Twitter Backlash after Pope Steps in to Blasphemy Row about Charlie Hebdo

According to Sputbick News, the Vatican had to step into after the Pope caused a furore on Twitter by saying there are limits to freedom of speech when it comes to faith – effectively giving some backing to the Paris attacks last week which killed 17 people.

Asked by reporters about the first attack on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo — in which 12 people died — the Pope said (video): “One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith. There is a limit. Every religion has its dignity… in freedom of expression there are limits.

In Graphic Photos and On Twitter, ISIS Members Record and Tout Executions of Gay Men

According to The Daily Beast, the attacks, which also include the stoning of an adulterer, appear to have taken place in Mosul and were distributed by ISIS social media accounts.

These are obscene images. They depict two men thrown from the roof of a building as a crowd watches them fall to their deaths, and they purport to show the Islamic State (or ISIS) carrying out public executions before an audience in Iraq’s Nineveh province.

Legacy of Strength: Saying Goodbye to Palestinian Feminist, Maha Abu-Dayyeh

By Zahira Kamal ‘With Maha, you didn’t just say it. You did it,’ remembers Zahira Kamal, Palestinian Women’s Affairs Minister, of her friend who died this month I first met Maha Abu-Dayyeh 40 years ago, at the beginning of her career. She was teaching English at Ramallah Women’s Training College. I was a physics teacher […]

World Football should Penalize Israel

By Rich Wiles t didn’t take reigning champions Japan long to score their first goal as Palestine started their first ever campaign in football’s Asian Cup finals with a 4-0 defeat on Monday. Mid-way through the game, commentators on satellite channel Eurosport mentioned the “slow development” of the Palestinian team over the years since its […]