Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/12/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/12/2011With the landslide victory of the AKP, Turkey may have just experienced its last free election. If the fundamentalist Islamic party gains a two-thirds majority in parliament, it can institute constitutional changes that will keep it in power indefinitely.

In other news, Moammar Qaddafi’s daughter Aisha has filed a complaint with the European Court in Brussels, accusing NATO of war crimes. Her charge concerns the bombing attack on Tripoli which allegedly killed her brother Seif al-Arab and three of his children.

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.

Thanks to AC, C. Cantoni, CS, DT, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, Kitman, Nilk, RE, Takuan Seiyo, Zenster, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Commenters are advised to leave their comments at this post (rather than with the news articles) so that they are more easily accessible.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

8 comments:

fahad said...

The western world is promoting democracy in muslim world.this is good.But when you are supporting secular military dictatorship it does not make any sense.
islam

seanrobsville said...

East London Mosque identified as epicenter of homophobic 'Street Jihad' campaign resulting in murder and maiming of gay men.

Nilk said...

Just for the record:the article in the newsfeed about a demo in Melbournistan held by the ADL is a rehash of a previous article.

My post about that rally is here.

goethechosemercy said...

I'm just seeing more and more "unity in diversity" every single day!
Disabled fearing to travel.
Muslims b**ching about hate crime.
Britons policing thought crime.
Vehicular homicide and porno violence in America.

cornholio said...

Islamic democracy is an oxymoron -- particularly for anyone non-Muslim.

goethechosemercy said...

Islamic democracy = tyranny of the majority.
Only in the West does the majority face scrutiny. In the rest of the world, where the individual usually means nothing, the aims of the majority are never questioned.

Lawrence said...

With the landslide victory of the AKP, Turkey may have just experienced its last free election.

Its kinda debatable whether Turkey every really had free elections to begin with.

I'd be willing to say, "the most free-like elections within Muslim influenced societies".

The point, though, is that this may be the last spark of free political expression they experience for a very long time. Same goes for Egypt.

From my perspective this is a very sad thing.

cornholio said...

Turkey has ALWAYS persecuted people of other faiths. Moderate persecution is STILL persecution.

For crissakes the Turks sponsored a mass pogrom in the 50's in ISTANBUL, in which the targets were Greeks and any man who wasn't circumcised. They burnt a Christian priest to death and the Turkish authorities did NOTHING (and in fact, have been thought to have been complicit).