Category Archives: News and Politics

Leading the fight for freedom – in Turkey and elsewhere

Originally posted on Turkey File:
You’d have to love your president! Saturday, 15 July, was the first anniversary of a failed attempt by some officers in the Turkish armed forces to overthrow the country’s democratically elected AK Party government. The…

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The 105th Caliph closing the mouths of those who try to speak out

The last months we have seen that even by papers which had nothing against Erdoğan had also people arrested as being considered a danger for the “Islamic nation Turkey“. In that country many may have looked forward to see the … Continue reading

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Having been too busy with writing for others, leaving my own place quiet for some time

The previous months I have been very busy writing (under different names) religious articles for other websites and working on a glossary (of Jewish terms) which had normally to be published in April (but because I had not finished it … Continue reading

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2016 in review Politics #2 Persons of the year

Merkel‘s popularity had suffered in 2016, following a rash of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne on New Year‘s Eve blamed mainly on Arab and North African men. Going from 2015 into 2016 in some German cities brought … Continue reading

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2016 in review Politics #1 Year of dissonance

2016 year of dissonance, despair, where all certainties were brushed away When Israeli commandos in 2010 intercepted a flotilla of ships seeking to break Israel’s blockade of Hamas in the Gaza Strip a diplomatic rupture broke several contacts in the … Continue reading

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At the closing hours of 2016 #2 Low but also highlights

Wanting to write on what happened in 2016 I noticed I have forgotten to publish some articles I wrote this year. The time went credibly fast when our thoughts had to go to so many people in trouble, having to … Continue reading

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At the closing hours of 2016 #1 Looking down at terror

2016 is quickly coming to its end. By many it shall not be forgotten soon. Lots of people in 2016 lost their beloved ones and got confronted with a lot of bloodshed. Though there is no World War going on … Continue reading

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A strong and wise fighter who keeps believing in America

After a long and hard battle some hours later than the victor has gone on the stage she apologised for not winning this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. She knows how … Continue reading

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Trump et al.— The Global Storm

Originally posted on Back To The Routes:
​All around us, I see posts about how when Trump won, so did sexism, racism and hate. But the issue runs much deeper. First think about this question— would you mind so much…

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Nigel Farage called Donald Trump’s victory ‘bigger than Brexit’

A stand-in Ukip leader said while the votes were being counted that it ‘looks like 2016 is going to be the year of two big political revolutions’ Nigel Farage saying it would be ‘bigger than Brexit’. Nigel Farage later tweeted I … Continue reading

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