PRIVATISING CRUSADES – Throughout the Middle East in particular, the last remaining Christian communities, which managed to survive there for almost two thousand years, are being exterminated or forced out …

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NO FINGER IN THE DYKE – The current Dutch Prime Minister’s centre-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy will continue as the biggest party in the parliament, with Mark Rutte …

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TURKEY SLAPS EUROPE – Unhappy that “fascist” countries like Germany, Austria and the Netherlands won’t let him whip up the expat Turk enthusiasm for a Hitleresque power grab, President Erdogan …

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CONSERVATIVES IN THE CLOSET – The LA Times reports on the precarious existence of a perennially endangered specie living in one of the world’s most hostile ecosystems: Hollywood conservatives. “In …

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FINE YOUNG CANNIBAL – Everyone’s favourite Islam populariser Reza Aslan goes where CNN has not gone before: Religious scholar and television host Reza Aslan is facing backlash after he ate …

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STRAIGHT OUTTA MOSUL – The Calirat is deserting his sinking Caliphate: US and Iraqi officials believe the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left operational commanders behind …

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