Report: ‘Deep and disturbing decline in media freedoms’ … including in the USA and Europe

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Governments throughout the world seem increasingly nervous if not paranoid over a free press and media, according to a searingly poignant survey by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The annual survey of the global media in 180 countries, the French-based monitor report underscores a gradual deterioration […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 1: Boston’s radical Islam problem and the media elites that dare not speak its name

Jeffrey T. Kuhner June 4: The Greater Boston area has become a safe haven for Islamic terrorists. Muslim extremism has taken root in fertile soil, spreading through an elaborate network of radicalized mosques and Islamic cultural centers. The result is a clear and present danger to public safety. The state’s elites, however, have deliberately turned […]

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

Special to By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time to consult the crystal snow globe for a look at both the likely and unexpected events which will shape the New Year. Serious strife both in the Middle East, and Africa to a lesser extent, have expanded leading to a culture of conflict […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 19: Damning Trump’s leadership on the top global threat of our time

Special to Jeffrey T. Kuhner The establishment has become unhinged. Donald Trump’s call to impose a temporary moratorium on Muslim immigration and travel into the United States has caused the political and media class to completely melt down. Liberals openly refer to him as a new “Hitlerâ€� or neo-fascist strongman. All of his fellow […]

The scandal of official silence as Christianity emerges as world’s most persecuted religion

Special to By Sol W. Sanders The lack of public outcry over the continued persecution and murder of Christians in the Middle East is a scandal of enormous proportions. Only a few websites devoted to possible rescuing these victims dogs the internet. But pronouncements from public figures and even the leaders of Western Christendom […]

UN’s Ban reflects on year of ‘horror’ in ‘Afro/Mid-East centric’ crisis zone, sets $20 billion for humanitarian relief

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Calling 2015 a year which has brought “both breakthrough and horror,â€� UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presented a global report card of sorts on a “pivotal yearâ€� in which the world organization marked its 70th anniversary as well as helped achieve what he outlined as […]

UN slams North Korea human rights record as its Korean Secretary General sets visit

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a stern and sweeping rebuke to North Korea’s human rights abuses, a UN Committee has slammed the repressive communist regime in an annual report on “The Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.â€� In a vote of 112 in favor, […]

Hollande calls for unified war again ‘jihadist terrorism’ that threatens ‘the whole world’

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Again the forces of terror and hate have attacked Paris. Again, and for the second time in a year, we stand in solidarity and weep for the victims. And as the barbarity of the Grim Reaper of Jihadi terror swept across Paris on a Friday […]

What does Iran’s grim human rights status portend for its expanded international status?

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran remains dire despite a number of diplomatic breakthroughs and an overall thaw in relations between the Tehran regime and the West. Thus while Iran has profited by a nuclear “dealâ€� with key Western powers and […]

A closeup look at the UN Human Rights council explains its betrayal of rights victims

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Elections and selections among candidates to the UN Human Rights Council has again highlighted a glaring flaw in a system where politically authoritarian regimes such as Ecuador, Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela have won seats, and with it, an unjustified political legitimacy. In a […]

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