The Islamic State last night planted their black flag above the strategically critical Kurdish town of Kobane on the Syrian border with Turkey. Turkish forces made no attempt to assist as they stood by and watched a new pathway being opened up for foreign fighters to freely move from Turkey into Syria and Iraq.
Online newspaper polling late last week showed an overwhelming ‘yes’ to the question: ‘Should the burqa be banned in Australia?'. The yes vote varied somewhere between 60% and 98% depending on the poll. Whatever the reasons, a pretty strong signal has been sent to the Government. So, on what grounds can Australia ban the burqa?
If you’re planning on robbing a jewellery store and pistol whipping the owner, it’s best that your father is a Sydney QC and a friend of the presiding judge or you may well face a jail sentence.
The next international meeting on “climate change” is scheduled for 2015 in Paris and it’s Ban Ki-moon’s last ditch stand to define his tenure as UN Secretary General with meaningful global agreements on emissions.
Okay, I think I’ve figured it out, it’s certainly not a religious requirement as there is no mention of it in the Koran, so it has to be something else that would convince a woman to cover everything.
I cut my teeth in journalism a half century ago interviewing and sketching famous figures for the Canberra Times and I quickly learnt how to smell bullshit a mile away. I set in stone the advice of my first editor, John Allen, when he looked me in the eye and said, “Never say anything you aren’t prepared to defend to the death.”
If we're going to have a debate about banning the burqa, a little honesty wouldn't go astray. A few days ago, a misleading article in the Sydney Morning Herald stated the burqa is a religious requirement. With that false proposition the reporter promptly marched off to a couple of constitutional lawyers seeking advice that a ban on the burqua would be 'unconstitutional' on 'religious grounds'.
After Kathy first detailed her harrowing experience of rape to the pickeringpost.com in a two-part series, a rape she claimed was brutally forced on her by Bill Shorten, a number of media outlets contacted me asking for more details.
An attempt to march the Queensland Government before a Senate inquiry is a blatant bid by Clive Palmer, assisted by the Greens and Labor, to settle old scores with Campbell Newman and in the process trash our Westminster system.
Islamic State fighters have surrounded the Iraqi capital and are within five miles as Obama still refuses to put troops on the ground. Once Baghdad and its airport falls, a nuclear-capable Iran moves in.
A phone call to friends on the mainland indicates a lack of awareness of any Hong Kong protest and those who are aware appear not to give a damn anyway.
“Oh what a bummer”, said Obama when asked yesterday to explain why he remained asleep at the wheel of a golf buggy for the past 18 months ignoring daily briefings warning him of the rise of the extreme terrorist group of Khorasan in northern Syria.
For decades, climate alarmists have been attempting to trigger global cooling by killing industry with carbon taxes and absorbing solar energy with windmills, solar panels and wood-fired power stations.