Category: Health and safety

health and safety

Attacker Stabbed a Catholic Priest While Shouting : ‘You are Muslim or Hindu… I will kill you.’

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Australian Police have arrested the attacker of the Indian priest, who was stabbed in Melbourne, and charged him with attempt to murder.

“Our Consulate officials met Father Mathew in the hospital. The police have arrested the attacker and charged him with attempt to murder,” Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet on Monday…more:  thenewsminute.com

The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the “dumbing down” of America –


There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It’s the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.

Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason, says in an article in the Washington Post, “Dumbness, to paraphrase the late senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, has been steadily defined downward for several decades, by a combination of heretofore irresistible forces. These include the triumph of video culture over print culture; a disjunction between Americans’ rising level of formal education and their shaky grasp of basic geography, science and history; and the fusion of anti-rationalism with anti-intellectualism.”…more:  .sott.net

Washington Post: Yes, the media do underreport some terrorist attacks. Just not the ones most people think of.

In a recent study, we found that the news media do not cover all terrorist attacks the same way. Rather, they give drastically more coverage to attacks by Muslims, particularly foreign-born Muslims — even though those are far less common than other kinds of terrorist attacks.

Here’s how we defined terrorism and measured the coverage. We first looked at all attacks in the United States between 2011 and 2015, as listed in the Global Terrorism Database. The GTD defines terrorism as “the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious, or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation.”…more:  .washingtonpost.com

The dark psychology of dehumanization, explained

You can think of human psychology as a series of overlapping mental programs. One program identifies faces as individuals we recognize. Another is working memory, which allows us to make quick calculations in our heads. These programs were coded by evolution and help us survive every day; they are the sources of our ingenuity and our compassion. They are everything we are….more:  vox.com

How religious are ‘Islamic terrorists’ like ISIL?

I”‘m often surprised how many Muslims still think terrorists are religious zealots and the problem is with religious “extremism” as if the violence stems from an overly enthusiastic reading of the Quran. While their overlords may use religion to make propaganda videos, terrorists are rarely motivated by religion at all. See this short video for more on this” Dalia Mogahed…..more: aljazeera.com

Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees

Take action for human rights. This course will teach you about the human rights of refugees and empower you to defend them.

Across the world, barriers are growing. Every day people fleeing war and persecution find the door slammed in their face. more: