The founder of Best Buy has directed his investment firm to cut off any further donations to a conservative non-profit group that distributed inflammatory anti-Muslim videos on social media.
Olympus Ventures said in a statement Friday that Richard Schulze was unaware the organization, Secure America Now, had distributed the ads when the firm made a 2016 contribution to the group. Olympus Ventures, which manages Schulze’s investments, says he has strongly condemned the group’s ads….more: /nationalpost
Between quoting the Constitution and decrying government oppression, he told his little girls that he missed them and was sorry for missing recent holidays. He reminded them that they need to be good for their mother.
“I’ve had to do a lot of soul-searching up here,” he said. “And I’m with good people, who’ve also had to do a lot of soul-searching — some people who have been doing this soul-searching for years… and I am 100 percent willing to lay my life down to fight against tyranny in this country.”….more: www.washingtonpost.com
The official Twitter account of the Australian navy’s adviser on Muslim affairs was shut down within days of an official complaint by an anti-Islam group about its content, Guardian Australia can reveal.
Captain Mona Shindy, the chief of navy’s strategy adviser on Islamic affairs, had been active on the @navyislamic account until it was deleted around 22 December….more: .theguardian.
The leader of the nation’s Catholic bishops on Monday (Dec. 14) denounced the backlash against Muslims and refugees in the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, apparently by a pair of radicalized Muslims.
Americans “must resist the hatred and suspicion that leads to policies of discrimination,” said Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
“Policies of fear and inflammatory rhetoric will only offer extremists fertile soil and pave the way toward a divisive, fearful future,” he said, while also lamenting the toll of the Dec. 2 shooting that left 14 people dead and more than a dozen wounded…more: washingtonpost.