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What to Say When You Meet the Angel of Death at a Party

EVERY 90 days I lie in a whirling CT machine, dye coursing through my veins, and the doctors look to see whether the tumors in my liver are growing. If they are not, the doctors smile and schedule another scan. The rhythm has been the same since my doctors told me I had stage IV colon cancer two and a half years ago. I live for three months, take a deep breath and hope to start over again. I will probably do this for the rest of my life. Whatever that means…more: nytimes

Leading German Far-Right Figure Ditches Party, Converts To Islam

A leading member of Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany party, known for lamenting “Islamization” of the country, has stepped down following his conversion to Islam, according to multiple reports.

Arthur Wagner resigned from his position in the German state of Brandenburg on Jan. 11 for “personal reasons,” party spokesman Daniel Friese said Wednesday. Friese added that the party has no issue with Wagner’s decision…..more: https: huffingtonpost

British Labour Party politician’s Plan Against Sexual Harassment on Public Transport

Labour leadership rivals Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall condemn proposal as an admission of defeat in fight for women’s safety

Yvette Cooper speaks during a women’s event in London. In response to the women-only train carriages idea Cooper tweeted: ‘Why should we have to shut ourselves away to stay safe?’

Front National councillor urges French far-Right party to convert to Islam

A far-right local councillor shocks Marine Le Pen’s party by becoming a Muslim and sending Front National officials a video in which he urges them to embrace Islam

Front National councillor urges French far-Right party to convert to Islam Maxence Buttey

A Front National local councillor has embarrassed France’s far-Right party by announcing his recent conversion to Islam – and urging fellow members to join him.

Maxence Buttey, 22, offended officials of the anti-immigration party by sending them a video in which he praised the “visionary” virtues of the Koran and urged them to become Muslims. more  telegraph.co.uk

Maryam Jameelah (Margret Marcus)

Renowned Islamic scholar and writer Maryam Jameelah died in Lahore, reports said Thursday. She was 78 and died after prolonged illness on Wednesday night.  Jameelah was born Margaret Marcus to a Jewish family in New York on May 23, 1934.…

Party Animals: Donkeys and Elephants

Thomas Nast political cartoons: from left, “A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion” from Harper’s 1870 and “Third-Term Panic,” Harper’s, 1874. Any Republican would say a donkey is stupid and stubborn, but the Democratic Party sees merit in the humble,…