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AMSTERDAM — Threatened MP Geert Wilders is living at the Camp Zeist jail and Ayaan Hirsi Ali is being forced to live at a heavily-secured navy base in Amsterdam in what she claims is a restriction of her freedom … The MP went into hiding after the November murder of Theo van Gogh. She collaborated […]

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I en ny bok skal paven stå for en uttalelse som sammenligner Holocaust og abort. Leder av det jødiske samfunn i Tyskland, Paul Spiegel, reagerer kraftig på sammenligningen. Paven skriver at massedrapet på jødene ble stanset, men den lovlige utyddelsen av fostre fortsetter. Det er ikke første gang ledere innen den katolske kirke drar denne […]

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200.000 mennesker marsjerte gjennom Roma i ettermiddag med krav om at journalisten Giuliana Sgrena settes fri. Men demonstrasjonen var også for en stor del mot tilstedeværelsen til fremmede soldater i landet. Mange ville at Italia skulle trekke sine 3.000 soldater ut, selv om det vil være å innfri kidnappernes krav. Det kan synes pussig at […]

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17.02: jeg hadde håpet å kunne spørre Dag Solstad om perspektivet fra Berlin: om Theo van Gogh og situasjonen i Europa. Er ytringsfriheten truet? Hvordan blir det å være forfatter i fremtiden? Istedet ble det en lang norsk debatt. Nokså uvesentlig i mine øyne. Tur til byen idag: en endeløs strøm av bøker på mammut. […]

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Israel’s defense minister ordered a halt Thursday to the controversial policy of demolishing the homes of Palestinian suicide bombers and gunmen after an internal army review concluded it has not deterred attackers but has inflamed hatred. Since the 1967 Middle East War, Israel has razed more than 2,400 Palestinian homes — leaving thousands of people […]

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Gay Turks are hoping Ankara’s bid to join the European Union will bolster their legal rights in a Muslim society where homosexuality is kept under tight wraps. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has its roots in political Islam, has passed a swathe of reforms aimed at meeting EU human rights criteria, but […]

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16.02: Outrage: jeg kunne vanskelig tro mine egne øyne: Norsk Hydro presenterte historisk overskudd, og der står Eivind Reiten og sier at Hydro skal inn i Sudan! Oljeministeren bekrefter at Hydro-representanter var i landet for to uker siden. Leser de ikke aviser i Hydro? Hører de ikke nyheter? Vet de ikke at regimet i Darfur […]

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Iran and Syria say they are to form a common front to face challenges and threats from overseas. «We are ready to help Syria on all grounds to confront threats,» Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref said after meeting Syrian PM Naji al-Otari. BBC News

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Philippine security forces hunted on Tuesday for the bombers behind blasts in Manila and two other cities that killed 11 people on Valentine’s Day, while investigating a Muslim rebel claim of responsibility. Abu Sayyaf, a small Muslim militant group linked to al Qaeda, said it carried out the attacks in crowded public places on Monday […]

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Germany said Tuesday it had deported to Egypt a firebrand imam who preached holy war at a provincial mosque that police say is a hotbed of anti-western radicalism. After his last-minute appeal for political asylum failed, the 37-year-old Egyptian was put on a plane to Cairo on Monday. The authorities have clamped down hard on […]

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