The Left’s real agenda isn’t concerned with human rights – another reason why Conservatives must fight for them

Nov 27, 2016 by

by Andrew Thorpe-Apps, Conservative Home: […] But it is not just the Labour Party which finds itself in this position. Other organisations, some of which remain respected in the field of civil liberties, have experienced unsavoury episodes brought on by their left-leaning memberships. A case in point is Amnesty International. In April last year, I brought a resolution at Amnesty International’s annual conference which called on the organisation to gather evidence and campaign on the...

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Cuba: Fidel Castro’s Record of Repression

Nov 27, 2016 by

from Human Rights Watch: During his nearly five decades of rule in Cuba, Fidel Castro built a repressive system that punished virtually all forms of dissent, a dark legacy that lives on even after his death. During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms. Cuba made improvements in health and education, though many of these gains were undermined by extended...

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Bishops Tell Theresa May: Stop Ignoring Christian Persecution In Iran

Nov 18, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The former Bishop of Oxford John Pritchard was joined by MPs from different parties as well as members of the House of Lords. He joined MPs and Peers calling for an independent investigation of a massacre of political prisoners in Iran in 1988. In the summer of 1988, based on a fatwa decreed by the Islamic Republic’s founder Ayatollah Khomeini, some 30,000 political prisoners were massacred in the space of a few months and buried secretly in mass graves....

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Islam’s “Human Rights”

Nov 5, 2016 by

by Janet Tavakoli, Gatestone Institute: After witnessing the Islamic Republic of Iran violate human rights, adopt sharia law, persecute other religions, murder dissenters, and compel the judiciary to serve the Ministry of Intelligence, it seems clear that the worst thing that can happen to a free Western country is to allow Islamic fundamentalists to take over a government. Most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims pray in Arabic, even if it is not their mother tongue. The problem,...

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A World Without God – 6 statements in Sally Phillips’ BBC doc that show us where we’re heading

Oct 8, 2016 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Wow. How did this one get past the censors? It was incredible. And moving beyond words. What am I talking about? Sally Phillips most extraordinary documentary,A World without Down’s Syndrome, which screened on the BBC this week. Sally is well known as the TV comedy actress from TV shows like Miranda and the Bridget Jones films. She is also a Christian and her oldest son Olly has Down’s syndrome. At the beginning we were warned that the documentary contained some...

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The Christian origins of human rights

Sep 13, 2016 by

by Nick Spencer, Prospect Magazine: The notion of human rights has increasing political salience—but is it built on sturdy philosophical ground? Shami Chakrabarti’s book On Liberty ostensibly retells her “personal and political journey” as Director of Liberty, the Human Rights organisation. For all its biographic framing, however, this Director’s cut is really the story of human rights and, in particular, their turbulent recent history in the UK. Although not what she calls a human rights...

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