The threat is not Islamic terrorism although that is a real and growing threat, especially in Europe, but increasingly in the United States. The threat is not about growing Muslim demographics although this is taking its toll in Europe, too. The threat is not even from the rise in influence of Islam across the globe. Those are genuine issues; Western leaders have so far failed adequately to respond to the threats they represent. The clear and present danger here eclipses all the others: If not curtailed, this risk could usher in the abandonment of the very intellectual freedoms on which our wider freedoms rest. It is our complicity in the rapid and so far unstoppable growth of direct Islamic and indeed Islamist control over whole departments and centers in a burgeoning number of Western universities in Europe and the USA. Do a handful of donations from Muslim governments to a number of European and American universities merit an entire article that starts out with claims that Western civilization is under threat? As a matter of fact, the scale of the donations is far beyond a handful, the universities involved are among the top academies in the world, the money involved is hundreds of billions of dollars, and the targets of Islamic finance are, for the most part, specific and form part of a distinct agenda.

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India Indian gay men’s wives ‘trapped’ in marriage Many stay married to gay men out of family pressure in a country where homosexuality is stigmatised and criminalised. She initially forced herself to believe her husband’s explanation that the phone messages were harmless fun – but in February, she saw emails with naked photos of her husband sent to his male best friend, who is also married. It was an arranged marriage but she had happily approved the match.

Rashmi, a social worker from the western state of Maharashtra who requested her last name not appear, was also content with her parents’ choice after spending time with her future husband. But on their honeymoon last November, she said he avoided physical contact with her, and she refused his demands for anal sex during the few months that they lived together.

Family pressures and financial dependency are among the most frequently cited reasons for Indian women staying married to gay men, experts say, in a country where gay sex is not only stigmatised but outright illegal. Many gay men in India marry under intense pressure from their families. While there is no data on forced marriages, Anjali Gopalan – executive director of the Naz Foundation, which has led a legal battle to decriminalise gay sex in India – said she has counseled thousands of gay men over the past two decades.

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Share this article Share But the UAE’s payment for his envoy work does not appear on the relevant website, despite funding from other donors being listed. A spokeswoman for the former Labour leader said he received the money to bankroll the travel expenses of him and his staff. But she insisted there was no conflict of interest between this and the work he did as envoy for the Office of the Quartet.

Questions have also been raised over whether any of the staff who supported his work as envoy were ever used to aid his lucrative, private work with the Gulf state. The ex-prime minister set the body up to boost the number of coaches working with children in the North East across a range of sports. Record-breaking middle distance runner Steve Cram said:

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Basic facial-detection technology was used to select all images which showed a single face of sufficient size and clarity to subject to analysis. This left 35, pictures of 14, people, with gay and straight, male and female, all represented evenly. When the resulting model was run on data which it had not seen before, it far outperformed humans at distinguishing between gay and straight faces. In both cases the level of performance far outstrips human ability to make this distinction.

This aligns with research which suggests humans can determine sexuality from faces at only just better than chance. As fetuses develop in the womb, they are exposed to various levels of hormones, in particular testosterone. These are known to play a role in developing facial structures, and may similarly be involved in determining sexuality. The researchers suggest their system can pick up subtle signals of the latter from the former.

Using other techniques, the program was found to pay most attention to the nose, eyes, eyebrows, cheeks, hairline and chin for determining male sexuality; the nose, mouth corners, hair and neckline were more important for women. The study has limitations. Firstly, images from a dating site are likely to be particularly revealing of sexual orientation.

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Rather they speak of their lives in often gruesome and stripped-bare details, leaving us chilled by their short and fragile lives in grasp of the oldest trade on earth.

The geography of this catastrophe is broad and its causes are many, but its consequences — war and uncertainty throughout the world — are familiar to us all.

It is much longer than the typical New York Times Magazine feature story; in print, it occupies an entire issue. The product of some 18 months of reporting, it tells the story of the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq 13 years ago, leading to the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis. The geography of this catastrophe is broad and its causes are many, but its consequences — war and uncertainty throughout the world — are familiar to us all.

It is unprecedented for us to focus so much energy and attention on a single story, and to ask our readers to do the same. We would not do so were we not convinced that what follows is one of the most clear-eyed, powerful and human explanations of what has gone wrong in this region that you will ever read. You can log in to save your progress or resume reading where you left off. Preface Civilians fleeing Basra, Iraq, March Azar Mirkhan changed from his Western clothes into the traditional dress of a Kurdish pesh merga warrior: He also thought to bring along certain accessories.

These included a combat knife, tucked neatly into the waist of his cummerbund, as well as sniper binoculars and a loaded. Should matters turn particularly ticklish, an M-4 assault rifle lay within easy reach on the back seat, with extra clips in the foot well. The previous year, ISIS gunmen had cut a murderous swath through northern Iraq, brushing away an Iraqi Army vastly greater in size, and then turning their attention to the Kurds.

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From bottom-left to top-right: Brick , Frankie , Axl , Mike , and Sue. An ABC sitcom about two working-class parents raising three children in small-town Indiana. Rife with narration and flashbacks. Frankie was a saleswoman at “Ehlert Motors” where she had the lowest sale record and Mike is the manager at the local quarry. Their three children are: Axl Charlie McDermott , perpetually lazy and unmotivated, even to wear a shirt or pants; Sue Eden Sher , the braces-wearing middle child who tries out for a number of extracurricular activities Along with Modern Family , it was the break-out comedy of the television season though Modern Family tends to get all of the entertainment media attention.

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The announcement, scheduled for 1 p. Wednesday, will break with decades of U. His Majesty emphasized that Jerusalem is key to achieving peace and stability in the region and the world. Embassy would be moving to Jerusalem despite Palestinian hopes to use the city as their capital. Abbas, too, warned Trump of possible repercussions. At the White House, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed criticism from Muslim and Arab leaders whom the President phoned advance of the announcement.

Indonesian human rights activist Tunggal Pawestri corroborates this notion that homosexuality was previously frowned upon but tolerated.

Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. CNN In less than 18 months, being gay in Indonesia has gone from widely tolerated to just plain dangerous. An unprecedented wave of police raids, vigilante attacks, and calls for the criminalization of homosexual sex have left many in the country’s LGBT community fearing for their safety. Read More The world’s largest Muslim democracy, Indonesia is often considered something of a bulwark of tolerance amid growing conservatism elsewhere in the Islamic world.

But that perception is now shifting, amid increasing verbal attacks on minority groups and the growing implementation of Islamic bylaws by regional governments. In less than two weeks, two young men were seized by vigilantes who burst into their home in Aceh province, then taken to authorities who caned them for having homosexual sex. In a separate incident, later in the month, attendees at an alleged gay party in a Jakarta sauna were arrested and images of their faces were disseminated online by Indonesian police.

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