“Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, 147 Hospitality Blvd.
Special speakers for the event will be Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville Division.
Killian and Moore will provide input on how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.
“This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian told The News Monday. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are” . . .
Killian said Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal jurisdiction.
The gap between rich and poor in Sweden is growing faster than in any other major nation, according to the OECD, although absolute poverty remains uncommon.”
Youth gang riots in the Swedish capital Stockholm have entered fifth straight night. Hundreds of mostly immigrant teenagers tore through the suburbs, smashing windows and burning cars in the country’s worst outbreak of violence in years.
Community leaders insist that a main reason for the violence is the high rate of unemployment in immigrant communities, particularly in the suburb of Husby near central Stockholm, one of the worst affected by the nighttime violence, Peter Oliver reported.
“In Sweden you’ve got welfare, access to the educational system – up to university level, you got access to public transport, libraries, healthcare – to everything. And still they feel that they [immigrants] need to riot through stones and Molotov cocktails. It’s ridiculous and a bad excuse,”Swedish Democrats MP Kent Ekeroth told RT.
“Police can put down these riots in five minutes – if the politicians were to allow them,” Ekeroth added.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The scene of Sweden’s worst riots in years, Husby is on the surface at least a typically neat suburb of colorful playgrounds, manicured parks and low rise apartment buildings.
Conversations with residents of this immigrant neighborhood soon bring tales of fruitless job hunts, police harassment, racial taunts and a feeling of living at the margins that are at odds with Sweden’s reputation for openness and tolerance. Riots that began in Husby have spread across Stockholm over the last four nights in scenes reminiscent of London in 2011 and Paris in 2005 – outbursts with their roots in segregation, neglect and poverty. The Swedish model of welfare – such as its 480 days of parental leave for each child – hides another side.
Some 15 percent of the population is foreign born, the highest in the Nordic region. The rise of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party, which has called for a curfew in response to the violence, has polarized Swedes.
From Dr. Qanta Ahmed:
“Pundits continue to agonize over the Boston bombers’ motive, yet no pursuit could be more futile. For jihadists, it’s not the motive, it’s the narrative.
From Chechnya or Chattanooga, the forces driving Islamists toward violent infamy remain the same. The narrative that has seduced them the world over is the idea of reclaiminga mythic Golden Age of Islam, a “glory” that can be “restored” onlythrough violent jihad. Both their “Islam” and the narrative are utterly fictional, yet the consequences of their make-believe are diabolically real.
Jihadist ideology provides the Islamist recruit his sole raison d’etre, the pursuit of violence. Whether disaffected boys struggling to fit in (the Boston bombers), or wealthy men breaking loose (Osama bin Laden), it is the all-encompassing jihadist role that so captivates them.”
New York Magazine: “Femen’s so-called “topless jihad” in support of Tunisian member Amina Tyler has grown into a bigger project, leader Inna Schevchenko declared. “At the heart of Islamism lies the enslavement of women based on control over their sexuality,” she wrote in an op-ed for CNN. As a result, Schevchenko says the aggressively topless activists plan to take on not just Tyler’s Tunisian captors but all of Islam.”