Instead of a Tip, a Waiter Received a Hateful Message

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAccording to Reuters, hate crimes against Muslim or “Arab-looking” people rose 15 percent in 2017. In a recent example of bigotry and ignorance, a group of customers at an Odessa, Texas location of Saltgrass Steak House wrote “We don’t tip terrorist” on their receipt. Rather than tipping their waiter on a $108 bill, they also circled the server’s name, Khalil. Khalil Cavil took to Facebook to open up about his experience: “I was sick to my stomach. I share this because I want people to…

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Erdogan Inaugurated as Turkey’s First Executive President Amid Concerns of One-Man Rule

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppRecep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey’s first executive president after winning elections last month. On June 24, over 50 million Turkish citizens went to the polls to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. According to the Supreme Election Council (YSK), incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious by securing 52.59 percent of the vote. Runner-ups Muharrem Ince and Selahattin Demirtas trailed behind at 30.6 and 8.4 percent, respectively. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is slated to continue his nearly 16-year reign by assuming a newly created…

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Philippine President Duterte States He Will Resign If Someone Proves God Exists

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppPresident of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has recently been criticized after a controversial televised speech wherein he called God “stupid.” The president has now stated that he will resign if someone proves to him that God exists. This is not the first time that Duterte has spoken negatively of the Catholic faith, as he has insulted Pope Francis numerous times in his speeches. His comments have sparked great outrage among Philippine citizens, as the Philippines is a heavily Catholic nation. Duterte questioned many of Catholicism’s core…

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With Kennedy Gone, Abortion Might Become A Supreme Court Issue Again

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppsThe 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade concluded with a ruling which allowed women throughout the entire United States to have abortions until the third trimester of pregnancy. In the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1973 ruling was updated to allow women to have abortions until fetal viability, which tends to occur in the second trimester. Today, abortion still remains a hot topic and has divided many people into two camps: pro-life or pro-choice. Abortion is a complex issue because it delves…

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Polish Parliament Votes To Revise A Controversial Holocaust Speech Law

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn June 27, Poland’s parliament voted to amend a controversial Holocaust speech bill signed into law by President Andrzej Duda in February. The law, initiated by the ruling Law and Justice Party, would make implicating Poland in the World War II atrocities a criminal offense punishable by jail time. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki surprised the world – and his own Law and Justice Party – by supporting the rescinding of the imprisonment clause of the legislation. Mateusz’s move has been hailed as a response to…

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