Last Sunday the New York Times Magazine published an article by Samantha Shapiro entitled “Can the Muppets Make Friends in Ramallah?” Well, sure they can. But will their influence blunt that of the current predominant hate-filled children’s programming aired on stations such as Palestinian Authority TV and Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV? Unlikely. The Palestinian version of […]
Brooke M. Goldstein
Brooke M. Goldstein is a New York-based human rights attorney, award-winning documentary filmmaker and the director of the Children’s Rights Institute. Her most recent film, The Making of a Martyr, was the recipient of the Audience Choice Award for Best Film from the United Nations. It documents the incitement and recruitment of Palestinian children to become suicide bombers.
On Wednesday, freedom of speech in Europe took a new and devastating turn, as a Dutch appellate court ordered the prosecution of Geert Wilders, parliamentarian and filmmaker, charging him with “inciting hatred and discrimination” against Muslims for his film exposing the threat of radical Islam. This ruling comes a mere six months after the public […]
On Monday, a 13-year-old female child blew herself up in central Baghdad, killing 28 and wounding 68. Among those killed were male and female students; a tragedy of immense proportions. Suicide-homicide attacks by female bombers, the handicapped, and children, the last often detonated by remote control, are an increasing trend this year. Sadly this latest […]
Award-winning author Mark Steyn has been summoned to appear before two Canadian Human Rights Commissions on vague allegations of “subject[ing] Canadian Muslims to hatred and contempt” and being “flagrantly Islamophobic” after Maclean’s magazine published an excerpt from his book, America Alone. The public inquisition of Steyn has triggered outrage among Canadians and Americans who value […]