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UN Demanding France Lift Burqa Ban, But That’s Not All They’re Calling For.

Pretty sure France is a sovereign nation and can make its own laws.

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The United Nations Human Rights Committee has released a ruling this week on France’s ban on wearing full-face veils — known as niqabs — in public as a violation of human rights and stated the country should be held accountable for their actions by compensating women who were convicted for breaking the law.

France originally implemented it’s “burqa ban” back in 2010, which stated that “no one may, in a public space, wear any article of clothing intended to conceal the face.”

Two women who were convicted for violating the ban in 2012 complained, leading to the review by a U.N. panel which monitors countries’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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The 18-person committee found that France failed to make the case for their burqa ban and gave the country 180 days to review the legislation and return with a solution. “The State has not demonstrated how the full veil presents a threat in itself for public security to justify this absolute ban,” the U.N.’s decision read.

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The panel further wrote that “the ban, rather than protecting fully veiled women, could have the opposite effect of confining them to their homes, impeding their access to public services and marginalizing them.”

The U.N. stated in a press release that “anyone can bring an alleged violation of human rights to the attention of the United Nations committees tasked with monitoring the realization of various human rights treaties, and thousands of people around the world do so every year.”

It’s important to note that the recommendations that were made by this committee are not legally binding.

France isn’t the only country that’s banned niqabs. Algeria just instituted a ban on public sector employees sporting the garment while they are at work. Algeria, by the way, is a Muslim-majority country.

According to local news sources, there aren’t that many women in Algeria who actually wear the niqab, so not many folks are likely to be impacted by the decision. It’s also been stated that the reason for the ban is to provide identification of public servants.

Source: TheBlaze

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Harrowing Tale of Week-Long Bear Attack is a Hoax, Say Investigators

Well this is embarrassing.

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It was only a few days ago that the world became familiar with a truly stupendous tale out of America’s last frontier. A man, stranded at a remote cabin in the Alaskan bush, was being haunted and hunted every night by a vicious bear, after being mauled ever so slightly on his first day on site.  His rescuers arrived after a week of these nightly attacks, and only after the stranded man was able to create a plea for help large enough to be seen by the air. The only issue with the story is that the whole thing appears to be made up, at least according to local researchers.  While the story went viral worldwide and more details came to light about the incident, some community members began to express concerns and doubt about the veracity of the tale. The cabin [Richard] Jessee took refuge in, as it turns out, was not his. It belonged to a fellow miner, though Jessee’s cabin sat only a few yards away. “We went out there to the cabin, but we couldn’t find a bear track within 500 feet of the place, but it should have been all torn up, according to his story,” said one anonymous source known to the Nugget. “There’s no hair, no tracks, no scat, nothing.” And also… The Coast Guard crew delivered him to an ambulance in Nome, which took him to Norton Sound Health Regional hospital. “We were told to get a man who had been mauled by a bear,” said Jim West Jr., the Nome Volunteer Fire and Ambulance chief. “He walked off the helicopter and walked into the ambulance. He had no animal bites and wasn’t bleeding.” Local police do admit that the area is known for its bear population, however, and the traumatized Jessee is…

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USPS Delivers Defiant Message to White House Regarding Vaccine Mandate

This is a slap in the face to the Biden administration.

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According to the Biden administration, trouble is coming, and it will arrive in the form of another prolonged economic downturn and possible lockdowns, if we don’t somehow get this “delta” variant of COVID-19 under control. The issue, according to many medical experts, is that this mutated version of the primary coronavirus pandemic strain, is spreading too rapidly among the unvaccinated, and without a significant number of Americans suddenly deciding to get inoculated in the near future, we may not reach “herd immunity” for months. Now, in an effort to speed up the stagnating vaccination rate, President Joe Biden is set to announce that all federal workers should be vaccinated, or face a grueling COVID testing protocol that was intentionally designed to be uncomfortable. The United States Postal Service isn’t taking the news lying down, however. The influential American Postal Workers Union on Wednesday said, at this point, it opposes a coronavirus vaccine mandate from the Biden administration but encouraged workers to voluntarily take the jabs. “While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a statement obtained by Fox News. The union did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. The union said in the statement that the safety of its workers is “of paramount importance” but “at this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations.” The Biden administration’s mandate will not be 100% iron clad according to sources familiar with the matter, but, rather, would be an incredibly strong suggestion with some terribly annoying hoops to jump through to abstain.

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