The Daily Populous

Saturday December 4th, 2021 evening edition

image for There need to be consequences for Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic comments

Thus far, Republican leadership has been quiet on the matter, issuing no public condemnation of Boebert’s comments.

“This party is for anyone and everyone who craves freedom and supports religious liberty,” McCarthy said of the GOP.

House Democratic leaders, meanwhile, have condemned Boebert’s Islamophobic remarks but have yet to put forth a formal resolution or penalty regarding her statements.

Researchers have indeed found that Islamophobic rhetoric by politicians has real-world consequences and has been directly linked with hate speech targeted toward Muslim Americans.

In their lack of response, Republicans, in particular, have shown that their party isn’t willing to denounce such Islamophobic statements.

Congress is known for moving slowly in general, though the response to the Boebert comments has taken a while.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) plays a horrific death threat she received following Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) recent Islamophobic attacks on her. »

Taliban bans forced marriage of women in Afghanistan

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Taliban chief in a decree says women should not be considered ‘property’ and must consent to marriage.

The Taliban has issued a decree barring forced marriage in Afghanistan, saying women should not be considered “property” and must consent to marriage, but questions remain about whether the group that returned to power in mid-August would extend women’s rights around work and education.

The Taliban leadership says it has ordered Afghan courts to treat women fairly, especially widows seeking inheritance as next of kin. »

Spain approves new law recognizing animals as ‘sentient beings’

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Animals in Spain will no longer be considered as “objects” by the law thanks to new legislation passed on Thursday by Spain’s lower house, the Congress of Deputies.

The new law to modify the legal framework of animals was approved on Thursday with wide support from Spain’s Congress – only the far-right Vox party voted against the measure.

The legislation changes the Civil Code, Mortgage Law and Civil Procedure Law, and broadly applies to all animals, whether they are domesticated or wild. »