Three members of the advisory council for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland resigned after the government appointed a member of the country’s right-wing ruling party to serve on the body, The Associated Press reported Friday. The Culture Ministry appointed former Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to a four-year term on the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Council. The nine-member group of Poles meets once a year to advise the museum’s director and is separate from the International Auschwitz Council, which is made up of Holocaust survivors and experts. Szydlo faced backlash in 2017 when she appeared to defend her conservative anti-migrant policies during a memorial observance at the former Nazi death camp. She said that “in today’s restless times, Auschwitz is a great lesson showing that everything must be done to protect the safety and life of one’s citizens.” ADVERTISEMENT She later denied that her highly-criticized remarks were about refugees. The politician is … [Read more...] about 3 resign from Auschwitz museum board over appointment of right-wing politician
Authorities in Pakistan briefly blocked access to social media platforms on Friday amid ongoing anti-French protests across the country spurred by depictions published of the Prophet Muhammad. Khurram Mehran, a spokesman for Pakistan’s media regulatory agency, said that platforms like Facebook and Twitter were blocked for four hours Friday, according to The Associated Press . The temporary ban was carried out on orders from Pakistan’s interior ministry, though Mehran gave no additional details on the move, the AP reported. ADVERTISEMENT Protests led by the far-right Islamist political party Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) have erupted for days throughout the country demanding that the French ambassador be expelled and that the country boycott French products. The backlash comes after French magazine Charlie Hebdo republished cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad last year. Most Muslims believe that depictions of prophets in Islam are blasphemous and should … [Read more...] about Social media temporarily blocked in Pakistan amid anti-France protests
Republican governor Brian Kemp signs Georgia’s new voting law on March 25. Photo: Handout ./VIA REUTERS Until March 25, Georgia governor Brian Kemp was looking pretty finished politically. Very publicly and vociferously blamed by Donald Trump for ratifying Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s certification of Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia on November 20, Kemp was persona non grata in MAGA country. He had already been periodically in Trump’s doghouse over his handling of the pandemic in his state, and before that, over his rejection of the Boss’s instruction that he appoint Representative Doug Collins to an open U.S. Senate seat . But getting in the way of the 45th president’s attempted election coup was the final straw: Trump has been publicly and privately vowing to take down Kemp in next year’s Republican gubernatorial primary, as recently as the RNC donor retreat in Florida last weekend. During his brief campaign appearance in Georgia before the January Senate … [Read more...] about Can Suppressing Votes Save Brian Kemp?
close Video Biden administration asks federal workers to volunteer at southern border FOX News correspondent Mark Meredith joins 'Fox Report' with the details Vice President Kamala Harris still hasn’t held a formal press briefing since taking office, even after President Biden tapped her to lead diplomatic efforts to solve the border crisis . Biden placed Harris in charge of addressing the root causes behind illegal immigration from Central America in a diplomatic role as pressure continues to mount and a historic number of migrants try to cross the border illegally. After her tapping, Harris — who compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Ku Klux Klan in 2018 — said that she would be working with "civil societies" and governments from Central American countries to address the reasons why people are illegally migrating to the U.S. "We can't just be in a reactive mode," she said. However, the vice president has not … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris yet to hold press briefing despite key role in addressing border crisis
Nicole Hemmer is an associate research scholar at Columbia University with the Obama Presidency Oral History Project and the author of " Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics ." She co-hosts the history podcasts " Past Present " and " This Day in Esoteric Political History " and is co-producer of the new podcast " Welcome To Your Fantasy ." The views expressed in this commentary are those of the author. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN) Tucker Carlson knew what he was doing. When he launched into a diatribe against immigration during an appearance on Fox News Primetime last week, he preemptively struck out at his critics. "I know that the left and the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term 'replacement,'" he said, "if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate -- the voters now casting ballots -- with new people, more obedient voters … [Read more...] about History shows we ignore Tucker Carlson at our peril