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The violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville reflects the dangerous, vicious, open-the-floodgates culture that having a Bully-in-Chief in the White House has created in America.
Hundreds of protesters descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017 for a “Unite the Right” rally. 
The rally was dispersed by police minutes after its scheduled start at noon, after clashes between rallygoers and counter-protesters, and after a torchlit pre-rally march Friday night descended into violence.
But later that day, as rallygoers began a march and counterprotests continued, a reported Nazi sympathizer drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one and injuring 19.
Self-described “pro-white” activist Jason Kessler organized the rally to protest the planned removal of a statue of confederate general Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville. 
Kessler is affiliated with the alt-right movement that uses internet trolling tactics to argue against diversity and “id…

Israel grants entry for Iranian journalist facing death penalty

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Deri said there is a 'real danger to her life' and he 'confirmed her entry without hesitation'

An Iranian journalist facing the death penalty in her home country for her journalistic work will be granted entry to Israel, Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri confirmed Sunday.

The journalist, Nada Amin, fled Iran to Turkey three years ago. But Turkey has announced that she would be deported back to Iran in the coming days where she would most likely be arrested immediately upon arrival.

"There is a real danger to her life,” Deri said according to Israeli media. “I confirmed her entry without hesitation.”

The minister responded to a request by the Jerusalem Journalists Association and the National Journalists Association to approve entry for Amin, who has written columns in Persian for the Israeli daily, Times of Israel.

"Amin is expected to be arrested immediately upon arrival in Iran and is in danger of execution because of her journalistic work,” said her brother in a letter to Minister Deri.

"This is a journalist who poses a real danger to her life, only because of writing columns on an Israeli news website,” said Deri, according to Israel’s Ynet News.

Israel and Iran are bitter longstanding rivals. Earlier this week, two Iranian soccer players were condemned for playing on a Greek team against Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Source: i24News, August 6, 2017

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