Incident in Louvre to fuel alt-right rhetoric in French presidential elections

Key details: 04/02/2017 from Qatar Assessment: Whilst the incident in the Louvre Museum was committed by an Egyptian, the implications of this incident along with the recent attack in Quebec – which was committed by an alt-right white supremacist – it can be argued that it will affect the rhetoric of the French presidential elections and it can be expected that this incident will be used to fuel the causes of the far-right candidates. This lean to the far-right in the French presidential elections is populism at work as it is deemed to be the “cancer of democracy” where order and security are prioritised thus[…]

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Firebombing of Republican HQ: Orange County, North Carolina

Key details: 16/10/2016 from Qatar -Hillsborough police are investigating the apparent weekend firebombing of the Orange County Republican headquarters. -The building at 347 Ja-Max Drive was hit with graffiti and “flammable material” was thrown through a window starting a fire inside. -The words, “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” were spray painted on the side of an adjacent building. -Orange County, North Carolina, is overwhelmingly Democratic. Democrats and independents outnumber Republicans 5-1. Assessment: The presidential elections are only three weeks away from election day, from this incident it can be taken that the election has spelled the motivation of individual initiative. What is[…]

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US Congress passing bill to sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11

Key details: 29/09/2016 from Qatar -‘Families of those killed in the terror attacks on 9/11 are now legally allowed to sue Saudi Arabia, after Congress voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the legislation, the first override of his presidency’ (CNN, 2016).   -‘The American political fabric knows that Saudi Arabia is completely innocent and has been vindicated from the events of 9/11, with both the 9/11 congressional report and the recently declassified 28 pages clearly showing a complete lack of any evidence that would implicate it, and that any evidence against the Kingdom is presumptive, hypothetical and indeterminate’ (The Hill, 2016).  […]

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