Pork is a must eat at a Danish city

A city in Denmark has made pork mandatory on municipal menus, including for schools and daycare centers, with politicians insisting the move is necessary for preserving the country’s food traditions and is not an attack on Muslims. Frank Noergaard, a member of the council in Randers that narrowly approved the decision, says it was made […]

The year Charlie Hebdo was loved, hated and misunderstood

In the 12 months since the gruesome attacks on its Paris office, Charlie Hebdo has been praised, mourned, cursed and debated by a global panel of commentators, politicians and religious zealots – most of whom never read it, let alone understood it. By all accounts it has been a tumultuous year for the satirical weekly […]

Heartbreaking Portraits of Syrian Refugees

By Molly Crabapple All images by author In late September, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) invited me to document their work in Domiz camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. Run by the UNHCR, Domiz is home to over 40,000 mostly Kurdish Syrian refugees. Over five days, I drew MSF’s maternity clinic, where they helped 660 mothers give […]

Boxing day has nothing to do with boxing. AP explains

BY GREGORY KATZ In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here’s a brief look at some theories about how the holiday got its name and how people celebrate it: NO NEED FOR BOXING GLOVES While no one seems to know […]

Video shows Jewish extremists celebrating Palestinian toddler’s death

A video purportedly showing Jewish extremists at a wedding party cheering while stabbing the photo of a Palestinian toddler has triggered a firestorm of condemnation from Israeli politicians. The 26-second video, broadcast Wednesday evening by Channel 10, shows men in white skullcaps and shirts dancing while holding knives and guns. One of the dancers stabs […]

Colombians outraged over Miss Universe mix-up

Colombians celebrated for a little more than two minutes what appeared to be an unprecedented feat for this beauty pageant-obsessed South American nation: back-to-back Miss Universe titles. From President Juan Manuel Santos to Miss Colombia’s relatives in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla, millions of Colombians who tuned in for Sunday’s pageant screamed joyously when […]

Muslims defended Christians during an extremist attack in Kenya

Muslim passengers defended Christian passengers during an extremist attack on a bus in Kenya on Monday. Members of the al-Shabab militant organization shot at a bus in Mandera, Kenya, forcing it to stop. Once the militants boarded the bus, they attempted to separate Muslim and Christian passengers, intending to kill the Christians on board, the […]