14.2 C
London
Monday, June 21, 2021

Update COVID-19 25 October 2020

25 October 2020 — Six (6) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 1282 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to five thousand, and sixty-six (5066). To date, four thousand, eight hundred, and thirty (4830) patients have recovered, including twenty-four (24) in the past 24 hours. The number of active…
More

    Latest Posts

    Florida bartender receives internet fame after rescuing woman from harasser at bar

    She’ll take this round to go.A Florida woman took to Twitter last week to praise an alert bartender who apparently noticed that she was being harassed by a fellow patron while at the bar with a friend.FLORIDA MAYOR UNDER FIRE FOR CALLING PRIDE CRASH A TERRORIST INCIDENT "This man was harassing me and my friend and…

    Jeep plows into family on Bronx sidewalk in suspected targeted attack

    A Jeep mowed down six family members on a Bronx sidewalk early Sunday, leaving one woman in critical condition — in what the victims believe was a targeted attack, according to police.The gray Jeep mounted the sidewalk at 170 Street and Sheridan Avenue near Grant Park in Claremont just before 4 a.m., the NYPD said,…

    US extends travel restrictions at Canada, Mexico land borders through July 21

    U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said on Sunday.The 30-day extension came after Canada announced its own extension on Friday of the requirements that were set to expire on Monday and have been in place since March 2020…

    CDC, FDA investigating rare tuberculosis outbreak potentially linked to contaminated bone repair product

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and state and local health agencies are investigating the origin of a rare, multi-state tuberculosis outbreak after more than 100 patients may have been infected during spinal surgery or fracture repairs this past spring.The procedures used a bone repair product called FiberCel Fiber Viable…

    ‘Squad’ reps rally to defense of Ilhan Omar after fellow Dems lambaste her over Israel comments

    Members of the far-left “Squad” in the House of Representatives are rallying to the defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., after a group of 11 other House Democrats leveled harsh criticism against her over comments from earlier this week that appeared to compare the U.S. and Israel to terrorists. 

    “Pretty sick & tired of the constant vilification, intentional mischaracterization, and public targeting of @IlhanMN coming from our caucus,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted. “They have no concept for the danger they put her in by skipping private conversations & leaping to fueling targeted news cycles around her.”

    Ocasio-Cortez was referring to a statement from Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill.; Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and eight other Democrats that slammed Omar for “Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban.” 

    “Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice,” the group said. “The United States and Israel are imperfect and, like all democracies, at times deserving of critique, but false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups. We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words placing the US and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.”

    DEM INFIGHTING REACHES NEW LEVEL AFTER OMAR CALLS COLLEAGUES’ CRITICISM ‘ISLAMOPHOBIC’

    Omar hit back in an early Thursday morning tweet, calling the statement from that group of Democrats “shameful” and saying “The islamophobic tropes in this statement are offensive.” 

    “The constant harassment & silencing from the signers of this letter is unbearable,” Omar added. 

    Later Thursday, Omar released a statement saying, “On Monday, I asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken about an ongoing International Criminal Court investigations. To be clear: the conversation was about accountability for specific incidents regarding those ICC cases, not a moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the U.S. and Israel. I was in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems.”

    Schneider appeared to accept the clarification in a tweet. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., along with other members of Democratic leadership, also issued a statement that appeared to be pushing to lower the temperature. 

    “”Legitimate criticism of the policies of both the United States and Israel is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate… But drawing false equivalencies between democracies like the U.S. and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban foments prejudice and undermines progress toward a future of peace and security for all,” Pelosi and other Democratic leaders said. “We welcome the clarification by Congresswoman Omar that there is no moral equivalency between the U.S. and Israel and Hamas and the Taliban.”

    ILHAN OMAR SLAMMED BY FELLOW HOUSE DEM FOR ‘OUTRAGEOUS AND CLEARLY FALSE’ STATEMENTS ABOUT US, ISRAEL

    Meanwhile, Reps. Cori Bush. D-Mo., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., also jumped to Omar’s defense later on Wednesday as the tensions that had been simmering in the House Democratic caucus in recent weeks and months broke out into an open war of words. 

    “Stop attacking @IlhanMN. Stop attacking us,” Bush said. “I’m not surprised when Republicans attack Black women for standing up for human rights. But when it’s Democrats, it’s especially hurtful. We’re your colleagues. Talk to us directly. Enough with the anti-Blackness and Islamophobia.”

    “I am tired of colleagues (both D+R) demonizing @IlhanMN,” Tlaib added. “Their obsession with policing her is sick. She has the courage to call out human rights abuses no matter who is responsible. That’s better than colleagues who look away if it serves their politics.” 

    Republicans Thursday seized on the bickering in the House Democratic caucus, with some, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., calling on Omar to face consequences. 

    ILHAN OMAR SAYS AMERICA, LIKE HAMAS AND THE TALIBAN, HAS COMMITTED ‘UNTHINKABLE ATROCITIES’

    “Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitic & anti-American comments are abhorrent,” McCarthy said. “Speaker Pelosi’s continued failure to address the issues in her caucus sends a message to the world that Democrats are tolerant of anti-Semitism and sympathizing with terrorists. It’s time for the speaker to act.”

    Other Republicans called on Omar to be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

    The latest episode of intra-party division among Democrats over comments from Omar began during a Monday hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Omar pressed Blinken on his opposition to the International Criminal Court investigating alleged war crimes in both “Palestine and Afghanistan.” 

    “Enough with the anti-Blackness and Islamophobia”

    — Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., on fellow Democrats’ criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

    Omar insisted there are alleged war crimes to investigate committed by both “Israeli Security Forces and Hamas.” She also alleged the Taliban and the Afghan government are responsible for war crimes. In a tweet, Omar said that there were “unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.”

    Omar’s previous criticism of Israel has landed her in hot water. She was on the forefront of Democrats calling for President Biden to dial back support for the Jewish state during its recent fighting with Hamas.  

    “The United States should be doing everything in our power to bring about an immediate end to this conflict and the carnage it has caused,” Omar said in a statement disapproving of U.S. weapons sales to Israel, “not continuing to sell Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the very bombs used to kill Palestinian children.”

    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during a press conference at a memorial for Daunte Wright on April 20, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Omar is at the center of a controversy in the House Democratic caucus that revolves around comments she recently made about Israel. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during a press conference at a memorial for Daunte Wright on April 20, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Omar is at the center of a controversy in the House Democratic caucus that revolves around comments she recently made about Israel. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

    CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

    Seffi Kogen, the global director of young leadership at The American Jewish Committee, wrote in a Newsweek op-ed that those kinds of comments amount to “contemporary blood libel.” 

    And the House passed a resolution in 2019 condemning bigotry in response to comments from Omar suggesting that Israel supporters were pushing for U.S. politicians to declare “allegiance” to Israel. That was seen as a form of the long-standing “dual loyalties” trope that has been used against Jewish people for centuries. 

    Also in the House “Squad” showing support for Omar was Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. 

    She told Democrats to “Stop the bad faith attempts to take @IlhanMN’s words out of context. She called a simple question. The ICC exists to investigate and exact recourse when human rights are violated. Imagine if Congress was as outraged by what Palestinians endure daily.” 

    Latest Posts

    Florida bartender receives internet fame after rescuing woman from harasser at bar

    She’ll take this round to go.A Florida woman took to Twitter last week to praise an alert bartender who apparently noticed that she was being harassed by a fellow patron while at the bar with a friend.FLORIDA MAYOR UNDER FIRE FOR CALLING PRIDE CRASH A TERRORIST INCIDENT "This man was harassing me and my friend and…

    Jeep plows into family on Bronx sidewalk in suspected targeted attack

    A Jeep mowed down six family members on a Bronx sidewalk early Sunday, leaving one woman in critical condition — in what the victims believe was a targeted attack, according to police.The gray Jeep mounted the sidewalk at 170 Street and Sheridan Avenue near Grant Park in Claremont just before 4 a.m., the NYPD said,…

    US extends travel restrictions at Canada, Mexico land borders through July 21

    U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said on Sunday.The 30-day extension came after Canada announced its own extension on Friday of the requirements that were set to expire on Monday and have been in place since March 2020…

    CDC, FDA investigating rare tuberculosis outbreak potentially linked to contaminated bone repair product

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and state and local health agencies are investigating the origin of a rare, multi-state tuberculosis outbreak after more than 100 patients may have been infected during spinal surgery or fracture repairs this past spring.The procedures used a bone repair product called FiberCel Fiber Viable…

    Don't Miss

    Ebola outbreak in Guinea declared over

    Brazzaville/Conakry – The Ebola outbreak that emerged in Guinea in mid-February was declared over today. It was the first time the disease resurfaced in the country since the deadly outbreak in West Africa that ended in 2016. Guinean health authorities declared the outbreak on 14 February 2021 after three cases were detected in Gouecke, a rural…

    The President of the Republic of Mauritius discussed COVID-19 Vaccination Programme with the WHO Representative in Mauritius

    His Excellency Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, the President of the Republic of Mauritius met Dr Laurent Musango, the WHO Representative in Mauritius on 17 June 2021 to discuss the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination programme in the country.    It was an opportunity for the WHO to update the President on the country’s latest Situation Report and…

    WHO Demonstrates Commitment in supporting COVID-19 Response and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness in Liberia

    18 June 2021 Monrovia, 16th June 2021 - The World Health Organization (WHO) on 16th June 2021 delivered a huge consignment of Infection Prevention Control (IPC) supplies and laboratory diagnostic kits to the Ministry of Health in Monrovia to strengthen the response to COVID-19 and improve preparedness to EVD. The supplies donated included diagnostic kits…

    Is the ‘hardliner’ talking point about Iran’s Raisi a whitewash?

    A global narrative among major media outlets uses the term “hardliner” to describe Ebrahim Raisi, the winner of Iran’s presidential election announced Saturday.The term “hardliner” was invented by major media to describe the far-right in Iran. It is generally not used to describe any other form of politics in the world. For instance, Israel, Saudi Arabia,…

    US to pull Patriot batteries from key MidEast countries

    The US is moving up to eight Patriot air defense batteries from key countries in the Middle East, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Friday.The report calls it a “major realignment” of the US military footprint, potentially affecting Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, key US partners in the region.This means it also…

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

    × Share your content