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Cologne cathedral to switch off lights in protest at anti-Muslim march
March by Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West is latest in a series of anti-Muslim protests in Germany
Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany’s most famous landmarks, will be plunged into darkness on Monday evening in protest at a march by a grassroots anti-Muslim movement through the western German city.
The rise of Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida) has shaken the political establishment, prompting the chancellor, Angela Merkel, to warn in her new year address that its leaders were racists full of hatred and citizens should beware being used.
The group’s last weekly rally in the eastern city of Dresden attracted an estimated 17,000 people. It plans to hold further marches in other cities.
“Pegida is made up of an astonishingly broad mix of people, ranging from those in the middle of society to racists and the extreme right wing,” the dean of Cologne Cathedral, Norbert Feldhoff, said. “By switching off the floodlighting we want to make those on the march stop and think. It is a challenge: consider who you are marching alongside.”
Dresden’s Semperoper opera house also turned off its lights in protest during an earlier Pegida march through the city.
An opinion poll on Thursday revealed that one in eight Germans would join an anti-Muslim march if Pegida organised one in their town. Many people are concerned about the numbers of asylum seekers enteringGermany, which rose to about 200,000 in 2014, four times the number in 2012. Net immigration is at a two-decade high.
Anti-immigration parties, capitalising on voters’ disenchantment with economic austerity, have surged in popularity in several European countries.
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NASA: "A mishap occurred shortly after liftoff. Orbital has declared a contingency. NASA and Orbital are still determining when a press conference will be held."
UPDATE: 646 pm EST: The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station, but suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT. No injuries have been reported, and Orbital reports that all personnel around the Wallops Flight Facility launch site have been accounted for. NASA will continue to provide additional updates as they become available, as well as the earliest expected time for a news conference.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The artistic director of Heartland Men's Chorus challenges the artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to a friendly World Series wager.
Will Tim accept?
Raise the stakes?
And who will win the series?
San Francisco has upped the ante with their own challenge.
Okay, gentleman. We'll play ball with you!
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After bowing out of the speech, Sarkeesian turned to Twitter to clarify: "I didn’t cancel my USU talk because of terrorist threats, I canceled because I didn’t feel the security measures were adequate." The school not only declined to install metal detectors, it also would not conduct pat downs at the door, she reported.