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Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada by becauseits2018 in worldnews

[–]green_flash -1 points0 points  (0 children)

No specific person was accused. Of course the identity of any potential suspects should be withheld from the public as long as possible. That doesn't mean the alleged victim doesn't deserve empathy as long as it isn't clear whether the accusations are true or not.

Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada by becauseits2018 in worldnews

[–]green_flash -16 points-15 points  (0 children)

To support someone and offer assistance, you have to take their word as the truth, at least on the surface. It will hardly ever be appreciated by any potential victim of a crime if you prefix every supportive statement you make with "IF this really happened to you and you didn't make it all up, ..."

Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada by becauseits2018 in worldnews

[–]green_flash -6 points-5 points  (0 children)

So the "harm" is that with each new story, the bear is poked a little harder and the pendulum comes back a little swifter.

A story being dismissed as fake and later turning out to be true can poke the pendulum in quite the same way, maybe even harder. That can trigger the very same "Everyone is complaining about people like me and acting like I'm ruining they're life!!! This is outrageous, I never hurt anyone, I just want to live my life and they won't let me!! I'd say we did a lot of good work to build this society and now they're coming in and trying to marginalize me!!!"" response from the other side.

Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada by becauseits2018 in worldnews

[–]green_flash -1 points0 points  (0 children)

To be honest, if you had posted that you reserve your judgement when the original story was first posted; people would have railed and thrown all kinds of accusations at you...including downvotes.

Luckily, there is a snapshot of the original submission of the story when it was on the frontpage. What you claim is demonstrably false.

Most of the upvoted comments were doubtful about the veracity of the story.

Toronto: 11-year-old Muslim girl 'terrified' after man cuts her hijab. Pressure mounts on Canadian governments to tackle Islamophobia, as police investigate ‘cowardly’ attack on girl while she was walking to school by maxwellhill in worldnews

[–]green_flash -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

While we're talking about hoaxes, someone's spreading the hoax that BeigeLion's comment was originally downvoted by the way.

Here's proof that it was sitting comfortably at a score of +200 ten hours after posting, the 2nd most upvoted comment.

Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada by becauseits2018 in worldnews

[–]green_flash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He wasn't called racist for pointing out that the story sounds fake. One user called him a racist for using a racist slur in another comment. That user was downvoted while he was upvoted. See here: http://archive.is/rN2fQ

Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada by becauseits2018 in worldnews

[–]green_flash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He hasn't been downvoted. See this archived version of the thread from 2 days ago. Sitting comfortably at +200.

Some who passionately disagreed with him were downvoted though. That includes the guy who called him a racist for using a racist slur in another comment.

7 times Trump critics called Russia a ‘s***hole’ & worse, and no one cared by SpaceRaccoon in worldnews

[–]green_flash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yo, it looks like you are shadowbanned. You may want to ask the admins what the cause is and how to get it removed.

How do I filter a certain topic on mobile that is not a standard filter on r/worldnews? by [deleted] in help

[–]green_flash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you say mobile, are you using an app or accessing the mobile site with a mobile browser?

Do you want to see only news related to India or everything except news related to India?

There are ways to filter topics with RES and there are ways to use RES on mobile, for example like this:

http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/Enhancement/comments/79ufrt/ive_discovered_a_way_to_use_res_on_mobile_android/

Without RES I don't think it's possible.

First law against rape in Somaliland by NotACaterpillar in worldnews

[–]green_flash -18 points-17 points  (0 children)

Rapists now stand to face at least 30 years in prison.

A minimum sentence of 30 years seems a bit excessive.

Refugees in Europe are just “Muslim invaders” and economic migrants seeking better lives, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has said, adding that the large number of Muslims in the EU had led to the appearance of ‘parallel societies'. by modereddit in worldnews

[–]green_flash 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Secular doesn't mean non-religious. It just means a very clear separation between the state and religion.

53% of the population in France is non-religious. That's similar to Ireland (51%) which is often considered a very religious European country. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_irreligion

Refugees in Europe are just “Muslim invaders” and economic migrants seeking better lives, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has said, adding that the large number of Muslims in the EU had led to the appearance of ‘parallel societies'. by modereddit in worldnews

[–]green_flash -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

The terms refugee and economic migrant are not necessarily dichotomous. "Economic migrant" refers to the motivation or part of the motivation for migration while "refugee" refers to whether there are grounds for protection.

Technically, a refugee is someone who has been granted political asylum in accordance with the UN refugee convention from 1951. The refugee convention does however NOT define who is eligible for political asylum. It just obliges signatory countries to some minimum standards for an asylum process which for example prescribes how asylum seekers are to be treated while their request for asylum is being processed and also that it is an inalienable human right to apply for asylum.

In the EU, the asylum process has several different outcomes:

  • Refugee status (basically means: Your government is systematically failing to protect you from persecution)
  • Subsidiary protection status (basically means: Your country is not in a state that allows us to send you back)
  • Temporary deportation stop (basically means: Sending you back right now would inflict intolerable hardship on you)
  • Rejection

The least controversial term to use is probably asylum seeker.

Depending on the country of origin, the percentage of applicants granted refugee status varies widely. For example, at the height of the refugee crisis almost two thirds of asylum seekers came from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan which are countries with high acceptance rates. Nowadays, with the Balkan route closed and the numbers of incoming asylum seekers dwindling, the vast majority of migrants comes from Sub-Saharan Africa via Libya or Morocco. They have a very low chance of being granted refugee or even subsidiary protection status.

Refugees in Europe are just “Muslim invaders” and economic migrants seeking better lives, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has said, adding that the large number of Muslims in the EU had led to the appearance of ‘parallel societies'. by modereddit in worldnews

[–]green_flash 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The Daily Express article is explicitly about migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya which sees a much larger ratio of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, and also much lower numbers overall: 119,247 in all of 2017. Until the Balkan route was closed and the EU-Turkey deal finalized, most of the asylum seekers came via Turkey and their countries of origin were predominantly war-torn countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2015 there was also a high number of refugees from Balkan countries like Kosovo, Albania and Serbia, but that subsided soon when it became clear they were considered safe countries of origin.

Here's the actual data from the UN:

Libya -> Italy: http://data2.unhcr.org/en/situations/mediterranean/location/5205

Turkey -> Greece: http://data2.unhcr.org/en/situations/mediterranean/location/5179

So while right now the majority of the newly arriving asylum seekers are not fleeing from war-torn countries, it is still a lie to claim that the majority of the asylum seekers who have arrived since 2015 are not from war-torn countries.

Two hundred migrants reach Spain after storming fence by Yamamba78 in worldnews

[–]green_flash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've looked it up. We're both wrong. It's 6 months or less. And they cannot return immediately after the 6 months are over.

Citizens of Belarus, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Republic of Armenia may take up employment without obtaining a work permit for a period not exceeding 6 months within 12 consecutive months on the basis of a declaration of intention to entrust a job to a foreigner

http://www.migrant.info.pl/Documents_entitling_a_foreigner_to_work_in_Poland.html

Two hundred migrants reach Spain after storming fence by Yamamba78 in worldnews

[–]green_flash 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Keyword there is "member state". Morocco is not a member state of the EU.

That is the Dublin regulation. It allows France or Germany to return migrants to Spain if they first arrived in Spain.

Stockholm metro explosion: Injuries reported after blast in Sweden capital by Kylde in news

[–]green_flash 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I didn't count today as it wasn't confirmed that it was a grenade. Is it confirmed now?