U.N. health agency names tyrant Mugabe ‘goodwill ambassador’



Ottawa man not guilty of sexual assault because he thought he could have sex with wife anytime

An Ottawa man has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting his wife because of his honest belief that he had the right to have intercourse with her whenever he wanted.

In a written ruling, Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith said the Crown failed to prove that the accused had formed the required criminal intent — mens rea — to sexually assault his wife in 2002.

“I find that the accused probably had sex with his wife on many occasions without her specific consent, as both he and she believed that he had the right to do so,” Smith said.

However, the judge ruled the man was not guilty of sexual assault because the Crown had failed to establish that he knew his behaviour was, in fact, criminal.

The decision, issued earlier this week, followed a five-day trial in June.

The man was part of an arranged marriage in Gaza. His wife, a Palestinian who grew up in Kuwait, lived in Ottawa and the family settled in this city.

She testified that during their marriage, she considered it her obligation to have sex with her husband. Often, she told court, she did not consent, but they both believed it was his right.

‘How could I burn fellow believers?’ Read a real-time account of the Auschwitz gas chambers, hidden for more than 70 years

Nadjary’s duties included receiving crowds of Jews as they were forced to undress before entering the gas chambers. The chambers were fitted with dummy showerheads, and Jews arriving in transport trains were told they were merely being taken into shower rooms.

“They went to their deaths suspecting nothing,” wrote Nadjary, adding that he occasionally “told the truth” if asked. Other Sonderkommando reported running into distant cousins in the change rooms, and similarly telling them of their imminent fate.

After approximately 3,000 had been packed into a chamber “as in a sardine tin,” SS men would use portals in the roof to drop Zyklon B canisters among the crowd.

“The boxes of gas always came in cars from the German Red Cross,” wrote Nadjary, noting that it took about five to six minutes for the gas to kill the whole 3,000.

When the chambers were unsealed, it was the job of the Sonderkommando to carry the bodies to adjacent crematoriums. Given the crowded conditions of the chamber, many bodies would still be standing up when they entered, the skin discoloured by the poison.

All evidence, ashes and crushed bones, was then dumped into a nearby river. “Thus they eliminate all traces,” wrote Nadjary.

The whole process of murdering and vaporizing a train of 3,500 people could take as little as four hours.

Today in cultural appropriation: Hoop earrings

“Having lost my language, the way I dress and accessorize is a way for me to connect with that mixed heritage identity. As for many women of color before me, hoops play a large role in my self preservation and expression.”

New Report Shows Hezbollah Used Prominent Bank in War-Ravaged DR Congo to Finance Key Terror Network

Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Shia terrorist group in Lebanon, has been using a bank with close ties to the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo to launder money and maintain a terror-funding network under the control of a Hezbollah financier arrested by US authorities earlier this year, a new investigative report released this week asserts.


You may recall friends and family dumping buckets of ice on their head to raise funds for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating neuro-degenerative disease.

Current treatments are able to slow ALS’ progression but fail to maintain or restore motor movement. Now, multiple clinical trials conducted by an Israeli firm, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, show a first-ever reversal in expected decline for patients, likely to transform how we treat ALS.

Just Before Scheduled TV Appearances, Las Vegas Hotel Guard Jesus Campos Goes Missing

The Las Vegas security guard who was credited as a hero in stopping suspected shooter Stephen Paddock during the deadly attack at the Mandalay Bay hotel has apparently gone missing. David Hickey, president of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) union had said last Friday that Jesus Campos was being treated at UMC Quick Care medical facility, but a facility spokesperson said there was no record that this was true.

Now, Hickey is apparently at a loss, telling LawNewz he hasn’t heard anything in days.

Hickey was with Campos just last Thursday at a Las Vegas hotel, while Campos was preparing for television appearances on Fox News, CNN, CBS, NBC, and ABC. He no-showed all of them.