Về ‘bức tường ngăn cách’ giữa nhà nước và tôn giáo ở Mỹ

1 thế giới – 09/03/2018, 16:40

Không phải ngẫu nhiên mà Tự do tín ngưỡng được đặt lên hàng đầu của vấn đề nhân quyền trong lịch sử nước Mỹ. Nó không phải xuất phát từ sự đàn áp tôn giáo của các lực lượng vô thần thế tục, mà xuất phát từ sự loại trừ lẫn nhau của các tôn giáo.

Mục đích của điều khoản thiết lập trong Tu chính án thứ nhất Hiến pháp Hoa Kỳ là tạo ra một bức tường ngăn cách giữa nhà thờ và nhà nước – Ảnh: Internet

Thời thuộc địa, nhiều nhóm dân cư theo các tôn giáo khác nhau phải chạy trốn khỏi sự bức hiếp của nhà thờ Anh giáo, đến lượt họ sau khi có lãnh thổ lại không chấp nhận những cộng đồng khác tôn giáo với mình. Đó là bản chất thiếu khoan dung của nhiều tôn giáo.

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Saudi Arabia: Những bối rối của vị thái tử

SÁNG ÁNH 3/3/2021 16:03 GMT+7

TTCTNhững cuộc cải cách nhỏ giọt ở Saudi Arabia và sự can thiệp chính trị cũng như quân sự bên ngoài đã không giúp ích được nhiều cho nỗ lực củng cố vương quyền của thái tử Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS).

 Thái tử Mohammed Bin Salman

 Năm 2018, CIA Hoa Kỳ có làm một tờ trình về việc ám sát nhà báo Saudi Arabia, ông Jamal Khashoggi. Theo đó, xác suất rất cao là thái tử MBS biết trước việc thủ tiêu ông Khashoggi tại lãnh sự quán Saudi ở Istanbul, Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ; nếu không muốn nói ông chính là người ra lệnh cho cơ quan tình báo nước này ra tay.

Hai chuyên cơ mang toán sát thủ đến Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ là của Sky Prime, công ty thuộc quỹ đầu tư nhà nước cũng do MBS kiểm soát. Năm 2017, thái tử giam lỏng 200 nhân vật trọng yếu của Saudi tại khách sạn Ritz Carlton. Trong số tù nhân này có tổng giám đốc Công ty chuyên cơ Sky Prime. 

Ông này đã ký giấy sang nhượng tất cả cổ phần của công ty cho quỹ đầu tư nhà nước. Sau đó ông có được thả hay không thì không biết, chỉ biết chủ tịch công ty, đồng thời là bố vợ ông tổng giám đốc bị bắt giữ, đang sinh sống tại Canada bèn đệ đơn ở Canada thưa thái tử về tội giật tiền.

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Trump trade tariffs: Europe threatens US bikes, bourbon and bluejeans

Guardian

IMF joins China in warning of potential harm from 25% tariff imposed on metal imports but Trump insists ‘trade wars are good’

A Chinese worker cutting steel in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province.
A Chinese worker cutting steel in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Europe has warned Donald Trump to expect retaliatory strikes against American icons like Harley-Davidson, Levi’s jeans and Kentucky bourbon, if he sparks a trade war by going ahead with punitive US tariffs on foreign steel.

The European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, warned there would be consequences for the US if Trump’s threat of a 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminium imports takes effect. Tiếp tục đọc “Trump trade tariffs: Europe threatens US bikes, bourbon and bluejeans”

Jerusalem: Malaysia army ‘ready’ to play role

Al Jazeera

The Malaysian Armed Forces are waiting for instructions from the top leadership, the Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]
The Malaysian Armed Forces are waiting for instructions from the top leadership, the Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]

Malaysian defence minister has said that the United States’ decision to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel was “a slap in the face for the entire Muslim world”, pointing out that his country’s military is prepared to perform its duty if its services are required.

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Trump’s Jerusalem move roundly condemned at UN

Palestine's ambassador to the UN said Trump's decision should disqualify the from leading peace efforts [Richard Drew/AP Photo]
Palestine’s ambassador to the UN said Trump’s decision should disqualify the from leading peace efforts [Richard Drew/AP Photo]

During an emergency meeting, UN Security Council members widely condemned Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that has led to deadly clashes across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Eight countries called for the emergency meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, as Palestinians protested across the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza Strip against the US president’s decision throughout the day.

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Jerusalem: Trump move prompts negative world reaction

BBC

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been met with a wave of disapproval.

Leaders from within the Muslim world and from the wider international community were swift to criticise the move, and some warned of the potential for violence and bloodshed as a result.

Mr Trump also approved moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, making America the first country in the world to officially recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Tiếp tục đọc “Jerusalem: Trump move prompts negative world reaction”

Climate talks close with Trump administration on one track, world on another

NBC News

The world climate conference ended Friday much the way it began two weeks ago — with the Trump administration bolstering legacy fuels like coal and gas, separating itself from much of the world.

The lone panel sponsored by the U.S. government was interrupted by singing and chanting protesters, who said support for coal power went against the thrust of talks centered on promoting renewable energy and 21st century technology.

The result was a fundamental disconnect at the gathering in Bonn, Germany. Tiếp tục đọc “Climate talks close with Trump administration on one track, world on another”

North Korea Assassins Bumped Off Kim Jong Un’s Brother With Deadly Nerve Agent That Could Kill ‘Tens of Thousands’ in Chemical War

Newsweek, Pentagon Report By Tom Porter On 11/5/17 at 8:29 AM

North Korea is prepared to use its stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons if war broke out with the U.S. and its allies, according to a letter Pentagon chiefs sent to lawmakers.

The letter, written by Rear Adm. Michael J. Dumont, the vice director of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff, details how a conflict between North Korea and the U.S. could play out. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, the letter notes the difficulty of establishing the “‘best- or worst-case casualty scenarios'” should war break out with North Korea, given the proximity of South Korean capital Seoul to the de-militarised zone and uncertainty over how much warning the U.S. would have of a North Korean attack. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea Assassins Bumped Off Kim Jong Un’s Brother With Deadly Nerve Agent That Could Kill ‘Tens of Thousands’ in Chemical War”

Trump Heads to Asia With an Ambitious Agenda but Little to Offer

By New York Times

President Trump in Dallas last month. He leaves on Friday for an 11-day, five-nation trip through Asia. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump departs on his first trip to Asia on Friday weakened and scandal-scarred, ready to face off against newly empowered Chinese and Japanese leaders in a region increasingly determined to set its course without American direction.

The White House is framing the trip as a chance for Mr. Trump to showcase his budding personal relationships with President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan — a forceful world leader pressing his peers to negotiate fairer trade deals with the United States and to intensify the pressure on nuclear-armed North Korea.

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The Chinese Have Cracked the Code for Communicating With Trump

FP

Stephen Wynn, who has financial interests in China, seems to be doing Beijing’s bidding.

Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn speaks at the Global Gaming Expo 2014 at The Venetian Las Vegas on September 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn speaks at the Global Gaming Expo 2014 at The Venetian Las Vegas on September 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

New revelations about the Chinese government’s attempt to forcibly repatriate a Chinese fugitive show an assertive Beijing benefitting from a U.S. administration at odds with itself. But who is that American casino mogul who has apparently become the Chinese government’s backchannel to the White House? It turns out he’s a businessman beholden to Beijing and willing to press their case in the corridors of power in Washington — and he has just the ticket. Tiếp tục đọc “The Chinese Have Cracked the Code for Communicating With Trump”

US President Donald Trump to visit Asia from Nov 3 to 14

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii between Nov 3 and 14, the White House said on Monday (Oct 16), amid rising tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes.

Trump will “call on the international community to join together in maximising pressure on North Korea”, the White House said in a statement, and will meet family members of Japanese citizens who have been abducted by North Korea. Tiếp tục đọc “US President Donald Trump to visit Asia from Nov 3 to 14”

Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military

NBC News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room.

Trump’s comments, the officials said, came in response to a briefing slide he was shown that charted the steady reduction of U.S. nuclear weapons since the late 1960s. Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position on that downward-sloping curve. Tiếp tục đọc “Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military”

Vietnam is worried that Trump’s weakness is making China strong

Citizens of Vietnam have developed an unusual national pastime: Across the country and on social networks, people trade suspicions that their government is secretly giving in to an aggressive China. And lately, there has been plenty of fuel for their rumours.

Some blame a visibly diminished US presence for giving Beijing an opportunity to act behind the scenes. Many blame officials in Hanoi for putting economic cooperation or alleged communist solidarity above questions of national pride. Last month, when a valuable project overseen by the Spanish company Repsol was suspended without explanation, both theories abounded. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam is worried that Trump’s weakness is making China strong”

World reacts to Trump’s new strategy on Afghan war

Al Jazeera, Aug. 22, 2017

India, UK and NATO express support for US president’s policy, but Pakistan, China and Russia offer little enthusiasm.

Donald Trump has committed the US to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan [Reuters]

Politicians from across the world have reacted to US President Donald Trump’s new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Trump on Monday committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan and signalled he would send more troops there.

He insisted that the Afghan government, Pakistan, India and NATO allies step up their commitment to resolving the 16-year conflict. Tiếp tục đọc “World reacts to Trump’s new strategy on Afghan war”