Although Tomas Mair, a clearly disturbed member of a far right organization in the U.K. is the person who brutally murdered Labor M.O. Jo Cox on the streets of Birstall last Thursday, the real culprits are the politicians who have cast the referendum on Britain’s remaining or leaving the UK in apoplectic terms.
On the 23rd of June, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum on whether it should remain in the European Union or strike out on its own potentially causing a shift in international relations as well as affecting the economic future of the U.K. and Europe as a whole.
While the xenophobic right makes inroads across Europe’s most liberal and stable democracies and radical islam continues to increase its influence in the Arab world, the experience of some of the Syrian refugees offers a ray of hope for the Middle East and also for Europe itself.
The front runner in the Republican Primary targets ethnic and religous groups and even Pope Francis but may not win the Republican nomination due to party rules
Syria takes center stage as the world’s current flashpoint as negotiations over its future start and both the U.S. and Russia commit their military to the 4 and a half year old conflict.