Again, the evil practices of the last and worst form of democracy are all found in tyrannies. Such are the power given to women in their families in the hope that they will inform against their husbands, and the license which is allowed to slaves in order that they may betray their masters; for slaves and women do not conspire against tyrants; and they are of course friendly to tyrannies and also to democracies, since under them they have a good time. For the people too would fain be a monarch, and therefore by them, as well as by the tyrant, the flatterer is held in honor; in democracies he is the demagogue; and the tyrant also has those who associate with him in a humble spirit, which is a work of flattery. Aristotle Politics Bk 4 part xi
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New Zealand to broadcast Muslim call for prayer on national TV, radio on Friday
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday announced that the Muslim call for prayer – the Azaan – would be broadcast on national television and radio as a soon of solidarity with the country’s Muslim community after the Christchurch carnage, said Radio Pakistan. Ardern also announced that New Zealand would hold two minutes of silence as a mark of respect for the dead on the day and women in the country were being encouraged to wear headscarves to show their support for the Muslim community. New Zealand’s premier called for a global response to the dangers of social media after the twin-mosques massacre. A white supremacist gunman streamed his 17 minutes of carnage during which he killed 50 Muslim worshippers during Friday prayers. Facebook said the live stream from Christchurch was viewed fewer than 200 times but it had to remove a staggering 1.5 million videos as footage of the slaughter went viral. Ardern said while her focus was on the people of New Zealand, there were issues world leaders needed “to confront collectively”. “We cannot, for instance, just simply deal with some of the issues we face with our social media to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis,” she said. “There is an argument there to be made for us to take a united front on a global issue.” “This is not just an issue for New Zealand, the fact that social media platforms have been used to spread violence (and) material that incites violence. All of us need to present a united front.” Source
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