On measles outbreak and the anti-vaccination movement

CDC said that the measles outbreak has now infected more than 100 people across 14 states and as it is happening it seems that we can partly blame the anti-vaccination movement. May I ask what is your view on this, how strong do you find the anti-vaccination movement and could the answer on the current situation be a mandatory vaccination? Read few comments.

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France after the attacks: Unity, divisions, something in between?

Four million people in the streets and 42 percent of French saying they oppose the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.  These are basically just numbers, but if you look at France after the Paris attacks what you see: unity, divisions, something in between? And how much it it important for the future of the country? Read few comments.

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Supreme Court could say yes to same-sex marriages. How will it change America?

U.S. Supreme Court will decide on homosexual marriages.

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The rapid grown of anti-Muslim prejudice is alarming, as is the resurgence of anti-Semitism

There is no doubt that the attack on Charlie Hebdo will trigger and triggers more debate about the immigration and Islam, but we have also seen attacks om Jewish targets in Europe in the recent past. How big do you think is the danger of on one hand a growing islamophobia and on the other hang a growing antisemitism in Europe? So basically how big is the danger Europe will become increasingly intolerant, and if this danger exists how to counter it? Read few comments.

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We are not all Charlie

It seems that both IS and al-Qaeda have praised the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Though we do not know for sure if the attacker have some contacts with bigger terrorist networks, would you say jihadist groups could somehow use this attack for their propaganda, for recruiting? For us the message of the attack is “Je suis Charlie” and that the attack for also an attack on freedom of expression, but what is the message of the attack for the extremists? Read few comments.

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Attack on Charlie Hebdo and freedom of press and expression

President François Hollande called the attack an act of terrorism. Without too much speculations who did it I think we can call an attack on media also the attack on freedom of speech. So in your opinion, how should media react, should there be some limits for example in depicting the Prophet? Read few comments.

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Merry Christmas for Christians of Middle East? Hardly everywhere

Pope and patriarch have recently condemned Middle East persecution of Christians. If you look at processes that we are witnessing in the Middle East region how important is the question of preserving Christian communities in the region, do you agree that they are under some increased pressure or not, and why? Read few comments.

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