Sunday, December 18, 2005

Not The 9 O'Clock News

US House Votes To Build Security Barrier - [via A Deeper Look] - The two-layered fence, about 700 miles long, would be built in parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The provisions, passed 260-159, put priority on construction near Laredo, Texas.

Attack On Ahmadinejad's Security Entourage Leaves Two Dead - [via Cuanas] - The local driver and one of Ahmadinejad's bodyguards were killed, on Thursday evening, in southeast Iran near the City of Zabol after an attack against the Presidential motorcade. Another bodyguard has been seriously injured during the shoot out.

Assault Rifles, Explosives Found In France. Lack Of Opportunity Cited. - [via Thomas The Wraith] - Police say they found weapons in a garage in Clichy-sous-Bois, including several pounds of explosives, AK-47 and Famas assault rifles, revolvers, ammunition, balaclavas and bulletproof vests...They believe the weapons were used for armed robberies in France to help finance jihad, or holy war, and that some of the money was given to al-Zarqawi's group.

Taliban Execute Teacher In Front Of Pupils For Educating Girls - [via The Telegraph] - Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan have executed a school teacher in front of his pupils for refusing to comply with warnings to stop educating girls...Under the Taliban interpretation of Islamic Sharia law female education was banned, along with female employment.

PA Arabs Vote Overwhelmingly For Hamas Terror Group - [via Israel National News] - Hamas has won an estimated 75% of the votes in the municipal elections in Shechem (Nablus), 72% of the votes in El-Bireh (Ramallah's twin city) and took the leadership of the terror-capital of Jenin as well. In Ramallah, long the seat of power of Yassir Arafat and the ruling Fatah group, the PFLP terror group took the elections.

EU Threatens To Block Aid To PA If Hamas Wins Election - [via Al Bawaba] - European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Sunday warned that the EU could halt financial aid to the Palestinian Authority if Hamas wins January's Palestinian elections and fails to renounce violence.

Italian Mayor Says Request To Use Public Market Square To Hold Islamic Prayers A Provocation - [via AGI] - " I have to consider this gesture of the Islamic association of Como as the latest provocation and I have to recognise that distances are increasing and the possibility for a discussion is now further away", said the Mayor of Como Stefano Bruni after Como police headquarters confirmed that today, from 12 pm to 3pm, the Islamic Community wants to gather and pray in the public area of viale Battisti, where normally there is a street market.

Nigerian Taxi Drivers Fight Police - [via The Telegraph] - Moped taxi-drivers clashed with Islamic police in Nigeria's Kano city after authorities began enforcing a new law banning women from being passengers on the bikes.

The Al Dura Fraud Exposed - [via Justify This!] - Must see video which documents the evidence surrounding the supposed shooting of Muhamed al Durah, such as the missing footage, missing bullets, the cameraman who filmed the footage caught out lying during an interview with a bbc reporter, the boy being seen in unscreened footage covering his face and moving when he is supposedly dead and much more.

Concern Expressed For Assyrian Christians In Iraq - [via Ekklesia] - Noting that indigenous Christians amount to almost a million people, around 7 per cent of the total population, the correspondents – including British MEPs (Member of the European Parliament) Glyn Ford, Labour, and Charles Tannock, Conservative – said that they should not be overlooked in the concern to safeguard the interests of Sunni and Shia Arabs and Kurds.They pointed out that the Assyrians, who are frequently omitted from media reports, were actually the original inhabitants of Iraq.

Hizballah Clones Cellphones Of Corporation Execs - [via Jihad Watch] - A group linked to terrorist organization Hezbollah has cloned the cellphones of Rogers Communications executives, including that of CEO Ted Rogers, The Globe and Mail reported Saturday.

Austria 'Begins Process' Of Restitution To Holocaust Victims/Survivors - [via Neshumah] -The fund created by Austria in 2001 to compensate those stripped of businesses, property, bank accounts and insurance policies under the Third Reich mailed letters to 100 of the 19,300 survivors who have applied.

Sharon Aide Markets Spielberg's 'Munich' In Israel - [via Reuters] - Steven Spielberg has hired one of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's top strategists to market his controversial new film about Israel's retaliation for the Palestinian attack on its team at the 1972 Munich Olympics


J said...

:) i've gotta find some way of making up for my lack of posts

Esther said...

Some incredible stuff in here. Spielberg's got nerve, the rat bastard. The Taliban is re-emerging? Man, why won't they just die already? The fact the Muslims are asking to have public prayers in a market area in Como is pretty frightening in its brazenness.

Pastorius said...

Good post, J. Thanks.

Esther, I wonder if the Muslim request for prayers in the public square is a precursor to riots?

I'll bet/