Monday, July 19, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/19/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/19/2010Three news stories about Pakistan are juxtaposed in tonight’s news feed, and their juxtaposition grants them a poignancy that might not otherwise be noticed. One concerns a couple in the tribal areas who have been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. Another tells the story of two Christians who were on trial for blasphemy in Faisalabad, and were shot to death outside the courtroom while handcuffed. The third story reports that the United States will give $7.5 billion to its staunch ally in the War on Terror. With friends like these…

In other news, a prominent Greek blog administrator was shot to death execution-style outside his home early this morning. Meanwhile, the Ulema Council of Indonesia discovered that it has been misdirecting Indonesian Muslims for months, and has been pointing them towards Africa instead of Mecca when they pray.

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.

Thanks to Barry Rubin, C. Cantoni, CSP, Diana West, Fjordman, Gaia, Insubria, JD, TC, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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2 comments:

Zenster said...

Another tells the story of two Christians who were on trial for blasphemy in Faisalabad, and were shot to death outside the courtroom while handcuffed.

Wouldn't want to take the risk of them fighting back or something dangerous like that, now would we? There's nothing more feared by Muslims than a fair fight. Chalk up yet another glorious victory for the Brave Lions of Islam™.

4Symbols said...

In hoc signo vinces

@UK: Margaret Thatcher’s Family ‘Appalled’ At Streep Movie

“They think it sounds like some Left-wing fantasy.”

Probably because Thatcherism was a left-wing neoliberal fantasy, the reality of Thatcherism for most was a left-wing neoliberal nightmare.