Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/16/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/16/2011Demonstrators in Pakistan burned Pope Benedict in effigy in protest over the pontiff’s criticism of Pakistan’s blasphemy law. They say the Pope must butt out of Pakistan’s affairs and stop insulting Islam.

In other news, hedge funds in Britain are betting that China’s long-running period of strong growth is going to collapse soon — they are, in effect, short-selling China.

Meanwhile, a politician in the Left Party in Germany says that he wants to introduce communism in the country.

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7 comments:

doxRaven said...

Meanwhile, a politician in the Left Party in Germany says that he wants to introduce communism in the country.

Beautiful, it's a race to the Abyss. My increasingly worthless money is on Sharia beating Socialism to the race.

EscapeVelocity said...

Time to start burning Mohammad in effigy.

Nilk said...

I am so there, EV.

You don't lay hands on my Pope. Not even in effigy.

goethechosemercy said...

Burn the Black Flag.

Feli said...

Criticizing Islam Successfully to People Who Don't Want to Hear It

http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2011/01/criticizing-islam-successfully-to.html

TUCKS said...

Meanwhile, a politician in the Left Party in Germany says that he wants to introduce communism in the country.

We've already got it…

COMMEUNISM

Zenster said...

Exiled Tunisian Leader Provokes
Backlash From Saudi Bloggers


When the autocratic president and his family were forced to leave, they celebrated, online, the success of the first “Arab street revolution” which proved that “Arabs have dignity and can revolt.” [emphasis added]

Tunis was far from the start. The 9-11 atrocity proved once and for all time that Arabs can revolt our entire world.