Monday, June 04, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/4/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/4/2012The news feed is inexplicably light tonight. Perhaps our tipsters have been so busy with Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee that they have been unable to send in the usual tips.

A blogger in Kuwait has been sentenced to ten years in prison for blasphemy. His crimes included sending out tweets about Mohammed, his companions, and Aisha. He also said disparaging things about the regimes in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

On a lighter note, a judge in the trial of Anders Behring Breivik was caught on camera playing solitaire on his laptop during witness testimony.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Egghead, Fjordman, JP, Salome, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Salome said...

Doesn't the Norwegian justice department provide its officers with decent computer games?

Nemesis said...

Re; that judge in the Breivik trial. What more needs to be said about this farce of a trial that is meant to be representative of justice.