Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/1/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/1/2012Four French summer camp counselors were fired from their jobs because they were fasting during Ramadan. Their employers believe that their lack of nourishment prevented them from protecting the health and well-being of the children in their care, but the fired workers insist they are victims of discrimination.

In other, more homicidal news from across the Islamic world:

  • Seventeen people were killed in Yemen in a clash between rebel gunmen and government forces.
  • Bombings and other Ramadan attacks by Al Qaeda killed twenty-three people in Iraq, including a young TV presenter in Mosul.
  • Fighting between soldiers and rebels in the Christian suburbs of Damascus killed at least one soldier.
  • Seven Iranian aid workers were kidnapped in Libya.
  • A comedian who was well-known for poking fun at Al Shabaab was gunned down in Somalia.

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Nemesis said...

Mr. Mundine had a very promising and lucrative football career before taking up boxing in which he has had some success.

He is also an indigenous person who carries two rather large chips on each shoulder concerning his aboriginally and his conversion to the religion of death.

His referral to the complaints as prejudice rather than acknowledge the real causes speaks volumes about his mind set when it comes to defending Islam. The problem has nothing to do with Islam and the noise that Muslims make in and around a prayer room. No sir! It's just the local residents prejudice!