Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/15/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/15/2012A Shiite ayatollah in Iraq, Ahmad Al Baghdadi Al Hassani, has issued a fatwa calling on Iraqi Christians to convert to Islam or be killed. He referred to Christians as “polytheists” and “friends of the Zionists”.

In other news, British retail outlets have cut their prices by up to 80% during the Christmas shopping season. The ongoing financial crisis has caused consumer purchases in the UK to enter one of the deepest slumps in living memory.

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