Monday, May 24, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2010Two little German girls who were kidnapped in Yemen almost a year ago have been freed, but there is no word on the fate of their parents or their little brother. The girls, one four years old and the other five, now speak Arabic to each other and answer to new (Muslim) names. They have been returned to Saxony to live with relatives. Meanwhile, an American couple has been kidnapped, also in Yemen.

In other news, Indonesian authorities have cracked down on a Christian congregation and have denied them the use of their church building, despite the fact that they had obeyed the law and obtained all the proper permits for the building. Members of the congregation have vowed to continue practicing their faith by celebrating Mass in the street.

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

Thanks to C. Cantoni, CSP, Fjordman, Gaia, heroyalwhyness, Insubria, JD, JP, TB, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Anonymous said...

I see you've been found by Chinese spammers.

When the Chinese bubble bursts and that place descends into a hell of unemployed young men, failing social networks for the oldsters, and general civil warfare, I can't say I'll miss much that came from there.

Baron Bodissey said...


You can make your point just fine while leaving out the intemperate portions.



Rollory said...

What the hell were they doing in Yemen in the first place?

"aid workers"

ah, ok.

Related - Auster brought up Amy Biehl yesterday, which was a case I hadn't heard of:

This suicidal tendency needs to be cleaned out of the gene pool.

Auster's piece ends with a commenter asking why the we don't respond more violently to these situations. I would be completely in favor of that. [example redacted]

But I'm not a very nice person.

Anonymous said...

Members of the congregation have vowed to continue practicing their faith by celebrating Mass in the street.

Since Sharia forbids public worship by unbelievers, that's an extremely provocative and dangerous thing to do.

Anonymous said...

You and I have different definitions of "intemperate".

I stand by it. I think it would have a very salutary effect in the long run. Islam is war with us, let's start acting like we've noticed.

Baron Bodissey said...

Rollory, it's not my definition that's the issue. It's Blogger's definition that I worry about..

I've seen what blogs get shut down for. I'm determined to make sure that doesn't happen here.

It's not an issue of my personal opinion. For all you know, I'm even more gung-ho than you are.

Anonymous said...

Ok that's fair.