Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/23/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/23/2011Pastor Terry Jones has finally burned a Koran. A trial was held in a small church in Florida, and the book was found guilty of crimes against humanity. The sentence was carried out by dousing the Koran with kerosene and burning it in a metal pan. Muslim outrage is already pouring in, and Hezbollah says the Obama administration is responsible, since it dared to permit such a blasphemous abomination on American soil.

Meanwhile the war in Libya is going… well, it’s hard to tell how it’s going. The participants are still arguing over a command structure, with the Italians threatening to withdraw the participation of their bases if command is not transferred to NATO. Prime Minister Berlusconi is hedging his bets with Moammar Ghedafi, just in case his old friend the Colonel manages to make it through this difficult period.

In other news, the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa is swamped with new refugees from North Africa. The UN has ordered the Italians to move some of them to other locations, and a group is even now being shipped to a larger facility in Sicily.

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Anonymous said...

From the guidelines on taking an affidavit or witnessing an oath in the State of Victoria:

'It is not necessary that a religious text be used in taking an oath. . . . If the Koran is used instead of the Bible, the person witnessing the document, if not Muslim, should not touch the Koran.'

I note that the Korans in the Courts here are all wrapped in cloth, presumably so that the Court officials don't spread infidel najasat all over them.

Why bother burning when you can simply touch?

Blogger said...

Muslims can lie while holding the Koran if Islam is threatened by telling the truth. So holding the Koran will not make a muslim tell the truth.

Gary said...

Hezbollah has got its knickers in a twist over the Koran burning by Pastor Terry Jones but it is perfectly alright for Saudi Arabia to destroy visitors Bibles and other Christian artifacts.


The worm has turned, at last, in Indonesia.