Monday, March 28, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/28/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/28/2011The exodus from Libya has begun. Several hundred refugees have reportedly left Libya heading for Sicily, traveling in flimsy dinghies and inflatable boats. At least one boat was lost at sea. The immigrant crisis on Lampedusa has become acute, and the Italian government is planning to relocate several thousand refugees to the mainland — if they do not have any diseases that require quarantining.

In Syria, confrontations between the security services and demonstrators are ongoing, with more reports of soldiers firing into the crowds. In Yemen, a munitions factory that had been taken over by the rebels exploded while the occupiers were attempting to haul off the weapons. Some reports say that as many as 110 people were killed.

In other news, plutonium has been detected in the soil in the area around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, although the level is negligible, and no threat to health. Radioactive water is leaking from the plant through a tunnel, and officials fear that it may eventually find its way into the sea.

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Anonymous said...

Muslim model defends Miss Universe contest bid

Shanna Bukhari wants to be the first Muslim to represent the UK in Miss Universe A model bidding to become the first Muslim to represent the UK in the world final of Miss Universe has been defending her decision to enter.

Shanna Bukhari, who is 24 and lives in Manchester, said she's been sent racist and abusive messages since making it to the beauty contest's UK final.

She believes Muslims in the UK should be allowed to have a western lifestyle.

But Muslim groups have accused her of disrespecting Islam.