Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/31/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/31/2011A hazardous materials alert was issued at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois today after several employees encountered a suspicious package in the mailroom of the base post office, and became ill. The affected people were sent to a hospital, a decontamination unit was set up, and extensive tests were conducted. As far as the experts could determine, no harmful substances were present in the environment. The cause of the illness is unknown.

Meanwhile, entry to an amusement park in Rye, New York was blocked off after a brawl arose when Muslim visitors objected to the park’s “no headgear” policy, which had denied women in hijab access to certain rides. Large numbers of police were summoned to quell the disturbance.

In other news, the Italian oil giant ENI says its natural gas pipeline from Libya to Italy will reopen in mid-October. Elsewhere in Libya, large numbers of Tuareg tribesmen fled across the border to Algeria after being targeted by the rebels. They were suspected of having sympathies with the Gaddafi regime, or even of being mercenaries.

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Thanks to American Delight, C. Cantoni, Diana West, Egghead, heroyalwhyness, Insubria, JP, Kitman, Nilk, Rembrandt, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Anonymous said...

Re: Catalan mosques... a "serious harm to pubic order"...

Perhaps, that too... but I trust ANSAmed meant to say "public order"...