Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/22/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/22/2012The imam of the Lakemba Mosque in Sydney issued a fatwa instructing faithful Muslims not to have anything to do with Christmas celebrations. The same message was posted on the mosque’s Facebook page. After a public outcry, the message was removed, and the Lebanese Muslim Association said the fatwa was not valid, and had been posted in error. Later on, in a conciliatory gesture, the LMA arrange to have a skywriter spell out “Merry Xmas” in the sky over the mosque.

In other news, a German economic think tank predicts that the unemployment rate in Greece will reach 30% by 2014.

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Anonymous said...

"Right here, there used to be a school
Then came Taliban and parked a truck loaded with explosives outside"

- Just like what happened in Oslo in 2011. How ironic. Did the Taliban copy Breivik? Or, could it be the other way round? where did Breivik get the idea, in the first place..?

Anonymous said...

Over at Islam versus Europe

Three churches burned simultaneously in Austria