Sunday, January 06, 2013

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/6/2013

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/6/2013Our email service has returned, and the news feed is once again full. The backlog of email is incredible — it’s like I went away on vacation, except that I have no suntan or souvenirs to show for it. If you emailed us between Thursday night and this afternoon, and got a permanent bounce, you may need to resend the message.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has found herself in hot water after being seen with several children in blackface during an Epiphany celebration. It is a Central European tradition for children to dress up as the Three Magi during such celebrations, and one of the magi is usually in blackface to symbolize the tradition that one of the kings was African. Some observers, however, consider the custom racist, and an inappropriate activity for a German chancellor.

In other news, relations between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have worsened after the arrest of at least ten Egyptians in the UAE on charges of spying for the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Anonymous said...

Muslim as captain of the Norwegian football team (soccer)

- Whodda thunk...
- But of course! With a muslim sports minister, it had to be a muslim captain also. Even in Norway. Who better to choose, than a Moroccan muslim as captain of the Norwegian team. After all, why would there be a Norwegian captain on a Norwegian team?