KHARTOUM, Sudan — A court convicted a British teacher Thursday of insulting Islam by letting her students name a teddy bear Muhammad and sentenced her to 15 days in prison, followed by deportation — avoiding a possible punishment of 40 lashes.
The sentence and quick trial swiftly resolved the case, which had left Sudan’s government facing the anger of Britain on one side and potential trouble from powerful Islamic hard-liners on the other.
Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to listen to a talk given by Mark Steyn. He is frakking brilliant! One line (among many many) that sticks in my mind, “The Democrats have no enemies, only adversaries whose grievances they haven’t accomodated yet.” He also reiterated his answer to the question: “Will Islam ever reform?” he says, “Islam is already reforming… towards Jihad.
Good Stuff…I hope to have a video together by this weekend, so you all can partake in his brilliance.
Note the fearless leader was no where to be found.
The armed man took hostages at the office on 28 North Main St. Friday afternoon. Foster’s Daily Democrat identified the suspect as Leeland Eisenberg, of Somersworth, N.H., someone who is well known to police in Rochester.
PARIS (Reuters) – Riots which hit a Paris suburb this week were the work of a “thugocracy” of criminals and not the result of social deprivation, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday.Sarkozy’s remarks came three days after dozens of police were injured in clashes with rioters following the death of two boys in a collision with a police car in the suburb of Villiers-le-Bel, to the north of Paris.“I reject any form of other-worldly naivety that wants to see a victim of society in anyone who breaks the law, a social problem in any riot,” he said in a speech to police officers.“What happened in Villiers-le-Bel has nothing to do with a social crisis. It has everything to do with a ‘thugocracy’.” “The response to the riots isn’t yet more money on the backs of the tax payers. The response to the riots is to arrest the rioters,” he said. In 2005 Sarkozy triggered outrage, including among many people unconnected with the unrest, when he branded the rioters as “racaille” (“scum” or “rabble”).