Archive for March, 2010
UPDATE: Great News – Trinity will now NOT be removing ‘the year of our Lord’ from their diplomas. Full story here.
It’s 624 AD again. Multikulti madness hits the Lone Star State:
A group of students at Trinity University is lobbying trustees to drop a reference to “Our Lord” on their diplomas, arguing it does not respect the diversity of religions on campus.
“A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes,” said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection. “By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,’ it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ.”
Qureshi, who is Muslim, has led the charge to tweak the wording, winning support from student government and a campus commencement committee. Trustees are expected to consider the students’ request at a May board meeting. Read the rest of this entry »
Ynet News is reporting this morning that employees of a Gaza bank say Hamas police officers seized nearly $300,000 from a Gaza City branch, claiming they had a court order allowing them to take funds that had been frozen by their Palestinian rivals in Fatah.
The Islamic militant group has been in a bitter dispute with the Western-backed leaders of Fatah since seizing control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 in battles that left the Palestinians with rival governments. Fatah controls the West Bank. Bank staff spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.
Show this to your ‘Palestine’-supporting friends the next time you hear them bleating about a ‘two-state solution’. How would they like to live next door to neighbours like these?
UPDATED: 38 known dead, reportedly killed by ‘female suicide bombers’, as explosions have rocked the Moscow Metro this morning. We’ll keep updating this story, but it’s certainly looking like another Interfaith Dialogue™ initiative from you-know-who.
The first explosion happened in a carriage at the central Lubyanka underground station and has claimed the lives of 26 people, with more injured, informs RIA Novosti news agency.
The second blast happened at the Park Kultury Metro station in the third carriage of a train. 15 or more people are reported to be dead, the quantity of injured is unknown.
According to Russia’s Emergency Ministry, the first explosion presumably happened in the second carriage of a Metro train stopped at the Lubyanka station in the very center of Moscow, only several hundred meters from the Kremlin. At 9:30am Moscow Time, the Emergencies Ministry gave the number of casualties as 20 killed and 11 wounded on Lubyanka station and 12 killed and 7 wounded at Park Kultury station. Rescuers are working at both scenes.
The explosions happened during rush hour. Both Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations are very busy interchange stations, with many people there at any given time, particularly on Monday morning.
It is hard to make any assumptions right now but some reports say the explosions were carried out by suicide bombers. Meanwhile, all train services have been suspended on the Moscow Metro system for the time being, with security servics on high alert. A criminal investigation into a terrorist act has been initiated. Read the rest of this entry »
Former UN envoy Bolton (a straight-talking and incisive commentator and someone we have a lot of time for here at Un:dhimmi) says Washington is pressuring Israel not to strike nuke facilities. On top of the the disrespectful, unpresidential way that Barack Hussein Obama treated Binyamin Netanyahu this week (and by extension Israel herelf), It now appears that he is also getting comfortable with the idea of of Iranian nukes:
Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton expressed concern Sunday that Washington was coming to terms with a nuclear Iran.
“I very much worry the Obama administration is willing to accept a nuclear Iran, that’s why there’s this extraordinary pressure on Israel not to attack in Iran,” Bolton told Army Radio.
The former envoy claimed that this pressure was the focus of last week’s meetings in Washington between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyhau and US officials, including President Barack Obama. Read the rest of this entry »
GENEVA- The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday narrowly passed a resolution condemning Islamophobic behaviour, including Switzerland”s minaret building ban, despite some states major reservations.
The resolution, which was criticised by the United States as an instrument of division, strongly condemns… the ban on the construction of minarets of mosques and other recent discriminatory measures.
In a November referendum Swiss citizens voted to ban the construction of new minarets, a move that drew criticisms worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »