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Sentenced to die Doctors in England have won the power to withhold life support from two-year-old brain-damaged child Charlotte Wyatt–against the adamant wishes of her parents: The parents of Charlotte Wyatt have been told that doctors are to be allowed to let their profoundly ill baby daughter die if they feel it is in her […]
Milblogger Matt Lagrone (remember his Christmas tree?) is home from Iraq and blogging again. Glad you are home safe, Matt. Hat tip: Laura Lee Donoho *** Related: Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette: Meanwhile, back at the front
***ABC reporting tonight that more tests are needed…*** Yeah, it’s weird. Reuters: An FBI-led task force is trying find out how the deadly poison ricin wound up in a student dormitory at the University of Texas, a campus police spokeswoman said on Saturday. A chunky white powder, less than the amount that would fill a […]
Today, the NYTimes editorial board pretends to show solidarity with brave foreign journalists who have published the Mohammed Cartoons overseas at risk of their freedom and lives. And then the editorial board has the nerve to call moderate Muslims “fence-straddlers” on the issue. Excuse me? Remind me what day and what page the NYTimes published […]
Cartoon insanity from the Iranian education minister. (Hat tip: Allah Pundit) Video at Little Green Footballs. Courtesy of MEMRI TV.
Check this out: Kashmiri earthquake survivors set fire to a puppet representing U.S. President George W. Bush during a protest against the publication of cartoons and caricatures depicting Prophet Mohammad, in the earthquake-devastated city of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir February 24, 2006. REUTERS/Thierry Roge That’s the kind of thanks we get for this: …U.S. Central […]
Yesterday in Lahore: Pakistani protesters holding daggers stage a rally against the publication of cartoons depicting Islamic Prophet Muhammad, with black banners arounds their chests that read, ‘God is Great,’ Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 in Peshawar, Pakistan. Thousands of Islams defied a ban on rallies across the country in condemning the Prophet Muhammad cartoons printed […]
Brian Maloney has an exclusive report on a reported $8 million George Soros bailout of Air America. Mark April 22 on your calendar. It’s the date of the first annual Milblogger conference in Washington DC. The best and brightest of the blogosphere will be there. Austin Bay will emcee. Speaking of milbloggers, they are disgusted […]
Congrats: Copenhagen – Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered the Muslim world by publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad last year, has won a Danish critical journalism award for its initiative, the jury said. Denmark’s largest daily was honoured with the Victor Prize for “having opened everyone’s eyes by showing how easy it is to introduce cracks […]
Paris mourned the death of Ilan Halimi today (via Haaretz): Cries of “vive la France” and “la justice” accompanied President Jacques Chirac, his wife Bernadette and Premier Dominique de Villepin last night as they left the memorial evening held here yesterday for Ilan Halimi. The ceremony, which was held in the Grand Synagogue on rue […]
***update: video of Hitchens’ speech at Expose the Left…courtesy of Age of Hooper, which has more photos…more video here…*** Instapundit has photos of the pro-Denmark gathering at the Danish Embassy convened by journalist Christopher Hitchens this afternoon. Looks like there was a great turnout. Lovely photo spread over at Vital Perspective. Blogger Greg Tinti was […]
Haleigh Poutre turns 12 years old today. Keep her in your prayers. *** Previous: Haleigh’s story continued: hope lives Haleigh vs. Tookie Blogging for Haleigh Haleigh wants to live
It’s Friday. It’s time for something to make you smile and cheer. Here it is. Hat tip and a great big virtual hug to reader MLC.
Your must-see lunchtime viewing comes from the NEFA Foundation, which captured the London demonstration against the Mohammed Cartoons earlier this month. Watch here (click on red tab at top of page). *** Related video: Watch the Muslim Madonna who is driving Islamists crazy. (Hat tip: Allah Pundit) *** Previous video: Takbir! — a joint Bryan […]
Suicide bombers reportedly tried to take out a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia this morning: A Saudi oil official said an explosion rocked a major oil processing facility Friday in eastern Saudi Arabia. An Arab satellite television station reported that one pipeline was damaged in an attack by suicide bombers in two explosives-packed cars. […]
Let’s review. Depictions of Mohammed are not allowed. Depictions of ordinary human beings and animals are not allowed. Depictions of mosques are not allowed. And now, depictions poking fun on the prohibition of depictions are not allowed, either… Click on the image for a Non Sequitur cartoon that has Muslims in Malaysia in an uproar: […]
Below the “Mohammed Cartoons” icon, I’ve added a tip jar. Never had one before, but folks have asked for it and I am happy to oblige! I appreciate any support, but more importantly, your continued readership.
A reader sent me the Danish word for solidarity the other day: “Sammenhold.” In Washington, D.C., today at the Danish embassy, writer Christopher Hitchens will be showing “Sammenhold” with a gathering to stand up for Denmark: Please be outside the Embassy of Denmark, 3200 Whitehaven Street (off Massachusetts Avenue) between noon and 1 p.m. this […]
Austin Bay looks at how the Golden Mosque was destroyed.
Breaking news via Yahoo! News: WASHINGTON – A state-owned company in the United Arab Emirates volunteered late Thursday to delay part of its $6.8 billion takeover of most operations at six U.S. ports to give President Bush more time to convince skeptical members of Congress that the disputed deal poses no security risks. The surprise […]
So now, it’s not just pictures of Mohammed and ordinary human beings that are unacceptable. Junkyard Blog points to this story: MADRID – The Spanish high street store Bershka has recalled its latest collection from its shops all over the world after complaints from some Muslim customers in Dubai. Bershka’s new range contains a label […]
Technorati has a cool new feature called “Technorati Favorites.” They asked me to put together some of my faves (limited to 20, plus my own), which you can access by clicking on the photo:
I added this at the bottom of the post below, but Karl Rove’s significant concession (camouflaged in face-saving rhetoric) deserves to stand alone: President George W. Bush would accept a slight delay in permitting Dubai Ports World to acquire a British company that operates six key U.S. ports, senior White House adviser Karl Rove told […]
After a rather rude (and criminal) disruption, I’m back. Let’s return to the ports, shall we? Lesson One of Portgate: Scream “Islamophobia/xenophobia” often enough, and people will start to back down. Lesson Two of Portgate: Mislead and mischaracterize your critics often enough, and people will start to back down. Here are two key talking points […]
Dear readers: Yes, I know the site has been down all morning. Yes, I’ve contacted the FBI. I will try to get back to work, but this has been a bit of a distraction. Thanks for sticking with me. *** Afternoon update: Confirmed DoS attack, with most of the IP addresses belonging to TurkTelecom. Tech […]