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Category Archive

The following is a list of all entries from the Islam category.

Breaking News – London Bombing

After finishing a movie, I just happened to turn on the news to find out that there was a bombing in London – specifically at the Glasgow Airport.

I am only doing a news post, as there is plenty of good coverage out there right now (and I couldn’t even being to do it justice) :

Glasgow attacked in airport terror strike

Glasgow Attack Seen Tied to London Bombs

The Hunt for Terrorists

Hot Air coverage number one, number two, and number three

Ace of Spades Coverage

Sky News – Be United, Resolute and Strong

ABC News – Flaming SUV Rams airport, 4 arrested

Good pix and video over at Flaps

 

Thanks to Hot Air for the top-notch coverage. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of the U.K., I hope it doesn’t get worse in the coming hours.

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Jessie Davis, London Terror and iPhone

Today was a VERY long day and I didn’t have the ability to get online for most of it. There are a few things I would like to touch on before heading off to bed…

1st – Jessie Davis –

kELLEY made a comment in one of the posts:

“HOWEVER, WHAT IS UP WITH A 5 MILLION DOLLAR BOND? EVEN OJ ONLY HAD 1 MIL?”

I was unaware that bail was set for Bobby Cutts and that is, indeed, the case. kELLEY’s question on bail was set so high made me wonder how such a number is determined. From Thinkquest.org:

Bail Hearing – As soon as possible following the indictment, the defendent should receive a formal bail hearing. A tentative bail is set by the judge on the arrest warrant; this gives the defendent an opportunity to contest the bail that is set while he or she awaits trial. To determine bail for a particular suspect, the judge takes into account

  • Past criminal record
  • Gravity of current charge(s)
  • Flight risk
  • Financial Situation

If the defendent poses little flight risk and the charges are not serious, the judge might release him or her ROR, (Released on Own Recognizance). This means that the defendent is not required to pay bail; the court feels that it is likely that he or she will return to stand trial. In the gravest cases, the judge might refuse bail, thereby forcing the defendent to await trial in jail

Every case is different – in this case, it seems as if the judge felt this number as appropriate.

2nd- R: London Terror

London was on alert after two bombs were found. I haven’t had a chance to read up fully on the situation, but there is a LOT of good coverage on the topic out there that I plan on reading tomorrow:

Hot Air as a LONG wrap-up with several updates
The Pirate’s Cove
Webloggin has great coverage as well – including maps
Dave in Texas
Flapsblog has an amazing amount of detail on the event

This just goes to remind us that it truly is a different world…

3rd – RE: iPhone

In case you missed it, the iPhone came out today…. no, I did not get one.

4th, and final, RE- Comment by B on Jessie Davis

“B” had an outstanding comment to Mindy on the Jessie Davis story, as well as kept me in line with a point I was making – this is the email I sent to “B”

I just wanted to say you had an outstanding comments post at the site
today (I was away almost all day and I didn’t see it until now).
Also, thanks for questioning me on what Mindy said – I was referring
to the “cop” aspect of her comment, not that race was the cause.

Thanks for the feedback and input, I truly appreciate it.

Thanks for the posts, B, as well as keeping me honest!


Unrest in Iran and update on Iran/Iraq situation

Over the last few days there have been reports of Iran venturing into Iraq, but the story was not really picked up by the media. One can guess that this is due to a lack a hard proof. As I went out looking for an update today to the situation, to see if there was any other information available, I found out that there is a great amount of unrest in recent days due to Iranian fuel rationing.

It seems that Iranian leadership didn’t give its citizens a lot of warning for the fuel rationing:

Iranians were given only two hours’ notice of the move that limits private drivers to 100 litres of fuel a month.”

That’s roughly 26 gallons folks. As a result, people started to protest. Cars were burned and gas stations were set on fire. People even turned their aggression a supermarket and a financial institution. There is a lot of good coverage of this story on the web, if you are interested:

Gateway Pundit has pictures and video of the aftermath, as does Pajamas Media.

The most interesting comment I found regarding the unrest and response to the rationing was this:

“Some MPs denied that the rioting on Tuesday and Wednesday had anything to do with the government’s rationing measures. “The attacks on the petrol pumps were organized well in advance by ‘agents provocateurs’ working for the US government, who incited some deranged individuals to set petrol stations alight,” Morteza Tamaddon told journalists.”

What is your first reaction to this comment? At first, it seems silly but at this point, it would not surprise me if something like this were to happen (quite frankly, not that it would be a bad thing either)

As for the Iran incursion into Iraq, The Merry Widow has some information (Thanks Right Truth):

“Unofficial and unconfirmed are 4, that’s right, 4 different incursions or invasions into another country in the ME.”

One has to wonder is the gas rationing is due to the Iranian government expecting some type of military action with the U.S.


Visit Right Truth (also on the Blogroll)

Take some time to head on over to Right Truth – Debbie has a wealth of information on politics, Iran, Iraq… if it’s going on in the world right now, she has coverage.

Great job, Debbie!

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