Monday, September 15, 2008

Because nothing says Ramadan like


At least 21 people were killed in a stampede in Indonesia on Monday as they crowded an alley to receive a cash handout for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police said. Another 11 people were injured in the crush as thousands packed the narrow sidestreet in Pasuruan, East Java province, to receive a cash gift of 30,000 rupee ($3.30) each from a rich family, police and news reports said.

Rogue Guerilla attacks.

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Alexander Yano on Monday accused what government calls “rogue” the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) forces of not respecting the observance of Ramadan by continuing “guerrilla attacks” on government troops.Yano cited six separate incidents of harassment by the rebels on government troops over the weekend -- three in Maguindanao province, two in Cotabato and one in Lanao del Norte.

Abject dhimmitude.

"We believe in celebrating the diversity of our students, staff, parents and community, and we are excited to embrace this holiday," said district information officer Eric Jones. "I think it's a testament to what the Plainfield Public Schools is all about — we believe in celebrating who we are."

Killing peacekeepers.

A blast has killed a Ugandan peacekeeper and wounded two others in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the second deadly attack against the African Union peacekeepers in 24 hours. Earlier on Sunday, Islamist fighters killed a Ugandan peacekeeper and wounded two others in Mogadishu. It was the latest in a series of attacks by the insurgents during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The military wing of the Council of Islamic Courts, Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack in a statement posted on an Islamic web site, Kataaib.

Ahh! The Religion of Peace.