Early this evening a man walked up to a security checkpoint at the Pentagon station on the Washington D.C. Metro, pulled out a gun, and shot two police officers, wounding them slightly. Even though they were wounded, the officers pulled their Glocks and fired back, critically injuring the attacker. Government spokesbeings hastened to assure the public that the incident had no connection with terrorism.
They were also quick to assert that the alleged assailant was not a Muslim, that shooting policemen at a Metro station was un-Islamic, and that the allegedly alleged assailant had never read the Koran, emulated Mohammed, faced Mecca to pray, or recited the shahada. In fact, he had never once in his life even thought about Islam.
OK, so I made that last paragraph up. But still…
In other news, the Turkish government is very upset that the U.S. Congress appears to be on the verge of passing a resolution identifying as a genocide the WW1 massacre of Armenians by the Ottomans. The Turks are threatening to cancel $45 billion worth of defense contracts if Congress approves the resolution.
Thanks to C. Cantoni, Gaia, heroyalwhyness, Insubria, JD, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.
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