London’s Metropolitan Police have decided to make an exception to the rules against public disorder and assault, and will allow shoe-throwing by Muslims at demonstrations. Since the throwing of shoes as a sign of disapproval arises from cultural differences, in a concession to multiculturalism Scotland Yard feels obliged to allow Muslim residents to engage in the practice.
In other news, the sovereign debt crisis is reaching alarming proportions in Western nations, with public pensions providing an indefinite extra burden on top of more standard forms of debt. Japan is also in real danger of bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, New Zealand is seriously considering becoming a part of Australia.
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