An American resident of Lombok Island in Indonesia became annoyed when a mosque’s loudspeaker woke him up. His reaction? He disconnected the speaker cable. This turned out to be a mistake — he has been arrested for blasphemy, and is being held under armed guard for his own protection, pending trial and sentencing. He may face up to five years in prison — if he survives that long.
In other news, Venezuela’s state media have been airing an increasing number of anti-Semitic attacks, blaming the country’s Jews for economic problems. Prominent Jews have protested to President Hugo Chavez, and the Dear Leader has granted them an audience. Stay tuned.
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