Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/23/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/23/2010At the request of Republican Senator Jim DeMint, the Congressional Research Service investigated the funding of NPR and PBS, and determined that about 14% of public broadcasting money comes from American taxpayers. The issue arose in the wake of the firing of Juan Williams by NPR for his less-than-positive statements about Islam.

In other news, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law says she converted to Islam during a trip to Iran. She also says that she now prays five times a day and wears hijab outside the home.

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Thanks to DF, Fjordman, Gaia, JD, JP, KGS, McR, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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