Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/1/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/1/2011An Al Qaeda affiliate known as al-Mujahidin has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s car bomb outside a Coptic church in Alexandria, which killed 21 people. The Egyptian authorities referred to it as an attack on both Muslims and Christians, but all 21 fatalities were Christians. After the attack, violence broke out between Christians and Muslims in the area near the church. One amateur video shows police attacking the families and friends of the victims.

In other news, a Muslim in the English town of Derby discovered that the veins in a slice of tomato in his sandwich spelled out the words “Mohammed is the messenger of Allah” in Arabic. Elsewhere in Britain, an attempt to give a breathalyzer test to inmates in a prison caused them to riot. They drove away the warders, smashed furniture, broke windows, and set their cells on fire.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, DF, Gaia, Insubria, JD, Steen, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/1/2011

  1. Still waiting for the pundits and sanctimonious talking heads to refer to this as a “hate crime”….

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