Hizb ut-Tahrir has weighed in on the violence and unrest in Tunisia: it says that the country needs more than regime change; it requires Khilafah — the Caliphate. In a related story, deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali is rumored to have taken 1.5 tons of gold into exile with him, at the insistence of his wife.
In other news, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy strenuously denied that he ever engaged the services of a professional escort — he said he’s never paid for it in his life. To underscore his point, he told the press he has a new girlfriend.
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