Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/3/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/3/2011Our email went down around dinnertime, so if you sent us any tips after about 6pm EST (23:00 GMT), they aren’t included in tonight’s news feed. Assuming they eventually come in, I’ll include them in tomorrow night’s news items.

Arid Uka, the Kosovar-German who is suspected of murdering of two American soldiers at Frankfurt Airport, has reportedly confessed to police that he planned and carried out the killings. Authorities believe he had recently become radicalized in his Islamic beliefs. Surprisingly enough, investigators are now publicly using both the I-word and the T-word.

In other news, the radical Tunisian Islamic group Ennahda — which had been forced to change its name under the now-deposed Ben Ali regime — has renamed itself the Islamic Trend Movement, been legalized, and may form a political party in Tunisia.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi has joined East and West Java in banning the Ahmadiyah Islamic Sect, which is considered heretical by mainstream Sunnis.

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.

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

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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