Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/18/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/18/2011Portugal may not meet the EU’s mandated deficit-reduction target for 2011, and faces a projected 2.8% contraction of its economy in 2012. Meanwhile, Portuguese union leaders are calling for a general strike in protest against the government’s austerity budget.

In other news, a young woman in Austria was almost strangled to death when the veil of her hijab got caught in a dough-mixing machine. A passerby happened to see her plight, and cut her free of the veil with a knife. The victim remains in the hospital with severe neck injuries, but is expected to recover.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/18/2011

  1. I believe Islamic theologians and their enforcers, Wahhabi religious police would have let the woman perish in preference to letting a strange man slash her covering. Remember the young women who died in Saudi Arabia when they were turned back into their burning dormitories because they had escaped in their nightdress?

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