Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/1/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/1/2012Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced that the US combat role in Afghanistan will end next year, a year before the complete withdrawal of American troops.

In other news, in the middle of the night unknown assailants set off a bomb outside a police station in the culturally enriched city of Malmö in southern Sweden. The blast blew a hole in the wall of the station and did extensive damage to the inside of the building, but no one was injured.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/1/2012

  1. Bhatti claims Norway shall be an islamic nation ruled by sharia. Bhatti convinced that the whole globe will be ruled by sharia

    The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet has interviewd Arfan Bhatti. And to this crucial question, Dagbladet DOES NOT ALLOW any comments.

    Comment anything BUT the most crucial question for the Western world ever.

  2. Born in Norway, went to kindergarten, but don’t speak Norwegian

    Around 70% of “minority tongue” children have problems following education when they start school

    Some of the children must be thaught what is ‘chair’, for instance, others ‘on the chair’

    Hanne Brunvoll, leader of Kindergarten section of the Education Association Oslo, doesn’t see any problem about this.

    Brunvoll is rather pleased that children of minority tongue background get extra assistance in school, and says imagining that they speak fluent Norwegian at the age of 6, is utopian, even though they are born in Norway and went to kindergarten – in Norway.

    This problem is also part of the reason why Norwegian families move out of areas with a majority of “minorities”(…). The Norwegian children simply get influenced by the poor language skills of these “minorities” copying their way of speaking.

  3. Stabbing in Oslo up 500% in January

    Twenty persons stabbed in Oslo in January 2012, compared to January 2011, with five.

    – Different things, like the weather, could be the reason, thinks Deputy Police Chief, Roger Andresen, Oslo PD (“Breivik, Christian fundamentalist”, July 2011)

    January 2011 was colder than 2012, explains Andresen.

  4. Erdotürk attacks Paul Auster
    – As if we needed you!

    Paul Auster to Erdogan: Unlike Turkey, Israel still has free speech

    Noted American author publishes statement following remarks by Turkish PM who called Auster ‘ignorant’ for choosing to visit Israel while criticizing limits on free press in Turkey.”

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