Saturday, January 1, 2011
Friday, December 31, 2010
As Christians emerged from Alexandria, Egypt's Mass of the Saints Church, a car bomb ripped through the crowd killing at least seven and injuring at least 24. Father Mena Adel, a witness to the carnage, explained: "I was inside the church and heard a huge explosion. People's bodies were in flames."
Remember, Islam is a religion of peace according to liberals.
In the aftermath, according to news sources,
"Some Christians from the church clashed with police in anger over the blast. The Christians hurled stones at police and a nearby mosque, chanting, "With our blood and soul, we redeem the cross," the witnesses said."On a day meant to bring people together in celebration of a new year and friendship, terrorist scum always tries to rear its ugly head. And who do they attack? Peaceful people worshiping God.
|Mass of the Saints Church|
"The attack comes at a time of rising sectarian tension in Egypt and the broader region. In November, hundreds of Christians rioted in the capital, Cairom, smashing cars and windows after police violently stopped the construction of a church. The rare outbreak of Christian unrest in the capital left one person dead.
Christians are believed to make up about 10 percent of Egypt's mainly Muslim population of nearly 80 million people, and they have grown increasingly vocal in complaints about discrimination. There have been occasional attacks targeting Christians - most notably, in January 2009, seven Christians were killed in a drive-by shooting on a church in southern Egypt during celebrations for the Orthodox Coptic Christmas. The Saints Church in Alexandria targetting early Saturday also came under attack in April 2006, when a man with a knife stabbed worshippers."Religion of peace.
Update: The death toll has risen to at least 21. New reports also indicate that it may not have been a car bomb and in fact could have been a suicide bomber on foot.
Here are some of our better articles from the past year:
Reid: 'I never said Iraq War was lost,' Angle is a "Liar"
The House condemns North Korea; One Republican doesn't
NBC names Ground Zero Mosque developer a "Person of the Year"
Consider this an open-thread; discuss whatever you please.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Eagles, who are not pleased with Ed Rendell's campaign, had a little present for him at last night's long awaited football game, and it wasn't a victory:
The Minnesota Vikings won with relative ease last night, not one inch of snow was on the ground (and nothing out of the ordinary fell on Sunday night), and Governor Ed Rendell has become the official spokesmen of all things manly. What has happened to this nation is a damn fine question, but I prefer to focus on our weakened will to fight wars; not our weakened will to attend NFL games during massive snow storms.
So what say you?
Monday, December 27, 2010
The Staten Island Advance published a wonderful piece yesterday on a new interesting political trend in New York City's only Conservative stronghold: Russian Immigrants are flocking to the Republican Party to escape the ugly socialistic trend of National Democrats. This news is crucially important to Staten Island Republicans, who were revitalized by the recent elections and could use another powerful pro-freedom base for decades to come.
Arkadiy Fiedman said it best when describing the Democratic Party as "too socialistic". Fiedman served in the U.S.S.R Army as an officer, immigrated to the United States in 1992, and heads the non-profit Staten Island Community Center. He later said that the Democrats shift is "very painful for us to see". I commend the Advance for publishing this fantastic article.
The Russians should feel at home within the Republican Party, where other victims of Communist and Socialistic regimes (Cubans & South Vietnamese) have pitched their tents in solidarity with the party of anti-communists. I'm proud to have them as comrades in America's ongoing political battle where neither prisons nor shots are involved, but energetic debates always are.
Our friends in the Democrat Party should listen to America's naturalized Russian citizenry. They understand what socialism is, and what it does to people. Hopefully.... This new trend will wake up both the leadership and membership in the Democrat Party, before the Michael Moore types can officially claim victory in the once proud Party of Jefferson and Madison.
What say you?