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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2006,10:01   

good article by Michael Kinsley, who is not conflicted about the Danish cartoons.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2006,16:35   

fyi, 16 people died in Nigeria today in the ongoing Muslim Cartoon Riots of 2006.

   
sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2006,16:51   

*sigh*

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2006,17:02   

Not as bad as the 2002 Nigerian Muslim Riots, also related to a newspaper. IIRC, somebody said something in a newspaper about Mohammed and beauty contests, and the blood started filling the streets. Several hundred died.

   
GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,02:36   

Quote (stevestory @ Feb. 18 2006,23:02)
Not as bad as the 2002 Nigerian Muslim Riots, also related to a newspaper. IIRC, somebody said something in a newspaper about Mohammed and beauty contests, and the blood started filling the streets. Several hundred died.

I thought it was because the Miss Universe pageant was supposed to be held in Nigeria, and the Muslim fundies decided it wasn't going to happen.

  
Tim



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,03:17   

It was the 2002 Miss World pageant, which was eventually moved to London due to the rioting.

More at CNN ...

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,03:37   

Ah yes

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KADUNA, Nigeria (CNN) -- Organizers of the Miss World pageant announced Friday they will move the pageant from the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to London in the wake of violent pageant-related protests in the northern part of the country that left more than 100 people dead.

The pageant will be held on the same date, December 7.

Dozens were killed in northern Nigeria in rioting that erupted after a newspaper suggested the Prophet Mohammed would have approved of the Miss World beauty contest.

   
improvius



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,05:28   

"This contest is good enough for Jehovah!"

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Quote (afdave @ Oct. 02 2006,18:37)
Many Jews were in comfortable oblivion about Hitler ... until it was too late.
Many scientists will persist in comfortable oblivion about their Creator ... until it is too late.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,05:51   

LOL reminds me of a line from Andrew Sullivan's blog:

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Today Pakistan is a military dictatorship and has been for most of its 50 plus year life. Its only claims to fame are killing journalists, operating jihadi camps, beating up women who try to run marathons, possessing nuclear weapons and blowing up the local KFC to prove that Islam is not violent.

   
sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,12:03   

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"This contest is good enough for Jehovah!"


hmm, where's my flat rock with the sharp corners...

  
angst



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 22 2006,15:14   

Horsey Cartoon

Sums up religeon quite nicely.

  
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