As Christians from across the globe flock to the Holy Land in time for Christmas prayers and ceremonies, some in the community in Nazareth are seeking to reaffirm the historical importance of their town by erecting a statue of Jesus that would tower more than 100 feet above the city.
(Anyone know an actuarial they can cost out the insurance premiums with?)
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday threatened to expel foreign ambassadors, blaming them for an investigation implicating people close to his government in a vast corruption and bribery scandal.
“Some ambassadors are engaged in provocative actions,” Erdogan said in televised remarks in the Black Sea city of Samsun. “We don’t have to keep you in our country.”
3. Recently released CIA evidence suggests that Libya may not be guilty of the Lockerbie bombing.
(Given recent revelations about the extent that the government of the KSA was involved in the financing and preparations for the 911 attacks, I think a law suit should be the very very least of their troubles)
A discussion paper published by the Germany-based Gustav Stresemann Foundation — a think tank dedicated to the preservation and advancement of liberal democracy in Europe — warns that national and international Islamic organizations are increasingly putting pressure on Western politicians gradually to criminalize any critique of Islam.
In a commentary on the study, the German newspaper Die Welt says the findings cast serious doubt on the unbridled optimism of European multiculturalists, who argue that Muslim citizens will eventually internalize the mindset of Western democracies.
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