1. Nun assisted by other death penalty opponents, use tortured logic to arrive at an interpretation that allows them to claim that the Boston bomber is remorseful for his jihad at the Marathon these years ago.
Kaye Leslie and her service dog Jordan brunched elsewhere Sunday after a Yonge St. restaurant employee said the golden retriever wasn’t welcome near halal food.
Kaye Leslie and her guide dog Jordan normally go everywhere together. But on Sunday, they were turned away from a Yonge St. resident, a legal violation.
By: Laura Armstrong Staff Reporter, Published on Mon May 11 2015
Kaye Leslie and her guide dog Jordan were on their way to meet family for lunch Sunday when nephew-in-law Steven Lewis called with a surprising message: an employee at Paramount Fine Foods was refusing to seat the group because the golden retriever couldn’t mix with its halal-style food.
Lewis said he requested a table for four with a “bit of extra space” for the guide dog at the Middle Eastern restaurant and bakery on Yonge St. The unidentified employee told Lewis and his wife Leah, Leslie’s nice, that dogs weren’t allowed in the near-empty restaurant.
“I said, ‘No, it’s a service dog. It’s a guide dog.’ He said, ‘No, this restaurant’s halal, you’re not allowed in here with any dogs,’” said Lewis, a onetime Toronto resident who was in town for the weekend from Muskoka. […]
Leslie said she was shocked to receive the phone call from Lewis on Sunday, though she’s been discriminated against before because of her guide dog. She has previously taken a few taxi drivers to court after they refused to pick her up.
(Gee cab drivers too! You don’t say! I wonder what they might have in common with a halal restauranteur?)
A provocative art installation in the form of a historic church turned into a mosque has upset Catholic authorities and Venetian city officials, who have threatened to close it down.
Muslims have been allowed to pray inside the Santa Maria della Misericordia church, in the Cannaregio district, since it was temporarily converted into a Muslim place of worship last Friday as part of an art installation for this year’s Biennale contemporary art fair.
The installation is the work of Christoph Buchel, an artist of joint Swiss and Icelandic nationality, and was designed to underline the fact that Venice, despite its centuries-old trading links with the east, does not have a mosque.
4. Here is the segment of Tanya’s speech in Copenhagen from Monday’s demonstration at the For Freedom march. It took some doing to clean up the audio etc. but hopefully now it can be understood (it is in English) and is watchable.
Thank you M., CB Sashenka, Wrath of Khan, and all who sent in material. For those of you who have been wondering where Tundra Tabloids is gone, the site has migrated to another host provider and should be back online any hour now.