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The Earley Edition has officially moved to My dot com, that is. Thanks for joining me.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

News briefs

Massacre horror at Kenyan school - 56 confirmed dead, 22 of them schoolchildren. Feuding ethnic groups have left dozens dead already this year. Why does it make the news now? Because 56 died at one time, and a lot of them were children. That's the only reason it's newsworthy, and that makes me angry.

Children die in Baghdad car bomb - 26 Iraqis, almost all of them children, killed as "a car drove up to a US army vehicle and blew up as troops gave sweets to the children". What are going to be Iraqi civilian responses? More anger at US troops - they're the reason their children died. And so it makes me angry that extremists target children with that outcome in mind. I can see why US soldiers might get a little trigger happy after incidents like this.

Bomb suspect's family 'shattered' - One of the four suspected bombers was actually born in England, and all of them lived in Leeds. How does an aggressive immigration policy have any impact then?

Not a fun post, this one.

Director of London's Al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies Hani Sibai - There are No "Civilians" in Islamic Law;The Bombing is a Great Victory for Al-Qa'ida, Which "Rubbed the Noses of the World's 8 Most Powerful Countries in the Mud".

I don't want to say much, but you'll get my general sentiments by asking this, do they really disagree? When it condemns these attacks, is the Muslim community just paying lip service, or do they really disagree? Surely if they did someone would have said something before an 18 and 22-year-old found themselves the participants in a bomb attack in central London. I'll shut up now, but if you're interested, read today's post from Bren.

the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 7/14/2005 02:24:00 am || || Return to Top