Friday, May 18 in the news....
- The gravest terrorist threat in the world today is Islamophobia, foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference said this week. They said it was about time Westerners learnt to hug a suicide bomber rather than suspect him of something sinister.
- Israeli air strikes destroyed a Hamas security headquarters and a car carrying one of the Islamist group's top commanders as rival Palestinian factions clashed again in the unruly territory wracked by days of deadly internecine bloodshed. Fatah members shooting at Hamas members stopped to scream "Ha ha sucked in!" as the Israelis took over for a while.
- In a magazine interview musician R. Kelly has gone and compared himself to Muhammad Ali, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley -- and even Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. R. Kelly clarified his remarks by saying that he is that calibre of a black man in the category of sex with underage girls.