Monday, December 11, 2006

December 11 in the news.....

  • Security has been stepped up at the Islamic school in Melbourne which recently expelled students for desecrating the Bible, after a board member was bashed by a man calling himself "Jesus". There are fears that there may be more attacks since the 12 disciples weren't involved.

  • Islamic militants are using a recent peace deal with the government to consolidate their hold in northern Pakistan, vastly expanding their training of suicide bombers and other recruits and fortifying alliances with Al Qaeda and foreign fighters, diplomats and intelligence officials from several nations say. The region has become a virtual Taliban mini-state now and with December 25th fast approaching it doesn't look very Christmassy.

  • Iran on Monday opened a Holocaust conference that it said would examine whether the genocide took place, claiming the meeting was an opportunity for discussion in an atmosphere free of Western taboos. This is all part of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's continuing tour, labelled: 'Delegitimising Israel Before We Build Nukes And Hand Some to Hezbollah in the Future Islamic Republic of Lebanon'.