Monday, July 23, 2007

Monday, July 23 in the news....

  • Iran is to launch a new crackdown today on slack dressing that targets both men and women whose clothing and haircuts are deemed to be unIslamic, police said. "The police will act against those whose trousers are too short, have skin-tight coats, shirts with Western logos and Western hairstyles," said Ahmad Reza Radan, the head of Tehran's police force. "And anyone sporting a Donald Trump haircut will face execution".

  • Australian police denied newspaper reports on Sunday they were investigating whether an Indian doctor detained on terror charges may have been plotting to blow up a high-rise building on the Gold Coast. Lawyers for Mohamed Haneef earlier criticised the reports which said police were studying photographs of the landmark building and its foundations seized in a raid on their client's home in Queensland three weeks ago. The lawyers said that any photographs of the building was simply about house hunting for his extended family.

  • In the US, the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group says it must come up with a strategy to combat what it calls 'a wave of hate' its leaders say came from talk radio's efforts to sink the Senate's bill that would have granted 12 million illegal immigrants virtual amnesty in the USA. Supposedly, the group's strategy is to formulate into gangs that can oppose it, with tattoos that advertise it, and convoys of low riders that can get the message out.