Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sunday, September 2 in the news.....

  • Afghanistan has condemned the printing of a sketch of Islam's Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog in a Swedish newspaper, calling it hostile towards the Muslim world. And the US military last week expressed regret after troops dropped free footballs for soccer-mad Afghan children depicting the Saudi Arabian flag, which carries the Islamic declaration of faith and the names of Allah and Prophet Mohammad. The idea of kicking them is considered offensive by Muslims. But, the idea of filling the balls with explosives and handing them back to US troops is not.

  • The Federal Reserve will take the necessary steps to shelter the economy from turmoil in financial markets but will not bail out investors who made mistakes, U.S. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday. Upon hearing the remarks, Donald Trump said his investors were doing just fine and the comments were uncalled for.