Weekly News and Blog Roundup
This week, as ever, I’ve cooked up a few articles for you to sink your teeth into, as well as a few nibbles to get you started. Actually, it’s all straight out of the packet, but I can take credit for the first entry of my new blog, which I will shamelessly promote here. This roundup’s delicacies include the banning of a radical Muslim group and the court case against California’s ban on gay marriage. Don’t fill up on the ghosts.
Radical Islam Group Banned… Again
Islam4UK, a radical Islamic group that promotes the implementation of Sharia Law in Britain, has been formally banned in the UK. Leading figure of the organisation Anjem Choudary, who sponges £25,000 annually off the state with which he is so opposed, appeared yesterday on The Daily Politics.
Watch the video here. Unfortunately this video is only available for UK viewers.
Footballer Claims He Was Chased By Ghost
A Peruvian footballer, when found running naked through the streets, defended his actions by claiming to have been being chased by a ghost. When questioned, Carlos Flores explained ‘I didn’t want my wife to be suspicious about ladies, so I just told her it was a ghost. She failed to believe me.’
Jack of Kent and Podcasting
Allen Greene, also known as Jack of Kent, is one blogger who never fails to deliver the goods. Now he has appeared on his first podcast panel discussion, which is also well worth tuning in to. Topics discussed include the powers of the UK police force, the banning of Muslim extremist group Islam4UK and the resignation of Liberal Democrat PPC Greg Stone.
[Via Jack of Kent]
Groundbreaking Gay Marriage Trial Starts In California
Around 100 campaigners gathered this week to protest against the proposition approved in 2008, which bans same-sex marriage in the state of California. Several states have seen the legalisation of gay marriage in recent years, and this week a trial challenging the proposition opened and is expected to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
[Via Atheist Media Blog]
Pat Robertson and the Haitian Earthquake Crisis
In the most recent instance of religious nutcases attributing everything under the sun to their God, Evangelist Pat Robertson stated on his CBN newscast that it was Haiti’s ‘pact with the Devil’ that caused the recent disaster, which Robertson described as ‘a blessing in disguise’.
Watch the video here.
[Via Derren Brown Blog]
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January 15, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Blog Round-up | Comments Off