Belgium grenade attack leaves at least two dead

The attack took place around noon on Saint-Lambert square, home to the town’s courthouse and located near a busy Christmas market, Belga news agency said.

A two-year-old child is reportedly fighting for life in hospital. Six other victims are said to be gravely injured.

One of two or more assailants threw stun grenades into the courthouse while another was hurled at a bus shelter, RTL-TV1 said.

Shots were fired across the square by gunmen posted on the rooftop of a bakery shop, with further shots heard later from across town.

Police cordoned off the square and gave chase to the assailants, one of whom was reportedly killed. The gunmen are thought to be hiding in Liege cathedral.

The Karachi Post in Pakistan claimed that the attack was linked to a sentence in an honour killing case. It said the parents of Sadia Sheikh were sentenced on Monday when there had been a bomb alert in the court.

Oh, God FORBID someone should go to jail for an “HONOR KILLING”. Religion of Pieces and Honor? Peas and carrots, right?

And for “shits and giggles”, have a go at this Daily Caller piece out today:

Islamic governments push for speech curbs in the US

The State Department began a three-day, closed-door meeting Monday to talk about U.S. free speech rules with representatives from numerous Islamic governments that have lobbied for 12 years to end U.S. citizens’ ability to speak freely about Islam’s history and obligations.

Free speech advocates slammed the event as an effort to gradually curb public criticism of Islam, but it was defended by Hannah Rosenthal, who heads the agency’s office to curb anti-Semitism.

The meeting is a great success, she said, because governments in the multinational Organisation for Islamic Cooperation have dropped their demand that criticism of Islamic ideas be treated as illegal defamation. Member countries include Pakistan, Iran, Saudia Arabia and Qatar.

In exchange for dropping the demand, she said, they’re getting “technical assistance [to] build institutions to ensure there will be religious freedom in their countries, she told The Daily Caller.

I’m holding my side at that last howler…

12 Responses to “BREAKING: On Drudge”

  1. JeffS says:

    Phase II of the Islamification of Europe begins.

  2. ricki says:

    That British general (or whoever he was) who, in reference to the custom of suttee, said that his people also had a custom (that is, executing men who killed a woman) must be spinning in his grave.

  3. mojo says:

    How about we see some good-faith loosening up by the crazed Muslim demographic before we start gagging people? Seriously, why would anyone believe their lies?

  4. aelfheld says:

    […] defended by Hannah Rosenthal, who heads the agency’s office to curb anti-Semitism.

    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin

  5. aelfheld says:

    Wonder if that Rosenthal idiot bothered to ask how many Jews, or Christians, or Buddhists are left in Pakistan, Iran, Saudia Arabia and Qatar.

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    “Coming soon to a neighborhood near you!”, JeffS, unless people WAKE THE FUCK UP.

    Just ask the Australians…

  7. tree hugging sister says:

    (Coptics/Christians are getting rare in Egypt right about now, too, aelf…)

  8. nightfly says:

    Dear Ms. Rosenthal – if you are giving anything in response to their “dropping a demand,” then you are getting absolutely nothing out of the bargain. And when they pick that demand back up, what more will you give? Will you guarantee their religious freedom at the expense of all of our freedoms?

    Fuck the fuck off.

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  10. JeffS says:

    Too true, Sis. Too true.

  11. aelfheld says:

    THS, I know. Christians are getting pretty scarce in Iraq, too. I pulled the list of Islamo-totalitarian hellholes countries from the article.

  12. Greg Newson says:

    The President and Senate could make a treaty with a group of nations as a whole,which would supercede the Constitution of the US.
    Read article 6:I’ve heard
    scholars say treaties can usurp our Bill of Rights.

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