Saturday, January 28, 2006

News roundup

Gerard Baker writes in the Times today that war with Iran may be a necessity. Do Americans have the stomach for another fight? Yes, says the LA Times finding 57% in favour.

The Birmingham Guild of Students have suspended the Christian Union and frozen their assets because they insisted that membership be restricted to, err, Christians.
The Christian Union was also advised that the use of the highly controversial words "men" and "women" in the constitution were causing concern becuase they were excluding transsexuals.

Sir Ian Blair, Met chief, thinks the media are "institutionally racist". Whilst there can be no doubt that the media give greater prominence to the murder of whites, they also consistently downplay the involvement of ethnic minorities in murder. "Institutionally illogical" is probably fairer.

So will Hamas carry out their promise made in December to introduce a tax on non-Muslims. We shall see.

Cartoon rage continues in Denmark. Some background for those not up to speed. In the latest development, Saudi Arabia yesterday recalled their ambassador to Denmark. Freedom of speech means freedom to offend.