Best News of the Day:
DAMASCUS: At least 29 rebels died in a blast Sunday in the central Syrian city ofÂ HomsÂ as they primed a car bomb for an attack, a monitoring group said.
“The death toll is likely to rise because there are dozens of people missing and body parts in the area of the blast,”
In the capital, meanwhile, two people were killed when mortar fire struck theÂ DamascusÂ Opera House, state media reported.
The World Health Organization reported an eruption of polio cases in Syria this past year. At least 38 people in Syria and a child in Iraq have contracted the disease.Â The GuardianÂ reported (GWP)
More Homo Terror:Â Religious Freedom – Go to Hell.
- Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Gay Wedding Snub – Christian Photographers Forced to Pay $6,837 Fine—A New Mexico court told a Christian couple to take their faith and shove it. (GWP)
This guy thinks you are as dumb as him:
Wow. This was warped and offensive.
New York TimesÂ columnist and author Thomas Friedman sited aÂ debunked studyÂ to compare global warming deniers to Trotsky Marxists – then blames the Syrian revolution on global warming, not on Bashir Assad’s brutality.
From the Religion of Peace:
Taqiyya and Blasphemy Laws in the UKÂ Â (FrontPage Magazine)
“In British law, race and religion are increasingly becoming deliberately confused for the purpose of accusing critics of Islam of racism.”
Pakistan a State Sponsor of TerrorismÂ Â (Gatestone)
The highly Islamic state of Pakistan battles one group of terrorists while cultivating others.
A spate of deadly coordinated explosions shake city in Muslim dominated southern Thailand; one person is killed and another 28 are injured.
World Bulletin / News Desk
A spate of deadly coordinated explosions rocked a city in Thailand’s Muslim south on Sunday, reminding a government ensconced in five months of political crisis that a 10-year-longÂ fighting continues.
A spokesman for the southern military command told the Bangkok Post that four explosions had hit Yala, the capital of the province of the same name, late Sunday.
“One of the devices was hidden in a car which had been stolen a long time ago,” Colonel Pramote Prom-in added.
A Yala hospital spokesperson said that one person was killed and 28 injured in the blasts.
Thailand’s three Muslim-dominated southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat have been troubled by a MuslimÂ resistance since Siam (the name of Thailand before 1939) invaded what was then a Malay Sultanate following an Anglo-Siamese treaty in 1907.
TheÂ resistance became a full-blown civil war in the 1960s when the Bangkok government tried to control education in the region’s Islamic schools.
Since the conflict restarted in 2004, almost 6,000 people, mostly Muslims, have been killed and 10,700 others have been wounded.
Despite the constant violence, car bombs have been a relatively seldom occurrence. But in the last few months, there has been an increase in violence – a sign, according to analysts, that rebels are frustrated by the authorities’ focus on Bangkok’s political crisis, which started November.
Last week three government officials – two of them women – were shot in an ambush. One woman’s body was found decapitated at a roadside.
In February 2013, the Thai government began a dialogue with representatives of the rebels, with Malaysia acting as a facilitator.
But since the dissolution of the National assembly by authorities under pressure of anti-government protesters on December 9, all dialogue has been suspended.