I’m not a big fan of Presbyterians (anagram check), but to their credit it’s more than 300 years since the Kirk had Thomas Aikenhead killed for speaking out of turn. What we need from the “moderate” Imam of Drancy is not condescending “tolerance” and “pardon” for all of our sodomites and Jewboys and funnymen, but that as an initial step he and his colleagues bring their flocks over to the Church of Scotland. Give ’em tax credits, whatever it takes. It’ll raise the price of pork, but in exchange we’ll hang on to the only thing that tides many of us through northern European winters: the thought of boobies bouncing in the breeze come spring.
The literature section of the Muslim Nobel laureates list contains two more names than I expected, but of course Orhan Pamuk doesn’t believe in God and Naguib Mahfouz was chopped up a bit by his brother Muslims for not being quite serious enough about it – what a silence! Nobel Peace Prizes don’t count, and Pakistan declared that their physicist was also not sufficiently religious. How long before the religion of a quarter of the world’s population is overtaken in the gong count by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?
- Who’ll write me a drinking song?
MG posted this C15th verse the other day, and D suggested but didn’t provide music: Bring us in good ale, and bring
- Mosque in Siurana
Apparently they’ve found the remains of a mosque down in Siurana de Prades, which was the last Muslim stronghold in these
- Bye bye Radio Tele-Taxi
What shite will I listen to now?
- Hope at hand for Spanish men who live with their mums
Orhan Pamuk: Yes, until I was 30 I didn’t earn a single kopek, and I lived at my divorced mother’s house.
- Paisley’s parliament
These folks have been resting for a couple of years, but give them a stage and they’re away: BELFAST (Reuters) – Twenty-five