July 09, 2014
Why It's Hard to Hear the Voices of Moderate Muslim Clerics
Did you see that article about ISIS goons desecrating the tomb of Jonah? Pretty bad. But read all the way to the end:
Three Sunni clerics were also killed by ISIS gunmen in Mosul after calling on locals to reject the terror group and refusing to leave the city, authorities said.Oh, and they found 53 people dead near a Shia town. Their hands were tied and they were shot in the back of the head. But, you know, we're supposed to be more outraged that some tomb that no one actually believes contains the earthly remains of Jonah (the whale guy) and Seth (Adam's son).
The victims were Khattab Hassan, 43, Riyadh al-Wandi, 39, and 48-year-old Abdul Ghafoor Salman.
Priorities, people. Priorities.
Oh, and very much related: What, me worry?
Iraq's government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there, the country's U.N. envoy told the United Nations.But Osama bin Laden is dead and "al Qaeda is on the run" so if you question Obama's foreign policy then, racist!
In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, made public on Tuesday, Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said the Muthanna facility north of Baghdad was seized on June 11. He said remnants of a former chemical weapons program are kept in two bunkers there.