Pre-Ramadan warm-up update: Syria kills at least 150 people on Ramadan Eve

July 31, 2011

This does not sound like the multiple party changes that Assad promised. The protesters seem to be fans of Donkeys. Maybe they are cheering for Obama?

(Bloomberg) At least 150 people were killed in Syria yesterday, al Jazeera reported, as soldiers sought to reassert control over a restive nation in one of the deadliest bouts of violence since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began more than four months ago.
The army took action the day before the start of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and prayer. Tanks shelled Hama, Syria’s fourth-largest city, where at least 113 people were killed, the Qatari-based television network said, citing the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria.
The regime “has been very frightened by Ramadan’s onset,” Joshua Landis, a Syria specialist who directs the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, said in a telephone interview.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned by the reports of killings in Syria, his office said in a statement yesterday. The U.S., France, Turkey and the U.K. joined Ban in condemning the violence.


Donkey honor-killed for adultery after devout follower of Allah had sex with it

July 23, 2011

SUKKUR: Incredible though it may sound, a donkey was declared ‘Kari’ and shot dead here in a remote area on Monday. The Jirga imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the alleged ‘Karo’.
The reports said that in Village Ghahi Khan Jatoi, a villager Ghazi Khan alias Malang shot dead his donkey on being ‘Kari’ with Sikandar Ali alias Deedo. He attempted to kill Sikander too but the alleged Karo managed to escape and surrendered himself to an influential person of the area.
Sources said the influential person summoned both the parties and imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the Karo. They said Sikander and his family were forced to pay Rs 50,000 on the spot and the remaining amount in two installments.
The sources added that the alleged Karo pleaded innocence at the Jirga, but the Jirga members paid no attention to it. Sikander’s family said he paid Rs 50,000 to save his life otherwise he would have been killed.

hee haw!

Donkey goes Boom Boom

May 26, 2010

‘Palestinians’ detonated a donkey laden with 200 kilos on the Gaza border on Tuesday. No people were hurt (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).

In the past, PETA has been concerned about the use of animals to carry suicide bombs, although it was not concerned about the human casualties.

The picture at the top is donkeys, not zebras.  via

Striped Donkeys in GAZA makes ASSES out of Associate Press and the BBC

October 10, 2009
Video thumbnail. Click to playas reported by Daled Amos

“Leopards Can’t Change Their Spots–But In Gaza, Donkeys Can Change Their Stripes (Updated)Palestinian terrorists have had a soft spot for blowing up donkeys in an effort to kill Israelis. The most famous case was in 2003–when Arafat received a letter from PETA– and Tom Gross lists other times when donkeys were used to blow up Israelis.” also see