Erick Stakelbeck

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September 2008 Entries

Muslim Sues UK Supermarket For "Making Him Carry Beer"

It's Homer Simpson's dream job. But alas, a 32-year-old Saudi native, Mohammad Ahmed, is suing his former employer, the British supermarket chain Tesco, for making him carry beer on a forklift. He says being forced to work in such close proximity to alcohol was a violation of his religous beliefs. Tesco says otherwise. Here's more, from the UK Metro:

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Move Over Johnny Depp: Somali Pirates the Real Deal

You've heard about Pirates of the Carribean. But what about the Pirates of Africa? There' s been 24 reported acts of piracy in Somalia so far this year, but the latest one may be the tipping point where the international community steps up and says, 'Enough." Here's more, from CBN News:

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

German Police Thwart Possible Terrorist Plot

Talk about cutting it close. The two suspects were actually seated on the plane and ready to hit the skies when police moved in. From the Daily Mail:

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Iraqi Politician Facing Prosecution for Visiting Israel

A story like this is deflating. Just when Iraq is making marked progress and seems to be turning a corner, we're reminded how far that country still has to go. Here's more, from the Jerusalem Post:

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

North Korea to Restart Nuclear Reactor

Well, that was fast. Just three months after the theatrical destruction of the cooling tower at its Yongbyon nuclear complex--an action hailed by some as a victory for diplomacy--North Korea is at it again. From CBN News:

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Seven Years Later: The Next Targets

Today is the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Although polls show Americans are less fearful of another terrorist attack now than at any time since that fateful day, the threat remains extremely high--in fact, much higher and more complex than most Americans dare comprehend. A new study conducted for the Pentagon by a group called Forecasting International lays it out in chilling detail:

posted @ Thursday, September 11, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Muslim Cabbies Lose Court Case in Minneapolis

I traveled to Minneapolis last year to investigate the growing demands of Islamic groups there, including attempts by Muslim cabbies to bar passengers from carrying alcohol (watch my story here). It looks like those cabbies' attempts are failing. Here's an update, from the Star Tribune:

posted @ Tuesday, September 09, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

NYPD to Help Guard Mosques During Ramadan

Does the NYPD guard churches during Lent or Advent? Doubtful. Jewish synagogues during Passover or Yom Kippur? Perhaps, but certainly not with anywhere near the show of force it will apparently display around mosques during Ramadan. From the New York Daily News:

posted @ Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)