When police arrested a suspected al-Qaida cell in Norway last month they turned up the makings of a bomb lab... the suspected plot... was one of three planned attacks on the West hatched in the rugged mountains of northwest Pakistan by some of al-Qaida's most senior leaders. The other plots targeted the bustling New York subway and a shopping mall in Manchester, England...Perhaps he was feeling oppressed in Norway too but one would wonder why - the Norwegeians made no demands of him, not even to assimilate in the slightest:
Authorities say the ringleader of the Norwegian plot is 39-year-old Mikael Davud, an Uighur who came to Norway in 1999 as part of a U.N. refugee program and then became a Norwegian citizen eight years later. Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic group in China, claim oppression at the hands of authorities there.
Despite his citizenship and longtime Norwegian residence, Davud speaks very little Norwegian or English...Meanwhile, it's no good trying to please them. Give them a little and they'll just shove for more:
...outlets of popular French fast food chain Quick are serving burgers it says respect Islamic dietary law. And while many Muslims are delighted, the powerful main Paris Mosque complained Thursday that Quick's criteria aren't all-encompassing enough, and that the operation is meaningless.
Quick's meat is certified as halal, but Cheikh Al Sid Cheikh, assistant to the rector of the Paris Mosque, said the burger chain should have had the other ingredients checked as well, from its mustard to buns to fries. "The rest must be validated too, or else there's no point," he told The Associated Press.