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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Nigerian barbarians crucify cat to protest film

There's an unconfirmed story that some folks in Nigeria crucified a cat in protest of this now infamous film that supposedly insults the Prophet Muhammad and Islam. I say it's unconfirmed because so far when I've searched I've found the story in blogs and other sources that aren't mainstream media.

The story can be found at the following places:



As you can see, hardly reliable sources.
 The same has been reported in Malta:


If true this is obviously sickening and I hope that each of the perpetrators for each instance whatever the time and whatever animal are hit by a train or a fast moving truck. These people are the animals. This is no way to protest, it's not logical or humane or intelligent. This is why religion in general and indeed certain religions retain certain reputations.
 Of course it's harder to control those sort of reactions and emotions when such things happen in parts of the world that are less developed. It's no secret that the less developed the country the more raw and extreme the religion or chosen faith is. Nevertheless, this is sickening. 

Monday, 3 September 2012

Rest in Peace Michael Clarke Duncan!

This is just a quick blog post to say that the actor Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away.

"Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan, the star of Frank Darabont's prison tale "The Green Mile," has died. He was 54.

The Chicago native rose to fame playing a hulking death row inmate with a special psychic gift in the 1999 film, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. The role, which cast him opposite Tom Hanks, earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations."

Apparently he suffered from a  myocardial infarction and he never recovered.

He was a powerful actor and obviously had a great presence.