Saturday, June 18

Religion of pieces

On June 13th someone detonated a bomb in a bank in Pakistan--not to rob it, but apparently because its floor tiles contained a design that looked somewhat similar to the Arabic characters for "Allah."

No, I'm not kidding. An Islamic fundamentalist group had written the bank complaining about the floor tile and demanding that it be changed.

However, the bank replied that the design was abstract and wasn't offensive, and refused to replace the floor tile.

So here's the question: Is any reader surprised that Islamic fundamentalists would do this?

And to our leftist friends: Tell us why you're certain this kind of thing isn't coming here.

Take all the time you need. Oh, and "because we said so" isn't enough.

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