An SUV, driven by 22 year old Iranian Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, ran down students at the University of North Carolina's "The Pit". Nine people were injured and Taheri-azar's statement was that he was "thankful for the opportunity to spread the will of Allah." It seems that he does have some defenders at the Uni:
"On campus, UNC students held what they called an "anti-terrorism" rally. "We don't want terrorism here, and we're not going to stand for that where we live and where we go to school," said Kris Wampler, a student at UNC and member of the College Republicans, which helped organize the rally.
About 50 students attended the rally, including several Muslim students who debated with organizers and said Taheri-azar had not been linked to any terrorist group.
"When you think in terms of a global context, this was an isolated incident," said student Khurram Bilal Tariq, 22." (source)
Update: it seems that this will NOT be called "terrorism" (even though the dude planned it for two years and did it in the name of Allah) and will only be "attempted homicide...
Maryland's Hood College has named a woman, 21 year old Jennifer Jones, Homecoming King.
"'It is cool that Hood allows people to be themselves," Jones told The Frederick News-Post. "If people didn't want me to be king, they wouldn't have nominated me and voted for me." Jones, of Newark, Delaware, received 64 of 169 votes cast for king last month." (source)
Here's my question, is a woman a King and not a Queen when she's a lesbian? Couldn't Jones have been Homecoming Queen and been a lesbian and have that jive? I thought lesbianism was a sexual preference thing and not a gender thing...
Maybe the country isn't split right down the middle after all... A new Zogby poll shows that a paltry 21% of Americans think that only Darwin's theory of evolution should be taught as the only option by science teachers. 69% believe that teachers should present evidence for and against Darwin's theory.
"About 88 percent of Americans 18-29 years old were in support, along with 73 percent of Republicans and 74 percent of independent voters.
Others who strongly support teaching the strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory include African-Americans (69 percent), 35-54 year-olds (70 percent) and Democrats (60 percent).
Casey Luskin, program officer for public policy and legal affairs with "Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture" said while his group does not favor mandating the teaching of intelligent design, "we do think it is constitutional for teachers to discuss it precisely because the theory is based upon scientific evidence not religious premises." (source) Take that Darwinian snobs! ;)
According to a 121-29 vote taken in Vermont, Representative Bernie Sanders (an independent and Vermont's only Rep in the House) must bring an article of impeachment against George W. Bush. Sanders hasn't yet lost his mind and issued this statement: "[Although the Bush administration] "has been a disaster for our country, and a number of actions that he has taken may very well not have been legal," given the reality that the Republicans control the House and the Senate, "it would be impractical to talk about impeachment." (source)