Thursday, September 16, 2004


Guardian leader :

In its own way, yesterday's 21st-century assault on parliament by pro-hunting militants was an attack on the liberty of the British people and its elected representatives as serious in principle as anything attempted by Guy Fawkes, Charles I or Hermann Goering's pilots.

Guardian news item :

There was no identification on the bodies, although two had old tattoos in Roman letters and one had a tattoo in Arabic script. Each was clothed and had been placed in a nylon bag, with their heads strapped to their backs.

Dozens of Jordanian, Egyptian, Kuwaiti and Turkish truck drivers have been kidnapped on roads north of the capital in recent months, often by Islamist militant groups operating from the insurgent town of Falluja.

and :

The French reporters, Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, were kidnapped last month by a militant group demanding that France rescind a ban on wearing headscarves in school.

Hat tip : Blognor Regis.

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