James Jay Lee, whose bizarre and dangerous behaviour was noted in yesterday's post, was killed by police thus ending the stand-off. No one else was hurt.
The jury is still out as to whether he was a garden-variety fanatic or just mentally ill, but rest assured that had he been a white gun owner, there would be cries for gun registry; had he been pro-life, this would be passed off as typical behaviour; had he been a Catholic priest, there would be demands for marriage or female priests; and had he been a Muslim fanatic, an Islamic special-interest group would be kicking its PR spiel into high gear.
The Palestinian Authority and Christian leaders are renovating the Church of the Nativity, no doubt to make up for when terrorists used the church as a toilet:
The Palestinian Authority and Christian leaders on Thursday signed an accord to repair the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on the traditional site of Jesus's birth.
The one-million-dollar project, to be carried out by an international consortium supervised by Italian renovations expert Remigio Rossi, will fix leaks in the roof that could otherwise threaten the interior of the building.
The funding will come from the Palestinian Authority, and prime minister Salam Fayyad was on hand for the signing ceremony.
"This renovation is the first of its kind in the modern history of Palestine and the first of this size to be carried out on the church," he said.
Margaret Atwood is a moron. She is a hack and a twit who rests on laurels she has no business resting on. She is resented by every high school student who is forced to read her dreck because his or her puffy, pasty English teacher thinks her juvenile prose speaks to a higher truth.
How is this for truth?