Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/20/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/20/2010A “Swede” was killed when he perpetrated a suicide bombing in Iraq. Although the bomber has Swedish citizenship, he is of Tunisian origin, according to the news media. He left a widow and small children back in Sweden, but his wife says she is proud of him because be became a martyr.

The only part of the story (the version from the Stockholm News, that is) I don’t understand is this: “She [the wife] was told that her man had died over the telephone.” How does one die over the telephone? I’ve known telephone conversations to be infuriating or tedious, but never actually fatal.

In other news, 80% of the gypsy population in Serbia is unemployed. The report also says that only 15% of the Roma in Serbia have completed primary school.

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.

Thanks to C. Cantoni, DF, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, KGS, Mary Abdelmassih, McR, Nilk, Sean O’Brian, Steen, Takuan Seiyo, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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