Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/17/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/17/2010For the last several days there have been nationalist riots in Moscow, which had to be suppressed by the police. The trouble was sparked by the shooting of a Russian by Muslims from the Caucasus, and the targets of the riots have been people of Muslim ethnicities. Some of the nationalist anger has been directed at Vladimir Putin, and official news reports refer to the rioters as “racists” and “hooligans”.

In other news, authorities in the Washington Metro have announced that they will begin random bag-searches and hand-swabbing of passengers in the subway system. They acknowledge that there is no evidence of a specific threat, but want to be pro-active against a potential terror attack.

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Thanks to 4symbols, Bewick, C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, DF, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, McR, Nilk, Srdja Trifkovic, Steen, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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