Commentary from a pro-reason, pro-egoism, pro-capitalism perspective
posted by Amit Ghate at 12:03 PM
Are you sure that this beheading actually took place? Since I live in Germany and haven't heard or read anything about it and since the weather as reported in the story does not match what I believe the current weather in Hamburg is, I think it could be a wrong story. Not that this story seems implausible...
Regarding my previous comment: I checked the source, it's the German newspaper "Die Welt" which I consider a reliable source of information. I find it absolutely astonishing that I did not hear about this incident. Thank you for linking to the story.
I don't know how reliable this site is, but it has an interview (in German) of the event: http://www3.ndr.de/ndrtv_pages_video/0,,OID2410464_VID2414380_TYPreal_LOCint,00.html
Found the story in several media. Turns out I just missed it. By the way, the newspaper "Die Welt" was one of the newspapers that printed the Mohammed cartoons (http://www.welt.de/data/2006/02/01/839667.html). A Muslim living in Germany did not seem to like this and attempted to murder the newspaper's editor-in-chief. Fortunately, he was arrested and the editor was unharmed. Bad as it is, I think the former story, while the form of killing is reminiscent of Islamic terrorism, has less to do with Islamism in Germany than the latter story. The beheader has been in therapy for several years due to his psychosis.
I know this has ALMOST nothing to do with this story but I remmeber a while back that you pointed out that some Libertarians pointed out Somalia as a success story for anarchy.Well here is a story you might find interesting.http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/somalia/articles/20060601.aspx" The bottom line is that life is easier in an area controlled by an Islamic Courts militia. For that reason, the growing number of successful businessmen in Somalia, have hooked up with an Islamic Courts militia for protection (for which they pay). At least with the Islamic Courts, when a businessman pays, he is more likely to get what he paid for. On the down side, the Islamic Courts back Islamic terrorism, al Qaeda and restrictive Islamic customs."By the way,you can get a lot of information about what is happening now in somalia on this site.
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