Completely bonkers, I know it.
Blur with There's not other way, drawn from their debut album Leisure (1991).
Hey, it's not my fault that Damon Albarn looks like a f*ckin' pansy.
Goedenacht vanuit Outlaw's bunker and may the farce be with you.
"French Interior Minister Manuel Valls reported that 1,067 vehicles were set ablaze on New Year's Eve. The Local reports that Valls called it a "positive result" since last year the total number of cars burned was 1,193.
The destruction was spread across France with the worst concentration north of Paris in Seine-Saint-Denis, a heavily Muslim suburban area. This Press TV report is from last January but notes auto-arson was highest in the same Paris suburb last year. Press TV frames the issue as one of "alienation and anger".
The French government stopped reporting totals by region when it learned the "breakdown was fueling destructive competition between rival gangs." But last year Interior Minister Valls revealed that "between 42,000 and 60,000 automobiles are intentionally torched in France every year."
"MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Police said youths have thrown molotov cocktails into two Kenyan churches on Christmas Day, in the latest episode of violence against Christians in a part of the country which is majority muslim.
Police and witnesses said that the churches in the port city of Mombasa were attacked in the small hours of December 25.
The police has not arrested any suspects but has explored the possibility that the attacks were launched by militant muslims or by the Mombasa Republican Council ( MRC ) , an illegal movement which aims for the secession of Kenya's coastal region.
Many muslims of Kenya's coastal region along the Indian Ocean say they are marginalized by the majority Christian government and relations between muslims and christians have suffered over the past years.
Police declared the young muslims under suspicion are controlled by radical preachers with links to the militant somali al-Shabaab group.
"The churches are situated in a zone inhabited principally by muslims, and church members had signalled beforehand threats by certain youths who told them to close their churches", declared Robert Mureithi, police chief in the Likoni district."
"A former member of the (French) High Council for Integration, the sociologist Khalid Hamdani, in an op-ed published by Mediapart in March 2011, wondered how it was possible to continue to accept, without reacting, the ringing of church bells every sundag without anything being done to stop this loud and annoying intrusion of religion into public space."
Hamdani continued: 'attention, this time, French muslims and all republican seculars could form some kind of common front. They could demand the unequivocal application of secularism on the republic's entire territory. They could demand that all religions be treated in the same manner without exceptions or derogatory remakrs. It is of little importance that the roots of France are christian or pagan, or greco-roman.' [quoted in full length]
"Muslim staff working for Marks & Spencer have been given permission to refuse to serve customers buying alcohol or pork products
Its policy decision has highlighted a split among the big food retailers over whether religious staff should be excused certain jobs.
In contrast to M&S, Sainsbury’s said it had issued official guidelines that stated there was no reason why staff who did not drink alcohol or eat pork for religious reasons could not handle the goods.
The advice followed consultations with religious groups, said a spokesman.
Tesco said it treated each case on its merits, but said it “made no sense” to employ staff on a till who refused to touch certain items for religious reasons.
Asda said it would not deploy Muslims on tills who objected to handling alcohol, while Morrisons, which is based in Bradford where there is a large Muslim community, said it had widespread experience of dealing with the issue and would “respect and work around anyone’s wishes not to handle specific products for religious or cultural reasons”.
At M&S, Muslim staff who do not wish to handle alcohol or pork have been told they can politely request that customers choose another till at which to pay.
At one of its stores in central London last week, customers waiting with goods that included pork or alcohol were told by a Muslim checkout worker to wait until another till became available. The assistant was extremely apologetic at having to ask customers to wait.
One customer, who declined to be named, said: “I had one bottle of champagne, and the lady, who was wearing a headscarf, was very apologetic but said she could not serve me. She told me to wait until another member of staff was available.
“I was taken aback. I was a bit surprised. I’ve never come across that before.”
Customers trying to buy alcoholic drinks for Christmas were also asked to wait."