Friday, July 21, 2006


Exiled radical Islamic preacher Omar Bakri was turned away from a Royal Navy ship evacuating Britons from war-torn Beirut, it emerged today.
The Muslim cleric, who left Britain for Lebanon abruptly in August last year, tried to board the British ship yesterday. He also claimed he had written to the British embassy asking to be allowed to back on "humanitarian grounds".

The Guardian, today.

There is a Yiddish word for what this guy has: Chutzpah. [Defined by example by Leo Rosten in The Joys of Yiddish. A man kills both his parents: he pleads to the judge for mercy on the grounds he is an orphan.]

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