2010年11月06日

私たちがある人々を嫌うのは・・・


We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not
know them because we hate them.

私たちがある人々を忌み嫌うのは、彼らのことを知らないからだ。そして、私たちが彼らを知らないのは、彼らを忌み嫌うからだ。
(チャールズ・カレプ・コルトン)


On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

インターネットでは、あなたが犬だということを誰も知らない。
(ピーター・スタイナー)


2010年11月04日

血の海となったイラク教会襲撃事件


Death Toll Rises in Iraq Church Bloodbath
( New York Times )

Iraqi antiterrorist forces stormed a church where gunmen had taken close to 100 hostages on Sunday in an afternoon of chaos that became a bloodbath. At least 30 hostages and 7 security officers were killed, and 41 hostages and 15 security force members were wounded, according to a source at the Ministry of the Interior. Officials said on Monday that the death toll had risen to around 50, according to
news reports.

Abdul-Kader Jassem al-Obeidi, the minister of defense, said that most of the hostages were killed or wounded when the kidnappers set off at least two suicide vests as they took over the church. He defended the decision to storm the building, saying, “This was a successful operation with a minimum of casualties, and killing all the terrorists.” He added that an unspecified number of suspects were also arrested.

In a statement posted on a Web site operated by militants late on Sunday , the Islamic State of Iraq took responsibility for the attack on what it called “the dirty den of idolatry,” Reuters reported. The posting said its actions had been prompted in part by the behavior of the Coptic Church in Egypt, which it accused of detaining two women who converted to Islam. The group also said it would “exterminate Iraqi Christians” if Muslim women in Iraq were not freed, The Associated Press said.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・den (野獣の)巣、隠れ家
・prompt 刺激する、駆り立てる
・accuse 告発する、非難する
・detain 引き止める、拘留する
・exterminate 根絶する、皆殺しにする


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2010年11月02日

イエメンがアルカイダの拠点として浮上する


Yemen Emerges as Base for Qaeda Attacks on U.S.
( New York Times )

Not long ago, most Americans had scarcely heard of Yemen, the arid,
Texas-size country in the southern corner of the Arabian peninsula.

But on Friday, as news emerged of a plot to send explosives in courier packages from Yemen to synagogues in Chicago, the world’s attention was focused once again on the threats brewing in Yemen’s lawless, strife-torn hinterlands, where American citizens appear to be helping the local branch of Al Qaeda take aim at the United States.

It was the second time in less than a year: on Dec. 25, a Nigerian trained in Yemen tried to detonate a bomb on a commercial flight as it approached Detroit, and Al Qaeda took credit for the attempt. The American-born
cleric Anwar al-Awlaki had been in contact with the would-be bomber, and some analysts believe the latest effort may also be linked to Mr. Awlaki, a charismatic preacher who remains in hiding in Yemen and has issued
threats by Internet.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・arid 乾燥した、不毛の
・courier 国際宅配便
・synagogue シナゴーグ(ユダヤ教会)
・hinterland 後背地、奥地


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