It would be foolish, I think, to make too much of the interreligious aspects of ISIS’s target selection. ISIS hates Christians less than it hates most non-ISIS Muslims, and the things it hates about Christmas are hardly the the aspects of the holiday that find expression in advertisements in the Port Authority, which are more likely to be selling Rockettes tickets than to be stressing the corporeality of a triune God. Yes, ISIS hates Christmas. But they hate everything else Americans do, too.
No one has claimed responsibility. But no points should be awarded for guessing that the Islamic State is at fault. It has motive and opportunity. Its Sinai province was the site in October 2015 of the downing of Metrojet 9268 out of Sharm al-Sheikh, which killed 224 people, mostly Russian tourists. The local IS affiliate, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has killed Egyptian police and soldiers in north Sinai, mostly around Al-Arish town, at a steady rate for the last three years.
Richmond RCMP took to Twitter Saturday to report the bust of an illegal “booze can” found to be serving more than 50 people in the 2000-block of No. 3 Road. Spokesperson Cpl. Dennis Hwang said the city’s Anti-Gang Unit found the booze can, near the River Rock Casino and Resort, at 1 a.m. on Oct. 29, following a tip. Photos published by police show several tables littered with plastic jugs and glasses as well as what appears to be a half dozen 1.75-litre bottles of vodka.
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Selecting a term
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