SABHA - 4M Report
Arvind Kumar, 23 Apr 2007|
Your regular dose of pseudosecularism
- Blood oozes from Indian Jesus statue, bishop confirms
It is official. A statue of Jesus is oozing blood and it is truly a miracle!
UCA News reports Church people in the central Indian diocese say that on Monday they started noticing bloodlike substance oozing from the eyes of a statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus kept in an open yard.
"I am convinced it is a miracle," Fr Paul Pappachan, the assistant parish priest, told UCA News. The red substance tasted like blood, he said. "I just can't understand it."
The assistant parish priest conducted detailed analysis before determining that it was blood that was oozing out from the statue.
The priest said he then ascended the statue's concrete lotus-shaped pedestal and dipped his finger into the red liquid. "After smelling it, I tasted it," he recalled. He repeated this action four times, he said, and every time he did so, he sensed the smell and taste of "real blood."
- Prakash Karat: They didn't attend meetings, so we shot them
Justifying the Nandigram Pogrom conducted by the Communist government in West Bengal, in which dozens of people were mowed down in an operation reminiscent of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Prakash Karat, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), explained that the internal enemies of the state who were slaughtered had refused to attend the party meetings and that is why the police force was set upon them.
It is these same elements who refused to attend all-party meetings repeatedly called by the district administration. The last all-party meeting held on March 10 decided that the administration should move to restore communications and normalcy in the area. It is in this connection that the police entered the area on March 14. In the ensuing confrontation, 14 people died and many injured including policemen.
- Saudi man loses part of nose after wives attack him
Thanks to Sanjeev who sent this one in. A Saudi man lost a part of his nose after his enraged wives attacked him for threatening to marry a third woman. The man now has a plan to restore his dignity.
"I never realised they would get so worked up. But the only way to restore my dignity is really to take a third wife," he said, adding, "I don't know what I'm going to lose next if I do that."
- From the pages of history: Nehru attacks Roosevelt for long stint in office
A news item in the Deccan Herald reported in 1957 that Jawaharlal Nehru attacked Franklin Roosevelt of USA for holding the office of the President of the United States for 12 years.
Prime Minister Nehru's observations at the Parliamentary Congress Party meeting on Friday evening that one and the same person should not hold office for inordinately long periods because such practice was anti-progress, has been hailed here as the highest watermark of democratic thinking.
Nehru remained the Prime Minister of India for 17 years after he first appointed himself to the post. The Nehru dynasty has clung on to power for five generations.
His references to President Roosevelt left no doubt whom he had in mind most.
- Advances in Communist technology
Sreedhar sends in a news item from The Statesman. The latest in Communist technology is to dredge sand from a river and dump it just a few hundred meters away in the river itself!
The Muriganga, a distributory of the Hooghly, is dying a slow death and the district administration as well as the state government is doing precious little to save it.
"The dredging operations in the Muriganga river are not being carried out in a proper and scientific manner resulting in drainage of public money," alleged Captain Avijit Sinha, chairman of Maeksin Shipping Company. The sand dredged out of the river should be dumped on land, but they dump it only a few hundred metres away, in the river itself, he said.
- Professor uses Microsoft Powerpoint to generate DNA data!
In an earlier edition of the 4M Report we pointed out that a professor had used the Aryan Invasion Theory to prove the Aryan Invasion Theory. Professor Stoneking seems to be an expert in Nazi science and apparently there is more to his work in this field.
According to Prof. H.J. Bandelt of the University of Hamburg, Stoneking reused old data after touching it up (apparently with Microsoft Powerpoint) and his fabrication of data is similar to Monty Python's 'dead parrot sketch.' Monty Python's Flying Circus was a British television comedy show that aired between 1969 and 1974. Click here to read about the similarity with Monty Python's 'dead parrot sketch.' The presentation was made by the professor at an academic conference on Human Evolution and Disease' that was held in Hyderabad.
Click here for another presentation by the professor at Heidelberg that shows the old data juxtaposed with the "new" data which is identical to the earlier data except for one mutation that seemed to have occurred in his Microsoft Powerpoint file!
- MSNBC highlights hatred by South Asians
According to a report by MSNBC, a website run by South Asians has indulged in posting hateful comments against Koreans. This has happened in the aftermath of a shooting by a Korean-American on the Virginia Tech. campus that left 32 people dead.
The bodies had barely been removed when the racial epithets started pouring in. Cho Seung-Hui, the 23-year-old identified as the killer of 32 on the Virginia Tech campus, may have lived in the state since his elementary school days, but to the bigots in the blogosphere it was his origins in Korea that mattered most. "Koreans are the most hotheaded and macho of East Asians," wrote one unnamed commentator on the Sepia Mutiny blog. "They are also sick and tired of losing their Korean girlfriends to white men with an Asian fetish."
At SABHA, we are shocked by the vitriolic attack on Koreans launched at Sepia Mutiny. Despite being South Asians, we wish to clarify that we do not have any connections with the website mentioned by MSNBC.
The vitriol of comments like these has shocked America's Korean community, leaving it braced for a backlash and scrambling to control the damage caused by distorted stereotypes.
- Islamic group suggest ways to become civilized
Sreedhar alerts us to the fact that Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazham (TMMK) has fabulous plans to civilize the world. The TMMK has a simple method to determine the truth. An official of TMMK explained their truth meter.
"Once a man swears on Allah, we believe him," said Khaludeen.
TMMK also has plans to prevent people from taking the law into their own hands.
Said Dr Bhagat Singh, the TMMK's district secretary: "The youths (accused of killing Mumtaz) should not have taken law into their hands. They read the Quran and make their own interpretations. To prevent such incidents, the Government should introduce the practice of stoning immoral women to death. Many Middle-East countries follow this practice and keep women under check. Thatís the only way to handle such issues."