Sunday, November 05, 2006

Argos 31, Bombers 27 - Nov 5

It was a stellar week for Canadian sports and specifically for Toronto sports fans. In the Canadian Football League, two games were played today in Toronto and in Calgary. The first game saw the Toronto Argonauts defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31 - 27 on some late heroics by backup QB Michael Bishop (see above). The Calgary Stampeders committed seven turnovers and stunk at McMahon Stadium, losing 30 - 21 to the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders. Plus the Leafs managed a rare 4 - 1 win in Buffalo and the Toronto Raptors are hoping to build on a stellar pre-season and gain a playoff berth this season. Whew! Who knew that sports would be that demanding?

Jihad in Canada: Make no mistake, we are on the front lines fighting against jihad whether we like it or not. This next link is I believe a little dated but is worth posting anyways. Read the story of Muslim-Canadian Abdullah Khadr and his gun-running for al-Qaida. From comes the story of Dr. Tawfik Hamid, once a member of Egypt's Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya who has now defected. The reason for Sunni (but not Shia) suicide bombers according to Dr. Hamid? Old fashioned lust for those 72 virgins. I always thought Muslim societies were a wee bit sexually repressed and there goes my proof. Speaking of Egypt, Hugh Fitzgerald offers us his opinion on Egypt, the Gaza and Israel. A must read.

Who said Sunday is boring? In Iraq, Saddam Hussein has been found guilty of crimes against humanity. This verdict was far from a certain. Three of Saddam's defence lawyers were killed and one judge walked away from the case. Saddam himself was constantly bullying the judge and mocking the whole process with his frequent outbursts. So while justice appears to be served, there are fears that more bloodshed will follow along sectarian lines. In other words, situation normal. I am also looking very carefully for this Tuesday's mid-term elections in the U.S. where Bush and the Republicans may lose control of the House. As I see it, if the Democrats don't self-destruct (which they have a horrible habit of doing) they might actually bring some accountability to the political process especially pertaining to American contracts being awarded in Iraq. Granted I'm a hopeless optimist when it comes to this stuff. I just hope that God will use these elections for something good. As a Canadian, I find this political process very foreign to me. No such thing as half an election here. It's basically all or nothing with the occasional by-election thrown in for good measure.

Two more links and then we're done.

Michael Nazir-Ali who is the Bishop of Rochester has come out to condemn Muslim hypocrisy. Get used to this. There will be many more clergy and those in high positions who are speaking out against Islam. A trickle will soon be a flood.

Did you know that China has completed $1.9bn worth of business with African nations? They've also promised $5bn in loans, debt forgiveness and the doubling of foreign aid. An interesting development in the Bible's 'Kings of the East' scenario for sure.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend,

Johnny Cash

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