Blood Diamonds: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

The Daily Telegraph reports today on how South African authorities are considering the possibility of filing charges against Naomi Campbell and others for handling the gift the model received of uncut diamonds from alleged war criminal Charles Taylor. This follows her testimony and actress Mia Farrow’s at the former Liberian leader’s war crimes trial in The Hague.

The newspaper reports also that: “The model, who was born in Streatham, South East London, was pictured relaxing on holiday in Sardinia with boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, and actor Leonardo Di Caprio.

Di Caprio was the star of the film Blood Diamond, which rose awareness about the issue of diamonds being used to fund the conflict in Sierra Leone.”

Islam Wasn’t Responsible for 9/11 — Al Qaeda Was

Sadly some American politicians and talk show hosts have decided that the proposal to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero should be opposed — their arguments lean heavily on conflating Islam and Al Qaeda. My take on the Cordoba House debate was carried by the Daily Caller today.