There are no surprises on the bodycam. We knew. When devout Muslim Omar Mateen called 911 in the middle of his mass slaughter and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State, we knew. Everybody knows. But it didn't matter. It never does.
Alarming pictures on social media showed smoke spreading above the Pope’s walled city in Rome. Initial reports suggested the blaze happened within the Vatican walls with eyewitnesses reporting “Vatican on fire” and saying they heard a “loud boom”.
It's tit-for-tat time, and one conservative group has launched a campaign aimed at taking down liberal media like MSNBC and CNN a notch by targeting their advertisers -- a ploy used by the left against Fox News.
It is, after all, Ramadan. No beer for you! And this is the difference between Islamic law and Jewish law or Christian law. Jewish law pertains only to Jews. Canon law only to Catholics. But Islamic law, sharia, asserts its authority over non-Muslims.
When Western politicians propose anti-Sharia laws, Muslim groups often insist that Sharia is simply a matter of basic Muslim practices, such as praying five times per day and taking the pilgrimage to Mecca. Historically, however, Sharia has involved far more than prayer and travel—most notably the various punishments for "crimes" such as apostasy and blasphemy.