Charles Barkley Quote Blog

A blog I could spend hours reading. The Charles Barkley Quote Blog:

I know why his name is DMX. Because his real name is Earl. Imagine if his name was Earl the rapper.

On baldness: “Why do bald guys always wear beards? When I started to go bald, I took it like a man.”

On being misquoted in his autobiography: “That was my fault. I should have read it before it came out.”

Muslim Urged To Shun ‘Unholy’ Vaccines

From the TimesOnline:

A MUSLIM doctors’ leader has provoked an outcry by urging British Muslims not to vaccinate their children against diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella because it is “un-Islamic”.

Dr Abdul Majid Katme, head of the Islamic Medical Association, is telling Muslims that almost all vaccines contain products derived from animal and human tissue, which make them “haram”, or unlawful for Muslims to take.
Islam permits only the consumption of halal products, where the animal has had its throat cut and bled to death while God’s name is invoked.

Islam also forbids the eating of any pig meat, which Katme says is another reason why vaccines should be avoided, as some contain or have been made using pork-based gelatine.

The White Mouse

Nancy Wake was the Allies’ most decorated servicewoman of WWII, and the Gestapo’s most-wanted person. They code-named her ‘The White Mouse’ because of her ability to elude capture. When war broke out she was a young woman married to a wealthy Frenchman living a life of luxury in cosmopolitan Marseilles. She became a saboteur, organiser and Resistance fighter who led an army of 7,000 Maquis troops in guerrilla warfare to sabotage the Nazis. Her story is one of daring, courage and optimism in the face of impossible odds.

Related:
Wikipedia’s entry on Nancy Wake.