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Saturday, March 13, 2004
March 13 notes
Given that the issue of anti-Semitism and The Passion of the Christ -a film I have not seen and probably won't- does not appear to be going away, I think it is worth saying, how could "the Jews" as a group possibly be "responsible" for the death of Jesus? Even asking the question implies the absurd notion that they could have been.
One more thing, let us just say "the Jews" were "responsible" for the death of Jesus. Why would this breed anger? Christianity is largely based on a narrative that stems from Jesus' death. 6:40 a.m. 03/13/04
UPDATE #2: "Spain says it has arrested five people, some possibly linked to Moroccan militants, adding weight to speculation that the hand of al Qaeda may be behind train bombs that killed 200 people," Elisabeth O'Leary of Reuters writes. "Interior Minister Angel Acebes said three Moroccans and two Indians were being held following Thursday's bombing of four packed trains in Madrid, Spain's worst guerrilla attack." 4:21 p.m. 03/13/04
UPDATE #3: It looks like al Qaeda is claiming responsibility for the bombing in Mardrid on Thursday. 8:19 a.m. 03/14/04