Monthly Archives: November 2007

Armed Man Holding Hostages at Clinton ’08 Campaign Office

Reports are that he has a bomb, or at least claims to have a bomb, strapped to his chest:

Two people are being held hostage by an armed man at Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire, police said Friday.

Emergency crews arrive at the office building in Rochester, New Hampshire, Friday.

The man walked into the office at about 1 p.m., Maj. Michael Hambrook of the New Hampshire State Police told CNN affiliate WMUR-TV.

Hambrook and Clinton campaign officials said two people were believed to be inside.

Hillary was not at the office and is not a hostage. Ed Morrisey:

At one time, one could have written these kinds of people off as impotent lunatics, but the world has changed. It’s still likely the work of a lunatic, but the kind of lunacy involved makes the difference between a hoaxer and a real bomber. For the sake of all involved, let’s hope it’s the former and not the latter.

This event is going to have profound implications regardless of the outcome. However, the primary concern at this time is the status of the hostages.

Updates:
Final update – It’s over Lee Eisenberg has surrendered. Thankfully, this one ended well.

4:00 PM – Apparently the man who started this is fairly well known in the town. Locals are apparently familiar with his mental issues.

3:42 PM – The hostages have been released. The suspect is still inside Clinton’s campaign office. Authorities are trying to confirm the number of folks in the building.

2:35 PM – WHDH has live video.

2:30 PM – Initial demands include a conversation with Hillary.

Also Blogging:
Michelle Malkin
Barking Moonbat Early Warning System
The Carden Chronicles
Suitably Flip

Thousands of Sudanese Muslims Demand Execution of Gillian Gibbons

As many as 10,000 insanely barbaric protesters are demanding blood:

Thousands of Sudanese, many carrying knives and sticks, have taken to the streets of Khartoum calling for the execution of British school teacher Gillian Gibbons, jailed over a teddy bear.

Crowds demonstrated outside the presidential palace, saying the 15-day prison sentence imposed on Mrs Gibbons for allowing her class to call a teddy bear Mohammed was too lenient.

The protesters streamed out of mosques after sermons, as pick-up trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Mrs Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool.

According to MP Boris Johnson It doesn’t sound like Muslims back home are any more sympathetic:

If you want grounds for despair, read the entries on the BBC website, in which some British Muslims say that she should be punished; or read the entries from people in Sudan saying that the children should be punished.

You can find some of those comments here. His calls for counter-protests seem to be falling on deaf ears. Michelle Malkin is probably not surprised:

If it’s Friday, it’s call-for-an-infidel-execution day. The Mohammed Teddy Bear Blasphemy outrage continues, with the usual suspects doing the usual things–waving weapons, screaming bloody murder, and advocating death in the name of Mohammed.

Update:
America is to blame:

Sheikh Hussein Mubarak told thousands of faithful gathered for the Muslim day of prayer that the court’s “verdict was lenient out of fear of criticism from human rights organisations, America and the West”.

You had to see that coming. Comments like that just illustrate the underlying political nature of these protests.