In a bizarre example of Iraq's creeping "Talibanization," militants visited falafel vendors a couple of weeks ago, telling them to pack up their stalls by today or be killed.
The ultimatum seemed so bizarre that, at first, most laughed it off -- until two of them were fatally shot as they plied their trade.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
No Falafel for You!
If this story in the Washington Times can be believed, I now understand why Bill O'Reilly has never visited Baghdad. Besides cowardice, that is. Apparently our favorite fledgling democracy has banned falafel: