Out on a Limb

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on December 14, 2015

Out on a Limb

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

Out on a Limb
“@ newtgingrich: ‘It’s very possible that you can end up with Trump going all the way…It’s also possible that he won’t get the nomination.;”—tweet, @FoxNews, Dec. 10

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“In a story Dec. 11 about Syrian refugees arriving in Canada, The Associated Press relying on a pool report from Canadian Press misidentified the occupations ofk [sic] refugees Kevork Jamkossian as a gynecologist and Georgina Zires as a lab technician. Jamkossian is a blacksmith and Zires a sales clerk.”—Associated Press, Dec. 11

Bottom Story of the Day
“Nicki Minaj Not Convinced Hillary Should Be President”—headline, Breitbart, Dec. 10

Only in America
A Beaumont, Texas, imam is having some trouble, KFDM-TV reports:

A political conflict is playing out within the walls of the Muslim community in Southeast Texas. A man who was the leader of Muslims in the area said Thursday the conflict has resulted in his ousting.

“Don’t get me involved in any political games in the name of religion. I am not here a political man,” Dr. Nidal Alsayyed said.

But it’s political motivations he said have forced him to resign as Imam.

“Sadly, it’s Clinton versus Trump,” he said.

Dr. Al Sayyed told KFDM News he was forced to resign as religious director of the Islamic Society of the Triplex after making comments Monday in which he agrees with Donald Trump’s statements that the U.S. should temporarily stop accepting any new Muslim immigrants into the country.

We’d call this a man-bites-dog story, but canines are haram, so instead we’ll just ask: Is this a great country or what?

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