Maybe a bit excessive with the POSP scope but I like the look on this rifle. Has an aftermarket metal vented upper handguard. Now I kind of want to buy one…
A bolt-action rifle with an 18.5” long barrel. Chambered in .44 Magnum, the classic but distinct Ruger rotary magazine only holds 4 rounds. They do not come from the factory with a scope. Interesting rifle, the .44 Magnum is already a tested and proven hunting cartridge in large revolvers. You also see lever-action rifles in that caliber but not too often a bolt-action.
Rock Island Armory 1911
This one is actually chambered in 9mm. Note the thin, single stack magazine. Could probably do without the kind of tacky grip choice but to each their own. I have a Hogue wrap-around grip on my 1911, but kind of want to get a Crimson Trace.
The civilian model of the M14, this M1A has a stock with the selector switch cutout. You can buy a “fake” selector switch to install for that complete Vietnam-era look. I saw a standard Springfield Armor M1A at a Sports Authority when I went to see what kind of ammo was left. Employee had just brought it out to fill an empty spot on the gun rack and someone pointed to it and bought it.
Then came the first shot – straight into the crowd, without warning. Other policemen took up the signal and more shots were fired. Twelve-year-old Hector Pieterson fell to the ground, fatally wounded. He was picked up by Mbuyisa Makhubo, a fellow student, who ran with him towards the Phefeni Clinic, with Pieterson’s crying sister Antoinette running alongside.
The World photographer Sam Nzima was there to record Pieterson’s last moments. “I saw a child fall down,” he says. “Under a shower of bullets I rushed forward and went for the picture.”
Photographer: Sam Nzima
Amnesty International finds anti-Muslim bias in Europe
Human rights group Amnesty International says Muslims who openly show their faith suffer widespread discrimination in Europe.
In a new report, the group urges Europe’s governments to do more to challenge negative stereotypes and prejudices against Muslims.
In particular, it says Muslims face exclusion from jobs and education for wearing traditional forms of dress.
It also criticises the bans on Muslim women’s veils passed in some states.
“Muslim women are being denied jobs and girls prevented from attending regular classes just because they wear traditional forms of dress, such as the headscarf. Men can be dismissed for wearing beards associated with Islam,” the group’s discrimination specialist Marco Perolini said.
“Rather than countering these prejudices, political parties and public officials are all too often pandering to them in their quest for votes.”
‘Freedom of expression’
The report highlights moves in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Spain to ban the full-face veils worn by some Muslim women, as well as the ban on minarets enacted in Switzerland in 2009.
It also criticises rules in many countries that forbid students from wearing the headscarf or other religious and traditional dress at school.
“Wearing religious and cultural symbols and dress is part of the right of freedom of expression. It is part of the right to freedom of religion or belief - and these rights must be enjoyed by all faiths equally,” Mr Perolini said.
According to the rights group, bans on full-face veils cannot be justified by security concerns, except in certain circumstances such as security checks or high-risk areas.
While applauding the desire to stop women from being coerced into wearing traditional or religious dress, it says this should not be achieved by banning individual women from wearing certain items of clothing.
Amnesty International also accuses Belgium, France and the Netherlands of failing to implement properly laws banning discrimination in employment.
Its report says employers are being allowed to discriminate on the grounds that religious or cultural symbols will conflict with colleagues, customers or the company’s image.
Citing statistics showing lower rates of employment among female immigrants from Muslim countries, the report says surveys of Muslim women suggest this is in part to blame on discrimination.
The report’s recommendations include the creation of national anti-discrimination bodies and greater efforts to monitor discrimination on religious grounds.
shock and/or horror
THIS IS NEWS TO ME
We will not forgive , we will not forget !
Today marks the 64 anniversary of “independence of the state of israel,” which was built on the bodies and homes of the Palestinian people on 15 \ 5 \ 1948. According to the Hebrew calender this year it’s in 26 \ 4 \ 2012.
Nakba was the confiscation of land and the expulsion and displacement of more than 750 thousand Palestinians and turning them into refugees. The number of the refugees and their children and grandchildren after 64 years of Nakba is more than 4 million refugees. Still most of these refugees live in refugee camps in the West Bank , the Gaza Strip and neighboring Arab countries . Most of the families still keep their home key that they were expelled from in the 48 .
"Resistance in Palestine will continue until the final liberation of all the Palestinian lands."
Sheikh Ahmad Yaseen (via madeinnablus)
Picture of some of the sons of tribes east of Jordan after crossing the Jordan River and entered Palestine to fight against the gangs of zionists .