December 27, 2007

A sure sign Christmas is over

And it's time to get back to sectarian business:
Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests attacked each other with brooms and stones inside the Church of the Nativity as long-standing rivalries erupted in violence during holiday cleaning on Thursday.

Palestinian [!] police, armed with batons and shields, quickly formed a human cordon* to separate the two sides.
That's more like it. All is well with the world again, and the Lamb of God who came to take away its sins has been safely put back in storage for another revolution of the Earth 'round the Sun.

Priests brawl at Jesus' birthplace

* Must be a local delicacy; I've only had it with chicken and prosciutto.


capper said...

Police cordon bleu? I'll pass, but thanks all the same.

grumps said...

Brooms and stones? It sounds like they were trying to open a Curling rink.