The New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 2)
marychicagoland: In related Bavarian news, a 16 year old Afghan teen living in Laim, Bavaria has been arrested in connection to the Ali Sonboly Munich attack. He apparently knew about the attack but did not inform authorities and he may have played a part in the Facebook post that lured teens to the mall. Looks like they're wrong again about it being a lone wolf attack. There has been a rumor that Sonboly converted to Christianity. That falsehood was started by the Interior Minister (of Propaganda) Maizière. Washington Post has him quoted as saying "Maizière said the use of David as a first name could suggest that the killer had converted to Christianity from Islam." "Could suggest"; no verification, no facts, no reference to the fact that the name David is not exclusively Christian, and no truth to that rumor started by a politician. I don't what is a bigger threat-the politicians that lie to their citizens or terrorists.