A couple of tourists in Morocco were ‘beheaded‘ during their trip. Although the culprit has not been confirmed as of now, the police has arrested a dual Swiss-Spanish national. The man was also found trying to recruit Moroccans “to carry out terrorist plots”.
The victims were Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, who had arrived in Morocco on December 9th on a month-long vacation. Both of them had been studying outdoor activities at the University of Southeastern Norway. Their bodies were found in their tent.
A minute of silence was observed in the capital Rabat with Danish and Norwegian diplomats present. There were hundreds of people present at the vigil in the southern village of Imlil, where the women’s bodies were found.
No one can understand the reason terrorists or people do such activities. It is beyond rational comprehension. Following such methods, for what cause? Do they just enjoy it? Do they have no remorse? Because of such people, the world has become a place to be trusted even less. People have to be even more cautious at all times, governments spend even more on defence.
Is this the world that will continue on?
A lynch mob beat a 23-year old journalism student in Pakistan, shot him and still continued to hit the lifeless body of the boy with sticks.
The incident happened in Abdul Wali Khan University in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, where a group of students murdered the 23-year old Mashal Khan, a student at the University’s journalism department. The reason being, that Mashal Khan had been accused of running Facebook pages which allegedly published blasphemous content, however there has been no concrete proof of such yet.
Around 59 students were arrested for being suspected of involved in the lynching, and the University has been temporarily shut down.
One of Mashal Khan’s professor said Mashal was brilliant and inquisitive, always complaining about the political system of the country, but I never heard him saying anything controversial against the religion.
I can’t believe this. Those are university students who punched and kicked another student, shot him to death and even kept at their behavior with his lifeless body. This is a shame for all the students of the concerned university. What exactly is being taught there.
1Q84 is one of the best books I have read. The story has a good amount of romance, mystery, murder, family, history and tragedy. The author Haruki Murakami divided the story in three books in which the first two parts were published on May 29, 2009 and the third part on April 16, 2010.
The story takes place in 1984 in Tokyo with each book having a in-story time period of three months each, starting from April to December. The story has two main characters: Aomame, a 30 year old female, and Tengo Kawana, a male opposite Aomame. Through the entire three books, Murakami switches the story from the viewpoint of Aomame and Tengo (and sometimes Ushikawa, a private detective). The book starts with Aomame cataching a taxi, after which certain events make her go to a parallel world. She realizes this when she sees two moons in the sky, a white round moon and a smaller green lopsided moon besides it. At some point of time Tengo also switches track to this parallel world.
The story is about these two people realizing their love for each other from years ago, and trying to find each other in this strange and eventful world. They face several obstacles, many of which are life-threatening, but still manage to reach out to each other in the end.
I liked the flow of the story, though in my opinion the writing in the first book was the best. The story seems to flow slowly in the second book but regains the sped in the third book. However, the character description in the first two books is much better than that in the third book. The author described everything about the two main characters till the end, and in the end you would have the question, “What happend to them after this?”. It made you want to read more about them. However, I was disappointed how the author completely disregarded the supporting characters (except Ushikawa) at the end of the book. You would have the question about what happened to Fuka-Eri, or Tamaru, Nurses at the hospital, Komatsu and Professor Ebisuno. But besides this, I think the story is worth a read and I will surely recommend it to others.
For now, I will be reading The Art of War (Sun Tzu) but I will be back to other books by Murakami after that.