Friday, April 18, 2008

A vocation with job security

The UK Foreign Office has told the Royal Navy not to arrest pirates on the high seas. The reason: once arrested, they could successfully resist deportation to countries like Somalia that are likely to violate their human rights by imposing sharia law penalties such as beheadings or amputations. So if you're thinking of taking a cruise off the coast of East Africa, you might want to consider a French rather than a British ship. See this article for details (thanks to Melanie Philips' blog).

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