As Mackubin Thomas Owens wrote in September of 2002, “9/11 revealed an emerging geopolitical reality: that the world’s most important fault line is not between the rich and the poor, but between those who accept modernity and those who reject it.”
At times, those otherwise disparate forces can be in remarkable agreement with each other. QED:
Primatene Mist, “The only over-the-counter asthma inhaler sold in the United States will no longer be available next year as part of an international agreement to stop the use of substances that damage the environment.”
“Using inhaler can result in ending fast: fatwa:”
Dubai: Asthmatics who use an inhaler are ending the fast according to a Ramadan series of fatwas issued by the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD).
The fatwa states that because the solution reaches the throat and eventually reach the stomach, it therefore ends the fast.
The list has been released to help Muslims clarify any concerns about fasting.
Or as a Washington Post headline noted last October, “Osama bin Laden embraces his inner Al Gore.”
(H/T: Blazing Cat Fur.)