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India Seeks Sparkling Future

India is the world’s biggest processor of diamonds, polishing and cutting nearly 11 out of every 12 diamonds sold. But now the subcontinent wants to become a trading hub for rough diamonds as well, and in the process cut diamond-trading centers like Tel Aviv and Antwerp out of the business.

Europe’s Shameful Sharia

One lone protester stands up against the election of two Islamists to a town council in Belgium. On the one hand, the Islamists won by a fair, democratic vote. But on the other hand, they have endorsed the implementation of Sharia laws over and above Belgian civil laws and the European Convention on Human Rights. In other words, they are advocating a global caliphate under which the rights of women and gays would be abrogated, as well as anyone not adhering to Islam.

A tip of the hat to PJ commentator Roger L. Simon, who posted this video and noted the profound silence and apathy that greets this one protester. “Political correctness — leavened, to be sure, with a modicum of cowardice — overwhelmed their good sense and allowed the decent and courageous man to leave by himself,” Simon wrote. “If you ever wondered how Hitler happened, you have part of your answer on this video.”

World of Beers LVIII

On tap tonight: Palm, Belgium.

Thirst quenching.

Tanghi Argentini

A lonely, middle-aged office worker pleads with a colleague to teach him how to tango in preparation for a hot blind date. Guy Thuys directed this beguiling Belgian comedy, with a twist ending that O. Henry might approve. The work garnered an Oscar nomination for best short film in 2007.

World of Beers II

Our tour of the best beer commercials from around the world continues. On tap tonight: Carlsberg, Belgium. Imagine the possibilities when 148 bad boys are convened at a movie theatre playing Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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