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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Another Reason for Teapot Control

Teapots can cause riots:

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A mob fire-bombed the headquarters of a bizarre Malaysian cult built around a giant teapot on Monday, police and a fireman said, two weeks after the sect was raided by religious officials.

About 30-35 assailants armed with Molotov cocktails attacked the commune in the early morning, torching a car and the roof of a building and scorching the giant teapot itself, emergency services officials, local media and a lawyer for the sect said.

The sect, which believes the teapot has healing properties, is in Malaysia's northeast, a strongly Muslim area that has suddenly lost patience with the sect, headed by an elderly man who says he is God and owner of everything, his "Sky Kingdom".


Blogger NYgirl said...

Oh I don't know, IMHO, it's just a tempset in a teapot. Hardly a Teapot Dome Scandal. Sorry, couldn't help it.

PS: Thanks for linking to my blog. I didn't realize it earlier because you had not trackbacked. If you want help installing them, email me.

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