The Aussies always put on a fantastic fireworks display. Sadly, the prospect of some Muslim blowing themselves up and killing as many others as possible has caused the Belgian authorities to cancel their celebrations.
Meanwhile in Gaza: Gaza’s Islamist Hamas rulers banned New Year celebrations in the Palestinian coastal enclave. Police spokesman Ayman Batniji said hotels and restaurants were allowed to hold parties a day earlier or a day later.
“Celebrating the new year contradicts the instructions of Islamic religion,” Batniji said. “It’s a Western custom that we don’t accept in Gaza.”