- Civil war has broken out across Iraq. Incidents reported include:
- Unidentified gunmen captured the town of Suleiman Bek, Salahuddin and fought off a government attempt to retake the town.
- 53 dead in combat between government forces and
the Naqshbandiya Army, a Sunni militia in Hawija, near Kirkuk.
- A Sunni mosque was shelled in Muqdadiya, Diyala.
- Sunni militia are holding rallies throughout the country to call for a war against the majority Shia.
- 25,000 Muslims marched in Birmingham to call for the UK government to outlaw blasphemy.
- Norway spends about $40 million a year on propaganda operations in the United States. Targets included the Brookings Institution, the New America Foundation, the Center for American Progress, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The report claims that Qatar and the United Arab Emirates spend more money on propaganda operations in the US, but does not provide details.
- Israel accused Syria of using chemical weapons. One of the incidents discussed, the incident of March 19 in Aleppo, was probably an attack on Syria by the Muslim Brotherhood using a captured chemical weapon given that the victims were treated at hospitals in Syrian-controlled territory.
- Venezuela has threatened to jail opposition leader Henrique Capriles for inciting riots after losing the recent election.
- Several newspapers in Egypt have recently condemned Shia as “worse than Jews.” This suggests an organized campaign targeting Iran.
- Pervez Musharraf has been charged with the assassination of Benazhir Bhutto.
- Unemployment in the US is increasingly becoming a permanent situation with businesses refusing to hire the unemployed.
- The Guardian has declared Buddhism to be “the most warlike religion in the world”.