June 11, 2003


Hairdressing is no occupation for the meek:

Heidelberg hairdresser Luul Jimale thought she had done a reasonable job of trying to redden Farhia Ali Mohamud's jet-black hair one Friday last year.

But after a weekend of phone insults, the irate customer returned to her shop on the Monday morning and stabbed Ms Jimale 14 times.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 11, 2003 11:55 AM

Kite-flying is almost as dangerous as hairdressing, according to this story:

Pakistan tackles killer kites

By Shahid Malik
BBC correspondent in Lahore

Kite flyers in Pakistan's Punjab Province will face murder charges and a possible death penalty if their sharpened strings cause more deaths.
Several people have had their throats cut this year by strings that are either metallic or coated with abrasive materials.

Police throughout the province have now been instructed to treat such deaths as murder cases


Posted by: Indole Ring at June 11, 2003 at 12:35 PM

Never, ever, get involved in a hairdressing dispute with Islamic women.

Find out why a "bad do" makes any differnce if you are always wearing a scarf on your head.

Posted by: Wallace at June 11, 2003 at 12:43 PM

Indole, now it is clear why the Taliban forbade flying kites with piano wire and playing Anthrax-coated-pawn chess.

Posted by: Bob71 at June 11, 2003 at 12:58 PM

Didn't the hairdresser realise Farhia wanted to look Irish, so she could get into Australia?

Posted by: Rod at June 11, 2003 at 02:15 PM

You just posted this so you could use the headline "Dye Hard," didn't you? LOL

Posted by: Bruce Rheinstein at June 12, 2003 at 01:18 AM

Why did we let these people into Australia?

Posted by: Peter at June 12, 2003 at 09:33 AM

Why did we let these people into Australia?

Posted by: Peter at June 12, 2003 at 09:33 AM