Friday, October 08, 2004



The Latin word "peccavi" means "I have sinned." There is a possibly apocryphal story that Charles James Napier (1782-1853), after his military victories at Mlani and Dubba in 1843, sent the one-word message "Peccavi" (I have sinned, i.e. I have Sind) to announce his conquest. Sind is part of what is now Pakistan.

Once the modern-day Saracens have succeeded in overrunning Eurabia completely, Napier's statue in Trafalgar Square will doubtless be pulled down. London's mayor Ken Livingstone actually proposed doing it a few years ago.

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