Patrick Howley claimed he infiltrated Saturday’s DC protest in order to discredit it – but account has since been altered
A conservative US news magazine has come under fire after one of its journalists boasted of being an agent provocateur at a clash between protesters and security guards in Washington. The incident, in which guards used pepper spray on protesters trying to enter the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, was widely reported to be linked to the Occupy Wall Street protests. Patrick Howley, an assistant editor at the American Spectator, wrote over the weekend that he had infiltrated the protest group in order to discredit it. He said: “As far as anyone knew I was part of this cause — a cause that I had infiltrated the day before in order to mock and undermine in the pages of the American Spectator — and I wasn’t giving up before I had my story.” Continue reading
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A Catholic priest, brother of the Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth of Kisumu, was attacked and killed in a slum in Nairobi after returning from a period of study in Italy, said Father Paolino Twesigye, a Comboni missionary priest in the area. The police investigation has just begun, but according to different MISNA sources, it appears that the priest was stabbed near the Dandora dump during an attempted robbery.
“Father James Kiser Awuor was attacked Monday night while he was going to visit a relative,” Fr Paolino said. “He had just returned from Italy after obtaining a diploma at the Gregorian University” – said Father Paolino – “and perhaps he had not yet readjusted to the risks and violence in the slums.”
MISNA received confirmation of the murder from sources at the archdiocese of Kisumu, the diocese where he performed his service. The body of Father James has already reached his hometown. The funeral will be held today.