Archive for September 4, 2004
An Old Woman and Two Sages in a Garden (Bukhara, 1520).
News from a “liberated” country: Aljazeera has reacted with shock and outrage at the interim Iraqi government’s indefinite extension of a ban on the network’s coverage operations in Iraq.
Women Scorn Turkish Marriage Proposal: Bid to revive a ban on adultery stirs concerns about Islamic rule, ‘honor killings’ and discord with the EU.
Democrats Will Do Anything To Keep Me Off the Ballot (not me, Nader).
4 Navy SEALs Charged With Iraq Inmate Abuse.
Arab World Condemns Slaughter of Russian Children.
“It started with children laughing and ended in gunfire and slaughter – a 53- hour siege that horrified the world.”
Sojourn of Poverty and Revolution by `Abdul-Wahab Al-Bayyati (my translation): -1- From the bottom I call on you my tongue has dried up and my butterflies burnt on your mouth Is this snow from the cold of your nights? Is this poverty from the generosity of your hands? On the gate of night his shadow [...]