Archive for September 9, 2004
Dara Shikoh seated before his teacher, Miyan Mir, the great Sufi mystic from Lahore, and his successor, Mulla Shah (Indian, 1635)
Awacs project gets green signal in India.
This is Zionism: Israel Locks Out Palestinians During Jewish Holidays.
Damage caused by a US air strike on Fallujah.
Iraqi children killed in US strikes.
This is from the city where I live: “Some Central Valley mothers and fathers of soldiers have mixed feelings of patriotism and disillusionment over the Iraq war.” (I have refused to talk to the Modesto Bee for several years now, not that they care).
“Lawyers for two of three Americans on trial for running a vigilante counter-terror operation in Afghanistan played videos showing the trio being met at Kabul airport by the Afghan police chief.”
This, I do not understand about American politics: Why can’t the Democrats find an interesting person to run for president, and why can’t the Republicans find a qualified person to run for president?
News from “liberated” Afghanistan: Afghan Leader May Be Chosen in Backrooms, Not Voting Booths.
Pentagon investigators believe the CIA has held as many as 100 “ghost detainees” in Iraq without disclosing their identities or locations.
For Sudan refugees, a long hot wait for world action.
The Likud doctrine: First Bush, and now Putin, have picked up lessons for their wars on terror from Israel’s campaign against the Palestinians.
Nuha al-Radi, Iraqi Artist and Chronicler, Dies at 63. (thanks Maryam) I recommend her book.
Massacre Draws Self-Criticism in Muslim Press.
Pentagon Says Guantanamo Prisoner Incorrectly Detained.
Lewis of Arabia.(thanks Sami)
Since 9/11, Rich Arabs Again Frolic in Lebanon. (thanks Michele and Walter). But the article contains this ignorant line that you characteristically see in New York Times: “Lebanon’s billionaire prime minister, Rafik Hariri, almost single-handedly rebuilt the shattered downtown in the late 90′s with his own company.” That is utterly false. Downtown Beirut was constructed [...]