Archive for September 29, 2004
Alanquva and Her Three Sons (from the Chingiznama of Rashid ad-Din, India, 1596).
The Crying of the Swallow by Syrian poet Muhammad Al-Maghut (my translation): To those who stabbed me in the back while I was leaning over my papers like a Shaykh over his rug The wolf and the serpent will never be two doves under the rain Rain is for me Rain, thunder, wind, and streets [...]
Putin hurts democracy, petition says.
Iraqi political cartoon published in Baghdad.
Bush’s Top Ten Flip-Flops.
Growing Pessimism on Iraq: Doubts Increase Within U.S. Security Agencies.
Sudanese Villagers Attacked in Darfur: Men in Government Uniforms Backed by Aircraft Force Residents From Homes.
This the kind of oppression that America loves: “Jordan Acts to Curb a Rising Chorus of Critics.”
In the Bedroom (With Stalin) (review article by Ronald Suny).
“Continued U.S. Airstrikes in Baghdad Draw Criticism: Sadr City neighborhood is attacked for a second day. Interim [puppet] president of Iraq likens the tactics to Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip.”
This is Zionism: “Paramilitary border police detained two Palestinians at a checkpoint and beat them, forced one to drink urine and burned both with cigarettes.”
Addiction behind the burka: how Afghan women use drugs to cope with legacy of war.
“America’s moms look for the toughest guy on TV tough guy.”
Japanese women curl up with the perfect man: “A pillow-shaped man without a head and stuffed full of foam is the latest sleeping aid from Japan.”
Iraqis, freshly “liberated” by US forces in Baghdad.
Iraq insurgency outpaces coalition attempts to restore peace.
“Al-Azhar is wrong, but the state is the real culprit.”
Iraqi puppet prime minister/car bomber/former Saddam’s assassin/embezzler-in-Yemen, Iyad `Allawi said that the insurgency is confined to two pockets in two localities in Iraq, but : “Over the past 30 days, more than 2,300 attacks by insurgents have been directed against civilians and military targets in Iraq, in a pattern that sprawls over nearly every major [...]
In an interview with Fox News, George W. Bush said that he always “prays for wisdom.” This constitutes the strongest evidence that there is indeed no God.
The fanatical clerics of the House of Saud have ruled: The General Mufti of Saudi Arabia, `Abdul-`Aziz Bin `Abdullah Al Ash-Shaykh (a descendant of Muhammad Ibn `Abdul-Wahab, the founder of Wahhabiyya “doctrine”) has “prohibited the sale and use of cellphones equipped with cameras knowing that most of their use will be to capture images of [...]