Archive for March 20, 2005
The Blank Page, 1967. RenГѓВ© Magritte.
From a demonstration in Cairo.
A car owned by a Syrian in Lebanon fire bombed.
What do Lebanese want? Social Science Students from Lebanese University conducted a survey in the Greater Beirut region. Some results: Are you with the opposition or with the [Lebanese] government? 37% with the Opposition, 39 % Government. Are you in favor of UNSC 1559? 26% yes, 68 % no. Are you in favor of disarming [...]
King of Jordan Speaks: “JENNINGS: Any number of international organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, international organizations that favor democracy, say that one of the impediments to political development in Jordan is in fact the crown itself, namely you.ABDULLAH:Well, by decentralization, by being able to create three or four political parties as opposed [...]
An obscurantist voice from the Middle Ages: the Saudi Mufti speaks on women’s issues. “In Saudi Arabia, Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al Shaikh said “Those who defended this issue are violating God’s law. Enemies of Islam are using women’s issues to corrupt the community.”
NYT Book Section: “To the Editor:The callous logic of establishment pundits can be quite amazing to read. In his review of David Harris’s book ”The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah Гўв‚¬вЂќ 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam” (Feb. 27), Kenneth M. Pollack asserts, ”In truth, in Iran as elsewhere in the [...]
From the recent issue of the best magazine there is, the Economist: “Lebanon and its media Battle of the airwaves: Mar 17th 2005 BEIRUT AND CAIRO From The Economist print editionWhy the anti-Syrian opposition is winning the war for hearts and minds. LAST week, half a million people gathered in Beirut to show support for [...]