Archive for September 2, 2005
Today, doing what they do daily since since Sep. 11, Arab and Muslim American organizations condemned Hurricane Katrina, and promised to speak loudly against those Muslims involved. Ibrahim Hooper will be issuing a Fatwa any minute now prohibiting hurricanes altogether. Sen. Feinstein calls for more fatwas to include fatwas against humidity and storms. Hooper will [...]
L’IntÃƒÂ©rieur vert ou Figure auprÃƒÂ¨s d’une fenÃƒÂªtre ÃƒÂ rideaux fermÃƒÂ©s. 1891. Edouard Vuillard.
“How the US got its neoliberal way in” (thanks Sami and Paul)
“Praying with Their Eyes Closed: Reflections on the Disengagement from Gaza” (thanks Sami)
I watched the recent tape of Ayman Adh-Dhawahiri. It was odd, as usual. Those kooks would be laughable, if they don’t kill innocent people, you know. You feel when you hear him that some major component of the brain, or the entire thing, is not functioning. But I was surprised how relaxed he appeared. He [...]
“But for many African-American leaders, there is a growing outrage that many of those still stuck at the center of this tragedy were people who for generations had been pushed to the margins of society.”
“One lasting lesson that has to be drawn from the Gulf Coast’s misery is that from now on, the National Guard must be treated as America’s most essential homeland security force, not as some kind of military piggy bank for the Pentagon to raid for long-term overseas missions.” (I never would cite NYT editorials, but..)
The Saudi newspaper Al-Watan talked about US interference with the Iraqi constitutional committe that was “drafting” the not-complete Iraqi constitutional document. Apparently, during the deliberations, the US government offered $5 million for each Sunni member to obtain their support for the draft.
World’s Income Gap.
Don’t be surprised if Bush blames the Hurricane on International Terrorism; and don’t be surprised if Al-Qa`idah “takes credit” for the Hurricane.