Archive for September 25, 2005
Assassination of Women in Middle East History: The assassination attempt on May Shidyaq made me think about the history of assassination of women in Islamic or Middle East (it is not about religion) history. Certainly it was known, in early and late Islam. From even before the Khawarij wars. One happened during Muhammad’s time (as [...]
“IRA Disarms, Fulfilling Vow Made in July, Official Says” (Israel is fully armed and dangerous, Angry Arab says)
Very causally reported: “One woman was wounded when an Israel Air Force helicopter fired a missile at an industrial area north of Gaza City early Monday, Israel Radio said.”
“The US military told an al-Jazeera cameraman being held at GuantÃƒÂ¡namo Bay that he would be released as long as he agreed to spy on journalists at the Arabic news channel, according to documents seen by the Guardian.”
British Empire is Back (in their dreams): “Britain refuses apology and compensation for Iraqis caught up in Basra riots”
News from “liberated” Iraq: ‘How can you establish a free media in such fear and anarchy?’
“War Pornography: US soldiers trade grisly photos of dead and mutilated Iraqis for access to amateur porn. The press is strangely silent.” (thanks Muhammad)
Palestinian schools are also legitimate bombing targets, according to Zionism.
Who is the Terrorist? Another Palestinian terrorist bombed by Israeli occupation troops. And the New York Times gives this title to the bombing campaign that injured this child: “Israel Orders Army to Quell Rocket Fire” (So according to the New York Times, this child was firing rockets into Israel, and needed to be punished.)
Regarding Lebanese obsession with ranks: As-Safir newspaper reported that Hariri family has flown into Beirut “the biggest specialist” in limb surgery in France.
By the way, regarding the Saudi ownership of LBC-TV. Al-Walid’s ownership (of the 49% of the shares) does not extend to the land LBC-TV, which is owned by Lebanese Forces (in the name of Pierre Dahir, the CEO of LBC). The LBC-TV satellite version is the one that has Arab shares.
The Yemeni family of Hamid Ad-Din: I just read that the Yemeni president will compensate the family of Hamid Ad-Din (the royal family that was overthrown in the republican revolution). I went to school with Majid Hamid Ad-Din (a member of that family). He was one of the nicest guys I knew, and never minded [...]
That Kofi Annan. He issued an extensive statement of condemnation of the assassination attempt on May Shidyaq. I mean I condemn it too of course, but that Annan: Palestinians are being shot every day by Israeli occupation soldiers and I never hear a word from him. Do you notice that he only feigns outrage when [...]
UAE has just produced the first feature film ever, titled Dream. The producers complained about lack of government support. The government there is busy pursuing the most expensive and most tacky urban design, not to mention the sleazy culture for Dubai. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, is still producing 10 million barrels of crude [...]
May Shidyaq: survived an assassination attempt in Lebanon. I met May two years ago. An-Nahar’s columnist `Ali Hamadi urged her to interview me on the LBC-TV’s Naharkum Sa`id program. Hamadi knew my views of LBC and I told him that I would not appear with some of their other newscasters. But I very much respected [...]
On the Racing Field. 1861. Edgar Degas.