Archive for October 19, 2005
Fools of war and fools of propaganda. Raghd Saddam Husayn is taking an increasingly political role. She thinks that her tyrant father has left her with a dynasty. I was quite disturbed to hear her talk on Al-Arabiyya TV this morning, commenting on her father’s performance, and praising him as a “lion.” She said she [...]
From Al-Imta` wa-l-Mu’anasah by Abu Hayyan At-Tawhidi (d. 400AH) (my translation): “Al-Hasan bin Sahl said: These things are futile. Religion without a mind; money without giving; and passion without contact.”
“United States: Thousands of Children Sentenced to Life without Parole”
This is from the new exhibit by Elie Kan`an in Beirut. (If any of my friends/readers in Beirut can send me digital pictures of all paintings, I would like it. I would like it very much. Now).
Saddam’s voters’ turnout. “Iraq’s electoral commission said Monday that it would delay announcing the results of the nation’s constitutional referendum because of possible voting irregularities. In at least six provinces, the turnout to vote on the measure appears to have topped 95 percent, said Izzadin al-Mohammadi, a senior commission official.”