Archive for March 26, 2006
” US forces killed 22 people and wounded eight at a mosque in east Baghdad in an incident likely to lead to increased tensions with the Shia community.” (Notice the spin in the coverage by the Washington Post)
“”As much as the president relies on Rove,” Barnes tells us, “he has occasionally interrupted a meeting at the White House to suggest that Rove take Barney, the Bush dog, outside.””
This is not Islam or Arab world: “‘Honour’ attack leaves woman fighting for life”
“Ukraine’s Orange revolution turns blue” (And “Cedar Revolution” Turns Potato)
Arab Regimes’ Orientalism. So Bernard Lewis’ book, The Crisis of Islam, was just issued in an Arabic translation in Cairo by State-controlled the Al-Majlis Al-A`la li-th-Thaqafah (The Supreme Council of Culture). But the Mubarak’s government, in promoting the book, had to make it more palatable for Muslim readers. So the title was simply changed to [...]
Cumulus Clouds, East River, 1901-02. Robert Henri.
Samir Ja`ja` is keeping firm control of the LBC-TV. Several people will be fired, and others will leave to protest his heavy-handed intervention. Some of the personalities who are close to `Awn (like Marcel Ghanim and his brother George–the latter is director of news at LBC-TV) may leave the station soon. Gabriel Al-Murr’s MTV TV [...]
The new Lebanese newspaper, Al-Akhbar, (to be run by Joseph Samahah and Ibrahim Al-Amin) should have its trial issues launched on a new website by April. The first print issues should be out by September. I will keep you updated.
Religious demagogues reconcile. So the two religious demagogues–who never met an Arab oil royal that they did not admire–Yusuf Al-Qardawi and `Amr Khalid finally met and reconciled. One account said that Khaled kissed the forehead of Qardawi. Religious demagogues of the world, unite! And Qardawi thinks that he has now come up with a brilliant [...]
It is amazing how hard AlArabiyya is trying to appease the US. And US officials are quite grateful; they seems to be happy, genuinely happy, to be on AlArabiyya as of late. AlArabiyya is doing the job, and I wish that they save us the money and end the Al-Hurra venture which is only being [...]