Archive for April 17, 2006
You read this, and then you never read the results, or you read that US troops were–surprise, surprise–justified in shooting: “Seven Afghan civilians were killed and three wounded when U.S.-led coalition forces using aircraft and artillery clashed with a small band of militants holed up in a house and a cave complex in eastern Afghanistan, [...]
Ayatollahs for Bush.
I hate that in popular cultures worldwide they confuse the word chaos with anarchy. Anarchy is not chaos, ok?
Let me issue my first and last fatwa: End all fatwas NOW.
“In fact, white Republicans nationally are 25 percentage points more likely on average to vote for the Democratic senatorial candidate when the GOP hopeful is black”. (thanks Amina)
The Egyptian government blamed all the sectarian clashes on one lone crazy person. AlJazeera reported that some 150 mentally ill Egyptians from around the country were arrested by the government. They will be accused of instigating all the sources of ills in Egypt: support for democracy; oppostion to Mubarak; opposition to Israel; support for Palestinians; [...]
It is so infuriating to read Arab columnists: I rarely read them. Take this one, for example. Politics aside: but look at all the racist and “Arab Mind”ist generalizations and stereotypes about “the Arab Mind.” That is the trend in the neo-conservative Saudi press these days. And was this writer not a Saddamite for a [...]
If I hear one more American liberal praising Haaretz to me…
Palestinians have their civilians too. Western media don’t mourn those deaths: “An IDF artillery shell killed 16-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud Ovayed and wounded two others in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya on Monday, Palestinian medics said. The youths were standing in an open field in the northern part of Beit Lahiya when they [...]
“An arson attack over the Easter weekend on a Muslim sanctuary in the Spanish city of Ceuta marked another step in what some experts fear is a growing incidence of Islamophobia in the country.”
Hummus Hit the Fan, Again, in Lebanon: In the village Mishti Hammud in `Akkar in Lebanon, the families of Dandashi and Al-Ibrahim clashed using automatic weapons. Seven people were injured. Maybe Bush is right: maybe the Bush Doctrine has arrived to Lebanon, after all.
I found a quarter today. Two more miracles like that, and I can be officially canonized by the Vatican. Wish me luck.
Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfayr putting Hummus in Emile Lahhud’s mouth.
I read that the Syrian regime is collecting donations from the Syrian people to help alleviate the financial crisis in occupied Palestine. But tell me: is there a fund where I can donate money to alleviate the financial crisis of the Syrian people?
“They say that since the US-led invasion, gays are being killed because of their sexual orientation. They blame the increase in violence on the growing influence of religious figures and militia groups in Iraq since Saddam Hussein was ousted.” (Of course, with those stories you raise many questions. One: who is NOT being killed in [...]
When I see the world (and Arab media) reactions to the attack in Israel today, it becomes very clear to me. That not all civilians are equal, around the world. That Israeli civilians are more precious and more expensive than Palestinians civilians who have been killed–in silence–for the last two weeks, months, years, decades. As [...]
When I feel that things around the world are bad, I think of the plight of Al-Hurra TV, and then I smile, widely. But then I realize that I am–as a taxpayer–funding the damn station, and then I squirm.
Grand (not really) Ayatullah Sistani on Homosexuality. My very dear (2nd) ex-wife, Maria, asked me this:“I’ve heard from a few people that Al-Sistani said that gay people should be killed in the worst possible ways. This doesn’t sound like the Al-Sistani that I’ve heard you describe, so I thought you’d know whether or not it [...]
One out of Four Palestinians over the age of 10 have been in Israeli jails since the occupation of 1967 (not to be confused with the occupation of 1948).
Payback: Walid Jumblat gave an interview to two Saudi daily during his prostration pilgrimage to Saudi kingdom. In the interview with Al-Watan, he said that the Saudi kingdom has always been “goodness for Lebanon.”