Archive for October 10, 2006
Jack Straw and Salman Rushdie have decided to tell Muslim women how to dress. OK. I will tell Straw and Rushdie what to wear too. I want both of them to now appear in moo moo dresses.
Hizbullah has not had a chance to issue a statement against the machinations and conspiracies of Hariri Inc, but it took time from its busy schedule to issue a strong statement against…Danish video.
Washington Post is furious: “Five years after Arab terrorists attacked the United States, only 33 FBI agents have even a limited proficiency in Arabic, and none of them work in the sections of the bureau that coordinate investigations of international terrorism, according to new FBI statistics.”
“An investigative report to be aired on Italian television Wednesday raises the possibility that Israel has used an experimental weapon in the Gaza Strip in recent months, causing especially serious physical injuries, such as amputated limbs and severe burns. The weapon is similar to one developed by the U.S. military, known as DIME, which causes [...]
“The row over Callil’s book is the latest element in a dispute about restrictions on freedom of speech in the US in relation to comments on Israel.”
“”By seeking to recycle a kaffeeklatsch version of English literature as the ideological foregrounding of American empire,” wrote Mr. Dabashi, “Reading Lolita in Tehran is reminiscent of the most pestiferous colonial projects of the British in India, when, for example, in 1835 a colonial officer like Thomas Macaulay decreed: ‘We must do our best to [...]