Archive for November 12, 2007
“Bat Ye’or, author of the little-read but influential book Eurabia, repeatedly mentions the Protocols. Well she might, because Eurabia has been described as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in reverse…In Eurabia, she purports to reveal an Arab-European conspiracy to rule the world. Though ludicrous, Eurabia became the spiritual mother of a genre.” (thanks [...]
“U.S.-led coalition troops battling suspected militants in southern Afghanistan lobbed a grenade that destroyed a house and killed 15 militants as well as a woman and two children, the coalition said Monday.”
“If anything, I emerged from this affair with a higher opinion of the great masse of Palestinian people.” (By the way, now we all know that the gang that kidnapped him has been loyal for years to the Dahlan gangs of Fath). (thanks Asa)
Do you notice that US officials don’t even talk to Al-Hurra TV anymore? It is clear that the US government has given up on it and yet we taxpayers are still funding it. US officials found a free outlet in Al-Arabiya TV (owned by the brother-in-law of King Fahd (or one of the brothers-in-law). Do [...]
The Washington Post describes Pakistani students as “Long-Depoliticized.” In my trip to Islamabad last July, I found Pakistani college students much more politicized than American students.
This is a tent of a candidate for the Jordanian “parliament”. (NYT)
Gangs versus gangs. Neither Fath, nor Hamas. Of that, I am certain.
You read this passage in NYT and not know who is preventing them from leaving. “Miriam Ashour will turn 18 in November and speaks English with only the slightest of accents. She has a scholarship to study for a college degree in business administration at Columbia College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, in Columbia, [...]
“An Iraqi taxi driver was shot and killed on Saturday by a guard with DynCorp International, a private security company hired to protect American diplomats here, when a DynCorp convoy rolled past a knot of traffic on an exit ramp in Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Sunday. Three witnesses said the taxi had posed [...]