Archive for January 14, 2008
He is awarding him the highest Saudi order: `Abdul-Aziz Polygamy and misogyny medal.
An important analysis of the bread crisis in Lebanon. You rarely see such sharp class analysis in the Arab press. Wait: you rarely if ever see class analysis in ANY press.
Michel Mu`awwad for president of Lebanonesia
Iskandar Mansur on Hazim Saghiyyah (get a beverage for this one)
“Martin Stott, 53, a member of the Oxford Oratory, said: “This is not an anti-Muslim thing, it is more about community cohesion.””
“”The arms sale, which a senior White House official called a “big package,” includes precision-guided weapons that the administration proposed to sell to Saudi Arabia last year, only to withdraw the proposal after protests from Israel and the U.S. Congress. Israel has since received a $30 billion, 10-year military package, which an Israeli defense source [...]
Mrs. Walid Jumblat (Noura Jumblat) travels to Antarctica and writes about it. She found evidence of Syrian troops in Antarctica. (thanks Abu Kamil)
“Now, before I sweepingly dismiss your daughter’s dabblings in Yasser chic, there is a chance that she is merely showing her unflagging support for Palestinian nationalism…” (thanks Rania)
Hungry protesters in “liberated” Afghanistan (the banner reads: “”The people are hungry, the people want bread””) (thanks Niki)
A reader (Yago) sent me this: “I just wanted to write regarding the Saudi Blogger and Arab Media Coverage. To be fair to Al Jazeera they did cover the Saudi Blogger shortly after the New York Times wrote about its changing coverage of Saudi Arabia.http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XC8IkgvxgjEandhttp://www.aljazeera.net/NR/EXERES/93C02BD3-0880-42F7-AD2A-71A8566030BD.htmHowever the article was taken off the main Arab News page [...]
“The human rights organizations in Israel and the Gaza Strip were angered by data presented Sunday by Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin during Sunday’s cabinet meeting, according to which Israel had killed 1,000 terrorists in the past two years. The B’Tselem organization expressed its surprise over Diskin’s remarks, saying that according to its figures, 816 [...]
Saudi (royal family) media found a new cause: the case of this Saudi student (“Al-Turki was convicted this summer of 12 felony counts of unlawful sexual contact with use of force, one felony count of criminal extortion and one felony count of theft. He also was found guilty of two misdemeanors: false imprisonment and conspiracy [...]
“That, however, is exactly what appears to have happened to Mr Farhan, one of the first people in Saudi Arabia to blog without using a pseudonym, who has been in jail for 35 days.” (thanks Aida)
Bush in Arabia. Did you see the footage of Bush’s arrival in Saudi Arabia on Al-Arabiya TV? It was quite a show. Najwa Qasim (formerly of Hariri TV) could not contain herself. She kept saying that it was Air Force One: she asked the audience to hold their breath until the plane engine stops. It [...]