Archive for March 23, 2008
“Meanwhile, a U.S. helicopter fired on two checkpoints manned by U.S.-allied Sunni fighters near Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, killing six and injuring two, Iraqi police said. It was the latest in a string of controversial “friendly fire” incidents in which U.S. forces have called in strikes on their new allies. Thousands of Sunnis [...]
“Pagden adds that Гўв‚¬Е“most Muslim theologians and jurists would have to agreeГўв‚¬Вќ with bin Laden. Such passages are bound to infuriate many, including those Muslims who see themselves as reaffirming a well-rooted Islamic tradition of diversity in opinion against a rising trend of rigid fanaticism. Pagden tends to treat Islam as a monolith; at one [...]
I watched Ahmad Chalabi on Al-Arabiya TV with…Gizelle Khuri. I failed again: every time I watch her on any subject, I try to discipline myself to refrain from yelling at the TV when she speaks. She is without a doubt the most annoying person who appears on TV, as far as I am concerned, and [...]
Jalal Talbani funding the DFLP?
I don’t like flags or nationalism but…for Palestine and the Palestinians, anything and everything.
“Pope Benedict XVI rejoiced over conversions to Christianity a day after he baptized a prominent Muslim.” Prominent? This is like MEMRI: if they like an obscure Arab writer somewhere, they label him as “prominent.” Mr./Ms. Potato head becomes prominent if it expresses pro-Israeli views.
Today, Shimon Peres said that Israel does not want any Iranians on their borders [with Lebanon]. I don’t think that the people of South Lebanon disagree. But I would add that the people of South Lebanon don’t like Israelis on their border either.
“Shortly thereafter, a Croatian couple, Snejana and Zeljko Mikulic, holders of an account at Die Erste Bank in Vienna, ordered $2,649,000 in bank transfers to the account of Bassam Abu Sharif, one of Yasser Arafat’s closest advisors, at Arab Bank in Geneva.” (thanks Anonymous)
Angry Arab versus Gen. Richard Myers. Part I. Part II.
Sa’ib `Urayqat says the US is the “honest broker” according to “the vision of President Bush.” Here is the evidence: “”America’s commitment to Israel’s security is enduring and unshakable, as is our commitment to Israel’s right to defend itself — always — against terrorism, rocket attacks and other threats from forces dedicated to Israel’s destruction,” [...]