Archive for May, 2008
Oratorical skills of Abu Mazen.
“Local rights groups organized a campaign to show solidarity with 18 Yemeni citizens who were allegedly burnt by Saudi authorities while they were trying to hide themselves from security authorities in Khamis Bani Mushait, a town on the Saudi side of the Yemen- Saudi border.” (thanks John)
This just occurred to me: there are anti-Zionists who speak out against anti-Semitism. But I know of no Zionists who speak out against anti-Arabness or anti-Islam.
Decoding New York Times’ headlines. You know that one could do a daily service of decoding the headlines of the New York Times. For example, take this one: “Growing Opposition to Iraq Security Pact.” This one means “growing opposition to Iraq occupation pact but occupation is good for Iraqis.” Or take this one: “Musharraf Denies [...]
It was ironic for Walid Jumblat, of all people, to attack Muhammad Hasanayn Haykal for owning a farm and for staying in the Dorchester in London. Now it is true that Muhammad Hasanyn Haykal has a difficulty in mention UK or London without mentioning that he stays in the Dorchester (as in: “And then Lord [...]
Disagreement in Saudi media? Al-Hayat has a headline that there is “a Sunni-Shi`ite consensus” in rejecting the Iraqi-American security agreement, while Hariri rag headlines: “Iran incites Iraqis against the agreement.”
Al-Quds Al-`Arabi is reporting that Hamas will accept all Saudi conditions for the reconciliation with Fath–basically. Hamas will devote its organization to its top priority: to ban pornographic sites in Gaza.
I am sick and tired of Hamas leaders saying that they have ways to break the siege of Gaza. If you do, break it. But I believe that Hamas leaders are more preoccupied with their top priorities: like banning internet porn in Gaza.
Walid Jumblat clearly wrote this press release that was issued by his “socialist” and “progressive” party in response to Muhammad Hasanyn Haykal’s recent criticisms of Jumblat. But Haykal deserved the criticisms: he never has the courage to go all the way in any criticism of anybody. He criticized Jumblat, and then calls him “my friend.” [...]
Make no mistake about it. Egyptian border police is a mere arm of the Israeli army of occupation.
“Bahrain will execute a Bangladeshi in firing squad for killing a fashion designer of that country, reported All Headline News, a US-based news website on Thursday. The date for execution of Mizan Noor Al Rahman Ayoub Miyah is yet to be fixed. Mizan, a cook, was convicted of murdering Sana Al Jalahama in 2006 but [...]
“”Mailer feuded with me. I knew Norman’s syndrome. If I was on the cover of Time and he wasn’t, my God he would be insulting me in the press. He couldn’t stop. He lived for his little swig of PR.” “Truman Capote?” “Capote I truly loathed. The way you might loathe an animal. A filthy [...]
Look at this: Sa`d Hariri praying in a mosque in Tariq Al-Jadidah. It is true: sectarianism and piety are the last refuge of Lebanese scoundrels. (Al-Mustaqbal)
Sulayman’s new man. Faris Sufiya (or Soufia) was Sulayman’s military attache in the Lebanese Embassy in Washington, DC. He was close to the US administration and to Elias Al-Murr. He was recently summoned by Sulayman to serve as one of his closest advisers in the presidential palace. Sulyman is under the false impression that Al-Murr [...]
My article in Al-Akhbar: “To a president…[who was] appointed.”
Saudi minister of Interior and Torture and Beheading, Nayif bin `Abdul-`Aziz, said that Saudi Arabia does not want to increase the number of prisoners in the kingdom. So all convicts will simply be beheaded now.
Guess who acquired the tasteless Dunkin’ Donuts? (thanks Nadim)
Boycott Israeli…potatoes. (Well, they are not Israeli potatoes. We should refer to them as Israeli-occupied potatoes). (thanks Hicham)
“Iraqi President Jalal Talabani called on Hizbullah’s secretary general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday not to interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs. “Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah does not have the right to interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs, as we have not interfered in Lebanon’s affairs,” Talabani said after a large-scale meeting with heads of Iraqi dailies and [...]
Lebanese Army racism in Nahr Al-Barid (thanks Rami)