Archive for June, 2008

Another verdict by a literary critic in the newspaper of Prince Khalid Bin Sultan: Saudi ambassador in Lebanon is the best poet since Shakespeare and Mutanabbi.

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“In fact, the status of religious freedom in Iraq is in some ways worse today than it was under Saddam Hussein, according to independent analyses of the State Department’s religious freedom reports.”

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“Palestinians who approach Gaza fence will be shot, says IDF”

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“Barack Obama is a “100 percent supporter of Israel,” and if elected, he will bring new spirit to peacemaking efforts, US Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts said Monday.” (thanks Electronic Ali)

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

This is hilarious. The director of Al-Arabiya TV (owned by King Fahd’s son-in-law), writing in Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat (owned by King Fahd’s brother) calls Mugabe “a dictator.” Certainly, there is more religious and political oppression in Saudi Arabia than in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe there are irregularities in elections; in Saudi Arabia THERE ARE NO ELECTIONS.

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“Behind the glittering exterior of high-rise buildings, flashy malls, opulent hotels and real estate is the story of wage exploitation by greedy employers, indebtedness to corrupt middlemen, hazardous working conditions and inhuman living conditions termed ‘labour camps’. Although all these countries have strict labour laws, most remain un-enforced. While Bangladeshi politicians and policy makers pat […]

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

Another armed robbery of a Syrian in Lebanon.

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“Will you be boycotting Zimbabwean goods?” No, but I am considering a boycott of British goods.

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“Iraqi government officials on Sunday criticized the American military for two recent attacks in which soldiers killed people who the government said were civilians.”

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

It is funny when Saudi media think that they can just replicate the cliches of Western media. Saudi media have been complaining about the “unfair” elections in Zimbabwe. I am waiting for the oxygen masks to come down any minute now.

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“A group of American advisers led by a small State Department team played an integral part in drawing up contracts between the Iraqi government and five major Western oil companies to develop some of the largest fields in Iraq, American officials say. The disclosure, coming on the eve of the contracts’ announcement, is the first […]

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“The last few years, we’ve spent July Fourth at the house of friends who have had the assembled company read the entire declaration.” How fascinating? How interesting and entertaining? How can I get myself invited to this lovely crowd who reads aloud the American Declaration of Independence? What a party? I mean, last year I […]

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“Egyptian police shot and killed two African migrants, including a seven-year-old Sudanese girl, as they tried to cross the border into Israel on Saturday, security and hospital sources said.” (thanks Sellam)

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

2 million Egyptians live in cemeteries. (thanks Hicham)

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

Syrians, riding a bus with a Syrian license plate, were robbed at gun point in Lebanon.

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

When Zionism runs out of immigrants. (thanks Electronic Ali)

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

So I am hearing that the Syrian Ba`th party is going to unite with the Saddam Ba`th party of Iraq. Oh, yeah. This is as exciting as when the Saudi dynasty made up with the Qatari dynasty.

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

Since the inception of Zionism, there has been a very annoying trend: when Zionist media try to tell us what the Palestinians are thinking. Usually, the Palestinians are thinking the opposite of what the Zionist media attribute to them.

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

As`ad–not me–took this picture at the Gay Pride Parade in Toronto. He wrote me this: “see the photo of this Saudi dude with the poster, he was among Ryerson Students group, the poster was talking about Saudi repression of Gays, I was running around last minute with my phone to get a better picture but […]

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad

“Bernstein made an extremely odd comparison between American high school basketball players and Palestinian suicide bombers.” And then some outfit called National Arab American Journalist Association came to her rescue by saying: “ESPN and Dr. Bonnie Bernstein issued a genuine apology“ when no real apology was offered. (thanks Aliyar).

Posted on June 30, 2008 by As'ad