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.
“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.”
“Palestinians who approach Gaza fence will be shot, says IDF”
“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)
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.
“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 [...]
Another armed robbery of a Syrian in Lebanon.
“Will you be boycotting Zimbabwean goods?” No, but I am considering a boycott of British goods.
“Iraqi government officials on Sunday criticized the American military for two recent attacks in which soldiers killed people who the government said were civilians.”
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.
“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 contractsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ announcement, is the first [...]
“The last few years, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 [...]
“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)
2 million Egyptians live in cemeteries. (thanks Hicham)
Syrians, riding a bus with a Syrian license plate, were robbed at gun point in Lebanon.
When Zionism runs out of immigrants. (thanks Electronic Ali)
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.
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.
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 [...]
“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).