Archive for July, 2008

“Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia’s Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn’t catch on here. The solution: Ban selling dogs and cats as pets, as well as walking them in public.” (thanks […]

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“American forces now hold about 22,000 Iraqi detainees at Camp Cropper in Baghdad and Camp Bucca, near the Kuwait-Iraq border. While the vast majority will never be charged under Iraqi law because there is not enough evidence to bring them to trial, the American military says that about a third remain security risks.”

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“The emerging agreement, officials said, gives Iraqis [read puppets of the American occupation] much of what they want — most notably the guarantee that there would no longer be foreign troops visible on their land — and leaves room for them to discreetly ask for an extended American presence should security deteriorate.”

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

Wake up. They came to “liberate” the hell out of you. (NYT)

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

On the anniversary of the Lebanese Army, its acting commander issued a statement in which he expressed “hope” that Lebanon would liberate its lands that are occupied by Israel. I kid you not.

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

This is Zionism: “Israeli troops wounded three Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday in a clash with protesters at the funeral of a 10-year-old boy killed a day earlier, Palestinian medics said.”

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“RIYADH: The Indonesian Embassy reported yesterday that it logged 102 reported sexual assaults of Indonesian maids in the first half of 2008. “This is in addition to 156 cases of physical torture reported to the embassy from January to June this year,” said Sukamto Javaladi, labor attaché at the Indonesian Embassy. “The Indonesian Embassy is […]

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“Most of over 2 lakh Bangladeshi workers in Kuwait get monthly salary as low as Kuwaiti dinar (KD) 20-25 (equivalent to Tk 5,000-6,500) and cannot recover the amount they invest for the overseas job even in three to four years.” (thanks Tanweer)

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

This is an actual headline: “Fort Lewis soldiers learn Arabic to better prepare for war.” (thanks Seham)

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

Some on the list are from Lebanon. There are ministers and members of parliament with fake degrees. (thanks Sellam)

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“The director of a Saudi-funded Islamic school in northern Virginia accused of promoting religious intolerance has been convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse.” (thanks W.)

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“But the independent filmmaker may have confused the madrassa with one with a similar name tied to Islamic extremists.” (thanks Ahmed)

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“According to the data of the Prime Minister’s Office, 87 percent of the poorest elderly living in Israel are Holocaust survivors.” (thanks Emily)

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

Please don’t try that at home although it is legal in Saudi Arabia. (thanks mh)

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“In April Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Israel had removed 61 of the more than 500 roadblocks and checkpoints in the West Bank “to make life easier for the Palestinians.” This followed promises made by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the Annapolis, Maryland, peace talks towards […]

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

French journalist Thierry Meyssan has no credibility whatsoever. His conspiracy theories, like the one in which he claimed that no plane hit the Pentagon on Sep. 11, are outright kooky.

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“A member of the Saudi religious police has been accused of having six wives at the same time – two more than allowed under religious laws, reports say.” (thanks Olivia)

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

I was thinking yesterday. Can you think of one smart Arab supporter of peace with Israel? No, really. I mean, the best they have is Egyptian playwright `Ali Salem. This says something, no?

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

Saudi media, especially Al-Arabiya TV, are reporting the impending resignation of Olmert like one reports a death in the family. But then I again I realized why: he was prime minister when the Saudi-Israeli alliance was solidified and perfected.

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad

“Police have arrested 55 people at a party allegedly held by homosexuals at a farm near Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia. David Dicang, the Philippine Embassy’s labor attaché in charge of the Eastern Province, said, “I know that some Filipinos have been arrested in that area and we are trying to help them.”” Saudi Arabic […]

Posted on July 31, 2008 by As'ad