Archive for November, 2009

My talk on Youtube

Niz uploaded my talk at Harvard Law School on Youtube:Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart VQ & APart IPart IIPart IIIPart IV

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Sheikh Mo on the Slopes

Sheikh Mo is under a lot of stress these days. Why does not he take a break: he can go and rest on the multi-billion dollar artificial ski slopes that he brought to Dubai. Oh, yeah.

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

sectarianism versus sectarianism

Comrade Khalid explains sectarianism in Lebanon.

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Minarets or missiles?

Rudolph makes a good point to me. He points out that the minarets on the Swiss political posters were made to look like missiles, just for extra effect.

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

The Southern Movement in Yemen

“I have information that the Yemeni team which is leading the war effort had planned to drag the Saudis into the war. This plan started when the regime realised it cannot crush Al Houthi group militarily. Informed sources in Sana’a tell me the gover…

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

My talk at Harvard Law School

Ammar put my talk at Harvard Law School here. We need somebody to upload it on Youtube to make it easier to link to. (thanks Ammar)PS And if you manage to upload it on Youtube, send me the link NOW.

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Thomas Friedman: the global thinker (is Bozo, the Clown a global thinker too?)

“Tom Friedman can declare with a straight face that “anyone who shoots up innocent people is … mentally imbalanced” without seeing how clearly that applies to himself and those who think like he does. It’s that self-absorbed disconnect — seeing …

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Saddam TV

Saddam TV hits Iraqis. But I think that Saddam TV could be useful. I mean, if it airs Saddam’s speeches it could guarantee that insomnia is cured forever all over the Arab world. (thanks “l”)

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

For you, Jamal Mubarak

“Masrawy website launched a campaign to keep the Egyptian flags waiving throughout the country. This campaign comes as a continuation to the initiative for raising the Egyptian flags in the Egyptian cities and villages, which was witnessed prior to …

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Disgrace unto the nations

“The Supreme Court is currently discussing a case that concerns Israel’s practice of immediately returning asylum seekers who cross from Egypt into Israel back across the border. It appears that in so doing, Israel may be violating international l…

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Laila reviews Caldwell

“Caldwell repeats the thoroughly debunked canard that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were roundly celebrated in the Muslim world: “It was a day of joy in much of the Muslim world, including parts of Muslim Europe.” On the contrary, there were demonstrat…

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Two hours of high fives

“The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Monday charged two Border Police officers with grievously attacking an Arab youth passing by them near the Old City of Jerusalem.” Let me predict: they will serve no time in jail, and will receive high fives from…

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Hariri tribunal

I was asked for an udpate on the Hariri tribunal. Oh, yeah. I forgot. Here is an update: blah and zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Sheikh Mo

“”Where next for the ruling family in Dubai?” said British historian Christopher Davidson. “The massive loss of legitimacy that the ruler is now facing, the massive loss of legitimacy that his son and crown prince face after lying to the World Economic…

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Boycotting Switzerland

The ban on minarets in Switzerland is one of the most outrageous signs of blatant religious intolerance in the 21st century. And it happened by a popular vote: so it can’t be blamed on a fringe right-wing group anymore. This is a sign and it is amazi…

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Religious bigotry in the New York Times

What happened in Switzerland is quite significant. Of course, only an ignorant would associate Switzerland with equality and tolerance: just remember–as I always remind my students–that women were only granted the right to vote in 1971. Enough said…

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Global Thinkers…my potato

Amer sent me this list from FP for amusement. He asked me try to read it without laughing. It is not possible. You may try that yourselves. I mean, you will read the list of names and laugh, one by one. When you read that Hirsi Ali, for example, i…

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

Flash: On Prince Sultan

Prince Khalid Bin Sultan just announced that his father, Prince Sultan will return to Saudi Arabia in a few weeks. He has been away for months: first in New York City and then in Morocco. You know what this announcement mean, don’t you? It means tha…

Posted on November 30, 2009 by As'ad

“Their” book about “our” history or Who corrects exams at the IC? As’ad AbuKhalil1 or Avigdor Lieberman2?

““Their” book about “our” history or Who corrects exams at the IC? As’ad AbuKhalil1 or Avigdor Lieberman2″

Posted on November 29, 2009 by As'ad

Locations of Heroism

Yesterday, the deputy Saudi Minister of Defense, Khalid Bin Sultan–Sultan is very dead as you know–toured the border area with Yemen. He commended the troops and said: “that is how men should be.” He talked about “locations of heroism.” He praised…

Posted on November 29, 2009 by As'ad