Archive for December, 2010

Saudi Wahhabi architecture: destruction

“It is an architectural absurdity. Just south of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Muslim world’s holiest site, a kitsch rendition of London’s Big Ben is nearing completion. Called the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, it will be one of the tallest buildings i…

Posted on December 31, 2010 by As'ad

Israeli machismo

“Fewer than 20 percent of the women who contact Israel’s rape crisis centers file complaints, and of those cases that are filed, 64 percent end without an indictment, Ms. Schler said.   â€œThere is a culture of machismo here where men of pr…

Posted on December 31, 2010 by As'ad

Isabel Kershner comes to the rescue: how the conviction of an Israel president of rape is a good thing

The vulgarity of Zionist propaganda in the New York Times knows no bound: “in that it upheld the value of equality before the law.”  The conviction of one person is an indication of equality before the law?  What kind of logic is that?  …

Posted on December 31, 2010 by As'ad

Al-Akhbar in the news again: or how to argue with ignorance (B.S. Cohen)

So this Ben S (or B.S.) Cohen has a piece on Al-Akhbar.  The dude, it seems, did not like the article by Worth on Al-Akhbar: perhaps because Zionist hoodlums don’t like anti-Zionist success stories.   But before I respond to this guy, I have …

Posted on December 31, 2010 by As'ad

Abraham Foxman: the clown of the 20th century

Notice how Foxman so casually equates hostility to Israel with hostility to Jews.  He does not even notice when he feigns sneakiness in pushing his political propaganda which now has no connection whatever with combating anti-Semitism–which he ha…

Posted on December 30, 2010 by As'ad

Best news for 2010: Thomas Friedman on leave

“As I’m about to start a four-month book leave.”  Four month only?  No way. Please make it four years? Or Four decades, better yet.  Make it indefinite, while you are at it.  We are expecting a great book from you: another bo…

Posted on December 30, 2010 by As'ad

Israeli racism disease

“A letter urging Jewish women not to date non-Jewish men has been published by a group of rabbis’ wives. The letter comes on the heels of a rabbis’ letter published earlier this month urging Jews not to sell or rent properties to non-Jews.” (thanks …

Posted on December 30, 2010 by As'ad

The racism of the Israeli Left

“But imagine Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman saying, “Gaza is an abscess, a troublesome pus. Until they understand what has to be done over there, nothing will move over here.” Facebook would erupt, the comments would look akin to Der Sturmer, an…

Posted on December 30, 2010 by As'ad

The wedding of the century

This was quite the event: the wedding of Prince `Azzuz (King Fahd’s favorite spoiled brat who spent millions on wooing Yasmeen Bleeth).  Samir `Atallah (a typical Lebanese journalist in the service of House of Saud) talks about being there. &…

Posted on December 30, 2010 by As'ad

Al-Akhbar in the New York Times

I wrote yesterday about Al-Akhbar’s story in the New York Times.  This sentence in the article got my attention; it said that Ibrahim Al-Amin wants to:  ”remove Israel from the map and send the Jews back to Europe.”  I asked Ibrahim and …

Posted on December 30, 2010 by As'ad

Ranking of countries

US media are now as obsessed with silly rankings as Lebanese culture.  But it is good that Lebanon does not appear (otherwise the Lebanonese would have gone mad–literally), but it is bad that there is always room for terrorist entity of Israel in…

Posted on December 30, 2010 by As'ad

The Israeli president: the rapist

This would have been a front page stories in all US newspapers had he been Arab.  (Not that Arab rulers–like Saddam and King Fahd and King Khusayn among others–have not committed rapes).PS Mark my words. He won’t serve more than days in jail–if…

Posted on December 30, 2010 by As'ad

Israeli youth at Yad Vashem

“This week, a group of elderly Palestinian women were escorted to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance musuem to learn about the Jewish genocide in Europe. At the entrance of the museum, they were surrounded by a group of Je…

Posted on December 30, 2010 by As'ad

Iranian ice cream in Iraq: the outrage continues

“Regarding the Dec. 20 front-page article “In Green Zone, an icy challenge to U.S. power”: Persian ice cream in Baghdad? What will those fiendish Iranians do next? Hot dogs? Hamburgers? Oh, no, not tacos! To arms, Americans! Draft Ben and Jerry! Depl…

Posted on December 29, 2010 by As'ad

US, Israel and Gulf dictatorships declare this the biggest security threat in the Middle East: Iranian ice-cream in Iraq

“In the heart of Baghdad’s Green Zone, just yards from the mighty fortress of the biggest U.S. embassy in the world, a small but symbolic challenge to America’s rapidly waning influence in Iraq is taking shape in the form of an Iranian ice cream par…

Posted on December 29, 2010 by As'ad

Arresting children in their land of Palestine

“Palestinian Ahmad Daana, 12, looks out from a police vehicle, as his mother and brothers (reflected in the window) watch, after Israeli police detained him on suspicion of throwing stones during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan,…

Posted on December 29, 2010 by As'ad

When they write about Arab culture in the Western press

I mean, you really have to know no Arabic, and you really have not know nothing about Arab culture in translation, and you really have to have not read anything by Adonis in prose or poetry to write this ignorant sentence:  ”Adonis’s indifferenc…

Posted on December 29, 2010 by As'ad

The Gaza prison

“After four pages filled with detailed charts of the number of grams and calories of every type of food to be permitted for consumption by Gaza residents (broken down by gender and age), comes this recommendation: “It is necessary to deal with the…

Posted on December 29, 2010 by As'ad

Tunisian police state: object of admiration by Western governments

“Sadly, the suicide rate among young people has increased as well. Some youths have even set themselves on fire in public to draw officials’ attention to their depressed state. As the latest incident demonstrates, these acts are neither isolated nor…

Posted on December 29, 2010 by As'ad

Israeli injustice system

“A classified report by the Israel Bar Association obtained by Haaretz provides a glimpse into the harrowing conditions prisoners separated from the main jail population must endure.  According to the document, which is the first external revi…

Posted on December 29, 2010 by As'ad