Archive for November 10, 2012

when will the poor inherit the earth, when??

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

A Guardian Journalist

Shermine sent me this:  “beyond the general offensiveness of a male journalist taking a photo of a group of female college students for the sole purpose of calling them sluts, how interesting is mr. sheffer’s assertion that he is a “huge feminis…

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Israeli terrorism continues unabated

 ”The mother of Ahmed Abu Dagah, who was killed by gunfire from Israeli forces, mourns during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip”.

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Mo’ Money

“”The leader of the Free Syrian Army has called on the outside world to back the rebels before they all “turn into terrorists”.”"

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Burma on the eve of Obama’s visit

“”The result has been the creation of an apartheid-like state, where more than 100,000 Muslims have been driven into camps. They add to the nearly 300,000 Rohingya living stateless in Bangladesh, and countless thousands more in countries such as Mal…

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

military training camp

“Instead they wore civilian clothes and drove private cars when they fired 152 bullets at the U.S. Embassy vehicle that was heading to a military training camp.”Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/09/4973803/mexico-charges-agents-for-trying…

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Another Nobel Laureates pontificates

Amir sent me this:  “”Rights groups have said the military committed human rights violations during their campaign against Boko Haram, including executing unarmed people on the street and torturing suspects. “The military has never had to cope …

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Israeli racism

Basim sent me this:  ”E:60 explores an Israeli Premier League soccer team with fans who express a passionate hatred of Arabs during matches. PS An American friend generally unfamiliar with the Middle East brought this to my attention, utterl…

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Saudi Fatwawawas

Saudi Muftitititi issued a new Fatwawa: he banned Saudis from contacting any foreign satellite stations and from “revealing” any secrets or discussing matters of the country. (thanks Sultan)

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Damascus Battle II

From Akram: ”After the sectarian attacks that, in the past few days, hit two “Alawite” neighborhoods in Damascus taking the lives of tens, it’s now the turn of the Christians. From Dweila’a to Kassa’a passing through Bab Touma, horror…

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Dialogue with Syrian opposition youth

A group of Syrian opposition youth in Syria have invited me to engage with them in a dialogue on Facebook.  You may follow on their website.

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Islamist kooks

I am starting to celebrate the victory of Islamists in elections in Tunisia and Egypt.  I have not seen a faster decline in the fortunes and political appeal of political parties like this one.  They have discredited themselves and exposed th…

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Harvard Arab Weekend

Ray sent me this comment about the pathetic Harvard Arab Weekend:”I live in Boston and have been hearing a lot about the ongoing “Harvard Arab Weekend.” I found it absurd to see that the keynote speaker kicking off the events of Harvard Arab Weekend …

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Hizbullah’s corruption

It is no secret now that corruption has reached the ranks of Hizbullah.  Here is my reading: Hasan Nasrallah managed the day-to-day affairs of the party until 2006.  He was firm in dealing with manifestation of corruption.  After 2006, h…

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Syrian Muslim Brotherhood

Congratulations to those of you supporters of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood: the Brotherhood secured 23 seats out of 41 seats for the general secretariat of the Syrian National Council.  When the council was founded months ago, I wrote that it was…

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad

Arab Americans in the election season

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar:  “Arab Americans in the Election Season”.

Posted on November 10, 2012 by As'ad