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  • Professors advise students to drop class if they question climate change

    09/01/2016 7:17:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is coming under fire after three professors warned their class that there would be no debate on human-caused climate change and that any students who disagree should drop the course. The professors, who are team-teaching the fall online course Medical Humanities in the Digital Age, issued the memo after some students expressed concerns about the first online lecture on climate change, according to the College Fix, which obtained a copy of the email. “The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change...
  • Bill Nye Tells the Kids There Are Too Many of Us

    06/29/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6/29/15 | Dave Blount
    Bill Nye, the liberal establishment’s cartoonish Pseudoscience Guy, packages progressive ideology in childish goofiness so as to render it less menacing as he preaches disproven global warming theory to kids young enough to take it at face value. Although his attempts to implant fear of “climate change” are laughable, his underlying message should make your hair stand on end: “Climate change is a real deal everybody…“Now back in 1750 there were about one-and-a-half billion people in the world. Well today there is 7.2 going on 7.3 billion people. Well that’s the problem. There’s billions of people breathing and burning the...
  • UN climate talks stall despite G7 push on carbon

    06/08/2015 4:30:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/8/15 | Mariette Le Roux - AFP
    Bonn (AFP) - Calls by the Group of Seven (G7) Monday to slash world carbon emissions did little to boost UN climate talks in Bonn, where frustration mounted over the snail-like progress. Groups of countries pleaded for greater efforts to streamline a draft text for a climate pact due to be adopted at a conference in Paris in just over six months. "We are very concerned about the pace of negotiations," said Amjad Abdulla of the Maldives, speaking for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) which are deeply exposed to climate change. "We have not made the big jump...
  • G7 leaders agree to phase out fossil fuels by 2100, Merkel says

    06/08/2015 6:34:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 104 replies
    Global News ^ | Jun 8, 15 | AP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed that the world should phase out the use of fossil fuels by the end of this century. Merkel said Monday that the G-7 leaders committed themselves to the need to “decarbonize the global economy in the course of this century.” That is a technical term for ending the use of oil, gas and coal – but not nuclear power – and replacing them with alternative sources of energy such as wind and solar power.
  • Single White Female Meets Polygamous West African Shaman

    05/25/2015 8:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Arts & Culture ^ | May 21, 2015 | Tim Ward, Author, publisher, teacher, and traveler
    In her sexy, stormy, spiritual memoir, Honey in the River, Marsha Scarbrough explores the contemporary relevance of ancient African wisdom teachings, wrapped around a love affair with a married African shaman. The mythology and metaphysics of Ifa, the indigenous religion of the Yoruba people of West Africa, is woven throughout her fast-paced tale that combines spiritual text with descriptions of her experiences in rhythm, dance and deep trance. As she blends archetypal drama and epic soap opera, Marsha reveals and befriends her personal shadow. I interviewed Marsha about her book and what it was like become so deeply involved with...
  • The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place (Triple Bagger)

    10/16/2014 7:46:06 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 107 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 25 Aug 14 | By Laura Seay and Kim Yi Dionne
    <p>Vivian Koshefobamu, a 45-year-old vendor, speaks in front of dried meat, at the Ajegunle-Ikorodu market in Lagos on August 13, 2014.</p>
  • The Moral Case for the British Empire

    08/20/2012 9:53:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Prager University ^ | Aug 19, 2012 | HW Crocker III
    Is there a moral case to be made for the British Empire? To even ask the question at your typical university would be to invite derision. That's a shame because the British Empire's legacy is one Western Civilization should be proud of. We'd be living in a much less free and prosperous world without it. Historian HW Crocker III explains why in this eye-opening Prager University course.
  • White House Busted!!

    07/28/2012 1:51:01 PM PDT · by yoe · 46 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 28, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    The White House incorrectly claimed that a bust of Winston Churchill was not removed from the White House when President Obama moved in, insisting with emphatic certainty that it had simply been moved to the residence but then retracting the assertion. In a “Fact Check” post added to the White House website Friday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer scornfully dismissed as “100% false” the “rumor” that Obama had removed the Churchill bust that had presided over the George W. Bush Oval Office and shipped it back to the British. Turns out Pfeiffer’s was the false statement. Picture [snip] Pfeiffer...
  • UK: Labour accused of secret plot on immigration

    02/09/2010 2:27:44 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 324+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/9/2010 | Tom Whitehead
    The damaging document suggests the immigration policy of the last decade was aimed at meeting the Government's "social objectives" as much as economic need. It even signals that immigration controls are contrary to Government policy aims and would lead to social exclusion, reinforcing claims that Labour oversaw a deliberate open door programme to boost multiculturalism. They Conservatives last night demanded an independent inquiry in to the origins of such a policy. Written in 2000, it suggests wanting to "maximise the contribution of migration to the Government's economic and social objectives". Ministers have always denied such claims but the extracts, obtained...
  • Where Thought Flowered (The West Owes a Great Debt to the Intellectual Scholarship of Arabs)

    04/13/2009 8:59:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies · 1,159+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 5, 2009 | Stephen O'Shea
    The House of Wisdom By Jonathan Lyons Bloomsbury / 272 pages / $26 Dust will never gather on Jonathan Lyons' lively new book of medieval history - the opening page of his The House of Wisdom cites a cleric scandalized by the Crusader ladies of Antioch and their penchant for the plunging neckline and the bejeweled merkin. If this is the Middle Ages, thinks the reader, bring it on! But this pleasure gradually gives way to another beguilement, to be found in Lyons' subtitle: "How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization." That phrase suggests a brave viewpoint for a historian nowadays,...
  • Damon slams Bond and isn’t that keen on Bourne either!

    01/27/2009 12:12:05 PM PST · by Perdogg · 49 replies · 1,634+ views ^ | 01.27.09
    Matt Damon always comes across as such a mild mannered chap and I’m quite surprised to read he’s taken time out to slam the Bond franchise. Speaking with the Miami Herald, he trampled the world of Bond and indicated his all round displeasure for the world in which our top agent has his roots firmly based. "They could never make a James Bond movie like any of the Bourne films. Because Bond is an imperialist, misogynist sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. He's repulsive." Fair enough Matt, I actually don’t mind any of those...
  • Who Stole Our Culture?

    07/11/2008 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 60 replies · 434+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | May 24, 2007 | William S. Lind
    To understand anything, we have to know its history. To understand who stole our culture, we need to take a look at the history of "political correctness." Early Marxist theory Before World War I, Marxist theory said that if Europe ever erupted in war, the working classes in every European country would rise in revolt, overthrow their governments and create a new Communist Europe. But when war broke out in the summer of 1914, that didn't happen. Instead, the workers in every European country lined up by the millions to fight their country's enemies. Finally, in 1917, a Communist revolution...
  • Paradise Lost; Why the Left Loves Muhammad

    01/29/2007 7:24:32 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies · 344+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2007 | Timothy Birdnow
    "For who can yet believe, though after loss, that all these puissant legions, whose exile hath emptied Heaven, shall fail to reascend Self-raised, and repossess their native seat?" John MiltonParadise LostBook one, verses 631-634 Conservatives seem baffled by the animosity held by liberals towards Christians and Jews.  Christianity requires the believer submit to authority, accept the rule of government, be charitable to his fellow; in short, be a model citizen.  Ditto the Jews, who held these requirements even longer than the Christians.  Why are liberals so hostile to both? For that matter, why do liberals seem so smitten with that...
  • Caption the protest against America march in London (Londonistan Islamofacist alert)

    08/21/2006 8:50:05 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 40 replies · 1,384+ views ^ | August, 2006 |
    An extract of Asim Qureshi's speech: " ... when we see the examples of our brothers and sisters, fighting in Chechnya, Iraq, Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, then we know where the example lies ... we see Hezbollah defeating the armies of Israel, we know what the solution is, and where the victory lies ... we know that it is incumbent upon all of us to support the jihad of our brothers and sisters in these countries when they are facing the oppression of the West. Allahu Akhbar!" "Poster reads: "Send Muslim armies to defend the innocent". Speakers Taji Mustafa and...
  • Full text: Muslim groups' letter [The (in)famous "or else" letter to Brits]

    08/13/2006 8:21:19 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 7 replies · 646+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | Saturday, 12 August 2006,
    Full text: Muslim groups' letter Lives are being put at risk by UK policies, the letter says British Muslim groups have written to the prime minister calling for "urgent" changes to UK foreign policy. In an open letter they say British policy is putting civilians at increased risk in the UK and abroad. This is the text: "Prime Minister, As British Muslims we urge you to do more to fight against all those who target civilians with violence, whenever and wherever that happens. It is our view that current British government policy risks putting civilians at increased risk both in...
  • Wachowskis aim to provoke with "Vendetta" film

    02/13/2006 7:39:30 AM PST · by bush2006cheney · 38 replies · 1,357+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:21 AM ET | Mike Collett-White
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The good guy in the Wachowski brothers' latest cinematic adventure is a "terrorist" at war with the British government. The masked crusader makes homemade bombs, which he plants on London's subway system, and condones violence in pursuit of justice. The Orwellian authorities rule chiefly by fear. With "V for Vendetta", the scriptwriters who brought us "The Matrix" may be asking for trouble. Starring a shaven-headed Natalie Portman as the foil to the mystery man known only as V, the film is based on a 1980s graphic novel warning readers about the danger of lurching to the political...
  • Politically Correct Christmas Nonsense (Freepers mentioned)

    11/30/2004 1:59:08 PM PST · by AlwaysLurking · 35 replies · 4,431+ views
    Simply Swagger ^ | 11-30-04 | BobLee Swagger
    WAKE UP AMERICA! … it’s that wonderful Thanksgiving – Christmas season that defines so much of what is "AMERICA”. But wait just a darn minute here... Amid all the traditional crass commercialism and stress and the tendency to buy and eat too much....the Godless loonies are pissin’ in our Christian punchbowl AGAIN. “Politically Correct” my Red State Religious Zealot rear end! … November 2 – WE WON. It’s time to TAKE BACK CHRISTMAS! .....This is a perfect project for Jim Robinson’s Freeper Army … give form and void to these black robed cockroaches that are quite effectively eroding the foundation...
  • Angry, resigned and motivated -- artists reflect on next four years

    11/10/2004 10:26:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies · 1,966+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, November 9, 2004
    Second of two parts. What is the artist's role in society? Artists have been debating the question throughout history. The former U.S. poet laureate said he thought about the election results all day -- "when I could think." "The question of how the rest of us should behave seems pressing," he said. "Erosion of civil liberties? The courts? Further and deeper predations on the environment? It's hard to see how the Endangered Species Act will survive, except perhaps in name. An interesting indicator of the intentions of that Bush clique will be to see whether they punish Republican dissenters like...
  • Film-maker's funeral sparks violence

    11/09/2004 3:57:09 PM PST · by Trupolitik · 40 replies · 3,113+ views
    Times Online- UK ^ | Trupolitik
    Film-maker's funeral sparks violence From Anthony Browne in Amsterdam RELIGIOUS violence flared yesterday as thousands turned out to line the streets at the funeral of Theo van Gogh, the murdered film-maker and vocal critic of Islam. Two Dutch churches were attacked by arsonists, in seeming retaliation for earlier attacks on mosques, while an opinion poll showing that 40 per cent of Dutch people no longer considered Muslims welcome underlined a rapid deterioration of tolerance in the previously liberal Netherlands. Mr van Gogh, whose last film, Submission, criticised the treatment of women under Islam, was cremated in an upbeat ceremony broadcast...
  • Canadian Muslim community dealing with fallout from leaders' remarks

    11/06/2004 10:34:23 AM PST · by Destro · 14 replies · 926+ views ^ | November 6, 2004 | STEVE MERTL
    November 6, 2004 Canadian Muslim community dealing with fallout from leaders' remarks By STEVE MERTL VANCOUVER (CP) - Analysts linked to the intelligence community say they worry North America's Muslim community is being radicalized, but some Canadian Muslims reject suggestions their community is monolithic or intolerant. The concern over radicalization surfaced last month amid reaction to intolerant remarks from two Muslim leaders and reports that one of the men's followers turned up dead with Muslim rebels in Chechnya. The incidents triggered a predictable spasm of outrage and demands the "Muslim community" distance itself from those viewpoints. Critics say moderation within...
  • Islam Makes Inroads in Education Political Correctness Style....

    09/21/2004 6:24:30 AM PDT · by missyme · 40 replies · 1,008+ views
    CBN News ^ | September 20th, 2004
    If you look closely, what is inside your child's textbooks may shock you. They are full of evolution theories, and many liberal historians are rewriting American history as well. But there is even more. How Islam is portrayed in today's textbooks is a subject of concern also. The familiar images of Islam include praying at Mecca, and the prophet Muhammad, a man Muslims say is the messenger of God. But this is not the whole story. When all is said and done, the story of Islam is being told and taught to our nation's school kids in their textbooks. But...
  • Looking Evil in The Eyes

    09/16/2004 6:02:23 AM PDT · by xyxyxy · 50 replies · 2,525+ views
    The Herald Times ^ | 9/16/2004 | James
    Looking in The Eyes of evil “You attacked us in Somalia; you supported the Russian atrocities against us in Chechnya, the Indian oppression against us in Kashmir, and the Jewish aggression against us in Lebanon” “Under your supervision, consent and orders, the governments of our countries which act as your agents, attack us on a daily basis” “These governments steal our Ummah's wealth and sell them to you at a paltry price” These quotes from Usama bin Laden could be considered to be one of two realities, either Usama bin Laden is a mad man who is in complete disillusionment...
  • Muslim group takes responsibility for 9-11: 'We are so sorry'

    09/10/2004 3:21:36 PM PDT · by Spacetrucker · 37 replies · 697+ views
    World | 9/10/04 | unknown
    Friday, September 10, 2004 We Are So Sorry for 9-11 This September 11 marks the third unforgettable anniversary of the worst mass murder in American history. After September 11, many in the Muslim world chose denial and hallucination rather than face up to the sad fact that Muslims perpetrated the 9-11 terrorist acts and that we have an enormous problem with extremism and support for terrorism. Many Muslims, including religious leaders, and “intellectuals” blamed 9-11 on a Jewish conspiracy and went as far as fabricating a tale that 4000 Jews did not show up for work in the World Trade...
  • Someone wrote the script for Beslan

    09/06/2004 6:25:31 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 22 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Age (Melbourne) ^ | 6th September 2004 | Peter Preston
    The message of terrorism is itself a weapon. We must work to defuse it. Did you buy a paper? I asked my daughter. No, she said with a grimace and shudder. "I couldn't face it, I didn't want to read about it." The "it", of course, was Beslan, and hundreds of children like my daughter's children, like your children, lying in that charnel-house of a gym. The first day of school, the crisp new uniforms, the songs and clasped hands, then terrible fear and death. A universal nightmare seemingly beyond scripting or imagining. But now that we have seen it...
  • Arab world also in shock-"The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!"

    09/05/2004 11:24:48 AM PDT · by kattracks · 114 replies · 4,013+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/05/04 | DON SINGLETON
    The bloody siege of a Russian school by Chechen rebels brought widespread condemnation and soul-searching in the Islamic world yesterday. Arab newspapers and television broadcasts were full of dramatic photographs of the children killed and injured in the siege by Islamic rebels demanding Chechen independence from Russia. Commentators and clerics put a harsh spotlight on those who kill and maim in Islam's name. "What is the guilt of those children? Why should they be responsible for your conflict with the government?" Egypt's top Muslim cleric, Grand Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, asked during a sermon in Banha, 30 miles north of...
  • A List Foreigners Hostage in Iraq

    08/29/2004 1:57:53 PM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 993+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | August 29, 2004 | Associated Press
    A List Foreigners Hostage in Iraq By The Associated Press Insurgents in Iraq (news - web sites) have kidnapped dozens of people in their campaign to drive out coalition forces and hamper reconstruction: HELD HOSTAGE _Twelve Nepalese workers. Kidnapped August 23, four days after crossing border while working for Jordan-based construction company. Iraqi militant group claimed responsibility. _Aytullah Gezmen, of Turkey. Kidnapped July 27 or 28. Worked for Bilintur, Turkish company providing laundry service for Jordanian firm in Iraq. _Mustafa Koksal and Durmus Kumdereli, Turkish truck drivers. Kidnapped Aug. 14 outside Mosul after delivering water to U.S. base in Baghdad....
  • Democrats' imam supported al-Arian: Chaplain who gave benediction witness to terror supporter

    07/29/2004 11:57:24 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 349+ views ^ | July 29, 2004
    The Muslim imam who gave a closing benediction at the Democratic National Convention in Boston also served as a character witness to Sami al-Arian, the Florida professor indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on 50 counts of terror-related charges. On the second day of the Democratic National Convention, Imam Yahya Hendi said the closing prayer of the night with some verses from the Quran. Yet, last July, the 9-11 commission heard testimony from terrorism expert Steven Emerson that Hendi, one of the top Islamic clerics in the U.S., backed al-Arian – head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in North America....
  • Please, no more 1960s

    06/10/2004 9:21:50 AM PDT · by qam1 · 72 replies · 1,594+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 6/9/04 | Jonathan Freedland
    Has any generation in history ever banged on about itself more and with less merit than the baby boomers? Oh good, another 1960s retrospective. And another. And another. You can't move for celebrations of "the decade that changed the world forever". Tate Britain is honouring the art of the swinging decade in an exhibition starting at the end of the month. BBC Four is a week into its Summer in the Sixties season, while the Sunday Times magazine is devoting acres to the 10 years that shook the planet. Why this surge of interest? Has a milestone passed? Or is...
  • Let's Go To The Olympics. (Such the Barf Alert!!)

    05/24/2004 2:07:42 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 24 replies · 892+ views
    ESPN ^ | 24 May 2004 | By Hunter S. Thompson
    The long-dreaded 2004 Olympics in Greece will be the ultimate crossroads for sports and politics in this new and vicious century. The recent photos of cruelty at the Abu Grahaib all-american prison in Baghdad have taken care of that. Yes, sir. We have taken the bull by the horns on this one, sports fans. These horrifying digital snapshots of the American dream in action on foreign soil are worse than anything even I could have expected. I have been in this business a long time and I have seen many staggering things, but this one is over the line. Now...
  • The missing pictures from the Arab world

    05/18/2004 11:20:22 PM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 386+ views ^ | 5/19/04 | Walid Phares, Ph.D.
    Torture Existed Before Abu Gharib, But Why No Coverage?When the Abu Ghraib prison abuse crisis exploded, I analyzed the reactions coming from the Arab World. In an election year, the stakes are high for all parties involved. Each side wants a convenient "truth". The Bush Administration talked about "bad apples." While on the offensive, the opposition talks of a "systemic problem." President Bush went on Arab TV, while his opponents rushed to speak on behalf of the "humiliated Arab world." But as General Abuzeid put it since Day One, it sounds as if "the issue is making more noise in...
  • Invitation to a Beheading (This is primo stuff!)

    05/12/2004 2:11:06 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 16 replies · 367+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | May 12, 2004 | Editorial
    Every time we worry about whether the American people will have the heart and will to see this worldwide struggle against terror through, we realize that we needn’t worry. Because we will soon enough be reminded of the nature of the threat against us, and of the character of our enemy in this struggle — whether in Iraq or Afghanistan, at home or around the world. It happened again yesterday: another bloody beheading for the edification of Web watchers everywhere. This — and worse — will continue to happen until these people are utterly defeated. Until they are, they will...
  • Family of Beheaded U.S. Man Releases Statement

    05/11/2004 1:26:19 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 185 replies · 1,948+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 5 11 04 | reuters
    frame grab taken from web site video footage May 11, 2004, shows a man, who identified himself as Nick Berg of Philadelphia (C) seated in front of his five masked captors moments before he was executed. Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq beheaded an American civilian and vowed more killings in revenge for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, an Islamist Web site said on Tuesday. After one of the masked men read out a statement, they pushed Berg to the floor and shouted 'God is greatest' above his screams as one of them sawed his head off with a large knife...
  • Video on Islamic militant Web site appears to show beheading of American

    05/11/2004 10:07:16 AM PDT · by Heff · 943 replies · 44,556+ views
    Msnbc Website ^ | 5/11/04 | MSNBC
    Video on Islamic militant Web site appears to show beheading of American
  • UT (Univ of Texas) president proposes required diversity class

    05/11/2004 11:56:25 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 42 replies · 409+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/11/04 | TODD ACKERMAN
    The University of Texas at Austin would appoint a senior diversity officer, require a cross-cultural course and rearrange statues of Confederate leaders under a new proposal that aims to fix strained race relations. The recommendations, announced Monday by UT President Larry Faulkner, are a response to a report submitted in January by a task force on "racial respect and fairness." The task force was formed in response to incidents of racial insensitivity at UT. "We'd like to position UT to be a more positive agent in developing students' knowledge and skills so they can work across cultural boundaries in a...
  • Bush's Backing of Rumsfeld Shocks and Angers Arabs

    05/10/2004 5:20:20 PM PDT · by ambrose · 133 replies · 204+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5.10.04
    Bush's Backing of Rumsfeld Shocks and Angers Arabs Mon May 10, 4:52 PM ET Add World - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Firouz Sedarat DUBAI (Reuters) - Arab commentators reacted with shock and disbelief on Monday over President Bush (news - web sites)'s robust backing of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld against calls for his resignation. Critics had called for him to quit after the furor over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners but analysts, editors and ordinary Arabs were united in their condemnation of Bush who said the United States owed Rumsfeld a "debt of gratitude." "After the torture and vile...
  • Muslims seek to worship in Spanish Cathedral [BARF ALERT]

    05/01/2004 10:42:04 AM PDT · by MegaSilver · 29 replies · 502+ views
    BBC News ^ | 01 May 2004 | Malcolm Billings
    In southern Spain, once the centre of an Islamic civilisation in Europe, the Muslim community has appealed to the Vatican to be allowed to pray alongside Christians in what was once the Great Mosque of Cordoba.It is one of the oldest buildings in the Islamic world and one of the most beautiful. The first thing I saw was a courtyard full of orange blossom. A fountain played in the middle. I felt that I was already back in the Middle Ages making my way towards the entrance of the mosque itself. The interior is stunning - a symmetrical forest of...
  • Inside Al Jazeera [NY Times Sunday Mag Interview with American who Made Documentary Film]

    04/24/2004 6:50:03 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 14 replies · 271+ views
    NY Times Sunday Mag ^ | April 25, 2004 | Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON
    JEHANE NOUJAIM Your new documentary film, ''Control Room,'' presents a highly sympathetic view of Al Jazeera, the Arab-run television news network based in Qatar. Sure. I saw the people who work at Al Jazeera as human beings who are caught up emotionally in the war in Iraq. Do you think they have been misrepresented here by those who have accused the station of breeding anti-Americanism? I do think they have been misrepresented in certain ways, just as the American military has been misrepresented in the Middle East. As an Egyptian-American, it sounds as if you have divided loyalties. But Al...
  • Textbook on Arabs removes blunder

    04/15/2004 11:28:01 PM PDT · by kattracks · 67 replies · 1,196+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/16/04 | George Archibald
    <p>An Indian tribe has forced distributors of an Arab studies guide for U.S. teachers to remove an inaccurate passage that says Muslim explorers preceded Christopher Columbus to North America and became Algonquin chiefs.</p> <p>Peter DiGangi, director of Canada's Algonquin Nation Secretariat in Quebec, called claims in the book, the "Arab World Studies Notebook," "preposterous" and "outlandish," saying nothing in the tribe's written or oral history support them.</p>
  • India Begs US To Stop Outsourcing Customer Service Jobs (Humor)

    04/13/2004 3:24:07 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 10 replies · 337+ views
    The Watley Review ^ | 06 April 2004
    India has publicly requested that the United States halt the increasing practice of outsourcing call centers handling customer support. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's mention of what he called the "unexpected controversies" generated over the issue came days after remarks critical of India by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick over the outsourcing issue. "Outsourcing makes businesses more competitive, and we thought the influx of high-paying jobs was a good idea at first," Vajpayee said. "But the cost to our society has been enormous." Outsourcing is the relocation of American jobs to lower-paid workers in different parts of the world. Seeking...
  • Seven Halliburton subsidiary workers missing after attack

    04/12/2004 10:29:08 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 587+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 4-12-04 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — Kidnappers have released up to 12 foreigners taken hostage in Iraq, a member of the U.S.-appointed Governing Council said Monday. Meanwhile, two U.S. troops and seven employees of American contractor Kellogg, Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Houston-based Halliburton, were missing following an attack "two days ago" on a convoy near Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said Monday. He refused to say whether they had been abducted. More than 30 foreigners from at least 12 countries — including a Mississippi man whose fate also was unclear — have been kidnapped in recent days...
  • Most U.S. Muslims see U.S. as immoral

    04/07/2004 11:20:33 PM PDT · by ambrose · 117 replies · 1,074+ views
    <p>DETROIT, April 7 (UPI) -- A survey of practicing Muslims in Detroit, home to numerous U.S. Muslims, found that 61 percent think of the United States as immoral.</p> <p>Asked whether "America is an immoral society," 26 percent of mosque goers "strongly agree" and 35 "somewhat agree," the Washington Times reported Wednesday.</p>
  • Tomorrow you will watch the destruction of an American Aircraft Carrier

    03/29/2004 7:56:56 PM PST · by Rightone · 365 replies · 817+ views
    <p>Arabic posting:  "Tomorrow you will watch the destruction of an American Aircraft Carrier"  Within the past half hour, a posting was made on an Arabic language jihad forum that has proven credible in the past.  The posting makes a threat on the USS Kitty Hawk for tomorrow, March 30.  NEIN Director Douglas Hagmann has already notified the appropriate officials in the US military of this posting.</p>
  • Thomas Sowell: Why Do the Islamists Hate the West?

    03/17/2004 1:43:41 PM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 506+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | March 17, 2004
    The idea that what goes around comes around applies not only to individuals but to nations and whole civilizations. It was just a few centuries ago -- not long, as history is measured -- that China had the highest standard of living in the world and the Dutch were the world's largest exporters, while North Africans were enslaving a million Europeans. Nowhere have whole peoples seen their situation reversed more visibly or more painfully than the peoples of the Islamic world. In medieval times, Europe lagged far behind the Islamic world in science, mathematics, scholarship, and military power. Even such...
  • Jihad, MTV-style

    02/11/2004 10:35:30 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 772+ views ^ | 2/12/04 | Joel Mowbray
    Although Osama bin Laden has long used videos for recruitment and garnering political support, an MTV-style music video in Britain seems to be the first radical Islamic propaganda to utilize an overtly Americanized approach to reaching Muslim youths.  And it may just be catching on.  Called “Dirty Kuffar,” which means dirty “infidels” (or non-believers), the slickly-produced video (which can be viewed online at combines cartoonish images and footage of graphic violence, and the all-English lyrics are sung in Jamaican dancehall reggae style over a beat taken directly from the very recent international smash hit Sean Paul song “Get Busy.”  In...
  • Islamic rappers' message of terror

    02/08/2004 4:23:50 PM PST · by sarcasm · 34 replies · 787+ views
    The Observer ^ | February 8, 2004 | Antony Barnett
    It's rap, jihad-style. A music video with blood-curdling images, fronted by a young British Muslim rapper brandishing a gun and a Koran is the latest hit in radical Islamic circles. The rap song is called 'Dirty Kuffar' - Arabic for dirty non-believer - and it praises Osama bin Laden and the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York. The video has recently been posted on the British website run by the Islamic extremist Mohammed al-Massari, the UK-based Saudi Arabian dissident who has lived in Britain since 1994. Al-Massari claims that the video has been selling in large quantities...
  • The Anti-Islamic Fanatics (Honest, that's the actual title of the piece!)

    02/05/2004 12:39:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies · 958+ views
    Paknews ^ | 2004-01-19 10:24:46 | Yamin Zakria
    The Americans have Daniel Pipe, the Dutch had Pim Fortuyn, the French have Brigit Bardot, the Italians have Oriana Fallaci, and the British have Robert Kilroy-Silk. They are all anti-Islamic bigots, zealots, extremists and fanatics, driven by their intense hatred and racism. The words of such people have contributed towards the legitimisation of the violence inflicted in place like Iraq. Furthermore, it encourages brutality amongst their soldiers, no surprise to hear the incident of an Iraqi prisoner viciously kicked to death. One can only imagine, all the other cases that do not get reported. Torture and execution has become routine...
  • Venezuelan leader assails Columbus Day "Christopher Columbus...worse than Hitler"

    10/13/2003 9:02:24 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 19 replies · 430+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2003 | staff writer
    <p>CARACAS, Venezuela, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is urging Latin Americans to boycott Monday's Columbus Day celebrations.</p> <p>Christopher Columbus' 1492 arrival to America triggered a 150-year "invasion" of native Indians by foreign conquerors, who behaved "worse than Hitler," Chavez said during a meeting in Caracas attended by representatives of the indigenous population in South America.</p>
  • A Cold War chill hangs in the New World Order air

    08/02/2003 12:08:21 PM PDT · by freeforall · 1 replies · 191+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | August 2, 2003 | DOUG SAUNDERS
    A Cold War chill hangs in the New World Order air By DOUG SAUNDERS Saturday, August 2, 2003 It was yet another rainy summer day, so I picked up the big commemorative umbrella this newspaper had issued in the early 1990s. As I walked along dreary Bloor Street, my anachronistic pastiche of old front pages shouted at the sky: Tide of Joy Overwhelms Berlin Wall; Soviet Union to be dissolved Jan. 1; Cold War Era Finally Dead, Leaders Say. The sky laughed back. Dead, you say? Where have you been? Look at the big stories of our age: American Marines...