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  • Al Jazeera America Sued for Bias Against Israel, Non-Arabs

    06/16/2015 6:47:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    The former head of Al Jazeera America's documentary unit announced a lawsuit against her former employer on Thursday, charging the American branch of the Qatar-based news network with a vitriolic bias against Israel, as well as discrimination against non-Arabs and women. Shannon High-Bassalik, who formerly worked with CNN, NBC and MSNBC, sued the company for discrimination after being fired in February only half way through her three-year contract, reports The Guardian. She charged the company with showing a blatant pro-Arab bias both in terms of employment and news coverage, with the most intense bias coming out against Israel. High-Bassalik said...
  • Ferguson versus Whitopia

    09/21/2014 8:41:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | September 21, 2014 | Rich Benjamin
    Focus on police bias obscures meaningful debate on structural racism that perpetuates racial injustice and inequality. In the wake of the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, the public has heard quite a bit about the town, its residents and their supposed violence. But about half an hour drive west of Ferguson, along a highway straddling the Missouri River, you will come to what may seem a planet away: St. Charles County. St. Charles is a “Whitopia” — a predominantly white county that has posted 6 percent...
  • (Muslim Brotherhood) Fatwa: Women Who Swim in the Sea Commit Adultery, Should Be Punished

    12/01/2013 11:19:32 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 70 replies
    India Today Online ^ | November 28, 2013 | India Today Online
    Fatwa: Women who swim in the sea commit adultery, should be punished • "When a woman goes swimming, as the word for sea is masculine, when "the water touches the woman's private parts, she becomes an 'adulteress' and should be punished." - Summary of a report titled "The misguided Fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis", as published in the Al Masry Al Youm. A report by a committee set up by Al Azhar, one of the oldest and most prestigious Islamic universities in Cairo, to study the fatwas issued by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis reveals how Islamists view...
  • US Warns Attack on Iran Would Cause Mass Arab Riots

    09/19/2012 11:10:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 73 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/12
    An Israeli source says that the US has warned that an attack on Iran by Israel may put an end to Israel's relations with its neighbors as well as the peace agreements with Jordan and Egypt, reported the Hebrew daily Yediot this morning. According to the source, the Americans explained that Egypt and Jordan may break off relations with Israel because the two countries' leaders need the support of the masses. "The leaders do not have control over their people, the street rules over them", said the source, and added that "an Israeli attack would bring the entire Islamic-Arab world...
  • Obama makes 'historic' speech to UK MPs

    05/25/2011 11:20:55 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 35 replies
    AlJazeera, agencies ^ | May 25th 2011 | Patty Culhane
    Obama is the first US president to address the joint houses of parliament [Reuters] Barack Obama, the US president, has addressed the British parliament, saying that Western influence remains strong in the world, despite emerging world powers such as China, India and Brazil. In a speech to both houses of parliament on Wednesday, Obama said that Western powers still had a responsibility to uphold "universal rights", but stressed that this work must be done through multilateral forums like the G20. "Even as more nations take on the responsibilities of global leadership," Obama said, "our alliance will remain indispensable to the...
  • Osama bin Laden's death -- What the Arab papers say

    05/08/2011 9:12:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    THE death of Osama bin Laden provoked scenes of jubilation in America. Coming in the middle of the spring, the reaction in the Middle East was mixed. We look at responses to his death in the Arab press. In al-Sharq al-Awsat, a pan-Arab newspaper, Hussein al-Shabakshy comments on the response of the general public and media to Mr bin Laden's death and the consequences for the uprisings in the Arab world: The reaction of the Arab public has been varied. Some refuse to believe he was just killed because—according to them—he was "already dead": how else could his prolonged silence...
  • President Obama and the Masked Face of Justice

    05/05/2011 3:24:58 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 05, 2011 | Lee Cary
    President Obama, who aims to avoid offending the Arab Street by withholding the photo of a dead Osama bin Laden, seems to care little about offending the American Street. Here's how Obama explains concealing the photo in question: "It is important to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool...We don't trot out this stuff as trophies...The fact of the matter is, this is somebody who was deserving of the justice that he received...We don't need to spike the...
  • Poll: Palestinians retained highest support of Osama bin Laden (Pew research poll, surprising)

    05/02/2011 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 2, 2011 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Muslim support for the assassinated al-Qaida leader has declined rapidly since 2003, but Palestinian Muslims remain more enthusiastic that he would do the right thing; only 1% Lebanese Muslims voice support for bin Laden. [snip] Among six predominantly Muslim countries recently surveyed, Muslims in the Palestinian territories voiced the most support for the assassinated al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, a poll released on Monday showed. The poll, conducted by Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, found that Muslims around the world displayed a declining confidence in bin Laden, while the Palestinian Muslims retained the highest rates for the assassinated terrorist....
  • Reactions of the Koran burning Pastor Terry Jones!

    09/09/2010 10:11:05 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 9-9-10 | James
    Here are just a few: "The Holy Koran is sacred, just like the Bible is to Christians," Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, director of community outreach for the Islamic Society of North America, said in an interview. "Desecration of this book is something people will not tolerate." "Hardball" host Chris Matthews, who called Jones' plans to burn the Islamic holy book "a terrible idea" and warned that it "could cause trouble and even death" when televised in Muslim countries, asked, "What do you think the reaction will be as this goes on international television? What will be the consequence?" "It's obviously intolerant...
  • Obama and Islam ( Baracka Hussein Abu Amama)

    09/02/2010 11:47:05 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Asharq Alawsat English edition ^ | August 23, 2010 | Muhammad Diyab
    The West always champions its slogan that religion is a special relationship between man and God, and no one has the right to intervene in this matter. Yet today we find that some have inquired into the affairs of President Obama, to determine whether he is a Muslim or a Christian. Despite repeated assurances from the man himself that he follows the Christian faith, 20 percent of Americans insist that he is a Muslim, and that his political ambitions prevented him from converting to Islam. We are preoccupied with the issue of Obama and Islam, as are the Americans. Ever...
  • Obama's Islamic Envoy: Obama Is America’s “Educator-in-Chief on Islam”

    06/25/2010 9:14:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/24/2010 | Stephen Schwartz
    Rashad Hussain, America’s special envoy to the Organization for the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Saudi-based body formed in 1969 to “protect” Jerusalem from the Israelis, announced a new title this week for President Barack Obama. According to Hussain, Obama is America’s “Educator-in-Chief on Islam.” Hussain so designated Obama in a keynote speech Wednesday, June 23, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The occasion was another “post-Cairo” conference, following on the event that welcomed Islamist ideologue Tariq Ramadan to Washington in April. Hussain also declared that Obama is “Educator-in-Chief” on the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which has produced...
  • Obama finally admits he's Muslim

    06/14/2010 8:43:37 AM PDT · by raymcc · 206 replies · 5,569+ views
    The Post & EMail ^ | 6/14/2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    Obama has apparently confirmed what many have suspected since the presidential campaign: that he is a Muslim, not a “committed Christian,” as he professed during the presidential campaign. The periodical Israel Today has reported that in a private meeting with the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Obama told Gheit that he is a Muslim. The exchange was aired on Nile TV.
  • 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,...
  • Larijani: International Plot Against Iran Defeated

    01/23/2009 9:39:25 AM PST · by Fennie · 2 replies · 339+ views
    Fars News Agency ^ | January 22, 2009
    The international plot by the US and some western and Arab countries to bring Iran under control was defeated, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said, describing the recent events in Gaza as part of the same plot.
  • Arabs and Muslims give Obama benefit of doubt on new way (U.S., you voted in a terrorist supporter)

    01/21/2009 4:54:42 AM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies · 420+ views
    reuters ^ | 1/21/2009 | Jonathan Wright
    Arabs and Muslims gave the benefit of some doubt on Wednesday to U.S. President Barack Obama's offer of "a new way forward" with the Muslim world, but many said it would take deeds rather than words to convince them. After eight years of President George W. Bush, who invaded two Muslim countries and gave strong support to Israel, Arabs and Muslims watched Obama's inaugural speech on Tuesday closely for any sign that U.S. policy toward them will change. With some exceptions on the fringes, a clear majority said they welcomed a new tone from Obama, who promised relations based on...
  • Al Jazeera Signs Deal to Air Throughout U.S.

    01/16/2009 7:33:19 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,787+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/16/08
    NEW YORK - The Al Jazeera Network plans to announce on Thursday that it has signed a deal to run its news on Worldfocus, a syndicated nightly news program produced in New York and distributed throughout the United States. The deal would help the international news network, one of the top services in the Arabic-speaking world, broaden its reach in the United States, where it so far has been available to only a limited audience. Worldfocus, hosted by former NBC News correspondent Martin Savidge, is produced by New York City public broadcaster WLIW and syndicated to a number of Public...
  • An Unnecessary War (Carter Barf Alert)

    01/08/2009 7:14:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 52 replies · 2,296+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 8, 2009 | Jimmy Carter
    I know from personal involvement that the devastating invasion of Gaza by Israel could easily have been avoided. After visiting Sderot last April and seeing the serious psychological damage caused by the rockets that had fallen in that area, my wife, Rosalynn, and I declared their launching from Gaza to be inexcusable and an act of terrorism. Although casualties were rare (three deaths in seven years), the town was traumatized by the unpredictable explosions. About 3,000 residents had moved to other communities, and the streets, playgrounds and shopping centers were almost empty. Mayor Eli Moyal assembled a group of citizens...
  • IDF Doing a Lousy Job at Targeting Civilians

    01/05/2009 4:11:42 AM PST · by IrishMike · 8 replies · 727+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | January 4, 2009 | Harold Witkov
    If the Israeli Defense Forces are targeting civilians, they are doing one hell of a lousy job. Israel, lone democracy in the Middle East and true ally to the United States, has been taking a lot of hits lately, and not just rockets. Much of the world has been quick to condemn the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza. They have distorted what is happening, ignoring HAMAS missiles fired at Israeli citizens in population centers, yet labeling Israeli attacks on Gaza as massacres, war crimes, and a blatant murder of civilians. The truth is, while Israel wages war on HAMAS, it...
  • Caption this --- World reacts to U.S. election

    01/05/2009 3:54:48 AM PST · by dennisw · 9 replies · 973+ views
    yahoo ^ | Jan. 4, 2009 | yahoo reacts to U.S. electionMuslim protesters wearing masks of, from left, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, take part in a rally against Israeli air strikes on Gaza, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009
  • Police arrest 50 for harassment on first day of Eid

    12/09/2008 7:42:33 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 823+ views
    Daily News Egypt ^ | December 9, 2008 | Abdel-Rahman Hussein
    CAIRO: More than 50 men were arrested on Monday, the first day of Eid Al-Adha, in downtown Cairo for alleged acts of sexual harassment targeting women in the street. Fearing a repeat of acts that tend to happen on the first day every Eid, the Interior Ministry ordered a campaign to crack down on any further incidents, which led to the arrests. The 50 were taken in and police reports filed against them for various offences including verbal harassment and catcalling, according to the local press. The men are currently in custody and will soon be referred to the prosecutor’s...
  • Egypt's Jew Haters Deserve Ostracism in the West-proof the prejudice has nothing to do with Israel

    12/01/2008 7:51:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 406+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | 12-1-08 | AMR BARGISI
    But we are Semites ourselves!" That is what an urbane Egyptian journalist will likely reply to the charge that the Egyptian media is rife with anti-Semitism. But there are few places where Jews are blamed for so many of the world's ills, from carcinogenic pesticides to the war in Iraq. More distressing is that much of the pointing is being done by Egypt's self-described liberals -- the pro-democratic and anti-Islamist crowd on which the country's hopes for a more tolerant future supposedly rest. The most recent episode began on Oct. 2, when the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release reporting...
  • Muslims demand removal of Senator Lieberman from Homeland Security Committee

    11/18/2008 1:11:52 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 894+ views ^ | November 18, 2008 | Raymond
    Poor Lieberman. A few months back, his aides contacted me about testifying in front of him and Congress regarding the Muslim Brotherhood. During our conference call, his aides seemed to have determined that my characterization of the Brotherhood was not very "nuanced" (evinced by the incessant question, "But some of the Brotherhood are ok, right?" to which I would always answer "No.") Anyway and as expected, that settled that, and I was never re-asked to testify. But even though they took all these "safeguards," here Lieberman is: accused by Muslims of being, in essence, an Islamophobe. "Arab Americans want Lieberman...
  • Arabized media in the west, the CNN case

    11/13/2008 10:41:52 AM PST · by PRePublic · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Arabized media in the west, the CNN case     Bombarding propaganda   Qatar is one of CNN's major financier, you are getting sick of the repeated advertisement of Arab media tools how so hypocritically they show you their "equality" for everyone, covering the awful truth about oppressing all minorities, all those that are not Arab in the middle east who the supremacists Arabs think its' all "theirs".     'Inside the middle east'   For years, the Syrian born Hala Gorani was going up ranks her "inside the middle east" is still going strong. 'Inside the middle east' is basically an...
  • Al-Jazeera for Obama

    10/20/2008 10:12:55 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 5 replies · 495+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | October 19, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Colin Powell’s predicted and expected endorsement of Barack Obama was transformed into big news by the pro-Obama media. But Arab propaganda channel Al-Jazeera’s intervention in the U.S. presidential contest is also extremely significant. Al-Jazeera, a mouthpiece for enemies of the United States, aired a Moammar Gadhafi speech praising Obama and followed with a story depicting supporters of Sarah Palin as white racist Christians. The channel is subsidized by the oil-rich Sunni Muslim plutocracy/dictatorship in Qatar. The Al-Jazeera “reporter” who did the hit piece on Palin was Casey Kaufmann, who surfaces in Federal Election Commission (FEC) records as a $500 contributor...
  • Pollster Zogby on Presidential Race (predicts a landslide)

    10/11/2008 12:28:26 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 80 replies · 3,494+ views
    Zogby says, "When push comes to shove this will be a landslide. You have a big middle in this election, and a big middle that is unhappy. That middle is going to tilt this election one way or another." Zogby says Obama's 4 point lead is crucial. Both former Democratic candidates John Kerry and Al Gore sharing the same number in previous elections and both lost. But can Obama keep on pace? Dick Lockwood, an Obama supporter, says "They all said it was Hillary's to lose and she lost it. Now I'm afraid to say it's Obama's to lose but...
  • Barack Obama Holds Lead Among Arab American Vote

    09/18/2008 6:46:35 PM PDT · by GeeMoney · 43 replies · 380+ views ^ | 9-18-08 | John Zogby
    Barack Obama Holds Lead Among Arab American Vote Historic Shift Toward Democratic Party Continues WASHINGTON - September 18, 2008 - Democratic candidate Barack Obama holds a substantial 21 point lead over Republican John McCain among Arab American voters. This was one of the findings of a poll of Arab American voters conducted by Zogby International for the Arab American Institute.
  • World wants Obama as president: poll

    09/09/2008 11:58:57 AM PDT · by kik5150 · 76 replies · 952+ views
    ABC News ^ | 09/09/08 | ABC
    US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may be struggling to nudge ahead of his Republican rival in polls at home, but people across the world want him in the White House, a BBC poll said. All 22 countries covered in the poll would prefer to see Senator Obama elected US president ahead of Republican John McCain. In 17 of the 22 nations, people expect relations between the US and the rest of the world to improve if Senator Obama wins. More than 22,000 people were questioned by pollster GlobeScan in countries ranging from Australia to India and across Africa, Europe...
  • The Most Hated Country in the World [Terrorist for Obama]

    08/29/2008 11:05:05 AM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 17 replies · 570+ views
    Dar Al Hayat ^ | August 28, 2008 | Jihad el-Khazen Al-Hayat
    Senator Joseph Lieberman claims he is an independent Democrat; I claim he is neither a Democrat nor an independent. He is an Israeli Senator in the US Senate. He has always voted against the interest of Arabs and Muslims; he has always voted in favor of Israel, even when it was occupying, killing and carrying out a Nazi-like terrorist policy. Lieberman is not one of this kind. There are thousands others who have turned the US, a leading nation in human rights and a beacon for democracy and freedom, into the most hated country in the world. Even the Europeans...
  • Open letter to President Obama-Change is needed at international level [The World weighs in]

    08/21/2008 10:47:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 227+ views
    Al Ahram ^ | 8-21-08 | Hassan Nafaa
    Open letter to President Obama Change we can believe in is needed as much at the international level as at the US national level, writes Hassan Nafaa* -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Mr President, I am aware that the presidential campaign is not over and that surprises are to be expected, but I have no doubt that, all things being equal, you will be the future president of the United States of America. My reasons for saying so are many, and I do not need to go into them in detail here, as I did just that in an article entitled, "What if?"...
  • Palestinians donate $29,500 to Obama

    08/04/2008 10:42:46 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies · 176+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 04, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    Palestinian brothers inside the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip are listed in government election filings as having donated $29,521.54 to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign. The donations would violate election laws, including prohibitions on receiving donations from foreigners and guidelines against accepting more than $2,300 from one individual during a single election, Bob Biersack, a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission, told WND in response to a query. The contributions also raise numerous questions about the Obama campaign's lax online donation form, which apparently allows for the possibility of foreign contributions. Last week, the Atlas Shrugs blog outlined a series of donations in...
  • Arab debate on Obama

    07/01/2008 11:06:36 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 188+ views
    Daily Star Egypt ^ | July 1, 2008 | Mohamed Elmenshawy
    “Is the Obama thing real? Does he really have a chance? Will the American people ever elect a black president?” During my recent travels to several Arab countries, I encountered these questions from all sides. For many, the outcome of the Democratic primaries delivered a clear answer: Yes, Barack Obama actually has a shot at the presidency. Most Arabs anticipate that the upcoming presidential election will have a negligible impact on US policy toward the Middle East. Partisan politics aside, they believe the overall tone of American foreign policy will remain unchanged; no politician can single-handedly revolutionize the political constraints...
  • Palestinian Analyst says Obama’s Speech to AIPAC was Taqqiya (Deception)

    06/10/2008 9:34:54 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 16 replies · 231+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 06/10/08 | Bill Levinson
    There is already a widespread consensus that Barack Obama will say whatever he has to say to get elected. His own pastor, Jeremiah Wright, said that he understood why Obama had to distance himself from him to avoid unfavorable attention. Obama also put on an American flag pin (perhaps for the first time) along with an Israel flag pin to talk to AIPAC, but he would probably wear a Palestinian flag pin if he spoke to the International Solidarity Movement. We also recall Yassir Arafat’s technique of saying in English what he wanted the West to believe while using Arabic...
  • Poll Shows Arabs' Dislike For US

    04/16/2008 9:07:31 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 87 replies · 93+ views
    BBC ^ | April 15, 2008 | Kim Ghattas
    Eight out of 10 people in the Arab world have a negative view of the US, according to a new poll. By extension, governments supported by the US are unpopular, found the survey, which was released in Washington. A recent BBC World Service survey found views of the US had started to improve by 4% globally, although they remained negative in the Arab world. Only 6% of Arabs believe the US troop surge in Iraq has worked, according to the latest poll. It was carried out by the University of Maryland and Zogby International. A majority of Arabs believe that...
  • Case Lays Bare the Media’s Reliance on Iraqi Journalists (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/17/2007 12:05:31 PM PST · by abb · 7 replies · 237+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 17, 2007 | Tim Arango
    Bilal Hussein, an Iraqi photographer who had a hand in The Associated Press’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize for photography before being jailed without charges by the United States military, finally had a day in court last week. But his story, which highlights the unprecedented role that Iraqis are playing in news coverage of the war, is really just beginning. snip A spokesman for the military said that Mr. Hussein had been detained as “an imperative security threat” and that he has persistently been “treated fairly, humanely and in accordance with all applicable law.” In a lengthy e-mail message, the spokesman said...
  • The Growing Menace of Illegals (not what you think)

    11/24/2007 9:40:05 AM PST · by pabianice · 6 replies · 96+ views
    Arab News ^ | 11/07 | Maeena
    There is a menace growing rampant right in our midst — the increasing numbers of overstayers and illegal aliens who have taken to the streets and neighborhoods to pursue the art of beggary without fear of being caught and deported. More visible in Jeddah than in any of the major cities of the Kingdom, these illegals have flagrantly taken their art of panhandling to practically every street corner in full view of the people charged with the task of detaining them. Another army of such people can be spotted rummaging through trash bins in search of anything of value that...
  • Let's Not Forget Them (two bag barfer)

    10/24/2007 12:51:41 PM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies · 95+ views
    Arab News ^ | 10/23/07 | Al Maeena
    Muslims throughout the world celebrate Eid Al-Fitr today marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Ramadan is not only abstaining from food and drink; it is a time of intense spiritual renewal for those who observe it in a truly Islamic way. The same spirit should inform and illuminate our celebration of Eid too. This means we should spend the day and those following it in enhanced piety and with a sense of fellowship, brotherhood and unity. True, we should make our friends and relatives happy, but without forgetting those who are less fortunate. Eid should be celebrated...
  • Assessing the need for assymetric 'deterrence' (Destroying Mecca, Medina & Qom if U.S. attacked)

    07/26/2007 4:32:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,289+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 26, 2007 | Stephen Carter
    It's clearly necessary to begin thinking about what form deterrence will take against future terrorist attacks on the U.S. At least 5 such attacks have been prevented at the operational stage by Bush administration policies over the last six years. What is needed is more serious consideration of the value of policies that deter such attacks. This is likely to become a more pressing concern, as America's ability to interrupt such attacks, if a Democrat becomes President, will be severely eroded. The Democrats are profoundly indifferent to national security, and have even managed to convince themselves that terrorism is some...
  • 'Feed and starve' as a foreign policy won't work

    06/25/2007 1:09:10 AM PDT · by Gondring · 16 replies · 705+ views
    The Herald News ^ | Sunday, June 24, 2007 | AREF ASSAF
    We could see it coming when, upon a recent visit to Palestine, a young Palestinian child asked me if I was with Fatah or with Hamas, the two rival and politically irreconcilable groups in the Palestinian territories. I answered, spontaneously, that I was simply a Palestinian -- to which the young man seemed bewildered. The Palestinian people, we are being told, no longer have Israel's 40-year-old occupation as a common enemy, but a bloody and almost tribal war to decide who should speak for the Palestinians. What we are witnessing is a civil war in Palestine. But it is civil...
  • Not west's action or inaction but Arab Muslim media incite the Muslim street

    12/28/2006 11:48:13 AM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 307+ views
    Not west's action or inaction but Arab media incite the Muslim street   The way they report the news not the news as it happens     The "power" of the Arab street You must have heard that before, the Arab street is angry, Muslims are upset, it came to the point that not only European leaders like that of France & others take it so much into consideration because of it's large Muslim population, but it even influences major international bodies like EU, UN and other international forums including political "human rights organizations", to act "accordingly", another aspect of the Islamic inquisition,...
  • Max Boot: Muslims' Complicity With Violence ~ the Islamic world risks ... its worst caricatures.

    09/27/2006 7:53:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 1,137+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 27, 2006 | Max Boot
    EVER SINCE 9/11, a dark view of Islam has been gaining currency on what might be called the Western street. This view holds that, contrary to the protestations of our political leaders — who claim that acts of terrorism are being carried out by a minority of extremists — the real problem lies with Islam itself. In this interpretation, Islam is not a religion of peace but of war, and its 1.2 billion adherents will never rest until all of humanity is either converted, subjugated or simply annihilated. Is the war on terrorism really a "clash of civilizations"? The overreaction...
  • Just About the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Read (supposed 'world opinion' obtained via 'world polls')

    09/21/2006 11:40:22 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 22 replies · 541+ views
    smalldeadanimals blog site ^ | 21 September 2006 | Kate
    Just About the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Read 21 September 2006 In its attempt to sway, manipulate, and form world opinion to fit with editorial boards, the MSM now has a new tool: World Opinion Polls. In case you missed that, I’ll rephrase it. The MSM now conducts WORLD opinion polls so that we can be enlightened by knowing what the world thinks. The concept is so flawed that I won’t insult the intelligence of readers here by even bothering to debunk it, but I will say this. What does it say of news media editorial boards, when...
  • AP stands for Advocacy Press [Michelle Malkin takes on AP]

    09/21/2006 9:02:46 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 15 replies · 2,850+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 21, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Yesterday evening, I received a call from my column syndicate, Creators Syndicate. The Associated Press had phoned my editor to inform her that it would be sending a response to my column yesterday about detained AP photographer Bilal Hussein. (Funny how quickly they respond now. Where have they been the past five months? Oh, right: Busy covering up the news about Hussein's April 12 capture by the military at a Ramadi apartment with an alleged al Qaeda leader and a weapons cache.) The AP last night asked my editor to supply its corporate communications office with my newspaper client list...
  • American Muslims Accept the Pope's Apology (and say they cannot control world bretheren)

    09/20/2006 12:59:59 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 37 replies · 1,118+ views
    The American Muslim ^ | sept 20, 2006 | Iftekhar Hai
    Posted Sep 20, 2006 • Permalink • Printer-Friendly Version -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- American Muslims Accept Pope’s Apology United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance (UMAIA) It is time to move on. We take Pope Benedict’s apology seriously and we urge American Muslims to take leadership positions to condemn religiously motivated violence and work more deligently for building inter-religious cultures of peace and healing. We deeply regret the violence and the loss of life that has occured. This is not acceptable. We also accept our inability to control the actions of 1.3 billion Muslims spread all over the world. Iftekhar Hai President, UMA Interfaith...
  • The CBS Ambush (scumbag MSM alert)

    09/20/2006 6:32:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies · 2,336+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 9/20/06 | Bay
    Remember the "Arab street," that riot-in-the-road featuring flammable Israeli flags, Saddam Hussein posters, clenched fists and chants threatening "Death to America"? The street may have lacked pavement and a fire hydrant, but it had beaucoup television cameras. Flames, clenched fists and death threats -- a heart-pounding collage of sensational imagery and rhetoric. What more could a TV exec need to attract audience eyeballs? Recall the talking heads who told us in 1990, after Saddam invaded Kuwait, that "the Arab street" was going to rise en masse, as an ur-proletariat, which would support Saddam against the West. If you need documentation,...
  • The CBS Ambush

    09/20/2006 4:40:30 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 24 replies · 2,577+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/20/06 | Austin Bay
    Remember the "Arab street," that riot-in-the-road featuring flammable Israeli flags, Saddam Hussein posters, clenched fists and chants threatening "Death to America"? The street may have lacked pavement and a fire hydrant, but it had beaucoup television cameras. Flames, clenched fists and death threats -- a heart-pounding collage of sensational imagery and rhetoric. What more could a TV exec need to attract audience eyeballs? Recall the talking heads who told us in 1990, after Saddam invaded Kuwait, that "the Arab street" was going to rise en masse, as an ur-proletariat, which would support Saddam against the West. If you need documentation,...
  • Not the hole truth

    08/30/2006 12:28:26 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 10 replies · 1,081+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8/30/06 | andrew bolt
    IT'S bad enough that friends of Hezbollah terrorists could trick so many journalists with just a tall story and a rusty Lebanese ambulance. Worse is that some of those journalists seemed so eager to believe this ambulance was indeed wickedly blown up by an Israeli missile fired straight through the big red cross on its roof -- leaving not even a scorch mark. But worst is that even now that this hoax has been exposed, none of the countless writers and commentators who fell for it have admitted to passing on as fact the propaganda of terrorists. It is this...
  • The media war against Israel [Melanie Phillips nails it!]

    08/30/2006 11:31:25 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 42 replies · 1,996+ views
    melanie phillips ^ | August 30, 2006 | melanie phillips
    The media war against Israel Early in the recent Lebanon war, the blogosphere revealed the fabrication of images by Reuters, whose reputation is now in shreds among those dwindling numbers in the western mainstream media who still acknowledge there is such a thing as the truth. Since then, the nature and scale of the various frauds perpetrated by the media during that war put those doctored Reuters pictures into the shade. The western media are no longer merely producing questionable professional practices in reporting a war. They are now active participants in it — and on the wrong side of...
  • Journalists blame Israel for war coverage [Dinosaur Media Death Agony]

    08/29/2006 12:08:31 PM PDT · by Alouette · 21 replies · 1,242+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Yaakov Lappin
    International journalists discuss Lebanon war coverage; NYT bureau chief: Israel 'not interested in Lebanese deaths' A number of journalists claimed during a convention in Jerusalem Monday evening that Israel and the IDF were mostly to blame for the way the foreign media covered the Lebanon war. The panel of journalists, largely from the international media, convened to discuss their coverage of the war, at a conference arranged by the Media Line agency's Mideast Press Club. "Journalists' access to the battlefield is controlled exclusively by the IDF," said Simon McGregor-Wood, Chairman of the Foreign Press Association, and Bureau Chief of ABC...
  • Rewriting History at Editor & Publisher [Fauxtography Defender's Faux News ]

    08/26/2006 10:01:08 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 22 replies · 1,252+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/26/06 | Charles Johnson
    Fauxtography Defender's Faux News Turns out that Greg Mitchell, the Editor & Publisher editor who has been attacking the blogosphere like a rabid ferret for pointing out the bogus news from the Middle East, has first-hand experience with staging news. (Hat tip: Confederate Yankee.) Since the press seems to be in full-disclosure mode these days, I want to finally come clean. Back when I worked for the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette (now the Niagara Gazette), our city editor asked me to find out what tourists thought about an amazing local event: Engineers had literally “turned off” the famous cataracts,...
  • All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us [Video of Beirut Fauxtography]

    08/24/2006 8:34:13 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 5 replies · 827+ views
    Jawa ^ | 8/24/06 | Jawa Report
    All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us A jawa video spoof on Beirut Fauxtography.