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  • Desmond Tutu has house burgled while giving Nelson Mandela tribute

    12/14/2013 1:45:50 AM PST · by Vanders9 · 23 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 12/11/13 | Staff/Agency
    Desmond Tutu's house was burgled on the day he gave a speech at his friend Nelson Mandela's memorial service, police said.
  • Troubling Remarks From Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu Require Clarification

    07/29/2013 5:08:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/28/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Recent remarks by the retired Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu are not surprising for an Anglican prelate these days, but remain disturbing. Briefly put, the Archbishop says he would rather go to hell than go to a “homophobic heaven.”  Here’s some more complete report page of his remarks, in yesterdays Washington Times. South Africa’s iconic retired archbishop, Desmond Tutu, said on Friday that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before heading to a heaven that condemned homosexuality as sin. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he...
  • 'I'd rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God': Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    07/27/2013 5:30:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/27/2013 | ABIGAIL FRYMANN
    <p>The South African Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will never worship a 'homophobic God' and would rather go to hell than find himself in a 'homophobic heaven'.</p> <p>The retired archbishop said the fight against homophobia in South Africa was similar to the campaign waged against racial apartheid in South Africa.</p>
  • Archbishop Tutu 'would not worship a homophobic God' ("Would rather go to Hell")

    07/27/2013 2:36:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | July 26, 2013
    South Africa's Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will never worship a "homophobic God" and will rather go to hell. The retired archbishop was speaking at the launch of a UN-backed campaign in South Africa to promote gay rights. Despite sex-same relationships being legal in South Africa, it had some of the worst cases of homophobic violence, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said. Archbishop Tutu, 81, is a long-standing campaigner for gay rights. 'Toilet brush attack' He retired as Archbishop of Cape Town in 1996, but has remained the moral conscience of the nation, correspondents say. Same-sex...
  • Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God

    07/27/2013 11:15:05 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 78 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | July 27, 2013 5:20AM | AAP
    <p>SOUTH African peace icon Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God, likening the fight against gay prejudice to the anti-apartheid struggle.</p> <p>"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," the retired archbishop said at the launch of a United Nations gay equality campaign in Cape Town yesterday.</p>
  • Archbishop Tutu: 'I would not worship a God who is homophobic' - (Anglican)

    07/26/2013 10:00:37 PM PDT · by haffast · 58 replies
    Global Post ^ | July 26, 2013 18:03 | Kristin Deasy
    South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Friday said he'd rather go to "the other place" than worship a "homophobic" God, according to BBC News. The Nobel peace laurete's comments came during the Friday launch of "Free & Equal," the United Nation's (UN) first global public education campaign on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Violence toward these communities is relatively common in South Africa, even though same-sex partnerships have been legalized, said the BBC. An anti-apartheid hero in South Africa, Tutu told listeners in Cape Town: "I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid," reported...
  • "Rapper" Performs "Hell On Earth" For Obama In Africa

    06/30/2013 2:24:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 30, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama is with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the HIV Foundation Center in South Africa, where a 15-year-old "rapper" performed "Hell on Earth" for him this afternoon. Via the pool report: Potus entered a classroom type building with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was wearing a pink cassock and a large silver cross. About six young boys sat in front of screens.
  • Nelson Mandela's Group of Global Elders a Who's Who of Pro-Abortion, Pro-Population Control Movement

    07/23/2007 3:28:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,356+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/23/07 | John Jalsevac
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - World famous opponent of South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela, celebrated his 89th birthday last Wednesday by announcing the formation of a Global council of elders, known simply as "The Elders."So far The Elders includes Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mary Robinson, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Muhammad Yunus, Ela Bhatt, Graca Machel, and, of course, Nelson Mandela.  The group of high-profile international leaders is intended to be an independent body of "wise" men and women that will use their combined experience to solve any of the host of problems currently...
  • State Department snubs the Elders ( Jimmy Carter and )

    05/17/2011 6:59:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY ^ | May 17, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    Former President Jimmy Carter and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari were hoping to visit the State Department this week to brief officials on their recent trip to North Korea, but nobody at the State Department was available to meet with them. Carter and Ahtisaari, both Nobel Peace Prize laureates, had been eager to give their readout of their meetings in North Korea April 26 and 27 to U.S. officials and press their case for a resumption of food aid to the Hermit Kingdom. The two are members of the Elders, a group of senior figures who have been informally engaging...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague

    09/02/2012 5:42:25 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 43 replies
    Philly. com ^ | September 2, 2012 | David Stringer
    LONDON - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu called Sunday for Tony Blair and George Bush to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court for their role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq Tutu, the retired Anglican Church's archbishop of South Africa, wrote in an op-ed piece for The Observer newspaper that the ex-leaders of Britain and the United States should be made to "answer for their actions." The Iraq war "has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history," wrote Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984. "Those responsible...
  • Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap [Cukoo Tutu, again...]

    10/11/2011 8:46:51 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    ibtimes ^ | October 5, 2011
    Desmond Tutu Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap - International Business TimesOctober 5, 2011 10:04 AM EDT Archbishop Desmond Tutu is outraged by the government of South Africa's refusal to stand up to China by failing to provide a visa for his friend, Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.   Speaking to reporters in Cape Town, Tutu said the African National Congress-party dominated government of President Jacob Zuma is worse than the regimes under apartheid and that he prayed for the collapse of the ANC.   The Dalai Lama had been invited to Tutu's 80th...
  • NY Post Op Ed Blames Bishop Tutu and Jimmy Carter For Anti-Semitic Rants..

    06/28/2011 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | Mar 6, 2011 | M. Schneider
    NY Post Op Ed Blames Bishop Tutu and Jimmy Carter For Anti-Semitic Rants of Sheen, Galliano and Gibson by Matt Schneider | 3:48 pm, March 6th, 2011 Bill Maher was not the only one to notice that this was a big week for anti- semitism...
  • ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros

    11/17/2010 5:19:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    IMRA ^ | 11-17-10
    ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros Against Glenn Beck's Criticism November 16, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morton A. Klein Phone: 212-481-1500 http://www.zoa.org/sitedocuments/pressrelease_view.asp?pressreleaseID=1968 Soros: 1944 (Nazi occupation) “was happiest time of my life … adventure … fun” The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed its concern over the strong criticism that a number of American Jewish leaders and other prominent Jews in recent days have directed at Fox broadcaster, Glenn Beck, for his criticism of Israel/U.S.-basher, financier George Soros, regarding his behavior in Nazi-occupied Budapest in 1944. In that year, George Soros’ father...
  • Bishop Tutu Is No Saint When it Comes To Jews

    12/21/2010 8:13:15 AM PST · by HearMe · 20 replies · 3+ views
    Hudson New York ^ | 12/20/2010 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Among the world's most respected figures is South Africa's Bishop Desmond Tutu. His recognizable face—with its ever present grin—has become a symbol of reconciliation and goodness. But it masks a long history of ugly hatred toward the Jewish people, the Jewish religion and the Jewish state. Bishop Desmond Tutu is no mere anti-Zionist (though Martin Luther King long ago recognized that anti- Zionism often serves as a cover for deeper anti-Jewish bigotry). He has minimized the suffering of those killed in the Holocaust. He has attacked the "Jewish"--not Israeli--"lobby" as too "powerful" and "scar[y]." He has invoked classic anti-Semitic stereotypes...
  • DailyKos Publishes Hateful Racist Genocidal Screed By Tim Wise

    11/03/2010 9:04:35 PM PDT · by WilliamHouston · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | November 3 2010 | Tim Wise
    <p>For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy ass Scotch you drink.</p> <p>And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, or whatever shitty ass beer you favor.</p> <p>You need to drink up.</p> <p>And quickly.</p> <p>And heavily.</p>
  • Best Blog Post Title I Have Ever Read

    10/07/2010 9:22:44 PM PDT · by lastchance · 9 replies
    Sassy Wire ^ | October 7, 2010 | Sassy Wire
    "Jew hating little douche goblin to retire from public life" "I’m sure he’ll still make time to canoodle with terrorists and anti-semites."
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • Bishop Desmond Tutu: Traveling The World Promoting Jew-Hatred

    04/17/2010 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 269+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 4/17/2010 | The Lid
    Not all people who hate Israel are anti-Semites, but there is a large crossover. Many haters of the Jewish State are actually seeking a politically correct way of spewing anti-Semitism. A perfect example of this is Bishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu is currently urging UC Berkly to divest himself from Israel, based on his years of anti-Semitism it us clear that his rationale is not necessarily any action of the Jewish State, but the method of worship practiced by most of its citizens. How can Tutu, is vocal defender of human rights, fighter for the oppressed, winner of the Nobel Peace...
  • Cleric’s wife sues for support

    09/04/2009 1:29:10 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 1 replies · 259+ views
    The Times (South Africa) ^ | August 29, 2009 | Buyekezwa Makwabe
    The man who filled Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu’s shoes as South Africa’s Anglican archbishop is being sued for maintenance by his wife of 22 years. Two years ago, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane announced to his family that he would be resigning from the church and would be going on a 10-day retreat in Polokwane, Limpopo, to “meditate”. But the clergyman never returned. Now his estranged wife, Nomahlubi Vokwana-Ndungane, who had kept her husband’s disappearance “in the family”, has turned to the courts in a desperate bid to force him to support her financially. The shocking allegations surfaced this week when the...
  • Mr. President Why Did You Give a Medal to TWO DIFFERENT JEW HATERS Today ?

    08/12/2009 3:09:59 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 526+ views
    The Lid ^ | 8/12/09 | The Lid
    Today the President handed out the Presidential Medal of Freedom to not one, but two Antisemites. There was has been a lot of written about one of of the recipients, former Irish President Mary Robinson, who was responsible for the 1991 UN Conference on Racism, which turned out to be a conference for every type of Antisemitism in the world. But the former UN hate monger wasn't the only Antisemite receiving a Presidential award today, the other one honored by the President was Bishop Desmond Tutu For example Tutu has made some very disturbing statements about the Holocaust. He has...
  • Tutu urges Obama apology on Iraq

    02/19/2009 6:05:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 756+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Feb. 19, 2009
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has warned Barack Obama of the risk of squandering the goodwill he says the US president's election has generated. In an article for BBC News, he says it would be "wonderful" if Mr Obama apologised for the invasion of Iraq. He also says he prays that Mr Obama will be tough on African dictators. The Nobel Peace Prize winner adds that the UK's standing in the world has suffered because of its co-operation with the US in the "war on terror".
  • Obama, don't lose goodwill - Tutu

    02/18/2009 4:38:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies · 697+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 18, 2009
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has warned Barack Obama of the risk of squandering the goodwill he says the US president's election has generated. In an article for BBC News, he says it would be "wonderful" if Mr Obama apologised for the invasion of Iraq. He also says he prays that Mr Obama will be tough on African dictators. The Nobel Peace Prize winner adds that the UK's standing in the world has suffered because of its co-operation with the US in the "war on terror". [snip] He calls Mr Obama's election an "epoch-making event that filled the whole world with hope...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • Tutu accuses S Africa over Mugabe

    12/24/2008 3:31:08 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 560+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 | unattributed
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has accused South Africa of losing the moral high ground by failing to stand up to Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe. The Nobel peace-prize winner told the BBC that using force should be an option to get rid of Mr Mugabe. Archbishop Tutu also said he was saddened that his own country appeared not to be on the side of Zimbabweans... Archbishop Tutu said: "How much more suffering is going to make us say 'No we have given Mr Mugabe enough time?'" He also said South Africa had a leadership role as its president chairs the Southern African...
  • Desmond Tutu: "Rev. Wright Says What All Blacks Want to Say"

    05/15/2008 8:04:44 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 49 replies · 426+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/15/2008 | Gateway Pundit
    elf-appointed Elder, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, spoke out in Chicago this week on the Rev. Wright controversy. Desmond Tutu believes that Wright says the things that all black Americans want to say... Really? The Chicago Tribune and LGF Quick Links reported: "You are a crazy country," Tutu, 76, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, said in an interview with the Tribune. "You're a country that has I think some of the most generous people I've ever come across in the world." But he chided Americans for getting "very, very upset" with the pastor of Sen. Barack Obama,...
  • Desmond Tutu: Equality of U.S. blacks an 'illusion' ["You are a crazy country," Tutu, 76.........]

    05/14/2008 6:55:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 114+ views
    Desmond Tutu: Equality of U.S. blacks an 'illusion' By Storer H. Rowley Tribune reporter May 14, 2008 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu weighed in on the presidential campaign Tuesday in Chicago, praising America's ability to produce the first viable African-American presidential candidate while describing the nation as haunted by a racial divide that still offers blacks what he called only "the illusion of equality." "You are a crazy country," Tutu, 76, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, said in an interview with the Tribune. "You're a country that has I think some of the most generous people I've...
  • Obama Blogger Compared to David Duke

    04/09/2008 9:31:08 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies · 165+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/9/08 | Bill Levinson
    “Alan from Upland CA” has finally stepped up to challenge Tony Wicher’s anti-Semitic hate speech at Barack Obama’s official Web site. ...Alan replies to Mr. Wicher’s “Obama’s Jewish Problem” as follows. Obama’s sanction of Wicher’s commentary, plus his unbelieveable cowardice (heck, he all but called Abraham Lincoln a “Racist”) in denouncing the Black Nazi Wright is enough of a turn-off. Wicher just adds more fuel to the fire. Could have been set by David Duke or Farrakhan... ...Tony Wicher’s and Desmond Tutu’s terminology for Zionists and even Jews is identical to material from David Duke’s Web site. Again, all this...
  • Obama Hosts Anti-Israel Blogger

    04/08/2008 11:10:35 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Wicher repeatedly refers to Israel as an apartheid state, and in fact claims that Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Authority Arabs is “worse than apartheid.” ...He dismisses any who call his claims of Israeli “apartheid” anti-Semitic as members of the “Zionist thought police.”
  • Obama Web Page Equates “Jewish Lobby” to Hitler, Mussolini

    04/04/2008 9:54:04 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies · 482+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 4/4/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Tony Wicher’s “My Favorite Antisemite” at the Official Website of Barack Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign attacks the Zionist Thought Police and then quotes Desmond Tutu, who suggests that the “powerful Jewish Lobby” will fall like Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin, and other dictators. When circulating this story to your associates, please keep the following in mind: (1) This is Barack Obama’s official campaign site, and it is under his editorial control. (2) Tony Wicher’s material cannot be written off as a hit and run smear job by a Republican or Clinton operative. His point score, a measurement of his activity at...
  • "My Favorite Antisemite" [at Obama's Web site, compares "Jewish Lobby" to Hitler and Mussolini]

    04/03/2008 3:29:46 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 78+ views
    The utterly charming thing about the Zionist Thought Police is their apparent inability to restrain themselves, even from the very excesses that will prove to be their own undoing. Having asked sane and rational people to believe that Jimmy Carter is a Holocaust denier simply for pointing out the obvious about the apartheid regime Israel maintains in the occupied territories, the same crew now want us to believe that Archbishop Desmond Tutu is an anti-Semite. “But you know as well as I do that, somehow, the Israeli government is placed on a pedestal [in the U.S.], and to criticize it...
  • Carter, Annan to head peace mission (at behest of organization known as The Elders)

    03/07/2008 11:16:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 176+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/08 | AP
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The council of world leaders launched by former President Nelson Mandela is sending a three-person team to help ease tensions in the troubled Middle East, the organization known as The Elders said Friday. Former President Jimmy Carter, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and former Irish president Mary Robinson will visit Israel, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Saudi Arabia from April 13-21. Launched last year to celebrate Mandela's 89th birthday, the group of 12 world leaders is dedicated to fostering peace and resolving global crises. Annan noted his recent mission to Kenya in which...
  • Dancing With Desmond: Who cares about a South African cleric's false charges?

    11/12/2007 12:33:44 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 3 replies · 161+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-12-07 | Jonathan Tobin
    Later this month, representatives of Israel's government are slated to attend a new peace summit at Annapolis, Md., sponsored by the Bush administration. Desperate not to be seen as obstructing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's goal of creating a Palestinian state before her boss's term expires in January 2009, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has enthusiastically endorsed the conference. Given the fact that the history of Mideast "peace" summits shows that such conclaves are as likely to increase violence as they are to engender reconciliation, the stakes for Israel's future at Annapolis are enormous. Placed in this dramatic context, can there...
  • Zimbabwe Needs Your Help, Tutu Tells Brown

    09/19/2007 2:00:46 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 80+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-19-2007 | Peta Thornycroft -Sebastien Berger
    Zimbabwe needs your help, Tutu tells Brown By Peta Thornycroft and Sebastien Berger Last Updated: 2:34am BST 19/09/2007 Gordon Brown should put more pressure on President Robert Mugabe to improve Zimbabwe's human rights record, Desmond Tutu said last night. The Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and Nobel peace prize winner said the "quiet diplomacy" pursued by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) had "not worked at all". He called on Britain and the West to pressure SADC, including South Africa, which is chairing talks between President Mugabe's Zanu-PF party and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, to set firm deadlines...
  • In Tit for Tat, Israel says Ta-Ta to Tutu

    12/17/2006 2:31:16 AM PST · by kingattax · 17 replies · 1,308+ views
    israelinsider ^ | December 14, 2006 | Alex Margolin
    Looks like Desmond Tutu won't be making a visit to Israel after all. Upset that Israel refused to roll out the red carpet for the Archbishop, Tutu packed off in a huff, taking his six-person band of merry UN pranksters with him. Too bad for the people who think the peace effort could use another biased report on Israel from the UN Human Rights Council, a body so blatantly anti-Israel that it makes one long for the old, discredited UN Commission on Human Rights. In only six months of existence, the UNHRC has managed to condemn Israel eight times, compared...
  • Israel won't bar Desmond Tutu's entry

    12/03/2006 10:31:19 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 3, 2006 | HERB KEINON
    Israel will not cooperate with a UN fact-finding mission to investigate last month's botched shelling in Beit Hanoun that killed 19 people, but will not bar entry into the country to the mission's head, South African Noble Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu. Tutu, who won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his anti-apartheid efforts, is by no means "persona non-grata" in Israel, a senior government official said Sunday. But, he added, Israel would not cooperate with the mission, just as it did not cooperate with a fact-finding mission the UN sent in 2002 to investigate what the Palestinians claimed then...
  • Desmond Tutu, who likened Israel to Hitler, to lead UN Beit Hanoun probe

    12/01/2006 1:02:36 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 9 replies · 561+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | November 30, 2006
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been named to head a United Nations fact-finding mission to the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, where 19 civilians were killed by a misfired Israeli artillery shell earlier this month, UN officials said Wednesday. Tutu, who has compared Israel to Hitler in the past, has made numerous public statements that many acknowledge to be borderline anti-Semitism while others claim to be anti-Semitism outright. In 2002, Tutu told a Boston audience that, "People are scared in this country [the US], to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful - very powerful." Tutu, a...
  • Tutu to head UN rights mission to Gaza

    11/29/2006 2:26:26 PM PST · by Risha · 19 replies · 372+ views
    jpost ^ | Nov. 29, 2006 | Jacob Slosberg
    Tutu to head UN rights mission to Gaza Jacob Slosberg and AP, THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 29, 2006 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has in the past compared Israeli policies with those under apartheid, has been named to head a United Nations fact-finding mission to the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun, where an IDF artillery barrage killed 19 civilians earlier this month, UN officials said Wednesday. The Nobel Peace laureate will travel to Gaza to "assess the situation of victims, address the needs of survivors, and make recommendations on ways and means to protect Palestinian civilians against further...
  • S Africa becoming powder keg: Tutu

    10/07/2006 6:13:26 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 22 replies · 828+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 8 October 2006 | Zoe Daniel
    South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has used his 75th birthday to warn that the widening gap between rich and poor is turning South Africa into a powder keg that may explode into civil unrest. The Anglican Archbishop was a key activist in ridding South Africa of apartheid but, at 75, his work is not over. Now he is speaking on behalf of the poor blacks who make up the majority of the country's population. "I am very surprised that it has taken them so long to vent their anger and their impatience," he said. In the lead-up to his...
  • The Democratic Entourage: Can Rahm Emanuel deliver the House?

    09/19/2006 6:58:39 AM PDT · by PDR · 11 replies · 719+ views
    MSNBC - Newsweek ^ | Spet. 19, 2006 | H. Fineman & H. Bailey
    It is getting late in the season, but John Yarmuth still wants in—into the club, the entourage. He is the Democratic candidate for Congress in Louisville, Ky., hoping to oust Republican incumbent Anne Northup. The club is the Democrats' Red to Blue Program. If you are a member—there will be about 40 of them—donations from strangers across the country will blow through your campaign mail slot like letters from Hogwarts. All you have to do is convince Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Chicago that you are worthy and that you can win. But that is the hard part. Under Emanuel, the...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S.

    09/17/2006 8:04:11 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 89 replies · 2,029+ views
    AP ^ | 9/17/06 | CHASE SQUIRES
    Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S. By CHASE SQUIRES, AP DENVER (Sept. 17) - Ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates chbishop called for world peace and took aim at U.S. policy makers, asking an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 youth to demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries. The Archbishop Desmond Tutu had stern words for the Bush administration. "Then how can you commit Guantanamo Bay? Take back your country," he said. Only the Dalai Lama, whose speech at the three-day PeaceJam convention at the University of Denver was...
  • White 'Ingratitude' Worries Tutu

    05/01/2006 6:57:18 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies · 1,429+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-2-2006
    White 'ingratitude' worries Tutu Archbishop Tutu and Mr de Klerk are both Nobel peace laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said South Africa's white community has not shown enough appreciation of the generosity shown to them by black South Africans. Ex-President FW de Klerk said in turn that black citizens should be grateful to whites for surrendering power. Archbishop Tutu headed the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission which began work in April 1996. In an interview with BBC News, he said the commission failed to engage the white community sufficiently. He also expressed concern about social inequalities and levels of poverty...
  • NBC News : "Tutu" Much !

    11/26/2005 8:35:12 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 8 replies · 976+ views
    The Morning Paper | 11/26/05 | vanity
    NBC News : Tutu Much ! It was difficult to say which was the greater display of arrogance:Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s hypocritical condemnation of the United States – or NBC’s broadcast of this condemnation to the American people – at a time when American men and women are risking their lives overseas. Let me address NBC first. What the network did last night was the moral equivalent of interviewing Joseph Goebbels orTokyo Rose or Axis Sally during World War II : slimy beyond belief ! As to the good Archbishop: his nation (South Africa) has , for many years, interfered...
  • Mandela wins BBC's 'global election'

    10/03/2005 3:24:29 AM PDT · by LwinAungSoe · 22 replies · 1,309+ views
    BBC News ^ | 30 September 2005
    Mandela wins BBC's 'global election'   Mandela was selected by more than half the players Former South African President Nelson Mandela has topped a BBC poll to find the person most people would like to lead a fantasy world government.More than 15,000 people worldwide took part in the interactive Power Play game, in which players were invited to choose a team of 11 to run the world from a list of around 100 of the most powerful leaders, thinkers and other high-profile people on the planet. The second choice was former US President Bill Clinton. The winning 11 were...
  • DFU SONG: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Hitchens makes tutu boy Ronnie Reagan look like a fool)

    07/08/2005 7:24:40 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 1,201+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - DANCE OF THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Ronnie Reagan surely doesn't have, doesn't have, doesn't have His great father's brains In his tutu, Hitchens tore him up, tore him, tore him up Ronnie was in pain He just couldn't seem make a point, make a point, make a point It was all in vain What a sissy...Ron's a sissy...little girly...little girly man (cute little tippy toe music) Chris abused him and he wiped the floor, wiped the floor, wiped the floor With the little punk When it comes to terror, Ronnie is, Ronnie is, Ronnie is Really full...
  • Fordham gives honorary doctorate to Archbishop Tutu of South Africa

    03/01/2005 1:07:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 167+ views
    Catholic.org ^ | 2/28/2005
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Fordham University in New York awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters Feb. 23 to retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. The presentation brought a prolonged standing ovation by students, faculty, trustees and visitors who packed the church on the university's Bronx campus for the event. "Fordham University feels a special bond of spiritual kinship with Archbishop Tutu," said the degree citation read by Nancy A. Busch, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The archbishop's "lifelong quest for peace and justice, inspired by Gospel values," corresponds to what Jesuit-run Fordham considers...
  • Religion is Morally Neutral

    01/02/2005 5:05:09 PM PST · by guitarist · 13 replies · 511+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC.com ^ | Dec. 30, 2004 | Arlene Getz
    Dec. 30 - During the harshest years of apartheid, Desmond Tutu was always an outspoken voice of conscience. The 73-year-old Anglican archbishop faced down dirty tricks, arrests and assassination threats to lead protest marches and highlight racial injustice in his native South Africa. And when his country finally became a democracy in 1994, Tutu went on to chair the Truth and Reconciliation Commission—a widely-admired panel that granted amnesty to human rights violators and set a global model for other countries trying to come to terms with legacies of political violence.
  • Tutu turns scorn on Mbeki in row shaking black South Africa

    11/30/2004 2:25:27 PM PST · by kupia_kummi · 50 replies · 744+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | November 30, 2004 | FRED BRIDGLAND FRED BRIDGLAND
    ARCHBISHOP Desmond Tutu yesterday fired the latest salvo in a bitter row with South African president Thabo Mbeki that is threatening to divide the country’s black leadership. The public slanging-match between the two leaders began last week when Mr Tutu accused the president of deepening the country’s poverty and stifling debate among his party. Mr Mbeki, who led the ANC to a 70 per cent victory in elections in April, hit back, charging the Nobel Peace laureate with speaking out of turn and resorting to "empty rhetoric". Yesterday, Mr Tutu responded with a sarcasm that will do nothing to defuse...
  • Desmond Tutu stars in off-Broadway play about U.S. policy in Guantanamo

    10/02/2004 2:17:40 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 565+ views
    AP ^ | 10/2/4 | VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK -- Moving from the pulpit to the stage, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is appearing off-Broadway in a drama blasting the Bush administration's handling of Guantanamo Bay detainees. The South African prelate and Nobel laureate was to appear Saturday night at a tiny theater in lower Manhattan, playing a judge in "Guantanamo: Honor Bound To Defend Freedom." The play portrays the plight of British detainees at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. Tutu's engagement is limited to two performances; the second is on Sunday afternoon. Weeks before the U.S. presidential election, Tutu is drawing attention to the treatment of hundreds...
  • Ami go Home

    08/23/2004 5:50:39 AM PDT · by Calusa · 272 replies · 3,228+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 08/20/2004 | Tom Goeller
    However, the consequences of such a significant troop withdrawal have a couple of downsides, too, most of all for the Germans. One mostly overlooked but important side effect is the departure of the US troops themselves. With their visible presence of African-Americans and immigrants from Asia and Latin America, they enriched the German shopping malls and restaurants, representing a multi-ethnic society. If they are gone, German society will lose a bit of color, so to speak. This step will play into the hands of right wing xenophobes whose aim is to purify the German nation. Here, by accident, the goal...