This Jodi Rudoren article in the New York Times is far from perfect, but it echoes things I wrote recently:Mayor Nir Barkat proudly trumpets the investments he has made over the past five years in the Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem: about $141 million for roads and infrastructure, $113 million to build 500 classrooms, more than $1 million for a single soccer field in Beit Safafa.Mr.
You know how Muslims always say how the Hajj rituals prove that they all treat each other equally and with respect? How Western nations could stand to learn a thing or two about human rights from watching Muslim pilgrims?Well, not so much.A group of Americans visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj were threatened and attacked earlier this week on Oct. 16 by a radicalized group of extremists.
From MEMRI:In an Al-Arabiya TV interview, Kuwaiti columnist Fouad Al-Hashem, talking about the tendency of the Arab peoples to idolize leaders, said that they "need to have large portions of their brains examined."Following are excerpts from the interview, which aired on January 16, 2014.
From the Times of Oman on Monday:Gulf Arab states will hold a summit this week to discuss a proposal to form an EU-like union.A proposal to develop the Gulf Cooperation Council into a fully-fledged union has proven divisive, with Oman saying it would leave the GCC if the idea is approved.
I admit I am having problems parsing this article from Iran's Ahlul Bayt News Agency:Ayatollah Sadr el Din Ghabanchi, Iraqi prayer leader in Najaf referred to the efforts of the Zionist regime to promote hostility between Islamic denominations with Shia Muslims stressing that regional allies of the Zionist regime have turned into enemies of Shia.
I was looking through the results of the World Karate Championships (Junior and Cadet) that I reported on yesterday saying that a Kuwaiti team refused to face Israel.On Saturday, Israeli competitors went up against Egyptians twice.And Egypt won both times. A. Ismail beat Y. Tzur in the third round of their competition, and E. Abdelkader defeated the same Y.
Britain's Daily Mail tabloid reports that a street preacher has been awarded just over $20K in a lawsuit filed after he was arrested for telling two teenagers that they will burn in hell for being gay. John Craven, 57, recited from Revelation after two gay teenagers asked about his views on homosexuality.
From Ian:Daniel Pipes: "Antisemite Max Blumenthal Incites Murder of Three in Kansas"Daniel Greenfield suggests that Miller referred here to "a Blumenthal interview on Putin's propaganda channel RT, which he has since defended, in which he claimed that Netanyahu was targeting Ron Paul and Obama." (That interview, from January 2012, can be seen on YouTube.
For months now, we've been writing about how the Senate Intelligence Committee is sitting on an apparently devastating 6,300 page report, which cost taxpayers $40 million, looking into the CIA's torture program.
Late Tuesday night, the NYPD raided an apartment in Manhattan in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death on Sunday. Police arrested two suspected heroin dealers and two others who happened to be at the apartment. Read more...
Al Masry al Youm reports that a Kuwaiti karate competitor has forfeited his match, and a chance for a bronze medal, rather than compete against an Israeli today.The World Junior Karate and Cadet Championships are being held in Guadalajara, Spain, this year.The Secretary General of the Karate Union in Kuwait said that players were explicitly told not to play any Israeli competitors.
According to a Ma'an editorial:Immediately after Israeli forces murdered Mahmoud al-Najjar, Mousa Makhamra and Muhammad Nayroukh in Yatta on Tuesday, Israel started a large media campaign claiming the three men were planning to found an al-Qaeda-affiliated group in the West Bank. The campaign was very fast, very large and prepared in advance.
Jew-hating Arabs have managed to make a big deal over Jews peacefully visiting and praying in their holiest sites on the Temple Mount, the Kotel, the Tomb of Joseph and the Maarat HaMachpela. In each case the Muslims claim that these holy sites are really Islamic, and that the Jews are "usurping" them.
JPost reports:Clashes broke out between Jewish and Muslim worshipers at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Sunday morning, prompting police to close the site to Jewish worshipers.According to Army Radio, a group of Jewish worshipers visiting the Temple Mount began singing Hanukka songs and demonstratively praying despite police instruction against such activity.
Torrential rains forced France's famed anti-gay Hommen into a totally not homoerotic group huddle during yesterday's protest against President Francois Hollande. As is typical for France's neo-Nazi supported anti-gay movement, things got violent.
From Ian:Ex-Gitmo detainee latest to be suspected of terrorismWestern human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, promoted Begg's account of his experiences as a U.S. detainee but their association with him was controversial even among their own staffers.
Expressen shows us a page from a textbook that is being used in a ninth grade class on religions:Translation:Student Worksheet: Judaism - was the first but is the least.Who has the right to the land?Imagine you ask a Jew and an Arab about who has right to the land now called Israel. Write what you think they would answer and how they would justify their opinion.