Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
I don't agree with his conclusions. I don't know any leftist who supports Islamic fundamentalism. Hallidy does not seem perturbed by Christian or Jewish fundamentalism.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
US ambassador in Lebanon "was at a dinner party a week or two ago and left, complaining that he was tired because he was "too busy running this country" he later burst out in complaint "i hate this country, i cant wait to leave" i think he's getting frustrated with the march 14 people asking him what to do all the time and bullshitting him."
I can't of course confirm this report, and will ask the American correspondent to see if he can confirm it. (The American correspondent confirmed the news to me and gave me the name of the source).
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
(Next in Michael Young's column: a feature on Saniora's sneezes, and how they will begin a process of solving the Arab-Israeli conflict).
And notice that According to the New York Times Israel NEVER occupies Arab lands. It merely "captures" them: "Israeli forces have now left approximately 90 percent of the buffer zone in southern Lebanon captured during the war." Or: "Israel captured the strategic plateau in the 1967 war and unilaterally annexed it in 1981."
("A scene added to “Idomeneo,” shown in a 2003 rehearsal, includes Muhammad and other religious figures.").
Conclusion: show the performance, NOW. When it mocks ALL religions and prophets, it can't be bad.
PS. Of course, the New York Times would never ever show images or texts that are offensive, say, to Jewish people or to African-Americans. (thanks Ema)
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
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Saturday, September 23, 2006
The speech by Nasrallah and the rally in the southern suburbs of
Friday, September 22, 2006
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Sunday, September 17, 2006
"In the 12th century, Peter the Venerable, Abbot of Cluny, initiated a dialogue with the Islamic world. "I approach you not with arms, but with words," he wrote to the Muslims whom he imagined reading his book, "not with force, but with reason, not with hatred, but with love." Yet his treatise was entitled Summary of the Whole Heresy of the Diabolical Sect of the Saracens and segued repeatedly into spluttering intransigence. Words failed Peter when he contemplated the "bestial cruelty" of Islam, which, he claimed, had established itself by the sword. Was Muhammad a true prophet? "I shall be worse than a donkey if I agree," he expostulated, "worse than cattle if I assent!" Peter was writing at the time of the Crusades. Even when Christians were trying to be fair, their entrenched loathing of Islam made it impossible for them to approach it objectively. For Peter, Islam was so self-evidently evil that it did not seem to occur to him that the Muslims he approached with such "love" might be offended by his remarks. This medieval cast of mind is still alive and well."