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Friday, July 29, 2011
Flash: Jeffrey Feltman hails behadings in Saudi Arabia and consider them essential to true reform
"WITH 33 people known to have lost their heads so far this year to the executioner’s righteous sword, it cannot be said that Saudi Arabia is a sissy about justice. But just to make sure, the kingdom’s rulers are making its laws even tougher....A draft law before the kingdom’s all-appointed proto-parliament, the Shura Council, threatens a blistering array of punishments for anyone remotely suspected of financing or engaging in “terrorism”. They may be held incommunicado and without charge for 120 days before being put before a special court that could impose further months of detention. Anyone convicted of causing death would be executed. Yet the definition of terrorism extends to such vague things as “endangering national unity” and “harming the interests of the state”." (thanks Khelil)
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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