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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Thus spoke Al-`Ar`ur
Shaykh `Adnan Al-`Ar`ur (the kooky Syrian cleric based in Saudi Arabia and who commands "some" support among "some" of the protesters in Syria--this is a question for you: who is more known in Syria? `Ar`ur or Gene Sharp?) here threatens to "cut off" the tongues of anyone in the Syrian National Council who does not call for international intervention in Syria.
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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