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Thursday, January 31, 2013
lies about Mali
in the north Malian city who have knowledge of the documents reported that there
was no malicious destruction of any library or collection, said the University
of Cape Town, which helped fund a state-of-the-art library to house
custodians of the libraries worked quietly throughout the rebel occupation of
Timbuktu to ensure the safety of their materials," said the university. Islamist
rebels have been in control of Timbuktu for nearly 10 months. The
university said that a report from Britain's Sky News that 25,000 manuscripts
had been burned was false. Other news reports quoted the city mayor, who wasn't
in the city, saying manuscripts had been destroyed, the university
said." (thanks AK)
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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