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Sunday, November 20, 2016
What Max Fisher of the New York Times won't report about Saudi regime sectarianism
Look at this. This is the leading Saudi regime mouthpiece, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat (owned by King Salman himself and his son, Muhammad). The headline and the story "reports" that World Heath Organization warned from "illegitimate pregnancies" during a Shi`ite religious ritual, implying that Shi`ite religious rituals are series of orgies. The World Health Organization denied the story but it did not dare name the source, that it was an official Saudi regime newspaper.
PS I am told that Ash-Shraq Al-Awsat removed the story but luckily enough people captured images from the print edition.
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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