Day: September 9, 2011

Egyptians attack Israel embassy

Reuters: Obama administration urges Egypt to protect embassy * Israel appeals for American help * Israel ambassador, family, staff fly back to Israel * At least 450 injured (Adds state TV says ambassador leaves, confrontations continue) By Sami Aboudi CAIRO, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the building […]

Opinion: If not now, when?

For Palestinians, justice is delayed and still denied Montreal Gazette: By Thomas Woodley Irwin Cotler says the time isn’t right for Palestinian statehood (“The time isn’t right for statehood bid” Opinion, Sept. 8). If not now, when? The Palestinian territories satisfy all of the requirements for statehood under international law. […]

Struggle for a voice of tolerance

Tom Allard Jakarta Ulil Abshar Abdalla is a Harvard-educated Islamic reformer, an adviser to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and one of Indonesia’s most perceptive intellectuals. Ask him about what has happened to Islam in Indonesia since the September 11 attacks, and he says: ”I think there has been a trend […]

Obama Challenges Congress on Job Plan

WASHINGTON — Mixing politically moderate proposals with a punchy tone, President Obama challenged lawmakers on Thursday to “pass this jobs bill” — a blunt call on Congress to enact his $447 billion package of tax cuts and new government spending, designed to revive a stalling economy and his own political […]

If there is one country that matters most to the future of al-Qaeda, it is Pakistan.

Soruce: Asia Times On line Pakistani terrorism experts believe that the current spate of high-intensity attacks, despite Bin Laden’s death four months ago, make obvious that al-Qaeda’s core elements are still resilient and that the outfit is cultivating stronger operational connections that radiate outward from hideouts in Pakistan to affiliates […]

The 10th anniversary of 9/11:

Natasha Fatah National Post , Toronto, Sep 9, 2011 Like most Canadians, I’ll never forget where I was when the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 struck. I was on the subway, travelling below the surface of the earth, unaware of the horror taking place above in our neighbouring country. […]

Israel to ‘punish’ Turkey

Jerusalem fights back: Foreign Minister Lieberman formulates series of tough moves in response to Turkish steps; Israel to cooperate with Armenian lobby in US, may offer military aid to Kurdish rebels Jerusalem to punish Erdogan: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has decided to adopt a series of harsh measures in response […]

Swiss Muslims deal with 9/11

by Julia Slater, swissinfo.ch Ten years ago Islamic extremists flew three planes into three iconic US buildings and the fall-out is still being felt. Muslims suddenly found themselves being regarded with suspicion as potential terrorists in many countries and their religion denigrated. Like most people who saw the attacks on […]

Jordan to send field hospital to Libya

AMMAN (Jordan Times) – His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday instructed the concerned authorities to dispatch a military field hospital to Libya to provide medical assistance to the Libyan people, a Royal Court statement said. The statement did not specify the location of the facility, but a government official has […]

Intensifying atrocities and threats

Source: Daily Times Pakistan Three developments on Wednesday point to the intensifying atrocities and threats from the terrorist network in Pakistan. First was the devastating and horrifying twin suicide attack targeting the DIG FC’s residence in Quetta. At least 26 people were killed, including the wife of the DIG FC […]

The problem with sock puppets

Source: Daily Times Pakistan When the Pentagon taps the best of our multi-lingual talent pool and tasks them with manipulating software sock puppets, it smacks of monumental stupidity. It is an adult daycare software programme and who knows which individuals will end up in their playpen The Guardian ran a […]