Day: February 10, 2012

al-Qaeda leader killed in drone attack who killed scores of Ahmadi Muslims

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iR15ECTQK6m1Wg3sjCFHJ6VllJVw?docId=CNG.e84246ecc808f1ab609f9d56334e67f5.341 ISLAMABAD — US missiles on Thursday killed the most senior Pakistani in Al-Qaeda, one of the Americans’ main targets in the country and wanted for attacks that killed scores of people, officials said. Badar Mansoor, who reputedly sent fighters to Afghanistan and ran a training camp in North Waziristan, […]

Saudi writer faces blasphemy after Tweets about Prophet (SAW)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/saudi-writer-detained-after-tweets-about-muhammad/2012/02/09/gIQApsgW2Q_story.html Saudi writer Hamza Kashgari faces charge of blasphemy after tweets about Muhammad By David Keyes, Published: February 9 David Keyes is executive director of the New York-based organization Advancing Human Rights and co-founder of CyberDissidents.org. His e-mail address is david.keyes@advancinghumanrights.org. Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari was detained in Malaysia on […]

The Gospel according to Obama

NY Times: OP-ED: At the National Prayer Breakfast last week, seeking theological underpinning for his drive to raise taxes on the rich, President Obama invoked the highest possible authority. His policy, he testified “as a Christian,” “coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’ ” Now, […]

Arab history has been correcting itself

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star, Lebanon Well, reviewing events in Syria this week, I guess the unipolar world, the looming American century, and the end of history that were simultaneously announced by assorted American chauvinists and crackpots at the end of the Cold War around 1990 can be […]