Day: January 24, 2015

The obscenity of calling Saudi King Abdullah a “reformer” Saudi Arabia’s deceased King Abdullah, according to just about every obituary in major Western publications, was a reformer. The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, and NPRall describe Abdullah as a ruler committed to reforming Saudi Arabia’s notoriously repressive practices. Sen. John McCain called Abdullah an advocate for peace; IMF head Christine Lagarde called […]

Japan: Muslims stress Islam rejects terrorism

Source: | The Yomiuri Shimbun The recent case in which two Japanese men were taken hostage by a group believed to be the Islamic State has drawn widespread criticism from Muslims living in Japan. “Islam does not condone persecution or violence,” Muhammed Rasit Alas, a 30-year-old imam dressed in white, told devotees […]

Murdering Journalists … Them and Us

Global Research: by William Blum — After Paris, condemnation of religious fanaticism is at its height. I’d guess that even many progressives fantasize about wringing the necks of jihadists, bashing into their heads some thoughts about the intellect, about satire, humor, freedom of speech. We’re talking here, after all, about young […]

Eating grass

Source: ET In the 1970s, the then prime minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, famously declared that, “We will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will have our own,” while referring to the attainment of nuclear weapons. Forty years after that declaration, we both have the bomb and — […]