On another blog, I just came upon this speech given by Newt Gingrich. He discusses America's major security threats, namely "radical Islamists". He says clearly that we are not at war with terrorism--which is news to me. He claims that we are endangered by an Islamic threat. I obviously do understand that America has been … Continue reading Illustrations of Islamophobia Part II (and a little bit of hope)
I just stumbled on this video on YouTube of a poetry reading given by Taha Muhammad Ali, a renowned Palestinian poet. His poem, "Revenge", is beautiful in Arabic and English, and its message is one that we must often be reminded of--that hate should not breed hate. I think I'll be picking up his book, So … Continue reading Arab poet Taha Muhammad Ali
This report from Al Jazeera English discusses Israel's increasing crackdown on organizations and individuals who dissent against the government or support Palestinian causes. If other recent incidents have not compelled the American government to reconsider its support of Israel, than this must. Rather than cling to an increasingly false notion that Israel is the democratic … Continue reading Israel: Denying right to free speech
Thomas Friedman's latest column about CNN's poor choice to fire Middle East editor Octavia Nasr.
This is a must-watch segment from the Rachel Maddow show (click on "Fox News fabrication works again". Those of you who may be hesitant to watch it because it is from an MSNBC program, please take the five minutes to watch it anyway. The segment discusses the recent firing of a Dept of Ag official … Continue reading Must watch video: Obama administration eats up Fox News’ bait