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March 02, 2014
The not-so-strange resilience of Takfarism
Check out the article by Sheikh Habib Ali Al Jifri, "Why is there no serious...
November 08, 2012
Why is Apple denying Americans information about their governnment’s drone attacks?
If you care about the health of American democracy and/or the large numbers of civilians...
July 16, 2012
Are you doing your part to support the few media that support us?
If you didn't catch it, the leading progressive political magazine in America, The Nation, recently...
May 19, 2011
Leave no arms merchant behind
Johann Hari has sharp piece on the OBL assassination and US foreign policy. Here's a...
September 26, 2010
The folly of “enhanced interrogation”
...and most Neocon contributions to foreign policy and counterterrorism, for that matter. There's a very...
July 23, 2009
The MSM’s new “Jihadism vs. McSufism” narrative
Br. Yahya Birtfrom across the pond was so kind as to inform me of a much better...
June 03, 2009
Outsourcing human rights violations
Interesting commentary in the Washington Post about our government's continuing (and in some respects worsening)...
May 06, 2009
Imam Zaid Shakir’s critique of “Obsession” in Tikkun
Imam Zaid Shakir has an insightful piece in the current issue of the progressive Jewish...
April 04, 2009
Cheney as the Smirking Man
Political life after 9/11 often seems to imitate fiction. Increasingly, pulp fiction, alas.According to Seymour...
December 08, 2008
The realities of fighting terror in Pakistan
The article below illustrates why I think Washington demands of Pakistan are often not only...
March 12, 2008
Zbigniew Brzezinski on the GWOT idiocy
A snippet from a great op-ed by Zbigniew Brzezinski, whose name I need to learn...
January 18, 2008
Juan Cole on ‘Combatting Muslim Extremism’
While I'm at it, a month earlier Juan Cole had wrote an astute assessment of...
January 18, 2008
The menace of ‘Islamofascism” in Europe, small potatoes beside the resurgence of real Fascism
There's an insightful article in the January 7, 2008 issue of The Nation by Gary...
June 02, 2007
The eerie familiarity of Ehud Olmert’s problems
Doesn't this report about embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have an eerily familiar ring...
June 01, 2007
What about the threat from Christians in our midst?
Thought I'd share this inspired quip from Freedom Rider (emphasis added): The right wing are...
May 28, 2007
Reflections on Memorial Day
On this Memorial Day, let us all stop for a moment to thank and pray...
March 03, 2007
New from Monty Python: the Ministry of Silly Islamic Activists
Ever wonder how Monty Python would've discussed Islam and Muslims? Wonder no more. Behold the...
February 03, 2007
WoPo online discussion of Wahhabism
You can submit questions ahead of time, or during the discussion. Should be interesting. Too...
November 20, 2006
Tariq Ramadan and this adminstration’s need to dehumanize Muslims
L'affaire Tariq Ramadan lives on. [HT: American Leftist]. Why I'm Banned in the USA -...
November 11, 2006
Muslims, the new “natives”
Am writing a brief reaction paper to the chapter in Daniel Pals' (highly recommended) Eight...
November 08, 2006
The long overdue end to the Neocon nightmare
An inspired and inspiring polemic ("End of the Neo-Cons") has been loosed on the lunacy...
September 22, 2006
Ralph Peters: “Islam-haters” are the real 5th column
Do read Ralph Peters' courageous declaration of war on the real cancer within the American...
September 15, 2006
More on WoPo piece on Salafism
I had composed a long, detailed magnum opus the other night responding to the Washington...
September 06, 2006
Washington Post on Salafism today
The Washington Post ("For Conservative Muslims, Goal of Isolation a Challenge") has an interesting and...
July 15, 2006
An unlikely “mole” breaks a terror cell in Canada
An exceedingly interesting twist in a recent case of an alleged Canadian terror cell being...
July 14, 2006
Unbridled savagery in Bombay
I have watched the reports of carnage from the savage train bombings in Bombay with...
June 27, 2006
Fishy “Muslims” caught in the Seas of David
In a first in the post-9/11 political era, Muslim leaders in Miami have responded to...
June 24, 2006
Norm Solomon on selective outrage over barbarism
The ever insightful Norm Soloman on the consequences of the American media's spineless and selective...
May 30, 2006
How about policing OUR arms shipments?
There's a shocking report in The Guardian about mind-bogglingly lax and irresponsible monitoring by the...
May 24, 2006
Understanding Muslim Language
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