Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

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A local chamber of commerce and city ward’s office denied a permit to build a mosque in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the nation because the government can’t tax it as much as alternatives.

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on the exploitation of xenophobia and tribalism to encourage the violent violation of property rights, liberty and reason itself.

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Many Americans appear to be outraged that a Muslim community center might be built near Ground Zero. Here’s what the mainstream media will never tell you today (1:20):

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Eden Abergil, former Israel government militant, proudly posted pictures with bound and blindfolded prisoners to her Facebook profile. She is defending her pride and went so far to say she would “gladly kill Arabs—even slaughter them”, adding: “In war there are no rules.”

Yousef Munayyer, executive director at The Jerusalem Fund & The Palestine Center, debated this is much bigger issue of racism and dehumanization with Richard Hellman, president at the Middle East Research Center on “The Alonya Show” at RT where host Alonya Minkovski goes a bit fair, asking if this is Israel’s Abu Ghraib. The images were extraordinarily graphic from Abu Ghraib, but more importantly, more people paid attention to it, yet not enough. Her point that the “dehumanization”  aspect is striking and goes to the root of the problem (8:41):

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The Agency reportedly bounced around the idea of making a fake video depicting the deposed Iraqi president having sex with a young boy and circulating it around Iraq. The Agency also made a tape depicting Osama bin Laden and others drinking alcohol around a campfire that was not circulated.

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The U.S. Special Operation Forces continues to detain prisoners in torture centers in Afghanistan and disallowing them access to the Red Cross. Rachel Maddow’s summary at msnbc – 30 Nov 09 (1:30):

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“It is possible that having been at Walter Reed and having heard all these stories and been an Army psychiatrist and then knowing that he was going to deploy, that all of that caused him to snap,” said Aaron Glantz, editor of New America Media who focuses on the effects of the Iraq War on U.S. military personnel, to Amy Goodman at Democracy Now!.

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Jundallah has claimed responsibility for attacking a “unity gathering between Sunni and Shia tribal leaders”. The rising death toll was last reported at 49.

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