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born part Arab part Scots/Irish, worked in training ulema for the european environment/ journalist broadcaster for many years working mainly for bbc. From a faction of euro-islam much favored by the establishment, writer etc nothing really of interest may as well move along.

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  • 'This land is ours. All of it is ours': Meet the Netanyahu cabinet members focused on fighting BDS & annexing the West Bank
    • The Arab Christian saint the holy Mar Ahudemmeh said to his charges when establishing a monastery in the wastes to provide water to the wayfarer,

      " My children, love one another, and pray constantly; receive strangers with a warm heart so that your work may not be in vain"

      p.180 Byzantium and the Arabs in the sixth century by Irfan Shahid

      link to books.google.ie

      his one same title but fourth century is also good. Note all the references to Provincia Arabia and Palestina Secunda and Tertia etc, the mixed nature of the communities, Armenians, Persians, Levantines etc. Also the careful reader will notice that there is great difference between the meanings of 'Arab and A'rab.

      As you imply Mr. Eller, it sometimes seems as if there is no such thing as an actually existing Muslim, Jew or Christian, "with a warm heart so that your work may not be in vain".

      Well said.

  • The grotesque injustice of Obama's speech at the Washington synagogue
    • Brewer are you saying even Apostates should have a voice?

      If Jerry Hough can publish,

      link to counterpunch.org

      who should be silenced just because they may believe in some racist crap, Liars Homphi have no moral authority to damn anyone, we refuse to be divided we refuse your sanctimonious inquisition. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, however wrong it is at other times, you cant argue against that, arent you the "all those radical sheikhs at Al-Azhar" moron, the undercover out-reach fabulator.

      you H, you benefit from the fact that some us just don't have any standards, if you aren't beyond the pale no one is.

      Charlie, Charlie what have you started.

      Who knows (sending love to my friends and foes)

  • Sam Harris and the dangers of false atheism
    • you da man Mooser, if you werent an ungulate i'd swear you are camelish.

      have you met Hatim al Tai, google him, this here is all the scriptures in 840 words

      and this real religion:

      The Heart Sutra

      Thus have I heard. Once the Blessed One was dwelling in Rajagriha at Vulture Peak mountain, together with a great gathering of the sangha of monks and a great gathering of the sangha of bodhisattvas. At that time the Blessed One entered the samadhi that expresses the dharma called "profound illumination," and at the same time noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, while practicing the profound prajnaparamita, saw in this way: he saw the five skandhas to be empty of nature.

      Then, through the power of the Buddha, venerable Shariputra said to noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, "How should a son or daughter of noble family train, who wishes to practice the profound prajnaparamita?"

      Addressed in this way, noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, said to venerable Shariputra, "O Shariputra, a son or daughter of noble family who wishes to practice the profound prajnaparamita should see in this way: seeing the five skandhas to be empty of nature. Form is emptiness; emptiness also is form. Emptiness is no other than form; form is no other than emptiness. In the same way, feeling, perception, formation, and consciousness are emptiness. Thus, Shariputra, all dharmas are emptiness. There are no characteristics. There is no birth and no cessation. There is no impurity and no purity. There is no decrease and no increase. Therefore, Shariputra, in emptiness, there is no form, no feeling, no perception, no formation, no consciousness; no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind; no appearance, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no dharmas, no eye dhatu up to no mind dhatu, no dhatu of dharmas, no mind consciousness dhatu; no ignorance, no end of ignorance up to no old age and death, no end of old age and death; no suffering, no origin of suffering, no cessation of suffering, no path, no wisdom, no attainment, and no non-attainment. Therefore, Shariputra, since the bodhisattvas have no attainment, they abide by means of prajnaparamita.

      Since there is no obscuration of mind, there is no fear. They transcend falsity and attain complete nirvana. All the buddhas of the three times, by means of prajnaparamita, fully awaken to unsurpassable, true, complete enlightenment. Therefore, the great mantra of prajnaparamita, the mantra of great insight, the unsurpassed mantra, the unequaled mantra, the mantra that calms all suffering, should be known as truth, since there is no deception. The prajnaparamita mantra is said in this way:

      OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA

      Thus, Shariputra, the bodhisattva mahasattva should train in the profound prajnaparamita.

      Then the Blessed One arose from that samadhi and praised noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, saying, "Good, good, O son of noble family; thus it is, O son of noble family, thus it is. One should practice the profound prajnaparamita just as you have taught and all the tathagatas will rejoice."

      When the Blessed One had said this, venerable Shariputra and noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, that whole assembly and the world with its gods, humans, asuras, and gandharvas rejoiced and praised the words of the Blessed One.

      Lotsawa Bhikshu Rinchen De translated this text into Tibetan with the Indian pandita Vimalamitra. It was edited by the great editor-lotsawas Gelong Namkha and others. This Tibetan text was copied from the fresco in Gegye Chemaling at the glorious Samye vihara. It has been translated into English by the Nalanda Translation Committee, with reference to several Sanskrit editions.

    • Zakir Naik: A Saudi-backed Radical Islamic Televangelist

      link to meforum.org

      and

      2012 Defense Intelligence Agency Document:
      West Will Facilitate Rise of Islamic State “in Order to Isolate the Syrian Regime”

      link to informationclearinghouse.info

      I mean whats it all about? you keep watching the Muslims, radicalization is invisible, it could be happening in a Muslim near you right now.

      Its stochastic no one knows why it occurs, not to essentialize but its probably inherent to Islam.
      I am currently holding the fort against my own incipient atavism, wish me luck, all our lives could depend on my success.

  • Letter from Baltimore
    • " they are brought to a social service center and released to their parents. This is not a secret"

      So they are detained in a social service center, its not a secret its in the article, if they are not detained how can they be released? I see its a social service.

    • This is the best thing I have read from the frontline in the USA, wonderful, thanks.

      "Incidentally, the city has a year-round curfew for youth 14 years and under, a controversial law enacted last year under which minors can be brought to detention centers if found on the street after 9 pm. " How insolent of the authorities.

      Thanks for introducing Juan, that bit of this piece was wonderful, how patient and steadfast these people are, truly admirable, best thing I have read in a while, I am inspired.

  • Netanyahu: Jerusalem was always the capital 'of the Jewish people alone'
    • Jeffrey, as a German you may not have had access to the Jewish Virtual library, link below, the point about names is that of course the Nabateans (its complicated) were Arabs/Canaanites who spoke Aramaic, how do we know they was Arabs, their names, their kings often went by "Aretas" which just the Roman for Harithat, there is no more Arab name than that, sorry.

      "According to the generally accepted division of the Semitic languages , Arabic (also called, more appropriately, North Arabic) belongs to the southwest Semitic branch, although some scholars affiliate it with central Semitic. The affinity between Arabic and Hebrew (which belongs to the northwest Semitic branch) is conspicuous and finds its reflection also in the genealogical tables of the Bible." Much more at:

      link to jewishvirtuallibrary.org

    • "With full honours?"

      Yes Pro Rata Ad Infinitum and time served.

      Can you imagine the suffering of even temporary Gentility.

    • Jeff, thats a Jewish name? Actually its middle French for the old German Gottfried, so you are a middle French Old High German posing as a Jew, figures.

      All excommunicated Jews are hereby re-incorporated, it had to be a hoax, bloody Germans.

    • Jeffallah
      of course you will know that Abuadam is merely a version of that ( also a well known West Semitic loan word in Sumerian), Ugaritic term Ab adam, an ephiphet of El, or God, ie Father of Man, it appears your atheism may have been a touch hasty. He forgives if you stop bullshitting.

      Zaid

      here is some rather funny scholarly bitching about Genesis and Atra Hassis and Enku and Ninhirsag and of course Nin-ti, created as the Physician, first woman, to heal the sick organ or sore rib of Enku, the primordial woman translates from the Sumerian, as lady of the rib or as ti has another meaning "The Lady Who Gives Us Life", I always liked that, we'd be lost without Mummy.

      I studied Inscriptions from before the Flood. (I thought David Toshio Tsumura's bit was hilarious, i may be a bit perverse, bickering scholars are funny to me) at the link you may even look inside.
      link to books.google.ie

  • 'So wait, the Nakba is…?': Listening to Israelis discuss the Nakba
    • "Pity, because I like Ireland and wish I had friends there."

      ah just have a listen to Pogue Mahone, it's an instruction sadly you will have to follow, the Irish are too good for you, you will have to aim lower, the Welsh are always available.

  • 'This is where we are, and we are not leaving here' — Notes from BirthWrong
  • Ilan Pappe on the western awakening and what it means for Israel/Palestine
    • and if may I point out, with the mods discretion, many of you seem to be young professionals, you attend meetings, in Africa they have revolutionized the meeting, to the eternal benefit of all young academics and all employees, I guess they should get Nebraska (no one is using it right now) at a minimum, I have my eyes on Manhattan, but am a degenerate with no social capital to expend, I promise I wouldn't waste it, even just a bit of it would do.

    • "How can they treat an inebriated, bitter old man in this fashion"

      oh now steady on that cut me to the quick, the mods have no mercy on me, though i am censored, but only when i deserve it.

  • Bedouin village razed 83 times must pay $500,000 for demolitions, Israel says
    • Thats only $6,024 dollars a shot, good deal, you try demolishing your village for less. They could probably lower their unit costs by putting in a pre-order for say 200 demolitions.

  • Shit Israeli soldiers did in Gaza
    • "Yes, the IRA has always been mindful of civilians, legendarily so"

      The IRA are not Irish Soldiers, relying on a superficial largely MSM semi-sensate reading of things leads to idiocy like the above

      lets check some figures between 1969 and 1998

      all combined Republicans paramilitaries are responsible for 2060 killed

      727 Civilians
      1080 British Security Forces
      187 Republican paramilitaries (inclusive of accidents, informers and feuds)
      56 Loyalist paramilitaries.
      10 Irish security.

      35% civilian

      of which the Provisional IRA caused 1711 deaths

      512 Civilians
      1012 British Security Forces
      141 Republican paramilitaries
      39 Loyalist Paramiltaries
      7 Irish security

      29.9% civilian

      Loyalist paramilitaries killed 1016 people during the Troubles:

      868 Civilians
      14 British Security
      41 Republican paramilitaries.
      93 Loyalist paramilitaries (mostly feuds, some accidents)

      85.43% of people killed by Loyalists were civilians. 4.7% of the people killed by Loyalists were Republican paramilitaries. That figure includes Republicans who were ex-paramilitaries. Loyalists killed more civilians then anyone during the Troubles.

      The Loyalists and British Security Forces combined killed 1055 civilians during the Troubles. That's 328 more civilians then all Republican groups combined and more then double the number civilians who were killed by the PIRA.

      "Also, as far as the Brits, I was sarcastic. I was referring to the Bengali famine, which was only the latest in an endless string of horrors and deprivations unleashed on one of the world’s oldest civilizations"

      The same bastards established Zionism in Palestine and destroyed one of the oldest societies on earth, you are not sarcastic you are an ignoramus.

  • Netanyahu appoints Ayelet Shaked—who called for genocide of Palestinians—as Justice Minister in new government
    • " “No Irish person wrote Ulysses”

      James Joyce wasn’t Irish?"

      While Joyce was Irish, he is not an Irish person, he is an Irish institution. I am surprised you didn't know that.

  • MSM's platform for Pamela Geller is equivalent to normalizing David Duke and Nazis
    • and something a little academic but as always Muslims manage to disappoint and are woefully ignorant and forgetful

      Beyond Orientalism

      Gauri Viswanathan: speaking of Amitav Ghosh in an Egyptian village

      " The cultural and historical divisions are apparent even in the kinds of conflicts the narrator has with the Egyptian villagers:

      'The Imam and I had participated in our own final defeat, in the dissolution of the centuries of dialogue that had linked us: we had demonstrated the irreversible triumph of the language that has usurped all the others in which people once discussed their differences (236).'

      link to web.stanford.edu

    • "Wait a minute, there’s something familiar about that. No central authority? Authenticity residing in each group or sect, and no institutional test of authenticity?"

      Have you met the "Yahudi abangan" Herb Feith, who uses an Islamic model to express his freedom to do as he sees fit with his own mind and being. I haven't checked with the relevant authorities if he is still "Jewish", perhaps you could ask Jeff, when you have a moment.

      The only thing that keeps me within the faith is a paucity of prosthetic fore-skins.

      link to insideindonesia.org

    • "Are you and I experts on Islam?" yes, in my case, do you think knowledge of Islam is impossible, but that thankfully in its absence we can draw serious conclusions.

      "There’s no concensus"

      cool, thats witty (Sunni witty, hope it wasnt accidental)

      "and reasonable debate has already been vacated by other people who are indeed terrified of attacking Islam"

      Yes I get so frustrated Islam where is the criticism, thank you for your fearlessness.

      "This means that we either get no criticism at all" but "Are you and I experts on Islam"

      oh since you mentioned it

      "Like the support for death for leaving Islam, overwhelming support in supposedly “moderate” countries like Egypt"

      Egypt told you it was moderate? thankfully you haven't fallen for it.

      If you hadn't have brought it up i shouldn't of had to post these links, you'll thank me when we both get Rohaed

      So apostasy and the great news that Muslims know little of Islam and zilch about Fiqh, its the non-essentialized stagnation

      Apostasy, Freedom and Da’wah:
      Full Disclosure in a Business-like Manner

      Mohammad Omar Farooq
      September 2006

      link to google.ie

      He is one of them though so for background Frank Giffel, one of us.

      link to ghazali.org

      She knew the risks? Really how many of the presumably many such events have been decimated a la Charlie in the US, seems to be more dangerous to walk while black, isnt a murderous shooting spree is as American as apple pie, looks like "they" are integrating fine, rejoice.

      I saw the perpetrators car, was there a tank in attendance and of course the FBI have been monitoring one guy since 2007, the condominium between IS and the US is a wonder to behold. Without serious struggle you will never see your rights again.

      What is it about Islam? and whom should we ask?

      Its in the Quran, that's what I've heard.

  • 'BirthWrong' in the Cradle of Jewish Culture: Jews gather in southern Spain for tour that aims to repudiate Zionism
    • Zionism can not long term accommodate the non-, anti-Zionist Judaisms, ask a Muslim, Zionism must occupy Judaism, its the nature of the beast, great movements require sacrifices Judaism and Jews as well as many many others are the sacrifice required for a fully functioning Zionism as Islam and Muslims are for the new Islamism, a guy Mustafa Al Set Mariam Nasar nom de guerre Abu Musab al-Suri his record and analysis of his experiences in Homs and Hama under Hafez Assad led to a move away from the stolid brotherhood and has finally spawned the IS crew, he is the new Qutb, he wrote,

      "Da'wat al-muqawamah al-islamiyyah al-'alamiyyah",

      Islamic call to global resistance

      a theory of Islamic resistance, which explicitly rejects Islam in favour of a project so brutal and coldly calculating that it is with a sense of relief that one realizes that 90% of his strategies are aimed at terrifying and subduing the Muslims, at least he is mainstream in that way, in his opinion the US invasion of Iraq saved the hyper radical "Islamists" that became Nusra, IS et al, just when they were in profound crisis,

      "dont give a crap about" becomes "will tolerate no disobedience from" in short order,

      Saudi,Israel, the GCC's, (Egypt) and IS are now an openly operating axis, its going to be a tough century all round.

    • "300 km. west of Beersheva is somewhere in the Med. sea." Dont be obtuse is Egypt west of Beersheba?

      already you want to displace us and in to the sea, you are incorrigible.

    • "Judaism or Zionism?" ok dont hate me but I forsee a Judeo-Zionism gambit similar to that other successful scam, the Tibetans always welcome converts, they play a mean Trumpet/Horn, they are very non-violent though and are thus not a top nation, sometimes you have to go down market, I have known more Jews as co-religionists than in any other way, currently a VajraJew friend is freaking out on Kopan hill in Katmandu, She teaches madiyamika prasangika philosophy, very severely, shes from Birmingham UK, she could help you across, but brush up on your phenomenology, to avoid embarrassment.

    • well you are always very gracious, I hope your efforts bear fruit, my family comes from about 300km west of Beersheba near Zagazig, no one gives a damn about the local economies hundreds of years old or the local micro-cultures that were obliterated when our cousins in Palestine disappeared off the face of the earth, so that some suckers can live out their religious nationalist fantasies, the silk under your asses is wearing thin the costs of this insanity are going to go on increasing for the settlers and their state, the casualties will mount the end is nowhere in sight but seems to be in a hellish region. You won't escape but we are inured to abjection, I am told little wars are breaking out all over Sharkiya, with the state security apparatus taking significant unreported losses, if Egypt erupts the whole region will explode and endlessly repeating a mantra about murderous terrorist is a woefully inadequate response, especially for a man of the left. You can not reduce your victims to a tactic.

    • Sorry Jon I was all for you but it seems a Jew is out to get you, what can I do, my hands are tied.

      As to the Mosque when you say you support its restoration, can we expect civil disobedience on your part or is your support as worthless as your opinions about Hamas?

    • "can’t agree with you, there." you are probably right I was drunk and melancholy, isnt he in Beersheba where the Bedouin are trying to get access to their mosque closed in '48, praying in the street.

      Anyway its this turning Jews in to victims, the Iberian Jews and Donna Gracia et all were anything but, The Nagralah boys were warriors, poets, horsemen, statesmen and valued participants in the high culture and politics of their respective societies, it doesnt really matter you can tell any tale as anything a comedy, melodrama, this ethno-religious squabbling is pointless tedious and the cause of unimaginable suffering all round,

      There was a link to a Max B video the "was that you Max" conversation, it crystalized for me the feeling that guys like Max and Miko project, you dont hear them saying that they have gone down to the Palestinians and educated them civilized them nor alleviated their perplexity, they express gratitude for what they have learned from them and what they have received of human warmth and kindness.

      And in sympathetic elation I drink, immoderately, sing and dance and offer unreasonable friendliness to a guy who is, inter-alia, punishing himself the Hasbarists have such a claustrophobic quality, narrow, shallow life denying pessimism, sometimes whisky and deep round base are the only solution, despite its unfortunate side effects.

      You know bass culrture (this black lives thing has been going on all my life as the link attests)

    • Yes Jon, but what use is that awareness, when a thief breaks in to your house he is aware that he is thieving, its just that his awareness is of little or no utility, you get me.

      Arab Muslims will accept you because you are a Jew, which is the opposite of Zionist, dont let the Wasps et al freak you out, this aint Christendom man Jews are respected because of their 'moral priority' immoral thieving "Jews" are going down with IS and others and are looked down upon here, they love that in Washington, but Washington is uncivilized.

      You need to free yourself man, do you think i think Islam is true? or truer, or better?

      you a sweet man Jon, but you lie to yourself.

    • oh Jon just Jews?

  • Haneen Zoabi's power and vision (and answers to Theodore)
    • I saw her in Cork city and yes

      "She is one of the most impressive people that I have ever met, perhaps the most impressive"

      Couldn't agree more.

  • How fighting Islamophobia in the US is connected to working for justice in Israel/Palestine: an interview with Donna Nevel
    • "I think that that’s rooted in Islamophobia and goes into this narrative of Muslims somehow being different"

      This is important but Muslim difference is merely the vehicle by which the rights of the common citizen will be curtailed see below this astonishing abuse of process that utilizes the notion of Muslim difference in a heartening example of cultural sensitivity, its beyond belief.

      In the UK a Muslim MP has been deposed, having be taken to a peculiar "court"

      Jen Izaakson reports:

      "A review of the judgement in the Lutfur Rahman case

      How did Lutfur Rahman rig an election?

      37,000 people voted for Lutfur Rahman in a record turnout. He has now been deposed – not by an election, not by arrest and not by a jury trial, but by four local politicians who took him to court. Sitting in judgment was one man only – not a qualified judge, only a barrister (assumed by the media and even myself, to be a Judge) – who has demonstrated previously a peculiar interest in Muslims and elections. This man found Lutfur Rahman guilty of multiple offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983. This article goes over what they were.

      The two hundred page judgment available for all to read.

      Pay special attention to the mention of apostasy. It is mentioned how apostasy, ‘is treated with great seriousness’. It continues, ‘it would be wrong, therefore, to treat Tower Hamlets’ Muslim by community by the standards of a secular and largely agnostic metropolitan elite.’ There we are. Law is, explicitly, to be applied differently to Muslims than as it applied to the ‘agnostic metropolitan elite’, whoever they are (is this the bankers in East London?)

      Spiritual injury

      The pieces of evidence presented here were limited. One was a letter supporting Lutfur Rahman written by imams, and another was a speech made by an imam at a wedding (where Lutfur’s recollection of the event conflicted with a recording of it.) Neither in themselves fulfilled the spirit of the ‘spiritual injury’ offence, which is for a religious figure to claim that it is sinful to vote for one candidate or another.

      At no point has anything other than hearsay evidence been presented for this. In court one particular afternoon I watched as five Muslim witnesses were repeatedly asked, “did you say it was haram to not vote for brother Lutfur?”, as if these people were religious scholars in any position to do so. Within Islam there is a debate about whether to vote at all in elections, not about which candidate is the godly choice! To make such a claim, to decide god’s will and choose a specific man above another as more fated by god, I imagine, though I’m no sheik, would be sacrilegious."

      Just to emphasize how unprecedented this is and what it betokens

      "The most recent case law regarding ‘spiritual injury’ is from 19th century occupied Ireland. A law originally designed to uphold British colonial rule in Ireland by depicting the Catholic peasantry as ignorant cattle manipulated by their priests and incapable of thinking for themselves is now used to deny the right of Tower Hamlets residents to choose a representative who doesn’t come from one of the establishment parties"

      Everybody is a Muslim Scholar these days, but they also have a sense of humour?

      "In court, all Muslim witnesses I saw cross-examined were asked, “did you give curry out to voters?” which made something of a surreal spectacle."

      link to jenizaakson.wordpress.com

  • Forgiving the anti-Semites
    • I'll scrape anecdote off my foot later but,

      "to her half of the house." she gave you half the house? Be realistic your garage is not half the house.

      The Yiddish song link was fascinating, an exotic world I never knew existed. All so coy is that what Moyshe Nadir was rebelling against ( who, as you will note in this link, is well wrapped up as his wife also confined him to the car port )

      link to laits.utexas.edu

  • AIPAC-backed legislation targeting BDS movement advances in Congress
    • May I interject,

      Narrative hygiene is a most necessary and important practice, look what happened to Joel L Kraemer, late of Tel Aviv University, he studied the other historical "narratives" of his region producing the excellent volume by Tabari among others

      link to amazon.com

      which is full of interesting stuff, who knows what imtihan means?

      But just look what that lead to

      link to washingtonpost.com

      It turns out that Judaism is Islam, and though I am not entirely sure I believe Hostage has conferred on me authority in these matters, anyway, Welcome home, aahlan, as we say wa sahhlan, you have no idea where you have landed nor amongst whom you have fallen.

  • Palestinian teenager is shot dead at a checkpoint outside Jerusalem
    • "I find it stunning how some people can consider themselves well informed on current events, and not be aware of what is going on right around them"

      Meanwhile back in Utopia:

      "We follow George Orwell's Road To Wigan Pier where poverty is now worse than the 1930s:

      In the vestry of St Barnabus Church in Wigan, the vicar is close to tears.

      “If I am honest, I am tired,” the Rev Denise Hayes says, serving hot tea against the bleakness of the weather outside.

      “I am tired of burying people who have committed suicide.”

      Out in the church, a family lights candles for their son who has taken his own life. “He was only 33,” Rev Denise says. “But there’s only so much people can take. Only so much a community can take.”

      She has seen it all in the year she has been at St Barnabus.

      The Church Urban Fund – set up to help impoverished areas – ranks her parish of Marsh Green as number 12,588 out of 12,660 suffering multiple deprivation. Child poverty runs at 45 per cent.

      “It is wicked what this ­Government is doing,” says Denise. “We have children with ­hypothermia. We have had to open a satellite food bank because people were walking miles from town with bags of heavy tins.

      “None of the houses round here have carpets. You see sheets and towels on an asphalt floor. The levels of poverty are soul destroying.”

      link to mirror.co.uk

  • Thorny issues
    • Thank you,

      The rough and tumble of village life and the German connection put me in mind of Hans Alexander Winkler and his relationship with that village boy Abd al Radi recorded in this classic: "Ghost Riders of Upper Egypt",

      link to amazon.co.uk

  • Using the dead: the 'NYT' works with Israel to justify military service
    • yes thank you and "Ou est Charlie?"

      Scott MackIntyre fired for failure to tweet acceptably about Anzac commemorations.

      "The cultification of an imperialist invasion of a foreign nation that Australia had no quarrel with is against all ideals of modern society."

      "Wonder if the poorly-read, largely white, nationalist drinkers and gamblers pause today to consider the horror that all mankind suffered."

      "Remembering the summary execution, widespread rape and theft committed by these ‘brave’ Anzacs in Egypt, Palestine and Japan."

      news.com.au report:

      "“Respect for Australian audiences is paramount at SBS,” Mr Ebeid and Mr Shipp said in a statement.

      “Late on Anzac Day, sports presenter Scott McIntyre made highly inappropriate and disrespectful comments via his twitter account which have caused his on-air position at SBS to become untenable."

      link to news.com.au

  • Learning Arabic in Al 'Azza camp
    • I have a Palestinian friend from Bethlehem who asked her father

      "Are we Christians or Muslims?"

      "Who gave you these names" He inquired "We are Marxists"

  • The moral hypocrisy of American Muslims for Palestine on the Armenian Genocide
  • Kristol frets that he walked into Obama's 'trap,' and Rubio says he'll demand Iran recognize 'Israel's right to exist'
    • "Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Friday said his country had deployed naval and air forces as part of the coalition’s efforts in Yemen, saying that anything else would require him to tell the public."

      right I'm telling....even Mu "la vache qui rit" Barak is not as hilarious as this guy,

      Harry AQ and Isis mainly kill Sunni's, mainly and destroy their stuff, just like Americans, we of course are devoted to both.

      Medievalists? not really if you knew anything about Medieval Islam, I think they are unprecedented, or what era would best represent them I cant say, perhaps something from the future.

      "or the Sunni, and everyone else in the middle east, as well as ourselves have a huge problem"

      Sunnis already have a myriad, a few anti-deluvian headchoppers, sure we'll hardly notice, it has been decreed, the MENA is going to burn, anyone permitting Egyptian troops to join their depredations had better dig a grave, Egypt we would be bad... if we weren't useless.

      But tell me Harry why would Insane Sunni sectarians inconvenience "ourselves", haven't we relied on them for generations? Sponsored, armed and protected them? Now you saying there is something wrong.

  • Understanding the Jewish National Home
    • Its always the vowels, bastards.

    • "and horrible for the Palestinians, who are cursed with activists like you"

      My GOD he is reaching out (don't get any on you)

    • I was going to leave a rude comment on the Slater article, only because of the "claiming all of Palestine for the Arabs" absurdity, but am now too drunk and stoned to find it, and I read Hostages post here, I read every word he posts, so dont take this the wrong way but H you exemplifies just how a good Alim (spiritual scholar) operates, calm, clear, dignified, humorous, to the point and gentle, you are a class act Sir, from the most ignorant and injurious of the Muslims gamal, respect Sir.

  • Just like the Nazis, Iran 'plans to exterminate six million Jews' -- Netanyahu
    • the dove flyer? Jon why do you hate literature, this is parlous. The belly dancer, miss Sylvia, that other Iraqi Saddam also wrote turgid novels, Iraq is often the female lead, symbolism makes me want to puke hot red ink everywhere.

      I always liked Bar Moshes' tart surreal little epigram " A man without his house is an illusion" from "Bayt Fi Baghdad",but each to his own, I dont like narratives, and as a writer i never tell stories, i loved bar M's fractured incompleteness, occluded memory, what mummy and daddy told us, the whole cosmology of the 3 storied structure, the al sirdab thing delighted me, its a gas, reminded me of Habibi or even in some ways Mernissi.

      "There was no window in our house that looked out on to the street. But our house overlooked the whole world. In it were the sky and air, the earth and the clouds, the sun, the moon, and the stars"

      better for me than the below, has B Fi B been filmed in israel?, Anwar as in Abu Anwar below, means luminous, nice name, But really Amira seems not to be a Jewish princess, as I understand it, perhaps the subtext eludes me.

      "In this novel, Eli Amir skilfully unfolds the story of Iraqi Jewry on the eve of its immigration to Israel in 1950, two years after the establishment of the state. The events are conveyed through the eyes of 17-year-old Kabi Amari whose father, Salman, a Zionist, dreams of emigrating to Israel and growing rice there, like his grandfather. The novel is also the story of the other Amari family members and their neighbors in Baghdad`s Jewish quarter. Kabi`s Uncle Hizkel, a journalist and member of the Zionist underground, is arrested and locked up in Baghdad`s central jail together with other Zionist activists. Communists are also targets of the regime, and one family member, Salim Effendi, a high school vice-principal, believes the Jews will be safe only when the communists take power. Salim, an educated man who looks like Clark Gable, dreams of a progressive Iraq in which Jews and Muslims will live as equals. He falls in love with a famous belly dancer, but as a Jew he stands no chance of winning her heart. In the meantime he has an affair with an English teacher, Miss Sylvia, a liberated young Londoner who has fallen in love with the magic of the Orient. And there are the Jews who do not dream of change and revolution, but simply want to continue their lives as before. One of them is Salman`s neighbor, Abu Anwar, who raises pigeons. His beautiful daughter Amira, an outstanding student, runs away from home and secretly emigrates to Israel.
      Persecution is rife, opponents of the regime are hanged in the city square, and execution awaits Hizkel too. Posing as a tea vendor, Kabi visits him in jail, while Rashel, Hizkel’s wife, tries to obtain his freedom through a Muslim lawyer who later becomes her lover. When the government allows the Jews to leave the country, Hizkel and Rashel stay behind. Salman and his family join the thousands of Jews leaving Iraq. They dream of a house and garden in Israel, but when they arrive they land on the cruel ground of reality. Instead of a house they are given a tent, and the dream of growing rice is also quickly shattered. They know they must start everything from scratch."

    • ok the Farhud, i like Giladi but should you wish to you will find a lot of others reporting the same stuff and placing it all in context, there is Ari Alexander's "Jews of Baghdad 1920-48" a brief paper he wrote while at Magdalen (pronounced Maudlin, which you no doubt know) college Oxford, the approach you are taking to this is hopelessly shallow, your final paragraph is just silly, you give the impression of knowing little to nothing of what the documentary record has to offer about the situation in Iraq during the second world war, and the forces at work in Iraq, dont you teach history? what was going on in Iraq say from 1917 to 63?

      "The Riots of 1941

      If, as I have said, my family in Iraq was not persecuted personally and I knew no deprivation as a member of the Jewish minority, what led me to the steps of the gallows as a member of the Zionist underground? To answer that question, it is necessary to establish the context of the massacre that occurred in Baghdad on June 1, 1941, when several hundred Iraqi Jews were killed in riots involving junior officers of the Iraqi army. I was 12 years of age and many of those killed were my friends. I was angry, and very confused.

      What I didn't know at the time was that the riots most likely were stirred up by the British, in collusion with a pro-British Iraqi leadership.

      With the breakup of the Ottoman Empire following WW I, Iraq came under British "tutelage." Amir Faisal, son of Sharif Hussein who had led the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman sultan, was brought in from Mecca by the British to become King of Iraq in 1921. Many Jews were appointed to key administrative posts, including that of economics minister. Britain retained final authority over domestic and external affairs. Britain's pro-Zionist attitude in Palestine, however, triggered a growing anti-Zionist backlash in Iraq, as it did in all Arab countries. Writing at the end of 1934, Sir Francis Humphreys, Britain's Ambassador in Baghdad, noted that, while before WW I Iraqi Jews had enjoyed a more favorable position than any other minority in the country, since then "Zionism has sown dissension between Jews and Arabs, and a bitterness has grown up between the two peoples which did not previously exist."

      King Faisal died in 1933. He was succeeded by his son Ghazi, who died in a motor car accident in 1939. The crown then passed to Ghazi's 4-year-old son, Faisal II, whose uncle, Abd al-Ilah, was named regent. Abd al-Ilah selected Nouri el-Said as prime minister. El-Said supported the British and, as hatred of the British grew, he was forced from office in March 1940 by four senior army officers who advocated Iraq's independence from Britain. Calling themselves the Golden Square, the officers compelled the regent to name as prime minister Rashid Ali al-Kilani, leader of the National Brotherhood party.

      The time was 1940 and Britain was reeling from a strong German offensive. Al-Kilani and the Golden Square saw this as their opportunity to rid themselves of the British once and for all. Cautiously they began to negotiate for German support, which led the pro-British regent Abd al-Ilah to dismiss al-Kilani in January 1941. By April, however, the Golden Square officers had reinstated the prime minister.

      This provoked the British to send a military force into Basra on April 12, 1941. Basra, Iraq's second largest city, had a Jewish population of 30,000. Most of these Jews made their livings from import/export, money changing, retailing, as workers in the airports, railways, and ports, or as senior government employees.

      On the same day, April 12, supporters of the pro-British regent notified the Jewish leaders that the regent wanted to meet with them. As was their custom, the leaders brought flowers for the regent. Contrary to custom, however, the cars that drove them to the meeting place dropped them off at the site where the British soldiers were concentrated.

      Photographs of the Jews appeared in the following day's newspapers with the banner "Basra Jews Receive British Troops with Flowers." That same day, April 13, groups of angry Arab youths set about to take revenge against the Jews. Several Muslim notables in Basra heard of the plan and calmed things down. Later, it was learned that the regent was not in Basra at all and that the matter was a provocation by his pro-British supporters to bring about an ethnic war in order to give the British army a pretext to intervene.

      The British continued to land more forces in and around Basra. On May 7, 1941, their Gurkha unit, composed of Indian soldiers from that ethnic group, occupied Basra's el-Oshar quarter, a neighborhood with a large Jewish population. The soldiers, led by British officers, began looting. Many shops in the commercial district were plundered. Private homes were broken into. Cases of attempted rape were reported. Local residents, Jews and Muslims, responded with pistols and old rifles, but their bullets were no match for the soldiers' Tommy Guns."

      link to google.ie

      And this not really very polemical but if its good enough for Zvi ben Dor then...

      "Invisible Exile: Iraqi Jews In Israel"

      Iraqi Jews have been living more then five decades as Israeli citizens,and the overwhelming majority of them identify the Jewish state as their home. Yet many of them accept the notion that they are in a “Babylonian Exile.”

      link to academia.edu

      The Farhud wasnt a pogrom, it refers, in the Arab mind, to the complete breakdown of security engineered by the British, which also affected Iraqi Jews, sure, but thats hardly the whole story, Ari is very good on all that. so here's the link again

      link to users.ox.ac.uk

      Did Professor Gil let students who hadn't done the reading remain in seminars?

      As a reward get yourself a copy of "Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II", compare it too the 2003 one, you will laugh and laugh, oddly no mention of the eternal Sunni/Shia conflict, if i recall correctly, I want one decorated with those Abu Ghraib photo's, coffee table size.

      link to press.uchicago.edu

    • ah yes Nuri es-Said, that agent of the British, rendering him as al said implies that your expertise in this matter may be limited,

      link to azvsas.blogspot.ie

      and further, its deja vu all over again

      useful background, some can be read for free, i guess you will be able to find the relevant pages

      link to books.google.ie

      and for those that like simplicity an interesting list and yet more background

      link to us-uk-interventions.org

      and an interesting note from the wiki article that cant get his name right, but getting closer,

      "Nuri and his wife had one son, Sabah As-Said. Sabah married an Egyptian heiress, and in 1939 he married Nadia Maslia, the daughter of wealthy Jewish Baghdadi bankers.[13] Apart from Nadia and their son Ahlam who had moved to Israel, all of Nuri's family and descendants were killed in the 1958 coup."

      weird eh.

  • Israel could reduce anti-Semitic violence by not calling itself the Jewish state, Finkelstein says
    • Dear Annie I didnt know there were replies, and the argument seems decided, but,

      I had this friend Nurse in Cheapside near Junction, pretty little woman, she would try, when on a date to be demure, ladylike and then the music play, the drink flow and Nurse couldn't help her self whinding against every man, blouse open, hips winding, these guys start out liturgical but Africa just busts through drums must beat, they cant help it.. our hearts beat only because of them

    • "actually constitutes libel" its true never have anything in your mouth when reading hasbarists,

      but it "actually constitutes a libel", je ne charlie pas? ( 8 years of french) what happened to Richard Witty with straining heart, ok I may have exhausted my posting african music videos but honestly you would really benefit from a little sarkin muri, specifically, Dankwairo, they are healers, it constitutes an Islam.

    • I swear Hophmi, look in to her eyes, its just a small thing, a slight attitude adjustment, no joke look at her, we are all in this together, Sibombo- salamatu

    • ok, its weird because this reply appears to be above the previously sort of relevant one however as an act cultural benevolence, i meant it, i would like to offer Salamatu Mai Gurmi to all

      Imagine if you had a mere two strings, you moog corrupted fools, yet you could do this, God loves Nigerians, of the north, more than others, and who could blame him

    • Jewish “appearance Jewish “behavior”?

      You know something man, its so dispiriting, when I lived in Kano this is how i learned Islam as an infant running up and down the ranks and leaping around the central space, as a teenager in the ranks, I wish I was with those people right now, and then some one says they are going to read the Qur'an (spellchecker wants an apostrophe), to understand Islam, watch it, its cool the last one I was at in '75 went on for 3 days, they dont even have to try they are rhythm, they never weary, never.

  • Stanford Hillel defied Hillel guidelines by hosting Gottlieb -- 'and no one burst into flames'
    • "Daddy giveth, and Daddy taketh away."

      And Mummy, Daddy only does what Mummy tells him, She is standing behind you, isn't She.

  • White House 'trolls' Netanyahu by co-opting infamous UN cartoon to sell Iran deal
    • I would like point out that while I in no way understand

      Do not attach 'been", interrupted education, slovenliness etc

      On your authority it will be my slogan, did I attach it? i didn't mean to.

      A man like you should have copy of Sa'adi Youseff ( Spellchecker suggests : Sadist Houseflys) "Without an Alphabet, Without a Face" in his library

      link to amazon.com

      I had no real regard for youseff, till i read his lines about an affair, he looked at the windowsill in his rented room and

      "Like a narrow bed" I'm a cheap date, he had me from then on.

    • Dear Roha,

      "first declension nominative", I can't breath, that's some hot shit, if I am really good, would second declension be possible.

      I was taught Latin according to the New Cambridge Method, and thus I have no grammar, in the Cambridge method there was no Dative, Genitive, it was type A, B, etc, I am thus grammatically impaired.

      As to the plural of Roha, I meant Rohae, but wrote Rohi, I blame Tolkien.

      Truth is there is something really interesting here, Roha, you are speaking in favour of the exactness of Indo-European, like the philosophical exactness and positivism of Sanskrit.

      My friend Dr. Hans-Georg Muller has another fuzzy Mandarin view

      link to publish.ucc.ie

      Check it all out, you might enjoy it.

      You need to walk the line R, I am an endless source of chaos in respect of the "fact" that no one knows what Arabic means, we live in an unsolvable ambiguity, but still are lost without you. My English is nearly fluent but still my senses are incoherent (CF. van morrison)

      Jews understand me.

    • "The primary question in historical Arabic linguistics is this: How did Arabic diglossia originate and develop?"

      This is what happens when there are insufficient Rohi, is that what you want, diglossia?

      The Arabics are a linguistic chaos but... The Arab RoHa battalion (Normative Language Academics) has taken up the challenge. Violating convention would be no fun at all without stern correction. (all errors unintentional, if its error free, yay.)

      Modern Linguistic Situation in the Arabic Language

      Modern Arabic, both Standard and colloquial, is not static. The colloquials have undergone and will likely continue to undergo great change. Unfortunately, until recently they have not been closely studied, and therefore it is difficult to document any changes they may have undergone. It is easier, however, to document changes in Modern Standard Arabic.

      One on-going trend in Modern Standard Arabic is modernization. Modernization involves the creation of new terms for concepts which didnít exist in earlier times. Like many other speakers around the world, Arabic speakers are sensitive to the wholesale borrowing of words. In fact, they are perhaps more sensitive to language change because most Arabs recognize Arabic as the language of God. Such a concept doesnít accommodate language change well. As a result, normative language academies have been established in several areas throughout the Arab world including Cairo, Damascus, Baghdad, and Amman (Bakalla 11).

      The language academies try to control borrowing by creating terms for new technological entities. Their typical means for doing this include extension, calques, and a process known as Arabization. A common example of extension involves the Standard Arabic word for car, sayy_ra. This word originally meant caravan of camels but has been redefined to mean car. Calques are more obvious in such phrases as kurat al-qadam, which is literally ball of the foot or football (soccer) (Bakalla 12). Arabization, on the other hand, involves the adoption of a foreign word, but with changes which make it acceptable to Arabic morphological and phonological patterns (Bakalla 13).

      Another trend I have noticed in both personal experience and in researching is how Arabs have the expectation that the Arab world is slowly turning toward Modern Standard Arabic as its mother tongue. This trend takes two parts. In my experience, Arabs uniformly disparage the colloquial dialects they speak natively. For example, a teaching assistant in my current Arabic language class emphasizes every time she tells us a colloquial Arabic word that it is, "slang." The other part of this phenomenon is that Arabs expect that Modern Standard Arabic is eventually going to prevail as the L1 in the Arab world. Ferguson noted this tendency when he stated there is an expectation among Arabs that Modern Standard Arabic will take over the Arab world (Myths 255). I was introduced to this idea personally in May of 1997 when, during a conversation with a taxi driver in Amman, Jordan, I was told that I needed to speak Standard Arabic. This, despite the fact, as I told him, that no one actually speaks Standard Arabic natively."

      A Brief History of the Arabic Language

      link to linguistics.byu.edu

  • Faithwashing: the Muslim Leadership Institute and the academic boycott
    • I see I may be in error,

      link to deiryassin.org

    • Dear Mr. Eisen,

      I swear i remember drafting letters with my wife, we ran Dr. MAZ Badawi's office, to you as a Rabbi, the truth is that almost all the Jews we dealt with were Rabbi's, I seem to be an unreliable narrator of my own experience, obviously you would know, I cant tell you how concrete this misconception is in my mind, are you sure? could you have forgotten that you were once a Rabbi like I have that i used to be an Arab.

    • I must have the wrong the person, sorry, i linked to a site and you know my memory is not 100%, but you must know if you were involved with DYR, my appologies if i have seized the wrong end of the stick it may well have been Dr. B who referred to you as such, are there two P. Eisens?

    • sorry weed and whiskey caused me to forget link to David Goldberg

      link to theguardian.com

    • I should just like to point out that my entirely disconnected post below is the result of my failing to be sufficiently coherent and civil in a previous post, I can express the following politely,

      I was a founding apparatchik of the 3 faiths forum an employee of Sheikh Sir Dr MAZ Badawi and Sir Sigmund Sternberg,

      link to 3ff.org.uk

      I would like to assert that Hophmi's notion of outreach is fundamentally incoherent, outreach by its very nature must be public and is a two way process that rarely involves screaming racist shit at one another, as can be found extensively in Hophmi's archive, I met guy's like "Arab lover" Rabbi David Goldberg, we didn't agree but David, who avoided lying, unlike Zionists.

      Sorry to have inconvenienced the moderator, mores are hard to abide by, you are very generous.

      edit : oh and still there was a little edit, i shouldn't be left out alone.

    • Also at the behest of Jewish and Arab friends we were instrumental in establishing Deir Yassin Remembered, with a man who I knew as Rabbi Paul Eisen, though I think he no longer uses a title and is reputedly an Anti-Semite.

      link to pauleisen.blogspot.ie

  • Bibi talk: 'New York Review of Books' trivializes Israeli fascism
    • one of the absurdities of Arabic is that the diminutive is mostly longer than its proper form, both Husayn (Hussein) and Sulayman are diminutives of Hassan and Salman respectively,

      many words in Arabic can be diminuted, like blood, rib, dead, in Arabic adjectives are noun like.

      diminution in Arabic is achieved via some rather strict rules of infixation, depending on the tri- or quatri-lateral root, in Arabic even the infinitive is not exempted from being diminuted.

      even relative and demonstrative pronouns can be diminuted, I'd never use Bibi though its disgusting.

  • 'She speaks the truth:' Palestinian leftist parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar arrested in early-morning Israeli raid
    • "i question, is it because of their support for armed resistance? is courage also a crime in palestine?”

      Here Julia agrees with you, in this inspiring and clarifying statement, and I along with others here salute you Annie.

  • DEAL!
    • well the FA is still a touch ambiguous, following the old cockney usage, well here is a lesson in that expletive's use by the great Ian Dury,

      the line "followed by builders and bells" manages to be hilarious and poignant all at once, its an idiom like septic for American (Sceptic Tank=Yank) i think he did Spasticus Autisticus in Nassau with Sly and Robbie. The linked track could be Phineas' boy's theme tune.

      here endeth the lesson

    • Israel is the land of Yona,

      she once said "After Jesus there must come Yona, thats obvious" she died 10 years or so ago.

      the poem below was a cause celebre long ago. She was the last of the "Hebrews" quite a transformation from the first, Bialik, she writes better stuff but is best known for the below, a proper poet, crazy wild child vortex of a woman.

      Tefillin- Yona Wallach

      Come to me Let me do nothing
      You do it for me
      Do everything for me
      Everything I start to do
      You do instead
      I will lay tefillin I’ll pray
      You lay the tefillin for me
      Bind them on my arms
      Play with them inside me
      Pass them delicately over my body
      Rub them against me
      Arouse me everywhere
      Make me faint with sensations
      Run them across my clitoris
      Tie up my hips with them
      So I can come quickly
      Play with them inside me
      Tie up my hands and legs
      Do things to me
      Against my will
      Turn me over on my stomach
      Put the tefillin in my mouth a bridle bit
      Ride me I am a mare
      Pull my head back
      Until I shriek with pain
      And you are pleasured
      Later I will pass them over your body
      With unconcealed intention
      Oh, how cruel my face will be
      I will pass them slowly over your body
      Slowly slowly slowly
      Around your throat I’ll pass them
      I will wind one end a few times around your throat
      And tie the other to something stable
      Something very heavy perhaps rotating
      I’ll pull and I’ll pull
      Until your last breath escapes
      Until I strangle you
      Completely with the tefillin

  • Video: Max Blumenthal on the ways Zionism exploits anti-Semitism
    • And in Jewish News, this ones for you M, but you will have to read at least Half of it to see why, they have sent Jerry Zeid to catch Derfners bus , bloodthirsty is only implied, but the rest is there.

      Americans may be offended, Jews as ever terrified, but here is a guy who perhaps over indiginized, it does happen you know.

      link to jewishnews.co.uk

  • Open Hillel's big month: Swarthmore 'Kehilah' is born and a student resigns over Hillel restrictions
    • "to quote Rufus T. Firefly, “I object!” At the worst we would have to bamboozle the Judge with the patented “Who is Jew?”

      Pick me, Pick me!!! Listen i own a book on Tekyu, which makes me almost a Prophet.

      "and then demand a dismissal on the grounds that the other “purported Jews” are just a bunch of rotten scoundrels who had failed to state a claim (i.e. alleged a cause of action that doesn’t even exist). In any event, we could make a good counterclaim case over the way their flagrantly improper use of the terms “Jewish people” and “peace” – in the marketing of their “peace process” scam – had sullied everyone else’s good “Jewish” reputations, names"

      Jews are just like us (Muslims), dirty lying bastards, only the Christians can adjudicate,
      "Peace" Hostage you're a poet,, would you like to buy "Islam" ,
      good trademark, big following, no one knows what it might refer to, its anti-tribal or is that ante-tribal, sometimes white people are no fun, why all the despondency, the empire will totter, but it ain't falling anytime soon. USA, USA..etc. I have sold for considerable sums my assessment that the US oligarchy isnt falling anytime soon. Courage Mon Brave, long road in front of us.

  • Scripted Hate: What to expect when Campus Watch writes about you
    • ah O.Henry

      "Ha! cursed paleface, do you dare to enter the camp of Red Chief, the terror of the plains?

      "He's all right now," says Bill, rolling up his trousers and examining some bruises on his shins. "We're playing Indian. We're making Buffalo Bill's show look like magic-lantern views of Palestine in the town hall. I'm Old Hank, the Trapper, Red Chief's captive, and I'm to be scalped at daybreak. By Geronimo! that kid can kick hard."

      From Ransom of Red Chief

      link to webcache.googleusercontent.com

      its so lasciviously allegorical..

  • A response to Michael Douglas
    • Have a great trip man, Ireland is full of surprises

    • "Where would be a good place to go for this? Dublin, Cork? I love to sail so maybe a coastal town? All suggestions appreciated."

      oh now you are just teasing, Cork of course West Cork, Glandore is full of sails, Castletownsend, Clonalkilty, Roscarbery, Glengariff, the real Baltimore invaded by white slaving Barbary Pirates
      link to baltimore.ie

      be careful not to drink too little.

      link to glandorevillage.ie

      They say the ring of Kerry is nice but its not in Cork, so best avoided, the Beara Peninsular will have to do.

      There is Schull, of the infamous murder case, still on going after all these years.

      link to schull.ie

      Looks like Ireland will win the the six nations, if England continue to allow France to slap them around, England need to win by 26 points but are now 7-15 behind, in the Rebel County joy is unconfined.

      So when are you coming, we cant wait and presume you will be doing the intelligent half of the conversation.

      link to anamcararetreat.com

  • Sheldon Adelson is not the problem
    • you would be well advised to start any study of Islam with a reading of a reputable Sirat ul Nabi, rather than reading the Quran.

      link to archive.org

      for instance you will find Jews on page 82, but better read at least the Badr and Uhud sections first, if you have never read any sirat stuff.

      link is to shibli noamanis' well known work
      link to en.wikipedia.org

  • UC Berkeley Israel group wants to ban imaginary word rhyming with intifada as 'triggering, terrifying'
  • 'NYT' reports 'surge of hostile sentiment against Jews' nationwide -- on what basis?
  • WSJ columnist says 'I'm almost grateful' for attack on kosher supermarket that killed four
    • "In both cases, the root causes are religious and social stagnation. Neither, however, is essentialist in nature. Islam itself has and can again be the flower of civilization"

      Why thank you Daddy, how sweet.

      "essentialist in nature" sounds like a shampoo.

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