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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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  • What if the Syria no-fly zone won't fly?
    • "And that would be an act of war."

      yes but on the other hand there is no denying Syrians are meddling in Syria.

    • almost 100% of the Syrian airforce is Sunni, no worries they ain't going to fight for Alawites.

      "It is yet another measure of the unjust world we live in that the United States is so powerful that American citizens must concern ourselves with the effectiveness of our warplanes against missile defenses halfway across the globe"

      if only there was a word for Empire in English, it would be so much easier to explain.

  • Terrific new book by Robert Worth has vital insights into the awful war in Syria
    • "Worth brilliantly centers his account of Syria’s collapse around two young women in the coastal town of Jableh, whom he got to know over time. Noura Kanafani is a Sunni Muslim, and Aliaa Ali is from the Alawite minority. When the story opens in 2011, the two are best friends, and they laugh at the idea that the first stirrings of more intense sectarianism could ever drive them apart. But by 2013, after years of growing violence, Noura and her family are in exile in Turkey, Aliaa has become a passionate defender of the Assad regime, and the two young women have bitterly ended their friendship. Worth has shown how the fighting causes sectarianism to explode, as unscrupulous leaders on all sides encourage the existing moderate prejudices to explode into armed hatreds, forcing everyone to choose sides."

      thats how America sleeps at night, it tells itself sectual fairy stories

      "the Syrian war had spun outward and was drawing in almost every country in the region and many beyond it"

      well not everyone has good self control in matters of sects, probably just couldn't help themselves.

      ."But having just shown how violence promotes sectarianism and lasting bitterness, it is hard to see how he would then advocate more violence as any kind of answer."

      North have you no respect for American creativity, sects sells every and anything.

      Is a Baptist army closing in on Mosul?

  • Jeffrey Goldberg is Jewish
    • "The Mods have pretty much gelded you"

      unless you tell us how much gold the Mods gave him i think your talking bolloxs

  • Palestinians across the political spectrum express outrage over cancelled elections
  • Clues to the end of the world shared during final 2016 presidential debate
    • "Once the order is given, it is too late."

      To true Eva even a blind man in Gaza knows it, al waqiah, the inevitable, once we have the structure that destroys arrayed with means and administrative structures and chains of command, replete with personel... laysa liwakatiha cant deny its happened,

      like he says "when the inevitable happens .....idha rujatililardu raja...when the earth convulses severely but he has already pointed out khafidatur rafieh ...abasing exalting, it all depends

      even the blind man can see it must happen

    • "It is not unusual that Dizard (must be a Clinton supporter, like 99% of the mainstream media and mainstream bipartisan bigwigs who say the same) slams Rodrigo Duterte, as a “brutal president” "

      Vltchek details Duerte's crime, by the way Dizzy one of the very first books i ever read was "Little Brown Brother" have you come across it.


      "Rodrigo Duterte, the outspoken President of the Philippines has by now, most likely, joined the concealed, prestigious and permanent hit list of the Empire.

      The hit list is very long; it has already been long for several decades. One could easily lose count and get confused: how many personalities have been marked and secretly condemned to death? How many of them actually died?

      It reads like a catalogue of illustrious world leaders: from Patrice Lumumba (Zaire), Mohammad Mosaddegh (Iran), Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), Sukarno (Indonesia), Juvénal Habyarimana (Rwanda), Salvador Allende (Chile) to Muammar Gaddafi (Libya), Al-Basheer (Sudan) and Fidel Castro (Cuba), to name just a very few.

      Some were directly assassinated; others were ‘only’ toppled, while only a handful of ‘marked’ leaders actually managed to survive and to stay in power.

      There were several grave crimes committed by almost all of them, very similar crimes. They include: defending the vital interests of their nations and people, refusing to allow the unbridled plunder of natural resources by multinational corporations, and standing against the principles of imperialism. Simple criticism of the Empire has also been often punishable by death.

      Mr. Duterte is committing all those horrid crimes, which have been mentioned above. He seems to be ‘guilty as charged’. He is denying nothing; he even appears to be proud of the charges that are being brought against him.

      ‘Is he bored with his life?’ some are asking. ‘Is he out of his mind? Is he ready to die?’

      Is he a hero, a new Asian Hugo Chavez, or just an out of control populist?

      He is definitely risking a lot, or maybe he is even risking absolutely everything. He is now committing the most unforgiveable sins in the eyes of the Western regime: he is openly insulting the Empire and its institutions (including the UN, NATO and the EU). He is even spitting in their faces!

      ‘To make it worse’, he is not only chatting; he is taking decisive actions! He is trying to help the poor in his country, he is flirting with the Communist Party and with the socialists, and on top of it he is basically asking both China and Russia for assistance.

  • Israel's bogus history lesson
    • “And no, the Jews of Sepphoris did not worship the sun.”

      the evidence is they probably did as God in his infinite told us, his 3rd time lucky shot at religion, not to pray fajr at dawn, before or after, he doesn't trust us in respect of Sun worship, see how you've ruined it for everyone, i know we don't count but we are evidence.

      what is that tractate Avodah Zarah about?

      what are you basing your assertion on jon? an inner need?

      don't the mitnagedim claim hassids worship the tzadik, prima facie shirk.

      do you originate from anywhere in particular in your ancestral homeland i have relatives, Toweels in Nablus or you just come from all of it equally, like theoretically.

      i knew Rabbi Louis Jacobs and remember the "Jacobs Affair", i have reason to believe you may find it interesting, don't be a general Jew Jon specify.

  • New statement calls on the movement to focus on Palestine, not divisive internal conflicts
    • for the perplexed a long detailed reply to Draitser by Stephen Gowan author of the soon to be released "America's Long War on Syria'

      i would recommend it

    • also Keith whatever the composition of the anti-government forces elsewhere Aleppo will have the highest proportion of Syrians i would guess and they will be the hardest of the hardcore, one of their number is one of the main ideologues the ultra-extreme Salafists, they nurse an intense desire for revenge for homs and hama and for 40 years the Aleppine ikhwan have been funded by fanatical Wahhabi Saudi groups whose outlook they have adopted.

      they will fight to the last man and espouse unbridled violence.

    • Keith

      as an side couple of things the US force descending on Mosul are accompanied by, i am going phonetic, asab'lhaq a militia that emerged in the US destroyed Iraq they are led by one kais khazali he has just given a speech, cleared by his US handlers i guess saying i para: the people of Mosul are the children of Yezid and we will avenge Hussein in Mosul" Donald may know what thats all about its all greek to me.

      i guess you know Eva Bartlett, pretty little Canadian girl, excellent Arabic

      and Vanessa Beeley I guess she is from a diplomatic family i am sure is an Arabic speaker her father advised Bevin on Arabs, its all at the link,

      Donald I can't talk to you about any of this because you don't know enough, i am not interested in your body counts or taking the other Arab side on, all the Arab media is anti-assad pretty much, i could give you links to scores of Arabic sites denouncing him in blood curdling imprecations, now you want to foment trouble between me and the Arabs of the "other side", bit petulant don't you think coming as it does from the protector of the Arab child.

      you have brought nothing but bad faith and weird ideas to this, if Assad kills children no one is attacking Syria and if they are you don't support it ok, so 100,000 Syrians soldiers died killing children, the Marines just call in an airstrike, camp bucca (where Isis were trained) for them.

      did you know the Syrian civil defense was formed in 1959 and is associated with the worldwide organization of such, they don't wear white hats or behead 12 year old sick Palestinian kids,

      afala taqilun is sound quranic advise

    • "BTW, is every Syrian or Palestinian who criticizes Assad and thinks he is a war criminal a deluded servant of the empire.?"

      native guides by definition take you where you want to go, many Arabs are asking how whiskey drinking sexually liberated democrats metamorphosed overnight into Al-Quaida (bell pottinger produces their propaganda) supporters after the Syrian government shot at them, we are sceptical, but we are not the Arabs you are looking for.

      follow the link to the GCC Monitoring Group report.

      So you are saying that the Syrian Arab Army has no sovereign right to mount military operations in its own territory in defence of the state and that Syria is just a morass of murdering savages, and children that the regime and everyone else is killing, all indistinguishable from each other, merely united by their savagery, oh ok that sounds like Arabs.

      you are going to lecture me about Arabs, oh ok, I am fluent and i know the whole Quran by heart, Daddy was insistent, before i was 14, but i will defer to you on Arabs and the Syria about which you know nothing, you have all the arrogance of a conqueror now posing as a humanitarian.

      Syria has the right to defend itself.

      Exposed the Arab Agenda in Syria

      Pepe Escobar

      What is happening in Syria is a NATO-led regime change plot. It is not a popular uprising, as the West and its Gulf allies would like the world to believe. Syria is battling heavily armed foreign mercenaries.

      Here's a crash course on the "democratic" machinations of the Arab League – rather the GCC League, as real power in this pan-Arab organization is wielded by two of the six Persian Gulf monarchies composing the Gulf Cooperation Council, also known as Gulf Counter-revolution Club; Qatar and the House of Saud.

      Essentially, the GCC created an Arab League group to monitor what's going on in Syria. The Syrian National Council – based in North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries Turkey and France - enthusiastically supported it. It's telling that Syria's neighbour Lebanon did not.

      When the over 160 monitors, after one month of enquiries, issued their report ... surprise! The report did not follow the official GCC line - which is that the "evil" Bashar al-Assad government is indiscriminately, and unilaterally, killing its own people, and so regime change is in order.

      The Arab League's Ministerial Committee had approved the report, with four votes in favour (Algeria, Egypt, Sudan and GCC member Oman) and only one against; guess who, Qatar - which is now presiding the Arab League because the emirate bought their (rotating) turn from the Palestinian Authority.

      So the report was either ignored (by Western corporate media) or mercilessly destroyed - by Arab media, virtually all of it financed by either the House of Saud or Qatar. It was not even discussed - because it was prevented by the GCC from being translated from Arabic into English and published in the Arab League's website.

      Until it was leaked. Here it is, in full.

      The report is adamant. There was no organized, lethal repression by the Syrian government against peaceful protesters. Instead, the report points to shady armed gangs as responsible for hundreds of deaths among Syrian civilians, and over one thousand among the Syrian army, using lethal tactics such as bombing of civilian buses, bombing of trains carrying diesel oil, bombing of police buses and bombing of bridges and pipelines.

      Once again, the official NATO-GCC version of Syria is of a popular uprising smashed by bullets and tanks. Instead, BRICS members Russia and China, and large swathes of the developing world see it as the Syrian government fighting heavily armed foreign mercenaries. The report largely confirms these suspicions.

      The Syrian National Council is essentially a Muslim Brotherhood outfit affiliated with both the House of Saud and Qatar - with an uneasy Israel quietly supporting it in the background. Legitimacy is not exactly its cup of green tea. As for the Free Syrian Army, it does have its defectors, and well-meaning opponents of the Assad
      regime, but most of all is infested with these foreign mercenaries weaponized by the GCC, especially Salafist gangs.

    • "I have never seen that phrase used except to downplay or whitewash the atrocities of some faction. Why do this? Why should people use some ” overarching reality” as a reason for not noticing that both the Syrian government and its various armed opponents murder civilians? All this does is make it harder to understand what is actually happening."

      yes Donald Pontius Pilate is a moral exemplar in the American Church?

    • Yes Keith Vaska Tumir of offguardian posted a comment to a weak article by Eric Draitser that seems to get to the heart of the issue.

      "Vaska Tumir: Viewing the situation in Syria in terms of anti-Assad and pro-Assad positions is precisely to accept the framing narrative of the liberal imperialists who've been funding and arming the proxy war there.

      Does the Left recognize the validity and importance of national sovereignty and international law? These seem to me the questions nobody wants to raise because the answers to them may be far too troubling to contemplate. Unless we can answer with an unambiguous "yes" in both cases, we in the Left are leaving the field open to the imperialist lawlessness which has characterized Western foreign policy in the Middle East for decades now."

    • "assault by ostensible allies on Miko Peled,"

      so what is Miko Peleds anti-semitic agenda? does it bear serious scrutiny?

      when the witch hunt starts you'll find me down by the old oak casting spells and killing goats, stirring the cauldron with the nymphs.

      let the coven convene in Salem.

      this is just laughable,

  • New ad campaign in college papers calls out Israeli leaders' bigotry against Palestinians
    • thanks Harry,
      from your link

      "The corporate defendant, Green Park International Ltd., is a Quebec-registered corporation that has been involved in constructing and developing settlements for Israelis on occupied land in the West Bank. The land in question falls within the territory of the village of Bil’in. The plaintiffs are the Village Council of Bil’in, as well as Ahmed Yassin, now deceased, who claimed to own part of the land in dispute.

      The structure of the claim is somewhat intricate. The plaintiffs allege that the corporate defendants are engaged in constructing residential buildings intended for Israeli civilians on village land, in furtherance of an Israeli state policy of inducing its civilian population to settle occupied territory with the ultimate objective of facilitating the eventual assimilation of these lands into its own territory."

      i live on 2 acres now and some acres of hillside forestry with my own well and waste, i am on it before dawn it means everything to me i have been here a bare year and know it all as well as if it were a face.

      western exceptionalism is an attitude of unparalleled cruelty and arrogance, the Zionist variety being no exception.

      i posted to mr Falic post because i am hoping some of his badassness rubs off on me.

    • "For international law to have any meaning whatsoever"

      motsoko pkeko writes

      "Liberation of a land dispossessed people without land is a gigantic colonial fraud. Land is the primary source of life. Food does not grow in the sky. Houses are not built in the air. Gold, platinum, diamonds, oil and all other minerals are dug from the land. Cattle, sheep, goats, horses do not graze in the air. Pastures and water are found in the land. Even the departed demand their graves not in the clouds but in the land."


      "The population of the four colonies that had now formed the Union of South Africa was as follows:

      Cape Province: 167,546 Europeans

      Natal: 34,784 Europeans

      Transvaal: 106,493 Europeans

      Orange Free State: 41,014 Europeans

      This was a total population of 349,837 Europeans according to the colonial census of 1904. They were not called Whites those days. Britain gave them political power to rule the Union of South Africa and make their laws in its colonial parliament. But Section 44 of the Union of South Africa Act 1909 stated, “The qualifications of a member of the House of Assembly shall be as follows:- He must…(c) be a British subject of European descent.”

      In this parliament of Europeans only, the four provinces of the colony were represented as follows: Cape Colony 51 members, Natal 17 members, Transvaal 36 members and Orange Free State 17 members.

      In addition to this, European members began to openly show what their political objective was. A member whom the British government had honoured for “good” colonial service Colonel Sir A. Wool-Sampson (M.P. Braamfontein) told Parliament on 10th November 1910 that “to the best of his recollections during recent elections in the Transvaal, the majority of honourable members declared themselves in the most positive terms their determination to make this a Whiteman’s country….” "

  • Trump and Clinton blast UNESCO statement on Jerusalem
  • Despite groping revelations, Israeli-American Trump supporter says all five of his daughters will vote Trump
    • "the sake of white solidarity.”

      I hear you brother, i have aiways been good at white, you might not get this you dusky rascal but

      cathy told eleanor and you know eileen og

    • thanks for that really interesting

      ". . The submissive loyalty that the leaders of the New Departure commanded in Georgia conformed to a pattern found in all Southern states"

      its an American tradition given fulsome expression today

      the thing you JLD bolded and

      "Such matters were settled by the small clique that ran the machine"

      yeah "no body wants to plant the corn, but everybody wants to raid the barn"

  • 'State of Terror,' by Thomas Suárez
  • The Jewish confession on a future Yom Kippur
  • Ramsey Orta, videographer who captured Eric Garner's killing, speaks out on Palestine
    • the man applying that rear choke should be prosecuted, there is no call for it and thats just ludicrously dangerous, from the position of his elbow relative to Mr. Garners chin its clear that it is a very reckless hold to apply.

  • Palestinian boy was shot in both legs after threat by Israeli officer to disable every youth in refugee camps
  • Who knew! Israel almost started war with Hezbollah in 2015, IDF officer reveals at NY synagogue
  • In full page NYT ad, liberal Zionist group calls for ethnic segregation to retain Jewish majority within Israel
    • "the fate of the Jews under Jewish leadership"

      M.Rachid Rida denounced all Muslim Rulers through out history, he thought Islam should rule, he died in '35 and we still haven't heard from Islam or even simple decency yet, still waiting by the phone

      I vote Trumpton, the old and English will understand which means they will "feel me" in American.

  • Abbas and Levy issue calls to end Nakba denial
    • This is for Annie where is Annie,

      you can't lie to Ireland, America

    • "I cannot say the same about many Palestinians which is a crying shame."

      they just don't deserve you Blake, try Syrians they are available, active and like you are committed or at least they should be.

      Because you do activism? facebook posts? your sacrifice is appreciated, baked a cake today? and nary a word or picture.

      "He who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars, general good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite and flatterer, for art and science can not exist but in minutely organized particulars"

      Blakes it seems are variable.

  • Palestinian fishermen struggle to survive next door to Netanyahu's palatial suburb
    • Khalid

      green grows the lily right among the bushes

    • "BTW, having kids you can’t afford to raise is idiotic”

      I have always wondered why wombs aren't coin operated. "afford" no one can afford kids, they are cosmic what happened to you, soulless freak.

      Typee: by Herman Melville, read it! that epic failure and greatest American of all time, he shouldn't have gone to yellow stone with Hawthorne but there was no issue....just a blank sheet.

  • In a world of conflict, peace is celebrated only one day out of the year
  • 'Beholden to AIPAC' -- progressive senators Warren, Murphy, Brown sign letter seeking to limit Obama's actions
  • Trump could be bumpy for Jews
    • " I would marry.............. it to a figure skater"

      ah you got my hopes up, i can see both sides now i may mingus a hejira ( yeah that third bottle of red was a dog eat dog, i want an adjournment there is only whisky left and the ladies of the canyon are a turbulent indigo chalk mark in a storm,

      ok i am no I will win in one relying on my deep knowledge of Jews, Reinnette, you have no answer, Joni ok, but Reinette to king 4.

      Reinette L'oranaise, nhabek nhabek, don't get the wrong idea, but Reinnette always wins in these kind of things, you can't deny her. you can't tame this tiger. Jewish too. I once saw her autograph, every man in the room started sweating, fear its Mummy but scary Mummy. Nhabek?

    • "The balebatisheh yiden are a closed book to me."

      what with this "fear Anti-Semiticism" and oppose intervention post Libya but never support any named Arab ( the very thought) and sell melancholy apathy as the proper response to American global slaughter, how many "Jews" will Trump drone?

      Mondoweiss is in danger of becoming the website that time forgot, the landscape is changing fast the ground you are standing on is drifting inexorably to the right all progressives suffer the same fate cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe......

      "Jews have a learned aversion to governments that persecute, and to proud majoritarian mobs."

      pretty lies Abba, you just romanticizing some oppression in your head, but don't get blue, the "Jewish" community in the west have constituted one of the most vociferous mobs calling down fire on all the peoples of the Arab/Muslim world and supporting the repression by the state of their fellow citizens , you haven't been cowering in ghetto's in a long long time if ever.

      I had very cordial relationships with Jews College for 2 decades, their students seemed marvelously privileged when compared with those of The Muslim College.

      the crisis is not in the Jewish community but in its official structures, like the wahhabi's that the west has promoted amongst it's own immigrant Muslim communities tough times for those bureaucratic ideologues ahead,

      when you learn to resist Zionists as we do Wahhabis, I can only wish you greater success than us, we are usless, Muslims have been so easily co-opted in the West,

      if you have $1300 you can buy one of only two copies available of "The Reformers of Egypt" by M.A. Zaki Badawi I also have part 2 "Revolutionary Islam" the single existent copy in self bound typed manuscript, bids will be high as it is in English, it contains no exoneration though, we suffer because of own actions.

      "signal a season of danger to Jews and other stigmatized “undesirables” in the United States."

      oh God are you oppressed Abba, because you don't fucking sound like it.

      we await the Mexican Jewish illegals stranded down in mobile with memphis blues again

      Those jockeys on the lawn aren't Cossacks, Jewish Lives Matter, its just laughable.

      Am I not supposed to know who Deborah Lipstadt is? High Priestess of "you can not relativize the Holocaust", you want allies or acolytes?

      Trump is he bad for Jews? i fear for white people the Sun kills them you know and its everywhere.

  • Jeffrey Goldberg will be silent till he finds a way to spin all the bad-for-the-Jews news from Israel
  • Dozens of Spanish cities declare themselves ‘Free of Israeli Apartheid’
    • "What historians and archaeologists do you have in mind, zaid?"


      Abdul Rahman Abbad

      Kamil Asali

      Abdul Aziz Duri

      Ibn Athir


      Rashid ad-Din at-Tabbib (Persian Jew)

      Dr Zaidan Kafafi

      Dr Nasser Edin Al Asad (no relation)

      archeologists Zaid may mean Israel Finkelstein, Herzog et al


  • After building a protest movement, West Bank village of Nabi Saleh steps back from weekly Friday protests
    • Dear Marnie I posted a little thing that seems to be unacceptable (sorry mod honestly you are patient but still i am puzzled)

      but in honour of Saleh my old friend Hisham does the full Nabi

      ( and mod was it the Assad reference, no one gives a shit about Tai, these days)

      Hisham says don't look behind you

  • 'NY Times' rigs a purported news article to push U.S. escalation in Syria
    • “The Case for (Finally) Bombing Assad.”

      He is just using Syria as a national (human) shield, we must not lose our resolve.

  • Many leftwing Israelis are leaving the country -- 'Forward' breaks an important story
    • Mairav the Ramones tribute circuit beckons, keep it deadpan, its what jonny would have wanted, but remember you can't say anything nice about bonzo (when he) goes to bitburg.

  • Marc Lynch warns against the U.S. escalation in Syria
    • "If you google this subject" like any serious analyst

      "it as a choice between a secular regime that leaves you alone if you don’t protest vs. a group consisting of murderous fanatics" your knowledge isn't even slight.

      which way are American rangers illegally in the country going to vote?

      "When Copeland and the CIA were in Damascus planning the coup, Deane Hinton turned to the others and stated: "I want to go on record as saying that this is the stupidest, most irresponsible action a diplomatic mission like ours could get itself involved in, and that we've started a series of these things that will never end." "

  • Syrian death tolls and the kinder gentler jihadists
    • Donald where are you when we need you,

    • if you could but understand your own fucking ancestors ( not to be indelicate but its what we with our scottish connections like to think of as the real anthem of that beleaguered little nation) Hamish Henderson was an extraordinary whiteman. (gaughan has a story too tough guy gentle artist) your piece makes me gag.

      Freedom come ye all

      Roch the wind in the clear days dawin'
      Blaws the cloods heelster gowdy ow'r the bay
      But there's mair nor a roch wind blawin'
      Through the great glen o' the warld the day.
      It's a thocht that will gar oor rottans
      A' they rogues that gang gallus fresh and gay
      Tak the road an' seek ither loanins
      For their ill ploys tae sport an' play

      Nae mair will the bonnie callants
      Mairch tae war when oor braggarts crousely craw,
      Nor wee weans frae pit-heid an' clachan
      Mourn the ships sailing doon the Broomielaw.
      Broken families in lands we've herriet
      Will curse Scotland the Brave nae mair, nae mair.
      Black and white, ane til ither mairriet
      Mak' the vile barracks o' their masters bare.

      So come all ye at hame wi' freedom
      Never heed whit the hoodies croak for doom
      In your hoose a' the bairns o' Adam
      Can find breid, barley bree an' painted room.
      When MacLean meets wi's freens in Springburn
      A' the roses an' geans will turn tae bloom
      And a black boy frae yont Nyanga
      Dings the fell gallows o' the burghers doon.

  • 'Democracy' and 'terrorism' and the parameters of thinkable thought
    • "a suspiciously Jewish-sounding name"

      oh no! he internalized Anti-Semiticism and sadly, judging by his utterances, its clear where they shoved it.

      he still has a head, just saying.

      "Mearsheimer" it does sound faintly fecal, can one say that, i am wearing my Mankini and am ready for a good Frenching.

      I am too depressed to talk to Americans after Bill Blum's latest idiocy. I started this shit after B. Ehrenreich janjaweed racism.

      i am retiring.

  • Israeli military clears Israeli military of war crimes in Gaza
  • A new milestone: BDS at the Olympics
    • "some form of BDSM"

      Dear Mooser i want to offer you, god it should be Zappa Bobby Brown, " we kinod of drifted along into SM"

      but this everything in one song

      "when misfortune falls no man can shun it

      I was a blind fool I'll ne'er deny"

      my friend it has the sweetest line there could be

      " And I wish the Queen would call home her armies.."

      all the very best you a paragon, exemplar, (and fuck off i make my own rules)

  • The politics of Jewish ethnocentrism
    • "That Jews “despise” each other proves to you Jewish ethnocentricity is baloney. To me it shows how pernicious it is. "

      in Islam man we love each other but we don't lose our heads

  • Palestinian anti-racist struggle against Zionism and Black anti-racist struggle against White supremacy are crucial to building a just world
    • should like to 'second' all of that if I may and International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, the name alone connotes your wit and brazen courage.

      bravo, bravissimo

  • The last Gaza war worried Scotland's Jews-- for all the wrong reasons
    • "Remember, the councils in question were flying the Palestinian flag not the flag of Hamas. But the Jewish respondents don’t want to make those distinctions."

      whats the distinction and why is it of import.

      Hamas in its conflict with Zionism is 100% in the right, you will feel better when you can acknowledge that and has made numerous laudable proposals to their Zionist assailants.

      "that represents a government that is dedicated to getting rid of Jews not only from Israel but elsewhere, I found offensive and an abandonment of a community that they represent.” "

      this is just contemptible, woeful you think Arabs, Muslims, Black people or leftists are going to dialogue with this kind of crap.

      "Our secular and religious leaders have done a superb job"

      but in the end you must take responsibility because you will experience the consequences of this vicious inhumanity,

      there is no safe level of Zionism if you let it have the Jewish community you have no one to blame but yourselves for the consequences, you can't hide behind Hamas as you have for decades behind, suicide bombers, Islam, terrorists, militants, Arafat or the whole grotesqueries you have created to absolve yourselves and through which you view us or even "antisemitism".

      "How do we create an Israel that respects and protects the history, culture, religion of all the people in the land?" and punish the crimes that have been committed, return what has been stolen, sure we and the Palestinians get no say, UK Jews are going to sort it.

      " Let’s ask ourselves why being Jewish in Scotland and everywhere else, including Israel, can’t be a whole lot better than it is today."

      as Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse writes in "Not for Happiness" of real religious engagement it " will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave."

      I am just listening to the conviction of the Choudary nutter in the UK, tough to be Jewish though.

  • Beinart calls anti-Zionists 'revolutionaries'
  • Chosen indeed: all 7 letters run by 'NYT' on Mideast article are by Jews
    • "knew it might very well be wrong when I typed it"

      thats transgressive compositional disorder welcome to my world

      as to funny names i am now tormented by the need for Yorubalao, but you are right funny names are to be avoided Roha, not for everyone, the Yorubalao have no funny name privileges.

    • "with Yoruba words and Lao grammar."

      typical Japhite you have to contradict the Semito- Nilo-Hamite.

    • " ” Semitic DNA “

      Imagine that! A spurious grouping of language origins, "

      absolutely what's wrong with Afro-Asiatic language family and coincidentally many Jews wish to get a bit colourful and Afro these days, here is your chance Hebrew an Afro-Asiatic language see you at Kwanzah (and in the dungeons and on the burning barricades?)

  • Zionists and anti-Zionists march together for two hours in New York
    • "She added that a strong Zionist could march alongside an anti-Zionist, if they were committed to supporting Black Lives Matter."

      political action as tribal therapy, maybe the NYPD could hunt up those thousands of Arab Jewish babies stolen by the Zionist state, ambassadors of colour will not normalize Zionism anywhere but in the NYT or Jewish community press, but not in the emerging Black movements.

      " a leftwing political community that included Zionists"

      the anti-racism of racists, i don't think too many black people as opposed to those of colour, whatever they are, will be buying this.

  • White Jews and uppity blacks
    • "I’m done. I’ve lost patience with this shit."

      what! no sumud my Semitic brother?

      and there you were all Arab Manque imagining yourself like a dusky Yiddish Amr Ibni Kulthum, the Id on horse back, Pere Ubuing your way through this "they treat Jews like shit " wasteland,

      but we just Ubu Goi

      oh only looks like one ..try Arab, Black Arab its the real thing.

    • "There is no absolution. There is no god, and people are fragile stupid things."

      yeah everything sucks

    • That was very interesting

      "looks like a pale faced Egyptian."

      you know when the British state murdered Jean-Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician on the grounds of perhaps being Somalia...or Pakistani Tariq Ali pointed out that about 3/4 of humanity "look Pakistani"

      white is not a colour Woody Allen looks no less like a Norwegian nebbish than Lebanese one,

      my erstwhile boss for 25 years Dr. Muhammad Shariff at the Jama'ati ad Dawa, Tripoli, he vanished when The US destroyed Libya I don't think he made it, he was at that 1968 Democratic convention, was it Mayor Daley the one where they beat so many Black people, he described to me walking out in to that melee

      "Because I am so white the Police ignored me and no one attacked me" he looked Scandinavian but no doubt died like a dog somewhere, as you seem to be saying Seth white ain't all its cracked up to be when other factors come in to play, now you Jews are non-white because of your looks? its not your looks its the extraordinarily privileged position of Jewishness within the doctrinal system, Phil Weiss still suspects you all might be clever than us

      Americans are very weird on the subject of "race", looking like an Arab means nothing women, as I am sure your father realizes go crazy for Arab man looks do you have any idea how mixed we are, who ever you are somewhere is an Arab who looks just like you, its no claim to fame. My cousins range from black African looking to "grey' eyed blondes all pure Egytpian.

      There is another view of the story about Jewish involvement in the NAACP etc current among African American and Caribbean folks you could look in to it.

      my main problem is that this attempt to gain some kind of absolution by donning the mantle of oppression is not how Black people view themselves, its a very white guilt laden view, I as an "Arab" or "Black Briton" know my history we are not poor innocent victims not just anybody can be one of us Seth all that neurosis and doubt won't get you far with us, some of the blackest people i have known were little "white" cockneys incorrigibly anti-authoritarian, utterly despised socially, if there is to be couth they are the very definition of uncouth, we always got along fine with them, some of them were Jews, you know the real kind with backbone, substance and principles.

      "the oppressed" contrary to popular prejudice is not an easy club to join you will need both acuity and courage and you will be tested, sorely tested do you know how fucking unruly and exasperating we are.

      I always tell white people i am black and black people that i am white, seriously, because its true but you need to stop looking at the surface.

      there is something that white people always miss, i have been watching the "intersectionality" stuff here, its very funny you really don't see it, the crucial part of Crenshaw's piece was

      " But the legacy of struggle among US Black women suggests that a collectively shared Black women’s oppositional knowledge has long existed. This collective wisdom in turn has spurred US Black women to generate a more specialized knowledge, namely, Black feminist thought as critical social theory."

      "women’s oppositional knowledge"

      the system causes you to misread us do you know how brilliant and realized we are you can only dream to be one of us, better start developing yourself, imagine the shame of being rejected by the despised, we can see you coming from a billion miles away.

      don't tell an Egyptian he is pale faced it will worry him and his wife might lose respect for him

  • Settler on motorcycle kills 85-year-old Palestinian shepherd and his donkey
  • When the language of genocide offends us more than ghettoizing another people
    • "Someone who is very well equipped to make such judgments."

      Roha you are so kind ( I will do my best I swear with the grammar punctuation, i will fuck up so badly, shit i don't need a safe place)

      really from my heart because you touched me Roha, this is how religion happened for me, daddy was a sheikh so one day he was teaching these hausa dudes in the garage where they had shade, i was 5 it was my habit to run around naked, it was hot,

      i could see that class was finished my father motioned me over, i ran up in to the cool of the concrete garage naked and sat down between my fathers legs

      have you ever been in the heat when they pen a herd of cows and its hot and they make a series of low shuffling noises, not rhythmic but constant,

      well the arfrican dudes shuffled about there were 10 or so guys my father leaned down to me and said they will sing you will like it, how good is your hausa?

      for a long time they just relaxed shuffled its not a performance, the first voice that leads here said of me laughing at my Scholar father "we killed the boy, give him a drum" laughter etc this is if you are now, here it this is "it", the good "it",

      to accomplish the spiritual path there is nothing more important than other beings, you know people and animals that you know, insects, don't start, that's it care for them like women do with young babies they don't mean that shit they do to you,

      but as i was taught from young sarkin muri, real religion benefits everything touches effortlessly hear them a real thing with the sacred like they have in Judaism and with the enlightenment, that thing, that kind and gentle thing there

    • "Modesty prevents me from naming the reviewer"

      Modesty is an especially vengeful deity, i have seen white people blush red when they violate Her dictates, which is apparently very painful for them.

      unfortunately the Dao that you can define is not the Dao, and yet "we saw you from day one with a Bible in one hand and guns in the other one" from day one mind you

      Modesty commands you dance to this and blush because " now everything has changed"


    • "One could even say that these people laid the foundation of the liberal humanistic philosophy that underlies modern Western societies."

      yes as you've demonstrated you can say that, now what?

      you are saying liberal humanistic philosophy underlies modern Western societies its that that makes them so murderous and avaricious, though no one can deny their "exceptionalism",

      yeah Islam done good.

    • might i recommend

      Spiritual Materialism (old but a classic)


      Chogyam Trungpa


      ("heart of the buddha" on the abidharma and he does the lojong slogans well worth a casual perusal)

    • "Meaning that religion in its original form was good but the clerics messed it up?"

      not at all, what is its original form? ( my "it" is without form)

      "One of the clerics’ jobs is to interpret holy writ"

      you don't say how can i have missed that, i can see i am going to get a damn good spanking.

      "so taken as a whole would you expect their interpretations to be so awful if the texts they are interpreting are so wonderful? "

      do you ever get the feeling that if you have 4 apples that you can eat the four and leave the apples.

      give me your text and i will make it wonderful for you, by the power of nothing,

      "Anyway, quite a lot of holy writ was the work of clerics, e.g. Judaic temple priests."

      perhaps but I mean the good stuff, you slipped in holy writ, what is that?

      "Of course you can ignore the interpreters and try to return to the source."

      again not the ones i like, why would i ignore them? they are shit hot.

      'and try to return to the source' try? its in your pocket, try not returning to it, you have never been separate from it, it wouldn't be interesting if it needed looking for, you have time for that,

      "That is the basic idea behind what is called ‘fundamentalism’ "

      things look bad for me there's no denying it

      "but you don’t want “pitiless fundamentalism,” you’d sooner have compassionate fundamentalism."

      is that wrong of me? i like compassion like chips with everything, i have no proof.

      "Well, so would I,"

      shit Stephen you have got me all excited, is something going to happen, eventually

      "but the possibility of such a thing depends on how much compassion there is in the source"

      you know man i see that shit everywhere in everything, including in this my much deserved takedown, i am so rooting for you.

      "how much compassion there is in the source" no compassion is the interpreter where it belongs ( this not an error get Roha to tell you about Dogen and language, i am too ignorant), "the source", Stephen you are so clinical i know what is in store for me.

      "Are prophets and messiahs" are you imputing ludicrous beliefs to me just because i am irrational and crazed, that's not fair, i have ignored prophets and messiahs what are they? and who cares?

      messiah is not a religious notion, its fucking sick, like saviour

      prophets again no for me no thanks you have as many you like though, and spare me..even though i richly deserve the refutation that you are going to get to

      "Are prophets and messiahs more compassionate than clerics?"

      i think they all made each other up, seriously Stephen i would like to concede the argument and humbly accept that I am wrong and that you are Sir the finest intellect to grind my blunt little mind in to the dust. (not sarcasm)

      "Take defeat upon yourself

      Give victory to others"

      (not a prophet not holy writ not gods law, a professor just suggests it and some other things)

      oh come its a little bit sweet isn't it,

      and now i can't be sarcastic because demons will shove molten brass rods up me if i am,

      i am unencumbered with beliefs Stephen, do you find them useful?

      its big world out there you can't grasp it reductively or at all, you don't need to its all yours anyway, sitting there unnoticed in the palm of your hand, the most wonderful thing (not a thing, not sitting not in the hand, not wonderful)

      as to me you have dispatched me logically if not compassionately ( fuck it i can take a bit of molten brass roding because

      "i cum frum Pudsey where birds fly back'ards to keep muck outa there eyes" allegorically.

      because i do not see any of us even me as problem that has to be solved, and if there is going to any solving it won't be by me as you have so ably demonstrated.

    • " Could it be that Black Lives Matter, on behalf of its own community, decided to slap the face of Jewish innocence by dramatically entering the hugely symbolic and crucially important aspect of the Jewish witness to the world?"

      could it be that you are not the center of the universe

      "Variations of the Black Power movement have been taking on American and Israeli Jewish establishments in this way for years. For the most part, these attacks have been beaten back through invocations of the Holocaust, Jews as at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement and Israel as a beacon of democracy in the Middle East"

      and vociferous denunciations of Black antisemitism, why leave that out

      "The fallback position of Jewish defense against charges of dislocation, oppressing and ghettoizing the Palestinians has worn thin"

      it was always threadbare

      "The slap across the face of Jewish innocence stings."

      "Jewish innocence" more properly racist obliviousness

      "When the language of genocide offends us more than ghettoizing another people"

      who likes being roused roughly from a profound slumber

      "The Movement for Black Lives has placed Jews on notice that we have arrived at the end of ethical Jewish history. What can be done, if anything, at the end, is the almost impossible question before us."

      right go back to sleep,

      i see the "prophetic" is excitingly solipsistic,

      no wonder so many Jews turn to Buddhism, which doesn't pretend to innocence or some vacuous "moral" mission.

      "What can be done, if anything, at the end, is the almost impossible question before us."

      you know Marc one day Tsong Rinpoche was walking on Pig Alley in Kathmandu being berated by an irate American denouncing him for sitting up on high expensive thrones while we prostrated to him, Rinpoche a little grizzled old man listened quietly to the increasingly incensed American,

      Pig Alley is a slaughter house the gutters run with a mixture of blood, shit and filth, Lama's often go about with skull cups hidden in the folds of their robes, they hold, being a human cranium about a litre,

      Rinpoche stooped down and filled his cup to the brim with this revolting black scummy fluid, the American stepped back in disgust as Rinpoche drank the whole lot down in one

      and smiling said "but i'm not proud", you should try it, being free of self regard is real freedom and its very good for Jews, it makes you interesting, you will definitely have more sex and lose weight, you want abs?

      Islam. Judaism and Christianity have no mission other than to help beings we owe them nothing, Priests, Alim and Rabbi's have together raped religion over many centuries you all seem united by your miraculous ability to court irrelevance at best or depravity more consistently, you and all the other "divines' are more responsible for the growth of pitiless fundamentalisms within the Middle Eastern origin faiths than any other single factor, i am genuinely surprised when any of you have the gall to speak this hopeless confusion, its time you represent or hold your peace.

  • Anti-occupation activists stand with Black Lives Matter as Jewish orgs attack movement over Israel criticisms
    • "felled by atomic bombs"

      "the Germans were felled by the equally evil Soviets."

      "Whose the person with the simplistic views?"

      its a trick question right?

    • "Did anybody look “Arab”?"

      that is why you are the man, now that i have changed am able to breathe again and my nasal passages are coffee free,

      check this out, looking Pakistani and reading, she is a psychotherapist so this possibly be anti-semitic as well, but from Leeds so perhaps not, northern people are not really English, real Englishness happens in the home counties, as everyone knows, i am from Surrey, my English is pure and intense. next time i fly i am taking that excellent airport reading al-set mariam's "call to global Islamic insurrection" i may get an upgrade.

  • Israeli mayor: No Arabs in our pools because their 'hygiene culture is not like ours'
    • "the information presented within all of my comments are product of countless hours of me searching articles, reading and analyzing them, researching the various information presented therein, participating in discussions online and in person, watching hours of documentaries and political videos and then some."

      Read a fucking book you know nothing poseur,

      i always judge people according to colour the darker the better, i know there is another system in play but its just wrong and i have now corrected everything on the internet about it.

      by the way silsila i am very dark, like daddy was, you must not gainsay me, the daughters of Claudia Shiffer will rejoice publish it in gath me my gene is good.

    • "Last time I checked, you’re not paying me anything to teach you."

      how sad the mercenary ethos of neo-liberalism has infected everyone, public service is its own reward.

  • The 'New York Times' is dead set on marginalizing Jewish anti-Zionism
    • also you might enjoy this, i don't know how to make previews viewable and should really send this privately to Annie but trust me follow this link for your own good America,

    • "‘Splain it to us, “Silamcuz”!"

      and i had my hand up all this time, may i be excused for this ejaculation

      as Shabestari said

      "this is not a Ka'aba

      for idiots to circle round

      nor a mosque for the coarse to clamour in

      This is The Tavern of Ruin"

      i personally don't believe even Samson and his fast flowing cataract would have a hope against 72 virgins, its a recipe for disaster, disproportionate really.

      but anyway Simulcra is going to put you racist bastards right any second now.

      i could actually give you an enjoyable Muslim story of my first experience of this memo-trope,
      involving 4 Azharites, a Luknow madrasa graduate and world renowned Ghazal expert but frankly you don't deserve it (obviously Mooser does i mean the rest of you american clintonite Jihadi's) (i am drinking Katie's Hurriya oil olive straight from the bottle)

  • Jews need to study the Torah in order to criticize Israel, Beinart says
    • "why don’t we just call them “sicarii “ "

      because there is nothing lower than a Muslim, and i am all in with that.

  • Using Rep. Johnson's innocent comment to stain his reputation was the real crime
    • echinococcus

      glen ford discusses black leadership, corey booker is front and center. the empire is all about education these days the yousoufzai's are fighting this war on the eastern front, which corey is doing way out west.

  • Bill Clinton attacked all Muslim Americans during his speech to the DNC
  • The agonizing afterlife of Mahmoud Darwish
    • my god D you are reduced to that?

      call me al eh,

      ghost got hold of that depressive paul simon song and made it good with subtlety and nuance,

      who said you could call me al

      anyway Marnie take off your shoes and dance to this , Darwish would.

    • You ask, “Who Am I, Without Exile?” I

      answer: You are the bulb of the pregrown

      plant carried in the stomach

      of a squirrel. You ask: Who Are You,

      Without Exile? I answer: I am

      wandering exile seeping my roots

      in our land. You are now

      the squirrel eating our bulbs snapping

      water lines lifting sidewalks and we both

      share the blood on our hands while I

      wash them use soap and water soap

      and bleach I scrub I scrub I

      scrub hard until my

      skin peels until I scratch the skin off

      I am scrubbing my muscles and I

      scrub I scrub I scrub and scrub my

      bones and I scrub peel the red

      peel the red peel the red until this body

      becomes nothing.

      I am a skeleton walking among poets.

      Please teach me how to li(v)e with these stains.



      Morani Kornberg-Weiss

      from the opening of Dear Darwish

      i am speechless

  • On Jewishness and criticism of Israel
    • "but once you overcome your selfhatred"

      i'd like to point out that while a surfeit of alcohol may have caused me to be idiotic, whatever i say i mean nothing as you pointed out with JonS, but as a rare poc(kemon) ( and thus an oppressed person who personally has no answer to my circumstances and am awaiting Tarzan and the elephants) you may want to check your app rather than tell me off, sorry, but you know i have heard gossip self-hatred and all, good kosher gossip, i may be available Arabs are very cheap nowadays, chinese are the status symbol.

      i am alluding myself into a bit of a state.

    • i've met them, not fraudster like Forer, but once you overcome your selfhatred you will realize we aren't anything to be better than anyway,

      this is really for you unlike that embarrasing stuff with the slackness dj lady saw, beautiful english subs, listen to a drug stained mouth give you a kiss on the lips right from god

      (he plays a weird little organ thing like the ilen pipes i have seen them heard them but no one knows what they are, like the ilen pipes, repetition is holy)

      it is forbidden to be chaste here, just like Hillel said

    • "and maybe a few others like me—care to identify with is a confrontation with non-identity, and it lives on only with criticism."

      embrace the non-identity, and then save all that energy you are wasting on "criticism" of a rickety mental construction for something useful.

      you are turning Jewish identity in to a pointless maze,

      where is the Jewish Rumi or Loa Tzu.

      "the things of this world are generated from "presence"
      presence is generated from non-presence" daodejing

      non-identity is the height of heights like god,

      "this world that is made out of our love for Emptiness" by Rumi is quite advanced good still and yes i am a raving anti-identite.

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