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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 22, 2006 Aftermath: Reservists in Israel Protest Conduct of Lebanon War
QUOTE: The reservists, most of whom have gone back to civilian life, say that their training was inadequate and that they were sent into Lebanon with unclear missions, inadequate supplies, outdated equipment and a lack of basics, like drinking water. They called for a national inquiry into how the war was waged.
New York Times Aug 14, 2006 Dispatch From Jerusalem: The Lebanon war comes to a gay pride rally.
QUOTE: more groups unaffiliated with WorldPride hijacked the event, turning it into an anti-war rally...The police didn't behave violently, but a few protesters were slightly injured. The anti-war faction played to the cameras, striking Kent State poses.
Slate Jun 09, 2006 Jailed Sudanese Refugees Pose a Moral Puzzle for Israel
QUOTE: Israel sees itself as both a refuge for Jews fleeing persecution and a light unto nations. So when it was disclosed here that 200 Sudanese, many fleeing the bloodshed of the Darfur region, had found their way to Israel only to be locked up in prison, controversy ensued.
New York Times May 24, 2006 Iran Shuts Down Newspaper Over Cartoon
QUOTE: The government shut down one of its official newspapers on Tuesday for publishing a cartoon that mocked Iran's Azeri minority and led to riots in northwestern cities.
New York Times May 22, 2006 Law and Disorder: How Iraq Police Reform Became Casualty of War
QUOTE: the corruption in Basra had gotten so bad that the 135-member internal affairs unit, set up to police the police, was operating as a ring of extortionists, kidnappers and killers, American and Iraqi officials said.
New York Times May 20, 2006 Hamas Spokesman Is Caught Smuggling Cash Into Gaza
QUOTE: A prominent spokesman for the ruling Hamas faction was caught Friday trying to smuggle some $815,000 into Gaza from Egypt to circumvent the economic blockade on the Hamas-run Palestinian Authority. Since February the Palestinian Authority has been unable to pay salaries for its 160,000 or so employees...and the Gazan economy, starved of cash, is rapidly slowing.
New York Times May 19, 2006 Egypt, Defying West, Jails Hundreds at Rally
QUOTE: Egyptian security forces beat and arrested hundreds of demonstrators on Thursday, its leaders holding firm in a drive to silence protests and reassert the power of the state in the face of criticism from the United States and the European Union.
New York Times May 07, 2006 Kidnapped in Iraq: Victim's Tale of Clockwork Brutality, for Profit
QUOTE: His story, told over the course of several interviews in Baghdad, casts a light on the murky growth industry of kidnapping in Iraq, where abductions are sometimes lucrative criminal enterprises, sometimes brutal aspects of sectarian violence, and sometimes a tangled mix of the two.
New York Times Feb 16, 2006 Internet Firms Address China Practices
QUOTE: ... companies such as Yahoo Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp., all of which view China both as a giant business opportunity and a worrying regulatory challenge because of the government's censorship and human rights policies. Members of Congress and human rights advocates said the companies have made unacceptable compromises to advance their business interests.
Washington Post Feb 03, 2006 Kidnapping foreign visitors: an Islamic perspective
QUOTE: Anyone who is familiar with the Koran and the traditions of the prophet Muhammad knows that kidnapping civilians and harming them is absolutely prohibited. Those who do kidnap civilians defy the Islamic code of ethics. This ethos applies to every kidnapped civilian, including Jill Carroll, the freelance journalist on assignment for The Christian Science Monitor...
Christian Science Monitor Jan 30, 2006 Bahais Mourn Iranian Jailed for His Faith
QUOTE: Since 1979, more than 200 Iranian Bahais have been killed and hundreds more imprisoned by the Iranian government, Bahai officials say. Many also have had their property confiscated and been deprived of jobs, pensions and education, followers say.
Washington Post Nov 03, 2005 Francis Fukuyama: History in the Remaking
QUOTE: So Fukuyama has a little lecture for the Europeans: Deep-six the multiculturalism. Tolerance should be extended to individuals, not to groups, which will inevitably jockey for more and more recognition, respect and autonomy, at the expense of democratic cohesiveness.
Washington Post Oct 26, 2005 Bush Wants Syria Held to Account in Terrorism: U.S., French, British Envoys Push Draft U.N. Resolution Urging Economic Sanctions
QUOTE: President Bush urged the Security Council on Tuesday to hold Syria to account for supporting terrorism throughout the Middle East...
Washington Post Aug 08, 2005 Putting God at the Center: Mixing Politics and Religion, Abul-Ela Maadi Hopes To Steer Egypt's Islamists Toward the Mainstream
QUOTE: ...a turning point for Egypt's government, which for decades has relentlessly blocked the entry of religion into the center stage of politics....a quieter struggle over Islam's relationship to power stands as perhaps the most decisive issue in the region's still uncertain democratization. Political and avowedly peaceful forces under the banner of Islam still hold the greatest sway at the grass roots in Egypt and elsewhere; U.S. pressure has ironically given them more space.
Washington Post Aug 04, 2005 U.S. Writer Critical of Militias Is Found Shot Dead in Basra
QUOTE: Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, at least 52 journalists have been killed, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
Washington Post Jul 09, 2005 U.S. Is Found Lacking in Detainee Care Plans
QUOTE: Defense Department officials failed to adequately plan for the medical care of detainees captured during the Iraq war, causing some medical personnel to reuse needles and other medical supplies and leaving them without guidance on how detainees should be treated, according to an Army surgeon general's report released yesterday.
Washington Post Jul 06, 2005 United Church of Christ Urges Economic Pressure on Mideast
QUOTE: The United Church of Christ called yesterday for the use of "economic leverage" to promote peace in the Middle East.
Washington Post Jan 02, 2005 The War Inside the Arab Newsroom
QUOTE: Beyond Al-Rashed's criticism of Islamic fundamentalists, the main target of his wrath is the Arab media....he thinks his competition is not just misguided but actively dangerous. "The region is being filled with inaccuracies and partial truths...I think people will always make good judgments if they have the right information and the whole information. What we lack right now is the truth and information."
New York Times Nov 29, 2004 Checkpoints Take Toll on Palestinians, Israeli Army: Civilians Describe Abuse; Troops Lament Conditions
QUOTE: ...the most intimate contact between Israelis and Palestinians occurs over the barrel of a gun at the 61 manned military checkpoints throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip...accounts from former checkpoint guards who describe working under dehumanizing conditions, and by numerous reports of abuses committed by such soldiers against Palestinian civilians.
Washington Post Nov 14, 2004 Oil-for-Food Official May Have Blocked Inquiries: Head of U.N. Program in Iraq Accused of Improperly Accepting Purchasing Rights
QUOTE: the official accused of improperly receiving lucrative rights to purchase oil from Saddam Hussein's government... discouraged his staff from probing allegations of corruption and helped block efforts by the U.N. anti-corruption unit...Sevan was reluctant to embark on an anti-corruption effort because it would complicate his relations with Iraq...
Washington Post Nov 11, 2004 Mystery Lingers: Whereabouts of His Hidden Fortune
QUOTE: As Yasir Arafat lay dying in Paris, the battle over his legacy involved an unstated but widely acknowledged concern: He personally controlled several billion dollars, and no one else knew where it all was.
New York Times Sep 26, 2004 Violence in Iraq Belies Claims of Calm, Data Show
QUOTE: In number and scope, the attacks compiled in the Kroll reports suggest a broad and intensifying campaign of insurgent violence that contrasts sharply with assessments by Bush administration officials and Iraq's interim prime minister...
Washington Post Sep 24, 2004 Egyptians Wonder If Dynasty Is Near: Mubarak's Son Gaining Prominence
QUOTE: In effect, the National Democratic Party endorsed Mubarak for a fifth six-year term beginning next year...The party declined to take up opposition calls for term limits and direct popular election of the president from among competing candidates. Nor did it significantly ease rules that effectively block participation of new political parties.
Washington Post Sep 19, 2004 Saudi Trial Could Alter Pace of Reform: Case Being Held in Open for First Time
QUOTE: The case illustrates the challenge facing the royal family as it edges open a closed system in hopes of reducing mounting social frustrations within the kingdom, while trying to maintain a tight hold on ultimate authority.
Washington Post Sep 16, 2004 U.S. Says Saudis Repress Religion: 8 Countries Named In Annual Report
QUOTE: The United States for the first time named Saudi Arabia yesterday as a country that severely violates religious freedom...'Freedom of religion does not exist'...The designation of Saudi Arabia was made as the Bush administration has come under sharp attack from Democrats...
Washington Post Jul 01, 2004 Underclass of Workers Created in Iraq: Many Foreign Laborers Receive Inferior Pay, Food and Shelter
QUOTE: "I cursed my fate -- not having a feeling my life was secure, knowing I could not go back, and being treated like a kind of animal," said Ajayakumar, who worked for less than $7 a day.
Washington Post May 16, 2004 Community Razed Along With Its Homes in Gaza: Palestinian Camp Is in Crossfire Between Gunmen, Israeli Army
QUOTE: Abu Anzah and her neighbors say they are caught in the middle between the Israeli military and Palestinian guerrillas and criminal gangs. And they mourn not only the loss of lives and the destruction of houses, but also the street-by-street dismemberment of their community.
Washington Post Feb 06, 2003 African Women Gather to Denounce Genital Cutting
QUOTE: Women from across Africa who attended an international conference on genital cutting said that far more had to be done to end what they consider female genital mutilation.
New York Times Jan 10, 2003 Registration Stirs Panic, Concern: Some Muslim Foreign Nationals Risk Arrest to Meet INS Deadline
QUOTE: ...immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, many risking arrest and deportation, have been flooding into U.S. immigration offices in advance of today's deadline to register for a controversial program that has already resulted in more than 500 detentions nationwide.
Washington Post Jan 10, 2003 Fiasco in the Making
QUOTE: ...all men who are temporarily resident in the United States and who hail from 13 countries deemed to be potential sponsors of terrorism or sources of terrorists must register with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
Washington Post Jan 08, 2003 After 50-year fight, women get the gavel
QUOTE: "But it's not just a matter of women judges.... Will she rule on behalf of women's rights, or will she perpetuate polygamy and other backwards ways of thinking?"
Christian Science Monitor Sep 01, 2002 Confronting Anti-American Grievances
QUOTE: To win the war on terrorism, one must therefore set two goals: first to destroy the terrorists and, second, to begin a political effort that focuses on the conditions that brought about their emergence.
New York Times Apr 16, 2002 Behind the Rage
QUOTE: ...the Arab world is outraged in large part because it is Israel that is killing Arabs this time....In fairness, this kind of double standard is common around the globe.
New York Times Jan 06, 2002 Someone Tell the Kids
QUOTE: To counter [bin Laden's] authentic message of hate, you need an authentic messenger of progress, tolerance and modernism. But there are very few such messages or messengers in the Arab-Muslim world today.
New York Times Nov 23, 2001 Democracy's Uneasy Steps in the Islamic World
QUOTE: At a time when democracy is new and its institutions untested, and with many Arab societies divided among tribes or sects, or between modernists and traditionalists, there are concerns that majorities might become tyrannical.
New York Times Nov 06, 2001 Fighting Bin Ladenism
QUOTE: After saying that the U.S. was deliberately making humanitarian food drops in areas of Afghanistan full of land mines....This was an editorial written by Egypt's leading editor, personally appointed by President Hosni Mubarak....redirecting their public's anger onto America through their press.
New York Times Nov 04, 2001 The Uncomfortable Question of Anti-Semitism
QUOTE: in recent weeks I have been reminded, in ways too plentiful to ignore, about the role Jews play in the fantasy life of the world. Jews were not the cause of World War II, but they were at the metaphysical center of that conflict nonetheless, since the Holocaust was part of Hitler's agenda and a key motivation of his campaign. Jews are not the cause of World War III, if that's what we are facing, but they have been placed at the center of it in mysterious and disturbing ways.
New York Times Oct 30, 2001 Is There An Answer?
QUOTE: Is there now any imaginable path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians?.... [one after another individuals] gave the same answer: The world — meaning the United States — should impose a solution on us.
New York Times Oct 21, 2001 Moderate Muslims Fear Their Message is Being Ignored
QUOTE: In places like Egypt, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, frustrated people — choked by booms in population, disoriented by the uneasy mix of imported American culture and old traditions, blocked by failing economies and squelched by curbs on political expression — have found a single vehicle to express their rage: political Islam.
New York Times Oct 07, 2001 Sharon Apologizes Over Dispute with U.S.
QUOTE: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel apologized tonight for what he called a misunderstanding caused by his warning that the United States risked appeasing Arab nations the way Europe appeased Adolf Hitler before World War II....The Arab countries are demanding -- in order for them to join the coalition -- that Israel pay a diplomatic and security price...
New York Times Oct 06, 2001 Raising Munich, Sharon Reveals Israeli Qualms
QUOTE: ...Arab allies are vital to Washington....That means American pressure on Israel for more concessions...
New York Times Sep 23, 2001 Who Hates the U.S.? Who Loves It?
QUOTE: The most devastating terrorist act in American history coincides with a deep sense of ambivalence about the United States throughout the Muslim world (and not only there). Admiration and envy commingle with resentment and outright hatred. Political extremists masterfully play on these emotions, leaving some weak and undemocratic governments like Egypt's feeling powerless to control them.
New York Times Sep 22, 2001 'To Thine Own Self Be True'
QUOTE: ...one of the terrorists' principal aims has always been "to provoke . . . savage acts of suppression" that win sympathy for their cause.
New York Times Sep 21, 2001 Hama Rules
QUOTE: ...a generation of Muslims and Arabs have been raised on such distorted views of America that...America has been vilified as the biggest enemy of Islam.
New York Times Sep 14, 2001 Struggling Against Fanaticism
QUOTE: ...the battle between fanatics for whom the end -- any end, be it religious, nationalistic or ideological -- sanctifies the means, and the rest of us who ascribe sanctity to life itself.
New York Times Sep 12, 2001 The War with Jihadistan
QUOTE: ...a force that despises all notions save its own, and is prepared to kill and destroy for the sake of killing and destroying. In this sense, Jihadistan has far less to do with Islam than with nihilism.
Washington Times Sep 12, 2001 The Wickedness and Awesome Cruelty of a Crushed and Humiliated People
QUOTE: ...the foundation of the state of Israel, four Arab-Israeli wars and the 34 years of Israel's brutal occupation of Arab land -- all erased within hours as those who claim to represent a crushed, humiliated population struck back with the wickedness and awesome cruelty of a doomed people.
Independent News (UK) Aug 11, 2001 Turkey Delays Ruling in Case of Violations By U.S. Muslim
QUOTE: A court delayed a decision today on charges against a Muslim cleric from New York who was imprisoned for wearing clerical clothing and holding an unofficial prayer meeting...
New York Times Jul 01, 2001 'Jihadistan'
QUOTE: Religious fanaticism.... when it merges with economic and cultural despair....the world's first "virtual nation," perhaps best called "Jihadistan." They recognize no borders save those of the Umma, the Islamic world...
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