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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source May 16, 2011

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May 16, 2011 Questions Raised About a Code of Silence

QUOTE: the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is once again challenging the assumption that the private lives of the rich, famous and powerful are off limits to public scrutiny. That the most serious accusation against Mr. Strauss-Kahn is attempted rape, and not just an indiscretion involving a consensual sexual relationship, only adds to a sense on the part of some people in France that the curtain of privacy needs to be lifted.

New York Times
Nov 19, 2008 Britain Grapples With Role for Islamic Justice

QUOTE: This is Islamic justice, British style. Despite a raucous national debate over the limits of religious tolerance and the pre-eminence of British law, the tenets of Shariah, or Islamic law, are increasingly being applied to everyday life in cities across the country.

New York Times
Jul 03, 2008 France’s Terrorism Strategy Faulted

QUOTE: France prides itself on having the most efficient counterterrorism strategy in Europe. French counterterrorism officials insist that the flexibility of French law and the French judicial system has been crucial in their ability to respond to the threat of international terrorism and has helped prevent attacks on French soil. But an 84-page report issued by New-York-based Human Rights Watch, entitled “Preempting Justice,” argues that that French practices result in too many arrests and convictions based on scanty evidence, putting the country “on the wrong side of the law.”

New York Times
Jun 11, 2008 Operation Lets Muslim Women Reclaim Virginity

QUOTE: The domestic drama has gripped France. The groom, an unidentified engineer in his 30s, left the nuptial bed and announced to the still partying wedding guests that his bride had lied...The next day, he approached a lawyer about annulling the marriage. The bride, then a nursing student in her 20s, confessed and agreed to an annulment...In secular, republican France, the case touches on several delicate subjects: the intrusion of religion into daily life; the grounds for dissolution of a marriage; and the equality of the sexes.

New York Times
May 26, 2008 Atomic Monitor Signals Concern Over Iran’s Work

QUOTE: The nine-page report accused the Iranians of a willful lack of cooperation, particularly in answering allegations that its nuclear program may be intended more for military use than for energy generation.

New York Times
Nov 28, 2007 In French Suburbs, Same Rage, but New Tactics

QUOTE: The events of the past three days, set off by the deaths of two teenagers whose minibike collided with a police vehicle on Sunday, make clear that the underlying causes of frustration and anger — particularly among unemployed, undereducated youths, mostly the offspring of Arab and African immigrants — remain the same.

New York Times
Oct 11, 2007 Proposal in France to Test Some Immigrants’ DNA

QUOTE: Instead, the initiative has been vilified for contradicting France’s protective family and privacy laws and for stirring up memories of the ugliest period of modern French history, the collaborationist Vichy government during the Nazi occupation.

New York Times
Oct 08, 2007 Immigration, Black Sheep and Swiss Rage

QUOTE: The party’s political campaign has a much broader agenda than simply fighting crime. Its subliminal message is that the influx of foreigners has somehow polluted Swiss society, straining the social welfare system and threatening the very identity of the country.

New York Times
Feb 19, 2003 Girls Find Safety Posing as Boys on Tehran's Mean Streets

QUOTE: In a country where girls and women are required to cover their heads and conceal the shape of their bodies from the age of puberty, some girls have taken to disguising themselves as boys.

New York Times
Oct 25, 2001 Naming of Hijackers As Saudis May Further Erode Ties to U.S.

QUOTE: ...the Bush administration's stated position toward moderate Arab states, a position that might be described as "ask little, expect little."

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
May 10, 2001 Smithsonian Is Promised $38 Million, With Strings


New York Times