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Thursday News February 21, 2008

Posted by uberhim in Uncategorized.



The New York Times has a front page story on the Muslim Student Association.


This story from Hebron has received too little play in the news media:

It all started with an illegal synagogue. Jewish settlers built the makeshift temple several years ago on land belonging to Shaykh Abu Haydar Jabbari, the leader of a powerful Arab clan. Five months ago, the Shaykh says, he caught wind of a rumored plot to destroy the synagogue.


I could not believe that I was reading this in the New York Times.


The International Herald Tribune has an excellent article on the cultural war being waged against the headscarf in Turkey.



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Diana Inquest Hears Fayed’s Accusations:

Mohamed al-Fayed waited more than 10 years for the day in open court when he could lay out his theory of high-level conspiracy in the deaths of Princess Diana and his son Dodi, her lover when both died in a Paris car crash in August 1997.

When the moment came on Monday, in the fifth month of the long-delayed inquest into their deaths, Mr. Fayed, the 75-year-old owner of the Harrods department store, outdid himself with sensational new twists to his accusations that Britain’s royal family was behind the crash.


The ‘Made in Italy’ Label: Read the Fine Print – Many of the famous leather goods from Tuscany are now produced by Chinese, laboring there in sweatshop conditions.


This is by far the fiercest argument against torture that I have encountered in the press. Bravo.


Vice President Rice?

With Rice on the ticket, the GOP would have somebody to get enthusiastic about. The Secretary of State is immensely popular with Republicans. For a party that up to now has been clueless about how to run against either a woman or a person of color, Condoleezza Rice is pure political gold.





Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John Esposito and Dalia Mogahed

Gang Leader for A Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh





The Los Angeles Times reviews the new eight-speed Lexus IS-F

Alfa Romeo to Unveil Production 8c Spider

Amateur Turkish designer Uğur Şahin is creating quite the stir with his concept designs for the Ferrari Dino and the Corvette Z03



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