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Archive for September, 2008

Sarah Palin, Religious Extremist

“Like all religious fundamentalists—Christian, Jewish, Muslim—she is a dualist. They view life as an ongoing struggle to the finish between good and evil. [...] The real disturbing thing about Sarah is her mind-set.”

Americans for Torture

How many people in the U.S. support a universal ban on torture? 53%. That puts us in the same league as Egypt (54%), Azerbaijan (54%), Russia (49%) and Iran (43%).

Breaking the Circle

“This is the form or spiritual style that makes tolerable any misery that may occur in a city such as Fez…. If this form should ever be destroyed…all that would be left in the alleyways and streets of the old city would be the misery and ugliness of the masses struggling for their daily bread.”

John McCain, Serial Liar

A video complilation.

Blogger Jailed for Having an Opinion

It’s never a sign of strength if a state needs to put its young people in prison for saying what they think. Rather, it is a sign of insecurity and weakness. Let’s hope the Moroccan government corrects this error before it becomes yet another stain on their international reputation.

Symbol of Unity

There are a lot of Moroccans that feel that they need the king, like it or not. Whatever disagreement they have with the political system as it is, they don’t want it overturned because there would be some kind of civil war like in Algeria. And they respect him for giving stability.