"What is worrying in Aznar’s article is the racism and hatred one detects in every line. When he says that there is historical hostility between Jews and Christians, on the one hand, and Muslims on the other, he makes a flagrant historical error. How can he explain the desire of Israel’s extremist government to make itself a purely Jewish state and to expel Palestinian Christians who used to constitute a significant part of Palestine before the creation of Israel? Now, the number of Christians has shrunk to a few thousands as a result of Israel’ policy of deliberate displacement."
"The destruction of the population and land registration files by the Kurds in Kirkuk gave the impression in Turkey that the Kurds of Iraq were doing their best to cleanse that city of its Turkmen and Arab culture. US indifference to such moves further increased fears in Turkey that the US was providing the Kurds of northern Iraq with support in their potentially irredentist initiatives. Consequently there developed in Turkey an image of the US government that is poised against "Muslims" and "Turks" and follows a pro-Kurdish foreign policy."
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"The world media did commendable job by giving even-handed coverage to massive protests against India’s continued occupation of Kashmir. The people of Kashmir made their voices heard throughout the world that they want a just and dignified peace that guarantees total freedom from foreign occupation and alien domination. The world watched. The people across India watched, surely with a sense of dejection. After all, that is India planning to conduct, yet again, a fraudulent and gunpoint election? Not only will such poll be absolutely sham, but utterly immoral, too."
"According to County Commissioner," Mr Dixon said, "this whole matter could have been settled (and the family compensated for out of pocket expenses) to the tune of $150,000 (a mere 6.5% of what has been spent to date)."
"It is true that racism is still a problem in European Football and elsewhere in society, it is rather disappointing to witness the tacit justification and rationalization of racism in football by “white” club managers. For example, even though Suarez was accused of racially abusing Evra, Liverpool Manager, Kenny Dalglish, despite the prospect of an investigation continued to support and even denied that Suarez was a racist despite the video evidence to the contrary. In the same vein, Chelsea Manager, Villa-Boas and England National Team Manager, Fabio Capello, did the same thing for John Terry despite the some damning video evidence."
When combined with the recent overt condemnation of Israeli apartheid and exposure of the corrupting political control of the Israeli Lobby, the June 10-11 rally merely confirms what people who know how to use binoculars already know--Israel is committing genocide, and the U.S. is complicit.
"These days, nearly every talk show host on an American network competes to outdo the other in how racist they can be in vilifying minorities, especially Arabs and Muslims."
"Sadr, barely over 30, is backed by clerics in Iran and increasingly by Shiite leaders connected to Hizballah in Lebanon and has sought to prove that what he may lack in Islamic smarts, he more than makes up for in political and military might. In fact, by choosing Najaf to be his refuge this month, Sadr attempted to turn the war into a struggle between infidels and Shiites. So far that strategy has succeeded moderately well."