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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 15, 2010 The Living and the Dead
QUOTE: a clear demarcation line separates regions able to look forward, even over history’s wounds, and those unable to escape the clutches of the dead. Yehuda Amichai, the fine Israeli poet, once observed of Jerusalem that it is “the only city in the world where the right to vote is granted even to the dead.” The Middle East holds pride of place when it comes to morbid retrospection.
New York Times Oct 28, 2006 Taking Terror Fight to N. Africa Leads U.S. to Unlikely Alliances
QUOTE: quandaries facing the United States as it extends its fight against Islamic terrorism to remote parts of the globe. In its search for allies in an unstable region, the U.S. government reached out to Libya -- then still officially designated a state sponsor of terrorism -- and to other countries it has condemned for abusing human rights.
Washington Post Dec 17, 2005 Law on Teaching Rosy View of Past Is Dividing France
QUOTE: As a great maritime and colonial power in centuries past, France relished its role in taking its culture to the far corners of the globe -- French schools, language, trade, modern medicine and various other trappings of its civilization. But people in those places were not always happy with what accompanied the French largess, including war, slavery, torture and the eradication of their cultures.
Washington Post Oct 11, 2005 Militia Violence Escalating In Darfur, U.N. Envoy Says
QUOTE: Khartoum has not abided by a long-standing Security Council order to establish a "plan to disarm" the Sudanese-backed Arab militiamen, who stand accused of driving more than 2 million tribal Africans from their homes since 2003.
Washington Post Sep 26, 2005 Top Algerians Prefer Amnesia to Accountability on War
QUOTE: Emerging from years of civil war that left more than 100,000 dead...Algerian officials... are essentially asking their people to forget.
New York Times Jul 26, 2005 U.S. Pushes Anti-Terrorism in Africa: Under Long-Term Program, Pentagon to Train Soldiers of 9 Nations
QUOTE: ...some of the governments the U.S. military is working with have embraced counterterrorism as a way to stifle legitimate dissent and Muslim groups...
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 Jan 09, 2003 Ends, means and barbarity: torture in the United States
QUOTE: Torture has been outlawed in all circumstances everywhere. But global terrorism may be leading America to bend the rules.
Economist Nov 10, 2001 Longer Visa Waits for Arabs; Stir Over U.S. Eavesdropping
QUOTE: ...pro-immigration groups and organizations representing American Muslims said the new requirements amounted to profiling by religion or nationality, a shift to methods they called antithetical to American values....Robert E. Hirshon, the president of the American Bar Association, said that the new eavesdropping regulation clearly violated the Constitution's guarantees...
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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