Here are the Blogs in the Rebecca Bynum category.
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Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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Steve Altman reviews Ares Demertzis' short story, "The Conversation," first published in 2006: Are you up for a 7,500-word short story about the meaninglessness of life? I guess that would depend. Well, how about if it had no plot, but consisted only of the bitter, half-dreamt ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/09/2009 2:35 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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Haaretz: Egypt has begun the construction of a massive iron wall along its border with the Gaza Strip, in a bid to shut down smuggling tunnels into the territory. The wall will be nine to 10 kilometers long, and will go 20 to 30 meters into the ground, Egyptian sources said. It will be impossible to ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/09/2009 8:02 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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Don Barnett writes in The Tennessean: This fiscal year, the U.S. resettled almost three times as many refugees as all the rest of the countries in the industrialized world combined. Despite the recession, growing poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the U.S. resettled 75,000 refugees, the highest ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/09/2009 6:31 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 8 December 2009
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Here is footage of Brent Brown. Brown runs a security consultant company and is a frequent flier. But even for him, he said the events of Flight 297 were disturbing and frightening. As the Houston-bound flight taxied to the runway, several in a group of about a dozen men of Middle Eastern ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2009 9:09 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 8 December 2009
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From the NYTimes (with thanks to del): On that still-quiet Tuesday morning, the sales staff was in a basement room eating breakfast, waiting to open the doors to the first shoppers at 10 a.m. There was no immediate sign of the fiery cataclysm that erupted overhead starting at 8:46. But out of a ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2009 7:37 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 8 December 2009
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As we first reported on Nov. 16th, and 17th, David Headley, aka Daood Gilani, has been charged in connection to the Mumbai attacks. The following is a good investigative piece from the NYTimes: WASHINGTON — An American at the center of an international terrorism investigation has been ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2009 7:38 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 7 December 2009
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This is Rabbi Jon Hausman's Synagogue in Stoughton Mass., where Hugh Fitzgerald and I spoke last summer. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2009 3:34 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 7 December 2009
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David Littman was the recipient of the "Hero of Silence" Order from the Israeli government for his undercover work in getting 530 little Jewish children out of Morocco and into Israel in 1961. ASSOCIATION FOR WORLD EDUCATION WORLD UNION FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (2nd ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2009 3:06 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 7 December 2009
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Even though it is clear that the Emperor has no clothes, CAIR continues on as if no one notices. From the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report: The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued its 2009 annual report on hate crimes, once again using a new category to report an increase ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2009 2:55 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 6 December 2009
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Following up on this story, Roger Kimball writes: What do you think? Professor Richard T. Antoun, a 77-year-old emeritus professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, was a peace activist who preached the gospel of tolerance among religions. Unfortunately, his message of tolerance and accommodation ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2009 10:39 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 6 December 2009
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From Der Spiegel (h/t: Gates of Vienna): Few would deny that Muslims too are victims of Islamist terror. But a new study by the Combating Terrorism Center in the US has shown that an overwhelming majority of al-Qaida victims are, in fact, co-religionists. In the battle against unbelievers, can one ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2009 10:23 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 6 December 2009
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IPT reports: As the spotlight moves away from the Fort Hood massacre, one of America's most openly radical Islamist organizations has taken to the murderer's defense. As-Sabiqun, a Washington D.C.-based organization with branches in four other major American cities, released a flyer labeling shooter ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2009 8:11 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 6 December 2009
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From the NYTimes (with thanks to Del): A 46-year-old Binghamton University graduate student from Saudi Arabia was charged on Saturday with killing a retired anthropology professor, a specialist in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies with whom he had worked, the authorities said. The student, Abdulsalam ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2009 7:02 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 5 December 2009
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Now that Geert Wilders has been summoned to appear and to defend himself in court for the "crime" pointing out the hate speech and the evident actions on that speech rampant in the Muslim world and rapidly spreading throughout the Western workd as well, we thought it appropriate ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2009 6:53 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 5 December 2009
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h/t: Debbie Schussel and thanks to Dorrie O'Brien. Dr. Robinson's account in pdf form is here. Radio Talk Show Host Steve Gill Interviews AirTran Flight 297 Passenger Chaplain Dr. Keith A. Robinson: Steve Gill “. . .Middle Eastern men that were on the plane and that, as they ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2009 3:55 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 5 December 2009
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Tony Horwitz, author of “Confederates in the Attic” and working on a book about John Brown’s raid, compares Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to (you guessed it) - John Brown. (h/t: Phyllis Chesler) ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2009 1:07 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 5 December 2009
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Some might say the war in drugs in general is a lost cause and that all effort spent trying to stop drugs from being distributed and consumed by Americans is a colosal waste of time, taxpayer's money and lives - especially those of police officers who have been killed in this ultimately futile pursuit. Of ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2009 10:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 5 December 2009
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Furthermore, they contend Petruna wasn't on the plane (he was originally scheduled to be on that flight, but they say his connecting flight was late - typical). Petruna evidently isn't giving interviews, but Chaplain Dr. Keith Robinson is giving dozens and has personally responded to emails from ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2009 6:37 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 4 December 2009
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Here is further confirmation of what we reported here and here. Doug Hagmann reports in the Canada Free Press: On November 17, an incident took place aboard AirTran Flight 297 scheduled to fly from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport to Houston that the media does not want to cover and everyone from the airline ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2009 6:15 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 3 December 2009
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I'm sure NER readers will be relieved to learn that a new edition of Fowler's is coming out with the blood pumped back into it that had evidently been drained from the last edition. Luckily, I am in possession of a 1957 edition - true to the original - given to me some years ago by a thoughtful friend. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2009 1:26 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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