Here are the Blogs in the z - Artemis Gordon Glidden category.
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Wednesday, 23 December 2009
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For those who celebrate Hannukah or Christmas this time of year, as you drink some eggnog before the burning yule-tide log, and gaze at the presents under the adorned tree, remember that this is a special time of year for Muslims as well, especially Shi'a.  Ashoura (this coming weekend on ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/23/2009 1:36 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Tuesday, 22 December 2009
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Will the Islamophobia never end?  From AP: SAN ANTONIO, Texas – An attorney for the man charged in the deadly shootings at Fort Hood says the Army has prohibited his client from praying in Arabic with his family. Attorney John P. Galligan said police stopped a phone conversation between ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2009 12:58 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Tuesday, 22 December 2009
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When inanimate objects are being accused of racism, the term has lost all meaning.  40 years ago "racism" was a life-and-death issue.  Now it's an unintentional joke, or I suspect, an attempt to get a new state-of-the-art (wouldn't you say, Wanda?) computer as a pre-Christmas ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2009 11:51 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Tuesday, 22 December 2009
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"A redeemer, and a savior, an obese man giving toys for good behavior."   Duet with Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello, from the "Colbert Christmas" television special. The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2009 3:21 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Tuesday, 22 December 2009
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Qur'an 5:51: "Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends."   From Compass Direct News: A group of Muslims shot their Christian friend dead this month on the outskirts of this town after saying they would spare his life only if he recanted his faith, according ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2009 1:38 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Monday, 21 December 2009
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Breaking News:  The United States has finally realized that the motivation for jihad is ... [drum roll please] ... poverty!  A brilliant new plan is now ready to be unveiled: we will offer money and jobs to Mullah Omar and his minions.  If only the United States had ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2009 10:31 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Monday, 21 December 2009
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Guinea (not to be confused with Guinea-Bissau) in another one of those nations overcast by the fog-of-war.  It is filled with coups, massacres, assassinations, and mass rapes that inexplicably occur out of the blue for no clear reason.  Guinea is 85% Muslim (mainly Sunni, but with a growing ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2009 2:33 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Monday, 21 December 2009
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From Daily Times in Pakistan: Mosques to be locked after Isha prayers ISLAMABAD: Clerics from various sects agreed on Sunday that mosques across the country would be locked after Isha prayers in order to curb terrorists from taking refuge in mosques. The decision was announced in a press statement ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2009 2:59 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Sunday, 20 December 2009
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A classic from Sanford and Son.  This is the Big One.  He's coming, Weezi! An explanatory note for readers who were not residents of the U.S. in the 1970's:  "Sanford and Son" was a comedy show about a father and son who owned a junkyard.  Every episode when ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2009 10:39 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Sunday, 20 December 2009
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"Lockerbie bomber Megrahi's health deteriorates," from AFP: TRIPOLI (AFP) – The condition of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan sentenced to life imprisonment for the Lockerbie bombing and repatriated in August, has deteriorated and the cancer that afflicts him has spread through ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2009 10:13 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Thursday, 17 December 2009
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From Compass Direct News: Sargodha, Pakistan - Some 50 Muslim villagers armed with clubs and axes attacked a showing of the “Jesus Film” near this city in Punjab Province on Wednesday night (Dec. 9), injuring three part-time evangelists and four Christians in attendance. Two of the evangelists ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2009 3:11 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Thursday, 17 December 2009
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Watch as the camera slowly pans across the classroom packed with gender-segregated students dutifully writing down the insane but mellifluous rantings of an Iranian scholar, such as they are, explaining how Tom & Jerry cartoons were created in order to improve the image of mice, since Jews ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2009 2:19 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Tuesday, 15 December 2009
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That's "Arab world," not "Muslim world."  And the problem is "traditional values," not "Islamic values".  "Religious leaders" are encouraging the behavior, but this has nothing to do with Islam.  No ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2009 11:37 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Tuesday, 15 December 2009
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From Gulf Times in Qatar: Israel’s chief rabbi invoked the memory of the Nazi Holocaust to condemn vandals of a West Bank mosque during a visit to the site yesterday. The burning of carpets and copies of the Qur’an in the mosque in Yasuf on Thursday, where graffiti in Hebrew called the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2009 1:26 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Tuesday, 15 December 2009
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From Islam In Europe: The court in Amsterdam sentenced Younis K. (39) to nine years on Monday.  They were shown evidence that he beat his wife, Aisha K (36), to death in their home in Amsterdam-Zuidoost in August 2007.  His cousin, Tariq S (38) was acquitted.  The prosecution had asked ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2009 1:11 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Tuesday, 15 December 2009
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From The Local in Sweden: A Swedish army gender adviser in Afghanistan has taken the Armed Forces to task for only employing local men to perform massages on troops stationed in Mazar-E-Sharif. In a written internal document submitted from Swedish headquarters at Camp Northern Lights, Gender Field ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2009 12:30 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Sunday, 13 December 2009
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It's hard to keep a good man down, but that's nothing compared to the difficulty in keeping a jihadi in jail.  If he's not running out the back door of a mosque after being allowed by his guards to pray alone during a stop on the way to prison, or being released with hundreds of others in ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2009 12:48 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Thursday, 10 December 2009
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From Dawn in Pakistan: Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen are the only countries that continue to impose the death penalty on people younger than 18 when they committed a crime. The United States outlawed execution of juvenile offenders in 2005. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/10/2009 12:23 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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Quotes around "Americans" added to respect the views and loyalties of the missing.  From AP: WASHINGTON – Five young Americans captured in Pakistan are under investigation for possible links to terrorism after their families found a disturbing farewell video the missing men ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/09/2009 6:19 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Tuesday, 8 December 2009
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Five coordinated attacks killed at least 127 in Baghdad.  Was it Baathists?  Was it Al Qaeda in Iraq?  Does it really matter?  For details, see AP....Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2009 1:28 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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