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Against Arab Sickness

At Politico Magazine, Hisham Melham writes on the collapse of Arab civilization.

Arab civilization, such as we knew it, is all but gone. The Arab world today is more violent, unstable, fragmented and driven by extremism—the extremism of the rulers and those in opposition—than at any time since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire a century ago.

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Politics

The Long Arm Reach Of The Net

Information today is very powerful and spreads like wildfire. Because of the internet, portable devices and the twenty four hour news cycle, information whether factual or not, can instantaneously reach millions of people within minutes or hours. 620 more words

ISIS

In memoriam: Freedom fighter Alisar Iram

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters:

World in View column

The work of Syrian poet Alisar Iram, who died in July, made a vital contribution to my understanding of the meaning of Syria’s Revolution, seeing it as she did against the backdrop of thousands of years of human civilization and values. 8 more words

Marxist-Humanism

"Jump to comments," don't bother with journalism

I really planned to post this story about chaos in Libya from The Guardian on its merits, but then something caught my eye: Under the byline is a button labeled, 316 more words

Lulz and Dissent: A New Book on Anonymous

“Coleman does a fantastic job of chronicling Anonymous’s political turn while explaining her own moral pretzels as a researcher. She illuminates a movement that bucks the cultural trend to self-promote and examines the “fractal chaos” of a leaderless collective that is deliberately hard to pin down but looks a little bit like the Internet when it was young.”

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Activism

A Long and Constant War.. #Islam

By Jeffrey T. Brown

For centuries, Islam has sought the conquest of the non-Islamic world. The goals, aggression, and brutality of this system of social and religious order are undeniable. 1,120 more words

Islam

Centinel2012 reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

Believe what is written here for it is true this is a battle for your very soul and if you ignore the truth done complain later when they come for your head!

Some Deep Intellectual Dishonesty Amid The Nonsense About Syrian "Moderates" And Funding Them....

It should be remembered that John McCain hired a known paid advocate for Syria, Elizabeth O’Bagy, as part of his staff after she was fired… 669 more words

Centinel2012 reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

The truth is there are NO MODERATE Muslims if we define a moderate as one that can live with Christians or Jews or any other faith without trying to convert them or if they can kill them. The teachings of Islam say that they MUST do that!