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"Anti-Massacree Movement" In London

By James M. Wall

Near the end of Arlo Guthrie’s classic 1967 folk tale, Alice’s Restaurant, Guthrie sings these words:

“Can you imagine, three people walking in singing a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out, they may think it’s an organization.  

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Middle East Politics

Bibi Knows "where the spots formerly were"

by James M. Wall

 In the Damon Runyon-inspired Guys and Dolls, a movie musical tale of “gangsters, gamblers and dolls”, Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra, left) descends to the sewers of New York with Big Julie, a gambler from Chicago. 805 more words

Middle East Politics

How Colonization Changed Islamic Societies into Nation States

There are today more than fifty Muslim states, extending from the Atlas Mountains in the West to the Malay Archipelago in the East, and from Sub-Saharan Africa to the steppes of Central Asia. 3,699 more words

Politics

Obama's new agenda: Leave it for Hillary

 There is a scenario that one can imagine is unspooling in the mental multiplexes of the president and his top White House advisers. It is Christmas time. 2,226 more words

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From Sykes-Picot to "Degrade and Destroy"

by James M. Wall

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke earlier this week in Ottawa, Canada. At one point in his  Tuesday remarks to the Canadian American Business Council, Johnson followed the current fear/hate U.S./Israel script when he said: 1,961 more words

Middle East Politics

Obama and Netanyahu To Meet Against Difficult Militant Backdrop

President Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well as complications from the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants. 713 more words

American News

VICTORIAN POLICE COMMISSIONER MEETS WITH AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL IMAMS COUNCIL.

http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/cops-and-bloggers/4583-ccp-ken-lay-with-the-australian-national-imams-council.html#disqus_thread

My comment:

“Whilst fully supporting the Commissioner’s efforts to promote community cohesion, this ought not be at the expense of a truthful dialogue about the institution of Islam and the internal factors unique to that institution that promotes in its observant adherents, the mandatory obligation to expand the membership by conversion, underpinned by formally stated belief in their divine supremacy. 388 more words

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