Monday, August 19, 2019   

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This Week in the War On Terror: Muslim Lives Still Worth Less
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We’ve learned what we all knew and suspected: that the use of torture by our government was far worse than previously revealed. If that is not enough, consider the BS we were expected to swallow by such CIA propagandized Hollywood films as, “Zero Dark Thirty,” that justified the use of torture as leading to “actionable intelligence.”




On the “Arab Spring”: Thinking Beyond the Moment (III)
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It is obvious that a wind of change has blown across the Arab world, for the good: the toppling of tyrants, the drafting of a new constitution in Tunisia, the emergence of civil society, not always powerful, but which cannot be ignored.




On the “Arab Spring”: Thinking Beyond the Moment (p.II)
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Disconnected commentators tend to associate all the problems in the Arab world with Islam, whether in order to explain the lack of democracy, overall poor economic performance, or even the complex status of women’s rights, always promptly manipulated by Islamophobes.




On the “Arab Spring”: Thinking Beyond the Moment (I)
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More than three years ago the Arab world was plunged into turmoil by Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation. The flames from Bouazizi’s act of despair set the region ablaze in revolt; a signal for Tunisians and Arabs in general to take to the streets and let their voices be heard.




U.S Drone Strike on Yemeni Wedding Party Kills 17
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By Zaid Ali and Laura King (LA Times)

SANA, Yemen — Anger over the American drone campaign against militants in Yemen swelled Friday with word that most of those killed in a strike a day earlier were civilians in a wedding party.




Drone Strikes Killing More Civilians than U.S. Admits, Human Rights Groups Say
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Two influential human rights groups say they have freshly documented dozens of civilian deaths in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, contradicting assertions by the Obama administration that such casualties are rare.




Civil Rights Groups Slam Amendment Targeting Muslim Immigrants
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Civil rights leaders slammed an amendment added to the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill that would subject immigrants from Muslim countries for extra scrutiny.




Farea al-Muslimi: Drones Are Terrorizing Yemenis
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Farea al-Muslimi, stated that he came to the USA as an ambassador for Yemen to America and that he left the USA as an ambassador for America to Yemen. Below Muslimi speaks passionately at a Senate subcommittee hearing on so-called “targeted drone strikes” which are in fact terrorizing Yemenis.




TheOnion: Jihadist Woman Wishes Her Sons Could Be More Like Those Tsarnaev Boys
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Weeks after bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s alleged attack on the Boston Marathon that left three dead, local Yemeni woman and fervent jihadist Adila Nasser told reporters Monday that she wished her sons could be as dedicated…




List of children killed by drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen
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PAKISTAN
Name | Age | Gender
Noor Aziz | 8 | male
Abdul Wasit | 17 | male
Noor Syed | 8 | male
Wajid Noor | 9 | male