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Hard to “bare”

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 8:29PM UTC

Staunch Israel critic Antony Loewenstein is an Australia-based “Jewish” journalist and author. His success, such as it is, is due, at least in part, to his unique way with words: “Everyone knows the greatest threat isn’t Israel but women bearing their dangerous hair, wrists and feet!” When Muslim women go

Beyonce’s ‘Western sexy show’ is off

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 7:57PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR — R&B star Beyonce Knowles has postponed a planned concert in Malaysia, the event’s organizer said Monday, following accusations by Islamic conservatives that the show would be immoral. Knowles had been scheduled to perform at a Kuala Lumpur stadium Oct. 25. The show “has been postponed to a

Free speech or hate speech?

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 6:43PM UTC

 Sweden is in the news: “An article by the leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats claiming that Islam is the biggest threat to Sweden since World War II is tantamount to hate speech, according to legal experts. “A number of jurists believe the text, published in the opinion section of

Seduced by lies

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 4:39PM UTC

All that stuff the other day about me paying to blog here at AC is untrue. I’d tell you how much I’m getting paid except that my contract has a confidentiality clause. Let’s just say that I’ll be making almost enough to pay my bills, at the local beer outlets

For everything else, there’s the unique ID

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 3:42PM UTC

  Quick question: In the near future, what is that one thing that the government of India will allow the people living within the borders of India to do without having the unique ID number? Think for a bit. I know it is hard to imagine an action you would

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