On van Gogh

Now the Muslim community in the Netherlands has to pay the price, and the Muslim community around the world is once painted as religious fanatics…. Even if all the trees of the world were pens And all the oceans ink With many more oceans to fill them Even then the kalim of God could not be written For God is all-knowing and all-wise.

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Current Affairs

Depressing Assessment of The Future of Peace in the Middle East

The Death of Arafat and the Myth of New Beginnings by Mark Levine in Juan Cole’s Blog Here is a graf: "In the weeks leading up to Palestinian President Yassir Arafat’s death American politicians and pundits have repeatedly called on the Palestinian people to use the opportunity of his passing to transform the intifada from a violent uprising into a non-violent, democratic and pragmatic program for achieving independence. This is very good advice, needless to say, except for one small problem: Palestinians have been trying to build such a movement for the last two decades, and the Israeli Government, IDF…

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