Several older articles. Good to read.
I don’t want to spend a lot of time analyzing the situation at Abu Ghraib; there are people who are doing it far better than I could – and they are linked on the side of the site. There are, however, some thoughts that are floating around that I just want to throw out and see if anything comes of them.
Shariah at the Kumback Café – NYTimes.com. Shariah is the new hot-button wedge issue, as radicalizing as abortion or gay marriage, seized on by Republicans to mobilize conservative Americans against the supposed “stealth jihad” of Muslims in the United States and against a Democratic president portrayed as oblivious to — or complicit with — the threat. Not since 9/11 has Islamophobia been at such a pitch in the United States.
Dear NRCAT supporters in the Greater New York City area: NRCAT would like to encourage you to attend the new play,ALTERNATIVE METHODS, written and produced by one of NRCAT’s supporters in Washington, DC, Patricia Davis. Pat also co-authoredThe Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, with torture survivor, Sr. Dianna Ortiz, the founder of Torture Abolition Survivors Support Coalition. The play, which “explores indefinite detention, learned helplessness, and the deep involvement of psychologists in torture,” premiers in New York City at the First Floor Theater of La MaMa on Sunday, August 15 at 8:15 PM. There will be four…