Sunday, February 25, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
The silence of the left on this and other human rights abuses by islamic governments is astonishing. Of course the violence in places like Dafur is awful, but in their zeal to distance themselves from President Bush, they are increasingly siding with groups who are a much worse threat to human rights.
Somewhere along the line people forgot the meaning of fascism. It is a nice trendy word to throw around these days, but really. Which is the bigger threat, a country where everyone is able to proclaim Bush is the reincarnation of Hitler with impunity, or a seemingly progressive muslim country where a college student can be imprisoned for 4 years because he criticises the stranglehold religion has on government and advocates democratic reform?
Monday, February 19, 2007
Not often Amnesty International and I are on the same side of an issue, but their call for the immediate and unconditional release of egyptian student and blogger Karim Amer is spot on.
I am often amazed how the wholesale disregard of basic human rights in Sharia justice gets whitewashed by the US media. For more background see www.freekareem.org