News and Analysis (12/31/12)

In a subway system where aid ads implore commuters to side with “civilized” Israeli occupation forces against “savage” Muslims, a patron sides with the psychopaths, shoving a Hindu man to his death and then explaining to police, “I hate Hindus and Muslims — ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up”:

Talk about bad tenants! “Rows of air conditioning units stuck out of a damaged wall, a giant, dilapidated generator was marooned near shipping containers and twisted, dented vehicles remained. But there was no sign of a cheque for a landlord who said years of rent, running to hundreds of thousands of dollars, was owing to him”:

Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch flaunts its contempt for the protection Islamic law given envoys by offering a bounty of “three kilograms of gold worth $160,000 for killing”of the American ambassador:

“Essam al-Erian, deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party” declared, “Every Egyptian has a right to live in his country” and “questioned why former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser expelled the Jews from Egypt in the first place”:

Missing Gadhaffi yet? Now the murder of Egyptian Christians can be added to the attacks “against Sufi shrines and mosques that witnesses say were carried out by militant Islamists”:

Despite the fact that pieces of gravel could be used as a weapons to throw against heavily armed Israeli soldiers by otherwise unarmed Palestinian demonstrators …

… and the high court rules that Haneen Zoabi cannot be barred from running because she was a victim of Israel’s attack on the Gaza relief flotilla:

“YouTube was unblocked on 29 December following government work on a filtering system designed to stop people seeing blasphemous material. However, when the filter proved ineffective the Pakistan government re-imposed its blanket ban on the site”:

Although there has been “no claim of responsibility for the blast,” Human Rights Watch says “the government’s failure to catch or prosecute attackers [in such killings of Shiites] suggested it was ‘indifferent’ to” them:

With the rebels set back by the regime’s return to the strategic city of Homs, UN negotiator Lakhdar Ibrahimi warns that a hundred thousand more could die and Syria end up ruled by Somali-style warlords unless their foreign backers pressure the warring parties to the negotiating table:

 

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