The Islamobile stands next to the local Catholic church. The stand is "a mobile multimedia information point in the form of a semi-trailer," according to the information leaflet. You could also say the Islamobile is a cross between a mosque and a motorhome -- perhaps a motormosque.The Islamobile is parked next to the wrong spot; it's not the Catholic church that spreads propaganda and hatred, it's the neighbourhood mosque. But I doubt the Islamic association that sponsors the Islamobile would admit that; they don't care about Islam or their fellow Muslims, they only care about "Islam's image" in the Western world.
So James Baker, the man who wrote his senior thesis as a Princeton undergraduate on why it was wrong for the United States to support the state of Israel (whole lot of such people in and around Princeton in those years, including Raymond Close, former CIA station chief in Riyadh who quit to go into business with Saudis, and then with BCCI), and who has not changed his mind since, and who has been particularly close to the Saudis, has now been appointed by George Bush to look into Iraq.Anyone know where I can get a copy of Baker's Princeton thesis?
Well, Saudi Arabia could not have picked better had it been allowed to appoint him directly.
Supporters of the compromise say that when the law is passed rape victims will be able to choose between prosecuting suspects under the four-witness rule or under Pakistan’s civil penal code. “If a woman has four witnesses she can file a case under the Hudood law, or if she does not have witnesses she can file a case under the penal code,” said Mr Zafar.
Under another change made after pressure from the Islamic parties, a man and a woman would be charged with lewdness if they indulge in wilful sex, an offence punishable with five years imprisonment.
The museum argues that the artworks’ role as crucial evidence in one of the 20th century’s greatest crime against humanity supersedes her ownership rights and her emotional attachment to the works that saved her and her mother’s life.The museum has a point and I wish that Ms Babbit would let them keep the paintings. On the other hand, it's her work - made under duress - and she has the right to her paintings and to do with them as she sees fit. What do you think is the right decision?