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Man behind inflammatory film is not Israeli as he claimed

Following yesterday’s deadly riots across the Middle East, which continued today, ostensibly instigated by an inflammatory anti-Islam film, the murky background of the maker of the film, “Sam Bacile” is emerging. His name is no doubt a pseudonym, and not … Continue reading

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Update on Benghazi embassy attack: US Ambassador and 3 others murdered

Further to my previous post about the violence at the Cairo and Benghazi US embassies, the shocking news is that the American Ambassador Christopher Stevens was murdered, along with three other embassy staff. The US ambassador to Libya is among … Continue reading

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American embassies attacked in Cairo, Benghazi, one American killed, because of a film about Islam

Ah, those moderate peace-loving Muslims. It only takes a film to enrage and inflame them to such an extent that they will storm American embassies around the Middle East, and kill any available American that they can find. In Cairo, … Continue reading

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The ridiculous absurdity of the UN Human Rights Council

This is no post-Purim joke: UN Watch informs us today that the UN Human Wrongs Rights Council has adopted a resolution praising Ghaddafi’s human rights record in Libya! I almost choked on my cornflakes when I read this. A U.N. … Continue reading

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Ghaddafi is dead

Wishing חורף טוב – a “good winter” to everyone (the traditional greeting at the end of Sukkot), it was very much in keeping with the atmosphere of joy and anticipation towards the start of a new year that we learned … Continue reading

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In other news from the Middle East

We are so caught up with events in our own little backyard that we tend to forget that the rest of the Middle East is roiling in upheaval.  The Egyptian spring is turning into a long dry summer; in Syria … Continue reading

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