Daily Archives: March 10, 2005

Illegal Immigrants Fight Bill (wtf?)

I’m simply amazed by this piece from the Raleigh News and Disturber Observer (reg req’d): The debate is likely to continue for months. But this week, dozens of Hispanic leaders and residents from North Carolina traveled to the nation’s capital, where they hope to persuade senators in meetings scheduled today to oppose legislation that would […]

Fatwa! Against Bin Laden no less

Nice to see that some in Spain get it: Muslim clerics in Spain issued what they called the world’s first fatwa, or Islamic edict, against Osama bin Laden on Thursday, the first anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, calling him an apostate and urging others of their faith to denounce the al Qaeda leader. The […]

Sgrena the Uniter?

From the Globe and Mail: ROME — Until very recently, Giuliana Sgrena was an obscure figure on the extreme fringes of Italian journalism, a leathery, wild-haired Communist whose angry reports denounced Silvio Berlusconi’s right-wing government and George W. Bush’s America. During this truly surreal week, Ms. Sgrena took on a strange new role from her […]

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