Monthly Archives: March 2008

Missing from the reporting…

Tibetans target Muslims. Reporting that, of course, would ruin against “the narrative” of peaceful Buddhist monks being butchered by the evil communist monolith. Police close off Lhasa’s Muslim quarter http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080328/ap_on_re_as/china_tibetLHASA, China – Police closed off Lhasa’s Muslim quarter on Friday, … Continue reading

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A surprisingly nuanced explanation of Shariah from the NYT

Why Shariah?  … In some sense, the outrage about according a degree of official status to Shariah in a Western country should come as no surprise. No legal system has ever had worse press. To many, the word “Shariah” conjures … Continue reading

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Fallout from The Prize Ass

  No appeal for Sarabjit: Burney KARACHI: Human Rights Minister Ansar Burney said on Monday that he would not seek mercy for Sarabjit Singh, an Indian convicted over a bombing that killed four people in Pakistan. Sarabjit Singh has been … Continue reading

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Today’s “Worst Person In the World”

This prize ass, Kashmir Singh, was an Indian who was in a Pakistani jail for 35 years. He steadfastly insisted that he was a simple farmer. Eventually, Ansar Burney convinced Musharaf to pardon him, and sent him off to India to receive … Continue reading

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