The exhibition, titled "ZOG — Surrend," aims to attack neo-Nazi
propaganda and an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory named ZOG — short for
"Zionist Occupied Government."
The Kaaba poster also showed people walking around the cube-shaped shrine under speech bubbles containing the ZOG slogan.
On Tuesday, four days after the exhibition opened, a group of angry
Muslims stormed into the gallery, shouting demands that one of the 21
posters should be removed, said the gallery.
"They were very agrressive and shouted at an employee that the
poster should be taken down otherwise they would throw stones and use
violence," the gallery's artistic director Ralf Hartmann told Reuters.
The Muslims objected to a depiction of the Kaaba -- the ancient
shrine in Mecca's Grand Mosque which Muslims face to say their prayers
-- which gave a "bitingly satirical commentary against radicalism,"
said the gallery in a statement.
Authorities were called to an Extended Stay America hotel around 3
p.m. PT Thursday after a man brought a bag with a small container to
the manager's office. The man said he found it while retrieving items
from a hotel room.
The substance is "100 percent ricin," said
Capt. Joe Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. "We
don't know who [the ricin] belongs to or why it would be here at this
FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said Friday there does not appear to be a link to terrorists.
Homeland Security officials
joined local police in the investigation. Officials from the FBI, Las
Vegas Health District, a hazardous materials team and the National
Guard were also at the scene.
A woman who answered the phone at the motel declined comment.
is made from the waste left over from processing castor beans, and can
be extremely lethal. As little as 500 micrograms, or about the size of
the head of a pin, can kill a human, according to the CDC.
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call
to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that
seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart
attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
My objective is to unearth Obama's relationship to Islam. Islam is a political ideology and it is
incompatible with democracy.
Mosques are being used to electioneer for Obama. Arabs and Muslims in Islamic countries endorse Obama. Unindicted co-conspirator and Hamas sympathizer, CAIR, endorses him.
Why would they endorse an apostate? There is no record of Obama ever
having been baptized. Did he leave Islam and become Christian?
Whether you agreed with Buckley or not, there was no denying his rapier wit, command of the language,and his uncanny ability to bring the public discourse to it's highest level. He will be sorely missed.
William F. Buckley Jr., the erudite Ivy Leaguer and conservative herald who showered huge and scornful words on liberalism as he observed, abetted and cheered on the right's post-World War II rise from the fringes to the White House, died Wednesday. He was 82.
Editor, columnist, novelist, debater, TV talk show star of "Firing
Line," harpsichordist, trans-oceanic sailor and even a good-natured
loser in a New York mayor's race, Buckley worked at a daunting pace,
taking as little as 20 minutes to write a column for his magazine, the
Yet on the platform he was all handsome, reptilian languor, flexing
his imposing vocabulary ever so slowly, accenting each point with an
arched brow or rolling tongue and savoring an opponent's discomfort
with wide-eyed glee.
"For people of my generation, Bill Buckley was pretty much the first
intelligent, witty, well-educated conservative one saw on television,"
fellow conservative William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard,
said at the time the show ended. "He legitimized conservatism as an
intellectual movement and therefore as a political movement."
Fifty years earlier, few could have imagined such a triumph.
Conservatives had been marginalized by a generation of discredited
stands — from opposing Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal to the
isolationism which preceded the U.S. entry into WW II. Liberals so dominated intellectual thought that the critic Lionel Trilling claimed there were "no conservative or reactionary ideas in general circulation."
Buckley founded the biweekly magazine National Review in 1955,
declaring that he proposed to stand "athwart history, yelling `Stop' at
a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with
those who urge it." Not only did he help revive conservative ideology,
especially unbending anti-Communism and free market economics, his
persona was a dynamic break from such dour right-wing predecessors as
Sen. Robert Taft.
Through a campaign launched Monday, newly nationalized CANTV hopes to
wean employees and others from words like "staff" ("equipo" is
preferred), "marketing" ("mercadeo") and "password" ("contrasena").
Stickers and banners printed up by the company exhort Venezuelans to "Say it in Spanish. Say it with pride."
The Communications and Information Ministry said in a statement that
Venezuelans must recover Spanish words that are "threatened by sectors
that have started a battle for the cultural domination of our nations."
Other English words targeted include "mouse" (the company prefers
"raton"), "meeting" ("reunion") and "sponsor" ("patrocinador") - all of
which have become common in Latin American countries.
The leftist president has sought to counter what he calls U.S. cultural
imperialism on all fronts, financing Venezuelan cinema as an
alternative to the "dictatorship of Hollywood" and forcing radio
stations to play more Venezuelan music.
English is still taught in schools alongside other languages, however.
And Chavez himself often breaks playfully into English during speeches,
sometimes to salute his close friend, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro,
saying: "How are you, Fidel?"
years ago today, Osama bin Laden struck his first blow against the
United States. His henchmen drove a rental truck full of explosives
into the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center. The
resulting terrorist attack killed six and injured over a thousand
people. Ramzi Yousef masterminded the plot in four months while
spending about ten thousand dollars on the scene.
First thought to be
an accident, investigators found the vehicle identification number on a
three hundred pound piece of metal remains of the rental truck. The
FBI traced the number to the rental agency and arrested Mohammed
Salameh when he returned to collect a four hundred dollar deposit on
the truck. The four men directly involved were all arrested and sentenced to 240 years of prison.
An inter-ministerial committee has decided to block YouTube because it contained "blasphemous content, videos and documents," a government official told Agence France-Presse. "The site will remain blocked till further orders.
...which are to be obeyed without question.
Next is the great threat of women without socks. Brought to us by previous contributor, Flanders Fields.
The two were referred to a judge for arraignment
the next day. Compliance with the so-called Islamic dress codes by
Iranian women is a must and the violators will be punished accordingly.
Thousands of women have been warned for wearing tight outfits, short
coats and skimpy headscarves and for flouting the Islamic dress code,
which requires every post-pubescent woman to cover their hair and body
boots with short pants, hats or scarves which do not fully cover hair
and neck instead of the proper head veil and putting on unusual make-up
that contradicts public chastity is forbidden.
regime has in recent months stepped up execution of youths in a clear
warning to those deemed to be a threat to the society.
Flanders also contributes these gems of tolerance.
The illiterate woman was detained by religious police in 2005 for allegedly causing impotence in one of her accusers.
Ms Falih said that she was beaten and forced to fingerprint a confession that she could not understand because she cannot read.
Saudi Arabia does not have a
written criminal code and witchcraft is not defined as a crime. Yet the
Saudi court in charge of the case passed a death sentence exercising
its own discretionary powers to protect the nation’s principles, soul
For Joe Stork, Middle East director at Human Rights
Watch, this case underscores Saudi judges’ inability to carry out
objective criminal investigations.
“Fawza Falih’s case is an example of how the
authorities failed to comply even with existing safeguards in the Saudi
justice system,” he added.