Tag: middle-east

To Evangelicals, Zionism An Increasingly Tough Sell

By Ryan Rodrick Beiler / Electronic Intifada While the lobby giant AIPAC wields power in Washington, evangelical Christians have long been the grassroots base of Israel advocacy in the US. But that support is eroding. According to a National Association of Evangelicals poll, forty percent of US evangelical leaders have changed their thinking about Israel over… Read More ›

Israel Lobby, UK Officials Attempt To Shut Down Univ. Of Southampton Conference

By Ali Abunimah / Electronic Intifada Academics are pushing back against an effort by Israel lobby groups and UK government officials to cancel or alter a law school conference related to Palestine. Almost 300 professors at universities in the UK and other countries have signed a statement expressing “principled and full support for the University of… Read More ›

Israeli Foreign Minister Calls For Beheading Palestinians

By Ali Abunimah / Electronic Intifada   Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has taken his campaign of violent incitement against Palestinians to new extremes with a call for those disloyal to Israel to have their heads chopped off. He also repeated his long-standing demands for expulsion of Palestinian citizens of Israel. “Anyone who’s with us… Read More ›

Atheist Charged With Shooting & Killing Three Muslim Students Execution Style

DTT Update: NewsObserver.com reports: Abu-Salha said his daughter who lived next door to Hicks wore a Muslim head scarf and told her family a week ago that she had “a hateful neighbor.” “Honest to God, she said, ‘He hates us for what we are and how we look,’” he said. Zaid Jilani Yesterday, three Arab students… Read More ›

Do You Think Islamists Are The Only Religious Terrorists? Meet Some Famous Killers For Christ

David Ferguson – RawStory.com   President Barack Obama raised hackles on the Christian right this week during his address to the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast. In the wake of the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris by Islamic extremists and the atrocities committed on video by ISIS, Obama urged Christians not to get… Read More ›

Despite Wingnut Freak-out, Obama Is Right: Christian Violence Is Just as Bad as Muslim Violence?

By Zaid Jilani – Alternet.org This week, President Obama met with Muslim leaders in a private political meeting for the first time in his six-year presidency. The meeting set off predicatable angry reactions from the political right, with Fox News’ Sean Hannity even saying he wished Obama had demanded that the leaders publicly denounce radical Islam…. Read More ›

‘We Palestinian Christians Say Allahu Akbar’

By Nadezhda Kevorkova – RT.com The only Palestinian Orthodox Christian bishop in the Holy Land speaking about the suffering of Palestinian Christians, their unity with Muslims in the Palestinian struggle, about Orthodox Christian martyrs, and Ukraine. Archbishop Sebastia Theodosios (Atallah Hanna), 49, is the only Orthodox Christian archbishop from Palestine stationed in Jerusalem and the… Read More ›

The Anti-American Sniper Backlash Begins

A number of very good pieces on why the movie is so bad– Chris Hedges calls it as it is: “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds”… Read More ›

Non-Muslim Rights In The Ottoman Empire

Much like previous Muslim Empires, the Ottomans showed great toleration and acceptance of non-Muslim communities in their empire. This is based on existing Muslim laws regarding the status of non-Muslims. They are protected, given religious freedoms, and free from persecution according to the Shariah. One of the first precedents of this was the Treaty of… Read More ›

American Christian Man Arrested For Alleged Plot To Bomb Muslim Holy Sites

DTT Comment: An American Christian man has been reported by Haaretz.com to have been arrested, for allegedly plotting to bomb Muslim Holy Sites. What I find astonishing is why this thug has not been branded as a ‘terrorist’ in the media? Why is it that there is a complete silence in the media about this… Read More ›