The Manitoban: Stefan Epp: "Sanctions in Iran not the answer" (12/9/2010) “I was hiking on an Iranian hillside, exploring the ruins of a long-abandoned castle, when I met Masumah and her husband Mohammad. Masumah spoke some English and we got to talking. It didn’t take long before the conversation turned political. What do Canadians think of Iran? Is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a dictator? Should Iran have nuclear power?”
Varsity: Mersiha Gadzo: "Double standards" (14/9/2010) “For years, the United States and its allies have accused Iran of being a major nuclear threat because it has violated the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ironically, the real violators of the NNPT are the same nations accusing Iran. The U.S. and its allies have never been able to confirm their accusations with concrete proof since they are based entirely on suspicion. While the media continues to attack Iran, illegal nuclear activities made by the West remain widely unknown to the public.” Submit a letter to the editor
National Post: Daniel Pipes: "Eight years after 9/11, an anti-Islamist awakening" (10/9/2010) “My lowest point came in 1999 when a retired U.S. career foreign service officer named Richard Curtiss spoke on Capitol Hill about "the potential of the American Muslim community" and compared its advances to Muhammad’s battles in 7th-century Arabia. He flat-out predicted that, just as Muhammad once had prevailed, so too would American Muslims. While Curtiss spoke only about changing policy toward Israel, his themes implied a broader Islamist takeover of the United States. His prediction seemed unarguable.”
National Post: Lorne Gunter: "Fidel disowns his own revolution" (9/9/2010) “Much will be made of Castro’s fears, expressed in the same interview with Goldberg, of impending nuclear war between the U.S. and Israel, on one side, and Iran on the other. To his great credit, Castro urges Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop denying the Holocaust and bashing Jews. He doesn’t just call on Israel to make all the concessions to Palestinians and Iran; he sees the irritants for Israel created by the other side as well, even though he sees both sides slipping inevitably into war.”
National Post: Lorne Gunter: "A double standard on rage" (8/9/2010) “According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, on Aug. 25, a cartoon on Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV in Gaza and the West Bank aired cartoons showing Jews transforming into apes (who are seen as vile and unclean), and claiming that the transformation was sanctioned by the Koran.”
National Post: AFP: "Obama’s Topics" (11/9/2010) “Settlements: He called on Israel to extend a freeze on settlements as he pledged a never-say-die approach to the new Middle East peace talks, calling the effort "a risk worth taking." Saying last week’s launch of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations "exceeded lots of people’s expectations," Mr. Obama looked to the September 26 expiration of the partial freeze on new Jewish housing in the West Bank as a key hurdle. "A major bone of contention during the course of this month is going to be the potential lapse of the settlement moratorium."
Xtra.ca: Jeffrey Round: "Queer Ontario boycotts Pride Toronto panel" (9/9/2010) “Their proposal, approved by the board, first rescinded PT’s ban on the phrase “Israeli apartheid” and then called for a panel of “LGBTTIQQ2SA leaders and friends” to consult with the community and make recommendations on how Pride can support freedom of speech and reconcile with the broader community.”
CBC.ca/AP/CP: "Montreal student sues US for border searches" (9/8/2010) “The officer questioned him about some personal pictures and images of Hamas and Hezbollah rallies that he had downloaded as part of his research for his doctorate in the modern history of Shiites in Lebanon. Then he was searched, handcuffed and taken to a detention cell, the lawsuit says.” See also: Montreal Gazette
Montreal Gazette: AFP: "Afghans attack NATO outpost" (11/9/2010) “At Islam’s holy city of Mecca, Imam Saleh bin Humaid said Jones’s threat was "a form of terrorism and an incitement to terrorism," while in the Gaza Strip, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya called Jones an "insane lunatic."
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