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The rape of Lara Logan

Warning:  This post contains language that may be offensive  to some readers.  Not as offensive as the violation of women described herein, but nevertheless, consider yourselves warned…

– Monsieur d’Nalgar

Lara Logan assaulted in Egypt

By Jill, on 2.16.2011

CBS Journalist Lara Logan was physically and sexually assaulted in Egypt this week (trigger warning for this whole post):

In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal … [more]

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The power of humiliation

I normally don’t – won’t – re-post anything by Mr. Friedman, but in this op-ed, in a single sentence, there is a powerful warning for every oppressor of those blighted spots on this planet where people yearn for their certain unalienable Rights:

“Humiliation is the single most powerful human emotion, and overcoming it is the second most powerful human emotion.”

– Monsieur d’Nalgar

Out of Touch, Out of Time

By Thomas L. Friedman, February 10, 2011

CAIRO:  Watching President … [more]

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Village voices

The following is in response to a guest editorial by [name deleted], in today’s “In my opinion” section of the Sentinel Record.  The full text of his “Without doubt, a Christian nation” is included in the comments section below.  There is also a passing reference to a short letter, also in today’s paper (and also in the comments below), by the too-frequent M. Wayne Spencer.  Both of these men are reliable exhibits for the rampant wackadoodlery that … [more]

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Pray for Egypt

John Sagherian, Regional Director for YFCI/MENA, sent an email from Beirut night before last. Attached was an earlier version of the report that follows, from his friend Nabeel Jabbour. Dr. Jabbour has just sent me an update, along with his permission to share it here on “Blues for Levantium Lost.” Regardless of the particulars (and peculiarities) of your religious confession (and even if there be none), I trust you will find his “strategic prayer requests” interesting and informative and [more]

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Matthew 23 woes

Huckabee: Israel can build in West Bank, Jerusalem    


JERUSALEM — Potential 2012 U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says preventing Jewish settlers from building in east Jerusalem is as outrageous as discriminating against Americans because of their race, language or religion.    

Huckabee spoke at the dedication of a new Jewish neighborhood in east Jerusalem, which is claimed by the Palestinians.    

Huckabee dismissed the notion that Jewish settlements are obstacles to peace. Instead, he backed the settlers’ view that … [more]

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Good vibrations

Mona Eltahawy, in the Guardian:  Tunisia: the first Arab revolution


Also in the Guardian:  Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution: A flower that could be crushed


Lamis Andoni, in Al Jazeera:  To the tyrants of the Arab world


Note that this ends in poetry by Abul-Qasim al-Shabi in his poem To the Tyrants of the World:

Wait, don’t let the spring, the clearness of the sky and the shine of the morning light fool you …
Because the darkness, [more]

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Preaching to the choir

This is the excellent post-Christmas sermon, titled “Eight Days Later” (taken from Luke 2: 21-40), that Reverend Rich Lang preached on Sunday, December 26, 2010, to his Trinity United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington.

– Monsieur d’Nalgar

Have you ever had to pick someone up that you don’t know? They give you a description of what they look like and then you give them a description of what you look like so that you’ll recognize each other. What about Jesus? … [more]

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