Saturday, August 06, 2005

Switched off in Basra

The New York Times journalist Steven Vincent's final story, (click on the title of this post to read in full), told of a police 'death car' operating in Basra. Shortly afterwards he was bundled into a pick-up and shot in the head.

This chilling report really does read like an epitaph of his own murder !

Monday, August 01, 2005

Wahhabism,Salafism, Biblical Literalism and Orthodox Judaism

I recommend a brief exploration of the above terms in wikipedia.

What is the common thread ? That some words written centuries ago are "Divine" and cannot be changed by man ?

Then explore Fundamentalism, Islamism, Zionism , Neo Conservtives.......

Conclusion ? Religion and Politics the deadly cocktail ?

( Click on the title of this post to start exploring these terms in wikpedia )