The Fundamental Right to Blasphemy

to Munther Al-Sabbagh and Angie Bayouk When as a response to Hillary Clinton’s call for governments in Arab countries to defend foreign embassies from the mob, the Prime Minister of Egypt called on the US to do all it can to stop insults against Islam, I wondered which forms of offense were the ones that he […]

It’s not real blood! Yet.

Under the impression that Dirty Harry is a real person, the endlessly amusing ladies and gentlemen of the  GOP unwittingly invited Clint Eastwood to address their national convention. They may live to regret it but who knows. Today, to the Eastwood’s strange display of senile dementia as a form of political entertainment, Chuck Norris added […]

Günter Grass Banned from Israel.

This is how Israel will silence the critics it cannot bully: “Grass’ poems are an attempt to guide the fire of hate toward the State of Israel and the Israeli people, and to advance the ideas of which he was a public partner in the past, when he wore the uniform of the SS,” Yishai […]

Günter Grass hat recht

Günter Grass hat größtenteils recht und selbstverständlich er ist kein Antisemit. Und wenn er einer wäre, dann wäre es sicherlich nicht sein aktuelles literarisches Unterfangen, welches ihn als solchen entlarven würde. Vielmehr zeigt der bizarre Krampf der deutschen Presse wie erschreckend effektiv die israelische Maschinerie damit war, eine allgemeine Akzeptanz für die politisch perverse Verschmelzung […]

Defending Gunter Grass

Gunter Grass is right and, of course, he is not an anti-Semite. If he is, it is certainly not his most recent literary endeavour (here you can find the atrocious translation of his poem ‘What must be said’) that makes such a fact explicit. Rather, the bizarre paroxysm of the German press, political cadres and […]

Honor Killings in Canada

It has been reported that a family of three has been charged with the honor killing of three teenage members of the family and their mother. This is both a cultural and religious problem and it has to be addressed by the political structures where the communities who have seen these crimes take place–muslim by and large–live. […]