Thursday, March 23, 2006


Al Jazeera Is
Reporting Better Than
The Western Media


Yesterday, CAIR came out stronger than Bush against the Afghani apostasy prosecution and today this positive article from Al Jazeera:


Iraqi marriages defy civil war spectre

By Ahmed Janabi above is right next to the asp:img closing tag with
Thursday 23 March 2006, 11:06 Makka Time, 8:06 GMT


Despite widespread speculation at home and abroad that Iraq is on the verge of civil war, couples from different backgrounds have been defying the theory by marriage.

Young men and women – as was the case before the US-led invasion three years ago - from different ethnic, religious and sectarian backgrounds still flock to the civil courts every morning for marriage contracts.

Sahira Abd al-Karim, a civil lawyer in Baghdad, confirmed to Aljazeera.net that Iraqis from different backgrounds are still marrying each other.

"Sectarianism is something shameful among Iraqis, especially the middle class," she said. "As a lawyer in the civil courts in Baghdad I have seen Sunni marrying Shia, Arab marrying a Kurd.



The weaknesses of the West's belief in it's own defining principles are brought out by the stark contrast between the reality our enemies readily acknowledge and the dark fantasies, and weak assertions, of our own leaders.

We ought to be ashamed of ourselves that we don't know well enough who we are, so that our enemies are more able to acknowledge reality than we are.