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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012
ISLAMABAD -- Hundreds of Pakistanis angry at an anti-Islam film that denigrates the religion's prophet clashed with police in the Pakistani capital Thursday, the most violent show of anger in a day that saw smaller demonstrations in Indonesia, Iran and Afghanistan.
Report: Slain U.S. Ambassador Feared Al Qaeda Hit List
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INSANE 1,000-Year-Old Tomb Discovery
BLOG POSTS
William Astore: The Siren Song of American Imperialism
It's tragically hard to win hearts and minds overseas when we don't even recognize what's in our own hearts and minds. We think we're pure of heart, but "civilizing" missions based on military occupation inevitably contain a heart of darkness.
Katie Redford: Arrrr! Shell Tries to Plunder Human Rights
Shell's lawyers actually argued to the Supreme Court that a hypothetical company -- Pirates Incorporated -- should not be held accountable for their crimes, because, you guessed it, they're a corporation.
Jamal Abdi: Meet the Press Gives Netanyahu Cheney's Bully Pulpit for War
Until media outlets like NBC switch from "he said/she said" to real journalism that tries to establish and explain key facts, we will not get the fact-based debate that questions of war and peace deserve.
Eboo Patel: A Common Life Together
In an interconnected world, the only chance we have is a common life together. If we are to build it, we must insure the bridges between us are strong enough to withstand the bombs of the extremists.
John Tirman: Reap What You Sow: Libya's Harsh Lessons
There is a narrative in Arab countries that regards U.S. actions in the region as being mainly military and mainly harmful to ordinary Arabs and other Muslims. The less the U.S. is involved militarily in this region, the better for us in the long run.

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