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How did obscure hate film spur global wrath?

Iraqi supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr burn Israeli and US flags in the Iraqi city of Kut [AFP]How did an obscure film titled either "Innocence of Muslims" or "The Real Life of Muhammed" lead to the emotional and violent ramifications playing out now in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and other places in the Muslim world?

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The Pope and the Palestinians

PopeThe only time this observer recalls Yassir Arafat ever becoming frustrated with the late American journalist Janet Stevens, whom he cherished as a daughter, was during a visit in August of 1982 when the PLO leader, mentioned in conversation, as he often did to others, that Jesus Christ was a Palestinian. Arafat, a devout Muslim, was proud of that fact.

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Pussy Riot - Secret History

Pussy RiotUniversally admired, Pussy Riot (or PR for short) have been promoted as superstars. But what are they? A rock or punk group they are not.  A British journalist marvelled: they produce no music, no song, no painting, nada, rien, nothing. How can they be described as “artists”?

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Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel

Union leaders oppose a new evaluation system because it relies heavily on students' standardised test scores [Reuters]Except for Harold Washington (1983 - 1987), Chicago never had populist mayors. Father (Richard J.) and son (Richard M.) Daley ran the city like their private fiefdom for over 40 years.

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Canada cut links with Iran

Pro-Zionist Canadian GovernmentPro-Zionist Canadian Government war crimes exposed

Canadian Government has broken off diplomatic relations with remote, peaceful Iran and justified this with a comprehensively false litany of allegations. While Iran has not invaded any other countries for centuries, the pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Canadian Government has been involved in the Zionist-promoted US War on Muslims that has killed 12 million Muslims through violence or war-imposed deprivation since 1990.  Further, 1.1 million Canadians have died preventably since 2001 linked to perverted Canadian Government fiscal priorities of killing Muslim abroad rather than keeping Canadians alive at home.

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