Category Archives: Middle East Conflict

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury: The Conversation Continues

Rabbi Sue Levi, a contributor to the Weekly Blitz, has sent an email in response to our email conversation regarding Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury. Her email and my response are below: Dear Mash, I want to clarify three things about … Continue reading

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A Call To Retract My Post On Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury And My Response

On Sunday I wrote a post on Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a man who is facing sedition charges in Bangladesh. Late last night I received an email from Rabbi Sue Levy, a contributor to the Weekly Blitz, asking that I print a … Continue reading

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The Strange Case Of Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

    On January 16, 2007 Congressman Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, sponsored a sense of the House resolution demanding that the Bangladesh government drop all charges against Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a journalist facing sedition charges. According to the resolution: Expressing … Continue reading

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An Intervention

The long awaited, much anticipated, and often pre-judged Iraq Study Group report was finally unleashed on Washington. Predictably, it was trashed, even before the ink was dry, in the progressive blogosphere for failing to call for an immediate withdrawal of troops … Continue reading

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A Technical Failure

    Meanwhile the killing continues… This farming community buried the al-Athamnah family Thursday, after marching through muddy streets bearing the bodies of the dead aloft and reaffirming in angry chants its commitment to war with Israel. Tens of thousands … Continue reading

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