Posts tagged "war on terror"

24 July 2004 Daily Links

“‘Churches have a responsibility to avoid partisan entrapment, just as political parties have a duty not to attempt to entrap them,'” said the Rev. Stephen J. Sidorak, Jr. executive director of the Christian Conference of Connecticut. Frances Grandy Taylor of The Hartford Courant reports on the many prominent church leaders (including the conservative and Bush-tied Southern Baptist Convention director, Richard...

23 July 2004 Daily Links

B’nai B’rith International issued a statement this week calling on the Jewish community to end all dialogue with the Presbyterian Church, reports Eric J. Greenberg of the Forward. The proposed severence of contact comes after the church’s recent decision to divest from Israel, its comparison of the Jewish state with apartheid South Africa, and its refusal to stop...

19 June 2004 Daily Links

The Islamist website that last Wednesday posted threats to kill American hostage Paul Johnson yesterday posted photographs of his decapitated body. A statement accompanied the photographs, saying: “This is to heal believer’s hearts. It is God’s voice rising in anger,”and that, “the group was determined to humiliate all ‘polytheists until we establish a country of Islamic law...

16 June 2004 Daily Links

Jim Smith of the Philadelphia Daily News reports: Federal prosecutors of Clayton Lee Waagner are demanding a life sentence for the “war of terror” waged by the anti-abortion extremist in October and November of 2001. Waagner, founder of the Army of God (Warning: extremely graphic site), was convicted last December for sending anthrax-hoax letters stuffed with threats and white powder...

Guantanamos All Around

British novelist Margaret Drabble calls Guantanamo “the Bastille of America,” and the imprisonment without trial of Muslims there one of the U.S.’s worst (current) sins. Why then, asks The Guardian‘s Nick Cohen, aren’t Drabble and other leftist critics equally incensed by the British Guantanamo, a London prison where Muslim men are being held based on information obtained through torture,...