Kingdom of Bahrain Blocks more websites:
freecopts.net ,annaqed.com, arabchurch.com, ladeeni.net, albawaba.com , kurdtimes.com and mahmood.tv are the new victims of restrications on freedom of speech in Bahrain.
This brings the total to 17 sites that the Information Ministry of Bahrain has blocked
"The American girl is well-acquainted with her body's seductive
capacity. She knows it lies in the face and in expressive eyes and
thirsty lips. She knows seductiveness lies in the round breasts, the
full buttocks and in the shapely thighs, sleek legs, and she shows all
this and does not hide it," he wrote in a paper, America That I Saw.
It is no coincidence that Qutb's views have more than an echo
in the sermons of Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, for whom women are soldiers
of Satan armed with "the weapon of seduction". As recently as last
week, Hilali, a self-professed admirer of Qutb, described him as a
great leader, a symbol of Islam and a model for Muslims.
The main tenets of Qutbism, which was later to feed the minds of the
9/11 terrorists, were outlined in his book Milestones, a call to arms
that is to modern-day jihadist-Salafists what Lenin's writings were to
the Bolsheviks. It has also been likened to a jihadist version of Adolf
Hitler's Mein Kampf.
"The two cheapest things in Australia are the flesh of a woman and the meat of a pig," he said.
accepted his words were offensive. "I genuinely believe that I have changed for the better," he insisted.
Nothing, it seems, has changed in the last 20 years. The nation's
most senior Muslim cleric was not responding to public damnation over
his Ramadan sermon last month in which he blamed women for inciting
rape and likened them to abandoned "meat".
Shenoda, poet and American Indian studies lecturer, won a 2006 American
for his first collection of poetry titled "Somewhere
Else" (Coffee House Press, 2005). Established in 1978 by the Before
Columbus Foundation, the American Book Award recognizes outstanding literary
achievement and acknowledges the excellence and multicultural diversity
of American writing. The award will be presented at
a Dec. 15 ceremony in Oakland.
poems in "Somewhere Else" draw
heavily from Shenoda's Coptic Egyptian heritage. Both
of Shenoda's parents immigrated to the United States from Egypt.
The Coptics, a pre-Islamic,
non-Arab community that practices early
are today a minority in Egypt, making up 8 percent of the population.
Though Shenoda grew up in Southern California, his childhood memories
are rife with images of his father's homeland on the Nile River Delta,
he has visited several times since he was a very young child. As
a result, many of Shenoda's poems weave images and thought from American,
and Egyptian cultures.