News articles roundup


by Sunny
24th April, 2006 at 2:47 pm    

“By 2010, some estimate there will be two million patients in India on clinical trials.” – BBC Online reports on outsourcing patients to India. Who didn’t see that coming?

George Alagiah this weekend: “Some of today’s immigrants aren’t interested in making Britain their home. They see it as a place where they can live – but their real ties remain with their homelands.”

“I used to be an American Jew. And then I read Daniel Pipes,” says Bradley Burston in Ha’aretz on Daniel Pipes. He calls him the new kind of Israel basher.

For the climate change sceptics and environmentalists – the New York Times reviews the debate around global warming.

In April, Palestinian journalist Fawaz Turki was fired from the Saudi paper Arab News. Why? For criticising the government.

Shiv Malik profiles British suicide bomber Omar Sharif who killed innocent people in Israel. Also mentions the Hizb ut Tahrir link.

Plus – blogger Shabana Mir writes an interesting article about Literalistic Wahhabistic Sufism, while Immortal Radical writes about the BNP, racism and the working class. Both are well worth reading.

Read anything else interesting over the weekend? Post it in the comments.


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  1. Indigo Jo Blogs

    Shiv Malik on HT and the Tel Aviv bombings…

    Our old friend Shiv Malik writes in the *New Statesman* with a profile of Omar Sharif, one of the two British Muslim men who were involved in the Tel Aviv pizza parlour bombing in April 2003. Sharif appears to have been a devotee of Omar Bakri Muhamma…




  1. TottenhamLad — on 24th April, 2006 at 3:33 pm  

    Oh and don’t forget The Sunday Times with their:

    ‘Too white’ towns are labelled unhealthy

    I’m sure reports like this bring joy to the average English persons heart.

  2. Amir — on 24th April, 2006 at 4:49 pm  

    Great Links, Sunny.
    I can’t wait until George Alagiah releases his new book. I’m sure Stalin’s Tomb (err, sorry, I mean Lenin’s Tomb) are already rehearsing those ad-hominem ‘Uncle Tom’ insults.

    Daniel Pipes is very creepy, as are Hizb-ut-Tahrir (urgghh).

    Here’s my own hyperlink. It’s to an essay by Christopher Hitchens on the Mearsheimer and Walt ‘thesis’.
    http://www.slate.com/id/2138741/

    Oh. And this too on Osama Bin Laden:
    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/24042006/323/tape-vexing-reminder-failure-find-bin-laden.html

    Interesting stuff.

  3. Bikhair — on 24th April, 2006 at 8:02 pm  

    Amir,

    You know if you believe Daniel Pipes is a nutter he hasnt always been. I have read some of his stuff on groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and its ideological spinoffs from the early 1990s and he was on the money in assessing these groups. Now he is writing about why troubled black men, like Micheal Jackson, might convert to Islam.

    One has to wonder why he would waste his qaulity education writing crap like that. I dont know what it is with him and black men.

  4. Shabana Mir — on 24th April, 2006 at 8:55 pm  

    Thanks for the link. It’s Shabana Mir though, not Amir.

  5. Rohin — on 24th April, 2006 at 8:59 pm  

    Amended Shabana :)

  6. Sunny — on 25th April, 2006 at 1:18 am  

    Whoops! cheers for the correction Shabana.
    Bikhair – that’s some funny shit. Daniel Pipes does make me laugh though, a bit like Melanie Phillips and Pizza HuT. It’s a wonder that people take them so seriously.

  7. Zak — on 25th April, 2006 at 1:42 pm  

    Pipes is an ideologue …has anyone read the vanity fair article on Afghanistan..very interesting..what surprised me is the bit that the US is losing proportionately the same number of people in Afghanistan as they do in Iraq.

  8. Sunny — on 26th April, 2006 at 2:40 pm  

    Zak – have you got a link?

  9. Zak — on 26th April, 2006 at 8:14 pm  

    Sure do Sunny:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/commentary/content/printables/060327roco02?print=true
    America’s Forgotten War
    By SEBASTIAN JUNGER

  10. Sunny — on 28th April, 2006 at 1:41 pm  

    Thanks mate.

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