Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Discarded Lies Blog

The blog Discarded Lies is full of interesting stuff you won’t see elsewhere. A sampling from the January 17 posts:

“…Greek prosecutors had sought to have the association banned on the grounds that by using the word Turkish in its name it served the interest of a foreign country in the attempt to appear a Turkish minority in Greece…”

“The elderly man, who considers himself an "Arab-Jew," immigrated with his family, as did most of the Iraqi Jews in the early 1950s. As part of the agreement between Iraq and Israel at the time, Iraq allowed them to leave if they gave up their citizenship.
But the eligibility rules established by the IECI say that even if one who disclaimed Iraqi citizenship may still vote in the elections.
If Israeli identification documents are not accepted at the Amman polling station, most of the Iraqi-born Israelis will not be able to vote since most of them left their Iraqi documents behind in Iraq.”

“ISCA revealed that the city planning board of Medina, Saudi Arabia, which is dominated by a notoriously extreme-Wahhabist mayor and city-planning commission:
Painted the famous green dome of the Holy Mosque of the Prophet silver, knowing that its original color is revered by all Muslims. After intense protest from the citizens of Medina the board restored the dome to its original green.
Ordered the destruction of five of the renowned "Seven Mosques" initially built by Prophet Muhammad's daughter and four of his "greatest Companions": Masjid Abu Bakr, Masjid Salman al-Farsi, Masjid Umar ibn al-Khattab, Masjid Sayyida Fatima bint Rasulillah and Masjid Ali ibn Abi Talib.
Ordered pulling down of "Al-mukabariyya," the elevated location for the call to prayer in the Holy Mosque of the Prophet, built by Umar bin Abdul-Aziz in the 8th century.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the nice compliment :-)

~ zorkie

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a compliment! Thanks, Bruce, very kind of you :-)

2:13 PM  

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