Posts Tagged “free speech”

Democracy is never perfect (Arabic) لا تكون الديمقراطية كاملة أبدا

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لا تكون الديمقراطية كاملة أبدا بقلم راي حنانيه إن الإفراط لا يتوقف في حدود الكلمة في العالم العربي بل هي علامة متجذرة في ذهنية الانسان العربي. فالعرب يغذون “الافراط” عن طريق المشاعر، التي هي فياضة في العالم العربي أكثر من فيضان النفط. والعرب لا يتوقفون في حدود الانتقاد، بل غالبا ما نذهب به إلى حدوده…

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Israel’s shameful abuse of civil rights

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Palestinian dissident Samer Issawi is imprisoned in an Israeli jail and has set a new record for a hunger strike exceeding 200 days, beyond what Gandhi set or the Irish prisoners of British brutality. Yet the mainstream and Israeli media is ignoring his plight. When it comes to civil rights, Israel’s abuses are often ignored by the press.

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Arab journalists suffer because Arab World journalism groups fail to network and work together

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Arab journalists suffer oppression because Arab Journalism groups fail to work together By Ray Hanania – Jared Malsin, an English editor at the Maan News Agency in Bethlehem, was arrested and jailed by Israeli border police this week for the high crime of “criticizing Israel.” The journalist is sitting in a jail cell awaiting a…

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HANANIA: Free Speech in America and the Arab World, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 7, 2008

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Free Speech in the Arab World and in America, restrictions on both By Ray Hanania — There is really no such thing as “free speech” in either the Arab World where tyrants handpicked by the Western powers openly oppress their people and in America, where the mainstream media picks and chooses what is free and…

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CARTOON: Anti-Semitism, to racism to Americanism, For Immediate Release 11-18-07

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CARTOON: Anti-Semitism, to racism to Americanism, For Immediate Release 11-18-07

War on Errorism, Nov. 18, 2007. The hypocrisy of the American mainstream news media. Some kinds of racism and bigotry are bad. And some forms of racism are just another form of Americanism. When Don Imus slanders African Americans, it’s a media felony. When Michael Savage blasts Muslims, it’s just free speech. Ray Hanania

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HANANIA: Arabs, Muslims see past Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric, For Immediate Release 9-27-07

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Arabs, Muslims and minorities hear different message from Ahmadinejad By Ray Hanania — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to the United Nations stirred a chorus of criticism from mainstream American leaders and activists. But Arabs and Muslims listened with receptive understanding, believing American society is biased and the problems in the Middle Easr are compounded…

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CARTOON: The Politics of Free Speech, Ahmadinejad at Columbia, For Immediate Release, 9-24-07

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CARTOON: The Politics of Free Speech, Ahmadinejad at Columbia, For Immediate Release, 9-24-07

(Click to view full size) War on Errorism: The Politics of Free Speech, 9-24-07. By Ray Hanania. For more political cartoons, visit www.hanania.com/cartoons/cartoons.htm.

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HANANIA: Time to expel the United Nations, For Immediate Release, 9-23-07

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Time to expel United Nations to a nation that is freeBy Ray Hanania — You do not have to agree with Iranian President Ahmadinejad to criticize President Bush for his hypocritical comments and the restrictive political policies he encourages that discriminate against Arabs and Muslims in America. The Iranian Leader has much to answer for,…

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