2006-02-16

Night Flashes

Freedom for Egyptians reports "Danish democratic Muslims are going international": 'According to JyllandsPosten Naser Khader said "We’re now working to get the network functioning across boarders. Problems with integration and religious differences are not specific Danish. We’ll invite Muslim networks from among others USA, Canada and Australia for our founding assembly."' ... Amarji wonders if bird flu might be the spark for Syria's tinderbox: 'Let’s see if how our inept authorities will handle this situation. If they screwed things up, as they usually do, a lot more people have a lot more reasons to take to the streets as well, and they might just up the ante, and there a million ways how they could do that, and thanks to satellite TV, they are not exactly totally uninformed about this. And people can actually be quite creative when they finally break through the barrier of fear. And they tend to develop their own organizational structures, ones which can be quite independent of any existing opposition or civil society movements and parties.' ... Big Pharaoh covers Egypt's first presidential kiss: 'irst Lady Suzanne Mubarak bent down and kissed her husband President Mubarak as she was celebrating Egypt's win of the African nations football championship. Millions saw the "kiss clip" live on TV or via chain emails. You might say "big deal". Well, it's big deal here. This might be the very time in Egypt's presidential history for Egyptians to see the wife kissing her president husband live on TV. Nevertheless, I believe what she did triggered more positive reactions than negatives.' ... Egyptian cohort Sandmonkey cheers al-Qaeda's newest foe: 'Bin Laden ain't got shit on the Dark Knight! Batman rules!' ... and finally, Silly Bahraini Girl find some real blasphemy on the internet ...