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The Arab Spring at this Fall's General Assembly

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Neil MacFarquhar, United Nations bureau chief for the New York Times, and author of The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East, talks about the issues on the table at the UN General Assembly this week, and what leaders will say about protests in the Middle East against the recent US and French-originated caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.


Neil MacFarquhar

Comments [8]

rose-ellen from jackson heights

I'm talking statistics. How many muslims compared to other groups commit crimes of violence? Hasan was one person ,the 19 hijackers were 19 people and they were not immigrants to the country.Most muslim immigrants are peaceful -more peaceful even then most other groups.

Sep. 25 2012 05:43 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

"Like I said- muslims in america are among the most law abiding people in america."

You must mean sharia law abiding.

What law was Major Hasan abiding by when he murdered people in Fort Hood?

Sep. 25 2012 01:57 PM

How many muslims in america have committed terrorist acts[crimes actually]?How many in other groups commit crimes[including murder]?Proportionaly of course?Like I said- muslims in america are among the most law abiding people in america.

Sep. 25 2012 01:47 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

roseellen, If you think hijacking passenger planes and flying them into buildings demonstrates "law abiding" behavior, then I have a bridge to sell you.

Sep. 25 2012 01:17 PM

The subway adds shows how powerless the anti arab/muslim genocidists are. Notice they didn't have these adds up when our wars were starting in iraq and afghanistan and prior to the arab spring toppling of dictators[which really freaked them out]. Then they had visions of genocide dancing in their heads. Now,after our ten years of wars and as the reports of drones murdering muslims no longer satisfies-[what no pictures?],but we do have pictures of muslims demonstrating against US[how dare they!]and as that boogey man muslim brotherhood is actually in power[how dare that happen] and chats with american pundits,[Charlie Rose] the frustrating reality has sunk in that their genocidal agenda ain't gonna happen. So they're left with paying for adds to hurl insults at their targets .Of course muslims in america are among the most law abiding groups in this country,so the taunts expressed in these adds just underscores the impotance of these 21st c genocidal antisemites[against arab/muslims this time].I'd love to see a counter add-"oppose cannabilism,oppose israeli occupation,support palestinians?"

Sep. 25 2012 01:03 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

"Prophet" Muhammad is only a prophet to Muslims.

I could not care less about the Muslim prophet Muhammed.

Sep. 25 2012 11:01 AM
pliny from soho

The subway ad was front page news in New Zealand
you don't have to see the originals to get the message nowadays.

Sep. 25 2012 10:46 AM
Jorge from Queens

Regarding the subway ads:
War is not a civilized pursuit, so their argument is ill-formed and jingoistic.

Sep. 25 2012 10:29 AM

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