Category Archives: Middle East

Bin Laden’s death and a White House or Palace

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] . Okay, you may groan and skip quickly to the next post or perhaps read with bemused interest every time I post here about Islamic eschatology — but in either case … Continue reading

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Inspire #5: between front and back covers

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] * Okay. When what goes into the opening paragraphs of an editor’s note at the front of a magazine corresponds pretty exactly to what’s on the back cover, you have a … Continue reading

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Of war and miracle: the poetics, spirituality and narratives of jihad

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] * Issue #5 of the AQAP magazine Inspire is now available for viewing. I am reasonably confident that with attention focused on such things as al-Awlaki‘s response to the various uprisings … Continue reading

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Soon soon coming of the Mahdi?

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] * Okay, I’d say things are heating up. Here’s a screen grab from what we are led to believe is a recent video from Iran, made with government backing as described … Continue reading

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Metaphysics of the metapossible

I put this one together for a blogger whose work I read, the Tailor, and hope that one day he will comment on it — if he does, I’ll post a follow up here with a link. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Sycophancy that!

[ by Charles Cameron – cross-posted from Zenpundit ] These are genuine images with genuine headlines — from Vogue on February 25, 2011 and from the BBC back in September, 1999. The articles’ respective texts are informative, too… Asma al-Assad … Continue reading

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Panappticon

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] It’s riveting to follow the tweets on protests in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya or Iran on Mibazaar in real-time to be sure — but mash that capability up with the one Shloky … Continue reading

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