Thanks to Weasel Zippers
* Add to this ignorance, superstition, fanaticism and poverty because of Islam, and you’re getting there…
* But, but, but… they can recite the Koran verse by verse..!
Nearly one in three people in the Arab world is illiterate, including nearly half of all women in the region, the Tunis-based Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organisation said Monday.
Three-quarters of the 100 million people unable to read or write in the 21 Arab countries are aged between 15 and 45 years old, the Arab League group, known by its acronym ALECSO, said in a statement.
Equally alarming, some 46.5 percent of women in the region are illiterate, the organisation reported, urging governments to put the fight against illiteracy at the top of their agendas.
While describing access to primary school education as “indispensable,” it also urged Arab countries to focus on adult education to avoid “serious incidents in the evolution of (Arab) societies”.
* Its not as if they ever ‘evolved’…
ALECSO has previously sounded the alarm on illiteracy in the region, noting it had failed to meet a 1990 United Nations goal to halve adult illiteracy over the subsequent decade.
In July, Arab states adopted an action plan spearheaded by the group to promote education, notably through collaboration with key international organisations.
While illiteracy affects the entire Arab world, the more highly populated countries — such as Egypt, Sudan, Algeria and Morocco — are particularly vulnerable.
* But why do you need education when you have the Koran…?
In order that Allah may seperate the impure from the pure, Put All the impure ones (Non-Muslim), one on top of the another in a Heap and cast them into Hell. They will be the ones to have lost
* Because infidel women are all whores for the sons of Allah. And anyhow, they are not married, that proves it….NOT!
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: A senior Saudi official called on French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday to respect Saudi Arabia’s conservative Islamic culture by visiting the country later this month without his former supermodel girlfriend.
Sarkozy, who divorced his wife Cecilia in October, has flaunted his relationship with Carla Bruni on recent holidays in Egypt and Jordan, drawing criticism that he is being too loose with the presidential image.
The Saudi diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said Sarkozy should leave Carla Bruni behind for “religious reasons” when he visits the kingdom on Jan. 13.
Andy Worthington, author of The GuantÃ¡namo Files, states that “it appears that none of the Saudis just released was involved with al-Qaeda or the 9/11 attacks” and concludes that they were footsoldiers, missionaries and humanitarian aid workers.”
* Sure. Who sez there is no humor in Islam?
* Reality check:
“Of the people that we’ve released, we’ve captured a number of them or killed a number of them back on the battlefield in Afghanistan,” Hunter, R-Calif., told FOX News on Sunday. “The question is, are we liberal enough in the application of our standards that determine who we release back into the world. I think some American parents who have kids out there would argue we’re too liberal.”
Citing a memo prepared for him by his staff, Hunter proceeded to discuss some of the at least 10 detainees who have been released from Guantanamo Bay, or Gitmo, only to re-join the fight against the U.S. coalition bringing democracy to Afghanistan.
* Andy Worthington, me thinks you are treasonous vermin…