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  1. 7 days ago on Ted Rall

    “In Iran, women accused of capital crimes must be gang raped by guards before the sentence is carried out as it is somehow offensive to Sharia for virgins to be executed.”

    Firstly, which shari’ah? There are many. Secondly, in none of the madhhabs I am aware of is there any ruling like this, nor is it in the Qur’an.

    The only source I can find for this claim is a discussion on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ACapital_punishment_in_Iran#Forcible_marriage_and_rape_of_virgin_women_on_death_row which is not conclusive. That’s not to say that it hasn’t happened, or to absolve Iran ‘s harsh justice system, but it’s not a proven allegation.

  2. 9 days ago on Ted Rall

    With good reason. See https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/?s=guardian for plenty of reasons why you should never trust The Guardian on any issues of importance.

  3. 9 days ago on Ted Rall

    I recommend Media Lens as a check on the media, especially the British variety. They research well and always quote their sources. See thier latest article, for example, which deals with climate change and its reporting in the British media, followed by a scathing criticism of Biden’s proposed policy to counter climate change:

    https://www.medialens.org/2020/the-dead-and-those-about-to-die-climate-protests-and-the-corporate-media/

    “Of the two presidential ‘choices’ delivered by a corrupt, corporate-financed US electoral system of ‘democracy’, Biden was the lesser evil compared to Trump, the latter described by Noam Chomsky as ‘the worst criminal in human history’ for the threat he represented to climate stability:

    ‘There is nothing like this in history. It’s not breaking with the American tradition. Can you think of anyone in human history who has dedicated his efforts to undermining the prospects for survival of organized human life on earth?’

    But be under no illusion that Biden, representing and backed by powerful corporate and financial elites, and with a sordid record of supporting US crimes around the world, represents any kind of significant departure from business-as-usual for US power.

    Exactly what Ted has been saying all along.

  4. 9 days ago on Ted Rall

    Translation “Ted Rall has said something I agree with”.

  5. 11 days ago on Ted Rall

    Your new president – to the right of Trump on foreign policy:

    https://covertactionmagazine.com/2020/11/08/beware-of-the-hawk-what-to-expect-from-the-biden-administration-on-foreign-policy/

  6. 13 days ago on Ted Rall

    So explain him introducing his granddaughter as his son Beau. Shades of Reagan’s “Princess David” moment there.

  7. 19 days ago on Ted Rall

    Being Irish, I sometimes misread patriot as “Pat riot”. ;-)

  8. 19 days ago on Ted Rall

    Hiding in his own basement? Ted could easily have pointed out that he went to Afghanistan as an unembedded correspondent. That takes cojones. What have you done, other than write snarky comments on a blog post?

  9. 19 days ago on Ted Rall

    I love the “I’m walking away” posts. Bet you don’t.

    I always noticed that the people who moaned most about their job at coffee break were the ones who stayed the longest.

  10. 25 days ago on Ted Rall

    The folly of “anyone but Trump” cruelly exposed.