Tuesday, September 19, 2006
"Five opportunities to hear PLO Ambassador Afif Safieh during his visit to Boston, September 26 - 28"
Locations and sponsors are:
Location: Tufts University
Sponsors: New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP) at Tufts University
Location: Hilton Hotel - Back Bay
Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul-Episcopal, 138 Tremont Street
Sponsors: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee - Massachusetts, American Diaspora Alliance for Israeli Palestinian Peace, American Friends Service Committee - New England Regional Office,Birthright Unplugged, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Boston to Palestine, Friends of Sabeel – New England, Boston Women in Black, Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine, Network of Arab American Professionals, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East – Greater Boston Chapter, United for Justice with Peace - Israel Palestine Task Force, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
Location: Harvard University, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Sponsors: WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar
Location: The Irish American Club, 177 West St., Malden, MA
Sponsors: Palestinian American Congress - Massachusetts and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee - Massachusetts
Bonus material: The invitation to the Iftar dinner was also sent to a Palestinian Christian email list I subscribe to -- always a good source of anti-Semitic material and bizarro conspiracy-thoeries -- sent out by Sameer Tuffaha of the Palestinian American Congress. The invitation is here. Like that map in the banner?
Say, where's Palestine, and where's Israel on that map?
I wonder, in the midst of this "peace tour," will anyone, particularly the Jewish groups involved, ask him about the PLO's charter? Like, for instance, their goal in Article 12: "Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence."
More bonus material [h/t to Miss Kelly for putting me on the trail of this]: Another email sent to the moderated MAS list contained a link to this site: The Quran Miracles Encyclopedia, specifically to this page -- at first glance just a site about Creationism from a Muslim perspective. Eh, OK...so what? Well, let's have a look around the site a little more and see what we find. There's this, on usury in the Koran:
...Many trusty writers drew our attention that the Jewish Emperors of money are the main reason behind the wars broken out last century, it were them who ignited the flames of those wars. Consequently, much blood was shed, and millions of money were squandered. All of this was in order for the Jewish money to grow and their power to increase...
...the Jews insist on dealing through usury and spreading it among people. Moreover, they are keen on teaching such a “profession” to their children in order to take hold of the money and hoard it in their safes...
A dose of replacement theology: