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Rights Group: Evidence Emerges of Revenge Killings Across Tripoli -- News from Antiwar.com

Rights Group: Evidence Emerges of Revenge Killings Across Tripoli -- News from Antiwar.com
As the city of Tripoli was falling to the rebel forces, Human Rights Watch is reporting “strong” evidence that the Gadhafi regime troops launched a series of arbitrary killings citywide, including massacring 120 civilians held in a hangar near a military base.

Who funds Muslim-baiting in the US? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Who funds Muslim-baiting in the US? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
It has been just about a decade since Islamophobia exploded in this country. That was the moment that the World Trade Center and Pentagon were hit by al Qaeda terrorists. It existed prior to 9/11, but the losses that day and the general terror it inflicted upon this country made many, many Americans much more wary of Arabs and, fairly quickly, fearful of the religion the terrorists professed.The first sign that 9/11 would be exploited to advance various agendas came from Binyamin Netanyahu, who was quoted in the New York Times as saying the attacks would be good for Israel:Asked tonight [September 11, 2001] what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, replied, ''It's very good.'' Then he edited himself: ''Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.'' He predicted that the attack woul…