Misusing Knowledge in a Time of Terror is my Arab News column for this week. I was briefly suspended from my column after the piece I wrote two weeks ago (An Absence of Chivalry in Ã¢â‚¬ËœKingdom of HeavenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢) resulted in an angry phone call to the paper from the Ministry of Information. Apropos of my Arab News column, it made a media roundup in Germany! Here at Bundeszentrale fÃƒÂ¼r politische Bildung.
Meanwhile, in asiapundit there’s news that the fellow who wrote directions to smile at the policeman” while protesting in Shanghai, got arrested:
I observed the anti-Japanese protests in Shanghai a few weeks ago. While the violence and vandalism was repulsive and the perpetrators should have been punished, a five-year sentence for an alleged organizer is needlessly severe.
Also, from asiapundit
Reporters Without Borders today called on bloggers throughout the world to post messages in support of Iranian blogger Mojtaba Saminejad, who has been
in prison since 12 February and who began a hunger-strike on 14 May.