2003 April

‘Jihad of soul’ arrived in Middle East long ago

2012-10-30T02:19:33-04:00April 11th, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Trying to galvanize sagging troops, one of Saddam Hussein's last public pronouncements was recently to formally call for Muslims everywhere to join his ranks and fight Islamic jihad, or holy war. Should we care?

2003 March

Don’t expect Arab uprising soon

2012-10-30T02:28:30-04:00March 22nd, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"We're going to err on the side of caution and stay in the house for a few days," is what I told a friend during a phone chat yesterday morning. Our self-imposed house arrest would mean Jean and I would miss a friend's birthday party and a weekly gathering of friends. Not much of a sacrifice, considering a few hours later four Yemeni protesters, including an 11-year-old boy, lay dead on the streets of this capital city. They were killed by Yemeni police guarding the American embassy.