Radio Baladi Friday August 3, 2012 www.RadioBaladi.com with host Ray Hanania WNZK AM 690 radio. 8-10 am EST Detroit, Michigan.
Our guest is the Editor of the prestigious Washington Report on Middle East Affairs Janet McMahon discusses the most recent issue of the magazine and stories including an overview of how members of the US Congress voted on important Middle East issues, the Israeli destruction of a Mosque in Jerusalem as a part of their ethnic cleansing policies, and the situations in Egypt and Syria. www.WRMEA.org
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Radio Chicagoland WSBC AM 1240 and WCFJ AM 1470 radio 8 am until 10 am Sunday July 15, 2012. With Ray Hanania and Kheir Fakhreldine. www.RadioCHicagoland.com. Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman discusses the redistricting of the county board districts (9 am).
Plus these issues and discussions:
Topics on Radio Chicagoland this morning: Radio Chicagoland: Penn State, Olympic uniforms, Jesse Jackson and Syrian support of al-Qeada Joe Paterno "Joe Pa" is a disgrace. He knew what convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky was doing. He and others at Penn State were aware of the misconduct and they tolerated it or turned away their eyes for more than a decade. Ten years of child abuse by a retired coach with full access to the sports facilities and the protection of Paterno and the Penn State administration. People say the students at the University will suffer if further punishment is meted out to the administration. But the truth is that punishment is necessary. More officials there should be charged and punished. The real offenders, though, without doubt, are the sports media, the journalists who also knew about Sandusky but have remained silent. The sports media is complicit, just as they were complicit in the infidelity of golf great Tiger Woods. They all put money ahead of morality. Personal gain ahead of principle. The students may be punished for Sandusky's crimes and the silent acquiescence of the administration. But it is very likely that many teachers knew too. And I'll even bet students who attended and played in sports there knew also. And the journalists knew. If the students suffer, they shouldn't blame justice. They should blame Paterno and Sandusky and the shameful Penn State administration. OLYMPIC UNIFORMS have taken center stage as our athletes prepare for the Summer Games in London. Turns out the odd looking uniforms they will wear were mad in China. That is a bad thing. It sends the wrong message of twisted patriotism. China is a nation is civil rights abuses. The oppression of dissidents and free speech. The exploitation of children. And, the production of thousands of products that are tainted with lead, that are sold to American children. The uniforms are not the only products made in China. Much of the media broadcast equipment that will be used to cover the Olympics were made in China. Clothing that many of the journalists will wear in covering the Olympics will be made in China. The means by which the story was reported, in part, are made in China. The "made in China" disgrace should not be limited to one offense of patriotic egotism. It should instead be a protest of principle. Either end the importing of cheap and sometimes dangerous Chinese products into the United States, or shut up about the Olympics. It's more hypocritical to knowingly shut your eyes to hypocrisy and Chinese abuses while embracing the phony moral high ground in criticizing the Olympic uniforms. The disgrace didn't start with the Olympics and won't end there, either. Let's address the hypocrisy in the American Baseball industry, and the fact that official "American" baseballs are made in China. Pathetic morality. Weak principle. Hypocrisy made in America. CONGRESSMAN JESSE JACKSON JR., is a good person and a good leader. But it sure was strange to hear his mother speak on his personal crisis. She's been silent in the face of so much hypocrisy in the Jacosn family. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., is the one family member who could, for many years, hold his head high. Despite the charges filed against his fundraiser. Rughuveer Nayak, who reportedly was a go-between to raise $1 million for disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to make Jackson a US Senator, filling the vacancy in the Senate seat formerly held by President Barack Obama, there are no charges against the congressman. We can speculate all we want. But it might have been nice to hear his mother speak about her husband's problems, or the egos of her other sons. Her comments about Congressman Jackson were inappropriate and strange. AL-QAEDA IN SYRIA. There is no doubt now that the government of Bashar all-Assad was complicit in assisting al-Qaeda attacks in Iraq not only against Iraqis but also against American soldiers. If Americans are not outraged by the war crimes being committed by Assad's security forces and military in the murder of thousands of civilians and children in Syria, they should be enraged by the evidence that Assad provided aid to al-Qaeda to satisfy Syria's anti-American agenda, and agenda shared by the tyrants in Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. We invaded Afghanistan to avenge the al-Qaeda terrorism against the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. We attacked Iraq to avenge the selfish politics of former President George W. Bush and his Vice President, the original evil-doer himself, Dick Cheney. We should immediately invade Syria and avenge the hundreds and maybe thousands of American soldiers who died in Iraq because of the support Syria's dictator Assad provided to al-Qaeda. But will we and is our fight against al-Qaeda pure or driven by selfish politics? --- Ray Hananiawww.hanania.com
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Posted in Politics, Candidates, Chicago, National, President, congress, Arab, aldermen, City Council, book review, Middle East, comedy, journalism on Jul 1st, 2012 Comments
Radio Chicagoland Sunday July 1, 2012. Host Ray Hanania and producers Kheir Fakhreldin and Nada Tadros. Interview comedian and actor Tommy Connolly, the author of a new book "Soul Parole: Making Peace with My Mind, GOD and Myself" and actor on Cable TV series including Shameless and Boss on Starz. At 8:30 am, we talk with Monroe Anderson on President Barack Obama and the endorsement by the US Supreme Court of his healthcare program (ObamaCare), and we discuss the political future of Congressman Jesse L. Jackson Jr. www.RadioChicagoland.com
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Posted in Illinois Legislature, Politics, Chicago, National, President, congress, Republican, Muslims, Islam, Arab, City Council, book review, Middle East, Cook County on Mar 26th, 2012 Comments
- 8 AM Topics this morning ... Geortge Zimmerman's murder of a 17 year old who was walking through his neighborhood to get home in Sanford, Florida carrying a bag of Skittles candy and taking on his cell phone wearing a "hoody," and we discuss the U.S.S Liberty attack 45 years ago that killed 34 Americans including 33 soldiers.
- 8:30 AM Phil Tourney of the USS Liberty survivors organization discusses the online battle with Cindy McCain, the wife of US Senator John McCain who says she doesn't care about the killing of American soldiers -- when it isn't politically correct. Survivors have been posting comments on her Facebook fan page and she angrily has deleted them saying she "doesn't care" about that issue of her father-in-law's role in covering up the killings of the 34 American soldiers and civilians by the Israeli military on June 8, 1967. Click to read a story on it.
- 9 AM Author Paola Caridi will be in Chicago from March 26th to 29th to speak at the University of Chicago & Northwestern about her new book, Hamas; From Resistance to Government discussing the rise of Hamas and the complex feelings that Palestinians have toward getting behind a government that supports violent resistance. Caridi asserts Hamas is caught between the desire to resist its oppressor and the need to provide support for a refugee people. Caridi conducted years of on-the-ground research and interviews with residents of Gaza and leaders of Hamas. Journalist and historian PAOLA CARIDI has lived in the Middle East and Jerusalem since 2001. She contributed to the founding of the press agency Lettera22 and has worked with several Italian dailies, weeklies and reviews. Hamas: From Resistance To Government, her second book, was published in Italy in 2009 and in Palestine in March 2010. She maintains a blog, Invisiblearabs, on Arab pop culture and politics.
- 9:20 AM We'll review the results of the March 20 Illinois Primary in the GOP Presidential contest between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum with media and political consultant Jeff Davis of Victory Media. We'll also look at the results in other election contests including in the heated battle for the Board of Review between Republicans Sean Morrison and Dan Patlak, and other battles including Rick Munoz versus Dorothy Brown in the Democratic battle for Circuit Court Clerk, and more. The slate backed by extremist Congressman Luis Gutierrez was defeated across the board. What impact will that have on Guttierez' fanaticism? Click here to read a column on the election turnout.
... we also talk about the Etch a Sketch controversy. Click to read story
Other issues: -- Florida law takes the right of homeowners to defend themselves to a new level, allowing people to kill someone who they perceive is attacking them. It's called the "stand your ground law." Last week, a self-proclaimed vigilante in Miami George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, alleging that the boy attacked him. The dead boy was found with Skittles in his hand. Are legislators in Florida really that stupid and doesn't that make Florida one of the most unsafe states in America today where you can be killed because someone else thought you were threatening them, even though you have a gun and the alleged attacker doesn't? And, does this ridiculous "Stand Your Ground" Law also apply to the dead teenager. Zimmerman reportedly was following the teenager and does the teenager have the right to defend himself under that law? Or, does the law only apply to the survivor, not the murder victim? Read a story on this tragedy.
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