NEWS & VIEWS OF PHILLIPS SINCE 1976
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By Peter Molenaar

At the height of his manhood, our Jesus would lead a nonviolent resistance to the Roman occupation. Then, three centuries later, the early period of Christian martyrdom would come to an end.

1189 – 1192…

In the Third Crusade, evidently as a matter of convenience, Richard the Lionheart would slit the throats of 3,000 Muslims, children included.

1936…

George Dimitrov famously stated: Fascism is the open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary, most chauvinist and most imperialist elements of finance capital.

1963…

The CIA facilitates the systematic murder of Iraqi communists – including hundreds of doctors, teachers, and technicians.

1979…

Saddam Hussein assumes the Iraqi presidency (and is handed a fresh slate for execution) even as we (yes, “we”) arm Osama Bin Laden in his war against a secular “socialist” Afghan government.

[9-11] 2001…

2003…

“Shock and Awe.”

November 14, 2015

The man behind the counter was a familiar brown-complected Muslim who anticipated my request for a newspaper. The headline screamed: “Paris Under Siege!” The awkward moment was resolved through eye contact. “What is wrong with this crazy world?” he implored. “You are not the cause of it and neither am I” was my answer.

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