About 15 percent of Iraqis have left their homes. Since the upsurge of violence following the bombing of a Shiite holy site in Samarra 14 months ago, the flight has been large and constant. It now reaches a rate of up to 50,000 people per month.
... withstanding the surge of Pentecostal Protestantism in Latin America ...
"The government is doing more slogans than action."
Afghan patience is wearing dangerously thin, officials warn.
"I had the support of the guys in the S&M and leather bars ..." he said. The objections came from other sectors of the gay population ... "It was like Sunnis and Shiites," he said.
"If your focus is on how faith-based organizations are getting earmarks, I’m your guy."
As for whether people will think he has a fetish, he said he can’t help that. "I just have no way of dealing with that," he said with a laugh. "People will think what they’re going to think. I understand that."
"This is the destiny of traitors," the gunmen yelled as they shot their victims.
"The number of threats is not decreasing. They are only transforming and changing the guise. As during the Third Reich era, these new threats show the same contempt for human life and claims to world exclusiveness and diktat."
The danger of not understanding the lessons of history is matched by the danger of using simplistic historical analogies.
"You’ve got these two basic liberal values on a kind of collision course."
"Let other federal agencies, as more than a dozen already do, cover the ‘bugs and bunnies.’ But let our spies be spies," Representative Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, wrote Thursday in a Wall Street Journal op-ed article.
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