Video Dispatch 7: A brave woman stands up to an Imam (& Cheering Bin Laden in London)

May 09, 2011

This is the seventh in a series of “Video dispatches”.

I particularly recommend watching the second video below from Pakistan. There is also an interesting video of Benjamin Netanyahu as a student defending Israel in 1978. (There is also another new dispatch here: Many Palestinians “Bin Laden could have been buried here” (& “Bin Laden’s one mistake”).)


In this first video, members of the British-based radical group, Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), marched through central London two days ago to protest America’s killing of Osama bin Laden.

As they passed the U.S. embassy, a small group of English Defense League (EDL) far-right, nationalists were there to intercept the Muslim group. Police struggled to keep the two sides apart and several arrests were made.

(For more on the death of Bin Laden please see here and here.)



Pakistani actress Veena Malik defends herself in a resolute way that could endanger her life. Others who have spoken out in similar ways have been murdered in Pakistan in recent years.



This clip shows Benjamin Netanyahu, now Israel’s Prime Minister, as a student at MIT in 1978.

Netanyahu, then 28, went by the name of Benjamin Nitay during his time at MIT. His brother, Yonatan was the Israeli commando who led the Entebbe raid in 1976 during which he was killed. Netanyahu chose to use the name Nitay at MIT for security reasons because of his brother’s renoun and the massive wave of Palestinian terror attacks aimed at Israelis all over the world at that time.

One of Netanyahu’s questioners in the clip is Fouad Ajami, the well known political analyst.



Computer expert Ralph Langner speaks on “Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon”.



I meant to post these humorous videos two weeks ago at the time of the Jewish Passover festival, but was too busy with other work, so post them now.

Retelling the Passover story employing the modern tools of social networking…

20 things to do with unused Matza after Passover…

Other dispatches in this video series can be seen here:

* Video dispatch 1: The Lady In Number 6

* Video dispatch 2: Iran: Zuckerberg created Facebook on behalf of the Mossad

* Video dispatch 3: Vladimir Putin sings “Blueberry Hill” (& opera in the mall)

* Video dispatch 4: While some choose boycotts, others choose “Life”

* Video dispatch 5: A Jewish tune with a universal appeal

* Video dispatch 6: Carrying out acts of terror is nothing new for the Assad family

* Video dispatch 7: A brave woman stands up to the Imam (& Supporting Bin Laden in London)

* Video dispatch 8: Syrians burn Iranian and Russian Flags (Not Israeli and U.S. ones)

* Video Dispatch 9: “The one state solution for a better Middle East...”

* Video dispatch 10: British TV discovers the next revolutionary wave of Israeli technology

* Video dispatch 11: “Freedom, Freedom!” How some foreign media are reporting the truth about Syria

* Video dispatch 12: All I want for Christmas is...

* Video dispatch 13: “The amazing Israeli innovations Obama will see this week (& Tchaikovsky Flashwaltz!)

* Video dispatch 14: Jon Stewart under fire in Egypt (& Kid President meets Real President)

* Video dispatch 15: A rare BBC recording from 1945: Survivors in Belsen sing Hatikvah (& “No Place on Earth”)

* Video dispatch 16: Joshua Prager: “In search for the man who broke my neck”

* Video dispatch 17: Pushback against the “dictator Erdogan” - Videos from the “Turkish summer”

* Video dispatch 18: Syrian refugees: “May God bless Israel”

* Video dispatch 19: An uplifting video (& ‘Kenya calls in Israeli special forces to help end mall siege’)

* Video dispatch 20: No Woman, No Drive: First stirrings of Saudi democracy?

* Video dispatch 21: Al-Jazeera: Why can’t Arab armies be more humane like Israel’s?

* Video dispatch 22: Jerusalem. Tel Aviv. Beirut. Happy.

* Video dispatch 23: A nice moment in the afternoon

* Video dispatch 24: How The Simpsons were behind the Arab Spring

* Video dispatch 25: Iranians and Israelis enjoy World Cup love-in (& U.S. Soccer Guide)

* Video dispatch 26: Intensifying conflict as more rockets aimed at Tel Aviv

* Video dispatch 27: Debating the media coverage of the current Hamas-Israel conflict

* Video dispatch 28: CNN asks Hamas: “Do you really believe Jews slaughter Christians?” (& other items)

* Video dispatch 29: “Fighting terror by day, supermodels by night” (& Sign of the times)

* Video dispatch 30: How to play chess when you’re an ISIS prisoner (& Escape from Boko Haram)

* Video dispatch 31: Incitement to kill

* Video Dispatch 32: Bibi to BBC: “Are we living on the same planet?” (& other videos)

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