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By Ghada Karmi, a research fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter (THE GUARDIAN, 02/01/07):

The spectacle of Saddam Hussein's execution, shown in pornographic detail to the whole world, was deeply shocking to those of us who respect propriety and human dignity. The vengeful Shia mob that was allowed to taunt the man's last moments, and the vicious executioners who released the trapdoor while he was saying his prayers, turned this scene of so-called Iraqi justice into a public lynching. One does not have to be any kind of Saddam sympathiser to be horrified that he should have been executed - and, so obscenely, on the dawn of Islam's holy feast of Eid al-Adha, which flagrantly defies religious practice and was an affront to the Islamic world.…  Seguir leyendo »

Por Pedro J. Ramírez, director de El Mundo (EL MUNDO, 31/12/06):

¡Con qué estrépito se derrumban los prestigios oficiales! A ese pequeño sector de nuestros lectores que se han molestado por la designación de la solvente y laboriosa vicepresidenta Fernández de la Vega como Personaje del Año de EL MUNDO me bastaría explicarles con palabras de Ortega sobre Mirabeau que «pocas cosas nos convienen más que informarnos sobre nuestro contrario: es la única manera de complementarnos un poco». Pero no quiero dejar de añadir la satisfacción que produce reconocer y celebrar el mérito ajeno cuando, como es el caso, corresponde a alguien que ideológicamente se encuentra si no en las antípodas, sí al menos «al otro lado del río».…  Seguir leyendo »

By Minette Marrin (THE TIMES, 31/12/06):

‘How do y’all like that jumbo shrimp,” the kindly obese jailer asked the black prisoner sitting in front of a plate heaped with good southern food on death row. It was the boy’s last meal in a famous prison in the southern states of America, and in their humanity — or rather in the ghastly traditions of capital punishment — the authorities had allowed him to choose whatever he wanted to eat.

This last treat, this final whopping serving of ice cream sundae and jumbo shrimp with fries was clearly supposed to console the prisoner for the fact he was about to be fried himself.…  Seguir leyendo »