Sunday, September 23, 2007


Anonymous said...

Dear Roba Assi: You removed my post below on your blog entry.

how come those who pretend to be freedom of expression fighters are the ones to censor at the drop of a pen. i posted something and you deleted it. you want to criticize but you don't want to be subject to criticism. what hypocrites.


"This year’s [annual Ibn Khaldoun essay contest ] theme addresses the relationship between free-market economic policies and freedom in the Islamic societies. "

That's an easy essay to write, because it's no more than a sentence.

For free-market economic policies in the US to thrive, freedoms in the Arab world must be subverted. Freedoms mean scenarios like Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, all produce nationalist regimes and movements that are too independent for the US and its security and economic objectives. For America's interests to be preserved, Arabs despots are needed to do America's dirty work to the determent of their own people, and in return they get American protection and approval. remember the congressional bill declaring the last Jordanian fraudulent elections "free and fair elections." Do you think the US wants to see elections in places like Saudi Arabia that will produce a regime that will make sure no American military base will exist on Saudi soil. In return for the despots' services to uncle sam, he closes an eye on the massive corruption and destruction of national wealth and the destruction of progress and freedoms. Fact is the more an Arab country falls under American hegemony, the more repressive and corrupt. the more it moves away, the less repressive and corrupt. and PLEEEEEZZZEE do not regurgitate US propaganda about axis of evil

But I am surprised you will share with us a contest of an organization run by zionists such as William Sumner, card-carrying neo-con and a registered republican, the party of arab genocide.

Some Jordanian bloggers are so persistent about shoving the US as judges and juries of our progress down our throat when the rivers of blood never stopped s and the support for despots never ceased. Why?

Ifrane Group said...

Atlas Economic Research Foundation Announces

The 2007 Ibn Khaldoun Essay Contest
Theme: “Economics and Freedom in Islamic Societies”

The Atlas Economic Research Foundation announces the second annual essay contest about freedom in the Islamic Societies. This year’s theme addresses the relationship between free-market economic policies and freedom in the Islamic societies.

The contest is named after Ibn-Khaldoun to honor the scholarly work of this prominent Islamic historian, economist, and sociologist of the 14th century. His writings continue to inspire free-market scholars to this day, promoting the necessity of responsible government to promote economic prosperity and civilized nations.

The Atlas Economic Research Foundation was founded in 1981 by the late Sir Antony Fisher. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia (USA), it is a non-profit organization that advances freedom around the world by helping develop and strengthen a network of market-oriented think tanks.

About the Contest:
The 2007 Ibn-Khaldoun invites young people to write essays that reflect their views about the relationship between economics and freedom within the Islamic context. Students are invited to write about historical or modern-day economic policy or policies in enhancing or diminishing freedom and prosperity in their country or region. They may propose policy recommendations, emphasizing the principles of property rights, free trade, globalization, etc. within the context of Islamic economic thinking.

We encourage you to be critical and support your arguments with evidence or analysis. Your conclusions should lead to practical policy prescriptions.

• 1st Prize Winner: $2,000
• 2nd Prize Winner: $1,000
• 3rd Prize Winner: $ 500
• Two Honorable Mentions: $ 250 (each)

The winning essays will be posted on our website and on Azad - Atlas’s newsletter about freedom in the Middle East.
Winners will be given priority to attend our regional leadership workshops in different parts of the Middle East, potentially in Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, and Morocco.

Submission Guidelines:
Entries should be no fewer than 800 words and no more than 1,400 words, typewritten, double-spaced, and footnoted. Submissions may be written in either English or Arabic.

Who may join:
The contest is open to university graduates, or students: undergraduate and graduate levels, who are or below 30 years of age. Each contestant is required also to send a brief curriculum vitae, summarizing his or her academic and, if it applies, work history.
All qualified individuals will be considered for the contest, regardless of race, sex, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or religious affiliation.

All submissions must be received on or before November 15th, 2007.

Judging Process:
Entries will be judged by a select group on the following criteria: clarity and conciseness, coherence and logic, persuasiveness, and ability to offer practical recommendations or solutions.

Send Submission to: