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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) calls "for a hearing to determine whether the military has legitimate reason to hold" Sami al-Haj, a Sudanese cameraman for Aljazeera, at Gauntanamo. AP, 1 November 2007. "In September 2006 Al Jazeera broadcast videos of 9/11 hijackers Hamza al-Ghamdi and Wail al-Shehri speaking of their plans to destroy the World Trade Center in New York. For Arab audiences it startlingly belied the prevailing theory that the strike was a US-Israeli conspiracy." Mary H. Meier, Boston Globe, 3 November 2007. "On the right, Al-Jazeera offers an interesting look at the harsh realities of globalisation by taking us all the way to Prato, in the heart of Italy's textile industry. But as factories have shut down one after the other due to the rise of manufacturers in China, sweatshops have come up to replace them. And who are staffing all these sweatshops? The Chinese, of course — many of them illegal immigrants." Shanghaiist, 2 November 2007. "'The Truth About Islam From an Ex-Muslim Lady,' YouTube’s most-discussed video ever, shows a woman on a TV-news program delivering a fearsome disquisition in Arabic on Samuel P. Huntington’s clash-of-civilizations idea — the concept that global politics are now determined by potentially apocalyptic cultural collisions. The woman, identified as an Arab-American psychologist, celebrates the 'civilization' of the West and denigrates the 'backwardness' of Islam, according to the English subtitles. ... The segment originally appeared on Al Jazeera, after which it was excerpted, subtitled in English and posted to the Internet by the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri)." New York Times, 4 November 2007. Aljazeera celebrates its 11th anniversary. The Gulf Times, 3 November 2007.