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September 12, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
Iran's spiritual leader today called the struggle against the United States a "holy war," and said Moslems who die fighting the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf region would go to heaven as martyrs. The statements by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei came a day after Tehran reportedly agreed to give Iraq food and medicine in exchange for oil and cash. Such a deal could puncture the U.N. embargo that aims to force Iraq out of Kuwait. They also came two days after Iran said it plans to renew full diplomatic relations with Iraq, which is seeking to break out of the isolation imposed on it since it invaded Kuwait Aug 2. Speaking on Tehran radio, Khamenei, who took over from the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989, said Iran would not allow the United States a foothold in the region and particularly objected to its presence in Saudi Arabia, where the Moslem world's holiest shrines are located.
SPORTS
December 7, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Villanova professor Paul Rosier, the chair of the university's history department, sent a friendly e-mail this week asking if it was possible to stop referring to the Villanova-St. Joseph's basketball game as the Holy War. Just ahead of Saturday's big game at Hagan Arena, I called Rosier, admittedly with an "aren't there bigger things for us to worry about?" mentality. "I'm sure there are bigger issues," Rosier said Thursday afternoon. "Certainly Villanova is tackling bigger issues.
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January 21, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A defiant Saddam Hussein yesterday called for Arabs worldwide to unite in a holy war against the United States and its allies. And as bombs continued to fall on Hussein's capital of Baghdad, Iraq ordered all foreigners living in the country to register with the government within 72 hours. Life in the streets of the Iraqi capital took on a tinge of panic, with newly armed Baghdad residents firing assault rifles wildly at attacking planes. In a seven-minute address to his nation, Hussein said, "We tell all the Arabs, all the believing strugglers . . . wherever they are, to rise to jihad (holy war)
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March 23, 1992 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
Local clergy are giving an urban spin to the maxim that cleanliness is next to godliness. About a dozen leaders from a broad array of religious faiths joined Mayor Rendell last week to launch a campaign that will use congregations to reclaim city neighborhoods from litter and dirt. The campaign will begin with a three-pronged cleanup on the weekend of April 10. Clerics will ask members of their congregations to clean up the areas around their homes and church. And each congregation will be asked to "adopt" a recreation site, a chronically littered lot or other site for regular maintenance.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
BUFFALO, N.Y. - This is apparently a minority opinion, and so be it. But putting Villanova and Saint Joseph's in adjacent spots in the same NCAA Tournament bracket is a cynical, lousy bit of business committed by the selection committee. A Holy War in March is wholly unnecessary. It plays to story lines and television ratings and misses the point of the thing entirely. Philadelphia does not get everything right, but it does get college basketball right. When it comes to this time of year, we celebrate the wins and lament the losses and that's about as critical as we get. We hope, most of all, that everyone gets something good out of the journey - and, best of all, sports writers get a chance to avoid writing about Chip Kelly and DeSean Jackson for a week or 2. But this bracket intrudes on that mindset.
NEWS
March 1, 2000 | By Larry Eichel
Presidential campaigns have the ability to create their own realities, operating in worlds with little connection to the real one. To a remarkable degree, that's what John McCain and George W. Bush have done in the last month. Ever since the New Hampshire primary, their increasingly nasty struggle for the Republican presidential nomination has focused on issues created by the struggle itself, not by conditions in the society. It's been about strategy rather than substance, about politics rather than issues, with points of personal privilege winning out over proposals of national import.
LIVING
November 5, 2000 | By Fred Mogul, FOR THE INQUIRER
When atheists and believers argue, at least one line is likely to come up: "Look at all the wars started in the name of religion. " Neither debater ever needs to look far, and especially not recently. This fall has seen an area that many people call the Holy Land degenerate into savage bloodletting. Professor Norman Stillman, an eminent historian of Jewish-Arab relations, is no foe of religion. Although, like many, he believes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has veered dangerously from a political fight to a religious one, he does not think the turn was inevitable or irreversible.
NEWS
August 11, 1990 | By Carol Morello, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Arab League voted by a slim majority yesterday to allow any Arab nation to send troops to protect Saudi Arabia from possible Iraqi aggression if the Saudis requested their help. The vote came several hours after President Saddam Hussein of Iraq called with fury for a Muslim holy war to oust the ruling Saudi royal family and the U.S. troops now deployed in Saudi Arabia. The somewhat ambiguous language of the Arab League's resolution passed on the heels of the Iraqi president's fiery statement.
NEWS
January 19, 2012 | By Matt Katz, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Before Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion, before Newt Gingrich got divorced for the second time, before Ron Paul became a surprise hit with social conservatives, there was Rick Santorum. "After I started doing this, when [my children] would read my name in the newspaper, they used to think my first name was 'Ultra,' " said the former Pennsylvania senator at a low-key rally Wednesday in a Spartanburg strip mall's half-filled conference room. "When you stick your head out of the foxhole on the issue of life, on the issue of family - oh, will they come after you. " They certainly have come after "ultraconservative" Santorum.
NEWS
October 6, 1995 | By Heather Dewar, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Vice President Gore yesterday accused congressional conservatives of waging a holy war - "a jihad against the environment" - and rattled off a long list of legislative initiatives that he said the President would veto. It was a theme the Clinton administration has been sounding since late summer. But Gore outlined White House grievances in the most severe, sweeping language to date and forecast a series of ugly battles to come. Gore said the President would veto any legislation that opens up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, no matter what form it takes.
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March 21, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
BUFFALO, N.Y. - This is apparently a minority opinion, and so be it. But putting Villanova and Saint Joseph's in adjacent spots in the same NCAA Tournament bracket is a cynical, lousy bit of business committed by the selection committee. A Holy War in March is wholly unnecessary. It plays to story lines and television ratings and misses the point of the thing entirely. Philadelphia does not get everything right, but it does get college basketball right. When it comes to this time of year, we celebrate the wins and lament the losses and that's about as critical as we get. We hope, most of all, that everyone gets something good out of the journey - and, best of all, sports writers get a chance to avoid writing about Chip Kelly and DeSean Jackson for a week or 2. But this bracket intrudes on that mindset.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
PUTTING VILLANOVA and Saint Joseph's anywhere together can often be a dicey proposition. They don't call their rivalry the "Holy War" for nothing. But the selection committee found a place where the two will have to coexist. They are going to Buffalo and would meet in the third round Saturday, if they get past their first opponents. "I swear, I really think there are so many connections [among teams]," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "I do think it's random. " St. Joe's plays Connecticut.
SPORTS
December 7, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Villanova professor Paul Rosier, the chair of the university's history department, sent a friendly e-mail this week asking if it was possible to stop referring to the Villanova-St. Joseph's basketball game as the Holy War. Just ahead of Saturday's big game at Hagan Arena, I called Rosier, admittedly with an "aren't there bigger things for us to worry about?" mentality. "I'm sure there are bigger issues," Rosier said Thursday afternoon. "Certainly Villanova is tackling bigger issues.
SPORTS
December 12, 2012 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
IT WAS THE EVENING of April 1, 1985. She called her then-boyfriend to see if he wanted to come up the few miles from his campus to her campus to celebrate. He just could not bring himself to do it. They went to what is now called Council Rock North and started going out not long before graduating in 1983. Then, he stayed local for college and she went to Purdue, not far from Chicago, where her family was moving after high school. After 1 year, she decided the distance was too great and made plans to transfer back to the Philly area.
NEWS
November 23, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
CAIRO - The top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood denounced peace efforts with Israel and urged holy war to liberate Palestinian territories on Thursday - one day after the country's president, who hails from the movement, mediated a cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians to end eight days of fierce fighting. "The enemy knows nothing but the language of force," said Mohammed Badie. "Be aware of the game of grand deception with which they depict peace accords," he said in a statement carried on the group's website and emailed to reporters.
NEWS
January 20, 2012 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Before Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion, before Newt Gingrich got divorced for the second time, before Ron Paul became a surprise hit with social conservatives, there was Rick Santorum. "After I started doing this, when [my children] would read my name in the newspaper, they used to think my first name was 'Ultra,' " said the former Pennsylvania senator at a low-key rally Wednesday in a Spartanburg strip mall's half-filled conference room. "When you stick your head out of the foxhole on the issue of life, on the issue of family - oh, will they come after you. " They certainly have come after "ultraconservative" Santorum.
NEWS
July 31, 2011
"Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war. " - "Julius Caesar," Act 3, Scene 1 The dogs of war are snarling. They strain forward, slavering, growling, pawing the air, eager to get at one another, to rend and tear and wet their lips with blood. As strangers in a dog park would, we try to pull them back, to exert control. But you feel your feet sliding beneath you, feel yourself carried, helpless and unwilling, into this fight they mean to have. It strikes you how poor a leash is reason.
NEWS
June 25, 2011 | By Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - As Osama bin Laden watched his terrorist organization get picked apart, he lamented in his final writings that al-Qaeda was suffering from a marketing problem. His group was killing too many Muslims and that was bad for business. The West was winning the public relations fight. All of his old comrades were dead and he barely knew their replacements. Faced with these challenges, bin Laden, who hated the United States and decried capitalism, considered a most American of business strategies.
SPORTS
December 11, 2008 | by Chuck Bausman
Villanova and Saint Joseph's first played each other on Jan. 15, 1921. The Wildcats won, 31-22. From 1921 to '39, the teams met 13 times with Villanova winning 12. The teams didn't meet again until 1955, which started a streak of six consecutive Saint Joseph's victories. The rivalry: Villanova leads series, 41-24 The teams have split the last six games, with five of the games being decided by double-digit margins. Interestingly, the closest game was in 2004, a seven-point Hawks win, the year of Saint Joseph's 27-0 regular season, a team led by Jameer Nelson and Delonte West.
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