Palecek is an Iowa author, former federal prisoner for peace; former Catholic seminarian; former Iowa/MN/Nebr. newspaper reporter; was the Iowa Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. House, 5th District, 2000 election. Palecek lives in Sheldon, Iowa with Ruth, Sam and Emily.
A reformist Arab diplomat who writes under the pseudonym Abu Ahmad Mustafa  continued his criticism of Muslim society in a September 13, 2003 article for the London Arabic-language daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.  In the article he takes issue with Muslim society's view of life as a transitional stage leading to the hereafter. The following are excerpts from the article:
While browsing http://houston.indymedia.org and reading some articles
that appeard to ask some valid questions, the page refreshed and the
comments were gone. The only thing that remained was the original
storuy on one, and comments that opposed what the author proposed.
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