Archive for February, 2008

Bush has called the (Arab racism) situation in Darfur genocide

February 20, 2008

Bush has called the (Arab racism) situation in Darfur genocide
dailymail ^ | 02,19,08

At genocide site, Bush urges world action to stop bloodshed in Africa Daily Mail – Charleston, WV (February 19, 2008) Bush has called the situation in Darfur genocide… At least 200000 have been killed in the five-year campaign by militias supported by Sudan’s Arab-dominated government against black African communities …

Read more at http://www.dailymail.com/APHeadline/200802190547

Exposting the ‘Islamic State Apartheid’

February 18, 2008

Exposting the ‘Islamic State Apartheid’
http://www.islamicstateapartheid.com

Welcome to IslamicStateApartheid.com
This organization has recently been founded by a group of York University students from different races and backgrounds who are disgusted by the oppression and apartheid taking place all over Islamic States.
Our goal is to expose Islamic State Apartheid and to begin the liberation of the oppressed!
The American Heritage Dictionary defines apartheid as:
A policy or practice of separating or segregating groups
Islamic State Apartheid can be divided into four categories:
1: Gender
apartheid
2: Sexual Apartheid
3: Religious Apartheid
4: Political
Apartheid
In Islamic states, women are separated from the same class as men- can’t even leave their own homes without male relatives.
In Islamic states, gays are separated from society if discovered….and most likely killed. In Islamic states, other religions are segregated and cannot attain the same rights that the state grants to the Islamic religion. In Sudan, the genocide against the Christian population is being condoned by the government of this Islamic state.
In Islamic States, people who speak out against the state are separated and segregated from the rest of society and imprisoned.
All of the above is APARTHEID! If you do not agree then you are denying the oppression of millions of these people.
BUT WHAT CAN I DO YOU ASK…
1) Read this website and make yourself more knowledgeable about the apartheid practices taking place in Islamic states!
2) Sign up for our mailing list to find out about our events in your city or schools!
3) Buy cool merchandise from our store! All proceeds go to executing campaigns!
4) Donate money to our cause! We need $ to keep up the fight!
5) Check out our resources, links, and sponsors!
6) TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

http://www.islamicstateapartheid.com/

6th day of Muslims “youths” violence in Denmark at ‘CARTOONS JIHAD’

February 18, 2008

6th day of Muslims “youths” violence in Denmark at ‘CARTOONS JIHAD’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Groups of youths torched schools and cars in a sixth consecutive night of violence across Denmark, mostly in immigrant neighborhoods, police said Saturday. Forty-three people were arrested.

The spate of vandalism started last weekend and some believe it intensified with the reproduction of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in Danish newspapers Wednesday.

The unrest spread across Denmark, with youths torching dozens of cars and buildings and lobbing rocks at police and firefighters in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Ringsted, Slagelse and other cities, officials said.

Danish youths riot for sixth night Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/danish-youths-riot-for-sixth-night/2008/02/17/1203190629670.html

Denmark’s prime minister lashes out at wave of youth violence
http://www.pr-inside.com/denmark-s-prime-minister-lashes-out-r442358.htm

‘I don’t hate Muslims. I hate Islam,’ says Holland’s rising political star

February 18, 2008

‘I don’t hate Muslims. I hate Islam,’ says Holland’s rising political star

Geert Wilders, the popular MP whose film on Islam has fuelled the debate on race in Holland, wants an end to mosque building and Muslim immigration. Ian Traynor met him in The Hague

 

Dutch politician Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders, the right-wing Dutch politician. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/Reuters

A TV addict with bleached hair who adores Maggie Thatcher and prefers kebabs to hamburgers, Geert Wilders has got nothing against Muslims. He just hates Islam. Or so he says. ‘Islam is not a religion, it’s an ideology,’ says Wilders, a lanky Roman Catholic right-winger, ‘the ideology of a retarded culture.’

The Dutch politician, who sees himself as heir to a recent string of assassinated or hounded mavericks who have turned Holland upside down, has been doing a crash course in Koranic study. Likening the Islamic sacred text to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, he wants the ‘fascist Koran’ outlawed in Holland, the constitution rewritten to make that possible, all immigration from Muslim countries halted, Muslim immigrants paid to leave and all Muslim ‘criminals’ stripped of Dutch citizenship and deported ‘back where they came from’. But he has nothing against Muslims. ‘I have a problem with Islamic tradition, culture, ideology. Not with Muslim people.’

Wilders has been immersing himself in the suras and verse of seventh-century Arabia. The outcome of his scholarship, a short film, has Holland in a panic. He is just putting the finishing touches to the 10-minute film, he says, and talking to four TV channels about screening it.

‘It’s like a walk through the Koran,’ he explains in a sterile conference room in the Dutch parliament in The Hague, security chaps hovering outside. ‘My intention is to show the real face of Islam. I see it as a threat. I’m trying to use images to show that what’s written in the Koran is giving incentives to people all over the world. On a daily basis Moroccan youths are beating up homosexuals on the streets of Amsterdam.’

Wilders is lucid and shrewd and the provactive soundbites trip easily off his tongue. He was recently voted Holland’s most effective politician. If 18 months ago he sat alone in the second chamber or lower house in The Hague, his People’s Party now has nine of 150 seats and is running at about 15 per cent in the polls. His Islam-bashing seems to be paying off. And not only in Holland. All across Europe, the new breed of right-wing populists are trying to revive their political fortunes by appealing to anti-Muslim prejudice.

A few months ago the Swiss People’s Party of the pugnacious billionaire Christoph Blocher won a general election while simultaneously running a campaign to change the Swiss constitution to ban the building of minarets on mosques. Last month in Antwerp, far-right leaders from 15 European cities and from political parties in Belgium, Germany and Austria got together to launch a charter ‘against the Islamisation of western European cities’, reiterating the call for a mosque-building moratorium.

‘We already have more than 6,000 mosques in Europe, which are not only a place to worship but also a symbol of radicalisation, some financed by extreme groups in Saudi Arabia or Iran,’ argued Filip Dewinter, leader of Belgium’s Flemish separatist party, the Vlaams Belang, who organised the Antwerp get-together. ‘Its minarets are six floors high, higher than the floodlights of the Feyenoord soccer stadium,’ he said of a new mosque being built in Rotterdam. ‘These kinds of symbols have to stop.’

Where a few years ago the far right in Europe concentrated its fire on immigration, these days Islam is fast becoming the most popular target. It is a campaign that is having mixed results. In Switzerland, the Blocher party has been highly successful. In Holland, Wilders is thriving by constantly poking sticks in the eyes of the politically correct Dutch establishment. But when Susanne Winter ran for a seat on the local council in the Austrian city of Graz last month by branding the Prophet Muhammad a child molester, she lost her far-right Freedom Party votes.

For the mainstream centre-right in Europe, foreigner-bashing is also backfiring. Roland Koch, the German Christian Democrat once tipped as a future Chancellor, wrecked his chances a fortnight ago by forfeiting a 12-point lead in a state election after a campaign that denounced Muslim ritual slaughter practices and called for the deportation of young immigrant criminals.

Wilders echoes some of the arguments against multiculturalism that have convulsed Germany in recent years. Like many on the traditional German right, he wants the European Judaeo-Christian tradition to be formally recognised as the dominating culture, or Leitkultur. ‘There is no equality between our culture and the retarded Islamic culture. Look at their views on homosexuality or women,’ he says.

But if Wilders shares positions and aims with others on the far right in Europe, he is also a very specific Dutch phenomenon, viewing himself as a libertarian provocateur like the late Pim Fortuyn or Theo van Gogh, railing against ‘Islamisation’ as a threat to what used to be the easy-going Dutch model of tolerance.

‘My allies are not Le Pen or Haider,’ he emphasises. ‘We’ll never join up with the fascists and Mussolinis of Italy. I’m very afraid of being linked with the wrong rightist fascist groups.’ Dutch iconoclasm, Scandinavian insistence on free expression, the right to provoke are what drive him, he says.

He shrugs off anxieties that his film will trigger a fresh bout of violence of the kind that left Van Gogh stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street and his estranged colleague Ayaan Hirsi Ali in hiding, or the murderous furore over the Danish cartoons in 2005.

The Dutch government is planning emergency evacuation of its nationals and diplomats from the Middle East should the Wilders film be shown. It is alarmed about the impact on Dutch business. ‘Our Prime Minister is a big coward. The government is weak,’ says Wilders. ‘They hate my guts and I don’t like them either.’

And if people are murdered as a result of his film? ‘They say that if there’s bloodshed it would be the responsibility of this strange politician. It’s almost a self-fulfilling prophecy. They’re creating an atmosphere. I’m not responsible for using democratic means and acting within the law. I don’t want Dutch people or Dutch interests to be hurt.’

But he does want to create a stir. ‘Islam is something we can’t afford any more in the Netherlands. I want the fascist Koran banned. We need to stop the Islamisation of the Netherlands. That means no more mosques, no more Islamic schools, no more imams… Not all Muslims are terrorists, but almost all terrorists are Muslims.’

Free speech or hate speech? ‘I don’t create hate. I want to be honest. I don’t hate people. I don’t hate Muslims. I hate their book and their ideology.’

For more than three years, Wilders has been paying for his ‘honesty’ by living under permanent police guard as the internet bristles with threats on his life. He has lived in army barracks, in prisons, under guard at home. ‘There’s no freedom, no privacy. If I said I was not afraid, I would be lying.’

There is little doubt that if Wilders’s film exists – and it’s shrouded in secrecy – and is broadcast, it will be construed as blasphemy in large parts of the world and may spark a new bloody crisis in relations between the West and the Muslim world.

He does not seem to care. ‘People ask why don’t you moderate your voice and not make this movie. If I do that and not say what I think, then the extremists who threaten me would win.’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/17/netherlands.islam

Newly Formed Terrorist Group Busted In Pakistan – Had Plans To Target Charity Groups

February 17, 2008

Newly Formed Terrorist Group Busted In Pakistan – Had Plans To Target Charity Groups
Ten members of the newly formed Tehreek Islami Lashkar-e-Mohammadi were arrested Friday with weapons, explosives, chemicals and poison, Jihadi literature, and hit lists of high-profile people, politicians, international and national NGOs and police officials. The organization is anti-Semitic.The group apparently wanted to target charity groups for what they say are links to the Free Masons and other groups. Read more »

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2008/02/15/newly-formed-terrorist-group-busted-in-pakistan-had-plans-to-target-charity-groups

Islamofascism’s FOOTY – JIHAD in Australia

February 15, 2008

Islamofascism’s FOOTY – JIHAD in Australia

 Jihadists told ‘killing women is permissable’
Special Broadcasting Service, Australia – Feb 12, 2008
It is alleged the group was preparing to use explosives or weapons in pursuit of violent jihad, with the intention of coercing a government or intimidating …
http://news.sbs.com.au/worldnewsaustralia/jihadists_told_39killing_women_is_permissable39_540326

Football crowds targets in terror plot, court told
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia – Feb 13, 2008
A HOME-GROWN Muslim terror group bent on violent jihad aimed to bomb football grounds and train stations to inflict maximum loss of life, …
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23209931-661,00.html

Terror accused told to kill 1,000, Australian court told

Feb. 13, 2008

MELBOURNE (AFP) — A Muslim “terrorist organisation” was urged by their leader to target football matches or a train station in Australia in a bid to kill 1,000 people, a court heard Wednesday.

A group of 12 men pleaded not guilty to a string of terrorism-related charges amid tight security in the Victorian Supreme Court.

Their alleged leader, cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika, 47, had suggested during taped telephone calls that a bombing where the maximum loss of life could be inflicted, such as at a football ground, could be suitable, the court heard.

Benbrika taught the group that it was “permissible to kill women, children and the aged” in the cause of violent jihad or holy war, said prosecutor Richard Maidment.

Maidment said the case was about “a home-grown terrorist organisation” and that Benbrika had urged the group to do “something big” to pressure the Australian government to take its troops out of Iraq.

“If you kill here a thousand, the government is going to think, because if you get large numbers here, the government will listen,” Maidment said Benbrika told fellow-accused Abdullah Merhi in a conversation intercepted by police.

In another conversation with an undercover police officer who infiltrated the group, Benbrika asked if he could be shown how to make explosives using ammonium nitrate, the prosecutor said.

He had asked how much was required to destroy a house and then wanted to know “how much to destroy a larger building.”

The prosecutor also said that material, including literature on how to make bombs, and video tapes with messages from Osama Bin Laden, was seized from the group by police.

The jury would later hear that in another secretly recorded conversation, another of the accused, Ezzit Raad, remarks about the 2005 London bombings: “Terrible, should have been more.”

“The crown case is encapsulated in the words of the accused themselves,” Maidment said.

“When you listen (to the tapes) it will become clear to you that each of the accused was committed to violent jihad.”

The men were arrested in a series of swoops in Sydney and Melbourne in November 2005, days after the government passed tough new anti-terrorism legislation, and remain in custody.

A group of nine men arrested at that time appeared in court in Sydney in May last year and pleaded not guilty to conspiring to launch a terrorist attack in Australia. Their trial is yet to begin.
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hRzIXHiPMUG6GG-_W6tzEHhDu7Qw

Iran’s Arch-Terror Master Killed in Syria

February 14, 2008

Iran’s Arch-Terror Master Killed in Syria NewsMax.com

http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/Iran_terrorist_Mugniyeh/2008/02/13/72415.html

Hezbollah to hold mass funeral for slain commander http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2008/02/13/africa/OUKWD-UK-LEBANON-HEZBOLLAH.php

Slain Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh had long history of attacks – International Herald Tribune http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/13/africa/ME-GEN-Lebanon-Mughniyeh-Profile.php

Hezbollah: Top US Target Killed Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/13/AR2008021300494.html?hpid=topnews

Terror suspect’s mysterious death mirrored life
Newsday –
BY MOHAMAD BAZZI.  February 14, 2008 Imad Mughniyeh lived much of his life in the shadows, changing his appearance through plastic surgery and traveling on forged passports.
http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/ny-womili145575974feb14,0,6227164.story

The hit / Not merely revenge http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/954049.html

Bomb kills top Hezbollah commanderSwissinfo -Moughniyah is thought to have been commander of Islamic Jihad, a shadowy pro-Iranian group which emerged in Lebanon in the early 1980s…

A LIST OF ATTACKS

Moughniyah was implicated in the 1983 bombings of the U.S. embassy and U.S. Marine and French peacekeeping barracks in Beirut, which killed over 350 people, as well as the kidnapping of Westerners in Lebanon in the 1980s.
Israel accuses Moughniyah of planning the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and of involvement in a 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in the Argentine capital that killed 28.
The United States indicted him for his role in planning and participating in the June 14, 1985, hijacking of a U.S. TWA airliner and the killing of an American passenger.
“The world is a better place without this man in it. He was a cold-blooded killer, a mass-murderer and a terrorist responsible for countless innocent lives lost,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.
“One way or another he was brought to justice,” he said.
Iran blamed Israel for his assassination. Syria described it as a “terrorist attack”.
Several Palestinian and Lebanese allies of Hezbollah called on the group to avenge Moughniyah’s death. Hezbollah has only said its conflict with Israel was “a very long one”.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the group that has a strong political and military force in Lebanon, will address the crowd at the funeral via a video link.
On Wednesday, Moughniyah’s coffin, draped in a Hezbollah flag and flanked by four men in military uniform, was laid in a hall where his family and the group’s leaders received condolences.
Moughniyah is thought to have been commander of Islamic Jihad, a shadowy pro-Iranian group which emerged in Lebanon in the early 1980s and was believed to be linked to Hezbollah.
Islamic Jihad kidnapped several Western hostages, including Americans, in Beirut in the mid 1980s. The group killed some of its captives and exchanged others for U.S. weapons to Iran in what was later known as the Iran-Contra scandal. Among those killed was the CIA’s station chief.
Moughniyah’s brother was killed in a car bomb in Beirut in 1994. Reports at the time suggested Imad had been the target. Moughniyah had spent much of the 1990s in Iran.http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/international/Bomb_kills_top_Hezbollah_commander.html?siteSect=143&sid=8737038&cKey=1202934488000&ty=ti

Death of a terrorist
… guidance to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives inside Gaza and the West Bank.” Mugniyeh operated against the US and Israel from Lebanon, …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1202742151496&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Mastermind’s death a ‘major, major blow’ to Hezbollah National Post, Canada A short, chubby Islamic revolutionary, Mugniyeh began his career guarding Yasser Arafat during the Lebanon civil war and then went to work for the Iranians, …
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=306565

Hezbollah Militant Accused of Plotting Attacks Killed NPR
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18956279

The murderous world of Imad Mugniyeh
The death of Hezbollah’s miitary commander (2nd from left) brings to a close his long campaign of violence against the West, from Lebanon (US Embassy, Marine barracks) to Argentina (Israelie mbassy, AMIA center). …
http://digg.com/world_news/The_murderous_world_of_Imad_Mugniyeh

Good Riddance: Imad Mugniyeh – by Max Boot 
Great news from Syria. Imad Mughniyeh, one of the world’s worst terrorists, has been killed by a car bomb in Damascus. He is all but forgotten now, but Mughniyeh, a leader of Hezbollah, was the original Osama bin Laden—a terrorist …
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/boot/2459

Another Deadly Terrorist Sent To Meet Allah
http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/5063

Technorati –

Arabs racism and hypocrisy

February 13, 2008

Arabs racism and hypocrisy

This is a letter from an Arab-American guy to an Arab newspaper, very interesting because it raised a very good issues about racism (Arabs vs Arabs and Arabs vs African-Americans), since I don’t live in the US so I don’t have any idea about the background of the problem but I could see that his argument can fit even here in Europe.

Greetings and I hope you are well and in good favor…………….Having lived in the U.S. for the past 24 years………
It remains a solid fact that as Arabs we became very comfortable with our hypocrisy in believing that we practice high measures of a higher moral code while in reality our social ways and practices are the very antithesis of the moral standards we advocate. I dearly wish that you could write about Arab racism, specifically Arab against Arab racism that is based on color of the skin, and Arab racism against non Arab minorities of the U.S. This phenomenon though rarely spoken about is one of the biggest social maladies that we commonly and overtly practice as Arabs both in the Arab world and in the Diaspora. Here in the U.S. for example one often finds Muslim Arab Americans advocate the principles of Islam, and call on people to adopt this great faith, however, any Muslim of dark color could tell you that the common practice of “separate but equal” is the socially accepted norm among white Arab Muslims when black Arab Muslims or black none Arab Muslims are considered.
Yet in most Arab American circles an observer would note our excessive criticism of American society as one in which anti Arab racism prevails. Our criticism of American society as a racist one became particularly evident ever since 9/11, and while it remains a solid fact that Arab Americans became feared, hated, accused, harassed, interrogated, and feared in American society post 9/11, it also remain a solid ironic fact that the multitude of Arab Americans still practice covert and overt acts of racism against African Americans in particular despite our bitter brush with racism after 9/11.
It is well known to the African American communities that Arab Americans have the same superiority complex which European Americans had in the past. We Arab Americans choose at free-will not only to disassociate from the African American communities, but also contribute to some great extent to the destruction of these communities. Note for example that the majority of the liquor-store small businesses in the economically depressed African American neighborhoods are owned by Arab Americans. It is worthy of mentioning that most of the Arab American owners of these liquor stores view these communities with a loathing eye of contempt and choose to reside away from these African American neighborhoods on whose destruction they contribute!
It must be noted for the sake of fairness however that it is the Muslim Arab Americans who adopt and practice racism. It is rather ironic that post 9/11 we as Muslim Arab Americans became more concerned with the various elements of bigotry that is directed towards our communities with out ever having the courage to face-up the racism that comes out of our own communities in particular one that is directed towards African Americans. Having lived in the U.S. for a long while now, I can say with accuracy that I have witnessed American society take very positive legal and social measures to do away with racial discrimination. But I have also witnessed that among the very first things Arabs acquire when they come to America is racism.
M. K

Berkeley, CA

http://www.roadstoiraq.com/2005/01/19/arabs-racism-and-hypocrisy/

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Curfew in East Timor following assasination attempt (E. Timor and war on Islamic terror)

February 12, 2008

Curfew in East Timor following assasination attempt (E. Timor and war on Islamic terror)

February 11th, 2008 by Nancy Reyes

Nobel prize winner and president of East Timor has been airlifted to an Australian hospital following an assasination attempt connected with an attempted coup.
In the meanwhile, his country is under a curfew.

The accused assassin is an ex General, Alfredo Reinado, who was killed in the attempted assassination, along with one rebel and one of the president’s bodyguards. An hour later, the country’s Prime minister’s motorcade was attacked.

The unrest by disaffected militants has been growing in the last year or two.

Australia will send more troops and police to help that country to stay peaceful.

East Timor was originally taken over by Indonesia in 1976 and suffered many massacres because of an insurgency fighting for independence. However, once the UN decided to let them vote, over 100 000 were killed in massacres by suspected Indonesian incited nationalists.

There is an active connection of (majority Christian) East Timor to the war on terror.

One, the Bali bombing that killed hundreds, including almost a hundred Australians, was in retaliation for the UN sponsored Australian troops who were sent in to stop the massacres.

Two: one early suicide bombing of the UN in Baghdad was not about the US, but against the UN diplomat who also had been active in obtaining independence for East Timor.

The continuing unrest and the now attempted coup should remind people that after wars, there tends to be disagreements that those used to violence will quickly resort to violence again.

http://www.bloggernews.net/113724

Professors laud East Timor leader – Christians’ fear under Muslims

February 12, 2008

Professors laud East Timor leader

(Feb. 12 2008)

…Teague said that before the vote for independence, Muslims were in charge of the military and Christian citizens were afraid to vote because of it.

There are currently a sizable number of Muslim radicals supporting former officials. Retish, who has visited East Timor “four or five times,”

http://www.dailyiowan.com/home/news/2008/02/12/Metro/Professors.Laud.East.Timor.Leader-3203030.shtml