Archive for July, 2008

‘GENOCIDE IN ISLAMIC APARTHEID AFRICA’ Arab racism & power – Arab League “condemns” ICC prosecutor of monstrous Al-Bashir

July 30, 2008
Arab League “condemns” ICC prosecutor
It’s Arab racism ‘standing behind the racist genocide on Africans for being non-Arab = blacks’, but it has also a designed policy as a pretext assurance that Arab leaders won’t get charged on their crimes on non Arabs, such as Mauritania’s slavery of blacks, persecution & crimes on indigenous Egyptian Copts [Christians], Kurds, Jews [inside or outside Israel], Maronites, Amazigh (Berbers), Al-Akhdam and on other minorities.

Sudan dictator Omar al-Bashir ‘committed Darfur genocide’ – Telegraph Sudan’s military dictator was held accountable for Darfur’s bloodshed today when the International Criminal Court began

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/sudan/2403770/Sudan-dictator-Omar-al-Bashir-committed-Darfur-genocide.html

DARFUR – ARAB RACISM & ISLAMIST OPPRESSION … The Islamist government of Sudan and its Janjaweed proxies.. launched fresh offensives

http://www.petertatchell.net/international/darfurprotest.htm

South Sudan and the problem of Arab racism in Black Africa

http://www.petertatchell.net/international/darfurprotest.htm

Blacks offensive to Arab Muslims (Islamic Apartheid-Arab Racism …Jun 23, 2008 … Things Offensive to Muslims : the BLACK race [ISLAMIC APARTHEID – ARAB … The awful truth is that Arabs ravaged Africa for a 1000 years …

http://www.national-anthems.net/forum/article/misc.immigration.usa/249024

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OMAR HASSAN AL-BASHIR – ANOTHER TYPICAL ARAB MUSLIM DICTATOR – MONSTER

July 28, 2008

OMAR HASSAN AL-BASHIR – ANOTHER TYPICAL ARAB MUSLIM DICTATOR – MONSTER

BBC NEWS Africa Profile: Sudan’s President Bashir Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came to power in an Islamist-backed coup in 1989. Since then he has introduced elements of Sharia law which are opposed by …


http://sudanwatch.blogspot.com/2005_11_01_archive.html

Arab racism: ‘We Want to Make a Light Baby’ (washingtonpost.com) The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch said in a June 22 report that it investigated “the use of rape by both Janjaweed and Sudanese soldiers …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16001-2004Jun29.html

Arab women singers complicit in rape, says Amnesty report
[July 2004]
While African women in Darfur were being raped by the Janjaweed militiamen, Arab women stood nearby and sang for joy, according to an Amnesty International …

During an attack on the village of Disa in June last year, Arab women accompanied the attackers and sang songs praising the government and scorning the black villagers.

According to an African chief quoted in the report, the singers said: “The blood of the blacks runs like water, we take their goods and we chase them from our area and our cattle will be in their land. The power of [Sudanese president Omer Hassan] al-Bashir belongs to the Arabs and we will kill you until the end, you blacks, we have killed your God.”

The chief said that the Arab women also racially insulted women from the village: “You are gorillas, you are black, and you are badly dressed.”

The Janjaweed have abducted women for use as sex slaves, in some cases breaking their limbs to prevent them escaping, as well as carrying out rapes in their home villages, the report said.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/jul/20/sudan.ewenmacaskill

The great betrayal: how the world is ignoring the victims of the tracist… The Janjaweed has been immersed in an openly racist Arab supremacist ideology since … are on a par with slaves, and still use the derogatory name “abid”. …

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_200412/ai_n12826640

Islamic Fascism… racist hatred… It is linked to racist hatred of blacks in Sudan, slave trading of black Africans, and racist hatred of other ethnic minorities in the Islamic world.
http://markhumphrys.com/islamic.fascism.html

Darfur refugees debunk (Arabists propagandists’ racist myths against Israel’s democracy like:) “apartheid” comparisons. Sanka, a Sudanese Muslim told reporter……

http://backspin.typepad.com/backspin/2007/07/index.html

Jihad for Abyei oil is disintegration of Sudan Nov 28, 2007 … Bashir’s call for his holy warriors to be ready for a jihad by all
http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article24916

United Nations: Sudan carried out mass-rapes in Darfur [March 20, 2008]

A displaced woman from Darfur, one of an estimated 2.3 million affected by the conflict

The United Nations today accused the Sudanese government of being directly involved in the mass-rape of girls and women in the crisis-hit region of Darfur — a damning indictment of the part played by the country’s Islamist dictatorship in the humanitarian catastrophe.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article3591198.ece

… the term ‘Islamo-Fascism’… Third, given the horrors being perpetrated by some Muslims in the name of Islam — from the genocide currently being practiced by the Islamic Republic of Sudan, to the mass murders of innocents in Iraq, Israel, America, Britain, Bali, Thailand, the Philippines and elsewhere — what term is more accurate than “Islamo-Fascism”? “Islamic totalitarianism”? “Jihadists”? “Bad Muslims”? [Oct. 2007]
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/10/the_left_and_the_term_islamofa.html

[His ‘good Islamic’ friends… other brutal oppressors:] Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, Iran’s supreme leader, met yesterday in Tehran with President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, center, and with Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Islamic Republic of Iran: Nuclear power available for Al-Bashir’s Sudan…

By NAZILA FATHI

Published: April 26, 2006

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/26/world/middleeast/26iran.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Islamofascist femicide, rape, domestic violence, child molesting …In Sudan – where Arab Muslims slaughter black Muslim and Christian Sudanese … Describing how gang rape is rampant in the banlieues, she explained to Time …
http://www.omdurman.org/femicide.html

(Hezbollah for genocide inc.) Hezbollah pledges support for Omar Al Bashir & Sudanese Government [July, 2008]http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews+articleid_2432545&title=Lebanese_Hezbollah_Holds.html

A Genocide Foretold

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

Published: February 28, 2008

The Sudanese government started the first genocide of the 21st century in Darfur, and now it seems to be preparing to start the second here among the thatch-roof huts of southern Sudan.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/opinion/28kristof.html

Democratic Peace: Women In Islamofascist land Feb 4, 2008 … In one of the more barbaric applications of this antediluvian code, a 19 year old Saudi gang rape victim was recently sentenced to 200 …
http://freedomspeace.blogspot.com/2008/02/women-in-islamofascist-land.html

Sudan’s Department of Gang Rape
http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article12702

Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir faces war crimes charges – Telegraph Sudan’s military dictator Omar al-Bashir was accused of.

Sudanese women awaited aid in February in West Darfur State. The conflict has displaced an estimated 2.7 million people.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/15/world/africa/15sudan.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let in some light into war-torn Darfur … Al Bashir launched his own version of terrorism in 1989 when his government promulgated the ‘Popular Defence Forces Law’ which legalised paramilitary training to militias to execute a “jihad against Christian influence in the South”. […]
Under this umbrella fundamentalist Islamic revivalism, the legitimate claims of the peoples of Darfur for an end to their economic backwardness and marginalisation would be subverted through the “jihad”. […]
Al Bashir was urgently accused of committing “genocide” in Darfur. Sudan’s tragedy has been the pathological cruelties of successive leaders (from Jaffar al Nimeiry, Sadiq al Mahdi to Al Bashir), against citizens of their country. Sudanese intellectuals, like Deng and Prof Ibrahim, have seen Arab racism as the curse of Sudan. This terrible virus is claimed to be most virulent in leaders with varying degrees of dark skin and West-African tribal marks—the Janjaweed.
http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=39&newsid=128002

Sudan president al-Bashir charged with genocideJul 14, 2008 … Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gestures to pro-government …. with the good news out of Mosul, al Qaeda’s last urban stronghold in Iraq? …
http://www.washtimes.com/news/2008/jul/14/sudan-president-al-bashir-charged-with-g-32311640/

Omar al-Bashir defiant dance over war crimes charges – SUDANESE President Omar al-Bashir danced, punched the air in delight and shouted “God is great” in his first public appearance yesterday as a war crimes suspect…. Sudan promised to turn Darfur into a graveyard as it reacted to charges laid by an international prosecutor accusing Mr al-Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24025669-663,00.html

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Hezbollah for genocide inc. – Hezbollah pledges support for Omar Al Bashir & Sudanese Government

July 28, 2008

(Hezbollah for genocide inc.) Hezbollah pledges support for Omar Al Bashir & Sudanese Government http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews+articleid_2432545&title=Lebanese_Hezbollah_Holds.html
July, 2008

Lebanese Hezbollah Holds Meeting in Support of Sudanese President – Hezbollah pledges support for Omar Al Bashir and the Sudanese Government
Text of report by Lebanese National News Agency website

[LNNA headline: “Hezbollah organizes consultative meeting in support of Sudan and its President Umar al-Bashir”]

A consultative meeting was held this morning at the invitation of Hezbollah. The meeting, which included nationalist parties, Palestinian factions, local figures and organizations, and the charge d’affaires of the Sudanese Embassy at the head of a delegation, was held in support of Sudan and its President Umar Hasan al-Bashir. The meeting was first addressed by Husayn al- Khalil, the political aide to the secretary general of Hezbollah, who said:

“We in Hezbollah are honoured to meet with you today in defence of a national, pan-Arab, and Islamic cause, which is to stand side by side with our brothers in Sudan – leadership and people. This is because this beloved country is facing an ugly conspiracy to undermine its unity, freedom, and independence.”

He added: “The peoples of our region, which is currently in the midst of a historic battle with world arrogance and its dominant forces, are recording the most splendid epics in Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq, moving the nation from victory to victory and dealing successive blows to the US and Israeli plan. These peoples are now called upon to defend the vanguards of their resistance and liberation movements in the Arab and Islamic worlds. Perhaps, what happened to our kinfolk in Palestine for scores of years and is still happening today and what is currently happening to wounded Iraq, and what is also being planned against brotherly Sudan confirm without the slightest shade of doubt that the process of mutilation and disintegration led by the United States is the core of a hostile plan, which aims controlling the destinies of the nation and its countries, plundering their resources, and enslaving of their peoples.”

He continued: “The deteriorating and weak condition of the official Arab order, which is witnessing daily conflicts between its components and sinking deep in the laps of the US plan, is the one that has made the tools of world crime or what are now called international courts dare to make unprecedented decisions against Arab kings and presidents. If anything, this indicates the humiliation of this ominous official order. The vicious efforts that are being exerted by the United States in the heart of our Arab World aim at changing the real direction of the conflict, split the Arabs into blocs of moderation and extremism and stab at our national crucial issues with Arab hands and portray the Islamic peoples and states such as Iran, which supports us with all its power and capabilities, as a great threat to the Arabs, and exert pressure in order to establish normal and peace alliances with our historic enemy; namely, the Zionist entity; all that constitutes a strong entry of US influence into the heart of our world and society on the political, cultural, and military levels.”

He said: “The unfair and condemned decision which has been made against His Excellency President Umar Hasan al-Bashir and that is aimed at brotherly Sudan – leadership, government, and people, with all their factions, forces, and parties including the Sudanese opposition forces, is aimed at all the noble forces, parties, and liberation movements that oppose the US-Israeli plan. This is in addition to the official regimes. It is also aimed at all the positions of power and opposition in this beloved nation. The painful reality of the official Arab order does not exempt us at all as peoples and liberation movements from assuming our full role in confronting any hostile action against any Arab country and backing its beloved people.

Concluding, he said: “We in Lebanon, the whole of Lebanon, where we went through all experiences in fighting the Zionist occupiers and invaders and where our people made great sacrifices for the liberation of our country and the preservation of our dignity, and who are living these days one of the landmarks of great victory over the Israeli enemy; we who know very well the meaning of aggression, occupation, domination, and foreign interference, are called upon to take a responsible stand by extending the hand of aid to and express our support for our kinfolk and brethren in Sudan – leadership and people – a country, which has often assumed its historic national and Islamic responsibilities.”

Originally published by Lebanese National News Agency website, Beirut, in Arabic 1356 23 Jul 08.

OMAR AL-BASHIR FOUND GUILTY OF GENOCIDE

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In e-mail, Islamic group claims India blasts

July 27, 2008

In e-mail, Islamic group claims India blasts

By R.K. MISRA, Associated Press Writer

July 27, 2008

AHMADABAD, India – An obscure Islamic group claimed responsibility for a series of synchronized explosions that killed at least 45 people in western India, warning of “the terror of Death” in an e-mail sent to several television stations minutes before the blasts.

Another unexploded bomb was found and defused early Sunday, said the city’s police commissioner, O.P. Mathur. He said police had detained 30 people.

“In the name of Allah the Indian Mujahideen strike again! Do whatever you can, within 5 minutes from now, feel the terror of Death!” said an e-mail from the group sent to several Indian television stations minutes before the blasts began.

The e-mail’s subject line said “Await 5 minutes for the revenge of Gujarat,” an apparent reference to 2002 riots in the western state which left 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, dead. The historic city of Ahmadabad was the scene of much of the 2002 violence.

Saturday’s e-mail, sent from a Yahoo account and written in English, was made available to AP by CNN-IBN, one of the TV stations that received the warning.

State government spokesman Jaynarayan Vyas said 45 people were killed and 161 wounded when at least 16 bombs went off Saturday evening in several crowded neighborhoods. The attack came a day after seven smaller blasts killed two people in the southern technology hub of Bangalore.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080727/ap_on_re_as/india_explosions

Arab racism & Islamic Jihad in Sudan – Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let some light

July 27, 2008

Arab racism & Islamic Jihad in Sudan – Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let some light

nationmedia.com ^
AFRICA INSIGHT – Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let in some light into war-torn Darfur
Story by OKELLO OCULI Publication Date: 7/25/2008

The charges brought by the International Criminal Court against Sudan President Hassan al Bashir present a crack for sunlight to shine through the dark clouds of official terrorism perpetrated for over two decades by the Khartoum regime against helpless peasants, writes OKELLO OCULI

“The oil found in Darfur will turn into a curse for the region, bringing about the loss of many lives, hand in hand with large-scale land alienation and devastation,” so wrote Prof Fouad Ibrahim of Bayreuth University, Germany.

Prof Ibrahim’s pessimistic prediction — published in the Winter 2005-Spring 2006 edition of the Global Development Studies — was rooted in several emerging themes in the governing of Sudan.

At the top of these themes is a historically-rooted division of Sudan’s population along racial lines and unequal access to political, administrative, cultural and economic resources with the lighter skinned Arabs in the Omdurman/Khartoum axis in the Nile valley at the top and the “black African peasants” (such as the million Furs, the Berti, Masalit and Zaghawa who number 350,000 each and inhabit Darfur, at the bottom of the social ladder. (Darfur means the land of the Fur).

According to Ibrahim, the “black African peasants” of Darfur have, since Sudan’s conquest by the British in 1919 and rule by successive post-independence governments from 1956, suffered from sustained neglect and deliberate underdevelopment by the rulers.
Inhabiting the savannah belt of the region, their land enjoys higher rainfall which camel-keeping and livestock-rearing Arab ethnic groups in the desert northern Darfur migrated to, thereby evolving traditions of conflict typical elsewhere in Africa between pastoralists and settled farmers.

A significant element of this tradition was the existence of horse-riding warriors who tracked, also on-horse-back-rustlers, and fought them to win back the animals vital to nomadic peoples. These groups would later be adopted by both Sadiq al Mahdi’s regime (1985-1989) and Hassan al Bashir and supplied with modern weapons and constant supplies of ammunition to wage war against Darfur’s ethnic groups, and others elsewhere.

Al Bashir launched his own version of terrorism in 1989 when his government promulgated the ‘Popular Defence Forces Law’ which legalised paramilitary training to militias to execute a “jihad against Christian influence in the South”.

This was a clever way of using religious fundamentalism to reverse a growing consensus among Sudan’s political parties to end the civil war that had raged intermittently since independence in 1956 against Southern Sudan.
It was a strategy which the National Islamic Front, Al Bashir’s allies, would use to snatch political influence from the Umma Party, the National Democratic Party, the Communist Party and political parties in Southern Sudan whose activism had made Sudan’s political culture vibrant and patriotic.

Under this umbrella fundamentalist Islamic revivalism, the legitimate claims of the peoples of Darfur for an end to their economic backwardness and marginalisation would be subverted through the “jihad”.


Prof Ibrahim’s second theme was a growing tradition of violence to drive away populations from areas that were known to contain oil deposits. This vicious measure was first used by the American oil company, Chevron. In 1976 Chevron recruited Arab tribes to drive out the Dinka and Nuer populations out of villages in oil-rich zones. By 2001, a report by a United States Committee for Refugees stated that from February 1992 to December 1993, the government of Sudan had adopted Chevron’s terrorism with the result that “across the oil-rich regions of Sudan, the government is clearing the land of civilians”.

A Swedish oil company, Lundin Oil, and a Canadian oil concern, Talisman Energy, were using “scorched earth” tactics, arming militias and “engineering famine” against peoples “around oil fields”.

In order to “guarantee the safety of the oil company’s operations” and clear the area for a road to oil concessions, these oil companies gladly embraced and used air facilities they had built, for military helicopters to land troops and rain terror on local populations.

Several official investigations noted this sad situation. As Al Bashir’s regime grew increasingly tied to Sudan’s growing oil economy, a Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights of the UN General Assembly said, in a report issued on September 7, 2001, that Al Bashir’s militias “do not only target rebel camps or armed individuals, but also civilians, in a very intensive manner. Usually food crops are destroyed, men are killed and women and children are abducted”.

When, in self-defence, the terrorised tribes of Darfur raised liberation fighters, they met a Sudanese regime under Al Bashir that, since assuming power in 1989, was accustomed to using maximum violence against settled populations to satisfy its leaders’ hunger for petrol dollars.
Meanwhile a cynical paradox had also grown over the years. American, Canadian and European Union governments were silent on the active and genocidal role played by their oil companies against defenceless populations in Sudan whose only crime was that their ancestors had owned land that held vast oil deposits under their feet.

The West started blaming Al Bashir when it became increasingly clear to it that SPLM /SPLA leader John Garang, in alliance with leaders of opposition political parties in Northern Sudan, had mobilised the grievances and anger of tortured and victimised populations into a new growing revolutionary Sudanese nationalism that had began to take arms against the sadistic impunity of the small elite that coalesced around Al Bashir’s military machine.

But, opting to land safely into the friendship of the leaders of the new revolution, the West began to support the groups fighting to end the terrorism against Darfurians and elsewhere. The vigorous entry by India and China into Sudan’s oil belt also made them develop convulsive fits of panic. An empty rhetorical South-South solidarity among China, India and Sudan was tolerable and even entertaining. But giving China and India access to oil concessions was clearly diabolical. Al Bashir was urgently accused of committing “genocide” in Darfur.

Sudan’s tragedy has been the pathological cruelties of successive leaders (from Jaffar al Nimeiry, Sadiq al Mahdi to Al Bashir), against citizens of their country. Sudanese intellectuals, like Deng and Prof Ibrahim, have seen Arab racism as the curse of Sudan. This terrible virus is claimed to be most virulent in leaders with varying degrees of dark skin and West-African tribal marks—the Janjaweed.

Commentators on genocide in Rwanda have noted that Hutus with Tutsi mothers were often the most brutal in killing Tutsis. They were apparently anxious to prove the authenticity of their Hutu ethnic nationalism. This situation remains a critical challenge to those working on building national unity in Sudan.
The vast crowds that turned up to welcome John Garang as a hero into Khartoum (after the signing of the peace according ending the civil war in Southern Sudan in 2005), suggests, however, that the quest for justice, freedom and dignity was a more powerful force than shades of skin colour in Sudan.
The positive value of the charge brought by the International Court of Justice in The Hague against Al Bashir is that it has opened a crack for sunlight to shine through the dark clouds of Al Bashir’s official terrorism against Sudan’s helpless peasants for over two decades.
Even if the light does not owe itself to a newly found love for Sudan’s tortured millions by American, Canadian, German, French, British, Indian, Chinese, Russian oil companies and their home governments, it still opens a desperately needed window of hope for a return to the culture of vibrant democratic pluralism that once made Sudan a beacon of hope for oppressed peoples all across Africa.
It is the fall of Al Bashir’s terrorism at the grassroots; authoritarianism against politicised urban populations and cynical manipulation of Islam to kill freedom, justice, economic and human development in Darfur, Southern Sudan, the Red Sea areas and lands along the Egyptian border that will end the disaster in Sudan.
If locking up El Bashir and his cohorts will open the political skies over Sudan, it would be welcome by the silent and oppressed majority of her peoples. The African Union should hear their heartbeats and sighs for sunlight.
Abuja-based Okello Oculi is a commentator on African issues
Africa Insight is an initiative of the Nation Media Group’s Africa Media Network Project

http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=39&newsid=128002

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Textbook Terrorism: Islamofascism

July 27, 2008

Textbook Terrorism:

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY

Posted 7/24/2008

Islamofascism: A new study confirms our “ally” Saudi Arabia is still poisoning young Muslim minds with anti-Western textbooks. So? Its hate-filled graduates are enrolling at our colleges.

…despite promised reforms, the kingdom still teaches students to “hate the infidels.” The texts assert that it’s “permissible” for a Muslim to kill an “apostate,” an “adulterer,” a “homosexual,” as well as non-Muslims practicing “polytheism,” or Christianity. The violent ideology is introduced in a religion textbook in the first grade and reinforced and developed in following years of the public education system, culminating in the 12th grade…including to 19 academies founded by the Saudi ministry and chaired by local Saudi ambassadors in or near major foreign cities. Quotes from the latest textbooks Riyadh is propagating include:

• “The Jews and Christians are enemies of the believers.”

• “Only through force and victory over the enemies is there security and repose.

• ”The apes are Jews, the people of the Sabbath; while the swine are Christians, the infidels of the communion of Jesus.” The Saudi ministry has not removed these messages from its school texts…

(Excerpt) Read more at http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=301792048827503

Arab Racism – Rooted in Islamic Heritage

July 23, 2008

Arab Racism – Rooted in Islamic Heritage

A paler shade of black

Arabs like to imagine that their countries are comparatively free from racism. But it exists, nonetheless

[March, 2008]

The word ‘abd – Arabic for “slave” – was often used in our household when I was a child. In fact, it was so common that I had no awareness of its negative connotations until well into my teenage years. My father’s family, a proud northern Sudanese clan, used it to refer to anyone who had darker skin than themselves – from southern Sudanese house servants to migrants from Darfur– clear intent to demean.. addressing a particularly dark-skinned or thick-lipped child.

was a kind of racism that no one challenged, addressed,..through a child’s eyes.. on a scale of colour, lighter was good, darker was bad. The word ‘abd, although strictly meaning “slave” or “servant”, became synonymous with negritude. my Islamic heritage reinforced this with quotes from Muhammad such as “You should listen to and obey your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian [ie black] slave whose head looks like a raisin” (Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 89, Number 256).

When we moved to E. Africa.. ‘abd was seamlessly transferred to the locals whom we interacted only in their capacity as domestic staff , grounds-keepers at international schools. While I myself was “black” of North African descent, my family believed its Arab roots were somehow genetically dominant, giving us smaller features and a marginally lighter skin tone – deeming ourselves to be an entirely a different race from “pure” Africans.

Our next move was to Saudi Arabia, where the Arab ethnicity with which I identified so strongly was suddenly cast into doubt: now it was my turn to be the “slave”. My belief that I was an Arab, racially superior to non-Arab Africans, became laughable in the heartland of Arabia – a place where “Arabness” was not only determined by skin colour but by whether you could uninterruptedly trace your lineage back to the founding father of your clan. In fact, ancestry is so important in Saudi Arabia that courts have the power to annul a marriage if gaps are later discovered in a person’s lineage oppening up the possiblity.. blood line pollution.

Read more at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/mar/05/apalershadeofblack

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July 22, 2008

McCain: Will end dependence on foreign [Arab] oil – (our $700 billion a year to Muslims that hate us)

necn ^ July 21, 2008

 McCain: Will end dependence on foreign oil (NECN: South Portland, Maine) – Senator John McCain attended a picnic at the Maine Military Museum in South Portland, Maine on Monday. “Everybody here knows what has happened to a gallon of gas, our lowest income Americans are hurting the most, some of them can’t even get to work,” said the Republican presidential candidate. “We are sending $700 billion a year to countries that don’t like us very much and some of that money ends up in the hands of terrorist organizations. I will end this dependence on foreign oil,” said McCain. http://www.necn.com/category/32/13787

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TRAIN-NING DAY JIHADISTS

July 22, 2008


TRAIN-ING DAY FOR JIHADISTS
MUSLIM SUBWAY ADS HAVE TERROR TIE-IN
By JEREMY OLSHAN
READ THE RAILS: Pro-Islamic ads would steer riders to Web links.

Last updated: 6:37 am
July 21, 2008
Posted: 4:42 am
July 21, 2008

Allah board!

An Islamic group plans to blitz 1,000 subway cars with advertisements this September in a campaign being promoted by a Brooklyn imam whom federal officials have linked to a plot to blow up city landmarks.

The group says its mission is to explain the true nature of Islam to non-Muslims who believe the religion is bent on acts of violence – but Siraj Wahhaj, the inflammatory imam who appears in a promotional YouTube video for the project, has defended convicted bomb-plotters and called the FBI and CIA the “real terrorists.”

US Attorney Mary Jo White even named Wahhaj one of 170 unindicted co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the thwarted plan to blow up a slew of buildings.

“In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing, and the only thing that will remain will be Islam,” Wahhaj said in one of his sermons.

The stark, black-and-white ads of the Subway Project promote Islam with the goals of clearing up long-held misconceptions about the faith and reaching out to those interested in becoming Muslim, according to the Islamic Circle of North America, the group behind the campaign.

Timed to run during the month of Ramadan, the ads come in pairs, reading “Q: Prophet Muhammad?” or “Q: Islam?” and the corresponding answer is always “A: You deserve to know.”

Those interested in knowing more are directed to call (877) WHY-ISLAM or to visit whyislam.org, which provide literature that teaches and proselytizes about the faith.

The group insists it is not looking to transform subway cars into the “G-had train.”

“Anyone who looks at this ad objectively can see that it is not preaching anything,” Azeem Khan, the group’s assistant secretary general, told The Post. “There is a lot of Islamaphobia out there. We provide people with a chance to speak with an actual Muslim who is informed.”

Wahhaj, imam of Al-Taqwa mosque, is a former member of the Nation of Islam and was the first Muslim to give an invocation at the House of Representatives.

Formal charges were never filed against him by White, although he did serve as a character witness for the defense in the trial of Omar Abdel-Rahman, “the blind sheik” who is now serving a life sentence for his role in plotting the 1993 WTC bombings.

In the promotional video for the Subway Project, Wahhaj is the first to speak.

“Every day in this city, some 4.9 million people ride the subways – that is a lot of people,” he says. “Imagine them seeing the word Islam. Imagine them seeing the word Muhammad.”

The MTA confirmed that the group has signed a contract for the ad campaign but would not comment further.

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Three British Muslims admit plot to bomb Heathrow and Commons with …Jul 15, 2008 … Three British Muslims admit bid to bomb Heathrow and Commons with … kill thousands of passengers by detonating liquid bombs

July 22, 2008

Three British Muslims admit plot to bomb Heathrow and Commons with …Jul 15, 2008 … Three British Muslims admit bid to bomb Heathrow and Commons with … kill thousands of passengers by detonating liquid bombs

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1034864/Three-British-Muslims-admit-plot-bomb-Heathrow-Commons-liquid-explosives.html