Posts Tagged ‘civil war’

The bloody: Hezbollah / Iran / Syria-Alawite / Hamas axis

July 3, 2011

Syria Crisis Offers U.S. Opportunity to Break Axis with Iran …
http://www.cnsnews.com › News – 24 Jun 2011 – Satloff was referring to the longstanding alliance between Shi’ite Iran and Alawite-ruled, Sunni-majority Syria, the Hezbollah and Hamas …

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/syria-crisis-offers-us-opportunity-break

More of: Alawites-Hezbollah-Iran-Syria bloodshed in Lebanon

At least 6 people are killed in sectarian clashes in Lebanon – Panorama.am
14:37 18/06/2011
Gunmen from Sunni Bab al-Tabbaneh district and Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, Tripoli, Lebanon have clashed on Friday, “Radio Liberty” reports.
According to the source, at least 6 people are recorded to be killed in the aftermath of severe clashes.
Residents from the two districts have clashed intermittently in recent years, but Friday’s incident came amid heightened tension over the widening popular uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. Jabal Mohsen is the stronghold of the pro-Syria Arab Democratic Party, led by Ali Eid.

http://www.panorama.am/en/society/2011/06/18/libanan/

Sectarian Clashes Erupt in North Lebanon – Al-Arabiya

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/06/18/153829.html

Child killed in renewed clashes in north Lebanon – Ya Libnan

http://www.yalibnan.com/2011/06/17/child-killed-in-renewed-clashes-in-north-lebanon/

Kabbara says Assad’s “thugs” targeted Tripoli’s Bab al-Tabbaneh
NOW LEBANON – Jun 22, 2011
Future Bloc MP Mohammad Kabbara said on Wednesday that Friday’s Tripoli clashes are directly linked to current Syrian events. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s “Shabeeha” (thugs) attacked the rally held in Bab al-Tabbaneh in support of anti-regime …

http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=284546

Seven people charged in northern Lebanon clashes Ya Libnan

http://www.yalibnan.com/2011/06/21/seven-people-charged-in-northern-lebanon-clashes/

Hezbollah weapons used in north Lebanon clashes, report Ya Libnan
June 20, 2011
March 14 MP Hadi Hobeich said on Monday that weapons backed by Hezbollah were used in the clashes that broke out on Friday in the city of Tripoli in northern Lebanon
“The data points toward Hezbollah-backed arms that were distributed in Tripoli,” the MP told the Voice of Lebanon
In a reference to Hezbollah, Hobeich said that “there is a party that is armed and that is distributing weapons to everyone.”
“We only benefit by having security across the country,” he added, voicing hope that the newly formed Lebanese cabinet will work on “disarming all Lebanese, including Hezbollah.”
He said that only the Lebanese government should have the authority to use weapons.
Armed clashes erupted in Tripoli on Friday following a rally in support of Syrian protesters. The military official of the Hezbollah and Syrian backed Arab Democratic Party, Ali Fares was killed and 6 others including one army soldier and a seven year old child. At least 59 others were reportedly injured and some are in serious condition .
Many analysts questioned why the Alawite party should have a military official.
Jabal Mohsen ( home of the Arab Democratic Party) and Bab al-Tabbaneh areas have been in recent years the scene of intense clashes between Sunni supporters of Lebanon’s former PM Saad Hariri and Alawites who are loyal to the Hezbollah-led coalition backed by Iran and Syria.

http://www.yalibnan.com/2011/06/20/hezbollah-weapons-used-in-north-lebanon-clashes-report/

Why Hezbollah Had a Really Bad Week David Schenker July 1, 2011 | 12:00 am Why America Should Be Hoping Bashar Assad Gets Overthrown Meet the Women of Hezbollah Back in 2006, the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah was riding high. Having fought the Israeli army to a standstill, the organization’s leader Hassan Nasrallah declared "divine victory." The war was a public relations coup for the militia, which emerged from the campaign as the most favorable personification of Shiism in the largely Sunni Muslim world. So impressive was the alleged victory that the campaign sparked a widely reported trend of conversion to Shiite Islam in the region. But if 2006 was a divine victory, this week’s Special Tribunal on Lebanon (STL) indictments of four Hezbollah officials and affiliates in connection to the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri, may prove a divine defeat.

While the first reports of a Hezbollah role in the assassination of Hariri surfaced some two years ago, the formal announcement of the indictments will likely serve as an exclamation point to a longer process of depreciation in the group’s reputation that started in 2008, when the organization invaded and occupied Beirut, turning the weapons of "the resistance" on the Lebanese people. That depreciation continued through 2009, when the organization’s chief financier was arrested in a Bernie Madoff-like Ponzi scheme. More recently, in an ironic twist, Hezbollah—which at one time was known as the "Party of the Oppressed"—has emerged as the strongest regional backer of Syria’s murderous Assad regime. Straining credulity, Nasrallah himself has now given two speeches vouching for Assad’s pro-reform bona fides.

Now, for an organization that has long described itself as "the Resistance" to Israel, the revelation that it also specializes in killing Sunni Muslims will, at a minimum, be problematic. Although Nasrallah has spent the better part of the past two years trying to discredit the tribunal, few in the largely Sunni Muslim Middle East will question the court’s accusation that the militia played a central role in the murder of Hariri, the leader of Lebanon’s Sunni community. Indeed, the Arab Spring has contributed to a spike in Sunni-Shiite tensions. Pro-democracy demonstrations in Bahrain, for example, were largely seen by Gulf Arabs as an attempt by the Shiite theocracy in Iran to subvert the Sunni monarchy. In Syria, meanwhile, the rallying cry of the largely Sunni Muslim opposition to the Alawite Assad regime has been "No to Iran, No to Hezbollah!" Given these sentiments—and despite the residual respect for the accomplishments of the organization—the indictment will likely be seen through a largely sectarian prism.

Moreover, the accusations are bound to foment discontent within Nasrallah’s organization, and potentially result in some diminished support for the militia in Lebanon. While they will not come as a shock to anyone, of course, they will reopen old wounds, enraging Lebanon’s Sunni Muslims and, perhaps, disillusioning a few of Hezbollah’s Christian allies. At the same time, some Shiites—Hezbollahis and the organization’s constituents—will likely view the indictments as a liability and may seek to provoke another conflict with Israel, a la 2006, to distract attention from the tribunal. But regardless of Nasrallah’s bravado, Shiites in south Lebanon do not crave another costly war with Israel or a return to civil war at home.

To be sure, notwithstanding the indictment of four of its lieutenants, Hezbollah will remain firmly in control of Lebanon, both politically and militarily. But the organization’s stature in the wider Muslim world will be irrevocably diminished and the change in status of this once seemingly holy Shiite organization will likewise further undermine the position of Iran and Syria in the region. It could also undermine Hezbollah in the eyes of Europe, where the militia has long benefitted from the Continent’s inexplicably tolerant view of the group’s "political" wing. Indeed, given the European Union’s expressed disgust with the ongoing atrocities perpetrated by the Assad regime and its growing frustration with the clerical regime in Tehran, the EU might be inclined to shift its views and finally lump Hezbollah in with these irredeemable regimes.

Until then, despite United Nations Resolutions calling for Lebanon to render the indicted individuals, it is all but certain Hezbollah won’t cooperate with the Special Tribunal. But while the trigger men themselves may slip the noose and be tried by the STL in absentia, the Shiite militia and its sponsors that ordered the Hariri hit will pay a steep price. Indeed, there may or may not ultimately be a conviction in The Hague, but in the Middle East court of public opinion, the verdict on Hezbollah will be guilty.

David Schenker is Aufzien Fellow and director of the Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
http://www.tnr.com/article/world/91167/lebanon-tribunal-hariri-hezbollah

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ISLAMIC ETHNIC CLEANSING

October 5, 2008

ISLAMIC ETHNIC CLEANSING


In General, asia, Africa, Middle-East

In General

DHIMMI ::petition on Arab Muslims worldwide; conquest, colonialism, slavery, ethnic cleansing


Asia

MAYER DAK — HOMELAND BANGLADESH — Ethnic Cleansing in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Muslims are “Hind-Muslims” -converted from the lower-caste Hindus oppressed by upper-caste Hindus during the previous centuries. They are not “true Muslims” in the eye of the Arabs of the medieval deserts. They are second or third grade Muslims.

Ethnic cleansing of the Kafirs in Pakistan Afghan call for ethnic cleansing(Former Afghanistan’s Ethnic Cleansing)Indonesian Persecution, Condemned (Islamic jihad against Christians in the Malukus Islands of Indonesia & Ethnic Cleansing)MUSLIM APARTHEID

ISLAMIC ETHNIC CLEANSING in India

Muslim Immigrant setllers VS Bodo ethnic indigenous

30 killed as Muslims, tribals clash in India abc au ^ Oct 5, 2008

Indian police battled with rampaging mobs on Sunday (local time), killing four people, in a bid to contain clashes between Muslims and tribal groups in the north-east that have claimed 30 lives, officials said.

Despite a curfew and shoot-on-sight orders, police struggled to quash the violence that erupted on Friday after Muslims allegedly attacked guards from the Bodo tribal group in an area of Assam state bordering Bhutan.

… fighting broke out between them in August, leaving 10 people dead.

More than 10,000 people have lost their lives to insurgency in Assam during the past two decades.
– AFP
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/06/2382573.htm?section=world

India: Violence kills 14, displaces 10000 CNN International
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/10/05/india.violence.deaths/

Clashes in 2 Assam districts initially broke out between Bodo tribals and migrant Muslims, 30 dead, hundreds flee
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/clashes-in-2-assam-districts-30-dead-hundreds-flee/369665/

The fighting began on Friday when a group of young (indigenous) ethnic Bodo men were attacked by Muslim (immigrant) settlers after they finished patrolling their villages

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/world/asia/police-clashes-kill-14-in-india-13993503. html

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Science and Technology to Counter Terrorism: Proceedings of an … Despite an agreement between Bodos and non-Bodo tribes in 1993, …. campaign of ethnic cleansing designed to force Sikh minorities to leave Muslim majority
http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11848&page=15


Africa

Ethnic Cleansing Continues in Sudan’s Oil Fields (CSI)

Islamists rape 100 women in attack , U.N. Sees Ethnic Cleansing (March-2004)

Arab Led Ethnic Cleansing , Sudan

Shattered Sudan – (National Geographic)

Sudan again accused of genocide in Darfur

Review of The Berbers and the Islamic State: The Marinid Experience in Pre-Protectorate Morocco

Time Line, Algeria (Berbers)

More about the Berbers


E. Europe

More Than 30,000 Macedonians Expelled

Ethnic cleansing attempted in Kosovo

Orthodox Diocese of Raska and Prizren ETHNIC CLEANSING OF REMAINING SERBS CONTINUE Kosovo Kristallnacht 17-18 March – tensions continue – 35 Orthodox churches destroyed – dozens of killed …


Middle East

On Kurds

Iraq and Kurdistan – Alliance Internationale pour la Justice, ETHNIC CLEANSINGhalabja, iraq, north iraq, kurdistan, kurdland, kurd,Bloody Friday

Kurds say grave proves ethnic killing

Kurds in Iraq — Ethnic cleansing

Kurds Seek Reversal Of “Ethnic Cleansing”

Islamic Republic of Iran’s persecution of the Kurds
IRAN’S WAR ON THE KURDS http://www.nypost.com/seven/09122007/postopinion/opedcolumnists/irans_war_on_the_kurds.htm

The Plight of Iran’s Kurds [written 2004]http://www.mideasti.org/summary/plight-irans-kurds

Arab Muslims worldwide; conquest, colonialism, slavery, ethnic cleansing
http://www.dhimmi.com/durban.htm

Kurds Allege Ethnic Cleansing in Syria 27 Mar 2008 … Suppression of ethnic identity of Kurds in Syria include: various bans on the use of the Kurdish language; refusal to register children with …
http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2008/3/syriakurdistan135.htm

Kurdistan National Assembly of Syria, Syrian Kurds, Kurds allege ethnic cleansing in Syria…
http://www.kurdnas.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=619&Itemid=71


On Assyrians

Democracy in Iraq or Ethnic Cleansing of the Assyrians?
http://www.aina.org/guesteds/20051225130652.htm


On Yazidis

World Iraq bombings ‘act of ethnic cleansing’… commander called the assault an “act of ethnic cleansing.” The victims of Tuesday night’s co-ordinated attack by four suicide bombers were Yazidis, …

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/246810

At least 250 Iraqis killed in war’s deadliest attack
USATODAY.com “This is an act of ethnic cleansing, if you will, almost genocide, when you consider the fact…these Yazidis are really out in a very remote part of …
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2007-08-14-iraq-bombings_N.htm



On Mandaeans

Iraq’s Mandaeans ‘face extinction’
By Angus Crawford
BBC News, Damascus

Islamic militants forced Selwan to jump into a bonfire
The Sabian Mandaeans – one of the oldest religious groups in the world – are facing extinction, according to its leaders.
They claim that Islamic extremists in Iraq are trying to wipe them out through forced conversions, rape and murder
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6412453.stm


On Christian minorities in the M.E.
Mideast: Christian-free zone?


On Jews

The Mufti – Post World War II

Arab on Jews Ethnic Cleansing

Democracy in the Middle East (Arab Ethnic Cleansing On Different Ethnic Groups)

Arabs Provoking International Community To Perform Ethnic Cleansing Against Jews

Overcoming-Ethnic-Cleansing

Judenrein Palestine?

Israel Has Always Faced Arab Genocide

Technorati –
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Ramadan Violence Palestine – 11 killed in hamas civil war

September 22, 2008

Ramadan Violence Palestine – 11 killed in hamas civil war

11 Palestinians Killed in a Clash between Hamas and the Dughmush
Clan Memri Latest Blogs – Eleven Palestinians were killed in Gaza
yesterday during clashes between the Dughmush clan, many of whose
members belong to the Jaish Al-Islam Salafist organization, and the
Hamas police…

http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/9916.htm