Posts Tagged ‘middle east’

Islamic apartheid – Turkey

May 18, 2011

Islamic Turkish genocide and racist apartheid against Armenians

The Armenian genocide – Richard Diran Kloian – United Armenian Commemorative Committee, Armenian Assembly, Central California Region, 1981 – 304 pages – Page 285
The first genocide of the century was planned and perpetrated in the most atrocious way, because, we believe, the Young Turks were convinced that the Turkish race is the only one entitled to live on the land it occupies…
http://books.google.com/books?&id=5ik_AQAAIAAJ&dq=racist
 
Portraits of human behavior and performance: the human factor in action – Page 80 – Senyo B-S. K. Adjibolosoo – University Press of America, 2001 – 449 pages
Second, many social conflicts of the twentieth century have racial and ethnic undertones. For example, the Turkish government has yet to accept responsibility for the genocide committed against the Armenia people in 1915.
http://books.google.com/books?id=BkRqGTjrigYC&pg=PA80

Turkey Attacks Israel

Does The Ottoman Empire Want to Lead the Caliphate?

by Phyllis Chesler

NewsRealBlog

May 31, 2010

[…]

As a matter of historical fact, the Turks have a long and bloody history of cruelty and genocide. They colonized the entire Middle East, forced conversions or murdered those who resisted. Islamic gender and religious apartheid flourished.

http://www.phyllis-chesler.com/784/turkey-attacks-israel

 

Turkish Islamic Apartheid against Greeks

End the illegal Turkish occupation

The 3Rs:
1 Remove all Turkish troops from Cyprus
2 Repatriate all colonists
3 Return all refugees to their homes without preconditions, restrictions or discrimination

In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus, illegally dividing the country and committing war crimes and mass human rights abuses. Hundreds of thousands of Greek Cypriots were ethnically cleansed by the Turkish army.

Turkey continues to violate international law and United Nations resolutions that demand the withdrawal of the Turkish army and the right to return for Greek Cypriot refugees.

We are protesting because Turkey still maintains its illegal apartheid regime that racially discrimates against Greek Cypriots by preventing them from returning to their homes and lands.

The Greek Cypriots are the legal owners of 82 percent of land in the occupied north and we want to return. We will never give up our properties to those who seek to profit from their theft and illegal purchase.

Is it right that Turkey, which aspires to join the European Union still maintains military occupation of one third of the Republic of Cyprus, a country which is a full member of the EU?

The human rights of the Cypriots must be restored, so that we may live in a truly reunited Cyprus with the full rights enjoyed by all other EU citizens.

While Turkey continues violating the human rights of EU citizens and destroying the European culture of occupied Cyprus, it is unacceptable that it is allowed to proceed with EU accession negotiations.

We call on your support to put pressure on EU governments to help end the illegal occupation of Cyprus and to end Turkish apartheid in Cyprus.

The 3Rs:
1 Removal of all Turkish troops from Cyprus
2 Repatriation of all colonists
3 Return of all refugees to their homes without preconditions, restrictions or discrimination


http://www.hellenesonline.com/go/2009/11/end-the-illegal-turkish-occupation/

The Cyprus Problem
Cyprus maintained that Turkey’s policy was aimed at dividing Cyprus along racial lines. Subsequently, 200,000 Greek-Cypriot swere displaced. […]
In addition, in August and September 2001, the international community had a meeting for the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, declared its universal recognition of “the right of refugees to return voluntarily to their homes and properties in dignity and safety, and urge[d] all States to facilitate such return.”
http://www.aunitedcyprus.com

Official report of debates: Part 4 – Page 743
 Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly – 1990 – Preview
A viable and just Cyprus settlement cannot be based on a situation of apartheid, under which Cypriots are forcibly segregated on the grounds that Muslims and Christians, people of Turkish origin and people of Greek origin, cannot live together. Such segregation not only contradicts fundamentally Turkey’s own policy of integration with the European Community, but also constitutes a recipe for suspicion, resentment and conflict.
http://books.google.com/books?id=-zVt4bluYSgC&pg=PA743

The Middle East, abstracts and index: Part 4
 Library Information and Research Service – Northumberland Press, 2005 – Page 623
The plan would allow settlement of Greeks in the Turkish zone, but creates an apartheid system of careful quotas of Greek resettlement to maintain a Turkish Muslim majority in the north and links the desire of Greek Cypriots to Btum to their home with Turkey accession into EU: up to 18% of the population could be Greek under the plan..
… Therefore it is no surprise either that the leaders in the Uthmani Khilafah like Sultan Abdul Hameed valued Islam,
http://books.google.com/books?&id=aLptAAAAMAAJ&dq=btum

Turkish human rights violations in Turkey and Cyprus (2007)

Ismail Cem, Turkey’s Foreign Minister recently complained that the European Union had offered Turkey only a “third class ticket” on the train of accession to the European Union. Others would say that Turkey was extremely fortunate to have even been considered for membership given its appalling tradition of human rights abuses.

For the past two hundred years, Turkey has achieved what is undoubtedly one of the worst human rights records in the world. The Turks have ethnically cleansed or otherwise mistreated ethnic minorities within Turkey and the peoples of neighbouring countries.

These include the Armenians, Bulgarians, Cypriots, Greeks, Kurds, Romanians and the Serbs. Turkey has the unenviable record of having conducted the first genocide of the 20th century when from 1915 to 1918 one and a half million indigenous Armenians were annihilated.

Lately, the Turks have turned their attention to those of their own people who have the courage to speak out against human rights abuses in Turkey.

Killings, disappearances and torture of lawyers, journalists, trade unionists, intellectuals and others remain well documented and are frighteningly commonplace in modern day Turkey.

Amnesty international recently reported that Turkey is the 5th worst country in the world for torture in jails, whilst the US State Department reports that the human rights situation in Turkey continues to deteriorate despite the promises of the Turkish government. In its annual report to Congress on human rights the Clinton administration stated that Turkish security forces committed “serious human rights abuses” during 1997.

Today, Turkey wages a dirty war against the Kurds who are fighting for recognition of their identity, and the right to express their language and culture. Almost 30,000 Kurds, government forces and civilians have been sacrificed. Three million Kurds are now refugees, and 3,000 Kurdish villages have been razed to the ground by Turkish troops.

This policy of human rights violations and ethnic cleansing is just as evident in the occupied north of Cyprus.

Turkey invaded the Republic of Cyprus in 1974 under the most spurious circumstances, causing death, rape, torture and forced displacement of persons, acts which are well documented by the European Court of Human Rights.

Turkey has created an illegal apartheid regime in the occupied area forcibly separating the Greek Cypriots from the Turkish Cypriots, violating a fundamental tenet of the European Union – the principle of free movement.

The few remaining Greek Cypriots enclaved in the occupied north are subject to continuous attack, harassment and intimidation, relying on United Nations protection and hand-outs in order to survive. They are also denied the right to secondary education, in violation of international law and the UN Charter on Human Rights.

No one can treat the hapless Mr Cem or Turkey itself with any credibility for so long as Turkey persists with her atrocious tradition of human rights violations. Sadly history teaches us that Turkey’s policy on human rights has not and is unlikely to change.

Lobby for Cyprus urges the European Union leaders not to pursue a policy of appeasement with Turkey.

Human rights violations in Turkey 1994 1995 1996 1997
(Jan-Nov)
Assassinations 292 89 78 103
Civilians killed by military 458 230 119 133
Disappearances 328 220 194 62
Deaths in custody 298 122 190 97
Killed in clashes 5,000 3,894 2,859 2,323
Torture cases 1,000 1,412 348 343
Number arrested 14,473 14,473 20,434 24,999
Number imprisoned 1,209 2,101 2,071 1,197
Journalists arrested ? 461 421 284
Bombed villages 191 184 109 119
Villages burnt down/evacuated 1,500 243 63 15

Human rights violations by Turkey following its invasion of the Republic of Cyprus In 1974
200,000 Greek Cypriots were forcibly removed from their homes
6,000 civilians and non combatants were murdered or tortured to death
1,000 women and girls were raped
1,619 missing persons are still unaccounted for by Turkey. The Red Cross documented that many were sent as prisoners of war to Turkey
100,000 colonists were transplanted to the occupied area to alter the demographic composition of the island
more than 40,000 Turkish Cypriots have fled the occupied area unable to coexist with the colonists
over 800 churches have been looted, destroyed or turned into stables
Turkey continues to ignore more than 90 United Nations and Security Council resolutions calling for the respect of human rights in Cyprus and the restoration of the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus.
http://replay.web.archive.org/20081223103724/
http://www.lobbyforcyprus.org/statements/fact_files/humanrights_in_turkey/Cyprus_45.htm

New Statesman – The ‘desecration’ of Cyprus
Posted by Brian Coleman – 22 October 2007 11:34

Brian Coleman on Northern Cyprus, the treatment of Orthodox churches and why the government promotes Turkish membership of the EU

The deaths of a couple of dozen Turkish troops in operations against the Kurds and the vote by the Turkish Parliament to in effect invade Northern Iraq to pursue operations against the Kurdish people has focused world attention on a conflict which the modern state of Turkey has pursued for many decades.

Last weekend I was in Cyprus (and yes my expenses were paid by my hosts) to attend events to continue to protest about the Turkish occupation of North Cyprus in particular the beautiful town of Morphu, twinned with my home Borough of Barnet.

Whereas over the last few years the legitimate Republic of Cyprus has made huge economic strides.

On the back of EU membership it operates as a mainstream European Country. The occupied north meanwhile continues to exist in a form of Asiatic poverty with an army of occupation of about 40,000 troops.

Most of the native Cypriots (both Greek and Turkish) have long since given up and abandoned the place to settlers flown in from Anatolia.

The desecration of Orthodox churches and the wholesale stripping and sale abroad of religious icons and archaeological treasures has to be seen to be believed and the ethnic cleansing carried out in the north of this magnificent island is as bad as anything experienced in the former Yugoslavia.

Yet as the new female Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis told me in rather a forceful manner – she has a touch of the Margaret Thatcher about her – there are thousands of Britons buying property illegally confiscated from Cypriots many of whom are my constituents in North London. In fact 95% of sales in the occupied area are to Brits.

Quite why anyone would buy property they have no legal entitlement to and which, when the eventual reunion of Cyprus comes, they may well lose with no compensation at all is beyond me. However the British Government sits back and does little to prevent these sales and the environmental damage to picturesque North Cyprus which the huge building boom is causing.

This last fortnight has also shown that Britain is not alone in playing softball with Turkey; the attitude of President Bush to Congress which was discussing the Armenian genocide was bizarre.

As the Armenian ambassador explained in his excellent piece on the New Statesman website last week, nobody with any common sense denies that the Armenian Genocide of 1915 onwards took place. Yet if the Germans can admit their guilt over the Nazi Holocaust why cannot the Turks do likewise?

The plucky little democratic country of Armenia still has to contend with a blockade by Turkey not to mention the aggression of its neighbour Azerbaijan whose idea of Democracy is to pass the presidency down from father to son.

So why this desire by Britain and the US to butter up Turkey? Gone is the Cold war threat from the Soviet Union and, with the election of President Gul, the Islamists are taking over Turkey anyway. Quite how the Turks imagine they can have any place in the EU whilst maintaining their belligerence on Cyprus, Armenia and towards the Kurds is beyond me.

Exactly why does the British Government continue to promote Turkey’s EU membership? Could it by any chance be to do with Labour’s need of the Muslim vote?
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/brian-coleman/2007/10/cyprus-turkey-turkish

…Regarding the attack against Cyprus Indymedia by …Jan 11, 2011 … The editors of Cyprus Indymedia have been harassed the last years by the state … a racist federal “solution” to the Cyprus problem, … Grassroots student movements that oppose an Apartheid solution to the Cyprus problem …
http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-europe/2011-January/0111-p3.html

Zionism and anti-Zionism on the Web
The Turks repressed the Kurds and the Armenians. Nobody said that Turkey is an apartheid racist colonialist warmonger state.
http://www.zionism.netfirms.com/zionism_on_the_web.htm

Turkish racist Apartheid against Kurds

THE APARTHEID NATION OF TURKEY

The application of Kurdish politicians Aysel Tuğluk and Ahmet Trk to restore their status as members of parliament was dismissed. Both politicians were subjected to a five-year political ban after the ban of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party in 2009. The Presidency of the Turkey Grand National Assembly (TBMM) rejected the applications of Kurdish politicians Ahmet Trk and Aysel Tuğluk related to restoring their status as members of parliament. Following amendments enforced after the referendum on the constitutional reform package in 2010, the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) had applied to parliament for restoring Trk’s and Tuğluk’s status as MPs. Upon the TBMM’s rejection of the application, lawyer ײztrk Trkdoğan brought the issue before the Constitutional Court on behalf of Trk and Tuğluk. On Thursday (17 March), the High Court dismissed the request “by majority vote”.

http://centerarnews.com/the-apartheid-nation-of-turkey-p4240-1.htm

The Kurdish conflict in Turkey: obstacles and chances for peace and democracy – Page 159
 Ferhad Ibrahim, Gülistan Gürbey – Palgrave Macmillan, 2000 – 208 pages
Norman Paech INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE KURDISH STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM Without a doubt, the fight of the Kurdish people for … Fifteen years of fighting, resulting in thousands of casualties, still haven’t made the Turkish government change its politics of discrimination, oppression and military force… This is similar to how the white Apartheid government took action against the members of the African National Congress (ANC) and even had Nelson Mandela brought to trial within the state judiciary system.
http://books.google.com/books?id=qwBdLcnlu_oC&pg=PA159

Turkey’s Kurds: a theoretical analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Öcalan – Page 71
 Ali Kemal Özcan – 2006 – 310 pages – Google eBook – Preview
In explanation of the phenomenon, Beşikçi makes a comparison between South Africa and Turkey: In South Africa, the Apartheid policy essentially tended to say ‘You blacks do not resemble us, you are bad, and you therefore should not join …But Turkey tells Kurds ‘you are us, You should live with us as Turks, and you must resemble us’. This racism is much more destructive than the ‘you do not resemble us, you then should live separately’ type of racism.
http://books.google.com/books?id=BibDH6sBYw0C&pg=PA71

The Kurdish question and international law: an analysis of the legal rights of the Kurdish people – Michael M. Gunter, Mohammed M. A. Ahmed, Ahmed Foundation for Kurdish Studies – 2000 – 111 pages – page 70
The Kurdish Question and International Law
[…]
The international community clearly accepted the apartheid regime in South Africa as “racist” for purposes of of application of the right to self-determination (and humanitarian law where there was armed resistance to that regime) but it is unclear how much less than apartheid would be viewed as sufficiently racist to invoke these rules. As will be seen, I am convinced that Turkey qualifies as a racist regime vis-a-vis the Kurdish people. H. Gros Espiell, op cit. at 11-13: “[N]o one can challenge the fact that . . . the principle of self-determination possesses the character of jus cogens.” Gros Espiell also indicates numerous instances in United Nations human rights…
http://books.google.com/books?&id=ySU5AQAAIAAJ&dq=apartheid

Sharpeville, Cizre and Pristina – CTheory.net
by CT Sites – 1999 – Related articles
Apr 12, 1999… action in the case of South Africa and the apartheid regime was dismantled … “The Kurdish population of Turkey is in exactly the same …
http://www.ctheory.net/articles.aspx?id=211

On the occasion of Peace March solidarity visit to Sheridan Circle
AKIN 01/10/2001 00:00:00
The Statement of Kani Xulam on the 210th Day of the Cell of Atonement
On the occasion of Peace March solidarity visit to Sheridan Circle
[…]
Our presence here predates September 11, 2001. Our vigil to atone for the political crimes of Turkey against the Kurds began on March 5. On that day, seven years ago, Leyla Zana and her parliamentarian colleagues were arrested and imprisoned for speaking up for Kurdish rights. They had engaged in hunger strikes, political sit-ins and demonstrations to end the Turkish version of the Apartheid. But the system did not want to change. Instead, it imprisoned them and has kept them in prison ever since.
http://www.kurdmedia.com/article.aspx?id=2008

The Problem with Playing Defense « Commentary Magazine
Publicly demand reparations from Turkey for the costs of the operation, including the medical bills of the thugs and Jew-haters who have been given such lovely medical care in Israeli hospitals.

3. Demand a UN investigation of why Turkey is funding terrorist organizations that are involved in attacks on Israel.

4. Fund a Kurdish human-rights NGO in Israel — there are lots of Kurdish Jews who I’m sure would be happy to help — that raises awareness of the plight of Kurds in Turkey. (Short answer: they are treated horribly.) This organization must publicize the apartheid conditions of Kurdish life in Turkey and churn out op-eds, studies, videos, and press releases denouncing Turkey’s brutal and racist treatment of its own minorities.

5. Fund a Turkish-language documentary on the Armenian genocide, upload it to YouTube, and promote it heavily in Turkey. If Erdogan wants to call Israel a criminal and a murderer, there’s no reason why Israel shouldn’t return the favor on this most sensitive of issues.
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/the-problem-with-playing-defense/

In its Third Report on Turkey, the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) reported that in the case of Kurds, the freedoms of expression, assembly and association continue to be “severely curtailed, especially in practice” and that Kurds continue to be “subject to prejudice and stereotyping” (15 Feb. 2005, 22; see also Freedom House 2004). Similarly, Country Reports 2004 indicated that “Kurds who publicly or politically asserted their Kurdish identity or use[d] Kurdish in the public domain risked censure, harassment, or prosecution” (28 Feb. 2005, Sec. 5).
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,,QUERYRESPONSE,TUR,,42df619da,0.html

Turkish State’ racism and the Kurdish websites
KurdishMedia.com – By Hadi Elis16/01/2007 00:00:00
Turkish brainwashing (non-) Education System teaches the pupils that “We are the Greatest Nation on Earth”, ” One Turk is worth more then the whole world”, and many other racist lies.
For almost a century Turkish State said there are no Kurds, Kurdish language, and Kurdish-land, Kurdistan; denied anything related to Kurds and Kurdistan.
These lies are falsified everyday over the Internet where anything about Kurds and Kurdistan is well and alive.
Sun Language Theory and Turkish History Thesis claims that the origin of civilization has begun with the Turks…
http://www.kurdmedia.com/article.aspx?id=13894

Turkish press on Cyprus
 Cyprus. Grapheion Dēmosiōn Plērophoriōn, Cyprus. Grapheio Typou kai Plērophoriōn – 1978 – Page 46
However, what does Ecevit have to say about racial attacks, genocides and the national oppression policy adopted against the Kurdish people in Turkey? 
http://books.google.com/books?&id=mBtbAAAAMAAJ&dq=Kurdish

Official journal of the European Communities: Debates of the European Parliament: Issues 433-435
 1993 – Snippet view
Back in 1 99 1 , the short-sighted policies of our governments in the Gulf reopened the Kurdish question. … And for these reasons, the tourist industry is a prime target of the regressive forces of fundamentalism, intellectual obscurantism, isolationism and religious and racial apartheid. Yesterday in Egypt, today in Turkey, and tomorrow…
http://books.google.com/books?&id=WWWJAAAAMAAJ&dq=isolationism

Turkey’s Anti Alevi apartheid

 

11/2/10

 

Alevi Apartheid in Turkey (Academic Research Results)

Today Vatan Daily one of the most popular newspapers of  Turkey published a summary of an academic research about Alevi Apartheid.

Maras Alevi Massacre more than 8000 Alevi civillians killed by sunnis with the help of  sunni state police and army! 



 


 


 


 


Alevi?

Alevism is a religion and there are more than 25 million Alevi citizens living in Turkey. Alevis are tolerated, secularist, peaceful people. Turkey is modern because of Alevi people. The most famous Alevi is Ataturk! Alevis are living in many countries not only in Turkey. Most of the Alevis are Turk but there are also Kurdish, Zaza, Persian, Arabic Alevis.

Alevis are facing with discrimination in Turkey International media and Turkish media is still ignoring Alevis. This research results are shocking. I am not surprised because I am an Alevi and I am facing with these problems too.

Research was made by academician Aykan Erdemir and it took 18 months. Thousands of Alevi people took place in this research. Reserchers talk directly with 258 Alevi and also asked questions to 1672 Alevi online from different cities!  

Turkey is managed by sunnis since 1950, now President, Prime minister, ministers are all sunni. There is not even 1 Alevi minister in the AKP government! But 35 to 40 percent of the population of Turkey is Alevi! Also there are no Alevi Governors, 81 of the 81 cities governors are all sunni too. The police force is nearly all sunni too! That means Alevis are not represented in the state and Alevis don’t have the constitutional rights although the Turkish Constitution is clearly rejecting  racism and apartheid!          

In every part of the social life the doors are closed to the Alevi individuals. This is not declared openly but this rule is shaping the things as a hidden secret rule! Alevis are tolerated till they have success but if they became an academic rector or became a important high rank army officer sunnis are reacting! the researcher is a sunni but he also realize the ugly truth; if An Alevi is successful the sunni system is starting to oppress this person. You don’t have to be an adult it starts in the primary school! If you are one of the best  students in the school sunni teachers can give you some zeros without any reason! You can be the best student in that class but you are Alevi you should have low points because they don’t want successful Alevis. This is happening even in the best schools of Turkey! Also the situation is same in the universities. If you are a state worker or officer or working for a private company you will also have problems because of being Alevi!
    
The sunnis will always give the jobs and positions to sunnis you can be the best engineer but you will be discriminated and a sunni will take your position. But if an Alevi decide for a job he/she will give the position to the one who deserves.

Also rich Alevis are  attacked by the sunni state with every legal and illegal way. The sunni state don’t want rich Alevis sunnis are taking our lands our companies by manipulating the laws and government power! 

According to research Alevi Apartheid is rising and becoming more systematical day by day and this is the most strict and aggressive apartheid in Europe!  The discrimination against Alevis is in every where state works or private works, education, employment, health, religion, during army duty. Alevi citizens are facing with different procedures  because of their secularist peaceful religion and beliefs!

The different procedures against Alevis includes, hate speech, threatening,  discrimination and even sometimes to death or torture!

Mr. Erdemir described this as  ”The doors are all closed for every level of social life   to Alevi people!” Sadly he is right our struggle starts since child hood of course some Alevi babies are not lucky enough to survive during the sunni attacks. Many Alevi babies were massacred during Alevi Massacres by sunni civilians even some Alevi babies were tortured with their parents by sunni police!

The discrimination against Alevis includes apartments, cemeteries, accommodation sites and streets! In Turkey people are hiding their identities not to be targeted by sunnis! But that doesn’t work for Alevis as hiding himself/herself is very hard mostly impossible for an Alevi. Alevis don’t fast, don’t pray namaz or go to mosque on friday, Alevis are very liberal Alevi women don’t wear Turban or Burka or Niqap! Also the roots of Alevis are more clear due to the ottoman persecutions and Alevi Genocides! Alevi people lived as tribes to protect themselves so Alevi citizens are easy to track from their hometown or home villages.

The media is also controlled by sunnis. Alevis are good at science, art, literature, music most of the positive figures of Turkish history are Alevi people like Ataturk, Rumi, Asık Veysel, Yunus Emre. But no way if you are an Alevi you can not be a journalist, columnist and you can not write about Alevism in a newspaper. The media will only told what the sunni state want to be told about Alevis! Alevis are the owners of Turkish music and literature but there is not even 1 Alevi columnist in the Hurriyet Daily. You are an Alevi   the more you make your job better the more sunnis will hate you! Things are different in Turkey!     

The sunni state is building mosques in Alevi villages or Towns! Alevis pray in Cemevi (Alevi Worship House) so building a mosque to Alevi villages is just to make them uncomfortable! The sunni state is sometimes building 2 mosques in the same Alevi village but there are no sunnis living there! Also sunni state is  putting sound systems to play sunni ezan in the Alevi villages which don’t have mosques!  And sunnis made Genocides to Alevis so quess how Alevis are feeling it is like building a nazi center in a Jewish town and playing the nazi songs 5 times a day! 

The sunni state is oppressing Alevi villages by governors or by government officers.  Sunni state is not serving Alevi villages water lines, schools, roads, health facilities are just  other ways to oppress Alevis more. The sunni state is not building the roads or water lines or just building it cheaply and when it needs fixing state never fixes it. The sunni state don’t want Alevis to be happy.

Hace Bektas is a Dai (Alevi Leader) who is very important for Alevis.  He is a philosopher who  used to write the basics of the Declaration of Human Rights  centuries ago which is still a part of our religion. His town is holly for Alevis. The AKP government shoot down the electricity of the water pumps in this town! Hacıbektaş Town can not pay the electricity bill because the municipality is nearly having no money from the government. Every year millions of people are visiting this town and paying to the government  for the tickets to enter the Hacıbektaş Cemevi! Alevis have to pay to enter their house and this money is not even used for Alevis!

More than 20 years there is no crime in Hacıbektaş town although sometimes more than  half million people are sleeping in the streets during the festival.  So the jail is closed since 1995! And sunni state is punishing this town can you believe that!   What kind of a state do that!  Crime is very low in the Alevi community because of the Alevi lifestyle!

Also the researchers asked to Alevis to compare their situation with 5 years ago, most of them told that the apartheid is becoming more and more strict and the situation is really awful for Alevis. (No need to make a research everyone knows that Alevis are oppressed more day by day in Turkey)             

Also Diyanet (the religion ministry) is using billions of dollars just for sunni religion. The budget of Diyanet minister is more than 8 of other ministers! Alevis give tax but take nothing except torture, assassinations, mass murders, insults… 

9 of the every 10 Alevis told that there is religion discrimination against Alevis and religion based discrimination is very common in Turkey
3 of the every 4 Alevi told that he/she was discriminated more than once in a year. 

Alevis are also telling that they are facing with gender discrimination, discrimination for being handicapped, for their sexual preferences,  for their ethnicity, for their age,

4 of the every 5 Alevi told that plural discrimination is very common in Turkey which means discrimination is done by groups and in public. 

9 of the every 10 Alevis told that they witnessed discrimination of other Alevis in the last 1 year.

Alevis also told that they don’t care about the ethnicity or the life style or the religion of their neighbors and don’t feel disturbed from being neighbors with them.  Roman, Christian, Jewish , Handicapped, homosexual neighbors or   neighbors from different ethnicity is okay for Alevis. ( there were several researches which pointed that half of the citizens in  Turkey don’t want to have Christian or Jewish (non-Muslim)  neighbors. ) The sunni and Alevi citizens are different like back and white.

Also according to research the percentage of  Alevis who have friends from other ethnicities or other religions (non-muslim) or  homosexual friends or Roman friends is very above the Turkey’s general percentage.  That is because of Alevism if you just search Alevism you will see that it is impossible for an Alevi to make discrimination against  other people.

Also between 2002 and 2007 anti-Alevist islamo-fascist AKP government built 3555 sunni mosques! But there were only 179 Alevi Cemevis (Churchs) at the time! Now there are 85,000 mosques in Turkey a mosque for every 210 sunni!   European Union and USA is just ignoring this fascism 25 million Alevi is living in a nazi camp!

Erdogan is telling that he is proud of ”Ebu Suud” who ordered and committed  genocide to Alevis during his rallies!

I can confirm all of these and more so Alevis don’t want to live with sunnis…
http://haber.gazetevatan.com/etkin-bir-yere-gelmedikce-alevilere-tahammul-ediliyor/337990/1/Gundem
http://eastanbultimes.blogspot.com/2010/11/alevi-apartheid-in-turkey-academic.html

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[Islamic] Republic of Turkey – the First Fascist State in History

April 27, 2011

Republic of Turkey – the First Fascist State in History
By Times.am at 6 April, 2011, 11:25 am

The Republics of Armenia and Turkey have been in a long-lasting conflict with no resolution in sight. Therefore a proper assessment of the political system and state ideology of Turkey is extremely important for the Armenian state to build a competent foreign policy and properly position itself in the international arena.

The West has traditionally portrayed the Republic of Turkey which emerged on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire as a secular democratic Muslim state. Even though this cliche is being persistently circulated in the Western media and very often uttered by American and European officials, it is far from reality. Unfortunately, Armenia has not yet dared to offer its own assessment of modern Turkish statehood and tacitly put up with the aforementioned international narrative.

In reality, one of the consequences of the Armenian Genocide was the creation of the first fascist state in Europe’s periphery. The Republic of Turkey had all the core characteristics inherent to fascism and Nazism, which later emerged in Italy, Germany and some other European countries. Below the six main characteristics of Turkish fascism are identified:

1. Turkish chauvinism and genocidal policies. Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk) was formerly himself a member of the governing body of Committee of Union and Progress (CUP), the political organization of murderous Young Turks. Once in power, Ataturk and the Kemalists not only continued the Armenian Genocide, but directed their tested policies of extermination of an entire people against Greeks and other ethnic minorities. In Eastern Armenia alone, the Kemalists destroyed 200,000 Armenians (1920-1921), in Smyrna – 100,000 Greeks and Armenians (September 1922), in the Black Sea regions – about 300,000 Pontian Greeks (1919-1923). They also continued the Genocide against the Assyrians, of whom about 500,000 were annihilated by the Turkish forces from 1915 to 1923. Deportations, mass exterminations, political and cultural repressions against the Kurds, the second largest ethnic group in modern Turkey, began immediately after the Armenian Genocide and continue to this day. All Kurdish attempts to protect their basic national and human rights were brutally suppressed in 1925, 1927, and 1937. In 1980s and 1990s, more than a million Kurds were deported to large cities (during these deportations, according to various estimates, two to three thousand Kurdish villages were destroyed).

Turkish chauvinism was legislatively approved in the Constitution of 1937 under the auspicious name of “nationalism” (Milliyetçilik ), openly aiming to assimilate non-Turkic ethnic groups and legally identifying them as Turks. Although later the concept of Turkish “nationalism” was interpreted in different ways, its chauvinistic nature and essence has remained unchanged.

The modern discipline of Holocaust and Genocide Studies identifies the denial of genocide as an extension of genocidal policies. Gregory Stanton, former President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, emphasizes that “Denial is the final stage of genocide. It is a continuing attempt to destroy the victim group psychologically and culturally, to deny its members even the memory of the murders of their relatives. That is what the Turkish government today is doing to Armenians around the world.” Elie Wiesel, the famous Holocaust survivor and political activist, has repeatedly called Turkey’s 90-year-old campaign to cover up the Armenian genocide a double killing, since it strives to kill the memory of the original atrocities. The Armenian government should have assessed Turkish denialism in similar and even graver terms, but to this date it has failed to do so for no apparent reason.

In contemporary democratic Germany it is simply impossible to imagine a street or institution named in honor of any of the leaders of the Third Reich – indeed it is legally prohibited! Meanwhile, in “democratic” Turkey the leaders of CUP, i.e. the criminal organizers and perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide, are openly glorified. For example, a district in Istanbul, a few avenues and streets in different parts of Istanbul, boulevards in Ankara and Edirne, primary schools in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, and a high school in Konya are all named after Talat Pasha, Minister of the Interior and (in 1917-1918) Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire, who personally orchestrated the Armenian Genocide.

“Democratic” Turkey also actively uses the infamous Article 301 of its Criminal Code (“insulting Turkishness”, in 2008 changed to “insulting the Turkish nation”). This law, among other things, makes the recognition of the Armenian Genocide a crime. About 50 trials have already been held based on this article.

2. Totalitarianism. Up to the late 1940s Turkey was a one-party state. However, even today “democratic” Turkey periodically imposes a ban on one political party or another (even those elected to parliament), while its leaders are thrown in jail on trumped-up political charges. The last of a series of such cases occurred in December 2009, when the Turkish Constitutional Court banned the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP), which had 21 MPs. All the property of DTP was confiscated by the state. This even prompted the European Union, which by and large turns a blind eye to the racist repressions against 20 million Kurds in Turkey, to remind Ankara that “the dissolution of political parties is an exceptional measure that should be used with utmost restraint.”

Turkey’s state propaganda, all-inclusive revision and falsification of the Ottoman and modern Turkish history through carefully controlled scholarship, school curricula, and legally enforced taboos, including severe restraints on free access to information and freedom of expression, resulted in effective brainwashing of its own population.

3. Statism (etatism). The Turkish Constitution of 1937 strengthened the regulatory role of the state not only in the economy, but also in ideology.

4. Anti-communism. Ataturk, despite his friendship with the Soviet Union, was a staunch anti-communist. The Communist Party of Turkey has been banned since 1923 and remained illegal throughout its whole history, having been routinely subjected to most brutal state repressions.

5. Leaderism and the cult of personality. In Turkey, the cult of Ataturk is still in full bloom. Statues and monuments of Ataturk are installed in every city, his portraits are hung in all government and administrative institutions, as well as in school classrooms, and his portraits are on banknotes and coins of all denominations. Criticism of his life activities and biography are criminalized and carrying Ataturk as one’s last name is banned.

6. Militarism and aggression. Turkey is one of the most militarized countries on earth, with the eighth-largest army in the world and second only to the United States in NATO. The decisive sway of the Turkish military on domestic politics is well known: one only needs to recall the three coups d’état carried out by the Turkish army in 1960, 1971 and 1980, as well as the harsh ousting of Islamist Prime Minister N. Erbakan from power in 1997 (incidentally, his ruling “Welfare Party” was also banned).

The Republic of Turkey has repeatedly resorted to military force or threat of force against neighboring countries, such as Syria, Cyprus, Iraq, Greece, and Armenia. The Northern part of Cyprus, Syria’s district of Alexandretta, and the western part of Armenia still remain occupied. The Turkish army also regularly invades Northern Iraq.

In 1920, the first Republic of Armenia fell under the blows of Kemalists. Indeed, the direct order that Karabekir-Pasha received from Mustafa Kemal literally specified “to destroy Armenia morally and physically.” Immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Turkey’s policy towards the “third” Republic of Armenia became explicitly aggressive in nature once again, including an ongoing land-blockade, refusal to establish diplomatic relations, enduring Armenian Genocide denial, support and assistance to Azerbaijan in its preparations for a new military venture against Armenia, etc.

The emergence and subsequent superstructural metamorphosis of fascism in Turkey was not adequately evaluated by Soviet/Russian or Western historiographies and neither was it reflected in international legal and political documents. However, this should not lead anyone astray. Generally, Turkophilia in political and academic circles in both the West and USSR/Russia, is a quite multi-faceted phenomenon and a separate topic for discussion. Here an incomplete explanation will suffice: the USSR was simply unable to call Ataturk a fascist, because “the leader of the world proletariat” Vladimir Lenin and Ataturk signed the infamous Moscow Treaty of “Friendship and Brotherhood” on March 16, 1921 (incidentally, exactly 90 years ago). Meanwhile, the West avoided such an unfavorable evaluation, because Turkey has historically been considered – and actually was – a barrier against Russia/Soviet Union, and a key strategic ally. Turkey’s alliance with the West was legally formalized by its accession to NATO in 1952.

If the international community (alias “the great powers”) does not adequately characterize the fascist essence of the modern Turkish state, this is simply because it has not been interested in such an exposé. But independent Armenia, by failing to officially identify and denounce the fascist nature of Turkish state, not only refuses to clearly see and understand the true ideology, strategic goals and calculations of its age-old archenemy, but also deprives itself of the chance to present properly its own dire geostrategic situation to the world. After all, Armenia’s present security predicaments are a direct result of crimes by Turkish fascism!

Attempts to rehabilitate Turkey without having it incur its due responsibility – in particular, without the territorial restitutions and other compensations to Armenia – can lead to new and repeated genocides. This is the main conclusion that the international community has yet to draw.

ARMEN AYVAZYAN
Doctor of Political Sciences
“Hayastani Zrucakic”, N: 10 (173 ), 18 March, 2011

http://times.am/2011/04/06/republic-of-turkey-%E2%80%93-the-first-fascist-state-in-history/

Racism in the Islamic Republic of Iran

April 11, 2011

Racism in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Victims include:
Azeris
Beluchis
Jews
Kurds
Blacks
Bahai
Arabs

UN anti-racism panel finds Iran discriminating against Kurds, Arabs, other ethnic minorities 28.8.2010

GENEVA, — A United Nations panel says Arabs, Kurds and other minorities in Iran face discrimination because of their ethnicity.

The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says minorities in the Islamic republic don’t enjoy the same rights to free expression, health and housing as other ethnic groups.

The panel published a report Friday urging Iran to end all forms of discrimination and provide clearer information for future reports.

The Geneva-based panel also rejected Iran’s claims that discrimination against women and religious minorities such as the Baha’i isn’t covered by the U.N.’s 1969 anti-racism convention. �
UN anti-racism panel finds Iran discriminating against Kurds, Arabs, other ethnic minorities.
— UN racism body decries Iran’s treatment of ethnic minorities

Iran should do more to protect its ethnic minorities such as Arabs, Kurds and Baluch, a United Nations human rights body said on Friday.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), a group of 18 independent rights experts, said Iran lacked data on the numbers of ethnic minorities despite a census in 2007, but the participation of such people in public life appeared to be lower than could be expected.

Several armed groups opposed to the government are active in Iran, mostly made up of ethnic Kurds in the northwest, Baluch in the southeast and Arabs in the southwest.

“The Committee expresses concern at the limited enjoyment of political, economic, social and cultural rights by… Arab, Azeri, Balochi, Kurdish communities and some communities of non-citizens,” it said in a report on a regular review of Iran’s compliance with a 1969 international treaty banning racism.

It also urged Iran to continue its efforts to empower women and promote their rights, paying particular attention to women belonging to ethnic minorities.

Some tenets of Islamic sharia law disadvantage Iranian women, Indian committee member Dilip Lahiri said. “On the other hand, in terms of their education and access to jobs, very remarkable progress has been made in Iran,” he told a briefing.

The committee voiced concern at reports of a selection procedure for state officials and employees, known as gozinesh, requiring them to demonstrate allegiance to the Islamic Republic of Iran and the state religion, which could limit opportunities for ethnic and religious minorities.

It said that lack of complaints was not proof of the absence of racial discrimination, as victims may not have confidence in the police or judicial authorities to handle them.

It called on Iran to set up an independent national human rights institution and report back to it at the start of 2013 on how it was dealing with the concerns and recommendations.

Copyright, respective author or news agency, The Associated Press AP�
http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2010/8/irankurd648.htm

Iran and the challenge of diversity: Islamic fundamentalism, Aryanist racism, and democratic struggles
Alireza Asgharzadeh, Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 – 249 pages
This book interrogates the racist construction of Arya/Aria and Aryanism in an Iranian context, arguing that a racialized interpretation of these concepts has given the Indo-European speaking Persian ethnic group an advantage over Iran?s non-Persian nationalities and communities. Based on multidisciplinary research drawing on history, sociology, literature, politics, anthropology and cultural studies, Alireza Asgharzadeh critiques the privileged place of Farsi and the Persian ethnic group in contemporary Iran. The book highlights difference and diversity as major socio-political issues that will determine the future course of social, cultural, and political developments in Iran. Pointing to the increasing inadequacy of Islamic fundamentalism in functioning as a grand narrative, Asgharzadeh explores the racist approach of the current Islamic government to issues of difference and diversity in the country, and shows how these issues are challenging the very existence of the Islamic regime in Iran.
http://books.google.com/books?id=RlY-SQAACAAJ

Iran: A People Interrupted
Hamid Dabashi – New Press, 2008 – 324 pages – Page 151
And the bogus pro- Palestinian politics of the reigning regime degenerates into an anti-Jewish language. Iranian racism is particularly evident in Tehran, where similar racist negativity is directed at provincial Iranians— the Isfahanis, the Rashtis, the Azaris, the Kurds, the Lors, the Baluchis, the Arabs, or what the Tehranis in moments of unsurpassed whitewashed racism call dehatis, a nasty derogatory term meaning “the peasants.” The roots of this Tehrani-based racism is deeply buried in the whitewashed, Eurocentric Iranian bourgeoisie, who grotesquely identify with Europe, dye their hair blond, provincial Iranians.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=2pHtAAAAMAAJ&dq=lors
http://books.google.com/books?&id=2pHtAAAAMAAJ&dq=denigrate

Page 139
The sharp contrast in my parents’ skin colors alerted me to an astounding prevalence of Iranian racism very early in my life.2 My father’s nickname was ” Dadi Siah,” or “Dadi the Black” — his name being Khodadad, Dadi for short.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=2pHtAAAAMAAJ&dq=dadi

A Review of the imposed war by the Iraqi regime upon the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Legal Department – 1983 – 194 pages – Page xvii
Airing several radio broadcasts in the Persian, Turkish, Armenian, Kurdish, Turkman and Baluchi languages in order … During celebrations marking the twelfth anniversary of coming to power of the Ba ‘athist Party in lraq, placards bearing slogans such as “leave the Arabs of Ahwaz alone”, “the Arab Gulf is the graveyard of the racist Persian regime” were…
http://books.google.com/books?id=JiPRAAAAMAAJ&q=baluchi
http://books.google.com/books?id=JiPRAAAAMAAJ&q=racist

Near East/South Asia report: Issue 84156
United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, United States. Joint Publications Research Service – Page 34
Political organizations in Ahvaz were hoping for another regime to succeed the Shah’s anti-Arab, racist regime which was … At first, the national movement in Ahvaz supported the present regime in Iran and gave it its blessings.�
http://books.google.com/books?&id=eTG6AAAAIAAJ&dq=racist

Human rights, the UN and the Bahá’ís in Iran – Page 401
Nazila Ghanea-Hercock – 2002 – 628 pages – Preview
He said that the Committee had tried to establish whether Iran’s internal laws were in conformity with the Convention but that ‘the latest report offered no solution to that question’. The only information forthcoming from the … submitted together in document CERD/C/226/Add.8 dated 11 February 1993.41 This was again a very dry legislative document, referring to various constitutional and other legal provisions against racism in Iran with absolutely no light�
http://books.google.com/books?id=GeHNoviEXw0C&pg=PA401

Al-Ahwaz.com – aboutUsThus, draw attention to Ahwaz Internet network and the Ahwazi Arab info Center are Media … Iran has been applying a policy of racial discrimination in the …
http://www.al-ahwaz.com/english/2011/index.php?page=aboutUs

Peter Tatchell: Iran is a Racist State27 Oct 2006 … Iran is waging a secret, racist war against its Arab population. …. Ahwaz produces 90% of Iran ’s oil and 10% of OPEC’s global output. …
http://www.petertatchell.net/international/iranraciststate.htm

Iran after the revolution: crisis of an Islamic state – Page 231
Saeed Rahnema, Sohrab Behdad – 1996 – 256 pages
Turkish and Arab domination over Iran in the remote past was declared the main historical obstacle to the continuity of the glorious Persian empire. This racist ideology denied the national, linguistic and cultural diversity of Iran.
http://books.google.com/books?id=VlyCpbY9_QQC&pg=PA231

Azerbaijan Since Independence – Page 460
Svante E. Cornell – M.E. Sharpe, 2010 – 512 pages
After the summer 2003 demonstrations, the Iranian government cracked down on student as well as nationalist organizations. A 19-year-old Azeri girl was executed by Iranian authorities in July 2003 for her role in the protests (―Ethnic Azeri Student Leader Killed in Iran—Paper, BBC Monitoring International Reports, July 22, 2002). In an earlier incident, in January 2000, Iranian forces had opened fire on a demonstration in Tabriz (―Azeri TV Says Iranian Police Opened Fire During Rally in Tabriz, BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, January 10, 2000).
http://books.google.com/books?id=whVDskeHl2YC&pg=PA460

Racist insults against Azerbaijani Turks in Iran Iranian.com 10 May 2010 … If anyone has been to this juvenile site you’ll know that it …
http://www.iranian.com/main/blog/tapesh/racist-insults-against-azerbaijani-turks-iran

Iran’s anti-Arab racism Comment is free guardian.co.uk 26 Oct 2007 … Peter Tatchell: Iran treats its Arab minority as second-class citizens. Now it is planning to hang six of them after rigged trials held in …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/oct/26/iransantiarabracism

Netherlands Institute of Human Rights – CERD Concluding Observations: IRAN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF – 20 Feb 2011 … The Committee recommends that the State party undertake the necessary measures to harmonize its domestic legislation with the Convention. It also recommends that the State party take further steps for public dissemination of the provisions of the Convention and the possibilities for its invocation to combat racial discrimination, including in minority languages, and that it provide its Government officials with education and training in this area.

8. The Committee notes the information furnished by the State party on the definition of racial discrimination in article 19 of the Iranian Constitution and reiterates its concern that this definition does not explicitly cover the forms of racial and ethnic discrimination prohibited under the Convention. (art. 1)

The Committee again urges the State party to consider reviewing the definition of racial discrimination contained in its Constitution and domestic law in order to bring it into full conformity with article 1, paragraph 1, of the Convention.

9. While commending the efforts undertaken by the State party to empower women, the Committee is concerned that women of minority origin may be at risk of facing double discrimination. (art. 2)
The Committee draws the State party’s attention to its general recommendation No. 25 (2000) on gender-related dimensions of racial discrimination and recommends that the State party continue its efforts to empower women and promote their rights, paying particular attention to women belonging to minorities.

10. The Committee notes the information furnished by the State party on the 1985 Press Act. The Committee also notes the efforts undertaken by the State party to combat racist discourse in the media by applying sanctions to newspapers whose publications have included racist discourse. However, the Committee is concerned at continued reports of racial discrimination, inter alia, directed against Azeri communities in the media, including stereotyped and demeaning portrayals of those peoples and communities. The Committee is also concerned at the reports of racial discrimination in everyday life and statements of racial discrimination and incitement to hatred by government officials. (art. 4)

The Committee recommends that the State party take appropriate steps to combat manifestations in the media, as well as in everyday life, of racial prejudice that could lead to racial discrimination. The Committee also recommends that, in the area of information, the State party promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among the various racial and ethnic groups in the State party, especially on the part of public officials, and including through the adoption of a media code of ethics that would commit the media to showing respect for the identity and culture of all communities in the State party, taking into account the possible intersection of racial and religious discrimination. It reiterates its previous request that the State party submit information in its next periodic report on the application of this law to combat racial discrimination…
http://sim.law.uu.nl/SIM/CaseLaw/uncom.nsf/804bb175b68baaf7c125667f004cb333/4af24cf864d4b316c125778f0032b7a2?OpenDocument

Today.Az – All news from Azerbaijan – 16 Nov 2006 … […]
Balochis have been preyed upon by the Iranian regime. On 23 August 2006, the Marsad Group attacked a village near Zahidan, the provincial capital of Balochistan, and killed two young men in front of women and children. They were forced out of their homes, to search for the members of resistance movement and weapons. The two young men had protested against the ill treatment of the women. On the 24th of August Amir Hamzeh Eidouzehi, a young man, was hanged in public in Baloch town of Khash, and another young men, Ali Jan Moradi, was hanged in IranShahr on 27 August 2006, both were accused of instigating public trouble and drug trafficking, a sentenced without trail. On the 24th of September three men identified as Ali Karimi, Gholam Koohkan, and Khodamorad Lashkarzadeh, were hanged in prison in provincial capital Zahedan. These dissidents were also executed on charges of drug smuggling and convicted without trial.

Azeri Turks, comprising around a third of the Iranian population and also subject to racism in Iran, have also backed the campaign to halt the execution of Ahwazis. The Azerbaijani Youth Association is lobbying the European Parliament and European governments to take action. A representative wrote to the British Ahwazi Friendship Society (BAFS), saying: “It is with great concern that I have heard about Ahwazis in Iran facing execution. When it comes to life we make no difference on if they are Arabs or Turks. We must show solidarity with each other and together fight against these fascists.”
http://www.today.az/print/news/politics/32679.html

Iran: Azeri Turks protest against discrimination Workers’ Liberty – I will fight for the independendence of my Azeri brothers in Iran and their succession from the persion chavinism and racism.
http://www.workersliberty.org/node/6325

Qaddafi’s puppet ‘Al-Hajjaji,’ chairing Durban ‘racist Arab controlled “anti-racism” conference’ is “investigating” that country’s Human rights?

March 8, 2011

Qaddafi’s puppet ‘Al-Hajjaji,’ chairing Durban ‘racist Arab controlled “anti-racism” conference’ is “investigating” that country’s Human rights?

Watchdog Group Demands Removal Of Libyan Human Rights Investigator…
U.N. Watch, an organization that monitors the world body, says Libyan envoy Najat Al-Hajjaji should be the ‘last person’ investigating human rights abuses, as Libyan jets drop bombs on rebel forces in her homeland. A watchdog group is asking the U.N. to immediately remove a Libyan envoy from her post as an investigator on human rights violations by mercenaries, saying that as a mouthpiece for a regime that’s “deploying hired guns to massacre its own people” it’s “outrageous” to have her in that position.

But it’s not the first time Al-Hajjaji’s been in a controversial post.

In 2003 she was elected president of the Human Rights Commission against objections from human rights groups and the U.S.

“It is not appropriate for a nation under U.N. sanctions — a nation with the horrible human rights record that Libya has — to be chairman of this commission,” then U.S. ambassador, Kevin Moley, said at the time.

As someone who “whitewashed the crimes of the Qaddafi regime” for more than a decade, “she also shouldn’t have been the head of the world conference on racism, the Durban II conference, which she chaired for two years,” Neuer added.

But Neuer said it would be hard to imagine a position that would be more of an “obscene irony” than her current one.

“Everybody knew she was sitting on this mercenary group and no one said a thing…and the question is why not?”

In a letter sent Monday to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, U.N. rights commissioner Navi Pillay, and UNHRC president Sihasak Phuangketkeow, U.N. Watch demanded that the officials take immediate action to expel Al-Hajjaji.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/08/group-calls-libyan-envoys-removal-post-investigator-mercenaries/

Exposed: Qaddafi rep is UN council’s “expert on mercenaries”

http://www.unwatch.org/cms.asp?id=1468682&campaign_id=63111

THE REAL WORLD

A Tyrants Club

The U.N. Human Rights Commission is worse than a joke.

BY CLAUDIA ROSETT

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 12:01 a.m. EST

[The Wall Street Journal]

Among those who value liberty and justice, the United Nations’ choice of Libya to chair this year’s session of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights has been widely described as a defeat. By some lights it’s a defeat for the U.S.–which protested giving this post to an emissary of terror-sponsoring tyrant Moammar Gadhafi. By U.S. standards it’s a
defeat for the Human Rights Commission and the entire system of international justice the U.N. pretends to promote. All of which sounds bad, but comfortably abstract; just one more round of folly at the U.N.
[…]
It is a betrayal of millions upon millions of people living under governments so brutal–from North Korea to Turkmenistan to Iraq–that most citizens do not dare to demand the freedoms that belong by right to all human beings.

[…]
It is absurd, in fact, to describe the exaltation on Monday of Libya’s Ambassador Najat al-Hajjaji to head of the Human Rights Commission as the product of a “vote.” That implies there was some sort of democratic process at work… Among the 33 governments that voted in favor of Libya were almost certainly the rulers of such civic sinkholes as Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Cuba and Zimbabwe. Like the despots in Syria, Vietnam and China, these are folks who do not have the guts to face a genuine system of democracy back home..

It’s much worse than that. Putting Libya in a spot to set the U.N. agenda on human rights is not simply a defeat of justice and human dignity. It is a betrayal.

http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20070226161249/http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/cRosett/?id=110002944
http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/jan24_2003.html

The U.N.’s Racist Conference On Racism – Forbes.com Dec 4, 2008 … Billed as an effort to fight racism, that Durban conclave focused instead on … is chaired by a Libyan ambassador, Najat Al-Hajjaji.

http://www.forbes.com/2008/12/03/racism-durban-conference-oped-cx_cr_1204rosett.html

Islamofascism Incorporated [architect of Islamic genocide:] al-Bashir’s allies: Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan, “Palestinians,” Gaddafi

March 6, 2011

Islamofascism Incorporated [architect of Islamic genocide:] al-Bashir’s allies: Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan, “Palestinians,” Erdogan, Gaddafi

Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are… Cuts both ways!


The linking of ‘genocidal Islamofascists’

AL-BASHIR: WAR CRIMES, GENOCIDE, SLAVERY









Hot spot: Sub-Saharan Africa – Page 153

Toyin Falola, Adebayo Oyebade – 2009 – 200 pages – Preview
ethnic cleansing and genocide that has cost the lives of more than 2,000,000 people and displaced more than 4,000,000 people. … President al-Bashir’s brutal response to the rebellion in the region was to earn the Sudanese government the …
http://books.google.com/books?id=yhTd8dJgLwYC&pg=PA153



Congressiona Record – Page 21282
Congress – Preview (2005)

Since seizing power through a military coup in 1989, the Government of Sudan has repeatedly attacked and dislocated … policy of ethnic cleansing that cost the lives of over 2,000,000 people and displaced more than 4,000,000 people.
http://books.google.com/books?id=GCTDYetREvEC&pg=PA21282



United States code congressional and administrative news: Volume 3
United States, United States. Congress, United States. President – 2005 – Snippet view (pages 4012-4013)

… Sudan repeatedly has attacked and dislocated civilian populations in southern Sudan in a coordinated policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide that has cost the lives of more than 2,000,000 people and displaced more than 4,000,000.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=f6ARAQAAMAAJ&dq=genocide


Sudan: ICC Warrant for Al-Bashir on Genocide | Human Rights WatchJul 13, 2010 … (New York) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant on July 12, 2010, for President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan for …
http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/07/13/sudan-icc-warrant-al-bashir-genocide


Omar al-Bashir charged with Darfur genocide | World news | The Guardian…Jul 12, 2010 … Hague court issues arrest warrant for Sudanese president, adding international pressure to further isolate regime.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/12/bashir-charged-with-darfur-genocide


Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, charged with genocide – Times …Jul 15, 2008 … Sudan promised to turn Darfur into a graveyard yesterday as it reacted with fury to charges laid by an international prosecutor accusing …
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article4330605.ece





AL-BASHIR & ARAB-PALESTINIANS – “MODERATE” FATAH & ISLAMIST HAMAS









Abbas in Khartoum: Palestinians support Sudanese president …Aug 20, 2009 … Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met in Khartoum with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and expressed the Palestinian Authority’s support …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3764500,00.html


Abbas supports Sudanese president accused of Darfur genocide – PMW …Dec 9, 2010 … Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has expressed his personal support for the president of Sudan, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, …
http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=3900


Iran, Hamas back Sudan leader – World news – Africa – Sudan …Mar 6, 2009 … Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir looks on during a meeting … the Palestinian militant group Hamas showed their support for Sudan’s …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29527268/ns/world_news-africa/


Haniyeh: Sudan to give PA gov’t $10m “President al-Bashir agreed, thankfully, to support the Palestinian people … Several senior officials of Hamas have returned to the Gaza Strip in recent …
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast//Article.aspx?id=44537


Hamas video: Kill Christians and Jews “to the last one”
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Dec. 3, 2010

[…]
Kill Jews for Allah – PMW – Palwatch.org

Palestinian Media Watch – http://www.palwatch.org … PA TV sermon: The Jews are the enemy of Allah, the Prophet says “kill the Jews”

Source: Palestinian TV (Fatah), Jan. 29, 2010

A sermon calling for the genocide of Jews broadcast by PA TV, which is under the control of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=427



ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN’S ‘WORRISOME, DANGEROUS’ SUPPORT FOR AL-BASHIR



Senior Iran Cleric Tells Sudan That Nuclear Aid Is Available – New …Apr 26, 2006 … Iran’s supreme leader told the Sudanese president Tuesday that Iran was ready to share its nuclear technology … Tehran with President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, center, and with Iran’s … of the nuclear agency and said it had failed to support Iran’s program. …
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/26/world/middleeast/26iran.html?_r=1


BBC NEWS | Middle East | Ahmadinejad ‘faces genocide case’
Dec 14, 2006 … Iran’s president is expected to be the target of a lawsuit which accuses him of inciting genocide against Israel.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6181029.stm



AL-BASHIR & DICTATOR M. GADDAFI










The fatalism of Muammar al-Gaddafi : Ghana Business News
Feb 27, 2011 … The fatalism of Muammar al-Gaddafi… Gaddafi was able to arm-twist fellow African leaders (except the level-headed Botswana) to support Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir who has been charged with crimes against humanity in the Darfur catastrophe. Now with his killings of peaceful demonstrators, the wheel has turned and Gaddafi now faces the prospects of charges of crime against humanity.
http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2011/02/27/the-fatalism-of-muammar-al-gaddafi/


Omar Al-Bashir’s Sudan – Page 120
 Diana Childress – 2009 – 160 pages – Preview
Bashir also visited Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. Qaddafi had his own ideas about uniting Arabs and welcomed Bashir. Qaddafi was ready to supply oil, weapons, and tactical support for the Sudanese army. In July 1989, the two leaders signed a Union Treaty calling for a merger of Sudan and Libya. Bashir later praised the treaty as “a first step towards the full unity of the Arab world.”


When Sudan’s war in the south resumed, Libyan pilots flew bombing missions against the SPLA. In return, Bashir allowed Libyan troops to use western Sudan as a base to attack Chad. At the time, Chad was involved in a civil war similar to Sudan’s. In Chad, however, the Christian and animist southerners held power and northern Muslims were the rebels. Qaddafi wanted to overthrow the president of Chad, southerner Hissène Habré, and replace him with a Muslim from northern Chad. In December 1990, the Chadian rebels, with Libyan help, defeated Habré and made Idriss Déby president of Chad.
Becoming a Pariah State
As Bashir’s Islamist agenda became clearer,…
http://books.google.com/books?id=cnpwjPcI0UQC&pg=PA120


ASSSOCIATED WITH INFAMOUS RACIST, FASCIST GENOCIDAL: L. FARRAKHAN OF THE ‘NATION OF ISLAM’


The Farrakhan Factor: African-American Writers on Leadership, Nationhood, and Minister Louis Farrakhan
 – Page 138
 Amy Alexander – 1998 – 320 pages – Preview
In Tehran, Farrakhan vowed to help the mullahs in their bid to overthrow the ” Great Satan,” the United States.
In the past he has been the guest of Sudanese leaders Bashir and Turabi in Khartoum. On his last visit to the Sudan, he heaped praise on the Sudanese government, lauding its “wise Islamic leadership.” But there has been a recent surge of slavery in the Sudan… Worse still, the Sudanese government has wiped out hundreds of thousands of its people…
http://books.google.com/books?id=kYc7jDNIop0C&pg=PA138


Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against the West – Page 231
 Walid Phares – 2006 – 310 pages – Preview
One of Nation of Islam’s most ironic attempts to defend the Sudanese regime was to stand against the issue of liberation of Black slaves in Sudan. Farrakhan’s group went so far in its alliance with the Islamic fundamentalist regime in…
http://books.google.com/books?id=VlUJdPp76dMC&pg=PA231


Farrakhan Said to Pledge Support to Sudan – New York Times
Feb 10, 1996 … Mr. Farrakhan, who met with President Umar Hasan al-Bashir and. … Farrakhan Said to Pledge Support to Sudan…
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/02/10/world/farrakhan-said-to-pledge-support-to-sudan.html


Blacks, Farrakhan In Dispute Over Slavery In Sudan – Sun Sentinel
Mar 24, 1996 … Farrakhan’s support of the Sudan comes as the Islamic government of Lt. Gen. Omar Ahmed al-Bashir, the current president, is engaged in a civil war that pits the largely Arab Muslim north against the mainly Christian and animist blacks in the country’s south.


In recent years, officials in the United Nations and the U.S. government have accused the Sudanese government of condoning a traffic in human beings.


According to these organizations, Sudanese soldiers and Muslim militias who have been armed by the government have transported captured blacks to the north, where they are used as household slaves.


“It’s war booty,” said Jemera Rone, a field representative for Human Rights Watch/Africa who has visited the Sudan twice in the last three years.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1996-03-24/news/9603230272_1_farrakhan-s-support-sudan-black-slave-trade


Khalid Abdul Muhammad

Muhammad’s dedication to Farrakhan and to the racist message of the NOI eventually … He referred to Jews as “bloodsuckers,” called for the genocide of white people, …

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti…/Khalid.html




TURKEY’S ISLAMISTS PM: RECEP ERDOGAN


Will Turkey Abandon NATO? – WSJ.comAug 29, 2008 … A few days later, Turkey played host to Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir, who is accused of genocide by the rest of NATO — but not by Russia or Iran, …
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121997087258381935.html


Dafur & Armenian Genocide: PM Erdogan “A Muslim can never commit genocide.”
Tundra Tabloids 9 November 2009


Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan: No dhimmi can judge a Muslim.


The Turks still refuse to come to terms with their history of genocide of the Armenian people. Successive Turkish governments were responsible for the state murder of over 2 million Armenians and 300 000 Greeks.


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “It’s not possible for a Muslim to commit genocide,” he said. “That’s why we are comfortable [with the visit of al-Bashir].”


Turkish PM,Tayyip Erdogan’s, statement is eerily reminiscent of what OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference) secretary general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu stated to the Tundra Tabloids last year in Helskini about Islamic anti-Semitism:


OIC sec-gen Ihsanoglu


“..you cannot speak about any Muslim, good or bad, as anti-Semitic, this is a theory, this is not the case.”


This is the exact same kind of denial as Recep Tayyip Erdog(an’s, concerning the Armenian genocide by successive Turkish governments, which shows an Islamic supremacist frame of mind. What is most likely, is that these two Turks are exhibiting the same anger and frustration over the fact that non-Muslims (read = Dhimmis) are holding Muslims accountable for their actions, and that, for a Muslim, is something that cannot be allowed under any circumstance. That, more than anything else, including racism and genocide, is what bothers these two Muslim leaders the most.
Sudanese President Bashir’s visit to Turkey in limbo


Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has pushed back his planned visit to Turkey, Turkish aviation officials said on Sunday, adding that the controversial leader canceled his Sunday flight without any explanation.


It was not clear whether al-Bashir will come to Turkey on Monday or Tuesday for a summit of Islamic nations, the officials added, according to a report by the Dog(an news agency.


The statement came hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdog(an defended al-Bashir’s visit by saying, “A Muslim can never commit genocide.”


“Those world leaders who criticize us, have they ever visited Darfur? Their information is solely based on what the rapporteurs are reporting. These kinds of moves will not contribute to world peace,” Erdog(an said Sunday in an address to party members.


“It’s not possible for a Muslim to commit genocide,” he said. “That’s why we are comfortable [with the visit of al-Bashir].
http://europenews.dk/en/node/27361


Islamofascism’s Creeping Coup in Turkey
Mar 15, 2006… even after an avowed Islamist named Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2002 … Fortunately, the cumulative impact of Erdogan’s Islamofascist …
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=5206


Erdoğan: “Turkey Is Not a Country Where Moderate Islam Prevails …Jun 14, 2004
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2004/06/erdo287an-turkey-is-not-a-country-where


Erdogan is building a new empire – PanARMENIAN.Net

May 18, 2010 … Currently Erdogan is again building an empire, and among the first countries … The demographic factor, especially in the Islamic world, …

http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/world/details/48738/


Will Turkey lead a revived Islamic empire?

Oct 22, 2009 … According to Oktar, the revival of a Turkish-led Islamic empire will be … In recent times, the world has been shocked to see Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reveal his true feelings toward Israel. […] This is the same Erdogan who actually spent time in jail for the writing the following overtly radical poem:


[The] Mosques are our barracks, [the] domes our helmets, [the] minarets our bayonets, [the] believers our soldiers. This holy army guards my religion. Almighty our journey is our destiny, the end is martyrdom.

This was not written by Osama bin Laden. It was written by a man who is being taken seriously by much the world as one of the co-founders of the United Nations “Alliance of Civilizations,” an intercultural dialogue, the purpose of which is to “overcome … prejudice, misperceptions and polarization that militate against [unity between the East and the West]. … The Alliance seeks to … establish a paradigm of mutual respect between civilizations and cultures.”

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=113602

Turkey referendum boosts Erdogan’s Islam-rooted AKP party …Sep 12, 2010 … Today’s Turkey referendum resulted in a significant boost to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP party as voters approved 26
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2010/0912/Turkey-referendum-boosts-Erdogan-s-Islam-rooted-AKP-party


Boston Globe Rights group slams arrest of Turkish journalists
Rights group slams arrest of Turkish journalists .
Sunday, 06 March 2011 00:17 Mohideen Mifthah.


ANKARA, March 5, 2011 (AFP) – A human rights group condemnned Saturday the recent arrest of journalists in Turkey and urged the country to show its commitment to press freedom as it seeks European Union membership.
Ten people, most of them well-known journalists, were placed in preventive detention Thursday on suspicion of an alleged plot against the Islamist-rooted government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Those arrested include Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, two prominent journalists known for critical reporting on the Turkish criminal justice system and police, Human Rights Watch said.
Sik is co-author of a book about the investigations and trials in the Ergenekon case – named after an organisation allegedly at the centre of a conspiracy. He had been working on a book about the police.
Sener had written a book on the murder of Hrant Dink, a well-known journalist and human rights defender, and the investigation into his killing.
“In the absence of evidence that the police have credible reason to think Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener are responsible for wrongdoing, their arrests are a disturbing development,” said Emma Sinclair-Webb, Turkey researcher at HRW.
“It raises concerns that what is now under investigation is critical reporting rather than coup plots.”The opposition and a substantial part of the media say the supposed conspiracy, which has led to the incarceration of hundreds of opposition figures since 2007, is a means of stifling all political dissent in Turkey.
After the latest wave of arrests the European Union and the United States expressed concern about press freedom in Turkey.
Most of the journalists detained Thursday are critics of the Turkish government. The law allows them to be questioned for four days before they are taken to court to be freed or charged.
Three other journalists were arrested and charged two weeks ago
In three months time elections are to be held in Turkey at which Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) will seek a third term.
Erdogan refused Friday any government intervention in an “independent judicial system.”Thousands of people, many of them journalists turned out Friday in Istanbul and Ankara to condemn the arrests.
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/index.php/world-news/5283-rights-group-slams-arrest-of-turkish-journalists


Thousands Mourn Turkish Islamist Leader
Wall Street Journal
[March 1, 2011]
BY MARC CHAMPION
ISTANBUL—Tens of thousands of Turks turned out Tuesday to mourn the death of Necmettin Erbakan, the country’s first Islamist prime minister.


Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan cut short a trip to Europe to attend the funeral, where a packed crowd outside Fatih Mosque chanted: “Mujahid [fighter for God] Erbakan,” punching the air. Rows of mourners in side streets around the mosque and on the main boulevard knelt to pray.


In a mark of the central role Mr. Erbakan played as lifelong political leader of the country’s religious conservatives, attendees at his burial service in Istanbul ranged from President Abdullah Gul…
http://europe.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704506004576174044094041496.html


Islamists Look to Turkey for Inspiration [02/27/2011]
Newsweek 
http://www.newsweek.com/2011/02/27/an-islamist-makeover.html


IMRA – Sunday, September 12, 2010 In a speech given by IHH leader …Sep 12, 2010 … flotilla”, Yildirim detailed IHH’s radical Islamic worldview. …. 4 That anti- Semitic tone became even more apparent in Yildirim’s …
http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=49343


Gaza flotilla: Go back to Auschwitz
Jun 5, 2010 … Go back to Auschwitz,” a male voice said in reply. … head of the Turkish radical Islamist IHH organization, which organized last week’s …
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=177566


An irrational, obscene hatred
Jun 7, 2010 … ‘Shut up. Go back to Auschwitz.” That was the response from the “peace flotilla” when Israel broadcast a radio message warning the Turkish flotilla that it was about to enter an area under naval blockade. In another response, someone on board the “humanitarian aid convoy” replied: “We’re helping the Arabs go against the US. Don’t forget 9/11, guys.” After these exchanges, IDF commandos landed on the ships. On the Mavi Marmara they were attacked by pro-Palestinian activists wielding iron bars.

Turkish papers have now published photographs of soldiers bleeding badly as they are assaulted by thugs.

Eventually the commandos shot back in self-defense and nine activists were killed. It was a disaster for Israel and a triumph for those who hate Israel, Jews and the West. Bulent Yildirim, head of the Turkish Islamist organization IHH, which organized the flotilla, exulted in a speech to an audience he called “people of paradise.” “Last night, everything in the world has changed, and everything is progressing toward Islam,” he said.
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=177768


‘Flotilla choir we con the world’
http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/6056375/flotilla-choir-we-con-the-world.thtml


UN Report: Iran Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons :: Middle East News …Jun 2, 2010 … While the UN busies itself with condemning the Jews for defending themselves from the Islamofascists on the Gaza flotilla
http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2010/06/un_report_iran.php

More on the Fascism of (MB) the Muslim Brotherhood

February 24, 2011

Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood‎
Wall Street Journal – Bret Stephens – Feb 14, 2011


Hassan al-Banna (1906-1949), the Brotherhood’s founder, was an admirer of the fascist movements of his day, and he had similar ambitions for his own …

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703584804576143933682956332.html



THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S SNEAK ATTACK ON AMERICA

The Cypress Times – David Kupelian

February 23, 2011


The Muslim Brotherhood is unalterably dedicated to imposing Shariah on the entire world, …. philosophy of Islamo-fascism is somehow less evil than Nazism?

http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/Opinion_Editorial/THE_MUSLIM_BROTHERHOODS_SNEAK_ATTACK_ON_AMERICA/40914



Egyptian Freedom demands Muslim Brotherhood’s removal from Political Process

Canada Free Press – Feb 16, 2011


That means the Brotherhood is going to infiltrate Egypt’s political and religious “cultures” with Islamic-fascist ideas…

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/33384



Frontline

“Revolution In Cairo”


By Phil Nugent February 22, 2011


The Brotherhood is one of the oldest and best-organized political … The group has a mottled history, including what Sennott gently describes as a “flirtation with fascism” during the Second World War…

http://www.avclub.com/articles/revolution-in-cairo,52185/

Islamofascism, the Internet, and the liberty contagion

February 23, 2011

Islamofascism, the Internet, and the liberty contagion | Richmond Times-Dispatch

By ROSS MACKENZIE
Published: February 20, 2011

On Egypt et al. let us be very clear.

Joy at the expansion of liberty — maybe even of democracy — is the only defensible sentiment. Any policy based on regime stability alone (as American foreign policy has been based too long) and thereby sanctioning tyranny, autocracy, one-party rule — is based on a premise not only indefensible but false.

The American left went bonkers over George W. Bush’s “Freedom Agenda,” which morphed into a “Freedom Doctrine.” Much of the left never accepted Bush as a legitimate president following the Supreme Court’s ruling about the Florida count in the 2000 election — and so the left could not accept anything he did. Yet it was he who insisted on encouraging democracy to germinate and grow in Iraq, in the hope it might spread throughout the Middle East.

So here we are, with freedom demonstrations from the southern Mediterranean littoral to beyond the Persian Gulf in, even, Iran. Is this apparent contagion a consequence — in a paradigmatic Internet hour — of infectious liberty, and correspondingly eloquent testimony to the fragility of autocratic regimes both Arab and Persian? At almost light-speed, the Internet may have disassembled fascist mullah rule across the Muslim world. Can you not hear — in the streets from Algiers to Tehran — liberty’s alluring song?

Maybe. And maybe not.

Islamofascism is our century’s Soviet communism. It seeks worldwide rule (a global caliphate) achieved and sustained through terror. In Iran, during the Carter administration, the shah fell. Freedom was thick in the air. Then Khomeini took over. Today freedom lies crushed, al-Qaida and the Taliban have sprouted, and Iran has satellized first Gaza (through Hamas) and now Lebanon (through Hezbollah). Syria remains in Iran’s orbit, and Turkey nudges seemingly ever closer.

Now in Egypt, during an Obama administration boasting a foreign policy no less befuddled, ideological, and incompetent than Carter’s, Mubarak is out. Were the Tahrir Square demonstrations genuinely spontaneous? Did his fall just happen, the demonstrators emboldened and enabled by the Internet? Or were those at Tahrir mere marionettes manipulated by an Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood?

The ‘Hood traces back to a late 1920s founding and to early training by Nazi goons. Many of its alumni are — or were — al-Qaida stars. It helped establish Hamas, which it and Iran still sustain. The ‘Hood’s Supreme Guide, one Mohamed Badi, insists his group will “continue to raise the banner of jihad” against Jews — in his words the ‘Hood’s “first and foremost enemies.” He hates America, signifies for targeting U.S. troops, deplores “Zio-American arrogance and tyranny,” and seeks for Egypt creation of an Islamist state.

Such lovelies could have arranged the demonstrations in Cairo and across the Muslim world. Or they may have been as surprised by those demonstrations as the Obamians were. In either case, as Egypt’s most efficient, disciplined, and stabilizing (there’s that word again) force besides the military, the Muslim Brotherhood may be perfectly positioned to satellize Egypt — thereby advancing the Islamist territorial imperative, not to mention the Iranian dream.

Perhaps it’s true: The Internet may be a liberating tool unimagined just a generation ago. In its face, possibly not even the most ruthless of regimes can survive. Or perhaps in liberating a people subjugated in poverty (at $6,200 per year, per-capita Egyptian income ranks behind Bosnia, Jamaica and Cuba), the Internet liberates only to invite more terrifying subjugation by Islamist cut-throats — as with communist cadres — waiting to rush from the shadows into the corridors of power.

Liberty is of course the ultimate cause. Always. Before our eyes, we may be seeing it blossom — so greatly fertilized by the Internet — throughout the Muslim world. Then again, terrorizing Islamists may move in and capture these revolutions, converting them at the muzzles of guns, Maoist-like, into perversions of democracy that allow one man one vote — once.

That would be the worst sort of outcome. Still, it would enable a blame-mongering American left to unload once again on George Bush, its perceived illegitimate president who planted freedom in the Muslim world, for the perverted, illegitimate democracy his “Freedom Agenda” ultimately wrought.
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/feb/20/tdopin02-islamofascism-the-internet-and-the-libert-ar-853882/

Update on ‘Turmoil on oppressive Arab-Muslim M.E.’ Feb. 16, 2011

February 16, 2011

Turmoil in the Middle East since January, 2011, starting off with Tunisia.
(a)In Egypt, at the beginning of February, the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ tries to hijack the “revolution,” * calling for war with Israel *.

(b) Some US journalists are severely beaten, accused of being “Israeli spies.”* Some terrorism also reported there.*
(c) At the celebration of the fall of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, a racist Arab Muslim mob of 200 attacked and sexually assaulted CBS’ 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan, while yelling “Jew!, Jew!”*

(d) Protests spread to other oppressive dictatorship in the Arab-Muslim Middle East such as: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, etc.* Iranian Islamic Republic [typically] cracks down with harsh brutality.*

Egyptian protester: We don’t want Muslim Brotherhood to ‘hijack’ our protests

Kerry Picket
Published on February 3, 2011

The protests in Egypt have become more intense as acts of violence by pro-Mubarak have reportedly infiltrated the massive gathering of individuals speaking out against the Hosni Mubarak government. I interviewed a young Egyptian protester by phone on Wednesday. Cynthia Farahat is an Egyptian dissident who described herself as a “conservative in the American sense of the word.” She told me that supporters of Mubarak are stirring up violence by assaulting those who are protesting the government.

“I had joined the protest myself, and I have seen an extraordinary display of peace and civility that I never expected to see in a third world in Arab Islamic country. I was overwhelmed by the display of peaceful protesters and the tolerance. It was actually amazing,” she explained.

“My friends are there. Mubarak’s side attacked them today. I couldn’t get to Tahrir. I tried to go but, they closed all entrances to Tahrir Square, and many of my friends said because I am a girl and I have a political history, I might be targeted there. So they refused to let me go, but they are being attacked right now, and some people called me with Molotov cocktails [who are] Mubarak supporters,” she said.

“Most of these people are policemen. They are secret police. They caught them. They checked their IDs. Some of them of course not all of them,” she said. ” They were handed to the military who kept them in a government building until they can do something about it.”

It seems the Muslim Brotherhood wasted no time in taking advantage of the chaos in Egypt right now. It was difficult at first to see who was fueling the protests, as Brotherhood supporters were apparently small in numbers in the street protests but their long-time organized influenced, despite their opposition to the Mubarak, behind the scenes at higher levels remains a concern on Capitol Hill.

“My worry is that [the Muslim Brotherhood] are a very large organization and they could be exercising a more influence than what you see in front of the CNN cameras. It’s an organization that’s spawned three other terrorist organizations–Islamic Jihad, Al-Qaeda, and Hamas,” Senator Mark Kirk, Illinois Republican, told me on Wednesday night. “We don’t know the names of the leaders as well as we should, which is why I gave the speech on the floor–to go through who the top leader of guidance is and then what he said about the West and Sharia law.”

“[The Muslim Brotherhood] was one of my major concerns. When the 25th of January protests started, I was,ironically, one of the people who were very apprehensive about it and not encouraging it in anyway, because the media was everywhere, and the West and in Egypt were trying to portray it as a movement that was coming out of Islamists,” said Cynthia. So I was among the people who refused to go on the first days. I was very apprehensive about the nature of these protests. Later, my perspective completely changed, because I have seen video of my friends and my colleagues protesting. The Muslim Brotherhood had a very insignificant almost no presence in the protest at all.”

Ms. Farahat added that not only was the Brotherhood small in numbers but were also rejected by protesters she saw.

“The Muslim Brotherhood, and I saw it the other day—I was watching, they tried to recite the slogan ‘Islam is the solution, and they were attacked by the rest of the protesters and forced to shut-up. They were just asked to shut-up. It wasn’t about the Muslim Brotherhood. [The protesters] were not going to allow [the Brotherhood] to hijack the diverse event.”

Ms. Farahat believes opposition groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, which was organized in 1928 and known to have ties to groups engaging in terrorist activity, are not popular in Egypt.

“When a few of the Islamic crowds try to break the protests to pray theywere rejected by the rest of the protesters. Rejecting a prayer is a very unusual sight in an Islamic country. The protesters sort of look at the Muslim Brotherhood as part of the opposition of Mubarak’s regime,” she explained.

“The significant thing is the opposition is almost totally rejected by most of the protesters, and they are seen as players with the Mubarak regime. That’s why they are refused any conversation or any dialogue with the new vice president Omar Suleiman…because they are trying to gain popularity among the masses .”

However, Senator Kirk cautions that history shows the power that eventually takes over the environment seen in Egypt today is usually absent among the crowds of people making demands in the streets.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/feb/3/egyptian-protester-we-dont-want-muslim-brotherhood/

Jerusalem Issue Briefs-The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Crisis

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Crisis

Dore Gold

[Vol. 10, No. 26 2 February 2011]

  • Will the Obama administration's policy toward Egypt be based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous? Or have they taken the position – voiced in parts of the U.S. foreign policy establishment – that the Brotherhood has become moderate and can be talked to? Initial administration reactions indicate that it does not rule out Muslim Brotherhood participation in a future Egyptian coalition government.
  • Since January 28, the Muslim Brotherhood's involvement has become more prominent, with its support of Mohamed ElBaradei to lead the opposition forces against the government. In the streets of Cairo, Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators disdainfully call people like ElBaradei “donkeys of the revolution” (hamir al-thawra) – to be used and thenpushed away – a scenario that sees the Muslim Brotherhoodexploit ElBaradei in order to hijack the Egyptian revolution at a later stage.
  • There has been a great deal of confusion about the Muslim Brotherhood.In the years after it was founded in 1928, it developed a “secret apparatus” that engaged in political terrorism against Egyptian Copts as well as government officials. In December 1948, the Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Egyptian Prime Minister Mahmoud al-Nuqrashi Pasha. It also sought to kill Egyptian leader Abdul Nasser in October 1954.
  • Former Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammad Akef declared in 2004 his “complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America.” In 2001, the Muslim Brotherhood's publication in London, Risalat al-Ikhwan, featured at the top of its cover page the slogan: “Our Mission: World Domination.” This header was changed after 9/11.
  • The current Supreme Guide, Muhammad Badi', gave a sermon in September 2010 stating that “the improvement and change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death, just as the enemies pursue life.”

Initially, it was widely observed that the Muslim Brotherhood has been very low-key during the current crisis in Egypt. Most analysts admitted that it is the best organized and largest opposition group in Egypt, but they played down its role. Yet since January 28, the Muslim Brotherhood's involvement has become more prominent.  One tangible example is the support the Brotherhood has given to Mohamed ElBaradei to lead the opposition forces against the government.

In the streets of Cairo, Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators disdainfully call people like ElBaradei “donkeys of the revolution” (hamir al-thawra), to be used and then pushed away.1 Thus, there is a scenario that sees the Muslim Brotherhood exploit a figure like ElBaradei in order to hijack the Egyptian revolution at a later stage.

What is the Muslim Brotherhood? It is known as Ikhwan al-Muslimun in Arabic, or just Ikhwan, established in 1928 by an Egyptian schoolteacher, Hassan al-Banna. Outwardly, it was a social and religious organization, but over the years it developed a “secret apparatus” that engaged in military training of its cadres and political terrorism against Egyptian Copts as well as government officials. This dualism continued years later. In December 1948, the Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Egyptian Prime Minister Mahmoud al-Nuqrashi Pasha. It also sought to kill Egyptian leader Abdul Nasser in October 1954.

The Muslim Brotherhood also had an expansionist agenda right from the start, and called for the re-establishment of the Islamic Empire. In the late 1930s, its newspaper called for retaking “former Islamic colonies” in Andalus (Spain), southern Italy, and the Balkans.2 This theme was maintained in recent years by its former Supreme Guide, Muhammad Akef, who in 2004 declared his “complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America,” with the caveat that Westerners will join Islam by conviction.3 Others have also made this point. According to Sheikh Yousef Qaradawi, widely regarded as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood:

Constantinople was conquered in 1453 by a 23-year-old Ottoman named Muhammad ibn Murad, whom we call Muhammad the Conqueror. Now what remains is to conquer Rome. That is what we wish for, and that is what we believe in. After having been expelled twice, Islam will be victorious and reconquer Europe….I am certain that this time, victory will be won not by the sword but by preaching.4

Over the years, the Muslim Brotherhood opened branches in a number of Arab countries and even has front organizations in the UK, France, and the U.S. But it has not disavowed its original commitment to Islamic militancy and its global ambitions. For example, the Muslim Brotherhood's publication in London, Risalat al-Ikhwan, has maintained a clearly jihadist orientation; in 2001 it featured at the top of its cover page the slogan: “Our Mission: World Domination” (siyadat al-dunya). This header was changed after 9/11, but the publication still carries the Muslim Brotherhood's motto which includes: “Jihad is our path; martyrdom is our aspiration.”5

The current Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Muhammad Badi', gave a sermon in September 2010 stating that Muslims today “need to understand that the improvement and change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death, just as the enemies pursue life.”6 In short, the Muslim Brotherhood remains committed to supporting militant activities in order to advance its political aims. From looking at the biographies of its most prominent graduates, one can immediately understand the organization's long-term commitment to jihadism:

1.     Abdullah Azzam (of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood) and Muhammad Qutb (of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood) taught at King Abdul Aziz University in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, where they had a student named Osama bin Laden. Azzam went off to Pakistan with his student, bin Laden, to help the mujahidin fight the Soviets in Afghanistan.

2.     Ayman al-Zawahiri (bin Laden's deputy) grew up in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

3.     Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (the al-Qaeda mastermind of the 9/11 attacks) came out of the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood.

Given this background, the Muslim Brotherhood has been widely regarded in the Arab world as the incubator of the jihadist ideology.  A former Kuwaiti Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmad Al-Rab'i, argued in Al-Sharq al-Awsat on July 25, 2005, that the founders of most modern terrorist groups in the Middle East emerged from “the mantle” of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Many columnists in the Middle East have warned in recent years about the Brotherhood's hostile intentions. Tariq Hasan, a columnist for the Egyptian government daily Al-Ahram, alerted his readers on June 23, 2007, that the Muslim Brotherhood was preparing a violent takeover in Egypt, using its “masked militias” in order to replicate the Hamas seizure of power in the Gaza Strip. And columnist Hussein Shobokshi, writing in the Saudi-owned Al-Sharq al-Awsat on October 23, 2007, said that “to this day” the Muslim Brotherhood “has brought nothing but fanaticism, divisions, and extremism, and in some cases bloodshed and killings.” Thus, both Arab regimes and leading opinion-makers in Arab states still have serious reservations about the claim of a new moderation in the Muslim Brotherhood.7

Ironically, in the last five years, prominent voices in the West have considered opening a political dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood. For example, Dr. Robert S. Leiken and Steven Brooke published an article in the March-April 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs called “The Moderate Muslim Brotherhood” in which they advised the Bush administration to enter into a strategic alliance with the organization, which they referred to as “moderate,” calling it a “notable opportunity” to use the Brotherhood to promote American interests. James Traub echoed many of their arguments in the New York Times Magazine on April 29, 2007, in which he claimed that “the Muslim Brotherhood, for all its rhetorical support of Hamas, could well be precisely the kind of moderate Islamic body that the administration says it seeks.” In addition, a committee in the British House of Commons also advocated the UK opening a dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood, as well.

At the same time, some U.S. officials and dignitaries seemed to have softened their approach to the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressed President Mubarak to open up participation in the Egyptian parliamentary elections, resulting in a major increase of elected Muslim Brotherhood members from 15 to 88. Subsequently, Mubarak became more reluctant to take U.S. advice.

Visiting U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer met twice in 2007 with the head of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's parliamentary bloc, Mohammed Saad el-Katatni, according to Brotherhood spokesman Hamdi Hassan.

The critical question is whether the Obama administration's policy toward Egypt will be based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous. Or have they taken the position – voiced in parts of the U.S. foreign policy establishment – that the Muslim Brotherhood has become moderate and can be talked to? The initial reactions of the Obama administration indicate that it does not rule out Muslim Brotherhood participation in a future Egyptian coalition government.8 Unfortunately, there is a dangerous misconception about the Muslim Brotherhood in parts of the foreign policy community in the West that could affect calculations in Washington and London in the weeks ahead.
http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=442&PID=0&IID=5953

Muslim Brotherhood: ‘Prepare Egyptians for War With Israel’ Feb 1, 2011 … A leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt told the Arabic-language Iranian news network Al-Alam on Monday that he would like to …

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Muslim-Brotherhood-war-Israel/2011/02/01/id/384603

Muslim Brotherhood Wants War With Israel – Forex Crunch Jan 31, 2011 … Mohamed Ghanem, one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, calls Egypt to stop pumping gas to Israel and prepare the Egyptian …

http://www.forexcrunch.com/muslim-brotherhood-wants-war-with-israel/

“Severely Beaten” Fox News Reporters Were Accused Of Being Israeli Spies… Feb 3, 2011 … Now a source close to the network has told The Wrap that the pair was attacked because they were accused of being Israeli spies, and the two …

http://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-reporter-israeli-spies-mubarak-cairo-video-2011-2

Injured Fox News Reporters Accused of Being ‘Israeli Spies’ in …Feb 3, 2011 … Injured Fox News Reporters Accused of Being ‘Israeli Spies’ in Egypt … and ran right into the pro Mubarak crowd and were severely beaten. …

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=626798&affid=100055

CBS News reporter Lara Logan beaten, sexually assaulted during Cairo celebration



By Paul Farhi

Washington Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 15, 2011; 8:37 PM



CBS News said in a statement Logan was covering the celebrations for CBS’s “60 Minutes” program on February 11 when she and her team were surrounded by “a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy.”
“In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers,” CBS said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/15/us-egypt-journalists-idUSTRE71E76I20110215



CBS reporter’s Cairo nightmare – NYPOST.com

Feb 16, 2011 … “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, “Jew! Jew!” as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo’s main square Friday.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/cbs_reporter_cairo_nightmare_pXiUVvhwIDdCrbD95ybD5N



Egyptians Yelled ‘Jew! Jew!’ While Sexually Assaulting CBS …Feb 16, 2011 …
“60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, “Jew! Jew!” as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President

http://nation.foxnews.com/lara-logan/2011/02/16/egyptians-yelled-jew-jew-while-sexually-assaulting-cbs-reporter-lara-logan

CBS Reporter Sexually Assaulted In Egypt
February, 16, 2011
Egypt – CBS reporter Lara Logan sustained a “brutal and sustained” sexual assault by an Egyptian mob of men while covering the protests in Cairo. …News One

http://newsone.com/world/newsonestaff2/cbs-lara-logan-raped-Egypt/


Prison break, looting, violence in Cairo as anti-government …‎
Herald Sun – Jan 30, 2011
Three other people were killed on Saturday in Cairo, three in Rafah on the border with Gaza, and five in Ismailia, on the west bank of the Suez Canal.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/looting-engulfs-cairo/story-e6frf7lf-1225997039828


Egypt shuts Gaza border as militants break out of jail‎
Reuters – Nidal al-Mughrabi – Ori Lewis – Jan 30, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/30/uk-palestinians-egypt-gaza-idUKTRE70T35I20110130


Egyptian anti-government demonstrators face army tanks on Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Feb 5.
Egypt ruling party leaders resign
Blast rocks gas terminal in Sinai


[…]
Blast
An explosion rocked a gas terminal in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, setting off a massive fire that was contained by shutting off the flow of gas to neighboring Jordan and Israel, officials and witnesses said.
Egypt’s natural gas company said the fire was caused by a gas leak. However, a local security official said an explosive device was detonated inside the terminal, and the regional governor, Abdel Wahab Mabrouk, said he suspected sabotage.
The blast and fire at the gas terminal in the Sinai town of El-Arish did not cause casualties. The explosion sent a pillar of flames leaping into the sky, but was a safe distance from the nearest homes, said Mabrouk.
The blast came as a popular uprising engulfed Egypt, where anti-government protesters have been demanding the ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak for the past two weeks. The Sinai Peninsula, home to Bedouin tribesmen, has been the scene of clashes between residents and security forces. It borders both Israel and the Gaza Strip, ruled by the Islamic militant Hamas.
The terminal is part of a pipeline system that transports gas from Egypt’s Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea to Israel, Syria and Jordan.
The head of Egypt’s natural gas company, Magdy Toufik, said in a statement that the fire broke out in the terminal “as a result of a small amount of gas leaking.”
However, a senior security official said an explosive device was detonated in the terminal. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue with reporters.
[…]


Church
A Coptic church in the Egyptian town of Rafah bordering the Gaza Strip was in flames on Saturday, with witnesses reporting a blast although a local official denied an explosion was the cause.
Witnesses said they saw flames coming out of the Mar Girgis church in Rafah after hearing an explosion. Armed men on motorbikes were spotted near the church, one of them said.
North Sinai’s governor Abdel Wahab Mabruk, however, denied on state television there had been any explosion in Mar Girgis.
The church had been left without police guards at the time of the fire, witnesses said, after security forces disappeared en masse amid nationwide rallies calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
Security is usually in place around Christian places of worship after several attacks against Copts and had been boosted after a bombing in Alexandria at the turn of the year.
http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/165225/t/Egypt-ruling-party-leaders-resign/Default.aspx




Arab states rocked by the mouse that roared‎
Sydney Morning Herald – Jan 21, 2011


… in communist regimes or ossified dictatorships like Syria and Tunisia”. ….the oppressed locals… Iraq and Afghanistan have proved that invasion is a costly and difficult way to effect change. As they stand today, the MENA countries reveal that cozying up to despots and writing billion-dollar cheques for those that don’t have the people’s oil to steal, creates more problems than it solves for the reformist-minded. Inevitably, change must come from within but the oppressed should not be made to fight with one hand tied behind their backs, with Washington and other foreign capitals turning their backs because of their own vested interest.


The Egyptian-born writer Mona Eltahawy is eloquent on this: “Not once in my 43 years have I thought that I’d see an Arab leader toppled by his people. It is nothing short of poetic justice that it was neither Islamists nor invasion-in-the-name-of-democracy that sent the waters rushing on to Ben Ali’s ship but, rather, the youth of his country.”
http://www.smh.com.au/world/arab-states-rocked-by-the-mouse-that-roared-20110121-19zyo.html?from=smh_sb


As Egypt uprising inspires Middle East, Iran sees biggest protests …
February 14, 2011
By Thomas Erdbrink and Liz Sly TEHRAN – Violent protests erupted in Iran, Yemen and Bahrain on Monday as the revolutionary fervor unleashed by the toppling …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021405301.html?hpid=topnews


Quest for human dignity drives unrest in Mideast‎
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – Ira Zunin – 12 February 2011


Within days protests began in Yemen, Jordan, Algeria, Bahrain and Libya. Syria is on edge…
 totalitarian figures who might be made into reliable, sovereign allies but who are also oppressive to their own people.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/columnists/healthandmoney/20110212_quest_for_human_dignity_drives_unrest_in_mideast.html


Middle East/N. Africa | Human Rights Watch
Feb 15, 2011 … Discrimination and Violence against Sexual Minorities in Iran … Bahraini authorities should order security forces to halt attacks on …
http://www.hrw.org/en/middle-east/n-africa


Live: Mid-East protests
Page last updated at 09:35 GMT, Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Libya, Bahrain and Iran are the latest countries to be hit by popular protests inspired by the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Follow our minute-by-minute coverage of all the latest events across the Middle East and North Africa, where several regimes are facing huge challenges from their people.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/9399009.stm


Obama Warns Autocratic Rulers: ‘World Is Changing’‎


U.S. President Barack Obama has told ‘friend and foe alike’ that they need to listen to their citizens’ calls for democracy.
February 15, 2011
By Heather Maher
http://www.rferl.org/content/obama_warns_autocrats_world_is_changing/2310597.html



Protests broken up in Iran | euronews, world news
Feb 14, 2011
http://www.euronews.net/2011/02/14/protests-broken-up-in-iran/


Iran protests see reinvigorated activists take to the streets in …
Feb 14, 2011 … Riot police and basiji militia use teargas on protesters, with reports that one demonstrator was killed in clashes.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/14/iran-protests-reinvigorated-activists


Iran Cracks Down on Spiraling Protests | News | EnglishFeb 15, 2011 … State TV showed some 50 conservative MPs marching through parliament’s main hall on Tuesday, chanting ‘Death to Mousavi, death to Karroubi.’
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Iran-Cracks-Down-on-Spiraling-Protests-116240014.html


Iranian lawmakers: Execute opposition leaders
[February 15, 2011]
 
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hardline Iranian lawmakers called on Tuesday for the country’s opposition leaders to face trial and be put to death, a day after clashes between opposition protesters and security forces left two people dead and dozens injured.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-02-15-iran-reaction-protests_N.htm


Obama lashes out at Iranian protest crackdown | World | RIA Novosti
Feb 15, 2011 … U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday criticized Iranian leaders for a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters and praised Egypt’s …
http://en.rian.ru/world/20110215/162621174.html


Iran’s Brutal Crackdown: Join the Live Chat
CNN (blog)


Posted: February 15th, 2011 09:47 PM ET
 
Tonight a 360° exclusive. You’ll hear from a protester in Iran who’s risking her life to speak out. The Iranian government is cracking down on the demonstrations following Egypt’s uprising. That’s after they praised the people of Egypt. We’re Keeping Them Honest.
http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/15/irans-brutal-crackdown-join-the-live-chat/


Clashes at funeral of Iran protest victim: TV | World | DAWN.COM
Feb 16, 2011 … Dawn.com
http://www.dawn.com/2011/02/16/clashes-at-funeral-of-iran-protest-victim-tv.html


Iran Protests 2011: Dramatic Videos
Feb 14, 2011 … Following revolutionary protests in Egypt, Iranians have now also begun protesting, as thousands have taken to the streets.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/14/iran-protests-2011-videos_n_823162.html

HAMAS 101 – Arab Palestinian Hamas Factsheet

December 23, 2010

Facts about the Hamas of the Arab Palestinians:

Genocide goalIts ‘al-Qassam brigade’Causing their ‘civilians’ to die (human shields)Racism, anti-SemitismCaliphateAnti All Non Muslims


GENOCIDE

Hamas: The final objective: the destruction of the State of Israel

Osama Hamdan : We [i.e., Hamas] are preparing for a confrontation [with Israel ], not only in preparation for Israeli aggression, because the entity is founded on aggression, but because the final goal of the resistance 8 is to wipe this entity off the face of the earth . This goal necessitates the development of the resistance’s until the entity has been destroyed.

Note : Osama Hamdan’s terminology is similar to that of Iranian president Ahmadinejad and other senior Iranian figures, who repeatedly state that Israel will be wiped off the face of the earth.
http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/osama_hamdan0807e.htm

israelinsider: Briefs: Hamas representative justifies suicide bus …21 Aug 2007 … According to Hamdan, most of Israel’s inhabitants came from abroad … of the resistance is to wipe this entity off the face of the Earth. …
http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/11908.htm

Myths & Facts Online – Arab/Muslim Attitudes Toward IsraelOsama Hamdan, Hamas Representative in Lebanon Al Manar and Al Aqsa TV, … Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world. …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths2/Arabattitudes.html

On August 6, Osama Hamdan, Hamas’s representative in Lebanon told al … goal of the resistance is to wipe this entity [Israel] off the face of the Earth. ..
http://www.aetherometry.com/External/caroline_glick/2007-08-23_The_rise_of_the_fantasists.pdf

The Genocidal Hamas Charter
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-littman092602.asp

As Hamas seeks international recognition by softening its tone in English, in Arabic it continues the calls for genocide of Jews. …
http://pmw.org.il/Bulletins_Apr2007.htm

MEMRI: Children on Hamas TV Call to “Liberate” Al-Aqsa Mosque by … Dec 3, 2007 … #1625 – Children on Hamas TV Call to “Liberate” Al-Aqsa Mosque by Force and to ” Wipe Out” Zionists to the Last One Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) …

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1625.htm

A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad – Page 154 – David Patterson – 2010 – 308 pages – Preview
al-Turabi… In this case, he affirmed “the legitimate goal of the Palestinians,” as defined by Hamas, that is, the annihilation of the Jewish state..
http://books.google.com/books?id=lMLmK-fmf8kC&pg=PA154

Dictionary of antisemitism from the earliest times to the present – Page 231 – Robert Michael, Philip Rosen – 2007 – 489 pages – Preview
Both the Nazis and these Muslim fascists are totalitarians, seeking to conquer the world and commit genocide against Jews. … The primary radical Islamists are the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad.

http://books.google.com/books?id=d5927rY-UgoC&pg=PA231

Hamas suicide bombers’ videotape: ‘We drink Jews’ blood’
[Published 00:00 15.02.06
Latest update 00:00 15.02.06]
A Hamas Web site published the videotape wills of two suicide bombers in which they pledge to drink Jews blood until they flee from Muslim land.
By Nadav Shragai … which presents the video shown on the Hamas site after its victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections.

The video shows Idham Ahmed Majila and Maumin Rajab Rajab, who blew themselves up at the Karni crossing at the end of 2004. “My message to the hated Jews: There is no God but Allah,” Majala says. “We will hunt you everywhere, when you wake and when you sleep. We are a blood-drinking people and we know that there is no better blood than Jewish blood.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/hamas-suicide-bombers-videotape-we-drink-jews-blood-1.180181

 

Bringing about the deaths of their own population – women & children as human shields

Congressional Record – Page 121 [July 19, 2006] – Congressional Record House, Vol. 152, Pt. 11 – Preview (Government Printing Office)
When engaged in armed conflict it is difficult to ensure the safety of civilians. In fact, Hezbollah and Hamas purposefully operate in populated areas, often putting civilians between heavily armed terrorists and the Israeli military.

http://books.google.com/books?id=W6gziQydtBwC&pg=RA2-PA121

‘Hamas used kids as human shields’ Mar 15, 2010 … Hamas gunmen used Palestinian children as human shields, … by firing rockets next to schools and by using human shields, Hamas is the one …
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=171009


UN envoy: Hamas uses Gazans as human shields – Israel News, Ynetnews Jan 14, 2009 … During Israel’s Gaza operation, Hamas has operated out of mosques, schools and private homes while using civilians as human shields, …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3655758,00.html


Hamas’s Human Shields Hamas’s Human Shields. (Updated January 22, 2009) … January 6 when Hamas forces hid themselves inside a UN-run school in Gaza and fired mortar shells at …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Peace/gazahumanshields.html


CAMERA: Hamas’s Palestinian Victims: Human Shields Jan 21, 2009 … Hamas’s Palestinian Victims: Human Shields … mosques and schools, Hamas chose to put its neighbors in the line of fire, and invited …
http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=2&x_article=1607


IsraCast: Hamas Exploits Gaza Children As Shields Jan 7, 2009 … IDF: “Hamas exploited UNWRA School as launch pad for firing rockets at Israel” … the IAF aircraft struck a school in Beit Hanoun. … territory and IDF forces from within schools, using civilians as human shields, …
http://www.isracast.com/article.aspx?ID=1027&t=Hamas-Exploits-Gaza-Children-As-Shields


Hamas exploitation of civilians as human shields: Photographic … Mar 6, 2008 … Hamas Exploitation of Civilians as Human Shields – IICC, Jan 2009 · Terrorists fire mortars from UNRWA boys’ school in Gaza 31-Oct-2007 …
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Hamas+war+against+Israel/Hamas+exploitation+of+civilians+as+human+shields+-+Photographic+evidence.htm


BBC NEWS | Middle East | Palestinians’ high-risk human shield tactic Nov 20, 2006 … Palestinians in Gaza adopt… tactic of human shields to deter …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6166362.stm


BBC NEWS | Middle East | Human shield deters Israel strike Nov 19, 2006 … ‘Human shields’. “The attack plan was cancelled because of the people there,” … Hamas said in a statement it had carried out the attack, …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6162494.stm

 

RACISM, ANTI-SEMITISM

Congressional Record – Page 16159
– Preview [June 25, 2003]
Europe must take seriously the ideology of anti-Semitism coming out of the Arab and Islamic world. It must denounce the deliberate targeting of Jews by terrorist groups, whether it be al Qaeda or Hamas.

http://books.google.com/books?id=gjsOK4p-UFIC&pg=PA16159

Official PA Newspaper Prints Racist, Anti-Semitic Cartoons
[Published: 05/25/05, 1:45 PM / Last Update: 05/24/05, 8:04 PM]
(IsraelNN.com) Despite repeated calls by the Bush administration to end anti-Israel incitement in the Palestinian Authority media, the official newspaper of the PA continues to regularly publish hate cartoons against Israel and Jews.

Continued incitement against Israel in the PA press flies in the face of U.S. sponsored Road Map plan. Aside from fighting terrorism, one of the primary obligations of the PA under this plan is the elimination of incitement against Israel. As recently as two days ago, at the AIPAC convention in Washington on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called on the Arabs to “end incitement in their media.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20080506130709rn_1/www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/8256

Press Release Israel / Middle-East
 
Anti-Semitism at Core of Hamas Charter


New York, NY, February 27, 2006 … The founding covenant of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group whose leaders are poised to take a central role in the governance of the Palestinian Authority, is committed not only to the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic state in its place, but to raw, unadulterated Jew-hatred.


Adopted in August 1988, the Hamas Charter openly embraces the notorious anti-Semitic forgery, “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” holding it up as evidence that Jews are innately greedy, manipulative and conniving, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  The charter adopts classical anti-Semitic canards: Jews as plotting to control the world, Jews acquiring wealth by stealing, and Jews controlling the levers of power in media, government and finance.  Such stereotypical anti-Semitic canards have been used through the centuries to defame and demonize Jews, leading to violence, pogroms and, ultimately, the Holocaust.


“The Hamas credo is not just anti-Israel, but profoundly anti-Semitic with racism at its core,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.  “The Hamas Charter reads like a modern-day ‘Mein Kampf.’
http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4877_62.htm


The Anti-Semitism of Hamas


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas.


by Meir Litvak


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas (acronym of Harakat al-muqawama al-Islamiyya – Islamic Resistance Movement), a Palestinian national-Islamic movement, which perceives and articulates its conflict with Israel in Manichean and absolutist religious terms. Like most other Islamic movements in the Middle East, Hamas regards the conflict with the latest and most fateful phase of the relentless onslaught waged by western imperialism and culture against Islam since the Crusades. Hamas publications portray the Jews as instruments of the West or, alternatively, as the power that controls and manipulates the West in this war. Concurrently, it views the current struggle as the last link in the war, which the Jews have been waging against Islam since its essence. Consequently, Hamas emphasizes the emphasis on the “Islamic essence” of the Palestinian cause.”
[…]


Modern Anti-Jewish Animosity


The modern anti-Jewish animosity of Islamic movements goes much further than traditional Islam. Although Muslims have always viewed Islam as a superior religion, superseding Judaism, they did not consider Judaism as a heresy, which required eradication, as long as it did not challenge Islam’s rule. Historically, Muslims regarded Christianity as a greater threat than Judaism, and devoted greater attention to it in their polemical literature.
However, due to the conflict with Israel, Judaism rather than Christianity has become the prime enemy for the Islamist organizations, drawing inspiration from anti-Jewish utterances in the Koran and from modern European anti-Semitism.
A good example of this vilification is the Hamas Charter, the movement’s canonical document, which provides a picture of the Jews and Judaism drawn from the notorious anti-Semitic tract, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Article 22, for instance, describes the Jews as controlling the world media with their money and as having established secret organizations throughout the world – such as the Freemasons and Rotary Club – “for the destruction of societies and the fulfilment of the goals of Zionism.” They have “caused revolutions all over the world,” from France in 1789 to Russia in 1917 “in order to fulfil their goal.” Likewise, “with their money, they seized control of the imperialist powers and pushed them to subdue many countries in order to squeeze their resources and spread their corruption.” In addition, Hamas accuses the Jews of fomenting all-important wars in history. Most important, the Jews stood behind the outbreak of World War I, which ‘eliminated’ the Ottoman Empire, the “state of the Islamic Caliphate.” The breakdown of Islamic unity opened the way for the establishment of “the Zionist entity” in Palestine. Likewise, they “were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains by trading in armaments, and paved the way for the establishment of their state.”
Of special significance are the wars, which the Jews have waged against Islam from the time of the Prophet. Accordingly, the Jews opposed the Prophet from the moment he arrived in Medina, in a desperate effort to prevent the spread of Islam, rejecting his generous offers and distorting his message. They tried to harm the Islamic umma (nation) and dominate it.”


Derogatory Descriptions of the Jews


In many of its publications Hamas employs harsh derogatory descriptions of the Jews, often taken from the Koran, such as “blood suckers,” “brothers of apes,” “killers of the prophets,” “human pigs,” and warmongers “the descendants of treachery and deceit,” “butchers.” They are a “cancer expanding” in the land of Palestine, “threatening the entire Islamic world.” They are “spreading corruption” in the land of Islam. “Deceit and usury are stamped in their nature,” and they are all “thieves, monopolists, and usurers.”


Almost every issue of the Hamas organ, Filastin al-Muslima contains articles enumerating the evil deeds and character of the Jews based on an analysis and exegetes of specific suras (chapters) from the Koran.
Particularly significant, in view of the historical record, are the equations, which Hamas makes between the Jews, the Zionists and the Nazis and the denial of the Holocaust. Hamas argues that Israel’s actions exceed those of the Nazis, and that “the Jews represent Nazism in its most criminal form.” Yet, following the Stockholm conference on the Holocaust, held in January 2000, Hamas declared that the conference had:


A clear Zionist goal, aimed at forging history by hiding the truth about the so-called Holocaust, which is an alleged and invented story with no basis . . .. The invention of these grand illusions of an alleged crime that never occurred, ignoring the millions of dead European victims of Nazism during the war, clearly reveals the racist Zionist face, which believes in the superiority of the Jewish race over the rest of the nations.


cAbd al-cAziz al-Rantisi, Hamas leader from Gaza, went further by denying the Holocaust, while simultaneously charging that “the Zionists were behind the Nazis’ murder of many Jews,” with the aim of intimidating and forcing them to immigrate to Palestine. Furthermore, he claimed that the Nazis “received tremendous financial aid from the Zionist banks and monopolies,” prior to their seizure of power and that “this great financial aid helped the Nazis build the military and economic force needed to destroy Europe and annihilate millions.” “When we compare the Zionists to the Nazis,” Rantisi concluded, “We insult the Nazis,” he concluded.
Reviewing the life of the late Pope John Paul II, the Hamas weekly al-Risala concluded that his 1998 letter, in which he apologized to the Jews for the Holocaust was his “greatest crime”.
http://www.pij.org/details.php?id=345


Why Anti-Semitism Is Growing in Germany


By Donald Snyder
Published December 22, 2010, issue of December 31, 2010.

Meanwhile, many of Germany’s 4 million Muslims stay connected with events in the Middle East via cable television networks, such as Hezbollah’s Al-Manar and Hamas’s Al-Aqsa. These are anti-Semitic networks that promote Holocaust denial.


Videos justifying the persecution of Jews and promoting child martyrdom for Islam are shown daily on these networks, fueling anti-Semitism among Muslim youth in Germany.


“You cannot undo with education what these satellite broadcasts are doing,” said Matthias Kuntzel, an author and political scientist, in a phone interview from Hamburg.


The programs are fed to Germany on Egyptian and Saudi Arabian satellites. Both countries have refused repeated German requests to stop transmitting Al-Manar. German law prohibits the dissemination of hate. Although Al-Manar was banned in 2008, private homes with satellite dishes continue to receive its programs, making the ban ineffective.
http://www.forward.com/articles/134143/

The New York Times Israel Correspondent Shows His Hostility
Barry Rubin
June 27, 2006

[…]

Why, then, is Erlanger obsessed with this distinction? I suggest that what Erlanger is actually saying is that what is really bad about Hamas is not that it is a racist, terrorist group with genocidal intentions against Israelis but that it is an Islamist organization. If, after all, Hamas is exercising a just right of resistance motivated by Israeli misdeeds, how can it be condemned on those grounds? The trouble with Hamas is that it is a ‘right wing’ religious group rather than a ‘left wing’ nationalist one.

http://www.gloria-center.org/gloria/2006/06/the-new-york-times-israel-correspondent-shows-his-hostility.html

Congressional Record, May 22, 2006, Page 904
[Mr. ACKERMAN…] Hamas has made clear again and again that they will not be held answerable for the hundreds of innocent civilians they slaughtered with bombs. They will not be held accountable for their overt racism and vile anti-Semitic bigotry.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yX43KGyuIlsC&pg=PA9043

 

CALIPHATE

Wanted: a caliphate – Haaretz – Israel News – Hamas ran on one ticket and used a single name: the Change and Reform List. It used the same name in the general elections. “We vote however we want,”
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=661486&contrassID=2&subContrassID=15&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

Towards a global caliphate :: Damian Thompson – 24 Aug 2007 … The goal of a worldwide caliphate is emerging as an increasingly … is actually a member of HAMAS, that group who wants to ‘eradicate’ all …
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/damian_thompson/blog/2007/08/24/towards_a_global_caliphate

Over 10,000 Palestinians Attend West Bank Rally to Restore Islamic Caliphate 
A crowd of more than 10,000 Palestinians Saturday heard denunciations of the PA leadership in the West Bank as infidels at a Liberation Party rally on the sports field of the Quaker-run Friends School in Ramallah.
The party calls for re-establishing the caliphate, or Islamic state, across the Muslim world.
“The caliphate is coming,” read a large poster on the wall of the field.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/11/africa/ME-GEN-Palestinians-Islamic-Movement.php

Fatah leaders meet to discuss Hamas | Jerusalem Post, The relatively small party, which is seen as more extreme than Hamas, … declaring an Islamic caliphate in the Gaza Strip during Friday prayers, …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1154525933042&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Challenges to the cohesion of the Arab state – Page 170 – Asher Susser – (The Moshe Dayan Cente) 2008 (ISBN 9652240796, 9789652240798) – 264 pages – Full view
In the early 1990s, Hamas spokesmen dismissed doubts concerning the realization of a universal Islamic caliphate. For instance, Mahmud al-Zahhar, a Hamas leader in Gaza, claimed that Palestine had always been part of a greater Islamic state and that a distinct Palestinian state had never existed. A comparison between the religious Islamic past and the currently divided Arab world led Zahar to the conclusion that the framework of separate states had utterly failed. He even pointed to the formation of the European Union as an example of the world-wide trend of establishing supranational political units, which the Muslims should adopt as well. If the caliphs were able to control the Muslim nation in the age of the camel and the donkey, then al-Zahar assumed, that the task should be all the more easier today thanks to the modern means of communication and transport. Notwithstanding the movement’s pan- Islamic ambition, spokesmen still gave preference to the Palestinian component of their ideology, even within the framework of the pan- Islamic vision. Accordingly, some of its spokesmen even believed that Jerusalem, not Mecca, would become the capital of the future Islamic caliphate.40 Another example of the wavering between the Islamic vision and the distinct Palestinian identity was the debate between Hamas and al-Qai’da over the priorities of the Islamic struggle.
http://books.google.com/books?id=BVBTqq68ZvQC&pg=PA170

They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It – Page 121 – Brigitte Gabriel – (Macmilla) 2010 (ISBN 0312571283, 9780312571283) – 288 pages – Preview
They are articulating their goals and recruiting thousands of faithful to join the holy fight to reestablish the caliphate and the return of Islamic pride. In a sermon that aired on Hamas’ Al-Aksa TV on April 11, 2008, Yunis Al-Astal, Hamas MP and cleric, told worshipers that Rome, “the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital,” would soon be conquered by Islam, just as Constantinople was. It then, he said, would become “an advance post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe.”

http://books.google.com/books?id=2gArREFZ4NMC&pg=PA121

The Caliphate is Coming
By Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, January 31, 2006
To Mousa Abu Marzuk, Deputy Chief of Hamas’ Political Bureau in Damascus, HAMAS’ triumph is an important springboard towards the establishment of the Caliphate ­– a global Islamic state, where life would be dictated by the Shari’a.
In a statement Abu Marzuk made on January 26, following HAMAS’ sweeping victory of the Palestinian legislative elections, he said that HAMAS, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), is reaping the fruits of its efforts over the last six decades. It was established in Palestine in 1936 – not in 1987, as most mistakenly think. Since then, the movement, according to Abu Marzuk, has carried out its political, social agenda, including Dawa (Prosetylization) and Jihad.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=9446CA77-BD91-4D8B-8AA6-00FCC2F0F8CA

 

ISLAMOFASCISM – ANTI ALL NON MUSLIMS

Terror leaders describe America bound by Islam – Yasser Hamad, a cleric and a Hamas leader in the northern West Bank, …. The under-reported story of Christian persecution in the Middle East as told by …
www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58529

Gaza Strip! – Persecuted Christians
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=13291&pst=961409

Muslim persecution will drive Christians out of …Palestinian territories…
http://www.yourish.com/2007/12/04/4069

Hamas’ Christian convert: I’ve left a society that sanctifies terror
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1007097.html 

‘Christians must accept Islamic rule’ – Israel News, 19 Jun 2007 … “I expect our Christian neighbors to understand the new Hamas rule means real changes. They must be ready for Islamic rule if they want to …
http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3414753,00.html

Hamas Charter – Christian Action for Israel Israeli: The 36 article Charter of Hamas was apparently drafted by some heads of …. “And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor with Christians, …There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad… Under the shadow of Islam… Islam, Christianity and Judaism.. Safety and security can only prevail under the shadow of Islam…
http://christianactionforisrael.org/isreport/hamas.html

Hamas
Allah, kill Christians and Jews “to the last one”

by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

[Dec. 8, 2010]

A video on official Hamas TV calls for Allah to kill Jews, Christians, Communists and their supporters. The video asks Allah to “count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”

As Palestinian Media Watch has reported this call for the killing of non-Muslims was a regular pronouncement by both Palestinian Authority (Fatah) and Hamas political and religious leaders for many years starting in July 2000.

For years, sermons by religious leaders on official Palestinian Authority TV under Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas routinely presented the killing of Jews as a religious obligation and a fulfillment of the Islamic ideal.

Due to PMW’s exposure of these sermons, which led to international criticism and pressure, Mahmoud Abbas, whose office controls PA TV, has been forced to prevent the broadcast of sermons calling for extermination of Jews on PA TV.

The latest sermon of this nature on PA TV was in January 2010.

[…]see the section on PMW’s website documenting the PA and Hamas depicting the killing of Jews as an Islamic obligation.

The following is the transcript of the Hamas video clip:

“Allah, oh our Lord, vanquish Your enemies, enemies of the religion
[Islam] in all places.
Allah, strike the Jews and their sympathizers,
the Christians and their supporters,
the Communists and their adherents.
Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Dec. 3, 2010]
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=3895

http://europenews.dk/en/node/38040


Arab-Muslim “Palestinian” Hamas’ “Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades” – a profile of terror and racism

Islamic terrorists Hamas’ Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades


TERRORISM

The brigade is Hamas’ (the totalitarian Islamic jihadists who proud themselves as being “democratically elected” government of the Arab Palestinians in Gaza) military wing, according to its own words and by experts.
http://www.mideastweb.org/Middle-East-Encyclopedia/izz_ad-din_al-qassam_brigades.htm

Recognized as a terrorist organization by:

The U.S.

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/45313.pdf

Australia
http://www.ag.gov.au/agd/WWW/nationalsecurity.nsf/Page/What_Governments_are_doing_Listing_of_Terrorism_Organisations_Hamas&apos

EU

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/oj/2005/l_340/l_34020051223en00640066.pdf

And the UK
http://security.homeoffice.gov.uk/legislation/current-legislation/terrorism-act-2000/proscribed-terrorist-groups?version=1



RACISM, NAZISM

Monday, November 25, 2002
The Hamas advocates Killing Jews, simply for being Jews

[…]
IDF Spoksperson 24 November 2002

The Iz-Adin Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas, published
(23 November 2002) a bulletin on their official website, advocating the
murder of Jews simply for the fact of that they are Jews.

The bulletin was published to commemerate the anniversary of the death of Imad Akal, a senior Hamas official, killed in the Gaza Strip on November 24, 1993. The bulletin quotes Akal as saying: “We will knock on the doors of Heaven with the skulls of the Jews”. The bulletin depicts an axe shattering the word “Al-Yahud” (Jews) and splintering the skulls of Jews. The words Al-Qassam are engraved on the axe.

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=14650

Here are some examples of the racist Arab-Palestinian Hamas’ “Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades” from its own site

These include official attitudes and Hate, Jihadi Messages (like calls: to kill all Jews and Christians), posted since Aug/Sep/Oct 2010, still left on December 22, 2010.
It entails:

  • Sympathizing with Holocaust denial/deniers, perpetuating Nazi-type theories about Jews.
  • Protesting Holocaust remembreance
  • Racist Islamic-Militant dehumanization of Jews as “apes and swine”
  • Despite some vague declarations, in reality, the underline message (though not publically/officially) is that the ‘war is on the JEWS’ as a whole.’
  • Calling for [ethnic cleansing] expulsion of all Jews from the entire area.
  • Justifying killing Jews who “derserve death.”
  • Ironically, or rather typically, these real Racist Arabs, actual Muslim bigots and hidden Nazis’ sympathizers use the terminology: “racism,” or/and “fascism” and even “nazism.” (coating their messages with connecting anti-radical-terrorists operation with something about supposed “against non-Jews” crap, along the lines of KKK’s David Duke language) – to demonize Israeli defenders.

___________________


Zahar: Jews will soon be expelled from Palestine – Ezzedeen Al …Jul 11, 2010 … Israeli orthodox Jews pause for a picture with the portraits of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat , right, and Palestinian President …

qassam.ps/news-3735-Zahar_Jews_will_soon_be_expelled_from_ Palestine.html


Jews kill Holocaust skeptic in Poland – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Jews kill Holocaust skeptic in Poland. 22-06-2010,11:49. Al Qassam website/ Agencies-Poland, June 22, 2010-The body of Dariusz Ratajczak, a Polish author, …

qassam.ps/news-3011-Jews_kill_Holocaust_skeptic_in_Poland.html


The Palestinian resistance is legal – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Aug 2, 2010 … The Jewish people will not rest and will not feel comfortable and stability … If people continue to Jews in Palestine and the Middle East, …

qassam.ps/interview-2380-The_Palestinian_resistance_is_legal.html


Palestinian Anger.. – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades May 31, 2010… these attacks,lets see if there will be sanctions against the israelis,if not, it shows the world is run by jews and we are all doomed …

qassam.ps/news-2907-Palestinian_Anger_over_Israeli_massacre.html


Sheihk Salah Shehada.. The Third Anniversary of Martyrdom …Dec 3, 2006 … The Jews do not like anyone holding this idea; Salah Shehada should be … The fighting against jews continued till the coming of the PA. …

qassam.ps/news-101-Sheihk_Salah_ShehadaThe_Third_Anniversary_ of_Martyrdom.html


Abed el-Aziz Al-Rantisi – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam BrigadesThe same question was answered when the Jews (the descendants of apes and swine) assassinated Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. When the Sheikh was assassinated Dr Abed …

qassam.ps/specialfile-221-Abed_el_Aziz_Al_Rantisi.html


Hamas castigates UNRWA for its “suspicious” trips – Ezzedeen Al …Dec 18, 2010 … UNRWA teaching staff taught the students how the Jews suffered at the hands of the German Nazis, and expressed sympathy for them. …

qassam.ps/news-3931-Hamas_castigates_UNRWA_for_its_suspicious_trips.html




Israel kills Palestinian in Khanyounis – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Aug 17, 2010 … CNN broadcaster fired after telling fact about Jews … inshallah one day aqsa will be free from jews and crusaders may allah hely my …
qassam.ps/news-3296-Israel_kills_Palestinian_in_Khanyounis.html



Israeli violations of international & humanitarian law (30 …Sep 10, 2010 … FUSH ALL JEWS IN THE WORLD



Added: Saturday, 09 October,2010, 20:59 GMT



Please , Please destroy them !!! you are the proud of Million peoples in the world !! your resistance and your fight is like sun’s light in dark world !!! i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu



ISLAM, Norway
qassam.ps/occupation_terrorism-3553-Israeli_violations_of_international__humanitarian_law_30_September__06_October_2010.html


Al Qassam mourns leader Essa Al Batran – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades… Added: Saturday, 31 July,2010, 15:00 GMT


Jews deserve death…


Aron, Australia

qassam.ps/news-3201-Al_Qassam_Brigades_mourns_leader_Essa_Al_Batran.html



Ramallah, heroic operation against settlers – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam …Sep 2, 2010 … niiiice guyz, i luv to see dead jews. its good to see u doing ur work, i hope u can kill many more of those fu cking jews. AL-MAWT LI ISRAIL! …
qassam.ps/news-3368-Ramallah_A_new_heroic_operation_against_ Zionist_settlers.html

Islam Uber Alles? :: Does Islam and Shariah Have More In Common With Nazi Ideology Than With Religion

December 1, 2010

Islam Uber Alles?

Does Islam and Shariah Have More In Common With Nazi Ideology Than With Religion?

By Steven Simpson Monday, October 11, 2010

Since the atrocities committed on 9/11/01 by Middle Eastern Muslim terrorists in the name of Islam, people in the U.S. and West have debated whether Islam is “a religion of peace” or more of an all-encompassing totalitarian ideology cloaked in religious garb. Unfortunately, it appears that the Qur’an, Shariah, and the Islamic terrorist attacks of the last thirty years, indicate that Islam is indeed a totalitarian ideology engaged in an effort of world-wide conquest much like Nazism. The major difference being that Nazism was based on racial affiliation while Islam is based on religious affiliation.

The word “Islam” – contrary to popular belief – means “submission” and not “peace.” When Islam was founded by Muhammad ibn Abdallah in the 7th century, it conquered the Arabian Peninsula through bloody wars and conquests against fellow Arabs, and Jewish tribes. After the consolidation of Islam in Arabia, the Arabs quickly moved out to conquer the Persian and Byzantine empires, as well as parts of India, and subsequently Spain. All was done under the sword or through discrimination. It was not done by peacefully proselytizing the indigenous populations.

A Brief Overview of Shariah:

The holy book of Islam – the Qur’an – contains laws and commandments for the believing Muslim. It is also a book that is replete with references to war, conquest, and the treatment of non-Muslims. From the Qur’an (primarily), and the Sunnah and Hadith (secondarily) came – amongst other principles – the exegesis (tafsir) and jurisprudence (fiqh) of how the laws, sayings, customs, and traditions of Muhammad were to be interpreted. Thus was born Shariah (meaning the “path”). Shariah is not a simple concept to explain (even by and for Muslims), but it can simply be equated with “Islamic law.”

Shariah dictates every aspect of a Muslim’s life – both private and public. It is a total system that not only encompasses the individual, but how the government should rule as well. Islam is therefore a religio-political entity and ideally guided by a caliph (“successor”) to Muhammad. However, the Caliph came to be something of a “supreme leader” as both the head of government and the head of religion. In short, there is no separation of “mosque and state” in an ideal Islamic setting.

While different schools of Shariah exist with various interpretations of the Qur’an, Sunnah, and Hadith, all see Islam and Muslims as superior to every other religion, and view non-Muslims as “dhimmi” (plural, “dhimma”) who are regarded as inferior to Muslims under Islamic law. It is the dhimma (namely Jews, Christians, and other monotheistic religions) who must pay the jizya and kharaj (poll and land taxes) because they do not recognize the Qur’an. They must also wear distinctive clothing (usually yellow for Jews, and blue for Christians.)

The Nazi-Islamic Alliance:

During the 1930’s Muslims of all different nationalities (most notably Arabs and Persians) were very sympathetic to Adolph Hitler and Nazism. The reverse was also true. Hitler and Heinrich Himmler only had respectful things to say of Islam, and Hitler himself had said that it would have been better if Germany had possessed the “Mohammedan religion” rather than the “meekness and flabbiness” of Christianity.

At the same time, in the Arab world, Nazi-like movements began to spring up. There were the “Nazi Scouts” of Arab youth in British mandated Palestine (based on the Hitler Youth) the “Green Shirts” of Egypt, and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party. Even the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt was influenced by the Nazis in its political ideology, and many fleeing Nazis were warmly welcomed in Arab countries after World War II.

But Nazi ideology also had an effect in non-Arab Muslim countries, such as Iran. In 1935, Persia was renamed Iran (Land of the Aryans) and Reza Shah Pahlavi, the ruler of Persia/Iran had an open admiration for Hitler. There was also an Iranian Nazi party known as SUMKA with its own Nazi-like symbol. However, fears among the allies were so great that the British had Reza Shah deposed because of perceived German influence in Iran. Indeed, Churchill had at least on one occasion compared the Qur’an to Mein Kampf.

It was during this period, that the Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini sought out Adolph Hitler and other top Nazis in order to apply the Arab/Muslim “Final Solution to the Jewish Question” in the Middle East. Hitler and Himmler were very receptive, and with the help of the Mufti, Himmler raised two Muslim Waffen SS divisions; one from Bosnia (Handschar, meaning “scimitar”), and one from Albania. There were also lesser known Waffen SS divisions made up of Muslims from the Soviet Caucasus. Hitler promised Husseini that once the Germans penetrated through the Caucasus, the “hour of liberation” for the Arabs would come.

How could devout Muslims ally themselves so willingly with a basically pagan, racist ideology like that of Nazism? The answer is simple. Nazism, like Islam, is driven by a dictatorial totalitarian system with a “leader principle” that divides the world into the “superior” and “inferior.” One can easily substitute the terms “Fuhrer, “Aryan,” “Ubermensch,” and “Untermensch,” for “Caliph,” “Muslim,” “dhimmi,” and “kafir”. And there is also the concept of “jihad” in Islam which divides the world into “dar al-Islam” (house of Islam, where Muslims rule) and “dar al harb” (house of war, where “infidels” rule). And like Islam, which seeks the total Islamization of the world, Nazism also sought the total domination of the “Aryan” over the “non-Aryan” and the total extermination of the Jews. As previously alluded to, the wearing of yellow clothing was a Muslim invention, not a Nazi one. And there is also a genocidal Hadith that exists from the 7th century which speaks of a final war between the Muslims and Jews, resulting in the latter’s total annihilation. This Hadith is quite openly spoken of in the Muslim world to this day, as is the boasting of Muhammad’s “ethnic cleansing” through murder and expulsion of the Jews living in Arabia.

The Final Chapter?
The Muslim attacks of 9/11 should have woken up America and the West to what Islam is – and isn’t. Instead, the masses received from world leaders nothing but platitudes and compliments for Islam which George W. Bush constantly referred to as a “religion of peace.” And, of course, the words “Islam” and “terrorism” could never be mentioned in the same sentence.

Perhaps the real issue is not Shariah per se, but Islam and the Qur’an as a whole. While the world argues about “moderate” and “radical” Islam, fundamentalist Muslims plan the demise of the Western world and its Judeo-Christian concepts and values. Under the guise of “taqiyyah” (dissimulation), Muslims either seek the conversion of non-Muslims peacefully through “dawa” (the call), or more likely, through “jihad” (holy war). In the words of convicted failed Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, “Brace yourselves, because the war with Muslims has just begun. Consider me only a first droplet of the blood that will follow me.”

In the early 1930’s the free world made the mistake of dismissing Hitler’s words as mere threats and ravings. Will the West make the same mistake when continually confronted with Islamic terror?

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/28604