In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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Terrorist Or Freedom Fighter?
If I were an Iraqi, as I am an American, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms ! – Never! Never! Never! : Allen L Roland
Butcher – Genocide Crime : The anatomy of a massacre
Wissam talks slowly but without tears as he describes what happened next. “I lost sight of Myrna. I just couldn’t see her any more for the dust flying around. Then the helicopter came back and started firing its guns at the children, at any of them who moved. I ran away behind a tel [a small hill] and lay there and pretended to be dead because I knew the pilot would kill me if I moved. Some of the children were in bits.”
Joining Islam in prayer, but with a purpose: Christian campaign during Ramadan, Groups hope to convert Muslims
As Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan, Christians worldwide are praying along with them. But the extra prayers may not be welcome. In a campaign called the “30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus,” Christians are asking God to help Muslims accept Jesus Christ.
The project is organized by a loose association of evangelical groups that includes Youth With A Mission, which works in Canada as well as in some 150 other countries.
Narrow Minded : Can’t a person even have a quiet cup of coffee without some war-monger flashing their pro-war message in our faces?
Will you drink at Tim Horton’s Again? Read this….
MMN NOTE: Muslims already accept Jesus Christ. It is a requirement of their faith. He was a prophet of Allah in a long line of prophets who all taught the same message- that Allah is one and beside Him there is no other. An interesting book- written by a Muslim and entitled “What Did Jesus Really Say?” – can be read at: http://wings.buffalo.edu/sa/muslim/library/jesus-say/contents.html
Racism and bigotry have no place on Canadian airwaves
Muslim Council of Montreal applauds CRTC decision against Société Radio-Canada (SRC)
(Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 30, 2006) – The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) welcomes the recent decision of the CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission), finding the Société Radio-Canada (SRC) guilty of violating federal anti-discriminatory regulations by broadcasting the racist and offensive statements of Doc Mailloux during the Tout le monde en parle show (September 25, 2005).
Surprises in survey of Muslim women
WASHINGTON Muslim women do not think they are conditioned to accept second-class status or view themselves as oppressed, according to a survey released by The Gallup Organization.
According to the poll, conducted in 2005, a strong majority of Muslim women believe they should have the right to vote without influence, work outside the home and serve in the highest levels of government. In more than 8,000 face- to-face interviews conducted in eight predominantly Muslim countries, the survey found that many women in the Muslim world did not see gender issues as a priority because other issues were more pressing.
Islamophobia : Why I’m Banned in the USA
My experience reveals how U.S. authorities seek to suppress dissenting voices and — by excluding people such as me from their country — manipulate political debate in America. Unfortunately, the U.S. government’s paranoia has evolved far beyond a fear of particular individuals and taken on a much more insidious form: the fear of ideas.
CANADA: FOUR MEN HAUNTED BY TORTURE – Canada Sued for Torture Deportations
Abdullah Almalki often shrinks from the distress of his children, terrified by the memories their crying unleashes.
Almalki, 35, a Carleton University graduate and a father of six, endured 22 months in Syrian jails where, he says, he was repeatedly tortured and interrogated based on information that could only have originated with Canadian security officials.
See also: Air Canada to halt deportations aboard its aircraft
Kassim Mohamed’s battle with secrecy
Kassim Mohamed is struggling to clear his name in court, after being investigated as a possible terrorist. And his battle should concern everyone who cares about civil rights.
Dictatorship – War Monger: A Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy?
Next week, President Bush will sign the “Military Commissions Act of 2006” into law. – The law will allow Bush to imprison anyone he chooses and abuse them as he sees fit. It places Bush above the law, our first American monarch.
White House on a Rampage Against the Constitution : Torturer-in-Chief
The messianic, authoritarian George W. Bush and the minds of his cohorts have further collapsed the rule of law with his bulldozing through a divided Congress more dictatorial powers in his increasingly self-defined, self-serving and failing “war on terror.”
Detainee Bill Shifts Power to President
Rather than reining in the formidable presidential powers Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have asserted since Sept. 11, 2001, the law gives some of those powers a solid statutory foundation. In effect it allows the president to identify enemies, imprison them indefinitely
US Congress gives green light to human rights violations in the ‘war on terror’
By passing the Military Commissions Act, the US Congress has given its stamp of approval to human rights violations committed by the USA in the “war on terror”, and has turned bad executive policy into bad domestic law.
US violated world’s privacy with secret SWIFT checks
The US Treasury’s Terrorist Finance Tracking programme had violated the privacy of up to 7,800 international financial institutions in its secret trawl through financial records held by the Belgian firm SWIFT.
Detainee bill lifts Bush’s power to new heights / President now has legal authority even courts can’t challenge
With the final passage through Congress of the detainee treatment bill, President Bush achieved a signal victory Friday, shoring up with legislation his determined campaign against terrorism in the face of challenges from critics and the courts.
Rather than reining in the formidable presidential powers that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have asserted since Sept. 11, 2001, the law gives some of those powers a solid statutory foundation. In effect it allows the president to identify enemies, imprison them indefinitely and interrogate them — albeit with a ban on the harshest treatment — beyond the reach of the full court reviews traditionally afforded criminal defendants and ordinary prisoners.
To mark the passage of this legislation, there should be a national day of mourning, and a memorial service, for the U.S. Conststitution and Bill of Rights.
Dictatorship : “What Are We Becoming?”
Cafferty: President Bush is trying to pardon himself. Here’s the deal: Under the War Crimes Act, violations of the Geneva Conventions are felonies, in some cases punishable by death. When the Supreme Court ruled that the Geneva Convention applied to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees, President Bush and his boys were suddenly in big trouble. They’ve been working these prisoners over pretty good. In an effort to avoid possible prosecution they’re trying to cram this bill through Congress before the end of the week before Congress adjourns. The reason there’s such a rush to do this? If the Democrats get control of the House in November this kind of legislation probably wouldn’t pass.
Bush calls for ‘world offensive’
STUNG by criticism, US President George W. Bush has called for fighting America’s enemies “across the world” as he stepped up his counter-offensive following charges that his policies were breeding a new generation of Islamic terrorists.
Manufacturing Terror : Oil, Lily Pad Bases and Torture
Why is the Bush administration so attached to torturing people that it would pressure a supine Congress into raping the US constitution by explicitly permitting some torture techniques and abolishing habeas corpus for certain categories of prisoners?
America goes too far
Historian Paul Kennedy tells Ezzat Ibrahim that the great wheel of history is turning against the United States
Two Months Before 9/11, an Urgent Warning to Rice
Black laid out the case, consisting of communications intercepts and other top-secret intelligence showing the increasing likelihood that al-Qaeda would soon attack the United States
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 250,000
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2713
The War in Iraq Costs $330,722,660,208 – See the cost in your community
Iraq War Crime : Secret Reports Dispute White House Optimism
Instead of a “long retreat,” the report forecast a more violent 2007: “Insurgents and terrorists retain the resources and capabilities to sustain and even increase current level of violence through the next year.”
Over 800 attacks every week in Iraq
Colonel says only pullout will end insurgency
Truth about the War in Iraq
With the time to the November election running down, I wanted to point out a few truths about the Iraq War. President Bush has repeatedly spoon fed the American people this line about how the war in Iraq is a central front in the War on Terror. But the facts speak differently. The facts show that we created this front and that prior to our invasion of Iraq, Hussein and Bin Laden were enemies. In fact, Bin Laden wanted Hussein dead. But let’s not confuse people with the facts!
Insurgents spreading Iraq coup rumors
Anti-government insurgents are spreading false rumors about an attempted coup in Baghdad, the government said Saturday, as the city was placed under curfew.
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At least 22 killed in ongoing U.S. Occupation
Police retrieved five bodies, including that of a school girl, from the river Tigris in the town of Suwayra, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. All bodies were shot in the head and chest.
More than 12 kiled in occupied Iraq
Eight bodies were found in Baquba, north east of Baghdad, on Saturday including three belonged to a father and his two sons, police sources said.
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,711
US Soldier Died in Accident in Northern Iraq
Interpreter for US Killed in Iraq
Soldier From Brighton (NY) Killed in Iraq
Iraq Bomb Seriously Injures Two British Soldiers
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 30 September 2006.
- Resistance bomb in al-Hadithah leaves two American soldiers reported dead Saturday morning.
- Resistance bomb rips through column of four-wheel drive vehicles carrying unidentified foreigners in western Baghdad midday Saturday.
- Heavy fighting rages in Tikrit as Resistance men assault US intelligence headquarters Saturday night.
- Resistance battles US Marines in fierce fighting in Hit midday Saturday.
- Resistance bomb blasts US vehicle in al-Fallujah shortly after midnight Saturday morning.
- Resistance bomb blasts Iraqi puppet troops near al-Khalidiyah.
- Resistance fighters ambush US patrol in Yathrib late Friday night.
- Resistance attacks, wounds puppet police colonel in Kirkuk.
- Resistance car bomber blasts puppet police checkpoint in Tall ‘Afar.
- Resistance bomb targets puppet police patrol in al-Mawsil.
Betrayed: How we have failed our troops in Afghanistan
British soldiers six times more likely to die in Afghan conflict than in Iraq
Nato unable to find Afghanistan reinforcements
NATO yesterday failed to find any volunteers to contribute 2,500 reinforcements that are needed for combat duty in Afghanistan.
Suicide bomber kills 12 in Kabul
A suicide bomber strapped with explosives detonated in front of the Afghan Interior Ministry on Saturday as staffers arrived for work, killing at least 12 people and wounding 42
Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing Operation
An inside look at the ethnic cleansing of Palestine with author and journalist Jonathan Cook
The ethnic cleansing of Palestine
In this controversial new book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Ilan Pappe uses recently declassified archival sources to investigate the fate suffered by the indigenous population of 1940s Palestine at the hands of the Zionist political and military leadership, whose actions led to the mass deportation of over a million Palestinians from their cities and villages
Humiliation at 33,000 feet: Top British architect tells of terror ‘arrest’
To the applause of fellow passengers, the Jewish designer was escorted from a New York flight as a potential bomber. Because, he tells Sophie Goodchild, of his holiday tan
September 2006 Newsletter on Palestinian Women Prisoners
Israeli Occupation Forces Kill 4 Civilians, including 2 brothers, in the Gaza Strip
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) has committed two new war crimes in the Gaza Strip over the past two days, resulting in the death of 4 Palestinian civilians. Two of the victims were children brothers, and were killed when IOF fired a surface-to-surface rocket at them without any justification. The other two were killed in Rafah in an extra-judicial execution crime, which also resulted in the injury of 2 others, one of them a child.
Roundup: Israel Accused of Stealing Water, Oil Spill Continues Damage, Lebanese Economy, Humanitarian Update
A Selection of Must-Read News Stories on the Conflict. Updated Daily.
Mother Jones Washington Bureau – September 29 , 2006 Lebanese Accuse Isreal of Stealing Water
4 Killed as Palestinian cabinet building stormed
A Palestinian government compound has been stormed by protesters in the West Bank after four people died and at least 30 people were injured in similar clashes in Gaza.
Two Palestinians killed by Israeli bomb in occupied Gaza
Witnesses said that the missile struck a group of pedestrians.
Appeasement Driven by Oil – The Bush Administration and Darfur
Appeasement driven by oil is surely as reprehensible as any. When confronted with reality, this President is clearly reluctant to confront the genuine “Islamo-terrorists” of his nightmares.
Attack On Iran Inevitable – Nuke Use In White House Plan
Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner (ret.) says U.S. forces will assassinate Iran’s leadership.
Retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner on the probability of air strikes on Iran and the likely consequences. Click here to view. Real video and windows media.
US set to punish Iran’s partners
The US Congress has approved a new set of sanctions against countries that continue nuclear cooperation with Iran and those that sell it advanced weaponry.
AMERICA is going to have to learn to live with a nuclear Iran, US intelligence analysts have concluded at a secret meeting near Washington.
Why did the Iranians hate the Shah and the U.S.?: 8 minute video
A Short History Of U.S. / Iranian Relationship
Venezuela’s Chavez says assassination attempt against him foiled
President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that an attempt was made to assassinate him recently and that those responsible fled to Colombia.
U.S. boots step on a Caribbean flea
Near the end of October, we will mark the twenty-third anniversary of a momentous American victory…a military operation that not only warmed Ronald Raygun’s cold, cold heart but was also deemed film-worthy by the former mayor of Carmel, California. Yes, of course, I’m talking about the October 25, 1983 “liberation” of Grenada.
“The Panama Deception”
This film shows how the U.S. attacked Panama and killed 3 or 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. (Sound familiar?) It won the Academy Award for best documentary.
Most Democrats Voting For Bush Torture Bill Silent
The 12 Democrats who checked their consciences at the Senate cloakroom and voted in favor of the Bush Administration’s torture bill, have almost nothing to say about their votes. In case you haven’t seen the roster of who voted with Republicans on this, here they are:
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