In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
=== News Update ===
Criticism of the veil is not about liberating women
One of the more distasteful features of the wave of attacks on Muslims has been the sight of feminists lining up to support Jack Straw’s comments against the veil. Women who claim they believe in liberation should know better. The women’s movement of the 1960s was anti-racist, coming out of the civil rights and anti-war movements in the US.
Those who espouse their ideas today are attacking some of the most oppressed women in the name of liberating them. Their assumption is that any Muslim woman who wears the veil or the hijab does so because of pressure. This is false – some women may fit into this category, but many Muslim women choose to wear the niqab or the hijab for their identity, or for political or other reasons. They are making a statement which they have every right to make.
You would think from the attacks that it was only among Muslims that women’s oppression still exists. In fact, women in the West do not have even the most basic equality, despite nominal lip service to the term.
Note: This article should be read after: Warmongers play race card
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 655,000
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2771
Cost of America’s War in Iraq $334,899,987,539 – See the cost in your community
Genocide in Iraq
The Numbers Tell the Horrific Story of a Lying Government and Complicit Corporate Media
Why Bush Smiles: Victory is at Hand in Iraq
Yes, victory. You wonder why Bush and his minions maintain the seemingly irrational belief that “things are going well” in Iraq, that “we’re making progress,” etc.? That’s because things are going well in the war they are fighting: the war for money and power.
The worst in Iraq is still to come
In the US, Iraq is now primarily an electoral rather than a nation-building, humanitarian or counter-terrorism issue. With the Republicans fighting to retain control of Congress in next month’s midterm polls, George Bush’s Middle East freedom mission has become a hard-nosed numbers game.
Iraq: Leave Or Be Forced Out
The United States is not militarily capable of preventing the worse war yet to come, and trying to do so would only start a new war between the United States and the Shiites who want the U.S. to leave. Since we cannot prevent sectarian violence, the only question is whether we leave before the inevitable confrontation with Shiitesa battle U.S. troops would certainly lose.
The Ground Truth : The Human Cost Of War
Sometimes the greatest act of courage is to tell the truth, Must Watch Video
Stewart in Leg-irons; the latest victory in the war on terror
So far, Bush’s only triumph in his muddled war on terror has been locking up the two Stewart Sisters, Lynne and Martha. (They’re not really sisters) Neither posed any threat to national security, but that’s beside the point. Their arrest sends a chilling message to “home-decoration mavens” and 67 year old cancer patients that they’d better “watch their step” or they’ll find themselves in prison-pinstripes.
The propaganda of our times
J.B. Priestly in the Root Is Fear wrote: “Almost all propaganda is designed to create fear. Heads of governments and their officials know that a frightened people are easier to govern, will forfeit rights it would otherwise defend, are less likely to demand a better life, and will agree to millions and millions being spent on ‘defense’.” Between now and Election Day we’ll see Karl Rove’s minions flaunt the Islamic Fascist line repeatedly and unabashedly to garner votes.
Islamic Army in Iraq Issues Video of Ammunition Facility Bombing in Baghdad, Commenting on the Operation at the Falcon Base
Video of the Iraqi resistance operations
US Army AMMO DUMP ATTACK with secondarys
Note how they are asking if the burning ammo dump had chemical weapons.
The courts are starting to accept that the war against Iraq is a crime
In Britain and Ireland, protesters who have deliberately damaged military equipment are walking from the dock
Iraqi Judge Sentences U.S. Citizen To Death After U.S. Military “Demanded” the Man Be Executed
An Iraqi-born US citizen is in a battle to save his life as he tries to avoid execution in Baghdad. But he’s not up against insurgents groups he’s up against the Iraqi and US governments.
The End of Press Freedom in Iraq?
Saddam: Kurds dividing Iraq for Israeli benefit
“This will only serve the separation,” Saddam said, referring to the deepening division among Iraqis as shown by the rising death toll in the insurgency and sectarian fighting.
Blame the Iraqi’s: Dennis Ross: A plan for Iraq
Staying the course is a prescription for avoiding reality. But simply setting a deadline and withdrawing might also constitute a form of denial — denial of what will happen in the region after a precipitous pullout.
Iraqis Ask Why U.S. Forces Didn’t Intervene in Balad
…In the aftermath of the reprisals, some residents of Balad asked why American troops had not intervened when the killings began in earnest on Saturday. One of the largest American military bases in Iraq, Camp Anaconda, which includes a sprawling air base that serves as the logistical hub of the war, is nearby. “People are bewildered because of the weak response by the Americans,” said one Balad resident who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals. “They used to patrol the city every day, but when the violence started, we didn’t see any sign of them.”….
Iraq: At least 73 killed as U.S occupation rages on
65 bodies were found in different districts of Baghdad since Sunday night, an Interior Ministry source said.
Open letter to Danish MP Villy Soevndal: Impunity for the Danish responsible for 655.000 dead Iraqis?
2 U.S. army copters crash in Baghdad
Two U.S. Army helicopters crashed in south-west Baghdad, killing two soldiers and injuring two others, the U.S. military said. The 1st Cavalry Division said the cause of the crashes, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. yesterday, had not been determined. The aircraft went down in south-west Baghdad. Names of the dead and injured were withheld pending notification of relatives, but U.S. officials said they were assigned to Task Force Baghdad…
US Death Toll in Iraq Hits 57
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,774
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 16 October 2006.
- Four Resistance bombs rip through US column in Hit, leaving six Americans reported dead.
- US warplane wipes out family of five near al-Qa’im at dawn Monday.
- Resistance sharpshooter kills US sniper atop building in al-Qa’im on Sunday.
- US soldier reported killed in Resistance bomb attack in al-Ba‘aj midday Monday.
- Resistance battles US troops for two hours in ar-Ramadi on Sunday.
- the fourth straight day US troops accompanied by their Iraqi puppet army allies have kept the Iraqi town of ‘Anah
- Resistance bomb blasts Iraqi puppet army troops in Abu Ghurayb noon Monday.
- Resistance car bomber wounds puppet policemen in Baghdad al-Jadidah.
- Resistance bomb blasts puppet police patrol in eastern Baghdad Monday morning.
- Tuz Khurmatu, Resistance bomb blasts puppet “Iraqi National Guard” column Sunday.
- Yathrib, Resistance blasts US-occupied base with Katyusha rockets.
- Resistance fighters assault puppet police checkpoint a midday Monday.
- Resistance bomb damages US armored vehicle in al-Mawsil on Sunday.
- Member of collaborationist “Islamic Party” assassinated in al-Mawsil on Sunday.
- Rocket blasts British official’s car in al-Basrah.
- Armed men attack home of spokesman for puppet Provincial Assembly of al-Basrah on Sunday.
The War in Afghanistan: Drugs, Money Laundering and the Banking System
It must also be recognized that the insurgency is also partially and genuinely a resistance movement in many parts of Afghanistan. The media “erroneously” calls this movement the “Taliban.” On the ground in Afghanistan, however, NATO troops term the Afghan insurgents as Anti-Coalition Militias (ACMs).
Four Palestinians killed by Israeli Occupation Forces in West Bank
Border Policemen fired at Palestinian stonethrowers in Qabatiya, killing one and moderately injuring another, according to the IDF.
Gaza doctors say patients suffering mystery injuries after Israeli attacks
Doctors in occupied Gaza have reported previously unseen injuries from Israeli weapons that cause severe burning and deep internal wounds often resulting in amputations or death.
Abbas lacks majority in Fatah to oust Hamas government
Most Fatah leaders are opposed to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ initiative to dismiss the Hamas government. Consequently, the Fatah Central Committee has postponed a meeting scheduled to discuss the Abbas proposal.
9/11 – ALL THE PROOF YOU NEED!
Some things are so disturbing that they are almost impossible to believe. That is why, in the 9/11 enigma, less is more.
Until these questions are answered there is no need to establish more doubt. What we have here is solid undisputed evidence that we were never told the truth.
Government Targets American Bloggers As Enemy Propagandists
Military, Homeland Security, Bush White House strategy sharpen knives against anyone critical of the “war on terror”
Recent scientific polls that show around 84% don’t believe the government’s explanation behind 9/11 and others confirming the fact that support for the war in Iraq is at an all time low have led the Bush administration to sharpen their knives against the new breed of perceived “enemy propagandists,” bloggers, journalists and online activists who dissent against the “war on terror.”
Bush signs law authorizing “harsh” interrogation
Bush signed a law on Tuesday authorizing tough “interrogation” and prosecution of terrorism suspects and took an indirect, election-year swipe at Democrats who opposed the legislation.
Under Bush’s law, guilty until confirmed guilty
Graham and other supporters of this dreadful legislation seem to have forgotten that American justice does not merely deliver swift punishment to the guilty. It also protects the innocent
Bush’s S.S. Grills 14 Year-Old
Two super-sized adult male U.S. Secret Service (“S.S.”) agents banged on the front door at 14 year-old Julia Wilson’s home last Thursday during school hours, but Julia wasn’t home. Predictably (except to the S.S. agents), the straight-A student was in her microbiology class at school.
Web could be terror training camp in U.S., politician says
Disaffected people living in the United States may develop radical ideologies and potentially violent skills over the Internet and that could
present the next major U.S. security threat, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Monday.
Former FDA Chief Lester Crawford to Plead Guilty in Fraud Case
Former FDA chief Lester Crawford will plead guilty for failing to disclose a financial interest in companies his agency regulated, his lawyer said.
Lone Wolf Takes on the Pharma Pack: The Whistleblower
Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman , Rost compares corporate culture to running with a wolf pack. “Everyone helps out and is friendly as long as it benefits the group,” he writes, “but each wolf cares only about himself and will do anything to survive.”
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