In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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Bush appointee insists Muslim Congressman swear on Bible since Quran is like Mein Kampf
Right-wing talk show host Dennis Prager has raised a firestorm charging that Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, must swear in using a Bible. He said that if Ellison swears in with a Quran, it would “undermin[e] American civilization” and be akin to swearing in with a copy of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”
Prager is not a typical talk radio host. In September, he was appointed by President Bush to a five-year term on the taxpayer-funded United States Holocaust Memorial Council. A statement announcing Prager’s appointment praised his ” unique moral voice.”
Yesterday, the Council on American Islamic Relations called on Prager to be removed from this position:
George Bush’s America
“This is part of a government campaign to silence and intimidate all Muslims in America by persecuting their leaders. It is part of an effort to disenfranchise American Muslims.”
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 655,000
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2906
The War in Iraq Costs $348,072,205,827 – See the cost in your community
9/11 : Journalists Release Guantanamo Bay Report
Titled “Broken Chains of Guantanamo”, the volume describes the extreme physical and mental torture to which the inmates — mostly suspected Taliban and their allies who were picked up from Afghanistan or Pakistan — were subjected to.
HERO OF 9/11 WON’T STOP SPEAKING OUT AGAINST BUSH
For Mr Rodriguez, a native of Puerto Rico, swears his ordeal began before the first plane hit the Twin Towers. He claims that the White House failed to act, and accuses the government of being involved in “sponsored terrorism” in a bid to find a motive to invade Iraq. He brought his argument to a Westcountry audience on Wednesday, when he spoke in Torquay as part of the Global Truth movement.
911 ‘No-Planes’ Conspirators Seek To Sabotage Truth
Think about it. While the real investigators take the evidence and link them to men in the Defense Department and in Israel — the no-planers remain stuck on the assertion that all the 45 video recordings were faked and that all the witnesses who saw the planes are liars and the just make the vaguest totally detached references to “the perps” or just “perps”.
Dictatorship : We surrender if we permit torture
The Military Commissions Act overturns a number of legal protections previously provided by the Constitution, not just to foreigners but also to average American citizens. Unfortunately the Act also enables torture. It cancels rights assigned by the Geneva Conventions and protocols despite their protection of our own troops.
Video: How Dick Cheney’s Lies Got America Into Gulf War 1
Iraq: One by one, they tell the truth
As Tony Blair flies out to meet George Bush, the latest admission of failure in Iraq has made the two leaders appear even more isolated
Iraq war costs could top $1 trillion
The Democratic co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group said on Wednesday that America’s ability to resolve the crisis in Iraq is narrowing and the costs could rise to more than $1 trillion
Dems warn Bush on Iraq funding / New majority in Congress will seek to influence policy on conduct of war
House Democrats sent a strong signal to President Bush on Tuesday that they will attach conditions he is likely to find unpalatable, perhaps even unacceptable, to his anticipated request early next year for another $100 billion or more to pay for the war in Iraq.
ONE HUNDRED BILLION?
Why are we even in Iraq?
There were no WMDs.
Saddam was not aiding Al Qaeda.
Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11.
So what are we being asked to fork over another $100 billion for?
Full Text: Iraq Study Group Report: [PDF]
“We do not recommend a stay-the-course solution; in our opinion, that approach is no longer viable.” James A. Baker III, co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group.
Democrat Senator Calls for 30,000 More Troops to be Sent into the Iraqi Meat Grinder
As the so-called Iraq Study Group “recommendations” hit the street, dubiously entitled “The Way Forward: A New Approach,” Texan Democrat, soon-to-be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Silvestre Reyes, has called for sending more “dumb, stupid animals,” as Henry Kissinger once fondly called our soldiers, into the Iraqi meat grinder.
New Pelosi Appointee Wants More Troops In Iraq
Rep. Silvestre Reyes, the soon-to-be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he wants to see an increase of 20,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops as part of a stepped up effort to ?dismantle the militias.?
Child detainee threatened with rape during interrogation
A Palestinian child detainee, who was taken prisoner by the Israeli forces two months ago, said that he was threatened with rape by Israeli interrogators unless he confesses to what they accuse him with. The child also said that he was tortured for 25 days and was confined to solitary in Petah Tikva prison. In an affidavit singed in front of lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoner Society, Hanan Al Khateeb, detainee Dhia’ Mahdi Al Bostami, 15, from Nablus, said that he was taken prisoner on October 2, and was forced to sign a “confession” written in Hebrew without knowing what it states..
Letter from the Iraqi tribal leaders from all over Iraq; south, north, and middle
We, the Iraqi tribal leaders from all over Iraq; south, north, and middle, represents the majority of Iraqi people from all religions, sects, and origins. We would to express our denouncing the death sentence against the legal president of Iraq H.E. Saddam Hussein, for the following reasons:
The court has no legality, and it is established by Bremer, the American civil governor of the occupied Iraq, and you know that the International laws prevent the occupier from changing the laws and the economical systems of the country under occupation, and Iraq is still an occupied country according to the UN resolutions and laws.
‘Many women’ languish in U.S., Iraqi jails
An Iraqi female minister has urged the ministries of interior and defense as well the U.S. occupation troops to apply international law procedures when dealing jailed women in Iraq.
Video: Occupation Troops Beat Iraqi Kids
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,906
Ten US troops killed in Iraq today
Ten US troops were killed today in Iraq in four separate incidents
Three US Soldiers Killed, Six Wounded in Iraq
13 US troops killed in Iraq
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 5 December 2006.
- Resistance claims more than 15 US troops killed heavy fighting in ar-Ramadi Tuesday.
- US responds to Resistance mortar barrage by shelling residences in western al-Fallujah Tuesday morning, killing three members of one family.
- Resistance bomb rips through US patrol in al-Fallujah, Monday, prompting US troops to open indiscriminately, severely wounding a man and a child.
- At least four US troops reported killed in Resistance car bomb attack in al-Mawsil.
- Resistance pounds US headquarters in Hit with mortars on Monday.
- The blasts destroyed two US military vehicles, killed or wounded nine US Marines and one Bahraini translator working for the American occupation forces.
- Resistance pounds pro-Iranian Shi’i sectarian headquarters in Baghdad at dawn Tuesday.
- Resistance men come to aid of residents of Baghdad’s al-Yarmuk district, executing four pro-Iranian Shi’i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen who were prowling the area.
- Resistance bomb targets puppet “Shock Troops” in Baghdad.
- Resistance sharpshooter kills puppet policeman in Baghdad Tuesday morning.
- Puppet forces arrest 189 residents in Ba’qubah area.
- Four professors with Agricultural College of Diyala University killed by unknown assailants.
- Two puppet policemen killed in Resistance bombing north of al-Hillah Monday.
- Resistance forces rocket puppet “Iraqi National Guard” checkpoint in al-Hawijah Monday.
- Resistance fighters attack puppet police in al-Mawsil Monday afternoon.
- An American military report meanwhile admitted that two US troops had been killed in two separate incidents.
- The Shi’i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi militia is run by Muqtada as-Sadr, a Shi’i cleric loyal to Iran, which is seeking to extend its regional hegemony and step into the shoes of the American occupation in Iraq.
5 Afghans, 2 Americans killed as bomber hits “security contractors”
The bomber struck as the victims exited the Kandahar offices of the Houston-based U.S. Protection and Investigations security company, said Rohullah Khan, a company official. Three other people were wounded, he said.
Taliban repel British assault in south Afghanistan
GARMSER, Afghanistan, Dec 5, 2006 (Reuters) – British Marines attacked a Taliban-held valley in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday but withdrew after a ferocious counterattack that withstood air strikes and artillery fire, witnesses said.
Taliban force British occupation forces to retreat
British Marines attacked a Taliban-held valley in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday but withdrew after a ferocious counterattack that withstood repeated airstrikes and artillery fire.
Israel plans to destroys 42,000 homes of Palestinian Bedouins
The Israeli interior minister, Roni Bar-On, declared that his ministry has planned the demolition of more than 42,000 homes of Palestinian Bedouins that were built even before 1948 when Israel was proclaimed.
What Is It Like To Have Your Home Demolished
8 Minute Video: Israeli Occupation Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes
Al-Jazeera And The Truth
You don’t need an electronic bug in the offices of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee to know that AIPAC and the Bush administration are putting pressure on the distributors to shun Al-Jazeera. Denying Americans their First Amendment right to the truth, in regard to Israel, is always Job One with AIPAC.
Becoming what we despise?
An examining psychiatrist wrote that “as the result of his experience during his detention and interrogation, Mr. Padilla does not appreciate the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him, is unable to render assistance to counsel and has impairments in reasoning as the result of a mental illness … complicated by the neuropsychiatric effects of prolonged isolation.”
Congresswoman Calls For The Assassination Of Cuban President
30 Second Video – Click here to view
Hicks’s lawyers granted urgent court hearing
The legal team has launched an action against the Commonwealth, alleging the Federal Government has failed in its duty to protect an Australian citizen abroad.
Canada: Suspect Tortured Despite Warning
Canadian police said Tuesday they had told U.S. authorities they had no evidence an Ottawa software engineer was an al-Qaida agent before Washington deported him to Syria, where he was tortured.
Paradox : Son of ex-Liberian president may face U.S. torture charges
A U.S. grand jury is being asked to indict the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor on charges of committing torture as chief of a violent paramilitary unit during his father’s regime, U.S. law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
U.S. fails to protect asylum-seekers, group says
A Canadian refugee group says the United States is no longer a safe haven for people who need protection, accusing Washington of flouting international rules against torture.
David Lynch Goes Public With 9/11 Questions
Film Director and cult icon David Lynch has gone public with concerns he has over the official government story of the September 11 2001 terror attacks. Lynch has stated that he is disturbed by unanswered questions concerning the Pentagon attack, the collapse of the buildings in New York and the strange ending of flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
After all these years of being blacklisted, am I about to be back “in” in Hollywood?!?!?!?
Actor James Brolin Latest Celebrity To Publicly Doubt 9/11
Actor James Brolin, the husband of Barbara Streisand, has today become the latest celebrity figure to publicly question the official story behind 9/11, after he encouraged viewers of a top rated ABC talk show to check out a 9/11 truth website.
BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW