Programmes on the London-based broadcaster had advocated marital rape and violence against women Guardian, November 8, 2010 (thanks to David)
Islam Channel censured by Ofcom
Horrific picture shows armed Taliban militants lording it over 12 decapitated heads of Pakistani 'soldiers' Daily Mail
- Pakistan Taliban claim they killed army fighters in clashes on Afghan border
- Release video showing belongings of the dead men laid out near the heads, including Pakistani identity cards and camouflage helmets
- Comes as Pakistan military officials reveal they are missing 15 troops
This sickening image shows armed Taliban militants standing over decapitated heads which they claim belong to soldiers they killed in clashes on the Pakistan border.
The Pakistani Taliban released a video showing what appeared to be the severed heads of a dozen soldiers today as security officials said 15 troops were missing following fighting with insurgents.
The clashes on Tuesday came as part of a Pakistan army operation to repel Taliban militants who had crossed over from Kunar province in Afghanistan last Friday and occupied the village of Batwar in the Bajaur tribal district.
Horrendous: Taliban militants stand over a dozen decapitated heads which they claim belong to soldiers they killed in clashes on the Pakistan border
'At least 15 of our soldiers are still missing,' a senior security official told AFP.
Another security official said 'more or less' that many soldiers were missing but declined to give the exact total.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Sirajud Din sent AFP a video showing a militant commander posing with 12 heads arranged on the ground which he claimed were from soldiers they had killed.Read the rest.
If Obama were half a man (we can't expect too much, now can we?), he would declare an immediate block on all US aid to Pakistan until this young, mentally challenged Christian girl and her family (who were beaten and now are under arrest) were released into US custody and immediately escorted to the first US aircraft headed to America (with a statue of liberty flyover).
If Obama wee half an American President, he would take to the airwaves, condemn this savage and brutal legal system of sharia and demand that Asia Bibi be on the same flight (oh, and go sign this letter).
Instead he crawls on his belly to these monsters, and they kick sand in his face. I. am. disgusted.
This great country has lost a great deal under the Muslim Brotherhood stooge in the White House. The worst of whch is our humanity.
"Pak 'too weak' to handle blasphemy girl accusers" Zee News, August 1, 2012
Islamabad: Pakistani analysts, reacting to the minor Christian girl's blasphemy case, have said the country is "too weak" to respond to such extremists blaming the girl of committing a blasphemy.The girl, Rimsha Masih, believed to be around 14 years of age and reportedly suffering from some mental disability, was allegedly seen burning pages inscribed with Quranic verses. The news of the desecration spread like wild fire, following which furious locals bashed up Rimsha and her mother. The police later arrested Rimsha on the demand of the locals.
"The state is simply too weak to respond to such extremists. Scores of people have been killed who have been accused of blasphemy or were supporting those being abused by this law. The President tried to intervene once, but if he does it again, you never know, a 'fatwa' (an Islamic directive) can be issued by a cleric for his assassination," the Christian Science Monitor quoted Asad Jamal, a legal expert and a human rights activist, as saying.
Rimsha, who has been in judicial custody since August 16, will remain in custody for another two weeks as her bail hearing was postponed on Friday.
Any perception of bias on the part of the state could start a firestorm among extremists due to the sensitive nature of the issue.
"The judge seemed intimidated by the lawyer of the accuser. I am really disappointed. We all expected that the girl will be out today. But she is still rotting in jail," said Father Emmanuel Yousuf, a representative of a Christian activist organisation.
Rao Abdur Raheem, the lawyer representing Rimsha's accuser, who is fighting the case for free, said he will not let a blasphemer off the hook easily.
"This is a conspiracy to ridicule Islam, and incite Muslims. We will not let this happen in our country," he said.
Tahir Naveed Chaudhary, Rimsha's lawyer, said there is a lot of pressure on the lower courts due to this case.
"Everyone is scared. We did not expect it to stretch this long, but it is not even in the control of President Zardari now," he said, referring to the inquiry President Asif Ali Zardari ordered when the issue came to light.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaking Thursday at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit host by his country, called Israelis “ferocious Zionist wolves who digest the Palestinian people.”
Not only did Obama sanction these genocidal madmen, he sent an envoy......... Obama sends US Diplomat With Ban Ki Moon to Meet With Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and Ahmadinejad’s senior VP, Rahimi at NAM summit.
Would FDR have sent an emissary to a summit with Hitler to confab about the annihilation of a country and a people? That is exactly what Obama has done by sending a US diplomat to Iran's Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) basically controls the 118 nations in the Non-Aligned Movement of the UN General Assembly. (Photo right from 2005, Iran)
The OIC and its clients or allies, in particular the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM[xviii]), set up majorities in international organizations, so we can say we are coming into the era of the worldwide power of the Caliphate, a success which Europe may proudly claim, as it has largely contribute to it. (Bat Yeor)
Should the US be represented at this nexis of evil? What's it going to take for you to wake up? What's Obama have to do? Rape your daughters? He's already raped their future.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaking Thursday at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit host by his country, called Israelis “ferocious Zionist wolves who digest the Palestinian people.”
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who controversially decided to attend the summit amid the Islamic Republic’s growing nuclear program and routine calls for the Jewish state’s destruction, defended Israel in a statement before the start of the summit, but did not specifically mention Iran.
“Claiming that Israel does not have the right to exist or describing it in racist terms is not only wrong but undermines the very principle we all have pledged to uphold,” Ban, who also did not leave the room in protest during Khamenei’s speech, said.
Martin Nesirky, Ban’s spokesman, said the secretary-general conveyed to Khamenei and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in separate meetings that their anti-Semitic diatribes were unacceptable. Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, however, said Ban’s decision to attend the NAM summit held greater significance than his words.
“Ban’s contention that he could only deliver a strong message to Iran in Iran doesn’t hold water—his message has been watered down by his very presence there,” Ayalon told Israel Radio.”If he wanted to deliver a strong message, he could have done it best by not attending.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the summit, which drew more than 120 countries to Iran, “a disgrace and a stain on humanity.”
The jihad rages in India as another Muslim plot has been thwarted. Of course, the family of the jihadists is complaining and defending the would-be killers, and spreading the Taqiya like manure. We here in the west know that ruse quite well.
Terror plot of Jihadis to target "Enemies of Islam" foiled in south Indian city of Bangalore.
11 HuJI men held in murder plot Hindustan times
The Bangalore Police on Thursday arrested Akram alias Yusuf, an associate of the late Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) terrorist Shahid Bilal, and 10 others on charges of conspiring to murder journalists, politicians and some others for allegedly denigrating Islam. The Bangalore team carried out the early morning arrests with the help of its Hyderabad counterparts. Of the 10, apart from Yusuf, six are from Hubli-Dharwad district.
Among the arrested are a scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation and a journalist. While Bilal was gunned down by Pakistan’s ISI in Karachi on August 30, 2007, Akram, originally from Hyderabad, was working in Saudi Arabia.
Terrorists included Journalists, Scientist and Charted Accountant DNA
The Central Crime Branch police have busted a terror plot and arrested 11 members with alleged links with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji). The arrested include a scientist from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and a journalist of a leading English daily – both from Bangalore – who along with the others arrested were preparing to eliminate political leaders and journalists at the behest of their handlers from Saudi Arabia.
Of the 11 arrested, six are Bangalore and five from Hubli, operating from two separate modules – the Hubli one to target politicians and the Bangalore one to target journalists.
City police commissioner BG Jyotiprakash Mirji said the two terror modules were busted after monitoring their movements over the past three months.
Preliminary investigations revealed that these were terror modules with international links and the police now suspect that several such modules may be existing in Karnataka and other parts of the country. This is now being investigated and the police expect several leads to emerge on interrogating the 11.
Mirji said in separate operations a team of police on Wednesday picked up Shoib Ahmed Mirza alias Chotu, a charted accountant aged 25 and his brother Ajaz Ahmed Mirza, 25, who worked as junior research scientist in DRDO, Abdulla alias Abdul Hakim Jamadaar, 25, Mohammed Yusuf Nalband, 28, Riyaz Ahmed Byahatti, 28 and Mati-ur-Rahman Siddiqui (journalist), 26. All were residing in a rented house in Munireddypalya in the RT Nagar area of Bangalore.
The police confiscated laptops, mobiles and a foreign-made 7.65 mm pistol with seven live cartridges from them.
An official involved in the investigations said accused Shoib alias Chotu, was trained in Pakistan by the LeT. The accused had also planned a terror attack in the IT city at the time of Ganesh Festival and they have already stolen and purchased a few bikes and four-wheelers for their operations.
This group was planning to eliminate a columnist of a Kannada newspaper and the editor-in-chief of the same newspaper (both residing in Bangalore) and had even conducted several reconnaissance and surveillance operations on their movements.
The Bangalore module members had allegedly also stolen a few vehicles to carry out their reconnaissance and surveillance of their targets and were caught in the nick of time, sources in the department said.
Meanwhile, another team of CCB officials nabbed members of the Hubli terror module who were shadowing politicians. The five arrested in Hubli have been identified as Obedulla Imran Bahadur alias Sameer alias Imran, 24, Mohammed Sadiq Lakshkar alias Raju, 28, Waahid Hussain alias Saahil, 26, Baba alias Mehaboob, 26, and Dr Jaffar Iqbal Sholapur, 27. Unlike their counterparts in Bangalore, the Hubli terror module members were picked up from various locations in Hubli.
Mirji said the arrests were the culmination of a three-month-long operation of the CCB which monitored the movement of the members of both the terror modules closely and picked them to avert averting a major terror attack.
The accused have been booked under 120 B , 153 B, 307, 379 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under Unlawful Assembly And Arms Act, Mirji said, adding that a case has been booked against all the 11 members in Basaveshwaranagar police station in Bangalore.
“Although we have been unable to establish their involvement in previous terror attacks, we are investigating to ascertain their role in circulating hate SMSes/MMSes which triggered the exodus of people from the northeast in the city,” Mirji said.
He said the police, on a tip-off, began collecting details about the accused persons and arrested them before they could launch their attack. “Preliminary investigations have revealed that the accused are members of international terrorist outfits and they have spread their links in Karnataka and other states,” he said.
Special accommodations for Muslims. That is the sharia. So a Muslim who sexually berates a co-worker is excused because of "his restrictive Muslim background." Meaning what? That they are savages and so can't help themselves? Thats what this dhimmi panel is saying in letting this brutush buffoon off.
And let's be frank: no Muslim would say this to a hijab-wearing Muslimah. Treating non-Muslim women like prostitutes is sanctioned under Islam. Perhaps that is what the panel was deferring to.
Pharmacist who asked colleague what her favourite sex position is LET OFF at tribunal because he had a 'restrictive Muslim background' Daily Mail (thanks to David) August 31, 2012
- Professional panel accepted Khalil Jamil's conduct was not sexually-motivated
- He claimed his strict Muslim background meant he lacked basic understanding of appropriate workplace behaviour
- Jamil was cleared of professional misconduct and was instead given an official warning
Warning: Khalil Jamil blamed his behaviour on his restrictive background
A pharmacist who made crude remarks to three of his female colleagues has escaped with a warning after a panel heard he came from a 'restrictive Muslim background' and was unaware of the offence his conduct had caused.
Khalil Jamil asked one of the women about her favourite love-making position and quizzed another about the mating habits of her horses - but a professional panel ruled his behaviour was not sexually motivated.
The General Pharmaceutical Council panel found Jamil acted inappropriately by making the comments and standing too close to his assistants.
However, they accepted that his background in a strict Muslim community meant he was unfamiliar to working in such an open environment with women and his basic social skills meant he lacked understanding of appropriate conduct.
As the remarks were not sexually motivated the panel cleared Jamil of misconduct and gave him an official warning.
It also took into consideration the fact that Jamil had remedied his actions by attending a 'dignity at work' course.
Panel chairman Patrick Malmo QC said: ‘He felt the source of this behaviour in 2009, was that he comes from a very restrictive background, with little social life, and none at all outside of his own community.
‘He lacked social skills, and had little knowledge of how one should be when working with colleagues.
‘He was unable to distinguish between friendliness and over familiarity.’
Mr Malmo added: ‘We do not think there is a serious risk of this kind of conduct being repeated.
‘Although we do not find the registrant impaired, we have the ability to issue a warning, and given the circumstances of this case, we believe it is necessary to do so.’
n a statement read to the hearing one of Jamil’s colleagues, referred to as CH, said she was working with Jamil at the Cooperative Pharmacy in Fauldhouse, West Lothian, in July 2009, when he asked: ‘Do you have a boyfriend? Do you want a boyfriend?’
She said: ‘Whenever it went quiet he came back to me and stood close again. He asked me if I was into sports, I said “No”.
‘He said he was into boxing and said feel my stomach. He grabbed my wrist and tried to get me to touch his stomach.'
Jamil had told the hearing that he had no desire to be in a relationship with the woman saying: ‘I suppose I was showing off, at the time, that I train, I work hard.'
He made similar remarks to another assistant, referred to only as SS, while he was working as a locum at a Morrisons pharmacy in St Andrews, Fife, in November 2009.
The pharmacist approached her while she was at the computer at and asked her if she had a boyfriend and how she liked to have sex with him.
A similar incident occurred the following week in which he put his arms around her waist.Read the rest
A woman and her four daughters were killed in a Pakistani village on Wednesday night by one of her sons. The suspect has been arrested by Ghaziabad police, who say that he has confessed to killing the women.
They said a murder case against him was lodged on the complaint filed by his father, Allah Ditta. Talking to The Express Tribune, Station House Officer Muhammad Wajid admitted that it was likely that the complainant would withdraw the complaint and refuse to press murder charges against his son. He said the police would be helpless in such a situation and would have to release the suspect without prosecution.
The mass honor murderer will go free.
This devout Muslim will go free becuase what he did was righteous under Islamic law (Sharia). It's holy. Here is more on the religious sanction of honor killings in Islam from one of the most important English-language sources for the content of Islamic law: Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, certified by Al-Azhar University as a translation that "corresponds to the Arabic original and conforms to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni Community..." scanned here:
In Book O, titled "Justice," in section 1, "Who is Subject to Retaliation for Injurious Crimes," section o1.1 reads, "Retaliation is obligatory ... against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right...":
However, o1.2 clarifies (above) that "The following are not subject to retaliation" and then lists — after the lovely, egalitarian "Muslim for killing a non-Muslim" and "Jewish or Christian subject ... for killing an apostate" — "(4) a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring":
It says that "retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." (o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.
But my train ads are "offensive."
The Tribune (thanks to David)
A woman and her four daughters were killed in a Chicha Watni village on Wednesday night allegedly by one of her sons.
The suspect, Khalid Allah Ditta, 26, has been arrested by Ghaziabad police who say that he has confessed to killing the women. The police said the suspect, a resident of Chak29-11 LK, was arrested by a police team from a neighbouring village on Thursday evening. They said a murder case against him was lodged on the complaint filed by his father, Allah Ditta.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Station House Officer Muhammad Wajid admitted that it was likely that the complainant would withdraw the complaint and refuse to press murder charges against his son. He said the police would be helpless in such a situation and would have to release the suspect without prosecution.
The SHO said the complaint could not be registered by the police on their own (to prevent a withdrawal at a later stage) because a relative’s application was available for the purpose. “We may proceed against the complainant (Allah Dita) on spreading false information charge if he revokes the complaint,” he said.
The complainant, Allah Ditta, who is the suspect’s father, stated that Khalid Allah Ditta had suspected his mother Irshad Bibi, 50, and four sisters Nazia Bibi, Shazia Bibi, Sajida Bibi and Khalida Bibi of having illicit relations with some men in the neighbourhood.
It said the suspect had drugged their dinner and killed them in their sleep with an azada (a digging tool). Two of the four sisters were married but were staying at their parents’ house for some months. Talking to The Tribune, Khalid Allah Ditta’s younger brother said he and his other brothers had been warning the deceased ‘to mend their ways but they refused to listen to their admonitions’. He said he had learnt about the killings on reaching home in the morning on Thursday from his dera where he had spent the night.
…. In Kandahar's Zhari district, officials also said on Friday that a 16-year-old boy accused by the Taliban of spying for the government was beheaded and skinned in late July.
How many have to be slaughtered before Obama lets go of his lethal fantasy? Obama is still stalking the Taliban as a peace partner while they spit in his face, behead Afghan children, poison girls' schools and slaughter our boys and girls, and behead Afghans who dare to attend a party where dancing takes place.
Such an anti-freedom, pro-jihad foreign policy is madness. These open attacks on coalition forces and less devout Muslims are daily now. The supreme leader of the Taliban boasted last Thursday night that the insurgents are infiltrating the quickly expanding Afghan forces.
Obama camapigned on this war, remember? Obama said this was the good war, the war that needed fighting. Obama said Bush had neglected this war. And under Obama the death toll mounts, as precious soldiers' lives are sacrificed in an incoherent and incomprehensible mission, impossible rules of engagement, and repeated extended overseas deployments. More US casualties under Obama then all the previous years combined. Scores dead in "green (the color of Islam) on blue" attacks. These acts of jihad were "virtually unheard of just a few years ago" when America was the "strong horse." Before Obama, there were no green-on-blue attacks. But Obama's anti-freedom pro-jihad foreign policy has given the global jihad a new lease on death, and all but erased whatever gains were made under Bush. Obama has resurrected the Taliban.
Two Afghan children beheaded in separate events Reuters (thanks to John)
Recent massacres raise fresh concerns about Taliban leaders' commitment to forging peace with the Afghan government
KABUL - An adolescent boy and a young girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, local officials and police said on Friday, in the latest brazen attacks that have raised fresh questions about a splintering Taliban.
A 12-year-old boy was kidnapped and killed in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, his severed head placed near his body to send a warning to police, said provincial governor spokesman Jawid Faisal.
The brother of the boy, neither of whom were named by officials, was a member of the Afghan Local Police (ALP), a US-trained militia charged with making Afghans in Taliban strongholds, like Kandahar, feel more secure, Faisal said.
"It's a Taliban warning to the ALP and to others who support the government," Faisal said of the killing, which happened in Kandahar's Panjwai district.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf denied the group was involved.
Separately, a 6-year-old girl was beheaded in eastern Kapisa province on Thursday, said provincial police chief Abdul Hamed.
"We are not sure if she was beheaded by her family or the Taliban, but we know the Taliban control the area," Hamed said of the killing in Jalukhil village. He added that he could not send investigators to the area out of fears for their safety.
The murders follow the shooting or beheading of 17 young revelers attending a party in southern Helmand province this week, which officials said was the work of the Taliban, a charge the group also denied.
That massacre raised fresh concerns about Taliban leaders' grip on their scattered fighters, amid on-again, off-again peace moves by the group with the Afghan government.
It also suggested that there are grassroots insurgent fighters who are not in a mood for compromise.
"What we're seeing could be a new tactic by the Taliban to behead civilians to intimidate the population," said Faisal.
In Kandahar's Zhari district, officials also said on Friday that a 16-year-old boy accused by the Taliban of spying for the government was beheaded and skinned in late July.
Such incidents highlight the difficulty that Taliban leaders have in enforcing discipline across an estimated 20,000 fighters spread from Afghanistan to Pakistan.
The central Taliban leadership is trying to improve the group's image in case it wants to push forward tentative reconciliation steps and perhaps even enter mainstream politics. But some militant units are hard to control, roaming the countryside and attacking those deemed immoral.
NATO will withdraw most of its combat troops by the end of 2014, leaving Afghan forces in the lead security role.
Not only did Obama sanction these genocidal madmen, he sent an envoy......... Obama sends US Diplomat With Ban Ki Moon to Meet With Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and Ahmadinejad’s senior VP, Rahimi
What a carrot -- Obama rewards for this:
Two new signs point to the deepening rift between the Obama administration and the Israeli government over how to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons efforts: a reported confrontation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the U.S. ambassador to Israel and a statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey that he doesn’t want to be “complicit” in an Israeli strike on Iran.
The Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot headlined its Friday paper “The Confrontation” with a photo of Netanyahu on one side and President Obama alongside U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, on the other. Veteran diplomatic correspondent Shimon Schiffer reports that during a private meeting last week, Netanyahu very undiplomatically attacked Obama and his advisers over what he views as their ineffective Iran policy. The incident took place when Republican congressman and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers visited Netanyahu’s office for an Iran briefing, accompanied by the U.S. ambassador to Israel. Schiffer reports (translated via hard copy by TheBlaze in Israel):
Netanyahu, according to a source who participated in the meeting, was particularly surly and stressed. At the start of the meeting, he opened with a sharp attack on the Obama administration which according to him has not done enough on the Iranian issue. “Instead of effectively pressuring Iran, Obama and his people are pressuring us not to attack the nuclear facilities,” he said, and then moved on to a harsh criticism of the administration’s pronouncements indicating there is still room for diplomacy. “The time has run out,” he said resolutely.
At one point, an anomalous thing occurred in the office, which is very unacceptable in diplomatic code. Ambassador Shapiro who was appointed by President Obama and for years was among his closest advisers decided he’d had enough. Enough is enough. He spoke and answered Netanyahu politely but in a manner that left no room for doubt.
The ambassador in fact accused Netanyahu of distorting Obama’s position. He quoted the president, who promised he would not allow a nuclear Iran and said that all options – including a military strike – are on the table […]
Diplomatic sources who were privy to the incident say that “lightning and sparks flew” in the room, and that the exchange of words became more harsh.
The U.S. embassy wouldn’t comment to the Yediot correspondent, and TheBlaze has not independently confirmed the story’s accuracy.
Meanwhile, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey voiced his strongest opposition to date to any unilateral Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear plants. He told reporters in London: “I don’t want to be complicit if they [Israel] choose to do it.” The Guardian reports:
Distancing himself from any Israeli plan to bomb Iran, Dempsey said such an attack would “clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran’s nuclear programme”.
He added: “I don’t want to be complicit if they [Israel] choose to do it.”
Dempsey said he did not know Iran’s nuclear intentions, as intelligence did not reveal intentions. What was clear, he said, was that the “international coalition” applying pressure on Iran “could be undone if [Iran] was attacked prematurely”. Sanctions against Iran were having an effect, and they should be given a reasonable opportunity to succeed.
For now it appears Iran’s nuclear march proceeds unabated by sanctions and diplomacy, as reflected in the most recent International Atomic Energy Agency report. According to the IAEA’s latest quarterly report, Iran has more than doubled the number of centrifuges it has in its underground Fordo bunker, vastly increasing its uranium enrichment capacity.
Here again we see the same same bloody Islamic pattern in Burma. Commit jihad, slaughter non-Muslims and then cry victim. The corrupt enemedia quickly laps it up ("for a price, Ugarte, for a price"), inverts the truth, and voila, the real victims are transformed into the aggressors. Just like Bosnia.
The modern-day caliphate, the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) is calling on the UN and various world organizations to investigate the “massacres” of Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. When it is, in fact, the Muslims slaughterng the Buddhists. Let us hope that the Buddhists fiercely defend their land, their women and their children from thse monsters.
The head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed disappointment over the failure of the international community to take action to stop the massacres, violations, oppression and ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the government of Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslims, the statement said.“The OIC has directed its offices at the United Nations in New York to urge the Council to look into the suffering of the Rohingya minority,” (here)
Good backgrounder into Study of Muslim infiltration into Rakhine State here
And it's not just the Buddhists the Muslims are slaughtering. 98 Hindu refugees evacuated from Bengali Muslim camp
Khine Myo Min: Myanmar government authority in Sittwe evacuated ninety eight Hindu refugees from Bengali Muslim dominated refugee camps to downtown Sittwe on Wednesday.
98 people from 18 Hindu families were moved from their current shelter of Thae Chaung and Thak Kay Pron camps to Sittwe city due to increased threats by Bengali Muslim extremists after many reported rapes and attempted rapes and tortures committed by the Bengali Muslims who are majority in the camp.
The transfer was carried out by two military trucks and the Hindu refugees are now living in a Hindu temple located on Mongbagree road.
The locals accuse the OIC-driven UNHCR of bribing Myanmar officials to free Bengali terror suspects. The UN is, in fact, an arm of the OIC (the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is the world's largest international body, comprised solely of Muslim countries -- 56 Islamic states and the "Palestinian" Authority. They are the last world body to judicate or weigh in on jihadi wars).
Local ethnic people from the violence stricken Rakhine state are accusing the UN and INGOs of bribing government officials for the release of suspected Bengali Muslim terrorists. Myanmar government on Thursday released some detained UNHCR and INGO members who are facing a trial for their involvements
A friend’s appeal to Britain and United States (links thanks to Vijay)
(Commentary) – The massacre in Arakan State by Islamic Extremist Terrorist Bengali so-called Rohingya over the past two weeks has caused disillusion for some, division among many, and shock and anguish for everyone. Racial and religious tensions that have simmered just beneath the surface for years have exploded into an ugly cycle of destruction and revenge which threatens to derail Burma’s journey towards democracy and peace.
Crude, racist abuse, deliberate misrepresentations, doctored images, misinformation and biased reporting of so-called Rohingya Bengali have added a cruel twist to an already bloody tragedy.
Some people may call me biased, and to that charge I plead guilty. But I am biased not in favour of one community over another, in favour of one race or religion over another, in favour of one particular political party over another. Instead, I am biased in favour of the universal values of human rights, including religious freedom and I am in favour of sovereignty and I am in favour of opposing terrorists and I am in favour of rule of law and I am in favour of enforcing immigration laws.
I am biased in favour of mutual respect, equal rights, peace and harmony between religions and races. I am biased in favour of the dignity of each and every human being, whatever their ethnicity or religion. I am biased against intolerance, hatred, racism and extremism.
The tragedy in Arakan State is that ordinary people from Rakhine communities have suffered. Homes burned, Buddhist monasteries desecrated, women raped, people killed – and for what purpose? It has been claimed that as many as 30,000 people are displaced as a result of the violence, although this figure is not verified because the UN has vacated its staff and independent monitors have not had access to the area. One of the first things the government of Burma should do is enforcing immigration laws to disperse illegal immigrants entering Burma and to deport them to original country.
I am writing this as a friend of Burma and all of Burma’s people. I have worked for the cause of freedom, democracy and human rights in Burma for the past 25 years, and travelled more than 100 times inside the country and to all its borders. I have been working for democratisation of Burma with all the ethnic people of Burma including Karen, Karenni, Shan, Mon, Kachin, Chin, Rakhine, Bamar and Shan. I also write as someone with extensive experience of other countries where religious intolerance is growing, often from extremist Islamism: Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan and The Maldives, in particular.
And so with that background, I appeal to the governments around the world and people of Burma especially Burmese and international media not only to stop broadcasting biased news siding with so-called Rohingya Bengali Islamic Extremist Terrorists but also to respect ethnical media code of conduct and avoid taking under table money writing in favour of articles for so-called Rohingya Bengali Islamic Extremist Terrorists. They must stop Islamophilia and promoting religious intolerance and racial hatred which have come to the fore in the past few weeks. I appeal to the people of free world especially people of UK, USA and supporters around the world to see true to everything that is good and noble in Burmese and Buddhist culture, and to see reality to the values of freedom and human rights for which they have been struggling. I make this appeal on several grounds.
First, I appeal to human conscience on the grounds of humanity and human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is exactly that: universal, for everyone. As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said in her Nobel Peace Prize Lecture last Saturday, human rights are “the birthright of all”. No human being should be degraded, restricted or abused in the way the people of Burma have been by the military regime for so long and that includes Arakan.
Second, I appeal on religious grounds. From my basic understanding of Islam, I know that there is a universal Muslim greeting called “Salaam alaykum,” (“Peace be with you”). In Burmese Buddhist’s faith, people learnt from the very young age that showing “Metta or Impassionate Love” toward all the living beings. In Christianity, we are also taught to “love your enemies.” But, Rohingya Bengali Islamic Extremist Terrorists are killing peaceful Buddhist, Chyristian, Hindu Burmese and Arakan people.
Last, if simple humanity, basic human rights and core religious teachings cannot persuade people to exercise love, tolerance, respect and peace, to safeguard equal rights for all, then I appeal on grounds of self-interest.
If what I have said so far has not upset some, what I am about to say will upset others, but I must say it anyway. The Rohingya people are among the most Extremists and Radical people I have ever come across. I have visited Maung Dtaw, Buu Thee Taung and Yathe Taung where Arakanese Buddhist are living for centuries and seen the anxiety in their eyes. I have met Arakan villagers, and seen the worry in their hearts. The Arakan I know are among the most hospitable, kind, gentle, decent, tolerant, peace-loving human beings I have ever met. They have clung on to human decency, even when others have tried to torch their villages, massacring their Arakan people but they had shown their love of humanity.
But I also know there is a danger ahead if they continue to be massacred and genocide not only by the Bengali Rohingya, but by Biased Media Society as well as Corrupted so-called Human Rights organisation, and it is this: the danger of radicalization.
Since Rohingyas ‘terrorist’ are massacring Arakan Burmese Buddhist without any foundation or substance but fuelled by Religious extremists and greediness. But it could be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If the Arakans are persecuted by the regime, marginalized by the Burmese media, discriminated against and attacked by Islamic society and ignored by the international media, if radical Nationalist organizations tap into the seething despair among the Arakan people, and the Arakan feel they have nowhere else to turn, then it is possible that more Arakan could be radicalized. Having seen radical Nationalism in action in Russia, China, The North Korea and on the streets of London, to name just a few places, I fear for Burma if it is added to its woes. I am not talking about bombs and hijackings. I am talking about the ideology of political Nationalism.
Marginalization and protectlessness could be a breeding ground for nationalism. As Aung San Suu Kyi said in Oslo, “War is not the only arena where peace is done to death. Wherever suffering is ignored, there will be the seeds of conflict, for suffering degrades and embitters and enrages.”
Don’t misunderstand me. What I have said must not be used to justify attacks on the Arakan. Indeed, quite the opposite. To avoid provoking Arakan Nationalism, the whole people of Burma should work with moderate-minded Arakan whose only desire is to be protected their lives as others, to be treated with respect and dignity, to live in peace. One of Arakan several years ago described his vision beautifully to me when he described Burma as a garden, in which various different flowers grow – and the Arakan are one of those flowers and Rohingya is a snail trying to destroy the beautiful flower.
There are two myths about the Arakan that need to be dispelled. The first is the idea that Arakan simply hate Rohingya Bengali. Arakan do not like the Rohingya simply because these aliens Rohingya Bengali people forcefully robbing the Arakan lands by terrorizing such as torching fires on Arakan villages, massacring Buddhists and raping Arakan women.
The Arakan do not hate other people baselessly, but they won’t hesitate to defend their land, their family and their children. They just want to be protected as citizens of Burma. Even if they were attacked by Islamic Extremist Bengali Rohingya Terrorists, there are no proper armed forces to protect them in Buu Thee Taung, Yathe Taung and Maung Taw area of Arakan where Burma shares the border with Bengali Bangladesh. As long as Arakan are not protected them with assurance combined together with practical action, the terrorist threat of Rohingya Bengali Islamic Extremist won’t stop.
The second point is that Rohingya are part of Arakan. This is totally wrong. The so-called Rohingya are Bengali illegal immigrants. To prove this I have several reasons. The historical record is clear that the Rohingyas have never lived in northern Arakan for generations. Scholars can debate the precise record with civility and evidence and no one can doubt that they haven’t been there for generations.
I would like to highlight here that the son of the first President of Burma Sao Shwe Thaike, Harn Yaung Wai, established The Euro-Burma Office (EBO) in Brussels to sell Burma for money. He is one of the most responsible persons bringing alien Rohingya Bengali into Burma crisis. He had pledged to his Arab funders that if he cannot do Rohingya to belong to the Burma indigenous races, then he won’t live anymore and commit suicide.”
Burma’s first Prime Minister U Nu, who used the disputed term ‘Rohingya,’ in return for a few votes for his cling into power betrayed Burma creating long-time unresolved problems. It was only when 88-Generation Students Leaders take leading role, driven aliens Rohingya fake histories lies with their brave leadership and nationalist stand, that so-called Bengali Rohingya are exposed of with their barbaric cruelties, Islamic extremism and radical terrorism.
In Europe, the son of the first President Sao Shwe Thaike, Harn Yaung Wai, is promoting Rohingya Bengali terrorists as if part of Burma crisis by using his DVB news media as a propaganda tool in addition to appointing a story writer named Francis Wade for doing media propaganda for so-called Rohingya Bengali.
In United States, Aung Din and his group US Campaign for Burma (USCB) are selling Burma for money and betraying Arakan by portraying Arakan as the villains and so-called Rohingya Bengali as the victims but in reality it is other way round.
In UK, Mark Farmaner of Burma Campaign UK and his second wife Zoya Phan are fiercely promoting so-called Rohingya Bengali for money while their boyfriend, Benedict Rogers of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, is mimicking whatever Burma Campaign UK is telling lies and self-praise no-grace Maung Zar Ni is promoting so-called Rohingya as if they are his son-in-laws.
In Thai-Burma border, Soe Aung and Naing Aung of the Forum for Democracy in Burma (FDB) are supporting Bengali Rohingya after receiving funding under the name of human rights and equality.
In ASEAN, Soe Aung’s wife, Debbie Stothard, a Malaysian Chinese who knows nothing about Burma is blindly shouting for Rohingya by representing a group called ALSEAN comprising of her and Arrr herself. Their boss is Mark Farmaner of Burma Campaign UK (BCUK) and BCUK boss on Rohingya issue is Chris Lewa of Arakan Project. You can see clearly that this is coordinated and planned plot to colonise and Islamise Burma.
In reality, the BOSS of all Rohingya campaigners is Chris Lewa, the Director at the Arakan Project who has been lobbying for so-called Rohingya for decades. Even though Chris Lewa is seeking funding with the Arakan Project but that person has never ever been working for Arakan people but been working for Rohingya people under the name Arakan Project. This is depressing, isn’t it?
But for the good side, Ko Ko Gyi led 88-Generation students are giving strong and firm leadership to people of Burma and people around the world. The 88 Generation Students Leaders clearly stated clearly that “Rohingyas are absolutely not a nationality of Burma. We absolutely do not accept the interfering intrusion by the international community without their full understanding of the domestic affairs of Burma; we consider it to be a violation to the sovereignty of our country. We will not agree to, nor comply with, nor accept them as destitute refugees, nor placate and appease the pressures of the international community.
We would like to press here that a lot of the illegal immigrants can speak the language of the host country very fluently. Even though Rohingya are from Bangladesh, they can learn to speak Burmese fluently and can have Burmese names? Even in USA, a lot of the Burmese have English names. Bangladesh refuses them to give refuge Rohingya Bengali because they are practicing Stalin like policy — shoot to kill anyone who flees from battle front line. Even they are immigrants from Bangladesh, they do wish to stay in Burma and make it their homeland, because it is their way of colonization and Islamnization of Burma where they exploit Burma crisis, and terrorizing Arakan people.
Bengali Rohingyas flee severe poverty, extreme weather, land shortages and population booming of Bangladesh to places of prosperity and freedom – Burma, India and around the world. Do not forget that Bangladesh is ¼ the size of Burma and 4 times the size of population of Burma. Additions, these Rohingya Bengali Terrorists have the hidden agenda of Islamnization of Burma where they wishfully day dreaming of ruling Burma with strict Islamic Sharia laws.
Some British have told me that due to be a porous border, so they accept the facts that some who claim to be ‘Rohingya’ may be illegal Bengali immigrants. They went on argue to give Burmese citizenship to those who were born in Burma regardless. The fact is that Rohingya are illegal immigrants and they are asking for the ethnic rights which we cannot give. Even to be the citizen, we cannot give away Burmese citizenship easily to everyone whoever enters into Burma illegally. We must clearly, precisely and strictly define our citizenship laws and firmly implement immigration policies.
Burma’s Arakan crisis has born a new hero — Ko Ko Gyi. So it is time for everyone, in Burma and in the international community, who cares about universal human rights, human dignity and peace, who cares about national security and national interest to stand up and put an end to the violence, to stand up and to put an end on Rohingya Bengali terrorist attacks and begin the long hard road to reconstruction and reconciliation. Let that be the way forward, for Arakan, Kachin, Karen, Shan, Chin, Mon and Bamar, for government official and for Burmese citizen and foreign friends of Burma alike to be united under the leadership of Ko Ko Gyi working for better, prosper and safer Burma.
David Obama is the British-American Campaigner working for Burma for more than two decades. His book True Stripe Appear in NGOs & Media Society will be released this week from We Americans-British Association Press.
Check out this fundraising letter from this century's nazis and Jew-haters. The annihilationists' funding is breathtaking. Look at the sheer scale of the anti-Israel campaign the annihilationists and genocide fetishists are running nationwide -- one-year contracts in multiple cities, hundreds of ads per city -- while I can barely get money together for extremely limited buys in a handful of cities.
They run their Jew-hating ads without interference or media scorn. But my 10-bus, 4-week ad campaign set off a firestorm, so much so that the San Francisco Municipal Authority ran a disclaimer next to our ads.
Consider the vicious hatred of Israel that leads them to run these ads: they play on patriotic sentiment to object to the aid the U.S. gives to Israel, while not saying a word about the billions of U.S. money that go to Pakistan and Afghanistan and end up in the hands of the jihadists, or the aid to the Palestinian Authority that ends up in the hands of Hamas.
Please help us counter these insidious ads in as many cities as possible. The enemies of freedom have billions at their disposal. We rely on small donations from patriotic Americans. We need your help. Donate here.
Bring these Ads to Your City!
This summer, member groups of the US Campaign have taken out *billboard and mass transit ads* to raise awareness about the moral and economic costs of U.S. military aid to Israel, Israel’s ever-expanding encroachment on Palestinian land and other important issues.
These ads have appeared in places such as*Los Angeles*, the suburbs of *New York City*, *Chapel Hill*, North Carolina, *San Francisco* and more, generating a lot of media attention, community discussion, controversy and even hateful and racist counter-ads.
Earlier this month, Chapel Hill became the ninth U.S. city to take part in the national “_*Be On Our Side (here) ad campaign, which features Palestinians and Israelis urging us to work for peace and justice by ending U.S. military aid to Israel.
The Church of Reconciliation, along with a coalition of cosponsoring organizations, paid for these ads to run for one full year in the interior of all _*98 buses in Chapel Hill*_ . Rev. Mark Davidson organized this campaign because “*US military aid to Israel is a barrier to peace* in the region…when we are facing shrinking budgets for social programs and enormous challenges in our own country, we need these precious resources to address problems here at home.”
The ads drew a handful of complaints and were temporarily taken down. However, the town manager has stated publicly that the ads can go back up once additional contact information is added to the ads. The church hopes to have the ads back up this weekend. _*Read more about the controversy here <here>*_.
This national ad campaign was initiated by US Campaign member group the _*Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine here*_ and is now being managed by us. _*Contact us here_ if you’d like to bring this ad to your city.
Another US Campaign member group, the _*Committee for Peace in Israel/Palestine here*_ put up 50 of these ads in commuter train stations outside of New York City in July. Henry Clifford, co-chair of the committee, told _*Mondoweiss <here>*_: “I’ve been plowing this field for many years and*I am absolutely astounded by the response I’ve received*, and the news coverage. We’ve been begging for coverage for years. Now it’s pouring in.”
And, in June, we worked with another US Campaign member group, the _*Coalition to Stop $30 Billion <here>*_ on these Los Angeles billboards, which were pulled down after the _*Anti-Defamation League and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) complained here*_ about them.
However, the good news is that we just learned that a similar ad, sponsored by the _*Bay Area Stop $30 Billion Military Aid to Israel is now appearing on San Francisco buses.
Whether or not Israel’s supporters succeed in censoring these ads, it is clear that *these campaigns are having a huge impact* by stimulating conversation and generating media coverage. Even when the ads do get censored, the ensuing controversy shows that *Israel’s supporters have something to hide* from the public: Israel’s brutal actions and policies toward Palestinians.
These ads are also provoking Israel’s supporters to put up often *hateful and racist counter-ads*, an act which only further weakens support for their cause. The notorious hatemonger and Islamophobe _*Pamela Geller <hereo>*_ explicitly referred to our “Be On Our Side” ad campaign as a pretext for putting these outrageous ads on San Francisco buses.
However, her ads backfired badly, prompting the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to place an ad next to hers disclaiming and renouncing the ads. Other ads were stamped as “hate speech.” US Campaign member group _*American Muslims for Palestine <here>*_ led an effective counter-charge, organizing a coalition of 75 local and national groups calling on the agency to organize a public forum so that community members negatively affected by the ads could speak to the ads’ “traumatizing effect.”
Educating the public is an extremely important component of our work and taking out public ads is proving to be a very effective way of achieving that goal. _*Contact us <here>*_ if you’d like to bring the “Be On Our Side” ad campaign to your city or if you’d like us to put you in touch with member groups that have taken out other ads.
National Advocacy Director
*P.S.:* Join us in *St. Louis, September 21-23, for our 11th Annual National Organizers' Conference*. There will be 15 member group-led workshops, including one how to on organize ad campaigns in your city. _*Learn more about the conference and register today <http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=5krDsdrFmKlDPLCo0YWb56NswALJ3iIo>*_!
Just yesterday I reported that the Democrats were refusing to cancel the Islamic supremacist Jumah at the DNC event at their convention. You can see from the screenshot above that it was listed on their DNC upcoming events page. But go to that page now and it isn't there. It looks as if they are desperately trying to cover their capitulation to Islamic supremacists such as Jumah at the DNC Grand Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who took the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, around to speak at mosques in New York and New Jersey while the Blind Sheikh was plotting to murder tens of thousands of Americans in the World Trade Center, the Lincoln Tunnel and the Holland Tunnel. I just received this email from Atlas reader Rob:
"Jumma at the DNC" has just been removed from the DNC website.
It was still there 5.30 PM and at 6.30 PM it was gone!
I looked everywhere but it's not listed anymore. Looks like to are getting cold feet! This is a great victory! http://charlottein2012.com/events/jumah_at_the_2012_dnc#0831
KEEP THE PRESSURE UP!The Democ-rats, party of jihad and now the party of taqiyya.
Paul Schnee, President of the ZOA, Western Division, sent this letter to the Mayor of San Francisco, the board of the SFMTA and the San Francisco Chronicle. It also went to the L.A. Times, the L.A. Jewish Journal and the Santa Monica Daily Press -- media outlets that slammed our pro-Israel ads. My tiny ad campaign was a media feeding swarm. Needless to say, no one ran Mr. Schnee's brilliant letter to craven dhimmi officials and media. Not a peep about another anti-semitic ad that just went up in San Francisco -- *Bay Area Stop $30 Billion Military Aid to Israel' is now appearing on San Francisco buses.
Kudos to Paul for his unwavering steadfastness, goodness and conviction. If you missed his oped piece in Israel National News, go here.
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In an unprecedented move the city of San Francisco Metro Transit Authority has decided to place a disclaimer beside this advertisement paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative which appear on 10 city buses:
"IN ANY WAR BETWEEN THE CIVILIZED MAN AND THE SAVAGE, SUPPORT THE CIVILIZED MAN. SUPPORT ISRAEL. DEFEAT JIHAD."
The city's disclaimer reads:
"SFMTA Policy Prohibits Discrimination Based On National Origin, Religion and Other Characteristics and Condemns Statements That Describe Any Group As Savages." How noble but that's not really the point now, is it? Thus the spirit of San Francisco is captured and crystallized in one revealing sentence. By attempting to remain neutral between Israel, America's greatest ally in the Middle East, and the genocidal terrorists whose undiminished goal is her extinction the city of San Francisco has managed to align itself with Islamic supremacists who subjugate women, gleefully hang homosexuals, persecute non-Muslim minorities and glorify terrorist killers. If people who regularly commit these kinds of atrocities are not savages then what are they exactly?
In his "INFERNO" Dante reserved the most scorching parts of Hell for those who tried to remain neutral when faced with a moral dilemma. But there is no "dilemma" here for in war the status between the attackers and the defenders and the victors and the vanquished is not interchangeable. There is no moral equivalency between those who wish to destroy the state of Israel and those trying to defend her. NONE! Surely it would be best if the city of San Francisco didn't get the two confused.
The ZOA's Western Region calls on the city not to debase itself by placing this embarrassing disclaimer next to the American Freedom Defense Initiative's advertisement and reminds the SFMTA of Thomas Mann's observation that, "tolerance is a crime when applied to evil."
Sincerely, Paul Schnee
Zionist Organization of America
"He added that Iranian or Hezbollah agents may initiate attacks locally if war erupts between the U.S. and Iran."
"LAPD: ‘Active’ Terror Plots Linked To Iran, Hezbollah, ‘Sovereign Citizens,’" from CBS Los Angeles, August 29 (thanks to Kenneth):LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Senior police officials on Wednesday warned of potential terrorist attacks in Southern California amid a growing risk of war breaking out overseas.
KNX 1070′s Ed Mertz reports the LAPD is concerned with what it calls a number of “active” plots in the Southland.
“In this region we have active terrorist plots, in this region, right now,” said Deputy Chief Michael Downing, commanding officer of the LAPD’s counter-terrorism unit.
The Department is currently tracking “government of Iran operatives, Hezbollah, sovereign citizen, homegrown violent extremists, animal rights groups” and others, Downing said.
He added that Iranian or Hezbollah agents may initiate attacks locally if war erupts between the U.S. and Iran....
The mercilessly persecuted under Islam. And the world stands by. We live in the modern era of the savage. Obama has completely abandoned the religious minorities that are being crushed in the "islamic spring." As the violence continues to escalate against Christian women and children in Egypt, part of Obama's anti-freedom foreign policy is to suppress the horror of what is happening under his watch. He has gone so far as to remove the Religious Freedom Section from the State Department's Human Rights reports .
Here Christians are forced to flee their homes, their village because an 11 year-old Downs Syndrome child is charged with blasphemy.
And the enemedia is just as deadly as the jihadist clutching his rusty beheading knife in his cloven grip. It's not just that the little Christian girl with Down's Syndrome was beaten (along with her mother) for "blasphemy" under the sharia, or the 12-year-old Christian boy had his ears, nose and intestines gutted as part of the reprisal for an alleged act of blasphemy, it's that this is going on daily, the persecution of non-Muslims under the sharia in Muslim countries, and the media not only says nothing; they defame, smear, and destroy those of us who shine the light on these depraved acts in the cause of Islam.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - In the middle of a forest in the Pakistani capital, a group of Christians has cut down trees to clear land and has begun to build a church out of branches after leaving their neighborhood in fear when one of their own was accused of violating Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws.
The roughly 100 men, women and children who slept overnight on the ground in a clearing just a few miles (kilometers) from the seat of the Pakistani government are fallout from the case of a young Christian girl accused by a neighbor of burning pages from Islam's holy book, the Quran. The case has spotlighted attention on the country's strict blasphemy laws which can result in life in prison or even death for those accused.
"We used to come here to collect wood for fuel so we find it a suitable place for shelter," said Sumera Zahid, who was feeding her three children and her parents. "Here it is not anybody's home, nobody's land. Let us live here in safety."
Their ordeal began a little less than two weeks ago when a Christian girl was accused by a neighbor of burning pages of the Quran. Much of the case is still in question including the girl's age, whether she was mentally impaired and what exactly she was burning. But as word of the blasphemy accusation spread, hundreds of people gathered at her house demanding something be done to the girl. The police eventually arrested her and are investigating whether she broke any law.
The Associated Press is withholding the girl's name; the AP does not generally identify juveniles under 18 who are accused of crimes.
Even if she did what she is accused of, it isn't a crime, except under Sharia -- which apparently AP has adopted.
Most Christians in the neighborhood fled, fearing retribution from their Muslim neighbors. Christian residents also reported that their landlords evicted them.
After living with relatives and in churches, many of the Christians arrived at this clearing on Sunday, determined to build a home.
"We are thankful to the Lord for this land although here is no water and food but rest assured the Lord will create water fountains and provide all fruits here for you if you remain patient and suffer these hardship, thanking the Lord," said Pastor Arif Masih....
A medical review is currently being conducted to determine the girl's age and mental state, said Sajid Ishaq, Chairman of the Pakistan Interfaith League, a group that works to improve relations between various religious and sectarian groups. He said about 600 families have fled the neighborhood where the Christian girl lived and have been staying with family and friends.
"They are actually fearful. And we are trying our best to send them home safely. And also we are demanding to the government that they should give them compensation for their loss. And protection as well," he said.
Ishaq took part in a press conference Monday with the All Pakistan Ulema Council, a group of Muslim clerics and scholars from across the country, to discuss the blasphemy case. The groups called for an investigation into whether the girl was wrongly accused and what role religious extremism played in igniting the case. They demanded that all Christians be allowed to return to their neighborhood.
The degree of international attention on this case has not gone unnoticed in Pakistan, where many already feel their country is unfairly portrayed as being a haven for terrorists and religious extremism.
The chairman of the All Pakistan Ulema Council, Maulana Tahir-ul-Ashrafi, urged the world community to avoid any interference in the case and promised that Pakistan would provide justice for the girl and the Christian community.
A few Christians have moved back to the neighborhood. Nooran Bashir said she left her house in panic, hours after the Christian girl's arrest.
"I don't know whether she burned pages of some holy book or not, but we all had to abruptly leave our homes to save our lives," she said. On Sunday, she finally decided to return to their house and spent the night there, along with one of her sons. But her other children were too scared to return with her so she sent them to stay with relatives.
She said local Muslims asked them not to worship at their church, and if they do, they were told not to sing songs during the service.
Islamic law forbids dhimmis to build new houses of worship or repair old ones, as well as to make a public display of their faith -- i.e., through loud singing or processions.
But others are not ready to return. A group of about 200 Christians protested in front of the city administration offices, demanding that they be allowed to stay in the clearing they had created and where they hoped to build their church. There was word on whether their wish would be granted.
"We don't have a big list of demands," said one Christian resident, Salim Masih. "We have cleared this place with our hands, and we have laid the first foundation of a small church here. Although this is a mere skeleton made of tree branches, this is the holy home of God. This should be respected."
But it won't be.
Obama keeps heaping one failure after another on top of his epic anti-freedom foreign policy disaster. The idea that the US would reward the murdering mullahcracy by sending an envoy to a meeting of the axis of evil powers (the non-aligned movement) is further proof that Obama is a traitor and a danger to free men the world over. The Islamic Republic of Iran kills their own citizens and threatens annihilation of a sovereign state. Obama's envoy tacitly sanctions this with his presence.
President Obama asked Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon not to go to Iran during an election cycle that spotlights Obama’s alleged ability to isolate the regime, but Ban Ki-Moon turned him down and went anyway. Obama is a sad joke with little to no respect on the world stage, making it open season for killers, dictators and jihadists.
"Ban Ki-moon’s Tehran trip legitimizes this rogue regime."
And worse still, now President Obama has as well. Monstrous.
This is a huge news story -- the biggest, and you will hear little of it from an enemedia at war with the American people.
Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Resumes Work - Jay Solomon
American Diplomat, Jeffrey Feltman seen here, today, in Tehran, at a meeting with the Iranian Supreme Leader and Ahmadinejad’s senior VP, Mohammad Reza Rahimi. Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi (via GWP)
Obama's failed Iran policy on full display as UN Secretary General visits Tehran FOX News
The visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Iran this week, as the country chairs a meeting of the so-called 120 member Non-Aligned Movement, says as much about the failure of President Obama’s Iran policy as it does about the UN’s abject lack of a moral compass.
The Obama administration was instrumental in supporting Ban Ki-moon’s bid for a second term, fought back congressional attempts to subject American UN funding to greater controls, and has run its foreign policy through UN institutions from the outset. But when President Obama asked the SG not to go to Iran during an election cycle that spotlights Obama’s alleged ability to isolate the regime, he turned him down flat.
The line of world leaders who don’t take this American president seriously just got longer.
The UN has a hard time confronting Iran for many reasons. For starters, Iran is a UN authority figure. Currently, Iran is a Vice-President of the UN General Assembly. Though it stones women to death for alleged adultery, and recently banned them from 80 fields of university study, Iran is a member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. A master at arbitrary and unlawful killings, as well as torture, Iran is on the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Infamous for an absence of freedom of speech and of the press, Iran is the Rapporteur of the UN Committee on Information.The line of world leaders who don’t take this American president seriously just got longer.
Iran is also the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. But the UN still has no definition of terrorism because all if its Islamic members have signed on to the Islamic Terrorism Convention which says blowing up selected women and children doesn’t count.
Evidently, therefore, Ban Ki-moon felt the UN and Iran still have lots in common.
Also not holding the Secretary-General back was Iran’s systematic refusal to admit other UN officials, namely those specifically charged with investigating its human rights abuses. As recently as July, Iran refused to cooperate with the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran or allow him into the country. Also being refused entry after numerous requests are the UN Special Rapporteurs on torture, the independence of judges and lawyers, freedom of opinion and expression, summary or arbitrary executions, involuntary disappearances, freedom of religion or belief, and minorities. Obviously, the Secretary-General’s outing will permit Iran to tout his anodyne presence as an acceptable substitute.
Back in 2007 then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour made a similar mistake of attending a Tehran event of the Non-Aligned Movement. Following Arbour’s appearance, Iranian officials crowed that the UN had “taken part in the conference at the highest level” – and executed 21 people the day after she left.
Today, Iran’s genocidal sights are in plain view – with yet another call by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to “finish off” “the Zionist cancerous tumor” less than two weeks ago. Even the UN’s own slothful International Atomic Energy Agency threw up its hands on August 24 during its efforts to investigate Iran’s nuclear program and its military dimensions, and announced “important differences remain between Iran and the Agency…we have no plans for a follow-up meeting.” But why would Iran bother with the IAEA when the Secretary-General is coming to town?
President Obama has spent his first term in office watching the world’s most dangerous state make a dash for the world’s most dangerous weapon, and waiting for the UN Security Council, General Assembly, and Human Rights Council to get serious about the isolation and sanction of Iran. Ban Ki-moon’s Tehran sojourn legitimizes this rogue regime. President Obama’s foreign policy legitimizes the UN. It’s a toxic mix.
Programmes on the London-based broadcaster had advocated marital rape and violence against women Guardian, November 8, 2010 (thanks to David)
Islam Channel censured by OfcomThe presenter Nazreen Nawaz on Islam Channel, which has been ruled as in breach of the broadcasting code.
Ofcom has ruled that Islam Channel, a London-based broadcaster, broke the broadcasting code for advocating marital rape, violence against women and describing women who wore perfume outside of the home as "prostitutes".
Five programmes broadcast on the satellite TV channel were ruled to be in breach of broadcasting guidelines, the media regulator said today. Ofcom launched its investigation into the programmes, which aired in 2008 and 2009, following a report by the Quilliam thinktank that was published in March.
In a programme first broadcast in April last year, Ofcom ruled that the Islam Channel host Nazreen Nawaz condoned marital rape when she said: "And really the idea that a woman cannot refuse her husband's relations this is not strange to a Muslim because it is part of maintaining that strong marriage. But it shouldn't be such a big problem where the man feels he has to force himself upon the woman."
The broadcaster, which was fined £30,000 by Ofcom in 2007 for a series of breaches, also broke impartiality regulations for broadcasting one-sided coverage of international affairs and the Middle East conflict.
"Ofcom remains concerned about Islam Channel's understanding and compliance processes in relation to the [broadcasting] code," the media regulator said. "This is particularly the case, given that the Islam Channel has previously been fined for breaches of the code relating to due impartiality."
Ofcom is so concerned it has called in the management from Islam Channel for a top-level meeting to explain and discuss its compliance processes in relation to the code.
Talal Rajab, author of the original Quilliam report into Islam Channel, added: "At the same time, there are encouraging signs that the channel is now making efforts to improve its output and to give greater airtime to a wider range of more mainstream Muslim voices. We stand ready to help Islam Channel further improve and diversify its output in order to avoid further problems. The Islam Channel could yet become a powerful voice for greater social harmony."
The report published in March by the Quilliam thinktank had found that Islam Channel regularly promoted violent extremist views and regressive attitudes towards women. The foundation monitored the channel's output over a three-month period and a published a report in March claiming that Islam Channel was implicit in spreading "reactionary, intolerant messages".
The channel also broke the broadcasting code by encouraging violence against women, in a Q&A session on marital violence, and for labelling women who wore perfume "prostitutes".
The broadcaster, which was fined £30,000 by Ofcom in 2007 for a series of breaches, also broke impartiality regulations for broadcasting one-sided coverage of international affairs and the Middle East conflict.
Good piece in The NY Times on our victory in court yesterday:
"Judge Criticizes M.T.A.’s Delay in Ad Case" Benjamin Weiser and Matt Flegenheimer, NY TimesUPDATE: AFLC: Federal Judge Issues Final Ruling Striking Down Speech Restriction and Ordering the New York MTA to Display Pro-Israel/Anti-Jihad Bus Advertisement
Most people who get frustrated at delays caused by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have little recourse, other than to suffer quietly.
But a federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday was able to do much more.
The judge, Paul A. Engelmayer of Federal District Court, signaled his unhappiness at the agency’s seeming lack of urgency in its response to a July ruling, in which he found it had violated the First Amendment rights of a pro-Israel group by barring it from advertising on city buses; the agency had cited the ad’s demeaning language.
The agency had asked that the judge postpone implementation of his decision pending an appeal and also until after its board met next — on Sept. 27, when it would presumably address the no-demeaning-language policy.
But in an order late Wednesday, Judge Engelmayer granted the transportation agency just two more weeks to develop a new policy on such ads or to seek a further stay from an appellate court.
“The more protracted a stay keeping in place a constitutionally defective standard,” the judge wrote, “the more severe the continuing First Amendment injury.”
The group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, wanted to place an ad for four weeks on about 318 city buses. The proposed ad said, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.” It also said, “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
The authority found that the ad violated its ban on ads that demeaned individuals or groups on the basis of race, color, religion and six other listed categories. The group sued, and Judge Engelmayer ruled on July 20 that the rejected ad was “not only protected speech — it is core political speech” that expressed a “pro-Israel perspective on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.”
Pamela Geller, executive director of the group that sought to place the ad, said on Wednesday: “Free speech is an absolute — so why the stall? Are they playing for time while they try to devise yet another way to circumvent the First Amendment?”
The judge had initially stayed his order for 30 days to allow the transportation authority time to consider appellate options or develop a new policy. This month, the agency appealed the July ruling, and also asked that the judge continue to stay his order pending its appeal and until after the Sept. 27 board meeting.
James B. Henly, the authority’s general counsel, said in court that the board met each month except in August, and that he could not even promise that the board would develop a new policy when it met next month.
The judge, citing the time from his July ruling until the late-September board meeting, noted that he was being asked to keep in place for 69 days a regulation that he had already found violated the First Amendment.
“I understand people are on vacation,” Judge Engelmayer said, “but we’ve got First Amendment issues at stake.”
Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the transportation authority, said a decision had not yet been made on whether to schedule a special meeting before Sept. 27.
In court, the judge also asked why the agency had not put in place a stopgap measure for its advertising guidelines, like one that would “simply ban demeaning speech across the board.”
The judge also directed that the agency’s general counsel promptly furnish copies of his order and his July ruling to the agency’s board, “to ensure that the board is fully informed of the potential consequences” of a decision to defer consideration of a new policy until after the stay expires in two weeks.
The dispute plays out at a time when Ms. Geller’s group has also run ads at Metro-North Railroad stations, with posters that cite “deadly Islamic attacks” since Sept. 11 and read, “It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamorealism.”
Mr. Donovan said the Metro-North ad was allowed because it did not reach the authority’s threshold for “demeaning” language.
“The language about ‘savage’ was at issue,” Mr. Donovan said, referring to the rejected ad. “‘Islamophobia’ did not run afoul of that particular guideline.”