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“When you're left wounded on

Afganistan's plains and

the women come out to cut up what remains,

Just roll to your rifle

and blow out your brains,

And go to your God like a soldier”

“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”

“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.”

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace,

for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .”
“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.

“Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man."
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

The Soldier stood and faced God

Which must always come to pass

He hoped his shoes were shining

Just as bright as his brass

"Step forward you Soldier,

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To My Church have you been true?"

"No, Lord, I guess I ain't

Because those of us who carry guns

Can't always be a saint."

I've had to work on Sundays

And at times my talk was tough,

And sometimes I've been violent,

Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny

That wasn't mine to keep.

Though I worked a lot of overtime

When the bills got just too steep,

The Soldier squared his shoulders and said

And I never passed a cry for help

Though at times I shook with fear,

And sometimes, God forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place

Among the people here.

They never wanted me around

Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here,

Lord, It needn't be so grand,

I never expected or had too much,

But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne

Where the saints had often trod

As the Soldier waited quietly,

For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you Soldier,

You've borne your burden well.

Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,

You've done your time in Hell."

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May the year 2014, be plentiful, with happiness, health and wealth to all the visitors, to my blog
Sunday, November 30, 2014
This will remain on top until the end of the year, may you lives glitter with happiness, hope and prosperity this year, 2014.

posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 11:59 PM   0 comments
The Jewish Question
Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Alex Markovsky 

Winston Churchill called Jews, “..the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has ever appeared in the world.”
We are remarkable all right. When you have a smart Jew he predominates with his intellectual prowess over the rest of the human race, but when you have a dumb Jew, he is an insult to human intelligence.
As a Jew, I was perplexed which of those remarkable Jewish-Americans voted for Obama in 2008; to me, it was completely obvious that the alternative choices for president in 2008 were clear and unambiguous.
On the Republican side was a war hero, a strong supporter of  Israel, an experienced politician with a strong track record and a commitment to public service. On the other side, for the Democrats, was a young man of Muslim background, an inexperienced politician with no track record of accomplishment whose personal files were mysteriously sealed. Moreover, this man had dubious connections with anti-Semites and America-haters.
(Read more…)
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:46 PM   0 comments
U.S. State Department “trolling” jihadists on social media: “As a psy-op tool, it’s pretty laughable”
140417150235-think-again-tweet-4-story-bodyJihad Watch : “As a psy-op tool, it’s pretty laughable.”
Indeed. Alberto Fernandez, coordinator of the State Department’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC), says:
“The way I see it is we are participating in the marketplace of ideas.” He sees it wrong. Take the State tweet about the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas: “Destroying ancient culture out of hatred and backwardness are a feature of al Qaeda’s ideology.”
An al Qaeda member is not going to be moved by that, for several reasons. Foremost among them is that he has no respect for “ancient culture,” and doesn’t think that destroying its artifacts is a manifestation of “hatred and backwardness.”  This is because the Qur’an suggests that the ruins of non-Muslim cultures are a sign of Allah’s punishment of those who rejected his truth: “Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth.” (Qur’an 3:137)
This is one of the foundations of the Islamic idea that pre-Islamic civilizations, and non-Islamic civilizations, are all jahiliyya — the society of unbelievers, which is worthless. The State tweet shows no awareness of any of that, and proceeds from the assumption that al Qaeda members share certain values and priorities with non-Muslims that in fact they do not share: that ancient cultures have value in themselves, that one would want to destroy them only out of hatred and backwardness, etc.
This program is rendered useless by the State Department’s willful ignorance of Islam, and resolute denial of politically incorrect facts about Islamic texts and teachings. As such, it is not going to make an al Qaeda member “think again turn away” for a nanosecond. “Why the U.S. government is ‘trolling’ jihadists on social media,” by Tim Hume, CNN, April 18:
Read it all here.......
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:31 PM   0 comments
Former imam used UK’s Finsbury Park mosque as “base of operations for the global export of violence and terror”
abu-hamzaJihad Watch : Where are all those “hundreds of Muslims” whom Abu Hamza inspired and incited now?
Is the British government watching them, or preparing to award them MBE’s? Back in 2009, before the British government went into full appeasement mode and started banning counter-jihadists from the country, I was in London and went to the Finsbury Park Mosque.
There I was assured that Abu Hamza’s gang was all gone and they were all “moderates” there now, and a very kind young man weighed me down with books, hoping I would read them and convert to Islam.
One was an edition of the Qur’an with commentary by the Pakistani politician and Islamic scholar Maulana Maududi. Maududi wrote in his commentary on Qur’an 9:29: “The purpose for which Muslims are required to fight is not, as one might think, to compel the unbelievers into embracing Islam. Rather, its purpose is to put an end to the suzerainty of the unbelievers so that the latter are unable to rule over people.
The authority to rule should only be vested in those who follow the True Faith; unbelievers who do not follow this True Faith should live in a state of subordination. Anybody who becomes convinced of the Truth of Islam may accept the faith of his/her own volition. The unbelievers are required to pay jizyah (poll tax) in return for the security provided to them as the dhimmis (“Protected People”) of an Islamic state. Jizyah symbolizes the submission of the unbelievers to the suzerainty of Islam.”
“Abu Hamza trial: Former imam used Finsbury Park mosque as ‘base of operations for the global export of violence and terror’, New York court told,” by David Usborne, the Independent, April 17 :
Read it all here.........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:26 PM   0 comments
Vietnamese officers shot dead by Chinese Uighur Muslims
Five Uighur Muslims and two Vietnamese police killed in gun fight.

18 Uighur Muslims illegally entering Vietnam were arrested by Vietnamese police who received request from the Chinese authorities to send them back to China, but some of the arrested robbed an AK-47 from a guard and opened fire at police.
Hat tip : Vlad Tepes
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:50 PM   0 comments
'British' Teenager killed inside Syria..Left wonder why?...Turns out his Uncle was locked up in Gitmo.
Eye On The World : (Brighton) Another British youth ( Abdullah Deghayes) has been found to have been killed inside Syria and the left wonder out loud about just what is drawing so many so called innocent British citizens to yet another Islamic war zone in which to die?
 "Abu Islam, says Britain has nothing to worry from him: "For me personally I was born and raised there, that's my home....Abu Muhadjar also denies they will be a threat: "That's slightly surreal to go back to UK and start a jihad there. I do understand their concern but you cannot paint everyone with the same brush."If I wanted to do something in UK I wouldn't have come here. If I did want to do something in UK I would have already done it by now, but I'm here. "
So on that note the bBC reports that the victims father, Abubaker  Deghayes  said he thought his son had been in Libya and did not know of his trip to Syria. he also related that he had not seen his son for "two or three months", but he now believed he had died in Syria.So in other words, the father doesn't have a clue just why his 18 year old son would up sticks and bugger off to Syria and as Toyah Wilcox sang; Its a Mystery But here is what the bBC and the left don't reveal about the Deghayes family.

Abudallah's Uncle 'Omar Deghayes' while awaiting his asylum papers in the UK decided instead in the middle of his studies to bugger off to find salvation in a pure Islamic state, which is why in 2001 he was found fighting for Al Queda and then locked up inside  Guantanamo  Bay .Oh how the left, promoted that the view that Omar was an innocent man, that as a muslim he could only be a victim and that he should be brought back home and guess what he was and to much fanfare by the left he was also awarded a huge cash payout in which to prevent human rights lawyers from dragging out a court case (resulting in even more costs to the British tax payer)

Then there's the victims father  Abubaker  who it transpires isn't Mr Innocent, that actually he's a relgious agitator and that he took control of a mosque in Brighton by using force and intimidation , here's what the Sunday Times had to say on this man in 2006:
Abubaker Deghayes, who now runs the mosque in Brighton and whose brother Omar is a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, told an undercover reporter that he endorsed the views of George Galloway, the Respect MP, who said an attack on the prime minister by a suicide bomber could be morally justified. Deghayes said he prayed for Allah to support anyone who attacked Blair. Court documents show Deghayes took over the mosque using violence, intimidation and threats. Dr Abduljalil Sajid, a leading imam and a government adviser on Islam, was forced out as head of the mosque by Deghayes and his supporters.
With family members like his father and uncle in which to set an example, it isn't hard to see that the apple hasn't dropped far from the tree in this case, and yet for some strange reason the left who championed both his family members as victims don't want you to know about their past.
Maybe its time so called Human right campaigners are questioned for their support of Islamic terrorists?
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:45 PM   0 comments
Did Jordan use her new mini Gunships to take out Syrian rebels
Eye On The World : (Amman) The other day a convoy of Syrian rebels tried to sneak in neighbouring Jordan and were taken out by the Jordanian military.
When they ignored warning shots in which to turn around, the gloves were taken off and the convoy destroyed. A Jordanian  army statement said the incident took place at around 10:30am when several camouflaged vehicles attempted to traverse rugged frontier terrain and disregarded warnings not to proceed:
 “After repeated warnings that (we) would not allow a violation of the border, a number of air force planes sent warning shots towards the vehicles, but they did not heed these warnings and continued,.This forced the army to apply known engagement rules and to destroy the vehicles,” 
Now, what interested me about his story is that recently Jordan took hold of a couple of Casa CN235 light transport planes , which they converted into mini-gunships (like the US AC130 variants)  These CN 235 have been fitted out with electro-optical targeting systems that include a laser designator, aircraft self-protection equipment, and a weapons suite of Hellfire laser-guided missiles, 70mm/2.75 inch rockets (which could include laser guided rockets), and the same M230 link-fed 30mm chain gun that equips AH-64 Apache helicopters. The weapons are all controlled by a  mission system, turning the CN-235 into a very lethal but relatively inexpensive counter-insurgency platform.

Seeing as the pictures handed out by the Jordanians showed the vehicles hit, on fire after getting hit by machine gunfire from the air, I wonder if they decided to test drive their new toys the other day.
Seeing as their F16s would have had a much harder time taking these vehicles out with weapons fire.
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:35 PM   0 comments
Family of Jew Killer
Merah affair: Sister and mother of Islamist terrorist arrested

Most of the suspects have been released, except for three that are still under arrest: Abdelkader Merah, the older brother of the killer, Muhammad Mounir Miskine, a friend, and Fetha Malki, the arms supplier.
The website of the local daily, La Depeche du Midi, reported on Tuesday that the sister was arrested on Monday evening in Toulouse. The sister, Souad, had been arrested once before for condoning terrorism, after she was secretly recorded – in a conversation with another one of her brothers – saying she was proud of Muhammad.
Following the arrest she condemned the seven murders. The national radio station, Europe 1, said that the mother, Zoulikha Aziri, had also been interrogated for by police two weeks ago, for 24 hours, then released.
From EoZ
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:27 PM   0 comments
Caroline Glick: The disappearance of America’s will

The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US’s indifferent response to it. In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America’s most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades.
As Gordon Chang noted at a symposium in Los Angeles last month hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, since President Barack Obama entered office in 2009, the Chinese have responded to his overtures of goodwill and appeasement with intensified aggression against the US’s Asian allies and against US warships.
From EoZ
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:23 PM   0 comments
“Mass” immigration of Coptic Christians to Israel
Egyptian Christians Slammed for Visiting Israel for Easter

On Sunday, the Arab news website Elaph alluded to an Israeli government ploy by citing sources in Egypt’s travel industry that claimed Israeli visas issued for Easter travel were really intended for another “mass” immigration of Coptic Christians to Israel. These fears stem from earlier waves of Christian emigration.
It is doubtful that Egypt’s ruling class views as disagreeable a potential exodus of Copts. It is more likely to be encouraged, if not fostered, just as in the evacuation of Jews from Egypt during the Nasser era. Currently, focusing on such “news” creates an opportunity to criticize and condemn imaginary offenses by Jews and the Israeli government.
From EoZ
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:17 PM   0 comments
The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, but some Arab nations appear bent on making it the burial ground for one of them.
Ron Prosor The Middle East War on Christians

This week, as Jews celebrate the Passover holiday, they are commemorating the Bible's Exodus story describing a series of plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt that freed the Israelites, allowing them to make their way to the Holy Land. But over the past century, another exodus, driven by a plague of persecution, has swept across the Middle East and is emptying the region of its Christian population. The persecution is especially virulent today.
The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, but some Arab nations appear bent on making it the burial ground for one of them. For 2,000 years, Christian communities dotted the region, enriching the Arab world with literature, culture and commerce. At the turn of the 20th century, Christians made up 26% of the Middle East's population. Today, that figure has dwindled to less than 10%. Intolerant and extremist governments are driving away the Christian communities that have lived in the Middle East since their faith was born.
From EoZ
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 6:59 PM   0 comments
Rare Video of 'Happy' Muslims Slammed as 'Sinful'
The Independent : They are male and female, young and old, black, white and Asian, with hijab and without, but they are all Muslims.
And they are all happy.That's the message of a new video which shows dozens of British Muslims dancing their hearts out, laughing, singing and smiling along to Pharrell Williams' hit single "Happy".

Produced by a group of young Muslims called Honesty Policy, the four-minute video is infectious and its unashamedly positive message has gone viral more than 300,000 hits (and rising) on YouTube this week. Just try and watch it without smiling – you'll fail.
That hasn't stopped a vocal minority attacking the project as haram (an Arabic term meaning sinful), though, and yesterday the BBC Asian Network held a vigorous debate asking whether the video was halal (an action that is permissible to engage in). Read it all here......
Hat tip : RoP
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 6:55 PM   0 comments
WARNING: Graphic Pictures of Beheaded Syrian Soldiers
Raymond Ibrahim : In Idlib, northwest Syria, seven soldiers were recently captured by “rebel” forces.  They were tortured and executed, by beheading, echoing Koran 47:4: “So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve [or "infidels"], then smite the necks [decapitate] until when you have overcome them… That is the command.”

Today, Al Hadath News published the following pictures of the aftermath, to document the atrocity — and the nature of the “rebellion,” so frequently portrayed in the West as a fight for “freedom and democracy.” (Click here for more on Syria’s beheadings.) Read more here....
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 6:15 PM   0 comments
‘Our Youngest Hostage’

Raymond Ibrahim : According to Sham Times, jihadi social media networks posted the above picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by armed men pointing their rifles at him.  The caption appearing with the picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is “Our youngest hostage from among the hostile sects of Kessab.”
Kessab is a predominantly Christian Armenian village in Syria near the Turkish border.  Earlier it was invaded by jihadis, who terrorized, pillaged churches, and prompted some 2000 residents to flee.  Initial reports had stated that about a dozen families remained as hostages.
Since the picture appeared on social media, many have expressed shock and outrage, condemning the Syrian “rebels,” while others cast doubt on the authenticity of the picture.
The fact remains that the “Free Syrian Army,” along with other “rebel” groups operating in Syria, are guilty of several crimes against humanity — including against women and children.
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 6:10 PM   0 comments
Karpal Singh- Tiger of Jelutong (1940-2014)
Sakmongkol AK47 : I join all conscientious Malaysians of all races to express the deepest of sadness, sorrow and a feeling of loss over the man known for his uncompromising upholding of truth and justice.
Fought with equal vehemence through politics and the law. What did Karpal Singh fight for? For as long as I remember Karpal fought for the supremacy of the law. The law which he understood to mean that everyone living in the realm is subjected as equals before the law.
As a result of this unshakeable conviction, he has been able to dispute and challenge every transgression of the law irrespective of who the author of those transgressions is. Be it the high and mighty, the royal family and we have had so many of them who have broken all sorts of law these years, the politicians and the powerful.
I suspect he has a natural inclination to be on the side of the oppressed, the weak and powerless, and the common people. Karpal Singh is radical in that sense. He actually delights and savors a fight with the establishment- in any form and guise into which he tears through with reason, the law and conviction. He does not believe in any god-incarnate institutions here in Malaysia. His unshakeable motto is if in court, anytime, anywhere.
Read it all here......
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 5:25 PM   0 comments
Interview with Syrian Jihadi goes off narrative...

Hat tip : Blazing Cat Fur
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 4:57 PM   0 comments
Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens. By John Fund
National Review : Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch.
They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions.
It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?
All of these have their own SWAT units and are part of a worrying trend towards the militarization of federal agencies — not to mention local police forces. “Law-enforcement agencies across the U.S., at every level of government, have been blurring the line between police officer and soldier,” journalist Radley Balko writes in his 2013 book Rise of the Warrior Cop.
“The war on drugs and, more recently, post-9/11 antiterrorism efforts have created a new figure on the U.S. scene: the warrior cop — armed to the teeth, ready to deal harshly with targeted wrongdoers, and a growing threat to familiar American liberties.”
Read it all here..............
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 4:47 PM   0 comments
Brunei implements Sharia: Non-Muslim citizens forbidden to drink in public even when abroad
Jihad Watch : “‘It is not the local authorities’ responsibility to go to every other country in the hope of keeping tabs of these misconducts committed by citizens and permanent residents of Brunei’, essentially clarifying that those who have committed such crimes will be charged should a complaint be made against them by the nation’s citizens or permanent residents for their public alcohol consumption in countries outside of Brunei.”
So if you’re a Bruneian in Adelaide or Manila and it’s hot day and you’d like to toss back a couple of cold ones, just make sure there aren’t any other Bruneians around.
This illustrates how close the congruence is between Sharia and life in totalitarian states, in which people grab small joys furtively, always looking over their shoulder to make sure no informants are around. “Non-Muslim Bruneians can’t drink in public abroad,” from the Borneo Bulletin, April 17 :
Read it all here..............
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 4:31 PM   0 comments
Kansas City: Mohammed Whitaker charged in highway shootings, given 18 felony charges
Mohammed WhitakerJihad Watch : In light of the fact that Mohammed Whitaker’s father’s name is Edward, it is likely that he is a convert to Islam.
And he may be yet another convert to Islam who has somehow misunderstood his new, peaceful religion. Whitaker’s sniper attacks against drivers on the highway recalls the Beltway jihad sniper attacks of John Allen Muhammad in the Washington area.
Still, this may not be jihad. It may be that Mohammed Whitaker is a “right-wing extremist,” driven mad by his reading of Whittaker Chambers.
If it is a jihad attack, the mainstream media will do its best to cover up and obfuscate that fact, or downplay and ignore it if it is indisputable. “Grandview man, 27, charged in area highway shootings,” by Christine Vendel for the Kansas City Star, April 18 : 
Read it all here...........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 4:26 PM   0 comments
Egypt: Islamic supremacists step up kidnappings of Christian women
egyptian-christians-persecutedJihad Watch : “It’s pervasive; police at the local level are not stopping the abductions.”
This is because all too many police at the local level are Muslims who sympathize with these kidnappings, and believe that it is perfectly justified for Muslims to seize Christian girls and either rape them as “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3) or force them to convert to Islam, which they believe will be better for them anyway.
“There is no compulsion in religion,” says the Qur’an (2:256), but what constitutes “compulsion” is in the eye of the beholder. After all, the institutionalized subjugation of the dhimma, with its regular humiliation and harassment, from which one can be freed for the simple price of converting to Islam, is not considered compulsion.
Remember Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, the journalists who were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam — even though their conversions were obviously coerced, their captors made them say that they were converting freely, and the captors probably believed that themselves. After all, the journos could have chosen to be killed instead. “Rate of Christian girls abducted and attacked by extremists on the rise in Egypt,” by Perry Chiaramonte,, April 18:
Read it all here.............
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 4:22 PM   0 comments
Pakistan: Muslim murders Christian for refusing to convert to Islam
Indian.ChristiansJihad Watch : “The situation endures because of the government inactions.
If people involved in such crimes are brought to justice, then it can act as a deterrent, but instead they are being encouraged by local religious leaders, Imams and Madrasahs.”
And the “government inactions” stem from the fact that the Pakistani government is filled with so many Islamic supremacists who look kindly on this kind of behavior.
It is virtually impossible for Christians to get justice in Pakistan, but the global “human rights community” can’t be bothered with such matters — it has its hands full dealing with “Islamophobia.”
“Christian boy killed for not converting to Islam,” Pakistan Christian Post, April 18:
Read it all here.............
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 4:19 PM   0 comments
Blessed Good Friday and the meaning of Easter
Friday, April 18, 2014
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:17 PM   0 comments
Do our Armed Forces have a Succession Plan?
Sakmongkol AK47 : I understand our PAT is already 60 years old.
He has lobbied and the minister has agreed to extend his services for another 2 years. He has served this country well but it is time for others to take over. I want to ask- is there a succession plan of the military top brass? Why do we need to extend the services of the current PAT by another 2 years?
Does this mean that the other services chiefs are not qualified to take over? We have at least four 4-star generals who could easily take over as PAT. we have the Navy Chief, the Air Force Chief, Chief of Amy and the Chief of the National Defence University. Why don’t we appoint any of these fellows? Our military needs new commanders and new doctrines and needs to be modernized.
The Lahad Datu Incident showed many shortcomings. The latest case of the missing MH370 further exposed our inadequacies. We lacked mission capable assets. The Hercules planes participating in Australia are doing exactly what? Hercules is merely a transport plane that is hardly suitable for SAR operations, unless of course we define eye observation as SAR.
The chief of armed forces is always housed at a government quarters somewhere near the old Istana Negara. Recently, the residence of our armed forces chief was renovated at a cost of nearly RM10 million. Hundreds of low ranking soldiers were mustered to do work at the house doing cleaning up jobs I suppose. How was it decided that we needed to spend this amount on sprucing up the official residence of our army chief? Is it proper also for the PAT to call up our soldiers to do domestic work at his residence?
Read it all here.........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:19 PM   0 comments
A big fan of the Tiger of Jelutong
Like millions of Malaysians I too was big fan of the Karpal Singh.

In his younger days and near to elections he like all political leaders of that time would travel all over the country giving political speeches. I remember when he came to Raub ( my home town ) he would stand on a wooden box in the middle of the football field surrounded by a huge crowd and give fiery speeches.
Although persecuted and prosecuted for the better part of his life Karpal never wavered from his principles.
He was amongst the very few political leaders who was completely scandal free. Such was his personality and ability as a lawyer that he dwarfed his generation of lawyers and law makers. I was one of the lucky ones who managed to get a signed copy of his book , Karpal Singh the Tiger of Jelutong.
This was not at the official launch but at his office at Jalan Pudu through the help of a good friend who knows Karpal very well. There I met this tiger in his den who obliged me without hesitation. Due to his medical condition it was quite painful to see him write as his hand was not able to get a good grip of the pen, but write he did as you can see.
Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) Idris Hassan
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:05 PM   0 comments
Malaysian Judge: Islam 'Above Other Faiths'
The Malays Mail : KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge said.Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah stressed that such sculptures of non-Muslim deities should not be built in the open, but should be placed within an enclosed building instead.
“With such a huge statue, you’re showing that your religion is all mighty and powerful,” Mohd Noor told The Malay Mail Online and Bernama in an joint interview yesterday, referring to the 42.7-metre high statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu warrior god, at Batu Caves in Selangor.
Pointing to the Federal Constitution which states that Islam is the religion of the federation, the former judge insisted Islam is above other faiths. “When non-Muslims build such big idols, it hurts people’s feelings,” he said.
He added that non-Muslims had freedom of worship, but that such freedom must be exercised in a way where “Muslims don’t feel threatened”. The retired judge also criticised the 30.2-metre high statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, at a Buddhist temple at Air Itam, Penang. Read it all here.........
Hat tip : RoP
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 7:58 PM   0 comments
British Woman May Face Execution in Iran for Insulting Islam
Gatestone Institute : The notes from Dr. Azam's medical journal include a crushed toe, broken fingers, missing fingernails, broken ribs, a skull fracture, severe abdominal bruising, marks of flogging on her back and feet [and] extensive damage to her genitals.
Dutch authorities expressed shock and sadness over her execution and cut off diplomatic relations with Iran for approximately 20 days. Roya Nobakht, 47, presently being detained as a political prisoner in Iran, may face execution for insulting Islam.
She has lived in Stockport, England with her husband for the last six years and holds dual British-Iranian citizenship. Her husband, Daryoush Taghipoor, has stated that his wife was arrested while visiting a friend at Iran's Shiraz airport last October for comments she had made on a Facebook group calling the government of Iran "too Islamic."
According to a copy of her charge sheet seen by the UK's Independent; she was transferred to Tehran and charged with "gathering and participation with intent to commit crimes against national security and insulting Islamic sanctities"-- crimes punishable by death. Read it all here.......
Hat tip : RoP
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British Jihadis Tweet Photos of Severed Heads, Praise Allah
Daily Mail : British jihadists in Syria are posing with guns, ammunition and severed heads before posting their bragging photos on social media sites.
The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sharm (ISIS) has found itself alienated from the more moderate rebel groups due to its history of attacking those groups and killing their commanders. However, despite setbacks British fighters are posting disturbing images of themselves on social media, according to Vice News.
This time last year photographs appeared to show British recruits having fun in swimming pools and eating Cadbury's chocolates which they had taken from home. But the images have now taken a more sinister turn - including men posing with severed heads, bloodied guns and ammunition.
Abu Abdurrahman al Britani and Abu Daighum al Britani are two fighters from London who are now members of Rayat al Tawheed, an ISIS faction that communicates in English. The pair have been uploading pictures for their followers back home in Britain to see. One image shows a bloodied hand with the caption: 'My first time.' Read and see all the images here...............
Hat tip : RoP
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UN Condemns Brunei's Plan to Stone Homosexuals
Metro Weekly : "Under international law, stoning people to death constitutes torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is thus clearly prohibited."
Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Comissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). He continued, "Application of the death penalty for such a broad range of offenses contravenes international law."
The statement was made in response to Brunei's new penal code, which permits the punishment of death by stoning for a range of offences, including same-sex sexual relationships, adultery, rape, extramarital affairs and publicly declaring oneself to be non-Muslim. Brunei, which has a majority Muslim population and is phasing in Sharia law, previously had a 10-year prison sentence as the maximum punishment for sex between persons of the same gender.
Hat tip : RoP
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They Just Hate Jews
Alan Dershowitz: 'Extreme Left and Extreme Right Have Only One Thing in Common -- They Hate Jews'

Monday on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz discussed Sundays tragic shooting outside a Jewish community center in Kansas City:
“When we were kids we learned sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never harm you. That’s a lie, Names hurt. They are horrible, and we shouldn’t be tolerating them in society. But the law under our Constitution can’t move against people simply for expressing views.”

"They praise Hitler and they praise Farrakhan and of corse Farrakhan was one of this guy's heroes along with Hitler and David Duke. Here you have a problem with the extreme left and extreme right have only one thing in common, they hate jews. The extreme left preaches this kind of bigotry as well, people like Farrakhan people within Hamas and Hezbollah and the extreme right."
From EoZ
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Imam: 'Everybody was Happy' When Planes Hit WTC on 9/11
ABC News : An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge ruled Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest issued a written decision narrowing the evidence that can be presented against Mustafa Kamel Mustafa two days before opening statements were scheduled to start in the cleric's trial on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida. Forrest rejected the introduction of several statements that she found cumulative or insufficiently relevant to the charges.
But she allowed the majority of the government's proposed videos, audios and written statements. Mustafa has pleaded not guilty. He is accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in 1999 in Oregon and by arranging for others to attend an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan.
He also is accused of ensuring there was satellite phone service for hostage-takers who abducted two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Four hostages died. Read it all here.......
Hat tip : RoP
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What a suprise: Families of Islamic terrorists caught out....lying.
Eye On The World : (London) On the 14th of May 2004 a British army patrol was ambushed by Iraqi insurgents near Majar Al Kabir, a town in Southern Iraq , they in turn called for reinforcements and these too were ambushed.
Heavily outnumbered and on ground not of their picking the British soldiers decided to take the fight to the enemy, so fixing bayonets, they advanced into contact and killed 28 terrorists as well as taking a large number prison. The incident was known as the 'The battle of Danny Boy' and was forgotten about until the traitorous bBC decided to knock out a program which rewrote the incident as a war crime of British making.
Ambulance chasing lawyers seeing a chance in which to make a killing took the British ministry of defence to court  and 10 years later at a cost of over £22 million,the court case collapsed when the so called human rights lawyers threw in the towel and finally admitted they had no evidence that British troops abused any Iraqi terrorists.

Today the British government issued a statement condemning the families of the terrorists killed, stating that they lied simply for financial gain, if I had my way I would bill the so called Human right crowd (And the bBC) for £22 million. However as this is about the Islamic terrorist fawning bBC they ended their coverage on this finding with this little snippet:
Patrick O'Connor QC described them as: "Gross violations of the Geneva Conventions, inhuman and degrading treatment of wounded, broken and helpless young men, who were utterly at the mercy of their military handlers and interrogators."The MoD has admitted that one detainee was grabbed and shaken, and that another may have been slapped. It also concedes that the detainees should have been given a proper meal when they were first captured.
My heart bleeds
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Facebook Exec Attends Islamist Event on 'Internet Hate'
Front Page Magazine : The Islamic supremacist group Muslim Advocates has announced that its Annual Gala 2014 on May 3 will host an “onstage conversation” about “countering hate on the internet” featuring Monika Bickert, the Head of Global Policy Management for Facebook, along with Muslim Advocates’ Executive Director Farhana Khera and Hilary Shelton of the NAACP.
Who exactly is Monika Bickert? As Head of Global Policy Management for Facebook, she is Facebook’s speech police. So is it any wonder that groups like Muslim Advocates would be feting her? Muslim Advocates is an organization of Sharia enforcers, enforcers of the blasphemy laws under Sharia…
Groups like these have millions of dollars and an obviously subversive mission, and for them someone like Bickert is a key player. How many of you who are reading this know exactly what I’m talking about? How many of you have been banned from Facebook for twenty-four hours for posting a jihad story or saying something that might offend Muslims?
I myself have been banned numerous times for merely posting a link to a jihad article. The well-oiled machine of Islamic supremacists descends daily on Facebook and flags or reports stories that they deem unacceptable for the eyes of the Facebook user and American news consumer. Read it all here..........
Hat tip : RoP
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Going Ottoman? Ceremonial cavalry regiment serves for first time in Turkey’s presidential mansion
Blazing Cat Fur : The ceremonial cavalry regiment was in the spotlight in Turkey’s presidential mansion on April 16, when President Abdullah Gül welcomed his Latvian counterpart Andris Berzins with a ceremony never before seen in Ankara’s Çankaya neighborhood.
Gül met Berzins at the entrance of the mansion and accompanied him to the spot where the two watched the ceremonial cavalry’s maiden performance.
The two heads of state then entered the mansion for official talks after listening to their respective national anthems.
Video at link.
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How modernity ‘radicalizes’ Western Muslims
Blazing Cat Fur : A new Danish statistical study finds that “Muslims [are] 218 percent more criminal in second generation than first.”
While some of these crimes are clearly related to Islam—such as attacks on Muslim apostates to Christianity—others, such as rampant theft of non-Muslims, would appear banal, until one realizes that even robbery and plunder is justified by Islamic doctrine—as one UK Muslim cleric once clearly said.
The interesting question here is why are second generation Muslims, who are presumably more Westernized than their Muslim parents, also more “radical”? Lest one dismiss this phenomenon as a product of economics or some other “grievance” against European host nations, the fact is, even in America, where Muslims are much better assimilated than in Europe, they too are turning to “radicalism.”
Read it all here......
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Syria: inside the ancient monastery regained from Islamist rebels
Blazing Cat Fur : The Telegraph's Peter Oborne visits the town of Maaloula, 40 miles from Damascus, where government forces have routed radical Islamist rebels and regained control of ancient Christian places of worship.
Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus Christ is still spoken in Maaloula. On a hill above the village lies the ancient monastery of St Sergius.

After months of heavy fighting in the area between Syrian regime forces and rebels, the monastery and a small chapel within it lie in ruins. They suffered great damage from gun and shellfire, but also at the hands of Islamist rebels who for months controlled Maaloula.

Now the regime of Bashar al-Assad has regained control of the village, and allowed The Telegraph's chief political commentator Peter Oborne to visit.
Read it all here......
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The slow death of free speech
The Spectator : These days, pretty much every story is really the same story:

  • In Galway, at the National University of Ireland, a speaker who attempts to argue against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) programme against Israel is shouted down with cries of ‘Fucking Zionist, fucking pricks… Get the fuck off our campus.’  
  • In California, Mozilla’s chief executive is forced to resign because he once made a political donation in support of the pre-revisionist definition of marriage. 
  • At Westminster, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee declares that the BBC should seek ‘special clearance’ before it interviews climate sceptics, such as fringe wacko extremists like former Chancellor Nigel Lawson.
Read it all here......
Hat tip : Blazing Cat Fur
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Al Qaeda jihadist: “We must eliminate the cross. … The bearer of the cross is America!”
Eliminate CrossJihad Watch : “A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years.
And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn’t know about it or couldn’t get a drone there in time to strike.”
Maybe they were too busy engaging in “outreach” with Muslim groups linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and too busy reassuring Muslim communities in the U.S. of their benign intentions, to pay any attention to this.
“Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen,” by Barbara Starr for CNN, April 16 : In a speech to the group, al-Wuhayshi makes it clear that he’s going after the United States, saying “We must eliminate the cross. … The bearer of the cross is America!”
Read it all here..........
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Terrorist Supporting David Cameron met with Muslim Brotherhood official last year
Blazing Cat Fur : British Prime Minister David Cameron held a two-hour meeting with Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad el-Hadad on May 17, 2013, and offered his support for the group in Egypt.
According to the Middle East Eye, the meeting took place during President Mohammed Morsi’s brief reign, and was the first of a series of official visits between Downing Street officials and Brotherhood members, some of whom — including el-Hadad — are presently awaiting custody in Egypt.

During the prime minister’s meeting with el-Hadad, the two discussed Egypt’s free market potential, with Cameron offering Britain’s support. Downing Street confirmed the report in a statement on Wednesday, and staunchly defended the meeting.
Read it all here.......
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Sexual assault in Egypt going unpunished, group says
Screen capture from video allegedly showing a woman being attacked by a mob in Tahrir Square, Cairo, November 2011

Blazing Cat Fur : CAIRO — Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011 uprising in Egypt, where hundreds of female protesters have been the target of attack with apparent impunity, rights groups said Wednesday.
“Successive Egyptian governments have failed to address violence against women, with serious implications for women’s participation in the political transition of their country,” said a group of rights organizations led by FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights.

Sexual assaults on women protesters were reported during demonstrations after the 2011 fall of Hosni Mubarak, and then under the military junta which ruled Egypt after him and again during protests against president Mohammed Morsi, they said in a report. “However, as of March 2014, not a single perpetrator had yet been brought to justice,” said the report, which quoted several victims on their experiences.
Read it all here......
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NYPD Stands Down on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing
bill-de-blasio-hands-folded-apJihad Watch : At Breitbart today I discuss the latest capitulation to Leftist and Islamic supremacist enabling of jihad terror:
The New York Police Department announced Tuesday, the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon jihad attack, that it was disbanding a special unit that had been dedicated to watching for jihad terror threats in Muslim communities.
That’s good; after all, who ever heard of a Muslim staging a terror attack? And what better day to announce such news than the first anniversary of what New York officials evidently think is the last Islamic jihad attack ever on American soil?
As I show in my book Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In, this NYPD program had been under fire for several years for “profiling” Muslim communities in New York and New Jersey – that is, for operating on the assumption that communities of Muslims might be more likely to plot a terror attack than, say, communities of Amish, or bowling leagues. 
Read it all here........
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Interfaith outreach in Syria: Missile hits Catholic school, one child dead, 61 injured
Armenian School SyriaJihad Watch : Shhh! Do not speak of this!
“Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.” — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013
“ASIA/SYRIA – A missile on an Armenian Catholic school: a child killed, 61 injured,” from Agenzia Fides, April 15 :
Read it all here.......
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Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from Central African Republic
Internally displaced people wait for food distribution by a foreign non-governmental organization in the town of Boda April 15, 2014

Blazing Cat Fur : Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Médecins Sans Frontières said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbour.
Central African Republic has descended into chaos since the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition seized power a year ago. Its abuses on the majority Christian population triggered waves of revenge attacks, leading to thousands of deaths and displacing hundreds of thousands of civilians, including the majority of the country's Muslims.

The Chadian troops were escorting the last 540 Muslim residents of the northwestern town of Bossangoa to Gore in Chad when militia attacked the convoy at night on April 11 as it passed through Boguila, around 310 miles north of the capital Bangui. The Chadian soldiers fought back, and three wounded were later admitted to MSF facilities in Boguila and Paoua.

"We witnessed the majority of the population fleeing in panic to the bush," Stefano Argenziano, MSF head of mission in the country, said in a statement on Tuesday, estimating that around 7,000 people were displaced in the clash. "We are worried that the gun battle may have resulted in more people being injured. For the moment we cannot access the area to verify if this is the case and evacuate the wounded," Argenziano said.

The United Nations said earlier this month it was trying to urgently evacuate 19,000 Muslims from Bangui and other parts of Central African Republic who are surrounded by anti-balaka Christian militia threatening their lives.
Read it all here.....
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Nigeria: Islamic jihadists murder 20 in rampage, fourth jihad attack in three days
Nigerian ChildJihad Watch : Not to worry.
Obama Administration official Samantha Power is on the case, denouncing religion-inspired violence in…the Central African Republic and everywhere else that Muslims are victims.
But not in Nigeria, where the Islamic jihadists can apparently act with complete impunity, secure in the knowledge that the Nigerian government can’t stop them and that no other force has the will to do so.
“Islamic extremists kill 20 Nigerians during rampage,” from the Associated Press, April 16:
Read it all here.......
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A MoFo tweets, Zul Noordin: Allah took Karpal for hudud's sake
An unsympathetic, intolerant, racist,  MoFo tweets, click on MoFo, to know what it means !!! There are 85 descriptions for this turd.

Malaysiakini : As condolences pour in over the death of Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh, some appear to be seeing the veteran opposition leader's sudden departure as something to celebrate. Most controversial were comments from former Kulim Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Noordin, who praised God for Karpal's death, which he said would help advance hudud in Malaysia.

“At a time when the PAS Kelantan government wants to implement hudud with the help of Umno, Allah made Karpal die because he was its foremost opponent!

“May the struggle to implement hudud in Kelantan succeed. Thank God for the unity between PAS and Umno, and with Karpal no longer around, I believe the path is becoming clearer!” he tweeted.

His sentiments seem to be echoed by some internet users who have been circulating pictures alleged to be of Karpal's bleeding body from the accident early this morning. The pictures were included in a collage including a 1990 Utusan Malaysia clipping with the headline: 'To form an Islamic country, over my dead body first'. Also part of the collage circulating on Whatsapp is a verse from the Quran which reads, “And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion.” 
Netizens blast Zulkifli

His tweet earned him Youth and Sports Minister and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin's ire, who tweeted back, “Shut up. Really, shut up.” Zulkifli, a syariah lawyer, in a later tweet also lauded Karpal for his contribution to the legal fraternity, but this did little to ebb the onslaught by netizens and politicians alike against his earlier tweet.

MIC central working committee member S Vell Paari (left) also lambasted Zulkifli likening him to the devil.

“Karpal Singh is the sign of political righteousness. You are a sign of political satanism (sic),” he tweeted in reply.

Meanwhile another tweet from an account with the handle @putera_umno, a youth movement aligned to Umno once headed by now Tabung Haji chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, also riled many netizens over an apparently insensitive remark on Karpal's passing.

“You are so Islamic. Did you know that even my mother asked for the phone number of Karpal's widow to express her condolences?

“You have no class. If people do the same to my father, I will blame you. I have told him about your behaviour,” Marina Mahathir, daughter of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. Marina also tweeted a hadith (actions and sayings of Prophet Muhammad) that described the prophet once paying respects to a Jewish man.

However it is unclear what the user @putera_umno had initially tweeted to earn Marina's wrath, as the Twitter account has been suspended.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Shabery Cheek also censured those spreading pictures of Karpal from the accident.

“Spreading pictures of the dead especially in a terrible state is something unethical.

"I hope the maintream media does not to the same. We should all empathise with his surviving family,” he wrote on Facebook.

Karpal, 74, and his aide Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, 39, were killed in a road accident this morning near Kampar at about 1.10am. The former DAP chairperson's sudden departure has shocked the nation, and elicated a flood of eulogies from both sides of the political divide.
Later Arsehole back paddles from up shit creek, after receiving thousands of brick bats saying, : 'Allah killed him' to 'Goodbye friend'
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A Sad Day For Malaysia - The Tiger Of Jelutong Leaves Us, Karpal Singh 1940 - 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
There will not be any other postings today. This will remain on top for the rest of the day. My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones. 

Malaysian Insider : Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh died in a car accident on the North-South Expressway this morning near Gua Tempurung, Kampar in Perak.
Kampar police chief Superintendent Ng Kong Soon confirmed that Karpal died in a road accident at KM306.1 of the North-South Expressway near Gua Tempurung at 12.40 am today. Karpal, who would have turned 74 in June, was believed to be travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to attend a court hearing scheduled for this morning.
Born in Penang on June 28, 1940, Karpal graduated with a law degree from the National University of Singapore. Karpal's political career began in 1970 when he joined the DAP. He won a seat in the Kedah State Legislative Assembly in 1974. He was first elected to Parliament in 1978 as the representative for Jelutong, Penang, and held the seat for more than 20 years until losing it in 1999. It is during this time that Karpal earned the moniker, “Tiger of Jelutong.”
He returned to parliament in the next general election, and led the DAP to its strongest ever performance in the 2008 general election. Karpal leaves behind a wife, five children and four grandchildren. Police said he died on the spot. There were three other occupants in Karpal's Toyota Alphard, which has the iconic number plate KS9898. His long-time assistant Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu also died, while Karpal's son Ramkarpal and the driver were injured.
The mood at the Kampar Hospital mortuary was highly emotional as family members of the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh arrived. His wife Gurmit Kaur was inconsolable as she wailed "Why why", while his son, Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo, who was holding his mother all the way to the mortuary, also broke down. The badly-damaged Toyota Alphard, which has the iconic number plate KS9898, owned by the late Karpal Singh who died early this morning today after the car lost control following a collision with a lorry. – April 17, 2014.The badly-damaged Toyota Alphard, which has the iconic number plate KS9898, owned by the late Karpal Singh who died early this morning today after the car lost control following a collision with a lorry. – April 17, 2014.
Karpal's daughter Sangeet Kaur Deo and eldest son Jagdeep Singh Deo was also seen grieving over the loss of their father. They arrived at the hospital at about 5.15am. The bodies of Karpal and Michael will be sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh for post-mortem. Police said the multi-purpose vehicle was badly-damaged after losing control following a collision with a lorry. Karpal, who recently resigned as DAP national chairman, became paralysed and wheelchair-bound after a car accident in 2005.
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wrote on his Facebook page: "We've lost a colleague. An indefatigable fighter for justice. The legendary Karpal Singh. Our sincere condolences to the family. RIP." Also, the reaction to this tragic news has been swift with leaders from both sides of the divide taking to Twitter to express their sorrow. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak also conveyed his condolences. "I have just landed at Ankara when I heard the news that YB Karpal Singh died in a road accident. My condolences to the family," read Najib's tweet. "Shocked and sad news! DAP chairman Karpal Singh passed away in accident tonight.
Malaysia has lost a truly patriotic son," wrote Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming. "Our dear Mr Karpal is no longer with us... I just can't accept it...," said Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching. Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim tweeted: "The country has lost a noted political figure and a competent lawyer. My condolences to the family of the late Karpal Singh." PKR's vice-president Tian Chua tweeted about the tragic news and he said that he was sad and speechless upon hearing the news. Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin wrote on his Twitter handle that he got a “sad” wake up call from Kepala Batas MP Reezal Merican Naina.
"I immediately called @GobindSinghDeo and Jagdeep. These are truly sad calls in life. There is a void, a huge void to be filled in parliament as well as in court rooms. Farewell, Tiger of Jelutong," Sim tweeted. – April 17, 2014.
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Minneapolis: Somali Muslims protest against Kenya counter-terror efforts
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
twincitiesprotesters0414_640bJihad Watch : The Kenyan police might really be cracking down too hard on Muslims after the recent bombings, but these charges of police injustice and brutality follow a familiar pattern: they’re remarkably similar to charges Muslim groups have made in the U.S. — that the FBI and police target Muslims indiscriminately, mistreat them in custody, etc.
These claims also resemble the narrative of “Palestinian” jihadists, that virtually any and every action of the Israeli government to defend itself against the “Palestinian” jihad is “disproportionate,” brutal, etc. For years Muslims have been campaigning against NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities, claiming that it was disproportionate and unjustified, and yesterday they succeeded in getting the surveillance program ended.
So we see Muslims ostensibly opposing jihad terrorism, and yet protesting against counter-terror efforts in the U.S., Israel, Kenya and elsewhere. One might almost get the impression that these charges of brutality and disproportion are always leveled against any counter-jihad action, as a tactic to clear away all obstacles before the advancing jihad.
Read it all here........
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Civilized Cultures Honor Their Dogs - Air Force Dog Receives Full Military Honors on Retirement
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Putin rolls over weak Obama
How did NATO hold the line in the Cold War and eventually win, without firing a shot?
The answer was not in military technology or even economic prowess.

It's about self-confidence, moral clarity and credibility.
Hat Tip : Blazing Cat Fur
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