FREEYOURSAY First, it appears that in Umno only the PM loves his wife. Other men in
Umno don't or not quite enough. Now that explains why there were or are
cases of MBs and MPs going to Thailand so frequently.
And where else can one find an army of clowns assembling under a single
roof other than in the Putra World Trade Centre where Umno members from
far and wide crawl out of the woodwork...
Plundering in the guise of protecting the Malays Umno has its annual general assembly, it appears to be more like a
gathering of Ali Baba and the 40 thieves as delegate after delegate
speak about the economy and the need to reward only those who supported
BN and Umno in the 13th General Election.
'Same old, same old, when UMNO talks about "ekonomi Melayu" So as Umno debates the state of the Malay economy it is unclear which
percentage of that 67% it claims to represent. The minority that needs
more handouts or the majority struggling to make a living while others
profit from RM200 screwdriver contracts
Palestinian Terrorists Have No Regrets and Lots of Fun in Jail
Israeli National News : Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has recently translated interviews with released terrorists and their families broadcasted on official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV.
The interviews reveal that the terrorists have no regrets, lived a life of ease in jail, and had easy access for familial visits.
The televised testimony contrasts sharply with PA libel claiming prisoners suffer harsh conditions and their families have a hard time seeing them. In 2010, PA government supervisor of prisoners Issa Keraka called for an international investigation of Israeli "violations" against PA prisoners.
The interviews came after the second batch of 26 terrorists was released on October 29, bringing the total number released to date to 52 out of 104 promised in the "gesture" for peace talks. Meanwhile a senior official in Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said the PA is only staying in talks to release all 104 prisoners.
The released terrorists in the second batch of "gestures" were greeted as heroes, and summarily given a $50,000 grant each and senior positions at the PA with extremely high monthly salaries.
Times of India : FAIZABAD: Communal tension gripped Tanda town of Ambedkarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday night after a local VHP leader was shot dead by unidentified gunmen.
Keeping in view the simmering tension over the murder, a heavy contingent of security forces including PAC jawans was deployed in the town.
According to official sources, three unidentified gunmen came to the chemist shop of the VHP leader Ram Mohan Gupta in Tanda town and fired three bullets from point blank range.
Locals immediately took Gupta to the district hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. After the killing, activists of VHP and Hindu Yuva Vahini blocked traffic on Tanda-Akbarpur road. The activists raised anti-government and inflammatory slogans, locals said.
In March this year, Ram Mohan Gupta's uncle, Ram Babu Gupta — also a VHP leader — was killed in a similar fashion.
After the killing, sporadic communal clashes were reported from some villages in Tanda, forcing the administration to keep the areas under curfew for over a week.
Turkish Newspaper Accused of Terrorism for Erdogan Critique
(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, DECEMBER 6 - Istanbul's state attorney's
office has opened an investigation into leading independent
Turkish newspaper Taraf on terrorism and espionage charges after
the daily published last week classified documents placing
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a difficult position, local
reports said Friday.
Journalist Mehmet Baransu in charge of the report risks up
to 43 years in jail, according to newspaper Hurryiet.
Pastor Terje Ligerod, head of the Norwegian delegation of
roughly 40 Christian leaders visiting Israel this week, told Arutz Sheva
that his group came to ask forgiveness for Norway's antagonism towards
Jews, and to pledge support for the Jewish state.
Ligerod noted "we believe we are called as a nation to be an ally and
to support Israel, and we as leaders want to work for change in our
country, and for a repentance among the Christians in our country, we
want to support Israel.
This latter point is important because there is a
widespread misapprehension that Mandela was an opponent of Zionism and
Israel. In part, that’s because a mischievous letter linking Israel with
apartheid, purportedly written by Mandela, went viral on the Internet
(in fact, the real author was a Palestinian activist named Arjan el
Fassed, who later claimed that his fabrication nevertheless reflected
Mandela’s true feelings.)
Yet it’s also true that, in the Cold War
conditions of the time, the ANC’s main allies alongside the Soviets were
Arab and third-world dictators like Ahmed Ben Bella in Algeria and
Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt. The confusion is further stirred by the
enthusiasm of some of Mandela’s comrades, like Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
to share the South African franchise on the word “apartheid” with the
But those activists who want to make the Palestinian cause the
21st-century equivalent of the movement that opposed South African
apartheid in the 20th century will—assuming they conform to basic
standards of honesty—find it very difficult to invoke Mandela as
support. Mandela’s memoirs are full of positive references to Jews
and even Israel.
He recalls that he learned about guerilla warfare not
from Fidel Castro, but from Arthur Goldreich, a South African Jew who
fought with the Palmach during Israel’s War of Independence. He
relates the anecdote that the only airline willing to fly his friend,
Walter Sisulu, to Europe without a passport was Israel’s own El Al. And
the ultimate smoking gun—the equation of Israel’s democracy with
Daily Mail : A Somali asylum-seeker who has evaded deportation despite twice being convicted of ID fraud, has walked free from court again after pleading guilty to a £91,000 benefit scam.
A judge ruled that Ayan Ismail, 39, could not be immediately removed from the country because she has a seven-year-old daughter who was born here, even though she was in the UK illegally when she became pregnant.
Adding insult to the decision, crown court Judge David Tomlinson ruled that she would not repay any of the money she has fraudulently claimed, saying: 'Awarding compensation is undesirable in a case like this.'
The mother-of-four's litany of deception began when she entered the country in 1998 as a Canadian citizen by marriage.
Geert Wilders open letter to His Holiness The Pope
Gates of Vienna : Your Holiness, In your recent exhortation Evangelii Gaudium
(Paragraphs 247-248) you draw the world’s attention to the indebtedness
of Christianity to the Jews and their faith. The exhortation also
contains a sharp condemnation of the terrible persecutions which the
Jews have endured from Christians in the past.
Your words are words which might inspire many. Unfortunately, they are in sharp contrast to the expressions of
hatred which were voiced last October by the spiritual leader of Sunni
Islam, Ahmad Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar Institute in
an interview, aired on Egyptian television on October 25, Grand Imam
Ahmad Al-Tayeb reaffirmed the relevance of Koranic verse 5:82, which
states that of all people the Christians are closest to the Muslims,
while the Jews are strongest in enmity towards them. This verse has
inspired centuries of Islamic hatred of Jews.
TO Peter Costello, the front-page story of Wednesday's
edition of The Daily Telegraph - WELFARE WARFARE - spoke volumes about
what's wrong with the Federal Budget.
The story said Sydney disability pensioner Hamdi Alqudsi allegedly
organised for young Muslim Australians to go to Syria to fight alongside
terror group Al-Qaeda and that he had planned to go there too.
"If you are well enough to fight in a war I don't think you should be classified as disabled," Costello tells News Corp Australia....
Family jihad: Father takes five sons to join Syrian jihadists
The family that kills Infidels together, stays together
Jihad Watch : "Family jihad: father takes five sons to join Syrian rebels," by Damien McElroy and Ruth Sherlock for the Telegraph, December 6:
A Moroccan father has taken all five of his children — the
youngest of them aged 13 — to fight for an Islamist faction in Syria,
according to reports.
Ahmed al-Sha’ara took his sons across Europe and through Turkey
before joining up with forces challenging President Bashar al-Assad, the
Egyptian al-Aram website has reported.
Among them was Osama, 13, who had earlier accompanied his father on
demonstrations in Tangiers, northern Morocco, against the jailing of
Salafists — radical Sunni Muslims. If confirmed, the family’s journey would support claims that large
family groups from across the Muslim world are travelling to Syria in
Intelligence sources have told The Daily Telegraph that British
Muslims make up the largest contingent of about 1,000 Westerners
fighting with Islamist groups.
VT Prasad has been hospitalised for severe injuries and internal bleeding.
According to police, 35 men suspected to be from Karnataka Forum for
Dignity (KFD) attacked the reporter near his house, beating him up with
clubs and sticks and dragged him to a distance of 100 metres before they
The group tried to prevent him from being taken to hospital, blocking
the road leading to Kolnad. When the ambulance arrived, they surrounded
the vehicle and tried to drag him out. A strong crowd of locals
intervened and shifted him to Mangalore hospital, where his condition is
stated to be critical, but stable.
What offense did he commit to deserve such treatment by The Religion of Peace™?
Prasad helped an old Muslim woman who was living alone in
abject poverty. He collected donations from local residents and helped
her build a small house on a piece of land she owned.
When Andile Mngxitama, a black-consciousness advocate and frequent
critic of Mr. Mandela, fired yet another broadside at the former leader
before he died — comparing him unfavorably to neighboring Zimbabwe’s authoritarian president, Robert Mugabe — it certainly caught the attention of South Africa’s political class. “It’s not an exaggeration to say Mandela’s leadership style,
characterized by accommodation with the oppressors, will be forgotten,
if not rejected within a generation,” he wrote in June. Some criticized him for what they saw as an overeagerness to placate the country’s white power elite
in the transition to nonracial democracy in the early 1990s and,
thereafter, with being more interested in keeping economic power brokers
happy, albeit with a few new black faces in the group, than in
delivering economic equality to the vast majority of those still living
He just wasn't harsh enough. Mugabe is your man. I am not optimistic about South Africa. Hat tip : Blazing Cat Fur
Daily Mail : A cousin of an honour killing victim who helped dispose of her body has said he is proud of his actions.
Banaz Mahmod, 20, was strangled to death with a shoelace by her father and uncle in her south London home, seven years ago.
Her cousin Dana Amin, now 29, helped put the young woman's body in a suitcase and transported it to the Midlands before burying it in a make-shift grave in a Birmingham back-garden.
As he was sentenced to eight years in prison, Amin told Southwark Crown Court he did not regret his actions.
Iraq-born Banaz was murdered by members of her family because she walked out of an arranged marriage and fell in love with another man.
Her father, Mahmod Mahmod, and uncle, Ari Mahmod, were jailed for life in 2007, after being found guilty of what has become Britain’s most notorious honour killing.
From the Land of the Impure : Protesters seek justice for raped and murdered Hindu girl
demonstration was held in front of Karachi Press Club against the rape
and murder of a Hindu girl which took place in Shadi Palli in Umerkot
The protesters criticised the police, who they claimed are unwilling to
file a report or take any action against the influential culprits. They
also shouted slogans against the local administration and political
parties for not helping to provide justice to the girl’s family. The girl was raped alongside her sister by influential residents of
Umarkot. She was allegedly killed by the rapists after she spoke out
against them when authorities failed to take any action against the
culprits. Human rights activists spoke at the protest and condemned the actions of the culprits. The activists said that the Dalit community, to which the girl belonged, are demeaned and treated unfairly due
to their religious beliefs.
Multiculturalism is a total failure in Pakistan. But do not expect to
see this story in any Western paper--it conflicts with The Narrative.
Hat tip : Blazing Cat Fur
Combatting untruths in Malaysian history by Kua Kia Soong
Friday, December 06, 2013
From Malaysiakini : In Malaysia, the Umno-controlled press has been used by the ruling party to entrench age-old prejudice and legitimise racial discrimination.
Recently, we witnessed shocking cases of bigotry unbecoming of a society that is attempting to be "at peace with itself" (a fashionable phrase espoused in ‘Vision 2020').
There was the case of the attention starved sex bloggers who were "tried by media" after they had posted an insensitive Ramadan greeting on their Facebook of them eating ‘bak kut teh' (herbal pork soup).
They were arrested and jailed, with no bail granted, after the public outcry from the mainstream Malay language press.
The couple was charged under the Film Censorship Act 2002, 298A of the Penal Code for promoting enmity between different groups of religion and Section 4(1) (c) of the 1948 Sedition Act.
Then the police arrested Maznah, also known as Chetz, under Section 298A of the Penal Code as well as under the Sedition Act after a three-year-old video of her bathing her dogs and wishing viewers Selamat Hari Raya resurfaced online one day before Hari Raya Aidilfitri this year.
Likewise, there was a posse of religious zealots calling for punishment to be meted out for the alleged affront to their religion.
As professional journalists, intellectuals or artistes, we are obligated to portray social reality without having pre-conceived perceptions and prejudices.
We have the responsibility to provide accurate information of historical, cultural and social contexts in society in order not to promote stereotypes or hearsay.
Children's groups outraged as NORAD militarises Christmas Eve tracker
Outraged child advocates are blasting NORAD's new 3D Santa Tracker
program because it includes a fighter jet escort for jolly old Saint
Some say the new online portrait could give kids the wrong impression
about Santa Claus - associating him with the military and violence. But Pentagon officials argue the North American Aerospace Defense
Command is a military organization - its purpose is to track incursions
of the airspace over the U.S. and Canada - and the inclusion of fighter
jets into Santa's new digital flight across the world is
a nod to NORAD's true mission.
FREE The Catholic church will continue to respect all faiths and will reach
out to bigots and fanatics who advocate religious fundamentalism, Kuala
Lumpur Archbishop Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam (pic) said yesterday in a
Malaysia where the majority Muslims are advocating more limits.
FREE In addition to Christians and other minorities targeted by the rebels
who posture as the defenders of Sunni Islam, most of the refugees and
those displaced are Sunni Muslim Syrians and more than one million of
them are hosted by their compatriot Alawites in the west of the country
than the horrific loss of life and property which Hurricane Katrina wreaked on
parts of America. Najib
dan Muhyidin dengan hanya terbang diruang udara Kuantan tanpa singgah,
melakukan monumental insensitivity seperti Bush
A 21-year-old Egyptian man is accused of raping his mentally-challenged sister over three years, reported Al Youm Al Sabea’a newspaper.
During this time she gave birth to a baby boy, and is pregnant again, the paper added.
The child lives with the family comprising the accused, his sister and their mother in a one-room apartment in Al Abour city.
The mom said that she was aware of her unwell daughter being raped but she was helpless as she had to go out to feed the family. She is a vegetable vendor.
Emirates 24/7 : And then followed the gory details. His sister-in-law
[wife’s sister] came forward to say how she was raped by him and how he
had filmed the act and threatened her to make the picture public if she
were to tell anyone about it.
The woman also alleged that her two young daughters were raped by him.
Later, many more women of his family reported to police about being
raped by him and claimed that they had kept quiet fearing his backlash
and fearing for their reputation
‘From being in similar situations, however, my feeling is
the only good militant is a dead militant. They have no moral compass,
they suppress the Afghan nationals with threats and violence, have a
hatred for Britain, our values and if given half an opportunity would
wreak terrorist havoc on British soil.
’He killed the insurgent near the end of a tour during which 23 servicemen from 3 Commando Brigade were killed. The Taliban hung the limbs of maimed British troops in trees as trophies.
His victim was found with an AK47 assault rifle and grenade after being hit by cannon fire from an Apache helicopter gunship following an attack on a British base.
Blackman shot the unidentified man in the chest at close range with a 9mm pistol, then taunted him: ‘Shuffle off this mortal coil.’
National Review : Last week China escalated, yet again, the conflict over the Senkaku islands.
It announced an air-defense identification zone over the islands, and indeed over much of the East China Sea; according to the announcement, aircraft must get permission from China before entering the zone and must obey the rules China has established, or face “defensive emergency measures.
”China has refused to engage in multilateral talks over its claims or submit them to arbitration in accordance with international law. Instead, the Chinese are using “coercive but non-kinetic” means of asserting their jurisdiction. That means they simply act as if they are sovereign over the disputed areas, flooding them with ships and planes and issuing pronouncements, like the air-defense zone, that only a sovereign has the right to make.
The effect is to escalate confrontations until competing claimants are left with two choices: either accede to China’s demands or start a shooting war with a superior military power.
In 2012, China used this tactic to take control over the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Both China and the Philippines claimed fishing rights in the waters around the shoal. China established control over the shoal by patrolling it with maritime law-enforcement vessels and eventually roping off the entrance so that Philippine vessels could not operate there. China continues to maintain de facto control over the shoal; there is simply nothing that the Philippines can do about it.
Persecution of the Christian Minority in the Land Of The Impure
Islamophiles and Muslim apologists tell us that Islam is a religion of peace. However, the reality in regions dominated by Islam is very different.
Nobody can give a more comprehensive witness to this discrepancy between fact and fiction than persecuted minorities actually living under Islamic sharia.
Join us for a presentation by Steve Khan and Babar Peters of the Australian Association of Pakistani Christians about a terror attack on a historic church in north western Pakistan. This attack killed at least 150 people on Sunday 22 September 2013 in one of the deadliest attacks in years.
It occurred as worshipers left All Saints Church in the old quarter of the regional capital, Peshawar, after a service on Sunday morning. Up to 600 people had attended and were leaving to receive free food being distributed on the lawn outside when two explosions ripped through the crowd. This was just the latest in a worsening string of bombings, shootings and wholesale persecutions we will hear about.
Jihad in the Central African Republic: UN authorizes French deployment, dozens killed
French soldiers stand on a road to Central African Republic (CAR) The United Nations unanimously authorized the use of military force to
quell ethnic violence in the Central African Republic on Thursday as
fighting in the country's capital left at least 50 people dead.
A resolution passed by the UN Security Council denounced the surge in
violence in the landlocked country and cleared the way for France to
mobilize about 1,200 troops to restore order. "Today, France is called upon to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe,"
French President François Hollande said in a television address
Thursday, adding French troops would act within hours. Right: A severely wounded man lies unattended in a mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Thursday Time for an intervention is running short. In March, a coalition of
rebels—who practice a loose strain of Islam and call themselves Seleka,
or "alliance"—seized the capital of Bangui, ousting the president. That
prompted reprisals from bands of predominantly Christian militants known
as the anti-Balaka, or "anti-machete." Thursday's UN resolution leaves the responsibility for stabilizing the
country to France and MISCA, a multinational African force. Under the
resolution, both are granted the use of "all necessary measures,"
including offensive action. On Thursday, the anti-Balaka attacked Bangui for the first time,
according to officials and witnesses. Militants swarmed the city in an
assault that witnesses and analysts described as a campaign to exact
revenge before the French and MISCA forces
are fully assembled.
Christians in Nigeria,
Egypt, Syria and other nations are murdered, raped, kidnapped, enslaved and
persecuted on a daily basis. The reason for the vast majority of all of this
violence is that they are Christian among Muslims.
But their abuse does not stop with the violence. The perpetrators of violence
are measured in the thousands, but the greatest abuse is at the hands of those
who should demand that the violence stop. The silence in the face this persecution
is denial and justification. The persecutors are few, but the deniers are in
Christians are enjoined to care for all persecuted people, but in particular,
they are to care for their own brothers and sisters. They manage to ignore the
persecution by doing good works, such as care for the poor. Christians have
compassion but no courage to face the enemy who kills them.
UK: Hate preachers to be 'silenced' by new anti-terror restrictions
the Daily Mail:Preachers of hate are to be ‘silenced’ with new anti-terror orders based
on a dramatically tightened definition of extremism and attempts to
block their bile on the internet.
The Government is to introduce new civil powers, similar to those used
against anti-social behaviour, to target extremists who radicalise
They are expected to be used to bar people from preaching messages of
terror and hate, associating with named individuals thought vulnerable
to radicalisation, and from entering specific venues, such as mosques or
The move is part of a sweeping package of measures drawn up by an
anti-extremism task force set up by David Cameron after the death of
Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
‘I want to see an end to hate preaching in Britain,’ the Prime Minister said.
This is a bad development. Who is going to define ‘hate speech’? We
already have seen how the UK is determined to wreck EDL, indeed may have
succeeded. Now it is going after not just street demonstrations but
all forms of speech.
We all know it will not affect Muslim radicals at all: their
well-financed online operations can simply be based in sympathetic
countries like Saudi Arabia. Are they really going to go into U.K.
mosques and listen to the sermons? (This has already been blocked in the
U.S.) A very bad move.From Blazing Cat Fur
CBN : Bishoy Armiya, Egypt's most famous Christian convert from Islam, has been arrested by national security forces.
Armiya, formerly known as Mohammed Hegazy, had fought publicly to change
his religion on his identification card. He and his family had been
running for their lives after Muslim leaders pronounced a death sentence
In a 2010 interview, he told CBN News he had been jailed and tortured by Egyptian state security agents who wanted him to return to Islam.
Now Mideast Christian News reports he's been arrested again, this time for proselytizing.
A beloved American teacher was shot dead in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, just days before he was supposed to return to the U.S. for the holidays, the school’s principal said.
Ronnie Smith, 33, had been teaching chemistry at the International School Benghazi for about 18 months and was “very much loved,” principal Peter Hodge told NBC News.
“He was going back home to see his mom and his family where he hadn’t been for some time. He was supposed to leave this week but he said he would stay around for our midterms and sent his family. He was going to join them.”
Indonesia: Islamic supremacists and local authorities demolish church for lacking "building permit"
Jihad Watch : "South Sulawesi: Islamists and local authorities pull down
Protestant church," by Mathias Hariyadi for Asia News, December 5 :
Jakarta (AsiaNews) - District authorities in Pangkep, in the
Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, tore down the place of worship
used by the (Protestant) Christian Church in South Sulawesi (GKSS).
Demolition took place in the early hours of the morning after local
authorities issued an injunction on 28 November to stop all worship
activities because the building would be closed shortly.
The faithful reacted with a mixture of dismay and disappointment,
calling the authorities' decision "nonsense", especially since the
(Protestant) Christian Church of South Sulawesi (GKSS) had officially
applied to Pangkep District for a permit to renovate the roof of the
By contrast, the authorities justified their decision to have the
church demolished by claiming that it lacked the infamous building
permit (Izin Mendirikan Bangunan in Indonesian), a legal requirement for
building in Indonesia.
The Express Tribune : FAISALABAD: The Tandlianwala Saddar police on Wednesday recovered a labourer, his wife and their child from illegal confinement by a landlord.
The landlord was arrested and the family provided medical treatment.
Police said they learnt that the three had been chained a week ago. A few months ago, police said, Nawaz Ahmad had taken a loan from Riaz Ahmad, a landlord in Chak 414-GB. They said he had sought more time from Riaz after he failed to return the money on time.
Russia: Muslims burn seven churches, priests "remain silent because they are afraid of being accused of incitement to religious hatred"
From Jihad Watch : "Incitement to religious hatred" what the Organization of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) is trying to compel the West to criminalize.
see what that would mean: Muslims persecute Christians, and the
Christians are afraid to speak out against that persecution for fear of
being charged with incitement. Even without the criminalization of "incitement to religious hatred,"
we're not all that far from such a situation right now, self-imposed:
Moscow (AsiaNews) - Churches burned, attacks foiled and
increased pressure on Christians to convert to Islam. In Tatarstan -
autonomous republic of the Russian Federation, with a Muslim majority -
the extremism alarm is increasing. So much so that the President Rustam
Minnikhanov has expressed concern and promised to personally follow the
As for the fires, and in various parts of the region, the charges
have been formalized as vandalism, and arson, in violation of freedom of
conscience and religion. Investigators insist, however, that they be
considered as "acts of terrorism".
The last year saw Christian seven parishes torched. The last two
episodes occurred on 28 and 29 November, as reported by the Regnum.ru
news agency. In 2012 there was a similar case. The attorney general
pointed the finger at "unidentified extremists" and the culprits risk up
to 20 years in prison.
Antara News : Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The health ministers policy on the use of condoms, yet again, triggered controversy and opposition, particularly from Muslim leaders in this country, which has a Muslim-majority population.
Last year, just a few weeks after being appointed as health minister, Nafsiah Mboi was strongly criticized for her plan to distribute free condoms to fight Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
This time, she has come under attack again for the implementation of "National Condom Week." She finally caved to public pressure to stop the campaign on condom use as some groups have considered it "a means to legalize casual sex."
Typically, those suffering from AIDS, the incurable disease
caused by the HIV virus, are treated with highly active antiretroviral
therapy (HAART), a cocktail of drugs that “keeps the virus from
multiplying by killing the virus in the bloodstream” but doesn’t flush
out HIV because it can’t “completely eliminate the HIV-infected cells in
which the virus can replicate,” YU’s Albert Einstein College of
Medicine said in a press release Tuesday.
But by using radioimmunotherapy (RIT), a team from the Albert Einstein
College was able to “reduce HIV infection to undetectable levels” in the
majority of blood samples taken from HIV patients who were being
treated with antiretroviral therapy.
Yahoo : Sanaa (AFP) - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into the Yemeni defence ministry complex Thursday, allowing gunmen to launch an assault which killed 25 people including three foreign doctors, officials said.
The brazen attack on the sprawling facility follows a spate of hit-and-run strikes on military personnel and officials, as the country struggles to complete a thorny political transition.
The attacks in the capital and in the south have generally been blamed on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which Washington regards as the jihadist network's most dangerous branch.
"At least 25 people have been killed," a security official said.
Six doctors -- a Venezuelan, two Filipinos and three Yemenis -- along with five patients including a judge, were among the dead, medical sources said.
They were at a hospital within the ministry complex which bore the brunt of the attack.
COUNTER-terrorism officers have charged a figurehead of last
year's Muslim riots and infamous Sharia "whipping" case over an
attempted ATM ram-raid in Sydney's north.
Wassim Fayad, 46, one of two head spokesmen during the riots, was
arrested at 7.30am last Friday at Auburn and charged over the failed
ram-raid involving at least two other men at North Ryde on May 15.
The investigation, kept under wraps until now, has been continuing
for several months, running at the same time as another case with the
Joint-Counter Terrorism Team examining a syndicate sending young
Australian Muslims to fight in the Syrian civil war. Police also have
been investigating Fayad's activities to see whether he has any
connection with the Syrian syndicate.
While the ATM attack would normally be left with local
authorities, counter terror police are understood to have led the
investigation because of their interest in how the alleged assailants
had planned to spend the proceeds of the crime.
Interfaith outreach in Cameroon: Muslims murder missionary, set churches ablaze
Survivor of a jihad attack in Cam From Jihad Watch : Don't talk about this. If you do, you might uypset the "dialogue." "Nigeria’s Boko Haram strikes again in Cameroon," from World Watch Monitor, December 4 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
A missionary has been killed and several churches set ablaze
in attacks by Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram in neighbouring
The Nigerian missionary, David Dina Mataware, with the Christian
Missionary Foundation (CMF), was killed on November 13 by suspected Boko
Haram militants in Ashigashia, a village which straddles the
He was murdered on the same day as the kidnapping of a French priest,
Father Georges Vandenbeusch, but the death was not reported by the
media, a church leader told World Watch Monitor, even though both
incidents happened in the same area.
The kidnap was claimed by Boko Haram “in an operation co-ordinated
with Ansaru”, its spokesman told Agence France Presse. Ansaru is a Boko
Haram splinter group that has attacked several Western and Nigerian
targets. It claimed responsibility for the kidnap and murder of seven
international construction workers earlier in 2013.
San Francisco State University Muslim student leader posts selfie with knife: "I want to stab an Israeli soldier"
From Jihad Watch : "Did SFSU Student Post Selfie with Knife: ‘I Want to Stab an Israeli Soldier,’" by Lori Lowenthal Marcus for the Jewish Press, December 3 :
The Simon Wiesenthal Center sent a warning to officials at
San Francisco State University on Monday, Dec. 2, advising them of a
potential threat to Jewish students there.
The basis for the warning was the posting on the social media forum
Tumblr which appears to be by the president of San Francisco State’s
General Union of Palestine Students, Mohammad Hammad.
The photo shows Hammad with a knife, beneath which is the caption, “I
seriously can not get over how much I love this blade. It is the
sharpest thing I own and cuts through everything like butter and just
holding it makes me want to stab an Israeli soldier.”
Some discussion on the early home of the Catholic church, the Hagia
Sophia, being turned into a mosque only.
(Frankly, this should be
grounds for war in the conventional sense. But the West has lost its
compass. The video fails to mention that it was the original ‘Vatican’
built in the city named after the first pope, Constantine)
Muslim Issue : It’s necessary to understand the situation of these human slaves that work in Arab households to know that they are often sex-slaves.
There is nothing they can do to avert this kind of rape behind closed doors. They can’t file a police complaint, they can’t leave as their passports are in possession of their employer, they can’t complain to the head of the family in risk of being beaten and abused.
And like in this case, the blame will always be put on the slave – not the abuser.
Note how the abuse is termed “consensual” just because an Emirati is involved. Had the maid become pregnant by a non-Arab the tone would have been completely different. Here the boy was cleared of charges, common with people from wealthier households if they pay blood money, although all that would be required is a DNA test.
Since the slave, the maid, is automatically at fault being foreign and female, there is no need for DNA tests.The Ajman Court of First Instance sentenced the boy and the maid to six months in jail each. According to the primary judgement, the Ethiopian will be deported following the completion of her jail term. The boy has been acquitted in the Appeal Court.
Wednesday night, unknown persons sprayed inscriptions on the gates of
several churches in the inner city of Augsburg. According to the initial
information the police have, Augsburg cathedral, the Moritz church as
well as the evangelical Ullrich church are affected. On the cathedral
both the northern and southern gates were sprayed with white paint.
At present it is unclear what the background of the vandalisation could
have. However, it apparently involves the Arabic inscription "allahu
akbar" ( "God is great"). It seems there is currently no trace of the
perpetrators. The police hope witnesses have seen something.
Iran executes Ahwazi Arab activists accused of enmity against God
AlArabiya : Iranian authorities have informed the families of four Ahwazi Arab political activists of their execution in the past few days, the organization Iran Human Rights reported on Thursday.
Ghazi al-Abbasi, Abedelreda Amir Khanfara, Abedelamir Mejdami and Jassem Muqaddam hailed from the town of al-Falahiya.
The authorities have not yet handed their bodies to their families.
The Iranian judiciary had accused the activists of enmity against God, and of threatening national security by establishing the Liberals Battalion in Falahiya.
In a letter from prison, the activists said after three years of torture and detention, the trial - which lasted one hour - sentenced them to execution, and did not grant them a chance to defend themselves or choose lawyers.
Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the
Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula [an
ancient Christian community where Christians were earlier forced to convert to Islam or die]…
“Armed men burst in the monastery of St Thecla in Maaloula this
afternoon [Dec. 2]. From there, they forcibly took 12 women religious,”
Mgr Zenari said …. Neither the nuncio nor the Greek Orthodox Church know
[the] reason behind the kidnapping.
ancient Christian site where inhabitants still spoke Aramaic, language
of Jesus, before being devastated by the jihad, its nuns abducted, its
ancient churches desecrated.
The “reason behind the kidnapping”? Sexual abuse and rape certainly
should not be discounted, as these have been the lot of thousands of
women abducted by U.S.-sponsored “freedom fighters” in Syria. Indeed, a new report issued by the National Reconciliation Commission in Syria states that some 37,000 women have been raped since the war started.
To keep the jihad in Syria alive, pro-war Islamic clerics have issued
any number of fatwas, or Islamic rulings, permitting
sexually-frustrated, female-deprived rebels to rape women. Most of
these are based on the simple fact that Islam permits jihadis, to copulate with any captured woman—or, in
the words of the Koran, “what your right hands possess” (see “The Jihad on Christian Women: Abduction, Rape, and Forced Conversion,” pgs. 186-199 in Crucified Againfor detailed information).
DO queried on Penampang mosque project by Darell Leiking
Thursday, December 05, 2013
From Malaysiakini : I would like to remind the district officer of Penampang District
Office and in his capacity as the chairperson of the Penampang District
Council about the actual status of a ‘mosque construction project’
rumoured to be taking place at Kampung Sedomon - next to the Penampang
by-pass heading towards Kota Kinabalu and in an area which is located at
the heart of the predominantly Christian district of Penampang.
is what we want to do in Penampang. We want to change the
non-accountability and non-transparency system within the local
government authorities and other governmental agencies in Penampang. I
again reiterate my stand on the controversy is no different on the
stand made by Chief Minister Musa Aman when he was compelled at the
request of the public to re-look on the Mazu statue in the district of
Kudat. The Mazu statue was at its construction stage and the
government was compelled to intervene after it was alleged that the
construction was too sensitive as the community nearby were Muslims.
Hence we understand that the Mazu statue project has since been shelved
and an alternative site had been proposed by the government. So
and in all fairness, I don’t see any difference between the Mazu statue
issue with the mosque issue at the Penampang by-pass.