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« Reply #570 on: December 04, 2008, 10:12:58 PM »

Pakistani TV: 'Hindu Zionists' and Mossad Behind Mumbai Massacre
 
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) A Pakistani TV station has claimed "Hindu Zionists" and the Mossad carried out the Mumbai terrorist attacks, which it said were a "botched" imitation of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

The terrorists looked like Hindus and "no Pakistani speaks the language they chatted in," said security expert Zaid Hamid on the television's "I Differ" news channel show.   

Hamid said that it was a "badly planned" operation that had gone horribly wrong. "The Americans executed the 9/11 attack perfectly. They managed the media very well. The Indians tried to repeat the formula but goofed up. The idiots made a complete mess of it," he argued.

He maintained that that the attackers wore saffron Hindu Zionist bands and that during the first five minutes of the attack, three Indian counterterrorist officers were killed by authorities in order to halt their investigations of a terror network within India's security agencies. Another reason to end the probe, he said, was to divert attention to terrorism originating in Pakistan.

Pakistani leaders have rejected criticism for the Mumbai attacks, and President Asif Ali Zardari said his country is not to blame. He also said that the attack may be a tactic to divert attention from the ongoing war between Pakistan and terrorists.
 
Interior Ministry advisor Rehman Malik stated, "The Mumbai attacks were designed to force Pakistan to deploy its troops on the country’s eastern borders, thereby clearing the western borders for infiltration” into Afghanistan.

The Pakistan Daily Times editorialized that despite the confession of the single terrorist who was not killed by Indian commandos, "'confessions'" [are] no more credible than 'confessions' in such situations."

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« Reply #571 on: December 04, 2008, 10:15:46 PM »

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Talk about an oxymoron, I can't believe anyone would actually believe in this garbage, "Hindu Zionists." What stupidity is this..... Although their version of mainstream media, is feeding the people exactly what they want to hear.
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« Reply #572 on: December 24, 2008, 02:04:14 PM »

Muslims Erect ‘Allah Has No Son’ Banner in Nazareth
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
By Julie Stahl

Nazareth, Israel (CNSNews.com) – As Nazareth’s Christians prepare to celebrate Christmas, they are playing down the appearance of a confrontational Islamic banner that challenges an elemental Christian belief.

Journalists visiting the city saw two large banners--one in English, one in Arabic--hanging in the plaza in front of the Basilica of the Annunciation, with a verse from the Koran (112:1-4) contradicting the New Testament proclamation that Jesus is the “only begotten” of God.

“In the name of Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful, Say (O Muhammad): He is Allah, (the) One and Only. Allah, the Eternal, the Absolute. He begetteth not, nor was begotten, and there is none like unto him,” the banner reads.

Nazareth Mayor Ramiz Jaraisy played down concerns that a banner effectively denying Jesus’ deity was provocative to Christians, although he did question its position, in front of Nazareth’s most prominent landmark.

“I don’t think that it’s provocative against anyone,” he said. “My point of view [is] that it’s not the right place to put it and it’s not the right way to do that.”

But Jaraisy said he would not remove the banner because some Islamic fundamentalist groups were looking to provoke a confrontation in order to promote their cause. He did not want to provide them with that opportunity.

Situated in northern Israel, Nazareth is the largest Arab city in Israel. It also has one of the highest concentrations of Christians here.

Although Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Christian residents of Nazareth are proud to point out Christianity’s roots in their town.

Mary, a Jewish virgin, lived in Nazareth when the angel Gabriel appeared and told her she would give birth to the promised Jewish Messiah and call his name Jesus. He would be God-incarnate, the Bible says. After Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, he grew up in Nazareth.

The Basilica was built over a small grotto which, according to Catholic tradition, marks the remains of Mary’s house.

(Another Koranic verse, 4:171, declares in part: “Allah is only one God; far be it from his glory that he should have a son.”)

Jaraisy said there were good relations and respect between Christian and Muslim inhabitants of Nazareth, and offered himself as proof. Born into a Christian family, Jaraisy has been elected mayor of the city three times, despite the fact that 70 percent of the city’s 60,000 residents are Muslim.

A decade ago there was trouble in the city after the municipality decided to demolish a school in front of the Basilica and build a large plaza to accommodate Christian pilgrims visiting Nazareth. But Muslims, inspired by fundamentalists, erected a large protest tent, saying that an Islamic sage had once been buried there.

The Israeli government eventually granted the Muslims the right to build a mosque at the site – upsetting the Vatican and Christians around the world.

According to Wadi Abunassar, an Arab Catholic and political scientist, the issue was resolved only after President Bush telephoned then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urging a solution. The mosque was never built at the location and tensions eased.

Abunassar said the fact that Islamists were defeated in recent municipal elections although Nazareth has a Muslim majority indicates that “a large portion” of the Muslims are not necessarily anti-Christian.

Removing the banner would would present a “serious political problem,” he said. Legally, the municipality should take it down but would not dare do so because it could provoke clashes between adherents of the two faiths. The state could order its removal for security reasons, however, he said. He wondered why the authorities had not done so.
 
Abunassar said the best way to deal with the situation would be to simply ignore the provocations of the extremists and build relations with moderate Muslims.

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Abunassar said the 110,000 Arab Christians living in Israel – excluding those who live in Jerusalem, which remains disputed – exist in a “complicated reality.” While ethnic Arabs they are not Muslims and they live in a predominantly Jewish state.

During the Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006, he recalled, Christian Arabs were among those killed in Hezbollah rocket attacks on Israel. Abunasser said he lost students who were Israeli soldiers fighting in the war, and had also lost relatives living in Lebanon.

Internally, the Christian community is made up of some 20 different churches and sects, as well as different political streams. There is no real unity in terms of church leadership, Abunassar said.

Despite its Muslim majority, Christmas is an official holiday in Nazareth with offices and schools closed, although Jaraisy said some shops remain open. Santas, Christmas trees and other decorations adorned some of the shop windows in town this week.

A Muslim worker at the municipality said she would be celebrating Christmas alongside the Christians in the city, as other Muslim residents do.

Israel’s Tourism Ministry and the Nazareth Municipality will host a reception for the heads of the churches and mayors of Jewish, Christian and Muslim towns and villages in the area.

The Tourism Ministry said the reception would be held at the Basilica of the Annunciation on Christmas Eve, followed by a traditional Christmas mass.

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« Reply #573 on: December 24, 2008, 02:11:28 PM »


Allah has no son? No problem.......... Christians have never claimed that Allah has a son, but do claim and believe that God does, His name is Jesus Christ.

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“In the name of Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful, Say (O Muhammad): He is Allah, (the) One and Only. Allah, the Eternal, the Absolute. He begetteth not, nor was begotten, and there is none like unto him,” the banner reads.

But Jaraisy said he would not remove the banner because some Islamic fundamentalist groups were looking to provoke a confrontation in order to promote their cause. He did not want to provide them with that opportunity.

Religion for such groups is not a path to heaven nor peace as this not what they seek. Their beliefs are a means and method to look down upon and persecute others. This may include, demonstrations, mocking, assault, killing or declaration of war. Given the choice of those powers delegated to man, which of those do they truly serve and worship?? Is it God or satan?? Though their lips may say God, their actions most certainly confess otherwise..........
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« Reply #574 on: December 25, 2008, 11:13:00 PM »

Muslim grinches steal Christmas
Christians warned against celebration: 'We are living under a state of fear'
Posted: December 24, 2008
8:50 pm Eastern

By Aaron Klein
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

JERUSALEM – Christians living in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip are holding only small, quiet Christmas celebrations after local leaders received warnings from Muslim groups against any public display of Christianity this holiday season, according to a Gaza Christian leader.

Publicly, some Christian leaders announced the dampened festivities were to protest an Israeli blockade imposed on Gaza after Hamas seized control of the territory in the summer of 2007. Israel limits trade convoys but still allows in humanitarian aid and directly supplies Gaza with 75 percent of its electricity. The Jewish state also provides monthly infusions of Israeli currency that fuel the Gaza economy.

Gaza Latin Church pastor Manuel Musalam faxed a statement to reporters announcing his church would not hold midnight Christmas mass to protest both the blockade and a threatened Israeli military invasion of Gaza. At least one other Christian leader in the territory made similar remarks to the media.

Still, according to local Christians, some private, low key celebrations took place.

A top Christian leader in Gaza told WND the decision to keep celebrations quiet came after he received threats from local Muslim groups against any public display of Christianity during Christmas. The leader was speaking on condition of anonymity, saying his life would be threatened if he spoke out publicly. He said the threats were conveyed to other Christian leaders in Gaza.

"We were warned not to celebrate in the streets or ring the church bells, otherwise Christians would be targeted. We are living under a state of fear," the Christian leader said.

"There is nothing we can do about the situation. We don't want to infuriate anyone," he said.

The Christian leader would not say whether the threats were verbal or came in the form of written communication.

He said he had reason to believe the threats emanated with Jihadia Salafiya, a Hamas-allied Islamic outreach movement in Gaza that recently announced the opening of a "military wing" to enforce Muslim law. The organization, which is not directly connected to Hamas but publicly supports it, has been suspected in a string of anti-Christian attacks, including the bombing of a Christian bookstore in November 2007 and the murder of the store's manager, local Christian resident Rami Ayyad.

Contacted by WND, Abu Islam, chief of Jihadia Salafiya, denied making any threats against Christians.

Still, Abu Islam commented, "Gaza is a Muslim state. Why do 3,000 Christians need to celebrate openly in a territory of 1 million Muslims? Any celebrations are clearly for missionary purposes and must not be tolerated."

Abu Islam previously gave WND interviews under a different name, Sheik Abu Saqer. He changed his name to Abu Islam in June 2007 in celebration of Hamas' Gaza takeover.

Immediately after Hamas' Gaza coup, Abu Islam told WND in an exclusive interview Christians could continue living safely in the Gaza Strip only if they accepted Islamic law, including a ban on alcohol and on women roaming publicly without proper head coverings.

"[Now that Hamas is in power,] the situation has changed 180 degrees in Gaza," said Abu Islam, speaking from Gaza in June 2007.

"Jihadia Salafiya and other Islamic movements will ensure Christian schools and institutions show publicly what they are teaching to be sure they are not carrying out missionary activity," he said.

Abu Islam accused the Gaza Christian leadership of "proselytizing and trying to convert Muslims with funding from American evangelicals."

"This missionary activity is endangering the entire Christian community in Gaza," he warned.

Christians warned: Accept Islamic law

About 3,000 Christians live in the Gaza Strip, which has a population of over 1 million.

After Hamas' rise to power, Christian in Gaza repeatedly have been targeted. Jihadia Salafiya is suspected of many of the Islamist attacks, such as a May 2007 shooting against a United Nations school in Gaza after it allowed boys and girls to participate in the same sporting event. One person was killed in the attack.

In the case of Ayyad, who managed the only Christian bookstore in Gaza, his body was discovered riddled with gunshot and stab wounds. Just before his murder, Ayyad, a Baptist, was publicly accused by Abu Islam's group of engaging in missionary activities. Ayyad's bookstore, owned by the Palestinian Bible Society, was firebombed in April 2007, after which he told relatives he received numerous death threats from Islamists.

WND quoted witnesses stating Ayyad was publicly tortured a few blocks from his store before he was shot to death.

The witnesses said they saw three armed men, two of whom were wearing masks, beat Ayyad repeatedly with clubs and the butts of their guns while they accused him of attempting to spread Christianity in Gaza. The witnesses said that after sustaining the beating, Ayyad was shot by all three men.
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« Reply #575 on: December 29, 2008, 01:18:55 AM »

Arabs rally against Israeli raids
28 December 2008

Thousands of people in the Arab world have attended rallies to express anger at Israel's air raids on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Protesters burned Israeli and American flags in a string of Arab cities and demanded a stronger response from their leaders to Israel's "aggression".

In Egypt protests were organised by the Muslim Brotherhood, allies of Hamas.

Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, which fought a brief war with Israel in 2006, called on its fighters to be on alert.

In an address relayed to supporters in Beirut, the head of the Shia movement, Hassan Nasrallah urged those in southern Lebanon to remain vigilant in case of Israeli attacks.

"We have asked our brothers in the resistance in the south to be available and alert because we face a criminal and treacherous enemy," Nasrallah was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.

"We are ready to face any aggression on our land, our country or our dignity," he added.

Hezbollah fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006, in which more than 1,125 Lebanese, most of them civilians, died in Israeli attacks.

Around 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, died in the conflict.

Widespread anger

Big demonstrations were held in several Arab countries in response to what many in the region see as unjustified Israeli aggression against their Palestinian brothers in the Gaza Strip.

More than 50,000 demonstrated in Egyptian cities on Sunday, the AFP news agency reported.

Security officials said the biggest protest was in the southern city of Asyut.

They were led by the Islamist opposition in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Hamas first emerged.

The BBC's Christian Fraser in Cairo says the Brotherhood regards Hamas members as their spiritual brothers.

Many Palestinian emigres took part in the rallies in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.

In the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus protesters, incensed at Israel's bombing campaign, waved green flags of the Hamas militant movement alongside Palestinian, Syrian and yellow Hezbollah flags, AFP reported.

Thousands also attended a pro-Palestinian demonstration in the Jordanian capital Amman, and there were rallies in many of Jordan's overcrowded refugee camps, home to thousands of displaced Palestinians.

There were also anti-Israeli protests in Sudan and Yemen.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a rally in Mosul, northern Iraq, killing a protester and wounding 16.

Local police quoted by the Associated Press said the Mosul demonstration had been organised by the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party.

"Arab silence is behind the bombings," read a banner held by one of several thousand people who turned out in the Sunni Arab city of Samarra north of Baghdad.

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« Reply #576 on: December 29, 2008, 01:20:29 AM »

Iran leader orders Muslims to defend Palestinians
Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:03pm GMT
By Zahra Hosseinian

TEHRAN, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader issued a religious decree to Muslims around the world on Sunday, ordering them to defend Palestinians in Gaza against Israeli attacks "in any way possible", state television reported.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also declared Monday a day of public mourning in Iran after Israel killed more than 280 Palestinians in two days of air strikes on Gaza.

"All Palestinian combatants and all the Islamic world's pious people are obliged to defend the defenceless women, children and people in Gaza in any way possible," Khamenei said.

"Whoever is killed in this legitimate defence, is considered a martyr," he said in a statement.

A religious decree is an official statement by a ranking religious leader that commands Muslims to carry out its message. While there is no religious and legal force behind it, Khamenei is respected by many Iranian and non-Iranian Shi'ites.

Iran refuses to recognise Israel, which accuses Tehran of supplying Hamas Islamists with weapons. Iran denies the claim, saying it only provides moral support to the group.

Israeli leaders said their campaign was a response to almost daily rocket and mortar fire by Gaza militants that intensified after Hamas ended a six-month ceasefire a week ago.

Khamenei criticised some Arab governments for their lack of response towards the Israeli raids.

"The even greater catastrophe is the encouraging silence of some Arab governments who claim to be Islamic," he said, also accusing the West of being indifferent to the killing of Palestinians.

Khamenei, Iran's most powerful authority, urged Muslim countries to punish Israeli leaders.

"The officials of this regime ... should be tried and punished for this crime by Islamic governments."

Khamenei's remarks were interpreted by some oil traders as a hint that Iran was calling on oil-producing Arab countries to disrupt energy shipments to Israel.

The West accuses Iran of covertly trying to build nuclear bomb, a charge rejected by Tehran.

But Israel's insistence that the Islamic state must not be allowed to develop atomic weapons has fuelled speculation that the Jewish state, widely assumed to have the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal, could mount its own pre-emptive strike.

Various protests were held in Tehran on Sunday, including one by Iranian lawmakers chanting "Death to Israel".

Iran is ready to receive Palestinians wounded in the raids, foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said.

Tehran denounced Israel's attacks as "unforgivable" on Saturday. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the raids showed Israel's "weakness".

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« Reply #577 on: January 01, 2009, 11:31:36 PM »

Church bells strike false note with Muslims
The Muslim community in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region is opposing plans to include church bells in a proposed new regional anthem. Local authorities had earlier set a competition to compose an anthem for the region.

The work is still being composed and officials say the last thing they want to do is to hurt people's feelings.

The Muslim community wanted the regional governor to change some of the rules of the contest. Using the sound of church bells was mandatory and Muslim leaders thought this alienated other ethnic and religious groups.

"There should be no political or religious themes in the anthem. It should be something that uplifts people and brings them together. I think including religion goes against this." Said Gayaz Zakirov, spiritual leader of the region’s Muslims.

The national anthem contains church bells, which are seen as a sign of Russian tradition as much as a sign of Orthodox woship.

"The tradition of bellringing is a very ancient tradition, dating from Old Testament times, which was adopted by the Orthodox Church,” said Orthodox priest Igor Pchelintsev.

The authorities have now decided to scrap the competition and hire a professional composer instead. Hopefully, the end result will be something that all sides can agree on.

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« Reply #578 on: January 01, 2009, 11:36:25 PM »

Are they also going to silence Muslims call for prayer?? The sound of that constant wailing from mosques would drive me nuts. No comments please.....................

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Besides that, since when has Russia ever worried about offending other people??
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« Reply #579 on: February 03, 2009, 12:50:53 AM »

Gadhafi chosen to lead African Union
Anita Powell
Feb 2 2009

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Moammar Gadhafi of Libya was elected Monday as leader of the African Union, a position long sought by the eccentric dictator who wants to push his oil-rich nation into the international mainstream after years of isolation.

Gadhafi, once ostracized by the West for sponsoring terrorism, has been trying to increase both Libya's global stature and its regional influence — mediating African conflicts, sponsoring efforts to spread Islam on the continent and pushing for the creation of a single African government.

Still, some African leaders offered tepid praise for the choice of the strongman who grabbed power in a 1969 coup. Rights groups called him a poor model for Africa at a time when democratic gains are being reversed in countries such as Mauritania and Guinea.

He attended the session dressed in a gold-embroidered green robe and flanked by seven extravagantly dressed men who said they are the "traditional kings of Africa." Gadhafi told about 20 of his fellow heads of state that that he would work to unite the continent into "the United States of Africa."

Gadhafi arrived at the summit Sunday with the seven men, one carrying a 4-foot gold staff, and caused a stir when security officials did not admit them because each delegation gets only four floor passes. All seven "kings" were seated behind Gadhafi when he accepted the chairmanship.

"I think the coming time will be a time of serious work and a time of action and not words," he said.

The chairmanship of the African Union is a rotating position held by heads of state for one year and gives the holder some influence over the continent's politics but carries no real power

Diplomats who attended the closed-door meetings in which Gadhafi was chosen said several countries vigorously opposed him, seeking alternatives from Lesotho and Sierra Leone. However, the AU's chairmanship rotates among Africa's regions, and a North African had not been chaired the continental body since 2000, when Algeria held the chairmanship.

Meetings to select the chairman are held in private. The leader is usually nominated and then chosen by consensus. AU officials would not give details of the proceedings, including which countries objected.

Even in public the reception to his appointment — and the acceptance ceremony in which he invited two of the traditional kings to speak — was measured.

"I think his time has come," Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told The Associated Press. "He's worked for it. I think it's up to us to make sure it comes out best."

Still, Gadhafi appeared to cast his selection as a victory.

"Silence means approval," he said during his acceptance speech. "If we have something and we are silent about it at the next summit it means we've accepted it."

Since he seized power Gadhafi has ruled the oil-rich state with an iron hand and the often quixotic ideology laid out in his famous "Green Book," which outlines Gadhafi's anti-democratic and economic policies.

In 2007, his regime released five Bulgarian nurses and a naturalized Palestinian doctor after eight years in prison for allegedly infecting Libyan children with HIV. The medics said they had been tortured in prison to exact a confession, a charge Gadhafi's son admitted to in a 2005 television interview when he said they had been tortured with electrodes and threats to their families. They were released following a deal struck by the European Union that involved payment of millions of dollars in aid to Libya.

"The Libyan government continues to imprison people for criticizing Gadhafi," said Reed Brody, a Brussels-based lawyer with Human Rights Watch who watched Gadhafi take the helm of the AU. "Hundreds more have been 'disappeared.' Libya has no independent NGOs and the government tightly controls all forms of public expression."

The large North African country is perhaps best known for the 1988 downing of a Pan-Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland. All 259 people on board the flight from Heathrow to New York were killed when a bomb exploded. Another 11 people died on the ground.

The bombing prompted United Nations-imposed sanctions and breaking of diplomatic ties with Britain and the United States.

Libya has paid several billion dollars to the families of Lockerbie victims, and has accepted "general responsibility" for the attack. Sanctions have since been lifted and diplomatic ties re-established.

Gadhafi renounced terrorism in 2003.

Libya has also entered into deals with major oil companies for exploitation of its reserves and re-established diplomatic ties with the U.S.

In Washington, the State Department declined to comment specifically on Gadhafi's election but said the United States would remain engaged with the African Union.

"We are going to continue to work with the AU," spokesman Robert Wood told reporters. "It's a critical institution in terms of our dealing with the continent."

Gadhafi has also been involved in mediating the conflict in Darfur with little success. He has mediated between Chad and Sudan — both have accused each other of supporting the other's rebel groups. The Libyan leader's mediation has resulted in deals between Chad and Sudan, which have later been violated.

Libya has never held the chairmanship in the 46-year-history of the African Union and its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity. This contributed to his being denied the chairmanship of the Organization of African Unity in 1982.

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« Reply #580 on: February 18, 2009, 09:45:01 AM »

Kuwaiti Prof Suggests a Biological Attack on White House
February 16, 2009

Abdallah Al-Nafisi: "Four pounds of anthrax - in a suitcase this big - carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the U.S., are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour, if it is properly spread in population centers there.

"What a horrifying idea. 9/11 will be small change in comparison. Am I right? There is no need for airplanes, conspiracies, timings, and so on.

"One person, with the courage to carry four pounds of anthrax, will go to the White House lawn, and will spread this 'confetti' all over them, and then will do these cries of joy. It will turn into a real 'celebration.'

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Okay............. The next time someone takes over their oil fields, I suggest the United States just let them.
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« Reply #581 on: February 19, 2009, 08:48:32 AM »

Hello DreamWeaver,

This is a good example of how INSANE the RELIGION OF HATE is. The people of Kuwait were suffering horribly after the invasion of Iraq. I won't list specific examples other than torture and killing. You can exaggerate your imagination to determine all of the things being done to the people of Kuwait. To say the least, there was MASS CRUELTY. SO, we rescue them and give them their country back. One would think this professor might be a relatively intelligent person who wants to repay our kindness with terrorist acts. Needless to say, there is HATE instead of GRATITUDE! WHY? -- I think this can only be answered with the RELIGION OF HATE!
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« Reply #582 on: February 27, 2009, 12:55:03 AM »

Violent protests deepen Pakistan political turmoil
By STEPHEN GRAHAM, Associated Press Writer Stephen Graham, Associated Press Writer Thu Feb 26, 9:30 am ET

ISLAMABAD – Opposition supporters torched cars and stoned buildings Thursday after Pakistan's Supreme Court barred two of their leaders from elected office, triggering political turmoil.

The unrest comes as the country's pro-Western government faces strong U.S. pressure to crack down on Taliban and al-Qaida militants and a punishing economic crisis.

Wednesday's rulings upheld an existing ban on Nawaz Sharif from contesting elections because of a criminal conviction related to the 1999 military coup by former President Pervez Musharraf that ousted Sharif as prime minister.

The rulings also removed his brother as head of the government in Punjab, Pakistan's richest and most populous province.

Hundreds of Sharif supporters gathered in Rawalpindi, just south of the capital, waving his party's green flags and chanting slogans against the government. Most were peaceful, but some set up barricades of burning tires and used rocks to smash the windows of stores and banks on a main shopping street, witnesses said.

A mob also torched four vehicles on the highway linking Islamabad to the Punjab, police officer Ahmed Latif said.

The court decisions prevent Sharif from challenging President Asif Ali Zardari in general elections in 2013. Zardari compounded the blow by dismissing the government in Punjab and putting its governor — a Zardari loyalist — in charge.

On Thursday, about 20 lawmakers from Sharif's party were herded into police trucks as they gathered for a protest at the Punjab Assembly in the eastern city of Lahore. Police let them clamber out as the crowd swelled with supporters, who swarmed past barriers, banged on the wooden doors of the assembly building and held a mock parliamentary session on the steps.

"We are democrats, and what we are seeing today is shameful," lawmaker Rana Iqbal said.

Sharif, widely considered the country's most popular politician, has accused Zardari of orchestrating the court decisions and called for protests.

He also has urged his supporters to join mass rallies planned for mid-March by Pakistan's lawyers, whose protests for an independent judiciary undermined Musharraf's long rule.

Dozens of judges who were ousted when Musharraf imposed emergency rule in 2007 have returned to the courts under the year-old government led by Zardari's party.

But the government has blocked the return of Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, the former chief justice who questioned a pact that quashed long-standing corruption charges against Zardari and his slain wife, former leader Benazir Bhutto.

Violent protests deepen Pakistan political turmoil
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Could you just image the outrage from the U.N./Muslim nations if this headline appeared in tomorrow's papers: Christian law to be imposed in parts of Iraq. Cheesy
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« Reply #583 on: February 27, 2009, 01:11:10 AM »

Egyptian Cleric Ahmad Abd Al-Salam: Jews 'Infect Food with Cancer and Ship it to Muslim Countries'
February 24, 2009

The Jews "Invest Their Utmost Efforts... in Conspiring How to Corrupt the Islamic Nation... This Is Why We Hate Them"

Ahmad Abd Al-Salam: "The Jews 'will not fail to corrupt' the believers. What does this mean? The Jews are never remiss - they invest their utmost efforts, day and night, in conspiring how to corrupt the Islamic nation, the nation led by the Prophet Muhammad.

"I want you, Muslim viewers, to imagine the Jews sitting around a table, conspiring how to corrupt the Muslims, and how to destroy their worldly and religious affairs. The Jews 'will not fail to corrupt you,' and this is why we hate them."

The Jews "Infect Food with Cancer and Ship It to Muslim Countries"

"The Jews conspire day and night to destroy the Muslims' worldly and religious affairs. The Jews conspire to destroy the economy of the Muslims. The Jews conspire to infect the food of the Muslims with cancer. It is the Jews who infect food with cancer and ship it to Muslim countries."

"We Hate the Jews Because They Spare No Effort in Stripping Muslim Girls of their Clothes"; "Sexual Temptations... Were Conspired By the Jews"

"We hate the Jews because they spare no effort in stripping Muslim girls of their clothes. It is the Jews who conspire to have Muslim girls, and even married Muslim women, wear clothes that are tight, short, or see-through, or clothes that are open from the front, or the back, from the right or the left.

"The Jews 'will not fail to corrupt you,' and this is why we hate them. The Jews conspire to destroy Muslims. The Jews conspire to bring Muslim youth down to the pit of sexual temptation. The sexual temptations, which are prevalent worldwide, were conspired by the Jews."

Egyptian Cleric Ahmad Abd Al-Salam: Jews 'Infect Food with Cancer and Ship it to Muslim Countries'
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Ever notice how "silly" most of this stuff sounds? I can just imagine satan throwing a temper tantrum and rolling around on the floor when Jesus was resurrected.

These same tactics that were used for propaganda to justify the Holocaust. This is something you'd hear from a child.....And what's so "amazing" is that people will actually believe this........... Cry
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« Reply #584 on: February 27, 2009, 07:23:27 PM »



Ever notice how "silly" most of this stuff sounds? I can just imagine satan throwing a temper tantrum and rolling around on the floor when Jesus was resurrected.

These same tactics that were used for propaganda to justify the Holocaust. This is something you'd hear from a child.....And what's so "amazing" is that people will actually believe this........... Cry

Brother Bob,

I was thinking exactly the same thing. If they honestly do believe all this silly propaganda, they would be worse than a very simple and backward people. It seems that any lie will be bought and believed. HOWEVER, this part of the world doesn't have anything to brag about in the "RESISTING LIES DEPARTMENT". MASS DECEPTION appears to be an easy thing these days. As we know, MASS DECEPTION is part of Bible Prophecy.

Love In Christ,
Tom

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable GIFT, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour Forever!
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