High rate of Joblessness in Ireland, youths suffer mental issues


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 : Unemployment is tipped as the main cause behind increased mental health problems, including panic attack, self-harm, and depression in Northern Ireland, a new study says.

According to the study carried out by the Prince’s Trust, joblessness triggers mental health problems among almost half of the unemployed youths aged between 16 and 25, the daily Belfast Telegraph reported.

More than one fifth of the Northern Ireland youths have admitted to self-harming, one in three suffered from insomnia and one fifth of those interviewed said they had panic attacks, the study found.

The Macquarie Youth Index, which interviewed 2,170 people across the UK, found that 15 percent of youths in Northern Ireland feel depressed ‘all’ or ‘most’ of the time, while 63 percent of those working said their job was an important part of their identity.

“I was in the depths of despair and depression. It’s very isolating not to have work. You have no reason to get up in the morning and you feel like you have no purpose in life,” said Claire Conway from Omagh, who suffered from depression when she lost her job in 2002 at the age of 22.

“You block yourself off from friends, especially the people who are working,” she added.

This was the third annual report to be published by the Prince’s Trust and it recorded the most significant decline in young people’s emotional health.

“Unemployment presents a very real and frightening mental health problem for young people in Northern Ireland – and the longer they are out of work, the greater the risk,” said Ian Jeffers, director of the trust in Northern Ireland

 

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Another bomb rocks Greek capital


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 Athens : Greek police say a powerful blast outside a closed nightclub in Athens is the second attack in the past two days linked to criminal extortion groups.

The blast, which caused no injuries, occurred before 4 a.m. Friday near Athens City Center.

The explosion was so huge that it was heard across southern Athens and severely damaged the club’s frontage, AP reported.

Police say extortionists, who have carried out several similar attacks in recent years, are responsible for the attack.

On Thursday morning, another bomb exploded outside a court in Athens City Center after an anonymous phone threat gave police the chance to evacuate the area.

The blast, which occurred 40 minutes after a warning to a newspaper and private TV station, gave authorities time to evacuate nearby buildings.

According to reports, the explosive device had been placed on a motorbike in front of the building.

The blast damaged two administrative court buildings in central Athens, shattered windows and damaged cars and sent up a cloud of smoke that was visible across the city.

 

Number of homeless to double in Britain


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 : A coalition of charities has warned that homelessness will soar across Britain after the coalition government enforced housing benefit cuts.

Seventeen charities said the government’s cuts to housing benefits could double the number of people sleeping on the streets within a year, British media reported.

The government announced, as part of its public spending review plan, it will no longer pay for 25-34 year-olds from 2012 to live in a one-bedroom flat, but it could instead only cover the costs of a room in a shared property.

According to the government’s own figures, the reform will see 88,000 people lose an average of £47 a week with many whose benefits will be halved.

The coalition of charities said in a statement last month that the number of the “visibly homeless people” could surge unless the government reverses its plan to cut welfare.

“Vulnerable people who have been homeless, are leaving care or prison … sharing is often inappropriate and can be particularly detrimental to well being”, said the statement.

“We have about 8,000 rough sleepers in the country and the government’s reforms could easily put another 8,000 on the streets,” said Howard Sinclair, the chief executive of the homeless charity Broadway and a signatory to the letter.

The problem is that local authorities have no legal duty to help house young single people. “They do not have family, no real social networks … they are outsiders and they will have nowhere but the streets to go,” he said.

London, where roughly half of the country’s rough sleepers live, has seen a rise in homelessness in recent years as the financial crisis hit.

 

'Most Americans oppose Afghan war'


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 : A new opinion poll has found that opposition to the Afghan war is at an all-time high in the US as security situation continues to worsen in Afghanistan.

 

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll (PDF) released on Thursday shows that more than sixty percent Americans are now opposed to the war in Afghanistan.

There is also a growing pessimism in the American public about the way things are going for the US in the war, the poll suggests.

In response to a question on how “things are going” in the warzone 56 percent responded with “moderately badly” or “very badly.”

The US President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of 30,000 additional soldiers in Afghanistan about a year ago.

However, security situation continued to deteriorate across the war-ravaged country in 2010 — the deadliest year for foreign presence in Afghanistan.

The total death toll of US-led troops has surpassed the 700 milestone, with the Americans accounting for most of the casualties.

In the review of his war strategy in Afghanistan this month, Obama declared that the war “continues to be a very difficult endeavor” and the achievements made there are “fragile and reversible.”

Obama had pledged a major drawdown from Afghanistan by July 2011. However, Washington later announced that American troops will remain in the war-torn country for at least four more years.

The 2001 US-led invasion was launched with the objective of bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

After nine years and despite the presence of over 150,000 US-led troops across Afghanistan, the country’s security remains very fragile.

Moreover, according to the United Nations, the death toll of Afghan civilians this year is 20 percent higher than in 2009, with over 2,400 civilians killed in the country from January to September.

‘Most Americans oppose Afghan war’


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 : A new opinion poll has found that opposition to the Afghan war is at an all-time high in the US as security situation continues to worsen in Afghanistan.

 

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll (PDF) released on Thursday shows that more than sixty percent Americans are now opposed to the war in Afghanistan.

There is also a growing pessimism in the American public about the way things are going for the US in the war, the poll suggests.

In response to a question on how “things are going” in the warzone 56 percent responded with “moderately badly” or “very badly.”

The US President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of 30,000 additional soldiers in Afghanistan about a year ago.

However, security situation continued to deteriorate across the war-ravaged country in 2010 — the deadliest year for foreign presence in Afghanistan.

The total death toll of US-led troops has surpassed the 700 milestone, with the Americans accounting for most of the casualties.

In the review of his war strategy in Afghanistan this month, Obama declared that the war “continues to be a very difficult endeavor” and the achievements made there are “fragile and reversible.”

Obama had pledged a major drawdown from Afghanistan by July 2011. However, Washington later announced that American troops will remain in the war-torn country for at least four more years.

The 2001 US-led invasion was launched with the objective of bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

After nine years and despite the presence of over 150,000 US-led troops across Afghanistan, the country’s security remains very fragile.

Moreover, according to the United Nations, the death toll of Afghan civilians this year is 20 percent higher than in 2009, with over 2,400 civilians killed in the country from January to September.

Mecca flash floods claim four lives


 

JNN 31 Dec 2o10 : At least four people, including three children, have died in flash flooding around the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, reports indicate.

Local officials say at least 200 people have so far been rescued from the flooding caused by heavy rains.

In Jeddah, the country’s second largest city, several major roads were inundated and traffic came to a virtual halt after dozens of cars broke down.

Authorities said the Jeddah flooding caused no casualties, but many residents found their homes overwhelmed by high water, which in some districts was reported knee-high and in others as high as the waist.

Jeddah was hit by another major flood last November which killed 123 people and caused extensive damage.

According to official figures, thousands of families lost their homes in that flood, which destroyed nearly 11,000 buildings and as many vehicles.

 

Another wave of Terror and Killing against Shia's of Pakistan


JNN 30 Dec 2010 Peshawar : In the early hours of day , Safdar Abbas son of Capt(R) Asghar Abbas embraced martrydom when he was Targetted and Shot while he was on his way to his office .

He was the Member of the Moharram Committe and Chief Coordinator of Imamia Scouts of Peshawar Division.

He was an employ of a Private Bank ( UBL ) located in Qisa Khwani Bazar, while Qisa Khwani Bazar is already a sensitive area , as  two suicide Blast have already been done in the vicinity of this area , which shows that terrorist are operating freely in this area, and they have a strong network in and around this area, while the intelligence agencies have all the time to take rest and enjoy , while the country bleeds and especially the Shia community , which has  sacrificed the real  gems of their garden , just for this Nation.

Even after that the Organisation like Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan, Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar e Jhangvi , Jundullah, Jaish e Mohd which have been banned after being Proved to be terrorist outfits , which are causing destruction and dis Integration to Pakistan and defaming Islam , on the orders of their Zionist Masters.

Now it is only a Big question for Pakistani Law Enforcement Agencies that even after all the proves and track record of these organisation , nothing much is being done to Nab them or to stop them from establishing and strengthening  their network , or even to keep a tight check on their flow of funds , which is been now also confirmed that Saudi Arabia and UAE are sponsoring these terrorist organisations, against the Interest of Pakistan.

Another wave of Terror and Killing against Shia’s of Pakistan


JNN 30 Dec 2010 Peshawar : In the early hours of day , Safdar Abbas son of Capt(R) Asghar Abbas embraced martrydom when he was Targetted and Shot while he was on his way to his office .

He was the Member of the Moharram Committe and Chief Coordinator of Imamia Scouts of Peshawar Division.

He was an employ of a Private Bank ( UBL ) located in Qisa Khwani Bazar, while Qisa Khwani Bazar is already a sensitive area , as  two suicide Blast have already been done in the vicinity of this area , which shows that terrorist are operating freely in this area, and they have a strong network in and around this area, while the intelligence agencies have all the time to take rest and enjoy , while the country bleeds and especially the Shia community , which has  sacrificed the real  gems of their garden , just for this Nation.

Even after that the Organisation like Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan, Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar e Jhangvi , Jundullah, Jaish e Mohd which have been banned after being Proved to be terrorist outfits , which are causing destruction and dis Integration to Pakistan and defaming Islam , on the orders of their Zionist Masters.

Now it is only a Big question for Pakistani Law Enforcement Agencies that even after all the proves and track record of these organisation , nothing much is being done to Nab them or to stop them from establishing and strengthening  their network , or even to keep a tight check on their flow of funds , which is been now also confirmed that Saudi Arabia and UAE are sponsoring these terrorist organisations, against the Interest of Pakistan.

Once again Terrorists Unleashed , Target Killing continues in Karachi


JNN 29 Dec 2010 Karachi : Another Shia  Agha Rashid Abbas brother of Agha Zeeshan (Renowned Nouha Khawn)  embraced Martyrdom , as a result of ongoing Target Killing by the terrorists of banned organizations Sipah e Sahaba and Tehreek e Taliban , Wednesday  at North Karachi Sector 5-D.

According to our Correspondent,Terrorists intercepted him and  fired Three bullets causing injuries on his head & chest while he was coming toward his home , these injuries were fatal as he could not revive to these bullet wounds , and was pronounced dead.

His funeral prayers was held at Imam Bargah 5-E in North Karachi after Maghribain prayers.

Once again after Ashura Moharram these Terrorists have started to break the barriers , as they were leashed during the Ashra e Muharram , and No untoward incident was reported in the past during these days , which is showing the clear negligence of the law enforcement agencies , as if they can leash these terrorists during the Ashra e Muharram, so if they really want they can leash them for ever , but due to there criminal negligence , Shia Community is paying a high cost by sacrificing their lives .

Above all the Intelligence Agencies and the Law enforcement agencies Instead of nabbing these criminals and Killers , have started to abduct Innocent Shia Youth from different areas of Karachi , and have confined them illegally , with out reporting their arrest or submitting their challan in any court of Law, which shows their tilt towards criminals and terrorists , as they will be responsible for any Law & order situation , if these unlawful acts continues.

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    4 Shia Namazi injured by a Blast in Karachi University


    JNN 28 Dec 2010 Karachi : At least 15 students were injured in a blast by a Bomb Planted near the site of Namaz Organized by Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) near Cafeteria Of the Karachi University.

    The Blast created Panic in the Karachi University Campus. The Injured were rushed to the Hospitals, where they were treated . Out of 15 students , 4 were critically injured , rest were discharged after giving them First Aid. According to JNN’s Correspondent , ISO have repeated reminded the Administration for the fool proof security of the Namazi’s , after the attacks on Islamic University , and other attacks , in view of the detoriating Law and Order situation of the country and specially  in  Karachi .

    DIG East Commander Shaukat has said Blast occurred at the Prayer Place in Cafetaria. He said the explosion was caused by a cracker in which 4 persons were critically injured .

    According to SSP Naeem Sheikh it was a Parcel Bomb . Heavy contingents of Police and Rangers with rescue team rushed to the scene and started to move the injured to the Hospitals.

    2 injured Wajid Hussain and Irfan Haider were shifted to Patel Hospital they were in serious condition, while 2 other injured Molana Meer Abbas and Israr Hussain were shifted to Jinnah Hospital.

    The Initial Reports described that the bomb was hidden in a small Parcel & it Blasted during the Zuhr Prayer at a Place between the Mosque and the Cafetaria, Near Arts Lobby.

    The University Administration cancelled all the papers. After the Blast fear and harassment Prevailed among the students & the University staff.

    Governor Sindh Has ordered an inquiry of the Incident .

    After the Blast a committee of the ISO also met the Vice Chancellor of the Karachi University and demanded for a  safe and a Permanent Place for the Prayer for the Shia Students and the Staff Members of the Karachi University , on which he assured them of an early action in this regard.

    Halal Food and Goods Demand Open New Opportunities for People in Western Countries


    JNN 29 Dec 2010 : In the ballroom of an upscale hotel a short train ride from New York, advertisers, food industry executives and market researchers mingled — the men in dark suits, the women in headscarves and Western dress. Chocolates made according to Islamic dietary laws were placed at each table.

    The setting was the American Muslim Consumer Conference, which aimed to promote Muslims as a new market segment for U.S. companies. While corporations have long catered to Muslim communities in Europe, businesses have only tentatively started to follow suit in the U.S. — and they are doing so at a time of intensified anti-Muslim feeling that companies worry could hurt them, too. American Muslims seeking more acknowledgment in the marketplace argue that businesses have more to gain than lose by reaching out to the community.

    “We are not saying, ‘Support us,'” said Faisal Masood, a graduate of the University of Illinois, Chicago, and management consultant. “But we want them to understand what our values are.”

    There are signs the industry is stirring: Faisal Masood, a Wall Street executive who organized the gathering, had attracted only 200 or so attendees when he started the event last year. This year, he had to close registration at 400 to keep from going over capacity.

    The worldwide market for Islamically permitted goods, called halal, has grown to more than half a billion dollars annually. Ritually slaughtered meat is a mainstay, but the halal industry is much broader, including foods and seasoning that omit alcohol, pork products and other forbidden ingredients, along with cosmetics, finance and clothing.

    Corporations have been courting immigrant Muslim communities in Europe for several years. Nestle, for example, has about 20 factories in Europe with halal-certified production lines and advertises to Western Muslims through its marketing campaign called “Taste of Home.” Nestle plans to increase its ethnic and halal offerings in Europe in coming years.

    In the United States, iconic American companies such as McDonald’s (which already has a popular halal menu overseas) and Wal-Mart have entered the halal arena. In August, the natural grocery giant Whole Foods began selling its first nationally distributed halal food product — frozen Indian entrees called Saffron Road.

    Abdalhamid Evans, project director with the World Halal Forum Europe, which works with the global halal industry, said a recent backlash has prompted some mainstream businesses in Europe to keep a lower profile about their halal products or scale back their offerings.

    In the U.K., after Kentucky Fried Chicken rolled out halal menu options in several dozen stores, the restaurant chain pulled the items in a few locations in the face of protests.

    Last September, the Daily Mail of London reported that many British supermarkets, fast-food chains, hospitals, schools, pubs and sporting arenas such as Wembley Stadium, were serving some halal meat and poultry without notifying the public. A large share of meat sold in Britain comes from New Zealand, where the slaughterhouses have expanded halal production as they try to boost their already robust exports to Islamic countries.

    U.S. companies have also faced some resistance, although on a smaller scale.

    Last year, Best Buy Inc. was inundated with calls, e-mails and letters complaining that the company was anti-American after acknowledging a Muslim holiday — “Eid al-Adha,” or the Feast of the Sacrifice — for the first time in a national advertisement. That year, Eid al-Adha fell around Thanksgiving, so the ad, a small bubble at the bottom of the page, appeared in the company’s Thanksgiving flier. Critics seized on the timing in their complaints.

    “They used very abusive language,” said Nausheena Hussain, a marketing manager for Best Buy in Minnesota. “It was pretty sad.”

    Best Buy executives stood by their decision. The company saw the holiday greeting as part of a larger goal of reaching consumers from different cultures. Soon, Muslims started calling to thank Best Buy and set up a Facebook page honoring the company, which continues to acknowledge Muslim holidays.

    “It’s a very viable customer segment,” said Zainab Ali, senior marketing manager with the money transfer company MoneyGram, which ran a special Ramadan promotion this year for Muslims in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere. “You just need to get over some of the fear and look at them as just another consumer.”

    The potential for profit is drawing more companies to the idea.

    This year, Ogilvy & Mather, the global advertising firm, started an international Islamic branding consultancy called Ogilvy Noor that includes an emphasis on U.S. Muslims. (“Noor” means “light” in Arabic.) Muslims came to the United States in large numbers for doctorates, engineering and medical degrees, after the federal government eased immigration quotas in the 1960s. Studies have found that a significant percentage of Muslims are better educated and wealthier than other Americans.

    Joohi Tahir, vice president of marketing and sales for Crescent Foods, the halal chicken producers based in Chicago, said Wal-Mart executives approached Crescent Foods two years ago looking for a halal chicken supplier, then invited Crescent executives to Wal-Mart headquarters in Arkansas to advise them on reaching Muslim consumers.

    That same year, Wal-Mart opened a supercenter in Dearborn, Mich., an area with one of the largest Muslim and Arab populations in the country. The store is geared for Mideast consumers, with a range of halal products, including specialty foods.

    “Mainstream is coming to halal,” Tahir said.

    Wal-Mart spokesman Bill Wertz said the merchandise in each store can vary according to the needs of the surrounding community, so it is difficult to know the exact number of U.S. stores that carry halal products. But several in Michigan and at least one store in Canada have advertised that they offer some halal items.

    Manufacturers entering the field hope they can appeal to non-Muslims as well.

    Jack Acree, executive vice president of American Halal Co., which produces the Saffron Road products, emphasizes that the entrees are not only halal, but also all-natural and humanely farmed, and free of antibiotics and hormones.

    “Muslims are highly educated and live in metro areas, and they’re shopping with us already,” said Errol Schweizer, senior global grocery coordinator for Whole Foods. “If we have a customer base where there’s a big Muslim population, it makes sense for us to service that population.”

    Schweizer would not answer directly when asked if anyone complained to the company over its Muslim outreach. He said only that halal foods will be judged like any other products — by whether the items sell.

    Despite the sometimes unfriendly climate for Muslims, Evans, of the World Halal Forum, said it is inevitable that a large number of businesses will reach out Muslim consumers, given the wealth and size of the Muslim population — more than a billion people worldwide — and their presence in the West.

    “It isn’t a question of whether they’re going to do it,” Evans said. “It’s a question of where and when and how.”

    Saudi Shia and Sunni Muslims Sign a Document of Reconciliation After the Events of Ashura


    JNN 29 Dec 2010 : Saudi Shia and Sunni figures in Medina signed a document to “live as one family”, a week after the clashes that took place between the parties on Ashura.

    Hundreds of radical Wahhabis from Al-Ansar attacked with sticks and stones to the Shia citizens when mourning for Imam Hussain (A.S) in Ashura in Quba district on last Thursday, which many Shias arrested.

    According to Rassid news network, the paper was inked yesterday, December 25, under the title of “Peaceful Co-existence like a Single Family” following a strife caused by a group of Wahabi extremists on the day of Ashura.

    Expressing his deep regret for the event, Abdul-Aziz ibn Majid referred to Islam as a comprehensive religion that is against creating discord or forming various religious sects.

    Warning those who intrude social order and security, he urged all Shia and Sunni thinkers to dispel the existing bilateral tensions by holding a joint seminar in Saudi Arabia.

    The document was the first reconciliation paper inked between the Shia and Sunni. At the signing ceremony some 200 top Shia and Sunni figures and a number of Suadi Arabia’s officials including Taher Al-Hajuj, Saleh al-Jodan, Feysal Aburabae and Solemian Al-saedi were present.

    On this year’s day of Ashura in the holy city of Medina, the Shia mourners were attacked by a group of Wahabi extremists. The strife led to some injuries and damages, and was finally stopped by the security forces who arrested 50 individuals



    Malaysia Shiites Protest at Discrimination and Arrests


    JNN 28 Dec 2010  : A Malaysian Shiite leader Tuesday protested at discrimination against the sect’s followers after the detention of 200 members by religious officials who claim they breached local Islamic laws.

    Shiite community leader Kamil Zuhairi Abdul Aziz said the group had submitted a protest letter to the national human rights commission (Suhakam) after a recent raid of their prayer hall by state religious officers.

    “The officers broke into and damaged our prayer hall which is private property and where we were having special prayers for the Prophet Mohammed’s grandchildren,” he said.

    “If other communities like Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs and others have their right to worship and practise under the constitution then why not us,” Kamil Zuhairi added.

    “We were condemned, criticised, slandered and threatened in local media just because we practise what had been preached by our ancestors who were Shiites and have lived in Malaysia for centuries.”

    Kamil Zuhairi said there were about 40,000 Shiite followers in Malaysia but most practised their faith behind closed doors for fear of being stigmatised and targeted by the authorities.

    A state Islamic religious department official, who declined to be named, said the detainees, who include Pakistanis, Iranians and Indonesians, had been released on bail.

    He said investigations were still ongoing and that the group could be charged for not following Sunni Islam, considered the only legal sect of Islam in Malaysia.

    Shiites make up around 15 percent of Muslims worldwide. They represent the majority populations in Iraq, Iran and Bahrain and form significant communities in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

    Shiites believe the Prophet Mohammed should have been succeeded by his cousin Imam Ali (A.S) rather than his companion Abu Bakr. Traditional Sunnis believe any suggestion that Abu Bakr was a usurper is tantamount to blasphemy.

    The Shiites are one of several Islamic sects under close watch by Malaysian religious authorities, which crack down hard on so-called deviant groups that deviate from orthodox teachings.

     

    US seizes and shut over 75 websites


    JNN 28 Dec 2010 : It is almost too perfectly-scripted to be true. A discontented 22-year old US Army soldier on duty in Baghdad, Bradley Manning, a low-grade US Army intelligence analyst, described as a loner, a gay in the military, a disgruntled “computer geek,” sifts through classified information at Forward Operating Base Hammer. He decides to secretly download US State Department email communications from the entire world over a period of eight months for hours a day, onto his blank CDs while pretending to be listening to Lady Gaga. In addition to diplomatic cables, Manning is believed to have provided WikiLeaks with helicopter gun camera video of an errant US attack in Baghdad on unarmed journalists, and with war logs from Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Manning then is supposed to have tracked down a notorious former US computer hacker to get his 250,000 pages of classified US State Department cables out in the Internet for the whole world to see. He allegedly told the US hacker that the documents he had contained “incredible, awful things that belonged in the public domain and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington, DC.” The hacker turned him in to US authorities so the story goes. Manning is now incommunicado since months in US military confinement so we cannot ask him, conveniently. The Pentagon routinely hires the best hackers to design their security systems.
    Then the plot thickens. The 250,000 pages end up at the desk of Julian Assange, the 39-year-old Australian founder of a supposedly anti-establishment website with the cute name Wikileaks. Assange decides to selectively choose several of the world’s most ultra-establishment news media to exclusively handle the leaking job for him as he seems to be on the run from Interpol, not for leaking classified information, but for allegedly having consensual sex with two Swedish women who later decided it was rape.
    He selects as exclusive newspapers to decide what is to be leaked the New York Times which did such service in promoting faked propaganda against Saddam that led to the Iraqi war, the London Guardian and Der Spiegel. Assange claims he had no time to sift through so many pages so handed them to the trusted editors of the establishment media for them to decide what should be released. Very “anti-establishment” that. The New York Times even assigned one of its top people, David E. Sanger, to control the release of the Wikileaks material. Sanger is no establishment outsider. He sits as a member of the elite Council on Foreign Relations as well as the Aspen Institute Strategy Group together with the likes of Condi Rice, former Defense Secretary William Perry, former CIA head John Deutch, former State Department Deputy Secretary and now World Bank head Robert Zoellick among others.
    Indeed a strange choice of media for a person who claims to be anti-establishment. But then Assange also says he believes the US Government version of 9/11 and calls the Bilderberg Group a normal meeting of people, a very establishment view.
    Not so secret cables…
    The latest sensational Wikileaks documents allegedly from the US State Department embassies around the world to Washington are definitely not as Hillary Clinton claimed “an attack on America’s foreign policy interests that have endangered innocent people.” And they do not amount to what the Italian foreign minister, called the “September 11 of world diplomacy.” The British government calls them a threat to national security and an aide to Canada’s Prime Minister calls on the CIA to assassinate Assange, as does kooky would-be US Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin.
    Most important, the 250,000 cables are not “top secret” as we might have thought. Between two and three million US Government employees are cleared to see this level of “secret” document,[1] and some 500,000 people around the world have access to the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRnet) where the cables were stored. Siprnet is not recommended for distribution of top-secret information. Only 6% or 15,000 pages of the documents have been classified as even secret, a level below top-secret. Another 40% were the lowest level, “confidential”, while the rest were unclassified. In brief, it was not all that secret.[2]
    Most of the revelations so far have been unspectacular. In Germany the revelations led to the removal of a prominent young FDP politician close to Guido Westerwelle who apparently liked to talk too much to his counterpart at the US Embassy. The revelations about Russian politics, that a US Embassy official refers to Putin and Medvedev as “Batman and Robin,” tells more about the cultural level of current US State Department personnel than it does about internal Russian politics.
    But for anyone who has studied the craft of intelligence and of disinformation, a clear pattern emerges in the Wikileaks drama. The focus is put on select US geopolitical targets, appearing as Hillary Clinton put it “to justify US sanctions against Iran.” They claim North Korea with China’s granting of free passage to Korean ships despite US State Department pleas, send dangerous missiles to Iran. Saudi Arabia’s ailing King Abdullah reportedly called Iran’s President a Hitler.
    Excuse to police the Internet?
    What is emerging from all the sound and Wikileaks fury in Washington is that the entire scandal is serving to advance a long-standing Obama and Bush agenda of policing the until-now free Internet. Already the US Government has shut the Wikileaks server in the United States though no identifiable US law has been broken.
    The process of policing the Web was well underway before the current leaks scandal. In 2009 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller and Republican Olympia Snowe introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (S.773). It would give the President unlimited power to disconnect private-sector computers from the internet. The bill “would allow the president to ‘declare a cyber-security emergency’ relating to ‘non-governmental’ computer networks and do what’s necessary to respond to the threat.” We can expect that now this controversial piece of legislation will get top priority when a new Republican House and the Senate convene in January.
    The US Department of Homeland Security, an agency created in the political hysteria following 9/11 2001 that has been compared to the Gestapo, has already begun policing the Internet. They are quietly seizing and shutting down internet websites (web domains) without due process or a proper trial. DHS simply seizes web domains that it wants to and posts an ominous “Department of Justice” logo on the web site. See an example at http://torrent-finder.com. Over 75 websites were seized and shut in a recent week. Right now, their focus is websites that they claim “violate copyrights,” yet the torrent-finder.com website that was seized by DHS contained no copyrighted content whatsoever. It was merely a search engine website that linked to destinations where people could access copyrighted content. Step by careful step freedom of speech can be taken away.

    Oil prices highest in two years, pushing closer to $100


     

    JNN 28 Dec 2010 : Global oil prices are pushing closer to $100 a barrel as the cold weather around the world has raised demand.

    Benchmark Brent crude closed 48 cents down at more than $93 on Friday after hitting nearly $95 earlier in the day, the highest level since October 2008.

    The rally in Brent crude is partly due to the severe cold snap in Europe, with more freezing temperatures and snow predicted in parts of Europe over the weekend expected to boost fuel demand.

    Meanwhile, a group of OPEC ministers is scheduled to meet in Egypt this weekend to discuss oil production and prices, but analysts predict more gains for oil prices in the coming week.

    “The reality is that the growth of emerging markets is driving up oil prices, but oil prices are not restraining emerging economies in any significant way,” Reuters quoted Sara Johnson, senior research director of global economics at IHS Global Insights in Lexington, Massachusetts, as saying.

    Higher prices can reduce demand and boost production costs, but the impact will not be that great as many countries have fuel subsidies, which ease manufacturing, transportation, and consumer costs, she stated.

     

    Solar-powered plane breaks all previous world records


    JNN 28 Dec 2010 : A solar-powered aircraft breaks the world record for the longest time spent in the air after flying aloft for fourteen days.

    A solar-powered pilotless plane which was built in the UK has been recognized as having smashed the world record for the longest time spent in the air by an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) after staying aloft for two weeks, reported The Independent on its website.

    The record-breaking flight took place in July over the US and has now been ratified by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), which governs air sports records.

    The 50kg craft remained airborne for 14 days, 22 minutes and 8 seconds — 11 times longer than the previous record.

    Potential uses for the aircraft, which is built by defense technology company Qinetiq, include the long-distance tracking of hijacked ships and aerial monitoring of forest fires.

    Chris Kelleher, chief designer, said: “This aircraft can help track pirates off the Horn of Africa and also ensure that soldiers’ communications remain unaffected when fighting in mountainous or hilly terrain.”

    Solar panels power the aircraft and charge lithium batteries which keep it flying at night.

    Saudia Arabia's future Unknown


     

    JNN 28 Dec 2010 : Rex mortuus est, vivat rex! The king is dead; long live the king! For thousands of years, in monarchies across the globe, that phrase has heralded the end of one era and the beginning of another.

    It is difficult for people in democracies, who elect a new chief executive every few years, to appreciate the true import of those words. But in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s few remaining absolute monarchies, a new king is in the process of being ushered into office while his predecessor remains very much alive. And despite the ambiguity of the situation, whoever eventually occupies the Saudi throne will dramatically affect not only the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), but the entire Mideast. 

    In order to fully grasp the situation, we must first understand the Saudi system of succession, which is somewhat different from that of most monarchies. Many of us are familiar with the law of primogeniture, on which the succession of most monarchs is based. According to that law, when a king dies, his eldest son inherits the throne and if that son dies without issue, the king’s next oldest son inherits and so forth. 

    The Saudi monarchy, however, operates in a different manner. In the Kingdom, the order of succession (which is determined within and by the House of Saud), has been, so far, limited to the sons of the dynasty’s original founder, Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, who established the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. Since his death in 1953, five of his sons, Saud, Faisal, Khalid, Fahd and Abdullah have, in turn, occupied the throne. Thus, to date, no one but Ibn Saud and his sons has yet been king. 

    Upon the death of King Fahd and the ascension to the throne of the present monarch, King Abdullah (in 2005), their younger brother, Sultan became heir apparent or crown prince. At 82 years of age, Prince Sultan is not much younger than the 86-year-old king. And considering the fact that the prince is believed to be suffering from cancer (in 2004 he was diagnosed with colon cancer), there is no guarantee that he will ever rule. 

    Of Abdul Aziz’s many sons, 20 are still alive, so King Abdullah and Prince Sultan have 18 brothers. Most of them, however, are either too old to rule, or lack the experience to do so, which leaves only two brothers, who are considered eligible. They are 77-year-old Nayef and 71-year-old Salman. 

    And that brings us to the controversy surrounding Prince Nayef. As the second in line after the ailing crown prince, Nayef, who now serves as Second Deputy Prime Minister (and since 1975, as Minister of the Interior), is believed by many to be the one, who will eventually occupy the Saudi throne. But unlike the moderate Abdullah, Nayef is known to be a pro-Wahhabist and one of the most conservative members of the royal family – which has given many of the more tolerant elements in the Mideast cause for worry. 

    In fact, according to a 2003 New York Times article, the Minister of the Interior’s promotion of extremist elements in the past was sufficiently extensive to sound the alarm in Washington and prompt US Senator Charles E. Schumer (Democrat of New York) to write a letter to then Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar, asking that Nayef be removed from office due to his “well-documented history of suborning terrorist financing and ignoring the evidence when it comes to investigating terrorist attacks on Americans.” 

    If those, in the inner political circles are to be believed, the ‘leopard has not changed his spots.’ As a diplomat, well-acquainted with the inner workings of the Kingdom, who preferred (for obvious reasons) to remain anonymous, recently observed, “He (Nayef) is a conservative who will give more rope to the religious establishment than any of his brothers would,” which, if true, bodes ill for internal reforms and foreign relations, alike. 

    Moreover, Abdullah’s ongoing reforms aimed at solving the country’s unemployment problems and curbing extremism by improving education, making it easier for women to work and retraining sharia judges, will probably be abandoned. 

    Those reform programs appear to have already given the economy a jump-start. According to an article on the NASDAQ website, they have “opened up sectors of the economy previously barred to private investors, led to the privatization of some big state companies and included development of the capital markets.” 

    Such improvements will most likely be stopped in their tracks if Nayef becomes king, because the prince has, since his appointment as interior minister, 35 years ago, gained a reputation for maintaining close ties with Wahhabists (a powerful group of religious extremists), who are strongly opposed to such changes. And as author Steffen Hertog, who wrote a book about Saudi internal politics, titledPrinces, Brokers and Bureaucrats, pointed out, Nayef has already obstructed some (economic) reforms in his role as Interior Minister. 

    Nevertheless, there is little doubt that he will be the next king. “It looks more plausible than not that Nayef will become the crown prince after Abdullah dies and he is already taking more control in the day-to-day running of the kingdom,” Hertog observed. 

    Institute for (Persian) Gulf Affairs (IGA) Director, Ali al-Ahmad, agrees. In a recent interview with Press TV, he said, “It is true that a name, Crown Prince Sultan, for example, is in Riyadh, but he is not meeting people and he is not issuing policy.” 

    “It is the third man, Nayef, who is traveling and attending Arab Countries’ on the (Persian) Gulf meetings … He is the one, who is issuing policy and orders.” 

    The official went on to explain that Abdullah, due to his age and infirmities (caused by his recent surgery), is out of the picture, and there are strong doubts as to whether Sultan, who is also elderly and suffers from poor health, will ever ascend the throne. So that leaves Nayef, who is actually running the country. Ahmed went on to say that he believes the prince will use the present circumstances to “spread his power and influence to make sure that he becomes the king of Saudi Arabia,” possibly, within a matter of months. 

    But what will happen when – and if – this pro-Wahhabi prince actually does become king? 

    Well, firstly, it will probably help strengthen the monarchy and the House of Saud among conservative Saudi elements. Within the past decades, the royal family has, on various occasions, drawn criticism from Sunni conservatives – not only for the excess of some of its members, but for attempts by several of its monarchs to introduce modernization and tolerance. 

    Therefore, since much of the dynasty’s raison d’etre stems from its affiliation with Wahhabism and its role as the guardian of Sunni orthodoxy, a conservative, pro-Wahhabi king would, in the eyes of many Saudis, exonerate the House of Saud and entrench it more firmly than ever. 

    At the same time, Nayef at the governmental helm would only serve to dash the hopes of both the country’s women and its Shia population. Shias, a long-suppressed minority in Saudi Arabia, could most likely anticipate further suppression – possibly to the point of persecution. And this treatment would be based on the prevalent political climate at a given time. If the Kingdom were embroiled in a conflict with Shias in another country, Shias in Saudi Arabia would probably feel the effects in a new wave of suppression and/or persecution. 

    As far as Saudi women are concerned, the meager gains they have made du

    ring Abdullah’s reign would most likely be forfeited. What else could they expect from a ruler, who, according to The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (a US think tank), publicly stated a month after King Abdullah’s announced appointment of the first female deputy minister, that he saw no need for either elections or female members of parliament? 

    It might be mentioned at this point that Saudi Arabia, as an absolute monarchy, does not even possess a parliament. Instead it has a consultative ‘Shura Council,’ which is made up of exclusively male members appointed by the king. And the closest thing the Kingdom has ever had to elections, was a series of limited polls (for male participants, only), held in 2005 for some municipal councils. 

    An ultra-conservative on the throne of the world’s biggest oil producer will also undoubtedly affect the country’s foreign relations, which will be felt first – and most strongly – throughout the already precarious Middle East. For starters, we can probably anticipate further Saudi interference in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, three countries, in which Shias have gained a foothold. 

    On the other hand, there is a possibility that none of these scenarios will pan out. Despite Nayef’s hard-line reputation, historians say that Saudi leaders have always been pragmatists in their actual dealings, giving stability priority over ideology. 

    And according to Hertog, Nayef’s conservatism is overstated. “As king you have to take different policy positions than as interior minister,” the expert said, “because you have a different constituency.” He went on to explain that Nayef’s opposition to reform “might have been due to security concerns and bureaucratic infighting rather than an ideological dispute.” 

    There is a basis for such reasoning. Saudi Arabia is vulnerable security-wise, as assassinations and terrorist attempts in the past have demonstrated. And the rivalry and rifts within the royal family are well-known. 

    So what will actually happen when Saudi Arabia gains a new king? We can only guess.

     

    Saudia Arabia’s future Unknown


     

    JNN 28 Dec 2010 : Rex mortuus est, vivat rex! The king is dead; long live the king! For thousands of years, in monarchies across the globe, that phrase has heralded the end of one era and the beginning of another.

    It is difficult for people in democracies, who elect a new chief executive every few years, to appreciate the true import of those words. But in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s few remaining absolute monarchies, a new king is in the process of being ushered into office while his predecessor remains very much alive. And despite the ambiguity of the situation, whoever eventually occupies the Saudi throne will dramatically affect not only the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), but the entire Mideast. 

    In order to fully grasp the situation, we must first understand the Saudi system of succession, which is somewhat different from that of most monarchies. Many of us are familiar with the law of primogeniture, on which the succession of most monarchs is based. According to that law, when a king dies, his eldest son inherits the throne and if that son dies without issue, the king’s next oldest son inherits and so forth. 

    The Saudi monarchy, however, operates in a different manner. In the Kingdom, the order of succession (which is determined within and by the House of Saud), has been, so far, limited to the sons of the dynasty’s original founder, Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, who established the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. Since his death in 1953, five of his sons, Saud, Faisal, Khalid, Fahd and Abdullah have, in turn, occupied the throne. Thus, to date, no one but Ibn Saud and his sons has yet been king. 

    Upon the death of King Fahd and the ascension to the throne of the present monarch, King Abdullah (in 2005), their younger brother, Sultan became heir apparent or crown prince. At 82 years of age, Prince Sultan is not much younger than the 86-year-old king. And considering the fact that the prince is believed to be suffering from cancer (in 2004 he was diagnosed with colon cancer), there is no guarantee that he will ever rule. 

    Of Abdul Aziz’s many sons, 20 are still alive, so King Abdullah and Prince Sultan have 18 brothers. Most of them, however, are either too old to rule, or lack the experience to do so, which leaves only two brothers, who are considered eligible. They are 77-year-old Nayef and 71-year-old Salman. 

    And that brings us to the controversy surrounding Prince Nayef. As the second in line after the ailing crown prince, Nayef, who now serves as Second Deputy Prime Minister (and since 1975, as Minister of the Interior), is believed by many to be the one, who will eventually occupy the Saudi throne. But unlike the moderate Abdullah, Nayef is known to be a pro-Wahhabist and one of the most conservative members of the royal family – which has given many of the more tolerant elements in the Mideast cause for worry. 

    In fact, according to a 2003 New York Times article, the Minister of the Interior’s promotion of extremist elements in the past was sufficiently extensive to sound the alarm in Washington and prompt US Senator Charles E. Schumer (Democrat of New York) to write a letter to then Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar, asking that Nayef be removed from office due to his “well-documented history of suborning terrorist financing and ignoring the evidence when it comes to investigating terrorist attacks on Americans.” 

    If those, in the inner political circles are to be believed, the ‘leopard has not changed his spots.’ As a diplomat, well-acquainted with the inner workings of the Kingdom, who preferred (for obvious reasons) to remain anonymous, recently observed, “He (Nayef) is a conservative who will give more rope to the religious establishment than any of his brothers would,” which, if true, bodes ill for internal reforms and foreign relations, alike. 

    Moreover, Abdullah’s ongoing reforms aimed at solving the country’s unemployment problems and curbing extremism by improving education, making it easier for women to work and retraining sharia judges, will probably be abandoned. 

    Those reform programs appear to have already given the economy a jump-start. According to an article on the NASDAQ website, they have “opened up sectors of the economy previously barred to private investors, led to the privatization of some big state companies and included development of the capital markets.” 

    Such improvements will most likely be stopped in their tracks if Nayef becomes king, because the prince has, since his appointment as interior minister, 35 years ago, gained a reputation for maintaining close ties with Wahhabists (a powerful group of religious extremists), who are strongly opposed to such changes. And as author Steffen Hertog, who wrote a book about Saudi internal politics, titledPrinces, Brokers and Bureaucrats, pointed out, Nayef has already obstructed some (economic) reforms in his role as Interior Minister. 

    Nevertheless, there is little doubt that he will be the next king. “It looks more plausible than not that Nayef will become the crown prince after Abdullah dies and he is already taking more control in the day-to-day running of the kingdom,” Hertog observed. 

    Institute for (Persian) Gulf Affairs (IGA) Director, Ali al-Ahmad, agrees. In a recent interview with Press TV, he said, “It is true that a name, Crown Prince Sultan, for example, is in Riyadh, but he is not meeting people and he is not issuing policy.” 

    “It is the third man, Nayef, who is traveling and attending Arab Countries’ on the (Persian) Gulf meetings … He is the one, who is issuing policy and orders.” 

    The official went on to explain that Abdullah, due to his age and infirmities (caused by his recent surgery), is out of the picture, and there are strong doubts as to whether Sultan, who is also elderly and suffers from poor health, will ever ascend the throne. So that leaves Nayef, who is actually running the country. Ahmed went on to say that he believes the prince will use the present circumstances to “spread his power and influence to make sure that he becomes the king of Saudi Arabia,” possibly, within a matter of months. 

    But what will happen when – and if – this pro-Wahhabi prince actually does become king? 

    Well, firstly, it will probably help strengthen the monarchy and the House of Saud among conservative Saudi elements. Within the past decades, the royal family has, on various occasions, drawn criticism from Sunni conservatives – not only for the excess of some of its members, but for attempts by several of its monarchs to introduce modernization and tolerance. 

    Therefore, since much of the dynasty’s raison d’etre stems from its affiliation with Wahhabism and its role as the guardian of Sunni orthodoxy, a conservative, pro-Wahhabi king would, in the eyes of many Saudis, exonerate the House of Saud and entrench it more firmly than ever. 

    At the same time, Nayef at the governmental helm would only serve to dash the hopes of both the country’s women and its Shia population. Shias, a long-suppressed minority in Saudi Arabia, could most likely anticipate further suppression – possibly to the point of persecution. And this treatment would be based on the prevalent political climate at a given time. If the Kingdom were embroiled in a conflict with Shias in another country, Shias in Saudi Arabia would probably feel the effects in a new wave of suppression and/or persecution. 

    As far as Saudi women are concerned, the meager gains they have made during Abdullah’s reign would most likely be forfeited. What else could they expect from a ruler, who, according to The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (a US think tank), publicly stated a month after King Abdullah’s announced appointment of the first female deputy minister, that he saw no need for either elections or female members of parliament? 

    It might be mentioned at this point that Saudi Arabia, as an absolute monarchy, does not even possess a parliament. Instead it has a consultative ‘Shura Council,’ which is made up of exclusively male members appointed by the king. And the closest thing the Kingdom has ever had to elections, was a series of limited polls (for male participants, only), held in 2005 for some municipal councils. 

    An ultra-conservative on the throne of the world’s biggest oil producer will also undoubtedly affect the country’s foreign relations, which will be felt first – and most strongly – throughout the already precarious Middle East. For starters, we can probably anticipate further Saudi interference in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, three countries, in which Shias have gained a foothold. 

    On the other hand, there is a possibility that none of these scenarios will pan out. Despite Nayef’s hard-line reputation, historians say that Saudi leaders have always been pragmatists in their actual dealings, giving stability priority over ideology. 

    And according to Hertog, Nayef’s conservatism is overstated. “As king you have to take different policy positions than as interior minister,” the expert said, “because you have a different constituency.” He went on to explain that Nayef’s opposition to reform “might have been due to security concerns and bureaucratic infighting rather than an ideological dispute.” 

    There is a basis for such reasoning. Saudi Arabia is vulnerable security-wise, as assassinations and terrorist attempts in the past have demonstrated. And the rivalry and rifts within the royal family are well-known. 

    So what will actually happen when Saudi Arabia gains a new king? We can only guess.

     

    Press Conference by Families of Kidnapped Shia Youth , while Petition also filed in High Court for their recovery


    JNN 26 Dec 2010 Karachi : The 10 families of the Shia Youth kidnapped in the last week conducted a Press conference at Karachi Press Club .

    The families of the Kidnapped Shia Youth which have been illegally kidnapped by the law enforcement agencies , just after the Ashura and in th corresponding week , have appealed to take a suo moto action for the recovery from the  illegal confinement of there Sons , Brothers & Husbands from the law enforcement agencies , who were picked up in raids , from different areas of Karachi.

    As per details by our correspondent , these shia youth were picked by the Law enforcement agencies from Jaffar-e-Tayyar, North Karachi, Federal B area Cant Station and Orangi Town. And the families of the Kidnapped Youth have also recieved threats from the law enforcement agencies that if they report these Kidnapping to the press or any other Institution then there Relatives will be Killed In false Police encounters .

    The names and location  of these Kidnapped Shia Youth is as Follows :

    Husnain Abbas, resident of Orangi town, Two brothers Tanveer Abbas and Mazher Abbas, resident of Sector 10 North Karachi, Pervez Zaidi, resident of Orangi town no 10, Sikander and Jhangir, resident of North Karachi 11-D they were arrested from Cantt area, Abrar and Ali Mehdi, resident of Jaffer Tayyer, Rafat Abbas alias Mesum and Komail, both were the resident of F. B area.

    These Family members also told the Media Members that during these illegal raids on there houses and other places , when the other family members offered resistance on the Kidnapping of their  loved ones ,then they were also man handled, as a result of this some of the family members are still on treatment by Local  Hospitals.

    They all also added that Shia community itself is being victim of the Target Killing , and Bomb attacks , while no criminal have been brought to the book to do justice , still the criminal and perpetrators of Ashura Blast in Karachi , Chehlum Blasts in Karachi, Master Minds of  Youm e Ali Suicide attack in Lahore , and Quds Rally in Quetta are roaming free, and instead of nabbing the criminal, above all the Innocent Shia Youth are being Kidnapped in raids by the law enforcement agencies, which is nothing ,but pushing the Innocent Shia community to the wall.

    Two different petitions were also filed in the Sindh High court for the recovery of the Kidnapped Shia youth , in which the  Sindh High Court on Friday issued notices to the secretaries of the defence and interior ministries, the home secretary and the IG Sindh on petitions against the illegal detention of five persons picked up from different areas of Karachi.

    Syeda Anis Fatima submitted that her son Syed Pervaiz Ali Zaidi along with his cousin, Sikandar Ali Rizvi, and  Jehangir were picked up by personnel of law enforcement agencies from the Cantt Station on December 12.

    She submitted that Zaidi had arrived in Karachi by train and Rizvi along with his wife, Sahar, and a friend, Jehangir, had gone to the railway station to receive him. The petitioner submitted that the LEA personnel arrested them at the railway station and later they released Sahar at the residence of her sister in Nagan Chowrangi, New Karachi area, and took others to an undisclosed location.

    In another petition, Syed Jaffer Hussain has challenged the illegal detention of his son and son-in-law by law enforcement agencies. The petitioner submitted that police and other law enforces raided his house in Malir on December 19 and took away his son, Syed Ali Mehdi, and Syed Abrar Ahmed. He said that the whereabouts of the detainees were still unknown as they were not produced before any court of law.

    A SHC division bench headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, after conducting a preliminary hearing of the petitions, issued notices to the advocate general of Sindh, the deputy attorney general and others, and directed them to file comments along with supporting affidavits. The next hearing of the cases will be held on January 10.

    Later the family members also appealed to Chief Justice of Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister of Pakistan Yusuf Raza Gilani and Interior minister of Sindh to recover these men who allegedly detain by the law enforcement agencies and take stern action against the law enforcement agencies who conducted the raids in the houses without any search warrants.


    Shian e Haider e Karrar sign of Pakistan's Integeration


    JNN 26 Dec : The Shia Community which has been targeted killed tortured and victimized since last 1400 years by the tyrant rulers , and at present  specially in Pakistan  for the last 30 years , the community is facing hardships of Target Killing , Bomb Blasts & Suicide attacks on them , which was the result of the Government sponsored Terrorist Organisations like Sipah e Sahaba, Tehrik e Taliban, Lashkar e Jhangvi, Jundullah, Lashkar e Taiba, Jaish e Mohd and others, which were created by the Most Elite agencies of Pakistan , funded by Saudia Arabia , and other Wahabi states of the Middle Eastern Countries, and was planned by American and western Countries , To malign the Integerity of Muslims and to defame Islam, as it is the Highly growing religion of the world  and Muslims have become the most Powerful Nations of the world, as the Iranian Revolution which has taken the Muslims of the world by surprise and its Positive effects can be  felt around the World .

    And Due to successes of the Irani Revolution and its popularity in the masses World and specially in the Muslim World , Americans and its European allies were afraid of a new power rising in the Most Prosperous region of the World , which is Rich in resources and Infra Structure and as also holds the 80% of the World resources , So a Evil game was planned to Divide and rule the World , and the cunning Perpetrators of this Evil plan , planned in such a way that they can execute there Plan , without investing a single penny in it , by using even the Money and the Men also of the same region, so they can save there Men and Money both , which will be an all Win Win situation for them . 

    So in this Regard Saudi Wahabi Dictators  who were already  illegally  usurped the powers and were ruling by crushing there own poor shia population , which are the real in habitants of the oil rich area’s of Saudi Arabia , so they were threatened by the US administration , and shown the picture , of there evil doings that , as the Irani Revolution is sweeping the region by storm , and as the Irani revolution is led by Shia sect of the Muslims , so if they do not fund the US plan to counter the Irani Revolution , then there Monarchy may even be wound up , as if this revolution goes ahead , then it may reach there land also , and as a result of this , Saudi Arabia funded the American Plan heavily , as they were well aware of there evil doings , and usurpation of the just rights of the local People . The same Plan was kept infront of the other Monarchies of the region like UAE, and others , and they all agreed to the American game Plan , and even funded the plan very heavily, and thus as a result of all this plan , a Pakistani local tribal belt was targeted to fund and raise the mercenaries in the name of Islam , and as the fund were given by the Wahabi Saudi Ruler and their allies UAE rulers , who were Basically all Wahabi fundamentalist, so this New mercenaries force namely Taliban was created , which has the only agenda on there list to Protect the Interest of there American Masters and there Saudi Fund Raisers .

    As a result of that they started their Hatred Mission against Irani Revolution, and as it was hard for them to counter Iran , so they started Harrasing and Killing Irani sympathizer  , and the Main victim of that was Shia Population of Pakistan , as they belong to the same sect of Iran , and they were also the sympathizer of the Irani Revolution. This Killing was not even countered by any Law enforcement agency of Pakistan, rather this band of terrorist was patronized by the official and Establishment of the country , as the Head of the state Gen Zia ul Haq , who was enjoying  all the privileges of this war , which was on the Home ground , and all the Funds were flowing through him , and he was the one who was controlling the Flow of funds , with an option to utilize and personalize , as much as he wants for him self, and with in his reign , He even ditched the Establishment and the Armed forces of Pakistan, who became the part and parcel of his plan.

    All the Evil plans end up with disasters and are never beneficial for any body , even the Devil know that his all plans and all his misdoing will still lead him to hell and not heaven , so he wants to take the most population of this world with him in revenge of his own catastrophe.

    So the same went here the people who dug a hole for  others , have now fallen themselves in the same hole , The Taliban who were created and funded to counter the Iran and its revolution, are now the biggest threat for the survival of Pakistan itself , They are still being heavily funded by the same Wahabi Saudi and UAE Rulers , But their leash is in the hands of Americans directly , and not in the hands of Pakistani Armed forces, as now they are even openly challenging there previous Masters and trainers , and encountering them at all levels.The Attack at GHQ Rawalpindi , Attack at Parade Lane Mosque In Islamabad, Several other Military and sensitive Installations and offices of the Law enforcement agencies  shows the clearly the intentions and Motives of Pakistan , while in these terrorists Organisation in their statements openly claim that they are working for the disintegration of Pakistan.

    The Present Top Brass of the Armed Forces should take some urgent and corrective measures to save Pakistan . Because if they still act Naive like their predecessors then they should be ready to be Hanged in Public , as if these terrorist win they will do it , as written in the books of history, Or by chance if  the People of Pakistan rise and shine to sacrifice their lives in the line of duty to clear this mess of terrorism , and start encountering and send these terrorist to their Homeland in hell  , then even this Public and the Masses of Pakistan will even do the same , for the negligence and corruption done by them.

    So Now each and every loyal citizen of Pakistan knows that the Shia Community which gave there lives to save Islam , are also the Most Loyal citizens of Pakistan , the enemies of Shian e Haider Karar , are also the enemies of Pakistan.

    As now that have been Proven that the Shia Community and Pakistan , has a common enemy so now the loyal Pakistani think tanks should give it a thought that This community which has laid thousand of life for Pakistan, and still the Most Loyal community of Pakistan should be kept in the fore front and given a chance to upgrade and elevate  Pakistan.

    Long live Pakistan

    Ya Ali Madad

    Shian e Haider e Karrar sign of Pakistan’s Integeration


    JNN 26 Dec : The Shia Community which has been targeted killed tortured and victimized since last 1400 years by the tyrant rulers , and at present  specially in Pakistan  for the last 30 years , the community is facing hardships of Target Killing , Bomb Blasts & Suicide attacks on them , which was the result of the Government sponsored Terrorist Organisations like Sipah e Sahaba, Tehrik e Taliban, Lashkar e Jhangvi, Jundullah, Lashkar e Taiba, Jaish e Mohd and others, which were created by the Most Elite agencies of Pakistan , funded by Saudia Arabia , and other Wahabi states of the Middle Eastern Countries, and was planned by American and western Countries , To malign the Integerity of Muslims and to defame Islam, as it is the Highly growing religion of the world  and Muslims have become the most Powerful Nations of the world, as the Iranian Revolution which has taken the Muslims of the world by surprise and its Positive effects can be  felt around the World .

    And Due to successes of the Irani Revolution and its popularity in the masses World and specially in the Muslim World , Americans and its European allies were afraid of a new power rising in the Most Prosperous region of the World , which is Rich in resources and Infra Structure and as also holds the 80% of the World resources , So a Evil game was planned to Divide and rule the World , and the cunning Perpetrators of this Evil plan , planned in such a way that they can execute there Plan , without investing a single penny in it , by using even the Money and the Men also of the same region, so they can save there Men and Money both , which will be an all Win Win situation for them . 

    So in this Regard Saudi Wahabi Dictators  who were already  illegally  usurped the powers and were ruling by crushing there own poor shia population , which are the real in habitants of the oil rich area’s of Saudi Arabia , so they were threatened by the US administration , and shown the picture , of there evil doings that , as the Irani Revolution is sweeping the region by storm , and as the Irani revolution is led by Shia sect of the Muslims , so if they do not fund the US plan to counter the Irani Revolution , then there Monarchy may even be wound up , as if this revolution goes ahead , then it may reach there land also , and as a result of this , Saudi Arabia funded the American Plan heavily , as they were well aware of there evil doings , and usurpation of the just rights of the local People . The same Plan was kept infront of the other Monarchies of the region like UAE, and others , and they all agreed to the American game Plan , and even funded the plan very heavily, and thus as a result of all this plan , a Pakistani local tribal belt was targeted to fund and raise the mercenaries in the name of Islam , and as the fund were given by the Wahabi Saudi Ruler and their allies UAE rulers , who were Basically all Wahabi fundamentalist, so this New mercenaries force namely Taliban was created , which has the only agenda on there list to Protect the Interest of there American Masters and there Saudi Fund Raisers .

    As a result of that they started their Hatred Mission against Irani Revolution, and as it was hard for them to counter Iran , so they started Harrasing and Killing Irani sympathizer  , and the Main victim of that was Shia Population of Pakistan , as they belong to the same sect of Iran , and they were also the sympathizer of the Irani Revolution. This Killing was not even countered by any Law enforcement agency of Pakistan, rather this band of terrorist was patronized by the official and Establishment of the country , as the Head of the state Gen Zia ul Haq , who was enjoying  all the privileges of this war , which was on the Home ground , and all the Funds were flowing through him , and he was the one who was controlling the Flow of funds , with an option to utilize and personalize , as much as he wants for him self, and with in his reign , He even ditched the Establishment and the Armed forces of Pakistan, who became the part and parcel of his plan.

    All the Evil plans end up with disasters and are never beneficial for any body , even the Devil know that his all plans and all his misdoing will still lead him to hell and not heaven , so he wants to take the most population of this world with him in revenge of his own catastrophe.

    So the same went here the people who dug a hole for  others , have now fallen themselves in the same hole , The Taliban who were created and funded to counter the Iran and its revolution, are now the biggest threat for the survival of Pakistan itself , They are still being heavily funded by the same Wahabi Saudi and UAE Rulers , But their leash is in the hands of Americans directly , and not in the hands of Pakistani Armed forces, as now they are even openly challenging there previous Masters and trainers , and encountering them at all levels.The Attack at GHQ Rawalpindi , Attack at Parade Lane Mosque In Islamabad, Several other Military and sensitive Installations and offices of the Law enforcement agencies  shows the clearly the intentions and Motives of Pakistan , while in these terrorists Organisation in their statements openly claim that they are working for the disintegration of Pakistan.

    The Present Top Brass of the Armed Forces should take some urgent and corrective measures to save Pakistan . Because if they still act Naive like their predecessors then they should be ready to be Hanged in Public , as if these terrorist win they will do it , as written in the books of history, Or by chance if  the People of Pakistan rise and shine to sacrifice their lives in the line of duty to clear this mess of terrorism , and start encountering and send these terrorist to their Homeland in hell  , then even this Public and the Masses of Pakistan will even do the same , for the negligence and corruption done by them.

    So Now each and every loyal citizen of Pakistan knows that the Shia Community which gave there lives to save Islam , are also the Most Loyal citizens of Pakistan , the enemies of Shian e Haider Karar , are also the enemies of Pakistan.

    As now that have been Proven that the Shia Community and Pakistan , has a common enemy so now the loyal Pakistani think tanks should give it a thought that This community which has laid thousand of life for Pakistan, and still the Most Loyal community of Pakistan should be kept in the fore front and given a chance to upgrade and elevate  Pakistan.

    Long live Pakistan

    Ya Ali Madad

    We must act now to prevent another Hiroshima – or worse


    JNN 25 Dec 2010 : American leaders not only have abandoned existing treaty restraints but also have asserted plans to test and develop new weapons, including Anti-Ballistic missiles, the earth-penetrating ‘bunker buster’ and perhaps some new ‘small’ bombs.

    Current US nuclear weapons policy is immoral, illegal, unnecessary and dreadfully dangerous, which create unacceptable risks to other nations of the world.

    The recent 65th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki prompts only the most somber reflection and most fervent hope that the same crime may never be repeated. In the subsequent 65 years, those bombings have haunted the world’s imagination but not so much as to curb the development and spread of infinitely more lethal weapons of mass destruction.

    A related concern, discussed in technical literature well before 11 September 2001, is that nuclear weapons may sooner or later fall into the hands of the so-called terrorist groups. US military expenditures approximate those of the rest of the world combined, while arms sales by 38 North American companies account for more than 60 per cent of the world total which has risen 25 per cent since 2002.

    There have been efforts to strengthen the thin thread on which survival hangs. The most important is the nuclear NPT, which came into force in 1970. The regular Seven-year review conference of the NPT took place at the United Nations.

    The NPT has been facing collapse, primarily because of the failure of the nuclear states to live up to their obligation under Article VI to pursue “good faith” efforts to eliminate all nuclear weapons. The United States has led the way in refusal to abide by the Article VI obligations. Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency emphasizes that “reluctance by one party to fulfill its obligations breeds reluctance in others”.

    Former President Jimmy Carter blasted the United States as “the major culprit in the erosion of the NPT. While claiming to be protecting the world from proliferation threats, American leaders not only have abandoned existing treaty restraints but also have asserted plans to test and develop new weapons, including Anti-Ballistic missiles, and perhaps some new ‘small’ atomic bombs. They also have abandoned past pledges and now threaten first use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states”. Current US nuclear weapons policy is immoral, illegal, unnecessary and dreadfully dangerous, which create unacceptable risks to other nations of the world.

    The Washington leadership put aside non-proliferation programs and devoted its energies and resources to driving the country to war by extraordinary deceit, then tried to manage the catastrophe it created in Iraq.

    Peter Bergen, a US terrorism specialist, says in The Boston Globe that “the President is right that Iraq is a main front in the war on terrorism, but this is a front American leaders created”.

    It is a critical era, in the United States, because of Washington’s primary role in accelerating the race to destruction by extending its historically unique military dominance, and in the UK too, which goes along with the US as its sincere loyalist ally. (By Noam Chomsky, a professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a US critic)

    Activists to launch anti-Israeli ads in US


    JNN 25 Dec 2010 : A group of US peace activists have planned to launch a campaign to condemn the Zionist regime crimes against Palestinians and to protest Washington’s support for Tel Aviv.

    According to AFP, the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign decided to plaster anti-Israel ads on the sides of 12 local commuter buses starting Monday, on the third anniversary of the start of Israel’s war against the Gaza Strip.

    “Israeli war crimes: your tax dollars at work,” has been written on the buses with pictures of Palestinian children standing around a demolished building.

    The Zionist regime offensive against the coastal enclave, which began in December 2008, killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

    Seattle activist Ed Mast said he was protesting a 2007 promise by the United States to give 30 billion dollars in military aid to Israel over the next decade.

    Jundallah Chief Rigi nabbed in Pakistan


    JNN 25 Dec 2o1o : ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has arrested Abdul Rauf Rigi, the new chief of outlawed terrorist group Jundallah, said an Iranian news agency.

    According to the agency, Pakistani officials confirmed that Jundallah’s new chief has been arrested.

    It should be mentioned here Rigi took charge of the terrorist outfit after his elder brother Abdul Malik was hanged in Iran. He was arrested by Iranian intelligence forces in February 2010 and executed in June for 79 counts of crime, including armed robbery, bombing operations and armed attacks on police and civilians.

    On December 20, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on his counterpart Asif Ali Zardari to arrest “known” terrorists and extradite them to Iran.

    Zardari assured the Iranian president that Pakistan would not withhold any help in uprooting terrorism.

    The news agency did not disclose the location of Rigi’s arrest.

    Ecuador recognizes Palestinian Country


    JNN 25 Dec 2010 : The Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry has announced that this country’s government recognizes Palestine as a free and independent country.

    According to AFP, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, announcing that the Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, on Friday officially signed the document which recognizes Palestine as an independent and free country based on the year 1967 borders.

    This statement partly reads that Ecuador has made this decision to support the legal demand of the Palestinian nation for having an independent and free country, and this will play a fundamental and decisive role in the reconciliatory co-existence of Middle East’s regional countries through holding negotiations.

    Previously, Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia had recognized Palestine as an independent and free country based on the year 1967 borders.

    Meanwhile, Uruguay has also announced that it will adopt a similar decision in early 2011.

    Iran, Best model of Interaction among Religions


    JNN 25 Dec 2010 : Prelate of the Diocese of Lebanon Archbishop Aram Keshishian referred to the Islamic Iran on Friday as the best model of interaction among different religions in the world.

    According to IRNA, he made the remarks during a meeting with a group of managers and editors-in-chief of Iran’s major newspapers and news agencies who arrived in Beirut on Thursday on a week-long visit.

    Archbishop Keshishian said that followers of all divine religions, including Armenians, were living freely in Iran.

    Praising the way that Iran’s leadership and its government were treating Armenians in that country; the Archbishop said that Iranian Armenians even had two representatives in the country’s Parliament (Majlis).

    Condemning any type of sacrilege against values of divine religions, Archbishop Keshishian called on leaders of different religions to make more interactions to prevent any violation against religious values in the future.

    He also referred to the recent visit of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran to Lebanon noting that Tehran-Beirut ties were on the rise.

    Bin Laden possibly dead; US silent


    JNN 25 Dec 2010 : A former White House spokesman has lashed out at the US government for using ‘Osama bin Laden’ as a pretext to continue its occupation of Afghanistan.

    Suggesting bin Laden may be dead, ex-spokesman Robert Weiner and James Lewis, a US national security analyst at Robert Weiner Associates wrote “Since 2004, we have seen no new bin Laden videos.”

    The article published in The Washington Times last Thursday read

    “We’ve only heard audios. One video released in 2007 could be a compilation of older videos. So why does the intelligence community continue to support the impression that he’s alive?”

    The article read “Last week, al-Qaeda issued its annual Christmas threat to the United States, promising suicide bombings during the holidays. Here’s a better idea for a Christmas present from al-Qaeda: a video showing Osama bin Laden – or his grave.”

    The two analysts in their article said “Is bin Laden dead or alive? Nobody seems to know for sure, or, if anybody does, he isn’t saying. The White House’s Afghanistan-Pakistan review this month didn’t even mention him despite an ongoing, decade-long manhunt.”

    They also underlined that bin Laden is unlikely to be still alive due to his ill health.

    Female Suicide Bomber Kill More than 80 in Bajaur, Pakistan


    JNN 25 Dec 2010 : More than 80 were killed in a suicide bombing on a World Food Programme project and a series of helicopter raids against militant camps in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.

    A suicide bomber wearing a burqa, who some officials said was a woman, killed at least 43 people at a World Food Programme distribution point in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

    The blast occurred in Khar, the main town of lawless Bajaur tribal district, once a stronghold of Taliban militants who have carried out several bombings and suicide attacks in the area.

    Most of the victims belonged to the local Salarzai tribe which supported military action against the militants and formed a militia to force them from Bajaur.

    “At least 43 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in the suicide bombing,” top tribal administration official Zakir Hussain said.

    Separately, 40 militants were killed in Mohmand, another lawless tribal district, in a series of military raids, officials said.

    There were conflicting reports about the identity of the bomber in Khar with some officials saying the attacker was a woman, while others claimed a man disguised in a burqa was responsible.

    The bomber was intercepted at a checkpoint outside the ration distribution centre and the blast occurred during a search, Sohail Khan said.

    The deputy administrator of Khar, Tariq Khan, told AFP that the bombing was carried out by a woman. “It was a female suicide bomber,” he said.

    Tribal police officials Mubashir Khan and Munasib Khan also said the attacker was a woman, who resisted being searched and hurled a hand grenade at security guards at the checkpoint before triggering her bomb.

    “I was waiting to be searched in a queue at the checkpoint outside the ration point and heard a grenade explosion. People started running in panic and then a huge blast occurred,” tribesman Mushtaq Khan told AFP in hospital.

    Khan, who suffered injuries to his arm, said he saw many people lying on the ground in pools of blood amid a cloud of dust and smoke.

    Salarzai tribespeople had set up a vigilante force to evict militants from their area, but officials declined to comment when asked if they were the bomber’s intended target.

    A spokesman for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the bombing.

    “We carried out the suicide attack in Khar because these people had made a lashkar (tribal vigilante force) against us,” Azam Tariq told AFP in a telephone call.

    Bajaur is one of seven Pakistani tribal districts, which the United States considers the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda and among the most dangerous places on Earth.

    Security officials said they had been warned that two suicide bombers had entered Bajaur and would carry out attacks on December 22, but had changed their plans.

    The local administration imposed an indefinite curfew in Khar while security forces patrolled streets and launched a search, officials said.

    Doctor Mohammad Hafeez, head of the local state-run hospital, confirmed the death toll and said there were several women and children among the casualties.

    In a first foreign reaction, British junior foreign minister Alistair Burt said, “This appalling attack on innocent refugees is a cruel reminder of the indiscriminate aims of the terrorists and an example of why the world must work together to do all we can to confront a menace without boundaries.”

    In Mohmand, another tribal area, at least 40 militants were killed when helicopter gunships pounded their hideouts, officials said.

    “Since yesterday Pakistani security forces helped by helicopter gunships carried out raids on suspected militant hideouts and killed 40 militants,” Mohmand’s top administration official Amjad Ali Khan told AFP.

    Security forces had launched an operation in Baizai and Lakro villages following co-ordinated attacks on five checkposts on Friday in which 11 paramilitary soldiers and 24 militants were killed.

    Pakistan’s military first conducted operations in Bajaur in August 2008 and have repeatedly claimed to have eliminated the Islamist militant threat.

    Around 4,000 people have died in suicide and bomb attacks across Pakistan since government forces raided an extremist mosque in Islamabad in 2007. The attacks have been blamed on networks linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

    Days of 'Dollar's dominance are counted now


     

    JNN 23 Dec 2010 : Business analysts indicate that the US dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency and the standard currency could be soon coming to an end.

    This comes days after China and Russia decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade.

    “About trade settlement, we have decided to use our own currencies,” China Daily quoted Russian Premier Vladimir Putin as saying in a joint news conference with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

    The developments come as the two countries are accustomed to using the dollar and other Western currencies for bilateral trade. But the yuan has now started trading against the Russian ruble in the Chinese interbank market.

    China has also announced it will continue to allow more currencies to trade in the domestic interbank foreign-exchange market in the coming weeks.

    In addition, BusinessWeek has said in a recent report that Moscow and Beijing have also called for the dollar’s role in the financial system to be diluted.

    The decision comes days after China blasted a US decision to inject hundreds of billions of dollars into the US banking system.

    Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said Washington was ignoring its responsibility to support emerging economies.

    “The US has not fully taken into consideration the shock of excessive capital flows to the financial stability of emerging markets,” Zhu told reporters in Beijing in early November.

    The US Federal Reserve has announced plans to pump USD 600 billion into its economy by the end of June 2011.

    This is while China has continued to resist pressures from the US to raise the value of its yuan currency against the US dollar. Senior officials in Beijing say China will firmly stick to its own path for reforming the yuan.

    The currency debate has intensified tension between the US and China. Washington says China holds the yuan low so that Chinese goods can enjoy an artificial competitive edge.

    Relations between Beijing and Washington have been deteriorating over a number of issues, including the Pentagon arms sales to Taiwan.

     

    Days of ‘Dollar’s dominance are counted now


     

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    JNN 23 Dec 2010 : Business analysts indicate that the US dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency and the standard currency could be soon coming to an end.

    This comes days after China and Russia decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade.

    “About trade settlement, we have decided to use our own currencies,” China Daily quoted Russian Premier Vladimir Putin as saying in a joint news conference with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

    The developments come as the two countries are accustomed to using the dollar and other Western currencies for bilateral trade. But the yuan has now started trading against the Russian ruble in the Chinese interbank market.

    China has also announced it will continue to allow more currencies to trade in the domestic interbank foreign-exchange market in the coming weeks.

    In addition, BusinessWeek has said in a recent report that Moscow and Beijing have also called for the dollar’s role in the financial system to be diluted.

    The decision comes days after China blasted a US decision to inject hundreds of billions of dollars into the US banking system.

    Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said Washington was ignoring its responsibility to support emerging economies.

    “The US has not fully taken into consideration the shock of excessive capital flows to the financial stability of emerging markets,” Zhu told reporters in Beijing in early November.

    The US Federal Reserve has announced plans to pump USD 600 billion into its economy by the end of June 2011.

    This is while China has continued to resist pressures from the US to raise the value of its yuan currency against the US dollar. Senior officials in Beijing say China will firmly stick to its own path for reforming the yuan.

    The currency debate has intensified tension between the US and China. Washington says China holds the yuan low so that Chinese goods can enjoy an artificial competitive edge.

    Relations between Beijing and Washington have been deteriorating over a number of issues, including the Pentagon arms sales to Taiwan.

     

    Nine shia's from Parachinar injured in a attack on a Passenger Convoy by Taliban


    JNN 22 Dec 2010 Kurrum Agency : Civilian convey escorted by Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel’s was targeted by Terrorists of Taliban in Chapari Village of Lower Kurram.

    After so many weeks a Civilian passengers convey was announced by Commandant FC Col Tausef on Wednesday morning. Passengers from Parachinar Tehsil Upper Kurram traveled to Tehsil AliZai Lower Kurram covering 60 km without any fear & without convoy as this area is free of militants Taliban and controlled by Turi & Bangash tribes.

    Eye witnesses said that when the convey reached at AliZai Tehsil in Lower Kurram Security forces escorted the Civilians  Convoy to Provide them Security for just 30 km from AliZai Lower Kurram to Tehsil Thall of Distt Hangu.

    They added that that When Convey escorted by FC reached the Chapari Village near chapari checkpost in Lower Kurram at that Points ambushed militants opened fired on vehicles.

    But The drivers of Civilian convoy did not feared the firing and  without stopping the vehicles continued driving and due to the bravery of these drivers lives of dozens of People in the convoy remained safe but nine persons including children and women were injured while  one of the injured a bus  conductor is in critical condition. Eyewitness further told that when the civilian passenger convoy was attacked the security forces did not responded to the attack of the Terrorist Taliban , while they acted as silent spectator instead of taking action against the terrorists.

    Meanwhile emergency meeting of Tribal Elders Council held in headquarter of Kurram Agency in which representatives of six tribal participated. They declared the latest convoy attack as breach of the Muree agreement and termed it as  state sponsored terrorism against the lawful citizens of Kurram Agency.

    They council of Elders added  that two weeks ago ISPR issued a statement in newspapers that main Parachinar Thall Road is safe and open for passengers by ignoring the ground realities. Elders Council added that if the concerned road was 100% safe to travel then why the  escort was  arranged by FC even after so  many weeks so ISPR announcement, and if it was an ambush then why the terrorists were not counter attacked and brought to book , as deceiving innocent Shia Population  Parachinar is it self a crime.

    They further told that since April2007 for more than ten times official convey escorted by FC were targeted by militants Taliban in different occasions but all the time neither Security forces FC single soldier injured nor the FC official vehicle was damaged which creates questions that either Taliban are friendly to security forces FC.

    Elders added that in these mentioned attacks on convoys more than one hundred Turi and Bangash tribe men, women children were murdered, kidnapped , slaughtered and even burnt alive but FC was silent spectator instead of taking action against the attacking Terrorists.

    Elders council passed a combine resolution demanding Government to collect Rs.40Millions fine from the rival party according to Muree agreement signed by all the stake holders including government as it is mentioned in Muree agreement that whoever will attack on Road in Kurram Agency jurisdiction will be liable to pay the said fine while it has already been twice violated once in village Charkhel on July 17, 2010 &  on Wednesday Dec 22, 2010, they warned the Government , if the accord is not respected in letter and spirit then  they will not cooperate with government in any negotiations and talks.

    Nine shia’s from Parachinar injured in a attack on a Passenger Convoy by Taliban


    JNN 22 Dec 2010 Kurrum Agency : Civilian convey escorted by Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel’s was targeted by Terrorists of Taliban in Chapari Village of Lower Kurram.

    After so many weeks a Civilian passengers convey was announced by Commandant FC Col Tausef on Wednesday morning. Passengers from Parachinar Tehsil Upper Kurram traveled to Tehsil AliZai Lower Kurram covering 60 km without any fear & without convoy as this area is free of militants Taliban and controlled by Turi & Bangash tribes.

    Eye witnesses said that when the convey reached at AliZai Tehsil in Lower Kurram Security forces escorted the Civilians  Convoy to Provide them Security for just 30 km from AliZai Lower Kurram to Tehsil Thall of Distt Hangu.

    They added that that When Convey escorted by FC reached the Chapari Village near chapari checkpost in Lower Kurram at that Points ambushed militants opened fired on vehicles.

    But The drivers of Civilian convoy did not feared the firing and  without stopping the vehicles continued driving and due to the bravery of these drivers lives of dozens of People in the convoy remained safe but nine persons including children and women were injured while  one of the injured a bus  conductor is in critical condition. Eyewitness further told that when the civilian passenger convoy was attacked the security forces did not responded to the attack of the Terrorist Taliban , while they acted as silent spectator instead of taking action against the terrorists.

    Meanwhile emergency meeting of Tribal Elders Council held in headquarter of Kurram Agency in which representatives of six tribal participated. They declared the latest convoy attack as breach of the Muree agreement and termed it as  state sponsored terrorism against the lawful citizens of Kurram Agency.

    They council of Elders added  that two weeks ago ISPR issued a statement in newspapers that main Parachinar Thall Road is safe and open for passengers by ignoring the ground realities. Elders Council added that if the concerned road was 100% safe to travel then why the  escort was  arranged by FC even after so  many weeks so ISPR announcement, and if it was an ambush then why the terrorists were not counter attacked and brought to book , as deceiving innocent Shia Population  Parachinar is it self a crime.

    They further told that since April2007 for more than ten times official convey escorted by FC were targeted by militants Taliban in different occasions but all the time neither Security forces FC single soldier injured nor the FC official vehicle was damaged which creates questions that either Taliban are friendly to security forces FC.

    Elders added that in these mentioned attacks on convoys more than one hundred Turi and Bangash tribe men, women children were murdered, kidnapped , slaughtered and even burnt alive but FC was silent spectator instead of taking action against the attacking Terrorists.

    Elders council passed a combine resolution demanding Government to collect Rs.40Millions fine from the rival party according to Muree agreement signed by all the stake holders including government as it is mentioned in Muree agreement that whoever will attack on Road in Kurram Agency jurisdiction will be liable to pay the said fine while it has already been twice violated once in village Charkhel on July 17, 2010 &  on Wednesday Dec 22, 2010, they warned the Government , if the accord is not respected in letter and spirit then  they will not cooperate with government in any negotiations and talks.

    Terrorists Attack on Shia Seminary in Jamshoro Pakistan


    JNN 23 Dec 2010 : A Security guard was injured By firing in a attack by  Wahabi terrorists of Banned  SSP on Monday night at the seminary of Noted Shia cleric Maulana Haider Ali Jawadi within the limits of Jamshoro police station.

    The Wahabi terrorists attacked on the Seminary (Madrisa) “Markaz-e-Tablighate Islami run by  Noted Shia cleric Maulana Haider Ali Jawadi at Jamshoro Sindh, the security guard of the seminary was critically injured.

    Maulana Haider Ali Jawadi was the former Provincial President of Tehreek-e-Jaffaria Sindh.

    Presently, He is the member of Central Council (Shora-e-Aali) of Majlis Wehdat-e-Muslimeen.

    Majlis Wehdat-e-Muslimeen Central leader Raja Nasir Abbas strongly condemned the attack of terrorists on the seminary of Maulana Haider Ali Jawadi and demanded of the government to immediately take the action against the culprits involved in the attack on senior shia cleric Maulana Haider Ali Jawadi seminary.

    Imamia Students Organization, Asgharia Organization, Imamia Organization, Jafaria Alliance Pakistan and Shia Ulema Council and others condemned the attack of terrorists on shia seminary in Jamashoro and urged the government to arrest the culprits involved in the attack on Maulana Jawadi seminary.

    Anti-US governor wins Okinawa poll


     

    JNN 23 Dec 2010 : The Japanese on the southern Island of Okinawa have re-elected incumbent governor Hirokazu Nakaima, who wants an end to the American military presence.

    Nakaima, who wants the US base off Okinawa altogether, beat his opponent who agreed to relocate the base to a less crowded area on the island.

    In May, Tokyo and Washington agreed to implement a 2006 plan to relocate the Futenma airbase to a less crowded area in Okinawa.

    The move infuriated local residents, who view the base as a source of noise, pollution and serious crime –including rape.

    Futenma hosts about half the US troops in Japan and the row over this airbase has been giving new headaches to Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

    The development comes after his Democratic Party lost an upper house election in August.

    Kan’s predecessor Yukio Hatoyama had to resign after he failed to keep his election campaign promise to remove the base off Okinawa.

    Futenma has provoked a wave of anger in the country, with the nation demanding a complete removal of the airbase, which has been under US command since the end of World War II, off Okinawa.

    Japanese people have been urging their government to remove US military installations from the country altogether.

    Tens of thousands of people have held several rallies against the American military engagement in the country over the past months.

     

    Zionist Regime of Tel Aviv bars Vananu trip for award


     

    JNN 22 Dec 2010 : Vanunu made headlines in 1986, when he divulged shocking secrets about Tel Aviv’s nuclear activities. He was kidnapped later in Italy by Mossad’s special agents and sentenced to 18 years behind bars.

    Tel Aviv has denied permission for former Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu to leave Israel in order to collect an international award in Berlin.

     

    A host of elites and Nobel laureates, including Irish peace activist Mairead Maguire and German writer Gunter Grass, have called on Israel to allow Vanunu to attend the International League of Human Rights prize ceremony scheduled for December 12.
    Vanunu has been named as this year’s recipient of the Carl von Ossietzky Medal.

    The prize is named after the renowned German pacifist, who had opposed the Nazi regime, and who was later held in a concentration camp and murdered.

    Ossietzky is also famous to have been denied the Nobel Peace Prize laureate as a result of Nazi Germany’s unwillingness to allow the peace activist to leave its border when he was named laureate in 1935.

    Vanunu made headlines in 1986, when he divulged shocking secrets about Tel Aviv’s nuclear activities in an interview with a British newspaper, The Sunday Times.

    The disclosure cracked the secrecy around the assumed Israeli nuclear arsenal.

    The Moroccan-born scientist was kidnapped later in Italy by Mossad’s special agents and sentenced to 18 years behind bars.

    He reportedly spent 11 years of his prison term in solitary confinement.

    Vanunu was released from prison in 2004, but has not been allowed to leave Israel.

    During recent years the former technician at Israel’s main atomic reactor, Dimona, has constantly protested against the Tel Aviv-imposed restrictions and his lack of freedom and has appealed to international bodies for help.

    In 2007, the controversial figure was once again sentenced to six months in jail for violating the terms of his parole.

    Vanunu who has converted to Christianity has become a hero for many peace activists, and was nominated several times for a Nobel Prize.

    In March 2009, he responded by writing the following to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee:

    “I am asking the committee to remove my name from the list for this year’s list of nominations,” he said, arguing that “I cannot be part of a list of laureates that includes (Israeli President) Shimon Peres. He is the man who was behind all the Israeli atomic policy.”

    Heavy snow with Low Economy halts Europe @ Xmas time


     

    JNN 21 Dec 2010 : As more severe weather is forecast across Europe, a bone-chilling blizzard continues to leave thousands of travelers stranded in airports, especially in Britain, while The leaders of several EU countries have urged the President of the European Commission to freeze the EU budget at least for 10 years.

     
    The massive crisis triggered by heavy snowfall, which grounded flights and caused seemingly endless traffic jams in parts of Western Europe, has made travel of any type a gamble.

    Heavy snow and thick ice all but closed London’s Heathrow, the world’s busiest international passenger airhub over the weekend.

    Britain is among those hardest hit by the Arctic conditions, with major disruptions in rail and highway travel.

    Authorities canceled about 300 flights at Germany’s main airport at Frankfurt on Monday as they expected more snow.

    As the severe weather conditions in Germany continued through Sunday, the airlines were advising their passengers to take the train, while the railways were telling travelers to forget travel altogether for the time being and to stay at home.

    German railroads were not the only ones to be affected. Throughout much of Europe, railways were similarly disrupted. Even in southern Sweden, which is used to heavy snow, 100 of 350 train journeys were canceled on Monday.

    The Arctic conditions have disrupted travel and shopping plans on the last weekend before Christmas, normally one of the busiest times of the year.

    Given Europe’s current struggling economy, the record-breaking blizzard seems to be a harsh blow to the continent’s travel industry at a time when large numbers of Europeans have planned to travel inside or outside the continent.

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Finnish Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi, and British Prime Minister David Cameron signed a letter to Jose Manuel Barroso urging him to keep EU spending under control.

    The letter comes as Europe is struggling with an economic crisis and the aftermath of recession. Cutting the EU budget is considered as an effort to bring down the debts and narrow down budget deficits. The poorer eastern European countries, however, are likely to resist these cuts.
    Without doubt the heavy snowfall has also hit Europe’s business system hard on the closing days of 2010 as Christmas shoppers find it difficult to commute in the blizzard.

    Domestic violence 'on the rise' in Britain


    JNN 21 Dec 2010 : Newly released official figures show an increase in the number of cases of domestic violence including homicide and abuse across Britain during the past financial year.

    The figures showed the number of women killed by a violent partner jumped from 72 in 2007-8 to 102 in 2008-9 recording a 42 percent spike, British media reported.

    According to figures released by police in November, as many as 42,000 women filed complaint across the UK last year about being abused by a man.

    This is while that the number of men complaining of being a victim of domestic abuse by a woman had increased from 7,361 to 7,938 during the same period.

    Campaigners have been voicing concern that the government’s austerity measures, mainly cuts to local authority budgets, may result in more deaths from domestic violence as already poorly funded specialist services face the axe.

    Currently one in three local authorities provides no refuge or specialist support to victims.

    Earlier this month, domestic violence charity Refuge delivered a petition to the Downing Street urging the government to protect specialist domestic violence services.

    “Reducing specialist domestic violence services would have serious consequences, leaving women with fewer options and forcing them to stay with or return to their perpetrator, thereby increasing the risk of death,” a spokeswoman said

    Domestic violence ‘on the rise’ in Britain


    JNN 21 Dec 2010 : Newly released official figures show an increase in the number of cases of domestic violence including homicide and abuse across Britain during the past financial year.

    The figures showed the number of women killed by a violent partner jumped from 72 in 2007-8 to 102 in 2008-9 recording a 42 percent spike, British media reported.

    According to figures released by police in November, as many as 42,000 women filed complaint across the UK last year about being abused by a man.

    This is while that the number of men complaining of being a victim of domestic abuse by a woman had increased from 7,361 to 7,938 during the same period.

    Campaigners have been voicing concern that the government’s austerity measures, mainly cuts to local authority budgets, may result in more deaths from domestic violence as already poorly funded specialist services face the axe.

    Currently one in three local authorities provides no refuge or specialist support to victims.

    Earlier this month, domestic violence charity Refuge delivered a petition to the Downing Street urging the government to protect specialist domestic violence services.

    “Reducing specialist domestic violence services would have serious consequences, leaving women with fewer options and forcing them to stay with or return to their perpetrator, thereby increasing the risk of death,” a spokeswoman said

    US preparing for 'new Pakistan raids'


     

    JNN 21 Dec 2010 : A new report discloses that US commanders in Afghanistan are preparing to go ahead with a plan to expand ground operations into tribal areas of Pakistan.

    Citing unnamed Washington officials, The New York Times said that the proposal would escalate special operations in Pakistan, opening a new front in the Afghan war.

    The proposal “would escalate military activities inside Pakistan, where the movement of American forces has been largely prohibited because of fears of provoking a backlash,” it said.

    The report comes only days after Washington employed a new strategy for the Afghan war.

    The paper added that the new proposal is waiting for approval from US President Barack Obama.

    “The decision to expand American military activity in Pakistan … would amount to the opening of a new front in the nine-year-old war,” said the report.

    The United States has expanded its drone strike zones in Pakistan over the past week.

    The US has almost doubled CIA-operated attacks, with over 100 non-UN-sanctioned strikes reported in 2010. The escalation comes despite protests by Pakistani officials that the drone attacks mainly lead to civilian casualties.

    “It would run the risk of angering a Pakistani government that has been an uneasy ally in the war in Afghanistan, particularly if it leads to civilian casualties or highly public confrontations,” The newspaper added.

    On Sunday, US Vice President Joe Biden suggested that the US is seeking to increase its presence in Pakistan because militants are trying to “bring down” the Islamabad government.

    “Our overarching goal and our rationale for being there is to dismantle, ultimately defeat al-Qaeda… to make sure that terrorists do not, in fact, bring down the Pakistani government, which is a nuclear power,” Biden said in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

    The remarks come days after Obama blamed Pakistan for not doing enough to fight terrorism in its troubled northwestern tribal belt along the Afghan border.

    More than 250 people have been killed in a total of 49 drone attacks the US has launched since September 3. The victims of the attacks have been mostly civilians.

    Pakistani officials maintain that the missile strikes have proven “counterproductive” as large numbers of outraged residents of the border areas are beginning to support the militants.

    “We believe that they are counter-productive and also a violation of our sovereignty,” Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said in early October.

    In late November, Islamabad rejected a request from Washington to expand its drone missile campaign outside the lawless tribal belt along the Afghan border.

    Basit said Pakistan would not allow the United States to carry out drone strikes in new areas.

     

    US preparing for ‘new Pakistan raids’


     

    JNN 21 Dec 2010 : A new report discloses that US commanders in Afghanistan are preparing to go ahead with a plan to expand ground operations into tribal areas of Pakistan.

    Citing unnamed Washington officials, The New York Times said that the proposal would escalate special operations in Pakistan, opening a new front in the Afghan war.

    The proposal “would escalate military activities inside Pakistan, where the movement of American forces has been largely prohibited because of fears of provoking a backlash,” it said.

    The report comes only days after Washington employed a new strategy for the Afghan war.

    The paper added that the new proposal is waiting for approval from US President Barack Obama.

    “The decision to expand American military activity in Pakistan … would amount to the opening of a new front in the nine-year-old war,” said the report.

    The United States has expanded its drone strike zones in Pakistan over the past week.

    The US has almost doubled CIA-operated attacks, with over 100 non-UN-sanctioned strikes reported in 2010. The escalation comes despite protests by Pakistani officials that the drone attacks mainly lead to civilian casualties.

    “It would run the risk of angering a Pakistani government that has been an uneasy ally in the war in Afghanistan, particularly if it leads to civilian casualties or highly public confrontations,” The newspaper added.

    On Sunday, US Vice President Joe Biden suggested that the US is seeking to increase its presence in Pakistan because militants are trying to “bring down” the Islamabad government.

    “Our overarching goal and our rationale for being there is to dismantle, ultimately defeat al-Qaeda… to make sure that terrorists do not, in fact, bring down the Pakistani government, which is a nuclear power,” Biden said in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

    The remarks come days after Obama blamed Pakistan for not doing enough to fight terrorism in its troubled northwestern tribal belt along the Afghan border.

    More than 250 people have been killed in a total of 49 drone attacks the US has launched since September 3. The victims of the attacks have been mostly civilians.

    Pakistani officials maintain that the missile strikes have proven “counterproductive” as large numbers of outraged residents of the border areas are beginning to support the militants.

    “We believe that they are counter-productive and also a violation of our sovereignty,” Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said in early October.

    In late November, Islamabad rejected a request from Washington to expand its drone missile campaign outside the lawless tribal belt along the Afghan border.

    Basit said Pakistan would not allow the United States to carry out drone strikes in new areas.

     

    More than 100 Canadians named on Al Qaeda-affiliated website


    JNN 21 Dec 2010 : More than 100 Canadian-Arab Christians are listed on an Al Qaeda-affiliated website, apparently targeted because of their alleged role in attempting to convert Wahhabi Muslims. Some of those named say concerned Canadian intelligence officials have contacted them.

    The Shumukh-al-Islam website, often considered to be Al Qaeda’s mouth piece, listed pictures, addresses and cellphone numbers of Coptic Christians, predominantly Egyptian-Canadians, who have been vocal about their opposition to Wahhabi Islam.

    In a forum on the website, one member named Son of a Sharp Sword, says “We are going to Wahhabi Islam and all of the Mujahedeen (holy warriors) will cut off their heads.”

    Three pages of the fundamentalist, Arabic-language website titled “Complete information on Coptics” sets to “identify and name all of the Coptics throughout the world who hope to defame Wahhabi Islam,” The website calls the Coptic Christians living abroad “dogs in diaspora,” a derogatory reference in Arabic.

    Among those named on the Shumukh-al-Islam website is Samuel Tawadrus, a Coptic Egyptian living in Quebec.

    “This is a direct threat against our lives,” Tawadrus said in an interview.

     

    More than 100 Canadians named on Al Qaeda-affiliated website


    JNN 21 Dec 2010 : More than 100 Canadian-Arab Christians are listed on an Al Qaeda-affiliated website, apparently targeted because of their alleged role in attempting to convert Wahhabi Muslims. Some of those named say concerned Canadian intelligence officials have contacted them.

    The Shumukh-al-Islam website, often considered to be Al Qaeda’s mouth piece, listed pictures, addresses and cellphone numbers of Coptic Christians, predominantly Egyptian-Canadians, who have been vocal about their opposition to Wahhabi Islam.

    In a forum on the website, one member named Son of a Sharp Sword, says “We are going to Wahhabi Islam and all of the Mujahedeen (holy warriors) will cut off their heads.”

    Three pages of the fundamentalist, Arabic-language website titled “Complete information on Coptics” sets to “identify and name all of the Coptics throughout the world who hope to defame Wahhabi Islam,” The website calls the Coptic Christians living abroad “dogs in diaspora,” a derogatory reference in Arabic.

    Among those named on the Shumukh-al-Islam website is Samuel Tawadrus, a Coptic Egyptian living in Quebec.

    “This is a direct threat against our lives,” Tawadrus said in an interview.

     

    Ashura Processions in Parachinar, while it still bleeds due to 4 years siege By Taliban


    JNN 19 Dec 2010 : Tens of thousands of Shia Muslims in a Pakistani tribal region called for end to a 4-year siege of northwestern city allegedly by Taliban militants, as the blockade has increased difficulties of the people.

    The demand was made by Shia Muslims in the Ashura day procession in Parachinar, the center of Kurram tribal agency.

    Some two hundred thousands Shia Muslims took part in the Ashura procession, which started at 8 a.m. and continued till late night on Friday.

    The procession was started from main Imambargah in Parachinar city and after passing via Kurram militia, Turi graveryard, katchery road and hazara graveyard ended in Central Imambargha at night time.

    During Aazadari procession juma prayer were offered at central imambarghah while maghreeb prayer at Katchery Chowk near post office.

    Through out the route of Procession mourners including all ages and children with addition to non-Muslims even Christians and hindus were beating their chests by doing ‘matam’ and zaadari. Azadars were also chanting Labik Ya Hussain, Down with USA, Down with Israel, Down with Taliban.

    Addressing the biggest gathering of aazadars, ulema and scholars told that the people of Parachinar and martyrs set a new example of resisting and defeating the Taliban.

    In Aazadari procession certain resolutions were adopted demanding the govt to lift four years of inhuman siege of Parachinar immediately by opening and securing main Thall- Parachinar Road.

    They condemned attacks on Shia Muslims in Quetta, Peshawar and Hangu, murdering innocent children and women by yazeddi forces.

    They said that if the govt does not lift the four years imposed siege and economic blockade, then they will start armed long march from Parachinar to Thall to open the main road and the responsibility will be on all concern

    Malaysia is another Wahabi State, Banning Shia's to Commerate their Religious Activities


    JNN 18 Dec 2010 :Dated 15th December 2010, the night of 10th Muharam 1432, a group of approximately 200 Shiites (105 of them are local adults, few from Indonesia, two from Myanmar, and the rest are from Pakistan and Iran, and children) gathered at a premise named after Imam Ali ibni Musa ar-Ridha (Hauzah Imam Ridha, situated in Seri Gombak, the State of Selangor, Malaysia).

    The gathering was dedicated to Imam Hussein ibn Ali a.s in commemoration of his martyrdom in Karbala. Commencing at 8:00 pm local time, the event started with the congregational prayers of Maghrib and Isya’, and proceeded with the Ziyarat ‘Asyura and a brief account of the Karbala event.

    This was then followed by a speech by Hujjatul Islam Mohsein Radmard of Iranian origin which was translated into Malay by Hujjatul Islam Haji Muhammad Kamil Zuhairi bin Abdul Aziz.The contents of the unfinished speech focused around the characters and attributes of the Muslim believers. At around 10:15 pm while the speech was going on, a group of people came in introducing themselves as enforcement officers from the office of the Selangor Islamic Department (JAIS). The officers called off the speech and started reading the search warrant justifying their raid on the premise.

    The search warrant however was found to be faulty as it permits search on the premise numbered 11C, whereas the premise where the event took place is 9C. Some of the officers came into the premise with their shoes on. This invited unnecessary anger from some of the members of the congregation to which the officers acted upon and removed their shoes. To cool down the tense, the congregation chanted Salawat on Prophet Muhammad and his family.

    The officers then requested the congregation to remain calm and silent while they proceeded with their search procedure. The identity cards and passports of all attendees were collected, together with some of the evidences of Shiite elements which include Turbah, Mafatihul Jinan, Quran, posters, banners, potraits, books and etc. Some of the attendees are lecturers, students, lawyers and government servants.

    The attendees were later served with a notice which required them to be present at the Selangor Islamic Department (JAIS) at Shah Alam to be further investigated individually in private sessions. When attended the sessions, they were again served with notice requiring their presence at the Syariah Subordinate Court scheduled in March 2011.

    Both Hujjatul Islam Mohsein Radmard and Hujjatul  Islam Haji Muhammad Kamil Zuhairi bin Abdul Aziz were brought for investigation immediately after the raid which finished at around 2:00 am. They were later required to attend Shariah Court at Kuang at 10:00 am, on 16thDecember 2010 for their details to be taken down. Afterwards, they were released on bail pending for the Shariah criminal proceeding scheduled on 20th January 2011.

    Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the government had banned the Shi’ite teachings as it could mislead the people and contradict the Sunni teachings followed by Malaysians.

    “The government disallows the spreading of this (Shi’ite) teaching, following several wrongful propogations which could stir the harmony of the Muslims in this country,” he said.

    “If there are two sects in this country, it may lead to bloodshed because the Muslim society will have differences in religious opinion, like what has happened to Muslim societies in Pakistan and Iraq.

    JAIS Director Datuk Muhammed Khusrin Munawi at the interviews conducted outside the premise while the raid was going on, said:

    1. His office has investigated and followed the activities conducted here since last two years and has enough evidence to relate the group as Syiah before conducting the raid;

    2. The raid was considered the biggest raid related to deviated teachings in Selangor;

    3. The group shall be brought to their office for further investigation and thereafter be prosecuted. And his office believes that the teaching has been spread throughout other states as well;

    4. The raid involves 200 people including foreigners suspected from Iran;

    5. We will prosecute them under Section 12(c) (of Islamic Jurisdiction Administration Enactment of 1989) for their violation of the fatwa of the Mufti of Selangor, which decreed that (Shiisme) is deviant from the teaching of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah or from the true teaching of Islam;

    6. Among them there are some who allow mutaah (contractual) marriage, a concept which entices some of them to practice shiisme;

    JNN To answer to this accusation read: Mut’ ah : Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law

    7. Hajj is not compulsory for them; visiting Imam Hussein’s shrine is sufficient for them to get into heaven;

    8. They can combine prayers at any time, zuhr and asr together, maghrib, isya’ and subh, without darurat or conditions like travelling 90 ‘marhalah’;

    9. Lightening of ibadah is an attraction to their followers.

    10. Some of them which are fanatic and believed that we are not Muslims and our blood it is ‘halal’ (permissible) for them;

    11. It is a jihad if they could kill Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah (followers). For me, this make them the most dangerous deviants compared to other deviant teachings.

    12. From the evidences and documents available to us, the group is the shia hardliners, and for me if we let them, it will threaten our national security.

    Those points have never been thought in Hauzah Ar-Ridha, but are of his own views on shiisme and most of which are written in the Selangor Mufti’s fatwa. In the news papers, the above points were quoted with addition of some fatwas issued by the Selangor Mufti. This includes the allegations that Shiisme rejects hadith narrated by Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah and labels other the companions of the Prophet as kafir. According to the Selangor Mufti’s fatwa, Shiisme is considered a deviant from Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah as some of its teachings contradict from aqidah and syariah views of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah.

    Khusrin said all those who were detained will be charged under Section 12 (c) of the Selangor Syariah Criminal Enactment 1995 which are insulting, rejecting, or dispute the violation of the instructions set out and given a fatwa by the religious authorities.

    The full account of the raid was reported in most mainstream written and visual media.

    The raid happened while some of the participants of the mourning were the Professors of Universities, Students, Lawyers and Malaysian Government Employees.

    Wahhabi’s Influences

    It is obvious the Khusrin’s false charges are not true. Though, all these are his opinion that he accused Shia under the influence of Wahhabi thoughts which most of these Fatwas (religious verdicts) are registered in Selangor’s Mufti Fatwas! The Shia are under the pressure of Wahhabis by using the Fatwa as law.

    This comments printed as, special issue on Selangors Fatwas, in Selangors newspapers. Among published Fatwas in the newspapers there is a charge that: “Shia rejects the Sunni Hadith and also knows the companions of the Holly Prophet (s.a.w.w) as infidel”. The accusations, repeatedly has been answered and rejected by Shia clerics.

    According to Selangor’s Mufti Fatwa, Shia are diverted because some teachings of Shia are different from what Sunni believe in.

    Widespread Protests

    Extensive protests will be followed by these extreme and unacceptable actions. Thai Shia will protest tomorrow.

    Malaysian Students of Qom Seminary will announce their protest in front of Malaysian Embassy in Tehran tomorrow.

    Wahhabi extremist threaten Malaysia

    Malaysia has about twenty thousand indigenous Shia. While more than thirty thousand Iranians live, work or study in Malaysia. These acts are extreme and false propaganda toward them and their life and security is on risk. Malaysia is playing with their economy and the popularity by these incorrect acts.

    Malaysia is divided into 13 states (Negeri) and 3 federal territories (Wilayah Persekutuan). These are divided between the two regions of Malaysia, with 11 states and 2 federal territories on Peninsula Malaysia and the other 2 states and 1 federal territory in East Malaysia. The Federal Kings of Pahang, Selangor, Perak, and Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, Kedah, Johor, Perlis and Terengganu and Federal Territories of Malacca, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. All of them have their own law and Selangor is the only State in which these strange Fatwa and rules exists.

    Malaysia is another Wahabi State, Banning Shia’s to Commerate their Religious Activities


    JNN 18 Dec 2010 :Dated 15th December 2010, the night of 10th Muharam 1432, a group of approximately 200 Shiites (105 of them are local adults, few from Indonesia, two from Myanmar, and the rest are from Pakistan and Iran, and children) gathered at a premise named after Imam Ali ibni Musa ar-Ridha (Hauzah Imam Ridha, situated in Seri Gombak, the State of Selangor, Malaysia).

    The gathering was dedicated to Imam Hussein ibn Ali a.s in commemoration of his martyrdom in Karbala. Commencing at 8:00 pm local time, the event started with the congregational prayers of Maghrib and Isya’, and proceeded with the Ziyarat ‘Asyura and a brief account of the Karbala event.

    This was then followed by a speech by Hujjatul Islam Mohsein Radmard of Iranian origin which was translated into Malay by Hujjatul Islam Haji Muhammad Kamil Zuhairi bin Abdul Aziz.The contents of the unfinished speech focused around the characters and attributes of the Muslim believers. At around 10:15 pm while the speech was going on, a group of people came in introducing themselves as enforcement officers from the office of the Selangor Islamic Department (JAIS). The officers called off the speech and started reading the search warrant justifying their raid on the premise.

    The search warrant however was found to be faulty as it permits search on the premise numbered 11C, whereas the premise where the event took place is 9C. Some of the officers came into the premise with their shoes on. This invited unnecessary anger from some of the members of the congregation to which the officers acted upon and removed their shoes. To cool down the tense, the congregation chanted Salawat on Prophet Muhammad and his family.

    The officers then requested the congregation to remain calm and silent while they proceeded with their search procedure. The identity cards and passports of all attendees were collected, together with some of the evidences of Shiite elements which include Turbah, Mafatihul Jinan, Quran, posters, banners, potraits, books and etc. Some of the attendees are lecturers, students, lawyers and government servants.

    The attendees were later served with a notice which required them to be present at the Selangor Islamic Department (JAIS) at Shah Alam to be further investigated individually in private sessions. When attended the sessions, they were again served with notice requiring their presence at the Syariah Subordinate Court scheduled in March 2011.

    Both Hujjatul Islam Mohsein Radmard and Hujjatul  Islam Haji Muhammad Kamil Zuhairi bin Abdul Aziz were brought for investigation immediately after the raid which finished at around 2:00 am. They were later required to attend Shariah Court at Kuang at 10:00 am, on 16thDecember 2010 for their details to be taken down. Afterwards, they were released on bail pending for the Shariah criminal proceeding scheduled on 20th January 2011.

    Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the government had banned the Shi’ite teachings as it could mislead the people and contradict the Sunni teachings followed by Malaysians.

    “The government disallows the spreading of this (Shi’ite) teaching, following several wrongful propogations which could stir the harmony of the Muslims in this country,” he said.

    “If there are two sects in this country, it may lead to bloodshed because the Muslim society will have differences in religious opinion, like what has happened to Muslim societies in Pakistan and Iraq.

    JAIS Director Datuk Muhammed Khusrin Munawi at the interviews conducted outside the premise while the raid was going on, said:

    1. His office has investigated and followed the activities conducted here since last two years and has enough evidence to relate the group as Syiah before conducting the raid;

    2. The raid was considered the biggest raid related to deviated teachings in Selangor;

    3. The group shall be brought to their office for further investigation and thereafter be prosecuted. And his office believes that the teaching has been spread throughout other states as well;

    4. The raid involves 200 people including foreigners suspected from Iran;

    5. We will prosecute them under Section 12(c) (of Islamic Jurisdiction Administration Enactment of 1989) for their violation of the fatwa of the Mufti of Selangor, which decreed that (Shiisme) is deviant from the teaching of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah or from the true teaching of Islam;

    6. Among them there are some who allow mutaah (contractual) marriage, a concept which entices some of them to practice shiisme;

    JNN To answer to this accusation read: Mut’ ah : Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law

    7. Hajj is not compulsory for them; visiting Imam Hussein’s shrine is sufficient for them to get into heaven;

    8. They can combine prayers at any time, zuhr and asr together, maghrib, isya’ and subh, without darurat or conditions like travelling 90 ‘marhalah’;

    9. Lightening of ibadah is an attraction to their followers.

    10. Some of them which are fanatic and believed that we are not Muslims and our blood it is ‘halal’ (permissible) for them;

    11. It is a jihad if they could kill Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah (followers). For me, this make them the most dangerous deviants compared to other deviant teachings.

    12. From the evidences and documents available to us, the group is the shia hardliners, and for me if we let them, it will threaten our national security.

    Those points have never been thought in Hauzah Ar-Ridha, but are of his own views on shiisme and most of which are written in the Selangor Mufti’s fatwa. In the news papers, the above points were quoted with addition of some fatwas issued by the Selangor Mufti. This includes the allegations that Shiisme rejects hadith narrated by Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah and labels other the companions of the Prophet as kafir. According to the Selangor Mufti’s fatwa, Shiisme is considered a deviant from Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah as some of its teachings contradict from aqidah and syariah views of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah.

    Khusrin said all those who were detained will be charged under Section 12 (c) of the Selangor Syariah Criminal Enactment 1995 which are insulting, rejecting, or dispute the violation of the instructions set out and given a fatwa by the religious authorities.

    The full account of the raid was reported in most mainstream written and visual media.

    The raid happened while some of the participants of the mourning were the Professors of Universities, Students, Lawyers and Malaysian Government Employees.

    Wahhabi’s Influences

    It is obvious the Khusrin’s false charges are not true. Though, all these are his opinion that he accused Shia under the influence of Wahhabi thoughts which most of these Fatwas (religious verdicts) are registered in Selangor’s Mufti Fatwas! The Shia are under the pressure of Wahhabis by using the Fatwa as law.

    This comments printed as, special issue on Selangors Fatwas, in Selangors newspapers. Among published Fatwas in the newspapers there is a charge that: “Shia rejects the Sunni Hadith and also knows the companions of the Holly Prophet (s.a.w.w) as infidel”. The accusations, repeatedly has been answered and rejected by Shia clerics.

    According to Selangor’s Mufti Fatwa, Shia are diverted because some teachings of Shia are different from what Sunni believe in.

    Widespread Protests

    Extensive protests will be followed by these extreme and unacceptable actions. Thai Shia will protest tomorrow.

    Malaysian Students of Qom Seminary will announce their protest in front of Malaysian Embassy in Tehran tomorrow.

    Wahhabi extremist threaten Malaysia

    Malaysia has about twenty thousand indigenous Shia. While more than thirty thousand Iranians live, work or study in Malaysia. These acts are extreme and false propaganda toward them and their life and security is on risk. Malaysia is playing with their economy and the popularity by these incorrect acts.

    Malaysia is divided into 13 states (Negeri) and 3 federal territories (Wilayah Persekutuan). These are divided between the two regions of Malaysia, with 11 states and 2 federal territories on Peninsula Malaysia and the other 2 states and 1 federal territory in East Malaysia. The Federal Kings of Pahang, Selangor, Perak, and Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, Kedah, Johor, Perlis and Terengganu and Federal Territories of Malacca, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. All of them have their own law and Selangor is the only State in which these strange Fatwa and rules exists.

    Bolivia Follows Neighboring Countries in Recognition of Palestinian State


    JNN 18 Dec 2010 : Bolivia joined Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay by announcing it recognized Palestine as a sovereign state within the 1967 borders, Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported Friday.

    Bolivian President Evo Morales made the announcement during the South American trade block Mercosur’s summit which took place in Brazil. Morales was quoted as saying that Bolivia recognized the state of Palestine on the 1967 borders with Israel.

    Ma’an news agency also reported that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the announcement and thanked the Bolivian president for his support of the Palestinians.

    In response, the Israeli Foreign Ministry condemned the announcement, stating it would not assist the peace process. “We oppose actions that might determine the results of negotiations before they started. A move like this does not encourage the Palestinian Authority to return to the negotiating table,” the statement said.

    In the last two weeks more significant developments have occurred when several South American countries declared their recognition of a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. The first was Brazil, and Argentina and Uruguay followed.

    On Thursday, Israel harshly condemned Norway for upgrading the standing of the Palestinian representation in Oslo from a ‘general delegation’ to a ‘diplomatic delegation’.

    Over the past four months several countries have upgraded the standing of Palestinian representatives. The first country to have done so was none other than the United States. After the U.S., France, Spain, and Portugal also took similar steps.