9th Muharram Procession in Peshawar attacked by Grenade 19 injured


JNN 16 Dec 2010 Peshawar : At least 19 persons were injured in grenade attack at Chowk Yadgar here on Thursday.

According to reports a hand grenade was hurled at Women mourners and then firing was done  in Chowk Yadgar.

Due to which a 2 year old kid was martyred and Nineteen injured Shia women were brought to hospital including  a child which later scumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead, hospital sources said.

Bashir Ahmed Bilour, senior minister of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa talking to media men outside the Lady Reading Hospital said that 19 persons were injured in the grenade attack. He said all injured have got minor injuries in the blast.

Saudi's Molesting Islam , Halloween Party in Jeddah, reveals WikiLeaks


JNN 16 Dec 2010 JEDDAH: US diplomat in Saudi Arab described in the cable that he attended the underground Halloween Party in Jeddah in 2009 where Saudi Princes among more than 150 Saudi men and women were present, most in their 20s and 30s.

The cable also revealed that the Halloween Party broke all the country’s Islamic taboos.

A US company also put up some of the finance, cable added.

US diplomat also told that the party was held under strict security.

“Behind the facade of Wahabi conservatism in the streets, the underground nightlife for Jeddah’s elite youth is thriving and throbbing,” the cable begins.

In evidence, then Consul General Martin Quinn refers to a Halloween party last year. The redacted cable reads: “Along with over 150 young Saudis (men and women mostly in their 20s and early 30s), ConGenOffs accepted invitations to an underground Halloween party at Prince XXXX residence in Jeddah on XXXX.”

“The scene resembled a nightclub anywhere outside the Kingdom: plentiful alcohol, young couples dancing, a DJ at the turntables, and everyone in costume,” it said.

The notorious Vice Police were nowhere to be seen “because the religious police keep their distance when parties include the presence or patronage of a Saudi royal and his circle of loyal attendants.” There are literally thousands of princes in Saudi Arabia, but the host of this event was able to trace his lineage back to a direct ancestor of King Abdullah.

As for the details of the party, the cable continues: “The hired Filipino bartenders served a cocktail punch using sadiqi, a locally-made moonshine…. It was also learned through word-of-mouth that a number of the guests were in fact ‘working girls,’ not uncommon for such parties.”

The cable goes on to make the point that black-market liquor is prohibitively expensive — even for princes. A bottle of Smirnoff vodka might cost the equivalent of $400. “Additionally, though not witnessed directly at this event, cocaine and hashish use is common in these social circles and has been seen on other occasions,” it adds.

The Consul General draws an interesting conclusion at the end of his dispatch. “Parties of this nature and scale are believed to be a relatively recent phenomenon in Jeddah. …It is not uncommon in Jeddah for the more lavish private residences to include elaborate basement bars, discos, entertainment centers and clubs.”

“As one high society Saudi remarked, “The increased conservatism of our society over these past years has only moved social interaction to the inside of people’s homes.”

These acts done on the Holy land of Islam , shows the double standards and the real picture of the Wahabi rulers  which they  try to hide from the public eyes by force , and in private they enjoy there life with the enemies of Islam .

Saudi’s Molesting Islam , Halloween Party in Jeddah, reveals WikiLeaks


JNN 16 Dec 2010 JEDDAH: US diplomat in Saudi Arab described in the cable that he attended the underground Halloween Party in Jeddah in 2009 where Saudi Princes among more than 150 Saudi men and women were present, most in their 20s and 30s.

The cable also revealed that the Halloween Party broke all the country’s Islamic taboos.

A US company also put up some of the finance, cable added.

US diplomat also told that the party was held under strict security.

“Behind the facade of Wahabi conservatism in the streets, the underground nightlife for Jeddah’s elite youth is thriving and throbbing,” the cable begins.

In evidence, then Consul General Martin Quinn refers to a Halloween party last year. The redacted cable reads: “Along with over 150 young Saudis (men and women mostly in their 20s and early 30s), ConGenOffs accepted invitations to an underground Halloween party at Prince XXXX residence in Jeddah on XXXX.”

“The scene resembled a nightclub anywhere outside the Kingdom: plentiful alcohol, young couples dancing, a DJ at the turntables, and everyone in costume,” it said.

The notorious Vice Police were nowhere to be seen “because the religious police keep their distance when parties include the presence or patronage of a Saudi royal and his circle of loyal attendants.” There are literally thousands of princes in Saudi Arabia, but the host of this event was able to trace his lineage back to a direct ancestor of King Abdullah.

As for the details of the party, the cable continues: “The hired Filipino bartenders served a cocktail punch using sadiqi, a locally-made moonshine…. It was also learned through word-of-mouth that a number of the guests were in fact ‘working girls,’ not uncommon for such parties.”

The cable goes on to make the point that black-market liquor is prohibitively expensive — even for princes. A bottle of Smirnoff vodka might cost the equivalent of $400. “Additionally, though not witnessed directly at this event, cocaine and hashish use is common in these social circles and has been seen on other occasions,” it adds.

The Consul General draws an interesting conclusion at the end of his dispatch. “Parties of this nature and scale are believed to be a relatively recent phenomenon in Jeddah. …It is not uncommon in Jeddah for the more lavish private residences to include elaborate basement bars, discos, entertainment centers and clubs.”

“As one high society Saudi remarked, “The increased conservatism of our society over these past years has only moved social interaction to the inside of people’s homes.”

These acts done on the Holy land of Islam , shows the double standards and the real picture of the Wahabi rulers  which they  try to hide from the public eyes by force , and in private they enjoy there life with the enemies of Islam .

Ashura commemorated in Karbala and around the world


JNN 16 Dec 2010 KARBALA: Iraq has arrested 73 Al-Qaeda-linked suspects officials said were implicated in plotting “chaos” during Ashura in Karbala, as two million pilgrims thronged the shrine city on Thursday.

The arrests underscored fears of violence during the 10-day Mourning Majalis and Processions that culminate on Friday, in a key test for Iraq’s security forces ahead of a complete withdrawal of American troops in a year.

Vehicle traffic in Karbala was brought to a virtual standstill as pilgrims were made to walk to the shrines of the revered Imams Hussein and Abbas, while all visitors were searched at checkpoints.

“We were able to destroy 14 terrorist cells and arrest 73 people, including 37 wanted persons,” Karbala provincial council chief Mohammed al-Mussawi said. “We seized lots of weapons, IEDs (improvised-explosive devices), explosives belts and equipment.

“If they had been able to mount their attacks during the pilgrimage, it would have created chaos. Karbala is the main target for terrorists during Ashura.”

Mussawi said those arrested were suspected members of Al-Qaeda.

Speaking on Wednesday, the Iraqi army commander responsible for security in five provinces including Karbala said those detained were implicated in an Al-Qaeda-linked group called the Boys of Heaven.

General Othman al-Ghanimi said a total of 80 suspects had been arrested.

Mussawi said the number of pilgrims in Karbala for the commemorations had reached two million, 238,000 of them from abroad.

Karbala police spokesman Major Alaa Abbas reported no incidents in the city so far. He said tight security arrangements would remain in force until the pilgrims had headed home after the ceremonies.

The deadliest Ashura attacks were in March 2004 when near-simultaneous bombings in Karbala and at a Shia mosque in Baghdad killed more than 170 people.

“Everything right now inside Karbala is good,” said 40-year-old Kadhim Hussein, a pilgrim from the southern port city of Basra. “We will continue our commemorations of Hussein’s martyrdom despite all the threats from enemies.”

BEIRUT

Massive crowds thronged streets across Lebanon on Thursday to mark the Shiite holy day of Ashura, responding in force to a call by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah the previous night.

A correspondent at the scene said tens upon tens of thousands of Nasrallah’s supporters lined the streets of the Hezbollah-controlled southern suburb of Beirut as the 10 days of rituals to mourn the Ashura.

TEHRAN

Millions of Iranians, beating themselves with fists and chains, marked the climax of Ashura on Thursday, a day after a suicide bomber killed 34 people taking part in a procession.

Men, women and children dressed in black gathered in cities across Iran as the 10 days of rituals to mourn the death of Imam Hussein, the faith’s third imam, reached a peak.

Iranian state television carried live footage of the Ashura processions in the capital Tehran, the second city of Mashhad, the Shiite clerical centre of Qom and the smaller cities of Yazd, Bam and Ardebil.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was shown attending a gathering in south Tehran.

Crowds of mourners, meanwhile, were seen across Tehran staging short street plays depicting the Karbala battle which led to Imam Hussein’s A.S Martyrdom .

Chanting “Ya Hussein!” the crowds, many of them shirtless men beating their chests with their fists, set fire to makeshift tents and re-enacted the killing of Hussein as women and children watched, some with tears in their eyes.

9th Muharram ul Haram Procession In Karachi ended Peacefully


JNN 16 Dec 2010 Karachi : As per previous years Practice the Main 9th Muhharam Procession was taken out after the Majlis at Nishtar Park , which was later joined by other small Processions coming from different Parts of Karachi to join the Main Procession.

The Participant of the Procession On a stop near Imam Bargah Ali Raza , Prayed Namaz e Zuhrain, after Which the crowd chanted anti America & Israel slogans , and also Burned the Flags of United States of American & Israel , as it is due to there evil policies and involvement of there Intelligence agencies , Shia’s are being killed around the world , and especially in Iraq , Iran and Pakistan.

The Procession which was attended by thousands of Mourners , marched peacefully , beating there chests and reciting Noha’s to commemorate the Grand Martydom of there Third Imam Hussein A.S, at the event of Karbala, which he bravely fought for the cause of Islam , rather from where Islam got its new life ,as his opponent , who also called himself Muslim , but Molested Islam in every form and order.

The Procession Peacefully ended at its End Point Hussainia Iranian Imambargah.

3 SHIA MARTYRED IN KURRAM AGENCY AT A MAJLIS ATTACKED BY MORTARS


JNN 15 Dec 2010 : Three Shia children were killed and seven others received injuries When militants fired mortar shells at a residential area in upper Kurram tribal region on Sunday.

Official sources said that militants fired mortar shells apparently at an Imambargah in Talozan Tangi area of Kurram. But the shells landed in residential areas, killing three children and injuring seven others.

Residents said a majlis of Shia community was in progress in the Imambargah when the mortars were fired. “If the mortar shells hit the Imambrgah it would have resulted in huge causalities,” they added.

The local people expressed concern over security situation in the region. They said the region was sensitive and administration should take stringent measures to avert any eventuality.

Meanwhile, the alleged terrorists, arrested along with explosives-laden vehicle the other day in Kohat, were remanded in police custody for two days by the special duty judge on Sunday.

The investigation wing of police presented both the accused in the court of special duty judge, Zahid Hussain, and requested for their remand.

After reviewing the application the judge remanded the accused for two days in police custody.

The accused, Imran of Charsadda and Akseer Ali of Orakzai Agency, were arrested by police at Bannu Road railway crossing with 1,000 kilograms of explosives.

During initial investigations the alleged terrorists revealed that they were carrying the explosives for construction of roads in the mountainous tribal area of Orakzai Agency.

The private contractor had asked them to collect the explosives from Nowshera and bring the same to the tribal area but they could not present any permit, licence or official permission for transporting explosives in such a huge quantity.

African Shias in Zarie on the 7th day of Muharram 1432 / Photos


JNN 15 Dec 2010 : During the ongoing Ashura mourning gathering at Baqiyyatullah Husainiyyah on Sunday, the Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky explained further the various events, after the demise of the Prophet, which led to Ashura tragedy.

He explained that the Ummayads who imposed themselves on the Ummah, propagated the hate  of Imam Ali and Ahlul bayt(AS)  in every corner. Their aim which they want to achieve through the campaign of calumny and hatred, championed by  Ma’awiyyah,  against Imam Ali and the members of  Ahlul bayt was to attain to Leadership position. Thus, he did all he could to obliterate the name of Ahlul Bayt(AS) from the minds of Muslims. In fact, invoking curse on Imam Ali became a norm, and this continued for many years, even after the death of Mu’awiyyah (L.A).

Sheikh Zakzaky pointed that it reached the  extent that Imam Ali,  who killed 70 kuffars in battle of badr, was not even known as Muslim. People didn’t even know that he was among those who attended badr, in fact he is the king of Badr. Muslims had respect for ahlul badr ( those companions who attended battle of badr), but unfortunately, they didn’t  know that Ali was the among them. Worse than that was the invocation of curse on Imam Ali and Ahlul bayt(AS), which continued for many years, even in Friday sermons- the legacy of Mu’awiyyah (L.A).

The Sheikh further narrated that earlier on, Mu’awiyah  (L.A) made the Leadership  to be seen as tribal affairs-an issue between Quraishi tribes only  excluding any non-Arabs(mawaliy). so, by this, he made sure all Quraishi tribes  gathered against Banu Hashim, and with this, he revived the Jahiliyyah enmity. He  tribalised religion for the interest of Ummayads which was attaining to the position of Leadership.

Before the coming of Islam internal wars amongst Quraishi tribes was common, mostly due to competitions of superiority amongst clans and  also enmity, thus they formed ties among clans against others.

Sheikh Zakzaky further expressed that reviving this enmity was what Mu’awiiayh (L.A) did in which he instigated all Quraysh tribes against Banu Hashim. He even denied mawali  (non-quraysh), any ranks or position for he knew that they will support Banu Hasim.

Mu’awiyyah’s hatrage of Imam was too obvious as when performing prayers, he didn’t use to  start with Basmala because Imam Ali  always recited Basmala openly  during prayers;  not only that, Muáwiyah (L.A) made many fabrications and innovations.

The Leader further stressed that Banu Umayyads tribalised religion  and made all effort to extinguish Islam altogether. They were after leadership ever since from the beginning. They even said that Islam was established with blood of their forefathers and they must, therefore, take vengeance.

Mourning was performed after the sunset prayers led by Sheikh Zakzaky. later the leader closed the Sunday programme with a dua.

JKLF forms Shia-Sunni Coordination Committee


JNN 15 Dec 2010 : A Shia-Sunni coordination committee to promote unity among Muslims and ensure the smooth conduct of Muharram programs met in central Srinagar under the JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Tuesday.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) formed Shia-Sunni Corrdination Committee to promote unity among Muslims in Kashmir.

Representatives of the Jama’at-e-Islami, Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, Awami Action Committee, Anjuman-e-Shara’ee, Shiayan, National Peoples Party and Muslim League were among those who attended the meeting.

The panel made a forceful appeal to the Muslim community in Kashmir to maintain unity and amity, and to refrain from acts that encourage nefarious elements in their unholy designs.

It appealed to clerics of both sects to stress on unity during their sermons.

 

Bomb blasts kill 3, injure 32 in Iraq


JNN 15 Dec 2010 : One explosion struck a group of mourners west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The other bomb targeted a procession in the town of Khalis, north of the capital.

Attacks on Shia mourners have increased in war-ravaged Iraq in the lead-up to Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Ashura, the tenth day of the first month of the lunar calendar year Muharram, falls on December 16 this year.

Many devout Muslims across the world are also holding ceremonies to mourn the event which is one of the most important occasions on the Shia calendar.

On Ashura day, Imam Hussein (PBUH) and 72 of his companions were martyred while fighting for justice during Karbala battle in Iraq back in the year 680.

On Monday, four people were killed and 17 others wounded in a bomb attack on a group of pilgrims northeast of Baghdad.

Blasts kill Many Shias at Imam Hussein’s Mourning Procession in Iraq

Suicide attacks targeting a police checkpoint and a Shiite Muslim procession in western and central Iraq on Sunday killed over 20 people, including six policemen, police and a doctor said.

According to Iraqi police and hospital officials, the blasts occurred on Sunday near the provincial council building in Ramadi, Anbar’s capital, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad.

The first explosion was heard at 10 a.m. (0700 GMT), killing at least 17 people, among them six members of the police force.

At least 23 people have also been left wounded in the Sunday attack.

Only minutes later, a second bomb was found in a nearby parking lot. Police say they have detonated it in a safe area.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Government officials in Anbar, a former al-Qaeda stronghold, have frequently been targeted by militants.

The violence comes days before the climax of the Shia commemoration ceremony of Ashura on Thursday.

The tenth day of Muharram, which is known as Ashura, marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Every year on Ashura thousands of Muslims from all over Iraq and neighboring countries hold mourning ceremonies and many head for the holy city of Karbala, where the shrine of Imam Hussein (PBUH) is located.

Hotel suspends Muslim staff for Ehud Barak's Visit to Washington


 

JNN 15 Dec 2010 : Muslim employees in a hotel in Washington complain of discrimination as they were removed from the premises during Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s stay, a group representing them says.

A protest letter was handed over to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s management on Wednesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of the alleged discrimination towards their Muslim brethren, calling for an investigation.

Barak visited Washington on Dec. 10 and 11 and met with Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, among others, over the Israeli-Palestinian talks and the (illegal) settlement issue.

One supervisor at the hotel reportedly told a Muslim worker that the Israeli delegation “don’t want no (sic) face-to-face with Muslims.”

The hotel’s general manager said she told some employees not to come in after the State Department had found “irregularities” in routine background checks on them before the Israeli visit, Washington Post reported.

But the State Department spokesman Philip Crowley in defense said that the diplomatic security did not bar any person from the hotel. It failed to say that the Muslim employees were barred from floors where Barak was staying, as the complainers have alleged.

He only said that this was a “routine” check and added that there is “a lot of disinformation” surrounding the complaint from the employees, AFP reported.

“We do routine law enforcement background checks on all individuals who may have access to or working in the vicinity of the delegation or official that we’re protecting,” Crowley said.

“Where we have concerns based on these criminal record checks we may request that the hotel limits their staff access to the delegation,” he said.

The CAIR said it is awaiting a statement from the hotel before determining whether to file a complaint.

 

Hotel suspends Muslim staff for Ehud Barak’s Visit to Washington


 

JNN 15 Dec 2010 : Muslim employees in a hotel in Washington complain of discrimination as they were removed from the premises during Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s stay, a group representing them says.

A protest letter was handed over to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s management on Wednesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of the alleged discrimination towards their Muslim brethren, calling for an investigation.

Barak visited Washington on Dec. 10 and 11 and met with Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, among others, over the Israeli-Palestinian talks and the (illegal) settlement issue.

One supervisor at the hotel reportedly told a Muslim worker that the Israeli delegation “don’t want no (sic) face-to-face with Muslims.”

The hotel’s general manager said she told some employees not to come in after the State Department had found “irregularities” in routine background checks on them before the Israeli visit, Washington Post reported.

But the State Department spokesman Philip Crowley in defense said that the diplomatic security did not bar any person from the hotel. It failed to say that the Muslim employees were barred from floors where Barak was staying, as the complainers have alleged.

He only said that this was a “routine” check and added that there is “a lot of disinformation” surrounding the complaint from the employees, AFP reported.

“We do routine law enforcement background checks on all individuals who may have access to or working in the vicinity of the delegation or official that we’re protecting,” Crowley said.

“Where we have concerns based on these criminal record checks we may request that the hotel limits their staff access to the delegation,” he said.

The CAIR said it is awaiting a statement from the hotel before determining whether to file a complaint.

 

Iran terrorist attack claims 33 lives


JNN 15 Dec 2010  : At least 33 mourners commemorating the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam have been killed in a terror attack in the southeastern Iranian city of Chabahar.

Chabahar governor Ali Bateni said at least 33 people, including women and children, have been killed and many more wounded in the attack which occurred at the Imam Hussein mosque in Chabahar on Wednesday when Iranians were attending the religious Tasua ceremony.

Earlier reports put the number of those killed at 39.

Anti-Iran terrorist group Jundallah has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group obtained explosive belts from Saudi Arabia, Press TV has learned.

Over 95 people have also been injured in the attack, 14 of whom are in critical condition.

The United Nations, the United States, Britain, France and Jordan have condemned the attacks.

Bateni said security forces have arrested one of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack.

“Terrorists aimed to carry out their second attack in the midst of another group of mourners but the vigilance and timely reaction of the security and civil forces neutralized a good part of their plot,” IRIB website quoted Bateni as saying.

Officials say they have been receiving bomb threats over the past three days.

Meanwhile, an official with the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said three terrorists, who entered Iran from one of the neighboring countries, planned to carry out blind attacks in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

“One of them was killed in a clash with Intelligence Ministry forces,” IRIBNews quoted the informed source as saying.

The second terrorist was arrested when trying to escape the country, but unfortunately the third terrorist was able to carry out his attack, the Intelligence Ministry official said.

Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Ali Abdollahi said the perpetrators of the attack were supported by regional and US intelligence services.

“The equipment and backup of the terrorists behind the attack indicate that these individuals were supported by advanced regional and US intelligence services,” IRNA quoted Abdollahi as saying on Wednesday.

Iran terrorist attack claims 33 lives


JNN 15 Dec 2010  : At least 33 mourners commemorating the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam have been killed in a terror attack in the southeastern Iranian city of Chabahar.

Chabahar governor Ali Bateni said at least 33 people, including women and children, have been killed and many more wounded in the attack which occurred at the Imam Hussein mosque in Chabahar on Wednesday when Iranians were attending the religious Tasua ceremony.

Earlier reports put the number of those killed at 39.

Anti-Iran terrorist group Jundallah has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group obtained explosive belts from Saudi Arabia, Press TV has learned.

Over 95 people have also been injured in the attack, 14 of whom are in critical condition.

The United Nations, the United States, Britain, France and Jordan have condemned the attacks.

Bateni said security forces have arrested one of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack.

“Terrorists aimed to carry out their second attack in the midst of another group of mourners but the vigilance and timely reaction of the security and civil forces neutralized a good part of their plot,” IRIB website quoted Bateni as saying.

Officials say they have been receiving bomb threats over the past three days.

Meanwhile, an official with the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said three terrorists, who entered Iran from one of the neighboring countries, planned to carry out blind attacks in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

“One of them was killed in a clash with Intelligence Ministry forces,” IRIBNews quoted the informed source as saying.

The second terrorist was arrested when trying to escape the country, but unfortunately the third terrorist was able to carry out his attack, the Intelligence Ministry official said.

Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Ali Abdollahi said the perpetrators of the attack were supported by regional and US intelligence services.

“The equipment and backup of the terrorists behind the attack indicate that these individuals were supported by advanced regional and US intelligence services,” IRNA quoted Abdollahi as saying on Wednesday.