Yemen Releases Hundreds of Huthi Shi'as


JNN 01 Jan 2011 : Yemen began to release hundreds of northern Huthi Shi’a prisoners on Thursday following Qatari mediation, the Shia and security officials said.

“The authorities on Thursday began releasing the (Zaidi) prisoners,” said a source close to the group, indicating that the decision would affect about 1,000 detainees.

A security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the release and added that “President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered for 400 prisoners to be released in the first stage.”

Witnesses in Saada, the northern Shia stronghold, reported that about 150 prisoners had already arrived in the town.

The members from the Zaidi Shia group, also known as Huthis, have been engaged in sporadic fighting with government forces since 2004.

The prisoner release comes just days after a Qatari delegation arrived in Yemen in a bid to consolidate a fragile peace deal reached in February between the Sanaa government and the Huthis.

The truce has largely held, although a car bomb stuck a religious procession in a Shiite bastion in the northern province of Al-Jawf province on November 24, killing 15 people.

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Yemen Releases Hundreds of Huthi Shi’as


JNN 01 Jan 2011 : Yemen began to release hundreds of northern Huthi Shi’a prisoners on Thursday following Qatari mediation, the Shia and security officials said.

“The authorities on Thursday began releasing the (Zaidi) prisoners,” said a source close to the group, indicating that the decision would affect about 1,000 detainees.

A security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the release and added that “President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered for 400 prisoners to be released in the first stage.”

Witnesses in Saada, the northern Shia stronghold, reported that about 150 prisoners had already arrived in the town.

The members from the Zaidi Shia group, also known as Huthis, have been engaged in sporadic fighting with government forces since 2004.

The prisoner release comes just days after a Qatari delegation arrived in Yemen in a bid to consolidate a fragile peace deal reached in February between the Sanaa government and the Huthis.

The truce has largely held, although a car bomb stuck a religious procession in a Shiite bastion in the northern province of Al-Jawf province on November 24, killing 15 people.

Israel's Ex-President Convicted on Rape Charges


JNN 01 Jan 2011 : The Tel Aviv district court on Thursday convicted Katsav on two counts of rape and other sex abuse charges, declaring that the ex-president’s version of events was “riddled with lies.”

The verdict was handed down more than four years after complaints surfaced severe sexual offenses against his employees.

Katsav was convicted of raping and sexually abusing a former employee from the tourism ministry. He was also convicted of sexually harassing two other women from the president’s residence.

The year-long trial took place almost entirely behind closed doors on Thursday morning.

The verdict came one year and a half after the start of his trial and 12 years after allegedly committing the first of the offenses with which he was charged.

The conviction means Katsav will face a minimum of four years in prison.

The 65-year-old Katsav resigned in 2007 and was replaced by Shimon Peres.

Israel’s Ex-President Convicted on Rape Charges


JNN 01 Jan 2011 : The Tel Aviv district court on Thursday convicted Katsav on two counts of rape and other sex abuse charges, declaring that the ex-president’s version of events was “riddled with lies.”

The verdict was handed down more than four years after complaints surfaced severe sexual offenses against his employees.

Katsav was convicted of raping and sexually abusing a former employee from the tourism ministry. He was also convicted of sexually harassing two other women from the president’s residence.

The year-long trial took place almost entirely behind closed doors on Thursday morning.

The verdict came one year and a half after the start of his trial and 12 years after allegedly committing the first of the offenses with which he was charged.

The conviction means Katsav will face a minimum of four years in prison.

The 65-year-old Katsav resigned in 2007 and was replaced by Shimon Peres.

ISO's rally to condemn the Blast at Karachi University


JNN 1 Jan 2011 Karachi : Imamia Student organization (ISO) on Wednesday condemned the blast in Karachi University (KU), and urged the government to immediately take action against the miscreants involved in the bomb blast during Zohar prayers at KU.

They further demanded the government to provide them the separate Mosque to Shia students and staffers inside the Karachi University for prayers and remove the Rangers from Karachi University over their failure to maintain the peace of the University.

These demands were made by the participants of the protest rally organized by ISO at Karachi University to condemn the bomb blast attack on worshippers on yesterday.

The protest rally was took out after the Zohar prayers from the spot of blast to silver jubilee gate were large number of activist and sympathizers of ISO gathered and chanted the slogans against the administration and law enforcement agencies over their failure to control the unlawful activities in Karachi University.

While addressing to the participants the leaders of ISO said that the recent bomb blast was the result of the presence of the outlawed sectarian organizations in the university saying that the main target of the miscreant’s was the activists of ISO.

They also said that the blast ripped off as the activists of ISO stand up to offer noon prayer in the lawn of main cafeteria of the university. They disclosed that the bomb was planted at the worship place of ISO activists, where workers of ISO used to offer the noon prayers daily.
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They pointed out that that they have informed the administration of the Karachi University about the extremist elements presence in various student organizations but administration did not take any action and due to their negligence the extremist managed to complete their unlawful act, and create panic and harassment among the student and especially Shia students.

The leaders criticized that a complete wing of rangers deployed in the University has failed to arrest the terrorist involved in terrorists activities and alleged that they are reluctant to provide the security to students and maintaining the law and order situation in the University.

The angry protestor disperse after the peace full protest and hoped that the administration and law enforcement agencies will deploy extra ordinary security measure to foil the conspiracies to destroy the peace of Karachi University.

 

ISO’s rally to condemn the Blast at Karachi University


JNN 1 Jan 2011 Karachi : Imamia Student organization (ISO) on Wednesday condemned the blast in Karachi University (KU), and urged the government to immediately take action against the miscreants involved in the bomb blast during Zohar prayers at KU.

They further demanded the government to provide them the separate Mosque to Shia students and staffers inside the Karachi University for prayers and remove the Rangers from Karachi University over their failure to maintain the peace of the University.

These demands were made by the participants of the protest rally organized by ISO at Karachi University to condemn the bomb blast attack on worshippers on yesterday.

The protest rally was took out after the Zohar prayers from the spot of blast to silver jubilee gate were large number of activist and sympathizers of ISO gathered and chanted the slogans against the administration and law enforcement agencies over their failure to control the unlawful activities in Karachi University.

While addressing to the participants the leaders of ISO said that the recent bomb blast was the result of the presence of the outlawed sectarian organizations in the university saying that the main target of the miscreant’s was the activists of ISO.

They also said that the blast ripped off as the activists of ISO stand up to offer noon prayer in the lawn of main cafeteria of the university. They disclosed that the bomb was planted at the worship place of ISO activists, where workers of ISO used to offer the noon prayers daily.
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They pointed out that that they have informed the administration of the Karachi University about the extremist elements presence in various student organizations but administration did not take any action and due to their negligence the extremist managed to complete their unlawful act, and create panic and harassment among the student and especially Shia students.

The leaders criticized that a complete wing of rangers deployed in the University has failed to arrest the terrorist involved in terrorists activities and alleged that they are reluctant to provide the security to students and maintaining the law and order situation in the University.

The angry protestor disperse after the peace full protest and hoped that the administration and law enforcement agencies will deploy extra ordinary security measure to foil the conspiracies to destroy the peace of Karachi University.

 

Wahhabi Terrorists Killed Fifty Imams and Muftis in North Caucasus


JNN 01 Jan 2010 : Renowned islamologist Roman Silantyev cited statistics according to which about fifty Islamic spiritual leaders were killed in the North Caucuses for fighting against Wahhabism.

“Almost 50 people were killed. These people could have formed a big muftiat,” he said in the The Faith and the World program on the Voice of Russia radio.

According to the islamologist, there are few such people left in Russia: “they are killed almost every month, losses is some muslim boards are irreplaceable, the greater number of people who were able to actively fight against Wahhabism have been killed.”

“Others are demoralized and stopped opposing or just deserted to the enemy. The situation is critical,” Silantyev believes.

He is satisfied that Russian authorities ordered to give security guards to Muslim spiritual leaders in the North Caucasus, “or we can just stay without allies.”

How Zionist lobby shapes UK politics


JNN 01 Jan 2010 : The wealthy Jewish lobby in Britain working under the title of the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) has been tipped as the Conservative Party’s paymaster.

The CFI as described by British political analysts is beyond doubt the most well- connected and probably the best funded of all Westminster lobbying groups. It works in support of the interests of the Israeli regime.

The CFI’s finances may be legal but they are hardly transparent as the lobbying group is an unincorporated association. This is how the British media report about CFI’s financial transactions.

The register of MPs’ interests shows that CFI board members and their businesses gave the Conservatives over 2 million pounds in the last 8 years.

The reports also say more than 30,000 pound from CFI members went to campaign funds of the members of Prime Minister David Cameron’s team when he was first elected as the party leader in2005.

Also in 2005, Cameron himself had received 15,000 pound from a pro-Israeli lobby facilitator. The facilitator had also donated 50,000 pounds to the Conservative Central Office.

“Donations from all CFI members and their businesses to the Conservative Party of Britain have topped over 10 million pounds over the past 8 years”, according to reliable sources inside the UK.

Here’s an example of how the pro-Israeli lobby works in the UK.

After the 22-day Israeli war on the Gaza Strip a fact-finding team was appointed to conduct an inquiry into the war and identify the culprits.

A few weeks since the UN was to vote on a resolution following judge Goldstone’s report who condemned Israel for abusing human rights in Gaza, the CFI ran up to now foreign secretary William Hague office and after consulting with David Cameron, he gave them this quote:

“Unless the draft resolution is redrafted to reflect the role that Hamas played in starting the conflict we would recommend that the British government vote to reject the resolution”.

But, it was under former Prime Minister Tony Blair that the Israel lobby first acquired real influence in government.
Former chairman of the Labour friends of Israel John Mandelson boasted:

“Zionism is pervasive in new Labour, it’s automatic that Blair will come to Labour friends of Israel’s meetings”.

Shortly before Blair became Labour party leader in 1994 he met Michael Levy the pop music millionaire at a social event arranged by the Israeli embassy. They became friends, played tennis and Levy became Blair’s fundraiser. It’s estimated that he raised almost 15 million pounds for Labour before the row over cash for peerages.

When Tony Blair became prime minister in 1997, he awarded Michael Levy a life peerage and made him his special envoy to the Middle East, but because Levy was unpaid and working directly to the prime minister, what he negotiated between the Israeli entity and Arabs on behalf of Britain was kept secret.