Shia Educationist Targeted In D I Khan District


JNN 05 Jan 2011 D I Khan : Professor Munir Hussain Sherazi was shot martyred in Dera Islamil Khan (D.I.Khan) by the terrorists of Banned  Wahabi organizations Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists.

Professor Munir Hussain Sherazi embraced Shahadat as a result of on going Target Kiling  by the terrorists on Monday at 2 pm, when  he was going to his home from his job.

Majlis Wehdat Muslimeen (MWM) Central General Secretary Maulana Raja Nasir Abbas strongly condemns the target killing of Shia educationist Professor Munir Hussain Sherazi.

He said that Professor Munir Hussain Sherazi was dedicated for the Literacy in the  Masses through his services in the educational institution saying that some elements want to kill the educated people in the country to fulfill their evil design.

He said that the continuous genocide of Shia Muslims across the country has the questioned mark on the performance of Government and law enforcement agencies.

Raja Nasir Abbas demanded of the government to immediately arrest the terrorists, who on the directives of United States and Israel killing the innocent shia Muslims.

Shia Educationist Targeted In D I Khan District


JNN 05 Jan 2011 D I Khan : Professor Munir Hussain Sherazi was shot martyred in Dera Islamil Khan (D.I.Khan) by the terrorists of Banned  Wahabi organizations Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists.

Professor Munir Hussain Sherazi embraced Shahadat as a result of on going Target Kiling  by the terrorists on Monday at 2 pm, when  he was going to his home from his job.

Majlis Wehdat Muslimeen (MWM) Central General Secretary Maulana Raja Nasir Abbas strongly condemns the target killing of Shia educationist Professor Munir Hussain Sherazi.

He said that Professor Munir Hussain Sherazi was dedicated for the Literacy in the  Masses through his services in the educational institution saying that some elements want to kill the educated people in the country to fulfill their evil design.

He said that the continuous genocide of Shia Muslims across the country has the questioned mark on the performance of Government and law enforcement agencies.

Raja Nasir Abbas demanded of the government to immediately arrest the terrorists, who on the directives of United States and Israel killing the innocent shia Muslims.

'US, EU sacrifice POOR for Rich'


 

JNN 05 Jan 2011 : The US and European governments try to resolve their economic crisis by exerting economic pressure on low-income people and offering more money to the banks, an analyst says.

“The crisis is in some measure being contrived in order to once again turn the distribution of wealth around and take money from the people who do not have much and give it to those that do,” said Ian Williams of Foreign Policy in Focus in an interview with Press TV.

“The first response in all of these crises is we must squeeze the workers, we must fire workers and employees and we must keep on giving money to bankers,” he added.

Williams further noted that US policies have been one of the major causes of this whole crisis.

“What the Federal Reserve has been doing is lending money at almost zero interest-rate to banks who then lend it to consumers at anything from 10to 20 percent,” he pointed out.

“It is not boosting the economy; it is not putting money into circulation. It is redistributing it within the system,” Williams concluded.

On Tuesday, the US Federal Reserve policy-setting panel said the worsening debt crisis in Europe could hamper America’s economic recovery. It also expressed concern over the devastated US housing market.

Fed officials say they view the American economy as modestly improving, but the recovery remains subject to some downside risks. They fear that if Europe’s banking and debt crisis persists, it would exacerbate such risks.

Last month, the Fed maintained its $600 billion asset-purchase program to accelerate the US economic recovery.

 

‘US, EU sacrifice POOR for Rich’


 

JNN 05 Jan 2011 : The US and European governments try to resolve their economic crisis by exerting economic pressure on low-income people and offering more money to the banks, an analyst says.

“The crisis is in some measure being contrived in order to once again turn the distribution of wealth around and take money from the people who do not have much and give it to those that do,” said Ian Williams of Foreign Policy in Focus in an interview with Press TV.

“The first response in all of these crises is we must squeeze the workers, we must fire workers and employees and we must keep on giving money to bankers,” he added.

Williams further noted that US policies have been one of the major causes of this whole crisis.

“What the Federal Reserve has been doing is lending money at almost zero interest-rate to banks who then lend it to consumers at anything from 10to 20 percent,” he pointed out.

“It is not boosting the economy; it is not putting money into circulation. It is redistributing it within the system,” Williams concluded.

On Tuesday, the US Federal Reserve policy-setting panel said the worsening debt crisis in Europe could hamper America’s economic recovery. It also expressed concern over the devastated US housing market.

Fed officials say they view the American economy as modestly improving, but the recovery remains subject to some downside risks. They fear that if Europe’s banking and debt crisis persists, it would exacerbate such risks.

Last month, the Fed maintained its $600 billion asset-purchase program to accelerate the US economic recovery.

 

Record number of British embrace Islam


 

JNN 05 Jan 2011 : A new study reveals that the number of British people converting to Islam has almost doubled in the past decade despite western media’s attempts to portray a negative image of the divine religion.

The study carried out by the inter-faith think-tank Faith Matters estimates that nearly 100,000 Muslim converts are now living in the UK, with as many as 5,000 new conversions nationwide each year, the daily Independent reported.

Previous estimates had placed the number of Muslim converts in the UK at between 14,000 and 25,000.

Meanwhile, data from the Scottish 2001 census estimated that there were 60,699 converts living in Britain in 2001.

Fiyaz Mughal, director of Faith Matters, admitted that coming up with a reliable estimate of the number of converts to Islam was notoriously difficult.

“This report is the best intellectual ‘guestimate’ using census numbers, local authority data and polling from mosques,” he said.

“Either way few people doubt that the number adopting Islam in the UK has risen dramatically in the past 10 years”, said the director of Faith Matters.

Asked why people were converting in such large numbers he replied: “I think there is definitely a relationship between conversions being on the increase and the prominence of Islam in the public domain. People are interested in finding out what Islam is all about and when they do that they go in different directions. Most shrug their shoulders and return to their lives but some will inevitably end up liking what they discover and will convert.”

Batool al-Toma is an Irish born convert to Islam of 25 years who works at the Islamic Foundation and runs the New Muslims Project.

Batool said she believed the new figures were “a little on the high side”.

“My guess would be the real figure is somewhere in between previous estimates, which were too low, and this latest one,” she said.

“I definitely think there has been a noticeable increase in the number of converts in recent years. The media often tries to pinpoint specifics but the reasons are as varied as the converts themselves”, said Batool.

Inayat Bunglawala, founder of Muslims4UK, which promotes active Muslim engagement in British society, said the figures were “not implausible”.

“It would mean that around one in 600 Britons is a convert to the faith,” he said. “Islam is a missionary religion and many Muslim organisations and particularly university students’ Islamic societies have active outreach programs designed to remove popular misconceptions about the faith”, he said.

Islam is one of the easiest religions to convert to. Technically, all a person needs to do is recite the Shahada, the formal declaration of faith, which states: “There is no God but Allah and Mohamed is his Prophet.” A single honest recitation is all that is needed to become a Muslim, but most converts choose to do so in front of at least two witnesses, one being an imam.

 

US national debt climbs to $14 trillion


JNN 05 Jan 2011 : The US national debt has climbed to a record high of over $14 trillion amid concerns that the figure might surpass the debt ceiling set by the Congress.

The US Treasury reported on Tuesday that the national debt gained over $1 trillion since June, soaring to $14.02 trillion on December 31 from $13 trillion on June 1, as a fresh showdown between Democrats and Republicans looms large in deciding how the government should avert defaulting on its obligations, CBS News reported.

According to new statistics, the national debt stood at a whopping $14,025,215,218,708.52 – or $126,632 for every American taxpayer.

Meanwhile, concerns are running high that the increase could finally hit the statutory debt limit of $14.294 trillion set by the Congress and signed into law by US President Barak Obama in February last year.

Republicans, who have constantly campaigned on the platform of fiscal responsibility, have vowed to block an increase in the US debt ceiling, insisting that federal spending and unfunded government liabilities on entitlement programs should be slashed.

Last year, the US Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion.

However, if the Congress does not vote to raise the debt limit this year, the likelihood of the governments’ default on its financial obligations would significantly increase.

The impact on the state of the US economy would be “catastrophic” if the federal government defaulted on its financial obligations, said White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee.

“That would be the first default in history caused purely by insanity,” he emphasized.

The report comes as the worsening economic recession and vaulting debt crisis continue to wreak havoc in the US economy

 

US national debt climbs to $14 trillion


JNN 05 Jan 2011 : The US national debt has climbed to a record high of over $14 trillion amid concerns that the figure might surpass the debt ceiling set by the Congress.

The US Treasury reported on Tuesday that the national debt gained over $1 trillion since June, soaring to $14.02 trillion on December 31 from $13 trillion on June 1, as a fresh showdown between Democrats and Republicans looms large in deciding how the government should avert defaulting on its obligations, CBS News reported.

According to new statistics, the national debt stood at a whopping $14,025,215,218,708.52 – or $126,632 for every American taxpayer.

Meanwhile, concerns are running high that the increase could finally hit the statutory debt limit of $14.294 trillion set by the Congress and signed into law by US President Barak Obama in February last year.

Republicans, who have constantly campaigned on the platform of fiscal responsibility, have vowed to block an increase in the US debt ceiling, insisting that federal spending and unfunded government liabilities on entitlement programs should be slashed.

Last year, the US Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion.

However, if the Congress does not vote to raise the debt limit this year, the likelihood of the governments’ default on its financial obligations would significantly increase.

The impact on the state of the US economy would be “catastrophic” if the federal government defaulted on its financial obligations, said White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee.

“That would be the first default in history caused purely by insanity,” he emphasized.

The report comes as the worsening economic recession and vaulting debt crisis continue to wreak havoc in the US economy