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Recently realsed papers illustrated how the Britain secretly backed the ‘Freedom Fighters’ now relabelled ‘Terrorists’ in Afghanistan. In other words we created this mess and now the whole world has to pay the price and work on solving it. Just like Britain caused the problem of Palestine and Kashmir.

Surely people should have learnt not to meddle with other peoples internal affairs, especially when previous experiments have caused hundreds of thousands of lives to date.

Technically the UK and USA are responsible for all the attacks committed or alleged by Al-Qaeda, as they fed, cultured and created ‘Al-Qaeda’.

Here are some quotes from the report:

“So long as they remained in forward positions, they would need some defensive equipment, possibly including surface to air missiles to defend themselves against air attack.”

It was said at the meeting: “If one of the objectives of the West in this crisis was to keep the Islamic world aroused about the Soviet invasion, that would be served by encouraging a continuing guerrilla resistance.”

Sir Robert said although a border war should be avoided, “so long as Afghans were ready to continue guerrilla resistance, and Pakistan was prepared at least to acquiesce in Pakistani territory being a base for such activity, the West could hardly refuse to provide support, where it could do so with suitable discretion”.

The Germans were legally unable to supply arms, but the US, UK and France agreed to help the Mujahideen.
Soon afterwards Dr Brzezinski visited Pakistan and wrote to the Cabinet Office: “I was impressed by the determination of the Pakistanis, and also with the Afghan resistance fighters – the Mujahidin – whom I encountered during my visit to a refugee camp on the frontier.

“I am convinced we have something solid to work with in frustrating Soviet ambitions toward the south.”

“We trust the Western leaders are prepared for the enormous beneficial possibilities that could just possibly open up if the Afghan rebellion were to succeed.”

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Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has said attempts to indict him for war crimes could derail peace efforts in the Sudanese region of Darfur.

Prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) could also have a “catastrophic impact” on regional stability, he said.

The ICC is trying to indict Mr Bashir over attacks in war-torn Darfur.

Sudan has rejected the allegations, and African nations have urged the UN to block any prosecution.

But ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, who asked judges to issue an arrest warrant against Mr Bashir in July, said last week that he will continue to push for charges.

He said he had evidence that Mr Bashir was controlling attacks against civilians in Darfur.

Local people had been raped and killed by both the Sudanese army and Janjaweed pro-government militias, he said.

The ICC is expected to rule on how to proceed before the end of this year.

‘Negative signal’

The Darfur rebellion began in 2003 when mostly non-Arab groups took up arms against the Arab-dominated government in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, accusing it of discrimination.

Up to 300,000 people have been killed and as many as 2.5 million have been forced from their homes.

Mr Bashir’s government has denied mobilising the Janjaweed militias, accused of widespread atrocities against Darfur’s black African population, and on Thursday he said any prosecution could derail peace efforts.

“It impedes the Darfur peace talks by sending negative signals to Darfur rebel movements to distance themselves from the negotiating table,” he said during a diplomatic summit in Accra, Ghana.

“It also threatens the democratic transformation in Sudan where political parties have braced themselves for elections next year, and will have a catastrophic impact on stability in the entire region,” he said.

But he added: “In spite of all this I wish to affirm our commitment to implement the peace agreements and settle the Darfur conflict through negotiations.” 

Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7650123.stm)

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I have always maintained that ‘two wrongs do not make a right’.  On the one hand the West accuses Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of war crimes but on the other hand fails to even speak of indictment of US President George W Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who both authorised an illegal war in Iraq, without the approval of the UN and any concrete prove that Iraq had violated any international law that warranted an illegal occupation of another country.

As a result according to the “Iraq Body Count” almost a million Iraqi civilians have died since 2003. We have not even added the millions already killed due to the sanctions imposed by the West on Iraq after the first Gulf War. As General Tommy Franks of the US Army declared “We don’t do body counts“.

The US does not do body counts because they know the West is above the law they proclaim to uphold. There is only one law that the West upholds and that is the law of ‘Self-Interest’.

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An alleged Holocaust denier has been arrested by police after flying into Heathrow Airport in London.

The Met Police’s extradition unit detained Australian Frederick Toben under an EU warrant issued in Germany.

He is accused of publishing material on the internet between 2000 and 2004 that “denies, approves of or plays down the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis”.

Mr Toben, 64, later appeared before City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court and was remanded in custody.

A further hearing will take place on Friday.

He told the court he did not consent to extradition and would fight attempts to send him to Germany.

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Mr Toben, who had been in transit from the US to Dubai at the time of his arrest, represented himself at the hearing.

He said his apprehension had been an abuse of process.

The arrest warrant alleges that Mr Toben committed the offence in Australia, Germany and other countries, and that the material is also “of an anti-Semitic and/or revisionist nature”.

It was issued by a court in Mannheim, Germany, where Mr Toben was given a 10-month jail sentence in 1999 after publishing a newsletter which denied the mass extermination of Jews in gas chambers at Auschwitz.

Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7646556.stm)

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What happened to free speech? The Australian ‘Fredrick Toeben’, was previously given a 10 month jail sentence in Germany for ‘incitement and insulting the memory of the dead’. What about  the controversial cartoon artist ‘Kurt Westergaard’ who created the cartoons of Mohammed and depicting him as blood thirsty terrorist or the editor of the Jyllands Posten ‘Roger Köppel’, who actually authorised the publication of those cartoons or even the Dutch politician ‘Geert Wilders’ who made the film ‘fitna’, calling all Muslims who believe in Islam as terrorist.

All of the above can be charged with ‘incitement and insulting the memory of the dead’.

It seems free speech is about what the West feels passionate or guilty about and not about what the rest feel passionate about.

As Henry Ford proclaimed in his Autobiography ‘You can have any colour you want, as long as its black’

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Two thirds of newspaper stories in the UK portray British Muslims since 2000 as `a threat` or `problem,` according to new research.

A forty-page report, entitled Images of Islam in the UK, showed that the press in the UK increasingly utilize negative and stereotypical imagery about Muslims.

The authors, the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, found that British tabloids and broadsheets sought to engage with the “routine, everyday coverage of British Muslims” over and above the coverage which occurred around key events.

Coverage of British Muslims was also shown to have increased significantly year on year, and by 2006 had reached a level twelve times higher than that in 2000.

The authors describe how such a coverage generated a momentum all of its own, “lasting well beyond and independent of” newsworthy events.

At the same time, the report found that the context in which British Muslims were portrayed was of a consistently negative nature.

The main focus for a third of stories on British Muslims was either terrorism or the ‘war on terror.’

Eleven per cent of all stories focused on Muslim extremism, while in stark contrast, only 5 per cent covered “attacks on or problems for British Muslims.”

The notion of Islamophobia was said to have “scarcely featured as a news topic” in 2001 and 2005.

A significant yet subtle shift in stories involved a steady increase in the proportion which focus on religious and cultural differences, to such a degree that by 2008 these stories had overtaken terrorism as the single largest subject matter.

It was argued that this change in focus reflects the shift in British government policy, under the cloak of its “community cohesion” 
framework, which quietly insinuates that ‘British’ and ‘Muslim’ are mutually exclusive identities.

The consequence was that coverage about anti-Muslim racism and attacks on British Muslims has vastly reduced from 10 per cent in 2000 to only 1 per cent in 2008.

In comparison with four of the five most common story threads associating Islam and Muslims “with threats, problems or in opposition to dominant British values,” only 2 per cent suggested “that Muslims supported dominant moral values.”

In particular, the report highlighted a number of articles which frame Britain as “becoming a place of Muslim-only, ‘no-go’ areas, where churches were being replaced by mosques, and Sharia law would soon be implemented.”

The perception of Islam as a threat or a problem was further enhanced by the choice of descriptive language in the articles surveyed.

The most common nouns employed in relation to Islam or Muslims were ‘terrorist’ or ‘extremist’ whilst the most widely used adjectives included ‘fanatical’, ‘fundamentalist’, ‘radical’ and ‘militant.’

Overall, “references to radical Muslims outnumber references to moderate Muslims by 17 to one” and was consistently used by both broadsheet and tabloid newspapers. –IRNA

Source: http://mathaba.net/news/?x=605956


A man and a woman have been charged with murder in the UK. The provocation for this brutal and inhumane act was an alleged queue jumping in a supermarket.

It’s a sad state of affairs when one cannot feel safe even when queuing to pay for your daily shopping.

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