Sunday, April 15, 2012
British Peer Lord Nazir Ahmed suspended after 'offering £10m bounty on Barack Obama and George Bush'.
British Peer Lord Nazir Ahmed suspended after 'offering £10m bounty on Barack Obama and George Bush'.(TheTelegraph). Lord Nazir Ahmed, 53, who in 1998 became the first Muslim life peer, was reported to have made the comments at a conference in Haripur in Pakistan. A Labour Party spokesman said: "We have suspended Lord Ahmed pending investigation. If these comments are accurate we utterly condemn these remarks which are totally unacceptable." According to Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper Lord Ahmed offered the bounty in response to a US action a week ago. The US issued a $10 million reward for the capture of Pakistani militant leader Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group, who it suspects of orchestrating the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people died as terrorists stormed hotels and a train station. The British peer reportedly said: "'If the US can announce a reward of $10 million for the (capture) of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of £10 million (for the capture of) President Obama and his predecessor, George Bush." Lord Ahmed reportedly said he would arrange the bounty at any cost, even if he had to sell his own personal assets including his house.
He was said to have made the comments at a reception arranged in his honour by the business community of Haripur on Friday. A former Pakistani foreign minister and a provincial education minister were said to have been present at the reception. Lord Ahmed, who was born in Pakistan, became Baron Ahmed of Rotherham at the age of 40. In 2007 he was highly critical of the awarding of a knighthood to Salman Rushdie, claiming the author had "blood on his hands."
In its statement suspending Lord Ahmed the Labour Party said: "The international community is rightly doing all in its power to seek justice for the victims of the Mumbai bombings and halt terrorism." Lord Ahmed firmly denied offering a bounty, but said he had told the meeting that Mr Bush and former-Labour prime minister Tony Blair should be prosecuted for war crimes.
Speaking from Pakistan to the Press association he challenged the Labour Party to provide evidence for the suspension. He said: "They have suspended me? That's a surprise to me. I did not know. "I never said those words. I did not offer a bounty. I said that there have been war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan and those people who have got strong allegations against them - George W Bush and Tony Blair - have been involved in illegal wars and should be brought to justice. "I do not think there's anything wrong with that. If the Labour Party want to suspend me I will deal with the Labour Party. They will have to give me some evidence."Read the full story here.
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Taliban militants free 400 prisoners including 20'very dangerous Taliban militants' in dramatic attack on Pakistan jail.
Taliban militants free 400 prisoners including 20'very dangerous Taliban militants' in dramatic attack on Pakistan jail.(DailyMail).Taliban fighters armed with rocket-propelled grenades stormed a prison in north west Pakistan and freed 400 prisoners, it emerged today. The raid by more than 100 fighters was a dramatic display of the strength of the insurgency gripping the nuclear-armed country. Police said at least 20 of the inmates set loose were 'very dangerous'.Authorities fear the escaped prisoners may now rejoin the fight, giving momentum and a propaganda boost to a movement that has killed thousands of Pakistani officials and ordinary citizens since 2007. The attackers battled their way into the prison before dawn in the city of Bannu close to the Afghan border and near Peshawar. Bannu prison superintendent Zahid Khan said they used explosives and hand grenades to knock down the main gates and two walls. 'They were carrying modern and heavy weapons,' said Mr Khan. 'They fired rockets.' Once inside the building, the attackers headed straight to the area of the prison where death-row prisoners were being kept, he said. Police officer Shafique Khan said they fought with guards for around two hours, setting part of the prison on fire before freeing the 380 inmates, including at least 20 'very dangerous Taliban militants'. One escaped prisoner, Adnan Rashid, was on death row for his involvement in an assassination attempt against former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, said Zahid Khan. The prison in Bannu housed 944 inmates. A Taliban spokesman, Asimullah Mehsud, claimed the movement's fighters freed 1,200 of their comrades. The group is known to make exaggerated claims.Read the full story here.
Chicago Law Prof on Obama: "The Professors Hated Him because he was Lazy, Unqualified and Never Attended any of the Faculty Meetings".
Chicago Law Prof on Obama: "The Professors Hated Him because he was Lazy, Unqualified and Never Attended any of the Faculty Meetings"(GWP).The highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law spoke out on Barack Obama saying, “Professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings.” Doug Ross reported this and more: I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct. The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building.
He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).
This photo of Barack Obama teaching in Chicago was posted in February 2008 atPrestoPundit. In this class Barack Obama was teaching his students the principles of Saul Alinsky. Notice the flow chart indicating the flow of money and power out of productive businesses (“CORP”) and into the political class (“MAYOR”): The heading at the top reads “POWER ANALYSIS”. The sub-heading reads “RELATIONSHIPS BUILD ON SELF INTEREST”.
The symbol on the arrow between “CORP” and “MAYOR” is the “$” sign. Saul Alinsky came up with the idea of power analysis, which looks at relationships built on self-interest between corporations, banks and utilities. Barack Obama was teaching students in Chicago the Alinsky Principles. Of course, this is not a surprise. After watching the bribes, kickbacks, lies and threats this past year as Democrats fought to take over the health care industry, it’s obvious that the only subject Obama excels at is Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. More… Isn’t it a bit odd that the only photo we’ve seen of Obama teaching, he’s explaining the Alinsky principles? Comment: Note the date of this article-no MSM ever reported on this-yes, it is time to properly vet the candidates!!Hmmm.....The smartest Pres EVAH!Read the full story here.
“Military first ?”
N. Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Speaks Publicly For First Time.(Fox).North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spoke publicly for the first time Sunday, just two days after a failed rocket launch, praising his father Kim Jong Il’s “military first” policy during celebrations marking the 100th birthday of the nation’s late founder. Kim, who has been seen but not publicly heard since taking over after Kim Jong Il’s death in December, stepped to the podium to speak before tens of thousands of people gathered in Pyongyang’s main square for meticulously choreographed festivities meant to glorify his grandfather, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung. Kim Jong Un said the era when nuclear arms could be used to threaten his country was “forever over.” He called for strengthening the country’s “military first” policy by placing the “first, second and third” priorities on military might.
He said his country had built a “mighty military” capable of both offense and defense in any type of modern warfare. “Superiority in military technology is no longer monopolized by imperialists,” he said. Soldiers are more important than rockets and artillery, Kim said, and military officers should treat their troops “like brothers and sisters.” He said he is “heartbroken” that the rival Koreas have been divided for decades, and said North Korea “will cooperate with anyone” who truly wishes for reunification.
North Korea defied the U.S. and others Friday by firing a long-range rocket that space officials said was mounted with an observational satellite despite warnings against pushing ahead with the provocative launch. Washington and others say it was a covert test of long-range missile technology. Hours after the rocket splintered into pieces over the Yellow Sea, the country made an unusual admission of failure, but Kim did not mention the launch in his remarks Sunday. Kim Jong Un has since underlined the country’s “military first” policy with a budget that allocates a sizable chunk of funding to defense spending. International condemnation of the rocket firing was swift, including the suspension of U.S. food aid, and there are worries that the North’s next move could be an even more provocative nuclear test. The U.N. Security Council denounced the launch as a violation of resolutions that prohibit North Korea from developing its nuclear and missile programs. The council imposed sanctions on North Korea after its first nuclear test in 2006 and stepped up sanctions after its second in 2009.Read the full story here.
Saudi woman offers SR5 million for suitable husband that “appreciate marriage life.”(BM).CAIRO: A Saudi woman is offering SR5 million to get married — even if it is a misyar marriage (the couple lives separately and see each other to fulfill their needs when they please).
The woman has conditions which she will not reveal now. The main thing is that the new husband must “appreciate marriage life.”
The woman published her offer in the Saudi Arabic language magazine Roa, which and said she encouraged potential suitors to apply by e-mail or fax.
“Applicants should provide their contact number so the woman will contact them in case she agrees on the marriage,” the magazine said.
It quoted the woman as saying:”It does not matter whether the new husband is attracted to my money as the most important thing is that he must appreciate marriage life and marital duties … I am even ready to accept a misyar marriage and pay him SR5 million at once … he will live with me in my villa and must accept all my conditions which I will reveal to him later.”
The magazine said the woman was married before but that she divorced her husband because he “was greedy and wanted only money.“I made the wrong choice first time … I want to make the right choice now … my main obsession now is to marry … I am desperate to marry,” the woman said.
Misyar is permitted in Saudi Arabia and under Islam, though,misyar is not popular with many who see it as legalized prostitution.Women lose nearly all their rights in a misyar marriage and nearly 80 percent of misyar relationships end in divorce.There has been no follow up on the reply at press time.Hmmmm......Can Jewish people apply?Read the full story here.
IDF officer strikes activist with M-16 rifle.(YNet).Palestinians and leftist activists are claiming that a high-ranking IDF officer beat a foreign activist with his weapon in an incident documented in a youtube video. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit described the incident as "serious" and noted that a full and thorough investigation had been ordered. According to the activists, the event took place on Saturday when a group of Palestinians and left-wing activists were riding bicycles together in the Jordan Valley. They claimed that the IDF had prevented them from traveling on Route 90 and that the ride was in protest of the ban. According to the activists, some 20 minutes into the ride, they were stopped by an IDF force. They claim they had tried to resume the ride in a non-violent manner but were assaulted by the soldiers. At this point, the video shows an IDF officer, a lieutenant-colonel, striking one of the activists once with an M-16 rifle. Three activists were taken to hospital following the incident. One of the activists, who took part in the bicycle ride, said that the victim is a Danish citizen and that he had required stitches in his lip. She added that they were riding on Route 90 to protest the movement limitations and general harassment of Palestinians traveling on the road. She noted that the IDF officer seen beating the activist was the "most violent figure in the scene as well as the commanding force." A Palestinian woman and a Dutch activist were also injured in the incident, she said. The IDF Spokesperson's unit said in response the event was very serious and that the Central Command chief had ordered a thorough investigation. "The inquiry will examine the circumstances which led to the incident documented in the video. Lessons will be drawn and the necessary steps will be taken." Hmmmm......I've seen US police forces taking on protesters in a lot more violent ways.Read the full story here.
Lord Nazir Ahmed, British MP of Kashmiri origin has announced a £ 10 Million reward for the captor of US Pres Obama and his predecessor G.W. Bush.
Lord Nazir Ahmed, British MP of Kashmiri origin has announced a £ 10 Million reward for the captor of US Pres Obama and his predecessor G.W. Bush.(Tribune).HARIPUR: In an expression of solidarity with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin Lord Nazir Ahmed has announced a reward for the captor of US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush. He made the announcement at a reception arranged in his honour by the business community of Haripur on Friday. Former foreign minister Goher Ayub Khan, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) central leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmed and provincial Minister for Education Qazi Muhammad Asad were also present on the occasion. Lord Nazir said that the bounty placed on Saeed was an insult to all Muslims and by doing so President Obama has challenged the dignity of the Muslim Ummah. “If the US can announce a reward of $10 million for the captor of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of 10 million pounds on President Obama and his predecessor George Bush,” Lord Nazir said, adding that he would arrange the bounty at any cost even if he was left with the option of selling all his personal assets, including his house. Criticising the bureaucracy in Pakistan for its alleged corruption, he said a number of British investors had been mulling investment in Pakistan but the deep-seated culture of corruption had turned them off.Hmmmm........"Outreach to Muslims" not working so good it seems?Perhaps Obama should give the Palestinians and Pakistanis a few Billions more?Read the full story here.
German tourists filmed an aircraft and a super fast UFO above the water near the beach in Alcudia, Mallorca in Spain on April 11, 2012. Translation: “WOW, look at the second, how fast, how fast hes away! What was this, a fighter jet or what?”
Is it Contagious? Hillary Clinton went to party at La Havana, Cartagena.(Eluniversal). (GoogleTranslate).Rumba Cartagena spread up to the most Principals and occupied the world. In case anyone doubted it, late Saturday confirmed the second highest government official in the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who for those things fun, and perhaps more challenging, she did nothing less than the bar Havana and Cuban music. In these five years, Mrs. Clinton is the most famous visitor to have attended. She arrived at 12.45 at night between Saturday and Sunday, at the very time when African Brass band, the music group that performs all night is different Cuban rhythms and delight in the act to no more than a hundred people crowded the bar.
A few hours earlier had called Aimone to reserve a table for a special character, which I did not know exactly who he was, but that was careful to put a sign of "Busy" on the only table available at that time remained at the bar, right next to where it meets the Charanga. Shortly thereafter, all present were shaken his night when he realized who had arrived. Differently than it has been seen on the streets and public places where it has been, Clinton at the bar was less guarded, he was accompanied by a small group of bodyguards and, yes, more than a dozen friends to share. Secretary Clinton immediately flew into a son montuno, the pachanga and danzones interpreting by the 11 musicians of the group led by Master Felix Cano, a Carthaginian who founded it in 1999 but for unknown seems Cuban that his emotion and simplicity make the audience feel they were in Havana for Fidel and Raul Castro.A dozen beers, two glasses of whiskey and bottles of water came to the table of the illustrious visitor. When the toast she took three sips of Eagle and then continued with the water bottle, which was served just before get up and dance "I lost my wallet" by Junior Gonzalez and Larry Harlow, after which followed in the track, the rhythm of "Island of Enchantment", Hector Lavoe and "A Killing" Fajardo y sus Estrellas. Amid the rumba Hillary also took time to congratulate the musicians, to whom they passed and shook hands with each one, yes accompanied on either side of two bodyguards not lost even the slightest moment of their movements. At quarter past one Clinton ended the rumba in Havana. She returned to the streets of Cartagena, Colombia, and through these routes, more alone than ever, the security provisions that prevent the passage of cars, the U.S. official sought his hotel to rest, thinking of closing the Summit of the Americas Sunday. Inside the bar were the other rumba, including a group of reporters and photographers at that time rested from the long hours they have imposed on the sixth Summit of the Americas.This time the break was interrupted them to return to work behind Mrs. Clinton, including photographic equipment provided, just for a couple of young foreigners, one American, who was not so surprised to see his Secretary of State but knowing that professional photographers do not carry camera.Hmmmmm......."Let's Move together"?Read the full story here, for more pictures see original Here.
"Feeding the Crocodile" - Al-Qaeda-allied group al-Shabaab executed US-born jihadist Omar Hammami.(SomalilandSun).The al-Qaeda-allied group al-Shabaab executed US-born jihadist Omar Hammami on April 5th, according to unconfirmed Somali media reports. Hammami, known as Abu Mansour al-Amriki, said he feared for his life from other al-Shabaab leaders because of strategic and ideological differences in a statement released last month. According to Somalia's Gedo Online, Hammami was the only one absent from a recent meeting attended by top al-Shabaab leaders in Baraawe. Al-Shabaab reportedly hunted down Hammami after he left Marka in the Lower Shabelle region. He was reportedly beheaded on the spot and buried somewhere between Marka and Baraawe. According to the report, the alleged execution angered some al-Shabaab leaders, who accused al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane of ordering the execution. A group of foreign fighters and other top al-Shabaab members, including Fuad Mohamed Khalaf, also known as Fuad Shongoole, reportedly fled to the Galgala Mountains following the news of the execution. Other leaders who left upon hearing the news include Hassan Dahir Aweys and Mukhtar Robow, Gedo Online reported. Aweys recently accused other al-Shabaab leaders, including Godane, of shedding the blood of Muslims and murdering innocent civilians in the name of Islam. He described the actions of al-Shabaab's leaders as far removed from Islam. Somali analysts say the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab group is on the verge of splintering due to deepening internal divisions exacerbated by recent military setbacks.Hmmmm.....An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. ~ Sir Winston Churchill.Read the full story here.
Islamic 'Adult Breastfeeding' Fatwas Return.(MidleEastForum).By Raymond Ibrahim. Jihad Watch.April 12, 2012.Back in May 2007, Dr. Izzat Atiya, head of Al Azhar University's Department of Hadith, issued a fatwa, or Islamic legal decree, saying that female workers should "breastfeed" their male co-workers in order to work in each other's company. According to the BBC:
He said that if a woman fed a male colleague "directly from her breast" at least five times they would establish a family bond and thus be allowed to be alone together at work. "Breast feeding an adult puts an end to the problem of the private meeting, and does not ban marriage," he ruled. "A woman at work can take off the veil or reveal her hair in front of someone whom she breastfed."Atiya based his fatwa on a hadith—a documented saying or doing of Islam's prophet Muhammad and subsequently one of Sharia law's sources of jurisprudence. Many Egyptians naturally protested this decree—hadith or no hadith—though no one could really demonstrate how it was un-Islamic; for the fatwa conformed to the strictures of Islamic jurisprudence. Still, due to the protests—not many Egyptian women were eager to "breastfeed" their male coworkers—the fatwa receded, and that was that.However, because it was never truly rebutted, it kept making comebacks.
For instance, three years later in 2010, a high-ranking Saudi, Sheikh Abdul Mohsin al-Abaican issued a fatwa confirming that "women could give their milk to men to establish a degree of maternal relations and get around a strict religious ban on mixing between unrelated men and women." But unlike Atiya's fatwa, "the man should take the milk, but not directly from the breast of the woman. He should drink it [from a cup] and then [he] becomes a relative of the family, a fact that allows him to come in contact with the women without breaking Islam's rules about mixing."
Now, a report titled "Kuwaiti Activists: Husband Breastfeeding from Wife not Prohibited," published earlier this month by Arabic RT (see also Garaa News) opens by announcing that "The adult breastfeeding fatwa has returned once again to the spotlight, after Kuwaiti Islamic activists supported the adult breastfeeding fatwa issued by the Egyptian Salafi, Sheikh Jamal al-Murakbi [different from Al Azhar's Sheikh Atiya]. This time around, the Kuwaitis examined the adult breastfeeding fatwa in the context of relations between a man and his wife."
While the Kuwaiti sheikhs all essentially agree that the activity is not strictly forbidden according to Sharia—only "disliked" (literally makruh)—they are divided over the particulars:
- Sheikh Nazim Misbahi, head of the Fatwa Committee of the Islamic Heritage Revival Society in Kuwait, supports the decree, agreeing that "it is not forbidden [haram] for a man to breastfeed from his wife."
- Sheikh Bassam al-Shatti, a Sharia professor, specifies: "If the husband deliberately sucks to obtain milk from the breast of his wife, this is forbidden; however, if it happens unintentionally during foreplay with his wife, then there is no problem—though it is disliked according to the four schools" of Sharia.
- Sheikh Sa'd al-Anzi stressed that "if the man, while being intimate with his wife, sucks her nipples, it is nothing, considered foreplay; but if the milk reaches his mouth, he should spit out—even if goes down in his stomach," i.e., vomit.
This is precisely why, despite all the claims that Islam is perpetually being "misunderstood"—by terrorists, by "Islamophobes"—understanding what Islam commands and forbids is actually quite a simple matter: along with the Koran, determine what the prophet said in canonical hadiths.
It is, after all, no coincidence that the above mentioned Kuwaitis, like Sheikh Misbahi, were members of the delegation that recently went to ask Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti about Islam's position on churches in the Arabian Peninsula: the same source that compelled the Grand Mufti to declare that all churches must be destroyed, is the same source that advocates "adult breastfeeding": Muhammad and his teachings. All very straightforward, really.
Raymond Ibrahim is an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.This text may be reposted or forwarded so long as it is presented as an integral whole with complete information provided about its author, date, place of publication, and original URL.
Iranian Negotiator Dismisses Suspension of Iran's Nuclear Activities.(Fars).Tehran - Tehran's chief negotiator in the talks with the six world powers dismissed suspension of Iran's nuclear activities as impossible, saying that the plan to withdraw sanctions in return for a suspension of Iran's nuclear activities belongs to the past. Speaking to reporters after two rounds of talks with the six world powers in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday, Jalili rejected a suspension of Iran's 20-percent uranium enrichment, and said, "We embark on providing for our needs on the basis of our rights and within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)." He said raising such plans as "suspending Iran's nuclear activities in return for the removal of sanctions is a literature which belongs to the past". Asked if the six world powers showed flexibility in the Saturday talks, the Iranian negotiator stated, "The attitude that we observed was talks for cooperation and we consider it as to be positive." He described the Saturday negotiations as "progressive" compared with the last two rounds of talks, and said that "the opposite side had entered the talks with a positive attitude towards cooperation, and I believe that Mrs. Ashton's role is remarkable" in this regard. The last meeting between the two sides took place in Istanbul in January 2011. Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain and France plus Germany) had also held two rounds of multifaceted talks in Geneva in December 2010. Jalili said the world powers had replaced their confrontation approach with an approach based on talks and cooperation in the Saturday talks in Istanbul. Jalili and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton chaired the two sides' delegations in the negotiations. Both sides voiced satisfaction with the talks and agreed to meet in Baghdad on May 23 to continue negotiations.Jalili and Ashton's deputies, Ali Baqeri and Helga Schmid, are due to draft an agreement on mutual cooperation prior to the Baghdad meeting. Jalili said cooperation would cover a wide range of issues in various fields, "and nuclear cooperation will be just one of them". Read the full story here.
Turkish President Abdullah Gül calls Freedom Party leader Wilders islamophobe.(Expatia).In an interview with Dutch mass-circulation daily De Telegraaf, President Gül said Mr Wilders represents an extreme voice, which feeds radicals.” He continued, saying because of Wilders “a negative us-against-them climate is developing in the whole of Europe, which is laying the foundation for ethnic religious discrimination.” Nevertheless, the president said he would shake the hand of the leader of the anti-Islam party if he met him. President Gül is in the Netherlands on a three-day trip in the coming week to mark 400 years of relations between Turkey and the Netherlands at the invitation of the Dutch government. A number of months ago, Mr Wilders said President Gül was not welcome in the Netherlands as far as he was concerned. In 2010, Turkey decided not to receive a parliamentary delegation which included Wilders. At the time, a Turkish spokesperson said that Wilders was “such a fascist that besides in Turkey, he would not be welcome in other European capitals.” In response, Geert Wilders has indicated that President Gül’s comments do not bother him. “Turkish humour: Christian-teaser, Kurd-basher, Hamas-friend and Islamist Gül complaining about tolerance.” Read the full story here.