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Sunday, February 6, 2011

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • HT:Aina.Egypt's Christians Say They Are Being Excluded From Opposition Negotiations.Several Coptic organizations have been taking part in the demonstrations, believing that change in Egypt is coming and they have to be there. They perceive their participation will put weight and balance the scales for a secular state.Activist Rami Kamel, one of those responsible for the Coptic Youth Movement, said thousands of its members participated in all protests and in all areas, including the "Day of Departure" demonstrations on February 4, which called for the immediate ousting of Mubarak, and confirmed their intention to do so, until all demands of protesters are met. He added they joined the demonstrations the first day. "We have to get rid of the President, and his regime, which was the cause of the decline of Egypt economically, socially, and caused all the sectarian problems suffered by the Copts."After President Mubarak bowed to international pressure and the ongoing daily protests asking for his departure, he declared that he would not seek reelection but would finish his current term. Mubarak appointed a vice-president and brought in a new government which called on all parties to join in a dialogue for the future. All parties have been invited to take part in this dialogue except for the Copts.This has angered Copts world-wide, especially since they believe their January demonstrations all over Egypt after the bombing of the Two Saints Church in Alexandria on New Year's Eve (AINA 1-2-2011) was the spark that ignited the present uprising "by breaking down the barrier of fear." This view is also held by the Coptic Church, whose Bishop Anba Suriel of Melbourne told "The Australian" on February 5 that "he believes the nascent revolution began with the New Year massacre of 23 Copts."For his part, Coptic Dr. Naguib Gabriel, head of the Egyptian Federation of Human Rights Organization, addressed Major Omar Suleiman, Vice-President of the Republic, urging him to include the Copts in the dialogue with the national authorities, initiated by the Vice President on Wednesday, on grounds that the Copts are part of the national community, and must participate in decision-making, particularly in the constitutional committee.Gabriel stressed in his message to the Vice-President, which was aired on some TV channels this morning, that it is not possible under any circumstances to exclude Copts from the national dialog. He pointed out that many Coptic youth were killed and wounded since the beginning of the January 25th Youth Movement, demanding with their compatriots constitutional, legislative and social reforms. He wondered how could the Muslim Brotherhood can be invited for dialogue and not the Copts, who comprise 15-20% of Egypt's population.Coptic Pope Shenouda III said on Egyptian state TV two years ago that the number of Copts in Egypt exceed 12 million. "This is based on baptisms and marriages in addition to lists of families in the church registers all over Egypt," said Father Antonius Isaac of St. Mary's Church in the Mohandeseen area of Cairo. "This number does not include Copts in small villages and hamlets who have no church and have never seen a priest, due to the government policies of limiting church building."The main Coptic demands are a new secular and democratic constitution without the second Article of the present Egyptian Constitution, which states that Islamic Sharia is the source of legislation, and which makes them second class citizens."We are at least 15-20% of the Egyptian population and we demand proportionate representation and definitely no restrictions on church building," said activist Joseph Armanious. "We also demand what all other Egyptian protesters are asking for, but these demands come on top."The Coptic Church had called on its followers not to join in the protests, angering many Copts who decided not to follow the soft attitude of their church towards the regime, saying that it only has to limit itself to spiritual matters. Faced with the pressure of the defiant Coptic youth, the church was later forced to relax its stance and allowed Copts to join but only in "peaceful protests, in a civilized manner and within the law."Asked in a television interview with CNN on January 31, Coptic business Tycoon Naguib Saweiress, who has been appearing recently as a Coptic leader, praised the "Facebook Uprising" as he also called it, but cautioned that "one has to watch the Muslim Brotherhood of not hijacking this uprising." This view is shared by all Copts and Muslims who do not agree with Egypt becoming an "Islamic Caliphate."Hmmmm.....And now you know what the future "leaders" of Egypt expect from the Copts"Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die".Obama not only betrayed Mubarak but also the Christian population of Egypt, so far the acts of this selfconfessed Christian! Read the full story here.

  • In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood reverses course, agrees to talks on transition.CAIRO - The Muslim Brotherhood reversed course in Egypt early Sunday and said it would send representatives later in the day to begin talks on a government transition.The talks would be the first between the government and the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in Egypt. Egypt's opposition groups had fractured Saturday over an invitation to talks from Vice President Omar Suleiman, as President Hosni Mubarak gave little indication that he is willing to cede the levers of power.Suleiman met Saturday with representatives from several opposition parties. But both the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group, and Mohamed ElBaradei, the chosen spokesman of anti-Mubarak demonstrators, refused to attend. A council of prominent Egyptian "wise men," respected leaders who the Obama administration had hoped would bless the talks, also stayed away after Mubarak held a morning cabinet meeting on the economy that they took as a signal he has no intention of relinquishing his job.Hmmmmmm........."Wise men" How about the "Christian men" why are they excluded?Read the full story here.

  • HT:T-Room.SPECIAL REPORT. Obama’s gambit: Holding Egypt for Holder.Editor’s Note: For eleven days now, citizens of Egypt have taken to the streets demanding the removal of their repressive dictator Hosni Mubarak. Today, they are protesting in front of the Presidential Palace. The people of Egypt want this man gone and who can blame them after living under such oppressive tyranny for nearly 30 years. By all accounts from reputable journalists, not the propaganda talking heads, the United States appartchik has played a rather significant role in training, mobilizing and funding the youth of Egypt to rise up and demand Mubarak’s immediate departure (see Archives of Daily Specials to read the numerous articles detailing the US involvement). Yet, when the protests heated up the US started playing footsie with these citizens lives, 300 dead and counting, rather than taking a principled position and practicing what they preach ad nauseum -- “We are committed to building democracies around the globe thereby giving the people their rights and freedom.” So why the footsie game? Could the US appatchik be stalling the removal of their puppet Mubarak for other nefarious reasons? Many “real” journalists are avid students of the history of US relations with Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen to name a few, and are offering thoughtful insights. However, few appear to be connecting the US apparatchiks torture and rendition policies, beginning in the nineties, to the current US double talk. Following are two reports: first is a recent report produced by Global Reports detailing “Obama’s block on the US Torture Probe” and, the second, a “Special Report-Obama’s gambit: Holding Egypt for Holder” by investigative journalist Wayne Madsen of Wayne Madsen Reports. Maybe these two well founded and documented reports will shed some light on the very real reasons for the US Appartchik’s current double talk.Hmmmmm......."What did i say a number of days ago"?All their dirty laundry will come out in the daylight and the Islamist are going to have a hayday!Read the full story here.HT:AmnonAndJonathan.

  • Iran begins behind closed door trial of three American hikers accused of spying.An Iranian court began closed-door proceedings against three Americans accused of spying and held for 18 months.Authorities in the Tehran Revolutionary Court imposed a blanket ban on observers, including Swiss Ambassador Livia Leu Agosti who represents U.S. interests in Iran.The Americans - Sarah Shourd, her fiance Shane Bauer and friend Josh Fattal - were detained in July 2009 along the Iraqi border.Ms Shourd was released on $500,000 bail in September arranged through the Gulf nation of Oman, which maintains close ties to the West and Iran.The two men have remained in Tehran's Evin Prison.It was unclear if the two men were in the Revolutionary Court, which deals with state security issues.Last week, Iran officially demanded that Shourd should return for the trial, but she has stayed in the U.S.She had been living with Bauer in Damascus, Syria, where she worked as an English teacher and he was a freelance.Hmmmmm.......The one that got away.Read the full story here.

  • HT:AOW.Celebrate The Ronald Reagan Centennial.Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004).Mike's America is holding a celebration of the date: "Happy 100th Birthday Ronald Reagan."Also see this essay over at Reaganite Republican: "Ronald Reagan @ 100: Portrait in Courage."Also from Reaganite Republican, check out these top 25 Ronald Reagan quotes:"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Hmmmm......Amen!Read the full story here.

  • HT:Ross'sRightAngle.Thousands’ of Indonesian Islamists In Egypt – PKS Up To Its Neck in Upheaval!Well, in case anyone had any doubts, the word is out, straight from the horse’s mouth.Foreign Islamist extremists are overtly interfering in Egypt’s turmoil. It IS an international Islamist endeavour!And this is no scare story put out by RRA, or David Horowitz, or Jihad Watch. The ultra-Islamist PKS HQ right here in Jakarta is boasting about it. Here’s the Jakarta Globe story 4/2/11.Indonesia’s Prosperous Justice Party said on Friday that thousands of its members were in Cairo supporting the uprising against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.Anis Matta, secretary general of the Islam-based party, known as the PKS, said the party cadres were helping to provide logistics for the demonstrators, with another 45 families expected to depart soon.“Most of our cadres there are actually university students. They are organized well. Some of them have also organized Indonesian citizens currently living in Cairo to help the protesters,” Anis said.Incidentally, for overseas readers, the PKS is part of President SBY’s ruling coalition government here. Their most prominent leader is Titaful Sembiring, who gained international notoriety for his famous (non) handshake with Michelle Obama last year!Hmmmm.....Obama"Indonesia is an example of religious tolerance"Their motto "There can be only one"?Read the full story here.

  • HT:EmergingCorruption.Islam and the Prospect of World War Three.By Alan Caruba.“I against my brother, I and my brother against our cousin. I, my brother and our cousin against the neighbors. All of us against the foreigner.”– Bedouin proverb.Almost from its beginning, Islam has been a religion divided by warring camps. The tragedy of Islam is that Muslims are far more likely to die at the hands of their co-religionists than by those outside their faith. All religions have their sects and divisions, but Islam’s history is particularly defined by the violence that began shortly after the death of its founder, Mohammed.If the turmoil in Egypt is about freedom than recent history gives little evidence that Arabs have any talent for it. Iran is a prison-nation. Syria is ruled by the son of its former dictator. Hamas rules Gaza. Monarchies. Et cetera.I am beginning to think that the world is actually witnessing a repeat of the dispute between the two main branches of Islam, the Shias (also called Shiites) and the majority Sunnis. Meanwhile, in Egypt the killing of Christian Copts continues unabated while Iraqi Christians are being driven from that nation.When the prophet Mohammed died in 632 AD, what followed was a struggle for control of Islam. Sunni Muslims, the largest of the two branches, believe that Ali, a cousin of Mohammed, was the fourth and last of the “rightly guided caliphs”, successors to Mohammed. Shias believe that Ali should have been the first caliph.Here’s where it gets very odd. The line of Mohammed’s direct decedents through Ali ended in 873 CE when the last Shia Imam, Muhammed al-Mahdi disappeared within days of inheriting the title of caliph. He was four years old at the time! Shias refused to believe he had died, concocting a story that he was merely “hidden” and would return. This latter version of Shia is the heart of Iranian Islamic theology which includes the belief that, in order to facilitate his return, the world must first sink into complete chaos with massive loss of life, a kind of Islamic Armageddon. Thus, the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran is looked upon by Sunnis and everyone else as truly a matter of life or death on a global scale. It would be the prelude to World War Three. Sunnis take their lead from Saudi Arabia where the royal family is seen as the protectors of the faith and the two most holy sites of Islam, Mecca and Medina.President Obama’s insistence that the Muslim Brotherhood play a role in any future government of Egypt ignores the fact that it is sworn to kill Christians and Jews or make them dhimmi, subject to taxes and humiliation.In its own words the Brotherhood’s guiding principles are, “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”Those who rule Egypt are sorting out their difficulties and will resume power, but while all eyes are on the land of the pharaohs, it is Iran that threatens World War III.Hmmmm......And so far every step Obama takes brings us closer to World War III!Read the full story here.

  • HT:TheAstuteBloggers.By Reliapundit.Ten reasons why it's completely reasonable to doubt President Obama's parentage and suspect his real father is Frank Marchal.Friends have asked me to summarize why I think Frank Marshall Davis is Obama's real father.First off there's this: why did his mother go to Chicago to become an au pair for the summer of 1960 (we know this was when she went from a passage in Obama's memoir) - her family's first summer in Hawaii? Her family was from Kansas and Washington state - with no known connections to Chicago at all. Why would her parents allow her to go there. Certainly not to work for some unknown family in some unknown neighborhood.Frank Marshall Davis was from Chicago - and Davis's white wife was from a rich Chicago family.Perhaps the Davises made the connection. While in Chicago, Davis was connected to the Jarrett's and the Ayers. Maybe young Stanley Ann Dunham even babysat for young Billy Ayers - he would have been about 10 or 11.That would mean that the Dunham's and the Davis's were friends YEARS before the "official version" which claims that Davis was a poker playing buddy of the old man Stanley Dunham - but they're hardly birds of a feather - except for their left-wing politics.Now go and read the full story and other points here .

  • HT:BigGovernment.Judge Halts Implementation of California Cap and Tax.Thanks to Ronald Reagan’s legacy and a legal miscalculation by leftist environmentalists, this week a California judge stopped the implementation of California’s Cap and Trade law: better known as Cap and Tax. This is the same type of carbon trading that Al Gore has hawked for years, but failed to get through the most radical Democrat Congress in generations. That’s how bad it was. Of course, that didn’t stop whacked out California from passing a Draconian version of the same job killing scheme.To add insult to injury, the so called “republican” Governor Schwarzenegger signed the bill into law in 2006. It was opposed by the Chamber of Commerce and most sane taxpayers (admittedly, CA doesn’t have enough of those). The opponents claimed that the law would drive out business to other states and dramatically increase the cost of energy. Energy costs would, of course, be passed on, driving up the cost of everything else-in the midst of the nation’s worst recession.The voters of California even had an opportunity last year to put the brakes on it at the ballot box with Proposition 23, but the environmental left spent millions fighting the proposition. It wouldn’t even have scrapped the whole law, but only would have suspended the Cap and Tax until state unemployment dropped below 5.5% for four consecutive quarters. The proposition was defeated overwhelmingly. Considering our unemployment rate is well over 12% here, the California voters essentially supported assisted economic-suicide of their own state.It took two forces working together to finally defeat Cap and Tax: a group of radical Lefties and Ronald Reagan to put the brakes on this law.A challenge to the law, based on other environmental laws, specifically CEQA, (the California Environmental Quality Act), finally prompted a judge to halt the law’s implementation. CEQA says that legislation that has an impact on the economy or the environment has to be analyzed for less destructive alternatives. Such an analysis was not adequately done according to the judge. CEQA was signed by then Governor Ronald Reagan. (May he rest in peace.)Ironically, the group that brought the legal challenge to the law was not the coalition of businesses that would be directly affected. It was a group of racist, enviro-whackos calling themselves, the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment, abbreviated CRAP. This group claims to defend minorities from the ravages of the environment. The reason that CRAP filed the lawsuit is that they thought the legislation was too business friendly.ead the full story here.

  • HT:BigPeace.VMI Scrubbing Information On Conference ‘Celebrating’ Islamic Invasion and Occupation of Spain After Big Peace Report.Yesterday I reported on an upcoming conference at the Virginia Military Institute celebrating the Islamic invasion and brutal 781-year occupation of Spain entitled “711-2011: East meets West“. Apparently stung by our report and a deluge of angry callers this morning, VMI is furiously scrubbing the “celebration” language from all the event materials and trying to portray this as a military and academic event to irate callers, who are reportedly being told that it never was a “celebration” and that Big Peace has deliberately misconstrued the event.But if this event was never intended as a “celebration” of the invasion and brutal (one could rightfully claim genocidal) occupation of Spain by Tariq ibn Ziyad, as the school is now claiming, why was the event listed as a “celebration”? Yesterday, the event announcement on VMI’s website read we celebrate the 1300th anniversary of Tariq ibn Ziyad’s crossing of the Straits of Gibraltar, setting into motion the fusion between two worlds. The agenda will tell the vital story of the achievements when Muslims, Christians, and Jews thrived side by side in Western Europe, building a society that lit the Dark Ages. Experts will discuss how to transform education, promote tolerance, political reform, and advance human development so that we can emulate the spirit and triumphs of the early years.Callers are also being told that both points of view will be represented at the conference, however, a review of the speaker list shows no indication of anyone critical of the “Islamic Spain under occupation as model of tolerance” viewpoint. When one conference panel is dedicated to the topic of “‘Al-Andalus’ – an ageless Model of Tolerance“, it seems unlikely that discussions of the Cordoba martyrs (those Christians who were killed by the Islamic occupiers for refusing to publicly renounce the claim that Jesus was the Son of God) or the 1066 massacre of the Jews in “tolerant” Cordoba will be forthcoming.It’s always the cover-up that gets you in the end.Hmmmm.......You can't fool all the people all of the time?Read the full story here.

  • Turkish army to train Syrian army.Turkey and Syria have agreed on training of Syrian army by Turkish military, sources said on Monday. Sources told the Anatolia news agency that Turkey's Deputy Chief of General Staff Aslan Güner visited Damascus, Syria in December and debated training of Syrian army.During his visit, Guner participated in Turkey-Syria High-Level Military Dialogue Meeting. Sources said two countries debated training of armed forces during the meeting.In this context, the two countries also discussed in detail the training of Syrian soldiers by Turkish soldiers.Some circles think that Syrian army, which had been an ally of the former Soviet Union for years, could assume western style in case Syrian soldiers are trained by Turkish soldiers.Turkish and Syrian army came to the brink of war in 1998 as Syria sheltered the terrorist organization PKK. However, the two countries launched a cooperation against the PKK with the Adana Agreement signed the same year and defined as the turning point of Turkish-Syrian political relations. After the agreement, Syrian security forces staged many operations against the terrorist organization.Relations between Turkish and Syrian armies have been boosted with reciprocal visits of officers, and the two armies have exercised joint operations in recent years.Yes, that's right. A NATO member is going to train the army of a country allied with Iran, at war with Israel, recently caught trying to build a nuclear weapons' facility, sponsoring terrorists in Iraq that kill Americans, and being the patron of Hamas and Hezbollah.Hmmm......What's the relation between Turkey ....Obama who supports them and Iran,Hamas and Hezbollah?Get Turkey out of Nato now!Read the full story here.HT:RubinReport.

  • Babies behind bars: Turkey's unique policy for incarcerated mothers.A university and two nongovernmental organizations launch a project at Bakırköy Women's Prison to help inmates who are incarcerated with their young children. According to project leaders, Turkey is the only country where children younger than 6 stay with their mothers in prison, a situation they say is unacceptable.The question of whether it is healthier for a child to grow up without a mother present, or to be raised in prison next to an incarcerated mother, is a difficult one to answer.Turkey’s unprecedented approach to this dilemma is to allow children below the age of 6 to stay behind bars with their mothers. But no one has determined how they might be affected later in life by this situation.According to figures provided by the Justice Ministry, as of six months ago, 479 “innocent inmates” were living inside the country’s prisons with their mothers.Three women – one academic and two representatives of nongovernmental organizations – who were in frequent touch with inmates for different research purposes started wondering about the children in this situation. This led them to prepare a project with the support of Istanbul’s Doğuş University and the Netherlands Consulate General and with assistance from two graduate students in clinical psychology.The group first examined the Bakırköy Women’s Prison Correctional Facility in Istanbul. “Kids in prison live isolated from the sunlight, from men, vehicles, dogs and streets, but, on the other hand, we know very well that mother-child bonding is essential,” said Aslı Aktaş Mitrani from Doğuş University’s Psychology Department.Birgül Haznedaroğlu, a Civilian Society Association representative at the Department of Corrections and a clinical psychologist, noted that the children are separated from their mothers at the age of 6 and must leave the prisons.“These children are living with people who have criminal records or pasts. They see and take after such people,” said Giray.Hmmmmmm.......Truly Turkey is a lightning example for Egypt!No wonder they are nominated the worst human rights violators!Obama's best friends by the way!Read the full story here.

  • HT:HIDF.Sanskrit: The Mother of All Languages.The one which is introduced or produced in its perfect form is called Sanskrit. The word Sanskrit is formed from “sam + krit” where (sam) prefix means (samyak) ‘entirely’ or ‘wholly’ or ‘perfectly,’ and krit means ‘done.’ Sanskrit was first introduced by Brahma to the Sages of the celestial abodes and it is still the language of the celestial abode, so it is also called the Dev Vani.The phonology (the speech sound) and morphology (the science of word formation) of the Sanskrit language is entirely different from all of the languages of the world. Some of the unique features of Sanskrit are:Read the full story here , more here.

1 comment:

  1. Will,
    First, let me thank you for the link. I appreciate it!


    In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood reverses course, agrees to talks on transition.

    But of course! The Brotherhood see which way the wind is blowing now.

    I do expect Obama to give his full endorsement to the Brotherhood. Oh, not right away. But it's gonna happen. Watch for it!


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