Anti-U.S. allies back Iran nukes



Anti-U.S. allies back Iran nukes



From combined dispatches
    HAVANA — Developing countries yesterday wrapped up a multinational summit with North Korea charging that U.S. threats drove it to acquire deterrent atomic weapons and Iran winning solid support for its nuclear ambitions.
    Iran, Venezuela and Cuba joined North Korea in leading efforts to forge an anti-U.S. alliance. Summit leaders, in a statement on Iran, “reaffirmed the basic and inalienable right of all states to develop research, production and use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.”
    They warned that any attack or threat against any nuclear facility used for peaceful purposes was a violation of international law.
     North Korea took the opportunity to assail the United States for unilateral actions against individual countries and called for a revitalization of the 118-nation Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
    “The United States is attempting to deprive other countries of even their legitimate right to peaceful nuclear activities,” said North Korea’s second-ranking leader, Kim Yong-nam.
    Mr. Kim blamed Washington for “threatening Korea using all sorts of maneuvers, accusing it of being part of an ‘Axis of Evil.’”
    He added: “Korea has nuclear arms as a deterrent to firmly guarantee the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the region.”
    The leaders’ statement on Iran, released as the meeting ended, was an updated version of a document adopted in May at a NAM ministerial meeting in Malaysia.
    They stressed that the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency found that all nuclear material declared by Iran had been accounted for.
    Governments with friendly ties to Washington, among them India, Pakistan, Chile, Peru and Colombia, sought to steer the summit away from confrontation and finger-pointing at the United States.
    “I do not see this summit as anti-U.S.,” Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told reporters. “NAM has been set up not to be anti-any country.”
    The NAM leaders called for a negotiated settlement to the nuclear dispute with Iran. The United States is pushing for sanctions to force Tehran to stop producing enriched uranium, which can be used both for both nuclear power and atomic weapons.
    Leaders took turns on the podium to decry global poverty, unfair trade practices and “arbitrary” actions by the United States and other powerful nations that they complained controlled the United Nations.
    In a concrete result, nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan agreed to resume formal peace negotiations that were frozen after the July train bombings in Bombay that killed nearly 200 people.
    Cuban President Fidel Castro, a symbol of opposition to Washington, was scheduled to preside over the summit, but was too ill to attend.
    Mr. Castro received U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a dressing gown in his hospital room. The 80-year-old communist leader, who took power in a revolution in 1959, ceded power temporarily to his brother, Raul, on July 31 after undergoing surgery to stop intestinal bleeding.
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with his penchant for banter and controversy, dominated the summit opening Friday, pledging support for Iran if it is attacked by the United States.
    Other countries called for moderation. A Colombian delegate said friendlier nations had tried to soften the anti-U.S. content of the final statement.
    The summit brought together some states not only impatient with what they see as a U.S.-dominated United Nations, but eager to strengthen the NAM as an alternative and to foster cooperation within the Third World.
    “The United States is turning the Security Council into a platform for imposing its policies. … We should reinforce NAM, and it should play its role more efficiently,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday at the summit.
    

Palestinian leaders call for halt to attacks on churches

There have been calls from the leadership of the Palestinian territories to halt the attacks on Christian churches, which followed Pope Benedict’s comments on Islam.

Palestinian Prime Minister and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has denounced the spate of attacks on churches in Gaza and the West Bank.

The attacks entered their third day yesterday, with assailants setting a tyre ablaze in one church and throwing rocks and molotov cocktails at another.

They follow earlier attacks where militants had unleashed a volley of gunfire at Gaza’s oldest church.

In the West Bank town of Nablus, gunmen had lobbed molotov cocktails at four different churches.

In Bethlehem, Palestinian police say they have beefed up security around the city’s churches.

The Pope has appeared in public to say the remarks he made about Islam which sparked fury across the Muslim world did not in any way reflect his personal views

‘Remarks Not My Views’

 

Updated: 18:52, Sunday September 17, 2006

The Pope has appeared in public to say the remarks he made about Islam which sparked fury across the Muslim world did not in any way reflect his personal views. Benedict XVI had been under pressure to make a personal apology following a controversial speech he made in Germany on Tuesday.In the Somalian capital Mogadishu an Italian nun was attacked and killed by gunmen. Sources said there was a very high possibility the incident was linked to the speech.The Pope told a crowd at his summer retreat at Castle Gandolfo, ltaly, he was “very upset and sorry” his remarks had caused such a reaction.“This was a citation from a medieval text which doesn’t express in any way whatsoever my personal opinion,” he said.He said the speech had been an “invitation to… frank and sincere dialogue”.In it, he referred to criticism of the Prophet Mohammed by a 14th-century Byzantine emperor.The passage said everything Mohammed brought was evil “such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached”. Using the terms “jihad” and “holy war”, the Pope said violence was “incompatible with the nature of God”.

 

Initially Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said the apology was sufficient. “We consider that the new statements represent a retreat from what went before. We can consider them a sufficient apology, even if we had wanted the Pope to outline his ideas and vision of Islam,” said deputy leader Mohammed Habib. However, later the brotherhood appeared to change its mind and said the Pope had not made a “clear” apology.The Muslim Council of Britain welcomed the Pope’s explanation.

A spokesman said: “We very much welcome the Pope’s statement in which he made it clear that his own views do not in any way accord with those of the 14th century emperor.

“This is a very important clarification that we had been seeking. Had this caveat been included in the Pope’s original speech it may have prevented this controversy in the first place.”Demonstrations by Muslims around the world saw effigies of the Pope burned and threw doubt over the his planned visit to Turkey in November, with the country’s Prime Minister insisting the comments must be withdrawn.It was also revealed the national security level in Italy had been stepped up in the wake of threats to the pontiff from Islamic groups. 

Israel: Few months to avoid nuclear Iran

Israel: Few months to avoid nuclear Iran

Foreign Minister Livni tells CNN’s Late Edition ‘the crucial moment is not the day of the bomb, but the day in which Iran will master the enrichment’; adds: I believe that this is time for sanctions
Reuters

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said on Sunday that the world may have as little as “A few months” to avoid a nuclear Iran and called for sanctions.  “The crucial moment is not the day of the bomb. The crucial moment is the day in which Iran will master the enrichment, the knowledge of enrichment,” she said on CNN’s “Late Edition.”

  Livni, whose country is the only Middle East power possessing nuclear weapons, said she did not want to identify a point of “No return” in the controversy over Iran’s nuclear program.  The Iranians, she said, “Are trying to send a message that it’s too late, you can stop your attempts because it’s too late. It’s not too late. They have a few more months,” She said.  “The world cannot afford a nuclear Iran,” Livni said. “I believe that this is time for sanctions.”  Iran, whose president last year called for Israel to be “Wiped off the map,” denies it is seeking nuclear weapons.  ‘Maybe Abbas can be strengthened’  Livni said Israel would like to help strengthen the more moderate elements within the Palestinian Authority—such as President Mahmoud Abbas—at the expense of the militant Hamas movement, which swept to power after winning January elections.  Livni called on the international community to unite to make Hamas take certain steps as a prelude to talks. She did not specify the steps, but did mention Israel’s demand that Hamas release an Israeli soldier captured in June.  “If the international community shows determination in the next few weeks, maybe this is the moment in which Abu Mazen can be strengthened and Hamas will have to do something,” she said, referring Abbas.

  Abbas and Hamas, which seeks Israel’s destruction, accused each other on Sunday of trying to derail a planned unity government that Palestinian officials hope will lift Western sanctions imposed after Hamas’ election victory.  Abbas and Livni will both be in New York to attend the UN General Assembly in the coming week.   

 

 

Next Attack Imminent: Muslims ordered to leave the United States —- BREAKING NEWS —-Not confirmed

Exclusive to Canada Free Press and Northeast Intelligence

Next Attack Imminent:
Muslims ordered to leave the United States

By Paul L. Williams& David DastychSaturday, September 16, 2006 Urgent news from Abu Dawood, the newly appointed commander of the al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan:Final preparations have been made for the American Hiroshima, a major attack on the U. S.Muslims living in the United States should leave the country without further warning.The attack will be commandeered by Adnan el Shukrijumah (“Jaffer Tayyer” or “Jafer the Pilot”), a naturalized American citizen, who was raised in Brooklyn and educated in southern Florida.The al Qaeda operatives who will launch this attack are awaiting final orders. They remain in place in cities throughout the country. Many are masquerading as Christians and have adopted Christian names.Al Qaeda and the Taliban will also launch a major strike (known as the “Badar offensive” against the coalition forces in Afghanistan during the holy month of Ramadan.The American people will be treated to a final audio message from Osama bin Laden which will be aired within the next two weeks.The announcements from Abu Dawood were obtained by Hamid Mir, the only journalist to interview Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Taliban leader Mullah Omar in the wake of 9/11. Mir earlier reports regarding the resurgence of the Taliban with support from Iran and an unofficial truce between President Pervez Musharraf and al Qaeda have been panned out by the press in recent months.Mr. Mir interviewed Dawood on September 12 at the tomb of Sultan Mehmud Ghaznawi on the outskirts of Kabul. Dawood and the al Qaeda leaders who accompanied him were clean-shaven and dressed as Western reporters. The al Qaeda commandeer had contacted Mir by cell-phone to arrange the meeting. The contents of the encounter are as follows:Q: How did you have my local mobile number?A: We watched you on Geo TV walking in the mountains near Kabul with British troops. You were embedded with our enemies. We were sure that you are staying in one of the few hotels or guest houses in Kabul. We were looking for you in Serena and Intercontinental hotels, but then some Taliban friends informed us that they had your phone number and you might visit them in Zabul [an Afghani province]. We got your number from Commander [Muhsen] Khayber. [Khayber was responsible for a homicide bombing in Casablanca that killed 32 people]. Don’t worry about that. We will not make any harm to you. We just want to warn you that you better don’t take any rides in the tanks and humvis of the Western Forces; they are not safe for any journalist in Afghanistan.Q: Thanks for your concern; can I know your name?A: Yes my name is Abu Dawood, if you remember, we have already met in Kunar two years ago, but at that time I had a long beard, now I have a small one. You were there in the mountains, close to Asadaabad [a small village in the Kunar province of eastern Afghanistan] and you met some Al Qaeda fighters. I was among them.Q: OK. I just want to say that I am a journalist, I have to speak to both sides of a conflict, for getting an objective view and that is why I was traveling with the British troops; now I am sitting with you and that is my real job. I have interviewed Osama bin Laden as well as Condoleezza Rice, General Pervez Musharraf and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan. I hope you will appreciate my objective approach?A: You have claimed to be objective, but you and your TV channel have always given much time to the propaganda of our enemies. Anyhow, it was our moral responsibility to warn you that you better try to avoid traveling with the British, American, Canadian, French, Spanish and Italian troops in Afghanistan, we will target all of them, we don’t want that people like you suffer by our attacks, it is not good for you, and at least you should not be killed with the enemies of Islam. I am sure, brother Khayber have informed you that the Taliban will launch a big operation against the Crusader Forces, in the holy month of Ramadan; don’t come to Afghanistan in Ramadan. You will see a lot of fadaee amalyat ["suicide bombings"] in coming days, Kabul will become a graveyard of NATO and ISAF.Q: Yes Khayber told me about the “Badar operation” in Ramadan. I think you are an Afghani but you are not a Talib, are you a member of Al Qaeda?A: You are right. But we are with the Taliban, just helping them, fighting under their command. Every Al Qaeda fighter can become a Talib, but every Talib cannot become Al Qaeda.Q: So where is Sheikh Osama bin Laden?A: I don’t know exactly, but he is still in command of Al Qaeda, and he is in contact with his Mujaheddin all over the world.Q: Why there was no new video statement from him, in last two years?A: Because the CIA can feed his fresh picture to the computers fitted on their Predator planes, and these planes can get him, like Nek Muhammad or Akbar Bugti. But he has released many audio messages this year. Listen to him carefully. Don’t underestimate his warnings. America is playing with the security of Muslims all over the world, now it is our turn again. Our brothers are ready to attack inside America. We will breach their security again. There is no timeframe for our attack inside America; we can do it any time.Q: What do you mean by another attack in America?A: Yes a bigger attack than September 11th 2001. Brother Adnan [el Shukrijumah] will lead that attack, Inshallah.Q:Who is Adnan?A: He is our old friend. The last time, I met him in early 2004, in Khost. He came to Khost from the North Waziristan. He met his leaders and friends in Khost. He is very well known in Al Qaeda. He is an American and a friend of Muhammad Atta, who led 9/11 attacks five years ago. We call him “Jaffer al Tayyar” ["Jafer the Pilot"]; he is very brave and intelligent. Bush is aware that brother Adnan has smuggled deadly materials inside America from the Mexican border. Bush is silent about him, because he doesn’t want to panic his people. Sheikh Osama bin Laden has completed his cycle of warnings. You know, he is man of his words, he is not a politician; he always does what he says. If he said it many times that Americans will see new attacks, they will definitely see new attacks. He is a real Mujahid. Americans will not win this war, which they have started against Muslims. Americans are the biggest supporters of the biggest terrorist in the world, which is Israel. You have witnessed the brutality of the Israelis in the recent 34-day war against Lebanese civilians. 9/11 was a revenge of Palestinian children, killed by the US-made weapons, supplied to Israel. The next attack on America would be a revenge of Lebanese children killed by US-made cluster bombs. Bush and Blair are the Crusaders, and Muslim leaders, like Musharraf and [Afghani President Hamid] Karzai are their collaborators, we will teach a lesson to all of them. We are also not happy with some religious parties in Pakistan and Egypt, they got votes in the name of Mujaheddin, and then, they collaborated with Musharraf and [Egyptian President] Hosni Mubarak. Now look at all of them, Musharraf and Karzai don’t trust each other, the CIA and ISI don’t trust each other, all the hypocrites and enemies of Mujaheddin are suspecting each other; this help to us is coming from Heavens. Allah is with us.Q: But if you attack inside America again, then Muslims living in America will face lot of problems, why would you like to create new problems for your brothers and sisters?A: Muslims should leave America. We cannot stop our attack just because of the American Muslims; they must realize that American forces are killing innocent Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq; we have the right to respond back, in the same manner, in the enemy’s homeland. The American Muslims are like a human shield for our enemy; they must leave New York and Washington.Q: But your fighters are also using the American Muslims as their shield, if there are no Muslims in America, then there would be no Al Qaeda, may be the Americans would feel safer?A: No, not at all. We have a different plan for the next attack. You will see. Americans will hardly find out any Muslim names, after the next attack. Most of our brothers are living in Western countries, with Jewish and Christian names, with passports of Western countries. This time, someone with the name of Muhammad Atta will not attack inside America, it would be some David, Richard or Peter.Q: So you will not attack America, until Muslims are there?A: I am not saying that, I am saying that Muslims must leave America, but we can attack America anytime. Our cycle of warnings has been completed, now we have fresh edicts from some prominent Muslim scholars to destroy our enemy, this is our defending of Jihad; the enemy has entered in our homes and we have the right to enter in their homes, they are killing us, we will kill them.Long time investigative journalist, Paul L. Williams is the author of such best-selling books as The Dunces of Doomsday, The Al Qaeda Connection , Osama’s Revenge: The Next 9/11. He has been the subject of a PBS documentary and the subject of programs on the Discovery and History channels. He is a frequent guest on such national news networks as Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR.(International journalist David M. Dastych writes for Poland’s acclaimed weekly,Wprost. His columns appear regularly in the Edmonton-based Polish Panorama.) He can be reached at: David.dastych@aster.pl  

Why We MUST Profile

Why We MUST Profile
By Robert Spencer
FrontPageMagazine.com | August 17, 2006

To profile or not to profile? Some recent suspicious incidents involving mass purchase of cell phones by Middle Eastern men have given this debate a new urgency. On Tuesday, terrorism charges were dropped against two Muslims from Dearborn, Michigan, who had been arrested in Ohio. Ali Houssaiky and Osama Sabhi Abulhassan had been stopped for a traffic violation a week before; in their car, sheriff’s deputies found $11,000 in cash, airline passenger lists, material about airport security procedures, and twelve cell phones. It turned out that they had bought 600 cell phones recently. 

Cell phones can be used as detonators. They’re also a ready means of non-traceable communication, as well as an easy source of ready cash, as they can be resold to people who don’t want their calls traceable. There have been several other strange incidents involving mass purchase of such phones recently: three Palestinians were recently arrested in Texas with 1,000 cell phones in their van, and there was another incident involving “Middle Eastern men” buying cell phones in large quantities in Tucson, Arizona. 

These incidents, especially all coming around the same time, are extremely suspicious, but even before prosecutors dropped the terror charges against Houssaiky and Abulhassan, charges of racial profiling began surfacing in the mainstream media. A public defender handling Abulhassan’s case, Ray Smith, said of his client at a hearing: “If his name was Joe Smith, we wouldn’t be here. His origin and appearance and name condition us to (think), ‘Oh my gosh, he’s a terrorist.’” The dropping of the charges will only reinforce this impression, despite the fact that many questions remain about the case and Washington County, Ohio Prosecutor James Schneider said that he still might press terrorism-related charges against the pair. According to AP, “Relatives of the men said they were just trying to make money by reselling the phones and were targeted because of their Arab backgrounds.” 

It is unclear, however, what those who are charging that racial profiling was a factor in the arrest of Houssaiky and Abulhassan would have preferred to have happened. The facts of the case remain that they had lists of airline passengers, information on airport security, a large amount of cash, and instruments capable of being used as detonators. I hope that in such circumstances – given the fact that jihad terrorists have abundantly established their taste for targeting airplanes — investigators would have looked into the possibility of terrorism even if Houssaiky and Abulhassan had been two Norwegian grandmothers.  

But the fact that they are two young Muslim men makes this not an option, but a necessity. For however unpleasant or politically inconvenient a fact it may be, young Muslim males are responsible for the overwhelming majority of terrorist violence around the world today. Since 9/11 Islamic jihadists have perpetrated well over five thousand terror attacks; no other group even comes close. Sane and courageous law enforcement officials will therefore subject young Muslim males to greater scrutiny, within the bounds of the law – and political correctness can take the hindmost. 

Profiling, of course, is an imperfect tool, however useful it may be. Islam is not a race, and neither is the jihad. Adherents of the jihad ideology can be found among all races: as John Walker Lindh, Jose Padilla, Richard Reid, Ismail Royer, and Hasan Akbar can attest. All those men have in common is that they are converts to Islam – a phenomenon that doesn’t necessarily have any outward signs. In fact, a recently discovered Al-Qaeda manual directs jihadists to adopt a Western secular appearance, and to eschew any outward manifestation of Islamic faith, precisely in order to divert suspicion: “Have a general appearance that does not indicate Islamic orientation (beard, toothpick, book, [long] shirt, small Koran)….Be careful not to mention the brothers’ common expressions or show their behaviors (special praying appearance, ‘may Allah reward you’, ‘peace be on you’ while arriving and departing, etc.)…Avoid visiting famous Islamic places (mosques, libraries, Islamic fairs, etc.).” Likewise, the recent terror arrests in Britain, which included a pregnant woman, demonstrate that not all jihad terrorists are men, either. 

Nonetheless, the fact remains that young Middle Eastern males have committed a disproportionate amount of violent terror attacks in recent years. Although Islamic jihad supremacism is an ideology, not a race, more Middle Eastern males hold to it than do members of other groups. Accordingly, it is simply a waste of resources to subject all airline passengers, from grandmothers to toddlers, to equal scrutiny, while refusing to spend more time investigating passengers who come from the group from which most terrorists spring nowadays. 

This is not a question of civil liberties. No one is arguing for the rounding-up of people who are just going about their business. If, however, the police see anything suspicious, as they did in the car of Houssaiky and Abulhassan, they have a right and a duty to check it out, and should be able to do so freely, without worrying about hurting feelings or incurring internal affairs investigations for politically incorrect practices. And it is still true that in a free society, people who are not breaking the law will have nothing to worry about.

 

After the uncovering of the recent jihadist airplane plot in Britain, British officials have begun moving toward this. However, politically this is an explosive issue: a British source said that the British Department for Transport “is ultra-sensitive about this and won’t say anything publicly because of political concerns about being accused of racial stereotyping.” And predictably, once a report was printed about this in the Times of London, Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Ali Desai declared: “What you are suggesting is that we should have a new offence in this country called ‘traveling whilst Asian.’ What we don’t want to do is actually alienate the very communities who are going to help us catch terrorists.” And of course, we don’t want to do that. But those communities themselves have to take responsibility for the fact that jihadists have lived and recruited and plotted in their midst, generally with no fear that their coreligionists would turn them in. While Muslim tipsters helped expose the latest airplane hijacking plot, and that is highly commendable, all too often the wrath of the Muslim communities in
America and
Britain has been focused on anti-terror efforts and the foreign policy of their governments – when what is needed instead is an understanding of and tolerance for the need for profiling. But Muhammad Abdul Bari of the Muslim Council of Britain doesn’t think profiling is worth doing anyway: “If the profiling is done on the basis of race and religion, it will be wrong, it is not going to work.”
 

Why not? All the September 11 hijackers were Muslims. So were the July 7 London bombers. And the Madrid train bombers of March 2004. And on and on. All the plotters in the recent international airplane hijacking attempt are Muslims. All were working on the basis of Islamic theology. Why must officials continue not to notice this? To ignore this is to give up voluntarily the one thing that may make it possible to spot the perpetrators of a terror attack before it happens, and head it off. In other words, it is suicidal.

Israeli-US plot behind pope’s remarks: Iran hardline press

September 17, 2006

Israeli-US plot behind pope’s remarks: Iran hardline press

Well, we should have known all along: the Zionists are behind Pope Benedict’s remarks! Of course! From AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:

Iranian hardline newspapers said there were signs of an Israeli-US plot behind remarks by Pope Benedict XVI that linked Islam to violence and created a wave of anger across the Muslim world.The daily Jomhuri Islami said Israel and the United States — the Islamic republic’s two arch-enemies — could have dictated the comments to distract attention from the resistance of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah to Israel’s offensive on Lebanon.

“The reality is that if we do not consider Pope Benedict XVI to be ignorant of Islam, then his remarks against Islam are a dictat that the Zionists and the Americans have written (for him) and have submitted to him.”

“The American and the Zionist aim is to undermine the glorious triumph of Islam’s children of Lebanese Hezbollah, which annulled the undefeatable legend of the Israeli army and foiled the Satanic and colonialist American plot,” it said.

Posted at September 17, 2006 02:56 PM

Islam according to Al-Qaeda and mullahs

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Islam according to Al-Qaeda and mullahs

Kash Kheirkhah

Moustafa Akkad, the Syrian-born director of the biggest hollywood movie on Islam “The Message”– an epic depicting the life of Muslims’ Prophet Muhammad–was killed along with his daughter and almost 60 other Muslims in one of the three hotel bombings in Amman, Jordan earlier this week.

In an interview in 1976, Akkad said he felt it was his obligation to tell the truth about Islam, a religion with 700 million followers, and reintroduce it it to the West. Little did he know then that someday, he of all people, will fall victim to the fanatics of the same religion whose image he tried to promote through his blockbuster movie, a religion now represented by Al-Qaeda terrorists and Iran’s mullahs and promoted through their repulsive, murderous ideology.

In this new version of Islam, blowing up mosques and U.N. buildings, beheading aid workers and journalists, proclaiming fatwahs against other Muslims, wiping out other nations, organized killing of innocent Muslims, women and children in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan are all perfectly legitimate and shamelessly praised as “God’s will”.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a muslim and it’s your wedding day, the day Prophet Muhammad praises as one of the holiest days in Islam. So long as you are dancing and celebrating instead of planning for a suicide mission with your spouse, you are the wrong kind of muslim and you must pay for it.

It doesn’t matter if as a Palestinian, you are now able to negotiate your way through political means and get your rights back. So long as you are shaking hands with Israelis and the Americans on peace agreements instead of signing it with your blood, you are the wrong kind of Muslim as death worthy as Israelis, Americans, Britons, Spaniards etc.

It doesn’t matter if you are a highly-respected UN representative and public servant such as Sergio Vieira de Mello, trying to help bring back stability to a muslim nation, or a dedicated relief worker such as Marla Ruzicka, helping the injured, displaced, or homeless muslims, or an extraordinary charity worker like Margaret Hassan, helping the poor Muslims for over 25 years. If you are working for the future welfare of Muslims, In this version of Islam, you must be rewarded with death.

Building roads, making hospitals and framing constitutions in a Muslim country are big enough crimes to warrant your death, whether you are a Muslim or not. This Islam is not about developing a vibrant, peaceful democracy, but poor, captive nations controled by the rejected ideologies of the past, not about new modern buildings and roads, but dark crampy caves, not about the joy of life, but the sadistic pleasures of death.

This sadism is amply vivid in the words of pschyco-fanatics such as Iran’s Friday prayer Mullah, Ahmad Janati who hailed yesterday the coward, cold-blooded killing of former Iranian prime minister Amir Abbas Hoveida with a single bullet. (Hoveida wasn’t allowed to defend himself in the so-called Islamic court in early 1979. Right after his final appearance in that court, as he was being escorted back to his prison cell, He was shot on the head from behind by the mullah head of the court Sadegh Khalkhali). Referring to Hoveida’s murder as an example of the values of Islamic Republic, Janati lavished praise on the system for the mass execution of Iran’s former officials and said, “Hoveida was brought to court. They didn’t speak to him much. Instead, they got rid of him with a single bullet. That’s the way it should be. That’s when we thank God for the Islamic Republic.”

And that’s where Islam stands today, an ideological tool used for unprovoked hostility and ruthless murders of innocent people, in the hands of terrorists such as Bin Laden and Janati whose every fiber of their existence is filled with hate, darkness, death and destruction.

And Moustapha Akkad won’t be the last muslim to pay such a heavy price for this version of Islam.

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