Imran Khan says Islam is not the enemy

October 11, 2008

“Everyone must understand terrorism is never caused by religion. The roots of all terrorism lie in politics and so do the solutions.

“When (US President) George Bush and (former British prime minister) Tony Blair talk about radical Islam . . . the man in the street in the West is suspicious of all Muslims.”

He said the US was “manufacturing terrorists” through its continuing military action in Pakistan’s border regions with Afghanistan, where they believe al-Qaida forces are in hiding.  >>>>>


Hiding America’s Crime: Mogadishu Empty and in Ruins

October 9, 2008

Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has ceased to exist as a city. Inhabited by nearly three million people less than two years ago, and still home to more than a million nine months ago, Mogadishu has been virtually emptied of civilians. Whole sections have been leveled, according to the BBC, in what Human Rights Watch calls “the most ignored tragedy in the world” today. Ignored, that is, by the American and most of the world’s media.   >>>>>

Egyptians Challenge BBC Al-Qaida Poll Result

October 4, 2008

Despite this evidence, Egyptians simply are not buying it. Many here argue that these surveys often skew actual evidence to the contrary.

“Egyptians do not understand what al-Qaida truly is,” began a freelance journalist who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the subject matter, “so when someone asks people here how they view the organization many will indeed say they support or view them favorably.”

The journalist believed this is due to a lack of information. For example, she talked about how it was not until watching a large amount of Western news sources – including CNN and the BBC – did she become aware of the full intentions of the terror network.  >>>>>

In other words, it is not that the journalist is unaware of reality, it’s just that the journalist here had not been brainwashed about al-Qaeda until watching CNN and BBC.  Many people have a different take on al-Qaeda because the news in the Middle East happens to be a lot less editorialized and inclusive of fantasy and fiction.

There is a lot more objectivity and accountability for what one rights.  The people of these lands have far less exposure to news such as the Western addiction to 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week, up-to-date news viewing and commentary.

Even CNN and CNN International do not cover the same things, nor do they cover the same news item the same way. The Westerners believe that they have better news coverage than anything else in the world; but other news organizations around the world would probably say something to the effect that “‘frame-for-frame’, and ‘reel-for real,’ they are far better because there is more objective news whereby journalists are more accountable.  Heck, most major news sources can point to their adversary and show how ‘they are not real news sources,’ for a host of reasons.

The people around the world are paying attention to the differences, quality and content of information they are getting.

Incidentally, Egyptians are Arabs, and therefore, includes a great amount of Christians as well, all living in a secular, not religious society.  Many Westerners fail to recognize this point, as they fail to recognize that the largest religious group of Arabs in the U.S. are Christian, and not Muslim.  This poll includes Christians is my point. (In case readers point to ‘those people’ would naturally support al-Qaeda.

Group says Ethiopia won’t release terror suspects

October 2, 2008

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Suspects arrested in a clandestine anti-terrorism sweep in East Africa nearly two years ago and interrogated by U.S. personnel have been abandoned by their governments, a human rights group said in a report released Wednesday that also detailed torture accusations from former prisoners.

One Canadian and nine Kenyans are still jailed without charge in Ethiopia after being arrested in 2007 and 22 more east Africans of various nationalities are missing, said a report by Human Rights Watch titled “Why Am I Still Here?”  >>>>>

Six Years in Guantanamo

September 25, 2008

Sami al-Haj, an Al Jazeera cameraman, was beaten, abused and humiliated in the name of the war on terror. He tells our correspondent about his struggle to rebuild a shattered life…

“We know you are innocent, you are here by mistake,” he says he was told in more than 200 interrogations. “All they wanted was for me to be a spy for them. They said they would give me US citizenship, that my wife and child could live in America, that they would protect me. But I said: ‘I will not do this – first of all because I’m a journalist and this is not my job and because I fear for myself and my family. In war, I can be wounded and I can die or survive. But if I work with you, al-Qa’ida will eliminate me. And if I don’t work with you, you will kill me’.”  >>>>>

Multiply Sami-Al Haj by at least tens of thousands.  These are those who suffered only because they were part of a population that Americans perceived to believe in a God, and just so happens to be in the way of a live ‘Stratego’ game — and of course, lived to tell about it.

How about those that reach over 1,000,000 worldwide who never got a chance to make a deal with the government because they were too busy catching bombs while in the middle of funeral processions or wedding festivities — or sleeping; or praying for world peace?  Probably even more sad is the mental and otherwise enslavement of the masses who think they have gotten away unscathed.

Soon enough, joining the enslaved, will be those who cheered for the destructive shock and awe; and gave all their support for these efforts based on a false or twisted sense of patriotism and lack of true understanding how their contribution to the conspiracy for these war crimes – no matter how insignificant – will come back to haunt them by the very same people sworn to protect them from living in an unjust society.  The U.S. used its own citizens to become the pep rally for world domination…it started long ago; when we were told to believe, “we are the No. 1 Super Power in the world.”

By the time this economic ‘bailout’ fiasco is signed; only then will it barely reach the outskirts of critical mass numbers that the U.S. citizenry were used as pawns for the same kind of in-house tyranny we swore to stand up against.  What did you think those founding forefathers meant when incorporating the term “…defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”  Can we do some ‘real profiling’ to determine who our domestic enemies are?

Why Would “Terrorists” Want To Decapitate Anti-US Leadership In Pakistan?

September 23, 2008

Why would “Al-Qaeda,” a group that is supposedly the prime target of the U.S. initiated war on terror, commit a terrorist attack against a country that has recently changed its government and all but renounced its role as a U.S. ally in the war on terror?

The mass media has already blamed the Marriott Hotel bombing, which killed at least 53 people, on “Al-Qaeda,” a routine reflex action despite the lack of any real investigation and no claim of responsibility.  >>>>>

Al-Qaida video attacks Iran

September 9, 2008

“The guardian of Muslims in Tehran is cooperating with the Americans in occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and recognizes the two hireling governments there,” al-Zawahri said.

In contrast to reports that al-Qaeda has been weakened in Iraq, Monday’s message claimed that it was alive and well.

According to Al-Jazeera’s Web site, it showed an Iraqi scholar decrying the US-allied awakening councils that have turned against al-Qaeda as “treacherous” and “doomed.” >>>>>

Why would ‘Al-Qaida’ care for the secularized system of Iraq?  Why would Al-Qaida not go after an enemy state, and yet fight their enemies’ enemy and pit itself against those who say they too believe in the God Al-Qaida professes to believe?

I find it very ‘convenient’ that Al-Qaida seems to benefit the West more than itself. Whatever Islamic cause Al-Qaida claims to deal with tends to parallel the West in its enemies.  Al-Qaida, to many, is the ‘bogeyman’ designed by the West to allow them to continue their psychological black ops and false-flag operations toward imperialistic goals.