October 19, 2008
Waving Iraqi flags and green Shiite banners, protesters chanted slogans condemning the pact. The demonstration in the mostly Shiite eastern part of Baghdad was staged under tight security, with soldiers and police manning checkpoints along the route.
“I am with every Sunni, Shiite or Christian who is opposed to the agreement … and I reject, condemn and renounce the presence of occupying forces and bases on our beloved land,” al-Sadr said in a message read to the crowd by a senior aide. >>>>>
This demonstration is in Baghdad; where the US has purportedly given them freedom. There are many in the West who don’t believe that Christians are opposed to anything related to the U.S. occupation. Very few asked the Christians in Iraq or anti-War activists of the West.
October 15, 2008
In Britain, the common law system is available to everybody but to Muslims it is impotent when it comes to civil issues regarding marriage, divorce and other disputes whose dispensation in heaven is perceived as more crucial than any ruling that might be handed down by an English judge in a horsehair wig.
Ugandan Muslims have advocated Sharia law to deal with these importance issues because secular laws cannot address them to the satisfaction of our conscience. Therefore, Sharia law is inevitable in any community where Muslims are a part. >>>>>
October 15, 2008
He criticized President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s government for backing out of the deal after 11 years of negotiations, and said militants within the rebel ranks who are opposed to the peace process may stage fresh attacks.
“After long years, we came to a point that seemed to bolster what the anti-negotiation groups are saying: that the government could not be trusted,” Iqbal said. >>>>>
October 13, 2008
Nouri al-Maliki, the Prime Minister, has ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the problem. Yesterday the UN expressed concern at the recent violence against Mosul’s Christian community.
Some Christians blame al-Qaeda for the attacks while others speculate that Kurdish elements might be involved as part of a political ploy to coerce minority sects into supporting Kurdish parties before forthcoming provincial elections. This allegation is strongly denied by the Kurdish authorities. >>>>>
There is still nothing conclusive as to which side or who did it. This doesn’t stop the West from capitalizing on this to make it appear as if Christians are not free under Islamic rule. There is no Islamic rule in Iraq; and secondly, both Christians and Muslims in the region are both Iraqis and Arabs, excluding the Kurdish and other ethnic differentials. This is a phony instigation effort to work towards continuing to divide the society into smaller groups, one especially that the West is nurturing to eventually help its agenda upon their resettlement in the region.
October 12, 2008
The Congress seems to hope that the minorities will come back to its fold.
CNN-IBN has learnt that the party’s poll campaign will highlight the fact that associating Islam with terror attacks is not right as in the case of Jamia encounter.
The Congress has raised questions and that attacks on Christians in Orissa and Karnataka show that under the NDA, minorities are unsafe. >>>>>
When you have to hire a public-relations firm to handle your image, there is a serious question about your behavior.
October 11, 2008
This legislation makes it unlawful for someone, on the ground of the religious belief or activity of another person or class of persons, to engage in conduct that “incites hatred against, serious contempt for, or revulsion or serious ridicule”. There is a similar provision about racial vilification. However, there is a defence for conduct that was engaged in “reasonably and in good faith” in the performance of an artistic work or in the course of a discussion or debate for any genuine academic, artistic, religious or scientific purpose. >>>>>
October 10, 2008
The marginalisation of Islam and Muslims has been spreading industry in the United States since the September 11, 2001 attacks. It lives on the relative ignorance of the American people in international issues and their sometimes strange relationship to the otherness, this ambivalent and complex relation with the other.
Among Republicans, this policy of fear is one of the major components of the winning electoral strategy since the departure of Bill Clinton. Charlie Black, one of McCain’s gurus, said in the June issue of Forbes magazine that “what we would need, is a good attack”.
In substance, it would be enough to have real or made-up terrorist attacks against American interests for the popularity of the republican candidate to pick up again. >>>>>