Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Decade That Promised So Much…And Only Delivered Tyranny

As we usher in a new decade, I wanted to reflect over the ten years that have passed as by, not by wearing rose tinted spectacles or drawing up best/worst lists of the self titled “noughties”, but what the decade has meant to me, and what challenges lie ahead for us.

I remember the dawn of the new century, I was there on the banks of the Thames, watching the fireworks, somehow caught up in all the hype, wondering if the Y2K bug would send us into meltdown on the stroke of midnight, it didn’t, but the fear it created would be a tool that would be much used over the approaching decade.

The new labour project government had us all feeling good about ourselves, we were told we were on the cusp of great achievements, this would be a new renaissance for us all. We were part of a new Britain, the old class lines were no more, social mobility was the new buzz word.

The decade promised so much, and yet failed to deliver on so many fronts.

We’ve had wars, wars on drugs, war on terror that turned out to be a war of terror against the Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq. Fifth column activities in Pakistan and Iran continued, while the Sauds got scared of a uprising in Yemen and decided to kill it dead, thanks to US intel and weaponry. We’ve seen the poor get poorer as the rich got richer and to make it even worse, the poor had to come to the rescue of the rich to the tunes of trillions to rescue a corrupt financial system. We failed on climate change, thanks to the US, India & China refusing to commit to any binding targets. We had a decade of failure to bring any progress on the issue of Palestine, the murderous Zionists set off the second intifada by storming Al-Aqsa, and yet play the victim card at every opportunity, while stone walling any attempts of serious and meaningful dialogue. The Muslims of Palestine continue to live in the world’s largest concentration camp with the zionist regime given carte blanche to assassinate, torture and slaughter the indigenous population.

It would be impossible for me to go any further without mentioning 9/11. 9/11 changed nothing, and changed everything. It became a game changer. Commentators will tell you it changed the world forever, and it did, it bought up the hypocrisy of US governance and its partners in crime. No longer would they carry out their nefarious schemes behind closed doors, their zealous foreign policy of divide and conquer by way of subversion, torture and slaughter could be carried out brazenly in front of the world, with no dissenting voice or opinion.

There is something that 9/11 was able to do. To awaken the sleeping giant of Islam. For far too long Muslims had given up, we live under acquiesced, corrupt, despots installed by the US and its partners. We have been numbed by the dismantling of our once proud Khilafah. The sleeping giant is out of its slumber, and we are all “Ummah Aware”, but at what cost? How many of us die around the world, before we rid ourselves of the mental enslavements that shackles us?

Fear was used to play us off against each other, there are no more communities, it is all about the self. The creation of all these “social networks” and electronic tools that have been created to bring us closer, have in effect driven us apart. We live in 30 second bursts, a text message here, a twitter update there, meaningful, heartfelt communication is a thing of the past.

The next decade will not be an easy one.

We as a people have to stand up and fight for our rights, and know that the decisions that get made right here in this country effect the rest of the Ummah. There can be no more discussion over the merits of engagement. We are in a situation where if we do not continue to challenge the system and offer resistance to the schemes being plotted to turn us against one another then we are better off dead. The wars will continue and many will die, but you want to know what’s worse than death? The psychological warfare that will be played out. It began in earnest with camp x ray in guantanamo and continued through abu ghraib and the many secret prisions that operate throughout the world. It sent a psychological message to the Muslims, that if you dare to speak out, this is where you will end up, it sacred us so much that we abandoned to speak for our rights that our enshrined in the very constitutions that the West trumpet loudly, and yet will abandon at a drop of a hat to launch more wars of choice.

Our differences will be highlighted and exploited, we will be constantly told that we are worthless, and that we have done nothing to contribute to society, and the new younger generation of Muslims will be brainwashed and will become self haters. While we all sit around wishing one another a happy new year, how many of us know what Islamic year we are in, never mind the month or day?

While wars are fought over control of dwindling energy supplies, we have to change the ways we live. For all our scientific nous and the over reliance on man’s ingenuity to get us out of the predicament we face, you cannot change the laws of thermodynamics, Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only change forms. We will face water shortages and food shortages, as we divert land and water to feed alternative energy creation, instead of feeding our stomachs, we feed the combustion engine.

When you get older in life it’s granted that people get taken from you, but you only find that out, as you live your life and get older. Sometimes we get so caught up, that we can’t see the forest for the trees, so it’s only when you are away from everyone that you realise what the most important things in life are. Sitting here (I’ll expand on a future post) and reminiscing over the people that are with us and the people that aren’t and the times we shared gets me everytime. For some, it was their time, for others perhaps they went too young…Allah knows best, but it should teach us that this life is a fleeting one and none of us knows when it’s our time, so spend it wisely and spend it with those who matter to you.

I still believe that we are the greatest nation raised, but it’s up to each and everyone of us to rise up and prove it, it is from the places of despair that shall rise a people reborn.

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Have A Merry Israeli Christmas

I know you’re sitting their stuffing your face, watching the Queens speech, bang in the middle of a festive fever that overwhelms this nation for the customary annual binge called Christmas. Forget the recession as you are told to spend, spend, spend on an excess of food and alcohol and extravagant presents.

You also have the luxury of unrestricted travel to see relatives or take a foreign holiday.

A far cry from the kind of Christmas that’s possible in the illegally occupied and blockaded territories of the Holy Land…

UN resolutions, Geneva conventions, previous agreements, arab peace initiatives and official policies of the US and other nations are ignored.

The zionist state continues to demolish Palestinian houses, expanding it’s occupation in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

For a whole year, the residents of Gaza have been living (if you can call it that) huddled under make shift tents under plastic sheets in the rubble of their former homes.

Despite offers by Palestinian leaders and international agencies to guarantee the usage of essential imported building materials such as cement, lumber and glass not to be used for any “defensive military operations” the zionist state has refused to permit the entry of such materials into Gaza.

The izzies love to repeat the mantra of not negotiating with terrorists, but has had an entire year without any “terrorism” and still hasn’t negotiated.

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US Intelligence Report: Only 100 Al-Qaeda Fighters Left Now in Afghanistan

As Obama sends 30,000 more troops to aide the occupation of Afghanistan, he failed to state one key fact: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded there are only about 100 al Qaeda fighters in the entire country.

America’s ABC news reported that the approximate estimate of 100 Al-CIAda members left in Afghanistan reflects the conclusion of American intelligence agencies and the Defense Department. The relatively small number was part of the intelligence passed on to the White House as President Obama conducted his deliberations.

This was also reported by Obama’s National Security Adviser, Gen. James Jones, who put the number at “fewer than a hundred” in an October interview with CNN.

With this “new surge”, there will be one thousand U.S. soldiers and $300 Million for every One al Qaeda Fighter.

The Akh has to conclude that the americans realise value for money when they see it.

The americans are famed for concocting “intelligence” to suit their policies, and yet when the evidence clearly states the level of threat they face, it’s akin to taking a sledgehammer to crack a walnut.

Why aren’t more people asking what the real purpose of our involvement in Afghanistan is?

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Snowed Under

The Akh has been stuck due to the continuing snow that is pummelling his area of residence. The picture above was taken yesterday on the way back from work.

Despite leaving early, it took three hours before I was home.

All major hills had been shut down by the police.

Over the last three days I haven’t seen a single gritter out during the cold snap.

The reason?

The district council is broke…invested all their money in iceland (oh the irony)…the country…not the supermarket…now the road’s resemble a supermarket car park…and they try and spin it that the levels of snow and ice were unprecedented.

So, The Akh had to ditch his car and trek the last mile and a half home, simply due to other cars being abandoned on the roads.

Bearing the freezing weather this afternoon, I went, dressed like an arctic explorer to dig my car out, and was (not surprised) to see so many cars left on the road, while not seeing a single gritter and all the salt bins were empty, either all used up, or were never filled in the first place.

It’s not just me who is spitting mad, reading some of the comments in the local rag shows systemic failings at the heart of local government, not that they will ever hold up their hands and admit to it.

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Zionist State of Israel Admit to Stealing Organs From Palestinian Bodies

The zionist state of israel has been forced to admit that it’s pathologists stole organs from dead Palestinians, and others without the consent of their families it emerged at the weekend.

The admission, by the former head of the country’s forensic institute, followed a furious row prompted by a Swedish newspaper reporting that Israel was killing Palestinians in order to use their organs – a charge that Israel of course denied and hit out at its accusers with the all too familiar “antisemitic” stick.

A television documentary, which aired recently should rightly generate anger throughout the world. You can watch it here, only worth doing so if you’re fluent in hebrew.

Press TV recently reported on a izzy plot to import Ukrainian children and harvest their organs.

Ahmed Tibi, an Israeli Arab MP, said the report incriminated the Israeli army.

The story emerged in an interview with Dr Yehuda Hiss, former head of the Abu Kabir forensic institute near Tel Aviv. The interview was conducted in 2000 by an American academic who released it because of the row between Israel and Sweden over a report in the Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet.

Channel 2 TV reported that in the 1990s, specialists at Abu Kabir harvested skin, corneas, heart valves and bones from the bodies of Palestinians and foreign workers, often without permission from relatives.

The Israeli military confirmed to the programme that the practice took place.

Hiss said: “We started to harvest corneas … whatever was done was highly informal. No permission was asked from the family.”

The izzies have been demanding that Sweden condemn the Aftonbladet article, calling it an antisemitic “blood libel”. Stockholm refused, saying that to so would violate freedom of speech in the country. The foreign minister then cancelled a visit to Israel, just as Sweden was taking over the EU’s rotating presidency.

Hiss was removed from his post in 2004, when some details about organ harvesting were first reported, but he still works at the forensic institute.

Israel’s health ministry said all harvesting was now done with permission.

Earlier this year, Levy Rosenbaum – a Jewish Rabbi of New York Brooklyn, was found to be heavily involved in human organ trafficking. Bostrom stated that nearly half of kidney transplants conducted in Israel since 2000 were illegally purchased from Latin America, Turkey and Eastern Europe. The reporter also claimed that Israel’s Foreign Ministry is aware of the illegal trade but acted against it. Rosenbaum was arrested in July after he told an undercover FBI agent that he is a “match maker”, the agent was taping him while posing as a customer.

Later on, Rabbis and elected officials were arrested in New Jersey for human organ trafficking. Rosenbaum said that he buys bodies from poor families in Israel for $10.000 and would then sell the organs to patients in the United States for $160.000.In its report the Aftonbladet newspaper noted that Israel is the only Western state that does not condemn illegal organ trade, and fails to take any legal action against the doctors and persons involved in it.”

Funny how big media will not report this issue, but will go on and on about a someone stealing a sign.

Could the izzies have done it themselves to deflect attention away from the real issue?

I wouldn’t put it past them.

Stealing land, stealing cornea’s, kidneys and hearts, I guess stealing just comes naturally for some.

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US Backed “Muslim” Countries Most Restrictive On Religion

U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Egypt are among 10 mostly Muslim nations whose governments impose the most curbs on religion, according to a recently released report.

Afghanistan’s government also ranked poorly, highlighting the hypocrisy of President Barack Obama as he sends more U.S. troops to the Central Asian country to quell growing resistance amongst the indigenous populace.

The Pew report says nearly 70 percent of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in countries that have severe restrictions on religion. The question that needs to be asked as to how the people that lead these countries came into power, at whose behest, and which, if any foreign country continues to back and support the rulers.

The report ranked countries by two measures: government restrictions on religion and restrictions from violence or intimidation by private individuals or groups. Saudi Arabia was the only country to rank “very high” in both measures.

The first index ranked 10 mostly Muslim countries as “very high”. It also included China and mostly Buddhist Myanmar.

No. 1 oil exporter and U.S. Middle East ally Saudi Arabia was ranked the most restrictive, followed by U.S. adversary Iran. Pew noted both impose limits on minority faiths and “enforce strict interpretations of Islamic law.”

Egypt was also in the “very high” list and several of the countries, including Saudi Arabia, are routinely cited in the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report under “restrictions, abuses and concerns.”

The report said Afghanistan’s constitution appeared to protect its citizens’ right to choose their faith “but qualifies that measure of protection by stipulating that ‘no law can be contrary to the sacred religion of Islam'”.

China was cited for restrictions on Buddhism in Tibet and on Uighur Muslims, its ban on the Falun Gong movement and its pressure on religious groups not registered by the government.

MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA MOST RESTRICTIVE

By region, the Middle East and North Africa were the most restrictive, while the Americas were the least.

The governments of sub-Saharan Africa were ranked less restrictive than those of Europe, the report said.

“The relatively high government restrictions score for Europe’s 45 countries is due in part to former communist countries, such as Russia, which have replaced state atheism with state-favoured religions that are accorded special protections or privileges,” the report said.

Western European countries Germany, France and Austria scored above their region’s medium because of laws designed to protect citizens from dangerous cults or sects, it said.

In the separate index measuring social hostilities, Muslim countries again dominated the “very high” list. They were joined by Israel and India.

“Israel’s social hostilities score includes acts of religion-related terrorism and religion-related war, as well as hostilities within and between religious groups in Israeli society,” said Pew researcher Brian Grim.

The regional pattern of social hostilities mirrored the government restrictions, with the Middle East and North Africa on top and sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas at the bottom. Europe was seen as hostile in this regard as the Asia-Pacific.

“The relatively higher level of religious hostilities in European societies is driven by tensions between Muslim minorities and secular or Christian majorities, and a somewhat general distrust of new religious groups,” Pew said.

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Amir Khan, Racism & Allegations of Anti Semitism

The boy done did it again!

There’s an old adage in boxing, that you don’t get paid for overtime, judging on this performance, Amir Khan is a man in a hurry to face and beat the best out there.

Dmitry Salita and it appears the JC believe that the boxer was floored in 76 seconds by alleged antisemitic abuse as he walked into the Newcastle arena.

And there was me and several thousand others who watched the fight – if it can be called that – thinking that it was several speedy combo’s to the head of salita.

Before the fight, Dimitry Salita was described as ‘looks Russian, prays Jewish and fights black’, all I can say is that he laid down quicker than a lady of the night.

The Akh was supposed to attend the fight, but a combination of returning from a long trip abroad, the onset of a high temperature (not man flu) meant my ticket was graciously gobbled up by a friend. When I put the allegations of any anti-semitism to him, he flatly refused to accept it, it didn’t happen.

Judge for yourself by viewing the full fight above, which starts with Salita’s walk into the ring.

Before you think being booed constitutes anti-semitic abuse, get a grip, any foreign boxer who is up against a British fighter, fighting here in Britain will get booed.

Although both Khan & Salita spoke of their admiration for one another in the post fight presser

Although some of our own bloggers have fallen for these allegations.

Prior to the fight, Amir stated that if “If I were white, I’d be a superstar” a claim his camp quickly tried to downplay. Even though his promoter Frank Warren admitted that their is an “unfair agenda” being promoted against Khan. Perhaps if you read some of the vile comments written under the youtube clip above, you can understand his feelings. After Khan’s sole defeat against Breidis Prescott, comments like “the paki deserved it” were sadly common.

The readership of the JC were not supporting Britain’s world champion, they were supporting the ukranian/american/israeli.

Perhaps they should be subjected to “Tebbit’s Cricket Test”, after all, aren’t Muslims always accused of supporting Pakistan (or their country of origin) over England?

Why not apply it to the JC readership – scared of being hit with the antisemite stick?

In fact, the “juicy” aspect of a Muslim V Jew was not discussed by Muslim media/commentators in the build up, though thats all the JC focused on. Whether it was reporting on bringing supporters up to newcastle or a rabbi blessing salita or discussing the aspect that his religion plays in his boxing.

Contrast this with Amir Khan, the kids in a no win situation, his first fight came weeks after the 7/7 bombings, immediately he was seen as a poster boy for British Muslims, almost apologising for the 7/7 atrocities, like he had anything to apologise for. His team have managed to control what he says to the media, to ensure his mass appeal, imagine Amir making a “No VietCong Ever Called Me Nigger” style statement like Muhammad Ali did.

No, neither can I.

If I could level a charge against him, it would be that perhaps he and his handlers are afraid to play up his faith. After all Salita has it written into his contract that he will not fight on the Sabbath, yet what if Amir was fighting the day after Eid, traditionally a three day holiday. Imagine the islamophobic outcry if he had demanded that, or he had cut short a media session to offer salaat.

A lot of Muslims actually resent the fact that somehow he is seen as representing them, and the faith of Islam. Face it chappies, any Muslim in the media eye is seen as a representative, get behind and support, rather than sniping on nameless chat rooms.

The most interesting development was that this fight was co-promoted by Amir Khan, the first fight he co-promoted and it looks like the boy and his team will take more of the business side on to their own plate.

Britain doesn’t know how to celebrate a winner, British boxing can proudly say it has three genuine world champions, Amir Khan, David Haye & Carl Froch, with many more poised to grab their share, but for how long are they going to stick around?

Amir Khan has already said he’ll be off to conquer whatever the americans can throw at him.

I for one wish him all the best.

Wasn’t it funny to see “Prince” Naseem Hamed, even funnier that he took credit for Amir’s win.

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