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mayo 1, 2007

Prince Charles wants a WWII against climate change

Filed under: noticias de risa,UK — Nora @ 10:54 pm

From Breitbart:

Prince Charles compared the challenge of tackling climate change to the Allies’ struggle in World War II during a speech to business leaders Tuesday.

Addressing representatives from firms including Barclays Bank, British Airways and Rolls-Royce at Saint James’s Palace, Charles said that “we need to act very rapidly indeed” to avert environmental disaster.

“We can do it, just think what they did in the last war. Things that seemed impossible were achieved almost overnight,” the heir to the throne added.

Charles has long harboured a passionate interest in green issues — he has described climate change as “the biggest threat to mankind” while facing criticism that his own lifestyle does not match his rhetoric.

Read also: Barcepundit: an insurgent group wants to be generous with Prince Harry who is heading to Iraq and have said they “are going to give him back to the Queen, with no ears“. Hmm, I understand why he says it would be better that that threat would have been issued against Prince Charles (left after being crowned as Prince of Wales).

I guess he will be spreading this new WW against climate change to Mars, as it is heating very rapidly and scientists consider it could lose the ice cap very quickly (h/t But that’s just my opinion).

Oh and you can also read what Civitatensis has about Al Gore and Canada. Very instructive in hypocrisy…

Related posts: More hypocrites.

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Pakistan: 28-year-old Catholic man tortured by mob and police

From AsiaNews.it h/t Free Thoughts:

A mob of Muslims tortured a Catholic man on April 13 in Kotri, Sindh province, accusing him of writing blasphemous words against Muhammad. When the Police intervened, it arrested the tortured man. In prison he was tortured again in order to get him to “confess.” According to the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA), Sattar Masih, a 28-year-old Catholic man, was arrested by police despite the lack of evidence, put in jail and tortured to get his confession. He was supposed to get married the following day.

Instead, Maulana Mohammad Umer, imam at a local mosque, filed a complaint against Mr Masih under Section 295–A and 295–C (commonly known as the blasphemy law) of the Pakistan Penal Code. Penalties include the death sentence for anyone who offends Islam’s prophet and sacred texts.

The Police also arrested Sattar Masih’s 60-year-old uncle, Mushtaq Masih, and his son, who was later released. Mushtaq Masih, who is employed as a sweeper by the municipal administration, is still in the lock up in the same police station for investigation but was suspended from his job because of his arrest under suspicion of blasphemy.

Considering Pakistan’s climate, it does not surprise me.

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Turkey: Constitucional Tribunal annuls Gül’s appointment

Filed under: Europa,Islamismo,Turquía — Nora @ 9:41 pm
From Beitbart:

Turkey’s highest court halted a parliamentary vote Tuesday that looked certain to lead to a president rooted in political Islam, a victory for secularists who fear the country is moving toward Islamic rule that would undermine their Western way of life.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded by calling for a constitutional amendment to allow the president to be elected by popular vote, rather than by the parliament. And he said new parliamentary elections could be held as early as June 24, instead of in November as scheduled.

The goal would be to elect a government with a fresh mandate and resolve a crisis that has seen the stock market plummet and the pro- secular military threaten to intervene.

“God willing, Turkey will go back to its track,” Erdogan told reporters late Tuesday, referring to the economic and political stability that Turkey had enjoyed in recent years.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, the ruling Islamist party’s presidential candidate, said he would not withdraw his candidacy despite Tuesday’s setback from the Constitutional Court, a strongly secular body, and urged parliamentary elections “as soon as possible.”

“What we need to cast off and get rid of these shadows is early elections,” Gul said.

International press continues with the dangers a military coup will produce to Turkey (not considering that Turkey has had 3 in the last 5o years and it has remained a secular democracy, whereas if the Army would not have intervened, it would probably be another Islamist state…): Der Spiegel Online, The Guardian.

The ruling of the High Tribunal has not been pleasant for Erdogan, who has condemned the ruling because it divides the people and was like “firing a bullet to democracy“. Then he backed down saying his remarks were not for the court, but against Deniz Baykal, the chief of the opposition who had called for the annullment of the vote.

So Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan proposed on Wednesday holding an early parliamentary election on June 24 to end a standoff between his Islamist-rooted government and the secular elite over Turkey’s political direction.

The question some people now are asking is “Will Turkey return to Islamic fundamentalism?”. Avi Green in The Astute Bloggers:

True, Gul has promised to maintain the state’s values of secularism and democracy, as well as to keep up Turkey’s good relations with the United States and Israel, and its pursuit of membership in the European Union. But some of his past actions worry secularists, including Gul’s meeting with Hamas leader Khalad Mashaal at the Justice and Development Party headquarters in Ankara in 2006. And Erdogan advocated a law to make adultery a crime, in 2004.

As a result, many secularists, including the chief of staff, Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, argue that Gul and Erdogan are merely paying lip service to secularism. They vividly recall Erdogan saying before he was premier, “Thank God, I am a servant of the Shari’a,” or Islamic law, and, “We will turn all our schools” into Islamic ones.

Sounds not very good. More of his statements:

“I am the imam of Istanbul.”—Hürriyet, Jan. 8, 1995
“The police operations against the turban are comical.”—Sabah, May 5, 1995
“I support the proposal to inaugurate the parliament by reciting the Qu’ran.”—Milliyet, Jan. 8, 1996.
“I am against the [Western] New Year’s celebrations.”—Sabah, Dec. 19, 1994
“Alcohol should be banned.”—Hürriyet, May 1, 1996
“Swimsuit commercials are lustful exploitations.”— Hürriyet, Mar. 6, 1996

He also do not like Ataturk very much…

Also US Ambassador to Turkey, Mr Abramovitz, says in an interview (h/t Free Republic):

Q: I was reading an interesting article today on the Internet. Gul’s wife wears a headdress. They have a daughter who goes to college. And the daughter, when she’s at home, wears a headdress. But when she’s in school, she wears a wig, the article said.
A: The Islamic headgear is verboten in public institutions. If you want to attend a university, participate in class, you can’t legitimately wear a headscarf. They will deny you the ability to participate.
Q: But a wig is okay?
A: A wig is okay.
Q: A headdress can be a big issue.
A: The headdress is a symbol of a reversion to the pre-Ataturk period. That’s in large part what it is.
Q:You mean under the Ottoman Empire. . .
A: There was the fez and all those sorts of accoutrements of the time when the Ottoman Empire was a religious state. The headdress is viewed as an anti-Ataturk symbol and a political statement, not just an individual wanting to wear a headdress. It is a political statement that they are seeking to change the nature of the Turkish political entity.

The importance of the new President will be great, not only for Turkey but also for the rest:

President Sezer has been seen as a counterweight to Erdogan, using his veto power to stop controversial laws from being enacted. But with Sezer out of office, Erdogan as president, and an Erdogan appointee as prime minister, Turks suspect that Ankara will begin drifting farther from Europe and nearer to Tehran. In fact, the shift has already begun. As Turkish artist Bedri Baykam recently told the BBC, “This government is trying to change every law little by little. It’s as though we were trying to join the Iranian Union, not the EU.”

In fact, after the murder of a judge by a youth -who also hurt others- shouting “I’m Allah’s soldier”, suspicion arose about the real intentions of Erdogan’s party. Some journalists wondered about a “seldon Plan” to convert the secular democracy into other thing… on May 2006: the relations with Iranian Ahmadinejad, a somewhat critical relationship with US, etc. lead people to think that the Turkish rulers were anxious to change Turkey.

We will see what the future brings…

Read also Town Commons.

More about the 3 missionaries dead: One of the Turks was an amateur actor who had played the role of Christ in a local TV (h/t Free Republic).

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The arrest of Abu Izadeen

Filed under: Islamismo,terrorismo,UK,violencia — Nora @ 9:14 pm
I have written this moning about Abu Izadeen, that man who lives on social benefits (receives £700 a month) and yet he is searching for 3 more wifes (he is already married) on the Internet. You can see this video about his arrest (h/t 910 blog: Vigilant Freedom):

It is very interesting what the video says: he did not have any interaction with his neighbour except for one incident in which he demanded a lady to take off the Christmas lights. That is respect and Civilizations’ Alliance…

UPDATE: We cannot sit back and let Sharia law take root in Britain. h/t Free Thoughts.

In a political climate of craven appeasement towards Muslim extremism, the Islamification of our country is steadily accelerating. Across large swathes of urban Britain, Muslim practices, customs, schooling and dress-codes now prevail. But perhaps the most dramatic indicator of this process comes from the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury, where Muslim elders have decided to set up their own Islamic court to impose Sharia law in civil disputes within their communities.
The establishment of Sharia law will only increase the trend towards Muslim separatism. The Government is partly to blame as its enthusiastic promotion of the dogma of cultural diversity has encouraged ethnic minority groups to cling to their own traditions rather than embrace Britain’s. But the self-styled community leaders of Dewsbury are also displaying a repellent arrogance towards British law, which they seem to believe is inferior to their own code.
Well, if they really think Sharia law is better than our own, why don’t they go and live in some brutal theocracy such as Saudi Arabia rather than trying to destroy the judicial fabric of Britain? It is sickening that they want to have it both ways: enjoying the fruits of our prosperous society while demanding that their superstitious, barbaric, mis­ogynistic ideology be given official legal status.

Yes, I could not say it better.

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Another case of "what were the security services doing?"

Filed under: Al-Qaeda,Canadá,terrorismo,terroristas,UK — Nora @ 10:44 am

British bombers and the lost links to 7/7-News-UK-Crime-TimesOnline

Mohammad Sidique Khan’s name featured twice in MI5 anti-terrorist operations more than a year before he went on to lead the 7/7 suicide attacks on London. The revelations can be reported for the first time after yesterday’s conviction of Omar Khyam, a close associate of Khan, for plotting to build a 1,300lb bomb to blow up a crowded nightclub or shopping centre.

Far from being a “clean skin” Khan had been photographed, followed and bugged by intelligence officers more than a year before the July 2005 bombings that killed 52 innocent people and ranked as Britain’s worst act of mass murder. Security sources told The Times that they had identified a “Sidique Khan” in 2004 as the owner of a mobile phone called by an alleged al-Qaeda financier and of a Honda car which was tailed from the SouthEast to Yorkshire by investigators. Despite those leads, which placed Khan firmly in the company of high priority terrorist suspects, he was not investigated further.

[…] The jury was not told that two men who met Khyam four times when he was under surveillance in early 2004 were Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, his right-hand man in the 7/7 cell. About 16 months later Khan, Khyam and two other men detonated suicide devices on three Tube trains – at Edgware Road, Aldgate and King’s Cross – and on a London bus.

Nor did the jurors know that Khan joined Khyam and other members of his bombing team at an al-Qaeda training camp in Pakistan in July 2003.

The two men were part of a group of young Britons who trained under and took orders from Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, the al-Qaeda leader who was transferred to Guantanamo Bay last week after being caught by American forces in Iraq.

Hmm, it’s striking at least.

More from the Star.com:

The fresh revelations showed that Omar Khyam -left with Anthony Garcia, both of them condemned-, leader of the so-called fertilizer bomb plot, also met with the second-in-command of the July 7 suicide bombers while under MI5 surveillance but that the links between the two groups were never followed up.

The disclosure of the multiple connections to the 7/7 bombers, which starkly contrasts with the widely held belief that domestic terror cells operate in almost total isolation, sparked opposition calls last night for an independent inquiry into why the security agencies failed to use their knowledge to prevent the July 7 attacks.

From The Guardian, the punishment:

Omar Khyam, 25, Waheed Mahmood, 35, and Jawad Akbar, 23, all from Crawley, West Sussex, were convicted of conspiring to cause an explosion likely to endanger life or injure property between January 1 2003 and March 31 2004. Anthony Garcia, 24, from Ilford, Essex, and Salahuddin Amin, 32, from Luton, were convicted of the same offence. Amin, who has repeatedly said he was tortured after being arrested in Pakistan, is planning to appeal.

Khyam and Garcia were also convicted of possessing 600kg of fertiliser for the purposes of terrorism, and Khyam was found guilty of possessing aluminium powder for purposes connected with terrorism.

The judge, Sir Michael Astill, said Khyam, Garcia and Mahmood should not be considered for parole for at least 20 years, and Akbar and Amin should not be considered for parole for 17 and a half years.

[…] It also emerged yesterday that one of the gang’s associates, Kazi Rahman, 29, was jailed for nine years last year after he admitted a charge of trying to purchase weapons.

By the way, they have been sentenced for life. And they actually did not kill anybody… Looks like we should have this kind of criminal code here for people like De Juana Chaos.

Of course, they do not mention Abd al-Hadi… even if he was again planning to attack UK…

More in LA Times:

Testimony from an American Muslim who was involved with the defendants in Pakistan revealed that two of the men said they were reporting to Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, whom they identified as the No. 3 representative of Al Qaeda. U.S. authorities revealed last week that Hadi had been taken into custody last year and has been providing information about Al Qaeda.

British MPs to probe MI5 actions.

Pressure grows for a 7/7 inquiry.

Babar: The Jihadi supergrass.

Khawaja: The Canadian connection.

5 Britons Guilty; tied to London 2005 Bombers.

More in The Jawa Report, The Lone Voice, O Insurgente, Expat Yank, Woman Honor Thyself, Gates of Vienna.

Very interesting: read the reflections on the subject by Benedict White at A Conservative’s blog: Could the MI5 have stopped 7/7?. He really believes that not for blaming, but to consider what to do in the future a new investigation commission should be called upon. Just the contrary in Tangled Web, who considers that MSM are only thinking of the bad thinks and not of the good -being here the condamnation/punishment of these five ehhh…. peaceful guys.

Related posts: Al-Qaeda operative believed to be 7/7 mastermind, captured.

One only question: what are the “security” forces doing to ensure security???

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Marvellous hein???

It is really depressing that the people who should be defending citizens, are instead, defending and protecting this kind of …prehistorical warriors.

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La policía investigó a Sidique Khan uno de los terroristas del 7/J, un año antes del atentado. Se le pinchó el teléfono, se le siguió… ¿La causa? Habían identificado a Sidique Khan como el propietario de un móvil en el que fue recibida una llamada de un presunto banquero de Al-Qaeda y la policía siguió la pista a su coche Honda desde el sudeste hasta Yorkshire. Pero, a pesar de todo ello, no se le siguió investigando.

Pero es que los dos hombres con los que se reunió Siddique Khan fueron Khan y Sheezah Tanweer, sus colaboradores en el 7/J, que habían sido entrenados por Abd al-Hadi, que hace pocos días se anunció que estaba preso en Guantánamo, y que quería volver a atentar en Gran Bretaña.

El descubrimiento ha tenido lugar en el curso de las investigaciones que se siguen contra los acusados -y condenados- por el caso de la bomba hecha con fertilizante. El jefe de esta última Omar Khyan -el morenito de la foto de arriba con cara de exaltado, el otro, Anthony García no parece muy inteligente- se había reunido en varias ocasiones con Sidique Khan, lo que prueba que las células terroristas no actúan solas.

Esto de que no se sabía que no actuaban solas es una idiotez: Al-Qaeda está formada como una franquicia -término mercantil- y no hay nada más mercantil que unirse para alcanzar sinergias. Así que ¿por qué no van a actuar conjuntamente?

Sin embargo, lo que nos deberíamos preguntar es: ¿realmente las fuerzas de seguridad están preparadas para encarar el terrorismo? Y, en segundo lugar, ¿qué es lo que deberían hacer para estarlo?

En español podeis leer el Opinador Compulsivo que señala que los explosivos que querían utilizar eran básicamente los mismos que iban a usar los que querían volar el Parlamento de Ottawa y degollar al presidente canadiense en directo.

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