Archive for November 16th, 2010
But if this makes you think that perhaps Islam may not be quite the religion of peace it is so often portrayed to be – well, you’re just Islamophobic™..
Tens of thousands of Muslims chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” at the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which the Ayatollah of Iran called “a symbol of spirituality.”
The Arab Ahlul Bayt News Agency reported, “The pilgrims chanted anti-US and anti-Zionist slogans during the ceremony, also attended by the Supreme Leader’s representative for Hajj affairs, Hojatoleslam Ali Qazi-Asgar.
“God is the Greatest”, “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” were among slogans chanted by the masses in unison as they gathered in the Desert of Arafat near Mecca, where more than 2 million Muslims have gathered.
Welcome once again to Saudi Barbaria’s ‘Believe It Or Not’:
WASHINGTON – Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Saudi Arabia to overturn a sentence of 50 lashes against a journalist who had reported on a protest against electricity cuts.
The sentence – including 25 of the lashes to be administered in public, as well as two months in prison — was handed down on October 26 to Fahd al-Jukhaidib, a correspondent for national daily Al-Jazira, by the General Court in Qubba in northern Saudi Arabia, according to HRW.
His article, describing the problems faced by Qubba residents as a result of frequent power cuts, was published on September 7, 2008, the rights group said. Read the rest of this entry »
Some of them aren’t even British citizens. But who are the real enemies of the state here?
Around a dozen men, who accused British security forces of colluding in their torture overseas, are to get millions in compensation from the UK government.
Some of the men, who are all British citizens or residents, were detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. At least six of them alleged UK forces were complicit in their torture before they arrived at Guantanamo.
A ministerial statement on the out-of-court settlement is due to be made in the House of Commons later on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »