lördag 10 oktober 2009

Nobel Prize for Promises?

Nobel Prize for Promises?

Saturday 10 October 2009 by: Howard Zinn, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

Nobel Peace Prize winners.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    I was dismayed when I heard Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize. A shock, really, to think that a president carrying on wars in two countries and launching military action in a third country (Pakistan), would be given a peace prize. But then I recalled that Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Kissinger had all received Nobel Peace Prizes. The Nobel Committee is famous for its superficial estimates and for its susceptibility to rhetoric and empty gestures, while ignoring blatant violations of world peace.

    Yes, Wilson gets credit for the League of Nations - that ineffectual body which did nothing to prevent war. But he also bombarded the Mexican coast, sent troops to occupy Haiti and the Dominican Republic and brought the US into the slaughterhouse of Europe in the first World War - surely, among stupid and deadly wars, at the top of the list.

    Sure, Theodore Roosevelt brokered a peace between Japan and Russia. But he was a lover of war, who participated in the US conquest of Cuba, pretending to liberate it from Spain while fastening US chains around that tiny island. And as president he presided over the bloody war to subjugate the Filipinos, even congratulating a US general who had just massacred 600 helpless villagers in the Phillipines. The Committee did not give the Nobel Prize to Mark Twain, who denounced Roosevelt and criticized the war, nor to William James, leader of the anti-imperialist league.

    Oh yes, the Committee saw fit to give a peace prize to Henry Kissinger, because he signed the final agreement ending the war in Vietnam, of which he had been one of the architects. Kissinger, who obsequiously went along with Nixon's expansion of the war with the bombing of peasant villages in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Kissinger, who matches the definition of a war criminal very accurately, was given a peace prize!

    People should not be given a peace prize on the basis of promises they have made (as with Obama, an eloquent maker of promises) but on the basis of actual accomplishments towards ending war. Obama has continued deadly, inhuman military action in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    The Nobel Peace Committee should retire, and turn over its huge funds to some international peace organization which is not awed by stardom and rhetoric, and which has some understanding of history.


Howard Zinn is a historian, playwright and social activist, and has received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs Award, the Upton Sinclair Award and the Lannan Literary Award. He is perhaps best known for "A People's History of the United States."



Pakistani police said, on Monday 09/14/2009, that a recently detained terror suspect Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali, is the same Swedish national once held by theUSA at Guantanamo Bay and that he was trying to connect with Al Qaeda operatives.

Dera Ghazi Khan police chief Mohammad Rizwan told The Associated Press that authorities made the determination after interrogating Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali. "I do confirm that he is the same person. He is a very dangerous man," Rizwan said.

Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali was arrested on the outskirts of Dera Ghazi Khan, a southern Pakistani town, on 08/28/2009 along with a group of foreigners including seven Turks and three other Swedes who lacked the proper immigration stamp.

A Swedish man with the same name was arrested in Pakistan in 2001 and held for two years at the USA prison in Cuba. He was released on 07/08/2004 after he denied any ties to Al Qaeda.

A police report obtained by the AP says the detained group planned to travel to North Waziristan, one of Pakistan's lawless FATA region, along the Afghan border, to join Al Qaeda there.

Sweden confirmed, on Saturday 09/12/2009, that three of its citizens were arrested in 08/2009, by Pakistani police but that at the time police had not provided their identities to Swedish authorities.

Though many of those held at Guantanamo Bay have been released and left the public eye, some are known to have joined or rejoined militant movements despite attempts in some countries to rehabilitate them.

Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali was born in Stockholm in 1979. He is the son of anAlgerian immigrant and a Finnish woman. He finished secondary studies in 1999 and trained as a welder. Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali then he traveled toPortugal, supposedly to pursue a career as a Football player. Ghezali was apprehended by the Portuguese Police in Algarve, on 07/31/1999, for a suspected bank robbery and a jewelry theft.

Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali and his partner were sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment, but were released early. Ghezali was released from prison on 06/12/2000, after having spent 10 months in a Portuguese prison, and returned to Sweden (his father claimed that Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali went toAlgeria to serve in the Algerian Army).

Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali then traveled to Medina, Saudi Arabia, to study at the university. However, he was not accepted and returned to Sweden in 04/2001 for a brief period before travelling to London where he studied at the Madrasa of the Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Muhammad. He then travelled toPakistan in the summer of 2001 in order to study at one of the Madrasas situated there. After failing to gain acceptance into any of the Madrasas he then travelled to Afghanistan, where he according to his own statements stayed with a family in Jalalabad.

According to media reports Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali stayed at the “Algerian House”, supposedly a known hideout for Al Qaeda and was used also earlier byAhmed Ressam.

After his release, on 07/08/2004, Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali criticized the Swedish government for not helping him sufficiently.

”Svensk medborgare” gripen för serievåldtäkter- Ted Ekeroth skriver

Ted Ekeroth skrev följande idag (10 Oktober 2009)

Expressen skriver att en ”svensk medborgare” har blivit gripen i Norge, misstänkt för att ha våldtagit 3 kvinnor i Oslo. Så här låter det:

En svensk medborgare har gripits misstänkt för serievåldtäkter i Norge. [...] Svensken häktades i onsdags. Beslutet att frihetsberöva honom [...]

Tittar man på vad norska tidningar skriver, blir bilden en annan:

Politiet i Oslo har denne uken pågrepet en svensk statsborger med iransk opprinnelse, mistenkt for overfallsvoldtekt mot tre kvinner i Oslo. [...]
- Han er en kjenning av svensk politi. Han har tidligere blitt dømt for tre voldtekter i Sverige, i tillegg til noen andre mishandlingsdommer, sier hun.

Så mycket för ”svensken”.

The UAF are at it AGAIN! (and we, the taxpayers fund them!)

English Defense League

Fighting against Militant Islam

Trouble flared up in Harrow today as Muslim Thugs, once again, were incited to violence by the British Government funded militant group (UAF) who are being named "United against Freedom" after recent events. We would like to state that none of our members were present at today’s attempted peaceful protest, and 9/11 memorial which was due to be held in the Town, but was stopped by police due to fears of violence by the UAF who seem to have close links to Islamic Fundamentalism.

The question is, why are these people funded by us, the taxpayer? We would like a full investigation into this group who are fully backed by members of various "Left-Wing" political parties, including the Labour Party, and the Conservatives. Individual supporters names can be found here.

Everywhere this group of Anti-English Fascists go, trouble starts. They must be stopped.

Today, a group called "Stop the Islamification of Europe" (SIOE) had organized a peaceful protest at the position of the UK's largest Mosque, in Harrow, and also had planned to commemorate the death's of nearly 3000 innocent people who were killed by Islamic Fundamentalists 8 years ago today in the World Trade Centre, New York.

Is this cause for a group of around 1000 Muslims backed by the UAF to cause riots, and throw fireworks and bricks at Police? Especially when Police advised the local community that only 15-20 demonstrators from the SIOE would be attending (there were around 16)? What is with the UAF? The scenes earlier reminded me of scenes in wartime Afghanistan or Iraq.

They have caused violence at demonstrations we have held in Birmingham, and we only protest against Islamic Fundamentalists. The UAF are a group of thugs, and cause violence everywhere they go. It certainly raises an eyebrow to say the least.

So, lets sum this up. The English are not allowed to insult Islamic Extremists, or Islam in any way, and we have also been denied our freedom to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

What ever happened to Democracy and freedom of speech? The whole World saw what these thugs did today. This should have been a day of International mourning.

BBC footage can be found here.

fredag 9 oktober 2009

Extrem islam - normal islam, vilket är vad?

Bloggen Garm skrev följande som jag tyckte var mycket passande:

Vi får alltid höra att det finns en skillnad mellan extremistisk islam och fredsälskande normal islam.
Att döma av det vi ser av muslimernas beteende, så är de: anti-demokrater, anti-kristna, anti-judar, anti-buddhister och anti-hinduer. Samt framförallt mot det för dem depraverade väst med sina fria kvinnor, homosexuella och (HUU) ateister med flera grupper.
Muslimer är inblandade i ca 25 av cirka 30 konflikter som pågår i världen: I Afghanistan, Algeriet, Bangladesh, Kongo, Elfenbenskusten, Cypern, Östtimor, Indien, Indonesien (2 provinser), Kashmir, Kazakastan, Kurdistan, Mellanöstern, Nigeria, Pakistan, Filippinerna, Somalia, Sudan, Ryssland, Tjetjenien, Tadzjikistan, Thailand, Uganda och Uzbekistan.
Innebär inte detta att extrem islam är normen och normal islam är extremt sällsynt?


Kunde inte ha sagt det bättre själv!

'Iran will blow up the heart of Israel'

By JPOST.COM STAFF AND AP Oct 9, 2009 11:44

Article's topics: IranIranian Nuclear Threat

Iran will "blow up the heart of Israel" if the United States or the Jewish state attacked it first, a top official with Iran's most powerful military force, the Revolutionary Guard, warned Friday.

In this photo released by the...

In this photo released by the Iranian semi-official Mehr News Agency, Revolutionary Guard's Zelzal missile is launched in a drill near the city of Qom, 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Teheran, Iran.
Photo: AP

SLIDESHOW: Israel & Region World

Cleric Mojtaba Zolnour, who is the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's representative in the Guard, said that if a US or Israeli missile lands in Iran, Iranian missiles will hit Israel in retaliation.

"Should a single American or Zionist missile land in our country, before the dust settles, Iranian missiles will blow up the heart of Israel," Zolnour was quoted as saying by the state IRNA news agency.

In March, Iran's deputy army chief made similar remarks, warning that his country will eliminate Israel if it attacks the Islamic republic.

"Should Israel take any action against Iran, we will eliminate Israel from the scene of the universe," Gen. Muhammad Reza Ashtiani said at the time in Teheran.

Ashtiani claimed Israel was "very vulnerable" and dismissed allegations that Iran was worried about Israeli maneuvers.

"Due to its special conditions, Israel is very vulnerable in the region," he said. "The aggressors will face a crushing response."

Herb Keinon contributed to this report

"Islamister hör inte hemma i Centern"

CENTERPARTISTOCHMUSLIM. Mahmoud Aldebe står på Stockholmscenterns nomineringslista till riksdagen. Något som fått Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist att reagera. En islamist som inte ens omfamnar det grundläggande axiomet att FN:s mänskliga fri- och rättigheter ska gälla alla och alltid, kan inte kalla sig centerpartist, skriver hon bland annat. Foto: ARNEHYCKENBERG/SCANPIX

Expressen Debatt 9 Oktober 2009

20 september 2009 Alia Khalifa: Förbjud  mig inte att vara mig själv Portalparagrafer i partiprogram tas ofta för givna och debatteras sällan, trots att de faktiskt är själva grunden för de politiska partierna. Centerpartiets program utgår, som många andra, från att alla människor är jämlika och har samma rättigheter och skyldigheter oavsett kön, livsåskådning, sexuell läggning, etnisk eller social bakgrund. Partiets liberala profil tydliggörs genom kravet på att varje människa ska ha möjlighet att forma sitt eget liv.
Centerpartiet tillämpar öppna nomineringar i enlighet med våra värderingar. Alla som är medlemmar kan föreslå sig själv eller någon annan till vilken lista som helst. Syftet med öppen nominering är givetvis att fler ska ta steget från att vara medlem till att söka mandat som förtroendevald. Som medlemmar är det sedan vår skyldighet att upplysa om och debattera vilka dessa personer är och vad de står för.
En av kandidaterna på Stockholms läns nomineringslista till Riksdagen är Mahmoud Aldebe. Han kallar sig just nu centerpartist och säger att han vill "driva frågor om jämställdhet, mångfald, demokrati och människorättigheter",
Aldebe har argumenterat för införandet av sharialagar i Sverige. Det skulle innebära att muslimer som vill ska ha sin egen civillagstiftning i stället för den svenska familjerätten. Vissa företrädare förespråkar även dömandet av otrohet och homosexuella inom ramen för sharia.
I en intervju som nyislamisten och al-Quds demonstrationsarrangör Mohammed Omar nyligen gjorde med Aldebe, kommenterar Aldebe sharialagarnas kritiker med att "Man vill bli av med obekväma och 'radikala' muslimer som stör idyllen". Men det här är inte att störa idyllen. Poängen med demokrati i Sverige är att makten och den lagstiftande förmågan utgår från folket. Det gäller inte bara konstitutionella och statsstyrande lagar. Det gäller likaväl den civilrättsliga lagstiftningen - som är den som Aldebe vill åsidosätta. I samma intervju säger Aldebe, att han vill starta ett nytt parti i Sverige för att kunna känna "oberoende när det kommer till vår bekännelse, vår tro och teologi".
Aldebes extremism har tagit sig flera uttryck. 2003 vädjade han om resning för de två farbröder som mördade Pela Atroshi. I brevet till justitieministern hävdade han att domen var resultatet av politiska, polisiära och massmediala konspirationer. Han menade också att ett syfte med processen var att uppmuntra invandrarflickor att revoltera mot familjens traditioner och religionens värderingar. Exemplen visar knappast på en ambition att åstadkomma försoning och samling, utan snarare på ett självpåtaget utanförskap och krav på respekt för extremism.
Mahmoud Aldebe är radikal islamist och lierar sig med de mest fundamentalistiska grupper vi har i Sverige. Det råder inget tvivel om att radikala islamister vill ta makt med andra medel än de demokratiska - där allas fria och likvärdiga röst är grundläggande.
En islamist som inte ens omfamnar det grundläggande axiomet att FN:s mänskliga fri- och rättigheter ska gälla alla och alltid, kan inte kalla sig centerpartist. De liberala värderingar som partiet vilar på har inget gemensamt med det som Aldebe står för.
Aldebes aktivism, där han gör sig till talesperson för alla Sveriges muslimer, är också farlig därför att den ger en grogrund för allmän misstänksamhet mot islam och mot muslimer. Alla de svenska muslimer som inte står bakom hans extrema åsikter riskerar därmed att bli offer för dem.
Demokratin och vårt samhälles utformning är aldrig färdig och vi måste sätta strålkastarljuset på vem och vad som vill förändra den. Det mångkulturella Sverige är en förutsättning för vårt framtida välstånd. Men när olika politiska traditioner och inriktningar möts så behövs också en öppen debatt om vad som är friheter, rättigheter och skyldigheter. Det handlar inte om att förbjuda slöjor eller burkor på gator och torg, utan om vilka grundläggande spelregler som ska gälla för umgänget människor emellan i vårt land.
Eftersom jag kandiderar i Stockholms stads centerdistrikt, kan jag utan egen vinning, uppmana medlemmar i Stockholms län att inte lägga en enda röst på Aldebe och att de kräver att nomineringskommittén är noga med kandidatförklaringarna vid nomineringsstämman.
Ställ era kandidater mot väggen för att få höra vad de vill uträtta som riksdagsledamöter. Det är glädjande att det idag på centerpartiets listor finns många kandidater med muslimsk bakgrund. Både sekulära och djupt troende. Jag är övertygad om att listan i Stockholms län kommer att ha en mångfald som aldrig förr med politiskt erfarna och liberalt rakryggade kandidater.
Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist

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måndag 5 oktober 2009


By Frosty Wooldridge
October 5, 2009

For 15 years, from the mid 1970s to 1990, I worked in Detroit, Michigan. I watched it descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gun play, drugs, school truancy, car-jacking, gangs and human depravity. I watched entire city blocks burned out. I watched graffiti explode on buildings, cars, trucks, buses and school yards. Trash everywhere! Detroiters walked through it, tossed more into it and ignored it.

Tens of thousands and then, hundreds of thousands today exist on federal welfare, free housing and food stamps! With Aid to Dependent Children, minority women birthed eight to 10 and in once case, one woman birthed 24 kids as reported by the Detroit Free Press—all on American taxpayer dollarss. A new child meant a new car payment, new TV and whatever mom wanted. I saw Lyndon Baines Johnson’s “Great Society” flourish in Detroit. If you give money for doing nothing, you will get more hands out taking money for doing nothing.

Mayor Coleman Young, perhaps the most corrupt mayor in America, outside of Richard Daley in Chicago, rode Detroit down to its knees. He set the benchmark for cronyism, incompetence and arrogance. As a black man, he said, “I am the MFIC.” The IC meant ‘in charge’. You can figure out the rest. Detroit became a majority black city with 67 percent African-Americans.

As a United Van Lines truck driver for my summer job from teaching math and science, I loaded hundreds of American families into my van for a new life in another city or state. Detroit plummeted from 1.8 million citizens to 912,000 today. At the same time, legal and illegal immigrants converged on the city, so much so, that Muslims number over 300,000. Mexicans number 400,000 throughout Michigan, but most work in Detroit.

As the Muslims moved in, the whites moved out. As the crimes became more violent, the whites fled. Finally, unlawful Mexicans moved in at a torrid pace. You could cut the racial tension in the air with a knife! Detroit may be one our best examples of multiculturalism: pure dislike and total separation from America.

Today, you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan, paid for by Saudi Arabia oil money. High school flunk out rates reached 76 percent last June according to NBC’s Brian Williams. Classrooms resemble more foreign countries than America. English? Few speak it! The city features a 50 percent illiteracy rate and growing. Unemployment hit 28.9 percent in 2009 as the auto industry vacated the city.

In this week’s Time Magazine October 4, 2009, “The Tragedy of Detroit: How a great city fell and how it can rise again,” I choked on the writer’s description of what happened.

“If Detroit had been savaged by a hurricane and submerged by a ravenous flood, we'd know a lot more about it,” said Daniel Okrent. “If drought and carelessness had spread brush fires across the city, we'd see it on the evening news every night. Earthquake, tornadoes, you name it — if natural disaster had devastated the city that was once the living proof of American prosperity, the rest of the country might take notice. Top of Form

Bottom of Form

But Detroit, once our fourth largest city, now 11th and slipping rapidly, has had no such luck. Its disaster has long been a slow unwinding that seemed to remove it from the rest of the country. Even the death rattle that in the past year emanated from its signature industry brought more attention to the auto executives than to the people of the city, who had for so long been victimized by their dreadful decision-making.”

As Coleman Young’s corruption brought the city to its knees, no amount of federal dollars could save the incredible payoffs, kick backs and illegality permeating his administration. I witnessed the city’s death from the seat of my 18-wheeler tractor trailer because I moved people out of every sector of decaying Detroit.

“By any quantifiable standard, the city is on life support. Detroit's treasury is $300 million short of the funds needed to provide the barest municipal services,” Okrent said. “The school system, which six years ago was compelled by the teachers' union to reject a philanthropist's offer of $200 million to build 15 small, independent charter high schools, is in receivership. The murder rate is soaring, and 7 out of 10 remain unsolved. Three years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, unemployment in that city hit a peak of 11%. In Detroit, the unemployment rate is 28.9%. That's worth spelling out: twenty-eight point nine percent.”

At the end of Okrent’s report, and he will write a dozen more about Detroit, he said, “That's because the story of Detroit is not simply one of a great city's collapse. It's also about the erosion of the industries that helped build the country we know today. The ultimate fate of Detroit will reveal much about the character of America in the 21st century. If what was once the most prosperous manufacturing city in the nation has been brought to its knees, what does that say about our recent past? And if it can't find a way to get up, what does that say about our future?”

As you read in my book review of Chris Steiner’s book, $20 Per Gallon, the auto industry won’t come back. Immigration will keep pouring more and more uneducated third world immigrants from the Middle East into Detroit—thus creating a beachhead for Islamic hegemony in America. If 50 percent illiteracy continues, we will see more homegrown terrorists spawned out of the Muslim ghettos of Detroit. Illiteracy plus Islam equals walking human bombs. You have already seen it in the Madrid, Spain, London, England and Paris, France with train bombings, subway bombings and riots. As their numbers grow, so will their power to enact their barbaric Sharia Law that negates republican forms of government, first amendment rights and subjugates women to the lowest rungs on the human ladder. We will see more honor killings by upset husbands, fathers and brothers that demand subjugation by their daughters, sisters and wives. Muslims prefer beheadings of women to scare the hell out of any other members of their sect from straying.

Multiculturalism: what a perfect method to kill our language, culture, country and way of life.

söndag 4 oktober 2009

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