1.- The Tel Aviv District Court convicted Sunday 24-year-old israeli-Arab Lenin Altouri from the village of Kfar Kasem on charges of holding contact with a foreign agent and intent to betray the country. Altouri pleaded guilty to all charges as part of a plea bargain.
According to the amended indictment, during phone conversations held in March and April 2004 between Altouri and his uncle As’ad Mahmad Khalil Taha, a resident of the Gaza refugee camp Nuzirat and a Hamas member, Taha has told his nephew about recent incidents in the Gaza Strip, and asked him to assist the organization. Altouri agreed, and said he was willing to do whatever it takes in order to help Hamas.
Taha had asked Altouri to abduct soldiers and deliver them to Hamas in Hebron or Ramallah. The nephew replied that he needed money in order to carry out the kidnappings, and Taha asked him for a bank account number to which he could transfer the funds….
Once more, it’s proved than muslims are firstly, muslims, and then (very much numbers after) israeli, spanish, english or chinese.
2.- The partners of several suspected terrorists being detained in Belgium are ready to carry out suicide attacks in Morocco, it was reported on Thursday. The claim was made in a police statement by Mohamed Reha, a Belgian of Moroccan ancestry who was arrested in Morocco earlier this month. News agency AFP has obtained a copy of the statement. Reha studied at a Koran school in Syria but was deported at the age of 18 in June 2005 and returned to Belgium, Flemish newspaper ‘De Standaard’ reported. In Belgium, he allegedly received a telephone call from the wife of a man identified as Rachid Iba. “She asked me to come to Brussels. We agreed to meet in a [train] station,” Reha told Moroccan police.
“She told me that many Muslim women whose husbands were arrested in Belgium would like to become involved in Jihad, the holy war. She asked me to help them by finding someone to train them and supply them with explosives.”
Yes, that is a new proof of the “peace” Islam wants.
3.- He’s a mystery in a red beard, with a strange alias and a degree in chemical engineering. In the hands of this alleged al-Qaida operative, it’s a specialty that summons visions of poison gas and mass terror. Al-Qaida is “wedded to the spectacular,” notes U.S. counterterrorism analyst Donald Van Duyn, and elusive Egyptian chemist Midhat Mursi was said to be exploring such possibilities when last seen, brewing up deadly compounds and gassing dogs in Afghanistan.
Very peaceful, also.
4.- Iran’s hard-line constitutional watchdog approved a bill Saturday blocking international inspections of atomic facilities if the nation is referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions, state-run television reported. The ratification by the Guardian Council means the bill – overwhelmingly approved by parliament last month – now needs just a presidential signature to become law. It was not clear when that would take place.
That continues the story that is treated here. Ooh, and Khatami insist on the Dialog between Civilizations, and Russia is going to sell missiles to Iran (that is, to begin the dialog with the hated Western civilization). Just pray they are not the same model that Russia sold to Syria.
5.- In Australia, RELIGIOUS groups have launched an attack on Christmas – calling for it to be renamed and toned down. A leading Islamic body says the use of the term “Christmas” is politically incorrect because it excludes too many people in multicultural Australia. The Forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations wants a community debate to find an alternative – suggesting the word “festive” as a possible replacement.
And a Queensland Jewish leader has called for an end to the “automatic imposition” of Christmas on the community, saying the season has been reduced to a “shopping festival”.
The attacks have outraged Christian churches, family groups and civic leaders. Even other Muslim groups have slammed the call.
Hmm, well, if they are “attacked” by the Christmas, just work on that part of the year and ask for other days to have holidays. The answer is NOOOO: they want ALL the Christian holidays, plus all the Muslim holidays.
Festive, hmm. Do these guys know what the Christians celebrate those days of the year? Do they know that the Birth of Jesus Christ is the most important event of the year, equal to Easter? Hmm, they know, but they do not want to respect it, because they are the best of all religions.
(Oooh, and the Jews: they are like the Jews that supported Hitler. I understand them).
6.- And so, four years and 3.442 jihad-related deaths after 9/11 (there are even more before that day), the Iraqi Islamic Party has published a statement that says: “There are some who are trying to tarnish the clear white image of our religion.”