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ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN’S PERSECUTION OPPRESSION OF MINORITIES – ISLAMIC APARTHEID

April 24, 2009
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN’S PERSECUTION OPPRESSION OF MINORITIES – ISLAMIC APARTHEID

In General, Christians, Baha’i, Kurds, Jews, Azeris, Baluchis, Ahwazi Arabs

Again, religious persecution in Iran
February 20, 2009
Ethel C. Fenig
As Thomas Lifson noted yesterday Iranian authorities destroyed a Sufi holy site, continuing their practice of pressuring and discriminating against religions that do not strictly follow the Shi’ite form of Islam. But the Sufis are not the only religious minority suffering discrimination in Iran.

The 2500 year old Jewish community, which numbered over 80,000 thirty years ago at the time of the Khoemeni Revolution which overthrew the Shah, has dwindled to about 20,000. Those remaining Jews live restricted personal and religious lives, always under suspicion of being traitors for pro “Zionist” activities.
Despite the official distinction between “Jews,” “Zionists,” and “Israel,” the most common accusation the Jews encounter is that of maintaining contacts with Zionists. The Jewish community does enjoy a measure of religious freedom but is faced with constant suspicion of cooperating with the Zionist state and with “imperialistic America” — both such activities are punishable by death. Jews who apply for a passport to travel abroad must do so in a special bureau and are immediately put under surveillance. The government does not generally allow all members of a family to travel abroad at the same time to prevent Jewish emigration. Again, the Jews live under the status of dhimmi, with the restrictions im posed on religious minorities. Jewish leaders fear government reprisals if they draw attention to official mistreatment of their community.

Iran’s official government-controlled media often issues anti-Semitic propaganda. A prime example is the government’s publishing of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious Czarist forgery, in 1994 and 1999.2 Jews also suffer varying degrees of officially sanctioned discrimination, particularly in the areas of employment, education, and public accommodations.
The Islamization of the country has brought about strict control over Jewish educational institutions. Before the revolution, there were some 20 Jewish schools functioning throughout the country. In recent years, most of these have been closed down. In the remaining schools, Jewish principals have been replaced by Muslims. In Teheran there are still three schools in which Jewish pupils constitute a majority. The curriculum is Islamic, and Persian is forbidden as the language of instruction for Jewish studies. Special Hebrew lessons are conducted on Fridays by the Orthodox Otzar ha-Torah organization, which is responsible for Jewish religious education. Saturday is no longer officially recognized as the Jewish sabbath, and Jewish pupils are compelled to attend school on that day. There are three synagogues in Teheran, but since 1994, there has been no rabbi in Iran, and the bet din does not function.
At least 13 Jews have been executed in Iran since the Islamic revolution 30 years ago, most of them for either religious reasons or their connection to Israel. For example, in May 1998, Jewish businessman Ruhollah Kakhodah-Zadeh was hanged in prison without a public charge or legal proceeding, apparently for assisting Jews to emigrate.
Other religious groups are persecuted too. This week Iran admitted that seven Bahai leaders arrested and detained more than eight months ago would be charged with spying for Israel.
The Bahai faith, which began in the 19th century in what is now Iran, claims their founder, Baha’a’llah, is the last Moslem prophet, not Mohammed. Bahai’s international headquarters are located in Haifa, Israel where Bahais, along with Moslems and Christians of various backgrounds, plus other religions in addition to Jews can practice freely.
This is not true in Iran.
Bahais claim 300,000 followers in Iran, but there are no independent statistics on the denomination’s size in the country. The Islamic republic allows Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians, who are regarded as members of monotheistic religions, to hold religious gatherings. Bahais are forbidden to hold such meetings, and those who make their faith public are banned from studying at universities serving in the army and working in government offices.
The Iranian prosecutors claim
“All evidence points to the fact that the Bahai organization is in direct contact with the foreign enemies of Iran,” Dorri-Najafabadi wrote in the letter, (snip) “The ghastly Bahai organization is illegal on all levels, their dependence on Israel has been documented, their antagonism with Islam and the Islamic System is obvious, their danger for national security is proven and any replacement organization must also be dealt with according to the law,”
This charge is part of the latest prosecution against Iranian Bahais.
The Bahai International Community, which represents members of the faith worldwide, says hundreds of followers have been jailed and some executed in the years since Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/02/again_religious_persecution_in.html

Religious minorities in Iran: Information from Answers.com
http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521770734

Iran Minority News
http://iranminoritynews.org

Middle East Minorities Unite! by Joseph … Iran ’s Islamic republic has created serious problems for the large communities of non-Persian minorities, including the Azeri’s and the Baluchis and is … http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=24209

Q&A: Iran’s Waning Human Rights – New York Times, Iran is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which affords legal rights to minorities and minors. Persecution of religious minorities …
http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/world/slot1_081006.html?_r=3&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

AZERIS
azerireport.com – Iran Fears Velvet Revolution: Can Azeris Do It? Also, religious minorities such as Christians, Jews and Bahais have also been persecuted. The news regarding arrests of Azeri ethnics in Iran is not unusual …
http://azerireport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=973&Itemid=49

Minorities Persecuted In Iran, Voice of America interviews Fakhte …Sep 22, 2006 … Religious and ethnic minorities in Iran are often persecuted by the government. Azeris, who make up approximately one-quarter of Iran’s …
http://www.en.baybak.com/minorities-persecuted-in-iran.azr

Iran Minority News » Blog Archive » Persecution of Large Minority …Persecution of Large Minority Community, the Iranian Azeris.
http://iranminoritynews.org/2009/04/01/persecution-of-large-minority-community-the-iranian-azeris/

Persecution, Tension and Awakening in Northern Iran – The Henry …Many Azeris view themselves as something of a sleeping giant in Iranian politics … and Azeris, but of Arabs, Kurds, Balochs, Turkmen and other minorities, …
http://www.henryjacksonsociety.org/stories.asp?id=343

Persecution Of Azeri Iranians, Listen to Persecution Of Iran’s Azeri Minority (Real Player) audio clip. For the past fifteen years, the Iranian Azerbaijani minority has been fighting for …
http://www.voanews.com/uspolicy/archive/2006-10/2006-10-12-voa6.cfm

UNPO – UNPO General Assembly Joint Member Resolution… repression and persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in Iran, … The Ahwazi Arab, Azeri Turk, Balochi and Kurdish nation members of UNPO …
http://www.unpo.org/content/view/8296/259/

Amnesty Blogs: Hurry Up Hurriyat : Ethnic minority journalists in Iran, Aug 29, 2008 …Iran minorities journalist journalists arab balochi kurd … Azizi’s case is part of a growing trend in Iran against journalists from Arab, Azeri, … restive amid claims of cultural persecution and discrimination. …
http://blogs.amnesty.org.uk/blogs_entry.asp?eid=1842

Iran Working Group examines the situation of ethnic and religious minorities
2008-03-17
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, March 13 representatives of Iran’s ethnic and religious groups testified at a meeting of the Iran Working Group, a Congressional body co-chaired by Congressman Mark Kirk and Congressman Robert Andrews. The Leadership Council for Human Rights assisted in organizing the hearing, which included testimony from Fakhteh Zamani, Director of the Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners; Sharif Behruz, U.S. Representative of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan; Kit Bigelow, Director of External Affairs for the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the U.S.; Dr. Ali Al-Taie, Professor at Shaw University and author of The Arabs of Khuzestan and Iran; Dr. M. Hosseinbor, Iranian Baluchi and author of Iran and Its Nationalities: The Case of Baloch Nationalism; and Nina Shea, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
LCHR President Kathryn Cameron Porter served as moderator. Porter stressed the importance of seeking solidarity among Iran’s diverse marginalized groups in order to promote human rights for all persecuted peoples.
Rep. Kirk, who convened the working group meeting, said the treatment of Iran’s minorities was a bi-partisan issue of concern. He spoke about the importance of Iran in the future of the United States’ foreign policy, and warned about the danger of failing to understand the country’s complexities and making cultural mistakes.
Nina Shea gave a comprehensive summary of the International Religious Freedom Report on Iran, describing “systematic, ongoing persecution based primarily or entirely upon religion.” Iran’s constitution recognizes Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians, as well as non-Shi’a Muslims, as members of official minority religions, but there are severe limitations upon the rights of these groups. According to the International Religious Freedom Report, religious minorities “face substantial societal discrimination, and government actions continued to support elements of society who create a threatening atmosphere.”
Groups that are not recognized face even greater problems, as illustrated by the testimony of Kit Bigelow. More than 200 Baha’is have been killed in Iran since 1978 and countless more have been imprisoned, attacked and harassed, she said. The elimination of the Baha’is is explicit government policy, meaning that they face arbitrary arrest, imprisonment, and defamation from the government sponsored media on a daily basis.
Since Ahmadinejad came to power there has been a new wave of discrimination against Baha’is, Bigelow said. A new draft penal code is currently being considered which specifically requires the death penalty as a punishment for apostasy, and it is thought that this is a direct threat against the Baha’i community which is regularly condemned for apostasy by the authorities.
Discrimination goes beyond religion. Iran is home to many distinct ethnic groups with their own identities and languages. Persians, the dominant ethnic group in Iran, in fact constitute just 45 percent of the population, said Dr. Hosseinbor. The remaining 55 percent of the population, made up of Kurds, Baluchis, Arabs, Azeris, Turkmen and Turks, tend to be spread around the outside of the state, often splitting their population between two or three countries.
Sharif Behruz said that the poorest areas of Iran are those populated by ethnic minorities. Lack of investment has resulted in a comparatively low quality of life.
One of the biggest grievances of Iran’s ethnic minorities, expressed by all the representatives of minority groups present at the meeting, is the restriction on cultural rights, particularly the use of minority languages. Kurds, Azeris, Baluchis and other minorities are not permitted to use their mother tongue in schools, and there are significant barriers to the publishing of books. This is just one part of a larger policy of “forced assimilation” which, according to Fakhteh Zamani, has been put in place by the rulers of Iran since the 1920s.
The state-sponsored media also runs defamation campaigns, she said, including openly insulting Azeris, depicting them as intellectually challenged characters, and generally perpetuating the misconception that they are “backward”- a stereotype held by many due to the fact that they are not fluent in Farsi, the official national language.
Under the Islamic Republic, said Sharif Behruz, people are systematically repressed, and minorities are viewed as second class citizens: “unlawful detentions, torture, harassment, executions and disappearances have become a daily routine in the Kurdish areas,” he said.
Behruz said that in order to move forward and develop Iran must become “democratic and decentralized.” This would “recover its devastated economy, create political stability inside and assist in bringing about stability, security in the region, and most importantly, as an effective member of the international community can strengthen world peace.”
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee emphasized the importance of continuing to speak up for these minority groups. “Every government can be judged by its treatment of ethnic and religious minorities,” she said, “and Iran would get a failing grade.”
http://www.pdki.org/articles1-1337-83.htm

Many Azeris see Iranian hand behind wave of unrest
Iran is working hard to become the leader of the global jihad. By Ilan Greenberg in the International Herald Tribune, with thanks to Twostellas:
BAKU, Azerbaijan: An article denigrating Islam published early last month in an obscure newspaper here in the capital has led to emotional demonstrations across Azerbaijan and in Iran. A prominent Iranian cleric demanded the death of the two writers of the article, who have been imprisoned in Azerbaijan.
The article blamed Islam for Azerbaijan’s meager development and likened the Prophet Muhammad to a used handkerchief. The ensuing furor echoes the case of the Danish cartoons published in September 2005 that mocked Islam and that, months later, generated protests throughout the Muslim world.
Here, the thunderous rhetoric from village imams and other religious conservatives has sent tremors through the Azeri government and the secular elite of the nation.
“I am for freedom of speech but not the freedom to insult,” said Haji Ilgar, an imam at the Jama Old City Mosque in Baku who is often critical of the government of the secular president, Ilham Aliyev. “The only solution is to take this to the courts.”
Many Azeris see the roots of the trouble in what they consider Iran’s shadowy influence here. The two countries have had an often prickly relationship since Azerbaijan’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Iran is the regional power, and Azerbaijan is an up- and-coming oil state, tucked between Iran and Russia on the Caspian Sea.
Both Iran and Azerbaijan are Shiite, but Azeris fear that Iran wants to destabilize the country by spreading its brand of militant Islam across the border. Iran is struggling to deal with a large minority — upwards of a third — of Iran’s 66 million people who are ethnic Azeri, a beleaguered minority that frequently agitates for more rights and cultural autonomy. Iran does not want them to get any ideas from a secular and prospering Azerbaijan, in this view.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/014536.php

AHWAZI – ARABS
The British Ahwazi Friendship Society campaigns on behalf of the Ahwazi Arabs, an indigenous ethnic group persecuted by successive Iranian governments. …
http://www.ahwaz.org.uk/

Middle East transfer: The continuing Iranian persecution of its Ahwazi Arab population … Over a million Arabs have been deported from the district of Al-Ahwaz, home to some eight million Arabs, in Southern-East Iran, near the Iraqi border. …
http://www.henryjacksonsociety.org/stories.asp?id=366

Tehran’s secret war against its own people | Peter Tatchell …Oct 10, 2006 … The persecution of Ahwazi Arabs and the takeover of their land has led to …. is so silent in the face of Iran’s persecution of Arabs. …
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article666792.ece

San Francisco Chronicle – Little-known Arab group in Iran faces …Little-known Arab group in Iran faces persecution … The government accuses Ahwazi Arabs of plotting foreign invasions with everyone from the CIA to Saddam …
http://web.radicalparty.org/pressreview/print_right.php

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World Prout Assembly: Ahwazis: Arab Group in Iran Faces Persecution, Ahwazis: Arab Group in Iran Faces Persecution. For decades, the Persian shahs and ayatollahs of Iran have uprooted Ahwazi Arabs from their oil-rich region …
http://www.worldproutassembly.org/archives/2006/11/ahwazis_arab_gr.htmlfunc=detail&par=14038

Iran, stop persecuting your Arab minority | Op-Ed Contributors …Yet the Iranian regime’s claim to represent the interests of Arabs is belied by its brutal persecution of the indigenous Ahwazi Arabs living within its own …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1207649974077&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Iran’s Occupied Territories – The Henry Jackson Society, Apr 16, 2008 … Ahwazi Arabs want to be free of ethnic persecution and political oppression and be part of an Iran that embraces cultural diversity and …
http://www.henryjacksonsociety.org/stories.asp?id=597

This an appeal by Ahwazi Arab journalist Mohammad Hassan Fallahiya to the … to raise the issues of national [ethnic] and religious persecution in Iran…
https://www.indymedia.ie/article/84872

Ahwazi: WS on the Case of Ahwazi Arabs in Iran, These persons, all members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority were … According to reports, demonstrators were demanding an end to the persecution of Arabs, … http://www.unpo.org/article.php?id=3985

Look Who’s Persecuting Their Arab Minority! Persecution of an Arab minority. Confiscation of Arab land. Ethnic cleansing. It’s just another day in…Iran. … Tehran has a grand plan to make the Ahwazi a minority in their own land through … As I have written from time to time, Islam is very unpopular in Iran … http://daledamos.blogspot.com/search/label/Iran

Ahwazi: Twenty Persons Face Execution in Iran http://www.unpo.org/article.php?id=5371

CHRISTIANS
Iran Christian Persecution Profile
http://www.cswusa.com/Countries/Iran.htm

The Persecution of Christians in Iran http://www.jubileecampaign.co.uk/world/ira1.htm

Iran Christian Persecution, Christian Persecution continues in Islamic Fundamentalist State of Iran.
http://www.warriorsfortruth.com/iran-christian-persecution.html

Sep 11, 2008 … Two Iranian Christians from Muslim backgrounds may receive the death penalty on charges of apostasy, according to prosecution documents …
http://www.christianpersecution.info/news/iranian-christians-face-death-penalty-in-iran-16204/

Tortured Christian flees Iran. – OneNewsNow – 7/22/2008 11:30:00 AM Bookmark and Share … Iranian Christian Mohsen Namvar has fled across the border into Turkey with his family. ….
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Persecution/Default.aspx?id=186434

BAHA’I
The Case of the Bahá’í Minority in Iran
http://www.bahai.org/article-1-8-3-7.html

Escalating persecution in Iran – http://www.bahai.org.au/scripts/WebObjects.exe/BNO.woa/wa/pages?page=28/64/EscalatingpersecutioninIran1

Clergy gather to protest Iran’s persecution of the Bahai Faith
Organizers say if a government can persecute one religion, all faiths are at risk
April 09, 2009
By john darling
for the Mail Tribune
Leaders of several faiths are gathering Saturday in Medford to protest the persecution of members of the Bahai Faith under the Iranian government and to show support for a resolution by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., calling for the release of prisoners being held in Iraq for their faith.
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090409/NEWS/904090321/-1/LIFE

KURDS
The Plight of Iran’s Kurds | The Middle East InstituteIndeed, to understand the plight of Kurds in Iran, Amitay contended, … coupled with what Amitay characterizes as the persecution of Kurds in Turkey, …
http://www.mideasti.org/summary/plight-irans-kurds

Kurdistan – Kurdish Conflict, There were approximately 4 million Kurds in Iran as of a 1986 census. … which historically has been persecuted by both Sunni and Shia Muslims. …
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/kurdistan.htm

Forgotten people: the world and the Kurds. (persecution of Kurds …(persecution of Kurds in Iran and Iraq after the cease-fire) … find The Nation articles. We’re living through hard times,” a Kurdish father tells his son …
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-7849315.html

The Unknown Oppression of the Kurds …. Iran had used the Kurdish parties of northern Iraq during its war with Iraq. So, all these countries benefit from …
http://www.mit.edu/~thistle/v12/2/kurds.html

Testimony of Sharif Behruz, Democratic Party of Iranian …Mar 13, 2008 … The Kurdish area of Iranian Kurdistan is 125000 sq km which is about 8 … most of the Kurds in Iran suffer from triple layers of oppression …
http://www.pdki.org/articles1-1346-28.htm

Iran: Freedom of Expression and Association in the Kurdish Regions …Jan 9, 2009 … (A list of persons who faced governmental persecution as a result of ….. [62] “Iran: Kurdish Teacher Tortured, Sentenced to Death,” Human …
http://www.hrw.org/en/node/79044/section/7

VOA News – Persecution Of Kurdish Iranians. … Farzad Kamangar is a teacher, a human rights defender, and a member of Iran’s Kurdish minority. …
http://www.voanews.com/uspolicy/2009-01-13-voa1.cfm

Statement of Support by Writers and Journalists from Kurdistan …Many of my community members have themselves experienced persecution, imprisonment, and torture before fleeing Iran. Hearing the Kurdish statement …
http://www.iranpresswatch.org/2009/02/kurdish-statement-support/

Forgotten people: the world and the Kurds. (persecution of Kurds in Iran and Iraq after the cease-fire) .
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb1367/is_198908/ai_n5609451/

Autonomy of Iranian KurdistanNov 8, 1983 … of democracy in Iran and autonomy in Kurdistan, and in order to overcome the double oppression of the oppressed Kurdish nationality. …
http://www.iran-e-azad.org/english/kurd.html

Plan for Autonomy of Iranian Kurdistan… The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) is the parliament-in-exile of … and in order to overcome the double oppression of the oppressed Kurdish nationality. … 1- The autonomous region encompasses all of Iranian Kurdistan. …
http://ncr-iran.org/content/view/32/

Alliance for Kurdish Rights » Family wounded and boy killed during …Mar 11, 2009 … Iranian Shelling Wounds Two In Iraqi Kurdistan · AKR: Turkish and Iranian bombardments on Iraqi Kurdistan destroy more villages …
http://www.kurdishrights.org/2009/03/11/kurdish-family-wounded-and-lose-a-child-during-continued-iranian-shelling/

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Iran have reached an initial agreement to stop the Iranian shelling of Kurdish villages within the region’s …
http://www.kurdishglobe.net/displayArticle.jsp?id=119E2E82C8561D03A47CE58116B1840E

JEWS
Family Security Matters » Publications » Shi’ite Iran’s Genocidal … of religious oppression against Persian Jews and other non-Muslims. …
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.656/pub_detail.asp

THE IRANIAN: Jews in Iran, Pooya Dayanim, Mar 12, 2003 … The Islamic Republic reminds Iranian Jews of their uncertain fate and …. Iranian Jews face severe discrimination and persecution in Iran. …
http://www.iranian.com/Opinion/2003/March/Jews

BALUCHIS
Pakistan/Iran: The Baluchi Minority’s ‘Forgotten Conflict’
October 25, 2007
By Abubakar Siddique
October 25, 2007 (RFE/RL) — The Baluchi minority in southwestern Pakistan and southeastern Iran is increasingly marginalized, discriminated against by the state, and suffers from limited access to the benefits of citizenship, according to political observers and human rights groups.
Although the 6 million-8 million ethnic Baluchis in both countries live in a strategic location atop untapped hydrocarbon and mineral deposits and possible trade routes, it looks unlikely that their grim conditions will improve soon.
A report released on October 22 by the International Crisis Group argues that only free and fair elections are likely to encourage Baluchi participation in Pakistani politics. The Brussels-based think tank predicts that in the absence of political reconciliation, violence will continue unabated between Pakistan’s military and Baluchi nationalist militants demanding political and economic autonomy.
“The Baluch people think their resources are being monopolized by the government, that their land and their resources are not their own, and that there is no freedom to express their opinions.” — I.A. Rehman, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
Baluchi leaders claim to be fighting for autonomy and control over their people’s abundant natural resources, but Islamabad regards them as revolutionaries bankrolled by regional archrival India. Years of armed insurrection have killed hundreds of Baluchi militants, Pakistani troops, and civilians.
I.A. Rehman, the director of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent group that monitors human rights abuses, says the fighting has displaced thousands of Baluchis in the insurgency-plagued districts of Dera Bugti and Kohlu. Rehman told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan that the government’s strong-arm tactics to suppress the insurgency have created a troubling human rights situation.
“There is the question of the suppression of all dissent. The cases of the disappeared people are only the tip of the problem,” Rehman said. “The real issue in Baluchistan is that the Baluch people think their resources are being monopolized by the government, that their land and their resources are not their own, and that there is no freedom to express their opinions.”
Displaced Or Missing
The International Crisis Group calls the Baluchi plight a “forgotten conflict.” It maintains that the fighting has so far displaced 84,000 people, while thousands of Baluchi nationalist activists languish in jails and hundreds remain missing.
The Pakistani government meanwhile claims to be pouring billions of dollars into major infrastructure-development projects, including a new port on the Arabian sea coast at Gwadar, along with the construction of major roads, rail networks, dams, and new cantonments. Other ambitious projects are aimed at extracting gold, copper, oil, gas, and minerals in Baluchistan Province, which accounts for nearly half of Pakistan’s territory and is home to some 8 million people, about half of them ethnic Pashtuns.
But many Baluchis oppose such projects and regard them as unfair efforts to exploit their land. Mariana Baabar, an Islamabad-based journalist and political commentator, says the Baluchis are among the most impoverished groups in the country, and require assistance to meet basic needs as well as longer-term development efforts.
“They do not have clean drinking water. They are not being provided with [basic] health care or education. And they are even regarded as not being part of Pakistan,” Baabar said. The Pakistani government “is trying to build a port in Gawadar, but, again, non-Baluchis from Punjab and other regions are being taken there [to settle]. So that is why the people of Baluchistan are unhappy.”
Poverty, Discrimination
Across the border in neighboring Iran, Baluchis are enduring similar woes. There some 2 million Baluchis concentrated in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan Province, representing about 2 percent of the country’s total population.
Drewery Dyke, a Middle East researcher for human rights watchdog Amnesty International in London, told Radio Free Afghanistan that Iran’s Baluchi population is subject to economic and cultural discrimination. Sistan-Baluchistan is “certainly one of the poorest and most deprived provinces in the country. And it has suffered droughts and extreme weather conditions. And certainly — with respect to the situation of women and schooling for girls — there are shortcomings that the state really needs to address,” Dyke said.
In a September report that Dyke helped research, Amnesty International documented rights abuses by Iranian authorities and the armed Baluchi and hard-line Sunni group Jondallah (which has reportedly been renamed the Iranian Peoples’ Resistance Movement). Since 2005, Jondallah appears to have carried out lethal attacks on Iranian security forces, and taken and executed hostages. Iranian authorities have blamed Jondollah for other attacks that resulted in civilian casualties, but the group has denied responsibility.
Amnesty International has criticized the arrest of suspected Baluchi militants who might have been subjected to torture to produce forced confessions. The group has expressed concern over special judicial procedures put in place by Iranian authorities, and a steep rise in the number of Baluchis who have been targeted.
Dyke said the Iranian authorities “have established a special court…almost like a security court to deal with what is obviously a very severe situation — in some respects, an insurgency in the country. It appears to [have led] to a decline, an erosion of the safeguards, [of] the fair-trial standards and a massive rise in the implementation of the death penalty against the Baluchis.”
The plights of their respective Baluchi minorities are unlikely to improve in the short term. In the best-case scenario, human rights advocates in Pakistan maintain that the coming national elections in Pakistan — if they are sufficiently transparent — might boost Baluchi participation in mainstream politics. That, they say, could provide incentives that help defuse militancy…
http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1079022.html

Nov 25 , 2008

Appeal

Stop the execution of 5 Baloch innocent young men
Reza Hossein Borr
London- 25.11.08– After the demolition of Azim Abad mosque in Balochistan on 27 August 2008, several students and teachers were arrested for expressing their discontent about the demolition of the mosque. Five of them are now on trial on fabricated charges of having links with the People’s Resistance Movement of Iran, Jondollah. Everybody in Baluchistan knows quite well that these are simple teachers and students that have no any kind of links with any armed group or political organizations.
The Islamic Republic of Iran claimed that their trial has been open to the public and the parents of the victims were also present. That regime portrays this trial as if the innocent teachers and students were guilty of some criminal activities in which innocent people have died. This is a new farce of a new kind. The government destroyed the mosque and arrested several teachers and students. They are the victims. There is no any other victim. What a regime! What an Islamic Republic? What an Islamic Republic of Iran? What an Islam in which all sins are allowed! The regime demolishes a mosque, arrests many people for protesting against it and then they stage manage a dramatic trial and claim that there were some people who were victimized by those teachers and students that were arrested.
http://www.thebaluch.com/112508_pressRelease_b.php

Karim Abdian, Ph.D., executive director of the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization, USA , who represents the Ahwazi Arabs in Iran , deplored the continued violation of human rights of the smaller nationalities in Iran and mentioned the hanging of Baluch journalist and human rights campaigner Yaqub Mehrnihad.
http://www.thebaluch.com/081608_release.php

American Chronicle | Appeal to Save the Lives of 2 Baloch Teachers …For these reasons, the Baluchs are widely persecuted and undeservedly vilified in Iran. A few days ago, two Baluch religious leaders and teachers, …
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/57991

Baluch human rights activists arrested, An Iranian Baluch journalist and civil rights campaigner, Yaghub Mehrnehad, aged 28, …. economic, cultural and ethnic oppression of the Baluch people. …
http://www.petertatchell.net/international/iranjournalisttobeexecuted.htm

Quiz yourself on the ‘Israeli Arab [“Palestinian”] conflict’

December 14, 2007

 

Quiz yourself on the Arab [“Palestinian”] Israeli conflict

 

 

1) When was the Arab immigration to [the historic Jewish land of] Israel -“Palestine” boosted?

 

A When they wanted to see Jewish holy sites.

B When [anti French and anti British] Arab nationalism spread across the middle east.

C When the Zionists Jews came and cultivated the deserted land. * * *

2) What’s [Arab “Palestinian” highest “national” icon] Yasser Arafat’s country of origin?

A Israel [“Palestine”].

B Jordan.

C Egypt.

3) Why were there –initially– more Arab immigrants [“residents”] than Jewish immigrants (Arab majority)?

A Because Jews didn’t attempt to enter.

B Arabs were ‘invited” to come.

C Because the British restricted only Jewish immigration, to appease the Arabs *  .

4) Why did (some) Arabs leave “Palestine” Israel in 1948?

A Because the Zionists “told” them to.

B Because the UN told them to.

C Because the Arab leaders ordered them to evacuate   *. *   [their reasoning: to facilitate annihilation plans] while they attempt to ‘throw the Jews in the sea’.

5) What has been the term “Palestine” always referred to?

A a country.

B a flag.

C an area, always known to be historical Israel *.

6) What was Arabs’ reaction to UN’s partition plan for a two state solution and have their conduct since then ever been legal?

A they embraced the UN.

B they ignored and didn’t react at all.

C they refused, objected to the plan and illegally started attacking the newly reinstated state of Israel.

7) How many Jewish refugees were chased out from Arab Muslim countries after Israel was re-established?

A 300,000

B 500,000

C Between 800,000 & 900,000 *

8- When did Arabs, Muslims start attacking Jews in the holy land?

A In the 1940’s

B In the 1930’s

C In the 1920’s *.

9) Why did Arabs attack Jews so many years [even] prior to the re-establishment of Jews’ homeland?

A Because of losing sports games to the Jews.

B Because of the “occupation” by… the British…

C Because they were led by such racist leaders like Haj Amin Al-Husseini the Mufti, that so shamelessly kissed Adolf Hitler’s ass (while Hitler played the Arabs to his anti Jewish agenda)    *  *

10) What is synonymous with the Arab Muslim leader the Mufti?

A Spirituality.

B Peaceful religion.

C [Christian] Armenian genocide 1915, Hebron massacre 1929, pact with Adolf Hitler, Farhud massacre in Baghdad 1941, SS Bosnian Muslim brigade’s crimes on Serb Christians 1943 * .

11) What did/do Arabs call to any lost [armed] battle to the Zionists?

A Loss.

B Mistake

C A “massacre” * * * * * * .

12) When did that so called “occupation” occur and why?

A In the 1948, during the war of independence.

B In the 1950’s, as part of an “expansion”.

C In the 1967 war when Israel decided it ‘had enough’ of constant Arab unprovoked attacks on its innocent citizens, the Goliath combined nations of Arabs, as always, lost the war to little tiny Israel – “David”, by all legal means it was not a “theft”.

13) Why did/does Israel continue to ‘hold’ the territories captured in 1967?

A Power hungry.

B “oil”…

C 1) Historic rights, it was always pertaining to the Jews. 2) Because of security, buffer zone.

14) What has been Israelis’ experience in giving gestures to the Arabs so far?

A Arabs behave better.

B No change.

C Arabs, Muslims become more radical, more violent [example: Hamas rose right after the Gaza give away] as they see Israel’s kindness as weakness.

15) When did these Arabs, (mostly) sons and grandsons of immigrants start to call themselves as “Palestinians”?

A In the 1940’s.

B In the 1950’s.

C In the 1960’s.

 

16) What did/do all Arab-Muslim leaders & “fighters” openly plan to do to the Jews in their many wars?

A To occupy them.

B To oppress them.

C [To “throw them all into the sea”. or a modern version of:”wiping off map”, or “drinking the blood of the Jews” – aka] Genocide.

* * * *

17) Who started to give equality for minorities, including voting rights for [Arab] women in the middle east?

A Jordan.

B UAE

C Israel.

18- Where in the middle east, does it exist a 100% complete freedom of speech, freedom of the press?

A “Palestinian” authority.

B Egypt.

C Israel.

19) Do Arabs, Muslims participate in Israel’s pluralistic democracy, Are there Arabs in the Israeli democratic government?

A No, there is “apartheid”.

B No non-Zionists allowed.

C Yes, in fact Arabs, Muslims are elected to high offices in the Israeli government.* * * * * *

 

20) In disputes between Arabs & Jews, Who does Israeli democratic court favor?

A The Israeli Jews.

B No preference.

C They overwhelmingly favor the Arabs, especially in land issues * * * * * * * [Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens].

 

 

21) At any tense time, who is barred from the Temple mount by the Israeli government?

A The Muslims.

B Both, the Jews and the Muslims.

C Only Jews are barred   *  * [Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens].

22) What’s the “race” or “skin tone” of Israeli society?

A White.

B Black.

C Cosmopolitan, multi-racial, Israel has all shades, races and colors, from the whitest of “white”, to the darkest of “black” and anything in between [including Vietnamese refugees and refugees of the genocide in Sudan by cruel racist Arab Janjaveeds].

23) What’s the nature of the state of Israel?

A Religious.

B Moderate religious.

C Secular democracy.

24) How many faiths, religions are active in Israel?

A Judaism only.

B Judaism & Christianity only.

C Cosmopolitan, there are 13 faiths being practiced in Israel’s democracy, including majority – Judaism, Christianity, 20% Islam, Bahai, etc.

25) Are there any Jews, or Jews allowed to reside in “Palestinian” controlled “Palestine”?

A yes.

B yes, but in limited numbers.

C not at all, its what is called racist “Judenrein – Palestine”, AKA ethnic cleansed, only Arabs allowed. *

26) What’s the status of [the minority] Arab Christians’ rights and lives under “Palestinian” rule?

A Better than ever.

B No change.

C Always deteriorating [Islamic ‘Palestinian’ Apartheid] * * * * * * .

27) Who is being treated in Israeli hospitals & at Israeli medical facilities?

 

A Jews and Arabs.

B Jews and Arabs & visitors.

C Jews and Arabs, including “Palestinian” Arabs, and international patients especially humanitarian treatment for some of underdeveloped countries.

28- Is [Israel’s army:] IDF’s work only protecting Israeli lives?

A it’s all about “occupation”.

B Protection but also “occupation”.

C mainly defending Israelis’ lives, but also providing humanitarian aid all over the world [includes Muslim countries that had natural disasters] *.

29) What are Islamic “Palestinians” plans with radical liberal westerners that act for their behalf or [at least] apologetic to their [so called] “cause”?

A Hugs & kisses.

B Gift cards.

C a reminder: pacifist Daniel Pearl beheading * in Pakistan, killing of activist Tom Fox   in Iraq, lefty Kibbutz “Netzer” slaughter by Fatah.

30) Do [most] ultra orthodox religious Jews serve in Israeli army, and are their children also targets by “Palestinian” Muslim genocide bombings & other attacks?

A they are on the frontline of combat units.

B they serve in the army and bear arms like everybody else.

C they do NOT serve in the IDF, Yet, their children are as much a target by ‘Palestinian’ terrorists * .

31) When “Palestinians” talk about “occupation” what do they mean?

A Territories captured in the 1967 war.

B The arrests of terrorists.

C Israel ‘proper’ – Tel Aviv, Haifa, etc. *

32) What areas have been rattled by “Palestinian” Arabs violence?

A only “Palestinian” held areas.

B only Israeli areas.

C Israel, “Palestinian” held areas, Jordan (“Black September” * * ), Lebanon (past & present).

33) Is the Jewish capital, biblical holy city of Jerusalem mentioned in the Muslim Quran?

A sure, as many times as it is mentioned in the Jewish/Christian Bible.

B at least once…

C not at all, the only reference the Islamic religion has of it is Muhammad said he had a dream of it… * * *

34) What’s the common denominator with oppressing, massacring Kurds, oppressing the Berbers, slavery, oppression and genocide in Sudan, Chad, Mauritania, Saddam’s war on the Persians, etc. and the Arab war on Israel?

A Arab unity.

B unrelated stories.

C Arab [supremacy, Arabization and Arab] racism * * * * * * *.

35) What’s the common denominator with bombings in New York, Bali Indonesia, Madrid Spain, London UK, Israel, India, Thailand, Paris France, Lebanon etc.?

A “Freedom fighting”.

B Unrelated stories.

C Islamic Jihad – intolerance for non Muslims. * 

36) What’s the common denominator with oppressing minorities – dhimmis in the Islamic world, persecuting Christians [including by Islamic “Palestinians”], and other non Muslim minorities in the Islamic world, and radicals’ war on all non-Muslims or even on those ‘not Muslims enough’ [terror bombings on their own people like: in Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, etc.]?

A Muslim “victim-hood”.

B Unrelated stories.

C Islamic Fascism * * * * .

37) Why did/do Arab Muslim leaders prevent Arab “Palestinians” advancing in life?

A Arab unity.

B Unrelated stories.

C It serves them as a “good” unifying [as there’s never really positive-unity in the Arab world] card & and a fabulous diversion whenever their population tries to cry out against the terrible oppression and crimes in the entire Arab Muslim world on their own people.

38- Why do Arab Muslim [“Palestinian” & Hezbollah] terrorists use their own women and children as human shields when carrying out shootings, and terror attacks?

A their children ask for it.

B They are “warrior heroes”.

C 1) (Cowardice) they know Israel is humane and is prevented from acting. 2) they hate their children in ‘Jihadi love’. 3) Because [it’s only] they [who] seek Arab women/children’s deaths to demonetize Israel *.

39) What are the statistic characteristics of casualties of the Arab Islamic Intifadas?

A both sides have lost mainly unarmed civilians

B most Arab deaths are non terrorists.

C Most of the casualties on the Israeli side are innocent unarmed civilians, whereas on the Arab “Palestinian” side most are armed [or assisting to] combatants.

40) What are checkpoints, and for what purpose do they exist?

A “Brutal Occupation”

B a garage that checks up your car.

C Security checking points that reviews passers by [a checkpoint in the airport should give you an idea], especially in areas known to be terror hubs.

41) Should some ambulances and some of those women that appear to be “pregnant” be checked up in known dangerous terror areas as well, and why?

A no, they are all “innocent Palestinians”.

B just ask them if they are terrorists…

C “Palestinian” Islamists have been known to use ambulances, kids, women truly or falsely pregnant, to carry explosives and other assisting terror activities * * * .

42) Why did Arab Christians massacre Muslim “Palestinians” in Sabra Shatila in 1982?

A because they felt like it.

B because of  Reagan, Sharon, the weather…

C as a result of Syrian occupiers & Muslim “Palestinians” massacring Arab Christians in Damour Lebanon 1976. * * * * *

 

43) Was there ever [in history] such a state called “Palestine”, or Was there ever an Arab sovereign State in Israel/Palestine?

A Yes, sure, under the Ottoman empire.

B Yes, sure, under the British empire.

C No, Never!

 

44) Who has changed the Jewish area of Israel into “Palestine”?

 

A The Greeks.

B When the Dutch brutally enslaved the people of Congo.

C The Romans.

 

 

45) How many Arab states are there [already]?

A 10.

B 20.

C 22.

46) Is there any difference between a Jordanian Arab, a “Palestinian” Arab and an Israeli Arab [both residents of different sides of the defense barrier-wall]?

A Sure, in the skin tone.

B Sure, in the [so called] “culture”.

C Not at all.

 

 

47) Are the Arabs, the “native indigenous” people of the countries such as: Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, etc.?

 

A Yes, they were there for thousands of years…

B Most of them are indigenous.

C No, the indigenous are the Berbers in N. Africa, and the Nubians in Egypt…

48- Who’s famously quoted as saying: “Next to the Jews we hate the [Arab-] Palestinians the most”?

 

A Hitler.

B KKK leader.

C most powerful Arab, king Fahd.

49) Does the Islamic [Hitler] Ahmadinejad of Iran have any “borders and territorial” issues with Israel & Is he genuinely confused about the Holocaust [though Iranians know all too well the massive influx of survivors that have escaped it and entered seeking asylum in Iran]?

 

A sure, Iran borders with Israel…

B he “aches’ for the Arab “Palestinians”, though he oppresses, persecutes [all the minorities in Iran, Azeris, Kurds, Turkomans, Baluchis, Baha’i, and kills Ahwazi] Arabs.

C he is an example of pure Islamic bigotry.

50) A word, an image a story out of a “Palestinian” source is…?

 

A credible.

B like any other source.

C never credible, very possibly to be turned out to be another edited image [Pallywod] *.

51) Is there ever a balanced report in [any of] the Arab media as in Israeli media that shows always a variety of opinions?

 

A there’s always Israel’s view presented as well.

B both sides are presented equally.

C nothing but the Arab view exclusively is presented, always.

52) The Arab street gets angered by…?

 

A what Israel does.

B what Israel does not.

C what and how the Arab media reports, it incites, inflates emotions, often via graphic photos of dead Arabs, without explaining that it is for the most part due to terrorists’ cynical tactics.

 

53) When you see the US, white house foreign policy so pro “Palestinian” by Bush, like pushing only the Israeli side to give concessions of their own vital land for security, and releasing more dangerous terrorists, What goes through your mind?

 

A “Zionist lobby”.

B Chinese lobby.

C Appeasing the giant [Arab lobby] Islamic: Saudi, Gulf states, Arabian oil tycoons.

54) When you see the past & present constant obsession by the UN with all kind of [obscure and] bigoted heavy-handed “resolutions” on Israel, Israel being so horrifically demonetize in the international press, the racist boycotting campaigns, etc. What goes through your mind?

A “Israeli lobby”.

B Pharmaceutical lobby.

C The Goliath Islamo Arab [lobby mafia] power, control, grip on the world, via intimidations, and terrorizing international organizations and country leaders, the factor of ‘angry violent Arab street’ in Europe, using Arab world’s market, and oil as ‘weapons’ as well.

55) Who pulls the strings in major US’ foreign policy like on: Iraq, and on [Islamic oppressive republic of] Iran?

A “Christian lobby”.

B “Kurdish lobby”.

C Arab Gulf States.

56) Are there any Arabs, Muslims countries recipients of US foreign aid?

A no, only Israel gets aid

B everyone gets aid.

C Islamic Pakistan, Arab Egypt and Arab Jordan receive billions of dollars in aids, recently, the Arab “Palestinians” get aid as well.

 

57) What was the first things “Palestinian” Islamic Hamas & its supporters did when winning Gaza [after super kind Israel gave the violent “Palestinians” the gift of Gaza land]?

 

A offering an olive branch.

B changed its fascist charter.

C reiterating its goal to eliminate [all of] Israel, terrorizing Christians, forcing them to convert to Islam, attacking their schools, organizations [like YMCA] & media * * * * * *.

58- What do Hamas & Hezbollah want/seek?

A nice villa with a view of the ocean.

B sports cars.

C ethnic cleansing of Jews, suppressing or eliminating all non-Muslims [especially Christians], establishing an Islamic oppressive theocracy, ultimately Hamas’ goal is: Global Domination – Islamic repressive Caliphate. *

59) What portion of the ‘Palestinian’ population in Gaza is behind the genocidal Hamas?

A a third.

B a half.

C an overwhelming majority.

60) Is the support for massacres, racism of denying Israel’s right to exist & genocide bombings only by a minority among ‘Palestinian” Arabs?

A by a tiny fringy minority, (most “Palestinians” are “innocent”).

B by a considerable minority.

C by its [guilty] mainstream * *.

61) Is “Palestinian” leadership of “moderate” Fatah free of extremism, terrorism?

A it’s truly moderate.

B it’s somehow moderate.

C PA official media & education network is still glorifying mass murder as “martyrs heroes”, encourages ethnic cleansing, Abass [Abu Mazen] is a racist Holocaust “denier”, Fatah still has the murderous ‘Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade’ terror group under its wings

62) Who’s at fault for Arab “Palestinian” misery?

A the “Zionists”.

B the west.

C 1) Their mainstream that has always selected self destructive choices, terrible corruptive leaders over change, war over peace, more extremism over positive respond to Israel’s peaceful gestures, “indulgence” in the Jihad death cult over advancement, and twisted around teachings over real education. 2) The Arab leaders that have been preventing any improvement, to continue to use them as a football against Israel.

63) What is the average “Palestinian” Muslim child being taught to aspire to be?

A a doctor.

B an actor.

C a mass murderer “martyr”.

64) How loving are [so many] “Palestinian” mothers for their children?

A just like any other mother in the world.

B more than any other mother.

C instilling venomous hate into their children, pushing them to the suicidal cult, to be used as human bombs & willing to sell them to the devil of Islamic Jihadi martyrdom [often for monetary payment from oil rich Arabs], “Peace will come when the Arabs start loving their children more than they hate us”, Golda Meir.

 

65) Who indoctrinates its children to fascist hatred and to view others as animals [apes & pigs]?

A the Quakers.

B the Amish.

C the “Palestinians” & other Islamic clerics.

66) What’s Israel’s fighting for?

A just land.

B “power”.

C survival against Genocide!

 

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Note:
If your answers were not ‘C’, please start over again…

Technorati –

“Innocent Palestinians”? say what? who? Hmm, a tiny fringy minority – maybe!

December 7, 2007

“Innocent Palestinians”?, say what? who? Hmm, a tiny fringy minority – maybe!

Don’t you “love” it, to hear the term ‘innocent
Palestinians’? another great production of the ‘Palestinian’
propaganda greased by international monstrous Arab oil [not to be confused with
helping any Arab ‘Palestinians, which the Arab world never thought nor seeks to,
of course, on the contrary, the Arab leaders have an “interest” & often
‘help’ in Arab Muslim ‘Palestinians’ kept down, amazing as it is, it serves
them an anti Zionist bashing front and a diversion from their oppression,
corruption and crimes on their own people] and Arab-Muslim political power
worldwide.

Well, why don’t we examine the true meaning of
“innocent”?

True, usually, in any nation, group, the vast majority is
innocent, well meaning, its intentions, actions are directed towards
positivity.

However, the “specialty” of ‘Palestinians’ is that their
overwhelming majority is guilty, and I will explain why.

* A society that its mainstream glorifies mass murder
[“martyrdom”] (see:
http://pmw.org.il, http://memri.org
 ), is sick to the core.

* A society that votes overwhelmingly for the genocidal party
the Islamic Hamas – which up to this day still declares to annihilate all
[non-Arabs, non-Muslims, AKA] Jews (
http://pmw.org.il/bulletins_apr2007.htm#b120407 ) from Israel, and promotes Islamic supremacy domination all
over the world (
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2790, http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=661486&contrassID=2&subContrassID=15
&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y
, http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/016618.php ), is by-in-large a part in this fascist ideology and
deed.

* A society that it polls show, most favor ethnic cleansing of
Jews from its historic land and genocide bombing [carefully planned to be
carried out in the most crowded of places, specifically intended to
massacre as many unarmed innocent Israeli civilians as possible], (
http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3%3Fid=28550
,

http//www.chinadaily.com.cn/en/doc/2003-10/20/content_273601.htm
)
is a
racist genocidal “society”.

* A society that encourages to sell one’s child to the
devil, to the death camps (see:
http://TecahKidsPeace.org ), where religious
figures and parents love to instill hate in their children for the “apes and
pigs” [AKA Christians & Jews], where mothers from hell “love” their
children in the Islamic militant ideology of ‘kill & be killed’ –
‘Palestinian’ motherhood, is twisted all around.

* A society that since its inception has produced nothing but
lies, denying that most were immigrants into the land of the Jews, calling every
lost battle a “massacre”, then expanding the monster lying machine of fake
images Pallywood (see:
http://www.take-a-pen.org/english/Articles/PLE.htm, http://www.seconddraft.org/movies.php)
and never honored one detail of any peace agreement with Israel, can’t
claim to have one iota of honesty in its entity, [Never forget this, every
time you hear “Palestinians” say, claim, just about anything of a “Palestinian”
source has about the same degree of credibility].

* A society that chooses death over life, Jihadism over
education, self destruction over advancement, is the “best” model for self made
misery.

* A society that shoots behind little shoulders of own kids,
or behind squirts of own women, is nothing but the “perfection” of
cowardice evil.

* A society that would do anything so that its kids die [from
covering for adults terrorists, plain shooting its Arab kids like Muhammad Al
Dura
http//www.eretzyisroel.org/~ginsburg/aldura
,
pushing children in the frontline, to firing from crowded areas, etc. http://www.israel-wat.com/x1_eng.htm
http://www.tzemachdovid.org/Arab_Violence/shield.shtml
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/middleeast/Children_Soldiers.asp
http://honestreporting.com/articles/45884734/reports/Children_Under_Fire_.asp
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp441.htm
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=19060], in
order to be looked upon as a “victim”, can’t be granted that.

WE JUST CAN’T GRANT THEM THAT!

ISLAMIC “PALESTINIAN” APARTHEID – Expert: ‘Christian groups in PA to disappear’

December 6, 2007

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%2FShowFull& cid=119554679587 4

Expert: ‘Christian groups in PA to disappear’
Etgar Lefkovits , THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 4, 2007
The ever-dwindling Christian communities living in
Palestinian- run territories in the West Bank and Gaza are likely
to dissipate completely within the next 15 years as a result of
increasing Muslim persecution and maltreatment, an Israeli
scholar said Monday.

“The systematic persecution of Christian Arabs living in
Palestinian areas is being met with nearly total silence by the
international community, human rights activists, the media and
NGOs,” said Justus Reid Weiner, an international human rights
lawyer in an address at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs,
where he serves as a scholar in residence.

He cited Muslim harassment and persecution as the main cause of
the “acute human rights crisis” facing Christian Arabs, and
predicted that unless governments or institutions step in to
remedy the situation – such as with job opportunities – there
will be no more Christian communities living in the Palestinians
territories within 15 years, with only a few Western Christians
and top clergymen left in the area.

“Christian leaders are being forced to abandon their followers to
the forces of radical Islam,” Weiner said.

Facing a pernicious mixture of persecution and economic hardships
as a result of years of Palestinian violence and Israeli
counter-terrorism measures, tens of thousands of Christian Arabs
have left the Palestinian territories for a better life in the
West, in a continuing exodus which has led some Christian leaders
to warn that the faith could be virtually extinct in its
birthplace in a matter of decades.

The Palestinian Christian population has dipped to 1.5 percent of
the West Bank and Gaza Strip, down from at least 15% a half
century ago, according to some estimates.

No one city in the Holy Land is more indicative of the great
exodus of Christians than Bethlehem, which fell under full
Palestinian control last decade as part of the Oslo Accords.

The town of 30,000 is now less than 20% Christian, after decades
when Christians were the majority. Elsewhere in the Palestinian
territories, only about 3,000 Christians, mostly Greek Orthodox,
live in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, out of a strongly conservative
Muslim population of 1.4 million.

“In a society where Arab Christians have no voice and no
protection it is no surprise that they are leaving,” he said.

In his address, Weiner pointedly downplayed the effects that
Israeli security measures, such as the security barrier being
built between Israel and the West Bank, have had on the Christian
Arabs living in the West Bank.

The barrier, which is especially conspicuous at the entrance to
Bethlehem where it is a concrete wall, is an issue which many
Palestinian Christian clerics have pointed to, along with the
ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as a central cause of
Christian emigration.

Weiner argued there was a “180 degree difference” between the
public statements coming out of the mainstream Christian
leadership in the Holy Land – who “sing the PA’s tune” and blame
Israel for all the Christian Arabs’ ills – and people’s
experience on the ground.

“The truth is beginning to come out,” he said. “The question is
what is being done with the truth.”

His comments come just months after a prominent Christian
activist, Rami Khader Ayyad, 32, was killed in Gaza.

“For too long the plight of Christian Arabs has been put on the
back-burner or ignored altogether,” said Rev. Malcolm Hedding,
executive director of the International Christian Embassy, a
Jerusalem-based evangelical organization.

The Evangelical leader, who has drawn the wrath of Catholic
leaders in the Holy Land for his strong support for Israel, said
that “power politics” has prevented the major Christian leaders
in the Holy Land from speaking out on this issue.

“There is a one-sided debate in which Israel is responsible for
everything,” he said. “The Christian world needs to stand up and
speak out about this.”

A Bird’s eye look at the historic ‘Israeli – Arab conflict’ towards Annapolis 2007

November 30, 2007

A Bird’s eye look at the historic ‘Israeli – Arab conflict’ towards Annapolis 2007

 

Around 2,000 years ago, 70 AD, the Romans that have conquered Israel, the Jewish people, the Jewish land, (after killing Jesus) destroy Jews’ second temple, massacre hundreds of thousands following a revolt against Rome’s oppression and prohibition on practicing Judaism, mass torture and a complete suffocating siege on Jerusalem [an armed rebellion, one which was disapproved by the rabbis & by any religious leaders], they expell the majority of Jews out of the land [as was expected ahead of time, throught the Jewish prophets, because God expects from his people – the Jews much more than from other nations (Amos 3:2), still, the cruel Romans “carried” out the evil deeds].

The Romans have also renamed Israel as ‘Palestina’. The land however was mostly deserted and mainly survived by some Jews who still lived there.

Many years later, at the beginning of the 600’s,  an Arab named Muhammad will create a new religion called Islam, he will massacre the Jews of Madina for not following him, lead attacks first on Arabs themselves and on all who has not accepted him, this battle on non-Muslims still continues on today, he will later on also claim that he had a dream that he was in the Jewish city of Israel: Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, in Christianity, Jews’ refusal to change their religion to which [Jewish born] Jesus came up with caused resentment among Christians, and hatred brought the belief that it was the Jews who “caused” Jesus to die, then this fanatical religious hatred even gave birth to all kind of imaginary “theories”, stereotypes blatant lies and libels, persecution, mass murder, etc.

Later on in persecuting the Jews in Europe, they were expelled time and time again (often called to return after being expelled, for their urgent need of Jews’ talent, intelligence and seriousness in life – vital for Europeans economy).
Many European haters have called upon them to return to their homeland Israel.

This traditional hatred was used by Adolf Hitler in his delusional “Aryan” supremacy to use Christians who still hold that hatred, against the Jews he was so obsessed with in his animosity, as he came up with most criminal idea ever known to mankind [Though, already in biblical times, between the first and second Jewish temples, it was the WICKED Haman who planned total extermination, genocide, as stated in the holy book of Esther, where Hebrews / Israelites were already referred to as JEWS], so far as implementing a ‘final solution’, aka, to exterminate all Jews (no matter if they are religious, or not, communists or not, Zionists or not, secular, atheists, Jews with no ideology at all, men, women, children, babies, all were doomed by the infamous criminal number one in history, that has caused a total of around 50 million deaths, whereas at least 6,000,000 were Jews, murdered for no other reason then for pertaining to one particular root, being, simply, Jews).

Muslims fight Christians for decades, long and bloody battles.

The Turks had a stronghold on the holy-land after defeating the Christians.
Jews were generally not persecuted under the Turkish Ottoman rule in Israel “Palestine”.
In the late 1800’s Jewish immigrants and Arab immigrants, both rose to a new level, as Zionists started to cultivate the land, in the early 1900’s under the British colonialism & occupation, Jews were restricted in entry to their historic land but Arabs were not, a vicious rule that has continued during and after Hitler’s holocaust, when poor Jewish victims tried to escape], this imbalance “policy” by the British which was pushed by the Arabs out of racism and bigotry to “others”, has “made” the Arabs a majority for a while.

One of the main Arab racist & Islamic fascist agitators was Haj Amin Al Husseini the infamous ‘Mufti’, he was behind such massacres as in Hebron 1929 where innocent unarmed Jewish were sloughtered by Arabs Muslims, he was also behind the 1941 ‘Farhud’ pogrom on the Jews of Baghdad. Priot to attacking the Jews, he participated in the Islamic genocide on Armenian Christians in 1915, where 1.5 million were murdered.

He was the one Arab (though not “Aryan”) leader that made a pact with Hitler and led a Bosnian Muslim division of the SS to carry out atrocities against the Serb Christians and against Jews.

The United Nations founded post WW 2, after 2,000 years of persecuting the Jews and so many millions murdered [before the six millions murdered by Germany’s nazis, all throughout history in Europe there were countless victims], gave “permission” to the Jews to re-establish their homeland Israel, along side an Arab state, basically a two states solution.

The Jews agreed, all they wanted past and present, is to ‘live and let live’, but the Arabs refused, the bigots wanted all of the land for themselves.

1948 Israel is re-established, ALL Arab nations vow to destroy Israel, declare war on this little newborn state, Arab leaders vouch for genocide! to “Throw the Jews into the Sea”.

Arab leaders call upon Arabs residing in Israel-“Palestine” to evacuate their homes for a while until “mission — of throwing into the sea– is accomplished”.

Tiny Israel heroically defends itself and thwarts gigantic Arabs’ attacks.

A phenomenon of “Arab refugees” is born, but also a larger refugees population, that from the Arab on Jews, between 800,000 & 900,000 Jews are expelled from Arab Muslim countries: Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, etc.
Their land, properties confiscated.

The contrast however how Jews dealt with Jewish refugees and how Arabs have dealt with Arab refugees is huge, Jews are completely absorbed into Israel, Arabs have rejected the Arab refugees, keeping them down, and using them as a foot ball against Israel.
As the Saudi Arab king Fahd said: “Next to the Jews, we hate the ‘Palestinians’ the most”.

Arabs terrorize Jews, attacking the innocent, as Arab terror intensifies & Arab leaders threaten again and again to annihilate the Jews, the 1967 war breaks out, Israel that had enough, succesfully conquers some Egyptian land and more land pertaining to Israel – historically and Biblically but not granted by the UN, though the Arabs illegally defied the UN in rejecting Israel and UN’s two states solution.

The balance of world’s powers plays out in the middle east, USSR supports and arms the Arabs, US is on Israel, [the surviving David vs Goliath] side.

The local Arabs [which most of their parents or grandparents have immigrated to the holy land] start to call themselves as “Palestinians” (PS no connection to “Philistines” who were NOT Arabs nor spoke Arabic, and are all gone, absolutely nothing remained from them).

Continued Arabs’ attacks targeting unarmd civilians, rose in the 1970, such as the massacres of school children in Avivim, Maalot and other attacks, more famous in the 1972 massacre of Israeli Athletes in Munich by the Egyptian born: Yasser Arafat, the leader (somehow…) of the Arab “Palestinians”.

He is in Jordan and as a trouble maker creates the “Palestinian” intifada attack on Jordan’s government, 1970 – ‘Black September’, but Jordan quickly oppresses even more the “Palestinians”, kills many, makes mass arrests, in 1971 the PLO is expelled.

He finds a safe heaven in Syrian’s occupied Lebanon, he adds more destruction to the already tense relations between Christians & Muslims in that country.

He Islamizes the Christian Bethlehem, oppresses Christian Arabs in general.

In 1973 Israel is again attacked by Arab nations, mainly by Egypt and Syria, a delicate date is chosen, the cruel Saadat and his advisers chose Yom Kippur a Jewish fast day, the vicious Arabs chose the time of day, towards the end of the day (before breaking the fast).

The attack was in a surprise, many were killed, although Israel managed to win the war (as all wars), still the Arabs saw it as “victory”, as a blood thirst cult, for the simple reason that many ‘Jews were killed’.

In 1976, amidst civil war between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon, the Muslim “Palestinians”, PLO – Arafat, and the Syrians carry out the massacre of Christians in Damour, this was the reason for Christian Arabs massacring “Palestinians” in Sabra Shatila in 1982.

1978-1979, Israel’s leader Menachem Begin & Egypt’s Anuar Sadaat break a peace agreement in which Israel shall give back the land conquered in 1967, Sinai that is [which so it did], and the Arabs give nothing, just a “promise” not to attack, and so a cold peace comes in place between Israel – Egypt.
Syria refuses to ‘sit down for any peace negotiations’ and leads many in the Arab world against Egypt & its more moderate stand.

Goliath Arabs using it’s oil power, intimidate nations to be against Israel in boycotts, and in the United Nations.
Basically hijacking the UN for the Arabist agenda, of bashing Israel no matter what it does.
This Arab control worldide intensifies as the years pass by and expands into all international bodies.

On another front, in Iran, the Shah rules, he is an ally of the United States but he is not exactly a democratic leader, US presidemt (called by so many the worstt ex president) Jimmy Carter pushes pressure on Iran.
In 1979 a revolution happens, not what the US wanted nior what most in the world have wish for, an Islamic revolution, a militant Islam, a Shiite extremism, headed by the Ayatollah Hummeini.

Immediately, the American embassy is hijacked, the workers kidnapped for 444 days, until US has a bettr leader, a courageous Ronald Reagan.

Iranian Satanic Mullahs declare that the United States is the “big Satan” and Israel is the “little Satan’.

Millions of Iranians are oppressed under Islamic Republic, standing out even in the “usual’ Islamic dictatorships standards.
Asides from killing of minorities such as Ahwazi, Kurds, Druze, which even information is so scarce out of that jail house known as state of Iran.

They are behind creating, training and arming the Islamic Hezbullah in Lebanon, the ‘Party of Allah’, whose goal is creating a militant Islamic Shia theocracy in Lebanon with [no Christians or any non Muslims’ in Lebanon, and ultimately in the entire middle east including “liberating Jerusalem” as they call it], Hezbollah carried out terror attack such as on US marine barricades in Lebanon in 1983, the US was stationed there to keep peace between Christians & Muslims figting civil war.

Israel, its civilians being attacked by Arafat’s terrorists – based in Lebanon (as a practical ‘Palestinian’ army there), enters that country in 1982 to root them out, at first is received by local Arabs, Muslims with candies and flowers, as most Lebanese want the “Palestinian” troublemakers out, but the operation ‘Peace for the Gallilee’, turns into a long and bloody war, all while Syria still occupies Lebanon, PLO & [Iran’s & Syria’s backed] Hezbollah causes many deaths among all sides.
The main base of Arafat’s terrorists infrastructure.

Yasser Arafat declares two “intifadas” (1987 & 2000), bloody violence on Israel’s unarmed men. women and children, targeting the most crwoded places, in a clear attempt to cause as many civilinas deaths’ as possible = Genocide bombings.
“Palestinian” mainstream and official media in demonizing Jews, in glorifying mass murder and “martyrdom” is full force, the death cult of camps for children to be ‘human bombs’ is greased by Saudi Arab oil with large payments for every parent that sends its kid to die via killing many innocent Israelis.
In order to create public sympathy, the Arab Muslim “Palestinians” make sure the kids are pushed on the front lines, often with “stones”, to cover for adult terrorists with machine guns.
The tactics of using kids as human shields by “Palestinian” terrorists proved to be effected, as the global media rarely puts the blame on the Arab adults and leaders and not on Israel trying to defend, to survive.

Israel complies with UN’s resolution for Israel to leave Lebanon and for the Hezbollah’s army to dissolve, Israel exists bit the Hezbillah remains armed. In 2000, the most powerful Christian leader, the Pope has issues the Church’s formal apology to the Jews of the 2,000 years of constant persecution and bloodhsed. September 11, 2001, the Islamic attack that butchered 3,000 innocent people in the United States of America, reinforced the recognition of radical Islam’s war on the west, their ‘plan’ for a global repressive Islamic empire (recognized even by left wingers such as Barack Obama in 2007). So was the continuous Islamic massacres, including the one in Bali 2002 on Australian youths.

2005, Israel gives a big gift for Arab “Palestinians”, sacrificing a huge steak, giving away of it’s vital borderline own land, the Gaza strip.

The Arab “Palestinians” react very traditionally, the more you give them the more they get radicalized, they vote — overwhelmingly — for the Islamic Jihad party of Hamas, who does not “recognize” Israel, vouch for it’s destruction and its members promise to “drink Jews’ blood”.

The Hamas-tan Islamic Apartheid creates more Islamization, persecuting Christians, often threatening individuals to “change” their faith, practice.

“Palestinians” via Hamas express more publicly their “plan” of Islamic world repressive domination [Caliphate].

The civil war between Hamas & Fatah (who’s still has under its wings the terror group ‘Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade’, but Hamas is still more on the extreme with it’s genocide aims), intensifies in 2006 – 2007

2006 Iran & Syria decide to send it’s Hezbollah Islamic army to attack Israel, a war breaks out, Israel hits Hezbollah which uses ‘Palestinian’ tactics of human shields to cause as many Arab kids’ deaths possible, in order to create a media shift in the Arab world towards more Anti-Israelism.

In November 2007, there’s an attempt by US’ president George W. Bush to break a peace agreement between Israel and the Arab “Palestinians”, Fatah is present, Hamas denounces.

The agreement is still based mainly on that first UN’s resolution of 1948, a two states solution, which the Arabs ILLEGALLY have rejected then until now.

Not only are they exploiting again Israel’s kindness and its urge to give for any chance for peace, but hese Arabs even make the Jewish eternal capital Jerusalem an issue for Muslims, as if this was ‘always an Islamic thing’.

As it stands now, the main real issue Israel still struggles with, is survival against the twin diabolical intolerance that motivated – motivates Arab Muslims, the Arab racism & Islamic Jihad. the Arab racism and Arabization also claims millions of victims in Africa, including Sudan, Mauritania, Chad and more, so are all non Arab minorities in the middle east paying the price of persecution, then the Islamic Jihad´s war on the world is the cancer everywhere on the globe, main victims are: Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and other non Muslims or ‘infidels’, or ‘kuffars’.

Worth mentioning that Israel is by in large a secular State, most of its very religious Jews, the Ultra Orthodox do NOT serve in the Israeli Army out of principles.
The first to try to negotiate a peace treaty with the Arabs was the Ultra Orthodox Jew, Professor Dahan, it was prior to the reestablishment of Israel, he was murdered.
Still, this community’s children are as much a target by radical Muslims terrorists.

Too late but better late than never, Arab ‘moderates’ start to realize that a nuclear Islamic Repulic of Iran is a danger to all.

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Info & Sites on the Arab Israeli conflict

BOOKS

From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict
by Joan Peters

Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
By Mitchell G. Bard

The Fight for Jerusalem
By Dore Gold

The Case for Israel
by Alan M. Dershowitz

BASIC FACTS

Myths & Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/myths/mftoc.html

Frequently Asked Questions About Israel
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0ken0

Fact and Fantasy in the Holy Land
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~samuel

Arab-Israeli conflict – Basic facts
http://www.science.co.il/Arab-Israeli-conflict.asp

History, maps & facts
http://palestinefacts.org

Concept wizard info, Visual information about the Middle East conflict
http://www.conceptwizard.com/info.html

Israel Size Comparison Maps
http://www.iris.org.il/sizemaps.htm

A History of Terrorism in Israel (since the 1920’s)
http://lindasog.com/public/terrorvictims.htm

MEI- Middle East regimes and Terrorism
http://www.middle-east-info.org

IHC Historical Facts
http://www.infoisrael.net/cgi-local/xmlpath.pl?id=3

FURTHER SITES

One Jerusalem
http://www.onejerusalem.org

Coalition against terrorism
http://www.cat2002.org

Update on victims – All4israel
http://all4israel.org

Think Israel
http://www.think-israel.org

Factsandlogic
http://www.factsandlogic.org

rotter
http://rotter.net/israel

Israel’s War Against ‘Palestinian’ Terror
http://www.israel-wat.com/parent_eng.htm

Awsome Seminars
http://www.awesomeseminars.com

Israel ‘Palestine’ – 101
http://lightonthings.blogspot.com/2006/04/israel-palestine-101.html

Arabs For Israel
http://www.arabsforisrael.com

LIES!
http://www.geocities.com/palestiniansarelies

Amin Al Husseini – The Grand Mufti and father of today’s jihad
http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/AminAlHusseini.htm

In November 1941, the Mufti met with Hitler, who told him the Jews were his foremost enemy. The Nazi dictator rebuffed the Mufti’s requests for a declaration in support of the Arabs, however, telling him the time was not right. The Mufti offered Hitler his “thanks for the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially Palestinian cause, and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches….The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely….the Jews….” Hitler replied.
The Mufti and the Fuhrer
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/muftihit.html

1941 The Farhud, the Mufti inspired Krystallnacht in Iraq
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/farhud.html

In 1948, nearly 900,000 Jews – indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa – lived in what are now known as the “Arab States.” ~ Today, 99% of these indigenous Jewish communities no longer exist. ~ Arab governments forced us to leave, confiscated our personal and communal property and stripped us of our citizenships.
Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa
http://jimena.org

MEMRI: Middle East Media Research Institute (translating Arab media)
http://www.memri.org

BASIC ARTICLES

Twenty facts about Israel and the Middle East
http://israelinsider.com/views/articles/views_0401.htm

Arab terrorism came before the (so called) “occupation”
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0ldc0

There are two causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The first is Arab racism, which rejects any presence that isn’t Arab in its neighborhood; the second is Islamic intolerance which leads to the same rejection
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=7268

The Case for Israel
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13590

Israel’s morality
http://www.aynrand.org/israel

Why Israel Is The Victim And The Arabs Are The Indefensible Aggressors In the Middle East
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=4454

Who caused the Arab “refugee” problem? Refugee: Arab leaders told us to flee Israel in 1948
http://www.pmw.org.il/LatestBulletins.htm#b300506

Israel’s moral right toexist
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/middleeast/Israels_Moral_Right_to_its_Life.asp

Israel’s Right to Exist Questioned, Anti-Zionism or Anti-Semitism?
http://www.peacewithrealism.org/antizi05.htm

Israel and the Palestinians: no moral contest
http://www.likud.nl/press50.html

Gamla
http://gamla.org.il/english/index.htm

How Strong Is the Arab Claim to Palestine?
http://www.tampabayprimer.org/index.cfm?action=articles&drill=viewArt&art=1255

The Arabs in the Holy Land – Natives or Aliens?
http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.html

THE NEXT SCREWING, There are two causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The first is Arab racism, which rejects any presence that is not Arab in its neighborhood; the second is Islamic intolerance which leads to the same rejection http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=7268

“Flaubert’s Observations of Jerusalem and the Jews Living There [1850]”
http://ziontruth.blogspot.com/2006/08/flauberts-observations-of-jerusalem.html

Israel Has A Moral Right To Its Life Why reason and justice are on Israel’s side
http://www.therefinersfire.org/israel_defends_itself.htm

Israel’s Moral Legitimacy
http://www.netanyahu.org/ismorleg.html

British National Archives unveil presence of Nazi S.S. agents in Mandatory Palestine, working closely with Palestinian leaders. Historical documents in Britain’s National Archives in London show
[Nazis shipped arms to Palestinians
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3248081,00.html

When being anti-Israel is anti-Semitic
http://students.washington.edu/israeluw/info-anti.html

The Hebron Massacre of 1929 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/hebron29.html

March 2006 – 120 Years to first of Arabs’ attack on Jews in “palestine” Israel, Petach Tikva 1886
http://haveitclearly.blogspot.com/2006/04/120-years-to-first-of-arabs-attack-on.html

As grand mufti, al Husseini presided as the Imam of the Al Aqsa mosque in … 1929. Hebron Massacre. Amin Al-Husseini organizes more riots in Palestine.
From Al Husseini to Hitler :Radical Islam and the Nazi connection
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2543

Israel’s struggle for Good VS Evil
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/israel_the_struggle_for_good_vs_evil/index.html

Munich & morality tale of good vs. evil
http://www.think-israel.org/wright.munich.html

The Jews took no one’s land http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27338

Arabs Recognized Israel – 1919
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/print.php3?what=article&id=1726

Continuous Jewish Presence in the Holy Land, Under Turkish rule the Jews in Jerusalem and in Gaza maintained “cultural and spiritual … James Parkes, Whose Land?, A History of the Peoples of Palestine …
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~peters/presence.html

HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS PRIOR TO CONFLICT

The vast majority of travelogues and historical accounts of the Middle east describe this area as barren- that does not mean UN -populated- it does mean UNDER populated. Alexander Keith, recalling Volney’s 1785 description (quoted above) fifty years later, commented: “In his day [Volney’s] the land had not fully reached its last degree of desolation and depopulation.” (The Land of Israel).

Other travelers and pilgrims recorded similar reports of the dreary state of the Land around the middle of the nineteenth century. Here are just a few examples:

Alphonse de Lamartine, in 1835: “…a complete eternal silence reigns in the town, on the highways, in the country … the tomb of a whole people” (Recollections of the East, Vol. I, p. 308).

A contemporary German encyclopedia (Brockhaus, “Allegmeine deutsche Real- Encyklopaidie”, Vol. VIII, p. 206, Leipzig, 1827) calls Palestine “desolate and roamed through by Arab robber-bands.”

In 1849, the American W. F. Lynch described the desertion of Palestinian villages “caused by the frequent forays of the wandering Bedouin” (Narrative of the United States Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea, p. 489).

And again H. B. Tristram, in 1865: “… both in the north and south (of the Sharon plain), land is going out of cultivvation, and whole villages ar rapidly disappearing from the face of the earth. Since the year 1838, no less than 20 villages have been thus erased from the map (by the Bedouin) and the stationary population extirpated” (p. 490).

Mark Twain, ‘Innocents Abroad’ 1867:

“”Desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse … We reached Tabor safely … We never saw a human being on the whole route” (p. 451, 480); “There is not a solitary village throughout its (the Jezreel Valley’s) whole extent – not for thirty miles in either direction. There are two or three small clusters of Bedouin tents but not a single permanent habitation. One may ride ten miles, hereabouts, and not see ten human beings” (p. 448); “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren … the valleys are unsightly deserts… It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land… Palestine is desolate and unlovely… Palestine is no more of this workday world. It is sacred to poetry and tradition – it is dreamland” (pp. 564, 567).

Referring to the same era, the Christian historian James Parkes writes in Whose Land?: “Peasant and Bedouin alike have contributed to the ruin of the countryside on which both depend for a livelihood… In spite of the immense fertility of the soil, it is probable that in the first half of the nineteenth century the population sank to the lowest level it had ever known in historic times.”

In 1738, the land was described by the English archeologist Thomas Shaw as “lacking in people to till its fertile soil” (Travels and Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant). The French historian Conte Constantine Francois Volney writes:

“The peasants are incessantly making inroads on each other’s lands, destroying their corn, durra, sesame and olive-trees, and carrying off their sheep, goats and camels. The Turks, who are everywhere negligent in repressing similar disorders, are attentive to them here, since their authority is very precarious. The Bedouin, whose camps occupy the level country, are continually at open hostility Alexander Keith, recalling Volney’s 1785 description (quoted above) fifty years later, commented: “In his day [Volney’s] tthe land had not fully reache its last degree of desolation and depopulation.” (The Land of Israel).

Other travelers and pilgrims recorded similar reports of the dreary state of the Land around the middle of the nineteenth century. Here are just a few examples:

Alphonse de Lamartine, in 1835: “…a complete eternal silence reigns in the town, on the highways, in the country … the tomb of a whole people” (Recollections of the East, Vol. I, p. 308).

A contemporary German encyclopedia (Brockhaus, “Allegmeine deutsche Real- Encyklopaidie”, Vol. VIII, p. 206, Leipzig, 1827) calls Palestine “desolate and roamed through by Arab robber-bands.”

In 1849, the American W. F. Lynch described the desertion of Palestinian villages “caused by the frequent forays of the wandering Bedouin” (Narrative of the United States Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea, p. 489).

And again H. B. Tristram, in 1865: “… both in the north and south (of the Sharon plain), land is going out of cultivvation, and whole villages ar rapidly disappearing from the face of the earth. Since the year 1838, no less than 20 villages have been thus erased from the map (by the Bedouin) and the stationary population extirpated” (p. 490).

Mark Twain, ‘Innocents Abroad’ 1867:

“”Desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse … We reached Tabor safely … We never saw a human being on the whole route” (p. 451, 480); “There is not a solitary village throughout its (the Jezreel Valley’s) whole extent – not for thirty miles in either direction. There are two or three small clusters of Bedouin tents but not a single permanent habitation. One may ride ten miles, hereabouts, and not see ten human beings” (p. 448); “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren … the valleys are unsightly deserts… It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land… Palestine is desolate and unlovely… Palestine is no more of this workday world. It is sacred to poetry and tradition – it is dreamland” (pp. 564, 567).


Haman in the Book of Esther, evil aide to Persian king Ahasuerus; attempted to kill … to annihilate the Jews; Esther…
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9033084/Book-of-Esther …WICKED enemy Haman…
Esther7:6

In the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, on its thirteenth day … on the day that the enemies of the Jews were expected to prevail over them, it was turned about: the Jews prevailed over their adversaries. – Esther 9:1
And they gained relief on the fourteenth, making it a day of feasting and gladness. – Esther 9:17
“Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the 14th day of the month of Adar a day of gladness and feasting, a holiday, and of sending portions to one another (mishloach manot).” – Esther 9:19
And they gained relief on the fourteenth, making it a day of feasting and gladness. – Esther 9:17 [Mordecai instructed them] to observe them as days of feasting and gladness, and sending delicacies to one another, and gifts to the poor. – Esther 9:22
http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday9.htm

feast celebrating God’s abandonment of Israel puts in motion a plot to annihilate the Jews.
http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_24_-_Purim_in_Persia. asp Historical Overview – Second Temple destroyed; Roman exile begins, 70 CE
http://www.aish.com/purimbasics/purimbasicsdefault/Historical_Overview.asp  Crash Course in Jewish History Part 6: Isaac and His Sons
http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_6_Isaac_and_His_Sons. asp  Jerusalem: Jewish and Moslem Claims to the Holy City, Jerusalem: Jewish and Moslem Claims to the Holy City With 3000 years of history behind it, Jerusalem is now thrust to the center of the Arab-Israeli …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/jerusalem/Jerusalem_Jewish_and_Moslem_Claims_to_the_Holy_City.asp
Jerusalem: Jewish and Moslem Claims to the Holy City – Israel Update, Jerusalem: Jewish and Moslem Claims to the Holy City.
http://www.aish.com/Israel/articles/Jerusalem_Jewish_and_Moslem_Claims_to_the_Holy_City.asp  The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem — saying that Jerusalem is as important to Jews as Mecca is to Moslems,Muslim sheik Palazzi concludes. …
http://www.danielpipes.org/article/84  The Moslem Claim to Jerusalem is False | Emet News Servicethere any foundation to the Moslem argument that this ‘furthest mosque’ (Al-Masujidi al-Aqtza) refers to what is today called the Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem?
http://www.emetnews.org/analysis/false-claim.phpFalse Moslem ClaimsThe Moslem “claim” to Jerusalem is based on what is written in the Koran, which although Jerusalem is not mentioned even once, nevertheless talks (in Sura …
http://www.unitedjerusalem.com/FALSE_MOSLEM_CLAIMS/false_moslem_claims.asp  GAMLA: News & Views from Israel – Why Jerusalem is Not Holy to MuslimsWe often hear the Muslim claim that Jerusalem is their “third holiest city”, after Mecca and Medina; and specifically, that this is because our Temple Mount …
http://gamla.org.il/english/article/2004/june/why.htm  F L A M E : Jerusalem (I): Whose city? whose ‘holy city’is it? And the Moslem Arab claim to Jerusalem, based on the mosques on the Temple Mount, is just as untenable. Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish life, …
http://www.factsandlogic.org/ad_07.html  Jerusalem Not Mentioned in the Koran If Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran, then the claims of Islam over Jerusalem
http://revive-israel.org/2002/jerusalem_not_mentioned.htm  Jerusalem: “I Hate the Ground You Walk On” (Emanuel A. Winston …Mohammed turned the quibla of Moslem prayers to Mecca and insured that Jerusalem was not mentioned even once in the Koran. Jews speak of Jerusalem …
http://www.freeman.org/m_online/oct96/winstonj.htm  Media Critique #14 – Jerusalem Rally on CNN Third-holiest to Moslems — even though over the last 1500 years, Jerusalem has never been the religious or national capital of any Arab or Moslem entity. …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/mediaobjectivity/Media_Critique_14_-_Jerusalem_Rally_on_CNN.asp  Jerusalem: After 3000 Years, Why Does it Matter? How can others claim ownership in the face of such information. … Let us never forget that Christian and Moslem interest in Jerusalem exists ONLY because …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/jerusalem/Jerusalem_After_3000_Years3_Why_Does_it_Matter$.asp  Reuters Ruins Rachel’s TombShould the PA control the area, non-Moslems would be precluded from praying at … In the world of Reuters, East Jerusalem was “occupied” only in 1967, …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/mediaobjectivity/Reuters_Ruins_Rachels_Tomb.asp  Islam’s War Against the Jews: Quotes from the Palestinian AuthorityJerusalem is a symbol… to the Moslems and to their war of Jihad forever and ever. …. Abraham whom they (the Muslims) themselves claim as their ancestor. …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/middleeast/Islams_War_Against_the_Jews_Quotes_from_the_Palestinian_ Authority.asp  Remember the BibleLatly, and I’m sure many point this out: Moslems think that God or Allah … Christianity has Rome, let Israel and the Jewish people have Jerusalem! …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/mediaobjectivity/Remember_the_Bible.asp  Crash Course in Jewish History Part 5: The Promised LandHowever, the Jewish people base their claim on God’s promise. …. That is why Moslems are at war all over the world with those whom they live among. …
http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_5_The_Promised_Land.a sp  The Koran On Jews’ Right To LandPalazzi cites Koran passages showing that the Land of Israel was given to the Jews, and that Jews would be brought back to Israel before the end of days, …
http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/1002.htm  The Qur’an and the Land of Israel THE QUR’AN SAYS THAT ALLAH GAVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL TO THE JEWS ….. Koranic order (see Koran 8:61), and since, according to Islam, Peace is G-d Himself, …
http://www.templemount.org/quranland.html  Am Yisrael ChaiThey presented the negation of any Jewish rights to the Land of Israel as … Holy Koran explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel …
http://www.geocities.com/rachav/amyisroelchai.html  Islam 4 IsraelTHE KORAN SAYS – GD GAVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL TO THE JEWS AND WILL … Arab Muslims in Israel Are the Arabs who live in Israel proper full citizens of the …
http://www.geocities.com/compassionplease/IslamIsrael  Even Muslim’s Koran Quran advocates that Isarel is the land pertaning to the Jews
http://www.chayas.com/muslim.htm  … other than in Muhammad’s dream? Believe it or not, the one and only source for the Muslim’s claim to Jerusalem and the site of the Holy Temple, …
http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.html  BIG LIES:(PDF)
UN: Israel for the Jews, and another state for the Arabs. The Arabs rejected … ed observer of this history, therefore, that it was not Israel that caused …
http://www.frontpagemag.com/media/pdf/BigLies.pdf  
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Chosenness in the Bible.., Israel’s character as the chosen people is unconditional as it says in Deuteronomy 14:2, “For you are a holy people to YHWH your God, and God has chosen you to be his treasured people from all the nations that are on the face of the earth.
Although the Torah – Bible also says, “Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people,” God promises that He will never exchange the Jewish people with any other.
Other BIBLE verses about chosenness, “For all the earth is mine: and you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:5, 6). “The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people; but because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your ancestors.” (Deuteronomy 7:7, 8).
A (true) convert to Judaism, no matter his color, race, shade, or creed is as much a Jew – chosen.
It is not only a privelege but an obligation too:
The special obligation imposed upon the Israelites is emphasized by the prophet Amos (Book of Amos 3:2): “You only have I singled out of all the families of the earth: therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities.”
_____________ Sephardic Holocaust Project – Formerly the FARHUD Recognition Project
The Forgotten Holocaust Pogrom in Iraq … Mufti & Hitler. Farhud. Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries. Failure of the U.S. Holocaust Museum …
http://farhud.org
In 1948, nearly 900,000 Jews – indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa – lived in what are now known as the “Arab States.” ~ Today, 99% of these indigenous Jewish communities no longer exist. ~ Arab governments forced us to leave, confiscated our personal and communal property and stripped us of our citizenships. Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa
http://jimena.org
Italy and the Jews – Timeline
It reaches a membership of 2,000 clergymen. … trip to Israel, Pope John Paul II apologizes for the Church’s treatment of Jews. …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/italytime.html

Pope Offers Historic Mea Culpa, Apologizes For Treatment Of Jews …
In a step decreed by Pope John Paul II as “essential,” the Roman Catholic Church staged an unprecedented … 2,000 years — including its treatment of Jews, …
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/03/12/world/main171032.shtml

Catholics, Jews, and the Prism of Conscience(PDF)
Pope into a hero of resistance on behalf of Jews, a dubious … For 2,000 years, we Jews were without worldly power, especially on the political stage. …
http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/Slifka/research/Carroll_Book.pdf

The Arabs in the Holy Land – Natives or Aliens?
http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.html 

credible evidence for their connection to this holy site, other than in Muhammad’s dream?
http://www.jerusalemsummit.org/eng/razdel.php?article_id=91&id=20

Islam rediscovered Jerusalem 50 years after Mohammad’s death. … thinkers believed that it was just a dream of Mohammed, that he was never in Jerusalem. …
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2007/06/whose_jerusalem.html 

Muhammad and the Jews(2) Allah tells Muhammad in a sura (chapter) revealed in Mecca that the … The other Jews were also killed with one exception. Thus, Muhammad engaged in …
http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/06/muhammad_and_the_jews.html

Muhammad: Jews and the Jihad, When the Jews rejected his prophecy in spite of these practices, Muhammad changed them, and fixed the qibla (direction of prayer) to Mecca in place of Jerusalem
http://www.peacewithrealism.org/jihad/jihad06.htm 

Muhammad and Massacre of the Qurayza JewsThe aftermath for the Qurayza Jews … Muhammad is ordered to fight the Qurayza Jews. …. No woman of Banu [tribe] Qurayzah was killed except one. …
http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/02/muhammad_and_massacre_of_the_q.html

Anti-Semitism in Islam: Israel Didn’t Start the FireThen the apostle divided the property, wives, and children of B. Qurayza among … actually be killed by Jesus, and the Dajjal’s dispirited army of Jews, …
http://hnn.us/articles/34789.html 


From The Armenian Genocide To The Hijacking of The Arab World. Building Blocks … the local Muslim vote, appoint Amin Al-Husseini as Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.[The Mufti] Amin Al-Husseini. Born in Jerusalem under Ottoman rule
1914-1917
Husseini’s First Taste of Jihad
Allegiance to Ottoman Empire .
Amin Al Husseini: Ottoman Empire Officer. Amin Al-Husseini swears allegiance to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide .
He is an officer stationed in Smyrna and participates first-hand in the Armenian genocide. One and a half million Christians are slaughtered under the sword of Islamic Jihad by the Ottoman Army. Allegiance to Ottoman Empire and Islamic world take-over will be echoed by Osama Bin Laden in his post-September 11th declaration
http://www.tellchildrenthetruth.com/amin_en.html#part1 From Morocco to Montreal …He did not want Canada to become ‘the dumping ground for 800000 Jewish refugees’. Toward the end of the 1930’s, Canada had two opportunities to help…
http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/iii/36/sidebar.htmlWhat happened to the Jewish refugees from Middle Eastern countries? In the years following Israel’s independence in May 1948, 600000 to 800000 Jews from …
http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_independence_refugees_jews_what.php

Point of no return: Melanie weighs in on behalf of Jewish refugeesInformation and links about the Middle East’s forgotten Jewish refugees … draw attention to the Jewish refugees from Arab lands ? the 800000 Jews who were …
http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2007/11/melanie-weighs-in-on-behalf-of-jewish.html 

Who Are the Palestinians? At DePaul, Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell, Historically, the biblical Philistines were not Arabs but rather Mediterranean sea people, whose culture was influenced by that of Crete. …
http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=22&x_article=1028 

[Islamic Sheik] Abdul Hadi Palazzi: The Jerusalem Report, The Koran contains no mention of Palestine or Philistines
http://www.amislam.com/report.htm

Politically motivated mythology of Palestine, These Philistines were an Aegean people, driven out of Greece and Aegean islands … Most Arabs do not admit so candidly that “Palestinian identity” is a …
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~peters/mythology.html

The History of the Words Palestine And Palestinians, The Philistines were not Arabs nor even Semites, they were most closely related to the Greeks. They did not speak Arabic. They had no connection, ethnic, …
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/meaning.html 

Libya?s Khadafy opens up to Jewish refugees; what?s his motive?
Advocates have been fighting for the rights of an estimated 800000 Jews who …
http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23831/edition_id/472/format/html/d isplaystory.html

Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries
… appealed to U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall: ?Between 800000 and a … Roughly half of Israel’s 5 million Jews are Jewish refugees from Arab …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/jewref.html


Lebanese Civil War 1975 – 1976 Includes pictures of the Syrian-formed and -sponsored groups (Yarmouk & Sai’qa) attacking Damour city (January 1976).
http://www.liberty05.com/civilwar/civil.html Historical Fact: The Massacre and Destruction of Damour. Damour lay across the Sidon – Beirut highway about 20 km south of Beirut…
http://www.lebaneseforces.com/blastfromthepast002.asp

hobeika_damour …Do you not remember Damour Lebanon. Let me remind you. Arafat and the PLO plunged Lebanon into “massacres, rape, mutilation, rampages of looting and …
http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html

Phalangist website – contains account and includes graphic photographs
http://www.falange.us/damour.htm

Damour Massacre (1976)
http://lfpics.com/dammour

Damour Massacre Slideshow
http://www.truelebanon.bravehost.com/pics/dampics-slideshow.html

Account of Damour massacre at Cedarland.org, a Lebanese Christian website
http://www.cedarland.org/damour.html


The True Identity of the So-called Palestinians.
The current myth is that these Arabs were long established in “Palestine”, until the Jews came and “displaced” them. The fact is, that recent Arab immigration into the Land of Israel displaced the Jews. That the massive increase in Arab population was very recent is attested by the ruling of the United Nations: That any Arab who had lived in the Holy Land for two years and then left in 1948 qualifies as a “Palestinian refugee”.
http://www.imninalu.net/myths-pals.htm
 
From Time Immemorial – Evidence of Unrecorded Arab Immigration …9 Fred M. Gottheil, “Arab Immigration into Pre-State Israel: 1922-1931”
http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2139
    
The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931 – Middle East Quarterly.
http://www.meforum.org/article/522 ____________________________________________________________________________

ISLAMIZATION – ISLAMIC APRTHEIDJerusalem Cloakroom #117: The Islamization of Bethlehem by ArafatJerusalem Cloakroom #114 – November 8, 2001 Appeasement 2001http://www.acpr.org.il/cloakrm/clk117.htmlThe Islamization of Bethlehem by Arafat – The Israel Report …Arafat has intensified the Islamization of Bethlehem, by adding to its population a few thousand Bedouins of the Ta’amrah tribe, located east of Bethlehem, …
http://christianactionforisrael.org/isreport/dec01/bethlehem2.html
Mideast Outpost: ARAFAT’S LEGACY FOR EUROPE It preaches Islamic replacement theology, and the Arabization and Islamization of the Holy Land’s biblical archeology. Arafat, its leader, was the bin Laden …
http://mideastoutpost.com/archives/000111.html
The Legacy of Jihad [Andrew G. Bostom] – The Islamization of Europe… recognition of the PLO and its leader Arafat as unique representative of the …
http://www.andrewbostom.org/loj//content/view/16/27/
Terror for Christians in Arafat-land, Let me tell you the story of two Christian converts in Arafat-land – and you … persecution within the Palestinian Authority, “Holy Land: Christians in peril
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30583
Death sentence hangs over Arab ChristiansSaeed Salamah was an active member of Fatah, Arafat’s own party, … has worked to expose anti-Christian persecution within the Palestinian Authority. …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30483
__________ISLAMIC “PALESTINIAN” RADICALS’ DREAM TO DOMINATE THE WORLD Barack Obama: The terrorists are at war with us. The threat is from violent extremists… the threat is real. They distort Islam. They kill man, woman and child; Christian and Hindu, Jew and Muslim. They seek to create a repressive caliphate. To defeat this enemy, we must understand who we are fighting against, and what we are fighting for.
http://www.barackobama.com/2007/08/01/the_war_we_need_to_win.php
Islamo-Fascism Denial…
Hamas: The Hamas Charter sets out its Islamic mission as global: “Its spatial dimension extends wherever on earth there are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life; thus, it penetrates to the deepest reaches of the land and to the highest spheres of Heavens. . . .
By virtue of the distribution of Muslims, who pursue the cause of the Hamas, all over the globe, and strive for its victory, for the reinforcement of its positions and for the encouragement of its Jihad, the Movement is a universal one.” Universal in what way? The Palestinian Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi exhorted believers in 2002 “Oh beloved, look to the East of the earth, find Japan and the ocean; look to the West of the earth, find [some] country and the ocean. Be assured that these will be owned by the Muslim nation, as the Hadith says . . .
‘from the ocean to the ocean.'”
http://www.aina.org/news/2007102311299.htm Israel, Hezbollah and the Wider Geo-political-Religious Terrain
Israel is on the front line in a global struggle for the future of civilization. Afghanistan and Iraq are other fronts in World War IV; this is a total war on a global scale.[13] If the United States and Israel do not prevail, civilization will plunge into a dark night of barbarism exceeding anything Adolph Hitler envisioned for a world dominated by the Third Reich.
At its essence World War IV is a religious war. Islamist Jihadists whether Sunni or Shi’ite, are committed to establishing a global caliphate with Islam as the world’s only religion, a world without Israel, indeed without Jews. In this new world, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and atheists would face two choices: conversion to Islam or slavery. Anyone who stands in the way will be liable for extermination. If this enemy obtains weapons of mass destruction, given the totality of their war aims, they will use them.
http://www.spme.net/cgi-bin/articles.cgi?ID=2580
The uncomplicated answer is that no matter what we do, policy-wise, we will remain infidels with gigantic bull’s-eyes on our backs unless we renounce our capitalistic ways, destroy our churches and synagogues, outlaw our pluralistic religious society, convert to a radical Islamic theocracy and join the global jihad en route to a worldwide caliphate.
We are in this war for the long haul whether we like it or not. The only question is whether we intend to fight it or roll over in shameful appeasement until we are in a much weaker position to fight at such time as even the appeasers realize we have no other choice.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51384
Palestinians back caliphate over politics – Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/27/wpal127.xml
Hamas reiterates goal of world domination by Islam – annihilation …The PA sources further asserted that senior Fatah and Hamas terrorist leaders, as well as senior security officials from Egypt and Israel, know many details …
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2790
[“Palestinians”:] Wanted: a caliphate – Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=661486&contrassID=2&subContrassID=15&a mp;a mp;a mp;sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

The official said Hamas seeks to create an “Islamic caliphate” in Gaza and …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56174__________ ARAFAT’S ISLAMIC HATRED OF CHRISTIANS, MASSACRES IN LEBANONhobeika_damour, Do you not remember Damour Lebanon. Let me remind you. Arafat and the PLO plunged Lebanon into “massacres, rape, mutilation, rampages of looting and …
http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html
Yasir Arafat and the Christians of Lebanon – Opinion – Kamal Jumblatt, in whose parliamentary constituency Damour lay, told Labaky, ‘Father, I can do nothing for you, because it depends on Yasser Arafat. …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=786
The MASSACRE at DAMOUR, 1976
http://www.israelforum.com/board/archive/index.php/t-2009.html
Lebanese Forces : Historical Fact: The Massacre and Destruction of …Damour lay across the Sidon – Beirut highway about 20 km south of Beirut on … He gave Arafat’s phone number to the priest.
http://www.lebaneseforces.com/blastfromthepast002.asp
USCFL – Frequently Asked Questions, When, in 1976, Yasser Arafat’s PLO destroyed Damour, a Christian Lebanese town of some 25000 people, the Palestinian murderers employed the same barbaric …
http://www.freelebanon.org/faqs.htm

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MINORITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Or Does It Explode?: Iran Morality Police out in Full Force Many Palestinians in Israel have much more rights than in the other Arab … They can vote in elections in Israel and have freedoms guaranteed not seen …
http://www.ordoesitexplode.com/me/2007/04/iran_morality_p.html

Ethnic cleansing is the systematic elimination of an ethnic group from a region … Kurds, jews, Berbers and Christians are not excepted in muslim society. …
http://web.israelinsider.com/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Views&enPage=ForumPage&enDisplay=view& enDispWhat=Zone&enZone=SecurityF5 &

Christians in the Middle East, Coptic, Maronite – The Peace FAQ, The ethno-religious cleansing of Christian peoples in the Middle East …. In the Lion’s Den: Persecuted Christians and What the Western Church Can Do About …
http://www.peacefaq.com/christians.html 

Why not one movie on the Kurdish ethnic cleansing, on the Genocide in southern Sudan, on the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, on the Berbers, Shiia of Iraq, …
http://www.futurejihad.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=124&Itemid=32

Recently, on 6th of June 2005[7], a bomb attack was carried out on an Aramean priest in Tur Abdin which is situated in south-eastern of Turkey. Thirty years ago, there were approximately 40,000 Arameans in Tur Abdin. Because of continued discrimination and persecution, our people were forced to flee into the Diaspora, leaving behind the sacred land of the forefathers, which they inhabited for thousands of years. Today there are only approximately 2,000 Arameans left in Tur Abdin, and dwindling.  None of us would have voluntarily left Tur Abdin if not for the discrimination and persecution.
http://www.aramnahrin.org/English/Statment_indigenous_2005.htm

Iraq: East- Aramean Chaldean Priest Kidnapped, This time, the East- Aramean priest of the Chaldean church has been kidnapped … recent denouncements of persecution against the Christian community there. …
http://www.assyrianchristians.org/English/ArameanChaldeanPriest_Kidnapped_19_5_2007.htm

…and persecution of Aramaic Language and Aramaean Culture in numerous countries of … In our days, the Arameans of Iraq are excluded from the Iraqi …
www.buzzle.com/articles/gabriel-sengo-opens-gates-aramaean-thought-culture-wisdom.html

Mr. Paul Kelly, the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, noted that “Iraqis of Assyrian, Turkman, and Kurdish ethnicity suffer additional abuses due to the ongoing Arabization’ campaign of ethnic cleansing.” Noting other abuses including the prohibition of all non-Arab broadcasting and publishing and the forced Arabization of personal names, Mr. Kelly added that “Abuses like these are a long-standing part of the Iraqi government’s decade long campaign dedicated to eliminating the non-Arab presence in villages and towns under regime control in northern Iraq.”
http://www.aina.org/releases/henryhyde.htm

The ChaldoAssyrian Cause in Iraq: Implications for Maronites, The ChaldoAssyrians (also known as Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Syriacs) are the … has been persecution, massacres, and ethnic cleansing…
http://www.aina.org/articles/namjm.htm 

freedomhouse.org: Yemen Gender discrimination is present not only in Yemeni laws, but also in the implementation of laws, by-laws, and procedures, which may be subject to various interpretations and the personal whims of individual state agents and authorities. Discrimination is faced not only by women in Yemen, but also by ethnic minorities such as the community called Akhdam (servants),  refugees from the Horn of Africa, and the small Jewish minority who remain in Yemen. The government has not instituted a formal complaint mechanism whereby an individual or group can file a report if they become victims of discrimination.
http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=186

The ethnic composition of Yemeni society is characterized by the existence of marginalized and socially excluded groups (Akhdam).
http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/y7218t/y7218t07.htm  

Omar Al-Bashir: Not So Arab… Palestinian as a foil to keep their own oppressed population focused on Israel instead of deplorable human rights conditions in their own countries. …
http://www.ordoesitexplode.com/me/2007/04/omar_albashir_n.html  

FORGOTTEN OUTRAGE: Iran’s Baha’i Crackdown, Yemen’s Akhdam Marginalization (tie)
The Baha’i religion is out and out banned in Iran. Followers, who must practice in hiding, are banned from universities, jailed, and even murdered. The black Yemenites known as Akhdam have lived in Yemen for centuries but continue to face egregious discrimination domestically and indifference from the outside world.
http://www.ordoesitexplode.com/me/2005/12/year_in_review_.html

Marginalized Social Groups Many groups subsist on the periphery of the … Akhdam communities in Yemen are victims of negative public attitudes and poverty …
www.undp.org.ye/Inequalities.php

“Akhdam” as you described the unfortunate segment of the Yemeni community, sounds humiliating term for this section of the society. Just say the poor rather than “Akhdam”. Encouraging the use of such names by Yemen Times supports the continuous degrading of these people, by branding them that slavish name.
It is high time YT refrain from encouraging the use of such discriminative labels, which are against all norms of human rights, although used by the majority of Yemenis in the northern parts of Yemen.
http://yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=804&p=letters&a=2
Non-Isaaqi Somalis have a say too <br>
Somaliland myth was invented by some Isaaqi men “power Hungary” to create a government dominated by Isaaq clan (since Isaaq’s are a minority in Somalia). These men were tribalists and were oppressed. Recognizing Somaliland is a extremely dangerous, it will create more genocides by Isaaqs against other clans who live in northern Somalia, never ending civil wars, and more border conflicts with Somalia<br>
Another fact is that the so-called Somaliland authority is only popular and in control in Hargeisa and Barbara. What’s more tragic is that the so-called Somaliland government is illegitimate and wages constant aggressive wars on all regions in northern Somalia and non-Isaaq clans. So-called Somaliland government vigorously follows bad policies like ethnic cleansing and genocide against non-Isaaq clans.
http://yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=804&p=letters&a=3

ARAB CHRISTIANS: AN INTRODUCTION
by Dr Walid Phares

For years, the term “Arab Christians” was used to categorize the Christians in the Middle East. However, the concept instead of being precisely defined was intellectually misused and politically abused. Both Arab regimes and “Arabists” in the West attempted to libel all Christians living under the sovereignty of Arab states, as “Arab Christians.”

This denial of identity of millions of indigenous non-Arab nations can be equated to an organized ethnic cleansing on a politico-cultural level. Similarly to the Turkish attempts to eradicate the ethnic identity of the Kurds, whom they call “Mountain Turks,” and the Assyrians, whom they define as “Semitic Turks.”

Arab-Islamic regimes in the region assert that all those Christians who live within the confines of “Arab borders” are “Arab.” With Arab nationalism at its peak, and “Arabist” circles at the apex of their political influence in the West, the pre-Arab ethnicities of the Middle East became the real underdogs of the region. The Arab Israeli conflict increased their crisis. Not only the non-Arab ethnicities, particularly the non-Moslem ones, were denied their basic rights, stripped from their ancestral lands, but they were pressured to participate in the general “war effort” conducted by the Arab regimes against a non-Arab nation, i.e. the Jews of Israel.
The gestalt of global Arab strategy in the region was to pit non-Arabs against other non-Arabs, after demonizing those who have formed their national state Israel, and fragmented those who weren’t able to implement self determination. The Christians in the Middle East are not just a religious group, nor do they form one single community. The overwhelming majority of the Christians in the region are ethnically non-Arab, and their major common characteristic is their subjection to Arab colonialism and Islamic oppression for thirteen centuries. The Christians in the Middle East are not, as it was portrayed by the Arab regimes and many in the West, the followers of Christian faith among the Arab ethnic group. “Arab Christians” exist in few spots in the region, but they are a minuscule minority within the world of Middle Eastern Christianity.

Prior to the Arab Islamic invasion…

http://www.arabicbible.com/christian/intro_arab_christians.htm


Human Shields: Palestinians Exploit Their Own Schoolchildren, This tactic of using one’s own civilians as human shields is of course nothing new. Hezbollah used it to great effect in the war of summer 2006.
http://www.peacewithrealism.org/headline/gaza02.htm American Thinker: Palestinian Human Shields, On November 8th, at a mosque in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, the Palestinians used about fifty heavily-shrouded women as ?human shields? to provide cover for a few [terrorists]…
http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/11/palestinian_human_shields.html 

‘Palestinian’ Arabs’ vicious tactics of HUMAN SHIELDSHe denies Israeli accusations that the Palestinian Authority has placed children at the front of demonstrations to act as human shields for armed gunmen. …
http://www.geocities.com/palestiniansarelies/HumanShields.html

Palestinian human shields give Israel pause | csmonitor.com The militants’ new system enlists neighbors to protect homes from airstrikes ? and could force a change to Israeli strategy.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1120/p01s02-wome.html

The root of Palestinian misery Palestinian suicide bombers would be stepping over each other in an effort to attack the target. “Human shields” work only when your enemy fights…. [humane…]
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=69c23d82-dd87-4c1d-a333-bf3f 3979df37

Palestinians Shoot 15 Human Shields – IRIS Blog, Thursday, May 17. 2007. Palestinians Shoot 15 Human Shields. 200 Gaza residents decided their “human shield” tactics worked so well against the Israelis, …
http://www.iris.org.il/blog/archives/2359-Palestinians-Shoot-15-Human-Shields.html

lPalestinian Human Shield Watch, GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Hundreds of Palestinians formed a human shield around the home of a militant in the northern Gaza Strip late Saturday to …
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=23399&only&rss

On Video: Palestinian As Human ShieldThe terror-stricken 24-year-old Palestinian soon found himself forced onto the front lines of Israel’s shadowy war against militants, a human shield as he …
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/04/11/international/i111648D71.DTL

lgf: Human Rights Watch Condemns Palestinian Human Shield Tactic An interesting phenomenon is occurring, as Palestinians use women and children as human shields to guard the homes and ammo dumps of terrorists; the tactic …
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=23431&only&rss 

“Brave” use of human shields

http://www.youtube.com/?v=sc1buCDiiZQ

Photos that damn Hezbollah | Herald Sun, The release of the images comes as Hezbollah faces criticism for allegedly using innocent civilians as “human shields”. Mr Egeland blasted Hezbollah…
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,19955774-5007220,00.html

Hezbollah’s human shieldsNor would it be enough simply to declare Hezbollah’s cynical use of civilians as human shields to be a war crime. A multinational force must be empowered to …
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=439dbdcc-167c-423c-9d52-b14a906054 40

YouTube – Hezbollah’s Human Shields In the recent war in Lebanon, Hezbollah used civilians as human shields.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec-xVivT35Q

Hizbullah’s exploitation of Lebanese population centers and civiliansHezbollah’s human shields, by Alan M. Dershowitz (National Post, Canada) · Hezbollah’s propaganda tours – as told by a CNN producer …
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2006/Operation+Change+of+Direction+Video+Clips.htm

Children in a world of Terror
Palestinian Child Abuse … A Special Photo Essay on Palestinian exploitation of children for armed conflict; “We teach our children to reach Shahada” …
http://www.take-a-pen.org/english/Articles/Children.htm

Palestinian Child Abuse Link to “Leave our Children alone” … A young Palestinian child hugging a gun at a demonstration against the Geneva accords …
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~nahm0002/child_abuse.html

0pal-child-abuse-1970.jpg. The cover of the June 17, 1970 issue of LIFE magazine shows how long Palestinian Arabs have been instilling hatred in the minds …
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/pictures/PalestinianChildAbuse/

The main solution is to:

Teach kids peace!

http://teachkidspeace.org

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