Hypocrisie van Nederlandse media t.a.v. staatsgreep Turkije

Bron: www.sevendays.nl

Bismillaah ar-Rahmaan ar-Rahiem, alle lof is aan Allah en vrede en zegeningen zij met de boodschapper van Allah en zijn familieleden en metgezellen,

De hypocrisie van verschillende Nederlandse mainstream media en het kabinet komt naar boven tijdens de poging tot een staatsgreep in Turkije. Waar staan ze nu eigenlijk? En wat is hun positie ten aanzien van de Turkse staatsgreep en de regering van Erdogan? Dat ze niet zo blij zijn met de koers die Erdogan op gaat is duidelijk, maar willen ze kosten wat het kost van hem af, zelfs als dat via ondemocratische middelen moet? De hele nacht – terwijl nog onduidelijk was of de coup zou slagen of niet – hebben zij de poging tot een staatsgreep niet afgekeurd of verafschuwd, ondanks dat het de meest ondemocratische manier is om de macht te krijgen.

Nu duidelijk is geworden dat de staatsgreep mislukt is doen ze het mondjesmaat wel, maar nog steeds zijn ze erg terughoudend. Het is bijna van hun artikelen af te lezen dat ze het jammer vinden dat Erdogan nog aan de macht is.

De ergste onder hen, de NOS, durft het zelfs voor de coupplegers op te nemen en stelt hardop de vraag of de coupplegers wel wisten waar ze mee bezig waren. ‘’Het gaat immers grotendeels om jongeren van rond de 18 jaar die erg naïef zijn en op de legerleiding vertrouwden’’. Het is schandalig dat zo’n groot mediakanaal het opneemt voor militairen die een poging tot een staatsgreep hebben gedaan. De NOS stelt dat de militairen die bezig waren met de staatsgreep wellicht niet wisten waar ze mee bezig waren en mogelijk dachten dat ze op weg waren om in te grijpen bij een terroristische dreiging. Zeker na de recente aanslagen in Nice zou dat een logische gedachte zijn geweest, volgens de NOS!

Ook weigert NOS hardop van schande te spreken dat een deel van het leger het in zijn hoofd haalt een poging te doen om de democratisch gekozen regering te overrompelen met een staatsgreep. Aan de andere kant haast NOS zich wel om te benoemen dat Erdogan ‘’hard heeft ingegrepen’’.

Ook de Telegraaf doet een poging om Erdogan in een zwart daglicht te plaatsen door zich af te vragen – zonder een bron te noemen – of het misschien de mannen van Erdogan zijn die een aantal coupplegers gedwongen naakt door de straten hebben laten rennen. Dit terwijl hun eigen bron (Mehmet Solmaz) zelfs zegt dat dit de manier is waarop zij zichzelf hebben overgegeven.

Dat men het niet eens is met bepaalde beslissingen die Erdogan neemt als president van het land of de koers die hij opgaat is prima. Maar dat het kabinet en grote mediakanalen als de NOS en Telegraaf heel voorzichtig zijn met het afkeuren van de staatsgreep en dat pas zijn gaan doen – voor zover dat gedaan is – nadat de staatsgreep duidelijk mislukt was, onthuld de grote haat en hypocrisie die zij koesteren.

Hetgeen dat een democratie een democratie maakt is het feit dat het volk kan bepalen wie over haar regeert. Het woord  ‘democratie’ heeft haar naam zelfs daar aan te danken. Hoe kan het dan dat die kern van de democratie voor een land als Nederland – die zelfs oorlogen goedpraat in belang van democratie – ineens niet meer belangrijk is zodra de meest ondemocratische methode wordt gebruikt om een democratisch gekozen president af te zetten?

De werkelijkheid is dat democratie slechts een handelsmerk is die het westen gebruikt om landen – neem Irak en Afghanistan – binnen te vallen en macht in de regio te verkrijgen. Met dat zelfde gemak wordt dit handelsmerk even in de bureaula geschoven wanneer het hen goed uitkomt. Zoals de pijnlijke stilte tijdens de coup op de democratisch gekozen president Morsi in Egypte in 2013 en ook vannacht toen hetzelfde leek te gebeuren in Turkije.

Het is duidelijk dat westerse overheden en grote mediakanalen zich geen houding weten te geven als het gaat om de ontwikkelingen in het Midden-Oosten. Sinds de val van het Ottomaanse rijk en zelfs daarvoor al zijn westerse landen bezig met het wegnemen van de islamitische identiteit in de moslimlanden. Zeker op politiek niveau mocht dit niet prevaleren en elke keer als een islamitische regering te veel macht lijkt te krijgen is het tijd voor een vredesmissie om de ‘vrede’ te bewaren in die landen.

De ideale oplossing leek de democratie. Zolang het volk mag bepalen wie regeert en wij tegelijkertijd vanuit het westen door middel van propaganda iedereen kunnen aanprijzen en criminaliseren die we willen, moet het toch goed komen? Keer op keer blijkt echter dat de moslimwereld via democratische wegen laat weten een sterke voorkeur te hebben voor een regering met een sterke islamitische identiteit. En elke keer dat zij deze voorkeur uiten in het stemhokje is daar the big brother; het westen. Het westen dat ditzelfde democratische systeem naar die landen toe heeft gestuurd, soms met raketten als enveloppen en granaten als postzegels,  is op dat moment de partij die vindt dat het anders moet en de gekozen regering toch niet de juiste is.

Dit zagen we in Algerije in 1992 al toen het leger met steun van Frankrijk een staatsgreep pleegde op de politieke partij Front Islamique de Salut die door een grote meerderheid van het volk is gekozen, bij de eerste democratische verkiezingen die het land heeft gekend.

Ook in 2013 keek het westen lachend in haar vuistje toe hoe het Egyptische leger een staatsgreep pleegde op de democratisch gekozen president van Egypte Mohammed Morsi. Een staatsgreep is dan weliswaar niet democratisch, maar liever dat dan een islamitische regering natuurlijk.

En ook nu zit het westen met een hoofdpijndossier; president Erdogan van Turkije. Hij is democratisch gekozen, maarliefst 49,4% van het land stemde op zijn partij. Tegelijkertijd is hij een leider met een duidelijke islamitische identiteit. En de afgelopen nacht was te zien hoe de Turkse straten gevuld werden met oorverdovende kreten als ‘Allahu akbar’ en ‘Bismillah’. Niet alleen dat; maar hoe gigantisch veel moslims wereldwijd op het puntje van hun stoel de ontwikkelingen in Turkije volgde, elkaar opriepen om smeekbedes te verrichten voor Erdogan en de zijne en pro-Erdoganslogans en teksten viraal over het internet gingen.

De islamitische identiteit versterkt alleen maar onder de moslims en de roep om islamitisch leiderschap klinkt steeds harder. En de afgelopen nacht hebben we daar een mooi voorbeeld van mogen aanschouwen.

Moge Allah de moslimlanden en moslimgemeenschappen over de hele wereld beschermen tegen de plannen van haar vijanden. Amien.

(Source / 16.07.2016)

IOF assaults Palestinian man from Jenin

JENIN, (PIC)– Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Saturday assaulted a Palestinian man at Zaatara checkpoint near Nablus leaving him with bruises all over his body. Local sources said that the IOF soldiers stopped Ghassan Abu al-Wafa, 40, from Jenin while he was passing through the barrier and beat him up. He was transferred to hospital for treatment of bruises suffered during the assault. The attack was carried out for no reason amid a traffic jam in the area of the barrier which separates the northern area of the West Bank from its southern area. Palestinians are routinely exposed to a lot of similar attacks at that checkpoint, the sources highlighted.

(Source / 16.07.2016)

Canadian Teacher Under Police Investigation For Saying Palestinians Had Right To Resist Occupation

Pro-Israel group claims Shoufani called for ‘violence against Israelis’ when she said Palestinians had right to resist occupation.

Teacher Nadia Shoufani speaks at Toronto rally marking al-Quds Day.

Teacher Nadia Shoufani speaks at Toronto rally marking al-Quds Day

TORONTO, Canada – A Toronto-area school board and Toronto city police are investigating an elementary school teacher after pro-Israel lobby groups complained about comments she made during a rally in solidarity with Palestinians.

The teacher, Nadia Shoufani, addressed a downtown Toronto rally on 2 July, marking al-Quds Day, an annual event held around the world to support Palestinian rights and to protest Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

“Silence in situations of oppression and injustices is a crime against humanity,” Shoufani said in her speech at the rally, in which she condemned the Israeli occupation and Israel’s policies of home demolitions, land confiscation and arrests of Palestinians.

Shoufani also quoted Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, an important figure in the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who was assassinated by Israeli Mossad agents in a car bombing in Beirut in 1972.

“We say no, no, no to the occupation. We are here to tell the world that Palestinians are not alone,” Shoufani said:

Pro-Israel lobby involvement

On its website, pro-Israel group Bnai Brith Canada accused Shoufani of “glorifying terrorists” in her speech.

“We are greatly concerned that an individual who espouses open support for terror and praises terrorist groups is teaching Canadian youth,” the group’s CEO, Michael Mostyn, said ina statement.

The group also accused her of “calling for violence against Israelis” by saying that Palestinians had a right to resist the Israeli occupation and its policies.

The Dufferin-Peel District Catholic School Board told Middle East Eye it is investigating Shoufani after the speech was brought to its attention by various sources, including Bnai Brith Canada and another pro-Israel group, the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre.

Shoufani teaches at an elementary school in Mississauga, a large suburb of Toronto, school board spokesperson Bruce Campbell said in an email. “We are actively investigating the issue brought to our attention,” Campbell said.

“In order to conduct a comprehensive investigation we are unable to place a definitive timeline on determining the results of an investigation at this point. However, given the serious nature of the issue, we would look to reach a resolution as quickly as possible,” he said.

Police launch investigation

Tyler Levitan, campaigns coordinator at Independent Jewish Voices-Canada, a group that supports Palestinian rights, said organisations like Bnai Brith Canada and Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal “are shills for Israel”.

“Ms Shoufani was speaking passionately in support of the Palestinians’ right to defend themselves against an occupying power,” Levitan told MEE in an email.

“Under international law, those living under military occupation and a system of colonialism have the absolute right to resist. Ms Shoufani spoke as a defender of the rights of an occupied and besieged people to resist an obscenely violent and criminal military occupation over their lands.”

Meanwhile, Caroline de Kloet, a spokeswoman for the Toronto Police Service, told MEE on Thursday that a complaint was filed with police on 6 July about “comments made at a rally”.

De Kloet would not disclose which specific comments were subject to the complaint, or which and how many individuals were under investigation. She also would not disclose who filed the complaint.

“I can’t tell you who filed the report or what’s being looked into, or any of the specifics,” she said, “But right now there is a report on file and it’s being looked at.”

Shoufani could not immediately be reached for comment.

‘Put a chill’ on organizing

Recently, pro-Israel lobby groups in Canada have launched several campaigns targeting groups and individuals supporting Palestinian rights.

Bnai Brith Canada lauded a parliamentary motion passed earlier this year condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to hold Israel accountable under international law.

In March, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs accused Canadian law professor Michael Lynk of demonstrating a pro-Palestinian bias and of being involved in “anti-Israel advocacy”. Theaccusations came after Lynk was appointed as the new Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Pro-Israel groups have also urged Canada to maintain funding cuts on the United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.

They are also pressuring the Green Party of Canada to dismiss two motions, set to be debated at a party convention in August, that would strip the Jewish National Fund of its charitable status and endorse BDS.

“I know from past experience that Bnai Brith would be using every means possible to try to shut down the al-Quds rally,” said Ken Stone, treasurer of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War and another speaker at the al-Quds Day rally in Toronto this year.

Stone told MEE that Bnai Brith Canada has taken the comments made at the rally out of context and distorted them in an effort to shut down the annual event and silence Canadian supporters of Palestinian rights.

“What they’re trying to do is … put a chill on people like Nadia Shoufani,” he said.

“[And] put a chill on people who might be tempted to get up at an al-Quds rally and declare their support for the Palestinian cause.”

(Source / 16.07.2016)

Army Destroys Water Wells, Damages Property, In Hebron

14 JUL
10:50 AM

As the extensive Israeli military invasion into the southern West Bank district of Hebron continues to escalate, the soldiers destroyed, on Thursday morning, water wells, and the entrances of several Palestinian homes.

Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers destroyed several Palestinian water wells, detonated the entrances of eight apartments, in Hebron city, violently searched many residences and kidnapped at least one Palestinian.

Also in Hebron, the army invaded Farsh al-Hawa area, and the area around the al-Ahli Hospital, before storming a residential building, and violently searched several apartments. During the invasions, the soldiers detonated three Palestinian water wells.

The soldiers invaded two workshops in Hebron city, allegedly used for manufacturing weapons, and also stormed and ransacked many homes in the towns of Sa’ir and Bani Neim, east of Hebron, and placed concrete blocks, closing Hebron’s northern road.

(Source / 16.07.2016) 

Freedom For Saif al-Islam Gaddafi! Freedom For Libya!

In a convoluted political picture, one must see beyond simply “good guys” and “bad guys,” and instead understand that while there are indeed good guys and bad guys, some of the good guys are sometimes bad, while some of the bad guys are sometimes good.

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks to the media at a press conference in a hotel in Tripoli, Libya.

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks to the media at a press conference in a hotel in Tripoli, Libya

The news that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the assassinated leader of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from captivity is one of the most significant developments in Libya in some time. For while the Western corporate media would like people to believe that the Gaddafi name is dead and buried, the fact remains that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and the surviving members of the Gaddafi family, are seen as heroes by many in Libya. Moreover, Saif’s release has the potential to transform the political situation in the country.

Although details are few and far between, what we do know is that according to his lawyer at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Saif Gaddafi “was given his liberty on April 12, 2016.” Indeed official documents (which remain unverified) seem to support the assertion that Saif has, in fact, been released. Considering the statements from his attorneys that Saif is “well and safe and in Libya,” the political ramifications of this development should not be underestimated. Not only is Saif Gaddafi the second eldest and most prominent of Col. Gaddafi’s sons, he is also the one seen as the inheritor of his father’s legacy of independent peaceful development and the maintenance of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

This last point is of critical importance as his release is a clear signal to many Libyans that the resistance to the NATO-imposed chaos and war is alive and well. And while there have been isolated upsurges of pro-Gaddafi sentiments at various times in the last five years, they mostly remained underground. Perhaps it might soon be time for the resistance to once again become united as it moves to drive out the terrorists and opportunists who have torn the jewel of Africa apart these last five years.

Libya: Chaos Reigns Thanks to NATO

In order to answer the question of what Saif Gaddafi’s return to political life would mean for Libya, one has to first understand the nature of the Libyan state (if one can even call it that) today. Libya has become a fractured nation made up of at least two governments – one aligned with Al Qaeda in Tripoli, the other moderate, non-Islamist government based in Tobruk – with the vast majority of the tribes having at least some ties with the Tobruk government, and its sometimes backers in Egypt. Indeed, it is the tribes who in many ways dominate political life as much of Libyan society has fallen back on tribal affiliations and loyalties in the wake of the destruction of Gaddafi’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya government.

With disunity having been created by the NATO war on Libya, and the introduction of longtime CIA asset General Khalifa Haftar into a political equation already exhaustingly complex with myriad factions and shifting loyalties, it becomes rather difficult to know exactly where each group and alliance stands. As if to complicate the matter further, Saif has been held since 2011 by the militias centered in the city of Zintan; the Zintanis were no friends of Gaddafi, but have steadfastly refused to cooperate with the Al Qaeda-Muslim Brotherhood allied factions dominating Tripoli as part of the so-called “Libya Dawn” coalition.

Of course, one cannot forget about Abdelhakim Belhadj and the fighters of his Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) which played a key role in the NATO-backed overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. Belhadj, the darling of western intelligence and political elites like John McCain and Lindsey Graham (who posed for pictures with the infamous Al Qaeda terrorist), had been accused of being involved in training ISIS operatives in Eastern Libya, though sources in Libya have denied the claim, instead maintaining that Belhadj remains holed up in the Tripoli airport, commanding his fighters in alliance with his longtime Al Qaeda comrades.

All of this is to say that the political map of Libya is like broken glass, fractured into dozens of pieces strewn about by the destruction of the once peaceful and prosperous nation. But in the midst of all the chaos, there have been moments of hope, moments when it seemed a pushback from the people of Libya might soon come.

One key element of the political situation in Libya that is often ignored is the role of Egypt’s President Sisi. While Sisi has a dubious human rights record of his own, in the Libyan context his government has seeminglyprovided air support to the Tobruk government and its allied tribal groups fighting against ISIS/Daesh terrorists, and potentially also against Al Qaeda-affiliated groups. Sources inside Libya have conveyed that, contrary to rumors on social media, Egyptian forces have been closely collaborating with some key Libyan factions, including representatives of the tribes whose loyalty remains with the Gaddafis.

In this convoluted political picture, one must see beyond simply “good guys” and “bad guys,” and instead understand that while there are indeed good guys and bad guys, some of the good guys are sometimes bad, while some of the bad guys are sometimes good. Got it? Good.

The Leader Libya Needs, the Leader It Deserves

It is against this dizzying political backdrop that one must examine the significance of a potential return for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Saif remains a hero to many Libyans who see in him the inheritor of the independent spirit of his father, a man whose education and erudition, and most importantly wartime experience, make him a natural leader.

It should be remembered that Saif was the main advocate of the rapprochement between Libya and the West in the early 2000s, spearheading the campaign for Libya’s disarmament of its nuclear and long-range ballistic missiles program. However, by 2011 and the US-NATO illegal war on Libya, Saif had changed his tune, regretting terribly his having taken western leaders at their word. In a now infamous interview with RTconducted in the midst of the NATO war, Saif stated:

“Many countries, Iran and North Korea are among them, told us it was our mistake to give up, to have stopped developing long-range missiles and to become friendly with the West. Our example means one should never trust the West and should always be on alert – for them it is fine to change their mind overnight and start bombing Libya…One of our biggest mistakes was that we delayed buying new weapons, especially from Russia, and delayed building a strong army. We thought Europeans were our friends; our mistake was to be tolerant with our enemies.”

One could sense the penitence in Saif’s voice, a man who acknowledged his own responsibility in weakening his country and opening it to foreign invasion. But Saif’s contrition, almost a plea for forgiveness from his people, was also seen by many Libyans as the mark of his true character, a man who forthrightly accepted responsibility while simultaneously standing defiant against the most powerful military alliance in the world, and its terrorist proxies overrunning his country. Indeed, for many, this was the moment – along with hisappearance at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli before a crowd of stunned reporters and Libyans – when Saif ceased to be simply the favored son, and instead became a bona fide leader.

And today, nearly five years later, Saif remains the chosen son of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya – a man who has endured five years of confinement at the hands of his one-time enemies, who has remained defiant of the US and of its puppet institutions such as the International Criminal Court. His is the man who for so many represents the promise of a better future by symbolizing a better past.

And this is why factions inside Libya, and their backers in the US and Europe, are terrified of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi; they understand perfectly what he represents. They know that Saif commands the loyalty and respect of the majority of Libyans, far more than any other single faction. They know that Saif is backed by the most influential tribes in the country, as well as what remains of the Green Resistance which has emerged at key moments in the last few years, including the brief takeover of a critical air base in the southern city of Sabha in January 2014. They know that Saif is the only individual leader left in Libya who can unite the disparate political formations into a single force prepared to finally defeat the jihadist elements backed by the US-NATO.

But the fear of Saif runs even deeper than just the theoretical leadership that he represents. Rather, the powers that be fear the political force he already is. When Saif’s death sentence was handed down by a kangaroo court in Tripoli, supporters of Gaddafi and the Jamhiriya took to the streets in Benghazi, Sirte, Bani Walid, and a number of other cities across the country, despite ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists in control of much of those cities. At the risk of their own lives, these Libyans carried portraits of the assassinated Col. Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, chanting their names and calling for a restoration of the socialist government. Consider the devotion necessary for followers to risk life and limb in a show of political support. Now imagine what would happen with Saif free.

Sources in Libya, and among those who have fled to neighboring countries, as well as Europe, have noted that elements of the former Gaddafi government have been working closely with the Sisi government in Egypt. While it is difficult to confirm independently, such a move is entirely plausible considering the common jihadi enemy both face in Libya which shares a long, porous border with Egypt. Assuming that the collaboration is true, it presents yet another reason why the US and its proxies, to say nothing of the terror groups inside Libya, would greatly fear Saif’s freedom. With the backing of an assertive Egypt, the all-important tribal councils, and elements of the disparate factions on the ground, Saif would instantly become the single most powerful man in Libya.

And for those in the West, it is incumbent on everyone to vigorously and publicly defend Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and to redouble efforts to back him. Saif represents a chance for Libya to be rebuilt, for the country to be pulled from the morass of chaos manufactured by the US and its NATO partners. Saif is the hope of the Libyan people who have suffered unspeakable horrors these last five years. Even those who have no love lost for Gaddafi understand the importance of reconstituting a single, united Libya under a single, united government. Only Saif al-Islam Gaddafi can do that now. And that’s why freedom for Saif might one day mean freedom for Libya.

(Source / 16.07.2016)

Palestinian father accuses Israeli jailers of abusing his son Abu Daheer

NABLUS, (PIC)– Palestinian professor Farid Abu Daheer, a lecturer at al-Najah University, has accused the Israeli security authorities of abusing and maltreating his son, Baraa, in Israeli jails. This came in a lengthy letter Abu Daheer wrote to human rights groups and media outlets, in which he highlighted the suffering of his son in detention and the injustice being inflicted on him. He explained that the Israeli security authorities arrested Baraa, who was born in 1990 in Britain, on Allenby Brigade after he came back from Jordan on May 30, 2016 following his stay in Turkey for about one month where he was looking for a job. According to his letter, Baraa is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in computer science and has made recently efforts to join a master’s degree program in the field of three-dimensional animation. His son suffers from a delicate medical condition that resulted from a fall incident when he was two years old in 1992. Since then he has been suffering from concentration problems and dealing with matters happening to him very simply. Since his arrest, the father says, Baraa has been exposed to intensive psychological pressure and long hours of interrogation by Israeli officers, who made him confess to doing things he had not committed. He was recently rushed to hospital after he tried to physically harm himself because of the size of torment he encountered during his detention at the hands of Israeli interrogators. The father affirmed that he is son is innocent of all the accusations leveled against him, appealing in his letter to human rights groups, the media and all concerned parties and competent authorities to intervene to end the suffering of his son and have him released.

(Source / 16.07.2016)

IOF arrests 35 peaceful activists in al-Khalil

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested Friday 35 Palestinian peaceful activists  as they were cleaning an area located in the neighborhood of Tel Rumeida in the southern West Bank district of al-Khalil in order to establish a cultural cinema, according to Youth Against Settlements Group. Mohamed Azghir, an activist in the group, affirmed that large numbers of Israeli forces surrounded Palestinian activists before taking them to the nearby military camps. According to the group, the activists were cleaning inside an abandoned Palestinian factory in preparation for opening a cinema in the area when several Israeli settlers began verbally harassing the activists and throwing stones and tomatoes at them. “The cultural cinema project was planned to provide much-needed cultural infrastructure to the Palestinian communities in al-Khalil, while showcasing ways in which nonviolent resistance can work to end the nearly 50-year Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.”   Earlier in the day, Israeli forces stormed the headquarters of Steadfastness and Challenge Center and Youth Against Settlements Group in Tel Rumeida. The area of Tel Rumeida has long been a flashpoint of tension between Palestinians and Israeli settlers and military, as it is located near an illegal Israeli settlement.

(Source / 16.07.2016)

Syrian Coalition Congratulates Turkish People on Defending Democracy

The Syrian Coalition congratulated the Turkish people on their success in defending the democratic institutions of Turkey in the face of “desperate attempts to hijack the will of the people.”

In a statement released earlier on Saturday, the Coalition said: “The Turkish people, who have long realized the values of freedom and democracy and who have reaped the fruits of these values, will not allow a group of coup plotters to hijack their will and restore military rule in Turkey. They will not allow them to take Turkey back to times when the Turkish people were robbed of their freedom.”

“In the past few hours, the Turkish people have shown how much they value democracy as they did throughout the ten past years. They courageously defended their freedom and proved that Turkey, its government and its political parties are able to safeguard democracy,” the Coalition added.

The Coalition’s statement went on: “We at the Syrian Coalition, as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people, congratulate our Turkish brothers and sisters for courageously thwarting the coup. We also salute the choices of the Turkish people which produced leaders who have made outstanding achievements worthy of all respect and appreciation.”

The Coalition also said that “the Syrian people are looking forward to the day when they can exercise democracy and defend it; to live in a state of freedom, justice and equality for all.”

(Source: Syrian Coalition / 16.07.2016)

Pakistani Elite Forces will Protect Holy Sites in Makkah and Medina

Pakistani Elite Forces will Protect Holy Sites in Makkah and Medina

According to sources General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan extended full support to the Saudi Arabia after the terrorist attacks near holy masjid in Medina. The Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman had detailed conversations on the issues of terrorism and counter terrorism. The Pakistani Army Chief Ordered the officers of counter terrorism department to assist their brother in Saudi Arabia. He also ordered an elite Pakistani special forces unit to be deployed and deal with the terrorists with iron hands.

Senior analyst Dr Shahid Qureshi said: People of Pakistan are very emotional when it comes to their love for Saudi Arabia and will be standing by their brothers in all weathers. They are fully aware of the threats from Iran, India and Israel alliance. Few years ago some elite members of Indian ruling party BJP’s militant wing RSS visited Israel where they were told that: ‘Kabba in Makkah was actually house of over 360 gods which Prophet Mohammad destroyed in the 7thcentury’.

tomb of abu lulu feroz

Tomb of Abu Lulu Feroz inscribed on the Gate as The Bravest – ( He was the first Persian terrorist attacker on Masjid and killer of 2nd Caliph of Islam)

On the other hand, Iranian are working on their own Agenda filled with historical biases which pre dates arrival of Islam as well as conquering of Iran by the Arabs. The fact that they have reportedly given the position of a Saint to Abu Lulu Feroz who murdered Umar ibn Khatab 2ndCaliph of Islam in Masjid and become first ever terrorist attacker in Masjid speaks for itself.

Abu Lulu Feroz wall

Translation of wall text: Praises, Peace Salam on Abu Lulu Feroz – ( He was the first Persian terrorist attacker on Masjid and killer of 2nd Caliph of Islam)

Dr Shahid Qureshi said: I have said on Iranian media (Press TV) that there is a need to re write the new academic narrative of Muslim history by academics and not by Mullahs. The strategy of ‘Splitting’ must stop in which they will praise one member of the family and abuse as well as criticize the rest of the friends and family circle.

If a ‘man is known by his company’ and one abuses all his friends and family members, the logical conclusion is that the actual target is Number One and in this case is Prophet Mohammed head of all the Islamic Family. If one criticizes a man’s wife and friends in actual fact you are criticizing the man because both are his choices?

In this context strict laws must be implemented to remove all abusive and hate materials from books or multimedia.  No one should be allowed to incite violence and hate speech irrelevant of race of religion in the name of freedom speech. This is a psychological war against Islam and must be countered.

(Source / 16.07.2016)

10 million shekels, the cost of Judaizing the New Gate of O. Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli media sources revealed that Israeli authorities have started a Judaization project of the New Gate area in the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem. Kol Ha’ir Israeli weekly newspaper stated that the so called Jerusalem Development Authority, Jerusalem Municipality, ministries of Jerusalem and Tourism along with the Water Authority will cooperate for what they call developing the New Gate in the Old City.  The project is expected to start within the coming weeks and to be finished by early 2017. The cost of the project is estimated at 10 million shekels, the newspaper pointed out.  The project aims at turning the area into an active touristic and commercial zone whereas water, sewage and electricity networks will be repaired.  The tiles of the New Gate’s Street, as well, are going to be renovated and special pathways for the disabled will be established along with other services within a plan which aims at enhancing facilities for the interest of Israeli usage in the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 16.07.2016)