Stop Fundamentalism, 20 August 2011 – During an exhibition to show Ayatollahs capabilities in cyber warfare in Tehran, an Iranian internet official told reporters that, “Social networks such as Google Plus pose extreme danger for Iranian internet surfers.”
He said that such social tools are play grounds for enemies and asked Iranian’s active in social space not to enter these networks.
Stop Fundamentalism, 20 August 2011 - Demonstrations continue across Syria in Damascus and other cities. 19 protestors were killed Friday when their rally was met by security forces’ machinegun fire. News agencies report that besides those killed, over 300 demonstrators were arrested.
Dissidents announced yesterday that there is growing opposition among the ranks of the Syrian military in Hama and a number of officers confronted Bashar Assad’s plainclothes agents. The officers announced that they have organized groups to protect demonstrators and people.
Stop Fundamentalism, 16 August 2011 - Agencies reported on Monday that a two year old girl was among 31 killed in the city of Latakia when Syrian army engaged civilian anti-government protests. She was one of three children who lost their lives in Monday clashes.
Reports also indicate that 42 were also killed on Sunday in Syria by the army in Latakia. Despite heavy and bloody crackdown people took to the streets on Sunday night to demonstrate.
Stop Fundamentalism, 18 August 2011 – Wednesday 9 people were killed by the military forces of Syrian President Assad in the city of Hama.
Some of those killed, died near a mosque where a number of demonstrators were chanting and calling for overthrow of Assad, after the afternoon prayer and in time for Eftar (time of breaking fast during the month of Ramadan).
Syrian demonstrators condemned the killing of Palestinian refugees in a camp by Latakia and chanted in their support.
From Weblogs of Huffington Post
In his speech last month about the seismic shifts unfolding in the Middle East, President Obama referred to the "shouts of human dignity... being heard across the region" and said, "The question before us is what role America will play as this story unfolds."
The ousting of several dictators in recent months, the latest being Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen, and calls for democracy echoing across the region, are clear signals that change is inevitable. That is partly why the president stressed, "There must be no doubt that the United States of America welcomes change that advances self-determination and opportunity."
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