|Friends of Humanity Newsletter|
As voters in Iraq finish a day of polling in a relatively calm day, tensions in the Middle East keep rising in other parts.
After remarks from Iranâ€™s Ahmadinejad regarding Israel created an upheaval in the global community, now the head of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has entered the scene with some similar remarks.
Ahmadinejad also hosted the Hamas leader in Tehran a few days ago when both sides made remarks about the US and Israel.
Moral support from the state sponsor of terrorism (read Iran) has created the right atmosphere for subdued fundamentalists from across the Middle East to step up their activities and media presence.
The peace process is one of the most sensitive issues that fundamentalists can target in the Middle East in order to create instability.
All these facts should ring the bell for the international community that something dangerous is cooking there in the Middle East.
Mehdi Akef says he expects demise of Israel soon, its peace deal with Egypt should be put to referendum.
MIDDLE EAST ONLINE
CAIRO – Israel is a “cancer” in the Middle East and its peace deal with Egypt should be submitted to a referendum, the leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brothers said in an interview published Thursday.
“I declared that we will not recognize Israel which is an alien entity in the region. And we expect the demise of this cancer soon…,” Mohammed Mehdi Akef told the state-owned English language Ahram Weekly.
Egypt signed a peace agreement with Israel in 1979, becoming the first Arab country to establish diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.
TEHRAN,(Reuters) – Palestinian militant group Hamas will step up its attacks on Israeli targets if the Jewish state attacks its key ally in the region, Iran, Hamas chief-in-exile Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday.
“If Israel attacks Iran then Hamas will widen and increase its confrontation of Israelis inside Palestine,” Meshaal told reporters in Tehran, where he has held three days of talks with top political and security officials.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Washington Post Foreign Service
BAGHDAD, Dec. 13 — U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday described torture cases discovered in Iraqi police prisons as both extensive and severe, saying more than 120 abused detainees had been found in the two centers run by the Shiite- led government that have been inspected so far.
Khalilzad rejected Interior Ministry officials’ suggestion that any mistreatment of prisoners had been mild, saying the abuse found was “far worse than slapping around.”
Stopfundamentalism.com Wednesday, 14 December 2005
Supporters of Friends Of Humanity joined a rally in Dallas on Saturday to protest against mullahsâ€™ meddling in Iraq’s internal affairs.
They condemned clerical regimeâ€™s plans to influence elections in Iraq as part of its attempt to establish another Islamic fundamentalist regime in that country.
Demonstrators also called upon Iraqi government to investigate the Iranian regime’s involvement in prison abuse in Iraqi’s interior ministry prisons.