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November 29 2005

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Fifth Issue November 29 2005
In this issue

  • Egypt Elections May Worry West
  • Saudi king says Iraq war benefited Iran
  • Suicide bombers kill eight in Bangladesh
  • Missing In Iraq

  • The real solution to terrorism and chaos in Muslim nations is to support democratic changes. Unfortunately, decades of oppression, leaves these counties deprived of having any real organized democratic movement to replace current governments.
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    The only organized alternative to the ruling parties are usually mosques which are controlled by fundamentalists.

    As a result any attempt to democratize, will help the fundamentalists gain control because people simply vote for the neighborhood Mullah. Iraqi elections and also the recent Egyptian parliamentary elections which resulted in victory of fundamentalists are just two examples.

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    Egypt Elections May Worry West

    CAIRO, Egypt Nov 27, 2005 — For months, the Bush administration has said it is serious about pushing for democracy in the Middle East. It’s about to get a serious test of that resolve.

    Egypt, the world’s most populous Arab country, is suddenly roiling with a wide-open, combative election that seems certain to end with the country’s main Islamic group, the banned Muslim Brotherhood, as a big winner.

    Saudi king says Iraq war benefited Iran

    London, Nov. 28 – King Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz Al Saud told a London-based Arabic daily that the United States-led war on Iraq benefited Iran’s clerical rulers.

    “The result of the war in Iraq has been to the benefit of the Iranian regime”, the Saudi King told the daily al-Hayat.

    King Abdullah told the paper that Tehran had sent Riyadh several messages, explaining that Iran and Syria were under great international pressure and were heading for crises.

    Suicide bombers kill eight in Bangladesh

    Chittagong, Bangladesh
    29 November 2005 10:52

    Eight people were killed and 23 badly hurt on Tuesday in two suicide bombings in Bangladesh that police blamed on Islamic extremists, the latest in a string of attacks in the Muslim-majority nation.

    Police accused the hard-line group Jamayetul Mujahideen, which wants to introduce strict Islamic law in Bangladesh, of staging the attacks targeting the nation’s legal system.

    Missing In Iraq

    Baghdad – A German woman has been kidnapped in Iraq in the latest strike against foreigners in the war- torn country.

    The woman, said to be an archaeologist in her 40s who had worked in Iraq for some time and who speaks Arabic, was seized a day before an American, two Canadians and a Briton were also taken hostage in Baghdad.

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    Iran rejects proposal aimed at breaking nuclear deadlock

    ImageTehran, Iran, Nov. 28 – Iran rejected late Monday European requests that it move parts of its nuclear enrichment program out of the country and allow enrichment of uranium to be carried out in Russia.
    The EU-3 – France, Germany, and the United Kingdom – which suspect that Tehran’s nuclear program is for military purposes and are negotiating with Iran to reach a solution, had suggested that the Islamic Republic carry out uranium enrichment – the precursor for the development of an atomic bomb – in Russia to alleviate international fears that it was developing a nuclear weapon.

    Suicide Car Bomber Kills 30 in Iraq

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    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 24, 2005
    (AP) A suicide bomber blew up his car outside a hospital south of Baghdad on Thursday while U.S. troops handed out candy and food to children, killing 30 people and wounding about 40, including four Americans.

    November 25 2005

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    Fourth Issue November 25 2005
    In this issue

  • Vienna: against nukes
  • World opposes Iran making nuclear fuel: EU draft
  • EU: Iran papers solely for making Nukes
  • Suicide Car Bomber Kills 30 in Iraq

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    We have received many letters of encouragement from our readers and friends. I would like to thank you all and we will be answering all your emails as soon as possible.

    Things are rapidly unfolding about Iran’s nuclear standoff. As the IAEA board was meeting in Vienna, November 24th, thousands of demonstrators gathered outside to call for the referral of Iran to the UN Security Council.

    Media reports convey that US intelligence agencies are quite convinced that Iran is working to build nuclear weapons in secret based on a confidential report produced last week by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and on information from a former Iranian opposition figure.

    Iraqi insurgency continues as US troops spend their second thanksgiving holiday in Iraq. A car bomb explodes killing 30 and wounding 40 including 4 American soldiers who reportedly were handing our candies and food.

    Vienna: against nukes

    Vienna, Nov. 24 – Several thousand Iranian exiles braved the winter snow and rallied on Thursday outside the headquarters of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog in Vienna to call for the immediate referral of Tehran’s suspected atomic weapons file to the Security Council to face economic sanctions and a comprehensive oil embargo.

    World opposes Iran making nuclear fuel: EU draft

    VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s governing board has reached a "broad consensus" that Iran should not be allowed to pursue nuclear enrichment, which would enable it to develop atom bombs, an EU diplomat said on Thursday.

    EU: Iran papers solely for making Nukes

    By GEORGE JAHN (Associated Press Writer)
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) – The European Union is accusing Iran of possessing documents used solely for the production of nuclear arms and is warning of possible referral to the U.N. Security Council, according to a statement made available to The Associated Press on Thursday.

    Suicide Car Bomber Kills 30 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 24, 2005
    (AP) A suicide bomber blew up his car outside a hospital south of Baghdad on Thursday while U.S. troops handed out candy and food to children, killing 30 people and wounding about 40, including four Americans.

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    Friends of Humanity co-sponsors Copenhagen rally

    On Friday 18th.Nov.2005 a protest rally was organized in front of the Danish foreign ministry. The supporters of “FOH” and other participants voiced their protest in condemning the brutal and savage tyranny of the Mullahs regime in Iran.

    A delegation representing the demonstrators handed a resolution to Mr. Pierre Sting Muller, the Danish foreign Minister, asking for immediate action against the conspiracies of the Iranian regime, in particular their sponsoring of kidnappings in Iraq.

    November 24 2005

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    Third Issue November 24 2005
    In this issue

  • Iraqi jails, Iranian supervision
  • FOH invites you to join the Protest in Vienna

  • Signing the petition on our website, one of our friends writes:

    “I understand that other countries have different ideas about justice and different cultures follow different views, but cruel and inhuman punishment is wrong no matter what planet you live on or whose rules you follow!”

    True. Human values and basic rights are common sense, no matter where you are.

    Dictators and rogue governments try to use cultural differences to justify their wrong doings. The world community should not fall into this trap.

    Those who use culture, religion and particularly God as an excuse for their actions against humanity, know nothing about those subjects.

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    Iraqi jails, Iranian supervision

    Iraqi Interior Ministry runs six secret jails under Iranian supervision, a regional television network, Al- Arabia, reported Saturday.

    Montazer Sameraee, former high ranking officer of Iraqi special forces in the interior ministry told Al- Arabia that interior ministry has a secret force.

    These forces have arrested many people in different parts of the country and transferred them to the ministry. The families unable to find their loved ones in any detention facility would receive information about their body being found in streets.

    “All arrests are done without any court orders”, Sameraee adds.

    The interrogator in the ministry is a man named Ahmad Salman. He is an Iranian and a captain of Iranian information ministry.

    FOH invites you to join the Protest in Vienna

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s board of governors meets on Thursday to debate possible action over Iran’s nuclear programme, which has raised Western concern that Tehran may be seeking atomic weapons.

    Please join us in a rally
    To refer Iran regime’s nuke file to the Security Council now

    Nov 24, 2005, 10AM- 14PM
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    Wagramer strasse 5
    A-1220 Vienna
    Austria

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    EU registers concerns about rights violations in Iran

    ImageTehran, Iran, Nov. 24 – The European Union criticised on Wednesday violations of freedom of speech in Iran and called on Tehran to adhere to its international obligations and commitments to human rights.

    The British Embassy in Tehran, in its role as the European Union (EU) Presidency, in a statement said that the Islamic Republic had violated “rights of freedom of expression and freedom of association”.

    EU: Iran papers solely for making nuclear arms

    ImageBy GEORGE JAHN

    Associated Press Writer

    VIENNA, Austria (AP) – The European Union is accusing Iran of possessing documents used solely for the production of nuclear arms and is warning of possible referral to the U.N. Security Council, according to a statement made available to The Associated Press on Thursday.

    World opposes Iran making nuclear fuel: EU draft

    ImageVIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s governing board has reached a "broad consensus" that Iran should not be allowed to pursue nuclear enrichment, which would enable it to develop atom bombs, an EU diplomat said on Thursday.

    A draft statement outlining this position was submitted by the European Union’s three biggest powers — France, Britain and Germany — to the chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) board as it began a 2-day meeting.

    November 23 2005

     

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    Second Issue November 23 2005
    In this issue

  • Iran speeds up work on Natanz nuclear site
  • FOH invites you to join the Protest in Vienna

  • As it was explained in our first issue, at FOH, we are trying to inform our readers about an ever growing threat called: “Fundamentalism.”

    Fundamentalism in Middle East brings poverty and oppression for the people of that region and to the whole world brings “terrorism.”

    War will not solve this problem, as you may see, but freedom and democracy will. It will bring knowledge and information to people so they may move away from backward ideologies that nourish on blood of innocent.

    Please do send us your comments to [email protected]

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    Iran speeds up work on Natanz nuclear site

    We have been informed by “Iran Focus” through an exclusive report that a secret construction work is going on right now in Iran’s massive nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, central Iran. The construction includes more than a dozen new buildings being built, Iran focus reports.

    Iran Focus reports that it received the information from an Iranian engineer whose identity is being withheld as he lives in Iran. He provided Iran Focus with an account of 17 silos and bunkers being built in continuous shifts. The silos are all 24 meters high and have various-shaped entrances.

    Thirty construction contractors are carrying out the project. Workers are working 24 hours a day in several shifts.

    The source said that security at the site had been boosted to an unprecedented level following the recent visit by hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Mobile telephone contacts are banned for those working on the site. Workers are living in complete isolation from the outside world for the duration of the contract. They are only permitted to contact their families once in a while to let them know that they are well. Every worker has been asked to sign a pledge to remain on site until work has been completed.

    The source claimed that the buildings were being constructed to house new components and sensitive technology required for carrying out uranium enrichment at the site.

    Tehran has currently suspended uranium enrichment as negotiations with Europe’s Britain, France, and Germany continue over what the West suspects is a nuclear weapons program.

    FOH invites you to join the Protest in Vienna

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s board of governors meets on Thursday to debate possible action over Iran’s nuclear programme, which has raised Western concern that Tehran may be seeking atomic weapons.

    Please join us in a rally
    To refer Iran regime’s nuke file to the Security Council now

    Nov 24, 2005, 10AM- 14PM
    International Atomic Energy
    Wagramer strasse 5
    A-1220 Vienna
    Austria

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