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December 01 2005

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7th Issue December 01 2005
In this issue

  • First European female suicide bomber in Iraq
  • Pro-Iran list claims revered Shiite Imam supports candidate
  • Merkel urges Iran to comply with nuclear watchdog
  • Iran-Italy: Death order of an Iranian in Rome was signed by Khomeini
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    Today is the world AIDS day 2005. We are wearing the Red Ribbon as a sign of support for people living with HIV and a symbol of hope for the future.

    Speaking of hope for future, there is another world threatening disease called terrorism and fundamentalism which is growing daily not getting enough attention as it requires.

    Disturbing news in the headlines today was about a Belgian woman who after marrying a Moroccan and converting to Islam went on to Iraq to take part in a suicide operation which resulted in killing of 6 Iraqi nationals and herself.

    Terrorists are no longer limited to Middle East and are actively recruiting people even in Europe.

    To stop these criminals, war is not the answer. But we must take away their weapon which is a backward version of Islam and also all the instruments of power.

    Editor

    First European female suicide bomber in Iraq

    Belgian police raid homes, make arrests in probe of Iraq suicide bomber.

    Tracing the European cells

    BRUSSELS – Belgian police arrested 14 people in a series of raids Wednesday as part of a probe into a woman thought to be the first European female suicide bomber in Iraq, the authorities said.

    Pro-Iran list claims revered Shiite Imam supports candidate

    Tehran is doing all it can to influence Iraqis’ next parliamentary election. The ultimate goal is to estalish an Iranian style fundamentalist regime in Iraq.

    With the parliamentary elections in Iraq less than three weeks away, several Shiite groups have started to claim that the revered twelfth Imam in Shiite Islam has guided Iraqis to vote for their candidate, according to an Iraqi cleric from Najaf.

    Merkel urges Iran to comply with nuclear watchdog

    BERLIN, (AFP) – New German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged Iran to cooperate with the international community and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    "I can only warn Iran to comply with the international community and the IAEA," Merkel said in her first speech to parliament since becoming chancellor last week.

    Iran-Italy: Death order of an Iranian in Rome was signed by Khomeini

    According to reports by the Italian news agencies, the death sentence for Mohammad Hossein Naghdi, an Iranian dissident in Italy was signed by Khomeini.
    A document which was submitted to a murder trial court in Rome, indicated that the death decree for those who opposed the ruling fundamentalist in Iran was issued by Khomeini, founder of the fundamentalist regime ruling in Iran.

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    Rumsfeld says Iran, Syria are unhelpful in Iraq

    Rumsfeld Iran TerrorismLondon, Nov. 30 – United States Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld criticised on Tuesday Iran and Syria for remaining “unhelpful” in Iraq.
    “We know that Iran and Syria continue to be unhelpful. We know that we’re still taking casualties, as are coalition countries and the Iraqi security forces”, Rumsfeld told a join news briefing with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace.

    France warns Iran against nuclear intransigence

    nuclear iranLondon, Nov. 29 – French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin warned Iran’s clerical government on Tuesday to accept the latest European offer on its controversial nuclear program, or brace itself for a confrontation with the United Nations Security Council.
    In an interview with CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, de Villepin said, “We have made an offer [to Iran]. … If they don’t accept… then we will have to go to the Security Council”.

    Gulf states express concern over mullahs’ ambitions

    Shahab Missile, Nuclear weaponsRegional security issues and the role of NATO in enhancing security in the Gulf region was debated in a conference in Doha on Sunday, November 27.
    Reporting the event, the Kuwaiti news agency, KUNA, quoted Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as saying to the conferees that the issue of Iran and the Gulf was a current priority because it was directly linked to regional security.

    November 30 2005

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    6th Issue November 30 2005
    In this issue

  • France Warns Iran
  • Gulf states express concern over mullahs’ ambitions
  • Rumsfeld says Iran, Syria are unhelpful in Iraq
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    As Iran races forward with its nuclear development, western countries are still trying to find a way to bring this country back to the negotiating table.
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    Last week the Europeans backed off their only condition set forth for Iran in order to resume talks. It was the halt of activities in Isfihan USF nuclear plant and in return Iran was not referred to the Security Council by IAEA board of directors. Subsequently, the two sides agreed to talk about the so called “Russian Plan.”

    Now only two days after the IAEA meeting, Iran again refuses to cooperate. The old game continues.

    It is understood that Europe likes to continue trade with Iran. The troubling question is “at what price?”

    Editor

    France Warns Iran

    London, Nov. 29 – French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin warned Iran’s clerical government on Tuesday to accept the latest European offer on its controversial nuclear program, or brace itself for a confrontation with the United Nations Security Council.

    In an interview with CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, de Villepin said, “We have made an offer [to Iran]. If they don’t accept,then we will have to go to the Security Council”.

    Gulf states express concern over mullahs’ ambitions

    Regional security issues and the role of NATO in enhancing security in the Gulf region was debated in a conference in Doha on Sunday, November 27.

    Reporting the event, the Kuwaiti news agency, KUNA, quoted Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah, Secretary- General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as saying to the conferees that the issue of Iran and the Gulf was a current priority because it was directly linked to regional security.

    Rumsfeld says Iran, Syria are unhelpful in Iraq

    London, Nov. 30 – United States Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld criticised on Tuesday Iran and Syria for remaining “unhelpful” in Iraq.

    “We know that Iran and Syria continue to be unhelpful. We know that we’re still taking casualties, as are coalition countries and the Iraqi security forces”, Rumsfeld told a join news briefing with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace.

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    Missing In Iraq

    Iraq abductionBaghdad – 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.

    Suicide bombers kill eight in Bangladesh

    bangladesh bombChittagong, Bangladesh   AFP- 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.

    Saudi king says Iraq war benefited Iran

    Saudi King Abdullah bin-Abd-al-Aziz al SaudLondon, 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.

    Egypt Elections May Worry West

    Egypt Elections
    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.
    The country’s rulers, longtime American allies, are starting to show signs of panic: Police have barred voters from polls and shot tear gas and thugs have attacked Brotherhood supporters in recent days in an apparent effort to blunt the group’s growing momentum.

    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.

    Editor

    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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