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Iran hails “The creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world” in Iraq

Iran hails “The creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world” in Iraqstopfundamentalism.com
25 December 2005
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 23 – The editorial of Iran’s leading hard-line daily hailed the outcome of Iraq’s parliamentary elections as “the creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world”, and warned against “American plots” to prevent the formation of the new Iraqi government by Iranian-backed Shiite groups.

“Of the 275 seats in Iraq’s new parliament, 140 will belong to pious Islamists, 60 will be occupied by Kurds with excellent ties with Iran, and 40 will belong to Sunni Arabs, most of whom want a sovereign, Islamist state”, the daily Kayhan’s Saturday editorial noted. “The new government – including the President, the Prime Minister, the cabinet, the armed forces and the judiciary – will emerge from this new assembly”.

Iran rejects Russian nuclear offer

Iran rejects Russian nuclear offer25/12/2005

(AFP) – Iran rejected an offer from Russia for the Islamic republic to conduct uranium enrichment activities on its soil, foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said.

"We have still not received the concrete offer, but it is clear that we will accept positively the propositions and the plans that recognize the right of the Islamic republic to carry out enrichment on its own soil," he told reporters Sunday.

Iraqi official Jabr relieved of duties

Iraqi official Jabr relieved of dutiesBy Paul Martin
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
December 23, 2005
Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr, overseer of two detention centers raided by U.S. troops in the past two months, has been relieved of his duties, according to a former Iraqi special forces commander at the ministry.

The interior minister is being investigated in connection with abuse of prisoners, torture and killings carried out by his officers, Gen. Muntazar Jasim al-Samarrai, the former special forces chief, told The Washington Times in a telephone interview from Amman, Jordan.

Sunnis in Iraq demonstrate against elections

Sunnis in Iraq demonstrate against elections23 December 2005
Khlaleej Times Online

BAGHDAD – Thousands of Sunni Arabs demonstrated after on Friday prayers in and around the Iraqi capital, calling for the cancellation of the results of the December 15 elections and a holding new contests.

The demonstrations were called by the National Concord Front, the main Sunni electoral alliance made up of three major parties, and took place in the Yarmouk neighborhood in western Baghdad and the town of Sammara just north of the capital, AFP correspondents said.

Many Sunni Muslims diverting anger from Israel to Iran

Many Sunni Muslims diverting anger from Israel to IranBY NANCY A. YOUSSEF
Knight Ridder Newspapers

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Since results from Iraq’s national assembly election trickled out this week showing that Shiite Muslims _many backed by neighboring Iran – would dominate the new parliament, Sunni Muslims have begun to ask: Is Israel really Iraq’s enemy, or is it neighboring Iran?

Sunnis are often not comfortable talking openly about Israel, especially in a region where most Arabs won’t refer to it by name and blame Israel for the conflict with the Palestinians. But privately many said Israel has not done anything lately to harm them; Iran has.

Brussels: Iranians in exile demand Iran’s nuclear file be referred to the UNSC

Brussels: Iranians in exile demand Iran’s nuclear file be referred to the UNSCstopfundamentalism.com
23 December 2005
On Tuesday at the same time when talks between the EU-3 (Britain, France and Germany) and Iran was taking place in Switzerland regarding Iran’s nuclear program, hundreds of Iranian exiles and Belgians braved the winter’s cold and rallied outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels to call for the immediate referral of Tehran’s atomic weapons file to the UN Security Council.

December 23 2005

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Friends of Humanity Newsletter )
Issue 23 December 23 2005
In this issue

  • Iraqi official Jabr relieved of duties
  • Sunnis in Iraq demonstrate against elections
  • Many Sunni Muslims diverting anger from Israel to Iran
  • Brotherhood chief calls Holocaust a myth
  • Brussels: Iranians in exile demand Iran’s nuclear file be referred to the UNSC
  • Many Iraqis took to the streets calling for cancellation of the polls and asking for a new election today.

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    During demonstrations thousands called on Iran to “stand aside so that Iraq could be free” referring to Iran’s immeasurable meddling in the county’s recent elections.

    Well, as holiday season is here we would like to wish Iraq all the freedom and peace in the world and also for all of our readers and friends. Please remember people of Iraq and Middle East on your Christmas prayers.

    May peace prevail on earth.
    God bless you all and
    Merry Christmas

    Editor

    Iraqi official Jabr relieved of duties

    The Washingtom Times, By Paul Martin

    December 23, 2005

    Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr, overseer of two detention centers raided by U.S. troops in the past two months, has been relieved of his duties, according to a former Iraqi special forces commander at the ministry.

    The interior minister is being investigated in connection with abuse of prisoners, torture and killings carried out by his officers, Gen. Muntazar Jasim al-Samarrai, the former special forces chief, told The Washington Times in a telephone interview from Amman, Jordan.

    Sunnis in Iraq demonstrate against elections

    Khlaleej Times Online, 23 December 2005

    BAGHDAD – Thousands of Sunni Arabs demonstrated after on Friday prayers in and around the Iraqi capital, calling for the cancellation of the results of the December 15 elections and a holding new contests.

    The demonstrations were called by the National Concord Front, the main Sunni electoral alliance made up of three major parties, and took place in the Yarmouk neighborhood in western Baghdad and the town of Sammara just north of the capital, AFP correspondents said.

    Many Sunni Muslims diverting anger from Israel to Iran

    BY NANCY A. YOUSSEF, Knight Ridder Newspapers

    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Since results from Iraq’s national assembly election trickled out this week showing that Shiite Muslims _many backed by neighboring Iran – would dominate the new parliament, Sunni Muslims have begun to ask: Is Israel really Iraq’s enemy, or is it neighboring Iran?

    Sunnis are often not comfortable talking openly about Israel, especially in a region where most Arabs won’t refer to it by name and blame Israel for the conflict with the Palestinians. But privately many said Israel has not done anything lately to harm them; Iran has.

    Brotherhood chief calls Holocaust a myth

    Aljazeera.net

    The head of the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force in Egypt’s parliament, has echoed Iran’s president in describing the Holocaust as a myth.

    The head of the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force in Egypt’s parliament, has echoed Iran’s president in describing the Holocaust as a myth.

    “Western democracy has attacked everyone who does not share the vision of the sons of Zion as far as the myth of the Holocaust is concerned,” Mohamed Akef said in a statement on Thursday.

    Brussels: Iranians in exile demand Iran’s nuclear file be referred to the UNSC

    stopfundamentalism.com, 23 December 2005

    On Tuesday at the same time when talks between the EU-3 (Britain, France and Germany) and Iran was taking place in Switzerland regarding Iran’s nuclear program, hundreds of Iranian exiles and Belgians braved the winter’s cold and rallied outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels to call for the immediate referral of Tehran’s atomic weapons file to the UN Security Council.

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    Brotherhood chief calls Holocaust a myth

    The head of the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force in Egypt’s parliament, has echoed Iran’s president in describing the Holocaust as a myth.

    Brotherhood chief calls Holocaust a mythAljazeera.net, Thursday 22 December 2005
    The head of the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force in Egypt’s parliament, has echoed Iran’s president in describing the Holocaust as a myth.
    "Western democracy has attacked everyone who does not share the vision of the sons of Zion as far as the myth of the Holocaust is concerned," Mohamed Akef said in a statement on Thursday.

    Iraqi opposition rejects election results

    35 Iraqi political groups demand international probe into alleged vote-rigging, threaten to boycott new parliament.

    Iraqi opposition rejects election resultsMiddle East Onlne, 22 December2005
    BAGHDAD – Thirty-five Iraqi political groups, including secular Shiites and Sunni Arabs, on Thursday rejected early results announced in the wake of last week’s general elections and called for a new poll.

    The groups, including the main Sunni Arab coalition, a secular Shiite bloc headed by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, and the National Congress headed by former minister Ahmed Chalabi, also demanded an international probe into alleged vote-rigging and threatened to boycott the new parliament.

    Friends of Humanity co-sponsored a seminar in Huston

    Stop Iran’s exporting fundamentalism and terrorism into Iraq
    Friends of Humanity co-sponsored a seminar in Huston stopfundamentalism.com, 22 December 2005

    FoH supported a seminar in Huston, Texas calling for a halt on exportation of terrorism and fundamentalism into Iraq by the Iranian regime.

    The speakers included, Mr. John Gibes representing Congressman Mr. Alan Green, Mrs. Mary Castle an economist and Mr. George Hernandez a Human Rights activist. Mrs. Sheila Jackson Lee also addressed the seminar in a written message.