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December 20 2005

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Issue 20 December 20 2005
In this issue

  • Iran uncompromising on eve of crucial nuclear talks
  • Iran Bars Western Music on State Media
  • IRAN: SWEDISH PARLIAMENT CUTS TIES WITH IRANIAN MAJLIS
  • Seminar on fundamentalism in Toronto
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    Developments in the past three years have shown that Iran’s fundamentalist dictatorship will do anything to prevent Iraq from having stability and democracy.

    Ahmadinejad’s calls for creation of an Islamic empire and also his remarks about Israel are not short term campaigns or propagandas but are real strategies and line of work for his government.

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    Iran’s expansionism policy exits for a reason. Mullahs correctly believe that if they do not expand their ideological and political grip beyond Iran boarders, they will not survive the changes currently taking place in the region.

    So they are eagerly perusing to acquire nuclear weapons, forge ballots in Iraq and suggest some countries move to Alaska to make way for their own evil intentions.

    Editor

    Iran uncompromising on eve of crucial nuclear talks

    Middle East Times, December 20, 2005

    TEHRAN — Iran has spelled out clearly that it will not back away from its bid to conduct sensitive nuclear fuel work, limiting the chance for a compromise at a key meeting on Wednesday with Britain, France and Germany.

    For Iran, conducting fuel cycle work and enriching uranium to make reactor fuel is a “right” afforded to all signatories of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    “Be certain that we will not back away one iota from our legitimate nuclear rights,” Iran’s hardline President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said last week.

    But the so-called EU-3, backed by the United States, argues that the Islamic republic cannot be trusted to carry out enrichment – a process that can be extended to make the explosive core of a nuclear bomb.

    Iran Bars Western Music on State Media

    Los Angeles Times

    TEHRAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has barred all Western music from state radio and TV stations, partially reviving a ban imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when popular music was outlawed as un-Islamic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    In recent years it had become common to hear hip- hop blaring from car radios in Tehran’s streets, and songs by Western pop stars such as Eric Clapton and the Eagles often accompanied Iranian broadcasts.

    IRAN: SWEDISH PARLIAMENT CUTS TIES WITH IRANIAN MAJLIS

    Tehran, 20 Dec. (AKI) – The Swedish parliament has announced that it will be cutting all ties with the Iranian parliament, which is known as the Majlis. The speaker of the Swedish parliament, Bjorn von Sydow, announced that although he is restricted by constitutional limitations to only act in matters of foreign policy,”it is not reasonable to continue to have relations and contact with the parliament of a country that asks for the cancellation of another country.”

    Sweden’s decision to cut all ties with Iran at parliamentary level follows a letter, sent by Rueven Reilin, president of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, in November, asking the parliaments of 80 countries to condemn the statements made by the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called for Israel to be “wiped off the map”.

    Seminar on fundamentalism in Toronto

    Stofundamentalsm.com, Tuesday, 20 December 2005

    December 18, 2005 – A seminar on issues of fundamentalism was held in Toronto, Canada calling for an end to mullah’s meddling in Iraq and it’s efforts to export fundamentalism.

    The event was sponsored by Friends of Humanity, Committee in Defense of Human Rights in Iran, the International Coalition of Women against Fundamentalism in Canada and other Human Rights organizations as well.

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    UN censures Iran’s human rights violations

    United Nations LogoLondon, Dec. 17 – The United Nations General Assembly adopted on Friday a resolution censuring widespread human rights violations in Iran.
    The Assembly expressed its serious concern over the continuing harassment, intimidation and persecution of human rights defenders, non-governmental organisations, political opponents, religious dissenters, journalists, and students through undue restrictions on freedoms of assembly, press and expression, arbitrary arrests, as well as the disqualification of large numbers of prospective candidates during the June 2005 presidential elections.

    Friends OF Humanity co-sponsors a rally in Sweden

    Friends OF Humanity co-sponsors a rally in SwedenStopfundamentalism.com
    Supporters of Friends OF Humanity  joint a rally in Gothenburg, Sweden to condemn Ahmadinejad’s recent terrorizing comments and clerical regime’s meddling in Iraq.

    Demonstrators were particularly concerned over the threats posed by the Iranian regime’s against Iraqi stability and. They also called on the Swedish government to take a firm stance against the Iranian regime’s violation of Human Rights, rights of women and to stop the state sponsored terrorism.

    The demonstrators also call for referral of the clerical regime’s nuclear file to the UN Security Council.

    Iraq group posts video of U.S. hostage’s ‘killing’

    Iraq group posts video of U.S. hostage's 'killing'19/12/2005
    DUBAI (Reuters) – An Iraqi militant group posted on the Internet on Monday a video it said showed the killing of a U.S. security consultant it had abducted earlier this month.

    The Islamic Army in Iraq said on December 8 it had killed the man, identified as Ronald Schulz, because the U.S. government had not fulfilled its demands, which included freeing all Iraqi prisoners and compensation for Iraqi families.

    December 19 2005

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    19th Issue December 19 2005
    In this issue

  • Iraq group posts video of U.S. hostage’s ‘killing’
  • Iran accused of aiding Islamist violence in Turkey
  • UN censures Iran’s human rights violations
  • Friends OF Humanity co-sponsors a rally in Sweden
  • As we have discussed in the past, giving in to fundamentalists encourages them to demand more.

    For instance, Ahmadinejad’s intimidating words, challenging regional and global peace, are direct results of two decades of appeasement policy towards this regime by the west.

    Europeans are still trying to scare Tehran that, “window of opportunity will not always be open to Iran.”

    Well, I think that bluff has already been called and Ahmadinejad really believes that nothing will come out of EU meetings and that is why he keeps repeating his threats.

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    The only way to guarantee peace is a firm and strong stance by United Stated and the European countries and by showing Mullahs that their actions will not go unanswered.

    Referring Tehran to the United Nations Security Council and imposing sanction will finally give a shakeup to fundamentalism and let the world and the region breath for a while.

    Editor

    Iraq group posts video of U.S. hostage’s ‘killing’

    19/12/2005

    DUBAI (Reuters) – An Iraqi militant group posted on the Internet on Monday a video it said showed the killing of a U.S. security consultant it had abducted earlier this month.

    The Islamic Army in Iraq said on December 8 it had killed the man, identified as Ronald Schulz, because the U.S. government had not fulfilled its demands, which included freeing all Iraqi prisoners and compensation for Iraqi families.

    Iran accused of aiding Islamist violence in Turkey

    Agence France Presse, ANKARA – A Turkish court has said that neighboring Iran trained Turkish Islamist radicals and supported “terrorist” activities aimed at undermining Turkey’s strictly secular order, media reports said Sunday.

    The accusations came in the reasoning that an Ankara court wrote over the convictions in July of nine Islamist militants in a long-running case over the murders of four prominent pro-secular intellectuals in the 1990s.

    UN censures Iran’s human rights violations

    London, Dec. 17 – The United Nations General Assembly adopted on Friday a resolution censuring widespread human rights violations in Iran.

    The Assembly expressed its serious concern over the continuing harassment, intimidation and persecution of human rights defenders, non-governmental organisations, political opponents, religious dissenters, journalists, and students through undue restrictions on freedoms of assembly, press and expression, arbitrary arrests, as well as the disqualification of large numbers of prospective candidates during the June 2005 presidential elections.

    Friends OF Humanity co-sponsors a rally in Sweden

    Stopfundamentalism.com

    Supporters of Friends OF Humanity joint a rally in Gothenburg, Sweden to condemn Ahmadinejad’s recent terrorizing comments and clerical regime’s meddling in Iraq.

    Demonstrators were particularly concerned over the threats posed by the Iranian regime’s against Iraqi stability and. They also called on the Swedish government to take a firm stance against the Iranian regime’s violation of Human Rights, rights of women and to stop the state sponsored terrorism.

    The demonstrators also call for referral of the clerical regime’s nuclear file to the UN Security Council.

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    Iran accused of aiding Islamist violence in Turkey

    Iran accused of aiding Islamist violence in TurkeySunday, 18 December 2005
    Agence France Presse, ANKARA – A Turkish court has said that neighboring Iran trained Turkish Islamist radicals and supported "terrorist" activities aimed at undermining Turkey’s strictly secular order, media reports said Sunday.
    The accusations came in the reasoning that an Ankara court wrote over the convictions in July of nine Islamist militants in a long-running case over the murders of four prominent pro-secular intellectuals in the 1990s.

    Friends of Humanity co- sponsors rally in Den-Hag

    Friends of Humanity co- sponsors rally in Den-Hag stopfundamentalism.com

    On the initiative of friends of humanity and other organizations, a rally was held in front of Netherlands parliament on Thursday 15th.Dec.2005, to protest against Iranian president remarks regarding terrorist activities and export of fundamentalism into Iraq.

    The speakers objected to extensive interference of Mullah’s in Iraq, as well as condemning recent speeches of Ahmadinejad the Iranian President.  Participants also called for an end to the policy of appeasement with the Mullah’s regime.

    Militant Shi’ite’s New Role in Iraqi Government

    Militant Shi'ite's New Role in Iraqi Government MEN’S NEWS DAILY
    Friday, December 16, 2005
    By Al Pessin

    Washington – With Iraqis electing their first democratic four-year government, attention is shifting to what the country’s long-term political landscape might look like. Much attention has been focused on defeating or placating Iraq’s mainly Sunni Muslim insurgency. But there is growing concern about the role of some segments of Iraq’s Shiite Muslim majority, which is expected to hold power in the new government – segments that have already shown their willingness to use violence to get what they want.

    Blasts heard near Interior Ministry in Baghdad

    Blasts heard near Interior Ministry in Baghdad16/12/2005
    BAGHDAD,(Reuters) – A series of loud explosions which could have been mortar rounds was heard in central Baghdad on Friday near the heavily fortified Green Zone.

    Police said the blasts had occurred near the Interior Ministry but could not say if there had been any casualties.

    At least five explosions were heard the day after Iraqis voted in largely peaceful elections for their first full-term parliament since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.