Saturday 5 June 2010

Bardawil: Hostile forces wish to save Israel

[ 05/06/2010 - 04:52 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Dr. Salah Bardawil, spokesman of Hamas' parliamentary bloc, believes that the U.S. and Israel along with the Fatah authority in Ramallah are planning to free Israel of global anger for the Freedom Flotilla massacre, and to prevent Hamas from gaining political advantage from what took place.
Bardawil said in a press statement on Saturday, commenting on what is currently circulating in the media that the U.S., Israel, and Fatah are searching for new means to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza, that such tactics involve several objectives, including:

1 – To reduce Israel's embarrassment and the international resentment at the siege it imposes on the Gaza Strip.

2 – To cut off all possibilities for Hamas to benefit politically as a result of the convoys, and to keep it subjected to political pressure.

3 – To frustrate the Turkish effort in recognizing the result of the legitimate elections which put Hamas into power, as the Turkish Prime Minister refused to charge Hamas with terrorism and confirmed that it is a legally elected movement which stands up for the people of Palestine.

4 – To save the reputation of the Fatah movement along with Fatah leader, Mahmoud Abbas, who was under huge criticism for the shameful position he took regarding the siege, and which resulted from his on-going absurd negotiations with Israel.

5 – To control the types of goods sent to Gaza in order to ensure continued pressure so as to derail development under Hamas' control.

Bardawil also confirmed that Hamas welcomes the convoys to break the siege and invites them to continue.

He emphasized that the right to secure sea passageways connecting the Palestinian people to the outside world is one of their political rights.

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Breaking News: MV Rachel Corrie Sinks 3 Israeli Warships

Mantiq al-Tayr

June 5, 2010 ·

1. Guns ablazing, the MV Rachel Corrie sunk 3 Israeli commando boats today about 35 miles off the coast of the Gaza Strip. In addition, female passengers on board the ship and wearing tennis shoes fired RPG’s from the ship’s main deck downing “at least” 2 Israeli drones of the sort Israel will be selling to Turkey later this year. It is thought that the drones were carrying “Peace Now” leaflets asking the Rachel Corrie to “please go back to Dundalk.”  spokesperson, Usama bin Hiding, hailed this event as a “sea change” in pacifist attitudes towards Israel noting “It’s about fucking time we gave these sons of bitches a taste of their own medicine.”

While initial reports that the warship Rachel Corrie had killed 666 Israelis appear exaggerated, HaHa Aretz today said the IGF (Israeli Genocidal Forces) believe that the Irish ship, a ship that used to just haul ale and scotch between Scotland and Ireland but was refitted as a war ship by Islamic fanatics under the direction of Huwaida Arraf, Adam Shapiro, Greta Berlin and Hanin Zoabi – who are known collectively as the “Jama’at al-Araba’ah” in Arabic (ask King Abdallah what it means, but I digress) – anyway , the IGF believe that the ship is fitted with nuclear tipped missiles that were stolen from South Africa when the racist apartheid regime fell what seems like eons ago.

Arraf, appearing in an al-Sahab video dressed like Adam Gadahn in an outfit that makes her look fat, would neither confirm nor deny whether or not the MV Rachel Corrie was carrying nuclear weapons. “We have a policy of nuclear ambiguity” she said, adding that “we will not be the first ones in the Middle East to use nukes against Israel.”

In Washington, err, actually in Chicago, speaking in front of his vacation get-away known as “Man’s Country,” Barack Obama said that he is appointing a committee of “independent investigators” from CAIR and the Holy Land Foundation to look into the facts of the situation, adding “If it turns out that the Israelis provoked the Rachel Corrie with bagels, lochs and gefilte fish, then the US will provide the Irish vessel with a nuclear umbrella and will impose crippling sanctions on Israel.”

Senate Majority Leader, Nihad Awad, (al-Qa’ida, New York) expressed “shock and awe” that the Israelis would engage in ‘naked provocations’ of this sort.” He added, while finishing a hand-crafted biological weapon in his home, that “only the Jews would have the audacity to provoke such a confrontation and they got what they deserved, for once.”

In the meantime, the servers at Amy Goodman’s award winning program “Democracy Now, Motherfuckers!” which is is funded in part by Iran, have crashed due to “unprecedented demands” made by viewers world wide who were all trying to download her latest program featuring a debate between Nobel Peace Prize winner and holocaust survivor Alan Derwoshitz on the one hand, and former IRA military strategist Norman Finkelstein on the other.  The debate ended when Finkelstein, clearly having had it up to his eyeballs listening to Derwoshitz’s bitching and moaning about how Israeli hummus is superior to Hizbullah Hummus ™, got out of his chair, picked up Derwoshitz and threw him out of the (conveniently open) window in “Democracy Now, Motherfuckers!” second floor Firehouse studio. Ms. Goodman laughed so hard she had to be taken to a nearby hospital, Dar al-Harb, for an emergency hernia operation.

(Sadly, Derwoshitz landed on the street in the bicycle lane and was run over by dozen’s of bicycles. His final fate remains unkown)

The latest information we have is that the MV Rachel Corrie is headed full speed toward Gaza escorted by Turkish warplanes. Please stay tuned to Mantiq al-Tayr for further updates.
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Palestinian official expects Erdogan to visit Gaza

[ 05/06/2010 - 04:38 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Ahmed Yousef, the foreign undersecretary in the Gaza Strip, has said that Turkish premier Recep Erdogan might visit Gaza soon on board the Freedom Flotilla-2.

Yousef told reporters on Saturday at Gaza port that Erdogan's visit to the Strip was not far-fetched, expecting the visit to take place very soon.

The European campaign to end the siege on Gaza along with European and Turkish relief organizations had announced intention to organize a new aid flotilla within the few coming weeks to break the siege on Gaza under the name of Freedom Flotilla-2.

A Lebanese newspaper published on Saturday said that Erdogan was seriously pondering visiting Gaza to break the Israeli siege imposed on it for the fourth consecutive year.

Al-Mustakbal quoted well informed Turkish sources as saying that Erdogan told the American administration that he was planning to ask the Turkish navy to escort a new relief convoy to Gaza but the American officials asked him to give the idea a further study.

The Israeli bloody attack on the Freedom Flotilla in international waters raised the ire of Turkey, which asked the world community to condemn Israel and put on trial all those responsible as war criminals for the attack that left dozens of Turkish and other foreign activists either killed or injured.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Turkish citizens took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday to protest the Israeli attack that killed nine Turkish civilians.

Turkish rallies have been organized on daily basis since last Monday when the attack occurred and all demanded punishing Israel.

Erdogan Considers Visiting Gaza Himself


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is considering going to Gaza strip himself in order to break the siege, al-Mustaqbal newspaper quoted "knowledgeable sources" as saying.

The newspaper said that "as part of the open conflict between Turkey and Israel following the massacre against the 'freedom sail' to Gaza and the protest sparked in the world, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is considering going to Gaza himself in order to break the blockade imposed on the Strip."

The sources noted that the Turkish leader had raised the option in a conversation with his associates.

According to the report, Erdogan notified the American administration he was planning to ask his navy to escort another aid flotilla, but that American officials asked him to delay the plan in order to look into the matter.

The newspaper reported that the Erdogan government was under a lot of pressure from "political and popular groups" to annul all military agreements with Israel, but that the military establishment was strongly opposed to this demand.

The Turkish prime minister harshly criticized Israel over its deadly attack against Freedom flotilla on Monday which left nine Turkish men martyred and around 60 wounded with tens have been detained and then released.

Turkey's ambassador to Washington warned Friday that his country could be forced by its people to break relations with Israel.

Earlier on Friday, Erdogan renwed criticism to the Zionist entity , describing the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas fighters as " resistance fighters who are struggling to defend their land. They have won an election."

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Friday that his country was "assessing deals with Israel" in order to reduce its relations with Israel to "a minimum" in the wake of Monday's raid.

On Thursday, the Turkish President Abdullah Gul said that the Israeli massacre against "Freedom" flotilla can "not be forgotten," and ties between Turkey and Israel "will never be the same."

"This incident has left an irreparable and deep scar" on relations, Gul added

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Medals and Money for Pirates

kenny's sideshow

Unconfirmed reports the the Israeli sharpshooter (i.e. one that can hit their target in the head and back with automatic gunfire from within two feet) who shot dead several activists on a Gaza-bound international aid convoy may receive a medal of valor.

Rumors are that this and all future 'medals of valor' given to those who murder U.S. citizens and peace supporters will be made from stolen U.S. gold reserves pirated to Israel.

"That we use America's own gold seems fitting. I may even name this medal after myself,"  Netanyahu was reported to have whispered to his agent Rahm Emanuel.   

Back home, AIPAC has released its list of American congressional pirates (i.e. those that subvert the constitution and U.S. laws and put Israel above all other interests of the American people).

Donors (bribers) now have this handy dandy guide, complete with repeatable comments, to show where to funnel their blood money.

At the same time this somewhat incomplete list gives the rest of us a focal point for who needs to get their butts not only thrown out of office but imprisoned for treason.

Posted by kenny's sideshow at 11:21 AM
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European campaign: Sufficient evidence to bring Israel to international justice

[ 05/06/2010 - 03:47 PM ]

BRUSSELS, (PIC)-- The European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza, one of the founding members of the Freedom Flotilla coalition, has taken initial steps to file lawsuits against the Israeli authorities for the acts of violence it committed against the international activists on board the flotilla, which left nine dead and dozens injured.

Amin Abu Rashid, a member of the European campaign, told a news briefing on Saturday, "The campaign held meetings with a team of lawyers and legal personnel to carry out immediate practical measures to prosecute responsible Israeli officials and soldiers before international courts in the Netherlands for the crimes they committed against the Freedom Flotilla in international waters."

Abu Rashid added, "The meeting explored the possibility of prosecuting Israeli leaders before international courts," suggesting that the prosecution could build a strong case against Israel, especially in light of what the legal team called "crimes against world peace," "crimes against humanity," and "criminal offenses" in light of clear violations of the organizational charters of the International Court of The Hague.

The member of the Campaign noted that Israel's crime was against civilians on board civilian ships in international waters, and that the Israeli army carried out a military operation on vessels carrying humanitarian aid, killing and injuring dozens, being nothing less than an operation of cold-blooded murder. He noted that there is sufficient evidence to conduct a criminal lawsuit against the perpetrators who committed this crime.

The legal team assured that its suit would be based on the fact that what Israel committed against the Freedom Flotilla would not only be prosecutable at times of peace and on unarmed vessels, but also at times of war and against armed vessels. They said that Israeli military and political officials may be prosecuted, and noted the possibility of being tried in absentia in the event of non-compliance before the court.

Six French citizens on board the Freedom Flotilla have already filed a lawsuit in France against Israeli authorities on charges of kidnapping and unjustified detention.

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Anthony Lawson: The Voice of America — Part 2 The Treasonous Dollar Drain

Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 8:53AM Gilad Atzmon

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How Israel planned the Flotilla attack


An excellent report from Lia Tarachansky of The Real News.

As the MV Rachel Corrie, the last boat in the Free Gaza Movement’s Flotilla, is being dragged to Israel’s Ashdod port after being boarded and taken over in the early hours of Saturday, Israel continues to react to its Flotilla attack. Protests have been taking place throughout Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. In the meantime, The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky investigates how Israel prepared for the Flotilla attack, and how the media repeatedly portrayed a connection between the activists and terrorism. After the attack, Israel went on the offensive to prove there was indeed a connection to terrorism. The IDF published a press release saying the activists on board the Mavi Marmara ship that was the site of at least 9 deaths on Monday morning were actually al Qaeda mercenaries. When Tarachansky and journalist Max Blumenthaul questioned the IDF for evidence of this allegation, the IDF said it didn’t have any and changed the title of the press release to “attackers of the IDF soldiers found without identification papers.”

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Vietnam calls off Peres visit, Norway cancels seminar for Israeli participation

[ 05/06/2010 - 02:52 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Vietnamese government has called off a visit for Israeli president Shimon Peres in protest at the Israeli commandos' massacre at international waters that left tens of solidarity activists killed or wounded.

The Hebrew radio said on Saturday that Tel Aviv was trying to calm down the tension with Vietnam over the massacre and re-arrange a new date for Peres's visit.

For its part, the Norwegian army cancelled an international seminar because of the participation of an Israeli officer in it following the Freedom Flotilla massacre.

A spokeswoman for the army said that the defense ministry was not satisfied with the participation of the Israeli officer only few days after violence was used by the Israeli army against a civilian ship.

Many countries have expressed outrage at the way Israel attacked the Freedom Flotilla ships and the casualties inflicted in lines of the unarmed activists.

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Erdogan tells Israel in Hebrew: Thou shalt not kill
Sat, 05 Jun 2010 10:04 EDT

Turkish PM defends Hamas, calling them 'resistance fighters'; Turkey mulls cutting Israel ties to 'minimum' over Gaza flotilla

Turkey accused Israel on Friday of breaking biblical commandments against killing and said it could cut ties with its one-time ally to a minimum after nine Turkish activists died in a raid on a ship bound for Gaza.

"I am speaking to them in their own language. The sixth commandment says 'thou shalt not kill'. Did you not understand?" Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said in his harshest words yet since Israeli commandos raided the Mavi Marmara on Monday.

"I'll say [it] again. I say in English 'you shall not kill'. Did you still not understand? So I'll say to you in your own language. I say in Hebrew 'Lo Tirtzakh'," he said in a televised speech to supporters of his Islamist-leaning AK Party.

Erdogan also compared the Israeli actions to those of Kurdish militants in Turkey and stood up for Hamas, calling them "resistance fighters fighting for their land".

"The fate of Jerusalem is not different from the fate of Istanbul," he said, in language reflecting the significance of the holy city to Muslims throughout the world. "The fate of Gaza is not different from the fate of Ankara."

Earlier on Friday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said that Turkey may reduce its relations with Israel to "a minimum" over the Israel Navy's deadly raid of a Turkish-flagged humanitarian aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip.

Thousands attended the funeral on Thursday June 3, 2010 in Istanbul for the activists killed in the IDF raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Arinc told NTV broadcaster that Turkey was "assessing deals with Israel" in the clearest sign yet that Muslim Turkey may significantly reduce its ties with once close ally Israel after nine of its nationals were killed in clashes with the Israeli commandos who stormed their ship.

"We may plan to reduce our relations with Israel to a minimum, but to assume everything involving another country is stopped in an instant, to say we have crossed you out of our address book, is not the custom of our state," he told NTV broadcaster.

The incident has brought their relationship to the brink and Turkey has already recalled its ambassador to Israel. Speaking on television Wednesday, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said relations between the two countries "will never be as they were before."

"Israel has made one of the biggest mistakes in its history," he added.

Also Friday, Turkish media reported that a prosecutor in Istanbul has started collecting evidence for a possible case against Israeli officials in the wake of Israel's commando raid.

The reports said the prosecutor has been gathering testimony and evidence from Turks who returned from Israel in order to determine whether Turkey should open a case demanding compensation from Israel or even pursue criminal charges against Israeli leaders.

Eight of the victims were laid to rest Thursday in a highly-charged joint ceremony at an Istanbul mosque.

Source: Reuters
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Gaza occupation and siege are illegal

George Bisharat, The Electronic Intifada, 5 June 2010

Passengers on board the Flotilla had every right to defend themselves against Israel's attack. (Israeli army video)

Israel's deadly attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla was flagrantly illegal. The Flotilla, carefully searched for arms before disembarkation, enjoyed the right of free navigation in international waters, and Israel had no legal justification to interrupt its peaceful mission.

Flotilla passengers were entitled to defend themselves against Israel's forcible boarding of the Mavi Marmara, whether or not Israeli commandos fired immediately on landing on the ship's deck, as the passengers maintain. Dropping 100 armed soldiers on a ship from the sky is not a peaceful maneuver. Nor can Israeli armed commandos claim self-defense, any more than a purse snatcher facing a victim who elects to fight back. Hence, Israel is culpable for the killings that followed.

Israel has claimed that it is in "armed conflict" with the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip and that its actions on the high seas to enforce the blockade of the Gaza Strip are therefore permissible. That claim is wrong.

In fact, under customary international law that Israel accepts as binding, Israel continues to occupy the Gaza Strip, despite the withdrawal of its ground troops and settlers from that region in 2005. A territory is "occupied" when foreign forces exercise "effective control" over it, whether accomplished through the continuous presence of ground troops or not.

Israel patrols the territorial waters and airspace of the Gaza Strip, regulates Gaza's land borders, restricts internal movements by excluding Gazans from a "buffer zone" that includes 46 percent of the Strip's agricultural land, and controls the Gaza Strip's supplies of electricity, heating oil, and petrol. Together these factors amount to remote but "effective control." Thus, the Gaza Strip remains occupied, as the United Nations, the US government and the International Committee of the Red Cross have all recognized.

Israel has authority to halt arms imports into the Gaza Strip. But it also owes a general duty of protection to civilians under its control, and has specific duties to allow them access to adequate food and medical supplies, and to maintain public health standards -- duties it has deliberately violated in imposing the siege on Gaza. Currently 77.2 percent of Gaza Palestinians either face or are vulnerable to hunger; of these, 65 percent are children younger than 18. According to UNICEF, 10 percent of Gaza children show signs of stunting, while the World Health Organization maintains that another 10 percent face chronic malnutrition.

Moreover, collective punishment is specifically barred under Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israeli officials have repeatedly stated that the objective of the blockade is to weaken the Gaza economy and undermine support for Hamas. That is a political, not a military, objective, and it is impermissible under international law to target innocent civilians to achieve nonmilitary goals.

Actions taken to enforce an illegal siege cannot themselves be legal. Israel's blockade violates the human rights of Gaza Palestinians and must be brought to an end.

Israel's attack on the Freedom Flotilla is the logical consequence of years of Israeli impunity from international law -- abetted by the diplomatic cover provided it by the US government. At some point, genuine friends of both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs must impress on Israel that its serial lawlessness is good for no one, multiplying resentment and pain, and pushing the prospects of regional peace into a more distant future.

George Bisharat is a professor at Hastings College of the Law and writes frequently about law and politics in the Middle East. This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and is republished with permission.

Abu Zuhri: Intercepting "Rachel Corrie" targets the solidarity movement

Abu Zuhri: Intercepting "Rachel Corrie" targets the solidarity movement

[ 05/06/2010 - 10:44 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Israel's interception of the Irish aid vessel "Rachel Corrie" is in line with its "barbaric piracy" and "international terrorism" in international waters, Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said on Saturday.

He told the PIC that such practices were challenging and provoking human feelings, charging that Israel was targeting the international peace and solidarity movements.

The spokesman opined, however, that the crime, similar to the one before it, would not deter the international solidarity movements from sending other ships to Gaza.

He stressed that the only way to stop this flow of vessels was lifting the siege on Gaza, or else fleets and ships would continue their bids to break the siege.

Abu Zuhri accused the American administration with "legitimizing" the "Zionist piracy" by its backing to Israel in its crime and by pressuring Ireland and the ship's crew to prevent their sail to Gaza.

"This inhuman position affirms the American administration's involvement in the crime siege on Gaza," he concluded.

Israeli navy vessels took control of Rachel Corrie, which is carrying a humanitarian aid shipment, and forced it to head to Ashdod port instead of Gaza.

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Speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the anniversary marking the demise of Imam Khomeini

The Vineyard of the Saker

In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the world. Peace be on the Seal of prophets, our Master and Prophet, Abi Al Qassem Mohammad and on his chaste and pure Household, chosen companions and all prophets and messengers. Peace be upon you all and Allah's mercy and blessing.

First in the anniversary of the decease, I address the successor of the Imam and the preserver of his course His Eminence Ayatollah leader Imam Sayyed Ali Khaminai (May Allah prolong his lifespan), our noble authorities, the brothers and sisters in the Islamic Republic in Iran – the president, the government and the people – all the lovers, supporters and adorers of this great Imam in Lebanon and all around the world with the loftiest verses of condolence and consolation. This anniversary will never die since Imam Khomeini is – as His Eminence leader Imam said- an eternal truth because it is linked to the spring of righteousness and the metal of mercy.

Brothers and sisters! The Imam had made great and magnificent achievements. Among the most important achievements of the Imam which I would like to tackle in this limited time interval is his revivification of the set of divine, prophetic, human and moral values in the life of man, the peoples, the nations and especially in the minds and hearts of this nation. The influence of this revivification of the set of great values has transcended our Arab and Islamic nation to many other places in this world. Many drew their inspirations from the revolution, movement and values of this Imam to confront their challenges, tyrants and hard and difficult conditions.

He came at a time when Allah Al Mighty chose to revive His mercy and enlighten His right path anew. It was an era in which different concepts and values started to prevail among our peoples and nations. These concepts and values have nothing to do with our values, culture, civilization and history such as the notion and culture of failing to advocate righteousness for various and feeble pretexts and reasons – some of which covered with religion; others with realism and others with wisdom. Other examples are the concepts and culture of abandoning responsibilities towards great causes and even dispensing with responsibilities. We withdraw from great causes on the level of humanity to be devoted to a great cause on the level of the nation. Then we withdraw from the national cause to a cause on the level of the homeland. Then we desert the homeland cause for the favor of a cause on the level of the group whether it was a sect, a faction, a party, a bloc or a leadership. Then we withdraw from the group to be drowned in ourselves and our personal lives. It’s the culture of abandoning responsibility towards major causes, the culture of surrendering to the logic of the autocratic power of materialism. It’s the culture of despair from accomplishing any victory or achievement. With the prevalence of the culture of materialism, all moral and religious values – such as trusting in Allah having confidence in him, Allah’s advocate of the fighters and the deemed weak who are revolting to defend their legitimate rights - would be dropped from the formula. It’s the culture of surrendering to the subjection to one of the two camps at that time: the East and the West. It’s like we can’t do anything and we can’t but be with either the camp of the west or the camp of the east; and to be here or there we must be subordinates. We move in the framework of the project of others to achieve but bits of the interests of our nation and homeland. It’s the culture of being incapable of achieving independence. It’s the culture of self mistrust, not trusting in people and not trusting the nation in all fields. That’s why we always had to imitate others and be subsequent to others, to meditate the experiences of others and to appeal for others to save ourselves. It’s the culture in which the right norms to specify the enemy and the foe and the right battle are lost. It’s what we call now specifying priorities. The feeling of belonging was lost. There was a feeling of contradiction between patriotism and nationalism, the national belonging and the religious belonging.

The Imam came to revive and affirm another set of values which totally contradicts all what was prevalent. He revived in us and in the nation the culture of jihad and rising in the face of tyrants and oppressors. He revived in us the culture of honorable revered life in which man rejects humiliation, disgrace and being content with but little livelihood rights and luxury. He revived in us the values of being generous and sacrificing ourselves, our dear ones and our riches until martyrdom for the sake of the causes of our nation and our sacred causes. He revived in us the culture of supporting the downtrodden and the oppressed and never to abandon them. He revived in humanity all the moral and religious values which are related to Allah Al Mighty, The Omnipotent, The Supporter, The Helper, The Leader and The Guide such as drawing trust and confidence from Him. He revived in us the culture of self-confidence after having confidence in Allah Al Mighty and the culture of trusting peoples and their minds, knowledge, civilization, various capacities, human and materialistic capabilities and their abilities to make changes, make their own fate, gain independence, defy oppression and liberate sanctities.

The speech of the Imam was a faithful human speech in which he did not address Muslims only but also all the oppressed, downtrodden and deemed weak in this world. He used to address them with such terms: O deemed weak; O downtrodden; O oppressed. When he used to talk about the traits of the oppressed and the downtrodden, he used not to be talking about the Islamic or Arab peoples or about Palestine. He would be talking about the peoples of Africa, the peoples of Latin America, the Red Indians in the USA and about many Asian peoples who were suffering from tyranny, oppression and dictatorships and whose wealth was being looted while they were abandoned to die from hunger, deprivation, negligence and death.

In the conscience of the Imam there was not only the Islamic nation. In his conscience and in his speech were every human being: tens and hundreds of millions of those who starve to death in this world and tens and hundreds of millions of the illiterate who has no chance in this world to get education. He used to specify the reasons and hold the tyrants and the oppressors - on top of whom is what he used to righteously call greater Satan, the US administration – responsible of all of this tyranny, oppression, negligence and subjugation from which our people and the oppressed deemed weak peoples are suffering. His speech was faithful and humanistic. When delivering a speech, he used to seek evidence not only from the Qoran and the Prophetic Tradition but also from the human mind: How does the mind judge? What the mind deems good and what the mind deems bad? He used to seek evidence from the collective human nature which does not change from one man to another. It’s the nature which Allah creatd man with: Allah’s creation never alters. He used to address people with human nature and mind as much as with the Qoran and the Tradition. He also used to make his researches and establish them on the common factors among religions and religion followers. Thus we find in the Imam’s words and literary tradition many quotations from the preceding prophets and especially the Father of prophets and the Sheikh of prophets Abrams Al Khalil, Moses Kalim Allah (The prophet whom Allah talked to) and Jesus (the Spirit of Allah) besides the Prophet of Allah – the Master of prophets and messengers – Mohammad peace be upon them all. In particular he used to quote the prophet of Allah Abrams. We rarely find an Islamic scholar or a scholar from the followers of other religions who honors the prophet of Allah Abrams with his concern and interest and quotes him as Imam Khomeini (May Allah bless his soul). This has to do with the collective monotheistic background in the mind and intellect of Imam Khomeini (May Allah bless his soul). That’s because Abrams (Peace be upon him) is the common prophet among all the religions which still exist. Today there is no religion on Earth does not end after all to Abrams (Peace be upon him). Abrams is a common point between Jews, Christians and Muslims. We all claim being the followers of Abrams – the Sheikh of prophets and the Father of all prophets peace be upon them.

Imam Khomeini used to cite when tackling all the values he wanted to revive the prophets and prophet Abrams peace be upon him. He repeatedly talked about Abrams’ stand all alone in face of Nimrod and all the stone idols which people used to warship impudently. Imam Khomeini frequently talked about Moses’ (peace be upon him) stand in the Pharaoh’s castle. He was with his Lord, his brother Aaron and his stick. He continually depicted the Christ(peace be upon him) who was all alone or among few supporters when he burst into the temple to confront the burglars, thieves and deceivers who had great authority. So whenever he talked about politics, jihad, struggle and supporting the oppressed, he used to quote the prophets as examples. Whenever he used to talk about Gnosticism, values, morals and man’s journey towards Allah, the refinement of man’s soul and the good relations with people and the slaves of Allah he used to cite the prophets.

The Imam (May Allah make Heaven his abode) did not revive these values, this culture and these concepts only via writing, speech delivering, compositions and the like. Rather the special characteristic of this Imam through which he was able to be distinguished among reformists, authors and revivalists is that he regenerated this culture and all these values through action. He did not spend all his life writing, making researches, teaching and refining students. Rather he stepped down to the field with his blessed hoariness, his turban, his jurisprudence, his great soul, magnificent heritage, limitless expectations and absolute trust in Allah Al Mighty.

He advanced in the field and behind him moved his students and the rest of the people. He started challenging tyrants. He was armless even from the stick. He endured difficulties, offered sacrifices and made great achievements. Thus was his reverberating victory on the most oppressive tyrants of the age. Thanks to his presence in the field and his jihad, he could establish the modern Islamic regime. This regime could through its firm pillars, intact structure and cord linked to Allah stand in face of all international, foreign and local conspiracies.

Brothers and sisters! The whole concern of the Imam was to promulgate these values and this faithful humanistic culture among peoples. This is what he precisely meant when he talked about exporting the revolution.

Many people with ill intentions tried to exploit this term which was proposed by the Imam (May Allah bless his soul) to fabricate discourse about the aims of the Iranian empire and that the Imam will dispatch his soldiers, the guardians of the revolution, his army, his armed forces and millions of volunteers to topple regimes and impose definite values, ideas and views on people. In this perspective, many fears were evoked based on fabrications and illusions. However no soon did the Imam (May Allah bless his soul) take the initiative to clarify this position and this view. There is a great text for the Imam which he articulated in a major meeting for the scholars of the religious school, missionaries and the preachers of the Imam. He told them that when we talk about exporting our revolution we do not mean that we want to do that with the power of the sword but rather through missionaries. Then he told them compose, explain and talk with people. Form a committee to control what is be written and published because not all what is written and published are among our values and culture. We want to present our ideas and views to the peoples of the world; then whoever wants to be inspired by these ideas and benefit from this experience, that would have to do with his will, decision and determination. So the notion of exporting the revolution evoked by Imam Khomeini in the first years had nothing to do with dispatching armies, invading and conquering but rather exporting these values, culture and ideas.

Indeed today when we talk for example about Lebanon, we may say that the resistance which started in Lebanon - though it is a comprehensive broad national resistance, however as far as the Islamic resistance and the general atmosphere and milieu are concerned – rely on these values of jihad, sacrifice, offering generously, martyrdom, self-esteem, honor, awakening, steadfastness, tolerance, hope, confidence and trust in Allah. This is what is meant by exporting these values to Lebanon and to every place in this world. It did not matter if these were Iranian-made values or if they were set by Imam Khomeini. The Imam did not see that he existed in fact. These were the values and the culture of the great prophets of Allah. These are the values and the culture of Noah, Abrams, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (Peace be upon them all). It was important that they be spread in our Arab and Islamic countries and among all the peoples around the world, especially the oppressed, downtrodden and deemed weak peoples. Among the most important values which were revived by the Imam is the culture of resistance and among the major causes to which he gave a valuable historic thrust between 1978 and 1979 after it appeared that it was moving in the way of falling, being besieged and neglected is the cause of Palestine and Al Qods.

Bothers and sisters! Decades following the revolution of the Imam and two decades following his demise, these values, concepts and culture still have influential existence. Allow me to say that they are today even more forceful and influential in their presence than any time in the past. Even more, all the developments which our region and nation witnessed especially the struggle against the Israeli enemy prove the truthfulness and authenticity of this culture and its options.

Today and starting by these concepts, values, culture and spirituality we are before a lofty humanistic, faithful and jihadi scene. It’s the Freedom Flotilla with its collective scenes of bravery, steadfastness, sincerity, sacrifices and high sense of responsibility which was expressed by all the partakers in the Freedom Flotilla who were on their way to break the inhumane siege of Gaza. I find it our duty – based on the logic of the mind, human nature, religion, values, jihad and resistance to pay tribute to all of these participants and all those who stand behind them and to bow with esteem and respect before their courage, sincerity, humanity and readiness to face death for the sake of saving an entire people which is besieged, starved and butchered. The diversity of activists in the Freedom Flotilla manifests these deep-rooted values shared by the resisting sheikh, the resisting archbishop, resisting men, resisting women, Muslims, Christians, religious people, seculars, Arabs, Turks and foreigners from more than 35 countries. They stood side by side, shoulder to shoulder facing the sea, the winds, challenges, fear and later the Israeli aggression, crimes, killing, piracy, detention and torture. They tolerated all of that with patience, steadfastness and deep faith in the righteousness of what they are doing. This reveals part of the most important factors of power on which Imam Khomeini always preached.

Brothers and sisters! Ladies and gentlemen! The Freedom Flotilla cause has major and great indications that require taking measures and following up on more than one level. But for the limit of time, we would like to call on you and on all the Lebanese, Palestinians, Arab and Islamic communities in Lebanon and all our dear people through the TV screen to take part tomorrow in the ceremony of consolidation, pride, and support to the besieged Palestinian people in Gaza and to the heroes of the Freedom Flotilla who returned alive and especially to the martyrs who seem to be mostly Turkish. To show solidarity with these martyrs and with all those who partook in the Freedom Flotilla and to express the stance which must be taken and which we must continue working in its framework, we call on you to partake in the rally which will be held tomorrow night at 08:30 at the Raya Field. Thus talking on the stance, reading and track I prepared on this cause will remain till tomorrow Inshallah.

We renew our oath to our Imam, leader and inspirer Ruhullah Al Mussawi Al Khomeini to preserve his course and carry on his path and achieve his goals and to be loyal to his successor and to pray where he yearned to pray in Al Aqsa in Al Qods. Peace be upon you and Allah’s mercy and blessings.

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Israeli Occupation Troops Board Rachel Corrie


05/06/2010 Israeli occupation troops boarded on Saturday Rachel Corrie, the Irish vessel carrying on board aid supplies to the besieged Gaza, but according to a military spokeswoman, there "was no violent confrontation."

"Our forces boarded the boat and took control without meeting any resistance from the crew or the passengers. Everything took place without violence," the spokeswoman told AFP.

The move came after the Rachel Corrie ignored Israeli orders to put to port in the southern coastal city of Ashdod in defiance of the Israeli naval vessels which had been trailing the ship for several hours before storming it.

A military spokeswoman threatened the vessel saying that Israeli soldiers will board you if you refuse to change course... We are ready to use force to defend ourselves," Avital Leibowitz said it relayed a message warning Rachel Corrie.

Activists on board the ship had previously indicated they would not heed Israeli calls to change course, and would continue to head for their destination -- although they were prepared to let their cargo be inspected.

Earlier on Saturday, a spokesman for the Gaza-based welcoming committee said communication with the vessel had since been "completely cut".

In a last contact with one of the activists on board at around 5:38 am (0238 GMT), Israeli vessels were approaching the ship and those aboard feared all communications would be cut off.
"Jenny Graham, activist, reported that they had been followed by Israeli ships for about two hours, and that in the last few minutes two ships were approaching from the port side," the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign said.

Graham said that equipment on board "had been jammed by the Israeli navy, and that they expected their satellite phone to be jammed soon as well," the group said.
"The line was bad and we were unable to determine the exact location of the Rachel Corrie relative to their destination," the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign added.

On Tuesday, Israeli ministers had promised to blockade any other aid ship to Gaza.
"We will stop the ship, and also any other ship that will try to harm Israeli sovereignty. There is no chance the Rachel Corrie will reach the coast of Gaza," Avigdor Lieberman said.

"We will not let any ships reach Gaza and supply what has become a terrorist base threatening the heart of Israel," Israeli deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai told public radio.

The Rachel Corrie, a converted merchant ship bought by pro-Palestinian activists and named after an American woman crushed by the Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip in 2003, set off on Monday from Malta. It is carrying 15 activists including a northern Irish Nobel Peace laureate.

The Rachel Corrie had been due to sail with the "Freedom" flotilla but had been delayed for technical reasons.

Israeli occupation troops massacre nine activists onboard the flotilla Monday in the international water, wounding around other 60 activists and detaining hundreds of them.

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Video Of “The Only Democracy In The Middle East”….For This We Fight And Die?

Via My Catbird Seat

- 05. Jun, 2010

By Gordon Duff



The video below features Chanin Zoabi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset telling of her experiences while with the Freedom Flotilla.  She tells of witnessing an indiscriminate act of piracy and murder including the execution of a 19 year old American.  However, the real entertainment is seeing Israeli “democracy” in action.  For this we have spent tens, perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars, sacrified our sacred honor and the lives of our citizens.  Six minutes of watching the video below will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Israel and the type of people we are in bed with.  

How long would you live next door to a Knessett member before putting your house up for sale?
Watch and learn:

Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran.  A 100% disabled vet.  He has been a featured commentator on TV and radio including Al Jazeera and his articles have been carried by news services around the world.

He has been a UN Diplomat, defense contractor and is a widely published expert on military and defense issues. 

This article first appeared in Veterans and Foreign Affairs Journal.
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Demonstration to mark 43 years to the occupation - Beit Nuba (the new) 4-6-10

Demonstration to mark 43 years to the occupation - Beit Nuba (the new) 4-6-10

yisraelpnm — June 04, 2010 — The occupation marks its 43rd year, starting June 1967. It has been 43 years of domination, oppression, segregation, settlement enterprise, theft of water and lands, military regime, closures and restrictions on movement, house demolitions, political arrests, torture, one-sided annexation and killing of civilians. 43 years of war crimes and colonial expansion.

During these years, and with added force since the late 80s, a Palestinian struggle for independence have risen. In Israel women and men called out to end the occupation. In this past decade, more than ever before, the contacts between those struggling grew stronger, and the cross-border cooperation became an inherent part of the struggle. The weekly demonstrations in the West bank -- Bil'in, Nialin, Maasra, Nabi Salah, Walaja, Bet Omar, Hebron and South of Mount Hebron, Bet Jala, Sheich Jerach and many other locations -- became a symbol of breaking the walls of segregation towards a hope for a future of equality and a just peace.

For this reason a demonstration marking the 43rd year of the occupation organized jointly by the popular committees in the West bank which unite all the Palestinian political parties, and the Coalition of Organizations against the Occupation.

On the June 4th demonstration the focus is on one case which embodies the entire history of the occupation:

The villages Yalu, Amuas and Bet-Nuba in the Latrun enclave were completely destroyed by the Israeli army during the occupation in June 1967. On some of their lands settlements such as Mavo Horon were built; other lands became the Canada Park, where Israeli citizens spend their leisure time.

For many years the uprooted residents of the three villages used to convene on these lands on the 4th of June. Yet, even this symbolic act was taken away from them with the erection of the Separation Wall. The land which used to be their home is now forbidden for visitation. However, the uprooted residents don't comply with their expulsion and insist on their right to return.

The majority of the families live today in the villages around the road 443. During the 80's, thousands of dunams were expropriated from the residents of these villages under the pretense that the road will serve them as a major route to Ramllah. However, the road is closed to Palestinian vehicles for years. The Supreme Court has ordered to open a section of the road, in a way that will not enable easy access to Ramallah through trhe checkpoints of Bitunia or Kalandia. The opened road will hence lead to nowhere.

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Sayyed Nasrallah: Unite To Back Turkey, Egypt; Take Part in Freedom Flotilla 2

04/06/2010 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah delivers a speech Friday night, marking theSolidarity with the Freedom flotilla festival to pay tribute to the besieged Palestinian people in Gaza and the heroes of the Freedom flotilla, the Turkish martyrs and the others who returned home alive.

The ceremony is held at the Raya Field in Beirut's southern suburb.

­­Sayyed Nasrallah paid tribute to the besieged people of Gaza and the Palestinian people in general. “I salute the activists who took part in the freedom making flotilla, their martyrs, and their wounded. I also salute the Lebanese activists who participated as messengers of the resistance and the Lebanese will.”

The Hezbollah chief stressed “we are in front of a grave incident in the course of our people’s struggle with the occupation and usurping enemy, and we understand what has happened very clearly.”

“A flotilla comprising several ships carrying individuals and supplies was bound to Gaza to break the siege. Hundreds of people from dozens of nationalities including some whose countries have diplomatic ties with Israel had taken part. A large number of them were Turks and Turkey has diplomatic and security ties with Israel. All of the participants were detained and taken to jail; however, they were released in a record time. Speaking of indications, this massacre was another proof to the aggressive nature of this enemy that was established on crimes, brutality, and massacres. It was another proof to the way Israel kills unarmed civilians, to the state terror, to the disrespect of any value, laws, and diplomatic ties. It is another proof that Israel believes it is above the law and above confessions to better serve its interests…what happened in the Mediterranean is another proof that the current US administration was still committed to defending Israel and its crimes, by not condemning it and undermining calls for an international investigation. The US believes that Israel’s crime was its natural right to defend itself. The question for America’s allies who have been bargaining on it, isn’t everything changing except the US relationship with Israel? What happened has exposed many government in countries that claim to defend human rights; however they were mum because Israel was the perpetrator.”

“The martyrs were from one nationality. This was not a coincidence. It is God’s will. God chooses who He wants to be a martyr. I congratulate the Turkey and I express my deep sympathy to the families of the martyrs. I pay special respect to the Turkish people who united behind the Freedom flotilla, and the Turkish leadership that established its courage and its presence,” his eminence said.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed the flotilla crime exposed Arab impotence.

“The Arab position was, and is still impotent. The activists were released in a record time, but thousands of Palestinians are still in Israeli jails. What’s different today is that there were hundreds of Turks involved. Israel has miscalculated its moves because it perceived that its aggression will force the Turkish leadership to back down. I am pretty sure that Israel was shocked to hear the Turkish reaction on the popular and official levels. When Turkey told Israel that it will cut ties if the Zionist authorities kept any activist in custody or tried any of them, Israel was shocked because Turkey is a strong country with a strong leadership that knows how to use it power. For Turkey to cut ties with Israel would be tantamount to an earthquake in Israel. This is a weapon that Turkey has used; it did not demand the release of its nationals but all of the activists. This is a lesson for some of those who preach the policy of humiliation, delusion and wishful thinking that only result in disgrace. On the other hand a policy based on power can accomplish a lot.”

“What the Freedom flotilla succeeded in accomplishing was that it brought back the Gaza siege to the forefront after the Arabs and the whole world forgot all about it. The blood that was shed and the throats that shouted impose upon every government in this world to have this cause on top of their agendas. We’ve heard (UN Secretary General) Ban Ki-moon, Russia, and other states demanding Israel stops its blockade on Gaza; something we did not hear before the flotilla massacre.

The Egyptian government has opened the Rafah crossing and we thank Egypt for this gesture. There has been a Palestinian tendency towards reconciliation.

I tell you that what has happened will further complicate the situation in Israel and it will render the Israeli incapable of thinking or planning another aggression on Gaza. Yet the aggression on Lebanon, Syria, or Iran comes in the framework of another set of calculations. This was a scandal for Israel, a scandal for the US policy, a proof of the Israeli failure and fiasco.”

The S.G. described Israel’s act as an act of stupidity at a time it is starting to count its losses. “The Mossad chief says that Israel is starting to become a burden on the shoulders of the US, because with every Israeli failure, America is concerned with paying the price, and this is what General Petraeus said.

Sayyed Nasrallah praised Turkey stance during the war on Lebanon in 2006 and the war on Gaza in 2008- 2009. “The Turkish position developed significantly when the attack on the flotilla took place.

I will not say that Israel has lost Turkey, but I can say that Israel has begun to lose Turkey and this is a very significant change in the region.” Will it entirely lose Turkey? This is interrelated to the developments.

Of the very important results of this crime is the Kuwaiti stance. The Kuwaiti parliament demanded that Kuwait withdraws from the Arab initiative and the government agreed. Did any other Arab parliament take a similar step? We salute Kuwait for taking this step that bears political and moral values, because the Arab initiative includes major concessions to the Israelis. What happened embarrasses all those who call for the normalization of ties with Israel and those who bargain on negotiations with the enemy. What Israeli did to the Freedom flotilla embarrasses the so called Arab moderation. I have read in some Gulf newspaper impudent articles that defended the deeds of the Israeli soldiers; such articles are rarely found in Israeli newspapers.”

“There is a good chance today to end the blockade imposed on Gaza and this requires more Freedom flotillas. This is when Israel’s goal – to think of taking similar steps – falls down. I call on more Lebanese participation in the Freedom flotilla 2. Today the European Peace Initiative said it was organizing another flotilla. Where do the Arabs and the Muslims stand?

Israel is afraid of the red flag (Turkey) as much as it is afraid of the yellow flag (Hezbollah). Those who take part in the Freedom flotilla 2 should know that they belong to a resistance that doesn’t leave anyone in Israeli jails.”

Sayyed Nasrallah called for keeping the Rafah crossing open.

“We call on the Egyptian leadership to keep the Rafah crossing open. Arab governments do not need to resort to the UN Security Council to release the detained. Let us unite as Arab countries and Muslim countries and stand by the Egyptian leadership, for should we do this, no one in this world will embarrass it and force it to close the border. Let us cooperate to keep this crossing open and this way, we can end the siege of Gaza. We should back the Turkish position knowing that the Turkish leadership will come under great pressure. Obama contacted the ‘Tayyib’ (good man) Recep Tayyib Erdogan and the pressure will continue on Turkey to prevent it from taking a leading role with the Arabs in their struggle with Israel and to stop the deterioration of its ties with Israel.”

The Secretary General stressed the Gaza cause should remain the center of the international concern. “The Palestinian cause should become an international cause. In the past, they said that this is the cause of the Arab world, not the Islamic world. In our Arab world, the cause was transformed into a Palestinian cause; the cause itself became the cause of Gaza, the West Bank, and the refugees. We have to underline that this cause is a humane, Islamic, Arab, and global cause. We have to insist on the international probe even though we already know that it will be undermined. Nevertheless let us demand an international probe and embarrass Israel because it will undoubtedly reject it. We have to sue the Israeli leaders anywhere possible in the world. Suing Israel for its crimes will render Israeli leaders beleaguered and perplexed. The whole world should learn the truth about Israel which projected itself as a democracy committed to international laws. We have to benefit from the Freedom flotilla to remind the world of Israel’s massacres.”

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed the importance of taking part in the Freedom flotilla 2 to set Palestine, Gaza, the West Bank, and Al-Quds free and protect them from the US-Israeli scheme.

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We must not accept holocaust propaganda in our schools

We already have Jewish Zionists and Christian Zionists. We certainly don’t need to have Muslim-Zionists as well.

[ 05/06/2010 - 06:54 AM ]

Some circles within UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Work Agency, have been trying to introduce “the holocaust” into Palestinian school curricula in the Gaza Strip.

In so doing, the organization is trying to appease certain Zionist-minded groups in North America, and to a lesser extent in Europe, which have been lambasting the UN body for “conditioning” the Palestinian school system to Arab ideological and political trends.

Needless to say, the rationale behind such calls for introducing the conspicuously controversial and highly-propagandistic subject into the world of Palestinian youngsters has very little to do with any educational merits. But it has every thing to do with a virulent Zionist propensity to brainwash Palestinians, particularly young generations, into accepting or at least understanding Zionism, a hateful fascist political ideology that has much in common with Nazism, both in terms of theory and practice.

Using the words of Gaza academic, Zionist supremacists would like to see Arab children taught, at least subconsciously, that the holocaust justifies the arrogation of Palestine by Zionism and that Arabs and Muslims would have to accept what the rest of the world has accepted, namely the Zionist narrative concerning certain events during the Second World War.

Well, the Zionists have stolen our ancestral land, destroyed our homes, and expelled the bulk of our people to the four corners of the world. Now, they are trying to rob us of our memories, falsify historical facts and obliterate our historical awareness by inculcating holocaust mythology into the minds of our kids.

They would like to convince us that the genocidal ethnic cleansing of our people at the hands of Ashkenazi terrorists was an act of charity, not a Nazi act par excellence.

They would like to make us shed tears for Jewish victims based on historical narratives that should be subjected to genuine academic scrutiny in order to ascertain its historical veracity or mendacity.

We, as Arabs and Muslims, certainly realize that Jews, many Jews, were killed unjustly at the hands of the Nazis between 1939-1945. We also heard, as others did, of Auschwitz, Treblinka, Bergen Belsen, and other death camps. And we are genuinely sorry for the death of innocent human beings, including Jews. After all, as many as 40 million people perished during that European war and all of them were bona fide human beings, equal in humanity. It was a European war, and to paraphrase Menachem Begin, it was Europeans killing Europeans. We Palestinians had nothing to do with it.

However, what we can’t understand is the repulsive and morbid utilization of these sorrowful events by Zionism in order to justify the slow-motion holocaust that has been meted out to the Palestinian people under the rubric of Jewish suffering.

Today, the shipyard dogs of Zionism bark uncontrollably every time the Zionist holocaust narrative is questioned, even by historians and academics. In some European countries, even raising an innocent question about the “ultimate taboo” is illegal. In short, one can critique and criticize any figure, including God, Jesus, and Muhammad, but should think a million times before even thinking of questioning the ultimate sacrosanct cow, the holocaust.

In Europe today, one can freely depict the Prophet Muhammad, who said all humans are as equal as a comb’s teeth, as a terrorist. Jesus, who said “the meek shall inherit the earth”, is depicted as a gay of salacious characters. Even the Almighty Himself is subject to all sorts of mockery and ridicule.

Only the holocaust is off limit to scrutiny. It is the modern Golden Calf whose status is more inviolable than any other subject.

Needless to say, this taboo, a mantra whose invocation justifies every conceivable crime under the sun, must be crushed under our feet.

We certainly, don’t say that the memory of innocent Jews killed at the hands of the German Nazis ought to be discarded or violated due to the satanic behavior of the Zio-Nazis of our time, namely the criminal state of Israel.

However, the cheap and virulent exploitation by Zionism of the memories of Jews killed during the Second World War, must be publicized and denounced in the strongest terms.

This is not a legitimate identification with legitimate victims of fascism. After all, Jewish fascism is not really fit or morally equipped to challenge German fascism on the basis of moral criteria.

The Germans invented the master race slogan, the Zionists are invoking the “Chosen people.” The Germans spoke of Untermenschen and Ubermenschen whereas the Zionists speak in terms of Jews and Goyem. The Germans spoke of Lebensraum while Zionist Jews are insisting that “Jews have the right to live anywhere.” Here the allusion is clear, namely that Zionist Jews have the right to arrogate and steal land that belongs to another people.

In short, Zio-Nazism and German Nazism are more or less two sides of the same coin. They are very much like tweedledee and tweedledum.

A few days ago, the London-based human rights organization Amnesty International castigate western countries for keeping silent and doing nothing in the face of crimes against humanity committed by Europe’s nefarious brat, Israel.

Amnesty underscored Israeli crimes against the people of Gaza:

“Among other things, they carried out indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against civilians, targeted and killed medical staff, used Palestinian civilians as 'human shields', and indiscriminately fired white phosphorus over densely populated residential areas," it added. "More than 1,380 Palestinians, including over 330 children and hundreds of other civilians, were killed."

This disgraceful silence and inaction on the part of the Old Continent stems mainly from the so-called holocaust guilt.

This is why Europe, with the exception of a few courageous men and women who have an active moral conscience and who are willing to call the proverbial spade a spade even if they find it in Jewish hands, is allowing Israel to carry out genocide and ethnic cleansing against the helpless Palestinians, in order to escape the ever haunting charges of anti-Semitism. Yes, some European states have spoken a few words against the latest Zionist crime in high seas in the Eastern Mediterranean. But that is all.

Well, anti-Semitism is wrong, but so is the blind support of Zio-Nazism which the hateful entity known as Israel embodies and exemplifies.

It is for all these reasons that Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims all over the globe must refrain from introducing Zionist propaganda into our school systems.

We already have Jewish Zionists and Christian Zionists. We certainly don’t need to have Muslim-Zionists as well.

We have been so tormented by these irredeemable liars, the world’s premier merchants of death and mendacity, so much so that we must be constantly vigilant in the face of anything and everything they try to get us to do either directly or via international bodies such as UNRWA.

In the final analysis, UNRWA itself has no right to tell our children what to learn and what not to learn. According to its mandate, it has no political role to play. Its job is to facilitate, not indoctrinate.

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