Free the Shoe Warrior!

 

 

 

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18 December 2008

 

His Excellency the Ambassador of Iraq                 

Iraq Embassy
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

 

Dear Sir,

 

 

SUB: FREE IRAQI PATRIOT MUNTATHER AL-ZAIDI

 

 

We are proud of Muntather Al-Zaidi for hurling his shoes at President Bush, shouting: “You dog! This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.” The throwing of the shoes symbolizes the anger of the Arabs, the Muslims and all peace loving people of the world at the atrocities committed by Bush and his Iraqi stooges against the Iraqi people, and the continuing illegal occupation of Iraq.

 

It is an act of great heroic defiance to power that will inspire millions of youths throughout the world to stand up and oppose United States imperialism and its local agents. It’s a message to the oppressors that all your cruise missiles and weapons of mass destruction cannot destroy the spirit of the Iraqi people to resist occupation and win freedom and justice.

 

The flying shoes aimed at Bush and his stooges symbolizes the victory of the poorly armed Iraqi Resistance over the heavily armed American Forces and the local traitors. Muntather’s brave act, knowing that he will be caught and tortured and may even be killed, has redeemed the honour and dignity of the Arabs and Muslims which have been bartered away by the despots and dictators of the  Arab and Muslim world.

 

We understand from news reports that Muntather has been tortured and wounded by the Iraqi and American security forces. The torturers and their Western masters must realize that they will have to pay for their crimes when the people of Iraq end the occupation and achieve liberation and freedom.

 

It has also been reported that he may be sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for insulting Bush. The one who should be in prison is not Muntather but Bush, the war criminal, who is responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million Iraqis and 4200 U.S soldiers, and the displacement of 5 million Iraqis.

 

We join hands with millions of people throughout the world and demand that the Iraqi Government immediately and unconditionally release the Iraqi patriot Muntather Al-Zaidi and bring to justice his torturers. 

 

 

Yours truly,

 

S.M Mohamed Idris

Chairman

Citizens International

 

 

 

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Mumbai Terror Attacks: The Mossad Angle

They killed Hemant Karkare, chief of the police anti-terrorist squad in Mumbai, to send a message that you cannot investigate the Mossad-RSS angle


by Amaresh Misra


MUMBAI, INDIA 4:00AM — Mumbai is under attack. People and forces who killed Mahatama Gandhi, who demolished the Babari Mosque have triumphed. More than 16 groups of terrorists have taken over Taj, Oberai and several hotels. Hundreds of people are dead. For the first time no one is blaming Muslim organizations. The Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare and other officers of the ATS have been killed. These were the same people who were investigating the Malegaon Blasts – in which Praggya Singh, an army officer and several other noted personalities of the BJP-RSS-Bajrang Dal-VHP were arrested. Karkare was the man to arrest them. Karkare was receiving threats from several quarters. LK Advani, the BJP chief and several other prominent leaders of the so-called Hindu terrorism squad were gunning for his head. And the first casualty in the terrorist attack was Karkare! He is dead – gone – the firing by terrorists began from Nariman House – which is the only building in Mumbai inhabited by Jews. Some Hindu Gujaratis of the Nariman area spoke live on several TV channels – they openly said that the firing by terrorists began from Nariman house. And that for two years suspicious activities were going on in this house. But no one took notice.


Our worst fears have come true. It is clear that Mossad is involved in the whole affair. An entire city has been attacked by Mossad and probably units of mercenaries. It is not possible for one single organization to plan and execute such a sophisticated operation. It is clear that this operation was backed by communal forces from within the Indian State. The Home Minister Shivraj Patil should resign. The RSS-BJP-VHP-Bajrang Dal should be banned. Advani and others ought to be arrested. Today is a day of shame for all Indians and all Hindus. Muslims and secular Hindus have been proven right. RSS type forces and Israel are all involved in not only destabilizing but finishing India. India should immediately snap all relations with Israel. We owe this much to Karkare and the brave ATS men who had shown the courage to arrest Praggya Singh, Raj Kumar Purohit, the army officer and several others.


A photograph published in Urdu Times, Mumbai, clearly shows that Mossad and ex-Mossad men came to India and met Sadhus and other pro-Hindutva elements recently. A conspiracy was clearly hatched.


This is a moment of reckoning especially for Hindus of India. The killers of Gandhi have struck again. If we are true Sanatanis and true Hindus and true nationalists and true patriots we have to see this act as a clear attack by anti-national deshdrohi forces. Praggya Singh, Advani and the entire brand is anti-national. They ought to be shot. Any Hindu siding with them is hereafter warned of serious consequences.


This is a question of nationalism. If no one else, the Indian army will not take this lying down. Communal, anti-national forces have attacked the very foundation of the Indian constitution and the nation. We will fight a civil war if need be against the pro-Hindutva, communal forces and their Israeli backers.


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Dr. Amaresh Misra is an historian/journalist. His most recent book “War of Civilizations: India AD 1857” was released in March 2008 by the Vice President of India Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari.

Quranic wisdom for Men and Women

Al-Ahzab (The Confederates)
Chapter 33: Verse 35

Equal Footing
For Muslim men and women, for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in charity, for men and women who fast, for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in Allah’s praise, for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward.

Initially, Quranic verses used only the masculine plural form to refer to the women and men in the new faith community. For years, “believers” (al-muminun), and “the truthful” (as-sadiqun), either referred specifically to men or to the men and women who constituted the Prophet’s first Companions. Once, a woman (or several, according to the different traditions) asked the Prophet why women were not explicitly mentioned in the revealed message. The Book – which, while revealing a universal message, also included responses to the questions asked by the Men around the Prophet – was later to mention women and men distinctively, as in the above verse.

This evolution of the message is part of divine teaching in the process of revelation carried out over twenty-three years: the faithful are thus led to evolve in their understanding of things and critically reconsider some of their cultural or social practices. The status of women, who were sometimes killed at birth because of the shame they might bring, was to be reformed in stages, as verses were revealed.

It thus appeared more and more clearly that the Quran’s message and the Prophet’s attitude were apt to free women from the cultural shackles of Arab tribes and clans and from the practices of the time. The Creator addresses women as being on an equal footing with men, their status as beings and believers is the same as men’s, and the requirements of worship are absolutely identical.

Compiled From:
Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation” – Tariq Ramadan, pp. 209, 210