BELGRADE. Sherry Jones’ The Jewel of Medina, recently withdrawn, will be returned to Belgrade’s bookstores. The publisher said that readers’ reactions were positive and that the book would soon be published in most European countries.
By Naser Khader, September 11 2008
Today marks the seven year anniversary of the attack on World Trade Center in New York. At least 2,986 people lost their lives in the terrorist assault, which was planned and executed by Al Qaeda.
The tragedy came as a shock to the free and democratic world, and the response was swift. The War on Terror was declared, and also Denmark volunteered to join battling the evil that terrorism is an expression of.
Yesterday evening youths in Kuregem, an immigrant neighbourhood of Brussels, threw stones at buses of the Flemish public transport company De Lijn. No passengers got hurt though the buses, heading for Flanders, the Dutch-speaking area surrounding Brussels, were damaged and windows were shattered. The youths were said to be angry because earlier in the day Flemish politicians had tried to hold a vigil for the victims of the 2001 9/11 attacks in Manhattan.
The film has been banned everywhere in the Western world! Including the Internet!!! Just try to find it online! It's a total surrender to terror. Appeasement based on fear!
I finally found only one site willing to show the film. To see the full version of the banned documentary click on Fitna Movie at Arutz Sheva.
PARIS. Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians to make their voices heard in France and other countries that have strong traditions of secularism, saying Friday that politics and religion must be open to each other.
At least 1,500 rightists from around Europe are expected to attend a protest next weekend over the start of building work on Cologne's grand mosque, triggering fears of violent clashes, Germany's news agency DPA reported.
Riot police throughout North Rhine-Westphalia state are being readied to separate the rightist anti-mosque protesters from up to 40,000 opponents expected to show up at the rally, being held in Cologne's central Heumarkt square.
Russian troops pull back under another ceasefire deal, but new ambiguities arise over deploying European monitors
THE French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, smiled happily. His Georgian counterpart, Mikheil Saakashvili, looked an unhealthy shade of grey. Yet his troops were routed in the August war with Russia, so he was in no position to bargain for better terms than Mr Sarkozy had brought from Moscow. At a joint press conference in the early hours of September 9th he thanked Mr Sarkozy fulsomely. Under the circumstances, with Russian forces soon to pull out of parts of Georgia where they had earlier dug in, the deal was not a bad one.
A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 17 nations finds that majorities in only nine of them believe that al Qaeda was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
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In no country does a majority agree on another possible perpetrator, but in most countries significant minorities cite the US government itself and, in a few countries, Israel. These responses were given spontaneously to an open-ended question that did not offer response options.
On average, 46 percent say that al Qaeda was behind the attacks while 15 percent say the US government, seven percent Israel, and seven percent some other perpetrator. One in four say they do not know.
PARIS. France has arrested 55 militant Islamists this year and the country's prisons have become a favourite recruiting ground for such groups, Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said in an interview published on Thursday.
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado. Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s entire life has been a battle of opposing beliefs. She was raised in a strict Islamic household where at a young age she was tormented by the religion’s abusive teachings towards women and violence towards non-believers.
HE HAGUE. "Developments in the recent period have made the international terrorist threat for the Netherlands more manifest. The main reason for this still appears to lie in the film Fitna, considered by Jihadists as a serious insult and a provocation," the National Anti-terrorism Coordinator (NCTb) states in its latest quarterly report.
THE HAGUE. The Netherlands has still not received any promises from Iran that Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen's highest civil servant will be given access to human rights activist Abdullah al-Mansouri.
PARIS. Police in western France detained five people Thursday suspected of planning to carry out a terrorist attack, as the interior minister warned on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks that the threat of terrorism in France remains high.
In an interview with French daily Le Figaro to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, French Interior Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie said Islamism in France was very much alive and had found an ideal recruiting ground in the country's prisons.
Democratically elected politicians in the West have strayed far from their mission to protect citizens of their country. With few constraints, they have abused their positions of trust, and have chosen to use our tax revenue to undermine, overpopulate, and dissolve our social fabric. The business of running the state efficiently is apparently not as glamorous as hobnobbing with terrorists or selling citizenships to people who harm us.