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News and Views 14th November 2002
1. Sonia Xtian congress supports NLFT.
2. Nuclear Deceit.
3. 'Muslims worse than Nazis': Pat Robertson.
4. "Why run after White skin? Brown is Beautiful." By Francois Gautier.
5. Behind the Veil: A Muslim Woman Speaks Out.
6. "Apna hi sikka khota" by Varsha Bhosle.
7. President Putin of Russia possesses guts and also a clear head; he can speak the Truth about Islamist Terrorists, their aims and objectives on this Earth.
Item1: - Sonia Xtian congress supports NLFT
Courtesy: [email protected] Date 11th November 2002.
The National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) is alleged to have close links with the Congress (I), while the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) is reportedly aligned with the ruling Left Front. It is now increasingly clear that the militancy in the State is substantially supported and sustained by the political patronage received by these groups. In fact, this has been the case with every terrorist movement in all parts of the country, and the Northeast is far from an exception.
As we know NLFT is doing forced Xtian conversion in Tripura and is linked to Sonia Xtian congress.
This website is run by KPS Gill.
Item 2: - Nuclear Deceit
Courtesy: [email protected]
WASHINGTON POST.COM, NOVEMBER 10, 2002
By Jim Hoagland
Sunday, November 10, 2002; Page B07
North Korea's determined covert pursuit of new nuclear weapons may stretch back five years and may now be on the verge of success. This much is certain: Pyongyang's recently uncovered nuclear deceit forces the world's powers to reexamine basic attitudes toward proliferation and deterrence.
The deceit was not a solitary, lunatic effort to trick the United States and overturn decades of nonproliferation rules and treaties. This was a calculated, strategic joint venture by North Korea and Pakistan. They conspired to ignore all rules and agreements -- especially Pyongyang's 1994 deal with the Clinton administration to freeze development of nuclear weapons -- and to share the right to possess atomic arsenals and missiles capable of vaporizing their neighbors.
"We developed hard confirmation of the program this summer," says a senior Bush administration official, who cited "shards of evidence" of the North Korea-Pakistan nuclear relationship going back to 1997. "Those turned into pretty clear suspicions by 1998, and by 1999 the North Koreans committed to this program."
The United States must align itself with responsible nuclear powers that do not proliferate. Britain, France, India, Russia and Israel appear to fit that category. They must cooperate to constrain the appetites and abilities of irresponsible nuclear powers. North Korea and Pakistan stand at the top of the list of irresponsible, and they must not be given leeway to help lengthen it.
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Item 3: - 'Muslims worse than Nazis': Pat Robertson
Courtesy: [email protected] Date 13th November 2002.
US evangelist says Muslims worse than Nazis
Washington, November 12
A popular US televangelist's accusation that Muslims are "worse than the Nazis" and call for Jews to wake up to the threat drew fire on Tuesday from a leading American-Islamic group which warned the comments could spark violence.
In his remarks, Christian preacher and conservative commentator Pat Robertson said Muslims were bent on exterminating Jews, citing select passages from the Koran that liken Jews to apes and pigs.
"Somehow I wish the Jews in America would wake up, open their eyes and read what is being said about them," Robertson told viewers of his Christian Broadcasting Network news program on late Monday.
"This is worse than the Nazis," said the one-time presidential hopeful, who has been highly critical of Islam in the past. "Adolf Hitler was bad, but what the Muslims want to do to the Jews is worse."
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Item 4: - "Why run after White skin? Brown is Beautiful." By Francois Gautier
Courtesy: [email protected] Date: November 12, 2002.
White man's burden?
Why do Indians have such an attraction towards white skin? I am a White and a born Christian - but even after more than 30 years in India, this attraction in its people still baffles me. I have looked in my mind for answers.
When I see Mr Bill Gates coming to give charity to the poor and ignorant Indians, who do not know how to handle sex and are on the way to becoming the largest AIDS reservoir in the world, I wonder: Do Indians really believe in what the White man says? Do they need a White man to tell them what to do and what not to do?
Why don't Indians understand that Brown is beautiful? White people spend hours in the beach and put a hundred cream and lotions to get tanned. Why this obsession in Indian woman to have white skin? And why this growing trend to colour their hair blonde? How come the two most popular actors in India, Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan, have very fair skins and blue eyes? Why this craze about "fair" brides? If you find the answer to that, you will understand the reason behind Indians' fatal attraction towards Mr Bill Gates, Ms Sonia Gandhi and Mother Teresa.
In my mind the greatest factor behind India's love of the White is the absurd theory of Aryan invasion.
According to this theory, which was actually devised in the 18th and 19th century by British linguists and archaeologists, the first inhabitants of India were good-natured, peaceful, dark-skinned shepherds called the Dravidians, who had founded what is now known as the Harappan or the Indus Valley civilisation. They were supposedly remarkable builders: Witness the city of Mohenjo-Daro in Sind. But they had no culture to speak of, that is to say no literature, no proper script even. Then, around 1500 BC, India is said to have been invaded by tribes called the Aryans: white-skinned, nomadic people, who originated somewhere in Western Russia and imposed upon the Dravidians the hateful caste system. To the Aryans are attributed Sanskrit, the Vedic-Hindu religion, India's greatest spiritual texts, the Vedas, as well as a host of subsequent writings, like the Upanishads.
This was indeed a masterstroke on the part of the British: Thanks to the Aryan invasion theory, they showed on the one hand that the Indian civilisation was not that ancient and that it was secondary to the cultures which influenced the Western world, and that whatever good things India had developed had been as a result of the influence of the West. Thus, Sanskrit, instead of being known as the mother of all Indo-European languages, became just a branch of their huge family; thus, the religion of Zarathustra is said to have influenced Hinduism, and not vice versa.
It is time for you Indians to wake up. You are as great, if not greater, than the White man. You can do as well, if not better, than the White man. Not only did your forefathers devise some of the basic principles of mathematics, astrology, or surgical medicine, not only are your people today amongst the most brilliant in the world - half of Silicon valley is of people of Indian origin; 30 per cent of UK's doctors are Indians - but you still hold within yourselves a unique spiritual knowledge, which once roamed the world, but which has now disappeared, replaced by the intolerant creed of the two major monotheistic religions, which say: "If you don't believe in my true God, I will either kill you or convert you." Wake-up India. Brown is beautiful, smart and it is the future.
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Item 5: - Behind the Veil: A Muslim Woman Speaks Out
Courtesy: [email protected] Date 11th November 2002.
By MARLISE SIMONS
New York Times, November 9, 2002
AMSTERDAM - Ayaan Hirsi Ali had done well in the 10 years since she arrived in the Netherlands as a young refugee from Somalia and, until a few months ago, she lived a quiet life in her adopted land. Never did she intend to create a national commotion.
She studied Dutch, took on cleaning jobs, went to university and worked as a political scientist. She made a name for herself pressing for the emancipation of Muslim women and documenting how thousands, living even here, were subjected to beatings, incest and emotional and sexual abuse.
On several Web sites, other Muslims said she deserved to be knifed and shot. Explicit death threats by telephone soon followed. The police told her to change homes and the mayor of Amsterdam sent bodyguards. She tried living in hiding.
Finally, last month, she became a refugee again, fleeing the Netherlands.
"I had to speak up," she said, in a telephone interview from her hiding place, "because most spokesmen for Muslims are men and they deny or belittle the enormous problems of Muslim women locked up in their Dutch homes."
The theme of injustice toward women in Islamic countries has become common in the West, but it has gained fresh currency through Ms. Hirsi Ali's European perspective, her study of Dutch immigrants and her own life. Born in Mogadishu, she grew up a typical Muslim girl in Somalia.When she was 5, she underwent the "cruel ritual," as she called it,
Of genital cutting. When her father, a Somali opposition politician, had to flee the country's political troubles, the family went to Saudi Arabia, where, she said, she was kept veiled and, much of the time, indoors.
"Sexual abuse in the family causes the most pain because the trust is violated on all levels," she said. "The father or the uncle say nothing, nor do the mother and the sisters. It happens regularly - the incest, the beatings, the abortions. Girls commit suicide. But no one says anything. And social workers are sworn to professional secrecy."
"At the very least Islam is facing backward and it has failed to provide a moral framework for our time," she said in one conversation. "If the West wants to help modernize Islam, it should invest in women because they educate the children."
One thing is certain: the death threats against Ms. Hirsi Ali have given more prominence to her ideas, which have now become the subject of intense debate among Dutch policy makers. The Dutch Liberal Party has invited her to become a candidate in the parliamentary elections next January.
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Item 6: - Apna hi sikka khota
Courtesy: [email protected] Date: 11th November 2002.
Apna hi sikka khota
"Sometimes the best course is a good offense... The President has made clear that we fight the war on terrorism wherever we need. Terrorists don't recognize any borders or nations," said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.
The Bush administration's sanctioning the killing of 6 people only suspected of being terrorists, without any show of proof or trial...?
Well, just days later, and much to the breast-beating by the EU (ie, European Ummah), George W's Republican Party won a landslide victory for the control of Congress. The GOP made gains in the House of Representatives (which it already controlled) and grabbed the Senate, too. Joseph Cirincione, an analyst with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said, "Any talk of restraining the President or qualifying any of his foreign policy initiatives with congressional action is now gone. And the Democrats --- forget it, man. When they get whipped like this, it takes them a year to recover. They don't have a clue what to do."
In short, the American people not only endorsed President Bush's war on terrorism and his aggressive foreign policy, but also approved his methods of waging war. Meaning, the American *people* --- and I emphasise "people" to exclude Californians and the dense human rights-walas --- know the implication of the words "war" and "terrorism" (even though the President himself is pretty much clueless about which country has been and is the hub of Islamic terrorism).
In a country notorious for crackpot litigation, no busybody emerged to scream, "Murder in Yemen", no NGO filed a complaint with any national or international human rights body against the killings, and, there was no page after page after page after page of "investigation" by the "liberal" media buffoons.
the American people never are bombarded with a plethora of garbage on "Dr" Krishna, Kuldip Nayar, "Ansal Plaza: 7 key
questions," or directions by the NHRC (which Chandan Mitra aptly
calls the 'National Terrorist Rights Commission').
Such ignominies are what we Indians bring upon ourselves by not exercising our power to block and discard. This weakness is based on our very special sense of "tradition" --- the same that elevates dumb bovines to human motherhood, revels in the janoi syndrome, worships Gandhian ahimsa, or takes pride in generations supporting a single political party or subscribing to a broadsheet, no matter their degeneration. When we cannot break the mould of rotting traditions, neither do politicians, nor does the country.
Jihadis Masood Azhar and Mushtaq Zargar are safely escorted to Afghanistan by Jaswant Singh on December 31, 1999. They go on to form and lead Jaish-e-Muhammad and Al-Umar, respectively, which jihad groups proceed to take hundreds of Indian lives.
On November 5, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed asks for a unilateral Ramzan ceasefire and "unconditional dialogue" with jihadis. On November 7, Lashkar-e-Taiba threatens to step up suicide attacks on security installations in J&K during Ramzan. On the same day, the army is ordered to relax the night curfew imposed in terrorism-prone areas of J&K. On November 10, the army is made to call off roadside frisking and checking during "the holy month" of Ramzan.
Why are terrorists held in jail when they should have been put to sleep years ago...?
Compare Atal Bihari Vajpayee's response to the hijacking of IC-814 with Vladimir Putin's reaction to the Chechen jihadis' hostage-taking at the Palace of Culture. Aboard the plane were 155 people; in the Moscow theatre were some 900 people. Even so, the Kremlin made only one counter-offer --- that the jihadis' lives would be spared if they freed the hostages --- and had the special forces gas them, killing 116 hostages but saving over 700. Simultaneously, Russian army units began combing the Chechen republic for jihadis. And that was that. What is the message that Russia gave to the world at large...?
Simple: "Don't Mess With Spetsnaz" --- the special operations forces (in Russian, "spetsialnogo naznacheniia"), which ultra-elite units exist not only in the army, but in all of Russia's "force ministries" as well. They are directly subordinate to the President, and act on his orders or on the orders of officials who have been given special authority by the commander-in-chief. Oh, didn't you know, President Putin is from a Spetsnaz background (no, this information ain't on the net; it came to me from an Indian Army special ops guy). A single-minded concern for the country's security is what separates jilebiwalas from Presidents.
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Item 7: - President Putin of Russia possesses guts and also a clear head; he can speak the Truth about Islamist Terrorists, their aims and objectives on this Earth
Courtesy: [email protected] Date: 13th November 2002.
A PTI report in Indian Express dt 13th November 2002 datelined Moscow gives a following news item:
"Putins Circumcision remark shocks media"
Russia's media expressed shock on Tuesday over a remark by President Vladimir Putin at The Russia-EU summit in which he urged a western reporter asking about the war in Chechnya to come to Moscow and get "circumcised."
At a press meet of Russia-EU summit in Brussels on Monday, when asked by a Danish reporter why Russia was using mine warfare in the separatist North Caucasus Republic and exterminating Chechen civilians, Putin reportedly became infuriated and launched an unprecedented defense. "You, if I am not mistaken, represent an ally and therefore in danger" Putin told the reporter."
'They talk about killing non-Muslims, and if you are a Christian, you are in danger. Even if you are an atheist, you are in danger" he said.
"if you decide to become a Muslim- even then you are not safe. If you are prepared to become the most radical Islamist and get circumcised- I invite you to Moscow." Putin said.
Please note that the PTI correspondent only gives a detailed statement of Putin but fails to quote Moscow dailies who ostensibly have expressed shock.
Anyway media expresses condemnation or criticism point-by-point but expressing shock is rarely done by any media.
Or is it that PTI correspondent mostly a "secularist" from Hindustan has been shocked out of his wits by Putin.
Indian leaders in spite of exposure to Islam have never given such a statement.
Putin has suffered a theatre siege in which around 100 Russians were killed but we have suffered a thousand " Moscow like sieges" over last 10 centuries.
But no Indian Putin and only "shocks". No wonder terrorism thrives in our land.