'Moordenaar Seveke handelde uit wraak'
donderdag 29 maart 2007 10:37
De man die heeft bekend dat hij Louis Seveke heeft vermoord, handelde uit wraak. Hij vond het onverteerbaar dat Seveke hem uit de Nijmeegse krakersscene had gegooid, zo schreef hij in een dagboek dat de politie vond.
Dat hebben bronnen bij politie en justitie tegen de regionale krant De Stentor gezegd.
De mannen kenden elkaar uit de Nijmeegse krakersscene. Volgens ingewijden beschuldigde Seveke de man, Martinus T., ervan dat hij een infiltrant was van de inlichtingendienst. In zijn dagboek zwoer hij voor die beschuldiging wraak te nemen. Uit de dagboeknotities zou ook blijken dat de man op het tijdstip van de moord in Nijmegen was.
Gisteren maakte de politie bekend dat het in de zaak-Seveke een man had aangehouden die vervolgens een bekentenis had afgelegd. De politie kwam hem per toeval op het spoor. De man werd gezocht wegens een serie bankovervallen en in het onderzoek daarnaar doorzocht de politie een garagebox. Daar troffen rechercheurs niet alleen wapens aan, maar ook ‘informatie’ over Seveke. De politie wilde gisteren geen details geven.
Over het motief wilde de politie evenmin veel kwijt. De Arnhemse hoofdofficier van Justitie Remco van der Tooren zei alleen dat de moordenaar geen politieke reden voor de moord had en de dat dader ook niet in politiekringen moest worden gezocht, zoals eerder werd gesuggereerd.
De familie van Seveke zei geschokt te zijn dat de moordenaar uit de krakersbeweging komt.
Martinus T. vluchtte na zijn daad naar Spanje, waar hij enige tijd als klusjesman werkte op een vakantiecomplex in de badplaats Blanes, schrijft De Telegraaf. De 'stomverbaasde' Nederlandse eigenaren, die hem kenden als ‘Mark’, zeggen tegen de krant dat hij ‘een stille en rustige jongen’ was.
Door Fleuriëtte van de Velde
woensdag 28 maart 2007 08:02
De Franse oproerpolitie heeft vannacht urenlang gevochten met honderd voornamelijk allochtone jongeren in het Parijse station Gare du Nord. De oproerpolitie moest traangas en honden inzetten
De jongeren bekogelden de politie met stenen, flessen en prullenbakken. De groep relschoppers zou vooral uit allochtone jongeren hebben bestaan, zo maakte een woordvoerder van het Parijse vervoersbedrijf bekend.
Aanleiding voor de onlusten zou het betrappen van een zwartrijder door twee conducteurs zijn geweest. Toen de jongen werd aangehouden, schoten anderen hem te hulp. Daarop vroegen de twee conducteurs assistentie van politie en Mobiele Eenheid.
A deepening rift between Turkey's AKP government and Turkey's highest court of appeals (the Yargitay) and high administrative court (the Danistay) has recently become a focus of public debate in Turkey, and has received extensive media coverage. On March 20, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) held a press conference to publicly protest against the government, for the first time in Turkey's history, because it obstructed the appointment of judges to the high courts for over 10 months so that it could fill vacant posts with its own Islamist-minded appointees.
This crisis comes amidst political tensions in the run-up to the presidential election in the AKP-majority parliament, which is set for May 16. It appears that the AKP government is seeking to postpone all important appointments until after the new president takes office, so as to avoid a probable veto of their nominees by the outgoing, staunchly secular President Ahmet Necdet Sezer. Secular circles fear the new president will be an Islamist - most probably the current prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, himself.
The following are excerpts from the Turkish press on the issue:
At the Tenth Islamic Summit Conference Putrajaya, Malaysia on October 16, 2003 the host President, Mohammed Mahathir called on the world’s Islam to seize on opportunities and develop a doctrine that can allege persecution of Islam under fictitious pretexts and create an appearance in which Muslims can claim superior moral ground particularly against Jews.
“But today the Jews rule this world by proxy… They survived 2000 years of pogroms not by hitting back, but by thinking. They invented and successfully promoted Socialism, Communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong… We must use our brains also,” said Mahathir and added that “There may be windows of opportunity for us now and in the future. We must seize these opportunities.”
By Douglas Farah
Two disturbing writing receiving widespread circulation in recent day tell me a great deal about how many Muslims in the United States perceive themselves and why U.S. policy is so far, and dangerously off the mark in countering the threat of Islamists.
The first is a Washington Post op-ed" by Genieve Abdo, the keynote speaker at a recent CAIR conference. In the piece she lays out, more strongly and honestly than most of the CAIR leaders have dared to do, the true Islamist/CAIR agenda in the United States.
She essentially outlines the Muslim Brotherhood position against Islamic assimilation into the Western world and starkly states that Islamist really have no interest in such assimiliation.
"What all this means is that Western hopes for full integration by Muslims in the West are unlikely to be realized and that the future of the Islamic world will be much more Islamic than Western," she writes. This is true as long as she, CAIR and other Islamist groups continue to preach to the new generation that the more alienated one is from our culture the closer to Allah they really are.
vrijdag 16 maart 2007 11:06
Nee, ik heb het Boekenweekgeschenk nog niet gelezen en zal er niets over zeggen (en ook al zou ik het wel gelezen hebben, dan hou ik er mijn mond over – als ex-Boekenweekschrijver moet je niet over Boekenweekboeken van anderen oordelen), maar in de media heb ik wel het een en ander gezien van Geert Mak. Zijn Boekenweekgeschenk draait om een brug in Istanbul.
Mak moet heel wat schoenzolen versleten hebben op de Brug der Bruggen, de Galata. Hij heeft er met een tolk rondgelopen en er vrienden gemaakt, misschien niet voor het leven, maar toch.
Hij zei het volgende op televisie maar ook in een interview in Het Parool: ‘Als je heel arm bent is waardigheid vaak het enige wat je nog hebt.’
By Andrew Cochran
Here are the transcripts of the interviews by the Defense Department of the three most senior Al Qaeda leaders in custody in the world, provided to us by Jean Charles Brisard. The Defense Department has posted more information at a special website.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: "I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z"
Abu Faraj al-Libi (who did not attend his session)
Ramzi Binalshibh (who refused to attend the session)
KSM claimed responsibility for planning up to 28 attacks, some of which were never carried out, and complained of torture while in custody. Al-Libi reportedly masterminded two bombings in Pakistan in December 2003 targeting President Pervez Musharraf for his support of the U.S.-led war on terror. Binalshibh is suspected of helping Mohammed with the 9-11 attack plan and is linked to a plot to crash aircraft into London's Heathrow Airport.
Our counter-terror sources report that Johnston, 44, was snatched Monday, March 12, in Gaza City, by the same group which together with Hamas kidnapped the Israeli soldier Gilead Shalit in June 2006. It is led by the brothers Mumtaz and Muetaz Durmush.
Palestinian security units have been going through the motions of hunting for the missing journalist, throwing up roadblocks and searching vehicles. In actual fact, they know exactly who is holding him. Although it is an open secret, the Palestinian authorities, like the British, who maintain a broad intelligence presence in the Gaza Strip, and Israel all feign ignorance about the party behind the kidnap.
The BBC is counting on a private deal for freeing Johnston, thereby giving the Durmush brothers another boost. Every few weeks the al Qaeda group they head targets a Westerner as a hostage. All of them, excepting the Israeli soldier, have been ransomed for hundreds of thousands of dollars, a supply of weapons and guarantees of safety for the Durmishes and their Sword of Islam gang.
DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources see this process, which repeats itself periodically, as abject surrender by the United States, Britain, other European governments and Israel to a virulent form of al Qaeda terror instead of fighting it.
From 2003 to 2006 I worked as a civil servant
in the Berchem borough of Antwerp, Flanders. Berchem is a multicultural neighbourhood with many immigrants of Turkish and Moroccan origin. My job was to promote the integration of these people and foster good relations between the different ethnic groups living in Berchem. Prior to 2003 I worked in Antwerp North, another neighbourhood with many immigrants.
During the past years I noted how radical Islamists groups began to take over the immigrant neighbourhoods. I warned for this danger in my reports to the city authorities. The latter made it clear to me that they did not like my reports. They said my reports read like “Vlaams Belang tracts.” The VB is the local anti-immigration party. When I kept reporting about what I saw happening around me I was fired.
By Jonathan Winer
An important article in The New Yorker by Sy Hersh describes in detail a redirection of U.S. counter-terrorsim policy away from focusing on extreme Sunni forces in the Middle East in order to redirect it against Iran and Syria.
In Hersh's words:
"To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda."
By Olivier Guitta
In fact, Kuwaiti daily Al Seyassah believes that Paris and London have reinforced security measures after the Israeli Mossad provided them with reliable information on the terrorist threat represented by Hezbollah cells helped by Iranian Services based in the Iranian embassies and consulates in Europe. The targets would be the Israeli diplomatic and consular representations as well as Israeli nationals and Israeli interests in Europe in general. According to British sources quoted by the newspaper, “some Lebanese Shiites living legally in Great Britain, and other clandestine ones, are being monitored since last Tuesday, whereas other Arab nationals infiltrated clandestinely in the United Kingdom were stopped and expelled”. The daily newspaper adds that “hundreds of Lebanese Shiites who own small restaurants and taxis, use their businesses to to spy and smuggle goods. From now on, they are monitored by Scotland Yard and MI-5”. According to the analysis of Mossad, quoted by the newspaper, “Hezbollah feels encircled and choked since its expulsion of South Lebanon. The disappearance of the Iranian general Asghari could represent an excuse for Hezbollah to attack Israel abroad through terrorism”. The daily newspaper believes that “ militants of Hezbollah recently entered French territory through northern neighboring countries and settled in cities with a strong Moroccan and Algerian community. Two lawyers of Maghrebi descent would have helped the Hezbollah commandos to enter French territory”.
If this latest info were to be confirmed, it would be quite worrisome since French intelligence do not have a good grasp on Shiite sleeping terror cells operating inside the country, compared to their outstanding knowledge of Sunni terrorism. Keep in mind that Hezbollah already successfully orchestrated a wave of terror attacks in France killing over a dozen and injuring 300 in public places in particular in Paris.
A British doctor insists that drug addiction is not a disease, but a response to personal and existential problems -- and can be cured by an effort of the will.
Moral offloading is as old as we are. Adam and Eve invented it ("The woman/ serpent made me do it.") Literature is loaded with more sophisticated examples: Dr Jekyll has Mr Hyde; Dorian Gray has his portrait.