Baykal criticizes fine on Dogan Group

In an interview with news channel NTV yesterday, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal responded to allegations of corruption regarding CHP official Mehmet Sevigen, saying that no action will be taken until and unless the allegations are proved.

Baykal also criticized a tax evasion fine imposed on the Dogan Group this week, saying it was meant to muzzle the opposition. In related news, opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli yesterday criticized the campaign rhetoric of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of elections late next month.

Source: Milliyet-Hurriyet (Turkey), February 20, 2009

Ein dreifaches Hoch auf den tschechischen Präsidenten Klaus!

19.02.2009

Klaus

Tumult im Europa-Parlament! Genauer gesagt im EUdSSR-Politbüro-Abnickverein! Das ist Musik in meinen Ohren! Hier erstmal die Rede des tschechischen Präsidenten Vaclav Klaus vor dem EU-Wohlfahrtsausschuß:

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Joachim Starbatty: Ein Veto gegen die EU!

20.02.2009

EUdSSR

Joachim Starbatty ist Vorsitzender der Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft und emeritierter Professor der Universität Tübingen. Er macht derzeit Schlagzeilen wegen der von ihm mitunterzeichneten Klage gegen den EU-Verfassungsvertrag am Karlsruher
Bundesverfassungsgericht. Ein Artikel der Weltwoche 08/09:

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Italien lässt Bürgerwehr zu

In Italien sind ab sofort Bürgerwehren erlaubt. Die Regierung von Silvio Berlusconi verabschiedete am Freitag eine entsprechende Eilverordnung zur Sicherheitspolitik.

(sda/dpa) «Die Massnahmen, die sich unter anderem gegen sexuelle Gewalt richten, sind einstimmig verabschiedet worden und enthalten auch die umstrittenen Bürgerwehren», erklärte der italienische Verteidigungsminister Ignazio La Russa am Ende der Ministerratssitzung in Rom.

«Die Bürgerwehren sind nur mit Handy und Funkgeräten ausgestattet und müssen vom jeweiligen Bürgermeister und der Polizeipräfektur organisiert und kontrolliert werden», sagte Innenminister Roberto Maroni.

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Bosnian Imam claims child molestation innocence

February 18, 2009
SERBIANNA

The convicted Bosnian Muslim Imam that was sentenced to 18 months in jail for sexually molesting an underage girl told the gathering audience in the Bosnian village where he served and committed the crime that he is innocent and his claims were supported by a chorus of little Muslim girls that gathered around him to weep and shout that the molestation claims area a "Lie".

"Liers," little girls shouted in the chorus while weeping for the Imam Reshind Omerhodzic who, witnesses testified, took a young underage Muslim girl N.T. to his office and made her hold his penis repeatedly.

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Geert Wilders and the Fight for Europe

Bat Ye`or        16 februari 2009

Does defending Western values constitute “inciting hatred”?

Britain has just witnessed the spectacle of a duly elected parliamentarian from another EU country, Geert Wilders of the Netherlands, being denied entry to the country because he constituted “a threat to public policy.” Wilders, after being detained briefly at Heathrow, was sent back to Holland — where he has further legal troubles. Three weeks earlier, a Dutch appeals court had ordered prosecutors to begin criminal proceedings against Wilders for “inciting hatred and discrimination” and “insulting Muslim worshippers” through his public statements and his 2008 film, Fitna. The order to proceed with the criminal prosecution resulted from pressure put on European states and on the UN Human Rights Council by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). The OIC’s aim is to punish and suppress any alleged Islamophobia, around the world but particularly in Europe, and it has been a leader in creating the conditions that made the U.K.s Wilders ban possible. Lees verder...

NOS manipuleerde berichtgeving over GAZA

Stichting WAAR en de Israel-Facts groep        17 februari 2009

Dat de Main Stream Media anti-Israël zijn, is bij HVV-lezers bekend. De stichting Waarheid Accuratesse Authenticiteit Reportages (WAAR) en Israel-Facts monitorgroep vergeleek de berichtgeving van de NOS met die van de ARD en ZDF (eerste en tweede Duitse net) en Israëlische stations. Conclusie van het onderzoek was dat de NOS stelselmatig op alle genoemde onderzoekspunten niet aan haar eigen code voldeed; op tal van punten de kijker essentiële informatie onthield en in vele gevallen selectief en soms zelfs manipulatief te werk ging in haar taak als primaire nieuwsbron in Nederland. Hieronder een samenvatting van het rapport, met links naar het volledige rapport en een bijlage met links naar websites met relevante informatie.
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42 Prozent der Türkinnen leiden unter Gewalt

Ankara. Eine große Untersuchung in der Türkei ergab: 42 Prozent der Frauen werden von ihren Männern geschlagen oder vergewaltigt. Familienministerin Nimet Cubukcu spricht von einem „ernsten gesellschaftlichen Problem”.

Erschreckendes Ergebnis einer Untersuchung der türkischen Regierung: fast die Hälfte der Frauen werden in der Türkei Opfer häuslicher Gewalt. Zum Vergleich: In den Niederlanden berichtet „nur” jede fünfte Frau von Misshandlungen. In der Türkei schweigen die meisten Opfer, viele finden es sogar normal, von ihrem Mann geschlagen zu werden.

„Ich war 23 Jahre verheiratet, und all die Zeit über habe ich physische und sexuelle Gewalt erdulden müssen. Mein Mann kam frustriert nach Hause, weil er beim Glücksspiel verloren hatte, und schlug mich. Dann wollte er Sex, und wenn ich mich zu weigern versuchte, gab es weitere Schläge.” Dieses Zitat stammt von einer 44-jährigen Türkin, zweifache Mutter, die nach 23 Ehejahren inzwischen geschieden ist.

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Geert Wilders: Brown ist der größte Feigling Europas!

13.02.2009

Koranklo

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The Arab and Muslim World Condemns Human Rights Violations Only When Perpetrated by Non-Muslims

February 11, 2009 No. 2239
Arab Liberals: The Arab and Muslim World Condemns Human Rights Violations Only When Perpetrated by Non-Muslims

In response to the sweeping condemnation in the Arab and Muslim world of Israel's actions in Gaza, and the calls to prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes, liberal Arab writers have accused the Arabs and Muslims of hypocrisy. The liberal website www.elaph.com has published two articles in this vein, by Egyptian liberal Kamal Ghobrial and by Kuwaiti liberal Fahker Al-Sultan. Both writers point out that the Arab and Muslim world is quick to express outrage over atrocities and human rights violations when Arabs or Muslims are victimized by non-Muslims, but turns a blind eye - or even condones the violations - when the victims are non-Muslims, or when Muslims prosecute their own brothers, as happened in Saddam's Iraq and is happening today in Darfur. The writers argue that this double standard stems from the problem of hatred for the other, and especially towards Jews. Al-Sultan emphasizes the role of the traditional Islamic mentality - and of political Islam, which exploits this mentality - in promoting inflexible xenophobic and antisemitic attitudes.

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A ban that only helps the extremists – on both sides

Mr Wilders has received far more attention than if he had been let in

 

Friday, 13 February 2009

Lord Pearson of Rannoch must be feeling pleased with himself. The UK Independence Party peer's invitation to the Dutch politician Geert Wilders to attend a screening of his offensively anti-Islamic film, Fitna, in the House of Lords was intended as a publicity generating act of provocation. It has achieved both publicity and provocation. And Mr Wilders did not even need to set foot in Parliament.

Just as depressing has been the apparent eagerness of some in Britain to be provoked by the invitation. Their vociferous response has ensured that Mr Wilders' obnoxious prejudices have achieved a far wider airing in Britain than they would otherwise have enjoyed. These opposing sides – which feed on such rows – have more in common than their rhetoric suggests.

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Holland considering Bosnia breakup?

February 3, 2009 – 7:11 am

Dutch ministry of foreign affairs is considering the possibility of breaking up Bosnia and splitting off the Serbian entity reports Serbian daily Vecernje Novosti who says it saw such documents.

The paper says that the Bosnian Ambassador at the Hague, Miranda Sidran-Kamisalic, says the paper, has informed her bosses in Sarajevo that Holland’s director for political questions Pieter de Gooijer is seriously considering the option of breaking Bosnia up.

According to her report, de Gooijer wants to see the the international commissioner’s office in Bosnia shut down as soon as possible. Holland is considering transforming that office into an office of an EU representative.

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Bosnia chief Imam supports Wahhabis

February 8, 2009 – 8:39 pm

Bosnian MUslim chief Imam Mustafa Ceric has expressed his support for the growing Wahhabi brand of Islam in Bosnia and condemned those who are worried over the spread of this extremist islamic doctrine for “spreading islamophobia”.

“Those that are accusing us that their situation is bad because of Islam and the ‘new’ Muslims are joining the islamophobia that is us, Bosnian Muslims, old and new remind on the experience of the survived genocide,” said Ceric during the ISlamic prayer on Friday in the mosque in the eastern town of Sokolac.

Ceric also said that to some “new muslims who call themselves Wahhabis” are troubling and that is because these Muslims have “survived genocide and are against the regime of apartheid” that dominates in Bosnia.

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An Escalating Regional Cold War –

Part I: The 2009 Gaza War
By: Y. Carmon, Y. Yehoshua, A. Savyon, and H. Migron *

Table of Contents

Introduction

The 2009 Gaza War: Timeline

The Iranian-Saudi/Shi'ite-Sunni Rivalry in the Wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution

The Escalation of the Conflict During Ahmadinejad's Presidency

Iran Extends Its Influence Into the Arab World

The Emergence of the Iran-Syria-Qatar-Hizbullah Axis

The 2009 Gaza War Deepens the Schism Between the Two Camps

After The War - The Schism Between the Two Camps is An Acknowledged Fact

The Saudi Camp: Iran Is Responsible for the Rift in the Arab World

"The Trojan Horse" - Qatar's Role in Consolidating the Iranian Axis

Two Camps, Two Contrasting Approaches to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Introduction

The recent Gaza war was portrayed by the international media as a local military conflict between Israel and Hamas. However, this war, like the 2006 war in Lebanon and various other military and political events in the last three decades in the Middle East have a common denominator - namely, all stem from the conflict between revolutionary Iran and the Saudi Kingdom and the respective camps of each. This conflict is key to understanding the Middle East in the 21st century.

This Saudi-Iranian conflict, whose various aspects - geostrategic, religious, ethnic, and economic - have been affecting the Middle East for the past 30 years, began with the Islamic Revolution in Iran, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Since then, there have been lulls (especially during the era of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami), but the conflict flared up again after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rose to power. The conflict has now escalated into an actual cold war, and is reflected in the emergence of two distinct blocs in the Middle East: the Iranian axis (comprising Iran, Syria, Qatar, Hizbullah and Hamas) and the Saudi-Egyptian camp, with which most of the other Arab countries are identified.

This schism, and cold war, will have a major impact on the local, regional, and international level, severely restricting options for diplomatic activity, to resolve the intra-Palestinian rift, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the problem of a nuclear Iran.

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The Gaza War in Review

Israel's Operation Cast Lead dominated the newspapers, airwaves and internet for its duration, with the aftermath still generating headlines and opinion. It is extremely important to expose those cases where the story became agenda-driven or when the media simply got it wrong. This has been graphically illustrated by an about-turn by the UN.

One of the most serious and damaging episodes for Israel during the Gaza conflict centered around charges, amplified by UN spokespeople, that Israel had deliberately targeted a UN school compound, killing 43 civilians sheltering there.

HonestReporting highlighted the Canadian Globe and Mail's investigation that concluded that the school itself was not shelled.

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Did Israel Shell a UN School? The Truth Exposed

In war, the saying goes, "the first victim is the truth." But an in-depth investigative report by the Canadian Globe and Mail's Middle East correspondent, Patrick Martin proved to be the exception to the rule.

Martin’s front-page report investigated the Israeli shelling of Hamas terrorists near a UN school that led to the tragic deaths of 43 civilians. His conclusion: the facts don't support the accepted story that the school itself was shelled.

According to Martin:

Physical evidence and interviews with several eyewitnesses, including a teacher who was in the schoolyard at the time of the shelling, make it clear: While a few people were injured from shrapnel landing inside the white-and-blue-walled UNRWA compound, no one in the compound was killed. The 43 people who died in the incident were all outside, on the street, where all three mortar shells landed.

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Western Bodies in Bosnia “Dead Horse” - Lajcak

Sarajevo | 02 February 2009 | by Srecko Latal
 
The outgoing international peace envoy to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Miroslav Lajcak, said he is leaving his post and the troubled country because the international bodies there are a “dead horse”,  doing nothing while rival local leaders held the country back.
Speaking in the Telering talk-show program at OBN Television on Sunday, Lajcak surprised viewers by being unusually open, blunt and undiplomatic about his experiences in Bosnia, the current situation and his departure and decision to become the new Slovak Foreign Minister. (Read more: UPDATE - Lajcak To Leave Bosnia OHR Post)

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Synagogen-Verwüstung in Venezuela

In der venezuelanischen Hauptstadt Caracas haben 15 bewaffnete Randalierer in einer Synagoge schwere Schäden angerichtet. Unter anderem wurden der Tora-Rollen-Schrank entweiht und die Wände mit antisemitischen Sprüchen besprüht. Nachdem Venezuelas kommunistischer Staatschef, Hugo Chávez, ein Fan von Ahmadinedschad geworden ist und den israelischen Botschafter bereits des Landes verweisen ließ, finden sich offenbar auch bereits Untertanen, die der Regierung nacheifern.

(Mit Dank an alle Spürnasen)

Topgeile Story: Muslim foutiert sich um Bundesgerichtsurteil

31.01.2009

Ein neuer Trend bei unseren Moslems. Erst kaempft man sich auf Staatskosten durch saemtliche Instanzen bis zum hoechsten Gericht, und wenn man dort verliert, putzt man sich mit dem Urteil den Hintern! Erst vor zwei Tagen haben wir aus Stuttgart berichtet: Doris Graber scheißt auf das Bundesverwaltungsgericht und trägt Kopftuch weiter! Und nun erfaehrt man aus Schaffhausen diese Spitzenstory (unbedingt lesen):

Der tunesische Vater aus Schaffhausen schickt seine zwei Knaben aus religiösen Gründen weiterhin nicht in den Schwimmunterricht. Dies obwohl ein Bundesgerichtsurteil ihn dazu zwingt. Die Schule hat kaum Chancen, sich gegen ihn durchzusetzen. In Schaffhausen hat man lange gehofft, der muslimische Vater werde nach dem Entscheid des Bundesgerichtes im Oktober von sich aus seine Knaben in den Schwimmunterricht schicken. Doch die Schulgemeinde hat sich getäuscht: Bis heute haben die beiden Knaben, die heute 13 und 15 Jahre alt sind, keine einzige Lektion besucht. Die Begründung der tunesischen Familie: Ihr Glaube verbiete sowohl Knaben als auch Mädchen das gemischtgeschlechtliche Schwimmen.

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Islam-Lehrer: Auch Grüne fordern Rücktritt Schakfehs

01.02.2009 | 12:37 |   (DiePresse.com)

Anas Schakfeh, Präsident der Islamischen Glaubens-Gemeinschaft, sei als Leiter des islamischen Schulamtes "untragbar", sagt der grüne Bildungssprecher Walser.

Nach BZÖ und FPÖ schießen sich nun auch die Grünen auf den Präsidenten der Islamischen Glaubensgemeinschaft, Anas Schakfeh, ein. Dieser sei als "Leiter des islamischen Schulamtes untragbar". "Es darf nicht sein, dass in Österreich mit öffentlichen Mitteln Schulbücher gedruckt werden, in denen der Märtyrer-Tod als erstrebenswert dargestellt wird und mit dem Paradies belohnt werde", kritisierte Bildungssprecher Harald Walser in einer Aussendung am Sonntag die umstrittene Illustration eines Märtyrers in einem Religionsbuch.

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80 countries could testify against Kosovo

January 29, 2009 – 10:55 am

Up to 80 countries could testify or submit briefs to the International Court of Justice demanding that the Court overturn the illegal declaration of independence made by Kosovo Albanians separatists and supported by US and its allies.

Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has sent a letter to around 80 countries, proposing that they consider sending their opinion on the proclamation of the independence of Kosovo to the International Court of Justice.

The letter was sent to the UN member states that have not recognized the independence of Kosovo or maintained a neutral stand during the vote at the UN General Assembly.

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Testimony made on Albanian organ trade

January 30, 2009 – 3:22 pm

Former Albanian fighter with the terrorist group, the Kosovo Liberation Army or the KLA, says that the organs of kidnapped Serbs were pulled out not only in Albania but also in the sea, in northern Italy, north Africa and Middle East.

The witness referred to as I.T. testified that he personally transferred a group of kidnapped Serbs to Tirana and Drac, in Albania, so their organs could be taken out.

Once there, the witness says, “general” human traders loaded them in the ships that sailed into the international waters in the Adriatic.

Once in the international water, doctors, mostly from the western countries, “took them apart” as the KLA members refer to such operations.

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'Obama Was Brought To Power By the Jews...

January 29, 2009 No. 2218
Lebanese Author Farid Salman: 'Obama Was Brought To Power By the Jews... Before They Establish the Semitic Middle East, They Want to Tear America to Shreds... Obama Will Be the Cause...'

Following are excerpts from an interview with Lebanese author Farid Salman, which aired on OTV on November 25, 2008.

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Türken sind am schlechtesten integriert

25. Januar 2009 von Antikommunistischer Grasdackel - 32 Kommentare

Eigentlich fragt man sich immer wieder, welche Migratengruppe in der Schweiz am Besten integriert ist, und ob das jemals real erforscht wurde. Die Resultate aus dem grossen Kanton sind jedenfalls nicht gerade schmeichelhaft für die Leute, die meinen, dass eine ungehinderter Zustrom anatolischer Bauern (über Importbräute oder -bräutigame) das Land bereichert:

30 Prozent der Türken und Türkischstämmigen in Deutschland haben keinen Schulabschluss, nur 14 Prozent haben das Abitur - nicht einmal halb so viele wie in der deutschen Bevölkerung, weniger auch als bei den anderen Zuwanderergruppen

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