“Freedom From Islam”

Something that is not mentioned as often as it should:

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Eleanor Roosevelt with UDHR written in Spanish. Image via Wikipedia

As noted in a 2008 report by a Christian human-rights organization, “Apostates from Islam to another religion suffer a host of serious abuses from their families, communities and nations.” These renegade Muslims may well face the death penalty in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Sudan, and other forms of oppression in many other Muslim societies.

The reason for this systemic violation of religious freedom is, unfortunately, religious. Most classical schools of sharia law consider apostasy from Islam a crime punishable by death. A hadith attributed to the Prophet Muhammad is quite clear on this: “If somebody [among Muslims] discards his religion, kill him.” The implication is that Islam is a religion with free entry but no free exit. Continue reading

UN: Sec Council asked to consider “green helmets”

UN Security Council Chamber in New York.

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An article in The Guardian recently reported that a special meeting of the UN Security Council will be asked to consider the concept of “a new environmental peacekeeping force – green helmets – which could step into conflicts caused by shrinking resources.”

via The Green Police Are No Longer A Joke – The UN May Create An Army Of “Green Helmets” To Fight Climate Change.

Read it all – it’s somewhat chilling… UN peacekeeping soldiers have been ineffective to prevent conflicts or to end them. There have been horrific news about their abuses. And now they want to create another UN service “environment-keeping” while at the same time a New Peer-reviewed study proves Global warming is a hoax:

When the new data is combined with existing NOAA and NASA data the study reflects  that for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted. 

The bottom line is that the basic premise of the global warming hoaxers is between all of the coal, cars, human exhalation etc, CO2 is collecting in the atmosphere and trapping a certain amount of heat preventing it from escaping into space and eventually heating to the planet up and causing us all do die by heat, drowning and skanky beer. But by simply looking out the window this new study proves that far less heat is being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere and it is escaping much faster meaning you will still be able to attempt to hike to the North Pole a decade from now and NY is not going to be buried under the ocean (well not because of global  warming anyway).

h/t Augusto.

Horn of Africa: 400,000 crammed into refugee camp fleeing worst regional drought in six decades

We’ll see what effects this has, on Islamism and Islamic terrorism:

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An outdoor school at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Image via Wikipedia

Fleeing the worst regional drought in six decades, some 400,000 people have left Somalia and other nations of the Horn of Africa for a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Thousands are now arriving every day at the camp, whose capacity is only 90,000.

“More than two million babies in the Horn of Africa are malnourished and need urgent assistance to save their lives, L’Osservatore Romano reports. “A half a million of these babies are in imminent danger for survival, with long-term consequences for their physical and mental development. More generally, it is estimated that ten million people need immediate humanitarian assistance, more than double the number that UN agencies are currently able to assist.”

via Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : ‘The worst disaster’: 400,000 crammed into refugee camp.

UN delinks Al-Qaeda and the Taliban

UN Security Council Chamber in New York.

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The separate resolutions would symbolically delink al-Qaida and the Taliban and recognize their different agendas. While Al-Qaida is focused on worldwide jihad against the West and establishment of a religious state in the Muslim world, Taliban militants have focused on their own country and have shown little interest in attacking targets abroad.

Germany’s U.N. Ambassador Peter Wittig, who chairs the Security Council committee that currently monitors sanctions against the two groups, told reporters in Kabul earlier this month that separating the sanctions regimes would futher highlight “the significance of the political efforts that are ongoing in Afghanistan.”

Of course, none of us knew this. We have been waiting for the UN to reveal such a huge discovery… :roll:

More comment at BCF.

UN Report: More than 3/4 of people killed in Afghanistan are caused by the Taliban

Taliban in Herat.

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The Taliban are not happy about it:

U.N. representatives consider that women and children are being killed and wounded at home more than ever before, due to the intensification of Taliban attacks on the Afghan territory.

About 55 percent more children were killed in the first half of this year by the Taliban, compared to the last year. Thus, 3,268 people were killed from January 1, 2010, and 1,997 were injured and maimed. 2,477 of these people were killed or wounded by anti-governmental forces such as the Taliban, while 386 can be blamed on the pro-governmental forces, including the  International Security Assistance Force and Afghan Security Forces.

More here.

UN Report: Iran was caught 10 times sending weapons to terrorists

Iran was caught 10 times in recent years, transferring weapons to terrorist groups in the Middle East. These illegal activities included sending in April a shipment of advanced missiles which was intercepted while it was being sent to the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to a United Nations report released by the Jerusalem Post.

The report, prepared by an independent panel of experts from the UN, which monitors compliance with UN sanctions imposed on Tehran, was elevated to the Security Council of the UN. The report was leaked to the Internet and picked up by Israeli defense analysts.

The report documents 10 cases of illegal shipment of weapons, including the cargo ship Victoria, who was arrested by the Israel Navy, earlier this year, with several containers full of weapons to Hamas.

More here.

UN: poverty chief to quit luxury Italian villa

Kanayo Nwanze

This is really enraging.

The head of the UN agency for tackling rural poverty is to move out of his luxury villa in Rome and cut his spending by 20 percent, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday in the wake of an expenses scandal.

Italian media had accused Kanayo Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), of spending up to 300,000 euros (404,000 dollars) a year on a sprawling villa in Rome’s wealthy Via Appia Antica area.

“The president has asked IFAD to cancel his contract on the house and has found a new residence,” Cassandra Waldon told AFP, adding that Nwanze hoped to move out of the villa before the end of the year once the terms were finalised.

IFAD said the media reports contained “inaccuracies” and were “misleading”.

Waldon declined to reveal the cost of renting the villa complex — which boasts its own swimming pool, football pitch and ancient Roman ruins — but said the new accommodation was likely to cost 13,000 euros a month or less.

via UN poverty chief to quit luxury Italian villa –  Latest news around the world and developments close to home – MSN Philippines News.

Better if it costs less. The best thing has been that, searching for this guy in internet, I have found that Rebelión.org (a very extremist leftwing site published in Spanish) published an interview with this guy considering him as a hero.

I have taken part in the G8 summit in Aquila, Italy. The resulting decision which has allocated $ 20 billion to combat poverty, especially focused on Africa, is a very important signal. I must emphasize the leadership of President Barack Obama in this decision and its application to other rulers, to fulfill this commitment. A new collaborative and genuine  effort between North and South.

Heh, and why this guy didn’t choose to live in a slightly less luxurious house and give the difference ($ 250,000, which is not a little amount) to poverty? Sure, of course, it’s better to live in a mansion with swimming pool and Roman ruins as if you were a rich man’s imperial. Specially if you don’t pay for it….

By the way, now that governments are reducing public expenditure, why these organizations aren’t seeing their bugets reduced?

Related: Kanayo Nwaze page at IFAD’s website.

Nigeria: alleged Iranian weapons reported to UNSC

This is an update of this story:

NIGERIA has reported the discovery of an illegal arms shipment from Iran to the UN Security Council, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, with the incident a possible violation of sanctions.

A formal notification was forwarded to the chairman of the Security Council … on the 12th of November conveying information that arms originating from Iran were seized,” said spokesman Ozo Nwobu.

The notification also informed the council that “investigations into the circumstances into the arms consignment were ongoing,” he added.

Iran is under four sets of UN sanctions over its nuclear programme.

The sanctions include a ban on arms sales.

Tehran said this week that the arms shipment discovered in Lagos, which included rockets and grenades, was being shipped to a West African country by a private company.

It said a “misunderstanding” over it had been cleared up with Nigerian authorities.

via Qatar Tribune – First with the news and whats behind it.

UN: Iran Loses Vote for Board Seat of Women’s Agency

Iran was defeated today in its bid for a seat on the board of a new United Nations body to promote women’s rights after what an Iranian envoy called a “politically motivated” campaign by the U.S.

The UN’s 54-member Economic and Social Council elected 41 members to the board of the agency, to be known as UN Women, which officially begins its work Jan. 1. The UN General Assembly voted in July to create the agency by merging four existing bodies.

These policies by the U.S. to put pressure on others to not vote for Iran is very sad for the UN,” Eshagh Al Habib, Iran’s deputy ambassador to the UN, said in an interview. “It is a very politically motivated position. It is not constructive.” Al Habib said Iran was “progressing very fast in the field” of women’s rights.

The U.S. and rights groups including London-based Amnesty International and New York-based Human Rights Watch opposed Iran’s candidacy for one of the 10 board seats designated for Asian nations. There were only 10 candidates, which would have virtually guaranteed Iran’s election, until East Timor sought a seat this week.

East Timor, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Pakistan were elected to the Asian board seats.

via Iran Loses Vote for Board Seat of UN Women’s Agency – BusinessWeek.

Good news. Although some of those elected countries are not beacons of the protection of Human Rights either… :cry:

Background: Iranian Mullahcracy to “protect” women’s rights?

Bulletin of the Oppression of Women: Aug 12 – Nov 2, 2010

August 12, 2010
Iran
The ‘confession’ from a woman facing stoning.

August 13, 2010
India
A female engineer is facing threats for not wearing a veil.

August 15, 2010
USA
A Tulsa shelter helps abused Muslim women.

UK
Muslim parents are charged with beating and imprisoning their daughter over a facebook fling. Continue reading

Iraq: Pope Sends Message to Syriac Archbishop of Baghdad

Well, I am a really Angry Catholic Infidel after reading what you’re about to read and it’s probable than you finish the post, you are angry too. The post is a bit long, so I apologize in advance.

Iraqi hostage of Catholic Church "Lady of the Salvation" after being released

Deeply moved by the violent deaths of so many faithful and of the reverend priests Tha’ir Saad and Boutros Wasim, I wish, on the occasion of the Sacred Rite of funerals, to participate spiritually, while praying that these brothers and sisters be accepted into the mercy of Christ in the House of the Father.

For years this beloved country has suffered untold hardships and even Christians have become the subject of brutal attacks that, in total disregard of life, an inviolable gift from God, want to undermine trust and peaceful coexistence. Continue reading

U.N.: Vote on ‘Religious Defamation’ Resolution to be held in December

For the sixth year in a row, the U.N. General Assembly will vote in December on a resolution presented by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) that calls on governments to act against “religious defamation.”

Similar resolutions have been passed every year since 1999 by the U.N.’s main human rights body. However, in both the UNGA and the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, the resolutions have drawn declining support in recent years.

Last December’s UNGA vote passed by 80-61, with 42 countries abstaining. The 19 vote margin was the smallest number yet; margins in the four previous years’ votes had ranged from 33 to 57.

Over the past five years, only seven countries have changed their position to “no.” The rest of the difference has been the result of non-Muslim developing countries shifting from supporting the measure, to abstaining.

Those who oppose the resolution, including religious freedom, freedom of expression, legal and humanist advocacy groups, believe that this trend will continue until the OIC measure fails altogether.

But the OIC is hoping that incidents over the past year, especially the Quran-burning and “Ground Zero mosque” episodes in the U.S. and the Swiss ban on the building of minarets, will help to rally supporters.

Although the OIC resolutions profess to cover all religions, only Islam and Muslims are cited by name. Last year’s text expressed concern that “Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism” and referred also to the “ethnic and religious profiling of Muslim minorities.”

While the resolutions themselves are non-binding, they open the door for the OIC’s attempts to amend the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which is legally binding.

Christian ministries working among persecuted religious minorities are ramping up their lobbying of governments that have voted for the resolution or abstained in the past, and are calling for public support.

via Christian Web News – cwnewz.com – U.N. to Vote on ‘Religious Defamation’ Resolution.

Open Doors USA has launched an advocacy campaign against this UN Resolution, on the basis that it’s against freedom of religion.

Report: US didn’t support Canada for UNSC

A former official with the U.S. delegation to the U.N. revealed recently a major reason why Canada lost its bid last week to gain a seat on the Security Council. Richard Grenell, a former press officer, said the American delegation deliberately sat on its hands during the run up to the vote that ended in a defeat for a staunch ally of Israel and America’s closest neighbour.

“U.S. State Department insiders say that U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice not only didn’t campaign for Canada’s election but instructed American diplomats to not get involved in the weeks leading up to the heated contest,” Grenell reported on a Foxnews website.

If true, this would be just another manifestation of the Obama administration’s anti-Israel bias. The Canadian Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is known as Israel’s staunchest ally in the West and, as a strong, unabashed ally of the Jewish state, the Harper government has steadfastly refused to “water down” its foreign policy just to please the U.N.’s anti-Israeli petty dictators and tyrants and to win the seat. To prove its commitment to its principled stance, on the day before last week’s vote Canada announced it was strengthening its trading relationship with Israel.

via Abandoning our Closest Allies | FrontPage Magazine.

Then US will protest about other countries abandoning them…

Iran: Is the country becoming a military dictatorship?

According to The Guardian, Mrs Clinton said that the country ”was moving towards a military dictatorship”.

Read Karen’s approach on this ideas by Clinton.

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Related: Fight broke out at Erdogan-Clinton meeting | News.am. UN focuses on Iran human rights abuses | Politico.

The U.N. Partners With Terror

Not only they want us to pay for a Global Tax on Internet. Now they are also making friends among terrorist groups… even if the UN itself has designated them as terrorists:

Two English language Arab news outlets (1, 2) reported this week that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has partnered with the Saudi-based International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO)…. While both articles are celebrating this partnership, both fail to mention that IIRO has been designated as a terrorist group. On August 3, 2006, the U.S. Treasury Department designated both two branches of IIRO in the Philippines and Indonesia as terrorist organizations for providing money and support to Al Qaida-linked groups, notably Abu Sayyaf (ASG) in the Philippines and Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) in Indonesia. According to the Treasury Department:

The IIRO-PHL is a source of funding for the al Qaida-affiliated ASG. IIRO-PHL has served as a liaison for the ASG with other Islamic extremist groups. A former ASG member in the Philippines familiar with IIRO operations in the country reported that a limited amount of foreign IIRO funding goes to legitimate projects and the rest is directed to terrorist operations. (emphasis added)

via The U.N. Partners With Terror :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Not only US considers this organization as a terrorist organisation. The UN also has designated it as a terrorist entity.

(via).

Logic, where are thou?

UN: considering “Global Tax on the Internet”

As we are in a global economic crisis, the UN wants to… tax us all more:

The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a plan to ask governments to impose a global consumer tax on such things as Internet activity or everyday financial transactions like paying bills online.Such a scheme could raise “tens of billions of dollars” on behalf of the United Nations’ public health arm from a broad base of consumers, which would then be used to transfer drug-making research, development and manufacturing capabilities, among other things, to the developing world.

The multibillion-dollar “indirect consumer tax” is only one of a “suite of proposals” for financing the rapid transformation of the global medical industry that will go before WHO’s 34-member supervisory Executive Board at its biannual meeting in Geneva.

via U.N.’s World Health Organization Eyeing Global Tax on Banking, Internet Activity – International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News – FOXNews.com.

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I’m sure that multimillonaires and govt busibodies are not going to pay this tax… :roll:

Climategate: Pachauri angry at critics

He says there is a “vengeance” against him:

Rajendra Pachauri, the chief of the UN panel on climate change, today accused a leading British newspaper of carrying out “a sustained vendetta” against him even though he does not receive any payment, honoraria or compensation for work done for the IPCC.

via fullstory.

EU Referendum writes about yet another Pachauri’s burst of anger: “he is just protecting his interests” (what a surprise!!).

it was no surprise that, when confronted with doubts about the veracity of claims in the fourth IPCC assessment report (AR4) about the melting rate of Himalayan glaciers, he should have described an Indian government report that criticized the claim by the IPCC as “voodoo science.”

Affable guy, isn’t he?

Somalia: AU to Ask UN to Focus on Global Terrorism Role

The African Union is urging the United Nations to boost its support for Somalia’s fragile government in view of the rise of terrorist activity in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula. AU Commission Chairman Jean Ping calls the overall security situation in the Horn of Africa nation “unstable, volatile and challenging’.

via AU to Ask UN to Focus on Somalia’s Global Terrorism Role « Haaraa News.

It’s about time to call for help, although it’s doubful that neither the African Union nor the United Nations would do something really important in this regard. This important growth in terrorism is something that was much more than probable, but that hasn’t been really considered in an international level. Surely Clinton’s failed campaign in the 1990′s has something to do with it. But Al-Qaeda’s group in the area, Al-Shebab, is growing stronger by the day, in a country with only a “virtual” central Government, which in reality has no power at all.

Pakistan: 14-year-old Ghani was kidnapped, trained by Talibans to be a suicide bomber

The story of Usman Ghani, a 14-year-old schoolboy and would-be suicide bomber who managed to flee the Taliban reflects the tragic tales of hundreds of young Pakistanis brainwashed by militants to carry out terror attacks in the country.

The Sunday Times said in a report that Ghani was forcibly removed from his family and trained as a suicide bomber.

Living in Khar, headquarters of Bajaur Agency, Ghani was an easy target for the Taliban who controlled the area with their arms and fundamentalist beliefs.

…Tactics: Ghani was subjected to months of indoctrination, was imprisoned with two other teenage boys and forced to listen to militant sermons every night. “They told us that a suicide attack is the direct path to paradise, where beautiful women and all the happiness of life are waiting for you,” he said. “They said we were lucky to have been chosen by God for this noble purpose.”

via Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan – Brainwashed would-be teen bomber flees Taliban.

Where’s the nobility in killing someone treacherously? And has something to say UNICEF about this?