“Freedom From Islam”

Something that is not mentioned as often as it should:

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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

Syrian refugees identify Iranian Basijs in the repression

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The violent intervention of the Bashar al-Asad’s army in the town of Jisr al Shugur has already caused the flight to neighboring Turkey of more than 2,500 Syrians, amid evidence that Iran is not only behind the Syrian repressive apparatus, but Basij militants are participating directly in the operations of punishment. We can add to that, the lack of agreement in the Security Council to bring forward a UN resolution of condemnation, because of opposition from Russia and China, with veto power, and Brazil.

The testimonies of several wounded admitted to the hospital in Antioch involve Iranian agents who shot to protesters trying to disperse them in the city of Idlib, May 20, as recorded by the France Press correspondent in this city in Turkey. “There were policemen in civilian clothes, but also Iranian soldiers, ” Mustafa told through her ​​bed, a young seller of metal shot in the leg and arm. “I saw with my own eyes: we ask you not to attack us, but did not speak Arabic. ” “They had beards, and the Syrian army is prohibited, ” the trader added, evoking also a black uniform unknown in Syria. Akram, a 17-year-old also shot, has no doubts: “They were Basij [volunteer Iranian Islamic militants]. “

More here.

Somalia: women raped with impunity

The three Somali women sat huddled together in a corner of an empty, dusty room in a camp for displaced people in northern Somalia, their faces etched with grief and resignation.

They were all rape victims. Two of them had been gang-raped, by up to six men.


Roberta Russo from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees works with young Somali women who are victims of rape. She told me the perpetrators are all too frequently young men in the towns surrounding the camp.

The only way some of these young women can earn a few cents a day is collecting rubbish.

“The internally displaced girls often have to go far away to isolated places where men attack them,” Ms Russo tells me.

A prominent campaigner against sex attacks talked to me passionately and with commitment about the difficulties of bringing prosecutions against the perpetrators.

There are not enough police and frankly, she said, the police sometimes colluded in the attacks or carried them out themselves.

Meanwhile the UN worried about Islamophobia

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…

Iraq: Bomb placed outside Christian home kills 3-year-old

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The persecution continues and no one does nothing. Is Ban Ki-Moon going to do a little trip there to critizise the terrorists and the inaction of Iraqi Govt in protecting Christians there?

A bomb was placed outside a Christian family’s home in Mosul, killing a three-year-old child, injuring the other members of the family, and destroying the home. The bombing was the latest in a long series of murderous attacks on the city’s Christian minority.

via Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Mosul: Bomb placed outside Christian home kills 3-year-old.

Before:

  1. Catholic student kidnapped, intimidation campaign continues.
  2. Deacon wounded by gunfire in Mosul.
  3. 75-year-old Christian shot dead in Mosul.
  4. Church leaders plead for Govt protection in Mosul.
  5. Mosul Christians protest demanding Govt action.
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UN: Resolution on "defamation of religions" passed

Very silently… just in case someone knows it’s being passed:

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Some 20 countries voted in favour of the resolution entitled “combating defamation of religions”, 17 voted against and eight abstained.

Putting forward the resolution on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Pakistan’s ambassador Zamir Akram said that the specific references to Islam, the only religion mentioned in the text, “reflect the existing regrettable situation in some parts of the world where Muslims are being targeted.”

via Creeping Sharia.

Of course, non-Muslims are not targeted in the Muslim world, are they? HYPOCRITES…

No wonder US, EU and Japan voted against the initiative.

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Middle East: Israel targeted by Gaza rockets as Ashton visits

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The rocket was launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip, killing a Thai agricultural worker, while Baroness Ashton was visiting the Hamas-controlled enclave.

It was the first strike from the territory to cause any fatalities since the end in January 2009 of Israel’s Gaza war.

An hour before the attack, the EU‘s top diplomat Catherine Ashton crossed into the Gaza Strip to tour UN facilities and see how the international funding was being used.

At a Gaza news conference after the attack, Baroness Ashton said: “I condemn any kind of violence, we have got to find a peaceful solution to the issues and problems.”

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also expressed his condemnation, saying in a statement: “All such acts of terror and violence against civilians are totally unacceptable and contrary to international law.”

via Israel targeted by Gaza rockets as Ashton visits – Telegraph.

I expect a condemnation of the ratings of Hamas’ minister Abdullah Jarbu, “Jews are bacteria“. How on earth there is going to be peace with guys who think like that?

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7-month-old daughter survives after being shot in the chest in parents' 'global warming suicide pact'

Daily Mail:

A seven-month-old baby girl survived three days alone with a bullet in her chest beside the bodies of her parents and toddler brother.

Argentines Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their children before killing themselves after making an apparent suicide pact over fears about global warming.

Their son Francisco, two, died instantly after being hit in the back.

But their unnamed daughter cheated death after the bullet from her dad’s handgun missed her vital organs.

These parents were insane. I’m shocked… :shock:

I would like to know Al Gore’s opinion on this case. Oh, wait, the parents were just fools, with “social and psychological disorders”. Even if it had to do with Climate change, this has nothing to do with “proved science”. Just kidding. It’s probable that they were unstable, but that’s not the point: the point is that they killed themselves, a son and attempted to kill a daughter because they thought they were causing global warming. :shock:

Jim Hoft wants someone to sue Al Gore. I would just ask them (Al Gore, IPCC Rajendra Pahcauri, the “scientifics” from East Anglia University, etc. to name some) to be consistent with their ideas: think the Earth is overpopulated? Well, then, act accordingly, but don’t convince others that they are “damaging” the environment because some of them will take drastic measures. Specially after they have been blaming global warming for nearly everything which happens on the planet (even earth quakes… :roll: ).

Francisco died in family massacre in Argentina (pic: www.el-litoral.com.ar)

The last public photo of Francisco Loreto (Pic: el-litoral.com.ar)

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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.

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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.