Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Impregnable cage for Gaza ?

Just when you thought thing cannot get any worse, apparent confirmation that the Egyption government is building an underground steel barrier that is 18 metres deep designed to cut off one of the few lifelines sustaining the Gaza Ghetto, the tunnel economy. The BBC reports that the huge underground wall will be 10-11km (6-7 miles) long, will extend 18 metres below the surface and will take 18 months to complete. The project has been shrouded in secrecy with no official confirmation from the Egyptian governmentI It is understood that the design is commissioned by US army engineers, at the request of Israel, Ann Wright surmises.
The 'impenetrable' barrier is made of super-strength steel. It is bomb proof and cannot be cut. It will unlikely to succeed in halting all smuggling as it will force Palestinians to dig deeper.
If this report is accurate, it would be a new low in the levels of inhumanity, absurdity and wretchedness to which the Israeli regime, with active Egyptian and US complicity, are subjecting the beleaguered Palestinians of Gaza.
Egypt is a Muslim state but is indifferent to the suffering of their fellow brothers in the occupied territories. How does the President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak sleep at night? It seems as the compassion has been sucked right out of his soul.
Only a just political resolution will put an end to the tunnels.
This Egyptian underground steel wall not be able to contain the survival spirit of the people of Gaza.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Get your Peace Prize early

So president barrack Obama has been awarded Nobel Peace prize .Lets have a look at the facts. He would have barely been in office for two weeks when the nomination closed so what could he have possibly achieved in two weeks?
The only logical conclusion one can draw from this is that this must be an award in anticipation, in the hope that he will achieve peace
Peace is achieved when you actually stop people from killing each other. Has he done that? I don’t think so.
So why the award?
Besides he is singing from the same hymn book as his predecessor Mr Bush, apart from making great oratory wonders. The rhetoric has changed a little but there is no change in policy. He is sending extra 30,000 troops to fight.
Does he thinks going to war brings peace?
No it does not, it's the opposite.War and paeace cannot co-exist.
Its eight years since the best equipped force went into Afghanistan and they are still fighting the Taliban. Taliban are far from defeated, they are stronger than before and they cannot be defeated. Anyone can see that.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Do you still remember us?

Do you still remember us?

We are still under siege,

in darkness.... .

To get water we have to walk so far.....

Here two boys carry filled bottles ......

We still have No food.....

Or medicines

Our kids..... are dying every day.....

in their beds.....

And many have just tears to shed.....

is everywhere.....

Sometimes we have No place, to make Our prayer.....

We have nothing but pain.....


And daily sadness..... .
to Share.....

So do you still remember us?!

at least in your prayer?!

Gaza children implore you! They are dying due to the blockade!

There is 'growing humanitarian crisis,' happening in Gaza.....

There is an EXTREME restricted access, to food, water, and medicine!!

Signature made by :



Saad - burnt by an unconventional Israeli bomb.

don't forget us!!

Please do Remember us!

Gaza Needs Your Voice!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

keyboard tune

I was messing aroound with a guitar which someone gave me and i got interested in playing a simple tune.
I have since sold the guitar but I got hooked on the topic. Having no guitar I was getting bored so i started searching the net for virtual guitar. Using my computer and going online I learned to play a little tune.

Here it is:

did you recognise the Tune?

Isn't it amazing what you can do with a computer and the internet?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Qirat- cheap mic

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Freed inmate recounts Guantanamo horror

Friday, June 26, 2009

Burkha or not to Burkha

Some time ago we were hit with headscarf bandwagon now it is the turn of Burkha.
DOUGLAS MURRAY, Director of the Centre for Social Cohesion
Says in the Daily Express
” President Sarcoxie’s stand against burkhas shows how shamingly far ahead of us .France is in the fight to defend Muslim women from Islamic bigots and us all from Islamic fanatics. Women who wear the full face and body covering – and the men who generally make them wear it – often claim that the wearing of the burkha is a religious right. It is no such thing.”
Douglas Murray being the Director of Social Cohesion is not doing social cohesion any favors by such statements. He is simply jumping on the media bandwagon. There are far more things worthy of banning than Burkha.
Ban Bing drinking, ban anti-social behavior, ban extremism wherever it stems from, and ban MPs for expense fiddling. The list goes on.
Looking at his statement it is clear he has little understanding of Muslims.
“France is in the fight to defend Muslim women from Islamic bigots.” Come on Douglas Murray it is nothing of the sort. Who are you trying to kid, Joe blogs or yourself? Far from it, you are telling Muslim women what they can and cannot wear. You are depriving them of their right to dress themselves the way they see fit. Those who choose to wear it are not forced to wear but it a choice they themselves make. No one forces a Muslim to fast in the Month of Ramadan, he simply chooses to do so because it prescribed by God. Other Muslims choose to ignore It., that is their choice. Quran says “There is no compulsion in religion”. Burkha is not insult to women it is you who are insulting them by telling them that they cannot wear it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Must watch ... heart wrenching

Monday, June 22, 2009

Justice the Israeli way

For obvious reason. This report on the net caught my attention. It is by Dana Weiler-Polak from

Israeli citizen denied social benefits for visiting Palestinian husband

For obvious reason we shall call this lady Mrs X.
Mrs X was born in Lod, a city in the Plain of Sharon, 20 km/12 miles southeast of Tel Aviv, Israel; where she lived all her life and is raising her four children. Her only sin, apparently, was in marrying a resident of the territories. That was enough for the National Insurance Institute to continually investigate her, withhold her social benefits and humiliate her. Mrs X, now in her eighth month of pregnancy, has two girls in kindergarten in Lod. She has worked in the city, owns an apartment and pays her bills on time.
She is also a client at the local Health Maintenance Organization and well-baby clinics in her neighbourhood. However, despite all these facts, the NII has determined that S. does not live in Lod, but rather in the territories with her husband, who is not allowed into Israel. The NII decided this was the case following her declaration that she had made a short trip to the territories. This means that all her social benefits can be taken away, including her child allowances and payment of her hospital bill when she gives birth, and health insurance for herslf and her children. The last NII investigation, which took 14 months, determined what the two others over the past six years have, that she does not live in Lod. The NII informed her in a letter that she had 45 days to appeal the decision before her benefits were halted. However, they were stopped immediately. Mrs X said clerks at her local NII branch refused to accept her appeal, shouting that she was a liar who had children only for the insurance benefits. Her second attempt to approach the NII also ended with her being turned away by shouting clerks rejecting a residency document she had submitted. A worker from the legal aid group Community Advocacy accompanied her to the NII with the appeal and a thick file of documents, which the NII rejected the same day. Sigalit Givon-Fadida, director of the Lod Community Advocacy branch, said dozens of their clients had been humiliated by NII clerks, which regularly "prevented people from being innocent until proven guilty." The National Insurance Institute responded that their investigation showed that Mrs X was not a Lod resident and was therefore not entitled to benefits and that she. could appeal to the Labor tribunal. They also denied that the NII clerks had behaved in the manner she described.

This is justice Israeli way.

Friday, June 19, 2009

If the Americans knews

The Israeli Premier has finally accepted the inevitable that the Palestinians also have a right to live in their homeland but he has placed heavy price on them that they can not be free but subservient to the Israeli's.What he suggests can not termed a state really.
See this video to get an inkling of their mindset.

Friday, June 12, 2009

What’s in a name?

As a teenager I came to England and started school in country where everything was alien to me, fellow pupils asked me my name. On telling them they would give you look of bewilderment and would come out with comments like “What sort of a name is that?” Anything that is unfamiliar to you sounds odd. Now that I have lived here most of my life people still struggle to pronounce my name correctly. Some of the names I came across are a real mystery to me. Others English names like Smith, Barber, Mason, etc are easy give away as to why people acquired such name in history. Name tells you great deal about your
ancestral roots.
Some combinations of first and last name are really amusing. Here are a few examples:
Robin Banks, Rubina Coldrink, Rosy Bottoms
Few last names: Coward, Drinkwater, Mota (means Fat), Church, Mulla, Priest, Slaughter, Booze.
Remarkable duos in the marriage records included Nicholas Bone and Priscilla Skin, joined in wedlock in 1636; Charles Swine and Jane Ham in 1711; John Mutton and Ann Veale in 1791, and Richard Dinner and Mary Cook in 1802.
Mike Hunt (Say this quickly and you could land yourself in hot water.)
Bend Dover (again say this quickly and you could land yourself in hot water.)
There was a tree surgeon whose name was Woody Forest.
British teacher Gillian Gibbons was jailed for 15 days after insulting Islam's Prophet by allowing her pupils in Sudan to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
So whoever coined the phrase “what’s in a name” was not on the ball. There is definitely something in every name.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hungry plane

We hear of birds being sucked into the engine of aeroplanes but a Japan Airlines flight plane at Los Angeles airport has found something a little stronger to suck. It sucked a metal object believed to be a cargo container.

Here is a picture of container jammed in the engine.

The incident happened as JAL flight 62 was leaving one of the airport's gates. A cargo container was sucked and wedged into the engine.

All passengers on board had to be taken off from the plane. There were no injuries reported.
Investigation is underway as to how this bizarre incident happened.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Why The Sea Turned Red in Denmark?

Why the European Union is so quiet about this ? Where is Green Peace, who make so much noise in other countries.... This happens only in uncivilsed Denmark.....


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Corruption in places-Impurity

November 2008, against my better judgement, made an online application for NICOP card( National Identity card for overseas Pakistanis) to NADRA in Pakistan.
Here is chronology of the events:
Date Action requested
03 November 2008 application acknowledged
04 November 2008 family head NIC number requested
NIC entered
09 November 2008 1. passport (Pers info ) image
2. passport (visa page )

3.Birth certificate
Never had a birth certificate but uploaded clearer images of passport
12 November 2008 12.50 mother name
mothers name urdu
phone number(Pakistan) I Could not see any field for phone so I entered phone in additional address info

12 November 2008 15.51 phone number again
11 December 2008 10.43 phone number again
11 December 2008 11.43 phone number again
12 December 2008 phone number again
16 December 2008 Phone number again
5 January 2009 phone number again
11 January 2009 phone number again

Eleven time data uploaded over two month period. Letter and complaint written
Phoned on numerous occasion. Extremely long waiting times before being connected. Faxed telephone details.
The people I contacted were always unhelpful and triying to put obstacles in your way. There is no logic behind this . If i was resident Pakistani they would be expecting Bakhshish(bribe) but I am thousands of miles away.
One day I noticed my application had been approved. The Card was printed and despatched to somewhere in Pakistan. Allah knows where because my relatives in Pakistan did not receive it. I phoned again and was told chase up one of the two courier companies.
This is NADRA in Pakistan.

Nothing but impurity in the Land of the Pure(Pakistan).

Monday, April 20, 2009

Uncharitable charity commission

The charity commission? You think !
noble organisation, for the benefit of all people, unbiased
Think again!
George Gallaway last week returns from an overseas trip to find threatening letters to appear before high court. What for?
George Gallway is big supporter of charity Viva Palestina. A noble cause.
During the 22 day vicious attack on defenceless Palestinians civilian in Gaza
Israelis carried out massacre of downtrodden people. Gaza was devastateded mercilessly by heavily armed Israeli army. Innocent civilians were butchered in their homes. The people that remain lost everything they had. These people need help to rebuild their life. That is the aim of Viva Palestina. George Gallaway is to be admired for his stance. He is a true reflection of what is best about Britain. As long as we have people like him there is hope.
The charity commission can’t see that. There must be people in this organisation that are openly biased and take side of Israeli murderers. As far as these people are concerned Israeli cannot do any wrong and Muslim are always to blame for everything.
Zionist Federation can appeal for funds for murdering soldiers. These people can
solicit for funds in advert to support a foreign army involved in a widely condemned military action, in which thousands of civilians were killed, maimed and orphaned but charity commission have nothing to say for that. No freezing of bank accounts, no press releases, no carefully briefed "concerns", no threats of High Court judges. Yet they openly declare a crusade against the British Muslims.
The Zionist has impregnated all level of British society and that is a dangerous trend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Do you think people on dole have got it easy?

The number of people who are jobless has topped 2 million for the first time in twelve years and more and more people are signing on for benefits.Big name companies as well as small companies are folding by the day, putting more and more people out of a job. As a result there are fewer jobs available.
There are some people out there who have no intention of working and they keep claiming benefit because they think this is the easy option. These people need to be hounded. Life is not a bed of roses for everyone on dole. Those working are fortunate to have jobs. Once someone loses a job it is very difficult to get back on the work ladder. Those over the age of fifty are going to struggle.
People working in DHSS have no qualms about stopping benefit to poor families. The purpose of their job has become to harass these individuals and all they need is an excuse. Any excuse will do.
Take the case of one man in Blackburn, Lancashire.He is on the wrong side of fifty and has two kids and a housewife dependant on him. He is unemployed and looking for work. A friend he has known for a long time dies. This friend lived in London. It is long trip to London and it is not cheap but he decides to go to his funeral. He tells DSS in Blackburn that he needs to travel to London. They say OK go and sign in London. He visits London office who tells him to come back the next day. He visits DHSS London office the next day and they inform him that he cannot sign on in London. He needs to sign on in Blackburn on his return.The funeral is over and he returns home and starts signing on in Blackburn. They tell him that they are stopping his benefit.He visits DHSS office numerous times but to no avail. It is now four weeks since he received any money and DHSS have told him to borrow from friends and family.To people who apply these draconian measure to harass poor people I pray that they lose their job somehow and their friend and families drop dead. Perhaps then they will realise that everyone dies sooner or later and we need to make allowances for that.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

BBC Video shows conditions inside Bagdad jail

Click on the image opposite to see video.

This video shows Bgdad jail that houses 150 people. Marvell at the facilities provided at this establishment. It has only one shower and 3 disgusting toilets.There are people sleeping next to the toilet. some have to take turns to sleep.The condition inside are barabaric.You would think in this day and age people would not treat others in in this degrading manner. Thinks again.

This is suppose to be new era of human rights and justice in Iraq.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Historic struggle of the lawyer movement bears fruit in Pakistan

Dawn on the 16th of March 2009, brought, Chief Justice Iftekhar Chowdhury and other sacked judges to their respect positions that had long been denied to them. This news sent a shock wave of happiness through the country. People took to the streets to celebrate this historic fact. As well as Political activist the long march had attracted people from all walks of life. Everyone had the same objective. This being the establishment of free and independent judicial system and restoration of sacked judges to their original positions. When leaders of lawyer movement decided to barricade themselves at the constitution Avenue, Muslim League( Nawaz,) Jamaat Islami and Tehrik-e-Insaf fully supported them. To achieve this success the legal community scarified everything. They were assaulted, dragged through streets, and suffered injuries but in the end their sacrifice bore fruit. Common sense has prevailed. The government has few more hurdles to climb. The first is to end Governor Rule in Punjab. The second is to revise their decision to deselect Sharif Brothers.Muslim league (Nawaz) has upheld d their principles and given the people of Pakistan a voice. The man in the street can make a difference when he has the determination to succeed.

Nawaz Sharif Speech in faislabad 07 March 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Warrant for Imran

Now a warrant has been issued for the arrest of another opposition leader, Imran Khan, the former Pakistan cricket captain.Many of his people have been arrested.

In the past the military, Pakistan's most powerful institution, has stepped in to seize power from failing governments. The current army chief, Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, has said he will respect civilian rule. I think militay stepping in would be a better option for Pakistan.

Deliberate act to deny a peaceful protest

The act of imposing section 144 in Islamabad is to sabotage the lawyer’s gathering to protest against the gob who betrayed promises to restore the judiciary at the position of November 2, 2007
By this imposition this section 144 the gov is to justify bloody violence against lawyers, jurists, civil society activists and people from political parties.
The intention is to o intimidate the lawyers so that they do not attend either the march or the sit in.
The Magistrate who imposed this section should bear in mind that every citizen has a right to ventilate his grievances either in public or in private and ask for redress. This right cannot be curtailed so long as it is exercised in a lawful manner
Witchunt of political activists and lawyers has started. Many political workers and lawyers have been arrested. The province including the capital city Lahore, has decided to deploy Rangers in the big cities/towns. People’s houses are being raided for arrests.The government is afraid of the damage this march can do to their credibility.This Government is starting on a slippery slope when it starts arresting people on the pretext that they think these people may break the law. It is the right of people to demonstrating against unjust practices. Democracy is all about fair play. We say we are a democratic nation but when it comes to actual practice we use any means legal or illegal. Whoever is in government thinks the law is there to keep him in power and uses it to do just that.
Police have flexed their muscle and arrested human rights activist, Tahira Abdullah but he was released after being kept into custody for three hours. This is terror tactic designed to instil fear in peoples mind. The question that everyone is asking where is this going to lead.
The Asian Human Rights Commission has urged on the federal government to undo the orders of the district magistrate of the imposition of section 144 of CrPC and allow the citizens to have their protest in a peaceful manner

Mr Zardari seems to be on course for taking revenge from Iftikhar Chaudhry because he thinks he was complicit in his imprisonment for murder and corruption charges in the 1990s and the early part of this decade.Under his administration, Pakistan is descending deeper into crisis.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Expose Israeli Apartheid

Inhumanity of humans

The piece of video is by Senior CBS Foreign Correspondent Bob Simon, who is Jewish living outside Tel-Aviv and produced by Robert G, Anderson.

click below to see this video.

Exposing Israeli Apartheid

Why put up with this?

What has PPP done that is good in Pakistan Answer: a big fat nothing.
Since PPP came to power, we have more power cuts, food prices have rocketed. fuel subsidies have gone so man in street suffers traders suffers. Everyone suffers apart from the government. This is from a Party that derives its name from the word “People”. That is so disgusting. I think PPP should rename itself to Zardari Party.
When people of Pakistan got rid of dictator Musharraf, things were looking hopeful. The Murree Declaration set two parties to work together to govern Pakistan.
Thing did not start well when Zardari started dragging his heels over the restoration of judiciary. Even then people thought given time he will do the honourable thing.
But of course he had no intention of restoring all the senior judges. This was one topic that was common bond between the two parties. They were sworn enemies of each other. Since coming to power, PPP has displayed a hate mentality against the PML (N). A party in government has to behave with dignity. It can not carry out personal vendetta against opposition parties. It is exactly what I t has done since it came to power.
It has to think and pursue policies that are beneficial for the country as a whole.
PPP or rather Zardari has demonstrated that he is a man who can not be trusted. He should have honoured the pledge that his able wife made with good intentions. He has gone back on his promises and tarnished name of BeNazeer. Not only did he fail his wife he then started personal vendetta against opposition parties. This led him into doctoring the judges to disqualify Sharif bothers. Even that was not enough he had to impose governor rule in Punjab as well. That is taking the Mickey. There are parts of the country that resemble war zone. No he did not impose governor rule there. But he had to impose it in Punjab. Why man.? Has he taken leave of his senses? He keeps prodding coalition partners with spears and then come out with statement that all parties need to work together. Is that his way of working togather?

We are hearing in some circle that certain leaders are trying to mediate between the two parties. Would you trust a man who does not deliver on his promise, given several chances? How can anyone believe a word coming out this man's mouth? He is deceitful and will remain deceitful. I can’t see how he can redeem himself from this situation.
He has done damage that can not possibly be repaired.
This man should be in charge of organising a piss up in a brewery. He might actually succeed.

There are so many able people in Pakistan, yet people of Pakistan or PPP have to elect this man as leader. The Pakistani nation and its leaders need to do some serious soul searching and get rid of this American poodle before any more damaged is done to the country.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Attack on Sri Lanka cricket

The attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore Pakistan is despicable act of barbarism. Pakistan day by day is descending into anarchy and chaos. Pakistan government needs to root out this disease from society. It has to get to the core of problem rather than just treat the symptoms. Extremist are exploiting people who have no aspiration in life. Politically the country is appears to have democracy but that is in name only. People Party came to power on the back of Lawyer community, has failed to keep their word and restore Independent judiciary. We have Musharaf inherited cronies who were appointed by illegal authority making dubious decisions. Terrorism is on the increase .The government needs to look at what motivates these individuals. Desperate people adopt desperate measure. We need to make sure life of ordinary people is better than what it is today.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Israelies use of white phosphorus on civilians

Israelies use white phosphorus (banned substance) on civilians.
A barbaric practice that has that should have been stopped.
Where was conscience of of the world when this happened?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lady passes away

It is saddening to hear of a pakistani Lady called Salma from Southall passed away on Saturday 28th February 2009 .
May Allah shower his blessing upon her and grant her a place in Jannat. Oh Allah make the transformation from this world into the the next be an easy one for her.
She will be missed by all who who new her.

Ameen summa Ameen

Saturday, February 28, 2009

prayer etiquette

Have you ever gone into a mosque and you are waiting for prayer to start . You gaze upon clothes of person next to you. He is wearing clothes that were probably last washed a month ago.
You think prostating to the Almighty Creator you would want to wear reasonably clean set of clober. The clothes are Pak only when they are clean. Prayer brings peace and calm to our heart. Having a clean and Paak set of clothes bring you even more closer to the Almighty.

I urge brothers to keep everything around us clean, our clothes. our houses our streets our towns and cities. All of these acts will earn us Sawab from Allah and his people.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Politicisation of the rule of law in Pakistan

Pakistan Supreme Court verdict to declare Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif ineligible to contest elections or holding public offices has further devalued the respect for the superior judiciary of the country. The man in the street is able to detect the forces behind this decision. Anyone can see this has Asif Zardari’s hand in it. Pakistan People Party selected him as their leader surpassing all the others because he was husband of BeNazir Bhutto’s husband. Once known as Mr 10 per cent for taking kickback he is now President of Pakistan.
Pakistan is going through a critical period and further destabilisation of Punjab can only add to the country’s woes. In Pakistan political is a dirty game and political parties get electively victimised .Would you expect Mr 10 percent to play fair? No
It is a sad day for Pakistan. People of Pakistan need to wake up and start electing people with moral and principles. I know it is hard but these people do exist albeit not so many.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

update aid convoy arrests

In my previous post about aid convoy arrest, I mentioned about nine arrest by Lancashire Police.Then six people were released some days later without charge and three detained. I said in post that I thought the remaining three will be released without any charge.
Well they they have been released as well. Nine innocent men have been prevented from joining the aid convoy by Police. Three have been in cutody for almost a week.
The follow up action by the police, which has apparently included the strip-searching of an Imam and his wife in their own home in Blackburn will do wonders for community relations.
So what was the point of this futile exercise?

The police want to intimidate the muslim community and give the aid convoy a bad name. To some extent they have succeeded. The donations dropped dramatically since the high profile Police action.
The arrests were clearly deliberately timed for the eve of the departure of the convoy. Photographs of the high-profile snatch on the M65 were immediately fed to the press to maximise the newsworthiness of the smear that was being perpetrated on the convoy.
Innocent people have suffered mentally as well as financially as a result.

The tax payer does not pay taxes so that the Police start harrassing innocent folks in their daily life and start smear campaigne against charitable organisations.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Trader threatened with bailiffs over 1p debt

A SHOPKEEPER was threatened with bailiffs for a business rates debt of a penny.
The notice, sent on a council-headed letter from the authority’s revenue service recovery section, called for “immediate payment”.
It said: [If you do not pay] “Your case will be sent to the bailiffs for immediate collection. “If this proves necessary additional and significant costs will be added to your account.”
But when Usman Patel tried to settle the debt with a one pence piece, he was told his payment could not be accepted because minimum amount they could take was a £1.
How stupid is that? What a waste of taxpayer’s money.
Mr Patel, boss of the Blackburn News Centre in the Mall Shopping Centre for the past six years, was very upset especially when in the past he had never missed a payment.
Obviously the system is automated but someone must have seen the letter and realised the farce.
Blackburn with Darwen Council has now agreed to cancel the bill after admitting the letter was sent out by mistake following a computer error.
Denise Park, the council's strategic director of resources, said: "This is an automated system and this should not have happened, for which we apologise.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Gaza Aid convoy harassed

A CONVOY of aid vehicles being driven from East Lancashire to war-torn Gaza is back on the road after being halted by terror police. Nine men were arrested by officers on the M65 on Friday 13th February 2009 in what the police describe as an anti-terror operation.
The vehicles, carrying medicines, clothing and blankets, organised by the Lancashire Council of Mosques, were set to join a 100 vehicle convoy on its way to Gaza.
Six of these men have been released without charge.
Three of these men who were only going as far as London were unknown to the organisers. They were still being questioned by police and I think in time we will see them released as well.
Coun Salim Mulla said “The past two or three days have been a humiliating experience for those involved but they were determined not to be put off and are still part of the trip.”
Chris Chilvers, the North West organiser of the Viva Palestina aid convoy said:
"They are very angry about their treatment at the hands of the police and concerned that, despite being released without charge, the police are still refusing to return donations from the vans, personal belongings and mobile phones. The police have offered no satisfactory reason for these violations. The police behaviour has been a disgrace.
If the police knew something about these three then why didn’t the arrest them before there were with convoy. This smells of scare tactics and an attempt to blemish aid effort for Gaza.
The government is not only indifferent to the suffering of these people but it wants to stop others from helping them. It wants to tarnish the anything that has connotation of Islam.
It wants to restrict who get aid and who does not.
Police Chief Superintendent Neil Smith said the police were trying to be sensitive to the local communities.
I think the police have demonstrated nothing but insensitivity.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe

Oxford professor of international relations Avi Shlaim served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the state's legitimacy. But its merciless assault on Gaza has led him to devastating conclusions

Read further

Thursday, January 8, 2009


The U.S. Army speaks up for Hamas Wed, 12/31/2008 - 5:00pm
Read more

Venezuela expels Israel envoy over Gaza attacks Tue Jan 6, 2009 4:40pm EST
Read more

UK opposition leader slams world leaders over Gaza
Read more

Globe and Mail discussions January 7, 2009 at 10:27 AM EST
Read more

Nancy Kanwisher Blog Reigniting Violence: How Do Ceasefires End?

Southall - local information, news, events and Business Directory