Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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
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?
Monday, November 9, 2009
We are still under siege,
in darkness.... .
in their beds.....
And many have just tears to shed.....
We have nothing but pain.....
And daily sadness..... .
So do you still remember us?!
at least in your prayer?!
Gaza children implore you! They are dying due to the blockade!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
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:
Isn't it amazing what you can do with a computer and the internet?
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
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
Monday, June 22, 2009
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
See this video to get an inkling of their mindset.
Friday, June 12, 2009
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
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
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Here is chronology of the events:
Date Action requested
03 November 2008 application acknowledged
04 November 2008 family head NIC number requested
09 November 2008 1. passport (Pers info ) image
2. passport (visa page )
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.
Monday, April 20, 2009
noble organisation, for the benefit of all people, unbiased
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
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
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Nawaz Sharif Speech in faislabad 07 March 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
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.
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
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
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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