Friday, June 17, 2011

U.N. To Treat al-Qaeda And Talibans Differently

The United States Security Council voted Unanimously to treat al-Qaeda and the Taliban separately when it comes to U.N. sanctions.

The council's adoption of two resolutions symbolically severs al-Qaeda and the Taliban, which were previously tied in the same U.N. sanctions regime, and recognises their different agendas.
While al-Qaeda is focused on worldwide jihad against the West and especially U.S. Taliban militants have focused on Afghanistan and Pakistan and have shown little interest in attacking targets abroad.
"Today, the council has taken an important step in strengthening one of its key tools in the fight against terrorism," Britain's U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said after the vote. "We have adopted a new sanctions regime targeting the insurgency in Afghanistan and a second targeting the terrorism threat posed by al-Qaeda."
U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said the new sanctions regime for Afghanistan "will serve as an important tool to promote reconciliation, while isolating extremists" and also "sends a clear message to the Taliban that there is a future for those who separate from al-Qaida." 
It is being widely reported that U.S. is in direct talks with Talibans.

Niqab and Hot Pants anti Burqa Protests In France

Calling themselves the "Niqabitches," the veiled ladies can be seen strutting past prime ministerial offices and various government ministries with a black veil leaving only their eyes visible, but with their long legs naked bar black high heels. read more

Tony Blair Reads Quran Everyday

Mr Blair said it was “crucial” to be “faith-literate” in the 21st Century.
“I read the Bible every day. I read the Qur'an every day,” he told The Observer. “Partly to understand some of the things happening in the world, but mainly just because it is immensely instructive.” Read more

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ayman al Zawahiri Oppointed Al Qaeda Leader

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the longtime deputy to Osama bin Laden, will take over leadership of al Qaeda, according to a statement posted on several jihadist websites Thursday.
The United States believes that al-Zawahiri has indeed taken the helm of the terrorist network, according to a U.S. counter terrorism official.
Al-Zawahiri was widely regarded as al Qaeda's de facto leader since U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2.

Anthony Weiner Resigns

The New York Democrat Anthony Weiner had delayed making a decision about his future until his wife, Huma Abedin, returned from a trip with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Speaking at a centre for the elderly in Brooklyn where he launched his first campaign for city hall in 1991, Mr Weiner said: “I had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do. To fight for the middle class and help the struggling to make it.
“Unfortunately the distraction that I have caused has made that impossible. And so today I am announcing my resignation from congress.”

His wife was not with him as he made this announcement.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mother Paraded Naked In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani mother has been forcibly paraded naked through a village after her sons were accused of sleeping with a married neighbor who became pregnant, police said Tuesday. Read more

Muslim Clerics want Shariah Law For Gays

Muslim Clerics want Shariah Law for Gays