Monday, November 29, 2010

US tightens security after leaks.

The controversial whistle-blowing site Wikileaks has released a cache of 250,000 secret messages sent by US diplomatic staff.

So far, Wikileaks has published on its site 220 of 251,287 of what it describes as US "cables"; it has given the files in full to five media groups, including the New York Times and Guardian newspapers.

Below are some of the key issues the documents reveal.

Iran attack

Several Arab leaders and their representatives are quoted as urging the US to carry out an attack on Iran to bring an end to its suspected nuclear weapons programme.

In a cable from April 2008, the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, recalled King Abdullah's "frequent exhortations" to the US to attack Iran.

Mr al-Jubeir said the king wanted the US "to cut the head off the snake"; the cable also reported that the Saudi foreign minister was less extreme, calling for more severe sanctions on Tehran.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The 10 richest countries in the world :

The economic strength of nations is typically measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). By this measure, the U.S. is still No. 1 and when China passed Japan in August to become the second wealthiest country, it was big news.

However, GDP doesn't tell you how much income -- the money that actually ends up in people's pockets -- is produced in a given country. To understand which nation has the most income, 24/7 Wall St. used Gross National Income (GNI) as a measure. We ranked the ten countries with the highest GNI per capita using the most recent data available from the World Bank. To factor in a nation's quality of life, we collected information on literacy, unemployment, and percentage of GDP spent on education. Sources include the World Bank, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, (UNESCO), and the CIA World Factbook.

Our methodology makes for a surprising list. Very few are superpowers. These are countries where there is either a small group of extremely wealthy people (Kuwait and Brunei, for example), or where the government heavily influences the distribution of income (such as Norway and the Netherlands).The following the 24/7 Wall St. list of the ten richest countries in the world:

:: See full article from DailyFinance::

The Gold Dinar, Islam and The Future of Money

August 25, 2009 - Abū Bakr ibn Abi Maryam reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah say: "A time is certainly coming over mankind in which there will be nothing (left) that will be of use (or benefit) save a Dinār (i.e., a gold coin) and a Dirham (i.e., a silver coin). [This prophecy clearly anticipates the eventual collapse of the fraudulent monetary system now functioning around the world.]
(Musnad, Ahmad)

There seems to be little understanding of the role that a European-created money-system has been playing in delivering to enemies of Islam the capacity to engage in massive legalised theft of the wealth of mankind. Nor is there realization that those enemies have designed a monetary system that would eventually deliver to them financial dictatorship over the whole world. They have already succeeded in enslaving millions of Muslims (as well as others amongst mankind) with slave wages and even destitution, while pursuing a sinister global agenda on behalf of the Euro-Jewish State of Israel. It is truly pathetic to listen to those who blame Pakistanis and Indonesians for miserable poverty in Pakistan and Indonesia.

Professor proposes 1-state solution for Israel-Palestine.

NEW BRITAIN —Norton Mezvinsky told students, faculty and members of the public Tuesday at Central Connecticut State University that a one-state solution is the best hope for the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Prof. Mezvinsky is president and academic director of International Council on Middle East Studies, Inc. in Washington, D.C. Back from a trip to the Middle East, he recently debated Prof. Joel Kovel on the “One State Solution” at the Brecht Forum in New York. Mezvinsky said the violent resistance to “the Israeli occupation” is the wrong approach morally and practically for Palestinians.

“Unfortunately, Israeli violence toward Palestinians will continue to beget Palestinian violence against Israel,” he said. “The present condition is a recipe for disaster, more continued oppression of Palestinians followed by increased violence for Palestinians, resulting in more wounding and killing of Palestinians and Israeli Jews.”

He warned about an amendment in the Israeli parliament that would require everyone to take a loyalty oath to Israel — another example, he said, of oppression of Palestinians.

By Scott Whipple - Staff Writer | New Britain Herald, thursday 25 nov 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Former Kelantan Ruler petitions.

thestaronline | November 26, 2010 - Apex Court dismissed the petitions filed by former Kelantan Ruler Tuanku Ismail Petra Sultan Yahya Yahya Petra. It ruled Tuanku Ismail Petra has no legal right to refer questions of law to the Federal Court for determination.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

This house would prefer money to free elections.

November 24, 2010 : The Doha Debates ask whether people prefer to make money and leave politics to the elite.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sabrun, Sabrun, Sabrun - 3 words to run away from promised services & responsibilities.

AlJazeeraEnglish | November 24, 2010 - Pakistani pilgrim Sayid Mahboob tells Al Jazeera's Imran Garda why he was forced to sleep on the streets during Hajj.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ethiopian Jews can move to Israel :

Cabinet agrees last Ethiopian Jews can move to Israel

Falash Mura Jews arrive in Israel in January 2010

The remaining members of the Ethiopian Jewish community are to move to Israel.

Falash Mura Jews arrive in Israel in January 2010.
After years of wrangling, Israel’s cabinet voted in favour of giving the more than 7,800 Falash Mura Jews citizenship.
The decision, likely to be the final chapter in the saga of the Ethiopian Jewish community, comes almost exactly 26 years after Operation Moses, when Israel airlifted 8,000 Jews out of Ethiopia in secret.

Finally: 8,000 Falashmura members will make Aliyah

Read full report  :

Watch video below to see other Jews (from  other parts of the world making Aliyah :

Bnei Menashe and Kaifeng Jews Making Aliyah (return to Israel)

ShaveiIsrael | November 19, 2009 - This video news report from CBN documents the aliyah of both the Bnei Menashe from India and the Jews from Kaifeng who have been brought to the Holy Land by Shavei Israel.

British Taliban want to kick their MPs out!

Its time MPs kept their promises : NUS pledge or petition

Promises...Promises....Three already broken!
1. broke Fees & EMA pledge
2. broke 'midwife pledge'
3. 'right to recall' promise (?)

At the general election, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg made a great deal of politicians needing to 'be more honest', and 'for promises to be kept'. The Liberal Democrats also suggested that a new 'right to recall' procedure should be introduced whereby MPs who break promises or are found guilty of impropriety should be vulnerable to a constituency petition of (10%) that MP would face an immediate by-election.

The 'right to recall' promise sadly itself represents another broken promise by the Liberal Democrats, and may never actually be introduced. However, in order to show the strength of feeling by the voting public against those MPs who vote for the raising of University tuition fees and/ or for the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance, we ask you to sign up to call for them to be recalled – this way, perhaps this broken promise can be put to some use!

Read Full NUS Pledge :

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Revolutionising travel in Europe.

AlJazeeraEnglish | October 19, 2010 - A high-speed train service run by a German company has made its first crossing between France and Britain using the Channel Tunnel.

The journey is significant because it is the first time a passenger train not run by Eurostar has used the tunnel.

The new link, which will connect London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam within three years, is set to revolutionise the way people travel across Europe.

American wars are Lies ::

TheRealNews | November 20, 2010 - David Swanson: All wars require lies.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Permit me to ask Sir, What success & what job are you talking about?

itnnews | November 20, 2010 - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says success in Afghanistan is globally important.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A talk to the newly elected Muslim Mayor of Calgary, Canada.

Riz Khan - Multiculturalism in Canada :

With Islamophobia on the rise in the US and Europe, has Canada set a different example by electing that country's first ever Muslim mayor?

Thirty-eight-year-old Naheed Nenshi, a Harvard-educated professor of Indian descent, won in the western city of Calgary, considered to be Canada's conservative bastion.Many say his victory is a testament to the country's commitment to multiculturalism that encourages immigrants to both preserve their ethnic roots and embrace their Canadian identity.

But critics say the multicultural model actually makes it tougher and not easier for new Canadians to integrate into mainstream society.Does multiculturalism help or hurt the cause of diversity in Canada?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Book Review : Tony Benn's 'Letters to My Grandchildren'

Writer's Profile : Tony Benn could have been Lord Stansgate if he wanted to, but instead he disclaimed the peerage in 1963 on the day the Peerage Act 1963 passed into law and made it possible for him to do so. I was a student when he was a minister in the British cabinet.

In this book review show, Ken Livingstone and his guests, Nadifa Mohamed and Robin Yassin-Kassab, have a detailed discussion about Tony Benn's new book called 'Letters to My Grandchildren'.

In his new book, Tony Benn writes letters to his 10 grandchildren and their generation where he shares his experience of life with them in an attempt to help them avoid the mistakes their parents and grandparents made.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

UK's PM message for Eid ul Adha

Wednesday 17 November 2010 - From no. 10 

Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his warmest wishes to Muslim communities around the world as they celebrate the fesival of Eid ul Adha.
In the PM’s message, he wished everyone a “very happy and peaceful Eid”.
The PM said:
“On this festival of Eid ul Adha I send my warmest wishes to all Muslim communities throughout the United Kngdom.
Eid ul Adha, celebrated all over the world, is one of the most holy festivals in Islam and celebrates the culmination of Hajj.
As families and friends come together in celebration. I want to recognise the immense contribution that British Muslims, over many generations, have made to our country.
And to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Eid.
Eid Mubarak.”
The official site of the Prime Minister's office :

- Are we living in the end times?

AlJazeeraEnglish | Riz Khan, November 11, 2010 - Is the world ignoring the signs of the so-called "end times"? Renowned philosopher and critic, Slavoj Zizek, explains what he thinks is causing the downhill slide, and points to the faltering economy, global warming and deteriorating ethnic relations as evidence.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Most importantly : Life goes on with a social construct - fiat currency & excessive derivatives based economy!

G20 Leaders Make Little Progress on Major Differences:

VOAvideo | November 12, 2010 - The leaders of the world's top 20 economies have agreed to strive for currency exchange rates that are determined by market forces. And they plan to create a system to identify economic imbalances that threaten economic stability. But as VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from the Group of 20 summit in Seoul, their statement was vague on specifics, and did not clearly resolve differences.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Student's rallies in the UK & George Bush's memoirs

November 12, 2010 - In this edition of Comment like the previous episodes, George Galloway reviews the most important news of the week like student's ralli.es in the UK, George Bush's memoirs called Decision Points.

Students, lecturers and support staff march against Education cuts and fees | 10 Nov 2010

adycousins | November 11, 2010 - Windows were broken at Tory party head office during today's protest but the real violence is being inflicted on the ConDem attack on education.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Singapore set to surpass Malaysia as Asean’s third largest economy

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 — Singapore is poised to overtake Malaysia as the third largest economy in Southeast Asia by the end of this year in a development economists and analysts say underlines the need for Putrajaya to step up efforts to increase competitiveness and undertake wider reforms.

According to a Bloomberg report, Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) this year is expected hit US$210 billion on the back of a blistering 15 per cent annual growth, beating Malaysia’s projected US$205 billion GDP. Both countries will release their 2010 numbers by February next year.

“A lot of times when we meet foreign investors what they tend to say is that Malaysia on the whole is generally inward focused ” he said. Eng said Malaysians were more preoccupied with how to divide the economic pie among themselves while other nations in Southeast Asia were more concerned with how to gain an edge over their neighbours.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Demo 2010 UK taliban (student) protests - live coverage

Shiv Malik - co-author of Jilted Generation - at the student demo in London 11 Nov 2010.

• Protesters occupy Conservative HQ in Millbank Tower
• Two police officers injured as tensions mount
• Bonfire started outside the building on the Thames
• NUS estimate 52,000 protesters in the capital
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Protesting students gather around a fire at Millbank Tower.
Demo 2010 protesters gather around a fire at Millbank Tower in London. Photo: Sky News

Matthew Weaver has found this video footage of at least 200 protesters storming Conservative HQ shouting "Tory scum."
A harassed security guard can be seen on the phone, presumably calling for back up. What looks like a smoke bomb was set off behind the security desk.

full report :

Book review :: SPY TRADE

An exclusive interview with Grant F. Smith, author of Spy Trade, a book that narrates the formidable and damaging espionage organized by Israel in the United States.

Director (Fazley Yaakob) resigns after University of Wales concerns.

The executive director of a Malaysian college offering University of Wales degree courses has resigned after questions about his own qualifications.

Fazley Yaakob, a pop star who runs the Fazley International College (FIC) in Kuala Lumpur, has two degrees from a bogus university.

Week In Week Out examined the way in which the University of Wales validated courses in overseas institutions.

The university has said concerns relate solely to Yaakob and not the courses.

BBC News 9 Nov 2010 - Read full report :

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lauren Booth (Muslimah) as interviewed by Muhammad Saeed.

Concern at University of Wales overseas degrees (Including M'sia)

A Malaysian pop star with a bogus doctorate has been running a college offering University of Wales degree courses, a BBC investigation shows.

A Bangkok college that Thai authorities say has been operating illegally, is also offering courses leading to degrees from the Welsh institution.

Week in Week Out examined the way in which the University of Wales validated courses in overseas institutions.

The university said it was dealing "thoroughly" with the issues raised.

The programme revealed that Fazley Yaakob (picture), who runs the Fazley International College (FICO) in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, was claiming to have both a masters and a doctorate in business administration.

BBC NEWS 9 Nov 2010 : Read full report

Monday, November 8, 2010

Drowning in Debt: US students helpless to pay off education.

‎2 things from M'sia going "west" to America:
1. "Too big to fail" bailouts &
2. Students loans...

RussiaToday | September 04, 2010 - A ticking time bomb of American debt. Over $830 billion are owed by college students in the US with $3 thousand more added on every second. The most traditional financial baggage for Americans was credit card debt. For the first time, debt belonging to college students has over taken that number one spot. "Students graduating in 2008, 2009 and 2010 are facing the worst job markets in a generation at least. And so you have people with more debt that we have ever seen before, who are having a harder time finding any job, let alone a job that pays them enough to somehow pay off all this debt."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Kaaba key keeper passes away at 82.

MAKKAH: Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Sheibi (pic), the keeper of the Holy Kaaba’s key, passed away Sunday morning. He was 82. His body was buried in the Maalla cemetery after funeral prayers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

Al-Sheibi family has been holding the position of the Kaaba key keeper since the time of jahiliya (pre-Islamic period). It was inherited by the eldest member of the family and did not transfer from father to son. Age was the basis for the key’s inheritance.

All Muslim rulers have respected Al-Sheibi family being the custodian of the Holy Kaaba and its key. The family of the present custodians is linked with Sheiba bin Othman Abitalha who lived during the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Read full report :

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rushing for the Pope : holy or worldly?

Spain rushes to finish church on time:

AlJazeeraEnglish | November 06, 2010 - Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Spain where he will be will be consecrating the Sagrada Familia church during Sunday mass.

The same phenomenon everywhere?