I was glad to interview Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, director of the Cultural Institute of the Italian Islamic Community and Secretary General of the Italian Muslim Assembly. He is also co-founder and co-chairman of the Islam-Israel Fellowship at the Root and Branch Association, and advisory council member of the Jewish Legal Heritage Society.
My article: Israel Needs Real Leadership
The enemy knows us much better that we know ourselves. Strong in billions of dollars shamelessly lavished by the United States and the European Union in a futile attempt to keep them under restraint, two terrorist groups waged a bloody civil war that culminated in the establishment of two parallel governments: one “secular nationalist” in the West Bank and the other Islamist in Gaza. It has been a fight for control and it’s not over: both Hamastan and Fatahstan will battle for winning the hearts and minds (and money) of the international community.
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My interview with Tunisian human rights activist Abu Khawla
Tell us more about your commitment as human right activist.
- As you mentioned, I’m a Tunisian academic and Human Rights activist. From 1996 to 2000 , I’ve been Secretary General and then President of the Tunisian Section of Amnesty International. Later, I moved to the Persian Gulf region where I presently reside. Over the past three years my activity shifted to writing. I am published on the leading Arab liberal website Elaph.com and some of my essays are posted in the English section of Midde East Transparent, as well. Elaph has more than 400 thousand readers per day. I deal with as different topics as women’s rights and modernization in the Islamic world, the Palestinian issue, and economic development , that is my field of specialization. The Internet means freedom to me, indeed. I write with a pen name because of professional obligations. I also continue my Human Rights work.
My article at Human Events: Sarkozy Cannot Save France . An op-ed in the Opinion Journal reitered a similar concept as mine: The Old World needs an intellectual revolution to meet the challenges ahead. And following in his predecessor’s footsteps, Sarkozy pushes the Eurabian project.
The clownish Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alema (a ‘former’ communist party member) paid a visit to his friends in Syria to reassure them that they can go away with their crimes in Lebanon and tells us again that Assad is a man of peace we can trust..Not only, he also affirmed that ‘Hamas and Hezbollah helped keep the Italian troops in south Lebanon safe’. No comment needed.
Antarinejad called for genocide against Jews – again.
California Assembly Passes Historic Iran Divestment Bill
Iranians Opposed to the Regime Applaud California on Iran Divestment Bill
Osama’s House of Horrors. The mainstream media stays mute on a recently discovered Al-Qaeda torture manual
U.S. battles Islamic Jihadists in Somalia
Historian Finds Proof of Arab Armies’ Intent to Destroy Israel
Newt Gingrich: Towards a 21st Century Governing Majority
Fleeing Palestinian terror rockets. Photo Feature: Sderot Refugees in Tel Aviv Tent City .The faces of the children speak volumes about their desire for a normal life.
‘The road to peace passes through Damasco’, said Nancy Pelosi. Jihadists moving into Lebanon from Syria
Magdi Allam: Guerra santa per via legale
Bizarre headline of the day
Mass Grave Containing Thousands of Jews Killed by Nazis Found in Ukraine
David Warren: Lebanon Again
A must-read for all those who favor Turkey’s entry in Europe: Turkey’s leaders plan Muslim Europe
From no2liberals’ Nuke’s News and Views blog: Infidelophobia…In The Words Of The Koran!
Polish Girl’s Holocaust Diary Unveiled
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: To submit to the book is to exist in their hell
Nicaraguan thug Daniel Ortega is going to visit his friends the Mullahs in Iran, aboard a jet on loan from his pal Moammar Gaddafi (the man of the many spellings).
Deborah Fait: Cecità morale. Quando riguardano Israele i giudizi sono sempre al vetriolo e affetti da cecità morale, le condanne piovono senza pietà e senza il minimo imbarazzo. Israele arresta una trentina di capi terroristi di hamas e D’alema che fa? Perbacco interviene immediatamente definendo l’arresto «un atto molto preoccupante che non contribuisce a rilanciare le condizioni di dialogo»
Enviado por Martha Beatriz Roque via e-mail: Fotos actividad 20 de mayo en Camagüey en la calle
My article at Real Clear Politics: The Human Cost of Iran’s Islamist Rule
For the first time in years, there is a diplomatic crisis between Italy and the United States over five Taliban thugs whose release was demanded by the Italian govt to the Afghan one, in exchange for the release of an Italian leftist reporter. As I wrote previously, the Left caved into the Taliban blackmail (it wants the Dark Ages terrorists to attend the International Conference on Afghanistan!). According to unconfirmed claims by the intelligence service, the Taliban freed might be much more. Also, Foreign Minister D’alema said he had told the US about such a deal, during his meetings in Washington. The State Dept. dismissed those claims as “lies”. Italy is not reliable, his FM even tells lies about his official meetings. Don’t worry, because this gov’t is not going to last long. In the meantime, the US is rightly upset.
Still hope in Europe: Seven people who raised money for Colombian and Palestinian terrorists through T-shirt sales have been charged under Denmark’s anti-terror law, a prosecutor said Thursday
Crackdown on freedom of opinion, in the name of multiculturalism: France fires official for opposing Muslim school
A bit of good news from Europe: French Court Rules for Newspaper That Printed Muhammad Cartoons
Another crime in the name of ‘honor’: Husband rips wife’s eyes out after she refuses sex
While the world looks the other way: Two Sudanese Women from Darfur Sentenced To Death By Stoning
Weekly Standard: Khartoum continues to kill
Chinese wife goes after Yahoo to free her husband from prison
Mugabe using hit squads
The new Publius Pundit is here!
Surgeon offers answers on metastatic breast cancer. Prognosis Worrisome With Cancer’s Return .I agree with Charles of LGF when he writes that we must wish Edwards’ wife success in her fight against breast cancer. They are our political adversaries, but when it comes to this disease, we should put politics aside for a moment.
Damas de Blanco de Camaguey y Ciego de Ávila reciben apoyo de la población en su recorrido a la Iglesia. “Tengan fe no desmayen…”, Ellos no debían de estar presos…” “Oramos por ustedes..” “Tengan cuidado.. que no les vayan a hacer nada malo…”, dijeron muchas personas del pueblo. “El pueblo nos apoya, el pueblo ya sabe la verdad…los actos de repudio no provienen del pueblo, el pueblo sabe que sólo pedimos que se haga justicia”
Another video of the fascistic aggression against the peaceful Ladies in White carried out by the usual Castroite mobs led and organized by the political police. After such a brutal act of harassment, the Ladies received the solidarity of the ordinary Cubans.
Comisión de atención a los presos políticos y familiares: Se crea segundo buró de la CAPPF
Cuba’s “Black Spring” commemorated in Camagüey and Villa Clara
Arrestado e incomunicado en la Habana Secretario General de la Confederación Obrera Nacional Independiente de Cuba
Carlos Serpa Maceira : Conmemora Movimiento Sindical Independiente en Cuba Aniversario de la Primavera Negra
UPDATE 02/21/07 : Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns. The Left lost at the Senate over a vote on the Italian Afghanistan mission. Now it’s up to the President of the Republic to accept the resignation (he’ll most probably do so) and decide whether to schedule new elections (I don’t think he’ll do so, as he is from a party of the current gov’t). If elections are scheduled, they might be held in a few months. And, according to all polls, the Right would win easily. I don’t believe the right will change things (governments in Italy are known for breaking promises), but at least Italy would be again part of the Coalition of the Willing in the War on Terror and a faithful ally of the US and Israel, instead of Hezbollah and Hamas. This, even though many Italians have strong prejudices against America and Israel and tend to be sympathetic to the Palestinians. I will keep you up-to-date.
Arab regimes of the Persian Gulf (our supposed ‘allies’) trained Al-Qaeda men to fight in Somalia
Apparently, the Italian government sees nothing wrong in talking to Hezbollah. Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alema, whose government faces a crisis of popular legitimacy according to all polls, told Prodi that “unless there’s unity on the foreign policy, the government has to resign and schedule new elections”. Those who are familiar with Italian politics know that the Left is split on every topic, from economy to the very same foreign policy. Even being right-leaning, I don’t consider myself that follower of the European Right, let alone the Italian one, as I see them as very immature when it comes to reform the economic, pension and job market system. But, I am counting the days when this anti-American government comes to an end. And it’s almost sure that, if elections were held today, they would lose big time.
World public opinion still refuses to face the reality.West-Islam civilisations clash rejected. It’s the Islamic terrorists who declared this clash. Go explain it to the ‘world public opinion’..Meanwhile, the Saudi regime fuels jihadists’ thirst for murder of free thinkers. The latter pledge to defend their right to free speech.
Diana West: Islamists’ female victims
Farid N. Ghadry, Syrian dissident: Syria’s terror networks
Italian court rules in favor of Dark Ages: PAKISTANI MARRIAGE BY PHONE VALID RULES COURT
Egyptians Islamists suggest abolishing love
From Sandmonkey, a disturbing story on a father who disowns his own son (the detained blogger Abdel Kareem) because of the latter’s political opinion. Daily Star: Freedom for an Egyptian blogger and freethinker . You can sign the petition here.
Anna Mahjar-Barducci: A step backward in Moroccan freedoms
Serbian war criminal sentenced to 37 years over role in massacre of Bosnians.
38 Cuban doctors defect in Venezuela; plan to move to the United States.(Spanish).
38 médicos cubanos en Venezuela desertan buscando un nuevo destino
Recent defectors now in Colombia
Las Damas de Blanco con paso firme en Internet, pero censuradas
Cuban rock band openly speaks out against Castro. “He’s a SOB. He’s the real cause of our country’s problems”, says the band leader from Havana. (Spanish).
Grupo rock cubano clandestino, desde la isla habla abiertamente contra los Castro. Llegó la hora de llamar las cosas por su nombre