ALBANIA CHEERS AMERICA

June 14, 2007

While anti-Americanism is very strong and on the rise in Europe, nations that suffered from dictatorships or ethnic cleansings usually tend to be very friendly at the United States. Albania welcomed President Bush, as it remembers that America contributed a lot to its liberation by helping in the fight against Soviet Union and rescuing Kosovo’s Albanians from the regime of deceased Serbian Communist and war criminal Slobodan Milosevic. While I’m not sure if independence for Kosovo is a good thing, I think that the photos below just show the genuine gratitude of a people who suffered communism and, in Kosovo, has been slaughtered in its thousands by the pro-Russian Serbs.

Kudos to Albania!

Cross-posted at Publius Pundit


QAEDA LEADER IN IRAQ MAYBE DEAD, WOMAN STONED TO DEATH,TURKS FOR SECULARISM,SANDMONKEY QUITS BLOGGING

May 1, 2007

Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq may have gone to meet the 72 virgins Satan.

A woman in northern Iraq was stoned to death in another ‘honor’ killing. Here is video of the woman after being stoned. Please, be warned that it’s graphic and may be very disturbing to some viewers.Click through the link only if you think you can handle it.

But there’s also a good news, as people marched in North Iraq in order to protest against ‘honor’ killings.

Magdi Allam: Non basta regolare i flussi Vanno salvati i nostri valori

Please go see: Video of the Crackdown on Iranian Women. That the Mullahs are criminal is a matter of fact, but they are mentally ill, too: They are filtering ‘immoral’ mobile messages (SMS), banning Western haircuts and eyebrow pucking for men and forcing shopkeepers selling evening dresses to saw off the breasts of the mannequins because they could excite some men…

More than one million Turks rally against Islamism, for secularism.

Picchiato a scuola perché critica i clandestini

Editorial comment: We cannot sit back and let Sharia take root in Britain

FPM: Europe’s Islamist-Leftist Alliance

Brussels Journal: Towards a Totalitarian Europe

Berlin angry at Muslim segregation demand

Mob and police torture Catholic man accused of blasphemy in Pakistan

Cattolico accusato di blasfemia, torturato dalla folla e dalla polizia in Pakistan

Our great friend Sandmonkey is calling it quits. Atlas Shrugs has interviewed him. ADNKronos: COURAGEOUS BLOGGER BOWS OUT

Photos from the Free Kareem Rally in Washington D.C.

Magdi Allam: Il denaro e la finanza come cavallo di Troia

For Europe, it’s easier to convict US soldiers than Islamic terrorists who plot the murder of their citizens.

TG5: La protesta delle musulmane che vogliono vestire all’occidentale

Bat Yeor: The Palestinianization of Europe

Marocchino bigamo tenta di uccidere la moglie italiana

Diana West: Failure to see jihad for what it is

Jewish woman attacked in Marseille train station

Iraqi columnist: Yankee, Don’t Go Home!

“Hamas or Abbas, It Makes No Difference,” Rudy Giuliani Says, No Israeli Concessions until the Arabs Stop Terrorism

Italy’s first online Islamic TV channel handled by supremacist group with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and opponent of Israel’s right to exist.

‘Moderate’ murderer Mohammad Khatami tells Israeli reporters to ‘go to hell’

California Assemblyman Anderson’s Historic Iran Divestment Bill Passes Unanimously. Jewish Journal: Jews and Iranian Secularists unite behind Iran divestment bill . My post Publius Pundit.

New wave of anti-gay repression in communist Cuba

Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello: La cara pública de la moneda: (Serie No.7),sobre el irresponsable Sr. Moratinos

Nuestro querido amigo Máximo José García fue acosado por la policia politica por frecuentar la SINA

El MLC y la CAPPF se adhieren a la “Unidad por la libertad”

Comunicado en solidaridad con presos políticos

Two dissidents who were recently released after serving their sentences

Carlos Serpa Maceira: DENUNCIAN DESALOJO Y BRUTALIDAD POLICIAL EN EL ORIENTE DE CUBA

CIRCULA EN CUBA BOLETÍN EDITADO POR EL CENTRO PARA LA COMPRENSIÓN DE LOS AFRODESCENDIENTES CUBANOS


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March 22, 2007

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.

Magdi Allam: L’Italia sta diventato la sdoganatrice dei terroristi sulla scena internazionale?

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 

Boston Review: Iran’s Other Religion – Most Iranians under the age of 25—who make up 50 percent of the overall population—consider themselves agnostic 

Chinese wife goes after Yahoo to free her husband from prison

Mugabe using hit squads 

 Mugabe's Campaign 

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 

 


February 24, 2007

ACLU again shills for terror supporters

Islamic Republic of Britain Update: Muslims should adapt to UK’s school system. Schools ‘should accommodate Muslim needs’

Diana West: Imposing Islamic law

From the very same Europeans who blame the U.S. for ‘violating privacy rights’: Europe’s Plan to Track Phone and Net Use  . But try to blame the Europeans. They’ll accuse you to meddling into their internal affairs..

To my Iranian readers: my original article , Unworthy Heirs to Cyrus , published in the American Thinker, now has been translated by Save Pasargad in Parsi. Janeshanan Nalayegh Korosh

Magdi Allam: Matrimoni misti? La sharia è già da noi

Another ‘honor’ killing in Britain, as a Pakistani man has slaughtered his family because they were ‘too Western’

Rudy Giuliani may be the first Italian-American to become U.S. President . Rasmussen Poll: Giuliani 52% Clinton 43% .Yet, the Italian media are focusing on Hillary Clinton, as if Rudy weren’t running. Hugh Hewitt interviews Giuliani

My post at Publius Pundit: Political Instability in Italy

Magdi Allam: No a Israele? Niente dialogo. Non si dialoga con chi non rispetta Israele

Our ‘friend’ and ‘ally’ , the ‘secular’ regime of Hosni Mubarak, has just sentenced Secularist, Anti-Islamist, Liberal Egyptian blogger Abdel Kareem to 4 years for “insulting Islam” and “the President” (the self-proclaimed Pharaoh of Egypt).  Abdel Kareem is one of the many emerging moderate, secularist Arabs whose englightened voices are silenced by so-called ‘secular’ authoritarian regimes. Fellow blogger Sandmonkey was at the trial and tells more here. Freedom for Egyptians says she is sad. Toasted Bread writes that it’s a sad event for bloggers. From the Washington Post: The ‘Crime’ Of Blogging In Egypt . Amnesty International: Karim Amer sentence makes bloggers new target of the authorities.Our govts give plenty of money to the Mubarak’s regime. I wish to be proven wrong, but I very much doubt that any Western leader will threaten to cut diplomatic relations with Egypt over this case.

Speaking of repression against bloggers, the blogs of two Iranian friends were shut down by the Mullahs’ regime.

FrontPage Magazine: Trita Parsi, The Mullahs’ Voice in Washington

Opinion Journal: The Earth was warming before global warming was cool

Female Pakistani Minister Shot Dead for Refusing to Wear Veil

Weekly Standard: What’s in a Name? Ask Taiwan

Gobierno italiano cómplice del apartheid en La Habana (h/t: Marc, Babalu)

Jaime Leygonier: Arrestan a madre y niñas sin hogar

Enviado por Darsi Ferrer: Agreden policías alemanes a opositor cubano

To sweeten your weekend, a song I chose from my jukebox. ‘How Do You Keep The Music Playing’, sang by the couple Willy Chirino and Lissette, famous Cuban-born singers.


February 20, 2007

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.

My article in the American Thinker: Unworthy Heirs to Cyrus . See also my post at Publius Pundit here.

Arab regimes of the Persian Gulf (our supposed ‘allies’) trained Al-Qaeda men to fight in Somalia

Buone nuove: Clementina Forleo potrebbe finire sotto processo a Brescia

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

Secret religious police to spy on unmarried lovers. In Malaysia. And in Saudi Arabia, the police punish those who dared to defy the official ban on Valentine’s Day.

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.

Libero: E’ PERICOLOSO FARE IL BLOGGER IN EGITTO. Potete firmare la petizione qui.

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


October 19, 2006

From The-World-Has-Gone-Nuts Dep.t: Terror-enabling Islamists to make case for violence at Dublin’s Trinity college.

Honest Reporting: A Reuters cameraman takes part in rock-throwing attacks against Israeli security forces

Britain’s Surrender to Radical Islam.Ripping away the veil over the failure of policy-makers.

Magdi Allam: In Italia è meglio difendere il diritto a non indossarlo

From Gateway Pundit: 92 Year Old Turkish Woman Faces Charges for Veil Statements

Una donna turca di 92 anni è sotto processo nel suo paese per aver espresso la sua opinione sullo straccio che opprime le donne mussulmane.

It should be cristal clear to Europe (and the State Dep.t) what the Mullahs would do with the nuclear bomb: Ahmadinejad: “Israel cannot survive” . And it should be abundantly clear to all of them that the Shia Mullahs finance Sunni Hamas: Islamic Republic Paid Hamas Not to Free Abducted Israeli Soldier

Marze Por Gohar, Iranian opposition website: Hezbollah newspaper credits Ahmadinejad with hostage taking

Scott Ritter is a lunatic person whose opposition to democratic regime change in Iran (by the Iranian people, but with the crucial moral and economic support of the U.S.) makes him the enemy of the Iranian people.

Tunisia moves against headscarves. (h/t: Myrtus) . Two Tunisian women express different viewpoints on this. Leyla in the US says she disagrees. Massir in Tunisia says she is against hijab and supports the ban. Massir has posted her thoughts on it and I can manage to understand what she wrote in French : Je suis contre le port du voile

Hundreds Mourn Myanmar Activist Thet Win Aung.Nearly 300 friends and sympathizers attended the funeral of a 34-year-old pro-democracy activist who had been imprisoned by the military junta and died this week in jail, a colleague said Wednesday

FERMIAMO IL GENOCIDIO DEL POPOLO TIBETANO!. Manifestazione di fronte al consolato cinese di Milano.

Judge: Ethiopian forces killed 193 unarmed protesters. ‘Old men killed in their homes, children attacked in gardens’

Independent press bureau ratifies commitment with liberty and democracy for the Cuban people

En Cuba, Madre e hija mueren por epidemia de Dengue

Biblioteca Independiente “Ronald Reagan” realiza actividad para niños

Denuncian Represión Contra Bibliotecario Independiente en Isla de Pinos

Carlos Serpa Maceira: Ratifican en Cuba Apoyo a Proclama del Movimiento Sindical Independiente

Young activists in Cuba participate in video conference call with Miami-based Cuban Democratic Directorate

The first Congress of the Independent Libraries organized by the Assembly to Promote Civil Society is underway across Cuba, and despite the brutal repression the librarians are facing. The Assembly to Promote the Civil Society is civil society coalition of 365 Cuban opposition movements that fight peacefully for democratic and regime change in the island. From Octuber 10, 2006, to February 2007, a meeting of the 152 independent libraries is taking place in numerous Cuban towns and cities. They are informing the population about the goals of the civil desobedience and non-cooperation campaigns named “Yo no coopero, yo si quiero el cambio” (I don’t cooperate with the repressive authorities, I want the change). The official motto is “We are gathering for democracy”. Banned books, reviews, leaflets are being distribuited to the neighbors of the libraries where the meetings are taking place and to the population at large. There will be special events with youths and children, too.

Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello from Havana sent us these first photos showing the librarians and libraries gathered in Congress for Democracy.

Below is the “Elena Mederos” independent library.

 

Miguel Vazquez Tamayo was shortly detained two times last week, but he has no intention to be intimidated.

Watching one of the many banned videos

My Publius Pundit post on the issue is here.


October 16, 2006

Hamas readying to wage second round of their genocidal war against Jews.

Spain praises Syria, the occupiers of Lebanon,while Syria aids arms smuggling into the Cedars’ country.

From the State-Dep.t-Does-Not-Surprise-Me Department: US plans sale of aircraft parts to the terrorist and murderous Islamic Republic in Iran

Arming our killers: US Supplies Fatah With Arms

Magdi Allam: La quarta moschea (affidata all’Ucoii)

Amil Imani, Iranian activist: Islamic Republic’s Mullahs’ Infighting: What it is All About

One Free Korea: NK Resolution: Winners and Losers

North Korean defector: My emaciated childhood in the North Korean workers’ utopia

There couldn’t be more excellent news before I go to bed than the ones of Chavez losing his UN Secy Council bid and Ecuador choosing an anti-communist as their next president. Now, if you have any bad news, don’t let me know before tomorrow morning.

Archontan quits blogging and thanks us for our support. We thank her/him for his/her brilliant posts.

Cuba’s Ladies in White (wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of the political prisoners) win the 2006 “Human Rights First” Prize. Ladies in White 2 (because they had won the Sakharov prize last year, too), Castro’s regime 0. News in Spanish here.

Las Damas de Blanco premiadas por su coraje y determinación

The first Congress of the Independent Libraries organized by the Assembly to Promote Civil Society is underway across Cuba, and despite the brutal repression .Read the Assembly’s press release, in PDF and Spanish, here.Please, let the world know that the Cuban resistance is growing and these events can’t be ignored. The independent libraries are gathered for democracy. Their meeting is part of the Civic Desobedience and Non-Cooperation campaign.

Sobre el Congreso de Bibliotecas Independientes, el miembro del Comité de Relaciones Públicas de la Asamblea para Promover la Sociedad Civil, Miguel Valdés Tamayo (Grupo de los 75) informa: La BI Elena Mederos, sita en Calzada de 10 de Octubre, no. 2036, entre Santa Isabel y Aranguren, La Palma, Arroyo Naranjo, dirigida por Albertina Isabel Fonseca Veléz, realizó el 14 de octubre de 2006, la primera actividad por el Congreso de Bibliotecas Independientes. Para seguir leyendo la noticia, pulsar aqui (PDF)

Ratifica Su Compromiso Con La Libertad Y La Democracia Buró de Prensa Puente Informativo Cuba-Miami

La Asamblea para Promover la Sociedad Civil quiere dar a conocer la siguiente información: Yunieski García López, bibliotecario independiente, de Santa Clara, -golpeado por las turbas fascistas a la salida del Hospital Provincial Arnaldo Milián Castro, el pasado día 12 de octubre de 2006- comunicó vía telefónica, que el día 13 de octubre del 2006, se presentó en su casa un oficial de la Seguridad del Estado para decirle que fuera al Hospital Provincial Arnaldo Milián Castro, que Guillermo Fariñas quería verlo. Para seguir leyendo la noticia, pulsar aqui (PDF) .  (Mi nota: Fariñas decidió resumir su huelga de hambre y sed en protesta contra estos atropellos  a los hermanos activistas que van a visitarlo)