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US House urges Obama to send arms to Ukraine

by on Mar.25, 2015, under News Events

Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

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The US House has passed a resolution calling on President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, despite the fragile truce in the eastern part of the country.

The non-binding resolution was approved by an overwhelming majority of 348-48.

Sending weapons to the Kiev government would not mean involvement in a new war for America, claimed US Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), a Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, who sponsored the document. “The people of Ukraine are not looking for American troops,” Engel said. “They are just looking for the weapons.”

According to Engel, “this war poses the greatest threat to European security since World War II, and we shouldn’t take it lightly, and we shouldn’t be idle, and we shouldn’t sit back, and we shouldn’t let other countries tell us what to do.”

It comes as the White House is unwilling to make any radical moves on Ukraine, and follows German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to persuade Obama to commit to Ukraine’s truce plan during her February visit to the US.

Back in September, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko requested Congress to authorize a delivery of US military equipment to the Ukrainian government. So far, Obama has only signed off on non-lethal aid and sanctions against Russia – which Kiev and Washington claim is involved in the conflict, despite giving no evidence to support the notion.

The Ukrainian military launched an operation in the country’s southeast last April, after the Donetsk and Lugansk regions refused to recognized the new authorities in Kiev which were installed during the February 2014 coup.

A woman reacts as she passes a destroyed house in the town of Debaltseve, north-east from Donetsk, March 17, 2015. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

A woman reacts as she passes a destroyed house in the town of Debaltseve, north-east from Donetsk, March 17, 2015. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

The death toll in the Ukraine conflict has exceeded 5,800 people, many of them civilians, while another 14,000 have been injured, according to a February UN report.

The Donetsk airport has remained a battlefield in the conflict since May 2014. The international airport – which used to handle some five million passengers annually – now lies in ruins.

The Donetsk region witnessed daily shelling before the latest Minsk ceasefire agreement on February 12. Civilians were killed when shells hit residential buildings, schools, hospitals, and public transport. Pro- and anti-government forces also fought around Debaltsevo, a strategic railway hub connecting the breakaway regions of Lugansk and Donetsk.

Last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called on Germany and France to take action against Kiev’s non-compliance with the Minsk peace agreement. According to Lavrov, Kiev didn’t make an effort to start dialogue with the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk on the modalities of elections there.

READ MORE: ‘Glaring breach’: Minsk ‘violation’ sees Russia urge France, Germany to act on Ukraine

Moreover, Lavrov said on Saturday that the EU would not comply with Kiev’s request to send a peacekeeping force to Ukraine unless the rebels endorse such a mission. “I believe there are no madmen in the EU. [The EU previously deployed peacekeepers] only in situations in which, as in the Balkans, all sides of a conflict agreed to it,” Lavrov said in an interview to Rossiya 1 channel.

UK military personnel have arrived in Ukraine and are beginning their training mission there, Britain’s Ministry of Defence announced last week. US training will begin in April, as America has committed nearly 300 paratroopers to the mission.

READ MORE: UK troops start training Ukraine’s army, US confirms own mission

Russia has supported the Minsk peace plan and has been vocal in its opposition to sending lethal aid to Ukraine.

Washington’s decision to supply Ukraine with ammunition and weapons would explode the whole situation” in eastern Ukraine and Russia would be forced to respond “appropriately,” Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said at the end of February.

“It would be a major blow to the Minsk agreements and would explode the whole situation,” TASS quoted Ryabkov as saying.

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‘Use lots of lube and enter the anus slowly’: Chicago schools teach anal sex to 5th graders

by on Nov.17, 2014, under News Events

RT – Daily news / RT / 1 hours ago


Andrew Jackson Language Academy (AJLA) hosted several parent workshops during report card pickup on Wednesday, including a meeting on Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) sex ed curriculum. Parents were given a binder that included the materials and topics that would be discussed, including the benefits of female condoms for extending sex and increasing pleasure, the use of lubrication and how to insert condoms into the anus for anal sex.

Parents were notified of Wednesday’s presentation in a letter from school principal Mathew Ditto. The letter said a CPS representative would be at the meeting where“we will share the lessons and information that will be taught to your child.” CPS has said some of the lessons are even intended for children in kindergarten, DNAinfo reported.

The letter said the topics included personal safety, human reproduction and childbirth, puberty, abstinence and healthy relationships. Fourth-graders and above would also learn information about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. Students in fifth grade and above would also learn about contraception and pregnancy prevention, and lessons would include a condom demonstration, the letter stated.

 

 

The chairwoman of the Local School Council, Angela Bryant, has two children who attend AJLA, which has 565 students. She called the way the information was to be presented to students “appalling,” “obscene” and not age-appropriate.

“The curriculum is appalling,” Bryant told DNAinfo. “The language to me was the most offensive part initially. Pop and lube, lube lube, and those kind of things. … [It] serves to rob many of our children of their innocence.”

“The language for me is very much concerning to me as a parent. The content goes beyond what I feel is age-appropriate for a fifth-grader,”she added. Fifth graders are usually between 10 and 12 years old.

Another Chicago elementary school, Waters Elementary, posted the materials and slides that were included in the AJLA binder online. The presentation links to demonstration videos from Planned Parenthood, the Female Health Company and Teaching Sexual Health. The latter provides guidance on age appropriateness: “These videos should only be used for grades 8-12.” It also includes material called The 411 on Female Condoms that was developed by the Chicago Female Condom Campaign.

 

Bryant told DNAinfo she is in favor of health education that explains sex in an informative way, but said that the CPS handouts were composed “in a manner that actually is piquing curiosity about sexual pleasure.”

In a statement Friday afternoon, CPS officials said that the objectionable material presented at AJLA was a mistake.

“The objectionable material presented at Andrew Jackson Language Academy this week is not and never was part of the student sexual education curriculum,” CPS spokesman Bill McCaffrey said in a statement. “It was mistakenly downloaded and included in the parent presentation, and we agree with parents it is not appropriate for elementary school students.”

“As part of our sexual health education policy approved by the Board of Education in 2013, Chicago Public Schools offers a comprehensive sexual education curriculum that is designed to ensure age-appropriate material and minimum instructional minutes for every grade level, consisting of family and sexual health education topics for K-12 students,” McCaffrey continued.

 

 

Only teachers were supposed to see the material, WBBM reported. School officials say they’re taking steps to make sure teacher resources and supplemental materials are kept separate from the curriculum.

CPS passed a new, comprehensive sex ed policy in February 2013. At the school board meeting when the curriculum passed, Dr. Stephanie Whyte, chief officer of student health and wellness at CPS, presented statistics showing that Cook County, Illinois ‒ where Chicago is located ‒ ranks first nationally for rates of gonorrhea and syphilis among all counties and second in Chlamydia, DNAinfo reported.

She said more than half of all CPS high-school students report having had sexual intercourse, 12 percent before the age of 13. More than a third reported not using a condom during their last sexual intercourse, and more than a quarter say they’ve never been taught about HIV.

In a 2013 press release, CPS officials said implementation of this type of comprehensive education policy “helps to reduce school-level incidents of sexual misconduct and harassment and positively impact rates of [sexually transmitted diseases] and unintended pregnancy among Chicago’s youth.”

 

Many parents told WMAQ that, although they support sex education, the material went too far for elementary school students.

“Sexual awareness, OK ‒ but how to use a condom, and that it was going to be shown how, is a little bit extreme,” said parent Tamara Gear.

It definitely gets to an inappropriate level, things I wouldn’t even discuss in my own personal life,”AJLA parent Rachel Gigliotti said. “Sex with a condom, sex without a condom, sex with lube ‒ things that no sixth grader should ever be exposed to.”

“To tell my 5th-grader, who’s still into ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ that it’s OK to have safe anal sex ‒ I’m sorry. That’s just not appropriate,”another parent, Amy Miller, told WBBM.

 

Whyte plans to schedule a meeting with the AJLA staff to review the curriculum by grade. A community meeting will also be planned, McCaffrey said.

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Ebola virus vaccine = microchip

by on Oct.24, 2014, under Israelite Knowledge

Million Ebola vaccine doses for 2015

Updated 12 minutes ago

Ebola vaccine

The vaccine could be given to health workers in West Africa by December

One million doses of an Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.

It said “several hundred thousand” will be produced in the first half of the year.

And vaccines could be offered to health workers on the frontline in West Africa as soon as December 2014.

However, the WHO cautioned that vaccines would not be a “magic bullet” for ending the outbreak.

Dr Marie Paule Kieny, a WHO assistant director-general, said: “While we hope that the massive response, which has been put in place will have an impact on the epidemic, it is still prudent to prepare to have as much vaccine available if they are proven effective.

“If still the massive effort in response is not sufficient, then vaccine would be a very important tool.

“And even if the epidemic would be already receding by the time we have vaccine available, the modelling seems to say vaccine may still have an impact on controlling the epidemic.”

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First domestic Ebola case diagnosed in US

by on Sep.30, 2014, under News Events

Reuters / Stringer

Reuters / Stringer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Tuesday that the first domestic case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States of America.

On Monday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas admitted a patient into strict isolation to be evaluated for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history, according to the hospital’s statement.

By Tuesday afternoon, the CDC received preliminary blood test results back, confirming that the patient was struck with the deadly disease marked by hemorrhagic fever. The victim had recently traveled to Liberia, a CDC spokesman told AFP.

“We [health professionals] all had been planning to look at what our next steps are if there is a confirmed case,” Dallas County Health and Human Services director Zachary Thompson said to KTVT Monday night. “Again, we have to do the public health follow up to see what contacts, where this individual has gone since they arrived here in Dallas. There are a number of things that have to be looked at.”

Thompson reminded North Texans who may have come into contact with the patient that the disease, while contagious, is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids. “The key point is, if there’s been no transmission, blood, secretion, any type of bodily fluids by the infected person to someone else, then that [infection] risk is low to none.”

On Tuesday, Thompson further sought to calm fears in Dallas. “This is not Africa,” Thompson toldWFAA. “We have a great infrastructure to deal with an outbreak.”

The CDC is dispatching a team to Texas in response to the preliminary Ebola diagnosis.

According to statistics released by the World Health Organization on Friday, the virus has infected 6,242 people in West Africa and killed 2,909 of them. The WHO warned, however, that the figures“vastly underestimate the true scale of the epidemic.”

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Obama: White man in black

by on Jan.08, 2013, under News Events

Tue Jan 8, 2013 7:25PM
By Zaher Mahruqi

If I could ask him one question face to face, I would look him right in the eye and ask: Do you always say what you really believe or simply say what you think is believable Mr. OBAMA?”

The fact of the matter is that it was hard not to notice that the man made history by becoming the first black president in any predominantly white country in history; Let alone the arguably strongest nation ever.

Two times Time magazine’s man of the year, a Nobel price laureate and many more varied awards and recognitions, judging from his achievements, Obama’s rise to stardom has evidently much to do with his race more so than anything else. In fact, he received the acknowledgments before doing anything practical to the direction of piece or prosperity for all.To his credit, he broke a seemingly unbreakable barrier and the breakthrough gave a world in distress a great deal of hope. His slogans of “yes we can” and “change we can believe in” and his speeches promising global reconciliation gave people hope, a great deal of it.Particularly the black continent expected so much from Mr. Obama. With a black president, Africa hoped that America’s involvement in its affairs would be wider and more thorough. That was not to be the case however as it was years as president before he even set foot on the black part of the continent. He did visit Kenya, his father’s land, as a senator only as a campaign stop over in order to secure the votes of African Americans.

Since he started his presidency support given to Africa has not changed and most of the support Africa receives today had been laid out before Obama took office.

Obama didn’t give hope only to Africa but to others who are oppressed or in pursuit of justice. His speech in Cairo in which for the first time ever an American president quoted verses from the Quran made the man a figure that could finally bring justice to the Palestinians plight.

That too didn’t materialize, in fact, it is at its worst point ever and the Zionists have been mocking Obama on regular basis. The latest was the post-bombardment of Gaza approval of thousands of illegal settlements at the very instance Obama was calling for the halting of settlement activities.

Obama is a good guy, make no mistake about it. At the very least he seems committed to his wife and family and the tears he shed following the New Town massacres of children portrayed a very sensitive man indeed. The only problem is that he seems to tear up only for American children whose parents are responsible for voting him into the white house.

Palestinian children in Gaza who face blockade and even Israel’s missiles do not seem to touch him all that much. The children of Africa who lack almost everything from food, medicine to education too don’t seem to provoke sympathy in Mr. Obama, let alone tears. To add a verse to the poem, the children of Syria are hungry, bloodied and facing a harsh winter in open plain and instead of tears, Mr. Obama is busy sending arms to the rebellion. That is hardly the characteristic of a man of peace.

Why has a man whom people compared to Gandhi, Mandela and the likes has miserably disappointed almost everyone? Why a man whose ancestors suffered centuries of oppression seemingly oblivious to the plight of the oppressed? It has become almost understandable that white America and white presidents are sympathetic to the Zionists but OBAMA!!! That is hard to believe.

The reason is simple. THE MAN IS WEAK. Obama’s main weakness lays in his major strength and that is his ability to deliver spotless speeches. The gap between Obama’s spiritual-like speeches and his deeds is almost unbridgeable.

Beyond the widening of extra judicial killings by the way of drones, the man has no independent foreign policy to speak of. He is simply following what his predecessors left behind. For example, Obama would kiss the bottoms of the leaders of AIPAC at every opportunity granted to him just as his predecessors did.

In the eyes of the Zionists and the otherwise racists and hateful, he is playing the game the right way. To the contrary, Obama has said too much on the Palestinian issue and yet his record by the way of deeds could be even worse than that of Bush in that regard.

Other matters remaining unchanged in spite of the most preferred tune of Obama, the tune of change, are the antagonisms against Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, Iran, and Russia and in fact they are heating up under his watch.

Perhaps the legacy he would leave behind is having been president during the assassination of Osama bin Laden which too has been in the works even before Obama thought of running for president. Other legacy he would leave behind is that he would be remembered as the person who was so remote from the expectations of the world.

If he continues the same way in his second term, he would be remembered as a man who said more of what he thought would sound believable than what he actually believed. As such he might be considered a good politician but as a good fellow that is another question.

Obama has come long ways from his humble origins in Kenya and was granted a rare opportunity to bring the world the changes he preached but sadly four years plus later that doesn’t sound like the path Obama is pursuing.

He seems more interested in keeping the status quo. One wonders what would his grandmother who slaughtered a cow to honor his second term win think of him and whether he is even interested in helping her live a more dignified life and one wonders what his root land thinks of him.

If I could ask him one question face to face, I would look him right in the eye and ask: Do you always say what you really believe or simply say what you think is believable Mr. OBAMA?

ZM/JR

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UN Small Arms Treaty Passes While Media Sleeps

by on Sep.24, 2012, under News Events

The United Nations Small Arms Treaty passed in its second session. The Media was silent over its passage.


According to the UN’s press release,

Concluding its two-week session today, the second United Nations conference to review the 2001 Programme of Action on trafficking in small arms and light weapons adopted a consensus outcome document that highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.

The document’s adoption represented a major achievement for delegations, who had failed to agree on a final outcome at the first review conference, held in 2006. “We accomplished something great today,” said U. Joy Ogwu ( Nigeria), President of the Conference, formally known as the United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.

According to the text, Member States renewed their pledge to rid the world of the scourge brought upon it by the illicit manufacture, transfer and circulation of small arms and light weapons, and their excessive accumulation and uncontrolled spread in many parts of the world. They also committed to mobilizing the necessary political will and resources to implement the Programme of Action and the International Tracing Instrument, with the aim of achieving clear and tangible results over the next six years, through 2018.

Further by the text, States emphasized that the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons continued to sustain conflicts, exacerbate armed violence, undermine respect for internationalhumanitarian law and international human rights law, aid terrorism and illegal armed groups, and facilitate increasing levels of transnational organized crime, as well as trafficking in humans, drugs and certain natural resources.

Ahhh yes, the cries of terrorism and drugs and boogey men for the passage of the treaty. This comes from member nations who knowingly promote these kinds of things. Even the United States is now in the midst of a scandal involving gunwalking, known as Fast and Furious, and at least one man arrested has come forward and said that Fast and Furious was all about arming drug cartels in Mexico, never about tracking them.

All countries signed the declaration and further documentation can be found here.

According to the program of action:

“8. Reaffirming our respect for and commitment to international law and the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, including the sovereign equality of States, territorial integrity, the peaceful resolution of international disputes, non-intervention and non-interference in the internal affairs of States, “. Non-intervention and non-interference? How about Syria? NATO is part of the United Nations.

“9. Reaffirming the inherent right to individual or collective self-defence in accordance with Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations,”. Collective means the state, in-contrary to our Bill of Rights guaranteed by our government, but ultimately granted by our Creator.

“10. Reaffirming also the right of each State to manufacture, import and retain small arms and light weapons for its self-defence and security needs, as well as for its capacity to participate in peacekeeping operations in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, “. This is just another statement dealing with a ‘collective right’, not an individual right. The ATF, FBI, Homeland Security, along with all the ‘alphabet’ agencies of the federal and state governments are immune and the tyranny they will accomplish when this treaty is fully implemented staggers the mind.

“11. Reaffirming the right of self-determination of all peoples, taking into account the particular situation of peoples under colonial or other forms of alien domination or foreign occupation, and recognizing the right of peoples to take legitimate action in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations to realize their inalienable right of self-determination. This shall not be construed as authorizing or encouraging any action that would dismember or impair, totally or in part, the territorial integrity or political unity of sovereign and independent States conducting themselves in compliance with the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples,” This section was examined previously. It is important to point out that the West Bank and Gaza are not recognized as an ‘sovereign and independent States’, therefore they are up for grabs.

Of course this will be enforced by the UN’s blue helmets, or International Assistance.

Keys To Liberty reported,

It is interesting to note, the “delegations agreed to strengthen the action programme’s implementation at the national, regional and global levels over the period 2012-2018. On follow-up measures, they decided to hold a one-week biennial meeting of States in 2014 and 2016, and a one-week open-ended meeting of governmental experts in 2015 to consider the Programme of Action’s full and effective implementation”. (Underline Emphasis is the author’s) Over the next few years ‘something’ is needed to fully implement this treaty by 2018. Each two years they will meet to see how the treaty has been complied with. This means new statutes in place at the federal level, further restricting the right to keep and bear arms. An assault weapons ban, large capacity magazine ban and stripper clips ban are just around the corner. In the future this will probably begin with more ‘false flag’ operations, stemming, and leading to our own government behind them. More Aurora, Colorado’s, more Sikh Temple type massacres around the country and maybe even a Oklahoma City bombing type event.

Right about now you are probably thinking, so what? As long as the Senate doesn’t ratify all if well. Ask yourself if you are familiar with the United Nation’s Agenda 21. The Senate didn’t ratify that. Instead BillClinton basically passed it by executive orderMike Opelka, at the Blaze writes:

Agenda 21 is a two-decade old, grand plan for global ’Sustainable Development,’ brought to you from the United Nations. George H.W. Bush (and 177 other world leaders) agreed to it back in 1992, and in 1995, Bill Clinton signed Executive Order #12858, creating a Presidential Council on ‘Sustainable Development.’ This effectively pushed the UN plan into America’s large, churning government machine without the need for any review or discussion by Congress or the American people.

So it is perfectly feasible that this will be implemented over a period of years, but very short years.

From The Trenches reports on legislation that is currently before Congress to put the squeeze on those of us wishing to maintain our Second Amendment rights.

Enter H.R. 6241 and S. 3458, identical bills in both houses that are currently in committee; titledStop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2012 .When passed, in person sales of ammunition will be required, as well as registration of amounts exceeding 1,000 rounds, or 1,000 rounds over a week period. The idea behind this legislation is to make you pay more in the future for ammunition and to register sales. It will also limit your selection to what ever is available at a local store.
Another bill before Congress, sitting in committee is Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2011. It is H.R. 591, in the House and S.35 in the Senate. It would permanently ban Gun Shows if passed.

Here is another one held up in committee, Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011.This one penalized states that don’t report enough violators to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks. In the Senate it is S. 436.

Doing a search for ‘assault weapons’ this Bill came up, titled Child Gun Safety And Gun Access Prevention Act Of 2011. This one raises the age of ‘Juvenile’ to ‘under 21′ with penalties for transfer of guns, ammunition, high capacity clips to anyone under 21 who might commit a crime. This one is bound to pass, because of the New Speak in the title. The socialists will love it.

By the way, what has been covered during the past week? Oh that’s right, some anti-islamic film, nudepictures of Dutchess Kate and a few political gaffes.

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Film fallout: 30 injured, 40 arrested as Bangladesh police clash with protesters (U.S. is Done)

by on Sep.22, 2012, under News Events

 

Violent clashes erupted in Bangladeshi capital after scores of people flooded the streets protesting against a US-made anti-Islam film, despite a 24-hour ban. Police used teargas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd. Dozens sustained injuries.

Hundreds of Islamist protesters tried to stage an anti-American rally in the capital city of Dhaka on Saturday morning.

Police had to use teargas and batons as the out-of-control crowd attacked security forces, torched vehicles and damaged a police van.

Local English newspaper Daily Star put a number of those injured in clashes to at least 30 people, including law enforcers, and the number of arrested at 40 protesters.

A motorcycle is seen ablaze inside the premises of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 22, 2012 (Reuters / Stringer)
A motorcycle is seen ablaze inside the premises of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 22, 2012 (Reuters / Stringer)

The violence initially started inside the press club building after leaders and activists of the Islamic parties assembled there tried to hold their protest, the online edition of the newspaper reports.

They attempted to emerge from the press club in a procession, but police barred them because of the 24-hour ban, which was imposed by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) late Friday. The restriction prohibits all protests near the city’s main Baitul Mokarram mosque to avoid mass unrests.

Some of the protesters responded by throwing brick chips at the police from inside the building.

At the same time, others came out to clash with the security forces, halting the traffic on the road nearby.

Police cordoned off the three gates of the press club and detained the leaders and activists who tried to leave the premises.

“They defied our ban and tried to stage a protest against the anti-Islam film. At one stage, they started pelting stones at policemen,” AFP quotes Dhaka police spokesman Masudur Rahman as saying.

The alliance which staged the protest has called a nationwide strike on Sunday to continue mass demonstration against the film Innocence of Muslims and French cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed, which both have stirred mass outrage across the Muslim world.

Bangladeshi firefighters extinguish a smouldering motorcycle set on fire during a demonstration against the US-made anti-Islam film mocking the Prophet Mohammed in Dhaka on September 22, 2012 (AFP Photo /Munir uz Zaman)
Bangladeshi firefighters extinguish a smouldering motorcycle set on fire during a demonstration against the US-made anti-Islam film mocking the Prophet Mohammed in Dhaka on September 22, 2012 (AFP Photo /Munir uz Zaman)
A policeman arrests a protester in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 22, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
A policeman arrests a protester in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 22, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)

The latest violence comes a day after some 1,000 Bangladeshis took the streets of the capital. The protests burnt down a “coffin of Barack Obama” covered by the US flag along with the effigy of the American president. Activists of different Islamic political parties also staged a mock hanging of Sam Bacile, the alleged filmmaker behind the anti-Islam movie, AP reported.

Protesters also burnt a French flag in response to cartoons of the Prophet in a French magazine.

Meanwhile in Nigeria, also littered with anti-US protests, a crowd of demonstrators stretched several kilometers through the largest city, Kano.  Protesters, led by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and a pro-Iranian group, were shouting “Death to America, death to Israel and death to the enemies of Islam.”

Demonstrators also carried portraits of US President Barack Obama and American and Israeli flags.

In Pakistan violent protests continued Saturday, a day after deadly clashes ended up with around 20 people killed and more than 200 injured.

The crowd of about 1,500 people, including women and children, peacefully rallied in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. They later gathered near parliament building, chanting anti-US slogans and demanding a strict punishment for the filmmaker.

A cabinet minister offered a $100,000 reward for the death of the film’s director.

Innocence of Muslims, a low-budget film made in California, has triggered a wave of bloody anti-American protests in more than a 20 countries across the Muslim world. Violent mass demonstrations have been lasting for more than 10 days, leaving scores of dead and injured.

A Bangladeshi Muslim protester looks from a prison van after he was arrested at a violent protest in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 22, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
A Bangladeshi Muslim protester looks from a prison van after he was arrested at a violent protest in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 22, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
A policeman arrests a protester in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 22, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
A policeman arrests a protester in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 22, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi police detain an activist during a demonstration against the US-made anti-Islam film mocking the Prophet Mohammed in Dhaka on September 22, 2012 (AFP Photo /Munir uz Zaman)
Bangladeshi police detain an activist during a demonstration against the US-made anti-Islam film mocking the Prophet Mohammed in Dhaka on September 22, 2012 (AFP Photo /Munir uz Zaman)
Bangladeshi Muslims shout slogans after burning a mock coffin of U.S President Barack Obama during a protest in front of the National Mosque in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi Muslims shout slogans after burning a mock coffin of U.S President Barack Obama during a protest in front of the National Mosque in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi Muslims perform a mock execution of the filmmaker of an anti-Islam film made in the U.S. during a protest in front of the National Mosque in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi Muslims perform a mock execution of the filmmaker of an anti-Islam film made in the U.S. during a protest in front of the National Mosque in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi Muslims burn a picture of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi Muslims burn a picture of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi Muslims shout slogans and kick as they burn a mock coffin of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest in front of the National Mosque in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi Muslims shout slogans and kick as they burn a mock coffin of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest in front of the National Mosque in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi Muslims burn U.S. and French flags as they shout slogans during a protest in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi Muslims burn U.S. and French flags as they shout slogans during a protest in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)
Bangladeshi demonstrators march with a mock coffin of US President Barack Obama during a protest against satirical cartoons and an internet film mocking Islam in Dhaka on September 21, 2012 (AFP Photo / Munir uz Zaman)
Bangladeshi demonstrators march with a mock coffin of US President Barack Obama during a protest against satirical cartoons and an internet film mocking Islam in Dhaka on September 21, 2012 (AFP Photo / Munir uz Zaman)
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REPORT: MULTIPLE PEOPLE SHOT AT SIKH TEMPLE IN WISCONSIN

by on Aug.05, 2012, under News Events

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 1:00pm by Madeleine Morgenstern

Reports out of Wisconsin indicate multiple people have been shot at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee.

From the Oak Creek Patch:

Several people — including possibly one police officer — have reportedly been shot at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, according to police radio reports coming out of Oak Creek.

The incident reportedly occurred about 10:45 a.m. Initial reports said there were four victims, and an active shooter. Mutual aid was requested from other departments to respond to the situation. Some unconfirmed scanner reports say between eight and 20 people have been injured.

Oak Creek police are not releasing any information at this time.

According to recent information broadcast over police radio, a witness to the shooting told law enforcement the shooter was a white male, with a heavy build, bald head and wearing a sleeveless T-shirt. He was last seen with two handguns.

Scanner reports indicated that as of 11:40 a.m. that suspect may still be at large.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

We are getting reports that 20 to 30 people have been injured in a shooting before 11 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple, 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek.

Two shooters are possibly still inside with children as hostages, according to someone who sent a text message to a Journal Sentinel reporter.

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There are reports that the head priest was locked inside a restroom with a cell phone and said there was as many as 30 victims in temple.

As of about noon, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office said it had not been called to the scene.

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion founded in South Asia during the 15th century. Numbering about 25 million adherents, most Sikhs live in India. Observant Sikhs do not shave their beards or cut their hair and instead covering their heads with turbans. They have sometimes been mistaken for Muslims and faced harassment in the U.S. in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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Putin: Russia to keep nuclear arms ready for action

by on Jul.26, 2012, under News Events

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with his administration officials in southern Russia town of Gelendzhik on July 25, 2012.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with his administration officials in southern Russia town of Gelendzhik on July 25, 2012.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:31PM

We are not going to engage in an arms race, but no one should doubt the efficiency and reliability of our nuclear potential and our aerospace defense.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the country will keep its nuclear weapons and aerospace defense ready for action.

“We are not going to engage in an arms race, but no one should doubt the efficiency and reliability of our nuclear potential and our aerospace defense,” RIA Novosti quoted Putin as saying at a meeting on the country’s defense program on Thursday.

“Nuclear weapons remain the main guarantee of Russia’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity, it plays a key role in maintaining global and regional stability and balance,” Putin added.

The Russian president also lauded the country’s aerospace defenses and asked the military and weapons designers to keep the weaponry constantly ready and be on the vigil for potential enemy plans for development of offensive weapons.

“It must remain on constant alert, take account of potential aggressor’s plans for development of attack instruments, provide neat and rapid interaction with other branches of the Armed Forces,” Putin said.

He noted that Russia has set up a USD-600-billion fund to upgrade 85 percent of its strategic nuclear weapons arsenal and up to 70 percent of its defensive aerospace weapons by 2020.

Earlier in the month and in a speech to Russian ambassadors, serving across the world, Putin condemned the West for its interventionism and adoption of “missile-bomb democracy” in its approach to international disputes.

The Russian chief executive also urged the ambassadors to be on guard against aggressive attitude on the part of Moscow’s Cold-War era enemies.

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