خطيب جمعة طهران: محاربة ولاية الفقيه السبب الرئيسي لسقوط المنافقين

اكد خطيب جمعة طهران المؤقت آية الله سيد احمد خاتمي ان السبب الرئيسي لسقوط المنافقين كان محاربتهم لولاية الفقيه.

واشار آية الله خاتمي الى ذكرى حادثة اغتيال قائد الثورة واستشهاد 27 شخصية على رأسهم آية الله بهشتي واستشهاد آية الله صدوقي امام جمعة مدينة يزد من قبل زمرة المنافقين في عام 1981، قائلا: ان السبب الرئيسي الذي ادى الى سقوط المنافقين هو محاربتهم لولاية الفقيه حيث حاربوا الإمام الراحل، وفي الحقيقة فانهم تخلوا عن الإمام ووقعوا في فخ افراد منحرفين.

وخاطب عضو مجلس خبراء القيادة، الشباب قائلا: ان الولي الفقيه هو الحجة الشرعية اي ان الولي الفقيه هو نائب الامام صاحب الزمان (عج) وكل من لا يصغي لامر الولي الفقيه ويتجاهله، فهو بالحقيقة يعصي امر الإمام صاحب الزمان (عج)، ولذا من الافضل اخذ العبر ونرى ماذ حدث لاولئك الذين حاربوا ولاية الفقيه حتى لا تكرر وقوعها.

واشار في جانب آخر من خطبته الى انتخابات رئاسة الجمهورية العاشرة وخطبة قائد الثورة الاسلامية في الاسبوع الماضي قائلا: ان خطبة قائد الثورة الاسلامية في صلاة الجمعة الاسبوع الماضي كانت شاملة وكاملة تماما، حيث اوضح سماحته جميع ابعاد القضية، وفي الحقيقة يمكن القول ان توجيهاته كانت كلمة الفصل.

ووصف خاتمي مشاركة نحو 40 مليون ناخب في انتخابات 12 يونيو بانها ملحمة عظيمة جدا، مضيفا: ان هذه الملحمة كانت رصيد واقتدار وعظمة النظام وتمثل افضل مظهر لسيادة الشعب الدينية، بالرغم من ان الاستكبار العالمي حاول من خلال مخططاته التي اعدها سلفا وليست مرتبطة بوقت الانتخابات فقط، حاول ان يسرق هذه الحلاوة من الشعب من خلال تصرفاته الخاطئة.

ودعا خطيب جمعة طهران جميع المرشحين في انتخابات رئاسة الجمهورية الى مراعاة الاخلاق وان يتحلوا بالحلم والتسامح.

واشار الى ان الجمهورية الاسلامية الايرانية قامت باجراء انتخابات متعددة طول العقود الثلاثة الماضية مما يبين انها كانت رائدة سيادة الشعب الدينية، مشيرا الى ان الاعتراض احد وسائل سيادة الشعب الدينية وينبغي متابعتها عبر الطرق القانونية.

واضاف: ان مجلس صيانة الدستور ومن خلال اجراءاته اثبت انه يبت بالاعتراضات، لذا لا يوجد احد لديه مأخذ على حق الاعتراض.

وتطرق خاتمي الى التصريحات الاخيرة لقائد الثورة الاسلامية، مضيفا: ان سماحته اكد في هذه التصريحات على اهمية الاعتماد على سيادة القانون، ويجب ان نقبل ان البلد الذي لايسوده قانون هو غابة، لذلك يجب على الجميع اطاعة القانون.

واشار عضو مجلس خبراء القيادة الى كلام الإمام الخميني (رض) موضحا ان الامام الراحل اكد انه لايمكن عدم قبول مجلس صيانة الدستور لان الشعب صوت على الدستور من اجل تطبيق القانون، وينبغي على الجميع اتباع القانون حتى ولو كان مخالفا لوجهات نظرهم.

واستنكر خطيب جمعة طهران، اعمال الشغب والتخريب وحرق المساجد وممتلكات المواطنين وتعكير الامن والحاق الاذى بالمواطنين واعتبرها اعمالا منافية للقانون، وان من مسؤولية القائد الاسلامي التصدي لهؤلاء المشاغبين حتى القضاء عليهم.

وطالب خاتمي السلطة القضائية بمحاكمة المسؤولين عن اعمال الشغب باعتبارهم محاربين حسب الفقه الاسلامي والذين يتلقون الاوامر من امريكا واسرائيل، والتصدي الحازم لهم ليكونوا عبرة للآخرين.

وندد آية الله خاتمي بوسائل الاعلام الاوروبية والامريكية والبريطانية ووصف تغطيتها للاحداث الاخيرة بانها خبيثة وتصب الزيت على النار مضيفا: استغرب كيف يتجول هؤلاء بحرية في بلادنا، واطلب من الحكومة ان تراقبهم.

ووصف خطيب جمعة طهران، قادة امريكا وبريطانيا وفرنسا والمانيا والامين العام للامم المتحدة بانهم منافقون، قائلا: الآن يشعر الامين العام للامم المتحدة بالقلق، وانا اقول له ايها البائس لماذا لم تشعر بالقلق عندما قتل 400 طفل و100 امرأة بريئة في غزة ؟ ولكنك تشعر بالقلق هنا؟ يجب القول ان منظمة الامم المتحدة هي منظمة الدول المستكبرة، ويتعين على الشعوب ان تؤسس منظمة امم حقيقية.

واوضح ان امريكا وبريطانيا وفرنسا والمانيا انتهكت حقوق الانسان ولكنها مازالت تتحدث عن احترام حقوق الانسان، مشيرا الى التعذيب الذي مارسته امريكا في معتقلات ابو غريب وغوانتانامو والتعذيب الذي مارسته بريطانيا في سجونها، وتزويد فرنسا والمانيا لجيش صدام المقبور بالاسلحة والقنابل الكيمياوية اثناء الحرب المفروضة على الجمهورية الاسلامية الايرانية، مؤكدا ان الشعب الايراني لن ينسى هذه الممارسات العدوانية وسيرد عليها في الوقت المناسب.

http://arabic.irib.ir/pages/news/detailnews.asp?idn=43291

“Spreading Shi’ite thought”: 49 arrested in Egypt

Two pictures and 1 article. Enough said.

“Sunni” Mubarak with his master, the mass-murderer Olmert

Gaza children cooked by zionazis and their slave MubarakSUNNI Palestinian children in Gaza

مصر تتهم نصر الله رسميا بالتخطيط لعمليات عدائية بأراضيها

اتهمت مصر رسميا حسن نصر الله زعيم حزب الله اللبناني بالتخطيط لعمليات عدائية داخل أراضيها.ا

وقال النائب العام المصري المستشار عبد المجيد محمود في بيان رسمي إن نصر الله “كلف مسؤول وحدة عمليات دول الطوق بالحزب بالإعداد لتنفيذ عمليات عدائية بالأراضي المصرية”.ا

وكانت السلطات المصرية قد اعتقلت في شهر نوفمبر تشرين الثاني الماضي 49 شخصا بتهمة “نشر الفكر الشيعي في مصر”.ا

ولم تعلن السلطات المصرية عن هذه الاعتقالات رسميا إلا اليوم الأربعاء.ا

وشملت الاتهامات التي وجهتها النيابة العامة المصرية لزعيم حزب الله” تحريض الشعب والقوات المسلحة المصريين على الخروج على النظام العام”.ا

وأضاف البيان المصري أن” ضبط المتهمين حال دون تنفيذ ذلك المخطط”.ا

انتقادات لسلطات التحقيق

من ناحيته، قال المحامي المصري منتصر الزيات إن أجهزة أمن الدولة في مصر ظلت تحقق مع المتهمين منذ اعتقالهم دون السماح للمحامين بالاتصال بهم.ا

وأضاف الزيات في مقابلة مع بي بي سي “لست أفهم هذا الستار الكثيف من السرية الذي تفرضه سلطات التحقيق في القضية”.ا

وأكد الزيات أن من بين المعتقلين لبناني واحد،متهم بأنه زعيم التنظيم، وسبعة فلسطينيين. وأكد أن بقية المعتقلين مصريون.ا

وكشف المحامي المصري ان أسرة الشاب اللبناني وبعض الأسر الفلسطينية وكلته رسميا للدفاع عن المعتقلين.ا

غير أن الزيات انتقد بشدة سلطات التحقيق قائلا إنها” تمنعنا من حضور التحقيقات مع الموكلين رغم أننا أخطرناها رسميا بأننا نحمل توكيلات رسمية للدفاع عنهم”.ا

وأعلنت إذاعة إسرائيل أن من بين المعتقلين الفلسطينيين أشخاصا يحملون الجنسية الإسرائيلية.ا

ولم يصدر أى موقف رسمي عن حزب الله اللبناني بشأن هذه القضية.ا

ويذكر أن الزيات أعلن أن التوكيل القانوني الذي تلقاه للدفاع عن الشاب اللبناني سامي هاني شهاب موثق من كل السلطات المختصة في لبنان.ا

وفي تصريحات لبي بي سي قال حسن ،شقيق سامي، إن شقيقه اعتقل يوم التاسع عشر من شهر نوفمبر/ تشرين الثاني الماضي في شقته المؤجرة بالقاهرة.ا

وقال إن رجال أمن الدولة في مصر صادروا جهاز الكمبيوتر وأقراص مدمجة كانت مع شقيقه.ا

وأضاف” لم نتمكن من الاتصال بشقيقي منذ اعتقل”.ا

ونفى حسن أن يكون شقيقه ضالعا في أية انشطة لنشر الفكر الشيعي في مصر. ووصفه بأن رجل بسيط متدين وليس رجل دين مهتم بنشر الفكر الشيعي.ا

وقال:” شقيقي لم يكن في القاهرة لممارسة أية أعمال ضد النظام أو تخالف القانون في مصر”.ا

“كذب وافتراء”

وكانت صحيفة “المصري اليوم” نقلت عن مصادر بأجهزة الأمن المصرية قولها إن النيابة المصرية وجهت للمعتقلين تهم الترويج للفكر الشيعي ومحاولة إنشاء مقرات لحزب الله في مصر وتجنيد شباب للإنضمام للحزب.ا

ووصف حسن هذه التهم بأنها” كذب وافتراء”. وأكد صلات شقيقه بما وصفها بالمقاومة في فلسطين.ا

وقال” إذا كانت التهمة هي دعم المقاومة الفلسطينية فهذا وسام شرف على صدر الأسرة”.ا

في الوقت نفسه، قال حسن إن شقيقه الثاني ووالدته طلبا تأشيرة لزيارة مصر لمحاولة مقابلة سامي. غير أن السفارة المصرية أبلغت الأسرة، كما قال حسن ، بأنه” ليست هناك موافقة أمنية على منح التأشيرة”.ا

كما لم يصدر أي بيان رسمي من وزارة الداخلية أو أي جهة مصرية بشأن الاعتقالات.ا

وكانت “المصري اليوم” قد نقلت عما وصفتها بمصادر أجهزة الأمن المصرية قولها إنها جمعت عقود شراء عدد من المنازل على الحدود المصرية مع مدينة رفح الفلسطينية لاستغلالها في تهريب السلاح إلى حركة حماس في غزة.ا

وعلمت بي بي سي إن من بين المقبوض عليهم شاب يدعى إيهاب السيد موسي ،34 عاما. وهو صاحب محل تجاري في مدينة نوبيع بسيناء.ا

وفي تصريحات لبي بي سي قال السيد موسي، والد إيهاب، إنه لم يتمكن من الاتصال بابنه سوى مرة واحدة.ا

وقال إنه بعد ساعات من اعتقاله في نويبع “اتصل بي هاتفيا وأبلغني أنه مقبوض عليه لسؤاله عن شخص آخر كان يعمل في متجره”.ا

ونفى الأب أن يكون لابنه أية صلة بالاتهامات الموجهة إليه.ا

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/arabic/press/newsid_7990000/7990609.stm

(من أدعية الصحيفة السجادية – الإمام السجاد (زين العابدين

وكان من دعائه ( عليه السلام) في استكشاف الهموم

يَا فَارِجَ الْهَمِّ وَكَاشِفَ الغَمِّ، يَا رَحْمنَ الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ وَرَحِيمَهُمَا، صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِ

مُحَمَّد، وَافْرُجْ هَمِّيَ، وَاكْشِفْ غَمِّيَ، يَا وَاحِدُ يَا أَحَدُ، يَا صَمَدُ، يَامَنْ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ، وَلَمْ

يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ، اعْصِمْنِي وَطَهِّرْنِي، وَاْذهِبْ بِبَلِيَّتِي. [وَاقْرَأْ آيَةَ الْكُرسِيّ وَالْمُعَوِّذَتَيْنِ

وَقُلْ هُوَ اللهُ أَحَدٌ وَقُلْ:] أَللَّهُمَّ إنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ سُؤَالَ مَنِ اشْتَدَّتْ فَاقَتُهُ، وَضَعُفَتْ قُوَّتُهُ، وَكَثُرَتْ

ذُنُوبُهُ، سُؤَالَ مَنْ لاَ يَجِدُ لِفَاقَتِهِ مُغِيْثاً، وَلاَ لِضَعْفِهِ مُقَوِّياً، وَلاَ لِذَنْبِهِ غَافِراً غَيْرَكَ، يَا ذَا

الْجَلاَلِ وَالإكْرَامِ. أَسْأَلُكَ عَمَلاً تُحِبُّ بِهِ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِهِ، وَيَقِيناً تَنْفَعُ بِهِ مَنِ اسْتَيْقَنَ بِهِ حَقَّ

الْيَقِينِ فِيْ نَفَاذِ أَمْرِكَ. أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِ مُحَمَّد، وَاقْبِضَ عَلَى الصِّدْقِ نَفْسِي،

وَاقْطَعْ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا حَاجَتِي، وَاجْعَلْ فِيمَا عِنْدَكَ رَغْبَتِي، شَوْقاً إلَى لِقَائِكَ، وَهَبْ لِي صِدْقَ

التَّوَكُّلِ عَلَيْكَ . أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ كِتَاب قَدْ خَلاَ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ كِتَاب قَدْ خَلاَ أَسْأَلُكَ

خَوْفَ الْعَابِدِينَ لَكَ، وَعِبَادَةَ الْخَاشِعِينَ لَكَ، وَيَقِيْنَ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ عَلَيْكَ، وَتَوَكُّلَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَيْكَ.

أَللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ رَغْبَتِي فِي مَسْأَلَتِي مِثْلَ رَغْبَةِ أَوْلِيَآئِكَ فِي مَسَائِلِهِمْ، وَرَهْبَتِيْ مِثْلَ رَهْبَةِ

أَوْلِيَآئِكَ، وَاسْتَعْمِلْنِي فِي مَرْضَاتِكَ، عَمَلاً لاَ أَتْرُكُ مَعَهُ شَيْئاً مِنْ دِيْنِكَ مَخَافَةَ أَحْد مِنْ

خَلْقِكَ. أللَّهُمَّ هَذِهِ حَاجَتِي، فَأَعْظِمْ فِيهَا رَغْبَتِي، وَأَظْهِرْ فِيهَا عُذْرِي، وَلَقِّنِي فِيهَا حُجَّتِي

وَعَافِ فِيْهَا جَسَدِيْ. أللَّهُمَّ مَنْ أَصْبَحَ لَهُ ثِقَةٌ أَوْ رَجَآءٌ غَيْرُكَ، فَقَدْ أَصْبَحْتُ وَأَنْتَ ثِقَتِي

وَرَجَآئِي فِي الأُمُورِ كُلِّهَا، فَاقْضِ لِيْ بِخَيْرِهَا عَاقِبَةً، وَنَجِّنِيْ مِنْ مُضِلاَّتِ الْفِتَنِ، بِرَحْمَتِكَ

يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ. وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّد رُسُولِ اللهِ المُصْطَفَى، وَعَلَى آلِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ.ا

Morocco: we can’t stop the march of Islam (Shi’ism), so we blame the Shi’ites (and Iran)

Press TV reports :

The Moroccan Foreign Ministry on Friday accused Iran’s Embassy in Rabat of trying to “alter the religious fundamentals of the kingdom” and threaten the religious unity of the Sunni Arab kingdom.

By “religious unity” they mean the predominance of Sunnism, and not actual unity between different (Religious) groups/sects. They are talking about the astronomical “conversion” rates from “Sunnism” to true (Shi’ite) Islam. They cannot stop it because they have lost the Religious debate before it even started. They never had an argument to begin with. And this is precisely why they refuse to accept being challenged to a debate. They know they will lose. They know they have lost. And because they know this, and because they know the only way to stop the march of truth is through crackdown and violence and terrorism and mass-murder, they engage in it. But, ironically, their actions only confirm their weakness and fabrications. Whatever they do, they only strengthen us, and bring more people to our side. Islam is winning. Us Shi’ites are the true Sunnis, because WE are the ones who are the PEOPLE OF THE SUNNAH.

The fact that so-called “Sunnis” are more worried about Shi’ism winning the hearts and minds of people than about ‘israeli’ mass-murder, the fact that they are busy killing Shi’ites instead of firing a single bullet at the zionists or american occupiers, shows how desperate they are, and shows that us Shi’ites, despite enduring centuries of oppression, persecution, and mass-murder at the hands of oppressors who claimed to be persecuting us in the name of Islam, have won. Blood has won over the oppressors’ sword.

Allahu akbar fawqa kaid al-mu`tadi!!!

Background on Swiss schizophrenia

Some religions are more welcome than others

If you’re a Sikh, Hindu or Buddhist in Switzerland and want to build a temple, no problem; if you’re a Muslim and want to put up a minaret, you’d better start praying.

For while some non-native religions have proved easy bedfellows for the Swiss, others – notably Islam – have found it more difficult to be accepted.

So much so in the case of Islam that Swiss Muslims currently face the prospect of seeing the construction of minarets put to a nationwide vote.

The rightwing campaign to ban minarets, launched with October’s parliamentary elections in mind, follows local opposition in a handful of Swiss-German towns.

One of these, Wangen in canton Solothurn, lies just a few kilometres from the Wat Thai centre, home of the Buddhist faith in Switzerland. Four years ago a new Buddhist temple costing SFr9 million ($7.35 million) opened on the site.

Even closer to Wangen, the commune of Trimbach last year approved plans for the construction of a Hindu temple for the local Tamil community.

A similar sense of schizophrenia exists in neighbouring canton Bern where plans to construct a minaret in Langenthal ran into trouble. The same commune is home to a sizeable Sikh temple, built in the traditional style.

While there were a few “obstacles” along the way, notes the temple’s website, there were no problems when it came to erecting the domes.

Islam a threat?

For Samuel-Martin Behloul, research assistant at the department for the study of religions at Lucerne University, this disparity is principally down to perception: Islam is seen as a threat.

“Islam is presented as the absolute opposite in religious and cultural terms to the fundamentals of Swiss and European society. There is a problem of perception post-9/11, and it is seen as a threat unlike other non-native religions,” he said.

The current state of play is a source of great sadness for Hisham Maizar, president of the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Switzerland.

Maizar, who sits on the Swiss Council of Religions, has lived in Switzerland for 40 years and says discrimination towards Muslims has never been as strong.

“It makes me feel very sad. People are not being open-minded,” he said. “They are afraid of Islam and afraid of Muslims, but it is not we who are responsible for these terrible events in other parts of the world. We are not extremists.”

“Before 9/11 we were welcomed here and there was good interfaith dialogue. But afterwards the picture changed completely. We felt we had to justify that we were not terrorists.”

Integration

Alfred Donath, president of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities, says a big increase numbers, coupled with a failure to fully integrate, also goes against the country’s Muslims.

The 2000 census showed their numbers had more than doubled over the previous decade to 310,000. It is estimated that this figure now stands at around 340,000.

“There are so many more [Muslims] than in other non-Swiss religions. This is part of the reason why the Swiss have a certain fear of Muslims: that too many could change the demographic balance,” said Donath, who also sits on the Council of Religions.

This is not the case with other non-native religions, he says, because their numbers are so small. At the last census there were 18,000 Jews, 21,000 Buddhists and 28,000 Hindus.

Maizar, though, believes the numbers game is a red herring. He argues that Switzerland welcomed refugees from the Balkans and now has a duty to look after them. He dismisses as “utter nonsense” claims that Muslims have failed to integrate.

“More than 50 per cent of Muslims here are under 25. These are the second generation and they differ completely from their parents in that they are assimilated,” said Maizar.

“All they want is to be accepted as human beings and to be integrated as Swiss citizens. But what we are seeing at the moment can only serve to alienate them.”

http://www.swissinfo.org/eng/specials/religion_in_switzerland/Some_religions_are_more_welcome_than_others.html?siteSect=22081&sid=8120545&cKey=1233661260000&ty=st

Switzerland: Minarets as “claims to political dominance”

So after the so-called “conference” in Germany against the building of Mosques, which was really a meeting to formulate a genocidal agenda against Muslim citizens of European countries, another one is making the rounds, this time having to do with the desire to ban Minarets. Boy, are the zionified neo-nazi westerners obsessed with Islam and Muslims….!!! That this even gets “debated”, let alone voted on, is quite telling about the true nature of the western world, which claims it is “civilized”, “freedom-loving”, and “secular.” Civilized, freedom-loving, and secular only when there is no difference of opinion, no “challenge” to prevailing mindsets, no “competition” with the dominant Religion. Westerners’ understanding of “freedom” is as peculiar as that of Saddam Hussein’s, Stalin’s, Hitler’s, Mussolini’s, to name just a few dictators who have at one point or another claimed to represent the people’s interest, needs, and aspirations. Just imagine the House of Representatives in ANY European country debating a ban on Synagogues, claiming they are symbols of political dominance (which they are, aside from being symbols of [Jewish] racial supremacism), and urging intensification of the fight against “Judaization” of the “western world.” ADL, and zionazis would be screaming murder at the top of their lungs, if such a thing ever happened, which it never would. But I bet this has the blessing of most (zionist) Jews in Europe. After all, the neo-nazis and zionazis are the best of friends these days. Arguably, zionazis and nazis were the best of friends. They had a shared interest. 6 million less Jews served Hitler’s interests, and also those of the zionazis, who would create a Holocaust Industry out of it. And now, the zionazis are setting the stage for the persecution and (possible) genocide against Muslims in Europe, at the same time as they kill and maim Muslims all over the region, and take over our lands.

So now, under the cloak of such ridiculous arguments as “Muslim extremists could use Mosques (Minarets????) for ‘criminal activities'” (I guess next in line will be a proposal to ban Muslims from buying or renting apartments or houses, or opening up shops or buying clothes or food or chocolate, because they could be used for “criminal activities” too), they (zionists and their best friends the european neo-nazis) pursue their plans of ethnically cleansing Europe and parts of the Middle East of Muslims.

The Swiss House of Representatives debates and votes on Minaret ban proposal

The House of Representatives has come out against a proposal by rightwing political parties to ban minarets, Urs Geiser writes for swissinfo.

A majority also rejected calls by the centre-left to declare the people’s initiative invalid. The other parliamentary chamber, the Senate, still has to discuss the issue.

The initiative, launched by the rightwing Swiss People’s Party and a small ultra-conservative Christian party, was handed in with 113,540 valid votes last year. It will be put to a nationwide vote at a later date.

Muslim organizations have expressed their concern about the initiative, which has been rejected by the cabinet.

More than 50 parliamentarians took part in Wednesday’s debate which lasted for nearly six-hours. In the end, the House voted 129 against 50 to rebuff the initiative.

An overwhelming majority said the proposal violated human rights and international law and jeopardised the peaceful coexistence of religions.

“The initiative takes aim at the Muslim community,” warned Bea Heim of the centre-left Social Democratic Party. Other speakers described the plan as irresponsible, “an insult for Muslims,” scaremongering or “a campaign to instigate hatred.”

“I’m not willing to provide fuel for arsonists,” said Ueli Leuenberger of the Green Party, when he took the podium to explain his position.

Social Democrat Andreas Gross criticized the government for failing to nullify the initiative at an early stage. He called on parliament to “act bravely and to put respect for religious freedom over political opportunism.”

But his appeal was barely heeded by members outside the centre-left.

Fears

For their part, People’s Party parliamentarians argued the initiative was the right answer to counter an alleged “Islamization” of the western world. Minarets were described as claims to political dominance rather than religious symbols.

“It’s time to counter the pretension to power,” said Jasmin Hutter, who also slammed Islam as intolerant and repressive toward women.

“Minarets, muezzins [people at the mosque who lead the call to prayer] and Sharia law have to be seen in the same context,” added Walter Wobmann.

Numerous right-wing parliamentarians slammed Islamic values as incompatible with the Christian ideals and Switzerland’s democratic principles.

They also warned that Muslim extremists would use mosques for criminal activities.

During a heated debate Ulrich Schlüer accused opponents of trying to ignore the concerns of all those citizens who signed the people’s initiative.

Dialogue

Representatives of the centre-right Christian Democratic Party called for more dialogue between the religions.

“I dread the forthcoming campaign by the People’s Party,” said Kathy Riklin.

Jacques Neirynck was among several speakers who expressed their feelings of disgust and shame over demands for a minaret ban and Wednesday’s parliamentary debate.

“The initiative is dangerous, populist and damages Switzerland’s reputation. I wish it was not on the table,” he said.

But several speakers also pointed out that the initiative had to be taken seriously because it reflected serious concerns of citizens.

It was launched in the wake of debates at a local level in parts of German-speaking Switzerland over the planned construction of minarets. At present only four mosques in the county have such spires.

Credibility

Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf repeated the government’s rejection of the initiative.

“Switzerland would be in violation of international obligations and its credibility would be seriously dented,” she told the House.

However, she said the initiative did not violate international law.

Widmer-Schlumpf added that a minaret ban would endanger the peaceful coexistence of Christians and Muslims.

“Minarets are religious symbols. A ban is an infringement of religious freedom,” she said.

She said the debate had shown that some supporters of a minaret ban were prepared to use unfair and dishonest arguments.

The initiative seeks a ban on minarets, according to supporters of the initiative, but it appeared that many speakers raised general objections against Islam, Widmer-Schlumpf said.

http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Current-Affairs/Security-Watch/Detail/?ots591=4888CAA0-B3DB-1461-98B9-E20E7B9C13D4&lng=en&id=97259

The zionazi conspiracy against Sudan

So ICC issued an arrest warrant against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir  for alleged war crimes for which no proof has been provided, while zionazi war criminals and terrorists, whose crimes in Lebanon and Palestine have been thoroughly documented, go around freely and are even warmly welcomed in western capitals or visited in occupied Palestine by zionists’ slaves, the Americans (and westerners in general). How surprising. This blatant hypocrisy is enough to show that the zionazis rule the world and spin things however they want, and then mock those who speak the truth about their reach, by accusing them of being “conspiracy theorists.” Well, if this is a conspiracy theory, I don’t know what truth would look like:

Sudanese rebel leader meets with Israeli spies

The Associated Press   February 16, 2009

JERUSALEM: A powerful Sudanese rebel leader met secretly with top Israeli espionage officials in Israel earlier this month, Israeli defense officials said Monday.

The officials would not disclose the substance of the talks between Abdulwahid Elnur of the Sudan Liberation Movement and officials from Israel’s Mossad spy agency. Israel claims weapons have reached Gaza Strip militants via Sudan and that Palestinian militants operate there.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of a security conference Elnur attended, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was confidential. The Defense Ministry had no immediate comment.

Last year, Elnur’s group opened an office in Israel, which granted temporary residency status to 600 Sudanese who fled the massacres in their country’s vast western Darfur region.

“We must forge new alliances, no longer based upon race or religion, but upon shared values of freedom and democracy. This is why we opened a representative office in Israel,” he said at the time.

Elnur has said in the past that he favors establishing ties with Israel and opening an Israeli Embassy in Khartoum.

Sudan considers Israel an enemy state and has no diplomatic relations with it. Elnur could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

Elnur fled to France in 2007 and has lived in exile since.

The SLM was founded in 1992, three years after President Omar al-Bashir took power in a military coup, and took up arms in 2003, the year the war in Darfur began. Today it is the largest rebel group, though it has fractured into splinter movements.

The U.N. estimates 300,000 people have died in Darfur, directly from attacks or indirectly through starvation, and 2.5 million more have been driven from their homes.

The International Criminal Court, based in The Netherlands, is expected to decide soon whether to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in connection with atrocities in Darfur.

Sudan’s government denies the war crimes and genocide accusations and has dismissed the court as a conspiracy against Sudan. It also says the U.N. death toll estimates are grossly inflated.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/02/16/news/ML-Israel-Sudanese-Rebel.php

Darfur rebel leader visited Israel

Ha’aretz 16/02/2009

The leader of one of the rebel groups in Sudan’s Darfur region recently visited Israel to discuss with a senior Israeli official the situation in Sudan.

Abdel Wahid al-Nur is the head of the Sudan Liberation Movement. While in Israel, he met with the senior official and discussed with him the ongoing conflict in Sudan.

Al-Nur came to Israel earlier this month at his own initiative, to attend the annual Herzliya Conference. He came with a group of European Jews, most of them French, who have been active on behalf of the Darfur refugees. He did not speak at any of the sessions, but did observe several.

At the conference, he was introduced to the senior official, and the two arranged a meeting, which took place a few days later.

The Defense Ministry responded, “In the interests of national security, various and sundry meetings are held. We are not in the habit of giving responses after each of these meetings.”

The Sudan Liberation Movement was founded in 1992. It is a secular group that opposes the Islamist regime of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and its official stated goal is to turn Sudan into a democracy that grants equal rights to all its citizens. However, it also has a military wing that has been fighting government forces in Darfur since 2001.

Close ties

Al-Nur fled to France in 2007 and has not been back to Sudan since then. He has won support from international human rights organizations and is considered very close to French Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy.

In the past, he has spoken in favor of establishing diplomatic ties between Sudan and Israel, and a year ago, he even announced that his movement was opening an office in Tel Aviv, staffed by Sudanese refugees who found asylum in Israel after fleeing the massacres committed by Bashir’s forces in Darfur.

However, this was his first visit here.

Israel currently has more than 600 Darfur refugees, and Ehud Olmert’s government decided to grant them all asylum and work permits. This decision was made in part because Bashir’s government announced that any Sudanese refugee who set foot in Israel would be considered a “Mossad agent” and would therefore be sentenced to death should he or she ever return to Sudan.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1064417.html