Afghanistan – pride and prejudice – Part VI [to 31st December 2009]

[Part VI of a multi-part dossier] ———————————————————- Associated Press, 30th Dec 2009: “Separately on Wednesday, NATO questioned Afghan reports that international troops killed 10 civilians, including schoolchildren, in a weekend attack that prompted hundreds of angry Afghan protesters to burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama and chant ‘death’ to America. The head of…

Afghanistan – Pride and Prejudice Part V

Dahr Jamial in Truthout  23rd Sept 2009: “On September 7 the Swedish aid agency Swedish Committee for Afghanistan reported that the previous week US soldiers raided one of its hospitals. According to the director of the aid agency, Anders Fange, troops stormed through both the men’s and women’s wards, where they frantically searched for wounded…

Afghanistan – pride and prejudice – Part IV

Part IV of a multi-part dossier ————————————————————- Mark Tran in the Guardian, 31st August 2009: “The west must change its strategy in order to prevail in Afghanistan, the top US commander in the country said today as he handed over to US and NATO commanders a sweeping review of operations that may lead to a…

Afghanistan -pride and prejudice Part III

Part III of a multi-part dossier ——————————————————— Adrian Hamilton, 30th April 2009, in The Independent: “It’s gang up on Pakistan time.The US Secretary of State, Mrs Clinton, has declared it ‘poses a mortal threat to the security and safety of our country and the world’ and now Gordon Brown has joined the party, flying to…

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Afghanistan – pride and prejudice Part II

Part II of a multi-part dossier Jason Burke in The Observer, 28th September 2008: “The Taliban have been engaged in secret talks about ending the conflict in Afghanistan in a wide-ranging ‘peace process’ sponsored by Saudi Arabia and supported by Britain, The Observer can reveal….This summer’s fighting season in Afghanistan has been the most violent…

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Unquotable Quotes

Salaam blogger’s own Islamophobia watch: quotations by ‘leaders of society’ about Muslims in Britain – statements that serve to promote misunderstandings and prejudices…Muslims should choose between the “British way” of political dialogue and non-violence and the “way of terrorists” and asked Muslims to use clearer and stronger language against terrorism Dennis McShane, November 2003 Terror…

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Afghanistan – pride and prejudice – Part I

  Part I of a multi-part dossier ——————————————————– Declan Walsh & Richard Norton Taylor in The Guardian, 29th Feb 2008:”After six years of US-led military support and billions of pounds in aid, security in Afghanistan is “deteriorating” and President Hamid Karzai’s government controls less than a third of the country, America’s top intelligence official has…

Religious needs of immigrants shouldn't be a matter of concern for the government, the protesters said [AFP]

No Mosques please! We are Greek

Tuesday, April 25 2006 Which EU country will not sanction the building of a mosque in its capital city? How ironic that the very city proudly claimed as the take-off point for Western civilization, is so cavalier on human rights! Little wonder that Plato leads to NATO! Muslims in Athens lack a single purpose-built mosque…

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Fancy that! In France?

When the car burnings started in Paris, pundits were quick to blame Islam…a report now rubbishes this assertion.What three pundits said:   1. Mark Steyne: Islamofascism itself is what it says: a fusion of Islamic identity with old-school European totalitarianism. But, whether in turbans or gangsta threads, just as Communism was in its day, so…