Desi Thoughts

Politics (A rant)

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When i came to the USA some 10 odd years ago, i witnessed the first election in 2000; it was closely fought and very controversial. I looked at the election from a distance as i was working odd jobs and trying to make a living. From what i saw from far was a noble system that was working so well for the people. I would think then that this is the way Pakistan needs to be at, with elections held and results handled so well (although the results that year…read more

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Why have the British media killed the ‘Kill Khalid’ reviews?

Posted by in Books, Islam, Politics

Despite rave reviews in the US, Paul McGeough’s book about a failed Mossad assassination attempt has been ignored by British media By Phillip Knightley LAST UPDATED 3:10 PM, JULY 21, 2009 In April this year Quartet Books published Kill Khalid: The Failed Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas. It was written by an Australian war correspondent, Paul McGeough, an expert on the Middle East. The book had come out in the United States to ecstatic reviews. I had heard of McGeough and although I did not know…read more

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KILL KHALID

Posted by in Books, Current Affairs, Islam

I have nearly read this book and this book is a very interesting account on Hamas and its history. A must read for anyone who wants to know about Hamas. The Martyr Who Did Not Die By REVIEW BY GREG MYRE Sunday, March 8, 2009 KILL KHALID The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas By Paul McGeough New Press. 477 pp. $26.95 Actuarial tables are not kind to the leaders of Hamas. The Israeli security forces reserve a special fury for the radical Islamic group,…read more

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Britain expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai passport row

Posted by in Islam, Politics

The UK is to expel an Israeli diplomat over the use of 12 forged British passports linked to the murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. Foreign Secretary David Miliband told the Commons there were “compelling reasons” to believe Israel was responsible for the passport “misuse”. He said: “The government takes this matter extremely seriously. Such misuse of British passports is intolerable.” Israel says there is no proof it was behind the killing in Dubai in January. But Mr Milband said it was “highly likely” the Israeli secret service…read more

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Dubai police '99% sure' Mossad was behind death of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh

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• Israeli ambassador told to explain use of fake passports • Relations with Tel Aviv in ‘deep freeze’, warn British officials Julian Borger and Mark Tran guardian.co.uk, Thursday 18 February 2010 13.05 GMT The father of Palestinian militant Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was killed recently, holds up a photograph of his son. Dubai police say they are virtually certain Mossad was behind the murder. Photograph: Hatem Moussa/AP Dubai police said today they were virtually certain Mossad was behind the assassination of a Hamas commander, as the incident threatened to turn into…read more

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Jewish Terrorism in Israel | Foreign Affairs

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Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger Avoiding the pitfalls that generally confront the study of terrorism — either expressing outrage at such inhumane behavior or dismissing one man’s terrorist as another man’s freedom fighter — the authors dispassionately study the backgrounds, social networks, and motives of the terrorists. Jewish Terrorism in Israel, the second book to appear in the Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare series, sets a high bar for subsequent works. After a brisk treatment of terrorism in ancient Israel (which often inspires today’s terrorism), it moves to modern…read more

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Islam Religion of Terror

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An old Article but always nice to read it. http://beliefnet.com/story/113/story_11347_1.html In Defense of Pat RobertsonPat Robertson and others are right about Islam being a violent religion. Look at the evidence for yourself. Pat Robertson recently drew attacks from Muslim groups for calling Muhammad a “wild-eyed fanatic,” among other things. Robertson, as usual, states the case in excessively inflammatory terms. But it must be said that Robertson’s basic critique of Islam as an inherently violent religion is accurate. This may not be politically correct to say, but one need only examine…read more

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Nuclear Iran

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Well I am not going to speculate about a nuclear Iran, It was definitely be a problem for Muslims (Sunni I mean) who dont like Iran. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan I am sure won’t be happy with that fact. Maybe they might even help USA some how covert to stop Tehran from getting closer to a full nuclear program. Shias in Pakistan are a minority and so are they in Saudi Arabia; A Nuclear Iran will help those minority get stronger. Well I didn’t start the blog about this issue…read more

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the undeclared wars in muslim asia

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Well I thought I will document the undeclared, below radar wars going on in the world. These are mostly IT wars and take place constantly online, in forums, sometimes spills out in real life also. 1. Shia Sunni:Very evident it is happening in Iraq, Pakistan and quite a few places. Shias hate Sunnis and vice versa. It is also happening online, just visit any community related to shias on Orkut or sunnis, you will find evidence of such battles. 2. West and Muslim WorldThis one is also very clear with…read more

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Progressive Islaam

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Hmmmmm… Muslims Wake Up, which was the blog name I saw on some site, which had a lot of interesting blogs and forum links. Well the title is not accurate; it should be Progressive Muslims Wake Up. I realize that there is a lot of stuff that happens in the Muslim world which has nothing to do with Islam. Honor Killings are not Islamic, women are honored in Islam. Honor killing is a cultural aspect, not an Islamic tradition. Polygamy is a fact in Islam but if and only if…read more

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