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Happy Independence Day!

To all my American readers; 

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2013 in United States

 

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian readers. Since I will not be here this weekend, I will be wishing it in advance. All the best! Drink beer and celebrate the birth of the greatest nation in the whole damn universe!

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Canada

 

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Chechen Muslim Terrorist; Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, indicted on WMD charge

Time TO DIE you terrorist POS.

They were mad that Islam was lampooned as a “violent ideology” in the US. So to prove it wasn’t, they decided to detonate bombs at a crowded marathon.

Oh the logic of the Muslim terrorists!

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, died in a gun fight with police while remains his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, remains in custody.

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BOSTON — A federal grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted Thursday on charges including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, resulting in death.

Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in twin explosions near the finish line of the marathon.

Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed following a shootout with police on April 19.

Authorities say the brothers used shrapnel-packed pressure cooker bombs in the bombing. They are also accused of killing an MIT police officer.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 17 of the charges against 19-year-old Tsarnaev could bring life in prison or the death penalty.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bomb suspect, indicted on WMD charge | World | News | National Post.

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in United States

 

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Myanmar government condemns TIME magazine use of ‘Buddhist terror’

The Myanmar government has issued a press release on Sunday night condemning TIME magazine’s July cover story labelling the controversial Mandalay monk, U Wirathu as ‘The Face of Buddhist Terror’.

The press release issued by the President’s Office accuses TIME magazine for damaging trust building between religions, and defacing the image of Buddhism which has been the main religion of Myanmar for thousands of years.

The press release says that Buddhist monk U Wirathu is “a Sangha or a Buddha’s son” and as such must abide by the 227 precepts or moral rules. This includes striving peacefully for the prosperity of Buddhism.

The Myanmar government says it does not discriminate between religions and grants freedom of worship. Although the majority of Myanmar people are Buddhists, the 2008 Constitution also recognises Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Animism as existing religions.

The front page TIME article has highlighted the emergence of extremist Buddhist elements in Myanmar, and cites U Wirathu stoking anti-Muslim sentiment in his sermons and through the controversial “969” campaign.

The article has drawn widespread criticism and condemnation in the Myanmar press and online social media. The online petition was launched on the campaign site Avaaz.com and requests TIME magazine to reevaluate their cover issue.

“The combination of these two words “Buddhist and Terror” are very sad feeling for every Buddhists. Our religious is more weaker year by year. Please don’t do like that,” say online campaigners.

U Wirathu responded to the TIME article in an interview with the Myanmar Times saying that what he is doing is for the sake of national security. He questioned why TIME did not label Obama a terrorist for US campaigns against Islamic extremists.

“Why are they saying that Wirathu is a terrorist? What I am doing, saying and writing is for the sake of national security, just as Obama is doing,” U Wirathu told the Myanmar Times.

Though the original TIME article was only available through subscription, Myanmar versions of the story have been circulated widely causing widespread outrage, accusing TIME for only aggravating tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

“Our Buddhism preaches peace but not terrorism. You’re the first user of those words so that I really go against it. But those words will cause more tension between Buddhists and Islamists in Myanmar. I believe you’ll never create violent cases. Let’s create mindfulness in the society,” said the Avaaz petition which has so far collected over 52,000 signatures.

A Facebook page calling to boycott TIME has so far received over 12,000 likes.

The government also called for mutual trust building among the religions to avoid undesirable conflicts in Myanmar’s fledgling democracy. It says the government, religious leaders, political parties, media and the people must co-operate with each others to achieve this purpose.

 

Myanmar government condemns TIME magazine use of ‘Buddhist terror’ – Eleven Myanmar | Eleven Myanmar.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Burma

 

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Lebanon is under attack from the FSA (Foreign Salafists Army) from Syria after Hezbollah declares allegiance to Al-Assad

Who do I hate more? I am well aware that although Shiite/Shia countries are ruled under Islamic theocracies, they are far more stable than Sunni countries. In this conflict, I’d rather have Al-Assad win. If the FSA (Obama/Saudi backed Al-Qaeda terrorists) win, then we will see the toppling of a stable state and see the birth of another Islamic Hellhole governed under strict Sharia Law.

 

Medics transport an injured Lebanese soldier, after clashes between followers of a radical Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir and Shiite gunmen, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Sunday, June 23, 2013

AP Photo / Mohammed ZaatariMedics transport an injured Lebanese soldier, after clashes between followers of a radical Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir and Shiite gunmen, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Sunday, June 23, 2013

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The southern Lebanese port city of Sidon has been turned into a combat zone as soldiers battle the followers of a hard-line Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir in fights that have left almost 50 dead.

The two days of clashes are the latest bout of violence in Lebanon linked to the conflict in neighbouring Syria and the bloodiest yet involving the army — 17 soldiers were reported killed, including two officers.

Lebanese media has depicted the clashes as a test for the state in containing armed groups that have taken up the cause of the warring sides in Syria, whose sectarian makeup mirrors that of its smaller neighbour.

“Attacking the army crosses a line — it is provocative and not something we want to see,” said Sami Atallah, director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, a Beirut-based think tank. “I hope it doesn’t escalate. The situation is tense but is not yet out of control.”

The Lebanese army has traditionally been multi-sectarian, with a Christian serving as chief-of-staff and as head of intelligence, while about half of the officers are Christians and half are Muslims. While the Muslims are divided between Shiites and Sunnis, according to Ferid Chedid of The Lebanon Wire, a Beirut-based news service. However, many Christians have stopped volunteering for the army and the ranks are now mostly Muslim.

“The army is determined to end the Assir situation because otherwise it will lose all of its prestige and will become paralyzed,” said Mr. Chedid. “This is very important for Lebanon as a state. The army is the last barrier before a Sunni-Shiite war in Lebanon.”

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

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The two days of fighting between troops and armed supporters of Sheikh Assir has transformed Sidon, 40 kilometres south of Beirut, into a combat zone.

Skirmishes reportedly began when Sheikh Assir’s supporters surrounded an army checkpoint in Abra, on the outskirts of the city, after soldiers had stopped a vehicle carrying their comrades. Media reports said 17 Lebanese soldiers and at least 30 of Sheikh Assir’s men were killed in the fighting that ensued. The army took control of Sheikh Assir’s mosque in Abra, but the fighting continued for a second day.

Sheikh Assir opposes the Shiite organization Hezbollah and its involvement in Syria’s civil war where its members are fighting side-by-side with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against the rebels.

Protests quickly spread to other parts of Lebanon, including Tripoli and the Bekaa Valley. They came as sectarian tensions in Lebanon are worsening and some one million Syrian refugees threaten to overcome the small country.

Sheikh Assir, who was raised in a Christian town, belongs to the extremist Salafist movement, said Mr. Chedid. The cleric has sharply attacked Hezbollah’s growing efforts to support the Assad regime in Syria.

Lebanon is no stranger to civil war. A bloody conflict between 1975 and 1990 left at least 120,000 Lebanese dead in the country of just over four million people. Analysts say various parties use the sectarian card to get what they want, and warn it could be dangerous.

“It’s like a pyramid – people at the stop use sectarianism to mobilize their constituency,” said Mr. Atallah. “It is simply a convenient tool to use for other ends.”

Some in Lebanon have charged that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are supporting Sheikh Assir in order to undermine the delicate balance between Sunnis and Shiites in the country.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Lebanon

 

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