Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Southall - Ajtama Deeni - Ladies Religious Gathering

Date: Sun 08 Jun 2008
Time: 2 pm

Guest and main speaker: Sahib Zadi Riffat Sayed Sahibah

Location: Southall, London Borough of Ealing. Read more!

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Pure Gold?

‘Pure Gold?’ is CAFOD's new photographic exhibition which reveals the truth behind the glamour of gold through striking images and accounts from three continents.

The exhibition opens in London on 21 May and then tours the UK.

Gold is the symbol of love, status, wealth and power. The sheer number of jewellers on Southall Broadway shows the addiction Asians have with gold.

Yet, for many communities in developing countries it symbolises environmental destruction and toxic pollution. One gold ring produces 18 tonnes of waste rock, which polutes water supplies with toxins.

See the reality in the Democratic Republic of Congo – where gold mining has contributed to a cycle of violence and poverty.

Hear the voices of communities in Honduras whose water supplies have been poisoned.

Meet the indigenous people fighting back in the Philippines after seeing their sacred mountain destroyed to make way for a gold mine.

Visit the exhibition and discover how you can help turn gold from a curse into a blessing for the countries where it is mined.

The London exhibition is running from May 21th to June 1st 2008.
The admission is free and the Oxo gallery is open daily 11am-6pm.
Find out more about the exhibition.
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Sunday, 25 May 2008

Southall - Jalsa - Seerat un Nabi

Date: Sat 31 May 2008
Time: 7 pm

Jalsa - Seerat un Nabi and Ghiyarviah Sharif

Guest and main speaker: Hazrat Allama Muhammed Shahid Raza Naeemi

Location: Southall, London Borough of Ealing. Read more!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Restoration of Judiciary in Pakistan

The chairperson of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 19, son of former premier Benazir Bhutto said:

"The party's long struggle for democracy will continue with renewed vigour.My mother always said, democracy is the best revenge."

Musharraf the dictator suspended the constitution and dismissed the independent judiciary, so that no one would question his continued rule.

After a long delay, the PPP are prepared to restore the judges BUT only if their hands are tied and are unable to question the rubber stamped pardons given to the most corrupt and powerful people.

This is exactly what the dictator Musharraf did.

What is the difference between the dictator Musharraf and the PPP? Where did this “democracy is the best revenge” disappear to?

Just empty words.

Even Benazir Bhutto did not a free and independent judiciary as a high priority. The priority was getting back into power.

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Tuesday, 20 May 2008

US detains 500 'enemy combatant' children

500 teenagers – some aged under 16 – are being held by the US military on the on suspicion of being terrorists.

Most of the teenagers are being held in in Iraq as "unlawful enemy combatants".

A total of 2,500 youths under the age of 18 have been detained, since 2002, for periods up to a year or more in Americas anti-terrorism campaign. This was disclosed last week by the United States the U.N.’s Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The U.S. report said “The juveniles that the United States has detained have been captured engaging in anti-coalition activity, such as planting Improvised Explosive Devices, operating as lookouts for insurgents, or actively engaged in fighting against U.S. and Coalition forces.”

None of the released/detained detained teenagers have been brought in front of any kangaroo court.

Had there been a shred of evidence against them, none of the lucky 2000 would not have released.

The hospitality dished out by the Americans is only likely to push them towards “engaging in anti-coalition activity, such as planting Improvised Explosive Devices, operating as lookouts for insurgents, or actively engaged in fighting against U.S. and Coalition forces.”
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Monday, 19 May 2008

Bush - the greatest threat to world peace

“We believe that the surest way to defeat the enemies of hatred is to advance the cause of hope, the cause of freedom, liberty as the great alternative to tyranny and terror.” – George Bush

What about freedom for the Palestinians?
They face daily tyranny and terror.
They have been ignored for decades.

At his recent speech at the Knesset Mr Bush lavished praise on Israel and called it a "homeland for the chosen people".

Was it for decades of occupation of Palestinian land and ethnic cleansing?

Mr Bush warns that "the light of liberty" is at risk.
He seems content on extinguishing the "the light of liberty" for the Palestinians.

Is this the democracy that he wants to spread?

Few Palestinians, Arabs or Muslims regard Bush as an honest broker, and his latest visit to the region has just reconfirmed their worst fears.

To put it into perspective, even the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has gone on record to state that he was angry at comments made by Bush, which were a denial of voice to the Palestinian people.

Nearing the end of his term in office, Bush wants to leave behind some proof of his success and calls on other leaders to show leadership, yet he has shown none himself.

Opinion polls show that most Europeans believe the United States is a greater menace than Iran or North Korea.

The United States poses the greatest threat to world peace.
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Thursday, 15 May 2008

Girl of 8 used as 'suicide' bomber

"Militants strapped explosives to a young girl and used her to blow up an army checkpoint in Iraq yesterday."

"They detonated the device by remote control as the child, thought to be as young as eight, walked towards a group of soldiers."

This is what the article in the Metro said.

Further down it states that the US Army gave the age of the girl as between 16 and 18.

Is there any truth in the Headline? No
Is there any truth in the first part of the story? No
Is there any truth in the rest of the story? No

"US: Bombers Didn't Have Down Syndrome.

It is just the normal sensational propganda crap to demonise the "enemy".

Fact: "British Army sent 15 soldiers under the age of 18 to fight in Iraq"

Complaints can be made to the Press Complaints Comission
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