Monday, 30 November 2009

The “tolerant and peaceful” Swiss ban minarets?

The "tolerant and peaceful" Swiss has voted in a nationwide referendum to ban minarets?

More than 57.5% of "tolerant and peaceful" Swiss voters (and 22 out of 26 cantons - or provinces) voted in a nationwide referendum to ban minarets on Sunday.

There are 400,000 Muslims (5% of the population) and only four minarets in Switzerland.

The Swiss government had opposed the ban but has accepted the decision, and construction of new minarets would no longer be permitted.

Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said the decision was "not a rejection of the Muslim community, religion or culture".

True. It was a rejection of tolerance and freedom of expression.

France's FM Bernard Kouchner said "I am a bit shocked by this decision. It is an expression of intolerance and I detest intolerance."

If so, why has France banned the headscarf in schools, colleges and government establishments?

Zurich city council said that it disapproved of the "negative and dangerous" controversial referendum poster, but had to accept it as part of political free speech.



The poster shows a woman dressed in a burka and lots of black minarets (resemble missiles) on a Swiss flag.
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Mumbai suspect's lawyer is sacked

The trial court judge has removed the main lawyer for the leading suspect in last November's deadly Mumbai attacks in the city.

The judge said Abbas Kazmi was "not co-operating" and delaying proceedings.

How?

The leading suspect, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, originally denied the charges against him but in July, he admitted his role and to be hanged.

There will be a total of 340 witnesses.
The defendant has pleaded guilty, so why does the prosecution need 340 witnesses?

The court wants Mr Kazmi to choose 71 out of 340 witnesses for cross-examination.

How the hell does he know what the witnesses are going to say?
To defend his client (his legal duty), he can only decide after the witness has given testimony.


Is Kazmi "not co-operating with the court in the interest of justice"?
Or is it

The judge "not co-operating in the interest of justice”.

The defendant has pleaded guilty and is to be hanged. No one will object. The punishment fits the crime. There is no need to call a single witness.

If you still want to present 340 witnesses, for some other reason, then they SHOULD be cross-examined, if the defence (NOT THE JUDGE) think it necessary.
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Sunday, 29 November 2009

Police 'arrest Mossad spy as he planted a bomb '

A trainee Israeli spy was arrested by Tel Aviv police as he planted a fake bomb under a vehicle.

The country's commercial Channel 10 said it hoped Israel's secret service agency Mossad operatives were "more effective abroad".

What?
At planting bombs in other countries?
Isn’t that what terrorists and terrorist states do?

If not training for abroad, then inside the Israel.
But why?
To blame it on the Palestinians?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8377746.stm

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