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Father tries to kill Muslim girl for affair with a Hindu

 

Sharia panchayat boycotts 5 Muslims for being 'infidels'

Militants blow up girls' school in northwest Pakistan

Saudi money used in terror: Aghan official

Fears for rights of Afghan women over peace talks

Israelis shot people in the forehead, says Pakistani journalist

Deported activists recount Israeli ‘piracy’

Obama speaks to Turkish PM Erdogan over Israeli raid

Under fire for attacking aid flotilla, Israel drags India, Pak into row

Jordan to receive 121 flotilla activists freed by Israel

Young couple killed in the name of honour

Five of a family sentenced to death

Six killed, several injured Lyari firing

How to Stop the Ground Zero Mega-mosque

Iran denounces European 'intolerance' over burqa

In Pak, anxious wait for celebrity anchor; Rehman Malik says ‘good news’ expected

Twin blasts rock Kabul, Karzai unhurt

We can’t help you now, SC to Afzal Guru

Twenty insurgents killed in fresh Orakzai offensive

For Yazid, jihad in Kashmir must for all Muslims

No Evidence To Nail Bhatkal?

Taliban try to kill Hafiz Saeed

Pune blast: Court rejects bail plea of Bhatkal

Muslim population 'rising 10 times faster than rest of society'

Indian-origin aid worker on ship attacked by Israel

Israel begins deporting Gaza aid flotilla activists

NYC attack suspect Shahzad a 'hybrid terrorist'

Violence mars Afghanistan peace meeting in Kabul

Troops kill five Palestinians

New aid boat fresh challenge to Israel

Osama a 'frequent flyer' in BA magazine

Qaida boss who vowed more 26/11s killed by US drone

Danish soldier killed, five hurt in Afghanistan: Military

Girl dies after dad throws acid on her

Iran failed to comply with global obligations on N-programme’

Israel on guard for next Gaza aid ship

Troops re-capture Afghan district from Taliban

India, Pakistan resolve Baglihar issue

Women raise voice against violence

Emirati women’s emotions find vent in photographs Afshan Ahmed

Crown Prince Sultan receives freed Saudi prisoners from Qatar

The 'peaceful' Jihad in America

Muslim Veil Bans and European Rationalism

Fighting in central Somalia kills 24: Rights group

Legendary theatre actress Uzra Butt dead at 93

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Father tries to kill Muslim girl for affair with a Hindu

By Akash Vashishtha

Jun 2, 2010

HONOUR killing is spreading its tentacles across the country. In a failed bid, though, the father and the brother of a Muslim girl allegedly tried to kill her for falling in love with a Hindu boy.

The 17- year- old girl was allegedly attacked with acid, strangulated and then pushed into a canal by the duo in the Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

The police said Gulistan, a resident of Charora locality, had an affair with Ravindra Kumar, who stayed nearby.

Around 10 days ago, the couple fled their homes following prolonged resistance by their families, sources said.

The lovers were traced by their families, who launched a joint search for them.

Gulistan and Ravindra were then brought back, the police said.

The girl and the boy stayed with their families in Charora for about 10 days.

Gulistan’s father Asgar and brother assured her they would get her married to Ravindra. She was told they would take her to Delhi to shop for her wedding.

On Tuesday morning, they hired an Ambassador on the same pretext. When they reached the outskirts of the town, Gulistan’s father and brother dragged her out of the taxi.

When she resisted, the two allegedly threw acid on her face and strangulated her with a rope.

When the girl fell unconscious, they presumed her to be dead and fled the spot after throwing her in the fast- flowing Ganga canal.

“ The water seemed to have washed off the acid from the girl’s body. She revived somehow and started screaming. On hearing her shrieks, the locals gathered at the spot and rescued her from the canal. The girl was lying along the inner lining of the canal,” a police officer said.

She was rushed to the district government hospital where she is battling for life. Senior superintendent of police of Bulandshahr, Neelesh Kumar, said: “ The girl’s wounds are critical. We have arrested her father.” “ Asgar told us he was fed up of his daughter’s activities and that her misdemeanors had brought immense shame to his family. He said Gulistan was previously involved with several men. Asgar said he had told his daughter to mend her ways many times, but she failed to comply,” Kumar said.

“ He said there was no other alternative to save the family’s honour. So he threw acid on her face and threw her into the canal after strangulating her. Asgar pleaded helplessness,” the senior superintendent of police added.

When asked about the brother’s involvement, Kumar said: “ From initial investigations, the victim’s brother seems to be involved in the case. But his role is being probed.”

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Sharia panchayat boycotts 5 Muslims for being 'infidels'

Mohammed Wajihuddin

Jun 2, 2010

MUMBAI: Has Talibanism breached the solid wall which guarded Indian Islam for centuries? If the diktat issued by a Sharia panchayat comprising a dozen or so clerics in the Muslim-majority town of Malegaon last week is any indication, it seems to have.

In a shocking incident which reeks of Talibani fundamentalism and the regressive approach of the Khap Panchayat in parts of India, the Malegaon Sharia panchayat last Friday summarily "ex-communicated" five Muslims for allegedly being "apostates and infidels". Islamic scholars and liberal thinkers insist that such a unilateral decision has no standing, especially as Islam doesn't recognise priesthood and the practice of ex-communication is non-existent, unlike in Christianity.

The clerics declared that the five — Fareedul Abedin, Sharief Cookerwalla, Yunus Trolleywalla, Iqbal Engineer and Yusuf Dalalthey — were no longer Muslims after hearing many who testified that the "accused", among other things, believed in and preached ideas and beliefs which went against Islam. One of the charges against them is that they refuted Prophet Mohammed's divine ride, also called Meraj.

"Their activities had created huge embarrassment. We invited all five to present their side of the story but only one of them, Abedin, turned up. We pronounced them out of Islam, as reliable witnesses testified against them," said Mufti Ismail, local MLA and head of the Jamiautul Ulema in Malegaon.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6001090.cms?prtpage=1

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Militants blow up girls' school in northwest Pakistan

Jun 2, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Pro-Taliban militants blew up a girls’ primary school and a health centre in the restive Mohmand tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.

The militants laid explosive materials around the girls’ primary school and a rural health centre in Khushal Kale area of Mohmand Agency and blew them up.

Local residents said three explosions had rocked the area. There were no reports of casualties

The Taliban, who are opposed to the education of girls, have blown up hundreds of girls' schools across Pakistan's volatile tribal belt over the past two years.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Pakistan/Militants-blow-up-girls-school-in-northwest-Pakistan/articleshow/6000115.cms

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Saudi money used in terror: Aghan official

Jun 02 2010

London : Millions of dollars from Saudi donors routed to Afghanistan through Pakistan’s tribal areas, have fuelled terrorism in the country during the last four years, Afghan financial intelligence unit has claimed.

The funds, totalling more than £920 million, entered from Pakistan where they are converted into rupees or dollars, the favoured currency for terrorist operations, the Afghan financial intelligence unit FinTraca has claimed.

“We can trace it back as far as an entry point in Waziristan,” said Mohammed Mustafa Massoudi, the DG of Fintraca in Kabul. “Why would anyone want to put such money into Waziristan? Only one reason — terrorism”.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/saudi-money-used-in-terror-aghan-official/628159/

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Fears for rights of Afghan women over peace talks

2 June 2010

A three day national peace conference has begun in the Afghan capital, Kabul, but the 1600 delegates have already received death threats from the Taliban.

Rocket attacks and gunfire, close to the meeting, coincided with President Hamid Karzai's opening speech.

The aim of the talks is to create a framework for any future negotiations with the militants.

A lot is resting on these talks and there are plenty of worries. There are fears from human rights groups that the gains made in the past nine years may be jeopardised if there is a deal at the peace gathering.

Some think that the rights of women may be eroded.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10211946.stm

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Israelis shot people in the forehead, says Pakistani journalist

June 2, 2010

A Pakistani journalist who was captured during a naval attack on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla said today that Israeli soldiers were shooting people in cold blood.

Talat Hussain, one of the 124 people arriving in Jordan following their release by the Israeli authorities, said the commandos "shot people in the forehead".

"I witnessed myself the first Israeli assault on the ship. There was no weapon on the ship," Hussain told Aaj news channel by phone from Jordan.

"Scuffles broke out when the Israelis tried to arrest people. After that people threw at the Israelis whatever they got hold of. Four people were shot in the forehead in front of me. I witnessed four people dying," said Hussain, executive director and anchor of Aaj Television.

He said he would provide a video of the whole episode and further details later in his television programme.

Full report at:

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_israelis-shot-people-in-the-forehead-says-pakistani-journalist_1391011

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Deported activists recount Israeli ‘piracy’

Jun 2, 2010

PASSENGERS on board the aid ships seized by Israeli authorities who were deported to their countries on Tuesday recounted the horrors of the raid.

They included a Turkish woman who had brought her one- year- old baby on the voyage.

Nilufer Cetin said she agreed to be extradited from Israel after being warned jail conditions there would be “ too harsh” for the baby.

She and her son had been on the Turkish- flagged Mavi Marmara ship. Cetin said she and her baby, the youngest passenger on board, had stayed in their cabin’s bathroom during the raid. Cetin’s husband, Ekrem, is the ship’s engineer and is still being held by Israeli authorities.

Full report at: Mail Today

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Obama speaks to Turkish PM Erdogan over Israeli raid

Jun 2, 2010

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama spoke with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday to express his condolences for those killed in an Israeli raid on a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, the White House said.

Turkey, a key ally of the United States, has reacted angrily to Monday's raid in which nine people were killed when Israeli commandos stormed the ship. It had been trying to break an Israeli blockade on Gaza.

The White House said in his telephone call with Erdogan, Obama had reiterated the United States' support for "a credible, impartial, and transparent investigation of the facts surrounding this tragedy."

"The president affirmed the importance of finding better ways to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza without undermining Israel's security," the White House said in a statement.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/US/Obama-speaks-to-Turkish-PM-Erdogan-over-Israeli-raid/articleshow/6001256.cms

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Under fire for attacking aid flotilla, Israel drags India, Pak into row

Jun 2, 2010

JERUSALEM: In an unusual step, Israel, which is facing global criticism for attacking an aid flotilla, has said violent incidents in countries like India and Pakistan in the past one month which claimed 500 lives have been "ignored" while it is being condemned for its "unmistakably defensive actions".

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman "reminded" the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that in the past month alone 500 people were killed in various incidents in Thailand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and India, a Foreign Ministry statement said.

"While the international community remained silent and passive, and generally ignored the occurences, Israel is being condemned for unmistakably defensive actions," a Foreign Ministry statement quoted Lieberman as saying.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Middle-East/Under-fire-for-attacking-aid-flotilla-Israel-drags-India-Pak-into-row/articleshow/6003195.cms

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Jordan to receive 121 flotilla activists freed by Israel

By ABDUL JALIL MUSTAFA

Jun 2, 2010

AMMAN: Israel on Tuesday night released 121 activists held during the attack on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla and the Jordanian authorities were last night conducting arrangements for receiving them on the King Hussein crossing point between Jordan and the West Bank, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Faisal Malkawi.

"We have been told by Jordanian ambassador in Tel Aviv Ali Al-Ayed that Israel has freed 121 flotilla activists who belong to Jordan and 11 other countries which do not have diplomatic ties with Israel,” Malkawi said.

”The ministry is making arrangements at King Hussein crossing point (50 km West of Amman) for welcoming them” he said.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/gazableeds/article60040.ece

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Young couple killed in the name of honour

June 02, 2010

A newly-married couple who came from Swat to Karachi for shelter was killed in the name of honor; a case was reported at the Peerabad police station.

Twenty-two-year-old Yousuf Khan and an unknown twenty year old girl were shot dead in the Peerabad police limits. SHO Rahim Khan said that on Tuesday evening, information was received that the bodies of a young couple were lying inside a small house situated in Muslimabad No-1. He alongwith his staff rushed towards the spot and found that a young boy and girl were lying dead on the floor and were brutally killed by unidentified people.

SHO Khan said that the police had recorded the statement of the residents who narrated the couple hailed from Swat and had reached Karachi on early Tuesday morning and had rented the house in the area.

Full report at:

http://thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=242626

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Five of a family sentenced to death

02 Jun, 2010

SARGODHA: A special anti-terrorist court in Sargodha on Wednesday sentenced to death five of a family in a triple murder case.

The court also announced a penalty of two lakh rupees each for three sisters Tasneem, Kishwar and Saba, and their brother Noman and their relative Shazia.

The five were accused of killing one woman Tasleem Wahid and her two sons Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Hammad.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/provinces/12-five+of+a+family+sentenced+to+death--bi-06

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Six killed, several injured Lyari firing

02 Jun, 2010

KARACHI: At least six people were killed and several injured during a firing incident between two rival gangs in Karachi’s Lyari area, on Wednesday.

The firing in the area started on Tuesday evening and was still continuing in the area.

Police and Rangers were called in to control the situation, while the injured had been rushed to the Civil Hospital.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/metropolitan/04-lyari-firing-2-dead-qs-11

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How to Stop the Ground Zero Mega-mosque

By Alyssa A. Lappen

2 June 2010

Expose Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s history, his statements in Arabic, and his organization’s appallingly incomplete tax filings. Manhattan Community Board 1 gave their nod of approval to construction of a highly contested, 15-story mega-mosque at the former Park Place Burlington Coat Factory — 600 feet from Ground Zero.

But this is hardly a final word on the matter.

New York City community boards function as mere advisory bodies, with no authority to make legally binding decisions for or against any proposed New York City structure. And while a motion to postpone the vote was defeated, the approval hardly represented resounding community support: only one board member voted no, but ten members abstained.

Full report at:

http://europenews.dk/en/node/32600

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Iran denounces European 'intolerance' over burqa

2 June 2010

BRUSSELS — Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Wednesday denounced European "intolerance" towards the Islamic veil, as France and Belgium move towards banning the burqa in public.

"We think this is an example of the intolerance that exists in Europe" regarding Muslims, Mottaki told a press conference during a visit to Brussels.

"We hope that European leaders will reflect on the subject, we attach great importance to the rights of religious minorities," he stressed, adding "we consider the moves in some western countries as worrying for Muslim nations."

Full report at:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gH-1l0PLKvqx2IxaJ5-es5cgTPpg

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In Pak, anxious wait for celebrity anchor; Rehman Malik says ‘good news’ expected

Ruchika Talwar

Jun 02 2010

New Delhi : Journalists at a major TV station in Pakistan have been anxiously following news of the aftermath of the Israeli raid on the so-called Freedom Flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea. Syed Talat Hussain, the celebrity anchor of Aaj TV, was on board one of the ships when Israeli commandos swooped.

Late Tuesday, the Aai TV website was displaying Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s statement that “good news” was expected by “today evening”, alongside a picture of the journalist with the legend, ‘Team Aaj awaits Talat Hussain’s return’.

Hussain, Executive Director, News and Current Affairs at Aaj and host of Live With Talat show, is considered close to the ISI and the Pakistani establishment. He and a colleague were ‘embedded’ with pro-Palestinian activists on an aid ship headed for blockaded Gaza.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/In-Pak--anxious-wait-for-celebrity-anchor--Rehman-Malik-says--good-news--expected/628147

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Twin blasts rock Kabul, Karzai unhurt

Jun 2, 2010

KABUL: Two explosions rocked the Afghanistan capital on Wednesday as President Hamid Karzai opened a "jirga" or peace assembly.

The National Consultative Peace Jirga was aimed at ending conflicts and ensuring peace in the militancy-hit country, Xinhua reported.

Around 1,600 people including tribal chieftains, parliamentarians, social and political figures as well as government officials gathered under a giant tent in Kabul to discuss the ways and means on how to enhance the government-initiated reconciliation process with the Taliban.

DPA adds: Hamid Karzai was not hurt in the incident.

The Taliban are boycotting the jirga, which they said was aimed at safeguarding the interests of the US and other NATO members.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Twin-blasts-rock-Kabul-Karzai-unhurt/articleshow/6002116.cms

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We cant help you now,SC to Afzal Guru

Dhananjay Mahapatra

Jun 2, 2010

New Delhi: Fed up with the number of petitions and letters received by it from Parliament attack case convict Mohammad Afzal Guru,the Supreme Court has tersely told him not to waste his time and energy by communicating with the apex court for relief and told him to petition the government.

Afzal,whose death sentence was upheld by the apex court on August 4,2005,had since moved a review and curative petition seeking re-appreciation of evidence in the Parliament attack case.Both the petitions were dismissed by the Supreme Court the review in September 2006 and the curative in January 2007.

However,he wrote a letter requesting the SC to direct the authorities to shift him from Tihar Jail to Srinagar central jail which would facilitate his meeting with family members who were finding it difficult to travel to Delhi.His counsel had also claimed he had written a letter seeking early decision on the mercy petition pending with the President.

Full report at: The Times of India

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Twenty insurgents killed in fresh Orakzai offensive

02 Jun, 2010

PESHAWAR: Security forces on Wednesday claimed killing 20 militants in a fresh attack on insurgents in the Orakzai tribal region after the army had declared victory over militants.

Sources said 10 militants were killed when security forces bombed and destroyed six insurgent hideouts.

Separately, troops targeted suspected hideouts in the upper region of the agency and killed 10 militants. One soldier died during a clash with the militants.

Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had on Tuesday visited the Orakzai tribal region and had congratulated the troops on the success of the army operation in the region.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/provinces/12- twenty+insurgents+killed+in+fresh+orakzai+offensive--bi-05

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For Yazid,jihad in Kashmir must for all Muslims

Jun 2, 2010

Islamabad: Mustafa Abu al-Yazid,al-Qaidas operational commander in Afghanistan,Pakistan and India who was killed in a US drone strike last month,was believed to have had a hand in everything from al-Qaidas finances to its operational planning.

The Punjabi Taliban in North Waziristan tribal region were also controlled by Yazid.Informed sources said he was the chief planner of terrorist acts in Pakistani cities in the past two years.The al-Qaida statement described Yazid as a martyr and claimed he was killed in a convoy of martyrs on the road with his wife and three daughters and his granddaughter,men,women and children,neighbours and loved ones.It heaped praise on him as the commander of its experienced leaders,master of masters,prince of financial princes,distinguished sheikh,and triumphant hero Mustafa Abu Yazid,the commander-in-chief of al-Qaida in Afghanistan.

Full report at: The Times of India

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No Evidence To Nail Bhatkal?

Dippy Vankani

Jun 02 2010

A week after the arrest of Abdul Samad Bhatkal from Mangalore, the Anti-Terrorism Squad has not managed to find any substantial evidence against him to nail him in the Pune blast case. Ironically, when he was arrested, he was touted as a “prize catch” in the Pune blast, but on Tuesday, the ATS in its remand application filed in court

has mentioned that they did not need his custody in the case. Further, the application did not mention anything about his involvement in the German Bakery blast in Pune.

Interestingly, on the day of his arrest, even Union home minister P. Chidambaram had congratulated the ATS on making the first arrest in the Pune blast case. However, the enthusiasm seems to have ebbed. A couple of days earlier, Mr Chidambaram sidestepped questions on Samad and urged “caution”. What made Samad such a controversial figure right from the onset was the fact that both the Indian Mujahideen founders Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal are originally from Bhatkal town in Karnataka.

Full report at:

http://www.asianage.com/india/no-evidence-nail-bhatkal-864

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Taliban try to kill Hafiz Saeed

Imitiaz Ahmed

Jun 2, 2010

A plan to kill Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, leader of the banned organization the Jamaat-ul-Dawa (JD), was foiled when worshippers apprehended what they called a suspicious-looking person at a Jamaat-ul-Dawa mosque, the Express TV reported on Tuesday evening. The person was allegedly intent on mon- itoring Saeed's activities and security measures taken to protect him.

The senior superintendent of police at Civil Lines Haider Ashraf said that on Friday worshippers had caught a man wearing a commando jacket and acting suspiciously at Jamiatul Qadsia, a Jamaat-ul- Dawa mosque.

Ashraf said the suspect was pretending to be a member of the Jamaat-ul-Dawa. When people asked him to prove his identity he could not come up with a satisfactory answer, and the worshippers detained him.

Full report at: Hindustan Times

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Pune blast: Court rejects bail plea of Bhatkal

Jun 02 2010

Mumbai : A local court today rejected the bail plea of Abdul Samad Bhatkal, a prime suspect in the Pune German Bakery blast, saying that since the probe was on, it would not be safe to release him.

23-year-old Samad sought bail soon after he was remanded in judicial custody till June 14 by Metropolitan Magistrate M V Morale in connection with a 2009 arms seizure case.

He wanted bail on the grounds that there were no serious allegations against him, and that three other accused, who were arrested in the arms case last year, were already out on bail.

The court rejected the bail application stating that investigations were still in progress and releasing the accused now would not be safe.

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which had arrested Samad from Mangalore, did not seek his further custody and told the court that he may be remanded in judicial custody.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pune-blast-court-rejects-bail-plea-of-bhatkal/627808/

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Muslim population 'rising 10 times faster than rest of society'

June 2, 2010

The Muslim population in Britain has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years, according to official research collated for The Times.

The population multiplied 10 times faster than the rest of society, the research by the Office for National Statistics reveals. In the same period the number of Christians in the country fell by more than 2 million.

Experts said that the increase was attributable to immigration, a higher birthrate and conversions to Islam during the period of 2004-2008, when the data was gathered. They said that it also suggested a growing willingness among believers to describe themselves as Muslims because the western reaction to war and terrorism had strengthened their sense of identity.

Full report at:

http://forums.islamicawakening.com/f18/muslim-population-rising-10-times-faster-than-rest-society-35754/

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Indian-origin aid worker on ship attacked by Israel

Jun 2, 2010

LONDON: An Indian-origin British aid worker is on the ship that was part of the Gaza-bound flotilla attacked by Israel. His family, anxiously waiting for news about his whereabouts, says it was as though their worst nightmares were coming true.

Hours before the troops moved in on Monday, Ismail Adam Patel, an optician based in the Oadby area of Leicester, posted a video on YouTube describing how they were surrounded by Israeli navy forces.

He can be seen standing on deck with a lifejacket and saying: "At the moment, we can see three frigates and a helicopter is hovering overhead, despite the fact we are in international waters, some 100 miles from the shores of Israel. We call upon everybody in Britain to help us to raise the alarm and get our government to intervene."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Indians-Abroad/Indian-origin-aid-worker-on-ship-attacked-by-Israel/articleshow/6002572.cms

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Israel begins deporting Gaza aid flotilla activists

Jun 2, 2010

JERUSALEM: Israel began deporting all the foreign activists detained during a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, as international pressure mounted for a full investigation of the incident.

Pro-Palestinian activists behind the aid convoy meanwhile vowed to renew their bid to break the Israeli blockade and deliver their cargoes to the Palestinian territory in the coming days.

"All foreign nationals who were on board the fleet and were arrested will be deported from Tuesday night," said a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The operation was expected to be completed within 48 hours, it added.

Early on Wednesday, an Israeli government official told AFP that a first group of around 50 Turkish nationals were headed to Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, from where they would be deported.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Middle-East/Israel-begins-deporting-Gaza-aid-flotilla-activists/articleshow/6001675.cms

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NYC attack suspect Shahzad a 'hybrid terrorist'

Jun 2, 2010

NEW YORK: Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American Times Square bombing suspect, is being labelled as a "hybrid terrorist", someone who acted alone in the US but drew inspiration from outside extremist forces like the Taliban.

There may be other such radicalised Americans who are waiting for a chance to attack the country, CBS News reported.

"In one sense, Shahzad was a lone wolf, with evidence suggesting that he alone bought, assembled and delivered his botched IED," it said.

But, it is also clear that Shahzad had some help, "drawing inspiration, financial support and bomb training from the Pakistani Taliban," the report said, citing unnamed sources.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/US/NYC-attack-suspect-Shahzad-a-hybrid-terrorist/articleshow/6001641.cms

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Violence mars Afghanistan peace meeting in Kabul

2 June 2010

Suspected militants have tried to attack a peace meeting of tribal elders being opened in Kabul by President Hamid Karzai.

Three rockets landed close to the venue. Officials said two attackers were killed and one captured.

Mr Karzai is aiming to use the three-day "peace jirga" to enlist support for his plan to offer economic incentives to reformed Taliban militants.

Taliban chiefs have dismissed the talks and threatened delegates with death.

Mr Karzai's opening speech was interrupted by the sound of explosions and gunfire some distance away.

He told the delegates: "Someone is trying with a rocket perhaps... Don't worry about it, let's proceed."

Full report at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10211026.stm

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Troops kill five Palestinians

Jun 2, 2010

ISRAELI troops on Tuesday shot dead two Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, even as three others died in missile fire.

“Two infiltrators were identified near Nirim,” an army spokesperson said, referring to an Israeli area not far from the Gazan city of Khan Yunis. Witnesses on the Gaza side confirmed an exchange of fire followed by Israeli shelling, and a press photographer saw an Israeli helicopter firing missiles.

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New aid boat fresh challenge to Israel

Jun 2, 2010

JERUSALEM: Pro-Palestinian activists sent another boat to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, a day after a botched raid on an aid flotilla ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists. This came even as the Security Council issued a statement condemning the deadly raid and demanding an impartial investigation into the incident.

The raid provoked ferocious international condemnation of Israel, raised questions at home, and appeared likely to increase pressure to end the blockade that has deepened the poverty of the 1.5 million Palestinians living in the strip. The pro-Palestinian flotilla had been headed to Gaza with tens of thousands of tons of aid that Israel bans from Gaza.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/New-aid-boat-fresh-challenge-to-Israel/articleshow/6000788.cms

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Osama a 'frequent flyer' in BA magazine

Jun 2, 2010

LONDON: In an embarrassing turn of events, a staff magazine of British Airways carried a front-page photo of Osama bin Laden, labelling him as a frequent flyer with the airlines.

BA's in-house Heathrow newspaper LHR News showed a photo illustrating a scheme to let passengers receive their boarding pass via their iPhones. The photo shows a smiling check-in steward greeting a happy passenger while another holds his iPhone up to the camera. A close-up shows a white boarding pass bearing the name Bin Laden/Osama.

To compound BA's embarrassment, the pass also classes the world's most wanted terrorist as a "frequent flyer". The gaffe doesn't end there —Osama's seat is 7C, which would put him firmly in First Class.

A BA spokesman said there was no malicious intent behind the front page of the magazine.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/UK/Osama-a-frequent-flyer-in-BA-magazine-/articleshow/6000794.cms

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Qaida boss who vowed more 26/11s killed by US drone

Omer Farooq Khan

Jun 2, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Al-Qaida's number three leader, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid al-Misri, who was the organization's operations head in South and Central Asia including Afghanistan, and who had threatened India with more 26/11-type attacks, has been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region, according to a statement released by al-Qaida.

Egypt-born Mustafa Ahmed Muhammad Uthman Abu al-Yazid (55), better known as Mustafa Abu al-Yazid al-Misri, was killed along with his wife and three children on May 25 in a drone strike in Datta Khel area, 25km north of Miranshah town of North Waziristan, confirmed a Pakistani intelligence official. Yazid is said to be the seniormost al-Qaida leader to be killed in the US air campaign to date. Earlier reports of his death have been proved wrong and this is the first time al-Qaida has acknowledged such a claim.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Pakistan/Qaida-boss-who-vowed-more-26/11s-killed-by-US-drone/articleshow/6000575.cms

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Danish soldier killed, five hurt in Afghanistan: Military

Jun 2, 2010

COPENHAGEN: One Danish soldier was killed and five others injured, one of them seriously, in two separate incidents in the southern Helmand province in Afghanistan, the Danish military said Tuesday.

"A roadside bomb killed one soldier and wounded two, and later another roadside bomb wounded three soldiers," the military said in a statement.

The first bomb exploded just after noon (0730 GMT), striking a vehicle carrying Danish soldiers near a patrol base in Bridzar, about six kilometres (four miles) northeast of the town of Gereshk, the statement said.

"The fallen soldier was killed on the spot," it said, adding that two slightly wounded soldiers in that incident had been taken by helicopter to a field hospital in Camp Bastion.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/South-Asia/Danish-soldier-killed-five-hurt-in-Afghanistan-Military/articleshow/6000646.cms

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Girl dies after dad throws acid on her

Jun 2, 2010

Lucknow: In yet another case of honour killing in western Uttar Pradesh,an 18-year-old girl died of burns on Tuesday after her father allegedly threw acid on her when she refused to leave her lover.

The girls father,Asgar,was arrested on the basis of her initial statement.But in her dying statement given before a magistrate she said she poured acid on her body to commit suicide as she was fed up with her life.

Gulistan,a resident of Chaurara village in Bulandshahr district,was in love with a boy living nearby.The police,however,could not identify the boy.Fifty-year-old Asgar and his son were opposed to her relationship.

Full report at: The Times of India

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Iran failed to comply with global obligations on N-programme’

Jun 2, 2010

The United States said that a UN agency report showed “Iran’s continued failure to comply with its international obligations and its sustained lack of cooperation” with the UN on its nuclear programme.

National Security Council spokesman Michael Hammer reacted to portions of a restricted UN report which revealed on Monday that Iran had produced at least 5.7 kilos of higher-enriched uranium.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in the restricted report that it “remains concerned about the possible existence in Iran of past or current undisclosed nuclear related activities, involving military-related organisations.”

Full report at:

http://www.dailypioneer.com/259711/%E2%80%98Iran-failed-to-comply-with-global-obligations-on-N-programme%E2%80%99.html

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Israel on guard for next Gaza aid ship

Jun 02 2010

Nicosia/Jerusalem : Activists vowed on Tuesday to try to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza with another ship and an Israeli officer pledged to halt it, setting the stage for a fresh confrontation after Monday’s deadly clash.

The MV Rachel Corrie, a converted merchant ship bought by pro-Palestinian activists and named after an American woman killed in the Gaza Strip in 2003, set off on Monday from Malta, organisers said. It was carrying 15 activists including a northern Irish Nobel Peace laureate. “We are an initiative to break Israel’s blockade of 1.5 million people in Gaza. Our mission has not changed and this is not going to be the last flotilla,” Free Gaza Movement activist Greta Berlin, based in Cyprus, said.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/israel-on-guard-for-next-gaza-aid-ship/628151/

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Troops re-capture Afghan district from Taliban

2 June 2010

KABUL - Afghan commandos and NATO troops recaptured a remote district near the Pakistan border overrun by the Taliban last week, NATO and the government said Tuesday.

The militants seized the district of Bargi Matal in rugged Nuristan province on Saturday, driving out Afghan security forces after days of fierce fighting.

On Monday, NATO jets bombed the troubled region in what NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said was an operation in support of its Afghan counterparts.

On Tuesday, the defence ministry said the district had been recaptured.

“In a joint operation of ANA (Afghan National Army) commando unit and coalition forces last night at 21:50 hours (1720 GMT) the Bargi Matal district of Nuristan province was captured by government forces,” it said.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2010/June/international_June69.xml&section=international&col=

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India, Pakistan resolve Baglihar issue

Gargi Parsai

Jun 02 2010

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan have resolved at the meeting of the Permanent Indus Water Commission here the issue of water flows in the Chenab river being affected during the initial filling of the Baglihar dam in 2008. Pakistan has decided not to raise the matter further.

However, the differences on the design of the 45 MW Nimoo Bazgo hydel project on the Indus river in Leh district remained at the end of the third day of talks here on Tuesday. The matter will be discussed further in the next round of talks to be held in Pakistan this or the next month. “We have resolved the differences on the initial filling of the Baglihar dam (in Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir) in 2008 in a spirit of cooperation and goodwill,” Pakistan's Indus Commissioner Jamait Ali Shah, who heads the country's delegation, told The Hindu here in an interview.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/2010/06/02/stories/2010060260170100.htm

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Women raise voice against violence

02 Jun, 2010

LARKANA, June 1: A rally was taken out on Tuesday by the activists of human rights and women rights over rising cases of violence against women in upper Sindh. They appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take a suo-motu notice as the government was not much concerned in improving their lot.

Participants were particularly horrified over the flourishing trend of karo-kari and called on the government to take additional measures in bringing an end to current hostility against the weaker sex.

Carrying placards and raising slogans, participants gathered at the press club and called for stopping this tyranny immediately.

Rubina Chandio, Program Coordinator and others including Jamila Seelro, Ghaffar Pandrani, Musrat Mastoi, Hajul Seelro, and Saleh Khoso led the rally.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/national/women-raise-voice-against-violence-260

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Emirati women’s emotions find vent in photographs Afshan Ahmed

2 June 2010

DUBAI — Their pictures speak a thousand emotions…, emotions that are an Emirati woman’s closely guarded secret.

A damsel who refuses to acknowledge the injustice being inflicted by her loved one, a woman who relives her childhood everyday and a girl’s insecurities about the future will be exposed in a photography exhibition organised by the communication students of the Dubai Women’s College today.

Private(ly), which opens at the Gallery of Light, DUCTAC at the Mall of the Emirates at 7pm, artistically explores the concealed feelings of the local woman and her struggle to break free.

“We do not often see Emirati women display their most private emotions verbally,” said Shammi Samano, co-curator of the exhibition.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/June/theuae_June27.xml&section=theuae

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Crown Prince Sultan receives freed Saudi prisoners from Qatar

Jun 2, 2010

JEDDAH: Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, received on Tuesday Saudi citizens who were released from prison in Qatar last week. The crown prince received the prisoners at his palace in Jeddah.

The prisoners were released following a pardon issued by the Qatari authorities in line with a request by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.

The citizens were accompanied by the chief of the Al-Ghafran tribe, Ali bin Saleh Abu Laylah, and former Umdah, Nassir Al-Arq, during their visit to the crown prince.

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article60082.ece

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The 'peaceful' Jihad in America

By ANDREW C. McCARTHY

June 2, 2010

Most Americans don't realize that jihad is about much more than terrorism.

Even the terrorists don't blow up buildings for the sake of blowing up buildings. There is method in their madness.

Jihad is not mindless mass-murder, nor is it a syrupy "internal struggle to become a better person." No, jihad is the mission to establish and spread sharia.

The installation of Allah's law, believed by Muslims to be a divine injunction, is the necessary precondition to the creation of Islamic societies. While it can, and often is, waged forcibly, Islamists don't resort to violence (or, at least, to more violence) where surrenders, appeasements and capitulations are available.

Full report at:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/the_peaceful_jihad_in_america_hgjgc0sPoO59nXSZbTIVaO

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Muslim Veil Bans and European Rationalism

June 2, 2010

The struggle to preserve secular values is coming to a head in Europe, where a sudden surge in anti-fundamentalist Muslim sentiment has resulted in a crackdown on the full Muslim veil. Numerous jurisdictions across the continent have instituted or attempted to institute bans in an effort to stem what they see as a radical form of Islam which conflicts with the fundamental values of dignity and equality which European democracies stand for. Do these veil bans reflect a general fear of Islam, or a fear of a fundamentalist form of the religion which oppresses women? It seems to be a combination of both, but it is easy to understand the European apprehension towards the more radical elements of Islam.

Full report at:

http://blog.themonastery.org/2010/05/muslim-veil-bans-and-european-rationalism/

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Fighting in central Somalia kills 24: Rights group

June 2, 2010

Fighting in two central Somali towns left least 24 people dead and 50 wounded as rebels clashed with a pro-government militia, a rights group said on Wednesday.

The moderate Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca group that is aligned with president Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's weak UN-backed administration fought with al Shabaab insurgents in Marergur and Gadon towns in the Galgadud region on Tuesday.

"At least 24 people died and 50 more were wounded, mostly combatants, in the long hours of fighting," said Ali Yasin Gedi, vice chairman of the Mogadishu-based Elman rights group.

"Civilians fled to bush areas, some were barefoot with no belongings."

Western security agencies say Somalia -- a failed state that has been torn by civil war for nearly two decades -- has become a haven for militants including foreign jihadists, who are using it to plot attacks in the region and beyond.

Full report at:

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_fighting-in-central-somalia-kills-24-rights-group_1391022

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Legendary theatre actress Uzra Butt dead at 93

Jun 2, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Legendary theatre personality Uzra Butt, sister of Indian actress Zohra Sehgal, has died in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore at the age of 93.

Butt, whose last performance on stage was in 2008, had been ailing and bed-ridden for some time, her friends said. She celebrated her 93rd birthday with friends and family on May 22.

Born in 1917 in Rampur, India, Butt began her stage career as a dancer with Uday Shankar's ballet company in 1937 and went on to become the leading lady of the famous Prithvi Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s.

She also taught dance before joining the Indian People's Theatre Association in 1944 as an actress. She acted in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas' play 'Zubaida' in Bombay and appeared as a leading lady opposite Pirthviraj Kapoor in the productions of Prithvi Theatre.

 Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Pakistan/Legendary-theatre-actress-Uzra-Butt-dead-at-93/articleshow/5999385.cms

 

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