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Kill Americans, says Yemeni cleric Awlaki

Six killed in Balochistan violence

Afghans detain ‘insurgents’ on board plane

Target killings claim 5 lives in Karachi

David Headley planned to attack Copenhagen: report

'Pak Taliban planning to hit shrines on Eid'

Pak Taliban abduct, threaten to kill kin of Frontier Gandhi

Three schools bombed in Mohmand

Libya arrests ally of reformist Gaddafi son: Report

Zulqarnain quits international cricket, seeks political asylum in UK

Pak-based terror groups plan to breach LoC: report

JEDDAH: Young man gets a year for harassing women

Oklahoma judge blocks anti-Islam amendment

Kashmiri militant groups still recruiting in Pakistan

Militant attack kills district chief in eastern Afghanistan

Headley in Pak soon after 9/ 11

Omar hails Obama’s Kashmir remarks: Pak, separatists need to look inwards

Ulema appeal to parents to give kids polio drops

Hadiqa, Aisam become UNDP’s goodwill envoys

Ghadir-e Khom Eid to Be Celebrated in France

Mosque controversy hurt US image: Malaysia PM

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Library; great addition to culture

Obama's visit to Indonesia mixes pride with a dose of reality

German Protestant bishop warns of religious fundamentalism

Israel charges imam with incitement against Pope

Obama backs India UNSC seat to counter China: US media

BJP expecting much from Bhagwat's visit

Iran says nuclear fuel swap talk an ‘independent’ issue

Terrorism has no link with Islam: Punjab governor

Kingdom solves issue of 200 Palestinian pilgrims

Lashkar-e-Taiba cadres sucked into al Qaeda orbit

Israel okays 1,300 new east Jerusalem homes: Watchdog

Zardari says 26/ 11 hit peace efforts

PM talks tough on Pak with Obama

Obama’s K-words are music to the ears of separatists

US delivers on Pakistan & dual use tech transfer

Obama backs India on terror, U.N. reform

“India's bid for seat will complicate UNSC reforms”

Careful on Pak: India has biggest stake in its success

6/11 trial: Pak wants soap, razor, autopsy reports

Israel asks US to keep military strike option open on Iran

Pak on terror: No longer run with the hare and hunt with the hound

Parliament attack case: SC rejects Geelani's plea for quashing perjury charges

Hurriyat strike disrupts life in Kashmir Valley

US support for India's UNSC bid adds to complexity: Pak

Read what Pak media has to say on Obama's India visit

Pakistan is not doing enough in war on terror: Kabul

Interpol urged to combat ‘radicalization process’

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Kill Americans, says Yemeni cleric Awlaki

Nov 09 2010

Cairo : A US-born radical Yemeni cleric linked to previous attacks on the US called for Muslims around world to kill Americans in a new video message posted on radical websites Monday.

Anwar al-Awlaki said since all Americans are the enemy, clerics don’t need to issue any special fatwas allowing them to be killed. “Don’t consult with anybody in killing the Americans, fighting the devil doesn’t require consultation or prayers seeking divine guidance. They are the party of the devils,” he said. “We are two opposites who will never come together.”

In the 23-minute Arabic message “Make it known and clear to mankind,” Awlaki said that for Americans and Muslims it was “either us or them.” Born in New Mexico, Awlaki has has been tied to several attacks or attempted attacks on US soil. Since he returned to Yemen, Awlaki has moved beyond inspiring militants to becoming an active al-Qaeda operative.

On Friday, the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for sending parcel bombs addressed to the US which was thwarted a week ago. Awlaki also attacked rulers in the Arab world, particularly Yemen, describing them as corrupt and he called on religious scholars to declare them “non-Muslims” for betraying Muslim people. The only way Muslims are going to protect themselves from the threat of the infidels is by supporting the “mujahedeen,” he said.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/kill-americans-says-yemeni-cleric-awlaki/708403/

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Six killed in Balochistan violence

By Mohammad Zafar

Nov 10, 2010

QUETTA: At least six people, including three settlers, were gunned down and four others suffered injuries in different incidents of firing and landmine blasts in Turbat, Quetta and Dera Bugti district of Balochistan on Tuesday.

According to official sources, a group of armed men barged into the house of a tailor in the main Turbat Bazaar and opened indiscriminate firing on inmates. As a result of firing, three people who have been identified as Akthar, Mohin and Sabir were killed on the spot while Muhammad Ayub and Sabir received multiple bullet injuries.

Meanwhile, three people were shot dead by unidentified assailants near Qambrani Road of Quetta. Police said the incident was the result of a land dispute.

Police said the three were travelling in a car at Qambrani Road when unidentified assailants, were on a motorbike opened indiscriminate fire at them. Resultantly, Manzoor Ahmed, Adam Khan and an unidentified man died on the spot.

Separately, two tribesmen received serious wounds in a landmine explosion in Dera Bugti district.

Police sources said that Nabi Dad and Alam were on their way to agricultural field from home when their tractor trolley hit by a landmine placed along with the road.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\11\10\story_10-11-2010_pg1_7

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Afghans detain ‘insurgents’ on board plane

Nov 10, 2010

KABUL: Afghan and international forces detained four suspected terrorists at Kabul airport after ordering the commercial aircraft, on which they were flying, to return to Afghanistan, the NATO-led force said on Tuesday. The plane, which had taken off for Saudi Arabia, was called back to Kabul airport after several intelligence tip-offs that a senior member of an insurgent group was on board, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. An ISAF spokesman said foreign troops were involved in the operation, but only Afghan security forces had boarded the plane to arrest the men, who were unarmed and identified themselves to officials. One of the men was part of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, one of the three main insurgent groups fighting Afghan and foreign forces, and was wanted in conjunction with attacks against government and international troops. All four men had been travelling together, ISAF said.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\11\10\story_10-11-2010_pg1_6

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Target killings claim 5 lives in Karachi

By Atif Raza

Nov 10, 2010

KARACHI: Five people were killed late on Tuesday night in separate incidents of target killings in the metropolis.

According to details, three workers of the Baldia Katchi Rabita Committee (KRC) were gunned down within the limits of Baldia police station. The deceased were identified as Subhanallah, 40, Noor Muhammad, 44 and Muhammad Sharif, 40.

According to Baldia Town SP Zahid Hussain, the workers of the KRC were sitting in their neighbourhood at Baldia No 5 ? Majeed Colony, near Noor Masjid, when Elahi Bukhsh and Shahjahan Baloch of the Lyari gang war group sprayed them with bullets, killing them on the spot and injuring Arif and Abdul Karim. They were rushed to the Civil Hospital Karachi where doctors pronounced the three workers dead on arrival while the other two are said to be out of danger.

Police officials said that before the incident took place the victims had an argument in the evening with Munir Baloch and Elahi Bukhsh.

The SP said that police force has been deployed in the area to avert any untoward incident. In another incident, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist Abdul Majeed, 32, son of Muhammad Ali was shot dead by unidentified culprits outside his house within the limits of Al-Falah police station.

He was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where the doctors declared him dead on arrival. Many MQM leaders and workers had reached the hospital. The victim was a fruit vendor and an active worker of the MQM.

Aerial firing was witnessed in Shah Faisal Colony and shops forced to shut down after the killing of the MQM activist.

Separately, Mobeena Town police station Additional SHO Niaz Ahmed said that Muhammad Asif was killed when he was sitting outside his house in Block 4, Cout Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. His body was taken to the JPMC.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\11\10\story_10-11-2010_pg7_39

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David Headley planned to attack Copenhagen: report

Nov 10, 2010

COPENHAGEN: David Headley, who helped plan the 2008 Mumbai attacks, had been preparing several attacks in the Danish capital in cooperation with an al Qaeda-linked group, a Danish newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Headley, a Pakistani-American who has confessed to helping plot the Mumbai attacks that left 166 dead, has already been charged with plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper accused of blasphemy by Muslims.

But that paper, Jyllands-Posten, reported on Tuesday it had seen a classified report from an interrogation with Headley that showed he had also been planning attacks on other targets in Copenhagen. Headley, who had videotape recordings of the Copenhagen central train station, the city hall and the royal guard barracks in his possession when he was arrested, told investigators he had discussed attacking the Danish capital with one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Ilyas Kashmiri, according to the report.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\11\10\story_10-11-2010_pg7_38

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'Pak Taliban planning to hit shrines on Eid'

Nov 10, 2010

LAHORE: Terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has planned to attack mosques, shrines and imambargahs during Eid-ul-Azha prayers, especially in remote and rural areas across the country, sources have revealed.

According to intelligence reports, the TTP leadership in a recent meeting has decided to use absconding activists of banned terrorists outfits — particularly the proclaimed offenders (POs) — to achieved their targets, the Daily Times reported.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pak-Taliban-planning-to-hit-shrines-on-Eid/articleshow/6898773.cms#ixzz14qmT9hDg

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Pak Taliban abduct, threaten to kill kin of Frontier Gandhi

Omer Farooq Khan

Nov 9, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban have threatened to kill Frontier Gandhi Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan's grandnephew, Ajmal Khan, if the government didn't release its top commanders captured during Pakistan army's campaigns against it by November 20.

Khan, who has been in Taliban captivity since September 7, urged the government to fulfil Taliban demands. "I appeal to my students, teachers and sincere workers of the Awami National Party to press the government to fulfil the ordinary demands made by these people ,'' Khan said in a Taliban video released on Monday.Khan is vice-chancellor of Peshawar's Islamia College University.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pak-Taliban-abduct-threaten-to-kill-kin-of-Frontier-Gandhi/articleshow/6892393.cms#ixzz14kzj4H7Z

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Three schools bombed in Mohmand

Nov 9, 2010

PESHAWAR: Militants bombed three primary schools in the Mohmand tribal region on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

The schools were targeted in Mohmand’s Safi tehsil’s Qandaro area.

No casualties were reported in the attacks. However, the school buildings were completely destroyed.

Sixty-five schools have been destroyed in the Mohmand tribal region since 2007.

http://public.dawn.com/2010/11/09/three-schools-bombed-in-mohmand.html

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Libya arrests ally of reformist Gaddafi son: Report

Nov 9, 2010

ALGIERS: The deputy head of a media group founded by a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been arrested, local media said on Monday, in an apparent escalation of a power struggle inside the country's ruling elite.

Reform-minded Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is seen as a possible successor to his father as ruler of the oil exporting state but he has been waging a turf war with a conservative old guard within his father's entourage.

Parts of the Al Ghad media group founded by Saif al-Islam have come under pressure in the past week, with the print version of the Oea newspaper suspended and the Libya Press news agency saying some of its journalists have been arrested.

Full report at:

India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Libya-arrests-ally-of-reformist-Gaddafi-son-Report/articleshow/6892182.cms#ixzz14kzNJ3Rl

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Zulqarnain quits international cricket, seeks political asylum in UK

Nov 9, 2010

LONDON: Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday, and said he plans to seek political asylum in Britain after fleeing the team amid alleged threats for defying a match-fixing conspiracy.

Haider arrived in London on Monday and in an interview broadcast by a private television channel on Tuesday, said he had discussed his status with immigration officials and “according to their rules, I will have to follow this procedure.”

“I understand there is rule in Britain that if you are on right and if you are not a criminal, then they always protect you,” Haider said.

Full report at:

http://public.dawn.com/2010/11/09/zulqarnain-haider-seeks-political-asylum-in-uk.html

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Pak-based terror groups plan to breach LoC: report

Nov 9, 2010

Pakistan-based terror groups, including Jamaat-ud-Dawah and United Jihad Council, are threatening to mobilise people to breach the Line of Control in support of the protests inside the Kashmir Valley. In a move to replicate previous attempts by handful of separatists which fizzled out, the militant

groups are mobilising people in PoK for the cross over.

These groups are seeking the backing of politico-religious parties like the Jamaat-e-Islami and the local chapter of the main opposition PML-N, the Express Tribune newspaper reported today.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Pak-based-terror-groups-plan-to-breach-LoC-report/Article1-623443.aspx

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Young man gets a year for harassing women

By MUHAMMAD AL-SULAMI

Nov 9, 2010

JEDDAH: A young Saudi man has been sentenced to one year in jail for harassing and giving his number to women throughout Jeddah. He also targeted those who had come to spend Eid Al-Fitr on the Corniche.

A judge at Yanbu General Court handed out the punishment on Monday after the man’s case was transferred to the court by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia).

The Commission for Investigation and Public Prosecution in Yanbu had set the youth free on bail after completing investigations.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article183581.ece

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Oklahoma judge blocks anti-Islam amendment

Nov 9, 2010

WASHINGTON: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced on Monday that a federal judge in Oklahoma has temporarily blocked an anti-Islam state ballot measure (SQ 755) that would have amended that state's constitution to forbid judges from considering Islamic principles (Shariah) or international law when making a ruling.

US District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange of the United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, on Monday granted a temporary restraining order blocking certification of the recently-passed ballot measure by the Oklahoma State Board of Elections.

Judge Miles-LaGrange also scheduled a hearing on Nov. 22 for arguments as to whether she should grant a preliminary injunction that would extend the restraining order until a final determination is made in the case.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/world/article183600.ece

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Kashmiri militant groups still recruiting in Pakistan

By Aleem Maqbool

Nov 9, 2010

"There are different types of duties I can now be sent to do," says the man we have come to meet, but whose identity we have to conceal.

"I can be kept here in the reserves, be asked to recruit new members, or they can send me across into Indian-held Kashmir for jihad," he says.

Until the spring, this 25-year-old had been studying engineering; now he is a militant.

As he describes why he left his studies, he quotes from the Koran and repeats justifications for his choice, which have clearly been taught to him.

"While I was at university, I started going to sermons given by preachers and, thank God, I joined a jihadi group," he says.

Full report at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11697782

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Militant attack kills district chief in eastern Afghanistan

Nov 9, 2010

KABUL: Militants killed a local government official in eastern Afghanistan and detonated a bomb in front of a police station in the northwest, wounding nine civilians.

Rohullah Samon, a spokesman for Paktia province, said Tuesday that the chief of Shewak district died after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.

In Badghis province in the northwest, provincial health director Dr Abdul Aziz Tariq said the bomb planted outside police headquarters in Qalay-i-Naw wounded nine, including one child and a woman.

In other violence, Nato reported the deaths of two service members. One died Monday following an insurgent attack in the east. The second was killed in a bomb attack Tuesday in the south.

Nineteen coalition service members have died so far this month in Afghanistan.

http://public.dawn.com/2010/11/09/militant-attack-kills-district-chief-in-eastern-afghanistan.html

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Headley in Pak soon after 9/ 11

Nov 9, 2010

DAVID Coleman Headley was sent to Pakistan by US authorities to work for them months after 9/11. The US ignored warning that Headley sympathised with radical Islamic groups, a media report said on Monday.

According to court records and inquiries, Headley, a small-time drug dealer and informant, arrived in Pakistan in December 2001 and began training with terrorists in February 2002 on “the merits of waging jihad”. Eventually, he played a key role in the Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead, The New York Times reported.

Headley’s undetected trips to India have prompted a direct security dialogue between the Union home ministry and the US department of homeland security to check such incidents in the future.

Full report at: Mail Today

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Omar hails Obama’s Kashmir remarks: Pak, separatists need to look inwards

Nov 09 2010

Jammu/Srinagar : Welcoming US President Barack Obama’s comments on Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the time had come for Pakistan and separatists in the state to “look inwards” for a solution rather than expect the US to “do their job for them”.

Omar, who was the only Chief Minister invited to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s private dinner on Sunday night in honour of Obama, said the President’s statement that the US could not impose a solution was a “telling indicator” that for resolving the vexed issue of Kashmir, India and Pakistan would have to find a solution acceptable to the majority of people of J&K.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/omar-hails-obamas-kashmir-remarks-pak-separatists-need-to-look-inwards/708448/

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Ulema appeal to parents to give kids polio drops

By Zakir Hassnain

Nov 9, 2010

PESHAWAR: Ulema said on Monday polio vaccine was not harmful and appealed to parents to give their children polio drops to save them from disability. Ulema said there was some apprehension about the vaccine having hazardous effects, which was untrue. The four-day polio drive across the country began on Monday, February 8.

Qari Rafiq Shah, ameer Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Peshawar district, said at a press conference organised by National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) at Peshawar Press Club, prominent ulema had issued fatwas (edicts) that there was nothing wrong with the vaccine and it was not against human principles.

Qari Rafiq said his party supported the NRDF, an NGO creating awareness about polio vaccination, in its campaign to remove apprehension and fears about the vaccine among some people.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\11\09\story_9-11-2010_pg7_33

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Hadiqa, Aisam become UNDP’s goodwill envoys

Nov 9, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Pop singer Hadiqa Kiani and tennis player Aisamul Haq Qureshi have been appointed ‘Goodwill Ambassadors’ for Pakistan’s early recovery effort from the unprecedented floods.

The two stars will use their celebrity status and broad appeal to help the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) raise the profile of needs of more than 20 million people starting to rebuild their lives after the floods that have devastated the country since July, a UNDP press release says.

Hadiqa and Aisam will deliver messages of support for early recovery efforts as UNDP mounts efforts in 39 of the worst affected areas of the country to restore livelihoods through job creation, repair of basic community infrastructure and strengthening of local government offices to get public services running again.

Full report at:

http://public.dawn.com/2010/11/09/hadiqa-aisam-become-undp%E2%80%99s-goodwill-envoys.html

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Ghadir-e Khom Eid to Be Celebrated in France

Nov 9, 2010

On the occasion of Ghadir-e Khom Eid, a celebration ceremony is to be held on November 25 in Paris, capital of France.

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - On the occasion of Ghadir-e Khom Eid, a celebration ceremony is to be held on November 25 in Paris, capital of France.

According to beytolzahra website, the ceremony, to be organized by Beytt-ol-Zahra (SA) Center in Paris, will start at 7 p.m. local time with the presence of the members of Iranian institutions and branches in France as well as Iranian students studying in universities of Paris and the willing citizens.

The programs include holding public prayers, recitation of a few verses of the holy Quran, recitation of Komeil supplication, speeches by Muslim scholars, and celebrating tributes.

http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=212247

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Mosque controversy hurt US image: Malaysia PM

Nov 9, 2010

WASHINGTON — The controversy over building an Islamic cultural center steps from the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has hurt America's image among Muslims, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Sunday.

Speaking on CNN television, Razak said that Muslim nations courted by US President Barack Obama since taking office have been put off by what they view as bellicose rhetoric and growing hatred toward Muslims in the United States because of controversy over the center.

"Islamophobia... is a real concern to the Muslim world," the prime minister said.

"I think Muslims have a sense that they're not so welcome," he added.

Full report at:

Copyright © 2010 AFP. All rights reserved

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Library; great addition to culture

Nov 9, 2010

ABU DHABI - Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, considered the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre to be playing an active and constructive role in furthering the inherent traditions fostered by the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God bless his soul).

These traditions stress the value of dialogue and tolerance, which have become key principles in the approach of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE – an approach based on love and interaction with one another.

He highlighted that the Mosque is an architectural landmark that the State and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in particular, is proud of; the leadership is giving it attention because it represents a foundation upon which to build and develop culture and thought in the United Arab Emirates.

Full report at:

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=42389

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Obama's visit to Indonesia mixes pride with a dose of reality

By Chico Harlan

Nov 9, 2010

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - During its two-year wait for a visit from President Obama, Indonesia found other ways to celebrate the country's most famous former resident. Indonesian authors produced dozens of Obama books, one of them 5,400 pages. A lookalike starred in a commercial for heartburn medication. Some 12,000 Indonesians applied for a 14-day Obama-centric vacation package, with chances to meet Obama's former barber and gym teacher - all while television cameras followed the action, filming a reality show.

Obama's arrival Tuesday in Jakarta, then, restores a bit of authenticity to a relationship that has grown increasingly complex and outdated, held together by boyhood ties but not presidential ones.

Full report at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/08/AR2010110805103.html

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German Protestant bishop warns of religious fundamentalism

Nov 9, 2010

Hanover - A senior Protestant bishop in Germany warned on Saturday that fundamentalism was on the rise globally, in Christianity as well as Islam.

"This fundamentalism, in which one's own (beliefs) are considered an absolute for everybody, carries a potential for violence that is not limited to Islam," said Martin Schindehuette, the German Evangelical Church (EKD) authority on foreign affairs.

"Religions exist to contribute to peace," Schindehuettte added, in an interview with German Press Agency dpa.

The bishop referred to the persecution of Christians in Iraq and Indonesia, where he said a previously moderate form of Islam was being influenced by Arabic countries.

"But we are also currently witnessing a fundamentalization in Christianity," Schindehuette warned, referring to missionary trends in Africa, Latin America and Korea, as well as political tendencies in the United States.

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/352290,bishop-warns-religious-fundamentalism.html

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Israel charges imam with incitement against Pope

Nov 9, 2010

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli authorities have charged the imam of a mosque in Nazareth with inciting violence against Pope Benedict and supporting al Qaeda and "global jihad," the justice ministry said Sunday.

The indictment said Nazim Mahmoud Salim, who was arrested by police a month ago, led a group of about 2,000 worshippers, and had also preached at the flashpoint al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, Islam's third holiest shrine.

Salim is charged with inciting violence against Pope Benedict during his visit last year to Nazareth, the town of Jesus' boyhood in the heartland of Israel's minority Arab population.

Full report at:

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE6A61VS20101107

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Obama backs India UNSC seat to counter China: US media

Nov 9, 2010

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama's announcement of support for India's permanent membership in the UN Security Council (UNSC) is seen by large sections of the US media as an attempt to counter China.

The influential New York Times said that by endorsing India for a permanent seat Obama had "signalled the United States' intention to create a deeper partnership of the world's two largest democracies that would expand commercial ties and check the influence of an increasingly assertive China".

The Washington Post agreed, saying it was "a powerful endorsement of India's growing economic power and global aspirations, but one likely to anger China and Pakistan".

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Obama-backs-India-UNSC-seat-to-counter-China-US-media/articleshow/6893488.cms#ixzz14lTkhMHG

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BJP expecting much from Bhagwat's visit

Manjari Mishra

Nov 9, 2010

LUCKNOW: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's proposed sit-in on Wednesday could well have passed unnoticed here but for the 'high-voltage presence' of Sar Sangh Chalak - Mohan Bhagwat.

Expected to arrive in the city on Tuesday, Bhagwat is all set to create history by leading the parivar from the front on the maiden venture. The three-hour-long sit-in against the "vilification campaign by the Congress party" in the busy Charbagh area is expected to mark a new aggressive posturing which could become the hallmark of the saffron camp in UP - something the BJP stalwarts have been dreaming of for a long time.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/BJP-expecting-much-from-Bhagwats-visit/articleshow/6891268.cms#ixzz14lY6g4pL

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Iran says nuclear fuel swap talk an ‘independent’ issue

Nov 9, 2010

TEHRAN: Iran reiterated on Tuesday that the nuclear fuel swap issue was separate from its overall atomic programme for which the six world powers and Tehran are expected to hold talks later this month.

“We have said from the beginning that these two issues are independent from one another,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told AFP.

“The issue of fuel swap is an independent issue and the issue of dialogue with 5+1 is another independent issue. If the complete independence of both these issues is not respected, then it will create obstacles in follow-ups.”

Full report at:

http://public.dawn.com/2010/11/09/iran-says-nuclear-fuel-swap-talk-an-independent-issue.html

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Terrorism has no link with Islam: Punjab governor

Nov 9, 2010

KARACHI: The Punjab Governor, Salmaan Taseer has said that terrorism has no link with Islam and the whole nation is united on the issue of war on terrorism. He said that increasing poverty and backwardness in various countries are worth alarming issues and international community must take such measures, which could enable those countries for removal of imbalance in justice.

He expressed these views while addressing an inaugural ceremony of four-day conference organised under the auspices of the students of Shaheed Zulifkar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Model United Nations (ZABNUM) here at a local hotel Monday.

The ceremony was attended by Dr Amanat Ali Jalbani, Dr Fouzia Naeem and a large number of students of various schools across the country.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\11\09\story_9-11-2010_pg7_19

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Kingdom solves issue of 200 Palestinian pilgrims

By MOHAMMED MAR’I

Nov 9, 2010

RAMALLAH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has agreed to receive 200 Palestinians from the families of prisoners and martyrs who were earlier excluded from performing the Haj this year as part of the generous gesture made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, a Palestinian official said on Monday.

Qaddoura Faris, head of Nadi Al-Asir (Prisoners Club) and former minister of detainees and ex-detainees, said that the issue of the 200 pilgrims from the West Bank city of Hebron was solved following the intervention of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad with Saudi officials.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article183458.ece

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Lashkar-e-Taiba cadres sucked into al Qaeda orbit

Nov 9, 2010

LONDON: David Headley joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group hoping to fight in Kashmir; the Pakistani-American ended up scouting out targets for the Mumbai attacks and helping al Qaeda plan a strike on Denmark.

Headley’s story, contained in confidential Indian government documents, casts fresh light on the November 2008 attack on Mumbai, where US President Barack Obama paid tribute to the victims during a visit to the city this weekend.

It suggests that LeT cadres are increasingly being drawn into the orbit of al Qaeda and its affiliates and slipping out of the control of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, as the once cohesive group becomes more fractured and more receptive to al Qaeda’s global Islamist agenda.

Full report at:

http://public.dawn.com/2010/11/07/lashkar-e-taiba-cadres-sucked-into-al-qaeda-orbit.html

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Israel okays 1,300 new east Jerusalem homes: Watchdog

Nov 9, 2010

JERUSALEM: Israel has approved more than 1,300 new housing units in occupied east Jerusalem, settlement watchdog Peace Now said on Monday, in what a spokeswoman described as "a big provocation."

"The are three new plans which have been published for public review," Hagit Ofran said, saying that most of the new building will be in the sprawling settlement neighbourhood of Har Homa, which is home to more than 7,000 people.

She said the plans, which were approved by the Jerusalem district planning committee, include 983 new housing units in one area of Har Homa, with another 42 to be built elsewhere in the neighbourhood which lies close to Bethlehem.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israel-okays-1300-new-east-Jerusalem-homes-Watchdog-/articleshow/6890522.cms#ixzz14l0BbtBH

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Zardari says 26/ 11 hit peace efforts

Nov 9, 2010

PAKISTAN President Asif Ali Zardari has admitted that the 26/ 11 strike has undermined efforts for peace. He said his government is “ cooperating in unearthing and bringing to justice the perpetrators of militant acts”. “ The democratic civil government went out of the way in our peace overtures towards India. It would have been most helpful if our initiatives had been welcomed and responded to in a positive manner. The Mumbai attack has undermined efforts for peace. Pakistan is cooperating in unearthing and bringing to justice the perpetrators of militant acts,” Zardari said.

He added that Pakistan stood for peace in the region and the world, and wanted early resumption of the composite dialogue process.

Zardari said Pakistan would not let its soil to be used by the terrorists against any country. Adding that a blame game would not serve the cause of the war against militancy, he emphasised that the international community “ should also understand and appreciate our determination to fight militancy”.

Mail Today

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PM talks tough on Pak with Obama

By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury

Nov 9, 2010

PRIME MINISTER Manmohan Singh on Monday made a valiant attempt to exorcise the ghost of Sharm-el-Sheikh that has haunted his Pakistan policy since the fateful joint statement at the Egyptian resort town in July 2009.

The joint press conference with President Barack Obama provided a perfect platform to Singh to outline his Pakistan policy. Singh has been facing flak ever since he decided to delink action on terrorism from the composite dialogue process at Sharm-el-Sheikh despite Islamabad dilly-dallying on bringing perpetrators of 26/11 to justice.

With Obama by his side, however, the PM sought a course correction. He talked tough and made it clear that as long as the existing “terror machine” in Pakistan against India is active, it would be difficult to continue the dialogue.

Full report at: Mail Today

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Obama’s K-words are music to the ears of separatists

By Naseer Ganai in Srinagar

Nov 9, 2010

WHEN President Barack Obama finally mentioned the K-word on the third day of his visit, it was music to the ears of the separatists in the Valley.

The US President described Kashmir as a “longstanding dispute between India and Pakistan” in a press conference in New Delhi. The separatist leaders lost no time in welcoming it.

The chairman of the hardline Hurriyat Conference faction, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, posted his reaction on YouTube minutes after Obama’s statement and said the US President has talked about the reality that the government of India denies.

“The US President has accepted the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is a long-standing dispute and it should be resolved,” Geelani said.

Full report at: Mail Today

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US delivers on Pakistan & dual use tech transfer

By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury in New Delhi

Nov 9, 2010

THE US on Monday finally shed its ambivalence and called for all terrorist networks, including Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, must be defeated and asked Pakistan to bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack.

When President Barack Obama spoke at the Taj hotel in Mumbai on Saturday, he had disappointed many by not referring to Pakistan or LeT's role in the 26/11 attack.

But in the joint statement issued on Monday at the end of President Obama’s formal engagement, he referred to Lashkar in what could be described as an acknowledgement of the banned group’s activities against India.

Full report at: Mail Today

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Obama backs India on terror, U.N. reform

Sandeep Dikshit

Nov 9, 2010

NEW DELHI: U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday came out in support of a permanent seat for India in a reformed U.N. Security Council and broadly endorsed India's concerns over terrorism emanating from “safe havens in Pakistan” in an effort to underline his administration's strong commitment to a strategic partnership that he says is one of the “defining relationships” of the 21st century.

In an action packed day, Mr. Obama held delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and addressed a joint session of Parliament. The two leaders also addressed a press conference together and issued a 12-page joint statement that reflected the wide range of areas on which India and the U.S. interact with each other, from Afghanistan and outer space to the Indian Ocean, higher education and energy.

Full report at:

http://www.hindu.com/2010/11/09/stories/2010110963740100.htm

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“India's bid for seat will complicate UNSC reforms”

Anita Joshua

Nov 9, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Within minutes of United States President Barack Obama expressing support for India's claim for a permanent seat in any reformed United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Pakistan on Monday said New Delhi's conduct with its neighbours and “continued flagrant violation” of UNSC resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir discredited its aspirations of being recognised as a global power.

Taking due note of Mr. Obama's statement, the Pakistan Foreign Office in a statement said this “endorsement of India's bid” for a permanent seat on the UNSC would add to the complexity of the Council's reforms process.

“Pakistan hopes that the U.S. — which contributed immensely to the founding of the UN system and, in particular, its Charter principles — will take a moral view and not base itself on any temporary expediencies or exigencies of power politics.”

Full report at:

http://www.hindu.com/2010/11/09/stories/2010110962040700.htm

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Careful on Pak: India has biggest stake in its success

Y P Rajesh

Nov 9, 2010

Mumbai : Placing the onus squarely on the shoulders of what he called a rising India, US President Barack Obama made a fresh push for reconciliation and peace between New Delhi and Islamabad saying that, more than any other country, India had the biggest stake in the stability and success of Pakistan.

In a forceful articulation of this new nuance of Washington’s advocacy for détente in South Asia, Obama urged the neighbours to develop trust, begin talking about less controversial issues first and then move on to the tough negotiations that have bedeviled their ties for more than half a century.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/careful-on-pak-india-has-biggest-stake-in-its-success/708010/

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6/11 trial: Pak wants soap, razor, autopsy reports

Amitav Ranjan

Nov 09 2010

New Delhi : Islamabad wants New Delhi to hand over soap, shampoo, combs, razor, mirror, detergent, flour bags, pickle bottles and utensils, among others, used by the terrorists to its Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) or else, the case against the accused would weaken.

The latest dossier from Pakistan on 26/11 attacks lists 14 articles for which certified copies of seizure memos should be sent to the FIA for production before the Rawalpindi Trial Court.

“The Indian government may also examine the possibility of production of these articles along with their attesting witnesses in the Trial Court in Rawalpindi as evidence against accused,” says Pakistan Dossier 13 with the Indian Home Ministry.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/26-11-trial-pak-wants-soap-razor-autopsy-reports/708469/

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Israel asks US to keep military strike option open on Iran

Nov 9, 2010

Jerusalem/Melbourne : Israel has told US to keep a military strike option open to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, a suggestion rejected by Washington.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the suggestion reportedly to the US Vice President Joe Biden during talks in New Orleans on Sunday.

"Tehran would be determined to produce nuclear weapons unless it thinks a military strike is a real option." Israeli media reported Netanyahu as having told Biden quoting high officials.

But, Tel Aviv call for a "credible military threat" was rejected by the US Defence Secretary Robert Gates who said that international sanctions were hurting Tehran severely than Iran anticipated.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/israel-asks-us-to-keep-military-strike-option-open-on-iran/708248/

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Pak on terror: No longer run with the hare and hunt with the hound

Nov 9, 2010

Islamabad : Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the establishment has abandoned the earlier “undeclared policy” of being ambiguous about terrorist activities emanating from its soil.

"The undeclared policy of running with the hare and hunting with the hound was abandoned," Zardari told delegates of a national conference of the South Asia Free Media Association at the presidency yesterday.

Commenting on Pakistan's fight against militancy, he said, "From the very outset, we faced the challenge of militancy but we came out in the open against militants and took them head on."

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pak-on-terror-no-longer-run-with-the-hare-and-hunt-with-the-hound/708149/

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Parliament attack case: SC rejects Geelani's plea for quashing perjury charges

Nov 9, 2010

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea of S A R Geelani, a Delhi University teacher who was acquitted in 2002 Parliament attack case, for quashing of criminal proceedings against him on the charge of perjury for giving false residential address in court.

A bench comprising Justices P Sathasivasm and B S Chauhan said that it would not interfere with the Delhi High Court's order dismissing the plea of Geelani.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had dismissed a petition filed by Geelani challenging the summoning order issued by the trial court against him for providing allegedly wrong address to the court while standing as a surety for an accused in a bomb blast case.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/parliament-attack-case-sc-rejects-geelanis-plea-for-quashing-perjury-charges/708184/

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Hurriyat strike disrupts life in Kashmir Valley

Nov 9, 2010

Srinagar : Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley for the third day on Monday due to the strike call given by hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference, headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Shops, business establishments and private offices in main markets in Srinagar and other major towns remained closed.

Private vehicles plied in large numbers on all routes, despite attempts by groups of stone-pelting youth to disrupt the vehicular movement at a few places in Srinagar, including Nowgam this morning.

A police spokesman said the law and order situation remained peaceful with no untoward incident reported from anywhere.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hurriyat-strike-disrupts-life-in-kashmir-valley/708258/

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US support for India's UNSC bid adds to complexity: Pak

Nov 9, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday said US President Barack Obama's endorsement of India's bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council would add to the "complexity" of efforts to revamp the world body's most powerful organ.

In a statement issued shortly after Obama backed India's efforts to get permanent membership of the UN Security Council during an address to Indian Parliament, foreign office spokesman Abdul Basit indicated that the US should revisit its stance and "take a moral view" instead of basing itself on "any temporary expediency".

"Pakistan believes that US endorsement of India's bid for its permanent seat in the Security Council adds to the complexity of the process of reforms of the council," Basit said in a statement issued by his office.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/US-support-for-Indias-UNSC-bid-adds-to-complexity-Pak/articleshow/6890396.cms#ixzz14kzmVbvz

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Read what Pak media has to say on Obama's India visit

Nov 9, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Barack Obama's four-day India visit received massive coverage in the Pakistani media which highlighted the US president asking India to bolster peace efforts with Pakistan.

The Daily Jang said: "Obama urges India to work for peace with Pakistan while cautioning Pakistan that the pace of steps taken for curbing terrorism need to be expedited."

"Be a good neighbour, Obama tells India", screamed the headline of Dawn newspaper.

"President Obama used the meeting with students in Mumbai Sunday to teach them the lesson of joy in being a good neighbour," it said while referring to Obama's interaction with students of Mumbai's St. Xavier's College.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Read-what-Pak-media-has-to-say-on-Obamas-India-visit/articleshow/6889048.cms#ixzz14l02RY2J

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Pakistan is not doing enough in war on terror: Kabul

Nov 9, 2010

KABUL: The Afghan government Monday accused Pakistan of failing to help bring peace to the region, saying “certain circles” in its neighbour were funding an insurgency plaguing both countries.

The insurgency that has been raging in Afghanistan for more than nine years was likely to continue unless Pakistan “joined the world” to stop it, Waheed Omer, spokesman for President Hamid Karzai, said.

“The stance of the Afghan government has always been this: Pakistan can play a very effective role in bringing peace to Afghanistan, the region and Pakistan itself,” he told reporters.

Full report at:

http://public.dawn.com/2010/11/08/pakistan-is-not-doing-enough-in-war-on-terror-kabul.html

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Interpol urged to combat ‘radicalization process’

By BRIAN MURPHY

Nov 9, 2010

DUBAI: Security officials around the world need more grass-roots strategies to understand the “radicalization process” and win over extremists with brains-over-brawn outreach such as moderate clerics, said a report Monday at an Interpol gathering in Qatar.

The paper — compiled by former counterterrorism experts from agencies including the CIA and FBI — urges authorities to expand traditional intelligence and investigation work to include programs that directly challenge the ideology of groups such as Al-Qaeda and other factions.

Such efforts are not new. Countries such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Indonesia use various methods to try to sway the views of Islamic extremists. The US military also tried to win over captured insurgents in Iraq.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article183286.ece

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