THE HAGUE, 01/02/08 – Iranian Ambassador Ziaran intends to invite all Islamic ambassadors in the Netherlands for a meeting on Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders’ film on the Koran.
Ziaran met this week with the LBM, a new umbrella of Moroccan organisations in the Netherlands. On NOS Journaal, the daily TV news of public broadcaster NOS, he said he would organise a meeting with the ambassadors of Islamic countries shortly on the already-controversial film that Wilders has said he plans to air in March.
LBM, chaired by former leftwing Greens (GroenLinks) MP Mohammed Rabbae called on Ziaran to issue a message to the Iranian people not to react violently to the film, in which Wilders wants to portray the Koran as a fascist book. Ziaran could not guarantee that the streets of Tehran would remain calm.
* The usual doublespek and threats: ‘we can’t control our youth’- ‘we can’t be responsible for violent reactions…’
According to De Volkskrant, Ziaran warned the Netherlands that the lives of its troops in Afghanistan may be endangered by Wilders. The newspaper yesterday quoted him as saying that the Afghans would “regard the Dutch troops as representatives of people who besmirch the Koran”.
* It is time to see Muhammedans in the Netherlands for what they are!
CAIRO, Egypt – An Islamist militant website has announced the death of the Al-Qaida commander in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi who appeared in several online video messages, according to a U.S. monitoring group.
* Unfortunately we have no details yet as to how he was exported…
By NOOR KHAN, Associated Press Writer
A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday in a mosque in southern Afghanistan, killing a deputy provincial governor and five other people in another blow to President Hamid Karzai’s U.S.-backed government.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came as U.S. officials were warning that the six-year mission to stabilize Afghanistan faces a crisis due to Taliban resilience and weakening international resolve.
Pir Mohammad, deputy governor of Helmand province, was attending noon prayers at the mosque in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah when the bomber struck, according to police chief Mohammad Hussein Andiwal.
At least 18 people, including two children, were wounded by the blast, Andiwal said.
* The blast didn’t damage the mosque…