UK: Multiple Wifes, Multiple Benefits

Husbands with multiple wives have been given the go-ahead to claim extra welfare benefits following a year-long Government review, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.


Even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, the decision by ministers means that polygamous marriages can now be recognised formally by the state, so long as the weddings took place in countries where the arrangement is legal.

The outcome will chiefly benefit Muslim men with more than one wife, as is permitted under Islamic law. Ministers estimate that up to a thousand polygamous partnerships exist in Britain, although they admit there is no exact record.

The decision has been condemned by the Tories, who accused the Government of offering preferential treatment to a particular group, and of setting a precedent that would lead to demands for further changes in British law.

New guidelines on income support from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state: “Where there is a valid polygamous marriage the claimant and one spouse will be paid the couple rate … The amount payable for each additional spouse is presently £33.65.”

Income support for all of the wives may be paid directly into the husband’s bank account, if the family so choose. Under the deal agreed by ministers, a husband with multiple wives may also be eligible for additional housing benefit and council tax benefit to reflect the larger property needed for his family.

The ruling could cost taxpayers millions of pounds. Ministers launched a review of the benefit rules for polygamous marriages in November 2006, after it emerged that some families had benefited financially.

The review concluded in December last year with agreement that the extra benefits should continue to be paid, the Government admitted. The decision was not publicly announced.

Who can stop the Muhammadan tsunami now?

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The Guardian shills for Al Qaradwi


Yusuf Qaradwi 

Sunny Hundal sez we need more hate preachers:

Hundal, a ‘human being’ of the Muhammedan faith, (non-muslims are not considered humans) explains the need for consistency: Daniel Pipes, a scholar on Islam and a Jew (Jews are ‘the vilest of creatures’ in the Koran) is in his (Hundal’s)  view also a hate preacher, we need ‘balance’ you see, and therefore Pipes should be banned as well. Sunny Hundal makes his point, the Muhammedan view is presented to us, shoved down our throats, to create ‘balance’- just like a ‘Palistaninan state’ is to be created to balance the Zionist entity that is so offensive to Muhammedans like the Danish cartoons. Read it and weep!



Bunglawussi  sez  Cameron’s call to ban Qaradawi is misguided and ill-informed


Catholic worker sacked by hospital after he asks for ‘multi-faith’ prayer room crucifix to be made visible

A hospital porter has been sacked after a row over a crucifix being covered up in a prayer room used by Muslims.

Joseph Protano, 54, was suspended four days after the incident last month at a children’s hospital – and has since been dismissed.

The row centres on a prayer room available to staff and visitors of all faiths, which contains a statue of the Virgin Mary and a crucifix.

Mr Protano, a Roman Catholic who has worked two years at the Royal
Manchester Children’s Hospital, Pendlebury, entered the room when three Muslims were using it – two patients and a doctor.
An argument broke out after he asked them to remove a cloth covering the crucifix and statue and to turn a picture of the Virgin Mary face up.

He has now been dismissed for gross misconduct but he intends to appeal.

* Who are the brain police?

Police quizzed him for four hours last month, on suspicion of religiously aggravated assault, but he was released without charge.

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Arrest Hesham Islam!

From the “Only in America” department:

* Hesham Islam, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, with his ridiculously cooked CV, should have never been given a security clearance. Hesham Islam is your picture book mole:

Islamist ‘Trojan horse’ in Pentagon, say experts


FBI: Top defense advisers linked to radical Muslim Brotherhood

Hesham Islam is responsible, according to earlier reports, for the firing of Stephen Coughlin, the Pentagon’s only expert on Islamic law. But now the questions about Islam himself, and what his intentions really are, are increasing.

Federal authorities say a high-level Muslim Pentagon aide, who led a campaign to silence a Pentagon intelligence analyst for taking a hard line against Islam, is running an “influence operation” on behalf of U.S. Muslim groups fronting for the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Hesham H. Islam, a special assistant to deputy Defense secretary Gordon England, recently criticized Maj. Stephen Coughlin, one of the military’s leading authorities on Islamic war doctrine, for making the connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism.

After Islam lodged complaints, Coughlin’s contract with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon was not renewed.

Islam also was upset with briefings Coughlin recently prepared for the U.S. military warning that major U.S. Muslim groups were fronting for the Muslim Brotherhood, a worldwide jihadist movement based in Egypt.

Islam, who was born and raised in Egypt, is heavily involved with one of the groups – the Islamic Society of North America, which U.S. prosecutors last year named as a member of the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terror-funding case.

Islam has persuaded his boss, England, to conduct various outreach with ISNA, including hosting the group’s leaders in the Pentagon and speaking at its annual convention.

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Sheik Yer’mami reported earlier that Hesham Islam is -and always was- a lobbyist on behalf of rabid jihadists to provide mosques, Koran’s and halal food for the Koranimals in Gitmo and also organized the Wahhabi-trained Muslim chaplain Abuhena Mohammed Saifulislam who catered to al-Qaida detainees at Guantanamo and fought to establish the first mosque in Marine Corps history.


But now the story got into the MSM, thanks to the bloggers:

By Bill Gertz – Islam probed

The Pentagon is looking into conflicting statements about the background of Hesham Islam, a special assistant to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England who was the focus of a dispute with a Joint Staff counterterrorism analyst.

Mr. Islam faced tough questions about his background posed by veteran journalist Claudia Rosett, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who covered the United Nations oil-for-food scandal with Iraq. Last week, Miss Rosett took the Pentagon to task by uncovering serious discrepancies about the Egyptian-born Islam that no one at the Pentagon seems willing to answer.

Writing in National Review Online, Miss Rosett revealed that certain claims about Mr. Islam’s background don’t fit.

Shortly after she wrote about the discrepancies contained in a Pentagon-written article on Mr. Islam’s background, the Pentagon removed the biography from its Web site,

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said “that piece was taken down in an attempt to reduce the rhetoric and the emotion surrounding this issue while we try to determine the facts.”

The Pentagon does not comment on such personnel matters, he noted. “That said, we are looking into the matter and trying to reconcile conflicting statements.”

Mr. Morrell called later to clarify that the conflicting statements being probed relate to whether or not Mr. Islam used the term “Christian zealot with a pen” in describing Mr. Coughlin, and not about discrepancies in Mr. Islam’s background.

Mr. Islam has come under fire from supporters of Stephen Coughlin, the Joint Staff analyst on counterterrorism whose contract was not renewed. The action followed a meeting between Mr. Coughlin and Mr. Islam several weeks ago when the two clashed over Mr. Coughlin’s views on the Islamic law roots of terrorism.

After refusing comment to Inside the Ring, Kevin Wensing, a spokesman for Mr. Islam, now says that reports in this space that Mr. Islam called Mr. Coughlin a “Christian zealot with a pen” did not take place during the meeting.

Queries to other Pentagon officials familiar with the issue said the phrase was used by Mr. Islam after the meeting, not during it.

No action was taken against Mr. Islam, a Muslim adviser and confidant of Mr. England, for the anti-Christian comments.

Mr. Islam could not be reached for comment.

Miss Rosett tried — and failed — to get straight answers from Mr. Wensing about why Mr. Islam claimed that when he was 7 his family was bombed by Israeli jets at his home in Cairo, when there is no evidence the Israelis bombed the Egyptian capital during the 1967 war.

Also, Mr. Wensing could not explain why Mr. Islam said in his biography that he was on a freighter sunk by an Iranian torpedo in the Persian Gulf when there is no record of the ship being sunk.

According to his 1992 master’s thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School, Mr. Islam is highly critical of Israel and the influence of American Jews on U.S. politics, noting that U.S. ties to Israel have harmed relations to other states in the Middle East.

Diana West: A defining moment


George of Arabiya 

Analyzing the GWB befuddlement:

In 2007 Mr. Bush highlighted the aggression of “Sunni extremists” and lor=”#0000ff”>”Shia extremists.” In 2006, he warned against “radical Islam.” In 2008, the president merely decried “assassins,” “bombs,” “extremists” and “terrorists.” Why the fuzzy focus? Why declare a “defining ideological struggle” without defining the ideologies involved?


Sleep tight, sons of apes and pigs… 



Stephen Collins Coughlin 

Major, Military Intelligence, USAR 

Andrew Bostom: 'Islam is the Ur-Fascism, the Mother of Totalitarian Ideologies'


Islam, Nazism, and Totalitarianism


During an interview conducted in the late 1930s (published in 1939), Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychiatry, was asked “…had he any views on what was likely to be the next step in religious development?” Jung replied, in reference to the Nazi fervor that had gripped Germany,

We do not know whether Hitler is going to found a new Islam. He is already on the way; he is like Muhammad. The emotion in Germany is Islamic; warlike and Islamic. They are all drunk with wild god. That can be the historic future.


Albert Speer, who was Hitler’s Minister of Armaments and War Production, wrote a contrite memoir of his World War II experiences while serving a 20-year prison sentence imposed by the Nuremberg tribunal. Speer’s narrative includes this discussion which captures Hitler’s racist views of Arabs on the one hand, and his effusive praise for Islam on the other:

Hitler had been much impressed by a scrap of history he had learned from a delegation of distinguished Arabs. When the Mohammedans attempted to penetrate beyond France into Central Europe during the eighth century, his visitors had told him, they had been driven back at the Battle of Tours. Had the Arabs won this battle, the world would be Mohammedan today. For theirs was a religion that believed in spreading the faith by the sword and subjugating all nations to that faith. Such a creed was perfectly suited to the Germanic temperament. [emphasis added] Hitler said that the conquering Arabs, because of their racial inferiority, would in the long run have been unable to contend with the harsher climate and conditions of the country. They could not have kept down the more vigorous natives, so that ultimately not Arabs but Islamized Germans could have stood at the head of this Mohammedan Empire. [emphasis added] Hitler usually concluded this historical speculation by remarking, “You see, it’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. Why didn’t we have the religion of the Japanese, who regard sacrifice for the Fatherland as the highest good? The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?”

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Germany: Death of a Moroccan Thug

* A young German was attacked by a knife wielding Moroccan thug who tried to mug him, but the German defended himself and the mugger ended up dead on the sidewalk.

Usually its the other way around.

Here’s the story written by a 2 bleeding hearts who spin tales for the far left Spiegel:

Salih allegedly wanted to mug a 20-year-old German man, who tried to defend himself. But he panicked and pulled out a pocketknife that he plunged into Salih’s heart with an unlucky stab. Prosecutors said it was a clear case of self-defense, and there are witnesses. But none of that matters any longer.


Immigrants Protest Death of Moroccan Teenager in Cologne

By Barbara Schmid and Andreas Ulrich

Following the violent death of a Moroccan teenager in Cologne, hundreds of immigrants have taken to the streets in nightly demonstrations to protest what they see as evidence of their second-class status in Germany. Police warn the city could be ready to explode.

Every night last week, up to 300 protestors gathered at the spot where Salih died to demand “justice” instead of letting his killer walk free. They are protesting against “racism in Germany” — but since it appears clear that this case involves self-defense, it’s obviously about more than just the unfortunate Salih. It’s more about how immigrants and their children feel they are currently being treated in Germany.

* The Muhammadan rabble is treated very well in Germany and undeservedly so. Few of them ever integrate or assimilate and cause almost all of the violent crime. One wonders why anybody would waste sympathies on these aggressive invaders, but we are living in the age of stupid. The junkies don’t want to lose their suppliers…


We feel like second-class citizens,” says a middle-aged Moroccan man. “It will never stop, maybe it will even get worse,” adds a young man. A group of intimidating-looking youths chant: “Salih, Salih!” They want a different kind of justice. It sounds more like a call for revenge.


* Remember: Islam must dominate & not be dominated!

“Immigrants have to do their part as well, they have to give up their attitude of rejection and join society.”

* They can’t. Muhammadanism forbids it…

The wingeing & whining of the Muhammadan invaders and the Germans incomprehension of ‘failed immigration’

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Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, faces death threats

*  Whenever you start getting death threats from the Religion of Peace you know you’re doing something right.  They should be considered badges of honor.

With thanx to ZIP 


 From The Times ‘Islam is what Muslims do’ department

Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent
The Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, is under police protection after he and his family received death threats over his claim that parts of Britain had become “no-go areas” for non-Muslims.

The Bishop is also facing anger from the most senior members of the Church of England hierarchy for his comments on Islam.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has made Islam a priority of his archiepiscopate and set up a Muslim-Christian forum to promote relations between the faiths in 2006. One senior cleric told The Times yesterday: “The Bishop of Rochester is in effect threatening to undo everything we have done.”

The cleric said that some congregations in cities such as Leicester, where interfaith work was a priority, were increasingly wary of donating money towards this work. Church leaders in towns with a large Muslim population were anxious that relations with their neighbours were being undermined.

Speaking to The Times, Dr Nazir-Ali, who is on the conservative evangelical wing of the Church and is Britain’s only Asian bishop, said: “The irony is that I had similar threats when I was a bishop in Pakistan, but I never thought I would have them here. My point in saying what I did was that Britain had lost its Christian vision, which would have provided the resources to offer hospitality to others.”

 No ‘Allahu akbar’ war cries from the mosques in Oxford or elsewhere!



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Gaza & the ‘plight of the Palistanian people’:

Hamas scumbag seeks hudna to regroup, whines & seethes, lies:

“If Israel withdraws, recognises Jerusalem [as capital of a future Palestinian state] and the return of our people [refugees] and dismantles settlements that occupy our land, we are ready for at least a 10 year truce,” said the leader of the Islamist terrorist movement.

* Yeah, and pigs will fly…


UK: ‘Don’t teach children patriotism’


* The self-hating commie-swine who infiltrated wakademia to pervert the education curriculum of our kids are digging themselves deeper into their hole:

Patriotism should be avoided in school lessons because British history is “morally ambiguous”, a leading educational body recommends.

History and citizenship lessons should stick to the bare facts rather than encouraging loyalty to Britain when covering subjects such as the Second World War or the British Empire, the Institute of Education researchers said. Teachers should not instill pride in what they consider great moments of British history, as more shameful episodes could be downplayed or excluded.

The slave trade, imperialism and 20th century wars should be taught as controversial issues while students are deciding how they feel about their country, the report says.

Three quarters of teachers felt obliged to tell students about the danger of patriotism. The survey suggested neither pupils nor teachers wanted patriotism endorsed by schools.

* More fromTimes Online thanks to Mullah



The new God

UK: 20 Police Officers get the Islamic wool pulled over eyes & ears


‘Keystone Cops: learning about the ‘5 pillars’- of course!


Islamic terrorists planned blasts in Goa

* The old Hippie hangout is an obvious target for the soldiers of Allah, just as scantily clad females on the beaches of Bali incited Bucktooth Bashir to bomb Bali twice:


Mosque in Goa: note the structure is more like a fort than a place of worship


The arrival of droves of foreign tourists, especially Israelis, seemed to have put the beaches on the cross-wires of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Harkat-ul-Jihadi-al-Islami operatives working within the country and across the borders. Motorcycles allegedly stolen by Nasir and Asaduddin Abubakar of Karnataka were meant to be used as bombs on a few select beaches.

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NRO Journo Compares Islam to the Nazi-Movement

By Clifford D. May

* Are the sleeping dogs of journalism slowly waking up to the Muhammadan threat?

Today, once again, free peoples have enemies who know how to manipulate words, images, and ideas, who are organizing mass movements, and who are utterly ruthless. They are openly intent on conquest and genocide. We deny the parallels at our peril.

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Pakistan: US accused of violating borders in al-Qaeda killing


Rawalpindi, 1 Feb. (AKI) – By Syed Saleem Shahzad – While al-Qaeda remained silent about the death of one of its senior leaders, a former Pakistani intelligence chief condemned the US for the killing and dismissed its significance in the so-called war on terror.

A missile strike, believed to have been targeted by a missile from a CIA Predator aircraft , killed Abu Laith al-Libi near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan, on the Afghan border this week.

He was widely regarded as one of the senior leaders in al-Qaeda’s hierarchy and his death was a victory for the US in its anti-terrorist offensive.

Pakistan’s armed forces public relations’ chief refused to comment on the killing and Pakistan’s interior minister Hamid Nawaz denied any knowledge of the attack.

* How about dropping another hellfire missile on this A-soles head:

But former head of Pakistan’s ISI intelligence service, retired Lt. General Hamid Gul condemned the attack saying the CIA had violated the “sanctity of Pakistan’s borders’ and Pakistan should protest.



The All New Jihad: 2 Female Retards bomb Bagdad Pet Market, 64 Dead 98 Dead, 200 Wounded


BAGHDAD – A female suicide bomber blew herself up at the main pet market in central Baghdad, killing at least 46 people and wounding dozens in the deadliest bombing to strike the capital since 30,000 more American troops began flooding into central Iraq last spring, police said.
About 20 minutes later, a second female suicide bomber struck another bird market in a predominantly Shiite area in southeastern Baghdad. That blast killed at least 18 people and wounded 25, police said.


‘Demonic’ militants sent women to bomb markets in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Two mentally disabled women were strapped with explosives Friday and sent into busy Baghdad markets, where they were blown up by remote control, a top Iraqi government official said.

The bombs killed at least 98 people and wounded more than 200 at two popular pet markets on the holiest day of the week for Muslims, authorities said.

In both bombings, the attackers were mentally disabled women whose explosive belts were remotely detonated, Gen. Qasim Atta, spokesman for Baghdad’s security plan, told state television.



This particular animal market in Baghdad has been bombed previously, once or twice.

Islamaniacs will tell you “Nothing to do with Islam.”


They were selling dogs. And cats.

The Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Husayni Sistani has been very clear on the najis status of dogs to the peoples of Iraq. His opinions are founded in the Hadith.

“The Prophet cursed the lady who practices tattooing and the one who gets herself tattooed, and one who eats (takes) Riba’ (usury) and the one who gives it. And he prohibited taking the price of a dog, and the money earned by prostitution, and cursed the makers of pictures.”

-Hadith Volume 7, Book 63, Number 259

Friday Night Jihad News


Australia: MPs warn Hicks not to sell his story


The federal government expects legal authorities to take strong action against David Hicks if the confessed terrorism supporter breaks the law by trying to profit from his story.

“Australian law prevents a person from profiting from criminal conduct.

“We would expect the authorities to take swift and vigorous action against any Australian who breaks the law.”

Hicks’ equally despicable and treasonous scumbag of a father, Terry Hicks, said his son should challenge commonwealth and South Australian laws prohibiting him from profiting from his story.



ASIO officer denies Habib beating claims 


Fat, mad & ugly: Habib 


An Australian intelligence officer has told the Federal Court he does not believe Pakistani intelligence agents beat Mamdouh Habib while he was in their custody in 2001.


* Compensation


Mr Habib is seeking compensation from the Federal Government for his imprisonment by Pakistani, Egyptian and US authorities between 2001 and 2005.

He was first detained in Pakistan in October 2001 and was later moved to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where he was held without charge until his release in 2005.



Six Islamic Terrorists open fire on Israeli Embassy in Mauritania

By The Associated Press

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania – Six gunmen opened fire on the Israeli Embassy in Mauritania’s capital early Friday morning, trading fire with guards before fleeing screaming “Allah Akbar,” witnesses said.

The six men arrived by car and regrouped in front of a discotheque in the capital of the nortwestern African country that is just beside the embassy, said Hamza Ould Bilal, a taxi driver who was parked outside the club, called the VIP.

He saw them pull out automatic weapons and scream “The Islamic God is Greater!” “Allah Akbar,” in Arabic, before assailing the embassy, he said.

* Why would Israel have an embassy in a s#*ithole like Mauretania?


The revolving prison doors of Yemen

From AKI


“Sheikh Osama bin Laden ordered us not to attack [the government] in the country and to combat only the communists, but the relationship with the government soured after the end of the war with Southern Yemen in 1994.” said the al-Qaeda militant.

Mansour added that the United States still was their number-one enemy and that attacks against tourists could be carried out.


Ali Muhammad al-Kurdi, in Sana, Yemen, says that he had trained two Yemenis to fight in Iraq


“Yemen is like a bus station — we stop some terrorists, and we send others on to fight elsewhere … We appease our partners in the West, but we are not really helping.”

SANA, Yemen — When the Yemeni authorities released a convicted terrorist of Al Qaeda named Jamal al-Badawi from prison last October, American officials were furious. Mr. Badawi helped plan the attack on the American destroyer Cole in 2000, in which 17 American sailors were killed.

But the Yemenis saw things differently. Mr. Badawi had agreed to help track down five other members of Al Qaeda who had escaped from prison, and was more useful to the government on the street than off, said a high-level Yemeni government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Mr. Badawi had also pledged his loyalty to Yemen’s president before being released, the official said.

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Iran: “Islamophobia biggest threat in the world”

*Stop resisting Islam, you infidel sons of apes & swine! If only you would lay down and die!


Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel

Iran’s Majlis speaker has called the West’s Islamophobia the greatest challenge of the present time, urging greater unity among Muslims.

Speaking at the Fifth Inter-parliamentary Union of the Islamic Countries meeting in Cairo on Wednesday, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said there have been efforts to project an ‘inhumane’ image of Muslims to the world although Muslims have themselves been the victims of terrorism for many years.

* Israel is the problem of all the world’s ills etc.etc. -you know the drill…

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Iran’s Poison Dwarf rants again: “I warn you to abandon the filthy Zionist entity, which has reached the end of the line … It has lost its reason to be and will sooner or later fall”



US Muslim Taxi Drivers Irate as Airport ‘Islamic Center’ Shut Down…

A shuttle driver has filed a complaint with the FAA against the Salt Lake International Airport, saying officials allowed thousands of religious services to be conducted on public property. Muslim cab drivers began praying in a small airport building used as a break room after 9-11, because, the airport says, they became targets, with people yelling at them and throwing things.



Islamic supremacists kill more people everyday than the KKK has in the last 50 years. Do you know what the Qur’an really says about non-Muslims?


Suharto kicks the bucket, draws praise and anger in death


The death of former Indonesian president Suharto was a great loss to the region, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar said, but his opponents have labelled his passing

“the death of a tyrant”.


President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (centre) expressed his deep sorrow and asked people to pray for the late strongman. 


*   The United States was a steadfast ally of Suharto for much of his rule, seeing the authoritarian ruler as an effective bulwark against communism and a force for stability in the region.

Human rights abuses during Suharto’s rule included a 1965-1966 crackdown on suspected communists and sympathisers that historians estimate killed at least half a million people.



*  Suharto, Indonesia’s longest serving dictator, kicked the bucket. His legacy is as Islamic (messy) as can be:

*  One of the  (very)  few who always got it right about Indonesia and East Timor is the old commie propagandist  John Pilger: you may say what you want about him: when it comes to East Timor he’s got it right. If Pilger has ever been consistent and truthful, without pushing his commie-agenda, it was about East Timor and Ambon.

Credit where credit is due: Pilger puts everyone else to shame: 

The Death Of Suharto Is A Reminder Of The West’s Ignoble Role In Propping Up A Murderous Regime 

In my film Death of a Nation, there is a sequence filmed on board an Australian aircraft flying over the island of Timor. A party is in progress, and two men in suits are toasting each other in champagne. “This is an historically unique moment,” says one of them, “that is truly uniquely historical.”


This was Gareth Evans, Australia’s then foreign minister. The other man was Ali Alatas, the principal mouthpiece of the Indonesian dictator General Suharto, who died yesterday. The year was 1989, and the two were making a grotesquely symbolic flight to celebrate the signing of a treaty that would allow Australia and the international oil and gas companies to exploit the seabed off East Timor, then illegally and viciously occupied by Suharto. The prize, according to Evans, was

“zillions of dollars”.

Beneath them lay a land of crosses: great black crosses etched against the sky, crosses on peaks, crosses in tiers on the hillsides. Filming clandestinely in East Timor, I would walk into the scrub, and there were the crosses. They littered the earth and crowded the eye. In 1993, the foreign affairs committee of Australia’s parliament reported that “at least 200,000″ had died under Indonesia’s occupation: almost a third of the population. Yet East Timor’s horror, foretold and nurtured by the US, Britain and Australia, was a sequel. “No single American action in the period after 1945,” wrote the historian Gabriel Kolko, “was as bloodthirsty as its role in Indonesia, for it tried to initiate the massacre.”

He was referring to Suharto’s seizure of power in 1965-6, which caused the violent deaths of up to a million people.

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Another one who nails it is Serge Tricovic:

The Jihad against East Timor: 

Moslem fundamentalists have been brutalizing people all over the world for years, and 9/11 was just our belated introduction to the problem.   Take, for example, the murderous terror of Indonesian Muslims against Christians in East Timor, mostly unknown in America although Washington aided and abetted it.

East Timor is the eastern end of Timor Island, part of the vast archipelago that today makes up the island state of Indonesia. Originally a Portuguese colony, — it was one of the famous “spice islands”  –  it became a tempting morsel for the military government of neighboring Indonesia when the Portuguese empire collapsed in a bloodless military coup in 1975.  Indonesia did not have any valid claim to it, but President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who were visiting Jakarta, nevertheless approved the Indonesian invasion of the former Portuguese on December 7, 1975. They only asked that the attack be delayed until after their departure.

Kissinger told reporters that “the United States understands Indonesia’s position on the question of East Timor” and the U.S. abstained in the subsequent U.N. vote condemning the invasion.  As then-US Ambassador to the UN Daniel Patrick Moynihan said, “The United States wished things to turn out as they did, and worked to bring this about. The Department of State desired that the United Nations prove utterly ineffective in whatever measures it undertook. This task was given to me, and I carried it forward with no inconsiderable success.”  Suharto was delighted to have received U.S. support for the invasion because of the Indonesian army’s reliance on American weaponry that, by U.S. law, could only be used for defensive purposes.

The East Timorese did not want to be forcibly incorporated into Indonesia, and an insurgency ensued.  Washington continued to supply arms to Indonesia that were obviously not meant for general defense purposes, but specifically chosen to meet the needs of a counterinsurgency campaign. Through two and a half subsequent years of that campaign – leading to the death of about a third of the population – The New York Times ran only two brief stories about “the problem of East Timorese refugees.”


President Suharto’s carnage was on a scale worthy of Pol Pot. By 1989, Amnesty International estimated that Indonesia had murdered 200,000 East Timorese out of a population of 600,000-700,000.

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