Iran’s Rouhani calls for action against “Islamophobia”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has described Islamophobia as an obstacle to expansion of ties between the Muslim and non-Muslim states, calling for strategies to counter the sinister phenomenon.
Rouhani made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York. …Â Thu Sep 26, 2013 PressTVÂ via Mullah (pbuh)
Former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer explains the matter exactly to Indonesian Minister Marty Natelagawa, who is loudly warning Australia not to infringe on Indonesia’s sovereignty:
Let me make this point for Mr Natalegawa’s benefit: Indonesian boats, Indonesian-flagged boats with Indonesian crews are breaking our laws, bringing people into our territorial waters.
For all the bluster, is this a hint that Indonesia may now take responsibility for Indonesian boats in Indonesian waters? Â There may be less to this standoff than the screams suggest
Islamophobia: it’s a global issue!
“Suspected Islamic militants kill pastor, torch his church in uprising in northeast Nigeria,” from theÂ Associated Press, September 26 (thanks to JW):
Lying Ammanpour gets a smack down:
Other journalists took this as a sign that maybe the Iranians are starting to come around. Maybe the Iranians aren’t so hell-bent on destroying Israel after all, even though they’ve called IsraelÂ a “cancerous tumor” that will soon be destroyed? And threatened Israel’s destruction againÂ last month?
Not so fast, say the Iranians.Â It was a bad translation. Rouhani never said, “reprehensible.”
It should come as a surprise to no one that Iranian President Hassan Rohani hasÂ called on Israel to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
Time for Farraklown:
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AINA News Digest
001 26-2013-09Â The Kurds: Victims and Oppressors
(AINA) — Recently I sat in the waiting room at Children’s Hospital in Stockholm for a small ailment for my little son. While waiting I used my phone to connect to Facebook, where I saw a post by the famous Turkish writer Ismail BesikÃ§i that one of my friends had shared. The post had received thousands of Likes and Shares, even by some Assyrian leftists who sympathize with the Kurdish struggle for freedom. BesikÃ§i says the following in aÂ videoÂ in Turkish:
NEW YORK (AP) — Iraq’s top diplomat warned outside nations Wednesday not to send military aid to Syria’s rebellion for fear they could assist jihadist groups that he said might have a role in a future government in Damascus.
003 25-2013-09Â Chaldean Patriarch Speaks Out Against Emigration
BEIRUT — The Chaldean patriarch arrived in Lebanon for a rare visit Thursday and urged Christians to not leave their homeland.
004 25-2013-09Â Dutch Christian NGO’s Not Welcome to Monitor Iraqi Elections
The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) of North Iraq has denied permission to the Assyria Council Europe (ACE), Foundation Assyria Netherlands (SAN) and the Christian human rights organization Jubilee Campaign to monitor the elections on Saturday, September 21 when citizens of the KRG region elected their representatives for the next four years.
005 25-2013-09Â Middle East Stability Hinges On Lebanon’s Neutrality
It is Lebanon’s week at the UN. There has been a special conference organized by a group of countries dubbed the Group of Countries Supporting Lebanon, a title which suggests that those countries do care about Lebanon and that this small country is facing real dangers.
006 25-2013-09Â Syrian Rebel Groups Split Away From Coalition
Several Syrian rebel groups including a powerful al Qaeda-linked faction have broken away from the Western-backed opposition coalition – as UN inspectors return to continue their probe into chemical weapons attacks.
007 25-2013-09Â Islamist War on Christians
I’m waiting. I am a Lebanese Christian, and I am waiting. Waiting for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or Time magazine to really tell the story. To finally run this headline: “War on Christians Being Waged by Islamists.”
008 25-2013-09Â Sex Jihad and Western Disbelief
The sex jihad is back in theÂ news. Last Thursday, during an address to the National Constituent Assembly, Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Bin Jeddo announced that Tunisian girls who had traveled to Syria to perform “sex jihad” had returned after being sexually “swapped between 20, 30, and 100 rebels and they come back bearing the fruit of sexual contacts [from pregnancies to diseases] in the name of sexual jihad and we are silent doing nothing and standing idle.”
009 25-2013-09Â Muslim Personal Law Can’t Override Criminal Law: Indian Court
Holding that Muslim Personal Law cannot “override” criminal law, a Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of a Muslim man, accused of kidnapping and raping his 17-year-old lover belonging to the same community.