Exiled hate preacher Omar Bakri faces death by hanging after being found guilty of training Al Qaeda terrorists. The
51-year-old Muslim cleric, who fled Britain in 2005, yesterday revealed
plans to appeal to a Beirut court which convicted him.
a hideout in Lebanon he said he was innocent of teaching Muslims to use
machine guns, adding: "I don't even know what one looks like." He will
send a lawyer to represent him at a sentencing hearing next month..
But the Lebanese really can't be looking all that hard for him. We
know he's in Tripoli -- the home base of al Qaeda in Lebanon -- and he
continues to carry on correspondence with his followers from his
"secret hideout" -- his house.
"Senior civil servants and police officers are among those who will pay up to
£1,890 to attend the event, which is intended to improve understanding of
radicalism." (Editor's note: Why do we want to understand radicalism? Why not just eradicate it for crying out loud.)
Campaigners from the Centre for Social Cohesion have pledged to seek an arrest
warrant for Dr Ibrahim Moussawi, an Islamic extremist, who is due to visit
Britain this March.
The think-tank said the Home Office would be "beyond hypocrisy" if
it allowed Dr Ibrahim Moussawi into Britain just weeks after barring Geert
Wilders, the Dutch politician, because of his alleged anti-Muslim views.
Dr Moussawi is a spokesman for the Lebanese-based militant group Hizbollah,
the military arm of which is banned in Britain as a terrorist organisation.
He has allegedly called Jews "a lesion on the forehead of history"
and said of Israel: "Pain is the only language that the enemy
Douglas Murray, director of the CSC, has written to Jacqui Smith, the Home
Secretary, warning her that he will instruct lawyers to seek an arrest
warrant for Dr Moussawi if he is allowed into the country. The think-tank has already sought advice from barrister Paul Diamond, an
expert in religious affairs law, on using war crimes legislation and a legal
precedent from 2004 to seek, independently, an arrest warrant from a
Mr Murray said: "This is the deepest hypocrisy, in fact, it is worse than
hypocrisy on behalf of the British government. The government clearly do not have a grip on this. Britain is still a
place where terrorists and terrorist supporters can come to incite and
But members in good standing of the Dutch Parliament cannot.
Spokesman for the Lebanese Shiite armed group
Hezbollah, Ibrahim Moussawi, said Friday that Britain's decision to
engage in direct talks with Hezbollah's political wing is a step in the
right direction, local Elnashra website reported.
"This political revision is a step
in the right direction," Moussawi said, adding that the party is
waiting to see how this announcement will be put into practice.
Britain's government spokesman John
Wilks told As-Safir daily published on Friday that the decision adopted
to engage in direct contact with Hezbollah's political wing was aimed
at "encouraging Hezbollah to stay away from violence and play a
constructive, peaceful and democratic role in Lebanon."
A film set during the race riots that hit Australia
four years ago has been pulled from cinemas in Sydney after fights
broke out during screenings.
"The Combination" centres on tensions between gangs of Australian Lebanese and white youths in Sydney's western suburbs in 2005. It was pulled by one of Australia's cinema chains, Greater Union, after violence flared outside two cinemas. The Australian Film Syndicate (AFS) called the move "unprecedented".
Greater Union said it had cancelled screenings of
the film in all four of its Sydney cinemas after violent incidents in
its suburban Parramatta cinema on Thursday and Saturday nights. "Maintaining the safety and security of our staff and patrons
is our main concern and priority," Greater Union general manager Robert
Flynn said in a statement.
AFS managing director Allanah Zitserman said Greater Union's
decision to pull the critically-acclaimed film was "devastating for
everyone involved, especially for the audiences". She said in a statement: "Although we do not support the
decision by Greater Union to pull the film from its NSW sites we
respect and understand their position."
The film can still be seen at other cinema chains in New South Wales state, as well as cinemas in other Australian cities.
The excuses are already being made - mustn't alarm the sheeple, after all... The manager has never pulled a film before -although, he has pulled them from cinemas in the middle East. And now the movie is about 'gangs'. Wasn't I just wondering out loud why the religion o'peace seems to just be made up of mobbed up thugs? Gah! Assaults not linked to 'gang film'.
The cinema chain alleges a security guard was assaulted in
Parramatta on Thursday after asking a patron to put out his
cigarette during a screening.
Security at the complex was doubled to eight the following day,
but an usher was assaulted as a fight broke out during the film's
credits on Saturday night.
"It's very, very disappointing for me," the film's writer and
lead, George Basha, said yesterday. "It doesn't glorify violence
… The film is about love. It's about choices. It's about
family. It's about honour."
Greater Union's general manager of operations, Robert Flynn,
could not recall another instance where a film has been pulled in
Australia because of violence at a cinema. "I ran our Middle East operations for six years," he said. "And
I have pulled films in the Middle East."
Last night, the company was unable to articulate what exactly
concerned them about the film - whether its content was believed to
have incited the violence, or whether it was drawing an audience
predisposed to violence.
"It was a decision by management based on our staff," Mr Flynn
"At this stage we have merely suspended the screenings until we
can actually get a debrief from all staff involved. I'm standing
with one now and I'm looking at his swollen jaw."
Police said the film did not cause the violence. There was
nothing in the incident reports to suggest it did. No one has been
cautioned or charged.
"The alleged incidents do not seem to be the result of any
film," a spokesman said last night. "Police attended a minute
[after the brawl was reported] with no sign of anyone fighting.
There were just people leaving."
Here's an example of the propaganda being put out by the Live Leb or Die Muslim gangbangers.
Lebanese youths from leftist groups protesting Israel's ground attack
on the Gaza Strip, react on Sunday as police forces use water hoses to
stop them from arriving at the U.S. Embassy in the northern suburb of
police first used water hoses to try to push about 250 demonstrators
away from the U.S. Embassy. But when that didn't work, they fired tear
gas, said Lebanese security officials.
one was injured and the crowd dispersed, said the officials, who spoke
on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to
in the day, thousands of supporters of Hamas and Lebanon's Islamic
Group held a sit-in outside the U.N. building in central Beirut. Dozens
of riot police stood guard.
battle will end a (peace) settlement forever. This battle will show who
are the men. Are they those who kiss (Israeli Prime Minister Ehud)
Olmert ... or those who carry their blood on their hands," Hamas'
representative in Lebanon, Osama Hamdan, told the crowd in an apparent
reference to Palestinian leaders who hold talks with Israel.
That Movie: How The Innocence of Muslims Was Made When struggling actor Tim Dax was hired to star in a swords-and-sandals movie titled Desert Warrior, he was just happy to have the job. One year later, Dax and the rest of the film’s cast and crew would look on in horror as The Innocence of Muslims—a crudely dubbed version of the movie they thought they were making—ignited protests across the Arab world and controversy at home. Speaking with many of the film’s principals, Michael Joseph Gross reports on a story as old as Hollywood itself: a pursuit of fame and fortune that ended in tears.
Pravda to Americans: Never Give Up Your Guns "These days, there are few few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bare arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions."