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This excellent summary of all the shit my borough is going throughout lst few years post Galloway’s evil tenure. Though a tad too left its quite biting about honor politics playing out in the labours own back yard and my home, the eastend of london. for constant scrutiny about Eastend politics go to Ted Jeory’s blog :  http://trialbyjeory.wordpress.com/

Honour and shame in Tower Hamlets

by Dan McCurry

We used to be proud of spreading our ideas around the world. Now we are confused about how we explain our identity to the people who have settled here.

The problem is that we need to understand their culture and identity, before we can explain to them our own. With 3,000 honour crime complaints to the police last year, maybe this is the issue that we’re failing to comprehend.

It would help to understand what happened in Tower Hamlets last year, when the Labour party collapsed in on itself over the selection of Lutfur Rahman as candidate for mayor.

It started out as a conversation about secularism. But we didn’t know it was about secularism, because in school we learn everything there is to know about Martin Luther King, but nothing about Martin Luther. We know about the rights of minorities, but not about the separation of church and state.

This was in the days when Muslims were considered to be either moderates or extremists, with nothing in between. This perception was encouraged by the fact that the extremists got more airtime, but also due to the taboos about race and religion that suppressed debate about community, but allowed debate about terror.

The row was mostly, but not exclusively, between Cllr Helal Abbas and Cllr Lutfur Rahman. Abbas was not devoutly religious, but Lutfur apparently was, and this is where Lutfur’s increasing clout in the community came from. Including all places of prayer, there are about 40 mosques in Tower Hamlets and most of them see Lutfur as their man.

When Lutfur was first elected as a councillor, he was the apprentice of Abbas. Abbas didn’t complain that Lutfur brought the mosques’ vote with him, but when Lutfur struck out on his own, Abbas was furious. He denounced Lutfur’s religious connections, speaking of the global reaching tentacles of the Islamic forum for Europe, an organisation based at the east London mosque, and supportive of Lutfur.

In east London, all politicians of all parties, seek to tap into faith organisations. When the doors of one are shut, they go knocking on another. Those who condemn these organisations tend to be the ones who have run out of doors to knock on.

The scrutiny of Lutfur’s connections to the east London mosque began when a journalist called Ted Jeory arrived at the local paper. For years councillors had complained that they could never get anyone from the East London Advertiser to cover town hall meetings. Now they were complaining about this guy who kept turning up.

Rather like the way that Arab dictators began by condemning Al-Jazeera, Tower Hamlets councillors quickly switched from condemning, to briefing, Ted Jeory. According to Ted, the briefings came from anyone who was ambitious, and included every candidate who would later stand in the mayoral selection. Others, such as the MP, Jim Fitzpatrick, were fearful that Lutfur could muster enough Labour votes to replace an incumbent.

The fact is that Lutfur was on good terms with religious people across a spectrum of opinion, but he wasn’t a conduit for evil. He just didn’t realise that Labour people consider Islam to be authoritive, and not sharing the same values as us. In the fine line that a Muslim politician must walk, in a British political career, Lutfur was too far on the Bangladeshi side. However, this needs to be put into perspective. It’s not as if he was hanging out with suicide bombers.

The rumours about extremist connections continued and reached a high point when Ted’s reports were picked up by Andrew Gilligan and broadcast in a C4 Dispatches film, where Jim Fitzpatrick took the controversy to a new height by alleging a plot to infiltrate the Labour party with Muslim extremists, “rather like militant infiltrated Labour in the 70s and 80s”.

It sounds like a ridiculous now, but at the time the country was paranoid following the 7/7 bombings and ready to believe anything. Meanwhile, Labour head office was becoming increasingly nervous about what was happening in Tower Hamlets. The persistency of the rumours began to turn even rational minds.

In May 2010, Tower Hamlets had a referendum for a directly elected mayor, resulting in a mandatory six month time-frame for an election. Seeing an opportunity to bypass his isolation within the party, Lutfur ran in the open Labour party selection for mayoral candidate, and easily won, but a report attacking Lutfur, from Abbas, and also one from Cllr Bill Turner, was presented to the NEC and, without committee members having time to read them, a vote was taken to rule Lutfur out as candidate.

Although John Biggs came second in the selection vote, the NEC gave the slot to third place Abbas. They may have feared that they would have been labelled as racist, if they gave the candidacy to a white man.

In response, Lutfur tore up his Labour membership card and announced his intention to run as an independent against Abbas. The two old friends were now sworn enemies and it would be for the electorate to decide who would win. Lutfur did.

In Bangladeshi village society there is little in the way of transparent rule of law. The community is governed by honour and shame. As a system, it seems to work in Bangladesh, but when transferred to the UK, we see both the good and the bad.

We see a low crime rate, juxtaposed against a high perversion of the course of justice, as victims are pressured to drop charges. We see strong family life, juxtaposed with school girls disappearing from the roster, without notice or explanation. We see a moralistic society, where alcohol is shunned. Yet when youths gather in groups on street corners to drink alcohol, as an act of rebellion, they will eventually face severe and violent retribution, from the “community”.

The lack of transparency undermines the justice done by creating other injustices. This is brutally demonstrated when false rumours are spread against individuals who have displeased someone in the community. I first saw this phenomenon when Oona King backed the Iraq war and the community turned on her with the most astonishing slander. She was alleged to be a Mossad spy, who wanted to criminalise the veil and remove halal food from school menus.

The fact that such rumours are unbelievable is beside the point. This kind of attack is a referendum against an individual. If the rumours catch on, then the community consensus has turned against that person. If the rumours fail, then the individual has the respect of the community. However, the attack on Oona was less to do with Iraq and more to do with a consensus in the community that it was time for a Bangladeshi to be MP, and that the MP should be a man.

The allegations against Lutfur are different to the rumours about Oona, in that the target audience was the white community. The Labour party had unwittingly become a part of the system of honour and shame, and had no understanding of the issue to help them cope. The result was division and misery.

Today, Tower Hamlets politics is deeply divided. Every time the two sides of the council meet to agree on working together, the agreement is then sabotaged by Labour people who want to see Lutfur kept permanently out of the party. The bitterness amongst Lutfur’s people is plain and highly visible. They now attack the Labour councillors in return.

So deep are these divisions that Lutfur refuses to sit on the committee that will hire the new chief executive for the local authority. The Labour group has a majority on this committee, but no chief executive is going to take the job without the cooperation of the mayor. Catch 22.

Meanwhile, in the party, with Lutfur gone, there is a lack of good Bangladeshi activists who can make future councillors. It is unrealistic that any of the current Labour councillors would win against Lutfur at a future mayor election. The Bangladeshis see him as a victim, while the white people continue to see him as the Labour bloke.

The situation is bogged down and tragic. If Lutfur was to reapply to join the Labour party, it is likely that he would be readmitted, but he point blank refused to. As far as he’s concerned, he is a victim in all of this. Meanwhile, Ed Miliband has washed his hands of the situation with no explanation as to why.

Shakespeare described the battle scene in Macbeth: “As two spent swimmers that do cling together and choke their art.”

The image of both sides drowning is apt.

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According to Radio Free Europe;

The value of Iran’s currency, the rial, has dropped again against the U.S. dollar. One U.S. dollar was being traded on the open market at up to 17,000 rials, according to reports by official Iranian news agencies.

Last week, the rial fell to its lowest value against the dollar in the past two decades, with a dollar being sold by money traders for 18,000 rials. (The official rate fluctuates around 11,000-12,000.)

And as for the nuclear issue http://www.rferl.org/content/khamenei_defiant_over_sanctions/24446311.html

The United Nations nuclear watchdog has confirmed that Iran has started enriching uranium at an underground site and said all atomic material there was under its surveillance.
Diplomats in Vienna, home of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), earlier said Iran had begun refining
uranium to a fissile purity of 20 percent at Fordow near the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Qom.   In Washington, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland called Iran’s uranium enrichment work at the new site a “further escalation” in the nuclear showdown with the international community.

Lastly Internet crackdown :http://isna.ir/ISNA/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-1923707 Please google transalte it .I have done it for u but came out like this when published…

It seems like finally the world’s compass is pointing towards Iran….

Ultimatum to the police Kafyntdaran
پليس فتا: Police feta:
20 دستورالعمل براي كافينتها اعلام شد 20 instructions were for cafes
كافينتها اطلاعات هويتي كاربران را ثبت كنند Internet cafes are required to record information about the user identity

سرويس: اجتماعي – حوادث Service: Community – Events
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Photo: Archive خبرگزاري دانشجويان ايران – تهران Iranian Students News Agency – Tehran
سرويس: اجتماعي – حوادث Service: Community – Events

معاونت اجتماعي پليس فتاي ناجا در اطلاعيهاي 20 دستورالعمل درمورد افزايش ضريب امنيت اطلاعات كاربران صادر و اعلام كرد كه مديران دفاتر خدمات اينترنت (کافينتها) موظفند حداکثر ظرف مدت 15 روز از تاريخ ابلاغ اين اطلاعيه نسبت به اجراي مفاد اعلام شده، اقدام كنند وگرنه اقدامات لازم انتظامي و معرفي متخلفان به مراجعقضايي صورت خواهد گرفت. Deputy Police Ftay social security coefficient of NAJA Members in the notice issued 20 guidelines on directors’ offices and announced that Internet services (cafes), obliged within 15 days of notification to the provisions stated in this notice, take action if necessary Violators will be referred to the Police Mrajqzayy.

به گزارش سرويس «حوادث» خبرگزاري دانشجويان ايران (ايسنا)، معاونت اجتماعي و الكترونيك پليس فضاي توليد و تبادل اطلاعات ناجا (فتا) در اطلاعيهاي اعلام كرد كه با توجه به نگرانيهاي پيشآمده براي شهروندان ناشي از سرقت اطلاعات و حسابهاي شخصي و ديگر اطلاعات آنان و عدم ساماندهي دفاتر خدمات اينترنتي، پليس فضاي توليد تبادل اطلاعات ناجا با هدف تامين امنيت کاربران و استفادهکنندگان از سرويسهاي دفاتر خدمات اينترنت (کافي نتها) و به منظور شفافسازي عملکرد، ساماندهيدفاتر، کاهش مخاطرات و آسيبها و حمايت از فعاليت قانوني مديران و صاحبان کسب و کار اين دفاتر، نکات ذيل را براي آگاهي و اجراي سريع از سوي مديران دفاتر، اعلام ميكند. The service “incidents” Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the police department and social space of production and exchange e-Naja (feta), the notice stated that the concerns of citizens Pyshamdh to steal personal account information and other information and their and lack of organization offices, Internet services, police, the security environment of information exchange NAJA Members and users of Internet services offices (short notes) and the transparency of performance, Samandhydfatr, reduce risks and damages, and legal support of business managers and owners and work of this office, for the following knowledge and rapid implementation of the management offices, announces.

براساس اين دستورالعمل مديران دفاتر خدمات اينترنت (کافينتها) موظفند حداکثر ظرف مدت 15 روز از تاريخ ابلاغ اين اطلاعيه نسبت به اجراي مفاد اعلام شده، اقدام كنند. The Internet Service managers instructions (cafes), obliged within 15 days of notification to the provisions stated in this notice, take action. در غير اين صورت پس از طي مدت قانوني اعلام شده، کارشناسان پليس فتا نسبت به بازرسي تمامي دفاتر خدمات اينترنت در سرتاسر کشور اقدام کرده و در صورت مشاهدهي هرگونه تخلف و عدم اجراي مفاد اين اطلاعيه، طبق تبصرههاي 1 تا 3 ماده 7 آييننامه دفاتر خدمات اينترنت (کافينت) و نيز ساير قوانين و دستورالعملهاي مرتبط در صورت مشاهده هرگونه تخلف ديگر، اقدامات لازم انتظامي و معرفي متخلفان به مراجعقضايي را صورت خواهد داد. Otherwise, after the legal period stated, feta police experts to inspect all Internet service offices throughout the country and if any violation of the provisions of this notice, in accordance with Article 7 of the law offices Tbsrhhay 1 to 3 Internet (Internet cafes) and other relevant laws and guidelines as any other offense, and disciplinary measures will be introduced for offenders to Mrajqzayy.

براساس اين دستورالعمل تنها دفاتري به عنوان دفاتر خدمات اينترنت شناخته ميشوند که داراي مجوزهاي لازم و تاييديههاي قانوني از مراکز ذيربط باشند. The instructions only offices are known as Internet service offices with necessary permits and legal Tayydyhhay centers are concerned.

به گزارش ايسنا، کليه مراکز و صنوفي که مجوز ارائه خدمات دسترسي ندارند (مثل دفاترفني، بازيسراها و ….)، مجاز به ارائه خدمات اينترنت نيستند و در صورت مشاهده اين گونه از مراکز و اصناف که به صورت غيرمجاز نسبت به ارائه خدمات دسترسي اقدام ميكنند، برخورد انتظامي و قضايي با آنان صورت خواهد گرفت. According to ISNA, in all malls and classrooms that do not have permission to access services (such Dfatrfny, Bazysraha and ….), not authorized to provide Internet services and if such centers and that the illicit trade in services to take action, the police and justice will be done with them.

دفاتر خدمات اينترنت موظفند نکات ذيل را منطبق با آييننامه دفاتر خدمات اينترنت (کافينت)، ابلاغيهها و بخشنامههاي اتحاديه صنف رايانه، داده ورزي و ماشينهاي اداري را رعايت كنند: Internet services are required to comply with law offices in the following offices of Internet services (cafes), Communications and Computer classes Bkhshnamhhay Union, the tillage and office machines that comply with:

1- دفاتر خدمات اينترنت (کافينت) موظفند مدرک مجوز خود را در محل مناسب و در معرض ديد مشتريان قرار دهند و همچنين محل اين دفاتر در معرض ديد و نظارت عمومي بوده و کليه ضوابط اماکن عمومي را رعايت كنند. 1 – Internet Service (cafes), obliged to permit a degree in the appropriate place and in view of their customers and also to see the location of these offices and the general supervision of all public places to observe the criteria.

تامين پهناي باند از ارائهدهندگان غيرمجاز از طريق ماهواره ممنوع است Provision of broadband satellite providers are prohibited from unauthorized

ارائه هرگونه خدمات غيرحضوري از طريق کافينتها ممنوع است Distance from cafes provide services prohibited

2- دفاتر خدمات اينترنت (کافينت) موظفند پهناي باند مورد نياز خود را الزاماً از طريق شرکتهاي داراي پروانه ارائهکنندگان خدمات اينترنتي (ISP) تامين كنند. 2 – Internet Service (cafes), obliged the required bandwidth needed by companies licensed Internet service providers (ISP) can provide. بنابراين تامين پهناي باند از ارائه دهندگان غير مجاز از طريق ماهواره مطابق قانون ممنوعيت استفاده از تجهيزات دريافت از ماهواره، اکيدا ممنوع است. The bandwidth provided by satellite providers other than authorized by law to ban the use of satellite receiving equipment, is strictly prohibited.

3- مديران دفاتر و دارندگان مجوز فعاليت اينگونه از دفاتر ملزم به رعايت مفاد شرايط عمومي، موضوع مادهي سه آييننامه دفاتر خدمات اينترنت هستند. 3 – The managers of these offices and licensees required to comply with the provisions of the general condition of the offices, law offices, Internet services are subject Tuesday.

4- مديران دفاتر خدمات اينترنت موظفند مدارک لازم در مورد تامين پهناي باند و رعايت شرايط عمومي را حسب مورد در اختيار بازرسان پليس فتا قرار دهند. 4 – Internet Service managers are required to provide the bandwidth necessary documents in respect of the general case the police inspectors make feta.

5- ارائه هرگونه خدمات غيرحضوري از طريق دفاتر خدمات اينترنت ممنوع است. 5 – Provide any distance services through the Internet Services is prohibited.

6- ارائهي هرگونه خدمات، غير از ارائه خدمات اينترنت به صورت حضوري، (مثل فروش نرمافزار، تايپ و پرينت، راهاندازي سيستمهاي بازي رايانهاي و …) ممنوع است. 6 – provide services to a person other than the Internet service provider (such as selling software, typing and printing, launch systems, computer games, etc.) is prohibited.

7- صاحبان مجوز دفاتر خدمات اينترنت موظفند براي تصدي مسئوليت اجرايي از افرادي استفاده كنند که حائز شرايط متعهد و مجرب، حسن شهرت و عدمدارا بودن سوء سابقه کيفري و قضايي و متاهل با حداقل 25 سال سن باشند. 7 – owners of required permits Internet Service office responsible for implementation of those eligible to use the dedicated and experienced, and the reputation of being abused Dmdara and judicial criminal record and are married with at least 25 years of age.

كافينتها اطلاعات هويتي كاربران را ثبت كنند Internet cafes are required to record information about the user identity

نصب فيلترشكن وVPN بر روي سيستمهاي رايانهاي دفاتر خدمات اينترنت ممنوع است Unblock VPN installed on computer systems and Internet Services is prohibited

8- دفاتر خدمات اينترنت موظفند که اطلاعات هويتي کاربران را با دريافت مدارک شناسايي معتبر (ترجيحا” کارت ملي) ثبت كنند و از ارائه خدمات به مراجعهکنندگاني که مدارک شناسايي ارائه نميکنند خودداري كنند. 8 – Internet Service required that the user identity with valid identification documents (preferably “national card) and their records do not provide services to avoid detection Mrajhknndgany documents.

9- اطلاعات هويتي که بايد مورد ثبت دقيق قرار گيرند عبارتند از: نام و نام خانوادگي، نام پدر، کد ملي، کدپستي و شماره تلفن تماس است. 9 – Information about identity that must be accurately recorded include: name and surname, father’s name, national code, Zipcode and telephone contact.

10- دفاتر خدمات اينترنت موظفند علاوه بر اطلاعات هويتي کاربران، ساير اطلاعات کاربري شامل روز و ساعت استفاده، IP اختصاص يافته و فايللاگ، وبسايتها و صفحات رويت شده را ثبت و حداقل تا شش ماه نگهداري كنند. 10 – In addition to their Internet Service user identity information, user information including days and hours, IP and dedicated Fayllag, websites and pages that’s been recorded and kept for at least six months.

11- صورت حساب چاپي زمان و هزينه استفاده بايد به کاربران تحويل داده شود. 11 – The printed bills and costs must be delivered to users.

12- استفاده و در اختيار گذاشتن هر گونه ابزار دسترسي به سايتهاي فيلترشده، مثل انواع فيلترشکنهاي قابل نصب بر روي رايانه يا معرفي سايتهاي فيلترشکن و خدماتگيرندگان يا استفاده از هرگونهVPN بر روي سيستمهاي رايانهاي دفاتر خدمات اينترنت ممنوع است. 12 – The use and share any device to access filtered sites, such types can be installed on the computer or introduced Fyltrshknhay Unblock sites and use of any VPN Khdmatgyrndgan or on office computer systems, Internet Services is prohibited.

13- مديران دفاتر خدمات دسترسي موظفند شرايطي را فراهم كنند که اطلاعات کاربر قبلي (شامل سايتها ، صفحات ديده شده، فعاليتها،ID ها، آدرسهاي ايميل و ……) به محض قطع استفاده کاربر، از بين رفته و براي کاربران بعدي که از آن رايانه استفاده ميکنند، قابل بازيابي نباشد. 13 – Management Services provided the conditions required to access the previous user data (including sites, pages visited, activities, ID, and email addresses and user ……) upon discontinuation, and for missing members The next use of the computer, can not be retrieved.

14- رايانههاي استفاده شده در مراکز خدمات اينترنت (کافينت) بايد الزاما در حالت کاربر محدود ( LIMITE I USER) در اختيار کاربران قرار گرافته و درگاههاي ورودي سيستم رايانهاي شامل درگاههاي USB، کارت خوانها و ساير درگاههايي که امکان اتصال حافظههاي جانبي به آنها وجود دارد، به صورت نرم افزاري مسدود شود. 14 – used computers at Internet service providers (cafes) should be necessarily limited in user mode (LIMITE I USER) and ports Grafth the users computer system includes input ports USB, memory card readers and other peripherals connected to them that there Drgahhayy Yes, the software is blocked.

15- در صورت نياز کاربر به استفاده يا ارسال فايل رايانهاي بايد انتقال از طريق متصدي اجرايي دفتر خدمات اينترنت و از طريق شبکه داخلي دفتر بر روي سيستم رايانهاي کاربر و پس از اطمينان از سلامت و عدمآلودگي فايل رايانهاي به بدافزارها، تروجانها و ويروسها صورت بگيرد. 15 – If the user needs to use a computer or file transfer through the Executive Office of operator services through the Internet and internal networks on the office computer system user and the computer to ensure the health and malware Dmalvdgy file, if Trojans, and viruses, take .

نصب دوربين مدار بسته الزامي شد CCTV cameras should be installed

16- مديران دفاتر خدمات اينترنت موظفند هر روز در پايان ساعت کاري کافينت نسبت به وارسي سيستمهاي رايانههاي براي عدم نصب نرم افزارهاي KEY LOGGER، آلودگي به ويروسها و بدافزارها و امحاء اطلاعات باقي مانده کاربران اقدام كنند. 16 – Management of working hours in offices, Internet cafes are required every day to check computer systems for the software installation KEY LOGGER, viruses and malware infection and elimination of the remaining information to the users.

17- نصب دوربين مدار بسته داخلي با قابليت ضبط تماموقت، نگهداري تصاوير و امکان بازبيني تا 6 ماه الزامي است. 17 – The installation of internal CCTV cameras with recording capability, full-time, to review recorded images and up to 6 months is required.

18- مديران دفاتر خدمات اينترنت بايد نسبت به برقراري امکان فني ارسال پيام بر روي سيستمهاي رايانهاي دفتر در مورد اعلام زمان استفاده و هشدارهاي کاربري اقدام كنند. 18 – Internet Service managers need to establish the possibility of sending messages on the office computer systems and alerts the user when to take action.

19- مديران دفاتر خدمات اينترنت موظفند به نحو مقتضي نسبت به نصب و نمايش مفاد قانون جرايم رايانهاي و فهرست مصاديق محتواي مجرمانه در ديد کاربران اقدام كنند. 19 – Internet Service managers are required to install and display the appropriate provisions of law and computer crime listed in instances of criminal content to the user’s perspective.

20- مديران و متصديان اجرايي دفاتر موظفند از استفاده بيش از يک نفر از هر دستگاه رايانهاي متصل به اينترنت جزء در مواردي که کاربر ناآشنا قصد استفاده از خدمات عمومي را داشته باشد و از يکي از نزديکان و آشنايان خود براي کمک و تسهيل امور خود استفاده ميكند، جلوگيري كنند. 20- مديران و متصديان اجرايي دفاتر موظفند از استفاده بيش از يک نفر از هر دستگاه رايانهاي متصل به اينترنت جزء در مواردي که کاربر ناآشنا قصد استفاده از خدمات عمومي را داشته باشد و از يکي از نزديکان و آشنايان خود براي کمک و تسهيل امور خود استفاده will prevent.

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Radio Free Europe has produced a superb documentary series about modern Iranian Rock music . In the interview the band “Yellow Dogs” states about cultural confusion and how some of their compartriots play up the political noise of their art to get into festivals and exhibitions. It’s really fascinating stuff. he band now live in Brooklyn…

You could possibly say the same about Israelis filmmakers who are coerced or feel it necessary to make nice liberal and antagonists films about Israel, its government, its people just to be rewarded by European Film funding, regardless if they want to make films about the “situation” or not. Cultural and economic blackmail..

http://www.rferl.org/archive/Music_Podcast/latest/3227/3227.html Got to EP.5 for interview and also check the others in the series…

There isn’t room for any doubt about “The Independent’s” obsession with the Palestinian narrative and how driven they are to portray the conflict through their limited lens. The owners son, Evgeny-Lebedev confirms all our fears by choosing his first interview subject with none other than “The Prime Minister of Gaza”. So any thoughts of feeling slightly apprehensive when using his formal diplomatic title despite Hamas’s appalling human rights record, and without seemingly looking as if they’re championing him in the court public opinion are completely out of question. As the Independent is a card carrying member of every aspect Palestinian cause no matter how brutal and morally corrupt he so-called resistance is.

There’s no mention of  Hamas being a theocratic dictatorship who stone women on public beaches and throw political opponents off rooftops regardless being bed-ridden in hospitals. Perhaps its too   much detail for our Evgeny and his excitement in having access to controversial figures wont allow him to cast a critical eye.

Little Evengy  thanks to Daddy has much wealth but no class and imagination and  the interview is full of the party line where in the end you wonder why Hamas weren’t given the noble peace prize years ago.

The fact the owner of The Independent makes his first formal appointment with the “Prime Minister of Gaza” is all you need to know him and the politics of the Independent newspaper. Absolutely  no mention of Hamas racist charter calling for Israels elimination (Which guys is still fucking important to include) Plus the indiscriminate acts of mass killings on women and children inside Israel well  the list goes on and on and on….

So here’s the bullshit interview in full view and photos of the cuddly Haniyeh.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/rebel-without-a-state-evgeny-lebedev-meets-ismail-haniyeh-prime-minister-of-gaza-6284842.html

History will not judge the Independent newspaper favorably and when Russian oligarchs tire of losing money and not needing trophy assets such as running a British newspaper, these journalists who act as usefuls will have a lot of time perhaps to regret how allowing murderers and abuses of women, human rights were portrayed so positive and easily so.

Most seasoned observers both left and right recognize Christians have a hard time to express themselves openly within Islamic countries. The quite brilliant Tom Gross gives countless examples on his site. But this fact-on-the-ground doesn’t bold well for Arabist and Palestinian apologists who find any means to curtail and discourage negative reports from Palestinian territories about the growing threats to Palestinian Christians living here. Stuart Littlewood who writes for Redress http://www.redress.cc/palestine#scrooge explained that he was so dissatisfied with the Guardians report on Hamas crackdown on Christmas, he felt it was hurting the Palestinian cause so contacted her directly. Now correct me if I m wrong most if not all Israel activists wouldn’t use that moralizing tone despite angry retorts by Pro-Israel feelings, its if “how dare the Guardian ever suggest the wonderful Palestinians could possibility think of such a thing”.. Guardian article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/23/gaza-christians-hamas-cancelled-christmas

Littlewood says, “Is Hamas being beastly to Gaza’s Christians? Has Phoebe Greenwood got her story straight? I wrote to her at the Guardian, pointing out that revelations of this kind in the popular British press undo the hard work activists put in to help the Palestinian cause. Could she please throw more light onto it? I’ve had no reply. I’m in England and unable to contact Hamas. Phoebe Greenwood is on the spot. Shouldn’t someone from Haniyeh’s office be given a chance to comment?”

Look it’s this sanctimonious moralistic conviction crap of “always being in the right” and bloody ignorant of  facts-on-the-ground which has always fascinated me about the Pro-Palestinian cause. Their agenda is so-fanatically hatred towards Israel that they will change day into night to suit how and how others should see the conflict.

Critically,  this is the main difference between  (supporters of Israel) and  how they  see it.  Within in the Jewish world we have the capacity of debate and self inquiry – sometimes to our detriment.  Again the proof is so overly abundant in our culture its very obvious for every one to see, if not read the bloody JC letter page for the past  ten years and YOU’LL see  for differing opinions (do it I dare ya Stuart!!).  I do think in the end ,  fanatics like Stuart will always lose because the very people they’re trying to win over and hoodwink will eventually bore and suss them out. The fact he says Greenwood didn’t bite to his charges of “unfairness” is indicative of a growing trend i notice since the beeb finally admitted coverage of being too keen of taking the Palestinian view and slap down for well respected Jeremy Bowen – a very unusual admission indeed.  BBC and middle east shtick  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_the_BBC

For links on Palestinian Christians and yes even-handed accounts look here: http://thinkingoutsidetheblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-are-christians-living-in.html Yes there’s even criticism of Israel as it should be when talking about democracies.

But really do you own research as I genuine believe  people should find out the  truth for themselves, something the likes of Stuart Littlewood cannot ever comprehend! Stuart likes to write moralistic  blackmailing letters because like all supporters of Palestinian cause it has become very personal and a sick obsession. He cannot see dark from light and will never allow himself to create a space for criticism despite the overwhelming evidence.

If it wasn’t for the unusual occurrence this wouldn’t be so newsworthy, the fact Al Arabiya English posted this sums up what we didn’t need to hear. coz we know already…

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/01/03/186070.html

IF indeed true WHY has it taken so long for a person of Arabic heritage to be part of thousands if not tens of thousands of human beings from all around the globe to have completed this challenge. Usually may I say for charity – um be very interesting to see whether this guy has done in the same spirit?

If we really break it down it goes like this; celebrities, disabled people , even bloody animals have all done this but because i suspect doing something of an endurance nature, bettering yourself, showing curiosity for the wonders of the World, is not exactly an Arabic trait. Look, I have spoken to many Arabs over  the years and one of the reoccurring themes they always tell me in no-matter how much money and privilege Arabic wealth has in the world, the fact they choose to spend endless petrol dollars selfishly combined with inability to stop in-fighting between themselves makes them weak. So not exactly surprising is it to us seasoned observers of Arabic culture that  ‘Arab’s have never walked this part of Earth – not really on their radar is it??

So a belated welcome my Semitic brothers to the North Pole and stepping out of your comfort zone , don’t let the fact its taken you this long despite a population  of lets say 500+ million…I just  thank you for being curious about the world.

now stop acting greedy and change the world for good!!!