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  1. New Abu Ghraib Images Broadcast

    :D If embassies are burned down because of cartoons, then should the US expect worse to happen to them?
  2. New Abu Ghraib Images Broadcast

    A number are versions of the photographs that caused outrage when they were initially leaked in April 2004, including the prisoner wearing a hood and hooked to wires. The network also said it had received reports that some prisoners were killed when US soldiers ran out of rubber bullets during a prison riot and started using live rounds instead. Convicted The BBC's Adam Brookes in Washington says there has been no official response there yet, but he believes it likely the administration will say the events were already known and those involved charged. However, he says there will be keen scrutiny to see if there are other soldiers involved, particularly officers, or whether the images confirm the official US line that this was a few soldiers behaving badly. Analysts say the reaction in the Muslim world may depend on how widely the images are shown. The BBC's Jon Brain in Baghdad says the satellite channel, al-Arabiya, is broadcasting half a dozen of the new images, though it has refrained from showing the most shocking. The images are part of a group of more than 100 photographs and four videos taken at Abu Ghraib and later handed to the US army's Criminal Investigations Division. In September a New York judge ruled that pictures of the alleged abuse should be released under Freedom of Information provisions. He was responding to a request from the American Civil Liberties Union for access to 87 unseen images. The judge rejected the government's arguments that publication could fuel anti-US feelings. The Dateline programme says the government is appealing against the decision. US President George W Bush has said the Abu Ghraib abuse was a "disgrace". Nine junior soldiers have been convicted - some are serving jail sentences. All senior US commanders have so far been cleared of any crime. (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/middle_east/4715540.stm"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/worl...ast/4715540.stm[/url]
  3. New Abu Ghraib images broadcast Abuse footage An Australian TV channel has broadcast previously unpublished images showing apparent US abuse of prisoners in Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail in 2003. The images on SBS TV are thought to be from the same source as those that caused an outcry around the world and led to several US troops being jailed. The new images show "homicide, torture and sexual humiliation", SBS said. They are part of a court case in the US. A judge has ruled they can be published but the case is continuing. The broadcast of the images comes at a time of increased tension between Muslim nations and the West over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad. 'Live rounds' One of the videos broadcast on the SBS programme Dateline on Wednesday appears to show prisoners being forced to masturbate to the camera. Other video footage appears to show a prisoner hitting his head against a wall. The channel said he was a mentally disturbed patient who became a plaything of guards who practised ways of restraining him. Some photos are said to show corpses. There are also images of prisoners with body and head wounds. Some of the pictures have been posted on the SBS website. SBS journalist Olivia Rousset told the BBC one of them showed a senior Iraqi officer being treated for a throat wound received after he resisted being transferred within the camp. Some of the new photos showed soldiers who have already been convicted for their part in the abuse, including Private Lynndie England and Charles Graner, the man prosecutors said was the ringleader in the scandal.
  4. :D Bit of hypocrisy there? The pacifist movement requires others to do the forcing?
  5. :D How would the situations be different if the Palestinians did not adopt militancy? Please stay on topic. I think things would have been much worse for the Palestinians. The "world" never cared in the first place, they gave the land away even though it was not theirs to give. So whether the Palestinians were pacifist or not, no would care, just the israelis would have easier time killing the Palestinians.
  6. Disabled Jenin boy shot by troops A young Palestinian with learning disabilities has been shot dead by israeli troops near the West Bank town of Jenin, Palestinian officials said. Mujahid al-Simadi, said to be in his teens, was shot through the chest during a raid to arrest militants. The israeli military said its soldiers had seen a "suspect armed with a weapon who was threatening them". A 12-year-old boy was shot dead in the Jenin refugee camp three months ago during a stone-throwing protest. Local residents said Mujahid al-Simadi had gone up to the troops with a toy gun and shouted that they should leave the village. He was among a number of children who had surrounded a house occupied by israeli soldiers and began to throw stones, Palestinian security sources said. The soldiers opened fire from the house and Mujahid al-Simadi hit in the chest and died immediately, they said. On Monday, israeli troops shot and killed a 25-year-old Gaza woman near the border fence between the territory and israel. Story from BBC NEWS: (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/middle_east/4715570.stm"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/worl...ast/4715570.stm[/url] Published: 2006/02/15 10:29:27 GMT
  7. Holocaust Deniers

    :D What is the evidence used by people who deny the holocaust?
  8. Race To The Finish

    :D warahmatullah 210
  9. Race To The Finish

    :D warahmatullah 170
  10. Race To The Finish

    :D warahmatullah 130 (QuratulAin should be 100)
  11. Race To The Finish

    :D warahmatullah 90
  12. Race To The Finish

    :D warahmatullah what's the emergency?? 50
  13. Selfish Parents?

    :D warahmatullah There's a new twist. I find out she already knows this guy from email/matrimonial site. He's already rejected her. There was another brother through her work that wanted to propose to her but she rejected him. Then through family he is informed of her again (doesn't know it's the same person he tried to propose to earlier), and he rejects it based on our dad's business. Small world. :D
  14. Selfish Parents?

    :D warahmatullah Through relatives we found this practicing guy for my older sister. The last guy was some "freshie", now my parents have a thing about race, this guy apart from skin colour seemed a different race to me. He couldn't speak English well, wasn't practising and just seemed DIFFERENT, age wise seemed as old as my dad. Basically my sister would have been full of regrets marrying this guy. My sister wants to marry outside the race, I don't see my parents allowing it. So this practising guy now is on the scene and my dad didn't agree with it. Same race and brought up here, BUT his sisters are married to a different race. Therefore my dad doesn't agree. One of the reasons is that people will talk. He gave the example that at an Islamic bookshop a mixed race couple walked in. Out of all the people going to the shop, why was the owner talking about them? (asked my dad). I don't see the problem with his sister's marrying different race. The kind of people that will talk, we don't hang around with anyway. Also this guy doesn't have a degree, it doesn't matter to me or my sister, but does to my dad. He doesn't realise that she's "getting on" and we should just look at the guy and his character, the family doesn't matter as much. Trying to find someone with a "degree" will be difficult as they are mostly married with kids already. Dad had some valid points but at this rate she'll be in her 40's, no, infact she'll never marry as when she gets older the chances of marriage reduce. As she's never had kids menopause will come sooner for her. Basically he makes me feel like if he dies it will make life easier. That's bad I know. He says people will talk, but that's his type of people. When religious (or so called £religious") families approach us they'll get put off because of his unislamic business - in that case people do "talk", and that effects us who will be living when he and his type of people, generation, die. I just want big sister to marry someone she won't feel dissapointed or have regrets with. We agreed in the end to find someone of the same race and at least raised here. But then most guys in their 30s elligble are divorced or something, and you can bet my dad doesn't want that. Basically if I wasn't trying to be Muslim, I would have like left my parents, cut ties with them. It's like all these years the parents don't know their kids, demonstrated by the fact that they wanted her to marry these "freshie" guys. A fear I have is that I'll be a crap parent like my dad. I could point out somethings to them how crap they are/were, but there's no point in telling them that now. In fact it was like me who learnt how to pray myself, can't remember anyone else showing me how, but I read your parents are meant to teach you. :D
  15. Is Life A Prison?

    :D warahmatullah Is life a prison? You can't rely on other people and you can't do anything yourself. You are judged by the actions of others. :D