Victims of Saddam's Regime
Iraqi mass graves bear witness to terror
IRAQ Systematic torture of political prisoners
VIDEOS showing the brutality of Saddam's regime *graphic*
Babies found in Iraqi mass grave
Wednesday, 13 October, 2004
A mass grave being excavated in a north Iraqi village has yielded evidence that Iraqi forces executed women and children under Saddam Hussein.
The skeletons of unborn babies and toddlers clutching toys are being unearthed, the investigators said.
The body of one woman was found still clutching a baby. The infant had been shot in the back of the head and the woman in the face.
Hundreds found in Iraq mass grave
Saturday, 30 April, 2005
Experts have examined a mass grave containing what are believed to be the bodies of some 1,500 Kurds, mostly women and children, in southern Iraq.
Of 113 bodies taken out of the ground so far, all but five are women and children. They have been identified as Kurds from their distinctive clothing. Investigators said they were wrapped in many layers, which suggested they knew they were being moved somewhere.
At least one is believed to have been an old woman. There are false teeth in the skull.
Another skeleton is thought to belong to a teenage girl, still carrying a bag of possessions.
Mass graves 'hold 300,000 Iraqis'
Saturday, 8 November, 2003
US officials say there may be as many as 260 mass graves in Iraq, containing the bodies of at least 300,000 people.
Iraq mass grave plea
Sunday, 1 June, 2003
Tony Blair's special envoy to Iraq on human rights has called on US-led forces in the country to protect suspected mass-grave sites.
'Mass grave' found near Iraq city
Monday, 22 December, 2003
Iraqi police say they have uncovered up to 60 bodies in a mass grave outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
The bodies are thought to be those of Shia Muslims killed after an uprising in 1991 was brutally crushed by Saddam Hussein's regime.
Bundles of decomposing clothes and bones were found, along with wire used to bind victims' hands, police said.
US officials say Iraq may have up to 260 mass graves containing as many as 300,000 bodies.
Bahrainis missing in Iraq 'dead'
Monday, 4 August, 2003
They are believed to have been killed when Saddam Hussein's forces put down a failed Shia revolt.
New mass grave found in Iraq
Saturday, 7 June, 2003
Another mass grave has been discovered in Iraq at Salman Pak, just south of Baghdad, in the grounds of what used to be a sprawling military complex.
Mass graves found in Iraq
Friday, 9 May, 2003
A number of mass graves have been found by human rights workers in Iraq - containing what appears to be the bodies of up 100 civilians
'Mass grave' found in Iraq
Thursday, 17 April, 2003
Kurdish officials say they have found a series of mostly unmarked graves that contain about 2,000 bodies outside the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. They say the area was used by the Iraqi army to bury Kurds they killed in the late 1980s.
Mass grave found near Basra
Monday, 12 May, 2003
A new mass grave has been unearthed in Iraq, near the southern city of Basra.
Mass grave found near Babylon
Saturday, 3 May, 2003
A mass grave has been uncovered near the Iraqi city of Babylon which appears to date back to a failed 1991 uprising against Saddam Hussein.
US marines at the site said the bones included those of children aged between 10 and 12.
Saddam's mass graves
Monday, 22 September, 2003
Mass grave unearthed in Iraq city
Tuesday, 27 December 2005
A mass grave has been discovered in the predominantly Shia city of Karbala south of Baghdad, Iraqi police said.
The Shia revolt was crushed and as many as 30,000 people were killed, many of them buried in mass graves.
Several mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been uncovered since the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003, notably in the Shia south and Kurdish north.
Mass grave found in northern Iraq
Monday, 11 February, 2002
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Royal Torture Video 'To Be Investigated'
Officials in the United Arab Emirates may investigate a member of the Abu Dhabi ruling family over a videotape showing a member apparently torturing another man.
The widely circulated footage is threatening to derail a multi-billion dollar nuclear deal between the US and the Gulf state.
The video appears to show Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahayan - brother of UAE president and Abu Dhabi ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahayan - mercilessly beating a man in the desert. The man, said to be an Afghan trader accused of overcharging Sheikh Issa in a grain deal, is seen being beaten with a wooden panel with nails stuck in it. He is assaulted with a cattle prod and his genitals are set on fire before a 4x4 drives over his legs, apparently breaking them. A man in police uniform assists with the torture.
Torture Tape Implicates UAE Royal Sheikh
A video tape smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates shows a member of the country's royal family mercilessly torturing a man with whips, electric cattle prods and wooden planks with protruding nails.
A man in a UAE police uniform is seen on the tape tying the victim's arms and legs, and later holding him down as the Sheikh pours salt on the man's wounds and then drives over him with his Mercedes SUV.
Nazis ‘shipped arms to Palestinians’
British National Archives unveil presence of Nazi S.S. agents in Mandatory Palestine, working closely with Palestinian leaders
Nazis planned Palestine subversion
British secret intelligence files have been released in London...
The Germans planned - with the support of the Grand Mufti - to arm Palestinian villagers and incite them to rise up against the Jews.
The Grand Mufti Of Jerusalem, Amin Al Husseini, meeting with Hitler to pledge support of the Arab-Islamic Ummah to the Nazi regime and to discuss the progress of the Muslim Nazi [Handschar] divisions, and to arrange the creation of death camps in the Arab world which would be his tools for the extermination of Middle East Jews.
In addition to meeting with Hitler, he sat down with Adolf Eichmann and sabotaged a plan to transfer Jewish children from Eastern Europe to Palestine.
Husseini (Husayni) was appointed mufti of Jerusalem in 1921. The title recognized his position as the major religious and political authority among the Palestinian Arabs.
Amin Muhammed al-Husayni is born in Jerusalem.
November 2, 1917
The British Foreign Secretary issues the Balfour Declaration, announcing the British intention to permit the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine.
British troops occupy Palestine.
Al-Husayni and others organize demonstrations in Jerusalem, calling for Arab independence and union with Syria. After the demonstrations become violent, al-Husayni flees to Syria. In April, a British tribunal convicts him in absentia for incitement to revolt.
Pardoned by the British High Commissioner Lord Herbert Samuel, al-Husayni returns to Jerusalem.
May 8, 1921
High Commissioner Samuel appoints al-Husayni Mufti of Jerusalem. In 1922, al-Husyani becomes president of the Supreme Muslim Council and the administrator of the waqf (funds for repair and improvement of religious sites and institutions).
Great Britain formally establishes the British Mandate in Palestine.
Arab crowds enter the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem and initiate a wave of violence over access of Jews to the Western Wall for purposes of worship. Al-Husayni uses the incident to awaken general interest in the Arab world for events in Palestine and to promote his own position as a spiritual leader defending the holy sites of Islam against Jewish incursion. The violence leaves 133 Jews and 116 Arabs dead, and 339 Jews and 232 Arabs injured.
September 26, 1937
Arab insurgents murder the British District Commissioner of the Galilee. British authorities strip al-Husayni of his positions as Mufti of Jerusalem, president of the Supreme Muslim Council, and Administrator of the waqf. Al-Husayni flees to Lebanon in October.
September 1, 1939
Germany invades Poland, starting World War II. Increased French surveillance forces al-Husayni to leave Lebanon for Baghdad, Iraq, in October.
Al-Husayni asks Hitler for a statement recognizing: 1) the independence of the Arab states from British and French colonial rule; 2) the right of the independent Arab states to form a union; and 3) the right of the independent Arab authorities in Palestine to eliminate the proposed Jewish homeland there.
April 1, 1941
Al-Husayni participates in a pro-Axis coup in Iraq. The new government, under Rashid 'Ali al-Kailani, deploys al-Husayni as the key contact to the Axis powers.
Germany begins to supply al-Husayni, now in Baghdad, with payments to foment an uprising in Palestine.
May 9, 1941
Al-Husayni issues a fatwa in a radio speech from Baghdad, calling Muslims to engage in a holy war against Great Britain.
May 29, 1941
As British troops approach Baghdad, al-Husayni flees across the border to Iran.
June 1-2, 1941
As pro-British Iraqi troops enter Baghdad, Iraqi civilians perpetrate a pogrom, known as the Farhud, on the Jewish citizens of Baghdad. After 128 Jews are killed and 210 injured, British troops restore order.
The German Abwehr establishes a German-Arab Training Department at a base near Athens, Greece, to train Arab volunteers for service as auxiliaries in the German Wehrmacht.
Great Britain and the Soviet Union occupy Iran.
Italian diplomats smuggle al-Husayni out of Iran to Italy.
October 27, 1941
Al-Husayni meets with Benito Mussolini, the Duce (Leader) of Fascist Italy. Mussolini agrees to a joint Axis statement along the lines of al-Husayni's proposal to Hitler.
November 28, 1941
Adolf Hitler receives al-Husayni in Berlin, a meeting covered by the German press. The Führer declines to issue any public declaration or conclude an agreement with al-Husayni regarding his January 1941 requests.
In collaboration with the Axis powers, al-Husayni begins developing themes for radio and print propaganda directed primarily at the Arab and Muslim world.
Al-Husayni proposes a pan-Arab center in newly occupied Egypt to produce and disseminate propaganda, to carry out sabotage operations and incite rebellions behind British lines, and to train Arab regulars as the core of a liberating Arab army under al-Husayni's control. The Germans and the Italians reject this concept.
Late September 1942
Al-Husayni again proposes a pan-Arab center, this time in Tunis, to direct propaganda in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. The Axis powers reject the plan.
November 8, 1942
In Operation Torch, Anglo-American troops land at Casablanca in Morocco and at Oran and Algiers in Algeria. Vichy French forces surrender.
December 18, 1942
At the opening of the Central Islamic Institute in Berlin, Al-Husayni denounces the Jews as the bitterest enemies of Islam. He accuses the Jews of provoking nations against each other and unleashing World War II. He calls on Muslims to liberate themselves from enemy persecution. Nazi propagandists provide major coverage of the opening and of al-Husayni's remarks. His speech is broadcast from Germany to the Middle East on December 23, 1942.
February 13, 1943
Hitler agrees to create the 13th Waffen-SS Mountain Division, later also known as "Handschar." Reichsführer-SS (SS chief) Heinrich Himmler authorizes recruitment of Bosnian Muslims for the division. In March and April, the SS Main Office sends al-Husayni to assist in recruitment efforts.
May 13, 1943
German and Italian forces surrender near Tunis, ending the war in North Africa.
Al-Husayni writes to the Bulgarian, German, Italian, Hungarian, and Romanian governments, demanding they not participate in British efforts to transfer Jewish children from Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria to Palestine. He suggests the children be sent to Poland. The Germans had already taken steps to halt the transports in March and April of 1943.
The SS establish an Imam training school to prepare chaplains for the 13th Waffen-SS Mountain Division. Al-Husayni tells the trainees that Muslims would "never have a better or more loyal ally than the Greater German Reich."
The Germans deploy the 13th Waffen-SS Mountain Division, now also known as the "Handschar" Division, in western Croatia and northeastern Bosnia.
June 6, 1944
Allied forces land on the Normandy coast of France (D-Day).
Nearly 3,000 soldiers of the 13th Waffen-SS Mountain Division desert. Most of the rest mutiny in mid-October, refusing to transfer to Hungary to fight Soviet troops. Himmler dissolves the division.
November 2, 1944
At al-Husayni's suggestion, the German Foreign Office announces the formation of an Arab-Muslim army (to be composed of Arab and Muslim volunteers and Muslim and Arab soldiers serving in Axis forces) to counter the Jewish Brigade Group in the British army.
May 7, 1945
Al-Husayni flees by plane to Bern, Switzerland. Swiss authorities deny him asylum and turn him over to French authorities.
May 8, 1945
V-E Day, end of World War II in Europe.
May 29, 1946
Al-Husayni escapes house arrest near Paris and flies to Cairo, Egypt.
November 29, 1947
The U.N. General Assembly adopts the partition plan for Palestine, which terminates the British Mandate and facilitates the creation of two states, one Jewish and one Arab. Al-Husayni rejects this plan.
May 14, 1948
The State of Israel is established, a goal against which al-Husayni had worked his entire life.
Al-Husayni leaves Egypt for Beirut, Lebanon.
Al-Husayni addresses a secret memorandum to the leaders of all Arab states advocating Arab unity against "Jewish aggression and imperialism" and denouncing the partition of Palestine.
July 4, 1974
Al-Husayni dies in Beirut, Lebanon.
In 1941 there was a pro-Nazi coup attempt in Iraq. In May 1941, British forces were fighting to keep Iraq in Allied hands.
One of the Iraqi coup plotters was Gen. Tufah Khariallah. Tufah Khariallah is the uncle and mentor who raised SADDAM HUSSEIN.
ARAB/NAZI COLLABORATION IN WWII
"Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from Palestine and the Arab world. I asked Hitler for an explicit undertaking to allow us to solve the Jewish problem in a manner befitting our national and racial aspirations and according to the scientific methods innovated by Germany in the handling of its Jews. The answer I got was: The Jews are yours."
"The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan... He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures."
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The BBC's newest satellite TV channel has gone on air, a Farsi language service for viewers mainly in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
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The launch of BBC Persian television is part of the BBC's strategy for - in the words of the head of the World Service, Nigel Chapman - "having the right services in the right media for each part of the world".
Hamas violently took over Gaza.
Gaza: Armed Palestinian Groups Commit Grave Crimes | Human Rights Watch
Hostilities continued between Israel and Hamas. Hamas launched lots of rockets into Israel
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Sderot longs for end to rockets
Israel stopped attacking to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, and Hamas raided the aid trucks and sold the contents to the highest bidders.
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San Francisco, Jan 10, 2009.
An attack on supply trucks in Gaza.
Israelis watch Israel's offensive in Gaza from a hill near the southern town of Sderot January 17, 2009.
Trouble-maker Raed Jarrar has hit the jackpot.
U.S. resident Raed Jarrar was boarding a JetBlue flight from New York to Oakland, California, when he was told to remove his shirt, which had Arabic writing on it. Below the Arabic and written in English: "We will not be silent." He was told other passengers felt uncomfortable, but of course this meant nothing to him.
Why would you try to board an airplane wearing something that disturbs people or makes them afraid? If you really didn't know, when approached about it why wouldn't you politely and quickly turn the shirt inside out or put something else on, instead of making a big stink? Why would you disturb people and cause trouble?
The ACLU was happy to file a lawsuit.
240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt
Payout for Arabic shirt passenger
An air passenger forced to cover his T-shirt because it displayed Arabic script has been awarded a payout of $240,000 (£163,000), his lawyers say.
JetBlue, TSA Officials Pay $240G in Damages Over Arab T-Shirt Flap
Jarrar was approached by security officials who told him to remove his T-shirt with the words "We will not be silent" as he waited near the front of a JetBlue flight at JFK Airport because it apparently made other passengers feel uncomfortable.
Jarrar, a U.S. resident, eventually agreed to cover his shirt with one provided by the airline and was subsequently allowed aboard the aircraft, the AFP reported. His seat, however, was changed from the front to the back of the jet.
From the ACLU: TSA Officials and JetBlue Deliver Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Raed Jarrar
The shirt does appear a bit ominous or menacing. It seems meant to be cautionary or even intimidatory.
"We will not be silent". Who is "we"? Since the shirt features Arabic writing presumably it means Arabs. What will Arabs not be silent about?The U.S. is currently at war in two Arab countries, has been attacked by Arab terrorists, has STOPPED MANY ATTACKS by Arab terrorists, and is constantly being threatened by Arab terrorists.
But at the end of the day, the buffoon Jarrar got the attention he wanted and even some cash. But he will undoubtedly continue his two-faced advocating for pro-terrorist ideas in the Middle East.
You have only to read Jarrar's blog to see that he is interested in criticizing the U.S. and U.S. leadership. He is against the Iraq war, and for several years has advocated the complete withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq - so leaving Iraqis at the mercy of criminals and extremists seems like a good idea to him. He seems to be against the new Iraqi government, so does an overthrow by radicals, a failed state where terrorists can thrive, seem like a good idea to him? He has constantly advocated "leaving Iraq to Iraqis". Why is he not as critical of acts of terrorism in Iraq and elsewhere as he is the U.S.?
Raed's motivations are questionable at best.
Raed closed the comment section of his blog because his propaganda and anti-Americanism were being challenged. And it was becoming clear that those who agreed with him were Islamists, America-haters, and hard-leftists. He claimed he closed his comments because he was afraid of being held legally responsible for what was written by other people in the comments, he even mentioned fearing the U.S. government and being sent to Guantanamo which is just silly. Interestly, his comments were closed a short time after I myself made a comment questioning the purpose of having a PayPal account for donations on the blog.
Raed and his girlfriend Niki, who also blogs, are both very anti-Israel.
RAED'S AMUSING SPECULATION
I wonder if Raed still thinks that U.S. forces blew up the al-Askari shrine?
Is he really just a poor misguided fool, or something more sinister?