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‘Dead Gazan’ alive and kicking

Meital Yasur-Beit Or, Israel News

Rights group got it wrong: Gaza cancer patient who ‘died while waiting for permit’ still a

By Guest Column - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - Full Story

Iran sets off nuclear race in the Middle East

By David Blair, Diplomatic Editor, Telegraph

Iran’s neighbours began their nuclear programmes within months of Tehran’s decision to start enriching uranium, according to a new report.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - Full Story

False Accusations Harm Cause of Human Rights:  The Case of Mary Mandol

Mary MondolEditor’s Note: On April 29, Canada Free Press (CFP) picked up a story sent by Christian Newswire about a persecuted mother and her infant son in Bangladesh.  From the outset, people trying to help could not find Mary Mondol, the woman who was the subject of the story.  The Chicago-based Dr. Richard Benkin, who successfully fought for the release of Bangladeshi journalist, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, imprisoned after writing articles in the Weekly Blitz warning the outside world about the rise of Islamic radicals, urging Bangladesh to recognize Israel, and advocating for religious equality, contacted Choudhury to track down Mary Mondol, a Christian woman living in Dhaka.  Following are the results of their investigation.  Since 2006, Dr. Benkin has been investigating and exposing the emerging South Asian threat stemming from the cooperation of radical Communists and radical Islamists.  He has termed this the “Red-Green Alliance” and continues to speak about the atrocities and strategic advantages it already has carried out, as well as the very real threat it poses to us all.

By Dr. Richard Benkin - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

Afghan Journalist Charged With Insulting Islam Appeals Death Sentence

“Prosecutor Ahmad Khan Ayar told the appeals court that the primary court sentence [of death] was “the right decision” according to Islamic law and the Afghan Constitution.”

Yes, Afghanistan, where the constitution stipulates that “no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam” (Chapter 1, Article 3). How many U.S. policymakers didn’t even see this one coming?

By Guest Column - Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

EU Kosovo mission to face delay

By Elitsa Vucheva

The EU’s mission to Kosovo is unlikely to be fully operational by 15 June, as first planned, due to opposition by Serbia and Russia which are blocking the transfer of power from the UN to the EU and local authorities.

By Guest Column - Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

He who plants the wind shall reap the storm

By: Colonel Charbel Barakat

“It was a forlorn day when the Lebanese agreed, albeit under duress, to the ‘Taef Accord”.  It necessitated dismantling and disarming the militias in 1990.

Syria, which at the time was occupying Lebanon, kept and retained Hezbollah, the one terrorizing Lebanon today, as the sole armed militia under the slogan of “fighting Israel”.

By Guest Column Colonel Charbel Barakat- Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

Bridge linking Busayefi to Hawr Rajab opened

By Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky, 2nd BCT, 3rd ID

FOB KALSU - Brightly painted flowers, hearts and polka-dots color the new bridge with cheery symbols.  Most
importantly, the bridge’s construction between the communities of Busayefi and Hawr Rajab paints a symbol of unity.

By Guest Column - Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

Fuel prices ‘could cripple economy’


THE latest fuel hike could force major industries to cut back on production, granting no wage increases and possibly laying off workers because of shrinking profit margins.

By Guest Column - Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

In Pakistan, a dark trade comes to light

BANGKOK - Prostitution in the Islamic nation of Pakistan, once relegated to dark alleys and small red-light districts, is now seeping into many neighborhoods of country’s urban centers. Reports indicate that since the period of civilian rule ended in 1977, times have changed and now the sex industry is bustling.

By Guest Column William Sparrow- Sunday, May 18, 2008 - Full Story

The end of the Labour Party?

THOUSANDS of Labour voters will desert Gordon Brown at the next general election if he refuses to hold a referendum on the EU constitution a poll reveales. Almost a quarter of the party’s life-long supporters—24 per cent- say they will kick the PM in the ballot box unless they get a vote.  A Sun survey has revealed that four out of five of all voters want a say on wheather Britain signs a treaty giving more power to Brussels.  And Half say they will switch to the Tories if Mr. Cameron pledges a referendum if he wins.

By Guest Column Gerd Treuhaft- Saturday, May 17, 2008 - Full Story

GFA Relief Shipment Received in Yangon

Gospel for Asia’s first shipment of cyclone relief supplies has arrived in Myanmar (Burma) and has been received by GFA/Believers Church officials.

By Christian Newswire - Saturday, May 17, 2008 - Full Story

Burmese Government Denies Cyclone Relief Aid to Karen Christians

As thousands of cyclone survivors cling to life in Burma, disturbing new reports about the military’s distribution of relief aid are surfacing from the devastated region.

By Christian Newswire - Friday, May 16, 2008 - Full Story

Is self-defense against peace?

by Richard H. Shulman

It is, according to the NY Times. It is, the paper suggests, when practiced by Israel . It’s 5/3 headline was, “ Israel ’s Tactics Thwart Attacks, With trade-Off At Odds With Peace Bid. Raids Reduce Suicide Bombs, But Undercut Palestinian (Arab) Forces.”

By Guest Column Richard H. Shulman- Friday, May 16, 2008 - Full Story

Ceasefire in Gaza

Shlomo Brom,  INSS Insight No. 55, May 15, 2008

Negotiations toward a ceasefire in Gaza, mediated by Egypt and other channels, have been ongoing for some time. Now, however, Egypt’s efforts to convince Hamas and the other armed groups in Gaza to agree to a ceasefire while relinquishing some of their demands have borne fruit.

By INSS Shlomo Brom- Thursday, May 15, 2008 - Full Story

Christian Ministry to Disabled Drops its Code of Conduct Under Human Rights Tribunal Pressure

By Mark Westen,

KITCHENER, Ontario, May 12, 2008 ( - Christian Horizons, the non-profit, Christian charitable organization has dropped its requirement that employees sign their basic morality statement, in compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling against them.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story

Wilders Looks for European Allies, Suggests Reuniting Flanders and Netherlands

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch Freedom Party PVV and the maker of Fitna, a controversial movie about the Koran, is back in the Netherlands after a two-week vacation in Las Vegas. In an interview published today in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the largest newspaper in the Netherlands, Wilders said that his party will stand for election in the 2009 European elections and must consider allying itself with like-minded European parties. He also called for a reunification of Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium, and the Netherlands.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story

Vatican: It’s OK to Believe in Aliens

“Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space. Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world. The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God. The official Vatican newspaper headlines his article ‘Aliens Are My Brother’.” [BBC News Rome].

By Guest Column - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story

Belgium Accuses China of Cyberattacks

John E. Dunn, Techworld

It’s not just the U.S. and U.K. who are crying foul over China’s behavior in cyberspace—now the government of tiny Belgium has accused hackers from the country of targeting its systems.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story

Two Polish Holocaust heroes

Michael Madejski (left) and Dr. Jerzy WaleszkowskiNew York, N.Y. .. Michael Madejski (left) and Dr. Jerzy Waleszkowski were Polish boy scouts who found little time for arts and crafts after Germany invaded Poland in 1939 to start World War II and the Holocaust.

Instead, they joined Poland’s underground resistance, the Armia Krajowa, and spent most of their time fighting the German army of occupation.

By Frank Milewski Frank Milewski- Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story

This Means War

Hezbollah is now in control of Lebanon.

By Ted Belman - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story