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Deadly gun battle in Gaza mosque

August 15, 2009 Leave a comment

There is something amusing when islamists engage in killing each other, the strange thing is that our own home based islamists seem to ignore the fact that islamist muslims kill muslims therefore we can’t expect to see homicidal bombers employed to attack like minded islamists!  So you have one bunch of criminal cutthroats killing as many as possible as the other.

BBC NEWS: “At least 13 people have been killed and at least 85 injured in a fierce gun battle in Gaza, emergency services say.Eyewitnesses say hundreds of Hamas fighters and policemen surrounded a mosque where followers of a radical Islamist cleric were holed up.Hamas fired rocket-propelled grenades at the mosque and stormed the leader’s house in Rafah, near the Egypt border.It is thought that at least 100 supporters of the al-Qaeda-linked group, Jund Ansar Allah, were inside…”

President Barak Obama’s Cairo Speech – The Lede Blog – NYTimes.com

The entire video of President Barak Obama’s speech to the muslim world in Cairo today:

NEW YORK TIMES: “The White House has made the complete video of President Barack Obama’s address to the Muslim world from Cairo, this morning available on their YouTube channel.”

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Barack Obama set for keynote Egypt speech

BBC NEWS: “US President Barack Obama has arrived in Egypt, where he will deliver a much-anticipated speech on the second leg of his tour of the Middle East and Europe.Correspondents say it will avoid specific proposals but instead focus on improving ties with the Islamic world.As Mr Obama arrived in Egypt, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the US was still “deeply hated” in the Middle East.Earlier, Mr Obama held talks in Riyadh with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia…”

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President Barak Obama aims to repair U.S. image in Muslim world: CNN

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I suppose this visit will see the extension of the new Obama doctrine of reconciliation with the muslim world (Image: Cairo, Egypt).:

(CNN) — President Obama travels to the Middle East on Tuesday in an effort to repair a damaged U.S. image — and seemingly reset relations with the Muslim world.

President Obama will give a crucial speech in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday.

It’s a process that has been in the works since his first week in office.

“My job is to communicate the fact that the United States has a stake in the well-being of the Muslim world, that the language we use has to be a language of respect,” Obama said in a January interview with Al-Arabiya television network. “I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries.”

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President Barak Obama and the Middle East: BBC.

Heavy Battles Raging With Taliban in Pakistan – NYTimes.com

The New York Times has an article by  By CARLOTTA GALLand SALMAN MASOOD bringing us up to date on the Pakistan army’s battles with the Taliban:

NEW YORK TIMES: “ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Heavy fighting raged for a third day in Pakistan’s northwest on Thursday as civilians flooded from the area and the Pakistani military reported some gains in pushing back Taliban insurgents…”

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Gordon Brown urges firmer Pakistan links: BBC NEWS.

April 27, 2009 Leave a comment

BBC NEWS: “Gordon Brown has called for a “stronger relationship” between the UK and Pakistan to fight the threat posed by extremism and terrorism. Speaking in Islamabad, the prime minister said a “strategic dialogue on all the issues” was needed.Mr Brown, standing beside Pakistani PM Yusuf Raza Gilani, pledged £10m to fight extremism in the country.Earlier, Pakistan’s president pulled out of a joint news conference, amid tensions over recent anti-terror raids.Sources suggest Asif Zardari was unhappy with the fallout from operations in the UK earlier this month, in which 11 Pakistani nationals were arrested.Mr Brown still met the president but his press conference instead took place with Mr Gilani, with whom he also held talks…”

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