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The coming takeover of Europe The Coming Muslim Takeover of Europe June 3rd, 2006 [Book review of While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West From Within by Bruce Bawer; published February of 2006; 237 pages; $23.95] This stunner of a book about Continental Islam has two main themes. The first is that Europe has a horrific Muslim immigration and reproduction problem. European Muslims are expanding their numbers almost exponentially, and they are not being assimilated or integrated into European culture. This radically new and explosive demographic, according to the author, is not being converted to Western liberalism or adopting Western life-styles. While Europe Slept argues that while Europe is currently only about ten percent Islamic-vs. two percent for America-if present trends continue it will only take a generation or two for Muslims to become the majority. The once-noble Continent will become what intellectual fellow-traveler Bat Ye'or in 2005 called

A tale of two Khans - Feroze and Amir

By Ashok Chowgule Two of the Khans of the film world made statements that were deemed to be controversial. One issue died down almost as quickly as it was raised, the other lingered. The first statement was made by Feroz Khan in Pakistan. The occasion was the official release of an Indian film in Pakistan after a long time. Official because such films are banned by the government, but the pirated versions were doing good business. As per a report in a Pakistani publication, the anchor of the show asked a 'sensitive question' to Manisha Koirala and when she 'squirmed', the anchor 'sarcastically offered to change the subject.' Feroz Khan could not absorb what was going on, and so he said: "We have a Muslim President and Sikh Prime Minister in India, but in Pakistan Muslims kill Muslims." This was supposed to be a controversial statement. The second statement was made by Amir Khan in India, when he said that he supported the programme of Nar

Major Policy Shift for U.S. over Diplomatic Contact with Iran

SOURCE: Global Insight Perspective After almost three decades of diplomatic hostilities, the U.S. administration yesterday announced the unthinkable and pledged to participate in direct multi-party talks with Iran, should the latter renounce its uranium enrichment activities; Iran's most immediate response has been to reject the U.S. conditions. Significance Despite three years of negotiations over the Iranian nuclear crisis, the world powers have been unable to wean the Islamic Republic off its controversial atomic programme; the U.S. offer of talks is by far the most important development aimed at resolving the long-running crisis. Implications However, the U.S. offer is not as dramatic as it first appears. Given Iran's insistence that its nuclear programme is 'irreversible', the likelihood that the U.S. announcement will radically alter the course of current diplomatic efforts to coax Iran away from the most sensitive aspects of its nuclear activities remains

IB chief told Sudarshan: you and RSS under threat

2 weeks ago, in quiet meeting, IB chief told Sudarshan: you and RSS under threat Shishir Gupta / Stavan Desai NEW DELHI, nagpur, June 1:On May 15, exactly a fortnight before today’s terror attack bid at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur, RSS Sarsanghchalak K S Sudarshan had an unusual visitor at the Sangh shivir in Dombivili in Mumbai’s outskirts. He was Director, Intelligence Bureau, E S L Narasimhan, who had quietly flown in from Delhi. While the UPA government is tight-lipped about the meeting, the DIB went to Mumbai to inform Sudarshan that the RSS headquarters and he, personally, were under threat from Islamic fundamentalists. Cleared at the highest levels including National Security Advisor M K Narayanan, Narasimhan is said to have apprised Sudarshan of the fact that Central agencies were upgrading his security as well as that of the Nagpur headquarters. Top government sources told The Indian Express that Narasimhan was flown to brief Sudarshan as intelligence inputs fr

6,000 soldiers for Amarnath security

Web posted at: 6/3/2006 7:50:11 Source ::: IANS Jammu • The government is sending 50 additional companies of paramilitary forces to Jammu and Kashmir to augment the security cover for the forthcoming Amarnath pilgrimage, undertaken by thousands of Hindus every year. Official sources disclosed that 50 companies or approximately 6,000 men would be manning the main routes leading to the cave-shrine nestled at the height of 13,500 feet above sea level in South Kashmir. The shrine is accessible by a traditional route from Pahlgam, involving a trek of 46km, passing through the highest point of Mahagunus pass at the height of 14,500 feet. It can also be accessed through a shorter route via Baltal on the Srinagar-Leh highway. The fear of possible terrorist strikes on the Amarnath pilgrimage has risen following a spate of attacks on tourists in the Kashmir valley. Five tourists were killed and more than 60 injured in the four grenade explosions within a span of 10 days — May 22 to 31.

Exodus of Trained Indian Airforce Pilots

Exodus of pilots from Indian Air Force has increased over the years both after or before completion of the terms of contract before age of superannuation Below are details of the pilots with rank and flying hours who had quit the service during the last three years. The details of the pilots who have been released from the service during the last three years (from January 2003 to April 2006) are as indicated below: Flying Officer - 01 Flight Lieutenant - 18 Squadron Leader - 31 Wing Commander - 166 Group Captain - 55 Air Commodore - 03 Air Vice Marshal - 01 Total - 275 Most of the pilots who have been released from service had completed more than 1000 flying hours. The cost involved in training of an IAF pilot is given below:- (a) Ex-NDA Cadets: (i) Fighter aircraft - Rs. 885.18 lakh (ii) Transport aircraft - Rs. 368.11 lakh (iii) Helicopters - Rs. 235.69 lakh (b) Non-NDA Cadets: (i) Fighter aircraft - Rs. 886.3 lakh (ii) Transport aircraft - Rs. 369.23 lakh (iii) Helicopt


Baluchistan's Nawabzada or Prince, Mir Lashkari Khan Raisani in Quetta PAKISTAN: BALUCH TRIBAL PRINCE LOSES FAITH IN STATE Quetta, 1 June (AKI) - (by Syed Saleem Shahzad) - Home to Pakistan's largest gas and oil reserves, the volatile south-western province of Baluchistan is the key for Pakistan to become an economic power in the region. The government plans to eliminate the tribal system in the province by December 2006 and bring it under a series of municipal authorities. However, a six-month long campaign by the military to rein in the province's tribal rebels, who are demanding greater political and economic rights, appears to have achieved only one thing - lose the support of the tribal groups that were pro-establishment. One such tribal group that has now lost faith in Pakistan are the Raisanis. Unlike the warring Mari, Bugti and Mengal tribes, Raisanis have always be

Kunhallikutty had links with NDF 5/31/2006 4:50:59 AM HK Correspondent “Kunhallikutty had links with NDF”,This statement is not made by any BJP official nor by DGP of Kerala but by Sunni Yuvajana Sanghamam an organisation of Muslim youth in Kerala! It was in the editorial of their magazine they came out with this revealing comment.(The same was alleged by Hindu organisations since long time, especially after Maradu Massacre,but then it is sidelined by PseudoSeculars and Media as part of Sangh pariwar agenda! Now also they may come out supporting Kunhallikutty by saying that Sangh Pariwar must have infiltrated in this Muslim organisation) Now it is the time for IUML to do homework and see where it went wrong in appeasing the Muslim mass.The common readymade answer of all IUML sympathisers is that it is the relationship of IUML (claims to be another secular party) with terrorist organization behind the failure in elections.Youth league leaders are competing in issuing statements against the Isl

New technology could make target acquisition more accurate

by Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez Air Force Print News 5/26/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- At this moment, above Iraq and Afghanistan, American data sensors are collecting information and intelligence about what is happening on the ground. What happens to the data depends largely on a sensor's owner and its mission. The data could be reviewed immediately, or it could be stored for later use. What is for sure is that terabytes of information, wherever they come from, often go unused -- left on a secure hard drive until they are no longer relevant to anyone. The Air Force is now engaged in an experiment to take that data and make use of it the moment it comes off sensors. During the Northern Edge exercise this June in Alaska, the Air Force will test a system that does just that: the Global Net Centric Surveillance and Targeting, or GNCST, system. Called "Gun Coast" by those involved with the project, the system can take near real-time information from a nearly unlimited set o

New fuels system saving Air Force time, money

by Staff Sgt. Ryan Hansen 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/31/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Airmen here are refueling aircraft faster than ever before and doing it with fewer people, thanks to the next generation of fuels mobility support equipment. The new system is called Fuels Operational Readiness Capability Equipment, or FORCE. This equipment is making life easier for Airmen and saving the Air Force time and money across the board. “FORCE will become the standard in the (area of responsibility),” said Master Sgt. Stacy Baker, fuels management flight superintendent for the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. “It’s really making a big difference for us.” The fuels management flight provides all refueling support for the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, the Japanese Self Defense Force and the South Korean air force stationed here. They also supply all ground fuel support for the base. “The ops tempo here is relatively high,” Sergeant Baker said, “so

Industrial Riots Reveal Bangladesh's Crisis of Governance

SOURCE: Between May 20 and 24, the South Asian country of Bangladesh underwent the most severe and widespread industrial rioting in its history, as workers in its booming textile export industry torched 16 factories, ransacked 300 more and went on a general rampage, destroying cars, blocking roads, intimidating perceived adversaries and looting. As the rioting spread from the Gazipur industrial district throughout the textile belt and into the capital Dhaka, government security forces held back from making a decisive response, triggering a counter-demonstration by factory owners who sat cross-legged in Dhaka's main thoroughfare demanding that the army be brought in to quell the disorders on pain of indefinite plant closures. The violence peaked and seemed to be getting out of control on May 23 -- "Black Tuesday" -- finally impelling the government to deploy paramilitary forces, which succeeded in quieting down the situation. Meanwhile, negotiations

: Ethnic tensions and the regime’s last stand

Iran: Ethnic tensions and the regime’s last stand 6/1/2006 - By Sirvan Kaveh Amnesty International today expressed alarm at the cycle of violence in the Iranian province of Kordestan and neighbouring Kurdish areas There is little new about the most recent events taking place in the predominantly Azeri areas of northwestern Iran where “ethnic” protests have been rocking the region. The protests began in the city of Tabriz and quickly spread to Zanjan and Ardebil, and then to the nearby Kurdish city of Urmîye, where large populations of ethnic Azeris also live. Iran’s so-called Security Forces have opened fire on the protestors leaving at least 3 people dead. Many blame these protests on the recent publication of an insulting cartoon, which depicts the Azeri as a cockroach. However, these “ethnic” protests have more likely been another explosion of the forever escalating, ethnic tensions in Iran. Iran is composed of several ethnic groups from Azeris to Arabs, Baluc

Tiff between Government of Balochistan in Exile and BBC

LETTER FROM BBC: Dear Mr. Khan Baloch, While you are free to link or refer to a BBC article about your blog,could you please not use the BBC logo with any of your own graphics. You would agree it gives an impresson as if the BBC Urdu logo and your flagwere part of the same image. I would be grateful if you made the necessary change. best waheed mirza RESPONSE FROM GOB(EXILE): Dear Mr. Mirza, Thank you for your email. We value your concerns, but we don't believe that the image used on our blog gives an impression as if the BBC Urdu service graphics and our flag were part of the same image. We trust that our readers have enough common sense and intelligence to decipher the image, and not err in believing that BBC and GOB(Exile) have joined forces to wage a "War of Words" against Pakistan. You would agree that Ms. Ayesha Tanzeem's article is critical of GOB's credentials. So, any reference that we make or offer any web links on our bl

LOK PARITRAN IN BANGALORE : Its stand on Reservation

Lok Paritran has arrived in Bangalore to kick off its nationwide expansion campaign. The national working committee of Lok Paritran held a press conference yesterday to announce their arrival in Bangalore to set up their Karnataka headquarters in Bangalore. This is the first step of their national drive to set up offices in all the states. The national working committee candidly fielded numerous questions from the attendant press persons. The dominant issue was of course the issue of reservation in higher education institutions. Chandrashekar, the national general secretary elucidate the position of the party on reservation. “It is clear from our ideology that we are against reservation as a concept. It has been clear from the beginning that practically the only driving force behind the reservation policy in our country is vote bank politics and not the intention to empower and uplift the oppressed and downtrodden sections of society. Reservation only propagates the caste system tha

Iranian Intelligence Psychological war against the Iranian Resistance

The Iranian regime is beset at present by a sharp rise in anti-government protests inside the country and growing regional and international isolation over its export of terrorism and nuclear ambitions. The ruling theocracy’s top officials openly blame the main Iranian opposition party, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI), as being the cause of many of the problems facing their regime. Here are a few examples: A joint meeting of senior officials of the judiciary and intelligence agencies in Tehran took place to find ways of dealing with the serious crises facing the Islamic Republic. Jamal Shafii, Deputy Minister of Intelligence and Security, presented the assessment of the MOIS (Iran’s notorious secret police – ed.) about the nuclear issue, the situation in Iraq, and the state of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (PMOI), and undlerlined the importance of coordination between the judiciary and the intelligence agencies in the current state of the country. (semi-official Fars News Agency, April