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Video Of Saddam Hussein’s Execution

I actualy got what Saddam was saying he was resiting a Prayer as his last word’s though they did not let him finish they hung him before he can make out the name Mahommad and Allah.
The Prayer itself is Called:
The Shahada, which is:

“Ashadu ana La ilaha ilallah, wa ashadu ana Muhammad al Rasul Allah.”

This means: “I bear witness that there is no God but God, and I bear witness that Muhammad was his final messenger.”

They Pulled the Trap door before he finished.

Saddam’s Execution Full Video

Saddam executed in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Some Arab media, including state-run Iraqiya television, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya and the U.S.-financed Al-Hurra, reported about an hour before daylight Saturday (about 10 p.m. EST Friday) that Saddam had been executed.

There was no confirmation from the Iraqi government.

A U.S. judge on Friday refused to stop Saddam’s execution, rejecting a last-minute court challenge.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said U.S. courts do not have jurisdiction to interfere in another country’s judicial process. The ruling can be appealed, but it was issued within an hour of the time Iraqi officials said they expected the execution to be carried out.

Saddam and others were convicted of murder in the killings of 148 Shiite Muslims from an Iraqi town where assassins tried to kill Saddam in 1982.

 “Even if they put me in hellfire, God forgive me … I would say, ‘Fine, for the sake of Iraq.’ And I will not cry, for my heart is full of belief.”

R.I.P. – Inshallah

Thousands protest Pope’s visit to Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters

More than 20,000 Muslims in Istanbul on Sunday staged the biggest protest so far against Pope Benedict’s trip to Turkey as Islamic opposition to this week’s controversial visit gathered momentum.

Benedict, due to begin his first official visit to a Muslim country next Tuesday, angered many Muslims in September with a speech they took as an insult to Islam.

Youths wearing headbands with Islamic scripts, beating drums and waving Turkish red and white flags chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) in the peaceful rally.

“I cannot remain silent when the Prophet Mohammad is insulted. I love him more than myself,” said Husamettin Aycan Alp, 25, a science student from Izmir in western Turkey.

He said Roman Catholic cardinals chose this pope last year “because he is against Islam and are concerned Islam is spreading in Europe.”

The four-day visit is billed as an opportunity to heal wounds with the Muslim world after the Pope quoted a Byzantine emperor saying Islam was violent and irrational. He has said he did not share that view.

Speaking in the Vatican on Sunday, Benedict said he wanted the visit to show his “esteem and sincere friendship” for Turkey and its people.

A visit to Istanbul’s famous Blue Mosque was added to the Pope’s itinerary at the last minute, a move seen as an attempt at further reconciliation with the Muslim world.

His predecessor, Pope John Paul II, made the first visit by a pontiff to a mosque during a trip to Damascus in 2001. Pope John Paul paid the last papal visit to Turkey in 1979.

PROTEST AGAINST CRUSADERS

The Islamist Felicity party organising the protest under the banner “against the crusader alliance” — a reference to the crusaders who crossed Anatolia 1,000 years ago on their way to Jerusalem — had expected an attendance of at least 75,000.

“Muslims don’t want the Pope in their lands. Look at the suffering which they spread in Palestine, Iraq and Chechnya. I link this to Christianity,” said Ferdi Borekci, a 28-year-old architect.

Before becoming Pope, Benedict annoyed Turks by speaking out against Turkey’s bid to join the European Union, saying it did not belong there because of its religion and culture.

Turkey’s ruling AK Party government has kept a low profile in preparations for this visit, with talks still ongoing as to whether Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, a pious Muslim, will meet him before heading off to a NATO summit in Riga.

With presidential and parliamentary elections due next year the AK Party, which has roots in political Islam, must balance a rise in nationalism as well as their support base among conservative Muslims.

Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül, who will be absent during the Pope’s visit, played down the controversy.

“We hope this visit will help eliminate misunderstandings between Muslims and Christians,” Gul told a news conference.

“His message will be very important.”

Turkey plans tight security measures for the Pope, whose trip takes in the capital Ankara, Istanbul — formerly Constantinople — and the site where the Virgin Mary is believed to have lived and died near Izmir on the Aegean coast.

Cultural Learnings of Arabia for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of U S and A

Al-Jazeera English Hits Airwaves

Islamonine.net & News Agencies 

DOHA — Ten years after changing the face of Arab television reporting by breaking taboos, the giant Al-Jazeera network launched on Wednesday, November 15, an English-speaking channel with a heavyweight cast of presenters and the ambition to compete with Western broadcasting giants.

“Al-Jazeera English channel will sit up the news agenda,” anchors Shiulie Ghosh and Sami Zeidan said launching the long-awaited channel’s broadcasting.

Broadcasting from the ultra-sophisticated Doha studios, it began with a news bulletin featuring reports from Gaza, Sudan’s Darfur region, Tehran, China and Brazil.

Al-Jazeera English will initially have 12 hours of live programming, which it plans to boost to 24 hours on January 1.

It broadcasts from studios in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, with offices in 20 other countries and employs some 800 people of 55 different nationalities.

At least two Israeli journalists are among staff covering Israel.

Among its prominent starts is BBC veteran Sir David Frost, the only person to have interviewed the last seven US presidents and the last six British prime ministers.

Al-Jazeera English, only renamed on Tuesday from Al-Jazeera International, hopes to reach a potential audience of 80 million viewers by cable and satellite, mostly in Asia, Africa and Europe.

But the channel said on Tuesday it would not be available on cable in the United States for at least a year as “there is no free space for us on the US cable network.”

Arabic television Al-Jazeera, which began broadcasting in 1996 with staff largely drawn from the BBC’s short-lived Arabic television, gained world fame through its exclusive reporting of the US military intervention in Afghanistan in late 2001.

Known for its forthright style, frank journalism, quality programs, independence and willingness to discuss taboo issues, Al-Jazeera is the most-watched channel in the Arab world.

Alternative View

The new offshoot of the Doha-based news network comes to give a new perspective of news to English speakers around the world who are looking for an alternative to CNN and the BBC.

“Launching the English channel offers the chance to reach out to a new audience that is used to hearing the name of Al-Jazeera without being able to watch it or to understand its language,” said network general director Wadah Khanfar.

“One of our goals is to reverse the flow of information to the south,” he said, adding that the Middle East and developing nations have not had a voice of their own.

The channel is being beamed to an Asian region which is booming and hungry for news, industry experts say.

Kuala Lumpur is the regional headquarters for the international broadcaster’s Asian operations, a market of three billion people of which about one-third are Muslims.

“Asia is booming. And the interest for news is strong,” said Allan Williams, managing editor with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), stressing that the time was ripe for Al-Jazeera to launch in the region.

“Asia is a huge market. India, Pakistan, China and the 10 ASEAN countries offer huge market potential for Al-Jazeera.”

Al-Jazeera English’s managing director Nigel Parsons, a Briton who formerly worked for the BBC, said he was confident of their success in Asia.

“Yes, we want to provide an alternate view. We want to bring a different perspective. Kuala Lumpur is an important broadcast center,” he said.

“We want to look at the world from an Asian perspective.”

Editorial Policy

The new baby of Al-Jazeera network is aware of the sensitivities of some controversial words for the western audience.

“Al-Jazeera English’s audience will be different from ours,” the mother channel’s editor-in-chief, Ahmed al-Sheikh, said earlier this month.

“But we will coordinate our editorial policy through daily meetings in order to agree on, among others, controversial terms such as ‘martyrs’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘resistance’ in the coverage of regional conflicts,” he said.

The giant channel is attempting to immediately establish its credentials as a balanced network.

Al-Jazeera English showed a snippet of an interview with Hamas political supremo Khaled Meshaal and said it would later air an interview with Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres.

The Arab news empire is well known for angering leaders in both the West and the Arab world.

Washington has accused Al-Jazeera of being a mouthpiece for extremists, notably in Iraq, where the channel has been banned from reporting since 2004.

Britain’s Daily Mirror has cited on November 22 a Downing Street memo marked “Top Secret” saying that US President George W. Bush planned to bomb the pan-Arab satellite channel in 2004, but he was talked out of the idea by British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Turkish Crimes Against Humanity

THE GREEK HOLOCAUST OF THRACE
ASIA MINOR AND PONTOS

What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia, unto Ephesus and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira and unto Sardis and unto Philadelphia and unto Laodicea. (Apoc. I11).

The seven churches, the seven torches of light of the Greek-Christian civilization are no longer burning. The land of Asia Minor, an area where for 3000 years Greek civilization flourished is now being trampled by foreign invaders: the Turks.

The Turks invaded Asia Minor in two waves: The Seljuks were first at the end of the 11th century and the Ottomans came later, at the beginning of the l3th century.

Using indiscriminately force, murder, genocide, and Turcification they managed to hold on to a foreign land expelling or exterminating its natural residents: Greeks, Armenians, Kurds, and Arabs.

In the 8th century, the Oguz Turks, a semi-savage nomadic people moved westward from their homeland in Mongolia, and settled in what is today West Turkestan.

The Seljuks, a sect of the Oguz Turks, moved further in the direction of Persia and today’s Iraq, where they served as mercenaries for the caliphs of Baghdad.

From this encounter with the advanced Persian and Arab civilizations, they enriched their poor vocabulary, adopted the Arabic script and became Muslims retaining simultaneously their warring nomad characteristics.

Their king, Alp Arslan (1063-1072), unified the various Seljuk factions, invaded Armenia, and sacked its capital of Ani in 1064. After that he and his armies invaded Byzantium and following the critical battle at Manzikert (1071) where the Byzantines were defeated, the Seljuks occupied a large part of the Asia Minor provinces of Byzantium. Previous to the invasion, there was not a single Turk living in these provinces.

In this foreign, for the Turks land there were thus established a number of Seljuk controlled emirates.

After a short period of time the Byzantines and the Crusaders dissolved nearly all of these emirates, except one whose capital was Iconium. This had been named as the Sultanate of Roum in other words the land of the Romans, as was the official title of the Greek Byzantine Empire, which was a continuation and succession of the Eastern Roman Empire.

The raids by Genghis Khan’s (1167-1227) Mongols forced another Turkish tribe, led by Suleyman-Shah, to abandon Turkistan and to head towards the west. This group tried to settle in Eastern Asia Minor, but the Armenians and Kurds ousted them. In an attempt to cross the Euphrates river, their leader was drowned and buried there, which ever since has been known as Turk-mezari, or the tomb of the Turk. A title which is indicative of how alien the Turks were in these areas.

The tribe then moved toward the Sultanate of Roum where it settled often assuming the role of border-guards. Suleyman’s grandson, Osman, (1259-1326), took over the title of Sultan from the Seljuks and he gave his name to the Turkish people: The Ottomans.

The leaders of the Osmanlis quickly realized that since they comprised a minority of conquerors it would be difficult for them to control the occupied lands, and simultaneously to pursue further conquests without taking certain special measures!

Thus, they decided to adopt and apply harsh methods previously unknown to the whole world. Methods, which were never repeated again by another nation on earth. The primary measures taken were as follows:

They declared their state a warrior or Gazi state. In other words, a state that was bound to declare holy war (Jihad) against the non-believers. This way, they were able to bring together all kinds of adventurers, who were willing to fight either for ideological reasons, or for just the spoils of the war.


They adopted the inhumane measure of forcibly recruiting young Christian children. In other words, they forcibly took male children of the enslaved Christian families (mainly Greeks. and later also Armenians Bulgarians, Albanians and Serbs), and brought them up in special camps They conditioned them to become fanatic Turks and relentless killers to their own people. These children would grow up to believe that their father was the Sultan and that if they were to die in battle they would go to heaven. Thus, because of this New Army, or Janissaries, (Yeni-ceri in Turkish) the Turks continued to pursue their conquests.

They slaughtered systematically millions of Asia Minor’s inhabitants, in order to change the ethnic character of the land. It has been estimated that during the seven centuries of Turkish presence in Asia Minor several millions of Greeks, at least two-three million Armenians and hundreds of thousands of Kurds, Syrians, but also Serbs, and Bulgarians in Europe, were systematically massacred. In the 20th century alone, it has been estimated that approximately 1,5 million Armenians and more than 1 million Greeks were exterminated.

In this manner, the Turks managed to hold on to Asia Minor, a foreign land for them, where Greek civilizations had flourished for 2.000 years before the appearance of the Turks.The Turks just destroyed these civilizations and unfortunately did not even try to take advantage of its accomplishments.

In two previous occasions the Greek people contributed in civilizing their conquerors, as was the case with the Romans and the Franks. One must possess a cultural identity to be able to absorb what is creative and good from other civilizations. Unfortunately, the conquering Turks lacked such an identity.

The Turks also failed to administer their subject peoples within the Ottoman Empire. There were no laws in the civilized sense of the word. The Sultan’s word was the law in the capital and arbitrary rule of local representatives was the law in the provinces. The property, honor, and life of the conquered were completely at the mercy of the occasional Turkish official.

The only bond that kept the multiethnic empire together was the crude use of force-ultimately the butchery-of the rulers. Slaughter was the rule without concern for innocence or guilt.

Under these conditions the Turkish administration was truly detestable to all the subject people who suffered and patiently waited for each opportunity to throw off the Ottoman yoke.

The Turks failed to assimilate the various nationalities within their empire. They could not also administer them efficiently, not even control the economy because commerce and industry was left in the hands of the Greeks, Armenians and Jews, while the Turks kept busy with governing and simultaneously exploiting the profits while terrorizing the inhabitants.

For the enslaved people to be finally liberated from their rulers there took place a series of revolutions, which led to the establishment of independent states. In 1908 the Young Turk revolution forced the Sultan to grant a constitution to the remnants of the Ottoman Empire.

In spite of the apparent liberalism of the formally bourgeois revolution, which was spearheaded by the military without the participation of the people, there continued to develop additional centrifugal tendencies as they did in the times of the Sultan’s despotism. For those nations still within the Empire whose fellow nationals had established independent states, e. g. the Greeks- it was natural for them to seek union with their free compatriots. Those peoples still within the Empire that had not attained separate statehood, e.g. the Armenians, and the Kurds, focused all their energies towards the attainment of self-determination and the establishment of autonomous national homelands.

The Young Turks sought to rid themselves of troublesome non-Turkish ethnic groups so that they could build a homogeneous Turkish state and so they could avoid further mutilation of Turkish controlled territory in areas where non-Turks were in the majority, such as Eastern Thrace,

Western Asia Minor and Pontos, where the Greeks were in the majority, Eastern Asia Minor where the Armenians were in the majority and, Southeastern Asia Minor where the Kurds were in the majority.

Thus, the supposedly liberal and constitutionally oriented Young Turks returned to the usual Sultanic abrasiveness and brutality, which now became much more organized and systematic and assumed genocidal proportions.

The massacres were premeditated: It was decided that the Ottomanisation of all Turkish citizens, which never succeeded through persuasion, had to be done by the force of arms.

This was stated in the L o n d o n T i m e s on the 3rd of October 1911 summarizing the proceedings of the Council of Union and Progress (The Young Turks).

At first, the persecutions took place against the Greeks, made under the pretext of the Balkan Wars (1912-1913). Persecution took the form of lootings, expulsions and murders. After the wars, persecution continued even more intensively, to the point where on the 25 of May 1914 the Ecumenical Patriarchate was forced to declare that the Orthodox Church was under attack.

The Patriarchate, further, in a show of protest and mourning, suspended the activities of Greek churches and Greek schools throughout Turkey.

After the declaration of World War I, the Turks found the perfect opportunity to organize more effectively the massacres against ethnic minorities, so that they could finally transform their empire into a homogeneous nation-state.

Prominent officers of the Young Turks movement, while serving as members of the government, organized the expulsion of the inhabitants as well as the lootings and massacres that were perpetrated against them. Specifically, Talaat Pasha, minister of the interior, was prominent as the mastermind of the pogroms. However, the entire Turkish state administration participated in the organization and the execution of the extermination program.

They began with the genocide of the Armenians, who did not possess a state, which would rush to their aid and followed it up with mass expulsions and massacres of the Greeks. The victims of this period are over 2.5 million people of which 1.5 million were Armenians. In the chronological Index one can see detailed figures regarding the persecution of the Greeks of Asia Minor, Thrace and Pontos.

After the end of World War I, the Allies recognized that the Turkish government could not protect the property, honor, and life of the Greeks in the Ottoman Empire.

They assigned to Greece the responsibility to administer Eastern Thrace and the Smyrna district. This arrangement was contained in the Treaty of Sevres. Simultaneously, there was established a separate and independent Pontian state.

In 1920, Alexander Millerand, president of the Supreme Allied Council stated: The Turkish government not only failed in its duty to protect its non-Turkish citizens from the looting, violence and murders, but there are many indications that the Turkish government itself was responsible for directing and organizing the most cruel attacks against the populations, which it was supposed to protect. For these reasons, the Allied powers have decided to liberate from the Turkish yoke all the lands where the majority of the people were non-Turks.

The Turkish government signed the Treaty of Sevres but Mustafa Kemal refused to recognize it.

After 40 long months of war, during which Kemal’s forces secured considerable foreign assistance, the Greek military front in Anatolia collapsed.

The Turks reoccupied Asia Minor and entered Smyrna on September 8, 1922. In Smyrna, in the meantime, there was an influx of refugees from various parts of Asia Minor. And the conquering Turks set the city on fire and unleashed the last phase of the genocide against the Greeks and Armenians.

These were moments of unbelievable horror. The pier turned red by the blood of the victims. The bishop of Smyrna Chrysostomos was publicly ridiculed and then slaughtered. Events were too horrible to even describe. The American Consul in Smyrna, George Horton, gives a detailed and objective picture of the chilling Turkish crimes in his book
T h e B l i g h t o f A s i a (Indianapolis: Bobb and Merryl, 1925).

The Treaty of Lausanne ended the Greek-Turkish war and imposed the unjust and mandatory exchange of 300,000 Turks from Greece for the 1,400,000 Greeks that survived the holocaust.

The Greek refugees of Asia Minor, without being consulted had to give up their ancestral homes to the Turks, after almost 4,000 years of glorious and productive history.

Through the unjust actions of massacre and persecution of Greeks and Armenians, the contemporary Turkish state was thus created. It was a state founded on crime, the state about which French prime minister George Clemanceau said on the 25th of June, 1919: We do not find even one example in Europe, Asia, or Africa, where the imposition of Turkish sovereignty had not been followed by a decline in material prosperity, and by the impoverishment of its culture. Also there does not exist one example where liberation from Turkish control was not followed by the advancement of material prosperity and an improvement of the cultural level. Whether dealing with Christians or Muslims, the Turk has managed to bring destruction wherever he conquered. The Turk has never been able to develop in peace that which he won through conquest.

On the 26th of November 1979, the New York Times wrote quite characteristically: According to the most recent statistics, the Christian population in Turkey was diminished from (4.500.000) at the beginning of this century to just about 150,000. Of those, the Greeks are no more than 7,000 yet, in 1923 they were as many as 1, 2 millions (After the massacres of many hundreds of thousands).

Even though human justice has not yet punished the Turks, we believe that there is a Divine Justice to which the Turks will sooner or later be answerable.

NATO Unaffected By Turkey-France Military Row: Officials

NATO UNAFFECTED BY TURKEY-FRANCE MILITARY ROW: OFFICIALS

Agence France Presse — English November 16, 2006 Thursday

NATO’s operations will not be affected by a decision by the Turkish army to suspend its military relations with France, officials at the defence alliance said Thursday.

Turkish army chief General Ilker Basbug made the announcement late Wednesday in retaliation to a French parliamentary bill which would make it a crime to deny that the World War I massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks constituted genocide.

“It’s a bilateral issue. It won’t affect their relations at NATO,” an official in Brussels said. Both French and Turkish troops were operating in Kabul, he added.

“They’re there today,” he stressed. French and Turkish troops operate side-by-side in the Afghan capital, under the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), combatting a fierce insurgency by Taliban rebels.

However, General Basbug told reporters in Ankara that high-level visits between the two countries had stopped, according to the Turkey’s semi-official Anatolia news agency.

Turkey has warned that bilateral ties will suffer a great blow if France adopts the bill, which foresees one year in jail for anyone who denies that Armenians were the victims of genocide by Ottoman Turks between 1915-17.

The bill was approved by the lower house of the French parliament last month but still needs the approval of the Senate and the president to take effect.

Armenians claim up to 1.5 million of their people were slaughtered in orchestrated killings during the last years of the Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey’s predecessor.

But Turkey rejects the use of the term “genocide”, saying some 300,000 Armenians died when the Ottoman Empire fell apart, but at least as many Turks did too. ”

This doesn’t concern NATO,” a diplomat at the military organisation agreed. “We don’t foresee any difficulties in the NATO sphere. There won’t be any impact on the functioning of the Alliance”.

Top military officers from NATO and Partner nations were completing two days of talks in Brussels Thursday, two weeks ahead of a NATO Summit in Riga, to shape and inform military advice for the North Atlantic Council.

Turkish Article 301

I am not one to keep silent when I see something wrong. So, today, I am writing to ask that you speak out with me on an issue that’s really important.Right now, in Turkey, there is a law called Article 301 that makes it a crime to say or write anything deemed to be “un-Turkish”. Journalists, writers and many others who are vocal are facing trials under this law. In fact this year’s Nobel Prize winner for literature, Orhan Pamuk escaped conviction on a technicality for his mention of the 1 million Armenians living in Turkey who were murdered in the first part of the 20th century.The Turkish Government is not alone in repressing speech. In the Sudan today tens of thousands have been killed and millions more have been driven from their homes. The Sudanese Government will not acknowledge the extent of the tragedy and refuses to protect its own people. Journalists, writers and many others have been jailed for speaking out.I ask that you join me and other Amnesty International members to stand up for free speech. Please send an email to the Turkish government now demanding that they uphold the right to free speech and repeal Article 301 of the penal code. In addition to speaking out against Article 301, I ask that you also take action through Amnesty and demand the protection of the men, women and children in the Sudan.Amnesty’s e-mail actions really do work. In the past 45 years Amnesty has helped not only to release over 45,000 prisoners of conscience but have also helped to both change and abolish unfair laws like Article 301.As a member of Amnesty International, I know I am helping to change the course of history and by taking action, so can you.Thanks for speaking out for human rights!
Peace,
Serj Tankian of System of a Down
Co-Founder of Axis of Justice