Freedom of Speech | Hamed Abdel Samad, Political Scientist and Author
Freedom of Speech / Islam

Freedom of Speech | Hamed Abdel Samad, Political Scientist and Author

“What should they do with with somebody like me who was learning the Koran since he was three years old. Who speaks perfect Arabic. Who has a father who was an imam. And, who spent, basically spent most of his life studying this book and trying to understand it. ”

“Why should a writer be sitting in front state attorney to justify his opinion about an historic figure…. I’m calling for equality, equality of every human being in rights and in duties. If you have the same rights, if you can citicise Jesus and Moses or any other figure, if we can have a movie like “Life of Brian” which is a wonderful movie than we should be have a comedy about Muhammed…But this equality between human beings doesn’t mean automatically equality among all cultures…Human beings are equal but cultures are not equal. There are death cults; you cannot equate them with a culture that respects human life and human rights.” Continue reading

NATO – backed Kosovo Albanian Warlord ‘President’ Hashim Thaçi indicted on war crimes
"Kosovars" / Al Qaeda / Albania / Bill Clinton / Clinton Crimes / Deutschland / European Union / Germany / Greater Albania / Joe Biden / Kosovo / Madeline Albright / NATO / Serbia / War Criminals

NATO – backed Kosovo Albanian Warlord ‘President’ Hashim Thaçi indicted on war crimes

The indictment is for a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearance, persecution and torture. It says the group is criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders, and notes that the victims were Serbs, Kosovo Albanians and other ethnicities, and included political opponents.

Wednesday’s statement makes it clear that the pre-trial judge had not yet confirmed the charges, but the prosecutor’s office said it was taking the unusual step of making the charges public before that point because of Thaçi’s repeated efforts to “obstruct and undermine” the court’s work. Continue reading

The German Kaiser’s African Death Camps –  a blueprint for Nazi genocide
Africa / Deutschland / genocide / Germany / Shark Island

The German Kaiser’s African Death Camps – a blueprint for Nazi genocide

“…the Herero and the Nama did not prove quite as ‘inferior’ as the German occupiers thought. For years they stubbornly resisted being driven off their lands into the desert to die, despite huge loss of life at the hands of the Schutztruppe (colonial army) and their ‘cleansing patrols’.

But by 1905 the survivors were weary and weakened. The final straw came when the Kaiser issued an imperial decree expropriating the African lands.

Most of the Africans surrendered and were rounded up into concentration camps to build the colony’s new railways – gruelling work where men were routinely beaten and women workers systematically raped. on one section of the line, two-thirds of the prisoners died in 18 months.” Continue reading