Teacher on Run From Islam Threats

Religion Of Peace? What happen to Freedom of Expression? and Freedom of Speech?

Philosophers demand help for teacher on run from Islam threats

INTELLECTUALS are rallying around a philosophy teacher forced into hiding after he wrote an article describing the Prophet Muhammad as a ruthless warlord and mass murderer.

Robert Redeker, a writer who teaches at a lycée near Toulouse, has been under police protection, moving between secret addresses, since threats against him appeared on Islamist websites last week. His home address was published with calls to murder. “You will never feel secure on this earth. One billion, 300 million Muslims are ready to kill you,” one message said. One threat came from a contributor to al- Hesbah, an internet forum that is viewed as a channel for al-Qaeda. Despite the threats the Government has offered M Redeker, 52, only limited support.

More than 20 stars of the French intellectual world appealed yesterday to the Government to do more to help. They included the philosophers Bernard-Henri Lévy, Alain Finkielkraut and André Glucksmann. M Redeker, who is on the editorial board of Les Temps Modernes, a review founded by Jean-Paul Sartre, has said that he cannot afford to pay for his accommodation and other costs in hiding.

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Islamic Fundamentalists Threat to Turkey

President Ahmet Necdet Sezer Talking Sense…?

ANKARA, Oct 1: Turkey’s president warned on Sunday of a continued fundamentalist threat to his country and said the military, the traditional guardians of the secular system, must be kept powerful.

President Ahmet Necdet Sezer was speaking at the formal opening of the legislative year, his last address to parliament before he steps down as president in May 2007.

His words appeared to be aimed at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, which has Islamic roots, and against the European Union which has been pressurising Turkey to curb the military’s powers.

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Update: Pakistani prison asks for fresh date to hang Briton

Musharraf rejects execution plea of Briton

ISLAMABAD: The family of a British man due to be executed in Pakistan have received a bitter blow in their campaign to spare his life.

Mirza Tahir Hussain’s family have pleaded with Pakistan President, General Pervez Musharraf to stop him from being hanged for murdering a taxi driver 18 years ago. But President Musharraf has rejected their pleas for a pardon.

Mr Hussain was cleared of the crime by the criminal system but a separate religious court found him guilty.

The 36-year-old, was just 18 when he left Leeds in December 1988 to visit relatives in Pakistan.

Pakistani prison asks for fresh date to hang Briton

How Pakistan government can hang Mr.Hussain when his murder conviction has already been quashed earlier by Lahore court. Second when Lahore High Court already freed him and declared him non guilty earlier, how come Sharia Court found him guilty of the crimes he never committed? And the last thing I want to know did Mr.Hussain received fair trial under Sharia Court , I doubt it……under Sharia Law..

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani prison authorities asked a court on Monday to fix a new date for the execution of British man sentenced to hang in case that was raised by Prime Minister Tony Blair with President Pervez Musharraf last week.

A British television channel had broadcast an interview with President Pervez Musharraf on Sunday in which the Pakistani leader said he would not reverse a court’s decision regarding Mirza Tahir Hussain.

“I’m not a dictator,” he said. “I can’t violate a court judgement, whether you like the court or not,” Musharraf told ITV’s programme, “The Sunday Edition”.

Hussain, 36, from Leeds in northern England, has spent half his life in jail since his arrest following the shooting of a taxi driver, Jamshaid Khan, in Islamabad in 1988.

The government has stayed his execution from month to month since June.

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Alert: Airport security tightened after hijack threat

VARANASI: Security at the airport here has been tightened in the wake of Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba’s alleged plans to hijack a Nepal-bound aircraft, a senior CISF official said on Monday.

The Central Industrial Security Force manning the Lal Bahadur Shastri airport has been put on maximum alert and the quick reaction team deployed to deal with any emergency, CISF commandant Rohitashva Kumar said.

Similar security measures have also been taken at New Delhi and Kolkata airports from where flights for the Himalayan country originated in the wake of the intelligence inputs about LeT’s plan to hijack Nepal-bound aircraft, he said.

Multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place at the airport here with the CISF personnel manning all sensitive points round-the-clock, he said.

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Breaking News:Fatal shooting at US Amish school

A number of people have been shot dead in a gun attack at an Amish school in the US state of Pennsylvania. The attack happened at a one-room school in the town of Nickel Mines in Lancaster County.

“There are a number of people dead,” Police Cpl Ralph Striebig said. “The exact number I do not know yet.”

TV footage has shown dozens of emergency workers carrying victims on stretchers, watched by anxious members of the Amish community.

The Amish are Anabaptist Christians who live away from the modern world, with restrictions on the use of modern devices such as cars and telephones.

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Mohammad Cartoon on Norwegian TV

Mohammad Cartoon will be shown again on Norwegian TV Channel on Monday night in a documentary “Threatened to Silence” for the first time since it was published in Danish news paper last year which created biggest upset through out the Islamic world. Good to see, how Iran will react after this show as they had challenged the Europe week ago on freedom of speech and freedom of expression by organizing the Holocaust Cartoon Exhibition.

Norwegian TV Channel TV 2 will show Mohammad cartoons.

(VG Nett) This coming Monday the controversial Mohammad cartoons will be shown on Norwegian TV screens for the very first time.

for full story go to News from Norway

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