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Thursday, 19 April 2007

Ismail Ax: What it really means!
Trying to understand the senslessness

The Web has been running hot with people
trying to figure out what 'Ismail - Ax' stands for

I couldn't understand the frenzy that bloggers all around the world have been trying to decipher/discover what Ismail Ax stands for.
It was written in red on Seung-hui Cho's arm as he went rampaging expressing his hate for the world.

The revelation of the delivered package and its contents, and that he seems to have been suffering some sort of paranoiac delusion involving the figure Christ has added further conjecture.

He states in one of the videos that:
You thought it was one pathetic boy’s life you were extinguishing. Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenseless people.
What a lot of people haven't been able to find out is, why he has chosen to spell the word 'Ismail Ax'.

I 'd like to put it to you that there's a possibility he hasn't misspelled the word, being on his arm it may have been partly illegible.

I believe it may have been read incorrectly.

Remembering that Cho was born in South Korea and that his writing shows a certain resistance to the adaption of English, not forsaking he has shown terrible spelling.

The real clue has come in the picture of the delivery packet he sent to NBC New York.

This is the delivery envelope as received by N.B.C in New York

If you look closely you can make out that the spelling is far closer to the biblical reference than first thought.

If you look closely you will see it spells Ishm[]el with the [] being the only letter that could be debatable.

I have asked a few fellow bloggers to gauge their reaction and some see an ' i ' and others see an ' a '.
The reason I believe some see an 'i' is because there is a dot above where the letter[] appears. This makes us believe its an 'i'. But its a funny 'i' at that. If you simply ignore the dot it looks very much like an 'a'.

Why would you chose to ignore the dot? Well you chose to ignore the dot above the V and A, V'A. You also chose to ignore the dot above the number 8, the last of the two eights has a dot above it.

If you compare the complexity of Korean writing, with its small specifically placed strokes, and his rather 'messy' style of writing then it is easy to conclude that he may actually rest his pen, as he writes causing the sporadic dot.

I think its probably fair conjecture that, although the videos and photographs may have been done in the days/weeks preceding, this delivery envelope was most likely written the very morning that he had already shot dead two people.

Its not surprising that the writing may not be perfect, I think most can already feel confident that Cho was undergoing some sort of massive mental breakdown/ paranoiac episode.

Now that we can see that it isn't:
Ismail Ax
Ismale Ax
Ismail Ak

Let every one find the 'hidden' meaning of Ishmael Ax

ABC news provides an insight:

"A similar name, Ishmael, is widely known as the name of the eldest son of Abraham, father of the Israelites. He appears in the Christian, Muslim and Islamic faiths,*[sic] and his character is both revered and criticized throughout all three religions."

In Strong's Concordant dictionary, ABC points out that :
the name "Ishmael" literally translates as "God will hear."

Seems the biblical story of Ishmael returning to the temple and smashing all the statues to save the city, may have come true for Cho.

It's a pity the statues were people with Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, and Uncles and Aunts and Friends.

I ask my self, could a disturbed individual leaving this earth, cause more pain than what this person Seung-hui Cho has caused?

I hope the families some how find peace.

Unfortunately those seeking and trying to find the reason why, are bound to be disappointed, there is no clearly definable reason here, there's just the horrible realisation that 32 innocent people, who have done nothing wrong are now dead.

'Ismail - Ax': Breaking the Riddle
Chicago Tribune: Many theories for 'Ismail Ax'
*[SIC] as per original ABC article

Picture Credits:
NBS News


Cho Seung Hui manifesto
An insight into a sick mind

If the video fails to play click here:
Cho Seung Hui manifesto

The Associated Press
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Midway through his murderous rampage, the Virginia Tech gunman went to the post office and mailed NBC a package containing photos and videos of him brandishing guns and delivering a snarling, profanity-laced tirade about rich "brats" and their "hedonistic needs."

"You had a hundred billion chances and ways to have avoided today," 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui says in a harsh monotone. "But you decided to spill my blood. You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off."

NBC said the package contained a rambling and often-incoherent, 1,800-word video manifesto, plus 43 photos, 11 of them showing him aiming handguns at the camera.
He repeatedly suggests he was picked on or otherwise hurt.

"You have vandalized my heart, raped my soul and torched my conscience," he says, apparently reading from his manifesto. "You thought it was one pathetic boy's life you were extinguishing. Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenseless people."

The package arrived at NBC's headquarters in New York two days after Cho killed 32 people and committed suicide in the deadliest one-man shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. It bore a Postal Service time stamp showing that it had been mailed at a Virginia post office at 9:01 a.m. Monday, about an hour and 45 minutes after Cho first opened fire.

That would help explain one of the biggest mysteries about the massacre: where the gunman was and what he did during that two-hour window between the first burst of gunfire, at a high-rise dorm, and the second fusillade, at a classroom building.

"Your Mercedes wasn't enough, you brats," says Cho, a South Korean immigrant whose parents work at a dry cleaners in surburban Washington. "Your golden necklaces weren't enough, you snobs. Your trust funds wasn't enough. Your vodka and cognac wasn't enough. All your debaucheries weren't enough. Those weren't enough to fulfill your hedonistic needs. You had everything."

Some of the pictures show him smiling; others show him frowning and snarling. Some depict him brandishing two weapons at a time, one in each hand. He wears a khaki-colored military-style vest, fingerless gloves, a black T-shirt, a backpack and a backwards, black baseball cap.

Another photo shows him swinging a hammer two-fisted. Another shows an angry-looking Cho holding a gun to his temple.
He refers to "martyrs like Eric and Dylan" — a reference to the teenage killers in the Columbine High massacre.

The package was sent by overnight delivery but did not arrive at NBC until Wednesday morning. It had apparently been delayed because it had the wrong ZIP code, NBC said.

An alert postal employee brought the package to NBC's attention after noticing the Blacksburg return address and a name similar to the words reportedly found scrawled in red ink on Cho's arm after the bloodbath, "Ismail Ax," NBC said.
NBC News President Steve Capus said that the network received the package around noon and notified the FBI.

He said the FBI asked NBC to hold off reporting on it so that the bureau could look at it first, and NBC complied, finally breaking the story just before a police announcement of the package at 4:30 p.m.

Capus said it was clear Cho videotaped himself, because he could be seen leaning in to shut off the camera.

State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller cautioned that, while the package was mailed between the two shootings, police have not inspected the footage and have yet to establish exactly when the images were made


Funeral of Professor Liviu Librescu in Brooklyn New York

If the video fails to play click here:
Funeral of Professor Liviu Librescu in Brooklyn NY

Professor Liviu Librescu was killed in the Virginia Tech shooting.
He saved some of his students by barricading the door.

The Levaya of Professor Liviu Librescu A”H took place on Wednesday afternoon, at Shomrei Hachomos Chapels in Brooklyn a few moments after Mrs. Librescu arrived from Eretz Yisroel. She arrived in a vehicle from the Israeli Embassy, and was quickly ushered inside the Chapels.

In attendance was NYC Councilman Simcha Felder, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and representatives of the Mayor’s office. NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind delivered a very moving Hesped to the crowd. Rabbi Edgar Gluck then thanked all the public officials who worked together to speed the Levaya process, and recited Keil Maley. The crowd was then Melava the Niftar a bit, Kaddish was recited by an attendee, and they left for Kennedy airport.

May we never hear of such Tzaros again, and may we all use our energy which was used to expedite this Levaya - for happier occasions.
Yeshiva World

Video Credit: theyeshivaworld.com


'I'm ashamed to be South Korean'

'I'm ashamed to be South Korean'

From AP: News 24
Seoul - South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun held a special meeting with aides on Wednesday to discuss the Virginia Tech shooting, as the public expressed shame over a South Korean citizen being identified as the gunman.

The shooter was identified as Cho Seung-Hui, a senior in the university's English department, who the South Korean Foreign Ministry said had been living in the United States since 1992.

Cho was the only suspect named in the deadliest shooting rampage in US history, which left 33 dead including himself.

"I and our people cannot contain our feelings of huge shock and grief," said Roh during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi.

"I pray for the souls of those killed and offer words of comfort from my heart for those injured, the bereaved families and the US people."

The case topped the front pages of nearly all South Korean newspapers on Wednesday, which also voiced worries that the incident may trigger racial hatred in the US and worsen relations between the strong allies.

"We hope that this incident won't create discrimination and prejudice against people of South Korean or Asian origin," said the Hankyoreh newspaper in an editorial.

Students fear retaliation

A sense of despair prevailed among South Korean public.

"I'm too shameful that I'm a South Korean," wrote an internet user on the country's top web portal site, Naver - among hundreds of messages on the issue. "As a South Korean, I feel apologetic to the Virginia Tech victims."

Kim Min-kyung, a South Korean student at Virginia Tech reached by telephone from Seoul, said there were about 500 Koreans at the school, including Korean-Americans. She said she had never met Cho. She said South Korean students feared retaliation and were gathering in groups.

South Korea has more students studying in the United States than any other country, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The number of South Korean students reached 93 728 as of the end of last year, 14.9% of the total, ahead of India at 76 708 and China at 60 850, according to a February report from the agency.

Sought better life in US

Cho's family had struggled while living in South Korea and emigrated to the US to seek a better life, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

South Korea's largest newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported that Cho's family was poor when they lived in a Seoul suburb and decided to emigrate to seek a better life.

The family lived in a rented, basement apartment - usually the cheapest unit in a multi-apartment building, the newspaper reported quoting building owner Lim Bong-ae, 67. Police identified the shooter's father as Cho Seong-tae, 61.

"I didn't know what (Cho's father) did for a living. But they lived a poor life," Lim told the newspaper. "While emigrating, (Cho's father) said they were going to America because it is difficult to live here and that it's better to live in a place where he is unknown."

At the Shinchang Elemetary School that Cho attended for first grade and half of second grade, there were no records of the former student besides that he left school on August 19, 1992, officials said. Cho's former teacher was no longer working at the school and other teachers did not remember Cho.


BB: I think the vast majority of People will see this as having nothin to do with South Koreans, I hope the South Korean students attending other univesities dont in any way feel isolated or blamed. I think we have all seen enough hate expressed.


Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Human Rights, Justice and Equality

I don't need to tell you how many frothy mouthed loonies scream when the Israeli government is accused of mistreating one of its citizens.

It seems that an Arab Country, well known for its innovative approach to the rights of Individuals has dragged a blogger in for questioning who has dared criticise a government official.

Secret Dubai diary reports:

Behind bars in Bahrain

Worrying events on the Island of Two Seas. where Mahmood Al Yousif, aka the Blogfather, is being sued for libel by a Bahraini government minister. Mahmood criticised Mansour bin Rajab and his department over heavy flooding in December.

Now the minister claims his "feelings are hurt".

While we all shed a thousand tears for the wounded soul of this sensitive government personage, it's a stark reminder of the utter lack of legal freedom of speech in the Gulf, however much newspapers push boundaries on a daily basis. That gem of legal history, the UAE Publications Law, is quite clear on the issue:

Article 70
No criticism shall be made against the Head of State or Rulers of the Emirates

Article 84
It is prohibited to malign a public official, or anybody occupying a post in the public prosecution, or assigned to perform a public job. The writer shall not be held responsible if he proves he did so in good faith.

The divine right of kings: to rule without election; to misrule without question.

BB: Put this in context with what the average Israeli says about their Government ministers!

Picture Credit:
the oblivious shiek by ~kirkfinger


Monday, 16 April 2007

Was Francis Bacons study of Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X'
actually Pope Pius XII?

Francis Bacon

Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X 1953

Francis Bacon was known to have done a substantial number of Pope paintings. This famous painting was influenced by Velazquez's famous Portrait of Pope Innocent X.

Bacon also did some 'portraits' of Pius in the following year.
Including Imaginary Portrait of Pope Pius XII

Is it simply a coincidence that the background of Bacon's 'Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X' has so many dark spot similarities to the famous photo of concentration camp bunks?

Especially look at the uncanny 'figure ' like apparition on the right hand foreground, which matches this photograph.

Picture Credit:
Original painting by Francis Bacon.

Animation by Bagelblogger to display the common obscure areas of darkness and form between the background of the Painting and that of the Photo of the Concentration Camp.


Caring for G_d's Souls or rather the Vatican's assets?

Francis Bacon
Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X 1953

With the recent uproar of the Vatican's representative boycotting Shoah Memorial Day in Israel, I thought I might do some back ground reading into the history behind Pope Pius XII.
What I found shocked me.



Your Holiness has doubtless noted the condemnation of the President and Secretary Hull of the inhuman treatment of prisoners of war, Catholics, Jewish and civilian populations, and the executions of hostages in all occupied countries.

It is today reported that the executions alone number two hundred thousand.

It is widely believed that Your word of condemnation would hearten all others who are working to save these thousands from suffering and death.

A statement that the war had unleashed in some places uncontrolled passions leading to atrocities that shock the conscience of mankind, it is considered, would be helpful.

Original document here:
Memorandum on the Treatment of POW
Myron Taylor September 1942 to His Holiness Pope Pius

(Myron Taylor was Personal Representative of the President of the United States to Pope Pius XII from 1939 -1950)


So lets actually look at this, we have Pope Pius XII who has to actually be goaded, into making public statements against atrocities committed against (estimated at the time) 200,000 victims.


I've been reading the historical archives of one FD Roosevelt, they're readily available online at The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and provide an insight into the real motivations of both 'Statesmen', Diplomats and 'Eminences'. I don't profess to be a historian, nor in any way a expert on the Second World War, or the Vatican and its general affairs.

But what I am able to do is read source documents. From the source documents I have read Between the US President's Vatican diplomat Myron C Taylor, the US President, the Vatican's diplomats and Pope Pious XII, I have come to the opinion that Pope Pius was in the unenviable position of balancing demands by the Italian Dictator Mussolini, the German Dictator Adolf Hitler, UK's Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the United States President Roosevelt.

An example of the difficult situation Pope Pius was placed in can be seen in the source document, Memorandum for the President written by Myron Taylor, the Presidents representative to Pope Pius, in which he details the pressure he has brought to bear on Pius in ensuring the Italians know the repercussions of any Italian submarine action on any US Merchant Shipping.

He also was placed in the situation of both appearing independent whilst appearing to cede somewhat to the demands placed on him by the Italian State.

It would appear that there were repeated efforts by the US to influence Pope Pius to denounce the genocide that was happening during World War two.

The Popes reply to Roosevelt was mild to say the least.

I don't have access to the Vatican's archive, in fact an official Review board of 3 Vatican scholars and 3 Jewish scholars who were asked to do an official review of Pope Pious XII never had access to some of the most important documentation from the Vatican covering Pope Pius XII papacy during this period.

Ironically, due to a lack of co operation with the Vatican, they were never able to finalise a Final report due in part to this situation.

Probably the most poignant comparison I came across was the seeming lack of action Pius communicated with respect to acting on the Presidents recommendations, for what reasons we can only conjecture about, yet when faced with the possibility that Rome may be Bombed, and Vatican buildings and possessions exposed to risk, Pope Pius was very forthright.

"...if the Vatican City State or any of the basilicas, churches or pontifical buildings and institutions in Rome (and they are very numerous and of very great historical and artistic importance) were to be hit, the Holy See could not remain silent. Nor would it be well that, with cordial relations existing between the Holy See and England, anything should happen to modify or disturb them..." Pope Pius Sept 17 1941

It is with a sad Irony that I note that Pope Pius XII wasn't so vocal when the many Synagogues and Jewish places of worship, which were
' very numerous and of very great historical and artistic importance' were being burned to the ground in the occupied territories.

Could it be because Pius XII had had entered into a concordant with Nazi Germany in July of 1933. As stated in The Jewish Advocate by Lawerance Lowenthal

" ...Pacelli [Pius XII] arranged the infamous Vatican- Nazi Concordat in July, 1933, a treaty that allowed Catholic protection and privileges in Germany, in exchange for Catholic withdrawal from all social and political action."
The sad fact is supporters of Pius within the Catholic Church like to infer that the reason why Pius was so silent was because of perceived repercussions that could also follow any pronouncement by him after the action of the Dutch Bishops initiative resulted in persecutions..

This defense is detailed in the Book Pius XII As He Really Was
Dr Peter Gumpel S.J. writes
"The action of the Dutch bishops had important repercussions. Pius XII had already prepared the text of a public protest against the persecution of the Jews. Shortly before this text was sent to L’Osservatore Romano, news reached him of the disastrous consequences of the Dutch bishops’ initiative. He concluded that public protests, far from alleviating the fate of the Jews, aggravated their persecution and he decided that he could not take the responsibility of his own intervention having similar and probably even much more serious consequences. Therefore he burnt the text he had prepared. The International Red Cross, the nascent World Council of Churches and other Christian Churches were fully aware of such consequences of vehement public protests and, like Pius XII, they wisely avoided them." [*]

I find this 'claim for immunity' to be quite farcical. The real reason why Pope Pius didn't want to make any pronouncements in support of Jews and against the barbaric treatment they were receiving was solely based in self interests and ensuring that he didn't raise the anger of Adolf Hitler and the German war machine.

Pope Pius's lack of action due to the fear of repurcussions is the major argument that Christopher McGath writing in Corazones.org puts forward.

Christopher McGath also puts forward, that the reactions of the Jewish community in the early post war years were far more favorable and this is proof of Pope Pius positive actions.

I would rather pose that the Vatican's hesitation to actually release any real information for independent Scholarship may have resulted in a secrecy that hid Pope Pius's lack of Action in regarding the atrocities affecting Jews.

Now that time has passed and a gulf has been bridged between Catholicism and Judaism,[Re: Vatican II], it is time for gestures of Honesty and true reconciliation.

The Issue of Pope Pius's potential canonisation must surely be addressed, by allowing full independent scholarly access to to the Papers of the period held in the Vatican's Archives.

I recommend the following further article:

AJC: Time to Clear the Air on Puis XII

FDR Library: Memorandum on the treatment of POW, Myron Taylor September 1942
FDR Library: Minute For Intergovernmental Committee Sept 9 1942
FDR Library: Memorandum for the President Oct 21 1942
FDR Library: Memorandum Re Bombing Rome Given Myron Taylor, September 17, 1941 by His Holiness Pope Pius XII
Corizones.org : Personal Observations on Pius XII and the jews
Ref: Of Quote:Christopher McGath; Corazones
AJC: Time to Clear the Air on Puis XII
Truman Presidential Museum and Library: The papers of Myron C. Taylor
Wikipedia: Francis Bacon
Art.com: Francis Bacon
Corazones: Pius XII and the Holocaust
Web Museum Paris: Velazquez: Pope Innocent X
Wikipedia: Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X

Picture Credits:
Web Museum Paris: Francis Bacon After Velasquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X
Animated Francis Bacon picture: Bagelblogger
Photograph from the National Archives: Scene inside Concentration Camp. [Here]


Erasing truth - The Horror of the Shoah

Revisionist Photos

Execution in a field

I don't generally display images that are beyond the realm of what may appear in the more conservative media in the western world.

I'm certainly not a fan of Death Porn or exhibit the penchant that certain elements of Middle Eastern society have in using shocking photos to sway an argument.

Most of you would have seen and even suffered from the undeniable horror that is captured in images from the Shoah.

I have come across some which although already shocking in themselves have been presented in a way which is even further disturbing and shocking.

It is only through reflection and insight that a mature person can see what the author of this display methodology is trying to convey. They are of a nature that they are intended for Mature audiences only.

The author of the web site Revisionist Photos has utilised a unique way of portraying the passage of time and the attempts of some to historically revise and sanitise the horrors which are the Shoah.

If you find the means of portrayal of these photos objectionable please at least read the rationale of the author.

The display of some of the most iconic images of the Shoah
in a different and confronting format are here:

Revisionist Photos





All Aboard Haveil Havalim 112 is now departing!


Sunday, 15 April 2007

PAKISTAN: Fatwa on Female Minister for hugging man

Islamabad, 10 April (AKI/Asian Age) - An unofficial Taliban styled Sharia (Islamic) court in the heart of the Pakistani capital Islamabad has issued a fatwa (religious decree) against the federal minister for tourism Nilofar Bakhtiar for hugging a French man at a tourist resort in Normandy (France).

Last week, after completing a successful para-jump from an aircraft, the minister joyfully hugged her French partner. Bakhtiar toured France on the invitation of Alpine Club and visited a number of resorts in a bid to attract tourists for Pakistan. Bakhtiar said that the reports of her hugging a French man had been misrepresented.
The minister had carried out the jump to raise funds for earthquake victims in Pakistan-administered-Kashmir.
In its first fatwa since being established in Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) last Friday, the Sharia court condemned what it called an un-Islamic act of Bakhtiar with the French man "during her para-jump adventure in France".
Here comes the Fruit loop brigade... Dont worry about the fact the minister was busy doing volunteer work, jumping out of an Airplane to raise funds, no its far more efficent to focus on the fact she hugged an elderly man. Thats the real sign she isnt deserving of G_d's love.
"The act on part of the minister has carried disgrace for the (Pakistani) nation, the entire Muslim Ummah (nation), which no religion or honourable person allows," stated the fatwa, a copy of which was made available to select media.
I would have thought that this ridiculous Fatwa has brought more disgrace to the nation.
As for Disgracing the entire Muslim nation, well I would think there are far worse acts than this, which should have brought disgrace to the Muslim Ummah.
The fatwa demands that the government immediately remove the minister from her office and proposes to "equally punish her". It also urges the minister to "beg forgiveness from Allah almighty" and asks her relatives to compel her to do so. The three-page fatwa bears the seal of Mufti Mohammed Younus of Darul Ifta, Central Jamia Masjid, Islamabad.
The Fatwas demands that people should realise what a fruit cake this Mufti is. If any one needs to beg forgiveness I suspect it might be this Mufti, allowing his rampant ego to allow him to think he should decide who needs forgiveness from G_d.
The fatwa has been issued "against a question raised after photographs of the minister appeared in newspapers showing her hugging her French partner after a para-jump at a tourist resort in Normandy province of France."
Yes we all know that muslim photographers never lie don't we. Theres no chance that the minister may have been photographed to appear closer to the gentleman. They could always 'correct' it with Photoshop.
The Mufti also quoted different verses from the Koran (the Muslim holy book) and Hadidh (Prophet Mohammed’s sayings) indicating that "Islam does not allow such actions from a Muslim woman with a non-Muslim man".
Quoted different verses, yes I'm sure there's a verse that covers
the federal minister for tourism Nilofar Bakhtiar for hugging a French man. Its probably in the diplomatic relations with the French and dhimmification section.
Pakistan's six-party religious alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) has also filed a motion in the National Assembly seeking action against the minister on what they called an un-Islamic act.
Yes and what was more shocking than the friendly hug was she was actively raising money for charitable causes, the Shame! We can't have any of that loving each other stuff!
On her part, the federal minister has defended her position saying that the media exaggerated the issue by presenting the "wrong side of the picture". "I hugged an over aged man who is even older than my father," she responded to the clerics’ objections. In Islamabad, civil society organisations have strongly condemned so-called declaration of Sharia by the administration of Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa seminary.
An over aged man, mmm so this suggests because the man was very much older than her, that there was absolutely no chance of any kind of connotation of a sexual nature being involved.
What sort of freak would bring a sexual connotation to a situation between two people of such differing ages, hey Aisha? sorry I meant
Chairperson Progressive Women Association (a non-governmental organisation), Shehnaz Bukkari said that neither Islam nor the constitution allows a group to impose its will on the majority through force.
Are we talking about the same Islam? .."
allows a group to impose its will on the majority through force."
She said action should be taken to rein in extremist elements who were taking law into their hands.
No procrastinate a while longer, the Mufti needs some more time to defeat any pretense of an independent judicial system.
"We do not want Talibanisation in the country," she asserted. Naeem Mirza of Aurat Foundation condemned interference in private lives of people and intrusion into their homes as well as unlawful use of local FM radio waves for propaganda by Jamia Hafsa.
Brings a whole new meaning to ' a radio shock Jock'.

He called for due legal action against administration of Lal Masjid-Jamia Hafsa for setting up the so-called Sharia court and parallel judicial system, which "is a constitutional violation".
Now thats sounds a little progressive! Whats wrong with a good old alternative Sharia court, nothing to lose your heads about people.
President General Pervez Musharraf has said that he will not allow Talibanisation of Pakistan. Himself a strong advocate of enlightened moderation, Musharraf said a handful of people do not have a right to impose any system in the country.
Unfortunately you need to say that to the handful of people who think they do have that very right.

Aki/Asian Age: Source


50 Cent Makes a Cheap Racist comment:
50 cents of Hate - "Je Je Je Jew Unit"

Is this a Racist Slur?
What do you think?

From TMZ.com

Rapper 50 Cent might be in da you-know-what for calling Jews “goons” on a radio show yesterday. On New York’s Hot 97’s “Miss Jones in the Morning” show, as the New York Daily News reports, Fitty called to weigh-in on fellow rapper Tony Yayo’s assault case. After telling the host that he didn’t think Yayo’s legal troubles would hurt “his crew,” he added, “Worry about the Je-Je-Je-Jew unit. They’re the real goon squad. When the lawyers come out, you’ll see what it is. I don’t pay nobody. I only pay the lawyers.” The rapper didn’t clarify what he meant, or if he was referring to anything in particular.

BB: In Australia we have a saying a few cents short of a dollar... (Dimwitted)
seems it might be more like 50 cents short for some.

Story: TMZ.com
Audio From: From Citizens against Racism and Discrimination