Robert Fisk: Hizbollah and Israel are preparing for war
The Hizbollah claimed that the 2006 war with Israel was a “divine victory” â€“ it didn’t feel that way to us in southern Lebanon at the time â€“ yet even Israel admits it was a near-defeat for its own ill-trained soldiers. But how would Israel react if the Hizbollah managed to enter Israel itself? Israeli army commanders are talking about this in the Israeli press. A fast, dramatic spring across the frontier to the west â€“ in the direction of Naharia, perhaps, or a grab at the settlement of Kiryat Shmona â€“ and Hizbollah would announce it had “liberated” part of historic “Palestine”. Israel would have to bomb its own territory to get them out.
Muslim sect launches ‘peace’ ad campaign
It is being launched by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of UK, who represent a small sect of Islam, and will include ads on buses as well as doorstep leafleting. It is supported by a new website: LoveForAllHatredForNone.org, which they say seeks to change the perception of Islam, “by clarifying its true teachings and emphasising the need for these to be put in practice by all Muslims”.
‘No idea when Guantanamo Bay will be closed’
The White House admitted yesterday that they did not know when Guantanamo Bay will be closed.
The response came a year after President Obama vowed to close the controversial facility. But yesterday the White House admitted it a time-table was now up in the air.
Shahid Mursaleen: A fatwa can support peace rather than terrorism
The only person that has been able to produce what is an unprecedented 600-page fatwa [religious edict] against terrorism is a leading authority in Islam, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. In what is the most comprehensive edict on this topic in the history of Islam, Dr Qadri has explained how suicide bombings and terrorism is unequivocally un-Islamic. In his Fatwa book he has stated that “all these acts are grave violations of human rights Islamic law.”
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