Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hadi Awang VP of a ‘terrorist’ body

Organisation, of which Hadi Awang is VP, declared ‘terrorist’ body

KUALA LUMPUR: An international Muslim organisation, of which PAS president Hadi Awang is vice-president, has been declared a “terrorist” organisation by the Anti-Terror Quartet.
According to a report in Arab News, the quartet has included the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on its list of organisations and individuals who disseminate or support terrorism .
The quartet – which consists of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and Bahrain – said the IUMS was “working to promote terrorism through the exploitation of Islamic discourse”.
The IUMS is one of two new entities and 11 individuals that have been added to the list. The other is the International Islamic Council “Massaa”. The 11 individuals were not identified by country.
The Qatar-based IUMS was formed in 2004 and is headed by the influential Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi.
Most of those who formed the council are said to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood which led the Arab Spring protests in 2011 that toppled some autocrats in the Middle East and North Africa.
According to Reuters, the IUMS membership includes the Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah, who was arrested by Saudi authorities in September, the Tunisian Rached Ghannouchi, head of the Ennahda party, and Moroccan scholar Ahmed Raissouni.
In a statement released through the Saudi Press Agency, the quartet said: “The two listed entities are terrorist organisations working to promote terrorism through the exploitation of Islamic discourse and its use as a cover to facilitate various terrorist activities.”
The quartet again accused Qatar of aiding terrorism, saying the individuals had “carried out various terrorist operations in which they have received direct Qatari support at various levels, including providing them with passports and assigning them to Qatari institutions with a charitable appearance to facilitate their movement”.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Doha on June 4, accusing it of supporting terrorism. They say Qatar continues to sponsor and finance terrorism, promote extremism and disseminate hate speech.
Hadi this week lashed out at the Sunni-Shia sectarianism in the Middle East, saying he would choose Qatar, Turkey and Iran over other Arab powers in the region.
“I come back to the Quran although the ruler who is the servant of the Two Holy Cities has forged intimate ties with Israel and the United States, because my faith is not with the Kaabah but with Allah,” Hadi said in an article published by PAS mouthpiece Harakahdaily on Tuesday.
Recently, Hadi attended a conference in Iran and was slammed by his own IUMS.
In condemning Hadi’s visit, IUMS president Qaradawi, said: “We consider the visit as an informal one and that it does not represent the Union. The visit was done at the individual’s own accord. The Union is also waiting for an explanation from the learned [Hadi] about the visit that we strongly disagree upon.”
Following this, Hadi’s political secretary Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar was reported to have said that Hadi had attended the conference at the invitation of one Dr Abdurrahman Bayraan, said to be an Iranian representative of the IUMS.
Meanwhile, the quartet’s statement said: “The four countries reaffirm their commitment to strengthening all efforts to combat terrorism and to establish security and stability in the region, and stresses that they will not hesitate to pursue individuals and terrorist groups and will support all means in this regard at the regional and international levels.”
The quartet said they would continue to work with partners around the world to effectively reduce the activities of terrorist and extremist organisations.
The statement identified the individuals as Khaled Nazem Diab, Salem Jaber Omar Ali Sultan Fathallah Jaber, Moyasar Ali Musa Abdullah Jubouri, Mohammed Ali Saeed Atm, Hassan Ali Mohammed Juma Sultan, Mohammed Suleiman Haidar Mohammed Al-Haydar, Mohammed Jamal Ahmed Hishmat Abdul Hamid, Alsayed Mahmoud Ezzat Ibrahim Eissa, Yahya Alsayed Ibrahim Mohamed Moussa, Qadri Mohamed Fahmy Mahmoud Al-Sheikh and Alaa Ali Ali Mohammed Al-Samahi.
Now what are the police going to do about this? In the past one or some of their members were with the ISIS. One of them was killed in Syria and his body was brought back here and they gave him sort of a hero's burial here.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The joke's now on us M'sians

The joke's now on us M'sians

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 COMMENT | There was a time when the jokes were on African states, their leaders and how they ran their governments. We despised the apartheid regime in South Africa and laughed at Idi Amin in Uganda and other kleptocrats who stole money and precious metals from their own people. Now, the joke seems to be on us.
Former Kenyan premier Raila Amolo Odinga’s not-so-flattering remarks on corruption in Malaysia made during a 2013 conference at the Wilson Centre in Washington DC, was uploaded to YouTube on 10 days ago.
He spoke as if he was an authority and had full knowledge of Malaysian affairs. Not surprising as a year earlier, he had been conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Leadership in Societal Development by the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.
How long can Malaysians go on hearing all kinds of hurtful things being said of the country and its leaders? Why aren’t we responding to such insults, instead of pretending that they were never made? The more we play deaf and dumb, the more we become disrespected and slighted.
In 2015, the Wall Street Journal alleged RM2.6 billion had been deposited into the AmBank account of Prime Minister Najib Razak and linked it to 1MDB. Almost immediately, he threatened to sue the newspaper. A year later, nothing materialised but his lawyer, Mohd Hafarizam Harun was quoted as saying that it would be a futile move.
The more important issue, the lawyer argued, is the Malaysians’ own thoughts regarding 1MDB, noting that reports and statements from local authorities such as the Attorney-General and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have cleared the prime minister.
“What matters are the Malaysians, whether you believe with all the public accounts committee report, the attorney-general and the MACC, that the PM is not involved. If you say you do not believe because the international media are saying otherwise, nothing much I can do,” he told reporters, adding that it would show a mindset of continued colonisation with the belief that “the Americans, the British, the whites are far superior” than Malaysians.
Well, that was before the US Department of Justice came out with its deposition on the funds it alleges had been stolen from 1MDB. Since then, there have been other disclosures from other monetary authorities...


Harmful nanoparticles found inside baby formula

Harmful nanoparticles found inside baby formula


Six popular types of infant formula were recently tested for additives, and all six showed the presence of harmful nanoparticles. This is a major cause for concern, as these engineered particles pose a serious threat to personal health and safety.
The baby formula brands included Gerber Good Start Soothe, Gerber Good Start Gentle, Similac Advance OptiGRO (powder), Similac Advance OptiGRO (liquid), Well Beginnings Advantage and Enfamil. The Enfamil company is owned by Mead Johnson, Gerber is owned by Nestlé, Well Beginnings is owned by the Walgreens corporation, and Similac is owned by Abbott Laboratories.

Nanoparticles in food: An innovative nutritional ‘enhancement’ or scary science?

The nanoparticles detected included silicon dioxide and titanium dioxide. Hydroxyapatite was also found in three of the six baby formulas; it is a calcium-rich but poorly soluble mineral. At high magnification, these particles look sharp and menacing.
However, some food scientists suggest that they are a ‘good source’ of dietary calcium.  Can you believe it?!
Nanoparticles refer to a tiny unit of measurement, the nanometer. It is just one billionth of a meter, a particle unviewable by the naked eye or a regular microscope.  So, you may be wondering – ‘what’s the big deal’ with such a small measurement, right?
Nanotechnology is an emerging field with a wide range of applications, including food additives, cosmetics and appliances. Concerns regarding nanoparticles are related to the fact that they can so easily penetrate through the skin, lungs, digestive system, and potentially the blood-brain barrier.
The Natural Resources Defense Council and other groups have have questioned the safety of nanoparticles in consumer products. While some may pose little threat, others could render them totally unsafe for human consumption.

Safety and long-term effects of nanoparticles in baby formula not adequately tested

The presence of nanoparticles in baby food is particularly concerning, as babies are among the most vulnerable of our society.  Their bodies and brains of children are still developing, and not enough research has been done regarding the long-term effects of nanoparticles in infant formula and other foods.
Toxicity from nanoparticles could be related to their shape, the ratio of surface area to volume, electrical charge or other chemical properties. Concerns about the specific nanoparticles found in baby formulas range from the risk of infants inhaling them (and damaging their lungs) or eating them and triggering an unwanted allergic reaction.
The independent laboratory studies were commissioned by Friends of the Earth and took place at an Arizona State University nanotechnology research facility. The samples were collected from retail sellers of the infant formula in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Controversy around use of nanoparticles in foods on par with GMO concerns

The gross lack of information about nanoparticles is what’s most concerning about them. There is tremendous uncertainty and lack of transparency from the food industry.  Consumer advocacy groups say there is potential for the nanoparticle issue to become another battle on the scale of the GMO food controversy.
Larger companies like Kraft Foods and McDonald’s have said they would not use nanotechnology in their foods until science confirms their safety. However, at this time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not categorically designate nanomaterials in foods as harmful.
Also, it should be noted that, disclosure of the use of nanoparticles in food products is not required.
What can you do?  Continue to be discerning about any and all processed foods you buy. (or, avoid them)  When in doubt, boycott the product.  As always, favor organic and locally-sourced food choices, whenever possible.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Operation To Save ISIS In Raqqa By U.S.

BBC Reveals Operation To Save ISIS In Raqqa By U.S. And Its Kurdish Proxies

After years of obvious collusion between the United States and ISIS, the U.S. continues to deny that America created and/or supports the terror organization in any way. But there is one story regarding the cooperation between the U.S. and ISIS so glaringly obvious that even the BBC couldn’t avoid addressing the issue.
In the article entitled “Raqqa’s Dirty Secret,” Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati detail how an agreement was made between the SDF and ISIS with the oversight and support of the United States in which ISIS fighters would be ushered out of Raqqa where they were surrounded and funneled to safe locations within ISIS-held territory.
It was, in effect, a massive operation to save ISIS from extermination in Raqqa while allowing the Arab/Kurdish terrorists in the SDF to take over the city before the Syrian military could reach it.
As Sommerville and Dalati write,
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters opposed to IS, wanted him [truck driver Abu Fawzi] to lead a convoy that would take hundreds of families displaced by fighting from the town of Tabqa on the Euphrates river to a camp further north.
The job would take six hours, maximum – or at least that’s what he was told.
But when he and his fellow drivers assembled their convoy early on 12 October, they realised they had been lied to.
Instead, it would take three days of hard driving, carrying a deadly cargo – hundreds of IS fighters, their families and tonnes of weapons and ammunition.
Abu Fawzi and dozens of other drivers were promised thousands of dollars for the task but it had to remain secret.
The deal to let IS fighters escape from Raqqa – de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate – had been arranged by local officials. It came after four months of fighting that left the city obliterated and almost devoid of people. It would spare lives and bring fighting to an end. The lives of the Arab, Kurdish and other fighters opposing IS would be spared.
But it also enabled many hundreds of IS fighters to escape from the city. At the time, neither the US and British-led coalition, nor the SDF, which it backs, wanted to admit their part.
Has the pact, which stood as Raqqa’s dirty secret, unleashed a threat to the outside world – one that has enabled militants to spread far and wide across Syria and beyond?
Great pains were taken to hide it from the world. But the BBC has spoken to dozens of people who were either on the convoy, or observed it, and to the men who negotiated the deal.
The BCC journalists then detail the route that the trucks carrying ISIS fighters and their families took through the city, countryside, and off into the desert.
The article reads,
“We were scared from the moment we entered Raqqa,” he says. “We were supposed to go in with the SDF, but we went alone. As soon as we entered, we saw IS fighters with their weapons and suicide belts on. They booby-trapped our trucks. If something were to go wrong in the deal, they would bomb the entire convoy. Even their children and women had suicide belts on.”
The Kurdish-led SDF cleared Raqqa of media. Islamic State’s escape from its base would not be televised.
Publicly, the SDF said that only a few dozen fighters had been able to leave, all of them locals.
But one lorry driver tells us that isn’t true.
We took out around 4,000 people including women and children – our vehicle and their vehicles combined. When we entered Raqqa, we thought there were 200 people to collect. In my vehicle alone, I took 112 people.”
Another driver says the convoy was six to seven kilometres long. It included almost 50 trucks, 13 buses and more than 100 of the Islamic State group’s own vehicles. IS fighters, their faces covered, sat defiantly on top of some of the vehicles.
Footage secretly filmed and passed to us shows lorries towing trailers crammed with armed men. Despite an agreement to take only personal weapons, IS fighters took everything they could carry. Ten trucks were loaded with weapons and ammunition.
The drivers point to a white truck being worked on in the corner of the yard. “Its axle was broken because of the weight of the ammo,” says Abu Fawzi.
This wasn’t so much an evacuation – it was the exodus of so-called Islamic State.
The SDF didn’t want the retreat from Raqqa to look like an escape to victory. No flags or banners would be allowed to be flown from the convoy as it left the city, the deal stipulated.
It was also understood that no foreigners would be allowed to leave Raqqa alive.
Back in May, US Defence Secretary James Mattis described the fight against IS as a war of “annihilation”.“Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to north Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We are not going to allow them to do so,” he said on US television.
But foreign fighters – those not from Syria and Iraq – were also able to join the convoy, according to the drivers. One explains:
There was a huge number of foreigners. France, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Yemen, Saudi, China, Tunisia, Egypt…”
Other drivers chipped in with the names of different nationalities.
In light of the BBC investigation, the coalition now admits the part it played in the deal. Some 250 IS fighters were allowed to leave Raqqa, with 3,500 of their family members.
“We didn’t want anyone to leave,” says Col Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the Western coalition against IS.
“But this goes to the heart of our strategy, ‘by, with and through’ local leaders on the ground. It comes down to Syrians – they are the ones fighting and dying, they get to make the decisions regarding operations,” he says.
While a Western officer was present for the negotiations, they didn’t take an “active part” in the discussions. Col Dillon maintains, though, that only four foreign fighters left and they are now in SDF custody.
As it left the city, the convoy would pass through the well-irrigated cotton and wheat fields north of Raqqa. Small villages gave way to desert. The convoy left the main road and took to tracks across the desert. The trucks found it hard going, but it was much harder for the men behind the wheel.
A friend of Abu Fawzi’s rolls up the sleeve of his tunic. Underneath, there are burns on his skin. “Look what they did here,” he says.
According to Abu Fawzi, there were three or four foreigners with each driver. They would beat him and call him names, such as “infidel”, or “pig”.
They might have been helping the fighters escape, but the Arab drivers were abused the entire route, they say. And threatened.
“They said, ‘Let us know when you rebuild Raqqa – we will come back,’” says Abu Fawzi. “They were defiant and didn’t care. They accused us of kicking them out of Raqqa.”
A female foreign fighter threatened him with her AK-47.
Once in the countryside, the terrorists stopped in a small village, causing the people to panic and flee in fear for their homes and their lives. As the convoy heading toward the desert, it was accompanied and monitored by the U.S. military using jets and drones in the process. While the article suggests that the purpose of the American air presence was monitoring and oversight (evidence which is incriminating enough) one such reason for the escort might have been to prevent Syrian or Russian jets from taking out the terrorists riding in the trucks. The journalists write,
In Muhanad’s tiny village, people fled as the convoy approached, fearing for their homes – and their lives.
But suddenly, the vehicles turned right, leaving the main road for a desert track.
“Two Humvees were leading the convoy ahead,” says Muhanad. “They were organising it and wouldn’t let anyone pass them.”
As the convoy disappeared into the haze of the desert, Muhanad felt no immediate relief. Almost everyone we spoke to says IS threatened to return, its fighters running a finger across their throats as they passed by.
“We’ve been living in terror for the past four or five years,” says Muhanad.
It will take us a while to rid ourselves of that psychological fear. We feel that they may be coming back for us, or will send sleeper agents. We’re still not sure that they’ve gone for good.”
Along the route, many people we spoke to said they heard coalition aircraft, sometimes drones, following the convoy.
From the cab of his truck, Abu Fawzi watched as a coalition warplane flew overhead, dropping illumination flares, which lit up the convoy and the road ahead.
When the last of the convoy were about to cross, a US jet flew very low and deployed flares to light up the area. IS fighters shat their pants.”
The coalition now confirms that while it did not have its personnel on the ground, it monitored the convoy from the air.
Past the last SDF checkpoint, inside IS territory – a village between Markada and Al-Souwar – Abu Fawzi reached his destination. His lorry was full of ammunition and IS fighters wanted it hidden.
When he finally made it back to safety, he was asked by the SDF where he’d dumped the goods.
“We showed them the location on the map and he marked it so uncle Trump can bomb it later,” he says.
Raqqa’s freedom was bought with blood, sacrifice and compromise. The deal freed its trapped civilians and ended the fight for the city. No SDF forces would have to die storming the last IS hideout.
But IS didn’t stay put for long. Freed from Raqqa, where they were surrounded, some of the group’s most-wanted members have now spread far and wide across Syria and beyond.
Sommerville and Dalati then paint a picture of the smugglers themselves as well as how the United States brought the typically obstinate terrorist group to the negotiating table through heavy bombing of their positions and arguably that of civilians. When ISIS proper was refusing to leave Raqqa on its own accord, the U.S. military stepped in to remind them who was really in charge, convincing the terrorist group through bombs to do what it was previously unwilling to do.
The men who cut fences, climb walls and run through the tunnels out of Syria are reporting a big increase in people fleeing. The collapse of the caliphate is good for business.
“In the past couple of weeks, we’ve had lots of families leaving Raqqa and wanting to leave for Turkey. This week alone, I personally oversaw the smuggling of 20 families,” says Imad, a smuggler on the Turkish-Syrian border.
“Most were foreign but there were Syrians as well.”
. . . . .
In this business, clients don’t take kindly to inquiries. But Imad says he’s had “French, Europeans, Chechens, Uzbek”.
“Some were talking in French, others in English, others in some foreign language,” he says.
Walid, another smuggler on a different stretch of the Turkish border, tells the same story.
“We had an influx of families over the past few weeks,” he says. “There were some large families crossing. Our job is to smuggle them through. We’ve had a lot of foreign families using our services.”
. . . . .
But in Raqqa, it behaved no differently from any other losing side. Cornered, exhausted and fearful for their families, IS fighters were bombed to the negotiating table on 10 October.
“Air strikes put pressure on us for almost 10 hours. They killed about 500 or 600 people, fighters and families,” says Abu Musab Huthaifa.
Footage of the coalition air strike that hit one neighbourhood of Raqqa on 11 October shows a human catastrophe behind enemy lines. Amid the screams of the women and children, there is chaos among the IS fighters. The bombs appear especially powerful, especially effective. Activists claim that a building housing 35 women and children was destroyed. It was enough to break their resistance.
“After 10 hours, negotiations kicked off again. Those who initially rejected the truce changed their minds. And thus we left Raqqa,” says Abu Musab.
There had been three previous attempts to negotiate a peace deal. A team of four, including local Raqqa officials, now led the talks. One brave soul would cross the front lines on his motorbike relaying messages.
“We were only to leave with our personal weapons and leave all heavy weapons behind. But we didn’t have heavy weapons anyway,” Abu Musab says.
Now in jail on the Turkish-Syrian border, he has revealed details of what happened to the convoy when it made it safely to IS territory.
He says the convoy went to the countryside of eastern Syria, not far from the border with Iraq.
Thousands escaped, he says.
Abu Musab’s own attempted escape serves as a warning to the West of the threat from those freed from Raqqa.
How could one of the most notorious of IS chiefs escape through enemy territory and almost evade capture?
“I remained with a group which had set its mind on making its way to Turkey,” Abu Musab says.
Islamic State members were wanted by everyone else outside the group’s shrinking area of control; that meant this small gathering had to pass through swathes of hostile territory.
“We hired a smuggler to navigate us out of SDF-controlled areas,” Abu Musab says.
At first it went well. But smugglers are an unreliable lot. “He abandoned us midway. We were left to fend for ourselves in the midst of SDF areas. From then on, we disbanded and it was every man for himself,” says Abu Musab.
He might have made it to safety if only he’d paid the right person or maybe taken a different route.
The other path is to Idlib, to the west of Raqqa. Countless IS fighters and their families have found a haven there. Foreigners, too, also make it out – including Britons, other Europeans and Central Asians. The costs range from $4,000 (£3,000) per fighter to $20,000 for a large family.
The article stands as yet more evidence that the United States not only created ISIS but that it continues to support the terror organization in its battle against the Syrian government as well as in other locations across the world.
In this instance, ISIS needed to be moved in order to make way for the SDF for public relations purposes and military strategy on the ground. That goal was achieved and now an occupied oppressed Raqqa is touted as “liberated” by the United States. This incident is merely on more in a long line of “death squad” and terrorist herding. As a result of this process, ISIS has simply been shipped to other locations in Syria to continue its fight against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad under other names the West will then tout as “moderate.”

Wednesday, November 8, 2017



Kevin Spacey
The avalanche of revelations about the perverted and predatory sexual underbelly of Hollywood and the entertainment industry is long overdue. It has always been an open secret of sorts, but the whole house is coming down right now as more people are suddenly feeling empowered to speak out, and the media is finally ready to listen and take seriously to the stories of victims.
But what if pedophilia and the sexual harassment of women in entertainment is only a symptom and not actually the disease?
Just below the surface, hidden in plain sight in Hollywood is the overwhelming influence of the occult and the esoteric schools of ancient black magic. It has always been present in this industry because those who seek power in our world have long recognized that television, film and music are the most efficient and important roadways into the public psyche and the collective conscience.
Many have warned us about this for years, composing volumes of books and videos, gathering evidence of this bizarre conspiracy.
“Hollywood is, as David Lynch titles it, an “inland empire” – a kind of covenantal city-state of its own, with its own religion, including all the trappings of neophytes, acolytes, servants, agents, star saints, hierophants and hierarchs and holy sites.  It is a veritable polis of initiatory esoterica where the holy sites and rites of Hollywood are not the altars of mainstream religion, but another ancient religion, ultimately summed up in the epithet of the ancient mysteries.  The ancient mysteries comprise the competing religious practices of the empires of old, but the one empire that seems to have achieved the most appropriate association with Hollywood is Babylon – the “gate of the gods”.” ~Jay Dyer
Clues appear in the form of symbols and the use of symbolic set and setting in order to introduce occult memes into the subconscious. Subliminal messages packed with sexual innuendo including veiled pornographic images and reproductive anatomy are vaguely concealed in films. Music videos are laden with satanic imagery and overtly demonic themes.
Here is a compilation of examples of this in many of Disney’s children’s films:

Here is a compilation of Illuminati and satanic symbols appearing in music videos. There are hundreds of more examples of this that are quite easy to find.

Illuminati symbolism is a recurring theme, often resurfacing as the chosen celebrity covering one eye. The symbol of the one eye is of course the same single eye that watches from atop the symbolic pyramid, a symbol on our money and scattered throughout the political world.
There are so many instances of actors, musicians and pop stars being photographed with one eye covered that it defies the definition of coincidence. Here is a collage with just a tiny fraction of available examples.
Hollywood has its own hidden language that is stunningly pervasive in entertainment media, with recurring themes applied over again in new contexts. There is so much to it that it cannot be ignored, but you don’t see it until you’ve been introduced to it. Once you see, though, you see it everywhere.
The themes are applied in so many productions that it utterly defies coincidence, which means there must be some greater unifying message or purpose to it all. Based on the type of symbols and when looked at in the historical context of esoteric religious movement, Egyptian theology, Babylonian mythology, Satan worship and so on, Hollywood and the movie industry is clearly working to serve a particular idealogical movement.
The worship of dark and satanic forces has historically been linked to human sacrifice, pedophilia, sexual perversion, ego worship, celebrity worship, fragmentation of the individual psyche into controllable parts, mind control and corruption of the soul. The use of the occult and its symbols is a methodology employed to weaken the power of the individual and to create psychological slaves. It is a serious form of mind control.
While there certainly is reason to applaud the growing tidal wave of truth about Hollywood, one can only hope that these revelations ultimately go all the way to the core of the depravity in Hollywood, and that we can finally liberate our culture from these dark influences.

Send Zakir Naik back or get him to S. Arabia where he has citizenship

Why empower a demagogue like Zakir Naik? By   Dennis Ignatius   - August 13, 2019 8:00 AM Whatever else you may say about ...