Terrorists from where ever they arise, have not religion even though they may hide behind religion.
كثيرا ما أفكر بردود أفعالنا المختلفة عن العالم الآخر غير العربي تحديدا. كيف نتحمل الضرب والذل والإهانة . هذا الجلد على التحمل . لا أعرف لما قادتني ذاكرتي إلى مشهد على جسر الملك حسين قبل عدة أعوام وسط أزمة خانقة في قاعة الإنتظار وأولئك الحراس العشرينيين الذين كانوا يتعاملون مع البشر “الفلسطيني” وكأنهم قطيع أغنام. ذلك المنظر يحمل بذاكرتي دائما عصا بيد أحد الحراس وكأنه يضرب الجماهير المنتظرة الرجوع ، مع أنه لم يكن يحمل أي عصا.
ما جرى في سيناء اليوم من قتل للمصلين، يؤكد ان الارهاب لا دين له. فقط يوقفنا امام انحيازاتنا لما تساويه الارواح التي يتم ازهاقها . فنتعاطف ونتشفى حسب انتماءاتنا.
القتل في اليمن، وسورية، والعراق، وافغانستان، واسطنبول… لا يختلف عن الجريمة التي هزتنا اليوم في سيناء . نفسهم المجرمون الذين زهقوا ارواحا بالكنائس ، ونفسهم الذين يقررون انهم ايادي الله لاظهار الحق على هذه الارض. بينما هم ليسوا اكثر من مرتزقة مأجورين يتلقون…
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By Leonard Peltier
Greetings my friends, relatives and supporters.
Once again, I can’t tell you how much i am so honored that you would want to hear my words, or should i say read my words. You can’t imagine the thoughts that go through my head at times whenever everything is still and quiet in the night, when i lay there staring into the dark with day dreams of how things
Baja California Sur – To pray for peace and families, victims of violence: yesterday November 23, at least one hundred priests from the five municipalities and more than 300 people gathered in San Martin di La Paz parish, for a celebration led by the Bishop of the Diocese of La Paz en la Baja California Sur , Mgr. Miguel Ángel Alba Díaz.
During the Eucharistic celebration, the Bishop invited to remain silent while on a screen the number of people killed in the last three years was being projected: “2014-2017, about 900 people were killed due to the fury of human barbarism in Baja California Sur”. During the prayer of the faithful, those present prayed for families “victims of violence”, for those who lost their lives in this context, “for all the innocent who died for violence and for the 900 deaths in our area”. Finally the Bishop invited all to follow him in silence for a procession around the temple with lit candles.
The main reason for this celebration was the terrible murder of state lawyer Silvestre De la Toba Camacho. The Bishop said he would not release any further statements about it because society is tired of “sterile speeches” and has asked for the problem to be resolved from the root. On Monday, November 20, Silvestre De la Toba Camacho, president of the State Human Rights Commission in Baja California Sur , in the northwest of the country, was shot dead by a group of assassins while he was in the center of the city, along with his family. Even his son Fernando died while his wife and daughter were seriously injured.
The National Human Rights Commission condemned the crime and ordered the authorities to take precautionary measures to protect the victim’s family. There has been an intense wave of violence in Baja California Sur in the last two years because of disputes between criminal groups who want to control the area and the Sinaloa cartel, one of the world’s most powerful drug traffickers.
The Israeli army has taken “disciplinary action” against two commanders involved in the shooting of Palestinian siblings on 31 October, which left one man dead and his sister wounded.
According to a report in Haaretz, the commander of the Givati infantry brigade, Colonel Dado Bar Kalifa, reprimanded the deputy company commander for “improperly reporting to soldiers about the identification of the suspicious vehicle over the military radio network”.
Meanwhile, the squad commander was suspended from command positions because of his actions.
Israeli occupation forces opened fire on 26-year-old Mohammed Abdallah Musa, who died of his injuries, and his sister Latifa Musa, 33, as the two travelled in their car to Ramallah.
Sources told the paper that the soldiers who fired at the car, including the squad commander, did not approach the car after it stopped. “The soldiers reportedly returned to the tent and did not examine the identity of casualties or their condition.”
The “reprimands” are separate to a military police investigation also being conducted into the shooting. The incident was originally reported as a suspected-car ramming, after the army claimed that the vehicle did not stop when ordered to do so.
According to one eye-witness, “two soldiers came out of the tent and began to shoot at the [car]. They hit its rear from a distance. The car stopped after a few meters and was stuck on the side of the road.” No soldiers attempted to provide first-aid to the siblings.
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Saudi-led coalition has failed to lift blockade on Yemen’s ports, leaving tens of thousands without food and medicine
Aid agencies said Saudi Arabia has not fulfilled its promise to reopen humanitarian aid corridors into northern Yemen, leaving the main aid lifeline closed for tens of thousands of starving people.
Following intense pressure from western governments, Saudi Arabia agreed on Wednesday to lift a fortnight-long blockade of the port of Hodeida from noon (9am GMT) on Thursday, but in an update at lunchtime on Friday, aid agencies said no permissions for humanitarian shipments had been given.
Head of largest Swedish Christian church says God is beyond human gender determination
The Church of Sweden is urging its clergy to use gender-neutral language when referring to the supreme deity, refraining from using terms such as “Lord” and “he” in favour of the less specific “God.”
The move is one of several taken by the national Evangelical Lutheran church in updating a 31-year-old handbook setting out how services should be conducted in terms of language, liturgy, hymns and other aspects.
Of the sickest murders, those committed under the guise of religious belief are I think the vilest. Those murdered are gone and good people in the same religion, are cut as well.
Dozens more wounded after suspected militants target al-Rawdah mosque in north Sinai
At least 155 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a devastating bomb and gun attack targeting a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai, state television has reported.
Ambulances ferried casualties from the scene to nearby hospitals after the attack on al-Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of Arish city. At least 85 people were injured, the Mena news agency reported. The death toll rose repeatedly on Friday afternoon as more details emerged.
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