Thursday, June 29, 2006

Palestinian Islamic Jihad Moved to Iran and Tonga

I'm back after a long break, and from now on there will be frequent updates.

Here's a small piece of news. I discovered that the main website of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad is now officially moved to Iran. Banner on the QudsWay website says that old domains no longer exist and there are two new addresses - .to is for Tonga. :-)

More information on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Internet infrastructure is available here.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Russian Provider Forced to Shut Down HAMAS Website

I'm happy to announce that due to combined efforts of many people, the Al-Fateh website has been closed by its Russian provider.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Zapatero - Turkish PM's Dhimmi Ally

Andrea Sentore hasn't even been buried yet, and his dhimmi brother in Christ, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, is already shaking hands with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey and the leader of the Islamist AKP party.

Hürriyet, 06/02/2006

Erdogan - Zapatero: Let's Stop Hatred

Leaders of the "Union of Civilizations", [Turkish] Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, condemned the Muhammad cartoons in a joined open letter published in International Herald Tribune.

The two prime ministers called the cartoons unacceptable "from the ethical and political points of view" and stressed the necessity to "to stop hatred". Erdogan and Zapatero said that "publication of these cartoons could be absolutely legitimate but has to be rejected for ethical and political reasons" and emphasized the need to decrease the tension.

Not to Be Inattentive to Sensitive Issues

While the two prime ministers acknowledged that the freedom of expression is one of the main pillars of the democratic system, they also noted that where there are rights, there are duties as well, and one can not remain inattentive to sensitive issues.

The two prime ministers warned that "forgetting this could bring about insecurity, exclusion and anger, and all this could lead to results which none of us would like to see and which is our duty to prevent".

"Union of Civilizations" Could be a Model

In the letter, which was reprinted by the Spanish press, Erdogan and Zapatero stressed the need for measures to be taken to stop "the hatred which is being a threat to the international peace and security" and offered the "Union of Civilizations" model they launched together last year.

And again - no mention of the yesterday's murder and no apology. It's just amazing how quick the Islamists are in finding allies in Europe, and how quick Europe is in betraying its own values and its co-religionists in Muslim lands. Some answers to the many questions that arise after seeing such things happen can be found in "Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis" by Bat Yeor.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Italian Priest Killed in Turkey - No Apology from Turkish Prime Minister

Andrea Santore, an Italian Catholic priest, was shot to death today in Trabzon, Turkey. According to preliminary investigation results, the assailant was a 13-14 year old Turkish boy. The police are still reluctant to talk about the murderer's motives, even though everyone else, including the Church officials back in Italy, is pretty sure than this killing is a part of the world-wide wave of protests against the Danish cartoons. Let's see now what the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan has to say concerning this incident:

"Turkey is beginning to unite civilisations. One crazy cartoonist comes up and attacks my Prophet. He has no right to do this".

Sabah, 05/02/2005

These are Erdogan's very first words after the attack. After that, he goes on to say that "this wrong [the cartoons] has to be righted, but not by demolishing and burning down". That's all. No apology to the Church or to Italy or to the priest's relatives. Quite the opposite - Erdogan is quick to blame (as is customary for Muslims) some mysterios enemy by saying: "Weapons are no solution. It is the wish of those whose aim is the clash of civilisations". Later, in the same speech, he makes some obscure remarks about the PKK and also says a word about the need to educate the young in some other sort of religion. However, he fails to express his sympathy to the family of the victim or to the Christian community. Erdogan does not say a single word in appreciation of the service that Andrea Santore had been rendering to the Christian community of Trabzon for the last 5 years. The Prime Minister of Turkey, democratically elected three years ago by the Turkish people, is obviously less civilised than Sultan Abdul Mejid who built that church in Trabzon more than hundred years ago.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Here comes a small update on the Al-Fateh magazine. As I wrote before, the terrorist website is located on a Moscow-based server belonging to Ariadna Media. As I found the website contents extremely disturbing, I tried to contact the provider and to tell them what is being published on the Internet using their service. I called their office in Moscow, and I was told to send a complaint to So, I translated quite a lot of stuff from the magazine into Russian and sent an email asking the company to follow their own abuse policy, which forbids using its webspace for promoting extremism, and to shut the website down. Needless to say, I never received a reply. The website is still there, and the HAMAS extremist indoctrination obviously bears fruit.

This was written by a teenage girl in reply to the earlier publication of a Palestinian Islamikaze's "farewell letter" in the same magazine.

Together with Shaheed Raed Abdel Hamid Mesk [rubric title]

"Mushaaraka" from dear friend Rania Zizan, 14

While reading the message of the wonderful shaheed Raed Abdel Mesk, I constantly felt musk aroma coming off it. ["Mesk" means "muscus" in Arabic]. I swear by God, I felt musk aroma each time I read the message, and it carried me away to the world of past - the world in which there were no criminal Zionists and their American stooges grazing freely on the lands of the dear Palestine and the struggling Iraq.

Understanding, knowledge, faith, reason, and dignity are in shaheed Mesk's letter. His heart and soul are with Islam, with his umma [religious community], his homeland, with his children and his brothers. I've learned by heart much of what I read [in the message] and what enraptured me. I am asking my younger friends to learn it by heart and to demand from their mothers and fathers that they read it and act according to it.

Honestly, I find it extremely hard to understand the indifference and insensitivity of those guys in Moscow. It has only been a year and a half since the Beslan tragedy, and still they can't be bothered to lift their asses and to take care of a website that promotes Islamist terror and openly calls for a war against Russia in Chechnya. I contacted some Jewish organizations, and I've been advised to bring this issue to the attention of Russian media. It might be a good idea, so I am currenly investigating my options.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Pallywood In Action: Staged Battle Videos

I'm sure many of you have seen the "Pallywood" movie by "The Second Draft". If not, you should certainly do so. The movie shows some nice examples of staged scenes produced by the Palestinians in cooperation with Western journalists and presented as news by leading media agencies all over the world.

Why I am telling you all this? That's because I feel I've just discovered a similar example on the Ezzedine Al Qassam Brigade's website. This video is a footage from some kind of Al Qassam Brigade event held presumably in Jabalia. The video file is called "parade jabalia" in English and the description on the website calles it something like "military training". "Training" is also the word one of the militants is using while being interviewed during the event. However, what's being showed seems to be neither "parade" nor "training".

If it's a parade, then why is it held at night (or late evening)? Why is it so badly organised that military men are mixing with civilians all the time? Why are civilians helping the militants with movie sets? If it's a parade, everything should be pre-arranged to impress the public. And most importantly: Why are the cameramen behaving so strangely? It seems that they are filming not a large-scale public event but a series of small combat scenes.

If it is a kind of "training", then again: Why are the civilians involved? And what are the cameramen doing there?

If you look at the following screenshots, you might get an impression that they were taken at a Hollywood shooting stage when a war movie was being made.

If you cut the cameramen away from view, the whole scene will certainly look like a war footage. Good job! What else can I say?

In case you're patient enough to watch the movie till the end, you'll see what kind of cameramen were involved in the production. From what I saw, I could recognise Al-Jazeera, Al-Manar and Al-Arabia TV channels' logos, but there were more.

Today, we can only guess about how those media agencies used the footages they got from their reporters. While there was nothing especially interesting in the interviews, the videos made in Jabalia must be so ambiguous they could mean anything. They could equally be used as a HAMAS "promotional video" or be presented as "news from the combat zone". Somehow I'm inclined to think that Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabia wouldn't want to work so carefully on a "parade" reportage.

Friday, November 25, 2005

HAMAS and the Elections. Islamic Block Poll.

This poll was published (and obviously conducted) by the Islamic Block website. Islamic Block is a kind of student union representing HAMAS in Palestinian universities. The questions concern the upcoming January legislative elections in the PA. As you all probably know, there has been a heated discussion between the PA authorities, Israel and the peace process sponsors concerning the participation of HAMAS in the elections. In the past, the Palestinian authorities promised many times to bar candidates advocating violence from running in the elections but no effective legislation addressing this issue has been adopted. You can read more about it in this article:

Political Participation and Palestinian Legislative Elections by Mohammad Yaghi and Ben Fishman (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) 31 October, 2005

Here comes the poll itself:

Question 1:
Do you support the participation of HAMAS in the legislative elections?

1. No
15 votes - 13%

2. Yes
99 votes - 86.1%

3. Don't know
1 vote - 0.9%

Total votes - 115

Question 2:
Who is going to win the elections - HAMAS or FATEH?

20 votes - 17.4 %

81 votes - 70.4%

3. Don't know
14 votes - 12.2%

Total votes - 115

It is curious that 13% of the Islamic Block website's visitors don't want to see HAMAS even participating in the elections. Even more people believe HAMAS isn't going to win. While this kind of polls certainly can't be considered truly representative of the Palestinian society, it's always interesting to have a look at them as people voting on an Arabic-language HAMAS website are more likely to be expressing their real views and not trying to impress any foreign researchers with slogans like "We are all HAMAS here".

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