THIS DAY April 21
Posted by Shiva on April 21, 2009
April 21 2009: Pakistan’s interior ministry has said that almost 1,400 people have died in terrorist attacks in the country over the past year.The information was provided in a written report made available to parliamentarians on Friday.
Pakistan has seen a massive increase in such attacks since 2007.
Most of the victims have been from attacks that targeted the security forces, although many of those killed were also civilians.
Pakistan’s government has handed out 201.5 million rupees ($2.5m) in compensation to the victims.
This is the first time such comprehensive data has been generated in Pakistan about terror attacks.
According to the data, property worth 2.4616 billion rupees was destroyed in the attacks.
The interior ministry said the government had taken a number of steps to curb the rise.
The report said funding had been increased in security forces training and recruitment.
It said the government was also acquiring the latest equipment and technology to combat the growing threat of militancy.
April 21, 2009: Herat, Afghanistan man packed explosives into his artificial leg and detonated inside the compound of an Afghan provincial governor today but managed only to kill himself.
The bomber hobbled into the heavily guarded compound of the governor in the western city of Herat and exploded his bombs after police fired at him, deputy provincial police chief, Delawar Shah Delawar, said.
“Today a suicide attacker, a disabled man who placed his bombs in his artificial leg, was able to enter the governor’s compound. He exploded himself after our police fired at him,” he said.
“The only casualty was the bomber.”
Chief Delawar said intelligence reports tipped off authorities about a possible suicide attack on the compound, which houses the provincial governor and other government entities.
The blast took place about 500m from the governor’s office.
The explosion shattered windows and scattered body parts of the attacker, including shards of his artificial leg,
April 21, 2009: Damascus, Syria — It’s the “latest thing,” Abdullah Hayek says, holding the garment up. It’s an almost nonexistent bra and thong, which consists of strings and a tiny triangle. It’s made, not of fabric, but of sugar fondant, which has been rolled out until it is wafer-thin, held together with elastic cords.”This allows the husband to nibble the underwear off of his wife’s body,” explains Hayek.The garment, which costs the equivalent of about $3.90, is available in a selection of flavors, including pineapple, apple, honey, chocolate and mango. “I probably sell 15 of them a day,” said Hayek.The Hamidiyeh souk in Damascus is without doubt one of the best markets in the Arab world.
Naturally you can find carpets, crafts and kitsch being hawked to tourists within the maze of alleyways. But the majority of customers are Syrian. They push through the souk by the thousands, buying washing powder in one alley and dishes in another — and, at the intersection where the lingerie merchants sit, they buy sexy underwear.”It all started about four or five years ago,” says Hayek.
His grandfather was a merchant too, selling underwear — still chaste in those days — to women. But then Syria got wired. “Ever since people started going to Internet cafes, and seeing what the rest of the world is wearing, demand has completely changed,” says Hayek.
Damascene women at first asked bashfully for “special designs.” Now the fruits of the Internet-fueled imaginations of Syrian designers are displayed in the open.
As sugar is a favorite food of yeast, it is advisable to avoid contact between sugar and the vagina, or the woman may risk a yeast infection ( Candida albicans). When edible underwear will be touching the vagina, care should therefore be taken to ensure it does not contain sugars.
There is also danger to the edible underwear eater- as there are food illnesses related to eating something that has touched the anus.
April 21, 2009: Kirkuk Iraq. Iraqi security forces have arrested four children who were allegedly part of a group of youngsters being groomed by al-Qaeda to become suicide bombers, an Iraqi army general said.
The children, who were detained in a village near the northern city of Kirkuk, were part of a cell known as the “Birds of Paradise” and were being specially trained to avoid detection as they carried out attacks, security officials said.“Special forces units have arrested an organisation of children consisting of four individuals under the age of 14 who call themselves the ‘Birds of Paradise’,” said General Abdelamir al-Zaidi, the commander of the Iraqi army division in Kirkuk. “The group relies on children and is connected to al-Qaeda.
It works to recruit children and young people to carry out suicide attacks and to aid the terrorist groups in detonating roadside bombs.”
Al-Qaeda groups have previously used Iraqi children to carry out attacks on US and Iraqi security forces, even using them in one instance as a cover to sneak a car bomb past a Baghdad checkpoint before detonating the device with the youngsters still inside.
Boys injured during illegal home circumcision
April 21 2009: Solna Sweden. Astrid Lindgren children’s hospital has raised the alarm again after a persona illegally circumcised children at home.
The Health and Welfare board withdrew permission for the suspect to perform circumcisions already in 2007, but recently two boys came to the hospital with serious injuries. “This person must be stopped.
It’s urgent,” says Maria Hansson, a lawyer at the board of Health and Welfare.
The Board suspects that since the name is the same, the man who was reported is the same person who two years ago lost his permit for conducting circumcisions at home. The man doesn’t have a Swedish medical certificate, but in special cases individuals can get permission to conduct the operation, but not on boys older than two months.
The two boys who were now injured are significantly older, born in 2001 and 2004. As a result of their injuries, which rose in connection with the circumcision, they were forced to undergo operations at the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital. The case has now been turned over to the police
Marie Hansson says that what he did was illegal and now it’s up to whether the parents are ready to testify against the man.
Patrik Lillqvist, inspector at the City police investigative team, says that the man is suspect of breaking the law of circumcision of boys, and alternatively of abuse. He will soon get in contact with the parents.
“It’s always pressured when children are involved.
In addition, children don’t remember as much as adults, so we must talk with them while they can tell what they’ve been through.”
In August 2007, the suspect lost his permit for performing circumcisions. Then too it was the Astrid Lindgren Children’s hospital which reported the man when the doctors didn’t think the operation was performed professionally. The investigation concerned six boys who were older than two months.
Four or five of them got an infection after the operation, which was conducted in the boys’ home.
In two of the cases the circumcision wasn’t done properly. The Board sees it as especially serious that the man didn’t see to pain treatment by a certified doctor or nurse.
The custom of circumcising boys is very widespread among both Muslims and members of the Jewish community. Since Stockholm doesn’t offer the operation, the parents are referred to private clinics and the pressure is great.Since the suspect man lost his permit there are no individuals within the Muslim community how are allowed to perform circumcisions.
There are, however, within the Jewish community. Maynard Gerber, Jewish circumciser or “mohel”,circumcised many Muslim boys in the past year.
“Last year there were 15-20, compared with 3-4 a year before that.” “It isn’t so surprising.
The Swedish medical services didn’t arrange it in a good way for Muslims. The should also have access to competent circumcisers everywhere in Sweden.” “But I never do it on boys older than two months.
There’s a big difference in doing the operation on a small child and bigger boys. For older boys the operation should absolutely not be done at home, but in a hospital.
It requires a different technique, and it requires stitches. For infants the wounds heal without stitches.”
Muslim Gang Beats Sikh for Defending Woman
April 21 2009: London Britain. A CANADIAN student has quit Britain after being beaten up by four thugs in London’s violent East End.
Student Amit Ahluwalia told police he was returning to Toronto to “live in a safer country” after being punched to the ground in a fast-food takeaway.
But now the thugs who waylaid him and another student are behind bars after appearing in court.
Amit was one of four students including two women out for the evening from Queen Mary London University college campus at Mile End.
He tried to protect the women who the gang were molesting before rejoining his friends in a takeaway.
The gang armed themselves with bottles and stormed in after them screaming they were going to kill him.
He fell to his knees and waited for what he described were “continuous blows from bottles and fists to his head,” said prosecutors at Snaresbrook crown court.
Mr Ahluwalia, who has now returned to Canada, said in a statement he still suffers headaches and panic attacks from the “furious and repeated attack.”
He told cops before leaving for Toronto: “I would like to return home and live in a safer country.
“I keep thinking I will encounter these four again and they will kill me.”
His friend was attacked with a bottle during the incident at the takeaway before police arrived.
The four arrested, all Asians in their 20s from Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, Stepney and Poplar, admitted causing an affray and were each jailed for 13 months. Three had criminal records and one a police caution.
April 21 2008:
Pakistan, Jamrud. – Two local security personnel are gunned down in a brutal ambush by dozens of Islamic fighters.
Iraq, Baqubah. – A female suicide bomber kills four Iraqis.
Iraq, Mosul. – A teenager is among three civilians cut down by militant Sunnis.
Somalia, Guda. – Islamic militias attack a small town, killing four local defenders.
Afghanistan, Kandahar. – Six local policemen are murdered in an attack on their checkpoint by religious extremists.
Somalia, Baidoa. – A government official is assassinated by Islamic terrorists.
April 21 2007:
Thailand, Pattani. – Three Thai soldiers are killed when local religious extremists set off a bomb.
Iraq, Kirkuk.- Holy Warriors storm a family home and murder two children and their parents.
Iraq, Khalis. – Eight tortured bodies are found, four of who are beheaded in the Islamic tradition.
Iraq, Baghdad.- A bomb on a bus is among at least two Mujahideen attacks that leave thirteen civilians dead.April 21 2006:
Afghanistan, Maiwand. – Six policemen are killed at their post by Taliban extremists.
India, Cherwan. – The Mujahideen murders a civilian outside his village.
India, Kishtwar. – A civilian is gunned down by the Mujahideen.
India, Gool. – Two transportation employees are shot to death on the job by Muslim radicals.
Iraq, Baghdad. – The bodies of eight men, bound and executed, with signs of torture are found in two locations in the country.
Iraq, Baghdad. – A baker and two bakery workers are murdered in two separate attacks by Islamic fundamentalists.
Iraq, Baiji. – In a heinous act, Islamic terrorists kidnap six off-duty policemen from and murder them.
April 21 2005:
Iraq, al-Taji. -Yelling “Allah Akbar” Islamists bring down a civilian helicopter with a missile, killing ten. The lone survivor is helped to is feet, then shot to death.
Iraq, Suwayrah. – Women and children are amply represented among the more than fifty bodies pulled out of a river after having their throats cut by Islamist kidnappers.
Thailand, Narathiwat. – A man is murdered by Muslims while driving to work.
Saudi Arabia, Mecca. – Saudi Islamists kill two Saudi policemen.April 21 2004:
Iraq, Basra. – Five suicide bombings kill sixty-eight people, including eighteen children who burned to death in their school bus. More than one-hundred other civilians were injured in the “Holy Warrior” blasts.
Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. – al-Qaeda suicide bomber blasts his way to Allah, taking six others, including an 11-year-old girl, with him in the car bomb explosion. One-hundred and forty-eight innocents are injured.
India, Udhampur. – One civilian is killed in his home (Doda), another abducted and later shot dead. Muslim militants also cut off the ears of two other people for participating in the elections.
April 21 2003: Pakistan, Karachi. – A physician succumbs to injuries suffered in a sectarian attack.
April 21, 1998: In the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf’s gang of Islamic barbarians beheaded 3 people on Basilan Island.
April 21, 1996: A bomb exploded in a hostel popular with foreign backpackers in New Delhi, India. The device was constructed of 50 pounds of explosives. A total of 12 tourists were killed in the blast and 40 others were injured.Two Islamic terrorist groups vied for credit, but authorities blamed the Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Party of Holy Warriors.April 21, 1995: A tow truck driver was killed when a bomb exploded inside a car he was removing from an Istanbul car park for a left-wing newspaper and the Iranian Consulate.-
April 21, 1995 : A Palestinian Muslim from Jordan crossed the border into Israel and attempted to kidnap an employee at the Dead Sea Works. The Palestinian was wounded in a gun battle with security guards.April 21, 1989: A vehicle bearing U.S. diplomatic plates was firebombed in Islamabad, Pakistan.April 21, 1982: Mercenaries paid by Carlos the Jackal exploded a truck bomb outside the French embassy in Vienna, killing an Austrian policeman who was guarding it. He was trying to illicit the freedom of his murdering partner, Magdelana Kopp.
April 21, 1980: In Switzerland, Israeli security agents foiled a plot to blow up an El Al jetliner when they found a bomb in the luggage of a German who was booked aboard a flight to Tel Aviv. The bomb was connected to a timing device. A spokesman for Israel said in Tel Aviv that it was believed terrorists placed the bomb in the German’s luggage without his knowledge. Israel had warned its citizens to be alert to possible terrorist attacks, as Israelis were celebrating their Independence Day.April 21, 1973: A Philippine Air Lines Hawker Siddeley HS-748 carrying 33 people crashed near Patabangan after a bomb exploded.April 21, 1970: A Philippine Air Lines Hawker Siddeley 748 crashed near Manila after a bomb exploded in the aft cargo hold. The crash killed all 36 passengers and crew.