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THIS DAY March 9

Posted by Shiva on March 8, 2009

March 9, 2009: Dhaka, Bangladesh. At first glance, Bably Akter looks like any other nine-year-old Bangladeshi girl, dressed in a brightly coloured pink and turquoise skirt and top trimmed with silver sequins.

A matching headband conceals her left ear, badly deformed and the only obvious sign she is the victim of an acid attack, a practice rampant in the impoverished country, used mainly in domestic disputes and against women and children.

As her mother, Parul, recounts the story of how Bably’s father put drops of acid on different parts of her body every day for five days when she was a baby, the little girl lifts her skirt to reveal a large scar on her legs and feet.

“Her father wanted a son. He’d been violent towards me before Bably was born but it was not until day five, when he actually fed her acid I realised something was seriously wrong,” Parul, 26, said.

She complained to the police but charges were never laid.

“We ran away and spent two years at the Acid Survivors’ Foundation (ASF) hospital where Bably had a lot of plastic surgery on her mouth. She still needs more operations.”

With her broad grin and her love of dancing, Bably speaks about her dreams of one day becoming a doctor to help others in the South Asian nation.

“She says she doesn’t remember what happened but sometimes she cries for no reason. Her speech is a little bit impaired and she gets teased at school,” Parul said.

The Dhaka-based ASF says most victims of acid attacks bear obvious physical scars, which make them pariahs. Bably is one of the lucky ones.

Efforts in Bangladesh in recent years to curb the practice mean cases are slowly declining, but human rights campaigners say acid remains too easy to buy.

“Acid throwing is rampant in the southern and northern parts of Bangladesh where it is used for dying the fishing nets and in the handloom industry,” said ASF doctor Imtiaz Bahar Choudhury.

Last year 179 people — three-quarters of those women and children — were victims of acid violence in Bangladesh, with 20 cases already recorded for 2009, according to the ASF.

The most common reasons for the attacks are disputes over property and dowry payments, and unrequited love where spurned suitors try to disfigure women who reject them.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said this week one woman in five around the globe has been a victim of rape or attempted rape, and that in some countries one woman in three has been beaten or subjected to some kind of violent act.

Violence against women is an abomination. I’d like to call it a crime against humanity,” Ban said ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday.

The last major study into domestic violence in Bangladesh found that about 60 percent of women had been physically or sexually abused.

About 19 percent of those had experienced severe physical violence, defined as being hit with a fist or object, kicked or dragged, beaten up, choked, burnt, or threatened with a weapon.

Poverty, especially hunger, played a significant role in determining the degree and frequency of violence against women at home in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, where 40 percent of people live below the poverty line.
March 9, 2009: Badaber, Pakistan. A bomb-laden car exploded this morning in northwest Pakistan as police tried to pull a body from it, authorities said, killing seven police and a bystander
After an unknown caller told them a body was in a parked car, according to Police Chief Rahim Shah.
“Police went there. They found the white car. They also saw a body inside, but when they were pulling it out, the car bomb went off,” he said, calling the set-up a “new technique.”
Footage from the scene showed a police van whose front was decimated.

The attack occurred just outside the Khyber tribal region, a part of Pakistan’s semiautonomous tribal belt where military forces have staged offensives to stem militant activity. Pakistan recently claimed victory in an offensive against militants in Bajur, another tribal region. Officials also say they are close to flushing out militants in nearby Mohmand tribal area.

People comfort a man who lost his brother, the police officer, killed in the car bombing, at a local hospital in Peshawar,

March 9, 2009: Baghdad, Iraq A suicide bomber killed dozens of people and injured at least 57 others on Sunday outside a police academy in the Iraqi capital city in the bloodiest attack in weeks.

A policeman injured in a suicide bombing attack given medical treatment in a hospital in Baghdad

A man wearing an explosive vest and riding a motorcycle also laden with explosives drove into a crowd of Baghdad police recruits and blew himself up, killing 28 people including five policemen.The injured people, with some in critical condition, were immediately taken to the nearby Al-Kindi and Ibn al-Nafees hospitals in the area as the security forces cordoned off the site of attack.

The suicide bomber carried out the attack at the back entrance of the capital city’s largest police academy, where a group of potential recruits were waiting in line.

An Iraqi woman mourns the death of her son outside the al-Kindi hospital in Baghdad.

March 9 2009: Malmo, Sweden. Dozens of anti-Israel activists clashed with police Saturday as they tried to storm a closed arena where Sweden and Israel were playing a Davis Cup tennis match.
The activists hurled rocks and firecrackers at police vans as they tried to break through the barricades set up to keep protesters from the arena. Hundreds of riot police pushed them back using truncheons.
There were no immediate reports of injuries. At least five people were detained, police spokesman Lars Hakan Lindholm said.
The clashes erupted after about 7,000 people gathered at a square in downtown Malmo to hear speeches condemning Israel’s operation in Gaza and urging support for Palestinians.

Organizers of the “stop the match” protest had said the demonstration would be peaceful, but extreme-left activists had vowed to disrupt the match, which is being played without fans in Malmo.
den’s Left Party leader Lars Ohly told the crowd that the European Union and the rest of the world should “boycott the racist regime in Israel.”
The protesters then marched toward the Baltic Hall arena, where some of them attacked the
police line with eggs, rocks and firecrackers.

The doubles match between Sweden and Israel started as planned before about 300 special guests invited by the two countries’ tennis federations. About 1,000 police from southern Sweden were deployed in Malmo to keep the protesters from entering the arena.

So while the towel heads where in their citadel of hate mooning to Allah
The Dhimmi-witted lefturds where on beck and called to their towel head overlordsTodays Trivia
Sverige Sux

The Brandbergen Mosque, officially the Islamic Association in Brandbergen (Swedish: Muslimska Församlingen i Brandbergen) is a mosque located in Brandbergen, Haninge Municipality, south of Stockholm, Sweden.

The Brandbergen Mosque has been described by the FBI terrorism consultant Evan Kohlmann as a propaganda central for the Armed Islamic Group (GIA). According to Kohlmann, people connected to the mosque also participated in the financing of GIA:s bombing campaign in France in 1995.

In 2004 an Arabic-langugage manual, which carried the logo and address of the Brandbergen Mosque, was spread on the internet. The manual described the construction of simple chemical weapons, including how to build a chemical munition from an ordinary artillery round.

On December 7, 2006, the Swedish citizen Mohamed Moumou, who is described by the United States Department of the Treasury as an “uncontested leader of an extremist group centered around the Brandbergen Mosque in Stockholm”, was put on the United Nations Security Council Committee 1267 list of foreign terrorists.

In November 2006 the Islamic Association got permission to build a Muslim Cultural Center next to the city center. The cultural center will include an assembly hall, library, restaurant, gyms and baths. It is meant to serve as a meeting place for the area’s Muslims, as well as other residents.

Mohamed Moumou (Arabic: محمد مومو‎) (also known as Abu Qaswarah or Abu Sara) (born 30 July 1965) was a Moroccan-born Swedish national who was the No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq and the senior leader in Northern Iraq. He died in a building in Mosul during a shootout with American troops.

Born in Fez, Morocco, he was one of the founders of the militant Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (Groupe Islamique Combattant Marocain, or GICM). Moumou immigrated to Sweden in the mid-1980s and gained Swedish citizenship in the mid-1990s.

In March 2004, Moumou was arrested in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Morrocan authorities request for his alleged role in the 2003 Casablanca bombings. He was released by the Danish authorities after a month and sent back to Sweden.

In May 2006, he left for Iraq and never returned.While in Sweden, he was the “uncontested leader of an extremist group centered around the Brandbergen Mosque” in the Stockholm suburb of Haninge, according to the U.S. Treasury Department. Säpo, the Swedish intelligence agency, had been keeping an eye on him since the mid-1990s, suspecting him of leading an Islamist network that supported terrorism abroad.He was believed to be recruiting Jihadists to fight in Iraq from his base in Sweden.The Swedes also suspected that he had taken part in terrorist attacks and fought in Afghanistan in the 1990s. In December of 2006, he was placed on the UN and EU terrorist lists.

According to the U.S. military, Abu Qaswarah was a charismatic figure who became the senior commander in northern Iraq in June 2007 and was second in command of Al-Qaida in Iraq behind Abu Ayyub al-Masri. Allegedly, he was in charge of smuggling foreign fighters into northern Iraq and killed the fighters who did not want to attack Iraqis or carry out suicide missions. Prior to his death, a large number of Iraqi Christians were killed, and their murders were widely blamed on al-Qaida.[4] He is also accused of orchestrating the failed attack on the Mosul Civic Center, which if successful would have killed hundreds on Iraqi civilians.

According to the United States Department of the Treasury, Moumou traveled to Afghanistan in the mid 1990s to participate in the al-Qaeda-run Khalden training camp. According to TelQuel, Moumou was recruited in 1996 by Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi to serve as a “sleeping agent” in Stockholm.[6] Moumou reportedly served, at some time in the past, as “Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s representative in Europe for issues related to chemical and biological weapons” He still reportedly maintains ties to “al-Zarqawi’s inner circle” in Iraq.

He is also the editor of the Al Ansar newsletter connected to the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (Groupe Islamique Armé, or GIA).

The U.S. military said that it tracked Abu Qaswarah to a building in Mosul, which served as a “key command and control location” for Al-Qaida in Iraq. On 5 October 2008, they entered the building, were fired upon, and during the shootout they killed five people, one of which was Abu Qaswarah.

His death was announced ten days later, when positive identification was made on his body.

Ha ha ha…. Look at the way Swedish TT report, via Swedish International Radio reports the story:

“A Swedish man is reported to have died in fighting in Iraq. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs say the Swedish citizen was killed during fighting by American forces. The Ministry have been trying to get in contact with the victim’s relations today, report TT news agency.”
One of Al-Qaida’s top leaders in Iraq dies in a gun battle against US troops…and he, the jihadi is …….

March 9, 1977: Five men who claimed to have been trained and to be working for Libyan intelligence, were caught planting bombs on the railroad tracks going west from Al-Alamein, Egypt.

March 9, 1977: Hanafi Muslim terrorists seized the Washington D.C. City Council Chambers, B’nai B’rith, and the Islamic Center, taking 134 hostages. One man was killed and twelve were wounded – one of whom was Washington City Councilman Marion Berry. The hostages were released after a two-day standoff.

March 9, 1979: In Turkey, a bomb was thrown onto the patio of the Ankara US officers’ mess. Gunfire was heard and shell casings were found across the street.

March 9, 1982
: Explosives were used to blow up a munitions-laden Lebanese cargo ship at the Palestinian terrorist-controlled port of Tyre. The Israeli military denied any responsibility for the attack.

March 9, 1983
The PLO has accused the Mossad of being responsible for the failed assassination of the PLO office manager in Beirut. Tawfiq as-Safadi’s car came under a hail of gunfire as he was returning home. The terrorist was struck once in the head by a bullet. While we neither know or care who killed him, it’s good that he’s dead.

March 9, 1983: Armenian rebels attacked and wounded the Turkish Ambassador in Yugoslavia.

March 9, 1989: Hezbollah claimed responsibility for a roadside bomb in Lebanon which wounded two Israelis and four others in what was called the “security zone.”.

March 9, 2001: In Israel, a bomb exploded on the main street of Surchiyan District in Arbil, injuring eleven people and damaging shops in the area. Some Jews took matters into their own hands and shot and injured a Palestinian from Yattah who they believed aided the attack.

March 9, 2001: In Indonesia, Muslim Free Aceh Movement (GAM) militants burned the agricultural information center in North Aceh. The fire caused significant damage but no deaths.
On This Day Since 9/11
March 9, 2002: Netanya, Israel. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Brigades takes credit for killing a 9-month-old infant and one other in grenade attack that also left 50 others injured
March 9, 2002: Jerusalem, Israel. A Hamas (Islamic Resistance) suicide bomber kills eleven and injures 54 at a crowded cafe.
March 9, 2002: New Karachi, Pakistan. A doctor is gunned down by Sunnis on motorcycles, who also injure a patient.March 9, 2003: Budgam, India. Attempted abduction goes awry with a terrorist killing himself and three others with a grenade. Thirty-five are injured.
March 9, 2004: Istanbul, Turkey.Suspected al-Qaeda terrorists use an explosive device and weapons fire against the restaurant of a Masonic lodge.
March 9, 2004: Hilla, Iraq.Two American civilians, including a female human rights worker, along with an Iraqi translator are executed after being stopped at a phony checkpoint.
March 9, 2005: Al-Rumana, Iraq.The bodies of forty-one people, massacred by Jihadists, are found. All had been executed, many were beheaded, including several women and young children.
March 9, 2005: Baghdad, Iraq.Two suicide bombers drive a garbage truck packed with explosives into a hotel, killing two others and injuring several dozen.A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, prays in front of an idol of Hindu God Hanuman, after an early morning dip on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India,

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March 9, 2006: Varanasi, India. Soldiers and police patrolled holy sites across India following a series of bloody bombings in Hinduism’s holiest city of Varanasi, but despite palpable anger over the attacks there were no immediate reports of sectarian violence.

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A girl injured in a bomb blast, lies in a hospital in Varanasi, India, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. Explosions rocked a packed railway station and a crowded Hindu temple Tuesday in Hinduism’s holiest city, and at least 20 people were killed and dozens injured,

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A woman injured in a bomb blast sits on the floor in Varanasi, India, Tuesday, March 7, 2006.
Who are the culprits ?

A CLUE !!!!!


March 9, 2006: Pattani, Thailand. A Buddhist man is found murdered with a note on his body from Islamists acknowledging that they are killing the innocent.

March 9, 2006: Yala, Thailand. Islamists gun down a Buddhist outside his home.
March 9, 2006: Baghdad, Iraq. Terrorists set off a bomb in front of a hospital and another in a street to kill eight civilians and injure fifteen.
March 9, 2006: Mosul, Iraq. Religious fundamentalists kill the host of an educational and cultural TV show while on his way to interview poets.
March 9, 2006: Quetta, Pakistan. A policemen and his daughter are killed when radicals toss a bomb into their home.
March 9, 2006: Miran Ali, Pakistan. al-Qaeda backed militants attack a Pakistani checkpoint, killing two soldiers.
March 9, 2006: El Oued, Algeria. Armed fundamentalists kill a freed prisoner by spraying his home with automatic weapons fire.
March 9, 2006: Ouspas, Pakistan. The son of a pro-government leader is murdered by the local TalibanMarch 9, 2007: Narathiwat, Thailand. Islamists enter a grocery store pretending to be customers, then shoot the owner to death.
March 9, 2007: North Waziristan, Pakistan. An Afghan refugee is executed by Taliban militants.
March 9, 2007: Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. A Shia businessman is shot to death by Sunni radicals.
March 9, 2007: Melapalayam, India. A 35-year-old woman is pelted with stones and stabbed to death by members of al-Umma for having an affair.March 9, 2008: Baghdad, Iraq. Ten victims of sectarian hatred within the Religion of Peace are found murdered.
March 9, 2008: Arghandab, Afghanistan. Two civilians are killed and six wounded by a roadside bomb attack

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