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THIS DAY March 15

Posted by Shiva on March 15, 2009

March 15, 2009: Beirut Lebanon. Omar Bakri Mohammed speaking from Lebanon where he fled to four years ago, said: ‘I don’t believe the rumours against my good friend Mr Choudary are really true.’

Just remember these pic when you hear or see this fucker spewing his islamic diarrhoea
The Full Monty
March 15, 2009: New York, USA. Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan today was ordered to remain jailed without bail after pleading not guilty to second-degree murder charges in the slaying and beheading of his wife in February in Orchard Park.

“Muzzammil Hassan (THE FAT ONE) receives award from CAIR-PA Chairman Iftekhar Hussain and CAIR National Chairman Parvez Ahmed,” from CAIR-PA

Homicide Prosecutor Colleen Curtin Gable told Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk there is a “strong” case against Hassan, 44, for the Feb. 12 killing of his wife, Aasiya Zubair Hassan, 37, based on alleged “admissions” Hassan has made and forensic evidence linking him to the crime. The woman’s decapitated body was found in the offices of Bridges TV, a locally based Muslim cable television station in Orchard Park that the couple founded several years ago.

March 15, 2009: Dhaka, Bangladesh A man was killed and 18 other people were injured in western Bangladesh on Friday when a pro-Islamic student group staged a violent demonstration in an attempt to take control of a university campus, police said. Local police inspector Elahi Bakth said the group held a rally Wednesday at the main campus of Rajshahi University, 190 kilometers west of the capital, Dhaka. The rally degenerated into fighting between the Islamic student group Chhatra Shibir and the student group associated with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Awami League party, he said. “The fighting broke out on Wednesday, but on Friday there was a fierce gun battle and one man, in his mid-20s, who was a member of Chhatra Shibir, was killed,” he said. “Eighteen others are injured and some are in a serious condition.” He said that police had closed the campus Friday afternoon and that 40 people had been arrested. Student clashes between rival groups are common in Bangladesh. Chhatra Shibir is the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami, the country’s largest Islamic party.

Students at an Islamic madrassa burn thousands of DVDs, videos and music CDs in Islamabad, Pakistan. The event, reminiscent of the early days of the Taliban in Afghanistan, took place within two kilometers of the Pakistani presidential palace, as well as the heavily-fortified U.S. embassy. Clerics at the mosque, known as the most radical in Islamabad, want Pakistan to adopt a Taliban-style government.

They maintain that movies and music are un-Islamic.

March 15, 2009: Peshawar, Pakistan Muslim religious extremists have long sought to ban secular music — and in some parts of the country, militants are enforcing their views with violence.
In areas controlled by the Taliban, CD stores have been destroyed or forced to shut down. Musicians have fled or been silenced, and fear is spreading even in areas where the Taliban is not in full control. One popular singer from the city of Peshawar no longer dares perform.
For Pashtuns, the dominant ethnic group in Pakistan’s rugged northwest, the voice of Gulzar Alam could bring tears. Drawing on their favorite poets, he sang of love, pride and nationalist aspirations. He packed local halls and was the musician of choice for weddings. He was handsome, well dressed, with a bit of the matinee idol about him.
Now, he sits on the floor of a slum, wrapped in a traditional shawl. His shaggy hair and scraggly beard are shot with gray.He laughs ruefully at what he has become: an old man before his time who cannot afford to shave.

Alam’s problems started seven years ago when a coalition of religious parties won elections in Pakistan’s northwest. The authorities harassed him, and a crowd attacked his house with rocks. He and his family fled south to Baluchistan.
Last year, after the religious coalition in the northwest was defeated, the new secular Pashtun government urged him to return — promising he would now be safe. It was a promise the government could not fulfill.
“Four months ago, performers were attacked as they returned from a function. Four musicians were injured, one was killed. No one is safe from the Taliban here. People have retreated into self-imposed censorship,” Alam says.
Once again, Alam began receiving threatening phone calls. He was shot at on the street.
He returned to Baluchistan, but found that the Taliban is now threatening musicians there, too. He tried to find gigs in the port city of Karachi, but there, he faced a different problem: ethnic violence against Pashtuns.
Back in Peshawar, he is afraid to perform. He has no source of income. After his elder brother turned him away, fearing the singer would put him in danger, Alam, his wife and five children sought refuge with other relatives. Now, three large families are crammed into three dank, dark rooms with no running water.
“It’s like falling from the sky to earth,” says Rukhsana Muqaddas, Alam’s wife. “Before this we had a very modern, wonderful life. We used to send our kids to good schools. Now, we can’t afford to educate them at all.”
Alam’s favorite song, a Pashtun ballad about loss of identity, has taken on a new meaning. Once the voice of the Pashtun downtrodden, Alam is now a member, his dreams of a peaceful Pashtun renaissance hijacked by the Taliban.
In downtown Peshawar, some music stores are still open. Arshat Khan has come from an outlying area, where all of the stores have been closed, to buy CDs of his favorite singers; Alam is among them. Although his old recordings are still on sale, there is no system of royalties. So while it may warm Alam’s heart to know he is loved, this doesn’t fill his children’s stomachs.
Khan says cultural life has come to a standstill.

“Life is colorless. … It’s like living in a world that is black and white. You have just to eat and excrete and live under perpetual fear,”
March 15, 2009: Kosovo, Serbia. Florim Ejupi has been found not guilty of bombing a bus in Kosovo by a panel of international judges. A panel of international judges ordered the release of an ethnic Albanian convicted of a 2001 bus bombing that killed 11 Serbs in Kosovo, a spokeswoman said on Friday. Florim Ejupi received a 40-year sentence last year after he was found guilty of planting and detonating a bomb that killed 11 people and injured 22 on a bus carrying Serbian pilgrims to the monastery town of Gracanica.

He appealed against the verdict. “He is released,” Karin Limdal, spokeswoman for the European Union police and justice mission (EULEX). She did not give a reason for the decision. The EULEX mission, composed of international police officers, customs agents, judges and prosecutors, was deployed in Kosovo in December to help the Balkan country build up its institutions. The mission helps to settle unresolved cases, including more than 1,200 war crimes cases and others related to organised crime. Kosovo Serbs oppose the deployment of the mission because of its close cooperation with Pristina institutions

Omar al-Bashir

March 15, 2009: Khartoum, Sudan Officials from the joint U.N.-African Union peackeeping force in Darfur say the kidnapped foreign aid workers have been released. Kemal Saiki, communication director for the force, says the men arrived Saturday at El Fasher airport in North Darfur.Josephine Guerraro, the force’s spokeswoman confirmed their release via text message, describing them as “in good health.” She said released included the three foreigners and one Sudanese.The aid workers from the Belgian branch of Doctors Without Borders were snatched from their compound in northern Darfur late on Wednesday night.
Earlier story is below.
The kidnappers of three workers from the international aid group Doctors without Borders (MSF) abducted in Sudan’s Darfur region have demanded the international arrest warrant for Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir be withdrawn in exchange for the hostages’ release, pan-Arab daily al-Hayat’ reports, citing unnamed local sources.
The MSF workers’ kidnappers have also asked for a ransom and belong to an armed Arab tribe, according to al-Hayat.
The kidnappers made their their demands by phone via Sudanese mediators who are negotiating for the hostages’ release. The mediators include tribal leaders in Darfur, according to al-Hayat.
An Italian doctor, a Canadian nurse and a French co-ordinator with MSF were kidnapped in the area of Serif Umra, located in North Darfur late Wednesday.
“As a result of the abductions, all sections of MSF are withdrawing almost all international staff from projects in Darfur. Only an essential skeleton team will remain to follow the case of the abducted MSF colleagues. A number of Sudanese staff will also be relocated for now,” the aid group said in a statement on Thursday.
The Hague-based International Criminal Court last week issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir for alleged war crimes in Darfur (photo), sparking outrage in Sudan and the Arab world.
Al-Bashir, the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the court, faces five counts of crimes against humanity, including responsibility for murder, rape and torture, and two counts of war crimes.

Women in Khartoum demonstrating their support of the government and President Omar al-Bashir
A fine display of islamic compassion from these moslemahs

On This Day Since 9/11

March 15, 2008: Khost, Afghanistan. A child and an elderly man are blown to bits by a Shahid bomber.
March 15, 2008: Hilla, Iraq. Jihadis kill an Iraqi woman with a mortar attack on a neighborhood.
March 15, 2008: Pattani, Thailand. Two people are killed when Islamic terrorists bomb a hotel
March 15, 2008: Islamabad, Pakistan. Islamists bomb an Italian restaurant, killing a Turkish woman.
March 15, 2008: Pattani, Thailand. Islamists set fire to a school to draw firefighters, then detonate a bomb, killing one.March 15, 2007: Narathiwat, Thailand. A Muslim terrorist shoots an office worker three times in the back before fleeing.
March 15, 2007: Baghdad, Iraq. A Fedayeen suicide bomber takes out eight Iraqis and injures two dozen more.
March 15, 2007: Mosul, Iraq. Two separate Jihad attacks leave four people dead.
March 15, 2007:
Iskandariya, Iraq. Jihadis kill six passengers in a car-bomb attack on a bus.

ISLAM IS PEACEFUL

March 15, 2006: Baghdad, Iraq. Jihadis murder two Shia pilgrims walking by the road and kill two other innocents in separate bomb attacks.
March 15, 2006: Baghdad, Iraq. Twenty-two bodies, victims of sectarian violence, are reported found.
March 15, 2006: Bhajja, India. An older husband and wife are shot to death by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists after forcing their way into the couple’s home.
March 15, 2006: Baqubah, Iraq. A woman and two children are among the causalities as a suicide bomber on a bicycle pedals his way to paradise.
March 15, 2006: Baqubah, Iraq. Two people are killed when religious fundamentalists bomb a photography studio.
March 15, 2006: Muang, Thailand. A man and his son are attacked by Muslim radicals while riding home on a motorbike. Both are killed.
March 15, 2006: Pattani, Thailand.
Islamists attack a husband and wife on a road, killing the man and leaving the woman severely injured.March 15, 2005: Baghdad, Iraq. Jihad car bombing kills four civilians and injures seven.
March 15, 2005: Poonch, India. Seven people standing outside a bank are injured when the Mujahideen hurl a grenade at them.
March 15, 2005: Tangmarg, India. A leader of the terrorist group, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, kills two people in making an escape from jail.
March 15, 2005: Baghdad, Iraq. Suicide bomber successfully kills a young child and injures four others.
March 15, 2005: Yala, Thailand. A policeman is killed and three other people injured when Muslim separatists set off a bomb at a railway station.March 15, 2003: Grozny, Chechnya. Nine Russian soldiers and police are killed in eighteen separate Jihad attacks over a two-day period.
March 15, 2003: Mosul, Iraq. Four Christian missionaries working on a humanitarian clean water project for Iraqis are gunned down by Fedayeen terrorists while riding in their vehicle.
March 15, 2003: Pristina, Kosovo. Serbian youth is killed in a drive-by shooting by Muslim terrorists.March 15, 2002: Gool, India. Muslims attack a remote police station and kill thirteen, including two civilians. Two people were abducted and later found dead with slit throats. Five others are injured in the attack

On This Day Before 9/11
March 15, 2001
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Palestinian gunmen assaulted an Israeli car near the Deir al-Sharf junction in the West Bank.
March 15, 2001: Three Muslim militants from Chechnya hijacked a Russian Tu-154 commercial airliner during a flight from Istanbul to Moscow and forced it to fly to Medina, Saudi Arabia. The plane carried 162 passengers, most of whom were Turks, and a crew of 12. After a 22-hour siege, during which more than 40 passengers were released, Saudi security forces stormed the plane, killing a hijacker, a passenger, and a flight attendant. One hostage’s throat was slit by a hijacker prior to the rescue attempt. The hijackers were demanding an exchange of prisoners for passengers.March 15, 1999: In the United Kingdom, fundamentalist Muslim, Abu-Hamzah al-Masri, was arrested. He was accused by Yemen of terrorist attacks there.March 15, 1993: A time bomb containing 20 pounds of TNT was found and defused in a handcart in front of the UN observers’ headquarters in al-Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. It had been set to go off after twenty minutes but had malfunctioned.February 15, 1992: In Israel, Arab Muslims infiltrated an Israeli campsite and hacked and stabbed three young men to death. A fourth person was severely injured in the terrorist raid.March 15, 1990: A bomb exploded at a mosque in Rennes, France. The attack was the result of Shia Sunni rivalries.March 15, 1989: A car-bomb exploded in front of the Swiss Embassy in West Beirut wounding a Lebanese civilian.March 15, 1989: In Syria, Colonel Clifford Ward, an American Military attaché and his aide, Major Peter Seagal, were kidnapped. Following the abduction in Damascus, members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) claimed credit. Ahmad Jibril’s gang said that the officer and his aide were spying on one of its training camps outside Damascus and that they were apprehended while taking photographs of terrorist positions.March 15, 1988: In Pakistan a jihadist planted a powerful bomb in a crowded bus station in Islamabad. It was defused several minutes before it was set to explode.March 15, 1985: British businessman Brian Levick was abducted in Beirut. He was forced into the kidnapper’s car at gunpoint. The Muslim Khaybar Brigades then blew up Levick’s car using a hand grenade. The jihadist said that the abduction was part of a campaign to rid the lands of Islam from infidels.March 15, 1981: Palestinian terrorists discharged a machine gun into a bus filled with Israelis. It was traveling through Ramot, a Jewish suburb of northern Jerusalem. One passenger was wounded. A manhunt was launched but the attackers escaped into the surrounding gullies.March 15, 1979: In Pakistan, a bomb was found in a washroom near the library in the American Consulate in Karachi.March 15, 1977: Not having the personnel to execute terrorism that involved any significant planning, Fatah hired a group of Europeans to attack a Gulf Oil refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands.March 15, 1974: In Lebanon, police arrested six Arab Muslims after they attempted to smuggle arms and explosives in food containers and luggage aboard a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747 en route from Amsterdam to Tokyo via Beirut. One of the suspects was a Lebanese employee of KLM. He claimed that he and the others were members of the PFLP as well as the Arab National Youth Organization for the Liberation of Palestine. The merry band of Muslims included one Palestinians, two Lebanese, one Syrian, and one Libyan. The Syrian Muslim was a veteran, having been involved in the November 26, 1973 hijacking of a another KLM plane.March 15, 1973: A Palestinian attack on Jordanian and Israeli embassies in Paris was foiled but all four perpetrators were set free to hunt another day.March 15, 1971: In the Netherlands, Islamic terrorists sabotaged the Gulf Oil Company refinery in Rotterdam. The perpetrators were Europeans Muslims operating on a contract from RASD, the al-Fatah intelligence organization.March 15, 1971: In Turkey, the U.S. Consulate in Ankara was bombed again.

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