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AFP - Bangladesh arrest 27 for anti-govt leaflets:police

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DHAKA (AFP) - Twenty-seven Bangladeshis have been arrested for distributing leaflets criticising the government's handling of a savage mutiny by border guards against top military officers, police said Saturday. The men were taken into custody following the February 25-26 revolt in the capital in which more than 70 people were slain by rank-and-file guards, Masudur Rahman, a senior official of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told AFP. "The men arrested are…
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Views on the News 5/3/09

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US Congressman Ron Paul: ‘US foreign policy bankrupted America and We killed a million Iraqis' The conservatives attending last week's Conservative Political Action Conference applauded Republican Ron Paul (R-TX) when he told them the US has no choice but to get out of Iraq. "Part of the reasons why we lost this last election was the foreign policy issue," Paul insisted. Paul noted that George Bush ran in 2000 on…
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Views on the News 26/2/09

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America prepares for a summer of rage The U.S. Army is to invest $6 million in riot equipment, a fact that has furthered fears that troops will be used inside the U.S. in order to quell any civil unrest resulting from the ongoing economic crisis. The U.S. Army Contracting Agency, based at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has a post on the Federal Business Opportunities website, requesting the equipment and has received…
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Indonesian Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia says Clinton not welcome

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Jakarta - About 100 Indonesian Muslims rallied outside the US embassy in Jakarta Monday to protest a planned visit this week by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The protestors from the conservative Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia waved placards denouncing Clinton as a "Zionist agent" in reference to Israel. "Hillary, you are not welcome here," read a poster held by a woman wearing a white headscarf."Hillary is not…
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Views on the News 20/2/09

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Britain one step away from the return of the Spanish Inquisition On Feb 17 the Guardian newspaper reported that British government was considering plans that would lead to thousands more Muslims being branded as extremists. The proposals are in a counterterrorism strategy which ministers and security officials are drawing up that is due to be unveiled next month. Some say the plans would see views held by most Muslims in…
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Views on the News 12/2/09

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Britain to launch glossy ads to win Pakistanis over to the West On Feb 10 2009, The English newspaper The Guardian revealed that Prominent British Muslims were being recruited to star in a UK government-backed advertising campaign aimed at preventing people in Pakistan from engaging in extremist activity, the Guardian has learned. The three-month public relations offensive, called I Am the West, consists of television commercials and high-profile events in…
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Views on the News 5/2/09

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Iceland unveils world's first homosexual leader This week Iceland announced a new government that will be headed by the modern world's first openly Lesbian leader-Johanna Sigurdardottir. Sigurdardottir, 66, is a former air stewardess who was divorced from the father of her two sons, a banker, and now lives with her British-educated girlfriend Jonina Leosdottir, a 54-year-old author, playwright and journalist. The couple signed a civil partnership agreement in 2002. "I…
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Views on the News 29/1/2009

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Britain admits its foreign policy radicalises Muslims Since 7 July 2005, the British government and its supporters have avidly refused to blame Britain's foreign policy for the radicalisation of its Muslim populace. But recently, the security minister told a conference in London otherwise. He said, "Tony Blair, I'm afraid, would never accept that our foreign policy actually had any impact on radicalisation. That's clearly rubbish. Gordon Brown is much clearer.…
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