Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Terror allegations against NC man shock neighbors

Daniel Boyd, 39,

Terror allegations against NC man shock neighbors

RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina man described as family-oriented and quick to help neighbors was recruiting and training aspiring terrorists to wage jihad, federal authorities say, accusations that family and neighbors find hard to believe.

Daniel Boyd, 39, spent three years traveling to the Middle East, secretly buying guns, and leading a group of men planning to kidnap, kill and maim people abroad, according to charges in an indictment released Monday. His family's travels caught the attention of authorities in Israel two years ago, when they denied members of his family entry to the country, an Israeli security official told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Neighbors of the family who live in an unassuming lakeside home in a rural area south of Raleigh are having a hard time reconciling the man they know with what prosecutors are alleging. "If he's a terrorist, he's the nicest terrorist I ever met in my life. I don't think he is," said Charles Casale, 46, a neighbor in Willow Spring who recently got pointers on planting vegetables from the Boyd, who worked as a drywall contractor, and his wife.

Boyd was arrested along with six others — including two sons — accused of being the ringleader of the group involved in three years of nefarious international travel, gun buys and military-style training trips. Authorities claim the group, including an eighth suspect believed to be in Pakistan, were gearing up for a "violent jihad," though prosecutors haven't detailed any specific targets or timeframe. If convicted, the men could face life in prison.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Very PC police force issues its WPCs with Muslim headscarves complete with badge

Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Roberts (R) models the new headscarf

Very PC police force issues its WPCs with Muslim headscarves complete with badge
By Daily Mail ReporterLast updated at 7:03 PM on 27th July 2009

Female police officers are being issued with head scarves to wear when they visit a mosque. Officers are expected to place the coverings over their heads shortly before they enter the mosque, in keeping with Islamic custom. There are two versions of the head covering - to match the black of a police officer's uniform and the blue of the Police Community Support Officer uniforms. The head scarves have been issued force-wide by Avon and Somerset police - and even have the force's emblem sewn on. They have already been given to seven police officers and eight police community support officers, including Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Roberts. Mrs Roberts said: 'Producing head coverings for our officers and staff to wear in places of worship is part of our commitment to engage with all our communities. 'It recognises and respects the cultural and religious practices of our communities. This is a very positive addition to the Avon and Somerset uniform and one which I'm sure will be a welcome item for many of our officers.'

Islamic custom expects women to cover their head inside a place of worship. During an official visit last year, the Queen wore a headscarf, alongside the wife of Turkey’s President, to tour the crypt and caverns of a historic Islamic shrine. The police are the second of the emergency services to adapt their uniform to include a head covering.

Earlier this year, the fire service unveiled full-length skirts, hijab headscarfs and long- sleeved shirts for Muslim women recruits. The hope is that the uniforms, designed for wearing round the station and for outings such as school trips, will be smarter and better fitting for every firefighter. Rashad Azami, Imam and director of the Bath Islamic Society, said: 'It is highly pleasing to see that the Avon and Somerset Constabulary is introducing specially designed head coverings for female officers as part of their police uniform.

There are two versions of the head covering - to match the black of a police officer's uniform and the blue of the Police Community Support Officer uniforms. 'This will go a long way in encouraging a trustful relationship between the police and the Muslim community. The police have been working closely with the Muslim community in the area on many levels for the last few years. 'We have found their co-operation very helpful and hope this step will further strengthen the mutual relationship.'

Avon and Somerset Police were embroiled in a race row two years ago when the force rejected 186 white applicants at the first stage of selection. The force received 800 applications for just 180 jobs and admitted it had "deselected" white male applicants in a bid to increase ethnic diversity. Chief Constable Colin Port was forced to apologise.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Reda Menerima Hukuman Sebat kerana perbuatannya meminum arak.
Read This link:

Apakah hukuman meminum arak di dunia ini akan membersikah dia dari hukuman meminum arak di akhirat nanti ?.

Tergerak hati saya melihat wajahnya di dada media. Dia reda dengan sereda-redanya menerima hukuman. Cuma kita yang terfikir bahawa di luar sana masih ramai mereka yang masih menikmati "air kencing syaitan" @ arak. Pergilah ke pub dan puast hiburan. Ramai yang melanggar hukum seperi yang pernah dilanggar model ini. Kenapa mereka masih bebas? Kenapa hukum tidak dikenakan kepada mereka? Apakah hukum hanya dikenakan kepada mereka yang ada di depan mata dan mereka yang di bawah kerdipan spotlight dipersetankan?.

Model ini reda menerima hukum. Malah memohon untuk segera dilaksanakan hukum terhadapnya. Bergenang aimata saya di kelopak membaca pengakuannya dan keredaanya. Di luar sana di Ibu Negara barangkali masih terpampang banner demonstrasi mengenai kematian Teo yang masih dalam tanda tanya. Dibunuh pembunuh upahan atau siapa?Wanita berusia 32 tahun yang dijatuhi hukuman enam kali sebatan oleh Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah Kuantan, Pahang Isnin lalu atas kesalahan meminum arak di khalayak ramai di sebuah hotel di Cherating meminta ia dilaksanakan secepat mungkin.Agaknya kaum wanita lebih akur akan kehendak hukum, manakala lelaki lebih gemar lari dari hukuman?.

Lihatlah sekeliling dan bacalah media dan blog. Anda akan dapati sekurang-kurangnya dua individu (M for male) tidak mahu menghadapi keadilan di mahkamah; apatah lagi akur terhadap hukum. Allhuwallam.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rep. Ellison Slams King’s Anti-Muslim Comment

Rep. Ellison Slams King’s Anti-Muslim Comment

Washington, DC: Rep. Keith Ellison, the first US Muslim Congressman, reacted strongly to last week’s statement by his Republican counterpart, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who said in an interview that there are “too many” mosques in the United States and urged a more aggressive law enforcement approach toward them…Ellison was attending an Iftar held at the Council on American Islamic Relations on Thursday in honor of Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, who was in Washington meeting with lawmakers in Congress before traveling to New York where he will speak at the United Nations.

“Rep. King’s remarks that there ‘are too many mosques in the US’ cuts into the basis of the US Constitution, which guarantees all Americans freedom of their religion,” Ellison told Arab News...In the US, you can practice any religion you want. This is guaranteed by both the Constitution and the 1st Amendment,” said Ellison, 44, following prayers and Iftar at CAIR’s Washington headquarters.“While we have some people in Congress who make offensive comments, it is important for us, as Muslims, to lift the level of debate, and demonstrate the true character of Islam,” said Ellison.

“The comment by Rep. King was surely heard throughout the Muslim world, and I think it undermines our national security because it gives people who are really hostile to the US — terrorists and murders — recruiting tools.”Ellison, who converted from Catholicism to Sunni Islam at age nineteen, while attending university, said: “There is nothing about Islam that should be associated with terrorism, and nothing about terrorism that should be association with Islam.“The US has the right to defend itself, but not to insult Muslims. This statement by Rep. King is insulting to all Muslims, and also to all people who believe in religious pluralism, the Jeffersonian tradition and those that support tolerance.

”Asked if people were tolerant to him, the first Muslim congressman, Ellison said: “People here have been overwhelmingly tolerant of me.”Then returning to King, he said: “Please tell your readers that Rep. King represents a very small minority view, but — because his comments were so inflammatory — they get a lot of attention.“Just as we [Muslims] don’t want to be judged by the actions of a small [extremist] minority, I ask the Muslim world not to judge Congress by the remarks of one congressman.”

Islamic group paid for congressman’s pilgrimage to Mecca

Islamic group paid for congressman’s pilgrimage to Mecca
By Kevin Diaz / Star Tribune (Minneapolis)Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WASHINGTON — Days after his return from an unannounced pilgrimage to the Islamic holy site of Mecca, Rep. Keith Ellison talked about it as a transformational personal experience, saying "I didn’t want to turn it into a politics thing."Nearly eight months later, the Minnesota Democrat faces a House Ethics Committee review of his decision to keep the trip’s costs under wraps — even though it was paid for by a Minnesota Islamic nonprofit and typically would be reported as a gift to a public official.

Asked about the trip this week, Ellison said that he is "not privy to the internal workings of the organization" that covered his costs, and that he complied with all House Ethics panel disclosure requirements. "Why should I waive a right that’s accorded me under the rules?" he said.Tax records show the group that paid Ellison’s expenses, the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, received nearly $900,000 in taxpayer money in 2006 and 2007 from a rental arrangement for Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA), a charter school in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. a Twin Cities suburb. The man who accompanied Ellison to Mecca, Asad Zaman, is executive director of the TiZA school, a political contributor of Ellison’s and was president of the Muslim American Society until August, when the Mecca trip was planned.

TiZA has been sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and probed by state officials for allegedly promoting Islam, which would violate the church and state separation required of public schools — including charter schools. The school received state funding to pay rent to the Muslim American Society Property Holding Corp., a nonprofit spinoff of the Muslim American Society that owned the building. The corporation then turned over $879,000 to the Muslim society as a grant.Those close connections have opened Ellison to questions about the nature of the trip. Ellison on Tuesday called it "a private trip," adding that he had told the ethics committee of the trip beforehand and received its approval. A spokesman for the school says no public money was used for the trip, or Hajj, which Ellison took as a once-in-a-lifetime fulfillment of his religious duty as a practicing Muslim. The 16-day pilgrimage is considered one of the most solemn acts in Islam, one that is supposed to be undertaken free of debts and unmet family obligations.


Nizar sepatutnya tidak hadir nyalakan lilin – Dewan Ulama Pas

Nizar sepatutnya tidak hadir nyalakan lilin – Dewan Ulama Pas

KUALA LUMPUR 22 Julai – Dewan Ulama Pas menyifatkan majlis menyalakan lilin bagi memperingati kematian Teoh Beng Hock di Ipoh, Jumaat lalu yang turut disertai oleh Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin sebagai meragukan.

Sehubungan itu Ketuanya, Datuk Harun Taib berkata, Timbalan Pesuruhjaya Pas Perak itu sepatutnya tidak hadir pada majlis tersebut kerana sifatnya yang meragukan itu. Menurutnya, Rasulullah sendiri amat menitikberatkan perkara berkenaan seperti sabdanya yang bermaksud tinggalkan perkara yang engkau ragu dan ambillah perkara yang engkau tidak ragu.

“Hadis ini menyuruh kita meninggalkan perkara-perkara yang meragukan iaitu sesuatu yang hukumnya tidak jelas sama ada halal atau haram. Seperti majlis ini adakah ini upacara agama atau sebaliknya? “Sebenarnya Pas telah pun membuat satu garis panduan bahawa majlis-majlis yang meragukan tidak harus dihadiri oleh pemimpin-pemimpin serta ahli-ahli kita,” katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia di sini hari ini.

Beliau mengulas tindakan Mohammad Nizar menyertai majlis menyalakan lilin anjuran DAP Perak semasa memperingati kematian Beng Hock di Ipoh, Jumaat lepas dan gambar majlis itu disiar oleh New Straits Times pada Sabtu lepas.

Bagaimanapun Ahli Jawatankuasa Pas Pusat, Datuk Husam Musa dalam laporan akhbar hari ini mempertahankan tindakan Mohammad Nizar dengan menyatakan ia tidak menyalahi ajaran Islam. Menteri Besar Perak, Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir pula ketika mengulas isu itu telah meminta ulama Pas mengeluarkan satu fatwa berhubung tindakan Mohammad Nizar.

Dalam pada itu, Harun berkata, beliau tidak pasti sama ada Mohammad Nizar sedar atau tidak mengenai garis panduan berkenaan. “Ini bukan satu fatwa tetapi inilah ketetapan atau garis panduan yang telah kita putuskan selama ini.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bosnian Serbs jailed for burning Muslims alive

Former Bosnian Serb palimentarian Milan (L) and Serb Seedoje Lukic listen to judgement at the UN War Criminal Trinunal.
THE HAGUE, July 21 — Bosnian Serb cousins Milan and Sredoje Lukic were convicted by the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal yesterday of burning dozens of Bosnian Muslims alive in the country’s 1992-1995 war.

Milan Lukic, 41, who prosecutors said led a Serb paramilitary group known as the “White Eagles” or “Avengers,” was sentenced by the tribunal in The Hague to life in prison for killing at least 119 Bosnians in two incidents in June 1992. Sredoje Lukic, 48, who prosecutors said was also a member of the unit, was given 30 years imprisonment. The court ruled it had not been proved that he was present at one of the attacks.Both men had pleaded not guilty to all charges and said they were not present in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad at the time of the crimes. Defense lawyers had requested acquittals.

“The perpetration by Milan Lukic and Sredoje Lukic of crimes in this case is characterised by a callous and vicious disregard for human life,” Judge Patrick Robinson said.

The court found about 59 Bosnian Muslims were burned alive in a house set ablaze with an accelerant and an explosive, while at least 60 people died after being barricaded inside another home before grenades were thrown into the building. Judge Robinson said the court found Milan Lukic guilty of both incidents, adding he played a dominant role in the attacks in that he personally closed the door of one of the houses, set them on fire and shot at people who tried to escape.

The court found Sredoje Lukic was not present at the second incident, but his presence at the first “substantially contributed to the deaths” despite the fact he did not set fire to the house or shoot at the victims. Bakira Hasecic, president of support group “Women-Victims of War”, said she hoped both men would be tried by Bosnia’s own war crimes court for rapes and torture for which they were not indicted in The Hague.

“They only concentrated on the gravest crimes but it is only 5 per cent of all the crimes they committed,” said Hasecic, herself a rape victim during the war. Milan Lukic was convicted on 21 counts of crimes against humanity and violations of laws or customs of war, including murder, inhumane acts, cruel treatment and extermination. Sredoje was convicted on seven counts. Milan Lukic was also convicted of shooting and killing 12 Bosnian Muslim men on the bank of the River Drina.

After seven years on the run, he was arrested in Argentina in August 2005. Sredoje surrendered to Bosnian Serb authorities the following month. Their trial started in July last year. — Reuters

Monday, July 20, 2009

Islamic identity in America

COMMENT: Islamic identity in America —Saleem H Ali

The fanatics are still there and their dormant presence cannot be ignored, but increasingly Muslim communities in America are realising that they must marginalise such elements. Much has been written or reported through various media sources on Islam in America, but the complexity of Muslim lives in this great country has eluded most analysts. There is either a tendency to celebrate America as the most diverse land of opportunity or to lament the legacy of discrimination towards Muslims following September 11, 2001.It was thus quite refreshing to watch a new documentary titled Journey into America, in which some of the struggles that Muslim-Americans face within their own communities, as well as externally, were presented with nuance and objectivity.

The film had some very dominant Pakistani overtones since the producer and host was none other than Dr Akbar S Ahmed, a former Pakistani civil servant and ambassador to the United Kingdom a decade ago, and now a famed and often controversial public intellectual. Perhaps best known in Pakistan for his feature film production on Jinnah, Dr Ahmed’s latest venture brought forth his anthropological pedigree most favourably.Travelling with a group of American students through scores of Muslim communities in North America from “sea to shining sea”, the documentary attempted to show how the clash of cultures that is so frequently talked about is affecting daily lives for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

The film starts with the “Muslim Day Parade” in New York City, which is greeted with celebration by one side of the street and invective on the other. While some non-Muslim onlookers are cheering on the crowds as a mark of American diversity, others are jeering them with slogans of “no sharia”, and defamatory slogans. There are even some Muslims themselves who are seen opposing the march as a mark of subservience and acquiescence to the dominant culture. The parade is an apt allegory for the messy state of Muslim affairs in America which continues to struggle with reconciling its multiple identities.

Most significantly, the documentary recognises that the greatest challenge to Islamic identity in America comes from within the Muslim community, which continues to be fragmented by fanaticism.In one telling story, the documentary notes the story of Farhan in Michigan, the president of the Muslim Students Association at a local college, who was attacked by other Muslims and barely escaped being run-over with a car by the assailants. His only “crime” in the eyes of his jihadist attackers was that he was trying to promote dialogue between Muslims, Jews and Christians. Such stories of Muslims attacking Muslims in America are not isolated and frequently, progressive Muslims receive threats by radical elements for spreading “fitnah”.


Friday, July 17, 2009

KEMATIAN: Kenapa ada yang tunjuk Perasaan?

Mereka mogok atas kemati seorang insan.
Kematian seorang Ibu dan seorang bayi dalam kandungan. Kenapa tidak seorangpun yang mogok. Di mana letaknya kemanusiaan?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kuota bumiputera ASM dilelong

KUALA LUMPUR - Sebanyak 1.6 bilion baki unit Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) kuota bumiputera yang tidak terjual akan dibuka untuk jualan kepada semua kaum mulai Selasa minggu depan.

Presiden dan Ketua Eksekutif Kumpulan Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman (gambar) berkata, jualan itu bagaimanapun akan dihadkan kepada 20,000 unit kepada setiap pemegang akaun dan kuota itu akan dijual sehingga 27 Julai ini. "Selepas tarikh itu, pelabur boleh melanggan unit ASM ini tanpa sebarang had pelaburan maksimum dan ini bergantung kepada unit yang masih ada. Jualan ini berasaskan siapa cepat, dia dapat," katanya pada sidang media khas di sini semalam.

Menurut Hamad Kama Piah, unit berkenaan boleh dilanggan di pejabat cawangan Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) dan Pos Malaysia bermula pukul 8 pagi sehingga 4 petang manakala jualan melalui ejen-ejen ASNB seperti Maybank, RHB Bank dan CIMB Bank akan bermula pukul 9.15 pagi sehingga operasi bank tamat.
KOSMO 16 JULY 2009

Penyebar Agama Kristian, termasuk wargannegara asing, ditahan di UPM

UPM: Di dakwa sering dikunjungi penyebar agama Kristian termasuk orang asing.

Sembilan penganut Kristian termasuk dua pelajar Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) ditahan polis semalam berhubung dakwaan cuba menukar agama pelajar universiti tersebut. Mereka yang ditangkap di kampus Serdang menjelang 10 malam tadi dibebaskan di balai polis Sepang kira-kira 3.45 petang ini, kata peguam Annou Xavier kepada Malaysiakini hari ini.

Kesemua mereka ditahan di sebuah bilik pelajar di Kolej ke-10 sewaktu berkunjung ke situ tetapi aduan polis dibuat dengan dakwaan mereka cuba menyebarkan Kristian. Selain dua mahasiswa, kumpulan itu termasuklah tiga rakyat tempatan dan empat warga Hong Kong. Tindakan tersebut diambil susulan satu aduan polis yang dibuat oleh lima pelajar UPM terhadap kumpulan tersebut.

Seorang daripada kumpulan itu Yip Bok Wan, selepas dibebaskan, membuat aduan balas di balai polis terbabit, menafikan pembabitan mereka dan menuduh laporan awal berasaskan maklumat palsu. Beliau dan peguam tersebut enggan memberikan butiran lanjut saat-saat penangkapan mereka.

Sumber-sumber pelajar memberita Malaysiakini hari ini, kumpulan itu berada beberapa hari di beberapa kolej kediaman UPM dengan bergerak dari bilik ke bilik untuk menyampaikan ajaran mereka. "Selain itu, mereka juga didapati menyebarkan risalah kepada warga kampus dan bergerak di tiga buah kolej iaitu Kolej Pendeta Zaaba, Kolej Sepuluh, dan Kolej Sebelas," kata Presiden Persatuan Mahasiswa Islam UPM Safwan Abdul Ghani dalam satu kenyataan."Aktiviti yang berlaku beberapa hari itu akhirnya membawa kepada penangkapan sembilan individu tersebut."Bagaimanapun tiada pengesahan rasmi diperolehi daripada pihak universiti dan polis, setakat ini.Undang-undang negara melarang seseorang bukan Islam menyebarkan agama kepada seorang Muslim.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Untold Story of a Pregnant Muslim Woman Killed in a German Courtroom

"Dr. Marwa Al-Sarbini, a medica doctor and a pharmaceutical stab 18 times by a jobless in front of the judge in the court room in Germany. His husband was shot by police for protecting her".

Untold Story of a Pregnant Muslim Woman Killed in a German Courtroom
Extracts from a
facebook group dedicated to her.

…Today I will tell u the story of an honoured woman who was proud of her religion to such an extent that she had to give away her life for that. Her name is Dr. Marwa Al Sharbini. She was 32 years old, 3 months pregnant Egyptian woman and a pharmaceutical. She lived in Germany She was married and she had a cute son aged 3 years. She was stabbed 18 times by a German in the courtroom. This incident happened in 1st of July in Dresdane of Germany.

The beginning of this was less than 1 year ago when her son was playing in park and a 28 years old unemployed German named Alex stopped her son. So she went ahead to defend her son. Alex then called her terrorist and tried to remove her hijab forcefully. She filed a lawsuit before German courts.

Alex was fined 750 euros in compensation. Alex wanted to take revenge. so he appealed in court and in the court he stabbed sister Marwa 18 times in front of Judge and police. when her husband went ahead to protect ahead, the police shot her husband instead of that savage(Alex). She became Shaheedah(Martyr) and her husband’s situation is now critical.

This happened in one of the civilized(!) countries of the west where an oppressed justice seeker woman gets killed in the courtroom because of representing her belief.

Unfortunately this incident couldn’t gain the needed value to be presented in BBC, CNN, ABC, Fox News and all other western media(!). The double standard of western media has been exposed by this. I request my brothers to take lessons from this incident and to wake up. I also request my sisters to take lessons from her and to firm your faith like her. We will never forget u, our sister. You will remain our inspiration in the way our struggle.

- In the memory of Shaheedatul Hijab (Martyr of Hijab) Sister Marwa Al Sharbini
Somewhere under all the other important stories like the real father of MJ’s daughter and story of a small ice ball falling from a plane. I managed to find this
: Pregnant Muslim Woman Killed in German Courtroom

It’s worth remembering how the Dubai court was criticised for arresting those two British for having sex on the beach. Remember all the TV channels, newspaper headlines, so I guess the story of two law disobeying people is far more important than killing of an innocent pregnant Muslim woman. Talk about double standard.

Monday, July 13, 2009

24 jam sehari tidak cukup

"24 jam sehari tidak cukup"
Najib Tun Razak diwawancara oleh Sayed Munawar Sayed Mustar pada rancangan Khas - 100 Hari Pentadbiran Perdana Menteri yang disiarkan secara langsung oleh TV1 RTM, malam tadi. - UTUSAN/Halim Khalid

KUALA LUMPUR 12 Julai - Kesibukan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkhidmat untuk rakyat menyebabkan beliau merasakan tempoh 24 jam sehari tidak mencukupi untuknya. Perdana Menteri berkata, beliau sangat sibuk kerana sepanjang 100 hari mentadbir negara ini, terdapat pelbagai ujian yang perlu dihadapinya khususnya bagi meningkatkan keyakinan rakyat terhadap kerajaan. ''Jadi Perdana Menteri ini lain, kerana saya rasakan 24 jam itu tidak cukup. Saya beritahu isteri (Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor) masa siang kini adalah lebih panjang dan masa malam juga makin singkat.

''Masa untuk tidur juga sudah kurang kerana banyak program dan ini tidak pernah saya alami sebelum jadi Perdana Menteri," ujarnya. Beliau berkata demikian dalam sesi wawancara eksklusif sempena 100 Hari Pentadbiran Perdana Menteri yang disiarkan secara langsung melalui saluran TV1 Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) di sini malam ini. Menurut Najib, masa terluang ketika di rumah juga digunakan untuk berfikir mengenai langkah-langkah untuk menyelesaikan masalah rakyat.

''Ramai yang tidak faham kerana ingat apabila Perdana Menteri berada di rumah dia free. Duduk rumah bukan bererti bersantai kerana kalau tidak berfikir saya akan baca buku atau (sediakan) ucapan esok. Tengok fail atau tandatangan sijil yang saya tidak dapat lakukan di pejabat," jelasnya.

Menyentuh tentang gagasan 1Malaysia, beliau menjelaskan, tumpuannya kini adalah untuk mendapat sokongan daripada kumpulan yang faham dan menerima pendekatan itu serta kumpulan yang tidak berapa faham tetapi yakin kepada kerajaan. Sebelum mengakhiri temu bual itu, Najib juga sempat berpesan kepada semua rakyat supaya menganggap apa yang telah dilakukannya dalam tempoh 100 hari hanya sebagai satu titik permulaan.

''Saya telah bina asas permulaan dan saya memohon supaya rakyat akan bersama-sama kerajaan dalam perjalanan selanjutnya ke arah negara Malaysia yang semakin berjaya, hubungan kaum semakin mantap dan imej kerajaan semakin positif. ''Ini adalah bagi membolehkan saya memperkenalkan pembaharuan dan meneruskan kesinambungan pemimpin sebelum ini,'' ujarnya.


Tiga firma rebut pasaran lumayan -Malaysia antara 30 negara yang berminat membuat tempahan awal vaksin H1N1

Tiga buah firma farmaseutikal gergasi dunia kini bersaing hebat menghasilkan vaksin selesema babi atau H1N1 dengan lebih 3 0 negara sudah menyatakan minat untuk mendapatkan bekalan terawal. Antara negara itu ialah Malaysia yang sehingga semalam sudah mempunyai 671 kes jangkitan wabak tersebut. Kosmo! Ahad difahamkan, daripada tiga firma itu, Novartis yang berpangkalan di Switzerland menjadi pilihan banyak negara.

Dua lagi pesaingnya ialah GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) dan Baxter International Inc. Ketiga-tiga firma itu menjangkakan bekalan pertama vaksin dipasarkan dalam masa terdekat. Novartis berjaya menghasilkan vaksin fasa pertama beberapa minggu lebih awal daripada jadual dengan menggunakan teknologi berasaskan sel sekali gus membolehkan kadar pengeluaran disegerakan tanpa perlu membiakkan virus untuk ujian seperti mana dilakukan sebelum ini.

Syarikat itu dalam laman webnya mendakwa sudah menerima tempahan dari 30 negara. Pada masa yang sama, GSK turut membangunkan vaksin di beberapa lokasi di Kanada dan Jerman manakala Baxter mengumumkan ujian dan penilaian vaksin telah siap dan kini dalam proses pengeluaran. Menurut syarikat berkenaan yang beribu pejabat di Austria, vaksin itu akan dapat digunakan dalam masa terdekat.

Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai ketika dihubungi semalam bagaimanapun belum dapat mengesahkan vaksin pilihan Malaysia memandangkan ia masih lagi di peringkat kajian.


Sunday, July 12, 2009


“Pertentangan ini hanya akan berakhir apabila kedua-duanya bersatu dalam Islam atau keluar daripadanya. Jika bersatu dalam Islam, Allah akan mempertemukan mereka dengan musuh baru yang menentang Islam,” -NIK ABDUH NIK AZIZ-Exco Pemuda PAS.

MJ Final Rehearsal

Saturday, July 11, 2009

China sekat solat Jumaat di Urumqi

WALAUPUN masjid diarah tutup semalam, penduduk Islam di Urumqi tetap berkumpul dan merayu supaya membolehkan mereka solat Jumaat. Tak semua masjid ikut perintah.

URUMQI: Masjid di bandar ini yang dilanda rusuhan diarahkan ditutup untuk solat Jumaat akibat keganasan etnik yang mengorbankan sekurang-kurangnya 156 orang, kata seorang pegawai sementara pihak berkuasa di sebuah bandar lain di barat China di Xinjiang, menghalau warga asing. Bagaimanapun, ada masjid membenarkan jemaah masuk bagi menunaikan solat Jumaat, manakala anggota keselamatan menyuraikan protes kecil selepas sembahyang di sebuah masjid lain.

Ada juga laporan mengatakan, 10,000 penduduk Islam keluar dari Urumqi setiap hari sejak kekacauan meletus. Solat Jumaat adalah kemuncak bagi minoriti Islam Uighur menyebabkan pihak berkuasa China cuba mengehadkannya dalam cubaan jelas menghalang mana-mana perjumpaan besar-besaran di masjid. "Bagi kepentingan keselamatan awam semua masjid memberitahu penduduk tiada solat Jumaat dan mereka perlu tinggal di rumah dan bersolat Zuhur," kata pegawai di masjid Yang Hang di pinggir bandar ini. Katanya, beliau adalah kakitangan kerajaan namun enggan dikenali.

Di luar sebuah masjid yang mempunyai kubah emas dan dua menara, penduduk membaca notis ditulis pada kertas putih membatalkan solat Jumaat. Seorang wanita Uighur pertengahan umur yang enggan dikenali berkata beliau fikir masjid itu akan terus dibuka. "Tidak perlu menutupnya kerana sesiapa saja yang masuk ke dalam adalah seorang Islam. Ia akan selamat," katanya. "Kami seperti tidak berkuasa," tambahnya. Berhampiran, seorang wanita tua China Han mengganggu seorang wartawan asing sebelum beliau dapat bercakap dengan dua wanita tua Uighur berpakaian baju tradisional panjang dan tudung kepala. "Masjid itu perlu ditutup kerana kerosakan yang berlaku," kata wanita China Han dengan suara kuat. "Ia adalah tindakan patriotik bagi masa depan etnik," katanya. - AP