Saturday, July 11, 2009
As I was watching CBS tonight news (out of pure bordem) -NOW- a piece on how good the American strike is in Afghanistan, saying it killed 50 "major" alqaeda leader and it showed several pictures of bearded men with funny names beneath them..
what got my attention was they showed a picture of (Abu Hamza Almasri) showed in picture, the former MI6 informant who lives in UK now and followed by dozens of law suits, they put him in the same line as those (said to be killed in Afghanistan) with another name with his pic.. Abu Mujahid Almasri!!!!????
can anyone find that video for me.. it would hilarious, it is today's cbs evening news, Katie Coriuc was the anchoring
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Marwa Alsharbini is a woman from Egypt, a pharmacist and married to an Egyptian academic doing a research in Max Plank research centre in Dresden. Marwa is Muslim , and she wears hijab.
Last November while she was in a play ground with her 3 year old child, she asked a young man 28 year old German named Alex to let her child play on the swing, for the lack of other answers the young man called her a "Muslim Terrorist"
Marwa being the woman she is, sued him in courts and got a rule in her favour to fine the man 780 Euros for racial assault (though the fine is next to nothing) this was a moral victory to say the least.
The racist young man "Alex W." filed for an appeal, which was accepted, last week during the trial as Marwa was in court testifying, the man attacked her with a knife and stabed her 18 times which were lethal and she died on court, and as her husband jumped on her defence was stabbed 3 times as well in his chest and abdomen and now lies in critical state in the hospital.
Now how did this low life racist man managed to sneak a knife into a court house?
How did he manage to stab her 18 times? (this is the official story)
Why is 2 young highly educated Muslims assaulted and the woman killed with NO MEDIA COVERAGE WHATSOEVER?
PS. She was 3 month pregnant when murdered.
Friday, July 3, 2009
After 3 months Ahmed spent in Jail just because he is a blogger in Egypt, I think it is fit to say couple of words about one of the most enlightened men i have encountered in my life.
I knew Ahmed as a med student through various discussions in online forums, as he is for ikhwan school of thought and i am somehow not for it, we kept debating that for years in which enriched my thinking and it is fair to say his as well.
Ahmed is a hardworking influential young man, the kind of person you would see climbing ranks in whatever he does, and you could see him in a leading position anywhere in the world, but because he is where he is right now he is ending up in jail.
Because he is conforonting power with truth
because he wants a better future for himself and others
he looks at the insanity, the injuctice, torture, corruption in his country and deciding not stay silent about it, that is why he being sent to jail.
The last time he was in jail he could use that unpleasant long visit for his own good and came out stronger and he even blogged about his experience, somehow i feel this time about his visit was rougher than the last and with all heart i hope i a wrong!
i would like to talk about the very strange details of his capture and jail time, but that would be next time.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
A while ago I was discussing the issue of software piracy from an Islamic and financial prospectives with a friend. Back then I began to form an opinion about it as mere stealing -not obvious enough to many- and it should be avoided at all costs especially with free open source software becoming available.
That friend of mine, being the one he is, shot me with the shock and awe technique with the concept that if software piracy was to be limited (as a paralegal finances) it will lead into a domino effect which eventually will collapse the global economy, imagine if you will, what stands between us and a total financial meltdown are wood kiosks selling copies of the matrix trilogy film.
Since then every time I started recognizing that anyone wanted to protect whatever going around in the world (especially when it is fishy) you hear the same phrase, serious use of renewable energy will cause the oil global economy to collapse, leading to political collapse!
This will lead into financial meltdown, that will irreversibly disrupt the power balance in wherever region and so on.. which made me wonder, if the political and financial order is that fragile why not let it collapse anyway and work on something better instead of wasting our nerves, time, and resources in a vain attempt trying to protect it.
Fix as far as you can! However when the issue is deeper than fix the idea of changing the paradigm must be considered. You know, even Anakin Skywalker joined the dark side with his high metoclorains but that didn't cause the collapse of the power!!
We see examples of that all around but let me begin with political systems, democracy took us so far as humanity, but the dichotomies coming with it is not doing anybody any good.. the idea of parties (right and left) (conservative vs liberal) and so on and it is financial backbone (socialist vs capitalist ) all of that must be considered, people need solutions for their problems and they don't care where do they come from. Now we see governments in countries like Germany, having a collation between the CDU (conservative) and the SPD (socialist) it took them about 6 months to fix the government and they r doing rather well now and nothing happened! The political system didn't collapse and the country is running ok!
Change is painful as a natural process, but it doesn't require or necessarily lead to total collapse .
So now do you see?
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
As the fake concerned face of the WHO speaker appeared on TV speaking about the Swine Flu global pandemic.. I knew he is going to shower the earth population with another WHO master piece. and boy did he not disappoint me?!
Swine Flu is moving from Grade III meaning concerning pandemic to Grade IV (hard to contain), As this announcement cracked me up, The series of (hard to contain) diseases seem to only grow with time rather than decrease!
From HIV, to HCV, TB, Malaria, Cancer, and even mild diseases like Polio. The WHO failed to contain and/or control any of these and more diseases in the world.
The polio program had a very nice story in Yemen, at the time in which we were supposed to eradicate the disease and at that year we had only 1 reported case of Polio in the country,
What happened was the WHO created another vaccination campaign -which many called unnecessary- only to supply the country with vaccines not only containing LIVE viruses but with the most virulent strain of it (that was in 2005) and what was the beloved organization to it? Oops our BAD!! your bad? Dozens of reported full paralyzed children were reported and dozens more were missed in the amidst of villages! And the whole case was dropped away by forgetfulness and idiocy!
Lets see the products of the WHO in the past 15 yrs disease number
1: SARS.. Now I wanna ask everyone, medical professionals especially.. where did that go? what happened to it? how and why was it eradicated? the answer to all these questions is No one knows!
Disease number 2: Bird Flu, now that was a better and more scary version of SARS, and to put this in prospective, do u know anyone who knows anyone who knows someone who saw a bird flu patient? since the question was no to all the medical professionals I saw in countries like Malaysia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Hungary, Germany, France, and the US.. the thing becomes fishier than you can just pass it.
Well could they be into something right now? Maybe, though I dont have many reasons to believe it.
Does SARS exist maybe yes, was it a clear and present danger? NO. Does Bird Flu Exist maybe, was it that much of Danger? I dont think so!
There are so many factors playing on this, first of the pharmaceutical companies which will make billions of dollars creating drugs for crazily scary pandemics, lets just remind everyone that the UK government was under lots of heat why did it inly have a strategic load of tamiflu only enough for 60 -70% of its population (tamiflu is the drug effective for bird flu)
Now Look again, the UK government bought enough tamiflu for 60% of the population equaling 40 million people , now think of all the other countries which mindlessly bought all those loads of the drug just because the WHO blessed us with their CONCERNS!
I know a century ago a pandemic of flu killed millions! But do u think we r living still in the 1919 world? Don't you think that disease control has improved over 90 years?
If not I really suggest you join forces of the fake concerned scared people of the FAT WHO!
The story is yet to be finished but I will leave with some numbers
Mortality due to SARS 2002-so far is betwen 700-900Mortality due to Bird Flu 2004-2009 is betwen 175-200
Mortality due to TB alone in one year only is 3.5 milion people around the world!
Now do you see?
Thursday, April 9, 2009
To bridge the gab between cultures and countries, I realized traveling wide enough and meeting a very well diverted scope of people, the first step should be either the enlightenment or knocking out the eye of the ignorant, which is a phenomenon I recognized through watching several interactions among several people of different backgrounds.
I will go in to this in several posts but I will start with someone dear to my heart(or is he).
In November 2008 by the time it was clear, a very tough ride is expected for the international economy and for the oil producing countries economies. I had a chance to meet Emanuel Mbi the world bank country director with a delegation of political sciences students from Holland.
So far so good, you go to such a meeting thinking the person you are about to meet is someone who knows what is he doing, only to find the following (again I would like to remind you this is the WORLD BANK COUNTRY DIRECTOR = the highest representative of the global organization in the country)
my first observation was -as shortsighted as it may be- the 15000 USD worth wall wide LCD screen which was perfect in my prospective to play a perfect game of need for speed..
when the guy finally made it to the meeting, he had one answer to all these questions, what are the main projects for the world bank in yemen? what are the main accomplishments of the world bank in Yemen? what are the future plans of the world bank in Yemen? although these were 3 different questions requiring a slightly (at least) different answers.. the answer was I have been in Yemen only for 3 months and I don't know much about our operations here !
3 MONTHS?? are you kidding me? are those 20 something people look dumb to you?
3 MONTHS WERE NOT ENOUGH FOR YOU TO GET TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON?? in which reality have you been hanging around?
Then he started talking about the problem facing the country, WATER came next as the issue.. fine this seem interesting enough -thinking to myself that the world bank recommended Salvador to privatize water sources even rain meaning ppl couldn't store rain water in tanks without the consent of the American water company which got the reserved rights (why am i not surprised) anyway this whole plot ended in disaster when the folks rioted against this idiotic plan. so water it was and the scientific proof that he used to emphasize the water crisis was the farmers complain that they should deeper every year looking for water.. you would expect some research of a reputable Hydrology center with reading and numbers but no all u get to explain the water crisis in Yemen is some complainst of farmers!
Not disappointed well i hope the next one will get your attention, OIL was next in list of proves that Yemen will go down the drain if the world bank didnt step in?? the debate of course include the classic three symptoms of the oil industry we have been hearing ever since, those are declining prices, declining prices, and new energies emerge! well maybe but you would think someone of such caliber would come managing an organization this big in a country whose economy is based on oil should at least know the country production or the oil prices.. or how much did they decline to say the least! still.. NO, he didnt.. at this point I would really like to know how did he find out the country is going down the drain and desperately needs the blah blah blaaah..
The meeting went on and as all things came to an end, in the discussion that followed with the guys coming all the way from Holland there mesmerized by the ignorance displayed clearly. As I thought and clearly verbalized (this is an indicator of how the donors money are operated in Yemen) Someone suggested that Mr director was acting naively or actually naive ti the conditions the country is facing.
so to make it short you have world bank country director who doesnt know what is he doing after 3 months of working, doesnt know the sceintfic parameters of a so called water crisis, and doesnt know the oil prices or production in a oil based economy country!
Despite all that, some of those Dutch delegates went back to thier lower lands talking about the information supplied in this meeting in face value!
Can you spot the eye of the ignorant here?