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Wathiq al-Battat: Khamenei’s Militiaman?



By Hamza Mustafa
 
BAGHDAD—Wathiq al-Battat, secretary-general of Hezbollah in Iraq, seems to be paying little attention to the arrest warrant issued against him by the Iraqi interior ministry after he formed the militia dubbed jaysh al-mukhtar, or the Mukhtar Army. The confusion and uproar was compounded by the appearance of pictures and posters in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities in the country’s south and center which declare, “Support the Era of Mukhtar!” with Mukhtar here meaning Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
 
 

Terrorist Wathiq al-Battat of Iraqi Hezbollah

 

These slogans and posters were accompanied by an escalation in the demonstrations in the Sunni-dominated western provinces of Iraq in opposition to Maliki’s policies.

 

Ahmadinejad Hails Imminent Re-appearance of Imam Mahdi and Jesus Christ



By Al Arabiya With Agencies 
 
Mahmoud AhmadinejadLoathed in the West and weakened at home, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrapped up his annual address to the U.N. General Assembly on a theological note Wednesday, hailing the imminent arrival of an “Ultimate Savior.”
 
“God Almighty has promised us a man of kindness,” the Iranian leader told world leaders and senior officials gathered in New York, at what was expected to be his last speech to the assembly as president of Iran.
 
Ahmadinejad said the savior is “a man who loves people and loves absolute justice, a man who is a perfect human being and is named Imam al-Mahdi, a man who will come in the company of Jesus Christ and the righteous.”
 
As a Shiite Muslim, Ahmadinejad reveres Islam’s twelfth imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi, who disappeared from the earth in the 10th century and is said to be due to return, accompanied by Jesus, to save mankind.
 
The date of his return is not known, but Ahmadinejad indicated that he felt the arrival would come quickly, telling delegates: “Now we can sense the sweet scent and the soulful breeze of the spring, a spring that has just begun.”
 

Hezbollah's Rafic Labboun in Belize: Is the Justice of the Peace Involved?



By Shane D. Williams

 
From left, Rafic Labboun (Allaboun), Yasser Safa and George Abdallah Elders
 
Yasser Safa is one of two naturalized Belizean men who were captured in Mexico along with U.S. fugitive, Rafic Mohammad Labboun Allaboun on Saturday, September 8th, after a successful operation by the National Migration Institute (INM) and the State Police. According to reports, almost a dozen law enforcement vehicles were seen parked in front of Labboun’s Mexican home in the Francisco Montejo area of Merida. The officers breached the premises with extremely high powered rifles. Arrested along with Labboun, and naturalized Belizeans, Safa was George Abdalah Elders.

Malcolm Shabazz Reveals the Khomeinist Colors of Saba Center of San Jose



Malcolm Shabazz, a maternal grandson the name-sake of Malcolm X, reveals the true colors of the Northern California-based Saba Islamic Center of San Jose and Fatimiyya Islamic Center of Hayward: Hezbollah is a helpful organization and the hanging of Blacks from trees is the reason as to why White Christians hang ornaments on Christmas trees!

 

A week of disappointments for Tehran



By Amir Taheri

According to Iranian media, the Non-Aligned Movement [NAM] summit cost Tehran around $600 million. Taking into account production losses incurred by a week of martial law, the cost could be higher.
 
What did the investment bring for the organizers?
 
The conference had one key objective and two subsidiary goals.
 
Let us deal with the subsidiary goals first.
 
One was to show that, despite five United Nations Security Council resolutions against it, the Islamic Republic was not isolated. The second was to mobilize support for Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad.
 
Neither goal was achieved.

Syrian Children Join the Anti-Assad Revolution in Ma'arat al-Nu'man, Syria



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بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
وَأَعِدُّواْ لَهُم مَّا اسْتَطَعْتُم مِّن قُوَّةٍ وَمِن رِّبَاطِ الْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِ عَدُوَّ اللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ(ألأنفال: 60)
Children from Ma'arat al-Nu'man, Idlib Governorate, Syria, joined the revolution against the Assad regime.

"The world should not blame us because we cannot sit cross-armed [idly] while we watch the blood of our people being spilled before our eyes. We have the right to defend our childhood, which was forsaken by the beastly al-Assad army," said she.

 

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