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France Denies Citizenship to Man with Veiled Wife

France denies citizenship to a man who stated “my wife will never be able to go out without the full veil... I don't believe in gender equality... women have inferior status... will not respect the principles of the secular society”. French President Sarkozy is nearly the only leader in the world who wants to ban the burqa on the grounds that it is degrading to women and antithetical to France's value of women being equal to men.



Yahoo! News
February 4, 2010
Paris, France

French authorities have denied citizenship to a man who forced his French wife to wear a face-covering veil, saying he had rejected national values of secularism and gender equality.

The government has been speaking out strongly against head-to-toe veils, and is moving toward banning them in public after a long public debate over French national identity in the age of globalization.

Critics call the face-covering veil a gateway to extremism, but the move to ban it has drawn fierce criticism from some of France's five million Muslims, who say such restrictions are based in fear and intolerance of Islam.

President Nicolas Sarkozy has called the veils degrading to women and unwelcome in France. Sarkozy, a law-and-order conservative whose relations with the Muslim community have often been fraught, has been a vocal proponent of an all-out ban on the burqa, niqab and other face-covering Muslim veils.

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Getaway Was Giveaway for Queens Terror Suspects Linked to Najibullah Zazi

Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin were arrested on Janurary 7, 2010, Ahmedzay for lying to FBI agents during the time of friend and transit system bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi’s arrest and Medunjanin for training in an Al Qaeda terrorist camp.



NYDailyNews.com

January 11, 2010
New York, NY

The bizarre behavior of one of two Queens men linked to accused transit system bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi forced authorities to rush their arrest, sources told the Daily News.

Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin - Flushing High School pals of Zazi, a reputed Al Qaeda operative - were arrested Thursday.

Federal prosecutors have been presenting evidence to a grand jury in Brooklyn since Zazi's arrest in September, and his pals were targets of the probe.

Medunjanin, who has been under surveillance for months, provided the latest wrinkle Thursday afternoon after agents seized his passport as part of the grand jury probe of his trip to Pakistan in 2008.

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War on Hate

British Home Secretary Alan Johnson has prevented the Islamist group Islam4UK from marching this week. Anjem Choudary, the group’s leader…“has hailed the 9/11 bombers as martyrs, wants Sharia law imposed in the UK and gleefully admits: ‘I am the most hated man in Britain.’ Islam4UK was set up as a ‘platform’ for promoting the views of its extremist parent organisation, al-Muhajiroun. Crazed Choudary has demanded an Islamic revolution in Britain and wants Business Secretary Lord Mandelson stoned to death for being gay.”



News Of The World
January 10, 2010
London, England

An extremist Islamic group planning to march through a war heroes' town will be outlawed this week.

Home Secretary Alan Johnson will use his powers to smash warped organisations run by hate-preacher Anjem Choudary.

He is expected to impose anti-terror laws as early as tomorrow to ban al-Muhajiroun and its latest offshoot Islam4UK.

The move will make it a criminal offence - punishable by up to TEN YEARS in jail - to become a member or to attend or address any meetings.

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UK to Ban Controversial Islamist Group

England is banning the militant organization Islam4UK. Said the group’s leader, controversial British Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, "We're not going to stop because the government bans an organization…Muslims everywhere are obliged to work collectively to establish the Islamic State and Sharia law in the UK or wherever they are -- those things can't change." Shadid Mursaleen, a spokesman for the moderate Islamic group Minhaj-ul-Quran International was thrilled about London ’s ban on Choudary’s organization. "We have always supported the idea of banning extreme individuals and extremist groups from working in this country and have for a very long time been frustrated that they have been allowed to infiltrate universities and mosques to promote a message of hatred with their anti-West agendas.”



CNN
January 10, 2010
London, England

Britain is set to ban a Muslim group that recently caused outrage by proposing a demonstration in the town that receives the bodies of British war dead killed abroad, the Home Office said Sunday.

The ban would prevent Al-Muhajiroun, also known as Islam4UK, from having meetings or raising money. Attending a meeting or being a member of Al-Muhajiroun or Islam4UK would be a criminal offense, a Home Office spokesman said. The spokesman declined to be named, in line with government policy.

"Proscription is a tough but necessary power to tackle terrorism," said the Home Office, which is responsible for domestic security in the United Kingdom.

Two offshoots of Al-Muhajiroun, Al-Ghurabaa and Saviour Sect Group, were banned in July 2006.

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In the Aftermath of the Northwest Airlines Terrorist Attack, Americans Feel Powerless in the Fight Against Terrorism

Empowerment Financial is getting the word out about their mission to engage in Terror Free Investing. “Terror-Free investing is an ethically responsible investing movement. The strategy focuses on excluding investment in companies whose business practices support our nation's adversaries. We exclude investment in stocks and bonds of companies that do business with countries deemed to be state sponsors of terrorism by the U.S. State Department. Our philosophy is that if you share certain key values on this topic and if you want results, we all need to do something. We cannot wait for the government to do it all, they can't, they need our help!”



Empowerment Financial Group
January 7, 2010

The recent terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 into Detroit, Michigan has shaken the American people once more. The terrorists intended to blow up the airliner and murder over 275 civilians and reign terror on one of America’s great cities, the effect of which would have been devastating. An apparent malfunction of the bomb and the bravery of passengers may have been all that saved the passengers and innocent people on the ground. “This is a wake-up call to Americans that terrorism still threatens our country”, says Mark Langerman (http://www.terrorfreeinvesting.com/management_team.html), CEO and Managing Director of Empowerment Financial Group. Sarah Steelman, terror free consultant to Empowerment Financial Group announced that “the recent terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 into Detroit, Michigan should inspire people to do their part on the war against terror.” Steelman, former State Treasurer of Missouri created the first “terror-free” investment fund in the country, which sparked a nationwide movement of state and local governments to also adopt Terror-Free investment models. Mark Langerman, co- founder of Empowerment Financial Group added, “We are offering an opportunity through our “Terror-Free” investment portfolios for every citizen to do their part (http://www.terrorfreeinvesting.com/what_can_you_do.html)in cutting off the support and money going to terrorists. Our efforts provide you a means to fight in the Financial War on Terror and empower you to try putting a stop to this madness,” continued Langerman.

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