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Baghdad, Iraq — A man threw his shoes at President George W. Bush and was dragged away by security officials during the president’s farewell trip to Iraq.
The incident occurred as Bush was appearing Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Bush ducked and wasn’t hit by either shoe. Bush joked, saying that all he can report was that it was a size 10 shoe. then calmly took questions.
President Bush says the work in Iraq has been hard, but is necessary for U.S. security and world peace. He says he’s grateful he had the chance to return to Iraq a final time before his presidency ends.
The president is celebrating a recent U.S.-Iraq security agreement that calls for U.S. troops to withdraw by the end of 2011.
|Ajmal Qasab is Pakistan resident?|
| Updated at: 2136 PST, Friday, December 12, 2008
ARID KOT: Ajmal Qasab, allegedly involved in Mumbai attacks and presently in Indian custody, is a resident of Farid Kot, Pakistan.
Geo News team that arrived in Farid Kot to investigate this, started inquiring the local people about Ajmal Qasab. Most of the people seemed unwilling to speak. However, a man or two confirmed that Ajmal Qasab’s father Amir Azam Qasab used to sell ‘Pakora’ in the area while his son Ajmal Qasab worked in the crop fields.
It was investigated that Ajmal Qasab ran away from home four years ago because his father failed to provide him new clothes on Eid as his son desired.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry has released a statement that seems to suggest that Islamabad might want consular access to Kasab, even if it is informally and in the presence of Indian officials.
The statement reads thus,” Our own investigations cannot proceed beyond a certain point without provision of credible information and evidence pertaining to Mumbai attacks. Despite our requests, no evidence or information has been shared with the Government by India so far. Any criminal investigation proceeds from the scene of crime to the criminal. This is standard investigation procedure”.
Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations, Abdullah Haroon Hussain said that Pakistan must be given access to Kasab. When asked that asking for consular access would mean an admission that Kasab is Pakistani, Hussain said Islamabad wants access to make sure this is established.
“It is in the benefit of India to allow consular access to this person to the Pak authorities. The sooner that happens the better it would be for both countries. We should both walk towards each other and no one should be seen standing at one spot. If in your presence we access him that’s a good gesture of working together, even if he is not a Pakistani national. If he’s not found a Pakistani, then he s not a Pakistani. But if he is, we’ll all find out, won’t we? But until then, we don’t know for a fact and can’t identify the person as a Pakistani. We will say these are your (India’s) allegations,
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IANS published this report on September 17th regarding the recent bomb blasts in Delhi.
Terming the Indian Mujahideen, which has claimed responsibility for the serial blasts in Ahmedabad and New Delhi, as fictitious, several Muslim organisations and clerics have demanded investigations into the possible role of the Hindu right wing in the terror attacks.In a statement issued here Wednesday evening, 21 Muslim organisations challenged Indian Mujahideen leaders to come out in the open and prove their actions.
We hereby challenge the so-called IM to come out in the open and prove that they are representatives and spokesmen for the Ummah, and justify their actions point by point, or else it will be eventually surmised that they are non-persons and nothing but a figment of the Sangh Parivar’s unscrupulous imagination, brought into the collective psyche of all Indians by the grand alliance of Mossad and their protagonists in the country,” the statement said.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak sangh (RSS) and organisations ideologically affiliated with it are collectively known as the Sangh Parivar. Justifying the contention, Sarfaraz Arzoo, member of the All India Milli Council and prominent Urdu media personality, said: “We have to look into the issue as to who gains political mileage out of it (the blasts). Definitely, it is the Sangh Parivar which is getting mileage and hence the needle of suspicion points towards Sangh Parivar.”
Muslim cleric Maulana Hafiz Syed Athar Ali argued that there is nothing like the Indian Mujahideen. He said that the Muslims were blamed earlier for terror attacks in the name of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and now a new name has come up.
“The joint statement added that the serial blasts have resulted in “progressive polarization” of Indian society and hastened the speed of marginalisation of the Muslim community which eventually will result in rich dividends for the Sangh Parivar, the “sole beneficiaries”. “This is something they (Sangh Parivar) have always dreamt of but never successfully achieved. With Indian Mujahideen in their kitty, their tough job is getting easier by the day,” according to the statement. “The Muslims in India cannot continue to be silent spectators and are ready to play a historic role in the rejuvenation and revitalization of Indian ethos. The recent flow of events cannot succeed in forcing us to abdicate our responsibilities,” it said.
They say there is nothing like IM and SIMI is just a student organization. Here are some of the facts regarding SIMI:
1. Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi, now a professor of mass communication at Western Illinois University in the US, founded the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) at Aligarh in April 1977, with a mission to ‘liberate India’ from western cultural influence and convert it into an Islamic society . Mr Siddiqi has since then resigned from this organization and said “the organisation was drifting from its stated objectives” (Read Here)
2. SIMI believes in Deobandhi ideology . One of the main priciple’s of Deobandi ideology is “Jihad”.
3. SIMI has been tagged with over 15 terrorist activities instead of blaming SIMI and IM , these people are blaming RSS .
After the password recovery was reenabled, it took seriously 45 mins on wikipedia and google to find the info, Birthday? 15 seconds on wikipedia, zip code? well she had always been from wasilla, and it only has 2 zip codes (thanks online postal service!)
The second was somewhat harder, the question was “where did you meet your spouse?” did some research, and apparently she had eloped with mister palin after college, if youll look on some of the screen[shots] that I took and other fellow anon have so graciously put on photobucket you will see the google search for “palin eloped” or some such in one of the tabs.
I found out later though more research that they met at high school, so I did variations of that, high, high school, eventually hit on “Wasilla high” I promptly changed the password to popcorn and took a cold shower…”
Interesting isn’t it. It just takes 45 minutes for a person to hack into your account using the security question feature used by all email service providers.
During signup even if you choose a strong password there comes point where the strength of your password becomes irrelevant i.e security question . Because people know what your mother’s maiden name was, the name of your pet, where you met your spouse , your first car etc. However only google does something different here and provides you with the option of writing your own question.
It is time these multi billion dollar companies come up with something other than asking users their favorite color during signup.
September 17, 2008—Meet Wilma—named for the redheaded Flintstones character—the first model of a Neanderthal based in part on ancient DNA evidence.
Artists and scientists created Wilma (shown in a photo released yesterday) using analysis of DNA from 43,000-year-old bones that had been cannibalized. Announced in October 2007, the findings had suggested that at least some Neanderthals would have had red hair, pale skin, and possibly freckles.
Created for an October 2008 National Geographic magazine article, Wilma has a skeleton made from replicas of pelvis and skull bones from Neanderthal females. Copies of male Neanderthal bones—resized to female dimensions—filled in the gaps.
(The National Geographic Society owns both National Geographic News and National Geographic magazine.)
“For the first time, anthropologists can go beyond fossils and peer into the actual genes of an extinct species of human,” said National Geographic’s senior science editor, Jamie Shreeve, who oversaw the project.
“We saw an opportunity to literally embody this new science in a full-size Neanderthal female, reconstructed using the latest information from genetics, fossil evidence, and archaeology.”
For more on Neanderthals, watch Neanderthal Code, airing Sunday, September 21, on the National Geographic Channel.
—David BraunReconstruction by Kennis & Kennis, photograph by Joe McNally/NGS