Islamis Somalia larang buku PBB

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Sumber : BBC Siaran Indonesia via Email Berlangganan,19/09/2009

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Banyak sekolah masih beroperasi walau terjadi peperangan.

Kelompok Islamis al Shahab di Somalia melarang penggunaan buku sekolah yang tidak Islami dari PBB.

Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage yang menjadi juru bicara al Shahabmenyeru kepada warga Somali untuk tidak mengirim anak mereka ke sekolah-sekolah yang menggunakan buku tersebut.

Wartawan BBC di Mogadishu mengatakan walau perang terjadi di negara itu, banyak sekolah masih berjalan dan kebanyakan menggunakan buku PBB.

Kelompok-kelompok Islamis beraliran ekstrim menguasai sebagian wilayah Somalia selatan.

Wilayah pemerintah Somalia yang didukung PBB hanya berkisar di sebagian Mogadishu.

”Beberapa badan PBB seperti Unesco menyebar buku pelajaran kesekolah-sekolah dan mengajarkan berbagai hal yang tidak Islami,” kata Rage disebuah acara wisuda sekolah studi al Quran, demikian lapor kantor berita Reuters.

”Saya meminta semua orang tua Somalia untuk tidak mengirim anak mereka ke sekolah dengan kurikulum dukungan PBB.”

Wartawan BBC, Mohammed Olad Hassan, di Mogadishu menggarisbawahi bahwa belum jelas apakah para pemimpin al-Shabab menyetujui pandangan Rage tersebut.

Dikatakan bahwa banyak sekolah menggunakan buku pelajaran dari Arab Saudi.

Al Shahab berulang kali dituduh mempunyai hubungan dengan Al Qaida.

Pada hari Kamis mereka melakukan pemboman bunuh diri yang menewaskan 17 anggota pasukan perdamaian Uni Afrika di Mogadishu.

Somalia sudah tidak mempunyai pemerintahan nasional efektif sejak tahun 1991.

Perang selama bertahun-tahun dan anarki membuat tiga juta orang, atau separuh dari populasi, memerlukan bantuan pangan

Survey ‘perang melawan teror’

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Sumber : BBC Siaran Indonesia, Diperbaharui pada: 29 September, 2008 – Published 10:53 GMT

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Sebanyak 24.000 orang di 23 negara menjadi responden

Upaya pemimpin Amerika untuk memerangi kelompok al-Qaeda tidak dianggap berhasil, seperti terungkap oleh sebuah jajak pendapat yang dilaksanakan BBC World Service.

Sekitar 29% dari yang disurvey mengatakan perang melawan teror yang dilancarkan Presiden George Bush pada Tahun 2001 tidak mempunyai pengaruh atas jaringan militan Islam itu.

Bahkan 30% diantaranya mengatakan kebijakan Amerika Serikat justru malah memperkuat al-Qaeda.

Pada pertanyaan tentang siapa yang menang dalam ‘konflik antara al-Qaeda dan Amerika Serikat’ sekitar 49% berpendapat tidak satu pihakpun yang menang. Lagi

Late al-Qaida 9/11 video warns of Afghan attacks

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Sumber : Yahoo! News via Yahoo! Alerts By LEE KEATH, Associated Press Writer Fri Sep 19, 5:41 PM ET

CAIRO, Egypt – Al-Qaida threatened major new attacks in Afghanistan and dismissed setbacks in Iraq, vowing to continue its fight in a video marking the Sept. 11 attack, released Friday more than a week after the anniversary.

The lag in release, apparently due to problems in militant Web sites where al-Qaida posts its videos, raised questions among counterterror specialists over whether the terror network’s propaganda machine was faltering.

The delay deflated what is usually a media splash for al-Qaida. In previous years, it released a string of videos on the attack’s anniversary, featuring leaders trumpeting triumphs. Osama bin Laden spoke in one last year, making his first appearance in nearly three years.

Al-Qaida had promised a similar event this year, announcing in a Sept. 8 Web advertisement that it would release a video that would bring joy to its followers. It sought to build drama by promising a surprise speaker, showing him in silhouette with a question mark over his face. Lagi

Soldier tells of Taliban ordeal

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Sumber : BBC News via Yahoo! Alert to Book Hunger Club

Pte Robin McDermott

Pte Robin McDermott could be returning to Afghanistan

A soldier has spoken of his ordeal after being shot by the Taliban while on patrols in Afghanistan.

Pte Robin McDermott, 19, of Inkberrow, Worcestershire, was injured during a six-month tour of duty with the Mercian Regiment’s Second Battalion.

He was injured in an ambush and found himself without a gun stuck between his platoon, who did not know where he was, and the Taliban.

He was stuck in an irrigation ditch for 10 minutes before being rescued.

Pte McDermott said he was shot through the leg during an ambush on a night patrol and his section commanders pulled out, still thinking he was with them. Lagi

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks increase in new strategy, says NATO general

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Kabul, 24 Sept. (AKI) – By Giovanni Del Re – NATO’s top military commander, General John Craddock, has expressed concern about the growing number of civilians being killed or wounded in Afghanistan by a resurgent Taliban.

In an exclusive interview with Adnkronos International (AKI), Craddock said that the Taliban had changed its strategy and there was greater insecurity in Afghanistan.

“There is greater insecurity, increased violence, but it is generally located in the east and the south, (and) it is not unexpected,” Craddock said. Lagi

Publisher speeds up release of book about Muhammad

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Sumber : Yahoo! News via Yahoo! Alerts to Book Hunger Club, By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer 50 minutes ago

NEW YORK – With British publication in doubt for Sherry Jones‘ “The Jewel of Medina,” the U.S. publisher of her controversial novel about the Prophet Muhammad has moved up the release date from Oct. 15 to Monday.

“By speeding up the publication, we wanted to reduce or eliminate the chance of violence,” Eric Kampmann, president of Beaufort Books, said Thursday, noting that three men were arrested in London last weekend for a fire-bomb attack on the offices of publisher Gibson Square.

“What had occurred in London, we didn’t want to have occur here. We wanted people to have a chance to read the book. Once they read the book, we thought the violence part of this story would disappear and people would be focusing on the story, and the book and Sherry.” Lagi

Art Gish dan Aksi Non-Kekerasannya Melawan Israel

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Oleh TB Yasmin

Arthur G. Gish, tokoh yang sedang kita bicarakan ini, tak bisa dilepaskan dari kiprah Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). CPT adalah bagian dari sebuah gerakan non-kekerasan yang telah terbangun selama lebih dari 50 tahun terakhir. Salah satu dari kontribusi CPT paling penting di abad ke-20 adalah dikembangkannya teori dan strategi aksi langsung non-kekerasan. Dengan segera seseorang berpikir tentang Gandhi dan perjuangan kemerdekaan di India, Martin Luther King Jr. dan Gerakan Hak Asasi Manusia di Amerika Serikat.

CPT adalah bagian dari sebuah gerakan intervensi penduduk yang tengah berkembang dalam situasi Lagi