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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


the amazing coverup of Alex W's identity

1. German courtroom killing trial starts, security tight


DRESDEN, Germany, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The trial of a man accused of killing a pregnant Egyptian woman in a German courtroom opened on Monday in a case that has incensed many in the Muslim world.

The stabbing in July of 31-year-old Marwa El-Sherbiny, pregnant and a mother of a 3-year-old, prompted accusations that Germany tolerated xenophobia and anti-Islamic views and caused protests in Egypt and Iran.

Security is tight for the trial of Sherbiny's attacker, a German of Russian origin identified by media only as "Alex W.", to guard against any outbreak of violence.

About 200 police officers secured the court in the eastern city of Dresden and the accused sat behind bulletproof glass, a police spokesman said.

"This trial is seen as having a higher than usual security risk," the spokesman said.

The killing took place in a court in Dresden where the alleged attacker was appealing a conviction for insulting Sherbiny by calling her an "Islamist", "terrorist" and "slut" when she asked him to make room for her son to play on swings in a playground.

The killer also stabbed Sherbiny's husband. German police then shot the husband in the leg, having mistaken him for the attacker.

Germany, which has the second-biggest Muslim population in western Europe after France, was criticised for taking days to condemn the murder.

Media in Islamic countries have given broad coverage to the death of Sherbiny, describing the veiled woman as a "martyr". (Writing by Sarah Marsh; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

source: reuters

2. 'veil martyr' trial opens as Egypt pushes for the max

Berlin -- Cairo is pushing for a life sentence for a man standing trial in Dresden for the murder of a veiled Egyptian woman in a case that stoked anger against Germany in the Muslim world.

"A team of senior German lawyers have been hired by (Egypt) to defend the interests of the deceased's family... in order to secure the maximum penalty allowed by German law," a foreign ministry statement said.

The defendant, for legal reasons named only as Alex W, is accused of stabbing to death Marwa al-Sherbini on July 1 in a Dresden courtroom, after she had sued him for calling her an "Islamist" and a "terrorist."

The 28-year-old man, who was born in Russia, plunged an 18-cm (seven-inch) kitchen knife into Sherbini, 31, three months pregnant at the time with her second child, at least 16 times. She bled to death at the scene.

He is also charged with attempting to murder her husband, Elwy Okaz, in the same frenzied attack. All this happened in front of their young son, aged three and a half at the time.

With no security in the courtroom, it took several minutes for a police officer to arrive, who then proceeded to shoot Okaz in the leg, believing him to be the attacker. He survived.

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3. July 10, 2009: brutal killing of Egyptian in Germany 'islamophobic' says head of Jewish group


Marwa El-Sherbini has become the symbol of Islamophobia in Germany. Only 32 years old, the Egyptian, now baptized "martyr of the veil", was pregnant with her second child when she was stabbed 18 times to death last week in a Dresden courtroom. The assassin, Alex W., a Russian immigrant notoriously reputed as a "xenophobic fanatic", first appeared before the court in 2008 for having insulted the young woman as a "terrorist, Islamist bitch" because she wore the Islamic veil. He was fined for the insults.

But prosecutors appealed after he openly declared in court that "these people" are not "real human beings." He had appeared at the Dresden court to answer for those statements when he pounced on Marwa El-Sherbini, who had come to testify, killing her. The husband of the victim who had tried interposing himself between the two was accidentally shot by German police. He is, currently, in critical condition.

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4. is equality a 'nightmare' for liberal Zionists?


Here, Jeremy Ben-Ami describes a one-state solution as a "nightmare":

JG: But they’re by no means Zionists. Helena Cobban, who is going to be speaking on this blogger panel, is close to a one-stater, as far as I can tell.

JB: J Street officially will not use the term "One-State Solution." That is an oxymoron because it is a one-state nightmare. That is the thing we are most opposed to — moving in a one-state direction.

JG: A nightmare for practical reasons or a nightmare for moral reasons?

JB: A nightmare for the Jewish people. There would be no more Israel. One state is not a solution, one state is a dissolution.

Look at his words, it’s really amazing. He could be a white supremacist in the south contemplating the end of Jim Crow, or an Afrikaner talking about the end of apartheid. All this is apparently so unremarkable however when it comes to Zionists contemplating the end of Jewish supremacy. This, as well as J Street’s other recent actions, convince me more than ever that this organization will not be part of the solution. It is at best Kadima to AIPAC’s Likud/Yisrael Beitenu. Which means in effect no difference at all. I think there are some sincere people who may have been attracted to J Street, but ultimately there’s no Zionist solution to the Zionist problem, just like there’s no racist solution to the problem of racism.

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