The dawn must come.

The dawn must come.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

In the name of a Divine Justice!

By: Ahmed ELNAHAS – Montopoli, October 22nd 2014.
What kind of mental preparation is needed so that a person could slit the throat of another human being? What could be the nature of the faith by which a human being would despise another human being to the point of committing such barbarous act? Let us examine for a moment the mechanism of what ‘they’ preach as being ‘Justice by The Order Of Allah’!
What we’ve seen in the past decade or so on many TV screens, and on YouTube; was a man who uses a 10 or 12 inch sharp blade knife to cut clean the head of another hand-cuffed kneeling man apart from the body!! Even with the sharpest blade ever, it would take the assassin few long terrible moments to finish the job.. Not like the guillotine or the executioner’s sword that takes only a second to end the agony of a helpless person.
So, back to the initial interrogative.. How is it possible to convince an intelligent mature individual (assuming that  intelligent and mature are the case) that such a criminal act is JUSTICE? Not just that, but as well it is a justice ordered by GOD!! There is not any satisfactory answer that I could objectively find*.. Anyway, on one hand, it requires the most sophisticated techniques of exposure to the most advanced “Behaviour Modification” and “Guerrilla Warfare” programmes; but on the other hand it needs the expertise of a clever recruiter to know from which river, sea or ocean to pick his fish, and from which school of fish to choose!
Our societies (Arab, Muslim, African, Asian, even Western societies) are those rivers, seas and oceans that are filled with large schools of similar fish waiting to be picked up, recruited, trained and sent to the front.. Any front.. There are tens of millions of frustrated, unemployed, envious, depressed, desperate, indifferent and disoriented individuals; mostly ignorant and in majority unaware of their own root culture.. Belonging to every social class.. Most of whom were raised since childhood to accept the mingling of tradition onto religion without questioning, hence becoming vulnerable to any social, economic or cultural intrusion.
By adding to the equation: Money and strong Finance, you’ll get the most brilliant recruiting expert, and the extremely capable trainers or tutors, and even mentors, for delivering the sophisticated techniques of “Behaviour Modification” and “Guerrilla Warfare” programmes. A flock of hired mercenaries whom are not interested in faith or ideology.. They work for gold.. Characters that have always existed all throughout human history; and mostly in our region! 
So, if I may suggest it, be just, firm and vigilant on your sons and daughters while educating them how to separate tradition from religion.. And how to identify and clear faith from the mist of folklore, myths and legends; and try nicely to recommend the same to your friends and neighbours so that none of them, or their dear ones, would turn into those fish splashing their innocence in the muddy rivers of mediocrity.

And may peace be upon you if they refused or even abruptly rejected you and your “blasphemy”!! For you have just did your part before your own conscience and before God.

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*Because even in the Holy Koran itself we can only find the suggestion (severely conditioning its use only in war and never against civilians or defenceless prisoners of war; or in the QESSAS, to execute a killer) to “…hit their necks…”!! Hit not slit.. Simply because slitting was an ancient pagan practice used to deliver human sacrifices to divinities.. Islam forbad all that.  

Thursday, 16 October 2014

EBOLA In Brief!

By: Ahmed ELNAHAS – Castelfiorentini, October 13th 2014
The deadly pest has already started knocking the doors of the Nile Valley basin, even if it’s still apparently contained in the African sub-Saharan regions; therefor it is important, even imperative, to know it and to spread our findings to those whom cannot acquire such notion. It’s the least humanly moral thing to do.
First let us review some very frequent asked question about EBOLA; then I’ll try to synthesise some relevant material as simply as I can, in a way that it would turn easier for you to transmit the information and share them with everyone you know.
Ø  What is EBOLA?
EBOLA (EVD) previously known as “Ebola Virus Haemorrhagic Fever”, is a grievous disease; highly fatal having a 90% mortality rate.
Ø  How is it transmitted?
EBOLA is transmitted through direct close contact with the blood, secretions (sweat, tears, saliva, mucous..etc), tissues, organs or corporal fluids of infected individuals (humans or animals).
Ø  Who are the persons at risk of infection?
Health and sanitary operators, families or other persons in close contact with infected subjects, and persons who are in contact with the dead corps of diseased patients.
Ø  When it is not transmitted?
Ebola cannot be contracted while swimming in pools, handling money or food stuff; not even through a casual contact with a carrier that doesn’t show the symptoms.
Ø  What are the main symptoms?

Sudden improvised fever, intense weakness, muscular pains, headache, painful sour throat, vomiting, diarrhoea, renal insufficiency, hepatic internal and external haemorrhage.
The name of the disease originates from one of those first recorded outbreaks in 1976 in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire), which lies on the EBOLA river.
Symptoms typically start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pains, and headaches. Typically nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. At this point, some people begin to have bleeding problems.
The EBOLA virus may be acquired upon contact with infected animals (commonly monkeys or fruit bats; it is no surprise given that both are the most common species used for biological laboratories experimental activities). However, the virus capability to spread through the air has not been documented in the natural environment. Fruit bats are believed to carry and spread the virus without being affected. Human male survivors may be able to transmit the disease via semen for nearly two months. In order to make the diagnosis, typically other diseases with similar symptoms such as Malaria, Cholera and other Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers. are first excluded. To confirm the diagnosis blood samples are tested for viral antibodies or the virus itself.
Prevention includes decreasing the spread of the disease from infected monkeys and pigs to humans. This may be done by checking such animals for infection and killing and properly disposing of the bodies if the disease is discovered. Properly cooking meat and wearing protective clothing when handling meat may also be helpful, as are wearing protective clothing and washing hands when around a person with the disease. Samples of bodily fluids and tissues from people with the disease should be handled with special caution.
Ebola virus was first isolated in 1976 during outbreaks of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Zaire and Sudan. The strain of Ebola that broke out in Zaire has one of the highest Case Fatality Rates of any other human virus, roughly 90%.
In 1990, Hazelton Research Products' Reston Quarantine Unit in Reston, Virginia, suffered a mysterious outbreak of fatal illness among a shipment of crab-eating Macaque monkeys imported from the Philippines. The company's veterinary pathologist sent tissue samples from dead animals to the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) AT Fort Detrick, Maryland, where a laboratory test known as an ELISA assay showed antibodies to EBOLA virus.
Given the lethal nature of Ebola, and since no approved vaccine or treatment is available, it is classified as a Biosafety Level 4 agent, as well as Category ’A’ Bio-Terrorism agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has the potential to be turned into a weapon for use in Biological Warfare.
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No way back.

By: Ahmed ELNAHAS – Pisa, October 15th 2014
At this point, I fear that there will be no turning back.. We have already regressed into another Tribal Era! Just consider, and try to answer this question: in a relatively short lap of time, into how many fragments, groups, clans,  movements, cults, sects our Arab societies have been torn?
The reasons for such a division why don’t matter, because the fact remains: we have been divided FOREVER. Period. And the phenomena is worsening. Let me give you a practical example by simply analysing the latest news related to this present conflict involving the Fertile Crescent; today newspapers brought the following:
“The killers from the White Shrouds against the Black Flags of ISIL”! All the articles related to the subject explain that a new Syrian militia, (about 300 fighting units) formed from the ex-brigades that still fight Assad’s army, calling itself “The White Shrouds” (Arabic ﺃﻜﻓﺎﻦ in reference to the white cotton tissue in which Muslims wrap the dead after washing and before burial), is showing its capability of being more lethal and more cruel than the ISIL itself, by committing frequent decapitations and crucifixions against the ISIL warriors, all along the Syrian/Turkish borders.
What’s complicating the situation is the nature of each group: The White Shrouds are completely and exclusively Syrian Muslim fighters, while the ISIL militias are formed mainly by foreigners. Moreover, the White Shrouds have joint forces with other radical groups like “The Phantom Brigades” and the “Death Angels” brigades; having the same scope, they have already ambushed, killed and mutilated hundreds of the ISIL Sunni fighters. They have only one operational problem: the Western Coalition Air Raids are complicating their work!
Now, objectively speaking, when in time the dust shall settle in a year or in a century; what shall be the socio-geo-political structure of the entire region? Who will be able to unite not only Sunni to Shi’ì, but as well Hezb’Allah to Saraya Al Qods to Hamas to Fatah to the Muslim Brotherhood to Ansar Beit Al Maqdis to the White Shrouds to the Phantom Brigades to the Death Angels brigades to Al Qaeda to Boko Haram to Abu Sayyaf Brigades to the Curds to the Yazidis to the Christians to the Copts….etc???!!!
No one.. For each of these fragments will continue attracting, or recruiting, followers and supporters to form in the end a complex multitude of separated tribes in continuous conflict among each other over… Actually I don’t know exactly over what!
Do You?

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A Shy Smile for a Bright TEAR!

By: Ahmed ELNAHAS – Montopoli, October 13th 2014.
Yesterday, most of the international news agencies did release the following: “Great Britain recognize Palestine as a Sovereign State as per a Parliamentary vote by an overwhelming majority of 274 in favour, 12 against and the abstention of the remaining members including the Prime Minister David Cameron”!
The first reading of such event (especially now as wars are roaring in and about the entire Middle East along with the much irritated uncovered nerves of both the Israelis and the Palestinians) may bring some tranquility among Arab populations and Governments. However, the British Government’s official stand cannot, and will not, change. Britain will continue sustaining the “Peace Process” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
In anyway, this vote is a step of an important symbolic value; because it is the first time ever that a European member of the Western Alliance, an active participant in all NATO actions around the globe, votes for the recognition of Palestine as an Independent Sovereign State.
Sure it looks good as a significant breakthrough of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) into the inner rooms of  British policymaking; but not everything that shines is GOLD. My reading is somewhat different.. I see a tactful political move to absorb the growing wave of Arab/Muslim anger over the Western Alliance, including the Her Majesty’s government, reluctance to intervene positively and justly in the Middle East or elsewhere in the Muslim world. In brief, Great Britain is afraid and by such a vote sends a message to ISIL and its potential new recruits on British soil.
The galactic irony lies in the paradox that on November the 2nd of 97 years ago, the very same government (only then it was His Majesty’s) promised Palestine as a “national home for the Jewish people” through the famous Foreign Office letter, forwarded to Lord Rothschild, urging him to “…bring this declaration to the Zionist Federation”! The letter that came to be known as the Balfour Declaration.
Pass On The Word.

PS: Mr. Robert John, the distinguished historian revisionist from the Institute for Historic Review, teaches us that   “attempts to review historical records impartially often reveal that blame, culpability, or dishonor are not to be attached wholly to one side in the conflicts of the last hundred years. To seek to untangle fact from propaganda is a worthy study, for it increases understanding of how we got where we are and it should help people resist exploitation by powerful and destructive interests in the present and future, by exposing their working in the past”.
Here are the text of the declaration and the original letter signed by Lord Arthur James BALFOUR.
Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917
Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Yours sincerely,

Arthur James Balfour