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Indian government looks likely to survive backlash over unpopular economic reforms; Syria's Bashar Assad still defiant and resolute

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Trucks are idle inside a depot during a nationwide strike on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Chennai, Sept. 20, 2012.

India‘s Economic ReformsProtests have swept across India’s biggest cities, as citizens demonstrated against the government’s recent economic reforms which cut fuel subsidies and opened the country’s retail market to foreign companies. Al Jazeera English asks why Indian citizens are resisting the push for more foreign direct investment in the country. One explanation is that the retail reforms will drive India’s mom-and-pop stores out of business, said Reuters, as retail is the nation’s largest industry.

Asian Island War? — The Economist examines how the territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo over the archipelago, known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan, has become a serious threat to peace and prosperity in Asia. Strong nationalism and resentment over historical grievances are some of the factors fueling the dispute, which could turn into something more serious, wrote the Economist. “The islands matter, therefore, less because of fishing, oil or gas than as counters in the high-stakes game for Asia’s future” given that “every incident, however small, risks setting a precedent,” it wrote.

Turkey-Egypt Alliance — Turkey and Egypt are seeking an alliance, as both countries want to play a greater role in representing the Middle East on the international stage, notes the Associated Press. Earlier this week, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his government would give Egypt $2 billion in aid, saying, “With Egypt and the participation of other states, we will build a new Middle East.” The team “could work if Egypt follows Turkey’s moderate creed of reform and pragmatism, along with Western ties and Islamic piety,” wrote the AP.


Assad on Arab Spring – Syrian President Bashar Assad told the Egyptian weekly magazine weekly al-Ahram al-Arabi that the Arab Spring created chaos to the region and emphasized that his regime would not topple to the rebels, according to the BBC.  Assad’s remarks were published in somewhat of an exclusive for the magazine, with his telling the weekly that the toppling of Arab regimes had “not worked in the interest of freedom, democracy or ending social injustice as much as it helped create chaos.” Coinciding with the article was the continuation of fighting in Aleppo, as government forces clashed with rebels in the north-easter Arkoub district and the area of Sakhour and Bustan al Qasr also came under attack.

Day of Love Protests – A television station employee was killed in Pakistan Friday after violent protests erupted throughout Pakistan during a national holiday called the “Day of Love for the Prophet Mohammad,” the New York Times reported. The driver, Muhammad Amir, was shot three times by police while driving through Peshawar as nearby protesters burned a movie theater owned by a prominent politician. The government had encouraged peaceful protests against the controversial American-made anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims; however, “scenes of chaos in some parts of the country as the day progressed suggested that the government had failed to control public anger on the issue” the New York Times adds.

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No punishment for Muslim rioters

in India.

 

India has been

witnessing unprecedented rioting by Muslims. During the last six months Muslims

and Muslim groups/parties have been on rampage in all over the country. They

have been killing Hindus, burning buses, cars etc., and molesting woven. This

chain of rioting started from Assam,

where local Muslims and illegal intruders from Bangladesh started killing local

tribal people Bodos and Hindus. More than one hundred lives were lost and large

scale arson took place. Around one million people were rendered homeless and they

had to take shelter in refugee camps.

This chain of riots was started by Muslims in Assam. Some

doctored photos were circulated by Muslims about the so called oppression of

Myanmar Muslims by authorities. Government of India

blames mischievous elements from Pakistan

and Bangladesh.

Some secular fascists started blaming Hindu groups behind these MMSs to

consolidate Muslim vote banks. In India there are large number of

Muslim fanatic leaders and Hindu secular fascists leaders who all the time

instigate Muslims. This time also Muslim MPs from Assam also fanned this Muslim

rioting.

After Assam,

Muslims went on rampage and rioting in Jamp;K., Mumbai, Hyderabad,

Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Calcutta,

Lucknow, Allahabad,

Kanpur, Moradabad,

Ghaziabad, Bareilly,

Mathura, etc.,

places. In all these places not only innocent citizens were killed and property

burnt but women were also molested by Muslim rioters. Shocking thing about all

these riots were that by and large authorities were remained mute spectator. In

Mumbai even women police constable were molested but, police force remain

inactive. Shamelessly the inactive and inefficient police commissioner was

promoted.

The one thing was common in all these riots. That there was

large scale participation by Muslims in these riots, arson and molestation and

silence by the Indian authorities and state. Another shocking reality was

noticed that the loyalty of Indian Muslims was seen for Myanmar Muslims,

illegal Muslim intruders of Bangladesh

and morphed MMss circulated by India’s

arch enemy Pakistan.

For the enemy countries and foreign Muslims, Indian Muslims Killed large number

of fellow Indians, burnt Indian property and molested Indian women.

At a number of places riots took place after Friday prayers

where Muslims clergy incited Muslims and delivered hate messages. Large numbers

of Muslims were seen speeding hate but Indian authorities fail to take any

tough action. On the contrary rioters were given heavy packages in the name of

compensation. All these developments are very disturbing for world peace.

Indian secular leaders and Muslim leaders have been spreading communalism and

hate. This has made Muslims above nation, above, constitution and above justice

system. So far not a big Muslim leader has been arrested for rioting and hates

speeches.

 

 No punishment for Muslim rioters

in India.

 

India has been

witnessing unprecedented rioting by Muslims. During the last six months Muslims

and Muslim groups/parties have been on rampage in all over the country. They

have been killing Hindus, burning buses, cars etc., and molesting woven. This

chain of rioting started from Assam,

where local Muslims and illegal intruders from Bangladesh started killing local

tribal people Bodos and Hindus. More than one hundred lives were lost and large

scale arson took place. Around one million people were rendered homeless and they

had to take shelter in refugee camps.

This chain of riots was started by Muslims in Assam. Some

doctored photos were circulated by Muslims about the so called oppression of

Myanmar Muslims by authorities. Government of India

blames mischievous elements from Pakistan

and Bangladesh.

Some secular fascists started blaming Hindu groups behind these MMSs to

consolidate Muslim vote banks. In India there are large number of

Muslim fanatic leaders and Hindu secular fascists leaders who all the time

instigate Muslims. This time also Muslim MPs from Assam also fanned this Muslim

rioting.

After Assam,

Muslims went on rampage and rioting in Jamp;K., Mumbai, Hyderabad,

Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Calcutta,

Lucknow, Allahabad,

Kanpur, Moradabad,

Ghaziabad, Bareilly,

Mathura, etc.,

places. In all these places not only innocent citizens were killed and property

burnt but women were also molested by Muslim rioters. Shocking thing about all

these riots were that by and large authorities were remained mute spectator. In

Mumbai even women police constable were molested but, police force remain

inactive. Shamelessly the inactive and inefficient police commissioner was

promoted.

The one thing was common in all these riots. That there was

large scale participation by Muslims in these riots, arson and molestation and

silence by the Indian authorities and state. Another shocking reality was

noticed that the loyalty of Indian Muslims was seen for Myanmar Muslims,

illegal Muslim intruders of Bangladesh

and morphed MMss circulated by India’s

arch enemy Pakistan.

For the enemy countries and foreign Muslims, Indian Muslims Killed large number

of fellow Indians, burnt Indian property and molested Indian women.

At a number of places riots took place after Friday prayers

where Muslims clergy incited Muslims and delivered hate messages. Large numbers

of Muslims were seen speeding hate but Indian authorities fail to take any

tough action. On the contrary rioters were given heavy packages in the name of

compensation. All these developments are very disturbing for world peace.

Indian secular leaders and Muslim leaders have been spreading communalism and

hate. This has made Muslims above nation, above, constitution and above justice

system. So far not a big Muslim leader has been arrested for rioting and hates

speeches.