On October 07, 2004 the Parliament of Bulgaria rejected at first reading the Draft Law for Creation of Fund for Minority Children Educational Integration.Roma Children are not Children of Bulgaria
As it is well known at present in Bulgaria there are 106 schools and pre-school facilities in which the student body is 100% Roma. Beside this around 70 % of the Romany children are currently educated in the Romany ghetto schools. In addition to that there are over 300 schools in which the share of Romany children is 50%-100% (2). The segregated Romany schools are a heritage from the totalitarian regime. It is well known that the segregated ghettoschools provide the students with an education of an extremely inferior quality. As a result of the long-term existence of these schools now the share of Roma aged 15 or above, who are without any education is 13,3%. The part of these who have only primary education is 76,4%; 10% have secondary education and only just 0,2% have university education (3). It too well known that the general educational state of the ethnic Bulgarians and Turks is much more well.
Appeasement cost millions of Jews and non-Jews their lives as England and France, allies at the time, negotiated and hesitated too long before they noticed that Hitler had to be fought, not bound to agreements. Appeasement stabilized communism in the Soviet Union and East Germany in that part of Europe where inhuman, suppressive governments were glorified as the ideologically correct alternative to all other possibilities.Appeasement crippled Europe when genocide ran rampant in Kosovo and we Europeans debated and debated until the Americans came in and did our work for us. Rather than protecting democracy in the Middle East, European appeasement, camouflaged behind the fuzzy word "equidistance," now countenances suicide bombings in Israel by fundamentalist Palestinians. Appeasement generates a mentality that allows Europe to ignore 300,000 victims of Saddam’s torture and murder machinery and, motivated by the self-righteousness of the peace-movement, to issue bad grades to George Bush.
RN: "You seem very sceptical that the security services have anything to go on?"
"Yes, I think they should look for the accomplices much closer to the home of the murderer. I mean, Muslim assassins that kill in the name of Islam usually consult a Muslim lawyer - a Mufti or legal specialist of Islamic law - and ask him for his advice and for his opinion. Because otherwise, it would mean that the commands of the Koran to fight the unbelievers would simply boil down to one believer killing an unbeliever, which of course would not work - it would create chaos and total idiocy."
"No, you can only wage Jihad, engage in holy war, or whatever expression you prefer, once this has been analysed and permission is given by competent Muslim legal scholars."
"So, when you look at it from the outside, it would be against the laws of Islam - and the laws of Islam are very strict - to act against this. Now, this man wants to pose as a super-Muslim, so he probably obeyed the laws of Islam. Accordingly, it's really very important to find the expert on Islamic law who gave him permission to commit this act. Because this expert is of course as guilty as the murderer himself."
RN: "So, we are not necessarily looking at a terrorist cell or network?"
"No, not necessarily, but on the other hand, I think it's very probable that five, or six or ten young men, met up, talked together, got very excited, and at a certain point in time - as has happened in other cases years ago and has been described to the greatest detail in literature - in their excitement, they then go and look for a cleric, they ask his permission, and if they obtain it, they start committing these unpleasant acts. I mean this is more or less how these things have happened in the past."
President Bush has a new hero in his drive to bring democracy to the Middle East. Israeli minister Natan Sharansky has written a book that has Bush waxing poetic.
Sharansky, who spent nine years in the Soviet Gulag, has published a book, "The Case for Democracy," and Bush has been reading every word.
Not only that, the president has strongly urged National Security Adviser (and Secretary of State nominnee) Condoleezza Rice to read it as well.
Last week, Bush hosted Sharansky at the White House to discuss the book.
The president had no time for Sharansky's boss, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has dismissed the book.
Sharansky believes the Middle East is on the verge of a breakthrough experienced by the Soviet Union 15 years ago. As he sees it, if the United States demands democracy from allies in the Middle East they will comply. Even Saudi Arabia, with all of its oil, would rather cooperate than confront a determined United States. Food for thought for a second Bush administration.
It's about 8:42 in the morning, and you have just sat down at your desk with a cup of hot coffee. As the sheriff of this small rural community, you are reviewing the overnight reports from your graveyard shift deputies. It was, as usual, a relatively uneventful night.
Unbeknownst to you as you read your reports, only about five minutes before, a nondescript car with tinted windows along with two minivans just rolled into the parking lot of your local county elementary school. They stop near the school's main office, parking along the curb.
The doors suddenly fly open and out rush teams of hooded, armed men. They are carrying military load-bearing equipment, handguns, canteens, small backpacks and have rifles, M-16s and AK-47s.
Freshly armed with Yasser Arafat's weighty medical dossier, his nephew pinned blame on Israel for the late Palestinian leader's death and refused Monday to squelch rumors of poisoning — even though he acknowledged that doctors found no known poisons.Arafat's Nephew Blames Death on Israel
Nasser al-Kidwa, who is also the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, said the files are inconclusive on the cause of Arafat's death, but "I believe the Israeli authorities are largely responsible for what happened."
Al-Kidwa said toxicology tests were conducted during Arafat's two-week stay in France but "no poisons known to doctors were found." He did not, however, categorically rule out poisoning — which again could fuel theories in the Middle East that Arafat was murdered.
Question: "Do you think that the Palestinians are obliged to waive their claims to the right of Home-return, which Israel will never agree to, as the price of establishing an independent state for them and the conclusion of a peace agreement with Israel?Despite left-wing claims, Palestinians refuse to give up "return" to Israel
1. The Palestinians have to accept that 15.0% -
2. The Palestinians shouldn't accept that, even if consequently no peace agreement would be concluded with Israel.72.2% -
3. No opinion.12.8% -
Question: In case the Palestinian leadership would accept the waiver of the right of Home-return and replace that with financial compensation. Would you accept or refuse that?
1. would accept that 13.0% -
2. would refuse that 78.6% -
3. no opinion 8.4% -
A fundraiser will be held at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York, raising money to bring a Palestinian art exhibit to the New York metro area. Here's one of the paintings from the proposed exhibit (previously shown in Houston, TX), portraying Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon collecting and boiling a young Palestinian's bloodAnd in case you thought that was bad...
Earlier this week, municipal signs of the town of Oleiros in northern Spain flashed the public message 'Let's stop the animal!!! Sharon the assassin, stop the neo-Nazis'Visit HonestReporting to see the images.
A leader of the dissident movement in the Soviet Union in the 1970s, Natan Sharansky argues in his new book that democratization of the Middle East is a crucial ingredient for a resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In this excerpt, he describes the common features of totalitarian societies in North Korea, Iran, or elsewhere. A citizen of Israel since his release from the Soviet gulag in an East-West prisoner exchange in 1986, Sharansky asserts that the Palestinian Authority must stop its brainwashing of Palestinians, which Sharansky says incites hatred toward Jews and creates a climate for terrorism.
About 20,000 people marched through the western German city of Cologne Sunday in a demonstration against Islamic terrorism that was organized by a Muslim group.I want to see much, much more of this.
Carrying placards proclaiming that "religion doesn't produce terror" and that "terror is a crime against humanity," two groups estimated by police at about 10,000 each converged for a rally in a downtown square.
Germany has roughly 3.5 million Muslims, mostly of Turkish origin.
Sunday's demonstration was organized by a group called the Turkish-Islamic Union, which called on demonstrators to "join hands for peace and against terror," and was supported by Germany's main Muslim organization, the Central Council of Muslims.