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fizzana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:53 PM
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Fallujah Emerging As Islamic Mini-State
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&nci...

FALLUJAH, Iraq - With U.S. Marines gone and central government authority virtually nonexistent, Fallujah resembles an Islamic mini-state anyone caught selling alcohol is flogged and paraded in the city. Men are encouraged to grow beards and barbers are warned against giving "Western" hair cuts.


"After all the blood that was shed, and the lives that were lost, we shall only accept God's law in Fallujah," said cleric Abdul-Qader al-Aloussi, offering a glimpse of what a future Iraq (news - web sites) may look like as the U.S.-led occupation draws to a close. "We must capitalize on our victory over the Americans and implement Islamic sharia

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On Sunday, for example, scores of masked mujahedeen, shouting "Allahu Akbar," or "God is Great," paraded four men stripped down to their underpants atop the back of a pickup truck that drove through the city. Their bare backs were bleeding from 80 lashes they had received as punishment for selling alcohol. They were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.


One success after another for the U.S. in Iraq. Go to Yahoo and rate the story a 5.

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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:01 PM
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1. See what the "rule of force" produces: greater extremism.
If we actually examined our own country, where hard work DOESN'T pay-off and poverty grows and communities die and so many people are left behind,...in a dog-eat-dog capitalistic environment,...

,...we would find over-flowing prisons, additional extremists being grown every single day, domestic violence on the rise, tolerance hitting bottom, and entirely too much suffering on a continent that holds the greatest riches on the face of this earth.

SOMETHING IS VERY, VERY WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!!!

Why.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:08 PM
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2. Didn't over 100 US soldiers die in Fallujah to accomplish this a month ago?
Great job Chimpy, you motherscratcher.

Don

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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:12 PM
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3. Bwaaahahahaha, another Taliban Stronghold
created by the Mighty Bush*


LMAO.

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damnraddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:18 PM
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4. Great. The Kurds already have political and military organization.
The Shia increasingly have. Let a Sunni state spread from Fallujah.

A shame that theocracies arise; but that was likely from the first with an invasion.

What will happen with Turkmen? What about areas, especially Baghdad and Kirkuk, with considerable mixing of populations? I guess we'll see.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:23 PM
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5. Bye bye womans rights
mission accomplished
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LondonAmerican Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:10 PM
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8. Bye-Bye Human Rights
in general...
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:32 PM
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6. my my, and that shining new democracy we were promised has gone where???
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:04 PM
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7. Proof it's not Ba'athists fighting the resistance.
These people are not Ba'athist, who were quite secular. These are not fedayeen (people's fighters) but mujahideen (holy fighters).
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LeftistGorilla Donating Member (583 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:14 PM
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9. As was planned....
Things are lookin up!
aint freedom a bitch? :scared:
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:58 PM
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10. Nice touch of propaganda in there...
On Sunday, for example, scores of masked mujahedeen, shouting "Allahu Akbar," or "God is Great," paraded four men stripped down to their underpants atop the back of a pickup truck that drove through the city. Their bare backs were bleeding from 80 lashes they had received as punishment for selling alcohol. They were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.

From what I've been told, this phrase is not one usually heard from Islamic men - the phrase is actually Allah Akbar, minus the 'u', which apparently changes the phrase to an encouragement by those who hear it to join in.

Interestingly enough, the phrase 'Allahu Akbar' is what the alleged "terrorists" in the Berg video say, over and over (another discrepancy, as repeating the phrase is seen as unseemly).

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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:08 PM
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11. The Bushie boasting about how "peaceful" Falluja is : hilarious
of course it is quiet now --we "surrendered" amd sent in Iraqi Baathist generals to take charge! How can the neocons boast (to their idiot backers) about this turn of events? I know, they're LYING!!!
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