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[7 Jan 2014 | 14 Comments | 10,206 views]
All in the Family: David Cameron’s Jewish Roots and the Coreligionists Who Brought Him to Power

by Martin Iqbal.
While speaking to a 500-strong group of Jewish lobbyists in London in 2007, UK Prime Minister David Cameron declared,(1) “I am a Zionist“. He went on to add, “I’m not just a good friend of Israel but I am, as you put it, good for Jews.”
These comments can easily be explained merely as fawning attempts to placate and appease the Jewish lobby – a necessary step for any who wish to assume high office. One has to ask the question though: why does ‘Anglican’ …

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[4 Jan 2014 | 7 Comments | 8,089 views]
BBC Caught Fabricating Videos to Push Libya and Syria War Agendas

by Martin Iqbal.
Many find it difficult to believe the sheer boldness of the lies peddled by the British Broadcasting Corporation – the world’s largest and most respected broadcasting organisation. Nevertheless, the BBC’s nefarious agenda has come to the fore during the wars on Libya and Syria, where it has taken every opportunity to justify foreign military intervention in both countries. In some cases the BBC has been quite ham-fisted in its attempts to deceive viewers, resulting in its foul play becoming readily apparent.
BBC claims footage of Indian protest …

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[3 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | 3,182 views]
Syria: One Month Before ‘Revolution’ Al Jazeera Admits Revolution Unlikely Due To Assad’s Popularity

by Martin Iqbal.
In a rare moment of candour, Qatari propaganda mill Al Jazeera admitted in February 2011 that a Syrian revolution was unlikely due to Bashar al-Assad’s popularity.
The notion that a popular revolution ever took place in Syria is as pervasive and pernicious as it is false. This myth is providing cover for a war that has threatened to destroy Syria and plunge the country into perpetual instability, disunity and violence.
Headquartered in Doha, Qatar – and founded by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani – Al Jazeera is the …

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[9 Apr 2013 | 29 Comments | 16,544 views]
The Dawkins Doctrine: How ‘Critical Thinking’ Atheists Become Servile Followers of Dogma

by Martin Iqbal.
The ‘New Atheists’, who claim to be at the cutting edge of critical, independent thought, have adopted the false dogma of 9/11 as their religion.
I want to start out this piece by making a couple of things clear about my beliefs.  I do not suggest for a millisecond that readers should care; there’s nothing more nauseating than a person who trumpets their personal beliefs at any given opportunity. (Sadly in the case of many atheists, this is often done in the pursuit of smugly asserting one’s perceived intellectual …

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[8 Feb 2013 | 7 Comments | 17,721 views]
The Antidote to ‘War on Terror’ & ‘Arab Spring’ Doublespeak: The 2013 Doublespeak Dictionary

by Martin Iqbal.
Updated 11 February 2013 with new additions: democracy, dictator, humanitarian intervention, no-fly zone.
“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics’. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language …

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[25 Jan 2013 | 17 Comments | 18,530 views]
Israel’s Man in Venezuela: Henrique Capriles Radonski

by Martin Iqbal.
Henrique Capriles Radonski – leader of the Venezuelan opposition – vows to downgrade ties with Iran and cut subsidised oil to Cuba and Nicaragua, should he get into power. What is more, his coalition has links to Israel, and both of his parents are Jewish, though he claims to be a ‘fervent Catholic’.
At a rally in June 2010, much to the disdain of the American Jewish Committee which dismissed the accusations as ‘baseless’,(1) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez publicly stated that Israel is funding the Venezuelan opposition:

An inspection of …

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[1 Dec 2012 | One Comment | 11,371 views]
Speak2Tweet: Google & Twitter Partner Up with US State Dept. to Monopolise Information Flow Out of Syria

by Martin Iqbal.
Amid Internet and telephone network outages in Syria, US-trained opposition activists use US-supplied satellite phones to contact Google & Twitter’s ‘Speak2Tweet‘ service. Despite these efforts, the service seems so far to be a resounding failure.
Internet and telecommunications networks have been failing across Syria, leading some including Tony Cartalucci to speculate that NATO may be preparing a psychological warfare operation(1) to bolster the flagging unconventional war against Syria.
Recent developments add weight to this theory. There are now reports(2) that Google and Twitter have re-launched their ‘Speak2Tweet’(3) service …

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[16 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 3,821 views]
Did the Famed ‘Jerusalem Rocket’ Really Hit Jerusalem?

by Martin Iqbal.
Amid Israel’s ongoing pounding of Gaza today, social networking sites were ablaze with feverish chatter both congratulating and condemning Hamas for supposedly hitting Jerusalem with one of its rockets.
On top of this, pro-Israel media outlets have wasted no time in capitalising on the opportunity. Right-wing Israeli outlet Ynet News carries the headline,(1) ‘Hamas fires first rockets at Jerusalem‘.
The ultra-Zionist BBC follows suit:(2) ‘Gaza conflict: Militant rocket targets Jerusalem‘.
Neither of them matches The Times of Israel though, which boasts,(3) ‘‘Surprise’ rocket fire at Jerusalem shows Hamas flailing but …

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[16 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments | 7,595 views]
WATCH: Israeli Occupiers Suppress Gaza Protest in Jerusalem

by Martin Iqbal.
Today at approximately 12:30pm Israeli forces put down a Gaza protest at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Several youths were abducted by the occupying forces, and women were shoved to the ground by soldiers and border police.
The first video is filmed looking down on Damascus Gate from the outside, and shows a number of youths being attacked and taken away by Israeli forces.

(Video: 16 November, 2012. Martin Iqbal)
I filmed the following video moments later on Sultan Suleiman Street immediately north of the gate, and it shows a Palestinian …

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[27 Oct 2012 | 3 Comments | 7,648 views]
Palestine: Should We Celebrate Settler-Colonialists For Refusing to Serve in the IOF?

by Martin Iqbal.
Jewish ‘Israeli’ refusenik Moriel Rothman receives widespread media attention as Palestinian prisoner Ayman Sharawna, facing imminent death on hunger and water strike, is met with silence. Should we even be celebrating settler-colonialists who refuse to enlist?
“I, like many in the American Jewish community, am a Zionist“ ~ Moriel Rothman.
Recently, ‘Israeli’ refusenik Moriel Rothman was detained in ‘Israeli’ prison for refusing to enlist in the ‘Israeli’ Occupation Army. The individual action of refusing to enlist in the IOF is a commendable step. However with regards to …