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    Aly Rustom

    For many decades, Japan has played an important role in providing development and humanitarian aid to countries throughout East and Southeast Asia, but it was long ‘hindered,’ so to speak, by its pacifist defense policy.

    How is humanitarian aid hindered by a pacifist defense policy. That makes absolutely no sense at all

    Posted in: For many decades, Japan has played an important role in providing development and humanitarian aid to countries throughout East and Southeast Asia, but it was long ‘hindered,’ so to speak, by its pacifist defense policy. It can now become more directly engaged in regional securitization efforts. For some, this is reassuring. For others, it is cause for concern.

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    Aly Rustom

    No I don't, because if they did interfere in any way they would probably be completely banned.

    exactly

    Posted in: Do you think electronic devices really interfere with aircraft navigation systems, as cabin attendants suggest when they request passengers to turn off their devices prior to takeoff and landing?

  • 0

    Aly Rustom

    Orie Sakamoto called 119 on Thursday morning, saying that her husband had stopped moving. Police said Orie has admitted to beating her husband with a blunt object between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

    Lady, if you beat someone for 4 hours expect them to stop moving.

    She was quoted as saying she had recently been having a lot of trouble with her husband

    yeah, I'll say

    Posted in: Woman arrested for beating husband to death

  • 3

    Aly Rustom

    Finally...

    Posted in: New National Stadium -- so far

  • 0

    Aly Rustom

    Observed properly? Who decides what is a correct observation and on what grounds?

    Al azhar mosque is one.

    Executing apostates, blasphemers and homosexuals is the correct observation for many, as is jihad as holy war. Who are you, I, or anyone else to say they are incorrect?

    For many? You are talking about a religion that has over a billion followers. If "many" executed apostates, blasphemers and homosexuals, there would be ALOT more killings.

    There are no 'great' religions and the monotheisms are probably the most dangerous and divisive of them all.

    Now you sound just like those you dislike the most. Ironic isn't it?

    Calling out the extremely dangerous, intolerant and yes, backward, ideas of ancient books at least brings honesty to the discussion. Making excuses for barbaric ideas or playing hide the ball with what is actually in these books isn't helpful.

    No one is making excuses for the extremists. But at the same time, making excuses for hate against religion by aetheists should not be tolerated either.

    Posted in: 5 dead, 40 injured in attack at British Parliament

  • 0

    Aly Rustom

    pacint

    Yup. Thats what I mean

    Posted in: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

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    Aly Rustom

    Clearly not. To take one example, the fanatics who blew up the London Underground were British born. There have been plenty of jihadi plots uncovered by our security services involving UK citizens. Plenty of hate preachers are UK born and supplemented with talent from abroad. We seem to have created a fertile ground for butchering fanatics in our own country. Vetting isn't going to stop that. If anything, it'll just make these people more excited.

    Agreed. There will always be those who hate. But what we can never do is do the same. We have to reach out to muslims and show them that it isn't an us vs them scenario. We have to include the moderates in our society and not insult and humiliate them by calling their religion backwards or stupid. I've lived in MANY countries in the Mideast and have found the people there by and large to be cultured, learned, and pious. Islam, when observed properly, is indeed a great religion. There are those who will distort it as have others who have distorted all other religions. What we, in my opinion, have to do is to reach out and work with those who are willing to assimilate and work with them on curbing terrorism.

    Posted in: 5 dead, 40 injured in attack at British Parliament

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    Aly Rustom

    Aly Rustom, Thanks, the part about the application for approval slipped my mind.

    Most welcome.

    Still, the donation that may or may not have happened isn't really related to the application process. I think the only way that could be stretched would be to say that the people in charge of approving or not the application were influenced by the fact the school had the support financially (and through visits and lectures) of Mr and Mrs Abe. That would require that they were aware of any donations etc. But that isn't really something the Abe's could control, it's not the same as if Abe told them to grant approval etc. I'm not saying any I approve of any involvement with the school the Abe's may have had (I find the school abhorrent). I'm just saying I don't think it's something they can be accused of in a legal sense. I'm also still not convinced that any such donation even took place.

    Agree with you. I'm just saying he claimed to have nothing to do with the land deal involving Moritomo Gakuen or the application process for obtaining approval to open the elementary school. While you are right that it might be legally hard to impeach him, considering that he did give monetary donations to the school, its hard to say he had nothing to do with the land deal. He should resign. But of course, he won't.

    Posted in: Opposition parties demand Abe's wife testify over school land scandal

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    Aly Rustom

    This is a critical problem in the Muslim community in the UK. Poll results on the reluctance to turn in people involved in terror were absolutely horrifying.

    But that's how you catch them anyway. What would you prefer? more erosion of our civil liberties? Trump style vetting? Is that your answer?

    Posted in: 5 dead, 40 injured in attack at British Parliament

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    Aly Rustom

    Exactly. Trump needs to grow a moustache that doesn't exend past his nostrils

    Posted in: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

  • -1

    Aly Rustom

    No, he pledged to resign if it was found that he or his wife had anything to do with the lowering of the price of the land the primary school was built on.

    Not exactly.

    Abe pledged to resign not only as prime minister, but also as a Diet member, if it came to light that either he or his wife played a role in the land deal involving Moritomo Gakuen or the application process for obtaining approval to open the elementary school.

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201703190033.html

    Posted in: Opposition parties demand Abe's wife testify over school land scandal

  • 8

    Aly Rustom

    Trump's whole administration is slowly unravelling...

    Posted in: Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump

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    Aly Rustom

    Nigel Farage, former leader of the right-wing UK Independence Party, blamed the attack on “multiculturalism.”

    Nigel, Haven't you done enough damage already? Just be quiet.

    Sughra Ahmed, a Muslim woman who traveled from northwest England for the vigil, said she’d been reduced to tears on the square by a woman who embraced her. “Britain is one,” she said. “An attack on one is an attack on us all.”

    That says it all.

    Posted in: British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack; IS claims responsibility

  • 1

    Aly Rustom

    Personally, I'm 100% behind Bertie. I'd like to see him go overseas and never come back.

    Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been making at least one and sometimes two overseas trips a month over the past few years. Do you think that is too many for a prime minister?

  • 0

    Aly Rustom

    Good. Hopefully these movies will help build bridges.

    Posted in: I was most touched by the pure love story without the frills.

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    Aly Rustom

    As part of Google’s solution to the problem, Schindler promised to hire “significant numbers” of employees to review YouTube videos and flag them as inappropriate for ads

    what an awesome job! Just sit there and surf youtube. Where do I sign up? I 'm completely fluent in English, Arabic, and Japanese...

    Posted in: YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

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    Aly Rustom

    Everyone I've talked to has said no way is he going to survive until the midterm elections. fingers crossed

    Posted in: In legal battles against travel ban, Trump’s own statements are his worst enemy

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    Aly Rustom

    Opposition parties stepped up calls Thursday for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie to be summoned to testify in parliament, after the head of a nationalist school operator reiterated under oath in the Diet earlier in the day that she had handed over a donation for the organization on the prime minister’s behalf.

    didn't that muppet pledge to resign if he was found to have anything to do with the money towards this school? This gomi PM is proving that not only does he make empty promises, he is also not a man of his word.

    Despite Abe’s repeated denials, the Moritomo Gakuen chief told the Diet that the prime minister had donated 1 million yen ($8,900) through Akie to help build a new elementary school.

    The PM lied. Simple as that. He should resign.

    Kagoike said Thursday that the prime minister’s wife handed over the money when they were alone together in a room at a Moritomo Gakuen kindergarten that she was visiting to make a speech. But Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga denied in a press conference that Kagoike and Akie Abe had met alone.

    Suga also lied. Simple as that.

    Hakubun Shimomura, executive acting secretary general of the LDP, said, “I believe the people understood that the cut-price state land deal was not affected by political power.”

    You would be mistaken sir. And that's putting it extremely politely..

    “The Moritomo problem will drag on. The prime minister will continue to be faced with difficulties

    Awww,, poor wittle Abes..sniff sniff

    Posted in: Opposition parties demand Abe's wife testify over school land scandal

  • -1

    Aly Rustom

    they should get together with the guys from the new look.

    Posted in: Wear to be seen

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    Aly Rustom

    hats off to this wonderful man for surviving and working to help others do the same. As a former at risk individual who is out of the woods I know how important it is to share that kind of experience. respect to Mr sawato

    Posted in: Suicide attempt survivor shares story to save others

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