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February 13, 2009

Food writer’s online guide to building an H-bomb…the ‘evidence’ that put this man in Guantanamo

By Jason Lewis

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A British ‘resident’ held at Guantanamo Bay was identified as a terrorist after confessing he had visited a ‘joke’ website on how to build a nuclear weapon, it was revealed last night.

Binyam Mohamed, a former UK asylum seeker, admitted to having read the ‘instructions’ after allegedly being beaten, hung up by his wrists for a week and having a gun held to his head in a Pakistani jail.

It was this confession that apparently convinced the CIA that they were holding a top
Al Qaeda terrorist.

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How can we explain the success of Hamas ?

INTERVIEW : Grégoire Lalieu and Michel Collon

by Mohamed Hassan

For a lot of medias, the case seems clear: the Hamas is terrorist, fundamentalist and fanatic. Though, this movement has won the last elections and his popularity increases among the Palestinians. Why? We raised the question to Mohamed Hassan, co-author of Iraq, Eye-to-eye with the occupation, and one of the best Middle-East specialists.

What is really the Hamas?

Hamas is a political movement coming from the Muslim Brotherhood, which is one of the oldest political movements in Egypt. The word “hamas” means awakening, erupting… It’s an islamo nationalist movement, which we could compare to the Irish catholic nationalist movement. In 1916, the Irish Republican Army has developed against the colonial British occupation. As the Irish were Catholics and the British settlers were Protestants, the occupier tried to make it a religious conflict. Religion can be utilized to mobilize people for a cause.

READ ON at Global Research, February 12, 2009

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