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Mahathir’s Merry Band

Last week an “International Conference to Criminalise War” was held in Malaysia. Yes, it’s another Mahathir Mohamed show.

The former Malaysian leader was in fine form:

He said that he followed the opinion of George Galloway, Member of Parliament of Britain, that we should distinguish between good Jews and bad Jews, and I agree entirely, I have many Jewish friends. But it should also not be allowed to call all Muslims terrorists, there are good Muslims and good Muslim terrorists, he joked to laughter of the audience.

Dr Mahathir said that the odd thing about 9/11 was that all 3 buildings collapsed rapidly straight down, as if they had explosives already inserted in certain places, and not from the effect of the aircraft hitting them, but due to a demolition method. He wondered why the 3rd building collapsed in the same way (WTC7) although it was not hit by any aircraft. The collapse of this building had been admitted by its jewish owner, as a controlled demolition when he said “we pulled it.”

For more of Mahathir’s wisdom on the crafty Jews, see this page. A sample:

The Muslims will forever be oppressed and dominated by the Europeans and the Jews.

It cannot be that there is no other way. 1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews. There must be a way.

We are actually very strong. 1.3 billion people cannot be simply wiped out. The Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million. But today the Jews rule this world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them.

They survived 2000 years of pogroms not by hitting back, but by thinking. They invented and successfully promoted Socialism, Communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong, so they may enjoy equal rights with others. With these they have now gained control of the most powerful countries and they, this tiny community, have become a world power.

Of late because of their power and their apparent success they have become arrogant. And arrogant people, like angry people will make mistakes, will forget to think.

Cynthia McKinney offered this:

She pointed out that democracy in the United States of America is very limited, even by electronic counting that has votes goes missing, but also via the presence of special interest lobbies that finance the campaigns and political parties, and that this has to come to an end. She revealed that she sometimes thinks of giving up, but that she may run again for Congress. She said that she is happy to be included in the Perdana Peace “family” and is always happy to meet the wonderful people of Malaysia.

“Lobbies” – hmm, whoever could she mean.

Here is Dr Souad Naji Al-Azzawi, apparently calling for support for violence in Iraq:

Dr Souad, Vice Chancellor of the University of Syria, said that those who ordered war need to be criminalised, also for their use of illegal weapons, destroying a country, and creating diseases that are killing a nation, as well as for stealing the resources of nations. She said that “we have to act together to make this happen, each one in his or her own simple way”. She called upon everyone to help us in Iraq to stand and resist and liberate our country, choking back tears. “We need all the hope we can get.” She pointed out that it is an invasion and not a liberation and that we have to stand up to these people.

On to Michel Chussodovsky:

Michel Chussodovsky, of GlobalResearch.ca gave his closing comments, saying that we are dealing with a “war against truth”, a big lie enforced by the media. This lie includes the causes and consequences of the September 11 attacks on the USA. He said that there are piles of evidence wemhich confirm unequivocally that the official narrative of the 9/11 reports are false and invalid, and that there are indications that this was a carefully thought out intelligence operation. Osama Bin Laden on 10th of September was in a hospital bed in Rawalpindi surrounded by U.S. military and intelligence, and this was clearly an intelligence operation to create a pretext and operation to launch a “war on terror” and to accuse Muslims of the crime.

He said that whatever one’s position, there is absolutely no evidence that these crimes were committed by Muslims. He also confirmed that the official version relies on cell phone conversations that took place 30,000 feet in the air, when it was not possible to use cell phones in aircraft at that height, as just one other simple example of the falsehood of the official version.

Al Qaidah and its relevant organisations are a construct of the CIA and he confirmed that the CIA knows this, we know it, and that the CIA does not deny it. The process of demonisation of Muslims and Arabs is continuing, and there must be a process to find and prosecute those behind the crimes of September 11th.

There was a UK contingent. George Galloway, a natural for such a freak show, was there. He spoke up for terrorists in Iraq:

In reference to the speech of Dr Mahathir at the opening of the conference, which aim is to make war an international crime, he said that still the aggressors can be defeated, and he said that Iraq was destroyed and a million Iraqis were killed, and three million Iraqi refugees – the lucky ones here in Malaysia – and the unlucky ones on the streets of Jordan. He said that in spite of this “they did not break Iraq” and that resistance would continue until victory.

Muhammad Umar of the Ramadhan Foundation was also in attendance:

Muhammad Umar of the Ramadan Foundation, gave his thanks to the speakers and those who have worked tirelessly to make this effort to criminalise war possible. He said that we need to continue this work and that one of the ways is for Muslims to work for unity, and that on December 15th and 16th there will be a conference for Muslim Unity, and that an invitation has been extended to Dr Mahathir Muhammad who has agreed to speak at that conference.

It is no surprise that the Ramadhan Foundation is linked to and fond of Mahathir, since it has some very curious ideas about extremism. It once organised a conference to tackle extremism among young British Muslims. Have a look at its guests:

Organised by the Rochdale-based Ramadhan Foundation they say the aim of the conference is to stop young British Muslims adopting extremist beliefs. They said they invited Al-Qaradawi in January as they felt the cleric is a one of the world’s most respected and prominent Muslim scholars who has spoken out against the London explosions and 9/11.

Said conference director Mohammed Shafiq: “He has accepted our invitation and it is now up to him whether he wants to come. Professor Qaradawi is a moderate Muslim but in Muslim countries he is seen as a sell out.

“He is a flag bearer of modernisation in the Muslim world.”

Other leading Muslim speakers from throughout the world have been invited to speak at the conference. These include regular speaker on the Islam Channel, Dr Zakjir Naikh from India, Dr Bilal Phillips from Qatar, Dr Imran Waheed from the Hizb Ut Tahir organisation in the UK and even former Daily Express journalist Yvonne Ridley who converted to Islam after she was kidnapped and later released by the Taliban.

Last but not least, Moazzam Begg of Cage Prisoners. After being regaled with Mahathir’s antisemitic outbursts, he was full of praise:

He wondered how somebody (Barack Obama) could be receiving a nobel peace prize while ordering drone attacks, and that the one to receive that prize should be Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

In closing, Moazzam Begg, of Cage Prisoners, said there is something special about this place, Malaysia, and that he feels comfortable and at home.

Mr Begg is of course feted by some British “progressives”. For example, he has three speaking engagements with local Amnesty UK branches lined up in November and December. Perhaps he could take the opportunity to share Mahathir’s wisdom on what really happened on 9/11.