ANKARA US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a Chinese disinformation and propaganda attack on his country and Europe is a disgrace. “[China’s Foreign Ministry] Spokesman [Zhao Lijian] speaks stupidly on behalf of China, trying desperately to deflect the pain and carnage that their country spread throughout the world. Its disinformation and propaganda attack on …
US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a Chinese disinformation and propaganda attack on his country and Europe is a disgrace.
“[China’s Foreign Ministry] Spokesman [Zhao Lijian] speaks stupidly on behalf of China, trying desperately to deflect the pain and carnage that their country spread throughout the world. Its disinformation and propaganda attack on the United States and Europe is a disgrace,” Trump said on Twitter.
“China is on a massive disinformation campaign because they are desperate to have Sleepy Joe Biden win the presidential race so they can continue to rip-off the United States, as they have done for decades, until I came along!,” he added.
Earlier, Lijian said on Twitter that the “US non-stop disinformation may confuse and mislead some for a while.”
Regarding Trump’s letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, he said the US should focus on beating the coronavirus rather than “give an ultimatum to the organization that leads [the] global epidemic response.”
In April, Trump said the WHO was China-centric and temporarily cut US funding with a review pending.
He criticized its late warnings against the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected nearly 5 million people worldwide and killed more than 328,000.
On Monday, Trump gave the WHO 30 days to “commit to major substantive improvements” or the US would permanently freeze funding for the body and reconsider its membership.
ANKARA Kashmiris and Palestinians need “unity of purpose” among themselves to succeed in their common struggle, experts and advocates speaking at a video conference said on Wednesday. At the conference titled, A conversation on Kashmir and Palestine and the Struggle for Freedom, President of Pakistani-administered Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan said the movements of …
Kashmiris and Palestinians need “unity of purpose” among themselves to succeed in their common struggle, experts and advocates speaking at a video conference said on Wednesday.
At the conference titled, A conversation on Kashmir and Palestine and the Struggle for Freedom, President of Pakistani-administered Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan said the movements of both freedom movements should cooperate and collaborate at international forums.
“The issues have come out of the nationalism borders because of civilizational fault lines,” he said.
The conference was jointly hosted by Istanbul-based think tank Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) and Kashmir Civitas, an international advocacy group.
“India is using the cover of COVID-19 to ethnically cleanse Kashmiris , They are being persecuted because they are Muslims,” Khan said.
Khan said: “The Israeli state is doing the same to the Palestinians what Nazis did in the 1930s and India has taken a leaf from the Israeli playbook, it is adopting the so-called Nuremberg laws in Indian-occupied Kashmir which are aimed at forcing people to migrate.”
However, he added that there were “signs of renaissance in the Muslim world.” “I’ve toured Turkey, Malaysia and other countries, despite conflicts in the Muslims world, there is an opportunity for coalition building.”
CIGA Director Sami Al-Arian, himself a Palestinian, drew similarities between the issues of Kashmir and Palestine, saying both were born out of British imperialism.
“The Kashmir dispute and Palestinian issue are so similar that both the nations have been promised the right to self-determination, which have not been fulfilled,” said Al-Arian.
Al-Arian argued that India and Israel were “increasingly cooperating, in order to coordinate their tactics of occupation.”
“The prime ministers of both the countries are hostile to the indigenous faith of the people, especially Islam,” said Al-Arian, who is also a Public Affairs Professor at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University.
For his part, President Khan warned that the situation in Kashmir could “lead to war” between Pakistan and India.
“There can be a rise in armed resistance in Kashmir [against India] […] one cannot suppress 14 million like this,” he added.
Kashmir, a Muslim-majority Himalayan region, is held by India and Pakistan in parts and claimed by both in full. A small sliver of Kashmir is also held by China.
Since they were partitioned in 1947, the two countries have fought three wars – in 1948, 1965, and 1971– two of them over Kashmir.
Some Kashmiri groups in Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence, or for unification with neighboring Pakistan.
According to several human rights organizations, thousands of people have reportedly been killed in the conflict in the region since 1989.
Asserting that Kashmiris and Palestinians needed “strong leadership and unity of purpose,” al-Arian said: “We need to bring people together as a common goal for the two movements.”
“All those who believe in justice and truth must emphasize that from Kashmir to Palestine, occupation is a crime.”
Al-Arian, who lived in the US for four decades until 2015, said: “There is a need to start and coordinating the BDS [Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions] movement, it needs to be embraced, go beyond Israel.”
“There are millions of Indians who live in Muslim lands, in the Gulf, taking billions of dollars home these are small steps, but over the time, it will accumulate,” he added.
Khan, in turn, said Pakistan and Kashmir were always on the side of Palestinians.
“The two nations are facing an existential threat and if the international community does not act, these entities, their cultures, populations will be wiped out,” he said.
He urged the making of coalitions “not just in the Muslim world but across the continents, religious and political spectrum.”
National property consultancy Vail Williams, has issued a warning “call to arms” over the energy efficient energy standards of buildings in the capital. Too much complacency Many small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are being accused of “dragging their heels” in the Government’s quest for all UK businesses to cut their carbon emissions in half by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. London office landlords in particular are being warned by Vail Williams that they urgently need to get their buildings’ energy efficiency standards up to scratch or they will quickly become unlettable. Simon Moffatt, London-based partner at the consultancy has issued his “call to arms” over efficient energy usage...
Most of us will be sitting at home next weekend passing out candy to little goblins and ghouls, so I thought you might need a little spicy-salty-crunchy snack to keep you company as you wait for that doorbell to ring. This Spicy Chex Mix is the classic snack mix but with a spicy kick! It’s super easy to make and the cost is just so much less to make at home compared to buying it pre-packaged. You might find yourself making a batch every week or so instead of buying your regular chips and pretzels! Smaller Batch Size I made a slightly smaller batch size compared to most chex mix recipes you’ll see on the internet because we have a smaller household and I didn’t want to be drowning in the stuff. It’s so easy to...
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This pumpkin cheesecake that is drizzled with caramel sauce is the ultimate fall dessert. It’s rich, creamy, and spiced to perfection! Having a homemade cheesecake for dessert is definitely a way to impress your guests. It doesn’t matter if you’re feeling key lime, chocolate, or mint oreo… there is a cheesecake for every craving!
Curd murukku or Thayir murukku is a spicy, crispy and flavorful snack made with curd. You can prepare for this Diwali snack. The green chilli paste and curd goes well together and makes this savory snack really flavorful. Curd murukkuWe always make something to much on for Diwali, thayir murukku is a perfect one if you have not tried before. I have also posted other interesting murukku recipes in my website, do check it out. Check out my Diwali recipe index to browse more choices. [feast_advanced_jump_to] Ingredients This is the first time I am using green chilli in murukku and totally loved the flavor it lends to the murukku. Check out the ingredients
After a solid result last week, Sydney racing takes a dip behind an exceptional Moonee Valley card. But never fear, there’s still plenty of prize money on offer (seriously a lot, thanks Peter V’landys) and winners to be found across the ten-race Randwick program. The weather people have got it wrong again, with predicted falls not really coming, so we’re looking at a good surface. How will Randwick play? That’s the big one, with the rail out after a few weeks it may be an advantage to be nearer the lead. As well as my usual Sydney stuff, if you’re brave enough to keep reading I’ll have a dip in the big one down south and (ssshh) let you in on a ripper running in Adelaide. Dixie’s 2021-22 season tally (from August 1) Outlay:...
In an important prelude to the James Webb Space Telescope launch, planned for no earlier than mid-December, the Ariane 5 rocket has made its second flight of 2021 and its 111th mission overall with the VA255 flight to take two communication satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit. Liftoff from ELA-3 at the Guiana Space Centre near Kourou, French Guiana, occurred on Saturday, October 23, at 10:10 pm EDT (02:10 UTC on Sunday, October 24) in the middle of a 2 hour 29 minute launch window that extended until 11:30 pm EDT (03:30 UTC). The Payload With the performance capability of the Ariane 5, the launcher —...
By: Sean Crose "Choice is defined as an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. America gave us the choice to take the vaccine or not take the vaccine. As time moves on, that choice is gradually being stripped from us." These words above, from retired boxing star Floyd Mayweather, will undoubtedly please some and rankle others. In a sense, then, the statement is classic Mayweather. Only it isn't, for the fighter known as Money rarely if ever weighs in on hot button social/political issues. This time, however, things appear to be different.