The World Rises Against War


MANY OF US will never forget when the people of the world welcomed the dawn of the new millennium. As the Earth turned, we watched televised pictures of people celebrating and cheering as the sky lit up with fireworks -- from Asia to Europe, from Africa to North America. And, for the first time in human history, we understood, in a deeply visceral way, that we really do inhabit the same planet and that we are, in fact, members of a global society.

That is what's going to happen again on Saturday. In 316 cities in 60 countries -- Cairo, Bangkok, Beirut, Jakarta, Prague, Budapest, Tokyo, Moscow, London, Cape Town, Kigali in Rwanda, Madrid, Warsaw, Kiev, Lisbon, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, New York, Sydney, Barcelona, to name but a few -- more than a million people are expected to march and rally against an American invasion of Iraq. Even McMurdo Station in Antarctica will hold a protest against the war. Such a global outpouring against the threat of war is unprecedented.

Without the Internet, of course, such a global protest would be unimaginable. But the Internet is only the messenger. Clearly, there is strong opposition here and abroad to an American invasion of Iraq.

What's truly surprising are the concise slogans posted on the Web sites of the coalitions that have helped organize this protest. No America bashing. No defense of Saddam Hussein. No solidarity with al Qaeda terrorists. In dozens of languages, the message is simple and direct: "No war in Iraq." "Stop the war in Iraq."

People around the world now feel a right to express their opposition to war.

They clearly believe Hussein is a ruthless dictator. But they also understand that the greatest threat is terrorist attacks from elusive networks that cannot be stopped by American bombs or U.N. weapons inspections.

The Bush administration, of course, will try to discredit this global uprising against an American war with Iraq. But it won't be so easy. The coalitions assembled in these cities include business, labor and religious groups; veterans of former wars, environmentalists, human rights activists and mothers against war; and thousands of ordinary people who are asking the U.N. Security Council to pursue further weapons inspections in Iraq, not war.

Once again, ordinary people will give up a precious weekend day to make their voice heard -- peacefully. But expect a tiny band of adolescent anarchists, who would rather spray graffiti and smash windows than join others in a peaceful march. We should condemn such antics. There is nothing less persuasive than using violence in the name of preventing war.

Why, you may ask, should you participate in this demonstration? Because you are a citizen of a great nation that is violating its own democratic ideals, treating the rest of the world with dismissive contempt and refusing to be restrained by international law.

Because you are a citizen of a new global society. Globalization is about more than free trade. What we are witnessing is the birth of a grassroots global democracy. To emphasize our membership in this new global society, many protesters around the world will be carrying the U.N. flag, a fitting symbol for a new era.

When people ask, as they eventually will, who stood up for human rights, let your name be among those who opposed an unjust and unnecessary war.

To find out about protests in your city Click Here.


by Ruth Rosen - With some modifications
Source: San Francisco Chronicle


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Older Comments:
WHOCARES WHOWINS FROM UK said:
When I see and hear an Iraqi Mother tell of how she was beaten with rubber pipes and how her nine year old son was beaten and left hanging from a hook, I say if it takes a few thousand bombs, then better than 29 years of Islamic countries doing nothing to stop the evil Dictator.
If Allah wills it so be it. Evil is not peace. peace would have kept him in power, his language has now been spoken, he now understands. Enough is Enough. So the free Iraqi troops fighting along side the Marines would say.
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DR.GHOURI FROM UK said:
I wish that US stops it double standard policy towards other countries and stops considering itself as the only country fit to survive in this Planet Earth................................
and follows LIVE AND LET LIVE POLICY..
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AMINA MOHAMMED FROM SWEDEN said:
Nothing can stop an idea that has come its time
not even the WHOLE army in the world!!! Voltaire
Thanks to ALLAH! THE CREATOR and CONTROLER of The
UNIVERSE!It`s about time that the world aknowledges the Truth! Truth is painful! Truth is
peace! Peace is tranquilty! Pride is regression!
Recession!Not to mention REVENGE! REFLECT!PEACE!!! TIME and tide waits NO man!
Truth is painful! Truth is PEACE! PEACE! SALAAM!
NABAD! FRED!PACE!
"We will have peace even if we have to fight for it" Winston churchhill?
Amina Mohammed






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ALI KHUMAENI FROM INDONESIA said:
Assalamu,alaikum Wr Wb
Iam not agree with USA. America have been propocation countries in the world to invasion to Iraq
Wassalamu,alaikum wr wb
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SAHL SYED FROM CANADA said:
Remember these things. Bush is our friend and our enemy so don't say anything about him. He is doing his job as an American and Cristian. The real enemy of the muslims are the muslims. We are already fighting with ourselves.
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SUFIYANNA FROM CANADA said:
Is or was the protest scheduled for Saturday March 1? And where in Toronto would that or was that to take place?
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AIMEE FROM USA said:
i fear the wrath of god
listen 2 the prophecies
study the bible
study history
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CODEY STUART FROM CANADA said:
I BELIEVE AND I KNOW SADDAM IS A DANGEROUS,STUBBORN AND VIOLENT MAN BUT FOR ME PARTICULARLY I DONT SUPPORT A WAR ON IRAQ BECAUSE THAT REGION HAS KNOWN PEACE FOR A VERY LONG TIME BESIDES EVERY BODY KNOWS BUSH WANTS TO HAVE ALL THE OIL IN IRAQ TO HIMSELF AND ENRICH HIMSELF TO ME PERSONALLY AMERICA IS A GOOD AND BLESSED COUNTRY WITH GOOD PEOPLE AND INTERESTING CULTURE BUT BUSH IS JUST HIDING UNDER THE PRETENCE OF LOVE FOR THE WORLD TO ATTACK IRAQ FOR MANY EVIL REASONSA SUCH AS OIL THE TUSSLE FOR MILLITARY DOMINANCE.
BUSH IS A LEADER WHO DOES NOT LOVE HIS CITIZENS BECAUSE IF HE DOES HE WOULDNOT WANT TO KILL HIS SOLDJIERS IN THE GULF AND EXPOSE AMERICA TO A LOT TERRORISTS ATTACKS .

I THINK THIS IS ONE WAR BUSH WILL NOT WIN AND HE MIGHT BE IMPEACHED OR VOTED OUT OFOFFICE BEFORE HE REALISES WHAT HIT HIM JIST LIKE HIS FATHER.

MAY BUSH PAY FOR ALL HIS FAMILYS MISDEEDS.
THANK YOU
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MOHAMMED MAHMOOD FROM ENDLAND said:
Great article
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ALI SAUKAT FROM INDIA said:
No war even Saddam wants it.
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YAYA FATY FROM SENEGAL said:
I think many people have understood at the same time the position of Bush circle face at the world which is protesting. It's clear that the war has been decided for a long time and many persons know its motivations and its targets that are to > against terrorists rises.In this perspective all the monarcies in the middle East are concerned sooner or later.If such case presents its clear that muslims will have to choose between living as unbeliever or to die as a muslim.Thanks!
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MOHAMMED AZAM FROM N said:
War is totally unjustified
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USMAN FROM NIGERIA said:
All praises be to ALLAH, with what is happening that peaple of the world realised and are protesting against bush injustice to Iraq in particular and the muslim world at large. But how i wish our brothers the leaders of the arab world will realise this too. USMAN
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SADIQ HAYAT FROM USA said:
MORE SHOULD BE WRITEN TO WAKE UP THE MUSLIM RULERS TO UNITE AND REALISE THE THREAT FORM THE NON-BELIEVERS. THEY CAN NEVER BE OUR FRIENDS. THE MUSLIM COURNTRIES SHOULD RAISE A UNITED VOICE AGAINST THE AMERICAN POLICY.NO MUSLIM GOVERNMENT HAS CONDEMED AMERICAN ACTION, ON THE CONTRARY THEY ARE LETING THEM USE THEIR TERRITORY AGAINST A MUSLIM COUNTRY. NORTH KORIA HAS SENT BACK THE INSPECTORS AND AMERICAN CAN DO NOTHING.
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MOHAMMAD SHAFI FROM OMAN said:
I oppose very much to this war which is unjustified. This stems from ugly designs of US to control oil rich countries of the region and a safe haven to its 53rd state Israel. I join the scores of other global citizens in condemning this impending attack on Iraq by US. May wise opionion prevail and let US administration think again to avoid the big catastrophe. I pray God the Merciful to help the innocent citizens of Iraq.
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MOIN UDDIN MASUM FROM BANGLADESH. said:
In this moment Iraq is so inosent.So the war against Iraq is realy very sady.We want not to war.
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NAZ FROM ENGLAND said:
i think the war is unneccessary, there must be another slution to all this, may be the polliticians should think of another slution e.g TONY Blaire as he thinks busting IRAQ will solve every think, How about thinkin what will happen to every community in Amierica, England and the rest of the world. HOW ABOUT TONY BLAIRE NOT BE THE PRESEDENT IN THE NEXT ELECTION, because i and my freinds will defentely not vote Tony. I voted him last year but will not make the same mistake.
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IRFAN ANSARI FROM INDIA said:
the war against iraq should be stopped
i am strickly against the war
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HANAN GHADBAN FROM CANADA said:
DON'T HIT IRAQ!!!!!!
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ABDULRAHIM FROM ENGLAND said:
This war is not about oil or sadam.This is only about distroying Islam.And with the help of satan and Arabs. The very Arab from whom come our prophet MOHAMMED (PBUH). Beliveme they will be cursed for eternity.
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WHOCARESWHOWINS FROM UNITED KINGDOM said:
I am not in favour of any War and especially if bombs are going to be used which will endanger the lives of those in Iraq who have been tortured and otherwise been mistreated against their human rights.
Therefore I ask: why does the moslem world not attack such an evil man as Saddam he is but one man not a country! he is not practicing the word of Allah. Do something about him, then what need is there for a protest or war?
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MUHAMMAD NADEEM UZ ZAMAN MIRZA FROM PAKISTAN said:
There is no need of war against IRAQ and specially Islamic world. America and his mad frieds are trying to kill the muslims and want an other killing test after Ifghanistan. We protest this war strongly. If needed we should stop this war by uniting all muslim countries againt this killing attitude with force.
Allah Khafiz
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REZA SAFE FROM IRAN said:
I think this whole war business is nothing but business for mighty multi-corporations whom are multi-nationalitties and they do not understand anything but worldly things such as Power and Profit. God is above all things and Good People are still living among differrent Nationalities too. Therefore, let those whom think that we are brought to this world to do what Animals do stay with their thoughts and those whom do not think or act like them do understand what is going on.
I believe in God The Mighty and I do respect all other beliefs of good intentions as far as every thing including Human Being is concern. I am trying my best to be a Human as God has intended of me and I am a Shia Muslim and that is my Title, even though there are no diferrences among all the people of the world. But as Imam Ali, the forth Khalifeh has stated: "We refuge to Allah the God from thoughtlessness and mis-understandings and the uglyness of not being firm in God's way and we seek Guidance from Him (God).
Today's politics are nothing but lies and therefore do not last too long. "The West and The East belong to God The All Mighty".
Regards;
One of The Little People, Reza
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CAUSARHINA said:
In case you have not heard, the Catholics have sent out an email request to pray for peace on March 03, 2003.... 03-03-03, being the numbers of their Holy Trinity... let us also ask people to celebrate a day of prayer to Almighty on that day to add to their prayers for peace
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SCOTT FROM KUWAIT said:
I fully admit that a war will cause many innocent people to be hurt and/or killed. This does not stop the fact that Saddam seems to be tryng to develope nuclear capabilities. He stops anyone in his country that opposes him by inprisoning or killing them. The people of Iraq do not have the power to overthrow him and would most likely die trying. Is it better to let him continue to get away with the slaughter that he himself is committing and has been for years, or is it better to remove him, no matter what the cost may be. Some will die if a war is started, but many are dying every day because of Saddam and his leadership. Something needs to be done to stop it and remove him and his family from power. No one wants war, but if that is what it takes, then so be it.
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TARIQ HASAN FROM USA said:
I am a member of the air force and I don't agree with what bush and colin powell are trying to do. This whole war is over oil and money. bush wants to take over Iraq for the oil. The whole weapons thing is being used as an excuse to go over there and take over. No one is backing bush except for tony blair and it took him a while to do that. bush has alterior motives behind his actions, think about it, bush said this would be a long war, like 5 or 6 years. His presidential term is up soon, but, while at war there is no presidential election until the war is over. Why hasn't bush continued to search for bin laden? i guess its not enough money in that. Now on the weapons, if they have all this information on "supposed facilities" where chemical weapons are being created, shouldn't they send the inspectors there? All in all, I don't want my son to have to grow up without his father because of oil...
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MUSUD BARA FROM USA said:
I do not want war at any type invasion nor liberation, democracy, all costs human life and sprits conflict around the glob. God gave the man to live freely in this world but people are so greedy and sense less about others. Also every body has the right to choose his or her best.
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OZZMAN FROM WEAREONENATION said:
This war is not right...not for the goal for a power hungry individual should we risk brother against brother...if you believe in the Torah, Bible or Quran, you will find it to be the truth...even if you don't suscribe to the above fields..we have both a brain and heart to know what is morally right and wrong....only two thing seperates us from beasts and animals...compassion and the ability to be conscious of our own actions..and even that, we can witness a mother deer or tiger caring for her young in our daily lives....what more do we need to tell oursleves how much have we regressed should we wholeheartedly agree to fight for reasons no individual can be proud to tell or cherish....Remember, blood should never be spilled for the wrong cause...
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JANET BRADEN FROM USA said:
All the protests are great, but the bottom line is "who is controlling the government?" I predict that - nothing short of protesters physically travelling to Iraq and marching toward the war machines (Insha'allah) - is going to really stop the coming catastrophe. And I might add that this scene must be witnessed on televisions world wide. Thank you.
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DERRICK LOPP FROM LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS said:
THE AMERICANS SHOULD NOT GO TO WAR BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THEY WANT, ALL THERE LIVES THEY BEEN TACKING THINGS FORM PEOPLE, AND I ALSO THINK THEY TREAT THE BLACKS AS EQUAL OR SEND US ALL BACK TO ARFICA.
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IQBALPANNA FROM BANGLADESH said:
i do not want to attech amisrica from irque
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MUHAMMED ABDULLA FROM U A E said:
This war is anti humanism.
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MOHAMED MOBIN FROM CANADA said:
PEACE DEMONSTRATION February 15, 2003
Toronto, Ontario

Mohamed Mobin

It is estimated that between 80,000 to 100, 000 anti-war demonstrators braved the bitterly artic, frigid weather conditions in Down-Town Toronto On February15, 2003 where the temperature with the wind-chill factor was about -27 Celcius. Man, it was cold. I wore my fleece pants along, with my long-johns and another pants, and it was still cold. I was well padded in the upper half of the body too.

The simple message was STOP THIS WAR.

As, they were delighted to live music and chants, speaker after speaker spoke and were led on the route to the USA embassy on University Avenue then to Metro Hall. Thousands of all ages came. I was astonished with the number of children, and elderly attending from the all walks of life, more so the everyday Anglo-Saxon Canadians. There were even Catholics, other Christian representatives, Jewish representatives and others. Muslims, as far as I could see, were far and few between, either that they did not have the GUTS to be seen in this demonstration or were too weak-kneed. I really felt disappointed, as this was indeed a forum for all or most of the three hundred Muslims in Toronto to be seen enmasse.

The crowd behaved very well. They proceeded, chanting lines like" Bush no war, father was a criminal and a murder" " Millions of Iraqi died from sanctions, millions will die from war, peace not war"

Despite the fact that it was bitterly cold, someone remarked, "it is not as cold as the grave." I felt good afterwards.

The organizers from the Canadian Peace Alliance, which counts more than one hundred organizations or member groups from trade unions, student bodies and others, were responsible for this day of protest being successful.

As the speakers pumped up the crowd, chanting anti-war slogans and waiving banners, myself and my niece's husband, who was waiving a Palestine flag with Dome Of The Rock mosque, mingled with the f
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FERASAT HUSSAIN FROM CANADA said:
Your email normally reach to me after 4-5 days, why i dont know, please check , this happens only with your email, not my others email senders.
Ferasat Hussain
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ABDULWEHAB FROM ETHIOPIA said:
No war on Iraq
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SAMINA MALIK FROM TORONTO said:
Stop war against inocent people
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SAMINA MALIK FROM TORONTO said:
No war.This is a war against inocent children old citizens and people.I say again stop the war
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MISI AKINTUNDE FROM USA said:
War is not the solution to whatever problem exist in Iraq. No war! USA should not invade in Iraq.
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PAKIKURI FROM AUSTRALIA said:
Assalamoalaikum,
I was so happy to read about the millions who protested against an american attack on iraq. Because thats what it is, a terrorist attack on a country who is not able to retaliate against a country such as the USA who possesses the most sophisticated of weapons of mass destruction on earth. Isnt it funny, america is attacking another country with missiles, bombs, aerial raids...to rid that country of weapons it has no proof of possessing? You cant rid violence with violence.
STOP THE WAR!
Wasalaam
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OLGA FROM USA said:
violance creates violance
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REZKI FROM ALGERIA said:
It's crual war and immoral.
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ABDULKADER ALI FROM ETHIOPIA said:
It is encouraging to witness so many people of the world expressing their detestation against a planned war waged by a big nation on a developing country. The desired war by the US can be averted by peace-loving people of the world.

This war if at all it takes place is going to be a war against democracy, against the weak and will have far-reaching consequences.

Everything possible has been said against it . I hope the US leaders will come back to their senses and respond to the international call for peace.

They should look for more jenuine causes to try their mussele than killing hungry children and the aged.
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BILAL LUQMAN FROM TANZANIA said:
1.US attack on Iraq is a continuation of Bush's CRUSADE-war against ISLAM: 1st Afghanistan, 2nd Iraq etc. because if reason was WMD North Korea
which has'WMD,vows to develop them further,has expelled UN inspectors, refuses dialogue' SHOULD BE WIPED OUT NOW but Bush-Blair are "mum".
2.Bush's double-edged war also aims to fight the Arabs indirectly on behalf of Israel, i.e no Arab nation should have weapons or army more power-
ful than the Zionists.
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SUBIKA HASAN FROM INDIA said:
yes truely we don't want war . i feel truely war is the most uncuerable curse to mankind a desise that have no cure may be a war will last for a few days but the impact that inoccent people have to face for years to come. we don't want war we want peace .
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BUBA SA'EED FROM NIGERIA said:
I am not surprice with the American president, for he lacks the knowledge, wisdom, and intellect to know what his priorities are. Considering how he acsend to power (by stealing the votes), one cannot blame a stealing president for what ever actions he carries on national and international issues.
He has misplaced priorities and so storborn to retract his steps. He always flare up when people described him as Hitler, how could he taught otherwise, when his words and actions are similer to the ones of the worst dictator the world has witness in recent times. It is only a disghusting dictator that would say "I am not deterred by about 3.5 million people of the world that kick against war". He even went further to describe Blair as a great man. Well Bush should not think he will ever get away with this, and time will be my witness.
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RIDWANA FROM NEW ZEALAND said:
Asalamu'alaikum warahmatulah,
I think its an embrassment to the Ummah to see such demonstrations why? because some of the kuffar would protest for us but we ourselves dont agree on anything. Yeah everyone is against the war even Saudi Arabia, but Saudi cant say no to the U.S why because bunch of women rule them and that goes to all the arab/muslim leaders. Inshallah we the next generation will bring Islam back and unite all muslims to a ONE ISLAMIC STATE.
Wasalamu 3ala mani tabi3al huda.
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BAMBANG S. IRAWAN FROM INDONESIA said:
Ass.Wr.Wb.,
The world in unfair condition, the strong country try to make a war because of their economic in the collaps condtion and then the instans ways to trigger riel sector comes from military industries. The obsession comes from his father to make a war, with the ambivalent behavior, they always say : Do as I Said and Don't as I Do, thats mean you are not allow to have NBC Weapons and for them : no problem. Actually, Iraq they didn't have any more NBC weapons, we have trust with the verification system of IAEA and OPCW and also UN inspectors.
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RISLAM FROM BANGLADESH said:
11/9 victims have my deepest condolence & may Almighty rest their innocent souls in perpetual peace.Early in that morning of horror those who made their ways after parting with their love ones for the sake of earning their livlihoods never knew they will never return back to their near & dear ones.May Almighty give the near & dear ones patience to bear the irreversible loss.
To create further pre-emtive horrors of different natures are no sanity or humanity where we will create more bereaved families on the face of this 'modern earth'to send more condolences.May all religions teach their faithfuls to develop common sense not to instigate & initiate pre-emtive mass killing in the name of clearing weapons of mass destruction
for the survival of their future generations.
May Almighty embed love for all mankind in the hearts of those who hold the swords.
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SHAZIA KAMAL FROM INDIA said:
let there be no war.. we want peace.. we are no different ..we are all humans after all..sons and daughters of the same GOD...We all have cry in pain ..we all shed tears in agony.. we all feel happy in joy.. we all have red blood...
why to shed blood and tears of our own brothers and sisters.. fear GOD.. WE HAVE A LIFE ABOVE.. where we have to answer our deeds.. take care of this world..it is our own ... we can mould the way it cud be.. now its u to decide to live happily ever after or to die in pain... may peace be on u...khuda hafiz...God bless the human race
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FERNANDA LOPEZ. FROM MEXICO said:
I think the War that Bush wants to put over Irak is just for oil, and money because as many people knows USA will be face oil problems around the year 2025. Is not because he wants to do something good for the world, is not because his administration wants to finish with terrorism, If terrorism is the main reason for the american to attack Irak the first thing they should do is to put Bush out of the administration and get a new president. If the one who is created an imagine of terror telling to the world that Hussein is so dangerous. Why the United States did not do nothing before. Is more than ten years that Hussein still in the power after his father (Bush) said the same to the world, and start a war killing inocent people, kids,womens, old people, etc. Why we have to face the same or a worse situation against to a fake idea of figthing terrorism, how he wants to figth terrorism with terror. If Sadam Hussein is a Dictator is something that the people from Irak has to solve, and if he has dangerous weapons is something that UN has to solve in a pacific way, in a diplomatic way.
What we need is peace,
The ordinary people from all the world dont want War
We want peace
STOP THE WAR TO IRAK.
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KAMBIZ ASLAMKHAN FROM PAKISTAN said:
I would like to bring to attention Abe Linchon's famous words: "Let us have faith that the right rules the might, and let us dare to do our duty, as we see it".
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JAYABDIH FROM MALAYSIA said:
Thanks to the milions of protesters around the world protesting against US invasion of Iraq. Bush is hard-headed. Bush will not listen to the cries of world communities. Bush is recalcitrent and will not listen to others. Mere protest is useless unless other follow-ups are made such as boycott US products ranging from fast-food to high tech equipments and international investors pulling out of US market and invest in other countries such as Asian etc. China and Russia are not capable of stopping US agression. They want to save their asses only. Only France is vocal and brave enough to come forward and oppose US. Again, the United Nation will fail to stop US. The only solution, I suppose, is bring down Bush and freeze his assets. As long as Bush is heading US administration, the world would not have peace.
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KELELAWAR FROM MALAYSIA said:
Sensitive to the protests, Fleischer said they were comparable to 1983 demonstrations against NATO (news - web sites)'s decision to deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles, a move he said helped lead to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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AKBAR FROM AZERBAIJAN said:
We are against any action of war, terrorism and killing innocent people.
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MOHAMED HAMMOUDA FROM AUSTRALIA said:
Our Prime Miniter John Howard said the "if we kill innocent Iraqi people it will be the fauly of Saddam Hussain." The same people we are trying to supposedly rescue from his brutal dictatorship. Lets not lie about the pretext of weapons of mass distruction. Lets not let Israel determine our middle eastern policy the way they did the American's.
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CRYSTAL FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA said:
I THINK IF BUSH PUTS US AT WAR HE WILL BE ASKING FOR A NEVER ENDING WAR/FIGHT WITH IRAQ.BUSH NEEDS TO LEAVE THEM ALONE,ONLY BUTTING IN WHEN NESSICARY!IOF WE DONT GIVE THEM THERE PRIVACY HOW CAN WE EXPECT TO MAINTAIN OURS? EVERYONE NEEDS THERE ONW.NOW IF WERE AT DANGER THEN WE SHOULD STEP IN,BUT ARE WE AT DANGER BECAUSE WERE NOT GIVING THEM A CHOICE? I THINK WE SHOULDNT ACT ON IT SO QUICKLY,ITS OUR LIVES HERE, OUR FURTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ALI RAJPUT FROM CANADA said:
I wish the life of a other nation has a same value as American in the the books of Bush.After learning american govt I dont feel any difrence between bush admn and any terrorist org.most of the terrorist org were suported by usa.Other ter org have reasons but bush is doing it for money,oil and please isreil.
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KHURSHEED FROM BAHAMAS said:
In my opinion war brings:
diseases, aggression, poverty, inflation,enemity,
fatalities, death of children etc .Bush should not use his power to destroy the global community by going to war in Iraq. He should consider many things.He is killing people globally where as Saddam might have killed his own people in the past. America wants to go alone for war even if the the whole world was agaist the war. This is stupidness.May Allah save the world and Iraqis from this calamity.Ameen.
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SARDAR AHMED SHAH JAN FROM PAKISTAN said:
If America is allowed to attack Iraq without the consent of the UN then a precedent will be set, and no country will be safe from the Frankenstien created by the demise of USSR. What I fear MOST is that this War has no 'Exit Strategy' and will give birth to more venom and terror in the world. Those that will suffer most will be the innocent masses who came out on a Sunday afternoon,in the streets in millions round the world crying 'Not In Our Name.' Do not kill innocent men, women and children In Our Name. We Do NOT want War. The World has seen enough of suffering let us now evolve a strategy other than war to disarm nations and individuals bent on distroying the peace and harmony of the world. War should be the last and most distasteful option.
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SADIQ WAHEED FROM NIGERIA said:
America has no moral justification. Enough of double standard
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ISMAIL SALIHD DEEN ABDUL GHANNI FROM UNITED STATES said:
it would seem that (our) government would listen to its own citezens. I love this country dont know if it loves me, but i know if this happens then there will be several casualties and they wont be military. please president bush you have an oppertunity to show the true power of america stop the war killing is not a solution its part of the problem. may allah make it easy on you to forbid what is wrong in gods eyes and enjoin what he love remember he is MOST MERCIFUL and OFT FORGIVing
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NAME WITHHELD FROM USA said:
The U.S. should immediately withdraw from the United Nations, Have all U.S. Civilians and military withdraw from the middle east. Cease all financial aid to foreign countries and revoke all visa issued to middle east countries. They want to be left alone so leave them alone and ask them to leave our country and leave us alone. Let them deal with Hussein. We should concentrate on protecting our borders and decreasing our dependence on foreign oil.
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SILENT SPEAKER FROM THE WORLD (THAT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE A JOKE) said:
Posted By:Lauren Stephens
2/17/2003 - 10:52:07 PM - The Game is Over - Ref: 10541

In respone to the above posting:
This is respectfully directed to this lady mentioned above...Although the United States is a wonderful place to live...there are many other places in the world as well. I read your comments you posted...I shall not judge what I perceive as your ignorance, however, it is shamefully apparent that you have lived a life that stems from judging others before understanding them. That, is the biggest defeat one can illustrate. I suggest to you that you, dedicate more of your time to REALLY learning of others' before judging them. Don't let your mind be clouded by self inflicted ignorance. Enlightenment is the only way we will all see each other for who we really are. Get enlightenment, you eyes will too open!
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UN NAMED said:
War has and always will be the ambition of a handful of people. Those who choose to falsely articulate the idiology of the masses. However, should the masses come together and have their voice heard; war is not the answer; I am conviced would be the cry of the masses. It is now time that the people of the world reclaim their just position within their homelands and dictate to the so-called leaders what the directive should be. God is everyones' father and we, thus, we are all brothers and sisters, irregardless of our spoken language. The sooner we all see this, the sooner we will all live in peace. From the far East to to far West, "No One Mentality Is more important than The Other." I say to those who feel a religious understanding, "Hypocracy Is A Sin." Please remember that when uttering war and peace all in the same breath.
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SISTER FAIZA FROM U.K> said:
Even after the great marches in over 600 cities in the world both Tony Blair and George Bush still remain to think that bthe cost of so many lives is a price worth paying!
But if u ask the majority of the world their answer will be No To The War! If u ask why there is going to be a war the simplest and most truthful answer anyone can give is The OIL
George Bush can't take the fact that he is not incharge of one thing. He may be the president of the richest country in the world but he is the destroyer of this whole world.
In the amount of time it takes to watch 35 slides of dead and hungry human beings suffering in the world 249 people die. That is 15mins for 249 people to die. We are in a soceity in which their is no justice!#
Sweden and many other country's in europe will help africa but the richest country in the world(america) will not pay a penny.
Our own leader Tony Blair will say I will give u 5 million and he will say it openly but wat he says to the people he gives it to is here is the money and i want 5 a week for 5 years to pay it all bak to me.
Instead of thinking of the suffering people in the world the world leaders are going to war.
This is a world where fair and just systems don't exist and we muslims need to stand up together and fight for the brothers and sisters who r dying in ther world today.
Power, wealth and Name is not everything!
Mosques shud be the ones starting. Everytime we go to a mosque we are told the same stories( that are over 5000years ago) from when we were knee high! No-one will say anything about the current affairs , of their brothers and sisters who r dying it is the same stories
If u r a mosque leader then take to accord on what i am saying we shud discuss political issues after prayers for the sake of us and others to help change the world we live in for the best for us and others living in it.
We can start by boycotting certain products eg.cocacola- don't buy this nestle, johnsonsetc. START NOW!
tha
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ESAT AKISKALIOLU FROM STANBUL - TURKEY said:

no WAR

PEACE WORLD
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FARAZ CHOUDHRY FROM UK said:
Hello, well that's true what we're seeing is the birth of a new global democracy. I hope this is democracy in the way of Islam, the religon being the fastest growing in the world. And not one full of diverse interests. We have to make sure it's that way. Insha'Allah.
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CHEIKH DIAKITE FROM ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF MAURITANIA said:
I am proud to be a member of this global world and honored by the attitude of the thousands who are speaking against war in Iraq to preseve the death of innocents.
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FATIMA FROM NIGERIA said:
i pray for iraqians and ameicans cos they are both God love country so i see no reason why they should go for war.

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ABDULMUGEEB FROM NIGERIA said:
As salam alaikum wa ra matulaha wabarakatuhu,what i think is that U.S.A.are trying to fight islam not iraq their are just using that weapon as a camouflage so,we muslim have to be strong and we should make sure that they are not allow.
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AMIN FROM USA said:
Well once again another article that wants to paint the situation as Black and white, good vs Evil.
Like I said before if you tell people enough times that canaries are purple they will believe you.
People like Peace are Muslims who share a different point of view from this site and there are many of them. I don't want war.
but let me get this philosophy straight.

As Muslims we don't want attacks on other Muslims from Kufr right?
As Muslims we also believe death is better than opression right?
As Muslims we believe the Umma should be unified right?
As Muslims we don't believe that race or language is important, only faith in Allah and his book, right?
Saddam kill Kurds, Iranians, Shia Iraqis, Sunni disidents, Sunni conservatives, Sunni democratics, Kuwaitis, and has on occasion killed Palestinians.
If all the above is correct than it is our responsibility as Muslims to begin Jihad not against America, but on Iraq before America gets the chance.
I want to see Muslims lining up to sign up for Jihad and take care of our own internal problems. Where are the millions of Muslims lining up to destroy Ba'athism in Iraq and free the people of Iraq from their secular religious oppression.
Why do we defend this man, say he is Muslim? Did Saladdin masacre anyone, let alone his own people?

Where is the fair and balanced article that condemns America and Saddam?
Why do we accuse the US of lieing about Iraq?
14 years ago if the US was saying what they are saying now, you would all praise the US for abandoning this evil unislamic man. Now we defend Saddam, make him a saint, say he is honest "look at Bush's evil lies". Is there even a small posibility that both are lieing?
There could be couldn't there.
Couldn't there be a small possibility that the US is telling the truth?
If the US assignated Saddam tomorrow, I think people here would be trying to get Bush to a war crimes trial.
Saddam honest to the UN? Saddam good? You must be craz
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ZAKIR HUSSAIN FROM INDIA said:
I was really surprised about the world wide peoples feelings against war and their responsibilities with other human beings. In case of war mostly affected place may be in the Gulf region. But I regret to express my own feeling about the peoples those who are living in the gulf region are not involving any kind of peaceful activities against the War.
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FATIMA MUHAMMAD FROM U.S. said:
This article among many others is a great way to show that the world is against war. We must continue to take a stand against what is wrong even if it means we are in situations where we stand alone. It is heart warming to see that millions not some want peace.
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MD, SARFARAZ KHAN FROM INDIA said:
The Global support against destructive war is really appreiating. Such demonstration is true war against terrorism, whether pressed such terrorism by individual, group or a nation. God will pay for such efforts. Thanks
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PEACE FROM AUSTRALIA said:
asalamoalyki disagree to war, but do u people have any idea wat Saddam has done? i laugh when i see Saddam praying, or when you people consider him a muslim.
Only Allah (swt) can judge us, indeed Saddam is no different. the things i could tell u will make u jump away from your monitors right now, e.g he would get my whole village men, woman, children into a large hole in tha ground & flatten it, making it look like it was tha same road it was the day before, then killing his soldiers that committed the attrocity so that they couldn't tell the world the truth. That im sure you didn't know, so how could you oppose to taking him out? certainly this man is could not be a muslim, though GOD will judge him... thank you, peace be with you
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PEACE, FROM AUSTRALIA said:
no descent man supports war, though Saddam has to go! no doubt he has to be removed. i would like 2 bodygaurds to take him out, though the only solution is war. Im Kurdish, & have been prosecuted by saddam, my family friends relatives, villages & cities have been flattened by Saddam. Did i mention i too am Muslim? I hope civilians arent killed in this war, but if thats wat it takes to take Saddam out, if i have to sacrifice me & my 6 members in my family, just tell me where to sign. This is my oppinion. I'm muslim, just like my whole family, though we went through AL-anfal, a war supposed to be against kafirs. instead it was against us, chemically bombed in every way, muslims killing muslims. As ive made it clear i hate war, i hope there is another solution to take Saddam out, but if war is the last solution then sorry , i agree. Thank you, peace be with u.
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SHUJA SYED FROM TORONTO, CANADA said:
First of all, I salute the Christians from all over the world, who has organized and participated in these rallys. After having said that, I must also add, unless Muslim countires stop cooperating with U.S. and Israel, this war will not stop. So, the ball is not in U.S. court, but on the side of the Muslims. We Muslims have made an habit to critisize others all the time, without stopping the Muslim rulers cooperating with U.S.

Shuja Syed
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ATHER QUADER FROM USA said:
Yes I called in my vote on no war in Iraq to the white house. Do you think all these rallies and protests will really make any difference?
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RESPONSE TO: TO MIKE FROM U.S.A said:
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"Will it signify 'Jesus resurrection'? I don't know what's Bible prophesy on this one?

Jesus' resurrection occured 2000 years ago, One world rule will signify the coming tribulation and ultimately Jesus second coming where he will defeat evil. You assume I am pro war, you assume too much I never said that I was. I have stated in the past I feel it should be "YOUR" job I.E. you Muslims to look out for your Muslim brothers and sisters in Iraq and overthrow Saddam yourselves.

If we happen to not go to war with Iraq, and Saddam brutalizes his people say for another twenty years. Do you think the Iraqi people will be thankful for everyones intervention to avert war? Or will they be angry knowing they could've been free of Saddam 20 years earlier. I guess only time will tell. If Arabs are so concerned with Iraqis safety why do they do nothing to overthrow a man responsible for over 600,000 Muslims deaths worldwide, between Iran, Kuwait, and even his own people. Is this behavior condoned as long as it's a Muslim killing a Muslim. I seriously doubt this is what your koran teaches, what do you think Muhammed would do about Saddam if this was 1400 years ago?

(If I spelled Muhammed wrong I'm sorry no disrespect).
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CONCERNED FROM USA said:
I don't know about the rest of you (Muslims especially) but Allah (swt) refers in the Holy Quran to those who wish to fan the flames of war. God says that He puts forth signs to extinguish these flames (for God dislikes war), like the protests displaying humanity's collective desire to live in peace. Yet by His leave the terrorists and murders continue with their desire to wage war, driven by evil, earthly reasons. These wars eventually become the evildoers' down fall. The media in America has led us to believe that terrorists wear turbans, live in caves and speak languages foreign to ours. Real life has shown that, sometimes, the worst terrorists wear suites, have cocktail parties and speak a language very familiar with our own: the petrol-terrorists. I feel that these terrorists, who believe themselves invincible with power, are hastening their downfall but I also fear that they will be taking us (can also be read U.S.) down with them!
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SUMSUM FROM GREAT BRITAIN said:
NO WAR IN IRAQ!!
I was at the London demonstration and only there more than 1 million people made their voices heared. Your article was very true and good but it said 1 milion protesters worldwide. 6 million worldwide is the correct figure. PEACE
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RAFEEQ ABDULLAH SALAAM FROM USA said:
I pray to Allah that this country realize the level of arrogance it is displaying,and how dangerous that can be. Arrogance,disobediance and vanity are all attributes of satan!
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SHAMIM AHMED FROM USA said:
I oppose this war. US should back off. This war is not just and is unnessesary. Negociations and diplomacy should be utilised to the fullest. Innocent lives have to be saved and human rights have to be protected.
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MOHAMMED ILYAS FROM GREAT BRITAIN said:
I refuse to believe how the only country in the history of mankind to have used atomic bombs on another not once but twice can now shrung its' past and sy to the rest of the world that it is now a self appointed police authority. What arrogance and hypocrisy. Have we not learnt anything from the endless killing in two world wars and all the conflicts that the US has been linked to post war?
People talk about civilised and un-civilised worlds not even the animal kingdom can compete with the mindless violence that we fellow men inflict on each other. A time for us to get off our moral high ground and wake up to our own shortcomings and realise that we are at the crossroads of our own self destruction.
Who gives the right to three idiots to determine our futures, certainly not me as well as 99.99% of humanity.
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DESISAGE FROM INDIA said:
USA has double sytandards: One for itself and its cronies, and another for the muslim world. Why does it witch-hunt muslim countries for weapons of mass destruction, when it is itself sitting on the biggest stockpile of the deadliest weapons? And what about the weapons of mass destruction that Israel, UK, France, and Russia have?

Every dog has its day. Today it is your day. Tomorrow may not be yours...so what will the US and its white superimist partners do then?
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AL SARRAJ,M.D. FROM USA said:
the path to war is just a sign of feeble minds,esp.when those delusional minds are in power to affect so many lives...it is incumbent upon us Americans to stand up for human rights first and foremost,morals always take the acme position among our priorities in our lives ,on this beloved transient earth..
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AHMED SAYEED FROM INDIA said:
yes it is right,all world protesting against attack on iraq,where was all world when iraq attack on kuwait,it is very necessary to kill saddam hussain,because he is mad,cruel person and also danger for islamic country as you know he attack on kuwait and iran.
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SHEIKH MASOOD FROM USA said:
All middle-Eastern Countries inluding Israel, should declare that part of the world, a Nuclear and Chemical free zone and enforce it through UN to achieve PEACE in the world.
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MOHAMMED DAWD FROM ETHIOPIA said:
Dear humans, it is realy amazing to attack the peaple of Iraq without any evidence. The Iraqui
peaple have bean punished for the last 10 years and again USA govenment is interested to declare war and kill more than the usual.The USA government should follow the principle of it's allies, Germany, France, China and Russia, and be flexible. Thankyou.
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GHULAM M. TIRMIZI FROM USA said:
Bush, his administration, and his right wing hate monger envengelist are the biggest terrorist in the world.
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LOUBNA NASSER FROM U.S. said:
INSTEAD OF ORGANIZING PROTESTS THAT REQUEST FROM THOSE WHO CLAIM DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHT TO STOP THE WAR AGAINST IRAQ, ORGANIZE AN ARABIC COALITION TO STOP SUPLLYING THE UNITE STATES WILL FUEL. ONCE THE ARABS REALIZE THAT THEY HAVE A POINT OF STRENGTH THAT THEY CAN IMPOSED OVER THE UNITED STATES, THEY WILL REACH A PEACE AGREEMENT IN WHICH THEY PARTICIPATE AS AN EQUAL ENEMY.
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GOLDA SHARON FROM ISRAEL said:
IAEA and UN should work-out together in handling and dismantle of all WMD which scattered around the World.Especially countries which strong allies with The United States.
According JANE'S DEFENSE,Israel had 65 Nuclear warheads and others large numbers of Chemical and Bio agents.
Country's in the Pacific Rim and South-East Asia,such as New Zealand and Singapore had became US Nuclear godowns.Each with 2-5 Nuclear warheads.
It concluded that,if to dismantle and disarmanment of WMD in Iraq,it's also must apply to country's which was mention above.
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AMIR FROM MACEDONIA(FYROM) said:
Assalam,I am against war in Iraq.Because that war is not to destroy nuclear weapons but USA to have control of oil in Midle East.
And that America wants to control muslims in world.
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ZOHAIR BIN ABDULLAH FROM USA said:
Be united, be united, be united.Muslims of the world should be united.Muslims have everything but unity so please be unite under one flag of Islam.We will be the power on this earth and nobody can defeat us.So again I request All muslims be unite.
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RUMI FROM EARTH said:
This is for "xnit"..I suggest you read an article
on this site by Edward Said "Monument to Hypocricy". By the way Edward Said is a Christian.
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RONIN FAM FROM INDONESIA said:
Many tricks are brought up to make us "common people" believe they need war for all sake. Stop the lying!
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ADAM MAGDY FROM USA-EGYPT said:
I was at the protest today at New York City and there were at least half a million people there. The world is really against Bush's war against Iraq. I am writing an article about this event at an online teen maganzine I am a part of. The website is www.harlemlive.org Read my story and one I wrote eairler about the Arabs opinions to this war. Salam
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LISA FROM USA said:
If you look at the past of the world people have always won when the govt of there nations have been wrong because God is on the peoples sides. Look at segregation at at the Berlin wall. the people win out.
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SHAFI AHMED FROM USA said:
This war many are protesting and wondering they
are going to stop this alleged war. I am sure the
zonist christian and jews togeather are determind
and are in full preperation to conquer and established their will on all over the world. I have a advice for the people whoever may be this is a very serious time and inevitable war for which you and me are trying to stop.We have to think and rethink this will not work and we have to establish a new stratigy to stop this arrogant
attitude if we do not realize the time then it will be to late for us and entire mankind will suffer the biggest holocoust that mankind have never ever imagin and suffering will be so great
even beast will be crying. Rest assured for those
to turned toward almight with sincerly will recieve the divine intervention and this is not to far you and me. Keep your eyes open and seek the truth and accept it this is only way to recieve guidance and help or those who do not seek refuge will have the fate of those arrogant
who the think will bring peace and properity. And those people who support are the most fullish and people who are following the anti christ rest assured of their fate .Rest on you and me what course we take when this inevitable war going to take place. Rest assured this is a final war we are entering.
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KA FROM USA said:
Alhamdulillah! This is amazing! There is another flag that can be used for display at anti-war demonstrations by clicking here:

http://www.nooruddinonline.com/a_new_symbol_of_hope.htm

Insha'Allah, the world does not forget the Palestinians, too...

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STACIE GASKIN FROM USA said:
I BELEIVE IT SHOULD BE ONE ARMY TO FIGHT ANY GOV. THAT OPPRESS HIS PEOPLE AND DENY HUMAN RIGHTS GIVEN BY ALLAH.AND THE WORLD WOULD BENIFIT FROM THE ISLAMIC LAWS SET BY ALLAH. THE LAW FOR ADULTRESS I KNOW WE WOULD THINK TWICE IF WE LIVED WHERE THE ISLAMIC LAWS ARE UPHELD BECAUSE WE WOULD KNOW OUR PUNISHMENT.AND WE KNOW THAT ISLAMIC LAWS WOULD BE FOR EVERYONE NOT JUST POOR PEOPLE.THEY ARE THE ONES WHO SUFFER FROM USA LAWS SO MANY OF THE SAME CRIMES BUT TOO MANY DIFFERENT OUTCOMES.
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STACIE GASKIN (ZAHKIYAH FROM USA said:
I LIVE IN THE USA AND I SEE AND HEAR THE INJUSTICE EVERYDAY. THE MEDIA THE PRESIDENT AND SOME OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE FALLEN TRAP TO SHAITAAN AND I CAN'T STAND TO BE APART OF THE USA BECAUSE I KNOW ISLAM AND I KNOW THE WRONG THEY ARE DOING. I WILL CONTINUE TO SPEEK AGAINST THE USA UNTILL I DIE. INSHA ALLAH I WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE TO AN ISLAMIC STATE.
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XNIT FROM USA said:
Globalization? Why in the world would we want to all live under the same flag, the same economy, the same government? Such hypocracy! You cry for diversity yet support hatred towards Jews and Christians.

If this is your definition of tolerance - count me out.
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DISGUSTED FROM DEFINATELY NOT US said:
Bush .... Very selfish!! He doesn't care about the amount of innocent lifes that will be killed. Even his US army soilders will be killed. He doesn't care about his people. He is too greedy!
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TO MIKE FROM CYPRUS said:
And what would you call it when All nations go under American flag to annihilate one worn out, delipidated country in the form of 800 sorties a day with 800 innocent civilians becoming part of 'Collateral damage' in each sortie? Will it signify 'Jesus resurrection'? I don't know what's Bible prophesy on this one?
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HASSAM RUHOMALLY FROM MAURITIUS said:
If the world wants really to stop terrorism, us must end its double standard policy in the Israelo-Palestinian conflict. Israel should withdraw from occupied territories and a Palestine state created once for all. Russia must stop its repression over Tchechen people. India must stop its cowardly attacks on the independence- seeking Kashmiri people. The arab and non arab muslim countries must unite their wealth and technical know-how in order that the grabbers will think twice before planning to attack them.To day Islam is the enemy no 1 of the world, because they are afraid of the truth.
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GEORGE FROM INDIA said:
War is not a solution for any problem. Bloodshed of innocent people is a crime. Can adopt peaceful method to disarm Iraq
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PHILLIP RAMSEY FROM USA said:
Thank You for this message. War is a thing of the past done by old minds that have never thought the God would send more the one person to speak for Him.
We are all created by God we shouldn't be killed by man.
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HASSAN FROM US said:
if saddam and iraqi people were jewish, US would fund them in billions of dollars every year and let them keep all WMD. also it would let iraq to oppress all its enemies, invade and occupy as many foreign countries as possible, veto and protect from UN resoultions. this is a war against muslims.
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ALZAZUL FROM USA said:
i wander if when sadam starts blowing up his oil fields the us will no longer consider him a terrorist threat, im willing to wager money that if he some how got rid of his oil the usa would over night find another war maybe , n.korea or old europe or any other of the countries it has problems of one kind or another with.can we keep the money here and spend it to clean our own house?thank god for FRANCE and RUSSIA and the others that are being fair about giving peace a chance ,so viva la FRANCE.and thank god for people like you that teach us a way to fight without killing each other ,it must be discouraging and sad at times please dont loose hope and keep up the good work thank you kindly.
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MIKE FROM UNITED STATES said:
Quote from the article

"Because you are a citizen of a new global society. Globalization is about more than free trade. What we are witnessing is the birth of a grassroots global democracy. To emphasize our membership in this new global society, many protesters around the world will be carrying the U.N. flag, a fitting symbol for a new era."

In the Christian religion this is a very frightening statement. On world rule I.E. global government under the U.N. is a precursor for Satans rain upon the earth. The U.N. is evil it seeks to dismantal freedom, and cultures around the globe. The day I see millions of people all around the world all waving the U.N. flag, will be a sign of the end.
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