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UPI reports “About 6,000 Muslim clerics from around India approved a fatwa against terrorism Saturday at a conference in Hyderabad. According to the Fatwa “Islam rejects all kinds of unjust violence, breach of peace, bloodshed, murder, and plunder and does not allow it in any form.”

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UPI reports that in England, a secret document, authored by the Ministry of Defense, MI5 and the British Special Branch, warns that al-Qaeda cells in London, Birmingham and Luton, England, are planning mass casualty attacks in Britain.

The report said there are “some thousands” of extremists active in Britain, who are mostly British-born young men of Pakistani and Middle Eastern descent between the ages of 18 and 30. Many of them, it said, are believed to have been trained in overseas terrorist camps.

“For the foreseeable future the U.K. will continue to be a high-priority target for international terrorists aligned with al-Qaeda,” the government report said. “It will face a threat from British nationals, including Muslim converts, and U.K.-based foreign terrorists, as well as terrorists planning attacks from abroad.”

The Jerusalem Post reports that in an interview with Ma’ariv , Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, the father of Rahm Emmanuel, President-elect Obama’s Chief of Staff, said he was convinced that his son’s appointment would be good for Israel. “Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel,” he was quoted as saying. “Why wouldn’t he be? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to clean the floors of the White House.”



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