Sunday, May 13, 2012

@WilliamJHague, The "Undesirable” racism in UK!

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Dear United Kingdom’s (UK) Foreign Secretary (FS) William Hague, Are you living in Utopia?! 

UK’s Foreign Secretary is always been concerned about the situation in Bahrain, which is not as serious as he thinks or as he believes! The statements from William Hague on Bahrain had been negative without no real reason with all positive initiatives been taken by the Bahraini government since Fe14 failed coup tells now.

William Hague
William Hague is not only sharing his miss-leaded opinions in the public on Bahrain but he’s blatantly intervenes in Bahrain’s interior affairs in away breaches the International law!

The following are some of WH’s statements on Bahrain:

On September 29, 2011:

I am deeply concerned, that after the briefest of hearings, a Bahraini Special Tribunal has sentenced a group of medics to between 5 and 15 years in prison, upheld life sentences against Bahraini opposition leaders and passed one sentence of the death penalty.

“These sentences appear disproportionate to the charges brought. These are worrying developments that could undermine the Bahraini Government’s moves towards dialogue and the reform needed for long-term stability in Bahrain.

“I call on the Bahraini judicial authorities to follow due process carefully and transparently, and to revoke the decision to impose the death penalty.

“Cases before the Special Tribunals should be transferred to regular civilian courts. This would help the Bahraini authorities demonstrate their commitment to upholding civil liberties, including the right to appeal and equal access to justice.”

On November 23, 2011:

“Since the beginning of the unrest in February we have continually expressed our serious concerns about the human rights situation in Bahrain and made clear that this must be addressed openly and urgently. The Government of Bahrain bears a particularly responsibility for this, as the report acknowledges. The report offers an important opportunity to rebuild trust and confidence and promote reform and reconciliation”

On October 13, 2011:

"We welcome the decision by the Bahraini Appeal Court to review the conviction of 21 activists in a civilian court, in line with the recommendations of the Independent Commission of Inquiry. We now urge the courts to move this forward urgently, with due process and transparency.  We call for all other upheld convictions by the military courts to be reviewed without further delay”

“We remain very concerned about the welfare of Mr al-Khawaja following a sustained hunger strike. His health and wellbeing should be paramount and we continue to urge the Bahraini authorities to find an urgent, compassionate solution.”

On May4, 2012:

Shiekh Nasser surrounded by Bahrainis during "Formula 1"
The Foreign Secretary William Hague says the government won't hesitate to use its powers to extend London 2012 travel bans to individuals and officials with connections to undesirable regimes.

While refusing to comment on specific cases, Hague made it clear in his first interview on the subject that Olympic officials like General Mowaffak Joumaa of Syria and Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain would be closely assessed before being granted entry to Britain to attend the Games this summer.

According to UN “Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention and Interference in the Internal Affairs of States”

Reaffirming, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, that no State has the right to intervent directly or indirectly for any reason whatsoever in the internal or external affairs of any other State,

Considering that full observance of the principle of non-intervention and non-interference in the internal and external affairs of States is of the greatest importance for the maintenance of international peace and security and for the fulfilment of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,

The rule of the British embassy and others as well in the failed coup and their continuous support to the radical Shiite movement in Bahrain led by Alwefaq under the auspices of their supreme leader in Bahrain Isa Qasim and their supreme leader “The Jurisprudent” Ali Khamenei in Iran remains unclear and illogical at least for me!

Why would like a Foreign power to convert a liberal monarchy into a radical religious republic in ignorance to at least 70% of population in Bahrain?!

Back to my first question to FS WH, Are you living in Utopia?!

In the beginning, Utopia is an ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system. The word was imported from Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.

Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old black man, was shot on 4 August 2011 by police in Tottenham, North East London, England. Duggan died from a gunshot wound to the chest, shot by police in a series of events described by conflicting eyewitness reports. The anger of some over the circumstances of Duggan's death, a public demonstration protesting his shooting, and the beating of a 16-year old girl by police were all contributory factors to a riot in Tottenham, which escalated into widespread riots, looting and arson in London and elsewhere.

Katharine Birbalsingh, a teacher been teaching in inner London for over a decade and plans to set up a Free School in London to help to serve underprivileged children, says “Some of the black kids I used to teach will tell you that the riots are absolutely justified. A number of adults would agree with them. Everywhere I read that the protest was understandable because "PEOPLE ARE VERY ANGRY".

A friend of Duggan who gave her name as Niki, 53, said marchers had wanted "justice for the family" and "something had to be done". She said some of them lay in the road to make their point. "They're making their presence known because people are not happy. This guy was not violent. Yes, he was involved in things but he was not an aggressive person. He had never hurt anyone." Katherine added
A Londoner when asked by a television reporter: Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent?

"Yes," said the young man. "You wouldn't be talking to me now if we didn't riot, would you?"
The TV reporter from Britain's ITV had no response. So the young man pressed his advantage. "Two months ago we marched to Scotland Yard, more than 2,000 of us, all blacks, and it was peaceful and calm and you know what? Not a word in the press. Last night a bit of rioting and looting and look around you"

Eavesdropping from among the onlookers, I looked around. A dozen TV crews and newspaper reporters interviewing the young men everywhere.

The truth is that discontent has been simmering among Britain's urban poor for years, and few have paid attention. Social activists say one out of two children in Tottenham live in poverty. It's one of the poorest areas of Britain. Britain's worst riots in decades took place here in 1985. A policeman was hacked to death. After these riots, the same young man pointed out, "They built us a swimming pool."

Poverty, joblessness cycle

Police and local leaders in Tottenham made real progress in improving community relations in the intervening years and that's true about all of Britain. The best way to prevent crime, the theory goes, is to improve the lot of the people, then they won't need to commit crimes. But caught in a poverty and joblessness cycle, young people in many British urban areas have little hope of a better life.
So when a local 29-year-old father, described by police as a gangster, was shot dead by an officer, the response came quickly.

However, the investigation into the death of Mark Duggan has found no forensic evidence that he was carrying a gun when he was shot dead by police on 4 August, the Guardian has learned.
The same story happen when a Londoner was asked by BBC presenter: Are you shocked by what have seen tell now?

No, Not at all! I have been living in London for 50 years there are so many different wounds and monuments. But what I was certain about listening to my grandson and my son, is that something very very serious was going to take place in this country. Our political leaders have no idea, the police have no idea. Darcus Howe said

What I’m concerned about more than anything else; there is a young man called Mark Duggen, he has barriers, he has brothers, he has sisters, .. away from where he lives If police officer blew his head off .. They have been, stopping and snatching young blacks for no reason at all … I have never taken part in a single riot. I have been on demonstrations that ended up in a conflict and have some respect for an old western grew and stop accusing me of being a rioter. Darcus Howe added

Another British said:

The protest started quiet peacefully, there was about 150 people outside the police station and were out there, they were quiet patient all what they wanted was a few answers; answers what’s happening! The police completely ignored them!

A young 16 years old approximately, went to approach them just again to find roughly what’s going on and they just took some offensive action by pushing her .. and that’s when the people started to retaliate ! … The police seems to have this contemnor people. And I don’t think they necessarily needed to have kill the guy. They had apprehended him, there was in control, there was no need to kill him, there was absolutely not. So basically, they might be surprised that this happen!! .. You cannot keep on oppressing people!

Our sincerely hope that this today this event make some changes, some progress!

A video shows the brutality of policemen against the 16 years old girl

Others telling the cause of riots in Birmingham

The police cause this, they systematically caused every single shop in Birmingham, they tackle people together and they provoked people … The police is that showing they are the ones who are causing riots today .. 

Start watching from 4:47

Brixton uprising!

The story began in 1981 after a confrontation between the Metropolitan Police and protesters in Lambeth, South London, England, between 10 and 12 April 1981. The main riot on 11 April, dubbed "Bloody Saturday" by TIME magazine, resulted in almost 280 injuries to police and 45 injuries to members of the public; over a hundred vehicles were burned, including 56 police vehicles; and almost 150 buildings were damaged, with thirty burned. There were 82 arrests. Reports suggested that up to 5,000 people were involved

Brixton in South London was an area with serious social and economic problems. The whole United 
Kingdom was affected by a recession by 1981, but the local African-Caribbean community was suffering particularly high unemployment, poor housing, and a higher than average crime rate. 

After 4 years Brixton witnessed a second uprising was sparked by the shooting of Dorothy 'Cherry' Groce by police, while they sought her son Michael Groce in relation to a suspected firearms offence; they believed Michael Groce was hiding in his mother's home. It is reported that the police did not give the required warning (which alerts residents to the fact that a raid is about to proceed), and Mrs. Groce was in bed when the police began their search. Michael Groce was not there at the time of the shooting, and Mrs. Groce was paralysed below the waist by the police bullet. Mrs. Groce had migrated to Britain from Jamaica in her youth, and the incident was immediately perceived by many local residents as further evidence of what was widely regarded as institutional racism in the Metropolitan Police.

As word of the shooting spread through the community, rumours persisted that Mrs. Groce had in fact been killed in the shooting, and a large group of protesters gathered at the local police station chanting anti-police slogans and demanding disciplinary action against the officers involved. However, hostility between the largely black crowd and the largely white police force quickly escalated into a series of street battles. The police lost control of the area for approximately 48 hours during which several shops were looted and fires started, leaving at least one building and dozens of cars destroyed. One photo-journalist, David Hodge, died a few days later as a result of head injuries he received from a gang of looters whom he was trying to photograph and dozens of arrests were made.

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