Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Dubai Chronicles News from abroad

I read a blogger named Jeff from Dubai. He posted this alert recently, that I found compelling. I worry about any area of the world that has been or is being terrorized. I've been following a number of blogs from Baghdad as well. I worry for alot of people and their safety. so here is the report:

Islamist Web Site Warns U.A.E. to Eject Non-Muslims (Update1)

July 24 (Bloomberg) -- An Islamist Web site warned the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East's fourth-largest oil producer, to expel non Muslims and Westerners, including the U.S. ambassador and other U.S. citizens, within 10 days or risk attack.

There are about 20,000 U.S. citizens resident in the U.A.E., according to the U.S. embassy in Dubai. The U.K., which is recovering from bomb attacks in London on July 7 that killed 56 people, has 100,000 of its citizens there.

``If you refuse to do this, we ask God to settle the matter or we will settle it with our own hands,'' said the statement posted July 19 by an unidentified individual on al-Sakifah Web site, which carries statements attributed to al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Security concerns are rising among governments in the Middle East allied to the U.S. following the attacks in London and the blasts early yesterday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, which killed more than 85 people and wounded 200. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar boosted security of oil sites this year.

``All threats are taken seriously,'' said U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Hilary Olsin-Windecker in a telephone interview today from Abu Dhabi, the U.A.E.'s capital.

The statement criticized the U.A.E. for letting U.S. naval vessels dock at Jebel Ali port on the Persian Gulf and permitting shore leave in Dubai for crew of aircraft carriers, U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, U.S.S. John F. Kennedy and U.S.S. Harry S. Truman.

The Web statement called for the removal of the U.S. ambassador to the Emirates. The U.S. has no permanent military bases in the country, said the U.S. embassy spokeswoman.


To contact the reporter on this story:
Andy Critchlow in Dammam, Saudi Arabia at at acritchlow1@bloomberg.net
Last Updated: July 24, 2005 06:00 EDT

I wonder if these kind of threat will begin appearing in other areas of the world...

I wonder who's next?

And I wonder what the world is coming to, sadly I believe that many many more people will die before we see and end to all of these wars, and senseless killing!

We need to come to some agreement about the reality of terror and the real necessity of peace in the world. There must be a solution. But not until the killing stops and the countries around the world accept that boundaries must be set and respected, that the West needs to get out of the affairs of Muslim countries, and it needs to stop trying to democratize and change places that are steeped in a religious tradition that is not "christian!"

We need to find a roadmap to peace, once and for all....

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