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The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

DSC_7752_edited-1Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UODC) said in his remarks at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants: “We need to protect refugees and migrants from violence, abuse and exploitation, and strengthen action against human trafficking and migrant smuggling as part of comprehensive, human-rights based responses to the crises we face.”

He added: our approach must be more sensitive, recognizing that trafficking victims and irregular migrants deserve protection, and at the same time can support investigations to bring perpetrators to account;

To achieve these objectives, we have to be more focused, sustained and better resourced.

Shallow, time-limited interventions that fail to go after the real criminals risk punishing victims of crime while leaving transnational networks in place to threaten more lives and cause more harm.

Such responses take time, money and genuine commitment to pursuing the cause of justice.

They take:

Thousands of police hours, tracking leads on the ground;
Police and prosecutors pursuing parallel, coordinated responses that assist and protect victims while going after perpetrators;
Savvy investigators trained to follow the money, online and off, to fight organized crime through joint investigations, extradition and witness protection;
Agencies sharing intelligence and coordinating operations within and across borders;
and lawmakers committed to leaving no gaps for criminals to exploit.

Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer to Entry into Force in 2016

1543245221 September – The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Several large emitting countries, which had not yet completed their domestic approval processes in time for the event, also announced they were committed to joining the agreement this year.

The Paris Agreement will enter into force 30 days after 55 countries, representing 55 percent of global emissions, deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance or accession with the Secretary-General.

One of the two thresholds for entry into force has now been met. There are now 60 countries that have joined the agreement—five more than the required 55 needed. These countries represent 48 percent of global emissions, just shy of the 55 percent needed for entry into force.

In addition, 14 countries, representing 12.58 percent of emissions, committed to joining the agreement in 2016, virtually assuring that the Agreement will enter into force this year.

“This momentum is remarkable,” Mr. Ban said. “It can sometimes take years or even decades for a treaty to enter into force. It is just nine months since the Paris climate conference. This is testament to the urgency of the crisis we all face.”

In early September, the world’s two largest emitters, China and the United States, joined the Agreement, providing considerable impetus for other countries to quickly complete their domestic ratification or approval processes.

The Paris Climate Agreement marked a watershed moment in taking action on climate change. Adopted by 195 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) last December in Paris, the Agreement calls on countries to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future, and to adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change.

The early entry into force of the Paris Agreement would trigger the operational provisions of the agreement and accelerate efforts to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and to build climate resilience.

Even as the agreement was adopted, countries recognized that present pledges to reduce emissions were still insufficient to reach these goals. The Paris Agreement mandates regular meetings every five years, starting in 2018, to review progress and to consider how to strengthen the level of ambition.

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EU-Arab Doctors Hold 32end Congress in Vienna

إتحاد الأطباء العرب يعقد مؤتمره 32 في مدينة فيينا تحت رعاية عمدتها دكتور ميخائيل هويبل

tammamkelani1The Arab Doctors Union in Europe (ARABMED) headed by Dr. Faidi Omar Mahmoud will hold its 32nd Scientific-medical Congress on Sep. 17th 2016 in Modul Hotel under the auspices the mayor of Vienna Dr. Michael Häupl.

The meeting will be attended by specialized doctors and surgeons from all Europe and the neighboring Arab countries. Dozens of doctors from all over around the EU, Western and Arab countries among them the refugee doctors from Syria and Iraq will attend the congress, particularly from Germany, Austria, Ireland, France, Saudi Arabia, UK, USA, Italy, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and also other countries. Representatives from the Austrian health ministry, the Austrian Medical Council and several diplomats will participate in the opening ceremony of the congress.

Dr. Tammam Kelani, president of the 32ed ARANMED conference and the president of the Arab Medical Union in Vienna stated that the gathering doctors will enhance the scientific commitment and long-term cooperation between all doctors in Europe and around in the neighboring countries. He added: “the submissions for presentation at the conference have been made from a wide range of European and Arab universities and hospitals. We are expecting delegates from 13 countries (Germany, France, UK, Spain, Ireland, Turkey, Austria, Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Jordan and Syria), we are looking forward to a unique, stimulating and scientifically rewarding conference”.

Dr. Kelani said: “the conference will feature different scientific programs and allow for lively discussions between doctors in which they could learn from each others and discuss the newest medical issues. One of the major themes of this conference is “the role of advanced medicine in the care of refugees in Europe”.”

The conference aims at conveying a message of thanks and appreciation from all the doctors to the government and the peoples of both Austria and Germany for what they have continued to offer to Syrian and Iraqi refugees. said dr. Kelani.

He added: Our scientific program is rich and we expect it to be interesting and relevant to all participants. We also hope that you are able to meet old and new colleagues in these sessions and create lively discussions in which you can learn from each other.”
He pointed out that the ARABMED Union has held several scientific conferences in various European and Arab capitals, which were attended by thousands of European and Arab specialists counting more than 400 Professors and distinguished scholars.

Dr. Kelani said that the new participation of our colleagues in the conference and their contribution in the medical forum will reflect positive impact on our scientific activities and advance medical science and knowledge which in turn will help find an appropriate solution to the worsening problem of refugees in Europe. He stated that the “role of advanced medicine in the care of refugees in Europe” will be one of the major themes of the conference.

The governor of the city of Vienna and the parliamentarian Dip. Ing. Omar Al-Rawi will host a reception and an official dinner for the doctors on Friday 16-09-2016 at 8pm in the dining room of the city hall.

The meeting will be officially inaugurated at 11AM on Saturday 17-09-2016 at Modul Hotel under the auspices the mayor of Vienna Dr. Michael Häupl. It will be attended by a host of Arab Austrian doctors, Vienna university professors, governmental and non governmental organizations, some relief and health entities and some figures of the community.

On Saturday, Sep. 17 evening at 8PM, the conference will end its sessions by a ceremony at the Modul Hotel where a dinner party will hold for all participants and their families. award certificates will be given to the participants.

Turkey Attempted Coup Points The Finger Toward The US and Israel

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has blamed the coup attempt on US-based religious leader Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic preacher and one-time ally who fell from Erdogan’s good graces for allegedly orchestrating a corruption scandal in 2012 and running a “parallel state”. In Istanbul on Saturday, Erdogan urged the United States to extradite the preacher.

The Obama administration would consider an extradition request for the US-based cleric that Turkey’s president is blaming for a failed coup attempt, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday. But he said Turkey’s government would have to prove Fethullah Gulen’s wrongdoing.

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Akin Ozturk during his tenure as military attache with Israeli politician Amram Mitzna

The israeli hebrew newspaper Yediot Aharonot reported that Gen. Akın Öztürk, a former commander of the Turkish Air Force, was one of the two named orchestrators of the attempted military coup d’état; they are both to be tried for treason; Öztürk served more than 40 years and was a decorated combat pilot and member of the Supreme Military Council.

More than 2,800 military personnel that were part of the attempted coup d’état in Turkey on Friday night were arrested, including senior officers. The Turkish media have indicated two of them as having orchestrated the attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s regime: Lt. Gen. Metin İyidil, commander of combat and support training in the land forces, and Gen. Akın Öztürk, the former commander of the Turkish Air Force (TuAF) and Turkey’s military attaché to Israel from 1996 to 1998.

The 64-year-old Öztürk resigned from the TuAF in August of last year, but he continued on as a member of the Supreme Military Council, which is responsible for military appointments, inter alia. While he may be considered an enemy of the state following the attempted coup, but beforehand, he was one of its most decorated heroes with NATO and Turkish Armed Forces medals.
Turkish authorities have announced that Öztürk and İyidil will be tried for treason.

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Coup orchestrators Ozturk and Iyidil

Earlier on Saturday, Erdoğan condemned those who planned the attempted coupbefore thousands of supporters: “They have pointed the people’s guns against the people. The president, whom 52 percent of the people brought to power, is in charge. This government brought to power by the people, is in charge. They won’t succeed as long as we stand against them by risking everything.” Earlier, Erdoğan said the government was arresting coup supporters in the military and warned “they will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey.”

Turkey’s top judicial body, the HSYK, dismissed 2,745 judges on Saturday, according to Turkey’s Anadolu news agency.
More that 2,839 military personnel were detained.
The coup attempt began at around 19:30GMT on Friday with the partial closure by troops of two major bridges over the Bosphorus in Istanbul.

“Their immediate goal was to seize control of key areas like the Bosphorus Bridge or Taksim Square. In Ankara, they tried to storm the Presidential Palace, the Prime [Minister’s office], the National Intelligence Organization and the Parliament. They also attempted to take down the satellite infrastructure and, in some areas, seized control of telecommunications hubs.” A total of 265 people were killed in the attempted coup that played out overnight across Turkey

Congress Seeks to Undermine Iran Deal by Blocking Boeing Sale

51s8r95z5-LThe National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement regarding the scheduled vote on amendments to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R. 5485) and the House Financial Services Committee hearing regarding the sale of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran:

“It is no secret that opponents of the Iran nuclear accord continue in their attempts to upend U.S. obligations under the agreement. By attempting to block Boeing’s pending sale of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran, opponents of the Iran nuclear accord are also seeking to undermine significant U.S. commercial interests and to impose humanitarian suffering on the Iranian people by denying them access to safe air travel.

Today, the House of Representatives will vote on amendments to the House Financial Services Committee appropriations bill that would put at risk the U.S.’s obligation under the nuclear accord to allow for the sale of such aircraft to Iran. These amendments would effectively prohibit U.S. authorities from licensing the sale of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran. As such, the amendments pose a significant risk to the Iran nuclear accord, as the agreement to license the sale of such planes was a key component to winning Iran’s consent to reversing its nuclear program.

It is clear that some lawmakers have no interest in securing U.S. national security interests. Despite a track record of success in reversing Iran’s nuclear progress, Republicans continue to seek to undermine the nuclear accord at every turn. Their hope is to bring us back to the escalatory cycle that saw a growing Iranian nuclear program and the threat of war. As with so much else, these lawmakers are virtually alone in the world in their opposition to this historic agreement.

Proponents of these amendments ignore the fundamental issue at issue here – the humanitarian stakes involved in the sale of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran. For the past three decades, Iran has had one of the worst civilian flight safety records in the world with more than 2,000 deaths caused by plane crashes. Iran’s civilian flight safety record is the result of U.S. sanctions that prohibited the sale of aircraft to Iran and – for a significant period of time – limited even the provision of spare parts and the servicing of repairs for Iranian commercial passenger aircraft. The lifting of these sanctions under the Iran nuclear accord allows the Iranian people to once again feel secure in their air travels. Holding the Iranian people hostage by limiting the sale of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran is an inhumane policy that has fortunately been brought to a close. U.S. lawmakers should not be seeking a return to such an inhumane policy.

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NATO Heads Of State Summit Under The Dictate Of The US

Comment: “The gathering of NATO Heads of State and Governments in The Warsaw Summit rather will be not in sake of the EU. The NATO’s summit will as usual adopt a series of decisions, a package of US dictations sent earlier to NATO member states. For example, the US President Barack Obama demanded Germany to deploy military forces on the Russian border of Litauen. From my opinion strengthening the military presence at the Russian borders will have a negative effect on the relation between the European countries and Russia. Which is in the interest of the Transatlantic Pact and of the US, who themselves increased sales with Russia while their so-called partners, the vassal states of the EU, have lost by deploying the sanctions against Russia. “Divide et impera!” at work. When will the European Community stand up against this constant aggressions of the US-led NATO and vote for peace and cooperation with Russia?“

2015120James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies: NATO to Respond to – Strategic Reality – at Warsaw Summit

July 7, 2016 – The upcoming 2016 NATO Summit, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on July 8-9, 2016, will be a crucial milestone for the alliance. NATO faces a fundamentally changed security environment including a more assertive Russia- which is modernizing its military and increasing defense spending-and turmoil and violence in Iraq and Syria, which borders NATO member, Turkey.

Strengthening and modernizing NATO’s defense and deterrence posture will be the focus of the 2016 Summit, according to a recent NATO statement. At its 2014 Summit in Wales, NATO agreed to a number of short-term measures to bolster the alliance’s conventional deterrent. Dubbed the Readiness Action Plan, these measures sought to expedite the arrival of NATO reinforcements to states under attack from Russia.

This policy reproduces, on a smaller scale, the role US troops in Europe during the Cold War. Central and Eastern European states welcomed these pledges at the Wales Summit as a long-overdue adjustment to the alliance’s “strategic reality,” as noted in the 2015 CNS report, Ensuring Deterrence against Russia: The View from NATO States. The upcoming Warsaw Summit will build on the Readiness Action Plan and announce further steps that aim to strengthen the alliance.

The summit will also come with a major focus on cyber-related capabilities. The alliance is expected to declare cyber an operational domain of warfare, reflecting an increased Russian focus on asymmetrical warfare.

The Warsaw Summit, which will take place on 8-9 July 2016, will be a key milestone for the Alliance. Allied leaders will take the next steps in ensuring the Alliance’s collective defence. Strengthening and modernising NATO’s defence and deterrence posture will be at the heart of the Summit. Allies will also assess the long-term implications of the crisis on NATO’s relations with Russia and consider the next steps.

During the Summit, NATO Heads of State and Government will come together in the Polish capital to take decisions to adapt the Alliance to a fundamentally changed security environment. This will ensure NATO is able to respond to the full spectrum of threats from any direction.

Bürgermeister Dr. Häupl: Wir sind alle Österreicherinnen und Österreicher

13516594Bürgermeister Dr. Michael Häupl hat dieses Jahr wieder Vertreter der in Wien ansässigen Muslimischen Gemeinde zum Fastenbrechen anlässlich des Endes des Fastenmonats Ramadan eingeladen. Das Abendmahl anlässlich des Iftar, dieses für Muslime besonderen Festes, wurde im Rittersaal des Wiener Rathauses begangen.

Unterstützt wurde der Bürgermeister durch die Anwesenheit von Stadträtin Mag. Sandra Frauenberger, die in der Stadtregierung für die Agenden Integration, Frauen, Konsumentenschutz, Personal und Märkte zuständig ist und Gemeinderat Dipl. Ing. Omar Al-Rawi, der den Empfang organisiert hat. Gemeinsam haben sie alle die Gäste herzlich begrüßt. Wie immer war Al-Rawi die Hauptperson der Iftar Veranstaltung.

Zu den weiteren Gästen zählten der 28-jährige Theologe Ibrahim Olgun, der neue Präsident der Islamischen Glaubensgemeinschaft in Österreich (IGGiÖ), der vorherige Präsident der Islamischen Gemeinde Dr. Fuat Sanaç und Dr. Anas Al-Shaqfeh, sowie Vertreter von etlichen Sunnitischen und Schiitischen Islamischen Gruppen in Wien.

Häupl bat seine Gäste, eine Schweigeminute für die Opfer des Terrors am Kemal Ataturk Flughafen in Istanbul einzulegen. Er drückte seine Verurteilung von Terrorismus in jeglicher Form aus.

Dr. Häupl verurteilte zudem die Instrumentalisierung von Feindseligkeiten gegen Ausländer oder Moslems als billige Wahlpropaganda in Österreich. Er unterstrich seine Freude, mit in Gemeinschaft mit österreichischen Moslems zu sein. Er sagte: Wir sind alle Österreicherinnen und Österreicher.

Dr. Faisal Ibrahim, ein syrischer Flüchtlingsarzt überreichte dem Bürgermeister Dr. Michael Häupl ein Dankesgeschenk.

Dr. Tammam Al-Kelani übergab daraufhin dem Bürgermeister das Wappen der arabisch-österreichischen Ärzteschaft. Er drückte ihm weiters seinen Dank für seine Unterstützung der syrischen Flüchtlinge in Österreich aus.

Ein neuer Skandal im Namen Islamischer Schulen in Wien

1312039_1_Mousa_31_PDAm 29. Juni 2016 war ich überrascht und schockiert, als ich beobachten musste, wie Dr. Hassan Mousa den Rittersaal des Wiener Rathauses Arm in Arm mit Dr. Faraj Allah Alsatheli, den Gesandten der Ägyptischen Al Azhar Alsharif Universität während des von Bürgermeister Dr. Michael Häupl veranstalteten Fastenbrechens des Ramadan betrat.

Dr. Moussa wurde am 23. Juni 2014 vom Bezirksgericht Hernals wegen Betrugs rechtskräftig verurteilt. Alle österreichischen Zeitungen haben über diesen Skandal berichtet. (PDF), (siehe links).

Ich frage mich, welche Beziehung besteht zwischen dem Österreichisch-Ägyptischen als Betrüger entlarvten “Helden” Dr. Mousa und Dr. Alshatheli, diesem hochrangigen Vertreter der Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Universität?

Währenddessen hat am 30. Juni 2016 die Gratiszeitung “heute” einen Artikel über einen weiteren Skandal von Dr. Mousa veröffentlicht. Unten ein link zu diesem Artikel:

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“Protz-Kindergarten” ist pleite
Marmorbrunnen, Edel-Bibliothek, Ungereimtheiten bei der Kinderbetreuung: Ein privater Kindergarten wollte dafür städtische Förderungen. Nun ist klar, welcher: ein Islam-Bildungshaus – es ist pleite.
Unter dem Namen “Edu & Fun Schul-Bildungszentrum” betreibt Hassan Mousa in Floridsdorf eine Islam-Schule mit Hort und Kindergarten. Früher hieß die Schule “Al Azar”, hatte mit Mohammed M. Österreichs bekanntesten Dschihadisten als Schüler. Heute werden dort 250 Kinder betreut – “von Marmor und der Bibliothek mit Intarsien haben sie aber nichts”, so ein Insider zu “Heute”.

“Jetzt soll auch die Schule schließen.” Die Schulbewilligung läuft laut Stadtschulrat diesen Donnerstag aus. Wegen Unstimmigkeiten bei der finanziellen Prüfung soll außerdem die MA 10 (Kindergärten) mit 11.Mai den Fördervertrag mit dem Träger fristlos gekündigt und kein weiteres Geld der Stadt ausbezahlt haben.

Im April wurde gegen den Betreiber eine Anzeige eingebracht. Auch laufen Verfahren von Finanzpolizei und Staatsanwaltschaft sowie eine pädagogische Prüfung des Stadtschulrats. Jetzt eröffnete das Handelsgericht Wien ein Konkursverfahren, berichtet der Alpenländische Kreditorenverband. Der Betreiber soll den “laufenden Zahlungsverpflichtungen nicht mehr nachkommen” können. Hassan Mousa war auf “Heute”-Anfrage nicht erreichbar.

 

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