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Medicins sans Frontieres- Doctors without Borders - funded by anti American -anti semitic UAE Zayed Center
January 20, 2005
MIM: The United States should halt any aid which is being given to the group Medicins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), on the grounds that it is going to help those who are inciting against the United States and aiding Islamists and neo Nazis to propagandize against the US and Israel with the help of the Zayed Center. http://www.msf.org/
The organisation is being funded by the Zayed Center for Coordination and Followup which was directed by the recently deceased Prince Sultan bin Nahayan. The ZFCF specialised in Holocaust denial and blood libel. The website was shut down in 2002 after the United States protested to the UAE . Several American politicans had also been featured speakers at the ZFCF. In 2003 Harvard University's School of Divinity was forced to return a 2.5 million dollar donation made by the Zayed Center to fund an Islamic Studies Chair, after the Islamo facist agenda of the Zayed Center was revealed and thousands of peoples signed a petition urging Harvard to return the 'tainted money'. The original website offering blood libel and Holocaust denial 'litter'ature was closed down but resurfaced in a different format.Last August Harvard announced that they would return the donation. .http://www.gm-unccd.org/FIELD/Multi/Arab/Zayen/OP_Zay.htm Last August Harvard announced that they would return the donation. (See below for articles about the Harvard controversy). http://www.campus-watch.org/article/id/1231
For years Medicins sans Frontieres has never missed an opportunity to denounce Israel or the United States to the media. The fact that they are being funded by the ZFCF shows that they are in fact a mouthpiece of their UAE handlers. http://www.gm-unccd.org/FIELD/Multi/Arab/Zayen/Resource.htm
In a picture taken at the Zayed Center HQ Rony Brauman is seated together with Zayed director Khalifa Al Murrar, and Hans Koechler, the Austrian director of the IPO, the International Progress Institute. The IPO is engaged in an anti Israel and anti American campaign and Koechler, who was personally appointed by Kofi Anan to be a monitor at the Lockerbee trial. Koechler, who is a friend of Ghaddafi, protested the verdict,which convicted a Libyan of the bombing which killed all the passengers on board when it blew up over Lockerbie Scotland. Koechler claimed that the trial 'had been rigged by the United States'. http://i-p-o.org/koechler-lockerbie-statement-aug2003.htm
Sheik Nahayan's donation to 'humanitarian terrorism' reflects the abysmal human rights record of his own country.
"..• As ruler of the United Arab Emirates, Zayed is responsible for his nation's shameful human rights record, which includes, according to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, corporal punishment of dissidents and dictatorial governance – Zayed has ruled as the UAE's unelected president since 1971. In addition, his regime has been cited for the use of child slave labor in the camel racing industry, abuse of domestic servants, and racial discrimination against foreign workers..." http://www.petitiononline.com/zayedno/petition.html
. No wonder that in the eyes of MSF/DWB founder and director of research Rony Brauman, "there is always an ulterior motive to the peace keeping efforts of certain superpowers". The old saying of 'physician heal thyself rings perversely ironic in the case of the Zayed Center funding for the Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders.It's hard to imagine that the DWB could heal themselves or anyone else when their own organisation is tainted to the core by purveyors of blood libel,Holocaust denial,slavery and corporal punishment.
MIM: The MSF has UAE website and it's policies appear to be directed by the UAE.
MSF-UAE is a part of the international network of volunteers. It was established in UAE in 1995 under the patronage of H.H.Sheik Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of higher education and scientific research. UAE Head Office : Abu Dhabi, P.O.Box - 47226, Branch Office : Dubai, P.O.Box : 65650, منظمة أطباء بلا حدود هي منظمة إنسانية طبية عالمية مستقلة. تم تأسيس فرع لها في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة في أبو ظبي عام 1995 ، تحت رعاية سمو الشيخ نهيان بن مبارك آل نهيان، وزير التعليم العالي والبحث العلمي، الرئيس الفخري لهذه المنظمة، التي تهدف الى إطلاع الرأي العام على القيم الإنسانية والعالمية والى توضيح نشاطها العالمي على الصعيدين الصحي والإنساني.
MSF-UAE is a part of the international network of volunteers. It was established in UAE in 1995 under the patronage of H.H.Sheik Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of higher education and scientific research.
UAE Head Office : Abu Dhabi, P.O.Box - 47226,
Branch Office : Dubai, P.O.Box : 65650,
منظمة أطباء بلا حدود هي منظمة إنسانية طبية عالمية مستقلة. تم تأسيس فرع لها في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة في أبو ظبي عام 1995 ، تحت رعاية سمو الشيخ نهيان بن مبارك آل نهيان، وزير التعليم العالي والبحث العلمي، الرئيس الفخري لهذه المنظمة، التي تهدف الى إطلاع الرأي العام على القيم الإنسانية والعالمية والى توضيح نشاطها العالمي على الصعيدين الصحي والإنساني.
MIM: The political involvement of the Zayed Center and other Arab 'charitable organisations' is revealed by James Zogby, the director of the Arab American Institute who wrote in this article in Al Jazeera entitled "What Must Be Done":
"...There are brilliant projects like those sponsored by the Palestinian Welfare Fund and the Sheikh Zayed Foundation that can be built upon and made the focus of an overall Arab strategy to rescue the Palestinian people and sustain their soon-to-be newly elected national leadership...." http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2005%20Opinion%20Editorials/January/4%20o/What%20Must%20Be%20Done%20By%20James%20J%20Zogby.htm
For more on Zogby see: http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/304
MIM: The Zayed Center also finances The Palestinian Children's Relief Fund run by Steve Sosebee which openly aids Hamas.
"During a lecture at the Zayed International Centre for Coordination and Follow-Up (ZCCF), Sosebee charged that a "Zionist lobby and Zionist influence" manipulated the U.S. government, its citizens and media." http://www.ngo-monitor.org/editions/v2n05/v2n05-2.htm
The Zayed Center has also held conferences together with the neo Nazi LaRouche Foundation. http://www.schillerinstitute.org/lar_related/2002/lar_abu-dhabi.html
"...On June 2-3, 2002, a conference sponsored by the prestigious Zayed Centre in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, featured Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. giving the keynote speech. The two day, inviation-only conference, entitled, "The Follow Up on the The Role of Oil and Gas in World Politics" was attended by Ministers of the UAE government, numerous diplomatic representatives, intellectuals, and press. Delegates attended from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and from many other Gulf and Arab states.
Other speeches on the first day were given by Arab Oil Ministers and experts from the Gulf region. Mr. LaRouche's speech, presented here, was entitled The Middle East As A Strategic Crossroad , and was received with great enthusiasm. It was followed by a lively question and answer session.
This was the first visit Mr. LaRouche, to the Middle East region since 1975, and it marked an important intervention point into the ongoing discussion in the Arab oil producing countries regarding life and death strategic issues. Mr. LaRouche was accompanied by his wife Helga, the chairwoman and founder of the Schiller Institute..." Click here for her speech, and for related articles.
MIM: MSF founder and director of research Roni Brauman shows his dhimmitude to his UAE hosts and claims that American food aid to Afghanistan took place with "an ulterior purpose" and insinuated that the United States purposely bombed a Red Cross supply warehouse and only undertook humanitarian aid to Somalia as a pretext to " capture General Aideed".
MSF sees greater UAE role for global peace
By Anupama V. Chand THE UAE can serve a peace-keeper's role by providing a forum for the resolution of disputes in the region, with the office of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) playing a supportive role, visiting MSF Director of Research Rony Brauman said in the Capital yesterday. Speaking to Khaleej Times on the sidelines of a two-day conference on "Human Rights, War Victims and International Law", which began yesterday at the Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow-Up (ZCCF), Dr Brauman said that humanitarian intervention in any conflict or disaster had today become inextricably intertwined with military intervention.
"There is always an ulterior motive to the so-called peace-keeping initiatives by certain superpowers," he pointed out. Mr Brauman expressed confidence that the UAE office of MSF, which had been established to disseminate information about the activities of MSF and to raise funds, could play a much greater role if the need arose.
The MSF as a humanitarian organisation, often criticised military humanitarian action, through the only means at its disposal, i.e. public opinion, public expression and practical demonstrations of the effectiveness of peaceful and civilian humanitarian action, he said.
Dr Brauman, who spoke on "Military Humanitarian Intervention Operations", said the concept was age-old, with France and Britain having used diplomacy and humanitarian action to disguise their actual intentions of maintaining their hegemony, way back in the 19th century. Dr Brauman noted that their humanitarian principles, before anything else, were nothing but expressions of power used for achieving imperialistic designs. As examples of modern-day military humanitarian operations, which failed miserably as they did not have the greater good of 'humanitarian action' at heart, Dr Brauman mentioned the preliminary operations that the UN undertook in Congo in the sixties and France did in Nigeria during the Biafra Civil War in 1968-69.
He referred to the famine in Somalia, in 1992-93, the work carried out by the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and the American intervention at the request of UN Secretary General Boutros-Boutros Ghali, which was supposed to bring succour to the people, but which turned into a man-hunt conducted by the army to capture General Aideed. It only proves, he added, that humanitarian intervention today does not take place without military intervention or for some ulterior purpose.
Commenting on the recent US military involvement in Afghanistan, Dr Braun said that MSF strongly criticised the American action of dropping food packets by air, while calling it a "humanitarian" action, which it believed was only intended for Afghani supporters of the US in those areas, where the aid was distributed. The American bombardment of the Red Cross Warehouse, despite having known its identity, was a clear example of the politics involved in the whole exercise, he felt.
Stressing that every military intervention was a war, Dr Braun said that in politics, the issues of power balance and interests were at the core of any decision making. He hoped that humanitarian work could be liberated from the strategies of authority to make it a collective power with only one aim: solidarity for mankind.
CNN report: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Criticizes the bombing/aid campaign:
The international medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said the humanitarian action was "a piece of military propaganda aimed at making the U.S.-led attack more acceptable to international opinion." "What sense is there in shooting with one hand, and giving medicine with the other?" the group asked.
MIM: The letter below was written to the director of MSF by someone who asked to be taken off their mailing list because of a statements which the organisation made in the media referring to the food drops in Afghanistan as "military propaganda". The heading of the webpage was "Doctors without Brains" http://www.therazor.org/oldroot/Winter02/msf.htm
Nicolas de Torrente
Dear Mr. Torrente,
Regarding your undated letter I received on December 1, 2001 in which you attempt to explain your organization's statements made to media outlets soon after aerial attacks began in Afghanistan on October 7th. The fact that your letter is undated suggests to me that I am not alone in being disappointed with your organization, one which I had previously held in high regard. While I appreciate you removing my name from your mailing list as I requested, I believe that your letter raised points which I cannot in good conscience leave unanswered.
First you state your "concern with any military actions, such as the forces present in Afghanistan, is with their impact on civilian populations". You publicly criticized American actions soon after the first bombs began falling without regard to the efforts taken by American forces to minimize civilian casualties. Throughout the campaign the United States has gone to unprecedented lengths to insure that the guilty would be targeted and the innocent spared. This lead to oil smugglers being pulled from their trucks by US Special Forces before the tankers were destroyed and Kabul residents leading normal lives as Al-Qaeda and Taliban military targets were hit. As reported by NPR last month, local Afghan aid officials marvelled at the ability of the US military to inflict damage on military targets while leaving civilian areas unscathed. Consequently, their aid efforts continued while you halted yours on September 14th, three weeks before the attacks began and while diplomatic efforts were just getting underway.
In your letter you criticize the American government's attempt at delivering aid while at the same time conducting a war. You worry that "air drops of food will not by themselves address the very significant humanitarian needs of the Afghan people."
The humanitarian needs of the Afghan people are so dire not because of any natural catastrophe but because of the Taliban and its Al-Qaeda financiers. During the five years in power, the Taliban did little to help the common Afghan while it provided sanctuary for foreign terrorists. While people starved the Taliban spent millions of Al-Qaeda money investigating nuclear, chemical and biological weapons at the same time it trained terrorists to use them. The efforts of the United States and its allies to destroy this regime, and replace it with one which will benefit the average person in Afghanistan is much more useful than your criticism.
You state in your letter that "a way must be found to reach those suffering the long-term effects of war and drought in Afghanistan". That way has been found - the brave men and women of the United States' and United Kingdom's armed forces. I believe that you should issue an apology to these true heroes and to the Afghans who are now being cared for and freed from Tyranny through their efforts. If you make such an apology, I will again hold your organization in high regard and will be honored to donate money to it.
Finally, you state in your letter that your organization "takes no position on the US and British military air strikes in Afghanistan or the air drops themselves". Sir, your organization released a statement calling the aid drops "military propaganda". That sounds like a position to me and one which you should be ashamed of taking.
MIM: According to this news report the MSF offices were in a building which also housed the International Solidarity Movement who were caught trying to hide a Hamas terrorist and helped bring two suicide bombers from Britain into Israel. In addition to the MSF the four story building also housed the Palestine National Bank and the Red Crescent. More proof of 'humanitarian terrorism" and how health and medical care is used as a facade for terrorism and corruption. The raid on the building was no doubt reported as an incursion into 'foreign aid offices'. The ISM claimed they "did not know the man was wanted". http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=6011
"Today in Jenin, IDF troops raided the offices of the International Solidarity Movement, the "peace" group to which Rachel Corrie belonged—and arrested a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist they were hiding.
MSF selected for UAE health prize
By a staff reporter
MEDICINS Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been selected for the UAE Health Foundation Prize for 2002, with the official announcement scheduled to be made on May 16 at WHO Geneva.
The foundation was established in May 1993 and awarded its first prize in 1995 to Egypt's Child Survival Project that was bestowed upon Dr Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz Al Swailerm, from Saudi Arabia.
It was originally created with a donation of US $ 1 million by Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for a special fund administered by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
According to MSF sources in the UAE, the prize is intended to reward persons, institutions, or organisations, who have made outstanding contributions to health development. Specially dedicated to the promotion of health care it is the most prestigious annual award from the WHO.
The sources noted that among the criteria taken into account in deciding the winner is the contribution to the advancement of primary health care and the role in innovative programmes designed to achieve the WHO's objective of 'Health for All'. The prize money consists of a certificate of award, a plaque from the founder and US $ 40,000 (Dhs. 146,800) which is distributed among all the recipients.
So far, the prize has been awarded to a number of individuals, organisations and institutions, including Hilary Rodham Clinton, former first lady of the United States in 1998 for her work in the health and social welfare field and Professor Ismail A. Sallam of Egypt in 1999 for his contributions in the field of cardiac surgery, including several discoveries.
8/18/2003: Zayed Centre Being Closed?
The Gulf Daily News of Bahrain has a report that the lunatic black hole of Arab antisemitism, the Zayed Centre for Coordination and Followup, is being closed: UAE think-tank is shut.
DUBAI: The UAE is closing down a think-tank that Western critics accuse of promoting anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism.
However—the reports of the Centre's demise appear to be premature, because contrary to the statement above, their web site is still serving up lunacy. (Although they removed most of the really juicy stuff, following their recent spate of bad publicity in the US.)
MIM: An example of the material which was being diseminated by the Zayed Foundation
'U.S. War on Iraq Timed To Coincide With Jewish Holiday Purim'--King Faysal Univ Prof
Posted on 04/12/2003 4:36:59 AM PDT by SJackson
Author of Saudi Blood Libel and Professor at King Faysal University Lectures at Arab League Think Tank: 'U.S. War on Iraq Timed To Coincide With Jewish Holiday Purim'
On April 9, 2003, Dr. Umayma Jalahma briefed the Arab League's "Center for Coordination and Follow-Up" and claimed that the U.S. war in Iraq was timed to coincide with the Jewish holiday Purim. Dr. Jalahma, a professor of Islamic Studies at Saudi Arabia's King Faysal University, made headlines last year when she claimed that Jews use human blood to make pastries for the Purim holiday.
In an article published in the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh on March 12, 2002, Dr. Jalahma wrote about "the Jewish holiday of Purim... for this holiday, the Jewish people must obtain human blood so that their clerics can prepare the holiday pastries... that affords the Jewish vampires great delight as they carefully monitor every detail of the blood-shedding with pleasure... After this barbaric display, the Jews take the spilled blood, in the bottle set in the bottom [of the needle-studded barrel], and the Jewish cleric makes his coreligionists completely happy on their holiday when he serves them the pastries in which human blood is mixed."(1)
"[Dr. Jalahma] said that the American war on Iraq started in March to concur with Purim Feast, often celebrated in this month, which symbolizes the Jewish victory over Haman in Babylon [sic]."
"[Dr. Jalahma] indicated that some Zionist parties which believe that the oriental Jews (Sephardim) must stay within the Palestinian borders because, [like] the Arabs, are inferior to the Western Jews (Ashkenazim), according to their claims. She expected an imminent civil war, now under the make, in the Israeli society due to denominational, sectarian, and ethnic splits."
"[Dr. Jalahma] stated the invading forces have begun to distribute the spoils and booties in Iraq, disregarding the painful cries and woes of the Iraqi children. She considered the Israeli plan to rehabilitate the oil pipeline that once linked Haifa to Mosul, in the north of Iraq, as a sound evidence of the greedy ambitions of these countries (the Zionist Anglo-Saxon alliance) in Iraq and the other Arab countries. She also indicated that no one can curb the Zionist ambitions to establish a world state whose economic and political aspirations have no limits."
On the Zionist and American Media Campaigns vs. the Arab and Muslim World
"[Dr. Jalahma] added that Zionism and some Western circles have been active to defame the Arab and Muslim image, and to conceal truth and facts relating to the Arab and Muslim history. She called for condensed efforts to counter this campaign and to improve the Arab and Muslim image in the West.
On the 'Exploitation of the Jewish Woman... She is Still Denied Her Rights as a Human Being... She is Even Deprived of Her Children'
"In another context, [Dr. Jalahma] said that the Jewish woman is politically and socially oppressed by the Jewish fundamentalists and secularists alike, mentioning that the Jewish woman lives in a miserable condition that requires the intervention of the international humanitarian organization to protect her. The Jewish woman, she said, has been exploited and used for political purposes, and despite her noticeable contribution to the building of the Zionist society, she is still denied her rights as a human being. Injustice and oppression weigh heavily on her everywhere in society, particularly the Kibbutz, or the collective farms where she is even deprived of her children and extensively indoctrinated the Zionist principles."(3)
Zayed Center is losing it..
A few days ago I posted a story about the Zayed Center for Coordination and Followup. I commented on how sad I was to see so many prominent American politicians supporting this antisemitic cess pool that functions under the guise of the Arab League. I also said that I hope the US media would cover this story. Thanks to MEMRI and LGF for bringing this issue to the forefront.
Well, MEMRI has done a fine job of translating the materials of the Zayed Centre and exposing them for what they are. They were featured in a CBS News story recently, and I'm glad this story is being uncovered.
So today, the Zayed Centre has made a press release containing blatant lies about the contents of the MEMRI report. Why is this not suprising?
I guess they figured that nobody would actually read the report to see if the allegations are true. I wonder if CBS will do a follow up to expose this stupidity also? As always, hat tip goes to Charles at LGF!
MIM: This petition listing the Islamo facist activities of the Zayed Centre was signed by thousands of people who appealed to Harvard president Lawrence Sommers to "restore the integrity of the university" and return the money to Zayed. It will take more then that to give Harvard, which has become a bastion of left wing and radical Islamist causes, some credibility. One of the funders of the The Harvard School for Islamic legal studies is listed as Engineer Bakr Bin Laden - the father of Osama. (See articles below)http://www.petitiononline.com/zayedno/petition.htmlTo: Harvard University
We members of the Harvard University community – students, faculty, staff, and alumni – and the general public call on the Harvard Divinity School to return Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan's donation for the creation of a chair in Islamic studies.
MIM: This was written by a Harvard student who drew attention to the Zayed Foundation's Islamofacist agenda and urged the Divinity School to return Zayed's donation.