For more letters click her

 
Subj: WANT INFORMATION
Date: 8/4/02 08:15:45 „ Egypt Daylight Time
From: elhanafy@tkh.att.ne.jp (elhahafy)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

DEAR SIR
I HAVE A QUESTION AND I COULDNOT FIND AN ANSWER ,

MY QUESTION IS WHATS MAKE THE ROYAL FAMILY NOW IN SAUDI ARABIA KICK OUT THE HASHIMET FAMILY FROM ALJAZEERA AL ARABIA.
I WILL BE THANKSFUL IF YOU GIVE ME THE ANSWER OR ANY HOMEPAGE I CAN GET SOME INFORMATION.

REGARDS

 
Subj:
Date: 8/6/02 12:00:09 „ Egypt Daylight Time
From: lostiraqi2002@yahoo.co.uk (lost iraqi)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Dear Dr Fawzi

Though I dearly enjoy reading your fantastic, witty and very politically incorrect articles on Arab Times web site, I am often disappointed not to see this hilarity not extended to our "patriotic and wondeful" leader Saddam Hussain & his gang in my beloved Baghdad. I do hope that this does'nt indicate your approval of this gang of murderers. I think, in my humble openion as a simple Arab, that you should take the view that all regiems in the middle east are CORRUPT, DICTATORIAL and moden time seems to have passed them by .. WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS. Once you take this correct view then I think you'll be on the right track

God May Protect You

My Best Regards

Lost Iraqi

Committee to Protect Journalists
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA Phone: (212) 465-1004 Fax:
(212) 465-9568 Web: www.cpj.org E-Mail: info@cpj.org

August 8, 2002

His Excellency Ali Abu al-Ragheb 
Prime Minister 
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 
Amman, Jordan

Via facsimile: 962-6-464-2520

Your Excellency:

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly protests your government's closure of the Amman bureau of the Qatar-based satellitetelevision channel Al-Jazeera.

On August 7, Information Minister Muhammad Adwan revoked the station's license to operate in Jordan and barred its staff from working for the station in the country. The move came after a guest on that day's broadcast of the debate program "Opposite Direction" criticized Jordan's relationship with Israel.

International reports said Adwan accused the station of inciting "sedition" in Jordan and "defaming" the royal family.

Staff at the station said they only learned about the closure after theofficial news agency Petra reported the minister's statements.

Regrettably, this is not the first time Jordanian authorities have censored the station. In 1998, the Amman bureau was shut down for several weeks afterparticipants in another talk show debate criticized Jordan.

The closure of Al-Jazeera's office clearly violates basic international norms for free expression and also contradicts the public statements of Jordanian officials who have supported freedom of expression; His Majesty King Abdullah has repeatedly stated over the years that "the sky is thelimit" for press freedom in Jordan.

However, the government's intolerance of critical discourse, demonstrated by this most recent closure, indicates that Jordan is far from achieving basic standards of press freedom that are the hallmark of open societies.

As a nonpartisan organization of journalists dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide, CPJ urges you to ensure that Al-Jazeera's office reopens immediately, and that its staff can carry out their professional duties without future interference from Jordanian authorities.

Thank you for your attention to these important matters. We await your reply.

Sincerely,

OLE_Obj. 
Ann Cooper
Executive Director

CC:
American Society of Newspaper Editors
Amnesty International
Article 19 (United Kingdom)
Artikel 19 (The Netherlands)
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Freedom Forum
Freedom House
Human Rights Watch
Index on Censorship
International Center for Journalists
International Federation of Journalists
International PEN
International Press Institute
Lorne W. Craner, United States Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human
Rights, and Labor
The Newspaper Guild
The North American Broadcasters Association
Overseas Press Club
Reporters Sans FrontiŤres
Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Society of Professional Journalists
World Association of Newspapers
World Press Freedom Committee

*************************
Hani Sabra
Researcher
Middle East and North Africa

Committee to Protect Journalists
330 Seventh Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Tel: (212) 465-1004, x-104
Fax: (212) 465-9568
Web: www.cpj.org

 
Subj: Circassian Embassy in Switzerland
Date: 8/19/02 09:23:37 „ Egypt Daylight Time
From: alifayez100@hotmail.com
To: arabtimes@aol.com
CC: arabtimess@aol.com
 

Hello,
I appreciate so much your concern about our country, and as a Jordanian who  loves his country and want only the best for its people, I feel so sad and  disappointed that our embassy in Bern/ Switzeralnd has nothing to do with  our country. The ambassador, the diplomat and some of the staff are  circassian and treat the real jordanian as pull shit. So whenever I need any  thing from my Embassy I feel if I was going to the Russian Embassy due to  the way the treat Jordanians (If you are palestinian then you are damned  forever). The flag of Jordan can never be seen in Bern, the only country who  doesnīt place his flag on his embassy or on the residence of the ambassador  is our country. (I think they feel ashamed of placing the flag of Jordan on  the Embassy). In their private saloons they donīt even recognize that they  are Jordanians and they talk so badly about us (arabs). You can see them  with their famillies walking around with Diplomatic cars (that you and I pay  for them)bahing very badly. Many times I saw the car of the embassy in front  of the most horrible cabarets and casinos in Berne. Try to apply for any  document to see with whome you are dealing. Or try to visit our embassy to  figure out that it has nothing to do with Jordan. I wonder how the ministry  of foreing affaires can appoint so many circassian in one place. I knew the  ecret, the one who appoints them is circassian to, for what he knows about  his corrupt people and how they hate working, he choses them to places where  they have to move their asses. They come to Switzerland only to suck money.  A doctor in a Swiss hospital he was very astonished to see the wife of one  diplomat comming to Bern only to do a small operation that would cost only  50 JDS in Jordan, here Jordan paid for them 5000 JDS!!!!! It is only a small  example of the many corruption crimes that they commit by the Name of the  King.


They are destroying the image of our country. Swiss people love our country  till they come to the emabssy or contact them, then they flee out especially  if they are women.
COntact any Jordanian in Switzerland he will confirm these information. Jordan needs honest people to protect it, not mercionaries and vampires who  have their account in foreing banks and will shift to the one who will pay more in the future. Poor Jordan!!!!!

 
Subj: attention MR. Fowzi
Date: 8/21/02 06:10:08 „ Egypt Daylight Time
From: SJF.SXM@wanadoo.fr (SJF)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

I'm sorry because I can't write to you in arabic through this computer . Anyway concerning the article that Arab times wrote about the student that entered JORDAN UNIVERSITY without having the recognition of his GCE degree from the Minister of education as an equevalant for what they call " ALTAWGIHI " .
It is unfortunate that we Arabs always look at individual cases to talk about a major problem which is the daily bread of the residents in JORDAN .
How many students that entered the UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN without any single qualifications ?? wether through what they call " MINHA MALAKIAH , OR THE TRIBES SEATS , OR THE MINISTER COUNCIL , OR AL-DIWAN ALMALAKI ...ETC .... ) and I can mention thousand of examples ... Then how many students got there degree without even passing the exames???
Things that are unbeleivable in a democratic world can be seen live daily in what is called JORDAN ..
Like the arab say " one spoiled tomato will spoil the whole box " .So I think you should start with the owner of the tomato box by telling him not to put spoiled tomatos in the box , because if you talk about the small little tiny spoiled tomato for a thousand year nothing will change ... Start by the owner , then if he refuses then wether you live with it and keep your mouth shut or you find the means to be the owner of the box .
Thank you for listening ..
AM

 
Subj: unique Arab scientists innovation
Date: 8/21/02 07:59:06 „ Egypt Daylight Time
From: info@allied-media.com (AMC)
To: info@allied-media.com (ARAB Press)
 

Dear Sir, Mam,
My name is Dr. Yaser S. Natour. I hold a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology in the area of voice disorders. I have graduated from the University of Florida, Gainesville, in the Year 2001. During my studies and shortly after, I have been awarded a number of prestigious awards and scholarships. Since my graduation, and being the first in the Arab world to hold a Ph.D. in Voice disorders, I have been conducting innovative clinical studies in three major areas: Voice Disorders, Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) and Resonance Disorders (Nasality). Recently, I have designed a palatal lift for a 43-year-old patient with severe nasality problem that resulted CVA (Stroke). Such a case is the first documented case in the Arab world. Fortunately, I have videotaped the whole procedure. Because I feel the need to inform people who suffer from such disorders of the availability of rehabilitation within the Arab World, I decided that the best way is to establish contact with your respected network. I would like to express my deep respect for the MBC mission throughout the Arab World. MBC has been one of the major networks in the Arab world. MBC's promotion of scientific innovation is globally known. I believe that this scientific achievement is worthy of being promoted as one of the unique Arab scientists innovation.

Please find attached as a Microsoft Word Document my CV for your kind review and attention. If you are interested in arranging for publishing my work and/or interviewing me, I will be glad to supply you with the videotapes summarizing and documenting my clinical activities. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information. You will find contact information at the end of this e-mail as well as within the attached document. 
I would prefer if your agent contacts me through my mobile number: 077-427071. Lastly, I would appreciate your prompt response, whether it is negative or positive, to my e-mail. 
Best Regards

Yaser Natour, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Department of Lingusitics and Phonetics 
University of Jordan
Amman-Jordan
Box 13379
Tel. 962-6-5355000
ext. 3334

 
Subj: from ANN TV London
Date: 8/23/02 10:09:10 ’ Egypt Daylight Time
From: hiwarat_ann@yahoo.co.uk (OSMAN MOHAMED)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Dear Sir or Madam,

I read recently an article in your website concerning Mr Abdulbary Atwan of Alquds Alarabi newspaper. The article mentioned the origin of his funds, the owners of the newspaper's building in London and many other things.

We would be grateful if you could send us a copy of that article (to this email address) because we are interviewing Mr Atwan next Tuesday in our program "HIWARAT". the program will revolve around the personality of Atwan as a phenomena in Arab media, and we guess your article would give us a great assistance in our program.

Thank very much

"Hiwarat"

ANN

Arab News Network

Subj: Appreciation!
Date: 8/31/02 10:17:59 ’ Egypt Daylight Time
From: out_of_heaven@email.com (Abdull Yousef)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Dear dr. Fawzi:

Hello and good day.

I just wanted to thank you and all the Arab Times team members for the great efforts and the excellent job you are doing in serving and reveling the truth to the Arab people all over the world. 
We really appreciate what you are doing and we wish all the prosperity and success.

Keep up the good work, and may God bless you all.

Abdulmuneiím Mahmoud.

Subj: Sudan: Journalist detained
Date: 9/5/02 12:08:12 ’ Egypt Daylight Time
From: HSabra@cpj.org (Hani Sabra)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Committee to Protect Journalists
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA Phone: (212) 465-1004
Fax: (212) 465-9568 Web: www.cpj.org E-Mail: info@cpj.org

September 4, 2002

His Excellency Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan al-Bashir
President of the Republic of Sudan
c/o Charges D'Affaires Khedr Haroun
Embassy of the Republic of Sudan
2210 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D. C. 20006

Via facsimile: (202) 667-2406

Your Excellency:

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to protest the detention of Sudanese journalist Osman Merghani, a columnist for the Khartoum-based daily Al-Rai Al-Aam newspaper.

According to sources in Sudan, Merghani was contacted by authorities on September 3, and told to report to the general security offices that evening. Merghani had appeared on a program on the Qatar-based satellite channel al-Jazeera on September 2. During the program, which dealt with the suspension of the Sudanese peace talks between the government and a rebel group, Merghani criticized the Sudanese government for bowing out of the negotiations. The peace talks are aimed at ending a civil war that has
lasted for nearly two decades.

As a nonpartisan organization of journalists dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide, CPJ views the detention of Osman Merghani as a grave threat to press freedom in Sudan. Journalists should never be detained for expressing their opinions.

We urge Your Excellency to do everything within your power to ensure that Merghani is released immediately and allowed to continue his professional duties without further harassment.

Thank you for your attention in the matter. We await your reply.

Sincerely,

OLE_Obj.
Ann Cooper
Executive Director

CC:
American Society of Newspaper Editors
Amnesty International
Article 19 (United Kingdom)
Artikel 19 (The Netherlands)
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Freedom Forum
Freedom House
Human Rights Watch
Index on Censorship
International Center for Journalists
International Federation of Journalists
International PEN
International Press Institute
Lorne W. Craner, United States Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human
Rights, and Labor
The Newspaper Guild
The North American Broadcasters Association
Overseas Press Club
Reporters Sans FrontiŤres
Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Society of Professional Journalists
World Association of Newspapers
World Press Freedom Committee

*************************
Hani Sabra
Researcher
Middle East and North Africa

Committee to Protect Journalists
330 Seventh Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Tel: (212) 465-1004, x-104
Fax: (212) 465-9568
Web: www.cpj.org

Subj: King Abdallah's picture with Abdel Barry ATwan's name in the "Eye Spy" Magazine
Date: 9/5/02 07:00:03 ’ Egypt Daylight Time
From: drmohamed@msn.com (DR MOHAMED NEZAMI)
To: info@jordanembassyuk.org, HKJEmbassyDC@aol.com, alquds@alquds.co.uk, gid@gid.gov.jo, arabtimes@aol.com
 

Greetings fellow countrymen/women:

I was reading an article about Abu Qutadah in the Sept. edition of the British magazine "Eye Spy", in it, the article quoted Mr. Abdel Barry Atwan, editor of the London based Al-Quds newspaper, and in the article were pictures of Abu Qutadah and others who are presumably muslim terrorists. The article also has a picture of king Abdallah ( which is unrelated to the article) being used instead of Abdel Barry Atwan's picture, with the name underneath it being marked Mr. Abdel Barry Atwan!!!!. I find it very funny that a widely circulated magazine and a British, yet mistaks king Adballah's picture for that of Mr. Abdel Barry Atwan. I hope you check this manner and perhaps take the Magazine's editor blindfolded to the Mukabarat (GID) to be interrogated and then charged with king slandering, or "ihanat magamat 3ulia". If you need a shahed zoor, I will volunteer.

Again the article is on page 10 of the magazine.

Dr. Eng. Mohamed K. Nezami,
Jordan, Jarash.

Subj: where are the documents
Date: 9/5/02 08:28:57 ’ Egypt Daylight Time
From: addishar@pldi.net (Addi Abuel Shar)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Dear sir
I am reading arab times , the page addressing "corruption in the Jordanian Universities" and the writer refers to " see document 1 and 2 and ...." I cannt access or see these documents, can you advise me on how to access the link.
thank you.

Addi S. Abuelshar MD

 

For more letters click her