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Subj: Fwd: Fw: Brothers Be Ware!... Urgent!!!
Date: 10/31/02 10:04:03 AM Central Standard Time
From: rabab41@hotmail.com (Rabab Khirfan)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

>From: "Mayada Al-Ghamian" 
>To: mayaghkh@yahoo.com, mouttassem@junglemate.com, rabab41@hotmail.com, RANIANOWAR@aol.com 
>Subject: Fwd: Fw: Brothers Be Ware!... Urgent!!! 
>Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 16:15:02 -0500 

>>From: "bennk KHirfan" 
>>To: darkrose04@hotmail.com, ghandi_khirfan@hotmail.com
>>hania18@hotmail.com, khirfanorma@hotmail.com
>>lonlyrose62@hotmail.com, mayada62@hotmail.com
>>omarania24@hotmail.com, roro148@hotmail.com
>>tamara_khirfan@hotmail.com 
>>Subject: Fwd: Fw: Brothers Be Ware!... Urgent!!! 
>>Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 13:37:28 +0000 
>> 
>> 
>>>From: abedk
>>>To: Belal Khirfan 
>>>Subject: Fw: Brothers Be Ware!... Urgent!!! 
>>>Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 23:37:05 -0500 
>>> 
>>>Assalamu Alikum! 
>>> 
>>>Belal I foreworded this message to at least 5 major Mosques in the 
>>>London area. I hop they get the message. Read below.. 
>>> 
>>>Abed 
>>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>>From: abedk
>>>To: mosques@salaam.co.uk
>>>Cc: drtdurg@yahoo.com ; info@makkimosque.co.uk 
>>>Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 10:57 PM 
>>>Subject: Brothers Be Ware!... Urgent!!!
>>> 
>>> 
>>>Assalamu Alikum! 
>>> 
>>>Dear Brothers and sisters, 
>>> 
>>>My name is Abdalhakim Khirfan living in Michigan, USA. I'm 
>>>writing to cushion you of a con artist and a thief. He visited us 
>>>in the States and now he is in London. 
>>> 
>>>This man is from Jordan his name is Majdee Al-Adham, or (Majdi, 
>>>Majdy) Adham. He is a young man age 37, slim and smooth talking, 
>>>he is shroud, he changes his story and nature depending on whom he 
>>>is talking to. Therefore, be careful ! He prays in mosques, 
>>>memorized few Jezuaa (chapters) of the Holy Quran, and in some 
>>>occasions, Majdee told me and others in Texas many stories, a 
>>>double agent for the Jordanian secret service (Mukhabarat), and a 
>>>prisoner in the country of Iraq, trainer of champion horses. Car 
>>>dealer in the Gulf states and on and on .. Insha Allah you've got 
>>>the picture on this character. 
>>> 
>>>He Stoll money and checks from his family and friends in the USA 
>>>and suspected of similar incidents in Amman, Lebanon and other.. 
>>>He Fled the USA and know has several criminal complaints against 
>>>him and several outstanding warrants for his arrest... THIS MAN IS 
>>>SMOOTH AND DANGEROUS. 
>>> 
>>>Brothers and sisters, I'm telling you this information for the 
>>>sake of Allah and . Allah orders us to "Umer be almarouff wa 
>>>nahee ann. laminar" (Order the good and forbid the evil deeds).
>>>And because, I wished someone has forewarned us before his visit.
>>>
>>>Please brothers and sisters, spread this message to every mosque 
>>>/ Islamic center in London and any other place / country you might 
>>>think this man could be moving to. This man is fast, he does not 
>>>stay in one place for to long he is on the run. He left the States 
>>>to London on October 20, 2002.
>>>
>>>May Allah forgive us All.

 
Subj: i am one of the readers of arabtimes
Date: 11/6/02 12:49:42 PM Central Standard Time
From: sea1978@hotmail.com (hamza haster)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

hello

i am new citizen of usa because i was born in oklahoma.i am from libya so i 
grown up there. i have been here in stillwater about 3 months & this is the 
first time i come here . i hope i can know my rights here as a citizen. one 
of my questions " do i need to submit toefl exam even i am a citizen?"
i read in arabtimes about what happened at osu in stillwater.i asked 
emarates students who lived here for 2 years about hammood al-rasheedy & 
mohammed al-fardan but they told me they don't know about it.one of them 
told me that emarat studeents treated very bad during 11 September.
i think arabtimes should check very well bout it & i hope we can know the 
real theives.

bye

 
Subj: Dr. Osama Fawzi
Date: 11/6/02 3:17:38 PM Central Standard Time
From: sbreaka@yahoo.com (Safeya Breaka)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Dear Dr Fawzi,
I am new to your Arab times. I lost faith in Arabs long time ago. I left my beloved city (Al-eskandariah) and lived in US for almost 15 years. I am writing this E-mail to you to tell that once I started reading your writings I was glued to the page. Afarem aleek. Salute to you Dr. Fawzi and Ramadan Kareem.
Safeya

 
Subj: Hanna Mukbil
Date: 11/9/02 12:21:44 AM Central Standard Time
From: fsfreij@yahoo.com (fred freij)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

I was reding an article in your magazine : Arabtimes, in hathihe almar'a section in particular about Suhaila Indrawus wife of Dr. Ahmad Abu Matar.
Anyway, I am an Arab from Ramallah Palestine living in michigan. I do admire your magazine because it tells us many facts about our Arab kings and presidents.
I am refering to an article where Dr. Ahmad Abu Matar wrote about how Yaser Arafat's " zu'uran" got rid of Nagi al Ali, Michail al Nimri, and Hanna Mukbil. I wonder if Hanna Mukbil and Hanna Makha"eel are the same person.I know Hanna Makha'eel in person. He is from Ramallah where he got his phd in political science in the USA and was deeply involed in politics. He was very close to Yaser Arafat and always talked in ABC , nbc, cbs about the Paletinian cause.He used to be known as Abu Omar. In fact he is first cousin to Hanan Ashrawi.
This man disappeared with no trace about 20 or 25 years ago where his parents do not know til now whether he is still alive or dead. I just wonder if Dr Matar has misspelled his name. 
With all my respect to you Dr Fawzi.
Faraj S. Freij

 
Subj: Saleh Gallab Article
Date: 11/10/02 11:09:31 AM Central Standard Time
From: mohamed_nezami@yahoo.com (Mohamed Nezami)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Dear Arabtimes:

I enjoyed the article regarding Mr. Gallab (Bani
Hassan) you wrote. I happen to have also been born
next to his little village (Al Aloul. A little village
with warm simple people. Most of whom now days live
in poverty as a result of the palace and its men such
as Batikhi and Majaly gangs, while Mr. Gallab enjoys
the isolation by living in Amman and driving his 500SL
Benz and never show up to check on those left behind,
nor check on the donkeys that are still the only way
of transporting to say the least that Mr. Gllab's
500SL show up with few kilos of sugar for his ailing
ancestors. Very unlike the honorable Rehaimy his
cusin who is a member of the parliament who refused to
live in Amman, and has hired 100s of his village's
young men in private sectors, and has a house that is
open 24 hours to the sons and daughters of Bani
Hassan.

One thing important you have missed is how Mr. Gallab
came to being a British citizen ?, and who is paying
for his son's education in USA. This is a hint that
will lead you right to London and not the Hashimite
palace. As you maybe know, there are people in London
who care about having the king stay in power more than
the king or his palace protectors themselves. I
thought you guys would be smarter than this, unless
this article was to glorify Mr. Gallab, who from a
little Bedouin boy went to a DiploHmar !. Finally, as
Mr. Taztuz said, "la letholm la le el fasad fe mamalik
wl wahm we dajal"

You Friend, the Bedouin, Mohamed Nezami.

 
Subj: Ma'an events
Date: 11/13/02 12:10:28 PM Central Standard Time
From: urdonion_ana@hotmail.com (Urdonion Ana)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Dear Mr. Osama Fawzi,
You have not been discreat at your resentment for the Arab regimes, and 
particularly your undying hatred towards the Hashemite Royal Family in 
Jordan. I am not writing to argue about that, because that is your opinion 
and you are entitled it.
But to paint everything that the Jordanian government does in such a 
negative fashion is to be very narrow minded and very resentful, rather than 
what you should be as a journalist; objective. Does everything has to be a 
conspiracy to you? Does everything that happens in Jordan has to be purely 
political and has to have Americans or Zionists behind it? Haven't you 
raised the possibility that Shalabi is in fact a criminal and a terrorist? 
After all, he has always spoken highly of Osama Bin Laden and Ayman 
Thawahiri, two men you dislike just like you dislike the royalty in Jordan. 
Are you that blinded by hatred to see that Jordanians don't want armed 
groups going out of control? Whether they are Islamic or not, whether they 
are justified to oppose the government or not, you don't shoot at people, 
and attack people, and use religion and politics as a justification for your 
criminal action! These people, just like Bin Laden, are using religion to 
justify their crimes. Shalabi is not even from Ma'an! And the whole campaign 
wasn't to arrest just 5 people, it's to arrest well over 50 people who are 
promoting anarchy in our country. I'd rather the country be run by 1 
government that thinks it's right, than be consumed in conflict by 50 armed 
factions that are out of control, each of whom claim they're right. 
Regardless, there has to be order in the country, otherwise we end up like 
many African countries where there is a lack of order, like Sudan, Algeria, 
etc... Whether my government is right or wrong, I don't want my country to 
become like Sudan or Algeria.
Mr. Fawzi, I suggest you get over your hatred, and start thinking about 
things sensibly. The Jordanian Airforce would not bomb a city of its own, 
where civillians live. They will not let themselves cause so many 
casualties. If they bomb Ma'an, and only kill the suspects, then so be it. 
But don't use that to bring up old memories and conflicts that people want 
to get over, such as the Black September 1970 events. The Jordanian and 
Palestinian people want to get over that. There was a conflict, and mistakes 
were made on both sides; the Palestinian fighters were ruthless, they were 
out of order, and they were creating new laws within a state already with 
laws. They used civillian populations to hide, and the Jordanian army, in an 
attempt to destroy them, incurred civillian casualties, which was also 
wrong. Once you admit that, we can start to get over it, because the 
Jordanian and Palestinian people are tied by blood and history, and it's 
people like YOU, Mr. Fawzi, who promote hatred and discrimination, and 
people like Shalabi, like Osama Bin Laden, not the Jordanian Army and 
security forces that are trying to maintain the safety of their country, 
regardless of what happens in Afghanistan or Iraq or wherever.
If you want to criticize the Royal family, please do, by all means. They are 
humans just like any of us, and therefore not above criticism. BUT please 
stop spreading hatred.

Sincerely,
Urdionion Ana

 
Subj: MUSLIMS IN MA'AN..DRUGS!!!!!
Date: 11/13/02 4:44:30 PM Central Standard Time
From: YUMMYS@HARTCOM.NET (YACOUB NASRALLAH)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

RAMADAN KAREEM
IF THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT WANT TO STOP MUSLIMS IN MAAN FROM SMUGLING DRUGS(WHICH I REALY DOUBT THIS) THEY SHOULD GO AFTER FAYEZ BATAYNEH THE SON OF AN EX-EMBASSADOR OF JORDAN TO THE UAE HE IS ADDICTED TO DRUGS AND SOME OF HIS COUSINS AND UNCLES IN IRBID ARE BIG DRUG DEALERS IN RIBID THEY BRING THERE STUFF FROM SYRIA N LEBANON..
WHEN I WENT TO YARMOUK UNVERSITY ......FAYEZ ( UNFORTUANTLY MOVED TO OUR APPTMNT. THROUGH A CHARKESIAN FRND USED TO LIVE WITH ME) FAYEZ WAS ALWAYS DRUNK OR DRUGGED AND ALWAYS CURSING PALESTINIANS ( A REAL TYPICAL S.O.B.) ...HE SAID ONE TIME: MY FATHER WAS COMING TO IRBID ( IN LATE 60 S) AND "IWLAD IL SHARMOTA IL FALASTEENIAH" STOP HIM AND SLAPED HIS CHEEK ( SLAKHOOH KAF YA3NEH BIL 3ARABY)...WHERE IS THE JORDANIAN GOVNMT. FROM THIS KIND OF DRUG DEALING IN JORDAN ?????/ WHERE IS THE JORDANINAN GOVNMT. WHEN PEOPLE LIKE FAYEZ DRIVE THERE CAR AND RISK OTHER PEOPLES LIVES ( NOT HIS IM NOT WORRIED ABOUT HIS LIFE).....AND WHEN I MET HIM TILL I FINISH SCHOOL HE WRICKED HIS CAR MORE THAN FIVE TIMES.......AND HE WENT TO ALHOSSEN AL TEBIAH HOSPITAL SEVERAL TIMES ....FOR DRUG REASONS ...HE DIDNT PAY FOR HIS STAY IN THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE HIS UNCLE IS THERE HIS UNLCE NAME IS SOMETHING SOMTHNG BATAYNEH...I THINK IT IS TAGA3 MAZA3 HABASH NAHASH AL BATAYNEH.......
SALAM

 
Subj: Arafat and His Robberies! Something I read.
Date: 11/15/02 12:48:32 AM Central Standard Time
From: vandobang@yahoo.com (vando bang)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

How corrupt is the PA? How much money have Arafat et al. stashed away? Where did the money come from? How long have we known about it? The first public evidence that Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization had at least $10 billion came to light when the Pakistani-owned rogue Bank of Credit and Commerce International was shut down by the Bank of England on July 5, 1991. Britain's National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) published its own estimate of the PLO's loot in a 1993 briefing paper on organizations threatening the UK, calling it "the richest of all terrorist organizations." NCIS estimated the PLO's ill-gotten gains at $8-10 billion. In addition, the PLO enjoyed an annual income of about $1.5-2 billion from "do nations, extortion, payoffs, illegal arms dealing, drug trafficking, money laundering, fraud, etc." In the U.S., the General Accounting Office investigation of Arafat and the PA's wealth in November 1995 was kept secret because the CIA insisted that the publicity would hurt the "national security interest." This despite the CIA's own report in 1990 that the PLO had $8-14 billion. Then came the Oslo accords. Following the 1993 ceremony on the White House lawn, Arafat pleaded poverty and set out, hat in hand, on a world aid tour, claiming that the peace process would collapse without financial support from the international community. Exactly how much money Arafat and his gang have pocketed is hard to ascertain. But the conspicuous consumption of Arafat and his inner circle - rows of ostentatious villas, shopping sprees in Paris, and late-model Mercedes-Benzes - has not gone unnoticed by ordinary Palestinians, who live in dismal conditions. When $326 million disappeared from PA coffers in 1996, the Palestinian Legislative Council established a special commission to investigate corruption within the PA. The ensuing report found that nearly 40 percent of the PA's $800 million annual budget (coming mostly from foreign aid) had been lost through corruption and mismanagement. The PA's comptroller wrote: "The overall picture is one of a Mafia-style government, where the main point of being in public office is to get rich quick." Arafat suppressed the report but promised reform. In October 1999, Azmi Shuaibi, chairman of the PLC's Budget Committee, had harsh words for the PA at the 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Durban, South Africa: "The recent corruption found in the PA is similar to the corruption that exists in the rest of the Arab countries' governments." Soon after, the London Daily Telegraph revealed that computer hackers had broken the security code of the PLO's computer system, uncovering records of about $8 billion the PLO held in numbered bank accounts in New York, Geneva, and Zurich, and smaller secret accounts in North Africa, Europe, and Asia. The newspaper also unearthed further secret holdings of the PLO - including front companies, European real estate, and shares in Mercedes-Benz and the national airlines of the Maldives and Guinea-Bissau - totaling about $50 billion for the year 2000 (up from $32 billion recorded in 1998). Naturally, Arafat and his men denied the report. Ongoing demonstrations by disgruntled Palestinians frustrated with this corruption convinced Arafat that his rule was becoming shaky. It was in large measure to deflect internal turmoil that he launched the intifada. In 2000, Arab countries pledged $1 billion to the PA to ease the economic hardship of the Palestinians. Past dealings with Arafat, however, prompted them to demand that "Chairman Arafat show complete transparency in the funds" and provide a detailed report on how the money would be spent. Arafat refused to comply, and the Arab leaders suspended transfer of the money, telling the PLO chairman that they were doing so "for fear that the money will end up in the wrong pockets." By April 2001, however, things had changed: Arab donor countries, recognizing in Arafat's intifada a convenient distraction from their own countries' problems, began pumping money again into the PA. At least $45 million per month was transferred directly to Arafat, most notably from the Saudis and Saddam Hussein. This money was not given to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people, but to fund PLO terrorist training and organizations, such as Islamic Jihad and the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. Recently, the monthly donations from Arab nations were increased to $55 million, in addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars raised in special events to fund the escalating intifada, such as the now infamous Saudi telethon to raise money for the families of Palestinian homicide bombers. Money flows in from the European Union, too. Despite voluminous evidence of use of aid money to fund terrorism collected by the Israeli Defense Forces at Arafat's compound in Ramallah - including handwritten instructions from Arafat himself - millions of dollars continue to pour in from the EU. Why? Chris Patten, the EU commissioner, wrote on May 7 that "the EU had not seen any hard evidence that the EU funds have been misused to finance terrorism or for any other purpose." "Arafat Bombs, Europe Pays" was the headline of the German newspaper Die Zeit on June 7. The newspaper's special investigation into EU funding revealed that at least 4.1 billion euros have flowed from the EU to the PA since the autumn of 1993, in addition to hundreds of millions of euros in grants contributed by individual European countries. When the Israelis stopped transferring the PA's share of revenues from import duties after realizing where the money was going, the EU stepped in to replace those funds. Each month since June 2001, 10 million euros have been paid directly to Arafat. Die Zeit reported that a few European legislators called for an end to the funding for fear that the money was being used to fund terrorism. But Chris Patten dismissed these concerns, praising "Europe's especially strict mechanisms for ex-ante and ex-post controls." Not even the interception of the illegal arms shipment from Iran on the Karine-A fazed EU bureaucrats. So, the financial umbilical cord from Europe to the PA remains, and the IMF representative charged with monitoring how the funds are used admits that "we do not oversee how every euro is spent, because we are not auditors." On June 19, following a slew of homicide bombings by Arafat's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the EU parliament voted to give an additional $17.7 million to the PA. According to the Associated Press, "Patten conceded that corruption in Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority and other problems made it impossible to know where every euro finally ended up [because] 'it's an impossible question to ask in the real world.'" But perhaps some in the Arab world have had enough. On June 5, the Kuwaiti daily Al-Watan published documents it received from a Cairo branch of a Middle Eastern bank showing that Arafat had deposited $5.1 million into his personal account - to support his wife and daughter, who live in Paris and Switzerland. According to the same report, the money came from Arab aid funds that had been allocated for the Palestinian people. By now, EU aid to Arafat and the PA has reached at least $4.5-5 billion. U.S. aid to the PA runs about $75 million annually, not including the millions of dollars sent each year from private sources. Corruption is rife, and today the Palestinians are further away from democracy than ever before. As long as Arafat controls the PA's funds and he and his gang remain in power, no real reform is possible.

 
Subj: JAWAL Phone Co., PAlestine
Date: 11/16/02 11:09:17 PM Central Standard Time
From: SuccessB@aol.com
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Dear Sirs,

JAWAL ( Den of Thieves)

I read your article about JAWAl -Palestinian phone Company and its DEN OF THIEVES. The head of Jawal is Zahi Khouri.

ZAHI KHOURI is the head of 3 largest Palestinian companies:

-National Soft Drink Company - Coca Cola
-Palestinian Communication Company
-Palestinian Mobile Company ( JAWAL)

Why 1 person is head of 3 largest companies in Palestine ?
1 company is not enough ?

0ne must question how & why Zahi Khouri bacame head of these 3 companies ?
He is related to Ramzi Khouri , head of Arafat's office. Zahi was living in New York for many years and well known to many bars and night clubs. The last thing Zahi Khouri and Marwan Kanafani had in mind is really feeling the pain of the Palestinian people and improving their economy.

They both cooked and stole important projects from the Palestinian people. Why this Hakum Kanafani , Marwan's son from a night club GO GO dancer who knows nothing about telecommunications and mobile services as a sudden became the President of Jawal ?

This position was a gift to his father Marwan Kanafani for cooking the Jawal deal through Arafat's shaky hands.

Why in all places companies pay for the Mobile license except in Jawal case ?
Why in all places there is more than 1 mobile company except in Palestine , only Jawal with exclusive privileges and no competition.

I read in Alhayat Newspaper - Palestine Nov 15,2002 that Zahi Khouri declared that If Enron , and World Com companies followed same accounting procedures he is using as head of 3 largest companies in Palestine , these giant American companies would have never declared bankruptcy. Imagine that !!!!

Getting rid of this wide spread corruption is a must for a new and healthy Palestinian economy.

 
Subj: Pleased, But Unfortunately Arabic-Illiterate
Date: 11/19/02 3:32:34 PM Central Standard Time
From: DGuynes@jones.com (Guynes, Del)
To: arabtimes@aol.com
 

Dear ArabTimes:

I have looked with relish at your website, having just discovered the Arab
Times newspaper through a recent Wall Street Journal article in the
Marketplace Section ("Boomtown", Lee Gomes--Monday, 11/18/02). During my
self-guided tour, I noticed only two articles on your site that were
available in English, to my disappointment.

I understand that it would be a challenge to translate all of your work into
English, and that doing so might not reap a commensurate benefit to your
economic bottom line. Futile though it might be, I would like to cast my
vote for being able, for a fee if necessary, to view your work in English.
As I conduct business in the Middle East, the only view of Arab-American
relations comes from those acquaintances of mine who live there (Lebanon and
UAE), and that generally are pro-American, to the extent it is possible
without having a truly free press in those locations. I would like to have
the benefit provided by an American-based Arab view of these relations as
well; the two articles of yours I did read strongly suggest that you take
advantage of the freedom of the press priviliges in the U.S.

Sounds like you're doing a very good thing by publishing your newspaper. I
hope to be able to get more of it in the future.

Kind Regards and All the Best for the Arab Times,

Del Guynes
Englewood, Colorado
+303 784 8288
dguynes@jones.com


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