- Preachers, Pulpits and Pirates:
Followers of the news will regularly come
across propaganda disseminated through the
media channels. The coverage of the war in
Iraq has ensured that the average person is
aware of this ubiquitous phenomenon.
This topic is of vital importance, largely
because propaganda can have huge effects on
public opinion. Although, not always in a
manner desired by propagandists. The power
of propaganda has grown proportionally to
the growth of a mass media. Read
Road Map to Nowhere: George W Bush and
his lapdog Tony Blair have been promising
an elusive document for years. I’m not
talking about their letters of resignation,
although that would go down well with many.
The document in question is the roadmap for
Middle-East ‘peace’. It would
not be overly cynical to argue that this is
nothing more than a way of appeasing the Islamic
World and maintaining the shaky thrones of
its Western backed tyrants. Read
for New: Every
now and then the manufacturers of products
such as washing powder and toothpaste proclaim
that they have produced a new formula.
We have become used to being bombarded with
words such as, “bigger and better”,
“fresher and cleaner”, even “new
- traditional” and of course
“new and improved”.
The Lies of the UN, doing the bidding
of America & Britian.
Backers Arrested for Looting: Capitialism,
greed and wealth creation at the expense
of others is a hawlmark of western hypocracy.
Chalabi is no different!
troops arrested fighters of Ahmed Chalabi's
U.S.-backed Iraqi National Congress yesterday
after they were found looting abandoned
homes of former members of Saddam Hussein's
we rise to protect the Islamic Ummah?
Drawing together many
of the aspects of the Iraqi occupation including
the direction the Ummah must take at this
critical time, Yusuf Patel asks whether
we are to obey Allah and engage in the work
to re-establish the Khilafah or whether
we will merely take the standpoint of the
bystanders and the onlookers.
Surprise! America Plans Permanent Military
Bases In Iraq Tuesday, April
The United States is planning to establish
up to four long-term military bases in Iraq.
The proposal would transform America's ability
to project its power in the Middle East.
Future arrangements depend largely on who
takes over as leader of Iraq. Read
ponder Islamic state amid vacuum
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
When local authority fell apart in the Baghdad
district of Aadhamiya, clerics at the mosque
of Abu Hanifah took it on themselves to
start restoring order to the war-torn streets.
Commandoes In Iraq To Assassinate 500 Scientists
Monday, April 21, 2003
Some 150 Israeli commandoes are currently
inside Iraq on a mission to assassinate
500 Iraqi scientists, a retired French general
told the French TV Channel 5 on Friday,
April 18. Read
are the Weapons
of Mass Destruction ?
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
LONDON, - Now that the U.S.-led forces actually
invaded and occupied Iraq, now that Saddam
Hussein’s regime no longer exists,
the question remains; where are Iraqi weapons
of mass destruction? A leading British paper
asked Sunday, April 13. Read
Wishes and Tools of the Kufaar Monday, March 24, 2003
ON THE GLOBAL
CRUSADE 79 YEARS AFTER THE KHILAFAH WAS
DESTROYED: THE WISHES OF THE NON-MUSLIMS
AND THE TOOLS USED TO FULFIL THEM
Muslims are not required to make political
analysis of what the kuffar (disbelievers)
desire of the Muslims by reading their newspapers
or watching what they say on television.
Rather Allah (SWT) has favoured the Muslims
with Islam which informs us, through the
Qur’an, about all their plans. To
avoid being short-sighted we must therefore
take advantage of this unique window into
the unseen to expose their plans and in
order to give us a better vision for the
future. Rather the media of the Kuffar will
not fail to corrupt the pure Islamic understanding
by inundating us with their culture, ideas,
conspiracy theories, distorted history etc…Read
GI Joe, the new Baa’th party executioner
It appears that the old regime of Iraq has
simply had a change of leadership. The tyrant
Saddam has been replaced by the tyrant Bush.
OCCUPATION OF BAGHDAD:
The reality of how the invading forces of
the United States are fooling the world!
PRESS RELEASE FROM IRAQ:
Translation of the 2nd press release coming
from the leadership of Jihad in Baghdad
from the Media Department
PRESS RELEASE FROM IRAQ:
Translation of the 1st press release given
by Sheikh Abu Iyad the Amir of the Mujahideen
in Baghdad. Read
worried about drop in oil prices! But the
reasons behind the invasion is larger!
TEHRAN, April 7 (AFP) - Neighbouring
Iran is worried at the prospect of a sudden
drop in oil prices once the war is over. Read
use Internet for Porn!
An ISP survey carried out in Pakistan showed
of Internet browsers during the year 2001-02
connected to porn/sex sites and 63% where
involoved with downloading video material.
This is an alarming statitstic that only shows
that the government of Pakistan has no control
over the running of ISPs in Pakistan. The
absence of government regulations on what
ISP can and cannot do, muslims of Pakistan
are witnessing their masses falling further
into the depths of dispear as crime figures
support civil unrest, gang-rapes and crimes
against women are on the rise.
This further proves that the government of
Pakistan is a capitalist government that is
exploiting the Muslims, changing the hearts
and minds toward embracing kufr concepts.
UN a tool of exploitation by the Colonialists
Muslims must realise how this organisation
functions and how it is used against the Muslim
Nation, i.e YOU! Read
the Islamic Shariah (Sharia Law)
Why are Muslims turning towards Allah(Swt)
Law rather than International toilet Law? Read
criticize the Muslim rulers?
Some say what's the point criticizing
the Muslims rulers when they are unable
to send their troops, unable to give
the order to cross borders into neighboring
Muslim land without UN permission?
This is simply
the point we are trying to make.
Rescue Baghdad’s Jewish Community
Center but not the National Museum!
In a repeat of similar public demonstrations,
in Saddam Square yesterday a crowd of Iraqis
was shouting: “Where is the peace?
We need food! We need water! We need aid!”
One banner strung between two electric poles
said “US President George W. Bush
supports the looters”.
Gangs ransacked the National Museum, smashing
display cases to grab treasures dating back
thousands of years to the dawn of civilization
The museum’s Deputy Director Nabhal
Aminhey said they had looted or destroyed
170,000 items of antiquity which were worth
billions of dollars.
In one part of town Arab News saw one police
officer, who offered to help the Marines
restore law and order in the city, manhandled
and then — after it was established
that he did not have any weapon —
sent on his way.
treasures of Islamic heritage
is watched under the grins of the US troops.
How they plunder our wealth, watch the loss
of artifacts that are owned by the Muslim
" STOP LOOTING AND GO TO THE MOSQUE."
Calls for Major UN Role in Iraq
ISLAMABAD, 13 April 2003 — Pakistan
yesterday called for a central role for
the United Nations in establishing future
political set up in Iraq and maintenance
of territorial integrity of the nation and
its control over its oil wealth.
A Foreign Ministry statement outlining
Islamabad’s position on the post war
developments in Iraq said Pakistan would
send its ambassador back to Baghdad as soon
the security situation there allowed.
It underlined the obligation of the US-led
coalition forces to “address the humanitarian
and other basic needs of Iraqi people as
well as to restore public order in Iraq.”
Widespread looting and breakdown of public
order have created a chaotic situation after
the fall of the regime of President Saddam
Hussein, who the coalition forces say is
either dead or on the run with his sons
and elite. “Governance of Iraq is
the right of the Iraqi people, and therefore
it should be restored to them as soon as
possible,” the statement said. “The
territorial integrity and sovereignty of
Iraq must be preserved, and also rights
over its natural resources. “The UN
should have a central role in shaping the
future of Iraq, as well as in addressing
the humanitarian and long term reconstruction
The statement said Pakistan had lined up
humanitarian relief goods for Iraq which
would be despatched as soon as logistical
arrangements were finalized. The government
is in discussion with all parties concerned
and neighboring countries to find the most
effective way of delivering the assistance,
it said. Foreign Ministry officials said
the Iraqi Embassy in Islamabad was still
Washington had asked for closure of Iraqi
embassies in about 60 countries across the
world. But government officials here have
said they had not so far received any formal
US request for taking the action.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman suggested
Iraqi diplomats should take refuge in the
neighboring countries rather than further
afield. “It will be wiser for them
to go to their neighboring states where
they will have no language barrier and also
they are familiar with those societies,”
the spokesman, said.
“Diplomatic ties end with the fall
of regime,” he said, referring to
the remarks by the ambassador of Saddam’s
regime to United Nations who had said “the
game is over.” Responding to a query,
the spokesman said the new government in
Baghdad was supposed to decide the fate
of its diplomats.
He said Pakistan would decide about reopening
of its mission in Iraq once the situation
had stabilized. Pakistan, one of the nine
non-permanent members of the UN Security
Council, has deplored the US-led war on
Iraq. Religious groups have organized huge
rallies across the country in recent weeks
to protest US-led attack. They criticize
the government for not taking a tough enough
stance on the issue.
These religious groups are also opposed
to Pakistan’s support for the US-led
war that toppled Afghanistan’s Taleban
regime for sheltering Al-Qaeda network blamed
by the United States for the Sept. 11, 2001
government is a blood sucking, $8bn sold
out sit for nothing, good for nothing anti-muslim
OF PAKISTAN REMOVE YOUR DESPOTIC LEADER,
BRING DOWN THE ANTI-ISLAMIC GOVERNMENT AND
BEFORE THEY SELL MORE THAN SUI GAS TO THE
leader is dreaming!
Mohammad Khatami told a gathering in the
city of Saravan that both Saddam Hussein
and the U.S.-led coalition had lost in this
He said Saddam had lost because his government
had been overthrown, and the United States
had lost because world opinion was opposed
to military action in Iraq. April
that did little to sway the British government
even though 2 Million marched prior to the
war? That the United
Nations being an organization against Allah(swt)
of which Iran is a member is a forum
for world opinion
but has no legal jurisdiction? Did the Muslims
of Iran elected this man as their leader?
What does he hope to accomplish by making
such foolish remarks? Muslims worldwide
are astounded by these remarks and can only
request that the Muslims of Iran remove
such a leader who has limited vision and
follows the lead of the United States.
Let us know what you think.
comes in many forms Why
are Muslims beliving in the hype that self-sacrafice
is to be abhorred?
is the greatest sacrifice that a human being
could possibly carryout for his fellow people
(humanity) and for his creator Allah(swt).
Answer: Without any compulsion
give up there life inorder to protect the
life, honor and dignity of his fellow kinsmen
and please his Lord Allah(swt). What higher
sacrifice could their possibly be?
may have fallen, but the Ummah is now united
The Crusaders have
marched into Baghdad after three weeks of
merciless bombardment with bombs and missiles
that have killed thousands. Those who were
not killed or injured in the attacks suffered
as the Crusaders knocked out vital infrastructure
such as water and electricity works, in
their bid to catch one man - Saddam.
Was it any surprise then that the western
"embedded" journalists - the Muslim
ones having been murdered by US forces -
painstakingly struggled to obtain angles
that would show the streets full of jubilant
people welcoming the US troops? Where were
the five million people of Baghdad? Where
were the scenes reminiscent of the fall
of communism in Russia and across Eastern
Withdrawal or Planned Withdrawal?
find it odd that the Iraqi military just
fizzled away without a fight? That Saddam
That no Weapons of Mass destruction where
found? It looks as though the Muslims of
Iraq where waking up to the oppression and
before they could carryout real action Saddam's
regime was saved by the American and British
think tanks. After all, Saddam was an allay
of the American and British establishment.
Its also the norm to build-up their rulers
and then blow them up, like what they did
with General Zia of Pakistan. Even though
the Kafir may have made prior arrangements
with Saddam, the end will be that instead
of keeping him alive to fight another day
or live until his natural life ends, the
kafir will assassinate him as this is the
normal end befitting a loyal subject of
the west. Belive it, its all true!
comes at a $$$ price!
and British troops invade
and take over from their originally planted
Regime headed by Saddam Hussian, the tribulation
dance and chants of Iraqi civilians who
dismantled the statue of the dictator will
soon be forgotten as the reality of the
war sinks in.
Muslims of Iraq will soon realize that their
liberators are nothing of the sort as they
replace their allying oppressor Saddam with
a new administration that will be pro-US
and Brian. Replacing one devil with another.
The UN will polish the Iraqi ambassadors
seat in the UN and welcome Iraq back into
the fold of global exploitation. Read
is on the Horizon - Run Tyrants!
Live pictures of Iraqis toppling a statue
of Saddam Hussein from its towering pedestal
yesterday sent shock waves through the Arab
world, forcing ordinary people to reconsider
From Morocco to the Persian Gulf, viewers
of Al Jazeera and other Arab television
networks sat transfixed by the same images
of cheering Iraqis
jumping on the ruins of the dictator's statue
that fascinated U.S. television watchers.
"Today is a clear lesson for dictatorships
in the Arab world. I think they should start
looking for ways to change their people's
lives," said Mohammed
al-Jassim, editor of Kuwaiti newspaper al-Watan.
The vivid images forced viewers for the
first time to admit there was no truth behind
the bluster of Iraqi Information Minister
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, who asserted until
Tuesday that no U.S. forces were near Baghdad.
A government worker Ali Hassan told the
Associated Press in Cairo, where many turned
off their television sets in disgust at
images of U.S. troops in
the Iraqi capital.
forces of Allah(swt) in control of Eight
towns in Northern Iraq
Islamic forces of
non-iraqi origin have taken control of more
than eight towns in northern iraq. The muslims
in these towns welcomed the forces and Allah(swt)
land was liberated from the evil designs
of the western powers.
US forces are bombing Islamic control towns
assisted with the evil designs of the Kurdish
forces allied to the western powers.
Reinforcements from the governments of Iran,
Turkey and Pakistan have been sought but
have not yet immerged. These governments
have sold out the Muslim Nation to the western
powers. It is incumbent upon all Muslims
worldwide to view such governments as rogue
states in the Islamic world and must be
removed from power.
If you though Saddam Hussian was bad, look
again, the rulers of the Muslim lands are
the most corrupt, untruthful and have killed
either directly or indirectly millions of
Muslims either within their populations
or neighboring states.
Plan to re-write Education policy of Iraq
A team from the United
States is drawing up plans to re-write the
Iraqi education system and the countries
If we draw on previous attempts by the British
establishment to rewrite history, it left
the Muslims of Egypt referring to the pharos
and the Muslims of Pakistan accepting the
historical events leading to the creation
of Pakistan at the hands of Ali Junnah in
1947, completely ignoring the 1400 years
of rich Islamic heritage.
It looks as though the western colonialist
will be at it again, screwing up the minds
of the young to accept a more liberal secular
view to life.
NEW DELHI, April 6: The United States has
persuaded Israel into
postponing a billion dollar defence
deal with India involving the sale
of Israeli Phalcon Awacs radar warning
system , saying that at
this juncture it could trigger tensions
between India and Pakistan, news
reports said on Sunday.
to get $1bn debt relief
The US is set to agree a $1bn (£640m)
debt write-off for Pakistan. The debt write-off
is being seen as a
reward from Washington to Pakistan
for the latter's key support and cooperation
in the campaign to oust the Taliban, al-Qaeda
from neighbouring Afghanistan and
the war in Iraq.
pledges $8 Billion for Post Iraq But no
money for the Iraqi's!
Regime change comes at a price! The $8 Billion
will not go towards rebuilding Iraq, this
money will be provided to Iran, Afghanistan,
Pakistan and Jordan for their exemplary
support and shoulder to shoulder commitments
not to help the Muslims of Iraq. These countries
silence was bought, while they continue
to denounce and verbally slander the US
and Britain, inside their hearts they are
rejoicing on the carnage and genocide being
inflicted upon the Muslims of Iraq. Read
Misrepresents Islam.. again!
Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra a representative of
the Muslim Council of Britian referd to
the British forces as "...Our boys!"
during a radio discussion on BBC Asian Radio.
He said that as Btritish Muslims (misnomer
term) he belived that supporting
british troops who are directly involved
in the invasion upon the Muslim Nation is
correct, and is supported by his organisation
Hawk crashes; F-18 down
The fate of those aboard a U.S. Army Black
Hawk helicopter remains unclear Thursday,
after the chopper was shot down late Wednesday
in south-central Iraq.
The Pentagon said seven soldiers were killed
and four others wounded and rescued
after the shoot-down Wednesday night.
Col. Tom Bright, the Marine Corps chief
at the U.S. Central Command's joint operations
center in Qatar, said an investigation has
been launched into what happened.
The crash happened near Karbala, about
50 miles from Baghdad. The city has seen
heavy fighting in recent days between coalition
forces and Iraqi Republican Guard units.
U.S. officials also said a U.S. Navy F/A-18C
Hornet went down over Iraq early Thursday,
and that a search-and-rescue operation was
launched for the pilot, who ejected.
A U.S. armored vehicle explodes Wednesday
after a fire in the vehicle near Karbala.
Muslims Wake Up!
There is one big problem with muslims, with
a war going on in iraq and afghanistan, people
interested in nit picking and what-if-scenarios
in the literature of the religion. let us
wake up. think practical. islam is a most
practical religion and muslims turn themselves
to a least practical people. hence all the
Discuss practical measures for today, tomorrow,
and the day after. discuss approaches. define
the enemy, a defense strategy, and a ractical
alive, not dead in some meaningless irrelevant
Learn about Political Islam and what
can do for the Muslim Ummah worldwide. START
Forces Attack Holy Tombs: Iraq
Picture of the exterior view of Imam Ali's
Holy Shrine in An-Najaf
BAGHDAD, April 2 - Iraqi Information Minister
Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf on Wednesday, April
2, accused the U.S.-led occupation forces
of bombing mosques and trying to destroy
the most sacred tombs of the Shiites in
the holy cities of An-Najaf and Karbala.
"They have bombarded some mosques
in An-Najaf and Kabala," AL-Jazeera
satellite channel quoted him as telling
a press conference in the Iraqi capital.
He charged the Anglo-American troops of
trying to destroy the tombs of imams Ali
and Hussein in An-Najaf and Karbala by sending
warplanes screeching low over the holy sites,
and warned of a Shiite outcry.
"They are trying to crack the buildings
by flying low over them," he said.
"This will be scorned by all Shiites
all over the world," Sahhaf asserted.
He also denied U.S. reports of advances
toward Baghdad on two fronts, around Karbala
and across the Tigris river to the east.
The Iraqi information minister, in addition,
denied reports of U.S. advances in the Karbala
area and in Al-Kut province.
"What they have mentioned about a
breakthrough, this is completely opposition
the facts on the ground," he said.
The U.S. military for its part claimed
Iraqi forces were firing on American and
British forces from An-Najaf's Ali mosque.
& News Agencies
Justice Bill aimed at
Political Muslims in UK
is diverted by the War against the Muslim
nation, the British government has stepped
up its relentless campaign to further erode
civil liberties by deviously proposing the
reform of the Criminal Justice system. These
changes will affect Political Muslims living
in the UK, whether holding citizenship or
not but will allow the state to do the following:
the Hearts & Minds
of Muslims of Iraq
This term has been quoted so many times
of late, but what does it really mean? To
learn more about how the American and British
forces invading Iraq are enforcing, changing
the Hearts & Minds of the Iraqi people,
subjugating them to the most terrifying
acts of aggression & oppression, that
of inflicting genocide and massacre upon
civilian populated areas.
Mid-day Monday, ITN News
on ITV made mention that a prominent reason
behind the pause by the US forces near baghdad
was due to anti-GPS satellite equipment
found located around Baghdad that was interfering
with cruise missile attacks. Supposedly
affecting the GPS satellites in space thus
causing cruse missiles to target incorrectly.
Now if that were true then why is it that
the Pentagon has released information that
700 Cruse missiles had been fired successfully
upon Baghdad so far and did not mention
any Anti-GPS tracking devices? This
is a further lie by the media controlled
Being untruthful to its public to gain public
oppinion is what Democracy is all about,
so that when they do attack Baghdad as Army
Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, March 25, 2003
“You got to
go in there and bust their chops badly,
and let the speed and momentum and violence
They are stupefying
the British People so they can unleash untold,
horrifying calamities that will result in
hundred of thousands of civilian casualties
as well as tens of thousand coalition casualties.
I wondered why the figures issued by the
Journalist of up to 2000 US and British
troops Killed in action (KIA) doesn't tally
up with official figures released by US
& British commanders. There is also
large numbers of desertion amongst the British
and US troops wanting to return home.
in a Baghdad market which killed more than
60 people last Friday was indeed caused
by a US cruise missile
Meanwhile it has emerged - as a result of
detective work on the internet by a Guardian
reader - that the explosion in a Baghdad
market which killed more than 60 people
last Friday was indeed caused by a cruise
missile and not an Iraqi anti-aircraft rocket
as the US has suggested.
A metal fragment found at the scene by
British journalist Robert Fisk carried various
markings, including "MFR 96214 09".
This, our reader pointed out in an email,
is a manufacturer's identification number
known as a "cage code".
Cage codes can be looked up on the internet
(www.gidm.dlis.dla.mil), and keying in the
number 96214 traces the fragment back to
a plant in McKinney, Texas, owned by the
Raytheon, whose headquarters are in Lexington,
Massachusetts, aspires "to be the most
admired defence and aerospace systems supplier
through world-class people and technology",
according to its website (www.raytheon.com).
It makes a vast array of military equipment,
including the AGM-129 cruise missile which
is launched from B-52 bombers.
Tuesday April 1, 2003
volunteer with Danish
citizenship killed in Iraq
The body of a Palestinian
man of Danish nationality
killed in Iraq where he went to fight against
the US-led invasion was returned to Lebanon
and buried here on Tuesday, family members
Thaer Hussein Othman, a 28, was one of thousands
of Arab volunteers who according to Iraqi
officials are in Iraq to oppose the coalition
forces. Othman lived in Denmark with his
wife and three-year-old son. When the war
broke out on March 20 he immediately travelled
to Iraq via Syria. He did not die in combat
but was seriously injured last week while
on the road from the Syrian border to Baghdad,
when fire from a US Apache helicopter hit
the bus he was in. Othman died of his wounds
in a Baghdad hospital on Sunday, family
Othman was born in the Palestinian
refugee camp of Burj al-Barajneh in southern
Beirut, and emigrated to Denmark in 1987,
when he was 13. This was during the Lebanese
civil war and a year that saw fierce battles
in Beirut's refugee camps.
His relatives said he had no political affiliations,
and frequently visited Lebanon because he
missed it. Some 5,000 people attended his
funeral in Burj al-Barajneh Tuesday, where
Othman and his wife have relatives, to a
fusillade of assault rifle shots. The first
report of a Palestinian killed in hostilities
in Iraq came on March 20, the day the war
started. The man killed in a coalition missile
strike was said to be a member of the Arab
Liberation Front, a pro-Iraqi Palestinian
faction, and was also a resident of a Lebanon
refugee camp. For his part, a senior Palestinian
official in Lebanon told AFP that hundreds
of Palestinian volunteers had left to Iraq
"to fight on the sides of the Iraqi
people against the American-British invaders."
"Hundreds of fighters from the popular
army, created in 1997, have already been
sent to Iraq through bordering countries,"
said Munir Maqdah, head of the armed wing
of the mainstream Fatah faction in south
April 1 (AFP)
Government Self Interests self-evident [Muslim
lives are worth $$$]
The International Monetary Fund (imf) on
Sept 26 2002
approved the final tranche of Pakistan's
loan with the fund, IMF sources
US/British Forces bomb Islamic sites Unconfirmed reports indicate
that American forces have begun operations
near historical islamic sites in Iraq. These
sites that are held in high esteem
in Islam came under bombing runs by American
will US/Britain/UN fuck-up the Iraqi People?
Post War Iraq seems to be at the forefront
of the minds of the invading forces and Kufr
How best to:
denounce Islam from the minds of
and minds of Iraqi society to accept
western society, democracy, freedom,
mass prostitution, capitalism,
secularism and Darwinism,
Make them willing to sell the oil to
western corporations (esp. US),
the UN to plan for a programme to subdue
the masses, institutions and incorporate
new ones to pollute the minds of the generations,
UN forces to patrol and enforce International
Law for the next 10 years,
Iraq in the similar way Afghanistan is
still waiting to be reconstructed. IN
summary they plan to assimilate the people
from Muslims following Islam to Muslims
following their desires, non-muslim personalities
and the duniya.
a illegitimate government to rule over
the people by secular democracy
a leader, actor as an agent reporting
back to his masters in the west (every
Muslim country has one!).
Military generals and commanders who look
over the shoulder of their appointed leader
and report back intelligence thru the
UN to the western master who can take
preemptive action in advance (again the
same within every Muslim country in the
Tony Blair was quoted in saying, "..
My advice to the Iraqi people is to surrender,
resistance is futile , we are to
take over the country in the name of liberation".
What ever happened to the cause of military
action due to the weapons of mass destructions,
it seems to have taken a back seat!