Thursday, 30 July 2015

Mike Huckabee´s Iran comment (video)

Watch the video and see how Mike Huckabee defends his very honest but strong words....


Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee defends himself after coming under fire for invoking the Holocaust when criticizing President Obama’s support for the Iran nuclear deal.

Mike Huckabee was widely criticized by the antisemite lobby when he said that Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran will “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

Huckabee’s position is that he felt strong words were needed to get his message across. And he explained that he has “no regrets whatsoever” about what he said. 

About US President candidate Mike HukabeeMichael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American author and politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries. Wikipedia

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

U.S DoS Press: Designation under Russia's "Undesirables" Law of the National Endowment for Democracy

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 28, 2015

We are deeply troubled by Russia’s formal designation of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) as a so-called "undesirable" organization. This designation only heightens our concern that the so-called “undesirables” law will further restrict the work of civil society in Russia. This action is a further example of the Russian government’s growing crackdown on independent voices and another intentional step to isolate the Russian people from the world.
We continue to be concerned about increasing restrictions on independent media, civil society, members of minority groups, and the political opposition. Russians, like people everywhere, deserve an open marketplace of ideas, transparent and accountable governance, equal treatment under the law, and the ability to exercise their rights without fear of retribution.
We urge the Government of Russia to uphold its international obligations and commitments to respect the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association, and the rule of law.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Rest in peace President Abdul Kalam

Today we bid farewell to Dr Abdul Kalam, India's 11th president, who collapsed and died, aged 83, on Monday evening while doing what he loved, addressing students.
Born in humble circumstances in a Muslim family in rural Tamil Nadu, a young boy who sold newspapers as a boy to help his family make ends meet, rose to the highest office in the land. And he did so not through the conventional route of a political career but through the dint of hard work as a scientist in government service. 
India's "missile man", as he was dubbed in the popular press, Abdul Kalam was a rocket scientist who rose to prominence as head of the country's successful civilian space and missile defence programmes. 
An unlikely compromise candidate for president, he soon became the most popular occupant of that exalted post, disregarding its customary ceremonial role to reach out to ordinary people, particularly the young. 
Combining idiosyncratic power-point presentations of his vision for India's future with instructional poems for children, lecturing on everything from solar energy to the importance of broadband connectivity for India's villages, Abdul Kalam "ignited minds", to use the title of one of his five bestselling books (he published 17 in all). 
He also touched hearts, as the outpouring of national grief at his demise has once again made clear.
As a Muslim steeped in Hindu culture, he was to many an oddity - a scientist who could recite classical Tamil poetry, who played the rudra-veena, a traditional South Indian instrument, and listened to Carnatic devotional music every day, but performed his namaz with no sense of incongruity. 
In melding the Islam into which he was born with a strong sense of the traditions in which his civilization was anchored, Abdul Kalam was a complete Indian, an embodiment of the eclecticism of India's heritage of diversity. 
With his long silver hair unfashionably combed back and his thick Tamilian accent, he was an unlikely pop culture idol, but that was what he became.
His popularity was undimmed by his relinquishment of office. In retirement he set himself a demanding schedule of speeches, notably to educational institutions, and had an uncanny ability to connect with a variety of audiences. 
I shared a number of stages with him and marvelled at his range of expertise - space travel one day, corporate social responsibility the next, rural uplift the day after: it seemed he had an idea a minute. Every pronouncement of his was imbued with pride in the past and boundless faith in the limitless possibilities of the future.  Abdul Kalam was also, unusually for an Indian who occupied the high positions he did, a man of great modesty.
All one can say is In his life and his work, APJ Abdul Kalam embodied the best of what India can be.  India has never had a more beloved president. Active till the end, he left the world in mid-speech, as if to remind us that he still had something more to say. 
The shock of his sudden passing has left a nation bereaved. India and the modern world mourns his death, his life will not be forgotten.

U.S: Illegal Migrants Crime Wave in Texas: 611,234 Crimes, 2,993 Murders

Senator Ted Cruz proves official´s of bending statistics un their favour 


The murder of Kathryn Steinle on the Embarcadero in San Francisco by an illegal alien is the most familiar example of a crime committed by an alien.  But an unreleased internal report by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that aliens have been involved in thousands of crimes in Texas alone, including nearly 3,000 homicides.
PJ Media obtained a never-before-released copy of a Texas DPS report on human smuggling containing the numbers of crimes committed by aliens in Texas.   According to the analysis conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes in Texas from 2008 to 2014, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults.
he report describes an alien crime wave of staggering proportions exacerbated by federal officials unwilling to enforce immigration laws.
The Texas DPS report says well over 100,000 individual criminal aliens have been booked into Texas jails: From October 2008 to April 2014, Texas identified a total 177,588 unique criminal alien defendants booked into Texas county jails. These individuals have been identified through the Secure Communities initiative, in which Texas has participated since October 2008.
There are almost certainly more criminal aliens who haven’t been identified as aliens.  The 177,588 criminal aliens identified by Texas through the Secure Communities initiative only can tag criminal aliens who had already been fingerprinted.  Arrests of illegal aliens who have not been fingerprinted prior to arrest are not included in these arrests numbers derived from the Secure Communities initiative.
That means that the already stratospheric aggregate crime totals would be even higher if crimes by many illegal aliens who are not in the fingerprint database were included.
The Secure Communities initiative is an information-sharing program between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. Presumably, both departments would have data on the number of fingerprint searches conducted that revealed a criminal act involved an alien.
Texas has been ground zero in illegal alien crossings into the United States.  The Texas DPS report shows that in the Rio Grande Valley, 154,453 illegal aliens were apprehended in 2013.

Pakistan Tried to Create 'World's Most Powerful Surveillance System' by Illegally Tapping Undersea Internet Cables

Pakistan built a widespread illegal intelligence system with technology ….. The report highlights some of the prestigious privacy securing an international organization that Nokia Siemens Networks has been involved in building one of the world's most comprehensive illegal surveillance.  

The report says the country’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency hired intermediary companies to acquire spying toolkits from western and Chinese firms for domestic surveillance.

It also claims the ISI sought access to tap data from three of the four “landing sites” that pass through the country’s port city of Karachi, effectively giving it access to internet traffic worldwide. Pakistan was in talks with a European company in 2013 to acquire the technology, but it is not clear whether the deal went through – a fact the rights organisation said was troubling.

“These cables are going to route data through various countries and regions,” Matthew Rice, an advocacy officer for Privacy International, said. “Some will go from Europe to Africa and all the way to south-east Asia. From my reading that’s an explicit attempt to look at what’s going on.”Traffic from North America and regional rival India would also be routed via the cables, he said."These cables are going to route data through various countries and regions," Matthew Rice, an advocacy officer for Privacy International told AFP."Some will go from Europe to Africa and all the way to South-east Asia. From my reading, that's an explicit attempt to look at what's going on."

In its bid to increase its surveillance activities, ISI also hired several intermediary companies that provided it with the spying tools. Some of its 'interception equipment providers include Atis (Germany), Ericsson (Sweden), Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) / Trovicor and Huawei (China).Privacy International, which is dedicated to exposing governments and companies carrying out surveillance on public, said that Pakistan's ISI was abusing the surveillance system. 

"Pakistan's intelligence agencies have abused their communications surveillance powers, including by spying on opposition politicians and Supreme Court judges. Widespread Internet monitoring and censorship has also been used to target journalists, lawyers and activists," the report noted. The 55-page report noted that the data collection sought in the ISI's proposal "would rival some of the world's most powerful surveillance programmes" including those of US and Britain.(see link to PDF below)

Pakistan is yet to comment on the disclosure made by the group…..

Tipping the scales: Security & surveillance in Pakistan (PDF):
Privacy International Find out if GCHQ Illegally spy on you here: Did GCHQ illegally spy on you? | Privacy International

Monday, 27 July 2015

Daesh or IS for the perplexed

 Daesh or So-called IS burst on to the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq. It has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings. The group though has attracted support elsewhere in the Muslim world,  and a US-led coalition has vowed to destroy it.

What does Daesh want?

In June 2014, the group formally declared the establishment of a "caliphate" - a state governed in accordance with Islamic law, or Sharia, by God's deputy on Earth, or caliph. It has demanded that Muslims across the world swear allegiance to its leader - Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri al-Samarrai, better known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - and migrate to territory under its control. 
Daesh has also told other jihadist groups worldwide that they must accept its supreme authority. Many already have, among them several offshoots of the rival al-Qaeda network.
Daesh seeks to eradicate obstacles to restoring God's rule on Earth and to defend the Muslim community, or umma, against infidels and apostates. The group has welcomed the prospect of direct confrontation with the US-led coalition, viewing it as a harbinger of an end-of-times showdown between Muslims and their enemies described in Islamic apocalyptic prophecies.

IS areas of influence, August 2014 to April 2015

What are its origins?

IS can trace its roots back to the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian who set up Tawhid wa al-Jihad in 2002. A year after the US-led invasion of Iraq, Zarqawi pledged allegiance to Osama Bin Laden and formed al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), which became a major force in the insurgency.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (2006)
The tactics of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi were considered too extreme by al-Qaeda leaders

After Zarqawi's death in 2006, AQI created an umbrella organisation, Daesh in Iraq (ISI). ISI was steadily weakened by the US troop surge and the creation of Sahwa (Awakening) councils by Sunni Arab tribesmen who rejected its brutality. 
Baghdadi, a former US detainee, became leader in 2010 and began rebuilding Daesh´s capabilities. By 2013, it was once again carrying out dozens of attacks a month in Iraq. 
It had also joined the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, setting up the al-Nusra Front.
In April 2013, Baghdadi announced the merger of his forces in Iraq and Syria and the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis).  The leaders of al-Nusra and al-Qaeda rejected the move, but fighters loyal to Baghdadi split from al-Nusra and helped Isis remain in Syria.

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi religious minority flee Islamic State fighters by walking towards the Syrian border (11 August 2014)
Religious minorities, particularly Iraq's Yazidis, and Christians have been targeted by Islamic State

At the end of December 2013, Daesh shifted its focus back to Iraq and exploited a political stand-off between the Shia-led government and the minority Sunni Arab community. Aided by tribesmen and former Saddam Hussein loyalists, Isis took control of the central city of Falluja.
In June 2014, Daesh overran the northern city of Mosul, and then advanced southwards towards Baghdad, massacring its adversaries and threatening to eradicate the country's many ethnic and religious minorities. At the end of the month, after consolidating its hold over dozens of cities and towns, Isis declared the creation of a caliphate and changed its name to Islamic State (Daesh)

Map showing air strikes against targets in Iraq and Syria

How much territory does Daesh control?

Islamic State supporters attend a rally outside the Nineveh provincial government headquarters in Mosul (16 June 2014)
Many Sunni Arabs showed their support for Daesh after the group overran Mosul

In September 2014, the director of the US National Counterterrorism Center said IS controlled much of the Tigris-Euphrates river basin - an area similar in size to the United Kingdom, or about 210,000 sq km (81,000 sq miles). 
Seven months later, the US military declared that Daesh had lost about a quarter of its territory in Iraq - equating to 13,000 to 15,500 sq km - but that its area of influence in Syria remained largely unchanged, with losses in some areas offset by gains in others. 
However, these figures do not necessarily reflect the situation on the ground. In reality, Daesh militants exercise complete control over only a small part of that territory, which includes cities and towns, main roads, oil fields and military facilities. 
They enjoy freedom of movement in the largely uninhabited areas outside what the Institute for the Study of War calls "control zones", but they would struggle to defend them.
Similarly, it is not entirely clear how many people are living under full or partial Daesh control across Syria and Iraq. In March 2015, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross put the figure at more than 10 million. 
Inside areas where Daesh has implemented its strict interpretation of Sharia, women are forced to wear full veils, public beheadings are common and non-Muslims are forced to choose between paying a special tax, converting or death.

How many fighters does Daesh have?

Omar al-Shishani, a Chechen, appears in a video with other foreign jihadist militants in Syria
Thousands of foreigners have fought and died for Daesh in Syria and Iraq

In February 2015, US Director for National Intelligence James Clapper said Daesh could muster "somewhere in the range between 20,000 and 32,000 fighters" in Iraq and Syria.
But he noted that there had been "substantial attrition" in its ranks since US-led coalition air strikes began in August 2014. In June 2015, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said more than 10,00 Daesh fighters had been killed. 
To help mitigate the manpower losses, Daesh has turned to conscription in some areas. Iraqi expert Hisham al-Hashimi believes only 30% of the group's fighters are "ideologues", with the remainder joining out of fear or coercion. 
A significant number of Daesh fighters are neither Iraqi nor Syrian. In May 2015, a state department official estimated that the group had attracted more than 22,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 countries. 
Studies by the London-based International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) and the New York-based Soufan Group suggest that while about a quarter of the foreign fighters are from the West, the majority are from nearby Arab countries, such as Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Jordan and Morocco. 

Chart showing the origin and number of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq

What weapons does Daesh have?

Heavily-armed Islamic State fighters drive through Raqqa, Syria (30 June 2014)
Daesh has become one of the most sadistic jihadist groups in the world

Daesh fighters have access to, and are capable of using, a wide variety of small arms and heavy weapons, including truck-mounted machine-guns, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns and portable surface-to-air missile systems.
They have also captured tanks and armoured vehicles from the Syrian and Iraqi armies. Their haul of vehicles from the Iraqi army includes armoured Humvees and bomb-proof trucks originally manufactured for the US military. 
Some have been packed with explosives and used to devastating effect in suicide bomb attacks.
The group is believed to have a flexible supply chain that ensures a constant supply of ammunition and small arms for its fighters. Their considerable firepower helped them overrun Kurdish Peshmerga positions in northern Iraq in August 2014 and the Iraqi army in Ramadi in May 2015.

Where does Daesh get its money from?

Islamic State fighter throws confiscated goods away in Raqqa, Syria (14 August 2014)
In areas under its control, Daesh controls trade and collects taxes and fees as well as hygiene...

The militant group is believed to be the world's wealthiest. It initially relied on wealthy private donors and Islamic charities in the Middle East keen to oust Syria's President Assad. Although such funding is still being used to finance the travel of foreign fighters to Syria and Iraq, the group is now largely self-funding.
The US Treasury estimates that in 2014 Daesh may have earned as much as several million dollars per week, or $100m in total, from the sale of crude oil and refined products to local middlemen, who in turn smuggled them in Turkey and Iran, or sold them to the Syrian government. 
But air strikes on oil-related infrastructure are now believed to have diminished such revenue.

Map showing oil pipelines and IS control

Kidnapping also generated at least $20m in ransom payments in 2014, while Daesh raises several million dollars per month through extorting the millions of people living in areas under its full or partial control, according to the US Treasury. 
Daesh is believed to raise at least several million dollars per month by robbing, looting, and extortion. Payments are extracted from those who pass through, conduct business in, or simply live in Daesh territory under the auspices or providing services or "protection". 
Religious minorities are forced to pay a special tax. Daesh profits from raiding banks, selling antiquities, and stealing or controlling sales of livestock and crops. Abducted girls and women have meanwhile been sold as sex slaves.

Why are they so brutal?

Videos and photographs of sadistic killings have helped persuade thousands of soldiers to abandon their posts

Daesh members are jihadists who adhere to an extreme interpretation of Sunni Islam and consider themselves the only true believers. They hold that the rest of the world is made up of unbelievers who seek to destroy Islam, justifying attacks against other Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Beheadings, crucifixions and mass shootings have been used to terrorise their enemies. Daesh members have justified such atrocities by citing the Koran and Hadith, but Muslims have denounced them. 
Even al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who disavowed Daesh in February 2014 over its actions in Syria, warned Zarqawi in 2005 that such brutality loses "Muslim hearts and minds".

Sunday, 26 July 2015

The reality regarding U.S Homeland Security profiling any culture or religion.....

U.S Homeland security has decided to state who is a true Muslim and who not.  Really ? Yes really! 
IS is according to U.S HS not described as Islamic terrorists even if we talk of large areas they them self's declare as the ISLAMIC STATE having no there laws but Islamic Sharia laws. IS has even having issued own coins... And along with, schools, hospitals shopping malls just like any other Arab nation.

So…If someones name is Muhammad, Ali, Abdullah, Omar, what are they? 
Is such a person  not a Muslims? 
To deny this person to be some sort of Muslim sounds very wrong indeed.
Among Muslims there are as many differences sorts as there are among other religions.
Lets look at it closer: Christian Mormons might not like Lutherans and Greek Orthodox  Christians might not like the Baptist church and more ….
In other words, Michael, Christian, Peter, or Thomas would most likely be Christian or that Moses Izchak, Mordechai, and Avi would most likely be Jewish. Pavan, Himmat or Satwant would most certainly be Hindu names ….

How can US Homeland Security say that Muslims don't think that ISIS are Muslims when most statistics show a very growing support of IS among Muslims world wide?
This has been reported on many occasions and Muslim media like Al Jazeera did confirm this as well.

For fairness sake lets at least be honest we have NOT seen the Islamic world stand up against IS calling them self's Islamist´s! Some might have done so but most choose not to dislike IS publicly. 
In fact the IS philosophy reminds us a lot of the Wahhabi Muslim ways.
And a large amount of Muslims support them according to any statistic released by anyone.

Lets take a example:
Many Muslims we know ask their wives to express their religion publicly by wearing a covered head in a Muslim fashion so hat one can spot them a mile away. If that is moderate is matter of opinion...
however anyone expressing their religion publicly is a devote believer in today's world no matter what his or he religion is, this is a fact no one can deny.

US Homeland security has no right to profile who is a Muslim. Especially not if they pray 5 times day read the same Koran as others think alcohol is Haram (bad) and eat only so called Halal food.
Neither does any Muslim nations security a right to say who is a Christian.

SDR thinks everyone has the right them self's to choose of what religion they are and that no one else has the right to dispute it no matter how painful it is.

If the U.S  is accepting the 3rd gender and same gender marriage "but not the fact that IS are practising Muslims, then U.S security in deep trouble, and with it the rest of the world!


DHS Secretary Won't Describe ISIS As 'Islamic' Terrorists - ABC News
Al Jazeera poll suggests 81% of Arab Muslims support ISIS | Communities Digital News
More than 42 MILLION Muslims 'support Islamic State' | World | News | Daily Express

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Really? U.S Department of Homeland Security Won't Describe ISIS As 'Islamic' Terrorists

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says that in order to keep ISIS from radicalizing Americans inside the United States, it is "critical” not to use the word “Islamic” when describing attacks or other actions tied to the terrorist group.

“[ISIS] would like to be referred to as ‘Islamic extremism’ because it therefore concedes that what they are saying and what they are doing occupies legitimately some form of Islam,” Johnson said today at a national security forum in Aspen, Colorado.
“The Muslims I know and that I’ve spent a lot of time with in this country believe just the opposite,” he added.

Rebuffing any suggestion that he’s being “politically correct,” Johnson said “building trust” with Muslim community leaders across the United States is “fundamental” to the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism efforts.

Johnson's comments come days after 24-year-old Mohammod Abdulazeez launched a deadly rampage against Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Federal investigators say he was apparently inspired by Al Qaeda ideology, but they are still looking for any evidence indicating he may have been inspired by ISIS as well.

Johnson has sat down with as many as 100 community members at a time – in meetings from Minneapolis to Maryland – to discuss how they can help identify and stop Americans like Abdulazeez from being radicalized by an onslaught of online ISIS propaganda in particular, the secretary said.

In each of those meetings, according to Johnson, he “consistently” hears this: “[ISIS] is trying to hijack my religion.”

“And so if you call it ‘Islamic anything,’ we are dignifying this terrorist organization with occupying a part of the Islamic faith which Muslims in this country I know push back very strongly on,” Johnson said. “If I went into these meetings calling it ‘Islamic extremism,’ I’d get nowhere.”

“I think it’s critical that in order to build our relationships and build our level of cooperation with the Islamic communities here, we have to say to them ‘Look, we understand that what this depraved terrorist organization is doing is no part of your religion,’” Johnson told those attending the Aspen Security Forum, which brings together some of the highest-ranking officials in counter-terrorism and intelligence from around the world.

Homeland Secretary Johnson suggests term 'violent extremism' used at behest of Muslim leaders | Fox News
Jeh Johnson's Amnesty Lies | Frontpage Mag
HOMELAND STUPIDITY CHIEF: My Job Is To “Give Voice To The Plight Of Muslims” 
Terrorists not breaching U.S. border: Jeh Johnson - Washington Times
Homeland Security Sec. Johnson doesn’t believe “suspicious” video of Obama’s exec order contradictions » 
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: “We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims”
Jeh Johnson’s Amnesty Lies » The war from within against our national security safeguards. 
Homeland Security head aims to build trust in L.A. Muslim community - LA Times

Oh, Puh-leeze! DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson remarks on the Quran’s ‘quintessentially American values’ 

Source ABC news.

Mainly Muslim Cocaine and Heroin Gang Jailed for 62 Years

A  drugs ‘co-operative’ which stretched from East Lancashire to West Yorkshire and Merseyside has seen 10 men receive jail terms totalling more than 60 years.
Heroin and cocaine with a street value of around £2million passed through a wide-ranging distribution network that ran from co-ordinators down to street-level dealers, Preston Crown Court was told.  Prosecutor William Baker said that the case revolved around the supply of heroin and cocaine on the streets of Burnley, Brierfield, Nelson and Colne and the ‘wholesale’ shipping of hard drugs across the north.

The ‘wholesale’ arm of the operation saw Mohammed Zishan Amjad transport two kilos of cocaine from James Taylor in Liverpool to two drug dealers in Bury. Street dealers Ziad Khaliq, Haroon Mahmood and Shahid Akhtar were first observed dealing in hard drugs to known addicts by Lancashire Police detectives in November, as part of the same chain.  Mr Baker said it appeared that a terraced house in John Street, Brierfield, was used as a base where the drugs would be cut up and handed out to dealers.

Mahmood and Khaliq were each involved in police pursuits, on separate occasions in Brierfield and the Bank Hall area of Burnley, while trying to evade officers who wanted to talk to them about their dealing.  Anwar Ahmed was also involved in transporting half a kilo of heroin from Huddersfield to the Accrington area, with Zishan Amjad and Akhtar involved with the drugs being moved on later.

Several arrests were made after half a kilo of heroin was brought in a taxi by a Huddersfield man from West Yorkshire to Brierfield. After the hearing DI Simon Brooksbank from Lancashire Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit said: 
“These individuals caused significant problems on the streets of Brierfield and Burnley as a result of their drug dealing and other criminality. I hope the fact that these men have now been jailed reassures local residents that we are committed to tackling organised crime on this scale, in turn helping to make their streets a safer place to live.”

Passing sentence during a two-day hearing, Judge Stuart Baker described the operation as a ‘drugs co-operative’ in which those taking part played different roles.
As seen here almost all are followers of the religion: How comes that this is the matter that unite 90% of the group ?

Mohammed Zishan Amjad, 27, of Eskdale Close, Brierfield, was jailed for six years. Anwar Ahmed, 28, of Colne Road, Burnley, was jailed for seven years, and Mohammed Furqan Amjad, of Halifax Road, Brierfield, was given 54 months.
Shiraz Afzal, 46, of Limefield Avenue, Brierfield, was jailed for 69 months, Ziad Khaliq, 29, of Devonshire Road, Burnley, for four years, and Haroon Mahmood, 25, of John Street, Brierfield, for 52 months.
Cousins Neil Hazelwood, 30, and David Hazelwood, 41, both of Ben Brierley Wharf, Failsworth, were jailed for 11 years and six months and four-and-a-half years respectively.
James Taylor, 41, of Montrovia Crescent, Liverpool, was jailed for eight years and Shahid Akhtar, 39, from Huddersfield, was jailed for two years.
Amjad was also being convicted of money laundering and the Hazelwoods also pleaded guilty to drugs supply offences.

Carl Daniels, 40, from Bradford, and Mohammed Azad, 60, of Shipley, were each given 12-month jail terms, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete 200 hours community service for money laundering.
Prosecutors accepted that there may have been a more senior figure who had an oversight of the whole conspiracy.

Source: “Lancashire Telegraph”