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  1. selams Thankyou for your reply,if you re read the article it is not just about Iraq,as i said Iraq is a representation of the picture we view before us ie; an example .also if you read the article it states I use the word genocide purposely to get your attention, as it seems human life is only valued in great numbers, whereas one life lost innocently does not get the attention and justice it deserves. Thousands of children died during the Iraq sanctions and that was still not recognized as genocide, hundreds of thousands are dying all over the world from Sudan to China, Asia to Europe, but who cares? Still not worthy of one single voice? This is not about Muslims my friends…This is about the whole of humanity!!! Iraq is a representation of the picture we view before us. I have not been selective,if i had gone into the global aspect to great length , the post would of been to long and defeated the object of the post wich is unity. As I also said at the end once agian This is not about Muslims my friends…This is about the whole of humanity!!! Iraq is a representation of the picture we view before us. selams amani
  2. The time is now what will you do? To my Sunni and Shia, sisters and brothers Genocide happens daily in Iraq, what amount of death equates genocide? Do the Muslims have to wait until the UN says it is genocide? For if so, surely they will not. This is part of their greater plan. So who will speak out and ask the right questions? How many deaths does it take for genocide to bear meaning? Was not the depleted uranium enough? I use the word genocide purposely to get your attention, as it seems human life is only valued in great numbers, whereas one life lost innocently does not get the attention and justice it deserves. Thousands of children died during the Iraq sanctions and that was still not recognized as genocide, hundreds of thousands are dying all over the world from Sudan to China, Asia to Europe, but who cares? Still not worthy of one single voice? This is not about Muslims my friends…This is about the whole of humanity!!! Iraq is a representation of the picture we view before us. Do you ever ask the question why it is once again others who are doing more to help Muslims in Iraq than Muslims? They are trying to stop the war, writing to there congress or MP’s, demonstrating, making videos and making informative documentary’s and putting them on the net showing the world the truth, many have set up websites and show the real story not only what goes on in Iraq, but the whole picture globally, and some even loosing their lives in doing so. This is of no surprise to the followers of the Mehdi, as the end of time depicts not the global ruling of the Muslims and their sects, but the calling of all humanity to the one God. What are the Muslims doing? We have one group blaming the other, and in being at each others throats they are sure to justify all the murders and crimes they commit in the name of Allah. The Shia says it’s the Sunni or Wahabis, or the coalition forces, and the others say it’s the Shia. Religion is used by all to murder and to justify daily killings. It has absolutely nothing to do with Islam when such atrocities are carried out; it is to do with the individual persons own perception of whome they deem they are, and his or her own ideology and self importance, (we are what we create). Whilst this goes on the oppressors sit back and smile, because the Muslims are doing their dirty work for them. Allah does not permit murder. Allah says to take the soul of one human being is like you have taken the whole of mankind’s life. The coalition forces do not abide by Allah. Sadly, Muslims, both Shia and Sunni SHOULD yet don’t. This is the tragedy of our times. It is one thing to protect your country from invaders and another to help them annihilate its people. The Muslims justify murdering the Iraqi people, how do they do this, many ways, don’t matter what sect of Islam you are in they will always find justification, and the most abhorrent is the ones who deny they have murdered and when found out they try to justify it with sayings like, oh they deserved it if we didn’t kill them they would have killed us. They don’t just murder them they also torture them, daily finding new ways and new ideas in how to inflict agonizing pain on there Muslim brothers and sisters, electric drills seems to be the most popular. Where the hell in Islam does Allah permit such? Also beheading is becoming quiet popular, oh Muslims you have become dehumanized, is it not enough that the coalition forces see Iraqi people as non human? That they use chemical weapons rape abuse torture, is it not enough that the intra-structure in Iraq has collapsed? Is it not enough that the Iraqi people are daily without food water and medical attention, hundreds of thousands fleeing there homes, that there resources have been stolen. As I said Iraq is just a representation of the whole picture, and if you can see this, then you can also see the critical state globally, and inshallah realize before it is to late that our hands also are stained with the blood of innocents if we do nothing. Do not the Muslims fear Allah do not the Muslims think we do not know it is all about power of there sect to rule in Iraq, Power to dictate control and we are seeing this, each sect threatening there people with enforced Islam. Either you do what we say you should do, or we will kill you. This is what Islam has come to today. Control by fear, is there any difference to this and USA enforced democracy? The ulima are accessible they are not an elite group; they are supposed to be there for the people. So go to them ask them what can we do what should we do. Sunni and Shia are looking at there ulima wondering what are you doing while our brothers and sisters are killing each other? The Sunni and Shia in Iraq accept each other as Muslims have lived side by side for generations, until now they never saw division they were all Iraqi people. Now they live in fear Sunni and Shia alike. How many people say oh the Al - Madi will come and he will sought it out……….No he wont come and he wont sought it out………..no savior will come and make a change until the people change themselves. When Allah sends a savior he will send him to the whole of mankind not just the Shia or Sunni Muslims. It seems Allah has been negated out of this altogether; Allah is now used as a means to justify mans devaluation of human life, and his thirst for supreme power and world domination. We are in the end of times, it seems many don’t quiet comprehend what this means. It is not about a singular faith or sect ruling. It is the completion of humanity towards the one God………… The time is now…what will you do ? Your sister in Islam amaniamani313@hotmail.com
  3. ISLAM UNDER ATTACK TO THE PSEUDO MEN IN OUR UMMA We all heard of Fatima's letter from Abu Ghraib prison;a letter that sent shockwaves accross the Muslim world.Have most Muslim men gone fishing?Are most Muslim males pseudo men? By Abu Haitham Al-Hijazee History does indeed repeat itself. We all heard of Fatima’s letter from Abu Ghraib prison; a letter that sent shock waves across the Muslim world. Well, here is a similar story from time past. Several centuries ago, Muslim lands were overrun by the crusaders who did not waste anytime to kill men, rape women, steal money, and destroy properties. Good scholars and Imams were having difficulties mobilizing people to fight the invaders. Sheikh Ibn Al-Juzee, a respected Islamic scholar, a writer, and a historian, was living at the time and was the Imam of the Amawy Mosque, in Damascus. On one Friday, Ibn Al-Juzee delivered a very moving Friday sermon that had a very unique and dramatic ending. Here are the most important excerpts from his sermon that day: “Oh people : How have you forgotten your religion, abandoned your glory, and stayed put instead of rushing to defend the religion of Allah? Are you content with staying behind? Did you think that glory and honor were meant to belong to the Kafirs? Didn’t you know that Allah made glory and honor to belong to Allah, his messenger, and the believers? Don’t you feel any pain when you see the enemy of Allah and your enemy step with his filthy feet on your land which was made yours by the blood of your fathers? Don’t you feel ashamed that the filthy Kafirs humiliate you and use you as slaves while not too long ago you were the masters of this world? Don’t your hearts shake and don’t you feel any anger seeing what the enemies of Allah are doing to your brothers and sisters? How could you see your brothers and sisters here and in neighboring towns being tortured and humiliated and continue to eat, drink and enjoy life? Oh people, war is going on, the caller of Jihad is calling on you, and the skies have opened their doors (to receive those who would be martyrs). If you are not capable of answering the call for Jihad, get out of the away then, step aside, and let women do the job for you. In the meantime, you may go home and reach for makeup kits and put some on your faces. Go ahead and reach for the Makahils (special tool that was used to beautify the inside of women eyes with a black paste called Kuhl). You are women with turbans and beards, are you not? If not, then get out of here to the horses, and here are the bridles for them (horses). At this very moment, Sheikh Ibn Al-Juzee threw a package on the floor of the Mosque, and then asked the sitting worshipers: Do you know what that is? Do you know from what material the horse bridles were made? He then answered his own question: These bridles were made by women from their own hair as they do not have anything else in their possession to offer you. I swear by Allah, these are braids of hair from women whose hair was never seen by the eye of the sun. The women cut off those braids because romance time has ended and war time has begun. The holy war in the cause of Allah first and to defend our land and dignity second, has begun. If you cannot control the horses with these bridles, then take the bridles home and use them to beautify yourself. Haven’t you any dignity left? The sheikh then turned his head away from the worshipers and let his eyes gaze throughout the Mosque and started to shout: “May the pillars of this Masjid sway freely, may the gravels separate and scatter with force and may hearts burn with bruises and pain, as men have given up their manhood.” With that last statement, Sheikh Ibn Al-Juzee ended his Friday sermon. Just who are those men he was talking about? He certainly made it clear that having male reproductive organs does not make a person a man. Allah has made that clear as well. “Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: Of them some have died and some (still) wait: But they have never changed (their determination) in the least.” 33:23 This verse clearly shows that not all believers are men in the eyes of Allah. Only those who stay the course to fulfill their covenant with Allah are men in the eyes of Allah. They are ready for any and all consequences. Allah has taken a covenant from each of the descendants of the Children of Adam (all humanity), born or unborn, without any time limit: “When the Lord drew forth from the Children of Adam from their loins their descendants, and made them testify concerning themselves, (saying): “Am I not your Lord (who cherishes and sustains you)?”-They said: Yes! We do testify! (this), lest you should say on the Day of Judgment: “Of this we were never mindful.” 7:172 According to the above verse, all Children of Adam have acknowledged their duties to Allah. They understood Tawheed (oneness) and what is expected of them in terms of practicing it, implementing it, and eradicate any other form of worship. Some males kept their covenant, those were true men. Many others did not keep their covenant, they were pseudo men. In preparation for the battle of Uhod, the prophet (pbuh) positioned sharp shooters (using bow and arrows) on strategically located hills around the battle field. The prophet instructed the shooters not to leave their positions even if dogs and wolves were seen eating the Believers alive. Soon after the battle started, Muslims scored an initial victory and the enemy started to withdraw. When the shooters saw this, they decided to come down in a hurry (thereby disobeying the Prophet) to get their share in the war booty. The retreating enemy saw this as a once in a life time opportunity to turn a disgraceful defeat into a decisive victory. They turned around, surrounded the believers, and launched a surprise attack. The attack sent Muslim fighters into chaos; after all, many of them were busy counting their pennies. Many fled the battle field, the Prophet’s command position was compromised and enemy soldiers were within a stones throw from the Prophet. Only a few companions remained with the prophet defending him. One person was fighting ferociously only a few meters in front of the prophet, making sure that no kafir would reach him. The person did not have a shield like the other fighters and ended up receiving twelve serious wounds in that battle. The prophet saw a Muslim fighter running away from the battle field, he then called on him to let go of his shield so that a real fighter could use it. The retreating male threw his shield to the ground and continued to run away. The person who was defending the prophet picked up the shield, put it on and continued fighting. That person was having tough time with Kafir fighters on horse backs. As this person was standing on the ground and the kafir would charge with his horse right into the noble fighter, so this person quickly came up with a solution to the problem and struck the horse’s ankle, so the horse would trip and the kafir would either fall or at least be at low enough height to be struck by the person defending the prophet. The suspense must end now. Who was that person who ferociously fought the kafirs while many “male Muslim fighters” ran away from the battle field? That person was a female, a woman by the name Nasibah Bent Kaab, known as Umm Umarah. Umm Umarah had all the characteristics of men that Allah described in 33:23 above. The running away Muslim soldiers had all the characteristics of the males who were addressed by Sheikh Ibn Al-Juzee. Umm Umarah had all the characteristics of the lions of Fallujah. The running away soldiers had all the characteristics of thousands of Iraqis who would stand in disgraceful lines to apply for menial jobs with the occupiers, instead of scaling the walls of the green zone by the tens of thousands if not by the millions to let the occupiers know that they will not be allowed to stay one day in Iraq. No guns, tanks, or airplanes can break the will of people when they are united. Ibn Al-Juzee’s message fits millions of Muslims (inside and outside of Iraq) perfectly. Real men stand up to be counted at times when no one else would care.
  4. Negroponte's 'Serious Setback' By Dahr Jamail t r u t h o u t | Perspective Friday 03 March 2006 John Negroponte, the US National Intelligence Director, provided testimony on Tuesday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on "global threats." Negroponte, who was the US ambassador to Iraq from June 2004 to April 2005, was immediately promoted to his current position after his presence in Iraq. Ironically, he warned the committee on Tuesday, "If chaos were to descend upon Iraq or the forces of democracy were to be defeated in that country ... this would have implications for the rest of the Middle East region and, indeed, the world." Warning of the outcome of a possible civil war in Iraq, Negroponte said sectarian civil war in Iraq would be a "serious setback" to the global war on terror. Note - he did not say it would be a "serious setback" to the Iraqi people, over 1,400 of whom have been slaughtered in sectarian violence touched off by the bombing of the Golden Mosque last week in Samarra. No, the violence and instability in Iraq would be a "serious setback" to the global "war on terror." But it's interesting for him to continue, "The consequences for the people of Iraq would be catastrophic," whilst feigning his concern. Because generating catastrophic consequences for civilian populations just happens to be his specialty. If we briefly review the political history of John Negroponte, we find a man who has had a career bent toward generating civilian death and widespread human rights abuses, and promoting sectarian and ethnic violence. Remember when Negroponte was the US ambassador to Honduras, from 1981 to 1985? While there he earned the distinction of being accused of widespread human rights violations by the Honduras Commission on Human Rights while he worked as "a tough cold warrior who enthusiastically carried out President Ronald Reagan's strategy," according to cables sent between Negroponte and Washington during his tenure there. The human rights violations carried out by Negroponte were described as "systematic." These violations Negroponte oversaw in Honduras were carried out by operatives trained by the CIA. Records document his "special intelligence units," better known as "death squads," comprised of CIA-trained Honduran armed units which kidnapped, tortured and killed hundreds of people. Victims also included US missionaries (similar to Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq) who happened to witness many of the atrocities. Negroponte had full knowledge of these activities, while he made sure US military aid to Honduras increased from $4 million to $77.4 million a year during his tenure, and the tiny country became so jammed with US soldiers it was dubbed the "USS Honduras." It is also important to remember that Negroponte oversaw construction of the air base where Nicaraguan Contras were trained by the US. This air base, El Aguacate, was also used as a secret detention and torture center during his time in Honduras. While Negroponte was the US ambassador to Honduras, civilian deaths sky-rocketed into the tens of thousands. During his first full year, the local newspapers carried no less than 318 stories of extra-judicial attacks by the military. He has been described as an "old fashioned imperialist" and got his start during the Vietnam War in the CIA's Phoenix program, which assassinated some 40,000 Vietnamese "subversives." Negroponte's death squads used electric shock and suffocation devices in interrogations, kept their prisoners naked, and when a prisoner was no longer useful he was brutally executed. Outraged at the human rights abuses by the Reagan-Bush administration, in 1984 Nicaragua took its case to the World Court in The Hague. The decision of the court was for the Reagan-Bush administration to terminate its "unlawful use of force" in international terrorism and pay substantial reparations to the victims. The White House responded by brushing off the court's findings and vetoed two UN Security Council resolutions that affirmed the judgment that all states must observe international law. In the middle of Negroponte's tenure in Iraq, the Pentagon (read Donald Rumsfeld) openly considered using assassination and kidnapping teams there, led by the Special Forces. Referred to not-so-subtly as "the Salvador option," the January 2005 rhetoric from the Pentagon publicized a proposal that would send Special Forces teams to "advise, support and possibly train" Iraqi "squads." Members of these squads would be hand-picked Kurdish Peshmerga militia and Shia Badr militiamen used to target Sunni resistance fighters and their sympathizers. What better man to make this happen than John Negroponte? His experience made him the perfect guy for the job. What a nice coincidence that he just happened to be in Baghdad when the Pentagon/Rumsfeld were discussing "the Salvador option." Fast forward to present day Iraq, which is a situation described by the Washington Post in this way: "Hundreds of unclaimed dead lay at the morgue at midday Monday - blood-caked men who had been shot, knifed, garroted or apparently suffocated by the plastic bags still over their heads. Many of the bodies were sprawled with their hands still bound." The Independent newspaper from London recently reports that hundreds of Iraqis each month are tortured to death or executed by death squads working out of the Shia-run Ministry of Interior. During the aforementioned committee hearing, Negroponte said that the US is concerned about the purchasing of arms by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Negroponte accused Chavez of using funds generated from the sale of oil to purchase weaponry, saying, "It's clear that he is spending hundreds of millions, if not more, for his very extravagant foreign policy at the expense of the impoverished Venezuelan population." Coincidentally, on the exact same day he said this, the US State Department announced that the only new rebuilding money in its latest budget request for Iraq is for prisons. With no other big building projects scheduled for Iraq in the next year, the State Department coordinator for Iraq is asking Congress for $100 million for prisons, while the Iraqi people languish with 3.2 hours of electricity daily in the average home, staggering unemployment and horrendous security, with most still dependent upon a monthly food ration. Meanwhile John Pace, the Human Rights Chief for the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq until last month, recently stated that he believes the US has violated the Geneva Conventions in Iraq and is fueling the violence via raiding Iraqi homes and detaining thousands of innocent Iraqis. Pace estimates that between 80-90% of Iraqi detainees are innocent. During an interview on Democracy Now!, when asked to described the role of the militias in Iraq, Pace said "they first started as a kind of militia, sort of organized armed groups, which were the military wing of various factions. And they have - they had a considerable role to play in the [security] vacuum that was created by the invasion." He went on to describe their actions: "So you have these militias now with police gear and under police insignia basically carrying out an agenda which really is not in the interest of the country as a whole. They have roadblocks in Baghdad and other areas, they would kidnap other people. They have been very closely linked with numerous mass executions ..." Pace, when asked if there were death squads in Iraq, replied, "I would say yes, there are death squads," and "my observations would confirm that at least at a certain point last year and in 2005, we saw numerous instances where the behavior of death squads was very similar, uncannily similar to that we had observed in other countries, including El Salvador." What we're witnessing in Iraq now with these death squads and escalating sectarian violence is the product of policies implemented by Negroponte when he was the US Ambassador in Iraq. But let us remove the covert operations factor for a moment. For over a year now, Shia death squads have been killing Sunni en masse. Thus, at first glance, the bombing of the Golden Mosque last week as Sunni retaliation makes sense. However, what doesn't make sense is the immediate showing of solidarity between Shia and Sunni clerics following the bombing. Let us now reinsert the covert operations factor into this equation. Along with the showing of religious solidarity, there is widespread belief by Shiite religious clerics both in and outside Iraq, as well as belief in the Arab media, that US covert operations were behind the bombing: * Shiite Cleric Muqtada Al Sadr blamed the United States occupation for the current violence. He recently stated, "My message to the Iraqi people is to stand united and bonded, and not to fall into the Western trap. The West is trying to divide the Iraqi people. As God is my witness, I hereby demand an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the occupation forces from Iraq." * In another interview, Sadr stated, "We say that the occupiers are responsible for such crisis [Golden Mosque bombing] ... there is only one enemy. The occupier." * Adel Abdul Mehdi, the Iraqi Vice President, held the American Ambassador [Zalmay Khalilzad] responsible for the bombing of the Golden Mosque, "especially since occupation forces did not comply with curfew orders imposed by the Iraqi government." He added, "Evidence indicates that the occupation may be trying to undermine and weaken the Iraqi government." * At a major demonstration in Beirut, prominent Lebanese Shiite cleric and Secretary General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said America and Israel are to blame for the sectarian divisions in Iraq, claiming that the violence will offer further justifications for maintaining the occupation of Iraq. * According to the Saudi-based Arab News editorial, a civil-war scenario may serve the interests of the Bush administration: "This may in the end be what Washington wants, because if Iraq plunges into chaos, it could be the Bush ticket out of the Iraq debacle, albeit paid for in rivers of Iraqi blood as well the utter humiliation of the president's administration and its neo-con agenda." * Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, urged Iraqi Shia not to seek revenge against Sunni Muslims, saying there were definite plots "to force the Shia to attack the mosques and other properties respected by the Sunni," and blamed the intelligence services of the US and Israel for being responsible for the bombing of the Golden Mosque. * Hoseyn Shari'atmadarit wrote in the Keyhan newspaper of Iran on February 25 of several instances of documented covert operations carried out by occupation forces in Iraq, including: "In Shahrivar two British intelligence officers were arrested [in September 2005] at an inspection post while carrying a considerable amount of explosives, detonators and other equipment necessary to build a bomb. This event certainly shows the direct involvement of the English intelligence service in the bombings in Iraq ... The commander of the English military deployed in Basra [then] issued an order to attack the police centre and release two English saboteurs." In the recent committee meeting, Negroponte told US senators he was seeing progress in Iraq. He said, "And if we continue to make that kind of progress, yes, we can win in Iraq." Evidently the kind of progress John Negroponte sees in Iraq is not the kind that benefits the Iraqi people. Because the only progress in Iraq, apart from building prisons, is for the situation to continue growing progressively worse by deepening sectarian divides, despite the best efforts of religious leaders to create peace and unity. Would civil war in Iraq be a "serious setback" for John Negroponte? Because the sectarian violence happening in Iraq right now is already a "serious setback" for the Iraqi people. Thus, does Negroponte really care if there is civil war? Does he really concern himself with the wellbeing of the Iraqi people? Or is his main concern creating the catastrophe which keeps them divided?
  5. Muslims in London March Against the acts of terrorism carried out by extremist on the shrines of our beloved Imams, Imam H adi (as) and Imam Askari (as). The demonstration started from Marble Arch and headed towards Trafalgar Square, where a mix of Shia and Sunni speakers addressed the crowd condemning the vile acts committed by the enemies of Islam and Humanity. Muslims from all over the UK, including; Birmingham, Cardiff, Luton, Bradford, Peterborough and Manchester converged to London. Sayyid Musawi from WABIL was the first to address the crowd The Sunni Imam from East London Mosque made a speech for all Muslims to stand united against extremists Iqbal Sacranie, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) made a moving speech for all Muslims to stand hand in hand
  6. amani

    My Imam

    You show me the way …love breaks the waterfalls of heaven I am but your flower hushing silent winds. My petals of salawat extol I care not if they understand me….I am free ! Showing me the way to find you once more…I've been dying from oppression Forest of thorns enshrouding me Where are you now…? Laughter! As we hide and seek…in this lavender forest my breaths adore Once in your embrace…these wings of beauty flew to such heights, My Imam… I see heralds divine ascending. Hushing the breaths of time. Mankind unaware of these warriors Cascading winds fall silent, waves unmoving …tears no longer fall Heavens canopy of glory expands…. My Imam the seeker of souls This moment… is mine! I can see there was a way by loving you through time Upon my head…a hand gentle in touch In the lavender forest walks my Imam How the trees whisper the birds descend there flight…. Stillness among creation Upon this blessed night. Warriors of angels rank upon rank …He is the reason I would cry everytime the waterfalls of heaven fell upon the earthy shore Oh my beloved of mine I am the flower of this forest. Oh how brave you are…to walk among my thorns. I know your love of me will make this flower rise Oh Imam of mine. Did you see him…when I was away as the bee’s humming subtly let my petals sway. When I was once divine…a lost seed of gardens of paradise a beauty unconfined Then expelled with Adam…evolving through mysts of time. I swear I shall not hide thee… from me no more! I extol your glory I love thee in such a way, my heart beat flutters.my spirit yearns Oh companions of this forest…see my Imam……see my soul in flight Shedding my petals and breathing upon this breath of night Shall you follow me my friends? All that I've been and all that I am…a flower of passion I burn in these ashes… my Imam ! Amani
  7. Selam Our response to this humanitarian situation is, and has been, inconsistent to Islam and human growth. Basically we as human beings have stagnated and stopped our natural process its purpose and its meaning. As iv said islamically the law says we cannot tie a bomb on us and go kill innocents the law says we cannot go to another country and fight a jihad as its not been called, the law says we are not allowed to curse whole nations for the individual acts of some or even most of its people. Why as these acts go against humanity and its completion. So what does Islam say we can do? Because we see Islamic law in black and white we limit our responsibility our understanding and our humanity, so we say we can do nothing Ya Allah Al Madi will not come if you stagnate, if you limit your humanity, this is one of the conditions to his emergence! So calling Al Madi come do the work for us falls on deaf ears. We all have a philosophical understanding of Allah which brings into existence our sense of morality, morality is the pinnacle of the whole system of Islam its laws and how one should react when an issue arises, morality is not just to be used for our own status how we are perceived by others.there is a greater picture to the meaning. Can we not go pass ourselves and extend it to others? Due to the black and white system we have created. Which gives us limited intelligence and limited growth…. Where the self does not fully understand the true meaning of certain concepts and critera.due to his limitations, so restricting understanding.even of the Islamic law.what does man do? Stagnates,and does not intervene. The sunna of our beloved prophet was a humanitarian sunna, for the growth of humanity.it caters for all nations all cultures all individual and their understanding of their existence individually and how to conduct ourselves even in the situation we find ourselves now Iraq.this is not just an Iraqi problem this is a humanitarian problem. So many millions of Muslims around the globe see this mass destruction of humanity and do nothing.why?, Allah is not limited Allah is not confined or restricted he created us, surely he wouldn’t limit us confine us, restrict us, in such away it goes against our growth and our innate humanity and morality he placed within us. We restrict ourselves. I ask you if you were residing in iran, even Palestine and you heard of Hussein (as) and his people and the evils that were about to be placed upon them.would you rise up.and if you rose surely it would mean you would loose your life, belongings and family for sure.so now I ask you the people of Iraq are in a similar situation if you rise up it would not definitely denote your loss of life and belongings and loved ones as your not being asked to fight a war.so even if we have stagnated to such a degree we fear for our loss of life and loved ones.we can rise for this,? What do we have to loose……..We have already lost our humanity if we do nothing.surely that is a greater evil than what we are witnessing today. What we have seen is thousands of Muslims due to an ignorant man unable even to control his own understanding of himself draw some cartoons, so we the Muslims burn kill destroy undermine a social system inflict fear and abhorrence on mankind…is there a reward by Allah for such actions.……………….. Is this the Islam of Mohammed? Can we not go pass our limitations surpass even our own evaluations of self…and follow the Sunna of our beloved prophet Mohammed? Islam cannot be anything other than humanity. Today here in the UK the government was approached by humanitarian agencies a few people in size. And asked to demand the closure of the Abu Ghraib torture camp. Tony Blair said “no”in other words it serves its purpose. What if the people of UK all approached the government supported the humanitarians would then the government have to think politically? People power that is moral, humanitarian and ethical, they would have to think…these people could bring down the government regime, without loss of life, they would have to change there views in regards of Abu Ghraib, and call for its closure and also for the perpetrators of such evils within the camp and within Iraq itself and ensure they are brought to account. No you’re enemy and their weaknesses, understand their pride, their goals, their principles.(power) Morals are not dictated to us they are within .the Prophet was the peak of morals.he was a complete human being not called a complete Muslim, but by being a complete human being he became a complete Muslim.he was beyond any boundaries that limited things. Islam for Him was a humanitarian faith. These are my words my views and opinions as I try to free myself from this stagnation try to understand what does Allah want me to do. I believe it is inconceivable that Allah should instruct me to do nothing. I am no critic I am no scholar …………..I am me. Amani
  8. Selam I personally agree with your thoughts. The holy prophet(sawa) loved his umma more than his blessed self. He also considered that,whoever hurt a believer has hurt him also. In this is an example as to where our priorities lay. His umma(believers) as depicted here,are calling him,oh Mohammed help us. Where are the prophets helpers The cartoons are of no harm to the prophet,what is a harm to him is his umma suffering such evils. If they marched the way they did when the cartoons were drawn Do you think that hell hole would still be operating Selams Amani
  9. Selam It has not stopped,it is still happening today. It was not a few bad soldiers doing this, that are now imprisoned. It is so bad in 2006 that these poor souls are unable mentaly physically spiritualy unable to take anymore,that they go on hunger strike. So the USA decided to torture them more by the insertion of feeding tubes,and trust me it is not done in a compassionate way. They called to humanity to help them we failed, how will we face them and Allah. Makes one think........If we are unable to help them out of humanity compassion mercy,as Allah commands......can we not help them out of our own selfish fear that we will be taken to account ? Just a thought ! Amani
  10. selam Brother Hizbullah Thankyou for your post.what can one say? 1.shall I curse the oppressors ?....will that help them?is this what Allah wants me to do? 2.shall I pray for Al-Madi(as)?.......will that help them?is this what Allah wants me to do? 3.shall I go for jihad?....will that help them?is this what Allah wants me to do? 4.shall I tie a bomb to myself and go kill the kufar? shall that help them?is this what Allah wants me to do? If you have any sense you will say NO to all questions. I pose you this.......what shall we as humanitarians do to stop this now ? Selams and Duas Amani
  11. Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Dahr Jamail If one watches corporate media or listens to Cheney administration propaganda, one is either not getting information about Iraq at all, or hearing that things are looking up as the U.S. approaches another "phase" in the occupation. Just taking a brief look at the "security incidents" reported by Reuters for Feb. 12 gives a little clue as to how the occupation of Iraq, aside from being immoral and unjust, is a dismal failure. "RAMADI - Six insurgents were killed and another wounded on Saturday when U.S forces conducted an air strike in the city of Ramadi, 110 km (68 miles) west of Baghdad, the U.S military said on Sunday. MUQDADIYA - Clashes between insurgents and Iraqi army soldiers conducting a raid killed one rebel in Muqdadiya, 90 km (50 miles) north east of Baghdad. The army arrested 40 suspected insurgents in the same operation. BAGHDAD - A 53-year-old male detainee at Abu Ghraib prison died on Saturday as a result of complications from an assault by an unknown number of detainees, the U.S military said in a statement. MAHAWEEL - The bodies of three people, bound and shot in the head and chest, were found in Mahaweel, 75 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. The bodies showed signs of torture. ISKANDARIYA - The bodies of two people, bound and shot in the head and chest, were found in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. The bodies showed signs of torture. BAGHDAD - Three police commandos and a civilian were killed and four commandos wounded when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up near a check point in southern Baghdad, police said. KIRKUK - Gunmen killed four policemen while they were driving in a civilian car in the main road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. KIFL - Gunmen wearing police uniforms killed a civilian on Saturday in Kifl, a town about 150 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. NEAR LATIFIYA - Police retrieved the body of a dead person from the river on Saturday near Latifiya, south of Baghdad. BAQUBA - A director of sport education of Diyala province was killed by gunmen in the city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. YATHRIB - Gunmen kidnapped three truck drivers who were carrying equipment to a U.S military base on Saturday in Yathrib, a region near Balad, 90 km (55 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. BAIJI - Gunmen blew up a gas station on Saturday near the oil refinery city of Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad. BAGHDAD - Twelve civilians were wounded when two roadside bombs exploded in quick succession near an Iraqi police patrol in central Baghdad, police said. SAMARRA - The Iraqi army found three Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims who were among a group of 12, including an Iraqi driver, kidnapped by gunmen in Samarra on Friday, Iraqi army officials said. HAWIJA - Gunmen shot dead a doctor and wounded an employee working in the main hospital in Hawija, 70 km south west of the northern city of Kirkuk, on Saturday, police said. KIRKUK - Four policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their patrol in the northern city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. KIRKUK - The corpse of a Kurdish contractor working with the U.S army was found on Saturday in Kirkuk, police said. KIRKUK - Two civilians were wounded by a roadside bomb near their patrol in Kirkuk, police said. BAGHDAD - Two civilians were killed, including a child, and three were wounded, when a roadside bomb targeting police commandos exploded in a northern district of the capital, police said." A brief glance at recent events in Iraq shows that violence only continues to escalate and that the infrastructure U.S. taxpayers supposedly paid billions of dollars to repair is in shambles. While the Cheney administration blames Iraqi attacks and sabotage for the lack of reconstruction, I would like to remind people that at least $8.8 billion of the money meant for reconstruction efforts remains unaccounted for. Stuart Bowen, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, said this is because "oversight" on the part of the Coalition Provisional Authority "was relatively nonexistent." Meanwhile, the U.S. military is over three-quarters of the way toward having its 3,000th soldier killed in Iraq, as 2,267 have now been killed. Twenty-five of those deaths have occurred this month. But as usual, it is the Iraqis who are paying the highest price. Looking at Arab media outlets, evidence of this abounds. According to al-Sharqiyah television: "The head of the al-Fallujah Municipal Council was killed by gunshots on Feb. 7, Iraqi al-Sharqiyah TV reported that day. In its 1100 GMT newscast, the TV said: 'Unidentified armed men this morning assassinated Sheik Kamal Shakir Nizal, head of the Municipal Council of al-Fallujah, western Iraq.'" The U.S. backed puppet Iraqi government continues its state-sponsored civil war. Aside from the numerous bodies found in the aforementioned Reuters report, this past week al-Sharqiyah also reported: "Iraqi and U.S. security forces raided the Iraqi Islamic Party's headquarters in the al-Amiriyah area in western Baghdad. The Islamic Party, which is one of the Iraqi entities operating under the banner of the Iraqi al-Tawafuq Front, issued a press statement today saying that last night, Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. troops, assaulted the headquarters' guards and the party members who were there at the time, destroyed the headquarters' furniture and contents, seized the licensed weapons carried by the guards, and confiscated sums of money belonging to the party." Of course, atrocities continue at the hands of occupation forces. Video has been released of a group of British soldiers brutally beating and kicking defenseless Iraqi teenagers inside a military compound, and Iraqis recently released from prisons such as Abu Ghraib are reporting ongoing torture at the hands of U.S. forces. This, however, should come as no surprise, since Secretary of "Defense" Donald Rumsfeld issued a memo over two years ago specifying which types of "harsh interrogation techniques" he wanted used in Iraq. This is just a brief overview of recent events in Iraq. When Israeli/U.S. warplanes begin dropping bombs on Iran, will Iraq fade to the back pages of the news as has Afghanistan? With the corporate media coverage of Iraq at this sorry state already, it's difficult to imagine that not occurring.
  12. The Urgency of Now: Stopping the War on Iran We have…come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.” - Martin Luther King Jr., Aug. 28, 1963 By Mike Kress 02/10/06 "ICH" -- -- “Last winter, former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter revealed that George Bush asked for an Iran war plan ready to use by June of 2005. Seymour Hersh, writing for the New Yorker, has reported for some time about US covert operations in Iran. Today we are told that war in Iran is inevitable by the same observers who warned us about the cooked-up war in Iraq. Evidently, the neo-conservatives who control the US government decided to wage war against Iran long ago. Now that International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed El Baradei says that Iran isn’t cooperating fully with IAEA inspectors, the neo-cons will use their tool at the UN, Ambassador John Bolton, to help create an international crisis and thereby justify attacks on Iran. Though there’s no evidence to prove that Iran has a nuclear weapons program, Iran’s refusal to halt its lawful nuclear programs will become the pretext for America’s next unnecessary war. Again, the mainstream sources that most Americans use to get their information will not investigate the facts or give equal time to critics, and the smoke and mirrors of the Bush administration will dominate the debate. To paraphrase Noam Chomsky, in the absence of just cause the consent for war will be manufactured. It now falls upon people of conscience to create and organize a mass movement of nationwide non-violent resistance – in the spirit of Dr. King and Mohandas K. Gandhi – that will stop the war before it starts. At the rate the White House rhetoric is beginning to boil, this movement must start now and swing into full action by the early days of March. The only way to stop another senseless and unnecessary war is with a mass movement rooted in a moral strategy that brings people together. This movement must also earn the sympathy and trust of those who are undecided about the necessity of another Middle East war. Forget traditional protest rallies – 200,000 people crowding the Capitol Mall make no difference. Large marches that don’t influence the nation’s decision makers will only increase people’s cynicism, as well as the atmosphere of inevitability that the neo-cons wish to create. Without a moral and unifying strategy that spells out specific non-violent tactics to achieve our goal, the power elite and the corporate media will ignore or marginalize our efforts. Remember the moral claims for justice and the appeals to America’s founding ideals during the civil rights movement, and you’ll understand the type of strategy we need today. Think of the Montgomery bus boycott, the Freedom Rides, and Gandhi’s march to the sea for salt, and you will have inspiration for the actions necessary to stop the march to war. The leaders of every organization that opposed the Iraq war must reconnect today and formulate a sustained campaign of militant non-violent action that everyone can follow tomorrow. Peace, justice, religious, and human rights leaders must gather and articulate a path to preventing war that people believe is effective – not because that path is safe, but because that path is righteous and they are inspired to overcome their fears. This path must be part of a moral vision that appeals to the emotions and values of every citizen. Using communication techniques put forth by thinkers such as George Lakoff, we must revive the “revolution of values” that Dr. King called for in his 1967 speech at Riverside Church. In the words of King: “When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” Simply debating facts will not prevent war. People for peace must speak with their mouths, pens, keyboards, and bodies against another war for empire. We must push our peace and justice leaders to act. We must work around the corporate media to spread our message. We must tell our elected officials that they will not receive money or votes if they sell their souls for the neo-conservative agenda. We must take risks, and we must welcome the metaphorical stones and arrows of the warmongers, knowing in our hearts that we were right about the last war and that we act today with our consciences clear. Innocent Iranians, our children, our military, and all the world waits for us to wrest America’s destiny from the hands of the warlords. There is no time to waste. Gradualism is a luxury we cannot afford. The architects of the war against Iran have a head start – but we can prevail if we put our demands for peace into action.
  13. "Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.": George Washington , Farewell Address = "Law is often the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.": Thomas Jefferson to I. Tiffany, 1819 = "As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air -- however slight -- lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." : William O Douglas = "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." : Daniel Webster = "If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." : Winston Churchill http://www.marchforjustice.com/shock&awe.php Brothers and Sisters I ask you please wake up,we cannot sit back whilst these poor souls suffer, we must rise and make our voice heard for them. Where is your humanity? Make your voice heard.........help them please Selams and duas
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