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  1. I agree, my post was a bit of a gross generalisation. I know a few Salafis and although they have a propensity for arrogance and being cliquey (all rich and educated) none of them have excused violence or shown any more aggression than is shown by Noah and some others on here.
  2. Most of the violence in Pakistan happens in only a few areas, in Karachi, around Quetta once in a while, around Peshawar, and in Gilgit Baltistan. Pakistan's a large country and the rest of the place doesn't see that much violence
  3. Very interesting discussion. I'm of both Afghan and Pakistani origin, my families from KHPKH and although many of our relatives may dislike the beliefs of Shias I've never seen any violent or blood thirsty emotions towards them. They usually just try their best to avoid them. So all these increase in recent attacks are very much surprising.
  4. If I had been in Egypt I would have probably voted for one of the leftist parties, and so I'm no die hard supporter of the MB. But the behavior of the opposition is hypocritical and very much that of sore losers. The MB and it's allies have a mandate, just because you disagree with his policies gives you no right to resort to violence, disrupt government and organise sit ins to get the democratically elected leader of your country removed. The turnout in the referendum has so far been high, it'll be interesting to see the results. I'm betting the opposition will cry foul and take to the streets.
  5. They have a lust for violence and aggression it seems. They don't even let the dead rest, look what they do to Sufi shrines. No matter how much you dislike the bidah that occurs at these shrines, there's no excuse to exhume bodies and take them away. I'm pretty sure there are less drastic ways of getting your point across
  6. I'm not particularly a fan of him or his Saudi Arabian brethren but like the other's I don't think he'd be that stupid to put that up in a tweet even if he believed it. They extol suicide bombers (including Palestinian ones) in Saudi Arabia it's highly unlikely they'd say not to do Jihad in Israel.
  7. Unfortunately that's what happens when you choose the losing side. If the Sunnis lose, people like Noah will be (like he already is) encouraging Assad, not that he needs any encouragement, to massacre them. Noah and his ilk are exactly like the Nawasib they so much hate, just as hateful and blood thirsty and for some reason act surprised when their opposites/enemies act exactly like they would in the same situation.
  8. With these revolutions and uprisings going on in the Middle East, a question that has been bothering me since I joined this site, has recently really gained prominence amongst my circle of friends. The question being, Why does Iran/Shi'ites care about what happens to Sunnis, especially in countries in which there is virtually no Shi'ites. I'd like to know peoples personal opinions. I understand why theres alot of anger about Bahrain your fellow Shias are being persecuted. Even though I may not like it I understand the hypocrisy of some of the same posters views regarding Syria as its the exact opposite you have an Alawite/Ghulat/Atheist/Secular ruler and regime persecuting and oppressing a Sunni population, however the fact that he's pro-Iranian, pro-Hizbullah therefore pro-Shia makes him palatable and deserving of their support. What Im abit confused about especially in the case of people like Jim Jam, Noah and Zareen why care about Sunnis. You're clearly sectarian (Im not saying thats a bad thing, you could say I am kind of) what do you care about what happens to the Palestinians, Egyptians, Tunisians and Libyans? You clearly don't care about the Sunnis of Syria, in some cases those of Iraq, why suddenly care for 'certain' Sunnis. I personally think its because its politically expedient. Iran is anti-Us and anti Israel so is Hizbullah, so is Assad and so is that Moqtada (With the Us and Israel disliking them just as much) and so it plays on those same anti-western views in some sections of these Sunni countries inorder to garner support and not be so isolated. With the views in threads below, you would be considered atleast Ahlul Bida and probably by most Sunnis reading those threads as Kafir. So i find it hard to believe with those and many other views the majority of Sunnis view as repugnant that you would consider this as an Islamic duty. Apart from the posters above do any of you hold views or other questionable views in the eyes of Sunnis such as the First 3 Caliphs (ra) were apostates, Umar (ra) murdered Fatima (ra), The Imams are higher than non-book revealing prophets, have the knowledge of the unseen and still sympathise with the Sunnis because of the 'Islamic Ummah'. The reason I ask is most Sunnis would consider those beliefs as Kuffar, why would you having clear knowldege of such beliefs support these people under the guise of 'Islamic Unity'. No Sunni that I know of, of whatever persuasion let alone the Salafis would consider any religious Unity with people holding such beliefs. Looking at Abdaals thread and the other threads above ^^ theres clearly many Shias with corresponding views regarding Sunnis. So why the false proclamations about 'Islamic Awakenings' which makes me laugh, be honest and say it as it is 'My enemies enemy is my friend' or something along those lines. Now if you say its about humanity, i.e you are supporting people who are oppressed thats understandable. Or even though dislikeable like some posters only supporting those who share the same religion or political views as yourself. This view is more honest For instance in my case I personally Loathe the Shi'ite ideology, would never befriend one, let alone marry one HOWEVER I agreed with the idea of "liberating" the Shi'ites in Iraq, (Although I disagreed with the Iraq war and now think the best step forward would be for the U.S to split the country and leave it asap) I believe the Bahraini Shi'ites have the right to emancipation, I'm a republican so would love for the Khalifas and the Al Sauds to go, and think maybe Bahrain and Saudi Arabia could do a small population swap with the Sunnis leaving for Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Shi'ites should be given the same right as the Salafis and Sunnis. But I do this not under some false dogma of Muslim Unity, when I share minimal beliefs with most Shi'ites or under the apprehension these are my Muslim brothers and sisters, but because I wish upon them what I wish upon myself, what freedoms I have why should they be denied. I may dislike their views but it is for Allah to judge. We humans all have inalienable rights, just like Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists in Muslim countries need to be treated respectfully and equally so do Shi'ites
  9. Salam! I've noticed how recently especially on the main thread on Bahrain here, the creeping sectarianism managing to rear its head in peoples posts. I felt the need to post this topic as I see nothing sectarian about the protests, and I feel the protesters themselves would be angered and ashamed at people on here and anywhere else esentially turning this into a Shia vs Sunni protest. The Khalifah family are despots, tyrants, greedy leeches. They have oppressed a large section of their population and bought the loyalty of the rest. They have accumulated wealth and not shared it with most of their population.These protests are a legitimate response to these grievances. The Shia of Bahrain have been admirable one in the love of their nation and two in their desire not to make this a Sunni Vs Shia fight. They're not stupid, they don't want another Iraq. Most of them in the beginning didn't even want to get rid of the Khalifahs, just to have greater freedoms and greater representation.They also knew that both the Khalifahs and the Saudi Arabians would play on the exact fear of an Iraq situation in the minds of the Sunnis in Bahrain and the Sunnis in the Arab world. Whenever a protester came on t.v he/she would insist this wasn't sectarian, everyone insisting there were many Sunnis in the protests especially in the initial protests. The Khalifahs would have been worried by the Sunnis protesting especially some of the healthworkers. Mainstream Sunnis showing their disaffection would insinuate the ruling elite had no loyal base. There was only one way for them the Saudis and Khalifahs to respond, make this sectarian. Both Shias and Sunnis would start to worry this would turn into an Iraq style civil war. The thinking would be that the Shias inorder to prevent a sectarian clash would stop protesting, the Sunnis out of fear wouldn't protest hence making the protests if there was one into a Shia revolt, hence playing into fears of the gulf region of Iran (They Khalifahs are probably praying night and day for some Iranian commentary on this protest) then also making harder for the arab world to choose sides as the fear of an Iraq especially Baghdad style situation of revenge and counter revenge sectarian mayhem would be constantly in the back of the head. The Khalifahs did exactly that. Showing knives, and emphasising and proclaiming loudly the so called sectarian dimension to the protests. When I saw those knives as a Sunni I knew I was the audience they were playing to. What did I think immediately, Zanjeer Zani Knives! My first immediate reaction was of horror and that was what the Khalifahs wanted. The first thing Sunnis associate with Shias is Matam, and with that excessive blood letting. So what do the Khalifahs do is show huge knives, and repeat how violent the protesters were, how there were many casualties in the police, how these protests will turn the country into a sectarian abyss. Everyone including those on here have fallen for that trap. Even if you use these protests as some of you are doing inorder to kick the Sunnis, and bring up past grievances be aware this is not what the Bahraini Shias want. You may dislike Sunnis, or not particularly care for them one way or another. I personally don't care. I have repeatedly said on here I am not for religious unity so you can dislike me or my religion as much as as you want, it honestly doesn't bother me one way or the other. However I do feel its dishonest and disrespectful to those Bahrainis protesting to make this a Shia vs Sunni fight. They don't see it that way, and they don't want you to make it that way. I admire the Bahraini Shias for being astute enough to see it as what it is which is simple. Its a Right vs Wrong, Oppressed Vs Opressers, Justice vs Injustice, Respect vs Disrespect, Freedom vs Tyranny. Nothing sectarian just geopolitics and the clever machinations of a family intent on surviving no matter what
  10. I've been constantly annoyed with the Sunni Arabs for being so passive. They are now doing themselves proud. Long may it continue Inshallah. Out of interest, why?
  11. I agree with the point about laws regarding contradicting Islam. However I feel theres a need to educate the populace for instance why pornography, licentiousness (Spelling?), alcoholism e.t.c are all bad. I think most Muslims see the Islamic argument why these are bad, and so the banning our outlawing of these things are done in conjunction with the populace so they feel included in the decision making, rather than it being imposed from the top. The Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Azhars job is now to do what I have bolded above. But doing so in taking account of the 15 million Coptic Christians and the Secularists.
  12. But its a very big step, in ending the regime.
  13. Do Shia women in the west wear the Niqab? Which community is most likely to wear it? I've ticked other, as others posters said it depends on person and situation. All of my relatives that have worn it, have worn it of choice and find it empowering and a fulfillment of their Islamic duties
  14. I love it when women ululate....the expressions on the fox news presenters when it was happening!! Oh how i'd love to be in Cairo now.
  15. Thats the case in Sunni Islam. Tatoos and earrings are haram. However Shia Islam it seems allows both. Slits in earbrows if copying unbelievers is haram aswell. I'd love to get tattoos, however its haram according to the Islam i follow and they look terrible when you old and wrinkly
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