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  1. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf will be part of a panel of experts who will advice Trump on human rights. What are your thoughts on what Dr.. Usaama Al-Azami said of the appointment?: "For one of the West's most recognisable and once almost universally esteemed Islamic scholars to throw in his lot with the most venal and Islamophobic administration in American history will be viewed by many Muslims as an unforgivable lapse in judgement which will not easily be forgotten,"
  2. Amnesty International have recently published a report condemning Iran for fighting and executing members of the Marxist terror cult, the People's Mojahedeen (https://www.amnesty.at/media/4621/amnesty_blood-soaked-secrets_iran-dezember-2018.pdf) The report claims that the murderous thugs, who sided with Saddam Hussein against their own people, were merely "prisoners of conscience" whose only crime was in "distributing leaflets" and "expressing their political opinions". It doesn't even mention that 2,000-3,000 of them were killed trying to invade Iran with the support of the Iraqi air force and those who were captured were summarily executed as traitors and unlawful combatants. This article sets the lies of Amnesty, now apologists for terrorists, straight: https://www.scribd.com/document/395695883/Amnesty-International-s-Lies-About-Mass-Executions-in-Iran-in-1988
  3. The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), which promotes a culture of atheism and which takes a strong stance against Islam and religion in general, has published a condemnation of the treatment of atheists and the non-religious mainly in Muslim countries: https://freethoughtreport.com/download-the-report/ Predictably,the IHEU displays complete ignorance of Islam in its hate-filled and ignorant attack on "freedom of thought" and human rights in these Muslims countries, notably Iran. A list of just some of the misleading false statements that the report makes, including about Shariah, is attached. Please complain to Bob Churchill who "edited" the report: bob.churchill@iheu.org There is a Persian saying, "sokoot alamate rezaast" (staying silent is agreeing with). Complaint to IHEU.pdf
  4. I've saw on the news and youtube of young women being abused by men from South Asian/Middle Eastern/North African Culture under the name of Taharrush. Didn't the Prophet have daughters e.g. Fatimah, Zainab, Ruqayyah and Umm Kulthum, im sure Muhammad like any father would do damage to any man who tried to rape, humiliate, mutilate and kill his daughter/daughters. Im not religious or anything incase anyones asking, lost my way at 6 years old after cowards shot my da dead for no reason!
  5. Most of you must be aware of the recent $350 billion weapons deal between saudi and trump, out of which deals worth $110 billions will be with immediate effect. As expected the military-industrial-complex(hereafter referred to as MIC)-owned most of the mainstream media is jubilant. In the words of trump- "Tremendous investments in the United States. Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs." Disclaimer- Trump, like almost all US presidents is merely a puppet, with more strings than an actual puppet. So I dont consider him to be very relevant. But the statement shows what the MIC wants the people to focus on. The whole exercise is nothing but a continuation of the US-Saudi policy of transferring the wealth from West Asia to the West in return for maintaining the saudi kingdom in its supposedly dominating position. Hejaz- The residence of the faithful Hejaz was supposed to be a place of refuge. It holds much more religious significance for the muslims than it has political significance for the MIC, the Saudis and their ilk. It was, and still is, supposed to be a place where any muslim from across the world can come and start living. And settle, if they wish to do so. This CANNOT HAVE BEEN RESTRICTED. Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and all the other religious places belong to the muslims and cannot be at the whims and fancies of some clan. The natural wealth, too, in and around these areas are to belong to all the muslims. The rulers are supposed to be the custodians, not owners, as is currently the case. At the most, they can take what they need and not what they want. The trillions of dollars that they have extracted and squandered is wealth belonging to all the muslims who were driven out of these holy lands, who wished to settle there, but cannot due to the restrictions in place and the poor and the needy and the other deserving muslims across the world, who need to be bailed out. One can object that since Saudi Arabia is an "independent" country, they can run their affairs as they wish. They can spend and squander as they wish. They can purchase $10 trillions worth of weapons. They can completely stop immigrants. And they can throw out the shias and the non-compliant sunnis if they wish. They can dole out the crumbs to the Africans Muslims to fight their wars in Yemen and other places. My point is, Hejaz was never supposed to be a normal, usual, like any other country. It is a place with utmost religious significance for the muslims and the People of the book. It should have been a place of refuge for the poor and those driven out. A place for those looking for spiritual emancipation. For the ones looking who wished to visit the various houses of the towering figures islam- the Ahlul bayt and the righteous Sahaba. The center which redistributed wealth from the rich muslims to the poor. And not be the extractor of muslim wealth and squanderer of haq of the muslims. Not to help bolster one of the most evil and hardcore anti-islamic forces, the whole gamut of the MIC, including its dutiful media. Not to support of the unjust system of the petro-dollar hegemony. Not to bribe the poor and malnourished nations with money to fight their wars against other weak nations. Conclusion- The transfer of the haq of poor, needy and the deserving muslims and the money which otherwise could have been used to develop islamic cities, give citizenship to the refugees and any other muslim for that matter, create more STEM graduates among the muslims and the others and so on, is being used for an utter devastating effect. It is totally unfortunate, I and, i am sure that all the informed and religious muslims, are completely opposed to this initiative and wish that circumstances occur which will kill this deal. PS- The old timers will remember that in 2010, a weapons deal worth $60 billion was signed between the MIC spokesman Obama and the Saudis. It was a huge news back then and a great PR challenge for the MIC mouthpieces. So they focused on the 'iranian threat'. Now they have a buffoon as a president. They want to use it as an advantage. They want the people to think- He is a buffoon, so he does not know what he is doing, cant blame him, there is no one to blame and no need to do so. Focus on jobs, people (happy face).
  6. If I have understood the following clip correctly, according to the Sunni scholar Muhammad Naeem of Karachi, Pakistan, an endeavour directed at the protection of women is contrary to Islam. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-rights-women-idUSKCN0VY1QE If I have not understood correctly, would someone be good enough to explain. Thanks
  7. Man is a social being, it means he has to live among people, and to live among others has some certain requirements. One of the most important requirements is respecting others rights. It is clear that when you live among people, you have some limitations and you cannot behave as you wish! For instance, if your home is in an apartment complex, you are not allowed to make noise whatever you want. Second example can be brought about driving a car. There are many cars on the street and all of them want to drive in a relax environment, so it is not good to horn unreasonable and very much. There are many examples that you can find with a little attention. One of the most complete sentence in this regard is the sentence of Imam Ali (A.S): “make yourself the judge between you and the others. Like for the others what you like for yourself and dislike for them what you dislike for yourself … Whatever you think as being bad for the others to do, think of it as being bad for you too to do. Deal with people in a way as you like them to deal with you. Do not talk about what you do not know well. Do not say to the others what you do not like to be said to you.” ((Nahj-ul-Balagha / The letter of 31)
  8. Imam Sajjad (the fourth Imam) in his valuable treatise named “The Treatise on Rights” said: “the right of him through whom God makes you happy is that if he intentionally made you happy, you should first praise God and then you should thank him accordingly, and reward him for initiating a nobility and be determined to return his favor.” On the one hand Islam encourages people to solve the problem of people and on the other hand directs to appreciation. Such condition is the best because the best society is one whose members treat each other with kindness and love.
  9. Imam Ali (as) and human rights http://www.khanwadeabutalib.com/public/ilm/article/770/58#.U9GAO-NdVA2
  10. Nobel Peace Laureates to Human Rights Watch: Close Your Revolving Door to U.S. GovernmentThe leading human rights organization's close ties to the U.S. government call its independence into question. May 12, 2014 | The following letter was sent today to Human Rights Watch's Kenneth Roth on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire; former UN Assistant Secretary General Hans von Sponeck; current UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Richard Falk; and over 100 scholars. Dear Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch characterizes itself as “one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.” However, HRW's close ties to the U.S. government call into question its independence. For example, HRW's Washington advocacy director, Tom Malinowski, previously served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton and as a speechwriter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In 2013, he left HRW after being nominated as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor under John Kerry. In her HRW.org biography, Board of Directors' Vice Chair Susan Manilow describes herself as "a longtime friend to Bill Clinton" who is "highly involved" in his political party, and "has hosted dozens of events" for the Democratic National Committee. Currently, HRW Americas' advisory committee includes Myles Frechette, a former U.S. ambassador to Colombia, and Michael Shifter, one-time Latin America director for the U.S. government-financed National Endowment for Democracy. Miguel Díaz, a Central Intelligence Agency analyst in the 1990s, sat on HRW Americas' advisory committee from 2003-11. Now at the State Department, Díaz serves as "an interlocutor between the intelligence community and non-government experts." In his capacity as an HRW advocacy director, Malinowski contended in 2009 that "under limited circumstances" there was "a legitimate place" for CIA renditions—the illegal practice of kidnapping and transferring terrorism suspects around the planet. Malinowski was quoted paraphrasing the U.S. government's argument that designing an alternative to sending suspects to "foreign dungeons to be tortured" was "going to take some time." HRW has not extended similar consideration to Venezuela. In a 2012 letter to President Chávez, HRW criticized the country's candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council, alleging that Venezuela had fallen "far short of acceptable standards" and questioning its "ability to serve as a credible voice on human rights." At no point has U.S. membership in the same council merited censure from HRW, despite Washington's secret, global assassination program, its preservation of renditions, and its illegal detention of individuals at Guantánamo Bay. Likewise, in February 2013, HRW correctly described as "unlawful" Syria's use of missiles in its civil war. However, HRW remained silent on the clear violation of international law constituted by the U.S. threat of missile strikes on Syria in August. The few examples above, limited to only recent history, might be forgiven as inconsistencies or oversights that could naturally occur in any large, busy organization. But HRW’s close relationships with the U.S. government suffuse such instances with the appearance of a conflict of interest. We therefore encourage you to institute immediate, concrete measures to strongly assert HRW's independence. Closing what seems to be a revolving door would be a reasonable first step: Bar those who have crafted or executed U.S. foreign policy from serving as HRW staff, advisors or board members. At a bare minimum, mandate lengthy “cooling-off” periods before and after any associate moves between HRW and that arm of the government. Your largest donor, investor George Soros, argued in 2010 that "to be more effective, I think the organization has to be seen as more international, less an American organization.” We concur. We urge you to implement the aforementioned proposal to ensure a reputation for genuine independence. Sincerely, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize laureate [131 Signitures] http://www.alternet.org/world/nobel-peace-laureates-human-rights-watch-close-your-revolving-door-us-government?paging=off#bookmark
  11. News and everything else on the Peaceful Movement in Bahrain and the oppression of the people of Bahrain. Please post here everything concerning the oppression of Bahraini people and their Peaceful Movement for human rights. Activist says Bahrain sentences 50 for suspected links to militant group Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/activist-bahrain-sentences-50-for-suspected-links-to-militant-group/2013/09/29/b8afa0f2-28f6-11e3-b141-298f46539716_story.html
  12. (bismillah) (salam) We know according to sahih narrations from our imams that the repentance of a murtad who was born a muslim isn't accepted, whilst the opposite is true for a convert (i.e. one who wasn't born a muslim). Evidently the case of the former raised my eyebrows from a rational perspective, so I contacted asad qaseer from kawthar tv and he claimed that if there's any chance of bringing him back to Islam it is wajib on us to do so with the murtad who was a born muslim. A brother also contacted Shaykh Fayyadh's office about this issue and they answered it isnt wajib to inform the authorities of a man's irtidad, which leaves some open room for change of course. However, there's still something that doesnt seem to fit in all of this: If a murtad born of muslim parents is given the chance to be convinced to return, then why is the ruling different for him compared to the convert? What was the actual view of the classical fuqaha on this issue? Thanks (wasalam)
  13. Shias in Bahrain face extreme violations of their human and religious rights.Time and time again they have been systematically abused by their ruler (ironically those that are supposed to protect them).This year alone, several hundreds Shias have been killed by security forces and tortured in jails. Several thousand have disappeared. Many have tried to fight for their rights but to no avail. Human rights activists and religious leaders found themselves behind bars. Peaceful demonstrators, on the other hand, faced the worst by coming under heavy fire that left them with severe body wounds. Time has changed, we can not stand quiet while people are treated unfairly and denied their God given rights. This country, along with so many others, need to step up to the plate and protect and treat their citizens with equality, regardless of their religious beliefs. This idea must be especially followed in Islamic countries. One sect cannot and should not oppress other sects or religious beliefs. Yet unfortunately, there are hundreds of incidents where state rulers violated, helped to violate, and/or turned a blind eye on the human rights of Shia Muslims. These abuses need to stop immediately. Thank you for your great support, Raza Mehkeri
  14. BREAKING NEWS: SAUDI PROTESTS Report: Saudi protesters capture army vehicle in Qatif Qatif police attack Saudis, kill several Saudi regime forces in the eastern city of Qatif (File Photo) Saudi police have fired live bullets at anti-government demonstrators protesting the death of a teenage boy in the city of Qatif, killing several mourners inclucing a nine-year-old girl. Activists say regime forces attacked protesters with artillery fire and machineguns in the city on Monday, adding that soldiers are conducting house to house searches . Thousands of Saudi demonstrators were mourning the 19-year-old Nasser al-Mahishi, who was killed by regime forces, when they were attacked. Mourners also chanted slogans against the US-backed Al Saud royal family. Mahishi was shot by regime forces late on Sunday while walking down a street in Qatif with his friends. He succumbed to his wounds on Monday. Similar anti-government protest also took place in the nearby town of Awamiyah, where protesters burned tires and blocked main roads. There were no reports of police violence there. Tension has been high in the province after Riyadh decided to increase its troop presence in the region in a bid to quash anti-government protest there. Saudi Arabia's east has been the scene of anti-government protests over the past months with demonstrators demanding human rights reform, freedom of expression and the release of political prisoners. Saudi protesters are regularly met with live rounds and tear gas, which has left dozens of demonstrators injured. Since the beginning of anti-government rallies in the region hundreds of activists have also been arrested. PressTv
  15. What happened in Bahrain? In short: > Almost 75% of the entire Bahraini population protested peacefully Al-Khalifa's rules and brutalities, his regime's discrimination and injustice. > The peaceful protesters were beaten, they were arrested and tortured. The doctors, lawyers, athletes, scholars, political leaders, parliamentarians, and thousands of innocent people were arrested. > Saudi, Qatar and UAE armies were sent to help the tyrant and brutal regime AGAINST the peaceful protesters who demanded equality, who demanded their rights and to choose and elect their own leadership. > Mosques were destroyed, women, children, and elderly are facing death sentences because they 'protested' against tyrants. > US, Europe, NATO, UN Security Council (US, UK, France, Russia, China) are saying that, they are HYPOCRITES. And that, hey are busy in dealing and helping with alqaida affiliated groups in Libya. And that they simply want to ignore whatever happened in Bahrain and instead they will continue their dealings and trades with the Butcher of Bahrain and will sell them weapons to kill more protesters and stay in power for 40 more years. Bahrain arms deal moves closer to completion US state department says it will move forward with a plan to sell $53m worth of weapons, despite concerns. Dozens of people have been killed during months of political unrest in Bahrain [Al Jazeera] A controversial US plan to sell $52mn worth of weapons to Bahrain has moved one step closer to completion, according to the state department. Early media reports on Tuesday suggested that the deal had already been finalised. A spokesman for the state department, though, said that the agreement was still tentative. But it has cleared a key hurdle: no members of the US congress formally objected to the deal, and the period to file such objections ended last week. "There was some concern... but no members of congress filed formal complaints during the notification period," the spokesman said. The proposed arms sale includes Humvees, TOW missiles - typically used as anti-tank weapons or against buildings - and other equipment. Stephen Seche, the deputy assistant secretary of state for Arabian Peninsula affairs, said the weapons would be used only "for the external defence of Bahrain." Opposition in congress Earlier this week, five US legislators - including Richard Durbin, a senator from Illinois and the assistant Democratic leader in the senate - sent a letter to US secretary of state Hillary Clinton urging her to postpone the sale. "The United States must make it clear to the government of Bahrain that its ongoing human rights violations and unwillingness to acknowledge legitimate demands for reform have a negative impact on its relationship with the United States," the senators wrote. But they did not go further and file a formal complaint about the proposed sale, according to the state department. "At this point congress has expressed no concern, no opposition to this sale," Seche said. "So the intent is to go forward with this process." Federal law in the US requires that congress receive advance notice of most proposed arms sales. Legislators can block the proposed sale by passing a joint resolution of disapproval. 'No meaningful steps' The tentative agreement with Bahrain has been criticised by dozens of human rights groups, who urged the Obama administration last month to block the sale until the Bahraini government "ends abuses against peaceful protesters and takes meaningful steps towards political reform". "Bahrain has taken no meaningful steps towards accountability," Maria McFarland, deputy Washington director at Human Rights Watch, said last month. "And Bahrain's rulers will have little reason to really reform so long as their main international ally resumes arms sales as if the situation were back to normal." Dozens of people have been killed, and thousands more wounded or arrested, during months of political unrest in the Gulf kingdom. Bahraini security forces have been accused of widespread human rights abuses; they have tortured detainees, targeted doctors and other medical personnel, and destroyed dozens of mosques across the country, according to independent reports and human rights groups. The Bahraini government established a commission in June to investigate claims of torture and other abuses; it is scheduled to report its findings later this month. Many members of Bahrain's opposition say they have little confidence that the commission's report will be unbiased. Aljazeera Obama's # 2 favorite tyrant--Hamad Al-Khalifa,
  16. British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has authorised the use of rubber bullets and water cannon by the Metropolitan Police to suppress the widespread protests. As the fourth night of angry protests shook the northwestern cities of Manchester and Liverpool, as well as Nottingham, Birmingham, West Bromwich, and Wolverhapton, Cameron announced “a fight back is under way” and “phoney” human rights issues cannot prevent the British government from silencing the angry protesters. Cameron lectured the Chinese authorities, in November 2010, on the importance of human rights and claimed that the British government raises the human rights issues “because the British people expect us to and because we have sincere and deeply-held concerns.” Within just months from his lecture, Cameron describes concerns about human rights “phoney” as he orders the British police to deploy 16,000 officers only in London streets authrosing them to use rubber bullets and water cannon. Britain has a bad track record on using rubber bullets against unarmed civilians which has created great concerns among human rights activists and organizations. Numerous groups, from European Parliament to Human Rights Watch, have called for a ban on rubber bullets. These bullets are supposed to be shot at lower parts of the body; however there is evidence that about 19 people have been killed in Northern Ireland mostly because of rubber bullet injuries to their heads. Moreover, the Independent Police Complaints Commission's revelation that no evidence of a handgun was found at the scene where Mark Duggan, the 29-year-old black, was shot by armed police officers was another setback in Britain's efforts to pose as a supporter of human rights. All these come as Britain tries to present itself to the international community as a human rights defender taking the lead on setting a no fly zone on Libya or pushing for sanctions against Syria to end what it calls crackdown on protesters.
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