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Is Islam the Enemy? Noam Chomsky explains

Here is Noam Chomsky explaining very briefly whether Islam is the Enemy and the weight of the Clash of Civilizations.

If the youtube is missing, click here for Video 1.

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Foreign Policy compiles sites and forums of Internet Radicals

Foreign Policy posted this interesting and alarming link at their website. There are few interesting things that I noticed.

On slide 15, it shows that these Radicals are also on Facebook with “200 fans.” Now if you compare this with other Islamic oriented pages on Facebook that are not that famous and are not affiliated with any famous organizations like Productive Muslim, Islamic Studies have many more fans than this. This is one example that it shows that it’s the small group but is highly organized.

Moreover, many of these people are working on their own by listening radical leaders on YouTube and Internet Forums, creating videos and posting on YouTube that are emotional and arouse people to do something against leadership (foreign and domestic!). The ignorance of Islam (limited or no understanding of Islam) combined with zealousy or political/financial situation of the person or his family all contributes to this radicalism.

Ulema (Muslim Religious Scholars) of Islam have always stood against Radicalism and Extremism. If you want to read a book on this subject (especially for Muslims) read “Islamic Awakening between Rejection and Continue reading

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One Nut Pastor That Fooled The World!

So this Pastor Terry Jones in Florida from a church group that was financially and intellectually bankcrupt when announced the “Burn Quran Day” he bacame an instant international figure. Then he called it off to show that he got some leadership! Man got some skills of Public relations…

But lets analyze really quick what just happened by one nut who was blinded in a faith of instant publicity:

– Indonesian President used some harsh language towards US (to appeal its citizens but neverthless).

– Afghans took streets in protest, NATO camp was attacked by mob, a US soldier shot dead an Afghani protestor. All this for total nonesense because of One Nut.

– Mr Imam Feisal Rauf of Cordoba Initiative (aka NYC Cultural Center) according to the Nut Pastor apparently cut a deal with him to move the NYC Cultural Center away from Ground Zero?!?!? Like Seriously !!

– Imam Muhammad Musri, head of the Islamic Society of the Central Florida stood at Pastor Nut’s media conference and said that he feels that the Mosque should not be built near Ground Zero. Interesting because [1st] Its NOT a Mosque, its a freeken Cultural Center. [2nd] A Mosque has been there at that spot for all these years !

– Mr. Nut Pastor Jones can’t even pronounce Imam properly when referring to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (with whom he said he cut a deal). He kept referring to Imam Feisal Rauf as “Iman.” Its like calling Pastor a “Paster” Continue reading

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Do Muslims have equal rights? John Esposito confronts rising Islamophobia!

*A Must Read Article by John Esposito

By John Esposito

In recent weeks, Republican politics and attempts across America to block the building of mosques have underscored the impact of Islamophobia in American society.

Republican candidates have jumped on a bandwagon, appealing to racist attitudes towards Islam and Muslims as a political wedge to gain electoral votes in the coming November elections. Bogus charges in 2008 that Barack Obama was a Muslim, as if that should discredit him, is an example of an Islamophobia which is still being used as a political strategy today. This form of political hate speech was addressed by Colin Powell in his endorsement of Obama when he asked:

“Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? … I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, ”He’s a Muslim and he might be associated [with] terrorists.” This is not the way we should be doing it in America.”

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, desperately seeking to recapture his national Republican leader role, tried this past week to create a bizarre national threat about the implementation of Islamic law, shariah, that doesn’t even exist:

“One of the things that I am going to suggest today is a federal law which says no court anywhere in the United States under any circumstance is allowed to consider sharia as a replacement for American law. Period.”

Republican Rex Duncan of Oklahoma followed suit, warning there is a “war for the survival of America,” to keep the sharia from creeping into the American court system. In California, a Tea Party Rally in protest of an Islamic Center Continue reading

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Injustice Cannot Defeat Injustice

Muslim Public Affairs Council has issued a video in which leading American Islamic Scholars condemn violence, extremism and terrorism yet again.

Apart from the video, if you are interested in reading more condemnations, Fatwas and articles; or if you are one of those who keep asking “Where is the Muslim Voice” then make sure you click Here Are The Muslim Voices!

If the video cannot be found, please click here.

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How Some People Treat Muslims

Below is the link of the short 10 min video that shows 2 different kinds of reaction to the mistreatment of a Muslim woman.

To watch the video click here.

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ICNA Shariah Council Responds to Anwar Al Awlaki

Imam Omar Ahmad Suleiman, member of ICNA’s Shariah Council appeals to the Muslim youth in response to Anwar Al Awlaki’s audio message:

“In the name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His final messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).

First and foremost, everything that is written is in assumption that the messages from Imam Anwar that have recently surfaced are indeed from him and no one else.

As American Muslims, many of us used to wonder at how Allah has blessed Imam Anwar with such a degree of eloquence, and the gift of storytelling if you will, that he could move you to tears within 5 minutes of his lecturing. The news that he was detained a few years ago in Yemen brought many of us into a state of shock and depression. We invoked Allah (SWT) to free our beloved Imam nightly until we heard the wonderful news that he had been freed on December 12, 2007. I remember all the text messages, emails, and blog posts with ecstatic Muslims around the country praising Allah for his release.

Then something happened. Slowly, we began to see the post-prison Anwar Al Awlaki express strange radical views. Continue reading

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NY Time’s Frustrated Strivers!!

By Umer Sultan 

The New York Times, America’s one of the largest national Newspaper in print and online, published a biography of a militant Umar Kundi yesterday (Feb 27th 2010) under this title “Frustrated Strivers in Pakistan Turn to Jihad.” 

When I read a title, I didn’t even think that it will be a biography of a militant. In fact for some naive reason I thought the NY Times, this prestigious newspaper, would have gone deep into the issue of militancy and had tried to show the confusion amongst the Pakistani youth. 

Picture- The 1st Shock

Obnoxious

 

I was shocked when I saw the first picture and read the caption of it. This picture has nothing to do with anything with the entire article first of all. Second, why a niqabi (face covered) and hijabi (head covered dressed modestly) women is shown? What has that got to do with Extremism or Jihad? 

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Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian by Iain Adamson

Today I finished reading the book by Iain Adamson “Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian” published by Elite International Publications in 1989.  Before I dive into my thoughts on this book, I would like to present here brief info regarding who Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani was.

Brief Intro:

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani

Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani was born in Qadian, India on February 13th, 1835 (Iain Adamson) or in 1839 or 1840 (Qadianism by Hasan Ali Nadwi).  He was a public debator, preacher, and spent most of his youth in debating Christian missionaries and Hindu group Arya Samaj.  He defended Islam, became famous in those bad times when Muslims had lost the War of Independence of 1857.  Many Islamic Scholars and leaders who participated in the freedom struggle were hanged by the imperial British governemnt and series of political, social and cultural crackdown was undertaken in order to minimze the possible uprising by Indians, especially by Indian Muslims.

In this era of despair, Mirza called himself a reformer (Mujaddid) and then called himself a Promised Messiah.  He started preaching that Isa ibn Maryam, Jesus Christ (Peace and Blessing be upon him) had died and that God had sent him as a Promised Messiah to unite all the religions and bring peace to this world.  This angered Christians and Muslims both, because both hold the belief in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

When he had enough supporters and financial stability, he declared that instead of inspirations from God, he started receiving revelations from God and that in those revelations God revealed to him that he was a Prophet in Islam.  Mirza declared that although Prophet Muhammed (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was the last Messenger of Allah (God) with the final Shar’iah (code/way of life), he is the chosen one- a prophet, a Promised Messiah-  and he claimed to affirming to the Sharia of Muhammad without abrogating any thing from the teachings of Muhammad!

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Geo Interview with a Suicide Bomber- Is Khawarij Mentality Back!!

By Umer Sultan

Geo News of Pakistan, interviewed a released Suicide Bomber in Pakistan. This video which is with English Subtitles, exposes the bitter reality to those Muslims who are still of the opinion that “Muslim” Terrorist are working for the Ummah.

After watching this video, I experienced a quick flashback. All the rules of engagement in the War, Quranic verses and Ahadith came across my mind and I was left wondering, is it not this a Khawarij mentality!!!

Fitna Khawarij came into existence after the wisal (death) of Prophet Muhammad SAW. They were the first group of Muslim extremists who declared the entire Ummah back then as Kafir (non-belivers) and made it legitimate to spill the blood of Muslims.

In this video, this Suicide Bombers has quite clearly declared that the Muslims of Pakistan, inclusing the scholars are not innocent and it needed be they must be killed because they are not participating in Jihad.

Hearing the word Jihad, it reminded me of some rules and guidlines. Jihad has to be declared by a legitimate Islamic Government (which the Muslim world is lacking).

The Mujahideen (those who participate in Jihad) they need to have permission from their parents, espacially from their Mothers. This guy said “When Jihad becomes obligatory, then the parent’s opposition doesn’t count.” Which is quite contrary to what Prophet Muhammad SAW said to a Muslim, who wanted to participate in Jihad against the forces of Quraish, but was told to serve his old mother and that will be his Jihad.

The first 4 Rightly guided Caliphs-Caliph Abu Bakar, Caliph Umar ibn Al Khattab, Caliph Usman ibn Affan, Caliph Ali ibn abi Talib- and many commanders always reminded their generals before any war that ‘Old people, women, children and unarmed adult men need not to be killed. Fruits, cattle and vegetation need not to be destroyed.’ Whereas, this dude is saying that when his ameer gives him a target, that target needs to be fulfilled even if that means blowing up a Mosque and Markets (killing not only men, but also kids and infants and women).

Is this a Khawarij Mentality? I think it is. Does this means that Khawarij ideology is back in the Muslim Ummah?

Series of bombs every day in Pakistan. Mosques, markets, military posts, police stations, schools and Islamic Universities, politicians and Islamic Scholars, every one has become the target of Khawarij.

We need to stand up once again for Islam against Khawarijeen.

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