"God invites you to the Abode of Peace." (Qur’an 10:25)
"A light has come to you from God and a Glorious Book, with which God will guide to the paths of PEACE those that seek to please Him." (Qur’an 5: 16)
"The common curse of mankind,–”folly and ignorance. "
–Shakespeare in "Troilus and Cressida"
"There was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance."
This must be the Age of Ignorance. An age whereby the impoverished and the wealthy, the illiterate and the educated, the faithful and the faithless, the weak and the powerful, the east and the west share a common trait, a common cause, a common lie—–ignorant perversion of faith, of morality, and truth. An "Age" where lies, greed, murder, and abuse of humanity are justified, even glorified, in the name of the Almighty. >From "Conservative Compassion" (not an error) to "Jihad", the end result is wanton murder and destruction of those unwilling to submit to the "truth of the folly and ignorant"of those delivering "smart bombs" or "car bombs." The leaders of this moral indifference to life and truth, the intellectual disconnect from knowledge and reality, and the perverse ignorance of their own faiths, are the evil triad of Bush (Blair), Sharon, and Bin Laden—-the satanically influenced descendents of our Holy Patriarch, Abraham, peace be upon him.
The Truth from the Holy Qur’an:
"You are indeed the best community that has ever been brought forth for the good of mankind; you enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong, and you believe in God." (Qur’an 3:110)
BIN LADEN’s PERVERTED ISLAM:
Bin Laden’s followers allegedly claim Islam as their faith. They perform their daily prayers in peaceful congregation with their fellow Muslims, hearing the compassionate and merciful teachings of God and His Holy Prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him, only to leave the mosques and return with guns or car bombs to kill the same Muslims they just prayed with, shoulder to shoulder, glorifying God and facing the Holy City of Mecca. These Muslim terrorists have launched a killing spree that does not differentiate between civilians and combatants, Muslims or Non-Muslims; nor in their ignorant rage do they respect the sanctity of Mecca or the Holy month of Ramadan. Islam is innocent and free of these barbarians. No Muslim alive today who worships God and understands the Holy Qur’an can accept this murderous perversion of our faith and not condemn it publicly and repeatedly from every minaret, microphone, school, radio, television, or government office from Washington D.C. to Jakarta. Muslim voices must cry out in unison against these perverse, ignorant sinners who take the lives of the innocent, lives created by God who breathed of His spirit into each human soul.. There should be no time lag in the condemnation of Bin Laden’s followers or any other terrorist group by the entire Muslim world that kill civilians for any reason by the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conferences (O.I.C.) and every major American Muslim and Arab organization in this country. All of humanity, east and west, north and south, should be consistent in condemning terrorism whether committed by governments, such as Israel, or by groups such as Al-Qaeda, Kach, or the I.R.A. The Achilles Hypocritical Heel in the world’s observance of the sanctity of life and of protecting human rights is its consistent double standard that places higher life values on some ethnic groups above others. To America’s eternal shame, our politicians only see campaign financing value in Israeli lives as compared to the silent unphotographed murders of Palestinian civilians.
I share the anger, frustration, even rage against a world that demeans Islam in words and action, yet launches a worldwide crusade against the "spoken" criticisms of Israel or its Jewish political influence upon the White House and Congress. General Boykin, John Ashcroft, Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the "princes of peace"—Reverend Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson–curse Islam under the banner of "free speech" but no such freedom of speech is allotted to a world critical of Bush and Israel’s occupation of Muslim land based on lies, oil, ideology, and religious crusades.To them and Colin Powell, America is ONLY a "Judeo-Christian" nation, thus we as Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Mormons, Scientologists and every other faith are not welcome in our land of birth or citizenship. If only America knew the "Anti-Semitism" harbored by our founding fathers and their loathing of Christianity as an organized religion.
In due time the American people will come to understand the folly of such double standard, their complicity with their taxes and vetoes of Israel’s flaunting of might upon millions of hapless civilians, their alienation from the rest of the world due to Israel’s atrocities and the power of the elite Jewish lobby who’ve hijacked American values and civil liberties for the sake of Israel. However, we as Muslims must never, ever, commit their brand of evil upon innocent civilians who’ve caused us no harm, especially, the murder of our Muslim brothers and sisters. Our Holy Qur’an is replete with admonitions to Muslims to be just, deal fairly, even with unbelievers, be patient and compassionate even in adversity, to be humble always, to be charitable to the weak, and live in peace with all who do not seek to harm or oppress Muslims or commit injustice.
FROM THE HOLY QUR’AN:
"Allah does not forbid you that you show kindness and deal justly with those who do not fight you on account of your faith and do not drive you out from your homeland, for God loves those who act equitably." (Qur’an 60:8)
Islam only permits defensive fighting:
"Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not transgressors." (Qur’an 2: 190)
On Sanctity of All Life, human or animal.
“…Take not life, which Allah hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus does He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” (Al-An`am: 151)
"If anyone slays a human being—unless it be in punishment for murder or for spreading corruption on earth-it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone saves a life, it shall as though he had saved the lives of all mankind." (Qur’an 5:32)
On Being Just and Truthful:
"O YOU who have attained to faith. Be ever steadfast in your devotion to God, bearing witness to the truth in all equity; and never let hatred of ANYONE lead you into the sin of deviating from justice. Be Just: this is the closest to being God-conscience of God: verily God is aware of all that you do." (Qur’an: 5:8)
"But it may well be that God will bring about mutual affection between you, O Believers, and some of those whom you now face as enemies; for God is all powerful—–and God is much-forgiving; a dispenser of grace." (Qur’an 60:7)
On the sinful and prohibitive act of killing Muslims:
"AND it is not conceivable that a believer should slay another believer, unless it be by mistake." (Qur’an 4:92)
"But whoever deliberately slays another believer, his requital shall be hell, therein to abide; and God will condemn him, and will reject him, and will prepare for him awesome suffering." (Qur’an 4:93)
On Repelling Evil with Good:
"But whatever they may say or do, repel the evil which they commit with something that is better: We are fully aware of what they attribute to Us." (Qur’an 23:96)
There is no greater theological perversion of Islam and an outrageous oxymoron than the term "Muslim terrorist." Muslim terrorists from those who committed 9/11 to those killing innocent civilians in Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, Yemen, Indonesia, or anywhere else must be condemned, forcibly stopped if necessary, primarily by Muslims themselves. They are sinners against God, killers of innocent Muslim and Non-Muslim civilians, hijackers of a peaceful beautiful faith, and harmful to the general interests of Islam. Yes, Muslims around the world have a duty and legitimate claim to oppose and fight the unjustified political and military oppression of Muslims by Israel or any other nation, but the fight must be against those who are combatants, not civilians. Even in war, the Prophet (pbuh) forbade Muslims from harming civilians, destroying buildings, killing animals, and uprooting plans and trees. The fight against such occupiers and oppressors must take into consideration the given reality and preparedness of the Muslim world’s disunity, corruption, military weakness, and the abusive dictatorial regimes supported by Bush, Blair, and Sharon.
Let’s begin with a firm understanding and love of our faith. Let us enlighten our minds and hearts and hold on firmly to the Glorious Qur’an. Let us begin with an individual change and commitment to Islam, then hasten a change within our family, our neighbors, our community, then our nations; then and only then will we be assured of victory from Allah (swt) against those who fight Islam and desire our lands and resources. But first we clean our own house of the Bin Laden’s, Saddam Husseins, and all hypocrites who use our faith and our causes to remain in power while indoctrinating our youths toward a violent perversion of Islam.
The Holy Prophet enjoins upon ALL Muslims to do good and prevent evil, even if its against one’s family.
"Anybody amongst you who sees evil should correct it with his own hands. If unable to do so, he should correct it with his speech. If he is unable even to do that, he should at least consider it as such in his heart, for this is the weakest degree of faith."
Mr. and Mrs. American Muslim, what are you doing for your faith? Are you doing good and preventing evil, are you an activist in our nation for the betterment of society and the world, are you voting, donating of your time and money, or are you simply content with the polite "emails" to your congressmen? Are you feeding the poor, sponsoring the orphans, are you reaching out to Christians, Jews, and others to inform them of Islam, are you learning the language, culture, and civics of America, are you volunteering in charitable organizations, are you condemning Muslims when they perform evil acts? Are you living for today or preparing for tomorrow? If you are, God bless you, if you’re not, may God have mercy on your soul when you meet Him.
Our Holy Prophet said:
"The greatest enemies of God are those who have entered Islam, and do acts of infidelity, and who, without cause, shed the blood of man."
The Prophet On Peacemaking:
"Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms, and prayers? Making peace between on another: malice and enmity tear up heavenly rewards by their roots."
The Prophet On Reason:
"God hath not created anything better than Reason, or anything more perfect, or more beautiful than Reason; the benefits which God giveth are on its account; and understanding is by it, and God’s wrath is caused by disregard of it."
How despicable and outrageous for these alleged Muslims to murder in cold blood innocent women, men, and children in Riyadh during the Holy month of Ramadan, the month chosen by Allah (swt) to reveal the Glorious Qur’an. Rather than breaking their fast with dates, these Arabs and Muslims broke their fast with bomb shrapnels that killed, burned, and injured so many.
The eminent Muslim Scholar, Dr. Yusuf Al Qaradawi, said of this terrorist attack in an interview with IslamOnlline on November 9::
“Shedding blood of civilians, even if there are non-Muslims, is haram, prohibited by God, and could not be carried out under any pretexts whatsoever,”
BUSH (blair) and SHARON’S PERVERSION OF THE "JUDEO-CHRISTIAN" TRADITIONS:
I am an American Muslim and as such both my faith and citizenship enjoin upon me to uphold freedoms for mankind, to uphold the rights of people to self-determination, to oppose injustice anywhere, to work for human rights and social justice, and to boldly voice my political and economic rights to oppose Bush’s anarchic foreign policies and his support of the real terrorist, Sharon, Bush’s "Man of Peace."
If Israel and Sharon are Bush’s role models of Democracies for the Middle East than he can take this offer and shelve it. If his limited understanding of "Democracy" means abusing civil liberties, interning people without due process, robbing our taxes to enrich his "industrial-military" complex friends at the expense of the uninsured, illiterate, hungry, drug-less seniors, and ailing Veterans, if it means damaging our air and water here and worldwide to enrich his polluting industrialists, if it means creating a world of tension, terrorism, and wars for the sake of Israel, Oil, and "re-election" where Muslim lives are the collateral damage to electoral votes and Jewish finances—–than he can keep his democracy and rest assured that we Americans will by our gift and freedom to vote will enforce a "regime change" in 2004—-and Mr. Bush, you can take that to the Bank.
The greatest threat to America are not Muslims who’ve never sought to harm America in anyway prior to Israel’s brutal founding by force upon a land ethnically cleansed for European Jewish Holocaust survivors. The greatest threat to America are the ideological fanatics of the Christian right who control the Republican Party of Lincoln and their Pro-Armageddon association with Jewish Zionists for Israel. This marriage of convenience is a political marriage of hate, violence, and religious crusades——an association born in a KKK-like mentality that is against minorities, civil liberties, open immigration, pro-isolationism, and promoting world disorder. Without America, there would be no Israeli atrocities and flaunting of world bodies and laws, no Muslim rage at the oppression, murder, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Sharon’s extremist right wing government supported by our right wing administration; thus Americans are dying in Muslim lands due to guilt by association.
Why the sudden schism and animosity between Christians and Muslims, between Americans and Arabs? It’s Israel, it’ll always be Israel until America finds its courage to tear the Anti-Semitic badge from its psyche and enforce justice in the Middle East.
"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good…Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don’t want equal time. We don’t want pluralism."
–Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 8-16-93
"BEAM ME UP, LORD" for "faith-cliches" and "sound bytes" substitute for reason in our alleged "civilized" country as they do for religious and political ideologies—–in this land of the free, the brave, but tragically uninformed.
The Muslim Scholar Imam Ibn Taymiah (d. 1328) used to say: “The nations may live long in spite of their disbelief, but they cannot live long when they are oppressors.”
LET US AS ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN PRAY FOR PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG ALL FAITHS.
"O our Sustainer! Let not our hearts swerve from the truth after Thou has guided us, and bestow upon us the gift of Thy grace; verily, Thou are the true Giver of Gifts." (Qur’an 3:8)
"Lord, give us mercy from yourself, and direct us to right conduct in our plight". (Qur’an: 18:10)