Thursday, November 19, 2009
Those fanning the flames of the war on Islam are the spiritual descendents of Abu Lahab, "Father of Flame," a red-faced rich man who with his wife was the premier persecutor of the Prophet Muhammad, peace upon him.
"In the campaign waged against Muhammad (sas), however, the Quran specifies his uncle Abu Lahab and his uncle's wife as two of his most relentless opponents. They thrust themselves into the lead role among the Makkan elite in their persecution of the Prophet (sas), and they pursued their ill-treatment of him with unnatural zeal. Abu Lahab focused all his energy on tormenting the Prophet (sas), and he directed his family and considerable influence toward this end. Moreover, he took it upon himself to deny the Prophet (sas) the freedom to convey his message publicly; he even tried to physically obstruct the Prophet (sas) from his personal worship of God. Abu Lahab remained for the rest of his life a central figure in the opposition to the Prophet (sas) among Makkah's chief clan of Quraysh. He died as a principle catalyst of the repression conducted against Islam in Arabia that lasted more than twenty years." - Ahmad Zaki Hammad, Father of the Flame: Commentary & Vocabulary Reference of Surat al-Masad
Here is my English interpretation of the Qur'an's Surah 111, Surat al-Masad:
Perish the hands
of Father Flame
and perish he!
will ease him.
He'll kindle hellfire,
And his wife
will haul his firewood
With a noose for a necklace!
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This isn't quite as literal as some English interpretations of Surah 111. Literally Abu Lahab means "Father of Flame," a nickname engendered by a deviation from the Arabic system of naming a father after his firstborn son. And in the last line, a literal translation would have Abu Lahab's wife wearing a rough halter of palm-fiber, not a hangman's noose, while the well-known fancy necklace it replaces is left implicit. But I think these slight changes in literal meaning convey the sense of the original less poorly than more literal interpretations. "Around her neck a rope of palm fiber" is distinctly anticlimactic, conveying as it does very little meaning to the uninitiated modern English speaker, whereas "with a noose for a necklace" offers a sharp and succinct image of her disgrace.
Today, the raging, fire-breathing Islamophobes incarnate the spirit of Abu Lahab--the spirit of hellfire. Perish their hands, and may they perish!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Millions of us protest when our prophet is insulted by Salman Rushdie, Danish cartoonists, and the Pope. Yet how many of us follow his example by insisting on speaking the truth even if it brings derision, ostracism, economic hardship, and worse? If he were here today, would he not insist on speaking the truth about the false-flag attacks that have launched a global war against his community?
"Whoever of you sees something wrong, let him change it with his hand. If unable to, then let him change it with his tongue. If unable, then with his heart. And that is the weakest degree of faith."
"The best jihad is speaking the truth to an unjust ruler."
"When you see my Community too intimidated by an oppressor to tell him, 'You are a tyrant,' then you may as well say goodbye to them."
In Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (tr: Noah Ha Mim Keller), The Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law p.715. Aman/Dubai, 1991. This series of ahadith is taken from Ghazali's Ihya' `ulum ad-din as abridged by Ibn Qudama Maqdisi from an earlier abridgement by `Abd ar-Rahman ibn Jawzi.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
"On September 20, 2008 a dump truck filled with explosives detonated in front of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, killing 54 and wounding 266. The media fed us the usual ‘terrorist attack’ story, like they did on 9/11. But according to a report by Tariq But of the Saudi Gazette, witnesses said that Marines unloaded a US embassy truckload of steel boxes and shifted them inside the Marriott Hotel on Wednesday, three days before the bombing. It was a high-security operation carried out with both the main gates of the hotel closed. Only the US Marines could approach the truck to unload the steel boxes and shift them inside the hotel. Hotel sources said the boxes were not passed through the scanners installed at the entrance of the lobby and were shifted to the fourth and fifth floors of the Marriott."
Full article by Saad Ali here.
Monday, November 9, 2009
"Yet what docrines did Hasan absorb at the mosque? While he was a communicant, it hosted at least four talks by Enver Masud, the founder of The Wisdom Fund, the main Muslim 'truther' group in America."
This ludicrous attempt to blame Enver Masud and the 9/11 truth movement for the questionable events at Ft. Hood was authored by Steven Schwartz, the radical Zionist, neoconservative intelligence agent who masqueraded as a leftist while working to destroy the left prior to the fall of the Berlin wall, and has since been masquerading as a Muslim while working to destroy Islam.
Schwartz has been a neocon/Mossadnik operative since 1983, when Lawrence Chickering got him a job at the neocon front operation "Institute for Contemporary Studies":
"Then a new hope appeared on his horizon, when Schwartz met someone gullible enough to offer him a job based on his superficial intellectual merits. That person was a Yale graduate, advocate of up-by-their-bootstraps ideology and trust fund beneficiary named A. Lawrence 'Lawrie' Chickering. Chickering headed a Reagan Administration-connected San Francisco-based think tank called the Institute for Contemporary Studies, and the encounter between Schwartz and Chickering was a true meeting of minds.
"Schwartz read some of his wannabe-Surrealist poetry to Chickering, and Chickering offered Schwartz a job as a senior editor at the Institute. Schwartz offered to tell Chickering everything he knew about the Spanish Civil War, and Chickering offered to introduce Schwartz to the leading personalities of the Israel Lobby. For Schwartz, the world had changed, and he had now seen the light; he became a passionate believer in government-assisted free market economic policies. He stopped trying to sell kids in black leather jackets on the virtues of Leon Trotsky and anarcho-syndicalism, and instead wrote editorials demanding increased congressional funding for the Nicaraguan Contras. Chickering even allowed Schwartz to visit the White House and shake hands with Oliver North." - Kevin Keating
Schwartz's well-funded anti-Islam wrecking operation targets unusually effective, accomplished Muslims like Dalia Mogahed and Enver Masud. What is really tragic about this situation is that many well-meaning American Muslims of a pro-Sufism orientation are taken in by Schwartz's pro-Sufism, anti-"Wahabbism" polemic. What they don't realize is that Schwartz is just reciting lines fed to him by his intelligence agency handlers, who craft those lines for maximum impact in splitting the ummah and sowing fitna in the Muslim community.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
As-Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmat Ullaahi wa Barakaatuh.
There comes a time when a conscientious citizen of the world has to admit the existence of radical evil, even in the ranks of his own government, when all the relevant signs emerge.
Such admissions do not come easy. It requires mature faith. Learned Muslims know that Shayton(Satan) participates in human institutions and tries to interfere with even the best intentions of good people. People of good faith seek refuge in God.
In recent history, this problem has reached a boiling point with the emergence of unprecedented FALSE FLAG attacks, implicating Musilms individually and collectively. (For those who don't know, a FALSE FLAG ATTACK is when a government shoots itself in the foot in order to sound an alarm about phony "foreign invaders and infiltrators." Hitler did it with the Reichstag fire, and moved on to establish martial law and dictatorship.)
The Muslim community collectively has failed to mature to the point where this phenomenon is understand in precise terms. The more alert among us create conspiracy theories without hard facts, while being propelled by good intentions. The diplomatic among us seek to distance our community from individual deviants.
This week is a turning point for Muslims in this regard. The Fort Hood attacks could NOT have happened the way that public officials are describing. Something is missing, in fact, many vital points are missing from a would-be realistic portrait. We need to wake up or suffer the backlash. We must come clean and play our role as informed citizens.
Start with motive. The attacks are a public relations, propaganda bonanza for America's military machine: "We have more enemies than we can count in more places than we can account for. Stand tall and march with greater determination." Then, vague "Muslim" figures are increasingly painted in the deepening shadows of doubt and public peril, if not simply via guilt by association.
Next, look at feasibility. Can someone standing on top of a desk firing at random on troops trained-for-street-battles-in-Iraq, can such a person in the span of a minute fire 13 lethal shots with deadly accuracy. Will the would-be victims stand tall like target-dummies and puff up their chests and let their faces shine for the bullets? That's what the media and official sources would lead us to believe.
Let Muslims of every age understand one or two nuances here: The zone of a lethal bullet-shot is very limited in size and can only be successfully targeted in close range bullet-discharges. Someone firing into a crowd will not score well as a marksman, at least not in the span of a minute or two, which is the time-frame here. [The lethal zone in question is basically head, neck and heart.]
Next, note the lack of transparency. There is a near total shutdown of substantive, objective coverage of the actual event. Instead, we are treated to innuendos vis-a-vis the suspects idiosyncratic behavior. "Objective reporting" consists of contradictory leaks, sometimes involving several shooters.
As with the Nine Eleven attacks, the overwhelming majority of relevant evidence may be in the process of being destroyed as we speak. Eye-witness testimonies contradicting the official version of events are being sequestered. One or two "witnesses"(perhaps participants) in the massacre could confirm the offical version. Contrary testimonies may take years to emerge, when it is too late to make a difference. The alleged perpetrator may not be brought to trial because of a managed comatose state if not death itself. Thus the government will not be required to publish details of the event. In the meantime, Muslims locally and globally take the brunt of blame for not controlling, containing, healing or expelling the violent radicals in our midst.
ISNA is right in treating the event as a CRIME. If this had been done with the Nine Eleven Attacks, the real perpetrators would have seen justice long ago. The question is: Will we exhibit straightforward character here, as Muslims should?
Intelligent Muslims leaders must remain calm and collected and demand due process. If the government claims that it cannot publish its sources, or if a reasonable period of time passes without transparency, our leaders should speak out in condemnation of this manipulated propaganda event. Justice postponed is justice denied.
Standing firm in this way, Muslims can be a catalyst for social reform and a dynamic factor in purging government of extremism.
Islamic Studies Lecturer, University of Petronas
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Fort Hood Shooting "Oddities"
ABC News reports: "U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News." Was Hasan set up as the patsy for a false-flag operation designed to shore up flagging public support for the war on Islam?
Fort Hood Mystery by Michael Gaddy
Army: More Than One Shooter In Killing Spree
Alleged Ft. Hood Killer Smiling On Store Cam: Does That Look Like A Killer About To Deploy?
Everything About Nidal Malik Hasan Screams “Patsy”
She heard there were two shooters; then five
Fort Hood Massacre - Mind Control?
Army: 7 dead in dual attacks at Fort Hood, Texas
Friday November 06, Mike Rivero of WhatReallyHappened suspected it was a MUTINY.
Saturday November 07, Mike fills in the interesting details. It WAS a mutiny.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad references controlled demolition of World Trade Center
"Dr Mahathir said that the odd thing about 9/11 was that all 3 buildings collapsed rapidly straight down, as if they had explosives already inserted in certain places, and not from the effect of the aircraft hitting them, but due to a demolition method. He wondered why the 3rd building collapsed in the same way (WTC7) although it was not hit by any aircraft. The collapse of this building had been admitted by its jewish owner, as a controlled demolition when he said 'we pulled it.'
"Michel Chussodovsky confirmed this, and that in a bitter irony both the CNN and the BBC had announced the collapse of WTC7 20 minutes before they actually collapsed. While the BBC reporter was saying this being filmed in front of WTC7, showed the building still up, and he wondered how any one could have known this without foreknowledge.
"Dr Mahathir said that obviously there have been a lot of lies behind these wars..."
-Mathaba (Malaysian newspaper) 10/29/2009
See also: PatriotsQuestion911 listing for Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
Sunday, November 1, 2009
"I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children and other people. Such a practice is forbidden even in the course of a battle. . . . [W]e are against the American system, not against its people, whereas in these attacks, the common American people have been killed."