Monthly Archives: February 2010

Jummah Reminder – Surah At Tauba – Ayah 20

9.20 Those who believe and suffer exile and strive with might and remain in Allah’s cause with their goods and their persons have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: They are the people who will achieve salvation.

Holy Quran – Surah At Tauba – Ayah 20

Interpretation:

Here is a good description of Jihad Fi’Sabeel’Allah.

It may require fighting in Allah’s cause, its a form of self-sacrifice. But its essence consists in;

(1) a true and sincere Faith, which so fixes its gaze on Allah, that all selfish or worldly motives seem paltry and fade away, and

(2) an earnest and ceaseless activity, involving the sacrifice (if need be) of life, person, or property, in the service of Allah.

Mere brutal fighting is opposed to the whole spirit of Jihad, while the sincere scholar’s pen or preacher’s voice or wealthy man’s contributions may be the most valuable forms of Jihad.

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64% Say Afghan War Unwinnable

64% of people say the Afghan war is now unwinnable, according to a recent poll commissioned by the BBC’s Newsnight programme. Now that President Karzai has effectively usurped his own position by going from puppet leader to a dictator by taking control of the electoral commission which exposed the rampant corruption involved in his 2009 election win.

How much longer will the indigenous population of Afghanistan and British troops be slaughtered and maimed in this never ending war to support a corrupt president whom the majority of Afghans feel was imposed on them by an invading and occupying force.

Hamidullah says he is a member of the Taliban fighting against Operation Moshtarak – a joint Afghan-Nato offensive centred around Marjah, in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province.

He told Al Jazeera
that the foreign troops’ offensive is not succeeding, as they often kill civilians instead of Taliban fighters.

As a result, he says the Afghan people now support the Taliban more than before.

His statements come after a Nato air strike on what was assumed to be a bus carrying Taliban fighters on Sunday, killed 33 Afghan civilians.

In previous, so called wars that are fought on “conventional” terms, you always had a front line which would move forwards and backwards depending on the tactics and opposing forces wore recognisable uniforms.

In Afghanistan there is no front line and the “enemy” do not wear uniforms, they have the ability to conceal themselves into their surroundings whenever they wish, this is the hallmarks of a Guerilla Army, tactics the West so admirably taught an earlier generation to fight against the Russian Red Army that was occupying Afghanistan.

On the simple basis of historical precedent, this “war” will never be won on a military basis, our inept politicians must find a way to withdraw, without any further losses of life to the people of Afghanistan or to the troops who are dying for a cause they cannot comprehend.

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Are The UK & US Sponsoring Terrorism In Iran?

Iran today announced the capture of Abdul Malak Rigi, leader of terrorist group Jundallah.

Abdul Malak Rigi was seen at an American base a day earlier and on his person he was carrying a passport issued by the U.S.

Iran has long claimed that Jundallah was backed by the United States as part of an ongoing proxy war meant to pressure the Islamic Republic. Iran’s Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi showed a photo of Abdulmalak Rigi on state television and said it was taken at the “headquarters of Americans in Afghanistan” 24 hours before his capture. Moslehi also showed an identity card and passport purporting to belong to Rigi that he said were issued by the U.S.

“We warn the U.S and British intelligence services that they should stop underwriting terrorists, we have strong evidence proving Abdulmalak Rigi was enjoying support from U.S., England and some other European countries.”

Moslehi stated in a televised interview.

In 2007, ABC News revealed in a programme titled “The Secret War Against Iran” that a Pakistani group called the Jundullah has been “encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005.” The report also revealed that the US officials had ordered Jundullah to ‘stage deadly guerrilla raids inside the Islamic Republic, kidnap Iranian officials and execute them on camera’, all as part of a ‘programmatic objective to overthrow the Iranian government’.

A 2007 Sunday Telegraph report revealed that the CIA had created Jundullah to achieve ‘regime change in Iran’. The report said it was the very same US intelligence outfit that had tried to destabilise Iran by ‘supplying arms-length support’ and ‘money and weapons’ to Jundullah.

Former Pakistan Army Chief General Mirza Aslam Baig has said that the United States is providing training facilities to the people of Jundallah, in Balochistan so that these people could create unrest in the area and affect Iran-Pakistan relations.

Devlin Buckley, at The American Monitor, on 25 April 2007, pointed out that Jundullah was also linked to the Liquid Air Bomb Plot of 2006.

Both U.S. and British officials have claimed that the boss of the Jundullah is Matiur Rehman.

Rehman is reportedly a member of Al CIAda and was reportedly involved in the liquid bomb plot.

Abdul Hamid Rigi, second in command of Jundullah and brother of it’s captured leader Abdul Malak, has previously stated that:

“Since 1382 (2003), Jundullah members have been involved in fifty to sixty terrorist operations, including mass murder, hostage takings, bombings, raids, car thefts, and other acts of sabotage against civilians and the government.”

Jundullah leader Abdulmalik Rigi received $100,000 from US operatives to fuel sectarianism in Iran in just one of their meetings, his brother has said.

“My brother Abdulmalik met several times with US forces in Pakistan, I myself took part in one of those meetings, where we discussed recruitment, training, infiltrating Iran and methods of inflaming Sunni-Shia sectarianism for three hours. In that meeting, the Americans gave my brother $100,000”

Abdulhamid also said that during the meeting in question, his brother had asked for computer and satellite equipment, which he used to recruit young Sunni Baluchies. According to Jundullah’s former number two, young men were attracted to the group because it sought to portray itself as an Islamic and Jihadist movement.

Abdulmalik Rigi admitted during an interview with a US-based satellite TV station that his group collaborated with another anti-Iranian terrorist group, the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).

“They (MKO) inform us about the regime’s activities in our areas of operations and let us know of the regime’s forces in these districts and send us most of the intelligence of our interest by email and messages”

The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by the US, Iran, and Iraq. Nevertheless, the US government has still not classified Jundullah as a proscribed terrorist organisation.

The US & UK at the behest of their client, Israel, has been trying desperately to effect regime change in Iran, under the pretext of Iran’s nuclear aims.

They tried the “Dove” tactics of undermining the elections in Iran and supporting the opposition to rally, while at the same time supporting a corrupted election so their puppet in Afghanistan could get a second term.

When the “Doves” fail, it’s always left to the “Jackals” to get the job done. There have been several cases of “American or western hitchikers” being arrested in Iran, which should be read as black op agents operating clandestinely for a foreign intelligence agency.

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IDF Soldier Gets A Beating In Dubai

The beating I refer to was dished out by Venus Williams to Shahar Pe’er in the semi finals of the Dubai Open tennis tournament.

While the row escalates between our foreign office and the zionist regime amongst further revelations that the mossad assassination squad that killed Mahmoud al-Mahbhouh were carrying diplomatic passports to enter Dubai.

Why did Dubai kowtow to the israeli’s?

In case you don’t know Shahar served as a member of the IDF.

She’s had the nerve to state:

“I don’t think there is a place for politics in sport. It’s a shame that someone thinks it is my fault that there are problems in the world.”

Quite how she could assert that belief is quite ridiculous.

The Australians For Palestine group have covered this in great detail, so head on over for a read on the politics V sport debate.

I remember tennis ace Rafa Nadal saying:

“I keep telling myself it is against humanity if you don’t help children in the Gaza Strip,”

Referring to the israeli slaughter of Gaza’s civilian population in 2009.

This comes on the back of a BBC report that glamorises women’s roles in the IDF.

“It’s a very, very, very cool experience, to shoot a gun – I love it!”

So nothing wrong what-so-ever with having child killers being allowed into your country to play a little tennis.

Still, Shahar, could have been a lot worse, it’s only tennis, you could have ended up with a bullet between your eyes, mossad style.

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Foreign Wars Of Choice

The U.S. & UK Government’s use foreign wars to distract people’s attention from internal problems.

That’s according to rapper and political activist ‘Immortal Technique’.

In an exclusive interview with Russia Today’s Marina Portnaya he says America’s bad decisions are covered up with lame excuses.

Hip hop ain’t dead, it’s alive and kicking.

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Jummah Reminder – Du’aa Al Qunoot Prayer in Time of War & Calamity

As’Salaam’Alaikum,

I don’t have to spell out the situation that faces the Muslims of Afghanistan right now, and the situation faced by Muslims the world over.

As a reminder to myself and a reminder to everyone, and seeing today is the first jummah of Rabbi-Al-Awwal, I would ask you all to read the following.

Dua’h without action is meaningless, Alhumdullilah we are amongst those that Allah Az’Wajjal has chosen to lift the blindfolds from our eyes, and has shown us the path.

Raise your hands in duah.

Insh’Allah.

Akh The Angry Academic Activist

Du’aa’ al-Qunoot in Witr prayer a number of wordings have been narrated, including the following:

1 – The version which the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught to al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him), which is:

اللهم اهدني فيمن هديت ، وعافني فيمن عافيت ، وتولني فيمن توليت ، وبارك لني فيما أعطيت ، وقني شر ما قضيت ، فإنك تقضي ولا يقضى عليك ، إنه لا يذل من واليت ، ولا يعز من عاديت ، تباركت ربنا وتعاليت ، لا منجى منك إلا إليك

“Allaahumma ihdini feeman hadayta wa ‘aafini feeman ‘aafayta wa tawallani feeman tawallayta wa baarik li feema a’tayta, wa qini sharra ma qadayta , fa innaka taqdi wa la yuqda ‘alayk, wa innahu laa yadhillu man waalayta wa laa ya’izzu man ‘aadayta, tabaarakta Rabbana wa ta’aalayta la munji minka illa ilayk”

O Allaah, guide me among those whom You have guided, pardon me among those whom You have pardoned, turn to me in friendship among those on whom You have turned in friendship, and bless me in what You have bestowed, and save me from the evil of what You have decreed. For verily You decree and none can influence You; and he is not humiliated whom You have befriended, nor is he honoured who is Your enemy. Blessed are You, O Lord, and Exalted. There is no place of safety from You except with You.

Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1213; al-Nasaa’i, 1725; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Irwa’, 429.

It was narrated from ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say at the end of Witr:

“Allaahumma inni a’oodhu bi ridaaka min sakhatika wa bi mu’aafaatika min ‘uqoobatika wa a’oodhu bika minka, la uhsi thana’an ‘alayka anta kama athnayta ‘ala nafsika

O Allaah, I seek refuge in Your pleasure from Your wrath and in Your forgiveness from Your punishment. I cannot praise You enough; You are as You have praised Yourself.

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1727; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Irwa’, 430; Saheeh Abi Dawood, 1282.

When praying Qunoot at the time of calamity, one should make supplication as is appropriate to the situation, as it was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed some Arab tribes who had betrayed his companions and killed them, and he prayed for the weak and oppressed believers in Makkah, that Allaah would save them.

It was narrated that ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) prayed Qunoot with the following words:

اللهم إنا نستعينك ونؤمن بك ، ونتوكل عليك ونثني عليك الخير ولا نكفرك ، اللهم إياك
نعبد ، ولك نصلي ونسجد ، وإليك نسعى ونحفد ، نرجو رحمتك ونخشى عذابك ، إن عذابك الجدَّ بالكفار مُلحق ، اللهم عذِّب الكفرة أهل الكتاب الذين يصدون عن سبيلك

Allaahumma inna nasta’eenuka wa nu’minu bika, wa natawakkalu ‘alayka wa nuthni ‘alayka al-khayr, wa laa nakfuruka. Allaahumma iyyaaka na’budu wa laka nusalli wa nasjudu, wa ilayka nas’aa wa nahfid. Narju rahmataka wa nakhsha ‘adhaabaka, inna ‘adhaabaka al-jadd bil kuffaari mulhaq. Allaahumma ‘adhdhib il-kafarata ahl al-kitaab alladheena yasuddoona ‘an sabeelika

O Allaah, verily we seek Your help, we believe in You, we put our trust in You and we praise You and we are not ungrateful to You. O Allaah, You alone we worship and to You we pray and prostrate, for Your sake we strive. We hope for Your mercy and fear Your punishment, for Your punishment will certainly reach the disbelievers. O Allaah, punish the infidels of the People of the Book who are preventing others from following Your way.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also taught us a dua to say against our enemies:

Allaahumma munzilal-kitaabi, saree’al-hisaabi, ihzimil-‘ahzaaba, Allaahumma ihzimhum wa zalzilhum.

Allah, Revealer of the Book, Swift to account , defeat the groups (of disbelievers) . O Allah , defeat them and shake them.

Reference: Muslim 3/1362.

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Exploring Jewish Extremism

Eli Valley takes a satirical look at ultra-Orthodox Judaism, outreach to young, secular Jews, and perceptions and misconceptions of authentic Jewish life.

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The quotations in this comic are all based on real quotations. Below, each subject is linked to its original source.

1) Intolerance of other Jewish groups.
In response to the Neeman Commission on conversion, certain Orthodox leaders gave voice to their opinion on other forms of Judaism. Rabbi Andrew Sacks in the Jerusalem Post reports:

Rabbi Yisrael Eichler, a spokesperson in the Haredi world, wrote that “Reform Rabbis are further from Judaism than Christians and Muslims and that they should be considered as filthy, lying, shekotzim who are criminals, who brought about the holocaust on the Jewish people.”

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said, “Reform Jews should be vomited up…and thrown out of the country.”

Both Sacks and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
quote an advertisement signed by Orthodox leaders including Rabbi Shalom Yosef Elyashiv, the leading halachic authority of the haredi community, and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Shas’ spiritual mentor:

As darkness covers the earth, the Reform and Conservative sects that are the destroyers of the religion are trying to dig their nails into the Holy Land and receive recognition as though they were streams of Judaism, God forbid. We hereby pronounce da’at Torah [this Torah opinion] that it is inconceivable to grant them any recognition whatsoever, and it is forbidden to conduct any negotiations with the destroyers that counterfeit Torah.

2) Intolerance of women’s prayers.

Yediot Aharonot (October 24, 2001) reported Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s understanding of women’s prayer. Prof. David Golinkin, President of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem noted at the time that Yosef, “one of the foremost halakhic authorities in the world and spiritual leader of the Shas party,” distinguishes between Michal, daughter of King Saul, who put on tefillin every day despite not being obliged to, and:

these wicked women, the Reform, who do everything in order to bash Judaism … they should be wrapped in a tallit and buried.

His comments last year were more moderately couched but amount to a similar condemnation. This year, in response to the recent events where a woman worshiper was arrested, Haaretz reports that Haredim have been shouting “Nazis” at women worshipers at the Kotel.

3) Lack of respect for secular and temporal power.
Many places reported Chabad rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe saying in Tel Aviv that “Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and other Israeli officials should be ‘hanged from the gallows.’” His remarks, in January 2008, were widely condemned by Chabad as well as others. The same rabbi said similar things more recently in the video here.

4) The power of prayer.
Ohr Somayach tells of a legend where devout prayer turns a black chicken into a white chicken!

5) Preventing evil by any means necessary.
Akiva Eldar recently reported in Haaretz about the settlement of Yitzhar and Od Yosef Chai Shechem yeshiva, the settlement’s “crowning glory.” He notes:

This is the same yeshiva whose rabbi said it is permissible to kill gentile babies because of “the future danger that will arise if they are allowed to grow into evil people like their parents.”

6) Intolerance of homosexuality.
In the wake of the fatal shooting attacks against homosexuals in Tel Aviv last year Haredim were blamed for incitement. A Jerusalem Post article commented that these communities felt scapegoated but both the Jerusalem Post and FailedMessiah made a note of some of the comments that had led to them being blamed for incitement. Shas MK Nissim Ze’ev is quoted as saying, for example, that homosexuality is a “plague that may destroy Jewish Israel,” adding that this “plague” should be dealt with “just as the Health Ministry is dealing with bird flu.” More similar comments were reported throughout 2009.

7) Intolerance of Islam and Arabs.
In a protest against the expansion of a bi-lingual Arabic Hebrew school in 2006, Rabbi David Batzri was quoted by Ynet as saying:

The people of Israel are pure and Arabs are a nation of asses. The question must be asked, why didn’t God give them four legs, because they are asses.

Although he later apologized, and Chabad HQ issued a rare statement of condemnation, Manis Friedman, in the May/June issue of Moment magazine, responded to the question posed to a number of rabbis “How should Jews treat their Arab neighbours?” by saying “Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle).”

Some more context for Friedman’s response to this “Ask the Rabbis” question was also provided by Josh Nathan-Kazis writing for New Voices.

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