Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rachel Corrie – Murdered by Israel

Rachel Corrie was 23 years old when she was murdered by an Israeli military bulldozer tank in 2003. This morning, after almost a decade long struggle to see justice prevail, an Israeli court decided that there was no negligence on part of the Israeli state or army and dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by her family.

As the video of a fifth grade Rachel Corrie testifies, she was driven by compassion, by truth and by justice and when she heard of Palestine she took action, she commented:

“I feel like I’m witnessing the systematic destruction of a people’s ability to survive”

Rachel Corrie was murdered by the Israeli authorities as she defended children, whose home was about to be illegally bulldozed in an ethnic cleansing operation to grab more land.

Just as the rapist blames its victims, as do the Israeli authorities sickeningly blame Rachel Corrie for her murder.

Just as a black man couldn’t get justice from the judiciary system in Apartheid era South Africa, anyone not inside the Zionist circle is exempt from justice in Israel today.

While the Rachel Corrie Foundation continue in their quest for justice, in the eyes of the people, Israel and its apparatus are stone wall guilty of murder.

Tom Dale who was present at the time of Rachel Corrie’s murder was scathing in his response to the Israeli court and the BBC’s attempt at an impartial interview.

The sheer hatred of Zionists has been typical, on twitter the following comment was typical and sums up the zionist mentality:

The IDF claim to be the world’s ‘most moral army’ and yet act with impunity.

You’d be wrong to think this was an isolated case, Israeli soldiers shot dead James Miller, a British television documentary journalist and Tom Hurndall, a British photographer and pro-Palestinian activist. In November 2002, an Israeli sniper had killed a British United Nations worker, Iain Hook, in Jenin in the West Bank.

British inquests returned verdicts of unlawful killings in all three deaths, but Israel rejected calls for the soldiers who killed Miller and Hook to be held to account. The Israeli military initially whitewashed Hurndall’s killing but after an outcry led by his parents and British government pressure, the sniper who shot him was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter.

That sentence apparently did nothing to erode a military mindset that sees only enemies.

As Glenn Greenwald rightly points out;

The US and its loyal thinktank scholars have long demanded that other states maintain an “independent judiciary” as one of the key ingredients for living under the rule of law. But these latest episodes demonstrate, yet again, that the judiciary in the US, along with the one in its prime Middle East client state, is anything but “independent”: its primary function is to shield government actors from accountability.

Israeli courts have submissively accepted the supreme fiction of their own narrative: anyone impeding government actions is a terrorist or terrorist-enabler who gets what they deserve, while the actions of the state, no matter how savage, can never be anything other than legitimate.

The world is turning against the Israeli apartheid regime and Israel yet again is painting itself further into a corner and it only has itself to blame.

The Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions programme against Israel is one that all people of conscience should support. Caterpillar, who supplies the specially designed bulldozing tanks to the Israeli ethnic cleansing forces have just as much blood on their hands as the driver and those who gave the orders to kill.

It’s high time businesses put humanity before profits.

Rachel Corrie – one day, you and all those that have suffered at the hands of the Israeli’s will get the true justice you deserve.

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This article was cross posted on the MPACUK website
8:06 pm, Tue 28 Aug 2012

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Taqabbal Allahu Minna Wa Minkum – Eid Mubarak

Taqabbal Allahu Minna Wa Minkum (May Allah accept it from you and us)

May Allah Az’Wajjal except our Saum (fasting), our Qiyam (night prayer), our reading of the Quran, our charitable acts and all our Ibadat (acts of worship) that we committed for the sake and pleasure of Allah SWT alone. May he enable us to adhere to the spirit and teachings of Ramadan for the remainder of the year.

May Allah forgive our sins and all our shortcomings.

May Allah make us steadfast and righteous in fighting in his way and allow us the blessings to see another Ramadhan.

May the Mercy & Blessing’s of the Almighty be with you, your family, and friends during these auspicious Eid days and continue to be always and never ever forget the plight and situations that face the majority of Muslims and mankind the world over.

To all the Muslim political prisoners who have spent ELEVEN Ramadhan’s in the hell hole of Guantanamo.

For the people of Burma, Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Pakistan, Chechnya, Bosnia, Somalia, Mali to every corner of this globe where Muslims are, May Allah SWT continue to broaden our shoulders and strengthen our hearts to continue to fight in his way Fi’Sabeel’Allah to lift the oppressive conditions that our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children face.

We have not forgotten you.

May your year ahead continue to be filled with a healthy, wealthy, and prosperous life, and may you have a joyous and spirited Eid day with all your loved ones …. Ameen

Have a most blessed day.

Respectfully in prayers & duas as always

Insh’a’Allah

Your Brother

Akh

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Muslims going for Gold in the Olympics during Ramadan

Woroud Sawalha – Palestine

The Muslim month of Ramadan – fasting – coincided with London’s Olympics and ever since, I’ve been inundated with arguments that the Olympics are kufr and I’ve witnessed the passing of a quasi-takfeer on Muslims participating in the Olympics.

Firstly, unless you as a Muslim have replaced worshipping Allah Az’Wajjal with worshipping the rings of Mount Olympus, I fail to see where the aspect of kufr comes from.

Secondly, I recently heard a BBC documentary titled “Heart and Soul” which explored the clash between strict religious obedience and the quest for Olympic glory.

You can listen to it below:

Peter Musembi from BBC African Sport talks to top athletes, to find out how they deal with the dilemma, he hears from 10,000 metre Gold medal winner Mohammed Farah, born in Mogadishu but raised in London, he has also deferred his fast in past years.

You can read an excellent blog written by Shahad Kamal on Mohammed Farah titled “One Nation Under Gold”.

Mohammed Sbihi, the first ever Muslim rower to gain a medal for Team GB. Sbihi tells Musembi how he has faced criticism for deferring his fast until he is out of competition, and how he has donated his own money to fund meals for homeless children in his family’s home country Morocco.

He also meets an Olympian of the future, 18-year-old Ambreen Sadiq, the first British Muslim female boxer, who tells the programme how she deals with her brutal training regime, while denying herself food or drink for up to 14 hours a day.

There is a hikmah (wisdom) in whether Muslim athletes fast and compete, or do not fast and pay for thousands to be fed. It is a personal choice for the individuals concerned and it does not give any other Muslim the right to judge.

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Fasting is good for you & it’s a scientific fact!

There may be wider effects of fasting beyond changes in weight, specifically on brain cells, researchers in Baltimore and the University of Manchester have discovered.

Prof Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist in Baltimore says that fasting for one or two days a week makes cells stronger and more resistant to disease.

The Prophet SAW would fast for two days in every week, that was more than 1433 years ago and sadly Western science proves the rationale why.

I say sadly, as “Muslim” countries are indentured into servitude and do nothing to scientifically prove the truth of Islam, while the West can.

That’s what happens when you are at peace and are able to excel in science, maths and the arts, that’s what a “Free Man” can do.

So don’t just sit there downing Vimto until you’re high.

If you’re a Muslim scientist, prove this hadith:

“If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease.”

(Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54, Number 537)

You know “We” won’t …….. but “They” will.

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