Here is one of my favourite stories about Prophet Muhammad. It is noted in a hadith that he and several of his companions were sitting down along a street in Medina. Suddenly, a companion spotted a funeral procession approaching the group. In respect of the dead human body, Muhammad stood up as the procession crossed…… Continue reading Prophet Muhammad Stood for Humanity in Medina, While ISIS Tries to Destroy It
Published in Islam Today (magazine) – Online version – Magazine print version It is no secret that Christians are being persecuted in the ‘Muslim world’. According to the World Watch List for 2015, nine out of the top ten countries where Christians suffer ‘extreme persecution’ have populations that are at least 50% Muslim. Much of…… Continue reading Under the Government of Prophet Muhammad
ISIS is winning. I say that with the utmost regret, but it is true. Bullets have not stopped it, nor have bombs or ground troops. States around the world have denounced ISIS’s radicalism from afar, but words are meaningless without any action. At a time when ISIS enslaves people, a new movement is determined to…… Continue reading New Petition Proclaims ISIS Is Guilty of Genocide
When Christopher Columbus, the 15th and 16th century conquistador, arrived in modern-day Haiti, he read aloud a proclamation designed by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain. The document was referred to as “the Requirements.” Here is one version: I implore you to recognize the Church as a lady and in the name of the Pope…… Continue reading A Comparison Between the Founding of America and the Rise of the Islamic State
*Note: This article, published in the Huffington Post on October 20th, 2013, is relevant in light of the recent attack by Muslims in Libya, where 20 Coptic Christians were killed because of their religious background. While the article is placed in an Egyptian context, it can easily apply to the situation in Libya. One issue often discussed on…… Continue reading Muslims in Libya Forget Muhammad’s Letter to Christian Monks at Mt. Sinai
What role does the media play in contemporary politics? This question is at the heart of Dr. Noam Chomsky’s book Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (published by Seven Stories). Although first published in 1991, Chomsky’s book remains timeless and pertinent. Since 9/11, the US government has fed Americans propaganda that portrays Muslims as “boogeymen,” a…… Continue reading The Spectacular Achievements of U.S. Propaganda Against Islam: A Review of Noam Chomsky’s “Media Control”
An important article in which journalist Seymour Hersh discusses the Bush Administration’s “redirection,” meaning a policy shift to enter an “open confrontation with Iran and, in parts of the region” to propel the Middle East “into a widening sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunni.” Muslims.” I think he was forecasting how Washington-Tel Aviv-Riyadh were planting the…… Continue reading In 2007, Journalist Predicted the Rise of Islamic State and its US/Israeli/Saudi Connection
Chuck Hagel, US Defense Secretary, said in an interview last week that Washington might send American ground troops to Iraq to help “turn back” the Islamic State’s (IS) advancement in Syria and Iraq. To be specific, Hagel stated, “I think [the situation] may require a forward deployment of some of our troops … I would say we’re not there…… Continue reading How and Why the US Reinvaded Iraq in 2014/2015
In a recent message posted to his Twitter account, US Secretary of State John Kerry praised the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia as “a man of wisdom and vision.” Kerry wants you to believe that King Abdullah was a role model for morality and human rights, when, in all honesty, he was the godfather of…… Continue reading Beheadings and Terrorism Makes You A Man of “Wisdom” and “Vision”?
Let’s be honest, Islamic State (IS) militants and Chris Kyle, the US soldier portrayed by Bradley Cooper in the new movie American Sniper, share strikingly similar characteristics. The list of connections includes a love for killing a high number of people, a conviction that those they are killing are evil, an obsession with God, prophets,…… Continue reading “American Sniper” Glorifies US State Terrorism
Amidst the hysteria following the Charlie Hebdo incident, a critical event took place, going virtually unnoticed by media. Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC recently held a press conference about the urgent need to declassify the 28 pages of the 9/11 Senate report, which, according to Anti Media, “implicates terror aid and funding from…… Continue reading Charlie Hebdo Incident Overshadows Press Conference Implicating Saudi Arabia in 9/11
US missiles “targeting IS” in the town of Kafr Diryan destroyed two residential areas, killing 27 people, most of whom were civilians. According to a report by Al Jazeera (from Truth Revolt): “The locals say that this is the first time that they were attacked by missiles since the outbreak of Syrian revolution. The paradox,…… Continue reading First Civilians Killed in “War on Islamic State” – Expect More in Future
The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is on record stating, “We have serious doubts that the US’s intention is to obliterate (Islamic State).” A spokeswoman from Iran’s foreign ministry echoed this argument, stating, “The pronounced goals of this coalition in the fight against terrorism are inconsistent with certain past and present deeds of its main…… Continue reading Iran Doubts the US’s Intention to Obliterate Islamic State
As I noted yesterday in a post, there is growing rumblings in Washington and around the country that the US government covered up the role that the Saudi Arabian government played in the 9/11 attacks. An article by 10 News in Sarasota, Florida, adds to the growing chorus in noting the charge of former Senator…… Continue reading Former Senator Alleges FBI Covered Up Saudi Role in 9/11
Editor’s note: The Saudis are now the US’s major ally in the war against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Sounds fishy to me. It’s no secret the Saudis have funded (are still funding) Islamic State rebels. Is the US working with the Saudis and using Islamic State to overthrow Syria and to strike against Iran. Big picture…… Continue reading The Secret 28 Page History of 9/11: Saudi Arabian Government Behind Attack?
A report published by the London-based Conflict Armament Research consultancy found that Islamic State militants had access to large numbers of U.S. weapons, which they were shifting to key battlefields. Pictures of these weapons can be viewed here: 11 Photos Of U.S. Weapons Used By ISIS — And Some Rockets From America’s Friends. The report drew no conclusions…… Continue reading London-Based Consultancy: Islamic State Rebels Using U.S. Government Weapons
Blowback is unintended consequences of a covert operation that are suffered by the aggressor. To the civilians suffering the blowback of covert operations, the effect typically manifests itself as “random” acts of political violence without a discernible, direct cause; because the public—in whose name the intelligence agency acted—are unaware of the effected secret attacks that…… Continue reading The Islamic State: The Mother of All “Blowback” for the U.S. Government
Here’s a New York Times article, “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A..”, published right as the U.S. and Saudi Arabian governments were leading the charge to topple Bashar Al Assad in Syria. Everybody knows that the American/Saudi tag-team is more concerned with Iran than any other player in the region. Assad…… Continue reading NY Times Suggests C.I.A. Helped Create Islamic State
More and more information coming out suggesting that Islamic State is a little puppet for the U.S.’s geopolitical interests. And this was shown on Fox News. That’s a little mind boggling in itself …
Ali Mamouri writes that Islamic State does not regard fighting Israel as legitimate and calls instead for first “purifying” the Islamic world, including challenging Hamas. Most of today’s Salafist jihadist movements [such as the Islamic State] have no interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for the time being regarding it as irrelevant. Instead, their call is to engage…… Continue reading Why War is More Likely Between Islamic State/Hamas Rather than Islamic State/Israel
An August 12th headline from Fox News read “Islamic State’s shocking barbarity prompts call for world to act.” The sub-heading of the article went on to claim that this “fanatical Islamic group” uses “medieval brutality” and “savagery” against its enemies by severing people’s’ heads and mowing down helpless civilians with guns at point-blank range. Fox News is right. The Islamic State is a…… Continue reading The Islamic State is “Barbaric,” But What About the US and Israel?
By Mehedi Islam Source: http://archiveislam.com 160 years ago, during the Great Famine in Ireland, the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,052,000 today) and 3 shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland. Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one…… Continue reading How Muslims of the Ottoman Empire Helped Ireland During the Great Famine