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Today: consumption kills eco-systems; fraud, greed, grand larceny and theft bring down world's finances; deceit, infidelity and instant gratification destroy families; murders and wars have left us without peace or stability. On top we have droughts, earthquakes, floods, storms, tsunamis … has the world gone mad! Submit now to Allah before it is too late - to the One and Only God, the Creator, Lord and Sustainer of the universe, Unique in His Person and Actions, without any blemish, weakness or relatives. Follow the Sunnah of Muhammad (the last Messenger and Prophet - upon whom be the peace and blessings of Allah), and join those who will be the really successful ones.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bryan Fischer: a Christian Warmonger on Steroids

Laurence M. Vance quotes Bryan Fischer and refutes him:

"The Scriptures certainly know nothing of squeamishness." Take the example of King David, a man who had slain "his ten thousands" (1 Samuel 18:7), "fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter" (1 Samuel 23:5), smote the Amalekites "from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled" (1 Samuel 30:17), "smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer" (2 Samuel 5:25), and warred against the Philistines, Moab, Zobah, Syria, and Edom (2 Samuel 8:1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 13, 14). And remember, says Fischer, that David was a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14).

But it is wrong to invoke the Jewish wars of the Old Testament against the heathen as a justification for the actions of the U.S. military. Although God sponsored these wars, and used the Jewish nation to conduct them, it does not follow that God sponsors American wars or that America is God’s chosen nation. The U.S. president is not King David, America is not the nation of Israel, the U.S. military is not the Lord’s army, and God never commanded any Christian to war on his behalf. The fact that King David did what he did under divine sanction has absolutely no bearing on anything the U.S. military does.

And please read the whole story of King David:

Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building: But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood. (1 Chronicles 28:2-3)

King David of the Bible is not a good example after all.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Congratulations, Egypt

Mubarak gone so congratulations, but it is only the first step.

Live Egypt Feb 11, 2011 - alJazeera English

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

crackdown continues in Egypt

Wael Ghonim and Ayman Mohyldin are free again, but others are still missing. Among them Blogger Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman Amer, and independent film maker Samir Esh.

and many whose names we do not know.

6:47pm  There are reports of continuing crackdowns in Wadi al-Jadid.
Attributing the information to Egyptian security officials, Reuters reports that several protesters suffered gunshot wounds and one was killed when 3,000 protesters took to the streets.
AFP news agency reportes three dead and 100 are wounded in the clashes that have been going on for two days. The protesters, said the report, retaliated:
The furious mob responded by burning seven official buildings, including two police stations and a police barracks, a court house and the local headquarters of President Hosni Mubarak's ruling National Democratic Party.
Iran's PressTV, meanwhile, reoirts that three protesters have been killed and hundreds have been wounded.

pressure the Egyptian government to release them.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

why Obama and Hilary want Suleiman in Egypt

On January 29, Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s top spy chief, was anointed vice president by tottering dictator, Hosni Mubarak. By appointing Suleiman, part of a shake-up of the cabinet in an attempt to appease the masses of protesters and retain  his own grip on the presidency, Mubarak has once again shown his knack for devilish shrewdness. Suleiman has long been favoured by the US government for his ardent anti-Islamism, his willingness to talk and act tough on Iran - and he has long been the CIA’s main man in Cairo.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Egypt - continued crackdown, with update

Update: Feb 8th, 2011: alHamdulillah, the two Ayman Mohidin and Wael Ghonim, have been released. But the military, before releasing people, gets them to sign a paper that they won't go to Tahrir Square before military's permission.

That has got to stop. Unless this repressive regime goes in toto, their will be no liberty.And what about the other missing and ead?

The post re missing and dead persons is below.

People are still being arrested, or not being released. See this spreadsheet:

Wael Goneim, Google's Marketing Manager feor the Middlet East, based in Dubai, was in Cairo during the protests, and was arrested on Jan 28th. He has not been seen since. See the video below:

and here is a partial list of those martyred in this:

8 year old girl lectures "President" Mubarak

Egyptian Revolution - 5 days, Jan 25 to Jan 29th

Saturday, February 05, 2011

cute: 5 year old leads demonstration in Egypt

Solidarity with Kashmir

Today, 5th February, is Kashmir Solidarity Day.

India took the case of Kashmir to the UN in 1948, where it was ecided that Kashmiris have the right of self-determination. India agreed to this, but has denied them this right ever since. ANy demands of Kashmiris is brutally put down - murders, rapes, mutilations, disappearances, are the methods the Indian Army and Border Security Force, apply regularly.

The US, and other powers aren't bothered, because the Kashmiris are predominantly Muslim.

Muslims shold rely on Allah alone, and help their brethren/sisters wherever they are suppressed.

We are with the Kashmiris.

Friday, February 04, 2011

A new world?

I have not commented on protests in this blog. That does not mean I do not care, or that I am afraid. No, I am very much with the protesters - those who want freedom from tyranny, oppression.

I simply pray for their success. There is little I can do from here, at my age, and with my (ill)health.

There is also the knowledge that protests in the past have not delivered the people from tyranny. Instead, after a while, the old tyrannical faces are replaced by new figureheads. In many cases, the actual torturers retain the same faces.

My prayers are with the common people in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, ..., everywhere.

May Allah bring humanty to deliverance.