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January 23, 2016

A multitude of recurring issues, and new disputes have been blamed for the ancient rift simmering between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Can there ever be understanding between the two?  The truth is that mutual understanding between Saudi Arabia and Iran is only possible if extremism is rooted out. The main causes of the conflicts that exists between the two nations is in large part due to Wahhabi and Shiite extremism--both doctrines that have nothing to do with true Islam.

In order for peace to prevail, there must first be change in the Wahhabi Kingdom.  The extremist Wahhabi doctrine is a direct attack against Islam. This is evidenced in Saudi Arabia’s destruction of religious and historical sites connected to Islam and the Holy Last Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) his family and companions. Royal grand palaces, libraries and tunnels and the like have replaced the home of the Nabi Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him) birth, the burial grounds of his wives and companions, Mount Abu Qubays (the hill over which he miraculously split the moon) and groves of date palm trees originating from his lifetime have also been ravaged.

In defense of this wanton destruction, the Wahhabi doctrine claims that historical sites and shrines encourage idolatry and polytheism.  Yet, there are multiple museums showcasing items from the Saud dynasty - manifestations of their contradictions and lies.

A prominent scholar and judge of Islamic Jurisprudence and the father of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (the founder of Wahhabism),  Abd al- Wahhab bin Sulayman bin Ali was against his son’s anti-Islamic ideology. He and another son, Sulayman Ibn Abd al-Wahhab publically opposed Ibn Abd al-Wahhab’s teachings. Unable to staunch the spread of his brother’s false and misleading teachings, Sulayman ibn Abd-al Wahhab wrote a rebuttal exposing the lies of Wahhabism based on Holy Qur’an and Sunnah titled: The Final Word from the Qur'an, the Hadith, and the Sayings of the Scholars Concerning the School of Ibn `Abd al-Wahhab. After his father’s death, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab was able to freely promote his false teachings, which were adopted by the family of Saud.

Ironically, the Saudis claim to practice a pure form of Islam.  Yet, they support and finance extremism within and outside the kingdom. They are quick to behead those they sentence to death and cut off the hands of thieves, thus propagating an Islam seemingly devoid of compassion and mercy that devalues the sacredness of life; key components of justice in Islam. This is further illustrated through the Saudi’s current war in Yemen, where innocent human beings are slaughtered daily.  

      Why is this occurring, when the Holy Last Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) provided a perfect manual of how disputes and, in eventuality war, should be handled?  The Wahhabi regime and ISIS extremists are mirror images of each other. They do not follow Islamic tenets and principles, nor the Sunnah of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be and blessings be upon him).  Undoubtedly, ISIS extremists are enemies of Islam. They pretend to be Muslims establishing an ‘Islamic State’, but actually their actions are contrary to Islam.

      Consequently, the Iranians must all give up any doctrines that are contrary to true Islam.  They must give due respect to the Holy Companions (may Allah be well pleased with them all). The honored status of the Holy Companions in Islam is indisputable and a historical reference that continues to breathe life into the Ummah. Hazrat Ali (may Allah bless his countenance) used to encourage the Muslims to adhere to the guidance of the Holy Last Messenger  (peace and blessings be upon him) and follow his Sunnah.  He said, “Whatever you do not understand, try to find an answer in the Qur’an; whatever the Qur’an approves of, adhere to it, and whatever it disapproves of, reject it.” (Sahih Bukhari) The Shiites supposedly venerate him, but do not follow his way that is in fact the way of the Holy Last Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him).

Islam is a religion of peace. During the conquest of Mecca, the Holy Last Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) gave strict orders for the Muslims to refrain from fighting unless attacked. The Muslim army battalions peacefully entered the city without shedding an ounce of blood in three out of four of the entry points.  The Quraysh attacked the fourth group of Muslims and by the end of the skirmish there were 14 fatalities, two of which were from the Muslim army. This historical reference is the example for the Muslims of today.  Yet, in Yemen, we see a great toll of human suffering and the needless killing of children, women, and men by Saudi soldiers and Iran-backed Houthi fighters.

The volatile relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran continues to grow.  It has quickly plummeted into a war where wrong is battling wrong. It is impossible to win a war where pseudo religious theocracies are embattled, and neither is upholding the tenets of Al-Islam.  Saudi Arabia must acknowledge the evils of Wahhabism that has vitiated the home of the two Holy Cities, and Iran must come to grips with the apostasy of the Shiite creed.  No longer can they continue to slander Ahle-Bayt, while claiming their allegiance and love. Otherwise, they will continue to fan the flames of hatred and conflict. Iran’s condemnation of the attacks against the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran by Shiites protesting Saudi’s execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al- Nimr is a positive sign that their diplomatic relationship can be restored.

Most importantly, they must pay attention to the last sermon of the Holy Last Messenger (Peace and blessings be upon him), wherein he stated: “O People, No prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand the words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Qur’an and my example, the Sunnah, and if you follow these you will never go astray.” This sermon is the manifesto for Muslims and a mandate which Saudi Arabia and Iran must follow.  Only then will peace prevail.

January 7, 2016

The recent execution of Sheikh Nimr al- Nimr, a prominent Shiite religious leader, by Saudi officials triggered violent protests, riots and condemnation from Shiite leaders in Iraq and Iran. In retaliation, rioters in Iran ransacked the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Mashhad and set fire to the Embassy in Tehran, while Iranian officials reportedly turned a blind eye to the situation. For many, this incident  is being viewed as  just another spark in the so-called ancient sectarian divide between Sunni and Shiite an explanation also incorrectly attributed to the roots of the Saudi-Yemen war.  

The motivation behind the Saudi-Yemeni war has been factually distorted. It has nothing to do with Islam nor does it pertain to Sunni and Shiite.  This is a war between Wahhabi and Shiite, neither of whom follow the way of Islam.

Shiites promote themselves as followers of his Eminence, Ali (Allah bless his countenance) the cousin and son-in-law of the HoIy Last Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him). Yet, they have no true connection to him and are totally misleading people about the true tenets of Islam and the correct beliefs regarding the Law of Islam and Ahli Sunnah - those who follow and practice the way of the Holy Last Messenger, peace and blessing be upon him.  

The Almighty Creator made the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) a perfect model for all Muslims to follow.  Thus, in Islam, it is thereby compulsory  to emulate his practices and obey his directives.  All of these factors form part of the Sharia or Law of Islam, and are called the Sunnah (the manners and actions) of the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him.  

Although the Shiite purports to follow Hazrat Ali (may Allah bless his countenance), they do not follow his way, which was the way of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him). Throughout his life, Hazrat Ali followed the Sunnah and carried on the mission of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) after his passing.  Hazrat Ali made the five obligatory daily prayers as prescribed in Islam, memorized the Holy Quran and followed and enforced the religious law. Shiites  follow neither Deen ul Quran, nor Hazrat Ali, and therefore, they do not follow the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him.  There are no mosques in Iran, because nobody prays five times a day.  They do not follow the law of Islam; they follow whatever the ruling Imam or learned scholar says.  In Iran, the present Ayatollah, Ali Khomeini’s words are followed instead of Sharia. Shiites are followers of their own religion.  

Likewise, Wahhabis have nothing to do with Islam, as they are not followers of the Sunnah.  The Wahhabis declare legal the blood of anyone who does not follow their deviant religion, “Wahhabism.” Neither Shiism, nor Wahhabism are based on Islam.

Simply put, Wahhabis are Wahhabis; they follow Wahhabism.  Shiites are Shiites; they follow their own religion.  People of Sunnah follow the Sunnah of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him).

Make no mistake - the present crisis in Yemen is between Wahhabis and Shias. It is not about a fight for the supremacy of conflicting sects within Islam, because the key players are not followers of Islam.  Muslims who are approximately 95% people of Sunnah have nothing to do with Wahhabism or Shiism.   The execution of Saudi Shiite Sheikh al-Nimr (merely) adds fuel to the fire of the long-lasting Wahhabi and Shiite conflict.   

December 6, 2015

It is with heartfelt sorrow that this newspaper must report that ISIS has once again cut short the lives of innocents by committing heinous terrorists attacks.  ISIS claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Beirut, Lebanon on November 12th and in Paris, France on November 13th according to purported statements by ISIS posted on social media. The multiple blasts caused nearly 200 fatalities and wounded hundreds.  The death toll may rise as a result of the critical condition of some of the wounded.  CNN reported that “a would-be suicide bomber who survived the Beirut terrorist attack told investigators he was an ISIS recruit” according to a Lebanese security source. The suicide blasts, which attacked two locations in Beirut and six in Paris, have spawned the condemnation of world leaders from around the world. Unfortunately, they have also caused a rippling effect of negativity, divisiveness and violent repercussions directed towards Muslims.  This is, in fact, the overall purpose behind ISIS --- to hijack Islam and give it a bad name with the goal to organize the world governments together and wage a global war against Muslims.

ISIS is the brainchild of Israel. It is not a Muslim organization and the members of the so-called Islamic State are not Muslims. ISIS even attempts to appropriate the Kalimah (Muslim attestation of faith) and the seal of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) by placing both on flags prominently displayed throughout their propaganda. Their claim to the Khilafaat is an egregious falsehood.  Authentic Muslims know and believe that life is sacred and would never shed the blood of thousands of men, women and children in an effort to establish Khalifah.  In fact, we have a clear example by the first and second Khalifahs of Islam, Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar (May Almighty Allah bless them) respectively.  Without shedding one drop of blood they were declared Khalifahs by common consensus from among the people. Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar (peace be upon them) were leaders of Islam and protectors of humanity, qualities that ISIS does not possess. The lacking of these qualities is due to their origin.

This deceptive Israeli-backed group specializes in the killing of Muslims and is obsessively intent on establishing the Kingdom of David One World Order.  No member of humanity is safe from this nefarious conspiracy.  The fight against ISIS is ongoing and the Islamic Post remains committed to exposing the truth about ISIS, their activities and the people behind the name. Previous editions of this paper published photographs of ISIS using highly sophisticated weapons that were made in Israel.  Due to the complex nature of their existence, it is essential that a well-prepared and orchestrated plan be devised to annihilate ISIS cancer that cannot be cut out from the body of humanity by one government.  ISIS terrorists, masquerading as Muslims, must be stopped by a united Muslim-Christian Coalition that is representative of all countries.  This coalition will have to devise a strategy to contain and subsequently eradicate them.  Meanwhile, the global hate campaigns against Muslims must end.  Overwhelmingly, Muslims are peaceful members of their communities leading normal lives.  Such tactics will encourage law-abiding citizens to act adversely due to a natural desire to feel safe and protected.  However, Muslim citizens throughout North America and Europe should not become victims of ISIS’ evil and treachery.  The Imam of The Muslims of America, Inc. (TMOA), Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, along with the members of TMOA and the staff and students of the International Qur’anic Open University (IQOU) will continue to condemn ISIS and have pledged to give complete cooperation to the cause of ridding mankind of the ISIS cancer.  All peace-loving individuals should follow suit.

September 14, 2015

(KABUL) More British soldiers and veterans took their own lives in 2012 than died fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan over the same period. BBC Panorama learned that 21 serving soldiers killed themselves last year, along with 29 veterans. The Afghanistan death toll was 44, of whom 40 died in action. Some of the soldiers' families say the men did not get enough support. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said every suicide was a "tragedy".

The Panorama program obtained the figure of 21 through a Freedom of Information request to the MoD. The MoD said that rates of suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the serving military were lower than comparative rates in the civilian population. Seven serving soldiers have been confirmed as having killed themselves last year, and inquests are pending for a further 14 deaths where suicide is suspected.

The British government, unlike its American counterpart, does not record the suicide rate among ex-soldiers. But Panorama has independently established that at least 29 veterans took their own lives in 2012. It wrote to every coroner in the country to ask for the names of soldiers and veterans who killed themselves last year and also analysed newspaper reports of coroners' inquests.

'Hell on earth'

One serving soldier who killed himself was L/Sgt Dan Collins, who had fought in Operation Panther's Claw in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in the summer of 2009. L/Sgt Collins, a Welsh Guardsman, twice survived being shot and was blown off his feet by a roadside bomb. His friend, L/Cpl Dane Elson, was blown to pieces just yards away from him.

L/Sgt Collins's mother Deana had noticed a difference in her son during his time in Afghanistan. "The phone calls changed and I remember him telling me, 'Mum, this place is hell on earth and I just want to get out of here'," she said. After a six-month tour, L/Sgt Collins came home, returning to his girlfriend Vicky Roach's house. Miss Roach said: "Obviously, then I started noticing things. Nightmares were the main thing. It was pretty clear he was back there reliving everything."

The Army diagnosed L/Sgt Collins with PTSD. After 10 months of intermittent treatment, the Army told L/Sgt Collins he had recovered and would soon be ready to return to duty. Over the next three months, he twice tried to kill himself. He started missing his weekly NHS appointments and told his girlfriend his flashbacks were getting worse. "I wanted to help him but I didn't know what to do," said Miss Roach. "It takes a toll on your relationship and I just asked him to leave."

On New Year's Eve in 2011, L/Sgt Collins left her house, put on his Army uniform, and drove into the Preseli mountains in Pembrokeshire. He recorded a farewell video on his phone and then hanged himself. He was 29. The inquest into his death is still to be held.

A 'natural response'

Clinical psychologist Dr Claudia Herbert said PTSD is the body's "natural response" to distressing events. It can take years to emerge but is treatable if caught early. Symptoms include flashbacks, severe anxiety and depression.

The MoD said 2.9% of serving soldiers developed PTSD, which is lower than the general population. The number of soldiers with PTSD has more than doubled in the past three years among those who served in Afghanistan, according to MoD figures obtained via Panorama's FOI request. But Dr Herbert said: "Post-traumatic stress disorder in itself should not lead to suicide." "PTSD is a condition that indicates something has deeply disturbed the system and is a warning that the system needs help and needs to regulate again."

Nobody can be sure how many of the 21 soldiers and 29 veterans who took their own lives in 2012 were suffering from PTSD as the reasons for suicide are complex. "The evidence suggests there's more of a problem than the government and the MoD are admitting to," said Colonel Stuart Tootal, a former commander of 3 Para.

The former head of the British army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, wants the suicide rate among veterans to be monitored.

'Victims of war'  

The MoD said it was not prepared to talk about individual cases, but has committed £7.4m to ensure there is extensive mental health support in place for everyone who needs it. It said 134,780 soldiers have been deployed to Afghanistan since 2001. The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire honours the military casualties of every conflict since WWII. The names of soldiers who killed themselves in Afghanistan are engraved on the wall, but those who took their own lives after returning home are not mentioned. L/Sgt Collins was a serving soldier at the time of his death on 1 January 2012, but his name will not be on the memorial. "It's heartbreaking because Daniel would have been so proud to have his name carved somewhere," said Mrs Collins. "Soldiers with PTSD are exactly the same. They're victims of war and they should be treated exactly the same." (The Nation)

Islamic Post Editor’s Note:

Love of one’s country, or patriotism, is in itself a commendable quality; it is a natural inclination imbued within people by The Almighty Creator to defend one’s honor, rights, property, family and nation, which has been sanctioned by Him. However, young men and women today have been recruited into a military machine that has become a mechanism used in the slaughter of innocent human beings for profit. Murder is a major sin in all religions and an affront upon the Almighty Creator of all life, Who states in the Holy Quran that unjustified killing of one person is tantamount to the killing of all humanity.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the direct result of the indiscriminate killing of and assaults upon innocents. The symptoms are the physical expressions of the violently disturbed soul of the perpetrator caused by the sin connected to their offensive actions.  This is why the toxic drugs prescribed by the doctors who attempt to treat these soldiers, which have been shown to exacerbate psychiatric problems, fail miserably and even induce manic and suicidal behaviors.

Overwhelmingly, soldiers report that the carnage and savagery of the wars in occupied lands was ‘not what I signed up for’ and are filled with regret  and sorrow.  For those individuals, an invitation is being extended that healing may be obtained through EGM – the El Gilani Methodology, a unique method of therapy that addresses the source of psychiatric maladies – the soul. EGM has been the only clinically proven modality that affects the complete cure of spiritual and physical diseases. The founder of EGM, His Eminence Sheikh Mubarik Ali El Gillani, invites that person who believes in One Almighty Creator, is willing to live by the Ten Commandments and commit to reforming all actions which are forbidden or offensive to the Almighty to partake of this opportunity to regain their health and a renewed life filled with peace, hope and blessing.

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September 11, 2015

The United States has experienced an alarming resurgence of hate-inspired rhetoric, novel recruitment strategies, as well as an increase in polarizing views on race and religion. Unknown to many, Eugenics is deeply rooted in the foundation and development of the United States and is presently manifesting itself in twenty-first century America by creating an atmosphere of state-sanctioned violence toward American Muslims and minorities.

According to FBI data, most hate crimes are motivated by race, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all cases. Moreover, greater than 66 percent of reported single-bias hate crimes target Americans of African descent. This does not include law enforcement’s abuse of power and unjustified use of lethal force, which also happens to disproportionately affect Americans of African descent. The Southern Poverty Law Center has referenced the fact that anti-Muslim hate crimes jumped 50 percent several years ago as a direct result of anti-Muslim propagandizing, i.e. Islamophobia. A recent FBI bulletin forecasts that Muslims will continue to be targeted by these elements and that crimes against Muslims and their mosques will escalate.

Eugenic principles date back to ancient Greek culture and its exploits to create the perfect human race. Eugenics can be described as both a political and social dogma, supported by racially biased pseudo-science, where a distinction is made between presumed ‘superior’ and ‘inferior’ elements of society. In recent history, the application of eugenics toward the Jews by the Nazis resulted in widespread human rights abuses, along with subsequent condemnation of the practices. Not only is it incumbent upon society at large to acknowledge that certain groups are, even if subconsciously, deemed inferior, but it is also imperative to identify the root causes of these views.

The origins of systemic racism and eugenics, the devastating consequences thereof, as well as the myriad of human rights violations via unethical human experiments or barbaric medical practices (e.g. lobotomy, Electroconvulsive Therapy, sterilization), can be traced back to Charles Darwin and Sigmund Freud. In fact, Darwinism and Freudianism are considered two aspects of the same misguidance. In Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America, author Wesley J. Smith wrote, “Most people believe that the medical horrors of the Holocaust bore the trademark of Adolf Hitler. In fact, the path to medical evil was laid long before Nazism was even a cloud on the German horizon…Because of eugenic theories, social Darwinist beliefs and the deprivation caused by the war, half of Germany’s mental patients were starved to death during World War I.”

The provenance of racial hate and enmity can be traced to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, which presumed to provide a measure of scientific credence to racial demarcation. In the early 20th century, thoughts turned into actions as these doctrines transformed into a cultural infrastructure of hate at the hands of Sigmund Freud and his disciples. German psychiatrist and Eugenicist Alfred Ploetz, together with psychiatrist Ersnt Rudin, founded the German Society for Racial Hygiene in 1905. This gathering, which proceeded the 1920 book by Binding and Hoche, Permission to Destroy Life Unworthy of Life, set the tone for what was to come. German psychiatrist Eugen Fischer urged the annihilation of “Negro” children, theorizing that Americans of African descent were devoid of value and useless for employment other than for “manual crafts.” Obviously, the Holocaust has been one of the most documented and highly chronicled examples of perverted human views on the superiority of one race over another.

In South Africa, where Apartheid didn’t officially end until 1994, the branches of racism grew from a tree rooted in psychological manipulation and distortion. Former South African Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd was a psychologist who studied in German eugenics universities before returning to his country to implement Nazi racial hygiene laws. In 1923, psychiatrist J.T. Dunston, South Africa’s first Commissioner of Mental Hygiene, boldly claimed natives were mentally inferior to whites. As late as the 1970’s, hidden psychiatric camps were established to incarcerate thousands upon thousands of natives for “industrial therapy,” which a World Health Organization report referred to as a slave trade.

Regrettably, the precepts of racism and eugenics are deeply intertwined into the tapestry of America’s past, beginning with her underpinning. Notwithstanding is the prominent influence that racism and eugenics have had in shaping and molding America’s present-day social construct. One need to look no further than founding father Thomas Jefferson who, among many other notable things, wrote the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights…” While Jefferson espoused these beliefs, there were inherent qualifiers to his statement, as evidenced by the fact that Jefferson was, himself, a slave owner. Moreover, Jefferson historian and author Joseph J. Ellis remarked, “In Jefferson’s view,…Americans of African descent were inferior not because they were slaves but because they were ‘black’. Asked when a person of mixed-race ancestry could be considered white, he (Jefferson) answered that neither a one-half nor a three-quarter white person qualified, but seven-eighths did because ‘then the blood cleared’.” It was these sentiments, irrespective of the language of the Constitution, that became the substructure of America’s racial divide, which persists in many forms and fashions.   

As was the case in South Africa, medical professionals in the United States played a vital role in the implementation of policies that distinguished one race from the next. Psychologist and prominent eugenicist Lewis Terman, who coined the term “IQ” after developing racially biased intelligence testing, asserted “non-whites could never be educated.” In describing Mexicans, Native Americans and Americans of African descent, Terman stated, "Their dullness seems to be racial, or at least inherent in the family stocks from which they come. Children in this group should be segregated in special classes.” Having worked at prestigious Stanford University, coupled with his tenure as president of the American Psychological Association, Terman was, and continues to be, regarded by many as a thought leader in modern day Psychology. These sentiments have permeated into present day practitioners, as well. As recently as 1994, psychologist Richard Herrnstein in, The Bell Curve, advocated selective breeding to prevent human “residue” from being born.

Perhaps the most egregious exemplification of institutional racism and racial superiority can be found in the remarks of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Sanger was a member of both the American and English eugenics societies and founded The American Birth Control League, the progenitor of Planned Parenthood. She promoted sterilization as a solution to the “inferior” problem. In her autobiography, she mentioned “accomplishing her goal” after speaking at a women’s group for the Klu Klux Klan. The Klan, a known white supremacist and terrorist organization, has recently been stirred to action with increased recruitment undertakings in the wake of the Charleston massacre and the ensuing removal of the Confederate flag from the State grounds in Columbia, SC. Other remarks attributed to Sanger include: “The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics. Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.” One means to her end was to hire American ministers of African descent to unwittingly assist her and her allies in their mission to “destroy the ‘Negro’ population.” Sanger’s quotes shed light on the level of sophistication that was employed to accomplish their agenda. What cannot be lost to those seeking to understand the challenges of today, is the scope and spread of the ill-intended perpetrators, not to mention the ramifications that exist as a result. Nearly a century later, Americans of African descent continue to be marginalized, dehumanized and devalued, both intrinsically and extrinsically.

In the annals of history, the particular group of people that happens to be victimized at one point or another varies based upon geography and numerous other historical factors. More pertinent are the ideologies and behavioral patterns deemed socially acceptable that allow such a climate to exist. Taking into consideration the rising tide of Islamophobia in the absence of intervention, is it hard to imagine the Muslims of tomorrow suffering the same fate as the Jews of yesteryear? The common thread between the two groups has nothing to do with religious beliefs. Rather, the similitude is found in their respective political expediencies. In the post 9/11 era, Muslims the world over have been the victims of violent extremism time and time again, in some cases carte blanche. In recent decades, approximately 100,000 Muslims were slaughtered in Bosnia and Kosovo as part of ethnic cleansing by Bosnian Serbs. Hundreds of Muslims have been killed in Kashmir in yet another demonstration of attempted ethnic genocide. Muslims in China and Chechnya have faced similar trials and tribulations pertaining to basic human rights.

It is a fact that if the current level of Islamophobia continues to rise, coupled with the underwhelming response of not only law enforcement, but also society as a whole, there could be a Holocaust-type event in the 21st century. For those who consider this a bold statement, reflect upon the events of April 2015 in the small hamlet of Hancock, New York. A peaceful Muslim community was threatened with destruction by a 2014 candidate for the United States Congress. Robert Doggart of Tennessee, along with a group of co-conspirators, devised a plan to burn the village to the ground and murder all of its inhabitants including the elderly, women, and children. Additionally in New York, Glendon Scott Crawford, an engineer from Albany, was arrested on charges for constructing an X-ray weapon of mass destruction to target the same Muslim community as well as President Obama. Considering the current anti-Muslim climate and trajectory, it is worth noting that this may just be the tip of the iceberg.

There does exist a glimpse of hope for an alternate course of events. For many years, practitioners from The Abdul Qadir Gilani Institute of Sufic Sciences, Inc., founded by El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, have worked and collaborated with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to support their longstanding efforts in exposing the inhumane and brutal nature of many current psychiatric and mental health practices. The goal remains to manifest how these practices affect the social and moral structure of societies the world over and, in a repressed manner, affect human behavior. One of the major collaborations between The Abdul Qadir Gilani Institute of Sufic Sciences and CCHR is the inclusion of an abridged version of Psychiatry, the Ultimate Betrayal by Bruce Wiseman in the acclaimed work, Ultimate Fraud of Freudists by El Sheik Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani. Additionally, members of the AQG Institute were privileged guests in attendance at the 2012 CCHR conference in California, where they presented initiatives to continue their valiant crusade.

The reality is that Mankind was derived from a single set of parents. Hence, all are the children of Adam (Peace and Blessings be upon Him)! Sadistic human influences, the likes of Darwin and Freud, successfully propagated the tenets of hate and bias, from which the social movement of eugenics was born. This has led, quite directly, to the culture of racial discord and Islamophobia that exists today. These ill-intended agents were likely aware of the true phenomena of human origin, yet endeavored to bury the common bond of brotherhood that we all share. In the absence of intercultural and interfaith dialogue, the present culture of hate will continue to flourish. As was stated by the racist mass murderer, Dylan Roof, the desire of many is to incite a catastrophic clash of epic proportions, be it based on race or ethnicity. It is, therefore, incumbent upon the peacemakers to join hands and unite in the face of all opposition.

July 2, 2015

One cannot overcome their enemy without first identifying him. ISIS, the scourge of the Middle East and beyond, claims to be the “Islamic State”, yet it's reprehensible acts oppose the fundamental tenets of Islam.  ISIS is a fraud and has nothing to do with Islam.

Muslim leaders and organizations worldwide have condemned and disowned ISIS. ISIS is nothing more than a terrorist group with strong ties to Israel, designed to discredit Islam and to complete the Zionist agenda. Evidence points to the Israeli Zionists and the Mossad as the masterminds behind the creation of ISIS. Consequently, tactics employed by ISIS mirror those of the International Zionist Movement. For centuries, they’ve used schemes of violence to create puppet nations to do their bidding; undermining governments by usurping their power and controlling their people and resources.

In April, the Iraqi Army seized Israeli supplied weapons from captured ISIS positions. Iraqi oil reserves commandeered by ISIS are sold to Israel through the black market at bargain prices. ISIS has a budget that far exceeds that of any other known terrorist organization to date. Their access to a well-oiled social media network allows them to skillfully disseminate propaganda and recruit ignorant individuals. It is an undeniable fact that the creation, facilitation, arming, training and logistical support of ISIS is provided by Israel to execute their plans for domination in the Middle East and subsequently the world. Israel is clearly reaping the benefits of the political and social turmoil in the Middle East instigated by ISIS.

Israelis have been previously caught impersonating and framing Muslims with the intent to vilify Islam. Dr. Albert D. Pastore, discusses in his book, Stranger than Fiction, that in 2000, Israeli Intelligence officials detained eleven people suspected of being part of an “Al-Qaeda hijacking conspiracy”. Instead, intelligence officials in Calcutta found the group to be Israelis caught impersonating “Tablighis”, or Islamic preachers. “The eleven had Israeli passports, but were believed to be Afghan nationals who had spent a while in Iran . . . Indian intelligence officials, too, were surprised by the nationality profile of the eleven. ‘They say that they have been tabliqhi (preaching Islam) in India for two months, but they are Israeli nationals from the West Bank,’ said a Central Intelligence official.  He claimed that Tel Aviv “exerted considerable pressure” on Delhi to secure their release. ‘It appeared that they could be working for a sensitive organization in Israel and were on a mission to Bangladesh, the officials said.’”

Marium Kamal, research assistant at the Centre for South Asian Studies, writing for The Nation states, “It is established that ISIS is operating in Israel-bordering areas to make the Muslim states weak internally, and the wounded ISIS predators are kept in Israeli hospitals for treatment. The hidden external forces have ignited the sectarian element that eventually can bring the Middle Eastern states under self-styled or tribal governing bodies, create clashes between major regional players and lastly, bring the region under Israeli expansion in the Middle East. The imbalance there surely reveals the global players’ intents and their biased attributes that have pushed the region into complete anarchism.”

The destabilization of Iraq was an initiative to continue the wicked agenda of Israel and their rogue supporters. The instability of Syria and the removal of the Assad regime is a similar agenda, but not as easily achieved. Fortunately, arrogance always leads to destruction. Israel’s moves lack the intelligence to cover their role in the genocide being committed against millions of human beings in the Middle East, which will eventually be its own undoing, as the world comes to know the true force behind the region’s chaos.

April 27, 2015

 

قانون الإسلام لم يتغاضى أبداً عن القتل العشوائي لأي شخص ، وتدمير ممتلكاتهم أو أماكن عبادتهم في أي مكان أو زمان  إن الحق في عدم مقاتلة كبار السن ، والنساء والصبيان مأخوذ في الإسلام من كتاب الموطأ للإمام مالك ، حيث قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :" لا تقتلن امرأة ولا صبيا ولا كبيرا هرما ولا تقطعن شجرا مثمرا ،ولا تخربن عامرا ،ولا تعقرن شاة ولا بعيرا إلا لمأكلة ،ولا تحرقن نخلا ولا تفرقنه ولا تغلل ولا تجبن"

وفي زمن حكم الخليفة الثاني في الإسلام ،سيدنا عمر رضي الله عنه انتشر الاسلام في أراضي المسحيين وفي آثار الحضارات القديمة . ففلسطين كانت دولة مسيحية ومع ذلك فإن الخليفة الثاني في الإسلام أقر بأن المسلمين غير مسموح لهم بالبلطجة والحرابة مع جيرانهم ، وتدنيس خصائصهم ،وتدمير أماكن العبادة التي يرتادها المسيحيين . وتصرفات داعش تتعارض كليا مع ما أمر به الخليفة الثاني للإسلام ، ومع أوامر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم . في نفس الوقت انتشر الإسلام في مصر حيث المعابد العالمية المعروفة، والمقابر والأعمال الفنية المتعلقة بالفراعنة ، والتي لاتزال موجودة إلى يومنا هذا ورغم هذا فلم يكن هناك أي هدم أو إعلان بأن هذه الأماكن تهدد التوحيد لدى المسلمين

وقد تجندت جهود لجلب الشباب لصفوف هؤلاء الناس )داعش(من أجل إضفاء الشرعية على أعمالهم ومنحهم مظهرا إسلاميا .وكانت وسائل الاعلام تنشط في تصوير عمليات القتل التي لا معنى لها من خلال ما يسمى بـ "المسلمين" إلى حد أن الشباب - الذين خدعوا من طرف داعش – يعتبرون هذا شرعيا ومباحا . لا يوجد شيء في الإسلام ينص على قتل المسلمين وتهجيرهم من منازلهم وتدمير ممتلكاتهم وأماكن عبادتهم فهذا هو الباطل بكل المقاييس. الله سبحانه وتعالى قال في سورة النساء الاية 93 : ﴿  وَمَنْ يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا ﴾ . بغض النظر عما اذا كان مسلما أو غير مسلم فسفك الدماء محرم شرعا

آخر المرسلين سيدنا محمد بن عبد الله الهاشمي قال:" سُبابُ المسلم فسوق، وقتاله كفر “، ومع ذلك فإن محمد ابن عبد الوهاب من نَجْدْ مؤسس هذه الطائفة يعلن: " أن من لا يتفق مع معتقداته الجنونية فهو مرتد ويجوز قتله “. مصدر: كتاب التوحيد وأيضا نواقص الإسلام. وهذه هي وصايا مؤسس هذه المنظمة الوهابية، أو ما يسمى بالدولة الإسلامية )داعش(التي تطورت من الوهابية المتطرفة

لقد ذكرنا أن هؤلاء البرابرة ليسوا مسلمين بأعمالهم التي تم التأكيد عليها نظريا ، في الوقت التي كشفت اعمالهم اليومية أن هؤلاء لا يقومون بأي شيء إسلامي ، فهم لا يُصلون ولا يتحدثون عن الإسلام ولا يقرؤون القران الكريم . زيادة على هذا فهم يتلقون الأسلحة من إسرائيل )لكشف هجوم على الجيش العراقي والشرطة (

  • وكخلاصة لهذا فهؤلاء ليسوا سوى جزارين غير مسلمين ولا يتصلون بالإسلام، ويعملون تحت انتداب خفي مختلف تماما – ومعارض بجلاء – مع ما جاء به الاسلام 
April 22, 2015

A group of savages posing as Muslims have managed to dominate the media and the name of their organization has penetrated discussions everywhere under the title of the “Islamic State” bringing a wave of barbarism against Muslims and Christians alike. The western media refers to this group as ISIS (an abbreviation of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) and in their own efforts to cast a bad light upon Islam, it constantly refers to it as the Islamic State; however, everything this group of pagans has done has been absolutely contrary to Islam, its tenets, and the laws of Islam as found in the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Holy Last Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah upon him. Poorly educated and misguided youth are being duped by the high-financed recruiting efforts with a false pretense that the actions and efforts of these people are being done for the sake of Islam, wherein the reality is clear and needs to be brought to the forefront: ISIS and its members are neither Muslim nor Islamic, and real Muslims condemn and deplore their barbarisms and warn against their recruiting efforts.

 

The laws of Islam have never condoned indiscriminate killings of any people, destruction of their properties, or places of worship on any scale or at any time. The rights of non-combatants, elderly, women and children as well as the conduct that is demanded in such situations have been established in Al-Islam upon the Hadith related via the Muwatta of Al-Imam Malik, wherein the Holy Last Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) has said, “Do not kill women or children or an aged, infirm person. Do not cut down fruit-bearing trees. Do not destroy an inhabited place. Do not slaughter sheep or camels except for food. Do not burn bees and do not scatter them. Do not steal from the booty, and do not be cowardly.”
In the time of the rule of the second Khalifa of Al-Islam, Sayyidina Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be well-pleased with him), Al-Islam spread into the lands of Christians and those with ancient relics of past civilizations. Palestine was a Christian nation, yet the second Khalifa of Al-Islam mandated that the Muslims are disallowed from bullying their neighbors, desecrating their neighbors’ properties, and destroying the places of worship frequented by the Christians. The actions of the ISIS cult of death are in direct opposition to that of the second Khalifa of Al-Islam and that of the commands of the Holy Last Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah upon him). In this same period, Islam spread into Egypt, wherein world-known temples, tombs, and artifacts pertaining to the Pharaohs still exist up until this day. Notice how they were not demolished or declared places that “threaten the monotheism of Muslims.”
The recruiting efforts have been spreading recently to bring in youth into the ranks of these ISIS people in order to legitimize their actions and give them an Islamic appearance. The media has been active in portraying the senseless murders of Muslims by so-called “Muslims” to such an extent that the youth--who are being tricked by the ISIS propaganda--accept this as legitimate. There is nothing Islamic about the senseless killing of Muslims, driving them from their homes, and destruction of their property and places of worship! This is a falsehood by all accounts as Allah says in Holy Qur’an: “Whoever kills a believer intentionally, the reward for him is Jahannam (HELL) where he will reside forever! The Anger of Allah is upon him and Allah cursed him! And Allah has prepared an immense punishment for him!” (Surah An-Nisaa, Al-Ayah 93). Regardless of whether one is Muslim or not, the unlawful shedding of blood (regardless of being Muslim or non-Muslim) is prohibited in Al-Islam.
The Holy Last Messenger of Allah is Sayyidina Muhammad ibn Abdullah Al-Hashimi (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) and not the miscreant from Najd, Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab—the founder of this cult of death. The Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) has said, “Abusing a Muslim is Fusouq (immoral & evil), and killing (a Muslim) is Kufr (an act of disbelief).” (Sahih Al-Bukhari); however, the latter, from An-Najd, declares that those who do not agree with his own demented system of beliefs are declared an apostate, a mushrik (polytheist), and that his blood is legal (reference: Kitab At-Tawhid, and also Nawaqis Al-Islam), and this is the mandate for the foundation of the Wahhabi religion as well as the so-called “Islamic State”, ISIS, that has evolved from extreme Wahhabism..
We have stated that these barbarians are not Muslims by their deeds that have been reported visually. At the same time reports of their daily actions have revealed that these people have nothing Islamic about them in their daily lifestyles, for they do not pray, do not talk about Islam, nor do they read Holy Qur’an. Combine this with the reality that they are receiving weapons from Israel (exposed via recent raids by Iraqi army and police), and it is simple to conclude that these butchers are neither Muslim nor have any connection to Islam and they operate under the mandate of a hidden hand with a totally different--and apparently opposite--agenda than that of Islam.

April 16, 2015

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 تم عقد اجتماع مشترك في إسلامبيرج تحت رئاسة مولانا حسين أبو بكر القادري ( نيويورك ) و حضره العلماء الآتية أسماؤهم  : مولانا حسين محمد عبد الله القادري ( نيويورك ) ، مولانا محمد عبد المؤمن القادري (نيويورك) ، مولانا سعيد عبد الكريم القادري (جورجيا ) ، مولانا سيد شاكر القادري (كارولينا الجنوبية ) ، مولانا سليمان عبد الرحيم القادري (تينسي ) ، مولانا إسماعيل عبد الحق القادري (فرجينيا ) ، مولانا إسماعيل عبد الرحمن القادري (كندا) و مولانا نور محمد القادري (نيوجرسي  ) .

وقد دعا الإجتماع الطارئ ، الذي عقدت دورته في الجامعة القرآنية الدولية المفتوحة الى مناقشة الصراع اليمني – السعودي . وقد سر علماء أمريكا الى قرار علماء الأزهر التاليين : مولانا محمد عبد الصبور القادري الازهري ، مولانا جما الدين عبد الواحد القادري الأزهري ، ومولانا حسن علي بي القادري الأزهري ، بعد ذلك أعلنوا بالإجماع أن : " هذه ليست حربا تنطوي على دين الإسلام ، وإنما هي حرب بين الوهابية والشيعة "  .

وأصدر المشاركون في البيان التقرير التالي : " نحن نود أن نوضح للعالم بأسره أن هذه الحرب ليس لها علاقة مع الاسلام ، والمجموعات المتورطة ;الوهابية من السعودية والشيعة الحوثيين من اليمن هم للأسف في تضليل"  . وبإجماع العلماء كل هذه المجموعات لها تاريخها الخاص الذي يتنافى ويتعارض مع مبادئ الاسلام ، مما يتبث أنها لاتلتزم بالمبادئ الإسلامية . وقال مولانا حسن محمد عبد الله القادري : " إن مشاركة العربية السعودية ، التي تعد موطنا لاثنين من أقدس المواقع الإسلامية ، أدى إلى خطإ كبير قاد الى اعتقاد العديد من الناس أن الحرب يتعلق بالإسلام . ويتعين علينا أن نقدم للعالم الحقيقة حول طبيعة الصراع بين اليمن والسعودية ."

وأوضح علماء الأزهر أن الوهابية ليست طائفة من الإسلام والإسلامية ، وإنما دين مختلف ومنفصل. " إن تعاليم الوهابية تعلن أن كل الذين يختلفون عن معتقداتهم كالزنادقة والكفار – حتى ولو كانو مسلمين . الشيعة أيضا لهم عقيدتهم الخاصة ولايجب الخلط بينها وبين الإسلام . ممارساتهم وطقوسهم غالبا ما تكون خارج الشريعة الإسلامية ، ويرفضون سنة آخر الأنبياء محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم والتي هي المفتاح الرئيسي لممارسة إسلام صحيح " سعيد مولانا محمد جمال الدين عبد الواحد القادري الأزهري .

وقد حث العلماء من باكستان ومن دول أخرى ،على التحدث بالحقيقة والإمتناع عن الإنضمام في الصراع الذي سيؤدي إلى تفاقم الأوضاع وانتشار الفوضى وسفك الدماء في جميع أنحاء العالم .

سامسون سيمون شرف ، متقاعد من الجيش الباكستاني حذر باكستان من المواصلة في السقوط في الفتنة الطائفية . مصرحا في مقال له في جريدة باكستانية "الأمة" : " إن السعودية لها تاريخ طويل من المؤامرات والإقتتال الداخلي ، وسيكون دور باكستان الوحيد هو مراقبة الحراس الثراتية من بيت سعود . باكستان هي دولة مستعدة لرفع المسدس على رأسها" .

مولانا نور محمد قدري رائد في البحث الأمريكي – الباكستاني نص"  أن  أفضل مسار لباكستان وبعض البلدان الأخرى هو حل المشكل من خلال المفاوضات والإمتناع عن الإشتراك في هذا الصراع "  .

مولانا حسين أبو بكر القادري ، رئيس

محمد علي القادري ، وزير الاعلام

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April 5, 2015

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Hancock, NY, April 4, 2015 — A joint meeting was held in Islamberg, New York under the chairmanship of Maulana Hussein Abu Bakr Qadri (NY) and attended by the following Ulama:  Maulana Husain M. Abdallah Qadri (NY), Maulana Muhammad Abdul Mumin Qadri (NY), Maulana Saiid Abdul Kareem Qadri (GA), Maulana Sayeed Shakir Qadri (SC), Maulana Sulaiman Abdur Rahim Qadri (TN), Maulana Ismail Abdul Haqq Qadri (VA), Maulana Ismail Abdur Rahmaan Qadri (CAN) and Maulana Nur Muhammad Qadri (NJ).

The emergency meeting was called into session at the International Quranic Open University Meeting Hall, to discuss the Yemen-Saudi conflict. The American Ulama were pleased with the resolution  passed by the following Ulama of Al-Azhar, Maulana M. Mahmud Abdussabur Al-Qadri Al-Azhari, Maulana M. Jamaaludin A. Wahid Al-Qadri Al-Azhari, and Maulana Hassan Ali Peay Al-Qadri Al-Azhari, after which they jointly declared, “This is not a war involving the religion of Al-Islam. Rather it is a war between Wahhabism and Shiism.”

The learned participants issued the following joint statement,“We wish to clarify to the entire world that this war has nothing to do with Islam and the groups involved; the Wahhabis from Saudi Arabia and the Shiite Houthi rebels from Yemen are unfortunately misled.”  According to the assemblage of scholars, each of these groups has its own history that contradicts the tenets of Al-Islam, proving that they do not adhere to Islamic principles. Maulana Husain M. Abdallah Qadri stated, “The involvement of Saudi Arabia, which is home to two of Islam’s holiest sites, has mistakenly led many people to believe that it is a war concerning Islam. It is incumbent upon us to present to the world the truth about the nature of the Yemen-Saudi conflict.”   

The Azhari Ulama thoroughly explained that Wahhabism is neither a sect of Islam nor Islamic, but a different and separate religion. “The tenets of Wahhabism declare all who disagree with their beliefs as heretics and unbelievers--even if they are Muslims.  The Shiites also have their

own doctrine and it must not be confused with Islam. Their practices and rituals are often outside of Islamic Sharia, and they reject the Sunnah of the Holy Last Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him); key elements to practicing true Islam.” said Maulana M. Jamaaludin Abdul-Wahid Al-Qadri Al-Azhari.

The Ulama have urged Pakistan and other countries in the region to speak out regarding the truth and to abstain from joining in a conflict that will only exacerbate and spread chaos and bloodshed throughout the world. Samson Simon Sharaf, a retired officer of the Pakistan Army warned that Pakistan continues to be sucked into sectarian strife. In his  article for a Pakistani newspaper, The Nation  he stated, “ The Saudi’s have a long history of intrigue and infighting. Pakistans only role will be to watch over the patrimonial guards of this house of Saud. Pakistan is a country willing to hold a gun to its own head.”   Maulana Nur Muhammad Qadri,  a leading Pakistani- American scholar declared, “The best course for Pakistan and other countries is to solve the problem through negotiation and refrain from involving in this conflict.”

Maulana Hussein Abu Bakr Qadri, Chairperson

Muhammad Ali Qadri, Secretary of Information

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March 17, 2015

A group of savages posing as Muslims have managed to dominate the media and the name of their organization has penetrated discussions everywhere under the title of the “Islamic State” bringing a wave of barbarism against Muslims and Christians alike. The western media refers to this group as ISIS (an abbreviation of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) and in their own efforts to cast a bad light upon Islam, it constantly refers to it as the Islamic State; however, everything this group of pagans has done has been absolutely contrary to Islam, its tenets, and the laws of Islam as found in the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Holy Last Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah upon him. Poorly educated and misguided youth are being duped by the high-financed recruiting efforts with a false pretense that the actions and efforts of these people are being done for the sake of Islam, wherein the reality is clear and needs to be brought to the forefront: ISIS and its members are neither Muslim nor Islamic, and real Muslims condemn and deplore their barbarisms and warn against their recruiting efforts.

The laws of Islam have never condoned indiscriminate killings of any people, destruction of their properties, or places of worship on any scale or at any time. The rights of non-combatants, elderly, women and children as well as the conduct that is demanded in such situations have been established in Al-Islam upon the Hadith related via the Muwatta of Al-Imam Malik, wherein the Holy Last Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) has said, “Do not kill women or children or an aged, infirm person. Do not cut down fruit-bearing trees. Do not destroy an inhabited place. Do not slaughter sheep or camels except for food. Do not burn bees and do not scatter them. Do not steal from the booty, and do not be cowardly.”

In the time of the rule of the second Khalifa of Al-Islam, Sayyidina Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be well-pleased with him), Al-Islam spread into the lands of Christians and those with ancient relics of past civilizations. Palestine was a Christian nation, yet the second Khalifa of Al-Islam mandated that the Muslims are disallowed from bullying their neighbors, desecrating their neighbors’ properties, and destroying the places of worship frequented by the Christians. The actions of the ISIS cult of death are in direct opposition to that of the second Khalifa of Al-Islam and that of the commands of the Holy Last Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah upon him). In this same period, Islam spread into Egypt, wherein world-known temples, tombs, and artifacts pertaining to the Pharaohs still exist up until this day. Notice how they were not demolished or declared places that “threaten the monotheism of Muslims.”

The recruiting efforts have been spreading recently to bring in youth into the ranks of these ISIS people in order to legitimize their actions and give them an Islamic appearance. The media has been active in portraying the senseless murders of Muslims by so-called “Muslims” to such an extent that the youth--who are being tricked by the ISIS propaganda--accept this as legitimate. There is nothing Islamic about the senseless killing of Muslims, driving them from their homes, and destruction of their property and places of worship! This is a falsehood by all accounts as Allah says in Holy Qur’an: “Whoever kills a believer intentionally, the reward for him is Jahannam (HELL) where he will reside forever! The Anger of Allah is upon him and Allah cursed him! And Allah has prepared an immense punishment for him!” (Surah An-Nisaa, Al-Ayah 93). Regardless of whether one is Muslim or not, the unlawful shedding of blood (regardless of being Muslim or non-Muslim) is prohibited in Al-Islam.

The Holy Last Messenger of Allah is Sayyidina Muhammad ibn Abdullah Al-Hashimi (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) and not the miscreant from Najd, Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab—the founder of this cult of death. The Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) has said, “Abusing a Muslim is Fusouq (immoral & evil), and killing (a Muslim) is Kufr (an act of disbelief).” (Sahih Al-Bukhari); however, the latter, from An-Najd, declares that those who do not agree with his own demented system of beliefs are declared an apostate, a mushrik (polytheist), and that his blood is legal (reference: Kitab At-Tawhid, and also Nawaqis Al-Islam), and this is the mandate for the foundation of the Wahhabi religion as well as the so-called “Islamic State”, ISIS, that has evolved from extreme Wahhabism..

We have stated that these barbarians are not Muslims by their deeds that have been reported visually. At the same time reports of their daily actions have revealed that these people have nothing Islamic about them in their daily lifestyles, for they do not pray, do not talk about Islam, nor do they read Holy Qur’an. Combine this with the reality that they are receiving weapons from Israel (exposed via recent raids by Iraqi army and police), and it is simple to conclude that these butchers are neither Muslim nor have any connection to Islam and they operate under the mandate of a hidden hand with a totally different--and apparently opposite--agenda than that of Islam.

 

August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014
Contact: Matthew Gardner
(877) 726-0412
public.relations@iqou-moa.org

NEW YORK, NY -- A delegation of American Muslims representing the International Quranic Open University has visited the United Nations in response to media reports of imminent danger and lawless revolution being instigated by Tahir ul Qadri, a Canadian citizen, in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The group is petitioning that the Secretary General Ban Ki Moon address the precarious situation of thousands of women and children who have been suffering in the elements since August 14, without proper accommodations, before the violent confrontation that Qadri is threatening endangers the lives of these innocents who have been deceived and brainwashed into engaging in a suicidal storming of the Parliament building.

Tahir ul Qadri is using the well-known tactics of the ‘Mullah mafia’, which is very active in Pakistan. Their strategy is to bring innocent women and children in the forefront of
potentially violent situations hoping that when their lives are sacrificed it will garner international sympathies and enable the Mullahs to achieve their objectives. This was
done in Islamabad at the Red Masjid in 2007, when the Mullahs intentionally allowed their students to become gun fodder for the army’s attack. That resulted in the current unending insurgency and violent uprising of Taliban in Pakistan. Similarly, it was unnecessary for the female staff of Tahir ul Qadri’s school to guard the premises and fight with the police, resulting in deaths, which are being used to register a case against the government. The individuals who have joined Qadri’s procession are mainly the staff and students of his private university along with their children. He is endangering their lives hoping that the imminent carnage will bring life to his cause. In reality, it will usher in an unending wave of bloodshed and civil strife throughout Pakistan. The government has become helpless and powerless to save those innocent lives from perishing under the harsh open skies, lack of food and shelter and finally death, when they are ordered to  attack the parliament house. This must be stopped immediately.

The American Muslim scholars of Al Azhar University have passed a fatwa exposing the fact that Mr. Qadri is a fraud. Dr. Jemille Smith, MD, well-known psychiatric practitioner has stated,  “ I have been observing him and watching his speeches and judging from his behavior and talks, it is evident that he suffers from paranoia and delusions of grandeur. He should immediately be committed to a mental institute, and the lives of thousands of innocent people be saved before he uses them as human shields.” The Staff and Students of the International Quranic Open University at Islamberg, New York demand that the UN steps in to save innocent lives before it is too late.”

The United Nations is hereby requested to take immediate action to rescue the thousands of helpless women and children of Pakistan who have been misguided, deceived and brainwashed with incendiary political rhetoric by ordering Tahir ul Qadri to desist from his inflammatory threats of a bloody revolution.

International Quranic Open University
Department of Human Rights

November 16, 2013

Ecuador made an undisclosed settlement with Colombia in a case brought before the International Court of Justice for damages Colombia caused by the spraying of herbicides used to kill coca plants cultivated along the border of the two countries. The coca plants are used to  produce the illegal drug cocaine. The secrecy surrounding the friendly settlement  has angered those affected by the fumigation.

The settlement originally stipulated that Colombia was to pay $15m in compensation, to be invested in areas in Ecuador affected by the aerial spraying of coca crops with the glyphosate herbicide near the country’s border. But how and when the investments will be made has not yet been clarified.

The Colombian government also pledged not to carry out aerial spraying over the next year within 10km of the border with Ecuador, between the southwest Colombian provinces of Putumayo and Nariño and the northern Ecuadorian provinces of Sucumbíos, Carchi and Esmeraldas.

But that 10-km strip could be narrowed to 5 and eventually 2km within two years, according to the conditions explained in Appendix 1 of the settlement agreement.

Exclusion zone

The appendix states that after the first year, once the scientific analyses are studied, the binational technical group will assess whether Ecuadorean territory was affected by the spraying. If it was not, the exclusion zone will be reduced to 5km wide for one year, and after that, to 2km.

That is the main concern of peasant farmers who say their health, crops and livestock have been affected by glyphosate spraying.

 

Reducing the width of the exclusion zone to 2km "is unfair, but the agreement has already been signed, and since it was between governments, we were left high and dry; but we will continue the struggle," Daniel Alarcón, the head of the Federation of Peasant Organizations in the Ecuadorian Border Zone of Sucumbios (FORCCOFES), said.

The settlement does not provide a real solution because "they will continue spraying near us," he said.

"It will affect us - we hope only minimally - but if a single drop of glyphosate falls we will protest because we are prepared to carry this through to the end, to get reparations for the damage caused."

Alarcón was referring to the health problems and deterioration in the quality of life that tens of thousands of people have suffered as a result of Colombia’s spraying near the Ecuadorean border between 2000 and 2007 with the aim of eradicating coca crops.

According to a survey conducted by Forccofes, some 15,000 families live in the border area in question, and the 10,000 families living along the San Miguel river have been affected the most by the spraying.

Cancer On the Rise

"The effects are still being felt; the land has not returned to normal production levels," said Alarcón, who lives in 5 de Agosto, a community in the border district of General Farfán. "Cancer was almost unheard of here before, and now people are continuously dying of cancer because of the glyphosate, which has contaminated the water sources."

The agreement between the two countries refers to the chemical composition of the herbicide that figures in the environmental management plan authorized by Colombia’s environment ministry in Resolution 1054, from 2003.

According to the settlement, the mixture - which according to the government is used throughout the national territory - contains 44 percent glyphosate, one percent Cosmo Flux, and 55 percent water.

But the label for the Monsanto corporation’s Roundup glyphosate herbicide recommends a concentration of 1.6 to 7.7 percent glyphosate, with an absolute upper limit of 29 percent.

There are no long term studies on the impact of Cosmo Flux on the environment or on humans.

An econometric study carried out this year by two professors at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, on the health effects of aerial spraying, found that it had "a very significant" impact in terms of the likelihood of miscarriage. It also found a correlation between aerial spraying and skin problems.

Uruguayan political analyst Laura Gil, who disseminated the terms of the settlement in Colombia on October 1, said that it was "unacceptable for Ecuadorians to receive more [safety] guarantees than Colombians."

Secret negotiations

She added, however, that "...agreements like this strengthen relations. It’s better to try to settle things through negotiations, rather than through a legal sentence, even though the International Court of Justice is a mechanism for the peaceful settlement of conflicts.

"But it is not acceptable for it to be done through secret diplomatic negotiations," she added, pointing out that the content of the binational agreement did not go through the Colombian Congress.

"It’s obvious why not: because the legislators would demand a halt to the spraying."

Amira Armenta, an expert with the Transnational Institute’s Drugs and Democracy program, wrote that the settlement would not really change anything because Colombia would continue spraying in border provinces.

According to the latest study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Nariño and Putumayo are the provinces with the highest density of coca cultivation - 22 percent and 13 percent, respectively, of the country’s total coca cultivation in late 2012.

"In the last decade, Nariño has suffered from the highest levels of spraying in the country, and in spite of that it continues to boast the title of biggest producer," Armenta writes.

The settlement also states that before spraying in a border area, the Colombian government will give the Ecuadorean government 10 days notice, indicating the exact locations and dates of the fumigation.

"This is much more than what could have been achieved in a legal ruling, because it is very difficult for an international court to require a country to assume a commitment of this nature since the country can claim that it affects its sovereignty," Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, said about the agreement. "But it is possible to achieve when it is a friendly settlement."

Ecuador and Colombia also agreed to sign a special expedited protocol for addressing complaints from Ecuadorian citizens in border areas. But the protocol has not yet been enacted.

November 16, 2013

Ankara - Symbolizing the emerging trend of rejuvenation of the letter and spirit of Islam in practice, four Turkish Members of Parliament, who happen to be Muslim ladies, broke a decades-old veil ban by wearing their headscarves to work.

The ladies’ entrance into Turkey's parliament chambers in Ankara began their term in office, marking an end to the early 1920s ban on the Muslim symbol of female modesty imposed in the early days of the Turkish Republic, when secularist dictator Kemal Ataturk sought to transform Turkey into a progressive and prosperous nation by removing religious practice and effects from outward public expression.

The symbolic action highlights an emerging trend in Turkey where the issue of headscarves remains highly sensitive, as it is viewed by secularists as a sign of political Islam in stark contrast to the republic's strongly secular traditions, reported Agence France Presse (AFP).

The four Members of Parliament (MP)  - Sevde Beyazit Kacar, Gulay Samanci, Nurcan Dalbudak and Gonul Bekin Sahkulubey are members of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) which has [religious] roots and has gained a strong following in this nation of 74 million.

The main secular opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), which had previously said it would contest any parliamentarians seeking to wear headscarves in the chamber, did not officially respond to the move, reported Reuters, mentioning that a few of its members did jeer as the four women entered the assembly, while another wore a T-shirt depicting the face of the Turkish Republic's secular founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who also founded the CHP.

Other fellow members of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) greeted the four female lawmakers with hugs and kisses when they entered the chamber.

November 16, 2013

Germany authorities are ready to deport several US diplomats if the information that they wiretapped on phone calls is confirmed, German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has claimed. “It’s quite clear that if US embassy or other agencies employees are involved in the case, they will be punished. Speaking of diplomats, they will be deported,” Friedrich said in an interview to the ARD,  Allgemeine Rundfunk Deutschland news network in Berlin, Germany. Voice of Russia also reported that Washington still didn’t have answers to many questions Germany had asked the US in relation to the scandal.

The Jurist website stated that  Germany and Brazil have proposed a draft resolution within the UN General Assembly calling for member states to take measures to put an end to "gross invasions of privacy" such as excessive electronic surveillance and data collection. Although the resolution does not specifically indicate any countries, recent events such as allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA)has spied on more than 60 million phone calls made in Spain indicate that the resolution is directed at the US and its various surveillance programs.

According to European media reports, the US NSA eavesdropped on phone calls of 28 EU countries representatives, including Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. American secret services also spied on these countries’ embassies in Washington, the UK Guardian newspaper says. Earlier this month, German Der Spiegel magazine reported that US intelligence had allegedly tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone. The complete outrage of the Germans has manifested in discussions about requesting Edward Snowden to verify the allegations of the German chancellor’s mobile phone surveillance in a Guardian UK news report:

“ The justice minister, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, told the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper: "If the allegations build up and lead to an investigation, one could think about calling in Snowden as a witness."

Thomas Oppermann, of the Social Democrats, said: "Snowden's claims appear to be credible, while the US government has blatantly lied to us on this matter. That's why Snowden could be an important witness, also in clearing up the surveillance of the chancellor's mobile."

November 16, 2013

(IP)  Thousands of Paraguayan workers took to the streets in the capital  to protest the approval by legislators, of the bill known as the bill to promote public-private partnerships, originally put forth by President Horacio Cartes. The bill aims to privatize some public services and infrastructure, and angers many in the South American nation.

The demonstrations took place in Asuncion, where protesters blocked roads and highways and carried signs that read “Paraguay is not for sale.”

Critics of the plans include public sector labor unions, farmers and indigenous peoples, who say the bill would lead to mass privatization, layoffs and an invasion of foreign companies.

"We are against the public-private alliance, which is the selling of our dear Paraguay, the little that we are left...after everything that the rich took," said protester Reina Hermosilla.

Former president and senator Fernando Lugo is also a fierce opponent of the bill  and condemns it as an attempt to push through privatization. Under privatization, infrastructure services such as electric, transport and sanitation services as well as roads and tolls would change from state control to private ownership.

The state would use public revenue to finance private business ventures with the proceeds paid to the private investors.“With the law everyone will pay the price and just a select few will get richer,” wrote Lugo on Twitter.

The country’s two legislative chambers have already approved the bill; however, debates are now being held on whether to grant President Cartes the power to make a final decision. The Paraguayan government is facing a financial crisis as the country is suffering from the biggest deficit in its history and is also one of the poorest countries in South America with 39% of the population living in poverty.  

Cartes was sworn in as president on August 15, and had vowed to wage war on poverty, and generate job opportunities.He is described as a multi billion dollar tobacco magnate, who made his fortune in  a myriad of business interests including banking and cigarette imports to the U.S., before taking office. Before his election, he had come under suspicion for drug trafficking and money laundering  from the  U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, according to a 2010 U.S. diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks.

November 16, 2013

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland gave the warning recently, adding that there would be serious repercussions for the UN body, AFP reported. “We’ve made the point that there are very clear red lines in US legislation,” Nuland said.

US legislation requires that funds to any UN body which recognizes Palestine as a full UN member be cut off.

Overwhelming support for Palestine’s membership on the bid to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was a huge boost for their campaign for international recognition of an independent state, and a blow to Israel and the US, who had opposed the move, as reported by  the UK Guardian.  Amid loud cheers from delegates from Paris, members voted 107 to 14 to accept Palestine as a full member state, with 52 countries abstaining - including the UK. The US currently provides 22 percent of the UNESCO budget.

UNESCO’s executive committee on October 5 overwhelmingly voted to approve the Palestinian membership bid at the UN. The decision still needs the approval of the general assembly of the organization.

On September 23, acting Palestinian Authority (PA) Chief Mahmoud Abbas presented UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with the statehood proposal during the UN General Assembly’s annual session in New York, based on the pre-1967 borders.

The US has repeatedly threatened to veto the bid at the UN Security Council. Washington, however, does not have a veto power at the UNESCO.

More than 100 countries have so far officially recognized Palestine as a state based on the 1967 borders, the boundaries that existed before Israel captured and annexed East al-Quds (Jerusalem), the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

November 12, 2013

With  October 2013 marking 51 years since the Cuban missile crisis, the UN General Assembly again pronounced itself overwhelmingly against the US embargo on Cuba.  In the General Assembly, 188 countries voted to condemn the US-imposed sanctions.

“The US policy against Cuba is suffering from an absolute international isolation and discredit and lacks every ethical or legal ground,” Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said.

Several international envoys  also strongly denounced Washington’s policy.

China’s Deputy UN Ambassador Wang Min told the General Assembly debate, “The call of the international community is getting louder and louder, demanding that the US government change its policy toward Cuba.”

Meanwhile, Bolivia’s UN Ambassador Sacha Llorenty Solis stated that the embargo is “sullying the history of mankind.”

European countries also oppose the embargo against Cuba since US legislation punishes foreign companies, including the European ones, that trade with Cuba.

Havana and Washington have been at odds since the Cuban revolution.  Fidel Castro led the revolution that  toppled the regime of Fulgencio Batista, the brutal American-backed  dictator who ruled Cuba from 1952-1959. He had strong ties to the American mafia underworld and insured that America’s extensive business interests on the island were protected while he was in power. The US imposed sanction measures against Cuba after Batista was overthrown in 1959 and placed an official embargo against Cuba in 1962.

Parrilla further said that Havana has lost over $1.1 trillion dollars because of the embargo, adding that the blockade has prevented his country from gaining access to vital heart and anti-AIDS medication for children.

Speaking at the General Assembly in 2012, the Cuban foreign minister said that after the 2008 US election, President Barack Obama had promised a new beginning with Cuba, but “the reality of the last four years has been characterized by a persistent tightening of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade.”

November 10, 2013

A judge in Mexico City, Mexico, has recently approved a temporary injunction against the approval of any new genetically modified or GM food permits for experimental or commercial corn plantings.The suspension is to remain in effect until pending lawsuits alleging environmental dangers are resolved. This is a victory for food sovereignty and agricultural integrity. The announcement was made at a press conference in Mexico City, where officials notified the public and press that all GM corn plantings including pilot commercial plantings were to be immediately suspended.

Though not necessarily permanent , the injunction came after years of protest against  transgenic crops, particularly those that threaten the continued cultivation of staple crops like corn.

For Mexico, corn, also known as maize, is a primary food crop for which there are hundreds, if not thousands of heirloom varieties currently being grown. If GM corn varieties are allowed to be cultivated along side them, at any considerable scale, Mexico's entire agricultural heritage could become extinct.

“The decision came after years of lobbying by activist who noted that Mexico, the birthplace of modern day maize and its cultivation in Mexico-knows a little bit about how to create various disease resistant strains of corn, given that Mexicans….have been doing it for millennia, ”writes Gustavo Arellano for the OC weekly.

Despite a moratorium on GM corn cultivation in Mexico that dates back to 1998, many native maize varieties have still tested positive for low levels of modified genes, which proves that Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs cannot be contained and have a tendency to contaminate other crops. Because of this, a coalition of 53 groups and individuals which includes scientist and human rights groups, filed a lawsuit last year to suspend all trials of GM corn and other experiments that could be causing contamination.

Agreeing with their argument, a Mexican judge ruled that all field trials of GM corn in Mexico must  end, citing specific imminent environmental risk.

A press release recently issued by the non-governmental organization, La Copenacha, affirms this decision, noting that Mexican law requires Justices to protect the interest of the people rather than the interest  of big business, which in this case means multinational chemical companies like Monsanto.

                Mexico will still import GMO corn, despite suspension

The  ruling is timely, as many areas of Mexico have been pressured in recent years to accept not only field trials of GM corn, but also commercial plantings, despite their risk to native corn varieties. Unfortunately, the ruling does not go far enough, say experts, as Mexico will continue to import GM corn from other countries like the U.S.- roughly one third of the corn Mexico consumes is imported.

“The ruling has understandably caused joy across Mexico and the entire anti - GMO world, but its also not as far reaching as you think,” added Arellano. “The judge in question didn't ban the import of GMO corn into Mexico and in this globalized society, Mexicans are just as likely to eat corn from Minnesota as they are [to eat the variety] elote from Puebla.”

Even so,the decision has earned considerable attention the world over, as Mexico is now the only country in North America to ban the cultivation of GMO crops. Neither the U.S. nor Canada has taken any action, thus far, against the growing onslaught of GMO pollution within their borders, despite the fact that most other developed countries in the world have either banned GMOs or require them to be at least properly labelled.

November 10, 2013

Poland asks court to hear CIA secret jails case in private  Poland's government has asked the European Court of Human Rights to exclude the media and the public from a court hearing next month on whether Poland hosted a secret CIA prison on its territory. The request for a private hearing was criticized by a Polish human rights group, which accuses the state of trying to conceal its involvement in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program behind a veil of secrecy. The Strasbourg-based court scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 3 to hear arguments in the cases of two men who say they were held in a CIA-operated jail in Poland.

November 8, 2013

 

(Lahore) A young American housewife has experienced the unfortunate corruption, cruel and inhumane treatment that exists within the Pakistani government. Married to a Pakistani businessman, the young housewife, whose name is withheld to prevent further incident, has lived in Pakistan for over six years and recently required a routine renewal of her Visa. During the process, she and her family were met with rudeness, disregard and an unwillingness to help. Unfortunately, her appalling encounter is becoming the routine for Americans when dealing with corrupt elements in Pakistan. Still, for this young housewife, the memory of years of service by American Muslims shines in contrast to the disrespect delivered to innocent housewives, students, and humanitarian workers who have sacrificed, given aid, and shown kindness to the people of Pakistan who overwhelming support and respect American Muslims. The young housewife speaks exclusively to The Islamic Post about those good works with the aim of exposing and ridding the Pakistani government of those who fraudulently represent them.

 

As an expectant mother in her last trimester, the young American housewife sent her husband’s brother with the paperwork to renew her visa at the Ministry of Interior office in Islamabad. Oddly, it was after review of the documentation that he was spoken to harshly, treated rudely, and told he must bring the passport owner to Islamabad. Her brother-in-law insisted on processing the visa immediately explaining the delicate condition of the young housewife who was under doctor’s orders to refrain from travel. Furthermore, there was no security to accompany her in an area highly susceptible to the abduction of foreign nationals. The explanations afforded no leniency. The reply from the Pakistani official was a firm “no” as well as an indication that the young housewife’s visa might be cancelled altogether.

 

Against doctor’s orders, the young housewife travelled five hours to Islamabad. The Pakistani government official remained discourteous to the young housewife, not caring that she was visually suffering from apparent maternal pangs. Thankfully, his boss learned of the entire situation and immediately gave due and proper respect as well as provided a one-year extension to the visa. After leaving, the young housewife learned that the rude official who initially rejected the paperwork brazenly reversed his boss’s permission and changed the visa to expire in three months. Furthermore, he advised that the young housewife cannot come back to the office for renewal, but instead might have to go to America. She knew these were not empty threats because some years ago several American doctors, humanitarian workers and students were sent home from Pakistan after visa extensions were denied.

 

This type of corruption, hatred and ill-treatment of American Muslims has permeated the government of Pakistan for years and should be known by every American organization. It is well understood that when Muslims from America come to know that one of their honorable daughters has been mistreated, it could cause great strife. To create disruption between the American Muslims and Pakistanis living in America would be a great failing after decades of faithful service provided by American Muslims who work hard to look after Pakistanis everywhere.

After catastrophic disasters, floods and earthquakes, it is the American Muslims who sacrificed time, money and family to travel to the country of Pakistan to offer help to the people. Following the devastating 2005 earthquake, American Muslim Medical Relief Team, AMMRT, sent doctors, nurses and medical staff worked in tent camps to offer food, medicine and comfort to those affected and displaced from their homes. On the contrary, it is well known that many corrupt individuals within the Pakistani government took donations of medicines and money and embezzled them to sell on the black market - denying comfort and healing for their own people. Due to this corruption, the American doctors working in Pakistan were faced with medical supply shortages. At one time there were two hundred burned children seeking medical care, but doctors had no surgical knives. It was the American Muslims who provided the much-needed supplies to save the lives of suffering Pakistani children. In return, the Pakistan government provided not even a word of thanks, except one article found in the daily Nation newspaper.

American Muslims have touched even the lives of Kashmir refugees when the rest of the world turned a blind eye. For four years, American Muslim ladies provided money, food, shelter, education and assistance to the refugees from Kashmir. In 2010, flooding in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan was described by General Secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, as the worst disaster he’d seen in his life. The American Muslims responded with immediate aid. A member of the American Muslim Medical Relief team recalls their flood relief effort, “During the flood relief work, we were not treated well by the government even though we were there to help the people of Pakistan who appreciated us. When our team was preparing to return home to America, we had a lot of unexpected expenses and unfortunate experiences. For one, we incurred the expense of transporting our medical supplies because Pakistan International Airlines withdrew their offer to carry aid for free. We also had trouble with our visas similar to the young housewife. I remember those two issues being a major setback. We were in the middle of a humanitarian crisis, in which travel visas and transportation should not have been an issue.”  

In the case of the young housewife, the Pakistani official who cancelled the one-year visa should never be allowed to again interfere and mistreat citizens. The family calls for the immediate transfer of the Pakistani official and restoration of the one-year visa as promised. The American Muslims have also formed a delegation who will further pursue the matter in the US. Therefore, this resolution has been promptly adopted by The Muslims of America, Inc., and the staff and students of the International Quranic Open University, Inc for immediate attention.

November 5, 2013

Genocide is state sponsored mass murder. It takes two forms, the most known is the annihilation of an entire race or ethnic group. Then there is the more subtle form that takes effect over generations - “deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or part”, as defined by Barbara Harff and Ted Robert Gurr, “Toward Empirical Theory of Genocides and Politicides: Identification and Measurement of Cases Since 1945.” Center on Law and Globalization.In 1928, a government official predicted Canada would end its “Indian problem” within two generations. Indigenous children of Canada were deliberately starved in the 1940s and ’50s by government researchers in the name of science.

Rochelle Johnston wrote on Rabble, an online news source covering Canada:

“While there may not have been a master plan to execute every Aboriginal person in Canada, throughout much of our history there has been a deeply and widely held belief that First Nations, Metis and Inuit, as groups, should cease to exist. Reducing the number of Aboriginal people and eliminating those who weren’t willing to assimilate into Euro-Canadian society was helpful to this cause. Evidence of genocidal desires can be found in any number of government documents and public statements, and when the conditions were right, Canadians, whether bureaucrats, researchers, doctors, missionaries, social workers or entrepreneurs, felt justified in carrying out a range of genocidal acts.”

The Research

Milk rations were halved for years at residential schools across the country. Essential vitamins were kept from people who needed them. Dental services were withheld because gum health was a measuring tool for scientists and dental care would distort research.

For over a decade, indigenous children and adults were unknowingly subjected to nutritional experiments by Canadian government bureaucrats.

This disturbing look into government policy toward indigenous peoples after World War II comes to light in recently published historical research.

When Canadian researchers went to a number of northern Manitoba reserves in 1942, they found rampant malnourishment. But instead of recommending increased federal support to improve the health of hundreds of the people suffering from a collapsing fur trade and already limited government aid, they decided against it. Nutritionally deprived people would be the perfect test subjects, researchers thought.

The details come from Ian Mosby, a post-doctorate at the University of Guelph, whose research focused on one of the most horrific aspects of government policy toward indigenous peoples during a time when rules for research on humans were just being adopted by the scientific community.

Researching the development of health policy for a different research project, Mosby uncovered “vague references to studies conducted on ‘Indians’ ” and began to investigate. Government documents eventually revealed a long-standing, government-run experiment that came to span the entire country and involved at least 1,300 indigenous, most of them children.

Any time the body is depleted of vital liquids and nutrients, there are several physical side effects that take place. These effects essentially happen because the body is trying to conserve energy for survival. According to the LiveStrong Foundation, even if a child survived long periods of starvation, they might experience abnormal growth and other forms of permanent damage. For example, nearly all bone development happens before adulthood, so children who fail to get sufficient calcium in their diets are likely to experience osteoporosis or other bone composition problems later as adults.

Academics and social activists have said Canada’s historical treatment of indigenous people meets the UN definition of genocide, which is the intent to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group through any of a number of means. They include killing the group’s members, causing them serious mental or physical harm, subjecting them to unsustainable living conditions, preventing births and forcibly transferring their children to another group.

This atrocity is one of many church-run, government-funded assimilation efforts of residential schools for native children, to rid them of their heritage. The aims were devastating for those who were subjected to various physical and emotional abuse; many were forced removed from their families and tribes.

Johnston writes, “If it wasn’t for Canada, and a contingent of colonizing nations who in 1948 gutted a whole section of the UN Genocide Convention, the other “kinder” and “gentler” techniques of genocide we were and are still using against Aboriginal peoples would also be crimes.”

In 2008, the Canadian government made a formal public apology to the surviving children of the residential schools, their families and their nation.

November 3, 2013

Citing ‘undue persecution of African leaders’, an African Union decision may mean a boycott.

A Kenyan senator has called on the majority leader this week to introduce a measure to ratify a decision by the African Union seeking to defer the trial of President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, who formally kicked off the crusade for the country to withdraw from the court, says Kenyans overwhelmingly support the right of the president to refuse to appear before the Hague-based ICC.

“Kenya will like to use its institutions to ratify a regional decision, and considering the fact that in the past, we have had a motion about pulling out of the ICC, it will be in order for the majority leader of the senate to introduce a motion to facilitate a process of ratification of the AU decision,” said Murkomen.

At a two-day summit in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the African leaders agreed that Kenyatta should not attend the trial if the U.N. Security Council does not agree to delay the proceedings.

Foreign ministers of the continental body had also agreed that current heads of state should not be tried by the Hague-based court.

“The decision of the AU was critical in the sense that the next 10 to 20 days when the Security Council will consider that decision, will redefine, basically, international law, Africa’s relations with the International Criminal Court, and basically the future working relationship between Africa and other UN institutions,” said Murkomen.

The ICC accuses Kenya’s President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto of playing a key role in the country’s 2007-2008 post-election violence that left at least 1,300 people dead and tens of thousands displaced from their homes. Broadcaster Arap Sang also faces similar charges at the court.

                    

“If the Security Council is not able to work with us, we [should] mobilize the rest of the nation to ensure that our president does not travel to the ICC,” said Murkomen.

Critics say the court only targets Africans, but remains oblivious to atrocities, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in other parts of the world. The ICC denies the accusation.

Kenya’s parliament plans to introduce a measure enabling the East African nation to pull out of the Rome Statute, which established the court.

Murkomen says there are strong indications the measure will be approved by the legislature.                

“In the last motion to pull out of the ICC, we had overwhelming support [and] there is no reason why we shouldn’t get similar support for this motion,” said Murkomen. “Even if [Kenyatta] doesn’t sign it, there is a procedure in the constitution to return it back to parliament, and if we pass it for the second time, it will automatically become law.”

The president may have his personal view as an individual,” said Murkomen, “but we are here to always remind him that he is a property of the nation.”

November 3, 2013

Tamarod, the youth movement that organized the demonstrations last year that toppled former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, has announced its supports of Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decision not to run for presidency in the next election.

It added in a statement titled “Yes, we support Sisi” that it trusts the defense minister’s ability to lead the army and protect Egyptian grounds. Sisi told The Washington Post that he does not intend to run for presidency and expressed hopes that elections will take place soon without bloodshed.