U.S. Citizen Gunned Down in Ramallah


April 4th Update: (From Pacifica Radio) "The Office of Consular Affairs at the State Department told Democracy Now! on Tuesday that they were aware that Suraida was a U.S. citizen, but did not plan to release a statement or take any action. We asked a State department spokesperson to appear on the show today, but they declined our offer. Instead, we are joined today by two of Sureida’s US-based relatives: her sister Samar is on the phone from her Brooklyn home, where she is watching her two children. Suraida’s cousin, Suhad, joins us in the studio." Listen to the program (at Pacifica)

A 21-year-old U.S. citizen, Suraida Saleh, is gunned down by Israeli soldiers in Ramullah; the State Department knows, but does nothing; her father buries her in the hospital parking lot because the hospital morgue is overflowing and under the state of siege no one can get to the cemetery.

Israeli soldiers on Friday shot and killed Suraida Saleh in Ramallah as she was holding her 9-month old baby in her lap. She and her husband were driving to safety at her father’s house after hearing shooting near their home. Suraida Saleh was a Palestinian-American, born in George Washington Hospital, in Washington, D.C.

Reached on the phone today in Ramallah, her father Farhan Mohammed Saleh, told Democracy Now! (at Pacifica Radio) that Israeli soldiers asked the husband to stop the car and started shooting. He said they shot Suraida in the head and chest, and she died immediately. After shooting the husband repeatedly, they let him go. He took the baby from his dead wife’s lap and stumbled up the road to the home of his father-in-law, where he collapsed.

With the Ramallah hospital morgue overflowing and Israeli soldiers preventing anyone from reaching the cemetery, Saleh said he was forced to bury his daughter in the hospital parking lot alongside dozens of other Palestinians.

Suraida’s father, Farhan Mohammed Saleh, wept as he said: "I took her out of the hospital refrigerator [morgue] with my own hands, and my wife and my older son with me, we took her outside and put her in the ground, just temporary."

On Tuesday, April 3rd, Democracy Now! spoke to the Office of Consular Affairs at the State Department. The office said the State Department was aware that Suraida Saleh was a U.S. citizen, but did not plan to release a statement or take any action. Farhan Mohammed Saleh said that the State Department has done nothing.

As he spoke, you could hear his grandson crying in the background. "[My grandson] is with me now. He is 9 months old, I don’t know what’s going to happen with him without his mother. You know, he’s crying all the time, that’s what makes me suffer."

Details of Sureida’s death were obtained by American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice (www.global-peace.org). They emailed, called and faxed major media for two days and no one picked up the story. Today is the first time the voice of Farhan Mohammed Saleh [FMS], the father of Suraida, will be broadcast nationwide. The following is a partial transcript of the interview that Amy Goodman [AG], host of the radio and television show Democracy Now!, did with Farhan Mohammed Saleh in Ramullah.

Farhan Mohammed Saleh [FMS]: …some of the neighbors, when they hear the shooting and saw her in the car, they call the ambulance… she stayed in the refrigerator [hospital morgue] from Friday morning up to yesterday evening [5 days]. … I took her out of the hospital refrigerator with my own hands, and my wife and my older son with me, we took her outside and put her in the ground, just temporary, somewhere in the hospital, until they can take her to the cemetery.

Amy Goodman [AG]: You buried your daughter in the parking lot?

FMS: Yes, yes, she was with 2 more women, the men were buried separately. It is a temporary cemetery they make…

AG: How many other people are buried in the parking lot?

FMS: About 25 or 27 people. Three women were yesterday, and about 23 or 24 men.

AG: Why couldn’t you get to the cemetery?

FMS: Nobody can go to the cemetery, there was shooting going everywhere. They just give 1 or 2 hours to the people to see their dead. We passed from the side of the tanks and the soldiers, and we was scared… [my grandson] is with me now. He is 9 months old, I don’t know what’s going to happen with him without his mother. You know, he’s crying all the time, that’s what makes me suffer. [Crying of baby in the background]

AG: Has the US embassy come to see you?

FMS: Nobody, nobody up to now. My other daughter in Brooklyn, she called the Department of State in the U.S. and gave them all the information and they called the American Embassy in Jerusalem, and gave them my phone number. They called me Friday or Saturday, and I told them what’s happening, and they say they are going to come and nobody came. And they called me Sunday morning and say they’re going to come and nobody showed up, up to now. I called 2 or 3 times and I talked with some people working and nobody has shown up to now, nobody has seen me up to now. I don’t know what I’m going to do with the baby now. [He begins to weep.]

It’s a bad situation, a bad situation we have really, we just ask God to help her. It’s killing people everywhere, in the streets, in the houses. They broke down the houses, the buildings, they get inside the houses and the apartments and they kill people and break down everything. That’s barbarism. That’s the situation we have. I don’t know where are the human rights? The US and all the world, they’re calling for human rights – where are the human rights? Civilian people, they’re killing everywhere, in the streets and the houses and the apartments. Some buildings have 10 to 15 apartments, they get inside the apartments and houses and are killing everywhere,

AG: Farhan Mohammed Saleh, we’re going to try to get more comment from the US State Department.

FMS: They going to help me the kids, to make his life, I don’t know what they’re going to do, [the son-in-law] a very poor little guy, he wasn’t not working from the time when they were married.

AG: He’s in the hospital now?

FMS: When I go to the hospital, I took him with me. He saw her before the burial, and the doctor said go with me. He’s with me now.

AG: Farhan Mohammed Saleh, thank you for being with us, and we will check back with you.

FMS: I appreciate your call, thank you very much.

Source: Democracy Now! at Pacifica Radio



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  1. How could this be, how on earth can no one do anything…I am an american born and raised in NY what if I want to go Visit ramallah which I do, I am of palestinian descent. What am I to expect will I get killed? will my two innocent children get killed with me? or left will they be left with out a mother…May Allah be with you ya Farhan Mohammed Saleh I swear I am at work and I’m holding my tears…..Inashallah she will be your angel….A moment of silence…..

  2. Assalamu alaikum,after Islamic salutation,iwant call America so call super power to do something,

    and stop this kill.

    i pray for the palastin God protection in the hand of there enemy.

    Bissalam.

  3. All of us know that the person who had been beaten up has the rights to defend. So We must defend Israel’s brutality by brutality…..

  4. This is a tragedy. And With Palestinian suicide bombers everywhere the Israeli Soldiers are nervous and made a mistake.

    Why was she in Ramallah at this Dangerous time???

    With a 9 month old baby to protect shouldn’t she

    have stayed in Brooklyn, New York, America where

    she and her infant child are safe????

    The husband is alive and well???

    Why didn’t her husband say something to protect her and the baby??

    If the Palestinians would stop the suicide bombings maybe the Israeli soldiers would be less

    defensive and she would be alive today!!! Another

    Waste of a life… Another Tragedy… So Sad…

  5. WE TAKE SOLACE IN THE HAND OF ALLAH THE OVERALL PROTECTOR AND THE HIGHEST JUDGE.

    I PRAY THAT HER GENTLE SOUL AND ALL THOSE WHO DIED IN THE COURSE OF PROPAGATING ISLAM REST IN PERFECT PEACE.

  6. This is wrong for anyone even the army of any country to do such a thing. I just converted to Islam this past year and I was shocked about the army and no one helping the family out with their beautiful daughter that Allah has gave to them.. Why all the hate and bad people? What has this world become? Questions everyone has but no answeres. I pray many times for the War to end, I will continue to keep praying for the people who need prayers. I can not believe my eyes when I read this article this is uncalled for anyone to shoot inacent people down. If she was my family memeber I would get justice for my sister, I would ask the courts to help her father out and help them live in Peace and help her husband get a good job to help out in the family and support the little baby go through good schools. I do not wish for money only a good education for the child and help with the family that has suffered to much over a bad situation.. Please help them nice people out to survive without the mother around and to give them a life again by helping them out in life… May God Be Pleased With You..Sincerly Yours Fatima Jarvi..

  7. The US does not bother coz the one shot dead is of Palestinian origin just as other Palestians are being massacred like chickens.Both the Zionists and the Americans want to eliminate the Muslim umma and they think this the best opportunity to do so(in the name of fighting “terrorism”).Therefore I dont find it to be interesting only that it is a strong evidence that USA(Undescribed Satan Actions)does not bother about its citizens when it is supposed to be a democratic nation.

    I feel pity for the innocent Palestinians but what they need to know is that their suffering is our suffering and we are with them throughout the crisis.May Allah help them and with Allah’s help we will defeat the Kufar

  8. It is clear that Israel and the USA are determined to crush the Palestinians.The only way to fight this occupation and terror is with continued resistance.The Palestinians will always be referred to as ‘terrorists’ even though they are being occupied.It is sad to see the Arab World sitting back and watching Palestinians being slaughtered.How countries like Egypt and Jordan have ties with Israel is unbelievable.The suicide bombing is the only weapon Palestinians can use to send fear and shake Israel.I say keep the suicide bombing untillregain every squareinch of land and destroy the zionist state.Because the fact remains,whether Palestinians continue suicide bombing or just throw stones or dont do anything at all they will still be called terrorists.Anyone not friendly with the USA and not suportive of the Israeli occupation is a terrorist.Thoughts and prayers out to all the Palestinian people who continue to suffer.

  9. I wish that the Israelis would realize what they are doing, and to remember what happened in the Nazis. They are doing the same with the Palenstians. The Arab nations gave them that land so they would not be harmed anymore by the Germans. The lands belong to God and not by man. We are killing human beings and no matter what your religious beliefs are doing not constitute killing innocent people. You have to correct governments rather than taking military actions on innocent people. What the Israelis are doing is a reminder that the world would never allow another genocide well it is happening at this very moment in Palestine. I would like to know that why the US government is not helping the US citizens family? All my life that US government will protect their citizens no matter where they are in the world. I personally think we should boycott taxes no matter what country you are from that supports war crimes or any type of killings. I agree terrorism from all forms should be eliminated but we need to create a way to end peace. This will not be an easy task but I personally feel that our governments are smart enough to eliminate the tourist’s actions. I would like to know if someone will help this family and also what type of aide can we help these poor innocent citizens in Palestine. I wanted to know if we can assist Palestrina families that are not involved with terrorists groups and they live with us like when we helped the Bosnians. I just wanted to know if this can be done then how we can go about assisting families.

  10. what a horrible story! i am a fairly stoic person yet i almost cried when i read the article. Those soldiers have no respect for human life and i can see why everyone is fed up with israel. it is time for US to stop taking sides and adopt a more partial view of the middle east.

  11. It really does not matter whether you are an American, Canadian or a German. The thing that really matters is the fact that you are a Muslim and this is why the unbelievers will persecute you until we come back to Allah and His only selected religion al Islam. If and when you do it He will definitely give you victory. So don’t go to the aggressors and their partners for the solution and justice. Instead go to your and our Lord Allah and ask Him for help.

  12. One more sad story to prove the double american standards. If the gunned woman was jewish-american, you would have seen it as “manchette” (headlines and top stories) on all media networks and newspapers, and shows would have been flooded with interviews with her family members. ALAS, no one heard this story. Forget the already biased media, where’s the US state department, where’s Ari Fleischer newsbriefing and comments? And you want a sane and objective person to believe there’s “equality for all Americans”, it’s not slogans that count but actions; and no action has been taken by US officials regarding this tragic and real story.

  13. The Us goverment cares nothing about their people. The only time they open their eyes to care is when its in their favor.

    Thanks A american that cares

  14. my heart goes out to the family of suraida saleh

    may god have mercy on you all you are all forever in my prayers may god give you strength and patience to endure this horrific pain that has been inflicted upon you all. INSHAALLAH THE PERPETRATORS WILL BE BOUGHT TO JUSTICE. WASSALAM HUSNA

  15. i’m so sad for what had happen in Palestin. We’re muslims here pray for all of u everyday and hope to get stop the Palestin and Israel’s war. We’re the muslims in Malaysia are with u Palestinian. We hope that u all be patient and always remember that Allah always with us. All muslims in this world are with u.

  16. Irrespective of religion, race or color, it is the duty of U.S. Administration to safeguard the interest and protect the life of U.S. Citizen.

  17. how horrible we can let things happen and turn a blind eye that the state of israel does no wrong…i am so sick of seeing only the bias side of things..only God will have his revenge on these horrible killers in the end…fight man on man not rock to tank.come on …is everyone so brainwashed that israel wants peace..have you not seen the pictures…may Allah be with these families , we have no clue how horrible there lives are…ecspecially now we have helped slaughter more innocent blood in palestine.christian and muslim…STOP SUPPORTING ISRAEL…THE REAL TERRORIST…ALLAHU ACKBAR

  18. This atrocity, and others like Bosnia, just further prove our government’s lack of compassion toward Muslims and the religion of Islam. The fact that a U.S. citizen could be shot at point blank range in the occupied territories by an American-armed Isreali soldier and no one from our government demands an investigation regarding civil rights violations or war crimes simply because she was Muslim is evidence of the Bush administration’s pick and choose justice: They pick and choose to whom the Bill of Rights applies. It is this type of institutionalized racism/intolerance by our leaders that encourages private citizens to adopt the same stance. Justice and dignity are human concepts, not part of a religious or political doctrine.

  19. Barbarism is not the word for these inhumane acts of ethnic cleansing, infact even the most viscious of animals would not commit such crimes beyond belief.

    I guess after all “someone up there” is watching over all this and no one will ever leave this world unpunished.

    Its a pity that the US failed to help its own citizen just because “she was just another muslim” , what ever happened to human dignity and respect the moral of US code of ethics.

    I sincerely hope the baby is well looked after.

    IN

    UK

  20. Assalamalaikum, May Allah grant her and her husband paradise and give her family strength to go on and Iman for her son to better our muslim world. My soul bleeds for her and many others like her. May Allah (SWT)grant us his mercy on us.This forum is great but what gets me is the nonsense of hate and violence some people say here. It is people like you with your actions, words, and thoughts that vilify Islam. The average person see’s Islam as a religion of hate and violence when in actuality it is a religion of peace and tolerance. May Allah show us all the path of Truth and strength our Iman, may the veil be lifted from our eyes so that we may see the REAL Islam. May Allah protect, give strength, Iman , perservernce and steadfastness to the Palestinians and all muslims. This systematic oppression and killing of muslims must end and we as muslims must take a stand and be heard. While we keep them in our duas we must do more. We must seek the truth and teach it to both muslims and non muslims. So that the world may know the real Islam for a change. May we be back to the Rasool’s(SAW) time when people lived in harmony and abided by Allah’s rules. When they had a strong iman and were at their zenith. We must take a stand and write to the media the goverment and to each other. But not just stop there but oragnize rallies and such so that truth will ring loud. Muslims cannot sit in their homes ignoring the cries of our brothers and sisters. We must help each other. I plead with everyone to search the truth and end this cycle of violence. End the hatred and suicide bombings. End this passive exceptance. When something is WRONG and AGAINST EVERYTHING that ISLAM IS AGAINST. Do not except it reject it. May Allah give us all the truth and strength and a steadfastness in our Iman. May Allah show mercy on us all.

    Jazakallah Kair,

    Your Sister in Islam,

    Sarah

  21. It is so sad to see the violence that is going on in Palestine caused by the Israelis. The SADDEST thing of it all is that the U.S makes such a big deal about its citizens in other situations like that newsreporter in Pakistan but you have a Muslim U.S citizen killed, shot, in cold blood and the American citizens don’t even have a clue. The U.S government is not even willing to take action….. that is hypocrisy….. plain and simple and they are no different then the Israelis. The U.S citizens wonder why the rest of the world hates them….. You see people being killed in cold blood and all you can do is talk about peace talks instead of taking military actions against Israel. Its a shame the world we live in!!!!!!!!!! The Arab countries need to wake up and realize what their duty is to their fellow muslims…. They need to take military action.. I don’t know why they are not doing more….. It saddenns me… Inshallah we pray that Allah helps the Palestines.

  22. salaam…i think that what it going on to the people in palestine is wrong…no one should have to go through that-but we cant really do much…but what we CAN do to try and help is to do du’a and also show up at the rally on saturday in washington d.c…lets show our support to our brothers and sisters who are suffering when they shouldnt have to!!!

  23. Esselamu Alejkum we Rahmetullah we Berekatuhu

    It’s even more than obvious that USA is at least a cooperating (if not leading) the war in Israel. That war is against muslims not against palestinians only. So it’s understandable why USA doesn’t react in this priticilar case because Suraida (rahmetullahi alejhi) was a muslim nevermind witch nationality. It’s just a metter of time when they will “openly” attack all muslims around the world !!!

    Muhamed

  24. my opnion is if we all muslim of the world get untited we can do anything FIRST WE SHOULD PRAY AND ASK OUR ALLAH FOR HIS MERCY ON US COZ

    ONLY ALLAH AND ALLAH WILL HELP US TO WIN ON THIS KAFIR THE TIME HAS COME WHEN ISLAM WILL RULE ON WHOLE WORLD AND I M SURE INSHA ALLAH WE WILL WIN

    REALLY I M FEELING VERY BAD AFTER READING THIS NEWS AND THIS IS HAPPENING COZ OF SAUDI KINGDOM THEY ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING FOR ISLAM SAME IS HAPPENING IN INDIA ALSO

    IN GUJRAT MANY OF OUR MUSLIM BURNT ALIVE .AGAIN I REPEAT JUST PRAY

    COZ ONLY ALLAH AND ALLAH WILL HELP US

    INSHA ALLAH WE WILL WIN

  25. Its really very very shameful act of Israeli soldires.The United Nation and U.S.A are not having sympety for muslims they are doing nothing for muslims. I think all the muslims countries should stop sitting in United Nation, they have to build their own United Muslim.

    These acts generate the terrarism in the world.

  26. My heart goes out to all the palastinian people. I pray for the palastinian under siege. There is no justice in this world but I know there is a heaven and hell. May god bless you and give you the strength and victory.

  27. The way this incident got (rather didnt got) literally NO MEDIA attention shows us that how much usa is concerned for muslims in USA. This is one more example for us to OPEN OUR EYES.. Is it not clear now ?, that USA isnt interested in muslims in general. Be it palestinian or pakistani, or Indian, or anywhere else. If US president can invite “Sharon” for lunch in W.House, and denounce Arafat and asking him to stop the so called “terrorists”, and even go to the extent of calling “Sharon” a peace keeper, its clear what the truth is, and the INTENTIONS of USA acting in line of zionists.. !

    If sharon thinks, by committing a massacre of palestinian people he can achieve Israel on their dead bodies, and if US president thinks that it can help Israel come into existence by such brutalities, let me make it clear to them.. By aiding ($3billion/annum), abetting, israeli terror army, it has done nothing but fumed the whole world against it. Its a matter of time, how both these societies (israeli/zionist and american) will face the “WORLD HATRED” from now on..!, INSHAALLAH.

  28. israelis and all those helping america and israel to fight against muslims and innocent civillians are deffinitely going to burn in the depths of hell forever and ever amen.bush is the biggest terrorist on the face of this earth.i dont care wheter he sees this hears this i am prepared to die.for he woudlnt mind killing it means nothing as he has already killed and caused the deateh of thousands of people.i totally am for the taliban i will till the day i die help them and be the means of making others help them to stop this unequality of the american army and the israeli.not me alone but with the help of GOD for he knows the truth .they may be victorious now they may not but they are all gonna burn in hell.id love to recieve a reply..yours truly taliban supporter

  29. Bismillahi Rahmani Rahiim….is there no justice in this world…when people are killed for just being a muslim….Only God will bring justice to these people and no one else…The Massacre that is happing in Palastain is unbelievable…Nothing like that has ever happened in this world…so God almighty can only help them now…nobody else…so all of u doing nothing can sit comfortably….because there will be a day when each and everyone of us will be asked what we did and who we killed….Don’t forget only God can help us now…Laillah illah

  30. it was so shocking to hear that news , allah help all muslims there ,one thing i want to tell u all is what i seen is there is no value of a muslim all over world now animals has more rights then muslims why this is only with muslims?why?why? the answer is we are not following the right path and dont folowing allah and prophet mohammed(swa) teachings thats why being killed all over world.what we should do now ?just get united and catch islam 100% we will get win inshallah.ameen

    at last i pray allah to help all muslims ameeen.sum ameeen

  31. I really hope the US don`t think that after they help isreal kill all these people of PLO -westbank that there will not be anymore bomber

    :) man USA have really mess up real bad i really hate to say im a american but i serve Allah 1st

    usa need to back out of the way so that MUSLIM

    to take care of ther on !!!i will not buy my own country product until the ask like other people have a soul also PS Allah try to forgive the USA i really feel sorry for our country.

  32. It is an orony that even the death of an Ameican citizen does not shake the Americans, because if it is not Anglo Saxon whte, his or her death is of no consequence. At least Americans are being fair to the Palestanians in as much as they ignore their present status of citizenship. US has much to answer for the holocaust visited by Israel on the poor, helpless besieged palestinians. US cannot stay a super power for eternity. Unless it supports justice its supremacy will not live long.

  33. I want to ask every Jew in Israel and all over the world. Put yourselves in the Palestinian shoes and think of the Nazis against you. Would u not resist being brutally exterminated even if it meant becoming a suicide bomber.. just answer that and i will forever have high regard for jews. If you cant then repent on what u do and get out of the land that does not beloing to you

    Suraida was a US citizen. If i dont read the same number of articles as daniel pearl i will stop being sorry for his brutal murder. I want to ask the American Taxpayer. Do u really think that you are innocent for letting you government give ur hard earned money to a regime committing genocide.

    Is it so hard that you cant even open ur eyes to the truth? unless all of those Americans who condemning these mindless killings put forth their view in their media, and give the truth to their fellow Americans. I ask any free American citizen. Do you not think every human to be equal of the other?. If you do then why is it that you call a girl who blows herself and people with her a terrorist why the 17 year old who goes on a highschool shooting spree is just a nut case absorbed in the TV?

  34. wat isreals is doin is plain wrong and they know that but since no one is doing anything about it they will continue. Bush should stop giving weapons 2 da isreals and start 2 take action.

  35. Why would America protect A Muslim person, no matter where they are? If anyone believes this they are only fooling themselves. I am sorry if I seem pessimistic, it just the impression that I get. The Americans seems to just turn on us. I get the same cold feeling of unwelcome as I did when we first came to North America many years ago. Do you think because we are born here we have the same privileges as they? Wrong! Wake-up and smell the truth.

  36. ..scum of the Universe. They are the plague that spreads like a cancer on the face of the Earth to kill everything they touch. The only thing is to excise them with surgical precision, with our minds and our determination to beat them at their game of death. Use your vote, make your MP accountable,write to the press,dont buy their crap but above all stay within the law and protect innocent people from their deadly ambitions.

  37. Where is the human rights!…is it not fundamentalism!…is it not tarrorism! It is organized butchery of human beings! The world must get together and raise a unanimous voice against terror, injustice, suppression and oraganized killings of human being around the world!

  38. I am absolutely appalled! The American government is so ignorant, it’s asking Palestine to end the terrorism? The one’s who should be ending the terrorism are the Israeli’s! People find it so hard to fathom that the Jews could do such things because they suffered a Holocaust. Well they ARE doing such things! They’re inflicting a Holocaust on the Palestinians! I feel helpless not knowing what is really happening in the Middle East and when I hear of stories like this, it just breaks my heart. I pray for Mr. Saleh and his family and I pray for all the families who have lost someone. We will get justice.

  39. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

    this is so very sad and only confirms the evil of the israeli gov’t with our so-called gov’t complicit.

  40. I have read your article, It is really painful that such a horrific attack are conducted by jews,it now real time for all the Muslims countries to come together.

    Allah give us all the courage.

  41. It is necessary that all peace loving people , organsations and particularly Muslim organisations join to gether to demand from the US government for full enquiry into the death of this innocent girl by the The Israeli govt. and bring the agresror to USA for trial as USA demands terrosist to be brought to USA for trial. Ultimately the Prime Minister of Israel is considered to be responsible for this massacre. Legal lawsuite should be cosidered. This case is no different than the case of the innocent victim D. Pearl. Why USA govt represenntative neglected when contacted? This is a lesson learning for minority particularly Muslims in USA how differently they are treated

  42. To All in the Middle East and especially to the precious Palestinians who are suffering so horribly, even as I type – – I am so sorry. I am an American a Christian – – a real Christian not some pseudo Christian who doesn’t keep God’s Words – – I want you to know that We Love You – – We are appalled that this animal behavior is taking place. I want you to know that we’re finding out the truth about Israel. Our media doesn’t show us the truth – – and our History books lie – – but we now have the internet. I am writing my President and all of our elected officials and begging and demanding that we stop the barbarism of Israel. Saying all the horrible things I feel and know about Israel “NOW” won’t help. Just know NOT to listen to polls. God is working here and MANY MANY Americans (not just brown ones) Love you, Support you, are praying for you and will do all we can for you. Know that Many Many Many of us would NEVER go to war against an oppressed people. I don’t agree with terrorism – – I am very aware, however, that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. Our own country gained independence because our founding fathers believed in “Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death”. I am so sorry – – my heart aches for all of you. The fact that these atrocities are happening to Americans over there – – helps BUSH to remain strong in this fight he’s in against the Zionist and their sheeplike followers here. You all could help him, too. He and Colin Powell are basically alone in their desire to want Israel “out now”. President BUSH is getting hit from 3 sides – – the Arabs, The Israelis and the Zionist (a very powerful force in our country). If you all turn against Powell and President Bush – – what can he do? Not many men are led by God or have integrity to forge ahead despite political fall out. If you all show support and give him SOME kind of credit, publicly, perhaps it will strengthen his hand and he can have more influence in helping you.God Bless

  43. What about the American Israelis who have been murdered by Palestinian homicide bombers. They were just riding the bus to work or home, going shopping for food, celebrating their religious traditions, out for a relaxing evening. They were tourists and residents but they were also American, like me. Should not the State Department go after their killers?

  44. Assalamu Alaiqum. First of all i dont know what to say..i’m just shocked. I’ve been living in the U.S. for 4 years now and I’m a citizen too. I was always told that the best thing about being a U.S. citizen is the fact that no matter where in the world you go, the U.S. won’t let anyone harm you. Hearing this really changes my view on things. I wish I could do something, I mean i feel like they are discriminating against muslims. I hope Allah makes things better for everyone and that innocent people wont have to die anymore. And i hope that this isn’t the start of World War III because it would be very terrifying. I will forward this article to all my friends to spread the news. Take Care. May God Bless you.

  45. i am very sorry for the sad situation we have here i feel for the baby and the family of the saleh who was brutally killed by the people who though killing was right and furthermore the us should take some kind of action to help the family of saleh who was an AMERICAN citizan the U.S. has not done anything to help the family of one of our own people who was killed in another country.

  46. It is hard not to cry after reading these news. May Allah bless and forgive all brothers and sisters in Palestine, give them patience, strength and victory.

  47. Hello Shereef (3241),

    Thank you for reading my post (3228). Yes! I did post in good faith. My heart is in turmoil for what is going on in the world, specifically for the troubles in the Middle East.

    I am scared for all of those who are in harm’s way–violence, hatred and anger on all sides seems to be controlling things. I don’t think anyone is thinking clearly. That is when Satan moves in to “run the show”, delighting in the carnage and bloodshed.

    I agree that no system we humans can set up is ever–or will ever be perfect. Only God can make things perfect, and so long as we are on this side of eternity, nothing will be perfect–not until the day of final judgment. We can only try to make it better.

    I am just worried that violence is not the answer. I am not a pacifist. I think that we can and should defend the weak from evil and injustice. We cannot sit by and let people be killed. We have to do something, but not anything. Sometimes we have to rise up in arms against oppressors or those who would seek to destroy us. But we must be very, very careful about it. Ideally (and if perhaps I was stronger!) we/I could just give it all over to God and let Him handle it all. Ultimately, that is what He wants from us. Often though, we are impatient or think God won’t act for us and try to do it on our own–how we want. That is when innocent people die: we screw up in “our fight for God”. The verse (5:8) you point out from the Qur’an, I think speaks this truth.

    I just pray that cooler heads will prevail everywhere. I do have sympathy for the Palestinian’s and can understand their outrage even though I have never suffered as they have. I also feel for the Israelies who have died or been injured. It is all sad and painful. To me, it seems both sides are not doing what God wants, and calls to further the violence on both sides will just further the tragedy, not end it.

    I pray to God, please let there be peace soon! Keep ev

  48. Istighfar

    what is going on ?? how is ther to stop these murders!! shame shame shame on anyone looking the other way the truth will come out !!

  49. I am deeply saddened on a brutial killing of my muslim sister.May ALLAH curse upon the isrealian who did these.May she rest in peace and may ALLAH give courage and patience to the family.

  50. ASSALAM-0-ALAIKUM

    THIS THING IS CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT U.S.A IS BACKING UP ISRAEL TO CONTINUE ITS ATROCITIES AGAINST MUSLIMS OF PALESTINE.STATE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT DO ANYTHING REGARDING THE COLD MURDER OF SURAIDA.MAY ALLAH REST HER SOUL IN ETERNAL PEACE AND TRAQUILITY.WHY AMERICA WILL NOT TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE RESPONSIBLES OF MURDER.THE SIMPLE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION IS ONLY CUZ SHE WAS MUSLIM,NO MATTER SHE WAS U.S CITIZEN OR NOT.IF SHE WERE CHRISTIAN THEN YOU PEOPLE WOULD HAVE OBSERVED THE HUE AND CRY FROM AMERICA AND JEWISH LOBBY AND MEDIA OF U.S.

    90,000 THOUSANDA KASHMIRI MUSLIMS HAVE BEEN BRUTALLY MURDERED SO FAR IN STRUGGLE OF FREEDOM FROM FORIEGHN FORCES IN OCCUPIED KASHMIR.THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS WERE SLAUGHTERED LIKE ANIMALS IN BOSNIA BUT NO ONE CAME FORWARD TO STOP THE CRIME AGAINST MUSLIMS ESPECIALLY AND HUMANITY AS GENERAL.MUSLIMS MURDERED IN HUNDEREDS DAILY IN KASHMIR,PALESTINE,CHECHNIYA AS A WHOLE BUT WE SEE NO WORLD BODY NO COUNTRY,NO ORGANIZATION,NO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION EVEN SPEAK AGAINST THE OPRESSERS.IF THE MURDERER OF DANIEL PEARL CAN BE PROSECUTED AND EXTRADITED FROM PAKISTAN TO U.S ,THEN WHY NOT THE MURDERERS OF SURAIDA SALEH,SHE WAS AMERICAN CITIZEN.

    IN HOLY QURAN ITS CLEARLY MENTIONED THAT CHRISTIANS AND JEWISH CANNOT BE YOUR FRIENDS.NO NEED TO TRUST THEM.NO NEED NO CALL UPON U.S TO TAKE ACTION.

    I THINK THE TIME HAS COME THAT MUSLIM WORLD SHOULD UNITE TOGETHER TO STOP THE AGRESSERS WITH USE OF FORCE.ARABS CAN PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN UNITING MUSLIMS AND RESHAPE THEM LIKE ;;UMMAH;; AS MENTIONED IN QURAN.

    MAY ALLAH ACCEPT THE SACRIFICES LAID BY MUSLIMS OF PALESTINE,KASHMIR,CHECHNIYA AND MORO IN SPAIN IN THE RIGHT PATH OF ISLAM.MAY ALLAH SOON FULLFILL HIS PROMISE TO DOMINATE ISLAM OVER ALL RELIGON AND THE TIME IS ABOUT TO COME INSHA ALLAH.MAY ALLAH ACCEPT THE SACRIFICES OF MARTYRS OF ISLAM AND SPECIALLY SISTER SURAIDA SALEH IN PARTICULAR.

    ASSALA-0-ALAIKUM

    NASR KHAN NIAZI PAKISTAN

  51. dear suraidah*s Father Assalamu alaikum. May Allah The almighty show all his grace to sooth your heart mind.May Allah accept your daughter&sonNlaw in jannah.We pray for your grandson .May Allah be with him like his mother.feed him the power the Dhin of Allah.wassalam—-your brother.

  52. Where is the Bush who said that he was uniter and not a divider?He was not even elected he was appointed by the not so surpreme court.He boasts of being a C average student.He also says he prays to God this man needs our prayers because there is only Allah.He should have sent his Mr.Rodgers(Colin Powell) to the Middle East the first week he was in office.I believe that Bush and Sharon are in bed with each other and Bush will use Israel as an ace up his sleeve when we are kicked out of Pakistan.I have written to King Abdullah of Jordan about this.I want to see the Middle East Peace plan implimented post haste.No more sorrows for good decient people such as the man who has to bury his U.S.born daughter in a parking lot.What has become of our so called peace makers?The government should be impeached!Presidents Carter and Clinton at least tried to do something for Human Rights.

  53. Allah curse upon the israelian who did

    these ! Retribuition will come soon from

    Allah . To the victims family , have strong

    believe in Allah and strengthen your patience. All the muslim over the world shall

    pray for you.

  54. What Israel is doing now in the West Bank is horrifying. I hoped a Jewish state would be free of such evils. My heart is heavy. I am sad for the many dead and the destruction, and the fact that the life of poor people is made harder and their suffering greater.

  55. The gunning down of an innocent lady at RAMALLAH,in palistine is an serious assualt made by barbarians israelis to islam . Israels are at the edge of their attrocities and are upto an unberable end of their undetermined rule over palestine state . Allah never pardons or forgives unnesseray attrocities and injustice , the cries of palestinans will storm the sky and will uproot the israelis forever .

    Inshaallah a day will come when palestine will see the bright-sun of an free state of their own , shining bright on their heads ,

    AMEEN.

    THANKING YOU FOR LETTING US KNOW ABOUT THE SUFFERINGS OF OUR BROTHERS AND INNOCENT SISTERS UNDER ISRAEL POWERS .

    MAY ALLAH PROVIDE YOU AND BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE IN THE CAUSE OF ISLAM. AMEEN .

  56. if the one got killed someone name peter,john,bob, or pearl..then CNN,CNBC,Fox..will notice this..they will bring their spouse for interviews and asked them to condemn islam..BUT american muslim got killed..what do they care? US the NO.1 double standard!ehemm..so it is war against islam n muslim, right Mr.President? As IF we don’t know!

  57. Words cannot describe the agony we feel for the pain and suffering our people are enduring. This just proved to us that, what we thought this country stood for is BULLSHIT!

    They didn’t offer to help because she was a Palestinian Moslem! That’s why they looked the other way. Maybe if she were an American Jew they would have helped, giving her medical assistance,a decent burial and grave, not to mention trying to revive her or save her, or offer to take care of her baby! It’s sickening!

    Mr. Bush the conspiracy is exposed1

    The world is watching. But most important of all

    GOD ALMIGHTY IS WATCHING. We may feel like we are in a straight jacket and can’t, move but we are not blind nor are we dumb. We can scream the TRUTH.

    We will be heard.

    May GOD bless her, and give strength to all.

  58. Leaves me speechless! To some level, this act may be compared to the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan. We as American openly condemned it and every major media repeatedly addressed the issue. And yet, no mention of this atrocity committed against another American citizen. I seriously wonder what the qualifying factors have to be to get the mention on American media?

  59. By Rashid I. Khalidi

    Thursday, April 11, 2002; Page A29

    What can Secretary of State Colin Powell do to prevent this Mideast mission from failing, as have all others by international emissaries over the past 18 months of Israeli-Arab violence?

    First, in the Arab countries, he must pay heed not only to the leaders he has spoken to, but also to State Department professionals on the spot. They have told him firsthand what their reports already have: The “Arab street,” proclaimed dormant by Beltway pundits ignorant of the Arab world, is angrier than ever about what is being done to the Palestinians. At least five people have died so far in violent demonstrations in Bahrain, Jordan, Tunisia and other countries. A million people marched in Rabat last weekend, the largest demonstration in Moroccan history. In Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, even in Saudi Arabia, where demonstrations are strictly forbidden, there have been large, angry marches.

    No superpower changes policy because of a few demonstrators. But this is much more than that, and if the United States does not pay serious attention soon there will be great danger both for its vital interests and for friendly regimes all over the Arab world. This means that the strategy we are told Powell plans to follow, of urging Arab regimes to pressure the Palestinians, is unlikely to bear fruit and, even if it does, will undermine already unpopular regimes.

    Second, he should advocate Israel’s long-term interests, not the blind policy of its present government. It is not in the Israeli people’s interest to maintain occupation and settlements. It is not in the interest of the United States to allow it to do so, after 35 years of occupation, because one day people will hold the United States to account for what Israel does and for the American weapons it does it with.

    It is, moreover, not possible to repress violence with infinitely more violence or to provide security for Israelis

  60. Here is what the Quran has to say:

    4:75 And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)?- Men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from thee one who will protect; and raise for us from thee one who will help!”

    So you believers, fear not anyone but Allah and do all you can to help the Palestinians. Quit depending on the West for support you arab kings. There is no concept of Kings in Islam. You are all equal and will face the same trial as every human being on the Day of Judgement

  61. As-Salaam-Alikum

    I hope that this short note finds all of the believers in ALLAHS grace.

    The senseless killings in the middle east must stop. Those who have it with in them to stop this must do so now.

    The killing of that young sister is crazy!

    May ALLAH protect the believers!

  62. Re: M Haneef

    Haneef, As a Jew who believes in God I am

    horrified at what Sharon is doing in Palestine,

    and so are many American Jews. I think many

    Israelis and Arabs look for easy quick

    answers; The Jews blame Arafat and call

    him a ‘terrorist’ while the Arabs rely on foolish

    conspiracy theories (no academic scholar

    would deem based in fact) to explain

    American foreign policy. The Zionist lobby has

    the upper hand in America, the Jews after all

    outnumber the Arabs here. Europe is a

    different story, as the latest anti-Israeli

    resolutions passed by the EU demonstrate.

    Influence – not control – is the key ingredient

    here. As for the Quran’s comments on the

    Jews, I suggest you study the Ahadith of

    Al-Bukkari as well as the historical chronicles

    of Ibn Ishaq to better understand the complex

    politics the Prophet and the early Ummah

    were involved with. The An-Nader were

    merchants in direct competition with the

    immigrants from Mecca and the Quarazia

    (another Jewish tribe) were key economic

    allies of the Quarish for decades an thus

    made natural enemies of the Prophet. In the

    end, religion played a minor role to the major

    role of economics in Muhammad’s war with

    Arabia’s Jews. Your comments show a lack of

    moderation, education, and articulation. You

    are a discrace to the Ummah. It is people like

    you that make Americans believe Daniel

    Pipes and his theories about the Islamic

    world. I do not hate Islam, or the Qur’an, but

    until Muslims learn moderation, you will be

    living (politically speaking) in the middle ages,

    and Daniel Pipes will remain a man of truth

  63. salam,

    I don’t know what else to say that can be said

    except that I am sorry that my tax dollars go to

    the use of such state sponsored terrorist acts

    as the ones we have seen in Palistine. As a

    muslim I believe it is our duty here in the USA

    to demand that our hard earned money does

    not go to Isreal. We must speak out against

    the autrocities commited by the isreali

    government, but we must also make sure that

    we do not aid them against our brothers and

    sisters in Palistine. Let my tax dollars go to

    the poor, to schools, roads, and anything to

    improve this countr but not to tear apart

    palistine. We, my brothers and sisters are

    very responsible to what is happening

    thereand as long as we remain quiet there is

    blood on our hands. May Allah forgive us all.

    peace and blessings to all muslims

    worldwide.

  64. they say palestinian people are the terrorist wen the damn jews are killing people in cold blood and they say PALESTINIANS are terrorist. atleast that girl died in the way of allah and will go straight 2 jannat inshallah.

  65. I will make doa for this family as I have been making doa for all Palestinians. Now the whole world can see the real faces of USA and Israel, and their agenda. But what are the heads of Arab countries doing ?

  66. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam,

    Looking as the past, where Sharon (and most of the Jews do support him) have systemtically destroyed everything that has come in their way, cattle, farms and even the waterwells, I have concluded that they are not just the enemies of Palestine or Arabs;

    THEY ARE THE “ENEMIES of ALLAH”.

    Salaam,

    – Jefferson

  67. its really very disturbing that the us government would not even do anything or say anything to the parents and not even send their condolences to the family or try to find out why the terrorist army of israel would shoot her.

    may Allah have mercy on her and her family and on every palestinian.

  68. Sharon is really like a mad dog. He’s destroying Palestin & its people. This is worst than the Sept 11 attack . Isn’t anyone doing anything? Where’s the ‘super power’ ? Where are those people against terrorism ? How come they don’t act immediately ? Are they helpless too against this bloody terrorist ? Why don’t they hunt sharon like what they did to Osama? Come on, we are tired of waiting , please do something . where’s justice ?

    ummuumair

  69. Really These Poeple they are doing a act of terror n this is under looked by the US gov. US should look into the matter n ask israel to stop this bloodshed n act of crime..

    May ALLAH give them some sense ..AAMMEEN!

  70. ASALAM ALAYKUM,

    ALL PRAISE BELONG TO ALLAH WHO HAS REVEALED THE QURAN AS A MERCY AND GUIDANCE FOR MANKIND. MAY ALLAH FORGIVE THAT MUSLIM SISTER AND ADMITT HER INTO PARADISE.ANYWAY ITS NOT SURPRISING B’COS THE LIFE OF ANY MUSLIM AROUND THE WORLD TODAY IS OF ALMOST NO VALUE.IT IS A PITY THAT THE CONDITIONS OF MUSLIMS TODAY IS QUITE APPALING.SINCE WE HAVE NEGLECTED THE TEACHINGS OF THE QURAN AND WE HAVE TAKING THE ENEMIES OF ALLAH AS ALLIES,OUR SHAMEFUL CONDITIONS SILL PERSIST .ALLAH WARNED US IN Q58:22 BUT WE REJECTED HIS WARNINGS AND LIVE UNDER KAFIR LEADERS.UNLESS WE KILL THESE LEADERS THAT TOOK THE ENEMIES OF ALLAH AS FRIENDS AND LIVE UNDER THE LAWS OF ALLAH, OUR CONDITION WII CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE.WHY DO YOU EXPECT THE AMERICAN GOVT TO REACT WHEN THEY KNOW THAT SHE IS A POTENTIAL “TERRORIST” , “FUNDAMENTALIST”,”EXTREMIST”, “FANATICS”.MAY ALLAH ASSIST US AND GIVE US VICTORY OVER OUR ENEMIES BOTH WITHIN(WHO ARE MORE DEADLY)AND OUTSIDE OUR TERRITORIES. AMIN

  71. The US government are very selective aren’t they, no suprise though, I just saw a picture in a newspaper clipping of the current President Bush, praying at the Israel “Wailing Wall” in Jerusalem. The president complete with his little Jewish cap. The photo was taken when bush was Texas Governor, but it sure shows his bias!

  72. UK and US is the source of all todays problems in the Middle-East because the UK brought the Jews there and the US supports their illegal occupation of Palestinian lands.

    I urge every Arab Muslims to read the Quran and see what Allah said about the Jews. Also, study the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” at http://www.abbc.com. Know the BIG PICTURE and see how and why Israel can defy all UN Resolutions and the USA will bless it!

    97% of all Muslims, including all OIC do not have faith in Allah and the Prophet and are further weakened by accepting, believeing and applying all the terms in the protocols thought by the Jewish agenturs through times all over the world. They are dancing to the Jewish tune in all aspects. They are enslaved, used and abused. They are segregated by politics and dominated by the Jewish finance system. They think, act and look exactly like the Jews.

    For now, we have to live by the effort from the 3% mukmins. This are the brave, resolute few. This is also the few that worries those in West Wing and 10 Downing Streets, not the OIC leaders. OIC failed to liberate al-Aqsa, consolidate solidarity and protect Muslims all over the world. How to win battles when 97% are helpless, hopeless, useless, ineffective and sleeping?

    Thank you

  73. I feel so sad and disappointed that the Muslim countries are so slow in protecting and helping the Palestinian people against the illegal occupation by Israel in the past few days. I know that they are using all diplomatic means to resolve the problem and that they want to prevent another Arab-Israeli war. Such action by Israel is a clear declaration of war against Palestine, hidden in the pretext of “war against terrorism”. Palestine doesnt have an army and it’s just normal for civilians to take arms to protect their country and themselves. Wouldnt you do the same if your country is being invaded and enemy soldiers are in a killing spree, killing innocent men, women and children? As we all wait for whatever resolution by the Arab countries and the UN, more palestinian are dying everyday.

    Regarding the “suicide bombers”, the world have to understand the frustrations of the Palestinians. They, like you and me, love freedom. They have been longing for “freedom” for decades. People die for freedom and the recent suicide bombing are evidence of that.

    I would like to propose a better solution to suicide bombing and I hope that it will reach all Palestinian whether Muslims or Christians: (1) Organize a peaceful demonstration. (2) Do not bring any firearms but instead bring with you the Holy Qur’an (in your right) hand and the Palestinian flag (in your left hand). (3) Make sure that there will be News people for the world to see. The Israelis will not dare shoot on unarmed civilians in front of a TV camera, and if they do shoot, the whole world and ALLAH will be their judge.

    If Palestinian will prefer guns and suicide bombings, Israel will have more reason to use its military force and the US will still be supportive, because bombing civilians is an act of terrorism. “Let Freedom be your hope. Let ALLAH’s Word be your Weapon and HE will be your Shield against evil, and the Righteous will prosper”.

  74. What happened to “human rights”?

    Are we witnessing events which history will show to be the first stages of an abominable disaster?

    Has the balance shifted so far away from humanity that we allow this to happen unimpeded?

    Will we be asked what we did to help and prevent this happening?

    What happened to “human rights”? What happened to “human rights”? The poor palestinian father cries as he buries his daughter.

    Sharon and the Israeli army must immediately pull out of ALL palestinian settlements, also….Iraqi people need medicines and aid, not retribution…for a tyrant leader they already oppose.

    Only by the grace and mercy of God will humanity prevail.

  75. Issues of Palestine is not just the issues of religion but also concern about humanities,.I urge all the “HUMAN” not a people to stand up and force “People Government” to do someting….I belive humanities and justice are already stated in all holy book. To the Israleis…..just think and behave like a HUMAN…..even a dog can befriends with cats……..

  76. I have no words to expressmy feelings. I wish at least now, the Muslim Ummah wake up. May Allah S.T. help and guid us in this regard. Amin.

  77. It is so frustrating and disappointing that the American media has not run this story! I, like probably many other individuals, have emailed the television networks(ABC,CBS,CNN,MSNBC…) and yet there is still not even a word about this tragedy. It is very shameful that my country, the USA, is permitting this barbarism to go on, and is ignoring the fact that a U.S. citizen was killed by an Israeli soldier, and more importantly, that so many innocent women, children and men, Palestinian,American, and others are being slaughtered. They are even shooting at reporters (a french reporter was shot in the chest), and our government is taking its time to get there! This makes me wonder, just how much of what the Israeli Military is doing, does our president support?

  78. With G-d’s Name the Merciful Benefactor, the Merciful Redeemer

    It’s so sad to see how people who call themselves the chosen of G-d could be so cruel to there follow man! They have become worst then Hitler was ever to them! Sharon is nothing but a devil in human flesh! I pray that G-d gives the victory to the innocent Arabs and the innocent Jews who are caught in the middle of the Devils plan to destroy those innocent people fighting for a home that is theirs! I encourge readers of this comment to pray for peace and to visit this site http://www.newafricardio.com and see the comments of one of greatest fighters for peace on the planet today, Imam W. Deen Mohammed the leader of the largest group of Muslims in America around 3 million and see what his position is on this terrible thing that is happening to G-d’s people!

  79. This is the root cause why muslims turn violent and takes law in their hand. America who champions the cause of peace and justice acts very selectively. The muslim should not lose heart and carry on their struggle

  80. As-salam Alaykum

    This is the best example of how the media is controlled by the Jews. I am disgusted by the fact that I have not heard one word about this news-worthy incident from the media. I am upset at how the U.S. government is keeping silent and watching the brutality the Israelis thrust upon the Palestinians.

    Why doesnt the U.S. media see that? The U.S. is a major human rights advocate and now they are blinded and deaf. How does the U.S. turn their face the other way?

    I do not blame the young people who are involved with the suicide bombings….these young people are trapped in their own homes…and we all just sit here and only hear how these “bad” people bomb this place..bomb that place. Why doesnt anyone ask why are they doing this? Why? I feel helpless that this country that has so much power and influence is not working up to the capabilities and potential it really has.

    I only know and I want to remind the Muslims brothers and sisters that Allah will take care of this unjustice. Keep praying to God and InshaAllah it will all be ok. Allah is the only one who can make this tragedy disappear. Allah repeats in the Quran “patience and perseverence.” Please continue to pray and keep your faith strong during the good times and bad times.

    Thankyou

  81. I am so tired of this war!!!

    People are suffering and the governments are not putting a stop to it. Why does a 9 month old have to suffer this way? My simpathy and prayers for the family, may Allah protect you.

  82. The most effective approach in taking any actions with the Zionists is through legal means. Use the same methods that they have used against Arab government on terrorists.

  83. I am horrified not only by your report but also everything that has been going on in Palestine! The US silence and all the other ridiculous comments you hear from the Americans, and also the Canadians, sadly, is dispicable. It seems that Muslim blood

    and Muslim life is not worth 1% of American (white) life. No agreement should be reached and there should be no recognition of Israel without Sharon and his henchmen being convicted for war crimes.

  84. I don’t mean to offend anyone, but the U.S government did issue out decrees telling people not to travel to Israel or Palestine until things there start to get better. I know she has family there and all, but couldn’t she had wait, until the fighting had gone down to a minimum.

  85. Asaalmualaikum,

    Sad is an understatement. I am not suprised. The ironic thing aboutt he whole situation is that many Muslims today really believe that just because they have American citizenship they are or will be protected by the american government. Not true. Let it be noted that this incident, although unfortunately, proves it. Hello out there to all you Muslims who are in denial. It is reality and as long as you are American AND Muslim do not think the US will protect you. Citizenship is obviously of no importance at this point.

    The interesting thing is that after reading this article yesterday I wanted to see just how many news sources had actually aired the story. So I turned on the news and watched local news and BBC. I thought for sure BBC would have it. Not true. Not one word of the incident was mentioned. Now let me say this and it is true. HAd it ben and American jew or even christian that was killed by a palestinian, the airways would have been flooded with coverage. Since it is a muslim, regardless of the fact she was american, the incident was purposely kept from the american public. Since she was muslim she was already part of the problem so the state dept. did not even make an issue of her death. I fell, although there will still be a number of Muslims in denial, that the reason for the overlooking of this incident by the state dept., was an attempt to prevent a change in opinion amongst muslims and others here in america. May be if more knew about this we would have a drastic decrease in the number of american flags we see on Muslim windshields. I pray for her family and ask allah to give her paradise and make it easy for her husband and son.

    yaqutullah Ibraheem

  86. this has been an disgusting news that a innocent people have been the targets of israil. this

    cannot be justified . i cannot express the words to justify my comment.Be it muslim or any citizen .it cannot be justified. innocent people are killed in the name of terrorism. And the death of saleh should be a shame on the path of iserails. who have target innocent people. And israil should be stop from doing this. this cannot be justified.

  87. Barbarism is definitely the case. It kills me just to think about how hypicritcal The president of the United States can be. This “was on Terrorism” is just on big joke. Breaking down peoples’ homes and shooting civilians in the cold blood, now that’s terrorism. They would never announce this monstrosity of the Isreali’s on CNN, i don’t know why…all i have is complete sympothy for the Palestinians, and nothing but anger towards the “superpower”, U.S.A, which has practically done nothing to help. While Colin Powell is out visiting other countries, by the time he gets to Palestine, unfortunately to say, i believe a mass genocide of the Palestinian residents has already gone underway. It really bothers me how nothing is being done, at the moment, to put a complete stop to the isreali movement and TERRORISM.

  88. The so called CIVILIZED WORLD only exist with Islam: In Al Andalus, in current Arab countries where Jews and Christian live peacefully with all their rights, every where in the past and in the present and will be in the future in shaa Allah.

    These people are killers, barbarian killing civilian desarmed and innocent people because they believe in the first sin, that neither u nor me did it. All this climate of terror, killing and masacre is extended to all the World by the first Power. It has no evidence of nothing at all. All are suspects. Torture is being practices for revenge.

    Only under Islamic rule we will be in peace. What a pity when God see all this. He is the Justice as his Name says. We, peaceful people, appeal to His Justice. Jews celebrates the pass over of the Red Sea that happended 4000 yrs ago. Also as they say God gave them Palestine. So, to take it they have to kill, to torture, to live in terror.

    As we see there is no other remedy than pulling out. Palestinians as we see will not give up their land, homes, etc.

    So, may Allah bless al human being, punish killers and bestow His Mercy upon Palestinians.

    Salams, Abdullh

  89. In my opinion I don’t see any justice in this world specially the ”west”we watching every day the in a real live picture from the TV how the Palastinians been Slaughtered and still no action has been taken.The ‘west’ don’t care Whether you born in the westren countries or not, as long as you are Muslim. And if you are the people of the faith (Islam) they won’t stop it their accretion.

    So, it us to deal the matters whether in the matter of palastain,Afqanistan or the other countries. We have to wake up brothers and sister. wasalamu alaycum.

  90. For U.S(Bush)to justify sincere war on terror,advocate of democratic society and equal right for all at all times/situations,Ariel Sharon must be tried with his cohorts,for war crimes.This will bring about geniune ceasefire/dialouge in the entire M-East.

  91. In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

    All praise to Allah, Lord of the Ultimate Universe. We praise Him alone and seek His forgiveness and help. O Allah Almighty, send prayers upon Muhammad, the seal of prophets and messengers, his household, and his companions and all those who follow them in righteousness until the day of Reckoning. Amen.

    As Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    What can we do to help?

  92. This story is sad, and disgusting… the most disgusting thing about it is that i am not surprised at the lack of action or coverage by the mainstream media… this kind of thing has been happening for years…the truth must be told!

  93. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Again, We the MUSLIMS have the greatest power in the UNIVERSE at our disposal and it is only prayers away. Use the power of ALLAH (swt) CALL upon him EARNESTLY, sincerely without hate but with the WISH that ALL your enemies BECOME MUSLIM. Yes, even the Yahoodi’s to become muslims.

    This is the Islamic way. The prophets way. THIS is why Muslims NEVER won in the last few centuries.

    The WEST keeps diverting the Muslims away from seeking help from Allah (swt) and they are successful due to the great greed of muslim men for white womans flesh, sex and cars, and WEALTH. This is the down fall. ALSO, brothers RESPECT YOUR Muslim sisters , not Judy Woodruf or any Western face. A muslim woman is worth hundreds of white woman. CONSULT with your EDUCATED females about how to win over the enemy. EDUCATE your females so, your POWER will be automatically, DOUBLED. Do not just treat them like a warm bed sheet.

    Let us say “Anta Subhanaka, Inni-kunthu minas-salimeen” That Allah(swt) is great and we have sinned. Let us ask help and FOOD from Allah(swt) NOT AMERICA! “and” TIE YOUR CAMEL i.e. after praying get down to work to do your part of educating about ALL available knowledge to humans with the grace of Allah(swt). I as a muslim woman is not surprised Allah (swt) is punishing muslims for allowing them to abuse the Afghani and Bangladeshi and Somalian MOTHERS (women). Take HEED from this. This is a warning for muslim to LOOK inside their OWN practice and CLEAR themselves, so they can be READY to go to HOLY WAR against the ISLAM-haters of the WORLD.

    May Allah (swt) help us all and permeate us with the DEEP WISDOM of the SOUL and teach to take ACTION unlike the sufis who sit in their dark chambers with knowledge going to waste and no action.

    REMEMBER, Allah (swt) will help ONLY “GOOD” deeds. He will not help you to commit evil, like to kill any of his creations, yes, even the Israeli’s were his creation. THINK AT A HIGHER LEVEL THAN THE DOGS my moth

  94. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Dear sisters and brothers of Islam. It is hurting to hear that a woman was shot and the child left an orphan. May Allah (swt) give peace in their life with his great will. BROTHERS this message is for you. FIRST, start the fight against KUFFAR and muslim-haters by –FIRST- treating your own FAMILY good and follow Qur’an and NOT your OWN interpretation or put the SUNNAH in front of the Quran. QUR

    There is a lot of injustice among muslims for muslims. THE ONLY WAY TO SOLVE THIS IS TO LEAD A TRUE ISLAMIC LIFE, AS ALLAH (SWT) DEMANDS.

    What is TRUE Islam? : LEAD A HONEST LIFE; WORK “VERY” hard. Yes, very hard, do not waite your woman folk to bring the money to pay for rent, food, and children’s needs.

    The war cannot be won overnight, but it CAN by STEADY, HARDWORK of acquiring scientific, biological, social etc (remember the glorious time of education) KNOWLEDGE. See- knowledge- is power– the West is putting their air and military power tested in PEACEFUL conditions into protecting their progeny and of course invite (give immigration visa) to a fraction of people to act as “buffer” in case of INTERNATIONAL crisis.

    REMEMBER, America CANNOT help you even, if Sr. Suraiya is US citizen. ONLY ALLAH (swt) can help.

    WORK, WORK (“silently” very “silently” towards VICTORY with the help of Allh (swt) and only GOODNESS in mind. Not the ‘kuffar’ Western way. DO NOT COPY THEM, BE SMARTER THAN THEM IN GOODNESS NOT EVIL. YOU will be “surprised” how close victory is only if TRULY adhere to the ISLAMIC way of winning.

    The problem is YOU brothers are blindly following the same tactics the West follows, seeing (or thinking) they are successful, NO they are NOT successful just because they have all fancy materials, NO they are not. THINK beyond the lace-work. Be solid. It is hard work like TRUE concentration during the FIVE DAILY PRAYERS. How many of us EVER feel that WE STAND in front of the GREAT POWER Allah (swt) when we stand up to pray-five times

  95. IT SICKENS ME THAT $3 BILLION OF OUR TAX DOLLARS CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE THAT CONTINUES TO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE – BY THE ZIONISTS. WHO AMONGST US FREEDOM LOVING PEOPLES WOULD ALLOW A COUNTRY LIKE ISRAEL TO OCCUPY OUR COUNTRY AND TAKE AWAY OUR FREEDOMS, OUR HOMES, OUR JOBS, OUR SCHOOLS, OUR HOSPITALS, AND OUR DIGNITY FOR OVER 35 YEARS? WHY DOES THE U.S. CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE ZIONIST TERRORISM EXTRACTED UPON THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE WHO CANNOT DEFEND THEMSELVS BUT WITH ROCKS AND SUICIDE BOMBINGS? WHO AMONGST US WOULD ALLOW THE LIKES OF THE ISRAELIS’ TO OCCUPY OUR LAND FOR THIRTY FIVE YEARS, TAKE AWAY OUR FREEDOMS, AND DO NOTHING? TAK D. NOMURA

  96. It was not unusual or strange to hear such a thing. Israelis killed Americans before (soldiers in the submarine “accedient” and civilians in Beirut and other Arab countries. Israelis are burning the church of the nativity and not a single American chrisitian has moved. Why? because of stations like CNN and NBC which does not show anything about the reality of Israel. These people are criminals since their exestance. They killed and turtured prophits. They terrorized the original people of palistine. And they are still commeting mass murder against them.

    Israelis are not to be trusted or beleived or honored. They deserve everything that happened to them in History and do deserve whatever will happen to them in the future.

  97. avant tout assalamou alaikoum.

    je vous dis simplement pourquoi ? les arabes ne bougent pas pour la palestine.

    ou ils sont les musulmans? a ce point ils ont peure

    de 6 cons de juifes .alors sa vaut pas le coups de

    vivre en non musulman!!!!!

  98. Jews aren’t to blame for this…nor are Americans…the people to blame for this are the ‘leaders’ of ALL the so called “Muslim” countries….

    The only way to rectify this current situation is to remove ‘leaders’ like yasser arafat(araft and his croonies are soooo corrupt), ‘king’ abdullah, etc…

    Musharaf(Pakistan) is so quick to turn over people for $$ from the USA, the saudi royal family is organizing horse races and flying in their leer jets..etc…

    instead of the WTC, Osama and assoc should have taken these heads of state out…

    We muslims are quick to blame others, but the problem is in our own homes and only when we clean up our own homes will we have the ability and right to say/do something…

    until then, we should be content living under repressive regimes who chanel the frustration of their citizens toward the palestinian problem instead of the issues in their own totalatarian nations…

    It’s a shame that these people sit on the sidelines counting their $$ when females like SURAIDA SALEH,AYAT AKHRAS and WAFA IDRIS become martyrs

    I am sure that ALLAH granted this latest martyr ETERNAL PARADISE

  99. May Allah blesses her and her husbands soul.

    Sometimes I wonder what Isreali Gov wants from Palestinians.

    I think Isreal will only learn when Muslim Soldiers will do with Isreali people ,exactly what isreali soldiers do with Palestinians

  100. May Allah (swt) look after the family and bring justice……. inshallah the jews will meet their fate and muslims will find a peaceful serenity with Allah’s grace and mercy, and may the brotherhood of the umma hold strong and fight back with our IMAN.

    SALAAM ALIKUME

  101. Last year around this time there was a news rumbling around in every newspaper even in my campus newspaper stating the atrocity of the Nigerian Government to a girl who was convicted of adultry. She was dealt with according to the Nagerian governments law, stoning her. This news sparked a number of debates, articles in the newspapers asking the justification of this act in islam.Most people critcized this action and lablled islam as an “anti women” and that islam doesn’t understand the basic human rights. Now that we see an appaling number of similar even sever atrocities in MeadleEast including the murder of Suraida Saleh, i haven’t seen the debate, i haven’t seen any article explaining the ferocious acts of the isrealis or Jewish state.

    Further, American government is upholding the flag that it protects its citizens by any means from terrorism. What is happening in middle east right now? Where is the upheld proclamation of american government’s support for its citzens when it comes to the murder of Suraida Saleh?

  102. suraida saleh cuz is my good friend when i heard what happen to her i felt angry for what happened and when i found that the u.s. goverment know about this massacre i felt that my country has turn its back on me . now i know that arab-americans are in a hole and i see no light for us. may god bless this fine and brave women and may she rest in peace

  103. Dear Brother’s at IslamiCity, Assalaamalaikum,

    I am of one those Muslims, Alhumdullilah whose watching the happenings with great concern and this concern is turning into desperation to act, to do something, how long will we have to be silent like this, how many more innocents blood will it require for the Muslim world to react strongly, leave alone taking actions as Iraq, why can’t other nations which have ties with Israel, cut it immediately, why can’t the Muslim World act, this silence will only give rise to more and more people, whom the west conveniently calls Terrorist, I regret to say I would not mind being one in these circumstances, where will these leaders lead us if they carry on with their cosy relationship with America and Israel, knowing well that they are both of the brothers in arms.

    Why can not the Arab world come forward to arm the Palestinians to defend them selves when America can arm Israel, any answers please reply or can these questions be known to the leaders of the Muslim world.

    Allah and Allah alone can change the situation, I pray for all those innocent souls in Palestine, Afghanisthan, KAshmir, Chenchnya, Xingiang, Rangoon, Bosnia, Iraq and all over the world.

  104. god help us all, i dont know where 2 start but my heart goes out 2 every palestinian who has 2 suffer everyday because of pure ignorance from the israelis and the U.S…all they do is pretend for peace, times like these u need something a little more realistic not puppets who waste there breath on nothing

  105. This is a very sad story and i believe they are many more like these ones.I don’t know whats happened to all the Muslims in all the world especially the rich muslim nations and their rulers.I simply don’t see any use of just giving a suggestion rather there is a need to take a bigger step.One surely could be to stop providing oil to these Jewish countries until there is a stop to such atrocities.How can all these Muslim rulers and individuals just sit and watch while hundreds of their brothers and sisters are being slaugtered.It is a shame.We muslims are to be blamed too apart from the cruel jews.I pray to Allah Almighty that He guide us all and bring peace to the muslims of Palestine.Ameen.

  106. As Salaam Aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

    this news really saddens me deeply, apart from praying and saying Duah’s, is there more I can do?

    I am an american citizen as well, and embraced the Islam in ’96, at the moment I live in the Netherlands with my family.

    I am ashamed by the way the U.S. behaves lately!!

    Incha Allah will the situation in the Middle East, be a peacefull one.

    wa salaam,

    anisa

  107. SHURAIDA HAS DIED AS “SHAHID” BUT WHY DO ISRAELI’S KEEP KILLING THE PALESTINIANS “MUSLIMS” AND NOTHING HAPPENS TO THEM? WHERE IS THE HUMAN RIGHT? WHY DO AMERICANS SAY NOTHING ABOUT THIS MATTER? AND YET SHE’S AMERICAN CITIZEN OR BECAUSE SHE’S A MUSLIM? WHERE IS THE ARAB WORLD AND WHAT ABOUT HUMAN RIGHT? OR DO THEY THINK THAT, ONLY WHEN ISRAELIS/CHRISTIAN AMERICA ARE KILLED YOU’LL HEAR ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND THE HUMAN RIGHT TALKING AND CONDEMING, DON’T WE DESERVE TO LEAVE? AND WORST THING SHE HAS A 9MONTH OLD BABY, WHAT ABOUT THE BABY WHAT HAS SHE DONE TO THIS WORLD AND SHE DESRVE TO MISS A MOTHER? INSHALLAH THIS WILL BE PAID BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. WE’RE BROUGHT TO THIS WORLD TO LEAVE AND IN THE POWER OF ALLAH WE WILL LEAVE AND IF IT IS TO DIE ONLY WITH HIS WISH WILL DIE. I PASS MY CONDOLLECENCE TO THE FAMILY.

  108. Israeli soldires are becomming nuts and animals. That’s really really really …tragic fact. One of my fellow American has been killed by Israeli terrorists and US goverment is not taking care of it, and not even taking any action about it. Certainly she has been dicriminated which is against the US policy. What a shame! I wonder how that same goverment made a difinition “whoever harbors terrorists is also a terrorist” when he is extremly harboring the Israeli terrorists. So it is obvious to say that he falls under his own difinition. How can a person became antiterrorist at the same time harboring terrorists???No way! The leader of any country should be honest with his citizens and non-citizens. The general people of any country are usually nice but the leaeders are the worst most of the time. That’s a great problem. For those leaders’ carelesness, civilian people always had to suffer and still suffering which is very unfair. There is an immediate need to cure this problem. Those leaders should correct their own behaviors befroe any more distructions for the sake of every human being. Goverment is of the people, for the people, and by the people. Every goverment should take care of people’s rights. However, I hope something good will come out from our goverment in the future as soon as possible before anymore tragidy take place for any human being. I pray for everybody so that everybody can live in real peace. No more violence, oppressions, killings, etc. Human beings should be best creatures in their actions too.

  109. We the Muslims are responsible for this not Jews not Christians. It’s time for WAR against all corrupt Muslim governments first then against Israel, US and Britain. Empty words won’t do any good.

  110. This proves that America’s war on so called terrorism is a war on Islam. Doesn’t America take immediate action or response to when Americans are taken hostage in other countries

    (ex. Danniel Pearl), isn’t that the same type of situation. But because she was Muslim, America does not care. Peace be on her soul and May Allah be please with her and all of us.

  111. The root cause of terrorism lie with the American double standard policies in the Middle East. The root cause of violence in the Middle East lies with the Israeli occupation and the adversities that it brings.

  112. You only have to blame the Arab leaders for not doing anything. They should unite and bashed the Israelis and stop sucking to the Bush Administration. The Bush Administration are just not intesrested to do anything and letting the Israelis do what they always wanted to do – to massacre the Palestinians. Whatever the Arab leaders do to the Israelis (like attacking them or chased them away from Palestine) they have the full supports of Muslims all over the world.

  113. Send it to your Secretary of State and the President. Ask them why no action for this U.S. Citizen? Why do they not go after the killers in this case?

  114. May Allah grant Suraida Saleh jannatul firdaus. Ameen.

    May Allah grant Suraida Saleh jannatul firdaus. Ameen.

    May Allah grant Suraida Saleh jannatul firdaus. Ameen.

    Oh Allah, please give her husband, father and whole family sabrun-jameel. May her child Muhsin grow up to be a healthy, strong and intelligent Muslim. Ameen.

    wa assalami alaikum from Montreal Canada

  115. My condolences to the family. By the Grace of ALLAH (SWT)she is a martyr and martyred never die.

    INSHALLAH very soon the Jews all over the world are going to meet their painfull himiliating fate.

  116. As an American, Im embarrassed by the lack of coverage of REAL situations like this. I am sick to my stomach that nothing has been done to help this poor man and this poor baby that will never have his mom. Obviously nothing can be done to bring back this woman, but media HAS TO show how horrible the situation is for these poor palestinians–how is it thier fault? If this was an Israeli this would be front page news of USA Today-Anyone who has dismissed this story should be ashamed of themselves not to cover this. All my thoughts and prayers are with the palestinians and this tiny boy without a mother. May Allah watch over him and his family. Insha’ Allah, the truth will come out…..

    Deepest Sympathy,

    Brenda Farhat

  117. I haven’t heard of any leader in any muslim country speak out or condemn what Israiel is doing because they themselves do not want to see free palestinians as freedom to Palestine means oppressed people in their own country who has no say till now will start demanding too.Only thing they have done so far is once a year LAVISH summit.Who cares about old,downtrodden Arafat whose brain is withering like his shaking body.The only other person (a spokesperson)to speak for the entire muslim world is Hanan Ashrawi who is soon approaching to Arafat’s age.There’s no Impressive Leaders emerged so far who talks with their mind rather than emotions.I pray to Allah all the time to give us unity and guide us to use our brains and to take away greed and jealousy from our hearts. Ameen

  118. The American and European have created a monster out of Israel with their mighty power they will always try to materailize their dream of grand Jewish land on the account of the palestinians, thus there will never be a peace between them.

    It is shame on the world of 21st century to watch innocent civilian people are killed in cold blood.

    Let the western world be proud of their democracy and human right values they alway drawl about.. one day the history will judge them and Allah almighty will never forget his worshipers and shall support their victory in the end

  119. I have long felt sympathy for the Palestinians, as the Israelis seem to have long forgotten what horrors were heaped upon them in WW2.

    You would think with such a history they could be more understanding of a group if citizens disenfranchised of lands that they believe they have claim to.

    Both sides have been far from innocent in this, but this current phase seems to be a cynical last hard push by the Israeli’s before they bow to World criticism.

    This is reminiscent of the Gulf War where the Allied forces had Saddam on the run, and with a degree of right on their side perhaps they should have pushed right on until this threat had been captured or eliminated. That conflict was not religious, it was to do with the capture of Iraque, and preserving OIL rights.

    This is to do with Land, and was caused originally by the Brit’s.

    This bias by the USA seems to be favouring Jews over Muslims, as indicated by this radio clip stating that no action has been taken by the US about this US citizen, apparently because she was Muslim.

    I am not religious at all, but were I to hear of a demonstration in London I would feel the need to help swell the crowd in support, as I used to, back in the days of Apartheid in SA.

    The USA seems to be asking for some form of retribution from the Islamic peoples, as they are being too too one sided. I do not believe they are actually thinking in terms of Jew against Muslim, but that is the end result.

    I do hope World opinion will help to bring some justice to this conflict and allow the Palestinian people a fair share of the land, with as much of the occupied territories returned to them as is possible.

  120. although i dont have the e-mail of news columnist’s and radio tlalk shows i am going to search the internet in hope to find as mant as possible and foward this e-mail, i hope that some news organization and talk show host will mention it for at least a second if not more. and i would like to suggest that YOU who reads this should do he same inshallal!!!

  121. Salamun `alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

    Shame on America and so called free world.

    I am really amazed that why are we, as Muslims, are crying to other counties for help specially US. They have done nothing against their so called interest and nothing against Israel even when their interest is in danger. So I plead to Palestinians and Muslims to forget about even meeting with US representative and call on GOD first and then Muslim countries ONLY. Why give value of what they have to say or what they want to do. It will not be in the interest of Islam anyway.

  122. This is a truly sad story. I did see the story on “60 Minutes” or “Dateline”. I did not, however, know that she was an american citizen! This report shows just how brutal the Isareli army really is and our government should do something about it. It’s just unbelievable! The Isarelis are trying to kill as many people and tear down as many buildings as possible. There are times I can’t stand watching the News.

  123. Absolutely unbelievable… I was watching the ten Commandments a few days ago, and noticed that the Palestinians are in the same shoes the jews were in Moses’s time. Israel now plays the role of Egypt, and America of the Pharoah!! Nothing has changed at all!! The Israeli’s should be ashamed of themselves – this is exactly how they were treated from the tyranical Pharoah – how can they be so cold hearted and unmerciful as to pursue what they themselves were subjected to??

    Don’t they know that truth will be known, and truth (Palestinians) WILL prosper!!!

  124. Assalamualaikum,

    Everyone should realise that the saviour of Palestine people and other muslims that are caught within Israel fire right now is not United State of America. It’s useless to beg for their ‘mercy’. Coz they are going to be satisfied only until Arafat say, “Yes, I sponsor all those suicide bombers!”. That’s what Sharon and Bush want. That sentence is good enough for the Israel to have their last cowardly attack at Arafat’s office. And the UN can’t do anything either coz they are just puppets of US. The master is not moving, so the why the puppets should? So the final saviour that Muslims should ask for is firstly, the mercy of Allah and secondly, hope for the unity of the Arab and other Muslim countries to become more unity than ever to intervene the bloodshed over there. Hopefully, peace will prevail not only to Muslims but others too at that Holy Land.

    Assalamualaikum.

  125. Assalam alaikum,

    Our hearts bleed and we are totally shocked at the indiffirence and callousness of certain countries who trumpet freedom, democracy, “civilization” etc. and do NOTHING against oppression of innocent people.

    We pray to ALLAH s.w.a for protection and to remove all harships.

    Please be aware that ALLAH Almight knows what’s happening and justice WILL be done by HIM!

    We pray to HIM to grant us all “Sabar”.

    Ameen.

  126. Salaam alkioum

    I really dont wht to say to those people r dying everyday and it just make me crying reading wht happened to the mother and how they took a life of a mother and her son who cant stay without his mother.

    it is not fair wht is going on, there had to be a way to stop this.

    i am really sorry for the Palalestine people and i am always with them with my heart and prayers.

  127. This kind of action is going on in each side of

    this war. Both Palestine and Israel are to blame

    for these horrible deaths and they are uncalled

    for both sides. Only when both sides sit down and

    demand an end to the killing will it stop. This is

    a religious war and Islam has said death to all

    Christians and Jews. This is insane and all Arabs

    must call a stop to this nonsense and the killing

    of Christians and Jews. Until then, these kind of

    horrible stories will be written from both Jews

    and Arabs. Only when Palestine mothers learn to

    love their children as much as they hate the Jews,

    will peace come over the Holy Lands. Thank you.

  128. Well I thought The U.S.A was the most fair country in the world. It’s cotizens were safe in any part of the world and if anything happened to them the U.S.A would be there to help and defend them….But Alas!I was wrong in my thinking. A 21 yrs old American is killed and neither the Govmnt nor the citizens have done anything regarding the killing.Shame to the U.S.A!!!

  129. OHH MY GOD THATS HORRIBLE I AM CRYING FROM THIS ITS A TRAVESTY ITS BARBARIC THEY R DETERMINED TO CAUSE A GENICIEDE I THINK THATS THE WORD THEY WILL BE EXSTINCT AT THIS RATE SOMEBODY MUST STOP THIS NOW!This sound like Germany all over again HI Hitler,they are trying to take back their country they need to go back to egypt were they chose to be in the beginning when allah ask them to take Their Israel and they refused,then…teach your history right!!!the so called promised land was refused by them when allah gave it to them and from that day forward they were cursed why isnt that in the books why!!

  130. How American are you with your US citizenship? This is the only question I’ll like all the foreign- born US citizens and their dependents to be able to answer with comfort in their hearts. What makes anyone think this cann’t happen to them or their family.

  131. Inshaallah if all The Muslim Country Persons Joint One Hearted And Raise The Voice Against Israil Terrorist And Also In Action If Allah Wish Islam Rule Will Be There In This Whole World And No Terror Will Be There Against Any Human.

  132. I am not a muslim,but I am disgusted by what the

    Jews are doing…If the media is not willing to report what is really going on,everybody should send the story to their friends via email and

    ask them to pass it on. The jews are too powerful

    now and they have money to influence major government especially the U.S . You pepole should

    let the world what the jews are doing …killing

    children and innocents.The only way to do it is by yourself..cannot rely on the media.Get your people in major cities to show pictures to the public,universities on innocent children being

    killed.Let the world know what the jews are like.

  133. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT ISREAL HAS KILLED AMERICANS. THE BEST EXAMPLE OF ISREALIS KILLING AMERICANS IS THE ISREALI ATTACK ON THE U.S NAVY SHIP USS LIBERTY IN 1967. THAT SHIP WAS MONITORING THE KILLINGS OF PALESTINIANS BY THE ISREALIS IN WHAT IS THE OCCUPIED AREAS.

  134. i was shocked to read this,this is very barbaric, and inhuman.where is human right? when innocents poeple are killed just like this but i blame first the muslims countries leaders they have the means and ways to stop this war but i want to remind them tomorrow in heaven they are going to be held responsible and they will be asked”’you had the means and the ways to stop this killing and misery being done to your muslims brothers and sisters what did you do??what role did you play what was your contribution? being leaders of muslims countries they should all hold a meeting and tell the whole world and the so call super power the damn US ”this has to stop and it has to stop now or else we muslims countries in the whole world will all join and fight the isreal and fight for the right of our muslims brothers and sisters to acquire what is rightly theirs”’. we all muslims have the right to help our muslims brothers and sister we are not suppose to just be spectators here, we should act especially the muslims leaders.do you know when you read such a thing you feel like dropping everything and rush there to fight the isreal ???do you know that it hurts and pains us and it causes sleepless night to us knowing our brothers and sisters are killed innocently everyday and we a just spectators,whenever we watch this we imagine our self in their shoes and we become very bitter and angry.do you know these breed ”terrorism”

    everyday???? terrorism will never stop until justice is done to the palestine ,am a peacefull, kind,polite, humble family woman but when i see this everyday in t.v. or read this i feel so much rage and hatred towards the US and the UN,and muslims leaders , because the US pretend to protect human rights what are they doing here ??they are just watching and doing nothing,if today the US decide these war must “stop” it will stop but they dont want it to stop because they are isreal allies,and they protect them,they dont care about millions of palestines death

  135. asalamu alaikum wa rehmatullah!

    war against terrorism is actually war against muslims,if still,any muslim, dont understand he is the next, beleive me, they dont care about yr citizenship they care about yr beliefs,sheikh umer ( man accused in denial pearl murder case ) is also british citizen. but…..he is muslim and presedent of pakistan said 2day that he want him hanged,case is still in court and he is giving the verdict. dont you think we are the next??? may Allah help us, but He wont, because we are not seeking his bounty.

    thnx n salam

  136. Everyone knows what is happening to the muslims around the world, but no one seems to be interested. The one who are responsible for this are not Jews, but these are those muslims to whom Allah have given all the wealth, but they are sleeping. I hope they wake up some day and realize what happenin.

  137. Please, send my deeply and sincerely condolonce to the family of Sr.Suraida Saleh. May Allah S.w.t. accept all of her good deed.And may Allah S.w.t. give strenght to the family.

  138. Is this fair to treat your own citizen differntly?. Is this because they are of Palestine descend???????

    Forget about helping and showing mercy to the Palestine and middleeastern groupes..

    Here the father of your US CITIZEN is crying and seeking help for the innocent infant. I read and learned that you like justice. Where is your justice and mercy ????????

    I want to see it really happening. Not just the speech on TV.

    Requesting your help.

    Amina azad

  139. The Arab rulers knew all the while that the Americans were always supportive of the Zionists and yet they let them set up bases in their soil.

    Remember, all these has been warned by the Prophet(Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him)The Prophet has also warned that there will be time when these group of people will belittle the Prophet(nauthu-billah)and clearly this group of people are the Wahhabis inclusive of the Saudi and Kuwait Royal families.Thus Muslims must learn and love the Prophet in order to attain victory here and the akhirat and get back PAlestine.

    However I would recommend that the American MUslims for Global Peace contact the MAlaysian T.V stations esspecially T.V3 to highlight these issues.

  140. My most sincere sympathy to this suffering

    family. Please know that many Americans do

    not condone the repression under Sharon.

    Through the efforts of groups such as yours I

    have become aware in spite of the news

    blackout. I have written my congressman , the

    US President, Sharon himself, Pares and the

    local Newspaper. I will continue to write and to

    demonstrate to ask for attention to this most

    heinous brutal repression. I have also asked

    that no aid be given Israel. I do not want to

    fund this bloodbath.People are beginning to

    wake up. The Press has kept many

    Americans in the dark , but a leak is

    developing. Let all people of Peace join

    together to form bridges to a new era of unity

    among all people. May God bless your efforts

    to achieve this peace. May he lift you up and

    comfort you and give you Peace.

    Sincerely, Anne Ryan

  141. I THINK ALL THIS IS NON-SENCE. THERE IS NO PEACE AND I DONT THINK THERE WILL BE WITH A ZIONIST TERRORIST GOVERMENT LIKE SHARON’S. AMERICAN CITZEN DOES NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE OR GIVE THEM ANY PREVLIGES. I LIVED THERE AND I KNOW THAT THE ISRAELI ARMY DOES NOT GIVE ANY RESPECT TO ANYONE AMERICAN OR NOT. I THINK THE AMERICAN GOVERMENT 1ST IS THE MOST UN-EQUAL AND UN-FAIR GOVERMENT IN THIS WORLD. ITS CORUPT AND THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANY ARABIAN PERSON. ALL THIS DEMOCRACY IS A COVER AND MEANS IN PLAIN ENGLISH: “A PALESTNIAN IS A TERRORIST THAT DEFENDS HIS COUNTRY, BUT ISRAELI TROOPS KILLING LITTLE KIDS ARE SOLDIERS” WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEPT-11 AND WHATS HAPPENING IN PALESTINE? I’M PALESTINAIN AND IM PROUD OF IT. IF DENOUNCING TERRORISM MEANS GIVING UP OUR LAND THEN I WILL ALLWAYS BE PALESTINAIN AND I WILL DIE ON MY FEET AND NEVER BOW DOWN TO AN EVIL AND CORRUPT WORLD.

  142. Thank you for this information.

    Bush is an Evil person who wants Palestinian people to leave the area, no love in a harden heart.

    May Allah be our Guide

  143. you seem to be commenting on the US citizen as if there are no others also being killed. is this person more important than the others that have been killed. OR again is it because she is a US citizen. we seem to be the ones that are creating the monster. as much as i feel sorry for her and had tears in my eyes when i read her story, but she is no better than all the others. we should be speaking out for all of them, not just because she is a US citizen. something must be done to stop this

  144. It is sad to hear the state of affairs in Palestine. All wars have seen innocent die and this is no excpetion. Martyrs in the struggle for peace.

    God bless.

  145. Well what do you expect from a bunch of hypocrites. When Daniel Pearl was killed they made sure the those who killed him faced justice what about this poor innocent women, what about her killers. No doubt they will be rewarded

  146. What Israeli soldiers did is a violation of humanity.I guess they already lose their humanity.May Allah curse upon them and save the palestine people from the evil dogs

  147. Regret to read that news .May Allah give the Palestiniens protection.But bear in mind that we must never support the non muslim.But Arab league and Islamic organisation were supporting America in fighting the terror of the 11 of september.According to the nonmuslim world that attack was terrorist but What the butcher of Israel is doing towards the people of palestiniens is nothing.May Allah take revenge against those traitors in muslim and destroy the estate of the jews.We all muslim around the world must pratise Islam the way as recommended by the Prohet SWA peace be upon him.Also we must ask Allah Doa to get rid off all the monarchies and ditatorship because there is no room for them in Islam.

  148. If Our so called Muslim Governments had any Islam in them, they would line up thier troops at the borders of Isreal and Palastine and defend the poor people of Palastine. May god have mercy on us all for not doing what we need to as muslims!!!

  149. America is an essentially white Christian country and it has never looked upon its citizens as being equal. Don’t be trapped by its rhetoric. Blacks and Hispanics have their stories to tell. Whoever thought that anyone in the admisnistration would raise a finger because of a Muslim is dreaming.

  150. May God bless her. US citizen or not she died under a barbarian and racist regime. We know all well here that since the zionist control the media, there is no way they will tell the truth. However, we should try local papers, insha allah one will pick up the story.

    May Allah bless the whole family of the victim, she died as a real saheed.

  151. People who do this are pathetic. People who watch such criminal states mass murdering, pillaging homes and aid them are just as pathetic criminals and should be treated as such.

  152. Shame, Shame, Shame! The contents of this article is shameful and very sad. Although I am not a Muslim; I am a person. My heart is filled with many emotions after reading this article. First, I feel so sad for the family of the deceased and for this world, on a whole. Secondly, the actions and lack of actions by the American government is causing my heart and head to be heavy with shame. Since the sister was a Palestinian-American; her citizenship was not important enough for the government to react. No disrespect to the reporter’s family; yet action was taken on that part. And where is the media? Why isn’t this story receiving the same coverage as the reporter’s? Sad! The government’s lack of action on this issue is steadily proving that this so-called “war on terrorism” is really a “war on Islam” within the US and abroad. Hmm, well the greatest punishment has yet to be seen. I pray that this government is prepared to accept its punishment because Allah is the Greatest Enforcer! (despite what America feels)

  153. The first amendment in the US Constitution: Freedom of Speech! It’s a joke in all of the US citizens. The US government controlls all the news coming in or going out, we are prevented from knowing the news. We are tired of manipulated news! Only those with satellite can access the real news.

    WE NEED AN ALTERNATIVE NEWS NETWORK!

    WE NEED TO KNOW AND INFORM THE TRUTH EVERYDAY!

    WHY DON’T WE UNITE EFFORTS AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO SETUP THE “NEWS FOR THE TRUTH”

    INSHALLAH WE WILL!

  154. i felt very sad when i read the news abt sister suraida..May her soul rest in peace,ameen..i felt very angry towards these israelis…i read in one of the websites where a palestinian lady was describing the night that israel soldiers enter her house… she said that 3men gunned down her husband and her house was in a big mess..one of the israel soldiers even URINENATED in her living room..SUBHANALLAH!!!

    how can palestinians stop human bombings when they face this kinds of situations??..back to sister suraida’s attack,why must the israel soldiers kill her??..do she look like a terrorist to them??..what will happen to her baby’s life without a mother??..why the rest of the arabian countries didn’t stand up and stop all these killings..why are their hearts so hard as rocks??..don’t they feel sad when their own brothers and sisters in islam innocents lives are being taken away brutally??…when will this whole ugly incidents stop, no one knows…but one thing,i am really sad and ashamed to see those ARABIAN PRESIDENTS OF ALL THE ARAB COUNTRIES NOT DOING ANYTHING TO SUPPORT THEIR OWN BROTHERS AND SISTERS….they only think of themselves…subhanallah…

  155. May ALLAH give them iman and seber for the family .all muslimin who dying in qudis{jerusalem}are shehed,neshallh.now we now if you are a muslim no body is for us expet ALLAH S.W.

    Why the arab leders are waiting untel US do something for jeruslam people .Why we don’t stand up togeter for this big enemy of muslim.We know that what is US stand .The problem is the arab leders are weak,weak,weak.shron is known by murder,but US do nothing.The US government never been fair when it comes about muslem . We trust in Allah .and ALLAH punish israel bad .soon.neshallah.

  156. So what if she was a US Citizen ?? does that make her blood more valuable than of any other muslims who are being killed by the brutal israeli army ????? Its is really disgusting that islamicity.com is following the ways of this country’s zionist media. Please remove this article from your website.

    ISLAM WILL NEVER BE COWED DOWN BY ISRAEL OR ITS FRIENDS HERE AND ABROAD. ALLAH HAS PROMISED TO HELP PEOPLE WHO FIGHT FOR GOD’S CAUSE AND THEIR BASIC RIGHT’S.

  157. The Palestinian conflict is a global trial that Allah ta’ala is giving to us as muslims and as humans. The kingdom belongs to Allah, He gives honor to whomever and endues humilation to whomever…it is up to us to live accordingly in Allah’s favor. As muslim countries protect their own self interests, they too will be judged. The muslim ummah must be dutiful to our commitment and not allow the success of this evil to distract us and influence us to do evil in accordance with evil. There is a Right way to oppose this violence and humiliation that is plaguing muslims worldwide. Prayer, Unity, and Proper tools of Jihad are measures given to us for these times of crisis. The truth of these actions will be revealed in time, however the deception is in reign currently until Allah wills otherwise. Be strong, appeal to Allah to end this terror and give us a unitied voice surely the ad-dajjal is approaching and we must have pure Islam in our hearts to withstand it.

    Governments will not answer our prayers, Only Allah.

    Be safe and remain dignified muslims to all humans for the sake of Allah.

    Remember all will be judged for our actions in our life, in the grave and in the here after.

    PEACE TO THE MIDDLE EAST!!!!!

  158. May Almighty Allah give the family of late Suraida patience and strength to bear their loss. As for her, she has died a matyr Insha Allah…

  159. I encourage all to send the link here: IslamiCity.com – Communications & Services to the president of the United States at President@whitehouse.gov. He does NOT speak for the American people. I encourage all to look up http://www.ummah.com/inewsletter/massacres/palestine/index2.htm and send this to him also. I support the boycott of israel and all support of their actions, It is many of the jewish community in american that finances these politics. I say cut their power, may the will of God Triumph, and peace be with all!

  160. we come from Allah n our return is to Allah

    All our thoughts n duas r with sister Suraida’s family may Allah grant her Jannat. All this on the name of religion…hey? no religion in the world preches violence …. may God shows all a way to peace.AMEEN! MAY ALL MUSLIMS PLS STAND UP 4 OUR BROS N SIS GIVE CHARITY N HELP THE LESS FORTUNATE.

  161. This is genocide folks !.The very nation that understands “genocide” more than anyone else is the same nation that is perpetrating genocide with impunity.Yes ,the sucide bombing targeting civilians is morally wrong ,but how you expect people who have been deprived of their dignity for so long to be rational ?

  162. It is a shame the state of muslims in this day and age . We are ever so relient on america that we forget about ALLAH who in turns forgets about us . Everything Islam stands is just the opposite in america and now they have set a course to destroy islam with there might we really should trust no one but ALLAH AND his RASUL[swt]. And we should abandon the new teaching of shatan who is the new voice of Islam while the real scholars have been silienced. self murder is Haram. why? are muslims drawn to this as though it is there duty .because we have allowed are seleves to be taken out of the folds of Islam . Obeidance to ALLAH & his RASUL [swt] sould be first .with out it there is no Islam. this form jahlil must be abanded. Our holy prophet[swt] for told of these events in detail .we cannot allow the sayings of the Highest of creation to not be heard ,to not be tucked away on the book shelf , to not be used in how we judge. I pray the muslim are granted victory agianst the american world veiw {wich also happpens to be isreal’s veiw}.wich is to force nations into wars through oppression , humiliation. thus in turn confiscating land women & cultures . If one would only study americas rise from even before slavery study you would see an astounding resemblance with isreal .Isreal has not been in existance that long ,you wouldnt no it considering its progress . They have nuclear capabilities .Who they in turned sold to S. Africa during its U.N sanction years for aparthied . This is the american plan Democracy wich does nothing but enslaves its citizen in debt to the government . these are stratigic plans of america in there pursuit of world power belivie me HER security is much better than 9-11 .she wathes everything with her eyes in space .And now she will kill many in her pursuit so dont trust her only goal is to destroy you . And any chance for success in this world and the next .We should seek refuge with ALLAH & his RASUL from this & reject shaytan. w

  163. Assallamualaikum….My deepest sympathy to Farham Mohammed Saleh…& to all The Palestinains for their sufferings & sorrow. In my stupidious of understandings about politics & the UN funtions. This Israel-Palestine war could either be solve,,JUST SMPLY.. or.. a NEVER ENDING COMPLICATIONS..IF..SOMEBODY JUST WANTS IT TO BE !! If the UN had passed a resolution for concerning party/ies to abide and it does not heed to..to SIMPLY solve it ..JUST SENT THE UN PEACE KEEPING FORCES at their demalitarised zone so as to neutrilise the conflict.by then we can see who is the real culprit (infact by now we could have judged who was the real culprit)..on the other hand IF SOME PARTY/PARTIES JUST WANTS TO MAKE IT A NEVER-ENDING AFFAIR & TO MAKE THE SITUATION REMAIN AS COMPLICATED AS IT CAN BE..then.. SIMPLY… JUST DON’T OPT FOR sending Peace keeping Forces there ..JUST SIMPLY VETOED AGAINST IT..

    I personaly think the vote of 5 out of 9 to be concuringly voted too by the 5..should be reviewed by the UN Council..So like I’ve said in my stupidious of politics reasoning this is what my opnon is..I don’t know IF THERES OTHER/S MORE STUPIDIOUS THAN ME !!

    Thank you & wassallam

  164. Peace be to all,

    I have been weeping over the state of Muslim Ummah for too long that I have no more tears to weep. I pray to Allaah – all these lifes of our brothers & sisters are not in vain.

    May Allaah & only Allaah can save this Ummah. Until we all unite under one Khalifa there is no liberation for us.

    My beloved brothers & sisters, it is time everyone of us reflect upon ourselves for the things we have done to damage Islaam. Despite the warnings in the Qur’aan & Ahadith we are so short sighted to identify our enemies until it is too late.

    I depart from you by letting you judge for yourselves our fate.

    Your brother,

    JM Ashraff

    Servant Of Islaam

    Peace be to you

  165. U.S. Citizen Gunned Down in Ramallah.

    I know you are spreading this news. Thank you

    Keep on spreading it till some one listens.

    You probably done this already but how about all the smaller media outlets local media, papers, radio, etc. to circumvent the larger media outlets (or should I say the state run propaganda media (ie:cnn)).

  166. I am very hurt after reading this story. I am sad to be an American. I can’t believe our government is just letting them kill innocent people. Unfortunately none of the other Arab nations are standing up and doing something.

  167. It hurst that the goverment didn’t care about this poor woman who is a U. S. A. citizen, or is it because she is not an isrieli? It is shame if we as Americans start taking sides instead of building peace, i think we should step down , we can not be just, let the Europeans and other leaders lead “The children of Ibrahim to Peace.

  168. Allahu-Akabar!

    Today in Jummah I cried, and made Du’uah for the people, my people, of Palestine, moreover to the Muslims who suffer for righteousness sake. I pray for Suraida Saleh (May Allah be pleased with her), and her family. As a Palsteintian-American, I weep and sorrow with the families, but I also pray for Al-Salaam. THis situation was unnecessary, and the actions of the US Embassy in Jerusalem are even more unnecessary. She was and is a US citizen; hence, she deserves the right appertaining thereunto. Where is the Embassy? Why haven’t they gone to see Akhee Farhan Mohammed Saleh? Why? It is an outrage the attrocities that have resulted from this situation and every other sitution that has resulted with such anguish in Palestine. I place this situatiuon into the care of ALLAH!!!! He will guide us and keep us on the straight path from the rejected enemy shaytan. Once again, my herat weeps, and my prayers are with you all, family and friends. ALLAH BLESS PALESTINE!!!!!

    ALLAHU-AKBAR!!!!!!!!!

    R.A.R.M.

  169. Concerned (3228),

    I assume that you wrote in good faith. In due direction, I’m also writing in good faith. As long as we’re talking about stereotypes, I want to direct your attention to one that has haunted Christians about Islam and the Quran. Let us clarify for mutual understanding the phrase, ‘the qur’an is retaliatory in nature.’

    You write that we should act in due measure that responds precisely to evil, based upon a ‘righteous anger.’ I personally agree, and I should hope that all of my comments thus far on Islamicity have been logically reasonable to the best of my extent. Modestly, I would like to convey to you a verse in the qur’an that makes it a duty upon Muslims to respond appropriately to evil:

    ‘O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah [God], as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.’ (5:8)

    I am sure that you and I would practice what we state; because in the eyes of God, we would otherwise betray our covenants to Him. But the fact of the matter is that on both sides, there are people who are unaware of or don’t follow what they believe in. Thus, we cannot judge religion based upon people, but rather on an Informed,Tolerant examination of scripture and its principles.

    In the secular world, humans have set up a legal system. To recognize that our legal system is not ‘just we make do with,’ is a manifestation of your religious prescription. Because when there is criticism (and thus discovery) of injustices of a system, there is proactive combat of evil. Doing this also fulfills the Muslim’s obligation: ‘stand out for fair dealing.’ This is the reason why I have written in my comments about loopholes that have hurt many people like the disabled or the japanese immigrant(interment camps). I welcome your concern, because as a Muslim, I’m obligated to seek Truth.

  170. This is tragic!There should be something that can be done now!Get those jews out of palistine. They worry about Iraq. This has been going on to long.Please have a heart and help these people.

  171. Thanks for the interview. I know very well by now that the U.S. treats Israel as a country above the law, “a sacred cow”. Also, I know that not all U.S. citizens are equal.

  172. What the Israelis did are good reminder to all Muslims. Quran already warned Muslims about this 1500 years ago. Jews hatred towards Muslims are bitter one.

    What they did now is being witnessed by the whole world.

    Jews are that kind of people. Many prophets were send to them, but they never change.

    When the wheel turned the world will understand why this happened.The Nazis also knew this and I believed they never regret what they did in WW2.

    Dont worry, the Americans are just their friend. Temporary friend. The time will come when their friends no longer stand their atrocities to others. That time will come, as destined and their friends will inform Muslims where the Jews hide, even behind rocks….remember.

    Muslims duty now just …fullfilled your duty to Allah SWT. Be good Muslims and live in harmony with others.

  173. What a tragedy! It is another greater tragedy to see the inertness of the USA government to act in this circumstance. It is lesson for Muslims to confirm what grade of citizens they are in the eyes of the present government. Muslims must take appropriate action in solidarity to ask explanation and establish themselves better. I realize that Muslim organisations with their limited resources are doing much more than expected under the circumstances. Muslims must consolidate with other just citizens to do the needful and establish that they are not 3rd class citizens

  174. Obviously, An American-Palestinian does not seem good enough for the state department or CNN. This is a shame to see that not one time I heard the girl who was shot was originally an American citizen on any news channel. If the American people understood what really goes on in the occupied land of Palestine, they would speak out. The fact is, the American government and the pro-Isreali lobbies and media outlets make sure this issue is kept onesided: “Palestinians are terrorists.” With no doubt, more has to be done to inform the American people of the injustices taking place and why the Palestinians are so frustrated and angry at the world. My suggestion is nation wide demonstrations, special workshops in universities around the country, t-shirts, bumber stickers, editorials, constant radio talk show participation, and ONE UNITED VOICE!!!

  175. It has being told to us that this is going to happen and we know how it is going to end. We know victory will be ours so Brothers and sisters prepare yourself. And turn back to ALLAH WE WILL BE ASKED WHAT WE DID FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, it is just sad that a 16 year old GIRL has to blow her self up to save her fate and contry and our man are sitting and just talking and filling their bellys. If you are one of them go luck when you face ALLAH on the day that was promise to us.

    MAY ALLAH HELP US.

  176. Assalam

    When hearing of sister Suraida’s horrible and trajic death and her circumstances in which she was killed i felt a heavy burden on the heart, so much that the glands in my mouth became dry. I truelly feel grief for the family, the child and the Palestinian people, i feel infact ashamed helpless as a Muslim to see and hear these events occurr. Anger appears when the world gains knowledge that the pro-zionists have mass media control and political pressure surpassing any other which places America in a silent hostage of these unscupulous people who think nothing other than of their interests. We feel helpless but are positioned in places in the world where we can make the difference and fight a war if there is ever one fighting minds and opening up information to the general american/british of the exact nature of the countries politics. If there is ever a time now is the time now! exert yourselves as it is your duty to do so. Muslims have long sort the quick and easy answer the physical battle. Battle such as these are only in self defence and taken authoritively and in cognizance of the Prophets (SAW) teachings/practices in these matters. Wars are only won by winning of mind and not other way and give Muslims the legitimate right. My Brothers & Sisters if we only think that we need to convince ourselves then you’d be wrong we also need to talk to Jews who will listen i am sure you can now begin to understand the dilemma. Our reach as western Muslims is a great one we must have influence enough to even have respect as a unified people from the Arab & vast Muslim quarters of the world.

    But who has the authority on Islam who speaks for us and i mean all of us different groups must have common consensus with each other. Since long as we knew it we have sufferred greatly because of our petty bickering over smaller and trivial matters. Allah (SWT) helps those who helps themsleves and are unified in their objectives for world peace.

    Wasal

  177. Robert,

    Thank you for trying to dispel some of the prejudice and stereotypes many who post here have of Americans. True, there are not enough Americans who are critical, but we certainly are not a country of “blind sheep” that swallow everything that the media shoves at us.

    Eventually, the truth gets out no matter the power of the media. The question is whether people have the moral fortitude to act properly on the truth. I fear that Americans have slid so far from a morality based on Truth (with a capital “T”) that our nation as a whole will not be able to correct itself–or even recognize–what is right and wrong anymore. It will be our downfall.

    Certainly though, those who would claim “propaganda!” have to look at who and what is influencing them as well. Is it “Truth”, or is it their own political desires? Is it just another form of propaganda that fuels their anger and outrage? Surely there is a cause and reason for their anger: there is such a thing as “righteous anger”, it is just that you have to measure your actions and response to what is evil and wrong. In the Bible, God tells us “Do not repay anyone evil for evil”. Is there something comparable in the Quran? Everyone needs to be careful about how they respond to evil: Americans, Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims worldwide. Ultimately it is not man who will be the judge, but God.

    God, I pray for our nation and that it acts wisely in all things. I pray that You will steer us from evil. I pray that our nation does what is pleasing to You. I pray that You protect our nation from evil, from terrorism, and from violence. I pray for all people in the Middle East: for wisdom for the Israelis and for the Palestinians; for peace; for comfort to those who are frightened; for healing for those who are injured. I especially pray for Muslims everywhere: that they have peace, security, prosperity, wisdom, homes free from oppression, patience, and that they seek You in truth. –Amen

  178. I think it’s horrible that so many americans are being massacred by israeli soldiers and america is just sitting around letting it happen. Bush spoke today and urged the israeli’s to stop their use of force after the fact that they’ve killed so many innocent civilians and basically destroyed the palestinian authority….Nice timing Bush!! He finally speaks when the israeli’s are done with their massacre. I really have to thank all those Israeli soldiers that have refused to listen to Ariel sharon and occupy and destroy and kill innocent civilians because they rule that it is unjust, and illegal occupation of a people.

  179. I read what had happened and I almost cried.I’m a new convert to Islam and before that I never knew what was really going on in the Middle East.I feel that our country is one sided in this situation.I pray to Allah that the family will find peace and someone will talk to them.

    My anger towards what the soldiers done is strong.To kill the mother while she was holding her child on her lap they where barbaric.

  180. The story of the women gunned down in Ramallah just broke my heart.The US government is behaving in a cowardly, shameful way. Our policies toward Isral are causing unbelievable harm. Is this going to continue to allow Isralies to destroy Palastainian life, land, property, and means of survival with and form of condemnation..it seems so. The media in the US is just as bias as our government in it attitude the Palastainian/Israli conflict. There only seems to be one side worth listening to when reading the paper or watching the new and thats Israls point of view. The news media might as well be government run or sponsored for all the objectiviy we get. Thank god for channels like C-Span and public radio station. Without them we would all be deeper in the dark.

  181. Do you honestly think the State Dept or the US Embassy are of any significance in a country that scares, that’s right “scares,” the US itself. The whole US government is impotent in the face of this aggression; everybody think the President must do something when, really he’s nothing but a symbol, not a ball player. He, just like other past presidents, was only sworn into office after the time-honored pledge to defend and protect the State of Israel -a presidential pre-requisite tantamount to uphlding the Constitution. The situation is about to blow up into a full war, with major demonstrations in Arab nations and military mobilization from Syria, and all the President can do is watch. “Israel has the right to defend itself,” he spouts. This aggression will serve nothing but, ironically, spawn more suicide bombers.

  182. I am a Muslim and why i sade i am a Muslim is because Allah sade we are Muslim ,and been a Muslim you have jugde with ALLAH swt book and the Sunna of His beloved Prophet Muhammad saw.And now am going make my voice to be read.We all know that what is happening is not right it go against Allah SWT law and it go agianst the right of am humanbing,We have seen hilter what he didnt to the socall jaws in the 40s and every one is seying we have to bring the Nizis to justice and what this people doing today?and no one say any thing, why is it that beacaues thay Muslim this is the socall superpower dont do any thing.But Allah will help dose who beliavein Him and will take back His Qudas Masjid and the jaws will lost this fight. And this people are not Jaws thay come from Poland Germany and from the rest of the East Eroupe.Salam

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