Freeze on Groups Assets Questioned by U.S. Muslims

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(WASHINGTON, D.C. - 12/4/2001) - National American Muslim organizations today asked President Bush to reconsider his decision to freeze the assets of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), one of the nation's largest Muslim charities. 

The charity had been targeted by pro-Israel organizations and individuals for several years because of what they said was the group's support for Palestinian militants. HLF officials have consistently denied those charges and no one has made public any concrete evidence to support today's action. The only specific accusation made against HLF has been that among the thousands of Palestinians who received its relief aid were the children of suicide bombers.

In a joint statement issued today, the American Muslim Alliance (AMA), American Muslim Council (AMC), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and Muslim Student Association of USA and Canada, said: 

"American Muslims support President Bush's effort to cut off funding for terrorism and we call for a peaceful resolution to the Middle East conflict. These goals will not be achieved by taking food out of the mouths of Palestinian orphans or by succumbing to politically-motivated smear campaigns by those who would perpetuate Israel's brutal occupation. 

"No relief group anywhere in the world should be asked to question hungry orphans about their parent's religious beliefs, political affiliations or legal status. Those questions are not asked of recipients of public assistance whose parents are imprisoned or executed in the United States, and they should not be a litmus test for relief in Palestine. 

"Charity is a duty for people of all faiths. In fact, it is one of the five 'pillars' of Islam. Islamic charities in this country help American Muslims fulfill their religious obligation to help orphans and the needy. The frozen assets therefore belonged not to HLF, but to the entire Muslim community. This action is particularly disturbing, coming as it does during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims make many of their annual charitable donations. 

"We ask that President Bush reconsider what we believe is an unjust and counterproductive move that can only damage America's credibility with Muslims in this country and around the world and could create the impression that there has been a shift from a war on terrorism to an attack on Islam."

HLF'S STATEMENT ON THE FREEZING OF THEIR ASSETS 

Below is a statement from the Holy Land Foundation released early Tuesday after the Bush Administration froze the organization's assets. 

"The Holy Land Foundation denies allegations that it provides any financial support to terrorist groups or individuals. 

The foundation is a humanitarian organization that has worked to serve the needy both at home and abroad since 1989. 

We feel the Holy Land Foundation has been unfairly targeted in the nationwide smear campaign to undermine Muslims and the institutions that serve them. 

The decision by the U.S. government to seize the charitable donations of Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan is an affront to millions of Muslim Americans who entrust charities like ours to assist in fulfilling their religious obligations. 

We are confident that the Holy Land Foundation will eventually be cleared of these allegations."


  Category: Americas, Faith & Spirituality, Life & Society
  Topics: Muslims
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SARWAT HUSAIN FROM US said:
Could you please give us the update on the situation. It is going to be a year since the freeze, this Ramadan. Has the goverment released the funds yet or not?

Thanks
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MARTHA E MANTILLA FROM PALM BEACH COUNTY said:
SALAM!
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW THE GOBERMENT SUPORT AND BELIEVE THIS PEOPLE THAT ATACK US ,AND WANT TO PUT BOMBS IN OUR MOSQUES, HARRASING US WITH ALL THIS DISCRIMINATIONS AND HATE US, OCCUPIED OUR LAND KILLING OUR PEOPLE, AND KNOW CLOSING OUR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS, HOW EVIL, HOW EVIL, AND THE KID THAT I AM SPONSORING IN AFGANISTAN STILL WAITING FOR HIS MONEY, ALL BECAUSE THIS EVIL . WE HAVE TO BE STRONG AND TOGUETHER BETHER THAN EVER TO FIGTH THIS TREACHURES EVIL!

SALAM!
MARTHA MANTILLA
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SIS. JAMEELAH FROM U.S.A. said:
As-Salaamu-Alaikum
I'm appalled and outraged! This type of government paranoia and panic is SOOO DANGEROUS! I think these events highlight why American Muslims MUST ORGANIZE ourselves politically! We must come together and take an active part in the political/governmental processes that affect our community. Otherwise when things like this happen we are a powerless weak voice of protest and that's all we can be.
As-Salaamu-Alaikum
Jameelah
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ASIF FROM INDIA said:
this looks like childish descision by a democratic country, which is supposedly biased against a particulat section of people. if these be the case america should freeze all aid and chairity going to israel as they had a hand in the sept carnage which reportedly lead to loss of innocent lives, their intelligence is supposed to be in possesion of information which was not shared by the american intelligence , which could have averted a major disaster. american governement should really put on it thinking caps than resorting to prejudices agaings helpless innocents around the world.
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DIANA said:
Every organization that claims they were not supporting terrorists or terrorist activities know just how to fool you Muslims. All they have to say is it is because we were Muslim. You're more intelligent than that aren't you?
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SHEMINA FROM TANZANIA said:
WE HAVE NO ONE BUT OUR SELVES TO BLAME AS MUSLIMS.IF WE AS AN UMMAH WERE MORE UNITED N KNEW THE MEANING OF SHARING THEN MAYBE WE HAVE A CHANCE.Y DONT WE UNDERSTAND THE KAFIR KNOW WAT OUR WEAKNESSES R N THEY R PLAYING ON THAT.WE NEED TO REMEMBER WE R OL BROS N SIS OF 1 BIG FAMILY N THE DAY WE REALISE THAT MAY BE THEN W'LL GET SOMEWHERE.WE R TOO RAPT-UP IN THIS DUNIYA WE NEED TO RE-LEARN OUR RELIGION N TRY UNDERSTAND IT THEN WORK TOGETHER AS 1 BODY, NOT JUST THE HEART OR JUST LUNGS BUT 1 WHOLE BODY...WHERE IS OUR EMAN???? MAY ALLAHswt GIV US SHIFA N ISTAKAMET..AMEEN.. THEN MAYBE WILL B ABLE TO STAND UP TO MODERN DAY FER'AUN.
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MUSTAFA ALI FROM USA said:
Man plans, and Allah plans, Allah is the best of planners
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DIXIE L. COPELAND FROM UNITED STATES said:
No man, woman, or child is greater than our Creator. God, alone, provides, for He is love.
We, who do not remember Him, can only receive what we give to others. When we practice true forgiveness towards those (who do not know what they are doing),we are forgiven our "mistakes" too. Do not allow doubt, anger, or fear to dis- tract you from seeking to follow a "forgiving path". "Washington" wants to distract you. This is their greatest asset. If it were money, they would have no need to "freeze" yours. Now you are busy thinking of ways to "prove" your innocense...you are "out of the way," so to speak. Stop your "busy-ness." Acknowledge within yourselves the emotions that this situation has arisen...then do the very opposite of what most people do...forgive them, because "Washington" does not have any remembrance of the true God. There is no other reason for their behavior. All of the fine dignitaries sat in the Wasington Cathedral as "faith leaders" paraded in, one after another.You recall the "great day of pray," commemorating 9/11/01? Noone spoke of forgiveness as a solution. This was a christian house...it could have shared it's wisdom..."pray for those who persecute you...love thy neighbor..what man, having a hungery child gives it a stone or scorpion to eat? love one another..he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword."
I go with the christian quotes because this event was not held in a non-denominational house. That choice spoke volumes to me...America is no more. We are officially USA..ruled by a "committee" of men, as our senators and reps are just now discovering. It's a lot to forgive, huh?
I pray for rememberance of God, for all. No exceptions..I forgive so that I too am forgiven.
And your money? As you ready yourselves to send it out...it is at the door..take time out to thank God and tell Him,"I forgive them, for they know not what they do."
Whatever thoughts/emotions arise..acknowledge them and send them on their way. FORGIVE!
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MUJEEB BASHA, PE & MALEEHA HASHMI, MD FROM USA said:
ALLAH WILL NOT BE PLEASED --
(12-07001, Washington, DC)

Muslims are commanded by their Creator to distribute their wealth to the needy among their community. for Muslims worldwide, obligatory almsgiving, known as Zakat, is mandatory for all adults. There are prescribed percentages for varius financial assets.

In Islam, women maintain their own assets before and during marriage. This concept is "foreign" to non-Muslims, whose women change their "maiden name" to their husbands last name.

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to pay Zakat (obligatory almsgiving). Recently, the USA government froze assets of the Holy Land Foundation (a non-profit Muslim organization in Richardson, Texas, USA). Over 13 million dollars (US$) in liquid assets were frozen by the US government, forever. For those who state otherwise, they should remember the Iranian citizens' assets which are still frozen in US banks (earning interest) since the late 1970s, in reprisal after American Embassy civilian and military were taken hostage in Tehran, Iran.

Surely, when God commands his people to give alms, and others "freeze" those alms from being delivered to the needy, God will be angry with humanity. Let us pray for peace, during this time of adversity when ignorant people make decisions which affect so many starving and shivering women, children and elderly throughout the world.

Ameen.
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SALAHUDEEN FROM USA said:
To be honest, it makes me almost laugh at the plight of the muslims in this country of US. When the muslim mujahideen who were the vangards of muslims were marked as terrorists, then every muslim but a few in America declared "their" president as one working on the right path to eradicate terrorism. Now that "their" president no longer needs their support and has cleared the muslim vanguards out of the way.. now they will feel and see the true love of "their" president. May Allah make life hard in this country for muslims so they will know what it is to feel like to be a muslim in other countries. Ameen.
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MOHD JIBRAIL FROM PAKISTAN said:
US Govt is wrongfully holding the money which was
given to HLF for relief and charity work to help the poor and the needy. This is being done on the
pretext that HLF is supporting terrorists. The
mission of HLF is clear from its statement. If the US govt cannot provide proof for otherwise, they shd release the charity money given by the muslim community.
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WASABI FROM TAIWAN said:
Some very scary comments in this website, for example: "Islam awakens the mobs and obliterates their self-degrading belief that they're just Darwinian, Freudian animals. "

Mobs? Is that what Muslims are ? Mobs?

Darwin was a brilliant scientist. Freud was a brilliant scientist. It is disconcerting that a Muslim would deny science, and promote mob action.
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ESTHER FROM USA said:
I have done some looking around on this subject. This money seems to be used to take care of suicide bombers families. After the suicide bomber is dead his family will be clothed, feed, and have medical care.
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AHMED ASGHER FROM NEW ZEALAND said:
The US admin will not let go of its support of the Zionism cause. Bush is their baby regardless of what he says and of his publicity stunts to visit mosques.

Americans must understand that their unwaivering support for Israel has made them the target of hate by many countries. If they want to be fair they should look at both ISraelis and Palestinians in the same light, but unfortunately this has not been the case since the US has always sided with Israel against the Plaestinians. Only when this bias is rectified that the US would expect any measure of respect from the muslim people.

Jews has much right to live in peace as the palestinians but Israel has the upper hand when it comes to using its military might against innocent palestinians whose lands have been forcibly taken from them and their lives shattered as a result of the past 50 years of Israeli policy of domination. I ask any American: Put yourself in the situation of the Palestinian and ask yourself what would you do?
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NICHOLAS EVANCIK FROM U.S. said:
From the New York Times, January 4th, 2000.

Terrorists can now rely on the tens of millions of dollars that flow in annually from sympathetic donors in the Arab world through a complex system of financing.

and from Al Bukahri:

Volume 2, Book 24, Number 547:
Narrated Abu Huraira

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) ordered (a person) to collect Zakat, and that person returned and told him that Ibn Jamil, Khalid bin Al-Walid, and Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib had refused to give Zakat." The Prophet said, "What made Ibn Jamll refuse to give Zakat though he was a poor man, and was made wealthy by Allah and His Apostle ? But you are unfair in asking Zakat from Khalid as he is keeping his armor for Allah's Cause (for Jihad). As for Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib, he is the uncle of Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) and Zakat is compulsory on him and he should pay it double."

Since charitable organization in the U.S. are basically involved in collecting the zakat, and this zakat is not merely a charitable tax, since the Quran requires that the zakat be used as well to finance the needs of those who are involved Jihad, ot os hardly unreaonable to freeze the assets of these organizations involved in sedtious behavior. It is an abuse of the laws of this nation and an abuse of its hospitality to use it in this manner.




Terrorist groups rely on contributions from wealthy religious conservatives in the Persian Gulf as well as from money diverted from the zakat -- the mosque collection plate -- on several continents. Money is often funneled through reputable charities into the hands of operatives. For instance, the World Trade Center bombing was financed through money coming from the Alkifah Refugee Center in Brooklyn. And the system of funneling money through charities has improved greatly since then.

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MAQSOOD AHMED FROM PAKISTAN said:
To whom it may concern!
Salaam & Dua!
It is a lovely site,which I have ever seen.My Allaha help u to update it regularly(Aamin).
Khuda hafiz,
Maqsood
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ABDULLAH FROM USA said:
IT'S A REAL SHAME AND A REAL AGAINST ISLAM AND MUSLIMS IN A CLEAR WAY. ALL THE MUSLIMS HAVE THE DUTY TO STAND UP TO DEFEND THEIR CIVIL LIBERTIES AND FREEDOM AND DIGNITY. THE U.S. IS SHOWING THE WHOLE WORLD THAT IN IT'S POLICY IT DOESN'T CARE ABOUT MUSLIMS IN THIS COUNTRY AND HOW MUSLIMS ARE TREATED IN THIS COUNTRY.
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EAMON GHAZIASKAR FROM U.S.A. said:
i as a muslim am convinced now more than evr that this is a war against islam. freezing the assets of the holy land foundation, a charity that is achieving one of the 5 pillars of islam, during the month of ramadan shows that the united states has no respect or consideration for islam. in addition to this, middle-easterners, muslims, and arabs are currently being targeted by racial profiling despite denials from leaders of homeland security enforcment run by the united states government. the united states says that this is not a war against islam but the line is drawn there. they can say that but they can't show it. pausing the bombing during fridays showed nothing. the united states is targeting middle-easterners and muslims as a part of their racial profiling and have continued the war against islam during the month of ramadan, this is simply outrageous to all muslim americans. to convince us that this is not a war against our religion the united states must change their ways in my opinion.
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THE FACT FROM USA said:
The occult cabalists have destroyed spirituality in the West and rendered Christianity impotent. The Churches have been transformed into propaganda institutions, run by pro-Zionist, politically-correct charlatans to manufacture consent and support the status quo, which is total domination of the society by secular Zionists and their elk to rule over the world and suck its resources dry.

The only way the oligarchic elite can control the spectator, distracted mobs is by depriving them of any spiritual connection with God, divide them by promoting individualism (euphemism for selfishness and greed), and dissolve their morality.

A politician will not simply sell his conscience and the interests of his people for leftovers if he or she knew that definitely one day they will stand accountable for their actions before God.

Islam has been the target of systematic, vicious attacks by those cabalists because it's the last heavenly bastion, the last true faith in God, and the only remaining obstacle to their total world hegemony. Islam is the only faith that challenges their insidious plans; that's why it must be destroyed. Islam awakens the mobs and obliterates their self-degrading belief that they're just Darwinian, Freudian animals. Islam revives the precious soul in us, which Satan refused to bow to and insisted that our father Adam was just an animal. Those cabalists are perpetuating Satan's creed.

The West is in bad need for divine guidance in this age of loneliness, spiritual deprivation, and abject materialism. This is the role of Islam, and the biggest nightmare of the Zionist Establishment is for the West to embrace it, because it will mean the end of their savage rule.
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SABAH FROM US said:
Is this the democracy you are killing people for? Terrorizing humanitarian organizations at home, and dropping bombs with food in Afghanistan. Where is the America that we love and stand for?

TELL ME, WHO IS THE TERRORIST NOW..
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SABINA PERVAZ FROM UK said:
I feel that the actions of the US government at this time are not only unjust and unfair but also undemocratic. How can they seize the assets of a charity and claim it is because of terrorism even though they have no proof. Is this the democracy they belive in? If the US really is as committed to peace and justice as it claims then it should rightfully give the Palestine people back what is rightfully theirs. Maybe they should realise injustice breeds terrorism and to tackle injustice will end terrorism. What is the US policy on terrorism does it ultimate aim to target every single muslim in the world because it believe ultimatly all muslims have the ability to become terrorists???? SHAME ON U AMERICA
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JAWAD FROM PAKISTAN said:
>Why was it ok for Muslims to establish Pakistan >by separating from (Hindu) India, but the Jews >are not allowed a country of their own? The Jews >have lived in the middle east for thousands of >years.

Well the politics of that region were very different if you read the whole story, so this is not a good analogy. I dont want to go in details, that would take a book.

>There has never been a Palestinian nation, so >why are Palestinians more entitled to the land >the Jews?

Well :) i have heard that a lot of times. Even though I dont agree with this argument as well but I will respond with an analogy anyway. Before british americans came to america, the red indians were living here. But they killed all of them after eating thanksgiving dinner. So according to you, it would be right to give them back this land AND LEAVE america?

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GREG GOLDE FROM USA said:
Why was it ok for Muslims to establish Pakistan by separating from (Hindu) India, but the Jews are not allowed a country of their own? The Jews have lived in the middle east for thousands of years.
There has never been a Palestinian nation, so why are Palestinians more entitled to the land the Jews?
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ESTHER FROM USA said:
I do not hate Muslims, nor do I want any of you to become Christians. However, I will not back up anyone that kills people because they are from another religion. In a earlier post I gave examples of this. When the Serbs were killing Muslims for no reason I did not in any way stand behind the Serbs. If Bush is a Christian then he should protect the Christians at all cost. And since he is the President he has the obligation to protect all Americans at all cost.
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WASABI FROM TAIWAN said:
Let me see if I have this right..
Everything is the fault of the United States and Israel. Israel must be destroyed. Anybody who is not a Muslim is an unbeliever and must be conquered. It is good to use the resources of any unconquered state to destroy that state.

Have I got it right? What do I win?
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YAQUB said:
American Muslim groups endorsed Bush. What were they thinking? Did they really think he'd sacrifice the support of the Zionist Lobby when the going got tough?
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ATIQUE FROM UK said:
well it is war against islam give it whatever name u like. muslims themselves are to be blamed.
so many innocents were massacred during the month of ramadan and muslim countries were afraid even to raise their voices.it makes me doubt the very credentials of this religion.
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MOHD ABID HUSSAIN FROM INDIA said:
The foundation is a humanitarian organization.The frozen assets belonged not to HLF, but to the entire Muslim community who help poor and orphan but any terrorist activities President bush must reconsider his decision to freez the assets of Hlf otherwise it will give impressions that this is not the war against terrirsm but its war against islam.
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ZAHARI FROM MALAYSIA said:
money to Jewis ??? Jewis don't need money from Muslim. They have more than enough fund on hand.
Israel has their own nuclear weapon. That mean they have a lot of money to built that kind of machine. Whereas Muslim still struggling to improve ourselves.
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A. KASHAM FROM USA, MI said:
I find Bush's move to be extremely disturbing. Similar accusations of the Holy Land Foundation came out soon after Sept. 11 and nothing came about then because nothing could be found against them. If we can't help the children of Palestine who will?
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ASIM KHAN FROM USA said:
How do you know who we give the money to or not, maybe we do send it to israel orphans, maybe not. We dont cal terrorists heroes but we dont praise the barbaric government of israel either which is full of Racism, and it os our obligation to help our people in need first. Alah hu Akbar
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YISRAEL BARSUK FROM USA said:
I APPEAL TO YOUR JUST AND GENEROUS ORGANIZATION TO ALSO DONATE FUNDS TO THE HUNDREDS OF JEWISH ORPHANS IN THE HOLY LAND OF ISRAEL -THESE JEWISH CHILDREN HAVE BECOME ORPHANS BY VIRTUE OF YOUR MUSLIM SUICIDE BOMBERS WHOM YOU CALL FREEDOM-FIGHTERS/MARTYRS AND HEROES! WHAT SAY YE CHILDREN OF ISHMAEL?
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NASSER HUSSEIN FROM U.K. said:
The ban on HLF is totally dismaying. This act clearly shows the war is really against Muslims and Islam. Why target Muslim charities? So that the poor muslims who rely on this charities can be cut off from every need for their survival.

Pressure must be put on the USA and western powers to end this banning of charities. Other wise each and every muslim institution shall be targetted.

Muslim countries support is very essential, as their voice shall be clearly and loudly heard.

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ABDUL said:
If you never thought that this war was againts Islam which started years ago, and that it is just getting to another phase, you need to wake up.

The Qur'an tells you but we don't pay heed to it :
"They (Jews and Christians) will never never be satisfied with you until you take their way of life ( meaning give up Islam)." With the influence of Islam growing over that last several years, that is a major concern to them.
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JOSEPH AHMED BLISTERKIN FROM INDIA said:
I believe that the ban on the HLF is unfair and unjust. Now, Mr.Bush can never look into the eye and tell a muslim that this is not a war against Islam. Eventhough I did suspect the war on "terrorism" as just another way at getting richer, it is now getting disturbingly clear that it is indeed a war on Islam. Mr.Bush and his friends have tried their level best in discouraging Muslims from defending their faith by sowing seeds of hatred between Afghanis and other muslims who had come to help them... now I hope and Pray to almighty God that the Zionists including Mr.Bush will not dissuade Muslims from helping their unfortunate brethern through other means. May Allah unite us all Muslims no matter how mush the disbelievers hate it!
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RUQIYAT FROM ENGLAND said:
As a muslim it pains me to hear about freezing muslim charities assests. Keep the campaign going and never give up. I will like to donate some money, where would i send a cheque or postal order. May Allah continue to bless us all. Peace to all nations of the world. Perhaps one day, president Bush might think twice, but i wonder if he ever has the chance to sit down and think to make wise decisions.
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HARUN FROM USA said:
Estafurilallah hulazim.
The freezing of assests of charitable Islamic organizations only intensifies the discontent with of Muslim Americans with America's policies. This breeds distrust and coupled with the arrests of hundreds of innocent brothers and sisters it brings it to a domestic level never seen before. Does the American government think they can continue with this injustice? Are they fooling themselves to think that ignorance will prevail over truth. They can run rampantly around the world and subjugate people to injustice but when they start doing it domestically it becomes much harder to conceal it through the well crafted propaganda machine. Think peace not violence and injustice. May Allah forgive us all and guide us on the sirat al mustaqeem.
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RACHID FROM AMSTERDAM said:
Assalamu alikum

On this moment we moslims are weak, even with so many moslims around the world. It is the faith in many moslims which is weak. Everywere in the world Islam is under attack, even in Holland. We must fear only ALLAH (SWT), not bush or someone else. They are using tools like music, movies, materialism, entertainment to brainwash the moslims. We must spend more time for our faith in ALLAH (SWT) only then he will guid us into the light. Asalamu alaikum my brothers.
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IMRAN FROM US said:
This is a deliberate attack on one of the pillars of Islam. What if they next try to close mosques by falsely linking to terrorism or stops from going to Haj by claiming that Saudi Arabia is a terrorist state?? I never thought this war will be on Islam - but now it seems that this so called war on terrorism is on the Islam.
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AFROZALI FROM INDIA said:
sir
gerorge bush ,dont be to harsh to the muslim community since we muslim and xians from the same origin that is the umaith of adam
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JAWID FROM US said:
I can not beleive how the American goverment is dealing with th terrorist situation. Targeting Muslim organization is absoluotly a crime to the MUSLIMs and humanity. Many are getting killed and starving. Yet our goverment still has not relized this. They must think once again at what they are doing. Mabey open their minds.
May Allah swt guide us all,
Ameen
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AZHAR FROM AUSTRALIA said:
USA saying that it is OK for ISRAEL to kill Muslims but it is a crime to kill ZIONIST.

What do you except from the country that support Zionist regime that is killing & oppressing muslims (children, women, elderly & unarmed men) everyday, destroying Palestians lifehood, humiliating Palestians daily and stealing Palestian land & water for decades? Also support Arab regime/dictator and assist them in suppression any opposition from their citizen so that the Arab regime stay supportive to USA(For Oil) and indirectly assist Israel regime safety by making Arabs fighting/mistrust each other.

DIVIDE & RULE - standard policy USA (assisted by Israel) in Middle East. They will not allow any Arab/Muslim countries to be united or stronger. Because it will not at their advantage.

GULF WAR TRUTH & LIES - Please refer to Time Magazine special article in 1996.
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ASIYA FOSTER FROM USA said:
As a young muslim college student, I agree that the vehicle by which muslims fulfill their duty of charity should not be deterred becuase of supposed accusations. But let it be known to all those who stand in the way of true believers: Muslims will not relinquish their belifs becuase of obstacles that are put in their way. We will not stop in feeding the needy and sheltering the homeless becuase some belive we are commiting clandestine terrorist attacks.As muslims we must remember that the voices of the oppresed are heard. So speak out.


















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YAHYA FROM USA said:
i think that our governement is making the big mistake by freesing the money of organisations that help poor and needy people..plz brothers don't give up lets make every body know the truth,and allah bless you
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AMIR KAMOUNEH FROM USA said:
As an American muslem, increasingly, I feel uncomfortable with my government's positions in this 'war against terrorism'. More and more it seems to be waging a war on Muslems and not on terrorism. The administration's policies seem to be formulated with no input from the American muslem comunity and no regard for our concerns. However, many of these policies adversely impact us. As voters we will get our chance to get our voice heard during the next election.
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AHSAN FROM USA said:
Islam teaches and supports humanity rather than terrorism. Our government agencies should only target terrorists not relief agencies.
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FAREED FROM USA said:
Thousands of Bush(es) came before him and will come in future. They kill the physical body of muslims but not their souls.
Islam did not came to end but it came to stay and finish the darkness of the world. People will die of hunger, poverty, wars etc. but muslims will arise again and again to support for the just cause in every century.
May Allah MAKE Mr. BUSH a muslim, then he will realise, what Islam means. If Allah wills, HE will make him Muslim. Ameen.
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MOHSIN SHEIKH FROM UK said:
Please stop blaming Mr Bush. We, the Moslems, should really be pointing the finger at ourselves. We are strong yet weak, we are educated yet ignorant, we are rich yet greedy.
Just look at are so-called rich Arab brothers--
living a life of fantasy beyond their means!
They do not give a damn about thier not so
well-off brothers. Look at what the Israelis have
managed to achieve. They have turned the desert
green! Historically they have always had an UNSTABLE administration and yet the world believes there is democracy in the country.
Perhaps we should take a leaf from their book and adopt similar practices. Then, and only then,
the global community will take note and respect us. Insha-Allah!
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DEBRA FROM USA said:
What cracks me up the most about this biased decision Mr. Bush made is this: if the HLF assets were indeed used for terroists and the HFL pulls in about 13 million a year ---wouldn't one conclude that Palestinians would have better means of defending themselves than using dug up bombs? With millions of dollars we would be seeing missles, rockets, etc.




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MUSA TOLIAHATUDEEN FROM NIGERIA said:
I read the news online and I was really ticked off by the opaque decision of the Bush's administration to freeze the assets of HLF because the President in his irrational wway of thinking thought it (HLF) was the moving force behind the several attacks said to have been carried out by Hamas in the Middle east renewed onslaught. I feel that President Bush should have exercise restraint before taking a decision that would ultimately tell on the fragile peace being enjoyed by the population of the United States. I sincerely hope president Bush would caution himself or better still be called to order because the breakneck speed at which he is going may as well be a crash in disguise. Already there is lack of justice back at home while Bush is pushing further his campaign against Afghanistan. The way and manner Bush is going about the war against terrorism, he might end up achieving nothing but disgrace and a peaceless world.
I therefore urge president Bush to rescind his decision by unfreezing the assets of HLF. It would only be in the interest of peace. Presently, some 600 American Muslims are have been detained at wake of the September 11 attack on WTC and the Pentagon without trial.
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IBN ALSULAYMANI FROM USA said:
ASSALAMUALIKUM
WALAHAWLA WALAQUWATA ILLAH BILLAH
I DONT UNDERSTAND WHATS GOIN ON. BUSH TELLS US THAT ITS NOT A WAR AGAINST ISLAM BUT A WAR AGAINST TERRORISM. THATS UBSURD. THEY WANT ISLAM TO ADOPT NEW IDEAS SO THAT IT CAN BECOME "REFORMED". THATS WHAT MAKES ISLAM SPECIAL, IS THAT IT WAS NEVER REFORMED. WE MUST STICK TOGETHER THROUGH THICK AND THIN. AND ALLAH WILL GUIDE US. THE MOTTO THEY USE IS DIVIDE AND CONQUER. DONT LET THEM DIVIDE US.
WASSALAM
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SAM FROM USA said:
THE FREEZING OF THE ASSETS OF THE H.L.F DURING THE MONTH OF RAMADAN IS AN AFFRONT TO ALL MUSLIMS. THE BUSH REGIME COULD HAVE TAKEN THIS ACTION AT ANY TIME BUT IT WAITED UNTIL RAMADAN TO ACT AGAINST THE H.L.F. WHAT THIS GOVERNMENT WAS TRYING TO TELL THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY WAS THAT WE CAN TAKE ANY ACTIONS AGAINST YOU TO THE POINT OF YOUR INABILITY TO PRACTICE ONE OF THE PILLARS OF YOUR FAITH. ANOTHER MESSAGE THAT IT'S SENDING TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IS THAT ITS ABOUT TIME THAT YOU STOP GIVING MONEY TO ANY MUSLIM ORGANIZATION THAT WAS IN THE BUSINESS OF HELPING MUSLIMS OVER SEAS AND THAT THE MONEY NEEDS TO DRY UP TO PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO UPLIFT WHILE THE U.S GOV'T HAS BEEN TRYING TO KEEP DOWN FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS. THE FINAL MESSAGE THE BUSH REGIME SENT TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY WAS THAT WE KNOW YOU ARE NOT SAFE OVER SEAS FROM OUR DESIGNS AND BOMBS BUT THAT THE MUSLIMS HERE SHOULD NOT START FEELING SAFE EITHER.
ALL OF THIS CAME ABOUT DUE TO THE PRESSURE OF THE ISREALIS IN THE U.S. ALL OF THESE ACTIONS ARE PART OF A GLOBAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISLAM. THIS GLOBAL CAMPAIGN INCLUDES ELIMINATING ANY MUSLIM VOICES FOR JUSTICE, GOING AFTER MUSLIM N.G.O'S THAT COLLECT MONEY TO UPLIFT MUSLIMS A ROUND THE WORLD TO AN EQUAL LEVEL WITH THE WEST, AND TO SUPPORT DESPOTS IN THE MUSLIM LANDS TO POLICE ANYONE THAT SHOULD BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO ASK FOR DEMOCRACY.
THE MUSLIMS BODY IS WOUNDED SEVERAL PLACES AND ITS BLEEDING FROM THOSE WOUNDS AND WHEN SOME WOUNDS HEAL NEW WOUNDS OPEN UP TO BLEED THE MUSLIM WORLD BODY.
HOW LONG ARE THESE CRIMES AGAINST THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY GOING TO CONTINUE? WHEN WILL THE SLEEPING GIANT WAKE UP? ALL I KNOW THAT ALL OF THESE TESTS AND IN THE END THE MUSLIMS WILL DEFEAT THE EVIL ONES.
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MUHAMMAD SALEEM IQBAL FROM CANADA said:
Muslims will be targeted continuously untill they will be united.If at least ten thousads muslims come out on the roads for their rights that will be muslims first victory in north America. But unfotunately muslims don't follow Islam and Quran.
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TOM FROM USA said:
We shouldn't expect too much form Bush, his conservative Christians and his Jews friends, nor we should be angry at them. Unless it is God's will, they will never be satisfied with Muslims. We should be upset with ourselves, with our Rich Arab nations who are yet to awake. They should be the ones who should be dropping food to Afghans. They should be the ones who should be helping Palastinian orphans. They should be the influecing power and a support to oppessing people. Yet we are all asleep. May all Allah help and strenght us to stand and fight for justice. Amen!
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AISHAH ARIS FROM AUSTRALIA said:
I too am appalled by the freezing of the Holy Land Foundation assets. It is most unjust when no concrete evidence is provided to proof that HLF's assets are being used to fund militant groups in Palestine. And to make matters worse, this freezing of assets coincides with the holy month of Ramadan when millions of Muslims around the world carry out their obligation to make zakat. I totally agree that regardless of the intentions of the US government, this may have counterproductive effects towards Muslims around the world as I personally who is for anti-terrorism am starting to feel that it is an unjust move to freeze the HLF as this organization symbolizes the Islamic faith of the Muslim community in the US. May truth prevail and bring an end to this injustice. Ameen.


Wassalam,
Aishah Aris
Melbourne
Australia
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KK FROM SWEDEN said:
This clearly shows that US is an anti-muslim state.
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ALEX FROM US said:
This shows after all this war is NOT on terrorism but on ISLAM.
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NAIYER HABIB FROM CANADA said:
I agree with the stand by the Muslim organisation. Let not Muslims be victims as innocent western Japanese at Pearl Harbour incidence.
We chose to live in the west not free but contributed to the development of the west as any sincere citizen.
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S. A. FROM PALESTINE said:
This should not be a surprise to any of the Muslims or the Muslims leaders who are fooled by the empty statement and the false promises of Gorge Bush and his government at the time of the elections first, and when he said that the war is on terror and not on Islam or Muslims second. Its time for the Muslim leaders to stand for this pro-Israeli government who are willing to destroy this country in the name of the war on terrorism. A war directed towards Muslims, Muslim countries, and Muslim organizations everywhere is another crusade against Islam and Muslim and can't be justified. It's the truth and anybody thinks otherwise is one of three, a fool or a coward or a hypocrite.
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SAM FROM GERMANY said:
Yet another injustice to muslims - US has lost the right to talk about justice and equility. It only delivers the interests of pro-israeli groups, no matter those interests are fair or right.
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GASAN FROM AUSTRALIA said:
Salamu Allaikum

Bismi Illah Al Rahman Al Raheem

Ask yourselves dear brothers and sisters fil Islam - ARE YOU READY TO DIE FROM THIS TEMPORARY LIFE IN DEFENCE OF GOD'S (SWT) TRUTH, AND PLAN? While you are walking down the street doing charity you are killed by unbeliveres for your faith!

Only God (SWT) knows the truth, but to my humble human eyes it seems like the innocent and just are being attacked in their homes doesn't it? Palesitne, US, Afghanistan etc.

May God guide us to strive in defence of truth, fearless of mere death at the hands of mortals, everknowing the reward that awaits the righteous, and reward us (all righteous mankind) with peace and blessings in this life and the hereafter.

When the righteous overcome the evil they must fight even harder to stay on the straight path or they will succombe to evil and lose God's Grace and incur the wrath.

Just look at the children of Israel today. Lost in the wilderness of Europe, suffered the wrath of God (holocaust), recevied Forgiveness, Grace and Blessings by being brought to the land of plenty (Palestine). Surely the wrath of God will descend on them. We should place trust in our creator.

Are they sharing the land of plenty?
Are they grateful to God?
Are they causing unification or division of mankind?
Are they just and fare to fellow human beings?
Are they fighting for truth, peace and justice for all men? Only Allah knows the truth.

This is the battle of Good and Evil. Which side are you on?

Have we of muslim heritage incured the wrath of God on us for our lazy attitude towards his calling and message?

I urge all God fearing humans to read the Kuran (the calling) and read the Kuran again, pray and ask for guidance.
Dear God please forgive me if I have strayed from the path and return me to the path ,and purify my intentions at all times.

If you give us power dear God we will hold it in trust and use it for Your cause. Unity of creation
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MAMDOUH FROM USA said:
i allawys donate to any person deseve it whatever this person is chrisan or juwish but mr.bush changed my mind
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SERHAT KHAN FROM USA said:
When will the United Stands stand up for what her forefathers envisioned during her creation. When will it stand on the side of moraliy and righteousness instead of being pressured by other anti-Muslim groups. As a Muslim I am shocked by this action of freezing the assets of one of the most benevolent and effective Charity groups around the world. Ramadan is an important months for Muslims and a good chunk of charity donations come in this month.

Please remove this ban so that poor kids can have food on their table. Why should the sins of the fathers be visited upon the sons?? Hunger does not have a culture or a political motive. I urge President Bush and other political leaders to take a stand for truth, justice and humanity and stop this gross injustice committed on the hungry mouths around the world.

The war on terror is justified but depriving kids of food is worse then terror, oppression or even genocide as hunger speaks a universal language, PAIN!
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ASLAM FROM USA said:
80% of palestenians support killing innocent women and children. They deserve to die an ugly death.
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ONDRE JONES said:
George Bush isn't even suppossed to be President.
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UKMUSLIM FROM UK said:
assalamu alaykum
indeed it is so unjust,
1st they destroy our protectors our soldiers of allah,
now they take the food out of our most needy,
what more humiliation can we take b4 there is som end to this
imperial capitalism of kafir?
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YUSUF HAKEEM FROM AUSTRALIA said:
The solution: have more dinners with George Bush so he can tell you how much he respects Islam. Maybe you can appear on Larry King and grovel some more.

Muslims: your silence on Afghanistan has exposed your weakness and fear of persecution, so now you will now be ripped apart by the zionist machinery of America, which even now mocks you and calls you a 'paper tiger'.

May Allah give us courage in the coming darkness.
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KOWSAR MOHAMUD FROM USA said:
I am so hurt by this, it's like butcher Sharon is not hurting enough the palestinian childer so America will finish what ever is left. I don't know what to think any more, I used to think America is fare and just. Now I can't even give "sadaqa" because acording to America I became a terrorist.What is next?
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AISHA FROM PLANET EARTH said:
What is next, the government will ban us, muslims from giving charity?

I think its time we Muslims woke up from our sleep, be united and take a stand.

Lets pray this Ramadan that Allah take away cowardice from our hearts and make us firm in our Faith in Allah(SWT)

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ABDUL HAMEED FROM USA said:
I consider this an attack on Muslims internationaly.I strongly recomend that brothers and sisters all over the world reconsider where their funds are deposited.
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IRFAN FAZLI FROM CANADA said:
Yet another hipocratic step by US. They are pushing us to react and wallah, they are not aware what they are asking for.
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KEVIN CLYDE BRADLEY FROM USA said:
Anyone like myself that belives " there is no God apart from God and Muhummad is the messenger of God" and does not believe our religion is under attack needs to wake up a lttle bit. Islam is a way of life my way of life and I dispise ignorance and injustice and the US pratices both in regards to the so-called "Muslim World" and muslims here in America. The idea that they muslim groups here in America supports terrorits is absurd. True, there may be individuals that do, but whole orgainzations is doubtful. This imperialistic government must be shaken up peacefully and soon by Muslims around this nation. Because our way of life to some extent is in jeopardy.
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TAREQ KHEDIR AL-TAIE FROM UNITED STATES said:
Salam Alaykum,
This is absolutely intolerable! Our brothers
and sisters give their time and energy to this
organization so that we can make a positive
initiative for our people and expand our Deen.
I ask Allah to grant those people the victory
just as Allah promised us and I ask Allah to
punish those people who seek to impede His
law, they are weak and ignorant fools to
actually believe they can cease Allah's Plan
from coming to term.
Muslims, brothers and sisters everywhere,
use your hands and your pens, use your
tongues and your hearts to pave the way for
the establishment of our Deen and Islam's
reign. Be kind and gentle just as our Prophet,
upon him be peace, did. Be fearless of this
worldly home and be fearful of Allah, for He is
the Giver of Life and the Bestower of Death.
We must always remember that Allah sees
what others do not and hears what others
can't. Clean and purify your intention, it is
before any struggle that we have with others,
that we beat, with the help of The Almighty, the
struggle within ourselves.
Write your congressman and senators,
make calls and then make more calls. Pray
and pray harder, seek refuge and forgiveness
in Allah.
For the men, boys, girls and women who
have died or been killed in the struggle
against the terror of the Zionists, I ask Allah to
give them a special place in Heaven, may they
be heavenly neighbors of our dearly beloved
Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be
with him.
I ask Allah to help us reopen the Holy Land
Foundation to serve our ummah. If there is
anything that I can do to help, don't hestitate to
let me know!!!!! Inshallah
With love and concern, Your brother
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ONDRE JONES FROM USA said:
As Salaam Walaikum,
To freeze the assets of the Holy Land Foundation (espescially during this Holy Month of Ramadan) is an Insult to Muslims all over the world. This clearly seems to be an effort for the Christian and Jewish Republicans to re-gain the millions of dollars which was lost to them during the unfortunate terror attacks. Is this a war on terror or a war on Islam? This can not happen and something has to be done.

Wa Salam,

Aqil Basim
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ALIM FROM CANADA said:
It is getting quite difficult to separate the campaign against terrorism from a crusade against Muslims. We are seeing increasing attack on the symbols of our faith, attacks on Allah Subhan wa Taa'la, on Muhammad (s.a.s), on the Qur'an, on the Deen Islam, on its institutions, and principles of our faith. Its as if there is a plan to deligitimize our rights of citizenship, to demonize our faith, to silence us and to disenfranchise all Muslims living in democracies. The blowback from this will be to radicalize many, and this would be unfortunate. We have of necessity to pursue a constructive course of action and dialogue which will demonstrate that institutions like HLF operate for no sinister purpose. Its and others like it seek only to bring relief and aid to the downtrodden who happen to be of Muslim heritage. We have to be able to create an environment in which our charitable institutions cannot be used as agents for any government's domestic or foreign policy, or to finance any groups' political aims.
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ESTELA R. JEBRIL FROM USA said:
I can't believe that the United States would resort to such low tacticts under the pressure of Jewish Lobbist. The United States does stand for freedom and this has been forgotten by freezing these assets. Charity for people in need is everybodys duty. I pray that Muslims in America join forces in a positive manner to show corrupt people in the U.S. how you truly fight for justice. I am finally finishing my education and I wish to God I had studied Telecommunications to be able to have the opportunity to have access to the media. The truth is the truth and please all Muslims in the U.S. need to be united to show how strong Islam is and how pure it is. I live in Escondido, CA and feel the more mosques need to be built in more communities. My son who is 6 years old asked me one day," why are there so many churches around?" I feel that there should be more mosques in this country of freedom of religon so that all Muslims can walk to the mosque and worship. PLease all you muslims in positions of power don't bwe afraid to speak out in this country for the rights of all muslims and american-muslims. If there can be fairness towards Islam it can be in this country. Speaking out and educating is the way to do it. Getting Islamic shows on T.V. is possible even if the media is dominated by Jews. Standing together in the name Of Islam and Allah will make anything good possible it's just a matter of getting the wheels turning and before we know everyone will see and understand Islam like they do Christianty and Judaism. All you scholars of Islam it is time to start using the media for our benifit. Yes the U.S. was attcked but it is not the first time a country has been attacked and it probabvly won't be the last this is God's world not ours and only God really knows what the future holds. But if we start using everything at our fingertips to educate people and to be more of a visual community Isalm wil been seen and sought after by all for its awsomeness&beauty.
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K.ANWAR FROM UK said:
I am very disturbed by the American Government's pro-Israil stand. I America is democracy, then they should listen to millions of people, and not just a few powerful jewish groups.
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HABIBA KADIJAH FROM USA said:
With this latest action it is becoming increasingly clear that the United States government does not respect or care about Muslims or Islam. The fact that 1,000's of muslim children all over the world will starve and perhaps die is of no consequence to the aims of the US. This is already being proven in Iraq and other muslim countries where the actions of the USA have left the people destitute in the name of "peace."

I was born in the USA. My ancestors arrived here on slave ships. The history of this country from begining to present bears proof that the United States will do anything to anyone, any people, any religion, to acheive "one world order." That charity is one of the pillars of Islam means absoutely nothing to the US. That women and children may die due to lack of food and medical care means absoutely nothing. US bombs are killing muslim women and children in Afghanistan even as I type this. Again, all in the name of "peace."

With the formation of "Homeland Security" and it's broad sweeping powers all muslims in the USA are now being targeted. The door is wide open for government to put cameras in our mosque and our homes. Monitor our mail & e-mail. Tap our phones. Take our money & other assets. Close our businesses and do whatever it wants to do to us. It does not matter if you've done anything or not and there does not have to be any proof of wrong doing. You are muslim and practice Islam that is all the evidence that is needed. This is just the begining. There is more to come.

These are my personal views regarding the events since Sept. 11. I hope I have not offended any muslim as that was not my intent.

It has been said, "There will be no greater test..." I pray that Allah be with us all.

Wassalam.

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ESTHER FROM USA said:
Shame on all of you for funding Muslims that kill others. I wonder if there is a fund for the Islamic National Front.
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ALI FARHAAD FROM USA said:
This is obviously a punitive attack on Muslim Americans. It brings the Israeli tradition of collective punishment to America albeit in a mild way (for now). If any American Muslim doubted the power of the Lobby, there can be no doubt now about their power after this incident.
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IIN_AISHA_HUSSEIN FROM USA said:
I am an Indonesian Muslim and I cannot support Mr. Bush
decision to freeze the HLF assets. This is clearly unjust
toward Muslims and only fume anger and hates in Muslims
heart toward America.
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ASHRAF AK FROM US said:
This unfortunate decision by President Bush to freeze the assets of such a noble institution as the HLF shows how forcefully the zionist muslim-hating lobby in the US affects the decisions of the US government. This became indeed a war on Islam and not on terrorism, but Inshalla I very confident, the Holy Land Foundation will be cleared of such false claims, and Allah the almight says "Inna Allaha yudafi3u 3ani Allatheena Amanu..."

We muslims will continue to support HLF
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HYAT GHADBAN FROM CANADA said:
I am no expert but as soon as I heard about the bombing in New York September 11 it was like a voice in my head repeatedly all day telling me "poor Muslims and Arabs no matter where they are" they are doomed. It is awful what happened in New York but its going to be worse for Muslims, yeah sure Bush went on publicly saying that this is not war on Islam or Muslims which I believe to be lots of bull. He and his administration were very clever indeed how they went about it. He is rounding up Muslims everywhere and jailing them; I have a gut feeling that this was in the planning before the September 11 attack on New York. God help those that they have arrested, I am sure they are not well treated. From movies that we see about how to black Americans were treated these poor Muslims now probably getting worse beatings.
Bush's is after more than the Bin Laden's and Saddam's he is after their oils and minerals and to keep Muslims in check mate. So every few years the US government decides we have had enough of this puppet, lets destroy it and make a new one. And in the name of justice they attack and kill as many innocent, poor and starving people as they can. They will finance the newly elected government t his way they are always in control and make the people believe and trust them oh those CIA they are good.

It wasn't long a go that the president of the USA compared those Talibans to Americans forefathers? And now they are evil monsters that need to be destroyed. I guess when you are the superpower you can do whatever you want. Who can fight the great US and get away with it--no one. If they (US) can do all that they certainly can freeze bank accounts and assets like the holy land foundation and others like it especially when they have Israelis telling to do so because US's main concern is keep Israel happy and sufficiently funded. You guys get started and prepare those documents to prove the innocence of the
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HAFSA FROM USA said:
I really dont think that it is right for President George Bush to freeze the assets for the charity. After all, the money is for the innocent victims who suffer from the ravages of war. These victims are families who have no food, money, or shelter. If we, the muslims dont help them, then who will?
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MARCUS FROM UK said:
U.S HAS DECLARED WAR ON THE MUSLIM WORLD IT WELL STOP THE MUSLIM HAVEING FOOD AND EVERY THING THAT A PERSON NEEDS TO SERVIVE EVEN ALLAH TELLS US NOT TO TAKE THEM AS FRIENDS AND PROTECTORS THEY WHANT ISLAM TO BE FINISED FOR GOOD BY WHATEVER MEANS
THE MUSLIM UMMAH IS WATCHING HIS BROTHER AND SISTER BEING KILLED BUT STLL MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE ENEMY OF ALLAH. MY QUESTION IS WHAT DO WE DO WHEN THIS UMMAH IS BEING KILLED BY THE KAFIRS DO WE WATCH OR ATTACK THEM ALLAH SAYS FIGHT THEM WHO FIGHT YOU PLEASE READ SURAH NISAA VERSE 75
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ZAHARI FROM MALAYSIA said:
I pray to Allah S.W.T for quick clearance on these obstruction. I hope Bush administration to re-consider in detail on their action. I thick Mr Busj is over-reacted and influence by Israel administration in their decision.

I believe that the action should be lifted since no clear evidence that this fund is used for supporting terrorist.

I would like to emphasised here that terrorist is not part of Islam. None found in Hadith and AL Quran required muslim to carried out terrorist work.

We believe that life should remain harmony and let people live peacefully.
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MUSLIMAH FROM USA said:
This is unfair to the Muslim community. Lets made our voices heard by the authorities. This is not justice. Lets unite to stand for our rights. Lets be One as God wants us to be. One Ummah and raise our voices against injust actions.

May Allah guide us to our way to peace and justice. Ameen.

Lets file a petition against it, lets fight for the right.

Ma Assalaam.
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HABIB FROM USA said:
The Government of the US is doing What Taliban did 4 months ago!! Taliban could not freez the charities funds so they put its memebers in Jail !!! The US Government is taking the same kind of action !! Then what is the difference between the uncivilized Taliban and civilized US Government??
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RIZVI FROM INDIA said:
This is totally injustice.I think Mr.Bush's
administration should seriously think before taking actions against this type of organisations
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ISA said:
Absolutely barbaric, this has to be taken to the highest levels and the decision has to be reversed, what was the money doing in US banks anyway!!!!!!
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BA IBRAHIMA FROM USA said:
Assalamu Aleykum Brothers and sisters!
I am amazed how can muslims be to beleive the words of the president and his government that "this is not a war against Islam but rather a war against terrorists." Who are the real terrorists?Honestly, I blame muslims for not being united and be so corrupted than we play with words trying to please the enemies of Islam.May ALLAH grant us long life to see where we will wind up.They cannot exterminate Islam but they can destroy muslims one by one.We will be the only losers as of result of our lack of unity of responsibility.The good news is ALLAH has said that at the end Islam will prevail with or without our help.Assalamu Aleykum!
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UMARJI MOHAMMED FROM NEW ZEALAND said:
US and Bush adminsitration is a puppet of the Israeli and Jewish lobby. The claim to be on the side of justice and fairness. This is far from the truth. It is a gutless and a coward government and society who cannot speak against injustice in Palestine. Perhaps it is withing Allah Almightys plan that it is going to be like this. We will have to have patience.
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OSMAN FROM NZ said:
First, i think that America+Israel are now waving the flag of war, to destroy the Muslim world under the name of Terror. The word of Terro is now becoming the name to identify the muslim Orgnisations and individuals. With little evdence America is taking every step to close down and destroy the lives of innocent people. There are thousnds of people who are suffering from lack of food as the result of so called frozen assets.This is going to be difficult both the world and the America if it continue this way. Thanks
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A. SALIM FROM US said:
Muslims, when are you going to realize that America and many of it's allies considers themselves at war with Islam? If this is a matter of importance or concern to you, please contact us at: [email protected] A.Salim, Editor and Chief Abdul-Talib news CA.
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AHAMED FARUK FROM BANGLADESH said:
the decesion was made by Mr Bush to freeze the assest will not bring any solution to the middle-east.it is unfair to U.S. muslim community.the Bush administration should think twice before taking such an action againest the HLF.May Allah give us courage and paitence to cope w/all things going around us.
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A CONCERNED INDIVIDUAL FROM CANADA said:
This is a direct attack on humanity. The Bush government has been supporting the Isreal's to kill the Palestinians, and no one questions that. When an organization which is owned and run by muslims clearly state that there main cause and objective is to provide food, shelter, healthcare to so many millions suffering...why is that condemed by the Bush government?...Why would an humanitarian agency support 'terrorism'. The Bush government is freezing this charities assets today...what next!...the closing down of Mosque's?....something needs to be done before it is too late.......we need to stop this systemic racism and strive to achieve peace and equality for all! may allah help in this time of tribulation.
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MOUSLIM FROM USA said:
Thank you for publishing your informative article on Mr. Bush's recent decision to freeze the assets of HLF. Let's hope that this decision was not partially if not wholly influenced by Prime Minister Sharon's short visit to Washington this past weekend. So many new developments have emerged during this past weekend, so serious that an inevitable escalation is forseen in the coming weeks. We hope that President Bush reverses his decision to allow this humanitarian intiative to continue operating in full, especially that it gets active as Zakat season is at the doors.
Salam
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MISBAH FROM USA said:
You so called Muslims Have yourselves to blame. Why should you have your money in American financial institutions in the first place? Whatever happens to Islamic banks?
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NABILA FROM USA said:
its too bad that such a horrible accusation has been put upon those who strive to do noble works. its a shame that a humanitarian organization such as this one has been put to trial with very little evidence. this shows once again that the muslim voice is weak in this country. that is unfortunate considering that there are 6 million of us here. i think we need to take a proactive stance and voice our displeasure about this latest form of descrimination. this is cruelty at its peak.
like brother ahmad arshad pointed out, i too am surprised that president bush did not investigate into this allegation further before taking such drastic measures. it is disappointing as both an american and a muslim to see such a violation of our most basic human rights.
i hope that in the future, the President gives the american muslim people a fair shake when it comes to matters such as these, otherwise we will stop believing that he is working in all of our 'best interests'.
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M KHAN FROM USA said:
I think this the conspiracy from Sharon & Benjamin, Mr Bush is very innocent and nicy person I think Mr President rethink about his decision. Charity is the mandatory for every muslims may the enemy of Islam does not like this.
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AMAL RAMADAN FROM USA said:
Assalamu Alaikum- I was deeply dissappointed upon hearing the news of the raids and of the frozen assets. I had just mailed my zakatil-fitr and a charity for my needy brothers and sisters in Palestine. Now I am worried that they might not get to feel the Joy of Ramadan and Eid because of the unjust decision made by President Bush. I just can't wait to hear an apology from President Bush for these false allegations and the marring of the Islamic and Muslim image. May Allah Bless u all for ur hard work, wa jazakum Allah kul khair!
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AHMAD ARSHAD FROM PAKISTAN said:
I am surprised that President Bush took such a step without much proof. I hope that he opens his eyes and realizes what he is doing. Its a dilemma for Muslims all over that they are being stepped over by everyone and anyone and no one is there to stop them. Truely, Allah's Prophet (saw) is right in his words. May Allah protect our Imaan
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AZ FROM US said:
We should all turn to Allah. Sufficient is He as our helpder. Inshallah/God willing these jakat/charity money has reached his destination which is to please Allah alone. We should not loose hope. How can a Islamic School that teaches Quran and Sunnah produce terrorist? Was the prophet Muhamad (pbuh) a terrorist? These institutions that these Islamic Charitiable organizations are supporting are trying to produce his followers. These children when they grow up will not terrorise anyone and no one needs to fear them except oppressors. If the Islamic shcool produce terrorists then Allah's is the Greatest terrorist because He will definitely put terror to the oppressors and evil doers.
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ILYAS FROM AUSTRLIA said:
If the American Muslims want to found solution they must build pro-Islamic organisation. In this way they can find solution for their problems. They must be togather this the first thing, because Allah said if you hold your hands together Allah will run onto you.
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HAIDER HIZBOLLAH FROM SINGAPORE said:
how long must we wait and watch as Bush and his terrorist counterparts continue their crusade against muslims? i feel that Bush thinks that not all muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists all muslims.
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MOHAMMAD QASEM FROM USA said:
This is the final proof that the war that this idiot in the white house is waging, is not against terrorism. His war is clearly against Islam and the will of all Muslims.
This is a proof that the resident of PA Ave, is a total idiot. He does what the lobby groups tell his advisors. Those advisors prove to be more retarded than their president.
I can't wait to the year 2004, when I will help to put Hillary Clinton in his seat, stick ... in his ... and ship him to his cows and oil field.
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ABDUL HAQQ MUHAMMAD FROM USA said:
as usual the pro-israel - jewish lobby is now having a field day by forcing the weak minded, and bigoted political vultures to bow to their pressures and they are duping the world in general & the american public in particular to side with their agenda which is not "the war on terrorism", but in fact is their "war on islam & muslims" w. bush should never have been elected.
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NADIR HASAN FROM USA said:
As-Salaam-Alaikum!

I totlally agree with the position of National Muslim Organizations and will forward this position to my congressional representatives and the White House.

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MARTHA FROM DALLAS said:
This is a clear attack towers Islam and Muslims. Who wants to cover their ears and eyes???

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TAMIM ISLAM FROM USA said:
American Muslims are a long way to go to establish themselves as a powerfull community. The road is rough, the obstacles are many. But, Ishallah, the future is with the righteous.
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NASSER FROM USA said:
It's very disturbing that a US president would succumb to zionist pressure and igonre the suffering og inncocent civilians in Palestine. His actions today speak very loudly about his intentions of targeting Islam and Muslims and not just terrorist. May be it is a Crusade all over again. Let this be a wake up call to all Muslims to work hard to improve theie image and teach the West the true Islam and Not the Islam the Zionist want the West to know..... Peace!
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MOHAMMED FROM AUSTRALIA said:
People should stop kidding themselves about the situations muslims are in currently. All attacks around the world, whether in Afghanistan, Palestine, Phillipines, Kashmir and the alike are an ATTACK on ISLAM not terrorist. Freezing Islamic assets is another stunt in trying to cripple the Islamic Faith. But inshallah Islam with stand strong and prove it is a peaceful religion for all
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ACCESS TO JUSTICE FROM USA said:
This is going too far , what is next , my bank account?
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