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
Topics: Family, Health, United States Of America
and stop this kill.
i pray for the palastin God protection in the hand of there enemy.
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...
I PRAY THAT HER GENTLE SOUL AND ALL THOSE WHO DIED IN THE COURSE OF PROPAGATING ISLAM REST IN PERFECT PEACE.
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
confidiamo in Allah,perch Sua sar la vittoria.
La Palestina sar libera!
Thanks A american that cares
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
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.
Your Sister in Islam,
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 !!!
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
These acts generate the terrarism in the world.
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.
at last i pray allah to help all muslims ameeen.sum ameeen
:) 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.
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?
this is so very sad and only confirms the evil of the israeli gov't with our so-called gov't complicit.
Allah give us all the courage.
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
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 !!
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.
NASR KHAN NIAZI PAKISTAN
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.
Inshaallah a day will come when palestine will see the bright-sun of an free state of their own , shining bright on their heads ,
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 .
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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".
may Allah have mercy on her and her family and on every palestinian.
May ALLAH give them some sense ..AAMMEEN!
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
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 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?
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".
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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!!!!!
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
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
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?
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.
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.
(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.
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
INSHALLAH very soon the Jews all over the world are going to meet their painfull himiliating fate.
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
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.
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.
Don't they know that truth will be known, and truth (Palestinians) WILL prosper!!!
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Bush is an Evil person who wants Palestinian people to leave the area, no love in a harden heart.
May Allah be our Guide
May Allah bless the whole family of the victim, she died as a real saheed.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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.
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
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.
Servant Of Islaam
Peace be to you
Thanks for you Islamic Information,
I hope that the Allah help you
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)).
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!!!!!
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.
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.
MAY ALLAH HELP US.
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.
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
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.