IslamiCity Essay Broadcast at National Public Radio (NPR)
(The following text is a slightly modified version of the essay broadcast at National Public Radio on April 12, 2002)
No place on earth has allowed a more dynamic and interactive global exchange of views than cyberspace. Visitors from more than 120 countries of all faiths and ideologies have been responding to the escalating crises in the Holy Land.
In the last two weeks there has been a dramatic surge in passionate discussions taking place on the message board - Many reflecting on the sufferings of the Palestinian people and demanding an end to Israeli aggressions. Many - disappointed in the role of the US government in this conflict lending it's blind support to Israel.
The discussions flared up early this week after we posted a story about the death of a 21-year old Palestinian-American who was gunned down by Israeli soldiers in Ramallah last Friday. Suraida Saleh, a Palestinian-American born in Washington DC was shot when she and her husband and nine month old baby were driving to her father's house for safety. The US State Department has yet to respond to this incident.
"Sad is an understatement." Says Ibraheem of Atlanta. He continues, "The ironic thing about the whole situation is that many Muslims believe that just because they are American citizens they will be protected by the American Government."
These past few weeks have also been a time of introspection - Muslims are debating what the larger Islamic community can do to stop the violence on both ends. Nabila of Los Angeles writes, "While I fully empathize with the suffering of Palestinians under the cruel Israeli occupation and support the fight for an independent state for Palestinians, I cannot see justification for the 'suicide' bombing and loss of innocent life.
A few days ago, IslamiCity's discussion board had this comment from a non-Muslim.
"Until the bombings and fighting stop on both sides, each group is getting what they deserve." A Muslim sharply responded:
"Without analyzing the situation in detail, to equally blame both sides is the easy way out. If peace has to come to the Middle East, Israel has to bring it. How can Palestine offer peace when its people are expelled from their homes and their homes are demolished? How can Palestine offer peace if Israeli forces are constantly engaged in humiliating the Palestinians? How can Palestine offer peace when the innocent are being shot dead?
In the midst of the chaos and charged emotions the desire for peace is expressed in a poll at IslamiCity, which asks how the current crises may be best resolved.
Among the five options given for this question - Saudi Peace Plan, UN Resolutions, US Mediation, Oslo Accords and more War & Conflict - The majority of the people, 45%, selected the Saudi Peace Plan as the best option, 24% of the vote is spread over the other peace initiatives and the remainder chose to predict more War & Conflict.
Jews and Muslims have lived side by side in peace for centuries so why is there so much conflict between us now. After all there is so much in common between Islam and Judaism and there is so much opportunity for peace. Prophet Moses is among the most respected Prophets and is the most mentioned prophets in the Quran.
Back in Ramallah, the family of Palestinian-American Suraida Saleh say they had to temporarily bury her body in the parking lot of the local hospital since the morgue was overflowing with bodies. Hardly any attention was given to this incident by the US press and US Government.
We too believe that justice will prevail and the truth will be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. We believe it is the hope and aspiration of humanity that the guarantees provided by the American constitution will be realized by all people struggling for freedom.
Today, I rest my case to the Divine and ask Him, the Almighty, for a speedy and miraculous intervention that will lead to just peace for all.
Topics: Conflicts And War
I do think it is bizzare and unfair that US Government ignoring the brutality of Isreal and constantly blaming Palestine. Whenever I think about the people inPalestine, Afghanistan and in other places where innocents are being humiliated and murdered everyday, it hurts my feelings, but I feel helpless. I do not know what to do. I feel that I cannot do anything but pray for them.
Please let us all Muslims unite save the Holy Land, We will be questioned by Allah what we were doing while the Holy Land and it`s people were destroyed. We are ready for Jihad, but where do we start from? The Borders are closed.
OF AMERICAN CITIZENS,OBIOUSLY THE MUSLIMS ARE THE
LOWER CLASS WITH NO EQUAL RIGHT.
THAT'S SAD!!! IT'S HAPPENING IN U.S.A
``````````!!! THIS WAR IS STILL ACTIVE
``````````!!! SOME GUYS DO NOT WANT PEACE.....
It is the time to unit the ummah and play a very diplomatic role for the economical and petro blockage to these countries who are helping to Israeel. If a muslim state just hide a muslim criminal it became a matter of UNO resolution and when the same UNO resolution is passed against Israeel, where is the peace lover to follow it by force. The Pelestinauan are draged out from their home and being occupied by other country, if they ressits it, it is a terror. Why cant this 21st century people think that, why the people are killing themselves. This has a specific reason. Let the occupation is over than any one has a right to say that stop resistance. This all is hapening because we have lost our strong faith in the oneness of the Allah. Let join ourselves and use our minimum available resources infront of economical and commericial blockag. It is the big muslim countries who contribute a lot into it.
May the Allah help us
PARTICULARLY THIS TREND IS BECOMING DEEPER AFTER SEP 11, I THINK MUSLIM LEADRES IN USA WILL HAVE TO DEVISE MEANS AND METHODS TO TELL THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE OF THE CONFLICT TO AMERICAN MASS.
your brother in Islam Abdul Hamid U.Bamba.
a friend of mine said it was due to the inherant gene deficienvy of muslims over the world.
it is because they have never contributed the science, litterature, humanities. All they do is drink Jewish blood.
strange insn't it!!!
We must be active in our concern and powerful with our nonviolence.
I pray for those in Phiilistine. My heart breaks for them a little more each day. I worry because I see a fitna arising amoung the muslims that surrounds the issue of Philisitine.
I am a Master's student in Political Science, who is married to a Philistinan. It would be an understatement to say that I advently watch and read what is going on in Philisitine and the Muslim community.
Seventeen years ago when I converted to Islam, I was amazed at the tolerance of Qu'aranic teachings. I was even further amazed at how Muslims were able to practice this tolerance amounst themselves and non muslims as well. I see that tolerance dying a very violent death everyday.
I see Muslims who are no longer attending Juma because they cannot express their feelings and ideas on the religious and political issues and ramifications of Philisitine with out being at least verbally accousted, some times it even verging upon physical retribution. I hear MUslims saying that if you believe in a solution to the problems affecting all Muslims that is different than theirs it is because of your being unknowledgable as Muslims. What is frightening is that your lack of knowledge is often blamed on your nationality or your gender. I see Muslims unable to symphatize with the problems that affect other Muslims, because it is obvious their particular(national problem) is the more important to settle. I hear Muslims say they are often afraid to speak in the mosque or community to other s for fear of being ostrosized or verbally (physically) attacked.
When did we lose our tolerance? When did we forget that we are all here to worship Allah? That he did not create one culture for MUslims, despite the fact we all practice one faith.
I fear we have lost an important aspect of our faith. That aspect that has not only to do with how we resolve our mutual promblems amounst Muslims, but how we treat one another as we go along the way. I fear we destroy ourselv
security for either until Israel completely evacuates its
settlements in Palestinian territories, ends its military
occupation, and returns to its pre-1967 borders.
We call upon Israel:
to agree to the immediate establishment of an international peacekeeping force in the occupied territories to protect civilians from violence by the Israeli military and settlers;
to cease building or expanding settlements as a first step toward their complete evacuation.
As U.S. taxpayers, we
call upon the U.S. government:
to suspend military aid to Israel, which is used to maintain the occupation, until Israel withdraws completely from the occupied territories;
to reduce economic aid to Israel by the amount spent on maintaining the settlements until all are evacuated;
.to redirect this reduction of economic aid toward reconstructing the devastated infrastructure of Palestine.
We urge Israel to acknowledge that it bears significant historical responsibility for the dispossession of the Palestinian people, and to work toward a just solution to the plight of Palestinian refugees.
Finally, we call upon the
Palestinian Authority to make every effort to curtail acts of violence against civilians in Israel.
Israel's security policies harm all the peoples of the Middle East and
make Israel less secure, not more.
THERE CAN BE NO PEACE
I'm saddened by the above statement made by a so called Muslim and wonder what type of a Muslim he or she is. To blame both sides eaqually, after seeing all that is happening and calling your self a Muslim. As far as solving the problem, the best way out is Jihad, no Saudi plan or UN plan is good enough. The Saudi Monarch is stupid to offer a peace plan at this juncture, whey the Jews are killing thousands of innocent Muslims. What was the responce of the Jews to this peace offer - they invaded Palesting and killed thousands of innocent Muslims, they spat (on our faces) at the Saudi offer. The Monarch should feel ashamed of himself. Is he trying to appease the Jews and the Americans - so that they will make him a Monarch - Has he forgotten everything is from Allah alone, that he goes begging to these people. Today the Muslim world is suffering due to our selfish and Munafiq leaders that we have. We should first pray to Allah to give us good leaders, leaders like Rasool-Allah (SAW) and his noble companions - especially like Abu-Baker - Siddiq, Omar al-Khatab - Radi-Allahu-anhu, etc.
Closing I pray for the unity of muslims and especially for our brothers in Palestine, Afghanistan, Chechen, etc.
Do you really think God thinks all this killing is justified?
I am with full hearth of sypathy to the families of my brothers overthere suffering for nothing.May Almighty Allah make Jannah the abode of the so far lost souls. Amin. UN,US and under whatever coalition they may be; they are under the extensions Jews Zionism.
for any resolution of whatever status to be successful. Let all muslim groups stops funding the arms groups let face the developmental project that will handle the well being of the Muslim and pains will subsides. Infact each day I watch it on Jewish CNN and ended up stopping there propaganda hardly will you see them showing where Israelis are buldozing houses but you only see where suicide bombers attacks.
My dear brothers, If saudis had inplemented true islam "Islam that cut across National boundaries, without boundaries, Islam that allow free Muslims anywhere they are and with other Muslim Nations in their support things would have been like this. there would have been something like Nigerian Saudis, nigerian Iraqis, nigerian Libya etc. However any attempt by Muslimto leave theirtraditional role of Hospitality for the Jews to do suvch in America they will continue to support them.
I am imploring on you big power of the Muslim world to start practising ISLAM WITHOUT BOUNDARY and for sure Muslim grievances would be reckon with not just rubished as the case of Palestinian and other places of Muslims sufferings.
I promise to add more as time permit May Allah continue to Bless you and the course of our beloved Ahmad [SAW], the family, his relatives ,companions, and the fellow Muslim brother ila yawmi l qiyahma. [amin]
Bisalaaaaaaaaam waila liqah ina,
expecting more understanding of the situations from you.
Assalamu'alaikum wa ragmatullahie wa barakatoe
The reality today is that Israel exist, and the opression against Palestinians by Israel exist. That is a fact. Unless everyone truly and honestly wants it, it is impossible to see peace in the Holy land in the near future.
Second, I would like to say that all what is happening to Muslems is a test from God to us. We have to show that we deserve to be Muslems by showing a lot of patience to all the killings and destructions we face. We also have to show insistance to protect Islam. Our fight is not just for a peice of land it is a fight for Islam the religion. God gave us this responsibility and we have to be up to it. And as God told us we will win at the end. We have to be with God for him to be with us. All we need is to be strongly attached to Koraan and Sonna other wise we will never ever win. In Lebanon we won the war against the Israilis bacause of this.
Finally I thank you again and I ask God to be with you.
AS a USA citizen you should file a case against (1)the Israeli Govt. and get a judgement ( like folks getting judgement against Iran, Libya and ...)and (2)USA State Departmetn for supporting and promoting terrorism by supplying Billions of Tax Dollars that were direxctly used to kill a USA citizen.
Group 1 = Saudi
Group 2 = Syria, Jordan etc.
Group 3 = Egypt, Morocco, Yemen etc.
Group 4 = Palestine, Africa
Group 5 = SE Asia (India, Pakistian, Indo. etc)
Group 6 = North America, Caribbean & South America
Surrah 99, 1-8
When the Earth is shaken to her (utmost) convulsion, And the Earth throws up Her burdens (from within), And man cries (distressed): 'What is the matter with her?'
On that Day will she declare her tidings: For that thy Lord will Have given her inspiration. On that Day will men Proceed in groups sorted out, To be shown the Deeds That they (had done.) Then shall anyone who Has done an atom's weight Of good see it!
And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil see it.
Your assistance is Urgently needed. Please share a copy with your Spiritual Community and interfaith Communities. With a little luck and a lot of hope this can make a difference. Inshallah. God willing.
Call to a Counseling Jihad for the World
Dear Brothers and Sisters
I am a believer in all Spiritual Communities and as such I declare Holy W.A.R.S. on Poverty, Violence and Ignorance. Peaceful W.A.R.S. of course. W.A.R.S. stands for World Arising Responsibly and Spiritually. This is a Call for an Inter Denominational, Inter Government Counseling Jihad. To promote the benefits of Counseling to Individuals, Denominations and Governments Locally and Globally. God willing there will be a Great sorting out of man into groups.
The weapons of choice are Education, Forgiveness , Tolerance, Consultation and Prayer and the ammunition of choice is The Holy Books of all Spiritual Communities supported by science. Some other weapons of choice are Patience, Accountability, Compassion and Action with Consultation.
Our Allies in this are people from all Spiritual Communities alike. The best plan of attack is Leadership by good example with good behaviors and kindly words and actions towards all beings, believers or not.
You and All Brothers and Sisters are the Warriors in these Holy Great W.A.R.S. Remembering that W.A.R.S. stands for World Arising Responsibly and Spiritually.
Struggles to end all struggles. Brothers and Sist
I see so clearly that anyone who is experiencing a battle in their lives at the moment is working on a personal "version" of a problem which is asking for a peaceful resolution of what is manifesting as a battle to the death.....the middle-east conflict is just the public/collective version.
Anyone who says the middle-east conflict is a matter between the Israelis and Palestinians or thinks the Israeli's or the Palestinians need a kick up the butt, hasn't looked in the mirror yet.
Yes, how to hold one's vision in the face of an apparently opposing vision? How to live together peacefully? How to find the win-win? For millennia human's have sort to win, by destroying the opposition or converting the opposition to their view in order to ensure what they think they need in order to live. It has not brought peace. This is true of parents and their children, husbands and wives, neighbouring tribes and nations.
We want to win....and think we must....if we are to live....it's a battle to get to the top. Life has been seen as a struggle for millennia.
Like many I have been pondering this. Yesterday I saw, within my mind, that life is enough....that it offers each of us everything!...there is no need to fight....I was profoundly uplifted. I still get goose bumps and tears when I bring this knowing back into the forefront of my consciousness.
I was sensing that there IS a way across the gulf, a way we can live in peace but stil...how to cross what seems impassable?
The key for me is not to wait for another Moses to part the waters or whatever but to "be peace" with my husband, my children, my neighbours..everyone. The first step is to know I have all of life and so does everyone else. We are fighting for what we all already have. There is enough for ev
My heart goes out to the family of Suraida Saleh. When I read the story I was sad and very angry. As a Muslim American it makes me wonder how safe any of us are. I see the news everyday and it makes me hate the Isreali's and the Americans more and more. Suraida's story is a very good example for all the Muslims, and that is that you can never rely on a non-Muslim no matter where you are. Muslims should always stick together because only a Muslim will understand the pain and suffering of another Muslim. I pray that more Muslims come out and help one another. May Allah's blessing be upon all Muslims.
Muslims of all Countries must be united under one flag, flag of unity, flag of liberty etc.
I'm Appealing upon all Muslims in the "Muslims" Countries that we finally establish a political movement which will united all Muslim Countries in one
COUNTRY WITH ONE FLAG, ONE ARMY, ONE POLICE FORCES AND ONE MONETARY AND ECONOMY SYSTEM, THAT WE ESTABLISH "MUSLIMS UNITED STATES"
WITH ONE PRESIDENT (KHALIFA) AND ONE GOVERNMENT WITH FULLY HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL CITIZEN WHO LIVE IN "MUS". BUT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THAT WE MUST KICK OUT ALL KINGS AND DICTATORS AND PRESENT ESTABLISHMENT. ALSO WE HAVE TO STOP TRIBAL JEALOUSY TOTALY.
JOIN ME BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND LET GO TOGHTER FIGHT FOR A MUSLIMS UNITED STATES.
WHEN WE FINISH ESTABLISHING A "MUS" I'AM SHORE THAT MANY OF OURS PROBLEMS WILL DISAPER AND MANY OF OURS ENEMIES WILL THINK THREE THIMES BEFORE ATCHING US AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROTECT OURSELFS.
ONLY WE CAN HELP TO OURSELFS WE SHOUD NOT EXPECT ANY HELP FROM USA OR EROPE OR IZRAEL. WE ARE OUR FUTURE ONLY WE.!
JOIN ME SEND ME YOURS OPINION AT MY EMAIL WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS IDEA HAPEND SOON.
May Allah help us to all InshAllah, But we have to help our selfs also.
Invocations to God "sound nice " but accomplish nothing . Putting down the sword ends bloodshed not prayers .
That is the cycle . No cease-fire ,no IDF withdrawal .
The palestinians have a curious National Charter . It clearly calls for the destruction of the State of Israel and removal of Jews from the land . It is nothing less than a political invocation and a religious convocation to violence . It gives license to the ongoing violence on the part of the palestinians which brings the inevitable Israeli retaliation .
No country on the face of this planet has such a national charter . On three occaisions the Palestinian National Council has refused to revoke such covenants that are contained in this strange document .
I ask why ? should Israelis trust palestinians ,or indeed make peace with them when there is a covenant upheld by the palestinian people vowing the destruction of the State of Israe ?? How indeed does one make peace with another who is vowed to ones own destruction ??
Perhaps a first step out of this nightmare for both peoples would be a public renunciation of such a vile covenant by the palestinians . I know if I were an Israeli, I would find it hard indeed to trust palestinian intentions . Israel possesses no such document as a national mandate .
I think it is fueling the violence ,and making it acceptable . Get rid of it , besides what do they have to loose by doing so . To do it would be a sure sign of intention . And a good starting point for mutual trust . Its very existence is an impediment to trust ,which is extremely important if there is to be a cease-fire and eventual negotiation of grievences . If not ? Well ,then just take chances .
you can not make peace, or should you try, with zionist. zionism is evil for both jews and muslims. no one has the right to give away muslim land or make peace with zionist because Allah wants His slaves to enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil. we as muslims need to wake up and realize that islam is under attack from all corners of the globe. as far as "suicide" bombers go, there are no innocent zionist, therefore all are valid targets. islam lives in peace with those who live in peace with islam.
The United State can also not bring peace in the Middle East because it is part of the problem. The Likes of US had been described to us in the Holy Quraan: "when it is said to them 'Do not make mischief in the land' they reply, 'We are only peace makers'. Verily, they are the mischief makers but they perceive not".
Oslo accord or any other agreement with the Israelis could not be trusted. If the Jews are consistently constant in breaking their promises to God do we expect anything less to human beings?
United Nations does not have the means to bring peace so it is out of the question. More war and conflict? This could only make matters worse.
I too rest my case with the Divine and pray that peace and justice will reign on earth.
I would like to give you a comparison of Islamic tolerance vs Christian tolerance.
India was under Islamic rule for centuries, most of the population remained Hindu, if there was forced conversion as haters of Islam charge, India would have been a Muslim country today, instead you can see Hinduism being the major religion in India, ancient Hindu idols and temples still standing and their ancient ways still intact.
On the other hand, where Christians have rules for centuries, the natives (North and South America and Australia) have been devasted, they were forced to convert to Christianity and most of their ancient ways destroyed.
Even Jews cannot claim better treatment by Christians, they had some of the worst persecution by Christians, and only in the last decades have they been accepted in Christian societies.
It is wonderful Christians are finally learning tolerance, but they cannot deny a heritage of hate. Still, Christians follow in the footsteps of their ancestors and do not find wrong the dispossesion of others land (the Palestinians), they do not find wrong their oppression, because after all they are Muslims. The Christian world has a long ways to go, before they can claim to be a just and tolerant.
How what about the fact that no possible good for anyone is coming out of this. This I don't think brings more LOVE for Israel from any group in particular. We need to realize the animosity this situation multiplies between the two sides. May Allah Subhana Wa Talah give us the wisdom to realize the name -- "Jeru Salem." Peace.
If you truly are a truthseeker you should know that the present situation in the Muslim world is a result of Christian Europeans who colonized and destroyed their infrastructure and their wealth of knowledge. Muslims are not the only victims of this hate, non Muslim Africans, South Americans, aboriginals of Australia and native Americans are all the victims of "Christian love".
If you sincerely seek the truth look around you and you'll see.
As for Islam, the record of Islamic civilization is much better than Christians, even the worst Muslims have done can not be compared to the least wrong the Christians have done to other religions and people.
Only in the last decades have Christians learned tolerance of other religions and races, now they dare point the finger disregarding their heritage of hate and oppression.
Yes they should be as America demands national and patriotic commitment from its citizens so to should it deliver.
American Muslims should be protected by America
There is a double standard.
There should be a message room set up on the site in order to post
It is essential that people on this community have a place to voice.
Still they respect Humans dignity as aa result muslims and other minorities are respected as equal citizens. What has happaned to these so called Americans and their top and best partnes Israelies about Human rights or even human Dignity
.Its Shame to mand kind.
The only way I could see some hope, and that Allah will deliver them from this oppression is that the Palestinians go back to the Islamic teachings and stop with suicide bombings. Killing innocent civilians is an awful sin, suicide has never been allowed in the history of Islam at any circumstance. This unislamic act can only lead them to their distruction in this world and in the hereafter.
It is very clear in Islam, we have to deal justly with those who deal unjustly with us, we are the carriers of God's message and as such we are held to a higher standard by Allah. We cannot believe we will win against oppression by breaking Allah's law, Allah helps those who are rightous.
FROM khalick Limalia, Durban, South Africa.
As I was coming from work I dialed on to NPR. It was a pleasant surprise to hear a Muslim voice on NPR Radio in Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday (Friday).
The way you have described the plight and suffering of the Muslims in Palestine, I think it touched the heart and soul of every person who was listening. Believe me, it touched me so much that I could not control myself from shading tears. I stopped my car, for a few minutes, to recollect my composure, before continuing on.
I am not sure what we have done wrong that we are witnessing the harsh punishments of the worst kind whether it is in Palestine, Kashmir, Chechnya, Afghanistan or Bosnia. And there are other Muslim countries whose rulers are doing the same to their own people.
The point you have made that this country, which stands for peace, liberty and justice for all, does not reflect in its foreign policies.
As some body mentioned what Abe Lincoln said 'Government by the people, of the people and for the people' could easily be replaced by 'Government by the lobbyists, of the lobbyists and for the lobbyists'.
Lets work on it.
CNN lasted for about ten minutes including comments by her uncle and others. Are some lives more precious than others? This shows how one-sided things are not only in Israel but also in the US especially in the US Media. Our journey is a long one to get fair treatment in the West.
So If the UN is failing in achieving whatever reason for its CREATION, then I'll suggest it be DISSOLVE COMPLETELY.
It is easy to Kill OSAMA BIN LADDEN and His Allies but what I am sure of is ITS DIFFICULT and almost impossible to diffuse what is being entrenched in the mind of the Palestianians right now.
If this cannage continues we should all be prepared for Thousands of OSAMA BIN LADDEN.....
If it is right to distroy a country because there are terrorists. Isn't it right to distroy the root cause of the terrorism (Israel)?
We all need to live in harmony, peace and respect of each other. No nation has been able to subjugate others for ever. Leran from history and not repeat the mistakes of the past. Hitler tried to exterminate the Jews but he got exterminated. If the Israelis think they can exterminate the Patestinians, they only need to look 5o years back. Let us make this a better world for all of us - the Muslims, Christians, the Jews and others. Let us uphold good Justice and dondemn opperassion by any and all. We will all perish and will return to Allah as our source. Then, He will decide who was in error and that is what counts! Allah is the Greatest.
I live in USA right now but am from Afghanistan and Palestine and Kashmir and Pakistan...I say we should not protest in any un-Islamic country/state to ask for their help to free us...How can we actually do this? USA is themselves helping Jews...so forget Yahoodees...we Muslims have to pray to ALLAH to help us not non muslims...we hardly pray in USA or whatever so how can we actually whine to unislamic state first? just pray to all to reunite us and to help us to free ourselves and make an army by being unites and help ourselves no USA or anyone is match for us...ALLAh says...ALLAH will never let Yahoods have victory over Muslims...Pray and be nice and fight or your own right!!!
A good essay with a prominent message that is peace and liberty for all a message Muslims have the duty to proclaim in doing so getting the trust & respect of the of non-muslims. It is then that the Muslims can show the feelings & tribulations the other half of the world are suffering by a large in the control of unscrupulous power hungry people who think of only of their interests and not of the Country of which they hide in. Dear fellow people it is not the nation that is at fault but those that hide behind the garb of a nation.
I believe there will come the time when ordinary people such as ourselves will look passed the reteric and mass propaganda waged by the same unprincipled people black mailing the US through congress leaders and feeding the Zionist state with 3.1 billion worth of arms. Just look at what the Israeli soilder is doing left of article. Pointing an American made M-16 rifle at an unarmed,defenceless innocent child as a threat by the looks of it. This is the sort of daily humiliation the Palestinians are living with. No occupation is without its humiliation stated by a refusnik Israeli soilder.
How can America in its current state bring peace when it is clear that the Hawks within the Administration will never let the interests of Israel come before any others.
Muslims must work hard as they have bought there way through for many years. It is not for Muslims to decieve there way through. God is with those that do good and forbid evil. We must alert these issues to our western neighbours so that can they can get some light on the ugly political reality of the inner sanctums American political elite.
in Washington, Israil and Palestine. What happened to all that rubbish talk about even handed diplomacy and long term US interest throughout the mideast? We know US has interests and no friends except Israil. I just hope that this kind of back ward and narrow minded thinking on the so called Mediator does not back fire on them..May Allah grant the ultimate strength to the Mothers; fathers and brothers ands sisters of Palestine at this very troubling times..
since the first day i heard about this killings in countries where there are more children than elder people i thought to my self but where is the treat is it in the eyes of a little child when he hangs on to his mother seeing her drowning in her own blood is trowing stones so deadly that the govements allows grown men to shoot those kid not knowing where is there children at that time how does a child respect his father after finding out his hero his dad kills kids just like him america the usa well its time they see who is to blame for all the hurt and pain and its time for them to see who are the terrorist who are the poison who are the ungodly well hey its the one and only USA and backing them up is there brouthers like the USSR & the UK war on terror well look at your streets in USA & UK & USSR and see the terror in the schools in the parks in the work places in the churches becourse why becourse now the same people who you are telling lies are seeing how rong you all are and yes the USA and all its friends can go to hell as fare as there own youth are concern white black all the races on earth are blinded by this media daily cnn and there friends they dont wanna tell the story like it is we have to see it on the internet by hearing about it by our brothers & sister on return from MECA my people there are people like Matula Shakur farakhan black panters and in south afrika there are even more we are growing we educating and INSHA-ALLAH we will make a point SOON!!!!!! so my brothers and sisters make dua for its the only weapon the usa uk ussr and there friend have no way of protecting them selfs from to all our sisters and children in turmoil hold on ALLAH knows best AMEEN!
There would be great revenues from all the tourists needing to be fed, housed and entertained. I chalange the world to a new vision; one it's never seen before.