Those dirty rotten TERRORISTS


Most revolutions began as guerrilla terrorism. The American Revolution started out as terrorist acts against England. The "Boston Tea Party" is a prime example of terrorism. Colonial revolutionaries sneaked aboard an English Tea Merchant Ships, where they threw thousands of dollars worth of tea into the Atlantic Ocean. Americans today think of that incident as a stride to freedom, but the English look at it as the beginning of countless terrorist acts.

In the 1930s and 1940s, the Jewish underground in Palestine was described as "TERRORIST." By 1942, the Holocaust was occurring, and liberal sympathy with the Jewish people had built up in the Western world. At that point, the terrorists of Palestine, who were Zionists, suddenly started to be described, by 1944-45, as "freedom fighters". You can find in some old books and posters pictures of Israeli Prime Ministers, like Menachem Begin, labeled as "Terrorists" - Reward 100,000 British pounds!

From 1969 to 1990 the PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization, occupied the center stage as the terrorist organization. Yasir Arafat was described repeatedly by the great sage of American journalism, William Safire of the New York Times, as the "Chief of Terrorism."

In September 29, 1998, it was rather amusing to see a picture of Yasir Arafat to the right of President Bill Clinton. To his left is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Just a few years earlier Yasir Arfat used to appear with this very menacing look and a gun appearing from his belt. I am sure you remember those pictures.

And do you remember the picture of President Reagan, in 1985 receiving a group of bearded men. These were very ferocious-looking men with turbans and flowing garments looking like they came from another century. President Reagan received them in the White House. After receiving them he spoke to the press. He pointed towards them, and said, "These are the moral equivalent of America's founding fathers". These were the Afghan Mujahiddin. They were at the time, guns in hand, battling the Evil Soviet Empire. They were the moral equivalent of our founding fathers!

Up until this time the old adage, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" was still valid. But now there is no such thing as a freedom fighter whether it is the oppressed fighting for liberty in Chechnya, Kashmir or Palestine. Every freedom fighter has been reduced to a "Dirty Rotten TERRORIST".

In August 1998, another American President ordered missile strikes from the American navy based in the Indian Ocean to kill Osama Bin Laden and his men in the camps in Afghanistan.

And yet again another President of the United States, in November 2001 launched a devastating campaign to 'Smoke these men from their caves'.

The embarrassing reminder is that Mr. Bin Laden, the great 'Satan of the East', was only a few years ago the moral equivalent of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson! Now of course Mr. Bin Laden is very angry over the fact that he has been demoted from the moral equivalent of the 'Founding Fathers' to the moral equivalent of Raspoutine.

The reason to recall these stories is to point out that the matter of terrorism is rather complicated. Terrorists change. The terrorist of yesterday is the hero of today, and the hero of yesterday becomes the terrorist of today. This is a serious matter of the constantly changing world of images in which we have to keep our heads straight to know what is terrorism and what is not. But more importantly, to know what causes it, and how to STOP it.


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, shall see it. Quran 99: 7 - 8

Adapted from Terrorism: Theirs and Ours by Eqbal Ahmad


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  142 Comments   Comment

  1. Steven Clark Bradley from The United States of America

    Let me tell you that your article is despicable and small-minded. The Boston Tea Party was indeed an attack against the British. Yet, that small raid on a British ship was not a concerted, planned and connived attempt to kill innocent women and children. War and even covert attacks do not constitute terrorism. The 911 attack against America was not at the heart of the government of the United States. It was a cold-blooded effort to kill and mame innocent men and women who were simply at work and going about on the streets. It is a fact that those who join the military face the sheer risk of dying in a war that they have sworn the wage, if the need presents its ugly head. Yet, terrorism is the killing of lives who have never ported a uniform or who, at the very least, were not on that day and others like it. Your Koran is the instigator os such a scourge that we see smearing hatred all over the world today. America has never been active in terrorist campaigns, as Muslims have committed themselves to today. Yet, you may spew your devilish ideology across the globe, but you shall never be victorious. For you cannot defeat a peoplemwithout first winning their hearts and minds. Fear only creates a temporary mask of fear that shall be ripped off after freedom-loving people have suffered enough from the likes of Islamic fascists. Just like the the true Messiah, Jesus said, those who live by the sword, shall also die by such!

    Steven Clark Bradley

  2. hassan bwala from nigeria

    well,i will say the terrorist activity at present is the only way to which moslems or the minority groups in the world today have choose as a means to defending there intrest or what is considered there rights.the whole thing the way i see it, is that right now the domant terroist activity is done by the muslims for reasons they perceived they are side linedin the international scene or they denied style of living .the way the world is today remains better you fight the jihad within yourselves and with in the ummah.the leaders are corrupt the scholars are easily manupulated to the good things of life rather than truth, fairness and religous dealings.so to me is better the muslims promote good leadership and scholars (even if it means jihad on them).the non - muslims are not attacking us just for the fun of it ,but to protect there intrest so,if the muslim were to unite protect and up lift islamic values then we will move up the ladder to.

  3. lawal Abdulhakeem from Nigeria

    I wish to appreciate and commend your effort towards sensitising we Muslims around the globe on the spate of injustice being meted out on our Muslim brothers all over the world.

    By and large,it is imperative for series of islamic organisation to continue in their strive to keep we Muslims abreast of the true picture of the protacted injustice exerted on Muslims by the west,specifically the zionist and their massive campaign to wipe out the Muslim population which Insha Allah they will never succeed.

    I equally want to use this opportunity to enjoin other arabs Muslim who have finally subjugate themselves to the western divide and rule tactics to wake up from their slumber and learn from history and equally take a cue from the glorious Quran not to take their eenemies as their protectors or friends as the zionist are nothing but devils advocate here on earth.

    May Allah assist we muslims to overcome our enemies.(Ameen)

  4. bahman from iran

    hello

    i have found this site very good and informative

    i want to know more about you like:

    1-in which country you are

    2-which branch of islam you are

    3-what is your aim

    4-...

  5. bilkisu from Nigeria

    Salam,

    one thing i know for sure is that muslims are all brothrs & sisters & equal in the sigth of Allah but oe thing i don't understand ,is Osama bin laden on the rigth track.Is that what islam teaches us if only he had used the money he had to establish the muslim countries i think that would be better than going into war.

  6. Muqsith AFMA from India

    It is good reading but not relevent to Islamic values. Muslims do not indulge in mud slinging. Muslims are always engaged in self criticism with a view to conitnually improving their own standing in relation to the teachings of Qur'an. What purpose is served by exposing who is real terrorist and is actually meant by terrorism. General public is not very knowledgable on Islamic values. We must strive to imbibe those values in people in general and Muslims in particular. Propanganda need not be countered by propaganda. When Satan made Adam (AS)to disobey, allah (SWT) taught Adam (AS) to blame self and not the Satan. In the true spirit of Islamic teachings we must stop exposing others. We must ponder as to why we are not upholding the great values of Islam? Why we are united spiritually and politically? Why are we shy of self criticism?

    Hope you will consider these points and correct your site to make it more objective than merely a counterpropaganda tool.

    Muqsith

  7. Amin from USA

    Hauruna,

    I guess it must be the US imperialism causing all the problems in Nigeria right?

    No Saudi money helps to do this? There are no Saudi or Muslim owned factories in Africa exploiting the people?

    The propaganda campaign against the US is based on truth like any propaganda campaign (including that on Al Qaeda) But it is BASED only, not unadulterated.

    Salaam

  8. Haruna Taofik from Nigeria

    Its morally devastating to note that,many people in African do not yet detect westerner evil sty of covering up their exploitating action in our country and still many believe them thinking Alkeda is a terrorist group and the likes, who streght out there neck to defend the people.

    I have a convince imprewssion that a major changes is about to happen with the support of Allah in favour of the world oppressed people, please let us be on look out.

    Maslam

  9. Colin Goupillot from England

    This article is very true. On man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.

    It is supported by one or two other 'terrorists' who have gone on to be their countries leaders and it supports your case that the UK is also as 'flexible' in it's moral stance as the USA, I am thinking about, Archbishop Makarious of Cyprus, Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, President Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinesess of Nortern Ireland.

    Terrorism is getting worse in as much as the fear is now world wide and the cruelty much worse. But at what level do you deny people the right to express their desire for freedom so that they resort to terrorism as the only means of getting their voice heard? Led by frustration caused by them being ignored. Perhaps the UK and America should also listen and stop terrorising the world too.

    Having said that all the 'terrorists' that have been successful have ended up at the ballot box as the only way to really win legitamacy from their own people.If only the people terrorising the world would recognise the need for the support of all their people then perhaps we would live in a happier world. This needs to be underpinned by the big powers regognising that there are other cultures and ways of doing things than the 'anglo-saxon' way.

    We live in rich diverse world lets share that and appreciate each other and stop fighting.

  10. El from Philippines

    I would like to respond to the comments of the Muslim woman from the Philippines. I know about this country because I was born there and lived for 25 years in different parts of the country. The Philippine gov't has been trying to tackle militant Muslims for many years. Unfortunately, Muslim militants have commited true terrorist acts, such as:

    --bombed churches

    --bombed malls

    --bombed moviehouse

    --kidnapped Christian missionaries

    And of course we all know of the recent events where Abu Sayyaf beheaded an American and held hostage several other people. Then there is the well known link between Osama bin Laden and the leader of Abu Sayyaf.

    That is my definition of terrorism. You do not see Christians, Buddhists, Hindus commiting these atrocities in the Philippines. These militant Muslim fundamentalists are an embarrassment to the majority of peace-loving Muslim Filipinos.

  11. noraya from philippines

    Assalamualaikum~ Brothers and sisters in Islam! It's really hard to accept and it hurts to hear that term "rotten terrorist" to our muslims brothers not only one individual they were pointing out but to all muslims ummah.You see, here in our country, the government were trying to imphasized that if you are muslim be it a child or old, man and woman you are terrorist because we are muslims. I have a true story here: last ed'l adha, while our amirul mujahidin making kutba, the arm forces of the phils. draw lots of bombed over the air,they didn't respect the eid we are celebrating and now there are lots of evacuees on that area due to the arm conflicts. After the families vacate their houses some armies confiscated their appliances, garments, and burned their houses if they still not satisfied.Otherwise, still they would tell to the mass media that the mujahidins were the one who burned houses and theif their animal pastures. So how come these muslims are called terrorist while they are the ones who are doing it. Do you think if you are on that stand wouldn't you fight for your rights and freedom? Kaafirs, they are...they are are not human they are more than beasts

  12. mike thomas from UNITED STATES

    Meny do not see who are the real terrorist because they chose not to, but i will keep my head up and mind in all on Allah, Meny will come to see that the real terrorist is here in the U.S., My the LORD bless us all to go to our original homes for life. (YOUNG BLACK MAN WITH HIGHER LOVE).

  13. aamir from india

    just letting you know ,u've done ur homework well,keep up the good work,

  14. Ahmed from Morocco

    Oh boy,why can't people just say Allah aalam ?

    scietific proof that 2 millions died in Iraq ????

    Anyone who speaks about the rights of the Palestinians and the rights of the nonwhites poeple of other countries (ex:Iraq),his mouth will be shut by two methods : 1- you are antisemetic and you want to push Israel into the sea 2- you want the destruction of the west.Really funny !!!!

    the second method,I just learned it thanks to Amin.

    How could the west be destroyed if only the US can destroy the earth 30 times by its nuclear weapons.who can destroy who ????

    can't you realize you moron that the west espacially the US,and Britain have been working on the distruction of Iraqi generations for years now ???? or the lives and the future of Iraqi don't matter to you as long as they don't have blond hair and blue eyes.

    Amin don't respond to me.don't explain.don't give me your lectures about Arabs. your credibility is gone.need a scinetific proof for that ?

  15. Lulu Fadilah from Indonesia

    No Place for terroris

    America And Friends are real terrorist. Hi Moslem....are you ready for jihad fii sabilillah

    Allahu akbar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Amin from USA

    Ahmad

    2 million is unreasonable, the method used by the INA weren't exactly scientific. It was also determined by numbers provided by the Iraqi government. I will believe about 30% what Sadam says and about 70% what America says.

    I barely watch American news, BBC is more readily available to me and CNN Europe doesn't report the same way.

    I read history books.

    Why are arabs more trustworthy?

    You obviously want a global conflict and that is Immoral and reprehensible, yu practicaully pray for the destruction of the west.

    The only way the Arab world will improve is by hard work and determination to fix it, not by blaming outside and not by making another part of the world "fall".

    We must lose are silly hate and through piety and love in God improve the scientific standing of the middle east, we must work to improve literacy, how reprehensible is it that it is easier for Europe to read the Quran in translation than for Arabs to read it in Arabic? Our literacy rates are disgusting. They are good considering income but not for Muslims. You want to improve the world? You want to improve the Muslim world? Than improve literacy in Muslim countries.

    As for exposures to other cultures, I'm not even in the US. I have been living outside for almost 2 years, in Arab countries and European. Don't give me some crap about I need to open my mind. I am not of the standard American opinion.

    I am of the opinion that Sadam is a biger lier than the US government and that both are liers. I don't believe anything about "mobile" nuclear/biological labs this production requires the release of trace gases, my government has never provided such satelite pictures. I simply believe Sadam has warheads hidden somewhere not destroyed.

    Someone I know suggested he lied about what he had the first time to intimidate the US and now that the UN demands to know where it went he has nothing to show, because only some of these weapons exist in the first place.<

  17. Ahmed from Morocco

    Need to make a correction to Ref : 11171

    According to INA,by sunday 30 december,2001 1.614.203 poeple died in Iraq due to the sanctins since 1990.now add that to the 250.000 that died during the gulf war and add that to the 6000 that died each month * by 14,what number do you get ?

  18. Ahmed from Morocco

    Amin

    You are full of it,arent't you ?

    Don't you know how to spell Ahmed or what ?

    Didn't i tell you that you have to expose yourself to other cultures.why we have to go by American resources ? why not chinese,why not Japanese? why not European,why not muslim resources?

    SunhanaAllah

    You seem like you want a global conflict, that is immoral, and reprehensible. your words not mine.

    According to INA,by sunday 30 december 1.614.203 poeple died in Iraq due to the sanctins since 1990.now add that to the 250.000 that died during the gulf war and add that to the 6000 that died each month * by 14,what number do you get ?

    http://www.elmandjra.org/lienlematin301201.htm

    http://www.fourthfreedom.org/php/p-index.php?hinc=garf.hinc

    now go back to your cosy home and watch some jerry springer!!!

  19. AMIR from ENGLAND

    SALAAM BROTHERS,

    I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A VIEW OF MINE WITH YOU ALL REGARDING THE PRESENT CRISES THAT THE MUSLIM UMMAH IS FACING. THE UMMAH IS PRESENTLY CONFUSED AND IS FINDING IT HARD TO FOLLOW THE RIGHT PATH, THE PATH OF OUR PROPHET MOHAMMED (SAW). AT TIMES LIKE THIS WE NEED TO REFER TO WHAT OUR PROPHETS DID AND WHAT ADVISE THEY GAVE US VIA HADTIH. IF WE REFER THE CURRENT ISSUES FACING US WITH WHAT OUR PROPHET MOHAMMED(SAW)SAID WE WILL SURELY FIND THE RIGHT PATH AND GUIDENCE. THE PROPHET (SAW) SAID THAT THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN HOLDING ON TO YOUR DEEN WILL BE LIKE HOLDING ON TO HOT COAL. THIS IS ALREADY HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD (EG. MUSLIMS UNABLE TO PRAY AT MOSQUE IN LONDON, MUSLIMS BEING KILLED AND SLAUGHTERED IN GUJARAT, INDIA JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE MUSLIMS AND ACCROSS THE WORLD ETC.). NOW ADAYS THE UMMAH IS WEAK AND IT IS BEING WEAKEND DAY BY DAY BY THE KAFIR (YAHODIE). I THINK THAT WE NEED TO REFER TO OUR PROPHETS (SAW) LIFE AT ALL TIMES AND FORM A SOCIAL MUSLIM SOLIDARTY BY OBSERVING AND COMPLYING WITH THE SUNNAH. I ALSO THINK THAT THERE ARE MANY MISSGUIDED ISLAMIC BROTHERS AND FUNDAMENTALISTS WHICH WE NEED TO KEEP CLEAR OF. THE ALMIGHTY, ALLAH SUB'HAN WATTALH IS OBVOUSLY TESTING US AND WE KNOW THAT THE PRESENT TEST IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE FINAL AND BIGGEST TEST, THE DAJJAL. SO BROTHERS, LETS ONCE AGAIN TURN TO ALLAH OH'RAB-UL ALAMEEN FOR HIS FORGIVENESS AND GUIDENCE AND MAKE OUR IMAN STRONGER DAY BY DAY AND INSHA ALLAH ONE DAY AT THE TIME OF FAJ'R PRAYER THE SOLDERS OF ISLAM WILL RISE AND WIPEOUT ANYTHING/ONE THAT THE ALMIGHTY, ALL WISE, MOST MERCIFULL WISHES TO WIPEOUT.

  20. Amin from USA

    All the research from my side of the world indicates that you are in correct and that this 2 million Iraqi figure is a hyped up load.

    Why are your sources more reliable than the American sources?

    Just because they say they are Muslims?

    You seem like you want a global conflict, that is immoral, and reprehensible.

  21. Muhaideen Batah from U.S.A

    Assalamu Alaikum,Thank you for your article, it is very familiar to me as a Palestinian to keep on hearing, reading and seeing the Palestinian "Terrorists" or "Islamic terrorists" a lable is so familiar to every Arab (Muslim and Christian). When we get mentioned on the American so called media one knows what they will say about eithr the Muslims or the Palestinians, yet when Israel and/ot Israelis are mentioned the tone changes fast, they are peace loving peolpe, mean no harm, defend them selves from the Palestinan and Muslims' "Terror". The cowardice of the American journalists just boggles the mind, they do not bother to go to see the Palestinian people and how much they suffer. Just keep it the way the Zionist lobbies want it to be, other wise you will be labeled as an anti semi.

    Maybe we change that if we work hard on educating the American people. One should not hope for any help from the so called Islamic countries for their cowardice to face the American governments with its war on Muslims. Not only they just sit and watch but they support the aggression with offering space and hospitality. They will be asked about it probably the seconeds they get barried under the ground, the grave torture will start then when nobody or any thing can help release them.

    Wassalamu Alaikum

    Muhaideen

  22. Hameedullahjan from Pakistan

    AoA

    Thanks for your informations.I do appreciate your sincere efforts.

    Wassalam

    Sincerely

    Hameed ullah jan

  23. Anas Diab from Canada

    Very well chosen examples; I enjoyed reading them. Personally, I beleive that, one day, most of the so-called "Terrorism" that is going on in Palestine will be studied and taught as one of the greatest freedom and liberation struggle in the history of mankind, if not the greatest ever.

  24. Ahmed from Morocco

    just shup up Amin

    the site works,it is your brain that does not work.

    have you done any academic study to deny that 10 millions muslims died in 10 years ? if you have done one,then publish it.OK!!!

    just in both Iraq and Afghanistan more then 4 millions died.

  25. MUSTAPHA SULEIMAN from NIGERIA

    The word of God Almighty must come to pass.The Americans and indeed the west will soon reap the fruit of their labour including their allies.The September 11 is just minute, the big one will soon fall on them and only their rubbles will remain Insha Allah.Their land, wealth and people will become history and none of them including the ones abroad will be spared.

  26. Amin from USA

    Your site doesn't work,

    and I stand by what I say.

    10 million is unreasonable.

    This is a victim cry campaign,

    besides even if it was true it isn't eactly genocide, these are places where real wars are occuring,

    Second think about how many of these Muslims are dieing at the hands of other Muslims, or Muslim militants. In Somalia who is in the right? You certainly can't say on side is valid and one isn't, can you? Does this figure take into account who were "soldiers" and who weren't?

    Soldiers dieing while tragic is a fact of life and hardly needs to be included in these figures.

    and BTW you don't know my situation or how cozy it is.

    I applaude the US for taking out Ossama's camps in Afganistan.

    There are arrests where I live by the local officials of people found with weapons, and people found with explosives trying to blow up grocery stores and similar places regularly where I live. YOu don't believe me? So? I don't even go to the American stores half the time where I live (which isn't really in America I just say USA because it is more convient)

    This is not the US government making these arrests and there is a very real threat, whether you see it or not.

    My life changes drasticaly very often when one of these terrorist alerts happens.

    Yeah maybe I see "whites" dieing and only look to that, that is why I constantly point out what a racist sham the Israel issue is, and complain on Africans, and south Americans and South East Asians dieing with western and Muslim from the gulf money backing the actions of local dictatorships to suppress organized labor. I don't care about Muslim's dieing, I care about people dieing. Anyone who thinks it is ok to kill one type of person and not another is a bigot and has no room in my ear.

    I see people of my own faith buying into the TYPE of propagandic crap as zionists and American Co, from rich arab smear campaign to solicite their own world power.It is funny how every one thinks their version of

  27. Khaled Anam from The Islamic Republic Of Pakistan.

    I put this question to all the muslims of the world,regardless of their caste,colour,or creed.WHY? Why are we being subjected to this humiliating treatment?

  28. Ahmed from Morocoo

    Re: 11085

    Amin

    >

    that 's because you live in a cosy home and you don't hear too much about the killing of others besides the American whites.you need to expose yourself to other cultures.

    10 millions muslims were killed between 1991 and 2001.this is a correct number based on study done by a Japanese female university teacher.

    they were killed in China,Afghanistan,Bosnia,Iraq,Palestine,algeria,Nigeria,Somalia,Kashmir,Chechenia,Kazakhistan..etc

    she made a comparison between the number of the muslims killed in all the 8 crusades which was only 100 thousands and the number 10 millions in the last decade.and that's really something to ponder on.

    here's a link for you although it's in Arabic.

    http://www.elmandjra.org/sahifaarticle.htm

    by the way Dr Elmandjra is also a university teacher in Japan as wel as in Morocco.

  29. LL

    If you said that George Washington massacred 3,000 innocent men and women on a single day, then I would put his name on the same page as Osama bin Laden.

    Let's not play the game of moral relativism. Osama bin Laden's name belongs with those of Hitler, Pol Pot and other maniacal murderers in history, not with freedom fighters.

  30. amin from USA

    Really, Ahmad 10 million?!

    Wow....

    10 million Muslims killed...

    who told you that?

    the little voice in your head?

    I am sick of people making up numbers, the zionists use better cover for their fuzzy numbers than that...

  31. Ahmad from afghanistan(now living in canada)

    Asalam aliakum!

    Please see this site and tell me what you think about it. its a book published by CRIAG WINN.

    and in it he talks about islam and phrophet Muhammad and how they are similiar to Hitler and Nazism, and he says that islam is a "corrupt religion".

    For more info visit this site it is called coast to coast am with george noorey and the site address is http://www.coasttocoastam.com and then this link

    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2003/02/25.html and the book is called "Tea with terrorists" and the author is Craig Winn and his site is

    http://www.teawithterrorists.com/

    Please read the following which is from the site and they are the exact words of the author:--

    "Inside Islam

    "According to Allah the most vile of creatures is a peace-loving Muslim," said author and Islamic terror expert Craig Winn (teawithterrorists), Tuesday night's guest on the show. Winn said his study of translated versions of the Koran and the Hadith (books of Mohammed's teachings) show the manuscripts to be riddled with exhortations to commit violence and terror against those who don't follow their doctrine.

    "Muslims are the victims of Islam...The greatest service we can do for mankind is to release them from this tyranny," Winn continued. He believes that the public is widely misled about Islam, thinking that it is a peaceable religion that was hijacked by a small segment of fundamentalists, when it is actually based on violent teachings. Winn puts forth that the western world must own up to the fact that "Islam is at war with us." One of Winn's solutions is to try and separate fundamentalist doctrine from the money that powers it."

    He does not believe that al-Qaeda masterminded the 9-11 attacks, but rather it originated from a different terrorist group based out of a mosque in Hamburg, Germany. "There will be another attack in the next decade and it will be much more massive than 9/11,"

    Please reply back to me as soon as possible.

    [email protected]

  32. muntaka tijani from ghana

    what's important is eor america,europe and co. to change thier forieng poliy.Especially with some arab nations which tey always threat unfair.I hope with this terorism will be eliminated.

  33. Bob White from Do you need to know?

    I wanted to learn more of this faith. By reading this article comparing Osama Bin Landen and Yasar Arafat to George Washington, and the Boston Tea Party to the 9/11, I think speaks volumes.

    I'm even scared to put my name,

    A would-be convert.

  34. ibrahim from maldives

    A' salaamu alikum,

    what you have said in this article is exactly the truth and the whole truth.

    i. moosa

  35. muslim against terrorism from usa

    I am disturbed by this article. As a Muslim I am appalled that any believer in Islam can justify terrorism. I consider terrorism the target killing of civilians for revenge or political change, which is absolutely against the Islamic teachings.

    When the Quraish tortured and tried to exterminate the early Muslims, the prophet did no tell the Muslims to kill them, instead they left the place of opression. The laws governing war are very clear and there is no permission for revenge killing and the killing of civilians. Actually in the Qur'an Allah tells us not to act unjustly against our enemies.

    Islam is the most superior moral teachings in the world and for the acts of evil men who justify their evil actions in the name of Islam, they have reduced this great faith in to a pro-terrorism religion.

    I am outraged at the fact that any Muslim excuses terrorism in any form. I do not care if others have done it, it does not make it right. We should be very clear about the great teachings of Allah and not agree with those that detest Islam and want to demonize it.

  36. MK from USA

    Amazing Deeply written article that States REALITY as is/was and not to be confused and associate Muslims/Islam with Terror.... This is Just PLAIN WRONG!Thanks Author, Keep up the Good work of spreading the Good and REAL word around the world where some people are starting to cross that thin line created by the MEDIA nowadays!!!

  37. Yahya Bergum from USA

    Can anyone tell me how the respectable terrorist determines what is in the hearts of their victims?

  38. Fahad Sharif Karnali from Pakistan

    Assalam-O-Alikum,

    I have read this but unfortunatly I have to say that our own muslim leaders are hypocrates.They accept what west says.So that is why we muslims are suffering all around the world and belive me we will suffer more unless our leaders will change ofcourse not by faces but by hearts.May Allah show our leaders the Wright Path (Ameen).

  39. Ahmed from Morocco

    Assalamu alaikum

    The real ROTTEN terrorist are the people who own and work in the western corporate media,and the poeple who impose the meaning of terrorism on others (poor and weak nations).that 's the real TERRO.PERIOD.

    10 millions muslims were killed in different parts of the world since 1990,but we have never heard anything about terrorism as much as we hear every now and then.I ask anyone of you to go back 5 years ago,and compare how many times the word terrorism was used back then in the media and how many times it was used after the sep11th.you will be astonished .SOMETHING IS FISHY HERE.

  40. Margie

    I missed something in this article. Were we not to address how to stop terrorism? Please help me to understand what I missed in this article

  41. Salah from USA

    I have totally enjoyed this article, like other articles you sent this was an excellent article. Thank you all

  42. Ekrem Zenelovic from USA

    Es-selamu alejkum. I have nothing to say, you have said it all. Allahu ekber.

  43. Owais from India

    Thanks for sending these mails to me and further giving me an opportunity to comment on it.........

    This article again is very true as most of the articles in islamicity's circulation.

    it is an eye-opener for those who have no idea of the history.....

    but my concern is, do they(the Americans and almost all the leaders of world) not know this fact. Infact, they do know. Then what should be done to stop the people from ignoring the truth even though they know it. It is not possible to let the people know about what they already knew.

    Is it not inevitable to fight for the freedom of the world and of humankind from the evils of the world? Whether they be US or UN? They design and alter the definitions of the terms to facilitate their evil desires. whether it is the word fundamentalism, terrorist or axes of evil. These 'Champions of Peace' create the problems.... and exploit them for their satanic intentions....

    we know that the common man whether in America or in anywhere is still good, but they make them subject to their ideology by means of their carefully instilled policies, of course the media in their hands works as a catalyst.

    Israel forgot the safest time Jews have spent during the reign of their 'enemy'.... Look at the disgratitude.

    But truth will prevail...ultimately

  44. Alagie Fanneh from Gambia

    What an amazing fact! This quite wonderful and people need to sit think about what going on.

  45. rodica from romania

    Along with those mentioned already, how can we ever forget the imprisonment for over 20 years of Nelson Mandela? The western countries labeled him for all those years of hard prison and injustice a TERRORIST. Now that he is aged and useless , he is free and the most respected man of the century, he even has received a Nobel Award for peace!! This is all the dirty play of all the cinic western countries, whose end of domination I hope will come to a deadly end.

  46. Adeyeye Jamiu from Nigeria

    Salam Alaykum,

    What I know is the Kufr system is constantly changing and they give defferent definitions to the same word so that they can punish their enemy and favour their friend though they engage in the same business.

    they are nothing but Mufsidun

  47. Sandy from Kuwait

    I agree completely about how politics views terrorists/freedom fighters. Politics are fickle fellows, so they say. However, my concern as a Muslim, is what is considered legitimate IN ISLAM. Is it considered legitimate to target non-military, non-government people? Is it legitimate to target women and children? My understanding is that IF a person is fighting a true jihad, these types of targets are NOT legitimate. I realize that some may argue that because the US is a democracy and the people have a say in what their government does, that it makes every citizen a legitimate target. I disagree, however. There are many American citizens, such as myself, who disagree with what our government is doing. How then do you seperate people such as myself from the "terrorists"/freedom fighters legitimate targets? I guess the main question that makes everything such a dilema, is "Who can you believe nowadays?" The US govt. says this, someone else says that. Who is telling the truth? Are they all lying? Only Allah (SWTA) knows the answer to that. But living on the precipice and doorstep of war is highly unnerving and so frustrating. The frustration comes mostly from the feeling of futility at being unable to stop a senseless war for control of power and oil. But then, haven't most wars been over money and/or power? May Allah protect us from those who unjustly wish us harm, may He protect those who are afflicted with unwanted war.

  48. M. de Zeeuw from Netherlands/Zambia

    As a Muslim survivor of a terrorist bomb attack on the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, February 16th 1999, which was afterwards claimed by "Muslims" based in Teheran, I find your criticism of the tradition inside my religious community of condoning if not actually perpetrating acts of terrorism goes not nearly far enough. The attack on an orphanage (Kiryat Shmone, 1969) by which Arafat started his terrorist carreer cannot be reduced to a moral equivalent of the Boston Tea Party. Muslims, including myself, want to see Islam gain moral respectability, but why then do its spokesmen usually fail to unequivocally condemn such despicable things as terrorism and antisemitism, which are totally against the spirit of the Koran.

    Hamas terrorism is often defended by arguing "They have no other option"; I have never seen a Muslim spokesmen contrasting that with the spirit of Koran 5:28.

    Wa-s-salaam,

    Mohammed de Zeeuw

  49. IRFAN from America

    I read your message and it was really great about man kind.I would love to hear more about these kind of stories.

  50. Amin from USA

    The article makes a point but not a real good one. I've used this argument myself but then I realized that if you have a solid definition of terrorism than this isn't an issue, example, was Ossama a terrorist against Russia?

    The answer is (looking solely at his actions) quite!

    A nations political statements and policy don't dictate the definition of words a dictionary does, I presonally am not a fan of double speak.

  51. Joseph Guarino from United States of America

    Islam is a peacfull transition into a culture where prayer as a way of life.

    Why doo men commit acts of horrer and exployt Islam

    [email protected]

  52. Kelly from USA

    I definetly agree with this statement. The United States definition of terrorism is not and has never been consistent. I am wondering, what your organization's stance is on the Kurdish situation? It is well known that the Kurds are called freedom fighters in enemy Iraq and are blindly written off as Terrorists in the US allied country of Turkey. Though the Arabs are being grossly oppressed in Palestine, what is the general view of the Kurds in the Arab world?

    I am honestly seeking an answer.

  53. syed ashraf ullah from indian

    salam alaykum

    not only me but the whole muslim ummah who will read the paragraphes you have written spontaneously shout that still some of the people alive in muslim who can tell the truth to the whole world,just look at the jews how darely they are propgating against the muslims,come forword brothers and tell the truths to atleast our muslims who are also busy to propagate against those people who are trying to restore the peace, yes real peace.

  54. Shafeequr-rahman from INDIA

    Excellent. Zajaakallah, carry on the work of awaking the Muslims of India by one way or the other.

  55. A.Wahid Kareem from Singapore

    Your article is very true, you haave the fact right, but to me it is a shame because as a Muslim, why can't we gather support to punished the wrong doers for what they have done to the refugee camp(shatila) I prayed to god almighty that they would be punished....and brought to justice IMMEDIATELY.

  56. mohammed nooruddin from india

    it was touching and eye opening. it shows the real picture about the double standards the world is practising today.

    keep up the good work.

  57. NooN from usa

    excellent...very clear & very fair...,

    very balanced & the story equivallent

    that your facts were compared with

    were very well chosen. Thank All of U.

  58. abdulquadri abdulgani from nigeria

    MAY ALLAH SAVE US FROM THE WORLD MOST DREADFUL AND SATANIC TERRORIST AND THEIR CRONIES.(AMEEN)

    MAY ALLAH SAVE ISLAM FROM BAD OPPOSITION ANDJUDGE

    ACCORDINGLY THOSE MUSLIMS THAT EATS FROM THEIR MUSLIM BROTHERS FLESH. (AMEEN)

  59. Zulfikar shaikh from Indian

    Nice to read the fact about terrorist.If the word terrorisrt is defined than the number one terrorist is Israel supported by the geater terrorist America. Rich nations threthen poor countries like US and Britan Threthen Iraq and the stability of Gulf and muslims.

  60. Saeed Chaudhary from uk

    Jazak'allah brother. May allah increase the barakat in your writing.

  61. Matarr Baldeh from Gambia

    It is true that one man's meat is another ones' poision. However, it is becoming clear the biggest terror on mankind today is the injustice that is prevailing around the world. How can North Korea with all its defiance be tolerated against the complaince of Iraq? How can the millions of AIDS sufferers in the world be negletected against high arm sales around the world? These are issues reflecting on justice issues.

    We hope and pray that the truth will eventually prevail. Matarr

  62. azir from hong kong

    yes exactly its ture those who are known as terrorists are the one who are fighting for their countrys America him self is the biggest terrorist

    he has so many mass distruction weapons,and he is saying terrorist to someone who only holding a stick.and America is biggest poor contry why?becouse he keep on begging for oil. Mujahiddin are

    just caring for muslims who have been saffard form america.america only cares the contry where he can advantges.

  63. Ahmed El-Amin from usa

    Being a student of history(usa)you are so true but to add to what you stated the Black Panther Party label terrorists, Angel David same MLK Jr. also any one who do not go along with the zionist government of america and fight by any means by the law or against the law is a terrorists in america eyes Nate Tuner label a terrorist because he fought for his freedom against his slave master Nelson Mendella a terrorist along with the of S. Aferica who fought for their freedom. Weapon of mass drustion well america have them A bomb only usa have used sell weapon to isreal to kill palestine people take their land and denie they basic right as to vote so america who is the terrorist

  64. confused from ?????????

    IT'S A SCARY WORLD. BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE PEOPLE KILLING PEOPLE JUST FOR THE MONEY AND POWER. HOW GREADY OF THEM...SAD VERY SAD..

  65. Yakinn from usa

    Asalam alaikum,this is a very tough time for all Allah fearing musilims, i mean genuine musilims.It has been said before,that, uneasy lies the head that wears crown,in other words,lots of patience,from all of us that believe in one ALLAH,lets continue to pray as hard as we can,we shall overcome,maslam.

  66. Susie from US

    What an eye-opener! I never thought about the points that this article points out. It is true, however, that perspective and time changes everything. I only wish that the mainstream media would publish and distribute material such as this!

  67. David Yowell from u.s.a.

    Excellent! We must also remember that the american indians were labeled as terrorists when they attempted to liberate their "occupied territory" from the "settlers". When America takes land it is an act of "national interest". When any other country does the same it is called an "invasion".

  68. Daniel Harrison from USA

    I liked the quote from the Quran. The truth is, american and iraqi, westerner and middle-easterner, we all are in great need of God's grace to save us from our sins. God forgive us and help us to treat others as You treat us.

  69. Theseeker from USA

    It's very good to put things into perspective as you did. The west needs people with open mind like you to entice the mass from their somnolence. May allah be pleased with your work.

    Theseeker39

  70. David Hyde from U.S.A.

    I must say that I quite agree with the premise of the

    article ! This concept (that individuals may be heroes

    to some - at a certain place and time in History..... and

    "terrorists" to others - at another place and time) is

    universal throughout human history. In fact,

    it has been the basis for many of the conflicts in the

    world. This is EXACTLY why we, as a modern, supposedly "enlightened" nation..... should have used

    the tragedy of 9/11/2001 - not as a pretext to war -

    which history teaches will NEVER provide a true solution - but rather as a learning experience..... and as an inducement to discover and understand why others

    might hate us so much. Only by doing THAT - and by

    making an honest attempt to address those issues -

    (with those very people who hate us) - will the root causes of "terrorism" be understood. Only then, through

    the efforts of patience, understanding of our "enemies"

    fears and anger and a true willingness to treat all

    others with the dignity which we demand for ourselves - can we expect to solve the issue of "terrorism".

    As Mr. M.K. Ghandi said..... 'an eye for an eye only

    ends up making the whole world blind'.

    David Hyde

  71. Robert B from USA

    Unlike most articles on Islamicity, this "political satire" is way off the mark. Humorous at best. The sad part is how so many readers are quick to jump up on the soapbox and claim what a fantastic point it makes, revealing even more the blind-as-a-bat "jumping on the bandwagon" that goes on around here. As bad as Fatinash's asking how he can in any way help bin Laden (ref 10843) and asking that God bless him. But still there are plenty of Muslims here that see the true problem, Islamic leadership itself.

    1400 years... that's how much time the Islamic people have had to get it together for the betterment of their own society. To quote an educated Muslim; "when will the day come that we learn to build planes, and not steal them only to use for killing innocents?"

  72. Stephen A Gambino from Does it matter

    It is obvious the writer of this article is unaware of human nature. One thing is for sure, the writer is very good at twisting selected events of the past to justify the present action of terrorists.

  73. ali from usa

    one of the best text i ever read, very opened minded and a lot of details, the writer should put it out on public.

  74. Shamshad Quamar from USA

    I liked this article because it describes the complexity of the situation today in a very meaningful way. Nothing remains same in this fast changing world. People fighting for their right to exit are termed as terrorists by others just because they dont see any benefit of their own in their war. They called themselves as democratic society, but they themselves try to take the very right of other nations and people. They are devils in disguise. They talk about equality for their people, but dont want others to enjoy the same. They talk about liberation, but colonise other nations. They talk about moral characters, but themselves are misguided. Societies and nations have always been different in different places because the culture and practices are different from region to region. If a way of government is good for a nations its not for other nations becuase it does not fit into their requirement. That doesn't mean they dont have the right to practice their own way. Today, Might is Right, and super power are trying to make other nations believe them and follow them, not matter how wrong they might be.

    Today, situations might be a difficult for humans, but that does not mean its going to be same always. History has shown truth always exits and I am sure it will in the coming years.

    We as humans have to do right things to make this earth a beautiful place to live, and leave the rest to GOD, because FINALLY it HE who controls this universe.

  75. Asad Shah from Afghanistan

    salam alaikum

    I enjoyed this article very much

    thanks for the historical facts and pointings

  76. Abdel rasoul Mahmoud from Egypt

    First of all i would like to express my admire of this report , it's very very interisting.

    Nowdays, United states of America is the only pole of the world and can discribe any one in the world as a terrorist because of the weakness of the other nations .

    we are far away from our religon which ordered us to "collect the power as we can to frighten the enemy of the lord and our enemy and others we don't know but God knoe them" but now we don't have any power to stand against this terrorist.

    we are about to vanish because of our weakened faith.

    I wish i could life to the day we over come this sitution and unite against this organized terrorism which practiced by the USA.

    Engineer A Gad

  77. Mokaddes Khan from USA

    We were given the Quran as a blessing, and the only way we can justify this blessing is by practicing what we preach, and BY TAKING IT TO OTHERS. If we follow the true teachings of Islam, then we will truly be 'Khalifas'(vicegerents) of God on earth. If we fail to do that we may find ourselves as oppressed as another group who refused to follow the Laws of Allah; the Bani-Israel (Children of Israel)

    Then we will have no one to blame but oursleves. Thus, I believe we must question our every action and motive(as a form of Jihad against our own baser instincts, our Nafs)

    One day perhaps we will be the leaders of the people once again. Not rulers (who rule by decree)but examples by whom the rest of humanity will judge themselves. We must start being those examples today. It is high time we Muslims rediscovered our own faiths and place among humanity and human beings.

  78. kelelawar from Malaysia

    'those who feel pathetic, we suggest their hearts were broken'

  79. Mokaddes Hassan Khan from USA

    This article was pretty well written. A lot of the commentators seem to have misunderstood parts of it(In my opinion) Even though the writer will be most able to properly explain it himself, I would like to give my own opinion.

    I don't believe he was in any way excusig the ones who committed the acts on Sept. 11 or the perpetrators of any other terrorist acts. But he was trying to point out that those who commit acts such as the ones on Sept. 11 are not the same as say the Chechens who have been fighting Russian brutality for almost a decade now, or say the Kosovars who were fighting the Serbs, or the Bosnians for that Matter.

    What is happening now is that, the US is labeling all of them as terrorists. Even people with legitimate claims, who are fighting a legitimate war of independence, like the rebels in Kashmir.

    It was'nt long ago, the U.S. was offering Russia help in fighting the Chechens in return for support on Iraq. I mean what kind of B.S. is that?

    However, for us Muslims, I do believe there is a deeper concern which needs to be considered. We consider ourselves as the 'Khalifa' or 'vicegerents' of Allah on Earth. We consider ourselves as the keepers of the true faith, the peace. Then we should one and all start acting like it. No more can we excuse suicide bombings, because at the end of the day it is the failure of the Ummah and our own lack of unity that has pushed our brothers to the brink of the ravine, that has caused them to even consider that perhaps if they do commit suicide (in the path of Allah) they will become martyrs and enter Heaven.

    At the same time the ones who turn to suicide bombing out of desperation should think about this, "how can one who believes in Allah ever be desperate?"

    And so we all find ourselves on the edge of the precipice. It is high time we Muslims started defining ourselves. We need to start seeing ourselves as a very essential part of humanity. We are not, and never was meant to be seperate from humanity.(con

  80. caab alchabbar from falasteen

    i read the article profoundly and i must say it is nonesence. you are trieing to justify the killing of hundreds of innocent people, which will never be considered as fighting for freedom. is killing civilians like that part of the futuch alislamia? is that alla's will? only stupid people can believe alrachman alracheem could like a thing like that. i would expect your site to show the real islam, the beautiful sides of it, and not the fulsified side, leeded by idiots like bin laden, and not even by hinting.

  81. Baseer Qazi from Germany

    Assalamualaykum. After reading the article, I must say that the job of a Muslim writer should not only be to weigh both sides of an argument, but also to link the final conclusion with the Islamic Aqeedah. In the case of terrorism we need to understand what lies in the limits of Shariah and what not. For instance killing civilians is of course a haraam act, as that which happened on 9/11, but not everyone comes under the realm of this definition, specially not occupiers like the Zionists. After having weighed both sides and established the conclusion in accordance, we also need to give 'solutions' from Islam. The solution for the turmoil and agony all over the Islamic world is the fact that we Muslims have abandoned Islam. We no more think of Islam as a solution for our problems, but rather as another problem itself, in this modern world. Muslims must understand that Islam is not only a religion, i.e. an outlet for ones spiritual fervors, rather a complete ideology with a intellectual basis, the Aqeedah, from which a complete system of life emanates. This system, the implementation of which is termed as the Khilafah is non-existent at this time and unless that is re-established, Muslims will not see a single moment of respite from the incessant cross-fire of the West.

    I pray that all Muslims understand not only the importance, but the 'obligation' attached to the notion of Khilafah, and thereby work for its immediate implementation.

    Jazakallah khair,

    abd al-Baseer

  82. syedaarif from pakistan

    WE R ALL RESIST FOR THESE TYPE OF TERRORISIM...ALLAH WILL SOLVE THESE TYPES OF THINGS

  83. Tahir Mahmood from Hong Kong

    Marvelous! Today's world leaders adjust the things to the best of their interest no matter what does it cause!

  84. khalid from usa

    it has been my experience in america that anyone who does not agree with it's definition of democracy or does not live by democratic rule is labeled PRIMITIVE. although the history of this young country shows that it was first a terrorist when it was founded. if this is hard to digest it would be appropriate to ask the so-called American indian. who lived on this land when it was invaded by people from other countries. history has proved that man in his quest for life will terrorized and inhumanly demonize any people that does not agree with his way of life or his manner of thinking. such is the case with my country. America suffers from many things as do other countries on this great planet. It is my opinion that We suffer mostly from too many freedoms. history will also show that when man is given the opportunity to follows his utmost desires freely without some form of rule he will disregaurd even the simplist of neigborly needs. Our creator uses one people to check another and ultimately we must all answer to him. when and if man especially has recognition of this fact peace will reign across our planet.

    in closing I say this : any human who has no fear of retribution for their actions will commits unspeakable crimes against humanity...

    khalid

  85. muharem from u.s.a.

    my dear friends i think that live is very short and that human shuold help eachother make live more intresting and they shuold understend that all of us will die and that whatever we do in this live bad and good we will answer in front of god so it's crazy in new melenium that we can't understand islam and live on this planet that moste butefull thinks is to be a muslim so i call all people to understend each other and craet peace with each other us human

  86. Nazir Ahmed from Pakistan

    The Americans have dual standard for the Muslim particularly. Now the time has come that we MUST strengthen our relationship among Muslim countries. If the current leadership of the Muslim world would like to remain in the political scene they will have leave the comforts and should struggle for the betterment for the Ummah. We will have to unite to counter the American and Jewish Terrorism.

    If the current leadership is not capable to dos then we will have to GET RID of them so that people of Palestine, Kashmir, Chechnya can get moral as well as military support and NO ONE can dare to say the "Freedom Fighters" as "Terrorists".

    We should put greater efforts to spread modern education among Muslim countries, and there should be no restriction for visas as well. We will have sacrifice for it and we should pull our money from the western banks to educate our people.

  87. Mebrocky from USA

    You make some good points, but some of your comparisons are a little out of wack. To compare the Boston Tea Party to, say, blowing up children on a bus is silly.

    You say, "In the 1930s and 1940s, the Jewish underground in Palestine was described as "TERRORIST." - this seems very correct. Then you say, "By 1942, the Holocaust was occurring, and liberal sympathy with the Jewish people had built up in the Western world," Please tell me that the torture and murder of six million men, women and children was not looked upon as a moral outrage by any person of faith - any faith.

    As an American with Palestinian and Jewish friends, I can say I feel like watching my parents fight - you don't want one side or the other to "win", you just want them to stop!!!

    Many Americans fear Muslims because all we hear about are their acts of terrorism. Most Christians don't even know that we worship the same God. Many Muslims think all Americans are like Bush, or like the people in the movies who have neither morals or faith. This is wrong too. Great prophets like Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad would be very saddened by the violence today. Allah is merciful and understanding, should'nt we try to be this way too?

  88. kelelawar from Malaysia

    'Sept 11, was designed to trigger the heart of America'. As they know, Malaysian heart expertise is one of the best in the world.

  89. Dominic from Canada

    I don't know whats going on too much myself, but i have never heard any Muslin person ever say 911 was wrong- they only say look what the other people did. Can any one tell me why?

  90. mohid ali from England

    American President's rised Those dirty rotten TERRORISTS such as Yasir Arafat, saddam, Osama Bin Laden & the unknow's and now the American President George bush want's there heads to disappear. I,am "confused" WHAT DID THE STUDENT'S DO? did they not applied what they were taught by there teacher's eg.( American.C.I.A )

    If i may ask who are the 'Founding Fathers'& what is the root cause of TERRORISM.???

    When it is said to them: "make not mischief on the earth" They say why we only what to make peace! of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief But they realize it not:

    Qur'an (2:11,12)

  91. Bill Cecil from USA

    These are examples of people driving out occupiers. Sept 11, was designed to exterminate America. Big difference! In a global community, we are all present in all contries.

  92. Ric from USA

    In your latest Bulletin the beginning paragraph said:

    "Most revolutions began as guerrilla terrorism. The American Revolution started out as terrorist acts against England."

    I'm sorry to say that you have a wrong spin on this. This was NOT a terrorist act at all, but it was a protest!

    I can understand trying to defend yourselves after the terrorist act on 09/11/2001, but Islam is not the aggressor or terrorists here, but it was the radicals whom are to blame!

  93. madmax from Maroc

    David post 10857

    And I am sure you have your "evidence" that Bin Laden is behind the Septembre 11 attack.

    Pathetic and laughable cowboys.

  94. abdul hakeem from nigeria

    Asalamu Aliakum,

    Am very happy with the bulletine,pls send more to my mail and any other messages that is good for muslim brother like me becos here in nieria alot of bad influence in our community due to bad leadershipe also where i stay the christian are building more,more churchs.May ALmighty Allah bless all the entire muslim in this worldand the year after{Amin}.

    Massalam

  95. kelelawar from Malaysia

    'the most common characteristic of TERRORISTS is they willingly confiscated others land'

  96. The servent of ALLAH from Sabah

    I aggree with this article and I think its happen only to other but not the american because of the so called great power. But they forgot that they also subject to the ALLAH judgement. And they also forgor that no matter how strong they are, they'll be distroyed or banished like Firaun or Balqis or Napoleon or Hitler... may ALLAH save this world from the Dhajal (BUSH).

  97. Dr. Hasbullah Muhammad from Malaysia

    I am totally agreed with your articles. The Americans are playing with words and emotions to justify the ends. Now the countries that love peace and truth know exactly who are the real terrorist and world number one enemy.

  98. DL from USA

    If we should place a terrorist inside a darkened house of prayer, alongside you or me, who would know the difference except almighty God. What makes Saddam threaten, what makes bin Laden strike, what makes Bush retaliate, are cloaked in the same pysche we all share, except they have the power to do much more harm then we. They have not followed the teachings of the Qu'ran, or the Bible; they follow politics and greed instead; for each being killed by a terrorist is a potential follower of God and faith, one that Elijah might have called upon. So now it is too late to sign papers and find homelands, we must face the music and stop terrorism first. Then maybe we can get back to the business of knowing the teachings of what we consider holy.

  99. M.R.DEKAIDEK from USA

    ALLAH TAALAA DREW THE DISTINCTION LOUD AND CLEAR

    WHEN HE REVEALED IN THE HOLY QURAAN :

    ( AFANAGALLUL MUSLIMEENA KALMUJRIMEENA MAALAKUM

    KAIFA TAHKUMUN.) WHICH MEANS:

    (WOULD WE EQUATE THE MUSLIMS WITH THE CRIMINAL

    NON MUSLIMS.WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU,HOW

    DO YOU RENDER SUCH JUDJMENT.) ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY

    SAYS THE TRUTH.

  100. Pyridinebkue from UK

    The worst terrorists agaimst Islam are the leaders of Islamic States.An Islamic party gets voted in Turkey nad what happens for money they allow the US in to kill innocent muslims. Pakistan has nuclear weapons which Allah(SWT) has provided them, should be used to protect Islam & muslims. All Islamic states should join together and form an ISLAMIC "NATO". But we muslims are so stupid we cannot even protect our own..Israel would not have dared to do what it is doing, the west would think twice about attacking Islam, Islamic States falling out of line would be dealt with by Islamic States rather than western organisations such as UN etc. WE would have our own plans for medical care, education, research

    development, having common policies, become self-sufficient, becoame a leading light in the world......... this is what the early Khalifas did

    Turkey for example was only powerful nad had an empire because in it's heyday ISLAM was followed, but now look at it the way Europe treats by not allowing it to join the EU, NATO willing not to provide defense systems........ all Islamic States are heading thsi way........bullied and forced into agrreing with the Kufr!! We muslims have Allah(SWT, The Hoily Quran, Muhammad(SAW) and Islam........... and if we rely on Allah(SWT) can anyone defeat us , no matter how technolgically advanced they are...... they can never be as Powerful as Allah(SWT). Did not Allah(SWT) send Angels to against the Quraish at the Battle of Badr? Is this not enough proof for the muslims........ that whosoever Allah(SWT) supports, none can defeta him in any way at all. Did not David(AS),Solomon(AS),Joseph(AS) comnquer their enemies because thay all put their faith first and foremost in Allah(SWT)???????????????

    Even the honour of Jesus(AS) was saved by Jesus(AS) calling on Allah(SWT), hence Jesus did not suffer the ignominy nad humilaition of dying on the cross!!

    See muslims brothers how Allah(SWT)protects those who rely on Him and His Message!

  101. Jim Gifreda from USA

    Much of this article is true- if nothing else, because it is non-committal about whether or not specific people are actually terrorists or not. It does of course depend on one's viewpoint.

    This morning I spoke to the kid's in my class about hatred between groups of people. Our only solution to this problem of hatred is not a human one- that of extinction of certain groups- but one originating from God. What is God's plan for reconciliation between people groups? The Scriptures are very clear on this point: It is the same as the answer to our reconciliation with Him. First, justice must be done, and he has meted out justice on our behalf through the suffering servant predicted long ago in Isaiah (a Jewish, Christian, and Muslim text-is it not?) That person (who is very special and unique according to the Hebrew scriptures, the Injil, and Quran) will also rule one day according to the same texts. Only then will the problem of hatred between groups begin to subside. Even then it is written that after a time people will rebel until the Creator of us all determines that it is time to deal a crushing blow to evil and make everything new.

    In the meantime, God has created a way for us to be brought into the same family - His family- through His adoption of us. We cannot earn this status- He gives it to us out of His great mercy and love even to those who are his enemies. When we are brought into the same family, which can only be done through a simple act of humility, we are able to reconcile with each other.

    Anyone may receive this mercy and grace by asking for it, for "whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will not be dissapointed."

    And then that person will be no longer subject to the same hatred that characterized his former life, but will be free to love and forgive.

  102. Ahmad Abdul Shahiyd from USA

    Thank you for the wonderful email. I will foward it on for anyone I know to view. I personally feel that we are living in sad situations today. I feel that if someone wants to cause me harm, It should be my duty to find out why they are upset with me and then work to resolve the issue at hand. If someone is blocking me from resolving an issue between me and another person, then I should go around the outside party and speak directly with the party that I have issues with. We need peace in this world and we should not condone terrosism or oppression. The US is condoning terrorism and at the same time condeming freedom fighters. I need not mention the countries I speak of. And on a last and final note. To All MUSLIMS. MY BROTHERS. SUICIDE BOMBING IS HARAM. THERE IS MUCH EVIDENCE IN QURAN AND SUNNAH PERTAINING TO THIS MATTER. BECAUSE YOU COMMIT SUICIDE IN A BOMBING, YOU ARE NOT A MARTYR. YOU CONDEM YOURSELF TO THE HELL FIRE COMMITTING THE SAME SUICIDE OVER AND OVER FOR ETERNITY. ANYONE THAT WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE EVIDENCE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT [email protected]. ALSO...WE NEED TO FIGHT AGAINST THOSE WHO FIGHT US. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN PHYSICAL FIGHTING FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT MUSLIM... IT MEANS THAT WE ARE TO DO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO TO STOP OPPRESSION. THROUGH WORDS, WRITING, TALKING, AND PHYSICALLY AND WHATEVER OTHER MEANS THAT ARE NOT VIOLENT AND CROSSING BOUNDRIES. PEACE AND BLESSING TO ALL.

  103. B.A. Gastineau from USA

    I would humbly submit my opinion. I pray that no one is offended by it. I pray the peace of Allah for all.

    It's an interesting argument, but to put the early founders of America with Terrorist of today, in my opinion is quite a stretch.

    Today, men must reason together, rather than use force. In the Quran, Allah castigates men who first fight, rather than negotiates.

    The Prophet (PBUH) had no respect for those who would fight, rather than talk things out.

    Thank you for reading.

  104. David from USA

    Bin Lauden attacking the Russian military in Chechnya

    was a heroic and laudible act. Stealing planes,

    murdering civilians and encouraging suicide in

    idealistic young muslms is another thing altogether.

  105. naim yusuf from usa

    I think it is far more simple than your aricle implies. For all intent and purpose, when you have evil intent and target the innocent you are a terrorist. When you direct your energies toward the salvation of a people, you are a hero. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out.

  106. Jerome A. Salaam from USA

    My comment is very small but Powerful,

    I guess the media, forgot about the terror

    every Black person went through when the whites

    roamed the country side in the south wearing

    hoods,burning down my forefathers' houses and

    hanging them, "Those are the Terrorist."

    Gal.6:7

    J.A.H.Salaam

  107. Tim Bilodeau from USA

    This article equating "freedom fighters" to "terrorists" totally miscontrues the meanings of both. Where both struggle for their respective causes, the difference comes from the way that terrorists commit acts of murder against unarmed civilians. For example, the disguised men of the Boston Tea Party threw tea into Boston Harbor as an act of civil disobedience. They didn't kill innocent civilians the way Yasser Arafat and Menachem Begin did as they planted bombs in crowded market places designed to kill civilians at random. By contrast, a freedom fighter would attack military targets in a concentrated way. Many might use both "terrorist" and "freedom fighter" in the same way, but these terms need to be strictly defined.

  108. LOUBNA NASSER from U.S.

    I DO NOT AGREE WITH YOU THAT IMAGES HAVE CHANGED, AND WHO USED TO BE A HERO IN THE PAST IS A TERRORIST TODAY AND VIS VERSA. EVERYONE IS STILL THE SAME, WHAT HAVE CHANGED IS THE COMMON INTERESTS BETWEEN THE COUNTED TOP COUNTRIES. TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES TODAY IS TO PORTRAY THE AFGHANS AS TERRORISTS. ACCORDINGLY, IT IS GIVING THE WORLD A HUMANITARIAN REASON TO ATTACK AFGHANISTAN AS A STRATEGIC REGION TO THE OIL SUPPLY.

  109. amin abdullah from usa

    Peace, All Praise Belongs Soley To Allah! to understand a people, we have to understand their patterns of life, and the positive or negative responses of their character.

  110. BILAL E MUHAMMAD SR from USA

    MODEL COMMUNITY

    This Community is what Life is all about,need to be and will be if you open your mind and heart.

    You can become a better person and under-

    stand the mission of us as Humanbeings are to serve GOD. And we can't serve GOD by killing people around the world in the name of peace.

    No humanbeing or humambeings has or have the right to tell another what they can or can't do, only GOD has that right. If a Nation think's they are so powerful that they can tell other Nations what to do and how live there life, than you don't need all the Nations of the world to back you up. Ask GOD to back you and stop trying to take other Nations down in history with you and your war hawks. This information is for the people of America and the people all over the earth.

    Written by a friend of your's

    May GOD bless all...

  111. fatinash from syria

    I am susre Israel are the most terrorists in the world we are who defend out self. I think ben laden is a hero and I ask god to help him and support them if there is a way to help him pls tell me.

    thanks

  112. kulamula from USA

    all these people... the colonist, the zionist, the mujihaden, arafat, clinton...are of the world. they do worldly things. they are not of God and neither are the terrorist.

  113. A Changez

    Beautiful and well researched article. It should be sent to all the papers. I will memorize all the details to have at hand. Thank u. God Bless You.

  114. afmamuqsith from india

    Dear Sir,

    Terror is just a word which menas causing extreme fear. There is nothing good or bad about it. The goodness or badness lies in practice. If it is for good cause for the humanity without causing harm to innocent and un-involved then it is good. Parents at times terrorise their children to reform them. But if it is resorted to settle political or personal or tribale and such issues it is crime and 'FITNA'

    Armed struggle without by organisations other than legally established governments is illegal and prohibited. AS for the opressed people resorting to it as a last resort, Islamic world is large enough to absorb such people, if and when and where Muslims are opressed or face genocide.

    Unfortunately the Islamic countries are not practicing Islam themselves resuting in profileration of non-governmental organisation under fancy names to lauch so called JIHAD (which is actually Qitaal but not glamarous enough to attract attention). How do we explain non acceptance of request of citizenship by any Muslim living anywhere? In fact movements of Muslims must be unhindered in Islamic world.

    The present day struggles by non-governmental agenceies and organisations is illegal. These are funded by dubious people for own ulterior motives. Even CIA has encouraged and funded such organisations for their own political selfish ends. It is a matter of shame for the entire Muslim world for not displaying moral courage to liberate such oppressed people by peaceful negotiations or by waging proper war. Blood letting of innocent and destruction of properties and creating anarchy as ustification of fighting against injustice is un-Islamic and severly condemnable. No excuses are acceptable.

    We should do our best to stop this both in individual capacity and collectively. There is an urgent need of learned people forming a Islamic parliament to influence public opinion within Islamic world as well as in other countires.

  115. fahim from Canada

    I hundred percent agree with you on this issue. Few years a go I wrote an essay about this topic. I made extensive research as to how and why these people are called terrorist. Starting with Israelies campaigning against the Britons, The Irish against the Britons, The people of Algeria against the French and finally the Palestinians against the israelis, in all of these facts it was pure strugle against oppression, occupation and injustice. Even in Afghanistan the Afghan Mujahidin's were described by the Soviets as terrorists and by the western block as heros. But today unfortunately anyone claiming to be a mujahid during Soviet occupation, is considered a terrorist or a potential terrorist that should be kept an eye on. This whole issue of who really is a terrorist or not is very complicated, but as usual the west specially America likes to brand certain group of people as terrorists to justify its aggression agaist them. During WWII it was the Japanese, later the Koreans and Vietnamese and the people of East Europe and now it is Arabs and muslims.

  116. sister noor from USA

    I Deal with terrorists and biggots every day with allah's help any body can. I take my children to the store every body watchs to see if I'm gonna do something or maybe they scream at me to go home

    Once a police man drove off the road tring to read and call in my Licence plate while looking in his rear view mirror on the other hand now their marching for peace. Good job Washington. You done a good job confuseing people and white washing that you don't hate us. Just make thicka every where you go and use the sunna to answere hostile scarred ignorant people. Did I forget arrogant? Not that racial pride is a good thing but just to let the biggots know this is from an Irish American Convert

  117. B from uk

    Wow! Isn't there a big difference between throwing an object (tea) into the sea and throwing your bomb laden body into non-combatants?

    Bin Laden and his group were fighting for the freedom of Afghanistan from the superpower of the Russian MILITARY at one time, but when the war was over he set his sights on the very country that helped him. Just as France helped America against England, once we gained our freedom we didn't start a war with France. Just what freedom is Bin Laden fighting for now? Freedom from the West? I always hear that, but I am not sure what it is. Is it the clothing, food and music? If that is all why do they allow it into the country? God in his infinite wisdom gives us the ability to make choices. More often than not we make the wrong choice. However it is his power that allows it and his power alone that will judge us in the end for our actions or inactions in life. I can never agree with killing non-combatants, civilians, women and children no matter what the cause or by whom.

  118. Mahmut Kurt from Germany

    First,compliment for your great Website.But as you know,Moslems are NOT terrorist.Islam DOESNT allows terrorism.In my opinion,USA themselves are true terrorists.They say Moslems attacked World Trade Center at 11.09.2001.But I detected in Internet some pictures,they show the whole truth.Please mail me,if you want to get these pictures.They are complete in German,but I could translate them.

  119. Fauzie MOHAMED from USA

    Warped Minds as expressed by this writer does not have a sense of REALITY. Please do not associate your dumb founded sense of justification to thwart the attitude and IGNORANCE of the people who have now become the ENEMY of the Civilized World as represented by USA, BRITAIN, CANADA and the evolution of the Societies and Nations that they represent. The Arab hate is deep among themselves. They use ISRAEL as an excuse, thus reflecting their status among the low level life forms.

    If this is the kind of CRAP that is posted on this Site, then it reflects the liberties that you do not have in your own culture, society and Middle Eastern Nations. You have many life times yet to EVOLVE.

    Fauzie MOHAMED

  120. chesley from USA

    I am not quite sure how many innocent women and children were killed at the Boston Tea Party, but there were a lot killed by the Hitler wannbe, Osama bin Laden. "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" was never valid. Anyone who targets civilians is a terrorist. The justice of is cause, if any, is destroyed by these actions. Yes, Menachem Begin was a terrorist, and should have been hung. that does not justify current Palestinian acts of murder, or 9/11, or Saddam Hussein's violation of the tems of the cease fire.

  121. Iffat Akhtar from New Zealand

    A Good Article we all know it but does that make any difference to the " arrogants ?" It is very good to remind each other and believe that one day we will all see' the atom's worth of good " we have done or "the evil" that that we have done too . Comforting to the "Faithfull '

  122. Amina Ibrahim Ali from Trinidad

    Subhan Allah! I feel so unequipped to deal with the non-Muslims constant attack on ISlam and on Muslims. This kind of information is so useful for me. May Allah SWT continue to help us as we protect and promote His Deen Insha Allah.

  123. Engr. Usman Abdulazeez Ogirima from Nigeria

    I do not believe that Ustaz osama bin laden is terrorists.He is a true mujahideen, a true freedom figther.

    is true that it is stated in hadith that time shall come muslims will be very much plenty but powerless as a result of not reasoning together sa brother in al islam.

    your repply is highly needed to improve my iman.

    ma sallam

    Engr. Usman

  124. jihad from usa

    as saalamu alaikum

    we as muslims in the west live in luxuary we can not imagine what its like in countries where u are oppressed and killed because u are muslim.i don't condone killing innocent people but for the muslims who do this i'll make 70 excuses for them i'll make dua to allah that they make it to jannah.the worst muslim is better then the best kafir

    as saalamu alaikum

  125. Brian Daniel Lawlor from Canada

    Very good and well said...those called terrorist are not what they seem...all parts of the whole moving together but the actions of Mr. Bin Laden and Saddam show the full spectrum of Islam. Are all the bellies of Islam fed?..are all the children educated?? there are failure on both sides of this issue therefore both sides must take the hits here...Osama is not Islam but he is a representative of the mindset that is Islam. Saddam and the other Islamic nations have failed in their responsibilities towards the body of Islam as a whole...Osama Bin Laden is the positive end of the spectrum and Saddam the negative end to theat spectrum where oppession is the rule of law....everything touched by Humanity was to be corrupted..from all that is good to all that is bad.that full spectrum is to be experienced..again ..very well said....take care out there...did you know the return of Jesus means Muhdi is nearby..goes hand in hand with the events fortold..patience

  126. omar from USA

    I THINK THIS ARTICLE BRINGS US BACK TO ASK OURSELVES TO WHY ARE WE DOING ALL OF THIS? AND WHAT CAUSED ALL THIS HATRED? GOING BACK TO HISTORY IS A GOOD THING. TO REMOVE A CANCER YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE WHOLE ORGAN, YOU CANNOT JUST SCRAPE OFF THE SURFACE AND SAY THE CANCER IS GONE. WITH THAT SAID, WHAT IS THE USA IS DOING TO TREAT THIS CANCEROUS ORGAINS? OBVIOUSLY NOT ENOUGH? WHY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DEVELOPING HATRED FOR US? WHAT DID OUR GOVERMENT DO TO THEM? THESE ARE SOME OF MANY QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED. BY THE WAY, I DO NOT THINK ONE BIT THAT TERRORISTS HATE PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME, THEY HATE OUR LEADERS WHO ARE BETRAYING US. WHAT IS THE DEFENITION OF A TERRORITS ? I THINK IT VARIES FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER AND THAT SHOULD NOT BE A CASE. TERRORISM IS ANYTHING THAT IS DONE TO HARM THE OTHER PERSON WHETHER PHYSIACALY OR MENTALY. FROM THAT POINT ON, WE COULD SEE WHO IS AND IS NOT A TERRORIST IN THIS PLANET. I THINK THIS ARTICLE SUMMED UP WELL BY SAYING " The terrorist of yesterday is the hero of today, and the hero of yesterday becomes the terrorist of today. " AND I THINK WE LOST THAT NOTION.

    PEACE TO ALL

  127. Suhail Ahmad from India

    Indeed a good article. I am from India and my grand father was fighting for indepenedence against British rule and British used to call him terrorist.

    As for as know UN does not have the definition of terrorism.

  128. Muhammad Abdulsalam from USA

    Well interesting analogy with the American revolution, except for the fact that the American revolutionaries targeted British property, whereas today's terrorists focus on taking life.

  129. Tawfiq ibn Ali from UK

    May Allah Aswajall had more to your Imaan. It's good to read your new prospect, I hope it will benefit all your readers. Mostly Muslim youth. Who are the main victim of todays agoraphobia.

  130. Amina from England

    i think this days toursist is changing to hunting muslims i remember when civil war break in somalia it was just between tribes .in 1993 UN came to stop war but was deafted till was killed some solider of USA it was just conflect between tribes not religous now AMERICAN COMPLAINS that it was AL QAIDA

  131. Syed Ashfaque Mazhar from Saudi Arabia

    Very Good Subtance

    Can I reproduce or quote it? Will you permit me to do so?

  132. Zeenath from India

    This is just a reiteration of what has been said over the ages. One of the first things done after a revolution is the hanging of the revolutionaries. One mans terrorist is always anothers messiah. No body dies a horrible death willingly. what motivates a handsome intelligent and healthy palestinian youth to kill himself as a suicide bomber? what prompted Mohommad Ata to pilot the plane into WTC? every single one of those guys had thier own future. they were educated, they had their families who loved them. A great deal of courage, conviction and beleif is required to die for a cause. Soldiers who fight in an army are atleast paid for thier troubles their families receive a pension but what of these "terrorists" why are they what they have become. Is their violence really mind less? Most of them are pretty sensible they seem cultured well bred and educated. They have taken to violence as the last resort. Now may be the question why target the civilians? the answer to that is why are the cities bombed during a war. the unhealthy trend of hitting soft targets was started by the very people who now oppose and critise them. why did US wipe out not just Hiroshima but also Nagasaki? what was the fault of the civilians living in those cities? they were in no way connected with the war. It is easy to point a finger at others but why do we forget that in doing so the other four fingers point right back at us. Jesus was a smart guy he knew what he was saying when he said "he who has never sinned shall cast the first stone" Every single nation has sinned against its neighbour and has has forfeited the claim to being righteous. As rightly said the founding fathers of America were indeed considered as TERRORISTS by the British Empire.

  133. Csaba Cere from Mexico

    This article is trying to make it look like the American treatment of Bin Laden and his ilk has been inconsistent, but anyone who has taken two minutes to look at the facts can see that is not the case.

    They may have been the moral equivalent of the Founding Fathers when they were fighting off an invading army, but they quickly move out from under that comparison when they started masterminding suicide bombings on American military bases in other parts of the world. They moved farther away when they attacked innocent civilians on 9/11. The comparisons being made in this article are very forced, and quite frankly insulting.

  134. Mike from U.S.A.

    Another sad commentary of a terrorist apologist, looking to defend the murder of innocent people, be honest with yourself. If you can make the comparisson of throwing tea into an ocean and slamming a jet into skyscrapers instatly killing over 3,000 people, who aren't part of the military, it's a real stretch. This is another example of why Islam seems so evil to the West it seems eso many Muslim condones and makes excuses for terorism. How caould I look to Muslims for guidance of my soul, if they condone the killing of innocents?