A letter to Osama Bin Laden

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In the name of God, most Compassionate most Merciful.

May peace indeed be upon those who follow God's guidance.

Huwa alhayyu alQayyoom
(God) The Living, The Self-subsisting

I listened very carefully to your message that was addressed to me, and my fellow Americans on Friday, October 29 2004. I listened to it in Arabic, free of interpretation or mis-translation, lest I misjudge the content of your message or your intent. I listened to it with Islam in my heart and mind, knowing that God is all Merciful and all Knowing.

With your appearance you convey an image of a pious, God fearing man. Some of our Muslim youth derive inspiration from you, seeing in you a courageous, religious mujahid, seeking to free the oppressed. They say that you are being slandered, that we must believe your denial of planning 9/11, and they say that a heart that knows Islam could never condone such a barbaric act. The Taliban believed in you, protecting you at their own risk, knowing that such a pious man could never lie!

And now you have finally admitted to taking responsibility for 9/11. 

When I read the following verses from the Quran, I cannot help but think they describe you:

There is among people one whose words about this world's life may please you greatly and who calls on God to witness what is in his heart; yet such a one is most stubborn in dispute. And when he turns his back, he goes about the earth, spreading corruption and destroying tillage and progeny, and God does not love corruption. (Quran 2:204-205)

I listened to your message in amazement, not because any of the things you said were a surprise to me, but because you say such things and still invoke the name of God. You can never justify 9/11 and its aftermath. I say this first as a Muslim, and then again as an Arab and yet again as an American. 

Do you really, for one moment, feel that you have done an atom's worth of good for your fellow Muslims and Arabs? You have created chaos and havoc. Although the haters of Islam would find any excuse to promote their intense dislike of Islam, you have given them the ammunition and the excuse they needed. In my opinion you share in the responsibility of bringing death and destruction in Afghanistan. You have shamed the brave Mujahedeen who truly fought a Jihad to remove an occupying force. As much as I blame my government for a preemptive war on Iraq that has resulted in the death of 100,000 Iraqis, you also share in this horrendous atrocity.

Do you really believe that you are shining the beautiful light of Islam upon the people of America and the West? Do you think for a second that you can reach the hearts and minds of people by threats of terror?

The Quran is clear in its teachings, illustrated by the lives of the Prophets - Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed peace be upon them all. You describe that the pain of witnessing the suffering of other Muslims became too much to bear, and that is what pushed you to plan mass murder and chaos. That is not the path of "al nafs al mutma'inna", or the soul of a true believer. 

Injustice on behalf of others cannot compel us to do the same. Collateral killing is not part of Islamic vocabulary. Instead of promoting your convoluted version of Islam, you would serve Islam and your own soul much better if you were to apply the following verses of the Quran in your own life and around the world.

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

Call all mankind unto your Lord's path with wisdom and kind preaching and argue with them in the most kindly manner, for your Lord knows best who strays from His path and who are guided to the right path - Hence if you respond to an attack, respond only to the extent of the attack leveled against you; but to bear yourselves with patience is indeed far better - For God is with those who restrain themselves, and those who do good. (Quran 16:125,126,128)

Have you seen more suffering or witnessed more pain than Mohammed, Jesus, Moses or Abraham, peace be upon them all? They indeed showed true faith, and you are distorting their message and have dishonored the name of Islam.

Patience is paramount in times of hardship and peril. Your actions have blinded any shortsighted Westerners to Islam, and have suffocated Muslims struggling to promote the message of the Most Compassionate and all Merciful God.

 

Dr. Sarah Badran is a physician based in Los Angeles, California.


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GEOFFREY TAYLOR FROM USA said:
I interviewed the Imam at my local Mosque and asked him why there is not outcry from Muslims against the terrorists of 9/11. He told me that there was an enormous outcry, but for some reason the mainstream media ignore it. (The interview is posted on my blog at http://www.caucusrace.org).

It is Muslims like you who will eventually succeed in getting through to us in the West, and it is Muslims like bin Laden that stand in your way and turn people against Islam. Good for you, and Allah Akbar!
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RASHID HASSAN FROM USA said:
Until today nothing had proved.
Who knock-down the buildings.
Why few jewish had to take off or late from work.
The man hin self said he did not do that.
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ABDULLAH FROM SYRIA said:
Just think About it! If Mohamed(PBUH) had planes would he have ordered the ansari or the muhajuroon to crash into a Qurash building. That is really obsurd. ALl those who where in favor of this article, the majority come from the middleeast, while those who favor tend to come from the west> HuH? just wake up ummah, yes the usa does bad too, but what is worse is probobly the government you live under somewhere in the middleast does even worse and they are the hypocrates. Ican say this from syria. OUR SYRIAN GOV. IS MORE OF AN ENEMY TOWARDS ISLAM THAN BUSH, PUTIN, BLAIRE OR EVEN SHARON! Fact, and the same goes for so many other arab n muslim gover. WE have to have osamas fighting at home . RIght? Our beloved prophet never engaged the qurash or the munaficcoon(hyporcrates) before he had renforced the community in maddina with eman and piety towards the most HIgh. I understand the anger many people have towards america, but their is absolutly no justification in murdering innocent women and children at all! especially in islam, the comments that were left in the name of allah favoring osama just adds insult to injury in the usa even more towards the muslims , yes they are killing our children night and day, and we must do something about it,but we must start with the disgusting governments we have in muslim coutries, to all those reading this, can you name one Rightous Muslim country? just one? If not what are we doing supporting people that are fighting a war that will not bring freedom to our muslim brothers. INconlusion the real enemy is fasad( Curuption) in our muslim heartland, not the Americans> deal with one issue at a time, dont wage a war in which you cannot handdle, come on, let us learn from history Isshallah!
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YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
It does not seem strange (at least to me) that Osama bin Laden might set aside his assault rifle and speak in a secular way. The presentation seems to have been intended for a secular audience made up of his adversaries. His adversaries would perhaps not have been swayed by "the foundation" on which he had based his appeal. Every time he issues a statement, his adversaries seemingly compete to reveal what tricks they imagine his statement contains - as if a Muslim appeal is supposed to seem sincere, to improve the effectiveness of deception. (Astaghfirullah!) It did not strange to me that his adversaries seemed unreceptive because adversaries are quite often like that.

What DOES seem a little strange (at least to me) is that so many of his supporters had apparently refused to believe that it was really a statement from him. Would that be perhaps because he had not cited much scripture, had even bothered to try communicating with his adversaries, had addressed some members of some other ummah, or had not seemed sufficiently militant? Not being one of his supporters, I can only guess as to why they might have doubts about that particular statement's authenticity. Also, my question was meant to seem a little humorous perhaps, to express a few of my own frustrations, and to perhaps provoke a little thought on the part of the reader.
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CHIP FROM INDIA said:
Excellent letter. Its extremely refreshing to see muslims who were disgusted by 9-11 to express their opinions openly. I also believe that violence and killing of innocent civilians of any faith is not the answer to the problems faced by the muslims around the world.
-Chip
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HALA FROM EGYPT said:
I believe Mr ben laden is dead a long time ago, why should he talk on Mr Bush election time.
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SALEEM FROM TURKEY said:
MUSLIMS IN USA PAYING TAXES AND PRACTICING ISLAM, NEED NOT TO WORRY TOO MUCH
WILL GO TO HELL INSHALLAH
WHERE THEY CAN STILL PRACTICE
THEIR VERSION OF ISLAM AS MUCH AS THEY LIKE.
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YASHMIN FROM USA said:
Harun - no it does not signify anything. You are not here to witness the numerous number of ppl who are totally against the phony war. Unfortunately you are saying only what you see on TV and the mostly the media only shows those muslim views who are just as phony as this war -like Dr. Sarah. You cannot imagine how disgusted i am at her article. you think due to her education level she would know that a muslim is the one from whose tongue another muslim is safe.
And all those muslim who agreed with her article wonder wy the ummah does not unite. Think again. When you attack a fellow muslim you disintergrate us further and we keep getting farther apart from each other. And the enemies keep winning. I really hope Dr. Sarah reads all these comments ...
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RUQUYA FROM SOMEWHERE said:
blaming osama is not the anwser.
we all know what's happing in islamic wold.
anyway i'm not agreeing with you missy. before u blome anyone let read the history itself first.
thank u
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FARZANA RAZVI FROM USA said:
Dear Dr.Sarah Badran
Assalamualaikum
Very well written article.I wish this could be published in major newspapers around the world.It is our duty to educate not only the Muslims but non-Muslims as well, regarding the current issues.We should not let our personal opinion cloud our judgment.Osama Bin Laden and the likes have not done a great service to resolve the problems of the Muslims around the world,rather he the likes, has multiplied their problems.There are real problems that we as Muslims are facing in the world.Let us clean our houses first before we start pointing fingers.How many of the Muslim governments raised their voices against invading Iraq,and the Genocide in Sudan?In fact they laid out the red carpet and provided bases for foreign force.
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HARUN FROM EARTH said:
Bismillah
Subhan Allah! Did anyone observe that most people who agreed with the article were from USA and those who disagreed were mostly from around the world. Does that signify anything? I wonder..
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MEHMET URESIN FROM FRANCE said:
IT IS SUCH A JOY TO READ A PERSONS VIEWS WHO MIRROR EXACTLY MY OWN. WHAT BIN LADEN HAS DONE HAS SET BACK ISLAM CENTURIES, AND HAS GIVEN JEWS THE AMMUNITION TO ATTACK ISLAM, BOTH LITERALLY AND MORE IMPORTANTLY PHYSICALLY. ALLAH IS THE BEST OF ALL JUDGES, AND HE WILL JUDGE OF THAT THERE IS NO DOUBT.
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FUAD FROM USA said:
Dear All Assalamu alaikum,
First of with the blessing of Allmighty Allah, let us congratulate Dr. Badran on her well put,




and to the point letter.
I have and allways had a question to Mr.Bin Laden and Co., How long? and what next?
Don't you people know that there is 7-8 million muslims who call the US home? What of them? Why didn't you use your wealth to educate and help the underprivileged, instead of handing the key of hell to the rednecks and zealots of the world. And to those muslims who agree with these maniacs, go into a cave and STAY there.
I as a an American muslim, think that the best place for practicing my faith is the US, and I am sure that some people will disagree.
Your evil actions have disstorted the image of the wonderful religion of Islam, and I pray to Allah Almighty, to make the good people of the United States see the difference between good and evil.
Amin
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PATINECE FROM USA, RHODE ISLAND said:

No one knows the truth about who was behind the events took place on 9/11/2001, if those who claim to be Islam were behind the 9/11, they are not Isalam , they only insulted and degraded the word of God ,they insulted the ethics and quality of Islam, if not let the almighty God take care the rest.
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SAJID ANSARI FROM INDIA said:
In my view west is afraid from Islam, and they try to portrait the wrong picture of islam in entire world, media is in their hand. We can take the example of the Iraq , USA and their allies endorsed the view that Saddam is making the WMD (weapons of mass distruction)nothing is found in invasion and a rich emerging islamic country completly destroyed. We must understand the real pain of our Palestanion brother Jews forces are destroying thier shelter and US ans their allies who are self declaired protecter of humanright, they dont say a singal word in their support. This atrocity of west can not be tolerate at any cost. USA is the strong supporter of the Jews and Jews are the open enemy of the Islam and mankind. Pl referred the verse of Holy Quran.My brother and sister pl think how west is suppressing the emerging islamic power, in case of the Iran nuclear prepration , If Israil can have the nuclear power whay cant have with Iran. The movement what Osama launched is ath inspiration for millons of muslim in the world that If you are muslim than dont accept bad deeds and atrocities of Jews and their companion, Shadat is the best ibadat (sacrifies) to get the agree of Allah subhana Tala.

Allah Hafiz

Your Brother

Sajid
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AYSHAMA FROM INDIA said:
I agreee with whts said in this article
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FATIMAH FROM BRUNEI said:
I am sick and tired of us blaming others for the calamities befallen upon. Why can't we look into our own souls and see if they are anything near to purity. Through my understanding, Islam is a way of life. Therefore if we follow the real teaching I believe we are able to show none muslims that we are actually good people who hate violence. Let me give a simple example,"smiling"to others is a sedakah but how many of us are doing that. Not many, this is because most of us like to judge people even among the muslims. Who is the Judge, is it you or Allah?

Where were you when ten of thousands or more of Kurds and other Iraqis were killed during Sadam's era? Is it OK for muslims to kill other innocent muslims?

What did we do when Kuwait was invaded by our muslim brothers?

What did you do when the muslims in Bosnia needed your help?

What were your comments when the muslim minorities in Burma were killed?

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AMEENA FROM NORWAY said:
asalam aleikom.first .do you fight for islam and muslim rights .do you know how mutch blood there are on the western or americas coverments hands do you?atleast he try to fight them but most of us muslims just sit on our ass and tell our brothers and sisters who try to do something, who mabe get theese coverment to think about what they are trying to do .dear brother or sister its a fight ageinst islam .what can we do?just watch it. that they kill our children and their chanse to next life the west dont want us to have trust in ALLAH they want us to trust them.i dont know osama but if his intentions are clean in the name of allah i wish for him paradise inshe allah.go and see the world who many people who already follow the west who maybe loose their chanes for paradise.subhan allah look around you brother or sister dont get blind. from a convert in europe
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TASEER FROM INDIA said:
AS-SALAM-U-ALAIKUM TO ALL THE BROTHERS N SISTERS IN ISLAM.
AFTER READING THE ARTICLE I KNEW MOST WOULD AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE SISTER,BUT SHE HAS HER OPINION TOO. BUT WHAT I WANT SAY AND COME TO KNOW FROM THE SCHOLARS N LEARNED PEOPLE OF ISLAM IS THAT THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE MUSLIMS IS TOO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF ISLAM i.e.DAWAA, BUT IT IS SAD WE HAVE NOT DONE OUR DUTIES ,FOR WHICH WE ARE CHOSEN FOR AND NOW THAT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN OUR DUTIES WE HAVE STARTED COMPLAINING ABOUT EVERY THING WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE MUSLIMS. ALLAH(SWAT)SAID IN THE "QURAN" ,THAT HOLD TO THE ROPE OF ALLAH (SWAT)AND DON'T BE DIVIDED. BUT WHAT ARE WE DOING,WE BUSY WITH OUR CUSTOMS N TRADITIONS AND PERSONAL BELIEFS.AND I DONT THING THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE MUSLIMS IS DONE BY THE INFIDELS BUT RATHER IT IS A BEATING FROM ALLAH (swat).THE SAME WHAT ALLAH HAS DONE BEFORE WITH THE OTHER PEOPLE BEFORE THIS UMMAH i.e.THE MUSLIMS.THE TIME IS STILL THEIR IF WE WANT TO PREVAIL N WIN THIS WAR ,THEN WE HAVE TO USE THE WEAPON OF "DAWAA" AND NOT THE WEAPONS MADE BY THE NON BELIEVERS.WE SHOULD GO TO THEIR HOMES,OFFICES,FACTORIES, WHERE EVER U FIND THEM DELIVER THE MESSAGE OF ISLAM IN ITS TRUE WAY AND MANNER.OUR DUTIES IS TO DELIVER AND IT IS ALLAH (SWAT) WHO WILL FULFILL AND ACCEPT WHOM HE LIKE.AND EEVERY MUSLIM SHOULD BE A PRACTISING MUSLIM AND NOT JUST IN NAME SAKE. AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST SAY THAT I M A MUSLIM AND NOT A SUNNI OR SHIA OR HANAFI OR SHAFI OR WAHABI AS I KNOW THAT OUR BELOVED PROPHET (PBUH) WAS A MUSLIM AND NOT ALL THOSE THINGS WHAT WE ARE CLAIMING TO BE.IF WE DONT THEN ALLAH (swat) WILL THROW US OUT AND RAISE OTHER PEOPLE WHO WILL ACCEPTS AND CARRY OUT HIS COMMANDMENTS.AND I THINK WE MUSLIMS WE DONT WANT THESE THINGS TO HAPPEN BECAUSE ALLAH (SWAT)IS ALL-POWERFUL AND ALL-KNOWNING.
ALLAH HAFIF
WAS-SALAM
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YAQUBA KURBA FROM NIGERIA said:
i am of the opinion that those attacks werw planned and executed by the mossad but zionist would every thing possible to prove that it was osama that did it .even the purported admission i believe is their handiwork to find an excuse to continue mtheir onslaught on the muslims
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MUSTAFA AZIZ FROM U.S. said:
Al- Hamdurillah,

Thank you sister for taking the time to write the letter. I pray, for the people of world to see past what the media and others have portrayed Muslims and Islam as post 9/11, and I hope that they truly seek for themselves, what Islam is about rather on relying on others' opinions. May Allah give comfort to the hearts of families who have lost loved ones, and protect us from the evils of this world.
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TAYSSEER FROM CANADA said:
What Bin Laden Did WAS wrong. THose people, even thought they are part of the American system and therefore American government, they are still classified as civilians, and in Islam to kill a civilian is like killing humanity. War is not and never will be holy to us. Our downfall in the world as muslims IS prophisized for us. Now this may not be then end, but from a country where you can see both sides of the spectrum, I can see one thing. We have bad, iggnorant leaders. We don;t have the same legendary heroes to lead us as we did when Islam was still blooming. Us muslims here in the west ran from the corruption back from the middle east because of the war. And because of the bad leadership. Now before you call us cowards, learn one thing. Many of us hope to come back and restore values and the strength we had before. The west has made political progress that I believe we should have made, and we WOULD have made if it wasnt for the first Crusaders to come adopt out style of governing and social values.
And whats worse is that while us muslims here were trying to give ourselves a better name and going up against our zionist foes in the west, Mr. Bin Laden comes to ruin it for us. We have to start all over again from scratch. And some of our youth who were strong believers, but also had good social bonds with the rest of the youth here started to go atheist because they wouldnt believe that Islam would be so horrible to attack civilians.
If we are going to regain our strength, we must do it how it had always been done. War is a battle between governments and armies, and not the people. Us killing other innocents make us no better than the Zionist jews and couthern baptists.

Now I realize I've gone off topic alot here, but this is my idea. And I have to post it up somewhere.
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ZAINAB HAFEZ FROM CANADA said:
It make's me somewhat sad to read some of the comments.everyone make a point here and there,but let's not forget that we are all debating on something that none of us has any power over.We treat this has an religious affair and maybe it is but even if it wasn't, the prob would still be there 'cause it is mostly a politic affair.We still don't know 100% if 9/11 was from osama but many people lost their lives that day and everyone of them was human how do we know how good or how bad these innocent where? Only god knows. We all agree that the worst terrorist of this world is Bush himself and many non-muslum americans are open their eyes but even them what can they really do.If only our middle eastern leader would joined and help one another maybe something could be done but everyone is watching and commenting that is the sadness pf politic.
Most of people who condam us for leaving in western countries are from europ asia or africa. Believe me some brothers and sister leaving outside of their country are stronger muslums than those who are still in theirs and i saw this has a fact after being back home last summer.So please don't wasted your time judging one another but let's all make du'a for all of our brothers and sisters who needs it around the world. If Osama is behind all that i don't take any proud of behing one of his people because remember someting jihad means holy war and not revenge. And god will be with the ones whom have patience and may he be with every single one of us.
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MUSLIMAH FROM US said:
Salam sister,
Alhamdullilah we need more people like you out there representing us muslims. Keep up the good work and may justice prevail inshallah.
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AKBAR KHAN FROM CANADA said:
You guys posting comments here picking and choosing from the Qur'an, justifying your own personal stance, your own interpretation of Islam??? Who in the heck do you think you are!!??!

Don't insult the Glorious Qur'an, because you want to pick and choose what you like and then justify yourself. That is pathetic and a SHAME. Go learn what great scholars of Ahl' as-Sunnah have to say about war, fighting, etc. etc., stop this nonsense and bickering, grow up!!!!


How disgusting is it that you pick and choose verses from Qur'an, Injeel, and Taurat to justify your personal views because you have some vendetta and hatred against others.

Go and take Bay'ah from a truly learned one in Islam, and learn a thing or two about Shari'ah.

GO AND LEARN TAFSIR AL-QUR'AN, go and read what Ibn Kathir, Imam Qurtubi, Imam Alusi, and Imam Nasafi, and such great scholars have to say about the exegesis/explanation of the Qur'an.

You guys look like GOONS trying to interpret single verses from the Qur'an, and then on top of that, you're not taking into account every single verse related to an issue, you're just picking and choosing, so who says your right?

All those who justify war and justify hating other people, don't give me that, or labelling all Muslims in USA as Munafiq and Kaffirs!!! Who in the world are you to say such a thing? Are you Ar-Rabb, that you can make such sweeping statements about your brothers and sisters?

Here is some of What Ibn Kathir has to say about JUSTICE, on his Tafsir of the Qur'an in Sura Al-

Maidah:
Allah said, (and let not the hatred of some people in (once) stopping you from Al-Masjid Al-Haram (at Makkah) lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part).) The meaning of this Ayah is apparent, as it commands: Let not the hatred for some people, who prevented you from reaching the Sacred House in the year of Hudaybiyyah, make you transgress Allah's Law and commit injustice against them in retaliat
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CONCERNED MUSLIM FROM NIGERIA said:
My dear Dr. Believe it or not there is a war against the muslims and islam. In wars you can only minimize casualities among the civilian as the enemy is also claiming in in Palestine, Afganistan, Iraq etc. The 9/11 attack is just one of such. Just sit back and compare loses muslims have being suffering world over with the 9/11 you have been so passionate about. Are they in any way close? Or is it because these are mostly Americans and Americans are special people with special blood?
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ABU UMAR FROM USA said:
to brother marwan,
if i can recall back in the late 70's and 80's
during the russian invasion of afghanistan the so call mujahideen were receiving money,weapons,training,and support from the same U.S government you are now saying we muslims in america are supporting. you tell us what muslim country is not getting help or support from america. isreal is not only country that receives funds from the usa. they can take my money but they will never have my support.
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ABDUL-JALEEL MOHAMMAD FROM UNITED SNAKES said:
An open letter to Dr. Sarah Badran,
Allah(swt) says in the Qur'an: "O ye who believe! if a wicked person comes to you with any news ascertain the truth lest ye harm people unwittingly and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done.49:6. We have to remember that there is an open war against Islam and that these people are known to lie not sometimes, but all the time. You are falling prey to what Amerikkka has been planning to do all along, and that is to try and extinguish the light of Allah(swt)by demonizing then dehumanizing the arab(Muslim) people and then turning us against each other. When we write letters like the one written by Dr. Sarah Badran we help in this process. I bet if you were to turn on your religion the people would be satified with you. Allah(swt) says in His book: Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with you unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: "The guidance of Allah that is the (only) guidance." Were you to follow their desires after the knowledge which have reached you then would not find neither protector nor helper against Allah. (2:120). We must follow the Qur'an and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad(saw) so we would not hurt ourselves or our own religion.
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ALIYU ABDULGANIYU SULEMAN FROM NIGERIA said:
Assalamu Alaikum!
I am really ashamed to have read this article written by a Muslim brother. Dr Sarah can't you see the suffering of our fellow muslim brothers in Palastine for years? How your country have been supporting Israel with ammunitions and financial help to keep killing our muslim brothers? Or is it because such is not happening to you out there?
What Osama Bin Laden did to America is the right action to show the Americans that we are not pleased with thier actions.
Do you think Islam says that you should not protect yourself from the unbelievers?
America is the backbone of the crisis in the middle east. As such America is the country to attack not Israel.We are hundred percent behind Osama.
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YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
I think the recent speech by Osama bin Laden possibly fits into a larger "repositioning" of some kind or another. Perhaps Osama is simply attempting to spare Islamists from unnecessary conflict - for which there might or admittedly might not be productive alternatives.

Frankly, if it were not for "the foundation" label on various insurgencies, I personally would not be overly concerned about who was attempting to overthrow a number of Muslim tyrants. Perhaps other Americans might feel similarly.

At some point the average American might potentially ask why the blood of their countrymen must be spilled to enable such-and-such a tyrant to continue boiling dissidents. Americans might perhaps doubt that they are actually avenging 9/11 by supporting that sort of oppression.

(October 13, 2004) Al-Muhajiroun has announced it is dissolving and ceasing activities, after the radical group called for an Islamic state in Britain and glorified the September 11 hijackers as "the magnificent 19". The group, which claims to have 700 UK members, said there was a "new reality" in the post-September 11 world.

www.mpacuk.org/content/view/60/27

(Nov. 24, 2004) A London-based Arabic-language newspaper is reporting that the fundamentalist group might disband.

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6577270/site/newsweek

Or perhaps "the sheikh" is simply hoping to encourage reasonability and honesty, among members of the ummah of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wassalam). Who knows?

(Salam)
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MU'ADH FROM INDIA said:
Ya akhee Marwan.

Salaam Alaikum.

Be careful. Be careful before you call Muslims living in America munafiqeen and condemn them to hellfire. Only Allah knows whats inside human hearts and He is the Best Judge. Protect your good deeds by protecting your tongue.

As for your point about Muslims in the US paying taxes. Maybe you are right (Allahu Alam). But name me one "Muslim" country that is not torturing Muslims and not supporting America in its phoney "War on Terror." Are we to say that Muslims of all these countries (Pakistan, Saudia, Yemen, Egypt, etc. atc. etc.) are munafiqeen because they are supporting their government, in one way or another. Or at the very least they are guilty because they are living on those "Muslim" lands.

Don't be emotional when you see Muslims being displaed and, worse, tortured to death. Think what we as Muslims should do to unite this Ummah. We MUST NOT let the blood of Muslims be spilled in vain. Allah has a plan and he put everyone where He saw us fit. He put Muslims in America for a reason. Be patient for the Signs of Allah.

Inallaha Ma As Sabireen.

Yahya, I apologize for the hadith that I attriuted to Prophet (Sallalahu wa sallam). I am trying to find a reference. It might be a grave mistake on my part (Astagfirullah). It has come to my attention that it might be a quote from Umar (radiallahu ta'ala wa anhum). Allahu Alam.
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SHAMSUL HUQ FROM USA said:
Very well done....Forget the skeptics who oppose what you wrote, their minds are too narrow to accept our faults and dont want us to be self critical. These people, as much as the westerners idolize their army, they idolize these extremists who have far deviated from the true message of Islam.
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YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
Wa'alaikum. So whom perhaps would one suppose one might be 'excommunicating' through the use of terms such as 'so called Muslims' and the like? I personally would rather share the fate of the least among the victims of the 9/11 hijackings than the fate of the foremost among the hijackers. However, I would rather share the fate of the least among the hijackers than the fate of the foremost among those who (wrongly) assert that the hijackers were not Muslims. My understanding is that the hijackers were Muslims. Insha'Allah I too am a Muslim.

Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.
--Quran 5:47

Those who believe (in the Qur'an), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Sabians and the Christians - any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness - on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
--Quran 5:69

...And had there not been Allah's repelling some people by others, certainly there would have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques in which Allah's name is much remembered; and surely Allah will help him who helps His cause...
--Quran 22:40

Whoever recommends and helps a good cause becomes a partner therein, and whoever recommends and helps an evil cause, shares in its burden. And Allah hath power over all things.
--Quran 4:85
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YASHMIN SADIQ FROM USA said:
To Marwan, i just wanted to let you know that i live in America but i am a muslim first.
I don't think you understand the emotions of muslims here in the states. I am not very excited about being an American right now. A lot of us have been here for the longest time and it is not a choice that we make. We are settled in a land where Allah destined for us. In my opinion your frustration is nothing comapared to ours due to the fact that you have the relieve of not being here, in the heartland of Shirk and Kufr. We have to live in this country amongst these kafirs which we are not happy about either. Not to mention people like this Physician make us all muslims look bad. I don't think you should be pointing a finger at all muslims in America for several ones that are blinded by the american govt. We muslims who have the same feeling you as a muslim do look forward to emotional support and kind words. Don't rub salt on this wound that people like Dr Sarah has given us.
Also since you are not here - another thing you might want to keep in mind is that what you what you see on TV about americans. Working and living amongst american non-muslims, i can tell you there are so many ameraicans here who are just as frustrated as we are. Some are even more. What a shame when non muslim americans have such sorrowful emotions for the unjust war and then there muslim like Dr. Sarah. I am still hoping she would change her mind.
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BABATUNDE FROM USA said:
I'm new to this board so forgive me if I bring up
something that has already been discussed before.
But the video of Bin Laden sitting and making
gestures about the planes going into the WTC is
not Osama Bin Laden. I have the video of him and
a picture of the real Bin Laden and you can see
very clearly that the one who is shown is a fake and not the real Bin Laden, but an actor who is
being used to confuse the people. It is pure
hollywood.
I would ask everyone to go to "thepowerhour.com"
on you computer for some truly eye opening info
on the WTC and pentagon attack. Then order the
video 'In Plane Site' and you will come away
with a differant view of this whole thing.
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NURU MUHAMMAD FROM NIGERIA said:
Assalamu alaikum,
When one writes/speaks as a Muslim, Arab and American ALL at the the same time, there will likely be a problem.

"O ye who believe! Enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy.If ye backslide after the clear (Signs) have come to you, then know that Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise." Q 2:208-9

"...for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter;" Q 2:191

Bissalam.
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MOHAMED CASSIM FROM SOUTH AFRICA said:
I disagree with your views totally.How long are we
going to be blinded by the western way of life and it's deceit.How long are we going to ignore the pain and suffering the muslim ummah experienced at the hands of the yahud , nasara and kuffaar regimes.America and it's allies have
killed thousands of civilian muslims and calls it collateral damage.When muslims resist occupation
in Palestine , Kashmir , Chechnya , Iraq and Afghanistan then they are labelled insurgents and
terrorists.It is sad when the enemies of Islam deny their deceit and evil doings , but it is a
tragedy when a muslim denies wrongs done to the
Muslim ummah.

Osama is a true mujahideen and I stand by him a
hundred percent.Which muslim country has come to
the aid of the struggling and suffering muslim
countries (Iraq,Afghanistan, Palestine etc.).In fact the muslim countries have sided with the
enemies of ISLAM.

The double standards of America, The European Union , The Quartet , United Nations and it's allies is quite clear. After Iraq , now Iran is
in the spotlight of the Kuffaar coalition.With regard to Weapons of mass destruction only certain
countries are targeted(IRAQ,IRAN & KOREA) and others(INDIA,PAKISTAN,ISRAEL) given free rein to develop WMD's.We know that America and it's allies would not allow a muslim country to join the nuclear club.Iran is now being harassed yet
Israel is encouraged to build WMD's and Israel is a threat to the MIddle EASt.


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ZAHID MURTAZA FROM PAKISTAN said:
I am almost certain that, the video released JUST before US Election is not real and is another of US propaganda... irrelevant of wht was said on the video msg, has any one ever bothered to analyse the video by themselves..instead every one believed what american agencies spoke out... just to give u some comparison ,
1)Osama has never before given any msg without his klashankoaf beside him..(guess americans never noticed it)
2)face of osama , i believe was not that perfectly madeup, for instance just analyse the Nose structure to feel the clear difference..
3)a msg on chair with a table in front !! and a written msg!!!
... and many others.....
guess american agencies should research a bit more b4 such fabrications
...ne ways they have done a good job like this article suggests now even Muslims believe American agencies are just!!
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ABU AMMAR AL-JIHADI FROM MALAYSIA said:
Assalamu'alaikum;
First of all, let us look at this article from the eyes of our Muslim sisters and brothers who are being oppresed and killed elsewhere i.e Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Palestine, Philippines, Kashmir etc etc...The writer would be enlightened ... Those who live in Western countries esp. USA with all the comfort of their homes, their new and big cars and paying taxes to the government who uses their tax money to kill Muslims in Palestine and elsewhere should first be ashamed of themselves of what they are doing. Compare yrselves with those Mujahideen who had given their lives to Allah and whose lives are always in danger...who are fighting the Kufr all over this world.. You would be feeling guilty of what yo've wrote..
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ASIF FROM USA said:
Salaam alaikum,

Sorry but I have to admit. Dr Sarah, with all due respect, reading your Letter was almost like watching cricket! I am so glad to see this internal debate within the Muslims.

I find many Muslims in denial for almost anything. Here is the list of things they would start their blame with
1. Israel
2. Mossad
3. USA.
4. Sharon
5. Bush.
6. Did I mention Israel?

Now here is an interesting comparison I find among redneck Americans usually in the Red States. Here is the blame list for those Redneck Americans,

1. Liberals
2. Democrats
3. Clinton (maybe his surplus)
4. France
5. Germany

In a way, I admit of comparing the rednecks of America to the ignorant Muslims.

I am not JUDGING anything. i am simply stating observation.

Its not about agreeing or disagree with me. If you go to a Masjid and talk about the fault of Muslims, thats the list of stuff they will talk about.

And if you go to any "huntin" adventure, thats the list they will go thru!


I don't know the truth, I only see resemblance.

Jazak Allah Khair.
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YASHMIN SADIQ FROM USA said:
What i cannot believe is how naive does one have to be to believe that the vidoe was really made by Osama. For the person who wrote this letter and those who believe it, here are a couple of questions to ask and answer to yourself before you make such judgements
-Why would Osama Bin laden take three years to admit the 9/11 crisis?
-Why all of a sudden the belief in him? No one believed when he said he didn't do it. but as soon as he supposedly claimed it, you all believed him? Why? Were you just waiting for a response that you in your heart already knew what you wanted to hear?
-Isn't there even an ounce of possibilty that it was a fake video? Like most of others.
-Finally and most of all Why right before the elections?

How much brilliance does it for one take to figure out that Dictator Bush and his sick administration is capable of anything? Look at the world around you - there is chaos almost everywhere because of him. Maybe you need to write to Bush instead of writing to Osama.
Because we are not there around him to witness what he is doing, we have no right to say whether he is a pious rightoues man or a bad guy because only Allah knows the truth, he knows best. Don't get so absorbed into what America want us to believe. God has gifted us with brains, put it to use, stop being Bushes puppet like the majority of the western community.
As far as Osama Bin laden, i believe i read somewhere that it is mentioned in the hadith (May Allah forgive me if i am wrong) that even the worst muslim is better than the best kafir. So because he believes in the Shahada, we should pray to Allah to guide him to the right path and give him patience to make the right decisions.
And may the enemies of Islam be thrown in the deepest pit in hell. Ameen
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MUSLIM FROM USA said:
If a muslim think that september 11 made the world veiw islam as a bad releigion and people hate muslims becuase of septemner eleven, he is mistaken greatly.
Let us be realistic let me remind all muslims about a verse in the quran I hope you do not ignor. It tells about how the Jews and Christian will not approve of a muslim unless you fellow their belives. ( ILLA IZZA ETABA3TA MILLATAHOM).
September 11 brought the hatred towards islam in the open and it did not created it. It has been always there and always will.
As a muslim I do not approve of killing innocent people at all it does not matter who they are. but there is facts that muslims should not forget. read the whole quran.

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MOOSA FROM INDIA said:
May Allah give sense to all Muslims, To understand the facts, Rather than passing comments on other Muslim, Which they narrate on some issue by giving the daleel of Quran, they forget the what other verses says, let them not be selective on their daleel,The Suffering of Ummah is forced on it by people, who started calling themselves the Moderate Face of Islam, those who create Fitnah in this world for some praises they recieve from the so-called Free, Liberal,Democratic,Civilized Society. In term they are the People who are source of all Corruption today the Humanity is facing, This is a War between So-called Civilized/Free World and Truth, So request the Writer to be carefull As you write yourself a believer, Their is a Final Judgement, which will done after life, There you will not make people fool,Quran do says believer the who fear the die, let them leave for ever in this world, the Truth is world life is not the end of Believer, Life after this World is life of Believer. If Muslim dieing daily, It don't make the suffering of Muslim, They are getting a place which Civilized people are not able get, This will decided by Lord of this World on the Day of Final Judgement, and Its Media is going to produce the Truth which is hidden the hearts of everysoul.
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MUZ FROM MALAYSIA said:
Assalamualaikum....

Dear all....
What i knew is all muslim are brothers! and im sure u all also believed it.Whatever Osama did, he still our brother! Whatever Dr Sarah wrote, she still our sister!.

We dont know whats inside Osama heart's or Dr Sarah heart's except GOD. I only knew Osama from "NEWS" but "NEWS" cant judged his heart or his feeling. So.. why dont we STOP pointing finger to each other on whos fault it is...because no matter what, we still brothers.

Why dont we offer our prayer may our struggle or Osama or Dr Sarah always on GOD way?. Why dont we offer our prayer may GOD increase Osama or Dr Sarah patiences to face every hardship? Why we always blaming each other? Pls give an advise and reminder or send them a "Doa" to ALLAH, may ALLAH guide everybody to the correct track. Noneed to blame others,. DONT BLAME EACH OTHER. please! ..

May GOD strengthen our UMMAH. ameen

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IMRAN FROM USA said:
Any body who thinks the video was from Osama Bibn Laden is Naive.

Can anyone be 100% sure that the movie coming out few days before election was authentic.

And I think people who understands arabic and islam. can tell the difference in few seconds what the major faults in the video.
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YAKUB ROMDONI FROM INDONESIA (AT PRESENT STAY IN YOKOHAMA) said:
I agree with Dr.Sarah article, I hope Allah will make Osama and friends realize on their mistakes. Rosulullah said * Whoever has killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise, though its fragrance is found for a span of forty years*
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AMAR FROM INDIA said:
To Faraz.

It is twisted minds like yours who feed to a monster like Osama.
Just read the Last Sermon of the Prophet, then re-read your
comment posted here and understand you are wrong!

Who are you to distort the Prophet's words to your sinister
needs?

Wake up to the reality of God's Creation: "All mankind is from
Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor
a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no
superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white
except by piety and good action."
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NAUSHAD ALI.V.R FROM INDIA said:
Sir,
i don't agree with Dr. Sarah Badran's view. The verses he chosen from the The Holy Quran is to support his view, even in the verse "Call all mankind unto your Lord's path with wisdom and kind preaching and argue with them in the most kindly manner, for your Lord knows best who strays from His path and who are guided to the right path - Hence if you respond to an attack, respond only to the extent of the attack leveled against you; but to bear yourselves with patience is indeed far better - For God is with those who restrain themselves, and those who do good. (Quran 16:125,126,128)" there is a permission to the Belevers of Allah to protect themself against attrocities to the extent they suffer from the non belevers, in the light of this prechings we are suffering much more when compared to the adement americans on 9/11. they are killing muslims as just like a insects. The americans never give respect for human writes and never follow international rules, so i belive that this kind of americans are the ligimate target to kill in light of islam. The bush administration is decided in connspiracy to eradicate the islam from the face of earth. By announcing "Are you with us or not" he declare an open war on islam. So it is legitimate to kill each and every americans who is against to islam and who want to robbed of trusers from the islamic lands. Not only americans any one who wants to kill muslims and loot their trusers. have Auther never worried about the american attrocity in iraq even before 9/11, how can you keep blind eye on the suffering of iraqi civiliens because of sanctions slapped on them for nothing mistake of them. this is the injust sanctions on iraqi civilians by Bush and clinten administration which caused millions of iraqi children dide due to not have access to the medicins and humanitarian help. So i belive that those against the Humanity and against the internatioal civil writed and donot have respect to law is a legitimate target to Kill.
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COLOMBIANO FROM USA said:
sister badran, you are better off sticking to your profession and not taking on responsibility of being the voice of reason for the ummah... you only represent the minority within the minority of muslims. Clearly, you are more preocccupied with your american identify -- which apperantly is more dear to you -- than any muslim suffering. Moreover, you seemed to be totally devoid of the current events to take on such a task. Thanks you very much for justifying the murder of thousands of muslims by re-establishing a link -- which the whole world has accepted never existed -- between saddam and usama. "You are a brilliant voice for the muslims" is as nicely as i can put it.
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METWALLI ABDELSALAM FROM AMERICA said:
Assalamu Alaikum,

I Think that writer is unqualified to write about that subject... and shame on "Islamicity.com" to spread that nonsense from such a biased and ignorant person...

This is the first time in my life to have Fatwa in such serious matter from a physician...

I think it is better for her to concentrate in her job... instead of that Hy........ opinion that is twisting the Quranic verses meanings besides ignoring and rejecting so many other Quranic verses"... just to work only for the sake of America and American people... not for the sake of Allah and Muslims

I think all what that Guy did was {HE SAW THE PUTCHER WITH THE KNIFE IN HIS HAND COMING TO SLAUGHTER A SLEEPY COW, THEN HE TRIED TO WAKE THAT COW UP TO WARN HER AND TO MAKE HER AWARE OF HER LIFE, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THAT COW "THE MUSLIM WORLD" BECAME VERY ANGRY BECAUSE SHE PREFERED TO BE SLAUGHTERD BY THAT BUTCHER "AMERICA" IN PEACE BECAUSE SHE CANNOT DEFEND HERSELF AND SHE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ISLAM ANYMORE .......}

Finally, if you guys "Islamicity.com" are really serious in talking about that topic, you have to ask AL_ulamaa Almuslmeen Al_fuqahaa, otherwise your message is very confusing....and going in the opposite direction

Salaam
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EJAZ FROM U.S.A said:
at the bottom of this war is the haves and the have-nots.the rich and the poor,the concious and the unconcious.the believers and the money-worshipers.the good and the evil.
This war has been going going on for years and its just recently that Arabs and muslims are feeling it.The native indians were almost wiped out by this war,the africans were enslaved and their wealth sustain the west up to this day.
What is interesting is the main reason the west always seem to win and do as they please, is because the people whom they fight against are always ready to help and will go at great lengths .During apartheid,almost all soldiers who were oppressing the black south africans on behalf of the whites,were black africans themselves.In America,the house "niggas" were quick to squash any uprising that the field "niggas" would present during the slavery period.During the colonisation of Africa,it was the Africans who killed and tortured other africans on behalf of their masters.Now the same thing is happening with the Arabs.Most of those who feel they are on the money-making path,are ready to assist in killing and robbing their own people.Just like the Africans who thought they were "civilised" did.Notice how they dont have the same energy when it comes time to call out those who are killing their people by the hundreds of thousands.
The West cannot be blamed for all this because they only take advantage of peoples weeknesses,the real blame lies on the people themselves.It high time Arabs and Muslims took responsibility for their own doings.Learn from th past and own up to your own mistakes intead of always pointing fingers at the west.the guilty party in this conflict are the Arabs first ,the west are a distant second.
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BOB P FROM USA said:
It is so easy to blame others for our own misfortunes.....
It is easy to blame the US Military.

It is time to take responsibility for ones own actions..

I agree wholeheartedly with the person who posted this article.

It is time for Islam to seperate itself from the radical muslims that seem to just want to kill innocent people.

Over 100,000 innocent civilians have been caught in the crossfire in Iraq.

It is so easy to blame the US...The insurgents(terrorists) seemingly are targeting those civilians.....

Two rights never make a wrong..
We must all take responsibility for our own actions...

That is the bottom line.
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FARAZ FROM CANADA said:
To the writer of this letter you are of those who do not know and are not familiar with what happens around you, you are not blind but blind to what goes on behind the television sets. 9/11 , do you think any muslim, no matter how extreme they may be, would take innocence, the seal of the prophets (may god send his peace and blessings upon him said "do not killl innocent women and children" this is under any circumstances. Now do you always believe what the media feeds to your brain, you take it without asking any questions, typical american with the willing to listen to their masters through the media. I say to you this, take back this letter because their is no proof except an interview fed to you by the americans, with the technology today anything is possible and listen to them who claim their innocence, 5 of the 19 accused hijackers are alive testifying their innocence, you do not see this on the media. Never hold doubt, all those who fight for god know the rules, they do not og in blindly. Be god-fearing you will be called to account for this, for siding with those who stab islam behind the television sets.
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OMRAN FROM EARTH said:
If one were to read about rules of war in Islam they would find out that suicide bombing attacking un-armed civilian (world trade center) is haram full stop you want to justify from personal anger go ahead but to do not put the All just in your equation. Don't you know Moslim brothers and sisters that we are the worst of people because we know the truth but we don't practice it or teach it and are punished for it Allah forgive us for our wrongs and put us on the balanced path so that we once again enlighten this worls with truth and peace and not ignorance. Why the ones who disagree call your sister dumb don't you follow the sunna of the prophit. If I was you go in a cave and get to know your monster with in you. The Rasul Allah ( salla Allah alyhi was Sallam ) will never agree with the acts of people who commit unjust burder , two wrongs don't make it right. If some one disagrees with you then they are brainwashed . Bothers and sister don't you know that The prophet Salla Alayhi was sallam said not to give bad assumption to a muimin and you are. Are you Allah to know tif some one has no iman in their heart and claim that they do? then you are commiting shirk! where is the love for one another
why are we killing hurting one another calling each other kafirs, lyers hipocrites! Have we not learn from the death of Hussain Radiya Allah anhu? we have not learned from the prophet who visit ( a jewish) lady who was sick who ued to throw grabage infront of the house? do you love your prophet? do you love his sahaba? do you love his family? do you love Allah? have you fogotton how compassionate your Lord is to you that you should compassionate to others. Is it the desk clerks fault of some one who has simmilar name or color or relegion do the operssors that he should be killed at his office. I heared ther prophet (sala Allah alayhi wa sallam ) said that there will be a time people will kill and don't know why they are killing and poeple will be killed
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EJAZ FROM U.S.A said:
if a thief came to your house,stole all your belongings,and raped all women in your household,
i wonder if you would hold the same views.
We are all human.We hurt the same way and share same emotions.we all bleed and we all die.therefore no life is worth more than another.Any murder is tragic.
If one side has the right to defend itself ,so should the other.for every little action there is a reaction,period.
And if you think in your hearts that a single individual or people can hurt Islam,then Islam is a very weak religion that was bound to be hurt at some point in history.
All through out history,islam has always had its share of criminals.But this has never put islam in jeorpady.
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SR/KAREEMAH FROM USA said:
As salaamu alaykum,
My Dear Sister Sarah,
Al hamdulillah that Allah gave you the courage to write such an excellent, well thought out letter. It is really on point and expresses my thoughts also. I too am very concerned about our Muslims youth romanticizing and wanting to emulate the evil that Osama bin Laden spews.
May Allah bless you and keep us all on the straight path.
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AHMED SALEH FROM UK said:
Brother being in USA you are bound to say this. You are pointing the finger at everyone except the country you live in. What have you achieved for the muslims in USA?
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MARIA FROM USA said:
Just like Muslims to blame other Muslims for their woes. I don't believe Osama had anything to do with 9/11 and I don't trust the FBI/CIA.
This letter is ridiculous. Your passing judgement on someone who may indeed be better than you.
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CANER FROM AUSTRALIA said:
Selamu Aleykum. First of all to all the brothers and sisters who have posted remarks, please read this Dr's other article titled'Islam Means Surrender to God' dated 09/23/2004 which is in the archives in Iviews.Go there and see how this sister calls the USA her 'immediate family'and the land of 'peace, liberty and justice'! Go there and see how this sister calls those who commit acts of 'violence' (suicide bombings, beheadings etc) 'the bad apples rotten to the core who have taken centre stage' She also calls them 'cancer' among the ummah.Like this article,it recieved countless responses varying in its agreement but after reading both articles, its becomes clearer as to what sort of a 'moslem' this sister is. In my opinion, this sister who calls the USA her 'immediate' family and who carries three identities which are moslem, arab and american! clearly has issues as to where her loyalties lie and believes videos of Bin Laden presented on the news. First of all here are links showing that Bin Laden died in 2001

http://archives.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/01/19/gen.musharraf.binladen.1.19/index.html

http://216.26.163.62/2002/me_terrorism_10_16.html

http://www.welfarestate.com/binladen/funeral/

After viewing these sites, i am sure you too will agree that Bin Laden is dead but is used in the media to justify the sickening assaults carried out by the Americans. Secondly, to all of those who agree with this article, i believe you all agree with it because it's like a drug that makes you feel better and reinforces the doubts you have within yourselves. Those who support this article constantly talk about peace, and patience and 'greater Jihad which is within' (which is a very weak hadeeth) and go about quoting things from the quran and hadeeth to support your views. In the end, obviously ending atrocities peacefully would be the desire but this is only a fantasy. Thereality is neither the americans or the zionists will sit at a peace table with us
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DANA FROM INDONESIA said:
I agree with fellowmuslim, of course peace way is the first priority, but see the facts between the Kufr Israelis with Palestinian, how many times we made peace agreement with israelis and how many times they break it? they broke all the peace agreement and of course US stood up behind them! so when you read the history of Rasulullah, There was time for peace way and there was time for war, there are some verses in the Qur'an regarding this views. Maybe war is nightmare for us but let's think about who make war in the past 200 years? it's US and Europeans!
Islam is religion of peace, but it allows us to stand up to fight for our rights in peace way and war way(final option), now my question is what do you think about your religion or faith (Islam)? is it save now? they replace Qur'an with democracy! with Monarchy, With free Medias, Free Trade, Free Sex, No Morallities,etc! when We try to stop these invasions they called us as Millitans or Terrorist! They shout about democracy or human rights but they did the opposite! see the Iraq case! how many iraqies have been killed just for one saddam? now you think about it!
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SALADIN FROM USA said:
Asalam-ule-kum,

A really great article/letter. Why do those who disagree with Dr. Sarah Badran behave in such an aggressive manner? The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught us to be the best of all people, to enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil. He taught us to behave in a good manner, and it is better to be patient than to be harsh. Am I wrong? Am I Kufr? Am I only "selecting" portions of Islam? No where in Dr. Badran's article does she excuse the killing of tens of thousands of Iraqi's. But she makes the excellent point that Osama bin Ladin has made things worse for Muslims.

How has slamming two planes into a building made the Ummah stronger? Can anyone tell me this? The Taliban is gone and Iraq is under American rule. How has al-Qaeda eased the plight of the Iraqi's? You like to slander Dr. Badran with cries of hypocricy. But then, why are you so vehement about denouncing America's occupation of Iraq, yet were completely silent when Saddam gassed thousands of innocent Kurds? Why are you so eager to claim that all Christians are the enemies of Muslims when Muhammad (PBUH) sent refugees to Absynia were they were given asylum by the Christian King from the persecution of the disbeleivers?
You can call Dr. Badran and me and others like us a kuffar or a hypocrit or brainwashed all you want. You can call us dumb. But remember this Hadith, Narrated 'Aisha: The Jews used to greet the Prophet by saying, "As-Samu 'Alaika (i.e., death be upon you), so I understood what they said, and I said to them, "As-Samu 'alaikum wal-la'na (i.e. Death and Allah's Curse be upon you)." The Prophet said, "Be gentle and calm, O 'Aisha, as Allah likes gentleness in all affairs." I said, "O Allah's Prophet! Didn't you hear what they said?" He said, "Didn't you hear me answering them back by saying, 'Alaikum (i.e., the same be upon you)?"
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JAVED FROM USA said:
It is lot easier to point a finger and judge someone's belief and actios. What are the options my sister propose in this present time to get out of the situation muslim world is facing?
Christians used to believe to present the other cheek, muslims never did. How many cheeks did we get to present. After Afghanistan and Iraq now the mercury is rising up for Iran. Soon all the networks will be talking about Nuclear facilities of Iran. It is the fighters in Iraq who are holding the attack on Iran, by keeping the army engaged in the warfare.
Longtime ago I did hear a Hadith. Dajjal wil give heaven who will believe in him and hell who will refuse him. Is Flujah a Hell or heaven? Look into your heart and ask Allah for the guidence and it will be there.
May God bless us all
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MUNTHASIR FROM INDIA said:
Salaams, Alhamdulillah, allah is revealing all those wolves in sheep's cloth in this terrible times.And Dr.Sarah is one, this doesnt comes out of hatred for her, but out of pity for her.Well, i would like to know did she ever wrote letter to George.W.Bush?!
I am not saying, Osama would be free of responsibility if he did carry out 9/11,that is allah's prerogative to judge Men. But our so called moderates run in rage to judge and punish men for the loving sight of american friends.Keep going Dr.Sarah, i am not sure whether you pleased Allah, but you have indeed your fellow americans.Do you think ur children are still safe in the hands of racial americans?!
COming back to the article, the fight agains unbelievers, taghoots is never going to be fair, if osama didnt give reason for them to attack Iraq and afgahnistan, theya re going to find one, as you mentioned.So, wats big deal?Alhamdulillah they are lies are manifested in world's eyes?!
Allah brings change,whether you like it or not, thro' the efforts of ppl he wants, whether you like it or not. These efforts are not driven to blame OSama but to derail muslim efforts to live as a muslim, these so called moderates want muslim youth to go in search of material wealth,jus like them.
Again, i bring a notice to Islamicity,if ppl like Dr.Sarah is been given podium so freely, it is going to bring the question of fairness towards your editorial board?!
By no means i ma justifying Osama,if he did carry out, but it is very unislamic either,without knowing islam to criticize muslim. Osama is in war with america,even if he deny and accept, it is a strategy in war and allowed in islam. Dr.sarah should learnt op believe in muslim rather than her american government.

Wassalam
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ASRAR NASIR FROM USA said:
I love this article. May Allah Bless you , Please keep writing.We need writers like you.
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THUR FROM WADI HALFA said:
Mr. Yehya Bergum I had doubts myself regarding the authenticity of said Hadith since in my simple mind I couldn't find it logical for the prophet to be addressing the Kaba alone since his message would be lost;I assume.
As you may be aware that the four sources of authentic Hadith are: Sahih Bukhari , Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu-Dawud & Malik's Muwatta.(per the web site referenced below)

The following web site would provide you with an access to do your own search regarding said Hadith or any other subject of your choice. I didn't do any search my self as I left it up to you, however it would be beneficial to all to let us on the result of your search should you so choose.

http://www.beliefnet.com/frameset_offsite.asp?pageLoc=http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/&query=&script=/index/index_10004.html


May God guide you to the right path.



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MUJAHID QUARAISHI FROM US said:
Very well done article eventhough it contained a few flaws.

In these tragic times Muslims are too quick to point out all the blame for their ills on Zionists, Hindus, Fundamentalist Christians, etc. it's everybody except them!

Listen, 9/11 HAPPENED! Those who carried it out were Muslims! And Osama bin laden encouraged, applauded, and praised the attacks. There was still doubt in my mind until his video of Oct 29, 2004 where he indirectly claimed responsibility. What shameful piece of propaganda which has compounded the Muslim suffering.

There are still many Muslims, like the previous poster who attack Dr. Badar for condemning bin Laden for she is a "sellout" or a "brainwashed" fool for the Zionists.

In Islam, 2 wrongs can never make a right. The oppression that the European colonial powers and America meted out to their innocent Muslims subjects can never justify the Muslims to lose their moral compass and attack the innocent civilians on the other side.

I despise American policy but attacks on the civilians didn't help change that. It compounded Muslims suffering 10 fold. When I see the deaths of Iraqis by cowards in F-22 stealth bombers, who are worshipped as idols by the brainwashed American public, I sometimes feel US got what it deserved on 9/11. But we must be quick to catch that sterotype and error of logic. Again, 2 wrongs can never make a right.

Now through their barbaric violent struggle both here in the America and all over the world, the bin Ladenites have emblazened in the minds of non-Muslims a FEAR of Islam and Muslims. That leads them to justify and tolerate the unjustifiable: attacks and occupation of Afghanistan, Iraq, and may be more in the future.

It was this very fear that led to Bush's victory!

The hot heads amongst us have worsened our relationship with humanity and for that I WILL NEVER EVER EVER, AND MAY ALLAH BE MY WITNESS, FORGIVE THEM. And may Allah use me and other God-fearing Muslims
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ISLAMIC BROTHER FROM USA said:
I belong to the Dawoodi Bohra community of Islam. My community has almost hundred percent literacy rate and are a very prosperous and well to do people. This is because our spiritual leader Dr. Sydena Muhammed Burhannudin spreads the message of peace. He guides us to follow the sharia at the same time live in peace with your neighbours. My community does not waste time in fighting and killing people to justify our cause, infact we make our selves powerful by arming ourselves with the weapons of knowledge and peace. I wish other sects in Islam would have such a leader as ours, Alhamdulilah. But we are in such a sorry state that our youth get inspired by people like Osama.
Why do you think the America is so powerful ?
Because they follow what Imam Ali Zainul Abedin has directed us to do and that is to gain knowledge. All these mujahedeen and all these people who fight and kill, have they even read a single book on Islam ? or have they been just brainwashed and are now being washed away by the US and its allies. I feel ashamed of what these people are doing to my Islam, the deen I so much love.
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MUZAFFARUDDIN QURESHI FROM USA said:
It's about time some one dared to write this.
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NADEEM ASHRAF FROM INDIA said:
Assalam alaikum,
All praise be to Allah and to Allah alone. May He shower His choicest blessings on our beloved Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. First off all I would like to tell those who opposed this article that the letter by our sister was meant for "Osama Bin Laden" and not for American Government. At no place has the sister condoned the doings of US, but she does mentions that what happened on 9/11 cannot be justified and I believe she is correct. Her presumption that the recent tape is genuine is one that I would not agree on. I still believe that Osama is a real Mujahid and that he has no connection with 9/11, but if he is responsible he should be tried by the rules of Islamic Shariah. We live in a world that is radically changing and one where it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate the innocent from the guilty. But it is our duty to identify with utmost caution, the enemies of Islam. We must not transgress the limits that Allah Almighty has imposed on us, for only then will The Creator bless us in our endeavours to serve Him better. The letter to "Osama", is meant for every Muslim Fanatic and calls them to be a fundamentalist-"Hence if you respond to an attack, respond only to the extent of the attack leveled against you; but to bear yourselves with patience is indeed far better - For God is with those who restrain themselves, and those who do good."-QURAN. I appreciate the beauty with which you have tried to help people distinguish 'Terrorism' from 'Jihad'. But what u have written is just one half of the story. Let the world see the other face of the coin. I request Sister Sarah to write an open letter to the President of US for only then will your letter be justified completely. How may Muslim children will the American Military kill before they know that they have wiped out an entire generation, an entire population? Its a chain reaction, the enemies of Islam started it, Ishallah! we will end it. Osama guilty or not guilty, Allah alone knows best
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OSMAN ALFULANI FROM SENEGAL said:
And again! Don't we have enough of these 'bourgeois' crying out when the chicken come to roost. When the afghanis people were dying under 'overwhelming fire power' of the soviets, we were cowering in the USA, making big $$, while the mujahideen sacrificed their life and Osama his wealth to liberate Afghanistan. When after the Russian historical defeat, the mujahideens fought among themselves, the foreigners(Osama with them) left the matter in the hands of the Afghanis, their mission were accomplished: drive the Russians out of Afghanistan. At that time Osama was a hero, an ally to Bredzinsky, a role model for all youth, who saw a millonnaire in big $$ (Not rials of CFA) sacrifice his wealth and youth, eating and sleeping in cave while you and the other 'American Moslem' petit bourgeois were collecting money and from time to time donating a little to your local organization, organizing big dinners in the warmth of the big hotels, crying out your pledge to the islamic movement while not noticing the poorest among your constituancies. But still the Osama like, were hunted down by their own governement in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi etc.
I do not condone any act of terrorism (Individual or state), but as the wise senegaleses would say: this is a monkey business, only monkeys will participate. Unfortunately we are stuck between the anvil and the hammer. Perhaps for you the havoc and destruction that the US has unleashed in the muslim world is justified? The killings of African leaders (Patrice Lumumba for example) and military coup formented by the CIA in AFrica (Burkina, Tanzania and elsewhere) are legitimate, allowing you to make money in the US.
My brother in Islam, the buck stop in our door step for all of us. When the palestinian started using the techniques of 'Red brigade' of Hamburg, did you cry out your despair for not winning the heart and mind of the Israelis? Don't only blame Osama (He has no Islamic Knowledge, he is an economist as you are a Docto
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NASIRUDDIN FROM FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY said:
Jazakullah for this article, Sister.

Our ummah is a misery and our brothers and sisters abandon the rulings of Islam because they think they fight a "clash of civilizations" for the survival of Islamic culture.
But these people forget that Islam itself will not survive if the Islamic civilization is spoilt and wasted by murderers like Usama Bin Laden.

Articles of this kind are really overdue and we need more of them.

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KHADIJAH FROM UK said:

Asalaam aleikum Sarah. We need more like you to speak up for
the good name of Islam.
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SHAIK HABEEBULLAH FROM INDIA said:
Dr.Sarah As-Salaam-Alikum your article was very touching ,I very much share the same opinion as yours .
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FELLOWMUSLIM FROM USA said:
You are just making a fool of yourself. Obviously you lack knowledgde of your own faith. We are living in the "last days" which Allah's messenger had promised us. In the world there is no true muslim country. We are living in the time of the kufr and the hypocrites. How can you talk peace if your own brother is being killed in front of your eyes. Yes peace is the first route, but it that fails then you have no choice to fight. I am afraid that you have been brainwashed by the Zionists since they control the Western Media. Look how many US and Israeli soliders are killing the muslims! Regardless of 9-11 the US/Israel still would have invaded the Middle East. I think that you need to have more sympathy on the muslim side rather than the Americans. In Allah's eyes we are his servants so we are not bounded by land(ie: American, etc..). We are bounded by faith. Can you explain what is the role of a Mujahedeen? At least those that are fighting are for their deen which the zionists are trying to take away from them. What are you doing for the ummah?
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YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
Assalamu Alaikum. Might anyone be able to tell me the source of a hadith submitted by Mu'adh - jazak Allah khair - in which it is said that the blood of a Muslim is worth more than the Kaaba itself?

Jazak Allahu khair. May Allah shower blessings and peace upon Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wassalam).
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A said:
Allah knows best
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ADHAL FROM UK said:
This is to Sally Field's comment that "you (Muslisms) deserve what you are getting in Iraq and what you will soon get in Iran and Saudi Arabia." because we are unaware what the darker side of US Policies.

The one that needs to know about the American Policies most is the American People, as they can change it. Yet they are the ones that are most "CNNites".

Anyway you should all watch the BCC's "The Power of Nightmares". A three part series exploring the Neo-Cons and the Islamist. Most Americans should see this. Maybe demand it from BBC America. It breaks down the Myth of s al-Qaeda Terroist Network. Well it goes through a lot, from the 1950s onward.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/3755686.stm

Maybe you can get it from the Internet *Wink* *Windk*.

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AHMED FROM UAE said:
it is so strang that person who claims that she has iman in the heart, doesn't write anything about the illegal and illegitimate war waged by USA under false pretex of WMD. Where are those WMDs.

American are killing for last 100 years in different countries and destroying the world, their media always find some excuse to kill people. And the dumb people like this sister follow their lead.

Such dumb people who SELECTIVELY read quran, always fool people by reading a single verse and igoring rest of quran.

Al-Imran [3:28]
An-Nisa [4:144]
An-Nisa [4:139]
Al-'Ankabut [29:41]
Al-Anfal [8:72]
Al-Ma'idah [5:57]
Al-Imran [3:19].
Al-Mumtahinah [60:1]
Al-Mujadilah [58:22]
Al-Ma'idah [5:81]
Al-Ma'idah [5:51]
Mumtahanah 60:8
Al-Baqara [2:120]

if she is out to make her allegiance to her citizenship of bush, and her love for USA and she is trying to please them, read this:

2.120 Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) till you follow their religion. Say: "Verily, the Guidance of Allah (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) that is the (only) Guidance. And if you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) were to follow their (Jews and Christians) desires after what you have received of Knowledge (i.e. the Quran), then you would have against Allah neither any Walee (protector or guardian) nor any helper. Al-Baqara [2:120]


9:71 The believers, men and women, are Auliya (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Maroof (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden); they perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. At-Tauba [9:71]

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MOMIN FROM IRAQ said:
you said you have iman at heart.. Phew!

any one with iman at heart should be in iraq fighting the occupation of corrupt american army.

its nice to sit in your luxury room in new york and write articles, its another thing to be on the streets of iraq, afghanistan and palestine and see the cruel dictators imposed on us and terror army of american killing us and humilating us.

Prove your iman and join the resistance in iraq, or else shut up.
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SAEED KHAN FROM USA said:
Alhamdulillah,this is an excellent article.Congratulations to my sister in Islam for her analysis.
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SK HAQUE FROM USA said:
Salaam aleikum

As many have correctly written, Osama is simply a bogeyman or pretext that is used and invoked for policy goals that have already been decided upon by different branches of the U.S. govt. -- i.e. similar to Saddam Hussien being a "madman" with "weapons of mass destruction" to justify the policy of invasion and occupation of Iraq or the invoking and propagation of the cult of Bin Laden everytime some justification is needed for either invading a country (Afghanistan) or domestic elections. Even if he takes credit for it, it is dubious and questionable at best to believe that the U.S. govt. was not forewarned about 9/11 as the 9/11 commission itself states.
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PATRICIA MOHAMED FROM USA said:
Alahu Akbar!!!! Finally, someone is brave enough to call Osama on his distortion of Islam. I am an American citizen, I was born a Christian, but converted to Islam because of the peace and love I saw in the lifestyle of those that I knew were Muslims. I was impressed that they did not threaten me with hellfire as Christians did, but rather had a family feel and a respect for Allah, that I had never seen before. This was in August of 2001. Then 9/11 happened. I almost renounced my newfound belief because of this. Many people did. They could not see that Allah and Islam were not part of this attrocity. I was fortunate enough to be guided by Allah instead to try to find the truth, and so I started reading the Qu'ran to see if this even was something Allah would approve. As I read I found that this was totally against the Qu'ran, and therefore, against Islam and Allah. Prophet Mohammed, PBUH, was a true warrior for Islam, but I don't believe he would have condoned this mass murder. What Osama did was carry out a PERSONAL vengance, a personal HATE propelled it, and not his love of Islam or Allah.

Allah have mercy on him on the day of judgement because he will be accountable for all the people he misguided into this attrocious destruction. 9/11 could never have been something that would win people over to Islam. Funny enough America is turning out to be one of the most peaceful places for Muslims to practice Islam. Religious rights are protected here, so no one can pass bans agains wearing your hijab to school or work, as France and other European countries have done. Neither can they kick out people from the country based on their religious beliefs as is being done in Denmark (?) for the assasination of Van Goh. But people who's heart if filled with HATE, not the love of Islam and Allah, HATE everything that is American, even the brothers/sisters who are Muslims in this country. But, glory be to Allah, that He is still protecting us and blessing u
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MU'ADH FROM INDIA said:
I am not sure what to say. This sister is absolutely correct. However, there is one thing Muslims must find a solution to: how should we as a Ummah respond to the genocide in Chechnya and Kashmir, ethnic cleansing in Palestine, deliberate murders in Lebanon and Bosnia/Kosova, etc etc etc? Should we accept OBL's action as legitimate response? Are we to condone what happened in Beslan and Madrid?

WHAT SHOULD MUSLIMS DO? Are we supposed to be willing lambs before they are taken to slaughterhouse? Or should we be like Ostriches and cover our heads in the ground and pretend as if nothing is happening? We are indeed like foams of the sea, a lot in quantity but worthless.

What about the hadith that Muslims are one body? Isn't it OUR problem that Muslims in Chechnya, Kashmir, Palestine, Iraq, China etc are being persecuted? If so, shouldn't we do something?

We as Muslims have to answer a lot of questions. We really have to stick together without compromising our values. And we really CAN'T let innocent Muslims be harmed even in slightest ways anywhere on the globe. Remember when the Prophet (sallallahu wa sallam) addressed Ka'aba and said that the blood of a Muslim is worth more than the Ka'aba itself.

Let's start caring about all Muslims as we care about our families. And then inshallah we won't need any Bin Ladens to take revenge for harms inflicted upon Muslims.
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ANAS FROM INDIA said:
In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious , The Most Merciful
Assalamu Alaikum
I wholeheartedly believe what Dr. Sarah badran has commented in her article in this website. Even I used to think that Osama had done the Muslim world a great favour by challenging the oppressors on their soil itself.
But I was wrong. As every coin has two sides, so are good and bad people at every nook and corner of the world. What Osama has claimed and done to the people of America is UnIslamic.
As far as my limited knowledge of Qur'an is concerned, Muslims are allowed to defend themselves physically only when attacked and that too, only the people who attack you. We are not supposed to attack innocent civilians, women or children whatever their nationality or faith.
I just hope that many more people like Dr. Sarah come out with more comments and articles like these so that people get interested to study the Holy Qur'an and understand Islam as it should be understood, instead of blindly believing what what others say.
May Allah bless us all.
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MAUROOFSULTANA FROM CANADA said:
its all americas trick making osamaa fake figure.and carry on conquering islamic world.what will they answer god on dooms day.i call all non muslims come to ur own mercifull ALLAH .ACCEPT ISLAM world will soon end.
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MIKE FROM USA said:
This Osama is a CIA agent. The only time he appears is when he is needed to justify for the American leadership to destroy more Muslim cities and kill more people. Osama is an over inflated baloon, reesh ala ma feesh, in Arabic, meaning outside appearance only.
The biggest of criminals plan and excute their murders but they deny what they did. This "jenious" does not o anything yet claims all.
If Osama was abel tp orcastrate that 9 11 tragidy, then what is he waiting for to produce another one? if he did the 9 11, then Muslims do need to sweat any more, we have good planners.
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SALLY FIELDS FROM USA said:
For those Muslims who still believe that Osama is doing all this ... I feel sorry and I feel pity for you. Just visit SeptemberEleventh.org, read the news and buy the books and the videos as I have done (I suspect that you may be able to afford a few of these)....
Should you not want to do that and want to remain CNNites, I say you deserve what you are getting in Iraq and what you will soon get in Iran and Saudi Arabia.
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OSMANLI FROM CANADA said:
The problem is we are not told about the activities of the Psy-Op unit in the Pentagon. We know that OBL may actually be dead. For the criminal lunatics now occupying washington, to create an "Ossama" right before the "election" that was once again given to the war criminal Dubya, is the oldest trick in the book to deceive the not so smart masses of americans, oblivious to the massive crimes of their country.
Tell me, how many of "Ossama's sleeper cells" have been caught? What have the "nice " people in the CIA and Mossad been doing for 3 years?

They can create anyone to appear on TV, these are the signs of Dajjal.



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NASREEN FROM UAE said:
A very nice letter to a person (osama)who should have worked in the Way in which Allah has instructed to propagate Islam.
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ALIYYU GUMI FROM USA said:
Now that youve said your mind regarding 9/11 and and the Three thousand Innocent Killed. Could you be Kind enoughp or lets say westernized americanized enough to write a letter to Busgh, Cheney and co regarding the Ten of thousand of Innocent Iraqis and Afghans killed oh sorry those are not innocent people that deserve your pen and anger they just got in the way of the benivolent army..they are just collateral damage.
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SALIM CHISHTI FROM USA said:
bismillahir rahmanir raheem

Alhamdul'illah! Sister has hit the nail right on the head. The only thing is that this will probably never appear in the mainstream press. It needs to be a letter to Osama in every major newspaper in English and Arabic and on Al Jazeera as well.

And what is more, the rest of us need to write such letters! I would like her permission and IslamiCity's permission to send it to the editor or our local newspaper in Albany, NY.

And to add to it. Just after 11.9.2001 I heard an interview with a schoolgirl in an Islamic school. I do not know where the school was but they were speaking English. She was asked if she thought that Osama Bin Laden could have masterminded the attacks. She said "No", when asked why, she said, "Because he is a Muslim." She was then asked what if it can be proven that he did do it. Then she thought for a while and finally said, "Then he is not a Muslim."

Subhanallah, wisdom from this child long before we adults have admitted it. In my view Osama Bin Laden and his type only serve to destroy Islam. I no longer call him my brother.

Wa allahu alim.

Salim Chishti
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YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
Well, I suppose I should express at least a little gratitude for my mortal enemy, Sheikh Osama bin Laden, having finally put an end to all those ridiculous 9/11 conspiracy theories. Jazak Allah. See you in the next world if Allah wills. And thanks for your contribution to the struggle against Soviet Socialism. Thanks also for showing me the perfection of Islam as a complete formula for waging war.

Say hello to Mullah Omar if you see him. I can honestly say I'll shed a tear for the man - insha'Allah. How long should a proper killing spree last? (Two hours?) My guess is Latifiyah would take the 8th Air Force about 10 to 20 minutes. That leaves about 100 minutes for the other places where passing strangers are murdered for bounty. But elections first perhaps.

I would additionally be grateful if members of the Ummah kindly refrained from referring to any of their enemies as "alleged Muslims" and so on. Insha'Allah. (The proper term is simply "Muslim".)
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MD. SARFARAZ KHAN FROM INDIA said:
I appreciate the letter by the author. None can deny the holy commands from God, which is not only addressed to Osama but to the entire human/Jinn race. Context is more relevant for the quotes. Recently, I came across a series of articles/esseys written by Europeans (mostly Americans & so called neocons). I was really suprised to see the well carved American strategy to capture natural wealth of the poor countries and finally demolish the Islamic empire(mere psychological cobweb)and open it for it's evil civilization. At the other end the Islamic world(Arabs)remained busy in consuming the hard earnings of their forefathers, which still continues. The law of nature has behaved in a right way and the results are before us. Now there is no alternative than what is going on and only 'Sunnatullah' will take it course. Let us wait with our positive efforts. Allah haafiz
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HIN FROM USA said:
I am truely disgusted by the letter from Dr.Sarah Bardan. The whole world is screaming forgery to last few tapes allegedly by Osama Ben Laden. Muslims are still buying into the idea that there is al=queda and the boogy man. These are american made up entities to create hatery and alienation against the Muslim. This way it is easier to attack them and plunder their recources. Wake up Muslim. The tapes you have seen are CIA look alike and pure forgery.
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RAAVERIA FROM MALDIEVS said:
I dont agree with the writer. because Osama is not a clerik to spread Islam . his aim is not to show the " bright face " of islam . he only retaliated from USA for the killings of thousands of muslims,in Pelastine, Iraq (guflf war2 ,senction, air strike?. West hate muslims not because of Osama or any so called terroris . they hate MOHAMMED Rasoolu Allah. and they hate Islam and so muslims. do you need a proof? okay , they tried to attak islam and demonish it in Gaazwa Thabook, and many times after that. and see Crusades that lasted 200 years . that time there was no osama, or terrorists , they hate us from the bigining of islam. they hate Arab because they are the only people oppose nudity and " western velue " ( except some ppls in some arab country )

and attacking iraq, afganistan was made before 9/11 . and there was desctaminitaion against muslims in western socities b4 9/11 . b4 9/11 also they said arabs and muslims as berberic ppl thats what Neoplian said when he came to colonize egypt. and b4 9/11 they colonized all muslim, arab countries and there was no Osama.
so I would say Osam didt harm Islam or Muslims , in anay way. but he gave a message that there are some muslim youths wouldn't fear to die for sake of Islam. and there are muslims who will refuse to impliment wentern velues in islamic countries , and Islam is still alive , and if western civilaization attack Islam we will respond
these are the messegs Osama gave in his last speach . he didnt try to convert Wetern ppl to Islam , by showing its dark or bright face
and thank you
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