I Cry for you my Beloved Baghdad, my Muslim capital, for the precious blood that will saturate the Tigris and for all the destroyed civilizing treasures that enlightened the mind of man and filled the libraries of learning. Another Muslim capital will fall to the conquerors from the West. Jerusalem, our holy city, we abandoned you; Grozny, Kabul, Srinagar and Sarajevo, we abandoned you; and now Islam's third capital, Baghdad -- We not only abandoned you but we shamefully assisted the conquerors, directly or with complicit silence, to bury you with lies, false promises, and bombs.
I scream in my shame, I cry with no tears, for I have none left to give to the fallen, silent, fearful Community whose very soul and faith have been crucified by the power of men. -- Where can I hide from God and our Prophet Muhammad my eternal shame, dishonor, hypocrisy, and fear of man and loss of worldly possessions rather than my awarness and worship of the One Lord and Sustainer of all the heavens and earth. Am I worthy to call myself a Muslim -- one who submits to God -- when in truth I have submitted myself to fearing man and fearing death?
"Regarding the Crusader! Behold with what obstinacy they fight for their religion; while we, the Muslims, show no enthusiasm for waging holy war."
I alone on Judgment Day must stand and face my shame, my sins, and my cowardice.
Despite 1400 years of history, Muslims have never fully anchored their faith in the divine Islamic lesson that as long as they are strong in their faith, in their worship, in unity, no man or nation can defeat them. History is replete with defeat of Muslims whenever they abandoned their faith and adopted the greed, selfishness, and pursuit of power and worldly possessions.
Yet, despite such defeats of Muslims at the hands of the "West" -- God has guaranteed that the system of life in which one submits to the will of God will shine its light of salvation, mercy, peace, and hope.
Baghdad, August 1099:
The crusaders had taken the Holy City of Jerusalem on Friday, July 15, 1099, in the year of the Hegira 492 after a forty-day siege. Two days later, when the killing stopped, not one single Muslim was left alive within the city walls. The Jews met a similar fate being killed or burned alive. Abu Sa'ed Al-Harawi was among the fortunate few who managed to escape. He and his companions traveled under the hot summer sun to reach Baghdad to plead their case to the Caliph All-Mustazhir Billah.
Bursting into the royal court with a loud cry Al-Harawi spoke with tears and passion not only for the murdered Muslims in Jerusalem but for all the abandoned Muslims throughout history left alone to face an overwhelming enemy. His words speak to the Muslims of today enduring occupation, oppression, and death.
He cried to the Caliph, his voice carrying through the ages:
"How dare you slumber in the shade of complacent safety', he began, 'leading lives as frivolous as garden flowers, while your brothers in Syria have no dwelling place save the saddles of camels and the bellies of vultures? Blood has been spilled! Young girls have been shamed, and must now hide their sweet faces in their hands! Shall the valorous Arabs resign themselves to insult, and the valiant Persians accept dishonor? Never have the Muslims been so humiliated, Never have their lands been so savagely devastated".
The escaping refugees from Jerusalem settled in Damascus carrying nothing with them from the Holy City, except one precious prize: The Quran of 'Uthman, one of the oldest existing copies of the Holy Book.
True to form and just as applicable to today's Muslim leaders, the Caliph expressed sympathy and formed a Committee of Inquiry from which nothing emerged.
Baghdad, March 2003:
One thousand years later the Arab League met (March 1, 2003 with 9 out of 22 leaders absent) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to discuss the pending annihilation of Iraq and their decisive action was -- to reject all aggression, to place the responsibility of any Iraqi attack on the Security Council, and consider sending a delegation to the U.S., Europe, and the U.N. to discuss a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
They met for one day, showed their disunity, packed their bags and went home having done their duty in protecting innocent Muslim lives. Naturally, the Arab League waited until Bush's army exceeded 200,000, a point of no return, to meet and proclaim the hollow pathetic words of defiance. On March 5, the Islamic Organization of Conferences would have met in Qatar, the Muslim nation hosting the U.S. Military Headquarters in charge of attacking Iraq, to predictably issue the same worthless proclamations.
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
President Bush, a born again Christian, manipulated and strongly supported by two powerful ideological and religious zealots, Jewish Zionists and Christian Fundamentalists, is determined against all truth, all evidence to the contrary, and the opinion of the world to annihilate Iraq, a nation devastated by two wars and twelve years of sanctions under a secular barbaric dictatorship.
The British paper, The Observer, in the article: "Two Men Driving Bush Into War" (February 23, 2003) by Ed Vulliamy, strongly supports the contention that Bush's obsession with attacking Iraq is due to the influence of these two groups with Karl Rove, Bush's political advisor, representative of the Christian Fundamentalists, and Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense, as the long time Washington Zionist.
"There ought to be limits to freedom."
Nothing will stop this President from his glorious moment of victory upon Iraq while Muslim nations are paralyzed in fear, greed, and corruption.
"Gov. George W. Bush of Texas talks about contingencies in which he would use American military power to ''take out'' Iraq's illegal weapons" if elected president.
Since the end of Communism and the aftermath of the Persian Gulf war Islam and Iraq became the "evils du jour" for the west. The primary architect behind America's foreign policy toward Muslim lands has been Israel until "We -- the American Muslims" through our educated, united, concerted, and well funded efforts free America, our nation, from the shackles of Zionism that dominates and manipulates our national foreign policy for its own interests.
"How did our OIL get under their SOIL"!
The 'war cabinet' of Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Woflowitz, Perle, Abrams, Libby, Feith, Wurmser, Haas, and the newly baptized Powell, have long sought two goals in the Middle East. One goal is the permanent establishment of US military bases in the Persian Gulf to extract cheap oil, destroy OPEC and ensure submissive quiescent governments and populations. Secondly, was to ensure Israel's security, hegemony, and expansionistic ambitions upon more Arab land. Thus Israel and its supporters in the Christian Fundamentalist movement, its powerful Zionist lobby, its "think tanks", and its supportive media formulated a policy of regional military bases and domination beginning with Iraq and the Persian Gulf. These policies have been lobbied for strongly since 1991 by the same "warmongering Likudniks" who now populate Bush's national security team and cabinet.
Since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war Pro-Israel Zionists and Pro-Israel Christian Fundamentalists have had sole possession of almost all important executive and congressional positions dealing with national security, defense, and foreign policy.
In fact, the Director of the U.S. House of Representatives Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, Yosef Bodansky, is an Israeli citizen. He has churned out many books, reports, and articles since 1993 warning America of the "New Muslim Internationalist" seeking to defeat the Judeo-Christian world. Despite the resignation and outrage of Congressmen and Congresswomen from his task force, the House is unable to fire him. He, along with other American Zionist "experts" like Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, Judith Miller, Normon Podhoretz, Amost Perlmutter, Morton Zuckerman, Charles Krauthammer, Jeff Jacoby, William Safire and many others, keep the flames of Anti-Islam burning in the mainstream media, with inflammatory titles such as: "The Sword of Islam," "The Islamic Bomb", "The Roots of Muslim Rage," and "Bombs in the Name of Allah."
There is no shame or limit to their defamation of Islam. Given the naivete of the American people these extremists will "create havoc for their own self-interest."
Project for the New American Century
On June 3, 1997, Zionists and Christian Fundamentalists, signed a "Statement of Principle" establishing the "Project for the New American Century". Among the signatories of the statement were: Eliot Abrams, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney, Jeb Bush, Dan Quayle, Gary Bauer, Lewis Libby, Zalmay Khalilzad (Bush's appointee to the Iraqi Opposition), Steve Forbes, Donald Rumsfeld, William Bennett, and Frank Gaffney (among other prominent Jewish Americans). Among the three groups funding this enterprise was the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a conservative Pro-Israel think tank where President Bush spoke on his vision for a "democratic post-Iraq Middle East" (February 26, 2003). Among P.N.A.C.'s stated purpose was:
Hefty increases in defense spending. "We need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize our armed forces for the future". Such massive defense spending would allow America's military to strategically dominate the world in order "to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values" and "to accept responsibility for America's unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles."
In September 2000 (a full year before 9/11), the PNAC published the document entitled: "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces and Resources for a New Century". The document clearly spells out that Bush and his current "war cabinet" were planning to attack a defenseless Iraq to solidify America's military control of the Persian Gulf whether Saddam was still in power or not.
"The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein -- Even should Saddam pass from the scene," the plan says U.S. military bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain, despite domestic opposition in the Gulf states to the permanent stationing of U.S. troops. Iran, it says, "May well prove as large a threat to U.S. interests as Iraq has."
How does the PNAC justify to a skeptical Congress and public the massive increase in defense spending in a Post-Cold War period with no imminent foreign threat to America? 9-11 has given an opportune excuse.
Given that this report was issued prior to Bush's election, it is ironic and tragic that several Muslim organizations called upon Muslims to vote for George Bush for President.
"Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much." -- Abraham Lincoln
Advertising, Commercials, and Public Relations are the true battlegrounds for a just and peaceful resolution of the imposed "conflict and misunderstanding" between the United States and the Muslim world. Only and until Muslims here and abroad understand that our "Clash of Civilizations" is truly a "Clash of Perceptions" will our two worlds live in peace.
Who's to Blame for Muslim defeatism?
Today the defenders of Islam and the civil rights of American Muslims in the United States and Europe are Non-Muslims. Tragically, the world only sees the activism of Muslim extremists and hijackers of the faith, like Bin Laden, and many misguided Imams who feel that by force and violence alone Islam will achieve victory over its "enemies". They are reaffirming the western misconception that "Islam was spread by the sword" and seeks world domination. Islam is most loved and accepted when people are at peace physically and intellectually able to fathom the beauty and genius of the faith. Before we blame the "others" for Muslim defeatism, we as Muslims must reclaim our faith, our lands, our resources, and above all, reclaim the truth of Islam and of history -- both of which have been deliberately distorted written and reported by western opportunists. As has been said: "he who controls the news, controls the views."
Israel and America's interests converge in the Middle East is well known and accepted, after all, these two sovereign nations are simply pursuing their national interests, damn the world, especially the Muslim world.
Since the late nineteenth century the Muslim world has lacked the comprehension, cooperation, and unified strategies to oppose or at least limit the design of the imperial powers upon Muslim lands and resources.
"I don't think, therefore, I am civilized."
It's easy to bash "other" Muslims both in and out of the United States for allowing Muslims to die while I bury my head, heart, voice, and wallet in the sand. What have I done to revitalize myself and my faith, to reach out in true "Jihad" with my body and wealth to protect Muslims, to enjoin for the good and prevent evil? I am guilty in front of my Creator and Sustainer for keeping uninformed, quiet, fearful, bashful of my color, faith, and accent; avoiding controversy at all cost while enjoying the comfort of my American home, car, good food, and entertainment.
"O, YOU, who have attained to faith! Shall I point out to you a bargain that will save you from grievous suffering in this world and in the life to come? You are to believe in God and His Apostle, and to strive hard in God's cause with your possessions and your lives: this is for your own good--if you but knew it......And, withal, He will grant you yet another thing that you dearly love: succour from God in this world, and a victory soon to come: and, thereof, O Prophet, give thou a glad tiding to all who believe." (61 10-11, 13)
For ease of living I have become a conformist, a digestor of spoon fed media "truths", a practicing Muslim on occasional Fridays and Eids. Intellectual laziness and a herd mentality now identify me as an "American" Muslim.
Erased from my conscience are the first words of the Quran: "READ" and "BY THE PEN", the true instruments of civilization and learning.
Forgotten is the Quranic Verse 30.8: "Have they never learned to think for themselves?"
I see the Muslim world degenerating once again into "Al-Jahiliyah" (ignorance) and "Tribalism". I see such ignorance of Islamic teachings, history, geography, science, and arts in my own community and mosque. I also observe how we separate into our "ethnic" groups after prayer, very much like tribes -- the South Asians join to speak in Urdu, the Arabs do the same, the African Americans as well. It's the same in the Muslim world both within and between countries. Tribalism defines Muslims and their issues worldwide, not Islam.
The Prophet's famous Hadith says:
"He is not of us who proclaims the cause of tribal partisanship (assabiyyeh); and he is not of us who fights in the cause of tribal partisanship; and he is not of us who dies in the cause of tribal partisanship." (Abu Da'ud, on the authority of Jubayr ibn Mut'im)
When asked what is the meaning of "assabiyyeh", the Prophet said: "It means helping your own people in an unjust cause."
Even in America, our Muslim organizations are disunited along such lines of ethnicity, political views, Islamic schools, level of activism, and funding from abroad.
While American organizations were calling for massive protests against the Iraqi war, our Muslim organizations did NOT even hold an emergency meeting together, in unity, to develop concrete educational and activist strategies for Muslims to protest the war. Hundreds of Muslim have been detained, several of our charities were closed (shamefully many lied about their intent to Muslim donors, hurting innocent needy Muslims abroad), many American political, religious and media pundits have attacked our faith, our Prophet, and our Quran, and yet there are only feeble attempts to stand up for justice.
Perhaps other Muslim nations will shortly meet the same fate as Iraq. The champion of Democracy is planning to spend $29 million to democratize the Middle East while spending hundreds of billions of dollars destroying it.
Is it hopeless for us, American Muslims, to change this conspiracy upon Muslim lives and lands? Are we truly so helpless despite our alleged numbers in the millions? NOT as long as we are Muslims believing in God and our Holy Prophet . NOT as long as we possess the Holy Quran and the Prophet's Hadith. NOT as long as there is one breath in my body will I surrender to the injustices of man toward any man or woman on earth, Muslim or Non-Muslim.
HOPE is the Message from God:
"God made it but a message of HOPE for you, and an assurance to your hearts: there is no help except from Allah. The Exalted, the Wise." - Quran 3:126
"Be not, then, faint of heart, and grieve not: for you are bound to rise high IF YOU ARE TRULY BELIEVERS." - Quran 3:139
"Say: "O my servants who have transgressed against their souls: Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." - Quran 39:53
REGIME CHANGE begins with ME and YOU. Take heart my brother and sister. We've faced difficult times before but with our belief in the justice of our One True Creator and sincere caring for each other as members of a common humanity, God willing, we shall overcome this too.
We must stand up and condemned these leaders too.
can we imagine what reports the angels of ratid and Atid say about us?(Surah86:15-17)"Verily, they are but plotting a plot. And I am planning a plan. So, give a respite to the disbelievers; deal gently with them for a while".Surah 31:24 "We let them enjoy for a little while, then in the end We shall oblige them to (enter) a great torment."
However, I would like to report that in Canberra (capital of Australia) we have established an organisation that has crossed the ethnic line, crossed the different sects and mathabs and has successfully united for the cause of Islam. Our membership come from 48 different countries speaking 26 different languages. The 10 executive members come from 6 different countries representing the diverse mix of the membership. Our constitution states that there can not be more than two on the Executive from one ethnic background.
I want to let the Muslims in America and the world know that you can succeed and unite and the key to success is true belief in Allah and his last Prophet. I am a strong advocate of the Greenpeace motto, 'think globally, act locally'. In order for the Muslim Ummah to unite globally we must set an example and unite locally. It will spread like wildfire, Inshallah.
The organisation is called the Canberra Islamic Centre.
Just remember last time Allah used non Muslims to punish baghdad it was in the form of the mongols thank Allah he has chosen a more humane ally this time
Do not despair, the future belongs to Islam as promise by Allah (SWT) to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This does not mean we sit back and do nothing!
Many Muslims in the world blame this or that, but forget to look at themselves to see if there is something they are doing that Allah (SWT) disapproves of? Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him), one of the four scholars of Islamic Jurisprudence, said, that the latter part of this Ummah (this period) will only be corrected by what corrected the former part of the Ummah (the Prophets (SAW) time). Sheik Albany (may Allah have mercy on him), a great 20th century scholar of Hadith, said that these words should be written in golden ink.
What does this mean? During the time of the Khalafah, when Muslim armies were fighting the enemies of Allah (SWT) and would be loosing the battle, at night in the camp the commander would call out the people. He would tell them to examine themselves to see what sins they may be committing and/or which Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) they may have dropped. He would ask them to sincerely repent to Allah (SWT) for the sin and to re-establish the Sunnah. The Muslim army would defeat the enemy with easy the next day. In these latter times (our time) the majority of Muslims around the world are steeped in ignorance regarding Islam, which has lead to Blasphemy and innovation in the religion, and in some cases practices undistinguishable from the religions, traditions and cultures of the unbelievers. The answer lies in going back to the Quran and the Prophet's (SAW) Sunnah as understood and practiced by the Prophet (SAW), the companions of the Prophet (SAW) and the three righteous generations that came after the Prophet (SAW). Only then will Allah (SWT) bestow his favor and mercy on us again and Muslims will be victorious against the enemies of Allah (SWT) and rule over them, Insha-Allah.
I can't find any reason, what I see are disgusting ironies. Guided with the Holy Q'uran and the sunnah of the Prophet peace be upon him, we are supposed to be the best nation as Allah have proclaimed in the Holy Q'uran that He has perfected Islam as our religion.
I am heartbroken and depressed with the events around us. I can only shed buckets of tears with our helplessness and disunity. I cannot understand why some Arab countries made it easier for the US to carry its plan.
I remember an ahadith that Muslims on the last days may be many in numbers but they will be rubbish, and useless like foams in the sea.
Indeed I am one with the author in hoping. Surely, there is a wisdom in all of these. Allah in His infinite greatness knows that which we do not know. I hope what happened in Iraq will unite Muslims all around the globe and give us the opportunity to reflect upon our impotence. May Allah have mercy on us all.
we must when referring to americans, that americans should be divided in to two categories fistly those who are leaders and those who are lead, those who are leading like any couintry in the world today are doing it out of self interest but those who are being lead have a more gratifying cause since they believe that they arwe serving the best interests of humanity. we must also realise that the american soldiers are not participating in the battle because the want to take part in a crusade but they also believe that their cause is just. like in any country the people will be manipulated because take for example pakistan, where to a certain degree terrorism is being allowed in the name of islam for the further nationalist interest of the elite with no regards to innocent people, now the hindu may say our religion is being attacked. we need to realise simply that as the motto goes "might is right" and although there is an elective dictatorship in america in place because people are not suffering unlike in iraq, so as a muslim we should commend the american soldiers because they are not doing it for self interest as well as they are willing to make a sacrifice although the government does not represent the principle ideals for the time being to the soldiers they do it for the ideals. therefore we must understand that a lesser evil is a better option. as for the taliban and saddam they were punished for their ignorance. one of the most precious ideals of the the koran i feel to be patience as the prophet (pbuh) said "patience is virtue" i believe that it is a test from allah and that indeed the message from allh is the more you turn to evil such as participating or even accepting the deaths of innocent the more ignorant we,there for invoking allahs anger.
I cry for you oh Baghdad that you must suffer after Saddam Hussain has already inflicted so much suffering on you. I cry for you that because evil men like he now rule the Muslim world that Allah chooses to punish Muslims for losing our faith and support racist munafaqin bloody secularist dictators, using the west as his tool.
I cry for you oh Baghdad that the only way to save your blood from further spilling for centuries that blood must be shed and houses bombed by accident.
I chastise you for forcing this to happen by not rising up against your oppresser.
Each of us will stand alone on Judgment Day before God Almighty and He will see through ALL lies and expose the truth and motivations for ALL acts of violence done by EVERY person, "Muslim", "Christian", and "Jew" alike.
Iraqi's didn't love the dictator who used to run their country. The motivations of the US have been stated over and over and the actions being taken support those statements.
The truth will come out after this is over. The question to ask then will be "are Iraqis better off after the US freed them, or were they better off under the dictator?"
Of course, you will probably have another set of inflamatory remarks and conspiracy theories even when Iraqis are living better lives in freedom and without fear.
Who's to Blame for Muslim defeatism?
Today the defenders of Islam and the civil rights of American Muslims in the United States and Europe are Non-Muslims. Tragically, the world only sees the activism of Muslim extremists and hijackers of the faith, like Bin Laden, and many misguided Imams who feel that by force and violence alone Islam will achieve victory over its "enemies".
Why did Muslims and the West all over the world cheer Bin Laden and the Afgha Mujahideen when they defeated the Soviets. They have become misguided only when they turn their direction to wards you. So hypocritical!!!
I am ashame also, and I hope all muslims out there are(including those in Iraq). Remember again, everybody will be ask about his/her life here on earth. Are you ready (ie with your answers)?
Remember also, Allah Has said "Every soul shall test the torment of death..). I hope you are equally ready.
May Allah help the people of Iraq. And may He enable me to be with them in this time of great stress, Ameen.
The Muslims on the other hand are weak and demoralized; they have become negligent and lazy, the victims of unproductive stupefaction and completely lacking in enthusiasm. If, Allah forbid, Islam should draw rein, obscure her splendour, blunt her sword, there would be no one, east or west, far or near who would blaze the zeal for Allah's Religion, or choose to come to the aid of truth against error. This is the moment to cast off laziness, to summon from far and near all those who have blood in theirs veins; but we are confident, thanks to Allah - Alhamdulillah - in the Help that will come from Him and entrust ourselves to him in sincerity of purpose and deepest devotion.
Insha'Allah, the disbelievers shall perish and the faithful have a sure deliverance.
courtsey : Abu Shamma, Kitab Ar-Rawadatayn
Salahuddin Ayyubi - The Liberator of Jerusalem
We hope in Allah Most High, to Whom be Praise, Who leads the hearts of Muslims to calm what torments them and ruins their prosperity.
Where is the sense of honor of the Muslims? The pride of the Believers? The Zeal of the Faithful?
We shall never cease to be amazed at how the disbelievers for their part have shown trusts, and it is the Muslims who have been lacking in zeal. Not one of them has responded to the call. Not one intervenes to straighten what is distorted; but observe how far the Franks have gone. What unity they have achieved. What aims they persue. What help they have given. What sums of money they have borrowed and spent. What wealth they have collected and distributed and divided amongst them. There is not a King left in their lands or islands, not a lord or a rich man who has not competed with his neighbors to produce more support and rival his peers in strenuous military efforts. In defense of their religion they consider it a small thing to spend life and soul; and they have kept their infidel brothers supplied with arms and champions of war; and all they have done and all their generosity has been purely out of zeal for him they worship in jealous defense of their faith.
With brother Khodr permission, I would suggest to reduce this article to one page in small paragraphs and let's circulate this to all Muslims, to all our friends. This will be a form of Jihad too, perhaps this starts wakening up the Muslims from their shameful deep slumber and once it happens, Allah will rid them of their reckless tyrant rulers and give them victory without even fighting. You just have to be together, feel each others pain, love/ help each other, stop tribalism, and attain knowledge.
I would like very much to be part of this group.
Dear Br. Mohamed Khodr:
I dont have words to write, my heart cries of the pain which is not imaginable, how am i related to people of iraq, but yes i'm, they are brothers and sisters of islam.
I can see you pointing on the defeat of muslims because of their imaan and akhida, na-ausbillah, what is happening to the ummah of Rasool Allah Sallelaahu Alaihiwasallam, where are these people leading to ? who is guiding them ? who will help them ? when will they get help ? how will that help be ?
Subhan Allah, none other than Allah, so bow thy heart, spread your hands and pray to ALLAH, for all the ummah of Prophet Muhammed (sallelahu alaihi wasallam).
I used to curse, who would give pains muslims, but i have come for a better solution than that, that is to pray to allah for them, may allah guide everyone in this world, no matter they come from which corner of the world, no matter they belong to which tribe, they follow what ever religion, guide us.
Jazak Allah Khair
Abdul Wahid - Jaffar - Jabbar - Jalal - Hannan - Mannan - .. - ALLAH
Thank you and keep it up.
I feel the same helplessness and sadness as you. It is not just a war. It is a massacre of innocent children, women and elderly. For we all know, majority of Iraq's population consists of children and elderly. I am ashamed by my helplessness. I pray for them. I hope Allah subhanahu taala would help them and not abandon them like the other muslim worlds have done.
We have to do something to help them. We have to unite together as muslims and not as indians and pakistanis and arabs. It is now or never. Either we stand together in the name of Allah and his prophet Muhammed (pbuh) and protect innocent lives or we fight and kill each other and let the world laugh on our helplessness and selfishness.
I was a student in Unietd States 20 years ago. The United States then was different from theUnited States of today - it was democratic, had great respect for human rights - everything that made us adore the great republic. Today I think democracy, the rule of law, government transparecy are dead in United States.
For thousand of years, the jews have been the black sheep of the children of Abraham. Its so sad to hear in the Quraan God's lamentation
"Ya bani Israel......"
With the present crisis in Iraq, I think it will settle down after several dacade. Every millinium produces a leader who is bent on territorial conquest and plundering. In the 19th century, it was Napoleon, and lat century, it was Adolf Hitler. In the 21st century, we have George Bush. France and Germany today are much respected nations. Lets hope that one day United Staes too will become a respected nation again.
They are bigots and have been killing each other for thousands of
years. Religion is the problem, not the solution.