What is it with Muslims, Bombs & Mosques?
Police in India have arrested Islamic cleric Abdul Nasser MadaniÂ in connection with blasts that hit the city of Bangalore in mid-2008.
Abdul Nasser Madani was arrested at his home in the state of Kerala.
He accuses the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, whose capital is Bangalore, of “framing” him.
One woman was killed and several others injured in July 2008 when seven bombs hit crowded areas of the city, which is India’s information technology hub. Â ( BBC)
What they say is not what they do:
Lies, lies, lies
“Maintaining Good Relations with the Copts Is a Religious Duty”
from a Muslim cleric at Al Azhar, Islam’s highest institution of higher learning. That’s for foreign consumption. A few days later, what happens? Here:
Cleric misunderstands Islam, leads followers to misunderstand it as well. Happens every day. “Muslim Cleric Calls for Jihad, Coptic Christians Attacked in Egypt,” by Mary Abdelmassih forÂ AINA, August 14:
Unfortunately he is in no position to speak for the majority of Muslims…..
“there are no practicing Muslims in the area who need a place to worship, because it is a commercial district. Is there anyone who is [really] eager [to build] this mosque?… MEMRI
May Allah bless the peace & love of Ramadan!
Despite the title of the article, which implies a more reciprocal level of activity, the “pushing back” occurring here is but a demonstration held on Sunday, and the ongoing, determined defiance of religious minorities whose only “provocation” is to go on living their lives according to their constitutional rights.
It is not so much pushing back as standing one’s rightful ground. But even that is too much of an affront to Sharia, as shown by the violent response even to the demand for the right to worship in a field. “Religious minorities in Indonesia push back,” by Irwan Firdaus for theÂ Associated Press, August 15: JW
Quite normal, wouldn’t you say? For a Muslim, that is…..
TOP LEFT TO RIGHT: Idris Nsubuga, Mohamood Mugisha, Haruna Hassan Luyima and Issa Ahmed Luyima (New Vision)
TheÂ racist Uganda bombers responsible for killing 79 people at a World Cup Soccer party cried as they appeared in court this week.
TheÂ New Vision reported:
FOUR key suspects who confessed to involvement in the bomb blasts were paraded before journalists yesterday.
Two of them, Edris Nsubuga and Haruna Hassan Luyima, cried over the pain their actions caused. Issa Luyima and Haruna Hassan Luyima are brothers, while Nsubuga is their friend. The fourth suspect was identified as Mohamood Mugisha.
“I am very sorry for the loss of life. I was hesitant to pick on Ugandans.My target was the Americans, who I think are responsible for the suffering in the world. I am very sorry to the people, who knew me,” Issa Luyima, described as the mastermind of the blasts, said without emotion. Â Â More from Gateway
- PFLP-General Command Leader Ahmad Jibril: Our Battle Is Against the Oppressive and Arrogant Forces of the West, “Not with a Group of Jews”
- Egyptian Cleric Ramadhan Labib: Polygamy for the Sake of Satisfying One’s Sexual Appetite Is Allowed
- Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Arifi: The Desire to Shed Blood, Smash Skulls, and Sever Limbs for the Sake of Allah Is an Honor for the Believer
Q: “Why are the Muslims backward, and why is superstition widespread among them, even though Islam regards it a religious duty to use one’s mind and [powers of] reasoning?”
A: “Because the Muslims have disregarded the correct faith. The primary sources of Islam encourage thought and [the acquisition of] knowledge, and make a clear distinction between norms that are not to be questioned and superstition. It is this correct Islam that [gave birth to] Muslim civilization which made many achievements in the domains of science, medicine, astronomy and engineering, because Islam never limited the use of one’s mind, but [only] warned against division, which weakens [the Muslims]. In the West, the opposite was true: its progress began only after the role of religion was diminished and that of reason increased â€“ because the church was an ignorant tyrannical [force] that opposed knowledge and reason.”
Q: “When you began your [role] as the sheikh of Al-Azhar, you said that Al-Azhar’s first duty is to achieve national unity. How [is this to be done]? By embracing Patriarch Shenouda again, as we do in every crisis?”
A: “The ties between Islam and Christianity are numerous and tight, and there are family and marriage ties between Christians and Muslims â€“ so preserving national unity is part of Al-Azhar’s religious duty. When a Muslim maintains good relations with his Christian neighbor, he fulfils a [religious] duty for which he will be rewarded on the Day of Judgment. Al-Azhar’s duty is to review the books of Muslim history and tradition, and the directives of the [Muslim] faith, and draw from them the wealth of Muslim traditions that encourage good relations with the Copts â€“ because our faith commands us to do this in order to preserve national unity. The Coptic Church must do the same with respect to the cultural tradition of [friendship] with the Muslims. I think that there will be cooperation in this area.”
The Great Lie told and retold over and over again for the last 9 years, is that Islam was not responsible for 9/11. That lie has been repeated over and over again. It has permeated our culture. It has filled our media. The politicians have echoed it. Books and articles are written that treat it as something every reasonable person understands. Islam had nothing to do with 9/11. Not a damn thing.
The Ground Zero mosque is that lie made flesh. It is that revisionist history given physical form, turned into brick and mortar, steel and cement, raised up to the sky, to look down mockingly on the Ground Zero construction site itself, and the people who come there to reflect and remember. It mocks their memories. It mocks the dead. Its arrogance is the same as that of the Muslim burners of the Great Library of Alexandria, of Hanan Ashrawi claiming there was no Jewish connection to Joseph’s Tomb, or Anwar Al-Awlaki, who had advised the 9/11 hijackers,Â telling reporters after the attacks that Islam opposes terrorism. It is an act of beheading, not of flesh, but of identity. It takes a blade and saws at the neck of a culture, cutting off its head through lies and deceit. Â Sultan Knish
- Egyptian Islamic Researcher Abd Al-Khaleq Al-Sharif: The Jews are the most vile among the creatures of Allah.
- Egyptian Cleric Hussam Fawzi Jabar: Hitler Was Right to Do What He Did to the Jews
- Friday Sermon in Gaza: Muslims Should Wage Jihad to Liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Filth of the Jews, the Brothers of Apes and Pigs
- Jordanian Businessman Talal Abu Ghazaleh: 9/11 Was Carried Out by the Taliban, Part of a Zionist Scheme; US Sank in Quagmire as a Result of “Jewish Hatred of Americans”