40,000 rally in Tel Aviv to demand official war probe

September 10, 2006 at 12:01 pm (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Peace, Politics and War)

 Source: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/760576.html

Some 40,000 Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv last night to demand that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert order an independent state inquiry into his government’s handling of the war in Lebanon.

The rally was the largest public show of dissatisfaction with Olmert since he took office in May. Polls show his popularity has tumbled amid public frustration with Israel’s failure to crush Hezbollah guerrillas. 
 
The 34-day campaign, launched after Hezbollah captured two soldiers in a cross-border raid, ended with an August 14 truce that has largely held. Olmert has pledged only a government probe into the war instead of an independent inquiry.

Police said a crowd of around 40,000 thronged Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. Many in the crowd, which spilled into nearby streets, were reservists who served during the war.

Organizers said they were happy with the turnout, though some protests against past governments have been much bigger.

Speakers complained that the army had been ill equipped and civilians ill prepared to face Hezbollah rockets that rained on northern Israel during the fighting. A total of 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 157 Israelis, two-thirds of them soldiers, were killed in the war.

Protesters sent up cries of: “Olmert go home.”

Spurning the calls from the demonstrators, Olmert told a news conference in Jerusalem: “I see things differently.”

The prime minister has vowed to hold an internal probe of the war, under a panel his cabinet has yet to name. Israeli media said the cabinet was likely to put off a decision on naming the panel that had been expected today.

Among the speakers in Tel Aviv were leaders of both left and right-wing parties opposed to Olmert’s centrist Kadima. They formed an odd alliance of those who supported the war and those who wanted to end it sooner.

“Never has there been such confusion and contradictory orders issued in the handling of a war,” said former defense minister Moshe Arens, of the right-wing Likud party.

Yossi Sarid, a former lawmaker with the leftist Meretz party called on Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz and Chief of Staff Dan Halutz to resign. “If you don’t return home on your own initiative, Israeli democracy will send you home,” Sarid said.

Protest leader Eliad Shraga said, “We hope to open the prime minister’s eyes,” to force him to name an independent commission of inquiry headed by a Supreme Court justice to investigate the army’s failings
 

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Does Islam Make People Worse?

September 5, 2006 at 12:39 pm (Arabs & Muslims, Culture, Islam, Media, Middle East, My Opinions, Religions, Terrorism, War on Terrorism)

In a reply to an excellent article by Dennis Prager, “Does Religion Make Peope Better or Worse?” I commented:

The case for Islam
 
I have been surfing this website for a long while, and this would be my second time to post a comment.. I liked your article Mr. Dennis, and I feel this reply is an obligation, and a respond to your call.. I know few of my type come here, and to you all, so I call for respectful, constructive and thoughtful dialog.

I call myself a moderate, Muslim, and I agree with almost all what you said in your article, beside the “100 of million of Muslims,” but I’m not here to discuss it… I am an ordinary, not a religious leader or anything, but I observe my religious obligations most often. I am here to talk about, “Is the violence road, some Muslims choosing to take, originated from the religion itself?” I know it would be an endless debate if we would talk about everything in one thread.

I lived in the US for some 2 years, in the Bible belt area, and I had many dialogs with my fellow Christians, where I came to the conclusion that “Islam” is just a reflection to Judaism and Christianity; and it tend to be more closer to each one, than each-one to one-another; I think Islam is in the cross road between the two.. It’s closer to Judaism though, since it’s a law-based religion… If can read you a countless list of things Islam advocate that make you be among the 90% of good Muslims, and make you be a better human; but lets just concentrate on the bad parts…

I think: “Chances are, if Judaism or Christianity are put under the same political, geographical, historical, social, and economical factors the Islamic world has been undergoing, there would be no less violence originated from them such as of Islam now!”

Don’t take me wrong: I AM NOT JUSTIFYING VIOLENCE BY ANY MEAN.. I condemn all the actions of by the so-called Islamic terrorists, and don’t take any of my words as justifications to that: I’m here giving you the “what/why” that you were asking for.

Throughout history, Christians and Jews have committed killings what equate, if not exceed, that done by Muslims, using the same holy books that’re giving us wisdom and guidance now. Twisting words, ignoring the historical background of the text, sticking to the literal meaning of the text, ignoring political and cultural complexes of that time, etc. are all techniques fanatics use/have used/and still using to support their barbaric actions. Yet Muslim fanatics are to realize that this is WRONG like their counterparts already realized.

Let’s address the case of Islam… If we trace the root-cause of the creation of the neo-Islamic-extremism, specifically the Wahabism, back to Muhammad Abdul-Wahhab’s movement in Saudi Arabia in the ‘70s. This movement called for sticking to the religious texts, and intended to return people for the righteous path by strictly observing religious obligations. The movement was fully supported by Al-Saud, the regime in Saudi Arabia, to concentrate people’s minds on religion instead of politics. The movement called of obeying the “Ameer Almua’mneen”- the leadership of the Islamic community, that’s supposedly Al-Saud. From that time, until recent days, brain washing was the mainstream strategy to divert people’s mind from oil, economy, and politics (Money and Power).

Al-Saud practiced full control over the information flow, education; and specifically religious practices. Islamic Law/rituals and physical practices were on the surface, and other aspects of the religion like morals and ethics were almost ignored. Religious intolerance reached its peek in the ‘90s, where Wahhabism surrounded every aspect of people’s life. Differences in faith were hardly tolerated, and minorities were harshly discriminated against.

The time came, and the war against the Soviet Union/Communism in Afghanistan and Yemen took place; Al-Qaeda had fertile grounds to recruit those who know NOTHING about the outer world; who have been raised to just obey their lord. Yet, it’s the time to obey and fight for his sake, to get to the promised heaven. Lessons are taught, until now, in Mosques that the only righteous path is “sticking to the text,” and killing for that sake is a mandate; such as killing the Shiite/infidels/etc. Of course, military training and weapons were supplied by the “to-benefit-from-this” Saudi governments and the west. Al-Qaeda got stronger and stronger, and when won the war, new agendas were born, and a new vision: “To convert people to the right bath, Islam,” and this clarifies the recent using “force Convert” phenomenon.

Here I put some bulk of the blame on the West for supporting them from day 1, and supporting the Saudi regime; without which such existence would have never been possible. Now that they realized their mistake, too late!

Of course, these groups have been growing for a long time and reached everywhere in the world. Using their religious teaching classes-brain washing, especially to kids, those groups were able to recruit even British-born fellows!

Yet, many factors helped and are helping directly and indirectly in the creation of such mentalities, or helping those terrorists to recruit: (Whether you agree or not on these, it’s very much valid here- I’m giving you the facts widely beleived)

1. The Control on Information:
Many Arab countries practice full control on curricula, internet access, Radio/TV stations, Libraries, Books imports, etc.

2. Oppressive Governments in the Arab/Islamic world.
Governments have been ruling forever! They are the judge and the police! People have no right to speak, or whatsoever. Those governments, mostly supported by the west-Saudi etc., get the millions of $$… Regular people blame who? Al-Qaeda has a “just case” for fighting who? Analyze this!

3. US foreign Policy:
NO TWO in the Arab world disagree on this: “American foreign policy is biased.” Count how many time the US vetoed for Israel; Count how many houses were destroyed by Israel; Count how many kids/women/elderly killed by Israel; Why did the US support the killing of the Lebanese. Yet, nobody have any right to resist?! This is a Biggy – I’m not coming to discuss its validity because it has been there for years, and it will take us years arguing; this is the truth here, period.

4. The victimization mentality.
Individual rights are lost; people, in no way, would ever dream to become presidents, because “military” is used against the people. “I will give you a million bucks if you demonstrate in Saudi Arabia/Jordan/Syria/etc. against the government!” Who is to blame? You! Because you supported them!

The list can go on, but just to give you an Idea. Now you would ask, so what’s the part of Islam that supports the creation of violence? My answer to you is, it’s the same part that exists in EVERY religion, and it’s the same part that led your religions to be violent in the 1500 and on; it’s the helping verb! Every religion advocates the supremacy of its doctrine. Every religion advocates the righteous path, and the leading to heavens… Every religion has the tendency of defending its practitioners if been fought. Taking Islamic textures and pointing at the “kill the infidels” only is not a valid point; because you take it out of its context. It says in other parts, too, “You are not better than them,” “You don’t force others to believe what you believe,” “God ONLY would judge those who believe what you don’t believe.”

I can justify my killing in the name of Yawah/Allah/Jesus/God if used any of the texts, by taking verses out of its historical, social, political, etc. background. What justified the killing of Jesus? What justified the discrimination against blacks/minorities? What justified the crusades? What justified the all the massacres in Christians before the roman era? What justified the hatred against Jews throughout history? Misreading religious texts…

Last but not least, I want to talk about “why Moderates don’t stop them!” 1) Most clerks condemned terrorist attacks against the state, and condemn the on going against everywhere; you don’t hear it because you don’t read Arabic; what’s translated to you is what the translator want you to hear 2) Moderates think KNOW those are not a product of the religion, but “Working for political agendas.” 3) Moderates are afraid if they talk, they/their families might be threatened 4) only extreme news are shown on your news outlets, so what moderates do doesn’t really get the attention. 5) “Undifferentiating resistance from terrorism,” by the west. Almost all Muslims think that the west mixes between the two; and most Muslims look at west as unfair; and “they deserve what they get!” 6) Many Muslims see the west as an attacker to Islam, not Islamic-Terrorist who he supported/created, because of his unfair policies, and instances like “the Dubai Ports,” etc.

I think I went too far.. That just to answer some of your question.. Again, I would appreciate if discussion be constructive; I’m not an enemy, I’m here to know the truth too!

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Al-Zawahri calls on Westerners and Americans to convert to Islam!

September 3, 2006 at 7:53 am (Arabs & Muslims, Islam, Middle East, Religions, Terrorism, United Sates)

Today in the news, “Al-Zawahri calls on Westerners and Americans to convert to Islam!” No comment!!

Well yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, let’s just do it!! What does this dum a*s think? After pushing people away from Islam, now they come and ask them to convert? What kind of brains do these guys have? rusted-Pipsi-cans?

I was told that Al-Zawahri is a P.hD holder!! give me a break!! If you, Al-Zwahri, give me a 100000000000000000000.00 bucks to convert to your religion, which I certainly don’t believe is Islam, I WOULDN’T!! You need to convert to Islam before asking others to do so!!

Day-by-day, Al-zawahri and his gang draw black lines on our background; pulling our nice bushes from our back yard; throwing trash all over the front yard; making noise and more noise!

Kathleen Parker, an American Columnist, was wondering “How dare those thugs lecture Westerners about the loveliness of Islam while forcing religious conversion at gunpoint?” when Fox News Correspondents were kidnapped… Yes that’s very much true, how dare you, AlZawahri, too??!

To make the long story short.. I wanted you to see how people in the Arab/Muslim world reacts to such announcements from such crazy people..
Here is a link to a Google translation of the article from Arabic, that was posted in Al-Arabiya.net today; It might not be 100% accurate, but you can get the idea… SEE the COMMENTS!!
http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alarabiya.net%2FArticles%2F2006%2F09%2F02%2F27124.htm&langpair=ar%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8

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We need a political solution

September 2, 2006 at 2:40 pm (Arabs & Muslims, Middle East, Politics and War, Religions, Terrorism, United Sates, War on Terrorism)

This is a must-read article… It gets to the mind what most people don’t realize..
Enjoy the read!!

We need a political solution

Imran Khan

August 25, 2006 11:34 AM

http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/imran_khan/2006/08/post_316.html

According to a recent poll, four-fifths of Britons think the “war on terror” is being lost. That is not least because the battle for the hearts and minds of people in the Muslim world is being lost.

The fundamental mistake made after 9/11 was that any stirrings of a debate addressing the root causes of the terror were ruthlessly suppressed. (To explain and understand the cause is not to justify the consequence.) Rather than addressing the known political causes, the terrorist attacks were portrayed as a religious struggle: radical Islam v the west.

This was an anomaly. How could Islam, a religion as peaceful as any other, be pitted against the west? Millions of innocent people were killed in the last century, from Nagasaki to Hiroshima, from Vietnam to Iraq, by acts of governments that were secular by law yet publicly upheld Christian values. Yet Christianity was never put under focus or stress.

Al-Qaida was supposed to have conducted the 9/11 attacks because it deplores western values – its freedom, its democracy – and desires the establishment of a global empire of Islamic emirates. But as Robert Fisk makes clear in his book, The Great War for Civilisation, Osama bin Laden’s rage against the US arose from its support for Israel, the Saudi monarchy, and the garrisoning of US troops in the land of Islam’s holiest sites.

The very deliberate policy of converting political struggles into religious ones had a very specific purpose: to induce fear of an impending threat to western way of life from encroaching radical Islam so that the population of the west would fall in line behind Bush and his neocon policies.

Radical Muslims – and now “Islamic fascists” – were as deadly as communism and Nazism. Unless the American public blindly supported every Bush policy in countering terrorism, the whole of western civilisation was imperilled.

Such was the post-9/11 hysteria that few dared cast aspersions on Bush’s decision to attack Afghanistan less than four weeks later. War became the first option, rather than the last resort. Shrouded in the thick mist of propaganda, people were made to forget that not one Afghan was involved in the 9/11 attacks. Only when Iraq was invaded did people in US and the rest of the world began to realise that the war on terror was a smokescreen to further the “project for the new American century“, which neocons conceived in the mid-90s.

Other stakeholders hastened on to the bandwagon, and Muslims who were involved in genuine liberation struggles were suddenly deemed terrorists by various regimes. No longer were the Palestinians struggling against foreign occupation: Sharon was stamping out Islamic terrorism. Meanwhile, Putin was fighting al-Qaida in Chechnya; suddenly little was heard of the near-genocide that was taking place there, with 20% of the population killed and another 30% exiled. India, too, was fighting Islamic militants in Kashmir. Yet the Kashmiri struggle for freedom dates back to the mid-19th century.

Suicide bombing became associated with Islam. Apparently the lure of houris was a considerable incentive for Muslim terrorists to self-immolate. It was forgotten that before 9/11 almost 70% of suicide attacks in the world were conducted by the Hindu Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. A few weeks ago, when the Tamil Tigers honoured their suicide bombers publicly, calling them the “black tigers”, no one tried to discern answers for their desperate acts in Hinduism.

The third set of stakeholders to board the bandwagon was an assortment of autocrats, dictators, and monarchs in the Muslim world who were keen to receive US patronage for their undemocratic regimes. They swiftly metamorphosed into “moderate Muslims” – despite their ghastly human rights records – and assumed the role of bulwarks against Islamic extremism. Not long ago, these unrepresentative heads of Muslim states were fighting the communists, standing side by side with the US to protect the free world.

This mother of all spin doctoring had a vast fallout. First, in the western countries, despite Bush and Blair insisting that their war was against radical Islam, the message to the man in the street in the west was that Islam and terrorism were synonymous. In the US in particular every Muslim became a potential terrorist. It did not matter if they were moderate, conservative or liberal – everyone was lumped together.

The second, and potentially far more dangerous, fallout was that the war on terror was perceived as a war on Islam. And Muslim societies began to radicalise as anger and hatred toward the US soared. Al-Qaida and its affiliates became the chief beneficiaries of this ignorant conflation of genuine freedom struggles with terrorism. At the same time, anger against the pro-US Muslim governments was in the ascendant. Today, in elections in any Muslim country, no party aligned with the US can win. In the Pakistani elections in 2002, in the two provinces that border Afghanistan the anti-American religious parties swept the board.

The third fallout has been the total collapse of US credibility in the Muslim world. The nonexistence of WMDs was the first blow. Then came the prisoner abuse at Guantánamo bay, Bagram, Abu Ghraib and other detention centres. The eventual justification advanced for attacking Iraq was that it had been done in order to introduce democracy. Yet dictators of every hue were being propped up in the other Muslim countries.

Before George Bush visited Pakistan earlier this year, he breathtakingly said he endorsed General Musharraf’s “vision for democracy”. It is important to bear in mind that apart from Burma, Pakistan is the only country with a serving general at the helm.

But the final straw has been the US’s blind support for Israel during its attack on Lebanon – while the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, Amnesty International and almost every human rights organisation, has blamed Israel for war crimes. As Israel targeted civilians and the Lebanese infrastructure, the US was dispatching armaments to its ally via Britain.

So when the recent plot to blow up the airliners from Heathrow was uncovered, it was greeted with complete scepticism in Pakistan, especially since the intelligence had been furnished by the Musharraf government. The biggest winner from the war on terror has been Musharraf, who has aligned himself with the US as a frontline state, and been rewarded by gaining legitimacy in Washington’s eyes for his military dictatorship.

Since 9/11 he has supposedly captured hundreds of al-Qaida terrorists. Yet never has there been any independent inquiry into any of these captures or killings. In 2004, the Pakistan army killed 70 people in south Waziristan, claiming they were foreign militants with links to al-Qaida. Within weeks it emerged that those killed were all local tribesman. Each time Musharraf has visited the US, or a senior US official has visited Pakistan, security forces always capture or kill some “high-value” al-Qaida target. When George Bush visited Pakistan he was given a special gift: in the name of the war on terror, the security forces killed 140 tribesmen.

After the 7/7 attacks in London, 200 students from various madrasas were locked up, even though Pakistan had no demonstrable involvement whatsoever in those acts. Hence the cynicism regarding the Heathrow scare, which is being seen as yet another attempt by Musharraf to prove his indispensability to Bush, while Bush and Blair can at the same time frighten their people into abiding their policies.

Terrorism is an age-old phenomenon and cannot be eliminated by rampaging armies, no matter how powerful. It can only be contained by a strategy of building democratic societies and addressing the root causes of political conflicts. The democratisation part of this strategy demands a strategic partnership between the west and the people of the Islamic world, who are basically demanding dignity, self-respect and the same fundamental rights as the ordinary citizen in the west enjoys.

However, this partnership can only be forged if the US and its close western allies are prepared to accept and coexist with democratic governments in the Islamic world that may not support US policies as wholeheartedly as the dictators do in order to remain in power.

I’m afraid one day it will have to be acknowledged that the roots of this violence, like, those of all terrorism, lie in politics. And so does the solution.

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3-Days Weekend!!

August 30, 2006 at 8:12 am (Bahrain, Personal, United Sates)

Away from tension, my lovely small country is having huge economical improvements and developments.. The country, with a population of 700.000 only, recently signed the FTA (Free Trade Agreement) with the United States of America, opening the  tax-free trade door for businesses from both countries; adding to the economical status of Bahrain an advantage most countries here don’t enjoy..

Bahrain Financial Harbour- future
Bahrain Financial Harbour

Bahrain’s economy used to absolutely depend on oil and Aluminum refining; but realizing that the-little-oil is getting over soon, the government has pushed so hard the private sector, specifically the Services industry- Banking, Insurance, Investment, Tourism, etc., to open up… Many huge projects, i.e. Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain Bay, Al Areen Desert Spa, Bahrain World Trade Centre, etc., are on its way to open in a year or so; steps to put Bahrain as a star in the map, and as a hub for financial services in the Middle East.. (I have added some websites on the margin under “Bahrain Category,” Enjoy!)

I did not talk about the 3-days weekend yet!!?
Our weekend has always been Thursday and Friday, like other Arab countries; This makes businesses lose 4 business-days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) when trading internationally… However, a new legislation have been issued to change our weekend to (Friday and Saturday) reducing the international gap to 3 days only…
Such an order will start from the 1st of September, so this weekend will mark the end of the (TH-F) era… The change plan made of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week a weekend to mark the beginning of the (F-S) era; making it the first 3-days weekend in the history of Bahrain!! Woow..
I’m thinking of backing my bags for a 3-days trip to Kuwait or Dubai… loool..

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Woud Bush accept Ahmadinajad’s call for debate?

August 29, 2006 at 3:10 pm (Iran, Middle East, United Sates)

Right before I left work, tired and wanna go home, I checked out CNN when the headline took all my attention:

Iran’s leader calls for TV debate with Bush http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/08/29/iran.nuclear/index.html

I don’t really have time to comment on this.. But I think it would just be ingnored like Ahmadinajad’s long letter to George W. Bush some time ago… I really would like to see such a debate@@

I will leave you think for yourself in this one.. I never wrote about this topic for its sensitivity, but I promise to write soon…..

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Nasrallah ‘did not think’ act would spark war

August 28, 2006 at 1:13 pm (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Politics and War, Terrorism, United Sates)

Nasrallah ‘did not think’ act would spark war
Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said in a TV interview aired Sunday that he would not have ordered the capture of two Israeli soldiers if he had known it would lead to such a war.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14543465/from/ET/

A friend of mine sent me the above article asking me if I still think Hezbollah is the one who sparked the “craziness.” My answer was:

No winners in wars, yes, I agree with that.. I see why America said NO to stopping it, to the UN, EU, Asia, Americas, Arab/Islamic World, and the American People!!

I have said before that I don’t support their first-action; but whether it’s a right or a wrong decision from their part, everybody cannot deny their right of doing it!!
If padducans occupy Murray farms and keeps thousands of murrians as prisoners; Murrians have the right to fight back, whether it’s the right way or not…

Only a naive would think that what caused this craziness is the Hezbolla’s act; this act was used as a cause; but this craziness has been there for a decade! If you listen to Galloway’s answer to Skynews, you’d easily undertand this: Israel was forced out of most of Lebanon in 2000, and is still there on some parts, and resistance to it is just legitimate! Israel’s offense was a rehabilitation to their defeat in 2000; and to return the prestige to of the invincible-army…

Israel’s actions, that’s been called “self-defense” is the unjustifiable on all aspects; An occupiers “actions” cannot be considered “actions-back/defense!!” Lebanese actions are the “Actions-back/defense” nonethless, even if it seems like actions!
If you read Olmert’s strategy and announcement everyday of the war, the only term you can give is “terrorism” to their actions.. Terrorism’s Defintion? go dictionary.com, “Mass-destroying a country to change Lebanese mind on hezbollah,” is like “mass-destroying the world trade center to change Americans minds on Israel!!”  Fighting civilians, to create horror, and get to what you want is exactly what they did, and exactly what you understand and don’t wanna admit.. Not to forget the illegal cluster bombs that nobody talks about!!!..

My justifications are valid; but regardless of how hard I try, a pro-Israel doesn’t listen because his/her mind is locked with one idea, and wants it through!

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Fox news correspondents converted to Islam? The Joke

August 27, 2006 at 10:16 am (Islam, Religions, Terrorism)

Today in the news: The two kidnapped hostages, by an unknown so-called Islamic radical group, were shown in a video tape announcing “we have converted to Islam!!” Is this a joke?!
What is the political importance of such announcement? What good will this adds to the radical group or Islam? Would anyone believe this as a real, true, from-the-heart conversion?
A religion can never be imposed on people, and I myself would rather be atheist than to have a religion imposed on me.. Real Islam teaches us not to impose our beliefs on others; Allah said in the Quran:

 10:99 And if thy Lord willed, all who are in the earth would have believed  together. Wouldst thou (Muhammad) compel men until they are believers?

And He said, adding that Muslims shouldn’t impose their beliefs and religious rules and acts on others:

 109:1 Say (Muhammad): O disbelievers!
 109:2 I worship not that which ye worship;
 109:3 Nor worship ye that which I worship.
 109:4 And I shall not worship that which ye worship.
 109:5 Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
 109:6 Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion.

So who are those, who claim to be Muslims, to impose Islam on others? Are they lying on themselves by believing their joke?!!

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Religious Tolerance.. A Myth?

August 26, 2006 at 1:32 pm (Arabs & Muslims, Culture, Islam, Peace, Religions)

Is there a religion that tolerates other religions? In a discussion with a chief justice of a Religious Court of Appeals of some Arab country, and after been asked the question, surprisingly, his answer was “NO!”

According to him, there is nothing such a “Religious Tolerance.” For a religion to be “tolerant,” he claims, it should recognize members of other religions as equal in rights and status to its participants; and that’s not possible, because religions exist to acknowledge the righteous of its creed and rituals, and the superiority of its God over others’; and hence promises them of the rewards (i.e. Heavens), and warns others of punishment (i.e. hell).

Sticking to your  “religious Identity,” while being a conservative the same time, automatically leads to non-recognition of the equality of your status with others who have different identities. Thus, a diversified country with one religious law, e.g. Islamic or Jewish Law, can never deal equally with its members! i.e. Saudi Arabia

According to him, being “Too Religious” is like “drinking so much water!” Water is necessary and good, but too much of it would lead to your destruction.. Referring to the religion before doing anything, leaves religious clerks talk religious, political, medical, psychology, etc.. An Example is Politics. Many problems in the Muslim World arise because fundamentals do not recognize that Muhammad, was two in one: a “Religious Messengers,” and “Political Leader,” and that means, his decisions were in two categories: “Religious Acts,” and “Political Acts.” The latter was meant to be practiced and used at that specific time and place, and not universal like the religious ones. Diversified societies cannot depend on political acts declared 1500-3000 years ago, simply because political complexe of the current world is different. The same applies for all Religions. More problematic, we find religious people exchange attacks to prove the other wrong using such “non-religious acts.”

The western world wasn’t able to solve its problems without separating the religion from the state.. Yet still, we see such biasness everywhere in this world, because there is always the part of religious people that tells them, “you are superior.” Finally, I would say, “Intolerance” will not always exist unless we deal with each other using our “HUMAN IDENTITIES.”

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Simple Questions for Americans… Do you help increasing or reducing terrorism?

August 22, 2006 at 9:33 am (Arabs & Muslims, Islam, Media, Middle East, Palestine, Peace, Politics and War, Terrorism, United Sates, War on Terrorism)

I have been hearing a lot of this idea: “Moderate Muslims [We] are the only one who can stop their [our] Extremists counterparts!”
To some extent I agree with this; in the since of us moving against them and teaching people the right way, solving our curriculums… But to a great extent, “We cannot do much if you don’t help!!” By this, I mean, the solution is mainly within your hands.. Instead of fighting the results, you need to fight the causes, and this is not being fairly broadcasted enough.

However, the way many Americans and the American Media puts it, “The Western World makes no mistakes, and all problems are cause by the Islamic World,” and I think this does not help us and you solve our problems.

To be in the same page:
I have simple questions; for which, I received no answers, although I asked several Americans, several times:

1. What do you think about the movie I posted:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7828123714384920696
A. Do you not think this is a BIGGY!!??
B. Do you think American Media show what’s going on in the Middle-East??
C. Isn’t America so much biased to Israel?
D. Does this help create or reduce terrorism? Don’t you think this would help terrorists recruit more?

2. What do you think about this article: US Security and Islam
https://monline.wordpress.com/must-read/us-security/
A. Don’t you think US Policy plays a big part in creating more terrorism?? Don’t you think this would help terrorists recruit more?

3. Do you not condemn the killing of thousands of civilians by Israeli
forces, with cold blood? Is this not as cruel as suicide booming??
A. Don’t you think “supplying Israel with weapons 24/7,” while claiming to be a neutral party, help increase the hatred against you? Don’t you think this would help terrorists recruit more?

4. Why does the US veto EVERY/ANY condemnation to Israel??
A. Are they God’s Chosen Children??
B. Are they Sinless and Mistake-less?
C. Does “Religious Beliefs” i.e. the “promised Land and return of the Lord,” which might add some biasness in a way or another, play an important part in shaping the US Policy?
D. Why is the “Peace Process” Endless?
E. Don’t you think this is a MAJOR factor of “Creating” more terrorism? Don’t you think this would help terrorists recruit more?

5. Why does the United State support Arab Utilitarian Oppressive Governments, that are not better than Saddam’s Govt, and consider them an Ally?
A. How ethical is this?
B. Don’t you think this would help terrorists recruit more, using “America plays a big part of your oppression”?
C. How does this help in the War on Terrorism?

All these questions, if looked at, and studied very well, would help a lot in eliminating the Terrorism “Mentality,” not just terrorists…
I am happy to see my readership is increasing 50% everyday, and I wish with that increase comments increase too..

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