Thursday, March 18, 2010

Why every Muslim must become the Islamic resistance

Anisa Abd el Fattah

With the people of the world continuing to ignore the plight of the Palestinian people, who are continuously suffering due to the results of an illegal and brutal military occupation, and as the international institutions and Arab, and Western governments continue to ignore Israel’s violence and repeated violations of international law, it is becoming increasingly clear to Muslims and Arabs throughout the world, that we must become the Islamic resistance that we dream of.

The truth is all too apparent, that the Arab governments and the international institutions are not going to address the very serious problem of Israeli aggression and violations of international laws in respect to Palestine. They are also never going to help Muslim and Arab people in our struggle for human rights and freedoms in our own countries. The truth is that as far as the world is concerned, Muslims and Arabs have no rights, and our lives, as far as they are concerned, have little or no value.

Israel has launched an intense crackdown on the Palestinian people. PA aggression against the Palestinian resistance, under the guidance of traitors and collaborators such as former PA President Mahmoud Abbas, is no longer a secret. Abbas, who is filled with selfishness and envy and his European trained Palestinian anti-resistance force, have crippled the Palestinian resistance in the West Bank, leaving the people defenseless against the almost daily violence of Zionist Jewish settlers. This campaign against the resistance has been helped in Gaza by Egypt's Hosni Mubarak who worked diligently to cripple the resistance in Gaza by blowing up tunnels, and preventing the people from having food and other materials essential for normal lives, including electricity that has been shut off in many areas. Never forget that it was Hosni Mubarak who trapped the people of Gaza and prevented them from escaping three weeks of massacre carried out by Israel, that left 1,500 Palestinians dead, 500 of whom were women and children. Now Jordan is also rounding up pro-Palestinian activists and making it a crime to protest or even to write in support of the Palestinian people. Will we wait until everyone is behind bars, or dead before we act?

When we speak of these illegitimate governments, we are not talking about decent human beings who are interested in peace as they claim. They are liars and they are the only ones who are making war, and they are making war against unarmed, and starving, defenseless people because they are not Jews. These animals are liars and hypocrites and mass murderers who feel that they have crushed the Islamic resistance by killing and imprisoning members of Islamic and Muslim groups and organizations in Palestine. We are talking about ruthless and godless animalistic men and women who can do anything cruel and horrible to achieve their goals.

For Israel, the goal is to dominate the Muslim world and to reign as master over its people and resources. For the wicked and corrupt Arab dogs that facilitate Israel, their goals are merely to stay in power and to be protected by the US and Israel from being exposed, and held accountable for the crimes against humanity and human rights violations they perpetrate against their own people. They don't want the world to know that they torture, rape and sodomize prisoners, and disappear people to prevent criticism and to shut down opposition. They are also afraid that one day they will be held accountable for the billions in US foreign aid they have squandered. They live like kings while the Muslim and Arab people in their countries are mostly illiterate and live in gross poverty, and are denied even basic rights in many places.

The time has come for Muslims to stop looking at the Muslim world through the eyes of the colonialists who carved up the Muslim territories and who imposed their authority through the appointment of hand picked secular and atheist puppet governments and monarchies that are illegitimate and unjust rulers of what used to be the Muslim empire.

It is time for us to remember, that in our world, there are no Palestinians, or Jordanians, or Iraqis, or Egyptians, or Muslim Americans, or Lebanese, Iranians, etc., etc, etc., and that we are all Muslim. We must remember that along with God, we are all that we have. And as we remember this, we must unite in heart and soul, and we must become the Islamic resistance that we dream of. The time has come to end Muslim suffering and to demand freedom and justice for our people. This is why we, meaning every Muslim, must become the Islamic resistance. We must work tirelessly to free our people and our lands from all illegitimate governments, oppressors, tyrants and occupiers. We must do so according to Islamic laws, and in ways that are just, and without hatred. We must do so, with complete trust in God.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

National Association of Muslim American Women endorses call for intifada in defense of the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Today, March 16, 2010, the National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW) adds our voices to the growing chorus of voices calling for Palestinian intifada in response to Israel’s continued acts of aggression in violation of the Geneva Conventions, against the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Due to the silence and negligence of the United States, the EU and those who have the responsibility to ensure enforcement of the Geneva Conventions, Israel has been allowed to repeatedly attempt to prevent Muslims from having unfettered access to the mosque, and Israel has also undermined the structural integrity of the Al Aqsa mosque, and allowed its desecration by militant Jewish Zionist settler groups.

As we have said numerous times before, when the international institutions and community of nations fail in their responsibility to the peoples of the world, the people must and will take the initiative to act in protection of their own lives, rights and property and to attain freedom.

Reports today from Jerusalem by Al Jazeera news agency, says that more than 3000 Israeli soldiers surrounded the mosque compound beginning on Monday and that after worshippers had completed the Morning Prayer on Tuesday, they were attacked by the Israeli soldiers and beaten with batons, and tear gassed. Deputy head of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 Occupied Lands, Kamal Al-Khatib said that there are many Palestinian casualties.

It is in light of these developments and due to our conviction that Israel is a lawless and out of control aggressor that will never end its violence and aggression against the Palestinian people, that we endorse the call for intifada, including the call by the Organization Islamic Conference (OIC)and call for Muslims throughout the world to join our brothers and sisters in Palestine in their struggle for freedom, and in defense of the Al Aqsa Mosque in every permissible and legal way that is possible.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

NAMAW endorses Ghaddfi speech calling for boycott of Switzerland and invigoration of Muslim spirit of jihad

With the Name of God, who is Most Gracious and Most Merciful

When former US President George W. Bush first referred to the US war on terrorism as a crusade, many international pundits and diplomats were appalled. None could believe that the former president had characterized the US effort to apprehend and to punish those who were responsible for the September 11th 2001 attacks on the United States, in that way.

The international Muslim leadership and organizations were also shocked, and appalled by his choice of a word depicting what was being presented as a war against the use of political violence, as a crusade, or a Christian religious war against Islam.

It was not until years later, after the illegal invasion and destruction of Iraq, a Muslim country that had no relationship to 9/11, and subsequent invasions of other Muslim countries not involved, nor suspected of involvement in 9/11, that Muslims and others began to realize that the former President’s characterization of the so called war on terrorism was indeed accurate.

Credible and substantiated reports that Qur’ans were being flushed down toilets and destroyed and that mosque were being targeted and blown up, were the first clues that the war on terrorism was not really a war against political violence. Also, reports that Muslims were being subjected to mass round ups, kidnappings, secret detainments, massacres and torture were also clues that the war on terrorism is much more than merely an attempt to identify and to apprehend suspected terrorists. The US military was distributing Bibles and Bible tracts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a wave of Christian missionaries either followed, or accompanied the US military into Iraq and other Muslim countries where they carried out efforts to convert Muslims to Christianity in exchange for food, medical assistance, housing, etc. This, after most Muslim charities had been either shut down or operations limited due to false claims that their charitable works and contributions were being used to fund terrorism.

To date this crusade has engulfed more than 5 predominately Muslim countries in violence and destruction, resulting from attacks by either US military forces, or their proxies. More than 1,366,000 people, all innocent civilians, have been murdered in Iraq, while previously, more than 500,000 innocent Iraqi children had been literally starved to death as the US and the UN imposed a devastating economic sanctions regime on Iraq in a failed attempt at regime change.

It is not sufficient for us to mention these things without also mentioning that prior to the 9/11 attacks, the United States and the world were already being prepared for this type of an assault on Islam, and Muslims. Pro-Israeli polemicists and propagandists had begun, years prior to the 2001 attacks on the US, a campaign that was clearly aimed at demonizing Islam and Muslims and perpetuating the false idea that all Muslims are either terrorists or potential terrorists. People such as Steven Emerson, Daniel Pipes, Rita Katz, Judith Miller and other Zionists, played a primary role in creating an environment of suspicion and fear of Muslims, suggesting in their writings and lectures that Muslims hate the West due to the teachings of Islam and the Qur’an, and could not be trusted, and that we should be denied Constitutional rights and subjected to unique and novel types of persecutions.

Whereas it was not so clear in the past that this campaign was perhaps intended to foment fear and hatred of Muslims, and aimed at dehumanizing Muslims in preparation for what subsequently did become an all out war against Islam and Muslims, it is clear now that this was indeed the purpose and intent of their campaign. While these people worked to poison public opinion in the US and Europe in respect to Islam and Muslims, their operatives inside the US government and military did the most harm, plotting and unleashing after 9/11, a crusade that has not only devastated the Muslim and Arab world, but that also caused the US to abandon our own laws, traditions and values, which caused us to lose credibility and prestige in the eyes of most of the world.

On March 2, 2010, in commemoration of the birthday of our beloved prophet Muhammad (sa), the President of Libya and Commander of the World Islamic People’s Leadership, Muamar Ghaddafi, gave an historic speech, wherein he spoke the truth concerning these issues, and the obligation for Muslims throughout the world to unite in opposition to this crusade, and to condemn all unjust and illegal violence such as terrorism and also the renegade organizations that have sought to undermine Islam and Muslims through an attempted usurpation of Islamic authority, and distortion of Islam. President Ghaddafi specifically mentions Al Qaeda, and says that it is up to the international Muslim ummat to teach the world the difference between the honorable jihad of Muslims, and the illegal and criminal violence of organizations such as Al Qaeda. He said, “We should be clear that terrorism, which is a hallmark of Al Qaeda, led by Ayman al Zawahiri and his gang of criminal murderers, is not jihad. Unfortunately we have young people who have been deceived and who believe that this type of crime is jihad. We must make it clear to them that the unjust killing of Muslims is not jihad and violation of the Islamic laws is not jihad.”
He appealed to the Muslim youth saying, “To kill innocent women and children and to kill Muslims because of sectarianism is kufr (unbelief), and this is not jihad.”

President Ghaddafi went on to say, “Kidnapping, beheading, drug trafficking, banditry and robbery, smuggling of illegal goods, intimidation of the Muslim people who feel unsafe even in their own countries…this is terrorism, let us be clear. The Muslim people must be against such crimes, and turn against the gangs like Al Qaeda, who mock Islam with their illegal actions.”

In another part of this same speech, President Ghaddafi also condemned the crusade against Islam and Muslims and called the Muslim ummat to defend itself against this crusade by embracing and reinvigorating the Islamic obligation, and spirit of jihad, which is the righteous struggle against all evil, oppression and injustice. He specifically called for a Muslim boycott of Switzerland, based upon the fact that Switzerland has repeatedly allowed the ugly cartooning and defaming caricatures of the prophet Muhammad (sa), along with defamation of Islam. Switzerland also banned Muslims from building mosques with minarets. He explained this as a jihad to deny Switzerland money, and not to act violently, which is what Al Qaeda desires.

It is our opinion that President Ghaddafi sincerely wants to teach our youth and the world, that the desire for justice is the right of every human being, and to act to attain that justice is also a right and it is a right enjoyed by the Muslim and not only the non-Muslim. The Islamic obligation for jihad, is not merely a call to an armed confrontation, it is a call to act and struggle for justice in every reasonable way that we can.

In keeping with this theme, President Ghaddafi made it clear that the struggle of the Palestinian people to be free from the illegal Israeli occupation of their land, and to end the illegal economic embargo and other crimes against humanity and war crimes that are daily perpetrated against them, is the righteous jihad of Islam. He said, “There is a big difference, like the difference between heaven and earth, between terrorism and the jihad of the Palestinian people.”

President Ghaddafi also called upon Muslims throughout the world to end their attempts to separate themselves from the larger countries in which they live, and to instead adopt a cooperative approach, working with the governments to improve understanding of Islam, while demonstrating that Muslims are honorable people who live by the Qur’an. He suggested that Muslims struggle to become leaders in their countries and communities, and to struggle to change things from within, rather than to separate and form small and powerless countries that will be dependent upon the larger more powerful countries for security and other essentials.

It is our opinion that President Ghaddafi’s speech represents a first step towards reclaiming Muslim dignity and reasserting the Muslim right to justice and our Islamic duty to embark upon the jihad as a means of self defense and also as a method by which to attain justice and security for the Muslim lands and people. We agree with President Ghaddafi’s statement that an attempt has been made to equate jihad with terrorism, and that this was done with the intent to prevent Muslims from acting in our own defense and to force our surrender to the crusade, and our abandonment of Islam.

In consideration of the points mentioned, it is with great pleasure that the National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW) announces our endorsement of President Ghaddafi’s speech and we join our voice with his voice, calling the Muslim ummat to unity, an end to sectarianism, and re-invigoration of the true spirit of jihad. We join President Ghaddafi in the call for opposition to Al Qaeda and other violent gangs. We endorse his call to boycott Switzerland, and international support for the righteous struggle and resistance of the Palestinian people in their quest for freedom, and the right to return to their homeland. We also support and endorse his recommendation to forge alliances with the honest people within our governments, in an effort to alleviate the present oppression and persecution being suffered by Muslims throughout the world at the hands of certain special interests within these governments. We also support his call for greater Muslim integration, and activism on the community level, and more Muslim leadership in politics.

We believe that the recommendations and explanations provided by President Ghaddafi in his speech represent a refreshing change by a Muslim leader of his stature, who rather than to repeatedly chastise Muslims for crimes we have not committed, recognizes the Muslim rights, and call for a re-invigoration of the spirit of jihad, and true Islam. We pray that God will continue to guide and to protect him, and appeal to Muslims everywhere to reflect upon, and to adhere to his wise advice, and counsel.

(signed) Anisa Abd el Fattah, Chairwoman
National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

There is no peace in Palestine

Word is that Washington and the other Western and European powers are happy that former PA president Mahmoud Abbas will be involved in what they are calling indirect talks with Israel. What a sham. Mahmoud Abbas is no longer president of the PA and is barely holding onto power in Fatah, where he was threatened with ouster just months ago. Abbas is a Palestinian leader who has the unique distinction of being drenched in the blood of his own people, on whose behalf he will pretend to negotiate. In fact, one might suspect that his being drenched in Palestinian blood makes him the perfect peace partner for Benjamin Netanyahu, who we all know is also drenched in Palestinian blood. That blood includes the fresh blood of Hamas co-founder Mahmoud Mabhouh, who was assassinated in January by an Israeli hit team in Dubai. This has obviously upset Abbas so much, that his participation in indirect talks will supposedly begin this week, rather than after Dubai’s police chief issues the arrest warrant he has pledged to issue for Netanyahu’s arrest in relationship to the Dubai murder.

The fact that the two peace partners are not men who care the least bit about Palestine and who could care even less about the Palestinian people is not the biggest problem with the so called indirect negotiations. The biggest problem is that they are again claiming to be negotiating peace, when everyone knows there is no peace to negotiate in Palestine. Israel, knowing that Abbas was chomping at the negotiations bit, even though he pretended to hold out for an Israeli halt to illegal settlement building which everyone knew was not going to happen, has been very busy preparing for the talks by grabbing up more Palestinian land, even laying claim to Christian and Muslim holy sites under the false claim that the sites are part of the Jewish heritage of Israel. Netanyahu knows what Abbas ignores, and that is that whatever he takes prior to negotiations is non negotiable, and Israel’s European and US patrons will never force or pressure Israel to give up anything of the land that it claims as its Biblical right, even if that land is under the religious sites of other faiths, whose existence dates back centuries ago.

With Netanyahu doing everything in his power to confiscate as much land as he can prior to the so called indirect talks, Abbas’s role is already limited. What will he negotiate? It’s obvious that these talks are not about Palestinian land, or even a state, all things that Israel has either already taken or already refused. So what is the point of these indirect negotiations? The purpose of these indirect talks is to decide how to complete the continued ethnic and religious cleansing of the West Bank and Jerusalem through a negotiated agreement with Mahmoud Abbas, and his Fatah movement whose membership now includes two Zionist Israeli Jews who have inroads into the Israel government.

Netanyahu has said that he wants Jordan to be involved in all subsequent talks which means that he is ready to introduce John Hagee’s and the other Christian Zionist’s proposed solution to the crisis in Palestine, which is to further ignore the Geneva Conventions and to transfer the Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem to Jordan. Funny don’t you think how Jordan keeps popping up in these final solutions proposed by Israel for their land grabbing schemes? First Palestine, then Iraq, and now back to Palestine. Makes one wonder why Israel thinks Jordan is willing or even interested in becoming an Israeli proxy authority over Palestinians and Iraqis displaced by Israel’s maneuvers to reconstruct what it deems Greater Israel.

It’s also important to note that the Palestinian people themselves are not interested in either direct or indirect talks with Israel. Most, if not all of the other Palestinian factions, who represent two or three times the number of Palestinians represented by Fatah, and who feel that they are not represented adequately by the PLO, are opposed to any negotiations with Israel. The people who make up and support these factions remember that every round of negotiations with Israel ends with a massacre as punishment for refusing Israel’s demands. They already know that regardless of the lies Abbas will tell, or what promises he makes, knowing that he cannot deliver anything, the Palestinian people must prepare to fight, and to survive more crippling and devastating pressure, resulting from the schemes Israel and the traitorous Arab governments will employ to deny Palestinians statehood, the right of return, and anything of meaning, and only transfer.

This also explains why Israel is desperate for the US to impose crippling sanctions on Iran, going so far as to request that the US attempt to blockade Iran to prevent Iran from being able to move its ships outside the Persian Gulf, should Iran decide to come to the rescue of the Palestinians. Israel realizes that the only thing that can foil its wicked plan is the Islamic movement and it is working desperately to do what it can to prevent any of the countries or groups that have taken an Islamic position on the crisis in Palestine from coming to Palestine’s assistance. With the approval of the Arab League for Israel’s final solution, communicated slyly as its “approval” of indirect talks between Abbas and Israel, Israel feels that its future as a Jewish only state that has captured all of historic Palestine is finally within sight. If it can either neutralize or defeat Syria, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Hamas and the other resistance groups in Palestine, its dream of complete capture and control of historic Palestine, and normalized relations with its traitorous Arab neighbors will have come true. If this scenario plays out as Israel hopes, all of the murder, torture, lies and violations of the law will have paid off and perhaps forgiven or ignored by a world that is weary of this problem and perhaps willing to take whatever solution it can get, even at the expense of Palestinian life, rights, hopes and homeland.

There is no peace in Palestine and none will be found until Abbas resigns, the PA is dissolved and the people of Palestine allowed to elect their own representatives and to present to the world, their own demands for freedom for Israel’s brutal and illegal occupation. No amount of fake negotiations will lead to peace, in fact everything that is now being put in place by the US, EU, Israel and the traitor Arab states will be a cause for war. It will be war because Israel and the traitor Arab states will never again be left to torture and torment the Palestinian people as the world looks on and does nothing. Neither will they be allowed to transfer the Palestinians to Jordan. Israel and its lackeys east and west, have miscalculated the strength of those who are determined that Israel will not succeed, and that the blood, hopes, lives, homes and the rights of the Palestinian people, will not be a casualty of Israel’s sick and demented fantasy of greater Israel and a Jewish only state, nor a casualty of the religious fanaticism of the Christian wrong who are attempting to force the world into Armageddon, or their cowardly sycophants in the governments of the EU and the US.