Friday, October 24, 2008

Views on the news - 23/10/08

Powell’s comments sway Muslims
Stressing that Obama was a lifelong Christian, Powell denounced Republican tactics that he said were insulting not only to Obama but also to Muslims. “The really right answer is what if he is?” Powell said, praising the contributions of millions of Muslim citizens to American society. He further added:” We can’t allow ourselves to become a society where “Muslim” or “Arab” is a dirty word.” Whilst his comments have infuriated those on the right of American politics, many Muslims have been swayed to vote for Obama. Muslims in America must realize that whether the president is republican or democrat, black or white America’s foreign policy towards fighting Islam is not going to change. The messenger (s.a.w) said, “The Muslim should be sharp so that he is not stung from the same hole twice.”

Germany’ spy chief reveals that Islamists think the West can be beaten
Ernst Uhrlau, the head of the BND, the German equivalent of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), told Reuters it was too early to judge whether recent financial woes would help militants recruit new adherents, but suggested it had become a topic of debate in Islamist forums. He said, “We're hearing some first voices on this. Some see the fact that the United States has been so shattered by the financial crisis, and that its dominant role in the world is shaken, as confirmation the West can be beaten.” Communism is dead and capitalism is on life-support. In fact, if it was not for the rulers of the Muslim world, capitalism would have died long ago.

Another video game vilifying Islam
The release of a video game has been delayed amid fears that lyrics in a song for the background music could offend Muslims. Sony's LittleBigPlanet (LBP) was held back after it was discovered that one of the background music tracks to the game included expressions from the Qur'an. Sony is recalling all copies of LBP that had been sent to retailers and is manufacturing new discs of the PlayStation 3 blockbuster, removing the music track by the Mali-born singer Toumani Diabate. The game allows players to design their own level in detail and share it with friends over the internet. A post on the official PlayStation forum from a gaming enthusiast identifying himself as Yasser explained that the offending musical track was in the first level of the third world in the game. The level is known as Swinging Safari. The track featured Arabic words from the Qur'an translated as "Every soul shall have the taste of death" and "All that is on earth will perish". He went on to say that "we Muslims consider the mixing of music and words from our Holy Qur'an deeply offending" and said it was not the first time games had contained material offensive to Muslims. The unprecedented level of attack against Islam by the West is a direct result of inaction by the rulers of the Muslim world. Their inability to cut oil supplies, withdraw money from Western banks and cease support of America’s war against ‘terrorism’ has emboldened the kuffar and resulted in a barrage of insults. The only way to minimize the insults is to re-establish of the Khilafah.

Humiliated, Zardari takes his begging bowl to IMF
After having travelled to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, London and China in a desperate bid to raise money to counter Pakistan’s dwindling foreign reserves, the humiliated Zardari returned home empty handed. To add insult to injury, Pakistan’s supposedly arch alley America also refused to help. On 20/10/2008, US Assistant Secretary of State, Richard Boucher said, “It is not going to be a cash advance for Pakistan.” Pakistan is now forced to turn towards the IMF, and secure a loan that is accompanied by humiliating conditions. This is America’s reward for Pakistan’s leadership for spilling Muslim blood in the Tribal Areas and Swat. Despite this, the defeated leadership of Pakistan still continues aid and abet America’s war against Islam— a war where America’s faithful European allies are on the verge of deserting her.

Imam of India’s Jama Masjid should embark on a regional campaign to safeguard the rights of Muslims
Earlier this week, Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid in India, sought an appointment with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the current state of affairs of Muslims in India, especially the targeting of Muslims in the name of countering terrorism.“Muslims are severely offended at the indiscriminate arrests of the Muslim youths in the name of investigating bomb blasts and terrorist activities in different parts of the country, particularly in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Azamgarh and Delhi,” Bukhari said in his letter to the prime minister. “We will wait for some time and if our demands will not be accepted then we will launch door to door campaign against the government. We are planning a massive rally in the last week of January 2009,” Bukhari said. It is pointless to engage with the Hindu leadership over the plight of Muslims of India. Rather, the Imam of Jama Masjid should urge Muslims of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to take it upon themselves to re-establish the Khilafah, where their rights will be protected. How is it that the Sub-continent’s 450,000 Muslims cannot overcome 900,000 Hindus. In the past, a minority of Muslims ruled over a Hindu majority through the justice of Islam for a thousand years

23rd Oct 2008

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