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The Maps Tell The Story : Who Want to Wipe Out From The Map!

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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The Maps Tell The Story

Emotions hit another round of intensity with the uproar from the recently published map of Palestine from the State Information Service. The popular clamor asks, is this the ultimate goal of the PLO – remove Israel from the map of the middle east altogether?

Few can offer even the faintest glimmer of the chances for a peaceful resolution to the full scale warfare that has erupted in this ancient land. But how many people know the history of the last fifty plus years and the background that has brought the world to the brink of the ultimate holocaust? Millions of words have been written about who is at blame and the reasons for this eternal hatred. But a few pictures may explain better than appeals to reason.

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United Nations Partition Plan – 1947 MAP

Starting with the United Nations Partition Plan, 1947, the original borders for the state of Israel are quite limited. This index illustrates the significant border changes after the 1949 War of Independence, after the six day war of 1967, than after the 1982 return of Sinai and the invasion of Lebanon, and finally after Palestinian autonomy and Lebanon withdrawal in 2000.
But the most notable map is the one that identifies the Israeli settlements on the West Bank. A careful analysis of the locations and the areas that are an effective no man’s land, demonstrates the consequences of the expanded settlements. It is hard to believe that Israel will ever agree to remove their own population from these areas.

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West Bank 2002 Settlement MAP

Any rational person would likely conclude that a land for peace agreement would need to establish sovereignty for a Palestinian State. Under Ariel Sharon, the prospects for serious negotiations that will accept a geographic realignment are bleak. Yasser Arafat’s authority has been emasculated and his own survival is in serious doubt. Under these dire and hostile circumstances, America needs to take a sober approach and reexamine our own national interests in this endless conflict. Balance towards the middle east has never been the central tenant of U.S. foreign policy. It just might be time to start regarding the strife as unsolvable and change direction for the benefit of America.The Bush administration has recognized that Sharon is out to inflict a maximum military response that will surely risk total open warfare. Colin Powell said about Sharon’s actions: ” he has to take a hard look at his policies to see whether they will work.”, hardly the clearest indication that U.S. support will be withheld from Israel. The prospect of a removal of that patronage is as likely as Sharon removing the Jewish settlements on the West Bank.Efforts to foster an America obligation to side with Israel and defend the expansionist objectives of a greater Jewish state is insanity for our country. Can there be any doubt that the latest escalation in targeting Iraq as the next focal point in the ‘so called’ war on terror has more to do with providing cover for Sharon to unleash his forces, then eradicating imminent threats against America?With the recent leaking of the Pentagon Nuclear Posture Review with its strategy to use first strike nuclear weapons, Pat Buchanan asks a question that demands a thoughtful response.

“Why would we use nuclear weapons on Iraq in retaliation for an attack on Israel, when Israel has its own nuclear weapons? Under what conceivable circumstances would we use atomic weapons on Syria? Does the United States claim a right of first use of atomic weapons against any “rogue state” that develops a weapon of mass destruction?”

Again the maps tell the tale . . . The encouragement of West Bank settlements have been policy of several Israeli administrations. Until the map changes, the blood will continue to spill. President Bush has not been an honest broker. Our national interest is imperiled when we subordinate our policies to the goals of foreign countries. This folly has been common for decades. Britain has played America for the fool while China treats us as her stooge. So why allow the U.S. to be Israel’s bitch?

Look at the maps, again . . . Then ask Bush if the destruction of an America city is the price that will need to be paid, in the defensive of any expanding empire? Isn’t it time to reverse the hostile attitudes of over a billion Muslims toward the U.S.? Surely you don’t want to change all those maps to redesign even more borders, policed by American troops? The solution is clear from our interests as a nation – remove the protective shield over the land of Abraham. It is a fight that has no benefit for us. Only pain and tears will come to our own land.

America wake up!

source : http://batr.org/wrack_/031202.html

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Why are Palestineans and the Rest of the World, reacting against Israel?

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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=== News Update ===

Why are Palestineans and the Rest of the World, reacting against Israel?

This where my American tax dollars are going, do you know where your tax dollars are at? TAKE THE TIME TO FIND THE TRUTH. So many lives depend on it. I, like so many Americans, am Caucasian, non-Arab, and religious. I can no longer sit back with good conscience and do nothing while my government is supporting the types of terrorist actions that we have condemned Muslim Fundamentalist for. Call your Congressman and Senator, send an email to the White House and demand that our government negotiate FAIRLY with both sides and bring a fair and just solution to Palestine and Israel .

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These IDF soldiers have faces… I can clearly see them…Cant you? Why are they not being prosecuted? Because it is systematic process that is driven by the government designed to force the people of Palestine into exile so Israel can claim all the land and resources.
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Israeli soldiers passing out candy to the kids
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Making sure they get to school.
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Helping Ladies across the street..
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Providing childcare. Allowing them a place to rest (permanently)
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Construction projects (demolition)
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Respecting American and British pacifist resisters (such as American Rachel Corrie)
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Live Burial Torture (violation)
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And as a last resort, Execution (violation)
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Worldwide anger over Gaza plight

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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=== News Update ===

Worldwide anger over Gaza plight

Amr Moussa described Israel’s actions in
the Gaza Strip as a ‘war crime’ [EPA]
 
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In a statement, the Arab League described the Gaza Strip as “a disaster area” and appealed to the international community to provide the Palestinian people with necessary assistance.Amr Moussa, the Arab League secretary-general, told Al Jazeera that what was happening in Gaza was a “war crime”.
 
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He also urged the international quartet – made up of the United Nations, European Union, Russia and the United States – to put pressure on Israel.

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Jacky Rowland reports on the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip

“This is not terrorism as Israel is claiming,” Moussa said.


“The real problem is the Israeli military occupation. And, Israel as an occupying nation has a responsibility to protect the rights of the people of the occupied land.”

The 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference supported the calls for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

‘Collective punishment’

The criticism of Benita Ferrero Waldner, EU external relations commissioner, was also strong as she accused Israel of carrying out “collective punishment” of Gaza’s 1.5 million people.

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The EU commissioner warned that neither the closure of Gaza’s border nor the deadly air raids and incursions of the past week would bring Israel security from rockets fired by Palestinian armed groups.

“Only a credible political agreement this year … can turn Palestinians away from violence,” she said.

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, phoned Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, on Monday to stress “the need to stop the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people”.

He also warned “of the deteriorating humanitarian situation resulting from the blockade imposed on the [Gaza] Strip by Israel.”


The Hamas movement, which took full control of Gaza last June, has called on other nations to put pressure on Egypt to open its Rafah crossing with the territory to let in desperately needed supplies.

“We have one demand and that is the opening of the Rafah crossing and the breaking of the siege,” Ismail Haniya, Hamas leader, said.

Peace talks ‘a mockery’

Syria said Israel’s actions made a mockery of the relaunched peace talks with the Palestinian government led by Mahmoud Abbas, the president.

“Talk of a peace process between Israel and the Palestinians flies in the face of the green light being given to the attacks and blockade,” a foreign ministry statement said.

Protesters took to the streets
in many cities [AFP]

Neighbouring Lebanon called on Western powers to end their silence over Israel’s military action against Gaza which has killed at least 37 people in the past week.

“Israel is profiting from the international silence … to unleash its rage against the inhabitants of Gaza,” Fuad Siniora, the Lebanese prime minister, said.

People gathered across the occupied Palestinian territories as well as in Amman, the Jordanian capital, and Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, to protest against the blockade.”Oh Arabs, where is your compassion? They are slaughtering our people in Gaza,” chanted hundreds of demonstrators in the Ein al-Helweh camp.

In Amman, about 2,500 people marched from the headquarters of Jordan’s main opposition party, the Islamic Action Front (IAF), to the parliament building in the city centre.”Bush [US president], Olmert, you are despicable. Our blood is not cheap,” chanted the protesters.

Thousands of university students also protested in Algiers, Algeria’s capital.

source: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3404C3F3-AA80-4A40-ABA9-29DA50E801B2.htm

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Never against! European collusion in Israel’s slow genocide

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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=== News Update ===

Never against! European collusion in Israel’s slow genocide

Omar Barghouti, The Electronic Intifada, 21 January 2008

The lives of premature babies being cared for at Gaza’s hospitals are threatened if incubators can’t be powered. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

The European Union, Israel’s largest trade partner in the world, is watching by as Israel tightens its barbaric siege on Gaza, collectively punishing 1.5 million Palestinian civilians, condemning them to devastation, and visiting imminent death upon hundreds of kidney dialysis and heart patients, prematurely born babies, and all others dependent on electric power for their very survival.

By freezing fuel and electric power supplies to Gaza, Israel, the occupying power, is essentially guaranteeing that “clean” water — only by name, as Gaza’s water is perhaps the most polluted in the whole region, after decades of Israeli theft and abuse — will not be pumped out and properly distributed to homes and institutions; hospitals will not be able to function adequately, leading to the eventual death of many, particularly the most vulnerable; whatever factories that are still working despite the siege will now be forced to close, pushing the already extremely high unemployment rate even higher; sewage treatment will come to a halt, further polluting Gaza’s precious little water supply; academic institutions and schools will not be able to provide their usual services; and the lives of all civilians will be severely disrupted, if not irreversibly damaged. And Europe is apathetically watching.

Princeton academic Richard Falk considered Israel’s siege a “prelude to genocide,” even before this latest crime of altogether cutting off energy supplies. Now, Israel’s crimes in Gaza can accurately be categorized as acts of genocide, albeit slow. According to Article II of the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the term is defined as:

“[A]ny of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; …”

Clearly, Israel’s hermetic siege of Gaza, designed to kill, cause serious bodily and mental harm, and deliberately inflict conditions of life calculated to bring about partial and gradual physical destruction, qualifies as an act of genocide, if not all-out genocide yet. And the EU is suspiciously silent.

But why accuse Europe, in particular, of collusion in this crime when almost the entire international community is not lifting a finger, and the UN’s obsequious Secretary-General, who surpassed all his predecessors in obedience to the US government, is pathetically paying only lip service? In addition, what of the US government itself, Israel’s most generous sponsor that is directly implicated in the current siege, especially after President George W. Bush, on his recent visit, gave a hardly subtle green light to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to ravage Gaza? Why not blame the Palestinians’ quiet Arab brethren, particularly Egypt — the only country that can immediately break the siege by reopening the Rafah crossing and supplying through it the necessary fuel, electric power and emergency supplies? And finally, why not blame the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, whose subservient and visionless leader openly boasted in a press conference its “complete agreement” with Bush on all matters of substance?

After Israel, the US is, without a doubt, the guiltiest party in the current crime. Under the influence of a fundamentalist, militaristic, neo-conservative ideology that has taken over its helms of power and an omnipotent Zionist lobby that is unparalleled in its sway, the US is in a category by itself. It goes without saying that the PA, the UN, as well as Arab and international governments maintaining business as usual with Israel should all be held accountable for acquiescing, whether directly or indirectly, to Israel’s crimes against humanity in Gaza. It is also true that each one of the above bears the legal and moral responsibility to intervene and apply whatever necessary pressure to stop the crime before thousands perish. But the EU commands a unique position in all this. It is not only silent and apathetic; in most European countries Israel and Israeli institutions are currently welcomed and sought after with unprecedented warmth, generosity and deference in all fields — economic, cultural, academic, athletic, etc. For instance, Israel was invited as the guest of honor to a major book fair in Turin, Italy. Israeli government-funded films are featuring in film festivals all over the continent. Israeli products, from avocados and oranges to hi-tech security systems, are flooding European markets like never before. Israeli academic institutions are enjoying a special, very lucrative, association agreement with the relevant organs in the EU. Israeli dance groups, singing bands and orchestras are invited to European tours and festivals as if Israel were not only a normal, but in effect a most favored, member of the so-called “civilized” world. Official Europe’s once lackluster embrace of Israel has turned into an intense, open and enigmatic love affair.

If Europe thinks it can thus repent for its Holocaust against its own Jewish population, it is in fact shamefully and consciously facilitating the committal of fresh acts of genocide against the people of Palestine. But Palestinians, it appears, do not count for much, as we are viewed not only by Israel, but also by its good old “white” sponsors and allies as lesser, or relative, humans. The continent that invented modern genocide and was responsible for massacring in the last two centuries more human beings, mostly “relative humans,” than all other continents put together is covering up crimes that are reminiscent in quality, though certainly not in quantity, of its own heinous crimes against humanity.

In no other international affair, perhaps, can the European establishment be accused of being as detached from and indifferent to its own public opinion. While calls for boycotting Israel as an apartheid state are slowly but consistently spreading among European civil society organizations and trade unions, drawing disturbing parallels to the boycott of South African apartheid, European governments are finding it difficult to distinguish themselves from the overtly complicit US position vis-a-vis Israel. Even European clichés of condemnation and “expressing deep concern” have become rarer than ever nowadays. Moreover, Israel’s relentless and defiant violation of Europe’s own human rights laws and conditions are ignored whenever anyone questions whether Israel should continue to benefit from its magnanimous association agreement with the EU despite its military occupation, colonization and horrific record of human rights abuse against its Palestinian victims. If this is not complicity, what is?

Morality aside, sinking Gaza into a sea of darkness, poverty, death and despair cannot bode well for Europe. By actively propping up an environment conducive to the rise of fanaticism and desperate violence near its borders, Europe is foolishly inviting havoc to its doorstep. Instead of heeding — or at least seriously considering — calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions against apartheid Israel, adopted by virtually the entire spectrum of Palestinian civil society, it may soon have to reckon with uncontainable forces of irrational and indiscriminate violence and its resulting chaos.

It seems European elites are currently determined never to oppose Israel, no matter what crimes it commits. It is as if the bellowing — and increasingly hypocritical — slogan upheld by Jewish survivors of European genocide, “Never Again!”, is now espoused by European elites with one difference: the two letter, ‘s’ and ‘t’, are added at the end.

Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian political analyst and founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (www.PACBI.org)


source: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9241.shtml

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Bush, the emissary of Israel to “moderate Arab leaders”

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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=== News Update ===

Bush, the emissary of Israel to “moderate Arab leaders”

Dr. Adel Elsaie

Jan. 16 2007

Does anyone expect peace from George Bush visit to the the Middle East. This man is a war maniac, the word “peace” does not exist in his vocabulary. So what are the real reasons for his visit:

  1. Total support of Israel as usual, and ignore all the Palestinian legitimate issues: the daily massacres of Palestinians, illegal settlements, Jerusalem, and Palestinian refugees and prisoners freedom fighters. His main concern is security of Israel from the “home-made” Palestinian rockets launched from Gaza. He is confused if George Washington and his troop are terrorist or freedom fighters. After Bush left Israel, there are massacres every day of tens of Palestinians. It certainly looks like he have given Israel the green light to finish the Palestinians in Gaza, and hurt them very badly in the west bank. And what is worst, the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza are under siege without electricity, food, gas, …. between Israel and Egypt both. This is really a human tragedy, and Bush, and his puppet leaders in the Middle east are responsible. At least Egypt is honest, they have ministry of “war”, no one knows against what. But Israel has IDF, which is Israeli Defense Forces, which should be called Israeli “Destruction” Forces.

  2. Instigate more fear in the region about Iran and Syria, which are the closest unfriendly countries to Israel. Then sell weapons to “moderate” Arab countries for $20 billion . Furthermore, Robert Gates, the secretary of “Defense” offered the Gulf states to sell them the National Missile defense. The US Administration needs billions of dollars to offset a minute fraction of the money spent on their adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  3. Emphasize the danger of Syria and Iran, the biggest supporters of Hezbollah, which is the biggest nightmare of Israel. Hezbollah defeated Israel in 2006 after a glorious battle that lasted 34 days.

  4. Bush, Pharaoh of earth, and his “moderate” kings and presidents replace the daily terror of Israel with a very far fetched terror that Iran will build Atomic bombs, and destroy its neighbors in the Middles east. The average citizen does not believe anything coming from the Pharaoh of earth. Bush is selling his “vision” of the war on terror as follows: first, secular Arabs fight Muslims; second, Sunnis fight Shias. So Israel can enjoy its security on the expense of destroying its neighbors. And the best scenario is that these neighbors destroy each other.

  5. Bush, Pharaoh of earth, push for more divisions between Arabic countries. During Othman Caliphate, all Arabic countries were 4 states: Arab Peninsula, ElSham (north of Arab Peninsula), Egypt and Sudan, and North Africa. Now they are 22 Arabic Countries. If Bush and Israel play their cards right, Iraq will be divided into 3 pieces, Palestine will be divided into 2 pieces, Sudan will be divided into 4 pieces, and the game is not over yet.

  6. Support the Arab “moderate leaders” , so they look more International leaders. Perhaps, the headlines of the “moderate government” Media , in the next weeks and months, will emphasize that Bush listened to the “wisdom and vision of the president” to solve all problems on Earth.

Bush is never sincere with the Muslim world. He will always find puppets who are overwhelmed with fading American culture and technology, and who just want to keep their seats as long as they live, then give their seats as inheritance.

Bush can’t declare war on Iran, because of Congress and massive global opinion. But he can lie about Iran attack on the USA Navy. In this case he does not need the congress to approve war, because USA is under attack. Please remember all his lies before invading Iraq, and the CIA report that said clearly that Iran didn’t have nuclear bomb program since 2003.

Therefore it is no wonder how the Iranian boats “provocation” of the US Navy was blown out of proportion by the US Administration and the conservative US media.

The Iranian “provocation” in the straits of Hormuz has set the stage for a new “crisis” manufactured wholly by the War Party in USA, the rationale for which is uncritically accepted by our passive “mainstream” media. We are expected to believe that five minuscule speedboats “threatened” the USS Hopper, a destroyer armed with missiles; the cruiser USS Port Royal; and the USS Ingraham, a frigate. That’s rather like five rats “threaten” a trio of elephants. But that’s not all. In addition to intercepting the American flotilla, CNN reports the Iranians supposedly issued explicit threats:

“In one radio transmission, the Iranians told the U.S. Navy: ‘I am coming at you. You will explode in a couple of minutes,’ the U.S. military officials told CNN.”

The Iranians, for their part, say nothing untoward occurred that doesn’t happen all the time in the Gulf: they simply asked the ships to identify themselves, and it was all very routine.

And what is the story of the white boxes that the speedboats allegedly dropped. Can’t the USA with its technology find out what are in those boxes?

The current US Administration doe not stop showing its stupidity to the whole world, thinking that the whole world is stupid too.

This war if it happened, the whole Middle east will be on fire, and Israel will be humiliated badly by Hezbollah.

source: http://www.usislam.org/itsajoke/War_%20on_%20Iran.htm

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Occupation’s Toll: 5 Million Iraqi Children Orphaned

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Occupation’s Toll: 5 Million Iraqi Children Orphaned

By AlterNet Staff, AlterNet. Posted December 18, 2007.

It is said that Iraq is the world’s best-known conflict but the least well-known humanitarian crisis

5 Million Iraqi Orphans, Anti-corruption Board Reveals
Voices of Iraq

Iraq’s anti-corruption board revealed on Saturday that there were five million Iraqi orphans as reported by official government statistics, urging the government, parliament, and NGOs to be in constant contact with Iraq’s parentless children.”The government should set up an institutional or legislative program to help the Iraqi orphans. Iraqi is an oil-rich country and it is not acceptable that its orphans remain groaning in this tragedy,” the anti-corruption board chief, Moussa Faraj, said during a conference in Baghdad dedicated to orphans in Iraq.

Harsh Reality for Iraq’s Orphans
Voices of Iraq

Unlike orphans in many countries in the world, most Iraqi orphans lost their parents around the same time and under horrible circumstances. In addition to their desire for compassion and care, those children need to overcome their sad memories and make a new beginning in life.

Recounting her traumatic memories, Halima, a nine-year-old girl who is living in a public orphanage, said that she lost her parents in a blast that ripped through a local market in a Baghdad neighborhood.

“We were shopping in a popular market in Baghdad al-Jadida neighborhood when a car bomb detonated. I still recall how bodies turned into charcoal,” Halima told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).

“I was taken to the hospital for treatment and was told that my parents were killed. My younger brother survived and was adopted by a loving family. It was my relatives who brought me to this orphanage,” the girl added.

“Our problem here is that we do not receive academic education. If only the government could build special schools for us to guarantee our future,” she said. […]

Nadira Habib, a member of the Committee on Family and Childhood Affairs in the Iraqi parliament, indicated that the situation requires wise handling.

“Iraqi orphans are increasing everyday because of the constant wars that the country has been going through,” Habib explained, citing an estimated three to four million Iraqi orphans according to figures released by the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation.

Highlighting the importance of small loans to poor people, particularly those who lost their breadwinners, Habib said that only 469 orphans are currently sponsored by the government.

Meanwhile, Abir al-Jabli, a head of department in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, said that sponsoring orphans should not only be the concern of the government. According to al-Jabli, those children would be better taken care of by their relatives.

Maysoun al-Damlouji, a member of the parliament’s Civil Society Organizations Committee, slammed a recent government decision that closed down all private orphanages. “Instead of helping private institutions improve their performance and remove all obstacles hindering their work, the Iraqi government decided to close them down, adding to the complexity of the situation in the state-run institutions.

source: http://www.alternet.org/story/70886/

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 20 January 2008

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
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=== News Update ===

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 20 January 2008

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.

Sunday, 20 January 2008.

  • Sectarian torture, murder spree continues: two more victims’ bodies found dumped in Baghdad Sunday.
  • Bomb targets US patrol in southern Baghdad Sunday afternoon.
  • Car bomb targets collaborator “Awakening” police in Baghdad district Sunday afternoon.
  • Report claims: US-appointed “Iraqi Prime Minister” Nuri al-Maliki victim of slow poisoning.
  • New Resistance group joins Front for Jihad and Change.
  • Bomb targets US patrol west of al-Miqdadiyah Sunday.
  • Bomber kills six near al-Fallujah Sunday afternoon.

Al-Anbar Province.
Al-Fallujah.

Bomber kills six near al-Fallujah Sunday afternoon.

According to a dispatch posted at 4:33pm Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a person wearing an explosive belt blew himself up by a group of collaborationist “al-Anbar Awakening” police in ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah, a suburb of al-Fallujah, 60km west of Baghdad on Sunday afternoon.

Yaqen reported an officer in the al-Fallujah puppet police who asked not to be identified as saying that five people were killed and another five wounded in the attack. After the bombing, the puppet police surrounded the scene and other patrols arrived to evacuate the casualties to al-Fallujah General Hospital. Three of the injured persons were in critical condition, the source said.

In its dispatch on the story posted at 8:45pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that six people were killed and seven more wounded Sunday when a person wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in a surburb of al-Fallujah Sunday.

The AMSI reported local puppet officials as saying that the bomber attacked a gathering of people celebrating the Americans’ release of a local man from prison. The bomber entered the home of the man who had been released and blew himself up. The local officials said that among the dead was the man who had been let out of the American prison. AMSI did not allude to any affiliation of the victims with the “Awakening” puppet police.

On Saturday another person wearing an explosive belt killed six puppet policemen and wounded 13 more outside a puppet police post to the west of ar-Ramadi, 110km west of Baghdad.

Baghdad.

Bomb wounds puppet policeman in Baghdad’s Zuyunah area Sunday.

In a dispatch posted at 9:49pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a puppet police patrol as it passed through the Zuyunah area of Baghdad Sunday.

Yaqen reported eyewitnesses as saying that the blast severely wounded one member of the patrol and inflicted serious damage on patrol vehicles. The witnesses said that after the attack, the puppet police cordoned off the area and prevented anyone from approaching the scene.

Sectarian torture, murder spree continues: two more victims’ bodies found dumped in Baghdad Sunday.

In a dispatch posted at 7:05pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the Iraqi puppet police recovered two bodies of victims of sectarian murder that had been dumped in Baghdad’s ar-Rusafah district on Sunday.

Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that both individuals had been tortured and shot to death.

Bomb targets US patrol in southern Baghdad Sunday afternoon.

In a dispatch posted at 6:33pm Baghdad time Sunday evening, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a US patrol in the al-‘Amil neighborhood of southern Baghdad on Sunday afternoon.

Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that US forces encircled the area where the attack took place to prevent any information on US losses from leaking out.

Car bomb targets collaborator “Awakening” police in Baghdad district Sunday afternoon.

In a dispatch posted at 5:30pm Baghdad time Sunday evening, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a car bomb exploded by a group of collaborationist “Awakening police” near the Abu Bakr as-Siddiq Mosque in the Baghdad neighborhood of al-‘Amil.

Yaqen reported eyewitnesses as saying that no information was immediately available on the nature or extent of casualties.

Report claims: US-appointed “Iraqi Prime Minister” Nuri al-Maliki victim of slow poisoning.

In a dispatch posted at 3:25pm Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that sources close to the Iraqi puppet regime’s intelligence services have disclosed information suggesting that US-appointed Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has been the target of slow poisoning with potassium cyanide. According to the sources, small amounts of cyanide have been slipped into al-Maliki’s food prepared by cooks that he had believed were among his strongest supporters in his fundamentalist Shi‘i sectarian Da‘wah party.

The sources point the finger of blame for the alleged attempt at former puppet “Prime Minister” Ibrahim al-Ja‘fari (also a leader in the Da‘wah Party) and ‘Ammar al-Hakim, the American-backed chief of the Shi‘i sectarian “Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council” – (SIIC) whose armed wing, the 30,000-man Badr Brigades, invaded Iraq together with US forces in spring 2003.

Yaqen reported the sources as explaining that potassium cyanide is rapidly metabolized in the human body, so that in sufficient dosage it kills very quickly. But given in very small amounts it brings on slow death with symptoms such as sudden fainting while walking or sitting, heavy nosebleeds, fatigue, and high blood pressure.

The sources told Yaqen that the Shi‘i sectarian Da‘wah party, of which Nuri al-Maliki is Secretary-General, has since the 1970s supplied its members with potassium cyanide for suicide purposes in case of capture by enemies – a practice copied from the Nazis whose prominent members Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler used the substance to kill themselves after World War II.

The sources said, based on information from al-Maliki’s doctors and from medical tests on him, that he had been ingesting the poison for three months and that the effects had lately been increasing in severity. For about a month his health has been seriously worse and he has been afflicted with sleeplessness.

He also has collapsed suddenly on several occasions during meetings and party and government gatherings. Most recently, al-Maliki collapsed during a reception for Iraqi party, religious, and government delegations during the Eid al-Adha celebrations during the second half of December 2007, and was forced to apologize and leave the meeting, claiming an urgent communication from the White House as the reason.

On 30 December 2007, the Saudi news agency Mafkarat al-Islam reported that al-Maliki had suffered three strokes in 72 hours and had been rushed to London for medical treatment.

New Resistance group joins Front for Jihad and Change.

In a dispatch posted at 12:36pm Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the Iraqi Resistance coalition, the Front of Jihad and Change, had announced that a new Resistance group had joined it.

Yaqen reported a communiqué issued by the group as saying that it was the FJC’s honor to announce that a new armed jihadi organization called the Jaysh at-Tabi‘in had joined their organization. The Jaysh at-Tabi‘in, the communiqué said, has been inflicting hardship on US forces, Shi‘i sectarian militias, and traitors in Baghdad, and the provinces of Diyala and Salah ad-Din.

The name of the group, Jaysh at-Tabi‘in (Army of the Followers) is believed to be a reference to the Tabi‘in (“Followers”), the generation of Muslims that came after the Prophet Muhammad’s Companions who are known as the Sahabah.

Salah ad-Din Province.
Balad.

Mysterious mortar shell lands amidst Shi‘i ‘Ashura’ gathering killing three Saturday night.

In a dispatch posted at 11:52am Baghdad time Sunday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a mortar shell landed among a gathering of civilians taking part in the a procession in observance of the Shi‘I holiday of ‘Ashura’ in Balad, 80km north of Baghdad, on Saturday evening.

Yaqen reported a source in the puppet regime’s “Joint Coordination Center” in Balad as saying that the attack killed three civilians and wounded 18 more. The puppet police declared a curfew in the city, prohibiting all movement in areas near the main hospital to which the victims were taken. A source in the hospital confirmed that three bodies of people killed in the mysterious attack had been received.

Diyala Province.
Al-Miqdadiyah.

Bomb targets US patrol west of al-Miqdadiyah Sunday.

In a dispatch posted at 11:45am Baghdad time Sunday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a US patrol west of al-Miqdadiyah, 85km northeast of Baghdad on Sunday morning.

Yaqen reported a source in the puppet regime as saying that the bomb, which had been planted near Arkabah on the main road south from al-Miqdadiyah to Ba‘qubah, exploded by a US patrol. The source said, however, that no information on the nature or extent of US losses was available because the Americans rushed to close off the area as swarms of American helicopters flew in over the area.

Ninwa Province.
Al-Mawsil.

Car bomb wounds puppet police lieutenant colonel near al-Mawsil Sunday evening.

In a dispatch posted at 8:34pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a car bomb exploded by a patrol of the Iraqi puppet police in the al-Qayyarah area to the south of al-Mawsil, about 420km northwest of Baghdad on Sunday evening.

Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that an explosives-laden car that had been parked by the side of a road, blew up by a passing puppet police patrol. The blast wounded a police lieutenant colonel and damaged a patrol vehicle. The source, who asked not to be identified, said that the puppet police officer was taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.

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Mengapa perlu Hermeneutika terhadap Alkitab?

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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=== News Update ===

From: TEANA LAGAMISI <mitrac007@yahoo.com
Subject: [INSISTS] Mengapa perlu Hermeneutika terhadap Alkitab?

Assalam Alaikum wr.wb.

Saya melihat banyak sekali kupasan dan perdebatan tentang hermeneutika dalam milis ini. Sekedar memberikan input, kiranya informasi berikut ini perlu direnungkan.

Mengapa perlu Hermeneutika terhadap Alkitab terutama Injil dan Surat-Surat Paulus yang ada di dalamnya?

Ketika kami berdebat dengan pendeta Dr Lengkong tentang “Misteri Injil Barnabas” dan “Benarkah Yesus Firman Allah” di Balai Pustaka Jakarta beberapa waktu lalu, isu Hermeneutika muncul ke permukaan ketika Dr. Lengkong melancarkan tuduhan bahwa saya tidak menggunakan kaidah Hermeneutika dalam menafsirkan ayat-ayat Alkitab.

Sebaliknya saya membuktikan bahwa saya sudah cukup berhati-hati menggunakan segala perangkat Hermeneutika dalam menafsirkan ayat-ayat Alkitab.

Pertanyaannya adalah, kalau kami sudah berusaha menerapkan Hermeneutika dalam penafsiran ayat-ayat Alkitab, mangapa kami mendarat pada penafsiran yang berbeda?

A. KITAB PERJANJIAN LAMA

  • 1. Kitab Perjanjian Lama dalam Alkitab adalah Kitab umat Yahudi yang beragama Yahudi (Tauhid)yang ditulis dalam bahasa Ibrani.
  • 2. Kitab ini kemudian diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Yunani sekitar 300 tahun sebelum Masehi oleh Septuagint (70 penterjemah). Para pemimpin Yahudi saat itu sudah memprotes keras upaya penerjemahan tersebut karena akan berdampak pada pemerkosaan penerjemahan dan penafsiran. Dampak ini di kemudian hari ternyata benar. Dan orang yang paling “berjasa” memperkosa penafsiran Kitab Perjanjian Lama ini adalah Paulus. Di tangan Pauluslah Tuhan Allah dapat disulap menjadi “Tuhan” Yesus, hanya gara-gara penafsiran setelah dierjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Yunani.
  • 3. Hal ini nampak jelas ketika kami berkunjung ke Yerusalem dan berdiskusi dengan Direktur Temple Institute, Rabbi Chaim Richman, yang memprotes penafsiran Kitab Perjanjian Lama oleh umat Kristiani.
  • 4. Mengapa hal ini bisa terjadi? Karena hanya gara-gara terjemahan, Istilah-istilah yang bermakna Tauhid dalam Kitab Perjanjian Lama bahasa Ibrani, tiba-tiba sudah bernuansa musyrik dalam Kitab Prjanjian Lama berbahasa Yunani.

B. INJIL DAN SURAT-SURAT PAULUS.

  • 1. Sejatinya, Injil adalah wahyu Allah kepada Nabi Isa as (Yesus), sebagaimana diakui oleh Yesus sendiri dalam Alkitab.
  • 2. Namun Injil tersebut sudah tidak ada karena Baik Nabi Isa as sendiri maupun para muridnya tidak pernah menginstruksikan untuk menulis atau mendokumentasikan wahyu Allah tsb.
  • 3. Lalu tiba-tiba muncul Injil-Injil di Romawi yang ditulis oleh orang orang Romawi pendukung Paulus yang di klaim sebagai Injil Yesus.
  • 4. Jadi Injil yang ada sekarang bukan Injil Nabi Isa tetapi Injil pendukung-pendukung Paulus. Mereka mengutip ucapan-ucapan Nabi Isa as kemudian diplintir sesuai dengan keinginan mereka.
  • 4. Lebih parah lagi, Para pendukung Paulus ini kemudian menciptakan ucapan-ucapan bernuansa penyembahan berhala, kemudian menyuapkan kemulut Yesus untuk diucapkan.
  • 5. Dengan demikian, ayat-ayat Injil ini, sejak ditulis, isinya sudah palsu.
  • 6. Kemudian Injil yang palsu ini diperparah lagi dengan perobahan-perobahan terhadap ayat-ayat Injil sepanjang sejarah yang dilakukan oleh para pemimpin Gereja yang belum puas dengan kadar kemusyrikan pada ayat-ayat yang sudah ada.
  • 6. Segala kejahatan ini kemudian mendapat gempuran dari para Ilmuwan dan Sejarawan Kristen yang mendeteksi dan mengungkap segala bentuk kecurangan ini.
  • 7. Akhirnya duniapun berteriak meminta segala peralatan untuk membongkar kembali segala bentuk kejahatan ini.
  • 8. Perang terbukapun tidak dapat dihindari. Senjata yang dianggap paling ampuh yang digunakan kedua belah pihak yang saling menyerang ini adalah Hermeneutika.
  • 9. Dan sebagaimana yang dapat anda saksikan dalam debat kami tersebut adalah Hermeneutika lawan Hermeneutika dalam bentuknya yang sangat sederhana.

C. AL QUR’AN

  • 1. Apakah Al Qur’an dapat dibuktikan bukan wahyu Allah?
  • 2. Apakah Al Qur’an sejak ditulis adalah sudah palsu? Artinya bukan oleh pengikut Nabi Muhammad saw, tetapi oleh musuh-musuhnya?
  • 3. Apakah Telah terbukti, terjadi perobahan ayat-ayat Al Qur’an dalam perjalanan sejarah oleh musuh-musuh Islam?
  • 4. Apakah penafsiran-penafsiran Al Qur’an oleh para pengikut Nabi Muhammad di abad I-II Hijriyah sudah hilang dan tidak mungkin terlacak saat ini?

Kalau keempat pertanyaan di atas jawabannya adalah ya, maka mungkin kita pun harus bersiap-siap untuk meng-Hermeneutika Al Qur’an.

Wassalam,

Sanihu Munir.

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Siaran Pers DDII ttg 12 Butir Pernyataan Ahmadiyah

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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=== News Update ===

Siaran Pers DDII ttg 12 Butir Pernyataan Ahmadiyah

Posted by: “nuim hidayat” nuimhidayat@gmail.com

Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:13 pm (PST)

*Siaran Pers DDII:*

PANDANGAN DEWAN DA’WAH ISLAMIYAH INDONESIA

TERHADAP 12 BUTIR PERNYATAAN AHMADIYAH

Setelah melakukan penelitian secara seksama terhadap 12 butir pernyataan Ahmadiyah yang dikeluarkan seusai Rapat Badan Koordinasi Pengawas Aliran Kepercayaan Masyarakat (Bakorpakem), di Kejaksaan Agung RI, pada Hari Selasa 15 Januari 2008, maka Dewan Da’wah Islamiyah Indonesia memberikan beberapa catatan sebagai berikut:

1. Seluruh butir pernyataan Ahmadiyah tersebut belum ada yang secara tegas menyatakan, bahwa Ahmadiyah sudah mengubah keyakinannya yang mendasar tentang status kenabian Mirza Ghulam Ahmad dan tentang adanya wahyu yang turun lagi sesudah Nabi Muhammad saw.

Ini bisa dilihat pada pernyataan pada butir ke-3:

“Di antara keyakinan kami bahwa Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad adalah sebagai guru, mursyid, pembawa berita dan peringatan serta pengemban mubasysyirat, pendiri dan pemimpin jemaat Ahmadiyah yang bertugas memperkuat dakwah dan syiar Islam yang dibawa oleh Nabi Muhammad SAW.”

Ungkapan “Di antara keyakinan kami” menunjukkan, bahwa ada keyakinan lain dari Ahmadiyah yang tetap dijaga, yaitu Mirza Ghulam Ahmad adalah nabi penerima wahyu.

Hal ini ditegaskan pada butir ke-5 yang berbunyi:

“Kami warga Ahmadiyah meyakini bahwa tidak ada wahyu syariat setelah Al-Quranul Karim yang diturunkan kepada nabi Muhammad. Al-Quran dan sunnah nabi Muhammad SAW adalah sumber ajaran Islam yang kami pedomani.”

Jadi, kaum Ahmadiyah tetap mengakui bahwa setelah Nabi Muhammad SAW, tetap ada wahyu yang turun, meskipun itu bukan wahyu syariat.

Dengan demikian, status Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia dalam pandangan Dewan Da’wah, belum berubah, masih sebagaimana ketetapan fatwa dari berbagai lembaga Islam, baik nasional maupun Internasional.

2. Sejumlah butir jelas-jelas mengandung kebohongan; tidak sesuai dengan fakta yang terdapat dalam buku-buku Ahmadiyah sendiri. Misalnya butir ke-6:

“Buku Tadzkirah bukanlah kitab suci Ahmadiyah, melainkan catatan pengalaman rohani Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad yang dikumpulkan dan dibukukan serta diberi nama Tadzkirah oleh pengikutnya pada tahun 1935, yakni 27 tahun setelah beliau wafat (1908).”

Pernyataan Ahmadiyah tentang Tadzkirah tersebut bertentangan dengan kenyataan. Sebab, di dalam kitab Tadzkirah yang asli tertulis di lembar awalnya:

“TADZKIRAH YA’NI WAHYU MUQODDAS” (artinya TADZKIRAH adalah WAHYU SUCI). Koran Indo Pos, (8-9-2005), menulis laporan seputar sosok tokoh Ahmadiyah, Sayuti Aziz Ahmad: “Untuk dapat menjalankan titah Nabi Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, umatnya harus memahami “Kitab Suci” Tazkiroh.” Berikutnya ditulis oleh Indo Pos, bahwa setelah berhasil memahamkan isi kitab Tazkiroh yang kebanyakan berisi tentang kerasulan Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, sebagaimana keluarga Ahmadiyah lainnya, Sayuti pun mengajak istrinya, Hj Afifah, dan keempat anaknya berbaiat atau janji setia agar beriman kepada Nabi Mirza Ghulam Ahmad a.s. Lalu, ia berkata:

“Alhamdulillah keluarga saya sekarang sudah seiman. Semuanya kini menjadi pengurus Ahmadiyah.”

Butir ke-7 pernyataan Ahmadiyah juga sangat bertentangan dengan fakta yang ada. Pernyataan itu berbunyi:

“Kami warga Jemaat Ahmadiyah tidak pernah dan tidak akan mengkafirkan orang Islam di luar Ahmadiyah, baik dengan kata-kata maupun perbuatan.”

Bagi umat Islam, sangatlah mudah untuk membuktikan ketidakbenaran pernyataan Ahmadiyah tersebut. Teramat banyak buku-buku dan dokumen- dokumen Ahmadiyah yang selama ini menempatkan umat Islam bukan “saudara seiman” dengan kaum Ahmadiyah, sehingga kaum Ahmadiyah dilarang menjadi makmum shalat kepada kaum Muslim. Dalam Surat Edaran Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia tanggal 25 Ihsan 1362/25 Juni 1983 M, No. 583/DP83, perihal Petunjuk-petunjuk Huzur tentang Tabligh dan Tarbiyah Jama’ah, dinyatakan:

“Harus dicari pendekatan langsung dalam pertablighan. Hendaknya diberitahukan dengan tegas dan jelas bahwa sekarang dunia tidak dapat selamat tanpa menerima Ahmadiyah. Dunia akan terpaksa menerima Pimpinan Ahmadiyah. Tanpa Ahmadiyah dunia akan dihimpit oleh musibah dan kesusahan dan jika tidak mau juga menerima Ahmadiyah, tentu akan mengalami kehancuran.”

3. Dewan Da’wah mengajak segenap lapisan masyarakat Muslim untuk tetap menjalankan kewajiban dakwah kepada siapa pun dengan cara-cara yang sesuai dengan al-Quran dan Sunnah Rasul. Khusus kepada para dai dan pimpinan Organisasi Islam, Dewan Da’wah mengajak mereka untuk semakin menggiatkan penyebaran informasi tentang “Apa Itu Ahmadiyah” melalui mimbar-mimbar Jumat, majlis taklim, tabligh akbar, seminar, pendidikan agama, dan sebagainya. Ini perlu dilakukan agar umat Islam tidak termakan oleh opini yang keliru bahwa masalah Ahmadiyah sudah selesai dengan keluarnya 12 Pernyataan Ahmadiyah.

4. Dewan Da’wah Islamiyah Indonesia juga mengimbau kepada seluruh pejabat negara yang Muslim agar dalam mengambil kebijakan lebih menggunakan parameter keimanan Islam dibandingkan parameter-parameter politik sekuler yang temporal dan pragmatis, apalagi dalam hal-hal yang berkaitan dengan masalah keagamaan, seperti kasus Ahmadiyah.

Demikian pandangan Dewan Da’wah Islamiyah Indonesia ini disampaikan sebagai wujud kepedulian terhadap problematika umat Islam Indonesia. Tidak ada tujuan semua ini kecuali untuk mencari keridhaan Allah dan untuk kebaikan bersama.

Jakarta, 7 Muharam 1429 H/16 Januari 2008

Pimpinan Pusat Dewan Da’wah Islamiyah Indonesia

TTD

H. Syuhada Bahri H. Wahid Alwi, M.A.
(Ketua Umum) (Sekretaris Umum)


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Membongkar kesesatan dan kedustaan Ahmadiyah

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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=== News Update ===

Membongkar kesesatan dan kedustaan Ahmadiyah

Sumber: Buletin LPPI. Masjid Al-Ihsan Lt.III Proyek Pasar Rumput

Jakarta 12970 Telp/Fax. (021)8281606

1.Aliran Ahmadiyah-Qadiyani itu berkeyakinan bahwa Mirza Ghulam Ahmad adalah Nabi dan Rasul, kemudian barangsiapa yang tidak mempercayainya adalah kafir murtad

2.Ahmadiyah-Qadiyani memang mempunyai Nabi dan Rasul sendiri yaitu Mirza Ghulam Ahmad dari India

3.Ahmadiyah-Qadiyan mempunyai kitab suci sendiri yaitu kitab suci “Tadzkirah”

4.Kitab suci”Tadzkirah” tersebut adalah kumpulan wahyu yang diturunkan “tuhan” kepada Mirza Ghulam Ahmad yang kesuciannya sama dengan kitab suci Al-Qur’an, karena sama-sama wahyu dari Tuhan, tebalnya lebih tebal dari Al-Qur’an, dan kitab suci Ahmadiyah tersebut ada di kantor LPPI

5.Kalangan Ahmadiyah mempunyai tempat suci tersendiri untuk melakukan ibadah haji yaitu Rabwah dan Qadiyan di India. Mereka mengatakan:

“Alangkah celakanya orang yang telah melarang dirinya bersenang-senang dalam haji akbar ke Qadiyan. Haji ke Makkah tanpa haji ke Qadiyan adalah haji yang kering lagi kasar”. Dan selama hidupnya “nabi” Mirza tidak pernah haji ke Makkah

6.Kalau dalam keyakinan umat Islam para nabi dan rasul yang wajib dipercayai hanya 25 orang, dalam ajaran Ahmadiyah Nabi dan Rasul yang wajib dipercayai harus 26 orang, dan Nabi dan Rasul yang ke-26 tersebut adalah “Nabi Mirza Ghulam Ahmad”

7.Dalam ajaran Islam, kitab samawi yang dipercayai ada 4 buah yaitu: Zabur, Taurat, Injil dan Al-Qur’an. Tetapi bagi ajaran Ahmadiyah Qadiyan bahwa kitab suci yang wajib dipercayai harus 5 buah dan kitab suci yang ke-5 adalah kitab suci “Tadzkirah” yang diturunkan kepada “Nabi Mirza Ghulam Ahmad”

8.Orang Ahmadiyah mempunyai perhitungan tanggal, bulan dan tahun sendiri. Nama bulan Ahmadiyah adalah: 1. Suluh 2. Tabligh 3. Aman 4. Syahadah 5. Hijrah 6. Ihsan 7. Wafa 8. Zuhur 9. Tabuk 10. Ikha’ 11. Nubuwah 12. Fatah. Sedang tahunnya adalah Hijri Syamsi yang biasa mereka singkat dengan H.S. Dan tahun Ahmadiyah saat ini adalah tahun 1373 H.S (1994 M atau 1414 H). Kewajiban menggunakan tanggal, bulan dan tahun Ahmadiyah tersendiri tersebut di atas perintah khalifah Ahmadiyah yang kedua yaitu Basyiruddin Mahmud Ahmad

9.Berdasarkan firman “tuhan” yang diterima oleh “nabi” dan “rasul” Ahmadiyah yang terdapat dalam kitab suci “Tadzkirah” yang artinya:

“Dialah tuhan yang mengutus rasulnya “Mirza Ghulam Ahmad” dengan membawa petunjuk dan agama yang benar agar Dia memenangkannya atas segala agama-agama semuanya.(“kitab suci Tadzkirah” hal. 621)

Berdasarkan keterangan yang ada dalam kitab suci Ahmadiyah di atas BAHWA AHMADIYAH BUKAN SUATU ALIRAN DALAM ISLAM, TETAPI MERUPAKAN SUATU AGAMA YANG HARUS DIMENANGKAN TERHADAP SEMUA AGAMA-AGAMA LAINNYA TERMASUK AGAMA ISLAM

10.Ahmadiyah mempunyai nabi dan rasul sendiri, kitab suci sendiri, tanggal, bulan dan tahun sendiri, tempat untuk haji sendiri serta khalifah sendiri yang sekarang khalifah yang ke-4 yang bermarkas di Inggris bernama: Thahir Ahmad. Semua anggota Ahmafiyah di seluruh dunia wajib tunduk dan taat tanpa reserve pada perintah dia. Orang di luar Ahmadiyah adalah kafir dan wanita Ahmadiyah haram kawin dengan laki-laki di luar Ahmadiyah. Jika tidak mau menerima Ahmadiyah tentu mengalami kehancuran

11.Berdasarkan “ayat” kitab suci Ahmadiyah “Tadzkirah” bahwa tugas dan fungsi Nabi Muhammad saw sebagai nabi dan rasul yang dijelaskan oleh kitab suci umat Islam Al-Qur’an, dibatalkan dan diganti oleh “nabi” orang Ahmadiyah Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

11.1. Firman “tuhan” dalam “kitab suci” Tadzkirah: Artinya: “Sesungguhnya Kami telah menurunkan kitab suci’Tadzkirah” ini dekat dengan Qadiyan-India. Dan dengan kebenaran Kami menurunkannya dan dengan kebenaran dia turun.” (“kitab suci” Tadzkirah hal.637)
11.2. Firman “tuhan” dalam “kitab suci” Tadzkirah: Artinya: “Katakanlah-wahai Mirza Ghulam Ahmad-jika kamu benar-benar mencintai Allah, maka ikutilah aku” (“kitab suci” Tadzkirah hal. 630)
11.3.Firman “tuhan” dalam “kitab suci” Tadzkirah Artinya: “Dan Kami tidak mengutus engkau-wahai Mirza Ghulam Ahmad-kecuali untuk menjadi rahmat bagi seluruh alam”. (kitab suci “Tadzkirah” hal. 634)
11.4. Firman “tuhan” dalam kitab suci “Tadzkirah”: Artinya: “Katakan wahai Mirza Ghulam Ahmad-sesungguhnya aku ini manusia biasa seperi kamu, hanya diberi wahyu kepadaku”.(“kitab suci Tadzkirah hal. 633)
11.5. Firman “tuhan” dalam “kitab suci” Tadzkirah: Artinya: “Sesungguhnya Kami telah memberikan kepadamu – wahai Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – kebaikan yang banyak” (“kitab suci” Tadzkirah hal.652)
11.6. Firman “tuhan” dalam “kitab suci” Tadzkirah: Artinya: “Sesungguhnya Kami telah menjadikan engkau – wahai Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – imam bagi seluruh manusia” (“kitab suci” Tadzkirah hal. 630)
11.7. Firman “tuhan” dalam “kitab suci” “Tadzkirah”: Artinya: “Oh, pemimpin sempurna, engkau – wahai Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – seorang dari rasul, yang menempuh jalan betul, diutus oleh Yang Maha Kuasa, Yang Rahim” (“kitab suci” Tadzkirah hal. 658-659)
11.8. Firman “tuhan” dalam “kitab suci” Tadzkirah: Artinya: “Sesungguhnya Kami telah menurunkannya pada malam lailatul qadr” (kitab suci Tadzkirah hal. 519)
11.9. Firman “tuhan” dalam “kitab suci” Tadzkirah: Artinya: “Dan bukan kamu yang melempar ketika kamu melempar tetapi Allah-lah yang melempar. (Tuhan) Yang Maha Pemurah, yang telah mengajarkan Al-Qur’an” (“kitab suci” Tadzkirah hal.620)

Dan masih banyak lagi ayat-ayat kitab suci Al-Qur’an yang dibajaknya. Ayat-ayat “kitab suci” Ahmadiyah Tadzkirah yang dikutip di atas, adalah penodaan dan bajakan-bajakan dari kitab suci Umat Islam Al-Qur’an. Dan Mirza Ghulam Ahmad mengaku pada umatnya -orang Ahmadiyah-bahwa ayat-ayat tersebut adalah wahyu yang dia terima dari “tuhannya” di INDIA.

12. PENODAAN AGAMA DAN HUKUMNYA

12.1 Pada Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Pidana diadakan pasal baru yang berbunyi sbb: PASAL 56 a: Dipidana dengan pidana penjara selama-lamanya lima tahun, barang siapa dengan sengaja di muka umum mengeluarkan perasaan atau melakukan perbuatan: a. yang pokoknya bersifat permusuhan. Penyalahgunaan atau penodaan terhadap suatu agama di Indonesia.
12.2 Surat edaran Dirjen Bimas Islam dan Urusan Haji Nomor D/BA.01/3099/84 tanggal 20 September 1984, a.l.: 2. Pengkajian terhadap aliran Ahmadiyah menghasilkan bahwa Ahmadiyah-Qadiyan dianggap menyimpang dari Islam karena mempercayai Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sebagai Nabi, sehingga mereka percaya bahwa Nabi Muhammad saw bukan nabi terakhir.

13.1. Malaysia telah melarang ajaran Ahmadiyah di seluruh Malaysia sejak tanggal 18 Juni 1975.
13.2. Brunei Darussalam juga telah melarang ajaran Ahmadiyah di seluruh Brunei Darussalam.
13.3. Rabithah `Alam Islami yang berkedudukan di Makkah telah mengeluarkan fatwa bahwa Ahmadiyah adalah KAFIR dan KELUAR DARI ISLAM.
13.4. Pemerintah Kerajaan Arab Saudi telah mengeluarkan keputusan bahwa Ahmadiyah adalah KAFIR dan TIDAK BOLEH pergi haji ke Makkah.
13.5. Pemerintah Pakistan telah mengeluarkan keputusan bahwa Ahmadiyah adalah golongan MINORITAS NON MUSLIM.

14. K E S I M P U L A N

a.”Ahmadiyah sebagai perkumpulan atau jemaat didirikan oleh Mirza Ghulam Ahmad di Qadiyan – I N D I A (sekarang Pakistan) tahun 1889, yang karena perbedaan pandangan tentang penerus kepemimpinan dalam Ahmadiyah dan ketokohan pendirinya berkembang dua aliran, yaitu Anjuman Ahmadiyah (Ahmadiyah Qadiyan) dan Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore (Ahmadiyah Lahore).Kedua aliran tersebut mengakui kepemimpinan dan mengikuti ajaran serta paham yang bersumber pada ajaran Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

b.Jemaat Ahmadiyah masuk dan berkembang di Indonesia sejak tahun 1920-an dengan menamakan diri Anjuman Ahmadiyah Qadiyan Departemen Indonesia dan kemudian dinamakan Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia (JAI) yang dikenal dengan Ahmadiyah Qadiyan, dan Gerakan Ahmadiyah Lahore Indonesia (GIA) yang dikenal dengan Ahmadiyah Lahore.

c.Mirza Ghulam Ahmad mengaku telah menerima wahyu, dan dengan wahyu itu dia diangkat sebagai nabi, rasul, al-Masih Mau`ud dan Imam Mahdi. Ajaran dan faham yang dikembangkan oleh pengikut Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia khususnya terdapat penyimpangan dari ajaran Islam berdasarkan Al-Qur`an dan Al-Hadits yang menjadi keyakinan umat Islam umumnya, antara lain tentang kenabian dan kerasulan Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sesudah Rasulullah saw.(BALITBANG DEPAG RI, Jakarta, 1995 hal. 19, 20,21)

P E N U T U P

Sebagai penutup brosur ini, kami kutip sebuah ayat Al-Qur`an yang mengancam orang yang mengaku menerima wahyu serta menulis kitab dengan tangannya sendiri, kemudian dikatakannya dari Allah swt dengan dusta yang amat keji seperti yang dilakukan oleh “nabi” Mirza di atas. Allah swt berfirman:

“Maka kecelakaan besarlah bagi orang-orang yang menulis Al-Kitab dengan tangan mereka sendiri lalu dikataknnya: “Ini dari Allah”, (dengan maksud) untuk memperoleh keuntungan yang sedikit dengan perbuatan itu. Maka kecelakaanlah bagi mereka, akibat dari apa yang ditulis oleh tangan mereka sendiri, dan kecelakaan besarlah bagi mereka akibat dari apa yang mereka kerjakan. (Q.S. Al-Baqarah 79)

Catatan : Apabila PB Ahmadiyah berkeberatan dengan isi brosur ini, alangkah baiknya diselesaikan melalui debat terbuka yang disaksikan oleh umat.

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Menjawab Kebohongan Ahmadiyah

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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Menjawab Kebohongan Ahmadiyah

Rabu, 16 Januari 2008

*Berbagai penganut “aliran sesat” sudah terbiasa menggunakan kiat-kiat untuk mengelabui dan membohongi masyarakat dalam menyebarluaskan paham-pahamnya *

Oleh: *H.M. Amin Jamaluddin **

Berbagai aliran sesat sudah terbiasa menggunakan kiat-kiat untuk mengelabui dan membohongi masyarakat dalam menyebarluaskan paham-pahamnya. Berbagai kebohongan, pengaburan, dan tipu daya juga seringkali dimunculkan dalam
kasus seputar Ahmadiyah. Pada tanggal 3 Januari 2008, Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia berkirim surat berupa “Ringkasan Penjelasan tentang Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia” kepada Azyumardi Azra di kantor Sekretariat Wakil Presiden.

Tulisan ringkas berikut ini merupakan jawaban-jawaban ringkas dan jitu untuk meluruskan beberapa penjelasan kaum Ahmadiyah, seperti dalam surat mereka ke Azyumardi Azra di kantor Wapres tersebut. Berikut ini beberapa penjelasan
Ahmadiyah dan jawaban kita. Ahmadiyah mengatakan:

1. “Syahadat kami adalah syahadat yang diajarkan oleh Nabi Muhammad SAW yang berbunyi: ” *Asyhadu anlaa-ilaaha illallahu wa asyhadu anna Muhammadar Rasulullah*.”

*Jawab kita:*

Kita perlu berhati-hati dan mencermati pengakuan semacam itu. Sejak berdirinya, Jemaat Ahmadiyah sudah mengaburkan makna syahadat, meskipun lafalnya sama dengan syahadat orang Islam. Kaum Ahmadiyah mengklaim bahwa
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad adalah juga Muhammad dan Rasul Allah. Simaklah buku Memperbaiki Kesalahan ( *Eik Ghalthi Ka Izalah*), karya Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, yang dialih bahasakan oleh H.S. Yahya Ponto, (terbitan Jamaah Ahmadiyah cab.
Bandung, tahun 1993). Di situ tertulis penjelasan terhadap ayat al-Quran berikut ini:

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[48:29] Muhammad itu adalah utusan Allah dan orang-orang yang bersama dengan dia adalah keras terhadap orang-orang kafir, tetapi berkasih sayang sesama mereka.

Dalam buku ini, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad menjelaskan, siapa yang dimaksud dengan “Muhammad” dalam ayat tersebut, yakni: “Dalam wahyu ini Allah SWT menyebutku Muhammad dan Rasul…(hal. 5).

Jadi, inilah perbedaan keimanan yang sangat mendasar antara Ahmadiyah dengan orang Muslim. Sebab, bagi umat Islam, kata Muhammad dalam syahadat, adalah Nabi Muhammad saw yang lahir di Mekkah, bukan yang lahir di India. Lebih jauh lagi, dikatakan dalam buku ini:

“Dan 20 tahun yang lalu, sebagai tersebut dalam kitab Barahin Ahmadiyah Allah Taala sudah memberikan nama Muhammad dan Ahmad kepadaku, dan menyatakan aku wujud beliau juga.” (Hal. 16-17). “….. Dalam hal ini wujudku tidak ada, yang ada hanyalah Muhammad Musthafa SAW, dan itulah sebabnya aku dinamakan Muhammad dan Ahmad.” (Hal. 25)

Dalam Majalah Bulanan resmi Ahmadiyah *”Sinar Islam*” edisi 1 Nopember 1985 (Nubuwwah 1364 HS), rubrik “*Tadzkirah*”, disebutkan:

“Dalam wahyu ini Tuhan menyebutkanku Rasul-Nya, karena sebagaimana sudah dikemukakan dalam Brahin Ahmadiyah, Tuhan Maha Kuasa telah membuatku manifestasi dari semua Nabi, dan memberiku nama mereka. Aku Adam, Aku Seth,
Aku Nuh, Aku Ibrahim, Aku Ishaq, Aku Ismail, Aku Ya’qub Aku Yusuf, Aku Musa, Aku Daud, Aku Isa, dan Aku adalah penjelmaan sempurna dari Nabi Muhammad SAW, yakni aku adalah Muhammad dan Ahmad sebagai refleksi. (Haqiqatul Wahyi, h. 72).” (Hal. 11-12)

Sekali lagi, yang menjadi masalah adalah bahwa bagi kaum Ahmadiyah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad juga mengaku sebagai Muhammad saw, sebagaimana disebutkan sebelumnya. Bahkan, dalam buku Ajaranku, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad a.s.,
Yayasan Wisma Damai, Bogor, cetakan keenam,1993, disebutkan: “….. di dalam syariat Muhammad s.a.w akulah Masih Mau’ud. Oleh karena itu aku menghormati beliau sebagai rekanku …..” (Hal. 14)

Ahmadiyah mengatakan;

2. “Kitab Suci kami hanyalah Al Qur’anul Karim.” Ahmadiyah juga mengatakan, bahwa “Tadzkirah” bukanlah kitab suci mereka, tetapi merupakan pengalaman rohani Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad yang dikumpulkan dan dibukukan serta diberi nama Tadzkirah oleh pengikutnya pada tahun 1935 (27 tahun setelah Mirza Ghulam Ahmad meninggal dunia tahun 1908).

*Jawab kita:*

Penjelasan Ahmadiyah ini juga tidak sesuai dengan kenyataan. Dalam kitab *Tadzkirah *yang asli tertulis di lembar awalnya kata-kata berikut ini: “*TADZKIRAH YA’NI WAHYU MUQODDAS*”, artinya *TADZKIRAH *adalah *WAHYU SUCI*. Jadi, kaum Ahmadiyah jelas menganggap bahwa kitab *Tadzkirah *adalah “wahyu yang disucikan”. Karena itu, sangat tidak benar jika mereka tidak mengakuinya sebagai Kitab Suci. Sangat jelas, mereka memiliki kitab suci lain, selain al-Quran, yaitu kitab Tadzkirah.

Tentu saja, umat Islam seluruh dunia menolak dengan tegas, bahwa setelah Nabi Muhammad saw, ada nabi lagi, atau ada orang yang menerima wahyu dari Allah SWT. Dalam buku Apakah Ahmadiyah itu? Karangan HZ. Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad disebutkan:

“Hadhrat Masih Mau’ud a.s tampil ke dunia dan dengan lantangnya menyatakan, bahwa Allah Ta’ala bercakap-cakap dengan beliau dan bukan dengan diri beliau saja, bahkan Dia bercakap-cakap dengan orang-orang yang beriman kepada beliau serta mengikuti jejak beliau, mengamalkan pelajaran beliau dan menerima petunjuk beliau. Beliau berturut-turut mengemukakan kepada dunia Kalam Ilahi yang sampai kepada beliau dan menganjurkan kepada para pengikut beliau, agar mereka pun berusaha memperoleh ni’mat serupa itu.” (hal. 63-64).

3. “Kami warga Jemaat Ahmadiyah tidak pernah dan tidak akan mengkafirkan orang Islam di luar Ahmadiyah, baik dengan kata-kata maupun perbuatan.”

*Jawab kita:*

Pengakuan kaum Ahmadiyah ini pun nyata-nyata tidak sesuai dengan fakta yang ada pada buku-buku dan terbitan mereka. Dalam buku Amanat Imam Jemaat Ahmadiyah Khalifatul Masih IV Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Pada Peringatan Seabad Jemaat Ahmadiyah Tahun 1989 terbitan Panita Jalsah Salanah 2001, 2002 Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia, disebutkan:

“Saya bersaksi kepada Tuhan Yang MahaKuasa dan Yang Selamanya Hadir bahwa seruan Ahmadiyah tidak lain melainkan kebenaran. Ahmadiyah adalah Islam dalam bentuknya yang sejati. Keselamatan umat manusia bergantung pada penerimaan agama damai ini.” (Hal. 6)

“Bilakhir, perkenankanlah saya dengan tulus ikhlas mengetuk hati anda sekalian sekali lagi agar sudi menerima seruan Juru Selamat di akhir zaman ini.” (Hal. 10)

Bahkan, Ahmadiyah punya istilah sendiri untuk menamai para pengikut ajarannya, dengan tujuan membedakan diri dari orang-orang Islam lainnya:

Dalam buku Riwayat Hidup Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – Imam Mahdi dan Masih Mau’ud Pendiri Jemaat Ahmadiyah, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia, cetakan kedua, 1995, disebutkan:

“Pada tahun 1901, akan diadakan sensus penduduk di seluruh India. Maka Hazrat Ahmad as. menerbitkan sebuah pengumuman kepada seluruh pengikut beliau untuk mencatatkan diri dalam sensus tersebut sebagai Ahmadi Muslim. Yakni, pada tahun itulah Hazrat Ahmad as. telah menetapkan nama Ahmadi bagi para pengikut beliau as., untuk membedakan diri dari orang-orang Islam lainnya.” (Hal. 47)

Kaum Ahmadiyah juga menyebut, jemaat mereka adalah laksana perahu Nabi Nuh yang menyelamatkan. Yang tidak ikut perahu itu akan tenggelam. Dalam Majalah Bulanan resmi Ahmadiyah ” *Sinar Islam*” edisi 1 Juli 1986 (Wafa 1365 HS), pada salah satu tulisan dengan judul Ahmadiyah Bagaikan Bahtera Nuh Untuk Menyelamatkan Yang Berlayar Dengannya, oleh Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV, dinyatakan:

“Aku ingin menarik perhatian kalian kepada sebuah bahtera lainnya yang telah dibuat di bawah mata Allah dan dengan pengarahanNya. Kalian adalah bahtera itu, yakni Jemaat Ahmadiyah. Masih Mau’ud a.s. diberi petunjuk oleh Allah melalui wahyu yang diterimanya bahwa beliau hendaklah mempersiapkan sebuah Bahtera. Bahtera itu adalah Jemaat Ahmadiyah yang telah mendapat jaminan Allah bahwa barang siapa bergabung dengannya akan dipelihara dari segala kehancuran dan kebinasaan.”.………….

“Ini adalah suatu pelajaran lain yang hendaknya diperhatikan oleh anggota-anggota Jemaat. Sungguh terdapat jaminan keamanan bagi mereka yang menaiki Bahtera Nuh, baik bagi para anggota keluarga Masih Mau’ud a.s. maupun bagi orang-orang yang, meskipun tidak mempunyai hubungan jasmani dengannya, menaiki Bahtera itu dengan jalan mengikuti ajaran beliau”. ………….

“Semoga Allah memberi kemampuan kepada kita untuk melindungi Bahtera ini dengan sebaik-baiknya, dengan ketakwaan dan ketabahan yang sempurna, dan dengan kebenaran yang sempurna ­ Bahtera yang telah dibina demi keselamatan seluruh dunia. Amin!”. (Hal. 12, 13, 16, 30)

*Kesimpulan:*

Kita jangan mudah tertipu dengan penjelasan-penjelasan yang tampak indah, padahal, dunia Islam sejak dulu sudah tahu, apa dan bagaimana sebenarnya ajaran Ahmadiyah. Intinya, mereka mengakui Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sebagai Nabi, Isa al-Mau’ud, dan Imam Mahdi. Mereka juga tidak mau bermakmum kepada orang Islam dalam shalat, karena orang Islam tidak mengimani Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sebagai Nabi.

Jadi, antara Islam dan Ahmadiyah memang ada perbedaan dalam masalah keimanan. Oleh sebab itulah, berbagai fatwa lembaga-lembaga Islam internasional sudah lama menyatakan, bahwa Ahmadiyah adalah aliran sesat dan menyesatkan. Kita berharap para pejabat dan cendekiawan kita tidak mudah begitu saja menerima penjelasan Ahmadiyah, tanpa melakukan penelitian yang mendalam. Sebab, tanggung jawab mereka bukan saja di dunia, tetapi juga di akhirat. Kita hanya mengingatkan mereka, tanggung jawab kita masing-masing di hadapan Allah SWT.

*Penulis adalah Ketua Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengkajian Islam *

Sesungguhnya, hanya dengan mengingat Allah, hati akan tenang

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Mampukah Menjadi Seperti Lelaki Itu…?

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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From: “Munawar Kasan” <munawar@asei.co.id>
Subject: [anggotaicmi] Mampukah Menjadi Seperti Lelaki Itu…?

Base on True Story..

Dilihat dari usianya beliau sudah tidak muda lagi, usia yg sudah senja bahkan sudah mendekati malam, Pak Suyatno (58 tahun), kesehariannya diisi dengan merawat istrinya yang sakit istrinya juga sudah tua. Mereka menikah sudah lebih 32 tahun.

Mereka dikarunia 4 orang anak. Disinilah awal cobaan menerpa, setelah istrinya melahirkan anak ke empat tiba2 kakinya lumpuh dan tidak bisa digerakkan itu terjadi selama 2 tahun. Menginjak tahun ke tiga seluruh tubuhnya menjadi lemah bahkan terasa tidak bertulang lidahnyapun sudah tidak bisa digerakkan lagi.

Setiap hari Pak Suyatno memandikan, membersihkan kotoran, menyuapi, dan mengangkat istrinya keatas tempat tidur. Sebelum berangkat kerja dia letakkan istrinya didepan TV supaya istrinya tidak merasa kesepian.

Walau istrinya tidak dapat bicara tapi dia selalu melihat istrinya tersenyum, untunglah tempat usaha Pak Suyatno tidak begitu jauh dari rumahnya sehingga siang hari dia pulang untuk menyuapi istrinya makan siang. Sorenya dia pulang memandikan istrinya, mengganti pakaian dan selepas maghrib dia temani istrinya nonton televisi sambil menceritakan apa2 saja yg dia alami seharian.

Walaupun istrinya hanya bisa memandang tapi tidak bisa menanggapi, Pak Suyatno sudah cukup senang bahkan dia selalu menggoda istrinya setiap berangkat tidur.

Rutinitas ini dilakukan Pak Suyatno lebih kurang 25 tahun, dengan sabar dia merawat istrinya bahkan sambil membesarkan ke empat buah hati mereka, sekarang anak2 mereka sudah dewasa tinggal si bungsu yg masih kuliah.

Pada suatu hari ke empat anak Pak Suyatno berkumpul dirumah orang tua mereka sambil menjenguk ibunya. Karena setelah anak mereka menikah sudah tinggal dengan keluarga masing2 dan Pak Suyatno memutuskan ibu mereka dia yg merawat, yang dia inginkan hanya satu semua anaknya berhasil.

Dengan kalimat yg cukup hati2 anak yg sulung berkata “Pak, kami ingin sekali merawat ibu, semenjak kami kecil melihat Bapak merawat ibu tidak ada sedikitpun keluhan keluar dari bibir Bapak. Bahkan Bapak tidak ijinkan kami menjaga ibu” .

Dengan air mata berlinang anak itu melanjutkan kata2nya “Sudah yg keempat kalinya kami mengijinkan Bapak menikah lagi. Kami rasa ibupun akan mengijinkannya. Kapan Bapak menikmati masa tua Bapak Dengan berkorban seperti ini kami sudah tidak tega melihat Bapak, kami janji kami akan merawat ibu bergantian”.

Pak Suyatno menjawab hal yg sama sekali tidak diduga anak2 mereka.”Anak2ku Jikalau hidup di dunia ini hanya untuk nafsu, mungkin Bapak akan menikah, tapi ketahuilah dengan adanya ibu kalian disampingku itu sudah lebih dari cukup, dia telah melahirkan kalian”.. sejenak kerongkongannya tersekat, “Kalian yg selalu kurindukan hadir di dunia ini dengan penuh cinta yg tidak satupun dapat menghargai dengan apapun. Coba kalian tanya ibumu apakah dia menginginkan keadaanya seperti ini. Kalian menginginkan Bapak bahagia, apakah batin Bapak bisa bahagia meninggalkan ibumu dengan keadaanya sekarang. Kalian menginginkan Bapak yg masih diberi Allah kesehatan dirawat oleh orang lain bagaimana dengan ibumu yg masih sakit.” Sejenak meledaklah tangis anak2 Pak Suyatno. Merekapun melihat butiran2 kecil jatuh dipelupuk mata Ibu Suyatno….dengan pilu ditatapnya mata suami yg sangat dicintainya itu..

Sampailah akhirnya Pak Suyatno diundang oleh salah satu stasiun TV swasta untuk menjadi nara sumber diacara Islami Selepas shubuh dan merekapun mengajukan pertanyaan kepada Pak Suyatno kenapa mampu bertahan selama 25 tahun merawat istrinya yg sudah tidak bisa apa2….disaat itulah meledak tangis beliau dengan tamu yg hadir di studio kebanyakan kaum perempuanpun tidak sanggup menahan haru disitulah Pak Suyatno bercerita.

“Jika manusia didunia ini mengagungkan sebuah cinta tapi dia tidak mencintai karena Allah semuanya akan luntur. Saya memilih istri saya menjadi pendamping hidup saya, dan sewaktu dia sehat diapun dengan sabar merawat saya, mencintai saya dengan hati dan bathinnya bukan dengan mata, dan dia memberi saya 4 orang anak yg lucu2..”

“Sekarang dia sakit berkorban untuk saya karena Allah..dan itu merupakan ujian bagi saya. Sehatpun belum tentu saya mencari penggantinya apalagi dia sakit. Setiap malam saya bersujud dan menangis dan saya dapat bercerita kepada Allah”.

“Diatas sajadah..dan saya yakin hanya kepada Allah saya percaya untuk menyimpan dan mendengar rahasia saya….”

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Is Hamas saving more Jewish lives than Olmert?

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Is Hamas saving more Jewish lives than Olmert?

By Mike Whitney

17/01/08 “ICH — — Hamas’s second in command, Mahmoud al Zahar, has saved more Jewish lives in his short tenure as Palestinian Foreign Minister, than Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. And how has he been rewarded?

Yesterday his son, Hussam al Zahar, was shot dead while defending a civilian enclave in the Palestinian territory by a roving band of Israeli troops. The young man was not connected to any terrorist action. He is simply got in the way of an Israeli bullet and now he’s dead. End of story.

18 other Palestinian men were killed in the attack which has been condemned by foreign leaders around the world. But not in the United States where such barbarity is considered laudable.

Even American stooge, Mahmoud Abbas, blasted the raid saying, “What happened today is a massacre, a slaughter against the Palestinian people. Our people cannot keep silent over these massacres.”

There are photos in Aljazeera of the elder al Zahar offering a final prayer over the corpse of his dead son. It is very sad. This is his second son to be killed by the Israelis. His eldest son was killed in a bombing raid two years ago that was aimed at him. Al Zahar still has not recovered.

As part of the democratically-elected government of the Palestinian people, al Zahar supported Hamas suspension of all suicide bombings within Israel.

How many Jewish lives have been saved by the directive?

At the same time, Israel’s vain and stupid Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert–whose public approval is a paltry 4%–is responsible for the deaths of 113 Israeli soldiers by his bloody and pointless invasion of Lebanon a year ago.

Consider the paradox: Hamas leaders are saving more Jewish lives than Israel’s own Prime Minister. What bitter irony.

No one in the western media even has the courage to talk about the fact that Hamas was instrumental in stopping the attacks on Israeli civilians. Instead, the rationale for killing Palestinians has simply shifted to the random rocket attacks launched by Gaza militants who are beyond Hamas control. It is just an excuse to continue the sanctions which have left Palestinian women and children without sufficient food, water, medical supplies or energy. The people of Gaza are paying a heavy price for being Palestinian; for merely occupying the land which which every nation in the world has confirmed belongs to the Palestinian people. Al Zahar’s son was killed defending that land.

The Israeli raid was ordered by rejectionist Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, the former Prime Minister who sabotaged the Camp David negotiations with Yasser Arafat and then used his operatives in the US media to craft a narrative that Israel had made a “generous offer” to the Palestinian leadership. It was all a hoax. There were never even any maps; let alone any real effort to make concessions on borders, Jerusalem, air space, water, checkpoints etc. Now, Barak is back doing what he does best; inciting Palestinians so that more land can be settled. It’s a tedious and bloody cycle.

The Israeli raid was intended to send a message to Washington. Annapolis is over. The peace talks are over. The grand performance for the media is over. Now it’s back to business.

Its only been a matter of days since Bush left Israel and already the provocations have resumed. Israeli leaders must find it quite gratifying to make the President of the United States look like a laughingstock to the rest of the world. Bush is a fool, but we don’t need Israel to point it out.

A week ago Bush visited Yad Veshem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial, where he said:

“I wish as many people as possible would come to this place. It is a sobering reminder that evil exists and a call that when exists we must resist it.”

Bush only cares about the suffering of Jews, not Palestinians. The policy is counterproductive and hypocritical.

The leaders of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas have been at war since street-battles broke out in Gaza 6 months ago. But they are in agreement about the sudden outbreak of violence following Bush’s trip. Hamas spokesman Taher Nunu summed it up like this, “President Bush gave the green light for the new aggression and other such terrorism.”

Indeed. It appears that the operations had already been planned. As soon as Bush left Israel; the hostilities began.

Al Zahar said, “We believe that this Zionist escalation is the result of Bush’s visit and a natural result of the cover supplied by Bush to the Israeli occupation authorities to go forward in their aggression against the Palestinian people, particularly in the Gaza Strip. We will retaliate in the way they understand.”

115 Palestinians have been killed by the IDF since the end of the Bush’s Annapolis Peace Conference.

Here’s the video by Aljazeera of the Israeli attack on the Gaza suburb that killed al Zahar’s son. Its nothing like the garbage produced by western media.

source: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19096.htm

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Judeo-Christian Peace Processes For The Killing Of Muslim Palestinians

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Judeo-Christian Peace Processes

For The Killing Of Muslim Palestinians

By Agustin Velloso

17 January, 2007

In the early hours of Tuesday, January 15th 2008, the Israeli occupation army in Palestine killed sixteen Palestinians and injured about fifty others, some critically. Once again, it was just another incursion with fighters, helicopters, tanks, armoured bulldozers and snipers in the city of Gaza, which is under an international blockade.

This army did not confront another one in the battlefield, it did not face an army hiding in trenches, guarded by anti-aircraft batteries and equipped with state of the art weapons. It attacked, as it usually does, civilians living under occupation – people who should enjoy special protection according to Geneva Conventions. These people were in the streets of their hometown, Gaza, one of the most populated cities in the world, defenceless. Half Gaza’s inhabitants are under the age of 15.

Beyond the area where the victims’ families live, this crime against humanity is not an issue. Crimes like this have been committed so many times by Israel, and then pardoned and forgotten so fast by its allies in Europe and the United States, that each crime quickly covers the one preceding it : today’s overwrites that of the 14th, which hid that of the 13th, which erased that of the 12th.

Sixteen Palestinians died today, half a dozen yesterday, a similar amount in the previous days. 4,000 have died since September 2000 – many under age. More than 25,000 have been injured – many crippled for life. More than 11,000 are held prisoner – many uncharged and held without trial. More than 6,000 houses have been demolished in the Gaza Strip – another gross violation of Geneva Conventions.

This procession of death and pain is unparalleled, both for its duration (more than 60 years) and for the complicity of the international community. UN consent and active support by some member states acting individually, have been known since 1991 all over the world as “the peace process”.

Those who speak of peace with the Palestinians in Annapolis and other places, are the same people that send their armies to kill them and steal their land. Those who encircle Palestinians inside a watertight blockade are the same people that arm Israel while financing and supporting its deadly attacks. Those who conduct the process and reap the benefits are the Israelis and their European and American allies. The victims, obviously the weakest party by far, are the Palestinians, who lose their lives and their land with each passing day, although they also keep on resisting against all odds, generation after generation.

We are talking about a plan of ethnic cleansing and land robbery very well designed and superbly implemented in comparison with the Nazi plan in the first half of the last century. There is a striking difference though. Leaders responsible for the Nazi plan were found guilty in the Nuremberg trials and hanged afterwards. On the other hand, their latter-day counterparts are considered “men of peace”. They get Nobel Peace Prizes, are promoted to the position of Secretary General of world organisations and international agencies. Some become editorialists or commentators. All of them are paid handsomely.

This difference is not important for Palestinians (or for Iraqis, Lebanese and Afghanis who undergo a similar fate), although it is for Westerners. It shows, even more clearly than some other crimes do (the robbery of poor countries’ natural resources, the unbridled pollution, the exploitation of unskilled workers around the world, etc.) what Judeo-Christian civilisation is willing to do to the other people of the Book, the Muslims, in order to achieve its aims.

The divine commandment and above all the age-old common sense that urges human beings to treat others like equals, was recently transferred to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “all human beings are born free and equal”. It comes as no surprise that more and more Muslims despise this Declaration and also Jews and Christians in general. What is really surprising is why all of them at once do not take this stand more strongly.

Another odd fact is that mass media have managed to convince millions of European and United States citizens to support the peace process, with its absurd summits and ill-fated results, which decent people naturally loathe, instead of supporting international legality and also the sanctity of all human beings, not only Jews.

After this interlude of sixteen corpses, those who watch the farce from their comfortable and safe living rooms, can assume that no Israeli soldier was injured, that Abbas will soon resume kissing Olmert, that Palestinians will show their despair in front of foreign TV crews, and that political leaders together with editorialists will go on exerting strenuous efforts in order for the peace process to move on and advance as decisively and with the same promise as usual towards the end of the Middle East conflict.

Although the images of the blood-stained bodies sent from Gaza could make the commentators of the “bible of the world liberal press” and like-minded media shudder for a second, it is safe to bet that they will not hesitate to write in support of “the peace process” and the efforts made by the Moons, Bushes, Olmerts, Abbases, Solanas and Moratinos of the moment. They will also endorse these individual’s policies designed to protect Westerners against extremists, that is to say, the big majority of Palestinians who voted for HAMAS on January 25th, 2006 who have lived with their children under Israeli occupation since 1967 and more recently under the international blockade now in force in Gaza.

On January 15th, Mr. Zapatero, Spain’s president, showed out his acute sense of timing in Madrid when he insisted before Turkey’s president, Mr. Erdogan, about his efficient proposal for solving the Middle East conflict : the alliance of civilisations, which has enjoyed so much success since its inception some years ago. He also announced another summit in the near future, to which Israel’s president, Mr. Olmert, will be invited as an honoured guest. Most probably the meeting will coincide with yet another massacre of Palestinians by the Israeli occupation army.

If you are neither an editorialist nor a politician. If Palestinians have never harmed you. If you think that Arabs and Muslims are human beings just like you, then you have no reason whatsoever to support their fantasy peace processes and ignore the real deaths of Palestinians. Rather, the right thing to do is the very opposite. It is democratic, human and Christian to denounce the peace process and demand of those responsible that they give it up. Do not allow others to kill in your name, to misrepresent your country and to misuse your religion for this purpose.

Do not say the Palestinian conflict is difficult to understand, or that you do not know where the truth is. In the Palestinian case, as in any other, backing the truth means siding with the victims, not with the aggressors.

proof-read by Toni Solo, activist based in Nicaragua

source: http://www.countercurrents.org/velloso170108.htm

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Guantanamo as a symbol

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 22, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Guantanamo as a symbol

By Ramzy Baroud

Online Journal Contributing Writer

Jan 18, 2008, 00:20

January 11 marked the sixth anniversary of the establishment of the Guantanamo detention camp. Mere months after the start of the 2001 United States invasion of Afghanistan, a large cargo plane landed in a US military base in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay, bringing in a group of hunchbacked, orange-clad, blindfolded, “terrorist” suspects, apparently representing the worst of the worst. They included children and aged men, charity workers, journalists and people who were sold to the US military in exchange for a large bounty.

The debate over this notorious prison has ever since been marred by easy reductionism. The fact is that Guantanamo is neither a warranted compound holding “bad people” — as explained by the ever straightforward President Bush — nor is it a dark spot in the otherwise luminous US record for respecting human rights, rules of war and international treaties. If anything, Guantanamo is a mere extension of a long list of untold violations practised by the Bush administration, which condenses the camp to being a symbol of widespread policy predicated on nonchalantly undermining international law.

The prison is arguably one of the worst mockeries of international law, which was itself drafted partly by American legal experts. Past US administrations may not have been devoted followers of the Geneva Conventions, but neither have they ever discarded international treaties as openly and as arrogantly as the current one. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a personal friend of President Bush, mastered this art in a way that allowed his bosses to adorn their gratuitous actions with the air of legitimacy. Guantanamo was his ultimate masterpiece.

Hundreds of Guantanamo prisoners have subsequently been released; some to the custody of their respective governments. Roughly 275 remain in the camp. Out of a total of about 1,000 only 10 have been charged.

The prisoners at Guantanamo are “among the most dangerous, best trained vicious killers on the face of the earth,” according to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. If that was the case, why wasn’t Rumsfeld prepared to try them in a court of law? After all his self-assured judgment shows that he possessed more evidence than needed by any court to convict and throw them into jail. But, of course, the subject of evidence or lack thereof was irrelevant.

Neither habeas corpus, due process, nor any set of laws, national or international, mattered much to an administration that prided itself on its ability to transcend all of that. Of course, such disregard was justified on the basis of national interests and a whole set of tired pretences. Time, however, showed that Guantanamo, and the overriding militancy it symbolised, has probably done more damage to US national interest than any other event in US history.

In the early years, prisoners at Guantanamo were held in open-air cages, with nothing but a mat and a bucket for a toilet. Anthony D Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, wrote in Salon.com, “We now know that only a small percentage of the many hundreds of men and boys who have been held at Guantanamo were captured on a battlefield fighting against Americans; far more were sold into captivity by tribal warlords for substantial bounties.” Romero cites comments made by a former Guantanamo commander for several years, Brigadier General Jay Hood. The commander told the Wall Street Journal, “Sometimes, we just didn’t get the right folks.”

Moreover, both former Secretary of State Colin Powell and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called for the shutting down of Guantanamo, along with various international bodies and numerous rights groups in the US and abroad. But the Bush administration still persists in maintaining Guantanamo. The chances are if the Guantanamo prisoners were of any value in Operation Enduring Freedom and in the so-called global war on terror, whatever information some of them might have possessed has already been extracted, violently or otherwise. Moreover, if overwhelming evidence against them was indeed at hand, the Bush administration would have tried them long ago. Neither scenario is convincing.

Leigh Sales, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, made the dubious assessment that the “the problem is what to do with the prisoners [if the detention camp is shutdown]. If they are moved to American jails, they will have to be charged and tried under US law. Evidence gathered through coercive interrogations will not be admissible in regular courts and so Bush would risk watching the likes of Mohamed and Hambali walk free.” Such commentary, emulated by others, suggests that the underlying reason behind the preservation of Guantanamo is, more or less, national interests.

However, Guantanamo is staying in business for the exact same reason that the Iraq war rages on, and for similar reasons to why the Bush administration’s failing global policy persists. Shutting down Guantanamo would be an admission of defeat, a declaration of failure, which is something that the patrons of the empire cannot afford, at least not now.

September 11 was an opportune moment to turn a new doctrine into reality, as outlined by the Project for the New American Century, a desperate attempt to sustain an empire that is facing challenges. The tactics, utilised almost immediately after the alleged terrorist attacks, pointed at a foreign and military policy style designed to free itself from accountability to anyone, including the American people, the United Nations and international law. Guantanamo is a grotesque representation of that tactic — and the failure of that tactic.

Indeed, Guantanamo is a dark spot in US history and shall go down in world history as a symbol of injustice and oppression. And it will continue to be a jarring reminder of the inhumanity, the torture, and the extreme violence associated with the Bush administration’s so-called war on terror.

Ramzy Baroud is a Palestinian-American author and editor of PalestineChronicle.com. His work has been published in numerous newspapers and journals worldwide. His latest book is The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People’s Struggle (Pluto Press, London). Read more about him on his website: ramzybaroud.net.

source: http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_2857.shtml

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