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“Muslim Benar versus Muslim Salah”

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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From: Qosim Nursheha Dzulhadi <qosim_deedat@yahoo.com
Subject: [INSISTS] “Muslim Benar versus Muslim Salah”

“Muslim Benar versus Muslim Salah”

Muslim Benar versus Muslim Salah, demikian saya memberi judul refleksi dalam mengkounter judul refleksi Luthfi Assyaukanie dalam bukunya “Islam Benar versus Islam Salah” (Kata Kita, 2007).

Dalam bukunya itu, Luthfi menulis: “Pada akhir tahun 2005, mantan presiden Abdurrahman Wahid menulis sebuah artikel di Wall Street Journal dengan judul Right Islam versus Wrong Islam. Tulisan itu kemudian diterbitkan ulang di beberapa koran ternama seperti New York Times dan Washington Post, serta dimuat di ratusan website penting. Tulisan Gus Dur itu sangat relevan untuk kita baca dan renungkan kembali akhir-akhir ini di saat kaum Muslim terbelah dalam menyikapi penangkapan teroris Abu Dujana. (Luthfi, 2007: 129).

Menurutnya juga, ajakan Gus Dur itu sangat penting di tengah kebingungan dan pertanyaan banyak orang tentang kekerasan yang dilakukan dengan mengatasnamakan Islam. Bagi Gus Dur, masalah itu sangat sederhana jawabannya. Islam pada dasarnya adalah agama damai. Kata “Islam” sendiri berarti perdamaian. Dengan demikian, jika ada ajaran atau perilaku yang bertentangan dengan makna dasar Islam tersebut, maka itu pasti keliru. (ibid: xvi).

Hemat saya, penggunakan istilah “Islam Benar, Islam Salah” adalah salah kaprah. “Islam” tetap benar, tidak ada Islam salah. Sejak zaman nabi Adam as hingga nabi Muhammad SAW Islam tetap agama yang benar, tidak ada Islam salah. Yang salah adalah cara pandang seorang Muslim terhadap Islam. Sehingga muncullah istilah Islam “teroris”, radikal, liberal, progresif, substantif, dlsb. Semuanya mengatasnamakan Islam. Padahal itu bukan Islam, hanya cara pandang terhadap Islam. Islam tetap satu: “Islam Benar”. Maka, lebih tepat menurut saya adalah istilah “Muslim Benar, Muslim Salah” (Right Muslim versus Wrong Muslim).

Luthfi juga terlalu melebar ketika membahas “kebenaran dan kesalahan”. Dia mencatat: “Kebenaran dalam agama bersifat relatif, karena ia dibatasi oleh logika dan paradigma pemeluk agama tertentu. Apa yang orang-orang Islam yakini benar belum tentu benar menurut orang-orang Kristen. Begitu juga apa yang dianggap benar menurut orang-orang Kristen bisa jadi salah menurut orang-orang Islam. Namun demikian, ada kebenaran dalam agama yang tidak relatif, yakni kebenaran yang mengandung nilai-nilai universal. Kebenaran ini bukan hanya benar menurut kaum Muslim, tapi juga benar menurut penganut agama-agama lain, bahkan menurut orang-orang yang tidak beragama.

Salah satu contohnya adalah kemerdekaan untuk beragama dan tidak beragama. Ini adalah nilai moralitas dalam Islam yang sangat tinggi dan universal. Al-Qur’an secara jelas menyebut hal ini dengan mengatakan “tidak ada paksaan dalam beragama” (QS. 2: 256) dan “bagimu agamamu dan bagiku agamaku” (QS. 109: 6). (ibid: xii-xiii).

Tentu saja demikian. Konsep tauhid dalam Islam jelas berbeda dengan konsep ketuhanan dalam Kristen dan Yahudi. Tidak mungkin disatukan konsep “Trinitas” (Kristen), Yahweh (Yahudi), Trimurti (Hindu) dengan konsep “Tauhid Islam”. Agama manapun akan menolaknya dengan keras. Jadi kebebasan beragama atau bahkan memilih atheisme bukan dalam ranah nilai-nilai universal. Itu adalah bentuk “toleransi tingkat tinggi” yang ada di dalam Islam. Itu sudah ada sejak Nabi SAW berada di Mekah.

Qs. 2: 256 pun sejatinya merupakan “sindiran tegas” bagi mereka yang benar-benar berakal. “Tidak ada paksaan dalam memeluk agama (Islam), karena sudah tampak dengan jelas ‘kebenaran’ (al-rusyd) dari ‘kesesatan’ (al-ghayy). Jika dipenggal ayatnya sampai laa ikraaha fiddiin, benar bahwa tidak ada paksaan dalam memasuki agama Islam. Tetapi Allah memberikan sindiran bagi siapapun yang ingin menentukan satu pilihan (agama), bahwa jalan hidayah (petunjuk) itu sudah jelas dari jalan kesesatan. Tinggal orang yang berakal sehat saja yang mau memilih agama apa sesuai seleranya. Islam adalah agama universal, bukan lokal apalagi dianggap tidak sesuai dengan zaman. Konsep rahmatan lil alamin adalah bukti bahwa Islam adalah agama universal (universe), untuk seluruh isi alam ini.

Dan Qs. 109: 6 adalah bukti ketegasan dalam “berakidah”. Dalam bermuamalah (interaksi sosial) Islam mengajarkan tidak ada ‘pilih bulu’. Silahkan bermuamalah dengan Yahudi, Kristen, Hindu, Budha, Kong Hu Chu, dslb. Tapi dalam berakidah, konsepnya mutlak: lakum dinukum wa liyadin). Tidak ada tawar menawar di sana. Ini bukan nilai-nilai universal.

Menurut Luthfi, fenomena Islam Salah telah ada sejak lama, namun baru menjadi gerakan massif sejak era modern, khususnya sejak tahun 1970an. Pada tingkat intelektual, fenomena ini ditandai dengan terbitnya buku-buku ideologis yang ditulis oleh para aktivis semacam Abul A‘la al-Maududi, Sayyid Qutb, dan Muhammad Qutb. Pada level praktis, Islam Salah disuarakan oleh gerakan politis semacam Ikhwanul Muslimin, Jamaah Islamiyah, dan Al-Qaeda. (ibid: xv).

Jadi, menurut Luthfi al-Maududi, Sayyid Qutb dan Muhammad Qutb adalah contoh real dari Islam Salah. Ikhwan, Jamaah Islamiyah dan Al-Qaeda juga bentuk dari Islam Salah. Kita tahu, bahwa tokoh-tokoh yang dianggap oleh Luthfi sebagai Islam Salah adalah orang-orang yang kritis terhadap peradaban Barat. Sayyid Qutb pernah ke Amerika. Sepulangnya dari sana dia mengkritik negeri Paman Sam habis-habisan. Luthfi tidak inginkan itu. Maka dia korek pemikiran Sayyid Qutb lewat Ma‘alim fi al-Thariq-nya. Dia juga menolak pemikiran Muhammad Qutb (adik kandung Sayyid Qutb) lewat bukunya Jahiliyah al-Qarn al-‘Isyrin (Jahiliyah Abad ke-20) (ibid: 160 dan 157). Luthfi baru ‘lega’ jika kedua pemikiran Muslim terkenal itu membungkukkan punggung mereka di hadapan peradaban Barat.

Luthfi mungkin lupa, bahwa Sayyid Qutb adalah seorang “as-syahid” yang berani dan mati-matian mempertahankan konsep pemikiran dan idenya. Bisa jadi keteguhan dirinya tidak sebanding dengan ‘biji sawi’ keimanan kita. Seorang pemikir progresif Mesir, Dr. Hassan Hanafi, dalam tulisannya al-Tafsir wa Mashalihul Ummah mencatat bahwa metode penafsiran Sayyid Qutb dalam Fi Zhilal al-Qur’an merupakan metode “reformis” (al-ishlah). Artinya, Hanafi mengakui bahwa Sayyid Qutb seorang “reformis”. Dan tidak adil jika perjalanan intelektualitas Qutb hanya dilihat sepotong-sepotong. Hanya lewat Ma‘alim fi al-Thariq. Sunnguh tidak adil.

Pemikiran Qutb bisa ditelusuri lewat al-Tashwir al-Fanni fi al-Qur’an, sebagai mukaddimah tafsir Fi Zhilal al-Qur’an. Konsep wordview Islamnya dapat diselisik dalam al-Tashawwur al-Islamiy wa Muqawwimatuhu. Konsep ekonominya dapat dilihat dalam buku kecilnya Tafsir Ayat al-Riba (Tafsir ayat-ayat Riba). Visi Islamnya jelas tergambar dalam al-Mustaqbal lihadz al-Din (Masa Depan Milik Agama Ini/Islam). Kehidupan Qutb jangan dilihat sepotong-sepotong, karena akan melahirkan ketidakadilan konklusi.

Muhammad Qutb juga demikian. Tidak bisa hanya dilihat dari Jahiliyah al-Qarn al-‘Isyrin. Konsep pembaruan Muhammad Qutb dapat dibaca dalam bukunya yang sangat mencerahkan, Qadhiyyah al-Tanwir fi al-‘Alam al-Islamiy (Isu Pencerahan di Dunia Islam). Di dalamnya dia mengusulkan pembaruan cara pandang terhadap akidah, politik, ekonomi, dlsb. Pemikirnnya yang mencarahkan, dapat juga dibaca dalam bukunya paling anyar, al-Mughalathat.

Kita benar-benar harus bersikap jurdil (jujur dan adil). Tidak boleh pakai sistem gebyah uyah. Dengan modal ‘jurdil’ ini, kita dapat melihat mana “Muslim Benar” dan mana “Muslim Salah”. Menyalahkan pemikiran orang secara membabi-buta, saya kira, merupakan gambaran pribadi “Muslim Salah”, karena dalam dirinya sudah ada perasaan sebagai “Islam Benar”.

(Medan, Kamis, 24 Januari 2008)

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“Islam Perdana atawa Islam Orientalis?”

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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=== News Update ===

From: Qosim Nursheha Dzulhadi <qosim_deedat@yahoo.com
Subject: [INSISTS] “Islam Perdana atawa Islam Orientalis?”

“Islam Perdana atawa Islam Orientalis?”

Dalam bukunya “Islam Benar versus Islam Salah” (Depok: Kata Kita, 2007), Luthfi menulis satu refleksi dengan judul ‘Islam Perdana’. Apa yang dia maksud dengan “Islam Perdana”?

“Selama ini, kajian-kajian Islam awal, saya lebih suka menyebutnya sebagai “Islam Perdana”, banyak dilakukan oleh para orientalis. Sejak awal abad ke-19, para orientalis berusaha menyuguhkan asal-usul agama ini dari berbagai aspeknya, dari sejarah Muhammad (Arthur Jeffrey), sejarah Al-Qur’an (Thedor Noldeke), sejarah Hadis (Nabia Abott), dan sejarah Fikih (Joseph Schacht). Karya yang agak komprehensif tentang Islam perdana adalah buku Montgomery Watt berjudul The Formative Period of Islamic Thought.” (Luthfi, 2007: 41).

Luthfi seakan ‘menyesal’ karena banyak kajian tentang Islam perdana yang dilakukan kaum Muslim umumnya bersifat apologetis. Menurutnya, jika ada persoalan serius yang dikhawatirkan bakal mengganggu ketentraman beragama, kajian itu akan dihentikan atau ditafsirkan sedemikian rupa agar sesuai dengan keyakinan ortodoksi Islam. Dari kacamata ilmiah, pendekatan seperti ini tentu saja tak ada gunanya sama sekali.

Tapi dia memberikan pujian kepada beberapa penulis –yang menurut saya liberal, bahkan merusak konstruk pemikiran Islam–yang dia kagumi sebagai ‘orang-orang yang objektif’ dalam mengkaji Islam.

Luthfi menulis:
“Untunglah situasi ini berubah. Sejak beberapa tahun terakhir mulai muncul sarjana Muslim yang memiliki dedikasi kesarjanaan yang tinggi dan tumbuh dari latar belakang Islam yang kuat. Para sarjana Muslim seperti Mahmud al-Qumni, Khalil Abdul Karim, dan Zakaria Ouzon, adalah beberapa nama di antara puluhan nama lain yang mulai mengkaji dan membaca Islam perdana. (ibid: 43).

Tentang Ouzon, dia menulis: “Trilogi yang ditulis Ouzon, Jarimah al-Syafi‘i, Jarimah al-Bukhari, dan Jarimah al-Sibawaih, merupakan studi rintisan tentang para tokoh penting era pembentukan Islam yang dilakukan lewat pendekatan kritis. Selama ini tulisan-tulisan tentang Imam al-Syafi‘i atau Imam al-Bukhari dilakukan secara tidak kritis sama sekali. Buku-buku tentang tokoh-tokoh Islam ditulis sebagai karya hagiografi ketimbang biografi.” (ibid: 43).

Saya melihat, Luthfi memposisikan dirinya sebagai pengkaji ‘Islam Perdana’ lewat tangga-tangga yang dibangun oleh para orientalis dan pemikir liberal Arab. Dia lebih banyak menuduh kaum Muslim yang mengkaji sejarah awal Islam, ketimbang mengkritisi kajian beberapa sarjana Barat (orientalis) tentang Islam. Maka tidak heran, jika dia menyanjung Jeffrey, Schacht, Noldeke, dan Abott. Alih-alih mau bersikap “kritis” malah terjebak dalam logika para muqallid.

Jeffrey (1893-1959) bukan hanya menulis tentang Nabi Muhammad SAW. Sumbangannya yang sangat mahal, menurut para orientalis lain, adalah kajiannya tentang Al-Qur’an. Dia dianggap sebagai salah seorang orientalis yang menerapkan biblical criticism ke dalam studi Al-Qur’an dengan sederetan orientalis lainnya. (Adnin Armas, Metodologi Bibel dalam Studi Al-Qur’an: Kajian Kritis, (Bandung: GIP, I, 2005). Begitu juga dengan William Montgomery Watt.

Jeffrey berpendapat bahwa sebagaimana manuskrip-manuskrip kuno Bibel memiliki berbagai perbedaan yang mendasar antara yang satu dan yang lainnya, dia menyimpulkan sebenarnya terdapat berbagai mushaf tandingan (rival codices) terhadap mushaf ‘Utsmani. (Adnin, ibid: 53). Sama dengan Jeffrey, Noldeke, seorang orientalis asal Jerman juga melakukan studi tentang sejarah Al-Qur’an, Geschichte des Qorans. Sama dengan studi Jeffrey, studi Noldeke pun tidak luput dari usaha ambisius dan tendensius. Kebanyakan para orientalis –menurut Luthfi sedikit jumlahnya–mengkaji Al-Qur’an tidak murni ilmiah. Mayaritas mereka menyembunyikan ‘niat busuknya’ lewat tameng ‘studi ilmiah’.

Kajian Abott tentang hadis tidak jauh berbeda dengan para pendahulunya. Ignaz Goldziher dan Schacht, dalam mengkaji hadis lebih ‘ilmiah’ dibanding Abott. Meskipun begitu, Schacht juga masih ‘mengekor’ kepada studi Goldziher. Pandangan Goldziher tentang sunnah Nabi SAW pun “keliru”. (Lihat, Fazlur Rahman, Islam, (terj): Ahsin Mohammad, (Bandung: Pustaka, 1984: 54). Setelah Goldziher adalah D.S. Margoliouth, yang kemudian, menurut Rahman, diasumsikan oleh Schacht yang menyatakan bahwa hampir-hampir tidak meninggalkan warisan apapun selain Al-Qur’an. (Lihat, Rahman, ibid: 56-57).

Di Indonesia, pemikir yang ditembus otaknya oleh orientalis adalah Harun Nasution. Gaya orientalisnya dalam memandang sunnah dapat dilihat dalam bukunya Islam Ditinjau dari Berbagai Aspeknya, (Prof. Dr. Harun Nasution, Islam Ditinjau dari Berbagai Aspeknya, Penerbit UI Press, cet. kelima, 1985, jilid 1, hlm. 28-30). Tentang hadis Nabi SAW, Harun mencatat:
“Karena hadits tidak dihafal dan tidak dicatat dari sejak semula, tidaklah dapat diketahui dengan pasti mana hadits yang betul-betul berasal dari Nabi dan mana hadits yang dibuat-buat. Abu Bakar dan Umar sendiri, walaupun mereka sezaman dengan Nabi, bahkan dua sahabat terdekat dengan Nabi tidak begitu saja menerima hadits yang disampaikan kepada mereka. Abu Bakar meminta supaya dibawa seorang saksi yang memperkuat hadits itu berasal dari Nabi, dan Ali bin Abi Thalib meminta supaya pembawa hadits bersumpah atas kebenarannya.

Dalam pada itu, jumlah hadits yang dikatakan berasal dari Nabi bertambah banyak sehingga keadaannya bertambah sulit membedakan mana hadits yang oriosinil dan mana hadits yang dibuat-buat. Diriwayatkan bahwa Bukhari mengumpulkan 600.000 (enam ratus ribu) hadits, tetapi setelah mengadakan seleksi, yang dianggapnya hadits orisinil hanya 3.000 (tiga ribu) dari yang 600.000 itu, yaitu hanya setengah persen.

Tidak ada kesepakatan kita antara umat Islam tentang keorisinalan semua hadits dari Nabi. Jadi berlainan dengan ayat-ayat Al-Qur’an yang semuanya diakui oleh seluruh umat Islam adalah wahyu yang diterima Nabi dan kemudian beliau teruskan kepada umat Islam. Oleh karena itu, kekuatan hadits sebagai sumber ajaran-ajaran Islam tidak sama dengan kekuatan Al-Qur’an.”

Pendapat dan kajian orientalis tentang sunnah pun sudah ‘dibabat habis’ oleh Prof. Dr. M.M. Al-A‘zami dalam bukunya Studies in Early Hadith Literature (Hadis Nabawi dan Sejarah Kodifikasinya, (Pustaka Firdaus, III, 2006), [terj]: Prof. Dr. H. Ali Mustafa Ya’kub, M.A). Karyanya ini pun dipuji oleh Prof. A. J. Arberry dari Universitas Cambridge, Inggris. Beliau memberikan catatan: “No doubt the most important field of research, relative to the study of Hadith, is the discovery, verification, and evaluation of the smaller collections of Traditions antedating the six canonical collections of al-Bukhari, Muslim and the rest. In this field, Dr. Azmi has done pioneer work of the highest value, and he has done it according to the exact standards of scholarship. The thesis wich he persented, and for which Cambridge conferred on him the degree of Ph.D., is in my opinion one of the most exciting and original investigations in this field of modern times.” (Azami: vi).

Studi Abott tentang pernikahan Rasul SAW dan A‘isyah dijadikan sebagai landasan orang-orang tak faham sunnah dalam mencerca Islam. (Lihat Abott, Aishah-The Beloved of Mohammed, Al-Saqi Books, London, 1985). Inikah yang dimaksud oleh Luthfi sebagai kajian yang baik tentang kajian terhadap ‘Islam Perdana’?

Kajian-kajian Ouzon terhadap Imam Syafi‘i, Imam al-Bukhari dan Sibawaih pun hanya dipenuhi oleh tuduhan tak berdasar. Sama dengan Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd dalam bukunya al-Imam al-Syafi‘i wa Ta’sis al-Aydiyulujiyah al-Wasathiyyah. Yang ada hanya tuduhan saja. Kata-kata yang digunakan oleh Ouzon pun adalah “jarimah”, kejahatan atau tindak kriminal. Apa benar ketiga ilmuwan hebat Muslim tersebut dianggap melakukan tindak kriminal karena telah membangun ilmu Islam (Ushul Fiqh, hadis dan Nawhu)? Sebelum Ouzon pun sudah terbit di Mesir (2004) satu buku yang berjudul Saqatha Sibawaih.

Tapi itulah, para pemikir (orientalis atau Muslim) yang disukai oleh Luthfi. Setiap pemikir yang mencoba mengobok-obok ajaran Islam, tetap dianggap sebagai pemikir ‘yang baik’. Karena menurutnya, memberikan kajian yang bermanfaat bagi ‘Islam Perdana’. Maka dipujilah para penulis liberal dan Marxis, seperti Ouzon, Nasr Hamid, Khalil Abdul Karim. Mungkin karena tulisannya bersifat “refleksi”, Luthfi tak bisa melihat pendapat para orientalis itu secara kritis dan objektif. Islam yang disuguhkan Luthfi dalam refleksinya adalah “Islam Orientalis”, bukan ‘Islam Perdana’ yang diinginkannya.

(Medan, Kamis, 24 Januari 2008)

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Kita Ditipu Mentah-mentah

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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From: Erwin@asc.co.id
Subject: [Sabili] Ahmadiah, Kita Ditipu Mentah-mentah

Kita Ditipu Mentah-mentah

HM Amin Djamalduddin

Jumat, 18 Januari 2008 10:53:00

Dalam jumpa pers yang diselenggarakan Litbang Depag RI di kantor Depag aman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), amir Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia (JAI) bdul Basit mengungkapkan 12 penjelasan yang sangat berbeda dengan yang selama ini dipahami banyak orang. Salah satunya mereka menyebut Mirza Ghulam Ahmad hanyalah seorang guru, mursyid, serta pembawa berita gembira dan peringatan.

Pimpinan LPPI (Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengkajian Islam) HM Amin Djamaluddin mempertanyakan perubahan yang dianggapnya drastis itu. ”Sekarang logikanya, Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia mengaku Mirza bukan nabi. Sedangkan Ahmadiyah dunia mengakui Mirza itu nabi. Kira-kira masuk akal tidak apabila ada Koramil di tingkat kecamatan tidak mengakui Mabes TNI di Jakarta?”, ujarnya sambil memberi pengibaratan.

Berikut ini wawancara dengan pria kelahiran Nusa Tenggara Barat yang aktif mengkaji berbagai aliran sesat ini:

Dalam penjelasan kepada pers, amir Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia mengatakan buku Tadzkirah bukanlah kitab suci, melainkan hanya catatan pengalaman rohani Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, pendapat Anda?

Dalam buku Tadzkirah disebutkan bahwa Tadzkirah adalah wahyu suci. Wahyu suci kalau dikumpulkan jadi kitab suci, logikanya demikian. Ditulis Tadzkirah yakni Wahyu Suci, bukan pengalaman rohani. Penulisnya Mirza Ghulam Ahmad semasa masih hidup dalam 86 buku yang sudah disatukan. Jadi benar kalau dikumpulkan 27 tahun setelah wafatnya Ahmad. Di sini duduk persoalannya. Ini data asli semua. Jadi ini masalah besar. Dalam buku yang ditulis Mirza disebutkan:

Ya Ahmad, Barakallahu fiik. Arrahman ‘allamal quran. Litundziro qouman maa undziro aabaa-uhum wa litastabiina sabiilalal mujrimin. Ini surat Alquran sambung sana, sambung sini. Ada surat Ar-Rahman, ada surat Yaasin.

Anda mempelajari juga Alqiyadah Al Islamiyah. Anda melihat ada kesamaan di antara keduanya?

Sama. Tokohnya sama-sama mengaku al Masih al Maw’ud. Dia (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) mengambil ayat-ayat Alquran yang kemudian disambung-sambung. Dalam buku yang diterjemahkan berjudul Memperbaiki Suatu Kesalahan oleh Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Imam Mahdi Al Masih al Maw’ud, alih bahasa HS Yahya Ponto Penerbit Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia Cabang Bandung, dijelaskan, ”Baru-baru ini seorang Ahmadi ditanya oleh seorang yang tidak menyetujui dengan pendirianku,” kata Mirza. ‘Orang yang kamu bai’at di tangannya dia mengaku menjadi nabi dan rasul,” kata orang yang bukan Ahmadiyah. Ia menjawab dengan kata-kata yang mengingkarinya bahwa Mirza itu bukan nabi, kata pengikut Ahmadiyah. Padahal jawaban demikian itu salah, kata Mirza. Yang sebenarnya adalah bahwa itu wahyu suci dari Allah SWT yang diwahyukan kepadaku di dalamnya mengandung kata-kata rasul, mursal, dan nabi. Bukan hanya sekali atau dua kali, malah berratus-ratus kali. Kemudian dilanjutkan, huwalladzii arsala rasulahu bilhuda wa diinil haqqi liyudzhirohu aladdini kullih. Di sini, kata Mirza, dalam wahyu ini nyata benar bahwa Aku dipanggil dengan namu rasul. Jadi wahyu ini juga diturunkan kepada Mirza. Nabi Muhammad SAW , dia dapat.Dijelaskan oleh Mirza, dalam wahyu ini nyata benar bahwa aku dipanggil dengan nama rasul. Kemudian ada ayat yang terdapat dalam surat al Fath ayat 29 yang artinya:

”Muhammad itu adalah utusan Allah dan orang-orang yang bersama dengan dia adalah keras terhadap orang-orang kafir, tetapi berkasih sayang sesama mereka.”

Mirza kembali menyatakan, Dalam wahyu ini, Allah SWT menyebutkan namaku Muhammad dan rasul. Jadi, Muhammad adalah Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, begitu mereka menyakini. Kita tertipu dengan syahadatnya orang Ahmadiyah. Namanya sama Muhammad, padahal keyakinan kita nama Muhammad itu adalah Nabi Muhammad dari Makkah. Kalau Ahmadiyah, nama Muhammad itu adalah Nabi Mirza dari India. Nama sama wujudnya berbeda. Ini terdapat di halaman 5 dalam buku Memperbaiki Suatu Keadaan itu. Jadi, buat yang tahu betul dengan Ahmadiyah, merasa sakit hati ditipu mentah-mentah.

Anda memberi masukan ke Departemen Agama soal ini?

Saya sudah bilang sama Pak Atho (Prof Dr Atho Mudzhar Kabalitbang Depag RI) Selasa pekan lalu di hadapan stafnya. ”Pak Atho, bagi orang yang tahu Ahmadiyah, penjelasan 12 poin amir Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia ini sakit betul. Sakit betul buat yang faham. Buat yang tidak faham, tidak ada masalah. Tapi bagi yang faham, sakit betul. Saya tunjukkan semua buku yang ditulis Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

Anda mengkaji berapa sumber untuk mendasari pandangan Anda tentang ajaran Ahmadiyah?

Cukup banyak. Yang besar-besar ya seperti Tadzkirah dan Haqiqatul Wahyi. Lebih dari 30 buku tentang Ahmadiyah yang ditulis oleh mereka dan di luar mereka.

Yang Anda tahu, Ahmadiyah ada berapa cabang?

Sekarang sudah 303 cabang. Yang paling berkembang adalah Ahmadiyah Qodian. Kalau Ahmadiyah Lahore (Gerakan Ahmadiyah Indonesia) tidak berkembang, hanya ada di Yogyakarta dan Jakarta.

Apa sesungguhnya yang membedakan antara Gerakan Ahmadiyah Indonesia dengan Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia?

Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia yang juga disebut Ahmadiyah Qadiyani meyakini Mirza Ghulam Ahmad itu nabi dan rasul. Sedangkan Gerakan Ahmadiyah Indonesia yang terkenal dengan Lahore meyakini Mirza Ghulam Ahmad itu adalah mujaddid (pembaharu) tapi mendapat wahyu.

Apa yang Anda cermati dari omongan amir Ahmadiyah?

Dalam sebuah media, Ahad (13/1), Amir JAI Abdul Basit ketika ditanya soal perlunya jamaah Ahmadiyah kembali ke ‘jalan yang benar’ dengan tidak mengakui Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sebagai nabi, dengan tegas ia mengatakan, ‘Ini masalah keyakinan. Tidak bisa ada orang yang memaksa agar keyakinan disatukan. Tidak bisa pula dipaksakan falsafah bangsa kita kan Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. Kami tidak mau dipaksakan agar sama dengan keyakinan Islam mainstream.’

Itu hari Minggu. Kok Senin sudah berbeda pendapatnya?

Bagaimana sesungguhnya penerimaan Ahmadiyah di negara asalnya?

Kalau di India masih belum dilarang, tapi di Pakistan sudah dilarang. Di Pakistan mereka boleh mengikuti pemilu dan sebagainya tapi disebut non muslim. Jadi bukan bagian dari Islam. Nah, di Indonesia kita minta mereka non-Islam atau bikin agama baru, agama Ahmadiyah. Kalau agama Islam, nabinya Nabi Muhammad SAW, kitab sucinya Alquran, tempat suci Makkah dan Madinah. Ahmadiyah, nabinya Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, kitab sucinya Tadzkirah, tempat sucinya Rabwah dan Qadian. Agama Ahmadiyah jadi kita hidup berdampingan. Jadi, jangan bawa-bawa agama Islam. Yang jadi masalah, Alquran diacak-acak. Menggabung-gabungkan satu ayat Alquran dengan ayat yang lainnya.

Bagaimana seharusnya pemerintah bersikap, agar reaksi umat Islam tidak menjurus ke arah anarkis?

Nah, ini. Kalau ada yang memutarbalikkan lagu Indonesia Raya ditangkap polisi, ini Alquran diacak-acak, didiamkan saja. Polisi tidak bertindak jadi jangan salahkan bila umat bertindak. Karena polisi diam, akhirnya umat bertindak. Jangan disalahkan masyarakat.

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Muslim caretaker for a Hindu temple

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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

=== News Update ===

Muslim caretaker for a Hindu temple

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter

Kaimur, Bihar: Azimuddin looks after the temple as devoutly as he offers namaz. With his faithful association with the Mundeshwari Temple atop Kaimur Hills in Bihar, Azimuddin has become a legend in his own way.

Unmoved by what happened to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on December 6, 1992 and how dozens of mosques were bulldozed during the 2002 Gujarat pogrom, Azimuddin , a Muslim by religion, has been looking after the temple and taking part in every religious ceremony held there.

The temple was built in 101 A.D. Thousands of devotees visit the shrine every year, believing that the Goddess fulfils their wishes.

“I am a Muslim and offer namaz daily but I have a great devotion to “Maa Mundeshwari,” says Azimuddin, caretaker of the temple.

He works overtime to ensure that tourists may not face any inconvenience visiting the shrine. According to locals, Azimuddin played a vital role in the construction of a concrete road to the temple.Azimuddin is happy with the Bihar government’s decision to grant Rs 2 crore to the Bihar State Hindu Religious Trust Board for the construction of a ropeway. He says that the protection of relics of the temple is urgently needed, many of which have been stolen over the years.On communal harmony, he says that people should have religious tolerance and politicians should not be let divide the society in the name of religion and caste.

source : http://www.twocircles.net/2008jan19/muslim_caretaker_hindu_temple.html

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One of the holiest shrines in Christendom, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, has been cared for by two Muslim families for centuries

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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

=== News Update ===

One of the holiest shrines in Christendom, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, has been cared for by two Muslim families for centuries. Evidently, the differing Christian sects that worshipped there couldn’t agree on who should have the keys to the church, so they gave them to the Muslims.

Muslims regard Christians and Jews as “People of the Book,” fellow monotheists, and have given them protection and freedom for centuries (they are called DHIMMIS, protected people). It is part of the teaching of the Holy Qur’an, but this is the first time I have ever heard of that kind of tolerance and protection being extended to people who are not monotheistic.

Perhaps we will have peace in this world one day, after all. That is, of course, what religion is supposed to be about.

I tried to look for information about this on the Internet, and found this article, which gives some insight into the tensions surrounding the holy sites in Palestine.http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/augustweb-only/8-11-43.0.html

There is another article at http://www.trekker.co.il/english/church-holy-sepulchre.htm that explains the history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

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Pay No Attention to The Soldier Saying the Government is Lying about 9-11

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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

=== News Update ===

Pay No Attention to The Soldier Saying the Government is Lying about 9-11

By Curt Maynard

Can’t you just see some producer at Fox News calling his friends at CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS, ABC, and NBC confidently telling them it’s time to arrest Warren Jeffs, the Mormon polygamist, who has allegedly been dodging federal authorities for the last few years? I can – I can see them calling their allies at the FBI, who have known where Jeffs has been for a long time and telling them, “since the titillating JonBenet Ramsey case is over, why don’t you arrest Jeffs now, and we’ll plaster his face all over every television in the United States, and over every front page in the print media for the next four months in order to keep America’s mind off issues that really do have some importance.”

The American media is worse than worthless, I strongly encourage you to turn off your television and find anything else to do with your time. As a student of psychology, the only reason I watch the television these days is to see what the current propagandistic approach [spin] is on any given event and/or issue. Last week it was the JonBenet Ramsey crap, and now it looks like it’ll be Warren Jeffs for the next couple of months. I don’t care about Jeffs, and neither does the vast majority of Americans, but that doesn’t matter, we’ll all be forced to hear about him over the next several weeks because the media says that’s what we want to see. It’s a lot like the Mel Gibson case, according to a Fox News poll, more than eighty percent of Americans literally don’t care what Gibson said about the Jews, but we’ve been forced to hear what the Jewish media thinks about him every day over the last three weeks.[1]

If you’ve been watching Fox News over the last month, you’ve probably noticed the pro-Israel commercial inviting viewers to call an 800 number in order to “show their support,” for the poor suffering Israelis. I called that number today, 800-225-1119, and asked the woman that answered if she knew of a similar number that I could call in order to show my support of the Lebanese and Arabs in general, she grew very quiet, so I hung up, only to have my phone immediately ring back, suggesting that these folks are getting numerous anti-Israel call ins, and they’re trying to intimidate those who don’t support the Jewish state. So I called them again and said that as an Anglo-Saxon Protestant, I loathe the Jewish state, recognize it for what it is, a terrorist state, and will never support them. This time, the individual tried to admonish me from a script she had undoubtedly been given by her handlers weeks ago – I hung up again, if I wanted to hear that crap, I’ll watch television.

So anyway, I’m on the Internet this morning and reading [imagine that] an article I saw on the most excellent website, Whatreallyhappened.com that was written by investigative journalist Stephen Webster of the Lone Star Icon, entitled “Under Fire! U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst Targeted For Suggesting New Independent 9/11 Investigation,”[2] and details the story of an Army Sergeant First Class named Donald Buswell, who is being “investigated for using his government email account to send out messages that could be considered “disloyal to the United States.” According to Webster, the military is implying that this Purple Heart recipient “could soon find himself dishonorably discharged, court martialed, or worse.” So what did Buswell write in this email? I’m glad you asked, that implies you aren’t asleep. Buswell wrote the following:

“I say Occums razor is the best way to deduce this ‘day of infamy’; if you weigh all options, do some simple studying you will see 911 was clearly not executed by some arabs in caves with cell phones and 3 day old newspapers! I mean how are Arabs benefiting from pulling off 911? They have more war, more death and dismal conditions, so, how did 911 benefit them? Answer: It didn’t. So, who benefited from 9-11? The answer is sad, but simple; The Military Industial [sic] Complex… It’s not a paranoid conspiracy to think there are conspiracies out there…and, it’s not Liberal Lunacy either, nor is it Conservative Kookiness! People, fellow citizens we’ve been had! We must demand a new independent investigation into 911 and look at all options of that day, and all plausabilities [sic], even the most incredulous theories must be examined.”[3]

No wonder the military is investigating Sergeant First Class Buswell; he said the obvious, i.e. “911 was clearly not executed by some arabs in caves,” and that Arabs never benefited from the attack, something the media and US Government desperately want you to believe. Buswell’s real crime wasn’t so much that he believes the above or even that he used his government email account to say so, his real crime was that he had the nerve to say so out loud, to say the same thing that most patriotic soldiers already believe, the United States government is lying about 9-11!

Sergeant Buswell is definitely a hero and patriot – I wouldn’t worry too much about him being court martialed and/or discharged dishonorably from the Army, primarily because the US government knows he’d make far more money and become far better known on the national 9-11 skeptics circuit than he will if they keep him safely tucked away in some dark corner at some insignificant post in bugtussle nowhere. The military will definitely attempt to get Buswell to do a “Mel Gibson” to prostrate himself and apologize for his statements and to say he really doesn’t believe them. They’ll threaten him in every conceivable way in order to force him to do this, but I doubt they’ll publicize this case any further with a court martial and/or dishonorable discharge. Buswell is a hero after all; he was wounded in combat and is the recipient of a Purple Heart. How would it look if the US government persecuted such a man? It’s been the government and media all along that have foisted the idea on us that Americans that don’t “fully support the soldiers,” by fully supporting the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, aren’t exactly patriotic – how would it look if the military were to court martial a Purple Heart recipient for having an opinion?

Lastly, and what I find most interesting about this case, is that a Google News search conducted this morning, reveals that there is not a single mainstream article out there about the Buswell case, not one, except for one article out of Belgium.[4] Now how do you like that? If Americans want to learn anything further about Sergeant Buswell, they’ll have to read it in a Belgian paper.

Just in case any reader would like to send the Colonel, Luke S. Green, that initiated the investigation of Hero First Class Buswell an email, here is the only private email address I could find on the Internet that belongs to the loser Colonel Green. greenl@stc.net [This email address was used by Green in 1997]

Wake up America, you’re being taken for a ride.

source : http://curtmaynardsblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/pay-no-attention-to-soldier-saying.html

[1] http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,208025,00.html
[2] http://www.lonestaricon.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=426&z=54
[3] To read his entire statement goto http://www.lonestaricon.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=426&z=40
[4] http://www.dedefensa.org/choix.php?link_id=6757&comm=1

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9-11 Truth And The Holocaust

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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

=== News Update ===

9-11 Truth And The Holocaust

By Wendy Campbell

Thursday, January 24, 2008

There is a website (http://911review.com/denial/holocaust.html) with a page entitled “Holocaust Denial Versus 9/11 Truth.”

That title gives away the real perspective of the writer as being a Zionist Jew however the writer declined to divulge his ethnicity or religion or even his/her name. (For the record, I am not Jewish by way of ethnicity nor religion. I am of Swedish, English and Irish ethnicity and of Christian background. I am a human rights activists who advocates for completely equal rights for all with no exceptions, especially here in the US and also in Israel, which is dependent on massive US financial and otherwise support.)

I am going to deconstruct this obvious Zionist Jewish writer’s article here.

First of all, most people who are supportive of the growing skepticism about the official Jewish version of what Jews have coined as “The Holocaust” prefer to call that skepticism “Holocaust Revisionism” rather than “Holocaust Denial”. The reason for that is that everyone knows that Jews were persecuted by the Nazis during WWII, which lasted from 1939 to 1945 (a total of six years). No one denies that. Please note that the Zionist Jews have been persecuting non-Jewish Palestinians in Palestine-Israel ever since the Jewish state was created in Palestine in 1948 (that’s 60 years of persecution). Unfortunately in general, Jews tend to deny that fact, even though it is well documented by some prominent Jewish writers and also in the booklet “Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict” written by Jews for Justice in the Middle East, at http://www.cactus48.com

In keeping with a true democracy, Holocaust Revisionism is completely legitimate just as any historical event must always be allowed to be further researched in a scholarly manner, especially with the modern forensic techniques, something which the Holocaust Fundamentalists/Obsessers have never bothered with. They rely only on conflicting eye-witness accounts.

Real 9-11 Truthers seek the Truth about all matters, especially with regards to politics related to the subjects at hand: US foreign policy, Israel, Palestine, Zionism, WW I and WWII, etc.

The Holocaust Fundamentalists are putting people in jail in some countries for publicly questioning the official Jewish version of “The Holocaust”, a term which they have basically trademarked for only Jewish use to try to suggest that Jewish suffering during WWII was unique above all other people’s suffering in all of humankind’s history. Closer scrutiny will reveal that this is the chauvinistic viewpoint put forth by Jews via their prolific output of books, articles, movies and TV specials via the newsmedia which they tend to dominate.

The fact is that even though at trials of such Holocaust Revisionists as Ernst Zundel, whose defense brought up significant truths with regards to certain aspects of the official Jewish Holocaust story, using forensic experts and cross-examining top Jewish Holocaust leaders such as Raul Hilberg, revealing many conflicting discrepancies in their stories, the judge found Ernst Zundel, who is a pacifist with no previous criminal record, guilty of “incitement to hatred” and he’s been in jail for years, first in Canada and now in Germany where he was extradited to. You can google him for the details. Remember there are always at least two sides to every story, so do your cross-referencing. So the end result was that the Truth about the Holocaust was/is completely irrelevant in his trial. The fact is that his powerful political enemies want him in jail. Period. It’s like the Grand Inquisition. Even his defense lawyer in Germany has now been put in jail.

Look at who “hates our freedoms” by the way. The Zionist Jews are the ones who are pushing the so-called “hate speech” laws in this country, with the help of the powerful Zionist Jewish group: the ADL. If they have their way, they will put in jail anyone who questions the Jewish version of The Holocaust, anyone who criticizes Israel as the Jewish supremacist state that it is, anyone who suggests that Israel had anything to do with 9-11, especially those who believe that Israel-firsters were the driving force behind making 9-11 happen. Meanwhile the ADL and their related Zionist groups are silent about the US mainstream media’s daily articles filled with what amounts to hate-speech against Muslims, Arabs and Iranians, and fully supports the so-called US war on terror, which is obviously something Israel fully supports as well.

Please remember that PNAC, written basically exclusively by Israeli-Americans (but endorsed by non-Israelis such as Cheney) called for a Pearl Harbor-style catastrophe to roll out a war against Israel’s enemies in the Middle East, starting with Iraq. Please remember that, according to the Jewish website Forward, former Israeli prime minister Netanhyahu is best friends with Larry Silverstein. Larry Silverstein has been the owner of the World Trade Center since six months before the 9-11 attacks which he had heavily insured for terrorist attacks. Please remember that Larry Silverstein said “they decided to pull it” with regards to WTC building 7, lingo meaning implode it, even though it takes weeks to set up such a demolition, which by the way, is how the WTC buildings 1 and 2 collapsed according to most experts unaffiliated with the government and impartial observers. Just re-watching the clips of the 9-11 attacks anyone can clearly see it was imploded/exploded—you can see the squibs exploding out the sides of the buildings and you can see that the buildings fell in a free-fall that lasts only a few seconds, basically into their footprints. This has never happened before in history, despite raging fires in buildings caused from jets, or whatever. The WTC buildings were specifically designed to withstand such occurrences as jets flying into them. There are also many videotaped interviews with survivors including NYFD firemen who heard the explosions. There were the warnings to the Israeli company Odigo that never reached authorities in the WTC, and there were the dancing Israeli spies filming the event while it happened and rejoicing with high fives.

I’m afraid it all adds up to one thing: 9-11 was an inside job with the help of the Mossad and the knowledge of key people inside and around the United States government. I believe that anyone who is suspicious of being involved with making 9-11 happen should be fully investigated by American authorities who are not Israeli-Americans nor Israel-firsters. These people have dual loyalties and/or are bought off. We need American-Americans who only have real Truth and America’s interests at heart, and not foxes watching the chicken coop.

Note that those who hate our freedoms such as Mark Weitzman of the Simon Weisanthal Center flubbed up on a video taped session (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5NJoZRYOJk) when he was making his pitch for a new law that would outlaw Americans from seeking 9-11 Truth no matter where it leads us. He wants legal action against “conspiracy theorists… blaming 9-11 as part of an outside job or job by outside groups such as the US government.” Was it a Freudian slip? Or did he substitute “US government” at the last minute to avoid publicly implicating Israel, since many Americans are still not fully aware of Israel’s role in 9-11, and he just wants those of us who do know about Israel’s role to figure out what he means.

After all, everyone in the 9-11 Truth Movement believes that it was an INSIDE JOB, meaning certain powerful people in the US government had either foreknowledge of the 9-11 attacks and either LET it happen on purpose (LIHOP) or MADE it happen on purpose (MIHOP). And a certain percentage of people in the 9-11 Truth Movement believe that Israel either LET it happen on purpose or helped to orchestrate it, in other words, to MAKE it happen on purpose.

So for Weitzman to be concerned about 9-11 Truthers claiming that 9-11 was an “outside job” is rather strange, since we believe that it was an INSIDE JOB, with the help of OUTSIDE groups such as – no, NOT “the US government”, but yes, Israel and its Mossad.

Let’s face it. Weitzman and his ilk are insisting that we believe the Official 9-11 Report, that “outside groups” such as Al Queda made the 9-11 attacks. That’s the kosher version. Just like Weitzman and his ilk are insisting that we all believe the kosher Jewish version of the Holocaust without questioning, without further research. Or else! Oy vey!

EXACTLY WHO HATES OUR FREEDOMS? It’s obvious to me it’s the Zionist Jews, and their bought-out lackeys such as Bush, Cheney and most American politicians at this rate today. The Muslims and Arabs just want to be left alone to vote for who they want to vote for, such as Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and not have the Israeli army rolling into their territories willy-nilly, nor have the US taking over the oil resources in the Middle East so that Israel can have a free pipeline out of the deal, and so on. Who is paying for Israel and the so-called “war on terror”? The American people. We have the right and the duty to openly scrutinize and criticize what is happening as we see fit. This IS a democracy, right? And we better use our Freedom of Speech before people like Mark Weitzman and his ilk try to take it away to suit their war-mongering and greedy political agenda.

Back to the article “Holocaust Denial Versus 9/11 Truth” (http://911review.com/denial/holocaust.html)by the Zionist Jewish writer. He starts in by trying to discredit Christopher Bollyn, one of THE most courageous journalists on the subject of Israel, Palestine, Zionism and 9-11, bar none. He has, in fact, been harassed, tasered and arrested by the henchmen of his political enemies, and he and his family are now living outside of the country in Norway, where his wife is from, to escape further political persecution.

While I am sure that there are probably some errors in Bollyn’s articles here and there, I am sure they are not deliberate. As someone who has been written about both favorably and also smeared, and who is a writer herself, I know that errors happen. In my case, they are NEVER deliberate. You could call me a Truth Fundamentalist. I seek only the Truth and nothing but the Truth. I know Christopher Bollyn, have talked to him on the phone and via e-mail exchanges, and I’ve read most of his works, and I believe he is the same way. Just check out his website and just for yourself! It’s http://www.bollyn.com . Bollyn does NOT hide who he is, unlike the Zionist Jewish writer of the article I am deconstructing.

Then he goes on to try to discredit The American Free Press, which has always been a champion of 9-11 Truth, exposing the racist realities behind racist, apartheid Israel and its persecution of non-Jews in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, the evils of Zionism, and the imperialistic, deceptive agenda of the Neo-Conservatives who are all Israel-firsters.

Then of course he brings out the “usual suspects” such as David Duke, who although he is racist, he is also quite on target with regards to pointing out the obvious racism of Zionist Jews who support the Jewish supremacist state of Israel which is NOT a real democracy, not by a long shot. This is predictably overlooked by the typically anonymous Jewish writer of this article, as well as the Zionized US media which continues to make the false claim that Israel is “the only democracy in the Middle East”.

Anyway, you get the point. The Jewish author of the article clearly has his blinders on with regards to the inherent racism of Zionism and the Jewish state of Israel as well as the inherent racism of The Holocaust whose proponents obsessively seek to promote Jewish suffering above all others and use it as a propaganda tool to get Zionist Jews the carte blanche treatment, free of any criticism and free to do whatever it wants, including genociding and ethnically cleansing non-Jews from Palestine and stealing the resources, agricultural land, water and oil, from its neighboring countries. All of this immoral behavior is being financed with American taxpayers’ dollars. I don’t recall anyone asking for my permission to spend my tax dollars in such an immoral, wasteful way.

The anonymous Zionist author of the article also points to other genocides that Jews like to point to, but fails to include the current slow genocide that Jews have been perpetrating against non-Jews in Palestine since 1948, as the Jewish state continues its relentless, deceptive campaign to wipe Palestine off the map. The Zionist author also fails to acknowledge the twenty-plus million non-Jews who were killed during the Russian Bolshevik Revolution which was largely led by Jews.

At the end of the anonymous Jewish Zionist writer’s article entitled “Holocaust Denial and 9/11”, he asserts that “ The 9/11 truth movement should not be co-opted by those who want to pretend that one of the greatest crimes in history was oversold by Jews in order to justify a land grab in Palestine.”

First of all, we do not “pretend” anything. It’s about Truth. There have been many crimes in history and many crimes are still being committed against humanity, specifically the US war on Iraq and Israel’s on-going campaign of ethnic-cleansing against the non-Jewish Palestinian people. As anyone knows who talks to anyone at all or does any reading whatsoever, most Jews themselves will point to The Holocaust as the “reason” why the Jews should be allowed to steal and continue to steal the land from non-Jews in Palestine for the Jewish supremacist state of Israel.

Those of us in the 9-11 Truth Movement who truly seek the Truth and nothing but the Truth, will follow it wherever it goes, and will not be held back by certain gate-keepers who for their own reasons think there is a limit to where we can follow the Truth. It’s not about “blaming”the Jews”” for 9-11. It’s about finding seeking justice for the 9-11 crimes, whoever orchestrated it and whoever did it. Whoever put out the contract for death and war, and whoever actually did it. We Americans of good conscience will also seek a US foreign policy change, divorcing the US from racist, apartheid Israel, since Israel is indeed a “outside” foreign country which is based on the racist premise of a Jewish supremacist state.

In the final paragraph, the anonymous Zionist writer wrote: “It would not be surprising if many of the voices most loudly advocating Holocaust Denial were “false flag” operatives of the Israeli government – since the fact that some crazy people promote these lies make it more difficult to find political space to criticize Israeli human rights abuses (even though the two issues are quite separate).”

How hilarious. Really. It’s the typical Zionist smoke and mirrors game, the typical shell game. If anyone is paying attention you can see his real agenda all along—first of all he brands anyone who questions the Jewish version of the Holocaust as advocating “Holocaust Denial”, which really amounts to a smear word, and then referred to them as “crazy people” who promote “lies”. Then he fuzzily, unconvincingly, tries to say that there is no connection between Israeli human rights abuses and The Holocaust – he’s just fooling himself.

In essence, the Zionist Jewish writer of the article himself is obviously an operative of the Israeli government, by continuing to promote the Zionist dictum that one cannot question or further research the experience of Jews during WWII which Jews have proclaimed as “The Holocaust” as well as to try to shield the American public from the obvious Israeli connection to 9-11.

The Holocaust has been made into more of a religious dogma than historical fact, since there exists no original source materials to back up their claims which are all based on conflicting eye-witnesses. While Christians believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin mother, was crucified and resurrected from the dead on the third day, and sits at the right hand of the Father, there are no laws nor heavy pressure that others believe such. However, as Rabbi Kirshenbaum of the Neturei Karta explained to me, it is the “Jewish tradition to believe in The Holocaust”, the entire kosher Jewish version of it, without question. That’s fine, but this is America, and we get to decide what we believe after doing our own research, without fear of being imprisoned for it.

We must be vigilant about protecting our freedoms here in the United States. There are forces here in our government, as you may well know, who are doing everything they can to take away those freedoms. And they have their minions trolling websites and all 9-11 and anti-war yahoogroups at work as well. This is well documented.

One 9-11 yahoo-group that I have participated in had someone by the name of “Sean McBride” who first warned those of us from even mentioning any support for Holocaust Revisionists’ work, claiming others would damage us somehow and we would damage the movement somehow, blah blah. When the moderator did not completely kow tow to McBride’s warnings which he had first couched as what he feared others might do, he himself started making outrageous threats and accusations and smears, thus revealing his true mission, which is not 9-11 Truth but maintaining the status quo with regards to shielding the Jewish state of Israel from any sharp criticism, and maintaining unconditional US support for the Jewish supremacist state of Israel.

The American public’s passive support for allowing our government’s unconditional support for the Jewish supremacist state of Israel would surely be jeopardized and undermined if further investigation of 9-11Truth in fact reveals undeniable proof that not only did Israeli operatives LET it happen, they MADE it happen. Only the guilty need be worried.

It is in the best interests of all people of conscience to demand only Truth wherever it leads us because the Truth will set us free. To some people, the Truth is inconvenient to their agenda. But isn’t that just too bad.

In closing, I believe that all Americans of all creeds, religions, ethnicities and races, should demand that the US government treat racist, apartheid Israel in the exact same manner that racist, apartheid South Africa was – with boycotts and sanctions until Israel indeed transforms into a true secular democracy with completely equal rights for all regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, creed or gender, and that the Palestinian refugees’ inalienable Right to Return to their ancestral homeland of Palestine-Israel as complete equals be honored, and that Israel and the US must give Palestinians reparations as well.

This is in the best interest of the entire world.

source: http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/2008/01/9-11-truth-and-holocaust.html

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What kind of a justice system can you have when the lawyers for the accused are subject to prosecution merely for defending their client?

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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=== News Update ===

Day 14 of the “Holocaust” Trial of Attorney Sylvia Stolz

What kind of a justice system can you have when the lawyers for the accused are subject to prosecution merely for defending their client?

In Mannheim Kangaroo Court, 10 January 2008 / Reported by Günter

Deckert / Translated by J M Damon:

Today there is just one police car, a new Benz Vito, in front of the courthouse. There are 10 uniformed police agents on duty, including two females, one of whom is a Turk with a BRDDR passport. We are back in the large courtroom, where we have to go through X-ray in addition to the other inspections. Is this supposed to create the impression of danger of violent attack by someone?

In Courtroom Nr. 2, the smallest courtroom, there are two “Staschu” [secret service] agents, both familiar faces. After noon they are reinforced with a novice Staschu as well as 5 and sometimes 7 armed police agents, at least one of whom is always female. Their job is presumably to identify onlookers who laugh or clap so that they can be fittingly chastised. There are two representatives of the media, one of whom I previously thought to be a reporter for Mannheimer Morgen and replacement for Mack. His name is Ulrich Willenberg and he writes for several newspapers, including the Wormser Zeitung. It turns out that Ms Punja Schollbuch, whom I until now knew only as “the blonde from dpa” was answerable for the two most recent MM articles. Soon another reporter arrives, whom I have never seen, but the “dpa/MM blonde” seems well acquainted with him. Before today’s session begins, there is lively and relaxed chitchat between District Attorney Grossmann and the “poodle media.”

There are at least 60 visitors today, including Horst Mahler and the faithful Berliner member of the Zündel Brigade. The elder lady member of the Jewish Community is also here again. We get into a conversation and she tells me she is a member of SPD and attended my second Mannheim trial (the “Scandal Trial”) in the court that consisted of Dr. Müller (SPD), Dr. Orlet (former CDU) and Frau Folkerts in 1993!

{NOTE: This was the second verdict of Mannheim District Court in conjunction /with the Weinheim lecture given by the American researcher Fred Leuchter in November 1991. My “crime” was serving as interpreter for Fred, and this was NOT an NPD event. I was again sentenced to one year probation and 10,000 DM fine. In addition, the original volume was supposed to be burned, but it was never found. Thanks to the judge’s good opinion of me, there was a world-wide reaction, which however led to BRDDR’s toughening of Section 130 of Penal Code and increasing the maximum penalty to 5 years.}

Scheduled for 9:00, today’s session finally gets underway at 9:22, with no explanation for the delay. Then comes the “Grand March of the Gladiators” of the 6. Großen Strafkammer (6th Superior Criminal Court,), which really should be accompanied by music from Aida. The Court is present in its usual composition: Presiding Judge Glenz, District Attorney Grossmann (without his bodyguard today) and Sylvia Stolz with her two attorneys.

After the Court’s entrance, Sylvia and Attorney Bock announce that they wish to submit three more motions — in other words, reopen the taking of evidence. The motions are 1) An article on Judaism); 2) Sylvia’s relationship to National Socialism; 3) An article on the Zündel trial that appeared in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung entitled “Der lange, kurze Weg…” by V. Zastrow.

Sylvia resumes her discussion of the District Attorney’s omissions and misrepresentations in his closing argument. For the sake of the visitors, she is trying to introduce honesty and openness into these proceedings and to describe for them the evidentiary motions that Glenz will not allow her to read into the record. This kicks off the familiar game between her and Glenz, known as “submit that in writing!” — “give it to me!” Sylvia remains calm and does not allow herself to be distracted, even when Glenz turns off her microphone. She continues talking until Glenz again threatens to officially forbid her to speak. She suddenly hands the motion to Glenz while continuing to speak. Judge Glenz then orders that photocopies be made and distributed to the Court.

At 9:30 Attorney Bock begins his closing statement. He begins by recalling the Andersen fairy tale about the Emperor’s New Clothes and explains that this is a story that in former times, when German families were still intact, parents used to read to their children… Bock says this Court is playing the role of the Emperor while those who profess to believe in the “Holocaust” are playing the role of the imperial retinue, conducting themselves in a “politically correct” manner. Sylvia is of course the child who calls out loud and clear:

“The Emperor has no clothes!”

Bock points out that according to Grossmann, Sylvia in guilty on all counts.

source: http://curtmaynardsblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/day-14-of-holocaust-trial-of-attorney.html

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Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs: Brainwashing the U.S. Military, U.S. police departments and stealing elections

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs: Brainwashing the U.S. Military, U.S. police departments and stealing elections

JINSA’s annual programs include sponsoring a trip for retired United States Flag and General Officers to Israel and a study program in Israel for cadets and midshipmen from the Naval Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, and the Air Force Academy. JINSA also arranges interchanges between Pentagon officials and Jewish community leadership and sponsors lectures and conferences at the national military academies and leading national security think tanks. These programs are aimed at facilitating dialogue between security policy makers, military officials, diplomats, and the community at large to increase the understanding of national security issues.

JINSA also sponsors trips to Israel for American police chiefs, sheriffs and state police commander in their program called Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP)

JINSA’s Core Programs

The Flag and General Officers Trip to Israel

Since 1982, JINSA has sponsored an annual trip to Israel for recently retired American Admirals and Generals. These officers, although no longer on active duty, are selected because they are still connected to the American security establishment. Some serve on Defense Department or presidential commissions; some are advisors to their previous commands; others are consultants to various security-related organizations. They are opinion leaders well-placed to help dispel misinformation about Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship.

One Air Force general revisited his former command (USAFE), listened to and was dissatisfied with the Air Force briefing on the Middle East. He asked for and received permission to rewrite the briefing book based upon his trip to Israel with JINSA and material he acquired there.

“Dispel misinformation” since 1982 about Israel? Like dispelling information about Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon and Israel’s part in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camp massacres?

Robert Perry Military Academies Program in Israel

This work/study program is designed to provide the next generation of American military leadership with a personal, intensive experience with an allied country.
Younger American officers study the Holocaust and the Six Day War as history.

Creating another generation of American officers who, upon either seeing the Star of David or hearing the latest Zionist propaganda, will click their heels and smartly salute the Apartheid State of Israel. Those who shed some tears will be marked as “malleable” and be put on a a fast-track list for promotion.

Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP)

While in Israel, the Israeli National Police host the Americans with participation by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Israel Security Agency.

The LEEP delegation, comprised of the most senior American police chiefs, sheriffs and state police commanders, studies methods and observed techniques used by Israeli police forces in preventing and reacting to suicide bombers, and joins Israeli police on patrols in urban and rural areas. The agenda also focuses on the critical role of intelligence gathering and interagency information sharing.

Inaugurated in 2002, LEEP has directly resulted in significant policy shifts and new training methods in a number of major metropolitan police and sherrifs departments in the United States.

Translation: Zionists are able to thoroughly brainwash American police agencies and their leaders into swallowing whole the Israeli view of the world, in which Israel is pure and untainted, while anything Muslim/Arab is an evil that must be destroyed.

A warped view which Israel has managed to seep into the collective American conscious so much so, that when most Americans see what they think is a Muslim, they either tremble in fear or reach for a weapon.

The Gottesman Lecture Series

The Gottesman Lecture Series is designed to bring historical as well as contemporary information about Israel to students in military academies and universities. These young people represent the upcoming generation of leadership in our country.

It has been JINSA’s overwhelming experience that Americans who are generations removed from the Holocaust and who consider the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War ancient history are prone to accept the media’s rather unflattering view of Israel as a reality. The Gottesman Lectures are an antidote. Speakers not only provide factual information – which may be in short supply in some institutions – but also engage in question sessions that allow students to raise issues related to their perceptions of Israel.

The inaugural Gottesman Lecture was presented at the U.S. Naval Academy by Adm. Avraham Ben Shoshan, then Defense and Armed Forces Attache at the Embassy of Israel.

In other words, the truth about Israel being a racist, apartheid state that is intent on eliminating the Palestinians and subjugating the entire ME is starting to leak out and make Americans question our blind allegiance to Israel.

No problem, JINSA will sow the young American mind with distorted versions of reality, along with a helping of guilt, to bring these Americans to heel so they will recite verbatim Zionist policy.

Maj. Gen. Giora Romm, Defense and Armed Forces Attache at the Embassy of Israel and Israel’s first aerial ace, presented a Gottesman Lecture to 2,000 Air Force cadets in 1994. He was so enthusiastically received that other, smaller lectures he presented while at the Air Force Academy were attended by many extra students – wanting to hear him a second, or even a third time, to ask some of the questions that could not be asked in the large lecture hall.

Maj. Gen. Ilan Biran, Commander of Israel’s Central Command, delivered a Gottesman Lecture at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Dr. Dore Gold, a senior analyst at the Jaffee Center for International Studies at Tel Aviv University, presented a Gottesman Lecture at the Virginia Military Institute.

Brig. Gen. Avigdor Kahalani, then Member of the Knesset and deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, delivered a Gottesman Lecture to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1995.

JINSA’S ADVISORY BOARD

The chairman of JINSA is David Steinman. He has a rather long resume, including being the head of Amtek. Amtek describes itself as a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, especially in the field of aerospace and defense products.

Such as the black boxes that are fitted onto airliners to record flight data. Amtek also is involved in Homeland Security, specifically, providing nuclear safeguards, thru its subsidiary, Ortec.

Going to this link and clicking on the scroll tab and one can see the long list of JINSA’s advisors and buddies. Like John Bolton, Michael Ledeen, Joshua Muravchik and numerous others whose names pop up on presidential campaign committees, news outlets and MSM newspapers.

Ledeen was behind the Niger “yellowcake” forged documents that helped propel the U.S. into fighting a war against one of Israel’s “existential” enemies, Iraq.

Ledeen also helped smear then President Carter back in 1980 with false claims that Carter’s brother, Billy , was associated with and getting money from the PLO.

Ledeen’s daughter, Simone, was part of the Coalition Provisional Authority that was instrumental in the looting of Iraq.

Joshua Muravchik, is one of the signers of the Project of the New American Century. A document that has been used like a road map in the looting and destruction of the Iraq. Now, Muravchik is on one of many urging GW Bush to bring his “Shock and Awe Democracy Tour to Iran.

PNAC advocated that the U.S. should fight numerous wars in the ME. Wars that would mostly benefit Israel. But PNAC realized Americans would not get behind these wars, unless “some catastrophic and catalysing event – like a new Pearl Harbor” event would take place that would enrage the American public so much that it would gladly fight these wars for Israel.

That new “Pearl Harbor” took place on September 9, 2001.

STEALING ELECTIONS

One name on the JINSA advisory board is of particular interest, J. Kenneth Blackwell. Blackwell was Ohio’s Secretary of State during the 2004 presidential elections and helped steal votes in that state so GW Bush could stay in power.

Afterwards, he violated state and federal law and court rulings and DESTROYED those ballots.

source: http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/5429

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CNN only concern over “biggest prison break”, not Palestinians

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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=== News Update ===

CNN only concern over “biggest prison break”, not Palestinians

Written by Haitham on 24. January 2008, 2255hrs // Part of Haitham‘s adventure in Gaza, Media, Palestine, The Wall, Video // Other posts by Haitham

No, it’s not the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the reasons behind the “prison break”, but CNN anchor is more interested in the structural integrity of the “prison wall”.

As usual, the American media is not concerned about the Palestinians as human beings, but the “arch demons” called Hamas and their responsibility for tearing down the wall.

There are no surprises here. US wants Egypt to seal the prison walls and block human beings – including children – from access to food, medical care and daily supply for life.

The Gazans crime is opening a hole in the wall to breath… but blocking all life supplies to Gaza by Israel, allies and US puppets is NOT a crime against humanity!!!

source: http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2008/01/24/cnn-concern-over-biggest-prison-break/

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Breaking news: Gazans bring down the wall..

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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

Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 1:40 AM
Subject: Breaking news: Gazans bring down the wall….
Breaking news …..

The siege of Gaza has been broken as two-thirds of the wall at Rafah comes down and tens of thousands of Palestinians cross into Egypt to buy fuel, food and other supplies.

Tens of Thousands Cross Downed Gaza Wall By IBRAHIM BARZAK (The Associated Press)
“Thousands of Gazans began crossing into Egypt and returning with milk, cigarettes and plastic bottles of fuel, the Hamas officials and witnesses said.An Associated Press reporter arrived after first light and saw that about two-thirds of the seven-mile-long wall at Rafah had been demolished. The reporter also saw the crowd of Palestinians crossing into Egypt swell into the tens of thousands.”
“I can smell the freedom,” he said by phone. “We need no border after today.”
Gazans break into Egyptian side (al Jazeera)
“Amr El-Kahky, Al Jazeera’s correspondent, reporting from the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing, said that Egyptian security forces did not take any action over the entry of Palestinians.He said: “Those crossing over have thanked Egypt for not confronting them. Many have bought with them containers for much needed fuel.”
Gaza border break in pictures:
Join us on Princes Street (foot of the Mound, Edinburgh) today, Wed 23 Jan, at 5.30pm – to PROTEST Israeli raids on Gaza and Western complicity in the crimes against the Palestinian people and to SUPPORT the people of Gaza!
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Another report that suggests that maybe, just maybe, the Egyptian Government does still retain the capacity to feel shame (surely ALLAH knows best).

By IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press Writer
RAFAH, Gaza Strip – Tens of thousands of Palestinians poured from the Gaza Strip into Egypt Wednesday after masked gunmen with explosives destroyed most of the seven-mile barrier dividing the border town of Rafah.
Gazans crossed on foot, in cars or in donkey carts to buy cigarettes, fuel, and other items made scarce by an Israeli blockade of their impoverished territory. Across the coastal strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians, people pushed into buses and piled into rickety pickup trucks heading to Egypt and a rare opportunity to escape months of isolation.
Police from the militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, directed the traffic. Egyptian border guards took no action. “Freedom is good. We need no border after today,” said unemployed 29-year-old Mohammed Abu Ghazal.
Hamas did not take responsibility for knocking down the border barrier erected by Israel as fighting intensified with militants after the outbreak of the second Palestinian uprising in 2000. But it seemed unlikely the move could have been undertaken without Hamas’ approval.
The group’s supreme leader, Khaled Mashaal, said from Damascus, Syria that Hamas was willing to work out a new border arrangement with Egypt and Hamas’ rival, moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that he had ordered his troops to allow the Palestinians to cross into Egypt from the Gaza Strip because they were starving.
Mubarak told reporters at the Cairo International Book fair that when Palestinians began breaking through border in force, he told his men to let them in to buy food before escorting them out. “I told them to let them come in and eat and buy food and then return them later as long as they were not carrying weapons,” he said.
Gaza has been virtually sealed since Hamas seized control of the territory by force in June. Gazans are facing critical shortages of electricity, fuel and other supplies, although they have not yet led to starvation.Any easing of restriction could help stabilize Hamas’ rule.
Israel expressed concern that militants and weapons might be entering Gaza amid the chaos, and said responsibility for restoring order lay with Egypt.
Egypt has largely kept its border with Gaza closed since the Hamas takeover amid concerns of a spillover of Hamas-style militancy into Egypt. But Egypt’s government is also under popular pressure at home to help the impoverished Gazans.
Egyptian public opinion is sympathetic to the Palestinians, and most political analysts believe Mubarak’s regime would face a serious crisis if its forces opened fire on Palestinians during a border melee. Israel also is in a difficult situation. It is concerned about the free flow of militants and weapons into Gaza, but cannot be seen as criticizing Egypt too strongly, for fear of alienating an important Arab country.
“Israel has no forces in Gaza or Egypt, and the Egyptians control the border, and therefore it is the responsibility of Egypt to ensure that the border operates properly according to the signed agreements. We expect the Egyptians to solve the problem,” said Arye Mekel, a spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry. “Obviously we are worried about the situation. It could potentially allow anybody to enter,” Mekel said.
Palestinians have broken through the Egypt border several times since Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005 and stopped patrolling the border. But none of the previous breaches approached the scale of Wednesday’s destruction, which demolished two-thirds of the seven-mile border barrier.
Gazans walked unhindered over the toppled metal plates that once made up the border barrier, carrying goats, chickens and crates of Coca-Cola. Some brought back televisions and car tires. One man bought a motorcycle. Vendors sold soft drinks and baked goods to the crowds. Within hours, shops on the Egyptian side of the divided border town of Rafah had run out of most of their wares.
Ibrahim Abu Taha, 45, a Palestinian father of seven, was in the Egyptian section of Rafah with his two brothers and $185 in his pocket. “We want to buy food, we want to buy rice and sugar, milk and wheat and some cheese,” Abu Taha said, adding that he would also buy cheap Egyptian cigarettes. Abu Taha said he could get such basic foods in Gaza, but at three times the cost.
Moussa Zuroub, a 28-year-old Palestinian, carried his young daughter Aseel on his shoulders, trudging through the muddy streets of Egyptian Rafah. “I’m coming just to break that ice â€â€ that all my life, I’d never left Gaza before,” Zuroub said.
In Egyptian Rafah, a market stall selling pistols and ammunition clips for Kalashnikov assault rifles had no customers Wednesday. Weapons are generally brought into Gaza through smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border.
An off-duty Hamas policeman, who only gave his first name, Abdel Rahman, said there was no need to buy weapons from Egypt. “You can buy weapons in Gaza, guns and RPGs,” he said, adding that they were easier to find than cancer medicine or Coca-Cola.
The destruction of the barrier began before dawn Wednesday, when Palestinian gunmen began using land mines, blowing holes in the border barrier that runs through Rafah, witnesses said. There were 17 explosions in all, Hamas security officials said. At first, Hamas and Egyptian security officers prevented people from getting through, witnesses said, but by morning thousands of Gazans had massed at the border and overwhelmed police began letting people cross.
Most Egyptian security and police were later pulled out from the immediate vicinity of the border, Egyptian security officials said.
International reaction to the dramatic events was muted.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. wants to see stability in the region, but that “most importantly both the security concerns of Israel and the humanitarian concerns of Gazans be met.” The European Union was to issue a statement later Wednesday.
Wednesday’s chaotic scenes came almost a week after Israel imposed a tight closure on Gaza, backed by Egypt, in response to a spike in Gaza rocket attacks on Israeli border towns. Pictures of children marching mournfully with candles and people lining up at closed bakeries in a blacked-out Gaza City evoked urgent appeals from governments, aid agencies and the U.N. for an end to the closure.
Israel maintained that Hamas was creating an artificial crisis but nonetheless eased the closure slightly on Tuesday, transferring fuel to restart Gaza’s only power plant, and also sent in some cooking gas, food and medicine. Israel has pledged to continue limited shipments because of concerns about a possible humanitarian crisis, but Israeli defense officials said Wednesday there would be no new shipments for the time being.
The rocket fire by Gaza militants has sent residents in Israeli border communities scrambling for shelter several times a day. The rockets have traumatized many area residents and killed 12 Israelis in six years. The attacks have persisted despite the closure.
In a clash early Wednesday with Israeli forces near the closed Sufa crossing into Gaza, a Hamas militant was killed, Palestinian officials said. The Israeli military said soldiers exchanged fire with Palestinian militants in the area.
Related News:

Israel is refusing to cal its own on-going Genocide

in Gaza as being a Genocide……

According to Israel Genocides happens only

to 6 Million Victims, while in Gaza there is

only one and half million Victims…….

Besides that ,

those one and half million Gazeans

have the wrong religions and the wrong race,

according to Israel’s standards.

Raja Chemayel

22.01.2008

Your Say.. What Did You Do for Gaza?

By Muslim Affairs Team

 
 
The World's Largest Open-Air Prison

(Reuters Photo)

Starting with condemnation and ending up with a conference, the Arab and world leaders have barred their peoples while locking the UN decisions and any political action in their diplomatic drawers. Before the recent siege intensified, Palestinians when asked how can the regular people of the world help them they replied with moral support; at the time, money was there, water flew from tapes, and bulbs were on. Only they needed to feel the world support for a just cause they are trying to prove.

At this certain moment, and for days, Palestinians in Gaza have been living under severe circumstances. What they came out to ask for now is just one simple right, the round-eyed right to life.

For a person sitting in front of his computer, watching news, pictures, and monitoring what is happening, his next step is to write about it, raise the attention of that person living at the other end of the world in front of a similar screen that does not show him Gazans in their prison.

Another would call his political representative or even the office of his president and ask him for action.

Venues are numerous, yet who did take a step and how? After all, it is a humanitarian crisis not less than those notorious Darfur massacres.

Tell us how do you think common individuals in the world can help Gazans …
Add your comment now


  • Gaza: The World’s Largest Open-Air Prison(Special Page)
  • “The Rest Is Silence”(Gaza Blog)
  • Palestine & World Responsibility (Folder)
  • Powerless in Gaza (Picture File) ._,___
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    Racist Israeli Minister Avigdor Lieberman being investigated for fraud (No! Shock!)

    Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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    === News Update ===

    Racist Israeli Minister Avigdor Lieberman being investigated for fraud (No! Shock!)

    Just hot air anyway, like Sharon, Olmert, Netanyahu investigations, no one will be indicted…

    The National Fraud Police Unit suspects that Yisrael Beitenu head Avigdor Liberman fraudulently continued to be involved in private business ventures while he was infrastructure minister under Ariel Sharon in 2001.

    Haaretz has discovered that on Aug 14th 2001, a Cypriot company “Trading Trasimeno” – which police suspect was controlled by Lieberman – transferred $650,000 to an Austrian company owned by Jewish gambling tycoon Martin Schlaff.

    Money transfer in center of police probe of Avigdor Lieberman

    This monetary transfer stands at the center of the police’s investigation into Lieberman. The police suspect that Lieberman lied to the comptroller and the Knesset Chairman and continued to make private business deals after he was made minister.
    Lieberman’s aides said in response to the allegations that Lieberman had no link to the Cypriot company as of April 2001.

    Martin Schlaff is also under investigation in Israel in suspicion that he sent former prime minister Ariel Sharon a 3 million dollar bribe.

    source : http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/947860.html

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    Aren’t Arab (and president Abbas) ashamed of themselves?

    Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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

    Aren’t Arab (and president Abbas) ashamed of themselves?

    Written by Haitham on 24. January 2008,

    Image by: Ben Heine
    Gaza under siege

    Channel4 – Dozens of Egyptian police with search dogs used batons to beat the bonnets of private cars and pick-up trucks that massed at the border to carry Palestinians further into Egyptian territory.

    US and Arab officials said on Wednesday that Egypt had assured the US it would soon reseal its border with the Gaza Strip… Read On!

    Not saying that Hamas is better than Abbas or the Palestinian Authority or any other Arab Authorities, but didn’t Hamas offer a cease fire? Aren’t the Israelis changing the discourse from a “halt on rocket attacks for a halt on invasion” to a “halt on rocket attacks for food and fuel?” Despite all this, they put the blame on Hamas and it’s control on Gaza.

    Yes, Hamas should let go the control to someone else, but Abbas and allies to play this dirty game to corner Hamas is not by any means appreciated by anyone. Palestinians in Gaza are not grateful for anyone in breaking the siege by themselves without any help from Arab. In fact this is another lessons for the world leaders that Palestinian mass can (and will) take control of the ship at any moment and turn the table on the cowered heads.

    source: http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2008/01/24/arab-ashamed-of-themselves/

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    Ex-Israeli army officer arrested in Brazil charged with illegal organ trafficking

    Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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

    Ex-Israeli army officer arrested in Brazil charged with illegal organ trafficking

    AFP, January, 2004

    SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) — A retired Israeli army officer under arrest in Brazil on suspicion of belonging to an international human kidney trafficking ring has told a court the Israeli government financed organ transplants, press reports here said.

    Geldaya Tauber Gady told a court that Israel financed organ transplants in other countries, primarily South Africa, through national health services.

    Organ transplants are not illegal in Israel. But due to religious objections mainly by ultra-orthodox Jews, there is a critical lack of organ donors in Israel, and patients in need of a transplant are usually obliged to travel abroad.

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_kmafp/is_200401/ai_kepm352375

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    Pre-war lies, post-war lies

    Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2008

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

    Pre-war lies, post-war lies

    janvier 24, 2008

    A recent survey discloses the media campaign that precedeed the US invasion of Iraq. This survey is summarized in this AFP wire «Truth was first US casualty in Iraq war: study»

    We read : «US President George W. Bush and his top officials ran roughshod over the truth in the run-up to the Iraq war lying a total of 935 times, a study released Wednesday found.

    Bush and his administration “waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq,” said the damning report entitled “False Pretenses.”

    According to the Center for Public Integrity, eight administration officials “made at least 935 false statements” about Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction, or links to Al-Qaeda, on 532 separate occasions.

    “In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003.”»

    People can enjoy that such a study has been carried out. An exemple of transparency.

    But :
    1. The Bush administration still keeps its position, claiming that «what (the administration) said was a consensus that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.»
    2. Very few medias were critics at the time of these statements.
    3. Very few medias acknowledged their mistakes.
    4. A vast majority of the medias still refuse to listen to what the Iraqi regime was saying prior to the invasion.

    On Jan. 24th, CBS’ 60 minutes released an exclusive interview with George Piro, a Lebanese-American working for the FBI who interrogated Saddam Hussein for seven months.

    The main point of this interview is that Saddam was surprised by the invasion. He «initially didn’t think the U.S. would invade Iraq to destroy weapons of mass destruction, so he kept the fact that he had none a secret to prevent an Iranian invasion he believed could happen.»

    It is a mistake and even a lie to say that Saddam Hussein « kept secret the fact that he had no WMD’s. » On numerous occasions, the Iraqi diplomacy claimed, in press statements or in public speeches (Unmovic, UN Security council, …), that these weapons were destroyed in the 1990’s.

    At that time, at least on this issue, the US administration was the only to lie.

    Saddam’s regime wasn’t.

    source: http://nhenin.wordpress.com/2008/01/24/pre-war-lies-post-war-lies/

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    BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW

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