WHETHER GROWING BEARD HAS ANY DIVINITY?
Few days ago, there was International news about forcible shaving of the beard of the USA Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death for the November 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, in which 13 people died and 30 were injured. He was born in the USA to Palestinian Muslim parents. He is now around 43 and served 25 years in the US Army.
Major Nidal Hasan began growing a beard after his November 2009 shoot massacre, which caused delays to his court-martial, because it violated the Army grooming regulations. Hasan said he grew beard, because his Muslim faith required it and was not meant as a show of disrespect to US Army regulations.
The Quran commands Muslims to fight against the Kuffar until Islamic rule and law is established in every nook and corner of the world. Devout Muslims attacked the United States on September 11, 2001 (9/11) to achieve that divinely commanded goal of Islam. Islam has since kept making inroads into the American life, including the White House, where at least six Muslims serve as advisors for the Obama administration. On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, let us review what would be the outcome of an Islamic conquest of America today.
Note: This article looks at Jesus from the Islamic perspective. Therefore, and for the sake of arguments, Allah will be considered as God, which is believed by Muslims, although not shared by non-Muslims.
The Islamic perception of Jesus is clear to Muslims of all sects, in fact it is one of the few areas where all Muslims are in agreement. In summary, Islam teaches that Jesus was a prophet with a status second only to that of Mohammed, just like Moses and Abraham. He had different conception and birth from the rest of humans in the sense he had a mother but no father. Allah blessed Jesus with some special miracles, just like he did with the other prophets. The Jews tried to kill Jesus but they didn't, they killed another person who looked like him. Jesus did not die and was taken to heaven, where he is living today.
For the Arab governments, Israel in, Palestinians out in the quiet...
"I am convinced about the veracity of my opinions, but I do consider it likely that they may turn out to be incorrect. Likewise, I am convinced about the incorrectness of the views different from mine, but I do concede the possibility that they may turn out to be correct.” — Imam Shafa’i
(This attire has explicit language contents about God Al-Mighty and if found objectionable, then you should not read it with closed eyes but an open mind!)
A man with a glower and a long thick beard was leaving a convenience store when he suddenly felt dizzy and shortness of breath. He hurriedly reached for the wall and slid down against it, then blacked out… Sometime later he woke up and could see nothing, but he felt a distinctly eerie presence!
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." – Aristotle
Many of us have a dim and distant memory of early childhood gaffes with words, of those occasions when you thought you had grasped the meaning of a word only to discover sometimes in a rather embarrassing way that you had got the wrong end of the stick and were using the word in an odd and different way. My wife recalls one such tricky occasion with her use of the word "stoned".
The following comments are a rebuttal to the documentary aired nation-wide on PBS, which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RMQhmOcWAs. It was obvious to anyone who watched that show that the narrative was slanted to present Islam and its prophet as the champions of peace and brotherhood among all mankind. The few times that opposing views were introduced into the TV series, the narrator dismissed them as controversial or misunderstandings of Islam. Non-Muslims need to become aware of the extent to which Islamists distort their own history and sacred documents to make Islam appear to be something that stands in stark contrast to the violence and intolerance displayed by devout followers of Islam and Muhammad in the media every day.
What is happening in Syria is not a revolution against the Assad regime, it is an invasion of the country. From the beginning, the Islamist rebels were gathered from inside and outside the country and were generously financed, organized and armed by outside powers. Many of those rebels were not Syrians at all and know little about the country they want to destroy in order to 'liberate'. The invaders are outside powers, who used disillusioned Muslims of various nationalities to do the killing on their behalf. This is not a secret conspiracy, as the West’s intentions were obvious even before the rebellion started. America, Britain and France, once again have been the usual culprits. Their tools in the Middle East have been the same again: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Turkey.
The Free Syrian Army, the Islamist freedom fighters who have been fighting dictator Bashar Al-Asad, declared a new fatwa about how to deal with the lice that inhabit the deep forest of the Momin’s beards. By all means, you can not disturb, let alone, kill them, for they are special lice sent forth by Allah swt? Raping women in fine, killing the kuffar (i.e. Christians of Syria) is great, chopping anyone who questions Allah into pieces is a must, and even eating the livers of dead opponents is fine. But for the sake of “Allah”, please do not disturb the lice in Momin’s Beards!
“...whoever kills a person, it is as if he had killed all mankind. And whoever saves one it is as if he had saved all mankind... ”
This short article discusses verse 5:32 in the Quran, which Muslims commonly quote when debating critics of Islam. Muslim intellectuals and Imams, as well as Western apologists, often quote this verse as evidence to support their false claims that Islam is a religion of peace. The verse is anything but peaceful and shames, not only the Quran, but Islam in general and all those who quote it.
Jake Neuman's new book, Allah: The Monster of the Universe, details a political program to defeat Islam, which he calls ‘New Enlightenment’. Quoting from his book:
America is a nation of immigrants. Our country is probably one of the most tolerant—racially, religiously and culturally—of any nation in the world. Our legal system reinforces this tolerance with laws against discrimination of any kind, and the worst epitaph that can be meted out to someone in this country is calling a racist or bigot. This is America, after all.
So how does the author justify making accusations against Islamists? Why have they become the exception to America’s general tolerance of just about all life-styles, cultures, and racial backgrounds?
Egypt is making history again. The events taking place in that country are of extra ordinary significance. The events, which are big in themselves, got even bigger because they are happening in Egypt, which is the heart of the Middle East. With 84 millions, Egypt is by far the largest Arab country. It is also the cultural centre of the Arab world. In the last century, Egypt contributed more to the Arab culture than all the other countries put together. In addition, Egypt has always been a leading Islamic country because it is the home of Al Azhar which is the most prestigious Islamic institute. Also it is the birth place, and the power base, of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), the mother of all Islamic terrorist organizations.
Egyptian President Morsi was democratically elected on June, 2012. He garnered a thin majority with 50.7% of the vote, which represented only 25% of the Egyptian electorate. Once in power through democratic process, he took or tried to implement the following actions, seeking to dismantle democracy and solidify his absolute control of Egypt:
In this article British writer Jon MC and American commentator and writer Jake Neuman explore some issues surrounding free-speech at present (2013).
For those who wish to avoid reading the full article, a summary has been provided before the conclusions.
Universal Free speech
The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states in article 19:
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and to seek, receive and impart information through any media and regardless of frontiers.' UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 19. (1948)
I could not help writing this about a fellow named Mehdi Hassan. He is a blogger, an Al Jazeera journalist, and frequent guest in major media outlets, such as the BBC. Recently after the murder of British soldier Drummer Rigby on a London street by Jihadists, there was debate, hosted by Oxford Union, on the topic, “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” Mehdi Hassan was one of the participants in favor of Islam.
The history of religion is probably parallel to the history of man; they came to existence together and may disappear together. As humans became more sophisticated, they became more aware of their lack of understanding of life and death. That lack of understanding provided fertile grounds that nurtured gossips and theories of all kinds. With continued human development, people thought of those questions concerning life and death and probably each person formulated his/her own theories and interpretations. Most people were honest enough to keep their own ideas to themselves without forcing it on others because they knew they made it up. Others were not that honest and proposed their own imagination as true answers for those questions surrounding life and the after life. That was the origin of religion and those dishonest people became the guardians of religions; clergymen, priests, ministers, sheikhs etc, you name it.