Fresh tensions between Israeli officials and the United States have reportedly surfaced when America’s top diplomat said that peace between Israel and the Palestinians would choke off extremism in the Middle East.
US Secretary of State John Kerry infuriated Israeli ministers Thursday when he said the unresolved conflict was fuelling recruitment for extremists in the region.
“There wasn’t a leader I met… who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation,” he said.
In 628 CE it is said that as the Muslim Empire began to expand northwards towards the edge of the Roman Empire, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had written a Charter to reassure the Monks at St. Catherine Monastery that they had nothing to fear from the Muslims. In the Charter the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) guaranteed for the Christians their security and rights to worship and live freely.
This letter remained in the possession of the Christians at St. Catherine Monastery for almost a 1000 years until it was later taken by the Turkish Sultan Selim I in 1517. It would remain in Turkey until this day, where it can be seen displayed in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul.
Whether you believe this letter to be authentic or not, there’s no doubt that the Muslims in 1517 held this document in high regards, and didn’t show any reservations towards the rights laid out therein. And even up until today, we haven’t heard from a single credible Islamic Scholar who says that this letter holds anything that would be considered against the teachings of Islam.
Now with the recent rise of such Terrorist Organizations like ISIS and Boko Haram who are said to have kidnapped innocent women and took them as “Sex Slaves,” it is imperative for us Muslims to defend our faith and prove that their vile actions are not sanctioned by Islam.
Now even though Islam has permitted non-permanent slavery as a substitute to prison sentences, nowhere in the Islamic Texts does it say that men are able to rape women. Be it they their wives, their prisoners of war or anything else. I could present many examples to prove my argument, but to keep things short and concise, I believe this letter in and of itself will be more than enough to prove my point. If you wish for a more detailed explanation of why Rape is not permitted in Islam please visit the website found HERE.
So now without further or do let us look at the Translation of this letter, which is said to have been sent by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to the Christians at St. Catherine Monastery, and see exactly what it says:
One of the things that scares me the Most is the knowledge the West has of our desire for the return of the Khilapha. If you look at the past 100 years of Imperial Western Rule in the Middle East, there is a two fold tactic that many Anti-Islamic organizations employ.
1.) Is to fund and empower the so-called Muslim Secularists who secretly hate Islam and tend to be extremely violent towards religious Muslims.
(This is generally because they are really Hypocrites who don’t fear God and so they have no problem killing thousands of Muslims.)
2.) Is to create oppressive and overtly extreme Religious groups that makes Islam seem completely irrational and inapplicable in Modern Day Society.
They do this in hopes to sway religious Muslims and possibly their offspring to develop a distaste for anything Islamic. And so they set up a system of Government which only applies Shariah Law at face value and partially in most cases. Essentially making the application of Islamic Law seem barbaric and unjust.
In the National Review Online David Horowitz, a known Islamaphobe and Anti-Muslim activist wrote an article in which he described how the beheadings by ISIS have actually benefited them and their cause immensely. He went so for as to say that ISIS has helped them achieve in a few months what they couldn’t achieve in years. In his Article David Horowitz writes:
For more than a decade, a handful of conservatives, of whom I was one, tried to sound the alarm about the Islamist threat. For our efforts, we were ridiculed, smeared as bigots, and marginalized as Islamophobes.
And then came ISIS. The horrific images of the beheadings, the reports of mass slaughters, and the threats to the American homeland have accomplished what our small contingent of beleaguered conservatives could never have achieved by ourselves. They brought images of these Islamic fanatics and savages into the living rooms of the American public, and suddenly the acceptable language for describing the enemy began to change. “Savages” and “barbarians” began to roll off the tongues of evening-news anchors and commentators who never would have dreamed of crossing that line before, for fear of offending the politically correct.
So as I said for years now, these Terrorist Organizations and Right Wing Extremists are two sides of the same coin that work together interchangeably. This is why many Muslims believe that ISIS was created by Israel to drum up hatred for Muslims across the world. It wasn’t just a coincidence that right after Israel’s bombing of Gaza that sparked mass Anti-Israeli protests across Europe and the United states that ISIS choose to behead their first victim. There is a clear correlation between the two and the timing couldn’t have been better for Israel who at the time was feeling increasing pressure from the international community for their crimes against humanity.
Now thanks to ISIS, Israel, along with the many Anti-Muslim organizations, have now a Terrorist Group that they can spend hours upon hours talking about and justify their bigotry towards Muslims and anything Islamic. So thank you ISIS for helping the very people you supposedly are trying to fight against. Islamaphobia has now reached the worst levels in American History. Bravo.
The president of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces Hadi al-Bahra just recently was a guest on the very popular News Satire program “The Daily Show.” In his interview, Hadi explained to the viewers how the organization we know as ISIS was actually created by the Syrian Government. Over the past few years there have been a number of unexplainable incidents where the Syrian Government has either completely ignored ISIS, or even supported them indirectly in their ongoing battle with other Syrian Rebel Factions.
As the world sits and watches in horror the murderous rampage of ISIS, Hadi explains that the methods employed by the Terrorist Organization are actually part of a broader strategy of the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. In creating such a vicious organization what the Syrian President hopes is that the International Community will believe that he is the lesser of the Two evils when it comes to ruling the country.
The answer lies in human psychology. And probably like the old observation about history, people who refuse to understand human psychology are doomed to be victims of psychological manipulation. How is it that even members of peace groups have now come to support US bombing? One lady framed the issue like this: “I request that we discuss and examine why the videotaped beheading of a human being is understood to be more egregious than the explosion (almost totally invisible to the public) of a human being by a missile or bomb fired from a drone.”
There are at least four main reasons that explain why Americans care far more about the beheadings (thus far) of two Americans and one U.K citizen, than they care — here’s the polling — about the thousands of foreign victims of US drone bombing. Here’s how people are likely being manipulated into believing that more US bombing is the answer to such terroristic killings even when almost all military experts have admitted that it won’t work and “there’s no military solution”:
Last night the United States along with a team of Arab Nations began their bombing campaign against ISIS terrorists located inside Syria. Now that would have been all fine and good, but oddly enough the Obama Administration decided to announce that they also targeted in addition to ISIS, training camps and explosives production facilities belonging to a New unheard of group called Al-Khorsan. Which according to recent press releases from the State Department, is a Al-Qaeda splinter group, which is said to consist of 50 top Al-Qaeda leaders. Yes you heard me correctly. Top 50 Al-Qaeda leaders in Syria and we are just now hearing about it.
Whether people are willing to admit it or not, many news broadcasters and owners of News Stations are Extremely Anti-Islam and Pro-Zionist.
It’s for these very reasons that now the ISIS threat has been completely over-exaggerated and blown out of proportion, while at the same time these Media outlets barely ever cover the Genocide in Burma, or the Massacres by the President of Syria.
Have we all forgotten that the same people who are reporting to us about the threat of ISIS were the exact same reporters just a month ago that we all saw Openly Lie about the Gaza War?
And how convenient that right after Israel had witnessed how the entire world had turned against them that right after that ISIS reared it’s ugly head and made a beheading video. It’s almost as if Israel saw that the world needed a reminder why they should hate Muslims and gave the go ahead to ISIS terrorists.
Wallahi things are not as they appear.
Ask any scholar that has worked with the Free Syrian army or other Rebel groups in Syria and they will all attest to the fact that ISIS doesn’t fight against President Bashar Al-Assad’s soldiers. They only fight other Muslims.