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March 20, 2009

How I Lost Two Jewish Friends in One Week

Filed under: Anti-Zionism, Blogroll, Interfaith — mariahussain @ 7:04 pm

Several months ago, within a few days of each other, I began email dialogues with two Jewish men, each 50 years of age. My intentions with these exchanges was to gain a clearer understanding of their thinking, and to present to them the case of Islam. With the first, an American, politics was strictly forbidden (by him) from the conversation. Admittedly, I was using him as my psychiatrist. With the second, a Russian Israeli, the conversation was strictly politics.

In the past, I discovered that Jewish friends I’d known since childhood had kept their Zionist membership secret from me all those years. I visited Dachau with one of my closest friends, completely unaware that to her, “Never again” meant “Never again, to us.” As with many Jewish friends before, questioning the legitimacy of the State of Israel led to the abrupt dissolution of the Muslim-Jewish dialogue. It happened to me repeatedly that merely asking a closet Zionist to explain to me why s/he supports Israel put them in such a hysterically defensive state that, no matter how deep the friendship or how far we go back, s/he preferred to break up with me rather than discuss politics! I am not the first person to be totally baffled, hurt, and bewildered at the Jewish hypersensitivity to discussing Israel, needing at all costs to avoid this subject of conversation.

It seems to me that if you truly believe something is true, you should be willing to state your belief openly and if necessary, support your argument. But silence is one of the protocols of Zion. Jews normally do not defend their beliefs, nor do they explain them to anyone else, individually or collectively. Lacking a Constitution, Israel is the only modern nation in the world that refuses to make a clear statement of what it stands for.

This seemed also to be the case with my American friend, the Jew who spoke only of peace and love, while he steadfastly refused to apply his abstract reasoning to any plan workable in real-life situations. He shared with me his philosophy that any time there are two people disputing, and each of them is sure that he is right, they are both wrong. He felt very strongly about the virtues of non-violence, and was proud of being a consciencious objector during Vietnam. He fancied himself a peacenik while viewing me as an opinionated extremist. He admitted that he found my words “frightening” but refused to explain what exactly he thought was frightening.

This was not the case, however, with the Israeli Jew, who was very clear in his opposition to the Zionist enterprise. He preached for the voluntary dismantling of the Jewish State’s apartheid structure of government and the granting of full democratic citizenship to all inhabitants of the Holy Land. He was deeply troubled by the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Jews. He hated the defensiveness of the American Jews which serves to cover up the crimes of Israel. He condemned the liberal Jews’ insistence that they are pro-peace, while refusing to condemn in principle the colonization of Palestine to create an artificial Jewish state.

I learned a lot from these two very different Jewish perspectives. Although my mind had begun to stretch in order to include “the Jewish reality” in my analysis, it began to frustrated me how the “neutrality” of the American Jew caused him to delegitimize the Palestinian cause. By reducing the Israel-Palestine conflict to “versions of history” that are both false, he was absurdly disputing the obvious confiscation of Palestinian private property by Jews to create the State of Israel. He was equalizing the Israeli legitimizing myths with the Palestinian experience. He did not want to listen to me prove the Palestinian claims, even though these are clearly proveable through maps, photos, and extensive, meticulous documentation of evidence. His position of neutrality could only be based on refusal to acknowledge the forest for the trees. All he could see was the endless reciprocal revenge attacks reported by the media. He did not see genocide in progress.

With self-contradicting and ambiguous phrases, he insisted that he was not supporting either side. I wanted so much to believe that he was indeed thinking independently, but it became increasingly apparent that he was trapped in a fundamentalist paradigm. Although he could not see it, he was using all the typical Zionist cliches and methods of dispute; for example, when asked to clarify his ambiguous statement, he merely restated his original contradiction and refused to continue the conversation any further. “Think of me what you will,” he said, denying that he was a Zionist.

But far from being an independent or pro-peace stance, the “blame both sides for violence” position is a political manipulation by Zionist-financed media to get around their inability to cover up Israeli war crimes. This standard news analysis helps prevent potential Palestine sympathizers from linking with the opposition and keeps the discussion of whether Israel even has a right to exist safely under lock and key.

A similar method was employed by the news media in regards to the sanctions on Iraq, blamed for the deaths of 1.5 million civilians, primarily children under 5. For years, the major networks kept the public ignorant about the US/UN-inflicted genocide in Iraq. But due to the pressure caused by alternative media reports and the activism of American citizens, the news reporting was forced to change strategies. Since the US could no longer deny the mass death in Iraq, it shifted its position to denial of responsibility. Thus, the public opinion went from blaming Saddam Hussein exclusively for starving his own people to believing that the Iraqi president’s inadequacy somehow forced the US to deprive the entire population of clean drinking water.

But in case I truly wanted to cling to the hope that he was using “higher reasoning” that was incomprehensible to me due to his greater wisdom, his explanation of the Palestine Wall revealed that he truly had no idea. He wrote: “The leaders of each respective community decided to build a fence to protect the two friends (a Jew from New Jersey and a Palestinian) from each other. It separated their backyards.” I noted a painfully deep, deep need to shift the blame from Israel. There is no Palestinian leader who ever advocated building a wall to enclose the Palestinian population. Such a claim constitutes blaming the victims. Using the usual Zionist invocation of bad leadership and dual responsibility, the speaker actually believes himself to possess a fair and balanced view of the conflict. But this perception is deeply flawed, as it is based on false assumptions.

Rather than allow me to deconstruct his arguments, my American Jewish correspondent abruptly ended the conversation and revoked his friendship, but not before accusing me of stereotyping him, bursting into tears, and calling everything I had told him “lies from the pro-Palestinian propaganda machine.” He blamed me for causing a division between us by trying to discuss intimate political issues. In a breathtaking display of oxymoronic irony, his parting words to me were, “Together, there is peace. Apart, there is nothing.”

I knew then, figuratively speaking, what it was like to be a Palestinian, marginalized and silenced, blamed for disturbing the peace, and then cut off! The American Jew is all emotion and confusion. Rather than looking to the US-financed politicians on both sides to speak for them, I wish the Palestinians and the Israeli people would find a way to deal with each other directly.

For the one thing that kept me from total devastation was the reassurance from my Israeli friend. I found it ironic that the only Jew with whom I could openly discuss Israel with was an Israeli. He had no sympathy whatsoever for my American friend’s complexities. He said there is no controversy about whether or not the Israelis have committed genocide against the Palestinians. I questioned him extensively about the psychology of Jewish denial. He advised me, “Maria, Jews are like that. He does not wish to discuss his politics with a non-Jew. There is not much one can do about it! Try and accept this reality.” So I did, and felt much better about it.

A few days later, I received another message from the person I thought was my one remaining Jewish friend. “I am now a Palestinian Christian!” he proclaimed with elation. After years of feeling deeply disturbed by the cruelty and hypocrisy of Jews in regards to Israel, my friend had finally gone over to the Orthodox Christian Mother Church in Jerusalem and gotten himself baptized. Despite his family’s lifelong attempt to indoctrinate him into Zionism, he rejected his “Chosen” ethnic status and did the one thing that Jews find more offensive than anything else on earth: he accepted Jesus as his savior. Now, he believed, through Christ, the barriers to legitimate citizenship of the Holy Land had been removed.

I have to admit that I was deeply disappointed by his choice of Christianity over Islam, despite my previous attempts to call him to the way of the Last Prophet. But perhaps he was not interested in being a world citizen. He longed for a connection to this holy soil – he wanted to be Palestinian. And so he had joined the oldest institution of the Palestinian folk culture. I think it must be much easier for a Russian Israeli to be integrated into the Palestinian Orthodox Christian community than into the Palestinian Muslim community, for cultural reasons. And of course, a man has the right to believe what he wants to believe. I sincerely celebrated his joy.

Still, I cried more for the loss of my Israeli friend’s Judaism than I did for the loss of my Jewish American friend. It was deeply moving to see how far a Jew would be willing to go to admit the wrongness of the Zionist ideology, and to join the Palestinian community. But the sense of loss I felt, while irrational, was also very real. I had clung to him as the only Jew I could discuss politics with. Now I had lost a Jewish ally – although, praise be to God, I gained a Christian one.

The loss of two Jewish friends in one week due to the Israel-Palestine conflict was an eye-opener for me. It seems that, despite the peace activist’s traditional habit of separating Zionism from Jewishness, the vast majority of Jews make no such distinction. They are offended by the idea that a Jew would not love Israel. Their identification with their “homeland,” even when tempered by humanist sympathies, puts them in the troubling position of moral ambiguity. Therefore, while every one of them will insist, “I’m not a racist” and not uncommonly, “I am not a Zionist,” upon further inquiry one finds that they accept, or at least tolerate, the idea of Jewish domination over the Holy Land. They accept, but do not discuss the Zionist mythology of manifest destiny. The overwhelming majority of Jews have been indoctrinated to believe that Israel is the land of the Jews. Therefore, they cannot even accept the good will of those who wish to love them as Jews, while condemning their Israeli nationalism. For most Jews, it is useless to make the politically correct distinction between “Jew” and “Zionist.” If they are not directly supporting and benefitting from the Zionist colonization of Palestine, they are justifying it in their minds and silencing criticism of Israel.

That puts the peace-loving Jew in a precarious predicament. To truly stand for peace, one has to acknowledge that the war is the direct result of Israeli occupation and systematic destruction of Palestinian civilization. But to acknowledge this is to question the legitimacy of the Jewish state. My friend clearly felt that the only way to escape from Zionism was to reject Judaism.

Is there any form of Judaism left today which exists apart from the romantic longing for a nation-state? Due to the Zionist desecration of pre-Zionist Judaism and obliteration of European Jewish history, anti-Zionist Jews have very little ground to stand on, quite literally, in Israel – for they too are imprisoned and persecuted along with the Palestinians by the Zionist “authorities.” The most staunch anti-Zionist view comes from the ultra-orthodox sects of Judaism, with their emphasis on Jewish self-imposed exile and repentence. But the secularization of Judaism makes it nearly impossible for mainstream Jews, even if they support Palestine, to feel comfortable with the ultra-orthodox Jewish lifestyle.

The average Jew is then left with two possible choices. Either he has to be defensive about the indefensible, or else he has to defect from Judaism. For to follow the anti-Israel argument through is to conclude that, “since I do not wish to be a racist, therefore I do not wish to be a Jew.” The moral contradictions within modern Jewish thought represent a catastrophe for Jews: It reveals the replacement of Judaism as a legitimate religion with the hollow shell of Israeli chauvenist nationalism. Looking at the big picture, we should grieve more for the Jews than for the Palestinians because the Jews have lost their faith, whereas the Palestinians have only lost their homes in this world.

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Bearing Witness

Filed under: Anti-Zionism, Blogroll, Interfaith, Islam, Zionism — mariahussain @ 7:01 pm

Purity of intention is the key to martyrdom.

The core of Islam is Shahada: to bear witness unto the Oneness of Allah and the prophethood of Mohammed, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. To bear witness is what it means to be a Muslim. According to the Islamic religion, all individuals who have faith have been Chosen by God. To validate the Islamic world view is to reject the Jews’ concept of Chosen status based on race. Allah, the Lord, promises Paradise to all those who died bearing witness to this concept of human equality, recognizing the universality of the Creator. To live and die in a state of faith, or Iman, is the goal of every Believer who strives to submit his will in peace to Allah. A person who is at peace with himself and at peace with God, who practices Islam, declares Shahada every day in prayer. A person in a state of faith does not view death as something horrifying.

Martyrdom is the ultimate Shahada because it proves you would rather die than to bow before anything other than Allah. You are a free human being who refused to accept oppression. In Palestine, the State of Israel has imposed a false doctrine declaring Jews as the Master Race. This false religion is an idol that the Palestinians refuse to honor, in keeping with the true prophetic tradition. In Palestine, just going to work or going to school is a defiant declaration of independence. For a Palestinian, life itself is an act of refusing to submit to other than Allah. A child killed by a stray bullet while walking to school is called a “Shahid,” as is a suicide bomber. If a woman’s baby dies after she gives birth at a checkpoint, that baby is called a Shahid. All Palestinians killed by Israel, or who die fighting against Israel, are considered martyrs. The reason that fighting against Israel is so important for Muslims worldwide is not because Israelis are the meanest killers in human history, but because they have lied against God.

To steer one’s path in accordance with the Divine Purpose, one has to constantly pray for purity of intention so that all one’s actions are for the sake of Allah alone. Even lawful actions become “haram” or sinful if they are done without the proper intention. If a person eats a meal forgetting to say “Bismillah” (in the name of Allah), prophetic tradition teaches us that the nourishment then takes on a satanic quality. It is the consciousness of Allah (Taqwah) in one’s actions that makes an action righteous or commendable. A commendable action requires knowledge. The Islamic belief is that there is something called faith which is the knowledge of Allah. You have to live in this state of knowledge, or at least aspire to that knowledge. Otherwise, you will die in a state of ignorance and failure.

Jahiliya, or ignorance, the Islamic understanding of Paganism, is identified by a mythological or pseudo-scientific belief that the worlds are created by continuous struggle between various gods or natural forces, whereas Islam upholds a faith in a Unity or Oneness beyond the balance and interplay of opposing forces. One who lives in a state of Oneness is spiritually satisfied and at peace. This sense of transcendence is not a “spiritual philosophy” but a personal experience of reality. Not only is Allah real, but Allah is the only Reality. A person who is martyred in a state of higher consciousness gets the best rewards of Allah’s Paradise. Paradise is a state of unending bliss that is always new, always different, and always beautiful, like making love to 72 willing virgins. The willingness to die for the sake of defeating an army that has declared itself an enemy to Allah and His Prophets is akin to the story of David and Goliath. Palestinians identify with this story deeply, as it is contained in both the Bible and the Quran.

The Palestinian boy, Faras Ouda, left home with nothing but a slingshot, determined to be a hero. He decorated his own wreath in preparation. This brave kid was shot down by a coward in an armored truck. Children who die before reaching puberty are reserved a special garden in Paradise. The Prophet Mohammed, when he ascended into the seven heavens from the rock in Jerusalem, saw the Prophet Abraham surrounded by children. The Angel Gabriel told Mohammed that all the innocent children who had died now live under the guardianship of the Prophet Abraham. The death of a child is an honor and a mercy to the mother. It elevates the entire family spiritually. The child waits for his mother at the gate of Paradise, begging Allah to forgive her sins so that they could someday be reunited. It is said that Allah cannot break the heart of an innocent child, so He will allow even undeserving parents, and the baby’s wetnurse as well, to come to Paradise for the sake of the child’s happiness. This is as true when the child died of leukemia as when the child was killed by Israel. The Quran reminds us that the life of this world is but a trial and that our true home is in the hereafter.

While Zionists think of the Jewish Holocaust as a burnt sacrifice offered to Yahweh to justify the State of Israel, Islam does not teach that death in itself grants expiation for sins and automatic rewards. The most dramatic act of sacrifice – death in battle against an oppressive regime – does not necessarily guarantee Paradise. That is why Palestinian suicide bombers pray for the acceptance of their sacrifice. The Prophet Mohammed once told a story of a man who died in battle, after having killed several enemy soldiers. The prophet explained that although this man appeared to others as a war hero, the man was going to hell because he was not fighting for the sake of Allah alone. His intentions were mixed with the desire for glory. Other traditions tell of the great warrior saint, Ali, who, while dueling with an opponent, reached a point where the enemy soldier was on the ground. Ali was about to kill him when he spat in Ali’s face. At that point, Ali immediately released the enemy soldier unharmed. He asked the great Muslim why his life had been spared. Ali answered that if he had killed the man out of anger, it would be a grave sin. Passions can nullify the reward for Jihad, or the struggle against oppression. The person who by the command of Allah commits an act of war, not out of hate, but for the ultimate goal of establishing justice, and who dies in the process, whether he or she is killed by an Israeli bullet or on a suicide mission, is a Shahid. However, someone who kills or is killed in an act of desperation or ethnic nationalism, has served Satan.

The whole idea behind Islamic warfare is that it is not allowed to be motivated by revenge. However, there is such a thing as retaliation in war. Allah’s law says a life for a life is just, though it is better to forgive. So far, the Palestinians have not even come close to that, so there is not much sense in being outraged at suicide bombers, as it just feeds into the false doctrine of unconditional Jewish innocence.

While terrorism does claim lives, it is more symbolic and theatrical than efficient, and in the end, may reduce civilian casualities. For every ten Israelis killed in a pizzaria, there might be 10,000 Israelis that decided to move to Sweden, and 10,000 Romanians who decided to stay in Romania. The more “civilized” approach would be to carpet bomb Tel Aviv from an airplane. However, mass loss of life would be guaranteed as collatoral damage. Islam says to establish justice for all people including non-Muslims. Allah commanded the Palestinians to win this war. They are not fighting for greed, they are fighting because they have no other option since they are under attack. As such, they have to use successful strategies to win the war for the sake of Allah.

Perhaps the main difference between Zionist killers and Islamic killers is attitude. Israelis do their bulldozing and indiscriminate shooting of civilians in a state of hate, often while drunk. Their ultimate goal is erasing Palestine. Islamic soldiers go to battle with a sense of the sacred, with solemn purpose and clear mind. At worst, they seek a life-for-life retaliation. Their ultimate goal is to bear witness to the Oneness of Allah. Until the recent past, I had no opinion one way or another about Palestinian suicide bombers, considering them irrelevant to the question of whether Israel should continue to exist. I left it to Allah to send them to heaven or hell. To be ready to die for a cause is the proof of one’s sincerity. But as with all acts of worship, we can never be totally sure of Allah’s approval. All we can do is ask for Signs. The story of the mother who prayed for ten Israelis to be killed by her daughter’s martyrdom, and the exact answer to her prayer seemed to me to be a sign that Allah blessed the sacrifice, at least in this particular instance. I don’t see any contradiction between viewing suicide bombing as a successful strategy of war, and as a service to Allah that goes beyond the desire for attaining a specific worldly goal.

It is hard for some of us to accept that God may have commanded good people to fight against the Jews, even knowing that the Jews are committing genocide in Palestine. As for me, there was a time when I felt sorry for the Jews, but those days are over. Israel supporters are not stupid. They are satanic. What kind of person moves onto property when he knows the previous owners were forced off by gunpoint and made homeless? As long as Zionists continue to buy and sell stolen property in Israel like some kind of criminal mafia, I don’t think it is reasonable to expect that Jews should feel free to live in Israel and think they should not be killed. My biggest issue with suicide bombings is that so many Palestinians have to die in the process.

No American or Israeli has the moral authority to judge the Palestinians, most of whom have no passports and are not allowed to live legally anyplace on earth. It actually appears that the Jewish community demonizes Arabs out of a neurotic need to perceive themselves as victims, even when this defies logic. Apparently, they want Palestinians to kill them. Jews only feel comfortable when they are surrounded by people who want them dead. It may be that they need us to force them to give up the concept of the Jewish State to help them save face. They will leave Israel, but they can’t do it by agreeing to it in a rational way. They can’t just admit they were wrong and give back the stolen property. They can’t just admit that non-Jews are their human equals. They need to preserve the sense that the world wants to mass murder them, without which they lose their sense of identity. They need us to help them leave with their victimhood intact.

I would personally recommend for some civilized country to send their Air Force to bomb the Jewish settlements, dismantle the racist State of Israel, and return the Palestinian refugees to their homes in Palestine with financial compensation and full citizenship rights. While Zionist criminals should face Guantanamo, the most Islamic way to deal with the Israeli public would be a general amnesty. Either Jews should apply for Palestinian citizenship, or they should leave. Palestinians and their well-wishers should stop begging for a “state.” All of historical Palestine belongs to the Palestinians. The Israeli Wall is proof that compromising with racists is not an option. For all those who strive with their lives and with their possessions in the cause of Allah, bearing witness to the Truth that Allah is One, who are not fighting for a nationalist cause but for a future free of artificial national borders and false racial identities, I pray Allah help them.

Allah’s Word Against The Jews

Filed under: Anti-Zionism, Blogroll, Interfaith, Islam — mariahussain @ 6:46 pm

Zionist Judaism does not have a moral code. The Jews think that the Covenant of God is a real estate deal. An “eternal” real estate deed given to them unconditionally by God. Their claim to the “Land of Israel” is based on one or two verses in the Bible cited out of context. Although throughout the many centuries of pre-Zionist history, Jewish scholars never understood those verses to call for a nation state “For Jews Only” in Palestine, the Zionists are sure of their interpretation. Fortunately, the Zionists are mistaken. They are as wrong as the American white slaveowners who justified slavery using the Bible. The Covenant of God is not a real estate deed. It is a contract made between people and God, wherein God says, “I created you, therefore follow My Laws,” and the people reply in fear, “We hear and we obey.” God does not care where you live. He cares how you live.

When making the moral argument for Palestine, one quickly reaches a dead end: The Jews have already justified total genocide in their minds. Fellow Americans, these people live amongst us like Nazis in our midst. Do we have any obligation to tolerate this? If you don’t believe me, just go to your local rabbi and ask him what Judaism says concerning the human rights of Palestinians. He will most likely not even answer you. The Jews’ usual response is “I have no opinion about the Palestinian people. All I know is, the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews.” If they are compassionate, they will say that perhaps a scholar far greater than themselves could answer the question of the proper way of dealing with the natives. But there is no conceptual framework in Judaism that provides any moral guidance on how to run a nation state.

The Jews by and large understand that Israel was created by ethnic cleansing. They understand that Israel’s existence is dependent on past and future displacement and disenfranchisement of Palestinians. They call this “Redeeming the Land of Israel.” According to the Covenant as they understand it, the property of Palestinians belongs to them, and God commanded them to kill the Palestinians. The Jews tacitly and explicitly endorse the massacre of Palestinians as morally justified by somehow failing to remember that the Palestinians did not start this war, and by imagining themselves as Joshua’s army. Joshua, in the Bible, was an Israelite prophet that commanded a mass execution of all the Canaanites at the behest of God. According to the Bible, the reason was because the Canaanites were idolaters who practiced child sacrifice. Hence, the frequent references by Jewish pseudo-intellectuals to the Palestinian religion as a death cult of child sacrifice…overlooking the obvious fact that it is Israel who has shot thousands of Palestinian youngsters. Palestinians are not murdering their own children. Furthermore, it is simply intellectually dishonest racism to suggest that Muslim and Christian Palestinians are pagans.

The Muslims have always been very clear as to what child sacrifice was and they do not approve of it. When the Muslims under Caliph Umar came to Egypt, they learned that the Egyptians used to throw a virgin girl into the Nile every year to appease the goddess of the Nile. They thought this would prevent it from flooding. The Muslim government applied some pressure and convinced the king of Egypt that next year they should try writing a prayer to Allah on a piece of paper and put that in the Nile instead of a virgin girl. They actually did it, and it worked. Notice how the Caliph did not use a moral argument, which would have been as ineffective against the pagans as with Zionists, who are themselves idolaters worshipping a death cult called Blood and Soil Nationalism. And that is the story of how the Egyptians, after so many centuries of paganism, finally gave up idol worship and accepted the religion of Moses! It is most commendable that the traditional Islamic approach to a real, existing culture of idolatrous child murderers was not “Kill them all!” but a process of gradual deprogramming through the use of intellectual reasoning.

Zionist reasoning is that since the ancient Israelites were ordered by God to kill every last one of the Canaanites, it must therefore be morally righteous for some other Jews at some later date in history to mass murder Palestinians. The justification for killing them is simply that they deserve to die. Zionism is just one of many European genocidal racist movements that arose in the last century. But Jewish ethnic nationalism was never part of traditional Judaism. In all of the history of Judaism before it was rewritten by Zionists, the Jews were always taught that God had put them out of Palestine on account of their sins, and therefore they ought to repent and wait for the Messiah in a state of humility. All mainstream Jews nowadays, whether the new orthodox, conservative, or liberal, quickly dismiss the rabbis of old as archaic, fossilized remains of the past. The long-standing historical tradition of Jewish theology is simply thrown out of the window as if it were irrelevant to Jewish understanding. Zionism is championed as the true spirit of Judaism. And perhaps the Zionists are right in this regard. Throughout the centuries, Jewish thought evolved from an immature tribal conception of “my God is better than your god” to a spiritual maturity based on universal moral ethics. Much of the moral content in rabbinical Judaism, which arose after the Muslims conquered Jerusalem, is borrowed or learned from Islam. Now, the Zionists, the “true Jews” are rejecting this injection of foreign intellectualism and going back to the true Judaic spirit of tribalism and war. Indeed, Zionists say that that their God is a deity other than Allah.

Zionists find it frustrating that Muslims reject the Bible as a final authority and use it more as a cross-reference to the Quran. Even if we were to accept the Bible verses they quote as true, Muslims don’t accept the Zionist interpretation of the Covenant. We rely on moral reasoning to analyze the Bible, and come up with a universal ethical principle using the Children of Israel as an example for all nations. For example, when Zionists read the story of Moses they get something out of it like this: Israelites = Good. Egyptians = Bad. In the Islamist reading of the same story we get a warning from Allah to all human beings to remember that Humble Servants of Allah = Good. Haughty Rejecters of Truth = Bad.

The Zionists say, “Show us your scripture where it says Israel does not belong to the Jews.” The only way to answer that is to explain the entire moral code of Islam. The religion of Abraham is not something to be bought and sold for a price. The Quran is the Book of Allah bearing witness against the Jews. He calls the Jews to give up their ethnic superiority complex and commands them to bow down with those who bow down. God is telling the Jews to pray side by side with their Arab brothers and sisters in worship of the One God. Allah invites the self-proclaimed Chosen Ones to join the Community of Islam. No one who has opened the Quran can argue that Mohammed was not a prophet for the Jews. In the Quran, God addresses the Children of Israel directly, confronts them about their Jewish racist tribalism, and employs references from the Torah and Bible to support His arguments. “Then woe to those who write The Book with their own hands, and then say, “This is from Allah,” to traffic with it for a miserable price!” God admonishes the Jews, accusing them of lying about the Covenant by claiming it applies only to themselves. “Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby… Say: “Have ye taken a promise from Allah for He never breaks His promise? Or is it that ye say of Allah what ye do not know?” (2:79-80).

All people who call themselves Jews have a theological basis for their social identity even if they are not Zionists. Zionist Jews view their successful perpetration of mass murder and grand theft as evidence of God’s favor upon them. The only thing that can convince theologically-based Zionists that they are wrong is if they are forcibly removed from Palestine, as that would be an indication that God is not on their side. Only when militarily defeated will they submit to our philosophical position of moral reasoning.

Clearly, there are no moral guidelines in Jewish Law, other than genocide and enslavement, for the treatment of conquered peoples, as one would find in Islamic Law. While Islam views humans as stewards of the earth, and Muslims consider themselves God’s appointed defenders of religious freedom for people of all religions, Judaism neither proclaims respect for other people’s prophets nor guarantees any respect of other people, nor even of the environment, except in so far as they are useful to the Jewish community. This fact alone makes it clear that if the principles of individual liberty, majority rule, and world peace are to prevail, then it would make far more sense for the Jews to agree to live as minorities in an Islamic state where they would have legal protection backed up by threats and warnings from God, rather than forcing the Arab majority to live as if they were minorities within a Jewish state which has no legal protection nor any moral qualms regarding the lives and property of non-Jews.

November 25, 2008

Holy Land Foundation: Devastation of Justice

Filed under: American interests, Anti-Zionism, Blogroll, Interfaith, Islam, Zionism — mariahussain @ 8:49 pm

Concerned Americans are in a state of grief. We all hoped for justice for the Holy Land Foundation from a trial by jury. But Americans are getting meaner and more absurd by the second, confused by Zionist media propaganda and bigotry. Goethe said, “There is no evil greater than wilful ignorance,” clearing up the question of whether they are stupid or evil. People don’t want to know.

And if they did know, so what. We’d just have a lot more depressed people in America.

Muslims blew it since 9/11 with all their interfaith dinners and “progressivism” and “isolating extremists” to make heir new Jewish friends happy and get rid of the Muslims who mention Palestine. You make friends with the devil it doesn’t mean the devil is going to protect you. Muslims make the mistake of thinking that just because Jews got to know you, therefore they wouldn’t hurt you. They would. Their friendship with you is entirely manipulative. I’m not talking about individuals I’m talking about these interfaith events. Muslims have been so busy trying to “understand” their Jewish Zionist neighbors that they allowed the Jewish leaders to step up its war on Islam.

And they are not done yet. Just last week another US citizen of Arab descent was kidnapped in Dubai by the US.

You would think that Americans are getting tired of all this detaining and torturing business but they are not! Not even the general public is ready to call it a day. We are dealing with psychopathic killers and that includes most Amercans. Because even if they didn’t themselves do the crime, they justified it in their minds and enabled it.

There is a very clear way to get rid of the Zionists and it probably at this point won’t work through education. Rather, we need to counter-manipulate. Steer the stupid meanness of Americans towards a more appropriate target. If they want to call you a terrorist, call them a traitor. Give it back to them. Bigots hate Muslims and Jews equally but there is a lot more money to be made by seizing the assets of Jewish billionares than by waging wars abroad.

Muslims need to wake up and realize that there is a war here, and just because you were proven innocent doesn’t mean they are not going to lock you up for life, and in any case devalue everything you’ve worked so hard to become.

Muslims need to abandon the left-wing protest agenda and start agitating on the basis of the Constitution, something all Americans even stupid ones say they agree with. Muslim Americans have not been demanding equal protection under the law aggressively enough.

The Muslims that were suing the David Project should never have dropped their lawsuit. They could have saved so many lives by using the lawsuit to continue getting more evidence of conspiracy with Steven Emerson and friends. But all they wanted to do was finish building their mosque. This is empty Islam. True, they were running out of money. They have millons of dollars in debts from even that partial lawsuit.

But Jews have found a way to make money from political persecution (real or imagined) while Muslims have not realized the great benefits of rallying around the “we are threatened” cause in order to turn money into more money.

There are so many things we can do that are proactive and I hope this wake up call will help Muslims get focused.

They have to give up the nepotism. They have to just understand that they are innocent and get over the hurt about “How could those people do this to us for no good reason?” The reason the Jews want to destroy Muslims is because Muslims could replace their social status group quite easily. We are more educated, more emotionally stable, and we outnumber them. All we need now is the self esteem and some personal, business, and political connections with people outside our immediate social network.

It’s important that the Muslim Students’ Association be funded, strengthened and guided by knowledgable elders. The students are the most potentially powerful group of Muslims in America because they have so many chapters and are all electronically linked. Only the Jews have networks like that. The fake Save Darfur story was marketed top-down through synagogues and student groups. Muslims could use a similar marketing strategy to promote something good and truthful and bring peace to America.

If we don’t take the steering wheel away from these madman, they will crash our world and it will be our fault because we were the only ones awake at the time.

May 6, 2008

78 drops of olive oil

Filed under: Anti-Zionism, Blogroll, Uncategorized — Tags: — mariahussain @ 9:07 pm

I finally took the Palestinian embroidered tablecloth to the drycleaners today. I was going to give it to my mother-in-law for Christmas. Every year I grudgingly drop a couple hundred dollars to buy presents for a holiday I don’t even celebrate. Last year I decided to order my gifts from the Palestinian Children’s Welfare Fund instead of squandering my money at Pottery Barn. I got a great shawl for my sister-in-law and a beautiful mother-of-pearl Bethlehem souvenir jewelry box featuring the Nativity Scene. I also got a pile of stuff I never even ordered, like a bottle of organic Palestinian olive oil, a handful of little wooden peace-dove pins, and a keychain reading “Bethlehem 2000,” which I recall they were hoping would be a big tourist event but the Israeli troops canceled Christmas that year. Hence, the leftover keychains, I suppose. There was also a stack of about 30 flyers about the Wall.

I was rather astonished when I received the package because the stamps were stuck all over the box in such a disorganized fashion that the post office was not able to stamp them. Later, I soaked the cardboard in water to get the stamps off so I could reuse them. They were the pretty blue and gold Eid Mubarak 41 cent stamps.

Furthermore, there was a strangely long handwritten message written on the packing slip signed “Riad Hamad.” I looked for it after I learned of his untimely demise but unfortunately I could not find it and I have no clear memory of what it said. I remember feeling strangely disturbed because of the tone of urgency with which the note asked me to let the world know what was happening to Bethlehem. A certain part of my brain asked, “What is wrong with him?” because most Islamic or Arabic relief agencies stick to glossy professional mailings free of personality. This charity worker seemed to really want me to know that it was Riad Hamad sending me these gifts from Palestine. I appreciated the gift items but was not sure why he seemed so urgently to feel that I should know his name.

I was even more astonished when I looked at the embroidered table cloth and saw that it had a faint round stain on it, as from a mug of tea.

The JCRC of Boston has hosted a website for years, entitled “MARRIAGE,” which ponders the question of what my husband and I discuss over dinner. So for all you silly Zionists out there here is your answer! I asked my husband if he knew Riad Hamad and he told me, “Sure, you met him too, at the Al-Awda conference.” It was one of our first dates when we were newly married. It was the day that Shaykh Yassin, Mufti of Jerusalem was murdered in his wheelchair by Israeli assassins in a helicopter. I heard him speak once, outdoors in downtown Cleveland during a rally for the release of our beloved brother Imam Jamil Al-Amin. I couldn’t understand anything he was saying since it was in Arabic but his voice kept cracking. He reminded me of an old Native American Indian chief begging us to save his people, who were being massacred.

I told Joachim, my husband, “Your friend at PCWF sent us a stained tablecloth. I paid $100 for that tablecloth.” He started laughing. “He sent you a used tablecloth?” We both cracked up. We decided not to ask for a refund since it was for charity but Joachim told me he’d email Riad to tease him about it. He never got around to emailing him though. (Men!)

Strangely, I was in such a rush to pack the family into the car to go to New Jersey for Christmas, that I actually forgot all the Christmas presents. It was totally embarrassing. But I remember thinking, there must be some reason that God didn’t want me to let go of those things, although I did send my sister-in-law the gorgeous black shawl with red embroidery.

When I saw the news report that Riad Hamad was brutally murdered, I immediately remembered his name. He was the weird guy who sent me the box of Christmas presents from Palestine. I saw his photo on the obituary and he did look familiar. He was someone with a strong and uninhibited personality. No wonder you could feel it just from the paper that he had touched. He was one of the few Muslims who could associate with secularists and leftist Jews and not compromise himself socially.

Last night, I engaged in an act of superstition. A dear friend of mine, aged 38, seems to be convinced that he will die at age 40 since his father died suddenly of heart failure at 40. He has spent most of his life praying and getting ready to pass on to the next world, in my opinion diminishing his joy in life. At one time I was committed to cheering him up. At this point I realized he is enjoying his symptoms.

I held the near empty bottle of Riad’s organic Palestinian olive oil upside down and said to God, “Tell me how many years he will live.” By the end of the 30s, I admit, it really did seem like time was running out. But it kept on slowly dripping until it reached 78. The last drop didn’t fall, it just hovered there until I got bored of standing there with my arm raised. I used my finger to wipe out the last bit. 78 years. It’s not forever, but it’s more than 40 years. Or, however old Riad Hamad was when he died.

This little event reminded me of when Ribhi Ramlawi, the owner of Jerusalem Garden in Ann Arbor, died. I used to work there. Upon hearing of his sudden death, one of the other waitresses, Amy, burst into the kitchen and brought out the vat of hommos that had been prepared for the coming day. She told us to eat, because this was the last hommos Mr. R. had ever made. His hommos was truly the best hommos I ever had in my life.

I was so relieved to hear Riad Hamad had an Islamic burial. Nothing feels quite as empty as a leftist funeral without prayers. The brother who washed his body said part of Riad’s brain was missing, as from a blow or a gunshot wound. I don’t know why someone would have wanted to do this to him. I do know that embroidery is a powerful force. I remember wearing my embroidered Palestinian shawl and playing “This Land is Your Land” on my fiddle in Highland Park, New Jersey. The older Zionists went sort of white and crossed to the other side of the street when they saw me, as if they had seen a ghost. The younger psychotic Zionists tried to interrupt me as I played my violin, and when that failed, they formed a circle discussing me. One of them asked me where I got my shawl. He demanded to know how I got into the Occupied Territories. I refused to tell him but in truth I got my shawl from the Palestinian Children’s Welfare Fund. As I continued to play old American and Klezmer songs on my violin on the street during that festival, even though they were too timid to approach me, some orthodox Jews sent their children to tell me how much they liked my violin playing. There was something so powerful, almost magical, about that Palestinian embroidery.

Now I know why God made me forget to bring the gifts from Bethlehem. He wanted me to have them. In the years to come, I may need them to remind me of why I am alive. What am I doing here. I am here to struggle for Allah. The owner of the drycleaners seemed to believe there was no doubt the tea stain could be removed. Maybe there is some hope for the life to come.

One thing I thought was so interesting about the JCRC commentary on my marriage was that Jonathon Haber compared me to Cleopatra. Many years ago an ex-fiance published a book of poetry in Italian, which includes a number of poems about me, one of which speaks of me swimming in the Mediterranean Sea at night, “naked as a Cleopatra.” And here I am, middle aged, and some Jew pens an apparently permanent online commentary about me, again referring to me as Cleopatra.

So I just wanted to mention something that I hope might mean something to Riad, if he can hear me out there, and all the Palestinians scattered in the world out there and beyond. I grew up in America, never feeling like I quite belonged here. My mother came here in search of feminism and my father came here in search of my mother. I always wanted to return to Europe. For most of my teenage years, that was what I planned to do. By the age of 20 I managed to charm a Swiss man into offering me his gold confirmation ring with his initial on it. His family owned land in Italy and I went to see it. Olive trees in a sandy orchard as far as the eye could see, and on the horizon, the speckled lights of the ancient city of Florence. The house was over 100 years old. He had been born there, as had his mother. It was beautiful. There was an oil painting of the Virgin Mary on the wall, and a terra cotta roof. Wine in barrels and olive oil and chickens running around in the yard. An ancient stone oven in the garden, where one could bake bread without overheating the house. The neighbors were old folks, drinking their grappa beneath the grapevines. Not too far away was his actual home in Switzerland, in the mountains, near crisp cold sparkling clean waterfalls and rivers that rushed through the dark green forests of the most beautiful region in the western world. His parents started fixing up the old house when they learned he had fallen in love with me, hoping for grandchildren, I suppose.

I just couldn’t go through with it though. America was my home, and I had already fallen in love with Islam. Europe, as beautiful as it was, seemed to me to be a place whose time had come and gone. Now it was just old folks enjoying the scenery, waiting to die, essentially. The churches all empty, the women’s wombs all barren. I invited him to join Islam, but he said he was just a simple village boy. He didn’t think he could be something as exotic as a Muslim. So I left him. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I left him behind for the sake of Allah (not that I’m that great of a Muslim or anything). I accepted to live in this ridiculous country, the ugly and cheap United States of America.

Why?

Now I know why because Riad Hamad reminded me. He wanted me to have those gifts to remind me of why I am alive and why I am going to die. What am I doing here. I am here to struggle for the sake of Allah. I am here to remind you that there are more important things than olive trees as far as the eye can see. There is more to life than rings of gold and even fresh eggs from the chickens in the yard. That thing that makes life go forward is purpose. God wants every person to have a purpose, yours to unfold the true potential of your soul’s longing. I would have been bored to death there. I need struggle.

And so do you. Because struggle is the essence of the seed which grows, simply to affirm its own self worth, and pushes its way through the darkness of the soil until it explodes, so to say, above the soil and becomes a flower, and then a fruit. That is what life is. You don’t get the flower and the fruit unless you go through that struggle of sheer hope that what what you are doing is the right thing, pushing your way through the darkness, searching for the Light, knowing it must be there.

All plants are Muslims so we have to learn the lesson from the plants. The Land is not the goal, it is a means. We struggle through the land, through our lives, through our every effort, because we are reaching for the Light. And the Eternal Light is the Nur of Allah.

I would rather be a Muslim in America than to own every olive tree in the Mediterranean. Because on the day that I die, that is the only thing that is going to matter.

I am so happy Riad has found that Light and he is so lucky to have died as a Shaheed. I envy him.
Please make me worthy of a death as honorable as that of Riad Hamad and give me Paradise as well.

To Allah belongs the Kingdom, and the Glory, forever.
Amen.

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SULLA SPIAGA DI VIAREGGIO
by Cosimo Pieracci
Vita: Madre di Parole

Ma ora il tuo sguardo brilla di vino e fatica, sorridi.
Sei solo un’ombra nell’aria densa
di questa discarica di sabbia.
Esercizi di yoga accanto alla striscia d’argento
generosa carezza che luna
stende qui come su altri mari.
Io scrivo con gli occhi pieni
di zanzare e di sonno.
Vorrei addormentarmi,
farlo possibilmente senza doverti baciare;
Tu non chiedi nulla e nemmeno saetti
all’improvviso la tua lingua attraverso le mie labbra
cosi mentre parlo o sbadiglio:
il sorprendente bacio del camaleonte!
Ti stendi leggera, aspetti il sonno, lo ottieni.
Dovro ancora lottare a lungo contro posto o poco distante da li.
La mattina e un paradiso:
sono venute le rondini, il sonno ha spento i motorini
e la giostra, un cono di silenzionsi gabbiani attraverssa
il latte dell’alba dove ti bagni
nuda come una Cleopatra.
Vedo la tua nuca andare verso l’acqua,
entrare nel rumore della risacca, sparire.
Il tuo pube torna al nostro giaciglio proprio
prima che l’oro cominci a colare sui passi lunghi
si muti magicamente in azzurro.
Le lingue del mare si srotolano sulla spiaggia,
tra le zampe di quattro bastardi ubbidienti e felici,
facendo una piccola schiuma nell’orgasmo di leccare il mondo.
Comprendo le’estasi di cui parlavi ieri alla mi mente
stanca nel momento in cui tornavi a sdraiarti sul ventre.
…Cosi le nere ombre della notte si sdraiano caute
sulla sabbia, copiando per non essere scorte, le forme del mondo…
Quanto poco possono sul tuo corpo le mie mani ora che sai
la dolcezza con cui ti carezza il tuo immenso amante di zaffiro.

January 21, 2008

Precinct by precinct, freedom is now

Filed under: American interests, Anti-Zionism, Blogroll, Interfaith, Islam, Uncategorized, Women — Tags: , , , , — mariahussain @ 2:18 am

Every candidate that is running for office right now, Democrat or Republican, except Ron Paul, has promised AIPAC to continue the US belligerent stance against Iran. Obama promised that he would continue to threaten to bomb Iran. Furthermore there is a good chance of US troops in Sudan, Pakistan, and other places. So if we care about the future of the planet our number one concern is to pull the plug on this system of funneling US taxpayer money into corporate subsidies that finance Israel’s wars.

Everybody disagrees with Ron Paul about something. Many left-leaning Democrats reject him because of his pro-life stance on abortion. Yet, Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate in your lifetime that has promised to bring home all troops from every US base that is not in the US. He has promised to cut off all foreign aid to Israel and the Muslim dictators. Did you hear that folks? He is offering you your freedom. He wants to phase out income taxes. The Prophet (pbuh) was also opposed to income taxes.

Ron Paul has taken a moderate stance on the immigration issue. He wants to help 60 million foreigners immigrate here legally. He is the only candidate that is opposed to home to home searches for illegal immigrants. He is realistic about the tax burden on society that is created by uncontrolled immigration. Some people think that you can’t be a nice person if you don’t want amnesty for all illegals. But if your neighbor lost her house and became homeless because of your coercive charity plan, was it worth it? Dr. Paul’s position is not a fixed position regarding immigration. He believes that in a good functioning economy people will be more tolerant of newcomers. He is the only presidential candidate that is not embarrassed to talk to Iran. He promised to lift the sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, etc. He is a fiscal conservative. Best of all, he has really good manners. He doesn’t act. He is humble and genuine. He is the only presidential candidate I trust to talk to Ahmedinejad or Bashir. He is in favor of a currency backed by gold or some other commodity. He will stop printing paper money. Isn’t that what we believe in?

Best of all he claims he will liberate thousands of non-violent prisoners his first day in office and give all the US detainees the right to a fair trial. He will shut down Guantanamo and repeal the Patriot Act. He doesn’t believe in “Islamofascism.” He calls this kind of speech war propaganda. There are so many deeply important things that Ron Paul is doing for the Muslims that we should be willing to give everything and do everything we can to be of service to this remarkable man. Don’t go by the official campaign ads; The official campaign flyers are geared towards a certain type of mainstream American consumer audience and don’t give you a good picture of the clarity and depth of Dr. Paul’s grasp on reality. http://www.ronpaullibrary.org/ has his articles and speeches and are a better indication of his thinking on the issues.

Ron Paul has 10 years of a voting record that shows he is the closest to a friend that we have in Washington. No other candidate, not even Kucinich, has promised to cut funding of Israel. If you are not registered to vote as either Unenrolled or Republican, you cannot vote in the primary anyway but you can still get involved with freeatlast2008.com. Hundreds of thousands of people are dying because of US interventionist policy. Ron Paul is the only candidate talking about non-intervention. That’s priceless.

Also keep in mind: As president he doesn’t have a lot of power to do much about the “controversial” issues like immigration and the gold standard because he’d have to get it through Congress. The only power he really has as president is commander-in-chief of the US military. He’d be authorized to end the US occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan etc. And he can pardon prisoners. Everything else has to go thru Congress. He’s a low-risk candidate to back, and by doing so you can tap into a VIBRANT peace movement! It’s not your usual leftist peace protest, it’s a socially conservative peace movement. That is so priceless.

It’s important to mention that there is currently a precinct by precinct coordinated attempt to reclaim American democracy from the special interest lobbies. It has been proven that all it takes is about 10-20 people per precinct to turn things around entirely. By hooking into the ronpaul.meetup.com network you would gain valuable contact with other Americans who support the Constitution.

Please watch http://youtube.com/watch?v=FG2PUZoukfA

In closing I want to urge you to give Dr. Paul a chance because the press combined with coordinated email attacks to smear Dr Paul as the scariest man imaginable is because of his refusal to continue funding for Israel’s wars. Nothing they say about him is true. Please note that the people who spearheaded the vicious anti-Paul campaign are the same group of people who always smear CAIR and our mosque. I would only go on like this about a course of action we must take together now, if I thought it were a life and death situation. And it is. We have to pull the US out of everywhere and the only way we can do that is by pulling the plug on war financially. Ron Paul plans to do that.

Martin Luther King Day Money Bomb – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA2AGnOOp3g

January 10, 2008

Hit Piece Bruises Ron Paul

Filed under: American interests, Anti-Zionism, Blogroll, Uncategorized — mariahussain @ 7:20 pm

Hit Piece Bruises Ron Paul
January 10, 2008
MariaHussain.wordpress.com

Martin Peretz, owner of the New Republic and funder of
Hillary really hurt Paul yesterday. It was a typical
Peretz thing to do – smear someone as a “homophobe”
and “racist” the day of the election. The New
Republic’s Jamie Kirchick ludicrously claimed that Ron
Paul personally called Martin Luther King a “gay
pedophile,” and other outlandish claims he later
retracted as mere gossip.

A very similar thing happened in Somerville on the eve
of the vote about whether or not city funds should be
invested in Israel or locally – in order to make it
sound more “controversial” than the issue really was,
all the neocon pundits went crazy, making up stories
about how I am a supporter of the local investment
movement and I’m a homophobic terrorist supporter that
hangs out with David Duke. This is a common tactic. It
makes you seem really “scary” to liberals. Liberals
whose vote we were counting on.

If the American people can’t get beyond the
“homophobic” smear in order to save their country,
America probably deserves to be crushed like a bug
quite frankly. People act exactly like insects.
Running around doing what “they” expect, never
thinking.

We have to be prepared in advance. I mentioned a
couple weeks ago the Zionist press is going to do
this. Dr. Paul needed a pre-emptive attack – a
statement on how his program is best for Blacks and
Gays. As we all know, there is no difference between
Huckabee and Hillary when it comes to AIPAC issues.
This game is a distraction. But there is a comeback.

Is Dr. Paul a racist? No, Dr. Paul WILL SET YOU FREE.
We need to emphasize his prison release program and
make sure people realize that Hillary and Obama are
NOT going to end war, they want new wars. Ron Paul is
the Black Man’s Best Friend. He is going to bring your
sons home from the war and release all non-violent
drug offenders from prison his first day in office, he said.
Ron Paul has more Black supporters than any other
Republican candidate and more active US military
personnel supporters than any other candidate.

The issue is not which candidate will win or lose. The
real issue is are we going to lose our country?
Americans are such sheep. If we don’t somehow teach
our friends to mistrust the media and double check
everything, that’s it for USA.

The sad part is that Dr. Paul was polling at 17% but
then a lot of those people went to vote Democratic
because they were embarrassed by the homophobic racist
smear that was circulated on the internet. It is true
that there was reportedly voter fraud. The hand count
of the votes puts Dr. Paul at 15% not 8% as the
newsmedia erroneously reported. But that still means
he lost 2% of the expected vote and all of the
fence-sitters who could have put him above 20% just
because of this typical Jewish smear tactic that was
coordinated and planned to not give Ron Paul time to
answer the accusations before the election.

Dr. Paul will not be counted as a winner unless he
wins by an overwhelming landslide. Even then, the
neocons might send in the National Guard to prevent
him from taking office, except the Guard is in Iraq.
(How convenient.) What happens next? No country in the
world knows what the next step is, how to get free.
The question is, how much longer will Americans fall
for these tricks?

RON PAUL’S RESPONSE

Ron Paul has already responded to these ridiculous
accusations and slammed them as political haymaking to
coincide with the New Hampshire primary.

“The quotations in The New Republic article are not
mine and do not represent what I believe or have ever
believed. I have never uttered such words and denounce
such small-minded thoughts.

In fact, I have always agreed with Martin Luther King,
Jr. that we should only be concerned with the content
of a person’s character, not the color of their skin.
As I stated on the floor of the U.S. House on
April 20, 1999: `I rise in great respect for the
courage and high ideals of Rosa Parks who stood
steadfastly for the rights of individuals against
unjust laws and oppressive governmental policies.’

This story is old news and has been rehashed for over
a decade. It’s once again being resurrected for
obvious political reasons on the day of the New
Hampshire primary.

When I was out of Congress and practicing medicine
full-time, a newsletter was published under my name
that I did not edit. Several writers contributed to
the product. For over a decade, I have publicly taken
moral responsibility for not paying closer attention
to what went out under my name.”

[We invite readers to share their views on Mr.
Kirchick’s article by e mailing him at
james.kirchick@gmail.com.]

Dr. Paul has an honest opinion. The neo-liberals have
think tanks working night and day doing marketing
analysis and using psychology to turn the public away
from Dr. Paul. There are Israeli/neocon spies that
keep tabs on every political activist in Boston and do
write-ups about them in Jerusalem, and meet with the
local & Israeli government about how to neutralize
them. In Palestine they just use a laser gun if
someone starts telling the truth. In America they
character assassinate more often. Like we have any
importance whatsoever. They flew the mayor of
Somerville to talk to Ariel Sharon about how to
silence eleven Boston responsible investment
activists.

Basically how the Lobby won it (and it was a close
race, 45 to 55%) was they made a bunch of slick
posters with Deval Patrick’s face on it, AND they
released a number of news reports and commentaries
that totally twisted the positions and arguments of
both sides, so that the average voter would be
confused about what they were voting for or against.
They also used a lot of psychological pressure
labeling people as “racists” “anti-Semites” etc. so
that the people who would normally support the ballot
initiative got scared away.

These people are very serious about not wanting Dr.
Paul’s voice to be heard and they don’t want him to
win. But they always use the same tactics.

If they don’t succeed in turning Dr. Paul’s name into
mud, they will turn on the organizers of the movement.
It’s going to go on and on and we have to strategize.
Is there a strategic planning wing of the People for
Paul movement?

November 18, 2007

Muslims discover Ron Paul

Filed under: American interests, Anti-Zionism, Blogroll, Islam — mariahussain @ 3:41 am

After the Republican debate on Tuesday evening in Dearborn, Mich., a reporter from the Arab-American News asked Ron Paul what he thought of the term “Islamic fascism.”

“It’s a false term to make people think we’re fighting Hitler,” Paul responded. “It’s war propaganda designed to generate fear so that the war has to be spread.”

The call has gone out to all the Muslim Americans to hurry up and register to vote Republican so that they can vote in the Republican Primary to support Ron Paul, the anti-interventionist, non-isolationist candidate for President of the United States. Muslims are opening their wallets and joining teaparty07.com as well.

An anonymous Ron Paul supporter posted the following message on the internet: “Muslims and Americans have an unique window of opportunity for the 2008 election. There is a candidate running as a Republican that would work to completely cut off the funding to Israel, remove ALL US troops from Arab lands, and repeal the Patriot Act. He’s a Republican with Libertarian views named Ron Paul. Ron Paul’s policies ranging from monetary to foreign are top notch. Till now Muslims and Americans have not had an American Presidential candidate that really suited their best interests. This election is unique in that we have a man running as a Republican that speaks the truth…We know the current policies in the Middle East are failing, not only making it less safe in the world but hurting and killing innocent Muslims, which our media callously calls collateral damage. It is our duty as Muslims to follow the truth regardless of how futile it may seem. Ron Paul is the only candidate that does not seem to be swayed by the influential lobbies that the other candidates are catering to.”

Ron Paul stood up in Congress in 2006 and opposed a resolution that sided with Israel in the Lebanon-Israel conflict. He stated the following.

Ron Paul: “Mr. Speaker, I follow a policy in foreign affairs called non-interventionism. I do not believe we are making the United States more secure when we involve ourselves in conflicts overseas. The Constitution really doesn’t authorize us to be the policemen of the world, much less to favor one side over another in foreign conflicts. It is very clear, reading this resolution objectively, that all the terrorists are on one side and all the victims and the innocents are on the other side. I find this unfair, particularly considering the significantly higher number of civilian casualties among Lebanese civilians. I would rather advocate neutrality rather than picking sides, which is what this resolution does.”

Ron Paul has also sponsored a bill to overturn the Patriot Act. He is one of the few members of Congress from either of the major houses that is speaking rationally about these issues. How can we get everyone, and I mean everyone, to join the Ron Paul Republican voter sign-up campaign?

There is general frustration with politicians these days, and the unwillingness to believe that supporting a particular candidate will make a difference. But whether Ron Paul wins or loses, ronpaul.meetup.com is a great way to meet your neighbors who are against the war and organize the community on a grassroots level. If something like Katrina ever happened to us, knowing our neighbors could mean the difference between life and death to our families.

The common thread I’ve been reading lately about leftists and Jews is that they are having trouble getting more than a dozen people to come to their stuff (whether anti-Zionist or Zionist). The anti-Israel movement is not moving forward, because “protest Zionist imperialism” is just not a catchy slogan. By contrast, there are over 400 RP activists against war taxes in Boston alone. Every day the list of passionate anti-war activists grows. Very few of them agree with every single RP position, they just want to get the Lobby out of the way and pull the troops out of Iraq.

One reason it’s working is because of the software. They made the ronpaul.meetup.com site almost like a dating site, where you can make friends with people in or near your zip code. They made it very easy to get together with new people to join the activism. You can’t beat technology, may as well use it.

In the event that RP actually won the election and got the Hamas treatment, his supporters are fully in support of the Right to Bear Arms. It would be interesting to see what followed.

If anti-war protesters want to continue to focus on the genocidal machinations of the global zionist-imperialist military, industrial, financial, political, neoliberal, media complex, they have to be willing to meet with anyone any time to hear what ideas people have to address this, which is our primary responsibility – even if they are Republicans.

If you ever saw Ron Paul in an interview it cannot be said that he avoids discussing vital issues. He is someone who is willing to make a statement and stick by it even when no one agrees with him. I don’t “believe” in electoral politics but it’s not that much sweat off my brow to go and vote to end war.

I think the fact that NO pro-Israel group will let Ron Paul speak at their convention, not even peace Zionists, is evidence enough that he is the only person to put in charge as commander-in-chief. And, even if he loses, making all these contacts with local anti-interventionists is priceless. If you want to expand the peace movement so that it overlaps with the freedom movement like ripples in a pond, you just have to respect the fact that people might agree with you, but for different reasons.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/muslims_for_ronpaul/

May 14, 2007

Legal Approach vs Idealistic Platitudes

Filed under: American interests, Anti-Zionism, Blogroll, Interfaith, Islam, Uncategorized, Zionism — mariahussain @ 3:08 am

Due to a conflict between those wanting to focus on legal approaches and those preferring to dwell on idealistic platitudes, the first One State meeting in Boston was canceled before it happened.

It seems like whether you talk about a two state solution or a one state solution, certain folks are always willing to concede rights on behalf of the Palestinians that they would never cede for themselves under American or international law. I think that’s why they like to keep it a Jewish-Arab issue or a “bi-national” issue, to leave majority of the world population out of the conversation, to leave the Arabs without back-up.

There is also a split between those who want to wait until “someday” when Israelis can be convinced to accept their neighbors as “equals” – as long as they don’t try to demand from Jews what Jews expect from the Germans (like putting aging prison guards in prison, getting their former houses back, demanding reparations and social security benefits) – and those who believe that we must have a plan that takes into account the possibility that some Jews are not going to like being treated like equals to non-Jews, and some of them will perceive the enforcement of international law as “vengeance.”

My point of view is that until Zionism is declared a criminal ideology and prosecuted as such, there is not much hope of any useful compromise since Zionism gives certain folks rights over others and that’s not fair.

Any solution based on human equality has to also take into account that giving Jews “equal rights” with Palestinians discriminates against all non-Palestinian Gentiles. Why should an American Jew have more stake in what goes on in Palestine than say, an Irish American or a Chinese Malaysian? A Jewish State is unfair because it favors Jews over Palestinians, but a bi-national state is unfair because it favors Jews over non-Jews worldwide. Before Israel’s existence, Palestine used to accept peaceful immigrant communities from all over the world who were not Arabs nor Jews. Why should Jewish residency permits be placed above others? Why not use other methods of preferring groups of immigrants over others?

I believe the Palestinians should have the right to decide who gets to live as an immigrant in Palestine, and maybe they should give a chance for non-Jews who want to immigrate there with the Palestinians’ permission. The idea of Palestine as a safe haven for childlike Jews is also insulting to Jews.

I think it is healthy to go back and forth between the extremes of idealism and justice-thinking to come up with a workable plan. So I guess it shows you what you are up against when trying to fight for justice for Palestinians, because there is still a lot of resistance from older Jews especially – using human rights language to tell Palestinians what they need to give up next. Claiming to want peace and reconciliation while excluding those who want to talk about what specific legal actions will be necessary for peace, by slurring them as full of “hate” or “vengeance,” is really no different than the approach that the Zionists are already using.

In any case, I wasn’t sure what the purpose of the One State group was supposed to be. If what is required is a discussion group, then maybe we should just throw it out there and let the Palestine discussion groups fight it out. So that is why I am making this an open letter. I really think that no One State Solution is possible without the majority participation of non-Jews.

I tend to view this from a psychological perspective. I see that liberal secular Jews do not have a tradition of gut-wrenching repentence in front of God, although this does exist in Rabbinical Judaism where you say to God, “I deserve to die for what I did, but please forgive me.” The resistance within the secular mind to getting to this point of spiritual abasement is what I view as a primary obstacle to dealing with “terrorist populations.” Muslims and Christians do have “sorry” and “accepting punishment” as a cultural philosophy and tend to view these two actions as a prerequisites for forgiveness of sinners.

What we are seeing with the Secular One Statists, is the imposition of secular values onto a non-secular society, where they want Jews to just be accepted as equals with Palestinians while they want Jews to be exempted from having to make reparations and especially exempted from prosecution for their crimes. And as I see it increasingly clearly, we are dealing with a sociological issue that is deeper than racism.

February 17, 2007

Sugarman Steals ‘Sexy’ Election from Hamas

Filed under: Anti-Zionism, Blogroll — mariahussain @ 12:20 am

The World Chooses Sexiest Anti-Zionists on the Planet

Sugarman Steals ‘Sexy’ Election from Hamas:
Charlotte Kates Emerges as Female Champion
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/wvns/message/6923

Well, the votes are in for the World View News Service’s “Sexiest
Anti-Zionist on the Planet.” The female winner is Palestine Solidarity
activist Charlotte Kates. Leila Khaled came in as runner-up – see
http://www.mqm.com/English-News/Jan-2001/leilakhalid.htm for her
photo, but in truth she didn’t even come close because no one could
top this gushing nomination from Charlotte’s very shy admirer –

“I have to say that she reminds me of a very young Bette Davis
(complete with her bewitching eyes!), and her smile could melt the
heart of any sentient human. But, I guess it’s her voice that really
stands out; it has a character, a limerance, a sort of joyful
resonance that is — well — “captivating” is the word that comes to
mind. She is also perhaps the most graceful and engaging human being I
know of.” See Charlotte Kates’ photo and read about her passion at
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article2242.shtml

The male winner looked like it was going to be the manly Palestinian
prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh –
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/archive/archive?ArchiveId=18704
but a last-minute, coordinated campaign by Chaim Sugarman to subvert
the election resulted in the landslide victory of this previously
unknown candidate. View the heart-stopping Chaim Sugarman campaign
poster at
http://kabobfest.blogspot.com/2007/02/our-vote-planets-sexiest-anti-zionist.html

Warmest Congratulations to Charlotte Kates, Sexiest Female
Anti-Zionist on the Planet! Hats off to Chaim Sugarman the Sexiest
Anti-Zionist Man on the Planet! See him without his shirt at
http://www.blogger.com/profile/33281445

Other Nominations:

Roger Tucker in North Carolina (I can provide his phone number ladies)
Elaine Antonia in Florida
Judy Andreas in New York
Shams in Kuwait (we don’t know if she’s actually an anti-Zionist but
we like her video: http://www.mon-pagerank.com/videos/out.php?id=4847)
and of course, Karin Friedemann and Joachim Martillo in Massachussetts

for more gossip see http://kabobfest.blogspot.com/2007/02/sexy-yet-kosher-love-affair.html

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