Calling today’s organized religion a failure, the Nation of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday urged a “new beginning” during the rededication ceremony for a renovated mosque on Chicago’s South Side, striking a tone of inclusion toward Jews, Christians and other Muslims. He also embraced members of all races as each being their brother’s keeper. >>>>>
“Stability, peace and security in the world are inseparable from each other. In the long run, Islamophobia will continue in the world. Muslims are psychologically, economically and socially affected by Islamophobia. Such a dramatic situation should be described as a segregation based on race and religion,” Ihsanoglu said. >>>>>
Enraged by repeated attacks on mosques and protesting the lack of security, Muslims in eastern Nepal have called an indefinite transport shutdown from Sunday.The Purvanchal Muslim Sangharsh Samiti, an umbrella organisation of protesters, has been staging a transport shutdown in eastern Nepal since Thursday to pressure the Maoist government to bring to justice an armed group that led two recent attacks on mosques in eastern Nepal. Two devotees at prayer were killed in the attacks. >>>>>
In Britain, the common law system is available to everybody but to Muslims it is impotent when it comes to civil issues regarding marriage, divorce and other disputes whose dispensation in heaven is perceived as more crucial than any ruling that might be handed down by an English judge in a horsehair wig.
Ugandan Muslims have advocated Sharia law to deal with these importance issues because secular laws cannot address them to the satisfaction of our conscience. Therefore, Sharia law is inevitable in any community where Muslims are a part. >>>>>
In a “don’t worry, be happy” tone, I breezily noted that although the stoking of racial fear and xenophobia was a cherished tradition of American politics, I really didn’t think that this time around the candidates would permit the wholesale slander of Islam or Muslims.
Apparently, I was wrong. The undertones have become screaming overtones. And it is past time to object. >>>>>
This is by design, in order to help keep the excuse(s) to continue the war on terror alive. It helps that even the opposing party’s candidate also reject any future potential of exonerating Muslims in the public eye while at the same time, forcing the hand of democrats to continue to maintain their position on the Islamophobic bandwagon.
The Philippine Supreme Court threw out on Tuesday a proposed accord to grant minority Muslims expanded autonomy after Christian protests and renewed fighting convinced the government to abandon the deal. >>>>>
This renewed fighting is exactly what was wanted. To label them as Christian protests, instead of Philipino protests shows exactly the direction they are intending this to move toward – a war against Muslims. Philippines is a secular nation. But it is easy to pit each other against religious ideologies in order to safeguard the weak substance of a so-called Western-styled democracy. The U.S. actually has more to gain, contrary to what the article says, if there was conflict in the region. It tends to weaken Philippines own government’s disagreements and overall independence from the U.S., and naturally justifies having more a military, albeit advisor, presence in the Philippines.
Why is it that when Christian-populated East Timor wanted to separate from the democratically elected, majority-Muslim populated Indonesia, it was portrayed as something good in secular newspapers. When Muslim-populated Mindanao wants separation from majority-populated Catholic Philippines, it is not good. The same question can be raised about Chechnya, Palestine, Mauritania, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria and Egypt, amongst other nations — democracy is not factored in by those who champion democracy.
It’s is only used as a pep-rally cheer to bring forth the cause of the powerful. Yes, the powerful seek ‘democracy’, when it is usually a corruption of democratic values and rule of the fundamental laws that gave them the power to begin with.
If those Muslims in Mindanoa were carrying a red, white and blue banner, and had white skin, and carrying crosses and the Bible; then them seeking autonomy would be heard around the world as a legitimate cause….even if they yelled from the top of the lungs, “Give me liberty, or give me death.” Since this isn’t the case, they are mere rebels who should not want autonomy.
The Pew study shows that older Muslim Americans support the military fight against terrorism, especially in Afghanistan, more often than younger Muslim Americans. Duke professor Jen’nan Ghazel Read says this divide is normal. Her research shows that the majority of Muslim Americans, who were born in the Middle East or Southeast Asia, still have a strong connection to their native homelands, despite years of being in this country. >>>>>
I guess that still makes me young….yippeee!!!