By Abu Rashid
Islamic Post Staff Writer
The media networks have recently been saturated with graphic accounts of the atrocities perpetrated by Israeli aggressors against thousands of defenceless civilians in Palestine. It would seem the Zionists have been given a license to destroy any entity they deem a threat to their ideology, without regard for civilian lives. A glaring example occurred when Israel bombed the U.N. headquarters in Gaza. Shortly after, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution condemning the Israeli offensive wholeheartedly and demanding a return to the 1967 borders.
Israel initially claimed Hamas terrorists were hiding within the U.N. compound shooting rockets, but later claimed the bombing was in error. Only U.N. staff and Palestinian civilians seeking refuge in the compound were present there.
The bombing of the compound was investigated and reported as unprovoked. Reuter’s bureau chief for the Israeli and Palestinian territories, Allistair MacDonald, stated that no-one from the UNRWA fired upon Israeli soldiers, despite Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert’s initial claim that Hamas troops fired from within the compound. “Nonsense!” was the response from a U.N. official on hearing Olmert’s claim.
The U.N. Relief and Works Agency says a process of accountability must take place to achieve justice for all the overwhelming death and destruction that has occurred as a consequence of the military incursion into Gaza. UNRWA says the process must be credible and must address the legitimate allegations of both the Israelis and Palestinians.
However, the assault in Palestine did not begin with the recent invasion of Palestine. Modern historical accounts, diagramming the rise of Israel, detail the tactics of the Zionist pioneers who would expedite their plan by exterminating innocent indigenous Muslims and Christians, pillaging their villages as they exiled them from their own land. In the case of Gaza, they corralled a grossly oppressed people for months, depriving them of the simplest of needs and then while imprisoned with no means of escape, shelled them to the verge of extinction. While the Nazi campaign of cruelty will never be forgotten, these Gestapo tactics are denied to be war crimes.
Unfortunately, as UNRWA director of operations in Gaza, John Ging notes, after 18 months of blockade and devastation, there are more extremists now, at the end of the conflict, than there were at the start, as the Palestinians do not believe they will get justice; they do not believe the rule of law applies to them. He said the international community must prove them wrong; it is most important to have an independent, objective, and credible investigation, while condemning the Israeli violence in the strongest terms, and demanding that the perpetrators be punished.
Yet the question remains: Is this a struggle for the survival of two peoples or a struggle for the survival of Islam and Zionism? Most often, the shouts, slogans, and banners in Gaza and throughout Palestine vocalize a resounding “There is no God but Allah and God is Great.” But for the acutely observant Muslim, there is a blatant absence of “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” This serious deletion is not a mistake; anyone who has researched the history of Al Islam knows beyond a doubt, that it was the fervor of unwavering belief in the Sovereignty of the Almighty Creator, coupled with devoted love for the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad (May Allah’s peace by upon him), and emulation of his noble character and example, in letter and spirit, that has always been the ideological antidote that neutralized the societal poisons of falsehood, oppression, religious hatred, and segregation.
-Islamic Post researchers contributed to this report.
Filed under: International, July Volume I- 2008, World | Tags: 9/11, interfaith, National, Politics, UN, unity
By Umm Shadzia, Islamic Post Staff Writer
United We Stand. “On this day, we stand on common ground… we will no longer be duped or manipulated by a “hidden hand” into fighting or going to war with each other.” (R-L) The distinguished Ms. Mary Yelenick of the Nat’l Catholic Social Services Lobby; the Honorable Earnest Davis, former Mayor of Mount Vernon, NY; Muhammad Haseeb Qadri, International Quranic Open University rally coordinator; the Honorable Khalifa Muhammad Atiq Qadri, President of Muslim Veterans of America; and the Honorable Khalifa Muhammad Hussein Qadri, Deputy Director of IQOU.
NEW YORK- An impressive crowd of over 3,000 Muslims and Christians were not deterred by the warnings of severe thunderstorms and hail as they boarded buses, vans, trains and planes throughout the United States and Canada to participate in the Muslim-Christian ‘World Peace Rally’, held in New York City, USA. The participants gathered on the corner of 47th Street and 2nd Avenue, and boldly marched toward the United Nations building. The Muslims and Christians joined by peace activists, humanitarian organizations and politicians collectively initiated the first annual, “Rally for World Peace” of this type.
A newly established group, ”The United Muslim-Christian Forum” (UMCF), hosted the historic event as they publicized their aims which include but are not limited to, Muslim–Christian Unity, taking a decisive stand against worldwide suffering, and launching a vigorous and unyielding advocacy campaign for world peace and against war and terror. During the program, the crowd was awed and invigorated as it was announced that the lifelong humanitarian and advocate for world peace, His Eminence, the Vice Chancellor of the International Quranic Open University, El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, called via telephone to send his regards and admiration for such efforts.
As they stood, at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, in the shadow of the United Nation’s building, the theme of the gathering was encompassed in the opening remarks made by Mr. Muhammad Hasib Qadri, a rally coordinator, when he stated: “On this day, we stand on common ground. We serve notice to the world, that as Muslims and Christians we will no longer be duped or manipulated by a “hidden hand” into fighting, or going to war with each other.”
Amongst the distinguished guests were: the Honorable Earnest Davis, former Mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, Mr. Naquan Muhammad, representative of “The Islamic Political Party of America”, the distinguished Ms. Mary Yelenick, representative of the National Catholic Social Services Lobby, the Honorable Khalifa Muhammad Hussein Qadri, Deputy Director of the International Quranic Open University, and the Honorable Khalifa Muhammad Atiq Qadri, President of Muslim Veterans of America Inc.
Further into the program UMCF made its dynamic demands clear:
-We demand world peace and no more war!
-We demand that no more lives be wasted!
-We demand an independent inquiry into the absence of 4000 Jews from the World Trade Center on 9/11 and why it is being covered up.
-We demand to know who actually carried out the 9/11 attacks.
-We demand to know what happened to the 5 Israeli men, dressed in Arab clothes, dancing and jeering on the other side of the river and filming while the attacks were being carried out.
-We demand to know why Building 7 crumbled without being damaged in any way by the attack.
President of the Muslim Veterans of America Inc., Khalifa Muhammad Atiq in his forceful speech demanded to know why 4,000 Jews had prior warning of the devised attack on the World Trade Center and stayed home while Muslims and Christians were kept in the dark and left to perish.
The Muslim war veteran quoted from Andrew Carrington Hitchcock’s popular book, The Synagogue of Satan which stated, “On September the 11th, the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is orchestrated by Israel with the complicity of Britain and America, under the orders of the Rothschilds (international bankers), which they in turn blame on so-called Muslim terrorists.
This is Stage One of getting the Western World, on behalf of the Jews, to go to war with the Arab world. Here lies another textbook Mossad false flag operation; one should remember well their motto ‘By Way Of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War’.”
The president of Muslim Veterans of America Inc., went on to show a glaring similarity with what transpired at Pearl Harbor when he quoted from the same book: “Interestingly, back in 1938, President Roosevelt tried his hardest to railroad the United States into the war in Europe to accommodate the Jews in the United States and the world, but when that failed he knew he had to try a different tactic. That was, of course, what happened at Pearl Harbor.”
Today, many books state that the US had broken the Japanese code and had prior knowledge of the pending attack by the Japanese but allowed it to take place to bring about America’s entry into the war.
Earnest Davis, the former Mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, made note that the crowds stand against the rain was like unto their “stand for peace against war and terror and remarked, “Our commitments may not take shape and force today, or immediately, but it will take shape and the annals of history and will make note that today we started a movement that leaves behind all else and moves toward peace in the world.”
Mayor Davis was followed in the program by the distinguished Ms. Mary Yelenick, representative of the National Catholic Social Services Lobby, who added, “What we do as a Catholic organization is what Muslims around the world have been, and still are doing: reaching out to others and standing strong for what is right and good and true.”
At the end of the program, as the rain came to an abrupt end, bringing forth the sun which shone fiercely, the Muslims and Christians joined hands and together with one voice repeated again, and again, Allahu Akbar (“God is Great!”)
It should be duly noted that, the inspiration for the rally took shape after both Muslims and Christians gathered earlier this year to celebrate the august birth of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him).
It was then that both groups vowed that they were “fed up” and would stand together against those who are actively instigating clashes between Muslims and Christians any where in the world.
At this time, the interim board members of the United Muslim-Christian Forum are launching a worldwide membership drive, and will be holding a conference in the very near future.
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