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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Safar 6, 1432 /January 11, 2011 # 2

January 9, 2010: Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis marched and rallied in Karachi, Pakistan, to condemn the U.S.-backed regime's attempts to repeal laws which punish those who dishonor or insult Prophet Muhammad, pbuh. Nothing like this has been seen in Karachi for a long time. The organizational skills were those of Jamaate Islami, but every Islamic group was involved, including Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan, Jamiate Ulema-i-Islam, Ahle Sunnat, Jamat ud-Da'wa, Jafari movement and numerous others. Jamat ud-Da'wa has been banned by the U.S., but has a large following in Pakistan.

Large pictures of Mumtaz Qadri, who killed Governor Salman Taseer, were displayed.

The massive crowd roared with praises of Muhammad (pbuh), as it vowed to defend his honor at any cost.

Return to Pakistan: Media Perspectives on Bush's Iraq & Afghanistan Wars

By Kaukab Siddique

200 Pages. ISBN #: 9780983274605

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This book is probably the only account of the war, by a U.S.-based Muslim writer living the Deen, on the impact of the war--and related events--on his mind and soul.

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Thoughts from Imam Badi Ali (National Islamic Shoora) Jamaat al-Muslimeen, North Carolina

Spotlight #1: Sudan: Who gave Omar Bashir the right to hold a vote to break the country into two? Would the U.S. ever hold a vote to break up? Would France? Or Spain with the Basques in turmoil? This is a great betrayal, with the western powers as supervisors and referees. This move in Sudan may be a part of the strategy to break up other large Muslim countries as well.

Spotlight #2: January 9: The Israeli occupiers today demolished the home of Mufti al-Husseini, who was the Grand Mufti of Palestine during the Second World War and thereafter. The Israelis confiscated his home 25 years back and now they have demolished it. They are following a similar slow but systematic process with Masjid al-Aqsa. One day, we will suddenly be told that it has been demolished. An attack on Gaza may also be in the works.

Spotlight #3: The shooting in Arizona points to a serious problem in America. Other than the select groups going to college, the country has little or nothing to offer the 18 - 22 year-old men and women who are mentally disturbed or unstable, or those who don't see a future or are handicapped in other ways. There is a whole generation of youth with special needs, which are not being addressed.

Spotlight #4: Not only Muslim countries but the minds of our people are invaded and occupied. What is right and what is wrong is increasingly clouded and confused for them.

Spotlight #5: If you have a cup of honey, you'll have a cup of honey. If you have a cup of milk, you'll have a cup of milk. If you have a cup of wine, you'll have a cup of wine. Don't claim that it is something else. The same applies to an empty brain. If you pour liquor into it, liquor will determine your behavior, your health, and your soul. Our people are allowing poison to be poured into their brains but then they claim it is milk or honey!

Spotlight #6: Many Arab Americans do not realize that times have changed. They continue to teach their children to make money. They don't teach children wisdom, understanding, empathy, or compassion. Money cannot make up for their deficiencies in these matters.

Made-in-America "Islam"

Zaid Shakir Okays Joining the CIA
Where are our Muslim Leaders?
By Abu Idris

January 6, 2011- I made it to the "Curbing Violent Extremism" event at Adams Center. Zaid was ending his speech when I arrived.

The host gave 15 (pre-written) questions to Imam Zaid and Imam Majid. This took up most of the time. They allowed about three questions from the audience. I thought this was unfair for the people who showed up. The audience was overwhelmingly immigrant.

I wanted to ask the guest speaker, "Why are we focusing on the few 'criminals' or the ones who may have been set up by the Feds? Why not have a forum about this government, how they made up a reason to kill Muslims in Iraq, forced the Ethiopians to kill the Muslims in Somalia, and are responsible for thousands of deaths of innocent people in Afghanistan?"

There was a written question that Zaid Shakir answered about can Muslims work for the CIA or similar services. He shocked me with his answer. He said that if a person thought that he could do some good and help change some people thoughts about Muslims, it would be okay.

I bought his book, Where I'm Coming From: The Year In Review. I wanted to see exactly where he was coming from. I had him sign my book, so I could ask him personally about his CIA answer. I asked him how can he tell people it's okay to work with the CIA, when they are at war with Islaam and the Sharia? He answered that if a person has a conscience and joins to try to do good, then it would be okay. If a Muslim finds out that he/she is not doing good, then he/she should quit.

Where are our Muslim leaders in this country? How can we call this leadership? All of this P.R is getting the Muslims nowhere in the media and the public eye. The government is still targeting Muslims. We need leadership that will stand up against the government and not tell the followers of Islaam to join the ranks of the forces who are out to destroy it. It seems that these Imams need to go back and read the hadiths on the Dajjal.

More from Wikileaks
Israel Deliberately Choked Gaza Economy, US Cable Reveals

Israel deliberately maintained the economy of the Gaza strip "on the brink of collapse" without "pushing it over the edge," a leaked US diplomatic cable from 2008 showed Wednesday. According to a cable from the US embassy in Tel Aviv dated November 3, 2008 -- obtained by WikiLeaks and posted online by Norwegian daily Aftenposten -- Israeli officials told US diplomats of their intention to strangle the economy of Gaza. "As part of their overall embargo plan against Gaza, Israeli officials have confirmed .. .. on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge," the secret cable, posted online in its original version, read.

Pakistan's Khalid?

Khalid al-Islambouli on killing Sadat, the President of Egypt: "I killed the Pharoah."

Mumtaz Qadri on killing Taseer, the Governor of Punjab: "I killed the Gustakhe Rasul."

Salman Taseer & Blasphemy

A Shooting Which Could Change the Status Quo:
Masses Support the Shooter

What is it that Most People didn't Notice?

Compiled from a consensus of reports from various Pak sources

The Governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, was a genial, easy going person. He lived well and ate well, as the rolls of fat on his body indicated. For him, the masses chanting and marching in the streets were just a bunch of extremists who should be ignored.

On December 31, 2010, all of Pakistan was closed down, as the nation rallied against the plans of Taseer and others in the ruling class to end the blasphemy laws. The general strike was unequalled in history. Just about every Pakistani newspaper noted the intensity of the strike. In Karachi alone, Jamaate Islami held 50 simultaneous rallies at 50 mosques.

Governor Taseer brushed aside the strike as a minor occurrence brought about by a bunch of extremists and religious fanatics.

Taseer had an elite force guarding him. Among them was Mumtaz Qadri. He looked obviously religious. Why was he chosen to guard Taseer? That's where Pakistan's secular rulers fell for their own propaganda. Mumtaz Qadri was chosen because he belongs to the Barelwi school of thought, the Ahle Sunnat. The secular rulers, aware of the sectarian divide, thought that the Barelwis hate the "wahhabis" so much that they could be depended upon to kill any "wahhabi" who threatened the governor. ("Wahhabi" is the term used by westernized Pakistani elites for strict followers of the Qur'an and the Hadith who are also described as "militants.")

This was literally, a fatal error. When it comes to love of the Prophet, pbuh, all Muslims are united. It appears from Pakistani reports that Mumtaz Qadri was convinced that Taseer did not think that insults against the Prophet, pbuh, were a serious offense.

On January 4, Qadri killed Governor Taseer and was hailed as a hero by masses of ordinary Pakistanis. Thousands of people visited his home to acclaim the shooting. Qadri was showered with flowers by an adoring crowd when police brought him out of the court. He shouted "Ya Rasool Allah," a Barelwi slogan, which was forcefully joined in by the crowd. "I have killed the one who dishonored the Prophet, pbuh." "O Messenger, accepted me as your slave." (All of these comments, in Urdu, appeared on private Pakistani television stations.)

Taseer, like the late Benazir Bhutto, supported General Musharraf's attack on the Red Mosque-Jamia Hafsa and blamed Musharraf for not doing it sooner.

Pakistanis should realize that secularists, living in great luxury in Pakistan, support imperialism and zionism. They don't care if you say ameen loudly or not in prayer. If you are a strict Muslim, you are dirt, insignificant trash for the secularists.

New Trend comment: Blasphemy laws are required to stop vigilante justice. Non-Muslims often do not realize that Islam is a living religion. By attacking Muhammad, pbuh, you attack every Muslim's existence. If the cartoons in Sweden, Denmark and Germany had been subject to Blasphemy laws, there would have been no angry Muslim response, including the Swedish incident, where a Muslim gave his life while allegedly attempting to commit a violent act.

We are glad that the U.S. government understands this issue. There is no apparent encouragement from the U.S. for attacks on the Prophet, pbuh. Unfortunately pro-regime ISNA has slow thinkers like 'Imam" Zaid Shakir among its supporters. Shakir went so far as to blame the Muslims for protesting against the cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh. Shakir owes an apology to the Muslim community. We urge ISNA to tell Shakir to apologize.

Our America
From NT's Media Monitor

Violence Reaches the Elites: Blatant Attack on Congresswoman Giffords

January 8 - A 22-year old youth shot 19 people in broad daylight in Tucson, Arizona. Six of them had died by the end of the day. The seriously/critically wounded include Congresswoman Gabriella Giffords. For most of the day, the shooter's ID was not released. Motivation is still unknown or not being released.

Extreme violence is endemic in America. "Bang bang, shoot 'em up" movies are extremely popular. Automatic weapons are heavily publicized. Crimes against women are common and happen daily.

Because of media control by the people in power, the real issues in American life are not discussed.

Here is some information about Giffords from Wikipedia:

On August 31, 2010, Giffords praised the arrival of National Guard troops on the border: "Arizonans have waited a long time for the deployment of the National Guard in our state. Their arrival represents a renewed national commitment to protecting our border communities from drug cartels and smugglers."

Giffords worked to secure passage of the August 2010 bill to fund more Border Patrol agents and surveillance technology for Arizona's border with Mexico. The legislation passed the House of Representatives only to be sent back by the U.S. Senate with reduced funding. Ultimately a $600 million bill was passed and signed in to law. The bill was over $100 million less than Giffords fought for, but she said, "This funding signals a stronger federal commitment to protect those Americans who live and work near the border."

Giffords was born in Tucson, Arizona to Spencer J. Giffords and Gloria Kay Fraser Giffords. She is Arizona's first Jewish Congresswoman being a member of Congregation Chaverim in Tucson.

Additional information about her appeared in an article entitled "Jewish US Lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords Shot, Prognosis Optimistic," in Arutz Sheva (Israel National News). The complete article may be read here.

Our America

Appeal to Suport Lucasville, Ohio, Prisoners Hunger Strike
Dear friends,

The Lucasville uprising hunger strikers requested that you be notified about the status of their struggle. Their demands are exceeding modest: that they be treated like other death-sentenced prisoners, rather than be subjected to the inhumane restrictions of the highest security level, "Level 5", at which they have been held since transferred to the Ohio State Penitentiary in 1998 From the statements of prison authorities at their annual reviews, OSP apparently intends to hold them in these conditions, which in some countries would be considered torture, until their executions.

Attached please find several important documents: a statement from one of the hunger strikers, an "open letter" on which signatures are being gathered, and an explanatory article written by attorney-historian-activist Staughton Lynd for the Ohio-CURE newsletter. The "open letter" was written by Denis O'Hearn, author of the biography of Bobby Sands, "Nothing But an Unfinished Song." Staughton Lynd has written the definitive book on the Lucasville rebellion, "Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising." Both of these men are close advisors of the prisoners.

Also if you are on facebook, please go to the following facebook page:
Updates about the hunger strike will be posted here frequently.

Thank you for your support.

Sharon Danann
Lucasville Uprising Freedom Network

The invasion of Afghanistan was prepared BEFORE the 9.11 attacks, according to this writer. If this report is correct, the 9.11 attacks can be seen as preemptive action by the Muslims. -Editor

Play it again Uncle Sam!!!
Vietnam and Afghanistan

By Abdul Karim Hattin

Some 28 years may separate these two wars but each of them bear more similarities to each other then they do differences, each was begun without a formal declaration of war and each of them has outlived the projected time of conflict as envisioned by the war-hawks of Washington, both wars were very much entrenched in the belief that America was the world's guardian and bringer of democracy to the words poor and oppressed,

"While the formulations of policies for Vietnam was not haphazard, neither was it scientific. Yet the decisions, however they were shaped, reflected the view of most Americans that they could not shirk their responsibility as global custodian." (1)

The Afghan war in many ways was the partial result of the machinations of the Project for a New AmericanCentury and its many signatories such as Zbigniew Brezezinski who in his early book "THE GRAND CHESSBOARD" seems to have predicted American intervention into Eurasia some 4 years before the events of 9/11 and who's son is the mentor of current American President Barak Obama.

The American war machine in Indo-China came to grinding halt in 1975 when the Vietcong were able to conquer Saigon which was played out before the worlds media while American helicopters landed on the roof of the American embassy in a desperate attempt to evacuate as many troops , civilians and South Vietnamese loyalist as could be carried, and yet despite having the world's most powerful military it was seemingly beaten by a few men who had nothing more than and I quote "A bowl rice and an AK-47", this defeat left a scare so deep in the collective White racial conscious of the American people that it is has effected every military decision ever since indeed president George Bush Sr remarked before the first Gulf war, "This will not be another Vietnam." (3) The Gulf war victory if one can call It that seeing as American troops were to return some 12 years later and find its self bogged down in a quagmire that it narrowly escaped and with the shadow of further conflict in the region if Iran does not comply with American-UN calls for nuclear disarmament, seems to have bolstered the belief that America could once again be the world's police man, the American Empire had not crashed and burned on the shores of Vietnam but rather had taken a slight detour but one that seems to have led to another rocky shore called Afghanistan.

Is history about to repeat its self? Take the follow facts into consideration. On the 4th August 1964 the Gulf of Tonkin incident took place when supposedly communist North Vietnamese patrol boats attacked American ships, the incident lead to an escalation in the hostilities and Americas commitment to defend South Vietnam against the communist threat masterminded in Moscow, in reality American ships had been used covertly before that date by its South Vietnamese allies to attack North Vietnamese coastal installations and since the partition of Vietnam in 1954 the Americans had be carrying out secret clandestine activities against the North. In an effort to intensify events, American news reports claimed that further attacks by the North Vietnamese had taken place, In reality they never took place but had been invited to justify a larger military intervention into South-East Asia with the support of the American people, with the overview of history at hand the actions of the North Vietnamese can be seen more as a defensive posture then an unjustified attack on "Innocent Americans". American President Johnson admitted to an assistant, "Hell, those dumb stupid sailors were just shooting at flying fish." (3)

The incident had taken place less than a year after a CIA organized Coup d'état against South Vietnamese President Diem, Diem had been seen by the Americans as an obstacle to winning the conflict against the Communists and had to be removed to win the war, American Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge informed President Kennedy on the 6th November 1963, "It is certain that the ground in which the coup seed grew into a robust plant was prepared by us, and that the coup would not have happened (as) it did without our preparation", (4) In a twist of a fate Kennedy himself would be removed in a Coup d'état some three weeks later and meet the same end as Diem at the end an assassins bullet, President Lyndon Johnson who had taken the place of the dead Kennedy promised the American Joint Chiefs of Staff, "Just get me elected, and then you can have your war." (5)

As a result Vietnam and its people became a testing ground for all manner of brutal fantasies that could be imagined by the American war machine, the Phoenix program was the CIA's effort to destroy the infrastructure of the Vietcong in South Vietnam. To gain information from suspected Vietcong members they were thrown out of planes and helicopters had fingers, ears, fingernails, sexual organs cut off suffered electric shock torture and the nailing of six inch dowels through the ear into the brain.

Its estimated that between 1968 and May 1971 some 20,587 alleged Vietcong died as a result of the program, the main reason being that Americans were unable to tell a member of the Vietcong from its allies in the South Vietnamese citizenry, in essence they all looked the same so their all guilty until proven innocent, a brutal playing out of the papal legate Pierre de Castelnau's famous statement "Kill them all God will know his own" or in this case "Kill them all democracy will know its own".

American instructors would take things even further when they tortured their own soldiers into urinating, spitting and defecating on the American flag, a similar move played out in camp X-ray, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba when the Qur'an was kicked and thrown into buckets of urine by American soldiers.

It was in the Vietnam War that the use of water- boarding would come into effect, first used to train American troops against torture used by the Vietcong; it should come as no surprise when it was revived by President George W. Bush in his "War on Terror" against members of Al-Qaeda. (6)

American troops in Afghanistan now find themselves in the same position their compatriots did in Vietnam how do you tell members of the Taliban from farmers? The rising death toll of everyday Afghans in American drone attacks and the torture and humiliation before their families will only continue to give support to the Taliban and rally everyday Afghans against America and its allies. E. J. Banks a marine captain in Vietnam recalled, "You never knew who was the enemy and who was the friend. They all looked alike. They all dressed alike,... it wasn't like the San Francisco Forty-Niners on one side of the field and the Cincinnati Bengals on the other. The enemy was all around you." (7)

To many the war in Afghanistan was singly the result of the events of 9/11 but in reality just as in Vietnam the war was prepared long before flights 77 and 175 slammed into the World Trade Centre. On September 18th 2001, 7 days after the 9/11 attacks BBC reporter George Arney revealed that former Pakistan Foreign Secretary Niaz Naik was told by American officials in mid-July 2001, that America was preparing plans to invade Afghanistan and remove the Taliban before the snows came in mid-October, "Mr. Naik said US officials told him of the plan at a UN-sponsored international contact group on Afghanistan which took place in Berlin. Mr. Naik told the BBC that at the meeting the US representatives told him unless Bin Laden was handed over swiftly America would take military action to kill or capture both Bin Laden and the Taliban leader, Mullah Omar, ...The wider objective, according to Mr. Naik, would topple the Taliban regime and install a transnational government of moderate Afghans in its place-possibly under the leadership of the former Afghan king Zahir Shah. Mr. Naik was told that Washington would launch its operation from bases in Tajikistan, where American advisers were already in place." (8) Jean-Charles Beisard a French intelligence analyst reveled that American officials had told the Taliban at the meeting in July, The aforementioned offer to the Taliban had been to take part in a government of national unity along with opposition groups and international aid would be given to them, they would also benefit from the expected oil revenues that would be produced from the proposed Unocal oil pipeline that would transport Turkmenistan's gas and oil deposits through Afghanistan. The Taliban turned down the offer realizing that the bulk of the profits would go to Unocal rather than their own government. After the Taliban collapse in October 2001, the new Afghan

Minister for Mines and Industries Mohammad Razim of the interim government of Hamid Karzai announced plans for the building of the new pipeline, by no accident Hamid Karzai was a former adviser to Unocal along with Zalmay Khalizad George W. Bush's special envoy to Afghanistan, and the husband of the infamous author of "Civil Democratic Islam" Cheryl Berynard.


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, Vietnam A History, Stanley Karnow

6, Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Intervention Since World War II, William Blum

8, "US Planned Attack on Taliban," BBC News Online, September 18th, 2001

9, Bin Laden: the Forbidden Truth, Jean-Charles Beisard

10, Washington Post, "How CIA tried to save Afghan Guerilla," October 29th, 2001

11, Guardian, November 2nd, 2001

Br. Hattin is an Islamic activist in UK and takes the message inside British prisons.

A Stunning Blow for Rejecters of Hadith
They are wrong both about Qur'an and Hadith

By Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D

One of the basic points the munkireen (rejecters) of Hadith make is that the Prophet (pbuh) himself had forbidden the writing of Hadith. They even quote the Prophet (pbuh) on this, and those who don't know are very impressed.

Note the following points:

  1. If the rejecters view of the Qur'an was right (that it has everything in it, even the details), they would have been able to bring a verse from the Qur'an which would say: Hadith of the Prophet is not needed when you have the Qur'an. They cannot bring such a verse. So what do they do? They bring a hadith to support their view!

  2. They are such clever liars, that they do not quote the whole hadith. Here is the complete Hadith. I have italicized the part the rejecter's quote:
Would it be wrong to assume that the rejecters have made a place for themselves in hellfire by falsifying these words of the Prophet (pbuh) by quoting only half the hadith.

Entire books have been written on this subject by the scholars of Islam. (One easily available in Urdu is IBN MAJA AUR 'ILM-e-HADITH by Muhammad Abdur Rasheed Naumani. I read this about 20 years back.)

The Prophet (pbuh) and later Abu Bakr (ra) did not want the words of the Qur'an and the words of the Hadith to get mixed up with each other. Hence the writing only of Hadith was stopped. Remember that the reciters of the Qur'an and the narrators of the Hadith were the same people, the companions of the Prophet (Allah be pleased with them). In the early stages, the danger of the two writings getting mixed up was very real.

Even then the ban on writing was not complete. There are numerous narrations which indicate that when a sahabi (companion) expressed difficulty in remembering the Hadith, the Prophet (pbuh) not only allowed him but encouraged him to write it down. Thus many Hadith continued to be written though memorization was the general rule in those early days.

Every companion of the Prophet, including 'Umar and Ali (Allah be pleased with them), depended on the Prophet's interpretation, explanation and implementation of the Qur'an (what we call Hadith of the Prophet). Every teaching of the Qur'an was elaborated by the Sahaba on the basis of the Prophet's Hadith. Thus those who attack the Hadith are attacking the entire history of Islam. They are trying to destroy the credibility of the Sahaba, who also are the transmitters of the Qur'an, and thus these munkireen do the work of the Jews to uproot Islam.

How They have Misunderstood the Qur'an

Munkireen (rejecters) have based their whole theory on the idea that Prophet Muhammad's task was only to deliver the Qur'an.

The informant (an unknown named Mabrook Ismaeel, or someone who hides behind that name), quotes the last part of 24:54 thus: "The sole duty of the messenger is to deliver." This is a clear distortion of the Qur'an if you look at the Arabic original and the context of the verse.

The words "illa balagh al-Mubeen" (only to preach or proclaim clearly) can in no way be translated as "only ... to deliver."

How do we know that? From the Qur'an itself. In several verses the Qur'an emphasizes the Prophet's mission to proclaim and preach the message clearly and unambiguously so that people can make their choice between acceptance or rejection. Islam cannot be imposed on anyone. The Qur'an was brought to the people by the Prophet. He presented it very honestly and clearly to them. Those who accepted, he organized them into a community which became the model for all future Islamic movements.

For instance 16:82, follows evidence of Allah's creativity. The Prophet is then told" "But if they turn away, thy duty is only to preach the Clear Message." Thus after he has brought them the Qur'an, it's up to them to accept or turn away. He cannot put faith in their hearts.

Even when verses on laws about intoxicants and gambling are revealed, the Qur'an brings out the same idea of the responsibility of the audience to make choice, and they will be judged accordingly in the Hereafter. Here is a verse immediately after the ban on intoxicants and gambling: "Obey Allah, and obey the messenger, and beware if you do turn back, know you that it is our messenger's duty to proclaim the message in the clearest manner (al balagh al-mubeen in Arabic)" (5:92)

Thus to claim that because the messenger's duty was to proclaim the message clearly, he had no other duty is absurd for anyone who has read the Qur'an. The life, words, actions of the Prophet were interpretations of the Qur'an. After 5:92, it was his task to remove intoxicants anf gambling and his actions come to us through the Hadith.

Allah sent the Qur'an with the messenger and together they fulfill the final message of Allah. In fact, the Prophet (pbuh) comes first and through him and his sahaba comes the Qur'an.

I will show, inshallah, in a later part of this discussion, that there is no way the Qur'an can be understood without the Prophet's Hadith. That is one reason why the Jews and other orientalists remain kuffar although they have become experts in Qur'anic terminology: they do not and cannot accept the Prophet (pbuh) because the Prophet's understanding of the Qur'an brings the Islamic revolution.
Now let's go back to 24:54 and see how the rejectors have totally distorted the Qur'an. (In other words, here I am going from comparison with other verses to the context of the specific verse the rejecter used.) I will quote 24:54, 55, 56 to bring out the totality of the message:

Say:"Obey Allah and obey the Messenger: but if ye turn away, he is only responsible for the duty placed on him and you for that placed on you. If you obey him, you shall be on the right guidance. The Messenger's duty is only to proclaim the clear message." Allah has promised to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land inheritance of power, as he granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their way of life - the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change their state, after the fear in which they lived, to one of security and peace: They will worship Me (alone) and not associate anything with Me. If any do reject faith after this, they are wicked indeed. So establish prayer and give zakat and OBEY THE MESSENGER that you may receive mercy.
(emphasis added)

Thus these verses are in fact prophesying the victory of Islam, under the Prophet and the Sahaba and whenever Muslims follow authentic Islam. The last verse which I have emphasized mentions obedience to the Prophet thus shattering our friend's theory that Allah and His messenger only mean Allah! Does the Prophet here also mean Allah! (astaghfirullah)

After the message has been proclaimed, the righteous who accept it are being promised Caliphate (layastakhlifannahum fil Ard in Arabic).

So there goes the theory that the Prophet (pbuh) was only sent to "deliver" and the message and that's it.

I don't know what these munkireen make of the verses about Jihad in the Qur'an. If his task was only to deliver the message, what about Jihad? Is this another Qadiani attempt to abrogate Jihad?

Dear readers, our westernized elites (that is all of us) have been given a severe case of inferiority complex by the power and glitter of the west. Some of us fall so low that we start insulting great Muslims like Hazrat Abu Huraira and Imam Bukhari. (Actually through this process such people like the munkireen are used by the Jews to attack the very basis of Islam.) A nation which does not respect its scholars and elders soon becomes a nation of slaves.

War News
Media Monitor

Why do US and Taliban accounts of US Losses Differ?

On January 8, 2011, the New York Times published an account of the Afghan war which might help explain the seemingly exaggerated U.S. losses announced by the Taliban every month.

The New York Times says that U.S. troops sufffered only 430 dead [among a toll of 711 for all of NATO] during the year 2010.

However, the number of U.S. troops wounded in 2010 is very high: 5,500.

Many of the wounded are mutilated, deformed and/or disabled for life. The wounds are ugly beyond description.

The Taliban might be thinking they killed 5,500 + 430. They have no way of knowing that in the smoke and dust of battle, there are worse things than death.

2011-01-13 Thu 18:38:35 cst