Why I As A Muslim, Will Not Apologize For Foley’s Death

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May this wonderful man, rest in peace.

I had been writing my thoughts on ISIS and had planned to have it posted, but the moment I heard about what happened to James Foley, I had decided that it isn’t that good of an idea, because no one would be bothered to listen to what I’ve got to say.

So instead, I’m writing this.

What’s happened to him, is beyond bounds of human comprehension. The man who had done what he did to him, is without a doubt, inhuman – and of course, inhumane.

It was barbaric, and it was terroristic.

There’s definitely no argument there.

But back to my title, the reason as to why I will not “apologize” for this horrific murder, is simply because I, as a Muslim, have nothing to apologize for.

This group who claims to be speaking for all Muslims, truly isn’t. They don’t speak for me. And I have given them no right to represent me, I have given no approval, in the actions of what they’re doing. None of what they do, is complacent to the rules of Islam, none of what they do, signifies Islam in any way.

In short – THEY. ARE. NOT. MUSLIMS.

Any Tom, Dick and Harry could grow a beard, speak arabic, and claim he was the caliph.
But only an idiot, would buy what he’s selling!

And apparently, the world is flooded with those who believe.

As much as I do not go around claiming that the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church, or the KKK to be a representative of Christianity, in fact – I don’t see them as Christians at all, for what they do. I expect for you, to grant me the very same courtesy, and see right from wrong, and realize that they too, do not represent me, or all of Islam, for that matter.

If you were to just look a little more closely, you would see, that the Boko Haram, the Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden (included), and whatever BS movement the media is publicizing, is cut entirely from the very same cloth. And unlike the majority of cloths that are now currently made in China, take a look at the fine print, and you’re bound to see Made In USA proudly stamped on it. I do not expect you to believe this, for I too had not previously. But do humankind a favor, and just open your eyes a little bit, if not a lot. What’s happening does not make sense. No one with such a brilliant mind (I mean bloody hell, how is the US or Israel not capable of catching these morons? They found Hussein in a hole, how could they possibly not find and kill off the monsters who march down the streets with no absolute fear?), would allow a journalist to tag along in their terroristic duties, and show them what horrors their inflicting on people, while killing another journalist, at the very same time. Am I the only one seeing something wrong here?

To the Foley family, I send you my warmest and greatest of sympathies, for what had happened to your evidently wonderful son. I am sorry that he had left this world through such a vicious way, I wish that He would take away all the pain and sorrow that you all must be feeling. I pray that those who had done this to him, will be brought to justice very soon, and I too hope that you would understand that those monsters are not a representative, of any of us. I wish for their destruction, as much as you do – and perhaps; even more. May peace be with you, and may His blessings be showered upon you, and may He ease your suffering through this horrific time.

Love,
Your sister in Humanity.

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HAMAS Rejects Ceasefire Extention

 

 

 

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The only headline I’m seeing currently, is how HAMAS had disagreed to a continuation of the ceasefire.

And of course, the complaints that comes with it.

Let’s put it this way.

If you have been kept under siege for years,

  1. Where even the most basic of necessities isn’t easy to obtain.
  2. Where your child, your mother, your husband – has been killed, because some group of brilliant people have decided that they were terrorists, when they obviously were not.
  3. Where you can’t get yourself a job, even if and when you’ve got yourself a degree, masters or even a PHD – because in an area of where it’s only a few miles bigger than Detroit, with a population of 1.8 million, there is only so much jobs, that’s available.
  4. Where you can’t go in and out of the country as you will – Even if it’s just to seek for treatment, or to visit your family.
  5. Where death seems inevitable when you’re sick, because the hospitals inside the Strip usually don’t may not have enough of what you need.
  6. Where clean water, is as scarce as the remnants of Humanity.
  7. Where your homes, which you built with your bare hands, are destroyed every other year or so.
  8. Where you fear to send your kids to school, because you’ll never know if he’ll ever come back, or if you’ll be there – to welcome him home.
  9. Where your children are named after their aunts or uncles, who’ve died in the hands of Israel months or years before.
  10. Where you are forced to rebuilt your entire area, every time Israel strikes up a genocide, and the world ignores.
  11. Where you are forced to live in schools, and in shelters, because all that’s left of your homes, is a memory of what it was.
  12. Where you lose thousand, upon thousand, upon thousand of lives of your people, every time a war erupts.
  13. Where your 8 year old child, has witnessed THREE massacres, destructions of and in your homes, in their lifetime.
  14. Where there are days when you don’t even know whether you’re already dead, or still alive.

In this massacre alone, the Palestinians in Gaza have lost almost 2,000 lives.

If you were in their position, would you really want to just give all the pain, the blood and the sacrifices up, for a life once again uncertain?

Where you’d be forced back into the same routine, and made to go through the same thing, every other year or so?

Is that the life that you want?

Is that the sort of future that you’d seek for your kids?

Because if it is, feel free to live in Gaza. And allow for them to live your free liberated lives, instead!

There is no in, and there is no out of Gaza.

And it’s past due time that, that changes.

If we could be proud of the ending of the Apartheid in South Africa that they were forced into, why can’t we be willing/hopeful, in making sure that the same thing happens for the Palestinians in Gaza? Apartheid South Africa was a time most of us weren’t around to make a difference, or assist.

But this, this is happening right before our eyes. Where the power to change it, lies in our hands.

So rather than you waste your time blaming those who resist Occupation by throwing stones, and sending over free fireworks into Israel, help them achieve the only thing they want, and that is – Peace, and Freedom.

DON’T BELIEVE ME?

Well, here’s proof. This is all that they’re asking :

  1. Mutual cessation of the war and withdrawal of tanks to previous locations and the return of farmers to work their land in the agricultural border areas.
  2. Release of all the Palestinians detained since 23 June 2014 and improvement of the conditions of Palestinian prisoners, especially the prisoners from Jerusalem, Gaza and Palestinians of the interior [present-day Israel].
  3. Total lifting of the siege of Gaza and opening the border crossings to goods and people and allowing in all food and industrial supplies and construction of a power plant sufficient to supply all of Gaza.
  4. Construction of an international seaport and an international airport supervised by the UN and non-biased countries.
  5. Expansion of the maritime fishing zone to 10 kms and supplying fishermen with larger fishing and cargo vessels.
  6. Converting the Rafah crossing into an international crossing under supervision of the UN and Arab and friendly countries.
  7. Signing a 10-year truce agreement and deployment of international monitors to the borders.
  8. A commitment by the occupation government not to violate Palestinian airspace and easing of conditions for worshipers in al-Aqsa mosque.
  9. The occupation will not interfere in the affairs of the Palestinian government and will not hinder national reconciliation.
  10. Restoration of the border industrial areas and their protection and development.

Is that so wrong? And as Dr. Mads Gilbert (Norway) said : “If no siege, no tunnels! If no occupation, no rockets!”

*If you have questions or doubts about whether or not HAMAS is a terroristic regime, please refer to statements 1 – 14. If that’s the life you were living, you’d be opting to do far more than what they are doing. So do us all a favor, and shut the —- up.

**If HAMAS is forced to disarm, then Israel should be told to do the same. For  there’ll be no true reason for Israel to be a nation of WMDs, anymore – no?

Palestinian Strength and God’s Chosen People

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With this 72-Hour ceasefire, for the people in Gaza it seems as though normalcy has somewhat returned. Life goes on as how it had 30 days ago, 30 days prior before the living nightmare.

But through all the things that they do, it isn’t possible to forget that their neighbors, their families, their friends, are no longer amongst them, at this point of time.

Families had been butchered, universities and schools destroyed, homes no longer looking like homes…all thanks to the one regime whose brutality, the world is proudly funding. All of this, isn’t exactly something that is easy, to forget or to move on from.

This peace, is but temporary. Who knows, when Israel’s shelling may begin to rain on the Strip again.

Until siege is lifted, freedom is given, people will continue to live – but with a little hint of fear. Because nothing, is for certain.

Unlike all the other “wars”, that the Palestinians had fought in the last few years, this is one – whose victors are far more evident. And Wallahi, it isn’t Israel.

Yes, the Palestinians had lost more lives, homes, lands, farms, as compared to the Israelis (who has lost not much at all…) but in a war, where nothing is ever fair – Victory does not lie in the higher amount of casualties or damage one side has obtained and caused, because that’s not the point of what Hamas and the whole of Palestine had stood for.

Victory lies in the simple fact that through all the pain and horror, they still stay resilient.

O’ Israel, You may have taken away their lives, but you hadn’t even touched their essence of life.

The Palestinians will continue to do what they do best, and that is – staying strong, and soldiering on!

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