“Homegrown Extremism”…

Obama Terror Document

“Surely those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (people) from the way of Allah; so they shall spend it, then it shall be to them an intense regret, then they shall be overcome; and those who disbelieve shall be driven together to hell.” TMQ 8:36

President Barack Obama has unveiled a new national security strategy that will focus on the threat posed by homegrown extremist, and a global campaign against al-Qaeda and its terror affiliates as well as a strategy for U.S. engagement with so-call “hostile nations” considered a threat to America’s vested interest. According to John Brennan, Obama’s deputy national security advisor for counter-terrorism and homeland security, the President will de-emphasize the “war on terror” and make clear that the U.S. is not at war with Islam. Brennan went on to say, “The president’s national security strategy explicitly recognizes the threat to the United States posed by individuals radicalized here at home.”

This president is famous for his rhetoric while at the same time doing something quite different. When campaigning for the presidency, Mr. Obama stated that he would clean up the Bush mess and reduce the military presence in Iraq as well as an early withdrawal from both Iraq and Afghanistan. As his policy now stands, there is no time-line as to when the U.S. will withdraw from Iraq or Afghanistan. And he has widened the war in Afghanistan with military incursions and drone attacks into northwest Pakistan’s tribal regions, destroying property, and killing hundreds of innocent civilians. In fact, he increased drone attacks into almost immediately after taking office, and now he is threatening to widen military operations with new threats against Yemen and Somalia or any other country considered “hostile” as defined by this administration. Continue reading “Homegrown Extremism”… →

The Objective of the Prophet’s Da’wah in Makkah

Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will make them rulers in the earth as He made rulers those before them, and that He will establish for them their Deen which He has chosen for them, and that He will, after their fear, give them security in exchange; they shall serve Me, not associating aught with Me; and whoever is ungrateful after this, these it is who are the. transgressors. (TMQ 24:55)

The objective of the Prophet’s (saw) Da’wah in Makkah remains the topic of much speculation and confusion among some Muslims. Some think that the Prophet (saw) didn’t target the establishment of the state, rather it just happened. Therefore, they surmise that all we have to do is to give Da’wah and the Islamic State will come naturally without calling or working for it. As evidence, they refer to what Allah has said in the ayah above from Surat an-Noor.

Whereas it is absolutely true that the Khilafah will not be established until Allah, the all Powerful, the Most Supreme has ordained it, He does tell us what we need to do in order for Him to grant this great gift. A cursory glance at the above ayah tells us that Allah has ordained us to first have Iman and then to work amal-us-salih (righteous deeds).  Continue reading The Objective of the Prophet’s Da’wah in Makkah →

Playing God or Plagiarizing God

In a published paper in the elite US journal, Science, on May 20th , a team of scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in the US described experiments claiming the creation of the world’s first synthetic cell.

The scientist-entrepreneur Venter has pioneered genomics research and played a major role in the sequencing of the human genome, the genetic material contained in each of our 75 trillion cells which serves as a chemical blueprint for the human species. All cells whether found in higher life forms such as animals and humans or in simple life forms such as bacteria, depend upon the presence of genes for survival and reproduction.

The Venter team’s published work demonstrated technology in which all 475 genes of the Mycoplasma mycoides genome, which had been sequenced previously by the group, were  synthesised chemically in a test-tube, stitched together to form a complete genome and then transplanted into another closely related but distinct species of bacterium called Mycoplasma capricolum. This caused the Mycoplasma capricolum bacterium to transform into the Mycoplasma mycoides bacterium demonstrating that a completely synthetic genome could reprogram a living cell once transplanted into it. This led the Venter team to claim that they had created the first synthetic cell which they called “Synthia.” Continue reading Playing God or Plagiarizing God →

World News

French Police Fine Muslim Driver for Wearing Veil

A French Muslim woman has been fined for wearing a full-face veil while driving a car.
Police in the western city of Nantes said the veil – which showed only her eyes – restricted her vision and could have caused an accident. The woman’s lawyer says they will appeal against the decision, which he described as a breach of human rights. The incident follows months of intense debate in France about whether the veils should be banned.
Earlier this week, President Nicolas Sarkozy ordered parliament to debate a law banning women from wearing full-face Islamic veils in public. President Sarkozy said last year that full-face veils oppressed women and were not welcome in France. Plans to ban them by law have provoked intense debate about religious freedom in a secular society, as well as the position of Muslims in France. Continue reading World News →

National News

America Reacts to Former ISI Chief’s Assertion that America Killed Bhutto

The Obama Administration termed as “outrageous” and “baseless” the allegation of Pakistan’s former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) head Hamid Gul about the US’ involvement in assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
“That is outrageous. He is frequent commentator on television, and certainly has an anti-American agenda,” P J Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, told reporters after the US Embassy in Islamabad dismissed the allegation coming from Gul about Bhutto’s murder and the UN report on it.
“General Gul made an outrageous suggestion that the US was responsible for assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Such comments are baseless and irresponsible and should be examined by Pakistani media objectively,” he added. “The US and Pakistan were fighting and our citizens were dying at the hands of these common enemies,” he concluded. Continue reading National News →

Final Word

Free Speech or Freedom to Insult

In April of 2010, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the satirical Comedy Central cartoon “South Park” were to air an episode depicting the Prophet Muhammad (s) in a bear costume. The episode was meant to make fun of censorship and the curtailment of free speech. However, due to perceived death threats, the show backed down. In response, Molly Norris, a Seattle-based cartoonist launched a campaign called “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” which then spawned a Facebook.com campaign, quickly gaining 60,000 supporters. Facebook.com refused to censor the page, citing freedom of speech issues.

What is interesting, is that although Facebook.com refused to censor the page, numerous professional cartoonists, including Rex Babin, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists noted that his organization would not participate. This is because it was clearly organized by groups whose agenda went far beyond a simple defense of free speech. It is clear for all to see that such a campaign is merely an excuse to intentionally insult the Prophet (s) and Islam under the guise of free speech. Continue reading Final Word →

Khilafah Conference 2010

Emerging World Order

How the Khilafah Will Shape the World

Khilafah Conference 2010                       Sunday, July 11th 2010
Hizb-ut-Tahrir America                                1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

* Free Admission- Snacks and Baby-Sitting Included* Continue reading Khilafah Conference 2010 →

Veil Ban or Fear of Islam

“And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion.” TMQ 2:120

The post 9/11 climate created by the West includes open attacks on Islam, such as the women’s dress, Shari’ah, Ummah and Khilafah. Journalists, writers and government ministers justified the attacks on Islam through the use of freedom of speech. When Jyllands-Posten published pictures of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) Flemming Rose editor of Jyllands-Posten commented: “The modern, secular society is rejected by some Muslims. They demand a special position, insisting on special consideration of their own religious feelings. It is incompatible with contemporary democracy and freedom of speech, where one must be ready to put up with insults…..” André Gerin, the Communist Party legislator and mayor of Vénissieux, a Lyon suburb who initiated the motion to outlaw the wearing of the Burqa in France made it very clear what his issue is with the Ummah.

Gerin said “The burqa is the tip of the iceberg, Islamism really threatens us.” All the various attempts at attacking Islam and banning symbols of Islam are in reality the West’s attempts at defending Capitalism. The Hijab, Niqaab and Burqa for the West represents Islam, hence wearing them is not just a mark of separation, but for many liberals, an open challenge to Capitalism. Hence they harbor hostility towards them. The French parliamentary report that recommended the Niqab ban makes this point very clear: “The wearing of the full veil is a challenge to our republic. This is unacceptable. We must condemn this excess,” the report said. The commission called on parliament to adopt a formal resolution stating that the face veil was “contrary to the values of the republic” and proclaimed that “all of France is saying ‘no’ to the full veil”. Continue reading Veil Ban or Fear of Islam →