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  1. Ishmael Or Isaac?

    Quran 40:78. And, indeed We have sent Messengers before you (O Muhammad ); of some of them We have related to you their story and of some We have not related to you their story, and it was not given to any Messenger that he should bring a sign except by the Leave of Allâh. So, when comes the Commandment of Allâh, the matter will be decided with truth, and the followers of falsehood will then be lost. Allah sent many messengers to the humans as a mercy from Him. Allah sent them all to teach the people what is the correct and acceptable worship of Allah-their Creator and the Creator of everything. All the prophets of Allah, the first of whom was Adam and the last of whom is Muhammad, came with one Religion-Islam one creed-the belief in the Oneness of Allah. They all taught that Allah is attributed with all the perfect attributes and that He does not resemble any of His creations. They taught what Allah ordered us to perform and refrain from in this life. They taught there is the Judgment Day in which each one of us will be judged as to whether or not we fulfilled our obligations in this life. None of them taught their people what contradicts the belief in the Oneness of Allah. The single most important message of all prophets to their people was to worship God alone and none else and to follow His teachings. All of them, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Jesus, Muhammad and others, in addition to those we do not know - invited people to worship God and shun false gods. Moses declared: “Hear, O israel The Lord our God is one Lord.” (Deuteronomy 6:4). This was repeated 1500 years later by Jesus, when he said: “The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O israel; the Lord our God is one Lord.’” (Mark 12:29). Finally, the call of Muhammad some 600 years later reverberated across the hills of Mecca: “And your God is One God: there is no god but He.” (Quran 2:163) The Holy Quran states this fact clearly: “And We did not send any Messenger before you (O Muhammad) but We revealed to him (saying): ‘none has the right to be worshipped but I, so worship Me.’” (Quran 21:25) Each one of them ordered their followers to believe in the rest of the prophets. Imam al-Bukhariyy related that Prophet Muhammad said that: "The prophets are like brothers from the same father with different mothers. Their Religion is one although their Shariah (rules of the Religion) differed. I am the most deserving of Prophet Isa. There was no other prophet between us." Muslims believe in the prophets and messengers of God, starting with Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and Jesus (peace be upon them). But God’s final message to man, a reconfirmation of the eternal message, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad . Muslims believe that Muhammad is the last prophet sent by God, as God has said: "Muhammad is not the father of any one of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the last of the prophets... " (Quran, 33:40) Muslims believe that all the prophets and messengers were created human beings who had none of the divine qualities of God. Allah sent Prophet Isa (Jesus) as the messenger before Prophet Muhammad. He was one of the five best messengers of Allah, called Ulul-Azm, those with the highest status, who were the most patient. He was Isa the son of Maryam, the daughter of Imran, from the sons of israel. Prophet Isa as all the prophets, was truthful in what he conveyed from Allah, and although today we follow the Shariah of Prophet Muhammad, Muslims respect, love, and believe in Isa and in his prophethood. In Islam there are 25 great prophets of God and of the 25 there are 5 greater prophets of God and there are other prophets. The prophet Muhammad is the greatest prophet of God. God says "And most certainly, thou (O Muhammad) are of most sublime and exalted character." (The Holy Quran, 68:4). The Holy Quran: "And We have not sent you except as a mercy to mankind" (Al-Anbiyah, The Prophets 21:107) but Jesus was sent by God to the lost sheeps of the house of israel. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) (Salallahu ‘alayhi wa salam, meaning: May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was Allâh's great Prophet and Messenger like Jesus, the Son of Mary. The Prophet's mission, however, is universal. Allah (S.W.T.) (Subhanahu wa ta’ala, meaning: the Exalted, Most Glorious) tells mankind that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) is no more than a Messenger (Qur’an 3: 144), the unlettered Prophet who believes in Him and His Words (Qur’an 7: 158). He is the Seal of the Prophets and the true universal Messenger of Allâh to the whole mankind (Qur’an 33: 40). Allah (S.W.T.), the All-Mighty, makes this very clear: "We have not sent you (O Muhammad) but as a universal (Messenger) to men giving them glad tidings and warning them (against sin) but most men understand not." (Qurân 34: 28) The Messenger (s.a.w.s.) possesses an exalted (standard of) character (Qur’an 68:4) and an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah (S.W.T.) and the Final Day, and who remembers Allah (S.W.T.) much (Qur’an 33: 21). Allah (S.W.T.) endowed him with exalted standard of character for us to follow. Every aspect of his life has been fully dealt with, providing complete guidance to the whole mankind. For our guidance, Allah (S.W.T.), the All-Mighty commands us to believe and obey His Messenger (s.a.w.s.): "Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If you (really) love Allâh then follow me (i.e. accept Islâmic Monotheism, follow the Qur’ªn and the Sunnah), Allâh will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” Say (O Muhammad): “Obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad).” But if they turn away, then Allâh does not like the disbelievers." (Qur’an 3: 31) "O mankind! Verily, there has come to you the Messenger (Muhammad) with the truth from your Rabb (Sustainer). So believe in him, it is better for you. But if you disbelieve, then certainly to Allâh belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. And Allâh is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise." (Qurân 4: 170) Now lets us read what famous non-Muslims say about the prophet Muhammad: Consider what others have said about this extraordinary man: If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modem history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes This man moved not only armies, legislation, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then-inhabited world; and more than that he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and souls.... His forbearance in victory, his ambition which was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an empire, his endless prayers, his mystic conversations with God, his death and his triumph after deathall these attest not to an imposture but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore a dogma. This dogma was twofold: the unity of God and the immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an idea with the words. Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he? - Lamartine Histoire de la Turquie, Pans 1854, Vol. 11, pp. 276-77. He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope's pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar: without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue. If ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Mohammad, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports. - Bosworth Smith Mohammad and Mohammadanism, London 1874, p 92. His readiness to undergo persecution for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement all argue his fundamental integrity To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad. - W Montgomery Watt Mohammad At Mecca, Oxford, 1953, p 52. My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level. Michael H. Hart The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History, New York: Hart Publishing Company Inc. 1978, p 33.
  2. Ishmael Or Isaac?

    MY COMMENT: This always amazes me. A person who is a believer without religion want to talk about about religion. Pretty strange, eh? How can you talk about religion that you don't believe in? Pretty strange, eh? Islam is the truth of God and all the prophets of God are Muslims so you are wrong to say (I quote your word) " Just more little fairy tales in the desperate attempt to be accepted as a legitimate Abrahamic religion and wipe out the old ones which do not confirm Islam's legitimacy." After all the prophet Muhammad is the GREATEST messenger of God and he is the last messenger of God to all mankind. And there are no more prophets after the prophet Muhammad. History has proven this!
  3. 39:5

    MY COMMENT: "Have you not seen how God merges the night into the day and merges the day into the night?" (Qur'an 31:29). This verse shows that the earth is an spherical object so half the world is having day, the other half is having night. There would be no night if the earth is a flat object for all the surface of the flat world would receive the sunlight. Quran 39:5. He has created the heavens and the earth with truth. He makes the night to go in the day and makes the day to go in the night. And He has subjected the sun and the moon. Each running (on a fixed course) for an appointed term. Verily, He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving. "He coils the night upon the day and He coils the day upon the night" (Qur'an 39:5). The word 'coils' in the verse above is a translation of the Arabic verb kawwara which is used in describing the action of coiling a turban around the head. To understand this statement fully, readers of the Qur'an had to think of the earth as a sphere. To fully appreciate the above two statements in the Qur'an, try this experiment at home: You need a flashlight and a globe. Take these items into a dark room. Using the flashlight to simulate the light of the sun, shine the light upon the globe. Notice that only one half of the globe is lighted up. The other half is in darkness. Half the world is having day, the other half is having night. Now, recall that the earth is continuously rotating on its axis and will go around completely in twenty four hours. Slowly turn the globe around to simulate this rotation. Notice that as the globe turns, the day is going around the globe to light up the other half of the world. The night is also going around the globe to give rest to the other half of the world. The day and night are perpetually coiling around the earth with some degree of interpenetration. This is exactly how it appears to astronauts during their space flights. Dr. Bucaille makes the following remark: "This process of perpetual coiling, including the interpenetration of one sector by another, is expressed in the Qur'an just as if the concept of the earth's roundness had already been conceived at the time—which was obviously not the case." (The Bible, the Qur'an and Science, p. 165).
  4. The US depleted uranium and its victims: ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetpstripes(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/jan01/uranium.jpg[/img]######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetabc(contact admin if its a beneficial link).au/reslib/200506/r49007_129517.jpg[/img] ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetthefourreasons(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/121a97c0.jpg[/img] The victims of the US depleted uranium: ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetthefourreasons(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/12570940.jpg[/img]######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_planetquo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/DU/main/3.jpg[/img] The so-called invincible US soldiers, Marines etc who use depleted uranium to terrorize Iraqi babies, toddlers, women, elderly people, unarmed men etc in Iraq: ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_planetquo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/DU/Evildoer.jpg[/img]
  5. The American War Crimes In Iraq

    The invincible American soldiers, Marines etc who have attacked and invaded Iraq and terrorized and massacred innocent and defenseless Iraqi people: ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_planetquo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/DU/Evildoer.jpg[/img]
  6. The American War Crimes In Iraq

    The Zionists, Bush, Blair and Howard are the International Terrorists who invent lies and fairy tales as a pretext to attack, invade and occupy Iraq and persecute, terrorize, rape, torture, murder and massacre millions of innocent and defenseless Iraqi babies, toddlers, children, women, elderly people, unarmed men etc: The Zionist neocons: ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_ihr(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/webpics/neocons3.jpg[/img] The brutal US president: ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetpaistortuga(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/binladillas/george%20bush/bush%20monkey.jpg[/img] The twin terrorists: ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_jerusalem.indymedia(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/uploads/zionist_sharon_monkey_and_babyush.jpgb8pkvi.jpg[/img] Bush and his moronic supporter and their twins: ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetcbc.ca/gfx/pix/bush_blair_cp_6641233.jpg[/img]######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_la.indymedia(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/uploads/2003/04/bush-blair.jpg[/img]
  7. The American War Crimes In Iraq

    The brutal American Genocide of Innocent and Defenseless Iraqi People ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_w3.impa.br/~luis/guerra/images/bloodied_child.jpg[/img]######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_w3.impa.br/~luis/guerra/images/burnedchild.jpg[/img] ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_w3.impa.br/~luis/guerra/images/DeadIraqis103.jpg[/img]######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_w3.impa.br/~luis/guerra/images/DeadIraqis104.jpg[/img] ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_w3.impa.br/~luis/guerra/images/DeadIraqis100.jpg[/img]######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_w3.impa.br/~luis/guerra/images/deadchild.jpg[/img]
  8. Pro-israeli groups’ “vilification” campaign against U.S. Muslims 10/04/2007 04:50:00 ã GMT By Karima Saifullah (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetaljazeera(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/cgi-bin/conspiracy_theory/fullstory.asp?id=379"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetaljazeera(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/cgi-bin/conspirac...tory.asp?id=379[/url] American Muslims and Islamic organizations in the United States have long been the target of harassment and vilification from right-wing pro-israeli groups, according to a recent article on the New York Times. Quoting U.S. government officials, the newspaper said such groups use “guilt by association” to spread suspicion about Islam and Muslims in an attempt to keep Muslims out of mainstream American discourse. One Muslim group in particular, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is facing a ruthless campaign by right-wing pro-israeli groups. Founded in 1994, CAIR has attracted widespread attention for working aggressively for Muslims’ civil rights and calling for interfaith dialogue. But last December, Senator Barbara Boxer’s office rescinded a “Certification of Appreciation” she was planning to award to Basim Elkarra, executive director of CAIR’s Sacramento Valley, after she was called a "Senator for Terror" on right-wing websites. Among those who called on Boxer to take back the award was Joe Kaufman, a self-described activist who has promoted the israeli terrorist organizations Kach and Kahane Chai and hailed the Kahane movement and its founder Meir Kahane on the forum of the radical Jewish Defense League (JDL), which was convicted of plotting to bomb the King Fahd Masjid in Southern California. Boxer’s decision to rescind the award mobilized the interfaith and civil rights community, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the California Council of Churches, who expressed strong support for CAIR and Muslims by urging the senator to reverse her decision. "They (CAIR) have been a leading organization that has advocated for civil rights and civil liberties in the face of fear and intolerance, in the face of religious and ethnic profiling," Maya Harris, the executive director of the ACLU of Northern California, told the Times. Dismissing widespread claims by pro-israeli groups, government officials in Washington, D.C. asserted that “they were not aware of any criminal investigation of the group," and that the standards being used to link CAIR to terrorism were McCarthy-style tactics – in other words, guilt by association. "There is probably suspicion about CAIR, but when you ask people for hard facts, you get blank stares,” according to Michael Rolince, who was in charge of counterterrorism in the FBI’s Washington Field Office from 2002 to 2005. For its part, CAIR, which has 32 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, says a group of Islamophobes are involved in inciting hate towards Muslims in a bid to marginalize the American Muslim voice. "There is a well-coordinated attempt by extremist pro-israel circles to silence American Muslims on issues ranging from Islam, to foreign policy, to civil rights and national security," said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR’s southern California office. "If standing up for truth and justice makes CAIR controversial, then by all means, we are proud and honored to be controversial. In their day, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela were deemed controversial, too." CAIR’s enemies allege that it is linked to terrorist groups. However, the group has never been the subject of any terrorism investigation or charges. Moreover, CAIR strongly condemns the targeting of civilians on all sides and has launched several campaigns to denounce and combat terrorism and all forms of extremism, including the "Not in the Name of Islam" petition, which obtained nearly 700,000 signatories. One Federal official told The Times that some pro-israeli lobbyists have created what he called a "cottage industry" of attacking CAIR and anyone dealing with it. Apparently, these attacks were triggered by CAIR's firm positions against the israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Last summer, the group called on the U.S. to stop arms shipment to israel during its deadly offensive in Lebanon, in which more than 2,000 Lebanese, mostly civilians, died. In August, it sponsored a panel discussion highlighting how the power of the pro-israel lobby harms the U.S. and negatively affects its Middle East policy. "Traditionally within the government there is only one point of view that is acceptable, which is the pro-israel line," said Nihad Awad, a founder of CAIR and its executive director. "Another enlightened perspective on the conflict is not there, and it causes some discomfort." Extremist elements of the pro-israel lobby have also been behind the promotion and marketing of the anti-Islamic documentary, ”Obsession”, according to an investigation carried out by the Inter Press Service news agency. The movie, which seeks to sow fear and hate of Muslims, ran on CNN and Fox News, which aired it seven times in November last year. Both networks praised the film, with CNN's right-wing pundit Glen Beck calling it "one of the most important films of our time", and Sean Hannity of FOX News describing it as "shocking beyond belief". The documentary has sparked debate on U.S. university campuses, where Muslim students opposed its screening. According to the New York Times, a Middle East discussion group that planned to screen the film found out that the distributors of "Obsession" require the audience to register with israelActivism(contact admin if its a beneficial link), the Web site of Hasbara Fellowships, a pro-israeli group which aims to train students "to be effective pro-israel activists on their campuses." Such unjustified attacks against Muslims prompted clergy in Southern California to send the following letter to the Times: "As Christian leaders, we oppose attacks against the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The capitulation of members of Congress to a campaign to discredit Islamic organizations places Muslims in the U.S. in danger of character assassination and false charges… “We are profoundly disturbed by the long-term damage now being done to CAIR’s reputation, to interfaith relations, to freedom of religion, and to American principles of justice, when no evidence exists that CAIR endorses terrorism or supports terrorist groups. In retrospect, we will see the same fear-mongering that led to McCarthyism and the illegal incarceration of Japanese Americans in WWII..." While right-wing groups driven by foreign agendas attempt to marginalize American Muslim organizations, government and law enforcement officials are increasingly reaching out to the Muslim community and recognizing their contributions to society as a whole. CAIR is "an important bridge for the FBI into the Muslim, Arab-American community,” J. Stephen Tidwell, the director of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, said at CAIR Southern California chapter’s fundraising banquet last November. Arab and Muslim Americans make many contributions to U.S. society, from medicine to education to law, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff said last week at an informal dinner held in Detroit. “Many people in the media and in the public do not recognize that Arab and Muslim American communities are so integral to our country,” he added.
  9. The weapon that maim and kill all mankind:######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_aeronautics.ru/archive/du-watch/iraq_images/iraq_birth_defects_025.jpg[/img]
  10. The American War Crimes In Iraq

    Thursday, October 27, 2005 The War Crimes Act of 1996: Bush, Rumsfeld could be Indicted under US Law (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_georgewashington.blogspot(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2005/10/war-crimes-act-of-1996-bush-rumsfeld.html"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_georgewashington.blogspot(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2005/...h-rumsfeld.html[/url] The War Crimes Act of 1996, a federal statute set forth at 18 U.S.C. § 2441, makes it a federal crime for any U.S. national, whether military or civilian, to violate the Geneva Convention by engaging in murder, torture, or inhuman treatment. The statute applies not only to those who carry out the acts, but also to those who ORDER IT, know about it, or fail to take steps to stop it. The statute applies to everyone, no matter how high and mighty. 18 U.S.C. § 2441 has no statute of limitations, which means that a war crimes complaint can be filed at any time. The penalty may be life imprisonment or -- if a single prisoner dies due to torture -- death. Given that there are numerous, documented cases of prisoners being tortured to death by U.S. soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan (see for example this report), that means that the death penalty would be appropriate for anyone found guilty of carrying out, ordering, or sanctioning such conduct. Here's where it gets interesting. The general in charge of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq stated this week that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other top administration officials ORDERED that inhuman treatment and torture be conducted as part of a deliberate strategy. This confirms what the Pullitzer prize-winning reporter who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam previously wrote. Indeed, an FBI email declassified in December 2004 states that Bush signed an Executive Order authorizing torture (here is the list of documents obtained through a freedom of information act request, and take a close look, for example, at this one, which mentions the "executive order"). It has also recently come out that, even after the torture at Abu Ghraib hit the news, torture still continues at that prison and, indeed, the U.S. is still torturing people worldwide. Even to the casual observer, it is obvious that the administration has no plans to stop, but has instead been working tirelessly to make it easier to carry out torture in the future. Let's recap. We now know that torture in Iraq was ordered by top officials, and that torture is continuing, notwithstanding the administration's claims that it was only "a couple of bad apples" that were responsible for Abu Ghraib. Making a potential prosecutor's job easier, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales wrote a memo in January 2002 to President Bush saying that America should opt out of the Geneva Convention because top officials have to worry about prosecutions under 18 U.S.C. § 2441. By attempting to sidestep the Geneva Convention, Gonzales created a document trail that can be used to prove that top administration officials knowingly created a policy of torturing prisoners, and that such a policy could reasonably have been expected to result in the death of some prisoners. The U.S. did opt out of the Geneva Convention for the Afghanistan war, but we never opted out of the Geneva Convention for Iraq. Indeed, President Bush has repeatedly stated that Geneva applies in Iraq (although he has since claimed that foreign fighters captured in Iraq are not covered). Thus, there would be very little room for fancy footwork by defense lawyers in a prosecution against top officials concerning torture in Iraq. And to the extent that claims that the U.S. has sent prisoners to other countries for the express purpose of being tortured are true, violation of the war crimes act by the highest officials of our country would be even clearer. For who else but Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and other top officials would have the ability to authorize such flights? How could such a program be undertaken without their knowledge? And how could such a program be anything but the intentional "ordering" of torture, or at least "knowing about it" and "failing to take steps to stop it"? The Abu Ghraib general's recent statements about torture coming from the top and the existence of the "ghost flights" are important pieces of evidence for convicting Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, and a host of other top administration officials for violation of the War Crimes Act of 1996. Upon conviction, they could be sentenced to life in prison, or even death. Additionally, violation of the war crimes act almost certainly constitutes a "high crime or misdemeanor" which would allow impeachment of such officials. Postscript: Since this essay was written, new information has come out about torture and other potential violations of the Geneva Convention. The former director of the CIA accused Cheney of overseeing torture policies. Colin Powell's former chief of staff stated that ###### Cheney is guilty of war crimes. Some of the torturers themselves have come forward to confess their actions (see also this article; see also this article, this one, and finally this one). It was also revealed that the U.S. is holding prisoners at gulags in Europe. In addition, before attacking Falluja, the marines allegedly stopped men "of fighting age" from leaving. The marines also levelled thousands of buildings, illegally denied access to the Iraqi Red Crescent and, according to the UN's special rapporteur, used "hunger and deprivation of water as a weapon of war against the civilian population". And the U.S. military's use of white phosphorus and also napalm as weapons in Iraq has been exposed (see also this essay). These facts further strengthen the case that high level officials committed war crimes. Indeed, even the lawyers and other people who aided in the effort may be war criminals.
  11. Thursday, October 27, 2005 The War Crimes Act of 1996: Bush, Rumsfeld could be Indicted under US Law (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_georgewashington.blogspot(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2005/10/war-crimes-act-of-1996-bush-rumsfeld.html"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_georgewashington.blogspot(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2005/...h-rumsfeld.html[/url] The War Crimes Act of 1996, a federal statute set forth at 18 U.S.C. § 2441, makes it a federal crime for any U.S. national, whether military or civilian, to violate the Geneva Convention by engaging in murder, torture, or inhuman treatment. The statute applies not only to those who carry out the acts, but also to those who ORDER IT, know about it, or fail to take steps to stop it. The statute applies to everyone, no matter how high and mighty. 18 U.S.C. § 2441 has no statute of limitations, which means that a war crimes complaint can be filed at any time. The penalty may be life imprisonment or -- if a single prisoner dies due to torture -- death. Given that there are numerous, documented cases of prisoners being tortured to death by U.S. soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan (see for example this report), that means that the death penalty would be appropriate for anyone found guilty of carrying out, ordering, or sanctioning such conduct. Here's where it gets interesting. The general in charge of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq stated this week that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other top administration officials ORDERED that inhuman treatment and torture be conducted as part of a deliberate strategy. This confirms what the Pullitzer prize-winning reporter who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam previously wrote. Indeed, an FBI email declassified in December 2004 states that Bush signed an Executive Order authorizing torture (here is the list of documents obtained through a freedom of information act request, and take a close look, for example, at this one, which mentions the "executive order"). It has also recently come out that, even after the torture at Abu Ghraib hit the news, torture still continues at that prison and, indeed, the U.S. is still torturing people worldwide. Even to the casual observer, it is obvious that the administration has no plans to stop, but has instead been working tirelessly to make it easier to carry out torture in the future. Let's recap. We now know that torture in Iraq was ordered by top officials, and that torture is continuing, notwithstanding the administration's claims that it was only "a couple of bad apples" that were responsible for Abu Ghraib. Making a potential prosecutor's job easier, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales wrote a memo in January 2002 to President Bush saying that America should opt out of the Geneva Convention because top officials have to worry about prosecutions under 18 U.S.C. § 2441. By attempting to sidestep the Geneva Convention, Gonzales created a document trail that can be used to prove that top administration officials knowingly created a policy of torturing prisoners, and that such a policy could reasonably have been expected to result in the death of some prisoners. The U.S. did opt out of the Geneva Convention for the Afghanistan war, but we never opted out of the Geneva Convention for Iraq. Indeed, President Bush has repeatedly stated that Geneva applies in Iraq (although he has since claimed that foreign fighters captured in Iraq are not covered). Thus, there would be very little room for fancy footwork by defense lawyers in a prosecution against top officials concerning torture in Iraq. And to the extent that claims that the U.S. has sent prisoners to other countries for the express purpose of being tortured are true, violation of the war crimes act by the highest officials of our country would be even clearer. For who else but Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and other top officials would have the ability to authorize such flights? How could such a program be undertaken without their knowledge? And how could such a program be anything but the intentional "ordering" of torture, or at least "knowing about it" and "failing to take steps to stop it"? The Abu Ghraib general's recent statements about torture coming from the top and the existence of the "ghost flights" are important pieces of evidence for convicting Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, and a host of other top administration officials for violation of the War Crimes Act of 1996. Upon conviction, they could be sentenced to life in prison, or even death. Additionally, violation of the war crimes act almost certainly constitutes a "high crime or misdemeanor" which would allow impeachment of such officials. Postscript: Since this essay was written, new information has come out about torture and other potential violations of the Geneva Convention. The former director of the CIA accused Cheney of overseeing torture policies. Colin Powell's former chief of staff stated that ###### Cheney is guilty of war crimes. Some of the torturers themselves have come forward to confess their actions (see also this article; see also this article, this one, and finally this one). It was also revealed that the U.S. is holding prisoners at gulags in Europe. In addition, before attacking Falluja, the marines allegedly stopped men "of fighting age" from leaving. The marines also levelled thousands of buildings, illegally denied access to the Iraqi Red Crescent and, according to the UN's special rapporteur, used "hunger and deprivation of water as a weapon of war against the civilian population". And the U.S. military's use of white phosphorus and also napalm as weapons in Iraq has been exposed (see also this essay). These facts further strengthen the case that high level officials committed war crimes. Indeed, even the lawyers and other people who aided in the effort may be war criminals
  12. U.S. Soldiers Are Sick of It Associated Press 08.12.06 | 10:20 AM NEW YORK -- It takes at least 10 minutes and a large glass of orange juice to wash down all the pills -- morphine, methadone, a muscle relaxant, an antidepressant, a stool softener. Viagra for sexual dysfunction. Valium for his nerves. Four hours later, Herbert Reed will swallow another 15 mg of morphine to cut the pain clenching every part of his body. He will do it twice more before the day is done. Since he left a bombed-out train depot in Iraq, his gums bleed. There is more blood in his urine, and still more in his stool. Bright light hurts his eyes. A tumor has been removed from his thyroid. Rashes erupt everywhere, itching so badly they seem to live inside his skin. Migraines cleave his skull. His joints ache, grating like door hinges in need of oil. There is something massively wrong with Herbert Reed, though no one is sure what it is. He believes he knows the cause, but he cannot convince anyone caring for him that the military's new favorite weapon has made him terrifyingly sick. In the sprawling bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs, he has many caretakers. An internist, a neurologist, a pain-management specialist, a psychologist, an orthopedic surgeon and a dermatologist. He cannot function without his stupefying arsenal of medications, but they exact a high price. "I'm just a zombie walking around," he says. Reed believes depleted uranium has contaminated him and his life. He now walks point in a vitriolic war over the Pentagon's arsenal of it -- thousands of shells and hundreds of tanks coated with the metal that is radioactive, chemically toxic, and nearly twice as dense as lead. A shell coated with depleted uranium pierces a tank like a hot knife through butter, exploding on impact into a charring inferno. As tank armor, it repels artillery assaults. It also leaves behind a fine radioactive dust with a half-life of 4.5 billion years. Depleted uranium is the garbage left from producing enriched uranium for nuclear weapons and energy plants. It is 60 percent as radioactive as natural uranium. The United States has an estimated 1.5 billion pounds of it, sitting in hazardous waste storage sites across the country. Meaning it is plentiful and cheap as well as highly effective. Reed says he unknowingly breathed DU dust while living with his unit in Samawah, Iraq. He was med-evaced out in July 2003, nearly unable to walk because of lightning-strike pains from herniated discs in his spine. Then began a strange series of symptoms he'd never experienced in his previously healthy life. At Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C, he ran into a buddy from his unit. And another, and another, and in the tedium of hospital life between doctor visits and the dispensing of meds, they began to talk. "We all had migraines. We all felt sick," Reed says. "The doctors said, 'It's all in your head.' " Then the medic from their unit showed up. He too, was suffering. That made eight sick soldiers from the 442nd Military Police, an Army National Guard unit made up of mostly cops and correctional officers from the New York area. But the medic knew something the others didn't. Dutch marines had taken over the abandoned train depot dubbed Camp Smitty, which was surrounded by tank skeletons, unexploded ordnance and shell casings. They'd brought radiation-detection devices. The readings were so hot, the Dutch set up camp in the middle of the desert rather than live in the station ruins. "We got on the Internet," Reed said, "and we started researching depleted uranium." Source: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetwired(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/techbiz/media/news/2006/08/71585"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetwired(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/techbiz/media/news/2006/08/71585[/url]
  13. KhanImam claims that he is a Muslim and his religion is Islam. I have read KhanImam's statements and I find that his statements are against Islam. Lets me quote his statements Post #154 and Post #157 ' Could God Become A Man? ' (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=39942&pid=428442&st=140entry428442"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic...mp;#entry428442[/url] I hope Islamic scholars will check his statements so that Muslims will not be confused by his statements. He also support the American invasion of Muslim countries and he also frame and blame Muslims in the forum ' Why The Us Government Is Hated All Over The World' post 2 (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=40678&pid=428506&st=0entry428506"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic...mp;#entry428506[/url] We know that Muslims are being terrorized by the US forces but he support the American terrorism against Muslims. Post #154:
  14. Why The Us Government Is Hated All Over The World

    And you Russ of Vespuccia can claim that you are a Martian even though you don't live in Mars. Do you know what 'Muslim' mean? Yeah how sane are the ' Muslims ' who conspire with the US regime to destroy their own countries? Yeah how sane are the so-called 'Muslims' when they agree to be the puppets of the US regime and oppress Muslims on behalf of the US regime? Yeah how sane the so-called 'Muslims' when they conspire with the US regime to terrorize and massacre innocent and defenseless Muslims who don't like to see their countries occupied by the US regime? You Russ of Vespuccia will only understand this problem when your own son conspires with robbers who rob you of your home, terrorize and massacre your family and rape your own daughters and wife.
  15. I am really surprised to see an atheist talking about religion that he or she doesn't believe in God.
  16. It was Kuwait that started the crisis when it tried to sabotague Iraqi economy by selling cheaper oil to the World market. This caused the Iraqi government to attack Kuwait to save the Iraqi economy because Iraq depended on its oil revenue. And the US regime used Kuwait as a pretext to destroy Iraq so that it could save israel. Does Kuwait has diplomatic tie with israel?
  17. I am not God but I can judge him his writings, speech, verbal actions etc. How do courts of law judge the accused men and women? What do you call a man who steal your money? What do you a man who murder other man? I am not asking non-Muslims nor atheists to check his statements! I am asking Islamic scholars to check them !!
  18. Why The Us Government Is Hated All Over The World

    I am sure that KhanImam is impersonating Muslim by claiming that he is a Muslim and his religion is Islam to confuse Muslims and non-Muslims. He support the American invasion of Muslim countries and he frame Muslims in the 9-11 etc. I dare say that he is not a Muslim for he believe in the Trinity and he believes that Jesus is the son of God and God is Jesus's father. He even try to confuse Muslims by making statements that contradict the teachings of Islam. Let me quote his statement from the topic ' Could God Become A Man? ' post 154 (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=39942&pid=428442&st=140entry428442"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic...mp;#entry428442[/url] My response: Islam reject the Trinity because the Trinity rejects the Oneness of God by saying that there are God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit which means that there are three gods instead of One true God. In Islam Jesus is a messenger of God to the house of israel and Jesus is not the son of God. God has no sons for God is One and Only according to the prophet Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. Islam is the only salvation for all mankind.
  19. THE BRUTAL TWIN TERRORISTS IN THE WHITE HOUSE ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_jerusalem.indymedia(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/uploads/zionist_sharon_monkey_and_babybush.jpgb8pkvi.jpg[/img]
  20. THE BRUTAL TERRORISTS IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE US REGIME THE ZIONIST NEOCONS ARE BEHIND THE ILLEGAL AMERICAN INVASION OF IRAQ
  21. The American terrorism:
  22. More pictures to implicate the US regime:
  23. More pictures that prove the brutality and barbarity of the US regime:
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