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  1. Yasnov's Blog

    :sl:I am the one who is honored that you accepted. Please do enjoy it. Salam for now :no:
  2. Yasnov's Blog

    :sl: This blog officially belongs to brother Yasnov :sl:
  3. :sl:/Peace To All Retired Marine Preaches, Says Killing Terrorists Is An ‘Act Of Love For Our Nation’ By Laura Followell The Tribune-Star Pubished On: May 06, 2007 11:50 PM TribStar. TERRE HAUTE — According to retired U.S. Marine Col. J. Tyler Ryberg, the Bible contains messages about war and capital punishment. God is a powerful soldier. Ryberg, who served in the Marines for more than 27 years, gave a sermon Sunday morning at Good Shepherd Baptist Church’s Armed Forces Day, where some of the 150 people in attendance often erupted with an “Amen!†The colonel asked churchgoers if the global war on terrorism was a “just war†and a “God-ordained war,†which he later affirmed. “We’re killing Islamic jihadists, bloodthirsty killers,†he said. “Peace is not an option. You don’t negotiate with bloodthirsty, jihadist killers.†While he was in the Marines, Ryberg said, he was often asked, “If you’re a Christian, why do you want to go to war to kill people?†Ryberg said he wants Americans to understand that it’s an act of love to kill evil people who seek to kill Americans. “If we do take their life, they will kill no more. It’s an act of love for our nation,†Ryberg said. He explained the importance of government and said that without government, chaos would ensue. “We are all sinful creatures with a sin nature,†he proclaimed. “Sinful mankind left unrestrained will cause chaos.†Ryberg justified capital punishment and said it’s in the Bible. God ordains the principle of taking life as an instrument of his justice, he added. “God gaveth long before our nation was born. It’s always been on the books. And [the Bible] is the highest law of the land,†Ryberg said. “And I want to let you know our Supreme Court, they’re not supreme, only God is. And [the Bible] is the supreme law of the land, and the buck stops here.†The sound of shuffling Bible pages reverberated across the pews as Ryberg asked worshippers to note specific passages. Ryberg often referenced passages that he interpreted as relating to war and its justification. He said that only God gives life and only God takes life, but said God gave Noah the right to take the life of an evil man who sheds innocent blood. Ryberg said that Abraham fought the first biblical war in the word of God. He said God told Abraham to go to war with his “well-trained†servants, his army. Ryberg said God won that war by coming down and killing his enemies. “There’s none other; there’s none higher; there’s none greater than our God,†Ryberg said. “The only day we will have perfect peace is the day Jesus Christ comes back. … Our Lord’s coming back, folks,†he said. Jerry Gibbons, who served in the Army for eight years, wanted to hear the colonel speak. “I’m very impressed to see someone who has served that long on active duty and still have that much faith in God, our country and government,†Gibbons said. Marcella Weaver said the sermon seemed to the point. To her, it justified war. “God says that we are to help those being attacked by the bloodthirsty,†she said, “and it’s an act of love.†Laura Followell can be reached at (812) 231-4253 or laura.followell[at]tribstar(contact admin if its a beneficial link) . (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 yettribstar(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/local/local_story_126235058.html"]Tribune Star[/url]
  4. ~ The Person In The Mirror ~

    :sl::sl: brother. Absolutely bro. You can also post anything that caught your eye. All topics are welcome...
  5. :sl:/Peace To All Islamic Society Of Boston Rleases Opposition Emails: Damning Evidence Against The David Project By Karin Friedemann May 7, 2007, 09:09 AxisOfLogic This week, Jessica Masse, interfaith coordinator of the Islamic Society of Boston, publicly released recent discovery materials obtained as part of the ISB’s conspiracy lawsuit, which reveal that an israel advocacy organization, which specializes in creating malicious anti-Arab, anti-African and Islamophobic propaganda, met with real estate investors, attorneys, and Republican activists at their office at 210 South Street in Boston to discuss an action plan “to present a legal challenge†to the Roxbury Masjid project. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_members.aol(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/tprovoni/DavidProject/DPEmailsAttackTheMosque1.pdf"](Read The Actual email Messages Of The David Project, Attacking The ISB - In PDF )[/url] On May 28, 2004, Anna Kolodner, executive director of the David Project, sent an email congratulating the group for their successful meeting. Three days later, Kolodner circulated an idea. Joshua Katzen is a member of the team of aggressive real estate developers that wanted to unravel the land deal between the City of Boston and the ISB. Another anti-ISB activist, Jonathon Leffell, who develops property in the Boston area, is chairman of the New England "Friends of the israel Defense Forces" while William Sapers, who instigated the anti-Mosque campaign and who owns an insurance agency in Cambridge, has invested in real estate under the corporate name Hemisphere Inc. Sapers is a director of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, which is an umbrella organization for mainstream Jewish communal organizations in Greater Boston. Steve Cohen, owner of CEA Group, another Boston area real estate agency, took the operational lead in the conspiracy against the ISB. Steve Cohen suggested to Anna Kolodner that the group recruit a Jewish law student from Harvard to assist their attorneys, Evan Slavitt, who is also a Massachusetts Republican Party leader, and business litigator Jack Fainberg. In on this private discussion were Avi Goldwasser, a hi-tech financier and movie producer who makes outrageously malicious anti-Arab propaganda movies like “Columbia Unbecoming,†Larry DiCara, who is a Republican politician, Harvard undergrad Mickey Segal, who is a David Project intern, and Anna Kolodner’s husband Monty Gold. Steve Cohen, who is originally from New York, also consulted with Rabbi Melman, a New York-based israel advocate who opposes ceding an inch of land to the Palestinians. Initial attempts to whip up public sentiment against the Muslim community received lukewarm reactions. Reporter Jonathon Wells had complained that he was “pissed that none of the other local media had picked up his story.†“Filing the lawsuit would be the initial lead/newsworthy component of the media angles,†Anna Kolodner advised him. This would give the David Project a soapbox. Anna Kolodner put David Project co-founder Charles Jacobs in charge of “enlisting support of the Black Church community in the suit as a possible plaintiff,†but commendably, no one in the Black community would participate in their racist plot. The David Project had to make do with an Italian American who lives in Mission Hill, nowhere near the Roxbury Masjid. Policastro’s suit was dismissed in 2007 by a judge as being “without merit,†but the conspirators were not worried about winning the frivolous lawsuit. It had been a ploy to create negative publicity. Real estate investor Steve Cohen gloated over “the fact that a governmental action was taken in Boston may make this Masjid more vulnerable to legal, political or media attack.†In this same email, entitled “Conversation with Jon Wells,†Cohen mentioned reporter Jonathon Well’s divorce and estrangement from his children like a weakness to exploit. “After I come up with something to report, he and I will have lunch,†Cohen bragged. He also reported more of what he had learned from Wells. Cohen repeatedly contacted the executive producer of the Investigative Reporting unit at Fox25 News in Boston to pressure him and in one conversation, instructed Jonathon Wells how to use the Freedom of Information act to obtain records from the Boston Redevelopment Authority about the City’s sale of land to the Muslim community. The David Project collaborated with Robert Leikind, the executive director of the ADL; Steve Emerson at the Investigative Project and Rita Katz, a discredited former FBI informant at the SITE Institute; Ilana Freedman, a terrorism “expert,†Republican politician and managing partner of Gerard Group in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, to create a: “comprehensive document regarding the individuals/organizations/ history etc. of the Masjid, which will be the backbone of the media campaign.†This fabrication, labeled “Mosque Characters.doc,†lists over twenty Muslim leaders including Dr. Yusef al-Qaradawi, Abdurahman Alamoudi, founder of the American Muslim Council, and various ISB directors with bogus and bizarre links to “the Moslem Brotherhood,†Hamas, Hezbollah and Lashkar-e-Tayyaba. Karin Friedemann is editor of World View News Service, focusing on the Islamic World. Please visit: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_groups.yahoo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/group/wvns//"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_groups.yahoo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/group/wvns//[/url] (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 yetaxisoflogic(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/artman/publish/article_24497.shtml"]Axis Of Logic[/url]
  6. Satans Spawn

    :sl: Please discuss only beneficial topics here. Chit-chat and idle talk between brothers and sisters violate our forum rules. If you're bored or just want to chill out, you can do that freely in your gender room. Thank you for your understanding, and for helping us keep this forum's Islamic code of conduct.
  7. ~ The Original Shoe Bomber ~

    :sl:/Peace To All The following is a new development in the Posada Terrorism case. Note how he was only being charged for immigration violation, and not terrorism. Note how the U.S. goverment has harbored, protected and refused to extradite Posada to Venezuela and/or Cuba to stand trial for his acts of terrorism during his years with the C.I.A. What happened to Bush's: "If you harbor a terrorist, then your are complicit in their actions?" Note the hidden explosives in the shoes & liquid explosives hidden in bottles on a plane. Note how he is referred to as a "Militant," and not as a "Terrorist." Note how WE DO Deal WITH TERRORISTS. Note the hyporcisy and double standards. (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 yetkten(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/Global/story.asp?s=6473538"]KTen[/url]
  8. :sl:/Peace To All U.S. Report Calls Sudan A key Ally Several Senators Take Issue With A State Department Study That Describes The Nation As 'A Strong Partner' In The War On Terrorism. By Josh Meyer May 5, 2007 FairUse WASHINGTON — Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday challenged a recent State Department report that described the government of Sudan as a "strong partner in the War on Terror," citing the killing of hundreds of thousands of people in the Darfur region of that country. The principal killers in Darfur have been militias widely believed to be backed by the Sudanese government. The U.S. government has labeled the killings a genocide. In a letter Friday, Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Russell D. Feingold (D-Wis.), Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked Director of National Intelligence J. Michael McConnell to back up the report's assertion that the Sudanese government had "aggressively pursued terrorist operations directly involving threats to U.S. interests and personnel in Sudan." They said they wanted details on what actions Sudan had taken in support of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts against Al Qaeda and other groups. The senators also questioned how Sudan could be considered a strong ally in the counter-terrorism campaign if the same State Department report listed it as a state sponsor of terrorism that provides "critical support to non-state terrorist groups." The department's list of state sponsors of terrorism includes Iran and North Korea. "We need to understand the basis for this description, especially since some are suggesting that Sudan's cooperation on counter-terrorism is a good reason for the U.S. not to intervene to stop the genocide in Darfur," Wyden said in an interview. ...Sudan's ambassador to the United States, John Ukec Lueth Ukec, said Friday that he could not discuss what the country was doing to help fight terrorism. "These are confidential issues," Ukec said. "But it is significant that these U.S. officials know that this government of Sudan has changed." Ukec also said that the transitional government established two years ago was not involved in the mass killings in Darfur. "What happened a long time ago is not existing, and I invite the senators to come to Khartoum to see the new reality." The characterization of Sudan as a helpful ally came Monday in the State Department's annual "Country Reports on Terrorism," which is based on information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies. The report, required by Congress, is designed to give U.S. policymakers, the public and foreign governments a detailed snapshot of global terrorist incidents and trends. It includes sections on whether specific countries are helping U.S. efforts. Countries listed as state sponsors of terrorism are prohibited from receiving most forms of U.S. aid and are subject to other economic and political sanctions. The report has listed Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism every year since at least 1993, two years after Osama bin Laden brought his fledgling Al Qaeda organization there. Over the last 14 years, U.S. intelligence officials have detected substantial terrorist activity there. But they also say that in recent years Sudan has proved to be a reliable and important ally. "They are a damn good partner in the war on terror," said Raphael Perl, an analyst at the Congressional Research Service, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress. "They have cooperated on many, many issues." Perl applauded the State Department for listing Sudan as being helpful on counter-terrorism matters, even if it remains on the list of state sponsors. He also said the issue of whether Sudan should remain on the blacklist is a "political hot potato" that is separate from Darfur. "Darfur is not terrorism," Perl said. josh.meyer[at]latimes(contact admin if its a beneficial link) Copyright 2007 Los Angeles Times (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_fairuse.100webcustomers(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/mayfaire/latimes21.htm"]FairUse Via The Los Angeles Times[/url]
  9. ~ Girl Stoned To Death For Converting To Islam ~

    :sl:I'm not criticizing Islamic Shariah or Hadith. Nor did I say they were wrong. I Just don't know if stoning should be applicable today. It's Just a very agonizing way to die. If stoning is to be practiced, it has to be supervised by legitimate courts, and handled by the proper authorities. What Just took place is vigilante Justice. I don't condone honor killings, and I definitely don't think it sould be applicable to children. May be another form of punishment should be implemented. I think stoning is more of a deterrent than anything else. Just thinking about that fate would make someone stop and think twice about what he/she might be tempted to do. Just like chopping of hands for theft. It's not implemented frequently due to it being a highly effective deterrent. In comparison to other forms of punishment (with secular laws), stoning & chopping off hands don't rank anywhere near the top of the most utilized forms of punishment. Just my opinion...
  10. Peace G, I couldn't have said that any better :sl:
  11. ~ Girl Stoned To Death For Converting To Islam ~

    :sl:/Peace To All Masha Allah, a lot of reads & replies. My intention in posting this article is to shed light on the vicious attacks that are directed against Islam/Muslims regarding certain aspects of the religion, and actions by some Muslims. The attacks are phrased in such a way, and constantly highlighted as to seem as if we are the only people on the planet that are "backward," "barbaric," "violent,"and "non-conformists." Which is totally wrong. We are continually attacked by people who actually practice the very acts they accuse us of perpetrating. And, I find that to be highly hypocritical, offensive and deceptive. Therefore, I decided that for every item we as Muslims are attacked over, it will be my duty to bring to light those very acts that are committed by non-Muslims, also. For example: Now, if non-Muslims are going to hold Islam & 1.5 billion Muslims accountable for the actions of a minority, then, it's about time that Muslims hold them accountable over their actions, also. It's the fair thing to do. Don't you think?
  12. ~ The Person In The Mirror ~

    :D:D brother's. I'm glad you enjoyed it :D
  13. :sl:/Peace To All Video Of Iraqi Girl's Stoning Shown On Internet By Abdulhamid Zebari Sat May 5, 2007 8:32 AM ET Yahoo ARBIL, Iraq (AFP) - Cellphone videos have appeared on the Internet showing an Iraqi mob stoning and kicking to death a 17-year-old girl after she offended her minority community by eloping with a Muslim man. Doaa Khalil Aswad was a member of northern Iraq's Yazidi religious sect but, according to local officials, she was murdered on April 7 by her brothers and uncles after she allegedly converted to Islam. In the video -- on the Kurdish website Jebar.Info and rapidly spreading on the Internet -- Aswad is shown lying in the road as men kick her and throw a large lump of rock or concrete at her head. Her face is drenched in blood but uniformed and armed officers of the Iraqi police stand by and do nothing to prevent the attack. The slim, dark-haired girl is wearing a red tracksuit top and black underwear during the beating At one point she struggles to sit up and cover herself, but a man kicks her in the face knocking her violently back to the ground. The assault continues for several minutes and she does not appear to cry out nor resist her attackers. Members of a large crowd can be seen filming the murder on their cellphones, some of them shouting or kicking out at the cowering victim. Nobody Tries To Help Her. "They brutally killed a young Yazidi girl in pursuit of out-of-date tribal rites," said Tahsin Saeed Ali, Emir of the Yazidis in Iraq and the world and head of the Supreme Yazidi Spiritual Council, in a statement. Ali condemned the murder and called on Muslims not to retaliate. When news of Aswad's murder surfaced last month, it triggered an apparent revenge attack. On April 23, gunmen stopped a bus carrying workers to her community, the village of Beshika 10 kilometres (six miles) outside Mosul, dragged out 23 Yazidis and shot them dead. While it is a Kurdish speaking area, Beshika lies outside northern Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region, whose administration has urged the national government in Baghdad to carry out an investigation into the murder. Last week the United Nations quarterly report on human rights in Iraq expressed serious concern over a rapid rise in so-called "honour killings" of women deemed to have betrayed their families in Kurdish Iraq. "The killing of Doaa is a great tragedy for her family and the Kurdish community. It is a crime and religiously, socially and ideologically unacceptable," a statement from the Kurdish authority said "While we condemn this crime, we demand that it be not used in arousing sedition among the components of the Kurdish people. Yazidis -- who number some 500,000, mainly in northern Iraq -- speak a dialect of Kurdish but follow a pre-Islamic religion and have their own cultural traditions. They believe in God the creator and respect the Biblical and Koranic prophets, especially Abraham, but their main focus of worship is Malak Taus, the chief of the archangels, often represented by a pea####. Followers of other religions know this angel as Lucifer or Satan, leading to popular prejudice that the secretive Yazidis are devil-worshippers. Nevertheless, the community has survived for centuries alongside its Muslim and Christian neighbours. Now, however, with sectarian war gripping much of Iraq, Sunni Muslim extremists have begun to threaten them. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_news.yahoo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/s/afp/20070505/wl_mideast_afp/iraqwomenyazidi"]Yahoo News[/url] Note: The following video of Doaa's stoning, has been added by me, and was not part of the AFP/Yahoo report. WARNING: Video Contains Highly Graphip & Disturbing Scenes. Viewer Discretion Is Absolutely Advise...Should Be Seen By A Mature Audience!!!
  14. ~ Don't Be Fooled By Propaganda ~

    :j:Wa Iyyakum, Insha Allah :D
  15. :sl:/Peace To All Don't Be Fooled By Propaganda by Charley Reese May 5, 2007 LewRockwell There is an ongoing slander campaign against Islam, claiming that it is a religion that promotes violence and hinting that it seeks world conquest. Before you buy the malarkey that is being produced by people with their own agendas or prejudices or who are just plain ignoramuses, follow these few suggestions: Compare the history of Islam with the history of Europe, which for centuries was called Christendom. An objective look will show you that Christendom wins by a landslide when it comes to violence and wars. After all, Europe and its offspring did not come to dominate the world, including the Islamic countries, because they practiced the gentle virtues of Jesus. As for the common practice of cherry-picking Scripture from holy writings and presenting it out of context, just check out what Christians call the Old Testament. There you will find God advocating a double standard of morality, condoning slavery, ordering the israelites to commit genocide and committing infanticide himself on a mass scale. I don't believe you will find anything comparable in the Quran. The word "jihad," which is so over-used these days, has, like a lot of words, more than one meaning. It means basically to struggle, but this can be personal or spiritual, or a peaceful political struggle. Only if Islam is attacked are Muslims required to defend it. As for that obnoxious propaganda term "Islamo-fascist," just recall that fascism is a European invention by nominal Christians. To my knowledge, the only fascist governments ever to exist on this planet were all European and nominally Christian. Another canard is that Islam promotes forced conversion. Not so. Even when the Arab empire was expanding, rarely were any of the conquered people forced to convert. The Quran even forbids it, as I recall. Naturally, once Muslims were in charge, a lot of people decided it was in their own self-interest to convert, but this is just one of the sleazy aspects of human nature. I remember when Florida elected its first Republican governor of the 20th century. I saw plenty of people crawl out from under their rocks and convert to the Republican Party, drawn by the smell of patronage. With some rare exceptions, human beings always act in what they perceive, rightly or wrongly, to be in their self-interest. It was Christian Europe that slaughtered the Jews, and nothing remotely resembling the Holocaust is to be found in the history of Islam. In fact, during the past, when Jews were being persecuted by Christian Europe, they frequently fled to and found sanctuary in the Muslim countries. Until israel was established, practically every Muslim country had sizable Jewish populations dating back centuries. And there are still Jews and Christians in some Muslim countries. A final suggestion is that when you hear some individual radical Muslim being quoted, just remember he is one of a billion people and speaks only for himself and his small following. And be wary of the quotations he uses, for they are often deliberately fabricated or distorted. If Muslims really desired to conquer the world, don't you think it's strange that we've been living in peace with them for nearly a millennium and a half, except for those times when we attacked them (the Crusades, the European colonial movement and our invasion of Iraq)? Don't forget either that some of the countries the Bush administration calls allies are themselves Muslim – Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc. You have nothing to fear from Islam. The al-Qaida movement is a tiny percentage of Muslims and wouldn't be the force it is except for the fact that the Bush administration has gone out of its way to make all of Osama bin Laden's propaganda become true. May 5, 2007 Charley Reese [send him mail] has been a journalist for 49 years. © 2007 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. Charley Reese Archives (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 yetlewrockwell(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/reese/reese356.html"]Lew Rockwell[/url]