George W. Bush and Tony Blair – is that all there is – is that all you have to say?

By

Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

I had no intention to write this article in the first place because the facts about the American-Anglo-Israeli plot against the Middle East are well known to all. The plot was meant to redraw the map of the Middle East according to the geostrategic needs and objectives of the United States and its allies. This was supposed to be done by dividing the Middle East region into religious and ethnic factions living in small sectors without borders. Because the United States was facing a devastating financial crisis, it was the plan that America takes full advantage of its overwhelming military supremacy, including hitherto impermissible means, with inevitably terrible effects on the targeted populations. Not only inconvenient regimes but even certain US client regimes (such as Saudi Arabia) may be targeted. These countries are slated for direct rule by the American military, or rule under close and detailed direction by US monitors — encompassing not only foreign policy and economic policy, but political, social and cultural institutions as well. Direct control of oil will pass into American hands. Importantly, this drive is also intended to prevent the emergence of rivals to American worldwide hegemony. Of course, America’s primary aim is colonial-style exploitation, in order to maximize the loot and widen its captive markets.

The plot against the Middle East began by invading Afghanistan and then Iraq. Iraq will be the first to be attacked, followed by Syria, Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and then several other Middle Eastern countries. But how this plot against the Middle East Began? Two aggressors executed the well prepared plot against the Middle East, namely, George W. Bush the former President of the United States, and his attendant, Tony Blair the Prime Minister of the UK at the time. I will start by Tony Blair.

Tony Blair

In order to make the war against Iraq legitimate, lies must be fabricated, and false accusations must be introduced to the international community.

Tony Blair played a deceitful role in the Iraqi war as indicated in the Chilcot Report.

The Chilcot report

A seven-year investigation – has delivered a damning verdict on the decision by former Prime Minister Tony Blair to commit British troops to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The report by Sir John Chilcot, a former civil servant, amounts to an excoriating verdict on Britain’s political, military and intelligence establishments, all of which are heavily implicated for misjudgments and occasionally ineptitude. It reserves particular criticism for Mr. Blair, the former prime minister.

Sir John Chilcot’s 6,000-page report on the Iraq war and occupation delivered a crushing verdict on Tony Blair’s decision to join the US invasion, finding a cascade of mistakes and bad strategy that led to years of devastating mismanagement and strife.

The report shaped forever the legacy of Tony Blair who was once one of Britain’s most popular post-war premiers, only to become a figure of intense divisiveness at home after committing himself as the closest wartime ally of US President George W Bush.

The report has tarnished Blair’s reputation and legacy. Tony Blair committed to an invasion of Iraq almost eight months before receiving parliamentary and legal backing, and began military action before diplomatic alternatives were exhausted.

The results of the report could be summarized in the following:

The UK chose to join the invasion before peaceful options had been exhausted. Military action at the time was not a last resort.

Prime Minister Tony Blair had deliberately exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein and his regime as he sought to make the case for military action to MPs and the public in the buildup to the invasion in 2002 and 2003.

Prime Minister Tony Blair disregarded warnings about the potential consequences of military action, and relied too heavily on his own beliefs, rather than the more nuanced judgments of the intelligence services. The judgments about Iraq’s capabilities … were presented with a certainty that was not justified.

Tony Blair wrote to George W Bush eight months before the Iraq invasion to offer his unqualified backing for war well before UN weapons inspectors had complete their work, saying: “I will be with you, whatever.” In a six-page memo marked secret and personal, the then British prime minister told Bush, US president at the time, in July 2002 that the removal of Saddam Hussein would “free up the region” even if Iraqis may “feel ambivalent about being invaded”. The report shed light on what happened between Blair and Bush in the months leading up to the March 2003 invasion, an interaction that has long been the subject of speculation about secret deals and pledges.

The decision to invade was made in unsatisfactory circumstances. The inquiry did not reach a view on the legality of the war, saying this could only be assessed by a “properly constituted and internationally recognized court”, but did make a damning assessment of how the decision was made. The process for deciding that the war was legal is described as “perfunctory” by the inquiry, while “no formal record was made of that decision, and the precise grounds on which it was made remains unclear.”

The inquiry found that the Bush administration repeatedly over-rode advice from the UK on how to oversee Iraq after the invasion, including the involvement of the United Nations, the control of Iraqi oil money and the extent to which better security should be put at the heart of the military operation.

The inquiry specifically criticizes the way in which the US dismantled the security apparatus of the Saddam Hussein army and describes the whole invasion as a strategic failure.

Iran, North Korea and Libya were considered greater threats in terms of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons proliferation, and the UK joint intelligence committee believed it would take Iraq five years, after the lifting of sanctions, to produce enough fissile material for a weapon, Chilcot finds. Britain’s previous strategy of containment could have been adopted and continued for some time.

The Chilcot report identifies a series of major blunders by the British intelligence services that produced “flawed” information about Saddam’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, the basis for going to war. Chilcot says the intelligence community worked from the start on the misguided assumption that Saddam had WMDs and made no attempt to consider the possibility that he had got rid of them, which he had.

The UK’s military involvement in Iraq ended with the “humiliating” decision to strike deals with enemy militias because British forces were seriously ill-equipped and there was “wholly inadequate” planning and preparation for life after Saddam Hussein, the Chilcot report finds. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) planned the invasion in a rush and was slow to react to the security threats on the ground, particularly the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that killed so many troops, the report says.

The Chilcot report rejects the view that the UK would have lost diplomatic influence if it had refused to join the war. “Blair was right to weigh the possible consequences for the wider alliance with the US very carefully,” the report says. But it adds: “If the UK had refused to join the US in the war it would not have led to a fundamental or lasting change in the UK’s relationship with the US.”

The report says that between early 2002 and March 2003 Blair was told that, post-invasion, Iraq could degenerate into civil war. In September 2002, the US secretary of state, Colin Powell, predicted “a terrible bloodletting of revenge after Saddam goes”, adding: “Traditional in Iraq after conflict.” Sir Christopher Meyer, UK ambassador to the US, added: “It will probably make pacifying Afghanistan look like child’s play.” Chilcot rejects Blair’s claim that the subsequent chaos and sectarian conflict could not have been predicted.

Blair did not identify which ministers were responsible for post-war planning and strategy. The prime minister also failed to press Bush for “definitive assurances” about the US’s post-conflict plans. Nor did he envisage anything other than the best-case scenario once the invasion was over: that a US-led and UN-authorized force would find itself operating in a “relatively benign security environment”. All of this contributed to Britain’s ultimate strategic failure.

The Bush administration appointed Ambassador Paul Bremer to head a new coalition provisional authority in Baghdad. The UK had practically no input into subsequent decisions taken by Bremer, including the dissolving of Saddam’s army and security structures. This decision alienated the Sunni community and fed the insurgency. Blair continued to talk to Bush, but Britain had little influence on the ground over day-to-day policy making.

Chilcot report says that by 2009, when UK forces were pulled out of Iraq, Downing Street was facing strategic failure. Iraq was gripped by “deep sectarian divisions”. There was a fragile situation in Basra, rows over oil revenues, and rampant corruption inside Iraqi government ministries. No evidence had been found that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. During this period the government did not reappraise the situation, Chilcot says. He describes as “meagre” the results of Britain’s costly six-year occupation.

Before the war, Blair had said that the US-led invasion coalition would try to minimize civilian casualties. As the war and occupation unfolded, however, the MoD made only a “broad estimate” of how many Iraqis were being killed. The report says that more time was devoted to which department should have responsibility for the issue than was spent on finding out the number. The government’s main interest was to “rebut accusations that coalition forces were responsible for the deaths of large numbers” of Iraqis. By 2009 at least 150,000 Iraqis, mostly civilians, had died, and more than a million had been displaced.

The report finds that the use of force was undertaken at a time when Saddam posed “no imminent threat” and in a way that undermined the authority of the UN Security Council.

More than 200 British citizens — soldiers, aid workers and others — died as a result of the conflict in Iraq.

In a previously unpublished memo from July 2002, Mr Blair told Mr Bush: “I will be with you, whatever.” That commitment — given without consulting colleagues — made it very difficult for the UK subsequently to withdraw its support for the March 2003 invasion, the report found.

Crucially, the report rejects Mr. Blair’s arguments that diplomatic options for controlling Iraq’s weapons programs — particularly via the UN — were not worth pursuing further by March 2003. “Military action at that time was not a last resort,” Sir John said.

The Chilcot report finds pre-war intelligence was misrepresented, legal advice was not given satisfactorily, military strategies were impractical and planning for the occupation was “wholly inadequate”. The direct cost of the conflict to the UK was “at least £9.2bn”.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, who opposed the war at the time, said the report showed the war was “an act of military aggression launched on a false pretext”. He later described it as a “catastrophe” and concluded: “I now apologize sincerely on behalf of my party for the decision to go to war in Iraq”.

Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, the only major party to oppose the invasion, said Mr. Blair and Mr. Bush had “created a failed state which continues to be the source of extremism and instability across the Middle East” (1).

Conclusion:

The Chilcot report is a statement from Blair’s own people that he was a deceitful liar.

Blair’s fabrication of the truth

After the secret agreement between Blair and Bush to invade Iraq, Blair now needed to persuade the public to identify Saddam as an urgent threat. So, in the months that followed the Crawford Ranch meeting, he and his advisers dedicated themselves to proving that Saddam was an evil monster hell-bent on the destruction of his neighbors – and possibly even Britain.

Let’s see the fabricated lies of Tony Blair – Bush’s poodle – to convince the world that Iraq was an evil country and deserved to be destroyed.

1- Weapons of mass-destruction

From Blair’s viewpoint, there was one gigantic hitch. He had no serious evidence that Saddam possessed viable “weapons of mass destruction”.

Furthermore, British officials were aware of the flimsy nature of the evidence. One of these was Carne Ross, then the foremost expert on Iraq at the United Nations, who’d read all the UK and US intelligence Iraq briefings each day for four and a half years.

As he told the Chilcot inquiry: “There were approximately 12 or so unaccounted-for Scud missiles; Iraq’s air force was depleted to the point of total ineffectiveness; its army was but a pale shadow of its earlier might; there was no evidence of any connection between Iraq and any terrorist organization that might have planned an attack using Iraqi WMDs…

“There was, moreover, no intelligence or assessment … that Iraq had any intention to launch an attack against its neighbors or the UK or US.” In other words, Iraq presented only a limited threat to its neighbors – and none at all to Britain and the United States.

Yet, from early 2002 onwards, Tony Blair began giving a series of false and misleading statements about the existence and development of Iraq’s so-called weapons of mass destruction. He told NBC News: “We know that he [Saddam] has stockpiles of major amounts of chemical and biological weapons, we know that he is trying to acquire nuclear capability, we know that he is trying to develop ballistic missile capability of a greater range.”

Three days later, at a press conference with Bush, Blair informed reporters that “we know [Saddam] has been developing these weapons. We know that those weapons constitute a threat.”

Then, on 10 April, he told the House of Commons: “Saddam Hussein’s regime is despicable – he is developing weapons of mass destruction, and we cannot leave him doing so unchecked. He is a threat to his own people and to the region and, if allowed to develop these weapons, a threat to us also.”

While the JIC was suggesting that Iraq might have small quantities of chemical weapons, Blair was stating that ‘we know that [Saddam] has stockpiles of major amounts of chemical and biological weapons”.

Therefore, Blair’s statements to the media and Parliament were at the very least gross misrepresentations of the intelligence. They were, however, vital in making the case for war.

2- Manipulating intelligence

In February 2002, the government had started compiling a paper for public consumption on the mass destructive capabilities of four countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya and North Korea.

Almost at once this raised the question: why take military action against Iraq rather than one of the others? In fact, the intelligence services considered Iraq to be only the third or fourth most dangerous of these countries.

On 15 March, John Scarlett – chairman of the JIC – suggested a solution: “You may still wish to consider whether more impact could be achieved if the paper only covered Iraq. This would have the benefit of obscuring the fact that in terms of WMD, Iraq is not that exceptional.”

It was therefore agreed that the dossier – compiled with the help of Secret Intelligence Service [SIS] – should focus on Iraq alone. After that, cautious intelligence statements were simply rewritten as propaganda.

In the foreword to the dossier, for example, Blair stated firmly: “What I believe the assessed intelligence has established beyond doubt is that Saddam has continued to produce chemical and biological weapons, that he continues in his efforts to develop nuclear weapons, and that he has been able to extend the range of his ballistic missile program.”

Almost all of these assertions turned out to be misleading. Yet, shockingly, intelligence chiefs Richard Dearlove and John Scarlett both tolerated New Labor’s use of secret intelligence as propaganda.

Both had been sucked into the intimate circle around the Prime Minister – Scarlett, for instance, attended meetings chaired by Blair’s spin-doctor. He was even part of a cluster of aides who hovered over a press spokesman as he drew up a press release. In other words, they both entered into a tacit conspiracy to deceive the British people.

3- Blair’s headache – no weapons of mass-destruction

Bush gave Saddam a final chance to disarm and insisted on the return to Iraq of UN weapons inspectors – led by Hans Blix – for the first time since 1998.

A few days later, Iraq accepted. Had Blair fallen under the proverbial bus at this point, he might now be classed among the greatest international political leaders of modern times. Unfortunately, from this point on, nothing at all went to plan.

To the surprise of many observers, the inspectors were given access to every site they asked to visit. Over three months, they conducted more than 900 inspections at over 500 sites.They did not find WMDs, let alone evidence of a nuclear program, in a single one of them, which meant a big headache for Blair.

Blair now had to choose between the United Nations and the United States, between legality and illegality, between peace and war.

Most members of the UN Security Council wanted the weapons inspectors to continue their work until they were satisfied that Iraq had disarmed.

The alternative – an invasion – “could have incalculable consequences for the stability of a scarred and fragile region,” said the French prime minister. “It would compound the sense of injustice, would aggravate tensions and would risk paving the way for other conflicts.”

Blair wasn’t listening. All the evidence suggests that he had already decided to ditch the UN route and join the US in an attack on Iraq.

Of course he still had to show that the invasion was lawful – and unfortunately his attorney general, Peter Goldsmith, didn’t agree. However, almost at the eleventh hour, Goldsmith helpfully revised his legal opinion, thus removing the last major obstacle to war.

At this point, Elizabeth Wilmshurst, deputy legal adviser at the Foreign Office, memorably resigned. All 27 members of the Foreign Office legal team agreed with her view that the war was unlawful.

4- Lying to Parliament

On 17 March 2003, Blair told his cabinet that Britain would join Bush’s invasion, come what may. The following day, MPs were asked to vote on a motion to authorize the war.

Remarkably, even Blair’s motion itself was misleading: it claimed that President Jacques Chirac had said in a TV interview that France would always veto a UN resolution authorizing military action against Iraq.

In fact, Chirac had said that if and when the weapons inspectors reported that disarmament by inspection was impossible, then “regrettably, the war would become inevitable”.

Not only did MPs fail to expose this, they also failed to challenge Blair on other gravely misleading assertions and omissions.

In an emotional speech to the House, Blair described a recent weapons inspectors’ report as a “remarkable document”, and gave the impression that it contained new and damning evidence. Quoting from a section on mustard gas, he said: “Mustard constituted an important part of Iraq’s CW [chemical weapons] arsenal – 550 mustard filled shells and up to 450 mustard filled aerial bombs unaccounted for.”

In reality, the report did not claim that Iraq possessed banned weapons – merely that certain material was “unaccounted for”. And Blair’s alarmist statement actually meant something quite different if you read the full text from which it was taken.

The mustard-filled shells and bombs that he’d mentioned had been unaccounted for since 1998. “According to an investigation,” said the report, “the discrepancy in the accounting for the mustard-filled shells could be explained by the fact that Iraq had based its accounting on approximations.” In other words, the shells containing mustard gas may never have existed.

But Blair didn’t stop there. He also told MPs that among other weapons unaccounted for since 1998 were “a far-reaching VX nerve agent program” and “unquantifiable amounts of sarin, botulinum toxin and a host of other biological poisons.”

“We are asked now seriously to accept that in the last few years – contrary to all history, contrary to all intelligence – Saddam decided unilaterally to destroy those weapons. I say that such a claim is palpably absurd,” he thundered.

Again, he was seriously misleading the Commons. The report had made it clear that any “unaccounted for” sarin, VX and botulinum toxin would have degraded by 2003 – and thus no longer be effective in warfare.

Next, Blair turned to the defection in 1995 of Saddam’s son-in-law, Hussein Kamal, who had been interviewed by international weapons inspectors after arriving in Jordan.

Kamal, said Blair, had disclosed an extensive biological weapons program “and, for the first time, said that Iraq had weaponized the program.”

Kamal – who’d been in charge of Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons programs – had also insisted that all of Iraq’s WMDs had been destroyed on his orders.

Had Kamal merely pretended to defect in order to sow disinformation? Unlikely. Some months after briefing the inspectors, he was lured back to Iraq by Saddam, who promptly had him executed.

Arguably, Blair’s most hair-raising pitch to Parliament was the possibility of Saddam giving terrorists WMDs or even “a so-called dirty radiological bomb”. This, he said, was “in my judgement, a real and present danger to Britain and its national security.”

What he didn’t mention was that he’d recently received an intelligence assessment which said:

  1. There was no intelligence that Iraq had provided chemical or biological materials to al-Qaeda or had any intentions to aid terrorist attacks;
  2. If Saddam’s regime collapsed, there was a risk such material could fall into the hands of terrorists;
  3. Al-Qaeda and associated groups continued to represent by far the greatest terrorist threat to Western interests – and that threat would be heightened by military action against Iraq.

MPs duly passed the motion to go to war, by an overwhelming 412 votes to 149.

5- War

On the same day that Tony Blair was persuading MPs to support him, the UN inspectors were withdrawn from Iraq for their own safety.

The date for the invasion was not determined by the progress or otherwise of the ongoing weapons inspections. It was determined only by the US military timetable, to which the UK had assented.

On 19 March 2003 the allies opened an overwhelming “shock-and-awe” offensive by air and land against Saddam’s inferior and reluctant army.

Britain would lose 179 soldiers, the Americans over 4,000, and thousands more would suffer permanent physical or psychological damage.

The number of Iraqi civilians who died as a direct or indirect result of the war is estimated to be between around 800,000 and 1 million (2).

The ramblings of a mad man

After his reputation was savaged by Sir John Chilcot report, and in order to vindicate himself before the people, Blair launched more lies and weaved a tapestry of deceit. He shifted the blame by saying the intelligence was not his responsibility, and that he did not falsify or manipulated the information given to him by the intelligence.

He accepted however, that intelligence had turned out to be wrong and had led to an aftermath that was ‘more hostile, protracted and bloody than ever we imagined’.

The poor man relied on suspicion and waged a war against Iraq without any logical reason.  He didn’t know that the root of evil is unfounded suspicion. Suspicion in the sight of God is a sin. He warned the believers to avoid suspicion.

The Koran says:

Believers, avoid much suspicion. Indeed some suspicion is a sin (49: 12).

Tony Blair said he would ‘take the same decision’ to invade Iraq again if he was presented with the same intelligence. Ex foreign secretary Jack Straw echoed Blair in saying he would also take the same decision if he was presented with the same intelligence.

Blair insisted that he didn’t lie to parliament, and that it was still ‘better to remove Saddam Hussein’ from power and decision was taken ‘in good faith’.

In a remarkable performance of self-defense at a special press conference that lasted for nearly two hours, Blair appeared as a serpent trying to destroy people’s understanding and intelligence. With humble but deceptive words he tried to accomplish his wicked desire. He exerted sorrow and humility and described the decision to take military action to remove Saddam Hussein in 2003 as the ‘hardest, most momentous, most agonizing’ of his 10 years in office.

Blair appeared to be close to tears as he accepted the serious criticisms made of him and his government in the run up and aftermath of the Iraq War and said he accepted ‘full responsibility, without exception, without excuse’.

His voice cracked as he said: ‘For all of this I express more sorrow, regret and apology than you may ever know or can believe.’

He added later: ‘The decisions I made I have carried with me for 13 years and will do so for the rest of my days. ‘There will not be a day of my life where I do not relive and rethink what happened.

But he claimed the Iraq Inquiry proved ‘there were no lies’ from him over the justification for invading Iraq in March 2003 and showed neither Parliament nor Cabinet were misled. Then he returned to pathetic arrogance and stubbornness by insisting again: ‘if I was back in the same place, with the same information I would take the same decision because obviously that was the decision I believe was right.’ He added: ‘All I’m saying today, because obviously some of the intelligence has turned out to be wrong, the planning wasn’t done properly, I have to accept those criticisms, I accept responsibility for them.’

The man is a master in playing with the words and with the feelings of the people. But who would believe him except the fools, and those who participated with him in this horrendous crime like Jack Straw.

Tony Blair helped to promote the greatest calamity of the 21st century so far. There is no doubt that he lied to the British people – and there’s even a case for considering him a war criminal.

The illegal invasion of Iraq has been unequivocally proven as a fraud and a massive deception by Tony Blair and the then UK Labor government.

The war against Iraq proved that there was no weapons of mass-destruction, no anthrax, no strong relations between Saddam and Osama bin laden, and no terrorism that must be wiped out urgently from the surface of the world. On the contrary, the war against Iraq created violent terrorists now occupying large territories of the Middle East and victimizing its populations. In addition, thousands of Iraqis had died needlessly and pre-maturely. The war ruined houses and properties, created millions of refugees now seeking refuge in Europe. Decent families are now scattered on the borders of foreign countries seeking shelter, and shoved in camps like animals and are denied their right to live as decent persons!

Away from the Public international law, which establishes the liberty and independence of nations, Blair had a secret commitment with George W. Bush.  He made a pledge to commit Britain to war. They both agreed to invade Iraq no matter what. They breached the international Law and considered it as a joke.

Tony Blair effectively agreed to act as a front man for American foreign policy in advance of any decision by the House of Commons or the British Cabinet. He was happy to launder Bush’s policy on Iraq and sub-contract British foreign policy to another country without having the remotest ability to have any real influence over it just to impress voters in the UK.

The man once renowned for his charisma and popularity has become a global embarrassment, despised and ridiculed in equal measure.

Tony Blair a man of the earth – his primary goal in life is to amass fame and fortune

After Blair left Downing Street in June 2007, he took the job of a special representative of the Quartet of international powers seeking a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. His job was to help develop the Palestinian economy and improve governance. He stayed in the job for eight years, and then resigned as Middle East peace envoy amid controversy about his role. He never once dared to speak out. He was all too comfortable with a status quo that was unsustainable.

Critics in Britain and in the Arab world focused on his responsibility for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the Palestinians saw him as being too close to the Israelis, who were then, as now, far more powerful than the Palestinians still living under occupation. His efforts rarely challenged the status quo that was unstable. The Arab officials say that hose expecting Tony Blair to solve the Arab Israeli conflict are naive. He has achieved so very little because of his gross efforts to please the Israelis.

There has been mounting unease in Britain, the US and the EU over his extensive business activities in the Middle East – which have led to repeated accusations of conflicts of interest. Criticism of his effectiveness and credibility has increased in recent months and there was anger that he visited the Gaza Strip so infrequently.

Palestinians loathed him; Israelis despised him but tolerated him because they knew he’d never say anything they disliked.

Surely Blair is ardent in his love of wealth. How greedy he is for wealth, and gains! It is the love of fame and wealth which blinds him, he is not grateful to his Lord. He does not know his obligations towards his Lord.

Badly tainted by his record in the Iraq War, which rightly aroused widespread distrust, he never threw himself wholeheartedly into the task, partly because he became so obsessed with making money. Indeed, his eagerness to develop and exploit his global business contacts both undermined his credibility and gave rise to serious conflicts of interests.

Since leaving office, Blair has received millions of pounds from a mixture

of business interests that include advising Arab and other governments, consultancy work for the US investment bank JP Morganand,  the lucrative international speaking circuit.

His clients in the Middle East include the Gulf Estates of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Others are Peru, Colombia, Vietnam and Kazakhstan.

When Blair was a representative of the quartet and was travelling frequently to the Middle East, no one seemed sure whose business he was travelling on. No one knew whether the man was acting as the Middle East envoy, or as a business man searching for fortunes to amass. On January 26, 2009, for instance, he met the Emir of Kuwait while on one of his sweeps though the region. We do not know whether anything came out of it in terms of Middle East peace, but we do know that soon afterwards the Emir gave him a contract for consultancy services estimated at £27 million a year.

Blair also visits Abu Dhabi on behalf of the Quartet, a state whose Crown Prince has also become a generous client of Tony Blair Associates.

The prince has brought with him, as another client, the company Mubadala, which invests Abu Dhabi’s oil profits, and to which the former PM supplies ‘global strategic advice’.

Blair is also an adviser to J. P. Morgan Bank, which pays him $2million a year. A U.S. businessman who used to be close to Blair puts it bluntly: he said that Blair used the role of envoy as ‘a calling card’.

Blair has claimed his net worth is around £10m and dismissed reports that his fortune could be 10 times as much. He has insisted his income pays for philanthropic projects, including development work in Africa and an interfaith charity. Blair’s properties include a multimillion-pound London home and a country retreat once owned by Sir John Gielgud, bought for £5.75m (3).

After the devastating effect of the Chilcot report on Blair, he tried to find solace by meeting with his chief partner in the war crime George W. Bush. Bill Clinton joined them. Although Bush led the invasion of Iraq, Bill Clinton laid the groundwork with the sanctions and the continuous bombing of Iraq. This has led to the deaths of more than a half a million children, not to mention more than a million Iraqis. When asked on US television if she [Madeline Albright, US Secretary of State] thought that the death of half a million Iraqi children [from sanctions in Iraq and continuous bombing] was a price worth paying, Albright replied: “This is a very hard choice, but we think the price is worth it.”

The three met at Arkansas high school to attend a graduation ceremony for an educational program called Presidential Leadership Scholars. As if their meeting together had angered God, a strong tornado was sent sweeping through Arkansas and Oklahoma, downing trees, toppling a semi-truck on the highway and leaving almost 200,000 customers without power.

The two ex-Presidents and the Prime Minister were hustled away to the basement of the school after severe winds began breaking windows.

They say that Tony Blair goes down in history as one of the great British Prime Ministers. I see no superior merit in him; in fact, I believe as most people do, that he is a hypocrite liar that has committed the most horrendous crime in the 21st century – war in Iraq.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush invaded Iraq by launching a pack of lies to conceal the real reasons behind his illegitimate attack against a sovereign state. Let’s know the real reason behind Bush invasion to Iraq.

Invading Iraq was not a new idea. A small band of conservative ideologues had begun making the case for an American invasion of Iraq as early as 1997 – nearly four years before the Sept. 11 attacks and three years before Bush took office.

An obscure, ominous-sounding right-wing policy group called Project for the New American Century, or PNAC – affiliated with Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld’s top deputy Paul Wolfowitz and Bush’s brother Jeb – urged then-President Clinton to invade Iraq back in January 1998.

The driving force behind the group was Richard Perle, a member of the Reagan administration, a member of the board of extreme right-wing think tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Hudson Institute, and proviously the head of the Defense Policy Board (dismissed due to proof of fraud in his business dealings), an advisory group to the Pentagon. Other founders too of the PNAC occupied leading positions in the Bush administration: vice-president Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, defense secretary, Paul Wolfowitz, deputy defense secretary, I. Lewis Libby, Cheney’s chief of staff, William J. Bennett, Reagan’s education secretary, and Zalmay Khalilzad, American special envoy to Afghanistan and imminently to the “free Iraqi people”. (Governor Jeb Bush, George’s younger brother, was also among the founders.) Hence the report reflects the intentions of those who were in office.

Titled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century”, the report spells out “American grand strategy” for “as far into the future as possible”. Among its high-lights, as outlined in the Aspects of India’s Economy Nos. 33 & 34, are the following:

1. The report says, “The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.” Clearly, the American plan to invade Iraq has nothing to do with Saddam Hussein or any weapons of mass destruction. Invasion of Iraq was on the cards, and Saddam is the excuse. The report adds that “even should Saddam pass from the scene”, bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait would remain permanently as “Iran may well prove as large a threat to US interests as Iraq has”.

  1. The US should be able to “fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars”, and increase military spending by $48 billion to ensure this.
  2. The US should create “US Space Forces” to dominate space. The ‘star wars’ program, officially known as National Missile Defense, should be made a priority. The US should develop “bunker-buster” nuclear weapons. Whereas till now nuclear weapons were considered strategic weapons — a threat of massive retaliation to deter an attack — the development of such uses for smaller nuclear weapons would make them into tactical weapons, that could be used in the ordinary course of battle, as it were. The US, the report unmistakably implies, “should also develop biological weapons: New methods of attack — electronic, ‘non-lethal’, biological — will be more widely available…. combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace and perhaps the world of microbes…. advanced forms of biological warfare that can ‘target’ specific genotypes (i.e., kill people selectively based on their race or ethnicity) may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.”
  1. The report says that “it is time to increase the presence of American forces in Southeast Asia”. This may lead to “American and allied power providing the spur to the process of democratization in China.” In other words, the US should strive to replace the present Chinese regime with a clearly pro-American one, and for this South Asia could be used as the launching pad. .
  1. Supposedly in order to check regimes such as North Korea, Libya, Syria and Iran the US military should set up a “worldwide command-and-control system”.
  2. The PNAC supports a “blueprint for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests.” Thus the document explicitly calls for preventing the “American century” becoming anyone else’s, even if peacefully. Close allies such as the UK are referred to as “the most effective and efficient means of exercising American global leadership” — that is, a mere mask for American hegemony. Peace-keeping missions are described as “demanding American political leadership rather than that of the United Nations”.Perhaps the most startling element of this plan is the targeting of Saudi Arabia, long considered the most faithful American ally among the Arab countries — the base for the American assault on Iraq in 1991, a continuing US military base thereafter, the US’s second largest market for weapons, the largest supplier of oil to the US (at a special discount to boot), and the source of up to $700 billion of investments in the US. On July 10, 2002 a researcher from the RAND Corporation (a prominent think-tank, created by the US Air Force but now quasi-independent, that regularly does projects for the American defense and foreign policy establishments) made a presentation to the Defense Policy Board — headed, by Perle. The briefing, titled “Taking Saudi out of Arabia”, claimed that “The Arab world has been in a systemic crisis for the last 200 years” and that “Since independence, wars have been the principal output of the Arab world”. It went on to describe Saudi Arabia in bizarre terms as an enemy of the US (“the kernel of evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent”, “The Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain, from planners to financiers, from cadre to foot-soldier, from ideologist to cheerleader”), and recommended that the US give it an ultimatum to prevent any anti-US activity in Arabia, failing which its oil fields could be seized by US troops and the House of Saud replaced by the Hashemite monarchy that now rules Jordan. The latest removal of the US base from Saudi Arabia may be a part of the process of implementation of the report.

The plotters who wrote the report and supporting the Iraqi war, previously introduced the report to President Carter and then to President Clinton, who both refused to openly attack Iraq.

The plot against the Middle East was now becoming clear. It was an American-Anglo-Israeli plot. It was a war against Muslims and their religion through invading their countries, and steeling away their resources. This would be achieved through dividing the Muslim countries into religious and ethnic factions and sects living in small sectors without borders, so that America could draw the map of the Middle East in accordance with its geostrategic needs and objectives. This would also ensure the defeat of Islam as a religion. That what they thought.

The war will start with Afghanistan, proceed to Iraq, and then devour several other Arab countries. This could be explained by the statement of Under Secretary Condoleeza Rice in June 2006 after the Israeli-Lebanon war. The damage inflicted by Israel on Lebanon was damaging and devastating and tore the country apart. Condoleeza Rice however, welcomed the chaos in Lebanon and stated that a project for a New Middle East was being launched from Lebanon. She meant that the chaos devastating Lebanon would be the beginning of other chaos ruining the countries of the Middle East.

Lebanon would be therefore the pressure point for realigning the whole Middle East, therefore unleashing the forces of ‘constructive chaos. This constructive chaos which, generates conditions of violence and warfare throughout the region, would in turn be used so that the United States, Britain and Israel could draw the map of the Middle East according to their interests, greed and goals.

After the events of September 11, the ground was now prepared for the battle against Iraq and the Middle East. What remains is a pack of lies to be fabricated and introduced to the international community to justify the war against Muslims and their countries who Bush considered as the forces of evil!

George Bush, suggested a connection between the destruction of the twin towers – the two skyscrapers of the world Trade Centre in New York – and Saddam Hussein although everyone knew that the twin towers had been destroyed by terrorists on 11 September 2001. The terrorists that destroyed the twin towers had no known connection with Iraq.

Nevertheless, George Bush made that connection.

Like Blair in Britain, Bush tried to create fear of Iraq as if it were a terrifying enemy. He said, “The United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder.”

Bush led a systematic campaign to frighten the hell out of the US about the threat of Saddam Hussein, and almost none of it was true.

“The Iraqi dictator must not be permitted to threaten America and the world with horrible poisons and diseases and gases and atomic weapons.” George Bush said in Oct. 7, 2002, in a speech in Cincinnati.

After Bush’s stirring declaration of war and nearly two months since he declared victory, no chemical, biological or nuclear weapons have been found, nor any documentation of their existence, nor any sign they were deployed in the field.

On 5 February 2003 Colin Powell, United States Secretary of State, was forced to present a dossier of false evidence to the UN Security Council trying to prove a massive program of illegal weapons building by Iraq.

The evidence presented by Colin Powell and the media included maps showing the countries most at risk from Iraq’s missiles and weapons of mass destruction.

This barrage of pseudo-evidence may have convinced many in the United States and Britain but it did not convince the leaders of the supposedly threatened neighboring countries. All of Iraq’s neighbors, even Kuwait and Iran, opposed to US bombing of Iraq.

The United Nations did not support the war. All the countries neighboring Iraq did not support the war. The majority of countries in the world did not support the war. The majority of people in Britain did not support the war.

Bush handed over foreign policy making, especially pertaining to the Middle East, to a small army of Jewish Zionists, aided and abetted by notorious militarists, like Cheney and Rumsfeld. Most major political events were handled by his Cabinet thugs – Secretary of State Colin Powell shamelessly fabricated the ‘evidence’ of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction in his performance before the United Nations. Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz invented Afghanistan’s ties to the planners of 9/11. Cheney and his Zionist troika of Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith and ‘Scooter’ Libby trumpeted the ‘global war on terror’ while Michael Chertoff, Michael Mukasey and Stuart Levey conducted a domestic war against the Bill of Rights and US Constitutional freedoms, defending torture, jailing thousands of Muslims, punishing businesses trading with Iran and labeling US opponents of Israel’s war crimes as ‘security threats’.

In 2003 while lobbying leaders to put together the Coalition of the Willing, President Bush spoke to France’s President Jacque Chirac. Bush told Chirac that Gog and Magog were at work in the Middle East and they had to be defeated.

Bush is believed to have told Chirac: “This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins”.

In the same year he spoke to Chirac, Bush had reportedly said to the Palestinian foreign minister that he was on “a mission from God” in launching the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and was receiving commands from the Lord.

Over the objections of many nations, Washington attacked Iraq on March 20, 2003. The statistics revealed that after invasion, the documented civilian deaths amounted to 161,390 – 180,330; and total violent deaths including combatants reached 251,000.

Iraq’s infrastructure was in ruins. Tens of thousands of homes had been destroyed. Fallujah, a city of 300,000 people had 36,000 of its 50,000 homes destroyed by the US military.

Half of the city’s former population were displaced persons living in tents. Thousands of Iraqis had been detained in prisons and hundreds had been brutally tortured. America’s reputation in the Muslim world was ruined.

US military casualties to date are approximately 20,000 killed, wounded, maimed, and disabled. Iraqi civilian casualties number in the tens of thousands.

The war cost was $300 billion–every dollar borrowed from foreigners. Economic and budgetary experts had calculated that the ultimate cost of Bush’s Iraq war in terms of long-term care for veterans, interest on borrowed money, and resources diverted from productive uses will be between $1 trillion and $2 trillion.

The brutal truth is that America has destroyed a country and created political chaos for no reason whatsoever. What was being achieved for this enormous sacrifice? I wonder!
The conditon of Iraq before the American invasion

The truth was that Bush invaded a weak defenseless country. That was not an act of bravery as he falsely claimed, but an act of cowardice.

Iraq was put under sanction from 1991 to 2002. Sanctions had been put in place by mainly western countries acting through the United Nations Security Council. What they did was put strict and sometimes devastating limit on supplies to Iraq including, for example, chemicals necessary for water purification. These caused many thousands of deaths and a terrible weakening of the general population.

Alongside the sanctions was a little publicized and now forgotten bombing campaign by US and UK forces from 1991 to 2002.

The years of bombing caused enormous damage, loss of life and the destruction of the Iraqi air force. Tony Blair, and George Bush, sought to portray Iraq to the world as an enormous threat, but it didn’t even have an air force.

Saddam Hussein was capable of utter ruthlessness and brutality. Yet, extraordinarily, he had another side to his character. He did a great deal to further the well-being of the majority of Iraqi citizens.

At one time Iraq, under Saddam Hussein, had been a prosperous country with an enviable free National Health Service and an outstanding national education system – free up to and including university level.

But by 2003, the punitive sanctions and eleven years of bombing, Iraq was a weak, impoverished, and almost defenseless country –   an easy victim of an aggressive superpower.

The condition of Iraq before the war was pitiable. After two major wars and a dozen years of economic sanctions, the economy was in shambles, the country remained saddled with a ponderous debt that vastly exceeded its annual gross domestic product, and oil production—the country’s single greatest source of revenue—was badly hobbled.

Since the 1991 Gulf War, a combination of the effects of war, sanctions, deteriorating health care provisions, contaminated water, military actions, etc. have contributed to a humanitarian disaster in Iraq, further exacerbated by military strikes, such as those in 1998. Even the Secretary General of the UN, Koffi Annan had politely expressed his disappointment.

The Iraqi population’s economic and social rights had been seriously infringed by the impact of a prolonged embargo; much of the burden caused by the embargo fell on the civilian population.

The immediate consequence of eight years of sanctions has been a dramatic fall in living standards, the collapse of the infrastructure, and a serious decline in the availability of public services. The economic disruption has already led to heightened levels of crime, corruption and violence. Competition for increasingly scarce resources has allowed the Iraqi state to use clan and sectarian rivalries to maintain its control, further fragmenting Iraqi society.

Since the 1998 Iraq had been constantly bombed, with the killing of civilians as well. However, this was rarely reported in the US mainstream media apart from the larger bombing campaigns.

In addition, As UNICEF and other United Nations bodies and officials have reported, the sanctions (which the U.S. and U.K., primarily, refused to have lifted), added to the death toll since 1991 and was estimated to be close to 1 million deaths up to 1998 with mass starvations and Up to half of these are said to have been children. In any case, the sanctions have been criticized for targeting Iraqi people and not Saddam Hussein’s regime.

UNICEF study in 1999 also showed that the child mortality rate in Iraq has increased in government controlled areas of Iraq. The report also says that child deaths have actually doubled in the last ten years.

The U.S. sanctions have also been used to destroy Iraq’s water supply.

The impacts of the UN policies largely pressured by the U.S. and U.K. had a considerable portion of the blame. Denis Halliday was coordinator of humanitarian relief to Iraq and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, one of the top most officials. He resigned in 1998, after 34 years with the UN. As John Pilger comments. His was the first public expression of an unprecedented rebellion within the UN bureaucracy. “I am resigning, [as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations]” he [Denis Halliday] wrote, “Because the policy of economic sanctions is totally bankrupt. We are in the process of destroying an entire society. It is as simple and terrifying as that … Five thousand children are dying every month … I don’t want to administer a program that results in figures like these.”

Halliday said: “I had been instructed to implement a policy that satisfies the definition of genocide: a deliberate policy that has effectively killed well over a million individuals, children and adults. We all know that the regime, Saddam Hussein, is not paying the price for economic sanctions; on the contrary, he has been strengthened by them. It is the little people who are losing their children or their parents for lack of untreated water. What is clear is that the Security Council is now out of control, for its actions here undermine its own Charter, and the Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention. History will slaughter those responsible.”

Western military experts generally estimated that in early 2003, Iraq’s armed forces were down to about 40% of their 1991 Gulf War levels, when they fielded some 1 million troops. International sanctions had kept Iraq from maintaining or modernizing outdated weapons and equipment, and Iraqi soldiers lacked training in modern techniques of war.

In a surprise, major battles with the Republican Guard and Special Republican Guard never fully materialized. After days of punishing air strikes, the elite units protecting the outskirts of Baghdad were dispersed and beaten back easily by U.S. forces. Challenging resistance, on the other hand, came from fighting the un-uniformed militias and paramilitaries, such as the Fedayeen Saddam.

This was the condition of Iraq before the American invasion; Iraq was a failed state –  a weak and almost defenseless country.

Yet, George W. Bush claimed that he bravely conquered the evil nation with unmatched bravery. His troops were like lions fighting courageously the forces of evil; when his troops however, drove into the heart of Iraq they met little resistance. Most of the Iraqi military was quickly defeated and Baghdad was occupied on 9 April. Other operations occurred against pockets of the Iraqi army, including the capture and occupation of Kirkuk on 10 April, and the attack and capture of Tikrit on 15 April.

The US army’s initial assault on Iraq was meant to be a show of superior intelligence and overwhelming force. But the reality on the ground was very different, writes documentary maker Richard Sanders. “But there was a problem – the lack of an enemy. There was desultory Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) and small arms fire from the north side of the river on the evening of April 6 and by nightfall this had petered out entirely. The following morning it seemed clear to the press – many of them hardened war correspondents far more experienced in combat than the young Marines – that the north bank had been deserted.”

Although the U.S. military withdrew from Iraq, it’s not over for the millions of Iraqis who still lack access to clean water and reliable electricity. There Iraqis are living as refugees, or dealing with trauma-related disorders.

Eleven years after the U.S. invasion, Iraq remains steeped in violence, with militant extremists gaining ground, civil war hanging in the balance and no clear resolution to the chaos.

To go further in his deceit, George Bush pictured his invasion to Iraq as heroic. His troops made acts of valor, courage and bravery. The troops battled with a fierce evil enemy and were able to defeat it. Bush celebrated his victory in a showy theatrical manner. He made a dramatic deck landing on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in a navy Viking jet warplane which he piloted himself part of the way.

From the deck of a US aircraft carrier off the California coast, President George W Bush declared that major combat in Iraq was over and called the six-week war “one victory” in the campaign against terror. He added: “In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country.”

Bush didn’t mention that the US death toll in Iraq was climbing, the level of desertion was rising, and crippling illnesses like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder afflicting soldiers were common.

Exposure to combat had resulted in increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, substance abuse, functional impairment in social and employment settings, and the increased use of health care services. A recent study showed that 17% of soldiers and Marines who returned from Iraq screened positive for PTSD, generalized anxiety, or depression, a prevalence nearly twice that observed among soldiers surveyed before deployment.

Two years after declaring “mission accomplished” in Iraq President Bush insisted: “If we were not fighting and destroying the enemy in Iraq, they would not be idle. They would be plotting and killing Americans across the world and within our borders. By fighting these terrorists in Iraq, Americans in uniform are defeating a direct threat to the American people.”

Blair has also maintained that the Iraq war has not been responsible for Muslim fundamentalist attacks such as the 7/7 London bombings which killed 52 people. “Iraq, the region and the wider world is a safer place without Saddam [Hussein],” Mr Blair declared in July 2004.

Bush and Blair’s war on terror was the leading cause of terrorism. A new report shows that the U.S. has made the world more dangerous — not just for Americans, but for everyone. Innocent people across the world are now paying the price of the “Iraq effect,” with the loss of hundreds of lives directly linked to the invasion and occupation by American and British forces.

An authoritative U.S. study of terrorist attacks after the invasion in 2003 contradicts the repeated denials of George Bush and Tony Blair that the war is not to blame for an upsurge in fundamentalist violence worldwide. The research is said to be the first to attempt to measure the “Iraq effect” on global terrorism.

Iraq was the catalyst for a ferocious fundamentalist backlash, according to the study, which says that the number of those killed by Islamists within Iraq rose from seven to 3,122. Afghanistan, invaded by US and British forces in direct response to the September 11 attacks, saw a rise from very few before 2003 to 802 since then. In the Chechen conflict, the toll rose from 234 to 497. In the Kashmir region, as well as India and Pakistan, the total rose from 182 to 489, and in Europe from none to 297.

The new study, by Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank, argues that, on the contrary, “the Iraq conflict has greatly increased the spread of al-Qa’ida ideological virus, as shown by a rising number of terrorist attacks in the past three years from London to Kabul, and from Madrid to the Red Sea.

13 Years after the Invasion, America and Britain destroyed Iraq but their war crimes remained unacknowledged and unpunished. The evil unleashed on the people of Iraq has been painstakingly obscured behind a tapestry of lies.

The Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released recently a landmark study concluding that the death toll from 10 years of the “War on Terror” since the 9/11 attacks is at least 1.3 million, and could be as high as 2 million.

War and occupation directly and indirectly claimed the lives of about a half-million Iraqis from 2003 to 2011, according to a groundbreaking survey of 1,960 Iraqi households.

The survey responses point to around 405,000 deaths attributable to the war and occupation in Iraq from 2003 to 2011. At least another 56,000 deaths should be added to that total from households forced to flee Iraq, the study author’s estimate. More than 60 percent of the excess deaths of men, women, and children reported from 2003 to 2011 were the direct result of shootings, bombings, airstrikes, or other violence, according to the study. The rest came indirectly, from stress-related heart attacks or ruined sanitation and hospitals (4).

It is really ironic to see that Bush had nothing to say when asked about the damage he inflicted to Iraq but the silly void words: “I still believe that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power.”

As if he went to Iraq to remove only Saddam from power! But how about the 165,000 souls he killed of whom 79% were children and innocent civilians? Is the world better off without them too?

It is also a big shame to see Tony Blair deliberately humiliating himself before the people after the appearance of the Chilcot report. He was near to tears and his voice cracked with emotions when he said: “I express more sorrow, regret and apology than you can ever know or believe.”

Blair described his choice to join the US in military action as the “hardest, most momentous, most agonizing decision” of his life.

Blair said he had wanted to set the Iraqi people free and secure them from the “evil” of Saddam Hussein, but instead they had become victims of sectarian violence. He forgot that he was dying to join the war with Bush, and that he announced months before the war: “I am with you whatever.” He forgot that he ignored more peaceful options and relied on flawed intelligence to find excuses to go to war with Bush. He forgot that he made a public case for war based on false and exaggerated statements. He forgot that the Brits – his own people – called him ‘Bush’s lap dog’.

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn apologized on behalf of the party. He apologized to Iraqis, British soldiers and to “the millions of British citizens who felt that their democracy was traduced and undermined by the way in which the decision to go to war was taken”.

Bush and Blair however, defiantly insisted that the decision they made to invade Iraq was the correct one! Blair said: ““I did it because I thought it was right.”

Is that all there is? Is that all they have to say to the world to justify their heinous crime? Because of their ignorance and also arrogance, they didn’t realize the weight of their crime. It is a crime that killed millions of innocent lives, ruined a whole nation and imbalanced the divine law of nature.

Blair and Bush think they can fool the world by the lies they spew from their mouths to conceal the truth, but God is ever on the watch, He pays off the equivalent. And even though His punishment is delayed, it is not to be supposed that He does not see all things. His punishment of evildoers is a form of justice to the weak and the righteous whom they oppressed.

Hypocrisy is the general category of deception. Blair and  Bush’s hypocrisy is unmatched. They have not surrendered themselves to God but succumbed to worldly interests. Opportunism is their real religion

The Prophet of Islam said:

The signs of the hypocrite are three: when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks his promise and when he is entrusted he betrays the trust.” (Bukhari and Muslim).

Bush and Blair possessed all these signs of hypocrisy. They lied to the world; they made promises and broke them; they were entrusted to judge in equity between people, but instead, they vanquished and killed them.

Bush and Blair spring from one another and complement one another. They enjoin what is evil and forbid what is just and right. They fail to recall God to mind and by consequence God has forgotten them. The hypocrites are faithless, perverse, and morally depraved. God has promised the hypocrites the Fire of Hell wherein they will abide forever. Hell claims them as her own. God has cursed them and they shall suffer the torment which is laid upon the damned.

Allah says about them in the Koran:

The hypocrites, the men and the women, are as one another; they bid to dishonor, and forbid honor; they keep their hands shut; they have forgotten God, and He has forgotten them. The hypocrites – they are the ungodly. God has promised the hypocrites, men and women, and the unbelievers, the Fire of Hell, therein to dwell forever. That is enough for them; a lasting chastisement (9: 67, 68).

The hypocrites are destined to the abode in the deep bottomless abyss of Hell, and never shall they find anyone who can afford them help.

God has mentioned the abode of the hypocrites in the Koran.

The hypocrites shall surely be in the lowest depth of the Fire; and you will find no helper for them (4: 145).

Bush and Blair do not like the progress of truth. In spite of outward righteousness, they are forgetful of God and the Hereafter, as if God and the Hereafter have no value for them. Such people are never safe from God’s wrath. They will be cursed in the world and punished in the Hereafter. They will be deprived of God’s grace in the world as well as in the Hereafter.

Bush and Blair had been entrusted to rule in justice but they betrayed the trust and spread mischief in the land.

The Prophet of Islam said:

“There are seven categories of people whom God will shelter under His shade on the Day when there will be no shade except His.  [One is] the just leader.”(Saheeh Muslim).

God spoke to His Messenger in this manner:

“O My slaves, I have forbidden injustice for Myself and forbade it also for you.  So avoid being unjust to one another.” (Saheeh Muslim).

Allah said in the Koran:

“We sent Our Messengers with clear signs and sent down with them the Book and the Measure in order to establish justice among the people…” (57:25).

Bush and Blair instead of ruling with justice, they tyrannized over Iraq and Afghanistan and doubled their guilt by fraud and deception. They thought they can deceive the people, but they deceived none but themselves. They thought they can deceive God, but God is ever on the watch.

Saddam is not the only person who lived in Iraq. Bush and Blair acted as if only Saddam lived there. Yes, Saddam is a cruel dictator who does not allow freedom of speech and has executed hundreds of his political opponents, but that number pales compared to the million or more Bush and Blair had killed through invasion. Admittedly, Saddam is a brutal and cruel dictator, but Bush and Blair killed an entire generation, ruined bodies and souls, and destroyed a whole civilization.

Because of U.S. power and the longstanding racist arrogance of its leaders, they have never felt that laws apply to themselves – they only apply to others.

U.S. Leaders commit war crimes as a matter of institutional necessity, as their imperial role calls for keeping subordinate peoples in their proper place and assuring a “favorable climate of investment” everywhere. War crimes also come easily because U.S. Leaders consider themselves to be the vehicles of a higher morality and truth and can operate in violation of law without cost. It is also immensely helpful that their mainstream media agree that their country is above the law and will support and rationalize each and every venture and the commission of war crimes.

How it could possibly be that Bush and Blair did not realize the size of the crime they committed? Let’s refresh their minds with the crimes they committed:

  • Loss of human life

The casualties of war are first and foremost measured in the loss of human life. Since March 20, 2015, nearly 16,000 civilians have lost their lives in Iraq. This may be compared to 4,622 in 2012, 9,851 in 2013 and 20,030 in 2014.

As mentioned above, the Iraq Body Count brought the total civilian death toll to more than 174,000, with the total violent deaths including combatants up to 242,000 (5).

As Islam teaches, he who allows himself to shed the blood of a believer, is like he who allows shedding the blood of all people, because he contravenes the law of respect for human life upon which the lives of all human beings depend. Similarly, He who forbids shedding the blood of one believer, is like he who forbids shedding the blood of all people, because he is protecting the principle of respect for life of all human beings, which holds that nobody has the right to raise his hand to another.

In other words, he who kills a believing soul intentionally, Allah makes the Fire of Hell his abode. God will become angry with him, and will curse him, and has prepared a tremendous punishment for him, equal to if he had killed all people, and his punishment will still be the same.

Allah says in His noble Koran:

Therefore We prescribed for the Children of Israel that whoso slays a soul not to retaliate for a soul slain, nor for corruption done in the land, shall be as if he had slain mankind altogether; and whoso gives life to a soul, shall be as if he has given life to mankind altogether. Our Messengers have already come to them with the clear signs; then many of them thereafter commit excesses in the earth (5: 32).

God also says in His Holy Book:

And slay not the soul God has forbidden, except by right (17: 33).

Bush and Blair killed not just one person, but hundreds of thousands who call upon their Lord at morning and evening desiring His countenance.

God ascribed unto Himself mercy as an attribute to him so as to give people a chance to repent before the Day of Resurrection when He shall gather all people to His August presence. There and then shall the evildoers realize that they were born to be losers.

The Koran says:

He has prescribed for Himself mercy (6: 12).

Yet Bush and Blair showed no mercy to the Iraqis and made them taste all forms of agony, vanquish, persecution, torture, vagabondage and disperse.

Blair claims that he is a good Christian, and Bush claims he was born again and that God talks to him! Evil is that to which their faith enjoins them if truly they represent themselves as people of faith.

The Iraqis were Allah’s worshippers, were submitters to Allah, striving to do good deeds, hoping to gain the pleasure of their Lord and win Paradise, but Bush and Blair killed them!

I wonder: Who is going to pay for all this? The murderers of course.

  • Humanitarian crisis

On the level of humanitarian crisis, with close to 4 million displaced people in and outside of Iraq, an average of about 100 people killed daily, and a third of the population living in poverty, Iraq ‘s humanitarian emergency has reached a crisis level that compares with some of the world’s most urgent catastrophes.

  • Economic crisis

Since the 2003 invasion, the US has engineered policies to disband various state-owned factories and enterprises. The destruction of Iraq’s economy has pushed unemployment levels as high as 60 percent.

  • In several studies, estimates of Iraq war damages sustained by the United States have ranged around $1-$3 trillion. In this current study, measure of war damages sustained by the people and country of Iraq is estimated at $394.4 billion. This figure consists of 66,081 individuals who lost their lives. The present value of their work life earnings and pain and suffering of their heirs amounted to $14.2 billion. Moreover 176,382 individuals sustained injuries ranging from 100% disability to 25% disability incurring monetary damages for medical care and loss of earnings in the amount of $6.0 billion. The war caused 1.9 million individual Iraqi’s to emigrate outside of Iraq leaving the war behind including their jobs and property sustaining $30.8 billion of damages. Another 2.65 million Iraqis migrated internally from violent regions to less violent regions in Iraq who sustained damages of $33.9 billion. The economy of Iraq lost 27 years of economic progress. The decline in lost Iraqi GDP caused by the war is estimated at $309.5 billion (6).
  • Destruction of cultural heritage

The war in Iraq destroyed its cultural heritage. During the war and occupation, the Coalition has failed to protect Iraq’s incomparable cultural heritage, exposing it to looters and art thieves. The National Library and the National Museum, along with many other important cultural institutions, were badly damaged and looted in the early days of the occupation.

  • Corruption of land after it has been set right

God has created the universe running quite perfectly and in a well-organized manner. It has no defect in it anywhere. Everything on earth is extremely well-balanced. It is this balance, which has made the earth habitable to human beings and subservient to them so they can transverse its regions and eat its provisions. Should the slightest disturbance ever occur in this balance, man’s life will be destroyed.

God created not the heavens and the earth for mere play. He created them in truth, justice and mercy for an appointed term. Allah has showered his servants with His blessings – rain, crops, wealth and manpower, flourishing gardens, and perennial streams.

God says:

Allah is He Who raised up the heavens without any pillars that you can see. Then He settled Himself on the Throne, and constrained the sun and the moon to serve you; each planet pursues its course during an appointed term. He regulates it all and expounds the Signs, that you may have firm belief in the meeting with your Lord. He it is Who spread out the earth and made therein firmly fixed mountains and rivers, and of fruits of every kind He has made pairs. He causes the night to cover the day. In all this, verily, are signs for people who reflect (13: 3, 4).

We also read in the Koran:

Your Lord is God, Who created the heavens and Earth in six days. He then mounted the Throne, covering day with night, which pursues it urgently—and the sun, moon, and stars subservient, by His command. Verily, His are the creation and the command. Blessed be God, the Lord of all being. Call on your lord, humbly and secretly. He loves not transgressors. Do not spread corruption in the earth after it has been set in order. Call upon Him in awe and eagerly. Surely the grace of God is nigh to the good-doers. It is He Who loses the winds, bearing good tidings before His grace, till, when they are charged with heavy clouds, We drive it to a dead land and use it to send down water and bring forth all fruits [from the soil]. Even so, We shall bring forth the dead. Hopefully you will remember. And the good land’s vegetation comes forth by the leave of its Lord, and the corrupt [land’s vegetation] comes forth but scantily. Even so We turn about signs for a people who are thankful (7:54-58)

These verses apparently discuss natural phenomena yet mention the Resurrection and prayer’s importance. Corruption in the land is forbidden, and we are told that God commands everything and has no partners either in creation or command. Thus the main principles of faith (belief in God’s Oneness and the Resurrection) are emphasized while we are reminded of our function or duty: As God’s vicegerent, we are to pray, establish justice, avoid corrupting and transgressing the Divine law, and preserving the environment from damage.

The whole earth has been created pure and clean in order for man to acknowledge God through His creation and serve Him as the One and Only God of the whole universe.

Allah says in the Koran:

“And I did not create the jinn and humankind except to worship Me.”  (51: 56-58).

Islam preserves an integral view of the universe and sees the flow of Divine grace in the arteries of the cosmic and natural order. As we seek to transcend nature from its very bosom, nature can be an aid in this process, provided that we learn to contemplate it as a mirror reflecting a higher reality:

In the creation of the heavens and Earth and in the alternation of night and day there are signs for people with minds, who remember God and mention His name, standing and sitting and on their sides, and reflect upon the creation of the heavens and earth: “Our Lord, You have not created this for vanity. Glory be to You! Guard us against the chastisement of the Fire. (3:190-91).

Thus revelation is inseparable from the cosmic revelation, which is also a book of God.

Insolent impiety consists not only in humiliating religion, even more vital is the defiance of the laws of nature which God has made for His servants.

Bush and Blair should have realized that God is the Creator of the world, and that they were His trustees on earth. They should have respected His creation and preserved His pure nature from any damage. They however, corrupted the land after it has been set right. They deliberately disturbed equilibrium and caused destruction to the Iraqi environment.

The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan have had a serious impact on the natural environments of these countries. Military vehicles consume petroleum-based fuels at an extremely high rate, with the vehicles used in the war zones having produced many hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, and sulfur dioxide in addition to CO2. Air pollution from military vehicles and weaponry has adversely affected public health among civilians in the war zones and US service members.

Heavy military vehicles have raised more dust than usual, particularly in Iraq and Kuwait, and service members’ exposures to inhaled toxins from that dust have correlated with respiratory disorders that often prevent them from continuing to serve and performing everyday activities such as exercise.

The water supply in the war zones has been contaminated by oil from military vehicles and depleted uranium from ammunition. Along with the degradation of the natural resources in these countries and a radical destruction of forest cover, the animal and bird populations have also been adversely affected.

Iraqi medical doctors and health researchers have called for more research on war-related environmental pollution as a potential contributor to the country’s poor health conditions and high rates of infections and diseases.
In 1991, new weapons were used for the first time by the American and British troops in Iraq. These weapons proved to have high destructive capability against armored machinery and tanks. Later, there were many signs of being a weapon to destroy the human beings, animals and plants, which raised huge controversy and sharp criticism among scientists, doctors and environmentalists. Despite the opacity and deception, many of the secrets of depleted uranium ammunition were exposed, and confirmed the seriousness of use and serious repercussions on the environment and public health, which stepped up the international campaign against its manufacturing and use. However, the brilliant military success and profits of the military industry tempted the Pentagon and NATO to continue production and use of these weapons. Despite the high human and environment risks DU was used in various conflicts like Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia, Afghanistan, Gaza, Lebanon and recently in Libya. It is noteworthy to mention that the public and even some scientists, researchers and news media are ignorant of the effects and risks of the use of DU in military operations. This raises the point that there should be a large campaign to raise public awareness to prevent the risk of DU weapons.

  • They spread mischief in the land

God prohibited doing mischief and corruption in the land. Bush and Blair however, lied to the world that they had a mission of peace in Iraq, when they had not even a true perception of right and wrong. They gave a deaf ear to the counselors and by their blind arrogance and love of vainglory they depressed the good and encouraged the evil.

God says about them in the Koran:

“When it is said to them, ‘Do not make corruption in the land’, they say, ‘We are only ones that put things right.’ (2: 11).

The Prophet said that in a Hadith Qudsi (God’s words expressed in Muhammad’s words) that God said:

O My servants, I have made oppression unlawful for Me and unlawful for you, so do not commit oppression against one another… O My servants, these deeds of yours which I am recording for you I shall reward you for them, so he who finds good should praise Allah and he who finds other than that should not blame anyone but himself. [Muslim].

They drove people from their homeland and made them refugees without shelter or protection. Surely their expulsion was unlawful.

These evildoers shall be rewarded with disgrace in the world and with a severe punishment in the Day of Resurrection. God is never unaware of the corruption they spread in His universe. Such are they who buy the life of this world at the price of the Hereafter. Their punishment shall not be lightened for them, nor shall they be helped.

In their war Bush and Blair transgressed all limits. They killed women, children, molested old and infirm men, burned houses, trees and crops, nor peace withheld when the Iraqis came to term.

God has chosen humans to be His successors on earth, ruling it according to His Law and on His behalf. God’s mandate to make humans His successors on earth is a great honor to them, but it is a grave responsibility at the same time. The rulers must be just and righteous and live up to God’s expectations. Allah has ordained that the rulers succeed Him in implementing His rules. God’s trust in his human creation to be His representatives on earth was based on His knowledge of them as capable to receive His trust. Among the characteristics that made humans trustworthy of God’s mandate for them to be His successors were their ability to learn, to choose, and to build.

But Bush and Blair betrayed the trust, and instead of building and developing, they destroyed, and killed, thus spreading mischief in the land. They oppressed people, and ruined the planet they have been entrusted to care about. God hates the spread of mischief and oppression in His earthly kingdom. God means no injustice to any of His creatures. He never wishes injustice to His servants.

The Lord said in His last divine Book to the world:

“And Allah wills no injustice for His slaves” (40: 31).

“…and Allah wills no injustice to the world” (3: 108).

Allah has 99 beautiful names in the Koran, one of his beautiful names is “Al-Salam” meaning in Arabic “peace – the source of peace and safety”.

The Koran says:

He is Allah, the only Lord, He is the King; the Holy One; the peace, the Granter of security, the Guardian over all; the Mighty One; the Compeller; the Sublime; Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him (59: 23).

When Allah described himself in the Koran by “peace”, He meant that he is the One who is the source of peace, wholeness and safety. The One who has rendered all of creation to be perfect, whole, prosperous and content. The One whose creation is free of imperfections, free of faults and free of error.

Paradise in the Koran is also called Dâr Alsalam, meaning the Home of Peace. It is free of all grief, death, worries, tensions, fatigues, enmities, hatred, and it is a place of safety.

The Koran says”

Allah calls to the Home of Peace and guided whom He wills to the straight path (10: 25).

Allah is peace and loves peace. He bestows upon His servants peaceful security and safety. He commanded the believers to enter into peace, and live peacefully with each other.

O believer, enter the peace, all of you, and follow not the steps of Satan; for he is your sworn enemy (2: 208).

Bush an Blair killed all this. They killed peace, security, safety and prosperity. They destroyed property and ruined a nation. They killed men, women, boys, girls, babies and the elderly. Their hands are stained with the blood of the innocents; a curse that will follow them until they die, and in the Hereafter, a terrible chastisement awaits them.

Killing is a heinous and irreversible crime. One who deliberately kills another brings down upon himself the wrath of God, who, leaving no scope for atonement will curse him into Hell Fire.

And what about the punishment of deliberate killing in the Hereafter? If anyone kills a believer deliberately, his reward shall be eternal Hell. God will condemn him and reject him, and prepare for him a terrible punishment.

The Koran says:

And whoso slays a believer willfully, his recompense is Hell, therein dwelling forever, and God will be wroth with him and will curse him, and prepare for him a mighty chastisement (4: 93).

This eternal punishment in Hell is for one killing, so how about the killing of millions? The punishment will be the punishment of eternity, and it will last as long as the heavens and earth last.

Was it Saddam Hussein that Bush and Blair were really after – or their real target was the religion of Islam and Muslims in their home lands? What was the offence of the Iraqi people who had been killed in millions? Bush and Blair killed millions in cold blood because they thought they owned the universe, they thought they were the Lord of creation. Bush’s dotage took him to believe that God talks to him and has commanded him to kill the forces of evil in Iraq. So he went to Iraq and killed millions without restriction. And Blair – his poodle – followed him blindly just to please him.

Allah had given them power and mastery over the land in order that they judge in truth and justice between people, but they followed their vain desire and transgressed in the land, thus deserving Allah’s punishment.

Who is going to be responsible for this huge death toll? Have they forgotten that the day will come when they will stand before the Thrown for the final reckoning? Do they think that their lies will save them from God?

In their transgression they thought that the dominion of the heavens and the earth is theirs? Nay but they have not tasted Allah’s torment.

The most important events that will happen on the Day of Judgement are when we will be held accountable for our deeds and when we will be questioned by our Lord. There are many Koranic verses and narrations of the Prophet that tell us about the Day of Reckoning so that the people can prepare themselves for that momentous Day.

Allah says in the Koran:

“Draws near for mankind their reckoning, while they turn away in heedlessness.” (21: 1).

Allah also says:

“Verily, to Us will be their return: -Then verily, for Us will be their Reckoning.” (88: 25, 26).

And He says:

“So We shall question those unto whom a Message was sent, and We shall question the Envoys, and We shall relate to them with knowledge; assuredly We were not absent.” (7: 6, 7).

The people whom Bush and Blair oppressed and vanquished are surely cursing them. They are now sick, poor and homeless. They have none but God to protect them from the tyranny of the oppressors. Bush and Blair’s injustice incurred God’s curse over their heads, the angels and the oppressed will continue to curse them until the Day of Doom.

The Prophet said:

“Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.” (Volume 3, Book 43, Number 628: Sahih Bukhari).

The abode of the Hereafter is reserved for those who seek neither self-aggrandizement on the earth or corruption. It is reserved for the pious and the righteous who believe in the One true God and do good deeds.

We grant the Home in the Hereafter to those who do not seek superiority on earth or spread corruption: the happy ending is awarded to those who are mindful of God (28: 83).

They thought they own the universe, so they destroyed nations, nature and environments. They forgot that the kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs to God alone, it is not for any being to destroy it, but only its Creator. They spread mischief in the land, but alas at what cost! If only they could see when they face the punishment- that all power belongs to God, and that God is severe in punishment.

  • They both lied to the people

God has enjoined truthfulness and honesty, and He has forbidden lies and concealment with regard to matters which should be known and revealed to people. God informed us that in the Hereafter, people would benefit only from their truthfulness.

God says in the Koran:

‘O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah as just witnesses; and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety’ (5: 8).

Lying is a sin classified among the Greater sins. The Prophet said: “Beware, I inform you regarding the greatest of the mortal sins: associating anything with Allah, disobeying parents and lying!”

The Prophet has also said: “All the evils have been locked in a room and its key is lying.”

There is no calamity exceeding lying, which is a disease leading to the corruption of the soul. Lying opposes faith. Lying and believing can never coexist.

The Prophet of Islam said:

Truth leads to piety and piety leads to Paradise. A man keeps on telling truth till he is recorded as a truthful person. Lying leads to falsehood, falsehood leads to the Hellfire. A man keeps on lying till he is recorded as a liar. [Agreed upon].

The Prophet also said:

“Whosoever possesses these four characteristics is a sheer hypocrite and anyone who possesses one of them possesses a characteristic of hypocrisy till he gives it up: when he makes a covenant he acts treacherously; when he talks he lies; when he makes a promise he breaks it; and when he quarrels he deviates from the Truth.” [Agreed upon].

Lying is the base of falsehood. The Prophet said:” lying leads to falsehood and falsehood leads to the hellfire.” [Agreed upon].

The essence of all hearts deeds is honesty. The essence of showing off, pride, arrogance, boasting, ingratitude, weakness, laziness, cowardice, oppression, tyranny humiliation and other bad traits is lying. Every explicit or implicit good act originates from honesty. Every explicit or implicit corrupt act originates from lying.

The liar is accursed. Lying calls for divine curse and invites the anger of God. God says in His Noble Book the Koran:

“…and let us pray earnestly and invoke the curse of God on the liars (3: 61).

And also:

“… the curse of Allah be on him if he is telling a lie.” (24:8).

The angels curse the liars. The Prophet of Islam is quoted to have said:

“When a believer utters a lie without a valid excuse, he is cursed by seventy thousand angels. Such a stench emanates from his heart that it reaches the sky and because of this single lie Allah writes for him a sin equivalent to that of committing seventy fornications. Such fornications that the least of which is fornication with one’s mother.”

Undoubtedly, lying is the worst of sins. It is obvious that the evils of lying are more dreadful than those of adultery. Some false words lead to war between nations or between sections of the society. Some lies blight the honor of thousands of people or endanger their lives, or lead to economic disasters. Often due to lying, innocent people are sent to the gallows and their families destroyed.

The lies of Bush and Blair led to a terrible war in Iraq and killed and displaced millions of innocent people.

The liar is not a believer. One who is a believer never speaks a lie.

God says in the Koran:

“Only they forge the lie who do not believe in God’s revelations: they are the liars” (16:l05).

God also says:

“God does not guide any ungrateful liar.” (39:3).

The combined forces of evil, though they may have worldly appearances in their favor, and though they may seem to be successful for a time, cannot stand against God. He has but to command His forces of punishment to exert themselves, and they will subdue evil without delay.

The liars are destined to have a terrible fate. On the Day of Resurrection they will be dragged by the forelock to hell fire. The forelock is on the forehead, and is thus symbolical of the summit and crown of the man’s power and dignity. To be dragged by it is to suffer the lowest dregs of humiliation.

The Koran says:

We will drag him by the forelock – a lying, sinful forelock. So let him call his concourse! We shall call the guards of Hell.” (96: 15-18).

A liar is inflicted with several kinds of punishments. The Prophet said while describing the spectacle of Miraj (Ascension):

“I saw a man, who lay flat on his back while an angel mounted his head. The angel who was standing upon the head had a pointed iron rod. He repeatedly injured the sleeping person. The face of the victim was shattered up to the neck. But when the rod was lifted the head returned to its original form. Again the rod was hit on the face and the man suffered the same retribution.”

The Holy Prophet inquired, “Why is this man punished?”

He was told, “This is a man who left his home in the morning and uttered a lie that caused harm to the people. So he shall be punished in this manner (after death) till the Day of Resurrection.”

The worst kind of falsehood is what one utters against God the All- Mighty.

Allah says in the Koran:

“And, for what your tongues describe, do not utter the lie, (saying) this is lawful and this is unlawful, in order to forge a lie against Allah; surely those who forge a lie against Allah shall not prosper. A little enjoyment and they shall have a painful punishment.” (16:116-117).

Bush and Blair forgot that God knows that is in their hearts, whether they conceal it or reveal it. He knows everything that the heavens and earth contain; God has power over all things. They should have feared God because to Him they shall return.

Allah says in the Koran:

“Man does not utter any word except that with him is an observer prepared [to record].” (50: 18).

Not even an atom’s weight escapes your Lord on the earth or in the heaven, nor is there anything smaller or bigger than that, except that it is on record in a Clear Book (10: 61).

He has the keys to the realm of unseen (that lies beyond the reach of human perception); none knows them but He. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea; there is not a leaf which falls that He does not know about and there is not a grain in the darkness of the earth or anything green or dry which has not been recorded in a Clear Book. He recalls your souls by night, and knows what you do by day; and then He raises you back each day in order that the term appointed by Him is fulfilled. Then to Him you will return whereupon He will let you know what you have been doing (6: 59, 60).

All that is hidden in the heavens and the earth lies within the power of Allah. To Him are all matters referred for judgement. So do serve Him, and place in Him all your trust. Your Lord is not heedless of what you do (11: 123).

Bush and Blair concealed the evidences and let their evil desires swerve them from equity and justice. They conferred in private in support of transgression and betrayal. Conspiracy for evil purposes is the work of Satan. They sold their wretched souls for a small price – vainglory. How evil was that their selling! They were laden with anger upon anger. Woe to every guilty imposter, because of the chastisement of a painful day.

 

On the Day of Resurrection they will bear witness against themselves that they were liars. God bears witness that they are a liars, and God suffices as a witness.

  • They waged war against Islam as a religion

Since the early 1980s, Washington has covertly supported the most conservative and fundamentalist factions of Islam, largely with a view to weakening secular, nationalist and progressive movements in the Middle East and Central Asia. Known and documented, the fundamentalist Wahhabi and Salafi missions from Saudi Arabia, dispatched not only to Afghanistan but also to the Balkans and to the Muslim republics of the former Soviet republics were covertly supported by US intelligence. What is often referred to as “Political Islam” is in large part a creation of the US intelligence apparatus (with the support of Britain’s MI6 and Israel’s Mossad).

US military dogma and war propaganda under the Bush administration were predicated on combating Islam and targeting Muslims. Although George Bush declared: “We are not at war against Islam”, what he did in Iraq and Afghanistan was a clear war against Islam and the Muslim countries.

In the wake of 9/11, the Muslim community in most Western countries was markedly on the defensive.  The “Good Muslim” “Bad Muslim” divide was broadly accepted. In America, the Muslim community as a whole was being targeted. Islam was described as a “religion of war”.

Muslims were increasingly the object of routine discrimination and ethnic profiling. They were considered a potential threat to national security.

In turn, Al Qaeda was described as a powerful multinational terrorist organization (possessing WMDs) with subsidiaries (covertly supported by US and allied intelligence agencies) in a number of Muslim countries.

Under Bush rule, a war of religion unfolded, with a view to justifying a global military crusade. In the inner consciousness of many Americans, the “holy crusade” against Muslims is justified. While President Bush upheld freedom of religion, he prepared the ground for institutionalizing

patterns of discrimination, prejudice and xenophobia directed against Muslims. Ethnic profiling applied to travel, the job market, access to education and social services and more generally to social status and mobility.

Bush established an inquisitorial doctrine based on lies and fabrications. Because these lies emanate from the highest political authority and were part of a widely held consensus, they remained unchallenged. And those who challenged the inquisitorial order or in any way opposed America’s military or national security agenda were themselves branded as conspiracy theorists or outright terrorists.

Beyond the process of inquisitorial arrests and prosecution, which out dwarfs the Spanish inquisition, an expedient extrajudicial assassination program sanctioned by the White House had been launched. This program allowed US Special Forces to kill American citizens and suspected homegrown terrorists.

The objective was to sustain the illusion that America was under attack, and that Muslims across the land were complicit and supportive of “Islamic terrorism”.

The demonization of Muslims sustained a global military agenda. Under the American inquisition, Washington had a self-proclaimed holy mandate to extirpate Islam and “spread democracy” throughout the world.

What we were dealing with at the time of Bush was an outright and blind acceptance of the structures of power and political authority. America’s holy crusade against the Muslim World was an outright criminal act directed against millions of people. It was a war of economic conquest.

More than 60% of the World’s oil and natural gas reserves lie in Muslim lands. “The Battle for Oil” waged by the US NATO Israel military alliance requires the demonization of the inhabitants of those countries which possess these vast reserves of oil and natural gas (7).

Bush waged war against Islam even though he said the opposite. He left the Christian leaders (Some call them false prophets), the Republicans and the neocons, the Christian Right, the Judeo-Christian coalition and military men to attack Islam without mercy. He allowed them to do such despicable acts under the pretext of freedom of speech. These factions and sects – these gangs – had surely instigated the people without reason against Islam.

Those who challenge Allah and His Messenger will be among those most humiliated.

Allah says about the recompense of His enemies:

Surely those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, those are the most abject. Allah has written, “I shall assuredly be victor, I and My Messengers.” Surely Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty (58: 20, 21).

Those who resist Allah and His Messenger will be humbled to dust, as were those before them. On the Day of Judgment Allah will raise them all up again and show them the truth and meaning of their conduct. Allah has reckoned its value, though they have forgotten it, for Allah is witness to all things.

Surely those who oppose Allah and His Messenger shall be frustrated as those before them were frustrated. Now We have sent down signs, clear signs; and for the unbelievers awaits a humbling chastisement, upon the Day when Allah shall raise them up all together, then He shall tell them what they did, Allah has numbered it, and they have forgotten it. Allah is witness over everything (58: 5, 6).

To oppose God and His Messenger is to oppose the truth. Those who challenge Allah and His Messenger are cursed; they are beset by sin and covered with ignominy as were the like before them. There awaits them a severe punishment in the present world and a condign torture in the Hereafter. All their evil is known to Allah. They can never hide anything from God, nor is it possible for them to elude His grasp.

Indeed, those who oppose Allah and His Messenger are abased as those before them were abased. And We have certainly sent down verses of clear evidence. And for the disbelievers is a humiliating punishment (58: 5).

Enough for them is Hell: in it they will burn, and evil is that destination.

Human life is divided into two parts: today and tomorrow. The present world is a man’s today and the world of the Hereafter is man’s tomorrow. Whatever man does evil in the present world, he has to face the terrible consequences in the Hereafter. It is not just that, but Allah also afflicts the wrongdoers with severe calamities in the present life, coupled with a severe permanent torture in the Hereafter – a blazing fire roaring over their corrupted hearts, covered down upon them, in columns of fire outstretched.

Who would dare launch a war against Allah, the Lord of the universe, His Muslim servants and devotees but every sinful liar! Those who attacked Islam or waged war against it, their evil deeds will appear to them on the Day of Resurrection, and that which they used to mock at will engulf them; and it will be said to them: “You have had the good things of the life of this world, and you enjoyed them. Now this Day you will be requited with humiliating punishment because you were arrogant in the land without right and because you disobeyed your Creator. Today you will not be brought out from the Fire, nor will you be allowed to make amends.

Nations of the world progress and rise until they reach their zenith; but when they are afflicted by Allah’s scourge, as a result of their misdeeds, they are reduced to such a condition that they cannot find any place in the world to which they can run away or in which they can take a refuge.

God says in the Koran:

How many generation, far greater in prowess, have We destroyed before them! They searched the entire land: but could they find a refuge? There is truly a reminder in this for whoever has a heart, whoever listens attentively (50: 36, 37).

Shall Allah treat those who do good works the same as those who spread corruption in the land? Should Allah treat the good as the wicked?

Paradise is granted to those who lived their lives with feelings of benevolence towards others, who have known how to forget their grievances and love others wholeheartedly, who have always spoken of others with respect, who have chosen for others what they desired for themselves, who have always longed in their hearts for the well-being of others and who have rejoiced in seeing others in a state of well-being – such will be the people who will be entitled to take up their abode in the splendid world of Paradise.

These are the characteristics of the people of Paradise. Where are Bush and Blair from these Characteristics?

Bush and Blair should have worked hard to save their wretched souls from Hellfire. The Hellfire is the worst abode, its torment is the most horrific of all, its heat is extreme, its pit is bottomless, and its maces are made of iron. A stone may continue to fall for seventy years before it reaches its depth. Its ways are narrow, it is constantly ablaze, terribly drawing its breath, and its gates are locked. Its scorching columns are outstretched. Its heat is continuously increasing. It is the wrath of the compeller – Al Jabbar – and His punishment. Woe to those who breach Allah’s justice from the Fire.

On the Day of Judgment, Whole nations will be brought to their knees. Those who were unjust to God’s servants will realize the consequences of their actions. They will be dispatched to a shadow of smoke ascending in three columns, which yields no shade or coolness and is of no use against the fierce blaze. The flames of a blazing fire will surround them. They will hear its exhalations and groaning and witness its rage and fury. They will be called on by the angels of the Hellfire, as the Koran says: “So enter the gates of Hell, to abide therein, and indeed, what an evil abode will be for the arrogant” (16: 29). They will be gathered in the Hellfire, with the angels of the punishment crushing them. They will groan in its straits as they tumble downwards. On that day they will be bound together in fetters, their garments will be made of liquid pitch, and their faces will be covered with fire. Their necks will be shackled and they will be dragged by chains, pulled by the forehead and feet, and then thrown into the Hellfire. A burning fluid will be poured onto their heads and it will melt their skins and their stomachs. Their hands will be shackled with iron fetters, and their foreheads, sides, and backs will be burnt. The Koran says to them: “Taste you the touch of Hell.” (54: 48).

They will be made to eat bitter Zaqqum and Dari, which will neither nourish nor satisfy their hunger. They will be made to drink a boiling fluid and a dark, murky, and intensely cold liquid that will burn their faces and tear up their stomachs. The Koran says: “He will sip it unwillingly, and he will find a great difficulty to swallow it down his throat” (14: 17). Therein they will cry: “Our Lord! Bring us out, we shall do righteous good deeds, not (the evil deeds) that we used to do” (Allah will reply): “Did We not give you lives long enough, so that whosoever would receive admonition could receive it? And the warner came to you. So taste you (the evil of your deeds). For the wrong-doers, there is no helper” (35: 37) “ … As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for other skins that they may taste the punishment … ”  (4: 56). They will wish to die, only there will be no way out of the Hellfire, nor will there be an escape. The Koran says: “And they will cry: O Malik let your Lord make an end of us, he will say: Verily you shall abide forever. Indeed We have brought the truth to you, but most of you have a hatred for the truth” (43: 77-78). Their inhalation and exhalation will then be heard even louder when they are deprived of what they desire.

Allah says in the Koran: “They shall have coverings of fire, above them and covering beneath them … ” (39: 16). “ … whenever it abates, We shall increase for them the fierceness of the fire” (17: 97). “Seize him and fetter him. Then throw him in the blazing fire. Then fasten him with a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits” (69: 30-32). “In fierce hot wind and boiling water. And shadow of black smoke. Neither cool, nor good” (56: 42-44).

Of the great sins which Allah forbade His servants to do is oppression.

The Koran says:

And when the evildoers behold the chastisement, it shall not be lightened for them, and no respite shall be given them (16: 85).

The Prophet said that God said: “O My Servants, I have prohibited injustice for Myself and have made oppression unlawful for you, so do not oppress one another.”

Bush and Blair lied to the world. They thought that lying was some kind of intelligence, cleverness, and skill. They thought that lying is a light thing. They didn’t know that with God lying is something most heinous. Lying is the trait of the hypocrite, and hypocrites will be thrown in the lowest bottom of the Fire, to abide therein forever.

Today Blair takes great pride in his association with Bush. He thinks he is clinging to a firm rock which will help him cross the distress encircling him. Those who became united for some negative purpose cannot remain united for long, because for the purpose of long-lasting unity, a positive basis is required, and that is precisely what they do not have. Such association between partners sharing a horrendous crime is meaningless, because on doomsday, both will be utterly helpless; they will look at their past life in despair, they will be utterly weak to rectify their crime. They will be able to do nothing but regret their past deeds.

They oppose the truth, and they think that by this they are making themselves safe. But God bears witness that they are indeed liars. In the Hereafter when they see that the things on which they relied were of no avail, they will be struck with horror.

There is disgrace in this world in store for them. God will afflict them in the present life with fear, loss of health and wealth, defamation and disgrace, and in the Hereafter awaits them a great punishment.

The arrogant will have the worst return; they will burn in Hell – an evil resting place. They will taste a boiling fluid and dirty wound discharges, and other torments of similar kind. Bush and Blair thought they were too high and mighty, forgetting that Allah is higher and mightier.

The Lord says in the Koran:

For the evildoers await an ill resort, Hell, wherein they are roasted – an evil cradling! All this will be theirs; so let them taste it – boiling water and puss, and other torments of the like coupled together (Sâd, 55).

The torment will come on them from directions they perceive not. Allah will make them taste the disgrace in the present life, but greater is the torment of the Hereafter if they only knew. Allah is exalted in power, possessor of retribution. Is there not in Hell an abode for the haughty?

Bush and Blair, you will come to know to whom comes a disgracing torment, and on whom descends an everlasting chastisement. The evil results of that which you did, will overtake you and you will never be able to escape God’s wrath.

The present life you are enjoying right now is nothing but a quick passing enjoyment; the Hereafter is the home that will last. Truly God is swift in reckoning.

You will stand before Allah, the One who knows the fraud of the eyes, and all that the breasts conceal. Nothing of you will be hidden from Him. The Day when your excuses will be of no profit to you. Yours will be the curse, and yours will be the evil abode.

Soon you will remember what I am telling you when the iron collars will be rounded over your necks, and the chains you will be dragged along in the boiling water. Then in the Fire you will be burned. That is because you had been exulting in the earth without right, and you used to rejoice extremely in your error. What an evil abode of the arrogant!

Now they justify themselves before the people with lies and falsehood, are they going to justify themselves before God with the same lies and falsehood? Justify not yourselves before God, because he knows best who is truly righteous.

They are boastful liars. They swear to falsehood knowingly. They are evildoers sunk in folly and error. Allah has made ready for them a chastisement terrible.

Allah said about them in the Koran:

Surely the sinners are in error and insanity. The day when they are dragged on their faces into the Fire: “Taste now the touch of Sakar (Hell)! (54: 47, 48).

The Koran taught us that the sinner on the Day of Judgment would wish he could be redeemed from that endless and severe punishment with the lives of his own children, and with the lives of his own wife and brother, and with the lives of his kindred who in life afforded him protection, and with the lives of all those on earth, just to escape the horror, which doubles all his torment and his woe. But never will he succeed in avoiding the tormenting Hell Fire, the Fire which, with its infernal hiss and crackle, shall burn into his inmost being, but reserves both his physical and mental feeling for the realization of pain and distress, which will not abate or expire, inviting those who turned their backs and turned away their faces from the truth.

We read in the Koran:

The sinner will wish that he might ransom himself from the chastisement of that Day even by his sons, his companion wife, his brother, his brother, his kin who sheltered him, and whosoever is in the earth, all together, so that then it might deliver him. Nay, verily, it is a furnace snatching away the scalp, calling him who drew back and turned away, who amassed and hoarded (70: 11-18).

They suppress the truth with their lies; they try to smoother it; it is like the foolish play of people who do not think seriously. Allah leaves them for now to indulge in lies and falsehood, and amuse themselves, until they face the Day which they have been promised – the Day of Reckoning, The Day of Judgment.

So where are you going? Allah encompasses you from all sides.

You are evil transgressors. According to the English saying, “As you have made your bed, so you must be in it.” Enough for them is Hell – an evil bed indeed to be on.

As we read in the Koran:

And some men there are whose saying upon the present world please thee, and such a one calls on God to witness what is in his heart, yet he is most stubborn in altercation, and when he turns his back, he hastens about the earth, to do corruption there and to destroy the tillage and the stock; and God loves not corruption; and when it is said to him, ‘Fear God’, his arrogance leads him to sin. So enough for him is Hell. How evil a cradling (2: 204-206).

Their hearts are filled with the love of this world. You find them clinging to life more eagerly. Any of them would wish to be given a life of a thousand years, but even the grant of such life will not save them from due punishment, for God sees well all that they do.

I tell them: “Eat your fill and enjoy your life for a little while, surely, Hell lies in wait, a home for the transgressors, where they shall remain for ages, and where they will taste neither coolness nor any drink save boiling water and a stinking fluid – a fitting requital.

Bush and Blair, do what you will; lie to the people, keep lying till the end of your days, you will certainly come to know who will receive the punishment to disgrace him, and who the liar is. Wait on, I shall wait on with you. And be upon the watch; I shall be with you, watching.

References

  1. America’s holy crusade against the Muslim world. By Professor Mitchel Choussudovsky. http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-s-holy-crusade-against-the-muslim-world
  2. Half-Million Iraqis Died in the War, New Study Says. Household survey records deaths from all war-related causes, 2003 to 2011. By Dan Vergano, National Geographic. news.nationalgeographic.com
  3. Chilcot report rebukes Tony Blair over Iraq invasion. By Henry Mance, Political Correspondent http://www.ft.com › UK › Politics & Policy.
  4. How Tony Blair lied to Parliament to fulfil his war promise to Bush. By Peter Oborne. middleeasteye.net/essays
  5. Blair cared more about getting filthy rich than he did about peace in the Middle East. By Francis Beckett and David Hencke. dailymail.co.uk
  6. Iraq body count. https://iraqbodycount.org/
  7.  Estimating War Damages Sustained by Iraq (2003 – 2010). By Nake M. Kamrany. Professor of Economics, University of Southern California. huffingtonpost.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reasons behind the deterioration of the U.S. Republican Party and ways of reform

By

Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

Signs of deterioration of the Republican Party

1- The Republican Party imposes the religious beliefs of the Christian Right on the American people

The Christian right is a term used in the United States to describe right-wing Christian political groups that are characterized by their strong support of socially conservative policies. Christian conservatives principally seek to apply their understanding of the teachings of Christianity to politics and public policy by proclaiming the value of those teachings and/or by seeking to use those teachings to influence law and public policy. The Christian right is an informal coalition formed around a core of white evangelical Protestants that draws support from politically conservative Catholics, Jews, Mormons, etc (1).

The Christian right is notable today for advancing socially conservative positions on issues including school prayer, intelligent design, stem-cell research, homosexuality, contraception, abortion, and pornography. For some odd reason, they are also anti-environmentalists and anti-immigration. Caring for the poor, sick and homeless is rarely mentioned.

Evangelicals who were once committed to the view that Christian churches exist primarily to carry out God’s work of saving souls; now about 70 percent of evangelicals, both black and white, agree that “churches should express views on social and political issues. The Christian Right organizations, such as the Moral Majority and the Christian Coalition, mobilized religious activists on behalf of the Republican Party.

It could be argued that the modern Republican Party is at heart a coalition between religious and business conservatives, in roughly equal parts.

The Christian Right often use soft namesakes like “family” and “freedom” to give the impression of docility, and they inundate their websites and blogs with American flags and eagles to give the impression that they are the tried and true patriotic Americans who are best poised to speak for the majority. It is often stated that if fascism were to ever come to America, it would be wrapped in the US flag and bearing a cross.

The Christian Right conservatives imposed their religious values on the Republican Party. The Republicans seek to impose a narrow interpretation of the Bible on everyone, ignoring the fact that a central tenet of the American way of life is individual freedom. The Americans  desire to make their own decisions about their private affairs without interference from the Republican Party, which is influenced by far-right religious organizations. Republicans as well as Religious Right pressure groups do not support personal choice. Instead, they oppose church-state separation and seek political power to mandate their doctrines (2).

2- The neoconservative Republicans are war mongering bullies

Jesus vision was of peace and justice in a world that belonged to a God of justice and peace. But the Christian Right republicans plan for war, supports oppression and believe the world belongs to them! The Christian Right has equated Christian America with the kingdom of God, but the real biblical kingdom of God is characterized  by peace and justice, not greed, violence, and war.

The Christian right Republiocans use the Christian faith to advance agendas that seem clearly at odds with the kind of Jesus speak of in the Gospel.

Historically, Christians have always attempted to be–and have always publicly taught the importance of being–peacemakers. The early church was born in a baptism of love and unity. The church was a loving, caring, compassionate ecclesia.

So, what has happened to turn the most peace-loving institution the world has ever known (the New Testament church) into the biggest cheerleaders for war?  The biggest cheerleaders for the unprovoked, unconstitutional, pre-emptive attack and invasion of Iraq were the Republican evangelical Christians. They were the ones behind the wars in Afghanistan, the bombing of Libya, the attacks in Yemen, drone attacks in Pakistan, etc. Who is calling for the bombing of Iran? Evangelical Christians. Who cheers for sending more and more troops all over the world to kill more and more people (including innocents)? Evangelical Christians.

All we seem to hear from today’s “churches” is “bomb,” “attack,” “wipe them out,” etc. Then, at the same time, they get all emotional about sending missionaries to the same countries that they had just cheered-on the US military in raining down missiles of death and destruction upon to bring salvation to the lucky ones that weren’t killed.

And who were the ones that belittled and impugned Ron Paul? Evangelical Christians. Why? Because he dared to tell the truth about America’s foreign policy being responsible for much of the hatred and bitterness erupting in foreign countries against America.

The Evangelicals supported G.W. Bush’s unconstitutional, unprovoked, pre-emptive wars of aggression, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents.

President Obama’s escalation of America’s wars in the Middle East is the one thing that evangelicals like about him. Yes, between a war-mongering socialist such as Barack Obama, and a peace-loving freedom such as Ron Paul, the average evangelical would choose the warmonger (3).

The Christian Right and the neoconservatives succeeded to inject their radical religious ideas into America’s politics. In the year 2000, they brought the Republican George W. Bush to power, and considered him as the earthly leader and God’s man. The Evangelicals considered him as one of their own. They felt they have an ally in the White House because he was a mainline Protestant who share many of their values and a number of their religious beliefs.

When Bush ran for the presidency in 2000, he offered himself as a candidate who promised to restore honour and Christian morality to the White House. He won the support of evangelical and conservative Christians with his openness and willingness to discuss his faith, including a memorable exchange during the Republican primaries. Candidates were asked to name their favourite philosopher, and Bush answered simply, “Christ, because he changed my heart.”

George Bush believed that he was inspired by God, and that God talks to him. He said, “God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq”. He has claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush revealed the extent of his religious fervour when he met a Palestinian delegation during the Israeli-Palestinian summit at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, four months after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 when he said to them, “I am driven with a mission from God”. God would tell me, ‘George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan’. And I did. And then God would tell me ‘George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq’. And I did.”

Mr Bush went on: “And now, again, I feel God’s words coming to me, ‘Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East’. And, by God, I’m gonna do it.”

In July 2004, he stopped to campaign with some Amish folks at Lapp Electric Service in Smoketown, Pa. Just as the meeting ended, Bush, according to Mennonite Weekly Review columnist Jack Brubaker, told the group: “I trust God speaks through me. Without that I couldn’t do my job.”

Around the time of the January 2002 State of the Union speech — when President Bush broadened the scope of the “war on terror” to include an “axis of evil” consisting of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea — the mood on the American right began to grow fierce. What had been a uniform chorus of patriotic support for the president and the Afghanistan campaign quickly evolved into a frenzy of bellicosity.

The Religious conservative Right and the neoconservatives have achieved an unprecedented political prominence with the election of George W. Bush. They easily  convinced Bush to  wage war  against Iraq. This group of Republican neocons, first emerged at the time of President Reagan with a paper they wrote saying that Iraq must be invaded because it was a threat to the American security. This letter was signed by the Republican neocons: Donald Rumsfeld, Charles Pearls, Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney and others. They re-introduced their letter to President Clinton, who wisely refused to submit to such unjustified hostility. Before Clinton left the White House he left behind billions of dollars as a reserve in the American treasury.

The same persons introduced their evil suggestion to George W. Bush, and the result was that the man of God  attacked Afghanistan then Iraq and turned them into ruins.

The Republicans invented a false excuse to conquer Afghanistan. They lied to their people saying, “We’re not at war with the Afghan people — look, we’re bringing them food; we are trying to liberate the people of Afghanistan from Taliban tyranny; we are fighting Al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden…etc.”

But the reality is that Afghanistan occupies a strategic position between the Caspian and the markets of the Indian subcontinent and east Asia. It’s prime territory for building pipelines, which is why the oil company Unocal — as well as the U.S. government — welcomed the Taliban’s rise to power in 1996 as a promising source of “stability.” That turned out to be a pipe dream, but Bush and the Republicans and the oil men around him have never given up on the tremendous profit possibilities that Central Asia offers.

The vast scale of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth was recently discovered by a small team of Pentagon officials and American geologists. They discovered that Afghanistan contained oil, gold, iron ore, copper, lithium and other minerals. Bush and his administration knew that Afghanistan was sitting on some of the world’s greatest reserves of mineral wealth? That is why the American troops stayed there like an unwanted guest. Everyone but the American people knew for a long time, and before the 2001 invasion, that Afghanistan was a treasure trove.

As for the Iraqi war, it was largely about oil. In order to implement the vicious agenda of the Christian Right,  Bush – the man of God – and his satellite Tony Blair, lied to the world claiming that Iraq possesses weapon of mass destruction, and therefore, occupied Iraq and killed thousands of Iraqi innocents and disturbed its national peace, occupied Afghanistan and disturbed its peace, launched an empty motto “road map” then at the same time gave the Israeli the green light to demolish the Palestinian houses and steel their land. He turned his back to the killing of the disarmed and innocent Palestinians claiming that Aerial Sharon is a man of peace and that the two parties should sit together and find a way. He meant by that of course that the vanquished should submit to the strongest. He spent all the reserve money president Clinton generated due to his wise economic policy, and left the treasury empty thus overwhelmingly contributing to the present financial crisis America is suffering from now and perhaps for several decades to come. In his time Muslims suffered a lot and their sacred Book the Koran was defiled. In his time the so called Christian leaders viciously attacked Islam as a religion. In this connection Donald Rumsfeld said: “We can’t stop people from talking, this is a free country.” In his time he invented the silly concept of “creative mess” and he left this concept to riot in the Middle East.

3- The Christian Right and the Republican Party are responsible for the spread of Islamophobia in America

The Christian Right and its alliance with the Republicans, American Zionists and neoconservatives started all the hatred we see nowadays against Muslims and Islam. The Judeo-Christian coalition sowed the seeds of hatred between non-Muslim and Muslim Americans without any logical reason. They implemented an evil agenda against the Muslim world by tarnishing the religion of Islam and convincing the people that Islam is a wicked religion and Muslims are terrorists and heretics. The Christian Right in association with the American Zionists worked hard to picture Islam as an evil religion and its adherents as savages and bloodthirsty. The falsehood they disseminated among the people about Muslims and their religion tore the American society apart.

Under the guise of defending freedom and American values, right-wing anti-Muslim activists are campaigning to prevent Muslim-Americans from freely worshiping and practicing their religion, curtail their political rights, and even compel their deportation. A growing faction in the American Right claims that Muslim-Americans, who comprise just 1% of the population, are subverting the Constitution and taking over the country. These accusations have helped to foster anti-Muslim hostility, reflected in the rise of anti-Muslim prejudice and increased attacks on Muslim Americans and houses of worship.Tied in with hatred of President Obama, fear of religious diversity and hostility toward immigrants, anti-Muslim rhetoric and paranoia has become a mainstream if not ubiquitous part of the conservative movement and the Republican Party.

The objective of such hatred towards Muslims and their religion is to prepare the ground for a vicious war against Muslim countries in order to divide the Arab world into small entities based on religious differences, ethnicity, and racism. The plot against the Middle East known as the ‘Arab Spring’ or ‘the New Middle East’, is the result of the treacherous plot of the Religious Right and its allies against Muslims, Islam as a religion and the Arab world at large.

At the time of Bush rule, the Religious Right and its followers excelled in smearing Islam, attacking Muslims, defiling the Koran, humiliating Allah and slandering the Prophet of Islam, thus spreading dissension between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. President Bush hadn’t lifted a finger to stop them!

Right-wing Christian ideology, which is fully embraced by the Republicans,  places Muslims beyond the pale. The idea that Muslims may also be in possession of God’s revelation and truth, is not only unacceptable, it is an offense so blasphemous that it must be stopped. Evangelical Christians, as a core part of the Republican base, have actively pushed their ideas about Islam into the American mainstream. The  Christian Right established a multi-million dollar cottage industry of fear mongers and the network of doners and organizations that support and perpetuate bigotry, xenophobia, and racism, and produce a climate of fear that sustains a threatening social cancer.

This industry of hate mongers had gone to great lengths to sell its message to the public. The difference, though, between this industry and others is that in many cases the very networks that spread their products are themselves participants in the ruse to whip up public fear of Muslims. It is a relationship of mutual benefit, where ideologies and political proclivities converge to advance the same agenda.

The most important nodes in this industry are the online peddlers and the bloggers  of hate such as Bill Warner, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Daniel Pipes, Sam Shamoun, Martin Kramer and several others. These online Islamophobes, spread each other’s’ postings and write-ups to their own audience, with each new click of the mouse, the story grows.”

The Islamophobia industry does not just exist in the fever swamps of the online world. There’s real on the ground work being done. And there are disparate players in this industry. They come, principally, from right-wing Zionism and evangelical Christianity, uniting to form a Judeo-Christian front in their battle against Islam. Their funders, too, come from these worlds–though the right-wing Zionist world has fuelled the majority of anti-Muslim activists.

These vicious attempts to fight Muslims and their religion, had been aided by figures such as Newt Gingrich, who while reinventing himself as an ardent Christian conservative has also spread panic about Sharia law taking over the United States. Many Christian conservatives are also, of course, Christian Zionists who see Israel as the fulfilment of biblical prophecy that will continue until the Messiah comes down again.

It is this Christian Zionism that closely binds right-wing evangelicals with strong supporters of the Jewish state. The Zionists who spread anti-Muslim bigotry can be placed in three camps: religious (Jewish) Zionism, Christian Zionism and political Zionism. For Religious Zionists, prophecy is the main driver of their Islamophobic fervor.  For them, Palestinians are not just unbidden inhabitants; they are not just Arabs in Jewish lands; they are not just Muslims, even. They are non-Jews–outsiders cut from a different cloth–and God’s commandments regarding them are quite clear. And there is the political Zionism that sheds religious language but is still hostile towards Muslims. These figures, some of whom are neoconservatives, believe that the Jewish state is a Middle Eastern Fort Apache on the front lines of the Global War on Terror (4).

The Republican Peter King (R-NY)  held several polarizing hearings targeting American Muslims, and introduced a report misrepresenting the Muslim faith and denigrating the Muslim-American community. King and his allies claim that Muslim-Americans are using both peaceful and violent means to destroy America and curtail the nation’s freedoms, and argue that Americans must curtail Muslims’liberties and freedoms in order to stop them.

The success or failure of the anti-Muslim political strategies outlined in this report will  not only affect the rights of Muslim-Americans, it will also speak volumes about this country’s core values, including america’s  commitment to religious diversity and fair and equal treatment under the law.

The report reviews seven key strategies employed by the Right to inflame anti-Muslim sentiment and turn hatred and bigotry into political weapons.

Strategy one: Frame Muslim-Americans as dangerous to America.

Strategy two: Twist statistics and use fake research to prove the Muslim threat.

Strategy three: Invent the danger of creeping Sharia.

Strategy four: Defend liberty by taking freedoms away from Muslims.

Strategy five: Claim that Islam is not a religion.

Strategy six: Maintain that Muslims have no First Amendment rights under the Constitution.

Strategy seven: Claim an unholy alliance exists that includes Muslims and other terrorists groups.

It is revealing that the religious right’s devout hatred for any faith outside of their distorted interpretation of Christianity has effectively debased, contaminated, and polluted the teachings of their namesake Jesus Christ under the guise of Christian purity. However, that is the Americanized version of Christianity, and like every hate group since the election of an African American man as President, the Christian purity crowd is rising and persecuting other faiths. It can only mean there are dark days ahead for a nation that was not founded on any religion; especially this new evangelical version of impure Christianity (5).

The Muslim-American community is a growing and integral part of the extraordinary fabric of America’s peaceful pluralism.  According to law enforcement officials, Muslim-Americans have been an essential source for information and collaborative efforts to prevent and punish extremist violence.  Yet in a destructive and cynical ploy to stir divisions for short-term political gain, anti-Muslim activists and the politicians who lead or cheer on their efforts are undermining American values and devaluing the First Amendment, which protects the religious liberty of all Americans.

While anti-Muslim activists hope that Americans take their mischaracterizations of Islam at face value, events like the King hearings represent a valuable opportunity for Americans to speak out against the hatred and vitriol that has become all too commonplace in American politics.  If anti-Muslim activists succeed in fostering a government-led assault against the rights and freedoms of the Muslim-American community, America will have a country that is less secure and less free (6).

Allah’s light is unquenchable. The hostile Christian Right Evangelicals and the Republicans influenced by them, foolishly think that they can, with all the hatred in their sick hearts directed towards falsifying the truth, quench the very light of Allah by words propagating false rumours against Allah the Creator. But Allah shall continue to guide people to His right path of rectitude albeit this is hateful to those who refuse to acknowledge the truth.

Allah says in the Koran:

They desire to extinguish with their mouths, the light of God; but God will perfect His light, though the unbelievers be averse. It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the true religion, so that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, however much the polytheists may dislike it (As-Saff, 8-9).

In this verse “He may cause it to prevail over all religions” means that in terms of intellectual supremacy, all non-monotheistic beliefs about Allah (God) and religion in the world were to be demolished and monotheistic belief was to be promoted as the pre-dominant belief. All other beliefs were to be intellectually overcome.   The Truth of Islam must prevail over all.

Although the enemies of Islam keep on attacking Islam without mercy, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the Europe and in the United States in particular. The Muslim population in the United States is projected to more than double in the next 20 years, from nearly 2.6 million in 2010 to about 6.2 million in 2030.

Within two decades, the United States is expected to have the 43rd largest Muslim population in the world (in absolute numbers), up from 55th place in 2010. By 2030, the U.S. is projected to have a larger number of Muslims than any European country other than Russia (which is expected to have 19 million Muslims by 2030) and France (which is expected to have 6.9 million Muslims in 2030). By comparison, the United Kingdom and Germany are each projected to have nearly 5.6 million Muslims in 2030.

By 2030, Muslims are expected to account for 1.7% of the total U.S. population, up from 0.8% in 2010. If current trends continue, Muslims may constitute as large a share of the U.S. population as either Jews or Episcopalians do today. The Pew Forum’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in 2007, found that Jews represented 1.7% of the adult population in the U.S., while Episcopalians (including Anglicans) accounted for 1.4%.

Islam will become the second-largest religious group in theUnited States by 2050, according to a report from the Pew Research Center.

As the fastest growing religion in America, by the year 2050, the number of Muslims is projected to more than double, surpassing Judaism as the country’s second-largest religious group after Christianity. Those identifying with Islam are projected to comprise 2.1% of the U.S. population (7).

4- The Republican Party is the party of hate

Here lies the Republican party and their ideology of hate:

Rep. Michele Bachmann

“I would build a fence on every mile, every foot and every inch on America’s southern border.”

Se. Ted Cruz

“No legislation should be considered unless it prohibits Obama from expanding deffered action for childhood arrivals.”

Rep. Lou Baeletta

“Those here illegally are low skilled or may not even have a high school diploma.”

Rep. Steve King

“The practice of extending United states citizenship to anchor babies must end.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert

“People are being trained to act like Hispanics when they are radical Islamists.” (8).

5- The Republican Party is the party of “No”

The Republican party in America is now commonly identified as the “No” party to almost every policy proposed by the Democratic ruling party…policies intended to benefit all Americans. The Republicans come to the negotiating table on policies that only benefit the select few Americans from their circle. They are essentially the nation’s opposition party to any well-intended policies proposed by the Democratic leadership to move the nation forward. Their stonewalling ideologies, is sadly keeping America on the standstill in the 21st century as they relentlessly refuse to compromise on the viable bi-partisan policies brought forth by the Democratic leadership.

The Republican party has been causing so much division within America and particularly between the Democratic counterparts. Republicans rather like to deal with their democratic counterparts as bitter rivals than seeing themselves as partners with common goals of keeping the country united and coming together to agree on what is best for all American people (9).

The Republicans say “No” to everything. The Republican Party is travelling a dark path leading to a dead end. The Republican congressional representatives in 2010 campaigned on defeating President Obama. They sought not to govern, not even to oppose, but to wreck, to literally diminish the government and prevent it from going. Their demands were often radical enough to threaten the President’s agenda, and the very institution of Congress.

Obama, they decided, presented an existential threat to the GOP, and he needed not only to be blocked, but also discredited (10).

On the night of Barack Obama’s inauguration, a group of top GOP luminaries quietly gathered in a Washington steakhouse to lick their wounds and ultimately create the outline of a plan for how to deal with the incoming administration.
Among them were Senate power brokers Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl and Tom Coburn, and conservative congressmen Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan.

After three hours of strategizing, they decided they needed to fight Obama on everything. The new president had no idea what the Republicans were planning. They have decided to stop everything from happening (11).

Now the Republicans won more seats in the Senate. When they were asked what they have in mind better than President Obama has, they couldn’t introduce any plans surpassing those of President Obama. They however announced that they will strive not to give Obama a second term and they will cancel the insurance law! As if their president were the enemy!

It is strange to see that America is ruled by two quarrelling parties, instead of working together in harmony, each is trying to move the other away from the political seen. This is certainly not good and does not pour into the interest of the United States.

President Barack Obama used his Labour Day speech to slam Republicans for opposing an increase in the minimum wage, equal pay for women, affordable health care and more.

“Republicans in Congress love to say ‘no.’ Those are just facts, they’re facts of life. They say ‘no’ to everything,” Obama said to the crowd gathered at Milwaukee’s Laborfest.

The president began to outline his goals for working-class families, saying that he has “put [his] money down” on the middle class.

“I want an economy where your hard work pays off with higher wages, and higher income and fair pay for women, and workplace flexibility for parents, and affordable health insurance and decent retirement benefits,” Obama said. “I’m not asking for the moon, I just want a good deal for Americans.”

He continued, “Most of the policies I’m talking about have two things in common: They’re going to help more working families get ahead, and the Republicans who run our Congress oppose almost all of them.”

As the crowd began to boo, Obama responded, “Don’t boo, vote,” a motto he has used before when directing speeches against Republicans as midterm elections approached.

President Barack Obama railed against Republicans during an event in Los Angeles, saying the GOP’s willingness “to say no to everything” makes the upcoming midterm elections especially important.

“Their willingness to say no to everything — the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress — has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on us to fight for them,” Obama said.

“The conclusion is, well, nothing works,” Obama continued. “And the problem is, is that for the folks worth fighting for — for the person who’s cleaning up that house or hotel, for the guy who used to work on construction but now has been laid off — they need us. Not because they want a handout, but because they know that government can serve an important function in unleashing the power of our private sector.”

Obama said a strong showing by Democrats in the midterm elections could help Washington “break out” of a vicious cycle.

“We’re not going to make good choices unless we break out of this cycle in which dysfunction breeds cynicism, and cynicism then breeds more dysfunction. We have got to break out of it.” Obama said.

The Republicans have no plans other than to make the Senate reject an endless parade of repeal Obama care’ bills.

Their distorted behaviour put the nation and the world back into the pits of the great recession they had not yet recovered from.

The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.

Their willingness to say no to everything has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on Obama and the Democrats to fight for them.

The Republican Party is elevating its interest above the interest of the country. The House Republicans do not believe in majority rule. They don’t believe in that kind of democracy. They believe in the primacy of their version of the Republican Party (12).

The deterioration in the Republican Party is clearly shown in the dysfunction in congressional performance, but most importantly, in the ouster of Speaker John Boehner by extreme conservatives—a group whose members found him guilty only of conspiracy to commit government.

The breakdown in responsible government America is suffering from over the past five years is not caused by some inherent flaw in the system, nor is it caused by mutual hyper partisanship. Instead, the breakdown is the sole responsibility of the increasing influence in the Republican Party of people who are not only on the far right of the American political spectrum on the substance of public policy, but who, more importantly, believe they are morally obligated to engage in rule-or-ruin politics.

This crucial last point is that the Republicans try to take the country hostage in response to their inability to effect change through the normal legislative process.

The growing influence of the far right of the Republican Party is not solely the problem. What has made effective governing so difficult in recent years is that that wing of the GOP is determined to ignore the normal constraints on achieving its policy goals—constraints that are imposed both by the Constitution and the traditions of a democratic system in which power alternates among advocates of conflicting policy outlooks.

The Right Wing of the Republican Party and the Tea Party failed to understand something for which they claim great reverence—the U.S. Constitution.

Their complaint is that they have been denied the fruits of their electoral victories. After both midterms, and especially after their great success in 2014, the right has defended its demand that the people should agree to its agenda or suffer severe disruption by claiming that the people are illegitimately refusing to honour their electoral mandate. Leaving aside the fact that they showed no such deference after the Democrats won one of the biggest victories in recent history in 2008, they blatantly ignore the essence of the governing system established in 1787. They ignore a principle that in other contexts they celebrate as a bulwark of liberty—the separation of powers.

Mainly, the GOP’s right wing ignores that the Americans have distinct executive and legislative branches—and the latter is itself divided in two—and that the people who serve in these institutions are elected at different times, for terms of different lengths (13).

6- The Republican Party racked by religious and political disunion put forward the worst field of presidential candidates in 50 years.

Today there are some seventeen candidates with various agendas. Some are realistic candidates, some are finding the water not to their liking or the party faithful likes, some are party window dressing, and others are idiots who want to show off their weird agendas. In general, right now it is a competition to see who can make the most outrageous statements to impress party activist but that they can walk back from later in the general election.

A part of the GOP problem is the plague of too many candidates, 17 at last count, with many of them competing for headlines by making outrageous statements targeting Hispanics, Muslims, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, or each other. They apparently feel the need to do so not only because Donald Trump—being the master of outrage—continues to draw the most media attention, but because, as Trump’s poll numbers demonstrate, a significant body of Republican voters feed on the anger and insult that is being dished out.

Instead of a serious policy debate, the Republican campaign is based on xenophobia, personality attacks, and crude taunts. Trump continued his rant against “illegals”; Ted Cruz called his party’s legislative leader “a liar” on the floor of the Senate; Scott Walker was slightly more refined accusing his party’s leaders of making “false promises”; Mike Huckabee charged that with the Iran deal, Obama was marching Israelis into the ovens; and Marco Rubio criticized Trump saying that America didn’t need another president with “no class”, because we already have a president with “no class” (14).

The Republican nominees for presidency are weak. Looking at the US political race report, November 1, 2015, one may realize that Ben Carson is leading in the Iowa Caucasus polls. But why is Carson even wasting his time running for the Republican nomination? One source reported in the New York Times says eighty percent of Carson’s supporters say they are not sure they would support him in the end. Given the demographics of primary activist of the Republican Party that is not unexpected. Despite his impressive QV from his statements, he is either an idiot that either doesn’t know he is window dressing for the Republican Party or has chosen to ignore that that is his role in the party.

An interesting Republican candidate is Carly Fiorina but she has the other disqualifying characteristic among the Republican Party Activists. She is a woman. Other than that she would probably be in the realistic group of possible Republican Party Candidates. In reality like Ben Carson, she is window dressing for the party.

What of Donald Trump? Trump has the advantage not being a politico but an outrageous candidate, which will play well in the early primaries and has already attracted attention. But Trump has made so many racially bigoted and misogynistic comments that he would be the Democratic Party’s preferred Republican Party candidate. The Republican Party establishment may be a collection of obstructionist, misanthropic, bigots but generally, they are not stupid enough to nominate Trump unless they are planning for 2020 run.

Donald Trump  has taunted all of his competitors. He called former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush “low-energy,” associated retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with pedophiles, talked about Sen. Marco Rubio’s money problems and referred to the “face” of businesswoman Carly Fiorina.

Democratic strategists said their nominee will helm a unified coalition while the Republican candidate struggles. This circus on the Republican side has stained the Republican brand and will stain whoever the eventual nominee is. This process has had a negative prospect on Republicans prospects for winning in 2016.

Ted Cruz has an impressive red state political resume as the first Hispanic Senator from Texas. Donald Trump has poisoned the well for Hispanic Republican support. Can Cruz overcome that disadvantage or does he even want to? Ted Cruz seems more like a candidate who is trying to position himself for a run in 2020.

Chris Christie very early on was among the party establishment’s leading candidates. Now his political baggage such as Bridge Gate and its apparent continuation with the Pulaski Skyway project has come back to haunt him.

Jeb Bush was probably the preferred candidate of the Republican Party establishment, but he has to deal his lack of personality and with the legacy of his brother being the worst president in recent memory. Currently his campaign is floundering and cutting back on campaigning. Will he fade away gracefully or will he star making outrageous statement to appeal to evangelicals that he can’t walk back from.

Bobby Jindal history up until the start of the twenty-first century seemed a possible revival moderate candidate for the Republican Party nationally. Since then his social policies have demonstrated how out of touch he is with the people of the country outside the red states. Economically he is all over the map. Then there is the racial situation which puts him at a big disadvantage outside of the Louisiana.

Marko Rubio is similar to Bobby Jindal but without administrative and compromising experience of being a governor and getting things done. Of the Republican Candidates he seems the most electable nationwide. Since Rubio would probably carry Florida with its greater number of electoral votes than Louisiana that gives Rubio more of an edge in a national election than Jindal. But on social issues he cleaves too close to the current Catholic Pope and the pope’s justifiable emphasizes on capitalism’s faults and excesses that is too much for top economic one percent that financiers Republican Party Politics.

Can either Rubio or Jindal win the Republican nomination? It is not likely for racial reasons. Many would say that the South has grown out of such pettiness. But it is still very much alive in the states of the old Confederacy.

Since the South is a major part of the Republican base right now, it is doubtful that Rubio and Jindal have much chance of getting Republican nomination (15).

The Republican Party requires that all their Presidential candidates Conform to Consensus. But the Republicans create consensus to their vision and goals. They change their positions mid debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue. They look backwards to condemn what has already been done, they don’t look forward to create a better future. They are dogmatic. They do not lead. The Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership. They want dogma. They want conformity. They want to conserve their romanticized past.

Conservative Republicans constantly cling to the past. They are a party of dogma, backwards and outdated thinking on social issues and the inability to embrace change.

The GOP is at risk of becoming less of a political party and more like a talent agency for the conservative media industry. Jumping into the race provides a pseudo candidate with a national platform to profit from becoming a political celebrity. “If you don’t run, you’re an idiot,” a top GOP consultant would tell you.

Sarah Palin disrupted the GOP nominating process and made being a potential primary contender a full-time job. Her decision to cash in by quitting the Alaska governor’s office for Fox News and tea party stardom established a new business model. As this year’s ballooning GOP field shows, there are many long-shot candidates who are seeking to follow her path. Since January 2014, Ben Carson has earned as much as $27 million from delivering 141 speeches and publishing three books including You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina made nearly $1 million in speeches last year and published a memoir. Mike Huckabee’s Fox News contract was worth $350,000 a year before he left to join the race, according to sources. This year he also released a book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. Ted Cruz made a reported $1.5 million for his book, A Time for Truth.

These candidates have made six- and seven-figure paydays even before the first ballot is cast. With hours of free airtime on television to promote their brand, their market value is sure to increase. “Even if you lose, you exponentially increase your marketability,” a GOP consultant said. “Right now, let’s say you’re giving speeches for $20 grand. You run and it becomes $40,000. If you do well, maybe there’s a Fox show. Then you write a book about how to save the party. Then you write another about why the next president sucks. There’s a million marketing opportunities.”

The Republican Party has essentially become the party of obstructions and bigoted whites with a very definite misogynistic and racial bias. Voters see the Republican Party as “scary’ ‘narrow-minded’ and ‘out of touch.’” The GOP will need to attract members of the growing groups that the GOP has spent years antagonizing like Hispanics, Asian Americans, Muslims and others?  In a word: no. (16).

7- The Republican leadership now faces the most potent, extreme faction in its history.

The Republican Party has been split open by an attack from the inside, and nobody is quite sure how to put it back together. While there has been simmering unrest within the GOP for some time now, the tensions have really come to a head this year.

Erica Werner and Andrew Tailor claim that the Republican Party is the worst political party since the civil War. The Republican party is “gradually destroying itself. When Republicans took full control of Congress this year, they were determined to show voters they could govern responsibly. Instead, they have been tearing each other apart in extraordinarily public displays, delighting Democrats and giving some in the GOP heartburn as the party aims for the White House in 2016.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to accuse Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying, provoking a public dressing-down from top GOP senators.

In the latest episode of Republican vs. Republican savagery in less than a week, a conservative lawmaker, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, filed a resolution Tuesday evening aimed at unseating GOP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

As with the incidents involving Cruz and Lee, the episode underscores the divisions and discontent within a fractured GOP that has struggled all year to balance its promises of good governance with the demands of frustrated activists clamouring for action to thwart Obama.

The Republicans are creating an issue within the party that distracts the people from focusing on big issues like the deterioration of economy and national security (17).

The Republicans will go into the critical 2016 election divided, angry at each other. Since 2010, Republicans have been winning congressional elections by promising their voters they would undo everything President Barack Obama has done and restore conservative values to Washington. When voters gave them majorities of both the House and Senate, they expected them to deliver. But they couldn’t, of course, because the White House is still firmly in Democratic hands. President Obama pressed on with his agenda, using executive orders and regulatory agencies to get much of what he wanted, and rendering Congress powerless to stop him. In the end, Obama wins anyway, because without the White House, Republicans can annoy but they can’t prevail (18).

The fight for the Republican nomination is likely to get even more chaotic. But, that’s what happens when a party decides to alienate its voters and commit suicide.

The Tea Party Republicans are saying.  They don’t trust a single elected Republican official in the current campaign for president in 2016.  They have rejected – at least so far – Congressional figures such as Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, John Kasich, and Lindsey Graham.  They don’t trust Republican governors such as Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, and especially, Jeb Bush, who was supposed to be the establishment candidate with the most money, whose campaign commercials were to drown everybody out of the race.

Instead, Tea Partiers, and Evangelicals as well, are putting their trust in Donald Trump, the non-politician who ridicules politicians, and who promises a non-political solution to the nation’s problems.  Trump is going to use his business acumen as a negotiator, and his connection to other powerful people, to simply order that things be done, and the world will be made right.

Donald Trump is the culmination of Ronald Reagan’s dream.  Trump doesn’t really believe in government or good governance; he will govern by dictate, by fiat, by personal orders.  Things will happen so fast “your head will spin.”  Illegal immigrants will be banished in the wink of an eye.  Russia and China will bow down to America’s dictates, because Trump will make our military more incredibly powerful than it already is.

On climate change, Trump tweeted in January: “This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW [Global Warming] scientists are stuck in ice.”

Trump’s blend of corporate practices with government power is fascism come to America, dressed up also as a religious crusade so that America can fulfill its destiny as God’s chosen nation.  Trump’s political philosophies are 90% fantasy, 95% paranoia, and 100% racist demagoguery.

Republican elites are wondering how someone like Donald Trump could dominate so thoroughly the primary nominating process.  Some of them might understand that Trump is the consequence of the Republican Party’s Southern Strategy, which bought Democratic votes in the South with appeals to white supremacy.  What they don’t understand is that Trump’s roots lie much deeper into the Party’s history, and tie directly to the legacy of the sainted Ronald Reagan.  If Trump falters in the polls, which is possible, some other non-establishment candidate may take his place, but even if an establishment figure like Jeb Bush were to win the nomination, the damage is already beyond repair (19).

8- Republicans have engaged in treachery, acts of anti-Democracy and conduct detrimental to the people of the United States.

The Jeb Bush administration illegally purged thousands of black voters resulting in George W. Bush “winning” by a mere 537 votes and was handed the Presidency by Republican Secretary of State, Katherine Harris who was also co-chair of Bush’s Florida campaign.  This caused a chain of events including Bush lying to the world about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the illegal invasion and war against Iraq, thousands of deaths, a 10 Trillion dollars deficit and more.

The 2004 election computers were hacked causing the votes which were favouring Kerry to be flipped for George W. Bush. Republicans also engaged in tactics to prevent minorities from voting.

Republican has passed laws making it difficult for young people, minorities and the elderly to vote.  Not only has Republicans passed voter suppression laws to prevent Americans from voting, they have also Gerrymandered districts. This makes it almost impossible to remove these radical Tea Party Republicans from office and is destroying democracy.

On January 20, 2009 Republican Leaders in Congress plotted to sabotage and undermine U.S. Economy during President Obama’s Inauguration.  They made a pack to “Just say no” to everything the new President was for.  They engaged in “Obstructionism” with no regard to the American people.

Republicans say they are for less government, but when it comes to a Women’s Right to Choose, they’re passing anti-abortion laws in states they control, laws to close and limit access to Family Planning Clinics and laws to force women who wants an abortion to submit to forced ultrasounds.

Republicans has no problem spending trillions of dollars on the military, but they want to cut programs like food stamps, Medicare, social security, etc. which benefits regular Americans and the poor.

Republicans are bitter over losing the 2008 and 2012 election and become a party of haters. Most Republican Congressmen are obstructionists and their only agenda is to do everything possible to make President Obama fail.  Mitch McConnell  stated this: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president”.

Republican Governor Rick Snyder has subverted Democracy by installing Emergency Managers who can bypass and circumvent the power of elected officials. The Republican majority in the Michigan House have rammed legislation through which is going into immediate effect, even though they don’t have the 2/3 majority vote required by law. This is an outrage and goes against everything democracy is supposed to stand for.

Since the Republican Party is the party of the rich and they get billions of dollars in donations from billionaires, Republicans do not want Campaign Finance Reform.

Even though there’s overwhelming evidence of Global Warming & Climate Change, Republicans has done nothing and impeded efforts to stop Global Warming & Climate Change.

For years, Republicans has accused Democrats as being “Tax and Spenders” but statistics proves that it has been Republicans who are responsible for wasteful spending.

80% of Americans want Gun Control legislation to be passed, but Republicans has blocked all efforts.

Republicans are bought and paid for by the rich and are for giving tax breaks to the rich. The national debt could be reduced significantly if taxes were increased on the rich, but Republicans refuse to make the rich pay their fair share (20).

9- The issues on which the Republicans are supposedly running are either ridiculous or nowhere to be found.

The Republicans never run on their policies anymore. They talk on how everyone else’s ideas are bad – but never really talk about ideas of their own. Some may talk about flat-taxes or unrealistic walls between Mexico and the United States, but most build entire campaigns on “look how bad the other guy is.

The constant attacks on Trump by many Republicans are proof that the Republicans have no ideas that would benefit their voters. The people know that their ideas are awful. They pretend to be offended by what Trump says, when all he’s really doing is bluntly saying what Republicans have typically only subtly hinted at for years.

Despite what many right-wing religious fanatics think, America is becoming less religious; nevertheless the GOP continues to shift further and further to the right on religious issues. The presidential candidates are calling the Supreme Court tyrannical because the court dared to rule based on the Constitution, not the Bible. This is going to pit moderate Republicans vs. those who essentially want the President of the United States to be the Pastor of the United States.

Since the GOP embraced the Tea Party, the Republican Party became in a no-win situation: No matter what they try to do, it’s going to backfire. If the moderate candidates try to steer the party toward more progressive ideologies, those individuals will face primary challengers and could be replaced by true conservatives. But if they don’t embrace change, as the nation becomes more open-minded and progressive, they’re going to continue to alienate voters and never stand a chance at winning the White House again. There’s really nothing they can do but sit back, let the party rip itself apart and hope to rebuild it once it happens. At this point, moderate Republicans have more in common with Democrats than they do Tea Party conservatives (21).

On a national level, public perception of the Republican Party is at devastatingly historic lows. Polling studies have concluded that most Americans believe the Republican Party is out of touch and narrow-minded. Republican candidates are compelled to behave in an overly aggressive fashion. The inflammatory epithets that dominate the current Republican lexicon on issues such as immigration foster a tone that leaves many Americans feeling disenfranchised and alienated from the Republican Party.

Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. States in which their presidential candidates used to be able to count on large shares of electoral votes are now increasingly voting democratic. Vital states like Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and Iowa have moved, ideologically, closer to center-left, and it has crippled Republican candidates ability to secure the necessary electoral votes.

A recent study revealed that a mere 32 percent of Republicans had a favourable view of their own party. The study concluded that the Republican constituents are not likely to think their party governs in an honest and ethical way. To make things worse, the persuasive, inviting, noble, and inclusive essence that once attracted young people—a vital essence the party once had and needs, to win the white house—to their message is dead.

Politico recently calculated  that of the aggregate 61 million individuals that voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, about 2.75 million will be deceased by the time the 2016 presidential election rolls around. Accounting for new voters—barring some significant change to the voter participation and political landscape—the numbers suggest that the Democratic Party will likely gain a momentous 2.5 million voter advantage overall. Whichever Republican hopeful actually ends up the Republican nominee, he or she would have to win roughly 30 percent of the non-white vote to secure a successful 2016 bid. That is nearly double the 17 percent that Mitt Romney was able to capture in his 2012 presidential bid. Marginalizing large portions of the electorate is the antitheses of what the Republicans need at this moment. The Republican message, or at least the one currently being translated to the American electorate, is failing.

The very fabric of American democracy is dependent on a multi-party system, a system wherein competing ideas and policy prescriptions are debated and compromises are reached. Donald Trump and his insurgent candidate colleagues have begun steering the party wildly down the road to capitulation. In doing so, they have not only spurred the self-immolation their Party, but the American people as well (22).

Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. States in which GOP presidential candidates used to win, such as New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Florida, are increasingly voting Democratic.

Public perception of the party is at record lows. Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the party represents, and many minorities think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country. When someone rolls their eyes at Republicans, they are not likely to open their ears to them.

The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself. It has become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly it has lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with Republicans on every issue.

The perception, revealed in polling, that the GOP does not care about people is doing great harm to the party. Asked to describe Republicans, the people said that the party is ‘scary,’ ‘narrow minded,’ and ‘out of touch.’ ”

The beginning of the end of the Republican Party has started. The Republican Party is dying. The Republican leaders in Washington would see the decline of Donald Trump as proof that they need do nothing to change. In such unhealthy system, the Republicans will find a way to crush Trump without adapting to his message. In which case the pressure the Donald has tapped will continue to build — and when it bursts, the G.O.P. as we know it may go with it.”

The Republican Party is dying because the GOP in DC has gone corporate and K Street. They attack any Republicans who dare hold them to their promises. They’ve gone to war against Heritage Action for America, Club For Growth, the Madison Project, etc. They’ve blackballed any political consultant who does work for outsiders. But even more importantly, the GOP protects their failed consultants who keep bringing in the bacon.

In short, the GOP has become so incestuous it continues to haemorrhage and will die. It cannot adapt because the key consultants it has shaping its future are wedding to the capital that comes from not changing (23).

In their debates, Republicans barely mentioned the economy, and were unimpressive when they did. None of them floated any ideas to boost middle-class incomes, at least not directly. Mostly, they want to cut taxes and doubt global warming, and all of them accept the coal industry’s argument that shifting electricity generation to natural gas and renewables will cost jobs. Chris Christie repeated several times that the debate was about middle-class people’s futures, but didn’t say much about how to restore the hope he says Obama has wrecked (24).

Nowadays it’s become more and more questionable if the name “United States” still signifies the unity of the country, or has it become just an empty symbol with no practical substance attached to it.

10- Neocons have corrupted the Republican Party

Neocons have so corrupted the Republican Party that in order to be considered a viable national presidential candidate and to be embraced by the rank and file and Tea Party right, one must openly advocate for an open-ended continuation of the war on terror and a de facto war against Iran.

The Republican Party was born of corporatism and nurtured on bloodshed, so it’s no surprise that the masses, programmed as they are and conned into an unreasoning fear of U.S.-created Islamic booger bears, are eager to embrace a candidate who pledges unwavering support to Israel and who wants to continue slaughtering Middle Easterners armed, trained, funded and inspired by America and its allies — including Israel.

The neocons see that it is the duty of America to police the world and “spread democracy” even when the people it’s being spread to don’t want or need it. If the people decide they don’t want or need it, American government just deposes that regime and installs another… or not, as in the case of Libya, which has become a hellish cauldron of anarchy, bloodshed and terror for the poor inhabitants who enjoyed a prosperous and relatively free and safe existence before American drones and NATO bombs were unleashed in order to take out Moammar Gadhafi. The Republican rank and file embraces this policy of military adventurism, thanks to Bush the Second and his policy of “kill them over there so we don’t have to kill them here.”

The neoconservatives are willing and eager to send their money and, worse, their sons and daughters and other people’s sons and daughters into foreign lands on behalf of Christians caught in the millennial-long civil war between Islamic thugs and being slaughtered by U.S.-backed ISIS criminals, to send their money and their sons and daughters and other people’s sons and daughters to back “rebels” seeking to overthrow regimes deemed unacceptable (Iraq, Libya, Syria and, if they get their wish, Iran) by the Council on Foreign Relations-controlled U.S. State Department and/or propaganda ministry, or to send their money and their sons and daughters and other people’s sons and daughters to back rebels (either overtly or covertly) in the U.S.-inspired Ukrainian coup, because they believe in “ freedom.” Yet they applaud Lincoln’s efforts to quash a secession (it wasn’t even a rebellion, as the Confederacy sought to live as a peaceful neighbor) that led to the death — directly and indirectly — of close to 1 million Americans because he preserved the Union.

Bush the Second and his regime assured us that we would be made safer by “fighting them over there.” But 14 years later, and were still being told there’s a radical Muslim somewhere nearby seeking to cause us harm!

No nation ever engages in foreign wars without at the same time initiating subtle and silent war on its own people. The war on terror has given America trillions of dollars in debt, reduced liberty, increased government spying and created a government even more hostile to its own people.

True conservatives are about small government. There is nothing conservative about a war party because wars are predicated on big government and fiat money, especially multiple wars on multiple continents. Yet a war party is apparently what Republicans have become because all of the presumptive candidates for the party’s next presidential election back an interventionist, wartime foreign policy… and that seems to be exactly what “conservatives” want (25).

The wars of Republicans against other nations is polluting the whole world. But these wars are also taking America to its destruction. There is no way that a United Nations, treaties, or any other human instrument can bring about peace. Such things mean nothing when one nation desires the land and resources of another.

The Republican war mongers must understand that they have committed unprecedented stupidity by launching wars against defenceless countries. The war crimes committed during the rule of the Republicans  are a clear declaration of war on God. If these atrocities of the Republican Party towards weak nations will continue, then God is going to enter in and bring justice. This tyranny usually brings about God’s wrath, and when that happens the innocent will suffer along with the guilty. It will bring about the destruction of the American nation. God’s wrath has already begun. Economic detoriaration has been snapping her feeble body from the inside for several decades now. The collapse of America’s huge corporation and stock market, government shutdown in 2013, civil unrest, drought, natural disasters, and the deterioration of America’s ethical manners in all fronts are clear examples of the beginning of the divine wrath.

11- Apocalyptic GOP Is Dragging America Into a Civil War

The Republican camp is increasingly acting as an apocalyptic cult.The insane decision to turn the once-routine procedure of raising the debt ceiling into a political crisis revealed that the GOP party mainstream had sunk to the level of terrorism – holding the economic system hostage in exchange for political concessions. This was a form of violence, and a serious escalation even from the days of George W. Bush, when the party was mostly limited in its willingness to use human beings as pawns in homicidal ploys for political power. Bush was willing to sacrifice Iraqi lives, and the lives of American servicemen, for oil and votes. But this current crew of Republicans shook canisters of kerosene over the entire American population and threatened to light a match if it didn’t get what it wanted.

For the GOP, compromise of any kind defeats their central purpose. The party’s entire reason for being is conflict and aggression. There is no underlying patriotic instinct to find middle ground with the rest of the American people, because the party doesn’t have a vision for society that includes anyone outside the tent (26).

The reasons behind the deterioration of the Republican Party

1- The Republican Party is associated with several factions and sects that are obstructing its social and political role in the American society

The Republican Party is strongly associated with several factions influencing its social and political actions. These are: the Christian Right, Evangelical protestants, the neoconservatives, the Judeo-Christian coalition, and the Tea Party. The distorted ideologies and policies of these factions and sects are in fact lethal to the Republican Party and are hampering its beneficial role in the social and political American sphere. These factions and lobbies do only care about their own narrow interests at the expense of the real concerns of the masses, and they work hard to impose their distorted religious ideas on the Republican Party to the extent of forcing it to implement them worldwide. The result is seeding bigotry and dissension between the American people, and spreading mischief and ruin in innocent countries affected by the Republican ideas of dogmatism, intolerance and prejudice. Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, the plot of the Arab spring in the Middle East and the killing and displacement of millions of civilian innocents are examples of such bigotry against Muslims and their religion.

The greater outrage is that the Religious Right has created a poisonous mixture of politics and religion. Extreme conservatives keep mouthing their quasi-religious love of the Constitution. But most of them, apparently, have never read it and don’t understand it, because they keep trying to violate its most fundamental principle of separating state matters from religion.

The Christian Right Republicans are now theopoliticians – “Vote for me ’cause I’m on God’s side.” The Republicans are people who want to destroy America – to destroy the ideal of America as a nation in which people of all faiths, or no faith, can pursue their lives free of religious oppression (27).

Every war has its mongers who profit from its sorrows, rubble and spilt blood. So too does terrorism. Along with its victims and perpetrators, it has its merchants who capitalize on its horrors, chaos and climates of fear and tension. To these, every terrorist bombing and shooting is a golden opportunity to revive arrogant racist notions in a new Islamophobic format, thus enabling them to penetrate further into the mainstream, gaining new territory and more votes. The target is no longer “Africans”, “Asians”, “blacks”, or “browns”, but “Muslims”, “Arabs”, “Middle Easterners”, or “Syrians”. Against these, all limits may be dispensed with, the unspeakable may be spoken, the unacceptable becomes acceptable.

The Republicans started promulgating once more the old symphony of “we”and “they” reverberated once more. “Our enlightened values, were locked in existential struggle against their barbaric religion and savage culture. “They” here, of course, does not refer to extreme fanatical violent groups affiliated to al-Qaeda, or ISIS, but to hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world. Thus suddenly, ordinary working men and women going about their daily lives in Indonesia or Malaysia, Bangladesh or Senegal, find themselves cast as the enemy vying to destroy “our” western civilization, “our” sublime ideals and way of life.

2- The Republicans believe in Christian Right’s distorted ideologies that are tearing it apart

The Christian Right, with its distorted reading of the Bible and its false apocalyptic and dispensationalist beliefs, has destroyed the Arab countries. The Christian Right considers all Palestine a conclusive home for Israel and to hell with the Palestinians, the original inhabitants of the land. The Christian Right should have realized that by blindly supporting the Israeli aggression in Palestine, it had entered into the circle of injustice. Its hands became stained with Palestinian blood, and its conscious became burdened with the crimes of murder and expulsion. In the sight of Allah, supporters of criminals are equally guilty as criminals themselves. These crimes are the product of the Christian Right’s unconditional support for Israel without considering the simple right of the Palestinians to live as human beings in their modest homes. They think that by killing Palestinian Muslims, they are clearing the universe from the enemies of God. They must not play God, for God is just to his servants and is against tyranny and aggression. Had they confined themselves to the real Christian teachings aiming at piety, righteousness, and peace, their relationship with God and the world would have been different and better.

The Christian Right is behind the division we see now in the Arab world. The only country that will benefit from this division is Israel, of course.

The Christian Right is threatening world peace because it is interfering in America’s foreign policy, thus directing it to side blindly with Israel. The Christian Right is unwilling to see any peace settlement in the Middle East.

The Christian Right adjured American policymakers to adopt situations in the Middle East more harmonious to the Torah prophecies and to declare the right of the Jewish people to live on the land that was given to them by God, including the West Bank, Gaza, and Golan Heights. The leader of the Christian ethical majority claimed that as mentioned in the book of Genesis, the borders of Israel stretch east to the Euphrates River and west to the west of Egypt. He also added that the borders of the Promised Land enjoin parts from Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, all Lebanon, Jordan, and Kuwait!

This is how the Christian Right thinks. God chose the Israelis, while the evil infidel Arabs were not blessed by God. The Christian Right believes that since it was God’s wish that Israel be established, any Arab or Palestinian claims in Jerusalem or in Palestine land are false pretenses.

The Christian Right even think that the Arabs are but pieces of chess in a holy cosmetic game, a hysteric power unfit to perform any reformatory or positive role in history. The Arabs are the enemies of God because their conflict with Israel is a challenge to His will. And as history is heading towards its end, the Arabs become the focus of evil, uniting with the disfigured impostor against God!

The Old Testament heritage made several American Christians look at the Arab-Israeli conflict as a reflection to the events depicted in the Old Testament. They consider the Israelis of the twenty-first century as the children of Israel mentioned in the Torah, and the Palestinians are the Philistines, whose hero Goliath fought David. It seems, therefore, that for the sake of Israel, the Christian Right is ready to inflame a nuclear war to ascertain the sacred prophecies.

Evangelicals also believe that the war in Iraq was predicted in the Bible! The theologian Michael Lerner says the fundamentalism of many American Evangelicals “fits neatly with a politics of militarism, xenophobic nationalism, and support for US domination over other countries.”

The Republican neoconservatives  are the reason behind the chaos the Muslim world is suffering from. Most of the neoconservatives are Christian Right Republicans. Their major concern is foreign policy. They strongly favour US military interventions overseas and becoming the world’s policeman. Their core agenda is to reassert US global dominance through an aggressive foreign and military policy. They promoted the Iraq wars and are constantly the instigators for more confrontation with Iran and the Sudan and other Muslim states. They were among the chief  instigators of the Kosovo War and the American plot  (the New Middle East) aiming at destroying the Middle East and dividing it into sects and factions living without borders.

Opinion polls showed it was the 60 million Evangelicals who were among the strongest supporters of Bush’s administration, providing a moral and religious blessing for both the war on terror and the Iraq intervention. The support was partly based on dispensation pre-millennialism which sees the world spiraling towards apocalypse.

Evangelicals also organize pro- Israel solidarity rallies and distribute videos that encourage the faithful to pray for Israel’s victory over its enemies. The deceased Jerry Falwell said, “The Bible Belt is Israel’s only safety belt right now.” There is no safety belt for Palestinians.

The blindsiding of America with Israel against the Palestinians is fairly supported by the Christian Right and its factions and sects. The marriage between Zionism and the Christian Right, and its influence on the White House and American foreign policy, is a disaster that would take America to its demise. This baseless contorted marriage spread Islamophobia in the American society and threatened the solidarity of the American nation.

The Republicans designed the Arab Spring or what is known as “The New Middle East.” The plot aimed at dividing the Middle East into religious and ethnic factions and sects living in small sectors without borders, so that America could draw the map of the Middle East in accordance with its geostrategic needs and objectives. This vicious plan has led to millions of deaths, displacements and refugees now scattered on the borders of foreign countries without food or water.

As examples I forward here some of the distorted ideas influencing the decisions of the Republican Party.

Dominionism

Several Evangelicals like Pat Robertson believe that there will never be world peace until God’s house and God’s people are given their rightful place of leadership at the top of the world. The late Jerry Falwell and D. James Kennedy and R.J. Rushdoony had endorsed similar ideas. The core theme is to reclaim America for Christ, whatever the cost. As the vice regents of God, the Christian Right is to exercise godly dominion and influence over the  schools, the government, the literature and arts, the  sports arenas, the entertainment media, the news media, the scientific endeavours; in short, over every aspect and institution of human society.

The Evangelicals exemplified by Pat Robertson, Jerry Flawel, Franklin Graham, Jimmy Swaggart,  John Haggee and others targeted the Republican Party as the vehicle through which they could advance their agenda. At the same time, a small group of Republican strategists targeted fundamentalist, Pentecostal and charismatic churches to expand the base of their political power. Now America is facing the danger of the rise of dominionists in the U.S. federal government. Today’s hard right seeks total dominion. It’s packing the courts and rigging the rules. The target is not the Democrats but democracy itself.

The Christian Right believe then in dominionism and tendencies toward authoritarian theocratic governance with an apocalyptic end times theological viewpoint that sees the war in Iraq as part of God’s plan.  Dominionism is therefore a tendency among Protestant Christian evangelicals and fundamentalists that encourages them to not only be active political participants in civic society, but also seek to dominate the political process as part of a mandate from God. The religious right remains the largest voting bloc in the Republican Party.

This highly politicized concept of dominionism is based on the distorted reading of the bible – Genesis 1:26:

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'” (New International Version).

The vast majority of Christians read this text and conclude that God has appointed them stewards and caretakers of Earth. Some Christians read the text and believe that Christians alone are Biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns.

According to acclaimed journalist and television host Bill Moyers:

“True, people of faith have always tried to bring their interpretation of the Bible to bear on American laws and morals … it’s the American way, encouraged and protected by the First Amendment.  But what is unique today is that the radical religious right has succeeded in taking over one of America’s great political parties. The country is not yet a theocracy but the Republican Party is, and they are driving American politics, using God as a battering ram on almost every issue: crime and punishment, foreign policy, health care, taxation,  energy,  regulation, social services and so on.”

Dominion theologians preached that it was Christians’ job to take over the world and impose biblical rule. Christ would not return until the church had claimed dominion over all of the world’s governments and institutions.

According to Pat Robertson at a banquet in 1984: “Our aim is to gain dominion over society.” The path to dominion was made clear when Robertson told the Denver Post in 1992 that his goal was to “take working control of the Republican Party.” The American people need to embrace democracy with a passion — for it was voter apathy that allowed Pat Robertson to get so many dominionists elected to Congress.

In 2000, the Republican Party of Texas declared that it “affirms that the United States is a Christian nation.” That sentiment reached the national level. The Constitution Restoration Act of 2004 acknowledged Christianity’s God as the “sovereign source” of our laws. It would reach back in history and reverse all judicial decisions that have built a wall between church and state, and it would prohibit federal judges from making such rulings in the future.

The religious leaders –Christian Right evangelicals – are using the Republican Party as a way to gain dominion over society. As explained by journalist and author Chris Hedges:

“This movement is a hybrid of fundamentalists, Pentacostals, Southern Baptists, Conservative Catholics, Charismatics and other evangelicals, all of whom are at war doctrinally, but who nonetheless share a belief that America is destined to become a Christian nation, led by Christian men who are in turn directed by God…Lately the leaders of the movement have even begun to reach out to Mormons.

America becomes, in this militant biblicism, an agent of God, and all political and intellectual opponents of America’s Christian leaders are viewed, quite simply, as agents of Satan.

Demonists seek to re-interpret the U.S. Constitution so that it conforms to their Biblical World View. Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel declares it’s time to get Jesus into the judicial mix. According to dominionists, the Bible has supremacy over the U.S. Constitution. In a 2002 address to the Society of Catholic Social Scientists in Ann Arbor, Mich., federal judge James Leon Holmes, appointed in July, 2004, affirmed the supremacy of the Bible:

“Christianity transcends the political order and cannot be subordinated to the political order.”

In other words, the principle of separation of church and state has no place in his vision for the future:

“The final reunion of Church and state will take place at the end of time, when Christ will claim definitive political power of all creation, inaugurating an entirely new society based on the supernatural.”

Dominionism has become a broad political impulse within the Tea Party as Christian Right activists and members of the Republican Partry. Dominionists celebrate Christian nationalism, in that they believe the United States once was, and should again be, a Christian nation. In this way, they deny the Enlightenment roots of American democracy. They promote religious supremacy, insofar as they generally do not respect the equality of other religions, or even other versions of Christianity. Dominionists endorse theocratic visions, believing that the Ten Commandments, or “biblical law,” should be the foundation of American law, and that the U.S. Constitution should be seen as a vehicle for implementing Biblical principles.

Dominionists share the belief that Christians have a mandate to take dominion over every area of life, and it is just this tendency that has spread through Evangelical Protestantism, resulting in the emergence of various brands of dominionist thinkers in contemporary American Evangelicalism. This dangerous movement could descend into neo-fascism (28).

Reconstructionism

Christian Reconstructionism is a fundamentalist Calvinist theonomic movement (the state of being governed by God), that has been founded by Rousas John Rushdoony, and had an important influence on the Christian Right in the United States. Reconstructionism advocate theonomy and the restoration of certain laws said to have continuing applicability. Christian Reconstructionists are usually postmillenniallists (believe in end-times theology known as eschatology).

Christian Reconstructionism has played a role in promoting the trend toward explicitly Christian politics in the larger U.S. Christian Right. This movement has influence among advocates of the growth of the Christian homeschooling and other Christian education movements that seek independence from the direct oversight or support of the civil government. Because their numbers are so small compared to their influence, they are sometimes accused of being secretive and conspiratorial.

In Matthew 28:18, Jesus says, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” This verse is seen as an announcement by Jesus that he has assumed authority over all earthly authority. In that light, some theologians interpret the Great Commission as a command to exercise that authority in his name, bringing all things (including societies and cultures) into subjection under his commands. Rousas John Rushdoony, for example, interpreted the Great Commission as a republication of the “creation mandate”, referring to Genesis 1:28.

Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing…

For Rushdoony, the idea of dominion implied a form of Christian theocracy or, more accurately, a theonomy. For example, he wrote that the purpose of Christ’s coming was in terms of the creation mandate… The redeemed are called to the original purpose of man, to exercise dominion under God, to be covenant-keepers, and to fulfill “the righteousness of the law” (Rom. 8:4)… Man is summoned to create the society God requires.

Several key leaders have acknowledged an intellectual debt to the theonomists. Jerry Falwell and D. James Kennedy have endorsed Reconstructionist books. Rushdoony has appeared on Kennedy’s television program and the 700 Club several times. Pat Robertson makes frequent use of ‘dominion’ language; his book, The Secret Kingdom, has often been cited for its theonomy elements; and pluralists were made uncomfortable when, during his presidential campaign, he said he ‘would only bring Christians and Jews into the government,’ as well as when he later wrote, ‘There will never be world peace until God’s house and God’s people are given their rightful place of leadership at the top of the world.’

It is therefore evident that the Christian Right had been significantly influenced by Christian Reconstructionism. The concept that Christians are Biblically mandated to ‘occupy’ all secular institutions has become the central unifying ideology for the Christian Right.”

Christian Reconstructionism dramatically influenced the most influential form of dominion theology, and it influenced both the theological concepts and political activism of white Protestant conservative evangelicals mobilized by the Christian Right (29).

Christian Reconstructionists believe that as more Christians adopt Dominion Theology, they will eventually convert the majority of Americans. Then the country will realize that the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights are merely codicils to Old Testament biblical law. For many, President Obama and the Democratic Party are among these “demonic forces.”! (30).

Racism

Unfortunately, the white evangelical church carries a shameful legacy of racism, and in spite of that, it calls for a repudiation of racism and bigotry in all its ugly forms. But this call is merely lip service! It is a  the sign of a guilty conscience?

Ralph Reed, wrote: “The white evangelical church carries a shameful legacy of racism and the historical baggage of indifference to the most central struggle for social justice in this century, a legacy that is only now being wiped clean by the sanctifying work of repentance and racial reconciliation.”

The Republican Party is known by its racism. It neglects the Bible verse (Ephesians 2:14): ”For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.”

The Christian right would have grown so large and powerful without the racial hostility that its leaders now hypocritically denounce. For all the brotherhood talk, the Christian Right may still draw on racial animus in more subtle ways. There is nothing inherently racist in its attacks on welfare, affirmative action or illegitimacy. But much of the racial conversation in America takes place by way of code. And in some places the right’s agenda is received as a winking affirmation of racial animus, whether its leaders intend that or not. The fact is that the Christian Right and racism are initially deeply interwinned (31).

The Religious Right has tried for years to Lose its reputation for racism. With the emergence of the Tea Party and its overtly racist attitudes, one can’t help but be reminded of another so-called Christian organization – the KKK. Over the years, the Christian Right has tried to wash itself clean from its racist past. Christian Right Republicans had been on the wrong side of the civil rights movement (32).

“Christian Identity” is the name of a religious movement uniting many of the white supremacist groups in the United States. Identity’s teachers promote racism and sometimes violence. Their roots are deeply embedded in movements such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazis. They consider themselves true Israel and view the Jews as half-devils and arch enemies. They believe all but the white race are inferior creations. Identity’s religious views are bizarre and, and their view of history is often informed by conspiracy theories. Identity’s use of the name “Christian” to promote racism and violence is blasphemous. Jesus Christ as redeemer of all races is God’s supreme answer to Identity’s outrageous claims.

it is the Christian Right, that is organizing to force their way of thinking on other Americans. A quick visit to their website shows that this is not the first time they have successfully harassed advertisers for advertising on shows that do not conform to their ideology. It is not a coincidence that the organized Islamophobia networks in America often include the same people who are trying to force-feed the Bible into government, schools, and public life.

The Republican candidates for 2016 presidency Ben Carson and Donald Trump use racism to gain votes. The black Republican candidate Ben Carson has said that blocking potential terrorists posing as Syrian refugees from entering the US was akin to handling a rabid dog. “If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog,” Carson told reporters at one stop.

Donald Trump called to ban Muslims from emigrating to the United States. He said, “They are not coming to this country if I am president.” Trump also called to build a wall along the Mexican border, because this would make America safer.

“We’re going to have to do things that we never did before,” Trump told Yahoo News when asked if he might require registering Muslims in a database or giving them a form of special identification that noted their religion. “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule.”

The Republicans Donald Trump and Ben Carson are contributing to an already toxic environment that may be difficult to correct once their political ambitions have been satisfied.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemned controversial statements made by Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson about American Muslims and Syrian refugees. CAIR referred to the candidates’ remarks as “Islamophobic and unconstitutional.”

The Two Republican candidates are ignorant of the American constitution, which states, that the American nation was founded on a single, aspirational principle: ‘equal justice under law.’ They should have spread love and not Islamophobia. Americans need to come together and denounce such hateful speech.

white supremacist

The first and perhaps most socially undesirable form of racist theology rests on the notion of white supremacy, which holds that “white people” are superior to all other races, and that their destiny in this life is to dominate those other peoples. While some churches have struggled to reform a history of white supremacy, others still boldly proclaim a gospel of white power. David Duke declares that God’s program of genocide in the Old Testament was intended to preserve both Israel’s bloodline and its place of superiority over all other peoples. In this way, the life-and-death struggle between Israel and its neighbours was seen not as a merely territorial conflict, but an effort to protect the God-intended superiority and separation of the Israelites. Duke continues by proclaiming the supremacy of European Christianity over and above that embraced by other “sub-white” races. He writes that:

“Whatever the ethnic origins of the precursors of Christianity, over the centuries Christianity adopted a European cultural overlay both in its artistic expression and its religious tones. We can see those expressions in the breath-taking paintings of the Sistine Chapel, the sculpture of the Madonna and Child, the gothic cathedrals of Europe, and even in the classic Christmas carols that so deeply touch our hearts. Christianity is tightly wound within the heritage of Western Man. No race is so intrinsically Christian as the European, and I view all denominations that follow Christ whether they be Baptists or Catholics, Russian Orthodox or Methodist, Pentecostal or Mormons, as brothers in Christ. We may differ somewhat in our interpretation of the Scriptures, but all of us share our faith in Him.”

In contrast to European forms of Christianity, Duke holds that African and Black Caribbean Christianity can only stray from genuine Christianity. He proposes that when white missionaries and their superior influence are absent, Christianity inevitably degenerates into idol worship, witch doctoring, voodoo, or other non-Christian practices. Duke’s assumption is that black people are simply incapable of leading themselves into true Christianity, and that they need the guiding, sometimes coercive, hand of white mission Dom to herd them into the gates of salvation.

3- Distorted reading of the Bible by the Christian Right and its detrimental impact on world peace

After the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., evangelical leaders emerged as strong critics and even antagonists of Islam. They announced that Islam is an essentially violent religion. This polemic against Islam takes three forms: apologetics to prove the truth of Christianity against Islam; prophetic literature linking Islam as the main protagonist in end-times scenarios; and charismatic literature applying spiritual warfare teachings to Islam. Leaders of the Christian Right such as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and Franklin Graham denounced Islam as an evil religion and labelled Muhammad a terrorist and paedophile.

Pat Robertson’s 700 Club TV show, which airs on Christian networks across the US and UK, never misses an opportunity to pair the word ‘terrorist’ with the word ‘Islamic’, almost as if to make the point that their religion is always relevant to their action. And on social media, many Christians are quick to point out the faith of the perpetrators of certain atrocities, and use this as a springboard to denounce Islam; sometimes with the kind of ranting heavy-handedness which hardly glorifies their own God. The net result: a growing sense both inside and outside the church that Islam is something to be feared, contained, even fought.

The Christian Right known also as Evangelical Christians, and the affiliated neoconservatives, want to start WWIII to speed the second coming of Jesus. They  are using religion to justify war against the Muslim countries. They believe that Christ will not come again until Israel wipes out the Palestinians from Palestine. They want to start a huge fire of war and death and destruction, so that Jesus comes quickly.

According to French President Chirac, Bush told him that the Iraq war was needed to bring on the apocalypse.

“This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins”…

Bush was driven by the belief that the attack on Saddam’s Iraq was the fulfillment of a Biblical prophecy in which he had been chosen to serve as the instrument of the Lord.

And British Prime Minister Tony Blair long-time mentor, advisor and confidante said:

“Tony’s Christian faith is part of him, down to his cotton socks. He believed strongly at the time, that intervention in Kosovo, Sierra Leone – Iraq too – was all part of the Christian battle; good should triumph over evil, making lives better.”

Mr Burton, who was often described as Mr Blair’s mentor, says that his religion gave him a “total belief in what’s right and what’s wrong”, leading him to see the so-called War on Terror as “a moral cause”…

Anti-war campaigners criticised  remarks Mr Blair made in 2006, suggesting that the decision to go to war in Iraq would ultimately be judged by God.

Bill Moyers reports that the organization Christians United for Israel – led by highly-influential Pastor John C. Hagee – is a universal call to all Christians to help factions in Israel fund the Jewish settlements, throw out all the Palestinians and lobby for a pre-emptive invasion of Iran. All to bring Russia into a war against us causing World War III followed by Armageddon, the Second Coming and The Rapture.

This all revolves around what is called Dispensationalism. Dispensationalists include the following mega-pastors and their churches: Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Billy Graham. They are supported by politicians such as: Newt Gingrich, Joseph Lieberman; John McCain; Texas Senator John Cronyn; Former House Minority Whip Roy blunt; Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay and several others.

The battlefield of such destructive world is Islam and Muslims and the Middle East of course.

According to such erroneous interpretation of the Bible, over one-third of those Americans who support Israel report that they do so because they believe the Bible teaches that the Jews must possess their own country in the Holy Land before Jesus can return.

Millions of Americans believe that the Bible predicts the future and that we are living in the last days. Their beliefs are rooted in dispensationalism, a particular way of understanding the Bible’s prophetic passages, especially those in Daniel and Ezekiel in the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. They make up about one-third of America’s 40 or 50 million evangelical Christians and believe that the nation of Israel will play a central role in the unfolding of end-times events. In the last part of the 20th century, dispensationalist evangelicals became Israel’s best friends-an alliance that has made a serious geopolitical difference.

In their commitment to keep Israel strong and moving in directions prophesied by the Bible, dispensationalists are supporting some of the most dangerous elements in Israeli society. They do so because such political and religious elements seem to conform to dispensationalist beliefs about what is coming next for Israel. By lending their support-both financial and spiritual-to such groups, dispensationalists are helping the future they envision come to pass.

Dispensationalists believe that the Temple is coming too; and their convictions have led them to support the aims and actions of what most Israelis believe are the most dangerous right-wing elements in their society, people whose views make any compromise necessary for lasting peace impossible. Such sentiments do not matter to the believers in Bible prophecy, for whom the outcome of the quarrelsome issue of the Temple Mount has already been determined by God.

Leo Strauss is the father of the Neo-Conservative movement, including many leaders of the Bush administration. Indeed, many of the main neocon players – including Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Stephen Cambone, Elliot Abrams, and Adam Shulsky – were students of Strauss at the University of Chicago, where he taught for many years.

The people pushing for war against Iran are the same neocons who pushed for war against Iraq. For example, Shulsky was the director of the Office of Special Plans – the Pentagon unit responsible for selling false intelligence regarding Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. He is also a member of the equivalent organization targeting Iran: the Iranian Directorate.

Strauss, born in Germany, was an admirer of Nazi philosophers and of Machiavelli. Strauss believed that a stable political order required an external threat and that if an external threat did not exist, one should be manufactured. Specifically, Strauss thought that:

A political order can be stable only if it is united by an external threat . . . Following Machiavelli, he maintained that if no external threat exists then one has to be manufactured.

Strauss taught that religion should be used as a way to manipulate people to achieve the aims of the leaders. But that the leaders themselves need not believe in religion.

As a result, a swarm of spam emerged in the Republicans and Strauss followers claiming that all Muslims are evil, that they want to take over the world and establish a Muslim caliphate, and that they want to nuke Israel. They misquote Muslims and use false statements to try to stir up religious hatred.

They are simply promoting the Straussian playbook: stir up religious sentiment – even if you are personally an atheist – to create and demonize an “enemy”, so as to promote war.

The Republican party is influenced by the Tea Party. The Tea Party includes those who possess a strong belief in the foundational Judeo-Christian values. The Tea Party is a movement, not an organization. There remains no headquarters for the Tea Party, no leader, and no wholly accepted direction. Propelled by the media and shaped by political elites – such as the charismatic former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin – in 2009, citizens across America began attending gatherings of varying sizes under the wider umbrella of the Tea Party. The movement, seemed to afford an opportunity to the Republican Party to garner replenished electorate support.  This was due to many, at least partly-, shared beliefs that Tea Partiers were echoing across the America.

The Tea Party is not the Christian Right: It does not organize churches or afford a special place for religious communities or their leaders. But it largely shares social conservatives’ goals. White evangelicals make up about 40 percent of Republicans nationally, not to mention a majority of Tea Party identifiers. While the Tea Party has not escaped the central dilemma of the Christian Right, and so many other social movements across American history—how to take a minority viewpoint and make coalitions to forge a national majority – it carries the torch of social conservatism that the Christian Right brought to the Republican Party. The Christian Right provided in fact a useful template for the Tea Party.

Though the ranks of the Tea Party are predominantly made up of committed conservatives, the Tea Parties are not operating under the guidance of official GOP institutions. The Republican National Committee is not in charge, and neither are state party organs. Instead, a mix of local networks, resource deploying national organizations, and conservative media outlets constitute Tea Partyism and give it a great deal of dynamism and flexibility at a pivotal juncture in US politics. Grassroots Networks At the grassroots level, Tea Parties are small, loosely interrelated networks, assembled at the initiative of local and regional organizers, who often use online organizing tools. The website MeetUp, which helps people with given interests identify one another and arrange face-to-face meetings, has been very widely used by Tea Partiers (33).

The Tea Party has undergone some fundamental changes over the years, primary among them the embracing of the religious right. What began as a protest against liberal spending policies  has solidified into a movement championing a wide array of traditional American Christian values, among them opposition to abortion, support of Second Amendment gun rights, and  continued calls for reduced spending. But the views of many of those within the Tea Party have become increasingly extreme, and the positions of their politicians have followed suit. Thus we have witnessed such spectacles as congressman Paul Broun stating that evolution and the big bang model (scientific theories in disagreement with the teachings of the Christian Bible) are “lies straight from the pit of Hell”, and former representative Todd Akin claiming that women are able to “shut down” their body’s reproductive system when they are raped. Cases such as these are worrying for the Republicans, because such positions are often not only tolerated, but positively demanded by the ultra-religious Tea Party before a candidate will be considered for nomination in the primaries. Unfortunately, it is difficult for these candidates to divorce themselves from such extreme statements in the general election, when they must answer to voters with decidedly more centrist views.

The Republican politicians fear that they say things in public that may prove self-destructive in the general election, or maintain middle-road electability and face the danger of never being nominated? One need only reference the case of Eric Cantor, whose out-of-nowhere loss in his own primary shocked the GOP (and sent ripples throughout American politics), to understand the ongoing influence wielded by the Tea Party within the modern Republican tent (34).

Although the movement holds pockets of support stretching across the US, it is important to stress that it is a minority group. Although their views are very vocal, and often amplified by conservative media sources like Fox News, the group predominantly represents the views of older, white, religious, conservative males. Despite representing a very specific demographic, the movement’s heightened activism – relative to rank-and-file Republicans – has enabled it to have had a disproportionate effect on the behaviour of the Republican Party. Direct support from the movement, or willingness to affiliate with its principles, ‘clearly improved a candidate’s electoral prospects. It is apparent that in the 2010 mid-term election, several candidates backed by the Tea Party went on to win handsomely in strong Republican States.

The Tea Party’s ties to the Republican Party have conceivably been consistently dragging its political position to the right. Association with the movement has definitively damaged Republican performance in important elections since 2010; and crucially may have served to drag Mitt Romney’s political stance too far to the right in the 2012 presidential election to capture the confidence of swing voters. After November 2012, the Republican Party has elevated its effort to distance itself from the Tea Party movement (35).

The demise of the Tea Party was loudly announced right after Congress voted to lift the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government. The Republican fever was broken, and President Obama won deva stately over the Tea Party (36).

4- Neoconservatism of the Republican Party threatens the world peace

The Neocons have so corrupted the Republican Party that in order to be considered a viable national presidential candidate and to be embraced by the rank and file and Tea Party right, one must openly advocate for an open-ended continuation of the war on terror and a de facto war against Iran.

Of course, the Republican Party was born of corporatism and nurtured on bloodshed, so it’s no surprise that the masses, programmed as they are and conned into an unreasoning fear of U.S.-created Islamic booger bears, are eager to embrace a candidate who pledges unwavering support to Israel and who wants to continue slaughtering Middle Easterners armed, trained, funded and inspired by America and its allies — including Israel.

Neoconservative Republicans envision a world in which the United States is the unchallenged superpower, immune to threats. They believe that the US has a responsibility to act as a “benevolent global hegemon.” In this capacity, the US would maintain an empire of sorts by helping to create democratic, economically liberal governments in place of “failed states” or oppressive regimes they deem threatening to the US or its interests. In the neocon dream world the entire Middle East would be democratized in the belief that this would eliminate a prime breeding ground for terrorists. This approach, they claim, is not only best for the US; it is best for the world. In their view, the world can only achieve peace through strong US leadership backed with credible force, not weak treaties to be disrespected by tyrants.

Any regime that is outwardly hostile to the US and could pose a threat would be confronted aggressively, not “appeased” or merely contained. The US military would be reconfigured around the world to allow for greater flexibility and quicker deployment to hot spots in the Middle East, as well as Central and Southeast Asia. The US would spend more on defence, particularly for high-tech, precision weaponry that could be used in pre-emptive strikes. It would work through multilateral institutions such as the United Nations when possible, but must never be constrained from acting in its best interests whenever necessary.

Most neocons believe that the US has allowed dangers to gather by not spending enough on defence and not confronting threats aggressively enough. One such threat, they contend, was Saddam Hussein and his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. Since the 1991 Gulf War, neocons relentlessly advocated Mr. Hussein’s ouster.

Most neocons share unwavering support for Israel, which they see as crucial to US military sufficiency in a volatile region. They also see Israel as a key outpost of democracy in a region ruled by despots. Believing that authoritarianism and theocracy have allowed anti-Americanism to flourish in the Middle East, neocons advocate the democratic transformation of the region, starting with Iraq. They also believe the US is unnecessarily hampered by multilateral institutions, which they do not trust to effectively neutralize threats to global security.

Finding a kindred spirit in President Reagan, neocons greatly influenced US foreign policy in the 1980s. But in the 1990s, neocon cries failed to spur much action. Outside of Reaganite think tanks and Israel’s right-wing Likud Party, their calls for regime change in Iraq were deemed provocative and extremist by the political mainstream. With a few notable exceptions, such as President Bill Clinton’s decision to launch isolated strikes at suspected terrorist targets in Afghanistan and Sudan in 1998, their talk of pre-emptive military action was largely dismissed as overkill.

Despite being muted by a president who called for restraint and humility in foreign affairs, neocons used the 1990s to hone their message and craft their blueprint for American power. Their forward thinking and long-time ties to Republican circles helped many neocons win key posts in the Bush administration.

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 moved much of the Bush administration closer than ever to neoconservative foreign policy. Only days after 9/11, one of the top neoconservative think tanks in Washington, the Project for a New American Century, wrote an open letter to President Bush calling for regime change in Iraq. Before long, Bush, who campaigned in 2000 against nation building and excessive military intervention overseas, also began calling for regime change in Iraq. In a highly significant nod to neocon influence, Bush chose the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) as the venue for a key February 2003 speech in which he declared that a US victory in Iraq “could begin a new stage for Middle Eastern peace.” AEI – the de facto headquarters for neconservative policy – had been calling for democratization of the Arab world for more than a decade (37).

Republican neoconservatives were the strongest supporters of the Iraq War. The engineers of the Iraq wars were the Republican neoconservatives: former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defence Donal Rumsfeld, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz, former Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Douglas Feith, former UN ambassador John Bolton, Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio, Congressman Peter King, and pundits Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol and Davis Frump.

Though Saddam Hussein did not use weapons of mass destruction nor set fire to Iraq’s oil fields nor attack Israel with rockets, the war has had many serious results ranging from death and destruction in Iraq to regional instability to a weakened world economy.

The Republican Bush the son, beautifully succeeded in implementing the agenda of the people he belongs to: the Christian right wing, the neoconservatives, the Judio-Christian coalition, the Christian leaders hating Islam, and the Zionist organizations supporting them.

The Middle East and Muslims everywhere are fed up of such arrogant, double standard and irrational foreign policies of the Republicans. It is their image that they have to change by adopting wise and rational policies toward the Islamic world and American Muslims in particular.

In conclusion, the terrorism the world is suffering from today is due to a good deal to the American provocation and injustice applied on Islam as a religion and on Muslims in general.

Due to the irresponsible policies of the Republicans toward the Middle East, Muslims and Islam, in addition to the hatred spilled out from the big mouths of the so called Christian leaders against Islam, we can now find in the Middle East as well as in several other parts of the world shouts calling for abandoning the dollar in exchange to other currencies, trade and oil embargo, plus allying with other superpowers striving to inherit the position of the US in the area in order to benefit from the Arabs’ wealth.

Do the Republicans are aware of such important facts? Could they predict what bad consequences are in store for them in the near future if they don’t think rationally? Right now they are just looking under their feet trying hard to implement their ugly agenda of persecution against Muslims. By doing this they are in fact losing the support of 7 million American Muslims plus millions of other Americans sympathetic with them? Implementing their agenda will add losses over losses to their already sick economy (38).

In order to invade Iraq without any logical reason, the republican President George W. Bush invented lies to attack Iraq. He lied without hesitation or remorse. Bush and his administration led a propaganda to convince Americans that war with Iraq was inevitable and necessary. Bush falsely claimed that the Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons, is rebuilding the facilities to make more, and could launch a biological and chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes after the order is given.  The regime has long-standing and continuing ties to terrorist groups, and there are al Qaeda terrorists inside Iraq. This regime is seeking a nuclear bomb, and with fissile material could build one within a year.

Various scientific surveys of Iraqi deaths resulting from the first four years of the Iraq War estimated that between 151,000 to over one million Iraqis died as a result of conflict during this time. A later study, published in 2011, estimated that approximately 500,000 Iraqis had died as a result of the conflict since the invasion. Counts of deaths reported in newspapers collated by projects like the Iraq Body Count Project  found 174,000 Iraqis reported killed between 2003 and 2013, with between 112,000-123,000 of those killed being civilian non-combatants.

For troops in the U.S.-led multinational coalition,  the death toll is carefully tracked and updated daily, and the names and photographs of those killed in action as well as in accidents have been published widely. A total of 4,491 U.S. service members were killed in Iraq between 2003 and 2014.

As for humanitarian crisis, with close to 4 million displaced people in and outside of Iraq, an average of about 100 people killed daily, and a third of the population living in poverty, Iraq ‘s humanitarian emergency has reached a crisis level that compares with some of the world’s most urgent catastrophes.

With stepped up Coalition bombing and ground attacks as well as rise in sectarian violence, a growing number of Iraqis are being forced to leave their homes and minority groups are now seriously at risk. According to UNHCR, there are 1.9 million internally displaced people in the country and 2 million refugees escaped to neighbouring countries, especially Syria and Jordan. Unemployment and poverty rose sharply, too. According to the United Nations Development Programme, one-third of the population now lives in poverty. Education has broken down. Further, Iraqis basic needs in drinking water, food, sanitation and electricity are not met. Hospitals lack basic medical supplies and are understaffed.

During the war and occupation, the Coalition has failed to protect Iraq ‘s incomparable cultural heritage, exposing it to looters and art thieves. The National Library and the National Museum, along with many other important cultural institutions, were badly damaged and looted in the early days of the occupation.

Shortly before the outbreak of hostilities, UN Secretary General stated that the use of force without Council endorsement would “not be in conformity with the Charter” and many legal experts described the US-UK attack as an act of aggression, violating international law.

This is one of the many sins for which Bush, his administration, and the Republican Party supporting him if they all spend a life time atoning, their sin will never be forgiven. They will all carry this sin on their shoulders on the day of accountability, and all the deaths and ruins, which resulted from this war, will be laid to their charge.

Former US congressman Ron Paul has said that the Republican Party’s control of the Senate will cause more “neocon wars in Syria and Iraq.” And that’s what exactly happened.

5- Republicans and the Tea party are against Islam

Analysis of recent Pew Research Centre data reveals that those who are more likely to holds racist beliefs against Islam include conservatives, protestants, Republicans, whites and older Americans. All of these groups are disproportionately represented in the Tea Party ranks. This kind of blatant racism is due to lower levels of education, lack of acquaintance with Muslims, and increased reliance on the bias mass media. Right wing media pundits – the primary source of information for Tea Partiers have played a critical role in fomenting the anti-Muslim, anti-Arab paranoia that is so disturbingly prevalent in the Tea party.

Where do Tea Partiers get their misguided conceptions of Islam and its alleged threat to America? Tea Partiers admit that they rely heavily on right-wing media – Fox news –  as their trusted source of news. Fox notoriously disseminates racist messages again Muslims. But Fox is not the only source of American ignorance regarding Islam. The U.S. media as a whole have long spread racist images and messages against Islam. The U.S. movie industry has been awash with offensive images of Arabs and Muslims that encourage a pervasive and unapologetic degradation and dehumanization of Muslims. Individuals who rely primarily on the mass media for their information about Islam are likely to hold racist, anti-Arab and anti- Muslim attitudes (39).

Matt Taibibi sees that Tea Partiers as narcissists – people concerned to slash social programs that help less advantaged others but determined to preserve programs that serve their own interests. He believes that the Tea Partiers are both racist and narcissists.

The Tea Party seems to believe that Such rhetoric from two young and charismatic officeholders cheers establishment Republicans who fear that the rise of Trump and of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — with their frequent strong words on immigrants in the country illegally — could ruin the GOP for years, eliminating any chance of winning the White House if either is the nominee and turning off swing voters, minorities and women, and the politics of scapegoating can help it reach a wider audience in the midst of an economic crisis.

The sheriff in Broward County, Florida, is under fire from an anti-Islam group and Tea Party members for hiring and refusing to fire a Muslim deputy who also serves as director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Florida.

“I hate Islam. Islam is evil,” anti-Islam activist David Rosenthal said, according to WPLG and Raw Story. “Ideally, I would ban Islam in the United States. I am against Sharia-compliant Muslims having any position in government, law enforcement or the schools.”

WFTL radio host Joyce Kaufman also wrote an online post to criticise the hiring of Hamze.

Last October, the activists and Florida Tea Party members rallied, calling for the resignation of Israel and Hamze.

The anti-Islam protesters said Hamze should not be in law enforcement because he refused to renounce Islamic law.

At the rally, Tom Trento of the anti-Islam group The United West said, “What the hell is going on with Scott Israel that he hires a terrorist!”

Wilfredo Ruiz, a local attorney who works with Hamze at CAIR, said it’s another example of hate speech towards Muslims.

“We don’t want to make the same errors like putting people in the camps, like we did to the Japanese [during World War II], or segregating schools like in the ’50s here in Florida. We are far past that,” he said.

Ruiz is cooperating with the FBI in a case about recruitment by ISIS locally.

“These ISIS clowns murder more Muslim men and rape more Muslim women than anyone else,” Ruiz said.

He said Hamze is a dedicated officer and does not deserve to be maligned.

“Like him, thousands of other Muslims in America today are wearing the uniform. … I was, myself, a naval officer. Nobody from a desk can tell me what patriotism is when I have worn my uniform,” he said.

Rosenthal maintained though that “the Islamisation of Broward County has begun.”

Each of the 2016 White House hopefuls made their case to the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Presidential Forum on Thursday why they’d be the strongest defender of America’s and Israel’s national security against the kind of violence seen in San Bernardino, Calif., Wednesday.

Nearly all of the candidates — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was detained by Senate votes and never made it — argued that the incident was an example of the terrorist threat facing America and Israel and proceeded to attack President Barack Obama for not readily using the term “radical Islamic terrorism.”

Speaking before influential Washington Jewish Republicans, some of them heavy-hitting donors, the candidates competed to be the staunchest supporter of Israel and the biggest opponents of the Iran deal.

But also playing out on stage was a battle to define the Republican party and its future, with Sen. Lindsey Graham delivering a strong rebuke of what he called the “hateful rhetoric” that he said will doom the GOP.

6- The entire Republican Party has fallen prey to bigotry and paranoid fantasy

The Republicans seem to have made up their minds: they will divide, degrade and secede from the Union. They will do so with bullying, lies and manipulation, a willingness to say anything, no matter how daft or wrong. They will do so by spending unheard of sums to buy elections with the happy assistance of big business and wealthy patrons for whom the joys of gross income inequality are a comfortable fact of life. By gerrymandering and denying the vote to as many of the poor, the elderly, struggling low-paid workers, and people of colour as they can. And by appealing to the basest impulses of human nature: anger, fear and bigotry.

Donald Trump is just the most outrageous and big-mouthed of the frothing wolf pack of deniers and truth benders. “The Republican Party has become an insurgent outlier – ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.”

 

Just four-and-a-half years ago, Washington mainstays Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein shocked the inside-the-Beltway establishment (especially the press, with its silent pact to speak no evil of wrongdoers lest they deny you an interview) when they published their book, It’s Even Worse than It Looks. The two esteemed political scientists wrote, In the years since, an ugly situation has only gotten increasingly dire, with right-wing radicals whipped into a frenzy by a Republican establishment that thought it could use their rage, only to find it running amok and beyond their control. In a recent interview with Francis Wilkinson of Bloomberg View, Norman Ornstein said, “The future still looks pretty grim.” And Thomas Mann noted, “The burden is on the GOP because they are currently the major source of our political dysfunction. No happy talk about bipartisanship can obscure that reality. Unless other voices and movements arise within the Republican Party to changes its character and course, our dysfunctional politics will continue.”

The fever is pandemic not only among the party’s presidential candidates but throughout the House and Senate right down to the state governments. Witness erstwhile GOP presidential candidate and current Wisconsin governor Scott Walker cutting off food stamps for the hungry and possibly bankrupting food pantries in his state just in time for Christmas – because many of those on the lowest rung of the ladder haven’t yet found a job.

And here’s multimillionaire Bruce Rauner winning the governorship of Illinois after spending some $65 million — half of which came from himself and nine other individuals, families or the companies they control. Now he’s calling once again on his wealthy friends and allies around the country who, The New York times reports: “are rallying behind Mr. Rauner’s agenda: to cut spending and overhaul the state’s pension system, impose term limits and weaken public employee unions”– even though a majority of ordinary citizens in Illinois are opposed (40).

6- The Republican Party says something and do something else!

Neoconservative Republicans claim to follow the Constitution but sometimes they don’t. If a Democrat creates a law that is unconstitutional then neoconservatives would strongly fight it but if a Republican were to create a law that was unconstitutional they would support it.

Even though they claim to follow the Constitution they strongly support the Patriot Act which violates American citizen’s constitutional rights.

Neoconservative Republicans always talk about supporting a small limited federal government but they never ever make it smaller and barely attempt to make it smaller. It just gets bigger under there watch. Ronald Reagan when he was president talked about making the government smaller but he did not make it smaller even though many conservatives try and say he did. The Republican George W. Bush as president made the federal government much, much bigger! Republican neoconservatives will give you a pass on making the federal government bigger as long as you are a Republican. Neoconservatives are “big government conservatives.” They only talk about supporting a small federal government to get votes.

Neoconservatives support tax cuts and cut taxes but they also claim to support cutting spending but they barely ever cut it. They also claim to want a balanced budget but they have done nothing but create massive deficits! They always cut taxes but never lower spending and when you cut taxes you create less revenue and must lower spending or else you end up with budget deficits and this is what has happened. They think deficits are “not that big of a deal.” Pork barrel spending has also gone up under Republicans. Starting with Reagan’s presidency to present time all Republican presidents have grown the deficit pretty big. Reagan’s administration was the start of the neoconservatives influence. Reagan grew the deficit pretty big and George W. Bush grew it massively. Republicans look like big hypocrites when they yell at Obama for creating big deficits but don’t mention that the last couple Republican presidents have created big deficits too.

Neoconservative Republicans talk about cutting the spending on welfare programs yet they barely ever do it. They sometimes talk about getting rid of welfare but it’s a lie and they do not completely oppose welfare. They support a moderate system of welfare. The first neoconservatives supported most of the New Deal.

Neoconservative Republicans are in bed with corporations and practice crony capitalism which makes capitalism look bad. They support corporate welfare. They will do whatever big business tells them to.

Neoconservative Republicans want to keep the federal reserve while Paleoconservatives want to abolish it and replace it with a constitutional monetary system.

Neoconservatives support free trade but if you look back in history it was actually always the Democratic Party who supported free trade and lower tariffs and the Republican Party supported protectionism and high tariffs ever since the founding of the party. Over the last few decades the parties have seemed to swap stances on this issue.

Neoconservative Republicans support a very aggressive foreign policy that includes preemptive war. They support imperialism. They support nation building. They support a strong military and a big inflated military budget. They support a Wilsonian foreign policy and Wilson was a Democrat. There foreign policy is actually dangerous to America. One reason it is dangerous is because it can cause blow back. If there is a war going on in another country neoconservative Republicans may get America involved in it to help out one side but this causes America to gain enemies. One reason Osama Bin Laden attacked America is because America is heavily supportive of Israel sending them foreign aid at the expense of the Arabs. Al-Qaeda did not attack America because they”hate our freedoms” like all Neoconservative Republicans try to say.

Neoconservative Republicans support giving out foreign aid which is taxpayer’s money. They always talk about cutting spending but never ever do it. Neoconservatives are globalists (not the same as globalization). Globalists place the interests of the entire world before America. They give foreign aid to other countries when America could really use that money instead. America should come first not other countries.

They claim to oppose illegal immigration but there actions have shown this is false. Ronald Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million illegal immigrants and George W. Bush signed the Dream Act (41).

The “Religious Right” – known to some as the “religious wrong” – is a voting block comprising religiously-motivated right wing conservatives such as  American conservative Christian voters. the Religious Right plays an important role in the Republican Party. Many Republican politicians, have explicitly identified themselves as religious conservatives. It could be argued that the modern Republican Party is at heart a coalition between religious and business conservatives, in roughly equal parts.

The Religious Right helped propel the Republican George W. Bush to victory in the 2000 and2004 presidential campaigns.

In their Statements of the 2012 Republican platform, the Republicans decided to restore the American dream by rebuilding the economy and creating jobs;  reviving mall Business and Entrepreneurship; balancing the Budget, ensuring Sound Monetary Policy.

The Republican oath in the 2012 platform included an important issue:

“We believe that sound money policy should be our goal.”

But they broke their oath. The Bush administration did such a good job in squandering the American public’s hard earned taxpayer’s money on counter-productive policies that plunged the nation into worse socioeconomic and political state than it was under the watch of any Democrat leadership.

Most of these lavish spending were directed towards contracts awarded to the same Republican-run corporate entities. This means that all the huge wasteful spending directly or indirectly ends up in the pockets of Republican corporate contractors that are usually awarded the no-bid governmental contracts.

Several US companies that were awarded the no-bid contracts ranging from rebuilding to feeding the troops in Iraq were all grabbing as much pieces of the public pie as they were allowed to grab by the Bush administration while other companies of equal professional capabilities that competed for the same contracts, but owned by non-Republican bosses were shot out of their fair chance to bid for these contracts in Iraq.

Economically, the Bush-Cheney administration has left behind a big financial and economic mess. Bush administration has brought misery upon America by its misguided economic policies that have built a mountain of shaky debt and rendered dysfunctional large segments of the American banking industry and large sectors of the U.S. economy, through inappropriate deregulation to enrich greedy special interest characters, wheeler-dealers, corporate con men, professional short-sellers and other scam artists and swindlers. In so doing, it has empowered rich parasitic speculators and turned the financial sector into a giant casino, thus risking the health of the entire economy.

The Bush-Cheney administration has emptied the public treasury, debased the U.S. currency and fueled deflation, inflation and, in the end, produced stagflation and what can turn out to be a very serious recession.

It is thus no accident that the Bush-Cheney administration has presided over one of the worst financial collapses and credit crises in U.S. history, by packing regulatory agencies with cronies whose mission it was to let rapacious speculators and market manipulators go wild. The result has been the creation of a casino-like speculative economy that collapsed and crashed  down.

Under Bush-Cheney, financial markets became manipulated by unscrupulous bankers and by rapacious hedge funds, as public regulation was reduced to a minimum. Millions of Americans lost their homes through foreclosure and many more saw their working and pension incomes eroded and destroyed by inflation and plant closings.

The Republican George W. Bush will be remembered for having financed his whimsical and ill-conceived three trillion dollar war of aggression against Iraq on credit, thus worsening the U.S. financial situation in the world, irrevocably. He left behind him a financial mess like no one has seen since the great depressions following 1873 and 1929.

The Bush-Cheney administration has presided over economic dislocations and greed-fed financial bubbles, and it has been an agent poverty and of  financial and economic crises. This is an administration that will be sadly remembered for its huge tax cuts for the super rich, for its huge fiscal deficits bequeathed to future generations and for its huge and costly bailouts for speculators and high flyers, and very little for families and ordinary citizens.

As a consequence, on the whole, Americans are today poorer than when Bush took power, while the gap between the very rich and the average American has never been wider. It has been a regime that has borrowed and borrowed, debased the currency, waged unnecessary wars and doled out defense contracts in the most reckless possible way, with a minimum of oversight and accountability.

Perhaps one of the greatest indictments of the Bush-Cheney administration is the way it has used crude covert propaganda techniques worthy of a totalitarian regime. Indeed, it has launched a sophisticated propaganda campaign to manipulate information and public opinion that has had the effect of undermining democracy and the freedom of information. For one, it has subverted the major American TV and radio networks by providing them with  false independent analysts.

The Republican George W.  Bush, was unqualified for high office. This is a politician who presided over an administration that has acted as a wrecking crew, destroying most of everything it has touched.

In its countless failures, the Bush-Cheney administration has been an unhealthy mixture, rarely seen in a democracy, of immorality, lawlessness and incompetence (42).

In this regard, several polls illustrated the following:

  • 69 percent blame Bush for the current economic problems facing the United States;
  • 61 percent say the Bush’s decision to wage war in Iraq was the “wrong thing” to do;
  • 56 percent disapprove of the way Bush handled his job as a president;
  • 51 percent blame Bush for “the situation in Iraq,” as the Iraqi government has failed to find a sustaining coalition to help keep the country from breaking apart;
  • 47 percent answer “a lot” when asked if the Bush administration was to blame for “the difficulties the middle class has faced in the last decade”;
  • 43 percent believe that Bush will be viewed by historians as either “below average” or “poor” president.

The bad policy of the Republican George W. Bush is summarized as follows:

  • Spent US budget surplus and bankrupted the US treasury.
  • Created the largest annual national deficit in US history.
  • Two million American lost their jobs during the first year.
  • Set the record for the most private bankruptcies in any one month period in US history.
  • Set the record for the biggest drop in US stock market in the nation’s history.
  • Set the record for the most campaign fund-raising trips by a US president.
  • The credit markets, gripped by panic, had frozen overnight, and banks were refusing to lend money.
  • Housing prices inflated and a foreclosure crisis occurred.
  • For much of the Bush presidency, the White House was preoccupied by terrorism and war.
  • Millions of Americans faced home foreclosures (43).

The Republican oath in the 2012 platform was also:

“We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin. We believe that persons with disabilities should be afforded equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity as well.”

But again the Republican Party broke its oath. Donald Trump and Ben Carson stood against Muslims and showed ugly racism against their religion. They should have realized that people of all faiths are welcome in the U.S. because the nation was founded on religious tolerance.

Donald Trump – the bad choice of the GOP – has a weak chance to win the White House. In 2012, Romney easily won the non-Hispanic white vote, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome his poor showing among Hispanics, who broke 71 to 27 percent for Obama. A recent Post-Univision News poll found that 80% of Hispanics have an unfavorable view of Trump. Given that the electorate is expected to be less white than it was in 2012, Trump would have to win an unprecedented share of the white vote to stand a chance. Furthermore, Trump’s campaign has a poor record of setting up the competent field operations needed to boost turnout among his base of support.

Nor will the media advantage that has helped Trump in the Republican primaries carry over to the general election. As the rival party’s front-runner — and someone willing to take Trump on from the start — Clinton will have a much easier time getting her fair share of free media. In addition, barring a dramatic turn in the controversy over her State Department email, there isn’t much reason to think Clinton will struggle in the fall. Some have suggested that record turnout in the Republican primaries bodes ill for the Democrats come November. But there’s no historical evidence of such a connection. In 1980 and 1988, millions more people voted in the Democratic primaries than in the Republican contests — and Democrats lost in the fall. In 2000, Republicans had the edge, and the GOP lost the popular vote. And there’s no consistent relationship between increases or decreases in a party’s primary turnout from four years earlier and victory in November.

Some, on the other hand, worry that attacks on Trump for his long track record of lies and failures seem never to stick, or that he will be able to magically cast off the burden of his extremist stances by moving to the middle. But that’s what Democrats feared about Mitt Romney this time four years ago. Yet Latino voters did not forget about Romney’s call for self-deportation, and attacks on Romney as a corporate raider proved much more effective for Obama than they were for Romney’s foes in the GOP primary. Nor was Romney able to make voters forget the big gaps in his implausible budget and tax plan.

The hostility of Trump towards Muslims would certainly reduce his chance to win marginal votes. “In the 2000 election, approximately 70% of Muslims in America voted for Bush; among non-African-American Muslims, the ratio was over 80%.

In order to win the vote of the American Muslims, the Republicans have to stop insinuating that Muslims are alien to the American nation. They have to stop implying that they support terrorists. They have to stop accusing Muslims of being anti-American. And they need to denounce anyone in their ranks who does those things.

Of the nearly 1,000 Muslim registered voters planning to vote, half said they support the Democratic Party, and 15 percent said they back the Republican Party. About one-quarter of the registered voters did not want to share their political affiliation.

Due to the hostility of the Republicans towards American Muslims and their religion, Muslims are now shifting toward the Democratic Party.

Republicans might not need to worry just yet about winning back the Muslim vote, noting that Muslims compose about 1 percent of the national voting population. But Republicans should care, because there are a lot of young Muslims, which means a lot of new voters. Even though Muslims only make up 1 percent of voters, in a swing state “their vote will matter, because it’s such a marginal difference.

President Barack Obama has a message for Donald Trump — being president is tougher than being on a reality show and the American people are too “sensible” to elect him.

“I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president,” Obama said at a news conference in California after meeting with southeast Asian leaders. “And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people. Being president is a serious job. It’s not hosting a talk show, or a reality show.” Obama said.

He went on: “It’s not promotion, it’s not marketing. It’s hard. And a lot of people count on us getting it right.”

The presidency isn’t “a matter of pandering and doing whatever will get you in the news on a given day. And sometimes, it requires you making hard decisions even when people don’t like it,” Obama said, adding that whoever succeeds him needs to be able to reflect the importance of their office and give foreign leaders confidence he or she knows their names and something about their nations’ histories.

Obama also appeared to raise the question of whether Trump was prepared to be commander-in-chief.

“Whoever’s standing where I’m standing right now has the nuclear codes with them, and can order 21-year-old into a firefight, and (has) to make sure that the banking system doesn’t collapse, and is often responsible for not just the United States of America, but 20 other countries that are having big problems, or are falling apart and are gonna be looking for us to do something.”

He added: “The American people are pretty sensible, and I think they’ll make a sensible choice in the end.”

Trump responded to Obama during an event in Beaufort, South Carolina.

“He has done such a lousy job as president,” Trump said, before adding that he didn’t mind being targeted by Obama, saying he took it as a “great compliment.”

7- The Republicans were behind “The Arab Spring” known as the New Middle East”. They created ISIS and implanted it in the Arab world.

ISIS is the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has officially changed its name to the Islamic State.  These Muslim radicals now control large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, including areas on the Turkish border, as well as parts of eastern Libya and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt.

The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was credited by the Western media for coining the term) in replacement of the older and more imposing term, the “Greater Middle East.”

This shift in foreign policy phraseology coincided with the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Oil Terminal in the Eastern Mediterranean. The term and conceptualization of the “New Middle East,” was subsequently heralded by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Israeli Prime Minister at the height of  the Anglo-American sponsored Israeli siege of Lebanon. Prime Minister Olmert and Secretary Rice had informed the international media that a project for a “New Middle East” was being launched from Lebanon.

This announcement was a confirmation of an Anglo-American-Israeli “military roadmap” in the Middle East. This project, which has been in the  planning stages for several years, consists in creating an arc of instability, chaos, and violence extending from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria to Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Iran, and the borders of NATO-garrisoned Afghanistan.

The “New Middle East” project was introduced publicly by Washington and Tel Aviv with the expectation that Lebanon would be the pressure point for realigning the whole Middle East and thereby unleashing the forces of “constructive chaos.” This “constructive chaos” –which generates conditions of violence and warfare throughout the region– would in turn be used so that the United States, Britain, and Israel could redraw the map of the Middle East in accordance with their geo-strategic needs and objectives.

Secretary Condoleezza Rice stated during a press conference that “what we’re seeing here [in regards to the destruction of Lebanon and the Israeli attacks on Lebanon], in a sense, is the growing—the ‘birth pangs’—of a ‘New Middle East’ and whatever we do we [meaning the United States] have to be certain that we’re pushing forward to the New Middle East [and] not going back to the old one.” Secretary Rice was immediately criticized for her statements both within Lebanon and internationally for expressing indifference to the suffering of an entire nation, which was being bombed  indiscriminately by the Israeli Air Force.

The plot against the Middle East was openly declared by Bush Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice in November 2006. But the massacre against the Middle East, the Arabs, and their religion began few years before that when the Republican Bush under false pretenses launched wars against Afghanistan followed by Iraq.

The plot continued at the time Of Barak Obama because the Republicans seized Senate, gaining full control of Congress. The plot was to divide the Middle East into sects and factions living in small dominions or sectors without borders so as to redraw the map of the Middle east according to the geostrategic interests of the US, Britain and Israel.

Ways to reconstruct and reform the Republican Part

1- The Republican Party must stop spreading hatred against Muslims and their religion.

The Republicans with their bigotry and hatred against Islam wrongly think they are on the right path, but the truth is they are bringing Allah’s wrath upon their heads and over their country. They may laugh at my words, but my words are the truth personified. Because they hate Islam, and excel in promoting hatred against it, they think they are on the right path, but the fact  is that they have taken Allah their Creator as an enemy, and forgot that He is Vengeful and terrible in retribution. He afflicts His enemies with severe worldly calamities and in the Hereafter He tortures them in Hell For for eternity.

The Republicans due to their bigotry, hatred and  ignorance of Islam foolishly think that Islam is a false religion and Muslims are terrorists and heretics, so they give themselves the right to attack Islam and its adherents. The consequence of such irresponsible conduct is that a divine wrath will overtake them in the present life, and a terrible burning awaits them in the Hereafter.

Allah says in the Koran:

They take to plotting against our signs. Say: ’Allah is swifter at devising; surely Our messengers are writing down what you are devising (Yunus, 21).

Those before them plotted, so Allah struck at the foundations of their building, and then the roof fell down upon them from above them, and the doom came on them whence they knew not; (Al-Nahl, 26).

So they plotted a plot: and We plotted a plot, while they perceived not (An-Naml, 50).

Then see the nature of the consequence of their plotting, for lo! We destroyed them and their people, every one (An-Naml, 51).

Because of their rebellion against Allah their Creator, He has rendered their worldly works useless and fruitless. This is what the Republicans are witnessing now – the deterioration of their party. Allah has stirred up among them enmity and hatred that tore their party apart. Even the Republican frontrunner they nominated for presidency,  Donal Trump, is considered by many Americans as a clown, a laughing stock!

There has been also a great deal of global commentary on the Donald Trump phenomenon. The world is laughing at the crippled Republican Party, which found no other candidate to nominate for presidency except Donald Trump. The world accuses the US of being a nation of extremists and fools for supporting a candidate like Trump (44).

This ugly rhetoric, which is more characteristic of the far right, is increasingly endorsed by mainstream Republicans in the US. The theme of civilizational clash between the West and Islam has been a favourite in the Republican debates. Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American senator and Republican presidential hopeful, went as far as to draw analogies between Islam and Nazism as he angrily reacted to Hillary Clinton’s statement that she did not believe the United States was at war with Islam. “That would be like saying we weren’t at war with Nazis, because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party but weren’t violent themselves”, he suggested. “This is a clash of civilizations. For they do not hate us because we have military assets in the Middle East. They hate us because of our values.”

And just like the far-right in Europe, Republicans have swiftly moved to raise the question of Syrian refugees’ settlement in connection with the Paris attacks. While Marine Le Pen, leader of the xenophobic Front National demanded an “immediate halt” to the intake of Syrian refugees into France, Republicans lined up to urge a ban on any “middle Eastern” migrants in the US. A succession of governors, mostly Republicans, announced that they would not allow any Syrian applicants to be placed in their states, vowing to block the government’s plans to resettle a mere 10.000 of those fleeing the war in Syrian into the US.

Jeb Bush went further, demanding that the US only accept those applicants proven to be Christian, after thorough vetting and checks to ensure that they are indeed Christian. “We should focus our efforts as it relates to refugees on the Christians that are being slaughtered” he declared. Bush is not alone in calling for a discriminatory approach to the Syrian refugee question. The position has been endorsed by a number of senior Republicans such as Ted Cruz. “If there are Syrian Muslims who are really being persecuted”, he objected, they should be sent to “majority-Muslim countries.” “on the other hand, Christians who are being targeted for genocide, for persecution.. we should be providing safe haven to them”.

That such bigoted, exclusionist language could be used by Republiocan politicians in the 21st century is scandalous. Those fleeing brutality, death and destruction are no longer to be seen as human victims who deserve shelter and safety, but as Christians and Muslims, good victims and bad victims. As if it weren’t enough for Syrians to lose everything, their possessions, homes and loved ones, this sick narrative would have them stripped of their victimhood too.

The Republicans seem to forget that the US had never invaded Iraq, had never been defeated there and forced to withdraw in a hurry, exhausted and humiliated. They seem unaware of the chaos and destruction their absurd wars had unleashed on the whole region and the great damage they had caused to the United States itself. One of modern history’s greatest ironies is that no one has done more to dissipate the neoconservative dream of American world supremacy and bury the New American Century Project than the former Republican neocon administration itself.

What makes the Republicans’ discourse on Islam and the Muslim world dangerous is that it is disseminated through a wide and powerful network of media outlets and right wing think tanks then consumed by a public with no direct contact or first-hand knowledge of the Muslim world.

The truth is that cultures, civilizations and lifestyles do not clash. It is humans who clash, with their interests, ambitions, illusions and fantasies. Instead of the twisted binary logic of ‘us’ vs. ‘them’, terrorism should render Americans more keenly aware of the interconnectedness of our world, of our shared existence and the dangers that threaten us all. Terrorists do not ask for their victims IDs before mutilating their bodies in Paris, Beirut, or Tunis. The solution to the insane chaos into which we have been dragged since 9/11 begins with an active rejection of the ugly dualisms of “us” and “them”, of believers vs infidels and of Westerners/Europeans vs the Muslim other (45).

The religious Right and its allies (neoconservatives, Judeo-Christian coalition, Tea Party) taken by arrogance and ignorance, forgot that their plots against innocent people would certainly bring Allah’s curse. The land, the person or action that Allah has cursed will be the most remote from any good or blessing. Allah cursed His enemy, Satan, Iblis, and made him the farthest creation from Himself; everything that emanates from his side will hold the curse of Allah in proportion to its proximity and attachment to him. By attacking Islam the last divine revelation sent by Allah to all humankind, the Republicans and the above mentioned cults and groups have disobeyed their Creator, rebelled against Him,  and deserved His wrath. Allah’s wrath upon the Republican Party in the present life is expressed in separation from the public, bigotry, racism, political failure, unreasonableness, disunity, dissension, insensibility, irrationality, and obstructionism.

Hatred against Islam has already shown itself of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is yet greater. These ignorant Republicans about Islam think that their ugly words agaisnt Islam will just disappear in the air without any serious consequences. Because the are ignorant of Islam, they do not know that Allah the Creator knows what  their hearts conceal, and what they publish, and that Allah encompasses the things they do, and in the end losing the presidential elections.

Due to their shallowness and ignorance they do not now that on the Day of Judgment, their limbs and faculties will be the strongest witness against them. Their tongues, their hands and their feet shall have much to answer for against them and bear witness to their evil actions.

Allah says in His Glorious Koran:

“On the day when their tongues, their hands and their feet shall testify against them touching that they were doing.” (An-Nur, 24).

As for the terrible chastisement awaiting those opposing Allah and His religion, the next verse expresses exactly what is in wait for them:

And let not the unbelievers suppose that the indulgence We grant them is better for them; We grant them indulgence only that they may increase in sin; and there awaits them a humbling chastisement (Al-Imran, 178).

The Republicans have to stop dividing the people by spreading dissension between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. Whatever rational decisions the Republican party may take concerning political and social issues, negative results will always accrue because Allah’s blessings are removed. Being the enemies of Allah and the religion of Islam uproots knowledge and deeds and render them ineffective. Being the enemies of Islam by spreading Islamophobia among the people is an act of disbelief that would bring the anger of Allah which usually starts by  effacing the blessings from the nation.

Allah says in the Koran:

Yet had the peoples of the cities believed and been god-fearing, We would have opened upon them blessings from heaven and earth; but they cried lies, and so We seized them for what they earned (Al-A’raf, 96).

Imam Ahmad in his book al-Musnad narrated that the Prophet said the Allah said:

“I am Allah. If I am pleased I bestow blessings and My blessings have no limit. If I am angry I curse and my curse extends to the seventh generation.”

In a land that the Koran was defiled, belied, and burned, His prophet was slandered, His named was humiliated and mocked at, and His obedient servants were subjugated, that land will be cursed and will be the most remote from any good or blessing. Anything that is associated and linked to it or is a route to it will contain no blessing whatsoever. Allah cursed His enemy, Iblis, and made him the furthest creation from Himself; everything that emanates from his side will hold the curse of Allah in proportion to its proximity and attachment to him. It is from this perspective that disobedience has the severest effect on effacing the blessings of one’s age, sustenance, knowledge and actions. Any period of time in which Allah is disobeyed, any wealth, body, status, knowledge and action Allah is disobeyed with, will count against the doer and not for him. The only life, wealth, strength, status, knowledge and action he really possesses is that with which Allah is obeyed.

Disobedience of Allah eradicates His blessings. Obedience to Allah by following His path and be just to all materialize His blessings; and sincere endeavours directed to problem solving bring about their fruit.

As we read in the Gospel:

Luke 6: 43

“A good tree doesn’t produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn’t produce good fruit.

No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

Matt 7: 15-20.

“People don’t pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles, do they? In the same way every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit. 19 Any tree that fails to produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into a fire. 20 So you will know them by what they produce.

The Republicans must contemplate and think. Subjucating Muslims and humiliating their religion, launching illegitimate wars against defenceless countries in the Middle East and elsewhere,leaving behind thousands of victims, ruined homes and millions of refugees, has brought Allah’s wrath on America. Economic deterioration, has been snapping America’s feeble body from the inside for several decades now. The collapse of America’s huge global corporations and stock market, civil unrest, drought, natural disasters, and the deterioration in America’s ethival manners on all fronts are clear examples od such divine wrath.

The divine wrath is still in its beginning, and more is to come if the ruling republicans persist in their unjust and tyrannical attitude.

The Republicans became arrogant in the land by intensifying their plotting of evil against Muslims and their religion. But plotting of evil only rebounds on those who plot. Allah sowed dissension among them, shattered their unity and divided them. Allah made them quarrel among themselves, and became distracted from focusing on the real issues of the citizens’ interests.

2- The Republican Party must abandon the superstition of dispensationalism and apocalipticism embraced by the Religious Right

Apocaliptocism and dispensationalism have occupied a centreoal force in the mind of the Republicans. They believe in apocalyptic prophecies, especially regarding the imminent destruction of the world and the foundation of a new order as a result of the triumph of good or evil. They also believe in dispensationalism that divides  history into distinct periods, each markedby a different dispensation or relationship between God and humanity. Dispensatio-nalism further holds that Christian believers will be transported to heaven without warning and that soon thereafter there will be a period of tribulation, followed by the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Within the Christian Right, and affiliated Republicans, such rhetoric tends to focus on the role of the modern nation of Israel, notions of an Antichrist who will lead a worldwide movement against Christians, and increasingly belief in a divine role for the United States in End Times.

The Republican party is deeply divided and faces a bleak demographic future in national terms. No wonder they find a strange comfort in returning to the doom and gloom of the past.

Belief in an apocalypse has affected the political performance of the Republicans regarding domestic and foreign policies on issues ranging from the environment to Israel. The Republicans and the Christian Right believe it is biblically prophesied that key events will occur during the End Times in Israel. Apocalypticism among many conservative Protestants leads many of them to have a pessimistic or fatalistic view of the futures of humanity and the Earth.

Unfortunately, the GOP has become a millenarian organization utilizing violence in a perceived sacred cause. Religious thoughts surrounding beliefs about the end of time have negative consequences. Such consequences can include aggressive ideas and violent behaviour to include war, rebellion and the use of terror.

For example, The GOP believes that support for Israel was a biblical mandate. The land of Israel was owned by God, and only God can give it away. He gave it to the Jewish people.

The Republicans influenced by the Christian Right believe that the Jewish state will soon be the site of Armageddon. Therefore, any calamity or mischief afflicting the Palestinians is biblically ordained.

This brand of Christian Zionism closely links support for Israel to the end of the world and the conversion of the Jews to Christianity. Israel will be covered in a sea of human blood in the final battle. The Jews, however, will survive the battle  long enough to have the opportunity to receive Messiah and convert to Christianity.

Due to the distorted reading of the religious Right to the Bible, millions of Americans believe that Christ will not come again until Israel wipes out its competitors (Palestinians and Arabs) and there is widespread war in the Middle East, so that Jesus comes quickly.

This all revolves around what is called Dispensationalism. So popular is Dispensationalism that Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series has sold 65 million copies.

While only 36 percent of all Americans believe that the Bible is God’s Word and should be taken literally, 59 percent say they believe that events predicted in the Book of Revelation will come to pass. Almost one out of four Americans believes that 9/11 was predicted in the Bible, and nearly one in five believes that he or she will live long enough to see the end of the world. Even more significant for this study, over one-third of those Americans who support Israel report that they do so because they believe the Bible teaches that the Jews must possess their own country in the Holy Land before Jesus can return.

Israel must therefore receive utmost support at the expense of the Palestinians. Accordingly, The Republicans are proponent of U.S. aid and support for Israel, and reject any “land for peace” formula in dealing with the Palestinians. They believe that giving up the West Bank and Gaza — a two-state solution violates the word of God.

The GOP Judeo-Christian coalition views Arab peoples as inhuman. They consider that Islam is a terrorist religion, and that the Muslim world has not undergone the reformation that Jews and Christians did that would enable them to adopt democracy, human rights, and women’s rights. Most Muslims are anti-American and anti-Israel.

The GOP considers that the hostility existing between the Arabs and America is not due to colonialism or economic imperialism but is rather due to pure hatred. What unites all Arab countries is tyranny. They hate the U.S. because te U.S. is democratic and believe in liberty.

The  political platform of the GOP calls for the expulsion of all Palestinians into Jordan. Actually, there are no such peoples as Palestinians. They are all simply Arabs who have no claim to the land Israel currently occupies. Jerusalem is the eternal and exclusive capital of the sovereign Jewish State. The entire Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish People, alone. There is no “Palestine” and there is no “Palestinian People.”

The Arabs are not seeking a real peace; their goal is the destruction of Israel. The world must not attempt to force Israel into making suicidal territorial concessions. Israel must always maintain the ability to militarily defend itself and protect its own vital interests.

Israel must return to the Biblical values that guided the Jewish People throughout its history. Israel must continue to develop as a nation with a vibrant free-market economy. Terrorist organizations, and the rogue nations that support them, must be destroyed.

The GOP believe that there can be no “quick fix” solution through peace road maps. It is a war; one side will win and one side will lose. Israelis must defeat the Palestinians. The only time there is peace is when the winners (the United States and Israel) impose the terms of peace on those who have been defeated.

As a result of such distorted thinking of the Republicans, the Palestinians – the enemy within – are long-suffering at the hands of the Israelis. Entire Palestinian villages have been bulldozed and replaced with Jewish settlers. Barehanded and armed only with rocks, the Palestinians face automatic rifles, machine gun fires, tanks, and helicopters. It is a conflict of an unarmed people against a well equipped modern military machine. It is men with guns against men with slingshots. If the things that are being done to the Palestinians were being done to Jews, Western outrage would have been overwhelming and the persecution of the Jews would dominate the news. The injustice exercised by the Israelis against the Palestinians in the occupied land is the result of the biased American foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistently pro-Israel and anti-Arab.”

Due to the unconditional support of the Evangelical Republicans, it is common to see in Palestine torture, illegal detention, assassination, assaults against civilians with missiles, helicopters and jet fighters, annexation of territory, transportation of civilians from one place to another for the purpose of imprisonment, mass killing – as in Qana, Jenin, Sabra, and Shatila,to mention only the most obvious. There’s been denial of rights to free passage to schools, hospitals, and markets; use of civilians as human shields; humiliation of individuals; punishment of families;house demolitions on a mass scale; destruction of agricultural land; expropriation of water; illegal settlement; economic pauperization; attacks on hospitals, medical workers, and ambulances; and killing of UN personnel.

All of these policies have been carried out by Israel with the unconditional support of the Evangelical Republicans. Not only has Washington supplied Israel with the weapons for such practices and every kind of military and intelligence aid, but it has also given the country upwards of one hundred and thirty-five billion dollars in economic aid throughout the years! (46).

Nothing inspires fear like the end of the world. The Republican Party influenced by the Evangilical Religious Right explains any event through apocalyptic language.

This over-reliance on the apocalyptic narrative causes people to fear the wrong things and to mistakenly equate potential future events with current and observable trends. The collapse of the economy, the arrival of peak oil and global warming and resource wars are apocalyptic events. Tsunamis, earthquakes, and global warming are also apocalyptic events and so forth.

The more the GOP views the challenges of the 21st century with apocalyptic fantasy, the more likely it is to paralyze itself with inaction — or with the wrong course of action. The GOP reacts to the idea of the apocalypse — rather than to the real problems on the ground. The GOP should not seek to ignore these problems, but to avert them (47).

What are the Republicans and the Religious Right really doing to the world? Is it to push God to send Jesus hastily to earth? Is God so crippled as to be pushed to send Jesus rapidly to earth? Would Jesus accept establishing his rule on earth on blood shed and the killing of the innocents? And who is going to pay for all this killing and misery? Those who committed the murder of course,  and the perpetrators in particular. They seem to forget that God’s eyes sleep not, and that He will make them pay dearly in return for their crimes.

The erroneous interpretation of the Bible by these hate mongers who have penetrated all spheres of the American social and political life, has led to the destroyment of  several countries in the Middle East. This happened to Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya, and they tried to do so to Egypt but they failed.

The Republicans in the American administration, surrendering to the evil desires of the Christian Right and its coalition with the Zionists, will be responsible before God for the hundreds of thousands killed in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Allah will charge them for the women, elderly, and children who faced collateral damage and fled armed conflicts.
The Christian Right, in collaboration with the Zionists, are surely taking America to its demise.

Conclusion: The Republican Party must alienate itself from the distorted ideas of the Religious Right and concentrate on the political issues, concerning the American citizens.

3- The Republican Party must disengage itself from the Tea Party

Tea Party leaders view themselves as modern prophets of the end of times, and God is on their side. Its leaders view themselves as modern prophets of the apocalypse. They believe America teeters on the brink of destruction, and hold as an article of faith that liberals, gays, Democrats, atheists and the United Nations are to blame. This “end-times” world-view is a foundation precept of the evangelical movement, from which many of the so-called Tea Party favorites spring. Scholars call it apocalypticism.

The Tea Party is composed of members of the Religious Right. Many are genuine libertarians.  Some nurse an unreconstructed Confederate grudge, while others harbor a thinly disguised racism. However, the real energy, the animating force for the movement comes from evangelicals, of whom Ted Cruz, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin are the most strident. Sarah Palin is a “Dominionist” with an apocalytic End Times theological viewpoint that sees the war in Iraq as part of God’s plan.

All these are enemies of Muslims and Islam and play a prominent role in spreading hatred against Islam in the American society.These are the modern-day ”apocalyptic prophets.

These hate mongers believe they were living in the “end times” before God would send his representative, the “Son of Man” (taken from a rather obscure passage in the Book of Daniel), to overthrow the forces of evil and establish God’s justice on earth. Apocalypse literally translates as “the revealing” of God’s will. They believe that the Kingdom of God was not to be a church, but a military and political kingdom on earth.

Ted Cruz at the Values Voters Summit, Oct. 11 said, “You know we can’t keep going down this road much longer. We’re nearing the edge of the cliff . . . We have only a couple of years to turn this country around or we go off the cliff to oblivion!”

“. . . I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s End Times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative . . . we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. And so what we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this, that these days would be as the days of Noah. We are seeing that in our time.” – Michelle Bachmann, Oct. 5, 2013.

“The biggest war being waged right now is against our religious liberties and traditional values.” – Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Values Voters Summit.

“The fight for religious freedom starts here at home because we are one nation under God.” – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Values Voters Summit.

For these apocalyptic prophets, the issues aren’t even political anymore; they’re existential, with Obamacare serving as the avatar for all evil. In this construct, any compromise whatsoever leads to damnation, and therefore the righteous ends justify any means.

Now if you are battling the forces of evil for the very survival of the nation, there can be no retreat, no compromise, and no deals. Like the Jewish zealots at Masada, it’s better to commit glorious suicide than make peace with the devil. There can be no truce with the Tea Party because its apocalyptic zealots can never take “yes” for an answer.

In recent years the Tea party seemed so eager to grievously wound the Republican Party because its leaders view themselves as modern prophets of the apocalypse. In the aftermath of the great government shutdown of 2013, the Tea Party continued to cause heartburn for established Republicans. The Tea Party is willing to defy overwhelming negative public opinion, wreck the government, risk plunging the world economy into chaos and invite political defeat. The driving force behind this destructive strategy is that Tea Party zealots answer to a “higher calling.”

Republicans (and their supporters) should take note of a potentially dangerous influence within their party, with an innocuous-sounding yet simultaneously – thanks to the blessings of history – menacing name: The Tea Party (48, 49).

Due to the bad influence of the Tea Party, the GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise. The question them arises: Is the Tea Party leading the GOP into electoral oblivion? Uncompromising hardliners and crackpots in the Republican Party are destroying the party’s hopes of winning the White House. To the outside world the dazzling buffoonery and extravagant self-regard of the Trump presidential campaign is the clearest indicator that how could a man so clearly suited to reality TV and real estate rather than presidential authority be leading the polls in a race for the nomination for the Grand Old Party?

But in DC the clearest sign of the same malaise is not Trump’s early success, but the crucifixion of the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, and the party’s catastrophic failure to replace him at a vote.

In American politics, the House Speaker is a position of extraordinary stature. The Speaker is second in line of succession to the after the Vice-President.  And unlike the VP, the Speaker has real power.

As Speaker, Boehner is the highest elected member of his party; in effect if not title he is the Republican Party leader, at least until a candidate for the presidency is nominated. Boehner is also a man not unknown to express his emotions in public.

A fortnight ago Boehner, a Catholic, wept as he welcomed Pope Francis to the chamber to become the first ever pontiff to address a joint sitting of the US Congress, and an hour later he wept again as he escorted the Pope onto the Speaker’s Balcony of the Capitol Building to greet the 50,000 well-wishers who had gathered on the National Mall to greet him.

The following day he strode into a press conference room in the bowels of the Capitol announcing that he quit his miserable job (50).

The Tea Party’s most recent antics, which have forced the Speaker of the House to retire and prevented a new one from being chosen, demonstrate once again that its members don’t know much about American democracy.

The current Tea Party’s more serious misunderstanding involves the nature of democratic government, specifically the idea of a loyal opposition. Politicians compete by trying to prove that they are better leaders, that they can do a better job for their constituents. They may have different views about what this means, but they are all trying to contribute to the government’s success. And they have no reason to build independent power bases because they have nothing to fear if they lose out in this competition. Not only won’t they be punished, but they often return to their companies, law firms or universities in more prestigious and remunerative positions. The result is that politicians who oppose the party in power constitute a loyal opposition, and that’s a major reason for democracy’s success.

The Tea Party doesn’t understand this. Instead of showing that they have a better way to govern, they are trying to stop the existing government from functioning.  They want it to fail. They hated the effort to rescue the American economy after the 2008 recession and only intensified their dislike when that effort succeeded. They oppose any regulatory program to combat global warming, but rather than favoring market-based alternatives or technological remedies, they simply refuse to deal with the issue by declaring it a hoax. They don’t like the regulatory aspects of Obamacare, but they have no alternative to offer. When they couldn’t overturn the program by constitutional means, their solution was to try to block passage of the entire federal budget, which not only would have created administrative chaos in the country, but wrecked America’s national credit and her public finance system.

Now they have demonstrated that they even don’t want their own political party to govern. They don’t want the Republicans to be in a position where they can advance constructive alternatives to Democratic policies. They don’t want it to be able to propose legislation that will carry out its program. If the Republicans won’t commit themselves to the Tea Party program, which is to stop American government from functioning, then the Tea Party will try to stop the Republican Party from functioning. In other words, they are a disloyal opposition. They don’t understand what American democracy is all about and what has made it work so well. That’s the real reason why the name they chose for themselves is the wrong one. The original Tea Partiers were American patriots; the current Tea Party is the opposite (51).

The Tea Party, is behind the failure of the Republican Party. The wholehearted embrace of obstructionism and barely concealed racism adopted by the Tea Party for the last seven years is part of the Republican Party’s grassroots movement.

Consequently, the republican Party is stained by obstructionism, bigotry, racism, promoting Islamophobia, and white racism. Just now Republicans are known as a party of nay-sayers, anarchists and unregulated militias, their actions empowering a feudal sort of aristocracy over traditional American democracy.

As long as the Republicans are in bed with the religious right, they are simply unelectable for broad portions of the electorate.

The time has come for the Republicans to denounce the Tea Party or be stained by it, or cultivate or even accept its support in any way.

4- The Republican Party must abandon Reconstructionism

Reconstruction means the act or process of building something that was damaged or destroyed, i.e. the process of putting something back into a good condition.

In other words, Reconstructionalism is a movement within Christianity seeking to re-establish Biblical law as the basis for civil law and social mores. The modern day Religious Right who teach that God gave specific duties to the government, the church, and the family.

According to this theological worldview, education and taking care of the poor are the responsibility of families and churches, and it is unbiblical for the government to take on these roles. That meshes well with the view of “constitutional conservatives” who believe, for example, the Constitution does not authorize any federal government role in education.

Reconstructionists and dominionist who believe that the right kind of Christians are meant to have dominion over every aspect of society, can be found in the recent Republican primary victory of Michael Petrouka in a race for a county council seat in an Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Peroutka believes that any law that runs counter to God’s law is invalid, and that the Maryland General Assembly is itself no longer a valid legislative body. As a concise summation of his approach to government he said, “Since civil government is ordained by God in order to protect God-given rights, then the function of civil government is to obey God and to enforce God’s law.”

Believing that God’s law should be enforced upon the people rather than man-made law, although seems commendable, it must however be handled with leniency and care, because originally, there is no compulsion in religion.

Allah says in the Koran:

No compulsion is there in religion. Rectitude has become clear from error. So whosoever disbelieves in idols and believes in God, has laid hold of the most firm handle, unbreaking; God is All-hearing, All-knowing (Al-Baqarah, 256).

Compulsion is incompatible with religion because religion depends upon faith and will, and these would be meaningless if induced by force. Truth and error have been so clearly shown up in the divine Books that there should be no doubt of any person of good will as to the fundamentals of faith. Allah’s protection is continuous, and His plan is always to lead us from the depths of darkness into the clearest light.

Allah is the Guardian of the believers, He guides them out of darkness to illumination and enlightenment, whereas those rejecting faith are under the tutelage of Satan who leads them by the nose out of light and drives them into darkness. Such like persons shall be the inmates of Hell, which shall be their eternal abode.

The Koran says:

Allah is the Guardian of those who have faith; He brings them out of darkness into light; and those who reject faith, their guardians are false-deities, (taghut), who bring them out of light into darkness; they are the inhabitants of the Fire wherein shall they abide forever (Al-Baqarah, 257).

There are some aspects of our life which are beyond our will and power. As an example, recovering from illness necessitates medical treatment. Getting treatment is within man power but being cured is not within the sphere of our man’s activities. From birth to death, there are hundreds of such conditions which are beyond our power, which are under the absolute control of Allah. A man is born in a wealthy and educated family; another in a nomad family of primitive civilization. Naturally, the first one has more chances of material well being and intellectual development than the second one. A man is healthy and strong; another remains chronically sick. One is born blind, another has normal eyesight. Naturally, one can do more work than the other. A man lives up to eighty years, another dies in young age. The first one gets enough time to fulfill his plans, while the second one is not given time even to formulate any plan.  These and many such aspects of life are beyond the control of human beings. These matters are truly subject to “predetermination by Allah”, which is called “fate” or “divine decree”.

Allah has kept Paradise to the believers and Hell for the unbelievers. Believing or disbelieving are due to actions from man, and not from Allah because Allah is not unjust to His slaves.

Allah says in the Koran:

I am not unjust to the slaves (Qaf, 29).

When a stage is reached at which a man accepts evil as his god, his case is hopeless. Can such a man profit by preaching or guidance? He has himself rejected all guidance. Such a man is best left to stray. Perhaps, even in the paths in which he is straying, some sudden flash of light may come to him! That may be as Allah wills in His holy and wise purpose and plan. But the man of God is not to worry or feel disheartened by such men’s attitude. He must go on tilling the soil that is open to him.

Allah provides every guidance for those who turn to Him in penitence but He will leave those who wander astray who deliberately close their eyes to His grace and the comfort that comes from remembering Him and celebrating His praise.

Allah says:

“Say: Verily, Allah sends astray whom He wills and guides unto Himself who turns to Him in repentance.” (Ar-Ra’ad, 27).

Allah also says:

“Verily, Allah sends astray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills.” (Fatir, 8).

The criterion between right and wrong has been sent to people in the divine Books. If people accept guidance, it is not as they confer favours on those prophets who bring them guidance. The prophets suffered unselfishly for the people in order that they may be guided for their own good. On the other hand, if people reject guidance, it is their own loss. Allah has endowed man with a certain amount of will, and the responsibility is his and cannot be shifted to the prophets sent by Allah.

Allah says:

Say: “O men, the truth has come to you from your Lord. Whosoever is guided is guided  only to his own gain, and whosoever goes astray, it is only to his own loss. I am not guardian over you (Yunus, 108).

This shows that Allah creates guidance in man, thus creating the capacity for guidance, but man is the one who practices what Allah has created in terms of the capacity for guidance and so he guides himself.

Allah showed man in His divine Books the path of good and the path of evil.

Allah says:

And (have We not) guided him on the two highways (good and evil) (Al-Balad, 19).

In other words Allah has given man the ability to get guidance and has left man to practice his own guidance. Whoever works righteousness benefits his own soul, and whoever works evil, it is against his own soul, Allah is never unjust to His servants.

Allah says in His Holy Book:

Whoso does righteousness, it is for his own gain, and whoso does evil, it is to his own loss (Fussilat, 46).

According to the Koran and all other previous divine Books, on the Last Day the world will be destroyed and all people and jinn will be raised from the dead to be judged by Allah as to whether they deserved to be sent to Paradise or Hell. Hell will be occupied by those who do not believe in the One and only God (Allah), have disobeyed His Laws, and/or reject His messengers.  Suffering in hell is both physical and spiritual, and varies according to the sins of the condemned As described in the Koran, Hell has seven levels, each one more severe than the one above it.

Since the revelation has, through explanation, clarification, and repetition, clearly distinguished the path of guidance from the path of misguidance, it is now up to people to choose the one or the other path.

Based on the above, the GOP cannot guide the people to the right road because this is the prerogative of Allah. The GOP must therefore correct themselves by abandoning the silly ideology of dominionism, which aims at imposing a form of Christian nationalism on the United States, a concept that was dismissed as eroding freedom and democracy by the founders of the country.

Priorities of spiritual work are lost while blasphemy and polytheism continue its grip and control. America is in imminent peril, rotting from within. If the conservative Republicans consider themselves so religious as to impose God’s laws on their fellow Americans, they must first purify the monotheistic religion of Jesus from the blasphemous doctrine of the Trinity, which is considered in the sight of Allah a major sin. They must purify their belief by renouncing the false doctrines, which were invented in the religion of Jesus, such as the Trinity, crucifixion – Jesus died on the cross – vicarious atonement, and original sin. The Koran, the last Testament to the world rejected all these doctrines and called for the unity of God, and that each person will be responsible for his or her own actions.

The Religious Right and its affiliated Republicans must first abandon the ugly doctrine of the Trinity and adhere to Tawheed (the oneness of Allah). Allah is One and peerless and can never have a partner in His authority, or a similitude, nor can He have a son, a daughter, an aunt, or any kin.

Before imposing on people the religious ethics of the Bible, they must renounce the false doctrine that Jesus is God or the son of God.

As we read in the Koran:

They are unbelievers who say, ’God is the Third of Three. No god is there but One God. If they refrain not from what they say, there shall afflict those of them that disbelieve a painful chastisement (Al-Maidah, 73).

They are unbelievers who say, ’God is the Messiah, Mary’s son.’ Say: ’Who then shall overrule God in any way if He desires to destroy the Messiah, Mary’s son, and his mother, and all those who are on earth?’ For to God belongs the kingdom of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them, creating what He will. God is powerful over everything (Al-Maidah, 17).

Say: He, Allah, is One. Allah is He on Whom all (beings and things) depend. He does not beget, nor is He begotten. And none is like Him. (112:1-4)

All these verses, and many others, testify that Allah is the One and Only God, negating the theories of dualism or polytheism.

After worshiping the One and only God, Allah, the Religious Right and its affiliated Republicans must renounce the concept of vicarious atonement. Salvation will not be through the blood of Jesus, but through faith in the One and only true God and this must be crowned with good deeds.

The Koran teaches the necessity of both faith and good deeds for salvation:

To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness hath Allah promised forgiveness and a great reward. (5:9).

But those who believe and work righteousness,- no burden do We place on any soul, but that which it can bear, they will be Companions of the Garden, therein to dwell (forever) (7:42).

The persistent  imposition of recontructionalism by the Religious Right on the people in America became a sort of dominionism. This is because Reconstructionism seeks to replace democracy with a theocratic elite that would govern by imposing their interpretation of Biblical Law. Reconstructionism would eliminate not only democracy but many of its manifestations, such as labor unions, civil rights laws, and public schools.

The Christian Right reconstructionalists seek to use democracy to end liberty, something the founding fathers were very much afraid of. The result is still tyranny, regardless of whether it is imposed by majority vote or by divine decree.

The Christian Right theocrats would impose God’s law on everyone else, something obviously forbidden by the Constitution. This is precisely the sort of religious establishment that the founders sought to avoid.

Bottom line, cultivation of Christian laws in contemporary conditions must begin in schools as a part of an educational system emphasizing the importance of believing in God’s ethics for a better and sound life. This sort of education could go on through the different educational phases and ends at the college level. The student is then left to ponder and reflect, and be given the free choice to adhere to these principles or not to adhere. Every soul would die and be accountable to Allah, if it abides by Allah’s principles it is for its own good, if not, it is to her own loss. No compulsion is there in religion.

5- The Republican Party must disengage itself from the Judeo-Christian coalition

The term Judeo-Christian is a myth and highly hypocritical because the Jews do not worship the Christ-God. The idea of a single Judeo-Christian tradition is an American invention for political reasons. Theologically and historically, there is no such thing as the Judeo-Christian tradition. It’s a secular myth favored by people who are not really believers themselves.

The invented term “Judeo-Christian” is new; it first surfaced at the end of the 19th century but did not gain popular support until the 1940s, as part of an American reaction to Nazism. Since then, both Jewish and Christian scholars have come to recognize that Judaism and Christianity are different, even rival religions.

Joshua Jehouda, a prominent French Jewish leader, observed in the late 1950s: “The current expression ‘Judeo-Christian’ is an error which has altered the course of universal history by the confusion it has sown in men’s minds. If the term Judeo-Christian does point to a common origin, there is no doubt that it is a most dangerous idea. It links in one breath two ideas which are completely irreconcilable, it seeks to demonstrate that there is no difference between day and night or hot and cold or black and white, and thus introduces a fatal element of confusion to a basis on which some, nevertheless, are endeavoring to construct a civilization.” (l’Antisemitisme Miroir du Monde pp. 135-6).

But what is the Truth? Does Christianity have anything in common with Judaism? Reviewing the last two thousand years of Western Christian history there is really no evidence of a Judeo-Christian tradition.

Evidently, the concept of a common Judeo-Christian tradition has more to do with post 1945 politics and a certain amount of ‘public relations’ than it does with historical and Biblical reality.

Driven by political agendas compromising Jews and compromising Christians began, only in the 20th century, to disseminate that Christianity originated from Judaism and that the two share a common worldview.

Christianity and Judaism are two distinct religious inheritances, despite all the superficial attempts by modern scholars to manufacture a naive “Judeo-Christianity.” The very term “Judeo-Christian” is a mischievous misnomer without historical or Scriptural validity.

Judeo-Christianity should be seen for what it is – another secular twentieth century fraud, manufactured for narrow political ends, that is supremely disrespectful to all true believers.

Any fundamental unity that does exist between world religions cannot be appreciated by ignorant and secular scholarship, but only through knowledge of the great primordial and universal truths.

In conclusion, there is simply no such thing as Judeo-Christian tradition. The two religions have had separate theological agendas for the last two thousand years.

The label “Judeo-Christian” tends to assume, at the expense of Judaism, that Christians and Jews believe essentially the same things, besides glossing over the very real and important theological and liturgical differences; it tends to subsume Jewish traditions within an umbrella that is dominated by Christian ideas and practices.

Judaism and Christianity are two incompatible entities. Far from sharing one tradition, Orthodox Jews are prohibited from marrying Christians, setting foot inside a Christian church – and they cannot even drink from an open bottle of kosher wine that has been used by a Christian. They reject the Christian idea of salvation, they abhor Christian divine teachings on every subject, and they are repulsed and outraged by incessant attempts by Christian missionaries to bring them into their fold.

The belief that Christianity originated from Judaism is inaccurate since Christianity is more closely linked to paganism. An examination of Christian history fails to support the hypothesis that Christianity has its root s in Judaism. In fact, Christianity borrows more of its customs from paganism than from Judaism. Two of Christianity’s central holidays, Christmas and Easter have their roots in paganism. And Sunday worship is pagan not Jewish – even Jesus kept the Sabbath on the seventh day. It is Christendom’s attempt to assimilate Jews into the Christian beliefs and to justify Christianity’s own existence. By usurping the Torah into their scriptures, Christians have taken claim to the God of Abraham in order to justify their belief in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And Christians do this with extreme purpose to fulfill the prophesies of the Jewish scriptures. Prophesies that many Jews do not believe exist or have yet not fulfilled.

If people need to link Christianity with its roots, then “Pagan-Christian” is the proper term. “Judeo-Christian” is false and misleading. While “Judeo-Christian” may be used to placate Jews, they should be aware that the use of the term does not include them.

Judeo-Christian is a deviant phenomenon without a trace of commonality in traditional Jewish thought.

Using Judeo-Christian term is apparently not based on Biblical basis but on political and interest means. There is in fact a vicious political agenda to be implemented.

Pat Robertson continues to insist that the early American leaders were building the country on the principles of the Bible, but he seems to ignore Thomas Jefferson’s many opposing thoughts on the subject. Early American settlers left England ostensibly to escape religion persecution, but soon thought nothing of persecuting and killed others who did not share their inspired views, or who refused to convert to their stifling small-minded brand of religion. In earlier days, native Americans were deemed inhuman savages and were driven from their homes and killed without remorse. This Biblically-justified slaughter carried on for years later evolved into “manifest destiny,” the absurd belief that God commanded ‘white’ men to take over the entire continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Americans also found justification for slavery in the Bible!

The distorted coalition between Judaism and Christianity has in fact prevented the Palestinians from their right to live peacefully on their land, and tore the Middle East [the Arab Spring] apart for the sake of Israel. This coalition that is primarily directed for political reasons, has certainly alienated America from the Arab world and incited the grudge of the downtrodden against America.

The Republican Party must understand that the American political Christianity is behind the chaos and ruins in the Middle East and not political Islam.

The Christian Right and its affiliated  Republicans claim that political Islam is behind Muslim terrorism, and neglect the fact that political Islam has resulted from the blind siding of America with Israel at the expense of the Palestinians. Political Islam was created by America when she supported Bin Laden in Afghanistan against Russia, and when she sponsored Islamic militia and the Muslim Brotherhood in order to split the Arab world into small sectors without borders and turn it into cults, sects and factions fighting among each other. Political Islam appeared on the international political scene when Islam as a religion was openly attacked by the enemies of Islam in America and the West. Political Islam is in fact a reaction of Muslims towards the enmity shown by the West towards their religion. The blind siding of America with Israel at the expense of the Palestinians, and the American plot against the Middle East known as “The New Middle East or the Arab Spring” is the reason behind the rise of political Islam.

The displacement and killing of Millions of Muslims because of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, in addition to chaos and wars in Yemen, Libya, Syria, and Egypt, are crucial factors for the rise of political Islam.

Political Islam is then the reaction of Muslims against the attack on their religion and on their independence and sovereignty.

The term “Political Islam” which was invented by the Islamophobe hate mongers hired by the Christian right to tarnish Islam, must be replaced by political Christianity, which America adopts against the Muslim world. By relying only on military power and political interest to run the globe, leaving behind thousands of victims and ruined homes, America is travelling away from its integrity and forgetting the fact that she has drawn upon herself Allah’s wrath. Economic deterioration has been snapping her feeble body from the inside for several decades now. The collapse of America’s huge global corporations and stock market, civil unrest, drought, natural disasters, and the deterioration in America’s ethical manners on all fronts are clear examples of such divine wrath. The perpetrators from the Christian Right, the Judeo-Christian coalition and the neoconservatives, seem to forget that Allah does not love oppression and that His eyes sleep not. This is why Allah has spread dissension between members of the Republican party, and now we are witnessing its downfall.

The Middle East, latin America, and Eastern Europe had seen nothing good from the Republicans so far. The Democrats are more considerate and have a broader vision regarding the problems of the Middle East and oppressed countries. The democrat President Carter made the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. As a prominent Democrat and in spite of his old age, Carter is still participating in any peace settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis. He even proclaimed courageously in several occasions that the Palestinians are suffering under the Israeli occupation.

The Republicans are losing against the Democrats. They are losing a lots of votes of the White Middle Americans who express heavy mistrust of every institution in American society: not only government, but corporations, unions, even the Republican Party they typically vote for. They often don’t think in ideological terms at all. But they do strongly feel that life in America used to be better for people like them—and they want that older country back.

They seek to defend their acquired rights — health care, pensions, and other programs that benefit older people—against bankers and technocrats.

6- The Republican Party must separate itself from the neoconservatives

American neocons are the same people who successfully pushed  America to war with Iraq, a country which never attacked America and never possessed weapons of mass destruction. These same neocons are now promoting a war with Iran, a country more than three times the size of Iraq.

The war in Iraq has left a regional power vacuum that helped promote the growth of ISIS, helped increase the chaos in Syria and increased the regional importance of Iran.

Evidently, the neoconservatives have learned nothing from the Iraq war, which they successfully promoted. For Americans to follow their advice again would be folly.

Neoconservatives have been obsessed with Iran for years. Norman Podhoretz, for many years editor of Commentary, wrote an essay in 2009 depicting Iran’s president as a revolutionary “like Hitler…whose objective is to overturn the going international system and replace it…with a new world order dominated by Iran…The plain and brutal truth is that if Iran is to be prevented from developing a nuclear arsenal, there is no alternative to the actual use of military force.”

The panic about Iran seems in retrospect to have been mostly emotional hyperbole—as it is today. In 2006, Princeton scholar Bernard Lewis, an adviser to President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney, predicted in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that Iran’s then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was going to end the world. The date, he explained, “is the night when many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the Prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to the farthest mosque, usually identified with Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back. This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and if necessary the world.”

Many have pointed to the close ties of many neoconservatives with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Israel’s right wing. Prominent neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, James Colbert and David and Meyrav Wurmser wrote a memo to Netanyahu in 1997 entitled “A Clean Break,” which recommended the reordering of the entire Middle East to the benefit of Israel.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) was an unknown before he prepared a letter signed by 47 Republicans to warn against a nuclear agreement. He echoed all the points made by Netanyahu and by American neoconservative spokesmen. The Emergency Committee for Israel, led by Kristol, spent $960,000 to support Cotton in his Senate race in Arkansas. In that same race, a firm run by Paul Singer, a hedge fund billionaire from New York and a leading donor to pro-Israel causes, contributed $250,000 to Arkansas Horizon, an independent expenditure group. Seth Klarman, a Boston-based pro-Israel billionaire, contributed $100,000 through his investment firm.

The political action committee run by Bolton spent at least $825,000 to support Cotton. That PAC is in part financed by other major pro-Israel donors, including “bingo king” Irving and Cherna Moskowitz of Miami, who fund illegal Jewish-only settlements in East Jerusalem.

“It may be obvious, but it is worth emphasizing how deranged all of this is,” wrote political commentator Daniel Larison in The American Conservative. “It is already quite strange when anyone in this country has such a strong ideological attachment to another state, but to demand that all of a party’s candidates must share that attachment and share it to the same degree is madness. If the relationship with that other country were extremely useful to the U.S. it would still be absurd, but it might be a little easier to understand. When the relationship does virtually nothing for the U.S. and imposes significant costs on the U.S., as is the case with Israel, requiring all candidates to give reflexive support to the other state is bizarre and indefensible.” (52).

The neoconservatives are Ruining the Republican Party. As a dominating foreign policy force in Washington, they demand more “regime change” in the Middle East and a new Cold War that could heat up and end all life on the planet.

The neoconservatives have damaged American national interests more than the marginal Communists pursued by Sen. Joe McCarthy in the 1950s, more than the Yippies of the 1960s, more than Richard Nixon’s Watergate burglars in the 1970s or the Iran-Contra conspirators in the 1980s.

The neocons have plunged the U.S. government into extraordinarily ill-considered wars wasting trillions of dollars, killing hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, and destabilizing large swaths of the planet including the Middle East, much of Africa and now Europe. Those costs include a swelling hatred against America and a deformed U.S. foreign policy elite that is no longer capable of formulating coherent strategies.

Yet, the neocons have remained immune from the consequences of their catastrophes. They still dominate Washington’s major think tanks as well as the op-ed pages of virtually all the leading newspapers, including The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. They hold down key positions in the State Department, and their “liberal interventionist” pals have the ear of President Barack Obama.

Clearly, the neocons are skilled operatives, knowing how to arrange a steady stream of funding for themselves, from military contractors donating to think tanks, from U.S. taxpayers footing the bill for organizations like the National Endowment for Democracy, and from ideological billionaires set on aligning U.S. foreign policy with hard-line Israeli desires.

The neocons are adept at writing op-ed articles that twist any set of facts into support for their ideological cause; they supply just the right quote that fits into the news cycle’s latest narrative; and they host policy conferences that attract powerful politicians and fawning media coverage.

As it seems, the neoconservatives are locked on a course of action that could lead to a nuclear holocaust?

Clearly, the neocons’ commitment to Israeli interests violates a key principle established by the nation’s early presidents who all warned against “foreign entangling alliances” as a fundamental threat to a citizens’ republic that would transform America into a warrior state that would inevitably sap the nation’s liberties.

The neocons are not only threatening the existence of the Republic; they are now endangering the continuation of life itself. They have decided to launch a new Cold War against Russia that will push the world toward the brink of thermo-nuclear war.

Of course, the neocons will frame their doomsday strategy as all Vladimir Putin’s fault. They will insist that they are just standing up to “Russian aggression” and that anyone who doesn’t join them is a “stooge of Moscow” or “weak.” They will dictate the shape of the debate just as they have in countless other situations, such as guiding Americans to war in Iraq over non-existent WMD stockpiles (53).

7- The Republicans must go back to the fundamental principles of a democratic society which they have forgotten a long time ago

The Republicans must always remember that they were elected in a democratic society, which favours equal rights, freedom of speech and a fair trial and tolerates the views of minorities. The Republicans must not forget their commitment to a multicultural and environmentally sustainable society where all are entitled to justice. The Republicans must understand that in a democratic society they must protect the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society. All citizens without distinction must enjoy all the rights and privileges of American citizenship free from unnecessary interference or control,

The Republicans must be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity within a democratic society, being included and including others. They must stand up for the rights of others.

Importantly, democracy supposedly serves to check unaccountable power and manipulation by the few at the expense of the many, because fundamentally democracy is seen as a form of governance by the people, for the people.

The Republicans must not forget that under their leadership – George W. Bush era – have turned the 21st century into a century of war, thus humiliating and stultifying the ideals of freedom and democracy.

The Republican Party must be independent of any outside pressures that would deviate it from working sincerely for the benefit of their voters. The GOP must rebuild itself with moral, democratic values meant for all people without distinction.\

8- The Republicans must not use imperialism and militarism to enforce their foreign policy

The Republicans must be acquainted with the fact that managed democracy is a powerful solvent for many social and political problems and not force. They must not use power to enforce imperialism and militarism on other nations. Wars are expensive, and usually consume the federal reserves and US treasury.

The U.S. military spends more than all other militaries on Earth combined. The official U.S. defense budget for fiscal year 2008 is $623 billion; the next closest national military budget is China’s at $65 billion, according to the Central Intelligence Agency.)

Massive military spending results directly in a shift of the economy to armaments, and an accelerating militarizing of all aspects of civil life. It has also spawned an arms race that is racy, it makes civilized social programs such as inherently very unsafe. A country determined to use all or most of its resources for empire can do so only by total disregard of its own people and, in the end, it was reduced to rubble.

The Republicans as public servants should be working for peace, using the best diplomacy, protecting the environment, providing everyone healthcare, and directing the economy toward productive purposes and not to weaponry that could be used only for Armageddon. An office holder not vigorously pursuing the people’s agenda should be unceremoniously booted.

The Republicans with their imperialistic foreign policy have made America  tyrant in the land.They made her divide nations and people into different groups and sects thus spreading corruption in Allah’s earthly kingdom.

9- The Republicans must be aware that they have caused a severe democracy deficit in the United States.

Democracy in America today is in deep trouble. Weak, shallow, dangerous, and corrupted, it is the best democracy that money can buy. As Noam Chomsky wrote: “There is an enormous gap between public opinion and policy. In 2005, for example, right after the federal budget was announced, it turned out to be the inverse of the actual budget: where federal funding was going up, an overwhelming majority wanted it to go down. The public opposed increases in military spending overall and supplemental spending for Iraq and Afghanistan, and wanted increase in budget for social expenditures, health, renewable energy, veterans’ benefits.

How many newspapers in the country reported this. Apparently not one.  The population is radically opposed to government policy. This tells us that  American democracy is not clear or transparent (54).

The central American myth is that democracy is the American way of life. Democracy, however, requires an educated public. The sad reality America faces is that the prospect of a public educated to issues and alternatives is perceived as threatening to the privileges of the minority that hold most of America’s wealth and power.

The diffusion of misinformation from the media, with false propaganda, the public are under the illusion that the information they receive is educating them on subjects that matter. In fact they are by and large being fed what the institutions that perpetuate the power of corporate America wish to feed them (55).

It was always a mirage to imagine that you could have a political democracy expressed in elections and not also have an economic democracy. It’s really simple. If you allow an economic system in which 1 percent of the people have more than half the wealth and the other 99 percent have to share the other half, then the 1 percent are not going to be so stupid as to not realize that one of the ways you secure yourself is to control the political system (56).

 when Americans with different income levels differ in their policy preferences, actual policy outcomes strongly reflect the preferences of the most affluent but bear virtually no relationship to the preferences of poor or middle-income Americans. The vast discrepancy in government responsiveness to citizens with different incomes stands in stark contrast to the ideal of political equality that Americans hold dear. Although perfect political equality is an unrealistic goal, representational biases of this magnitude call into question the very democratic character of the American society.

When the rich and poor disagreed about an issue, policy hewed closely to the preferences of the rich, and was “wholly unrelated” to the preferences of the poor. The same was true, more or less, when the opinions of the rich differed from those of median-income Americans….”influence over actual policy outcomes appears to be reserved almost exclusively for those at the top of the income distribution.

If the US had real democracy, candidates would be bound to do what people want. How well they do it would be the criteria with which they are evaluated. Torture, renditions, secret government, broad surveillance, fiscal irresponsibility, neglect of health issues, response to concerns of the public are just a few of the categories that current crop of candidates mostly fail.

Americans should vote for the agenda, decided in a public, transparent process in which sensible, publicly sanctioned goals are established. Candidates would be bound by them.

Agreements that America has signed in the past, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Conventions, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement, the Prevention of Weapons in Space, the Laws of War as agreed at Nuremberg, and others should be respected as law.

10- The Republicans must realize that they do not represent the majority of the Americans

Republicans,  though they do not represent a majority of Americans, control the agenda now. Through dark money, gerrymandering, voter suppression, dirty tricks, election rigging, media spin, have made the US a failed state. They are consistently heading the United States in the wrong direction. They packed the Supreme Court with party hacks who are corporate supremacists. They have been largely responsible for creating a secret, black government that is unaccountable and is making important policy decisions without oversight. They have secretly implemented  universal surveillance that robs Americans of civil liberties, privacy,and freedom. Even trade agreements are drafted in secret.

Corporations have become the controlling interest of government. Regulatory agencies are dominated by industries that are supposed to be regulated. The military has become a security force for multinationals, especially oil companies. The National Security Statehas taken resources that might have gone to the well-being of people. The police have been militarized and are increasingly violent.

A close look at almost any issue reveals that a large segment of the the Republicans oppose democracy: healthcare, pharmaceuticals, transportation, weaponry, pensions, wages, software, and education, when you have seen examples from these and many other areas, what you find is class warfare and the wreckage from the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision.

11- The Republicans are not using a transparent media but their own biased media

Information streams are polluted. Media are concentrated, exploitative spammers, managed by party hacks, cowed into submission, infiltrated by psy-ops, spoon-fed the official line. Government is secretive. There is an assault on the press. Except for official voices, there is silence in the media. A diversity of points of view is essential for a democracy, but concentration of media corporations and government intrusion prevents the possibility of democracy.

12- Threats thundering the future of the United states if the Republicans Persist in their wrong policies

The Republican Party over-ride Constitutional checks and balances, its commitment to environmental destruction, war profiteering and empire is likely to destroy  people’s civil liberties, republic, and even the habitability of the planet (57).

Accordingly, the future of the US will be marked by poor relations with the rest of the world, financial instability, overpopulation, energy crisis, environmental catastrophe, inflation, and endless war. There will be little employment security, rising costs, declining wages, deteriorating infrastructure, expensive corporate healthcare, increasing surveillance, more intrusive government, higher taxes, and a continuing race for the bottom. It will meet the same as the fate of every other empire.

13- The GOP as an oligarchic party threatening American democracy

Several studies have revealed that the majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies the government adopts. To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy.

In a democracy the people are the government. But the Republicans when are elected they run the government for them. They do not run the country in the interest of the people; but for their business oriented interest. People, do not have the power to create laws in their interest, but the Republicans can. This causes an imbalance of power in the government. The Republicans may argue that people are not qualified or do not know enough to be trusted to make laws.

The Republicans should endorse laws that would bring the people into the operation of government as lawmakers. This would enable the American people to experience the responsibility of legislating and governing themselves directly, a matter that would bring about greater civic maturity. This direct involvement of the people in legislating laws will not alter the existing structure of representative governments; however, it does add an additional check, the People, to the American system of checks and balances. Bringing the people into the legislative operations of government sets up a working partnership with the people and their elected legislative representatives.

The ideological foundation of the National Citizens Initiative rests on the belief that the constituent power of the People is sovereign and the American People can govern themselves as they see fit in pursuit of their happiness and the general welfare. George Washington put it best: “The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.” (58).

14- The Republicans must quit over hyping threats and demanding military solutions

The key moving forward for the Republicans is to quit over hyping threats and demanding military solutions. Republicans must stop justifying extremely high levels of defense spending. They must stop claiming that the United States faces greater threats now than during the Cold War, and that the world is more dangerous, destructive, chaotic than ever before. The Republican hawks must stop warning that Armageddon will ensue if defense expenditures fall below four percent of GDP, even though they are vague about the connection between such an abstract figure and actual defense policy challenges. Today’s threats may be more numerous and varied, but even combined, they are significantly smaller and less grave than at the time of the cold war. U.S. deaths from terrorism are declining, and even with the global financial crisis, the world has not become more conflictual.

The continuous call of the Republicans for military action anywhere and everywhere trouble breaks out, had made the people to turn out their alarmist rhetoric. It will be hard for any leader to mobilize a war-weary public into taking even necessary military action in the near future, and the GOP’s constant crying of wolf will make this task much harder. A good grand strategy prioritizes threats and interests, and that is a habit the Republicans need to relearn.

the GOP to take foreign policy seriously again, they must reject the ideological absolutism that has consumed the GOP’s foreign policy rhetoric in recent years. They must realize that foreign policy has nonmilitary dimensions as well as military ones. And it means focusing on the threats and priorities that matter, rather than hyping every picayune concern.

15- The Republicans must learn how to act as a just ruler

Much mischief is caused by the neoconservatives who think they have a mission of peace, when they have not even a true perception of right and wrong. By their blind arrogance they depress the good and encourage the evil. They have spread corruption in the land which causes loss only to themselves.

The Koran says:

When they are told, “Do not cause corruption in the land, they say,’We are only promoters of peace’’ but it is they who are really making corruption, thoug they do not realize it (Al-Baqarah, 11-12).

Just ruling in Islam could be a guide for Republicans and for also other groups of mankind. Islam teaches that leadership in Islam is a trust. Often, it takes the form of an explicit contract or pledge between a leader and his followers that he will try his best to guide them, to protect them and to treat them fairly and with justice. Hence, the focus of leadership in Islam is on integrity and justice.

According to Islam, the two primary roles of a leader are those of servant-leader and guardian-leader. First, the leader is the servant of his followers. He is to seek their welfare and guide them towards good. The second role is to protect his community against tyranny and oppression, to encourage God-consciousness and and to promote justice.

In the Holy Koran God addresses human beings as his representatives or vicegerents on the earth providing them with all the necessary skills, principles and tools to lead their lives towards glory and also to lead others towards realizing their fullest potential.

Allah says in the Koran:

“It is He Who made you successors on the earth and raised some of you above others in rank, to test you through what He gives you. Your Lord is swift in punishment, yet He is most Forgiving and merciful (Al-An’am, 165).

As a representative of God Himself, human beings are assigned great faculties and qualities which if properly deployed could result in the achievement of miraculous goals.

In many of Hadiths the Prophet has directly and indirectly explained the leadership qualities and the importance of leadership. In one of his Hadiths the Prophet said:

“Each of you is a shepherd, and all of you are responsible for your flocks.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim).

The Republicans must learn to create a society, which  is Just, Equitable , Compassionate and Comforting. A society which is open to everybody and provide opportunities and Choices to everybody. A society which eradicartes hunger, poverty, diseases, suffering and injustice.

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Sarah Paline watch your tongue before you talk about Allah the Lord of the Supreme Throne

By

Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

 

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Paline criticized the Obama administration’s decision to supply weapons to the rebels in the civil war in Syria, arguing that the U.S. should “Let Allah sorts it out” until there is a stronger leader in the White House.

“Militarily, where is our commander in chief? We’re talking now more new interventions. I say until we know what we’re doing, until we have a commander in chief who knows what he’s doing, well, let these radical Islamic countries who aren’t even respecting basic human rights, where both sides are slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line, ‘Allah Akbar,’ I say until we have someone who knows what they’re doing, I say let Allah sorts it out,” Palin said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference.

From the political point of view, Paline might have some logical reasons, but what I didn’t like about her rhetoric was her saying:

  • “let these radical Islamic countries who aren’t respecting basic human rights where both sides are slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line Allah Akbar.”
  • “I say until we have someone who knows what they are doing, I say let Allah sort it out.”

Commenting on point 1, I am amazed to see that paline is either ignorant about what was really going on in Syria or she was hiding the facts from her audience. This slaughtering happening in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya, this slaughtering that Paline pictured as a violation of basic human rights and thus portraying Islamic countries by radicalism, is in fact an American plot against the Middle East. The plot is called ‘the New Middle East’. The objective is to reshape the Middle East by dividing it into religious and ethnic factions and sects living in small sectors without borders, so that America could draw the map of the Middle East according to its geostrategic needs and objectives. In order to carry out such inhuman plan, the U.S. government created ISIS, to wipe out the despotic rulers of the Middle East and replace them with more malleable Islamist leaders who will tear the Middle East apart. The Islamic militia were trained, armed and financed by the U.S. then implanted  in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, and Libya to create chaos (Condoleezza Rice described these chaos as “creative”). These militias burned the Middle East countries to the ground and caused the slaughters and massacres, which Paline described as “both sides are slaughtering each other” thus picturing the Arabs as savages and blood thirsty!

This vicious plan has led to millions of deaths, displacements and refugees now scattered on the borders of foreign countries without shelter, food or water! Yet when they reached the borders of America, they were rejected and accused by terrorism!  Is not that what Donald Trump, Ben Carson and several other hate monger Islamophobia Republicans said?

Sara Paline, while you are describing the Arab countries with radicalism and bloodthirsty, you must realize that America’s hands – this country claiming that she respects basic human rights – are stained with the blood of the innocents, and in return she will pay a dear price for oppressing others without right except for America’s greed for the Arab oil.

American oppression is the reason behind all the ordeals inflicting the   countries of the Middle East at the social, political, or economic levels. Due to the American proxy wars in the Middle East, sedition reign, individual and social relations disintegrate, and poverty and deprivation prevail; and the entire ecosystem deranges.

Allah repeatedly points out in the Koran that He dislikes the oppressors and the unjust, for they would be in a manifest error and they shall realize the black fate awaiting them on the Day of Judgment.

The American oppression is obvious in her acts exercised against the downtrodden people, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Palestine. It was also prevalent in her attempts to close in at all the downtrodden and developing peoples, to the interest of her own peoples, by placing her hands on their oil and mineral fortunes and controlling the people’s policies and security, and even their cultures and religions.

The consequences of oppression are terrible. Nothing more than oppression drives Allah to deny His blessings and hasten His wrath, for Allah hears the calls of the oppressed. He who oppresses the servants of Allah will be held accountable by Allah on the day of Judgment, and in the present life will be perished by his oppression.

Allah has deemed oppression the reason behind the collapse of civilizations and the weakness of societies, for He says:

“So those are their houses fallen down because they were unjust, most surely there is a sign in this for a people who know.” (27:52).

The oppressors must not rest assured if Allah gives them respite and does not hasten their punishment. He does that until they think that He let go of them, then He would retaliate with one blow, for He says:

“And let not those who disbelieve think that Our granting them respite is better for their souls; We grant them respite only that they may add to their sins; and they shall have a disgraceful chastisement.” (Al-Imran, 178).

The worst, cruelest, and hardest act of oppression, is the oppression of the weak, for it was narrated that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said:

“Allah’s wrath intensifies against he who oppresses the person who finds no helper apart from Him.”

The Prophet said of what is related from his Lord:

“O My servants, I have made oppression unlawful for Me and unlawful for you, so do not commit oppression against one another.”

Allah says in the Koran:

And Allah wills no injustice for his slaves (Ghafir, 31).

America must not forget that Allah has destroyed many evil nations and brought forth another people after them. When the evil people sensed destruction and felt Allah’s might, they ran away from it. But the angels said to them scornfully: ‘Do not run away! Return to the comforts, which you were given to enjoy and your dwelling-places, you may have much to answer for.  They said, ‘Woe to us! This is our destruction! We have indeed been doing wrong’. They kept bewailing their misfortune, until Allah reduced them to a useless form like reaped field of corn –  dead, like the stillness of fire when it is extinguished.

Allah says in His Koran:

How many a city that was evildoing we have destroyed, and set up after it another people! Then, when they perceived Our might , behold, they ran heading out of it. ‘Run not! Return you unto the luxury that you exulted in, and your dwelling places; haply you shall be questioned.’ They said, ‘Alas for us! We have been evildoers.’ And that cry of theirs ceased not until We made them (like) lifeless stubble (dead) (Al-Anbiya’, 11-15).

Commenting on point 2, Sarah Paline said scornfully, “I say until we have someone who knows what they are doing, I say let Allah sort it out.”

Allah knows for sure why the massacre going on in the Middle East has been committed. He knows the perpetrators and the killers. He knows the vicious plot against the innocents, and He sees the bloodshed of the victims. He knows those who prepared the scene for killing and murdering without right. And here, Allah will sort it out, not until a strong commander of chief who comes to know what they are doing in Syria, but He will sort it out according to the truth America concealed from the people about her plot against the innocents, and the oppression she exercised against the Arab nations. Allah sorted the truth out from falsehood and revealed the plot America concealed from the people.

Falsehood is always apt to perish in the wreck of time, and truth must ever prevail.

Allah says in His Holy Book the Koran:

’The truth has come, and falsehood has vanished away; surely falsehood is ever certain to vanish.’ (Al-Isra’, 81).

Sarah Paline, when you talk about Allah, you must talk about Him in awe and reverence because He is also your God. Your god is not the man Jesus Christ the son of Mary,  your god is not a man nailed to the cross, your god is not one in three or three in one. Your God is Allah, the One and only true God. Do not say that Allah is the God of the Muslims and not ours as the polytheist unbelievers say. Your Lord is Allah, the Just, the Supreme, the Mighty, the majestic, the Greatest, the Avenger, the most High. Watch your tongue because every word good or bad uttered from your mouth is recorded, and will be laid to your charge on the Day of Resurrection.

The ugly words about Islam uttered from you and the haters of Islam in your circle, are not just going to vanish in the air, on the contrary, they have very bad consequences. As Islam teaches, two recording angels had been assigned for each person. These angels are honorable scribes and their duty is to write down all the good and bad deeds.

The Koran says:

“. . . and He sends guardians (angels guarding and writing all of one’s good and bad deeds) over you . . .” (Al-An’am, 61).

“Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsel?  (Yes We do) and Our Messengers (appointed angels in charge of humankind) are by them, to record.” (Az-Zukhruf, 80).

“(Remember!) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being after he or she has attained the age of puberty), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions).  Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it).” (Qaf, 17-18).

“But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of humankind) to watch you, honorable, writing down (your deeds).” (Al-Infitar, 10-11).

Two angels, on the right and the left, record his deeds.  The one on the right writes down good deeds and the one on the left writes down evil deeds.

Sarah Paline, you and the other notorious Islamophobe hate mongers,  better watch your tongue when you talk about Allah and His religion. Do not bring forth His wrath upon you. He is watching over you and over all His creation during the day and during the night, he never sleeps. He knows what the breasts reveal and what they conceal. He is Everlasting.

Do not mess with Allah and take heed, because He might afflict you with calamities in the present life you cannot endure, and in the Hereafter His torture is ever terrible and most severe. In the present life, Allah afflicts His servants with fear and hunger, loss in wealth, health and lives, and crops. Loss of dear sons and daughters, defamation…etc. You cannot endure any of these!

Listen to the Koran:

Surely We will try you with something of fear and hunger, and diminution of goods and lives and fruits; yet give thou good tidings unto the patient (Al-Baqarah, 155).

Have fear and consciousness of Allah and ponder over events that happen around you. Learn lessons from them and remember, for the intelligent one is he who remembers and takes admonition.

Whatever misfortune befalls you is because of your own doing.

Allah says:

Whatever affliction may visit you is for what your hands have earned; and He pardons much (Ash-Shurah, 30).

He also says:

“Whatever good visits you, it is of Allah; whatever evil visits you, it is from yourself. And We have sent you a Messenger to mankind; Allah suffices  as a witness (Al-Nisa’, 79).

According to Allah’s law, evildoers are punished in this life, and in the Hereafter, they will be thrown in Hell for eternity,

The Holy Koran summarizes this plainly and clearly in its revelation again and again, warning mankind to mend their ways to save themselves from the consequences of their actions and deeds in this world and the world to come:

“And there befell them the evils of that which they had earned.  And [the same will happen to] people of the present time who are bent on wrongdoing, the evil that they earn will fall upon them. They cannot escape the consequences” (Az-Zumar, 51).

“Certain it is that the wrong- doers will not prosper” (Al-An’am, 135).

“And [in the end,] the last remnant of those folk who had been bent on evildoing was wiped out. For all praise is due to Allah, the Sustainer of all the worlds” (Al-An’am,  6.45).

In order to exploit the  resources of the developing world, America oppresses and tears the Middle East apart under the guise of human rights, democracy,  justice and free speech, when in reality, it is only for catastrophic greed.  America fools the people that she has a mission of peace, when she has not even a true perception of right and wrong. By her blind arrogance, she depresses  good and encourages  evil.

“And when they are told, “Do not make mischief on earth,” they answer, ‘We are only ones that puts things right.’ Truly, they are the workers of corruption but they are not aware (Al-Baqarah, 11).

Sarah Paline, as a woman living in a materialistic world, you put worldly interest first, total and unconditional devotion to truth appears unwise, for your true allegiance is to your worldly interests; only on artificial level can you attach yourself to the truth. You consider yourself clever, and you get yourself a round of applause here and there. But this is no more than hypocrisy which keeps on growing.

The Tea Party you are proud to be one of its prominent members became the plague of America. This party was based on racism and religiosity instead of sound political ideas. The Tea Party lives on seething rage and constant denial.

…”No! No. Absolutely not. Our great nation was founded by Christians for Christians. Put God back in the classroom; put the Ten commandments in every courthouse. We are not racist. We have President Obama because he is a social tyrant, born in Kenya and Is destroying our God-given Constitution. He is not country. He is not one of us, we are real Americans. We will take our country back”…

This type of inflammatory rhetoric echoed from every Tea Party rally, and continues today; strident baloney, blatant nonsense. Virulence and rage  reverberate unceasingly. Tea people pretend to hate government simply as cover for its racism and fanatic religiosity (1).

The contribution of the Tea Party to the race of the Republicans for the 2016 presidency is ridiculous and not adequately planned. A part of the GOP problem is the plague of too many candidates, 17 at last count, with many of them competing for headlines by making outrageous statements targeting Hispanics, Muslims, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, or each other. They apparently feel the need to do so not only because Donald Trump—being the master of outrage—continues to draw the most media attention, but because, as Trump’s poll numbers demonstrate, a significant body of Republican voters feed off the anger and insult that is being dished out.

Instead of a serious policy debate, Americans are forced to endure a campaign based on xenophobia, personality attacks, and crude taunts.

Trump continued his rant against “illegals”; Ted Cruz called his party’s legislative leader “a liar” on the floor of the Senate; Scott Walker was slightly more refined accusing his party’s leaders of making “false promises”; Mike Huckabee charged that with the Iran deal, Obama was marching Israelis into the ovens; and Marco Rubio criticized Trump saying that America didn’t need another president with “no class”, because we already have a president with “no class”.

The thoughtful candidates on the Republican side who have ideas worth examining have been drowned out by the excessive news coverage given to the demeaning verbal antics of their erstwhile challengers.

Responsible Republicans warned that a monster was being created that would first attack the president and Democrats but would ultimately turn on the GOP and devour it, as well. The party paid no heed to these warnings and, believing that they could ride this insurgency to victory, they fed the beast of anger and frustration. The warnings proved true. In state-wide elections moderate Republicans were defeated by the “Tea Party” and the establishment of the GOP found itself losing control of its base.

Well, Sarah Paline, since the Tea Party is not the subject matter of this article, what I wrote here was just a quick note about its decline to reform the social and political life of America.

Going back to Allah, His name must be uttered with  reverence and submissiveness. We Muslims entertain the profound reverence dutiful to Him, and we praise Him and extoll His glorious attributes. We revere Him in a manner appropriate to His absolute Sovereignty.

Allah says in the Koran:

Believers, fear Allah as He should be feared. And die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims with complete submission to Allah). (Al-Imran, 102).

Allah also says:

Mankind, fear your Lord, who created you of a single soul, and from it created its mate, and from the pair of them scattered many men and women far and wide; and fear Allah in whose name you make requests of one another. Beware of severing the ties of kinship. Allah is always watching over you (Al-Nisa’, 1).

Those who chose to mock Allah and His verses, His prophets and the believers will enter the fire of Hell, where they will suffer their bitter “reward” for mocking Allah’s religion. The Hell prepared for such people is everlasting, because after the Day of Judgment they will be ignored and kept far from Allah’s mercy, just as they had ignored and forgotten the Day of Reckoning.

Allah says:

And the evil deeds that they have done shall appear to them, and they shall be encompassed by that they mocked at. And it shall be said, ‘Today We do forget you just as you forgot your appointment with this Day; and your refuge is the Fire, and you shall have no helpers. That is for that you took Allah’s signs in mockery, and the present life deluded you.’ So today they shall not be brought forth from it, nor will they be given the chance to make amends (Al-Jatiyah, 33-37).

Those who mock at Allah and his Revelation will be mocked at on the Day of Judgment, and then their final abode will be hell-Fire for eternity.

Woe to every guilty impostor who hears the signs of Allah being recited to him, yet persists in his arrogance as if he had never heard them; so give him the good tidings of a painful chastisement. And when he knows anything of Our signs, he takes them in mockery; those – for them awaits a humbling chastisement. Hell [lurks] behind them; and that they have earned will not benefit them, nor those they took as protectors, apart from Allah – a tremendous torment awaits them. This is true guidance and those who disbelieve in the signs of their Lord will have a woeful torment (Al-Jatiyah, 7-11).

Those mocking at Allah and His revelations, their mocking will recoil on them on the day of accountability and they will be encompassed by the same things they turned into ridicule.

The torment of Allah to the unbelievers who rejected His signs and mocked at His Revelation does not mean that He did them injustice, but it was they who wronged themselves.

Allah says:

…and Allah wronged them not, but themselves they wronged. So the evil things they have done smote them, and they were encompassed by that they mocked at (Al-Nahl, 33-34).

The House Republican caucus remains the place where the ugly head of Islamophobia rests comfortably. Tea Party affiliated Republicans excelled in attacking Islam without knowledge or authority. So far, such strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee. They do not fear political cost because they see Muslims as a small voting bloc. These fear monger Republicans include Joe Walsh, Allen West, Peter King, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Michel Bachmann, Mike McCaul,  Louie Gohmert, and Trent Franks. In addition to these Islamophobe hate mongers, we have another gang hired by Judeo-Christian coalition working ardently against Islam. They form an Islamophobia industry heavily sponsored by Religious Right and American Zionist organizations. They were exceptional in tarnishing Islam, belying the Koran, slandering the Prophet, and humiliating Allah the Creator. Their dirt reached to the extent of burning the Koran. To mention only few:  Daniel Pipes, Sam Shamoun, bill warner, the devil incarnate Robert Spencer, the women astray Pamela Geller, Ayaan Hirsy, and the fool Geert wilders of Holland.

The Evangelical Christian leaders known also as false prophets by some Americans joined also the comedy. They vomited from their dirty mouths foul epithets about Islam and the Prophet of Islam, these were: Pat Robertson, franklin Graham, the deceased Jerry Falwell, Jimmy Swaggart, john Hagee, and BennyHinn.

Due to their ignorance, these fools do not know that every dirty word they uttered against Allah, will be laid to their charge as I explained before. The fools have taken Satan as a friend and they do not know that he is inviting them to the blazing Fire. He made them take Allah their Creator as the enemy!

These morons think that by bashing Islam and Muslims are doing something good to their country, but the fact is they were hired and heavily financed to do such dirty job. All they have done in fact was to spread mischief in the land by spreading dissension between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. They harmed the feeling of American Muslims as well as one billion and five hundred million Muslims living in mostly all parts of the world. These opportunists are in fact unpatriotic, because they do not care about the solidarity of the American society. They are like cancer destroying the body of the society and must be stopped. But what we hear from them is the sarcastic saying: “We are a free country, the constitution allows us to say whatever we like to say…bla, bla, bla.”

These fools do not understand that by attacking the Creator and His religion have invoked His wrath on their empty heads and on their country. Allah’s wrath might come individually or collectively! Individually by singling out the committers of sins, and collectively by destroying the whole country because it allowed the sins to grow and did not lift a finger to stop it.

Allah says regarding the recompense of His enemies in the Hereafter:

That is the recompense of Allah’s enemies – the Fire, wherein they shall have the abode of eternity as a recompense, for that they denied Our signs (Fussilat, 28).

Some of the biggest misconceptions that many non-Muslims have about Islam have to do with the word “Allah.”  For various reasons, many people have come to believe that Muslims worship a different God than Christians and Jews.  This is totally false, since “Allah” is simply the Arabic word for “God” – and there is only One God. The God of Muslims is the God of the universe, the God of Muhammad and all prophets who came before him, including Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus.

Allah says in the Koran:

Say (O Muslims), “We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the twelve sons of Ya’qub (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Musa (Moses) and ‘Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted [in Islam] (Al-Baqarah, 136).

Therefore, the Islam Muhammad brought is not a new religion but the culmination and fulfilment of the same basic truth that Allah (God) revealed through all His prophets to every people.

As there is only One God, there is only One Religion. Islam is the preserved pure religion of all prophets sent by Allah. Islam means the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). Therefore, all prophets were indeed Muslims because they were true submitters to the will of Allah, the Creator.

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all claim to be “Abrahamic Faiths”, and all of them are also classified as “monotheistic.”  However, Islam teaches that other religions have, in one way or another, distorted and nullified a pure and proper belief in Almighty God by neglecting His true teachings and mixing them with man-made ideas such as the concepts of the Trinity, divine incarnation  original sin, crucifixion, vicarious atonement.

We read in the Koran:

“Truly, the religion with Allah (God) is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the signs of Allah, then surely, Allah is swift in calling to account.” (Al-Imran, 19).

We also read”

“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.” (Al-Imran, 85).
Sarah Paline, again, and based on the above, before you talk about Allah next  time, His Greatness and Might must always be present in your mind. This would make you talk about Him in reverence and humility.

If you do not know how Allah is Great and Almighty, read the verse of the Throne:

Allah! There is no God but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who could intercede in His presence save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. His Throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-High, the All-glorious (Al-Baqarah, 255).

If you do not know Allah’s infinite Glory and power read the next verse:

He is Allah; there is no god but He. He is the King, the Holy, the All-Peaceable, the All-Faithful, the All-Preserver, the All-Mighty, the All-Compeller, the All-Sublime. Glory be to Allah, above that they associate. He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belongs the Names Most Beautiful. All that in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise (Al-Hashr, 22-24).

References:

  • The seed of the Tea Party: racism and religiosity. By Leonardo Smythe-Jones. https: // books.google.com

 

 

 

Franklin Graham – is that your attainment of knowledge? Evil is that you judge

By

Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

Hate speech against Islam by Christian preachers is one of the main reasons for the growing numbers of hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. and the recent spike in Islamophobia. The harsh opinions voiced by some conservative Christian leaders recently appears to amplify such sentiments.

Since September 11, 2001, the nation’s leading evangelical Christians have been thundering against Islam, both from the pulpit and on television.

About Muhammad – the Prophet of Islam – Pat Robertson founder of the Christian Coalition said. “He was a robber and a brigand. And to say that these terrorists distort Islam? They’re carrying out Islam!”

Pat Robertson also said, ’Islam is a ‘monumental scam.’

“Adolph Hitler was bad, but what the Muslims want to do to the Jews is worse,” Pat Robertson said.

The Rev. Jerry Vines said at a Southern Baptist convention, “Islam was founded by Mohammed, a demon-possessed paedophile who had 12 wives, and his last one was a 9-year-old girl.”

Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart referred to the Prophet Muhammad as a “sex deviant,” “pervert,” and “paedophile.” He also called for the expulsion of all foreign Muslim university students in the United States and for profiling of airline passengers ‘with a diaper on their head and a fan-belt around their waist.’

Of American Muslims, Swaggart said: ‘We ought to tell every other Muslem living in this nation that if you say one word, you’re gone.’

Jimmy Swaggart also said, ‘You know what we ought to do? We ought to take every single Muslim student in every college in this nation and ship them back to where they came from.’

Jerry Falwell called Islam “satanic” and called Muhammad a “terrorist”, to which he added: “I concluded from reading Muslim and non-Muslim writers that Muhammad was a violent man, a man of war.”

Benny Hinn proclaimed to thousands of Christians at the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, TX that “We are on God’s side. This is not a war between Arabs and Jews. It’s a war between God and the devil.” Several conservative Christian ministers from the Dallas area, who shared the podium, clapped and nodded their approval. Later, a few of them said that the line between Christians and Muslims is the difference between good and evil.

Evangelists are attacking Islam because it is a good way to drum up passions and donations among their supporters.

Another Evangelical Christian viciously attacking Islam and Muslims is Franklin Graham. He is an American Christian Evangelist and missionary.

Franklin Graham is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization. Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work. The name of the organization is based on the New Testament Parable of the Good Samaritan, in which Jesus uses a parable to teach people one form of the Golden Rule; “love your neighbour as yourself”.

The Christian relief organization follows the example and teachings of Jesus in serving marginalized communities around the world.

Franklin Graham is therefore an important figure in the United States because he is the son of Billy Graham, the world-renowned evangelist, and that gives him access to a multitude of media platforms; he desperately wants to inherit his father’s unofficial title of “America’s Pastor”; and He is considered a highly respected player in the world of conservative Christian evangelicalism.

Over the past few years, Graham has carved out a well-deserved reputation as one of the United States’ leading religious-based Islamophobes. The man is promoting hate against Islam thus threatening the solidarity of the American society.

Franklin Graham is one of the most consistent voices arguing that Christians in this country are being persecuted, victimized and “excluded from the public square.”

Franklin Graham opposed a decision by Duke University to allow the Adhaan, i.e. the Muslim call to prayer, to be announced from the bell tower of the campus’s Christian chapel. Graham took to Facebook to exclaim: “As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism. I call on the donors and alumni to withhold their support from Duke until this policy is reversed. “

Soon after Graham’s intervention, the university reversed its decision. University officials claimed that the cancellation was based on a “credible and serious security threat.”

Graham later said, that while he “agrees with diversity … what’s happening with this country is all these religions are getting front row and Christians are being pushed — and we’re the majority — are being pushed back to the back of the room. This country was built on Christian principles, it was men and women who believed in God and believed in His Son Jesus Christ who built this country. We are the greatest nation in the history of the world. Islam didn’t build it, and it wasn’t built by any other group. It was those who supported and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ.”

A professor at Wheaton College argued that the God worshiped by Christians is the same God worshipped by Islam. Larycia Alaine Hawkins, who has been an Associate Professor since 2007, also announced she would wear a hijab during Advent in support of Muslims.

Franklin Graham responded furiously by saying on his Facebook: “Can you believe this Wheaton College professor who says she’s going to wear a hijab for the holidays this year to show solidarity with Islam? Shame on her! She said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Well she is absolutely wrong—she obviously doesn’t know her Bible and she doesn’t know Islam. The God of the Bible has a Son named Jesus Christ. The god of Islam does not have a son, and even the thought of that would be sacrilegious to Muslims. The God of the Bible sent His Son to earth to die in our place and save us from our sins. The god of Islam requires you to die for him to be sure that you are going to heaven. That is a huge difference—and there are many more examples! I am thankful the school is dealing with this and has put this professor on administrative leave. Wheaton College is one of the premier evangelical universities in this country—and on top of that, my father Billy Graham and my mother graduated from Wheaton in 1943.”

Graham added, “We’re the greatest nation in the history of the earth and we have people today that want to destroy what we believe and what we stand for. I think the university needs to understand that the world in which we live today, we’ve been at war now 10 years against terrorists and the terrorists we’ve been fighting are people who support and believe in the Islamic faith.”

As a response to Graham’s comments, the college recommended Hawkins be fired, and placed her on administrative leave.

The school previously said Hawkins was disciplined not because she chose to wear a hijab but because her “theological statements seem inconsistent with Wheaton’s doctrinal convictions”.

During a 2010 televised town hall meeting, Graham called Islam “wicked” and “evil.” “They want to build as many mosques and cultural centres as they possibly can so they can convert as many Americans as they can to Islam.”

Graham said: “Our president and his attorney general have turned their backs on God and His standards, and many in the Congress are following the administration’s lead. This is shameful.”

More recently, Graham criticized The Episcopal Church’s National Cathedral in Washington for permitting its first Muslim prayer service. On his Facebook page, he wrote: “It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins.”

Viewing the activities of the Islamic State, the Taliban and Boko Haram he concluded: “This is Islam. It has not been hijacked by radicals. This is the faith, this is the religion. It is what it is. It speaks for itself.”

He added: “I think it is very important that we do all that we can to try to share God’s love with Muslims because they have no hope outside of dying in Jihad. I want them to know, you do not have to die for God. God died for us. He sent His Son to die for us. We do not have to kill ourselves to please God. I want them to know that they can have eternal life.”

Franklin Graham is a pot-stirring opportunist. To score political points with his conservative Christian followers, he has lambasted President Obama on numerous occasions, including questioning the President’s faith and the country of his birth. Therefore, it is not surprising that when an opportunity presented itself at Duke University, “Graham’s Facebook fulminations,” as Religion News Service’s Aaron Griffith recently pointed out, “transformed what could have been a nuanced campus debate about religious establishment, sacred space, and pluralism into a countrywide fracas that calls to mind 1980s culture wars.” (1).

Noting how Islamic law, sharia, contrasts with the U.S. Constitution and how women are treated under sharia, Franklin Graham said he did not believe that Islam is compatible with American values, and added that all immigration should halt “until we have a proper system to vet people.”

“We can’t just open up our arms and just say ‘everybody come,’ because there’s people out there that want to destroy our nation, and want to destroy you and our way of life,” said Rev. Graham. “We have a responsibility, our government, the president, our Congress has a responsibility to protect all Americans.”

Rev. Graham was interviewed by Greta Van Susteren, host of On the Record, about the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians by the Islamic State.

“The president is ignoring the fact that these are Islamic extremists, these are terrorists, and ISIS is a terrorist organization and they are bent on destroying the West,” said Graham.  “They’ve already said they want the flag of Islam to fly over the White House.”

He continued, “The president, his entire life, his whole influence has been Islam. His mother was married to a Muslim. His father is a Muslim. Then she married a Muslim man from Indonesia.”

“He [Obama] was raised in Indonesia,” said Graham.  “He went to Islamic schools. …  So, his whole life experiences have been surrounded by Islam. He only knows Islam. And he’s given a pass to Islam. He’s refusing to accept and understand the evil that is in front of him.”

On the apocalyptic influence of Muslims he said, “We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad. We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled. Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized–and they do their killing to honour their religion and Muhammad. During World War 2, we didn’t allow Japanese to immigrate to America, nor did we allow Germans. Why are we allowing Muslims now?” (2).

Franklin Graham is a Donald Trump Supporter, a venomous Islamophobe, and a “pro-life” zealot walk into a church. He spoke in favour of Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from the United States.

Due to his hatred and bigotry towards Islam and Muslims, the Pentagon disinvited him from a National Day of Prayer event. The American administration realized that Franklin Graham is a hate-monger who has maligned millions of innocent American Muslims and Muslims worldwide who not only condemn violence but also work hard to combat extremism from all sources including Franklin Graham.

Franklin Graham was close to the Bush administration and his hateful language towards Islam along with that of others such as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Jerry Vines has been instrumental in nourishing the notion in the Muslim World that the war on terror was actually a war on Islam (3).

Franklin Graham wants everyone to know that the White House has been “infiltrated by Muslims,” even though he can’t name a single one. The right-wing pastor seems upset that Muslims are allowed to serve in the U.S. government, telling Pat Robertson’s son, Gordon, on the Christian Broadcasting Network that Muslims are now running the show and will begin to persecute Christians in America.

Franklin Graham said: “The only hope for America is not the Democratic Party and it’s not the Republican Party, the only hope for America is God.”

Franklin Graham has stated that the attacks in Paris and Beirut have shown that “Islam has declared war on the world, and it’s high time we acknowledge it and respond decisively.
Evangelist Franklin Graham doubled down on his immigration stance in the wake of the Paris attacks, proclaiming in a Facebook post that “Islam is not a peaceful religion” and that Muslim immigration cannot continue.

“We cannot allow Muslim immigrants to come across our borders unchecked while we are fighting this war on terror,” Graham wrote on Facebook. “If we continue to allow Muslim immigration, we’ll see much more of what happened in Paris — it’s on our doorstep.”
Graham warned that Europe is “being overrun by young Muslim men from the Middle East, and they do not know their backgrounds or their motives and intentions.”

He also said that he believes that the American public has been misled about the true nature of Islam.

“Islam is not a peaceful religion as George W. Bush told us and as President Barack Obama has said — that is just not true,” Graham said. He also said, “Our president and our politicians in Washington need to wake up before it’s too late. This is not the time to be politically correct. Our nation’s security is at stake. The future of our children and grandchildren is at stake” (4).

“This country at this time there’s the potential for some of these people to turn on this nation for our kindness and our gratitude and commit murder,” Graham said in an interview that was conducted at The Blaze’s New York City newsroom. “And it’s not just the murder of just one or two, but it could be a large event that could take the lives of many people.”

After all these hostilities and false accusations against Islam, I realized that Franklin Graham is entirely ignorant about the religion of Islam. I became even certain that the man is also ignorant about the religion of Jesus and not only Islam. He has built his false accusations on toxic emotions expressing ignorance, hatred, racism and bigotry.

To confront this nonsense, I find myself compelled to clarify the truth to the readers, and bring light to the people he misguided by his superstitions based on ignorance and irrational belief. The purpose is not to contradict or oppose, but to show how far the man had gone stray from the right path.

The true religion of Jesus, which Franklin Graham does not know

The statement of Graham that Jesus is God, the son of God, or a triune God, shows clearly that he is ignorant of the true religion of Jesus, and it is about time to teach him what Jesus preached, and what the religion of Allah (God) truly is?

Graham said: “Islam denies that God has a Son. They deny that Jesus is God. They do not believe in a Triune God–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I can tell you–Islam and Christianity clearly do not worship the same God.”

This statement shows clearly that Graham does not know his own religion. This statement is in fact a glaring blasphemy. If Graham were teaching his followers that Jesus is God or the son of God, and that God is a triune God, then he has committed the most heinous sin in Allah’s eyes. The man has blasphemed against God by claiming that Jesus is a triune god – the father, the son and the Holy Spirit.

Franklin Graham went further and fared worse by taking Jesus god besides Allah. Jesus can create nothing – he himself was created. Jesus has no power to control his own destiny nor can he defend himself against what is destined to do him harm or good. He has no power to control death or life or resurrection.

The Koran says in this respect:

Yet they have taken to them gods, apart from Him, that create nothing and themselves are created, and have no power to hurt or profit themselves, no power of death or life or resurrection (Al-furqan, 3).

The poor man has fallen into superstitions invented by the scribes. Franklin Graham is just parroting the corruption of the ancients who ruined their souls by inventing blasphemous dogmas in the Gospel of Jesus and misguided the Christians who came after them.

This is why the Koran came. It came to teach people astray like Franklin Graham the truth about the authentic religion of Allah, which Jesus also preached to the disciples.

The problem the Christians are suffering from today, is that they believe in corrupted scriptures. The scribes who wrote the Gospels violated the scriptures by additions and curtailments. They invented pagan dogmas that were not preached by Jesus.

The Koran says that Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus all got their divine books. The Koran means that these books were revealed to their messengers in their original form. These books were given to the four messengers of Allah, directly by a revelation from Allah. After the messengers received their revelations, some messengers like Abraham, Moses and David wrote these revelations down and others did not, like Jesus. After Abraham, Moses and David died, the book of Abraham was lost, The Torah of Moses was corrupted and badly edited as time went on and unknown writers wrote most of the Psalms of David. As for the Gospel, well as soon as Jesus left the earth—the New Testament was badly corrupted by unreliable oral traditions, growing legends, fictional forms and cheats and frauds who were pretending to be apostles of the original church (like Paul of Tarsus).

The Koran says that the current Torah, Psalms and Gospel have been badly corrupted. Numerous passages of the Koran refer to man’s distortion and alterations of the previous books of Allah. These passages note that the received books by the People of the Book, The Jews and the Christians, do not conform to the original revelations that were given to Moses, David and Jesus.

The following verses from the Koran are among the more direct in addressing this distortion of the prior books of Allah.

Can ye (o ye men of faith) entertain the hope that they will believe in you? Seeing that a party of them heard the Word of Allah, and perverted it knowingly after they understood it. Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: “This is from Allah,” to traffic with it for miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby. (Koran 2:75,79).

There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (As they read) you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part of the Book; and they say, “That is from Allah,” but it is not from Allah: It is they who tell a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it! (Koran 3:78).

And remember Allah took a covenant from the People of the Book, to make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it; but they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And vile was the bargain they made! (Koran 3:187)

But because of their breach of their covenant (the Jews), We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring a few – ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind. From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the day of Judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done. (Koran 5:13-14) .

No just estimate of Allah do they make when they say: ‘Allah has sent nothing down to man.’ Say: ‘Who then sent down the Book which Moses brought as a light and guidance to man, which you made to separate sheets, showing some but hiding many? You were taught things that neither you nor your forefathers had known.’ Say: ‘Allah [sent it down],’ then leave them engrossed in their vain talk (Koran 6:91).

About the corruption of the Bible the Prophet of Islam said:

“Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Koran) which has been revealed to Allah’s Apostle is newer and the latest? You read it pure, undistorted and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it, and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, ‘It is from Allah,’ to sell it for a little gain. Does not the knowledge that has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!” (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 92, Number 461).

Scholars of the Bible say the Bible has been badly edited and corrupted over time.

Critical scholars today agree that the sources of the Pentateuch were 4 separate documents written in different times by different authors. These source documents were called the J (Jehowah/Yahweh), E (Elohim) D (Deuteronomic), and the P (priestly), documents. Internal evidence shows that “J” originated from the southern kingdom of Judah and was the earliest to be documented around 900BC; “E” was written in the northern kingdom of Israel probably about a century or so later. The “D” document is dated to about 700BC. The documents were then combined into one by the priesthood, who added their own “Priestly” tradition to it, during the Babylonian exile (after 560 BC).

The gospels are not eyewitness accounts. Some scholars say so many revisions occurred in the 100 years following Jesus’ death that no one can be absolutely sure of the accuracy or authenticity of the Gospels, especially of the words the authors attributed to Jesus himself.

Even the Biblical book of Jeremiah clearly states that the scribes of the ancient Israelites altered the revealed scriptures given to the Israelites by Allah, and thus changed them “into a lie”.

” ‘How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the LORD,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely? (Jeremiah 8:8 New International Version).

in conclusion, one can see that the Koran maintains that the books of the Jews and Christians have been corrupted, altered and edited over time. When the Koran talks about the Torah, Psalms and the Gospel it is speaking about the original versions given to Moses, David and Jesus. It is not talking about the current Torah, Psalms and the Four Canonical Gospels we have today.

Due to suc+h corruption, the scribes incorporated in the Gospel of Jesus several unreasonable dogmas that changed the original words of Jesus. Now we can see Jesus who was sent as a Messenger to the Children of Israel has become a triune God. The Christians worshipped him and considered him as three personal distinctions in God’s complex nature, traditionally referred to as “three Persons in the Godhead”—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is distinct from the others but never acts independently. They are one in nature and purpose. This mystery is called the doctrine of the Trinity.

Because of the Trinity, God can become flesh in the form of the Son and still exist in such a way that He can run the universe. Therefore, the Son can communicate to us on our level.

Other mysterious dogmas were also added to the corrupted Bibles, such as original sin, vicarious atonement, and  crucifixion, dogmas that were completely rejected by the Koran.

The Koran stated that Jesus, the son of Mary, was sent to guide the children of Israel with a new scripture, the Injîl or Gospel. The Koran stated that Jesus was born to Mary as the result of virginal conception, a miraculous event which occurred by the decree of Allah. To aid in his ministry to the Jewish people, Jesus was given the ability to perform miracles with the permission of God rather than of his own power. According to the Koran, Jesus, although appearing to have been crucified, was not killed by crucifixion or by any other means; instead, Allah honoured him and raised him unto Himself. Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus was a Muslim (i.e., one who submits to the will of Allah), as he preached that his followers should adopt the straight path as commanded by Allah. The Koran rejects the Trinitarian Christian view that Jesus was God incarnate or the son of God, that he was ever crucified or resurrected, or that he ever atoned for the sins of mankind. The Koran said that Jesus himself never claimed any of these things, and that Jesus would deny having ever claimed divinity at the Last Judgement and God will vindicate him. The Koran emphasized that Jesus was a mortal human being who, like all other prophets, had been divinely chosen to deliver Allah’s message. The Koran forbade the association of partners with Allah, emphasizing a strict notion of monotheism (tawheed).

The God of the universe is the One and only God, Allah. This assertion has been mentioned in all the revealed scriptures. The name of God in the Koran is Allah, the One and Only Eternal God, Creator of the Universe, King of all kings, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

The religion of Allah since He created the universe and until the Day of Resurrection is only Islam and no other. Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to His law.

Everything and every phenomenon in the world other than man is administered totally by God-made laws, i.e. they are obedient to Allah and submissive to His laws, they are in the state of Islam. Man possesses the qualities of intelligence and choice, thus he is invited to submit to the good will of Allah and obey His law, i.e. become a Muslim.

Submission to the good will of Allah, together with obedience to His beneficial Law, i.e. becoming a Muslim, is the best safeguard for man’s peace and harmony.

Islam dates back to the age of Adam and its message of strict monotheism has been conveyed to man by God’s prophets and messengers, including Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.

Allah says in the Koran:

“Verily, We have sent to every nation a messenger saying: ‘Worship Allah and avoid false objects of worship'” (Al-Nahl,  36).

The message of all the prophets is therefore the same – Allah is One and He ought to be worshipped alone without associating with Him any partners.

We read in the Koran:

Indeed the religion with Allah is Islam (Al-Imran, 19).

Worshipping Allah alone is indeed the very purpose for which Allah created mankind:

“I did not create the jinn and mankind except to serve Me”. (Al-Dhariyat, 56).

After the loss or corruption of the old scriptures, the message of Islam has been restored and enforced in the last stage of the religious evolution by Allah’s last Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad – peace be upon him.

The Koran came with one true reality: Allah is One and not three. Blessed are those who treasured this truth in their souls while still living their life of probation.

The Koran says:

This is a Message to be delivered to mankind that they may be warned by it, and that they may know that He is one God, and that all possessed of mind may remember (Ibrahîm, 52).”

Considering this very quality of the Koran, it has been given the name muhaymin (guardian). In order to establish justice and equity, we need a balance and a criterion. Almighty Allah has referred to these two qualities of the Koran in the following verse:

And We have sent down to thee the Book with the truth, confirming the Book that was before it (the Torah of Moses and the Gospel of Jesus), and assuring it. So judge between them according to what Allah has sent down, and do not follow their caprices, to forsake the truth that has come to thee (Al-Maidah, 48).

The Koran therefore, supersedes previous revelations because it came directly from Allah, and is not a second-hand book written by men after the extinction of authentic divine Books. Allah has sent Muhammad the seal of the prophets with the Koran – the religion of Islam, and with it the confession that there is no deity except Allah, that He may cause the religion of Islam to prevail over all religions which came before it until the Day of Judgement, however much the idolaters may be averse that this should be so.

Again, and again, it must be clear in the minds of all people that Allah has sent down the Koran confirming the Scriptures which were revealed before and serving as the Book of reference which does answer any query on matters disputed among the Jews and the Christians, for it is the umpire of all preceding Scriptures, and the decision that is based upon its precepts shall have to be accepted as final.

In other words, the Koran safeguards the former Books for it has preserved within it the teachings of all preceding Books. It watches over these Books in the sense that it will not let their true teachings to be lost. It supports and upholds these Books in the sense that it corroborates the Word of Allah, which has remained intact in them.  It stands as a witness because it bears testimony to the Word of Allah contained in these Books and helps to sort it out from the interpretations and commentaries of the people which were mixed with it: what is confirmed by the Koran is the Word of Allah and what is against it is that of the people.

Reference: The meaning of the Holy Qur’an. By Abdullag Yusuf Ali. Islamic Book Trust Kuala Lmour – 2005.

The Koran says:

It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth that He may uplift it over all religion, even though the idolaters may detest it (Al-Saff, 9).

The problem with franklin Graham and so many others like him is that they lead their lives on the level of community-oriented thinking. They recognize the truth when it comes to them only from a member of their own community. If Allah selects as his messenger someone from outside their community, then the message he brings does not lodge in their minds, even when their own hearts bear witness to the veracity of that message. If such false believers regard themselves as true believers, they will find their names deleted from the list of believers in the Hereafter. This is because they recognized the truth only in relation to their community rather than in relation to Allah. Not acknowledging a message of truth, which has been testified to by their own hearts, is the worst crime in the eyes of Allah.

Not acknowledging any truth external to their community appears to be a bid to save their faith. But in actuality it destroys their faith. Allah’s true believer lives on Allah’s continuous inspiration, so that one who confines himself to self-worship and community-worship will be blocking all parts to Allah’s blessing entering into him. After being deprived of Allah’s inspiration, what will be there left with which to nurture his faith? (5).

Allah says in the Koran:

Do they seek other than the religion of Allah even though to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly? And to Him shall they all be returned (Al-Imran, 83).

Such people will be condemned in the Hereafter and all creatures will join in this condemnation.

In religion, people’s excesses may lead them to blasphemy. The Jewish excesses in the direction of formalism, racialism, exclusiveness, rejection of Jesus and Muhammad have been condemned in many places in the Koran. The Christian attitude which raises Jesus to an equality with Allah, attributes a physical son to Allah, and invents the doctrine of the Trinity, and in some cases venerates Mary almost to idolatry, is strictly condemned in the Koran. The doctrine of Trinity, equality with Allah, and son-ship, are repudiated as blasphemies. Allah is independent of all needs and has no need of a son to manage His affairs. Jesus was but a messenger of Allah, he often watched and prayed as a humble worshipper of Allah; and his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane was full of human dignity, suffering and self-humiliation (Matt. xxvi. 36-45).

Allah says in the Koran:

People of the Book go not beyond the bounds in your religion, and say not as to Allah but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only the Messenger of Allah, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a spirit from him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not, ‘three.’ Refrain; better is it for you. Allah is only One God. Glory be to Him – that He should have a son! To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth; Allah suffices for a guardian. The Messiah will not disdain to be a servant of Allah neither the angels who are near stationed to Him. Whosoever disdains to serve Him, and waxes proud, He will assuredly muster them to Him, all of them (Al-Nisa’, 171-172).

The Koran enjoins us not to indulge in excesses of any sort. For instance, calling a servant of Allah created without a father the son of Allah; or regarding someone to whom Allah has granted special honour or status as an extraordinary, infallible being. This is what the Christians had done when they elevated Jesus the son of Mary to the status of Allah or the son of Allah. Associating Jesus with Allah in worship is a form of glaring polytheism – a form of ugly excess.

Allah says in the Glorious Koran:

They indeed have disbelieved who say: “Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. Say: Who then could prevent Allah if He so willed from destroying Christ, son of Mary, and his mother and everyone on earth? The kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything between them belong to Allah. He creates what He will, and Allah has power over all things (Al-Maidah, 17).

Franklin Graham says that Muslims do not believe in the same God. Let us see what Allah the Creator of the universe says in His Koran about the God Muslims worship.

Say, “We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us. We have believed in what was revealed to Ibrahîm (Abraham), Ishma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob) and the Tribes, and in what were given to Moses and Jesus and in what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them. We have submitted to Allah.” And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him. In the Hereafter, he will be among the losers. “(Al-Imran, 83-85).

This is the God we Muslims worship; This is the God all believers of ancient times worshipped.  Does Franklin Graham believe in another god, if he does, he is then a disbeliever, a polytheist worshipping a triune god, and an idolater worshipping a man nailed to the cross!

We read in the Koran:

Most of them do not believe in Allah except while joining partners with Him (Yussuf, 106).

The superstitions which had contaminated the religion of Jesus have one common cause, or origin, and that is thinking and speaking about Allah without knowledge, and thus ascribing to Him that which should not be ascribed to Him, such as sons, or daughters, etc. The idolaters call upon that which can neither benefit nor harm them. The Christians call upon Jesus, and the Jews believe their racial origins guarantee Allah’s good pleasure and those who believe that power, is means of success; all have put their faith and trust in something vain. This in itself is a great evil, for they have only wasted their time and effort, yet this is least of the evil consequences. As for those who have fallen into associating partners with Allah, have surely earned His anger and wrath, and upon them shall fall humiliation in this life and a most terrible fate in the next.

The Lord says in the Koran:

Allah will not forgive anyone for associating something with him, but He forgives anything else to whom He pleases; whoever ascribes partners to Allah is guilty of a monstrous sin (AL-Nisa’, 48).

Ascribing partners to Allah (in whatever form it may take) is the unforgivable sin, because it is in reality the source of all evil, the greatest injustice, the worst oppression and wrongdoing.

Ascribing partners to Allah (Shirk in Arabic)) is in contradiction to that reason for which Allah has created us, and the purpose for which we exist, which is to choose to single out Allah for worship, avoiding all false deities, and to worship Him completely, with sacrifice, supplication, submission, subjugation, obedience and compliance, and with love, fear, hope, trust and reliance upon Him, seeking only His pleasure and not the admiration of His creatures, and to do all of that according to that which was revealed to His last and final Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him), and not according to whims and desires and mere conjecture.

Allah admonished the Jews and Christians, and called them disbelievers, for taking their priests and rabbis as lords besides Allah.

They have taken their rabbis and their monks as lords apart from Allah, and the Messiah, Mary’s son, and they were commanded to serve but one God; there is no god but He; glory be to Him, above that they associate (At-Tawbah, 31).

The Prophet (peace be upon him) went on to explain that the priests and rabbis “made lawful that which Allah had made unlawful, and made unlawful that which Allah had made lawful and the people accepted it.”

Ascribing legislative power to people is a clear and obvious form of disbelief, and setting up rivals to Allah, is the unforgivable sin, and a contradiction of the purpose of creation.

Islam does not regard Christians who claim that Jesus is God, or the Son of God, as “monotheists” any more than Hindus who claim that Krishna is a “manifestation of God” or Buddhists who claim that Buddha is God. All of this is disbelief, idolatry and polytheism.

The Lord says in the Koran:

Allah will not forgive anyone for associating something with him, but He forgives anything else to whom He pleases; whoever ascribes partners to Allah is guilty of a monstrous sin (AL-Nisa’, 48).

With Muhammad last Message to the world, The religion has been completed and perfected, and has no need for alteration or adjustment:

Allah states in the Koran :

Today I have completed your religion for you and completed My blessing upon you. I have chosen for you Islam as your religion (Al-Maisdah, 3).

Muslims believe in the revealed books of Allah. This includes the Koran (the final revelation to Mankind, Allah’s love letter to humanity) and the earlier books of revelation given by Allah to his various messengers over time. While all of Allah’s messengers and Prophets received divine revelation, some Prophets were given an actual book or oral type of revelation. Those messengers who were given these books were referred to as the messengers of Allah. The Koran notes five books of revelation: The Book given to Prophet Abraham, the Book given to Prophet Moses (The Torah or Law) the book given to King David (The Psalms) and the Gospel given to Prophet Jesus and finally the book given to Prophet Muhammad (The Koran). This can be found in the Koran in several places:

Or do they envy mankind for what Allah hath given them of his bounty? but We had already given the people of Abraham the Book and Wisdom, and conferred upon them a great kingdom. (Quran 4:54).

….and to David We gave the Psalms (Quran 4:163).

And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah. (Quran 5:46).

Monotheism – belief in one God – is the most important and foundational concept in Islam. Muslims believe in one God who created the universe and has power over everything within it. He is unique and exalted above everything He creates, and His greatness cannot be compared to His creation. He is the only one deserving of any worship and the ultimate purpose of all creation is to submit to Him. The Islamic understanding of God is distinct from all other contemporary religions and beliefs in various respects since it is based on a pure and clear understanding of monotheism.

Muslims often refer to God as Allah. This is a universal name for God and does not refer to an exclusively ‘Islamic’ God. Interestingly, this name is related to the Aramaic and Hebrew names for God, Allaha and Elohim.

Therefore, Allah is simply the Arabic name for God, which affirms that He is One singular God with no partners or equals. The name Allah cannot be pluralized or limited to a specific gender, which establishes that God is One and that He is unique from everything He creates. Muslims continue to use this original Arabic name for God (Allah) since it perfectly expresses His unique qualities.

When the final prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him, was asked about Allah, the answer came directly from Allah in the holy book of Muslims, the Koran:

Say, ‘He is God the One, God the eternal. He begot no one nor was He begotten. No one is comparable to Him.’” (112:1-4).

This is a clear statement by Allah describing Himself to humanity without any room for confusion. Allah is One and is exalted above everything He creates and He is capable over all things.

Fully accepting the oneness of Allah (God) is to accept that He is distinct from everything else. It would not suit Allah’s majesty and glory to associate the limited attributes of His creation to Him because He is not restricted in any way, while His creation is. He is the First with no beginning and the Last with no end. Everything in the universe was created by His will. He is not confined by space or time and He is the only One who is in control and provides for His creation.

Allah describes himself further in the Koran:

“He is God: there is no god other than Him. It is He who knows what is hidden as well as what is in the open; He is the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy. He is God: there is no god other than Him, the Controller, the Holy One, Source of Peace, Granter of Security, Guardian over all, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Truly Great; God is far above anything they consider to be His partner. He is God: the Creator, the Originator, and the Shaper. The best names belong to Him. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him: He is the Almighty, the Wise.” (Koran, 59:22-24).

Allah also describes Himself:

“Allah”: there is no god but Him, the Ever Living, the Ever Watchful. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. All that is in the heavens and in the earth belongs to Him. Who is there that can intercede with Him except by His leave? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, but they do not comprehend any of His knowledge except what He wills. His throne extends over the heavens and the earth; it does not weary Him to preserve them both. He is the Most High, the Tremendous.” (Koran, 2:255).

In order to be a true believer, one must believe in the absolute oneness of Allah, as the only Creator, Preserver and Nourisher of everything. However, this belief in the true characteristics of God is not the sole condition of true faith; one must also acknowledge that God is the only one who deserves to be worshipped. His commands and guidelines for how to live one’s life should always take precedence over the commands of anything He created. Indeed, He guides humanity to what is best for them in this life and the hereafter because He is All-Knowing and All-Wise.

In the end, we must understand that our belief or disbelief in Allah (God) does not affect Him in any way. Believing in Him, worshipping Him, and following His commands will only benefit us because we are in need of His blessings, favours and mercy. He does not need us because He is the Self-Sufficient Creator. However, it is never too late for a person to turn back to Allah, seeking His guidance and forgiveness by submitting to Him.

“Say: “O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and bow to His (Will), before the Penalty comes on you: after that ye shall not be helped. And follow the best of (the courses) revealed to you from your Lord, before the Penalty comes on you – of a sudden while ye perceive not!” (Koran, 39:53-55).

We Muslims believe in this God. We do not believe in a god nailed to the cross. We do not believe in a god who waited in his mother’s womb for 9 months to be born. We do not believe in a god who played as a boy with his mates, walked in the markets, ate food, defecated, peed, and waited for 20 years until he was ordered to deliver the message of monotheism – Islam! We do not believe in a weak god who let his enemies torturing and humiliating him, and in the end crucify him! We do not believe in a cruel god who let his son to be slaughtered by his enemies in order to atone for the sins of others.

We believe in Jesus as a great Prophet and Messenger and not as God.

Like all prophets of Islam, Jesus is considered a Muslim (i.e., one who submits to the will of God), as he preached that his followers should adopt the “straight path” as commanded by Allah. The Koran says that Jesus himself never claimed to be the Son of God, and that Jesus will deny having ever claimed divinity at the Last Judgment, and God will vindicate him.

The Lord says in the Koran, the Last Testament:

And when Allah said, ‘O Jesus son of Mary, did you say unto men, “Take me and my mother as gods, apart from God”? He will answer, ‘Glory be to you! It is not mine to say what I have no right to. If I indeed said it, You would surely have known it. You know what is within my soul, and I know not what is within your soul; You know the things unseen. I only said to them what you did command me, ”Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” And I was a witness over them, while I remained among them, but when you did take me to yourself, You were the watcher over them. You are the witness of all things. If you chastise them, they are your servants, if you forgive them; you are surely the Mighty, the Wise (Al-Maidah, 116).

Numerous titles are given to Jesus in the Koran and in Islamic literature, the most common being Almasîh (“the Messiah”). Jesus is also, at times, called “Seal of the Israelite Prophets”, because he was the last prophet sent by God to guide the Children of Israel. Jesus is traditionally understood in Islam to have been a precursor to Muhammad, and is believed by Muslims to have foretold Muhammad’s coming.

Jesus is unique for being the only prophet in Islam who neither married nor had any children. Muslims believe that Jesus will return to earth near the Day of Judgment to restore justice and to defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjal (“the false messiah”, also known as the Antichrist).  Jesus will not return as a new prophet; Muhammad was the final prophet. Jesus will not return with the Gospel because the Koran is the final well-guarded Book. Jesus will rule according to the commandments of the Koran. He will live for another 40 years before dying a natural death.

Jesus was a Muslim – he preached the unity and the oneness of Allah. In the 12th chapter of Mark, it was reported that a man came to Jesus and asked him: “which is the first of all commandments”? And Jesus answered: “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.”

Yet, most Christians say Jesus is God although Jesus said: “The Lord our God is one Lord; Christians says: no, Jesus is one in three or three in one. Nowhere from the lips of Jesus, did he utter trinity! That is the core problem of the churches: they preach what Jesus never preached. In fact, Christianity went on deifying Jesus. They say Jesus walked down the Palestine as a divine being. The question here is: did he say he is God? Did he claim to be God? Did he say I am god worship me? There is not in any version of the bible where explicitly Jesus said I am god!

Jesus never made such claims. In fact, he rebuked such claims. In Mark, 10 and Luke 18, when a certain ruler asked him, what to do to inherit the eternal life, Jesus says to him:

“Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. He didn’t even want to be called good much less god. But did the Christians follow this instruction? Not at all! In fact, they called him god. I wonder if Jesus was present today how he is going to react to this blasphemy.

As a Prophet and a messenger of Allah, Jesus explicitly declares in the 8th chapter of john: “I have not come on my own; but He (Allah) sent me.”

He says further, “my father is greater than I.” Jesus’ mission was to convey the message given to him by his Lord. He was no more than a messenger. He says:

“I can do nothing by my own self: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”

In reality, contemporary Christianity is not the religion of Jesus. it’s a religion constructed about Jesus. The message of Jesus is Islamic in every sense: believing in one God, he never mentioned the mystery of trinity; he rather mentioned  that he is a preacher, teacher, messenger and no more; he stressed that salvation is fulfilled by worshipping Allah alone and keeping the commandments.

Jesus diet was also Islamic. He didn’t eat pig; he killed over 2000 pigs says the Bible.

Jesus was a Muslim; and his message was Islam. On his second coming, he will reject all those who misunderstood his message of monotheism and worshiped him as God or the son of God.

In Mathew 7: 23 Jesus said:

“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who break God’s laws.”

Reverend Franklin Graham, my words to you are true. You may believe in them and change your life from ugly idolatry and polytheism to sound monotheism. But if you throw them behind your back and go along the road to perdition, you will always be the loser.

Now you know the truth about the only religion of Allah – strict monotheism (Islam). Now you know the truth about the monotheistic religion of Jesus, which you people, tampered with. On the Day of Judgment, the truth I have just mentioned to you will be laid to your charge. You will be asked: “You knew the truth but you were stubborn and arrogant enough to reject it. Believe me; Allah will never accept on the Day of Judgment a person standing before Him saying, ‘God, I worshiped You as one in three or three in one. The recompense will be Hell-fire to abide therein forever.

On the Day of Judgment, people will be raised up and re-created. The believers’ faces will manifest the light and beauty unique to the faithful, while the unbelievers’ faces will be made hideous:

We pursued them in this world with a curse, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be among the spurned (Al-Qasas, 42).

Dust, gloom, and darkness will also cover their faces:

That Day some faces will be dust-covered, overcast with gloom. Those are the dissolute unbelievers.  (Abasa, 40-42).

On the Day of Resurrection, you will see those who lied against Allah with their faces blackened. Do not the arrogant have a dwelling place in Hell?  (Az-Zumar, 60).

Ugliness and dishonour will be placed upon them, and they will be driven to Hell in shame.

On the Day of Judgment Allah shall throng the disbelievers down on their faces blind, deaf and dumb to be delivered to their appropriate quarters in hell, which is constantly fed with fuel as often as it abates so that they suffer the merciless flame of the fire.

… We will gather them on the Day of Resurrection, flat on their faces, blind, dumb, and deaf. Their shelter will be Hell. Whenever the Blaze dies down, We will increase it for them. (Surat al-Isra’, 97).

Then the disbeliever shall say, “O Allah my Creator, why have you raised me up blind when in life I was able to see and to argue and defend myself!

Allah will say: “Just as Our Signs came to you and you ignored, so will you on this day be ignored.” (Ta Ha, 125-26).

On that Day, there is no possibility of hiding or escaping. Allah reveals that the unbelievers, who are instantly recognizable by their appearance, will be seized by their forelocks and feet and then cast into Hell.

The evildoers will be recognized by their mark and seized by their forelocks and their feet. (Al–Rahman, 41)

Despite of all this, they will continue to make demands on Allah to send them into a realm of nothingness, to allow them to give all they have in ransom to escape the suffering, and even to be sent back to Earth to rectify their wrongs.

Allah states:

If only you could see the evildoers hanging their heads in shame before their Lord: “Our Lord, we have seen and we have heard, so send us back again and we will act rightly. Truly we now have certainty.”  (As-Sajda, 12).

They will beg to save themselves from the shocking punishment. But Allah reveals that they will never change their old ways and that there is now no way for them to save themselves. The unbelievers have committed the most serious sin: rebellion against Allah, Who created and sustained them. Therefore, they are not permitted to defend themselves. Allah says:

On that Day, woe to the unbelievers! This is the Day on which they will not say a single word, nor will they be allowed to offer any excuses. On that Day, woe to the unbelievers!  (Al-Mursalat, 34-37).

Allah will not speak, protect, or purify them because of their blasphemy and evil deeds:

Those who conceal what Allah has sent down of the Book and sell it cheap take nothing into their bellies but the Fire. On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will not speak to them or purify them. They will have a painful punishment (Al-Baqara, 174).

Those who sell Allah’s contract and their own oaths for a paltry price, such people will have no portion in the Hereafter, and on the Day of Resurrection Allah will not speak to them, look at them, or purify them. They will have a painful punishment.  (Surah Al ‘Imran, 77)

The unbelievers’ eternal fear and remorse begins when the angels of death take their lives. An indescribable fear will grip their whole being, and they will realize that the promised punishment has just begun.

As Allah says in the Koran:”

If you could only see the wrongdoers in the throes of death when the angels are stretching out their hands, saying: “Disgorge your own selves! Today you will be repaid with the punishment of humiliation for saying something other than the truth about Allah, and being arrogant about His Signs.” (Al-An’am, 93).

Having left all their earthly wealth, which has been rendered worthless and meaningless, they will find that none of their treasures or people whom they had counted upon can help them.

Allah says in His Holy Book the Koran:

You have come to Us all alone, just as We created you at first, leaving behind you everything We bestowed upon you. We do not see your intercessors accompanying you, those whom you claimed were your partners with Allah. The bond between you is now broken. That which you ever asserted has now gone astray from you (Al-An’am, 94).

Franklin Graham, are you a man of God or just another false prophet?

Submissiveness and humbleness are among the noblest virtues a believer can be blessed with, because their presence in our hearts and actions instils in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with Allah, the most Glorious and Merciful. These exalted traits were personified by the Holy Prophet.

Islam has established humility as the foundation of all sublime moral excellence. Its absence in any soul removes any other virtue from the believer except for the superficial qualities.

The Koran says:

“The servants of the Merciful are those who walk on the earth in humility.” (25:63)

If man lives without humility, his actions will be destroyed by arrogance, conceit, and selfish ambition.  Arrogance is the disease of the soul. The Holy Prophet advised his followers to humble themselves before Allah and other Muslims, “And no one humbles himself before Allah but Allah will raise him (in status).” Just as humility can lead us to heaven and join us in the ranks of the Prophets and Imams, arrogance, the antagonistic force of humility, will lead us to the deepest and most dreaded pits of hell-fire. Arrogance, is among the most destructive vices a person can be stricken with.

Franklin Graham takes forums to attack Islam and reveals his aversion to truth. His main purpose is to show himself off, to gain fame, to be recognized for his knowledge, and to impress others.

Allah describes this attitude in the Koran:

Some men there are who buy diverting talk to lead astray from the way of Allah without knowledge, and to take it in mockery; those – awaits them a humbling chastisement (Lukman, 6).

Graham’s vain talk and work against Islam shall come to nothing in this world and in the life to come, he shall be among the losers.

While indulging in worthless talk is a characteristic of unbelievers, avoidance of it is a quality of believers:

The Koran says:

When they hear idle talk they turn away from it and say, ‘We have our deeds, and you your deeds. Peace be upon you. We desire not the ignorant.’  (Al-l-Qasas, 55).

The absence in Paradise of any offensive speech is described among its blessings:

Gardens of Eden that the All-Merciful promised His servants in the Unseen; His promise is ever performed. There they shall hear no idle talk, but only ‘peace.’ There they shall have their provision at dawn and evening. That is Paradise which We shall give as an inheritance to those of Our servants who are god-fearing (Maryam, 61-63).

Franklin Graham keeps his tongue unchecked, and so he fell prey to Satan’s influence. The man does not know the punishment for uttering what is prohibited. Whoever plants a good word or deed will harvest dignity, and whoever does the opposite only reaps regret. The most common cause of people entering Hell is the sinful utterance of their tongues.

The Prophet of Islam said:

“Could anything cast people in the Hellfire face down” – in another version, “on their noses” – “except the harvests of their tongues?”

In many prophetic narrations the Prophet referred to the virtue of silence. The prophet’s companion Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir  said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, how can I obtain salvation?’ The Prophet replied, ‘Control your tongue [from idle talk].’”

The Prophet also said, “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming other Muslims with his tongue and hand.”

He also said: “Whoever believes in Allah the Almighty and the Last Day should utter good words or remain silent.”

The Prophet said: “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming other Muslims with his tongue and hand.”

Graham thinks that his ugly words about the religion of Islam and its faithful followers have no serious consequences. But every word is recorded. Two angels are constantly by man or woman to watch his/her words, thoughts, and actions. One sits on the right side and notes the good deeds and the other on the left, to note the bad deeds.

Allah says:

“When the two angels meet together, sitting one on the right, and one on the left, not a word he utters, but by him is an observer ready (Qaf, 17-18).

The tongue of the believer is behind his heart; when he wants to say something, he contemplates it with his heart and then utters it. Whereas, the tongue of Franklin Graham is in front of his heart, when he intends to say anything, he utters it before deliberating it in his heart, and he who does not watch his tongue does not understand his religion.

The greatest trial for man in life is the responsibility of his tongue, and Graham’s tongue is pouring hatred and bigotry against Allah the Creator, His last Revelation the Koran, and His obedient servants. The man’s tongue pours filthiness against Islam without cessation.  Before Allah, the man is a denier of the truth, and fighting against His last Testament. As recompense, Allah will punish him with grievous suffering in this world and the Hereafter.

This glaring arrogance shows clearly that the man is incapable of true submission to Allah. He does not know that all human beings are equal in the sight of Allah and the distinctions between nations, tribes, and families are only to know each other and not to exert arrogance over them by defying the Lord and insulting His religion as wicked and evil!

If we read Galatians 6:4

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.  For each one will bear his own load.…

Humility is Piety, and the only thing which raises man or woman above another is piety.

Allah says in His Holy Book:

“And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth.  Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boaster.” (Koran 31:18).

Human beings differ from each other in terms of race and place of origin – some are black, some are white, some are from the rain forests, some are from the tundra. But all these differences are for the purpose of identification and not for the making of distinctions. Indeed, many evils have stemmed from these differences being used to discriminate between one person and another, between one community and another, between one nation and another. Before Allah however, they are all equal. He gets most honour that is most righteous.

Allah says in the Koran:

O mankind! We have created you from a male and female, and made you into people and tribes, so that you may come to know each other. The noblest of you in Allah’s sight is the most righteous of you. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware (Koran 49:13).

Humility comes from knowing Allah and recognizing His greatness, venerating Him, loving Him and being in awe of Him, and it comes from knowing about oneself and one’s own faults, and weaknesses.  Allah gives this characteristic to those who struggle to become close to Him through deeds of piety and righteousness. No one humbles himself before Allah but Allah will raise him in status.

The humble man is truly blessed.  Every time he feels superior to others, he remembers Allah, the Most Great and Omnipotent, and humbles himself in true submission.

Allah says:

The servants of the All-Merciful are those who walk in the earth modestly and who, when the ignorant address them, say, ‘Peace’ (Koran 25:63).

But where is Franklin Graham from this humbleness? He walks arrogantly in the land spreading dissension between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. He calls for preventing Muslims from entering the United States because they are terrorists. He describes the Koran, last Testament to the world as being wicked and evil! He prevented Muslim call to prayers in Duke University. His ugly narrative about Islam made Americans believe that Islam encourages violence.

Franklin Graham went to the extent of forcing Wheaton College, to place associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave after she made a theological statement on Facebook that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.

Why Franklin Graham is so arrogant and stands as an enemy against Allah his Creator? Why he is so boastful and arrogant, playing the role of Mr. Know – It – All?

Jesus issued warning after warning about false prophets and false teachers and false Christs and wrong doctrine.

Among the signs of the Last Hour is the appearance of approximately 30 false claimants of prophet-hood known as Dajjals (imposters).

Once the Prophet of Allah said, while delivering a ceremonial speech at an occasion of a solar eclipse, as Samura son of Jundub reported:

“…Verily by God, the Last Hour will not come until 30 liars of prophecy will appear and the final one will be the One-eyed False Messiah.” (Narrated by Imam Ahmad as a sound Hadeeth).

Franklin Graham, now you know the truth, but your pride and arrogance prevent you from repenting and following the right path. You shut your ears to all advice. On the Day of Judgment, you will experience remorse for your blasphemous and arrogant conduct. On that Day, you will plead, to be sent back to Earth to make amends, but your request will be refused. You will realize that the wealth, children, partners, traditions, false ideologies, and all of the other things you strove for and defended have no value and that only those deeds done for Allah’s good pleasure have true value. But this realization will be too late for the fire will be your eternal residence.

Franklin Graham, Apostle of hate, you, who continue your war against Allah your Creator, His religion, and on Muslims, with an ugly impudence, must realize that your life is not eternal, and your time on Earth is going to be exhausted. Your arrogance, fame, Pleasures and desires will lose their appeal, and the only reality that would matter would be Allah’s judgment. The evil that you did against Allah will be repaid, and you will suffer sorrow and regret.

Allah says:

On the Day when those who did not believe are exposed to the Fire [it will be said]: “You dissipated the good things you had in your worldly life and enjoyed yourself in it. So today you are being repaid with the punishment of humiliation for being arrogant in the land without right and for your ungodliness.” (Al-Ahqaf, 20).

A question then arises:  why Islam stands out from other religions?

The reason is simply that Islam is the final and complete way of life that Allah revealed to guide humanity. Previous divine messages (such as the ones taught by Abraham, Moses and Jesus) have been lost or altered throughout time. Allah chose to send Muhammad – peace be upon him – to deliver His final message, which maintains the core teachings of all the previous revelations. The book sent to Muhammad was the Koran, which was revealed as guidance for all of humanity. Just like the Torah sent to Moses and the Gospel sent to Jesus, the Koran is a guidebook teaching us how to worship God in the purest manner and thereby achieve our purpose in life. The Koran is unique because it has remained preserved in its exact and original form for more than 1,400 years.

Islam is not a new way of life; rather, it is the final message, which upholds the same essential beliefs that Allah sent to humanity through all of His messengers. Through this message, Allah calls on each individual to lead a conscientious life by drawing close to Him and to remain cognizant of their final accountability in front of the one and only God – Allah.

“Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth?” (Al-Hadid, 16).

Verily, those who disbelieve, neither their properties nor their offspring will avail them whatsoever against Allah; and it is they who will be the fuel of the Fire (Al-Imran, 10).

Franklin Graham, You belied the Koran, you belied Allah’s last revelation, so Allah will seize you for your sins, He is severe in punishment.

The people of the Book (Jews and Christians) should have known that all religions are one, and that they have only being renewed in Islam. Islam is the same religion as that of the people of the Book, but the people of the Book made their religion one-sided; Jesus was rejected by the Jews and Muhammad was rejected by the Jews and the Christians.

The Jews and the Christians should have known that Allah’s truth is continuous, and His prophets from Adam, through Noah and Abraham, down to the last of prophets, Muhammad, form one brother-hood. But the Christians of today, rejected him, and plotted for fighting Allah’s last of religions. They defiled the Koran, smeared it, bashed it, and even burned it. They slandered the Prophet of Islam and defamed him. They stained Muslims with terrorism and the Koran with violence. They went to the Muslim countries and torn it apart. They displaced millions of innocent Muslims and made them refugees, and when they came to America as refugees asking for shelter, the Religious Right republicans deprived them the right to live in peace in a foreign land. They plotted against them and called them terrorists! But their plots failed, for Allah’s plan is above man’s plots. In spite of all that, Islam flourishes and propagates more. White people from America and Europe embrace Islam in thousands every day.

Believing in one religion and ignoring other religions, is considered as blasphemous in the sight of Allah. It is not for us to make any distinction between Allah’s Messengers and His divine Books; we must honour them all equally, though we Know that Allah in His wisdom sent the messengers with different kinds of mission and gave them different degrees of rank.

Allah says in the Koran:

The Messenger believes in what was sent down to him from his Lord, and the believers; each one believes in Allah and His angels, and in His Books and His Messengers; we make no division between any one of His Messengers. They say, ’We hear, and obey. Our Lord, grant us Thy forgiveness; unto Thee is the homecoming.’ (Al-Baqarah, 285).

The chief purpose of a believer’s faith is to worship Allah alone, and believe in His Messenger Muhammad, and in all His angels, and in all His earlier Messengers and Revelations. To all these we must give home in our hearts. Believing in some prophets and religions and ignoring others is a heinous sin.

We read in the Koran:

O believers, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book He has sent down on His Messenger and the Book which He sent down before. Whoso disbelieves in God and His angels and His Books, and His Messengers, and the Last Day, has surely gone astray into far error (Al-Nisa’, 136).

Franklin Graham denies Allah and His Messenger Muhammad! Does he understand the bad consequences of such arrogant denial? Those who deny Allah and refuse to acknowledge his apostles, and recognize some prophets and decline to accept others and wish to take a middle course by accepting certain religions and ignoring others, are they who were born to be losers. These are the infidels indeed; Allah has prepared for them a humiliating punishment. Whereas those who believe in Allah and recognize all His prophets and messengers, and do not discriminate one prophet from another, shall be recipient of the grace of Allah and He shall surely give them their rewards.

The people of the Book went wrong: the Jews in breaking their Covenant and slandering Mary and Jesus, and in their usury and injustice; and the Christians in raising Jesus the Messenger to equality with Allah, and inventing dogmas of exclusive salvation that it practically approaches to a denial of Allah’s universal love for all humankind and all creation. Out of His mercy, Allah sent the Koran with a manifest proof and a clear sign to the Jews and the Christians haply they might understand.

Before the advent of Muhammad, the Jews and the Christians believed in their old Scriptures, which they corrupted and tampered with. However, none of them would acknowledge Muhammad as the last of the prophets and his well-guarded Book, the Koran.

Belief in the prophets of the past and their violated religions entails only a belief in one’s own heritage, following in the footsteps of one’s ancestors. Their faith was not by choice, but by birth. They had not made a conscious discovery of Allah. Therefore, belief in the prophets and religions of the past is only a continuation of one’s ancestor’s ways, while belief in the prophet of one’s own times means the conscious acceptance of faith. What is of importance in the eyes of Allah is the faith adopted by choice and not by birth.

Allah says in the Koran:

“Those who disbelieve in Allah and His Messengers and desire to make division between Allah and His Messengers, and say, ’We believe in part, and disbelieve in part,’ desiring to take between this and that a way” (Al-Nisa’, 150).

All prophets form one brotherhood: their Message is one, and their religion and teaching are one: they serve the one true God – Allah – who love and cherishes them; and they ow their duty to Him alone. But the people who began to trade on the names of the prophets cut off that unity and made sects; and each sect rejoices in its narrow doctrine, instead of taking the universal teaching of unity from Allah. But this sectarian confusion is of man’s making. It will last for a time, but the rays of truth and unity will finally dissipate it.

Allah says in the Koran:

Your religion is but one religion – and I am your only lord, therefore, fear Me. Yet they divided themselves into factions, each rejoicing in what they had. So leave them in their bewilderment for a while (Al-Mu’minun 52, 53).

Franklin Graham does not know what religion truly is, his understanding of religion is but fancies and mere conjectures.

Because Islam is the road map to Paradise, the duty of Muslims is to call all people to Islam, if they turn back, Muslims’ duty is only to convey the Message.

Franklin Graham openly insulted and denied Allah, so his work will bear no fruit in this world and in the Hereafter.

How will it be when Allah judges Graham’s deeds on the Day of Judgment? He shall be paid in full what he has earned. It will be a Day when every person will be confronted with all the evil he has done, he will wish that there were a great distance between him and his evil. Allah warns His enemies against himself, for His punishment is severe.

The scholar Abdel Rahîm Green said:

“The problem of Islam with the West is not a confrontation of civilizations, nor is it a clash of cultures. Islam does not oppose the West, or anyone else, because of revenge over past hostilities, out of a desire to restore injured pride or because of the desire to amass their wealth and lands. The fight is for one purpose only and that is to establish the religion of Islam in its totality, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) explained when a man came to him and asked: “One of us fights for booty, another for his tribe and another to be known as brave, which one is fighting jihad?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: “None of them. Only the one who fights to make Allah’s Word the highest is fighting jihad.”

Therefore, the matter of conflict between Islam and the other fabricated religions is one of truth against falsehood, justice against oppression, the way to Paradise against the way to Hellfire, the perfection of Allah’s revealed way against the misguidance of human ignorance.

The conflict will be there as long as there are those who stubbornly resist submission to their Lord and Creator.

Franklin Graham must have read the Bible several times and went across the verses indicating that Jesus is not God.

For example:

‘That they might know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.’ (John 17:3)

‘he continued all night in prayer to God.’ (Luke 6:12)
‘Just as the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve’ (Matthew 20:28).

How did Jesus pray to God?

‘He fell with his face to the ground (as Muslims do) and prayed, ‘My Father’ (Matthew 26:39).

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.’ (Hebrews 5:7).

The Acts of the Apostles in the Bible details the activity of the disciples over a period of thirty years after Jesus was raised to heaven.  Throughout this period, they never referred to Jesus as God.  For instance, Peter stood up with the eleven disciples and addressed a crowd saying:

‘Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.’ (Acts 2:22).

For Peter, Jesus was a servant of God (Confirmed In Matthew 12:18).

‘The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.’ (Acts 3:13).
‘God raised up his servant’ (Acts 3:26).

Jesus, the man, the son of Mary, the Prophet, is not going to respond to Franklin’s supplication because Jesus is not God. The false triune god of Graham does not hear Graham’s supplication, and thus all Graham’s supplication to someone else other than Allah (God) is worthless.

Graham must understand that Allah is One, His Message is one, yet how Graham’s perversity transforms truth into falsehood, religion into superstition! Graham worships Jesus besides Allah, a man who has no power either to harm or benefit himself or anyone else.

Graham and all those he misled, follow in worship the vain desires of people who went wrong in time gone by – who misled many, and strayed themselves from the even way.

Let us listen to the Koran:

The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a Messenger; Messengers before him passed away; his mother was a just woman; they both ate food. Behold, how We make clear the signs to them; then behold, how they perverted are! (Al-Maidah, 75).

Say: ‘Do you serve apart from Allah, that which cannot hurt or profit you? Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing (Al-Maidah, 76).

Say: ‘People of the Book, go not beyond the bounds of your religion, other than the truth, and follow not the caprices of a people who went astray before, and led astray many, and now again have gone astray from the right way (Al-Maidah, 77).

They are unbelievers who say, ‘God is the Messiah Mary’s son.’ Say: ‘Who then has the least power against Allah if He desires to destroy the Messiah, Mary’s son, and his mother, and all those who are on earth?’ (Al-Maidah, 17).

Nowadays we see Franklin Graham touring the United States to challenge Christians to live out their faith at home, in public and at the ballot box. Franklin Graham wants God’s voice back in politics. He urges Christians to make their voices heard in this year’s elections. He wants God’s voice back in the political arena. “I want to get Christians to run for office at every level. The Christian voice needs to be heard.” Graham said.

Franklin Graham said quoting his dad: ‘For unless America turns back to God, repents of its sin, and experiences a spiritual revival, we will fail as a nation.’

But who is the God Franklin wants America to turn back to? Is he the triune God – the three in one, or one in three! Is he Jesus, the man, the son of Mary, the prophet?

Alas, Graham’s invocations and supplications will not be heard, because he is praying to Jesus instead of God.

Franklin Graham struggled for years to take the American society back to His Lord Christ. But Christ is not Lord. He was the Messenger of Allah to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Accordingly, Graham’s struggle to spread the teachings of the bible is futile and so are his supplications.

If the belief in God were wrong from the beginning, nothing would ever prosper – People believing in a false god slip easily into all kinds of sins.

Franklin Graham teachings to the people are pointlless. People do not respond to his teachings because in their heart they know they are false. People are not religious anymore. The churches are empty and the people are busy making money. Social ills became rampant and unchecked. Graham’s worthless preaching falls on deaf ears.

A survey showed that the decline of religion in America is tremendously great. Since 2012, the U.S. has about 7.5 million Americans who are no longer active in religion (6).

On the contrary, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States. As many as 6.67 million Muslims live in the United States. In the last five years, the number of mosques in U.S. has increased from 843 to about 1,300.  Based on new estimates from the Pew Research Centre, the American Muslim population stands a strong chance of doubling in size by 2050 and becoming the second largest religion by 2040.

But why people in America and the whole world enter Islam every day in thousands? Graham as an Islamophobe hate monger said that Muslims force the people to embrace Islam. But are they?

Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure.  Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism do they consider Islam.

In the other religions apart from Islam, people see that they do not answer the big questions of life, such as “Who made us?”; “Why are we here?” Other religions do not reconcile the injustices of life with a fair and just Creator.  People find hypocrisy in the clergy, untenable tenets of faith in the canon, or corruption in the scripture.  Whatever the reason, they perceive shortcomings in the religions of their exposure, and look elsewhere.  And the ultimate “elsewhere” is Islam.

The short answer is this: There is a God called Himself Allah in the Koran.  He is fair and just, and He wants all His servants to achieve the reward of paradise.  However, Allah has placed us in this worldly life as a test, to weed out the worthy from the unworthy.  And people will be lost if left to their own devices, so He gave them guidance in the form of revelation.

Previous religions have been corrupted, and that is one of the reasons why we have a last revelation to keep people upon Allah’s straight path.  Yes, the loving God will not leave His servants sunk in the superstitions of the people of old, this time He sends a final revelation He promises to preserve until the end of time.

This final revelation is the Koran. This is a name that the All-Mighty Allah has given to the Book. The Koran means “a reading or reciting.” It is the final Revelation, the last Testament to the whole world. It is Islam, the religion of truth, the religion possessing the pure and final revelation (7).

You better read the Koran Franklin in order to know the truth. Get started, take it seriously, and pray for Allah your Creator, to guide you and save your wretched soul from the torment of the Fire.

Along Graham’s religious journey, he had been teaching his people fictitious fables, and fantasies of the ancients – stupid Christian superstitions that had been added to the authentic Gospel of Jesus. Because his false preaching fell on deaf ears, the result was deep corruption eating away at every level of the American society like cancer. We can see this in the American families, we can see this in business, and we can especially see this in the government. America has the highest rate of divorce in the world; the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the world; the highest rate of obesity in the world; and nobody has higher rates of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes than in America.

Shooting in schools has become common, the suicide rate is soaring, and the economy is falling apart. America has led the way in protecting the rights of gays and lesbians. Gays and lesbians may now actively and openly serve in the military. Marriage between two persons of the same sex is legal in numerous states. America allowed all this to happen. The dreams, the ideals, the hopes, shattered beyond repair.

But how to repent from all these sins? Is it through the mysterious concept of vicarious atonement – that Jesus atones for the sins of the sinners? Or is it that Allah presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood! It never seems fair when someone has to suffer for what others have done wrong. Is it logic that Allah asks His Prophet Jesus to pay the price for the sins of the whole world? Why would God ask Jesus to suffer such a horrible death?

The Koran teaches the necessity of both faith and good works for salvation. The Koran strictly rejected the fictitious concept of vicarious atonement.  The Koran states explicitly that the responsibility for man’s sin must be borne by himself and not by another.

Allah states in the Glorious Koran:

That no soul laden bears the load of another, and that a man shall have to his account only as he has laboured, and that his labouring shall surely be seen, then he shall be recompensed for it with the fullest recompense, and that the final end is unto your lord (An-Najm, 38-41).

The Koran teaches that only believers in the one God Allah will be saved:

Then We shall deliver Our Messengers and the believers. Thus it is incumbent upon Us to save the believers (Yunus, 103).

Those who have said, ‘Our Lord is Allah.’ Then have gone straight, upon them the angels descend (at the time of their death) saying; ‘Fear not neither sorrow; rejoice in Paradise that you were promised (Fussilat, 30).

Believing in Allah as the One and only God is not enough for one to be saved because this must be accompanied by repentance and good works:

Allah has promised those who believe (in the oneness of Allah – Islamic monotheism) and do deeds of righteousness that for them there is forgiveness and a great reward (Paradise) (Al-Maidah, 9).

Believing in the One God is the necessary pre-condition to make works and repentance efficacious. The Koran teaches that all our deeds, good or evil, will be weighed in a balance, and our eternal destiny is based on whether or not our good deeds outweigh our bad ones. Life is a test to determine whether we are fit for Paradise or not.

Those who perform good deeds will be rewarded with heaven, the wicked will be punished in Hell.

On Judgement Day all our good and evil deeds will be manifested. (3:30; 6:60). Allah will bring out the Book in which all our good and evil deeds have been recorded. The righteous one will receive his book in his right hand, the wicked in his left. All of our deeds will then be placed on the Balance.

Those whose scale of good will be heavy, will prosper. Those whose scales will be light, will find their souls in perdition, for that they wrongfully treated Allah’s signs. Each good and evil deed will receive its just reward or punishment.

We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgement, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account). And sufficient are We to take account (Al-Anbiya’, 47).

Salvation is therefore achieved by believing in the One God Allah, and this must be crowned with good deeds.

The Koran is full of references to Allah’s mercy, forgiveness and compassion. Allah simply blots out our sin without any payment, expiation or atonement being made.

Therefore, Jesus came to the world not to offer himself as a sacrifice for the sinners’ sake, but to deliver the Message of the Gospel to a people astray. Every person is responsible before Allah for his own deeds good or bad.

Franklin Graham thinks he is a man of God. Man of God does not insult the religion of one billion and five hundred million Muslims living in the four corners of the world. Man of God does not show ignorance by saying that Islam is a wicked and evil religion! A godly man respects the faith of all others but he does not mind hurting the feelings of Muslims when he described them with violence and terrorism. A man of God is humble, not proud, but his irresponsible words about Islam showed that he was only searching for fame. A godly man is a humble man, not proud, but his bigotry towards Muslims and their religion showed his arrogance and vanity. A godly man is gentle not angry, but he breeds spite and hate against Muslims.

Franklin Graham has bought a denial of truth at the price of faith. His ugly words about Islam cannot harm Allah and His obedient servants in the least; it is Allah’s will that he will not have a share in the life to come. He must not think that the respite Allah grants him is good for him. He simply gives him plenty of rope in order that he commits himself further to increase in disobedience – shameful punishment awaits him.

Franklin Graham, are you living in reality or in illusion? Instead of spreading the monotheistic Message of Allah – the Message whom all prophets and messengers came to deliver including Jesus – you are spreading the false doctrines of the Trinity, original sin, vicarious atonement, and crucifixion – doctrines that were all rejected by Islam. You think you are on the right path and we Muslims are people astray. The truth is that you have exchanged Allah’s covenant for a miserable price featured in the vanity of the fleeting life. You look after fame and not sincerity to Allah the Creator.

Allah says in His last revelation to all humankind:

Those who sell out Allah’s covenant and their oaths for a paltry price will have no share in the Hereafter. Allah will neither speak to them nor cast a look upon them on the Day of Judgment, nor will He purify them. For them there shall be a grievous chastisement (Al-Imran, 77).

It was an ignorant statement when you said: “Muslims do not worship the same God.” This showed that you knew nothing about Islam. You want to know the God whom Muslims worship, then listen to the next verse:

Say: ‘We believe in Allah and in what has been sent down to us (the Koran) and to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaak, Jacob and the Tribes. We believe in what has been given to Moses, Jesus and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them. It is to Him that we have surrendered ourselves (Al-Imran, 84).

A Muslim is one who believes in Allah (God), His angels, acknowledges His Messenger Muhammad, and gives credence to the Koran and to the books, which Allah sent down before.

Allah says in His last revelation to the world:

O believers, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book He has sent down on His Messenger, and the Book (pages of Abraham, Psalms of David, Torah of Moses, Gospel of Jesus) He sent before. Whoso disbelieves in Allah and his angels and His books, and His Messengers, and the Last Day, has surely gone astray into far error (Al-Nissa’, 136).

Allah’s religion is the same in essence, whether given to Noah, Abraham, Moses or Jesus or to Muhammad – peace be upon him. The source of unity is the revelation from Allah.

Islam is established as an institution and does not remain merely as a vague suggestion. The religion of Allah, which was always Islam and no other, is not a matter to dispute about. The formation of sects is against the very principle of religion and unity. What we should strive for is steadfastness in duty and faith, and unity among mankind. The Koran, the Gospel of unity, though it is in complete accord with the pure pattern after which Allah made us, is yet hard to those who love self and falsehood. If the truth is rejected, it can only be through selfish contumacy or envy. The mercy of Allah entails however, that the sinner gets rope: perchance he may repent.

As we read in the Koran:

He has laid down for you as religion that He had charged Noah with, and that We have revealed to thee, and that We have charged Abraham with, Moses and Jesus: ‘Perform the religion, and scatter not regarding it.’ Very hateful is that for the idolaters that thou callest them to. Allah chooses unto Himself (from the prophets) whomsoever He will, and He guides to Himself whosoever turns penitent (Ash-Shura, 13).

Humankind was one single nation characterized by common descent and occupying one territory. They then increased in number and were scattered in various directions and became disunited in feeling and thought. There and then did Allah send prophets and divine Books for guidance. Yet those who disputed the divine Books were the very same people who were given these Books. Truth was no longer in their disposition owing to their mutual enmity and ill-will. Nonetheless, Allah guided to His path those who faithfully sought nothing but the truth. Allah guides whom He will to the path of rectitude.

They scattered not, save after knowledge had come to them, being insolent one to another; and but for a Word that preceded from thy Lord until a stated term, it had been decided between them. But those to whom the Book has been given as an inheritance after them, behold, they are in doubt of it disquieting (Ash-Shura, 14).

 

The more division there is in the world, the more need is there for the Koran- the Gospel of Unity. It must steadfastly pursue its way. It must not be deflected by worldly or political motives. The Koran covers all the revelations sent by Allah to His prophets. It must judge justly between warring factions because it is the religion of peace and unity.

Therefore call thou, and go straight as thou hast been commanded; do not follow their caprices. And say, ‘I believe in whatever Book Allah has sent down; I have been commanded to be just between you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds’ and you have your deeds; there is no argument between us and you; Allah shall bring us together, and unto him is the homecoming (Ash-shura, 15).

The unbelievers who contend with opposing arguments against Allah and the Koran, after the Koran has been accepted by many, and after the religion of Islam has been established by many in their hearts, their disputation is futile, and it will recoil on their heads. Allah’s wrath is on them in this life, and the terrible penalty of the Hereafter shall be their retributive punishment.

And those who argue concerning Allah after He has been acknowledged, the argument is null and void in the sight of their Lord; anger shall rest upon them, and there awaits them a terrible chastisement (Ash-Shura, 16).

But the Jews do not believe in Jesus and his Gospel, the Christians do not believe in Muhammad and the Koran. Muslims however, believe in all Books, which came before the Koran, and in all earlier prophets and messengers, and make no distinction between any of them.

We read in the Koran:

The Messenger believes in what was sent down to him from his Lord, and the believers; each one believes in God and His angels, and in His Books and His Messengers; we make no division between any one of His Messengers. They say, ’We hear, and obey. Our Lord, grant us Thy forgiveness; unto Thee is the homecoming (Al-Baqarah, 285).

The Koran teaches that those who deny Allah and His messengers and wish to dissociate Allah from His Messengers, and recognize some messengers and decline to accept others, and wish to take a middle course, these are indeed the infidels, and a humiliating punishment awaits them. Whereas those who believe in Allah and recognize all His messengers, all His Books and do not discriminate one prophet from another, shall be recipient of Allah’s grace.

Allah states in the Koran:

Those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers and desire to make division between Allah and His Messengers, and say, ‘We believe in part, and disbelieve in part,’ desiring to take between this and that a way – those in truth are the unbelievers; and We have prepared for the unbelievers a humbling chastisement. And those who believe in Allah and His Messengers and make no division between any of them, those – We shall surely give them their wages; Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate (Al-Nisa’, 150-152).

So, as you see Mr. Know-It-All, Muslims do not claim to have a religion peculiar to themselves. Islam is not a sect or ethnic religion. In its view, all religions are one, for the truth is one. Islam was the religion preached by all the earlier prophets. It was the truth taught by all the inspired books. In essence, it amounts to a consciousness of the will and plan of Allah and a joyful submission to that will and plan. If anyone wants a religion other than that, he is false to his own nature, and he is false to Allah’s will and plan. Such one cannot expect guidance, for he has deliberately renounced guidance (8).

Allah warns in his glorious Koran:

If anyone seeks a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), it will not be accepted from him; he will be among the losers in the Hereafter (Al-Imran, 85).

The Muslims Franklin Graham is attacking are in fact the best people that evolved from mankind to mankind; they enjoin equity and they recourse to the principles of justice, and they forbid all that is wrongful and obscene (all the social ills of your society), and they conform their will to Allah’s blessed will.

Allah praises them in his holy Book:

You are indeed the best community that has ever been brought forth [for the good of] mankind. You enjoin what is good, and forbid what is evil, and you believe in Allah. If the people of the Book (Jews and Christians) had also believed, it would have surely been better for them. Some of them are true believers, but most of them are perverted transgressors (Al-Imran, 110).

At the time when Allah chose Prophet Muhammad as a Messenger, the Jews enjoyed the status of representative of divine religion. For their part, they had supposed themselves to be the chosen people, the sole custodians of divine religion. As such, they occupied all the religious positions of honour. Not wishing to acknowledge any other’s greatness save their own. They refused to acknowledge that the Arab Prophet had been sent by Allah to communicate His Message to mankind. They thought that they had a monopoly over religion; that, if they did not testify to a person’s being a representative of Allah, he would lack all credibility. The Christians followed suit and considered Jesus’ Gospel the last revelation sent by the Creator to him. They had forgotten that the real validation comes from Allah, and is supported by the entire system of the universe. Indeed, it is Allah, with His entire universe, who supports His messenger, rather than someone’s self-styled suppositions.

But Allah bears witness to that He has sent down to thee; He has sent it down  with his knowledge; and the angels also bear witness; and Allah suffices for a witness (Al—Nisa’, 166).

In the Koran Allah informed the people of the Book – Jews and Christians – that His Grace and blessings are not restricted to them alone, and that they must abandon superstition that they are the only custodians of religion. He warned them that no race, or people, or community, or group, believe that they have exclusive possession of Allah’s grace, or that they can influence its grant or its withholding. Allah’s grace is free, and entirely controlled by Him, independent of any priests and privileged people. He dispenses it according to His own wise, Holy Will, and Plan: and to His grace, there is no limit.

…that the People of the Book may know that they have no power over anything of Allah’s bounty, and that bounty is in the hand of Allah; He gives it unto whomsoever He will; and God is of bounty abounding (Al-Hadid, 29).

Prophet Muhammad represents the completion and climax of all earlier prophetic missions, as well as the fulfillment and full blossoming of all antecedent Divine revelations.

When humanity was grappling in darkness, Muhammad was appointed as the Prophet of Allah.

Allah commanded him:

O, you, wrapped in your cloak, arise and give warning! Proclaim the glory of your Lord (Al-Muddathir, 1-2).

Muhammad’s mission was to establish the authority of Allah on earth; to get the religion (Deen) of Allah dominant over all the other religions.

He it is Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth so that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, though the unbelievers be averse (As-Saff, 9).

In the Koran, Allah addressed the people of the Book (Jews and Christians) who kept their faith true and undefiled, and knew from the prophecies of their revelations the coming of Muhammad and decided to walk by the new Light.

By embracing Islam, they knew that their previous merits will be duly recognized, and they will be treated on fully equal terms in the new nation of Islam. This is their double share.

In this context, it is worth mentioning what Jesus said in his last days:

“Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you…While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may be children of the light.” (John, xii. 35-36).

The light of Christ’s Gospel soon departed; his church was enveloped in darkness; then came the light again, in the fuller light of Islam. Jesus asked them to believe in the light and to walk in it.

In the darkness of the day of Judgment there will be a light to guide the righteous to their destination. This will be the light of their faith and their good works.

The Koran states:

Upon the Day when thou seest the believers, men and women, their light running before them, and on their right hands. Good tidings for you today! Gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein to dwell forever; that is indeed the mighty triumph (Al-Hadîd, 12).

Perhaps the light of the right hand mentioned here is the light of their good deeds: for the blessed will receive their record in their right hand.

On the day when We shall call all men with their record, and whoso is given his book in his right hand — those shall read their book, and they shall not be wronged a single date-thread (Al-Nahl, 71).

The final destination is Paradise. Paradise is the highest achievement, the highest felicity, the attainment of salvation, the fulfilment of all desires, the negative voidance of all the consequences of evil, and the positive attainment of all that our hearts could possibly desire. For in paradise the god-fearing will witness Allah’s bounty, which outstrips anything that our eyes have seen, our ears have heard, or our imagination can conceive.

Allah says in the Koran:

Surely the god-fearing shall be in a station secure among gardens and fountains, robbed in silk and brocade, set face to face. Even so; and We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris, therein calling for every fruit, secure. They shall not taste therein of death, save the first death, and He shall guard them against the chastisement of Hell – a bounty from thy Lord; that is the mighty triumph (Al-Dukhan, 51-57).

The Day of Judgment is the Day when the hypocrites call out to the blest, ‘Wait for us! Let us get something from your light!’; only to find themselves separated from the blest and shut out behind a gate, inside it will be mercy, and outside it will be torment.

The hypocrites will call out to the blest and say to them: ‘Were we not with you?’ The believers will reply, ‘Yes! But you led yourselves into temptation, you looked forward for our destruction, you doubted in faith, and you were deceived by false desires, till the command of Allah came to pass. And the chief deceiver Satan deceived you.’

Allah will say, ‘So this Day no ransom shall be taken from you hypocrites, nor from those who disbelieved in the Oneness of Allah. Your abode is the Fire. That is your proper place and worst indeed is that destination.

The Koran says:

Upon the Day when the hypocrites, men and women, shall say to those who have believed, ‘Wait for us, so that we may borrow your light!’ It shall be said, ‘Return you back behind, and seek for a light!’ And a wall shall be set up between them, having a door in the inward whereof is mercy, and against the outward thereof is chastisement. They shall be calling unto them, ‘Were we not with you?’ They shall say, ‘Yes indeed; but you tempted yourselves, and you awaited, and you were in doubt, and fancies deluded you, until Allah’s commandment came, and the Deluder (Satan) deluded you concerning Allah. Therefore, today no ransom shall be taken from you, neither from those who disbelieved. Your refuge is the Fire, that is your master – an evil homecoming (Al-Hadîd, 13-15).

The light mentioned here is the light of faith, which reflects the divine Light, and cannot be borrowed from another. In Christ’s parable of the Ten Virgins (Matt. xv. 1-13), when the foolish ones had let their lamps go out for want of oil, they asked to borrow oil from the wise ones, but the wise ones answered and said, ‘Not so;…but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.”

After the Koran, the Jews, the Christians, and all humankind would have no excuse before Allah on the Day of Judgment. There came to them Muhammad with the final Testament to make the facts clear to them, and to help them abandon imagination and superstitions so that they cannot later on claim innocence and say: ‘No one came to us in the capacity of a spectacle and a warning.’ There he is Muhammad who has been sent to you as a spectacle and a warning; there is the Koran the eternal and literal word of God; a Book well-guarded and complete in every aspect. Here is the true guidance.

Allah says in His Glorious Book:

People of the Book (Jews and Christians), now there has come to you Our Messenger, making things clear to you, upon an interval between the Messengers lest you should say, ’There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings, neither any warner. Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of good tidings and a warner; Allah is powerful over everything (Al-Maidah, 19).

The Lord gives warning in the Koran to those who reject His guidance that they shall suffer a woeful punishment.

Woe to every guilty impostor who hears the signs of Allah being recited to him, then perseveres in waxing proud, as if he has not heard them; so give him the good tidings of a painful chastisement. And when he knows anything of Our signs, he takes them in mockery; those – for them awaits a humbling chastisement. Behind them Gehenna; and that they have earned shall not avail them aught, nor those they took as protectors, apart from Allah; for them awaits a mighty chastisement. This is guidance and those who disbelieve in the signs of their Lord, there awaits them a painful chastisement of wrath (Al-Jathiyah, 7-11).

Franklin Graham, you have deviated from Allah’s path by denying the truth of Islam, and neither your possessions nor your wealth shall avail you in the least against Allah.

Allah is aware of what your heart contains. Allah encompasses all that you do.

Allah’s chosen servants are those who honestly deliver His Message of monotheism without alteration and urge people to abide by Allah’s ethical commandments, but you have turned into a hate monger attacking Islam, the only religion of Allah.

Because the Christians are tired of hearing the fictitious fables and fantasies the Christians of old had invented in the religion of Jesus, Americans are turning from Christianity into Islam in thousands every year. Accordingly, Franklin Graham and the rest of the false prophets had to divert their preaching to something more alluring – dispensationalism and apocalypticism! These are trifles originating from the distorted reading of the Bible. Trifles that caused destruction, demolition, ruins, displacements, and the killing of the innocents.

Franklin Graham and the other false prophets taught their followers that the events predicted in the Book of Revelation will come to pass. They made them believe that 9/11 was predicted in the Bible, and that they might live long enough to see the end of the world. In order for the end of the world to happen, Christian Americans must support Israel because

the Bible teaches that the Jews must possess their own country in the Holy Land before Jesus can return.

They taught their followers that the Bible predicts the future and that we are living in the last days. Their beliefs are rooted in dispensationalism, a particular way of understanding the Bible’s prophetic passages, especially those in Daniel and Ezekiel in the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation in the New Testament.

Due to this distorted teaching, about one-third of America’s 40 or 50 million evangelical Christians believe that the nation of Israel will play a central role in the unfolding of end-times events. In the last part of the 20th century, dispensationalists who are mainly Christian Right Evangelicals, created a politically-engaged, pro-Israel force among conservative American Christians in the United States. They became Israel’s best friends-an alliance that has made a serious geopolitical difference.

During times of turmoil and world crisis, many people who ordinarily do not pay the Bible any attention are attentive to Bible teachers who use “signs of the times” to explain where history is headed.

The dispensationalists have been Israel’s best friends for the last 30 years. The many pro-Israel organizations created by dispensationalists have undoubtedly made a difference. In a political world in which popular pressure counts, Israel is in a stronger position today because of the willingness of American premillennialists to throw their political influence around. The willingness of Christian conservatives to stand up for Israel has helped U.S./Israeli relations stay strong.

By lending their support-both financial and spiritual-to Israel, dispensationalists are helping the future they envision happen.

The idea that Jesus is coming back soon was a fairly radical and unconventional idea in the 19th century, but by the 21st century and thanks to the inappropriate teachings of Franklin Graham and the other false prophets like john Hagee and others became the air American Christians breathe. They simply take for granted that there is going to be Rapture and Jesus is going to come back. They now believe that they are moving towards the End Times, the rise of the Antichrist, towards a great tribulation and a horrific human holocaust, nothing else matters.

Franklin Graham you are a Christian Right evangelical. You represent the Christian Right with its distorted beliefs in the superstitions of apocalypticism and dispensationalism. You and the other false prophets are stuffing the heads of your followers with mysteries resulting from the distorted reading of the Bible. Feeding your people with such superstitions instead of guiding them to the right path – the path of Allah – has become the plague of America.

Yes, The Christian leaders, representing the Christian Right, with their shallow minds and religion illiteracy, are stuffing the heads of their followers with fictitious prophecies about apocalypticism and dispensationalism. They raise funds, and collect billions of dollars every year to encourage Israel to build settlements for the Jews on the Palestinian land. Homeless Palestinians are being put into camps until the Israelis find ways to expel them outside Palestine their original home. The Christian Right Evangelicals think that by doing so they are hastening the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The result of such hatemongering action is the displacement of millions of homeless Palestinians, let alone the continuous murdering of the Palestinian men, women and children resentful of the treatment they receive from the Israelis.

The result of such perverted imagination is wars, oppression, torture, displacement, destruction, ruins, wreckage and homeless refugees. The Christian leaders and their affiliated groups and sects, from the Republicans and neoconservatives are responsible for such mischief. Their lips have spoken falsely. Their hands are stained with the blood of the innocents, and the Lord hates the hands that shed innocent blood.

There has been a persistent push in America by the Christian Right, conservatives, and religious leaders to demean the Muslim faith. They used in their attack deception, lies, and falsehood. All these lies are spewed by affiliated biased media, and the misguided people believed them without even thinking. The media owned by such straying groups portrayed Muslims as underdeveloped terrorists and illiterate savages.

Due to the devilish teachings of Franklin Graham and the other false prophets like him, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bigotry has become an entrenched feature of America’s political and social landscape.

Franklin Graham and the other false prophets claim that Christianity is the religion of love and peace, and that Political Islam is the threat. Nay, it is political Christianity, which he teaches is the one destroying the world, and not political Islam.

The Religious Right started all this hatred against Muslims and Islam. The Christian Right sowed the seeds of hatred between non-Muslim and Muslim Americans without any logical reason. The falsehood they disseminated among the people tore the society apart.

The Christian Right aims to implement an evil and an imperialistic agenda against the Muslim world by tarnishing the religion of Islam and convincing people that Islam is a wicked and evil religion and Muslims are terrorists and heretics. The Christian Right is working hard to picture Islam as an evil religion and its adherents as savages and bloodthirsty. Is not that what Franklin Graham promulgates?

Now we can see Religious Right Republicans using the issue of Islam phobia in their electoral campaigns (Donal trump and Ben Carson). Others in Congress demand restricting the movement of American Muslims and putting them under siege! Others claim that American Muslims are unpatriotic citizens and must not join the army or penetrate Congress; they must instead be deported. They even went to the extent of doubting the honesty and patriotism of the two Muslim Senators in Congress!

Evangelical neoconservatives and members of the Tea Party also joined the comedy, and their irresponsible and silly statements about Islam showed their hatred and bigotry. The objective is to prepare the ground for a vicious war against Muslim countries in order to divide the Arab world into small entities based on religious differences, ethnicity, and racism.

This tremendous influence of the Christian right in the American political life explains the attempts of presidential and congressional candidates to seek its consent and to submit willingly to its embezzlements. This is why we often see Christian Right Republicans barking out their malice against everything Islamic.

The Christian Right, with its distorted reading of the Bible and its false apocalyptic and dispensationalist beliefs, has destroyed the Middle East. The Christian Right considers all Palestine a conclusive home for Israel and to hell with the Palestinians, the original inhabitants of the land. The Christian Right should have realized that by blindly supporting the Israeli aggression in Palestine, it had entered into the circle of injustice. Its hands became stained with the Palestinian blood, and its conscious became burdened with the crimes of murder and expulsion.

Torture, illegal detention, assassination, assaults against civilians with missiles, helicopters and jet fighters, annexation of territory, transportation of civilians from one place to another for the purpose of imprisonment, mass killing – as in Qana, Jenin, Sabra, and Shatila, to mention only the most obvious. There’s been denial of rights to

free passage to schools, hospitals, and markets; use of civilians as human shields; humiliation of individuals; punishment of families; house demolitions on a mass scale; destruction of agricultural land; expropriation of water; illegal settlement; economic sanction; attacks on hospitals, medical workers, and ambulances; killing of UN personnel. All of these policies have been carried out by Israel with the unconditional support of the Unites States. Not only has Washington supplied Israel with the weapons for such practices and every kind of military and intelligence aid, but it has also given the country upwards of one hundred and thirty-five billion dollars in economic aid.

In the sight of Allah, supporters of criminals are equally guilty as criminals themselves. These crimes are the product of the Christian Right’s unconditional support for Israel without considering the simple right of the Palestinians to live as human beings in their modest homes. They think that by killing Palestinian Muslims, they are clearing the universe from the enemies of God.

Islam teaches that if anyone kills a believer deliberately, his reward shall be eternal Hell. The Christian Right –the supporters of the Israelis, and the perpetrators of these massacres – share with the Israelis the guilt of killing the Palestinians. Allah will condemn them, and prepare for them a terrible punishment.

The Koran says:

And who slays a believer wilfully, his recompense is Gehenna, therein, dwelling forever, and Allah will be wroth with him, and will curse him, and prepare for him a mighty chastisement (Al-Nisa’, 93).

The Christian Right had gone to the extent of playing God. They forgot that God is just to his servants and is against tyranny and aggression. Had they confined themselves to the real Christian teachings calling for monotheism, piety,

righteousness, and peace, their relationship with God and the world would have been different and better.

The Christian Right is behind the division we see now in the Arab world. The only country that will benefit from this division is Israel, of course. The Christian Right and affiliated think tanks, are all responsible for the chaos and mischief they have caused in the Muslim countries.

The Christian Right is threatening world peace because it is interfering in America’s foreign policy, thus directing it to side blindly with Israel. The Christian Right is unwilling to see any peace settlement in the Middle East.

The Christian Right adjured American policymakers to adopt situations in the Middle East more harmonious to the Torah prophecies and to declare the right of the Jewish people to live on the land that was given to them by God, including the West Bank, Gaza, and Golan Heights. The Christian Right thinks that in the book of Genesis, the borders of Israel stretch east to the Euphrates River and west to the west of Egypt, and that the borders of the Promised Land enjoin parts from Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, all Lebanon, Jordan, and Kuwait!

This is how the evangelical mind thinks. This is how Franklin Graham thinks. God chose the Israelis, while the evil infidel Arabs are not blessed by God. The Christian Right believes that since it was God’s wish that Israel be established, any Arab or Palestinian claims in Jerusalem or in Palestine land are false pretences. They even think that the Arabs are but pieces of chess in a holy cosmetic game, a hysteric power unfit to perform any reformatory or positive role in history. The Arabs are the enemies of God because their conflict with Israel is a challenge to His will, and as history is heading towards its end, the Arabs become the focus of evil, uniting with the disfigured imposter against God!

The Old Testament heritage made several American Christians look at the Arab-Israeli conflict as a reflection to the events depicted in the Old Testament. They consider the Israelis of the twenty-first century as the children of Israel mentioned in the Torah, and the Palestinians are the Philistines, whose hero Goliath fought David. It seems, therefore, that for the sake of Israel, the Christian Right is ready to inflame a nuclear war to ascertain the sacred prophecies.

The American administration, surrendering to the evil desires of the Christian Right, will be responsible before God for the hundreds of thousands killed in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Allah will charge them for the women, elderly, and children who faced collateral damage and fled armed conflicts.

The Christian Right, in collaboration with the Zionists, are surely taking America to its demise.

The United States has been trying for years to establish the so-called Greater Middle East, or the New Middle East, as they call it now. It is an Anglo-American-Israeli military road map in the Middle East. This project, which has been in the planning stages for several years, consists of creating an arc of instability, chaos, and violence extending from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria to Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Iran, and Afghanistan.

The New Middle East project was introduced publicly by Washington and Tel Aviv with the expectation that Lebanon would be the pressure point for realigning the whole Middle East and thereby unleashing the forces of constructive chaos. This constructive chaos, which generates

conditions of violence and warfare throughout the region would in turn be used so that the United States, Britain, and Israel could redraw the map of the Middle East in accordance with their geostrategic needs and objectives.

Thanks to the plots of the Christian Right and its affiliated Republicans and neoconservatives, there will be no peace in the Middle East. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating

forms around the globe. The de facto role of the US armed forces would be to keep the world safe for her economy and open to her cultural assault. To those ends, the United States would do a fair amount of killing.

The massacre began when Afghanistan and Iraq were invaded under the false pretext of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, or establishing democracy. The slaughter began when creative chaos was enforced on Yemen, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt. These countries are now being torn apart in order to be divided into small insignificant

pieces with no borders. Egypt, however, was able to stand against the American plot, and the Egyptians stood as one man, supporting their new elected president.

And what was the result of such an evil policy of the Christian Right ? There are seven point four million Afghan men, women, and children now living in hunger and on the brink of death from occupation-induced starvation.

Six million Iraqis are now refugees, two million of which are displaced internally; two million Iraqi women are now widows; five million Iraqi children are now orphans; and eighty per cent of Iraqis have witnessed shootings, kidnappings, rapes, killings, and other atrocities.

Palestine, a holy and historic land that has been called home by prophets and saints, heroes and revolutionaries, has been occupied by a usurping entity for sixty-three years. An entity that calls itself Israel also calls itself the ‘only democracy in the Middle East’. Palestinians scream at the world day and night, at the tops of their lungs, that this democracy is farcical. In Israel, there are at least thirty laws that discriminate viciously against non-Jews.

There are now over two point fourteen million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, and North Africa. These refugees lack basic services, there is a rising number of attacks on vulnerable young women and children, and there is a marked increase in diseases that were eradicated decades ago.

Tell me, Franklin Graham, who is going to pay for all this? You might ask who would dare make us pay, who is stronger than we are. And I would answer you, ‘Do you not see that Allah, who created you, is stronger than you in might? Allah destroyed many a city that was mightier than yours was, and there was no help for them.

Franklin Graham is calling President Barack Obama to action to address the Syrian migrant crisis, saying the problem must be addressed quickly for the sake of the refugees and to stop ISIS from infiltrating the West.

In a post on Facebook Graham calls on Christians to pray with compassion for the countless Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives.

“The Lord Jesus Christ sympathizes with these refugees–have you ever thought about the fact that He was a refugee? When Jesus was a baby his parents, Mary and Joseph, had to take him and flee to Egypt to escape the murderous ruler, King Herod,” Graham points out.

Graham’s tender heart is torn apart because of the crisis of Syrian refugees. He made his first trip into Kurdistan, northern Iraq to visit a Syrian refugee camp where Samaritan’s Purse is working. “Please pray for these men, women and children who are suffering on the onset of winter after fleeing a brutal civil war.” He pleaded. Yet, he supported Donald Trump’s Syrian immigration ban. He forgot that all Americans are immigrants, refugee or their Descendants!

He deliberately forgot that the Syrian refugees are crowded together in the camp because of the American plot to shred Syria to pieces for her own geostrategic interest. He neglected the fact that such disperse and scatter of the innocents was because America created Isis, sponsored it, and implanted it in Syria in order to create chaos, dissension and ruins.

Who you think you are fooling Graham: Yourself, the people, or maybe Allah, who is watching you from above seven skies. Your hand and the hands of the Christian Right evangelicals who were behind the plot known as “The New Middle East” are stained with the blood of the innocents!

Yet, Franklin Graham had the nerves to say, “We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad, we should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled.”

“Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized and they do their killing to honour their religion and Muhammad,” said Franklin Graham.

Enough hypocrisy Graham. You are throwing ignorant and irresponsible words here and there just to gain fame you do not deserve. Do not tell me that you do not know who is behind the war in Syria and the whole Middle East in general. Do not tell me that you do not know why millions of Muslim and Arab refugees had deserted their ruined homes to find asylum in other countries.

Do not say that you knew nothing about the project of the “New Middle East”. It is an American plot against the Middle East aiming at the destabilization and political fragmentation of Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Syria and Yemen. The “New Middle East” project was introduced publicly by Washington and Tel Aviv with the expectation that Lebanon would be the pressure point for realigning the whole Middle East and thereby unleashing the forces of “constructive chaos.” This “constructive chaos”, which generates conditions of violence and warfare throughout the region would in turn be used so that the United States, Britain, and Israel could redraw the map of the Middle East in accordance with their geo-strategic needs and objectives.

The United States implanted Islamic militias in countries of the Middle East and sponsored them. The purpose of these militias was to create chaos and destabilize the rule in these countries. The result was the toppling of the puppet rulers in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and to be succeeded according to plan by rulers from the Muslin Brotherhood.

Just as the America created al Qaeda to achieve its own geopolitical and national interests over the past two decades, so ISIS was nothing more than al Qaeda 2.

Now that ISIS is running around the Middle East, cutting people’s heads, the US has a credible justification to sell billions worth of modern, sophisticated weapons in the region in order to “modernize” and “replenish” the weapons of such US allies as Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iraq.

There are over 22 confirmed terrorist Jihad camps in the United States belonging to Jamaat ul-Furqan, a Pakistan Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda related branch. The FBI states that their hands are tied in monitoring their activities (9).

The deceiving biased media had portrayed the Arab Spring as people of the Middle East and North Africa spontaneously rebelling against oppression and tyranny. This is what the hidden hand behind world events, wants people to believe. Syria is just another step in a long-planned series of countries being hijacked and taken over, with the Arab Spring as the front, the excuse and the cover.

Syria being the latest – which has all been planned long before. Not only that, in September 2000, 12 months before 9/11, the so-called neo conservatives, that control the Evangelical Republican Bush, came to power with Bush in early 2001 when Bush became president, were behind these wars. They called for multiple wars, in multiple countries, by American forces. The wars against the Middle East were all planned.

The plan in Syria was to overthrow the Syrian government because the Syrian regime was hostile to Israel, and Tel Aviv would seek to destroy any country that did not get along with it in the region. It is not just about Israel, it is about the acquisition of country after country across the Middle and Near East, North Africa and then going deeper and deeper South into Africa. This has been planned for decades.

But how do they pick-off country after country?

Well, first, they need a major trigger that can start the process. 9/11 was a trigger. It was an inside job – a Problem-Reaction-Solution. Problem-Reaction-Solution is a technique, which works like this: you want to change society in ways that you know will attract enormous opposition. In stage one, you covertly create the problem – in this case 9/11.

In stage two, you tell the people, through an unquestioning and pathetic mainstream media, the version of the problem that you want the public to believe. – In this case, nineteen Arab hijackers, who could not fly one-engine Cessna, flew wide-bodied jets in a way that professional wide-bodied jet pilots have said they could never do, on 9/11. You are now looking for a reaction from the people of fear and outrage and a demand that ‘something must be done’. So in stage three, you openly offer the solution to the problem you have yourself covertly created – in this case the war on terror and invasion of Afghanistan.

They next needed to go into Iraq. They can’t keep using the same reason because people might cotton-on that there’s a pattern, so they have to find different excuses for the same process of acquisition. In this case, ‘weapons of mass destruction’ – you don’t even need a real problem to justify going into Iraq, we’ll just tell them there’s a problem that doesn’t really exist. This was ordered (on behalf of their hidden masters) by the Rothschild assets, George W. Bush and Tony Blair. Both have the character flaws so essential to serving their masters and reaping the financial rewards.

Then they want to go for Libya. So they train and arm rebels. They put their people on the ground while saying that they haven’t got any people on the ground. Then they get the rebels (mercenaries) to attack the regime of Gaddafi. At this point no-one says a word – no government reaction, no media reaction. Then, the Gaddafi regime will respond to that attack, at which point trigger everybody – microphones everywhere.

Media, off you go – “He’s killing his own people!” And so they then create hysteria and a madness that goes like this: We (NATO) have to go in and bomb the Libyan cities like Tripoli, to protect the people from violence. And they bomb the crap out of the place, slaughter masses of people, destroy cities, take what was the most economically successful country in North Africa and destroy it.

The tribal wars, that Gaddafi was actually keeping a handle on, are now constant civil wars in Libya. But, the outcome is those who were behind the invasion (which is indeed what it was) now control the oil and the semi-independent banking system.

So now, Syria is next. Many of the rebels, who were fighting Gaddafi, are moved into Syria and start doing the same thing. They start attacking the Assad regime. Again, the government and media remain silent until Assad retaliates, at which point – microphones everywhere. Media, off you go – “He’s killing his own people!” They tried for so long to legally supply arms and other support to the rebels, but they couldn’t get it through. So they did it covertly, as they always do, through places like Qatar and Saudi Arabia, who are just satellite states of NATO in the region.

Terrible atrocities by these rebels have gone on constantly; however the rebels have been portrayed by the British and American governments as the ‘good guys’. They thought they were going to do a Libya. They thought they were going to get rid of Assad very quickly, however it has not happened. In the last few weeks, Assad’s forces have been taking back areas of Syria, which the rebels had held. It was going pear-shaped for the British and American governments, so suddenly, as this was happening, the EU dropped the ban on supplying weapons to the rebels. Also, suddenly (just by coincidence) Assad is said to have crossed Obama’s red line by using chemical weapons – with absolutely no evidence whatsoever.

What we’re looking at here is not protecting civilians, just as it never was protecting civilians in Libya, but is an effort to make sure this so-called rebellion removes the Assad regime so that another tick goes on the list, and then it’s off to Lebanon and off to Iran.

In her plot against the Middle East, the U.S. used a smart strategy that combines hard-and soft-power resources that emphasizes alliances and networks that are responsive to the new context of a global information age. A strategy of “enlisting others on behalf of U.S. goals, through alliances, international institutions, careful diplomacy, and the power of ideals. This encapsulates US strategy to topple and destabilize non-compliant states during the ‘Arab Spring.’

Due to Graham and the other false prophet’s distorted teachings about dispensationalism, millions of Evangelical Christians want to Start WWIII in order to Speed the “Second Coming” of Christ. The neoconservatives are using religion to rile them up to Justify war against Iran. Millions of Americans believe now that Christ will not come again until Israel wipes out its competitors (Palestinians and the Arabs) and there is widespread war in the Middle East.

Would Jesus accept that his second coming becomes established on displacements, killing and murder?

Franklin Graham, are apocalypticism and dispensationalism articles of faith? These two silly contortions resulting from the distorting reading of the Bible are not articles of the Christian faith but rather new inventions based on misinterpretation of the Bible. This nonsense started only in the 19th century. Apocalypticism  and dispensationalism had in fact induced evangelistic crusades.

This distorted thinking  of apocalypticism, and dispensationalism, was President Bush’s reason for launching the war in Iraq. Bush thought that war in Iraq was fundamentally religious. He was driven by his belief that the attack on Saddam’s Iraq was the fulfilment of Biblical prophesies in which he had been chosen to serve as the instrument of the Lord.

Tony Blair viewed his decision to go to war in Iraq and Kosovo as part of a “Christian battle”. John Burton, Tony Blair’s political agent in his Sedgefield constituency for 24 years, said that Tony Blair was driven by the belief that “good should triumph over evil making lives better.”

According to French President Chirac, Bush told him that the Iraq war was needed to bring on the apocalypse.

Bush believed the time had now come for that battle, telling Chirac:

“This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins”…

The organization Christians United for Israel – led by highly-influential Pastor John C. Hagee – is a universal call to all Christians to collect money for building Jewish settlements in Israel. This would throw out all the Palestinians and would enhance the second coming of Christ. This would also bring Russia into a war against America causing World War III followed by Armageddon, the Second Coming and The Rapture.

This disastrous superstition all revolves around what is called Dispensationalism. So popular is Dispensationalism that Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series has sold 65 million copies.

Therefore, Franklin Graham, while you are enjoying your cup of tea in the morning, the insane neoconservative dispensationalists, and the Religious Right Republican Senators who control the American foreign policy might be preparing the end of the world. Nothing in prospect suggests relief, not as long as Washington continues pursuing its imperial agenda, ruthlessly disregarding human lives and welfare. US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.

Christian Right Evangelicals are trying to hasten the second coming of Jesus as if Allah were crippled and cannot send Jesus to earth in due time! This kind of thinking is an apparent blasphemy because it doubts the absolute power of Allah.

Allah says in the Koran when He describes His power and ability:

Whenever He wills a thing, He just commands it “Be” and it is (Yasin, 82).

In other words, if Allah wants something, He merely gives the order. He does not need to repeat His Command or confirm it. To Him – Glorious and Exalted – belong the keys to the heavens and the earth, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth, and to Him is the Power of creation and command.

Those who want to urge the Lord to hasten the descent of Jesus are ignorant of Allah’s law of time. They treat Allah as a human being unaware of His divine attributes and that He is Most High and  transcendent above any quality of His creation, including existing within time or space.

Contrary to all created things, Allah is well exalted above limits, ends, pillars, or limbs; and the six directions do not encompass Him.

Allah Himself states:

“Nothing can be compared with Him! He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing (Ash-Shura, 11).

He also said:

“There is nothing like Him” (Al-Ikhlas, 4).

As for His divine power, it is a timeless attribute ascribed to Allah’s entity. It is one of Allah’s seven affirmative attributes,  which are: power, will, knowledge, life, speech, hearing and sight.

All of these attributes are ascribed as timeless, having no beginning or end, and they do not enter creation or our lives. Allah’s divine power is associated with everything conceivable: He brings into existence, or takes out of existence, whatever He wills of things conceivable. The created things are in time and space. The divine attribute is eternal, without beginning, end, or change.

As for the nature of these associations, that is a realm the mind cannot penetrate. The exact relationship between the timeless attribute of divine power and its temporal effects in creation is one of the mysteries of the cosmos.

As the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said, “Reflect on creation, but do not reflect on the Creator, for verily you cannot give Him due estimation.” [Abu Shaykh].

We cannot encompass the Divine, but the Divine fully encompasses us. Thoughts cannot reach Him, and minds cannot grasp Him.”

In the words of Allah Himself:

“Sight cannot reach Him, but He reaches all sight. And He is ever-subtle, fully aware” (Al-An’am, 103).

With regard to Allah’s time, it is different from ours, a day in the sight of the Lord is like a thousand years or 50 thousand years of human years.

Allah says in the Koran:

He directs the affair from heaven to earth, then it goes up to Him in one day, whose measure is a thousand years of your counting (Al-Sajdah, 5).

Allah also says in another verse:

They ask you to hasten the punishment; Allah will never go back on His promise. A day with your Lord is like a thousand years in your reckoning (Al-Hajj, 47).

This verse states that if Allah gives respite, those to whom it is given have a real chance of repentance and amendment. He will not curtail His promise of respite. On the other hand He has promised to call everyone to account for his deeds, and this involves justice and punishment for sin. This promise will also come true. It is foolish to try to hasten it. Time with Allah is nothing. We keep count of time for our relative calculations. Allah’s existence is absolute and not conditioned by time and place. What we call a thousand years may be nothing more than a day or a minute to Him.

On the Day of Judgment, all affairs and all our deeds will go up to Allah, for He will be the judge, and His restoration of all values will be as a day, or an hour or the twinkling of an eye; and yet to our idea it will be a thousand years!

To Allah ascends the angels and the souls fast as they press their rate of motion to attain their purpose in a day of Allah’s calendar that equals fifty thousand years of the earthly calendar.

To Him the angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a day whereof the measure is Fifty thousand years.” Al-Ma’arij, 4).

These verses show clearly that Allah is eternal and does not experience time as we know it.

Hastening the Creator to send Jesus to earth should be regarded as blasphemous and ignorance of the realities of Allah’s attributes. Based on the above, the second coming of Jesus might take thousands of years from now.

Is Franklin Graham humble and modest before Allah?

Some Americans consider Franklin Graham as one of the most false teachers in America today (10, 11)

In this context, Jennifer LeClaire wrote:

“It’s the fear of the Lord that drives me to write these warnings. I am staying true to my prophetic calling. These warnings coming through my pen—and the pen of many others—are not what is bringing division to the body. Rather, the people preaching error (or not living right) are causing the controversy. When we expose the error, we are pointing people back to Jesus and toward true unity.

“I refuse to stand by and watch this cancer grow in the body and then turn a blind eye as many are led astray. I refuse to whitewash a false gospel in the name of unity. That’s called compromise, and there’s a price to pay for taking that route. I am willing to pay the price for standing for truth. I don’t want to pay the price for compromising God’s calling on my life. Do you? Amen.”

These false preachers of the United States invented an ugly association between Christianity and wealth. This unholy matrimony between Jesus and cash is becoming especially true with many Christian leaders. This matter is in fact a poison that is sickening churches of all sizes in America.

These false prophets have been polluted by money to the point that it is hindering the Kingdom and keeping the people from following the true teachings of Jesus. These rich pastors and mega church budgets are not a sign of God’s blessing but a sign of false preachers’ greed and love of money.

 

In a 2011 comparison of megachurch pastors’ salaries, two senior pastors made $1 million and $1.1 million. Southern Baptist the Rev. Ed Young, senior pastor at Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, pulled in well over $1 million, according to a 2012 Dallas television news report. And in 2013, his last year as pastor at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, the Rev. Mark Driscoll was drawing a $607,000 package, with a $150,000 raise promised.

Using his lies and deceit, Pastor John Hagee has grown into an enormously wealthy man. In the year 2001, his organization filed revenues of $18.3 million dollars with the IRS. What was John Hagee’s personal compensation package worth? More than $1.25 million dollars. His non-profit organization, GETV, has a mission statement reading “Spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ”. His nearly 8,000 acre Texas ranch does not help that mission. Not only do Pastor John and his wife Diana Hagee own that sprawling ranch, but they also have a 5,275 foot, 6 bedroom mansion in one of San Antonio’s most exclusive gated communities (The Dominion). The house is appraised at $700,000.

What does Pastor John Hagee have to say about his income and wealth? “I deserve every dime I’m getting.”

Top Christian non-profit leaders as well as pastors are seeing themselves as “Chief Executive Officers” (CEOs) instead of as God’s servants.

The word “CEO” is often used when speaking of megachurch pastors who oversee multimillion-dollar budgets, manage media empires and publish best-selling books. “He could have been a CEO in any corporation in America” is an oft-repeated phrase among proud church members.

This association between Christianity and wealth is inappropriate for those who wish to follow Jesus. Jesus is not the one who said “let me show you how to live your best life now” or “Come, let me show you eight steps to having the life you want”.

Instead, Jesus was the man who said: “Want to be perfect? Sell all your possessions and give them to the poor.” (Mt 19:21)

Jesus is the one who said: “If you want to follow me, you should first remember that I am a homeless person.” (Mt 8:20).

Jesus is the one who said: “If you want to follow me, grab a shovel and start digging your grave now.” (Lk 9:23).

Jesus is the one who said: “If money is what motivates you, it’s impossible for you to follow God.” (Mt 6:24)

Having an overabundance of wealth kept for these false prophets is not a sign of God’s blessing, but damning evidence of their own sinfulness (12).

We read in Psalm 34:6, “This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.…”

Graham claims that he is a humble servant of God, yet he earns enormous pay checks. Of course, it is very difficult to get figures on exactly how much income these false prophets get because they do not release the figures or they hide them among various entities to which they belong.

Franklin Graham, the man of God who is supposed to be humble, and submissive to Allah, and living in modesty, earned over $1 million in 2008. Graham earned $633,722 as President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and another $483,000 from his second job as President of Samaritan’s Purse. The former is supposed to be a missionary and evangelism organization, and the latter, a Christian relief organization to help the poor (13, 14, 15).
Franklin Graham, who is 63, has said he wants to make enough money to be able to work for free when he turns 70.

Franklin Graham your wealth will not help you as you fall into the pit. Muslims give their wealth to become purified with no obligation to any, or expectation of a reward in return, but only because of their interest to please Allah, their Creator, and gain His welcome featured by the illumination that will proceed from Him and by the language spoken by His countenance.

Franklin Graham, do you know who Alphonse de Lamartine is? He was a French poet, politician, and writer. He was influential in the foundation of the Second Republic. He was a central figure who led the campaign to abolish slavery and the death penalty and was a strong advocate of democracy. The following is the way he described the Prophet Muhammad:

“Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, not only moved armies, legislation, empires, peoples, dynasties, millions of men over a third of the inhabited globe; but he also moved ideas, beliefs, souls. He founded upon a Book, of which each letter has become a law, a spiritual nationality embracing people of all languages and races; and made an indelible imprint upon this Muslim nation, for the hatred of false gods and the passion for the God, One and Immaterial.

“Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of a rational dogma for a cult without imagery, founder of twenty earthly empires and of one spiritual empire, this is Muhammad.”

Do you know Graham how the great man Muhammad lived? He lived a very simple and humble life. He hardly had enough food at home so that it would not last for the day. He had patches in his clothes because he was really humble and did not need expensive clothes.

The Prophet acquired great wealth but did not hold on to it for himself, rather he gave it to the poor, the needy, the tribes to sooth communal relations, the beggars, for any who needed or any who asked. He lived on what was sufficient, and died with only a few belongings.

The Prophet said:

“Our property will not be inherited, whatever we (i.e. prophets) leave is for charity.”

Umar ibn Al Khattab (the second caliph after Abu Bakr) said:

“I visited Allah’s Messenger, and he was lying on a mat. I sat down and he drew up his lower garment over him and he had nothing (else) over him, and that the mat had left its marks on his sides. I looked with my eyes in the storeroom of Allah’s Messenger and I found only a handful of barley equal to one sa’ and an equal quantity of the leaves of Mimosa Flava placed in the nook of the cell, and a semi-tanned leather bag hanging (in one side), and I was moved to tears on seeing this extremely austere living of the Holy Prophet, and he said: ‘Ibn Khattab, what makes you weep?’ I said: ‘Apostle of Allah, why should I not shed tears? This mat has left its marks on your sides and I do not see in your storeroom except these few things that I have seen; Caesar and Chosroes are leading their lives in plenty whereas you are Allah’s Messenger. His chosen one and that is your store! He said: ‘Ibn Khattab, aren’t you satisfied that for us there should be the prosperity of the Hereafter, and for them there should be the prosperity of this world?’ I said: Yes. [Book 009, Number 3507].

Abu Hazim narrated:

I asked Sahl bin Sad, “Did Allah’s Apostle ever eat white flour?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw white flour since Allah sent him as an Apostle till He took him unto Him.” I asked, “Did the people have used sieves during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took him unto Him,” I said, “How could you eat barley unsifted?” he said, “We used to grind it and then blow off its husk, and after the husk flew away, we used to prepare the dough (bake) and eat it.”

Despite his responsibilities as a prophet, a teacher, a political leader, and a judge, Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to milk his goat, mend his clothes, repair his shoes, help with the household work, (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith number 23606 and declared authentic by Shaykh Albani in Saheeh Al Jaami’, Hadith number 4937).

Aisha narrated: The Prophet died while his armour was mortgaged to a Jew for thirty Sa’s (about 90 kilograms) of barley. [Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 5.743].

Think about it Franklin Graham, the Prophet of Islam, the seal of the prophets, and the best of creation in the sight of the Creator, was a leader who owned the world but his household does not eat white flour, but barley. Sometimes he could not find money even to buy barley and he was forced to leave his armour for a pledge!

These are the traits of the pious – humbleness and modesty. Where are you Graham from these traits?

The Koran says:

Every human being is bound to taste death: but only on the Day of Resurrection will you be requited in full for whatever you have done – whereupon he that shall be drawn away from the fire and brought into paradise will indeed have gained a triumph: for the life of this world is nothing but an enjoyment of self-delusion. (3:185)

Every soul shall taste of death; and We try you with evil and good for a testing, then unto Us you shall be returned. (21:35).

Franklin Graham, are you really a man of God as you pretend to be, or just another false prophet millionaire using religion for material gain?

The problem with Franklin Graham is that he thinks he is on something but in reality, he is deceived by false dogmas his ancestors invented in Jesus religion. More badly than that, he is deluded by fame and worldly gains.

Franklin Graham, your shocking religious illiteracy compels me to advise you to read the Koran. The Koran will teach you the real meaning of religion as Allah will it to be. It will teach you what Jesus really brought to his people. It will show you the road to Paradise, and the right path of salvation.

The position of those who do not take the teachings and warnings of the Koran seriously will linger in their slumber until death overcomes them. Until then they will suddenly come to know that they have become completely helpless. The issues to which they gave importance will now appear to be baseless. The things on which they were relying will be ceased to be with them. The rosy hopes on which they were living will all prove to be false.

When all these false things leave them in the lurch, they will want to be sent back to earth, so that they may lead their lives in a proper manner. There will be no salvation except on their own record. How they will then wish that they had another chance, but their chance will be gone.

We read in the Koran:

And We have brought them a Book that We have well distinguished, resting on knowledge, a guidance and a mercy unto a people that believe. Do they wait for the fulfilment of that of which it warns? On the Day when that fulfilment comes, those who had neglected it before will say: ‘The messengers of our Lord did indeed bring the truth. Have we then any intercessors who would intercede for us? Or could we be sent back so that we might act differently from the way we used to? They have indeed ruined their souls and what they invented has forsaken them (Al-A’raf, 52-53).

Your peoples’ souls are a sort of trust with you. You have to teach them the truth. But what you are doing is exploiting, deceiving and defrauding by providing them with false dogmas and religion superstition and religion illiteracy.

Franklin Graham You have deviated from the true message of Jesus and waded in dangerous matters that would bring Allah’s wrath upon you and upon those you misguided because they followed you without thinking. Instead of running here and there preaching falsehood everywhere, there are things you have to do.

Your main job is supposed to teach the people to believe in a single, All-Powerful God. Your struggle as a preacher must be to restore the original religion of Jesus from ugly polytheism to strict monotheism. Teach your people not to worship a triune god because it is an act of polytheism and blasphemy. You must teach them that the concept of triune doctrine is false, Jesus is not one in three or three in one, but was rather a prophet who was given a Book to guide the children of Israel to the right path. Make your people believe in the existence of one God and as opposed to polytheism.

Remind your people that they must never forget their own personal responsibility for all they do. Do not deceive them by the illusion of vicarious atonement. The Koran proclaims that every soul delivers itself to ruin by its own acts. On the Day of Resurrection, it will find for itself no protector or intercessor except Allah: if it offered every ransom, or reparation, none will be accepted.

Teach your people that Jesus is not God but only a messenger. His name was falsely taken in competition with the name of Allah. Tell them that on the Day of Judgment, Jesus and idols that are worshipped apart from Allah or in association with Him would themselves protest against their names being falsely used on the Day of Resurrection. They will show that the worship was paid not to them, but to the superstition or selfish lusts of the false worshippers. Warn them that on the Day of resurrection these false ideas will desert them and leave them in the lurch.

The Koran says:

And the Day We shall muster them all, then We shall say to those who associate other gods with God: ‘Get to your place, you and your associates!’ Then We shall set a space between them, and their associates will say, ‘Not us you were serving. Allah is a sufficient witness between us and you; assuredly we were heedless of your service.’ There, every person will know what he had earned before, and they will be brought back to Allah their rightful Lord, and their invented false deities will vanish from them (Yunus, 26-30).

Teach your people that the one God – Allah – has created the entire universe and all that is on it, and that He is totally self-sufficient, without any dependency upon any other being. He does not need a son to help Him run His earthly kingdom.

One of the most important articles of faith is to believe in all the prophets and in all the divine Books without exception. Teach your people to believe in all divine Books not only the Torah or the Gospel of Jesus, but also in the Koran because it is the Last Testament to the world, and a mercy to all beings. It is not for you or anyone else to deprive the people from a mercy sent by Allah to all His servants. Allah conveys His message and relates His will through human prophets.  They form a link between the earthly beings and the heavens, in the sense that Allah has picked them to deliver His message of pure monotheism to human beings.

To have faith in all the prophets and  messengers is to firmly believe that God chose morally upright men to bear His message and pass it to humanity.  Blessed were those who followed them, and wretched were those who refused to obey.  The prophets faithfully delivered the message, without hiding, altering, or corrupting it. To guard the Message against evilly disposed persons, Allah sends angels to protect it from all sides until it reaches its final destination.

Knower He of the Unseen, and He discloses not His Unseen to anyone, save only to such a messenger He is well-pleased with; then He despatches before him and behind him watchers, that He may know they have delivered the Messages of their Lord; and He encompasses all that is with them, and He has numbered everything in numbers.’ (Al-Jinn, 26- 28).

Rejecting a prophet is rejecting the One who sent him, and disobeying a prophet is disobeying the One who commanded to obey him.

Allah says in His Koran:

“The Prophet (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers.  Each one believes in God, His Angels, His Books, and His prophets.  (They say,) ‘We make no distinction between one another of His prophets…’” (Al-Baqarah, 285).

Teach your people that the scriptures of earlier prophets were lost or their messages were corrupted to the point that truth was hardly distinguishable from falsehood.  The Message of the Prophet Muhammad is clear and preserved and will remain so until the end of time.

Teach them that the purpose of sending prophets was for one reason only: to worship God alone and none else and to follow His teachings.  All of them, invited people to worship God and shun false gods.

Emphasize to them that:

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).

Teach your people that racial arrogance made the Jews and the Christians adverse to the reception of the Koran when it came through a servant of Allah, not of their own race. Explain to them how can a race or a people set bounds to Allah’s choice, and He is the Creator and Cherisher of all races and all worlds?

Recite to them the Koranic verse haply they might understand:

Evil is the thing they have sold themselves for, disbelieving in that which Allah has sent down (the Koran), grudging that Allah should send down of His bounty on whomsoever He will of His servant (Muhammad – peace be upon him), and they were laden with anger upon anger; and for unbelievers awaits a humbling chastisement (Al-Baqarah, 90).

Educate them that out of the Infinite Mercy and Love of Allah, He sent to humanity prophets, guiding them to that which is the best. He sent them as an example for humanity to follow, and if one does follow their example, they would live a life in accordance to the Will of God, earning His Love and Pleasure.

Preach your people that Allah chose the best among humanity to deliver His message. Allah chooses whom He pleases for this purpose. Tell them that Muhammad is not an “absolute fanatic, a robber and a brigand.” As the lunatic moron Pat Robertson said. Tell them that Islam is not an evil and wicked religion as you said. Explain to them that Islam is not a war between God and the devil as the fool Benny Hinn announced. Refute the extremely offensive remarks of the stupid John Hagee about Islam.

Elucidate to them the fact that Muhammad is not a terrorist as the deceased Jerry Falwell said. Flawell is with his Lord now receiving a harsh chastisement for his insolence. Affirm to them that the Prophet of Islam is not a sex deviant, pervert and paedophile as Jimmy Swaggart said. I don’t know who is pervert and sex deviant! Has Swaggart forgotten that he was caught twice with prostitutes years ago. He stood weeping like a woman before the parishioners admitting that he has sinned against God! What a mockery! A pastor committing fornication and has the nerve to accuse our prophet – the best of creation – with sex deviance and perverting!

Tell your people that all prophets were the best in morals and were protected by Allah from falling into cardinal, major sins.  They did not err or commit mistakes in delivering the message.  They were over one hundred thousand prophets sent to all mankind, to all nations and races, in all corners of the world.  Some prophets were superior to others.  The best among them were Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon them all.

In truth, they were fully human with no divine attributes or power.  They were Allah’s worshipping slaves.  They ate, drank, slept, and lived normal human lives.  They did not have the power to make anyone accept their message or to forgive sins.  Their knowledge of future was limited to what Allah revealed to them. They had no part in running the affairs of the universe.

Affirm to them that Muhammad the prophet whom the morons slander was a living example for all humans to follow. His wife Aisha was asked about his manners, and she said, “His manners were the Koran.”

In this statement, Aisha meant that the Prophet abided by the Koranic laws and commands and abstained from its prohibitions, and observed the virtuous deeds mentioned in it.

The Prophet said:

“Allah has sent me to perfect good manners and to do good deeds.” (Bukhari & Ahmed).

Allah, the Exalted, described the Prophet saying:

“And indeed, you are of a great moral character” [68:4].

Explain to them that Allah and His angels honour and bless the Holy Prophet as the greatest of men. The believers are asked to honour and bless him even more because he took upon himself to suffer the sorrow and afflictions of this life in order to guide the whole humanity to Allah’s mercy and the higher inner life. To honour the Prophet of Islam is as good as honouring Allah and His angels, and to evade him amounts to evading Allah and His angels.

Allah commands the believers in the Koran:

Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation (Al-Ahzab, 56).

Those who harass the Prophet Muhammad forgot that they were actually dealing with a representative of Allah. And those who harass Allah’s representatives have always rendered themselves accursed in the eyes of the Lord of the universe.

Teach them the real purpose of life. Tell them that Allah has created us to worship Him alone without associating partners with Him in worship, to seek proximity to Him, and to know Him. The ultimate goal is He.

Teach them that the reality of this life is that each and every one of us is being tested, and we will be brought back to our Lord in account for every deed we have performed, both the good and the bad. Teach them that vicarious atonement is derogatory to the character of the Creator. Tell them that Jesus will not atone for their sins, but only their belief in the One true God, crowned with good deeds.

This is what you ought to teach your people Graham and not the superstitions that cause detriment and ruins. Could you do that? Of course, not, because the other false prophets, whose bank accounts are stuffed with unlawful money, will eat you alive, because you will be standing against their profits and gains. It is easier then to gain fame by attacking Muslims and their religion. Your people like to hear such poisonous discourse, so why don’t you give them more and more of such nonsense? It is more rewarding anyway. But you forget one thing, the ugly words you utter against Islam are recorded, and on the Day of Judgment, your tongue, your hands and your feet will bear witness against you as to what they used to do.

On the day when their tongues, their hands and their feet shall testify against them touching that they were doing. (An-Nur, 24).

As a result of the hatred against Islam spewed from Franklin Graham’s mouth, and the malice against Muslims vomited from the ugly mouths of the Christian Right Evangelicals, the Koran was defiled, belied, and burned. The prophet of Islam was slandered, and Allah, the God of the universe, was humiliated. The hatred spewed from their mouths against Islam has turned America into an evil land quite vulnerable to Allah’s wrath.

Franklin Graham you must work out your salvation. It is about time that you face the truth. In the sight of Allah, you are a polytheist worshiping Him in Trinity. You are also an idolater worshiping Him as a man nailed to the cross!

You have also sinned against your Lord when you described His only religion  – Islam –  by being wicked and evil. This was the height of arrogance and impiety. After long years from this horrid statement, you persistently insisted upon it. How courageous of you to stand against Allah the Compeller, the Greatest, just to gain fraud fame from your misguided followers!

You have also committed a grave sin when under the false pretext of dispensationalism, and apocalyptocism, you helped killing and displacing the Palestinians. Your hatred and bigotry toward Islam has led to wars against Muslim countries via a despicable plot called “The Arab Spring”. You, and all your denominations, factions and sects are responsible directly or indirectly in the destructive wars in the Middle East. Your hands are stained with the blood of the innocents. You, false prophets with all the hatred you spewed from your big mouths against Islam, have made America vulnerable to Allah’s wrath. You have only succeeded in bringing Allah’s wrath upon your empty heads and upon your country! I see it coming. He is only deferring you to an appointed time.

And after all these aggressions Franklin Graham, you thing you are godly? Stop your tour. Stop waving the Bible to the people pleading that they go back to Jesus. Rather begin by teaching them to worship the One and only true God, Allah. Adhering to the teaching of the Bible without sound belief in the one God is useless and will never prosper.

As Allah emphasized in the Koran and according to the hadiths of the Prophet, salvation or spiritual deliverance is not through faith in Christ, or through Jesus’ death on the cross and subsequent resurrection!

This dogma of vicarious atonement is not only a denial of the Mercy of Allah but also of His Justice. To demand the price of blood in order to forgive the sins of men is to show a complete lack of mercy, and to punish a man, who is not guilty for the sins of others, is the height of injustice.

What is necessary to wash away sin is not blood but by believing in the One God, repentance, remorse, persistent struggle against evil inclinations, development of greater sympathy for mankind and determination to carry out the Will of God as revealed to us through the prophets.

Islam rejects the dogma of vicarious atonement. It declares that the forgiveness of sins cannot be obtained by the suffering and sacrifice of any other person, human or divine, but by the Grace of Allah and our own sincere and persistent efforts to fight against evil and do good.

The Koran states that no soul bearing wrongs shall in any way bears the wrong actions of another:

That no souls laden bears the load of another, and that a man shall have to his account only as he has laboured, and that his labour shall surely be seen, then he shall be recompensed  for it with the fullest recompense (Al-Najm, 38-41).

Whosoever is guided, is only guided to his own gain, and whosoever goes astray,it is only to his own loss; no soul laden bears the load of another (Al-Isra’ 15).

To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness hath Allah promised forgiveness and a great reward (Al-Maidah, 9).

But those who believe and work righteousness, no burden do We place on any soul, but that which it can bear, they will be Companions of the Garden, therein to dwell (forever). (7:42).

Believing here is not believing in Jesus as God or the son of God, but believing in Tawheed (the oneness of Allah) and worshipping Him alone without associating with Him any partners (Jesus, Mary, pope, priest, saint, tree, animal, idol, man,…etc).

The opposite of tawheed is ‘Shirk’ which is to associate partners with Allah by giving that which belongs to him, to others.

The Arab pagans blasphemously designated the angels as females and related them to Allah as his daughters, and the Christians claimed that Jesus is Allah’s son.

In response Allah says to them:

Or have they taken gods out of the earth who raise the dead? Why, where there gods in earth and heaven other than Allah, they would surely go to ruin; so glory be to Allah, the Lord of the Throne, above that they describe. He shall not be questioned as what He does, but they shall be questioned. Or have they taken gods apart from Him?
Say: ‘Bring your proof! This is the Remembrance of those before me. Nay, but the most part of them no not the truth, so therefore they are turning away.’
And We sent never a Messenger before thee except that We revealed to him, saying, ‘Thee is no god but I; so serve Me.’
They say: ‘The All-Merciful has taken to Him a son.’ Glory be to Him! Nay, but they are honoured servants that outstrip Him not in speech, and perform as He commands. He knows what is before them and behind them, and they intercede not save for him with whom He is well-pleased, and they tremble in awe of Him.

If any of them says, ‘I am a god apart from Him’, such one We recompense with Gehenna; even so We recompense the evildoers (Al-Anbiya’, 21-29).

Jesus will not be there to atone for your sins. He will be busy working his own salvation with fear and trembling. Listen to the next verse which shows what Allah will say to Jesus on the Day of Judgment:

And when Allah said, ‘O Jesus son of Mary, did you say to men, “Take me and my mother as gods, apart from Allah?”’ He will say, ‘May You be exalted! It is not mine to say what I have no right to say. If I indeed said it, You would have known it, You know all what is within my soul; and I know not what is within Your soul; You knows the things unseen. I only said to them what You did command me: “Serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” And I was a witness over them, while I remained among them; but when You did take me to Yourself, You alone have been the watcher over them; You are witness to all things. If You chastise them, they are Your servants; if You forgives them, Thou are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise (Al-Maidah, 116-118).

Franklin Graham, grotesque polytheism is what you ardently embrace now because you associate Jesus, the prophet, the man, the son of Mary, with Allah in worship! You already knew the consequences of such horrid worship, Hell-Fire – the destination of the wicked.

Franklin Graham, I invite you to Islam

Franklin Graham, the false hopes you built on in this life and the deeds you did under the shadow of such false hopes will vanish as if they were dust flying about in the wind. They will have no value whatever.

Listen to the words of your Lord:

And We shall turn to the deeds they have done and scatter them like dust (Al-Furqan, 23).

When you see the torment, you will know who is furthest from the path. You shall come to know what kind of destiny awaits you. So it is about time you face the truth. Wake up, before it is too late. You must work out your own salvation now! Satan made you plunge into superstitions of the ancients and enticed you away from the right path, and tempted you with false promises of impending good if you turn your back to Allah, and now we see you as a foe of Allah. One whose enemy is Allah, his proof is refuted and he is punished in this world and in his Hereafter.

Franklin Graham, you are on the wrong path. And so are the millions you misguided with your false teachings. Wrong does not seize to be wrong because the majority share in it.

Converting to Islam will erase all your past sins and you will be as newly born. It will liberate your mind from superstitions and uncertainties. It will liberate your soul from sin, and corruption and frees your conscience from oppression and fear. Submission to the will of Allah, does not curtail freedom, on the contrary it gives a high degree of freedom by freeing the mind from superstitions and filling it with truth and knowledge.

Embracing Islam is going to free you from a monetary system that is designed to subjugate the people. Islam will make you worship the only God, – Allah – in the correct manner.

Do not stand in defiance against the truth. Let not futile contumacy mislead you, and seek the pleasure of your Creator by following His right path of salvation. Do not call out to any other god beside Allah, for there is no god but Him. Everything will perish except His face. He is the Judgment and to Him you shall be brought back.

Guard yourself from the horror of the day when no soul shall be allowed to pay the debt owed to Allah by another, nor shall humble intercession be accepted from any on behalf of another.

And beware of a day when no soul for another shall give satisfaction, and no intercession shall be accepted from it, nor any counterpoise be taken, neither shall they be helped (Al-Baqarah, 48).

Allah clearly stated in the Koran that He would only accept from His servants the religion of Islam, the creed of their father Abraham.

Whoso desires another religion than Islam, it shall not be accepted of him; in the next world, he shall be among the losers (Al-Imran, 85).

But those who deny Allah and death claims them vested with the ugly vesture of polytheism, idolatry and disbelief, shall have committed an unforgivable sin. The offer of as much gold as the earth can treasure shall not be accepted from any of them in expiation of their guilt, and must expect endless suffering and shall find no one to afford them help.

Surely those who disbelieve, and die disbelieving, there shall not be accepted from any one of them the whole earth full of gold, if he would ransom himself thereby; for them awaits a painful chastisement, and they shall have no helpers (Al-Imran, 91).

Franklin Graham strives not to die as a disbeliever, because the penalty awaiting the disbelievers is tremendously grave. Do you know Franklin what Allah has prepared for you if you die in a state of disbelief? Listen to the Koran:

“Verily, those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers, it is they on whom is the Curse of Allah and of the angels and mankind, combined.” (Al-Baqarah, 161).

Do you know what kind of punishment you will endure?

“Surely! Those who disbelieved in Our Signs, We shall burn them in Fire. As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for other skins that they may taste the punishment. Truly, Allah is Ever Most Powerful, All-Wise.”(Al-Nisa’, 56).

Franklin Graham, if you think that you could extinguish the light of Allah, the light of truth, by the false words of your mouth, you must then understand that Allah will not allow but that His light of Islam should be perfected even though you may detest it.

“They (the disbelievers) want to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths, but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the disbelievers be averse.” (Al-Tawbah, 32).

Franklin Graham, start working out your true salvation with fear and trembling. Deem not that Allah is heedless of what you do; He is only deferring you to a day when eyes shall stare in horror, and fear a day wherein you shall be returned to Allah, and every soul shall be paid in full what it has earned. It is a day that shall make the children grey-headed?

Guard yourself against a day when you are confined into the slavish imprisonment of Hell. You shall wish you could be sent back to life below and you will never deny Allah’s revelations and signs.

If you could see when they are stationed before the Fire, and they say, ’Would that we might be returned, and then not cry lies to the signs of our Lord, but that we might be among the believers!’ (Al-An’am, 27).

If you want to repent and seek Allah’s forgiveness after all the grave sins you committed against your Lord, I can show you the way.

Allah Almighty is full of love and kindness to His creation. Islam teaches that Allah is more merciful toward His servants than their mothers are. Allah knows that we are imperfect and commit mistakes, so He showers His sinned servants with His limitless mercy and forgive them.

Allah says in the Koran

Say: ’O my people, who have transgressed against their souls, do not despair of Allah’s mercy; surely Allah forgives sins altogether; surely He is the All-Forgiving, the All-Compassionate (Az-Zumar, 53).

Allah is most forgiving towards those who repent, believe in His oneness, do good deeds, and stay on the right path.

Yet I am All-Forgiving to him who repents and believes, and does righteousness, and at last is guided (Taha, 82).

Allah is the Most-Merciful, but He is also Swift in Reckoning. One cannot try to deceive Allah and take advantage of His Mercy by constantly committing the same sins without sincere repentance or resolving never to go back to the sin again.

It is not true repentance when people continue to do evil until death confronts them and then say, ‘Now I repent,’ nor when they die defiant: We have prepared a painful torment for these (Al-Nisa’, 18).

Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most –Merciful. Your dreadful past sins could be washed off if you repent and turn to Him. To the evildoers Allah is terrible in retribution save he who has changed into good.

Remember, The Prophet and his followers are not able to guide to the path of Allah whom they like, but Allah guide to His path whom He will, and He knows best those who are willing to be guided. He alone knows the true inwards of things.

Allah says:

You (Prophet) cannot guide everyone you love to the truth; it is Allah who guides whoever He will: He knows best those who will follow guidance (Al-Qasas, 56).

Remember: the only eternal reality is Allah. The whole world is subject to flux and change and will pass away, but Allah will endure forever.

Allah says:

Do not call out to any other god beside Allah, for there is no god but Him. Everything will perish except His face. His is the judgment and to Him you shall all be brought back (Al-Qasas, 88).

Remember: all that is on earth and elsewhere, the material and immaterial shall end and go through the gates of death, but remains only the One whose countenance reflects authority, grandeur, greatness and sovereignty and the reverence according to His Omnipotence.

The Lord says:

All that dwells upon the earth is perishing, yet still abides the Face of thy Lord, majestic, splendid. Which, then, of your Lord’s blessings will you and you deny (Al-Rahman, 26-27).

Now repent before it is too late. Now enter the fold of Islam and believe in Allah the One God. Now do good deeds according to the commandments of the Koran. Do not die as an unbeliever, because if you do, remember the verses of the burning mentioned above.

References

1- Billy Graham’s Son Is One of America’s Most Dangerous Islamophobes. By Bill Bwerkowitz. alternet.org

2- 5 reasons Franklin Graha is once again the worst thing to happen to God in a while. By Derek Penwell. huffingtonpost.

3- Preachers of hate have no place at the podiums of prayers. By Dr. Muqtedar Khan. faithstreet.com

4- Billy Graham’s Son Is One of America’s Most Dangerous Islamophobes. By Bill Berkowitz / buzzflash at TruthOut. alternet.org

5- The Quran. By Maulana Wadiduddin Khan. Goodwork Books.

6- 7.5 million people left religion since 2012. Three graphs from latest general social survey.tobingrant.religionnews.com

7- Why Islam – the religion of Islam. By Laurence Brown.www.islamreligion.com

8- The meaning of the Holy Qur’an. By Abdullah Yusuf Ali. Islamic Book Trust Kuala Lmpur. 2005.

9- Red alert: 23 jihad training camps in USA: FBI refuses to take action. By Brandon Walker via Mad World News. www. americasfreedomfighters.com

10- Ten most wanted false teachers in America. http://www.freeworldfilmworks.com

11- Who exactly are the false prophets and false teachers. By Jennifer LeClaire. www. charismamag.com

12- When Pastors Live In Multimillion Dollar Mansions, It’s Not A Sign Of God’s Blessing– But Our Sinfulness. By benjamine L. Corey. www. patheos.com

13- Franklin Graham’s salary raises eyebrows. http://www.wnd.com

14- Franklin Graham Earns over $1 Million a Year.By Ken Pulliam. formerfundy.blogspot.com

15- A Moment of Clarity: Idolatry and American Christianity. By Dave Miller. subcvoices.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America where to? The reasons behind the downfall of America

By

Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy


Many things have been going so badly for the United States in recent years. The economy is falling apart; the nation has been plagued with heat, drought and endless natural disasters. The cities are absolutely crumbling, America is getting involved in even more wars, America leads the world in so many bad categories, and Americans are more anxious and more overweight than ever before.

Why does nothing seem to be going right?  Is America under some kind of a curse?  It is almost as if she has entered a “perfect storm” that just keeps getting worse.  In the old days it would seem like something bad would happen to the United States every once in a while, but now massive problems seem to be hitting the nation in rapid fire fashion.  At this point, many Americans have “crisis fatigue” because the problems never seem to end.  Each new crisis just seems to overlap with all of the other problems that are still going on.  So what is causing this to happen, and what is America going to look like if the problems continue to multiply at this rate? (1).

Many of Americans today do not take the time to realize that the nation is little by little falling apart. The list of social problems is huge in the US. Some predominant social issues include the growing divide between rich and poor, domestic violence, unemployment, pollution, urban decay, racism, religious intolerance, abortion, atheists, drugs, suicide, prostitution, poverty, homelessness, illegal immigration, child abuse, discrimination, drug trafficking and use, sex outside marriage, fornication, adultery, sodomy, and thousands of bastard children being born each day, and many others.

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, a sexual orientation law and public policy think tank, estimates that 9 million (about 3.8%) of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (2011). The institute also found that bisexuals make up 1.8% of the population, while 1.7% is gay or lesbian. Transgender adults make up 0.3% of the population.

America’s main problems have been summarized by Michael Snyder (1). The following are some of the bad things that are happening to America right now:

Heat And Drought

This summer, thousands of new high temperature records have been set all over the country, and weather conditions are much drier than normal in most of the nation.

In fact, the drought that America is experiencing right now is being called the worst drought in more than 50 years.  More than 1,000 counties in the United States have already been declared to be official disaster areas, and there is no end to the drought in sight.

All over America this drought is killing the corn and this is causing the price of corn to soar.  The following is from a recent Financial Post article:

“Chicago Board of Trade corn for December delivery has soared 54% since mid-June, reaching a contract high of 7.78 dollars on Monday and approaching its record price near 8 dollars.

Soybeans for November delivery soared to a new contract high of 15.97 dollars before slipping back a few cents.”

Crop watchers were alarmed that corn rated poor-to-very poor jumped to 38%, versus 30% last week and 11% a year ago.

The record high for the price of corn is just $7.99 a bushel.  Many believe that the price of corn will soon blow well past that price and could eventually reach $10 a bushel.

Unfortunately, there is not much hope on the horizon.  It is being projected that these very hot and very dry conditions will persist well into August.

Wildfires

The extreme heat has also been responsible for an unusual number of wildfires in the western United States this year.  The recent horrific wildfires in Colorado made headlines all over the nation.

Sadly, these wildfires are part of a rising trend.  The truth is that the 6 worst years for wildfires in the United States ever recorded have all happened since the year 2000.

Tornadoes

Earlier this year, many areas of the heartland of America were absolutely ripped to shreds by very powerful tornadoes.

More tornadoes happen in the United States than anywhere else in the world, and unfortunately we have seen a tremendous amount of tornado activity in this country in recent years.

In 2009, there were 1146 tornadoes in the United States.

In 2010, there were 1282 tornadoes in the United States.

In 2011, there were 1691 tornadoes in the United States.

Overall, 2011 was the worst year for natural disasters in U.S. history.

So where will 2012 rank when everything is all said and done?

Fukushima

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster will be affecting Americans for many years to come.

Most Americans do not think much about Fukushima anymore, but the truth is that Fukushima is still putting out a tremendous amount of radiation, and that radiation travels eastward towards us.

A couple of months ago, one reporter discovered that radiation levels in rain falling on Los Angeles were five times above normal.

But we don’t hear about this in the mainstream media, do we?

One recent study concluded that the highest concentration of Fukushima radiation in the Pacific Ocean will eventually be just off the west coast of the United States.

But our “authorities” tell us that there is no reason to be concerned, so most Americans will continue to ignore the incredible tragedy that continues to unfold at Fukushima.

Recent tests have shown that 36 percent of all children living in the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan have abnormal growths on their thyroid glands.  After the Chernobyl disaster, less than 2 percent of all children living in the area surrounding Chernobyl were found to have abnormal growths on their thyroid glands.

Economic collapse

The U.S. economy is currently experiencing its worst crisis since the Great Depression. The crisis started in the home mortgage market, especially the market for so-called “subprime” mortgages, and is now spreading beyond subprime to prime mortgages, commercial real estate, corporate junk bonds, and other forms of debt. Total losses of U.S. banks could reach as high as one-third of the total bank capital. The crisis has led to a sharp reduction in bank lending, which in turn is causing a severe recession in the U.S. economy.

There are more Americans dependent on the federal government than ever before in U.S. history.  According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.  Many are enrolled in more than one.  That is about a third of the entire population of the country.  Sadly, that figure does not even include Social Security or Medicare.  Today the federal government runs almost 80 different “means-tested welfare programs”, and almost all of those programs have experienced substantial growth in recent years.  Maybe we will always need a “safety net” for those that cannot take care of themselves, but it is absolutely ridiculous that the federal government is financially supporting one-third of all Americans.  Americans must admit that America has become a social nation.  At the rate America is going, it will not be too long before half the nation is on welfare.  Unfortunately, America will likely never get to that point because the gigantic debt that the nation is currently running up will probably destroy the whole financial system before that ever happens.

According to the report, entitled “Cost of the Crisis”, the financial and economic crisis cost Americans $12.8 trillion, including:

“Estimated actual gross domestic product (“GDP”) loss from 2008 to 2018, of $7.6 trillion. This is the cumulative difference between potential GDP — what GDP would have been but for the financial and economic crises — and actual and forecast GDP during the period.

Estimated avoided GDP loss from 2008 to 2012 of $5.2 trillion. This figure is the estimated additional amount of GDP loss that was prevented only by extraordinary fiscal and monetary policy actions.”

But $12.8 trillion is a conservative estimate, says Better Markets president & CEO Dennis Kelleher, who joined The Daily Ticker’s Henry Blodget in the accompanying interview.

The report also highlights the current impact to the U.S. economy, including:

  • 23.1 million Americans, or 15% of the public, are out of work or unable to find full-time jobs using the broadest measure of unemployment, or U-6.
  • 9.3 million Americans have lost their health insurance.
  • 11 million homeowners, almost 1 in 4, are saddled with mortgages higher than the value of their homes.
  • The global financial crisis in the first decade of the twenty first century has decimated the lives of many people, but the consequences of the crisis have been more far-reaching than just companies going bankrupt and people being fired, as bad as these consequences already are.
  • Although there are a number of triggers and causes that have led to the global financial crisis, it is the consequences of this event which have been most felt by American families, and it is people from the poorest to the most wealthy that have felt these consequences, and have had to adjust their lives because of this.
  • The most obvious and tangible effect of the crisis is the number of American families who have seen members made redundant or fired from companies who have simply been unable to survive these consequences that have come from the crisis. This has led to many people be able to keep up with payments on home loans, credit cards and many other financial products, which is part of what has also escalated the crisis.
  • As well as the thousands who have become unemployed because of the financial crisis, there are also many workers who have had to take big cuts in salary in order to keep their current jobs. This will have further consequences for the family’s finances as they all have to cut back and to try and find extra money to cover bills, or ways to reduce those bills so that the outgoings are less.
  • However, it isn’t just in the salary stakes that American families have suffered because of the financial crisis, as there are many millions of Americans who rely on the incomes from investments to actually survive, and with the crisis itself the returns from these investments have been significantly reduced, leading to many pensioners seeing their income reducing a lot during the aftermath of the financial crisis.
  • It isn’t just those who are already retired that are suffering from the hit that all investments have taken with the financial crisis. There are many American families who are finding the value of their pension funds have been decimated by the financial crisis, and the potential of being able to retire early because of their retirement savings have changed significantly. This may well lead to many Americans having to work for more years before they can retire because of the drop in the value of their retirement savings.
  • There is no doubt that almost all American families will have had some of the repercussions of the financial crisis, and one of the best sites looking at how this has affected people is financialcrisis.biz, which is the best resource for all the information anyone would need.
  • Facing the future in 2011 is much different than it was ten years ago for many American families, but it isn’t all bleak and bad news, as the us economy is trying to recover, and it is a nation that has been famous for its resilience, and not even the worst crisis in living memory for the economy can crush the famous American spirit (2).

The US Federal Reserve’s desperate attempts to keep America’s economy from sinking are remarkable for at least two reasons. First, until just a few months ago, the conventional wisdom was that the US would avoid recession. Now recession looks certain. Second, the Fed’s actions do not seem to be effective. Although interest rates have been slashed and the Fed has lavished liquidity on cash-strapped banks, the crisis is deepening (3).

Most Americans are baffled by the ongoing economic pandemonium in the European Union.  For them, places like Greece and Italy are primarily tourist destinations they’ll visit at most once.

So why should Americans care about any of this? The first reason is that, with American consumers still in the doldrums of deleveraging, the United States badly needs buoyant exports if its economy is to grow at anything other than a miserably low rate. And despite all the hype about trade with the Chinese, U.S. exports to the European Union are nearly three times larger than to China.

Until March, it seemed as if exports to Europe were on an upward trajectory. But the euro-zone crisis has stopped that. Governments that ran up excessive debts have seen their borrowing costs explode. Unable to devalue their currencies, they’ve been forced to adopt austerity measures—cutting spending or hiking taxes—in a vain effort to reduce their deficits. The result has been Depression economics: shrinking economies and unemployment rates approaching 20 percent.

As a result, according to the new president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, a “double dip” recession in Europe is now all but inevitable. And that’s lousy news for U.S. exporters targeting the EU market.

But there’s more. Europe’s problem is not just that governments are over borrowed. There are an unknown number of European banks that are effectively insolvent if their holdings of government bonds are “marked to market”—in other words, valued at their current rock-bottom market prices. In our interconnected financial world, it would be very odd indeed if no U.S. institutions were affected by this. Just as European institutions once loaded up on assets backed with subprime U.S. mortgages, so most big U.S. banks have at least some exposure to euro-zone bonds or banks. One institution—MF Global, run by former Goldman Sachs CEO Jon Corzine—just blew up because of its highly levered euro bets. Others are biting their fingernails because it is suddenly far from clear that the credit-default swaps they have bought as insurance against, say, a Greek default are worth the paper they are written on.

But the third reason Americans should care about Europe is more important even than the risk of a renewed financial crisis. It is the danger that what is happening in Europe today could ultimately happen here. Just a few months ago, almost nobody was worried about Italy’s vast debt, which amounts to 121 percent of GDP. Then suddenly panic set in, and Italy’s borrowing costs exploded from 3.5 percent to 7.5 percent.

Today the U.S. gross federal debt stands at around 100 percent of GDP. Four years ago it was 62 percent. By 2016 the International Monetary Fund forecasts it will be 115 percent. Economists who should know better insist that this is not a problem because, unlike Italy, the United States can print its own money at will. All that means is that the U.S. reserves the right to inflate or depreciate away its debt. If I were a foreign investor—and half the debt in public hands is held by foreigners—I would not find that terribly reassuring. At some point I might demand some compensation for that risk in the form of higher rates.

Athens, Rome, Washington … The shortest route from imperial capital to tourist destination is precisely this death spiral of debt (4).

The last recession was the worst economic crisis that America has faced since the Great Depression, and the economy has never even come close to recovering from it.

Now America on the verge of another global financial meltdown that appears likely to be even worse than the last one.

Peter Schiff, the president of Euro Pacific Capital, says that the U.S. economy is headed for a crisis that will make the recession of 2008 and 2009 look like a walk in the park.

So what is going to happen if the economy goes into the toilet and unemployment skyrockets much higher than it is now?

That is frightening to think about.

Poverty Explosion

Even during this “economic recovery”, poverty in America continues to soar.

For example, since Barack Obama has been president the number of Americans on food stamps has risen from 32 million to46 million.

Overall, 49 percent of all Americans live in a home where at least one person receives benefits from the federal government according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  That is an all-time record high.

The Death Of American Cities

The United States once had dozens of great manufacturing cities that were the envy of the entire globe.

Today, many of those cities have degenerated into crime-ridden, drug infested hellholes.

Things have gotten so bad in Detroit that thousands of homes are literally being torn down in an effort to make the city safer.

As the next step in an April deal between financially strapped Detroit and the state of Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder is finalizing a plan to tear down thousands of abandoned houses in a bid to make the city safer.

Detroit has been hard-hit over the past four decades by a steep drop in population, a steadily eroding tax base and crippling budget deficits, resulting in countless barren streets punctuated by vacant lots and burned-out buildings.

Increase in crime

Crime is on the rise in many of the American communities? The murder rate in Chicago is up 38 percent so far this year, and justifiable homicide rose by 79 percent in Detroit during 2011.

Criminals are getting bolder and are doing things that American cirtizens have not seen before.

For example, on Saturday night a mob of 300 teens invaded a Wal-Mart in Jacksonville, Florida and went absolutely wild.  They started stealing stuff, breaking stuff and throwing food at each other without any concern for what the security guards would do.

When have we ever seen stuff like this happen in America before?

America already has the highest incarceration rate in the world and the largest total prison population on the entire planet by a very wide margin.

How many more people do we plan to lock up?

Meanwhile, even many Americans that are not considered to be “criminals” are becoming very cold-hearted.  Just check out what happened in Arlington, Virginia recently.  A video surveillance camera captured footage of numerous people walking right past a man that had just been hit by a car and was dying on the sidewalk.  He was lying face down and bleeding and nobody even went up to him to see if he was okay.

If you were in a similar situation, would you stop to help that man?

Gang Violence

All over America gangs are taking over local communities. According to the FBI, there are now a total of 1.4 million gang members living in America.  Just since 2009, that number has risen by 40 percent.

The Mexican drug cartels have deeply infiltrated the  cities. There are only 200 police officers in Chicago’s Gang Enforcement Unit to go up against an estimated 100,000 gang members living in the city of Chicago right now.

With numbers such as those, it is easy to see how violence in many of our cities could spiral out of control very, very quickly.

War

The United States continues to get pulled into more wars, and the conflicts that we are already involved in never seem to end.

Just today, 22 NATO supply trucks were destroyed in Afghanistan.  The war in Afghanistan has already lasted much longer than World War II did, and there is no end in sight.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama has gotten the U.S. military involved in conflicts in Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and a whole bunch of other places.  The following is from a recent wired article:

“The center of the US drone war has shifted to Yemen, where 23 American strikes have killed an estimated 155 people so far this year. But you wouldn’t know about it — or about the cruise missile attacks, or about the US commando teams in Yemen — by reading the report the White House sent to Congress about US military activities around the globe. Instead, there’s only the blandest acknowledgement of “direct action” in Yemen, “against a limited number of [al-Qaida] operatives and senior leaders.”

The report, issued late Friday, is the first time the United States has publicly, officially acknowledged the operations in Yemen and in nearby Somalia that anyone with internet access could’ve told you about years ago. But the report doesn’t just fail to admit the extent of the shadow war that America is waging in the region. It’s borderline legal — at best. The War Powers Resolution of 1973 requires the president to inform Congress about any armed conflicts America is engaged in. Friday’s report isn’t just uninformative about Yemen. It doesn’t even mention the US campaign in Pakistan, even though the Defense Secretary says America is “at war” there.

So what is next? Well, there are endless headlines warning that war with Syria is coming. Other headlines warn that war with Iran is coming. Where will this all end?

Anxiety Epidemic

Americans today are unhappy and more anxious than ever before.

The following is from a recent Business Insider article….

According to a recent World Health Organization study, 31 percent of Americans are likely to suffer from an anxiety problem at some point during their lifetimes — compared to 25.3 percent of those in Colombia, and 24.6 percent in New Zealand, the countries that rank second and third. You’d think people in developing or unstable states — those preoccupied with concerns farther down on the Maslow Scale — would be more anxious than we are. Not so. “According to the 2002 World Mental Health Survey, people in developing-world countries such as Nigeria are up to five times less likely to show clinically significant anxiety levels than Americans, despite having more basic life-necessities to worry about,” writes Taylor Clark, author of Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool. “What’s more, when these less-anxious developing-world citizens immigrate to the United States, they tend to get just as anxious as Americans.

“The United States has transformed into the planet’s undisputed worry champion,” Clark adds.

Obesity Epidemic

Of all the major industrialized nations, the United States is the most obese, and a recent Gallup survey found that Americans are more concerned about our obesity epidemic than ever before.

And nobody can deny that we are getting fatter.

Back in 1962, only 13 percent of all Americans were obese.

Today, approximately 36 percent of all Americans are obese.

Drug Addiction Epidemic

The United States has a higher percentage of drug addicts than any other major industrialized nation does.

We love to escape the pain of our every day lives.

At this point, the United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use in the entire world.

The United States also has a higher percentage of people addicted to prescription drugs than anyone else does.

So what does that say about us exactly?

Child Abuse Epidemic

In the United States, we treat our children very badly.

Sadly, there are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year, and the United States has the highest child abuse death rate on the entire globe.

Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

When our kids grow up they tend to be very sexually active as teens.

Amazingly, the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate on the entire planet.

And all of this sexual activity is rapidly spreading disease among our teens.  According to one study, one out of every fourteen girls in the United States has at least one sexually transmitted disease.

Divorce Epidemic

We like to make movies and television shows about families, but the truth is that the family structure in the United States has been breaking down for a very long time.

Today, the United States has the highest divorce rate in the world by a very wide margin.

16 Trillion Dollar National Debt

Right now the U.S. national debt is $15,884,155,929,632.05.

We will shortly cross the 16 trillion dollar mark.

This is the greatest debt in the history of the world and it is beyond criminal that we plan to pass this debt on to future generations.

Our greed has destroyed the future for our children and our grandchildren and yet we continue to borrow trillions more because we just can’t help ourselves.

Political Nightmare

On top of everything else, we have a horrifying lack of leadership here in America.

Our last four presidents have been four of the worst presidents in U.S. history, and in 2012 we are faced with an incredibly depressing choice at the polls.

Is Barack Obama really the best that the Democrats can do?

The American people elected an incompetent con man to the highest office in the land.  Virtually every decision that he makes is wrong and virtually everything that he has tried to do while in office has been a failure.

The Republicans dislike Barack Obama so much that they picked the candidate most like Obama out of the entire Republican field to go up against Obama.

What kind of sense does that make?

Is Mitt Romney really the best that the Republicans can do?

Right now the best selling point that Republicans have for Romney is this….

“You better vote for him or you will get another four years of Obama”.

But Mitt Romney would certainly also be a bad president and would lead us down the exact same road that Obama has.

This fall, Americans will either get to vote for the worst president in U.S. history or another guy who will almost certainly be one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.

How depressing is that?

So as this nation continues to fall apart, we are guaranteed to have an absolutely horrible leader in the White House.

Perhaps we are really cursed.

So do you have an opinion about why so many bad things are happening to America? (1).

My answer is: yes, I do really have one – the American dream

The American Dream

The term ‘American dream’ is used in many ways, but it essentially is an idea that suggests that anyone in the US can succeed through hard work and has the potential to lead a happy, successful life. Many people have expanded upon or redefined the definition to include things as freedom, fulfillment and meaningful relationships. Someone who manages to achieve his or her version of the American dream is often said to be ‘living the dream.’ This concept has been subject to criticism, because some people believe that the structure of society in the US prevents such an idealistic goal for everyone. Critics often point to examples of inequality rooted in class, race, religion and ethnicity that suggests that the American dream is not attainable for everyone (5).

There is a substantial lack of spirituality in the American dream. The depth of commitment to spiritual matters is not included anymore. Trade, science and technology became the ascendant gods of the American life. Religion becomes merely a vehicle for social conformity, and it no longer provides the spiritual guidance that the Americans need.

Unable to fill the spiritual void that leaves them fatigued and dissatisfied, the Americans seek different forms of escape that unfortunately, only temporarily provide distraction and give just an illusion of fulfillment. Nature as an escape from the daily grind, provide a way to clear their minds of all of the troubles and anxiety of modern life. They escape to nature when they can no longer bear the reality of their existence. However, the natural world, for them, is mainly a place for human indulgence and luxury.

Bohemianism is another form of escape.  They use the parties, the dancing, the alcohol, and even the hangovers to distract themselves from their greater sense of unhappiness and the emptiness of their lives.

Finally, liberalism also becomes a form of escape. The Americans devote themselves to a cause when other forms of escapism fail, and though their commitment to politics is weak.

James Truslow Adams, in his book The Epic of America, which was written in 1931, stated that the American dream is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.

Is the American Dream attainable by all Americans?

Some say, that the American Dream has become the pursuit of material prosperity – that people work more hours to get bigger cars, fancier homes, the fruits of prosperity for their families – but have less time to enjoy their prosperity. Others say that the American Dream is beyond the grasp of the working poor who must work two jobs to insure their family’s survival. Yet others look toward a new American Dream with less focus on financial gain and more emphasis on living a simple, fulfilling life.

Thomas Wolfe said, “…to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity ….the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his manhood and his vision can combine to make him.”

The American dream relies then on worldly gains devoid of spirituality which enables man to discover the essence of his being and the wisdom of creation.

This hustling model, literally woven into the American DNA, doomed the country from the start, and led people inevitably to this dysfunctional point. It is not just the American Dream that has failed, but America itself, because the dream was a mistake in the first place. Americans in their core a nation of hustlers; not recently, not sometimes, but always. Conventional wisdom has it that America was predicated on the republican desire to break free from monarchical tyranny, and that was certainly a factor in the War of Independence; but in practical terms, it came down to a drive for “more” — for individual accumulation of wealth.

Western civilization cannot last long, for it is materialistic and does not satisfy humanity’s perennial needs. Western sociologists, among them Oswald Spengler, predict its collapse, saying that it is against basic human nature and values. Islam has been available to humanity for 1,400 years, and the luminous world of the future can be founded upon the firm foundation of its ethics and spirituality, as well as its socioeconomic and administrative structures.

The way the Americans look at their dream is one of the factors behind the great depression we are witnessing today. The American dream is strictly personal and do not take into account the good of the environment. To the Americans the nation is a hotbed or a rich pasture-land ready to be fully exploited for material gain, no matter how depleting this is to the environment. The main cause of depletion of resources is excess greediness of man to fulfill his needs on the expense of natural resources.

Humans have altered the face of the earth more than any other species and the pace with which this change is progressing is threatening. Nearly 80% of the earth’s surface is already marked by humans and the hunt is on to mark the rest. Our hunger for resources will soon become a challenge to sustain on planet earth.

Humans have a greater negative impact on earth’s environment than it can sustain and is outside of its carrying capacity. Studies and scientific research on environmental degradation reveals that we have only a few years left to change the way we live, to preserve our depleting ecosystems and natural habitats and to reduce our emission of greenhouse gases to prevent catastrophic changes in earth’s climate which will result in mass extinction of species (6).

The Muslim dream

The Muslim dream is how to win the mighty triumph – Paradise. This is based on three Koranic teachings: obeying Allah while still living the worldly life, the way Muslims should look at money and wealth and glory do not belong to man but to Allah.

  • Obeying Allah

The Muslim dream is totally different. It can be simply stated in only two words: ‘Obey Allah’.  In all circumstances Muslims think of their salvation. To a Muslim the whole purpose of life is to worship the One and Only true Almighty God – Allah – on his terms. The term “worship” to a Muslim includes all acts of obedience to Allah. So the Muslim dream in life is a standing purpose: worshipping Allah by accepting His Will over his own. His life here on earth although short, is full of purpose and is totally meaningful within the complete framework of total submission to Allah in Islam.

Worshipping Allah, the only God of the Universe as a primary aim in life provides a believer with everything he needs to succeed in this life and the next.

They are not deceived by worldly pleasures. As the Koran taught them, wicked men are not denied prosperity, but the pleasure it affords them is of short duration, and then punishment in the Hereafter must follow conviction; the evildoers are destined to the abode of Hell, what an evil bed.

Throughout their lives Muslims adorn themselves with the Islamic virtues which are the seed-bed of faith, for truth is One and must prevail. Those who do wrong will be filled with vain regrets when it is too late for repentance.

The Koran teaches that Muslims shall be tried and tested in their wealth and properties and in their personal selves, and they shall hear much that will grieve them from the Jews and the Christians and from those who ascribe partners to Allah, but if Muslims persevere patiently, they will have then considered matters with an attitude of mind that reflects high spirit and strong will.

The Koran states:

You shall surly be tried in your possessions and your selves, and you shall hear from those who were given the Book before you, and from those who were idolaters, much hurt; but if you are patient and god-fearing – surely that is true constancy (Al-Imran, 186).

Every soul shall taste death and only on the Day of Judgment shall it be paid its wages in full. And he who is diverted from the path leading to Hell Fire to the path which is bound to Paradise will have triumphed. Life here below is but a grail and an animate existence that affords pleasure which deceives those with foolishly credulous ambition and vain employment of time.

Because Islam teaches that this life is only a trial, it is only natural that the Muslim would accept death as not so much an ending to everything but more as a beginning of the final and lasting life in the Hereafter.

As the life here is considered as a trial for every individual, the death stage is considered as a resting period after the test. It could be easy for those who were faithful and dedicated or it could be grueling and horrible for the wicked.

Every person will be rewarded or punished according to his deeds during his stay on earth. None will be asked about the actions and beliefs of others, nor will anyone be asked regarding that which he was unaware of or incapable of doing.

The Koran states:

Every soul shall taste of death; you shall surely be paid in full your wages on the Day of Resurrection. Whosoever is removed from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, shall win the triumph. The present life is but the joy of delusion (Al-Imran, 185).

Those are Allah’s bounds. Whoso obeys Allah and His Messenger, He will admit him to gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein dwelling forever; that is the mighty triumph. But whoso disobeys Allah, and His Messenger, and transgresses his bounds, him He will admit to a Fire, therein dwelling forever, and for him there awaits a humbling chastisement (Al-Nisa’ 13, 14).

Based on the above, the Muslim dream is therefore to win the big triumph – Paradise. This is achieved through adorning his worldly life with the commendable qualities the believers must embrace in all circumstances – personal, social, economic and other. In order for their good deeds to be accepted, they must believe first in the One God Allah and worship Him alone without associating with Him any partners. They must believe in His Messenger Muhammad who brought them the last divine Message to the world that took them from darkness to light. Thereafter, they must  work out their own salvation by humbling themselves in their prayers; refrain from idle talk, gossip and slander; by being active in deeds of charity, refrain from sex outside marriage; being trustworthy – an attribute which includes (1) fulfillment of the confidence reposed in them when entrusted with anything (2) meeting the obligation or responsibility (3) honoring the legal ownership property vested in them to hold or use for the benefit of others (4) keeping the promise when they make one (5) binding themselves by a vow to Allah (6) dedicating, consecrating or devoting anything to some person or service. And those who faithfully observe their act of worship and all it entails.

Such-like persons are the inheritors of Allah’s mercy and blessings here and Hereafter. They shall inherit Paradise – the Garden of Eden where they enjoy the surpassing beauty and the supreme bliss.

This is the Muslim dream, wealth and mundane glory has nothing to do with it.

For a disbeliever the purpose of life is to collect and amass great wealth, money, power and position. Over indulging in eating, drinking, drugs, sex and gambling are a high priority to them. Wealth and its accumulation as a purpose would be doomed to a temporary success at best and in the end it would only spell out self destruction. But all of this will not avail them anything good in the grave, on the Day of Judgment or in the Hereafter.

If the purpose of life is to become wealthy, there would be no purpose after becoming wealthy. The fact is that when people amass wealth in this life they usually live in restless tension suffering from a feeling of worthlessness.

Wealth can do little or nothing to bring happiness to one who is a disbeliever in Allah the Crearor, because regardless of what he or she would gain in this life they would always live in fear of what will happen to them in the Hereafter.

Allah says in the Koran:

Prosperous are the believers who in their prayers are humble and from idle talk turn away and at almsgiving are active and guard their private parts save from their wives and what their right hands own then being not blameworthy (but whosoever seeks after more than that, those are the transgressors) and who preserve their trusts and their covenant and who observe their prayers. Those are the inheritors of paradise therein dwelling forever (l-Mu’minun 1-11).

This drastic difference regarding the Muslim look at life must be well understood by non-Muslims when dealing with Muslims anywhere.

  • How Islam views the possession of wealth.

One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to Allah, and that all wealth is the possession of Allah with which humans are entrusted. Money in Islam is a responsibility, a burden; it must be earned through permissible means and spent in permissible ways, such as spending on one’s self and those for whom he is responsible for, without extravagance or waste.

The Messenger of Islam said:

“A slave will not be able to take a step further on the Day of Requital until he is taken to account for: his time and how he spent it, his knowledge and how he used it, his money and how he earned and spent it, and his youth and how he passed it. (Tirmidhi).

The Koran states:

Believe in Allah and His Messenger and expend of that unto which He has made you successors. And those of you who believe and expend shall have a mighty wage (Al-Hadid, 7).

Accordingly money belongs to Allah, and in order for that money to be lawful it must be purified by paying Zakat. Zakat is the amount of money that every adult, mentally stable, free, and financially able Muslim, male and female, has to pay to support specific category people. This category of people is defined in surah at-Tawbah:

The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and for the wayfarers; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is knower, Wise (At-Tawbah, 60).

In Islam money has to be spent in good ways. Piety is not to turn our faces in prayer towards the east or the west, but it entails to adhere to the rules and principles of Islam. It entails belief in Allah, His Books and angels, His Prophets and Messengers, the Day of Judgment, to give alms and pay charity, to fulfill the promise when we make one, and to exercise patience when befallen with a misfortune, and the distress of warfare against the enemy.

Allah says:

Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves (Al-Baqarah, 177).

Hoarding wealth has been condemned by Islam with threats of severe punishment whereas circulation of wealth has been ordained. This measure not only forces the hoarded wealth out of coffers of the rich but also ensures its flow into investment channels ultimately helping its natural distribution.

Narrated Abu Hurairah the Prophet said: ‘Everyday two angels come down from heaven and one of them says, ‘O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in your cause,’ and the other angel says, ‘O Allah, destroy every miser.’ (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 2, Hadith No. 522).

Misuse of wealth, property, and resources is frequently condemned in the Koran in three ways: (1) do not acquire anything wrongfully or on false pretenses; (2) do not hoard or bury or amass wealth for its own sake but use it freely fo good, whether for yourself or for your neighbors; and (3) be particularly careful not to waste it for idle purposes.

Many among the Jewish rabbis and Christian priests in Mediaeval Europe devoured the money of people in falsehood. They got reach by issuing indulgences and dispensations; they made their office a stepping stone for worldly power and possessions. Even the Monastic Orders, which took vows of poverty for individuals grew rich with corporate property, until their wealth became a scandal, even among their own nations.

The Koran says regarding these rabbis and priests:

O believers, many of the rabbis and monks indeed consume the goods of the people in vanity and bar from Allah’s way. Those who treasure up gold and silver, and do not expend them in the way of Allah — give them the good tidings of a painful chastisement (Al-Tawbah 34, 35).

Gold and silver symbolizing wealth which these rabbis and monks cherished even more than the good pleasure of their Lord will not only be the cause but the instrument whereby they would receive a grievous punishment.

The Koran condemns all sorts of vices; here backbiting and selfish hoarding of wealth are emphasized:

Woe unto every backbiter, slanderer, who has gathered riches and counted them over thinking his riches has made him immortal! No indeed; he shall be thrust into the Crusher; and what shall teach thee what is the Crusher? The Fire of Allah kindled roaring over the hearts, covered down upon them, in columns outstretched (Al-Homazah, 1-9).

Muslims will not attain righteousness unless they spend of what they treasure and cherish in Allah’s cause. It is unselfishness that Allah demands.

The Koran says in this respect:

You will not attain piety until you expend of what you love; and whatever thing you expend, Allah knows of it (Al-Imran, 92).

Ayesha the Prophet’s wife reported that he said: ‘This world is an abode for one who has got no abode, and a property for one who has got no property, and one who has got no wisdom hoards for it.’

Since business and trading are the best manifestation of piling and accumulating excessive wealth, the Koran repeatedly warns those who are involved in business and trading concerning the danger being drawn towards the love of material profit to the point of giving more priorities to their business than to Allah.

As we read in the Koran:

Say:  ‘If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your clan, your possessions that you have gained, commerce you fear may slacken, dwellings you love – if these are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger, and to struggle in His way, then wait till Allah brings His command; Allah guides not the people of the ungodly (At-Tawbah, 24).

Muslims therefore, spend of their wealth in benefaction, with no obligation to any, or expectation of a reward in return, or a mundane satisfaction, but only to seek the countenance of their Lord, the most High, the source of their goodness. Their purpose is to look at Allah’s face in Paradise, for that indeed is happiness supreme.

This is beautifully expressed in the Koran:

Now I have warned you of a Fire that flames, whereat none but the most wretched shall be roasted, even he who cried lies, and turned away; and from which the most god-fearing shall be removed, even he who gives his wealth to purify himself and confers no favor on any man for recompense, only seeking the face of His Lord the Most high; and he shall surely be satisfied (Al-Lail, 14-21).

And in Surah al-Nur (24), verse 37, trade and business are specifically mentioned by Allah as deluders of man from the remembrances of Allah:

In temples Allah has allowed to be raised up, and His name to be commemorated therein, therein glorifying Him, in the mornings and the evenings, are men whom neither commerce nor trafficking diverts from the remembrance of Allah and to perform the prayer, and to pay the alms, fearing a day where hearts and eyes shall be turned about, that Allah may recompense them for their fairest works and give them increase of His bounty; and Allah provides whomsoever He will, without reckoning (AL-Nur 37, 38).

The tendency of being swayed by the temptation of material wealth is indeed very strong in man. The love of wealth according to the saying of the Prophet is the everlasting inspiration for man to think that he will not leave the world:

“The children of Adam will definitely be getting old but two things in him that will be always young, his hope and his love of wealth.”

The Koran repeatedly reminds us about the danger of business and trading because this kind of trading will make man heedless of another more profound business with a most noble business partner, a business with Allah Himself:

O ye who believe! Shall I direct you to a commerce that shall deliver you from a painful chastisement? You shall believe in Allah and His Messenger, and struggle in the way of Allah with your possessions and your selves. That is better for you, did you but know. He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into gardens underneath which rivers flow, and to dwelling place goodly in gardens of Eden; that is the Mighty Triumph…(Al-Saff 10-12).

There is no limit of the profit of this spiritual trading. It is a trading with multiple profits. And how can we get less profit in a business when our business partner is the one in whose hand are the keys of want or plenty, who possesses the heaven and the earth.

The Koran says:

Surely those who recite the Book of Allah and perform the prayer, and expend of that We have provided them, secretly and in public, look for a commerce that will never fail, that He may pay them in full their wages and enrich them of His bounty; surely He is All-Forgiving, All-Thankful (Fatir 29, 30).

  • Glory is for Allah

Whosoever desires glory, the glory altogether belongs to Allah. To Him good words go up, and the righteous deed — He uplifts it; but those who devise evil deeds — theirs shall be a terrible chastisement, and their devising shall come to naught (Fatir, 10).

Glory be to Him, who created all the pairs of what the earth produces, and of themselves, and of what they know not (Yasin, 36).

So glory be to Him, in whose hand is the dominion of everything, and unto whom you shall be returned (Yasin, 83).

They measure not Allah with His true measure. The earth altogether shall be His handful on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens shall be rolled up in His right hand. Glory be to Him! High be He exalted above that they associate! (Az-Zumar, 67).

Glory be to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne, above that they describe.’ (Az-Zukhruf, 82).

He is God; there is no god but He. He is the King, the All-holy, the All-peaceable, the All-faithful, the All-preserver, the All-mighty, the All-compeller, the All-sublime. Glory be to God, above that they associate! (Al-Hashr, 23).


They do corruption in the land

Allah says in the Koran:

They do corruption in the land. When it is said to them, ’Do not corruption in the land’, they say, ’We are only ones that put things right.’ (Al-Baqarah, 11).

Truly, they are the workers of corruption but they are not aware (Al-Baqarah, 12).

Those who work corruption in the earth — theirs shall be the curse, and theirs the Evil Abode.

Those that disbelieve and bar from the way of Allah – them We shall give increase of chastisement upon chastisement, for that they were doing corruption (Al-Nahl, 88).

Corruption has appeared in the land and sea, for that men’s own hands have earned, that He may let them taste some part of that which they have done, that haply so they may return (Ar-Rum, 41).

Or shall We make those who believe and do righteous deeds as the workers of corruption in the earth, or shall We make the god-fearing as the transgressors? (Sad, 28).

But who are those doing corruption in the land?

There are certain religious and political groups in America that are doing corruption in the land. In other words, the political and religious fabric of the United States is the reason behind the unrest of America and also the Muslim world.

1- Neo conservatives

The neoconservatives are one of the reasons behind the chaos the Muslim world is suffering from. Their core agenda is to reassert US global dominance through an aggressive foreign and military policy. After the 9/11 attacks on the US they switched priorities to the Muslim world. They focused on Iraq and pushed Bush to occupy Iraq under the pretext that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction! The Cheney-Rumsfeld-Wolfowitz axis aimed at using the US power to dominate and reshape the Middle East and, to put into effect the immortal words of Charles Perle, to send a message to America’s enemies that “you’re next”.

The neoconservatives promoted the Iraq wars and are constantly the instigators for more confrontation with Iran and the Sudan and other Muslim states. They were among the chief instigators of the Kosovo War.

After the attack of September 11, Bernard Lewis in his book ‘What went wrong?’ using subtle arguments, placed the blame on Islam and Islamic traditions for the failure of Middle Eastern societies to develop and modernize like the West. Lewis’ book has since been followed by articles and publications, mostly by neoconservative journalists and pundits, who reinforce Lewis’ thesis and even blame Islam for the rise of terrorism as well as the rising tension between the West and the Muslim world.

The blame game is led today by neo-conservative pundits who often present Islam as the new villain to be confronted by American military power. They have consistently presented Muslims as incapable of democratic rule, and who espouse values that are antithetical to world peace and religious tolerance.

To ensure that their views are not challenged by academic community, neoconservatives are working hard to undermine academic freedom by intimidating scholars that present a balanced view of the Middle East. Martin Kramer’s Ivory Towers and Sand: The failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America, and diatribe against Middle East studies in US universities, and Daniel Pipes’ Campus Watch, an organization devoted to smearing professors critical of U.S foreign policy and Israeli’s treatment of Palestinians, are two such examples. This campaign is one that aims to intimidate free thinking on Middle East politics and silence voices that challenge their perspective. In addition to that, we must not forget the other on line centers devoted to attack Islam like answering Islam (Sam Shamon), Political Islam (Bill Warner), jihad Watch (Robert Spencer) and many others.

These websites are a network of groups and individuals funded by elements within the pro-Israel lobby who are pushing Islam phobia on behalf of Israel. These online websites have been leaders in the indictment of Islam, and each of whom is, not coincidentally, a vocal advocate of Israel and its policies.

The US foreign policy has been frequently characterized by Muslims as one of inconsistency and double standards – one that supports friendly dictators and corrupt regimes in the Muslim world, while pushing for democratic reform in Eastern Europe; one that defends human rights in China, but ignores them in the Middle East; and one that protests Palestinian violence against Israel, but remains silent in the face of Israeli violence in Palestine. Indeed the politicization of Islam and the rise of anti-Americanism are directly linked to the very efforts that aim at marginalizing Islam and forcing western secularism on Muslim society (7).

2- The Religious Right

The Christian Right is also the cause of the conflict in the Middle East. The Christian Right is a mass movement that has grown by actively involving millions of supporters. The bulk of Christian rightists are evangelical Protestants and their political ideology is rooted in a specific interpretation of Christianity.

The desire of Evangelicals today is to bring faith and politics together. They claim that there is an essential continuity in American history between the puritans of the New England colonies, who saw themselves as agents of Christ, and politicians today who say they are doing the Lord’s work.

The Evangelicals also claim that America has always been defined as a Christian nation, even by its founding fathers. But this in fact is a denial of reality because the one and only mention of God in the Declaration of independence is of “Nature’s God,” who is not defined in any way as a Biblical or Christian God. Nor there any mention of God in the constitution or the Federalist papers, the working documents of the Founders.

Christian rightists support Israel – specifically, right-wing Zionism, because they believe that a strong Jewish state is part of God’s plan for the End Times – the final struggle against Satan. As part of this apocalyptic vision, most Christian rightists believe that all Jews and other unbelievers will be killed unless they convert to Christianity, the “true” faith. This means that the Christian Right is both pro-Zionist and anti-Semitic.

The eschatological thinking or doctrine of “end times,” of the Christian Right sheds further light on what they are ultimately aiming at. The doctrine of the “end of days” being preached today in both evangelical and Catholic charismatic communities pictures the “end of days” – which they believe we have essentially entered – as a time of great economic dislocation, political chaos, and military turmoil. Both Catholic and evangelical communities teach that in order to end this disorder and turmoil, the church must unite. Furthermore, they teach that the union of Christendom must occur before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Finally, they teach of a great “latter-day” revival which will break out as a result of the re-unification of the church.

The sad truth is though that vast numbers of Muslims do see the US as engaged in a crusade against Islam, large numbers of Evangelical Americans welcome the idea of America as a crusader nation waging a holy war. it is Islam that emerges as the new “evil empire” for the religious right.

After Spt. 11, the biased media has regularly denounced Muhammad as the anti-Christ. It depicted the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as a clash of religion and civilization, and described the American soldiers as a Christian army doing God’s work. Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, denounced Islam as “a very wicked and evil religion.”

The comments of the Religious Right and Bush’s own declarations about a godly mission seemed to confirm the fear of many Muslims that the US was indeed fighting a religious war. Those fears stoked the fires of radical Islam, and by all accounts brought in a flood of new recruits to the cause of Jihad. They also had a deeply damaging impact on Washington’s effort to enlist moderate Muslim support for its actions in the Middle East (7).

3- Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Christian Right

Since the demise of the Soviet Empire, “The World of Islam” is being seen as the new “Enemy”. Islam in the western media is generally associated with the desert, with a Bedouin lifestyle, with backwardness, with violence and terrorism, and with the maltreatment of and discrimination against women. Islam is generally portrayed as a religion spread by the sword and characterized by “Holy War”, and of Muslims as barbarous and backward, frenzied and fanatic, volatile and violent, and a threat to world peace and stability.

There is the alliance between America and Israel in the war on Islamic terror. But it goes deeper for Christians who interpret the Bible in a literal fashion. Israel has a crucial role to play in bringing on the Second Coming of Christ.

The Christian Right wants to make sure that the American administration sees the struggle in the Middle East between Jews and Muslims their way – the Christian way. American Christian Zionists say they are now more important source of support for Israel than American Jews or the traditional Jewish lobby. What propels them? Why do they love Israel so much? The return of the Jews to their ancient homeland is seen by the Christian Right as a pre-condition for the Second Coming of Christ. Therefore, when the Jewish state was created in 1948 they saw it as a sign. Israel conquest of Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967 also deepened their excitement and heightened their anticipation, and today’s war between Jews and Arabs was also prophesied. They have seen it all before – in the pages of the Bible.

The plot is ripped from the pages of the Bible, so it all winds up here in Israel where, according to the Book of Revelations, the final battle in the history of the future will be fought on an ancient battlefield in northern Israel called Armageddon. It will follow seven years of tribulation during which the earth will be shaken by such disasters that previous human history will seem like a day in the country. The blood will rise as high as a horse’s bridle at Armageddon, before Christ triumphs to begin his 1,000-year rule.

And what about the Jews? Two thirds of them will have been wiped out by now but the survivors will accept Jesus at last.

Gershom Gorenberg, the author of the “End of days,” a book about those Christian Evangelicals who choose to read the Bible literally said, “They don’t love real Jewish people. They love us as characters in their story, in their play, and that’s not who we are, and we never auditioned for that part, and the play is not one that ends up good for us. If you look at the drama they are describing, essentially it is a five-act play in which the Jews disappear in the fourth act.”

Kay Arthur, head of Percept Ministries in Chattanooga, Tennessee said, “The Jews need conversion. They need to know that the Messiah is coming, and the Bible tells us what is going to happen.”

The late Jerry Falwell, a former leader of the U.S. Evangelical Christian right asserted it was the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy that Christians will ultimately control Jerusalem and that any Jews therein will eventually convert to Christianity.

The Christian fundamentalists believe that God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people. “Every grain of sand between the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, and the Mediterranean Sea belongs to the Jews,” says McAteer. This includes the West Bank and Gaza.

What about the three million Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza? McAteer suggests the bulk of them could be cleansed from this God-given real estate and moved to some Arab country. Nothing can come between the Jews and their land.

In fact many fundamentalists believe that when Prime Minister Isaac Rabin signed the Oslo Accords and offered to trade land for peace, it was not only a mistake, it was a sin.

Billions of dollars are collected every year from the Christian Coalition and its followers (70 billions) to be sent to Israel for building new settlements on the Palestinian land in the West Bank and Gaza to help gathering all the Jews in one place before their annihilation in Armageddon Battle!

That is precisely why the American Administration and the Israeli Government have been saying since September 11, that they are allies in the war on terror. But the Christian Fundamentalists go further. They say it is not just an alliance between nations but between religions.

Muslims feel this hatred from the Christians and Jews. The Christians and Jews are getting together and ganging up on them.

In this connection, it is important to mention that the use of the Bible to predict the end of the world constitutes an abuse of scripture. The Message that the Christian fundamentalists derive from scripture through their perverted reading is one of cruel vindictiveness against the vast majority of human race. Palestinians are also human beings created by Allah. They have the right to live freely on their land, to enjoy freedom, equality and brotherhood like any other human race. The purpose of man on earth is to make it a better place. But now the hands of the Israelis and their Christian fundamentalist’s supporters are stained with the Palestinian blood. The followers of Moses and the followers of Jesus have violated the teachings of the Torah and the Gospel by sharing in the murder of the innocent Palestinians under the pretext of hastening the second coming of Christ or the approach of the battle of Armageddon. They have committed the greater sin of all; the sin of murdering human souls without right. They simply push back their timetables when the foretold events do not occur, then persist in vanquishing the Palestinians until the prophecies are fulfilled. Would Christ in his second coming accept to inaugurate an era of universal peace based on Palestinian expulsion and Palestinian bloodshed?

The punishment at the Day of Judgment is severe and would certainly touch Christian fundamentalists, and politicians supporting them as well as the Israelis who are implementing the policy of vanquishing innocent Muslim and Christian Palestinians. They all share before Allah the crimes of daily murdering, assassinating and the ethnic cleansing of thousands of unarmed civilian Palestinians. They will be the greatest losers before Allah in the Day of Judgment. Their striving goes astray in the earthly life, while they deem they are working good deeds. Allah shall not assign to them any weight on the Day of Judgment, and if they don’t desist and repent their recompense will be torture in the blazing Fire of Hell.

Christianity has never been immune from error in apocalyptic teachings that have continually led Christians astray. These errors of understanding had become so rooted into Christian thinking as to constitute an effective delusion in the church, thus shaking its credibility before the world. Since the beginning of Christianity and many fundamental ministers are setting dates for the end of the world. The past two millenniums are full of failed prophetic predictions. Starting from 50 C.E. until the year 1999, there is 40 dates proposed so far. They all claimed that the end will come in their time. They established different foundational beliefs in regard to their respective millennium viewpoints. The fundamental ministers misread the biblical verses and forced them into meanings serving their preconceived notions. They predetermined what Allah would do in the future. Date setters, making irresponsible predictions, follow nothing but conjecture and usually mislead the masses.

The fundamental Christians even thought they were helping God by hastening the second coming of Christ! Is God so weak and helpless as to seek help from His servants, and He is the One whose command, when He desires a thing, is only to say to it, “Be” and it is?

Is their God as cruel and unjust as to accept help based on crimes of expulsion, bloodshed, racism and genocide! Is their God as racist and reckless as to accept only Christians to dwell in heaven while the rest of His human creation is to be thrown in Hell!

The times of the second coming of Christ, tribulation, rapture and the Day of Judgment are only in the knowledge of Allah. These events in order to happen might take one day, one month, one year or thousands of years. It is not our concern or job to determine the dates of such events because Allah has concealed from His creation the time of the Day of Judgment and the events preceding it. The concealment is a divine mercy because the Day of Judgment is overwhelmingly severe and tremendously catastrophic. The coming of the Judgment Day is certain, but the exact time is only known to Allah.

Is this how the Christian right works for its salvation? By considering all Palestine a conclusive home for Israel and to hell with the Palestinians, the original inhabitants of the land? The Christian right should have realized that by blindly supporting the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians, had entered into the circle of injustice. Its hands became stained with the Palestinian blood and its conscious became burdened with the crimes of murder and expulsion.

In the sight of Allah supporters of criminals are equally guilty as criminals themselves. These crimes are the product of the Christian right’s unconditional support for Israel without considering the simple right of the Palestinians to live as human beings in their poor modest homes.

Don’t play Allah, for Allah is just to His servants and is against tyranny and aggression. Had they confined themselves to the real Christian teachings aiming at piety, righteousness, peace, and believing in Allah’s Oneness, their relationship with Allah and the world would have been different and better.

They have forgotten their covenant with Allah and occupied themselves with things that are not of their concern. They better desist and work for their salvation by remembering their covenant with Allah. Allah wishes His servants to worship Him alone, to be morally correct, to stop corruption in the land, and to bring justice and everlasting peace into the lives of all His servants.

Do they think because they are wealthy now and have the power to impose their will upon others, they will be left uncontrolled without being charged? The universe is not theirs to spread mischief in the land, but belongs to Allah, its Creator. They must be smart enough to guard themselves against the calamities Allah brings to the evildoers in the present life. They must be wise enough to protect themselves in the Hereafter from chains, fetters and a raging fire prepared for the evildoers. They must be intelligent enough to protect themselves from a Day when a man shall behold what his hands have forwarded, and shall say, ‘If only I were mere dust and had not been raised to suffer the disgrace and the chastisement’.

Promoting hatred and scorn for Islam and Muslims has become the only socially and legally acceptable modern prejudice.

Even long before the event of September 11, the media in the western world and particularly in America was still overwhelmed by the tendency to portray a distorted image of Islam. The attack on Islam was frequently launched by several Christians who insist on calling Muslims “heretics”, “idle-minded”, “devil worshipers”, “irreligious”. These misconceptions are inculcated in the minds of Christian children by priests, whose real purpose is to distract their young and inquisitive brains. These interceptive activities are fed with the slanderous propaganda that the Islamic religion embodies aspects disagreeable with modern civilization.

The religious Right has had a much more direct and damaging influence on U.S. foreign policy. The millions of Evangelicals, who believe in the dispensational pre- millennialism, are sometimes called Christian Zionists. They believe that the cataclysmic events heralding the second coming will all happen in the territory of Biblical Israel, the territory that stretches from the Nile to the Euphrates. This land, they claim, was covenanted by God to the Jews and must be reclaimed by Israel before the second coming can happen and before Jesus can build his kingdom in Jerusalem. Many Christian Zionists even believe that the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, one of Islam’s holiest sites, must be destroyed as a pre-condition for Christ’s return.

Now if you hold these views the political implications are clear: trading land for peace, the longstanding premise of any peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel is a heresy.

Because of the strength of their numbers, and their passionate commitment to Israel, the Christian Zionists have become an extraordinarily powerful force on Israel’s behalf—in many ways even more powerful than AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs lobby.

Over the past 22 years, the Christian Zionists have created literally dozens of pro-Israel organizations, notably the Stand for Israel Movement and CIPAC, the Christian Israel Public Action Committee.

They raise each year around two hundred millions of dollars to sponsor Jewish immigration to Israel, and to expand Israeli settlements on the West bank and the Golan heights. These too are pre-conditions in the eyes of pre-milleniallists for the End-Days to unfold and for Judgment Day to happen.

Evangelicals also organize pro- Israel solidarity rallies and distribute videos that encourage the faithful to pray for Israel’s victory over its enemies. The deceased Jerry Falwell said, “The Bible Belt is Israel’s only safety belt right now.” There is no safety belt for Palestinians.

Many Christian Zionists feel that Palestinians should simply be brushed aside by destiny, and be transferred to Jordan or some other Arab country.

The huge donations the Religious Right give Israel each year for building settlements on the Palestinian land, results in occupying the Palestinian land by force, demolishing their houses, expelling Palestinian families to barren lands and keep them there without shelter, and then those who oppose such evil treatment are killed without mercy under the pretext that they were terrorists threatening the security of Israel.

In addition to the Israelis who are guilty of committing such ceaseless human crimes, the Religious Right shares with the Israelis the guilt of such crimes as well (7).

In Islam those who unjustly hurt innocent believing men and women, bear on themselves a calumny and a glaring sin. They suffer the penalties of a double guilt; their own sins and the injuries they caused to the oppressed.

The Koran says in this respect;

And those who hurt believing men and believing women, without that they have earned it, have laid upon themselves calumny and manifest sin (Al-Ahzâb, 58).

For their part, successive Israeli governments have welcomed an alliance with Evangelical Christians, and do all they can to cultivate it. A special section in the Israeli embassy in Washington was set up to cement ties with Evangelicals.

Major Jewish organizations in the U.S. also welcomed an alliance of convenience with such a fervently pro-Israel community. But many American Jews feel their interests are not well served by the religious Right assault on the wall of separation between church and state. The last thing they want is for America to be formally defined as a Christian nation.

In November 2005, Abe Foxman, Director of the ADL and Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, criticized the religious Right for its bigotry. Remarkably, they were quickly silenced by other Jewish leaders, and by threats from Evangelicals that they might withdraw their support for Israel.

American Jews also wonder whether Christian Zionists are anything more than fair weather friends. After all, in the Apocalyptic “End Days”, as prophesied by the Evangelicals that two thirds of the Jews will die in the Battle of Armageddon, and the remaining third will have to choose to convert to Christianity.

The choice “die or convert” is obviously not the most appealing one for Jews, even if they believe, as they do, that evangelical scenarios are nonsense.

4-The influence of the Religious Right on Foreign Policy

It didn’t matter to the White House, however, whether Evangelical views are nonsense or not. What mattered was that their votes were far too important for their positions on Israel to be ignored. As a consequence, George W. Bush has rarely taken any position on the Arab-Israeli conflict without taking into account the views of the Religious Right.

In 2002, George Bush initially urged Ariel Sharon to withdraw from key West Bank towns that Israeli troops had reoccupied when the second Palestinian uprising began. But within forty-eight hours, Bush suddenly reversed himself and gave a green light to the re-occupation. What had happened was that Evangelicals had flooded the White House with a hundred thousand e-mails and phone calls. And Karl Rove and other presidential advisors were not about to alienate the most important constituency in the Republican Party.

A similar reversal happened when Bush’s press spokesman expressed concern over Israel’s assassination of Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas. His statement provoked another firestorm of Evangelical protest and another volte-face — this time an endorsement of Israel’s policy of selective assassination — a policy that violates the Geneva Conventions and which the U.S. was alone in supporting in the UN Security Council.

In Congress, more than a hundred members of the Religious Right are active Christian Zionists. They oppose final status peace negotiations with the Palestinians, and dismissed the Road Map process.

Before being forced to resign on corruption charges, Tom DeLay, the House Majority leader, stated that “the time has come to drop the empty pretence that we ( the U.S) can serve the region as a mere (peace) broker.” On a visit to the Golan and West Bank, DeLay stunned observers by saying: “I don’t see occupied territories. I see Israel.”

It’s widely believed that Bush only agreed to sign on to the Road Map peace process because of pressure from Tony Blair. Blair rightly judged that the U.S. could hardly improve its image in the Muslim world without making at least a token effort in favor of justice for the Palestinians.

It is true that Bush has made some strong declarations in favor of a Palestinian state, which, on the surface, appear to run counter to the view of the Christian Right. So far though it has been a purely rhetorical commitment. Over the eight years Bush spent in the White House, it cannot be said that he has invested any real energy or effort towards advancing the two-state solution.

Indeed he has acquiesced in the building of Israel security wall that divides the West Bank, and he has quietly given a green light for the steady expansion of Jewish settlements there that make a peace agreement less likely every day.

Bush has said that Israelis have the right to make territorial adjustments — code words signifying that they don’t have to return to their pre-1967 borders, the so-called Green Line. It was also made clear at the outset of his administration that, unlike his father, George W. Bush would never use economic levers to pressure Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians. Again, to do so would be to jeopardize the support of literally millions of his Evangelical voters.

So what we see in this context is the Religious Right having a very direct role in shaping American foreign policy. This biased policy has hurt American interests and in all probability drawn more recruits to the cause of Jihad.

Many in the Muslim world wondered about the extent to which the Bush administration (Bush, Ashcroft, members of the senior military and Congress) was influenced by their Hard-line Zionist Christian Right roots and supporters. The tendency of some Christian fundamentalist missionaries to celebrate the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan as an act of God, and rush to convert Muslims exacerbated the belief that American foreign policy was fulfilling a Christian fundamentalist agenda (7).

5-The conservative protestant leaders attack the religion of Islam

After the event of September 11, the attack on Islam by the conservative Protestant leaders: Franklin Graham, Benny Hinn, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart, Chuck Baldwin and others became more frequent (7).

The false prophet Benny Hinn stated clearly that he had seen saints “dead saints” and that they talked to him, gave him instructions, and told him they were praying for him. This is clearly necromancy or communication with the dead. He went further to state that his necromancy was Biblically supported by Jesus Christ’s experience on the Mount of Transfiguration when Moses and Elijah talked to the Lord.”
Literally hundreds of thousands of people are being influenced by this man’s heretical teachings.

The false prophet Pat Robertson like most charismatic televangelists claims to receive additional revelation from God, and on regular and consistent bases. In fact he even claims that God speaks to him in an audible voice. He also apparently considers himself a prophet! In several occasions, he has made prophecies which did not come to pass. He also claimed that God chose him “to usher the coming of My Son’!

In his book, ‘The Secret Kingdom’, Robertson claimed God gave him a revelation of eight universal laws, and that God is bound by these laws and has no choice but to obey them. He also claimed that Jesus had appeared to him in a vision and told him that he has been appointed a modern day John the Baptist to “usher in “ his coming. Further he says that Jesus specifically told him he wanted him to get the first television shots of his return to earth!

The teachings of these false prophets are extremely dangerous to spiritual health. A new generation of Word of Faith ministries is being grown, with more and more error and heresy. It continues to drift further and further into darkness.

As spiritual adultery increases in the church, false prophets will flourish as highly sought after speakers, and as Christians accept more of these false teachings indiscriminately, many will fall away, believing in a phony faith.

Jesus said about these false prophets:

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves (Matthew 7: 15).

We read in the Bible:

From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit (Jeremiah 6:13).

The Koran also talks about false prophets:

And who can be more unjust than he who invents a lie against Allah, or says: ‘A revelation has come to me’ whereas no revelation has come to him in anything; and who says, ‘I will reveal the like of what Allah has revealed.’ And if you could but see the wrongdoers are in the agonies of death, while the angels are stretching forth their hands (saying): ‘deliver your souls! This day you shall be recompensed with the torment of the degradation because of what you used to utter against Allah other than the truth. And you used to reject His signs with disrespect (Al-An’am, 93).

Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, is the seal of the prophets. No real prophets will come after him. Jesus in his second coming will not be considered as the last of the prophets because he has already completed his mission. Jesus in his second coming will judge by the Koran, the one unified book guarded by Allah until the Day of Resurrection. Religion with Allah is only Islam and Jesus will continue to promulgate the Message of Islam until the end of his life on earth.

It is a fact that during the last 1400 years no man has emerged whose life and work bears even the slightest resemblance to that of a prophet. Nor has any one presented a book, which could be remotely considered as divine communication. Still less has there been a man to claim legitimate authority as a lawgiver for mankind.

The Koran says:

Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last of the Prophets. And Allah has knowledge over everything (Al-Ahzab, 40).

The question then arises: how does a televangelist, who is supposedly involved in non-profit work, manage to create such a fortune for himself?

Televangelists think that their entertainment is so important that it is worth billions of dollars from their audiences. In order to validate the worthiness of their television programs, hosts invite prophecy ministers who claim to have divinely given prophecy that will dazzle audiences. But, we already know that God sealed prophecy, so whatever the minister has to say is just more theory. But, the prophecy minister tries to convince the audience that he is a really special person who has an in with God.

So, what compel ministers to claim that they have a special in with God so that God gives prophetic revelations only to them?

One answer is that ministers need to make a living. Income of ministers is determined by donations and book sells. A minister that is just entering the religious industry might decide he could make a good living as a special man to whom God gave prophetic understanding. Special prophetic understanding would be his hook. In advertising terminology, he would be using a main selling point for a target market.

These false prophets after being poor became extremely rich, after being modest and humble became arrogant and overbearing.

Televangelist Joyce Meyer said that she should not have to defend how she spends the ministry’s money. “We teach and preach and believe Biblically that God wants to bless people who serve Him, so there is no need for us to apologize for being blessed.”

Christianity in America became a business. The extravagant wealth of the televangelists was mentioned in many articles and several newspapers. They were called “greedy televangelists and wolves in sheep’s clothing.” Their extravagant wealth which included stylish sports cars and private jets, luxurious houses and family compounds, ranches and estates, exaggerating salaries and earnings, flashy jewelry, hotels, diamond mines, and extravagant life style – was mentioned in detail.

Among those mentioned are Paul Crouch and his wife Janish Crouch; Joel Osteen; John Hagee; Joyce Meyer; Pat Robertson; Creflo Dollar; Juanita Bynum; Robert shuller; Rodney Howard – browne; Benny Hinn; Paula and Randy White; James MacDonald; Oral Roberts; Jim and Tammy Bakker; Mike Murdock; James Eugene; Robert Tilton (5).

Allah said in the Koran about the rabbis and monks who amass wealth and do not spend it in the way of Allah:

O believers, many of the rabbis and monks indeed consume the goods of the people in vanity and bar from Allah’s way. Those who treasure up gold and silver; and do not expend them in the way of Allah – give them the good tidings of a painful chastisement, the day they shall be heated in the Fire of Gehenna (Hell) and therewith their foreheads and their sides and their backs shall be branded: ‘This is the thing you have treasured up for yourselves; therefore taste you now what you were treasuring (Al-Tawba, 35).

6- Tea Party hates Islam and Muslims

Does the Tea Party hate Muslims? Certainly if they are not actually anti-Arab Islamophobes, then they are doing nothing to challenge this portrayal of themselves as religious bigots, not to mention racists.

Judson Phillips, the founder of the Tea Party Nation, does not mince words when it comes to his views on Islam and the people who practice the faith. “A majority of Tea Party members, I suspect, are not fans of Islam,” Phillips said. “I, personally have a real problem with Islam. With Islam, you have a religion that says kill the Jews, kill the infidels. It bothers me when a religion says kill the infidels. It bothers me a lot more when I am the infidel.”

Phillips sent out an email asking voters of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District to vote for Republican candidate Lynn Torgerson, and against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) because he is a Muslim:

“There are a lot of liberals who need to be retired this year, but there are few I can think of more deserving than Keith Ellison. Ellison is one of the most radical members of congress. He has a zero rating from the American Conservative Union. He is the only Muslim member of congress. He supports the Counsel for American Islamic Relations, Hamas and has helped congress send millions of tax to terrorists in Gaza.”

And he refuses to backtrack  from his anti-Muslim statements. “I am not going to apologize because I’m bothered by a religion that says kill the infidel, especially when I am the infidel,” said Phillips on the Tea Party Nation website. “Should we vote out Keith Ellison just because he is a Muslim? No. But his beliefs define his character and his character is a central issue.” Meanwhile Phillips denied on the Last word with Lawrence O’Donnell that he believes Muslims should be barred from holding public office.

Rep. Ellison responded to Phillips in the Washington Post, noting that religious tolerance is a deeply rooted American value: “Americans want unity, inclusion, and a spirit of generosity–not hate, bigotry, and fear. We cannot allow the politics of fear to drive our political discourse,” the congressman said. “I issue a call to civility, and urge Americans to reject the divisive rhetoric of Republican Tea Party leaders like Judson Phillips; including calls for my defeat solely because of my religion.” Ellison also noted that some people may not share his political views.

“This is OK. In America, we cherish our diversity of views. But an American’s religion is their own business and no one should be excluded based on considerations like religion, race, sex, etc.,” he added.

On her website,Torgerson displays her own brand of blatant Islamophobia. On immigration she says “The thing we most need to protect against is to prevent the immigration of radical Islamists into our country. And, it needs to be emphasized that they are not going to tell us that they are radical Islamists.” She adds that “we must cease allowing radical Islamists to immigrate into the United States. They wish to institute Sharia Law, Islamic Law, in the stead of the United States Constitution.” On Iran, Torgerson says that “even President Obama supports sanctions against Iran. Opponent Ellison is not even backing his own President on the Iran issue. Opponent Ellison appears to be putting his allegiance to radical Sharia Law, like his radical Islamist friends at CAIR ahead of the interests and security of we Americans.” (7).

 7- Republicans attacking the religion of Islam

There’s no member of the Republican freshman class in Congress more outspoken than Florida Rep. Allen West.

Since he was elected, West has become a strong voice on Capitol Hill for fiscal restraint, socially conservative values — and responding to the threat posed by Islamic extremists.

On the topic of Islam, West has been particularly controversial. He calls it not a religion but a “theocratic political ideology” that’s a threat to America.

Republican presidential Tea Party candidate, Newt Gingrich whose image was seriously damaged in 1997 when he was fined $300,000 for ethic violations announced in May of 2011 that he would seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. In order to beg for the Jewish votes he announced that the Palestinians are an invented people.

“Remember, there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire,” Gingrich said. “And I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, who are historically part of the Arab community. And they had a chance to go many places and for a variety of political reasons, we have sustained this war against Israel now since the 1940s,” the GOP candidate said. “I think it’s tragic.”

The Palestinian Authority and the PLO, incidentally, explicitly recognized Israel’s right to exist in 1993. But Gingrich and Israel of course deny not only Palestine’s right to exist in actual fact; they deny Palestinians the right to exist—in history, in culture, in textbooks, and of course in the most important state of them all: in a state of their own.

Gingrich’s cynical efforts to attract attention to himself with divisive and destructive statements will not help his presidential ambitions, since they are aimed at putting the peace between Israel and the Palestinians that Americans yearn for even further out of reach than it is today.” Gingrich’s announcements are apparently cynical, destructive, racist and a cheap stunt to get votes.

Gingrich showed his ignorance in even simple politics. He should have known that the vast majority of American Jews and the Israeli government are committed to a two-state solution in which Israelis and Palestinians live side-by-side as neighbors and in peace. Many in Israel support the idea of an independent Palestine alongside Israel and recognize the Palestinian struggle for independence.

Gingrich also called Palestinians “terrorists.” The comments struck at the heart of Palestinian sensitivities about the righteousness of their struggle for an independent state. Applying the label “invented” suggests that the Palestinian quest for independence is not legitimate.

Gingrich comments were apparently made for political gains. It is a cheap attempt to get more votes. Gingrich by his irresponsible and destructive announcements sold America’s interests by denying international Law and democratic principles.

What’s good for America is secondary to the extremists like Gingrich and those who listen to him. The only thing that matters to him is to implement an extreme right-wing agenda.

Gingrich and those who believe him — represent a clear and present danger to the United States of America and they must be stopped before it is too late.

Willard Mitt Romney is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.

Mitt Romney rapped President Obama before a group of Jewish Republicans on the issue of the U.S. relationship with Israel.

Romney, who’s been sharply critical throughout the primary campaign of Obama’s handling of Israel, fired up attendees of the Republican Jewish Coalition at the group’s conference in D.C.

“I don’t think he understands America,” Romney said, and promised, as he did in the most recent debate: “I will travel to Israel on my first foreign trip. I will reaffirm as a vital national interest Israel’s existence as a Jewish state.”

“In three years in office, he hasn’t found the time or interest to visit Israel, our ally, and our friend.” he said.

Romney et al. are vying with each other in their belligerency toward Iran. If any of them ever makes it to the White House, he will have far more executive authority to wage war than any governing Islamist party ever would in the emerging Arab parliamentary democracies. And given the American arsenal, he would have far more power to cause human catastrophe (as in Iraq).

Michele Bachmann has a rather bizarre view of the protests which swept the Arab world starting in January, and which so far have led to the downfall of three dictators.

Michele Bachmann condemned the Arab Spring and blamed President Obama for allowing it to happen by “showing weakness” and by compromising the United States’ relationship with Israel.

“Why you think there was an Arab Spring”, she asked at a GOP fund-raiser at a local barbecue restaurant. She went on to tie the uprisings to what she described as signals from the White House that America was abandoning Israel.

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain says President Barack Obama has been on the wrong side of nearly every situation in the Arab world and the United States has mishandled the uprisings in the region.

Other Republicans, too, were tough on Obama’s handling of Libya, Egypt and Yemen during debate on foreign policy. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the United States wrongly dumped overnight an ally in Syria, while Mitt Romney says it is time for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad to end.

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas says it would be wrong for the United States to take active stands in the region. He says it’s up to each country to determine its future.

Herman Cain said during GOP debate on foreign policy that President Barack Obama’s reaction to the Arab Spring, the democratic uprisings in several Arab countries earlier this year, has allowed the movement to go in the wrong direction — a surprising statement against democratic movements.

“You have to look at Libya, Egypt, Yemen and all of the revolutions that are going on and how the administration has mishandled them,” he said. “As a result, this has gotten totally out of hand.”

He said the revolution in Egypt, where citizens ousted long-time President Hosni Mubarak, could strain relations between the United States and Egypt, and he warned against the increased power of opposition group the Muslim Brotherhood, which formed a political party earlier this year.

“Our relationship with Egypt may not survive,” he said. “It turned out that the opposition was more of the Muslim Brotherhood, which could end up with a majority of control of this new government.”

People of the United States and the whole world must understand the truth about Islam. They must not believe those who are trying to deceive them by interpreting Islam as a religion of backwardness and violence. The hostile media and the several websites attacking the religion of Islam are in fact implementing political agendas designed to ruin the Muslim world. The political and religious fabric of the United States plays a major role in such conflict (7).

Those who defy Allah and His Messenger, or challenge them, have come within the measure of Allah’s wrath and have incurred Allah’s curse here and Hereafter and there awaits them a severe torment.

The Koran says:

Those who hurt Allah and His messenger – them Allah has cursed in the present world and the world to come, and has prepared for them a humbling chastisement (Al-Ahzab, 57).

Those who unjustly hurt Muslims or offend them for no valid reason will have born malice against themselves and shall stand manifest for a major sin.

And those who hurt believing men and believing women, without that they have earned it, have laid upon themselves calumny and manifest sin (Al-Ahzab, 58).

8- Societal and Political factors behind the fall of the American empire

Every Empire, even the most powerful one, has to fall eventually. Everyone knows that America achieved its’ peak power and world influence in the twentieth century. But how much longer is it going to last? It is hard to predict while it is still alive and reasonably well. But there are certain signs that may give early hints that the end is approaching.

In Washington D.C. It is hard to overlook corruption of the rich, legalized bribery, (nicknamed “lobbying”), demoralization of politicians shamelessly selling American secrets to foreign governments as soon as they resign from their office. Anyone can see growing divisions between poor and rich, white and black, native and alien… as well as growing national debt, inadequacy and incompetence of politicians, loss of influence and power on the world arena, decline in quality of life of an average citizen, social unrest. The list can go on and on… That is only one side of the coin.

  • Corruption in the governmental system

The Republic had also one important legal flaw, that turned against its’ creators. “Liberum veto” – a constitutional amendment that was designed originally to protect democracy and individual freedom. It was supposed to assure that no law could be passed in the parliament unless there is total consensus, i.e. each representative had a power of veto. As a result, there were no laws passed in the last two hundred years of the Republic.

America has also an equally lethal flaw: the design of the whole justice system. It was initially conceived to facilitate fair and speedy execution of the law. It ended up as a monstrosity allowing criminals to go unpunished, promoting the fall of the health system as well as rise of racism. America is the only place on this planet where one can sue and get sued for anything – and win, irrespectively of the truth, if one has a clever lawyer on his/her side. A new society, based on distrust and greed was born. Where can we escape in search of freedom and justice now? (8).

  • Imperial decline and its impact on society

Future historians are likely to identify the Bush administration’s rash invasion of Iraq as the start of America’s downfall. However, instead of the bloodshed that marked the end of so many past empires, with cities burning and civilians slaughtered, this twenty-first century imperial collapse could come relatively quietly through the invisible tendrils of economic collapse or cyber warfare.

But have no doubt: when Washington’s global dominion finally ends, there will be painful daily reminders of what such a loss of power means for Americans in every walk of life. As half-dozen European nations have discovered, imperial decline tends to have a remarkably demoralizing impact on a society, regularly bringing at least a generation of economic privation. As the economy cools, political temperatures rise, often sparking serious domestic unrest.

Available economic, educational, and military data indicate that, when it comes to US global power, negative trends will aggregate rapidly by 2020 and are likely to reach a critical mass no later than 2030. The American Century, proclaimed so triumphantly at the start of World War II, will be tattered and fading by 2025, its eighth decade, and could be history by 2030.

Significantly, in 2008, the US National Intelligence Council admitted for the first time that America’s global power was indeed on a declining trajectory. In one of its periodic futuristic reports, Global Trends 2025, the Council cited “the transfer of global wealth and economic power now under way, roughly from West to East” and “without precedent in modern history,” as the primary factor in the decline of the “United States’ relative strength—even in the military realm.” Like many in Washington, however, the Council’s analysts anticipated a very long, very soft landing for American global preeminence, and harbored the hope that somehow the US would long “retain unique military capabilities… to project military power globally” for decades to come.

No such luck.  Under current projections, the United States will find itself in second place behind China (already the world’s second largest economy) in economic output around 2026, and behind India by 2050. Similarly, Chinese innovation is on a trajectory toward world leadership in applied science and military technology sometime between 2020 and 2030, just as America’s current supply of brilliant scientists and engineers retires, without adequate replacement by an ill-educated younger generation.

By 2020, according to current plans, the Pentagon will throw a military Hail Mary pass for a dying empire.  It will launch a lethal triple canopy of advanced aerospace robotics that represents Washington’s last best hope of retaining global power despite its waning economic influence. By that year, however, China’s global network of communications satellites, backed by the world’s most powerful supercomputers, will also be fully operational, providing Beijing with an independent platform for the weaponization of space and a powerful communications system for missile- or cyber-strikes into every quadrant of the globe.

Wrapped in imperial hubris, like Whitehall or Quai d’Orsay before it, the White House still seems to imagine that American decline will be gradual, gentle, and partial. In his State of the Union address last January, President Obama offered the reassurance that “I do not accept second place for the United States of America.” A few days later, Vice President Biden ridiculed the very idea that “we are destined to fulfill [historian Paul] Kennedy’s prophecy that we are going to be a great nation that has failed because we lost control of our economy and overextended.” Similarly, writing in the November issue of the establishment journal Foreign Affairs, neo-liberal foreign policy guru Joseph Nye waved away talk of China’s economic and military rise, dismissing “misleading metaphors of organic decline” and denying that any deterioration in US global power was underway.

Ordinary Americans, watching their jobs head overseas, have a more realistic view than their cosseted leaders. An opinion poll in August 2010 found that 65% of Americans believed the country was now “in a state of decline.”  Already, Australia and Turkey, traditional US military allies, are using their American-manufactured weapons for joint air and naval maneuvers with China. Already, America’s closest economic partners are backing away from Washington’s opposition to China’s rigged currency rates. As the president flew back from his Asian tour last month, a gloomy New York Times headline  summed the moment up this way: “Obama’s Economic View Is Rejected on World Stage, China, Britain and Germany Challenge US, Trade Talks With Seoul Fail, Too.”

Viewed historically, the question is not whether the United States will lose its unchallenged global power, but just how precipitous and wrenching the decline will be. In place of Washington’s wishful thinking, let’s use the National Intelligence Council’s own futuristic methodology to suggest four realistic scenarios for how, whether with a bang or a whimper, US global power could reach its end in the 2020s (along with four accompanying assessments of just where we are today).  The future scenarios include: economic decline, oil shock, military misadventure, and World War III.  While these are hardly the only possibilities when it comes to American decline or even collapse, they offer a window into an onrushing future.

3- Economic Decline

This was explained above but for further detail we explain here more:

Today, three main threats exist to America’s dominant position in the global economy: loss of economic clout thanks to a shrinking share of world trade, the decline of American technological innovation, and the end of the dollar’s privileged status as the global reserve currency.

By 2008, the United States had already fallen to number three in global merchandise exports, with just 11% of them compared to 12% for China and 16% for the European Union.  There is no reason to believe that this trend will reverse itself.

Similarly, American leadership in technological innovation is on the wane. In 2008, the US was still number two behind Japan in worldwide patent applications with 232,000, but China was closing fast at 195,000, thanks to a blistering 400% increase since 2000.  A harbinger of further decline: in 2009 the US hit rock bottom in ranking among the 40 nations surveyed by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation when it came to “change” in “global innovation-based competitiveness” during the previous decade.  Adding substance to these statistics, in October China’s Defense Ministry unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Tianhe-1A, so powerful, said one US expert, that it “blows away the existing No. 1 machine” in America.

Add to this clear evidence that the US education system, that source of future scientists and innovators, has been falling behind its competitors. After leading the world for decades in 25- to 34-year-olds with university degrees, the country sank to 12th place in 2010.  The World Economic Forum ranked the United States at a mediocre 52nd among 139 nations in the quality of its university math and science instruction in 2010. Nearly half of all graduate students in the sciences in the US are now foreigners, most of whom will be heading home, not staying here as once would have happened.  By 2025, in other words, the United States is likely to face a critical shortage of talented scientists.

After years of swelling deficits fed by incessant warfare in distant lands, in 2020, as long expected, the US dollar finally loses its special status as the world’s reserve currency.  Suddenly, the cost of imports soars. Unable to pay for swelling deficits by selling now-devalued Treasury notes abroad, Washington is finally forced to slash its bloated military budget.  Under pressure at home and abroad, Washington slowly pulls US forces back from hundreds of overseas bases to a continental perimeter.  By now, however, it is far too late.

Faced with a fading superpower incapable of paying the bills, China, India, Iran, Russia, and other powers, great and regional, provocatively challenge US  dominion over the oceans, space, and cyberspace.  Meanwhile, amid soaring prices, ever-rising unemployment, and a continuing decline in real wages, domestic divisions widen into violent clashes and divisive debates, often over remarkably irrelevant issues. Riding a political tide of disillusionment and despair, a far-right patriot captures the presidency with thundering rhetoric, demanding respect for American authority and threatening military retaliation or economic reprisal. The world pays next to no attention as the American Century ends in silence (10).

4- High military expenses

Americans do not want to accept that the United States dominates the world through military power. Due to the extreme secrecy of the present administration, the American people are completely ignorant of the fact that the United States “garrisons the globe.” There is a huge network of military bases in more than 150 countries. It is called the new empire. It is the American Empire. The government employs more than half a million soldiers, spies, technicians, teachers, dependents and civilians as well as civilian contractors all over the world. In addition to officially listed bases, the US has numerous secret bases not to be found on any government listing. Some of these bases are engaged in listening to people all over the world, including American citizens – keeping track of what they are saying, faxing and emailing.

There are presently more than 725 American military bases located all over the world. Generally these bases are established near oil pipelines, and its inhabitants are there to protect those pipelines above all else. While the US has had bases in places like Saudi Arabia, United Emirates and Qatar for several years, new ones have been built in Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. As Chalmers Johnson writes:

“Our militarized empire is a physical reality with a distinct way of life but it is also a network of economic and political interests tied in a thousand different ways to American corporations, universities, and communities but kept separate from what passes for everyday life back in what has only recently come to be known as “the homeland.”

5- America is above the international law

The attack on 9/11 caused dangerous changes in the mindset of the American political leaders, who decided that the US is now equivalent to the Roman Empire, that it is no longer bound by international law or the opinions of allied and other non-allied countries. While during the Clinton years the nation had at least a semblance of multilateralism, now its actions became completely unilateral, and completely arrogant. Thanks to the American mainstream media, the common people knew nothing of its government and what it was doing in foreign countries. The Patriot Act came and only a handful of politically conscious people protested and continue to protest. The Patriot Act stripped Americans almost entirely of the political liberties granted to them in the U.S. Constitution two centuries ago. Earlier we were referred to as the lone superpower. But today, we are called the American Empire. To question this, to voice dissent, is to question Bush’s war on terrorism, which remains akin to treason. The media is completely complicit in the building and maintaining of American Empire, using politically appropriate vocabulary such as “collateral damage” (instead of “slaughtered innocent human beings”), regime change (instead of “imperialist invasion and occupation”), “illegal combatants” (meaning any civilian who does not tow the line of US occupation of Iraq and any other country it chooses to attack) and “preventive war” (There is no such thing as preventive war. Wars involve aggressive invasion by one country of another country.) With these cosmeticized terms in hand, the American public remains clueless about the crimes of the American government both outside and inside its borders.

6- False excuses to occupy countries

The US military enters countries on the pretext of liberating Afghan women from Islamic fundamentalists, or a natural disaster in the Philippines, or more recently Aceh, Indonesia, or claiming to protect Bosnians, Kosavars or Iraqi Kurds from campaigns of “ethnic cleansing.” But invariably what happens is that after the crisis is over, the Americans do not leave. They remain in their new bases to strut around in arrogance in their newly acquired territory. It is a short mental hop from imperialism to racism as a way of life. As David Abernathy writes, “people who have superior power will quickly decide that their superiority extends also to intellect, morality and civilization.” (10), (11).

“One of the disturbing facts of history is that so many civilizations collapse,” warns anthropologist Jared Diamond in “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or succeed.” Many “civilizations share a sharp curve of decline. Indeed, a society’s demise may begin only a decade or two after it reaches its peak population, wealth and power.”

Now, Harvard’s Niall Ferguson, one of the world’s leading financial historians, echoes Diamond’s warning: “Imperial collapse may come much more suddenly than many historians imagine. A combination of fiscal deficits and military overstretch suggests that the United States may be the next empire on the precipice.” Yes, America is on the edge. Dismiss his warning at your peril. Everything you learned, everything you believe and everything driving our political leaders is based on a misleading, outdated theory of history. The American Empire is at the edge of a dangerous precipice, at risk of a sudden, rapid collapse.

America is going to be poorer. Some analysts claim that health care is going to eat up more and more of the American income. America is going to have some huge disasters sooner or later caused by her failure to invest. Dams and bridges will break. Buildings will collapse. There are water mains that are 25 to 50 feet wide. There will be huge infrastructure disasters. The intellectual resources are in decline. America is failing to educate young people and instill in them rigor. America is going to continue to pour money into the military. It is even possible that America will have a revolution, a civil war that will see the end of the United States of America!

“The end of this country will come from the right and its failure to provide people with the basic necessities of life. Revolutions occur when young men see the present as worse than the unknown future.The politicians running for office who are denigrating the government, who are saying there are traitors in Congress, who say we do not need the IRS, this when no government in the history of the world has existed without a tax enforcement agency, are sowing the seeds for the destruction of the country. A lot of the people on the right hate the United States of America. They would say they hate the people they are arrayed against. But the whole idea of the United States is that the people criticize the government. The politicians however, remake it to serve their interests. They do not want that kind of society. They reject, as Aristotle said, the idea that democracy is to rule and to be ruled in turns. They see a world where they are right and that is it. If we do not want to do it their way we should be vanquished. This is not the idea on which the United States was founded (12).

7- Rising tide of religious bigotry in the United States

Muslim-bashing becomes more obvious, and marginalization becomes more common.

During the past two years, American Muslims have faced a growing Islamophobia industry handsomely financed by both individuals and groups. Some government agencies have even adopted their tactics. Spying on Muslims by the New York Police Department, and widespread FBI surveillance and continued entrapments, are just a few examples of how everyone with a Muslim name or resemblance, as well as their neighborhoods, mosques, charities and institutions, has become a target.

A culture of bigotry that dehumanizes and opposes anything related to Muslims or Islam has taken root.

Some politicians have concluded that Islamophobia might be the shortcut to success in November. For example, introduction of anti-Shariah legislation in many states, an initiative collectively supported by some extremist religious groups, politicians, bloggers, and radio talk show hosts, has devastated Muslim communities.

The disinformation and propaganda spread by these bigots have resulted in physical attacks, harassment, vilification, and vandalism and desecration of mosques and cemeteries. Organized efforts to oppose building permits for new mosques and community centers have become common.

Many American Muslims have become more assertive about their identity. After an exponential rise in Islamophobia and bigotry, 55 per cent of US Muslims say it has become more difficult in live in the country, according to the Pew Research Center.

These efforts not only affect Muslims directly; they also cause collateral damage to our larger society. They violate the civil rights of a portion of the populace, degrade America’s national prestige and make the Constitution irrelevant.

Interfaith organizations, human and civil rights activists, and constitutionalists have risen to these challenges, since Muslims rely on these groups to minimize biases against them and to reiterate for the public that Muslim-Americans are an integral part of our society, that we share equally in its well-being and concerns, and that we and our children live here and deserve the same treatment as anyone else (13).

Although countless Muslims have condemned the acts of 9/11 in the United States and worldwide, American Muslims became objects of suspicion.

The 9/11 terrorists broke numerous laws of Islam and were denounced as mass murderers by Islamic religious leaders.  Even so, Islam is viewed as a religion preaching violence.

In the aftermath, amidst the fear and anger, many American Muslims realized that the reason Americans were so quick to believe the worst about Muslims after the horrific attacks of 9/11 was that Americans knew little about even the most basic tenets of Islam.

Muslims realized that if they don’t explain their beliefs and traditions, then other people would write our stories for us. And that’s exactly what has happened.

Although 9/11 did compel some Americans to learn more about Islam, it also triggered a wave of anti-Islam feeling that has burgeoned.  And though there have been interfaith initiatives, books on Islam, documentaries, education efforts, and shows like “All-American Muslim,” polls show that Americans’ negative views of Islam have increased since 9/11, not decreased.

Such trends cannot help but discourage even the most optimistic of American Muslims; many of them are more fearful now than a decade ago, and entire Muslim communities feel besieged.

Anti-mosque incidents have escalated in recent years. Earlier this summer, a mosque in Joplin, Missouri, burned to the ground. Last year, Roger Stockham was arrested with explosives outside the Islamic Center in Dearborn, Michigan. An arson fire seriously damaged a mosque in Wichita, Kansas, last year. And incidents of mosque vandalism have become more common.

Hate groups have been on the rise, too; one of the most horrific hate crimes was the murder of Shaima Alawadi, a young mother who had received anonymous notes calling her a terrorist.

Almost every Islamic studies professor or speaker receives hate mail and sometimes death threats.

How has this happened? There are many reasons. It is not simply a lack of information about American Muslims, but also misinformation and, in many cases, outright fabrications about what Islam entails and what Muslims believe. An example of one of the most ridiculous is the assertion that Muslims cannot abide dogs; we are so evil, apparently, that man’s best friend is our enemy.

The Center for American Progress issued a report in 2011 which documented a small but extremely well-funded network of anti-Islam fear-mongers who have worked diligently to spread misinformation about Islam. Directly or indirectly, these fear-mongers fomented the “ground zero mosque” hysteria, promoted the film “The Third Jihad,” which the New York Police Department showed as a training video – and was strongly criticized for doing so – and have been responsible for Islamophobic advertisements on public buses all over the country.

Particularly frightening is the eagerness with which public figures and political officials have leapt onto the Islamophobia bandwagon. Peter King’s “Muslim radicalization” hearings,  Michele Bachmann’s baseless accusations of public officials being linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, and the NYPD’s long-term spying on Muslim communities (which produced no leads) are just several examples of the increasing demonization of every Muslim and, increasingly, the entire religion of Islam.

Islam is the second-largest religion in the world, and Muslims comprise more than one-fifth of the world’s population. No religion can flourish for 1,400 years without being flexible and adaptable.

The defamatory rhetoric directed at Muslims and Islam in the US has little to do with the actual religion or its adherents and everything to do with fear of the other.

Irrational fear of Islam and Muslims is bad for all Americans: it frays the social fabric of the society; it creates divisions between Americans; it affects the health of democracy; and it affects the wisdom of policy choices (14).

8- The terrorism industry

Islamophobia became an element of dissension in the American society. In early 90’s, Professor Samuel Huntington (the Clash of the Civilization scenarios), characterized the Muslim world as “Islam’s bloody borders.” In our communications, Dr. Huntington indicated that he had no specific knowledge of the Islamic civilization or first-hand observations shaping the Muslim moral and intellectual fabric. They call the politically active Arabs and Muslims as members of “al-Qaida” (the organization originally perceived, developed and managed by the CIA and American political leaders to fight the USSR-former Soviet Union occupation of Afghanistan). It is dead long time except its label is used when and if convenient to the warmongers. Richard Chamberlain observed: “Al Qaida” is a CIA fabricated enemy, created as an opponent for the CIA-created “neocon” supermen, intended to embed an invisible terror army amongst the people, in order to perpetually justify waging war upon the people.”

Islamophobia is an organized scheme of things – an industry – an anti-Islamic institutionalized hatred campaigns and fear-mongering across the US and Western Europe. It is business as usual by entrepreneurs and lobbyists of the Military-Industrial Complex warmongering establishment. Its ultimate aims are to keep the American and European people fearful of the growing Islamic presence in these parts of the world as if Muslims were the outcome of the eye of the storm to destroy the industrial progress or to halt the Zionist perpetuated fear of Islam.

The American society became engaged in a long-running grudge. Now we see hatred and intolerance to Islam, openly promulgated in the American society by members of hostile groups, namely: Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Daniel Pipes, Sam Shamon, Bill Warner and others. Moreover, Islamophobia  is even now used by Republican Senators to gain votes in the Senate like Peter King, Allen West, Michele Bachmann, and Newt Gengritch. They have nothing in their heads to talk to their people about but Islamophobia, thus igniting hatred and vengeance in the society without any logical reason. As if America is an ideal state without problems!  And here I remember the Prophet’s saying about the signs of the end of time, he said, “If the leadership is entrusted to those unfit for it, then expect the Hour.”

The Runnymede Trust identifies eight components, characterizing Islam as:

  •  monolithic, static, and unresponsive to change;
  • having differing values from other cultures and religions;
  •  being inferior to Western societies;
  •  barbaric, irrational, primitive, sexist, violent, aggressive, threatening, supporting terrorism, and clashing with Western civilization;
  • an ideology used for political or military advantage;
  • irrationally criticizing Western values;
  • warranting discriminatory practices that exclude Muslims from mainstream society; and
  • believing anti-Muslim hostility is natural and normal.

Pierre-Henry Bunel, a former agent for French military intelligence said: “The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the ‘TV watcher’ to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money.”

 

We come to realize that politics is a game of pretension and always remains problematic. Politicians need problems to get public attention and to argue being the deliverers. Most often, they are not except being treacherous, cynical and deceitful to their ideas and ideals and to the public interests they claim to serve.

Strange as is, Arabs and Muslims of the world are providing that food for thoughts to the US politicians. This is something a planned outcome of the Islamophobia movement in the US. Last year, Terry Jones wanted to burn the copies of the Horan- the Divine Book of Islam. It prompted action-reaction responses and people throughout the globe got attentive why such an extreme act of ignorance against Islam, when Muslims believe and respect Judaism and Christianity as part of their indivisible faith. A Danish journalist embarked on folly and carved up a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad. The world-over reaction by Muslims and others consumed enormous time, energies and thoughts but what was the end of it? Few months earlier, American troops burned the copies of the Koran in Kabul. Massive protest but nothing changed on the ground. Islamophobia is well organized and flourishing across the Western cultural domains, again investing in “fear-mongering” of Islam and generating sense of insecurity to peace and global harmony. There is a problem with the Arabs and Muslims at large, they are emotional people, unimaginative and often shortsighted when it comes to rational thinking and steadfastness in situations of volatile circumstances. The Western politicians want Muslims to act like immature actors and bodies on their script originating from the Islamophobia scheme of things. This could be justified to the coming dangers to plan more wars of terrorism or terrorism of wars against the innocent people in the Islamic world. Truth speaks its own language. Islamophobia is intricately linked to the US-Western policies and foreign relations with the Arab and other Muslim countries.

Despite having a knowledge-based culture, the Islamophobia organizations generate hatred and fear throughout the global news media. They envisage and project the Muslim people as of draconian age, violent and lacking reason, science, and intellectual foresight. On September 12, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI equated Catholicism with reason, saying violent Islam lacked it. This contradicts the European history where Islamic civilization flourished for eight hundred years in Spain (Al-Andalus) and contributed to knowledge, scientific developments and helped the Europeans to become civilized when they were species of the dark ages. Was Pope Benedict not expected to be knowledgeable of these pertinent facts of the European history?

Hillary Clinton called the current battling scenes as “disgusting and reprehensible.” President Obama claims, he has respect for Islam and understanding of the faith. These are just abstract words lacking meaning and purpose. What if the US administration would move to arrest Sam Basile – the media described filmmaker of the controversial documentary movie and charges him with insult and injuries to the American public interest. After all America is part of the global moral and intellectual hub of the mankind, it is not out from somewhere from another planet of subhuman beings. The move maker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is reported as a fraudulent person who was convicted in California in 2010. Several members of the film cast and crew have disavowed the movie, saying Bassile/Nakoula duped them. Actress Cindy Lee Garcia said she thought she was in a film about ancient Egypt called Desert Warriors.

After the 9/11 and incidentally on the anniversary of the 9/11 on that very day, American politicians are vengeful, paranoid and often appear to be victims of their own obsession and insanity – that all problems must be solved by power, by military interventions, killings and devastation of other nations and habitats- more so of the Arabs.

Nobody has invincible armies and nobody can conquer the world on its own. Only people with monstrous mind can think that way. Not all problems require military actions but diligent and thoughtful moves to diffuse the crises. Perhaps, this is not part of the big American thinking after victimizing the mankind under the false flag of terrorism for over a decade.

Prophet Mohammad life is a role model for peace and human coexistence. He was always open to communication and took initiatives to have direct communication with his worst foes in Makkah and Madinah. He was commanded by Allah to invite them to peace and to Islam.

If American leaders were intelligent and responsible, they could have avoided these violent developments and opened communication channels with the Muslim world as President Obama had originally claimed to do so. But he rescinded his promises and deceived the mankind on the war of terrorism, closing of the Guantanmobay and normalization of relationships with the Islamic world. Like the European colonists, Obama had pride and false sense of superiority that he failed to stop the bogus wars against Muslims and bring back his troops from the war zones. John Adams must have anticipated such political developments and offered this context:

“The pride and vanity of that nation is a disease, it is a delirium, it has been flattered and inflamed so long by themselves and other that it perverts everything.” (15).

9- Fox News and its role in spreading Islamophobia

The American society is now dominated by the rise of a radical bunch of bloggers who had fashioned a controversy where one did not exist. Pamela Geller’s snarling write-up about the “Ground Zero Mosque” in early May 2010 was picked up by Andrea Peyser of the New York Post, a conservative newspaper owned by the man at the top of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch. Peyser’s regurgitation of Geller’s outrage reached hundreds of thousands of people, turning what was once a conspiracy theory of some unknown right-wing Internet prowlers into a major new story.

Fox News’ Sean Hannity had read Peyser’s piece. He was familiar with Pamela Geller too, and on May 13, 2010, just days after the story made national news, he invited Geller on his show to talk about it. “There is a giant mosque being planned to be built in an area right adjacent to ground zero,” he said. Of course, the Park51 community center’s 13 stories were relatively small compared to the towering skyscrapers that hovered over the streets in midtown Manhattan. But the word “giant” had a certain frightening ring that Hannity and Geller sought to sell. “Andrea Peyser wrote about it in the New York Post today,” he said. “Atlas Shrugs’s Pamela Geller, a blogger and columnist, is hosting a ‘No 9/11 Mosque’ rally at Ground Zero on June 6 to protest the construction and she now joins us on our newsmaker line.”

Media Matters reports that from May 13, 2010, until August 12, 2010 — a period of 91 days — Fox News shows hosted at least 47 different guests to discuss the project, 75 percent of whom opposed it. Nexis transcripts of Fox newscasts during that 13-week period were reviewed showing that just nine out of the 47 guests who appeared during that time favored the center. In some cases, guests expressed their personal opposition to the center but rejected the idea that it could be somehow prevented. Juan Williams, a former reporter for National Public Radio, was one of them. Appearing on Hannity’s show, he said, “I happen to agree with you about the idea that they shouldn’t build the mosque,” he told the Fox host. “But that doesn’t mean that we, as Americans, can say to him [Rauf] ‘No, you can’t build here.’ That’s wrong.” Williams stated his opinion plainly. It was something he did regularly — and something that two months later would cost him his job.

Fox News had, by offering Williams an expanded role, encouraged and even financed Islamophobia.

Fox News, the American television station that brands itself as “fair and balanced,” is the epitome of this relationship. It has been, for the better part of the last decade, at the heart of the public scare-mongering about Islam, and has become the home for a slew of right-wing activists who regularly inhabit its airwaves to distort the truth to push stereotypes about Muslims. It was little surprise, then, that a Brookings Institution poll on American values conducted in September 2011 found that approximately two-thirds of Republicans, Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement, and Americans who most trusted Fox agreed that the values of Islam are at odds with the values of the United States. Additionally, nearly six in 10 Republicans who say they trust Fox also say that they believe that American Muslims are trying to establish Islamic law in America. In contrast, the attitudes of Republicans who view other news networks fall in line with the general population.

Some have argued that Fox News’ viewers may not develop their negative views of Islam as a result of the station’s programming, but rather they flock to those shows that reinforce and confirm an already existing, deeply anti-Muslim bias.

In February 2011, the Think Progress website released a study that detailed the specific ways that Fox News manipulates language to insinuate, or in many cases, state explicitly, that Muslims and Islam should be feared. Using three months’ worth of material gathered from various television programs from November 2010 to January 2011, a graph was compiled to show that the network disproportionately deployed terms that reflected a negative view of Muslims, more so than Fox News’ competitors. For example, Fox used the term “Shariah” 58 times over a three-month period, whereas CNN used the term 21 times, and MSNBC 19 times.

Similarly, Fox hosts brought up the phrases “radical Islam” or “extremist Islam” 107 times in three months, while CNN used the term 78 times and MSNBC only 24 times. Still, Fox used the word “jihad” 65 times, while CNN used it 57 and MSNBC used it 13 times.

That Fox News consistently ranked atop the list of networks that deployed these terms was not the real problem. The way in which they used the terms, however, was. They were often part of stories that made a larger point about allegedly nefarious Muslims who had either participated in some act of violence or were thought to be working their way into the political fabric of the United States.

In August 2006, for example, Fox News guest Mike Gallagher suggested an “all Muslims checkpoint line” at American airports. After the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009, for example, Fox host Brian Kilmeade suggested “special screenings” for Muslim U.S. soldiers.

Of course, these examples are but a select few from a multitude of anti-Muslim comments on Fox News programs. They are also products of a conservative fear factory run by Fox News president Roger Ailes. The man behind much of the station’s conspiratorial fear-mongering, 71-year-old Ailes allows his own personal phobias to steer the agenda of Fox’s telecasts.

Ailes, a longtime adviser and strategist for the Republican Party, once told President Ronald Reagan to ditch facts and figures during his reelection campaign against Democratic contender Walter Mondale. In an article for Rolling Stone, Tim Dickinson relates how Ailes advised the president: “You don’t get elected on details. You get elected on themes.” At Fox, he took his own advice, knowing full well the gripping power of emotion, especially fear. So encumbered with fright was Ailes that he traveled to work each day with a private security detail. He bought up the land surrounding his $1.6 million estate in order to broaden the security perimeter. He is sure that he is on the top of al-Qaida’s hit list. “You know, they’re coming to get me,” he told one friend. “I’m fully prepared and I’ve taken care of it.”

He has a personal paranoia about people who are Muslim — which is consistent with the ideology of his network.” Tim Dickinson of Rolling Stone magazine notes that Ailes is a master propagandist, so tuned in to the demographic makeup of his Fox audiences that he is able to calculate how and where and when to plant a story in the news stream to maximize its impact: The typical viewer of Hannity, to take the most stark example, is a pro-business (86 percent), Christian conservative (78 percent), Tea Party-backer (75 percent) with no college degree (66 percent), who is over age 50 (65 percent), supports the NRA (73 percent), doesn’t back gay rights (78 percent) and thinks government “does too much” (84 percent).

Targeting the show’s content to each group had proven to be a successful strategy. According to one insider, Ailes meets with Fox anchors prior to their broadcasts and feeds them talking points and message strategies. What appears to viewers as a casual conversation is actually a scripted dialogue. During the 2008 president election, Dickinson notes, “References to Obama’s middle name [Hussein] were soon being bandied about on ‘Fox & Friends,’ the morning happy-talk show that Ailes uses as one of his primary vehicles to inject his venom into the media bloodstream.” It was on that very program that suspicions about Barack Obama being a Muslim and trained in a madrassa were first raised (16).

In one of the last pieces he published at Salon before moving to The Guardian, the American columnist Glenn Greenwald mounted a devastating critique of what he labeled, in the article’s title, “The Sham ‘Terrorism Expert’ Industry.” In his inimitable style, Greenwald proceeded to discuss the work of several so-called terrorism experts — among them, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, J.M. Berger, and Fran Townsend — who have embraced the pretense of scholarly objectivity to justify the US government’s “war on terror.” As is well known, this is a “war” that has overwhelmingly targeted Muslims, due in no small part to the pervasive Islamophobia that has spread through western Europe, Canada, but above all, the United States, since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001.

Greenwald points to “terrorism experts” as having played a particularly insidious role in stoking fear of “Islamic terror” through the exaggeration of so-called jihadi violence, and thus having provided a pretext for U.S. violence against Muslims over the past decade. Of course, Greenwald is far from alone in pointing to ‘terrorism expertise’ as a veritable industry: Among the scholars he cites as having exposed the steady growth and intellectual bankruptcy of this purported field of study are Stephen Walt of Harvard University, Remi Brulin of New York University, and Richard Jackson of New Zealand’s National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Not unlike the “terrorism expert” industry that Greenwald eviscerates, there is a separate quasi-academic industry that has seen its fortunes rise precipitously since September 11, 2001, again due in no small part to pervasive Islamophobia. This is what I would call the “persecution expert| industry, with the persecution in question being that directed against Christians in Muslim lands. And, this is an industry that has long had Egypt as one of its principal targets of reproach.

Before I discuss “persecution expertise” as industry, I should emphasize that none of what follows is to suggest that persecution of Christians in Muslim lands is nonexistent or unimportant. Indeed, I have written at great length elsewhere of the imperative that Egypt address its problem with sectarianism — a problem that is of the utmost importance in the post-revolutionary context, with the rise of various currents of Islamists on the political scene. Discrimination against Copts and anti-Christian attitudes are disturbingly genuine phenomena, arguably on the rise, that Egyptians can no longer breathlessly deny as they invoke the well-worn symbols of national unity. And, activism to combat these phenomena, both in Egypt and among Egyptians abroad, is a vital part of the solution to this problem.

What I find disturbing is the alacrity with which particular US political forces have taken up the cause of anti-Christian persecution, notably over the past decade, just as the “war on terror” has gained so much momentum. And perhaps unsurprisingly given these political links, “persecution experts” have, much like their counterparts in the ‘terrorism expert’ industry, tended to find their way to particular think-tanks in Washington.

Arguably the leader in this regard is the Hudson Institute, which houses the Center for Religious Freedom under the directorship of Nina Shea. According to the Hudson Institute’s website, the Center “promotes religious freedom as a component of U.S. foreign policy by working with a worldwide network of religious freedom experts to provide defenses against religious persecution and oppression.” Despite the emphasis in this description on a ‘worldwide network,’ a quick scan of op-eds by Center staff reveals that the geographic scope of their concern is substantially narrower: The vast majority of the articles concern the Muslim world, and among them, Egypt features most prominently. The venues in which Center staff publish op-eds is likewise worthy of note, and far and away the most popular is National Review Online, “America’s most widely read and influential magazine and web site for conservative news, commentary, and opinion.”

Why would American conservatives take a particular interest in sectarian tensions in Egypt? As is well known, in recent decades, evangelical Christians in the United States have moved increasingly rightward in political orientation. At first glance, it would appear that Christian conservatives are moved by the plight of fellow Christians like the Copts. In practice, however, these Christian conservatives are moved to a still greater extent by Israeli protestations of insecurity. Given their track record of unstinting support for Israel, and relative disregard for the plight of Palestinian Christians, the focus on Egypt’s Copts emerges as a function of ‘Realpolitik’ rather than ideals. And with the political rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt since the 25 January revolution, accusations of anti-Christian persecution have become a particularly useful tool for discrediting the Islamists who are now in government.

It is disturbing enough that the important issue of sectarian relations in Egypt is bandied about Washington as a means of leveraging Israeli security. Emblematic of this was how a panel at this year’s American-Israel Public Affairs Committee conference evolved into a sort of elegy for the Coptic community, led by Nina Shea.

Perhaps more disturbing, though, is how particular Copts have endorsed the Islamophobia of “persecution experts” without considering their political consequences in Egypt or the United States. In this regard, I cannot help but recall an image recently posted to “The Free Copts” page on Facebook. In the image, President Obama, with a photo-shopped beard and turban, appears under the following caption: “This idiot helped transform Egypt from a modern state into a Muslim Brotherhood dominated tribe and still claims it’s a transition into democracy!” In a breathtaking concoction of bigotry, white anxieties about a black president are fused with Coptic anxieties about the rise of Islamism. To my mind, the post speaks powerfully to the influence, and the ignorance, of the “persecution industry.” (17).

The wrath of Allah is on sinned and rebelled nations

Indeed we now live in an age where Islam is being continuously and viciously attacked from all sides. The attacks now range from everything we Muslims believe in, from the Noble Koran, to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and to the Islamic law.
It is the way of Allah that when the Muslims are unable to punish those who harm Allah and His Messenger by means of insults and abuse, Allah takes revenge and punishes the scoffers.

Allah says:

So proclaim that thou art commanded and turn thou away from the idolaters. We suffice thee against the knockers, even against those who set up with Allah another god. Certainly they will soon know (Al-Hijr 94, 95).

“Therefore, proclaim openly (Allah’s Message of Tawheed) that which you are commanded, and turn away from Al-Mushrikun (polytheists, idolaters, and disbelievers). Truly! We will suffice you against the scoffers (those who mock the Messenger).” ( Al-Hijr 94-95).

The groups of scoffers and American Islamophobes pose a threat to the United States. These hate mongers have in fact transformed America into an evil land but they are not aware. Defying Allah and His last Message to the world with such insolence usually brings His wrath on the rogue cities.

The wrath of Allah is something to take heed of. The godless thoughtlessly challenge Allah’s wrath, but do they realize its nature? People must be moved with terror when they think of its consequences. The part of the wise is to prepare for it.

In this connection we must not forget the natural disasters which tremendously affected America in the past and are still affecting it at present, i.e. hurricane Isaac; hurricane Galveston; hurricane Katrina; hurricane Okeechobee; heat wave 1980, 1988; Johnston flood 1889; Dust Bowel 1930; Great Sanfrancisco Fire and Earthquake; the present drought that is now parching America and brought growers to their knees, etc.

The enemies of Allah are constantly devising against Him and against His Messages and Messengers. But Allah in whose hand is all good – has His plans also, against which the evil ones have no chance whatever.

Allah says in His last Testament to the world:

And they devised, and Allah devised, and Allah is the best of the devisers (Al-Imran, 54).

If Allah decides to destroy a city, He gives every chance to the wicked to repent. When wickedness gets so rampant that punishment becomes inevitable, then the Word of punishment is justified against the rogue city, and Allah destroys it utterly.

The Koran says:

And when We desire to destroy a city, We command its men who live at ease, and they commit ungodliness therein, then the Word is realized against it, and we destroy it utterly (Al-Isra’, 16).

Allah may send upon rogue cities a painful chastisement of wrath. Hasn’t He destroyed past societies because they rebelled against Him? Do people feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them, the while it rocks? Who is this that shall be a host for them to help them, apart from Allah? Or who is this that shall provide for them if He withhold His provision? What think them if in the morning their water should have vanished into the earth, then who would bring them running water?

It is Allah who created man, appointed for him hearing and sight and heart, yet little thanks he shows! He blessed him with fortune, children and sustenance, yet he sets himself up as enemy to Allah! Allah will draw the sinners on little by little from directions they perceive not.

Why do natural disasters occur?

Allah says in the Koran:

Say, ‘He is able to send forth upon you chastisement, from above you or from under your feet, or to confuse you in sects, and to make you taste the violence of one another.’ (Al-An’am, 65).

Just as Allah sends down blessings for His creation in the form of rain, good cultivation, and abundance of sustenance, He also sends down warnings and punishments in the form of earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis.

The Koran says:

Whatever affliction may visit you is for what your own hands have earned; and He pardons much (Ash-Shura, 30).

The above verse shows that whatever calamity that strikes us is the result of our wrong deeds, but also, Allah pardons a lot. Meaning the punishment doesn’t come except when people have crossed all bounds.

The place where a calamity strikes may have both good and bad people. When sins rise in a community and a punishment is sent down, it also affects the good people. While that calamity is a punishment for the sinners, it becomes a source for purification or a reminder for the good doers.

The Prophet peace be upon him used to seek refuge with Allah from His torment and punishment.

Increase in the frequency of earthquakes is also a sign of the Day of Judgment.

The Prophet said:

“The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until (religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men), earthquakes will be very frequent, time will pass very quickly, afflictions will appear, murders will increase and money will overflow amongst you.’ (Al-Bukhari, 2/17 no. 146).

All these signs now prevail.

Allah says in the Koran:

Corruption has appeared in the land and sea, for that men’s own hands have earned, that He may let them taste some part of that which they have done, that haply so they may return (Al-Rum, 41).

The calamities are not a full recompense, but only a part of what man does. Were we to be punished for all that we do, there would be no creature living on earth.

As we read in the Koran:

If Allah should take men to task for what they have earned He would not leave upon the face of the earth one creature that crawls; but He is deferring them to a stated term. But when their term is come – surely Allah sees His servants (Fatir, 45).

The purpose of calamities is then that we may return to the obedience of Allah and reform ourselves.

The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the Nation’s Scorekeeper in terms of addressing severe weather/climate events in their historical perspective. As part of its responsibility of monitoring and assessing the climate, NCDC tracks and evaluates climate events in the U.S. and globally that have great economic and societal impacts. NCDC is frequently called upon to provide summaries of global and U.S. temperature and precipitation trends, extremes, and comparisons in their historical perspective. Found here are the weather/climate events that have had the greatest economic impact from 1980 to 2011.

Between fires, twisters, hurricanes, droughts and floods, 2011 has been Mother Nature’s most continuously whopping year for the United States.

With data recently updating the number of weather disasters passing the billion-dollar mark, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now counts a record of 12 disasters — smashing the previous record of nine such calamities in 2008 by a third. In total, the dozen have killed almost 650 people and add up to more than $52 billion in economic damage.

The U.S. has sustained 133 weather/climate disasters since 1980 where overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion (including CPI adjustment to 2012). The total standardized losses for the 133 events exceed $875 billion.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 1,692 counties as disaster areas due to the drought. The department notes about 80% of agricultural land in the country is affected, making this year’s drought more far-reaching than any since the 1950s.

Had the people of the cities believed in Allah and worshipped Him alone and conformed to the system of faith and worship He has ordained, He would have opened for them all the great channels of mercy, blessings and prosperity from the realm of heaven above them and from the earth beneath their feet. But they obstinately denied His signs, so He seized them in requital for what they used to earn.

Yet had the peoples of the cities believed (in Allah’s oneness) and been god-fearing (by applying the teachings of the divine Books), We would have opened upon them blessings from heaven and earth; but they cried lies, and so We seized them for what they earned (Al-A’raf, 96).

The Koran also says:

How many a Prophet We sent among the ancients, but not a Prophet came to them, without they mocked at him; so We destroyed men stronger in valor than they, and the example of the ancients passed away (before them) (Az-Zukhruf, 6).

We also read in the Koran:

How many a city turned in disdain from the commandment of its Lord and His Messengers; and then We made with it a terrible reckoning and chastised it with a horrible chastisement (Al-Talaq, 8).

Allah gives the sinners respite and delays His action, but assuredly His guile is sure and it strikes at the root. The sinners will be caught suddenly and utterly unprepared while engrossed in unbelief, a life of impiety and open revolt against their Lord.

Mocking at the Messengers and disrespecting them must be universally condemned and must be considered blameworthy as other forms of racist and hate-speech.  Those who wish to promote peace and mutual understanding, should voice their concern over the irresponsible abuse of the media, because such actions only lead to more hatred and suspicion.  As citizens of the global village, insults and mockery towards religious figures are unacceptable.

Muslim believers are friends one of the other; they bid to honor and forbid dishonor, and they obey Allah and His Messenger. Upon them Allah will have mercy. No wonder, they are the victors.

Muslims are the knights of Allah on earth. We believe in Him and our adoration of Him brings us to our knees. We prostrate ourselves before Him and worship Him alone. We defend His religion because He loves those who fight in His way.

Muslims are watching. We will leave the morons increase in their error and insanity till they encounter the Day of Judgment wherein they shall be faced with terror. The Day when their plotting will avail them nothing and no help shall be given them. Yes, the Day of Judgment is their tryst, and the Day of Judgment is very calamitous and bitter.

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(16) Excerpted from “The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims” by Nathan Lean. Pluto Press, Sept. 2012 (Published by Pluto Press and distributed exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan in the U.S.).

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Response to Ben Carson’s remarks on an Islamic president

By

Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

It seems that the Republican Party has decided that demonizing Islam and Muslims is good politics. Never mind that American Muslims are some of the most successful Americans around. Never mind that American Muslims are just the sort of people who would be good allies of the Republican Party. Never mind that American Muslims are an important part of America  and marginalizing them—as with any other minority—can only hurt the country going forward.

Ben Carson is a black Republican Party candidate running for President in 2016 elections. The man is willing to say almost anything to climb the ladder of success. In order to climb the career ladder of politics he does not mind offending American Muslims (6.9 million), and wound the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims living in the six continents of the world. What a tactful diplomacy from a man that is supposed to be the President of the United States of America!

“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Speaking on Meet the Press, Carson said, “Islam is not consistent with the U.S. constitution.” He also said he would not vote for a Muslim for President. Even after it was pointed out that Article VI of the Constitution prohibits such religious tests for public office, Carson refused to alter his stand and later added that the next president should be sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.

During a CNN interview, Carson added, “I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam.

Carson further added: “I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country”.

Carson said that the only exception he would make would be if the Muslim running for office “publicly rejected all the tenants of Sharia and lived a life consistent with that.”

Carson also mentioned “Taqiyya”, a practice in Islam in which a Muslim can mislead nonbelievers about the nature of their faith to avoid religious persecution.“Taqiyya allows, and even encourages you to lie to achieve your goals,” Carson said.

By announcing such statements, Carson wants to frame himself as one of the few candidates running for president willing to tell hard truths. The devil incarnate and the despicable anti-Muslim hate monger Robert Spencer sent him a big “Bravo”.

In response to Carson’s comments, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] announced that Carson clearly does not understand or care about the Constitution, which clearly states that ‘no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office’, and asked Carson to withdraw from the presidential race.

Carson demanded in return that the IRS crack down on the Council on American-Islamic Relations for violating regulations that restrict the political involvement by groups that claim non-profit status.

Ben Carson has never run a political campaign, and has never run for office, yet currently he ranks in the top fiver of a very crowded GOP presidential primary field, on par with actual GOP politicians such as former Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Sen. Lindsey Graham. When it comes to momentum of supporters, his lack of government experience poses no threat, in fact, it’s revered.

It was Carson that stood up at last year’s National Prayer breakfast and criticized President Obama while inches apart from one another. For this, Carson is glorified as the next great conservative right messiah.

The following is my comments on Ben Carson’s offensive remarks.

  • No Muslim should ever become US President

Perhaps Ben Carson thinks that the Bill of Rights, which protects freedom of speech, gives him the right to reveal his opinion in all subjects including religious matters. He might think that freedom of speech means that people should be able to say what they wish, whenever they wish, heedless of people around them.

Freedom of speech is a precious right that must be guarded carefully. But what happens when that right is used to feed religious intolerance, and Islamophobia, that is already spreading like cancer across the United States?

While some statements may not immediately be the direct cause of a specific act of violence, they spread seeds of intolerance and anger that lead to legitimizing and accepting acts of bigotry and hate, like the “Burn a Koran day” that took place in Florida, the desecration of mosques, physical attacks against Muslims including women and children. As a result, the public slowly becomes inured to Islamophobic actions and statements.

Ben Carson should have known that free speech has not always been a guaranteed right for anyone to say anything that crosses his or her minds. There are limits of minimum social decency that must not be surpassed.

It’s unimaginable that Carson as a GOP presidential candidate is resorting to fear mongering to benefit his campaign, and every American should be disturbed that this national figure is engaging in blatant acts of religious bigotry.

Ben Carson’s statement that Muslims have no right to run for office, is hypocritical, because  with Hannity interview he was asked  “Why do you, Dr. Benjamin Carson, love America?”

He answered: “ Because I think it is a very special nation that was created so that people could be free. And they could be free to believe what they wanted. They could be free to work as hard as they wanted, knowing that their labour would accrue to them and to their family, that there wouldn’t be a lot of people impinging upon their freedom and telling them what they had to do, and that it would be a nation that was representative of the people, and that it would have a government that was representative of the people rather than one that tried to rule the people.”

So the man appreciates freedom for everybody, but when it comes to Muslims, he denies their right to run for presidency! This I consider an act of glaring hypocrisy because he says what he does not believe.

Bigotry against American Muslims from inside the Republican Party is not a new phenomenon.  Beginning in 2010, Islam became a major wedge issue in partisan politics, fuelled by Republican Congress members like Allen West, Louie Gohmert, Joe Walsh, Michelle Bachmann and supported by former House speaker and one-time presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

Because their heads are devoid of any meaningful plans for their voters, Politicians across the country, and especially Republicans, have made their careers by vilifying and spewing hate against Muslims.

Ben Carson reminds me of another black Republican – Allen West. During his two-year tenure in Congress, West earned a reputation as not only one of the House’s most brash members, but also its top Islamophobe.

Allen West is still surprised that Florida’s voters have kicked him out of Congress after only two years. West’s loss should be a lesson to Ben Carson who is using bigotry to his political advantage.

Ben Carson talks about Muslims as if they were rejected from their own society, and he is an accepted citizen due to his position as a GOP candidate for presidency.

This pathetic social climber who gave himself the right to humiliate Muslims and the Koran thinks that he is free to express his evil views about innocent Muslims.

But deep in his heart, the arrogant Ben Carsen knew for sure that he had been disrespected by many at an inhumane level. Through the course of his life, white supremacy must have injured him in many ways, and manifested itself in the complex inferiority Carson now has. Attacking Muslims in such a despicable way is manifestation of such inferiority complex.

As it seems, Ben Carson is very ignorant of history. He does not know that the Muslims he defames are the ones who created a civilization that successfully ruled the world for 1000 years and made him a civilized human. He does not know that the Muslims are the best community that has ever been brought forth for the good of humankind.

The Muslim nation has not been constituted to become just another nation among nations, to compete with others to advance its interests; it has been raised for all humankind. It is the best community because it guides to the way of Allah the Creator.

Allah says in the Koran:

You are the best nation ever brought forth to men, bidding to honour, and forbidding dishonour, and believe in Allah (Al-Imran, 110).

The Muslims were charged with this responsibility because of their competence. They were the best people in terms of character and morals and had developed in theory and in practice the qualities essential for truly righteous leadership, namely the spirit and practical commitment to promoting good and suppressing evil and the acknowledgement of the One True God Allah as their Lord and Master. In view of the task entrusted to them, they had to become conscious of their responsibilities and avoid the mistakes committed by their predecessors. Islam therefore lives, not for itself, but for humankind.

The Koran Carson denies, serves as an instruction book for humanity, a type of handbook on life from the One who created life. Practicing Muslims use this book as a standard for correct thought and action because they have a firm belief that Allah, the Creator, knows what is best for His creation. In 17:9 of the Koran Allah says, “Verily this Koran does guide to that which is most right”.

With this great religion, Muslims ruled the world with equity, justice and good conscious for 1000 years. In all the nations they opened or lived in, they spread the virtues of the Koran. They spread spirituality, righteousness, kindness and justice. They keep in remembrance the name of their Lord and devote themselves to Him whole-heartedly. He is the Lord of the East and the West – there is no god but He.

The irresponsible statement of Ben Carson shows clearly that he looks at Muslims as outcasts rejected by their society! But Carson should stand in awe of the Muslims because they have behind them a glorious heritage, a golden age of 1000 years of civilization that showered the whole world with science, genuine thoughts and wonderful developments, whereas America at that time was still living in darkness.

Ben Carson must understand that he owes his humanity and intellectuality – if he has any – to the Islamic civilization that filled the world with high morality, science and jurisprudence. The achievement of Muslims in all fields is what made Ben Carson human.

Now let’s see the civilization of those whom Ben Carson thinks they are not fit for presidency. Let’s see the Muslim achievements that shaped the modern world and taught men like Ben Carson how to be civilized humans.

The period from the death of Muhammad – peace be upon him – through the 16th Century marks the glorious days of the Islamic Empire. It was a period of commerce, industry and intra-cultural synergies and a flourishing of the sciences, art, medicine and architecture. It was the epitome of what civilization should be. Islam carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment. The Muslims developed the order of algebra; magnetic compass and tools of navigation; they were mastery of pens and printing; and showed how disease spreads and how it can be healed.

The global civilization created by Islam succeeded in activating the minds and thoughts of the people who entered its fold. Because of Islam, the nomadic Arabs became torchbearers of science and learning. The Persians, who had created a great civilization before the rise of Islam, produced even more science and learning in the Islamic period than before, the same can be said of the Turks and other peoples who embraced Islam. The religion of Islam was itself responsible for not only the creation of a world civilization in which people of many different ethnic backgrounds participated, but it also played a central role in developing intellectual and cultural life on a scale not seen before.

Whilst the Age of Islam was a time of intellectualism and scientific, social and philosophical advances, the greatest contribution to the world was Islamic medicine. The Islamic scholars gathered vast amounts of information, from around the known world, adding their own observations and developing techniques and procedures that would form the basis of modern medicine. In the history of medicine, Islamic medicine stands out as the period of greatest advance, certainly before the technology of the Twentieth Century.

Islam therefore is a religion for all people from whatever race or background they might be: Islamic civilization is based on a unity, which stands completely against any racial or ethnic discrimination. Such major racial and ethnic groups as the Arabs, Persians, Turks, Africans, Indians, Chinese and Malays in addition to countless smaller units embraced Islam and contributed to the building of Islamic civilization.

These are the Muslims whom Ben Carson belittle and despise. Muslims do not spread lesbianism, homosexuality, sex outside marriage , gambling, wine, pork, as we see in the American society. On the contrary, they spread self-restraint, piety and god-fearing. The American society must learn decency from the pious attitude of Muslims and reform itself accordingly.

These are the Muslims whom Ben Carson treats as outcasts. These are the Muslims whom Ben Carson wants to deprive from their right to run for presidency!

Ben Carson must understand that every Muslim in his country is the result of a great civilization that benefitted the world. At that time, Ben Carson’s ancestors were living in the primitive Turkana tribe in Kenya and Tanzania, then shipped to work as slaves in the cotton plantations of the white Americans.

Muslims were able to create a continental super-state that stretched from ocean to ocean and from northern climes to tropics and deserts. Within its dominion lived hundreds of millions of people, of different creeds and ethnic origins. Arabic, the language of the Koran, became the universal language of much of the world, the bridge between the peoples of a hundred lands. Its armies were made up of people of many nationalities, and its military protection allowed peace and prosperity that had never been known before.

Ben Carson should be indebted to this civilization, because its gifts are very much a part of the world’s heritage. The technology Carson is enjoying now would not have existed without the contributions of Arab mathematicians.

The Muslim civilization was a leadership that harnessed the full capabilities of a very diverse population-that included Christianity, Islamic, and Jewish traditions. This kind of enlightened leadership that nurtured culture, sustainability, diversity and courage led to 1000 years of invention and prosperity.

Ben Carson – you anti-Muslim hate monger – take your hat off and bow respectfully to your American Muslim brothers, because they carry the verbatim Word of Allah. They may teach you something that may break down your stubborn arrogance. They may teach you how to avoid insults, lies, backbiting, or saying something evil to others. They may show you how to spread goodness and virtues among people. They may show you how to restrain your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking falsehood and deceit.

Now let us see what the American heritage had to offer to humanity. There is no American heritage that benefitted the world, but rather a very young history dealing mainly with a struggle to build a new nation. This very young history turns around native American society on the eve of British colonization; Britain in the new world and its colonies; African Americans in the British new world; the declaration of independence; the American revolution; and drafting and ratifying the constitution.

The formation of sovereign states in the New World begins with the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776, i.e. the age of America  is about 230 years only.

The formation of America was based on European refugees who fled to the new world escaping the church persecution. America was also formed on Indian genocide. The European settlers who fled to America deliberately annihilated American Indian populations.

European expansion into North America – whether to find gold, escape religious persecution or start a new life – led to the destruction of Native American livelihoods. Colonists in search of gold staged violent ambushes on tribal villages, fuelling animosity with natives. Several wars broke out between tribes and American settlers, which led to large deaths tolls, land dispossession, oppression and blatant racism.

Among the individual acts of genocide perpetrated by the American settlers during their colonization of the Americas are:

Columbus’s voyages; Trail of Tears; Sand Creek Massacre; Wounded Knee Massacre; Gnadenhutten Massacre.

Estimates of the pre-Colombian population vary widely, though uncontroversial studies place the figure for North, Central and South America at a combined 50 million to 100 million, with scholarly estimates of 2 million to 18 million for North America alone. An estimated 80% to 90% of this population died after the arrival of Europeans, overwhelmingly from factors which deniers of genocide argue were beyond most human control — e.g., smallpox epidemics. Europeans, especially the Spanish conquistadors, also killed thousands deliberately.

By the time Christopher Columbus reached the Caribbean in 1492, historians estimate that there were 10 million indigenous peoples living in U.S. territory, but by 1900, the number had reduced to less than 300,000.

The “Indian Removal” policy was implemented to “clear” land for white settlers. Removal was more than another assault on American Indians’ land titles. Insatiable greed for land remained a primary consideration.

The Indian Removal Act began in 1830. Forced marches at bayonet-point to relocation settlements resulted in high mortality rates. The infamous removal of the Five Civilized Tribes — the Choctaws, Creeks, Chickasaws, Cherokees, and Seminoles — is a dismal page in United States history. By the 1820’s the Cherokees, who had established a written constitution modelled after the United States Constitution, a newspaper, schools, and industries in their settlements, resisted removal. In 1938, the federal troops evicted the Cherokees. Approximately four thousand Cherokees died during the removal process because of poor planning by the United States Government. This exodus to Indian Territory is known as the Trail of Tears. More than one hundred thousand American Indians eventually crossed the Mississippi River under the authority of the Indian Removal Act.

The formation of America was also based on slavery. The Africans were brought by force from Africa and shipped under dire conditions to work as slaves in the cotton plantations of the whites. The arrogant Ben Carson knows of course that his ancestors were part of them.

When captive Africans first set foot in North America, they found themselves in the midst of a thriving slave society. During most of the 17th and 18th centuries, slavery was the law in every one of the 13 colonies, North and South alike, and was employed by its most prominent citizens, including many of the founders of the new United States. The importation of slaves was provided for in the U.S. Constitution, and continued to take place on a large scale even after it was made illegal in 1808.

The level of slave exports grew from about 36,000 a year during the early 18th century to almost 80,000 a year during the 1780s.

Approximately 11,863,000 Africans were shipped across the Atlantic, with a death rate during the Middle Passage reducing this number by 10-20 percent. As a result, between 9.6 and 10.8 million Africans arrived in the Americas.

About 500,000 Africans were imported into the U.S. between 1619 and 1807–or about 6 percent of all Africans forcibly imported into the Americas. About 70 percent arrived directly from Africa.

When Africans were taken from their homes and forced into slavery, they were separated from mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers and were torn from extensive kinship networks. Enslaved in the British colonies of North America or the free states of the American Union, the ability of Africans to re-establish nuclear families and familial support systems depended on many factors including the needs and desires of the slave owner.

Right now, America is facing an overwhelming financial disaster. In 2004, the federal debt was $7.3 trillion. This rose to $10 trillion when the housing bubble burst four years later. Today it exceeds $18 trillion and is projected to approach $21 trillion by 2019.

More disastrous is the fact that both China and the IMF have been pushing to make the Chinese yuan a global reserve currency.

For the last 15 years, the U.S. dollar has been marching slowly toward total destruction at the hands of China. If the yuan becomes a global reserve currency, inflation in the U.S. will skyrocket, putting Americans in dire financial jeopardy. Bank accounts will be obliterated. Unemployment will be the norm. Urban unrest will grip the country. Millions of lives will be ruined.

Well Ben Carson, this is the bloody heritage of your country, and this is the terrible financial crisis your country is facing right now, let alone the social ills the American society is suffering from e.g.  racism; religious intolerance; discrimination  against culture, age, sex, religion, race;  standard of living – between the poor & rich; health care ; homelessness; unemployment; inflation;  skyrocketing debt; poverty and welfare, violence, possession of arms; shooting in schools; abortion; sex abuse; drugs; prostitution; lesbianism; homosexuality; hate speech; illegal immigration, money laundering, etc.

Ben Carson, instead of attacking American Muslims and their religion do care about America. Your nation rots from the inside out. America is now on the edge of real national self-destruction. The future of America will be either a national revival or total destruction. America needs a man to save her from collapse. Are you the right man, or just a laughingstock, a clown dancing on the ladder of politics?

During the past few generations, Americans have witnessed the collapse of moral and ethical values unlike any time in her history. Americans are looking at the very strong probability of economic collapse, unless there is a tremendous change.

Can you do the change with this empty head of yours? Your words to the press in economy, politics, and social welfare, are insipid, absurd, void, shallow and meaningless.

Is that your attainment of knowledge?

Ben Carson is a Preacher of hate. He threatens the American solidarity by engaging in a culture war just to garner votes. He must be rejected and marginalized. His mission to polarize the American society must not be allowed.

Based on the principles of the Bill of Rights, which allows the right to freedom of religion and to free speech and the due process of law, and due to Muslims’ perfect moral integrity, I strongly recommend that Muslims should be President of the United States.

2- In a new interview with CNN, Carson went a step further and said Muslims should denounce the Koran to have his support.

“I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam,” Carson told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “If they are not willing to reject sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Koran. If they are not willing to reject that, and subject that to American values and the Constitution, then of course, I would.”

This ignorant hate monger must have been out of his senses when he uttered such a despicable statement.

Ben Carson wants Muslims to desert their Sharia in order to support them for presidency. It is exactly as if saying to the Jews to abandon the halakha, and the Christians to abandon the Christian canon!  What an oppressive price he put in order for Muslims to become President! He wants Muslims to blaspheme against their Lord and become renegades in order to sit in the While House.

Carson’s statement about rejecting the Koran as a divine Book shows clearly that he thinks that the Bible is the only true Book that should be relied on whereas the Koran is not, but in fact, the opposite is true.

Because of his ignorance of the Koran, and what it entails, he gave himself the right to attack the Holy Book of Muslims without knowledge. If Carson had read the Koran he would have known that the Koran came also as a Warner to the Christians! This was because the Christians corrupted their Book and invented peculiar dogmas in their religion, which angered the Creator. They deviated from the original teachings of the Gospel and worshiped Jesus instead of God. The Koran came therefore to restore the true monotheistic Message of Jesus and warns the Christians of a severe chastisement if they do not go back to the real monotheistic Message of Allah.

Religion with Allah has always been Islam and no other. A large number of people have a big misconception that Islam is a new religion that came into existence 1400 years ago and Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him – is its founder. Islam is not a new religion; it was given to Adam and all other Prophets including Noah, Enoch, Abraham, Isaak, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Jesus, and the seal of the prophets Muhammad. Their Message was the same; Allah is One and is to be worshipped alone without associating with Him any partners. Worshiping Allah as the One God must be crowned with piety and good deeds as mentioned in the Holy Books and the traditions of the prophets.

Jesus preached monotheism (Tawheed in Arabic) and never Trinity.

In John 17:3 –

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent.”

In Mark 12:28-30 –

“And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, ‘Which is the first commandment of all?’ And Jesus answered him: ‘The first of all the commandments is; hear O Israel, the Lord thy God is One Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord, thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.’”

In Mark 12:32 –

“And the scribe said unto him, ‘Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is One God; and there is none other but He.’ ”

In these verses, Jesus (peace be upon him) himself had testified that Allah is the One God, there is none other than Him, and that whoever believes in His Oneness, he is near the Kingdom of Allah. Therefore, whoever associates partners with Allah or believes in the Trinity is far away from the Kingdom of Allah, and whoever is far away from the Kingdom of Allah he is the enemy of Allah, and he is doomed to Hell.

Allah is One, His Message is one; yet how people’s perversity transforms truth into falsehood, religion into superstition!

The Koran rejected all the distorted dogmas the Christians invented in their religion i.e., the Trinity, vicarious atonement, crucifixion, and original sin.

The Koran stated that Jesus, the son of Mary was sent to guide the Children of Israel with a new Scripture, the Injîl or Gospel. The Koran stated that Jesus was born to Mary as the result of virginal conception, a miraculous event, which occurred by the decree of Allah. To aid to his ministry to the Jewish people, Jesus was given the ability to perform miracles with the permission of Allah rather than of his own power. According to the Koran, Jesus although appeared to have been crucified, was not killed by crucifixion or by any other means; instead Allah raised him unto Himself. Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus was considered a Muslim (i.e., one who submits to the will of Allah), as he preached that his followers should adopt the straight path as commanded by Allah. Islam rejects the Trinitarian Christian view that Jesus was God incarnate or the son of God, that he was ever crucified or resurrected, or that he ever atoned for the sins of humankind. The Koran said that Jesus himself never claimed any of these things, and it furthermore indicated that Jesus would deny having ever claimed divinity at the last Judgment and God will vindicate him.

The Koran emphasized that Jesus was a mortal human being who, like all other prophets, had been divinely chosen to deliver Allah’s Message of monotheism (Tawheed). The Koran forbade the association of partners with Allah, emphasizing a strict notion of monotheism (Tawheed).

The Koran says in this respect:

“When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: ‘Now I have come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which you dispute. Therefore, fear God and obey me. God, He is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him — this is a Straight Way.’ But sects from among themselves fell into disagreement. So woe to the wrongdoers, from the penalty of a Grievous Day!” (Az-Zukhruf, 63-65).

All the books the Christians have today did not come from God or from Jesus. With regard to the Gospels that the Christians have, there are four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Luke and Mark did not see Jesus; rather he was seen by Matthew and John.

These four accounts that the Christians call the Gospel, were written by these men after the Messiah had been taken up into heaven. They did not say that they are the word of God or that the Messiah conveyed them from God, rather they narrated some of the words of the Messiah and some of his deeds and miracles.

The four Gospels of Marks, Luke, Matthew and John are much more divergent and different by addition and omission than the Torah. They disobeyed the rulings of the Torah and the Injîl in so many things they legalized for themselves.

Most fervent Christians of all varieties believe that the Bible, especially the New Testament, while written down by human beings, is the inspired written words of God. But whatever may be said about how the originals of the Biblical books came to be written, unfortunately we do not have those original copies of any of the books of the Bible, not even the New Testament. What we do have are multiple generations of error-ridden copies of those originals.

Unlike Judaism or Islam, for the first three centuries of its existence, Christianity was an illegal and fugitive religion. What copying or translation of the original documents took place was usually done by amateurs, in far from ideal circumstances, however diligent and devote the copies themselves undoubtedly were. This unprofessional copying continued throughout the first 330 years before Christianity became the state religion under Constantine. About 5,700 Greek manuscripts of the Bible survive today, even though some manuscripts only contain small fragments of the texts. Of these texts, only ten contain the full Bible as we know it today, and only four of these are earlier than the tenth century!

The two oldest copies of almost the full Bible as we know it are the Codex Sinaiiticus and Codex Vaticanus, held in the British library and the Vatican library, respectively. The latter may be one of the Bibles commissioned to be made by the Emperor Constantine. In neither of these texts does the story of Jesus and the woman taken in adultery (John 8) appear, showing that this account was inserted into the Bible for the first time at least 300 years after the event is said to have taken place, and some 250 years after the Gospel into which it was inserted was written.

In that collection of 5,700 manuscripts some scholars estimate that there are as many as 400,000 places where the manuscripts are at variance with each other, or as one noted Biblical scholar expressed it, there are more variations of the texts of the New Testament than there are words in the New Testament.

We also know from early Christian references that there were several other letters written by the New Testament authors that did not survive, such as Paul’s Third Letter to the Corinthians.

Some of these variations in the New Testament text are simply accidents of scribal copying. Some were deliberate changes to accommodate different theological points of view, or to ensure that sacred scripture correspond to the teaching of the early church. Good examples are the changes made in relation to the debate about whether Jesus was divine or human or combination of both, vicarious atonement, the concept of the Trinity, original sin, the status of women in the early church, and there are several others.

At the dawn of the 21st century there were more than sixty English translations of the New Testament scriptures in print . The King James Version of the Bible has rightly been beloved for centuries by Christian believers all throughout the English speaking world. Unfortunately the King James Bible, it is a translation of one of the most corrupted of the Greek texts that have survived (1)

If it is true that the fourth century Roman Church severely altered the written word of the scriptures, then it is necessary for the modern believer to search out the facts. People must open their minds and search for the truth.

If Satan is the god of darkness, then it is Satan who seduces Christians into believing that their current scriptures were protected from being altered. The historical evidence shows conclusively that this is not the case — and the Bible no longer represents the original form of the text (2).

All people who consider themselves to be sincere believers today had better rethink their position with respect to the purity with which the scriptures has been preserved.

The Bible admits its own corruption by the scribes who wrote down and copied the different chapters of the Old Testament. First Moses warns the people of Israel that the Covenant, heaven and earth would be against them because they are very stubborn, Deuteronomy 31:24-29. He predicted that the Jews, who refused to obey him while he was with them, would become evil and corrupt. Then in the Revised Standard Version, Jeremiah 8:8, God asked Jeremiah to tell the people of Judah:

Jeremiah 8:8 – “How can you say, ‘We [the Jews] are wise, for we have the Law of the Lord.’ when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?”

This is an obvious statement from Prophet Jeremiah that the scribes corrupted the Bible. They claim that the Bible says that they are wise, but they are liars.

We also read:

Cornithians 11: 13-15 – For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

Revelation 2:2 – I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them, which are evil: and thou hast tried them, which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.

Mathew 23: 13 -“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.”

The American theologian professor and New Testament Department Manager; Bart Ehrman who studied the Bible for 20 years says: “The Bible we now use can’t be the inerrant word of God.” Then says: “When people ask me if the Bible is the word of God I answer which Bible?”

This time, Allah the Lord of creation, has decided to guard His last divine Revelation from corruption.

Out of His mercy, and because Allah means no injustice to any of His servants, He sent Muhammad, the seal of the Prophets with the Koran – the last Testament to the world.This is confirmed by the noble verse: ‘’We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption). (Al-Hijr, 9) .

It is He who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may uplift it above every religion, though the unbelievers be averse (Al-Najm, 91).

The Koran is the only unchangeable Book that has been transmitted to the entire world exactly as it was first descended upon Muhammad peace be upon him. The millions of the Koran copies around the world are typically identical.

After nearly six hundred years from Jesus, Allah sent Muhammad – and for the last time – to make clear to the Jews and the Christians the facts and to help them abandon imagination so that they cannot later on claim innocence and say, ‘No one came to us in the capacity of a spectacle and a warning.

People of the Book, now there has come to you our Messenger, making things clear to you, upon an interval between the Messengers lest you should say, ‘There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings, neither any Warner.’ Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of good tidings and a Warner; Allah is powerful over everything (Al-Maidah, 19).

Now we have the Koran, a Book containing divine wisdom and guidance to true salvation. A Book that brought good tidings to the believers that Allah is One, and a severe warning to the polytheists, idolaters and disbelievers. The Koran is one unified Book that is not subject to change by curtailments and additions. A Book that is well guarded by Allah until the Day of Resurrection, an unchangeable Book that stood the test of time. The Koran is a decisive Message and no pleasantry, a Book that we must read thoroughly to know the ultimate truth.

Allah says in the Koran:

What, do they desire another religion than Allah’s, and to Him has surrendered whoso in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him they shall be returned?
Say: ‘We believe in Allah, and that which has been sent down on us (the Koran), and the Tribes, and in that which was given to Moses and Jesus, and the Prophets of their Lord; we make no division between any of them, and to him we surrender’ (in Islam).

Whoso desires another religion than Islam, it shall not be accepted of him; in the next world he shall be among the losers (Al-Imrân 83-85).

Now we are asked to listen to the proclamation of Muhammad’s universal mission. We contemplate no longer after this, partial truths. It is not now a question of saving Israel from the bondage of Egypt, nor teaching Midian the ethics of business, nor reclaiming the people of Lute from sexual sin or Thamûd from the sin of oppression in power, or Ăd from arrogance or ancestor-worship. Now are set forth plainly the issues of life and death, the final Message of Allah, the One universal God to all mankind.

The Message states clearly that the religion with Allah is only Islam. Allah is One and He is to be worshipped alone without associating with Him any partners, i.e. Islam. This is the only religion that Allah will accept from His servants on the Day of Resurrection .

As the Koran states:

Say: ‘O mankind, I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, of Him to whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. There is no god but He. He gives life and makes to die. Believe then in Allah, and His Messenger, the Prophet of the common folk, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him; haply so you will be guided (Al-A’râf, 158).

The Muslim position is clear. The Muslim does not claim to have a religion peculiar to him. Islam is not a sect or an ethnic religion. In its view, all religion is one, for the truth is one. It was the religion preached by all earlier Prophets. It was the truth taught by all inspired Books. In essence, it amounts to a consciousness of the will and plan of Allah and a joyful submission to that will and plan. If anyone wants a religion other than that, he is false to his own nature, and he is false to Allah’s will and plan. Such a one cannot expect guidance, for he has deliberately renounced guidance  (3).

The mission of Muhammad is therefore clear – to re-establish the oneness of Allah on earth.

The Koran says:

Say: ‘I am commanded only to worship Allah and not to join partners with Him. To Him I call, and to Him is my return.’ (Ar-Ra’d, 13).

Say: ‘I have been commanded to serve Allah making my religion His sincerely; and I have been commanded to be the first of those that surrender.’
Say: ‘Truly I fear, if I should rebel against my Lord, the chastisement of a dreadful Day.’
Say: ‘Allah I serve, making my religion Him sincerely .’(Al-Zumar 11-14).

The one true reality is that Allah is One and not three in one or one in three. Blessed are those who treasured this truth in their souls while still living their life of probation.

The Koran says:

This is a Message to be delivered to mankind that they may be warned by it, and that they may know that He is one God, and that all possessed of mind may remember (Ibrahim, 52).”

Considering this very quality of the Koran, it has been given the name muhaymin (guardian). In order to establish justice and equity, we need a balance and a criterion. Almighty Allah has referred to these two qualities of the Koran in the following verse:

And We have sent down to thee the Book with the truth, confirming the Book that was before it (the Torah of Moses and the Gospel of Jesus), and assuring it. So judge between them according to what Allah has sent down, and do not follow their caprices, to forsake the truth that has come to thee (Al-Maidah, 48).

The Koran therefore, supersedes previous revelations because it came directly from Allah, and is not a second-hand book written by men after the extinction of authentic divine Books. Allah has sent Muhammad the seal of His prophets with the Koran – the religion of Islam, and with it the confession that there is no deity except Allah, that He may cause the religion of Islam to prevail over all religions which came before it until the Day of Judgement, however much the idolaters may be averse that this should be so.

Again, and again, it must be clear in the minds of all people that Allah has sent down the Koran confirming the Scriptures which were revealed before and serving as the Book of reference which does answer any query on matters disputed among the Jews and the Christians, for it is the umpire of all preceding Scriptures, and the decision that is based upon its precepts shall have to be accepted as final.

In other words, the Koran safeguards the former Books for it has preserved within it the teachings of all preceding Books. It watches over these Books in the sense that it will not let their true teachings to be lost. It supports and upholds these Books in the sense that it corroborates the Word of Allah, which has remained intact in them.  It stands as a witness because it bears testimony to the Word of Allah contained in these Books and helps to sort it out from the interpretations and commentaries of the people which were mixed with it: what is confirmed by the Koran is the Word of Allah and what is against it is that of the people.

The Koran says:

It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth that He may uplift it over all religion, even though the idolaters may detest it (Al-Saff, 9).

Ben Carson as well as many hate mongers like him would like to blow out Allah’s Light as it is a cause of offence to them. They wish to put out the light of truth for they are people of darkness; but Allah perfected His Light by descending the Koran upon Muhammad. A light that shone all the brighter and penetrated the hearts of men more and more.

The Korans says:

Their intention is to extinguish Allah’s light with their mouths, but Allah will complete His Light even though the unbelievers may detest it (Al-Saff, 8).

It is therefore clear that Jesus must not be worshiped apart from God or as an associate with Him. Worshiping Jesus apart from Allah is considered in Islam a glaring blasphemy. This also means that God must not be worshipped as a triune god manifested as father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each entity itself being God!

Worshipping Jesus as a man nailed to the cross is a vicious form of idolatry, and worshiping him as a triune god is callous polytheism. On the Day of Resurrection, no servant would stand before Allah to receive his accountability and dare says that he worshiped God as one in three or three in one. The recompense will be roasting in Hell for eternity.

Therefore, if the Christians worship another god than the only God, Allah, then they are in real problem.

Based on the above, how could a Muslim swears on the corrupted bible instead of the pure intact Koran? If Ben Carson will succeed in the race for presidency, I would suggest that he swears on the Koran and not the corrupted Bible, because if he swears on the corrupted bible, his oath will be invalid and worthless.

Ben Carson is proud of being religious. He claims that he is a member of the Seventh-day Adventists church, which upholds the central doctrines of the Trinity and incarnation among other doctrines. But according to the Koran, – the last revelation sent to mankind – Ben Carson should understand that he is on the wrong path. His Gospel is corrupted, his belief is wrong, and he and his like awaits them a terrible chastisement if they don’t follow the only accepted religion in the sight of Allah, Islam.

The Koran does not humanize God, nor does it deify man. The Koran urges people to believe in One God and not to associate partners with Him, to stay away from sins and to lead a life devoted to earning God’s pleasure.

The Koran reminds us of the Day of Judgment and that everyone will taste death and will be held accountable for all his worldly actions and sayings.

Ben Carson, all the despicable words you said about Muslims, and their Koran, are not just words that would evaporate in the air, for they have been already recorded and they will come to your ears while receiving your accountability on the Day of Judgment. You will hear the ugly words you uttered against Allah’s Law, and against His obedient servants.

Read the following:

When the Hour comes, those who follow falsehood will be the losers on that Day. You will see every community kneeling. Every community will be summoned to its record: “Today you will be repaid for what you did. Here is our record that tells the truth about you: We have been recording everything you do.” (Al-Jathiyah, 28-29).

Read also this:

It will be said, ‘Today we shall ignore you just as you ignored your appointment with this Day. The Fire will be your home and no one will help you, because you received Allah’s revelations with ridicule and were deceived by worldly life.’ They will not be brought out from the Fire on that Day, nor will they be given the chance to make amends (Al-Jathiyah, 34-35).

Ben Carson should understand that in the site of Allah he is a disbeliever, because he is a polytheist worshiping God in trinity, and he is an idolater because he worships a man nailed to the cross.

Allah says in the Koran:

They are unbelievers who say, ’God is the Third of Three. No god is there but One God. If they refrain not from what they say, there shall afflict those of them that disbelieve a painful chastisement (Al-Maidah, 73).

Allah also says to those who worship Jesus as God”

Surely, they have disbelieved who say: “Allah is the Messiah son of Mary.” But the Messiah said, “O children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and you Lord.” Verily, whosoever sets up partners (Jesus, Mary, idol, animal, priest, saint, bishiop, nature, etc) [in worship] with Allah, then the Fire will be his abode. And for the wrongdoers (polytheists, idolaters, disbelievers, atheists) there are no helpers (Al-Maidah, 72).

Ben Carson, I would therefore suggest that you revert to Islam the only true religion existing today, and if you are going to be elected president (which I doubt very much) you ought to swear on the Koran, the only pure and intact book existing today in the precise form and content in which it was originally revealed. By doing so, and only so, your oath will be valid and of value.

3 –  Ben Carson referred to taqiyya as a component of sharia that allows, and even encourages Muslims to lie to achieve their goals.

In Carson’s view, Muslims are deceivers; they lie to achieve their goals.

What is Taqiyya?  Does Islam encourage American Muslims to deceive and lie as the unlearned Carson and some ignorant morons claim?

The problem with most Americans and with persons like Ben Carson is that they are ignorant of the Islamic faith because they only hear about it from biased media with agendas. Such illiterate statement coming from a man who is supposed to be President of the United States is a big disgrace.

Taqiyya is an Arabic word that means to hide your faith in times of persecution in order to protect your life and family.  It does not allow one to deceive and lie.  Muslims are allowed to practice Taqiyya when open declaration of their faith leads to death and torture.

A similar teaching can be found in Judaism:  Maimonides, one of the great Jewish Torah scholars, taught that one is allowed to lie about one’s religion in order to save one’s life, and many Jews who were forcibly baptized in medieval Christian Europe engaged in the same kind of practice to protect their lives and remain committed to their faith.  Given the very restricted contexts in which such behaviour is allowed in both religions, it would be wrong to accuse Islam or Judaism of actively encouraging believers to deceive others.

Islam commands all Muslims to speak the truth and conduct themselves honestly in personal, political, and professional relationships.  In the Koran, God commands Muslims: “And do not mix the truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth while you know [what it is] (Al-baqarah, 42).

Before God, reality is what counts and not simply outward appearances. If a person is truly loyal to Allah in his heart, but under serious compulsion and to save his own life he utters something against his faith, he will not be punished for this by Allah.

The exception refers to a case like that of Ammar, whose father Yaser and mother Summayya, were subjected to unspeakable tortures for their belief in Islam, but never recanted. Ammar suffering under tortures himself and his mind acted on by the sufferings of his parents, uttered a word construed as recantation, though his heart never wavered and he came back at once to the Prophet, who consoled him for his pain and confirmed his faith.

But those who have changed from the inside and who, under the influence of Satanic doubt, or the pressure of circumstances, have willingly changed their religion are not pardonable.

Allah says in the Koran:

Whoso disbelieves in Allah, after he has believed – excepting him who has been compelled, and his heart is still at rest in his belief – but whosoever’s breast is expanded in unbelief, upon them shall rest anger from Allah, and there awaits them a mighty chastisement (Al-Nahl, 106).

In short, Taqiyya is a mercy from Allah to the believers when are put under the edge of the sword to force them abandon their religion and embrace another faith. Taqiyya is not a deception as the illiterate deceiver Ben Carson said to his people.
4- Ben Carson said “ I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenant of Islam: Sharia Law.”

It is as if Ben Carson thinks that the Sharia is a book of black magic or a book for evil and selfish purposes. His illiteracy reached the extent of not knowing what Sharia is. He is just parroting what he hears from the biased media with agendas directed to tarnish Islam and Muslims.

The westerners think that Sharia is enigmatic and overbearing. They wonder: how can any government dictate what makes a good family? How can a modern government punish someone for choosing a different faith?

They must understand that Islam is not just a religion. Islam is a way of life. For devout Muslims, Islam is life.

Islam has its own law and set of moral guidelines. Islam has its own economic policy.

The Sharia or the Islamic Law is derived from three primary sources:

  • The Koran – This is the Word of Allah. None of the rules of Allah established in the Koran can be changed or modified by man.
  • The Sunnah (Tradition) of Prophet Muhammad – This is mostly contained in the hadith, or stories of the Prophet and his companions. The Hadith explains the Koran and sets forth laws not mentioned in the Koran. Generally speaking, the laws set by Prophet Muhammad are just as valid as the laws set forth in the Koran.
  • Consensus of the Companions of Prophet Muhammad – Most of the major Schools of Thought (Madhdhaab)in Islam accept the Ijma’, or consensus of the companions of Prophet Muhammad as basis for a particular ruling.
  • Individual Opinions of the Companions – If an issue came up, and there was no available consensus from the companions of Prophet Muhammad, the different Madhdhaab (Schools of Thought) would accept any individual companion’s ruling given that it did not violate any of the previous three sources.
  • Qiyas (Analytic Deduction) – If an issue could not be resolved with any of the above sources, then a ruling could be resolved by using Qiyas, or analytic deduction. Using this, Islamic scholars would compare a similar issue that had already been resolved with the current issue at hand in order to come to a ruling.
  • Urf (Local Customs) – If none of the above options could resolve an issue, Islamic scholars would rely on local customs.

The Sharia is not just a crude set of laws derived from ancient texts. It is a code that has worked admirably for many different societies for over a thousand years. And Sharia is still effective in several different nations even today.

It is no coincidence that those societies that still practice Islamic Law tend to have lower crime rates, less drug abuse, and a lower occurrence of sexually transmitted diseases.

The purpose of the Sharia is to protect five important aspects of Islamic society:

  • To protect the religion – Examples are the punishment for Ridda (leaving Islam) and the prohibition on Muslim woman marrying non-Muslim men.
  • To protect individual dignity – Examples are the establishment of Zakat (alms giving) and the prohibition of Riba (interest and usury).
  • To protect life – Examples are the punishment for murder, the establishment of Qisas (retribution for murder), and prohibition of suicide.
  • To protect the family – Examples are rules of marriage, prohibition of fornication and homosexuality, and the punishment for adultery and extra-marital sex.
  • To protect property – Examples are the punishment for theft, and the rules of Islamic business.

Many people think Sharia forces Muslims in America to reject the U.S. Constitution while others openly assert that American Muslims want to replace the U.S. Constitution with Sharia. In reality, this is not true. Sharia actually demands that Muslims follow the law of the land. This command is binding so long as they are not forced to commit an irreligious act or prevented from fulfilling their religious duties. Thankfully, this is not the case in the U.S. because the Constitution protects freedom of religion.

In fact, the U.S. Constitution and Sharia have much in common. The Constitution begins with, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.”

These stipulations are very similar in nature to the objectives of Sharia, as described above. In addition, Sharia is comparable to the laws of other religious communities, such as Jewish customs in terms of dietary restrictions, aspects of ritual purity, and a detailed code of conduct.

As any other faith-based community in America, Muslims may disagree with certain laws enacted by the majority, and may exercise their right to peaceful persuasion, in order to bring about a change. However, this free and peaceful expression of ideas can hardly be deemed a threat, given that the Constitution itself guarantees this right for every individual under the First Amendment. Indeed, a healthy attitude toward differences of opinion is a source of enrichment for the common culture of all Americans.

The Sharia demands that Muslims practice the articles of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and charity, matters that do not conflict with Common Law. However, differences do arise in some matters. For instance, the laws of inheritance in Sharia are distinct from those in Common Law. In this case, Muslims have utilized means provided by the Common Law, such as writing wills in accordance with Sharia, in order to be faithful to their religion while following the law of the land.

Peaceful coexistence is mandated by Sharia. When Muslims live in the U.S., they are doing so while agreeing to follow the law of the land and this agreement is binding upon them according to Sharia. In the Koran, God commands Muslims to fulfil their covenants: “O you who have believed, fulfil (all) contracts.” (5:1) God also commands Muslims, “Fulfil your agreement with them to the end of their term. God loves those who are mindful of Him.” (9:4).

Therefore, attempts to outlaw Sharia are not only absurd; they can potentially alienate millions of peaceful, law-abiding Muslims currently living in America. After all, Sharia safeguards essential rights such as acts of obligatory worship, instructs Muslims regarding their dietary regulations, and encourages them to be pious, truthful, and tolerant individuals. Misguided efforts to outlaw Sharia would in fact impede Muslims from practicing the very basics of their religion, from praying and fasting to consuming food according to Islamic guidelines. Hence, these anti-Sharia bills are far from securing Americans from an impending threat and actually infringe upon the rights of the American Muslim community.

Contrary to its distorted image, Sharia is a comprehensive social and legal system, which is an integral part of a Muslim’s life. Its guiding principles are based on mercy and compassion and its core objectives are designed to achieve benefit and justice, on an individual as well as collective level (4).
The motive force of Islamic ethics in Sharia is the notion that every human being is called to “command the good and forbid the evil” in all spheres of life. In a society where social problems are endemic, Sharia frees humanity to realize its individual potential.

The statement of Ben Carson that Sharia is not compatible with the American constitution shows clearly how the man is so untaught. The divine Sharia is not to be compared with any of man-made laws. Sharia is the reference on which legislators rely on when setting up their laws. Sharia is a divine Law to seek advice and information from.

Divine Sharia is the origin, the root, the source. Other man-made laws are deduction from the source, and have to refer to it.

A majority may not impose its religious values on others, nor limit minority religious rights.  The fact that a majority of Americans do not share the beliefs of a minority faith does not make those beliefs and practices any less protected.  Unless all Americans are assured of religious freedom, the freedom of all Americans is in question.

Many American Muslims, like other religious communities who rely on scriptures and religious principles to guide their life, look upon Sharia as a personal system of morality and identity.  The vast majority of American Muslims see no conflict between their religious obligations and values and the U.S. legal system.

American Muslims are part of one of the most diverse religious groups in the U.S. in terms of ethnicity, socio-economic status, education levels and political affiliation.  For some, adherence to Sharia means keeping some or all of the religious observances, such as prayer, fasting, or charitable giving.  For others, Sharia also affects religious practices and rituals concerning personal matters, such as marriage, divorce, dress, inheritance, business transactions, and property.

American Muslims overwhelmingly support the U.S. Constitution and do not seek to replace it with Sharia or Islamic law.   The vast majority of American Muslims understand Sharia as a personal, religious obligation governing the practice of their faith, not as something American governments should enforce.

Throughout American history, people of many faiths have come to America seeking religious freedom.  Despite periodic outbreaks of nativism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of religious intolerance, America has been home to history’s boldest and most successful experiment in religious liberty.  Faith communities have thrived in America without threatening the rights and freedoms of citizens of other religions or no religion.

More than 200 years after the ratification of the First Amendment, Americans still hold fast to the principles of religious freedom.  Nearly 9-in-10 Americans agree that the United States was founded on the idea of religious freedom for everyone, including the smallest minorities or least popular communities.

Today America’s commitment to religious freedom is tested once again as American Muslims and their institutions increasingly come under attack by those who raise unfounded fears and create confusion about Muslims – or, in some cases, use the violent extremism of a faction as an opportunity to demonize an entire faith.

The Americans of goodwill must join Muslims in combating ignorance and fear with knowledge and compassion. Full religious freedom depends on the courage and commitment of ordinary citizens to stand up for the rights of their fellow citizens.

In the words of the Williamsburg Charter (1988), all Americans should “affirm that a right for one is a right for another and a responsibility for all.  A right for a Protestant is a right for an Orthodox is a right for a Catholic is a right for a Jew is a right for a Humanist is a right for a Mormon is a right for a Muslim is a right for a Buddhist – and for the followers of any other faith within the wide bounds of the republic.” The same guarantee prevails for people with no religion.

5- A lesson to Ben Carson about the religious tolerance of Thomas Jefferson the founding father of the American constitution – how Jefferson dealt with the Koran the source of Sharia

Among the nearly 6500 books Jefferson sold to the Congress Library was a two volume English translation of the Koran. The presence of this Koran, first in Jefferson’s private library and later in the Library of Congress, prompts the questions why Jefferson purchased this book, what use he made of it, and why he included it in his young nation’s repository of knowledge.

These questions are all the more pertinent in light of assertions by some present-day commentators that Jefferson purchased his Koran in the 1780’s in response to conflict between the US and the “Barbary states” of North Africa–today Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. That was a conflict Jefferson followed closely– indeed, in 1786, he helped negotiate a treaty with Morocco, the United States’ first treaty with a foreign power. Then, it was relations with Algeria that were the most nettlesome, as its ruler demanded the payment of tribute in return for ending semi official piracy of American merchant shipping. Jefferson staunchly opposed tribute payment.

In this context, such popular accounts claim, Jefferson was studying the Koran to better understand these adversaries, in keeping with the adage “know thy enemy.” However, when we look more closely at the place of this copy of the Koran in Jefferson’s library–and in his thinking– and when we examine the context of this particular translation, we see a different story.

Sifting through the records of the Virginia Gazette, through which Jefferson ordered many of his books, the scholar Frank Dewey discovered that Jefferson bought this copy of the Koran around 1765, when he was still a student of law at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. This quickly refutes the notion that Jefferson’s interest in Islam came in response to the Barbary threat to shipping. Instead, it situates his interest in the Koran in the context of his legal studies–a conclusion that is consistent with his shelving of it in the section on jurisprudence.

Jefferson’s legal interest in the Koran was not without precedent. There is of course the entire Islamic juridical tradition of religious law (Sharia) based on Koranic exegesis, but Jefferson had an example at hand that was closer to his own tradition: The standard work on comparative law during his time was Of the Law of Nature and Nations, written by the German scholar Samuel von Pufendorf and first published in 1672. As Dewey shows, Jefferson studied Pufendorf’s treatise intensively and, in his own legal writings, cited it more frequently than any other text. Pufendorf’s book contains numerous references to Islam and to the Koran. Although many of these were disparaging–typical for European works of the period–on other occasions Pufendorf cited Koranic legal precedents approvingly, including the Koran’s emphasis on promoting moral behaviour, its proscription of games of chance and its admonition to make peace between warring countries. As Kevin Hayes, another eminent Jefferson scholar, writes: “Wanting to broaden his legal studies as much as possible, Jefferson found the Koran well worth his attention.”

“We the General Assembly of Virginia do enact that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities”(From the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, ratified 1786; drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1777).

In 1777, the year after he drafted the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was tasked with excising colonial legacies from Virginia’s legal code. As part of this undertaking, he drafted a bill for the establishment of religious freedom, which was enacted in 1786. In his autobiography, Jefferson recounted his strong desire that the bill not only should extend to Christians of all denominations but should also include “within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan [Muslim], the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination.”

These attitudes again came into conflict with Jefferson’s vision in 1788, when the states voted to ratify the United States Constitution. One of the matters at issue was the provision–now Article vi, Section 3–that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” Some Anti- Federalists singled out and opposed this ban on religious discrimination by painting a hypothetical scenario in which a Muslim could become president. On the other side of the argument, despite their frequent opposition to Jefferson on other matters, the Federalists praised and drew on Jefferson’s vision of religious tolerance in supporting uncircumscribed rights both to faith and to elected office for all citizens. As the historian, Denise Spellberg shows in her examination of this dispute among delegates in North Carolina, in the course of these constitutional debates “Muslims became symbolically embroiled in the definition of what it meant to be American citizen.

American voters have, actually, elected two Muslims to Congress since the 9/11 attacks. Democrats Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Andre Carson of Indiana.

Keith Ellison is a Muslim. He was sworn to serve in the House of Representatives as a United States Congressman after being elected  from the 5th district of Minnesota.

He demanded use of—and received permission from the Library of Congress to use—Thomas Jefferson’s own personal copy of the Koran on which to swear his oath of allegiance to the Constitution at the inauguration ceremony.

The Library of Congress loaned out Jefferson’s rare copy of the first English language translation of the Koran ever made directly from the Arabic text.

Ben Carson, hadn’t read the constitution and the history around it to understand that the founder of the American constitution used the Koranic principles in shaping it, and that his attack on the Koran and the Sharia, is against the freedom of religion the constitution stated?

If he had read the constitution, he would have abstained from uttering such ignorant statements, which angered Muslims around the world. How come that he wants to be President and he doesn’t know the articles of his constitution?

6The mind-set of Ben Carson is shaped by the hostile views of the Republicans towards Islam

Ben Carson represents the bigots who have infused American politics with virulent anti-Muslim sentiment. The racism and despicable bigotry Ben Carson showed towards American Muslims and their religion has its roots in his political and religious background.

Ben Carson officially changed his party affiliation from independent back to Republican, in order to run for presidency in 2016. Before that, he did not embrace the political beliefs of the Republican Party. As soon as he joined the Republican Party he became in no time a staunch candidate of its policy and ideologies.
In my view, this act is highly hypocritical, and an act of distasteful opportunism. The man found the Republican Party a ladder to the presidency.

By joining the Republican Party Carson became affiliated to the Christian Right, the Tea Party, the neoconservatives, the Evangelicals and the Judeo-Christian coalition. The Republican Party or what is known as GOP is affiliated to one or more of these political and religious entities.

All these parties are known by their enmity to Islam. Therefore, when Ben Carson joined them, they taught him the poisonous ideology that Islam is an evil religion and that it is beneficial to bash Muslims to garner some extra votes.

Let us identify the nature of each of these hostile entities.

  • The Christian Right

The Christian right or religious right is a term used – mainly in the United States of America – to label right wing Christian political factions that are characterized by their strong support of socially conservative policies. Christian conservatives principally seek to apply their understanding of the teachings of Christianity to politics and to public policy by proclaiming the value of those teachings or by seeking to use those teachings to influence law and public policy (5).

  • Judeo-Christian coalition

The Christian Right joined force with the Zionists and formed the Judeo-Christian coalition. Judeo-Christian is a term used to encompass common beliefs of Christianity and Judaism. The term is now most likely to be used by liberals in connection with discussions of Muslim and Islamic inclusion in America, and renewed debate about the separation of church and state.

The coalition is joining conservative-minded Jewish people who are active on behalf of the same core beliefs. The detractors to this alliance disparagingly refer to the Christians as the “Religious Right” and to the Jewish people as “Right-Wing Jews”.

It is used more than ever by some Conservative thinkers and journalists, who use it to discuss the Islamic threat to America, the dangers of muliculturalism, and moral decay in a materialist, secular age.

  • Neoconservatives

The term “neoconservative” refers to those who made the ideological journey from New Deal liberalism to the camp of American conservatism. Neoconservatives Typically advocate the promotion of democracy and promotion of American national interest in international affairs, including by means of military force, and are known for espousing disdain for communism and for political radicalism (6).

Neo-conservatism (commonly shortened to neocon) is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among Democrats who became disenchanted with the party’s domestic and especially foreign policy. Many of its adherents became politically famous during the Republican presidential administrations of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Neoconservatives peaked in influence during the administrations of George W Bush and Tony Blair, when they played a major role in promoting and planning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Prominent neoconservatives in the Bush administration included Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton, Elliot Abrams, Ricjard Perle, and Paul Bremer. Senior officials Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, while not identifying themselves as neoconservatives, listened closely to neoconservative advisers regarding foreign policy, especially the defense of Israel, the promotion of democracy in the Middle East, and the build-up of American military forces to achieve these goals. The neocons had little influence in the Obama White House, but neo-conservatism remains a staple in Republican Party arsenal.

  • Evangelical Christianity

Evangelicalism, Evangelical Christianity, or Evangelical Protestantism is a worldwide, trans denominational movement within Protestant Christianity, maintaining that the essence of the Gospel consists in the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ’s atonement.

Evangelicals are Christians who believe in the centrality of the conversion or “born again” experience in receiving salvation, believe in the authority of the Bible as God’s revelation to humanity and have a strong commitment to evangelism or sharing the Christian message (7).

  • The Tea PartyThe Tea Party movement is an American political movement known for its conservative positions and its role in the Republican Party. Members of the movement have called for a reduction of the S. national debt and federal budget deficit.  by reducing government spending. In addition, they have also called for lowering taxes. The movement opposes government-sponsored universal healthcare and has been described as a mixture of liberation, populists, and conservative activists. It has sponsored multiple protests and supported various political candidates since 2009. Various polls have found that slightly over 10% of Americans identify as members.

The movement began following Barack Obama’s first presidential inauguration in January 2009 when his administration announced plans to give financial aid to bankrupt homeowners.

The Tea Party protested against Obama’s agenda and a series of protests took place, including the 2009 taxpayer march on Washington. Supporters of the movement subsequently had a major impact on the internal politics of the Republican Party (8).

It is clear then that these political and religious entities influence the political and religious policies of the American administrations, especially when it is realized that most of the Republicans are affiliated to these entities.

But what is the attitude of these organizations and entities towards American Muslims and the religion of Islam in general?

The religious Right has had a much more direct and damaging influence on U.S. foreign policy. The millions of Evangelicals, who believe in the dispensational pre- millennialism, are sometimes called Christian Zionists. They believe that the cataclysmic events heralding the second coming of Christ will all happen in the territory of Biblical Israel, the territory that stretches from the Nile to the Euphrates. This land, they claim, was covenanted by God to the Jews and must be reclaimed by Israel (by Kicking all the Palestinians out of Palestine) before the second coming can happen and before Jesus can build his kingdom in Jerusalem. Many Christian Zionists even believe that the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, one of Islam’s holiest sites, must be destroyed as a pre-condition for Christ’s return.

Because of the strength of their numbers, and their passionate commitment to Israel, the Christian Zionists have become an extraordinarily powerful force on Israel’s behalf—in many ways even more powerful than AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs lobby.

Over the past 22 years, the Christian Zionists have created literally dozens of pro-Israel organizations, notably the Stand for Israel Movement and CIPAC, the Christian Israel Public Action Committee.

They raise each year around two hundred millions of dollars to sponsor Jewish immigration to Israel, and to expand Israeli settlements on the West bank and the Golan heights. These too are pre-conditions in the eyes of pre-milleniallists for the End-Days to unfold and for Judgment Day to happen.

Many Christian Zionists feel that Palestinians should simply be brushed aside by destiny, and be transferred to Jordan or some other Arab country.

The huge donations the Religious Right give Israel each year for building settlements on the Palestinian land, results in occupying the Palestinian land by force, demolishing their houses, expelling Palestinian families to barren lands and keep them there without shelter, and then those who oppose such evil treatment are killed without mercy under the pretext that they were terrorists threatening the security of Israel.

At the time of Bush the son, it didn’t matter to the White House whether Evangelical views are nonsense or not. What mattered was that their votes were far too important for their positions on Israel to be ignored. As a consequence, George W. Bush has rarely taken any position on the Arab-Israeli conflict without taking into account the views of the Religious Right.

In Congress, more than a hundred members of the Religious Right are active Christian Zionists. They oppose final status peace negotiations with the Palestinians, and dismissed the now defunct Road Map process.

The American administration is influenced by the Hard-line Zionist Christian Right roots and supporters. The tendency of some Christian fundamentalist missionaries to celebrate the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan as an act of God, and rush to convert Muslims exacerbated the belief that American foreign policy was fulfilling a Christian fundamentalist agenda.

The neoconservatives are one of the reasons behind the chaos the Muslim world is suffering from. Most of the neoconservatives are Republicans. Their major concern is foreign policy. They strongly favor US military interventions overseas and becoming the world’s policeman. Their core agenda is to reassert US global dominance through an aggressive foreign and military policy. They promoted the Iraq wars and are constantly the instigators for more confrontation with Iran and the Sudan and other Muslim states. They were among the chief  instigators of the Kosovo War and the American plot  (the New Middle East) aiming at destroying the Middle East and dividing the it into sects and   factions living without borders.

Opinion polls showed it was the 60 million Evangelicals who were among the strongest supporters of Bush’s administration, providing a moral and religious blessing for both the war on terror and the Iraq intervention. The support was partly based on dispensational premillennialism which sees the world spiralling towards apocalypse.

Evangelicals also organize pro- Israel solidarity rallies and distribute videos that encourage the faithful to pray for Israel’s victory over its enemies. The deceased Jerry Falwell said, “The Bible Belt is Israel’s only safety belt right now.” There is no safety belt for Palestinians.

Evangelicals also believe that the war in Iraq was predicted in the Bible! The theologian Michael Lerner says the fundamentalism of many American Evangelicals “fits neatly with a politics of militarism, xenophobic nationalism, and support for US domination over other countries.”

More than that, the conservative protestant leaders attacked the religion of Islam, this is exemplified by the conservative Protestant leaders: Franklin Graham, Benny Hinn, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart, Chuck Baldwin and others.

The Tea Party is also anti-Muslims. Judson Phillips, the founder of the Tea Party Nation, speaks plainly when it comes to his views on Islam and the people who practice the faith. “A majority of Tea Party members, I suspect, are not fans of Islam,” Phillips said. “I, personally have a real problem with Islam. With Islam, you have a religion that says kill the Jews, kill the infidels. It bothers me when a religion says kill the infidels. It bothers me a lot more when I am the infidel.”

Philipes believes that Muslims should be barred from holding public office.

On her web site, Torgerson displays her own brand of blatant Islamophobia. On immigration she says “The thing we most need to protect against is to prevent the immigration of radical Islamists into our country. And, it needs to be emphasized that they are not going to tell us that they are radical Islamists.” She adds that “we must cease allowing radical Islamists to immigrate into the United States. They wish to institute Sharia Law, Islamic Law, instead of the United States Constitution.”

The Republicans attack the religion of Islam openly. Since he was elected, Republican Allen West has become a strong voice on Capitol Hill for fiscal restraint, socially conservative values — and responding to the threat posed by Islamic extremists.

On the topic of Islam, West has been particularly controversial. He calls it not a religion but a “theocratic political ideology” that’s a threat to America.

Republican presidential Tea Party candidate, Newt Gingrich whose image was seriously damaged in 1997 when he was fined $300,000 for ethic violations announced in May of 2011 that he would seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. In order to beg for the Jewish votes he announced that the Palestinians are an invented people.

Gingrich also called Palestinians “terrorists.” The comments struck at the heart of Palestinian sensitivities about the righteousness of their struggle for an independent state. Applying the label “invented” suggests that the Palestinian quest for independence is not legitimate (9).

It is not then surprising to see that Ben Carson who joined the Republican Party less than one year ago, embraced its ideologies so suddenly! He is now parroting without shame its racism, bigotry and hatred towards Muslims and their religion.

Adopting the poisonous ideas of the Republican party towards Islam and using them in his campaign for political gains is a hypocritical act from his part and a cheap attempt to get more votes. Carson by his irresponsible and destructive announcements sold America’s interests by denying international Law and democratic principles.

Carson and those who believe him — represent a clear danger to the United States of America.  The Americans must no be fooled by the lies Carson and his like promulgate. They must not believe those who are trying to deceive them by interpreting Islam as a religion of backwardness and violence. The hostile media and the several websites attacking the religion of Islam are in fact implementing political agendas designed to ruin the Muslim world. The political and religious fabric of the United States certainly plays a major role in such conflict.

6- Ben Carson says ‘no’ to Syrian refugees in U.S.

Ben Carson said the U.S. should bar refugees from war-torn Syria because they are “infiltrated with Jihadists,” who seek to harm America, exactly parroting what other Republicans said before him.

Before I comment on this harsh statement, I would like to teach this parrot some facts that would show how his statement about Syrian refugees was so ignorant and so oppressive.

because of his illiteracy he doesn’t’ know that America is the perpetrator of violence in the Middle East, and that the Syrian refugees are the result  of  the wars created and supported by the United States  in order to reshape the Middle East according to her own interests.

The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by the Republican U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was credited by the Western media for coining the term) in replacement of the older and more imposing term, the “Greater Middle East.”

This shift in foreign policy phraseology coincided with the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Oil Terminal in the Eastern Mediterranean. The term and conceptualization of the “New Middle East,” was subsequently heralded by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Israeli Prime Minister at the height of the Anglo-American sponsored Israeli siege of Lebanon. Prime Minister Olmert and Secretary Rice had informed the international media that a project for a “New Middle East” was being launched from Lebanon.

This announcement was a confirmation of an Anglo-American-Israeli “military road map” in the Middle East. This project, which has been in the planning stages for several years, consists in creating an arc of instability, chaos, and violence extending from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria to Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Iran, and the borders of NATO-garrisoned Afghanistan.

This chaos – they call it constructive chaos –, which generates conditions of violence and warfare throughout the region–, would in turn be used so that the United States, Britain, and Israel could redraw the map of the Middle East in accordance with their geo-strategic needs and objectives (10), (11).

In order to tear the Middle East apart, the plan was to:

1-Toppling the puppet Arab leaders.

2- Create chaos by training and supporting Islamic militia then releasing them to tear the Arab countries apart and divide them into small dominions without borders.

3-   Bringing to power figures belonging to disputing Islamic factions to rule over the divided sectors in order to implement the American-Anglo-Israeli policy in the region.

The U.S. government created ISIS to destabilize the Middle East, tearing it apart, then shaping it the way she sees fit to serve her interests in the region. The plan is to topple the rulers of the Middle East and replace them with more malleable Islamist leaders.

The U.S. directly organized and trained ISIS. The CIA, British intelligence, and Israel’s Mossad created ISIS in a joint operation code-named Hornet’s Nest. This information purportedly came from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is “basically a U.S. agent. The U.S. indirectly spawned and armed ISIS. Tom Engelhardt at TomDispatch (and its parent site The Nation), for example, calls ISIS “George W. Bush and Dick Cheney’s gift to the world, explaining that if the U.S. hadn’t invaded Iraq, “ISIS would have been an unlikely possibility.

By fighting ISIS in Iraq and supporting its objectives in Syria (toppling President Bashar al-Assad), the U.S. has created a situation in which ISIS can survive and may well flourish. The US is arming ISIS not just because U.S. weapons and vehicles given to Iraq’s army fell into ISIS’s hands, but because it armed other militias in Syria, some of which were known to be allied with jihadists.

America considers ISIS a “Sunni Muslim Militia”. But ISIS has nothing to do with Sunni Islam. ISIS is not Sunni because all that ISIS has done is to contravene the ethical teachings of Sunni Islam.

When the Islamophobic Western media equates ISIS barbarity and inhumanity to the normative Islamic term “Sunni”, the Western media is simply serving US Hegemonic interests: by ensuring that neo-colonial and hegemonic forces will continue to support the rising Islamophobia against Muslims and by effectively maligning Sunni Islam which is the prevalent school of Islamic jurisprudence in the Middle East and the rest of the Muslim world.
In fact most of these ISIS militia are Australians, British, Americans, Belgian, French, German, Chechens, who mostly came from Europe, so that most Iraqis and Syrians regard ISIS as an alien power forcing and imposing themselves and their barbarity upon Arab lands with their sophisticated weaponries and ammunition that are mostly sourced from US, Britain and the rest of Europe (12).

If ISIS is not a Sunni militia, then who are they working for?

Who employed them to wreak havoc in the Middle East?

Why is it that the US government and its NATO allies cannot seriously fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria and the rest of the Levant? ISIS is US-made monster! ISIS Caliphate is never an Islamic Caliphate.

It is a “U.S.-made Caliphate” that does not have any binding authority whatsoever over worldwide Muslims (13).

In April 2011 the New York Times published an article titled “U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings.” The article reported, “A number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington.”

The Republican and Democratic institutes are loosely affiliated with the Republican and Democratic Parties. They were created by Congress and are financed through the National Endowment for Democracy, which was set up in 1983 to channel grants for promoting democracy in developing nations. The National Endowment receives about $100 million annually from Congress. Freedom House also gets the bulk of its money from the American government, mainly from the State Department.

The uprisings then were part of an immense geopolitical campaign conceived in the West and carried out through its proxies with the assistance of disingenuous organizations including NED, NDI, IRI, and Freedom House and the stable of NGOs they maintain throughout the world.

As a result of the interference of the US in the Middle East, by the end of August 2014, the UN estimated 6.5 million people had been displaced within Syria, while more than 3 million refugees had fled to countries such as Lebanon (1.14 million), Jordan (608,000) and Turkey (815,000).

Desperate families forced to leave Syria by the long war headed to neighbouring countries and to Europe, causing the continent’s worst refugee crisis in 60 years. Those children who survived the perilous journey arrived physically and mentally exhausted. Due to their age and vulnerability, children continued to face extreme challenges once they settled into safer grounds; the displacement had severe impacts on their health, education and well-being.

The number of people who drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean in 2014 was 3,419. The number of people rescued at sea by navy coast guard and commercial ships was 90,000. The number of people who crossed the Mediterranean to reach Europe was 207,000.

About the Syrian refugees, Ben Carson said that the United States has to be careful about letting Syrian refugees into the country because some might be like the terrorists behind the Boston Marathon bombing.

“I would recognize that bringing in people from the Middle East right now carries extra danger,” Carson said in an interview for ABC’s. In another interview he said, “”Bringing in people from the Middle East right now carries extra danger.”

What a heartless and cruel statement coming from a tactless man running for presidency! Due to his racism, fanaticism, bigotry, and before all ignorance, he forgot that America was the perpetrator of violence in the Middle East, and that the Syrian refugee crisis is the result of the American interference in the region.

Carson should have known that America, the perpetrator of violence in the Middle East do have a chance now to reduce the number of deaths and provide assistance to the thousands of Syrian refugees who are willing to live in America.

He did not move by the suffering of the refugees. He did not care about their disappointment, frustration, sickness, ill health and injuries. He did not even care about the corpses of the babies thrown on seashores.
He did not know that the Mediterranean is the world’s deadliest migration route. He did not realize that these miserable refugees took dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean to reach countries of the European Union.

How Carson can be so completely detached from reality, logic and reason when it pertains basic human rights.

The Republican candidate for presidency seemed to forget that America was largely built by immigrant families. He forgot that he himself was an immigrant. His ancestor was of the Turkana tribe. It is a migratory tribe in Kenya and Tanzania. His parents and grandfathers came to the United States to work as slaves in the cotton fields of the Whites. He knew very well what the word “slave” means. He admitted saying, “My father got to the country through slavery.” He admitted saying, “two of my ancestors, a brother and sister, were sold as children to different slave owners.”

Few days ago, Ben Carson described Syrian refugees as “rapid dogs”. The rapid dog is no one but he as a matter of fact. I see him a rapid dog growling in a race he shouldn’t be in in the first place. the man lacks the most basic sensibility – feeling the pain of the other. He doesn’t comprehend the fabric  of the American society and will never conform to its necessities. For this reason he will inspire fear and loathing in most members of society.

Addressing a forum on human trafficking and slavery in the United States he said, “There is nothing that even slightly compares to slavery in this country. The pain and the heartache associated with that era there is nothing that compares to it.”

Carson condemned slavery saying, “It robbed many African Americans of their families.”
Being a refugee is far worse than being a slave Carson. At least the slave has a place to take shelter, but the refugees are robbed of their families and homes. They have no identity, no citizenship, they were once honourable persons in their societies, but now they ask for a helping hand, they ask to survive. They have the right to live and develop. This is the simplest human right they must have.

The heartless Carson did not feel the need to alleviate their suffering. Mercy in his heart had been exhausted. Providing shelter is primarily a question of humanity.

As a new ambitious Republican, but also ignorant in politics, Ben Carson didn’t know that fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States, and that a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been the promotion of respect for human rights, as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He didn’t realize that the United States understands that the existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crises.

These Syrian refugees whom Carson is afraid of, live by the words of their Prophet:

  • “Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One above the heavens will have mercy upon you.”
  • “God is gentle and loves gentleness.”
  • The Prophet was asked: “What actions are most excellent?” He answered: “To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured.”
  • “Whoever who tries to remove the want of his brother or sister, whether successfully or not, God will forgive their sins.”
  • “The best of people is one from whom good accrues to humanity.”
  • “All God’s creatures are His family; and he or she is the most beloved of God who tries to do most good to God’s creatures.”

Carson is so distracted that he forgot that America was a religious refuge!

Carson had not uttered anything that countless Republicans hadn’t said before. I see him nothing but a vague man with no genuine ideas that can help a nation sunk in a horrible debt. He hasn’t said any significant ideas in economics or politics that could be of value to his nation. He is just parroting what he read or heard here or there with no promising ideas of his own. He is a shallow empty minded fellow, who if succeeds to reach the White House, would certainly take America to its demise.

As for his knowledge in foreign affairs, we have seen his bigotry, racism and ignorance in matters concerning Islam and Muslims. In just a few seconds he offended 53 Million Muslims in Europe, 6.9 Muslims in the US, and all the Muslim population that forms fifth of the world’s population.

He does not know how to contain critical situations and solve persistent problems.  Amputation and severing are more likely to be his attitude in solving problems – it is the attitude of the helpless and the weak, the reaction of the powerless and the impotent.

It is clear that Carson’s switch from ardent Democrat to conservative Republican is a matter of opportunism.

Being a celebrity among Fox News viewers doesn’t qualify Carson to be president of the United States. While Carson considers himself as a stalwart defender of Israel, Jason Zengerle reveals in his profile of the Republican that Carson lacked even a rudimentary understanding of the country’s basic political dynamics. As he waited to catch a flight to Tel Aviv in December, Carson struck up a conversation with his Israeli guide, asking her, “In the United States, we have Republicans, Democrats, and independents — what do you have?” Zengerle relates that the guide explained the Likud, Labor, and other smaller parties that animate Israel’s political scene and jockey for power in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.

“And what is the role of the Knesset?” Carson begged.

After his guide launched into a disquisition on the legislative body, Carson replied, “It sounds complex. Why don’t they just adopt the system we have?”

In the profile, Zengerle also reports that Carson compared President Obama to a psychopath, after an aide mentioned that the president looked “elegant” on television. “Like most psychopaths,” Carson shot back. “That’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great.”

Discussing the Syrian civil war, an Israeli lieutenant colonel noted to Carson that many of the militants fighting there had streamed in from other countries. It’s just like the troublemakers in Ferguson,” Carson replied.

Thought that former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was Secretary of the Treasury. Asked who his favourite Treasury secretary was, Carson replied, “Andrea Mitchell’s husband,” apparently unable to identify Greenspan by name. Greenspan, who helmed the Fed from 1987 until 2006, never served as Treasury secretary.

  • Visiting the Holy Land

Every American candidate for presidency (especially Republicans) must pay tribute to the Holy Land in order to win the consent of the Jewish lobby. They do not forget what Prime Minister Ariel Sharon once said to Foreign Minister Shimon Perez during an argument between them: “ Every time we do something, you tell me Americans will do this and will do that. I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people control America. And the Americans know it.”

Now was the turn of Ben Carson to visit Israel and seek the blessing of its rulers, and accordingly, the blessing of AIPAC. The hypocritical words poured fluently from his lying mouth:

“I am in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone – and deeply disappointed in President Barack Obama.”

“I do not believe that Obama has been one to cultivate the relationship,” said Carson.

“I would make it very clear that Israel and the United States have a long, cordial relationship, and I don’t think we should ever leave the Israelis in a position of wondering whether we support them, and that certainly is a question now.”

Carson expressed views that are common among Israel’s nationalist right wing. He showed sympathy for Israel’s much-maligned settlement movement and questioned the desire among Palestinians for peace. He even suggested that instead of Israel relinquishing captured land to make way for a Palestinian state, neighbouring countries such as Egypt should provide the space for a future Palestine.

“That’s one possibility,” he said.

As if the man owned Egypt and its most sacred land!

That’s is not one possibility Ben Carson, because Egypt has announced to the world that Sinai is, and has always been, an Egyptian territory. The Islamic militia and the ISIS that according to the American plot (the New Middle East) has been implanted in Sinai to separate it from Egypt, had been wiped out by the Egyptian military forces. Thousands of the Islamic insurgents had been killed and the pictures of their corpses travelled around the world in videos, and photos.

Carson said the criticism of the settlements by the Palestinians has been exaggerated, and he asserted that Palestinian hostility toward Israel is what is preventing peace in the region. Of Netanyahu who did not meet Carson during his visit to Israel, Carson said: “I think he’s a great leader in a difficult time.”

While he expressed sympathy for the plight of Palestinians, Carson said, “ Israeli security concerns were more important in the short term”, noting that after Israel’s withdrawal of troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005, the territory was overrun by Hamas militants. An Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, he said, would be even riskier, given its proximity to major Israeli cities.

“Until such time as their neighbours are no longer desirous of their elimination,” he said, Israel’s continued control of the West Bank “makes perfectly good sense”.

Carson said he expects to make a decision on seeking the presidency by May. If he wins the job, he promised a different approach toward Israel.

“I would make sure that Israel knew that we had their back, because if their neighbours know that we’re backing them up, they’re not going to be anywhere near as aggressive.”

Should he be elected president, “I would make it very clear that Israel and the United States have a long, cordial relationship, and I don’t think we should ever leave the Israelis in a position of wondering whether we support them… And that certainly is a question now,” he told the Associated Press in December.

Touching upon one of the many relationships Israel and the US shares, Carson praised the unique technology sharing initiatives between the allied nations.

“It is absolutely wonderful, and the relationship the United States has had with Israel in technology,” he told Newsmax. “It has been extremely useful to both of us. It’s one of the ways the Iron Dome was developed, for instance.”

Regarding negotiations with Hamas, Carson opposes talks with the Gaza-based terror group on security grounds. “It is fairly difficult to come to an area of compromise with someone whose goal is to destroy you,” he told The Jerusalem Post. “You can negotiate – ‘Do you destroy me today or tomorrow, half of me today, half tomorrow?’ but these are not good negotiations.”

He clarified that he was not opposed to a two-state solution, “but would not be in favour of a two-state solution that would put Israel’s population at risk.”

The statements of Ben Carson in Israel were highly hypocritical. He could not bring himself to say one word in favour of the Palestinians. Even when he endorsed a two state-solution, he withdrew saying, “I would not favour two states – solution that would put Israel’s population at risk.”

And what was the solution in his view? To cut off a piece of land from Egypt and give it to the Palestinians so that they leave their original land for Israel to build Jewish settlements on it. In other words, he encourages the collective expulsion of the Palestinians from their land and leaves behind all Palestine to the Israelis.

Carson wants to repeat the 1948 Palestinian exodus which occurred  when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes, during the 1948 Palestine war. Around 80 percent of the Arab inhabitants of what became Israel (50 percent of the Arab total of Mandatory Palestine) left or were expelled from their homes.

His talks during his visits to Israel, are nothing but consumed words said by dozens of Republicans visiting Israel before him. whether were members of Congress or presidents in the White House. Just void words praising Israel and siding blindly with it. President Bush visited Israel when he was the governor of Texas, his announcements were pro-Israel. The man did not forget to wear the Jewish turban and pray at the Wailing Wall and maybe he cried a little.

Carson’s  statements came out of racism, bigotry and apparent ignorance. His words came out of unjustified hatred towards Muslims and their religion. He believed in peace to a chosen few and not to all.

Ben Carson was not fair when he ignored torture, illegal detention, assassination, assaults against civilians with missiles, helicopters and jet fighters, annexation of territory, transportation of civilians from one place to another for the purpose of imprisonment, and mass killing – as in Qana, Jenin, Sabra, and Shatila, to mention only the most obvious.

He didn’t care about denial of rights to free passage to schools, hospitals, and markets; use of civilians as human shields; humiliation of individuals; punishment of families; house demolitions on a mass scale; destruction of agricultural land; expropriation of water; illegal settlement; economic pauperization; attacks on hospitals, medical workers, and ambulances; killing of UN personnel … All of these policies have been carried out by Israel with the unconditional support of the Unites States.

Not only has Washington supplied Israel with the weapons for such practices and every kind of military and intelligence aid, but it has also given the country upwards of one hundred and thirty-five billion dollars in economic aid.

He must have heard that the Palestinians are long-suffering at the hands of the Israelis. Entire Palestinian villages have been bulldozed and replaced with Jewish settlers. Barehanded and armed only with rocks, the Palestinians face automatic rifles, machine gun fires, tanks, and helicopters. It is a conflict of an unarmed people against a well-equipped modern military machine. It is men with guns against men with slingshots.

When the Palestinians answer back with slings and stones the fools call them “terrorists”.

Surely he must have known that the injustice exercised by the Israelis against the Palestinians in the occupied land is the result of the biased American foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistently pro-Israel and anti-Arab.
Surely, he would have known that being the strongest superpower on earth, being the defendant of democracy, America should stand strong and clean to lead the world to a bright and peaceful future. This would never happen unless America followed an unbiased international policy that is based on straightness, justice, and equity. America must help establish true peace to quench the anger of the oppressed and stop bloodshed of the innocents.

If Ben Carson was fair and honest he would have at least satisfied the Palestinians and the Arabs with even sympathetic words that might relieve them and make them believe that something good lurks in the horizon for the Palestinians.

But the biased words of Carson showed his willingness to engage in deception that garners votes at all costs.

Howard Brush Dean III is an American politician who served as the 79th Governor of Vermont from 1991 to 2003 and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. He said about the Republican party, “Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by Republican party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values – by people who have their own shortcomings.”

Al Franken is an American comedian, actor, politician, and writer. He is currently the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live. He said about the Christian Right, “There is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right.”

Yes, hypocrisy is the mother of all evil. The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.

The hypocritical statements of Ben Carson during his visit to Israel, and the shallow utterances he said so far in political and economic fields, in addition to the hatred he spewed against American Muslims and their religion, only creates divisions and disconnect among the people.

Is this a leader Americans are to charge with the well-being of their nation?

Instead of blindly siding with Israel, Ben Carson should have discussed several important political issues with the Israeli officials. He should have also visited key Arab countries in the region to discuss similar issues of mutual concern. But what he did was hypocritically praising Israel as if it were his God.

Peter Chrysologus wrote, “Hypocrisy is a subtle evil, a secret illness, a hidden poison; it is an adulteration of virtue and a worm that consumes sanctity. Ben Carson wears a mask of hypocrisy and his face grows to fit it.

As Dr. T.P. Chia said, “A hypocrite is more dangerous than a dishonest man. A dishonest man deceives and cheats, and a hypocrite betrays and swindles”.

The famous William Shakespeare said, “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another!”

Ben Carson should have learnt from Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States. Jimmy Carter changed the vocabulary of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the United States and to a great extent changed the frame of reference for the Palestinian issue. By broaching the notion of giving the Palestinians a homeland, by trying to deal with the PLO, by recognizing the Palestinians as a critical factor in any peace settlement and attempting to involve them in the peace process.

Carter overturned assumptions and misconceptions that had been current for decades about the Palestinians’ unimportance and in a real sense took U.S. policy out of the old constricting framework around thinking on the Palestinian problem. Carter was a rarity among U.S. presidents dealing with the Arab-Israeli problem. More than any president before or since, he made an imaginative, good-faith effort to involve the Palestinians in negotiations throughout 1977, confronting Israel’s objections, trying to face down opposition from within the United States, attempting different alternatives and new ideas when initial proposals were rejected, and persisting even when obstacles loomed.

During his presidency, Carter hosted talks between Menachem Begin of Israel and Anwar Sadat of Egypt that led to the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.

Ben Carson you should have read before your visit to Israel President Carter’s endeavours regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but you went there for only one purpose: to beg for the Israeli approval. This is what the GOP taught you to do; to insult Muslims and Islam, and then visit Israel to pay tribute. How hypocritical you and your party are?

Is Ben Carson so naive as not to realize that the Jews reject Christianity. They do not believe that Jesus was crucified, that he is the son of God, that he was raised from the dead, that he will appear twice in what some Christians call a second coming, that the Messiah will be their “saviour” in the sense that he will redeem the Jews from their sins.

Why then Ben Carson visited the Wailing Wall, and prayed and maybe wept a little? Because he is a hypocrite, a double faced, his words and actions do not match.

America will never prosper as long as she allows anti-Muslim hate mongers to attack the religion of Islam  

The most vicious attack on Islam and Muslims comes from America in particular. The anti-Islam hate mongers think that Islam is not a true religion, so they give themselves the right to attack the religion and its adherents. They think that by doing so, they are protecting their country from terrorism, tyranny, and from Sharia, that they think is threatening their constitution.

Americans need to wake up and realize they are being brainwashed to think that all Muslims and Arabs harbour terrorist beliefs and anti-American feelings, which is not true. The Republicans and their representative biased media need to stop criminalizing Muslims and portraying Islam as a blood-thirsty religion idealizing oppression and violence. For a country that prides itself on religious freedom, America needs to realize that the media’s portrayal of Islam and Arabs is violating the rights of Muslim-Americans and Arab-Americans.

The attack on Islam and its Prophet will benefit the anti-Muslim bigots nothing except bringing Allah’s wrath on their heads and on their country. America will never prosper as long as she keeps attacking Islam, the true religion of Allah, the Lord of the universe.

Allah has bestowed on America blessings and countless graces. Americans should have thanked Allah for these blessings and to avoid being ungrateful. America should have used these bounties in what pleases Allah and avoiding what displeases Him. Ingratitude to Allah’s bounties and ungratefulness are some of the causes of removing His blessings. Fearing Allah, obeying Him, following His commands and avoiding His prohibitions bring goodness, remove evils and keep Allah’s bounties.

But Allah’s blessings and bounties had been removed from America. The American society has committed all the sins prohibited in all divine Books. Distorted people are misinterpreting the Bill of Rights to their own ends. They think the Bill of Right allows them to do anything they like as long as they do not harm other people’s feelings! Sexual behavioiur between members of the same sex or gender is now common in the United States!

Sex outside marriage is the norm now in all states. It is a great calamity plaguing the American society. Half of all births in the United States to mothers under thirty years of age are outside of marriage. The divorce rate among baby boomers has surged over the past two decades by more than 50%.

The Prophet of Islam said:

“Allah has forbidden that His slaves, male or female, commit illegal sexual intercourse. O followers of Muhammad! By Allah! If you knew that which I know (the torture of the sinners in Hell) you would laugh little and weep much…”

The Bible states clearly in five places that homosexual behaviour is sin: Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26,27;1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Timothy 1:9,10. Sexual lust and fantasy, both homosexual and heterosexual, are sinful according to God’s Word.

The social  ills in the American society are numerous: inequality in human right, women rights abuse, health care problems, weak education, abortion, immigration, unemployment, low wages, racism discrimination, frequent natural disasters, crime and violence, bullying, lack of social security, and obesity.

Wine and drug addiction is prevalent, and gambling is now common practise in American homes and plays an important role in the economy of the western states.

Hunger in the United States is an issue that affects millions of Americans. Research from the Food Safety and Inspection Service found that 14.9% of American households were food insecure during 2011, with 5.7% suffering from very low food security. Journalists and charity workers have reported further increased demand for emergency food aid during 2012 and 2013.

Media propaganda is also destroying the solidarity of the nation. Mass media may use propaganda as a means to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view, or to maintain the viewer’s attention. The Americam media is often biased towards one or the other end of the political spectrum. The biased media plays an important role in spreading dissension between Muslims and non-Muslim Americans.

In addition to that, the economy is suffering from a skyrocketing national debt – $18 trillion.

In conjunction with all these social ills affecting the American society, America has lost her credibility before the Muslim world because of the vicious, imperialistic and greed policy she adopted in the Middle East. America was behind the devastation, which happened in the Middle East. She engineered the Arab spring and funded Islamic militia to cause sedition and indigenous uprising. The result was millions of refugees lost in sea or scattered on the borders of numerous countries.

These social ills combined with the financial crisis, and loss of credibility before the Muslim world and before all other nations respecting liberty, freedom and independence, are in fact the causes of America’s decadence.

The big calamity that is driving America to her perdition is that she sees herself as qualitatively different from other nations and therefore cannot be judged by the same standards as other countries.

America falsely thinks that she has a mission to spread freedom and democracy everywhere. American exceptionalism has widespread implications and transcribes into disregard to the international norms, rules and laws in the US foreign policy. For example, the US refused to ratify a number of important international treaties such as Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Vienna Convention of the Law of Treaties, and American convention on Human Rights; did not join the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention; and routinely conducts drone attacks and cruise missile strikes around the globe. American exceptionalism is sometimes linked with hypocrisy; for example, the US keeps a huge stockpile of nuclear weapons while urging other nations not to get them, and justifies that it can make an exception to a policy of non-proliferation.

Critics of American exceptionalism drew parallels with such historic doctrines as civilizing mission, which were employed by Great Powers to justify their colonial conquests. When the United States did not support an environmental treaty made by many nations in Kyoto or treaties made concerning the Geneva Convention, then many observers deemed American exceptionalism as counterproductive.

America invaded Afghanistan, destroyed Iraq, and under the American-Zionist plot “The New Middle East” ruined Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Yemen, and tried hard to destabilize Egypt but she failed. These wars resulted in millions of refugees seeking safe haven in the West.

Half of the 23 million population of Syria have been forced from their homes, with four million becoming refugees in other countries.

Some 2.6 million Iraqis have been displaced by Islamic State – Isis (trained and implanted by America) – offensives in the last year and squat in tents or half-finished buildings.

In April 2007, there was an estimate of over 4 million Iraqi refugees around the world, including 1.9 million in Iraq, 2 million in neighbouring Middle East countries, and around 200,000 in countries outside the Middle East.

Who is going to pay for all this – the perpetrators of course?

America has entered into the cycle of oppression and injustice. America follows her desires and interests at the expense of the helpless and cannot adhere to what is right. She ignores many of the commands of Allah, and is too weak to confront evil.

America had made fun of the Prophet of Islam, and now being the super power of the world, she is helpless in front of Allah’s wrath.

There is no hope therefore that good will prevail in the American society. Even if political and economic reform is undertaken, it is too late because the chance has gone. Hatred, racism, injustice and distortion in the American society became grave. American became a land full of thorns and weeds. The seed of evil has grown up to America’s ruin.
When people disobey Allah and violate His commandments, oppress His servants, and slander His seal of the prophets and belie His Koran and burn it, Allah would certainly pours His wrath on them without mercy.

Allah says in the Koran:

“And how many a generation We destroyed before them that was stronger in valour than they. And (when Our Torment came), they ran for a refuge in the land! Could they find any place of refuge? Surely in that there is a reminder for him who has a heart or gives ear while he is heedful ( Qaf, 36-37).

Allah also says:

“Each We seized for his sin; and of them against some We loosed a squall of pebbles and some were seized by the Cry, and some We made the earth to swallow, and some We drowned; Allah would never wrong them, but they wronged themselves (Al-Ankabut, 40).

Allah’s wrath has already started. We can see it in the continuous natural disasters destroying the natural resources; we can see it in the spread of crime, bullying, racism, delinquency, discrimination, family disintegration, drug addiction, poverty, homelessness and unemployment. The financial crisis is taking America to bankruptcy; social unrest and rebelling against the government happened already and are expected to increase more.

Seeing all these ruins around them, they still do not understand that these catastrophes are the beginning of Allah’s wrath, so they keep on insulting their Creator, His Prophet, and the Koran more and more.

Satan has made evil fair seeming to them. He decked out fair to them their works, and barred them from the way, though they saw clearly. He assailed their mind, and made them at odds with Allah. He made them egoistic self-centred and arrogant persons. They took Satan for a friend even though he was calling them to the chastisement of the burning.

Allah is watching from over seven skies how his religion is ridiculed and how His Prophet is mocked at! Allah is watching how His obedient servants are deserting their bombed homes and become refugees, and how they are tortured, killed and dehumanized. But in such cases he interferes with anger and wrath. Are the anti-Islam hate mongers and their hostile society ready for such wrath?

These hate mongers must understand that Islam is the truth from their Lord. It is the very call of the Highest Creator to the humble human being to surrender to Allah the Infinite Power and the Supreme Sovereign. Islam is the light and the beacon that shows man where to step and how to be safe from falling into the abyss of vice. Islam is morality clothed with mercy, and mercy clothed with perfection. Islam is the course that governs life and elevates man above the boundaries of his physical appetites and animalistic whimsical desires that endanger his spirituality and degrade his morality.

Islam is the sun that shines in the corners of man’s life and shows him the way to happiness. Does the sun need proofs to show to man that it is there? Man can deny the existence of the sun, but it is his own problem and not that of the sun.

In many places in the Koran Allah swears by His miraculous creation that the religion of Islam is the truth sent from Him to all beings.

In chapter Al-Waqi’ah (the terror), Allah swears by the setting of the stars that the Koran is the truth that was revealed to Muhammad peace be upon him. The setting of the glorious stars is a symbol of humility before the power, beauty and goodness of Allah. It may refer to the extinction of the stars at the Day of Judgment, betokening the establishment of Allah’s justice and the truth of His Revelation. What is bright or beautiful to our senses may disappear from our ken within a few hours, even though its own existence may continue. All light is relative except the Light of Allah (3).

We read in the Koran:

No! I swear by the settings of the stars – and that is indeed a mighty oath, if you only knew – that this is indeed a noble Koran, in a well-guarded Book, none but the purified shall touch, a sending down from the Lord of all Being. What, do you hold this discourse in disdain, and do you make your living to cry lies (Al-Waqi’ah, 75-83).

The ugly words of Ben Carson about Islam, shows his ignorance about the great religion, and reveals the hatred his black heart carries for Islam. His despicable words about Islam shows clearly how the GOP and the other political and religious groups affiliated to it look at Islam. They consider Islam an object of derision and contempt. This brings nothing good; rather, it brings the wrath of Allah. Allah is dreadful against His enemies, He is All Mighty, Vengeful, and terrible in retribution.

The Prophet said: “Speak a good word or remain silent.”

This is an encouragement to speak what is good and beneficial; at the same time it is a warning to be careful in what we say, lest we say something that is harmful or false.

In a hadith related on the authority of Mu’adh, the Prophet said, “Shall I not tell you how to control all that?” I said, “Yes do, O Messenger of Allah.” So he took hold of his tongue and then said: “Restrain this.” I said, “Oh Prophet of Allah, are we accountable for what we say?” He said, “May your mother be bereft by your loss! Is there anything more than the harvest of the tongues that throws people on their faces (or he said ‘on their noses’) into the Fire?”

What is meant here by ‘the harvest of the tongues’ is the punishment for saying forbidden things. A man, through his actions and words, sows the seeds of either good or evil. On the Day of Resurrection, he harvests their fruits. Those who sow the seeds of good words and deeds harvest honour and blessings; those who sow the seeds of evil words and deeds reap only regret and remorse.

The anti-Islam bigots in America, and they are many, have excelled in sayings of disbelief. Mockery of Allah, His religion, His Book, His messenger, His signs, and His righteous servants, all lead to disbelief in Allah and the exclusion out of the fold of faith. This mockery is one of the fruits of the tongue. Falsehood, backbiting, obscenity, reviling and cursing, are all forms of the fruits of the tongue.

The Prophet said:

Allah treats with displeasure a person who is given to loose and vulgar talk.

It is part of a Muslim’s faith to speak the truth and to say things that bring about benefit to others.

Allah says: “O you who believe! Fear Allah and speak a word that is right. He will set right for you your deeds and forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has won a mighty triumph (Al-Ahzâb, 70-71).

America became a menace to the entire world, but to we Muslims in particular. America allowed a group of bigots to create a circular industry of hate. The Christian Right is pouring hatred into the fabric of Western society. The Islamophobia comes principally, from right wing Zionism and evangelical Christianity, uniting to form a Judeo-Christian front in their battle against Islam. Their funders come from their midst and the right wing Zionist has fuelled the majority of anti-Muslim activists.

Right-wing Christian ideology places Muslims beyond the pale. The idea that Muslims may also be in possession of God’s revelation and truth, is not only unacceptable, it is an offense so blasphemous that it must be stopped. Evangelical Christians, as a core part of the Republican base, have actively pushed their ideas about Islam into the mainstream of American politics. Many Christian conservatives are also, of course, Christian Zionists who see Israel as the fulfilment of biblical prophecy that will continue until the Messiah comes down again.

Anti-Muslim bigotry has spread from the Internet world to the very heart of some government policies on terrorism. Anti-Muslim bigotry has become institutionalized in some quarters of government.

Muslims are used as convenient targets for politicians seeking office. Indeed the use of Muslims as a punching bag by opportunistic politicians seeking a minority group to scapegoat has become a regular feature. This is what an opportunist like Ben Carson did when he humiliated Muslims and their Book.

In addition to political hatemongering, the past several years have seen a highly organized and well-funded group of anti-Muslim activists who have been sponsoring campaigns targeting Muslims across the country.

Leading figures in this movement such as the woman astray Pamela Geller and the devil incarnate Robert Spencer have led a crusade to vilify Muslims throughout the country and to exclude them from public life through campaigns of smears and hate mongering which have cast Muslim-Americans as an insidious fifth column within the country.

Their views have gotten considerable popular attention, and thanks to a documented network of funders and media associates, they have managed to bring their message to people across the United States.

The political fabric of the United States as exemplified by the Republicans and their affiliation to the Christian Right, neoconservatives, Tea Party, Judeo-Christian coalition will take America to its ruin. The influence of these groups on the successive American administrations is overwhelming. Surrender to these religious and political groups has led to annihilating wars launched by America around the world against Islam as a religion. The fools have launched war against Allah their Creator. What a terrible foe He is going to be! Evil is that they judge.

The only question today is how far into the darkness America must travel before it decides to take a stand against American Islamophobia (14).

If the enemies of Islam knew what is in wait for them they would have stopped such enmity towards Islam and the Lord of Islam. On the Day of Judgment the enemies of Allah will be gathered together to the Fire, they will be marched in ranks like prisoners going to punishment. All the members of their bodies and the faculties of their minds, which they misused, will bear witness against them.

Allah says in the Koran:

Upon the day when Allah’s enemies are mustered to the Fire, duly disposed, till when they are come to it, their hearing, their eyes and their skins bear witness against them concerning what they have been doing (Fussilat, 19-20).

Allah will make them taste the Fire of Hell. Nothing that they had done, however outrageous, will escape its fit punishment. This is the punishment of Allah’s enemies – Hell – wherein they shall find their eternal abode.

Allah says in the Koran:

“So We shall let the unbelievers taste a terrible chastisement, and shall recompense them with the worst of what they were working. That is the recompense of Allah’s enemies – the Fire, wherein they shall have the Abode of Eternity as recompense, for that they denied our signs.” (Fussilat, 27-28).

The inhabitants of the Fire will plead to Allah, “O Allah, our Creator, our pride and misgivings got the better of our prudence and we were certainly lost in the maze of error. O Allah, our Creator, deliver us out of Hell, if we ever return to evil, then we shall really be evildoers. He will say, ‘Away with you, in you go. Do not speak to Me.’

The Koran says:

They shall say, ‘Our Lord, our adversity prevailed over us; we were an erring people. Our Lord, bring us forth out of it! Then if we revert again, we shall be evildoers indeed.’ ‘Slink you into it,’ He shall say, ‘and do not speak to Me.’ (Al-Mu’minun, 106-108).

The enemies of Islam are in fact the enemies of Allah. They have drawn on themselves wrath upon wrath and there awaits them harsh calamities in the present life and a severe chastisement in the Hereafter. In the present life Allah’s wrath comes in many forms. As the Koran teaches, the nations that rebelled against Allah and His Messages were struck by earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, volcano eruptions, epidemics, and many other catastrophes.

America will never prosper as long as she keeps attacking Islam and Muslims. America must protect herself from Allah’s wrath by being fair and just to all people without exception. America can look after her interests worldwide without oppressing people and driving them out of their homes. America must side with the truth, justice and peace, and not with a group of people or countries at the expense of others.

As for the perpetrators who think they are well hidden and protected, those who act behind the scene to destroy and annihilate innocent people and helpless nations, they should have known that Allah knows what they conceal and what they reveal, and that one day they will return to Him and He will make them realize what they had done. It is true that Allah is most forgiving but he is also severe in punishment.

All calamities befalling America are warning signs from Allah – the Supreme Commander of the worlds. America should pay attention, get the message and mend her ways. How many warnings does America need? Living in sin and corruption, and spreading mischief in the world would bring upon her Allah’s wrath.

America is being punished, why then she doesn’t understand? Time is ripe for her to reflect, to repent and change her ways. What is she waiting for? Allah has withheld His provision and pitched her with poverty, but she persists in disdain and aversion!

Because of its bigotry and malice towards Islam, the GOP will always remain in dispute and malice. The deterioration in the GOP has reached the extent of offering Ben Carson as a candidate for presidency! The GOP is broke; it has nothing to offer the American people but this hypocrite empty-headed racist.

A man with no mercy in his heart will never feel other people’s pain. This is what the Republican party can offer to the American people – a man ignorant in politics, showing no mercy to people in need, and doesn’t mind attacking Muslims and their religion for political gain.

After all these careless, ignorant and irresponsible statements, is Carson to be trusted as a President? Is he fit to reconcile the already bad relations between America and the Muslim world? Certainly not.

Someone that so openly hates a part of the American people is not fit for office. Someone who is parroting the distorted ideas of the Christian Right, the Tea Party, the Judeo-Christian Right and their affiliated Republicans without having new ideas of his own is not fit for office.

I don’t think he has a chance of getting the presidential nomination. Ben Carson I ask you to withdraw from the presidential race, because if you were elected president, you would certainly take America to its demise.

References

(1) The Corruption of the Scripture Texts. By Miceal ledwith. http://www.hamburgeruniverse.com

(2) Biblical Corruption – The Reluctant Messenger. reluctant-messenger.com

(3) The Meaning of the Holy Koran. By Abdullah Yussuf Ali. Islamic Book Trust Kuala Lmpur – 2005

(4) Understanding Sharia – Why Islam. http://www.Whyislam.org

(5) Christian Right – Wikipedia, the free encyclpaedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_right

(6) Neoconservatism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org

(7) Evangelicalism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org

(8) Tea Party Movement – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org

(9) Political Christianity. By Dr. Mohsen El-Guidy. https: // mohsenaelguindy.wordpress.com

(10)The US Engineered “Arab Spring”: The NGO Raids in Egypt. http://www.globalresearch.caEgypt

(11) Abdel Fattah el Sisi – a divine help in eventful circumstances. By Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy. https: // mohsenaelguindy.wordpress.com

(12) America created the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. By Peter Weber. The week.com

(13) The ISIS Described by the US Media as a “Sunni Muslim. By Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu. Global Research, March 19, 2015. http://www.globalresearch.ca

(14) Anti-Muslim violence spiraling out of control in America. By Murtaza Hussain. http://www.aljazera.com

(14) Anti-Muslim violence spiralling out of control in America. By Murtaza Hussain. http://www.aljazera.com

Islamic economy in comparison with western economies

By

Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

Economy can be defined as the state of a country or region in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services and the supply of money. It can also be defined as the process or system by which goods and services are produced, sold, and bought in a country or region.

Most of the westerners do not realize that Islam has its own unique economic system. The Koran – the last divine revelation to humankind – brought to Muslims a pious code of life to live by, and an economic system through which they can deal financially with each other. With this divine economic system, Muslims ruled the world successfully for 1000 years. With the eclipse of Muslim caliphate, and the occupation of the Muslim land by the West, the Islamic economic system faded away and was replaced by the western economic systems. The economic western systems however, whether were communism, socialism or even capitalism although carrying within logic economic principles proved ineffective.

Capitalism, the major economic system adopted by most of the modern world today, is facing a major crisis. The American economy is not growing even half as quickly as it did in the 1990s. Japan has become the sick man of Asia, and Europe is sinking into a recession that has begun to slow down the German export machine and threatens prosperity.

Capitalism in the 21st century is a capitalism of uncertainty. Politicians and business leaders everywhere are now calling for new growth initiatives, but the governments’ arsenals are empty. The billions spent on economic stimulus packages following the financial crisis have created mountains of debt in most industrialized countries and they now lack funds for new spending programs.

Central banks are also running out of ammunition. They have pushed interest rates close to zero and have spent hundreds of billions to buy government bonds. Yet the vast amounts of money they are pumping into the financial sector are not making its way into the economy.

Be it in Japan, Europe or the United States, companies are hardly investing in new machinery or factories anymore. Instead, prices are exploding on the global stock, real estate and bond markets – a dangerous boom driven by cheap money, not by sustainable growth.

Experts with the Bank for International Settlements have already identified “worrisome signs” of an impending crash in many areas. In addition to creating new risks, the West’s crisis policy is also exacerbating conflicts in the industrialized nations themselves. While workers’ wages are stagnating and traditional savings accounts are yielding almost nothing, the wealthier classes — those that derive most of their income by allowing their money to work for them — are profiting handsomely.

The middle class has also been negatively affected: For years, many average earners have seen their prosperity shrinking instead of growing. The gap between rich and poor is in fact getting wider and wider.

In this sense, the crisis of capitalism has turned into a crisis of democracy. Many feel that their countries are no longer being governed by parliaments and legislatures, but by bank lobbyists, which apply the logic of suicide bombers to secure their privileges; either they are rescued or they drag the entire sector to its death (1).

The international financial crisis began in 2007 and intensified throughout late 2008 and early 2009. The International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) has estimated that the crisis will give rise to losses in excesses of one trillion dollars. This crisis has now revealed just how vulnerable the Western financial services industry is due to its own greed and irresponsible fiscal policies. The collapse of revered financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers, the sales of financial services firms Merrill Lynch to Bank of America and First Boston to JP Morgan Chase, and the trillion dollar bailout package are just a few examples of how capitalism as a system, had gone bad, the likes of which have arguably not been seen since the Great Depression.

In the middle of the western global financial crisis, Islamic finance has become a dynamic, fast-growing global phenomenon. According to the IMF, there are over 300 Islamic financial institutions spread over 51 countries, plus well over 250 mutual funds that comply with Islamic principles. Moreover, Islamic banking has had growth rates of about 15 percent per annum over the past 10 years. Estimates are that the market should continue to grow considerably in the near future, given the amount of oil wealth in much of the Muslim world and a recent surge in demand for investment products developed according to the tenets of Sharia.

The booming of the Islamic economy in the midst of the worst global financial crisis motivated me to compare between the Islamic economics and those of the West.

Capitalism

As long ago as 1776, the Scottish philosopher Adam Smith set down many of the main principles of capitalism in his now classic book An “Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”.

Capitalism is based on the Darwinian concept of survival of the fittest.

The capitalist economists came to the conclusion that in order to ensure that the needs of the people are met there must be supply of goods and services to satisfy the needs of the people. The thinking being that if production exists then the needs of the people can be fulfilled. They believed that production could be regulated by price. If a need exists within society then someone would enter the market to supply it, if he could make a profit. Therefore, a need of the people would be fulfilled. For example, people need shoes and they can afford to pay a certain price for shoes – the production would commence as long as the producer could produce at a profit. In this way, the capitalists believe that needs of society would be met as long as production regulated by price profit motive exists.

The approach of the capitalists towards fulfilling the needs of the people is then to try to ensure that the economy keeps growing and GDP keeps increasing and then in their view they have a successful economy. They therefore conclude that as long as growth in production occurs, they have discharged their economic duty and the economic needs of people in their society are being well looked after. The needs of individuals are not considered but the production is measured collectively.

Under capitalism, each individual or business works in its own interest and maximizes its own profit based on its decisions. A market economy is one where the allocation of resources and the trading of goods and services are through the decentralized decisions of many firms and households. Prices and the willingness of the market to pay those prices determine economic output, which, in turn, determines the allocation of resources.

The market system fosters competition that generally produces the most efficient allocation of resources. In pure capitalism, also known as laissez-faire capitalism, the government’s role is restricted to providing and enforcing the rules of law by which the economy operates, but it does not interfere with the market. (Laissez-faire means “let it be.”)

Under capitalism, the factors of production are privately owned; economic transactions take place in markets, where buyers and sellers interact; and businesses and employees are free to pursue their own self-interest.

Because consumers are free to buy what they want, the competition for their funds will require businesses to satisfy their needs, or else they will cease to exist due to lack of sales. This consumer sovereignty is what effects the efficient allocation of resources.

The main purpose of the government in regard to the economy is to promote free markets, keep inflation low and steady, protect the rights of private property, and to guarantee contracts.

Disadvantages of the capitalist system

In May 1949, Albert Einstein argued at length against capitalism and for socialism in Monthly Review:

“The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labour—not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules. In this respect, it is important to realize that the means of production—that is to say, the entire productive capacity that is needed for producing consumer goods as well as additional capital goods—may legally be, and for the most part are, the private property of individuals.

“For the sake of simplicity, in the discussion that follows I shall call “workers” all those who do not share in the ownership of the means of production—although this does not quite correspond to the customary use of the term. The owner of the means of production is in a position to purchase the labour power of the worker. By using the means of production, the worker produces new goods, which become the property of the capitalist. The essential point about this process is the relation between what the worker produces and what he is paid, both measured in terms of real value. Insofar as the labour contract is “free,” what the worker receives is determined not by the real value of the goods he produces, but by his minimum needs and by the capitalists’ requirements for labour power in relation to the number of workers competing for jobs. It is important to understand that even in theory the payment of the worker is not determined by the value of his product.

“Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labour encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital, the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.

“…Technological progress frequently results in more unemployment rather than in an easing of the burden of work for all. The profit motive, in conjunction with competition among capitalists, is responsible for instability in the accumulation and utilization of capital, which leads to increasingly severe depressions. Unlimited competition leads to a huge waste of labour, and to that crippling of the social consciousness of individuals, which I mentioned before.

“This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.

“I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.” (2).

Does having growth in production secure the needs of every individual in society or does it restrict the profits to the people with wealth already? Does having a high GDP ensure that needs of the most vulnerable in society are met? The disabled, the elderly the mentally ill are they all expected to seek the capitalist dream.

The statistics speak for themselves in most capitalist nations. Whilst the US by many is perceived to be the land of opportunity and immense wealth, in 2011, a staggering 46.2 million people were in poverty. Additionally, 5.1 percent of all U.S. households (6.1 million households) accessed emergency food from a food pantry one or more times. A huge number of the population of the US does not have enough to buy food without seeking handouts.

The US is not the only capitalist nation with a huge chunk of its population that cannot meet its basic needs. The UK for instance without social welfare, would have a large proportion of its population with no means for food or housing. The extensive use of social welfare in Western countries shows that the idea of increasing production leads to the fulfilment of the basic needs for all is flawed. This is why if the thought of the western economists was implemented as a solution alone then a large percentage of the citizens of these countries would find themselves in abject poverty and not have enough for survival. To prevent riots and social turmoil politicians in the west address this flaw by providing government handouts, benefits and welfare schemes, whilst maintaining the pretence that their economic ideas are true and work.

Some wealthy and uninformed individuals have referred to the lowest-income 47% of Americans as the “takers,” who enjoy government benefits at the expense of the high-earning one percent. But their claim is meaningless. The total amount paid out in ‘welfare’ (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) is less than the investment income of just three men in a single year.

The monthly TANF income for a family of four is less than what the average member of the Forbes Top 20 made in one second at the office.

The 47% don’t own stocks. They don’t own anything. The so-called ‘takers’ have ZERO wealth. The value of any assets owned by nearly half of the country is surpassed by their debt.

Recipients of ‘entitlements’ are accused by the uninformed of getting something for nothing. The opposite is true. According to the Urban Institute, the typical two-earner couple making average wages throughout their lifetimes will receive less in Social Security benefits than they paid in. Same for single males. Almost the same for single females.

Getting something for nothing? Yes, the rich are. Tax expenditures, which are deductions and exemptions that primarily benefit the highest-earning individuals, cost about 8% of the GDP, the same percentage that goes to Social Security and Medicare.

If just one of the tax breaks for the rich, the $113,700 cap on Payroll Tax, were eliminated, Social Security would be almost entirely funded for the next 75 years.

In the last few months American citizens, some of them children, have been arrested for:

Meanwhile, not a single banker was arrested for these actions:

  • HSBC Bank laundered moneyfor Mexican drug cartels.
  • Goldman Sachs designed and sold mortgage packages that were meant to fail.
  • Bank of America and Lehman Brothers hidbillions of dollars of bonuses and loans from investors.

If you could gather the world’s 200 richest individuals, ask each one his or her net worth, get the actual numbers from Forbes, and then add it all up, the total would be more than the total wealth of half the population of the world, 3.5 billion people.

The U.S. is one of the greatest contributors to this shameful disparity.  It’s no coincidence that America is the third least taxed developed country and the fourth highest in wealth inequality among all nations. It is also no surprise, with so little revenue going to the general public, that America is the fourth worst in the overall well-being of its children.

Corporations have doubled their profits and cut their taxes in half in ten years. The burden of taxes, which Oliver Wendell Holmes called the price of a “civilized society,” has been shifted to workers. For every dollar of employee payroll tax paid in the 1950s corporations paid three dollars. Now it’s 22 cents.

Globalization has allowed U.S. corporations to stop paying for national defence and infrastructure and all the benefits of the U.S. legal and educational systems. All of the following companies had sizable U.S. revenues, but they claimed losses here while declaring billions of dollars of profits overseas.

  • Bank of America, with 82% of its revenue in the U.S., declared $7 billion in U.S. losses and $10 billion in foreign profits.
  • Citigroup, with 42% of its revenue in North America (almost all U.S.), declared a $5 billion U.S. loss and a $28 billion foreign profit.
  • Pfizer, with 40% of its revenues in the U.S., declared almost $7 billion in U.S. losses to go along with $31 billion in foreign profits.
  • Abbott Labs, with 42% of its sales in the U.S., declared a $256 million U.S. loss and $12 billion in foreign profits.
  • Dow Chemical, with 32% of its sales in the U.S., declared a $15 million U.S. loss against foreign profits of over $5 billion.

    If there’s any way capitalism can work, it has to be regulated, otherwise blind greed takes over. The sneering head at the top of the body watches limbs being chopped off, but it does not seem to recognize that Americans are all bleeding to death (3).

Edward Bawman reported:

“Capitalism has not necessarily corrupted democracy – Republicans have done more in that regard with disenfranchisement and gerrymandering, but it has become sufficiently corrupt that it is undermining its value for those who are not wealthy. In particular, when the middle class stops growing and increasing its economic value, capitalism is failing its primary function. No economy does well in the long-term unless its middle class does so as well.

One of government’s primary functions is redistribution, which is critical for the greater good, which itself is critical for any modern society’s success. The combination of capitalism and socialism is one of the ways this is accomplished. Capitalism also needs to be well regulated by government or it will, by nature, become antithetical to these goals. Like the myth of free markets, capitalism is not inherently self-regulating, all thanks to human nature.

The theories of democracy and capitalism are both quite different from their realities, for the same reasons that utopian theories are failures in the real world. Human nature and these theories do not align well. Corruption is inevitable, and even government cannot do more than manage it (4).

Michael Sanders wrote:

“For the rest of the world, capitalism is not working. A billion live on less than two dollars a day. With global population exploding to 10 billion by 2050, inequality gap will grow, fuelling revolutions, wars, adding more billionaires and more folks surviving on two bucks a day.

“Free-market capitalism seems to destroy the world. Americans have drifted from having a market economy to becoming a market society where almost everything is up for sale, a way of life where market values seep into almost every sphere of life and sometimes crowd out or corrode important values, non-market values.

“In one generation, market ideology consumed America’s collective spirit. The years leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 were a heady time of market faith and deregulation — an era of market triumphalism. The era began in the early 1980s, when Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher proclaimed their conviction that markets, not government, held the key to prosperity and freedom.

“And in the 1990s with the “market-friendly liberalism of Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, who moderated but consolidated the faith that markets are the primary means for achieving the public good.

“Today almost everything can be bought and sold. Today markets, and market values, have come to govern our lives as never before. We did not arrive at this condition through any deliberate choice. It is almost as if it came upon us.

“Over the years, market values were coming to play a greater and greater role in social life. Economics was becoming an imperial domain. Today, the logic of buying and selling no longer applies to material goods alone. It increasingly governs the whole of life.

“New free-market capitalism is trapped in American brains.Yes, it’s everywhere: Markets to allocate health, education, public safety, national security, criminal justice, environmental protection, recreation, procreation, and other social goods unheard-of 30 years ago. Today, we take them largely for granted.

“Examples: for-profit schools, hospitals, prisons … outsourcing war to private contractors … police forces by private guards almost twice the number of public police officers … drug companies, aggressive marketing of prescription drugs directly to consumers, a practice prohibited in most other countries.

“More: Ads in public schools … buses … corridors … cafeterias … naming rights to parks and civic spaces … blurred boundaries, within journalism, between news and advertising … marketing of ‘designer’ eggs and sperm for assisted reproduction … buying and selling … the right to pollute … campaign finance in the U.S. that comes close to permitting the buying and selling of elections .

“The horror goes on. During a time of severe drought in the western US, with California reportedly left with one year’s supply of water, the fossil-fuel fracking industry is polluting the remaining surface and ground water.

“All of these activities–use of antibiotics as animal feed, use of GMO herbicides, fracking–are profitable because they impose huge external costs on the environment and on third parties who are not participants in the profits gleaned by externalizing the costs of production.

“The external cost imposed on the climate by fossil-fuel use is the source of the life-threatening crisis that humanity confronts. Capitalists make money by exploiting labour and by externalizing the costs of the wastes produced by the productive process by imposing the wastes on the environment. It is the short-term time horizon of production organized by selfish private interests focused on quarterly profits that is destroying the liveability of the earth.

“Governments, despite pressure from corporations, have realized that pollution is a problem, and governments have imposed some regulation. The regulation raises some costs to corporations, but the regulation is insufficient to halt very much of the externalization of the cost of production (5).

One of the most enduring critiques of capitalism is that it is morally and culturally corrosive. Even if we grant that capitalism is more efficient than planned economies, the question remains: are the economic gains worth the cultural cost?

Perhaps the first cultural critique of capitalism is that it destroys traditional culture and ways of living. Competitive global market economies undoubtedly transform traditional cultures, and this is not limited to far off places in Africa, Latin America, or the Polynesian Islands. In the history of Western Europe and the United States, market economies played a vital role in transforming traditions and radically altering social interaction. One of the main ways the market does this is through innovation. As new technologies, industries, and goods and services emerge, they make older ones obsolete; old industries are shut down and new ones emerge. New forms of management and technology and division of labour transform traditional work and social relations, and new technologies alter traditional roles of women and men in the house.  These sweeping changes can also destroy traditional work and social relationships that play an essential cultural and economic role in the lives of a community or nation. At the same time, it is important not to understate the real positive social benefits that come from economic growth and the reduction of extreme poverty.  This is what Joseph Schumpeter called “creative destruction,” and it would be naïve to deny that creative destruction does not come with serious trade-offs.  Some traditional and artisanal trades are lost forever and this can be a cultural impoverishment. At the same time, because we associate global capitalism with modernization we assume it only has negative effects on traditional culture.

While capitalism does indeed transform, and even destroy, aspects of traditional cultural life, the most destructive global forces of cultural transformation especially in the developing world come less from market economies than from the Western, secular, organizations like the United Nations, the World Bank, the NGO industry, and the U.S. and European governments. These powerful institutions wield “soft” and “hard” power to foist a reductionist vision of life upon millions of the world’s poor.

Activities of groups like the UN, UNICEF and Planned Parenthood, impose secular ideas of family, motherhood, sexuality, abortion, contraception, and forced sterilization on the world’s poor. It is bad enough when a country like China does this to their own people, but when bureaucrats in Washington or Paris are manipulating poor families in the developing world, and tying aid packages to so called reproductive rights it is a naked act of cultural imperialism.  There now exists what the New York Times has called a “daughter deficit” and what The Economist has labelled “gendercide.” Millions of baby girls are being aborted in the developing world as people are encouraged by international agencies and NGOs to have small families. For a variety of cultural reasons, when forced to choose, many of the families choose to have baby boys and abort their unborn daughters. The consequences of the loss of all these human lives is of course incalculable, but that isn’t the extent of it. The birth ratio of boys to girls is now so skewed that this will have devastating social and political consequences. This is not the result of free markets. It is a product of selfish consumerism, bad anthropology and faulty economics—an outgrowth decades of educational policy and top-down social and economic planning that grows out of the zero-sum-game fallacy, which in turn fosters a distorted ideology that dominates development insiders. Not surprisingly, these insiders are rarely proponents of the free market, and if they do give the market a nod it is a kind of techno-bureaucratic capitalism ruled by elites who haunt Davos each year.

Critics also charge capitalism with promoting radical concepts of autonomy, such as the type of entrepreneurs untethered from moral absolutes portrayed in The Social Network. This type was evident among some bankers during the financial crisis and still is among techno-utopian entrepreneurs who believe they can re-engineer the human soul and even escape death itself through technology. While the market does enable people to indulge in a lifestyle marked by the illusion of radical autonomy, the main sources of such thinking and behaviour are not market economics, but a number of harder to diagnose intellectual and spiritual crises that plague the west. These include things like reductionist rationalism that makes all questions of truth, beauty, and the good life a matter of personal predilection; a nominalist conception of human freedom where freedom is merely the exercise of the will separated from truth and reason; the radical individualism of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau; and radical scepticism, which makes reason a slave to the passions. A market economy can help spread these ideas.

Capitalism has profound effects on culture and it is a mistake to think that the market economy is neutral or that markets left to their own devices will work everything out for the best (6).

The essence of ethical capitalism is to work hard and achieve monetary success.  The purpose is to create a product, refine a service, and make a good profit. However, what “capital” companies often do, is to take over and manipulate a company for massive personal profit.  A determination is made at some point to either:

  1.  Build up a promising business with good potential, or
  2. Destroy a troubled business and grab all the money they can, while leaving the workers with nothing.

In many instances, the huge amount of profit taken by the capital company could have been used to restore the business, or at least provide support for the fired workers.

There is nothing wrong in making a simple bond or stock investment in a business.    The unethical method is to step in and “manage” a company, which you did not create, and manipulate it for huge personal profit, while the personnel are fired and left with nothing.  There are other types of abuse, such as Wall Street gambling on “derivatives” — often incurring huge losses that require a bailout.

One of the great features of the modern economy is that firms can be owned by a diverse group of outside investors while day-to-day business operations are delegated to full-time managers. Such ownership arrangements allow for immense economic gains since capital is allocated to its highest use and risk is born more efficiently.

Adam Smith set out the principles of market economics in The Wealth of Nations(1776). But he had written an earlier book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). The two themes are connected. Markets serve human needs properly only if markets operate in a moral context. The loss of that wider moral tradition has allowed the financial sector to forget what a good marketplace looks like, to abandon competition for cartels, and to acquiesce in the disenfranchisement of the poor.

This drift toward monopoly power is one of the biggest threats to wellbeing faced by people and communities today.

A better economy need not mean jettisoning the disciplines of the market economy. It does mean recognising that the market’s inbuilt tendency to erode competition damages us all unless held in check. Regulation may be part of a solution, but it risks giving too much power to the state. The missing link is one which Adam Smith would have understood – the rediscovery of a moral consensus (he called it mutual sympathy) to mark the limits to markets so that, paradoxically, the market can deliver what people – including those too poor to interest an uncompetitive market – want and need.

It’s not about morality versus markets – it’s the recognition that the market is a brilliant distributional mechanism with great power to adapt and self-correct, provided there is enough moral awareness among the players to prevent the accumulation of overweening monopoly power. More and more people see that markets without an underpinning moral framework create disasters (7).

Capitalism’s pursuit of profit is destroying life on earth. As it seems, capitalism is not working: A billion lives are living on less than two dollars a day. With global population exploding to 10 billion by 2050, that inequality gap will grow, fuelling revolutions, wars, adding more billionaires and more folks surviving on two bucks a day.

Capitalism is working for the Forbes 1,000 Global Billionaires whose ranks swelled from 322 in 2000 to 1,426 recently. Billionaires control the vast majority of the world’s wealth, while the income of American workers stagnated.
Communism

Communism, also known as a command system, is an economic system where the government owns most of the factors of production and decides the allocation of resources and what products and services will be provided.

The most important originators of communist doctrine were Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. Like the socialists before them, they wanted to end the exploitation of the masses by the few. The capitalist system at that time required workers to work under harsh and dangerous conditions for little pay. The end goal of communism was to eliminate class distinctions among people, where everyone shared equally in the proceeds of society, when government would no longer be needed.

Karl Marx agreed with Louis Blanc in how labour and income should be managed: “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” However, it seems clear from history that Adam Smith had the correct principle, which is that people work in their own self-interest.

Marx and Engels believed that there was a class struggle between the masses, which Marx referred to as the proletariat, who could only offer their labour, and the owners of the means of production, which included land, raw materials, tools and machines, and especially money. Karl Marx called these members of the ruling class the bourgeoisie. He believed that a political revolution was essential because the state was a central instrument of capitalist society, and since the bourgeoisie had a stranglehold on the government, it would,  in many cases, be necessary to use force and violence to overthrow the capitalists.

Although Marx and Engels believed that property should belong to society, they did not really give much thought to how economic decisions would be made. Communist countries, particularly Russia and China, decided on a centrally planned economy. The centrally planned economy had the following major attributes:

  • The government owns all means of production, which is managed by employees of the state.
  • These employees operated under party-appointed economic planners, who set output targets in prices and frequently interfered with the operations to satisfy personal or party desires.

And because communist economies are not efficient and because of the Communist Party’s desire to retain power, most economic resources were devoted to industrialization and to the military, depriving consumers of food and other necessary products, causing intense competition for these limited necessities, where many people had to wait in long lines for common consumer goods, such as toilet paper.

Another major feature of communist economies was their emphasis on the country’s self-reliance, discouraging international trade and investment.

Major decisions were made by the highest-ranking members of the Communist Party, which, in the Soviet Union, was the Politburo. The Politburo frequently met with the Central Committee that consisted of the heads of the local Communist Party factions and government ministries, the military, police, and other major participants in the economy.

Although the purpose of communism was to serve the needs of the proletariat, communist governments simply became repressive regimes that exploited their people to aggrandize their own power, exploiting the masses even more so than the capitalists do.

Properties of Communism

  • All members of the economy share both work and benefits.
  • Those that do not provide their share of effort and resources to the system are culled.
  • Successful communistic systems tend to be small and homogeneous.
  • A healthy communistic system results in a cooperative society.

Advantages of Communism

  • Communism is an internally stable economic system, in that those that participate benefit and those that do not are culled – creating an incentive to participate.
  • Communism requires common goals and agreed upon rules/laws to allocate responsibilities and resources. If successful, this leads to a spirit of sharing – which builds stronger social communities, creating a stable economy.
  • Due to their sense of cooperation, healthy communistic systems are very efficient at distributing resources within their localized areas – particularly in times of need.

Disadvantages of Communism

  • Large or geographically broad populations tend to be diverse, making it difficult to maintain a common goal or set of rules for shared effort and resources.
  • Large, diversified societies tend to gravitate towards systems of hierarchy, reducing the perception of fair distribution of work and resources – which can destabilize a communistic society.
  • Allowing an influx of external culture increases the likelihood of destabilizing the homogeneity of the society. As such, communistic systems tend to block out external cultures and exclude outside competition, weakening the system’s ability to learn from, or compete with, external economies.
  • In a Communist system, the central authority dictates the means and quantity of production, and places strict rules on businesses.
  • Since there is no competition amongst firms, each is given the same amount of money and each worker is paid the same, with the same expectations of each.
  • All businesses are ultimately owned by the government.
  • Populations tend to be treated homogeneously, meaning that common goals or sets of rules will not apply to different segments of the population and community.
  • Without a price mechanism, supply and demand are difficult to balance perfectly over time.

Socialism

The definition of socialism varies widely, but it can be described as an economic system between communism and capitalism. Like communism, socialism seeks to redistribute the wealth more equitably by the communal ownership of natural resources and major industries, such as banking and public utilities. Socialists also seek to nationalize monopolies, which greatly enrich their owners at the expense of the proletariat. However, unlike communism, most small or nonessential enterprises would remain privately owned. Also unlike the Communists, most socialists do not advocate violence or force to achieve their economic system.

Socialism is based on the concept of everyone gets their share. This economic system exists in those environments where resources are plentiful, or populations are extremely small (such as family units).

Properties of Socialism

  • All members of the economy share benefits, regardless of their economic value to the system.
  • Successful socialistic systems depend on sufficient resources for the entire population.
  • A healthy socialistic system results in non-economic productivity.

Advantages of Socialism

  • In environments with plentiful resources, socialism provides all members with their survival needs, creating a stable social environment.
  • Members that cannot participate economically – due to disabilities, age, or periods of poor health – can still impart wisdom, emotional support and continuity of experience to the system.
  • Freedom from work provides opportunity for some societal members to explore non-economically-productive pursuits, such as pure science, math and non-popular arts.

Disadvantages of Socialism

  • Slow economic growth, less entrepreneurial opportunity and competition, and a potentiallack of motivation by individuals due to lesser rewards.
  • It creates distorted or absent pricesignals, results in reduced incentives, thus leading to reduced prosperity, has low feasibility, and has negative social and political effects.
  • Since there is no culling and no economic advantage to working harder, socialistic systems provide no inherent incentive to participate. This makes socialism internally unstable.
  • Due to a lack of incentives, socialistic systems tend not to be competitive, making them externally unstable.
  • Productivity and efficiency are difficult to achieve without profit motive for the workers.
  • It is difficult to achieve internal balances between supply and demand without price mechanism.
  • There is loss of consumers’ sovereignty in a socialist economy. Consumers do not have the freedom to buy whatever commodities they want. They can consume only those commodities, which are available in department stores. Often the quantities, which they can buy are fixed by the state.
  • There is also no freedom of occupation in such a society. Every person is provided job by the state. But he cannot leave or change it. Even the place of work is allotted by the state. All occupational movements are sanctioned by the state.
  • Under socialism, there is arbitrary allocation of resources. The central planning authority often commits mistakes in resource allocation because the entire work is done on trial and error basis.
  • A socialist economy is said to be a bureaucratic economy. It is operated like a machine. So it does not provide the necessary initiative to the people to work hard. People work due to the fear of higher authorities and not for any personal gain or self-interest.

The Global Economy

The global economy refers to the economy of the world, comprising of different economies of individual countries, with each economy related with the other in one way or another. A key concept in the global economy is globalization, which is the process that leads to individual economies around the world being closely interwoven such that an event in one country is bound to affect the state of other world economies. This concept of being tied together in order to have free trade, and cheaper foreign markets is known as globalization. Globalization has allowed for trading between countries with less restrictions, and thus, businessmen can sell their products all over the world and consumers can have a plethora of products from various countries to choose from.

In the past century or so, the focus on globalization has intensified a lot. More and more trade has been done between different countries, and restrictions on movement and business across borders have been reduced a great deal. People are now able to sell their commodities in any market across the world. Likewise, consumers also enjoy a much wider variety of goods and services since they can sample them from other places and not just their own countries alone.
Advantages of a Global Economy

  • Resources of different countries are used for producing goods and services more efficiently.
  • Consumers get much wider variety of products to choose from.
  • Consumers get the product they want at more competitive prices.
  • Companies are able to procure input goods and services required at most competitive prices.
  • Companies get access to much wider markets
  • It promotes understanding and goodwill among different countries.
  • Businesses and investors get much wider opportunities for investment.
  • Adverse impact of fluctuations in agricultural productions in one area can be reduced by pooling of production of different areas.
  • Free movement of goods and services across borders improve the quality of these goods and services. This can be attributed partly to the increased competition. Logically, a local manufacturer will be forced to produce better quality goods because now the consumers have the option of buying from foreign companies, which are likely to be of high quality since they are exports. Likewise, the same manufacturer will need to up their game if they are to have any chance of penetrating foreign markets.
  • A global economy leads to high growth. A larger market for producersand a wider variety for consumers. There is increased consumer wealth and thus more trade, leading to even further growth.
  • Thanks to the global economy, a shirt is now likely to cost just about the same in New Delhi as it would in New York. This makes it easier to set the standards for goods and services, with only slight discrepancies in different countries, thus making trade much easier and reducing the chances of exploitation.

Disadvantages of Globalization:

  • Developed countries can stifle development of undeveloped and under-developed countries.
  • Economic depression in one country can trigger adverse reaction across the globe.
  • It can increase spread of communicable diseases.
  • Companies face much greater competition. This can put smaller companies, at a disadvantage as they do not have resources to compete at global scale.
  • Because there are opportunities across borders, there is always a danger of there being high economic growth with a lot of inequality. This is because the wealthy in society are usually better placed to take advantage of the opportunities, thus growing wealthier and leaving the poor with little or nothing.
  • Along with globalization comes a new concept: outsourcing. Outsourcing involves delegating labour from developed countries to the developing ones where the cost of labour is much cheaper. This helps the multinational companies in the developed world to cut on the cost of labour, and make bigger profits. Essentially, for the worker in the underdeveloped country, this is unfair exploitation (8).

Islamic economy

Most westerners think that Islamic economy is a new social science Muslims had invented only in the 1920s. They forget however, that Muslims in their golden days ruled the world successfully for one thousand years with the Islamic economic system (9).

Between the 8th and 12th centuries, the Muslim world developed many advanced concepts and techniques in production, investment, finance, economic development, taxation, property use such as Hawala, an early informal value transfer system, Islamic trusts known as waqf, systems of contract relied upon by merchants, a widely circulated common currency, chequespromissory notes, early contracts, bills of exchange, (mufawada), advanced agricultural techniques, high literacy rates, and enlightened capture and use of slaves.

Specific Islamic concepts involving money, property, taxation, charity included zakat (the “taxing of certain goods, such as harvest, with an eye to allocating these taxes to expenditures that are also explicitly defined, such as aid to the needy.”); Gharar (“the interdiction of chance … that is, of the presence of any element of uncertainty, in a contract (which excludes not only insurance but also the lending of money without participation in the risks); and riba (charging interest or at least high interest on money lent). These concepts, like others in Islamic law and jurisprudence, came from the “prescriptions, anecdotes, examples, and words of the Prophet, all gathered together and systematized by commentators according to an inductive, casuistic method.”  Sometimes other sources such as al-urf, (the custom), al-‘aql (reason) or al-ijma (consensus of the jurists) were employed. In addition, Islamic law has developed areas of law that correspond to secular laws of contracts and torts.

Adam Smith is considered by the West the first theorist of what we commonly refer to as capitalism. His 1776 work, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was published in (1776).

The Arab Muslim historiographer Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406 AD) who was born 441 years before Adam Smith said:

“Civilization and its well-being as well as business prosperity depend on productivity and people’s efforts in all directions in their own interest and profit. When people no longer do business in order to make a living and when they cease all gainful activity, the business of civilization slumps and everything decays.”

Sources of income permissible in Islam were mentioned in several verses in the Koran (Al-Baqarah, 188; Al-Nisa;, 29). Sources of income prohibited in Islam were mentioned in the Koran (bribery (Al-baqarah, 188; usurping other’s property, Al-Baqarah, 188; fraud, Al-Imran, 161; stealing and robbery, Al-Maidah, 38; income from sources of vulgarity, Al-Noor, 19; Gambling, Al-Maidah, 90; wine and its business, Al-Maidah, 90; interest, Al-Baqarah, 275.

Moral directives of Islam in conducting business is mentioned in the verses: Al-Isra’, 35; Al-Tawba, 34; Al-Nahl, 92 & 134; Al-Najm, 40; Al-Baqarah, 282.

Prophet Muhammad said that Allah’s mercy descends on one who is gentle at the time of buying, selling, and requesting payment.” [Tirmizi].

Prophet Muhammad said: “whosoever sells a defective product without disclosing its defect to the purchaser, shall earn the permanent anger of Allah and the angels continuously curse such a person.” [Ibn-Maja].

Prophet Muhammad said: “The seller and the buyer have the right to keep or return the goods as long as they have not parted or till they part; and if both the parties spoke the truth and described the defects and qualities [of the goods], then they would be blessed in their transaction, and if they told lies or hid something, then the blessings of their transaction would be lost.” (Bukhari, No: 1937).

It is reported by Jabir that the Prophet said: “The flesh and body that is raised on unlawful sustenance shall not enter Paradise. Hell is more deserving to the flesh that grows on one’s body out of unlawful sustenance.” [Ahmad].

Abu Said related that the Prophet said: “The truthful and trustworthy businessman will be in the company of Prophets, saints and martyrs on the Day of Judgment.” [Darimi, Tirmidhi].

Islamic economy then, dates back to the time of the Koran and the prophet of Islam and is not just a social science invented by Muslims as some unknowledgeable Westerners claim.

Islam is not an ascetic religion and does not aim at depriving Muslims of the good things that Allah has provided. It takes a positive view of life considering humans not as born sinners eternally condemned for their original sin, but as vicegerents of Allah for whom everything on earth has been created.

Virtue in Islam, therefore lies not in shunning the bounties of Allah, but in enjoying them within the framework of the values for “righteous living” through which Islam seeks to promote human welfare.

The values for righteous living that Islam propagates permeate all sectors of human activity. There is no strictly mundane sector of life according to Islam. Action in every field of human activity, including the economic, is spiritual provided it is in harmony with the goals and values of Islam.

It is really these goals and values that determine the nature of the economic system of Islam. A proper understanding of these is therefore essential for a better perspective of the economic system of Islam. These goals and values are:

  1. Economic well-being and the moral norms of Islam;
  2. Universal brotherhood and justice;
  3. Equitable distribution of income; and
  4. Freedom of the individual within the context of social welfare.

The Islamic economy can then be adequately defined as that branch of knowledge, which helps to realize human well – being through allocation and distribution of scarce resources that is in conformity with Islamic teachings without unduly curbing individual freedom or creating continued macroeconomic and ecological imbalances.

The sources of Islamic economics are the Koran and the Sunnah of the Prophet. They provide guidelines for economic behaviour and a blueprint of how the economic system of a society should be

organized.  Therefore, the values and objectives of the Islamic economic systems must necessarily conform to, and comply with, the principles derived from these fundamental sources.

The Islamic economy is based on four sources:

  • The Koran – the Word of Allah the Creator.
  • The Sunnah of the Prophet – the sayings and practices of the Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him.
  • Ijma’, the common belief of Muslim scholars.
  • Qiâs, a method that uses analogy – comparison – to derive Islamic legal rulings for new developments. Qiyâs is a method that Muslim jurists use to derive a ruling for new situations that are not addressed by the Koran and the Sunnah of the Prophet like many new developments. By way of qiyâs, these issues can be referred back to those that are explicitly mentioned in the sacred texts.

These four sources constitute the components of the Sharia, and these components are used as a basis for governing economic affairs.


The Islamic principles on which the Islamic economy is founded

In order to understand how the Islamic economy operates, certain Islamic principles on which the economic system was founded must be explained first.

1- In Islam, wealth does not belong to people but only to Allah. It is Allah Who owns everything in the world. People deceive themselves when they imagine they own possessions. They did not personally create the things they imagine they possess, and they have no power whatsoever to maintain them. Neither can they prevent them ceasing to exist. There is no question of them owning anything; because they themselves were nothing but dust, then Allah created them, owned them, and are under His control.

In the Koran it is revealed that all objects and entities belong to Allah:

To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and all that is underneath the soil (Taha, 6).

To God belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth, and unto Him all matters are returned (Al-Imran, 109).

Islam teaches that man is Allah’s viceroy on earth. This principle of vicerengy (Istikhlaf) is derived from the cardinal principle of Tawheed (Allah is the One and only God). Allah is the Lord of all beings (Rabb al Alamîne). Accordingly, ownership in Islam belongs to Allah, who entrusted man in all wealth on earth with a view to exploiting it according to Allah’s will and commandments.

Allah commands in the Koran:

Believe in Allah and His Messenger, and expend of that unto which He has made you successors. And those of you who believe and expend shall have a mighty wave (Al-Hadîd, 7).

Based on the above, Allah has delegated the proprietary rights to mankind under specified terms i.e. trusteeship. Man is therefore subject to the terms of that trust and must not forget that the real owner is Allah and man’s ownership is granted by Him.

2- Allah has not attached much importance on worldly gains but on the deeds imprinted with wisdom and piety. Worldly gains are fleeting but good deeds have a lasting value in the sight of Allah. On the Day of Judgment none of our present landmarks will remain. We shall stand before Allah as we were created with none of the adventitious possessions that we collected in this life, which will all have vanished.

We read in the Koran:

Wealth and sons are the adornment of the present world; but the abiding things, the deeds of righteousness, are better with Allah in reward, and better in hope (Al-Kahf, 46).

Believers, who have faith in Allah and attach no importance to the transitory baubles of this world, who know that all things come from Allah alone and who therefore spend what they have on His path, may hope for Allah’s mercy and paradise. Since they prefer the life of the hereafter, which Allah says will last for all eternity, over the life of this world, it is actually they who are the wealthy ones.

3- Private ownership is recognized by Islam but only as per pro – as a delegation from the original Lord to His agent man. Thus man cannot dispose of whatever is in his possession without restriction, or in a manner discordant with the terms inscribed by the Lord.

Private ownership in Islam is not a social function, nor is natural wealth the property of the society or collectively. All wealth belongs to Allah alone and private ownership is only a metaphoric expression. There are three main restrictions on private ownership:

  • Ownership must be acquired by legitimate means. Private ownership should not jeopardize the public interest. If public interest requires the acquisition of a private property, the owner must be fully and fairly compensated.
  • The owner must invest and utilize what he owns in a satisfactory manner and without violating the divine Laws (10).

People today, struggle to make money and possess goods and property. Allah reveals that believers must be filled with passion for Him alone, and that their hearts can only be contented by repeating His name, and that they fear losing His pleasure by behaving in any other way. Believers have a strong desire to give their possessions to others in need, for the purpose of gaining the pleasure of Allah, to whom they are so passionately devoted. They fervently spend their assets on Allah’s path.

The Koran reveals:

There are men who neither commerce nor trafficking diverts them from the remembrance of Allah and to perform the prayer, and to pay the alms, fearing a day when hearts and eyes shall be turned about (An-Nur, 37).

Believers regard ssets not only as investment tools, but also as a means by which to give thanks and draw closer to Allah. They spend their wealth in divine service and do not at later date remind the recipient reproachfully of the favour done to him. Believers spending willingly in the way of Allah shall have their reward in heaven, they shall have no ground for alarm nor shall fear fall upon them nor shall they come to grief. In fact, a kind word exhibiting friendly disposition and forgiveness is far better than charity followed by reproach inducing mental pain.

4 – The evil of amassing wealth

Man has extreme love for wealth and also relentlessly exerts efforts to attain it. Islam teaches that there is nothing more to chasing after wealth than the wastage of a person’s life for that which has no value. Instead he could have earned an everlasting bliss in Paradise, but he lost this due to his craving after provision – which had already been assured to him and allotted to him, by Allah, and it was not possible for anything to come to him except what was decreed for him – then on top of this he does not benefit from that, but rather abandons it and leaves it for someone else.

After death, man departs from his wealth and leaves it behind, but he will be the one held accountable for how he dealt with it. Since death awaits everybody, then being satisfied with this world is foolishness. In fact, wealth is not ours except when we spend it.

Craving for wealth is of two types: beneficial craving and that is spending in the way of Allah, and harmful craving and that is craving after this world.

In the Koran Allah condemns three vices: (1) scandal mongering, talking or suggesting evil of men or women by word or innuendo, or behaviour, or mimicry, or sarcasm, or insult; (2) malicious talk about someone who is not present; (3) piling up wealth, not for use or service to those who need it, but in miserly hoards, as if such hoards can prolong the miser’s life or give him immortality.

Allah warns against amassing money; it shall not confer eternity nor avert retributive punishment in the abyss of Hell.

Woe unto every backbiter, slanderer, who has gathered riches and counted them over thinking his riches have made him immortal.
No indeed; He shall be thrust into the Crusher; and what shall teach thee what is the Crusher? The Fire of Allah kindled roaring over the hearts covered down upon them, in columns outstretched (Al-humazah, 1-9).

The Prophet of Allah explained to Muslims how to distribute property, provisions and charity to all people.

He said: “Surely Allah sent the prophets to spend wealth on the needy and to teach people the way of spending. Allah never sent prophets to amass wealth and forget the poor. The prophets forbade the rich from amassing wealth and saving it in banks and treasuries while others are left to live in miserable poverty.”

The prophet said:

“Two ravenous wolves which spend the night amongst sheep whose shepherd is absent, will not cause more havoc for the people than will love of status and wealth to a Believer’s Deen (religion).”

This analogy given by the Prophet clearly illustrates the dangers of craving wealth and worldly status. The Prophet explains that desire for wealth is more dangerous to man than hungry wolves are to a flock of stranded sheep. The Prophet explains that very few sheep can escape the havoc caused by the wolves, implying that very little of a Muslim’s religion is safe in the face of his lust for wealth and status. This is a severe warning against the evil of craving wealth and status in the world.

For a man to chase after wealth is to waste his efforts on something that he cannot change. The provision of every man is fixed by Allah, and he cannot increase it. So, rather than running after something that has already been guaranteed for him, the Believer should strive to attain a high rank in Paradise, rather than wasting his life in hoarding riches.

The Prophet said:

“The Holy Spirit Gibreel (Gabriel) has inspired to me that no person shall die except after he has completed his share of Rizq (wealth, sustenance, livelihood appointed for them), so fear Allah when seeking wealth”.

The wealth of this world has no lasting benefit for man. It must eventually be abandoned, and all that it brings is accountability for its possessor on the Day of Judgment. This in itself is indeed enough to show the blameworthiness of craving for wealth.

The Prophet said:

“A servant says, ‘My wealth, my wealth’, but out of his wealth three things are only his: whatever he eats and makes use of; or what he spends on his apparels and this also wears out; or that he gives as charity, and this is what he stored for himself (as a reward in the Hereafter), and what is beyond this it is of no use to you because you are to depart and leave it for other people.”

The Koran teaches us:

‘O Children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink, But waste not by excess, for Allah loves not the wasters. Say: Who has forbidden the beautiful (gifts) of Allah, which He has produced for His servants, and the things, clean and pure, (which He has provided) for sustenance?’ (Al-A’raf, 31-32).

It is fine then to enjoy good foods and surround ourselves with beauty. If we can afford comforts, we should be grateful for them. But then, what qualifies as lawful spending and what is excess?

Spending in the way of Allah is a great virtue. It has paramount importance in divine religions. All prophets emphatically urged their followers to spend in the way of Allah.

The greatest benefit of spending in the way of Allah is that it establishes a strong bond between a person and his or her Creator. What is evident from practical experience is that people’s hearts are affixed to their wealth. On the other hand, those who spend in the way of Allah would find that they are in an everlasting attachment with their Lord because they have entrusted their wealth to Him.

Spending in the way of Allah helps the believer to establish strong ties with the society. Prayer and charity are a prerequisite for one to be a true servant of Allah. Prayer helps in developing a true relationship with the Almighty Lord, and charity establishes a deep-rooted connection among the members of society. Hence, both play an unsurpassed role in nurturing and developing the person conceived by the Noble Koran. It is precisely for this reason that prayer and zakat (alms giving) are mentioned in the Koran side by side.

Allah says in the Koran:

“This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who fear Allah; Who believe in the Unseen ( existence of Allah, accountability in the Hereafter, blissful eternal life in Paradise, eternal tormenting life in Hell) are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them (Al-Baqarah, 1-2).

These two pillars in fact constitute the foundations upon which the entire structure of people’s relationship with the Creator and with one another is erected. The fabric of the Sharia is also built upon Prayer and charity.

The best possible way whereby one can demonstrate affection toward one’s neighbors is to sympathize with them and financially help them out whenever they are in trying circumstances. By offering Prayer, people can appropriately show their obedience to and love for their Lord. Similarly, people can express love and affection toward their neighbours and all the needy by lending them a helping hand.

The key to wisdom is spending in the way of Allah. Allah describes the benefits of spending in His way as follows:

“The devil threatens you with poverty and enjoins you to be niggardly, and Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself and abundance, and Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing. He grants wisdom to whom He pleases, and [for] whoever is granted wisdom, he indeed is given a great good, but none will grasp the message but men of understanding” (Al-Baqarah, 268–269).

Only charity that is given purely for the sake of Allah can bring this great benefit and reinforce what is yet feeble in one’s heart. It is for this reason that the parable described in the Koran just before the above-quoted verses begins as follows:

“And the parable of those who spend their wealth in search of Allah’s pleasure and for the strengthening of their souls is as the parable of a garden on an elevated ground…)” (Al-Baqarah, 265).

Another benefit of spending in the way of Allah is that it augments the wealth of the spender.

Allah says:

“The parable of those who spend their substance in the way of Allah is that of a grain that grows seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains, and Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases, and Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.” (Al-Baqarah, 261).

While spending sincerely in Allah’s way will doubtlessly bear fruit in the hereafter, it will also give rise to a fabulous increase for the spender in this worldly life.

Prophet Muhammad is reported to have said:

“Every day two angels come down from heaven and one of them says, ‘O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your cause,’ and the other angel says, ‘O Allah! Destroy every miser'” (Al-Bukhari).

While the spenders in the way of Allah gain the pleasure of their Lord, as well as the respect and love of people, others remain far behind. Extremely obsessed with piling up their riches, people who do not spend in the way of Allah cannot visualize peace of mind and the spiritual elevation and satisfaction that can be obtained by such charitable conduct (11).

Economizing is then permissible in Islam, but not accumulating possessions. Believers trust only in Allah, not in accumulated goods and possessions. Allah increases their wealth in return for the devotion they show to Him. He gives them much more than what they expend in His way. He multiplies His blessings on them.

5- Those who reject faith neither their wealth nor their numerous progeny shall profit them or afford them help against what Allah has for them in store. These are the inmates of Hell dwelling therein forever.

As for the unbelievers, their riches shall not avail them, neither their children, against Allah; those are the inhabitants of the Fire, therein dwelling forever (Al-Imran, 116).

6- Purpose of life in Islam

Islam teaches that the real objective of our existence is to worship Allah through righteous actions.

Allah revealed:

I have not created jinn and mankind except to serve Me (Adh-Dhariyat, 56).

Securing material wellbeing is an obligation in Islam for those in a position of responsibility, but it is not the ultimate goal of this life. A Believer must never allow his thoughts and actions to be consumed by such an objective. In contrast, the secular-Capitalist mentality views economic well-being as the central focus of one’s very existence – resulting in perpetual mental anxiety, consumed by chasing the fleeting desires of this world. Islam deems the satisfaction of one’s needs as necessary and indispensable, but does not view them as the purpose of life. As Allah has warned in the Koran that wealth becomes an allurement and a delusion if man loses sight of his real purpose.

Allah revealed:

Every soul shall taste of death; you surely be paid in full your wages on the Day of Resurrection. Whosoever is removed from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, shall win the triumph. The present life is but the joy of delusion (Al-Imran, 185).

Therefore, the right path is to engage in worldly economic matters in the manner prescribed by Allah and His Prophet, both at societal and individual level.

Allah states:

“But seek, amidst that which Allah has given you, the Last Abode, and forget not your portion of the present world; and do good, as Allah has been good to you. And seek not to work corruption in the earth: surely Allah loves not the workers of corruption (Al-Qasas, 77).

Muslims are then instructed by their Lord to focus on the next world while not forgetting the worldly things needed for surviving in this world.

Allah says in the Koran:

“O people, the promise of Allah is surely true (Day of Accountability, reward and punishment) Therefore, let not the worldly life (power, business, wealth, knowledge, long life, status , lust, etc.) delude you, and let not the Deluder (Satan) delude you concerning Allah. Surely Satan is an enemy to you; so take him for an enemy. He calls his party only that they may be among the inhabitants of the Blaze (Fatir, 5).

All worldly things are a trial for humankind (including wealth, businesses, families, careers etc.). Wealth leads the pack. Majority of the problems challenging the world are because of the diversion from Allah’s path because of money.

7- Ways of spending wealth in Islam

Islam emphasizes that its followers spend their wealth.

Allah says in the Koran:

“O believers, expend of that wherewith We have provided you, before there comes a day wherein shall be neither traffic, nor friendship, nor intercession; and the Kafirs (unbelievers) – they are the evildoers (Al-Baqarah, 254).

In this verse Allah commands the believers to spend their wealth in this life the way He inscribed for lawful spending.

Paying Zakat is mandatory for all Muslims. Zakat means “that which purifies”. The Muslim must purify his money by paying zakat. Zakat is obligatory upon all Muslims because it is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a form of obligatory alms-giving and religious tax. It is based on income and the value of all of one’s possessions. It is customarily 2.5% of a Muslim’s total income, savings and wealth above a minimum amount known as Nisab. Nisab is the minimum amount for a Muslim net worth to be obligated to give zakat. Zakat is due on wealth until one year passes.

After having paid Zakat, there is an obligation on each and every Muslim to spend more in the Way of Allah. Whatever remains with us after taking care of our needs and those of our dependants, and after paying Zakat, is recommended to be spent in good works and in charity.

We read in the Koran:

And they ask you what they ought to spend. Say: ‘That which is beyond your needs.’ Tus Allah makes clear to you His Laws in order that you may give thought (Al-Baqarah, 219).

On whom Muslims must spend their money. There are guidelines in the Koran explaining ways of spending in the way of Allah: a) Support own families; b) Support relatives who are financially weak; c) Support orphans; d) Support other poor people; e) Support Muslim organizations dedicated to Da’wah; f) Support Muslims in case of Jihad (the battle); g) Support people who are new to Islam; h) Perform Hajj as soon as one is financially and physically capable of; i)Sponsoring others for Hajj (and/or Umrah) who are not financially well-off.

All these categories of expenditure, when done with an intention of pleasing Allah, are considered as spending in the way of Allah. However, there is a priority list defined by Allah, and that is:

They will question thee concerning what they should expend. Say: ‘Whatsoever good you expend is for parents and kinsmen, orphans, the needy and the traveller; and whatever good you may do, Allah has knowledge of it (Al-Baqarah, 215).

Spending in the Way of Allah is the best trade. This is for those who are too busy in their businesses and find no time to give a thought about spending in the Way of Allah. Allah calls such people to His way, attracting their attention by means of providing them the best trade possible.

Allah says:

“O you who believe! Shall I guide you to a trade that will save you from a painful torment? That you believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives: that will be better for you, if you but know!” (As-saff, 10).

Allah says about the reward He prepares for those who spend their wealth in His way:

And He will forgive your sins and admits you into Gardens underneath rivers flow. He will lodge you in fine dwellings in the Gardens of Eternity, that is indeed the supreme achievement (As-Saff, 11).

Allah assures that whoever spends in His Cause, He shall bless His wealth. Such a person shall experience manifold increase in his/her wealth, up to 700 times.

“The likeness of those who expend their wealth in the Way of Allah is as the likeness of a grain of corn that sprouts seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. So Allah multiplies unto whom He will; Allah is All-Embracing, All-knowing (Al-Baqarah, 261).

8- Wealth’s role in attaining Birr (piety – righteousness)

Being pious and obedient to Allah’s Laws does not mean simply turning our faces at prayer toward the east or the west, but it entails the adherence to the principles and rules of Allah’s system of faith and worship. Being righteous entails that we believe in Allah as the only God of the universe and worship Him alone without partner or partners. It necessitates to believe in the Day of Judgment and in Muhammad and in all the Prophets and Messengers that came before him. It requires to believe in the Koran and in all previous authentic Books that came before it. It calls for spending for the sake of Allah on the poor among our kindred and on the orphans and on those in need, and on the wayfarer who does not have the need for transportation, and on those who make request for aid in time of distress, and on freeing the slaves, and to engage in the act of worship with appropriate acts and rites, and to fulfil the promise, and to exercise patience when befallen with a misfortune, and during the distress of warfare against the enemy. These are they who stood true to the honour of Allah, and these are they who entertain the profound reverence dutiful to Allah.

Allah states in the Koran:

It is not piety that you turn your faces to the East and to the West (in prayer). The piety is this: to believe in Allah, and the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the Prophets, to give of one’s substance, however cherished, to kinsmen and orphans, the needy, the traveller, beggars, and to ransom the slave, to perform the prayer; to pay the alms. And they who fulfil their covenant when they have engaged in a covenant, and endure with fortitude misfortune, hardship and peril, these are they who are true in their faith, these are the truly god-fearing (Al-Baqarah, 177).

In conclusion, believers will not attain piety until they spend of what they treasure and cherish in divine service, and whatever of good they spend Allah knows it well.

We read in the Koran:

You will not attain piety until you expend of what you love; and whatever thing you expend, Allah knows of it (Al-Imran, 92).

The Koran teaches that the believer who gives in charity and keeps his duty to Allah and fears him, and believes that Allah will compensate him for what he spends in Allah’s way, Allah in return will make smooth for him the path of ease and goodness. But he who is greedy miser and thinks himself self-sufficient and does not believe in Allah and the Last Day, Allah will make smooth for him the path of evil, and his wealth will profit him not when he falls into the Fire.

Surely your striving is to diverse ends. As for him who gives (in charity) and is god-fearing and confirms the reward most fair, We shall surely ease him to the Easing. But as for him who is a miser, and self-sufficient, and cries lies to the reward most fair, We shall surely ease him to the Hardship; his wealth shall not avail him when he perishes (Al-Lail, 4-11).

Allah has warned his servants a blazing Fire (Hell), none shall enter it save the most wretched that denies and turns away from Allah’s commands. As for the god-fearing, they will be far removed from it, because they spend their wealth in the way of Allah and expect no favour from anyone to be paid back, except to seek the countenance of the Lord the Most High. They will surely be pleased with their Lord when He rewards them with Paradise.

The Koran teaches:

Now I have warned you of a Fire that flames, in which none but the most wicked will burn, who denied (the truth), and turned away. The most pious one will be spared this – who gives his wealth to purify himself, and owes no favour to anyone, which is to be repaid, acting only for the sake of his Lord the Most High – and he shall surely be satisfied (Al-Lail, 14-21).

9- Rights to wealth

In a capitalistic economy, wealth is almost anything of monetary value that one accumulates in sufficient quantity. Islam however requires Muslims to have both enduring and endearing wealth. Islam not only encourages every Muslim to work and earn a legitimate income to sustain him and his family, but also encourages every Muslim to work hard to achieve perfection and excellence in his chosen profession.

Rights to wealth from the Islamic perspective is that all wealth belongs to Allah and man is only a trustee. Allah is the One who owns wealth and He has bestowed it on man.

Since Allah is the absolute owner, man is just a trustee and this is evidenced in the Koranic verse:

We offered the trust (moral responsibility and honesty, and all the duties which Allah has ordained) to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to carry it and were afraid of it; and man carried it. Surely he was unjust (to himself), and ignorant (of its results) (al-Ahzab, 72).

Such parables are put forth in order to aid men to reflection. We may therefore take the mountains, the earth and the heavens as symbolical. The mountains stand for firmness and stability: they have been created for this quality, and they are always true to that quality. The mountains have no free will of any kind. If we take the earth as a compendium of the terrestrial nature we see around us, it obeys the fixed laws of Allah, and there is no will or trust. If we take the heavens either as celestial space, or as symbolical of the angels. They absolutely obey Allah’s will and law: they have no will of their own (12).

These sets of standards aim to prevent the enmity that often occurs between different socioeconomic sections.  Of course, it is true that the gathering of money concerns almost every human being who participates in transactions with others.  Yet, while these standards recognize money as being among the most important elements in society, they do not lose sight of the fact that its position is secondary to the real purpose of human existence, which is the worship of Allah.

A society that implements Islamic laws and promotes Islamic manners will find that it brings together all the systems – political, social, and economic, that it deals with.  Islam teaches that Allah has created provision for every person who He has brought to life.  While the earth has sufficient bounty to satisfy the needs of humankind, the challenge for humans lies in discovering, extracting, processing, and distributing these resources to those who need them.

In that sense, Islam regulates human behaviour, and one type of human behaviour is economic behaviour.  Muslims deal with economic behaviour as a means of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.  In Islam, human behaviour -whether in the economic area or others – is not value free; nor is it value neutral.  It is connected with the ideological foundation of the faith.

The Islamic economic system is therefore based upon justice.  It is through justice that the existence of the rules governing the economic behaviour of the individual and economic institutions in Islam can be understood.  Justice in Islam implies the concepts of “right” as equivalent to fairness, “putting things in their proper place”, “equality”, “equalizing”, “balance”, “temperance” and “moderation.”

In practice, justice is defined as acting in accordance with the Sharia, which, in turn, contains both substantive and procedural justice covering economic issues.  Substantive justice consists of those elements of justice contained in the substance of the Sharia, while procedural justice consists of rules of procedure assuring the attainment of justice contained in the substance of the Law.  The notion of economic justice, and its attendant concept of distributive justice, is particularly important as an identifying characteristic of the Islamic economic system.  The rules governing permissible and forbidden economic behaviour on the part of consumers, producers and government, as well as questions of property rights, and of the production and distribution of wealth, are all based on the Islamic view of justice (13).

Based on the above, the Islamic economy aims at: (1) fulfilling the basic human needs including food, clothing, shelter, health, and education to every strata of society. (2) Ensuring equality of opportunity for all people. (3) Prevent concentration of wealth and minimize inequality of income and wealth distribution funds in society. (4) Ensure to everyone the freedom to adhere to moral values. (5) Ensuring stability and economic growth.

This Islamic concept of ownership is part of this general view of trusteeship (amanah). In this respect, two kinds of productive assets have been reserved for public ownership. The first is public utilities such as large streams, bridges, land around town left for common use and the banks of a stream. The second are natural resources entrusted to the society at large. Four such resources have been mentioned by the Prophet: water, herbage, fire and salt. However, Islamic jurists have long argued that these things should be considered symbolic. Other things having similar properties are also included by implication.

In general, Islam recognizes private ownership, although it is held in trust for Allah. Where the rights have been conferred upon the individual, nobody can deprive him of that except in cases where Shariah (and not the state) provides express sanctions for that. The purpose is to fulfil the needs of the poor. Islam achieves this by an array of means and through a graduated methodology to minimise the negative effects on inducements and at the same time protect the individual’s rights.

When it comes to ownership rights, Allah has clearly laid down the terms of the trust. If one violates these terms he will be answerable to Allah. If the violation is serious, the legal right of ownership is suspended. Within these limits, the owner is given a high degree of freedom to make use of the object of ownership and to claim the benefits resulting from its use (14).

10- Securing the needs of the people

Unlike capitalism, Islam does not wash its hands of securing the needs of the people as individuals. The capitalist economists consider that if their growth and GDP statistics are good then the economy is working. This is not the case  with Islam.

Islam obliges the state to ensure that its citizens have their basic needs and necessities met as well as allowing the luxuries as much as possible. This would be done firstly by letting those capable of working to do so.

It is narrated that the Prophet Muhammad shook the hand of Sa’ad ibn Muadh and found his hands to be rough. When the Prophet asked about it, Sa’ad said: “I dig with the shovel to maintain my family.” The Prophet kissed Sa’ad’s hands and said: “(They are) two hands which Allah loves.” The Prophet said: “Nobody would ever eat food that is better than to eat of his own hand’s work.”

In contrary to capitalism, Islam assumes that not all people will be in a position to work in order to secure their livelihood. Islam addressed this issue by firstly obliging the family of such people to look after them and ensure that their needs are being met. If this was not possible then the bait al mal (state treasury) would provide for them.

11-  Inheritance in Islam

The Islamic heritage system is one that is comprehensive and astonishing in its detail. It has covered all cases and all situations in the fairest way.

The money and the property that we possess in this life is a trust from Allah and our responsibility to use it for His sake extends beyond our death, for on the day of Judgement we will surely be asked about our wealth and how we spent it.

The Prophet said:

“The two feet of the son of Adam will not move on the Day of Judgement in front of his Lord until he is asked about five things: about his life and how he lived it? About his youth and how he lived it? And about his money how did he earn it and what did he spend it on? And what did he do with his knowledge?”

In Islam, the heirs to a person’s estate can take two forms.  There are the fixed share inheritors: for the husband, half or one-fourth, depending upon if there are children or not), and there are the residual inheritors, who will receive the balance of the estate once the fixed shares have been calculated.

Allah says in the Koran:

“Allah commands you as regards your children’s (inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females; if (there are) only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is a half.  For parents, a sixth share of inheritance to each if the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased left brothers (or sisters), the mother has a sixth.  (The distribution in all cases is) after the payment of legacies he may have bequeathed or debts.  You know not which of them, whether your parents or your children, are nearest to you in benefit; (these fixed shares) are ordained by Allah.  And Allah is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise.” (Al-Nsa’, 11).

Islamic scholars have derived several essential instructions from this verse, the most important being:

  • Debts and bequests are taken from the estate before division amongst the heirs.
  • A son receives twice as much as a daughter.
  • If the deceased children are female only they receive two-thirds of the estate divided equally among them. The leftover would also be returned to them if there are no residual heirs.
  • If the deceased is survived by only one daughter, she receives half the estate.  The leftover would also be returned to them if there are no residual heirs.
  • If there are children, parents receive one-sixth of the estate each.
  • In the absence of children, if the deceased leaves siblings, (maternal or paternal) the mother then receives one-sixth.
  • In the absence of children and siblings the mother then receives one-third of the estate.

The Koran says:

“In that which your wives leave, your share is a half if they have no child; but if they leave a child, you get a fourth of that which they leave after payment of legacies that they may have bequeathed or debts.  In that which you leave, their (your wives) share is a fourth if you leave no child; but if you leave a child, they get an eighth of that which you leave after payment of legacies that you may have bequeathed or debts.  If the man or woman whose inheritance is in question has left neither ascendants nor descendants, but has left a (maternal) brother or a sister, each one of the two gets a sixth; but if more than two, they share in a third, after payment of legacies he (or she) may have bequeathed or debts, so that no loss is caused (to anyone).  This is a Commandment from Allah; and Allah is Ever All-Knowing, Most-Forbearing.” (Al-Nisa’, 12).

Once again ,Islamic scholars have derived a number of rulings from this verse.

  • If a married woman dies without children her husband receives half of her estate; if there are children he receives one-fourth.
  • A wife is a woman who was married to the deceased when he died.  If there is more than one (maximum four) their share is divided equally.  A wife’s share of her husband’s estate is one-quarter – if there are no offspring; if there are, her share is one-eighth.
  • The shares for males and females of the same rank (brother and sister, son and daughter etc.) are that the males receive twice as much as the females.
  • The maternal siblings are the only exception to the above rule.  If there is only one maternal sibling, he or she receives one-sixth.  If there are two or more, they share one-third.

A man came to the Prophet and asked, “Which charity is the most superior in reward?” He replied, “The charity which you give out while you are healthy and are afraid of poverty and wish to become wealthy.  Do not delay it to the time of approaching death and then say, ‘Give so much to such and such, and so much to such and such.’”

This means that giving charity is not to be delayed giving until one’s feel unwell and fear that death may be approaching.  Because at death it becomes too late, for the wealth is no longer ours, it belongs to our inheritors (15).

12- The Islamic Will

Islam is much more than a religion; it is a way of life. Islam is a guide from Allah to direct us through the present life and to the next life. It is for this reason that Allah guided us through the process of death and dying. Death will come to each and every one of us; however there are things we can do to make our passing easier for those we leave behind.   One of those things is to make sure we leave an Islamically sound will.  Islam has placed great emphasis on both the laws of inheritance and making a will, thus there is compelling evidence that every sane adult Muslim should have a will.

The Islamic will, in Arabic, al wasiyah is a set of instructions that come into effect after a person’s death.  The will is acted upon after the payment of funeral expenses and any outstanding debts.

Islamic law allows a person to bequeath up to 1/3 (one third) of his or her estate to whomever he or she wishes, providing the beneficiaries are not from amongst those who will benefit from the remaining 2/3 (two thirds).

It is an opportunity to help a poor relative who would not otherwise qualify for a share or even to leave something to a person of another faith, because they cannot inherit from the other two thirds of the estate.

When an estate is divided according to this divine system of law that is outlined in the koranic text and in the traditions of the Prophet, it would be highly rewarding in the sight of Allah. Besides this, there are a number of compelling reasons why a person should make an Islamically acceptable will.  Firstly it gives a person peace of mind to know that their wishes will be carried out after their death.  It helps resolve or avoid completely the unnecessary disputes that sometimes occur after a person’s death.

An Islamic will gives a person the opportunity to help those less fortunate.  He or she can assure that the charities they supported in their life are not neglected at their time of death.  A will helps not only the beneficiaries, but can help the deceased person too who may wish to set up provision for an ongoing charity, an action that continues to be rewarded even after death.  In accordance with the principle that one third of a person’s estate may be distributed as he or she wishes, the prophet Muhammad said, “Allah was being generous to you when He allowed you to give one-third of your wealth (in charity) when you die, to increase your good deeds.”

The Prophet also said:

“When a man dies his actions come to an end except for three: an ongoing charity; knowledge that benefits others or pious offspring who pray for him”.

As with any legal document, an Islamic will must be witnessed.  A person making a will should choose his witnesses carefully, remembering that a person who inherits is not able to be a witness.  If he or she does so they will not be able to inherit.  The ideal situation would be to choose two trustworthy Muslim men to witness the signing of the will.  However if this is not possible, then two non-Muslim men may be taken as witnesses.

In most cases it is possible to make an Islamic will that is legally acceptable in almost any part of the world.  Islamic wills have been praised for their thoroughness and the fact that they are almost never considered uncertain.

When a Muslim dies, there are four duties, which need to be performed. These are:

  • payment of funeral expenses
  • payment of his/her debts
  • execution his/her will
  • distribution of the remaining estate amongst the heirs according to Sharia

A will is a transaction which comes into operation after the testator’s death. The will is executed after payment of funeral expenses and any outstanding debts. The one who makes a will is called a testator. the one on whose behalf a will is made is generally referred to as a legatee.

The importance of the Islamic will is clear from the following two hadith:

“It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a will about it.” (Sahih al-Bukhari).

“A man may do good deeds for seventy years but if he acts unjustly when he leaves his last testament, the wickedness of his deed will be sealed upon him, and he will enter the Fire. If, (on the other hand), a man acts wickedly for seventy years but is just in his last will and testament, the goodness of his deed will be sealed upon him, and he will enter the Garden.” (Ahmad and Ibn Majah).

The will gives the testator an opportunity to help someone (e.g. a relative need such as an orphaned grandchild or a Christian widow) who is not entitled to inherit from him. The will can be used to clarify the nature of joint accounts, those living in commensality, appointment of guardian for one’s children and so on. In countries where the intestate succession law is different from Islamic law it becomes absolutely necessary to write a will.

13- Riba (usury) is forbidden in Islam

Riba is one of the most serious sins in Islam. Allah says in the Koran:

“Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden riba (Albaqrah, 275).

In the Koran, Allah does not declare war on anyone except those who deal with riba:

O believers, fear you Allah; and give up what is still due to you from usury, if you are true believers. But if you do not, then take notice that Allah shall war with you, and His messenger; yet if you repent, you may retain your capital. Do not wrong (others) and you will not be wronged (Al-Baqarah, 278-279).

The Prophet warned that consuming riba is one of the seven sins that doom a person to Hell (Bukhari and Muslim).

The Prophet said:

“Allah has cursed the one who consumes riba, the one who gives it, the one who witnesses over it, and the one who writes down the transaction.”

But why dealing with riba is haram (unlawful)?

Islam being a complete code of life, offers its own economic system to guide human behaviour in the economic sphere. Muslims believe that the absence of the practice of interest is an essential feature of an Islamic economic system.

The real reason for the prohibition of riba (interest)  is to establish social justice .

It is clear that the institution of interest is something which, runs counter to the scheme of things which Islam stands for and which Allah wants to see established on earth. In Islam, a person has to earn what he seeks to obtain. The lender of money does nothing thereby to entitle him to anything other than the money lent. It may be argued that the interest which the lender charges is by way of exacting a reward for him originally having taken the trouble and possibly undergone the hardship of amassing the capital which is being lent. This may be true, but the objection to the arrangement where interest is charged for a loan is that the borrower is under obligation to return the loan and run the risk of incurring a loss. The lender, in fact, puts no effort, the capital that lies in the hands of the lender means a purchasing at his command .

In the pre-Islamic Arabian society, interest or riba  was considered similar to trade. But the Koran has forbidden taking interests on loans.  In trade, there are two parties involved – one is the purchaser and the other is the vendor. The vendor makes a particular product or commodity by exerting his labour, money and time or he purchases it from someone else. In both cases, the vendor along with his capital employs labour, time, intellect and experience and presents it before that buyer and by selling he makes some profit on top of it. In exchanging the product, sometimes he may incur a loss instead of making a profit. So the vendor has to take the risk of loses while going for trade.

On the other hand, in interest transactions there is no division of profit between the two parties based on equality. A person lends his money to someone as a loan on the condition that the borrower has to pay a certain amount of money in addition to the principal within the given time period. Here, the lender or financier gets additional pre-fixed money with the principal. During this period, it is not always possible for the debtor to make a profit. This is, in fact, an exchange of time and leisure. From the point of view of trade, the moment a commodity is exchanged for its price the transaction ends. The purchaser does not give anything after that transaction to the vendor. In their transaction, whether of houses, land or other material, the original remains intact and is returned to the owner afterwards. It is only for the use of it that the hirer has to pay the rent to the owner, but in the case of interest, the debtor actually spends the amount borrowed from the creditor and has to return the same amount with an addition by way of interest (16).

The scholars of Islam have suggested the following reasons as to why riba is haram (forbidden).

  • Whole nations, large and small, have foreign debts so large that their riba payments on these debts are a crushing burden on the entire country. Some 11 million children die each year around the world due to conditions of poverty and debt. To set an example, in 1985 Nigeria borrowed $ 5 billion, and it had already paid $ 16 billion, yet it had been told that it still owes $ 28 billion. The $28 billion came about because of the injustice in the lenders’ interest rates.
  • Riba conflicts with the spirit of brotherhood and sympathy, and is based on greed, selfishness and hard heartedness.
  • Riba is one of the major contributors towards inflation.
  • Riba causes trauma and depression due to mounting debts.
  • Riba is a sure gain without any possibility of loss, hence all the risk is taken by the borrower, rather than sharing the risk and the profits with both parties.
  • Riba creates a monopoly in society, where the rich are rewarded for being wealthy, while those who are not are forced to pay extra!

During the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, the Daily Vatican newspaper, “Osservatore Romano”, reported the Vatican as saying that the Islamic finance system may help Western banks in the crisis as an alternative. The Vatican advised: “The ethical principles on which Islamic finance is based may bring banks closer to their clients and to the true spirit which should mark every financial service.”

Where a riba-based market fails, Islamic financial institutions do not suffer the same consequences since the risk is shared by both parties. Lenders will be more careful, as they also share the risk of losing money if the borrower cannot pay back the original sum.

Given all the problems that riba creates it is no wonder that Islam prohibits such a detestable act.
Divine rules governing the Islamic economic system

Islam essentially allows economy to operate freely according to the market forces under Islamic guidelines for production, distribution, marketing, investment trade, exchange, wages etc. The state can also interfere in this free economy to restore equilibrium and establish justice and other Islamic objectives. In an Islamic economy, there is an “allow ability constraint” (a term introduced by Dr. S.N.H Naqvi in his book. (S.N.H. Naqvi: Ethics and Economics. An Islamic Synthesis, First edition, Chapter-5, published by Islamic Foundation, U.K).

  • Lawful production: Under the Islamic economic system, the entrepreneur can produce only permitted things. He is not allowed to trade in pigs, wine, gambling, slavery, prostitution, etc. Profit should be normal in such an economy after giving proper wages to the labourers in accordance with Islamic principles. Some forms of trade practices, exchange, investment, and land tenancy in agriculture are prohibited . It also disallows monopoly and hoarding and consider them as social evils. Islam is not being said capitalistic because it allows forces of demand and supply to operate in the economy. Forces of demand and supply are fundamental economic forces, which were operational even before capitalism.
  • Ownership: As previously mentioned, Allah is the true owner of all things. However, Allah in His mercy allows human beings to inherit wealth, own it and use it but only according to His commands.

Allah says:

The land belongs to Allah. He allows it, to be inherited by whomsoever he pleases. (Al- A’raf, 128).

Do they not see that we have created for them —– among the things fashioned by us—– cattle of which they become owners? (Yasin, 29).

Islam, therefore, allows man as Allah’s viceroy on earth, to inherit from Allah (that is to own) wealth. This is indeed a trust for proper use according to Allah’s instructions. We may call it Trust ownership.

In early Islam, there were three kinds of ownership: private, communal and state ownership. The books of Hadith are full of accounts of individual ownership. This was the standard ownership. Some important things like water, canals pastures and graveyards were communal properties. The state owned the mines, rivers and large tracts of land.

There is no bar on state ownership of enterprise in Islam. The basic economic institutions may be brought under state control, if this is required to establish social justice or protect the interests of the community.

Islam protects lawful property and is in favour of confiscation of unlawful property. Lawful property can be taken over by the state only for valid social reasons after due compensation. During the last Hajj the Prophet announced the principle of protection of lawful property. The Koran says, “don’t eat each other’s property wrongfully ” (Al-Nisa’, 29).

  • Prohibition of Interest: Islam prohibits interest. This requires a total reorganization of the economy, banking, investment, exchange, business and international trade. Already in the last 30 years, hundreds of Islamic banks and financial institutions have been set up and this has become an alternative mode in most Muslim countries and some non- Muslim countries. Its viability and practicability has been accepted by economists and bankers and many consider this system superior in some respects. A body of literature has already come up on this subject.

4- Zakat: Islam has made Zakat compulsory on the wealth of rich Muslims. This is spent for the weaker and distressed sections of the society. Zakat not only distributes wealth between the rich and the poor of the society, it also influences investment, savings and allocation of income and resources. A detailed study has been made in this regard by Dr. Monzer Kahf in his book “Islamic Economy” American Trust Publications, USA. A rich body of literature has come up in recent times on Zakat.

  • Concern for Poor: This is a special feature of Islam. Zakat is one institution, which testifies to this. Allah says, “We desired to show favour into those who were depressed in the earth, and to make them leaders and to make them inheritors and to establish them on earth (Al-Qasas, 5-6).

    In these verses Allah, has expressed His desire to show favour on the depressed people. Islamic economy shall establish all possible institutions to carry out this desire of the Lord.

6- Distribution of inheritance: Islam has not left the distribution of inheritance to the whims of a person, In Islam a person cannot favour one over the other of his siblings or relatives for temporary or subjective reasons, as is the rule in the West. Islam distributes inheritable property among several groups of people: 1) children, 2) husband/wife, 2) parents, 3) brothers and sisters in certain situations.

This distribution has taken care of different groups keeping in view their social role, requirements and proximity of kinship relationships. For those who remain outside the list of inheritors, and are poor, they have a share in the will of the testator if he wished to. The testator can will up to one 3rd of his/her property for distressed relations or others outside the inheritors (17).

  • The market mechanism is a fundamental pillar of the Islamic economic scheme. But Islam demands actions by extra-market institutions to ensure that the market does not degenerate into jungle capitalism, and that self-interest and the profit-motive do not create a situation that is socially disruptive and in violation of norms of justice and fair play.

The Islamic economic system aims therefore to guarantee individual liberty, freedom of choice, private property and enterprise, the profit motive and possibilities of unlimited effort and reward . It also seeks to provide effective moral filters at different levels of life and activity and established institutions in the voluntary sector, as well as through state apparatus to ensure economic development and social justice in the society.

The promotion of production and the exchange of goods and services, the pursuit of genuine profit, protection of the market mechanism, and a legal framework for the fulfilment of contracts, are pillars of the Islamic economic system.

Effort, innovation, creativity, division of labour, technology and skills development have been emphasised by all major Muslim thinkers along with cooperation, compassion, justice, charity and solidarity.


Mechanisms, Institutions, and Instruments of the
Islamic Economic System

Islamic economic and financial activities are shaped by the following measures:

1- Elimination of Riba

Riba can be roughly translated as “Usury“, or unjust, exploitive gains made in trade or business. Riba is mentioned and condemned in several  verses in the Qur’an (3:1304:16130:39 and perhaps most commonly in 2:275-280). It is also mentioned in many hadith. The term is often used for interest charged on loans and scholars equated it with all forms of interest. Most Islamic jurists describe two kinds ofRiba:

Riba an-nasiya: an excess (riba) charged for a loan in cash or kind.

Riba al-Fadl: the simultaneous exchange of unequal quantities or qualities of a given commodity.

2- Zakat and Sadaqah

Zakat or purification of wealth, is the third pillar of Islam. It is a mandatory payment of wealth. It is to give two and one half percent of total wealth held for the period of one year.

Sadaqah – Voluntary charity. This is given anytime in any amounts for the sake of Allah.

Both types are necessary for a true believer in Allah. As Almighty Allah tells about true righteousness in Islam – It is not by showing off, or just doing spiritual worship.

3- Awqaf or waqf

Awqaf is under the context of Sadaqah, an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law, typically donating a building or plot of land or even cash for Muslim religious or charitable purposes with no intention of reclaiming the assets. The donated assets may be held by a charitable trust.

4- Gharar

Gharar is an Arabic word meaning risk, uncertainty, or hazard.

Financial products where details concerning the conditions of sale are unknown or uncertain are generally prohibited under Islamic law. Thus, all contracts should be devoid of uncertainty and speculation and parties must have perfect knowledge of the terms of exchange. In particular, the identification of the owner of the goods must be discl