Daniel Pipes calls for recurrently desecrating the Koran

By

 Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

Introduction
It seems that the West’s extensive Islamophobic propaganda as well as their measures against Islam and Muslims, which had been already intensified following 9/11 terror attacks, have now entered a new phase and are not only carried out inside the American society, but the United States is giving a global dimension to its Islamophobic efforts. This comes as the Western countries have made repeated onslaughts against the sanctities of Islam in their mass media on grounds of freedom of speech. A blatant example of such attacks was publication of blasphemous cartoons against the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in a Danish magazine in 2005 which were later republished in other European periodicals.

Although the Western states claim to be basically secular governments without any religious affiliations, their performance with respect to religion is quite contradictory. On the one hand, they allow every imaginable kind of insult to Islamic sanctities. The Western media, including their print media as well as radio and television networks and the movie industry are engaged in all kinds of anti-Islam propaganda in order to present a fictitious image of Islam and Muslims to the world. When faced with protests from Muslims both in their own countries and in Islamic countries, the Western states quickly mention the freedom of speech and freedom of the media as the backbone of their governments in order to avoid punishing the insulting media or persons. A clear example was indifference of the United States toward burning of the Holy Quran by the American pastor Terry Jones and lack of any appropriate reaction by the White House to the production and distribution of the anti-Islam movie, Innocence of Muslims. On the other hand, however, no insult to Christian sanctities remains unanswered by those governments, especially their judiciaries. An example was the ban on screening The Last Temptation of Christ and a recent verdict by a German court to condemn a monthly periodical on ground of insulting Pope Benedict XVI.

Available evidence proves that Islamophobia in the West consists of various stages including incriminating Muslims, insulting sanctities of Islam, extensive negative propaganda against Islam and Muslims, as well as various kinds of discrimination against them. At the same time, despite all such Islamophobic measures and propaganda, enthusiasm of Western people for Islam has been constantly growing in the United States and Europe and a remarkable number of the Western people convert to Islam every year (1).

One of the major enemies of Islam and Muslims in the West is Daniel Pipes. Daniel Pipes is the founder and head of the Philadelphia-based neoconservative group, the Middle East Forum (MEF). He is an outspoken proponent of militarist U.S. foreign policies in the Middle East who is frequently criticized for espousing anti-Islamic views. He is a member of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and a columnist for the New York Sun and the Jerusalem Post.  He frequently lambasts Arab politics, urges militarist policies aimed at overthrowing Mideast regimes, and pushes a hawkish “pro-Israel” agenda.

A 14-minute trailer for the film “Innocence of Muslims” was posted on YouTube in July, leading to protests around the Middle East. The trailer depicts Muhammad as a womanizer, religious fraud and child molester.

Protest activity smoldered in Cairo, Tunisia, Lebanon and elsewhere after a day of upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa.

American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt have been attacked by angry mobs. The assault in the Libyan city of Benghazi left US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other consulate employees killed.

Daniel Pipes has a solution to the crisis provoked by the Innocence of Muslims film. He said:

“What would happen if publishers and managers of major media outlets reached a consensus – “Enough of this intimidation, we will publish the most famous Danish Muhammad cartoon every day, until the Islamists tire out and no longer riot”? What would happen if Korans were recurrently burned?

Would repetition inspire institutionalization, generate ever-more outraged responses, and offer a vehicle for Islamists to ride to greater power? Or would it lead to routinization, to a wearing out of Islamists, and a realization that violence is counter-productive to their cause?”

I predict the latter. A Muhammad cartoon published each day, or Koranic desecrations on a quasi-regular basis, would make it harder for Islamists to mobilize Muslim mobs. Westerners could then once again treat Islam as they do other religions – freely, to criticize without fear. That would demonstrate to Islamists that Westerners will not capitulate, that they reject Islamic law and that they are ready to stand up for their values.” (Fox News, 21 September 2012).

As it seems, Daniel Pipes doesn’t mind at all burning the Koran, because this symbolizes his contempt to Islam. He doesn’t even care about the relationships of America with the Muslim world. He doesn’t care about the good of the country which hosted him, educated him and made him a human being. What counts is to implement his evil agenda against Islam and Muslins, and why not, he is hired to do so!

Who is Daniel Pipes? Where he comes from? What does he exactly do? Why is he so impudent as to call for the desecration of the Koran on a quasi-regular basis, and to publish Muhammad cartoon every day?

Daniel Pipes descends from Jewish polish immigrants escaping from Nazis persecution in World War II.  His parents immigrated to the United States in the mid forties of the twentieth century. So, originally, he is a Polish Jew, now American by birth, and now it is a big mockery to see him crying his heart out to defend the American values against what exactly I don’t know.

Is he trying to defend the American values against those of the Koran, the Book of peace, virtues and morals? Is he trying to defend the American values that are man-made against the divine morals and principles of the Koran?

I urge the Americans not to believe in the falsehood Pipes and many others like him are promulgating about the Koran, because the evil tactics they use rely on the fact that common Americans are unaware of what the Koran truly is. I am sure that the minute the Americans read the Koran they will realize that it is divine, and that Daniel Pipes and the human devils following suit are insolent liars.

It could be that Daniel pipes thinks he is one of the founders of the American independence, or maybe one of the founders of the American constitution. But the true defender of the American values would never attack a divine Book revered by one billion and five hundred million Muslims, and further, calls for burning it on regular basis!

I see Daniel Pipes a parasite benefiting from the naivety of the American people and giving nothing back except sowing discord and dissension between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. The man has nothing to lose since he is living on Zionist donations in order toimplement a vicious Zionist agenda against Islam with the hope that the rise of Islam in America might come to an end.

The man is good for the job; he is fit to stir up dissension among brothers, a speaker of lies, and a tongue of falsehood. He is the right guy for the serious task – sowing the seeds for the destruction of the American society.

Was Daniel Pipes that ignorant as not to know that Thomas Jefferson had a copy of the Koran and used it to devise the moral and intellectual injunctions for the American Constitution? Thomas Jefferson as an intellectual man realized that the Koran is a sacred Book including morals, virtues and the principles of social peace; whereas Daniel Pipes thought that the Koran is a Book of evil and superstition! This is the difference between a true patriotic American seeking the good and welfare of his countrymen, and a parasite seeking dissension and discord to divide people apart. Unfortunately the latter, is the one who is now crying his heart out to defend the American values!

His writings about Islam were so despicable that Muslims around the world were amazed to see all this falsehood coming from a man claiming that he is knowledgeable of the Koran and Muslim’s affairs.

If Pipes has really opposing views concerning Islam he could have traveled to the Muslim world and discuss his poisonous views with the Muslim scholars, but he knew in advance that his fate would be calamitous, so his cowardice made him hide in the hostile American environment seeking the protection of his sponsors and hypocrite applauders, while launching his insults against Islam.

The PhD he took from Harvard University in 1978 is worthless and hadn’t benefitted him. The good researcher is trained to be neutral and not biased, to seek the truth and not falsehood. But the writings of Pipes regarding Islam are all wars against Islam and Muslims. He falsifies the truth and covers it with falsehood in order to serve his goal – ‘Islam is the enemy, it is a cancer in our nation and must be annihilated!’

But how Daniel Pipes and the rest of the gang whom they call “experts” deceive the innocent peaceful Americans? They rely on the fact that the Americans are not acquainted with the religion of Islam, so they start diffusing their outright lies:  Islam means terrorism, Jehad means killing the innocents, Muhammad is not a Prophet and never existed, Allah of Muslims is a moon god or monkey god, Muslim wants to Islamize the west, Muslims want to force the west to embrace Islam by force, Muslims want to implement the Sharia in the west thus destroying the western values, Muhammad is a womanizer, etc.

This is how Daniel Pipes operates. He is heavily financed by Zionist organizations, and this enables him to use his hypocrisy and double standards to justify the right to abuse and vilify Muslims under the cover of defending “freedom of expression” and the “American values”. If Muslims answer back to defend themselves, he might simply ask the ADL to accuse them of anti-Semitism! The garbage Daniel Pipes is launching about Islam is pure anti-Semitism because the Arabs are Semite too.

The cynical and deliberate baiting of ignorance, racism and Islam phobia by Daniel pipes and the rest of the gang was exposed in an investigative report:  “Fear Inc, The Roots of the Islam phobia Network in America” produced by the Center for American Progress. The authors identified a lucrative cottage industry comprised of an interconnected, incestuous network of right-wing pseudo-scholars, policy experts, politicians and media pundits who have received nearly $43 million from seven funders to create and disseminate fear and misinformation against Muslims.

As an example, the exploitation of Sharia, or Islamic religious law, as being a fictional “threat to America” was used by nearly every major mainstream Republican candidate running for President, including Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Tim Pawlenty and the modern-day Islamophobic Nancy Drew, Michelle Bachmann.

Instead of using their position of influence to build bridges of understanding, Bachmann and four GOP colleagues recently decided to stoke the flames of fear-mongering by engaging in a witch hunt against fellow Americans. Facts are not Bachmann’s strong suit. Instead, she continues the odious tradition of McCarthyism and relies on paranoia, hunches, and the prevailing anti-Muslim sentiment in the country to justify smearing respected American Muslim individuals as being connected to radical Muslim organizations. Bachmann’s Islamophobia was appreciated by her Tea Party-base who rewarded her “dangerous” and “downright vicious” conspiracy theories with July donations totaling $1 million. (For perspective, Bachmann previously raised $1 million over a period of three months, April through June.)

Perhaps it is time the Americans turn the tables and expose the enablers and disseminators of divisive, fear-mongering rhetoric that has no place in today’s fragile and racially sensitive environment. Let Bachmann and company enjoy their short term profit in the dustbins of history, seated next to ideological allies like Joseph McCarthy, as the rest of the patriotic Americans move forward as communities united against hate.

Also, 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.

Many sincere and good-hearted evangelicals have never yet had a real Muslim friend, and now they probably never will because their minds have been so prejudiced by Islamophobic broadcasts on so-called Christian television and radio.

Many Christian bookstores that still sell books such as Paul Sperry’s “Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington” (Thomas Nelson, 2008). In so doing, they fuel conspiracy theories such as the ones U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, promoted earlier this year.

This anti-Islam rhetoric has been connected to violence, too: Anders Breivik, who murdered more than 70 people in Norway, cited anti-Islam bloggers numerous times in his manifesto, in which his stance against “Islamization” was a clear theme.

It’s not just a lack of information on Islam that American Muslims have had to battle, it is an increasing body of vitriolic myths and tall tales about Islam and Muslims that Muslims continually have to explain or dismiss.

Islamophobic evangelical Christians – and the neo-conservative Catholics as well as their Zionist supporters will they press on in their current path, letting Islamophobia spread even further amongst them? Or will they stop, rethink and seek to a more charitable approach to Muslim Americans? Will they realize that evangelical religious identity is under assault, not by Shariah law, not by the liberal media, not by secular humanism from the outside, but by forces within the evangelical community that infect that religious identity with hostility?

The evangelicals must understand that the greatest threat to evangelicalism is evangelicals who tolerate hate and who promote hate camouflaged as piety. No one can serve two masters. You can’t serve God and greed, nor can you serve God and fear, nor God and hate.

The spread of Islamophobia frays the social fabric of the American society; it creates divisions between Americans; it affects the health of democracy; and it affects the wisdom of American policy choices. This in fact is a bad sign indicating the near downfall of America! (2).

In this context I would like to add that there is a symbiotic relationship between the Christian-Right and the Islamophobia industry. Each needs the other in a mutual way. The Christian-Right needs reassurance that it’s fears are real and the Islamophobia industry needs money (as all industries do in order to survive), and gets this cash by selling this reassurance (3).

The True patriotic Americans must wake up and hold Pipes and the rest of the gang to account for their own bigoted views and actions, which have poured gasoline on the fire and made it much more difficult for the United States to achieve its strategic and diplomatic goals.

Such discords and dissensions if persists, will surely single out as internal enemies people of color, immigrants, gays, intellectuals, feminists, Jews, Muslims, union leaders and those defined as “liberals.” They will be condemned as anti-American and blamed for the decline America is witnessing today. The economic collapse, which remains mysterious and enigmatic to most Americans, will be pinned by demagogues and hate mongers on these hapless scapegoats. And the random acts of violence, which are already leaping up around the fringes of American society, will justify harsh measures of internal control that will snuff out the final vestiges of the American democracy. The corporate forces that destroyed the country will use the information systems they control to mask their culpability. The old game of blaming the weak and the marginal, a staple of despotic regimes, will empower the dark undercurrents of sadism and violence within American society and deflect attention from the corporate vampires that have drained the blood of the country.

I am amazed to see that the American government is not willing to interfere in a serious matter like this! The peace of the American society is in real danger, and signs of total collapse are evident everywhere.

Going back to his ugly words, Daniel Pipes thinks that publishing Muhammad cartoon every day and recurrently burning the Koran would tire out Muslims and no longer riots. He said, “The Islamists must understand that westerners will not capitulate and they are ready to stand up for their values.” And I am telling him that Muslims when their religion is attacked they are ready to lay down their lives to fight and destroy the enemies of Islam. It is the ugly people like Pipes who starts provoking, and Muslims answer back severely and they are not to blame.

The Koran which Pipes wants to recurrently burn is the actual speech of Allah transmitted to the Prophet by one of His chosen angels. The Koran is a Book whose fundamental aim is to raise the spiritual and moral consciousness of the human being. The fundamental values of the Koran are:  freedom, accountability, justice, kindness, mercy, love, equality, honesty, compassion, fairness, and devotion to the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

The Koran is a divine Book for all of mankind:

“Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Koran) for mankind in truth. So whosoever accepts the guidance, it is only for his own self; and whosoever goes astray, he goes astray only for his (own) loss. And you (O Muhammad) are not a guardian over them(Al-Zumar, 41).

The Qur’aan confirms the Books which came before it, the Tawraat (Torah) and Injeel (Gospel), and it is a witness over them, as Allaah says:

“And We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Koran) in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it and trustworthy in highness and a witness over it (old Scriptures)”(Al-Ma’idah, 48).

After the Koran was revealed, it became the Book for all of mankind until the Hour begins. Whoever does not believe in it is a disbeliever who will be chastised in Hell-Fire on the Day of Resurrection, as Allah says in the Koran:

But those who reject Our signs (verses), the torment will touch them for their disbelief (Al-An’am, 49).

The greatness of the Koran due to its signs, miracles, parables and lessons, in addition to its eloquence and beautiful style, has been strongly expressed by Allah in His Book:

Had We sent down this Koran on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rent asunder by the fear of Allah. Such are the parables which We put forward to mankind that they may reflect. (Al-Hashr, 21).

Because the Koran is the greatest of all divine Books, the most complete, the most perfect and the last of them, Allah commanded His Messenger Muhammad to convey the Message of the Koran to all mankind, as He says:

O Messenger (Muhammad)! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent down to you from your Lord. And if you do not, then you have not conveyed His Message. Allah will protect you from mankind (Al-Ma’idah, 67).

It is the glory of all Muslims that Allah has honored them with the Koran. He sent it down to them and has guaranteed to preserve it. As we read in the Koran:

Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Koran) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption) Al-Hijr,9).

This is the Koran the moron Daniel pipes wants to recurrently burn! I assure him that burning the Koran and slandering the Prophet of Islam on daily basis is not going to force Muslims to accept the humiliation the west is practicing against their Prophet and their religion. On the contrary they will fight back severely and raise the banner of Jehad until the Day of resurrection.Allah loves those who fight in His cause in ranks as if they were a solid structure.

If Daniel Pipes is really acquainted with the religion of Muslims he would have known the meaning of Jihad – this very fundamental aspect of Islam.

His lowly view about Muslims shows clearly his ignorance about Muslims valor and greatness. Or maybe he already knew, but the man is proficient in covering the truth with falsehood.

We Muslims are the ones who raised the banner of Tawheed (Allah’s oneness) throughout the entire world. We Muslims taught the world what pride and glory are. We Muslims taught the world what piety and modesty are. We Muslims taught the world what valor and courage are. We Muslims taught the world what civilization and science are. We Muslims taught the world what poetry and literature are. And above all, we Muslims taught the world the oneness of Allah – the basis of the religion of Islam – which states that there is only one true God – Allah – and that He alone deserves to be worshipped. We Muslims reshaped man’s history.

We Muslims are the descendants of those magnificent men who spread through their religion peace, mercy and justice. Our chromosomes carry all these traits of dignity, valor, greatness, and also piety and modesty.

When humanity was grappling in darkness, Muhammad ibn Abdullah was appointed as the Prophet of Allah in 610 AC. In the Koran, Allah ordained him, “Arise and warn and glorify thy Lord”.

The Koranic verses related to the Prophet’s mission are all self-explanatory. They say unmistakably that the Divine Revelation, through the Prophet, was meant for all humanity.

It is nothing but a reminder unto all beings (Sad, 87).

Muhammad’s mission was determined as to establish the authority of Allah on earth. His mission was made categorically clear in the Koran to get the religion of Islam dominant over all other religions.

You are the best nation never brought forth to men bidding to honor, and forbidding dishonor, and believing in Allah. Had the people of the Book (Jews and Christians) believed, it were better for them; some of them are believers, but the most of them are ungodly (Al-Imran, 110).

It should be emphasized that religion with Allah is only Islam. Islam exists since Adam’s time. All Prophets who came after Adam and until Jesus were Prophets of Islam. Therefore, Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon him, was not the founder of a new religion, as many people mistakenly think, but he was sent as the Final Prophet of Islam. By revealing Allah’s final Message to Muhammad, which is an eternal and universal Message for all of mankind, Allah finally fulfilled the covenant that He made with Abraham.

Just as it was incumbent upon those who were alive to follow the Message of the last of the succession of prophets which was sent to them, it becomes incumbent upon all of humanity to follow the Message of Muhammad. Allah promised that this Message would remain unchanged and fit for all times and places. Suffice is it to say that the way of Islam is the same as the way of the prophet Abraham, because both the Bible and the Koran portray Abraham as a towering example of someone who submitted himself completely to Allah and directed worship to Him alone and none else, and without any intermediaries. Once this is realized, it should be clear that Islam is a continuation of all ancient divine Messages because all prophets and messengers were “Muslims”, i.e. those who submitted to Allah’s will, and they preached “Islam”, in other words, submission to the will of Almighty Allah by worshipping Him alone without associating with Him any partners.

The mission of Muhammad is therefore universal and eternal. His aim was to remove the obstacles preventing human happiness in this world and the next, to prevent them from going to Hell, and to enable them to regain their lost values and inherent purity. As the final Messenger, Muhammad’s life was a struggle to spread the light of Islam as far as possible so that others might hear the Divine Message, and he certainly succeeded.

There was ‘something special’ in Muhammad’s preaching, which drew men to his side. Something in the hearts of those wild Arabs was stirred and they responded with gladness when he denounced idol worship and spoke to them about the invisible God for all Mankind. Before his death in 632, hundreds of thousands of Arabs acknowledged and acclaimed to the belief, which was taught to him in his Revelations from Allah, then compiled together as the Holy Koran – the Last Testament of Allah to Mankind. After his death the Muslims had one purpose in life: the propagation of his teachings to all Mankind.

During Muhammad’s lifetime, the Muslims had become a formidable military power. The City of Makkah , which had stoutly resisted Muhammad in his lifetime, was won without shedding a single drop of blood. The entire Land of Arabia had come under his sway, after the army of Muslims led by him overcame small pockets of resistance. Two years after his death, during the Caliphate of his close Companion Omar, the Muslim armies had swept through Persia, Syria, Phoenicia, and North Africa, until they commanded within a short span of time their rule up to the borders of Modern India. The Divine Command from Allah was carried with them with a flaming zeal that; “There is One God – Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

The coming of Islam in the sixth century created faith and confidence in its followers and gave them a message of brotherhood and a measure of Democracy. They led great conquest and within the hundred years of the death of the Prophet organized a Wonderful Kingdom from the East Coast of Arabian sea to the East Coast of Atlantic and developed a culture and civilization which stood as a marvel of the middle ages when the whole World and Europe was plunged into barbaric ignorance and the Arabs alone held the torch of learning and civilization brightly shining which lighted the World up to 1650. Islam considered the religion of Science to be the Twin sisters and on the fundamental faith the glory of Islamic Science and Medicine flourished.

Among the ancients we do not find much science in Egypt, China and India, and just a bit of it in Greece and it was absent in Rome. The Arabs had the scientific spirit of enquiry and they may be considered to be the fathers of the Modern Science.

Following the death of Muhammad, the first caliph to be called Amir al-Mu’minin was Abu Bakr al-Siddique, followed by Umar ibn al-Khattāb, then Uthman ibn Affan and the fourth was Ali ibn Abi Talib. These four caliphs were close companions of the Prophet and were known as “the rightly guided caliphs”.

Abu Bakr

Abu Bakr was the first caliph. The father of Muhammad’s wife Aisha and one of the first converts to Islam, Abu Bakr had accompanied the prophet on the hijra from Mecca to Medina. After only two years as caliph, Abu Bakr died at the age of 63. During the short caliphate of Abu Bakr (632-4), Islam had been consolidated within Arabia and began to spread beyond the Arabian Peninsula.

Umar

Umar b. al-Khattab was the second caliph, appointed by Abu Bakr on his deathbed. He was the father of Muhammd’s wife Hafsa. Like Muhammad and Abu Bakr, he was from the Quraysh tribe. During his caliphate of this very capable ruler, the Muslims took the cities of Damascus and Jerusalem.

After twenty-six years of war, both of the great empires to the north of Arabia (Byzantine and Persia) were in a state of bankruptcy and anarchy. In addition to that, the Arabs’ use of the camel gave them both speed and mobility. Perhaps more than anything else, the Muslims were inspired by their new religion, which promised them entrance into paradise if they should die in battle. Unlike the Byzantines and Persians who relied on professional, paid soldiers, every Muslim was in effect a soldier. Under Umar, many Arabs moved into the newly conquered areas, where the people were divided into two classes: Muslim rulers and non-Muslim subjects.

Uthman

Uthman b. Affan became the third caliph. Aside from the continuing expansion of the empire under his generals, Uthman’s caliphate is noted especially for the establishing of the Qur’an in the form it has come down to the present. All versions other than the official one were removed from libraries and burned.

Ali

Ali b. AbiTalib was the fourth caliph. Like Muhammad, he came from the Hashim clan of the Quraysh tribe. He was the prophet’s cousin and became his son-in-law when he married Muhammad’s daughter Fatima. After the prophet’s wife Khadija, Ali was probably the second convert to Islam.

From the start, his rule was marked with strife. Ali met his death by being stabbed in the brain by a poisoned sword. With the death of Ali, the early formative period of the four “Rightly Guided Caliphs” came to an end.

Early Islamic Empires:

The Umayyads (660-750).

The Umayyad dynasty lasted almost a century, during which the Muslim capital moved from Medina in Arabia to Damascus in Syria. Under the Umayyads, Muslim armies marched through Spain and into France. Finally, at the battle of Tours in northwestern France, Muslim forces were met and stopped by Charles Martel (“the Hammer”). Only a century after Muhammad’s death, Islam now held sway over an empire that matched and even surpassed the great kingdoms of the past—including the Greeks under Alexander the Great and the Romans.

Under the Umayyads, the Caliphate grew rapidly in territory. Islamic rule expanded westward across North Africa and into Hispania and eastward through Persia and ultimately to the ancient lands of Indus Valley, in modern day Pakistan. This made it one of the largest unitary states in history and one of the few states to ever extend direct rule over three continents (Africa, Europe, and Asia). Although not ruling all of the Sahara, homage was paid to the Caliph by Saharan Africa, usually via various nomad Berber tribes. However, it should be noted that, although these vast areas may have recognized the supremacy of the Caliph, de facto power was in the hands of local sultans and emirs.

During the Umayyad dynasty, Hispania (Spain) was an integral province of the Umayyad Caliphate ruled from Damascus, Syria. When the Caliphate was seized by the Abbasids, Al-Andalus (the Arab name for Hispania) split from the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad to form their own caliphate. The Caliphate of Córdoba ruled most of the Iberian Peninsula from the city of Córdoba from 929 to 1031. This period was characterized by remarkable flourishing in technology, trade and culture; many of the masterpieces of Spain were constructed in this period, including the famous Great Mosque of Córdoba. The title Caliph was claimed by Abd-ar-Rahman III on 16 January 929; he was previously known as the Emir of Córdoba.

All Caliphs of Córdoba were members of the Umayyad dynasty; the same dynasty had held the title Emir of Córdoba and ruled over roughly the same territory since 756. The rule of the Caliphate is considered as the heyday of Muslim presence in the Iberian peninsula, before it fragmented into various sects in the 11th century.

Spain before the Arabs was a primitive region with low populace. Under the Arab sovereign it attained a level of civilization that no other province in Europe had reached before. Europe at that time was sunk in ignorance and darkness. Charlemagne the great emperor of Europe whose empire extended over France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, and a great part of Italy, was trying to rise out of the darkness of barbarism. His wars were chiefly against the pagan and barbarous people who, under the name of Saxons, inhabited the countries of Hanover and Holland. Charlemagne encouraged learning because he himself was illiterate. He was succeeded by his son Louis, a well intentioned but feeble prince in whose reign the fabric reared by charlemagne began rapidly to crumble. Louis was followed successfully by two charlesses, incapable princes, whose weak and often tyrannical conduct was no doubt the cause of the rapid decline of charlemagne’s empire.

At that time the world had only two civilizations; one in Baghdad under the reign of the Abbasites who succeeded the Ommiades to the throne, and the second in Spain under the reign of the Ommiades who fled away from the Abbasites after the decline of their reign in Syria. So in an age when darkness enveloped Europe, the Arab’s civilization arose in Baghdad and Spain. The epoch of the Arab’s reign in Spain lasted 800 years, while that of the Abbasites in Baghdad lasted 509 years.

The son of the last king of the Ommiades managed to escape from the Abbasites to the north of Africa, and from there he crossed to Spain where the troops of his grand fathers which opened Spain sixty years ago, and had already established their dominions there, were waiting for him to ascend the throne. This was not made without opposition, for he had to fight other Arab troops paying loyalty to the Abbasites in Baghdad. He defeated them and subdued all Spain under his sovereignty. He also defeated the Abbasites forces which crossed the Mediterranean sea seeking to submit Spain to the Abbasites’s reign in Baghdad. This prince when ascended the throne was only sixteen years old, his name was Abdel Rahman the enterer, meaning the first Arabian king who entered Spain and ascended the throne. This king reigned in glory for forty years and established the Arab reign in Spain.

When the Ommiades had first settled down in Cordoba, they found Andalusia a remote harbor devoid of reign’s ornament, so they imposed on its inhabitants obedience and etiquette, recruited troops, bestowed bounties, and granted flags until they were feared by the greatest kings of Europe. From the make of Abdel Rahman the 1st, was the construction of his splendid palace, the big mosque and a huge wall surrounding Cordoba. In his time the kingdom of the Arabs was established, cities and fortresses were built, and roads and rivers were cut. He had several battles with the Christian kings and won them all. After he died his son Hicham followed him to the throne. Hicham was pious and a man of learning. He launched several incursions and opened the cities of Arbona and Valencia. His troops penetrated until small Bretagne in the north west of France. He renovated the famous viaduct of Cordoba and completed the big mosque his father had started before. Then came his son Elhakam who was famous of valor and intrepidity, his kingdom extended more, and he indulged with the European kings in several battles and won most of them. Elhakam was succeeded by his son  Abdel Rahman the 2nd. In his time the rule of the Ommiades had flourished, his troops penetrated until the south-west of France, and his son Mohammed opened Pamplona and its king was killed in the battle. Abdel Rahman the 2nd fought the Normans and defeated them, besieged the city of Leon and took possession of it. Abdel Rahman was cognizant of philosophy and jurisprudence. His time was mostly peaceful and characterized by abundant wealth. He constructed palaces, parks, mosques, bridges, and enlarged further the big mosque of Cordoba. Abdel Rahman the 2nd didn’t like the superstitious of jovial companions, but was fond of hearing. When Zeriab the famous singer came to Cordoba from Baghdad, Abdel Rahman rode in person to meet him, and honored him exceedingly, thus allowing the flourish of the profession of singing in Andalusia.

The influence of Zeriab on the Andalusian culture was so overwhelming that we should mention his effect in detail. Zeriab was born in Iraq, and was a slave of the Abbasite Caliph Elmahdy the father of the great Caliph Harun Arrasheed. Zeriab was eloquent and of good manners. He became famous in singing when he was just a little boy learning singing from his teacher Ishak Elmouseily the reputable musician and singer in the court of Baghdad. The fame of Zeriab as an efficient singer spread all over Baghdad to the extent that made Harun Arrasheed ask Ishak Elmouseily to bring him to the court to hear him. Zeriab surpassed all what was expected from him and extremely delighted the Caliph with his beautiful songs. Elmouseily became jealous of Zeriab and demanded him to leave Baghdad otherwise he will cause him harm. When Zeriab realized that his life was threatened, He traveled to Andalusia in Spain seeking a better life. When he arrived to Andalusia,  Abdel Rahman the 2nd received him with open arms, flooded him with presents, gifted him a pleasant house, gave him a high monthly salary, and granted him farms and estates valuing forty thousand dinars. The immigrant calmed down and decided to spend the rest of his life in Spain.

With his musical talents, Zeriab quickly imposed himself on Cordoba’s society. His ideas about beauty, elegance and fashion became a matter of fact for all the Andalusian Moslems. His effect extended to include also the manner and routine of people’s life. As a professional musician he showed to the land which honored his arrival a renewal genius. He established a conservatoire, thus placing the Andalusian music in its proper position by taking it back to originality. He was the first to invent an oriental lute with five strings and used it in composing beautiful Arabian songs. He trained the Arabian families the Baghdad kitchen. He taught them how to prepare a refined and elegant table in which the dishes are not introduced at random but according to a certain order; the dishes of hot soup come first, followed by those of meat and varieties of spiced domestic fowls, then those of dessert made of pastry stuffed with walnut, almond and honey; and pancakes blended with perfumed fruits stuffed with nuts and pistachio.

Zeriab had spread between people the use of refined glass vessels instead of those made of silver or gold. He taught them the art of adornment, ways of dye and hair comb, and use of tooth paste. He put an order for cloth wear; people wear white light clothes in summer, colored clothes for the rest of the year; in spring people wear unlined bright colored silky clothes; in fall and winter they wear fur and densely lined coats. People strived to adopt Zeriab’s views without arguing. The grandees and inhabitants of Cordoba had changed accordingly their style of dress, furniture, ways of cooking, thus reaching the summit of civilization and elegance in a time Europe was sunk in darkness and barbarism.

Zeriab had learned his refined taste from his teacher Ishak Elmouseily, and the latter had learned it from his father Ibrahim Elmouseily who established Elmouseily school in Baghdad for teaching beautiful boundmaids and palaces singers the art of etiquette. The school program was diverse; the lessons included colors of clothes matching the different occasions; kinds of jewels, gems and ornaments; perfumes; preparation of flowers in vases; preparation of food tables for each meal; art of talking and sitting with grandees; art of exchanging presents and correspondence. Zeriab brought all this elegance with him from Baghdad, a matter that was clearly reflected on the behavior and conduct of the inhabitants of the Andalusian cities.

During the reign of Abdel Rahaman the 2nd and onward, the Arabian woman had a strong influence on the Andalusian society. Abdel Rahman’s concubines were characterized by beauty, culture and godliness. Each one of them established in Cordoba from her own money a mosque or dedicated to charitable ends a public drinking fountain. One of them was raised in the court of Baghdad where she received high education in music and poetry. Another was a little girl from Navarre province, taken as a prisoner of war, then sent to Medina in the Arab isle, and there she learned music and singing, then came back to Cordoba to fascinate with her songs the Caliph Abdel Rahman the 2nd.”

In the tenth century Abdel Rahman Elnasser ascended the throne. He was not only the mightiest of the Ommiades kings in Spain but also in all Europe. He ruled for 50 years during which the Arab’s civilization reached its peak. He launched several successful incursions against hostile Christian kingdoms. The kings of Castille and Pamplona feared him and visited him frequently seeking his conciliation. When the messengers of Constantine the emperor of Byzantine came to pay him respect, he treated them indulgently and they were dazzled from the greatness and splendor of his court.

Abdel Rahman Elnasser summoned the cleverest engineers from Baghdad and Constantine to construct his palaces and buildings. He brought water to his palaces from remote mountains. The water flowed through unusual ducts that were considered by historians as wondrous workmanship. The water ended in a great pool, then passed through the posterior part of a huge carved lion to reach his mouth, and from there it flowed to irrigate the gardens of the palaces.

Elnasser constructed the city of Alzahraa to be the capital of his reign in Spain. In this shining city he built formidable palaces, buildings, flowering parks and a huge natural zoological garden. He also built factories for arms, jewelry and other professions.

There was in Alzahraa city fifteen thousand wondrous doors, and three hundred sack-needles made of precious colored marble brought from Africa, Cartage, Constantine and Syria. Elnasser made for himself a court called “The court of affability” in which he collected indescribable wondrous objects which fascinated human intellect. Elzahraa palace surpassed any other palace in splendor and majesty, its doors were made of cedar wood overlaid with gold and silver. The most radiant and elegant court was that of the Caliphate. During his reign, Cordoba became the center of philosophy and literature, competing in this with Baghdad. Justice and peace were spread in his days, urbanization extended, civilization enlarged, agriculture and trade flourished, and all the blessings poured into Andalusia. The cities of Andalusia had reached 80 big cities and 300 small ones, the farms and villages surpassed 12000, and when Elnasser died he left in the house of alms 5 trillion dinars.

In 961 Elnasser’s son Elhakam ascended the throne. When the Spaniards occupied the harbors, he invaded their cities and seized San Sebastian, Castille, and Barcelona. The fall of Calimeria in his hand was his great victory against the Spaniards. But science was the field of his great conquest. He was fond of science and knowledge, honoring philosophers, collecting thousands of books that no other king before him could have ever done; the number of indices including books’ names reached 44 and each index included 20 pages comprising the titles of the subjects. He sent his men to buy all the books they can get from all nations, they brought him 400,000 books written in different languages, then stayed for years translating and biding them. In this manner Elhakam established in Cordoba a rich library which remained unique in its wealth until our present day.

The period of the Ommiades reign in Spain was 284 years; their number was 16 Caliphs; their nation was the strongest in Europe; their troops outnumbered those of other armies, their sovereignty extended; their fame elevated; in their time knowledge, art and workmanship rose and ascended; security prevailed; abundance expanded and wealth multiplied. The magnificent cities and the wonderful buildings they had constructed reflected such greatness, and no nation could achieve such glory unless it had reached the summit of its rising.

Over the centuries, knowledge seekers came to Cordoba the Capital of Caliphate in Andalusia to learn Arabic because it was the language of science. During the 800 years of the Arab’s reign in Spain, and the 509 years of the Abbacites’ reign in Baghdad, Arabic was the language of science. The indulgence of Islam and its unbiased look at the other religions allowed knowledge seekers from other religions to attend the sittings of science in mosques and schools. In these sittings the Arabs sat side by side with pontiffs, priests, Jews, Spaniards, Italians, Germans and British to learn mathematics, algebra, engineering, astronomy, physics, chemistry, medicine and philosophy from the works of the great Arab philosophers Gaber Bin Hayan, Elkandy, Elkhawarismy, Elrazy, Avicenna, Elbayrouny, Elzahawy, Bin Zahr and many others. Among the students was the priest Gerbert d’aurillac who became during the period 999-1003 the pope Sylvester III? The numbers we are using now in arithmetic  and mathematics are Arabic!

Cordoba then became the source of culture, and Europe had realized that its revive is not to be achieved save with the Arab’s knowledge. In this manner Europe was suddenly called to live after it remained in darkness for long centuries.

After the 284 years of the Ommiades reign in Spain, other Arab families ruled for another 516 years during which their power declined to the extent of seeing the Christian kings taking possession of their kingdoms one after another. But even though, the radiation of the Arab culture hadn’t stopped, but reached its summit in the 10th century and continued until the 15th century. The appearance of the great philosophers Bin Maga, Bin Tofeil and Bin Roshd after 200 years from the death of the Caliph Elnasser is a good example for that. Bin Roshd was the messenger of free thinking to Europe although the church had interdicted the teaching of his views and burned out his books.

The kings of Aragon and Castille after evacuating the Arabs from their lands, didn’t drive back the Arab’s civilization of their kingdoms, but adopted its appearances in the ceremonies of their courts, and welcomed all the inventions derived from such civilization. Some of the kings of Spain coined money with two faces, one in Arabic and the other in Spanish. In this connection, it is worth mentioning that Europe had established 12 universities for translating the Arab sciences into Latin and other European languages.

The gap between the Moslems and the Christians was not wide as some would like to imagine. The Arabs were proud that their religion has ordered them to learn and allow them to teach non Moslems for the welfare of the world at large. Difference in religion didn’t stand as a barrier so not to permit marriage between the Arabs and the Christians. The widow of Rodrigue the last king of the Aquitanians in Spain had married the son of the Arab leader Moussa Bin Nosseir. The daughter of the duke of Aquitain had married the Moslem governor of the province of the Pyrenian mountains. The grand wazir (minister) Elmansour Bin Aby Amer had married the daughter of the king of Navarre. As for the great Caliph Abdel Rahman Elnasser, he was the grandson of a Christian princess coming from the bask region. Although over the centuries the Spaniards had joined Islam in shoals on their free will, a good portion of Christian and Jewish subjects had kept forming in the Andalusian cities illustrious colonies having their own churches, abbeys and temples. They had their own chiefs and judges who applied the old Aquitanian law under the supervision of the Ommiades reign in Cordoba. The Caliphs usually approved the results of elections for choosing prelates, especially those of Cordoba and Valladolid. The prelates were occasionally sent in political missions to other kingdoms.

Europe has never seen along its history such welcome of literature as it was in Andalusia. People from every class were fond of versification. The Arabic language with its beautiful style had spread all over Spain to the extent that made the pontiffs find a big enjoyment in reading the Arabic poetry, tales and doctrines of Moslem philosophers. The purpose was not to contradict, but to acquire a beautiful style for writing good Arabic. This fondness of the Arabic language has made the Christian youth to depart from their own language, and with the passage of time some of them even surpassed the Arabs in versification.

George the 2nd the king of England, France and Norway sent a letter to the Caliph Hicham the 3rd: “After extolment and reverence, we have heard about the great advancement the institutes of science are enjoying in your wealthy country, we wanted for our country to acquire knowledge in order to spread the light of science in our kingdom which is surrounded with ignorance from its four corners, we have appointed our niece princess Dupont as the head of a mission composed of English Nobles. Your obedient servant George.”

King George had sent with the letter two golden candlesticks as a gift. Each was two arms long. He also sent   22 pieces of table vessels made of pure silver. As if gold was sent to Andalusia in order to shine with the light of science and replace the ignorance Europe was sunk under with knowledge and enlightenment.

The Arabs had established their modern method for experimentation after only one hundred and eighty five years from Muhammad’s mission. Their religion ordered them to settle justice and showed them how to do so. It also demanded them to learn and use their knowledge for the welfare of the world. The Koran urged them to contemplate, think, consider, learn, explore, and deduce; full comprehension and not imitation; discover nature phenomena and not fear the unknown. Taking these principles into consideration, the scholar Elshafei (767-820) established his philosophical method for syllogism with which he was able to pass sentence upon cases that had no judgments in the Koran. He set down twelve conditions to be followed first in order to apply his method for contriving judgments. These conditions were so accurate that they became the base for the scientific method the Arabs used to acquire science in all fields. Three hundred years after Elshafei  came the scholar Elghazaly who referred to the work of Elshafei, and emphasized four main errors which deviate man from undertaking adequate research. Francis Bacon who was claimed to be the first to put the modern method for experimentation, came eight hundred years after Elshafei and five hundred years after Elghazaly. He and Dicart even borrowed the same expressions and words of Elghazaly which he mentioned in his book  “Revive of Knowledge” The four errors which had been mentioned by Elghazaly were seen in the book of Bacon  “Novum Organum” as the four idols which might drive away researchers from real. Bacon however, didn’t even mention Elshafei or Elghazaly’s doctrines as references, but rather deviated from truth by claiming that the centuries of enlightenment were those of the Greeks, Romans and Bacon’s ages. He added that there was no need to mention the Arab philosophical schools which frittered knowledge rather than adding to it! With such injustice and prepossession, Bacon considered eight hundred years of the Arab’s giving to knowledge as a vain endeavor. He didn’t have the courage to admit that most of the views he mentioned in “Novum Organum” were those of the Arabs, and what he did was only to present them in an age longing for change, and willing to escape from the authority of the church which was exterminating every illustrious scientist. No wonder for Francis Bacon to behave in such disgraceful manner and he was the one who voluntarily plead in court against his friend Count of Essex until he was executed. No wonder for Francis Bacon not to refer to eight hundred years of the Arabs’ offer to knowledge, and he is the one who was accused of accepting twenty two bribes, and was deposed from his position as a supreme judge after admitting all the charges filed against him. The fantastic scientific achievements of the Arabs during the eight hundred years which preceded Bacon’s age had undoubtedly proved the excellence of the scientific methods they adopted before Bacon was even born.

The Arabs philosophic thought and scientific method had joined together to form at the end their science of experimentation in all fields of knowledge. The eight hundred years of the Arabs in Spain, in Baghdad, in Egypt and in several other parts in the world, that epoch which preceded the age of enlightenment, was full of great discoveries. Their philosophers devoted themselves to a study of life on earth rather than in heaven, hell and purgatory, and brought forth radical ideas about man’s freedom and ability to carve out uncharted paths in all fields. They thus covered one of the world’s most adventurous eras of human thought and endeavor.

To set examples of only some of their greatest philosophers, we start with Gaber Bin Hayan (778) who was described by the Europeans as the leader of experimentalists and the first chemist in history. He was the first to explain the chemical union of metals through the combination of atoms. Dalton (1844) who came one thousand years after him was the first European who worked in the same field. Those who studied Dicart’s method of experimentation showed that it was exactly similar to that of Gaber Bin Hayan. It is well known that Dicart was very much influenced by Elghazaly’s philosophy.

Elkhawarezmy (850) was the first to establish the science of algebra and logarithm. Then came Ghiath Elkashy (1430) and discovered the decimal fractions. He published several books in mathematics, the most famous was “Key to mathematics”.

Elkandy (801-878) known to the Europeans as the philosopher of the Arabs, was a poem, a philosopher, an engineer and a physicist. He invented compasses to measure geometrical angles, he weighed liquids, and conducted gravity experiments eight hundred years before Newton. Elkandy was also a remarkable astronomer, and wrote books in visibleness, astronomy, position of planets and their influence on earth. He proved that all celestial bodies were spherical. He was further a chemist and proved that cheap metals can’t be transformed into precious ones like silver and gold. His talent extended to musicology and wrote several books in this field. The Italian Cardano (1576) said that Elkandy was one of twelve geniuses appeared in the world. The English philosopher Rogers Bacon (1294) admitted that Elkandy was in the same rank with Plotemy.

Abo Bakr Elrazy (864-925), the European historians call him Galinos of the Arabs. He was an outstanding chemist and a remarkable physician. His book “Elmansoury” was considered in Europe as the main reference in medicine until the end of the 17th century. His numerous books in medicine revealed his work in animal anatomy, symptoms of disease, clinical observations, and daily effect of drugs on human body. He was the first to build a hospital in Baghdad for treating his patients and to record medical observations. He was also the first to perform experiments on monkeys, and the first to use threads made of animal intestines for sewing wounds after testing their chemical reaction on human body. Elrazy was fond of music, and used to play in leisure time. When he saw his patients who were suffering from pain gathered around him to listen to his music, he realized the effect of music in driving pain back, thus discovering a new science of medication.

Europe had acknowledged Elhassan Bin Elhaysam (964-1040) as the discoverer of light modern science. His theories condemned those of Plotemy and Eklidos who stated that the eye is the organ that sends optic rays. Europe adopted Elhaysam’s theory that the visible objects were the ones which send optic rays and not the eye. He wrote 47 books in mathematics and 58 in engineering. His ideas had shaped the thoughts of the renaissance philosophers who came several hundred years later like Rogers Bacon, Kepler, Leonardo Da Vinci and Copernicus.

Avecenna (985-1048) started his scientific career by learning jurisprudence, then completed his knowledge by learning philosophy and medicine. He wrote 107 books in science, astronomy and medicine. His most memorable book in medicine “The law” remained the corner stone for teaching medicine in Europe until the year 1700. In this book Avecenna introduced 760 drugs that remarkably advanced the sciences of botany and pharmacology. He was the first to talk scientifically about the causes of heart attack, spread of measles and bladder stone. He also discovered anaesthetizing, ice sack for soothing fever and subcutaneous injection. Avecenna put the foundation of psycho analysis, and was able through asking questions while feeling pulse to reveal the truth the patient was hiding. Avecenna wrote several books in restoration to health (28 volumes), sadimantoligy and stratigraphy. The influence of Avecenna on the European philosophers was so overwhelming that made Renan say, “The great philosophers Albert Magnus and St. Thomas Aquinas are indebted to Avecenna in all what they had learned.”

Abolrayhan Elbayrouny (965-1048) was a scientist in astronomy, physics and mathematics. His achievements in science had reshaped the philosophical thinking of his successors. He recorded new species of medicinal plants 5 times more than those formerly registered by Deskoridis the Greek botanist. He measured the periphery of the earth and concluded through scientific means that the bowels of the earth is the attractant force that hold people on its surface. He therefore discovered gravity 600 years before Newton. He also proved that the earth moves like a millstone turning around its axis, thus discovering the revolving of the earth. Elbayrouny also invented very accurate scales that adequately weighed the specific gravity of metals.

Bin Elbeetar (1246) wrote a book in drugs and nourishment. Elteefashy (1251) was the first geologist in history who classified metals based on the element flame test. Bin Alnafees (1296) was the first to discover blood circulation in human body 400 years before Harvey.

Then came Elwaleed Bin Roshd (1126-1198) who is known to the west as Averroes. He was one of the most eminent Arab philosophers in Spain. He wrote books in jurisprudence, philosophy, medicine and astronomy. His knowledge was encyclopedic. He revised the philosophy of Aristotle and explained his correct ideas which coincided with the laws of the Islamic statute, and condemned those which contradicted it. By doing so he was able to purify Aristotle’s philosophy and interpret it to the world without the mystery it encompassed before. That’s why the Europeans call him the interpreter. Bin Roshd was a profound philosopher who corrected the erring of human thinking and added an indispensable wealth to the fruits of mind. He glorified free thinking and stated that there was no separation between philosophy and statute. He removed the mystery which encompassed ancient philosophical and holy books. He believed that all holy books were aimed at directing people towards goodness and righteousness in order to reach social perfection. He went further and purified Christianity from the misinterpretation of the priests which deviated from the true laws of the original Bible. His purification was based on the Koranic verses which mentioned such deviations and promised severe punishment at the day of Judgment to those who made or joined in such deviation. He stated that the unjust ruler governs for his own benefit and not for the good of his people. The most intolerable injustice was that of the priests when hindering the mind from free thinking. Likewise is the injustice of man to woman who forms two thirds of the populace. It was man who decreed that woman should live in reliance to him without seeking a decent work, and that slavery man had raised woman on had destroyed her talents, hence degrading nations to the lowest point. The Europeans thinkers and philosophers fell into his work and followed his instructions and his way of free thinking.

After ten years from Bin Roshd death the Roman church rendered a
judgment to backslide all European philosophers who followed Bin Roshd views. In 1269 the bishop of Paris attacked Bin Roshd philosophy, and the European philosophers had suffered from the restrictions imposed by the church on free thinking; the same as the Moslems had suffered from the Spaniards after the distinction of the Arabs’ reign in Spain. In 1512 the church court had sentenced the Hollander priest Reizoik because he abode by the views of Bin Roshd. Reizoik said while he was taken to death, “The most cognizant philosophers are Aristotle and his interpreter Bin Roshd, they are nearer to the truth, due to them I was rightly guided, and I saw light before which I was blind.”

After the fall of Granada in 1492 – the last capital of the Arabs in Spain – the inquisition burned out all Bin Roshd’s books in addition to another eighty thousand Arabic philosophical books. The books of Bin Roshd however, and those of the other Arab philosophers had been translated beforehand into Latin by the European students seeking knowledge.

The war the church declared against Bin Roshd, as well as the canine of the fanatics made the free thinkers  abide further by his views. Bin Roshd thus became the pioneer of liberal thinking at the beginning of the renaissance age. The war of the church against Bin Roshd and his European followers was nothing but an attempt to shut up the loud voice which rose in human conscious announcing the fruit of the Islamic civilization which paved the way for the age of renaissance to appear. The famous European philosophers like Dicart, Leptnez and Maliranche who came after Bin Roshd adopted his views which glorified the mind and hence seeking its independence from the unjust authority of the church. The walls of the Faculty of Medicine in Paris University are decorated by the portraits of Elrazy, Avecenna and Bin Roshd, the three of them were physicians, and the latter two were also jurisprudents.

Ibn khaldoun (1322-1406) was the first to establish social science. His most famous book “Introduction of Ibn Khaldoun” contained social analysis and logic interpretation of history in the light of religion, economy, administration, inhabitants, roots, tradition, construction, institutes, temples, mosques, churches, war, power and ways of life. He concluded that man was civil in nature, and the utmost goal of society is to achieve happiness to its inhabitants. Natural disposition force animals to sociability, while man is pushed by natural disposition and mind. Weather affects human body, and consequently the behavior and civilization of society. The most suitable regions for civilization are those with temperate climates. Fertile environment might affect the individuals so as to kill courage and spread leisure time, while bareness impels struggle. He thought that nations go through three phases: wilderness, invasion then civilization. Civilized nations are overflowed by ease and comfort after which they are conquered by other nations. This was how nations rise and fall down. He spread abroad the idea of free economy, and thought that art, language, belief and tradition are the pillars on which societies are founded.

Ibn Khaldoun observations had climbed up to the level of laws. He said, “Nations could be established without religion and become strong, but they don’t last or remain strong except with religion; nations have certain ages exactly like people; the conquered is fond of imitating the victor; farming is the living of the feeblest; nations if are close to ruin, they grow less in workmanship; big cities and elevated statues are constructed by great kings; law that distinguish between right and wrong is in fact a process that reads the facts of life and what agree with their nature.”

In Al-Andalus the Arabs had three schools of thoughts through which they were able to establish their philosophical Method. The first was the school of deducing facts from premises. The second was that of the experimentalists who concluded the laws of science after studying the characteristics of materials then analyzing and verifying the results. The third was that of the mathematicians who used in their work observatories, scientific instruments, and mathematical and engineering indicators. They invented their own tools to study chemistry, physics and astronomy. Those were the schools with which the age of the renaissance had crossed to the great achievements we are witnessing today.

The Arab philosophers animated the European thoughts and went to the heart of the true nature of matter. They detected the innermost force that binds the world and guides its course. Their age in Europe was heroic and it brought with it a breaking of taboos, and the advance into an open world from which there is no return.

The Arabs have sown the seeds of progress in a barren land, and the Europeans were the ones who reaped the fruit. Their influence will remain alive in the consciousness of the world and in the history of Europe. This is not going to be veiled by the neglect of the cognizant or the disregard of the ignorant, because civilization is a gift from Allah, and human thinking is a chain with attached rings. We must not rejoice or grumble, as we do not know the whole of Allah’s plan or wisdom. If we know that the world is revolving, and that history does not proceed in a uniform manner, and when a matter is completed it starts to grow smaller, then it is not a coincidence that the Arabs came to Europe and left. It was the will of Allah that they came to teach the Europeans through their science and religion how to separate the true from the false, and knowledge from ignorance (4).

The Abbasids (750-1258)

Under the Abbasid dynasty, the center of Muslim power shifted eastward to the city of Baghdad, which was founded as the capital on the Tigris River in 762. The 500 years of Abbasid power mark the golden age of Muslim civilization, producing, for example, great literature such as The Thousand and One Nights.

The celebrated Harun Arrasheed the fifth Caliph of the house of Abbas reigned Baghdad from AD 786-808. An interesting proof of the high civilization in Baghdad was the striking clock sent to Charlemagne as a present from Harun arrasheed. The clock was the first that was seen in Europe and excited universal admiration. It had the form of a twelve-sided edifice with twelve doors. These doors formed niches, in each of which was a little statue representing one of the hours. At the striking of the hour the doors, one for each stroke, were seen to open, and from the doors to issue as many of the little statues, which, following one another, marched gravely round the tower. The motion of the clock was caused by water, and the striking was effected by balls of brass equal to the number of the hours, which fell upon a cymbal of the same metal, the number falling being determined by the discharge of the water, which, as it sunk in the vessel, allowed their escape. When the grandees in the court of Charlemagne watched the clock, they became distracted and thought that it was a sort of sorcery. Harun arrasheed had also gifted Charlemagne a marvelous chess which plundered the mind of the watchers, as well as other gifts showing the advance of civilization in the east and its delay in the west. Although Charlemagne was a mighty ruler, it was known that he was illiterate, whereas Harun Arrasheed was a poem, jurist, philologist and one of the greatest rulers history has ever known.

The Abbasid dynasty was also the epoch of the Crusades. In 1095, Pope Urban II called for a crusade to win back the city of Jerusalem from Muslim control. This set off 200 years of intermittent warfare between Christian Europe and Islam. The last Abbasid caliph was murdered by the Mongols, who came to power in the East under Genghis Khan, swept across Asia, and sacked the city of Baghdad.

The Fatimid dynasty (909-1171).

The Fatimid Caliphate was a Shi’a dynasty that ruled over varying areas of the Maghreb, Egypt, Sicily, Malta and the Levant from 5 January 909 to 1171. The caliphate was ruled by the Fatimids, who established the Egyptian city of Cairo as their capital. They are called a Caliphate since they emancipated themselves from the central Baghdad Caliphate and established a dynasty of their own, many other did so also since the Empire was growing so much that power became hereditary in its government-established regions.

The Fatimid Islamic Caliphate spanned a vast area of the Arab World, from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Originally based in Tunisia, the Fatimid dynasty extended their rule across the Mediterranean coast of Africa, and ultimately made Egypt the centre of their caliphate. At its height, in addition to Egypt, the caliphate included varying areas of the Maghreb, Sudan, Sicily, the Levant, and Hijaz.

In addition to being considered one of the most important Arab empires in the Islamic era, the Fatimid caliphate was also distinguished by the prominent role of Berbers in its initial establishment. The caliphate lasted from 909 to 1171, when Saladin became Sultan of Egypt, and returned the country to the nominal fealty of the Sunni Muslim Abbasid caliphate.

The “Gunpowder Empires)

In the centuries following the fall of the Abbasids, three powerful empires arose, which were to play important roles in Muslim and world history: the Safavids in Iran, the Mughals in India, and the Ottomans in Turkey. These Muslim empires differed from the early empires in that they did not have Arab roots. They are sometimes called the “Gunpowder Empires” because they effectively used that newly developed weapon.

Each developed a unique civilization. The Safavids, for instance, are known for their artwork, as are the Mughals who built the Taj Mahal.

Ottoman Turkish Empire (1281-1924)

The Ottoman Turkish Empire was the longest-lived and greatest of these empires, with a legacy that continues to influence the world. For several centuries, the Turks had moved across the steppes of Asia, where they absorbed the Muslim religion, and through Asia Minor, until they eventually captured Constantinople (modern Istanbul), the capital of the Byzantine Empire and easternmost metropolis of Europe.

As the Muslims had entered Europe from the west during the time of the Ummayads, under the Ottoman Turks, they would reach deep into Europe from the east, twice threatening the city of Vienna. The Muslims threatened to overrun Europe, the very heart of the Christian church.

Muslim Decline and Revival

With the European discovery of the New World, along with the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of modern science, Christian Europe emerged from the Middle Ages and entered the modern world. This same period marked a decline in Muslim countries. That decline was most marked in the once-dominating Ottoman Empire.

For a period of some 150 years, from about 1800 to 1950, Muslim lands were dominated by European colonial powers. The once glorious Muslim empires seemed little more than desert wastelands, divided by foreigners and unbelievers.

With the discovery and drilling of oil in the Middle East, Islamic hope revived. Especially within the last half century, Islam has again become a major force in the world. High birth rates and worldwide expansion make Islam the world’s fastest growing religion (5).

Well Daniel Pipes, these magnificent men were my ancestors – my great grand fathers. They raised humanity from the dark pits of worldly life to the high, boundless realm of the spirit; from the humiliation of worshipping false and usually human-made divinities to the honor and dignity of worshipping the One God, Allah, the universe’s sole Creator and Sustainer; and to free humanity from the oppression and depressions brought about by false religions into the luminous and peaceful climate of Islam.

This is the glory our grandfathers had left us. We took from them all the noble hereditary traits that now reshape all aspects of our lives. These wonderful achievements showing what Muslims have done in the past and what they can do at present must make you stand erect when you see a Muslim passing by. You salute him respectfully, or you may bow in reverence to kiss his hands. Instead of promoting the burning of his Koran and the slandering of his Prophet who came to lead to the right path people astray like you, you may as well kneel down and kiss his feet.

But who were your ancestors, what genes did your DNA receive from them, who were your donors?

Allah has already informed us in the Koran about the tidings of your ancestors, the Children of Israel.

The people of Moses often rebelled against him, vexed his spirit, and insulted him. They rebelled against Moses not through ignorance, but from a selfish perverse, a rebellious spirit, for which they received punishment (Num xii 1-13). The Koran says about this:

And when Moses said to his people, ‘O my people, why do you hurt me, though you know I am the Messenger of Allah to you?’ When they swerved, Allah caused their hearts to swerve; and Allah guides never the people of the ungodly (Al-Saff, 5).

The Koran mentioned the shortcomings and misgivings of the Children of Israel before the time of Muhammad.

Allah divided the Children of Israel into twelve tribes. When the thirsty tribes asked Moses for water Allah inspired Moses to strike the rock with his staff; out of it there gushed forth twelve springs, thus each group knew its own place of water. Allah overshadowed them with the clouds to protect them from the heat of the sun, and sent down to them manna and quails, and He said to them, “Eat of the good things We have provided for you”, but they rebelled against Allah. Actually, they did not wrong Allah, but they harmed their own souls.

And We cut them up into twelve tribes, nations. And We revealed to Moses when his people asked for water: “Strike with thy staff the rock”; and there gushed forth from it twelve fountains; all the people knew now their drinking place. And We outspread the cloud to overshadow them, and We sent down manna and quails upon them: “Eat of the good things wherewith We have supplied you.” And they worked no wrong upon us, but themselves they wronged (Al-A’raf, 160).

Following their release from the environs of the wilderness, Allah said to them: “Dwell in this town, and eat therein as you wish, and enjoy all that is wholesome and affords pleasure, but say the word of humility, “O Allah forgive our sins”, and enter the gate prostrate bowing with humility. Only then will Allah forgive their iniquities and reward the good doers.

And when it was said to them, “Dwell in this township and eat of it wherever you will; and say, ‘Repentance’ and enter the gate prostrate; We will forgive you your sins; We shall increase (reward) for the right-doers” (Al-A’raf, 161).

But the transgressors among them changed the word from that which had been given them, so Allah sent down on them a plague from heaven, for that they repeatedly transgressed.

Then the evildoers of them substituted a saying other than which had been said to them; so We sent down upon them wrath out of heaven for their evildoing (Al-A’raf, 162).

Allah instructed Muhammad in the Koran to ask the Jews about the town (Aila, Elaih) at the Red Sea where their souls actuated them to transgress Allah’s fourth commandment and break the Sabbath which was ordained by Allah to be set apart for rest and worship. The fish were made to come to the surface on the Sabbath day openly holding up their heads, and to dive deep on other days. This was a great temptation to the law-breakers, which they could not resist. Some of their men of piety protested, but it had no effect. When their transgressions extended to other commandment passed beyond bonds, the punishment came. Allah made a trial of them, for they were given to transgression.

And question them concerning the town standing close by the sea, when they transgressed the Sabbath, when their fish came to them on the day of their Sabbath, swimming shoreward, but on the day they had no Sabbath, they came not unto them. Even so We were trying them for their ungodliness (Al-A’raf, 163).

When in their insolence they persisted in breaking the Sabbath and transgressed all prohibitions Allah laid their transgression to their charge and decreed that they be turned into apes and that their monkey-like character be viewed with contempt, and that they be despised and rejected of men.

And when they turned in disdain from that forbidding We said to them, “Be you apes, miserably slinking!” (Al-A’raf, 166).

One of the divisions of the people of Moses said, “Why do you waste your breath to admonish people (the wicked among them) who are destined to suffer annihilation or condemnation!” Men of piety answered,” Everyman who sees evil must speak out against it; it is his duty and responsibility to Allah; there is always a chance that the warning may have effect and save a precious soul.” But when those wicked counseled deaf to exhortation, Allah rescued those who forbade evil, and visited the wrong-doers with grievous punishment in requital of their playful malice.

And when a certain nation of them said, “Why do you admonish a people Allah is about to destroy or to chastise with a terrible chastisement?” The preachers said, “To discharge our duty to your Lord, and perchance they may fear Him.”
So when they forgot that they were reminded of, We delivered those who were forbidding wickedness, and We seized the evildoers with evil chastisement for their ungodliness (Al-A’raf 164, 165).

For their repeated transgression Allah proclaimed that He would raise against them till the Day of Resurrection those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment.

And when thy Lord proclaimed He would send forth against them, unto the Day of Resurrection, those who should visit them with evil chastisement. Surely thy Lord is swift in retribution; surely He is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate (Al-A’raf, 167).

It is indicated in Deut.xi. 28: “A curse if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day.”

Also in Deut.xxviii. 49: “The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shall not understand.”

Allah has broken the Jews up into separate aggregates forming Jewish communities among the populations of the various countries of the world. Some of them are righteous, and some far from that. Allah tried them with good things and evil things in order that they might return to the right path.

And We cut them up into nations in the earth, some of them righteous, and some of them otherwise; and We tried them with good things and evil, that haply they should return (Al-A’raf, 168).

Then after them succeeded an evil generation, which inherited the Book, but they chose for themselves the vanities of this low life saying for excuse: “Everything will be forgiven us.” And if similar vanities came their way, they would accept it and would sin again. Was not the Covenant of the Book taken from them that they would not say about Allah anything but the truth! And they have studied what is in the Torah!

And there succeeded after them a succession who inherited the Book yet they chose to go by the world and its vanities saying, “We will be forgiven our iniquities”, and if similar vanities came to them as well they would take them. Has not the covenant of the Book been taken from them that they should say concerning Allah nothing but the truth? And they have studied well what is in the Book; and the last abode is better for those who are Allah-fearing. Do you not understand?-

As for those who strictly observe the Book, and establish prayer, surely We will no let go to waste the reward of the righteous (Al-A’raf 169,170).

Merely inheriting a Book, or doing lip service to it, does not make a nation righteous. If they succumb to the temptations of the world, their hypocrisy becomes all the more glaring. High finance is one of these temptations.

The Jews, in their arrogance said, “Whatever the terror of Hell may be for other people, our sins will be forgiven, because we are the children of Abraham; at worse we shall suffer a short definite punishment and then be restored to the bosom of Abraham.

And they say, “The Fire shall not touch us save a number of days.” Say: “Have you taken with Allah a Covenant? Allah will not fail in His Covenant; or say you things against Allah of which you know nothing (Al-Baqarahh, 80).

Moses came to his people with clear proofs, yet they worshipped the calf after he left them to meet his Lord.

Moses came to you with clear Signs, yet you worshipped the calf in his absence, and you are evildoers (Al-Baqarahh, 92).

Allah entered into a covenant with the Children of Israel, and He raised above them the Mount saying, “Hold firmly to what We have given you and hear Our Word.” They said, “We have heard.” But their actions to their words did not accord. Their hearts absorbed the worship of the calf because of their disbelief. They said in words, “All that the Lord has spoken, we will do.” But they said in their hearts, “We shall disobey.” What they should have said was, “We hear and obey.” This is the attitude of the true men of faith.

And when We took your covenant and We caused Mount Tur to be raised above you. “Adhere constantly to what We have given you and take heed.” They said, “We hear but we disobey.” And they were made to imbibe love of the calf into their hearts because of their unbelief. Say: “Evil is the thing your faith bids you to, if you ever had belief (Al Baqara, 93).

They have been stamped with humiliation wherever they are found, except after a covenant of protection from Allah, and when at peace with men. They have drawn on themselves the wrath of Allah. This is because they disbelieved in Allah’s signs and killed the prophets without right.

Humiliation cleaves to them wherever they are found, except when they are in a covenant of Allah and of the people; they have incurred the wrath of Allah and destitution cleaved to them. This is because they disbelieved in Allah’s revelations and killed the Prophets in defiance of right; this is for their disobedience and aggression (Al Imran 112).

The Jews in order to believe in the Message of Islam insolently asked Muhammad for a Book that he would cause to descend upon them from heaven! But greater was their irreverence to Moses whom they asked to show Allah personally so that they perceive Him by sight. There and then did heaven thunder against them and the fearful echoes thundered in their ears in consequence of their blasphemy against Allah. Yet they worshipped the calf even after clear signs had come to them; even so Allah forgave them and gave Moses a clear proof of authority.

The people of earlier Scripture (Jews) ask you to bring down to them a Book from Heaven, but they asked Moses for greater than that, for they said, “Let us see Allah with our own eyes,” then the thunderbolt took them for their evildoing, then they worshipped the calf even after clear signs had come to them, even so We pardoned them for that, and We gave Moses evident strength (An-Nisa, 153).

For their covenant Allah raised over them the Mount, and on other occasion He said, “Enter the gate of Jerusalem bowing with humility”; and He commanded them, “Transgress not by doing worldly works in the Sabbath.” Allah took from them a firm covenant – yet, they broke the divine covenant, and rejected Allah’s signs, and killed the prophets unjustly, and they said, “Our hearts are wrapped”, meaning that their hearts treasured every branch of divine knowledge and wisdom, and that they could absorb no more, but in fact Allah has set a seal upon their hearts, for how greatly shaken was their faith in Him.

And for their covenant We caused Mount Tur to be raised over them, and We said to them, “Enter the gate prostrating.” And We said to them, “Do not transgress the Sabbath.” And We took from them a solemn covenant.

Therefore for their breaking the covenant, and their disbelief in Allah’s Revelations, and their killing the Prophets unjustly, and for their saying, “Our hearts are impermeable.” Allah set a seal on their hearts for their disbelief, so they shall not believe except a few (An Nisa 154-155).

Allah poured His wrath upon them for their disbelief and their uttering against Mary a grave false charge that she has committed illegal sexual intercourse.

And for their unbelief, and their uttering against Mary a mighty calumny (An-Nisa, 156).

And because of their saying in boast, “We killed Messiah (Jesus) son of Mary (when betrayed him by delivering him to the Roman governor to kill him), the Messenger of Allah, when in fact they never killed him but they thought they did; their belief was based on grounds admittedly insufficient, for indeed they did not slay Jesus but the guilt nevertheless resided in the intention.

And for their saying, “We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah” – yet they did not kill him, neither crucified him, only a likeness of that was shown to them. Those who are at variance concerning him surely are in doubt regarding him; they have no knowledge of him, except the following of surmise.

And they slew him not of a certainty – no indeed; Allah raised him up to Him; Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise (An-Nisa 157, 158).

Also their ill-gotten gain from usury which they have been utterly forbidden to practice; and their unlawful organized scheme to eat people out of their property.

And for their taking usury, that they were prohibited, and consuming the wealth of the people in vanity; and We have prepared for the unbelievers among them a painful chastisement (An Nisa 161).

As stated above Allah entered into a covenant with the children of Israel, and He set among them twelve head men of Jacob’s posterity to set good watch over the fulfillment of the divine agreement in which Allah had declared thus: “I will be with you, uphold you and overshadow you with My gracious wing, with the proviso that you faithfully engage in the act of worship, and give alms, for alms are but the vehicles of prayer; and acknowledge all My prophets and give credence to their missions, and give them all the help to accomplish Allah’s purpose, and lend a good loan to Allah by spending in His cause (Allah in His infinite grace looks upon this as a loan, for which He gives a recompense manifold). If they abide by the divine agreement Allah will expiate their sins and admit them to gardens under which rivers flow in Paradise. But if any of them after this, disbelieved, he has rebelled against Allah.

Because they breached their covenant, Allah withdrew His overflowing grace from them. The withdrawal of grace made their hearts grow hard in two ways: (1) they were no longer protected from the assaults of evil, and (2) they became impervious even to the message of forgiveness and mercy which is open to all Allah’s creatures.

Israel, when it lost Allah’s grace, began to sin against truth and religion in three ways: (1) they began to misuse Scripture itself by either taking words out of their right meaning, or applying them to things for which they were never meant; (2) in doing so, they forgot a part of the message and purpose of Allah; and (3) they invented new deceits to support the old ones.

Allah did take a covenant with the children of Israel, and We made from among them twelve chieftains. And Allah said, “I am with you only if you establish prayer, pay the alms, believe in my messengers and stand with them, and lend to Allah a good loan (expend in the way of Allah from the bounties he gives them), then I will acquit you of your sins, and I will admit you to Gardens beneath which rivers flow, so whoever of you disbelieves after that, surely he has gone astray from the Right Way-

But for their breaking their covenant, We cursed them, and made their hearts hard. They are perverting words from their meaning, and they have forgotten a portion of what they were given the Scriptures, and you will always find them treacherous in every way, except a few of them. So ignore them, and disregard their treason. Surely Allah loves the charitable (Al Maida 12, 13).

Israel had the revelation given through Moses, the power of judgment and command through the kingdom of David and Solomon, and numerous prophetic warnings through such men as Isaiah and Jeremiah. The Jews however were the more to blame that they fell from grace after all the divine favors which they had enjoyed. Their schisms and differences arose from mutual envy, which was rebellious insolence against Allah.

And We gave the Children of Israel the Torah and the authority, and the prophet-hood, and We bestowed on them good things, and We favored them above the Worlds in that time-

And We gave them the Commandments most clearly, yet they differed after knowledge had come to them, out of insolence between themselves; surely your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection on that in which they differed (Al Jathiyah 16, 17).

Allah saved them of their slavery to Pharaoh; he saved them from sea and drowned Pharaoh and his army. Allah selected them to receive food from the heavens. Allah sent them Prophet after Prophet from among themselves, and sent the Holy Scriptures; the Torah and the Injeel (Gospel). Allah preferred them over all others at their time.

O Children of Israel, remember My favors which I granted you, and that I favored you then above the worlds (Al-Baqarah 47).

How did they respond to these blessings of Allah?

They did not command the good or forbid the evil, they did not accept the ruling of what Allah revealed upon them, they disbelieved their Book, they received food from the heavens but they rejected it. They challenged their Prophet to show them Allah in this life; they took Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) as their sworn enemy, they took the graves of their Prophets as symbols of worship.

If the teachings of their Prophets did not appeal to them, they either rejected them or slit their throats and followed what was to them appealing.

Not only did they try to kill their Prophets, but they also attempted to kill the Prophet of Islam himself.

We took covenant with the Children of Israel, and We sent to them Messengers, whenever there came to them a Messenger with that which their souls did not desire, some they disbelieved in and others they killed (Al-Maida 70).

They changed the words of Allah adding something here, deleting there, to pound the truth and keep the flock in servitude to what they desired.

And there is among (the people of earlier Scripture) a party who distort the Scripture with their tongues, so that you would think it is from the Scripture, while it is not from the Scripture, and they say that it is from Allah, while it is not from Allah, and they speak untruth about Allah while they know (Al-Imran 78).

They claimed that they are the beloved children of Allah, and that the fire will not touch them. Three Jews namely, Nu’maan ibn Aasaa, Bahr ibn Amr and Shaas ibn Adee came to Muhammad. He sat with them and invited them to Islam and warned them of Allah’s anger. They replied, “Why are you trying to scare us O Muhammad? By Allah, we are the Children of Allah and his beloved ones!” At that the Koranic verses were revealed:

And the Jews and the Christians say, “We are the Children of Allah and His beloved.” Say: ‘Then why does He punish you for your sins?’ Rather you are humans from among (all the others) that He created (Al-Maida 18).

Say, “If the last abode with Allah is yours exclusively, and not for other people, then long for death, if you speak truly-

But they will never long for it, because of that their hands have forwarded’ Allah knows the evildoers-

And you will find them and the polytheists the eagerest of men for life, each one of them wishes if he might be spared a thousand years, yet his being spared alive shall not remove him from the chastisement. Allah sees the things they do (Al-Baqarah 94-96).

There came upon the Jews a time of poverty, so they went to Shaas ibn Qays and questioned him. He said, “Your Lord is stingy, he never provides.” Allah revealed in the Koran:

Allah has heard the saying of those who said, Surely Allah is poor, and we are rich”

We shall write down what they have said, and their slaying the Prophets without right, and We shall say, “Taste the chastisement of the burning.”

That, for what your hands have forwarded, and for that Allah is never unjust unto His servants (Al Imran 181-182).

And the Jews have said, “The hands of Allah are fettered.” Fettered are their hands, and they are cursed for what they have said. But His hands are outspread, He expends how he pleases. And what has been revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase many of them in insolence and disbelief, and We have cast between them enmity and hatred until the Day of Resurrection, as often as they light a fire of war, Allah will extinguish it, they hasten about the earth to do corruption in it, and Allah does not love those who do mischief (Al Maida, 64).

One of the most horrific sins that they performed was the slaughtering of their Prophets. This was one of the major reasons they were struck with humiliation:

And when you said, “O Moses, we can not bear one kind of food, so pray to your Lord for us to produce of that which the earth grows its edible plants, cucumbers, garlic, lentils and onions.” He said, “Do you prefer the worst to what is best? Go down to any land and you will find what you are asking for.” And they became so degraded that disgrace and humiliation, misery and wretchedness were stamped upon them and they were laden with Allah’s wrath. This is because they rejected the Signs of Allah, and they unjustly killed the Prophets. This is because they rebelled and continued transgressing (Al-Baqarahh 61).

Allah also says in the Koran:

…and they were laden with the burden of Allah’s anger; that, because they had disbelieved the signs of Allah and slain the Prophets unrightfully; that, because they disobeyed, and were transgressors (Al-Baqarah, 61).

The Israelites recorded their crimes in detail in their own history. Here are just a few examples from the Bible:

(1) After the death of Solomon the state of the Israelites was split into two: the State of Judah with its capital in Jerusalem, and the State of Israel with its capital in Samaria. This was followed by a series of wars between the two States so that the State of Judah sought the assistance of the Aramacan State of Damascus against its own kinsmen. At this, Hamani the seer went under God’s direction to Asa the king and rebuked him. Instead of rectifying his behavior, Asa was so angry that he put the seer in the stocks. (See 2 Chronicles 16: 7-10.)

(2) When Elijah denounced the Jews for their worship of Baal and invited them to return to monotheism, Ahab, the king of Israel pursued him for the sake of his pagan wife so that he had to take refuge in the mountains of the Sinai peninsula. On this occasion, according to the Bible, he said: ‘. . . the people of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thy altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword., and 1, even 1 only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away’ (1 Kings 19: 14).

(3) The same king Ahab imprisoned another Prophet, Micah, for no other reason than that of speaking the truth. King Ahab ordered that he should be given only bread and water. (See 1 Kings 22: 26-7).

(4) When idol-worship and moral corruption became prevalent in Judah and the Prophet Zechariah raised his voice against them, he was stoned to death in the very court of the house of the Lord. (See 2 Chronicles 24: 2l).

(5) When the Israelite State of Samaria was wiped out by the State of Jerusalem, the Prophet Jeremiah deplored the condition of the Israelites. He warned them that it was time they set about mending their ways otherwise they would face an even more calamitous end than that of Samaria. The response to this sincere preaching was abuse and curses: he was beaten, imprisoned, put in the stocks and lowered by ropes into a cistern, where he was left to die of hunger and thirst. He was also accused of various crimes, including treason and conspiracy. (See Jeremiah 15: 10; 18: 20-3; 20: 1-18; 36-40)

(6) It is reported of another Prophet, Amos, that when he denounced the widespread errors and corruption in the State of Samaria and warned of the evil consequences that follow such misdeeds, he was condemned to exile and told to pursue his prophetic task somewhere beyond its frontiers. (See Amos 7: 10-13.)

(7) When John the Baptist protested against the acts of moral corruption that were brazenly practiced in his court, Herod, the ruler of Judah, first put John into prison, then had him beheaded at the request of a dancing girl, and had his head set on a platter and presented to the girl. (See Mark 6: 17-29)

(8) The same hostility to Prophets is evident from the life of Jesus. The priests and political leaders of Israel ultimately became inflamed against Jesus, who criticized them for their impiety and hypocrisy and invited them to true faith and righteousness. It was this which prompted them to prepare a false case against him and persuade the Romans to sign a death sentence. Later, when the Roman governor, Pilate, asked them which of the two prisoners – Jesus or Barabbas, a notorious brigand – should be released on the occasion of the feast, they asked for the release of Barabbas and for the crucifixion of Jesus (Matthew 27: 20-6).

This is a shameful chapter in the record of the Jewish nation. It is evident that when a nation chooses its most notoriously criminal and wicked people for positions of leadership, and its righteous and holy men for scaffold, Allah has no alternative but to lay His curse and damnation on that nation.

The heretics among the Israelites were cursed by David and by Jesus the son of Mary because they rebelled and acted violently. They did not counsel each other from committing evil, but indeed did it and therefore their deeds are sinful:

The unbelievers of the Children of Israel were cursed by the tongue of David, and by Jesus the son of Mary, because of their rebellion and their transgression-

They did not forbid each other the wrong things they committed, evil were their doings (Al-Maida 78, 79).

Allah did not curse all the Jews, since there is a group amongst them that has known Allah and believed in Him. Some of the Jews have decency and conscious:

Of the people of Moses there is a nation who guide by the truth, and by it act with justice (Al-A’raf 159).

The Jews claim that they have no obligations towards the gentiles. Anyone who is not Jewish has no right and his money is fair game. Accordingly a Jew will not be condemned or punished if he attacks the gentile. And if a gentile entrusts a Jew with money, and the Jew appropriates it, it is considered his right. The Jews know that the Torah instructed them to deal honestly with deposits but their deplorable nature and their selfishness make them twist the words of the Torah according to their wishes.

The Koran says in this regard:

And from the people of earlier Scripture are some who if entrusted with qantar (a heavy weight) will pay it back, and some who if entrusted with a single dinar (coin) will not repay it unless you constantly demand it, this is because they say, “There is no obligation on us towards the gentiles.” But they invent a lie and attribute it to Allah knowingly (Al-Imran 75).

In ancient times the Jews with their decadent souls took bribes and delighted in earthly pleasures, and did not honor a pledge or a covenant that they gave to Muslims.

Ibn Katheer in his commentaries on the Koran said, “…When one of the Israelites asked to sit in judgment, he took bribes. He was asked, “How you accept a bribe in judgment?” And he answered, “I shall be forgiven.” Other Israelites condemned his deeds, but if he died or removed from his position and was replaced by one of those who condemned him, that one also took bribes.

Al-Qurtubi in his commentaries on the Koran said, “When a person with rightful claims paid the Israelite judges a bribe, they brought out Allah’s Book and came up with a verdict in his favor, and when a liar, who had no rightful claim came to them they accepted his bribe, and brought out the book that they wrote themselves and rendered a verdict in his favor. They took bribes and coveted earthly pleasures. The Koran rebuked them clearly (see Al-A’raf above 168, 169).

Jews of Arabia in the days of the Holy Prophet had lost their original beliefs. They had taken much to sorcery, magic and divination. They strongly believed in falsehood, idols, priests and necromancers. They regarded the infidels of Makkah with admiration and considered them better in faith than the Muslims. They wished that Muhammad should go astray from the right path and sought the aid of Makkan pagans with whom they intrigued against the holy Prophet. The Koran narrated their disbelief and bad intention towards the Muslims.

Hast thou not regarded those who were given a share of the Book purchasing error, and desiring that you should also err from the way? Allah knows well your enemies; Allah suffices as a protector, Allah suffices as a helper (Al-Nisa 44, 45).

For their arrogance, treason and disbelief Allah has cursed them and afflicted them with malignant fate. And he whom Allah has cursed shall find no one to afford him help.

Hast thou not regarded those who were given a share of the Book believing in demons and idols, and saying to the unbelievers, that they are better guided on the way than the believers?

Those are they whom Allah has cursed; he whom Allah has cursed, thou wilt not find for him any helper (Al-Nisa 51, 52).

Being in touch with idol worshippers and Christians, they also had started the dogma of Allah having a son. As Uzayr had rewritten the Torah, after it had been lost for centuries, the Jews revered him very much and started to claim that Uzayr was the son of Allah.

The Koran says:

And the Jews said, “Uzair is the son of Allah”. And the Christians say, “The Messiah is the son of Allah”. Such are the unfounded things they utter with their mouths, following in the footsteps of the unbelievers before them. Allah strikes them dead! How they are perverted –

They have taken the Messiah, son of Mary, and their Rabbis and their priests as lords other than Allah, but they were commanded to worship only One Allah, there is no Allah but He, Glory be to Him, He is above and free from all that they associate with Him-

They desire to extinguish Allah’s Light with (the Koran) their mouths, but Allah ordains that His Light will be perfected, even though the unbelievers may detest it (At-Tawba 30-32).

The Jews in the days of Muhammad often attempted to assassinate him, discredit him, curse him, and defame him, all the while Prophet Muhammad showed them love and mercy.

Muhammad arrived in Medina in 622. Muhammad had been invited there to arbitrate a bloody civil war between the two tribes al-Khazraj and the Aws in which the Jewish clans, being their clients, were embroiled.

Muhammad succeeded in making Madina’s pagan, Muslim and Jewish clans sign a pact to protect each other from any invasion coming from Quraish. The Jewish clans were uneasy with the threatened demise of the old alliances. At least three times in five years, Jewish leaders, uncomfortable with the changing political situation in Madina, went against Muhammad, hoping to restore the tense, sometimes bloody-but predictable-balance of power among the tribes.

Individuals from among these clans plotted to take his life at least twice, and once they came within a bite of poisoning him. Two of the tribes–the Banu Nadir and the Banu Qaynuqa–were eventually exiled for falling short on their agreed upon commitments and for the consequent danger they posed to the nascent Muslim community.

During this period, the Meccans were actively trying to dislodge Muhammad militarily, twice marching large armies to Madina. Muhammad was nearly killed in the first engagement, on the plains of Uhud just outside of Medina. In their second and final military push against Madina, now known as the Battle of the Trench, the Meccans recruited allies from northwestern Arabia to join the fight, including the assistance of the two exiled Jewish tribes. In addition, they sent envoys to the largest Jewish tribe still in Medina, the Banu Qurayza, hoping to win their support. The Banu Qurayza’s crucial location on the south side of Medina would allow the Meccans to attack Muhammad from two sides.

The Banu Qurayza were hesitant to join the Meccan alliance, but when a substantial Meccan army arrived, they agreed, thus breaching their covenant with Muhammad.

As the Meccans put Madina under siege, the Banu Qurayza nervously awaited further developments. Learning of their intention to defect and realizing the grave danger this posed, Muhammad initiated diplomatic efforts to keep the Banu Qurayza on his side. Little progress was made. In the third week of the siege, the Banu Qurayza signaled their readiness to act against Muhammad, although they demanded that the Meccans provide them with hostages first, to ensure that they wouldn’t be abandoned to face Muhammad alone. Yet that is exactly what happened. The Meccans, nearing exhaustion themselves, refused to give the Banu Qurayza any hostages. Not long after, cold, heavy rains set in, and the Meccans gave up the fight and marched home, to the horror and dismay of the Banu Qurayza.

The Muslims now commenced a 25-day siege against the Banu Qurazya’s fortress. Finally, both sides agreed to arbitration. A former ally of the Banu Qurayza, an Arab chief named Sa’d ibn Muadh, now a Muslim, was chosen as judge. Sa’d, one of the few casualties of battle, would soon die of his wounds. If the earlier tribal relations had been in force, he would have certainly spared the Banu Qurayza. His fellow chiefs urged him to pardon these former allies, but he refused. In his view, the Banu Qurayza had attacked the new social order and failed to honor their agreement to protect the town. He ruled that all the men should be killed. Muhammad accepted his judgment, and the next day, according to Muslim sources, 700 men of the Banu Qurayza were executed. Although Sa’d judged according to his own views, his ruling coincides with Deuteronomy 20:12-14.

Because Daniel Pipes is hired to implement the Zionist Israeli agenda “expulsion of all the Palestinians from Palestine”, I find it relevant here to mention briefly how the Jews in Israel treat the Palestinians.

As Bill Kaufman put it: “It’s all part of Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine, where kids throwing stones at tanks are gunned down, schools are destroyed, clinics ransacked, homes plundered, tank shells lobbed into marketplaces and missiles hurled into crowds.

After being driven out of what’s now Israel in 1948, the Palestinians are now enduring a second, more gradual expulsion in the West Bank — ethnic cleansing slow enough as to escape undue world — read American public — attention.”

Despite the “road map” to peace, land continues to be confiscated to build Israeli settlements, which brings the occupation troops and roads for the exclusive use of settlers that dissects Palestinian land, making life barely livable.

Palestinians avoiding the numerous roadblocks on their own land to go about their daily lives invite a hail of bullets.

While settlers fill their swimming pools, Palestinians go begging for water; the army destroys wells.

Countless orchards nurtured over generations have been wiped out, marketplaces bulldozed, civilian infrastructure everywhere trashed, often for no apparent security reason.

“They just want the Palestinians to give up, leave their ancestral lands and go to Jordan,” says Algerian Sky McLaughlin, an educator in Ramallah.

Since the current intifada broke out three years ago, nearly 13,000 Palestinians have been rendered homeless by the IDF, which has made a weapon out of food and withholding other humanitarian aid — some of the many war crimes it commits (6).

Alon Liel wrote: “Right now, the Palestinian West Bank is being gobbled up by growing settlements, erasing the Green Line – the internationally recognized pre-1967 line, which is the only viable basis for peace. At the time of the signing of Oslo peace accord in 1993, we had around 250,000 Israeli settlers in the occupied territories. By 2000, when I was director-general of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the number stood at 390,000. Today it is over 550,000.Following Prime Minister Netanyahu’s rejection of US President Barack Obama’s plea to freeze settlement growth, we have seen a major acceleration in settlement construction. Only this month, Netanyahu announced plans to build another 851 settler homes, many of them deep inside Palestinian territory.”

Alon Liel further added: “It seems that we Israelis have come to the conclusion that we no longer need peace. Behind the separation wall and with the army’s might, we are more or less safe without peace. The economy is growing, and Tel Aviv is booming. The occupation is not a source of great moral discomfort to us. Except for the minority which does combat military service, the military oppression of Palestinians is out of sight and out of mind for the average Israeli. Many of us tend to believe that the conflict can be managed forever and Israel no longer has a Palestinian problem. However, this is pure self-deception. The continuing settlement expansion threatens to make a two-state solution to the conflict impossible. Israel is sliding into a situation where, short of apartheid or expulsion of the Palestinians, a one-state solution with equal rights for all could become the only possible way out of the conflict “(7).

Daniel Pipes may comment on my words saying that the Jews had kingdom in the ancient past, those of Prophets David and Solomon. Even these two noble Prophets the Jews slandered them in the Bible.

About Prophet David the Bible says:

Samuel 11: 1-27 :

And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. 2 And it came to pass in an evening tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. 3 And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Elian, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? 4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. 5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.

So David Notices his neighbor’s wife, he finds her attractive, so he had sex with her, and makes her pregnant!

What about David’s son Solomon, the Bible doesn’t spare him neither:

1Now(A) King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Ebonite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, 2 from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel,(B) “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. 3 He had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart. 4 For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and (C) his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, (D) as was the heart of David his father. 5 For Solomon went after(E) Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after(F) Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6 So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and did not wholly follow the LORD, as David his father had done. 7 Then Solomon built a high place for(G) Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for (H) Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem. 8 And so he did for all his foreign wives, who made offerings and sacrificed to their gods. (1 Kings 11:1-8)

So according to the Bible Solomon became a pagan, even setting up shrines for these pagan Gods! We could go on for ages about many other insulting things the Bible has to say concerning the prophets and this greatly offends Muslims because these are lies and insults against the prophets.

The only historical achievement of the Jews was under the rule of the Arabs in Spain.

The Muslim invasion of Al-Andalus freed the Jews from Visigothic oppression and in certain cases they collaborated in guarding castles and cities. Arab rule brought a time of flowering for Spanish Jewry. Andalusian culture and power was represented by the caliph Abd ar-Rahman III, who made Cordova the cultural capital of the West. It was a Golden Age for the Jews; they learned Arabic and built prosperous communities in Seville, Granada and Cordova, the capital. Under the Caliphate, the Jews were able to preserve their rites and traditions. Peaceful coexistence led to their economic and social flourishing. Bit by bit they began to acquire positions of importance in the Caliphate administration and also stood out as skilful craftsmen. They played a role in the caravans which moved across Al-Andalus‘ main routes and cities, with skins, cloth and jewellery as their main products. The Jewish community of Cordova enjoyed extraordinary growth under the protection of Abd ar-Rahman III, counting on royal support for their relations with the State.

The most important Jew of the time was Hasday ben Shiprut, the Caliph’s efficient personal physician and minister. It was he who received Juan of Gorze, envoy of the German emperor Otto I; who negotiated treaties with the ambassadors of Constantine VIII of Byzantium, and who cured Sancho I of Leon’s obesity, concluding treaties with the latter as well. He knew Latin and Arabic; with Hebrew now relegated mostly to cultural and liturgical functions, he translated the treatise “Medical Materials of Dioscorides”.

Daniel Pipes, these were your ancestors. These were the ones whom you received your DNA from! Now you know why you are treacherous, hypocrite and impudent. You have indeed crossed all bounds when you promoted the burning of the Koran and slandering the prophet.

Do you think you will be left to roam at will, spreading falsehood here and there about Islam without punishment? You will be returned to Allah to receive your accountability. Have you forgotten death? Almost every day we hear of the death of someone, yet most people ignore the fact that one day they will die too, they go on with their life as if nothing has happened feeling that their time has not yet come for them to die.

Allah says in the Quran:

Everyone shall taste death. And only on the day of resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the fire and admitted to paradise, this person is indeed successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (Al-Imran, 185).

In an authentic Hadith Prophet Muhammad said:

“Remember the destroyer of pleasures-death, for not a day passes upon the grave except it says ‘ I am the house of remoteness; I am the house of loneliness; I am the house of soil; I am the house of worms’ ” (Authentic-Thermithi).

No one knows when and where he will die or knows how.

Allah says in the Quran:

No soul knows what it shall earn tomorrow, an no soul knows in what land it shall die. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware (Lukman, 34).

Your words about burning the Koran recurrently and slandering the Prophet on daily basis show clearly that you carry no respect to Muslims and their religion. You have been so foolish as to take Allah as a rival? You may comment saying, “I don’t believe in your Lord or you Book, so anything you say based on these two is rejected.” But who wants you to believe in what we say? We are just trying to explain to you the terrible abode awaiting you. We don’t want you to be guided; we want to see you roasted in Hell for eternity. But before you reach this stage of eternal torment in Hell Fire, you must know that Allah will let you taste degradation in this present life, followed by a severe torture in the grave, and the chastisement of the world to come is even more degrading. Hell is your reward, and the reward of those who follow suit.

Allah says in the Koran:

 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).

We also read in the Koran:

 …so Allah let them taste degradation in this present life; and the chastisement of the world to come is assuredly greater, did they but know (Az-Zumar, 26).

You are but a miserable malevolent standing at his doorstep barking, while the caravan of Islam marches swiftly forward to gain more adherents. While protests against new mosques in New York, Tennessee and California made headlines, the overall number of mosques quietly rose from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010. In the United States nearly 80 percent of the more than 1,200 mosques have been built in the past 12 years.

You ignorant, haven’t you realized yet that the more Islam is attacked the more it prospers? Can’t you look around and see what is happening?
The fastest growing religion in America isn’t Christianity.  According to the latest U.S. Religion Census that was just released on May 1, 2012, the fastest growing religion in America is Islam.  The data for the census was compiled by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, and the results were released by the Association of Religion Data Archives.  From the year 2000 to the year 2010, the census found that the number of Muslims living inside the United States increased by about 1 million to 2.6 million – a stunning increase of 66.7 percent.  That is an astounding rate of growth.  Meanwhile, most Christian denominations had rates of growth that were far below the overall rate of population growth in the United States, and some Christian denominations actually lost members.  When Barack Obama once said that “we are no longer a Christian nation” he wasn’t too far off the mark.  Christianity is rapidly losing influence and other religions such as Islam are rapidly gaining members and building new places of worship.  As other major religions such as Islam continue to grow in the United States, it is inevitable that this will reshape America in many different ways in the years ahead.

You and the rest of the gang working against Islam are a real threat to the United States. You succeeded in transforming America into an evil land by sowing deception and dissension between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. As a result, Allah removed His blessings from a land belying His Message, slandering His prophet and oppressing innocent Muslims. Your cowardice is so humiliating when I see you hiding in a hostile land seeking protection from your supporters, and hypocrite applauders, while launching your insults against Muslims and Islam.

You will never be able to frustrate Allah on the earth and you will never be able to frustrate Him by flight. Allah has created you and He knows the promptings of your soul, and is closer to you than the vein of your neck. And in the Day of resurrection He will inform you of your doings. You want to know what the Day of Judgment is! It is the day when every soul will stand alone and Allah will reign supreme.

All men will be gathered together before Allah on the Day of Resurrection, everyone will be given the record of his deeds. When they see the list of their crimes and their sins, they will begin to deny them and they will refuse to confess. Then the angels will bear witness to those sins having occurred, but still the sinners will swear that they have done none of the deeds of which they are accused. This is referred to in the verse:

Upon the Day when Allah shall raise them up all together, and they will swear to Him, as they swear to you, and think they are on something. Surely they are the liars! (Al-Mujadilah, 18).

It is then that Allah will place a seal on their tongues and cause their bodies to begin speaking about what they have done.”

Today We set a seal on their mouths and their hands speak to Us, and their feet bear witness as to what they have been earning (Yasin, 65).

Now you know your abode, enemy of Allah.

You and the other groups tarnishing Islam are the party of Satan. Your despicable work against Islam has brought the wrath of Allah upon America, the country which generously hosted you. But the party of Satan doesn’t give a dam if America flourishes or declines. The important thing is to gain unlawful money by attacking the Lord of creation and His last Message to the world. You and the Islamophobic hate mongers are parasites benefiting from the grace, kindness and freedom America has afforded you. You are misusing such beautiful privileges to misguide innocent Americans. You are pushing them to discord and hatred in order to split the society apart. But your evildoing will bring Allah’s wrath upon your heads. However, hen Allah’s wrath comes, it doesn’t only touches the evildoers, but it also hits the good doers because they didn’t bother to alleviate oppression or fight corruption.

The Koran says:

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).

Your ugly and irresponsible arrogant words about the burning of the Koran and slandering the Prophet show clearly that you are not afraid of the reaction you might get in return from the offended Muslims. Maybe you think that the country you are parasitically benefiting from is a super power and can protect you against the response of angry Muslims. But try to understand that you cannot prevent illness from invading your body. You cannot protect your money from vanishing in the air. You cannot escape from worldly calamities if Allah wants to afflict you with. You cannot escape from the curse of the oppressed for there is no barrier between his invocation and Allah. You cannot prevent death from overtaking you. There is no place of refuge for you. You cannot escape in the earth and you do not have besides Allah any protector or helper.

Try also to understand that whatever calamity befalls you it is because of what your hands have earned.

Get your head out of the sand and look around to see the worse condition the land that has once been pure and fertile has come to. Look around and watch the decline of the American empire!

In addition to the fact that all the sins Allah has forbidden have been committed in your land and became the norm of modern living, you and the party of Satan are insulting Allah, defiling and rejecting His Message and slandering His Messenger. This ugly process is going on and on in America since the early 1970s. What do you expect then but the wrath of Allah falls on your land!

Has everyone in America become blind to morals, honesty, values and truth? Has anyone in America become blind to the financial crisis America is now facing?

Let’s begin with the financial crisis now mercilessly hitting America.

The sad fact of the matter is that Americans have been living in the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world over the last 40 years.  All of this debt has purchased a wonderful standard of living for the vast majority of the Americans, but all of this debt has also destroyed the economic future of their children and their grandchildren.

A close look at the economy reveals that  federal spending is almost 18 times higher than it was back in 1970. U.S. government debt is absolutely exploding.  The U.S. national debt is currently $14,081,561,324,681.83.  It is more than 14 times larger than it was back in 1980.  Unfortunately, the national debt continues to grow at breathtaking speed. Unless something changes right now, the outlook for U.S. government finances in future years is downright apocalyptic. It is projected that interest on the exploding national debt is absolutely going to spiral out of control if the government continues on the path that it is currently on. Household debt has soared to almost unbelievable levels over the last 30 years.  The sad truth is that it is not just the U.S. government that has a massive debt problem.  U.S. households have also been accumulating debt at a staggering rate.  Total U.S. household debt did not pass the 2 trillion dollar mark until the mid-1980s, but now total U.S. household debt is well over 13 trillion dollars. The total of all debt (government, business and consumer) in the United States is now well over 50 trillion dollars.  For the past couple of years this figure has been hovering around a level that is equivalent to approximately 360 percent of GDP.  This is a debt bubble that is absolutely unprecedented in U.S. history. As tens of thousands of U.S. factories get shut down and as millions of the jobs get shipped overseas, the number of unemployed Americans continues to go up and up and up.   There has been a long-term trend of increasing unemployment in the United States.  In fact, there are about 3 and a half times as many unemployed workers in the United States today as there was when 1970 began.  These jobs losses are going to continue as long as the Americans allow the corporations to pay slave labor wages to workers on the other side of the globe.  All of the major trends in global trade are very bad for the U.S. middle class.  For example, the U.S. trade deficit with China for 2010 was 27 times larger than it was back in 1990.  How long the government will stand by as the nation bleeds jobs? The median duration of unemployment in the United States is in unprecedented territory.  For most of the post-World War 2 era, when the median duration of unemployment in America reached 10 weeks that was considered a national crisis.  Well, today competition for jobs is so intense that the median duration of unemployment is now well over 20 weeks. Since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, the value of the U.S. dollar has declined by over 95 percent.  One of the reasons given for the existence of the Federal Reserve is that the Fed helps control inflation.  But that is a huge lie.  The truth is that the United States never had consistently rampant inflation until the Federal Reserve took control.  In particular, once the U.S. totally went off the gold standard in the 1970s inflation really started escalating out of control. Now the Federal Reserve says that the solution to the current economic problems is to print even more money out of thin air.  The games that the Federal Reserve is playing with the money supply are simply inexcusable.  All of this new money is creating tremendous inflation.  In particular, the price of oil is now ridiculously high.  A high price for oil is very bad for the U.S. economy.  Our entire economic system is based on being able to use massive quantities of very cheap oil.  Unfortunately, that paradigm is starting to break down and the consequences will be very bitter.  Back in mid-2008, the price of oil hit an all-time record of $147 a barrel and subsequently the world financial system imploded a few months later.  Well, the price of oil is on the march again and that is very bad for the U.S. economy.

Needless to say, if the current economic trends continue the U.S. economy will be totally wiped out.  The U.S. economy as it currently exists is unsustainable by definition.  It is only a matter of time before the nation slam into an economic brick wall.

America has developed an economy that cannot function without debt, and at this point it seems like almost everyone is drowning in red ink.  The federal government is massively overextended, most of the state and local governments are massively overextended, most of the major corporations are massively overextended and the majority of U.S. consumers are massively overextended.

The only way that the game can continue is for the Federal Reserve to print increasingly larger amounts of paper money out of thin air and for everyone in the economic food chain to go into increasingly larger amounts of debt.

But no debt spiral can go on forever.  At some point this entire house of cards is going to collapse.

When that happens, there is going to be economic pain that is greater than anything that America has ever seen before.

It is not guaranteed that the United States will always be the greatest economy in the world or that the Americans will even continue to be prosperous.

For many Americans, it will be incredibly difficult to admit that the nation has become a debt addict and an economic punching bag for the rest of the world.

As it seems, America is in decline and the situation is getting worse by the day.

Reference:  Reasons America will Collapse very soon « New World Order War

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When we talk about social ills, we can be certain that America is sliding slowly into a cultural abyss. It seems one can hardly watch the television without being bombarded by profanity, sexually explicit content, or barely clothed women prancing around!

Elementary school children are forced to watch plays that portray homosexuality as a perfectly normal and acceptable lifestyle choice.  Children are taught that parents who object to homosexuality or its indoctrination in the American schools are divisive, intolerant, narrow-minded, and bigoted. The result is: Children are spoiled and overindulged. They lack basic respect for parental authority.

Abortion has slaughtered nearly 50 million unborn babies. Millions have died from AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Out-of-wedlock teenage births have skyrocketed. Divorce has soared. The family has broken down. Drugs, pornography and permissiveness are rampant. Homosexuality and sodomy have been elevated to the sacred status of marriage. In some school districts, such as in New York City, 10- and 11-year-old students are being taught all manner of sexual practices. In short, America has created a culture of death.

Americans live in a society in which one out of every three children are born out of wedlock, one out of every two marriages, ends in divorce, one out of every three pregnancies end in abortion, and one out of every four high school student drops out of school without graduating. There are 90 million functional illiterates in the society. Murder is the leading cause of death for African American males aged 18 to 34.

Moving to natural disasters affecting America each year, we can see that tornadoes are most common in the Midwest, while hurricanes plague Florida and forest fires are most frequent in the West.

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Therefore, most homeowner insurance does not cover floods; the government offers an insurance plan, though, called the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

According to the University of Nebraska — Lincoln website, almost 50,000 tornadoes occurred from 1950 through 2005.

In the western U.S., an average of 50 wildfires of over 400 hectares occur per year, depending on the climate.

Defining blizzard by wind velocity and visibility, Dr. Robert Schwartz of Ball State University determined the U.S. averages about 11 blizzards per year.

Quite recently, the United States Department of Agriculture declared natural disasters for 26 states and more than 1,000 counties because of the extreme drought that has destroyed crops in farms throughout the nation.

Total weather losses top $35 billion, and that’s not counting Hurricane Irene, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. There have been more than 700 U.S. disaster and weather deaths, most from the tornado outbreaks this spring.

The U.S. has had a record 10 weather catastrophes costing more than a billion dollars: five separate tornado outbreaks, two different major river floods in the Upper Midwest and the Mississippi River, drought in the Southwest and a blizzard that crippled the Midwest and Northeast, and Irene.

The East Coast got a double-whammy in one week with a magnitude 5.8 earthquake followed by a drenching from Irene.

In the last century, more than 170 hurricanes have hit the United States. Each year in the Atlantic, approximately six hurricanes form, with one or two making landfall on the United States. Hurricane frequency, strength and location are affected by wind shear and sea-surface temperatures, both of which are part of the greater El Niño-Southern Oscillation and multi-decadal cycles and patterns.

Between 1989 and 2004, 155 disaster declarations have included the word “tornado” in their description. The size of tornadoes is described by the Fujita scale F0 to F5 (similar to the magnitude of an earthquake or the category of a hurricane). A dramatic increase in reported F0 events occurred in the late 1980s, due to the introduction of Doppler 88-D surveillance radar; more events were detected and therefore more reported.

More than 85 percent of U.S. counties have been declared federal disaster areas due to floods in the past 50 years. With increasing development in floodplains, less soil is available to soak up water, and flooding occurs more easily than ever. Floods are such high-frequency, ubiquitous events that much has already been done to ameliorate effects of common flooding disasters. On a local scale, the cost-effectiveness of further flood control measures is questionable, especially in areas not normally prone to flooding. On a national scale, however, floods constitute a high portion of FEMA’s disaster obligations (8).

Daniel Pipes, your parents came to America as immigrant Jews and so Muslims came as immigrants too. Under the American flag people from all races are supposed to be equal. Equality is the core of the Islamic belief.
Allah has created mankind from the union of a twain, male and female, and he divided mankind into nations and communities and dispersed them over the earth to get to know each other and not to quarrel with each other or boast their descent or rank. The most honorable of them in the sight of Allah is the most god-fearing.

The Koran says:

O men! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, Allah is All-knowing, All-aware (Al-Hujurat, 13).

So, all people before Allah are equal, and the most honorable of them in His sight are the most pious. This is the measure upon which Allah will judge the deeds of His servants on the Day of Judgment. Wealth and riches are not considered as parameters for success on the Day of Judgment, but only piety and good deeds.

Solidarity in a society results in tranquility in all its activities, while dissension causes all its activities to come to a standstill.

Daniel Pipes is undermining the strength of the American society by spreading dissension between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. In the end the society will be split into two rival sects warring with one another and plunging the society into turmoil. The discord Daniel Pipes is spreading in the society will lead in the end to persecution in the land and great corruption.

The United States, the country which hosted Daniel Pipes and provided him with all that he needed, should have received from him constructive ideas and plans that can alleviate the difficult problems the wounded nation is facing in social and economic domains. America now is badly in need of human solidarity for the realization of the mutual respect of each other’s uniqueness and a deep sense of appreciation of people common humanity – that we are individuals with intrinsic self-worth and that we are sisters and brothers within one big American family.

Due to the hatred and falsehood Daniel Pipes and the rest of the gang are promoting, being Muslim in America became intolerable. Due to the lies Daniel Pipes and the other Islamophobic gangs are promulgating against Islam Muslims actually live in fear. They are categorized as a foreign people. This makes it difficult for them to assimilate into the society the way that many Americans say that they should. Many Americans have been fed the lies that if Muslims are allowed to assimilate into the American society they will commit a hostile takeover and immediately establish Islamic-Law.

Although America is a secular society, Muslims do in fact wish to be defined by their Islam, as being Muslims, and not just by their citizenship status, as being Americans. They are not just Americans, they are Muslims first.

Muslims are keen to assimilate in the society, but if they are being painted by Daniel Pipes and the other Zionist Islamophobic hate mongers as a people who want to conquer, and Islamize the west, etc, assimilation will be difficult.

Money-controlled media wants the American people to hate Islam and Muslims in fear of the fact that once more Americans start to embrace Islam, they’ll begin to see the true beauty of Islam, rather than the negative portrayals given to the American people by the biased media.

In spite of the huge negative portrayal of Muslims in the United States, Muslims are now a considerable power that must not be neglected. Muslims began to assimilate beautifully in the American society. At the time of George bush the son, they became active in political rallies and fund-raising.

There is a growing realization amongst Muslims that they cannot live in isolation, and they must participate in all the local civic activities, and local charitable activities — as Muslims. Furthermore, Muslim Americans are working with other minorities, including African-Americans, Latinos, and other Asian communities.

A good example of the nice assimilation of Muslims in the American society is the fact that there are two Muslims in Congress. Congressman Keith Ellison, Democrat, of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, which covers the Minneapolis area, is a Muslim first elected in 2006. Congressman Andre Carson, Democrat, of Indiana’s 7th District, which covers portions of Indianapolis, is a Muslim first elected in 2008.

Daniel Pipes and the other hate groups tarnishing Islam are a disgrace and a threat to the American peace. Their stupidity made them launch war against Allah their Creator. They will not harm Allah or Muslims in any way, it’s only themselves they deceive but they are not aware. They yearn to make Muslims go astray; yet none they make to stray, except themselves. Allah is not heedless of the things they do.

They desire to extinguish with their mouths Allah’s light, but Allah refuses but to perfect His light though they be averse. Allah will cause the truth to triumph and bring their falsehood to nothing.

These haters of Islam wish that we would be fallen with a misfortune. Theirs shall be the evil turn and may Allah wed them to a calamity.

Daniel Pipes fear a day wherein you shall be returned to Allah and you will be paid in full what you have earned.

Daniel Pipes is the eagerest of men for life. He has purchased the present life at the price of the world to come. Evil is the thing he had sold himself for. The money he owned is unlawful because he earned it by insulting his Creator, humiliating His Book and slandering His Prophet. This money will severely hurt him in the present life, and for him the chastisement in the Hereafter shall not be lightened.

The Prophet of Islam said:

A time will come upon the people when one will not care how one gains one’s money, legally or illegally. (Bukhari).

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).

Daniel Pipes supporters and hypocrite applauders will be of no avail to him, however numerous they are. They will expend their wealth to fight Islam till it is anguish for them, and then be overthrown.

Daniel Pipes Allah has set a seal on your heart and on your hearing and on your eyes is a covering. In your heart is sickness and Allah has increased your sickness. You were laden with anger upon anger and Allah has prepared for you a terrible chastisement for that you have cried lies.

What shall be your recompense but degradation in the present life and on the Day of Resurrection to be returned unto the most terrible of chastisement?

The Koran says:

And those who strive against Our signs to void them – theirs shall be a chastisement of painful wrath (Saba’, 5).

For you the chastisement will not be lightened, and never shall you issue from the Fire.

Daniel Pipes you said the word of disbelief when you called for the desecration of the Koran. You are an abomination and your refuge is the Fire – a recompense for what you have been earning.

The Koran says:

Do they not know that whosoever opposes Allah and His Messenger – for him awaits the Fire of Gehenna, therein to dwell forever? That is the mighty degradation (Al-Tawbah, 63).

On the Day of Resurrection Allah shall muster His enemies upon their faces, blind, dumb, deaf; their refuge shall be Hell, and whensoever it abates He shall increase for them the Blaze.

As for the present life your ruin shall come without warning, and without relief.

Then watch and wait; I shall be with you watching and waiting.

References

(1) United States’ New Anti-Islam Move: Dimensions and Consequences Mohsen Souresrafil. http://www.iranreview.org/…/United-States-New-Anti-Islam-Move-Dimensi…

(2) It’s time for Islamophobic evangelicals to choose
http://www.defendingthetruth.comCultural IssuesReligionChristianity.

(3) The Islamophobia Industry Feeds Off of the Christian-Right. Submitted by Shawn Russell on Sun, 09/16/2012 – 01:25 www.voicesonthesquare.com/…/islamophobia-industry-feeds-christia

(4) Spanish Tale. By: Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy. Rockhouse Press, New York.

(5) Spread of Islam under the Rightly Guided Caliphs. truthinlovetomuslims.com/node/80Cached.

(6) Realities Of Israeli Oppression Rarely Aired In US. They deserve better. By: Bill Kaufmann – Calgary Sun rense.com/general41/realitiesofisraeli.htm.

(7) For Israelis, Palestinian oppression is out of sight and out of mind …

http://www.guardian.co.uk/…/2012/jun/…/made-in-israel-erasing-green-lin…

(8) The Increasing Costs of US Natural Disasters – Geotimes

http://www.geotimes.org/nov05/feature_disastercosts.html

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