Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a former White House official, said that the attack on the Paris offices of satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo was “an inside job designed to pull France firmly back under Washington’s thumb.”
In an article published on Thursday, Paul Roberts, who was assistant secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, said the terrorist attack was a false flag operation, adding that “it was designed to shore up France’s vassal status to Washington.”
“The suspects can be both guilty and patsies. Just remember all the terrorist plots created by the FBI that served to make the terrorism threat real to Americans,” he wrote.
Comparing Charlie Hebdo with the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Paul Roberts said that “once the authorities discover that the stupid Western peoples will believe any transparent lie, the authorities use the lie again and again.”
He stated that French President Francois Hollande this week said that the sanctions against Russia should end. “This is too much foreign policy independence on France’s part for Washington.”
He added that Washington has resurrected some of the tactics it used against Europeans during the post WW II ear.
“Has Washington resurrected “Operation Gladio,” which consisted of CIA bombing attacks against Europeans during the post-WW II era that Washington blamed on communists and used to destroy communist influence in European elections? He asked.
He noted that “the US Government tells Americans whatever story the government puts together and sits and laughs at the gullibility of the public.”
By: Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
We have been asked to address the topic of “Spirituality in Modern Civilization.” Such topics are typically chosen by professors who find such combinations of concepts catchy, flashy and even a little spicy. However, when I hear the term “modern civilization” bandied about, I often wonder what it really means. After all, did people in the past consider themselves backwards, out-of-date, ancient, or behind the times? Did they consider their time uncivilized, looking towards our era as one in which they would finally be “modern?” Was not the time of our Prophet (s) also a “modern” one for those who were blessed to live during it? I propose that “modernity” exists in every era, depending on the circumstances of the time, and thus can be applied equally to each of them as well.
By: Tom McKay
The news: Just as the number of fleeing refugees passed the 3 million mark on Friday, the United Nations has declared the war in Syria to be the “biggest humanitarian crisis of our era,” according to a statement by António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Source: VOA News
By: Lisa Schlein
GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency says more than three years of civil war in Syria has forced three million people to flee their homeland, and the fighting is only intensifying. UNHCR reports the flight from Syria has created the world’s largest population of refugees under that U.N. agency’s care.
By: Lilufa Uddin
Modesty is something many of us appreciate and aspire to, regardless of our religious and/or social backgrounds. It is often thought highly as a human attribute as well as activity. Those who show modesty are praised and looked up to. Unfortunately for some people, modesty is not inclusive in their vocabulary or lifestyle.
By: Omar Suleiman
The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) cared for the innocent men, women, and children that belonged to the “other side” even as he suffered from injustice himself and the loss of his family and closest companions. Despite losing Khadijah (ra), Hamza (ra), etc. he never became bitter or unethical. Protecting civilians from all sides is also part of Jihad. The oppression of Bashar and Al-Maliki doesn’t justify the taking of a single innocent life be it a Muslim, Christian, Yazidi, etc. So I openly condemn #ISIS and speak out against them for the havoc they are wreaking upon the people of Iraq and Syria.
I’ve read all the conspiracy theories about where they come from and it is definitely strange how they appeared out of nowhere and starting attacking other groups fighting the Assad regime and are suddenly the richest terrorist organization in the world. It’s also perplexing how the American government helped fund them in Syria but is now bombing them in Iraq. None of it makes much sense at all. But any sane Muslim with a basic understanding of Islam should be disgusted by the taking of innocent life by this group just as we are disgusted by Israel’s massacre of innocent Palestinians, America’s droning of innocent people around the world, etc. Be just even if it be against your families and against yourselves.
And to the #ISIS fanboys that keep tweeting curses, insults, and pictures of beheadings to me (whose names always seem to end with Al Amreeki for some reason), your rhetoric further reinforces to me and everyone else that this group is the manifestation of the khawarij in this era. May Allah guide all of you back to the Sunnah. Ameen