Palestinians in East Jerusalem live their daily lives under the brutality of Israeli occupation. However, their suffering is ignored by most of the western media. Palestinians in East Jerusalem face expulsion from the city, home demolitions, freedom of movement restrictions, surveillance, and violence from settlers and soldiers. This is in addition to illegal settlement building on their land.
It is through measures such as these – all violations of international law – that Israel is attempting to ethnically cleanse East Jerusalem of its Palestinian population. Israel’s stated goal is to establish and maintain the whole of Jerusalem as its capital.
By: James Powell
These days it’s hard to get away from hearing about Islamic terrorists being over here in the west, with their evil agenda of killing or converting everyone to Islam. We always hear how 90% of terrorists are Muslim. Thinking back to my younger days, the picture was totally different. In the 1970’s and 1980’s there was plenty of terrorism to go around. There were “red army” groups all across Europe, left wing groups in the USA, and the FLQ here in Canada.
Islamic terrorism in the west was totally unheard of, except in Hollywood, where the terrorists were usually inept, and would get their butts kicked by Chuck Norris or someone like him. What changed? Thinking about that question led me to looking into international police reports from two agencies that have kept good records on terrorism in both Europe and the U.S. and the hard facts are very surprising indeed.
The world, it appears, has completely lost its mind. It seems that our tiny planet is staged for a complete disaster with the West and Muslim world as the co-stars. What’s sad is that all of these problems are based on misunderstandings and lies spread by hate mongers with one interest: growing their bank accounts. To add insult to injury, citizens from the West and the Muslim world are starting to detest each because they feel the other side is this Great Evil trying to enslave them. Then there are those caught in the middle: the American Muslims, aka, you and I. We’re blessed with the conundrum of being, both, Muslims and Americans. We know that Islam is not about killing the innocent, but, also know that reality tv is not the reality of Western culture. So what’s a brother/sister to do?
Khalid Yasin gives some advice to new Muslims about visiting un-Islamic events. Video taken from the lecture, ‘Dawah in the West’.
Syrian refugees flee violence and bloodshed. “So called “Jihad” is far more than a threat to the lives of unsuspecting innocent people, both here in the West and in Muslim countries. It is a threat to our religion”
By: Imam Zaid Shakir
Those of us who have been speaking out against the menace of so-called “Jihad” must redouble our efforts. “Jihad” is far more than a threat to the lives of unsuspecting innocent people, both here in the West and in Muslim countries. It is a threat to our religion, in terms of how Islam is being represented by the advocates of “Jihad” and how it is being perceived by others. Muslim scholars cannot remain silent and allow this misrepresentation to go unaddressed.
This video serves to showcase the truth about Islam, by clearing many of its misconceptions. It also brings the dialogue back to the basics of what Islam is really all about.
By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
Native American and Canadian people are interested in Islam.” Leave the concrete cities, Oh Muslims, and do Dawah (outreach) in the Teepees (Aboriginal tents) and the Igloos and houses of the North!”
“Here is a shot taken today from Ojibwe country, Curve Lake Ontario. May Almighty Allah enable the Aboriginal people of the Americas, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific region, South East Asia, and the Arctic region to come into Islam in crowds. Surely Allah has power over all things!!!”
By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
“Why has the world taken so long to react to the Ebola plague that is spreading in West Africa? And Muslms don’t you realize that there are millions of Muslims in this region in desperate need of our assistance? Try to do something even make a sincere dua (prayer) that Almighty Allah will lift this evil from these lands and bring security, peace and rain!!!”
“Here are some of the beautiful Muslim children that I interacted with in Freetown, Sierra Leone just a few years ago. ” Oh Allah please hear our Dua.”
We should look to revolutionary France if we want to understand the source of Islamic State’s ideology and violence
By: Kevin McDonald
Over recent weeks there has been a constant background noise suggesting that Islamic State (Isis) and its ideology are some sort of throwback to a distant past. It is often framed in language such as that used last week by the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, who said Isis was “medieval”. In fact, the terrorist group’s thinking is very much in a more modern, western tradition.