Friday, July 29, 2005

WA Muslim Website links to "Jihad Unspun" hate propaganda

Curious, I had a look at the WA Muslim News Website at Prominently, right below the "subscribe" box, is a link to "Jihad Unspun".

On following the link, I found the article exerpted below (my own emphasis added)...

US occupation forces and their Iraqi stooges tightened their security noose on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul...

...The Americans and the Iraqi puppet forces backed up by US military vehicles set up numerous checkpoints at the ends of bridges and major roads in the city, essentially making it impossible for people on one side of the city to get to the other side.

The situation forced Iraqi puppet police to transport women in their police cars from one side of the city to the other just to enable them to get home.

... the intense security followed a visit by the puppet so-called “Iraqi interior minister” Bayan Jabr to the city several days ago....Jabr held meetings with local puppet security officials in the city and ordered them to impose a new security plan aimed at ridding Mosul of Resistance fighters. Jabr reportedly ordered additional puppet forces.... to take part in the new crackdown.

....Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet check point on the road to Saddam International Airport .....Resistance fighters armed with light and medium weapons....attacked the checkpoint,....Two US troops were reportedly killed and three more American soldiers wounded. Five Iraqi puppet troops were also reported killed and three more of them wounded.

...many of the Iraqi puppet forces fled to the safety of houses in the neighborhood as soon as the Resistance fighters attacked the checkpoint.

Wow!! This is trumpeted on the home page as "uncensored news"!! ...and promoted here in WA. What is this site? Honest Reporting in an article posted January 2004 describes it as having a "record of blatantly distorting established facts, glorifying terror, and publishing highly defamatory anti-Semitic material...." It was started by "...Khadija Abdul Qahaar (a.k.a. Bev Kennedy), who converted to Islam after 9/11...(and)...became an advocate for its most radical fringe..."

Here is her story, in her own words extracted from the Website at Jihad Unspun - Ashes to Light:

My name is Khadija Abdul Qahaar and I am the owner and publisher of Jihad Unspun. I am Muslim, who like many others, embraced Islam as the result of 911. Many of our viewers will know me as Bev Kennedy and Paul Morris-Read, the pen names I have used on this portal.... it is my hope that this will inspire others to Islam and to take a stand against this shameful war on "terrorism".

....For the record I have never been a fan of the Bush’s....I told friends and colleagues on the night Bush was sworn into office “this man is dangerous” and unfortunately since, I have been proven right many times over.

....Although I grieved for the precious lives that were lost on September the 11th, combined with the hundreds of thousands that died as the result of the brutalities carried out under the banner of American Foreign Policy, these were a mere drop in the bucket. ....this was a war against Muslims that did not begin on September 11th but rather in its current form, two decades earlier with seeds planted shortly after World War II. This war was provoked by the American government ...that served the interests of the Zionists and the privileged, with the media as the tool of choice to persuade the masses and cover over a multitude of ...crimes against humanity...

....when I read an English translation of the Qur’an. .....What first impressed me was the completeness of this religion.....I knew that God was Allah because of a host of proofs including the early translations of the Bible. I believed that Mohammed ...was indeed a messenger of God .....On April 12, 2002 ...I ...declared my submission to Allah, the one true God.....

....the so-called war on “terrorism” was a sham. This is not a war on “terrorism” - this is a war against Muslims and our resources. ...this war began two decades ago, with roots earlier than that and under the guise of a reckless American Foreign Policy. Now that the backlash has finally erupted, the result is being exploited to accomplish what the real goal has been all along.

... and that is the US goal of world hegemony, built around securing, by force, command over the oil supplies required to drive the whole sinister saga....there are attacks against our religion of Islam every day...the US and the UK are beginning to run out of secure hydrocarbon energy supplies .....

...It is clear the US authorities did nothing to pre-empt the events of 911....911 offered a means to put their sick plan into play....The war on “terrorism” has given free license to the US plan for world domination and its plunder of Muslim lands and oil....What has not resulted is justice for the families of the precious lives that were lost on 911 anymore than it has for the hundreds of thousands of precious lives that were cut short before them in Iraq, Palestine, Bosnia, Somalia, Chechnya and a host of other countries at the hands of a wicked American Foreign Policy.

We will never have peace until we fully understand the roots of this ongoing conflict and the real motives of America are out in the open and stopped.

....America has managed to affront even its strongest allies with its illegal invasion of Iraq and has shown the whole world what its true colors are.......American controlled Afghanistan pipeline project .....the plunder of Iraq’s oil fields....that have Iraqis now living ..... in much worse conditions than even under the tyrant Saddam....

Since 911, every act of American aggression has been justified as an action aimed at Al-Qaida. This is the Bush administration's sales pitch to raise the specter of terrorism and 9-11 ...

.....Make no mistake, Osama bin Laden has declared war on America and is waging a defensive war against America’s aggressive plunder of the lands of the Muslims and in defense of the atrocities perpetrated against Muslims along their vicious way. Legally, he can no(t) ... be held accountable for 911...

.....America has also managed to create the perception of Muslims as “terrorists” and Islam as a religion of violence ...there is not even an effort to cover over the hate that is deliberately being fueled against Muslims.

.... If the Muslim Ummah was upset after 911, rest assured we are even more upset now, with the wide spread and blatant attacks against our religion while America and its allies grab our resources with the endorsement of the world community at large. ... The criminal acts that have been perpetrated the name of American democracy ...that has long been bankrupt and has been replaced by a fascist regime. ....both political parties ...are nothing more than a mechanism for large corporations, Jewish lobbies and well funded special interest groups that buy candidates to meet their individual objectives.

.....Do not be deceived. The enemies of Islam are speaking very clearly.

...why is it that that so many Muslims, a people who have been entrusted with God’s final message to mankind and who are to assume a leadership role in the world, cower in the face of the enemy, even as Allah ...promises us victory? ...many Muslims are Muslim in name only and an astounding percentage do not know, let alone practice, their religion.

.....The Muslim Ummah is weak because we as Muslims are weak. In America and the West, the enemies of Islam have cleverly segmented country and religion. Muslims in the West are now faced with choosing one over the other. In this there is no decision. Some have opted to serve two masters; a choice that fails to serve either. The enemies of Islam are cunning indeed. They have further fragmented Muslims into categories, from moderates to extremists. There is no such thing in Islam. There is neither compulsion nor compromise in the requirements laid out for us in the Qur’an or the Sunnah.

The enemies of Islam have taken one of our most sacred of acts, namely Jihad and reduce its meaning to military aggression waged by radical Islamists which it is not. This has created more fear amongst Muslims and many of our brothers and sisters have distanced themselves from the actions of our Mujahideen as the result. Every Muslim is obligated to participate in the defense of the Muslim people wherever they are attacked.

....Muslims are now pitted against each other when it is abundantly clear in the Quran and the Sunnah that it is a duty for Muslims to support their fellow Muslims wherever they are in the world.

We will only be able to stop this aggression....if we rise to the status that Allah has called us to...putting into action the prescribed methods that have been laid down for us.

....While Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaida is an effective fighting force, the facts are that there are now multiple, diverse groups threatening US interests which highlights the extreme weaknesses found in this approach. ....There can never be peace as long America continues to perpetrate acts of aggression against Muslims, either directly in invading our lands or by facilitating puppet regimes or hiding behind the transparent veil of the United Nations, whether it be in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya or anywhere on the globe....

The article also includes the following quote from the koran:

"O you who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians as Auliya' (close friends, protectors, helpers, etc), they are but Auliya to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust)." Qur'an 5:51

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