Sunday, December 31, 2006



H A P P Y - N E W - Y E A R

Happy New Year to my visitors - in many languages!

ALSO read the next article about "Kindler, Gentler Islam of Iran" under this one.

Afghani Saale Nao Mubbarak

----- Afrikaans Gelukkige nuwe jaar

----- Albanian

Bezuar Vitin e Ri

------ Armenian Snorhavor Nor Tari

------ Arabic Antum salimoun

------ Assyrian Sheta Brikhta

------ Azeri Yeni Iliniz Mubarek!

------ Bengali Shuvo Nabo Barsho

------- Bulgarian Chestita Nova Godina

------ Cambodian Soursdey Chhnam Tmei

------- Catalan FELIÇ ANY NOU


Chinese Xin Nian Kuai Le


Communist Support the ACLU!

----- Corsican Pace e Salute

------- Croatian Sretna Nova godina!

------- Cymraeg (Welsh) Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

-------- Czechoslovakia Scastny Novy Rok

------ Danish Godt Nytår

--------- Democrat America sucks, Bush lied, unjust war!

-------- Dhivehi Ufaaveri Aa Aharakah Edhen


Eskimo Kiortame pivdluaritlo

-------- Esperanto Felican Novan Jaron

-------- Estonian Head uut aastat!

------- Finnish Onnellista Uutta Vuotta

------- French Bonne Annee, We surrender!

------- Gaelic Bliadhna mhath ur


Galician Bo Nadal e Feliz Aninovo

------- German Prosit Neujahr

------- Greek Kenourios Chronos

-------- Gujarati Nutan Varshbhinandan


Hawaiian Hauoli Makahiki Hou

---------- Hebrew L'Shannah Tovah

------- Hindi Naye Varsha Ki Shubhkamanyen

------- Hong kong (Cantonese) Sun Leen Fai Lok

-------- Hungarian Boldog Ooy Ayvet

-------- Indonesian Selamat Tahun Baru

------- Iranian (Ex-pats) Saleh now mobarak

Iranian (Mullahs)

Death to America!


Iraqi Sanah Jadidah

------- Irish Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit

------- Islamic Death to you and you, allah fubar, die!

------- Italian Felice anno nuovo

------ Japan Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu

Kabyle Asegwas Amegaz

------- Kannada Hosa Varushadha Shubhashayagalu


------- Khmer Sua Sdei tfnam tmei

-------- Korea Saehae Bock Mani ba deu sei yo!

------- Kurdish NEWROZ PIROZBE

--------- Liberal America sucks, Bush lied, unjust war!

---------- Lithuanian Laimingu Naujuju Metu

------- Laotian Sabai dee pee mai

------- Macedonian Srekjna Nova Godina

------- Malay ...... Selamat Tahun Baru

------- Marathi Nveen Varshachy Shubhechcha

Malayalam Puthuvatsara Aashamsakal

------- Maltese Is-Sena t- Tajba

------- Moonbat America sucks, Bush lied, unjust war!

------ Nepal Nawa Barsha ko Shuvakamana

-------- Norwegian Godt Nyttår

--------- Papua New Guinea Nupela yia i go long yu

---------- Pampango Masaganang Bayung Banua

--------- Peacenik America sucks, Bush lied, unjust war!

-------- Persian (non-Mullah) Saleh now ra tabrik migouyam

------- Philippines Manigong Bagong Taon

------- Polish Szczesliwego Nowego Roku

------- Portuguese Feliz Ano Novo

-------- Punjabi Nave sal di mubarak

------- Romanian AN NOU FERICIT

------- Russian S Novim Godom

------- Samoa Manuia le Tausaga Fou

------- Serbo-Croatian Sretna nova godina

------ Sindhi Nayou Saal Mubbarak Hoje

--------- Singhalese Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa

------ siraiki Nawan Saal Shala Mubarak Theevay

-------- Slovak A stastlivy Novy Rok

------- slovenian sreèno novo leto

------- Somali Iyo Sanad Cusub Oo Fiican!

------- Spanish Feliz Ano ~Nuevo

------- Swahili Heri Za Mwaka Mpyaº

------- Swedish Gott nytt år!


Sudanese Warsa Enggal

-------- Tamil Eniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal

------ Telegu Noothana samvatsara shubhakankshalu

-------- Thai Sawadee Pee Mai

------ Turkish Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

------ Ukrainian Shchastlyvoho Novoho Roku

------- Urdu Naya Saal Mubbarak Ho

------- Uzbek Yangi Yil Bilan

------- Vietnamese Chuc Mung Tan Nien

------- Welsh Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!


Courtesy - always on the cutting edge.


Where is the happiness for the coming year for these desperate Iranians? Quite apart from the millions and millions who suffer under the yoke of the Mullahs.

Fars News reported that the Islamic Republic declared that it would grant a one-billion-dollar loan to Iraq. NOTE: hundreds of thousands of Iranian factory workers (regime owned) have not been paid their wages, often for almost a year. Many scavenge in garbage bins or dumps to find food for themselves and their families. Nearly HALF A MILLION children wander the streets of the capital city of Tehran without food or shelter. Abandoned women in their tens of thousands are also homeless on the streets. Yet the Islamic Regime provides gifts to Hezbollah of well over $100 million. Same amount to Hamas. One BiLLION to Iraq and $500 MiIlion to Syria to purchase Russian weapons. Does Ahmadi-Nejad care? No. While he gives away Billions in Persian treasure, taking food and subsistance out of the people's mouths, he suggests the populace should have more children! (Which he will need as cannon fodder in case of war!)

The Kinder, Gentler Islam of Iran

While I am one of the first to say that the MEK (Mojaheddin-e Khalgh) has turned into a cult to worship Mariam Rajavi and husband Massoud Rajavi, as "supreme beings", their information sources are usually pretty accurate. Why? Because they ARE the populace or a common part of it! And have shoes and boots on the ground inside Iran. They ARE the common man in the street inside Iran - except that they have Marxist philosophies and want to rule - potentially almost as ruthlessly as the Mullahs - if how they handle their own members is any indication. One major difference, since they have their "queen Mariam" may be that women's rights could flourish and the Islamic aspects put in place by the Mullahs be greatly reduced to allowing music and Western films etc. and perhaps relaxing or making the Islamic dress code more voluntary. The Mullahs hate and fear them. As do all suporters of the Mullahs or Iranians who went through the Iran-Iraq war for 8-years inside Iran and were constantly told by the Mullahs, to deflect blame from themselves, that the MEK was the cause of all the deaths and thus the "bad guys". The populace - as spoken for by the Mullahs - is deemed to hate them for helping Iraq attack Iran in the 8-year war. In fact, the populace and the MEK are virtually indistinguishable - except by the MEK's ardent desire to kill Mullahs. Mostly to avenge the 30,000 to 40,000 Mojaheddin the Mullas admit to executing while holding them in prison. The real number is probably higher. Another reason the Mullahs fear the MEK is that they are the only opposition "group" with a potential sting of armed and trained fighters who HATE the clerics. And reportedly some 100,000 members inside Iran. After being classified as a "terrorist group" by the Clinton administration to try to mollify the ruling clerics in Iran, followed in kind by Europe, France, which has some 30,000 of the MEK cult members on their soil , has now withdrawn the terrorist label AND has returned to them all the money confiscated from them by the French government. Do the French know something we don't? Or are they playing their usual game of being friends with everyone - "just in case". Regardless of the above, here is some statistical information OFFICIALLy announced by the Islamic Regime of Iran and relayed by the website link shown below, quoting MEK political operations. Islamic republic sentences 'at least 2,600 people every DAY, = 1 million a year in Iran: 600,000 jailed since start of this year. (Unclear whether this means the year 2006 or the Iranian calendar year ending March 20th, 2007),7340,L-3343931,00.html Yaakov Lappin - 12.24.06 Well over half a million Iranians have been imprisoned by their regime since the start of the year, Director-General of the Cultural and Disciplinary Committee of the Iranian Prisons Organization Mansour Moqareh-Abed told Iranian newspaper Jomhouri Islami. The interview was cited by the website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an umbrella organization for Iranian opposition groups in exile. According to the NCRI, Moraqeh-Abed added in the interview that "it is not possible to accommodate 'the cultural and disciplinary' needs of this many prisoners." The NCRI noted that "every day 2,600 people are sent to prison; thus, in a year the figure grows to 1 million," a figure described as an "unprecedented world record." The NCRI added in its statement: "Obviously, the actual number of detainees in Iran is much higher than the official figure since it does not take into account various unofficial penitentiaries and prisons. Alan note: The same Islamic Regime official for prisons, recently indicated that there were well over 100 "unofficial" prisons operated by the various "special security" forces such as anti-demonstration Bassiji (for example) or special intelligence organizations. Thus indicating the statistics were much higher than he could quote. "In particular, the regime has stepped up suppression to an unprecedented level and street arrests have increased in order to combat the rising number of popular demonstrations and uprisings." Calling for human rights organizations to take up the plight of Iranian prisoners, the NCRI drew special attention to political prisoners jailed for their opposition to the Iranian regime. In 2002, the offices of the NCRI were shut down in Washington DC, after the State Department said the organization was a front for the People's Mujahedin of Iran, a militant Iranian opposition group dedicated to toppling the Iranian government. Since then, a number of politicians and analysts in the West have said that the NCRI should be made legal again, as it was a crucial representative of Iranian groups working to overthrow the government of Ayatollah Khamenei and President Ahmadi-Nejad. On Saturday, a British member of the House of Lords, Lord Fraser, called on the British government to take the NCRI off the list of banned groups. Fraser was reported by the NCRI as saying that he had been threatened by what appeared to be Iranian government agents, due to his support for the NCRI. NCRI President-Elect ("queen") Maryam Rajavi said Saturday that she "welcomed the adoption of a resolution by the UN Security Council against the mullahs' regime," saying it was "the first necessary step towards preventing the ruling religious fascism in Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb." Alan Note: In my view, the only reason to entertain the notion of providing any kind of support to the MEK is to use them to excise the Mullahs from Iran - and then remove the MEK in one way or another. Broad notions more easily said than done but not without merit for consideration.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A GOOD Moslem's Creed

Fighting per the Religion of Peace (or is it body pieces?) Qur’an:9:88 “The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives in Allah’s Cause.” Qur’an:9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.” Qur’an:9:112 “The Believers fight in Allah’s Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.” Qur’an:9:29 “Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.” Ishaq:325 “Muslims, fight in Allah’s Cause. Stand firm and you will prosper. Help the Prophet, obey him, give him your allegiance, and your religion will be victorious.” Qur’an:8:39 “Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah.” Qur’an:8:39 “So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world).” Ishaq:324 “He said, ‘Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.” Qur’an:9:14 “Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, lay them low, and cover them with shame. He will help you over them.” Ishaq:300 “I am fighting in Allah’s service. This is piety and a good deed. In Allah’s war I do not fear as others should. For this fighting is righteous, true, and good.” Ishaq:587 “Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall fight as long as we live. We will fight until you turn to Islam, humbly seeking refuge. We will fight not caring whom we meet. We will fight whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains. (Until) We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will fight until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace.” Qur’an:8:65 “O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding.” Ishaq:326 “Prophet exhort the believers to fight. If there are twenty good fighters they will defeat two hundred for they are a senseless people. They do not fight with good intentions nor for truth.” Bukhari:V4B52N63 “A man whose face was covered with an iron mask came to the Prophet and said, ‘Allah’s Apostle! Shall I fight or embrace Islam first?’ The Prophet said, ‘Embrace Islam first and then fight.’ So he embraced Islam, and was martyred. Allah’s Apostle said, ‘A Little work, but a great reward.’” Bukhari: V4B53N386 “Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah alone or pay us the Jizyah tribute tax in submission. Our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: ‘Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever survives shall become your master.’” Muslim:C34B20N4668 “The Messenger said: ‘Anybody who equips a warrior going to fight in the Way of Allah is like one who actually fights. And anybody who looks after his family in his absence is also like one who actually fights.” Qur’an:9:38 “Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to go forth and fight in Allah’s Cause you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you go forth, He will afflict and punish you with a painful doom, and put others in your place.” Qur’an:9:123 “Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you.” Qur’an:8:72 “Those who accepted Islam and left their homes to fight in Allah’s Cause with their possessions and persons, and those who gave (them) asylum, aid, and shelter, those who harbored them—these are allies of one another. You are not responsible for protecting those who embraced Islam but did not leave their homes [to fight] until they do so.” [Another translation reads:] “You are only called to protect Muslims who fight.” Muslim:C9B1N31 “I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the Messenger and in all that I have brought.” Bukhari:V9B84N59 “Whoever says this will save his property and life from me.’” Qur’an:8:73 “The unbelieving infidels are allies. Unless you (Muslims) aid each other (fighting as one united block to make Allah’s religion victorious), there will be confusion and mischief. Those who accepted Islam, left their homes to fight in Allah’s Cause (al-Jihad), as well as those who give them asylum, shelter, and aid—these are (all) Believers: for them is pardon and bountiful provision (in Paradise).” Tabari IX:69 “Arabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. We were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet. We are Allah’s helpers and the viziers of His Messenger. We fight people until they believe in Allah. He who believes in Allah and His Messenger has protected his life and possessions from us. As for one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in the Cause of Allah. Killing him is a small matter to us.” Qur’an:48:16 “Say (Muhammad) to the wandering desert Arabs who lagged behind: ‘You shall be invited to fight against a people given to war with mighty prowess. You shall fight them until they surrender and submit. If you obey, Allah will grant you a reward, but if you turn back, as you did before, He will punish you with a grievous torture.” Qur’an:48:22 “If the unbelieving infidels fight against you, they will retreat. (Such has been) the practice (approved) of Allah in the past: no change will you find in the ways of Allah.” Qur’an:47:4 “When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.” Qur’an:47:31 “And We shall try you until We know those among you who are the fighters.” Tabari VI:138 “Those present at the oath of Aqabah had sworn an allegiance to Muhammad. It was a pledge of war against all men. Allah had permitted fighting.” Tabari VI:139 “Allah had given his Messenger permission to fight by revealing the verse ‘And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah.’” Qur’an:9:19 “Do you make the giving of drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance of the Mosque, equal to those who fight in the Cause of Allah? They are not comparable in the sight of Allah. Those who believe, and left their homes, striving with might, fighting in Allah’s Cause with their goods and their lives, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah.” Ishaq:550 “The Muslims met them with their swords. They cut through many arms and skulls. Only confused cries and groans could be heard over our battle roars and snarling.” Qur’an:5:94 “Believers, Allah will make a test for you in the form of a little game in which you reach out for your lances. Any who fails this test will have a grievous punishment.” Ishaq:578 “Crushing the heads of the infidels and splitting their skulls with sharp swords, we continually thrust and cut at the enemy. Blood gushed from their deep wounds as the battle wore them down. We conquered bearing the Prophet’s fluttering war banner. Our cavalry was submerged in rising dust, and our spears quivered, but by us the Prophet gained victory.” Tabari IX:22 “The Prophet continued to besiege the town, fighting them bitterly.” Tabari IX:25 “By Allah, I did not come to fight for nothing. I wanted a victory over Ta’if so that I might obtain a slave girl from them and make her pregnant.” Tabari IX:82 “The Messenger sent Khalid with an army of 400 to Harith [a South Arabian tribe] and ordered him to invite them to Islam for three days before he fought them. If they were to respond and submit, he was to teach them the Book of Allah, the Sunnah of His Prophet, and the requirements of Islam. If they should decline, then he was to fight them.” Tabari IX:88 “Abdallah Azdi came to the Messenger, embraced Islam, and became a good Muslim. Allah’s Apostle invested Azdi with the authority over those who had surrendered and ordered him to fight the infidels from the tribes of Yemen. Azdi left with an army by the Messenger’s command. The Muslims besieged them for a month. Then they withdrew, setting a trap. When the Yemenites went in pursuit, Azdi was able to inflict a heavy loss on them.” Ishaq:530 “Get out of his way, you infidel unbelievers. Every good thing goes with the Apostle. Lord, I believe in his word. We will fight you about its interpretations as we have fought you about its revelation with strokes that will remove heads from shoulders and make enemies of friends.” Muslim:C9B1N29 “Command For Fighting Against People So Long As They Do Not Profess That There Is No Ilah (God) But Allah And Muhammad Is His Messenger: When the Messenger breathed his last and Bakr was appointed Caliph, many Arabs chose to become apostates [rejected Islam]. Abu Bakr said: ‘I will definitely fight against anyone who stops paying the Zakat tax, for it is an obligation. I will fight against them even to secure the cord used for hobbling the feet of a camel which they used to pay if they withhold it now.’ Allah had justified fighting against those who refused to pay Zakat.” Muslim:C9B1N33 “The Prophet said: ‘I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and they establish prostration prayer, and pay Zakat. If they do it, their blood and property are protected.’” Muslim:C10B1N176 “Muhammad (may peace be upon him) sent us in a raiding party. We raided Huraqat in the morning. I caught hold of a man and he said: ‘There is no god but Allah,’ but I attacked him with a spear anyway. It once occurred to me that I should ask the Apostle about this. The Messenger said: ‘Did he profess “There is no god but Allah,” and even then you killed him?’ I said: ‘He made a profession out of the fear of the weapon I was threatening him with.’ The Prophet said: ‘Did you tear out his heart in order to find out whether it had professed truly or not?’” Muslim:C20B1N4597 “The Prophet said at the conquest of Mecca: ‘There is no migration now, but only Jihad, fighting for the Cause of Islam. When you are asked to set out on a Jihad expedition, you should readily do so.’” Muslim:C28B20N4628 “Allah has undertaken to provide for one who leaves his home to fight for His Cause and to affirm the truth of His word; Allah will either admit him to Paradise or will bring him back home with his reward and booty.” Muslim:C28B20N4629 “The Messenger said: ‘One who is wounded in the Way of Allah—and Allah knows best who is wounded in His Way—will appear on the Day of Judgment with his wound still bleeding. The color (of its discharge) will be blood, (but) its smell will be musk.’” Muslim:C34B20N4652-3 “The Merit Of Jihad And Of Keeping Vigilance Over The Enemy: A man came to the Holy Prophet and said: ‘Who is the best of men?’ He replied: ‘A man who fights staking his life and spending his wealth in Allah’s Cause.’” Muslim:C42B20N4684 “A desert Arab came to the Prophet and said: ‘Messenger, one man fights for the spoils of war; another fights that he may be remembered, and one fights that he may see his (high) position (achieved as a result of his valor in fighting). Which of these is fighting in the Cause of Allah?’ The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Who fights so that the word of Allah is exalted is fighting in the Way of Allah.’” Muslim:C53B20N4717 “The Prophet said: ‘This religion will continue to exist, and a group of people from the Muslims will continue to fight for its protection until the Hour is established.’” Bukhari:V5B59N288 “I witnessed a scene that was dearer to me than anything I had ever seen. Aswad came to the Prophet while Muhammad was urging the Muslims to fight the pagans. He said, ‘We shall fight on your right and on your left and in front of you and behind you.’ I saw the face of the Prophet getting bright with happiness, for that saying delighted him.” Bukhari:V5B59N290 “The believers who did not join the Ghazwa [Islamic raid or invasion] and those who fought are not equal in reward.” Qur’an:2:193 “Fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief) and religion is only for Allah. But if they cease/desist, let there be no hostility except against infidel disbelievers.” Qur’an:2:217 “They question you concerning fighting in the sacred month. Say: ‘Fighting therein is a grave (matter); but to prevent access to Allah, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, to expel its members, and polytheism are worse than slaughter. Nor will they cease fighting you until they make you renegades from your religion. If any of you turn back and die in unbelief, your works will be lost and you will go to Hell. Surely those who believe and leave their homes to fight in Allah’s Cause have the hope of Allah’s mercy.” Qur’an:2:244 “Fight in Allah’s Cause, and know that Allah hears and knows all.” Qur’an:2:246 “He said: ‘Would you refrain from fighting if fighting were prescribed for you?’ They said: ‘How could we refuse to fight in Allah’s Cause?’” Ishaq:280 “The Apostle prepared for war in pursuance of Allah’s command to fight his enemies and to fight the infidels who Allah commanded him to fight.” Qur’an:61:2 “O Muslims, why say one thing and do another? Grievously odious and hateful is it in the sight of Allah that you say that which you do not. Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in a battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.” Bukhari:V4B52N61 “Allah’s Apostle! We were absent from the first battle you fought against the pagans. If Allah gives us a chance to do battle, no doubt, He will see how bravely we fight.” Ishaq:398 “Ask them for their help. Thereby make the religion of Islam agreeable to them. And when you are resolved in the matter of religion concerning fighting your enemy you will have the advantage.” Qur’an:3:146 “How many prophets fought in Allah’s Cause? With them (fought) myriads of godly men who were slain. They never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah’s Cause, nor did they weaken nor give in. Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast [warriors].” Ishaq:393 “How many prophets has death in battle befallen and how many multitudes with him? They did not show weakness toward their enemies and were not humiliated when they suffered in the fight for Allah and their religion. That is steadfastness. Allah loves the steadfast.” Qur’an:3:153 “Behold! You ran off precipitately, climbing up the high hill without even casting a side glance at anyone, while the Messenger in your rear is calling you from your rear, urging you to fight. Allah gave you one distress after another by way of requital, to teach you not to grieve for the booty that had escaped you and for (the ill) that had befallen you.” Qur’an:3:154 “Say: ‘Even if you had remained in your houses, those ordained to be slaughtered would have gone forth to the places where they were to slain.” Ishaq:440 “Helped by the Holy Spirit we smited Muhammad’s foes. The Apostle sent a message to them with a sharp cutting sword.” Ishaq:470 “We attacked them fully armed, swords in hand, cutting through heads and skulls.” Qur’an:61:4 “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His Cause.” Qur’an:61:11 “Believers, shall I lead you to a bargain or trade that will save you from a painful torment? That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive and fight in Allah’s Cause with your property and your lives: That will be best for you!” Qur’an 61:12 “He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens under which rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Eden: that is indeed the Supreme Achievement. And another (favor) which you love: help from Allah for a speedy victory over your enemies.” Qur’an:8:5 “Your Lord ordered you out of your homes to fight for the true cause, even though some Muslims disliked it, and were averse (to fighting).” Qur’an:24:53 “They swear their strongest oaths saying that if only you would command them. They would leave their homes (and go forth fighting in Allah’s Cause). Say: ‘Swear not; Obedience is (more) reasonable.’” Qur’an:4:74 “Let those who fight in Allah’s Cause sell this world’s life for the hereafter. To him who fights in Allah’s Cause, whether he is slain or victorious, We shall give him a reward.” Qur’an:4:75 “What reason have you that you should not fight in Allah’s Cause?” [Another translation says:] “What is wrong with you that you do not fight for Allah?” Qur’an:4:76 “Those who believe fight in the Cause of Allah.” Qur’an:4:77 “Have you not seen those to whom it was said: Withhold from fighting, perform the prayer and pay the zakat. But when orders for fighting were issued, a party of them feared men as they ought to have feared Allah. They say: ‘Our Lord, why have You ordained fighting for us, why have You made war compulsory?’” Qur’an:4:78 “Wherever you are, death will find you, even if you are in towers strong and high! So what is wrong with these people, that they fail to understand these simple words?” Qur’an:4:84 “Then fight (Muhammad) in Allah’s Cause. Incite the believers to fight with you.” Qur’an:4:94 “Believers, when you go abroad to fight wars in Allah’s Cause, investigate carefully, and say not to anyone who greets you: ‘You are not a believer!’ Coveting the chance profits of this life (so that you may despoil him). With Allah are plenteous spoils and booty.” Qur’an:4:95 “Not equal are believers who sit home and receive no hurt and those who fight in Allah’s Cause with their wealth and lives. Allah has granted a grade higher to those who fight with their possessions and bodies to those who sit home. Those who fight He has distinguished with a special reward.” Qur’an:4:100 “He who leaves his home in Allah’s Cause finds abundant resources and many a refuge. Should he die as a refugee for Allah and His Messenger His reward becomes due and sure with Allah. When you travel through the earth there is no blame on you if you curtail your worship for fear unbelievers may attack you. In truth the disbelievers are your enemy.” Qur’an:4:102 “When you (Prophet) lead them in prayer, let some stand with you, taking their arms with them. When they finish their prostrations, let them take positions in the rear. And let others who have not yet prayed come—taking all precaution, and bearing arms. The Infidels wish, if you were negligent of your arms, to assault you in a rush. But there is no blame on you if you put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill; but take precaution. For the Unbelieving Infidels Allah hath prepared a humiliating punishment.” Qur’an:4:104 “And do not relent in pursuing the enemy.” Hat tip to Race Bannon

Religious Freedom dying in Malaysia

LAWYER Malik Imtiaz Sawar seems a most unlikely person to attract death threats. A small, softly spoken, friendly man, the impression he gives is above all one of consideration. What has earned him the death threats is his appearance in court on behalf of Lina Joy, a case that has become a battleground of Malaysian political and cultural identity, and of freedom of religion. The case highlights what some analysts believe is the Arabisation of Malaysian Islam, a dynamic that can also be seen in Indonesia. Lina Joy was once a Muslim but has converted to Christianity. She didn't do so to make any broad point or to lead any social movement. It was entirely a private decision. But in Malaysia the state takes official notice of your race and religion. Lina Joy tried to get herself deregistered as a Muslim and reregistered as a Christian. As a Muslim she is not allowed to marry a Christian man and any children she has must be brought up as Muslims. When the state authorities refused to accept her conversion she appealed to the courts on the basis of Article 11 of the Malaysian constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion. The case, in which judgment could be given at any time, has polarised Malaysia. Many Muslims believe apostasy - changing your religion - is not only a sin but should be punishable by death. Imtiaz told The Australian that traditionally Malaysia was pragmatic and liberal about such matters. Apostasy would always cause a social reaction but if a Malaysian converted they could make this official by changing their name and publicising the change. In recent years, however, a body of case law has grown up that requires a Malaysian to go before a sharia - Muslim religious - court to get a kind of exit permit from the religion. Sharia courts, Imtiaz argues, were only ever meant to consider a fairly narrow range of family matters exclusively for Muslims, not to impinge fundamentally on a citizen's relationship to the state. But the Lina Joy case, and a raft of others involving similar issues, have touched off a wave of Islamist activism in Malaysia. There has been a rash of anti-apostasy campaigns. Islamic defenders' groups, mirroring those in Indonesia but without the violence, have been set up. A crazy text message spread to the effect that there was to be a mass baptism of Islamic converts in northern Malaysia. It led to much hysteria but was baseless. Then came the death threats to Imtiaz, a Muslim, with posters branding him an enemy of Islam and urging his murder. It is important not to exaggerate Malaysia's problems. Malaysia remains a mostly peaceful, prosperous and law-abiding society in which the different races and religions mostly rub along OK. But there is a good deal of evidence that popular Malay Muslim attitudes are hardening, are being at least somewhat Arabised. A well conducted survey of Malay attitudes recently found that a majority of Malays think of themselves first as Muslims, rather than as Malays or Malaysians, the one civic identity that embraces all of Malaysia's races and religions. The same survey also shows that Malays tend to conceive of Malaysia as an Islamic state, and want it in the future to be more Islamic. Similarly, while supporting freedom of religion, there is little community support for the idea that a Muslim has the right to change their religion. Says Noordin, a young Malaysian working in the non-government sector: "When I was growing up here there weren't as many people cloaked in religious piety. In Malaysia it (the process of Arabisation) denotes a sense of insecurity about our comprehension of Islam, and of our place in Islam. We have more Muslims in Southeast Asia than anywhere else but we still look to the Middle East to set the standard. "Unfortunately, when we think of Islam here we think of it in its Middle Eastern guise." Haji Zaid Kamaruddin does not agree with Noordin. Kamaruddin is the president of Jamaah Islah Malaysia, a non-government organisation that aims for the full implementation of Islamic sharia law by 2020. I meet Kamaruddin in JIM's modest offices in a Kuala Lumpur shopping centre. One of his book cases contains English-language titles. Some of these are leadership manuals. But I am struck by the familiarity of so many other titles. There is Rogue State, which denounces US foreign policy, there is a book by George Soros, who denounces George W. Bush, and inevitably there is Noam Chomsky, the chief denouncer of them all. Kamaruddin, an amiable, balding man with a pious goatee, is no extremist. He stresses the obligation of courtesy and good treatment that all humans owe to each other regardless of religion. And he wants Malaysia to evolve to a sharia state, not have it forced on the society. He does not use the term "Arabisation" of Malaysian Islam, but, revealingly, he talks approvingly of the standardisation of Islam, a beneficial consequence, he believes, of the information revolution. "Traditional Malay Islam is becoming more like international Islam," he says. I ask Kamaruddin whether it is not the case that it says in the Koran that apostasy is punishable by death. "Let me check the precise reference," he says, rising to consult a religious book. After a few moments he gives up the search for the particular reference and continues: "That is the general understanding among the ulamma (Muslim people) that it is punishable by capital punishment. But there is the question of how this should be handled. In Islam, punishment is the last resort - the first is to encourage the good. But this system (in Malaysia) is not an Islamic system so there is no authority that will enforce it. But even in an Islamic society as practised in the time of the Prophet, you don't seek out those who have converted and hunt them down. "This is the difficulty where the state has not lived up to its responsibility to uphold Islam. I don't think it's relevant here." Malaysia's Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi, himself an Islamic scholar, has pioneered the concept of Islam Hadari, by which he means a tolerant and inclusive Islam. Abdullah is certainly a foe of extremism and a beacon of tolerance in his own society. But even Islam Hadari, Imtiaz argues, suggests a special role specifically for Islam in determining the constitutional relationship between the state and the citizen. Zaid Ibrahim, a politician from the ruling United Malays National Organisation and a successful commercial lawyer, worries more about racial than religious attitudes. "Obviously we must have done something right in the past, but race relations are fragile," he says. This is evident in schooling. Only 6 per cent of Chinese Malaysian students attend national schools, which are meant to be for all races. The Chinese prefer Chinese schools. This may be partly because of the increasing role of Islam in national schools. Khairy Jamaluddin is the deputy president of the UMNO, a much more powerful position than it sounds. Oxford educated, suave and polished in every way, he is also married to the Prime Minister's daughter and destined for great things. He accepts the proposition of a greater degree of Arabisation and Islamisation in Malaysia over the past few years but offers a wider context: "There's nothing particularly new about the Arabisation of Islam around the world. You see the rise of Islamic movements of a more conservative type after the oil shocks of the 1970s and Iranian revolution produced a surge of Islamic consciousness. "Today is the culmination of two decades of the Islamic situation. Islam has a more conservative colour today, yes. Default position is a more conservative one. It also has something to do with the post-9/11 world. There is a feeling that Muslims are under siege." Khairy adds that this deepening religiosity is not unique to the Muslim world. "Look at non-Muslim societies like the United States. The conservative population is larger than the liberal population. It's really a worldwide trend." Malaysia's success, and its social strength, remain formidable and it is overall a tolerant and decent society. But the trend for cultural, religious and ultimately political norms to be imported from the Middle East is unmistakable, and must be profoundly troubling.

The REAL Christmas in Iran 2

For those who have been seeing falsified pictures of Christmas in Islamic Iran and accepted the impression that all is "nice and sweet" as per posts on other sites that attack me and my site, here is yet another proof to the contrary. IranPressNews (a basically Farsi language site) also posts in English and French - BUT - unlike the Islamic Regime multi-lingual sites set up to disseminate disinformation, they are consistently offering detailed news out of Iran that puts the Mullahs to shame. I state this as there is sometimes a difference in the posts on their English and French sites. Again unlike the Islamic regime sites, there is no two faced purpose or effort to present propaganda to the West in the foreign languages while posting the opposite mindsets in Farsi, which most cannot read. The link I have used here is the one to the English language site since I did not readily find the Persian version in the Farsi posts. For those who blatantly post the equivalent of "Mullahs are cuddly bears who love Christmas and Christians and allow shops to sell decorations etc. as much as they desire" and try to feed us the false concept of "don't bother bother and bother won't bother you" as the Mullah attitude towad Christians and the general populace, read this and weep. There is far too much evidence against you and your disinformation. Human rights activists in Iran reported that the ministry of intelligence and security (MOIS) officials prohibited the Christmas mass ceremonies in the Church in the northern city of Rasht. Following the extensive arrest of Christians in cities across Iran by MOIS officials religious ceremonies are prohibited via pressure and threats. Due to the threats and pressure, after the arrest of the leaders of their church in recent weeks, the parishioners of the church have been unable to hold mass. Three years ago, the church in Rasht was also stormed by MOIS agents during a religious ceremony; the agents then confiscated all of the church’s belongings, never to return them. The parishioners once again refurnished their church and due to the continued threats by MOIS, they changed the days of their worship and mass from Sundays to Tuesdays. The church leaders remain in MOIS custody. Between Wednesday, December 13th to Tuesday, December 19th the church leaders were taken 3 times from prison to the Rasht revolutionary court where they were illegally tried. Their families are extremely concerned about the status of their loved ones. MOIS agents prevented their families from seeing them in front of courthouse.

Monday, December 25, 2006

The REAL Christmas in Iran Distinctly propaganda news stories, embellished with photos of stores bursting at the seams with Christmas decorations and goodies, have been released and propagated by Islamic Regime sites and supporters of the Mullahs, to give the impression that iran is tolerant of Christians. One such person insists that inside the Islamic Regime, everyone in the society can be free of fear or arrest as long as they keep to themselves and don't interfere with the Mullahs. "Don't bother bother and bother won't bother you" is the gist. What you can read below puts a lie to this disinformation intended to present the Mullahs in a "kinder, gentler" light to Western eyes. Iran's President: "I will stop Christianity in this country" Compass Direct: Global News from the Frontline An Iranian convert to Christianity was kidnapped last week from his home in northeastern Iran and stabbed to death, his bleeding body thrown in front of his home a few hours later. Ghorban Tori, 50, was pastoring an independent house church of convert Christians in Gonbad-e-Kavus, a town just east of the Caspian Sea along the Turkmenistan border. Within hours of the November 22 murder, local secret police arrived at the martyred pastor’s home, searching for Bibles and other banned Christian books in the Farsi language. By the end of the following day, the secret police had also raided the houses of all other known Christian believers in the city. According to one informed Iranian source, during the past eight days representatives of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) have arrested and severely tortured 10 other Christians in several cities, including Tehran. All the detainees have since been released. One of the arrested Christians was reportedly interrogated about his involvement in relief work after Iran’s deadly Bam earthquake in December 2003. Another working with a legal organization defending human rights was accused of using it as a “cover” for church activities. In addition, MOIS officials have visited known Christian leaders since Tori’s murder and have instructed them to warn acquaintances in the unofficial, Protestant house fellowships that “the government knows what you are doing, and we will come for you soon.” A former Muslim of Turkmen descent, Tori had converted to Christianity more than 10 years ago, while in Turkmenistan. After he returned to his native Iran in 1998, Tori began to share his new Christian faith with friends and relatives. Within two years, a small fellowship of 12 believers was meeting in his home. But not all welcomed his message; at least one relative attacked Tori, scarring his face. In the past year he received several threats from Islamic extremists vowing to kill him if he did not stop sharing his Christian faith. Tori is survived by his wife and four children, ages 3 to 23. He is the fifth Protestant pastor assassinated in Iran by unidentified killers in the past 11 years. Three of the five were former Muslims, under Iranian law subject to the death penalty for having committed apostasy. Tori’s murder came just days after Iran’s new hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called an open meeting with the nation’s 30 provincial governors. During the session, an Iranian source told Compass, Ahmadinejad declared that the government needed to put a stop to the burgeoning movement of house churches across Iran. “I will stop Christianity in this country,” Ahmadinejad reportedly vowed. “This was apparently a green light from the president of Iran to go out and start killing Christians,” the source said. Slurring Non-Muslims Last week a Zoroastrian representative in the Iranian Parliament protested a slur against non-Muslims on November 20 by a top aide to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to the government-run Entekhaab website, in a public speech Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati told youthful Basijis (members of a volunteer militia formed to enforce strict Islamic codes) preparing to join suicide missions that “non-Muslims are sinful animals who roam the earth and engage in corruption.” Jannati, who is secretary general of the powerful Guardian Council, is known to be a mentor and close advisor to Ahmadinejad. Iranian Member of Parliament Kurosh Niknam declared the comment, “an unprecedented insult to religious minorities.” Over the past month, Ahmadinejad has conducted a broad shake-up within the government establishment, replacing hundreds of governors, ambassadors and senior ministry officials with young and mostly inexperienced Islamists. Yesterday students at Tehran University protested noisily when a religious cleric without even a high school diploma was appointed rector of the nation’s oldest university. In November, the new director of prisons also transferred a number of political prisoners of conscience into criminal wards with convicted murderers and drug dealers. At least one of these political prisoners has been killed by fellow inmates, sparking the fears of Iranian Christians for the security of Hamid Pourmand, serving a three-year sentence at Tehran’s Evin Prison for refusing to renounce his conversion to Christianity.

There WERE WMDs in Iraq!! Personal attack from "Winston" for posting this?

Interview with General DeLong

Please ALSO note the interesting comment below and threat from "Winston" whose real name is Khashayar Laal and who claims his father was an airforce pilot and officer.

Funnily enough, none of the Air Force Generals from pre-Shah times nor post-Shah times recognized either the falsified uniform in the photo of his father, nor do airforce pilots from Iran ever remember flying with this man.

Having come from being an employee of an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander and suddenly inserted himself into the West with a bunch of charades, this young man has consistently tried to present a kinder gentler face on the Mullah regime.

Really, people in glass houses should not throw stones. You might find yourself exposed instead of exposing someone else. Then what would your motivators say? His anger probably stems from once again banning him from posting on their site after his third or fourth attempt to infiltrate them after being previously banned. Using different names to sneak in.

Apparently blaming me or my site for being caught.

Winston said... you are a liar and a disgrace to the Iranian people.

You're an old dinasour who has no freaking idea about how Iran is today. I wonder if you have any brains at all.

From now on, I'll do my best to expose your lies and fabricated stories and will let every one know who you are and what you are up to.

Watch Out! 12:28 PM

And, after deleting two other posts, added this final one:

Winston said... Your information on me is completely wrong but I'll make sure that you'll get a letter from my lawyer on this rant. Have a good night!

Saturday, December 23, 2006


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Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays,
Goodwill to Mankind
While we are still around!

Friday, December 22, 2006


Not to be left behind as a religion of "peace and decency" the Shiite militia leader, al-Sadr has announced a tit for tat. A day after eight U.S. Marines were charged in connection with the killing of 20 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last November, al Qaeda and Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr announced they would begin prosecuting their own fighters who “inadvertently cause civilian deaths” in a series of “jihadi atrocity trials.” On the morning of November 19, 2005, Marines in a convoy responded to an ambush that killed a member of their unit by conducting a house-to-house search for enemy fighters, who often hide among women and children, and always dress as civilians. If convicted by a military tribunal of unpremeditated murder, four of the Marines charged could face life in prison. In a joint statement, Mr. al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army and al-Qaeda in Iraq said, “If the Great Satan can bring its troops to justice for violating rules of engagement, then so can we. It’s against our rules and our religion to inadvertently kill innocent civilians in war time.” “We will prosecute any suicide bomber who accidentally, rather than intentionally, kills civilians,” the statement said. “We have sent them to commit premeditated atrocity and massacre and we expect them to operate according to those rules of engagement. The terror groups acknowledged they may have to conduct some of the trials posthumously, “but if any of our martyrs are found guilty, we can always execute justice on their surviving relatives.”
By the way, Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous New Year to all my visitors and their nearest and dearest - of whatever religion of denomination. READ AND ENJOY the Al-Qaeda claim (below this article) of being responsible for the Democrats Election win in the USA!!


SCROLL DOWN this exhortation/diatribe TO READ Zawahiri's claim to AL QAEDA being behind the Democrat Election win in the USA. Orginal Arabic video at the very end. Realities of the Conflict Between Islam and Unbelief Shaykh Ayman al-Zawahiri As-Sahab Media Dhu Qa’dah 1427 AH / December 2006 CE In the Name of Allah, and all praise is due to Allah, and may peace and prayers be on the Messenger of Allah and on his family, companions and allies. Muslim brothers everywhere: peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings. A number of critical events in our Islamic world are passing us these days, and I deem it important for us to emphasize a number of their fundamental characteristics, in view of the importance of educating the Ummah in the facts of the conflict between Islam and infidelity, from both a legal as well as factual point of view. The first thing that I wish to talk about is the passing of 89 years since the Balfour Declaration, in which someone who didn’t own the Holy Land of Palestine gave it to someone who didn’t deserve it… That historical event which we must not allow to pass from memory, and which we must transmit from generation to generation, in order that we be aware of the extent of the animosity of Britain and the Crusader West in general to the Muslim Ummah… The animosity of Britain to Islam which stretches over centuries: isn’t it the one who used to occupy most Islamic lands? Isn’t it the one who moved Abd al-Aziz Al Sa’ud and al-Husayn ibn Ali to stab the Ottoman state in its back? And isn’t it the one who handed over to the Jews one of the holiest places of Islam? And today in Palestine, conspiracies to abort the Jihad and surround the Mujahideen are being hatched by the same forces which created Israel and with the cooperation of their agents among our people. I repeat to you, my brothers, that we must be conscious of the legal and factual realities of this conflict, lest the treacherous leadership deceive us and we get lost in the market of political bargaining. And the first of these facts which we must be conscious of and focus on and repeatedly emphasize, is that the fighting must be for elevating the Word of Allah, and that the elevation of Allah’s Word on His earth means the elevation of His Law (Shari’ah), and that the Muslim cannot possibly be a believer without litigating to Divine Law alone to the exclusion of all other laws. The Truth (Exalted is He) says, “But no, by your Lord (O Muhammad), they are not believers until they make you judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance to your decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.” (4:65) Thus, it is unimaginable that the Muslims could create a government in Palestine or elsewhere based on the rule of other than the Shari’ah, and whose authority doesn’t come from the Shari’ah. And the second of these facts is that the recovery of every land which was once a land of Islam is the personal duty of every Muslim. Therefore, as Muslims, we cannot possibly concede to Israel so much as a hand-span of Palestine, and there is no difference as far as we are concerned between Palestine 1948 and Palestine 1967: all of it is Palestine and all of it belongs to the Muslims, and all the international resolutions which bit off chunks of it and allowed the presence of Israel on it – from the partition resolution to Resolution 1701 – are null and void, non-binding resolutions, which aren’t worth so much as a mosquito’s wing on the scales of Islam. It is our duty to reject and cast off these resolutions and wage war on them, instead of taking indecisive stances towards them, and saying that we shall respect them and acknowledge them as a fact of life, and other such terms which lead to the forfeiture of the Muslims’ rights. Recognizing these resolutions implies recognizing the Hebrew state in the land of Palestine, criminalizing Jihad against it, and isolating the Mujahideen outside it from the Mujahideen inside it. And the secularists who have approved these resolutions are criminals in the eyes of Islam who have agreed to the establishment of Israel in one of the holiest places in Islam. These secularist traitors – who have renounced Islamic Law, agreed to the presence of Israel and traded Palestine for crumbs – cannot possibly have any legitimacy, and we cannot possibly recognize them as legitimate rulers, much less consider them our brothers. They are enemies of Islam and Muslims who have turned their backs on the Shari’ah of Islam and surrendered the Muslims’ lands to the Jews. The third fact is that every way other than Jihad will only lead us to loss and failure, and those who attempt to liberate the lands of Islam through elections which are held on the basis of the secular constitutions or the resolutions surrendering Palestine to the Jews will never liberate one sand-grain of Palestine: instead, their actions will lead to the smothering of the Jihad and blockading of the Mujahideen. Backtracking in front of the West will not make them happy with us, regardless of how much expertise we acquire in maneuvering, equivocating and talking. The Truth (Exalted is He) says, “The Jews or the Christians will never be satisfied with you unless you follow their religion.” (2:120) The fourth fact is that recognition of Israel takes many forms. Among the forms of recognition of Israel is membership in the United Nations, because Israel is a member like the rest of the members, and it is the obligation of all members – according to the text of the UN charter – to respect its sovereignty and the integrity of its territories. And one of the regrettable events in this sphere concerns the conference of “emerging democracies” which was held under UN auspices in Qatar this past October and which the Israeli foreign minister refused to attend because a delegation from the Palestinian government which included members of the HAMAS movement was attending the conference! i.e., they complain about attending the same conference as us, while we eagerly compete for that! Is this the political action which protects the honor and rights of the Muslims?! Another lamentable example in this context is the recent draft Security Council resolution put forward by Qatar on behalf of the Arab grouping and vetoed by the United States, which condemned the latest Israel aggression against Gaza in addition to condemning the launching of rockets against Israel. The ambassador of Palestine at the United Nations supported this draft and regretted America’s objection to it: i.e., the Palestinian government adopted and supported a draft resolution criminalizing Jihad against Israel! And here we must make clear the true nature of the United Nations. The United Nations is an organization hostile to Islam. Its charter is based on the rule of other than the Shari’ah and obligates all UN members, including the governments of the Islamic countries, to recognize Israel, because it – like them – is a member of the UN. And it also obligates them to recognize Russia’s occupation of Chechnya and the Muslim Caucasus, China’s occupation of East Turkistan, Spain’s occupation of Ceuta and Melilla and the occupation of other Muslim lands by non-Muslim governments which are part of the UN. And furthermore, the UN is the one who established the Jewish presence in Palestine, the Crusader presence in Afghanistan, and the Crusader occupation of Iraq, and it is the international false witness which runs the rigged elections in Afghanistan and Iraq, and it is the one who today is attempting to enable the Crusaders to invade Darfur under cover of the UN. The United Nations is the one whose international forces are today deployed on the borders of Lebanon, to prevent the meeting up of the Mujahideen from outside Palestine with those within it, in order to complete the blockade against the Mujahideen in Palestine. The United Nations is a tool in the hands of the United States and its Crusader partners for taking over the world through intimidation, enticement and extortion, and it has a leadership comprised of the Big Five and a backyard called the General Assembly in which the weak states shout at one another. And among the forms which the recognition of Israel takes is the acceptance of the legitimacy of the Palestinian National Authority which came in being on the basis of the Oslo accords. And among the forms which the recognition of Israel takes is the acceptance of the legitimacy of Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the PNA and America’s man in Palestine. And authorizing the Palestinian Liberation Organization – which recognizes Israel – to negotiate with Israel is an abyss which leads in the end to the crushing of Jihad and recognition of Israel. Disregarding the legal and factual realities of the conflict between unbelief and Islam has led to some of the brothers in Palestine being led from a lull in the fighting to elections on the basis of a secular constitution, then from elections on the basis of a secular constitution to respecting the international resolutions, then from respecting international resolutions to approving the “prisoners’ document”, then from approving the “prisoners’ document” to a government of national unity, and then from a government of national unity to their expulsion from the cabinet…and the story continues. How is it that they didn’t demand that Palestine have an Islamic constitution before entering any elections? Aren’t they an Islamic movement? Don’t they strive for Allah’s Word to be the highest? We hear talk of an agreement to restructure the PLO. But what we know and what the entire world knows is that the PLO is a secular organization which calls for the establishment of a secular state in Palestine, and that the PLO is the one who recognized Israel and abandoned more than 80% of Palestine and agreed to the accords of disgrace and surrender. So on what basis are they calling for the restructuring of the PLO? We had hoped that the brothers would demand an Islamic charter for the PLO before talking about restructuring it. And furthermore, what would their stance be were the PLO to be restructured through elections – as we hear – and the majority chose abandonment of Palestine and agreeing to recognize Israel? And this opens the door to the biggest question: what is the authority which rules? Is it the majority of votes? Or Divine Shari’ah? I hope that no one replies to me by saying that Palestine has its individuality and the people of Palestine know it better than anyone else. First of all, Palestine is the cause of every Muslim, just as all the Muslims’ causes are the causes of every Muslim in Palestine. Secondly, I’m not talking about details and secrets about which the people of Palestine know best: rather, I’m talking about the fundamentals of Islam and Shari’ah and the right of Shari’ah to rule, and I’m talking about refusing to compromise on one sand-grain of Islamic land. That’s why I say to our brothers in Palestine: brothers in Islam; brothers in Jihad; brothers in Ribat, sacrifice and martyrdom-seeking: hold onto your Qurans, hold on to your rifles. My Muslim brothers in Palestine: all Muslims stand with you, and wish to offer their lives in exchange for the liberation of al-Aqsa, so stand with your Muslim brothers in Islam in Chechnya, Afghanistan, Kashmir and Iraq, and let the world hear your support of them. I also encourage the Muslim Ummah to support the people of Palestine with all the support they can, in order that the flame of Jihad is not extinguished in the environs of Jerusalem. And I call on all Muslims to back the Mujahideen in Palestine with their persons, wealth, materiel, opinion and expertise, in spite of the international resolutions and in spite of the Sykes-Picot borders. The second thing I wish to talk about is the passing of five years since the entrance of the Crusaders to Kabul, surrounded by their agents who sold their religion for a paltry worldly price and some of whom used to claim to belong to Jihad and the Islamic movement, but Allah revealed what was in their hearts, and so they entered Kabul on the backs of the Crusader tanks and under their cross. The American government thought that it had scored an easy victory, but Bush didn’t have a clue about what awaited him in Afghanistan. And the truth about the Americans and their allies began to come to light in Tora Bora and Shah-i-Kot. And the Jihadi resistance began to increase, with the Bush administration claiming that it was the remnants of al-Qaida and Taliban in order to cover up its losses, and Bush claiming that he keeps on his desk pictures of the leaders of al-Qaida and crosses out the pictures of those of them who are killed or captured. And in vain, the Western media and with it the international false witness, the UN, sought to cover up the catastrophe. And so began the campaign of lies and deception: first the Loya Jirga, then the interim government, then the presidential and parliamentary elections…those elections which took place under the threat of aerial bombing to destroy any village suspected of harboring resistance to the Crusader. And I can authenticate specific incidents in which the Crusader-helping traitors threatened those who cooperate with the Mujahideen not merely with death, but with the destruction of their entire village, and then carried out their threat. I mentioned previously the presidential and parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. In regard to the presidential polls, the vote-counting in it took 15 days, during which the ballot boxes were passed from bandits to warlords to American military and intelligence. And as for the parliamentary elections, the counting of its votes took one month. And it is for the intelligent people of the world to imagine what can happen in Afghanistan in one month. And despite all this deception, the scandals came to the surface: Qala-i-Jangi, the massacre in the container trucks, the atrocities at Shiberghan prison and the mass graves at Dasht-i-Laili, as the resistance increased, and then the Crusader retaliation and the killing of tens of thousands of Afghans and the destruction of hundreds of villages, while the Taliban’s Jihadi resistance under the command of the Commander of the Believers Mulla Muhammad Umar – the symbol of Islamic honor in this era – grew, prospered and spread… The Afghan nation declared with blood and sacrifice just who was the legitimate leadership around which it rallied, and exposed the rigging of the UN’s elections, which the hypocritical international community applauded, despite everyone’s knowledge of the extent of the manipulation… The Pashtun tribes on both sides of the border declared their allegiance to the Taliban, joined the Jihad against the Crusade and stood firm in the face of the combined bombing of the Americans and Crusaders… And the Mujahideen in Afghanistan and Pakistan wrote an honorable chapter in the history of Islam. And in this regard, I hail our Muslim brothers in Pakistan on their demonstrations against the traitorous Musharraf government after the treacherous aggression against the religious school in Bajaur, and I hail the Mujahideen of Pakistan on their heroic, martyrdom-seeking confrontation of the Crusaders’ agents in Pakistan. And I remind them that the way to deliverance is in supporting the forces of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan with their persons and wealth, and not through parliamentary ruses or elections polluted with bribery, cheating and manipulation… And finally the American administration was forced to admit the irrefutable facts and the failure of its Crusade in Afghanistan… And the Taliban proved once more that if the Muslim masses embrace the cause of Jihad and find the steadfast Mujahid leadership, not even the strongest power on earth can quell them. And the Taliban reveal, with their historic, heroic stance, the dirty role played by the religion-dealing traitors in Iraq and the scholars of beggary in Cairo, Riyadh, Amman and our other capitals. And America will be defeated in Afghanistan and pull out soon, with Allah’s permission, and it is now seeking to organize the agents who will succeed it in Afghanistan, and this is the same deteriorating situation which the Soviets faced before their withdrawal, and the American efforts shall – Allah willing – lead to the same failure which the Soviets suffered. And the Islamic Emirate shall return to Kabul soon – Allah willing – following the Crusader pullout, and its popularity has not merely increased in Afghanistan, but also in neighboring countries. And these are facts known to all. The Afghan people, in a quarter of a century, have defeated – by the grace of Allah – the two superpowers in this world, so may Allah grant long life to this poor, steadfast, Mujahid people. It is the duty of the Muslim Ummah to back them, and this is the least it can do to fulfill the duty it owes to them. The religious, military and political history of mankind shall bear witness that the strongest power in history was defeated by a power much stronger, greater and purer than it: the power of Mujahid Islam. So bear witness, O history, and bear witness, O mankind, “And sufficient is Allah as a witness.” I repeat what I mentioned previously: the backing of the Jihad in Afghanistan and Iraq today is to back the most important battlefields in which the Crusade against Islam and Muslims is in progress. And the defeat of the Crusaders there – soon, Allah permitting – will have a far-reaching effect on the future of the Muslim Ummah, Allah willing. The third thing I wish to talk about is a message to the Democrats in America. I tell them: you must realize two facts. The first is that you aren’t the ones who won the midterm elections, nor are the Republicans the ones who lost: rather, the Mujahideen – the Muslim Ummah’s vanguard in Afghanistan and Iraq – are the ones who won, and the American forces and their Crusader allies are the ones who lost. The second fact is that the Mujahideen are still – by the grace of Allah – in the field, their weapons with which they fell the Democrats are still ready and aimed, and the Mujahideen won’t stop inflicting losses on you until you leave our lands, stop plundering our treasures, and stop backing the corrupt rulers in our countries. And if you don’t refrain from the foolish American policy of backing Israel, occupying the lands of Islam, and stealing the treasures of the Muslims, then await the same fate. You must realize that a new period of world history has begun. The period of the offspring of Abd al-Aziz Al-Sa’ud, the grandsons of the Sharif Husayn and Sadat, Mubarak and Arafat has passed, and the period of Khalid Islambouli, Abdullah Azzam, Abu Hafs the Commander, Khattab, Muhammad Atta, Muhammad Siddique Khan, and Shehzad Tanwir (Allah have mercy on them) has begun. And if you are unable to comprehend this transformation, then blame no one but yourselves. Depart from our lands and stop supporting the corrupt rulers, and don’t prevent the Muslim Ummah from establishing its legitimate Shura state accountable to it. And I tell both the Republicans and Democrats: you are attempting in panic to find a way out of the disasters which surround you in Iraq and Afghanistan, but you are still thinking with the same idiotic mentality. Thus you try to negotiate with certain parties to secure your departure, although these parties don’t have a way out for you, and your attempts will only succeed in further frustrating you, Allah willing, because you aren’t negotiating with the real powers in the Islamic world. And it appears that you shall embark on a painful journey of failed negotiations, after which you shall come back – Allah permitting – with no other choice but to negotiate with the real powers. And I tell them: Bush reflects the level of thought of the American nation, despite all the research centers, specialists, thinkers and historians it has. A nation which chooses Bush as its president is a nation of negligible morals, ideology and intellect. And it suffices to take a look at his recent meeting with the beggar al-Maliki in Amman, and the differences and disputes which permeated it and blew up in public despite their strong need to project it as a successful meeting. The fourth thing I wish to talk about is a message to the American people. I say to them: you only realized the failure of the administration and toppled the Republicans’ candidates after the Mujahideen slaughtered you, and you didn’t listen to the voice of morality, justice, principles and intellect. And the Mujahideen’s weapons continue to be raised and aimed, by the grace of Allah. The formula for your safety is “You shall never dream of security until we truly experience it in Palestine and all lands of Islam,” and not the fallacious formula with which Bush deceives you when he says, “We strike the terrorists in their countries so that they don’t strike us in ours.” On the contrary: if we are struck in our countries, we shall never stop striking you in your countries, with Allah’s power and permission. And as our commander, Shaykh Usama bin Ladin (may Allah preserve him) told you, “As you bomb, you will be bombed, and as you kill, you will be killed.” And the fifth thing which I want to talk about is a message to the Muslim Ummah. I say to it: O my Muslim Ummah, you must choose between two choices: the first is to live on the margins of the New World Order and international law and under the control of the arrogant enemies of Islam, dishonored, humiliated, plundered and occupied, with them meddling in your beliefs and true religion, sticking their noses in all your foreign and domestic affairs, and you living the life of a vassal, lowly, disgraced and defiled. And the second choice is that you rely on your Lord, renew your Tawheed (worship of the one God), rise up with your true faith, follow the revealed religion of Allah, and stand with it in the face of the arrogant criminals, as your truthful and trustworthy Prophet (peace be upon him), his righteous companions, and his purified family (Allah was pleased with them all) stood in the face of the world, inviting, giving the good news, warning and performing Jihad in order that Allah’s Word be made the highest and the word of the infidels the lowest. And there is no third choice. The Crusaders and Jews will only be pleased with the Muslim Ummah if it is satisfied with vassalage, humiliation and repression. If, however, the Ummah sets about repelling the aggression which has been committed against it for centuries, it gets nothing but bombing, destruction, torture, occupation, abuse and infringement, because in that case it is not eligible for human rights, due to it being a species of animal which has attacked its Western masters. This is the logic of the materialistic Western Crusader civilization, and this is their culture, and this is the mentality which motivates them, however much they try to hide it or claim that they don’t discriminate on the basis of religion, or that they have rid themselves of Crusader spirit, or that they only want to spread freedom, justice and equality. Do we still have any doubt about the extent of the despicability and maliciousness of the Crusade which is being waged against us? The Crusades against us have never stopped, but have only differed in their form, magnitude and appearance, while continuing through the ages. My intention today isn’t to talk about Western Crusader corruption and perversion, but rather, I wish to discuss the role of the Muslim Ummah and its duty towards this continuing aggression against our religion, sacred things, lands and children. The first thing I want to bring to attention of myself and my Muslim brothers is the necessity of being aware of the fundamentals of the Shari’ah and facts on the ground. Among the pillars of this awareness is that the Ummah define who its real leaders are, those who sacrifice in the path of helping Islam, and who the clamaints to leadership are, those who search for their gains by selling out the religion and running after personal ambitions, or retreat from the real confrontation and run circles with the Ummah in endless mazes, because every single time, they recoil from rising to the challenge, give precedence to safety, and slide step by step towards the abyss of secularism. Is it possible for the leaders of the Ummah to be the religion-sellers in Iraq and Afghanistan who colluded with the Crusaders before, during and after their invasion, and entered Kabul and Baghdad on the backs of American tanks?! How is it possible for the Jihad against the Jews in Lebanon to be Halaal while the Jihad against the Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan is Haraam?! How is it possible for cooperation with the Zionist enemy in Lebanon to be treason, while cooperation with the Crusader enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan is security and progress?! How is it possible that we rush to participate in the two governments set up by the occupier in Afghanistan and Iraq, recognize and support them, and defend them and confront those who perform Jihad against them, while cooperation with the Crusader occupier in Lebanon and Palestine is betrayal?! And moreover, how is it possible that Islam is exploited in the marketing of this inconsistency and fraud? With which Quran or which Sunnah does someone dare to sell the Muslims in the name of the religion, the Prophet (peace be upon him), his righteous companions, and his purified family (Allah was pleased with them), and that he make legal their homes, persons, and sacred things for the Crusaders and Jews? Has Islam, the Quran, the Sunnah of the Prophet, and the legacy of his purified family and righteous companions become a commodity in the market of politics for coming to power and extending influence? What religion is this? What morality is this? What honor is this? Rather, what collapse is this? History has recorded, and continues to record, that when the Crusaders waged their assaults on Afghanistan and Iraq, the people of faith and Jihad held their own, while the religion-traders sold the countries for power and position. The masks have fallen, the facts have come out, and the secrets have been revealed, and woe unto the traitors on the judgment of history, and woe unto them on the Day of Accounting. “Nay, the Hour [of judgment] is the time promised them [for their full recompense], and the Hour will be most grievous and most bitter.” (54:46) “The day in which neither wealth nor sons will avail, but only he [will prosper] who comes to Allah with a sound heart.” (26:88-89) The treads of the American Crusader tanks will have no mercy on those who applauded their entrance to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the favor will be returned to them in the worst way. I call on every independent, honorable and intelligent follower of the religion-sellers who support and beg for the Crusader presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and forbid Jihad against it to examine himself and to remember that he will meet his Lord alone: “And each of them will come to Him singly on the Day of Resurrection.” (19:95), and to remember that following the leaders and elders in their misguidance is of no avail after evidence has been shown. The Truth (Exalted is He) says, “If you could see when the wrongdoers will stand before their Lord, throwing the words [of blame] to one another! Those who were deemed weak will say to the arrogant ones, ‘Had it not been for you, we should certainly have been believers!’ The arrogant ones will say to those who had been deemed weak, ‘Was it we who kept you back from guidance after it reached you? Nay, rather, it was you who transgressed.’” (34:31-32) And I call on every independent, honorable and intelligent one to ask himself a courageous and brave question: were Imam Ali (may Allah honor him) or our chief Hasan or our chief Husayn (Allah was pleased with them) today present in Iraq or Afghanistan, would they have colluded with the Crusaders in the invasion of the lands of Islam, and then cooperate with them and fight the Mujahideen in defense of them? Would they have participated in the governments put in place by the Crusaders and blessed by the United Nations, and would they have obeyed the orders of Bremer, Tommy Franks and Lakhdar Brahimi? Or would they have declared Jihad against them and those who help them? And I call on every independent, honorable and intelligent one to ask himself: is this the Islam for which Imam Ali and Husayn (Allah was pleased with them) sought martyrdom? And I ask him to ask himself: why should Jihad be Halaal in Lebanon but Haraam in Iraq and Afghanistan? And why should America be the Great Satan in Lebanon but the Great Ally in Iraq and Afghanistan? Those who pretend not to see the existence of the current Crusade, and try to portray the conflicts with the Crusader West as being separate, restricted conflicts, or those who differentiate between the Crusade against Iraq and Afghanistan and the Zionist-Crusader war against Lebanon, or those who call for Jihad against America and Israel in Lebanon while at the same time calling for cooperation with America and peace with Israel in Iraq and Afghanistan, or those who don’t believe in the unity of the Muslim Ummah in its defensive war against the Crusade in Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon, or those who entered Kabul and Baghdad on the backs of American tanks, or those who participated in the puppet regimes created by the Crusader occupier in Afghanistan and Iraq: these cannot possibly lead the Ummah in its defense against the Crusade, because he who is missing something cannot give it. And by the same token, the scholars of beggary cannot lead the Ummah in its Jihad against the fiercest Crusade it has ever faced. How can the Ummah’s Jihad be led by those who permit Al Saud to send for the Americans to occupy the Arabian Peninsula and then claim that the massive armies, giant fleets and roaring squadrons of bombers are under the “protection” of Al Saud, who defend and protect them with their emaciated, soft army which can’t even protect itself?! Or by those who tell the youth that it is not permitted to travel for Jihad to Iraq and Afghanistan? Or by those who claim legitimacy for Al Saud and that their obedience is obligatory and claim the necessity of the pledge of allegiance to them, for which they invented a law which restricts it to the sons and grandsons of Abd al-Aziz, including the insane, comatose, atheists, unrighteous and apostates among them, and excludes the just, reliable and distinguished in the nation and its leaders and thinkers, because they are slaves of Al Saud who have nothing to do with the rule which the sons of Abd al-Aziz inherited from their father who won it with the blade of the sword and the gold of the English, and which his sons consolidated with the invading American hordes? Don’t Al Saud’s scholars of beggary remember the statement of the Commander of the Faithful Umar bin al-Khattab, with whom Allah was pleased, “When did you enslave the people after their mothers delivered them as freemen?” Haven’t Al Saud’s scholars approved their government’s decision to build a 900-mile-long wall on the Saudi-Iraq border at a cost of 12 billion dollars to protect the security of the American forces and to prevent the Mujahideen on the Peninsula from joining their brothers in Iraq? Were this money to be spent on a real army, it would have sufficed the people of the Peninsula from begging the Crusaders to defend their flabby show army. And how is it possible for the Ummah’s Jihad to be led by those who permit the rulers of Egypt to kill the Mujahideen and make peace with Israel? Or those who permit the Muslims to fight in the American army against their brothers in Afghanistan? Or those who obligate the Muslim women in France to remove their Hijabs in obedience to its Islam-combating secular government? Or those who obligate the Muslims in Britain to obey Elizabeth, the head of the Church of England? All these and their likes cannot possibly rise to the level of leadership, because they have fall into the depths of beggary. The courageous, resolute, martyrdom-seeking women of Bayt Hanun are a thousand times braver and more honorable than the religion-selling traitors in Iraq and Afghanistan and the scholars of beggary in Cairo, Riyadh, Amman and Sana’a. It also isn’t right that the Jihad of the Ummah be led by those who will lead it into the mazes of daubing oneself with secularism, backing down on the fundamentals of the faith and running after the mirage of elections. Entering the elections under the umbrella of secular constitutions to bring the Islamic movement to power, in addition to its violating the Shari’ah, is also a futile method of achieving Islamic change and mobilizing the Ummah for Jihad against it enemy. It failed in Algeria, failed in Yemen, failed in Jordan, failed in Egypt, and it is today failing in Palestine. The lamentable, distressing thing is that the movements which recoil from confrontation have bestowed legitimacy upon traitors like Mubarak, Al Saud, Ibn Hussein, and Ali Abdullah Salih, and abandoned the fundamentals of the religion and became part of the system’s tricks to absorb the resentment of the Muslim Ummah and drain it in the labyrinth without enacting any real change; on the contrary, the American Zionist plan continues while the leaderships of these movements wear out their support bases on the merry-go-round of rigged elections. With shouting and hoarse throats, they combat the ruling wolves who rig the elections every time, renew the emergency laws every year, and bequeath power from every predecessor to his successor. The Muslim Ummah must arm itself with an awareness guided by the light of the Shari’ah, in order for it to determine: who are its helpers? Who are its enemies? Who are the sincere ones who sacrifice their lives for the glory of Islam and Muslims? And who are the traitors who forfeit the Ummah’s rights, lands and sacred things for power, position, plunder and paychecks? If the Ummah doesn’t arm itself with this awareness, it will never move on to victory, either because its sacrifices will be stolen from it every time, or because it will obey leaderships unable to rise to the level of the battle who spin their followers on the merry-go-round of political mazes. There is no solution without Jihad. All other solutions are not only futile, but moreover, will exacerbate the state of collapse and humiliation in which we live. They are like treating cancer with aspirin. And even worse than that is that these fruitless, impotent solutions give the Crusader-Zionist enemy plenty of time to strengthen its presence and plenty of time for the collective consciousness of the Ummah to become accustomed to the Crusader-Zionist occupation in our countries and for the groups of hypocrisy and profiteering to start repeating that there is no point in resisting, that the occupation is a fact of life with which we must deal, and that we can’t overstep international law, and so on, to the last of the dissonant notes in the recital of submissiveness and surrender. The fact which our enemies realize before our friends is that the thing which trimmed America’s claws, broke its back, and aborted its plans was neither the elections, nor trading in religion, nor beggary, but rather, was the Mujahideen’s love of martyrdom and their sacrifices in Iraq and Afghanistan, in a Jihadi resistance which the people of whims and prejudice have for so long criticized. And I tell the Muslim Ummah: if we don’t resist, we shall be finished. Resistance is a must, and this resistance can be nothing but a popular one at the hands of the Muslim Ummah, because the governments are treasonous and many of the organizations have fallen into the swamp of impotence and going after scraps of the booty. It is incumbent that the Muslim Ummah stand shoulder to shoulder – Mujahideen, men, women, children, elderly, scholars, thinkers, leaders and general public – to expel the Crusader and Jewish invaders from the land of Islam and establish the Islamic state which rules by Shari’ah and defends the rights of the Muslims, because the battle is not the battle of a group or organization, but is the battle of the entire Ummah. Therefore, it is imperative that we break the chains of partisanship to the groups, parties and organizations which stand between the sincere ones and their effective participation in the fighting against the trespasser enemies of Islam, and that we rush, before the opportunity passes us by, to stand in the column of Jihad against the Zionist-Crusader aggression. So we extend our hand and invite every independent and honorable one striving to establish Allah’s Law on His earth and earnestly working to expel the Crusader and Jewish invaders from the land of Islam to cooperate with us and with every sincere one to achieve this goal. We must bear arms. And if we are unable to bear them, then we must support those who carry them. This support comes in many forms and guises, so we must exploit all Da’wah, student and union activities to back the Jihadi resistance. There is a critical and important role to be played by the inviters, students and unionists in backing and supporting the Jihad. They must make it easy for the Ummah’s members to join the ranks of the Mujahideen and raise funds for the Jihad. They must spread awareness in the ranks of the Ummah. They must stake out targets and observe the activities and most prominent aspects of the American-Zionist presence, and gather data and pass it on to the Mujahideen. They must support the families of the prisoners, and disseminate the Mujahideen’s public relations and rebut the fallacies of the governments and their publicists. And they must strive to declare general strikes in protest at the Zionist-Crusader aggression and the governments’ feebleness and their crushing of the demonstrations. The popular forces must take part in rejecting the Crusader-Zionist aggression against the Muslim Ummah, and not just through demonstrations, many of whose times, places and programs are prearranged with the security forces. Rather, the popular rejection must build to applying pressure toward the expulsion of Crusader forces from the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt and the cancellation of the surrender accords with Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Mauritania. The Muslim Ummah must exploit all methods of popular protest, like demonstrations, sit-ins, strikes, refusing to pay taxes, preventing cooperation with the security forces, refusing to provide the Crusaders with fuel, hitting traders who supply the Crusader forces, boycotting Crusader and Jewish products, and other ways of popular protest. And here I remind my Muslim brothers that rights are taken and not given, and that patience and diligence is a must in their extraction. The ruling wolves – agents of the Crusaders and Jews – shall seek to suppress the popular actions in every way possible, and perhaps the clampdown on the student demonstrations in Cairo (in protest at the students of the Islamic movement being prevented from entering the student elections) at the beginning of November is a clear example of that. However, the students will not gain their freedom, nor will anyone in Egypt or the Islamic world gain their freedom, as long as we do not intimidate, because lambs have no place in the middle of a world of wolves. The students must take their anger to the streets, and they must make the mosques, universities, colleges and high schools centers of support for Jihad and resistance. And in this context, I hail our Muslim brothers in Turkey on their demonstrations rejecting the visit of Benedict the Charlatan, who pretended to forget his own creed – full of fantasies and contradictions – and attacked the Noblest Prophet, peace be upon him. These demonstrations reflect the love the Muslims in Turkey have for their Greatest Prophet, Muhammad (peace be upon him), and reveal their passionate Islamic sympathies and their zeal for the victory of Islam in the confrontation with the secularist ruling clique loyal to Israel and America. And perhaps the actions of the Crusaders have proven to the Muslims in Turkey that the Crusaders will only be pleased with them if they abandon their religion. The Truth, Exalted is He, says: “The Jews or the Christians will never be satisfied with you unless you follow their religion.” (2:120) Grandsons of Sultan Muhammad the Conquerer (Allah have mercy on him): hold tight to your religion and your Islam, and know that love of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is only fulfilled by following him and observing his Shari’ah. The Truth, Exalted is He, says, “So take what the Messenger gives you, and refrain from what he prohibits you.” (59:7) And stand in the face of the enemies of Islam – the Crusaders abroad and the Judaized secularists at home – and know that we and the entire Islamic Ummah are with you, with your Muslim brothers in Cyprus, and with every persecuted Muslim everywhere. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The Muslims are equal in their blood and they are as one against the others.” And just as I call on the grandsons of Sultan Muhammad the Conquerer (Allah have mercy on them) to cling to their religion and Islam, and to confront the secularist clique allied to Israel, I also call on the grandsons of Salahuddin (Allah have mercy on them) to cling to their religion and Islam, and to confront the secularist clique loyal to Israel and dominating them with American money and aid. And I tell them that the secularist traitors are striving to sow discord between you and your brothers the Mujahideen, who sympathized with you when you were hit by the crimes of the criminal, pagan Ba’athists. And you know that your Mujahid brothers, especially in Qaida al-Jihad, are – by the grace of Allah – the farthest people from ethnic fanaticism. They have pledged allegiance to the Commander of the Believers, Mulla Muhammad Umar, as their commander, and he isn’t an Arab. So O grandsons of Salahuddin, restore the glory of your forefathers, and don’t allow the secularist deserters to drive a wedge between you and your brothers so they can continue to receive the funding of the Americans and Jews. I also remind our brothers who work in Islamic media of their crucial, critical role in the Muslim Ummah’s battle against the Zionist Crusade in clarifying the facts, dispelling misconceptions and removing the masks from the traitors. And I remind every educated Muslim that his role in confronting the Zionist Crusade is to bear arms. If he cannot, then he must support and serve those who are bearing them, and he must speak the truth to the faces of the idol-kings, tyrants and arrogant ones, and mention them by name: i.e., he must say that Hosni Mubarak, Al Saud, and Ibn Hussein are puppets and traitors. This is his role, and not to prattle and prevaricate or seek his livelihood in writing and interviews, let alone call for submission and obedience to the arrogant tyrants or reconciliation with them and unleash his tongue against the Mujahideen but swallow it if the corruptive idol-kings are mentioned. “And say, ‘Work, and Allah, His Messenger and the believers will see your work, and, and you shall be brought back to the Knower of the unseen and seen: then He will inform you of all that you did.’” (9:105) It is the duty of the Ummah’s vanguard to strive for change, because getting rid of these puppets is the doorway to deliverance and the beginning of the serious Jihadi challenge to the Crusader invasion. As I end my talk, I send my greetings and those of my brothers to our brothers, the Mujahideen in Iraq. And I congratulate them on the establishment of the Islamic State of Iraq, and encourage the Islamic Ummah to back this young, fledgling state, for it – Allah permitting – is the gateway to the liberation of Palestine and the restoration of the Islamic Caliphate. And I also encourage all my Mujahid brothers in Iraq to join this blessed caravan to rescue Iraq of the Caliphate from the schemes of the Crusaders and their agents, the traitorous religion-traders, and to ruin what the beggar Abdul Aziz al-Hakim conspired about in Washington with his master, the defender of the defeated cross. I also send my greetings and those of my brothers to our brothers, the Mujahideen in Somalia, and I remind them that their duty in Somalia is to defend the honor of Islam and Muslims on the Horn of Africa against the Crusaders and Zionists, and to know that what is happening in Somalia is an another installment of the Zionist Crusade which is assaulting the Muslim Ummah everywhere. Brothers in Islam and Jihad in Somalia: know that you are on the southern garrison of Islam, so don’t allow Islam to be attacked from your flank, and know that we are with you, and that the entire Muslim Ummah is with you. “So don’t lose heart, or fall into despair, for you must dominate if you are true in faith.” (3:139) And know that you are fending off the same Crusade which is fighting your brothers in Islam in Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. So be resolute, be patient and be optimistic, for by Allah beside whom there is no other god, even if your enemies possess thousands of tons of iron and explosives, in their chests lie the hearts of mice. So be severe against them like Muhammad was: “You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for he who is expectant of Allah and the Final Day and remembers Allah much. And when the believers saw the confederates, they said, ‘This is what Allah and His Messenger had promised us, and Allah and His Messenger told us what was true.’ And it only added to their faith and their zeal in obedience. Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah; of them some have died and some [still] wait, but they have never changed in the least.” (33:21-23) And I sent my greetings and those of my brothers to the Chechen people, in Jihad against the Russian Crusade for 400 years. O sons of Imam Shamil (Allah have mercy on him), know that you are not alone in confronting the Crusade against Islam. You are at the throats of the Russians and their helpers, and we are at the throats of the Americans and Jews and their followers. So stand firm and remember the statement of the Truth, Exalted is He, “How many of the Prophets fought, and with them were large bands of godly men, but they never lost heart at what befell them in Allah's way, nor did they weaken nor give in. And Allah loves those who persevere. All that they said was, ‘Our Lord, forgive us our sins and our transgression; establish our feet firmly; and help us against the unbelieving people.’ And Allah gave them a reward in this world, and the excellent reward of the hereafter, for Allah loves those who do good.” (3:146-148) And I also send my greetings and those of my brothers to our steadfast brothers in Algeria in the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, the guards of Islam’s western garrison. I ask Allah to accept their sacrifices, perseverance and resoluteness, to send down on them His victory which He promised His believing worshippers, and to conquer with them His enemies, the Crusaders and secularist sons of France. And I give them the good news that the winds of victory are blowing, that the Ummah has risen up, and that the era of humiliation has come to a close. So stand firm, because your Lord says, “O you who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah, that you may prosper.” (3:200) And our final prayer is that all praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and may peace and prayers be on our master Muhammad and upon his family and companions. And may peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings. Translation courtesy of Arabic Language Video