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Islam is not your Enemy!

Passionate
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6/20/2013 7:53:26 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Ever since the Soviet Union crumbled to dust, a steady drum beat has emanated from the media capitals of the "Developed" world warning them of their next enemy. Every major news paper screamed that "Communism is dead but there exists an enemy (an old one though ...) that is waiting in the wings". Slanted references and jaundiced opinions against Muslims & Islam began to appear in every type of media near the end of the Cold War. A day does not pass nowadays without new and recycled vitriol appearing against Islam & it adherents.

What has led to the present state of affairs? Is this kind of propaganda against Muslim countries justified? Are the Muslims so powerful that they can knock down the proverbial "Gates of Vienna" at the time of their choosing? Let"s reflect upon this a bit. The most important factors which determine the well being of a society or country can be broadly categorized in to 3 types "

Scientific attitude & development
Political Strength
Economic Strength

Let"s analyze the present state of the Muslim world with respect to these 3 factors.

Scientific attitude & development

The Muslims countries continue to languish in the areas of scientific research. In the past few centuries, the contribution of the Muslim countries to cutting edge areas of science is close to a zero.

No Muslim country has been able to develop a Space/ Satellite program which is worth the pixels on your screen. Compare that with the advanced Space exploration of USA, India, Europe and China. USA sent a man to the moon 30 years ago. China plans to replicate that feat in the next decade.

And what can the Muslims do? They can"t even send a man across 7 continents using indigenous technologies. They don"t even know how to manufacture a plane without western help. Leave alone planes, they can"t even design cars that can compete in the global market. Even the shoes they wear are manufactured by nations which are not Muslim.

No Muslim country has been successful in harnessing nuclear power for electricity by using nuclear fission except one. And forget nuclear fusion - the Muslim countries can"t even dream about that technology. Contrast that with the recent International fusion reactor which is being developed by everyone except the Muslim countries.

Look at the news excerpt below "

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project by the United States, the European Union, China, India, Russia, Japan and South Korea will attempt to combat global warming by harnessing the fusion that runs the sun, creating an alternative to polluting fossil fuels.

http://www.sci-tech-today.com...

French President Jacques Chirac, right, with at his side European Commission President Jose Mauel Barroso, left, shakes hand with US secretary of state for energy Raymond Orbach, during the signature by officials from six nations and the European Union at the Elysee Palace in Paris Tuesday Nov. 21, 2006, of a long-awaited, euro10 billion (US$12.8 billion) pact to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor aimed at developing a cheaper, cleaner and safer energy source..(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Read what Uri Avnery, the famous Israeli has to say about the current situation of the Muslims. He mentions in his article "Salaam or Salami" dated 08th Oct 2005
http://zope.gush-shalom.org...

"I told the students that we (Israel) are now at the height of our power. We have a vast technological, economic and military superiority. The sole super-power in the world is our close ally. The Arab world is split; its countries are governed by corrupt and inefficient regimes that do not give a damn for the Palestinians."
Coming back to the topic in question, majority of Muslims masses are backward and lack means to a decent education, health care and livelihood. They blindly follow the opinions of their so called leaders. The Muslims are sunk so deep in superstition that they seek to solve the problems of the living by calling out to the dead. Which community could be more foolish than this?

In spite of these massive shortcomings, Muslims are portrayed as the next super power who are about to enter the Anglo Saxon world and devour its riches. I ask just one simple question - Given the present scenario of the Muslim world, is this possible or probable?

Any sane person whether Muslim or Non Muslim would say "NO." Or in everyday lingo, he/she would look at you with a wry smile on his/her face and then respond "Are you nuts?"

In fact the next super power is billed to be China or India. Every new report on this issue confirms this view. Listen to what ex World Bank Chief James Wolfensohn has to say about this

http://news.yahoo.com...

"Western nations must prepare for a future dominated by China and India, whose rapid economic rise will soon fundamentally alter the balance of power ...
Within 25 years, the combined gross domestic products of China and India would exceed those of the Group of Seven wealthy nations"

Yet, irrational fear is instilled into the minds western people about the poor Muslims.

2.Political Strength

Most Muslim countries are ruled by dictators who are steeped in colonialist ideologies. They are corrupt and are answerable to none. Muslim countries routinely top the charts of corruption and every kind of wrong doing. Muslims are prevented from practicing their religion even in their homelands. Ironically it is easier to grow a beard and wear the hijab in non Muslim countries such as USA, India and Europe rather than historically Muslim countries like Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. Most of its rulers dance to neo colonialist tunes and destroy its citizens lives based upon illusionary charges.

Democracy is routinely gang raped by Muslim governments who are used by the Neo colonialist powers to keep the Muslims under check. Democracy was gang raped 15 years ago by the "Muslim" government of Algeria in collusion with the "Democratic western governments". Today, democracy is being gang raped again in Palestine, yet no one cares two hoots about it. Even if the Muslims elect a government, they are made to confirm to the 'flavour' as required by the neo colonialists. Otherwise, such governments are boycotted by the 'International community' and subjected to every kind of humiliation. So much for democracy!
As with regards to unity among the Muslims countries, Sheikh Deedat used to say "The combined effect of the Muslims countries on world affairs is never more than zero." This was true 100 years ago and it still holds good today.

3.Economic Strength

The economy of Spain is much better than the entire Arab world combined. This one sentence is enough to sum up the dismal state of affairs of the Muslim countries. Muslims ruled Spain for 800 years yet they are nowhere close to even equaling Spain"s economic performance.

The Muslim countries have got addicted to a "drug" called oil and very soon the wells will run dry. What will happen to the Muslims then? Will the situation of the Muslims countries get even darker? Can it get even darker?
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6/20/2013 7:55:09 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Conclusion

Muslims don"t seek to impose their religion on anyone else. When they can"t even protect the "Gates of Baghdad" how can they come knocking on the "Gates of Vienna"?

All they want is a clean government which is accountable to its people. They want to end the illiteracy among their peoples and offer them a vision of a better tomorrow where the right to live and work is guaranteed. They want affordable healthcare and housing. They want to end the superstition and blind following of their societies. They want to teach individuals to think independently and question every blind belief. The Muslims are fed up of alien ideologies which has divided and weakened them for the past 100 years or more. All they want to do is follow the peaceful precepts of their religion.

Yet, Muslims are not being allowed to achieve these simple objectives. By denying this to the Muslims, the "Coalition of the willing" is turning even the moderates into extremists. Muslims are being labeled as extremists and terrorists who seek to enslave the world. They are being projected as unthinking zombies who don"t care for human life.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Were people just like you who want to live peacefully with our wives and children. We want a better tomorrow. We love life and value Peace. If the Western world continues this repression then there is only one conclusion which seems feasible " "You want to invade us and colonize and loot our meager resources once more like you did a few decades ago and this hullabaloo about "War on Terror" is a big fat lie".

Peace is a tango - it takes two to perform; two who respect each other. Understand that, before it is too late!

Source : (http://islam.thetruecall.com...)
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Fruitytree
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6/20/2013 9:26:14 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Well, it isn't that Islam is western world enemy, but the western world made itself Islam enemy , and whether Muslims are week today or not, there will come a time, when the Balance will change again, just as it changed in the past, history repeats itself quicker than you'd think.
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6/20/2013 9:35:29 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/20/2013 9:26:14 AM, Fruitytree wrote:
Well, it isn't that Islam is western world enemy, but the western world made itself Islam enemy , and whether Muslims are week today or not, there will come a time, when the Balance will change again, just as it changed in the past, history repeats itself quicker than you'd think.

The peace of Islam in action.
Religion is just mind control. George Carlin
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6/20/2013 9:56:11 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/20/2013 9:35:29 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 6/20/2013 9:26:14 AM, Fruitytree wrote:
Well, it isn't that Islam is western world enemy, but the western world made itself Islam enemy , and whether Muslims are week today or not, there will come a time, when the Balance will change again, just as it changed in the past, history repeats itself quicker than you'd think.

The peace of Islam in action.

Boooo
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6/20/2013 10:08:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
It is clear, from a historical point of view, that Muhammad, as a youth participated in worshipping all the 360 pagan gods in the Kabah in Mecca which was owned and operated by the Quraish tribe to which Muhammad was member in good standing. As Muhammad grew up, he was influenced by Christians (monotheists) who condemned the polytheism at the Kabah. At some point in Muhammad's life, he was convinced by the Christians that Polytheism was wrong and sought to reject the 360 pagan gods he had grown up with. Muhammad was converted to the concept of monotheism through the influence and teachings of Christians. Being a proud "nationalistic cultural Arab", bent on preserving his traditions, Muhammad, decided to "reform" his native pagan religion, rather than adopt a completely different religion like Christianity. Muhammad took the top pagan god of the Kabah in Mecca (called Hubal and/or Allah) and chose it to be his new monotheistic god. This god was already considered the top god among other gods at the Kabah. Muhammad's strategy was simple. Rather than converting all the Arab people to the monotheism of Christianity, Muhammad merely banished the other 359 pagan gods and chose the one remaining to be the one and only god... what Muslims refer to today as "Allah".
Psalm 118:8, "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man."