There is no god except Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger.

There is no god except Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger.

What Unity?

Unity against hate crimes, whether racial, religious or nationalistic. Unity against the tyranny of oppressive governments and financial terrorists. Unity does not mean you give up all that you believe but agree that some things have gone too far and has to stop.

Al Hak (Arabic Paltalk room)

Paltalk Room-Muslim Human Right to Unite

Friday, 25 March 2011

Saudi Arabia aiding Bahraini masacre.

Arab Bahraini Shia majority discriminated against by ruling party.

Excessive and deadly force used by police.

Bahrain protest deaths point to excessive force.

An eyewitness told Amnesty International that police opened fired on the procession of mourners without warning, as they chanted slogans criticizing the government and calling for Bahrain to have a new constitution and a democratically elected government.

The will of the Bahraini people.

Bahrain’s demonstrations represent its people’s will.

Christian commentary on Bahrain.

Bahrain protests: A point of no return for ruling family – and Obama.

  • Stop distrust sown between Sunnis and Shiites
  • First and foremost, the US could forcefully and publicly refute the Bahraini government’s timeworn argument that pro-democracy protests are a bid for supremacy by the Shiite majority, orchestrated by Iran. The regime has long played up fears of a Shiite “winner take all” strategy as one backed by Iran to sow distrust between Shiite activists and their liberal Sunni allies.
  • This tactic has obscured the underlying problem in Bahrain. It is not sectarianism or Iranian influence, but rather the rule of the few over the wishes of the many. True, the Sunni-Shiite split is a major societal division on the island. But many in Bahrain argue that this would not be so if the country had a more just and representative form of government and equitable distribution of resources.
  • A new approach might pursue three objectives. 1) Condemn the crackdown and the regime’s mischaracterization of the opposition (which President Obama has done). 2) Urge that King Hamad launch an investigation into the conduct of the security forces and end the recruitment of non-Bahrainis. 3) And most important, take immediate steps to re-empower the Bahraini parliament and alleviate the material grievances that have galvanized the opposition.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Muslims; the basics.

مسلم Muslim


he mus in Muslim has no real English equivalent. It is usually pronounced the way 'mus' appears in the word Mustang but it is not the same.

adjective, noun, plural -Muslims.
of or pertaining to the belief system, religion, culture, law, or civilization of Islam.
an adherent of Islam.
Sunni Muslim. Shia Muslim

Incorrect forms, Moslem.

Previously Muslims were often and wrongly called Muhamadans.

Origin: < Arabic, literally, a person who submits in Islam.

Root word: سلم Sa li ma 1. meaning to be safe 2. to preserve 3. to keep the peace (ref Hans Weir dictionary)

From which we also get the word: سلام salaam which means 1. peace 2. unimpaired (ref Ibid)

From the root word سلم sa li ma we also get the word Islam اسلام The name of the way of life/ideology/religion of Muslims.
non-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural -lims, -lim.
pro-Mus·lim, adjective, noun
pseu·do-Mus·lim, adjective, noun.

Note: Anyone can be Muslim but not every Muslim is a Mu'min or Muhsin.

Mu'min: A believer is actually different from being just a Muslim, it requires a lot more than just accepting Islam. For example one level of being Mu'min is that you perform your prayers everyday and not drinking alcohol and not fornicating.

Ihsan is one of the highest levels of being a Muslim.

Faasiq: One who openly drinks booze, and admits having sexual relations outside marriage, whether Muslim or non-Muslim.

Kaafir: A non-believer or someone who covers up the truth.

Kufr: Disbelief. There are many types not all take a person outside the pale of Islam.

Nifaaq: Hypocrisy; fake being a Muslim or fake belief in God.

Taqiya: of various types but usually; to conceal your faith out of protecting your life from harm or danger to yourself or family. Not the same as Hypocrisy. In times of danger and threat to life Islam allows concessions in certain areas. Normally a Muslim is forbidden from drinking booze and eating pork but to save ones life Islam allows it for the period necessary, after which it becomes forbidden again once you are out of danger.


There are types and types of Muslims, so why do some people like to portray Muslims as being all the same?

Muslims are the same in that they all believe that Islam is the name of the religion/ideology that they practice. They believe the Quran is the final revelation from God, that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. They believe in the life hereafter and that heaven and hell are real places. And they all believe that Allah is God.

So where do they differ?

Not all Muslims accept that all the traditions narrated in the books of Bukhari and Muslim etc to be correct.

Not all Muslims accept that the Prophet left the world without leaving and nominating his successor.

And not all Muslims accept that he perpetrators of violent terrorist crimes represents all Muslims. There are various Muslim scholars and leaders most of which agree on many areas but there are those that disagree on some issues.

Why do they differ?

There are many narrations and interpretations so naturally difference of opinions will come about. For example when the Prophet said to the early Muslims 'Do I not have more right over you than your own selves'? They said 'Yes'. The Prophet then said 'For whoever I was his master Ali is also his master'. The word Maula that was used by the Prophet has several meanings in Arabic' so different approaches are adopted to arrive at an understanding of what was intended by the Prophet (pbuh&hf). Some have even suggested that the meaning intended was friend and not master but this meaning is out of context, given the nature of the place and the amount of people being spoken to.

Because of this and other disagreements two main branches of Muslims came about that make up the majority of those that espouse Islam as their way of life. These differences are often exaggerated and manipulated to create tensions and division. But both branches are able to live together and often marry and keep close ties of friendship.

The main articles of belief

1 There is no God but Allah

2 Muhammad is the final Prophet of Allah, (and the Leadership after the Prophet).

3 There is a life hereafter where all people whether they accepted belief in God or not will be brought to account and dealt with accordingly.

Then there are the obligatory practices that every Muslim is required to maintain.

1 Prayers (Salat).

2 Fasting (Saum of Ramadhan).

3 Pilgrimage (Hajj to Mecca once in your life).

4 Commanding or enjoining good and forbidding or discouraging sin (Amr bil Maroof and Nahy anil Munkar).

5 Charity/Alms (Zakat-Khums-Sadaqa)

and there are others found in books giving much more detail.


Monday, 10 January 2011

Undercover Agents or Agents of Provocation.

Police Tactics-MI5-CIA-Mosad etc all over the world there is infiltration of groups, including Muslim campaigners. They are not only spying, they are providing drugs and weapons as well as provoking and funding activists and even lawless terrorism.

Undercover officer spied on green activists

Guardian investigation reveals details of PC Mark Kennedy's infiltration of dozens of protest groups

Mark Kennedy: A journey from undercover cop to 'bona fide' activist.

Rob Evans and Paul Lewis

Mark Kennedy
Mark Kennedy has since quit the Met, telling his friends that what he did was wrong. Photograph: Guardian

A police officer who for seven years lived deep undercover at the heart of the environmental protest movement, travelling to 22 countries gleaning information and playing a frontline role in some of the most high-profile confrontations, has quit the Met, telling his friends that what he did was wrong.

PC Mark Kennedy, a Metropolitan police officer, infiltrated dozens of protest groups including anti-racist campaigners and anarchists, a Guardian investigation reveals.

Legal documents suggest Kennedy's activities went beyond those of a passive spy, prompting activists to ask whether his role in organising and helping to fund protests meant he turned into an agent provocateur.

Kennedy first adopted the fake identity Mark Stone in 2003, pretending to be a professional climber, in order to disrupt the UK's peaceful movement to combat climate change. Then aged 33, he grew long hair and sported earrings and tattoos, before going on to attend almost every major demonstration in the UK up to the G20 protests in London. He was issued with a fake passport and driving licence.

Sensitive details about Kennedy's activities had been set to be raised in Nottingham crown court in legal argument relating to a case of six activists accused of conspiring to break into Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station.

But prosecutors unexpectedly abandoned the trial after they were asked to disclose classified details about the role the undercover officer played in organising and helping to fund the protest.

Kennedy, who recently resigned from the Met, is understood to be torn over his betrayal, telling one activist that his infiltration had been "really wrong". "I'll just say I'm sorry, for everything," Kennedy said. "It really hurts."

Apparently keen for redemption, Kennedy indicated he would "help" the defendants during their trial and was in touch with their lawyer. He backed out three weeks ago, citing his concern for the safety of his family and himself.

The Met could face pressure to explain the ethics of deploying an officer so deep undercover. It has been repeatedly criticised for its handling of protests. A Metropolitan police spokesman said: "We are not prepared to discuss the matter."

Kennedy is believed to have been one of at least two undercover operatives working for the National Public Order Intelligence Unit, an agency that monitors so-called domestic extremists. He told friends each undercover spy cost £250,000 a year.

The officer was found out in October after friends, some of whom had grown suspicious about a seemingly "perfect activist", discovered a passport bearing his real name. They eventually unearthed documentary proof that he had been a policeman since around 1994, and, confronted with the evidence, Kennedy confessed. He is now living abroad.

Police arrested 114 activists at a school near Nottingham in April 2009 in a controversial operation to prevent activists from breaking into the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station the next day.

Twenty-six activists were later charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass. Of those, 20 admitted they planned to break into the power station to prevent the emission of around 150,000 tonnes of carbon.

They were convicted after failing to convince a jury their actions were designed to prevent immediate greater harm from climate change.Handing down lenient sentences last week, a judge said they had been acting with "the highest possible motives".

It is widely presumed that Kennedy tipped off police about the protest. But activists who spent four months working with Kennedy to hatch the plan now question whether he crossed a boundary and became an agent provocateur.

The allegation was set to emerge during the trial of the six defendants who – unlike the other activists – maintained that they had not yet agreed to break into the power station. According to legal papers drawn up by their lawyers, Kennedy helped to organise the demonstration from an early stage, driving on reconnaissance trips of the power station and suggesting the "best and easiest way" to get into the plant.

"He continued to participate, including hiring, paying for and driving a vehicle and volunteering to be one of two principal climbers who would attach himself to the [coal-carrying] conveyor belt. He actively encouraged participation in the action and expressed the view that he was pleased it was going to be an action of some significance," the papers say.

The documents state that planning meetings for the protest took place at Kennedy's house and he paid the court fees of another activist arising from a separate demonstration. "It is assumed that the finance for the accommodation, the hire of vehicles and the paying of fines came from police funds," they state.

Lawyers for the activists submitted their demand for material about Kennedy's role last Monday. The CPS confirmed it would not proceed with the trial, stating that "previously unavailable information" that undermined its case had come to light.

It said there was no longer sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of prosecution.

"I have no doubt that our attempts to get disclosure about Kennedy's role has led to the collapse of the trial," said Mike Schwarz, a solicitor at the Bindmans law firm who represented the activists.

"It is no coincidence that just 48 hours after we told the CPS our clients could not receive a fair trial unless they disclosed material about Kennedy, they halted the prosecution. Given that Kennedy was, until recently, willing to assist the defence, one has to ask if the police were facing up to the possibility their undercover agent had turned native."