Friday, February 25, 2011

Why Palestinians Are Not Palestinians

As a Muslim who was born and brought up in Saudi Arabia, one of the main goals in my life had been to become a martyr while fighting the Jews in Palestine (or Hindus in Kashmir, depending on where I was). If there was one belief that I held on to, which was as dear to me as La-ilaha-ilAllah-Muhammad-ur-Rasul-Allah, was that the land that the Zionists were living in was the land of Muslims and it must return to the sons of Islam.

Secondly, I held on to the belief that the Jews never had any right to the land; that because they hated Muslims, and were conspiring to conquer all Muslim lands and subjugate us, they had started with Falasteen. And the evil Jews didn’t even stop there. In 1967, as if they hadn’t already taken away enough from my Palestinian brethren, they occupied Al Quds. After that, as the Jews and their lies go, they claimed to have been in Al Quds for the last 3000 years. They claimed they had made a temple there in the time of Solomon but we all had already been informed that there had never been a temple there, just Solomon’s Palace called the “Haikal-e-Suleimani” or “Haikal Suleiman”—either way, there was no temple and had never been. The Jews, on the other hand, were and had always been the most vicious of liars and the worst of enemies to the Ummah of Islam.

That is what I grew up with. Just for clarification, Falasteen is Arabic for Palestine and Al Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

Then, when I was about sixteen years old or so, I lost faith in the self-centered, victim-playing, brainwashing, and bloodthirsty politico-religious ideology of Islam. When I was a Muslim, it was as if my brain had been put in a straitjacket, and when I lost faith in Islam, it was as though my brain broke free for the first time in my life. I could think freely and question everything and anything I wanted to.

It was when I realized my brain’s potential to process information and then judge whether it was factual or not that I thought, “well, wait a minute, if Islam is not true then it is also possible that what Muslims say about others isn’t true either”, or something to that effect. It was thoughts like that that I came about my study of the so called Falasteenis, or Palestinian people.

Instead of starting with my own boring thoughts and words that seem to go on endlessly, I will just try to quote different people over the history who have used the words Palestinian or Palestine. Here we go:

There is no such country as 'Palestine'; 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented!

Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi to the Pell Commission in 1937

It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria.

Ahmed Shuqeiri to the UN Security Council in 1949

Jordan is linked to Palestine by a national relationship and a national unity forged by history and culture from earliest times. The creation of one political entity in East Jordan and another in Palestine would have no basis either in legality or as to the elements universally accepted as fundamental to a political entity.

Declaration of the 8th Palestinian National Congress

Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan, and Jordan hails every Palestinian who seeks to do his duty to his cause and his country.

The Jordanian Foreign Minister (Adwa'min pp. 4-5)

There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity, because it is in the interest of the Arabs to encourage a separate Palestinian identity in contrast to Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity is there only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new expedient to continue the fight against Zionism and for Arab unity.

Zuheir Mohsein, Member of the Supreme Council of the PLO

Palestine and Syria are one homeland. The Arab people will win by the
sword; the victory will be won by the Jihad of the Arab world.

Abdul Malik Dahamshe, an Israeli Arab Knesset member,
at a solidarity visit in Damascus, Syria [David Makovsky, Jerusalem Post,
January 24, 1995]

There is no difference between one Palestinian and another. We are all
Palestinians and we are all Syrian Arabs.

Arab MK, Abdul Darawshe [Jerusalem Institute of Western
Defence, Bulletin 3, August 15, 1997]

Above are several statements over the years by Arabs who mentioned Palestine or Palestinians. Most of these statements reveal what Arabs really think about the term. Everyone knows that there never existed a Palestinian people but now there seems to be a need to shout out to the world, “Oh give these Palestinian people their land”. My question is, “Where are the Palestinian people that we should give them their land?”

The words, Palestinian people, are used in the media and at the UN so much now that we have forgotten that there was a time when Arabs actually protested against the use of these words to describe them. They did not want to be called Palestinians, they wanted to be called Arabs or better yet, Syrians. Take a read of the following:

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The above quotes are from the book “JEWS” by George E. Berkley. I have to be honest that I have not read the whole book. The only reason I even know about this book is because of its chapter 32 (that’s where the quotes are from, pages 287, 292-293) and the only reason I know about that is because it is really hard to find other books that talk about this history in as clear terms as George E. Berkley did in his chapter 32. There are other references, if anyone is interested, but they are all scattered. This was the only place I found where I could read it all condensed in the form above.

Now, of course, that does not conclude my article. I will put my boring thoughts here, just a bit. I have said this for years, Jordan is Palestine, Palestine is Jordan. Arabs have their country, they should move there and stop whining. Jordan, or Transjordan as it was called, only came about to make Arabs happy. They got what they wanted, they need to stop asking for more. In fact, in 1948, they could have gotten more but they wanted it all to themselves so they rejected the whole proposal.

Why is it that so many these days have forgotten what happened a mere 70 years ago. Forget 70 (for if people have found it easy to forget the Shoah, I don’t expect them to remember what happened around the time Israel was born either), but they have forgotten what happened a mere 40 years ago, or 20 or 10. It is easy to always side with the wrong and popular, I think and hard, and sometimes impossible, to stand with what is right.

Today the whole world is living the lie that Arabs created 40 years ago; that they are a Palestinian people whose land it is that the Jews have stolen. This is what is taught in history books and this is what is accepted as the most accepted version of the truth. You deviate from it and you’re just wrong, doesn’t matter what the facts are, you’re wrong!

Before I finish (and to stop myself from ranting on), I want to add another point. History shows us that there were people that called themselves Palestinians. But history also shows us that those people were anything but Arabs. Consider the following letter written to the New York Times in 1975 (it was later printed in The Palestinians: A Political Masquerade, Published by Americans For A Safe Israel by Arthur Kahn and Thomas Murray):

Dear Sir:

Your newspaper frequently uses the term "Palestinian" to describe a section of the Middle East population which is Arab, to differentiate it from Israeli Jews. As the holder of a Palestinian Identity Card and a Certificate of Discharge from a Palestinian Unit of the British army, I find this practice annoying and certainly untrue.

We Palestinian Jews wore the uniform of the British Army, and on our shoulder epaulettes the single word, "Palestine" in English. We tried to get permission to wear Hebrew insignia, fly the Jewish flag and be recognized as Palestinian Jews, but-no, Palestinian meant Jew and Arab, and who cared if there were fewer than 3000 Arabs as compared to 36,000 Jews in khaki? In British army nomenclature, the equivalent of a GI is BOR, meaning British Other Rank. We were formally known as POR , Palestinian Other Ranks.

So we fought the war as Palestinians, set up the Jewish Brigade as Palestinians, and I'll be damned if I agree that only Arafat and his assassins are Palestinians.

As a Palestinian, I was arrested by the British on suspicion of smuggling immigrants into the country. As a Palestinian, I had the honor of commanding the 329th Palestinian Companyof the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (all Jews). There were no equivalent Arab units. Once a British general said to me, "Migawd I have so many things to dislike you for, for being a Jew, American born, a Palestinian-and you don't even know how to handle a knife and fork!

So cut it out, please. Call them what you will, but not Palestinians.

Yours truly,
Joe Criden

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Quran Is Their Box

This just caught my attention from one of Pastorius’s postings of Will’s Links:

Top Islamic Scholars Say Jews and Christians Know Islam Is True, Purposely Removed Muhammad from the Bible.

I thought about writing a comment to it but it became too long for a comment so I am posting it as an article here. Enjoy.

This is what Mohammed said too (and all the caliphs and muftis that followed).

According to different sources, Christians and Jews changed the Bible and removed references to Mohammed because 1) They didn't want to stop eating pork 2) They wanted to keep on fishing on the Sabbath 3) They wanted to keep on committing adultery 4) They just didn't want to accept that an Arab was the chosen one. There are other dumb reasons also, of course, but these were the only ones I could think of off the top of my head. My Muslim thinking is getting rusty Sad smile

Muslims also claim that the Bible forbids the drinking of alcohol and even Gentiles are not allowed to eat pork. Muslims, on top of all this, claim and wholeheartedly believe that even though Christians and Jews have worked together in history (imagine that!) to blot out Mohammed from the Bible, there are still references to him scattered in there (eg. Dueteronomy 18.18).

Now, as a Muslim, the only reason I actually picked up (or downloaded, rather) the Bible was to find references to Mohammed in there (according to Sura 7.157, Mohammed is mentioned in the Torah and Injeel [a corrupted Arabic word for the Greek euangélion]. Not only did I download the Bible and consult different Imams and scholars on what specific verses there were about Mohammed in the Bible that still survive to this day, I also read the Bible cover to cover to actually see for myself whether these verses were what they were hyped up to be in the ummah!

Well, guess what. Reading the Bible made me lose faith not only in Islam but also God, or rather god, because all I knew about the supreme being was from Islam, the supreme being that you can’t really get to know on a personal level and if you try to or claim to know him, then you have committed blasphemy (note: I am not talking about Sufiism here. No one really cares about Sufis. I am talking from a Sunni perspective).

I think my only mistake when I read the Bible to look for Mohammed was that I did not switch off my brain and become a dummy who yells “May Allah's Curse be on the Jews and the Christians for they build places of worship at the graves of their prophets” (this is what Mohammed said right before dying. Compare that with what Christ said. And also consider this: Today, his own followers take pains to go to Medina, where he’s buried, to just look at his grave and be able to touch the golden bars (prison!) that are there to stop people from entering the grave area and touching the grave itself [A funny story about that: So, the Jews wanted to steal Mohammed’s body and they had actually dug a tunnel from Israel {I believe} all the way to Medina. They were so secretive and successful {them Jews!!} that they had got the body and were taking it out. But at the last minute they got caught {hahaha! Allah embarrasses the sneaky Jews every chance he gets. Allah! The greatest of deceivers…hey, that’s in the Quran} and were publically executed], guess Mohammed’s cursing his own people too now).

Anyway, so I didn’t turn off my brains and just walk in the footsteps of 1.3 billion idiots that sing the same songs and recite the same mantra. Three years after I read the Bible for the first time and lost my faith in everything, I converted to Christianity (to join the Jews and the Christians in this conspiracy of hiding the truth and committing adultery and fishing on the Sabbath…yup, I’m big on fishing, look at all the fish in my backyard!!) and a year after that I wrote a tiny book explaining how stupid it is to think that verses like Deuteronomy 18.18 talk about Mohammed and reason that I gave that it was stupid was that, um, no these verses don’t talk about Mohammed. Just read the goddam context!

So to wrap it up, I am not really surprised by that comment by Muslim scholars. It actually makes me feel kind of at peace to know that they still haven’t changed and we are still fighting the same idiotic people that we were fighting when I joined this fight.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the following Hadith (Bukhari, Vol 2. No 555):

Narrated Ash-sha'bi:

The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba narrated, "Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ." So Al-Mughira wrote: I heard the Prophet saying, "Allah has hated for you three things:

1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others.

2. Wasting of wealth (by extravagance)

3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters) or asking others for something (except in great need).

(The writings in parentheses are additions by the translators and not in the original text.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Roughly 1440 Years Ago Today Evil Bared Its Teeth In A Smile

Mohammed was born on this day (according to the Islamic calendar) roughly 1440 years ago. He died some 1380 years ago but it seems we’re still dealing with his murdering self that he left in every single one of his followers.

In fact we are having to fight him more than people in his day did. I think the reason being that the people in his day either fought against him, knowing who he really was, and died like warriors or they joined him, knowing who he was, and killed like maniacs. We, on the other hand, can’t seem to make up our minds.

Shame on us all (say: liberals/dhimmis) for we seem to have forgotten what our forefathers stood for and fought against.

Monday, February 14, 2011

First Tunisia then Egypt then Yemen and now a GCC state

Reports of protests in Bahrain. Follow the Google News link for related news.