Category Archives: Politics & News

Modern Israel: Pioneers of Terror in the Holy Land

I often hear the awfully misinformed and false claim: “They have been killing each other forever and they will just keep at it.” The truth is that, for 1400 years, Muslims ruled Palestine and the entire region, and Muslims, Christians and Jews had lived in peace. Of course, there were exceptions, such as when the European Crusaders, mowing down the inhabitants of Ma'arrat al-Nu'man on the way [Edward Peters, The First Crusade: The Chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres and Other Source Materials (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998), 84.], invaded Jerusalem and killed every man, woman and child,  and 10,000 people in the Al-Aqsa Mosque alone [Fulcher Read more ...

Rania Masri Speech: “Mr.Obama, What is Barbaric?”

A speech by Rania Masri, the keynote speaker, during the ‘Texas For Gaza’ protest on August 2, 2014 in Austin Texas.

(Note that the recording missed the first few seconds. She began it by saying that “Yesterday, the Obama administration said that the abduction of the Israeli invading soldier by the Palestinian Resistance was a ‘barbaric act’.”)

 

Israeli Deceptions Revealed in Story of ‘Kidnapped’ Soldier

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth | Source: PalestineChronicle A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast over its attack on Gaza. On Sunday, as the army indicated it would start limited withdrawals, Israel claimed Hadar Goldin was dead, possibly buried in a collapsed tunnel as Israel bombarded the area in which he was seized. His family said he was being left behind. Israeli officials or media did not view Hamas’ operation dispassionately. Goldin was not “captured” but “kidnapped” Read more ...

When Reporting Becomes a Weapon of Mass Deception

By: Dr. Mosheer Amer – Gaza | Source: PalestineChronicle Mainstream media pursues reporting that is antithetical to the promise of ethical journalism and contributes in prolonging the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “I want to apologize now and tonight for my error on the broadcast Tuesday. We’ll correct it tonight on [ABC]”, said a tweet from America’s ABC News Diane Sawyer on 10 July after she falsely misreported the scene of the aftermath of an Israeli air raid on Palestinians in Gaza as destruction caused by Palestinian rockets. Whether Sawyer’s misreporting of events on the ground is a case of gratuitous ignorance or willful omission, Read more ...

Special Du’a: For the People of Palestine

A Special Du'a by Mishary Rashid Alafasy for Gaza / Palestine Allah is sufficient for us. He is the best disposer of affairs. Allah is sufficient for us. He is the best disposer of affairs. Oh Magnificent, oh Honoured One, Oh Magnificent, oh Honoured One, Oh Allah, Save the Muslims of Gaza, Oh Allah, Save the Muslims of Gaza, Oh Allah!!! Oh Allah, be a Guardian and Helper for them, Oh Allah, Our Lord, strong are those who are near to You, Glorious is Your Praise and sanctified are Your Names, Oh Allah no one can abolish Your command and no one can defeat Your army. Praise and glory to You, Oh Allah, to You the Jews (those Read more ...

In the Case of Israel: Western Hypocrisy at its Best

Source: PalestineChronicle | By Ludwig Watzal The kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and their murder was a despicable crime. Those responsible must be held accountable and brought to justice. Everybody condemned this heinous crime, including all Western leaders. After the abduction, the Israeli occupying forces started a search throughout the West Bank that led not only to the killings of a lot of innocent Palestinians but also to the devastation of uncountable homes and the demolition of two houses of assumed suspects. Until now, nobody knows who committed the crime. Collective punishment of the Palestinian collective is the norm in the Occupied Palestinian Read more ...

Humble Message from the Life of Omar

When the Muslims surrounded Jerusalem, the inhabitants said they would surrender the city only if the Muslim ruler himself — Omar, the second successor or “Caliph,” of the Prophet Muhammad— came to them. [1] So Omar sojourned by camel from Damascus, Syria to Jerusalem in the Holy Land. As Omar approached the city, his servant became weary, so he ordered his servant to ride the steed while he walked it by the reins. When they entered Jerusalem —records indicate it very well could have been Easter— the people of the city mistook the servant for the Caliph. When corrected, they couldn’t believe that this man in tattered and dirty clothes, leading Read more ...

Muslims view Narendra Modi with Hate not Fear

Recently an acquaintance of mine echoed the following words to me: “Even if Narendra Modi was involved in the 2002 Gujarat riots, I don’t care. His economic work wins out. I will vote for him.” Since then, I have not been able to shake a deep-seated disturbance at his disregard for essential humanity. This disregard, I fear, is shared by many in India. Before I lose your attention, this is not another piece debating Modi’s guilt. In fact, the argument about Modi’s guilt is endless. I have my view, you have yours, and facts are facts—they don't change even after a questionable judgment from the court that gave Modi a clean chit. But that’s Read more ...

How the Truth struck me like lightning – Zahra Bainter

Zahra Baintner is a German woman who traversed a turbulent phase of life to finally embrace Islam. In her story, Baintner says she was not lucky enough to be born in a Muslim community. “There is no new born child who is not born on fitra (the natural disposition and inclination to Islam). It is his parents who make him a Jew or Christian or Magian.” [Hadith-e-Nabwi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam]   "Some people are lucky enough to be born into Muslim households and brought up according to the principles of Islam. Adhan and Iqamah is whispered into their ears, thus right from their birth they are taught Allah’s name, that He is one and Read more ...

Al-Aqsa vs Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath

Source : PalestineChronicle | By Ramzy Baroud Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher. The status of al-Aqsa mosque is unparalleled within the context of Muslim heritage in Palestine itself. It is also the third holiest Muslim shrine anywhere. But equally as important, it is a symbol of faith, resistance and defiance. Its story of struggle and perseverance goes hand in hand with the very modern Palestinian struggle for rights, freedom and identity. Read more ...