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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 ...

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 ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Islam, the Religion of Mercy

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Islam, the Religion of Mercy - by Imam Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah  ’Ali Abd-ur-Rahman al-Hudhaifi from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, on 17th Sha'baan 1422AH The Transcript: "Allah divided mercy into one-hundred parts. He released one part of it to the earth by which the creatures are merciful to one another; you see a female horse or she-camel lift up her hoof so as not to trample on her young ones. Allah then kept the remaining ninety-nine parts with Himself for the Day of Resurrection." [Al-Bukhari] All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. May peace and blessings be upon the Messenger, his household Read more ...

Israel Lambasts John Kerry for ‘Amplifying’ Boycott

Poor US Secretary of State John Kerry. He tries to defend Israel, even to save Israel; he tries to legitimize its illegal occupation and have the Palestinians accept their dispossession, and in return he is lambasted by Israel’s politicians as “an amplifier” of “anti-Semitic boycotts.” John Kerry, who has been engaged since the summer in trying to resurrect the long moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, is due to present his proposed framework agreement to both sides in the coming week. If reports are to be believed, the framework agreement gives much more to Israel than is either morally or legally justified. Indeed if it corresponds Read more ...

The Whitewashing of Ariel Sharon

Source : PalestineChronicle | By Ramzy Baroud The death of former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon enlivened US media’s interest in the legacy of a man considered by many a war criminal, and by some a hero. In fact, the supposed heroism of Sharon was at the heart of CNN coverage of his death on January 11. Sharon spent his last eight years in a coma, but apparently not long enough for US corporate media to wake up from its own moral coma. CNN online’s coverage presented Sharon as a man of heroic stature, who was forced to make tough choices for the sake of his own people. “Throughout, he was called ‘The Bulldozer’, a fearless leader who got things Read more ...

Why Israel Assassinated Yasser Arafat?

From the first moment, I did not have the slightest doubt that Yasser Arafat was assassinated. It seems there are still plenty of parties who would prefer that Arafat’s death continues to be treated as a mystery rather than as an assassination. It is hard, however, to avoid drawing the logical conclusion from the finding last week by Swiss scientists that the Palestinian leader’s body contained high levels of a radioactive isotope, polonium-210. An inconclusive and much more limited study by a Russian team published immediately after the Swiss announcement also suggests Arafat died from poisoning. Polonium 210 is so toxic that it is difficult Read more ...

Israel Trying to Destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel braces for reaction to proposed law that would allow Jews to pray in the grounds of Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque. Occupied East Jerusalem - Until a few weeks ago, most Israeli and Palestinian pundits dismissed the possibility of a Palestinian uprising in the near future. However, a draft Israeli law granting Jews the right to pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque esplanade - one of the three most holy sites in Islam - is forcing some observers to reconsider their previous assessments. The draft law, which is being discussed in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, would designate "time and space" for Jews wishing to pray there. The haram al-sharif, Read more ...

Friday Khutbah : Syria Crisis – O Bilad al-Sham! You are in Our Hearts!!

Friday Khutbah : Syria Crisis - O Bilad al-Sham! You are in Our Hearts!! Khutbah by Sh. Yasir Qadhi | Transcribed by Sameera | Source: MuslimMatters [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's khutbah on the Syrian crisis, delivered on February 10, 2012. The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] Part 1 My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, one of the very few lands that our Prophet (peace be upon him) has mentioned in numerous traditions, and in fact even before him, Allah has mentioned by reference in the Quran is the land of Sham, which is now the land of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon Read more ...