The cloak of deception

Welcome to a world where people choose titles and terms and all in the name of religion by deceiving the weak and over powering the poor in the name of Islam. Over the last few decades but more recently so, we have seen men in turbans, men in suits with women covered from top to toe and women in suits, calling under the banner of Islam for democracy.

So let me make some clarifications, Democracy isn’t Islamic, let us be honest with ourselves and stop pretending that it is. Democracy is a system and Islam has brought us a completely different system. Shura system is an Islamic government system. The Shura Council is the council of elite Muslim scholars that are consulted by the ruler in the matters of the State.

So if you plan on wearing the cloak of claiming to be an Islamic scholar and you call for pro-democracy uprisings, then remove it while you call for it or wear it and call it what it is and stop calling it democracy and call it Shura, but stop fooling the mild and weak in the name of religion who die not in the name of God almighty or in the name of truth but in the name of your political gain under your cloaked deception.

Ibn Khaldun Center recently released a report ” Ibn Khaldun Center’s report on Muslim Brotherhood violence, violations and terror attacks in Egypt from 30/6/2013 until 25/12/2013 the date Muslim Brotherhood organization was declared a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government.” Unfortunately there has been little coverage on this as expected however, when I read it, the question that arose is what is the difference between the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Wefaq with their umbrella opposition and their highly critical false information, yet to be retracted.

The similarities are visible in the way the international mass media and NGO’s covered only one side of the story and might I add the Muslim Brothers, foreign press and human rights organizations fabricated stories about the Brotherhood victims which resulted from the disengagement of the armed sits-in. Ibn Khaldun Center also exposed the forged photos that MB and Aljazeera Channel of Qatar used to convince the world opinion that the disengagement was a massacre, using images of victims from Syria, Libya and south Africa. It also exposed Muslim Brotherhood faked interviews through Aljazeera, using women and children to address false stories to the world. Sounds familiar?

Al Wefaq, like the Muslim Brotherhood was the source and still is the source that markets the misleading and dramatic images worldwide, to date with no media retraction or expansion. They have cried victim where they were the perpetrators. (Read more about Al Wefaq misleading the public here ) .

To those who take time to read, we are living in very crucial times, many of the decisions that we make today will have profound influence on our families and the world we are living in. So we need to ask ourselves, before we take any decision, where are we headed and what are we pursuing and are those correct decisions and what are they based on.

This article is directed at Muslims. Why? Because everywhere you look today Islam is used as a front for an underlying deception and the whole Muslim community is affected by the actions of a few. Due to those actions Islam becomes distorted and Muslims become persecuted both physically and psychologically as the images sent around the world show a distorted image of what Islam and Muslims represent. The titles carried by a few as well as their misconduct reflect upon all of us. For example Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, a subject I have written about before with their birth and their origins and when their selfish gains becomes a revolution.

Previously I did not touch on the brotherhood, however as I felt the need to understand and research the organization Shaykh Muhammad Aamaan Al-Jaamee  clarified my questions as did other Islamic Scholars before I commented and before I base an opinion of which many may not be too pleased with, but it is an opinion that I stand with following researching which has bought me to this conclusion.

First, as Muslims, we must look at events not only on the surface but we must have the ability to look at what lies beneath and within. In short, start reading between the lines. The best way to do that is to return to our source and to the revelation that was sent as a mercy to mankind by Allah Suphan wa ta’ala through the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

As Muslims we should understand that there is nothing worthy of worship but Allah, the creator of the heavens and the earth and that we were not put on this earth to worship men and it is our duty to search for the truth. We are in the process of being gradually severed at the roots and it is visible to the extent of the differences amongst us and the divisions that are present in our society today.  Who created the divide and rule foreign policy? Ask yourselves, who is the beneficiary of divisions amongst us?

There is a global culture being forced down our throats and what we need to comprehend is that Islam stands up to that global culture, however with the deep divisions we are so embedded in fighting one another that we lose sight of the real enemy. Unfortunately there are sources that are being used to engage the Muslim world with this global culture, this “new worlds” order and in order to do that they use their stooges around the world to promote democracy that they have yet to apply back home.

Previously I covered how the “Canvas” was clear in Bahrain and a click a way it becomes more clear around the world from Egypt  to Ukraine. There is a deceptive cloak that is being worn to fool nation upon nation into a new global culture, one world, one economy, pluralism. Beware of those who speak of fraternity, equality and liberty and think and search for the truth before we are stripped of our identity. Men of cloaks, remove your cloaks and put on your swim wear and comprehend when you call for a democracy that you understand the term according to RAND “A commitment to democracy as understood in the liberal western tradition”.

What is the difference between Al Wefaq, National Islamic Society and the Muslim Brotherhood when they call for democracy? What is the difference when they call people to prayer and yet want to adopt western ideals and western man-made laws? “For the people, by the people”- Where does it state in the Quran for the people, by the people?

Today we are facing the biggest battle and a trial and test of our strengths and weaknesses. Media, what do we do? We are fighting an old war with new technology. While the rest of the Arab and Islamic world has fallen prey to war and civil strife, the Arabian Gulf has managed to remain steady despite the constant bombardment of the western controlled media and old as well as newly propped up NGO’s constantly applying pressure via lobbying and articles without providing the full case or the complete picture.

By now we should comprehend that NGO’s are missionaries of empire . It has been written time and time again. They have been and are currently being used as tools of western foreign policy which is promoting ideologies that distort the Muslim world dividing us into camps.

The Political system of the world has failed, socialism has failed, and capitalism is failing, so now we come to this global culture, this “New World” and with them they bring globalism, and like all the other “isms” will fail too, but we must not sit on the sidelines waiting, we must do our part and reject their Bidah (innovation) not pretend to accept it for selfish conclusions.

Western powers are involved in a war that is both a battle of ideas and a battle of arms. While they would like us to believe that it is a war in which, ultimate victory will be achieved only when extremist ideologies are discredited in the eyes of their host populations and passive supporters, there is one point they failed to refer to. The most passive supporters of extreme ideologists are the western nations who have facilitated them, and upon failure, granted amnesty to them.

To the Arab and Islamic world, Allah Suphan wa ta’ala said (O mankind! We have created you from a single male and female, and We made you into different nations and tribes that you may come to know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you to Allah is that (believer) who has the most taqwaa3 (the most pious). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.) [49:13]

Get away from the diseases of nationalism, tribalism, different ethnicities, different languages that may lead to differences among us where in reality they should be a reason of our strength and share and spread knowledge which is the greatest power that diffuses disunity.

Suggested reading Ibn Katheer’s – Book of The End – Great Trials and Tribulations


Considering what we have been through

The Kingdom of Bahrain, what I would like to term the “Golden Gateway to the Gulf.”

Due to its size and centrality the Kingdom of Bahrain has attracted international organizations from every region across the globe. Bahrain, central to trade with a historical position as a leading regional airport and transit hub, still remains a leader in Islamic Banking and Finance.

For those who are unaware, the Kingdom hosts a multinational society with diverse backgrounds, different ethnicities, different languages, and all who flock to the Bahrain have one thing in common. Initially people come for job security but after a few weeks of settling in, many call Bahrain home and love the nation more than their countries of origin.

While some look at the influx of expatriates as a weakness, to me, it is a sign of strength. The expatriates are what I like to term as ambassadors in the region. Their love of the nation reflects in their travels encouraging others to visit and see for themselves what Bahrain has to offer.

Today, despite the ongoing unrest used as a political maneuvering tool in order to gain control and power, Bahrain remains a global choice as a business hub and continues to attract Foreign Direct Investments. Much to the distress of the opposition and their affiliates abroad, the Kingdom has managed to remain steady, that in itself is an achievement, and is one of the most family friendly, affordable places in the region to set up business as well as to settle family in and remains the gateway to success.

Over the 20-year history of the Index, Bahrain has been consistently rated one of the “mostly free” economies achieving economic freedom scores above 70. Overall, the Kingdom is ranked 13th out of 178 economies worldwide, between the US and the UK which rank 12th and 14th respectively and is the only Mena country to rank in the top 20.

Much to the distress of the opposition, haven’t they yet realized, that if it was meant to be, they would have succeeded in 2011? Their failure to recognize the multiple voices condemning their actions, the multiple voices disinterested in their agenda, the multiple voices opposing them pledging their support of the government.

Their ignorance and arrogance will achieve nothing.

Constructive change would have happened a long time ago if someone in the opposition had actually suggested something constructive rather than destructive. So stop and ask yourselves, what is their real intention?

There is a system in place,and there are people who are not happy with it and there are people that are happy with it, however when reading the objectives of  the opposition attempting to portray something  that is fundamentally better, the reality is that they are covertly establishing their own brand of sectarian rule.

Three years on… the same stories, same timeline, reused same old hash tags. Funnily enough mainly the same people, same  western academics, a few new wannabes, a few has beens, the same attacks, the same response, the same opposition stance, the same opposition complaints, the same non opposition response, the same remarks coming out of the UN, the EU not falling far behind. The NDI whispering and encouraging, not in the interests of the people of Bahrain, but in the interest as always of the United States elite. We can give them the benefit of the doubt and say perhaps they are ignorant but in reality they are far from it.

While we cannot have peace without compromise, while we cannot tame the hearts without concessions, while we cannot ignore citizens when one wants to move forward, we cannot do so with the ongoing physical and verbal threats. Nothing comes with force, nothing comes with political threats. There is a majority who will not forget the days and nights and the horrors they were coerced into, that they suffered in silence and what the mass media forgot to mention.

There are always two sides to every story, the question is, which one is the world listening to? That is the ultimate device that makes a difference in their condoning and condemnation.

My take on this.. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, It doesn’t matter what they say, this is a journey that we are all involved in, whether we like it or not, this is a conflict that we must deal with ourselves and in the end what really matters is what we the people of Bahrain think. Considering what we have been through.. I think we are doing well.


Bahrain Has Shown Enough Goodwill

First Bahrain has shown good will and despite the constant attacks and threats from violent protesters that have yet to show any good faith, was still going into the postponed dialogue. The violent protests have resulted in many members of the communities’ interruption of their daily lives and their freedom to accessibility as well as being threatened and injured by these violent attacks.

Many of these attacks have never been condemned by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International or any other international organisation who rely on individuals and foreign paid media monitoring who have distributed highly critical false information which has yet to be retracted.

While opposition members announce that they don’t agree with violence, they have yet to officially condemn those who are involved and yet validate their real stance when they work in the defense of violent protesters when they are arrested. Again despite the government and political societies attempts, the National Dialogue was cancelled after a “no-show” by the opposition.

The recent step issued by the Ministry of Justice is one that should have been implemented years ago and the stance is welcomed by the Bahrain majority who want an end to the anarchy and interference from foreign diplomatic guests.

When it comes to the constant call from human rights bias activists such as Brian Dooley and POMED  who claims this is a “repressive measure” and in his words a “shocking interference in the work of diplomats and embassies” he forgets to note that diplomats and embassies are not located in countries in order to discuss internal matters of that country with members of the public or opposition in any political form or manner which has resulted in the current chaos.

In December 1965, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a “Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States and the Protection of their Independence and Sovereignty,” according to which “no state has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other state . . .” and “no state shall organize, assist, foment, finance, incite or tolerate subversive, terrorist or armed activities directed toward the violent overthrow of another state, or interfere in civil strife in another state.” Yet again we are witnessing throughout the world activities violating all the rules laid down in this Declaration.  Hans J Morgenthau 

The Kingdom of Bahrain does not have to answer to anyone especially at this sensitive time and there should be no disruption when a nation is trying, although it is difficult with the constant interference both internally and externally, to move forward.

At best you will Nod, Agree and Discard

How Ironic that the first people to speak up about human rights in the Middle East are based in countries around the world that make up for more innocent human deaths due to their wars, in the interest of their livelihood, their “national security”, their corporation greed and their imperialistic governments that govern the world by threats. The world is their playground and they are not only bullying their way into the world resources by any means but also into cultures, traditions and religions imposing their own concept of what should or should not be practiced.

Their decades of ongoing masquerade in the name of democracy promotion in the Arab world and although they deny their involvement let me put it into perspective in the words of Hillary Clinton.

“I think it’s important to recognize that back when the streets of Arab cities were quiet, the National Democratic Institute was already on the ground, building relationships, supporting the voices that would turn a long Arab winter into a new Arab Spring.”

In my own opinion I think it’s important to recognize that those streets would have remained an Arab spring and not what is now an Arab winter if it hadn’t been for the NDI and their involvement. Now if it still hasn’t registered they also want to reinvent Islam in order to avoid a “clash of civilizations” they claim. If that doesn’t have your temperature rising then you’re on the wrong side of history and you have probably forgotten your final destination and at this point you may have even lost your soul.

In more words other than Hillary Clinton and after a thorough research conducted by the Stanley Foundation  the following was also deciphered;

“No country in the world has benefited more from the worldwide advance of democracy than the United States. Not all autocracies are or have been enemies of the United States, but every American enemy has been an autocracy” Does that make any sense yet?

When they aren’t travelling around whispering on the ground churning “Arab winters” into “Arab springs” they are supporting (basically funding any form of selfish greedy individuals they call opposition for their constructive chaos) voices that remain insistent on trying to explain democracy through their various “channels” on their social corporate owned media.

Here is a message they need to understand and know and that is that we all know what democracy is, democracy has been with us for hundreds of years now, not with them unfortunately as their form of democracy that they are trying to impose is far from the sense of the word and what really exists is a representative democracy.

They have yet to comprehend Arabia, Arab tribal affairs and consensus among the people who are part of tribes which is a far greater democratic affair then they will ever know or really understand.

In fact Arabia was at its peak and as an example when Islam was introduced and practiced, slavery was abolished, justice was at its glory and people had the freedom to practice their religion and follow their beliefs. Now don’t go and pull me a verse or a line in a Surah to prove me wrong, read the whole Quran and the hadiths before you claim to understand Islam or God almighty’s given laws.

Remember the dark ages in Europe? Islam bought about the renaissance (rebirth) of Europe, yet still we encounter the ignorant masses who believe we are misinformed Bedouins sitting in a camel in the middle of an oasis similar to the times of Lawrence of Arabia which is constantly quoted in western media, so I will explain again that we know democracy is and the “by the people and for the people” and that we don’t want your form of democratic facade which is imposed without consulting or consensus by picking and choosing while funding who will fulfill western forceful man-made laws and concepts in order to rule by the gun.

Look deep into the United States foreign policy which is well known where they either murder people they disagree with in order to mute them or  “murder” their personality via their mass media campaigns spoiling their image. Yemen is a very good example where they rule the sea and the sky and drone accidentally innocent villagers they disagree with.

For the “activists” who market their “modern world” and look at us as if we live in the dark ages, remember the cavemen? Remember what you once called naked savages. Have you looked in your own back yard? What is the difference? Is it that your material is manmade whereas theirs is natural?

While the west quotes Lawrence of Arabia, let me remind them of Evelyn Waugh ; “You can’t ever tell what’s going to hurt people” and “beneath the veneer of civilization”.

The world is transparent today and the pretense to care in the name of humanity makes one wonder why the concerned who advocate for peace have yet to turn around and start condemnation via the masses on their weapon manufacturers, their chemical warfare thriving industries and put a halt to their oil hungry establishments as well as individuals. In the name of humanity if they would stop the source there wouldn’t be any man made human suffering around the world.

As an example and ever since their independence on the 4th of July 1776 America has brutally invaded close to 70 countries and they are still working on more. Each and every country has its own horrific story of the devastation at the cost innocent civilians.

In 1945 after World War II the United Nations was apparently formed to replace the League of Nations in order to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. How much dialogue have we actually seen? And how many wars have actually been driven by them?

The “Security” council followed shortly with its first session held on the 17th of January 1946 at Church House, Westminster in London. The security is in the name of their security, their interests, not the interests of the rest of the world.

Despite the formation of the UN and the platform for dialogue, American imperialism has made a major contribution to more than one billion global avoidable deaths in the period 1950-2005. Britain, America’s oldest ally has invaded nearly 90% of the world and has also been an active partner contributing towards “humanity”. As for the French

To the Arab world again, have you looked at the members of the Security Council? First, over 70 United Nations Member States have never been Members of the Security Council. Why?

A State which is a Member of the United Nations but not of the Security Council may participate, without a vote, in its discussions when the Council considers that that country’s interests are affected. Both Members and non-members of the United Nations, if they are parties to a dispute being considered by the Council, may be invited to take part, without a vote, in the Council’s discussions; the Council sets the conditions for participation by a non-member State.

It is clear who runs the world and who the major decision makers are. Like a “Handful of Dust” a “handful of countries”. A few who assume they define our fate. I’m not saying that we should get on board, I am merely stating facts. How sweet and democratic that the same countries are exporting and imposing their facade at the cost of our people.

According to their mandate the UN Charter established six main organs of the United Nations, including the Security Council. It gives primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security to the Security Council, which may meet whenever peace is threatened. What are they really talking about? World peace or just when their peace is threatened?

As they claim primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security here comes a question. What have they done to maintain this peace and security? In fact they have been busy doing quite the opposite by trying to impose their democratic facade via their paid activists  around the world and in the process look at the Arab world today.

Maps from Martin Weiss – Weiss research


What about the rest of humanity? Where is the peace and stability and security they claim to be working for, they claim to care for? Look around the Arab and Muslim world today, are we enjoying security and peace? All I can see are graves and tombstones and all I can see is more and more in our soil while they bask on our blood.

Again in the words of a friend who once shared a very important opinion;

“Every Wall Starts With A Single Brick”

We are the world today. To be part of it on this day, at this point in history is both cumbersome and sobering. While we face the days ahead, I can’t help but feel the crushing weight of a doomed future. We’ve watched one war ignite the next for God knows what new paper crusade.

We have allowed corruption to become the new normal and have been driven to the brink of economic famine by all who worship the “almighty dollar”. There is no room in the world for intricate conspiracy. Man seeks power to place himself above all others, therein creating a system that rewards greed. Power always paves the way for abuse and this has become commonplace within us and around us. It’s the simple truth. It’s the catalyst that drives our weak, immoral need to take and take and take, no matter how much misery or indignity we may cause to others.

As humans, we rightfully seek the means to insure the preservation of our species, our communities, our families, our selves. The survival of one is contingent on the survival of the collective. The Arab collective, once splintered by tribe, clan, or territory, was united and fortified with the arrival of Islam, if only for a short time.

From that moment until this very day, we have been fighting for our very right to exist among those who would call themselves our betters. Our history is riddled with invasions from every pillager under the sun.

If it wasn’t the Crusaders murdering and raping in the name of Christianity, it was The Persians in the name of their Nazi-pagan gods. Needless to mention the Mongols who burned down our cities, filling the Euphrates with our books and our blood, the Romans who enslaved and crucified us …… To this very day, the name is all that changes, so to whom does the blame fall?

Us, Every one of us every human that walks this earth that God created as a paradise that we destroy each second of each day.

We have allowed borders chalked by foreign hands to ferment in our minds, to the point that we’ve alienated each other on an individual level and reaffirm this by establishing stereotypes to cast our differences in stone.

There are 21 Arab nations. 18 of these nations are free and of one true faith. That’s 18 leaderships for one people. Yet none of them are wise enough nor brave enough to make the greater sacrifice. Egocentrism trickles down the hierarchies of our societies, each clinging to what power we can muster. We’ve lost sight of the big picture.

To those of you who think your caste and station has been epitomized, I simply ask this: Who is it that reveres you? Who reckons you as formidable?

Is it the Iranians? … The Iranians have been bastardizing our faith for almost 1,400 years, our faith to which we attribute the only identity we have. We make the mistake of saying that they are plotting to destroy us. They aren’t plotting anymore, brothers and sisters, they are executing. In Iraq our people are being humiliated tortured and killed, our women are being raped while cultists cleanse the streets, violating our mosques, spit on our holy books, and strip us of any ownership or right. The Arab world falls deaf and blind as we forget our faith. The best we can do is bicker amongst ourselves. Our brothers and sisters in Syria have been more recently acquainted to the same fate, by the same hands and once again, the most we offer them is verbal condemnation and displays of political bravado.

Iran’s proxy fired three rockets inside Kuwait’s maritime border; again we display our spineless impotence. It’s only a matter of time before the next victim is claimed. No it’s not the Iranian Regime completely, but they are the pushing force meddling with their citizens dispatched worldwide claiming nationality from the US and the west in general.

So why is the American Government assisting them? While they call themselves our allies and friends, their actions contradict them. The United States is a logical beast. Not driven by a thousand year old grudge but a consistent and in-discriminant policy to keep anyone they have something to gain from too weak to revolt. So they assist Iran with their agenda, little do they know that once they crush the Arab’s they will be too weak to crush the Iran regime. Wake up.

Meanwhile they support the Israeli’s who stripped the Palestinians of their lands, induce anti-Muslim propaganda in their news and media yet fail to report on Welayat Al Faqih because most of the propaganda machine is controlled by them, indoctrinate the Arab world with their redefinition of freedom, resulting in those of us who sever their connections to their Arab-Islamic heritage, regurgitating the rhetoric and narratives of the Zionist movement, While the US echoes their will through the so-called international community (the UN), which has been under the control and in the service of the US government since the end of the Cold War.

Finally they dupe us into debt, allowing them to seize our resources. I have no reason to disbelieve that the Americans are behind the unrest that plagued us these past few months and yes Iran is pushing them all the way or should I say, they are hand in hand.

Egypt and Libya, for example may have had corrupt leaders, but the people who will form the new leaderships will be nothing more than puppets. A time will come where the people of those nations will realize they are still forsaken. The only way I see to lift us from this state of attrition and indignation are by achieving the following steps:


The Arab Spring has taught me something. We aren’t free. We do have dictators oppressing us, but not within our borders. We’re the descendants of colonial imprisonment and the inheritors of neo colonial slavery and bullying. We need the will and the wisdom to unite and the initiative has to be taken by our leaders to deliver us into a new era as a superpower under one leadership who’s sovereignty is respected and who’s strength deters our enemies.

There is a reason why the US, China and Russia don’t meddle in each other’s affairs. Yes there are Muslims around the world who are not Arab and some who are stronger allies than any who would call themselves as such, but the Quran came down to our Prophet (pbuh) in Arabic and we need to serve as an example for our fellow brothers and sisters.


We need to reduce foreign imports as much as possible and depend on ourselves to build everything we need. Not only do we collectively have the resources to build our nation from scratch, but pioneering these home grown industries ourselves will offer a new factor to combat the job crisis in the Middle East. And that’s occupational diversity.

By pioneering our technology industries, our defense industries, agriculture, aquaculture, sustainable energy, automobiles, airplanes and so on, we determine our future. Pursuit of education is paramount, and maximizing the quality of our education in every conceivable field is equally important.

There are fields we will need to establish by learning outside, but there will be things some outsiders won’t teach us, which we can learn through more willing affiliates, especially in the defense industry (I’m talking about everything from bullets and guns to Spy satellites and ICBMs) .

We are more than 250 million strong. 

We can fund the research centers, find or create the talent, build the factories and compete significantly for global superiority. Our leadership should start by creating targeted education programs to fill the gaps it needs.

We have the people, we have the resources, we have the money, we just need the vision, determination and a little hard work to see it through.

As Arabs we have a problem, we always boast our culture and moral values, however when it is comes to resolving our disputes with one another, we always use bullets, fire, stones and violence.

Isn’t it time for a change to resolve our differences with dialogue? It does not harm to shout, raise your voice, scream at one another and it’s much easier and cheaper than fighting.

A person places their hand over their mouth for fifty years and suddenly removes it, what is expected of them? They will explode saying things that you will never expect, but it’s alot better than fighting one another to our death, while the world pokes and watches us destroy the very Arab brotherly and sisterly ties we had once held together. While the world watches us destroy and promote our very own destruction. One by one.


Behind every strong nation is a great army. We need to build a stronger deployable force to encounter any foreign threats together. By achieving the goal above, we can properly equip them. We can also benefit from each other’s former conflicts, study them and draw up new strategies. Why pay an outsider money to protect your borders? Especially if that outsider may fail to answer your call. Don’t leave yourself open to weakness. Render your foreign military agreements unnecessary.


All of our men should learn the art of war. We need to form dormant militias and train our people in asymmetrical warfare if ever there is a time of need. Since sleeper cells already reside within our weakened nation states, this will be the best defense against them.

A nation of warriors will make any foreign or domestic threat think twice. Learn from Iraq.


The extremists that follow “Welayat Al Faqih” have been planning for years as the west has been strengthening them. Isn’t it time we have a plan of our own? We can reduce this to 10 or 20 years with hard labor. We should be ready to liberate the Arabs by now. Should the Iranians and the West declare war, we will be ready to purge this world of their evil once and for all, although if the steps above are achieved, they will unveil their cowardice and fall back. While they regroup and draw new plans so shall we.

Even as I began writing this, I can see your resistant, defeatist expressions going through my mind. I can hear your comments of dismissal and belittlement as you discuss this with your peers or think to yourself, as if you were scolding me for even voicing this article.

I can feel your hesitance and disbelief. You will call me a pessimist, an optimist or a dreamer. At best you will nod, agree and discard. I have no delusions. I too don’t believe the words on this page will change a thing. We will be assimilated with the rest of the world, walking as remnants of our former selves, our identity dying a slow death as the Tartars and the Berbers before us.

If we fall tomorrow, then mark my words: we are the architects. It doesn’t surprise me when evil men do evil things, but when good men fail to act, I’m at a loss for words.

There’s nothing left to say except that I can never lose faith in Allah…….. but I have lost all my faith in you.

Prove me wrong, if it’s not too late.


The price will be paid first and foremost by the Syrian people

For those who celebrate a possible strike on Syria have you heard of the term “collateral damage”?

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind” George Orwell

Let me make it clear. Direct murder of the masses they term as accidental, unavoidable or “incidental expense”. In other words collateral murder. Thousands of Syrian innocent civilians will be massacred. Are you all going to sit there and cheer it on? Remember Iraq. Do my readers know how congested Damascus is due to mass migration from the outskirts who fled there for safety? I wonder if this was intentional to prolong chaos in order to round the innocent masses.

Remember Hama in 1982? What didn’t the world do then and so why now? Is this the reason why? A threat to Israel..


That is all it has ever been. The whole Arab Agenda, democracy exportation, wars in the Middle East, millions dying in the name of Britain’s “baby” Israel. And when it isn’t in the name of Zionist Israel it is in the name of resources and full control of the Arab world. Do my readers understand the importance of our beloved Syria? To the Zionists and their supporters, one day we will meet across the river Jordan and that’s a promise.

For those who are still not aware of the pre-planned agenda.. which is not just about Syria but is in affect against the whole Arab region (in which they have even gone to measures to weaken any Arab army in order to control… and only recently remember Egypt and Sinai), remember what happened in Bahrain and the democratic experiment. Do my readers remember what happened or do they forget so easily?


In an interview with the French TV station LCP, former French minister for Foreign Affairs Roland Dumas said ;

‘’I’m going to tell you something. I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business. I met with top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria. This was in Britain not in America. Britain was organizing an invasion of rebels into Syria. They even asked me, although I was no longer minister for foreign affairs, if I would like to participate. Naturally, I refused, I said I’m French, that doesn’t interest me.’’

Dumas went on give the audience a quick lesson on the real reason for the war that has now claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people. ‘’This operation goes way back. It was prepared, preconceived and planned… in the region it is important to know that this Syrian regime has a very anti-Israeli stance. Consequently, everything that moves in the region- and I have this from the former Israeli prime minister who told me ‘we’ll try to get on with our neighbours but those who don’t agree with us will be destroyed. It’s a type of politics, a view of history, why not after all. But one should know about it.’’ Read more here .

Brussells Tribunal wrote: Syria, a pre-meditated act of aggression

“Impunity will not survive. People worldwide are disgusted and angry. One thing is certain: they will show it”.

“Syria is not Iraq. Yet, the intensifying human drama in Syria does remind of Iraq in the build-up of the US/UK invasion in 2003. Conspiracy theories abounded, disinformation made the news and  political leaders  mislead the public without hesitation. Once again innocent people are fleeing their homes in the millions, are killed in large numbers and physical destruction is all pervasive. These are the facts we have.

At the same time the US Navy and other NATO ships are assembling in the Eastern Mediterranean. “We are ready to strike” are the words from Chuck Hagel, the US Secretary of Defense. A morally, financially and politically exhausted America prefers the rockets from the sea to  boots on the ground.

The decision to go ahead, as with the Iraq war in 2003, rests with the Commander-in-Chief, US President Obama, and his minions in London and Paris, not with the President of the UN Security Council.  The UN weapons inspectors, deployed to Syria to get the facts, are told by Washington, as their predecessors were in Iraq in 2003, “Do not waste your time. You are too late to make a difference”. Once again, a pre-meditated act of aggression is about to take place with no regard to law and the mandate of the UN Security Council.  A sign on the doors of the UN Security Council might as well read: “Until further notice out of order!”

The ramifications of military action against Syria rather than multilateral negotiations are far-reaching. The price will be paid first and foremost by the Syrian people. They are forced to join the many others before them who have become victims of hegemonial double standards. Confrontation will intensify well beyond the borders of the Middle East. Impunity will not survive. People worldwide are disgusted and angry. One thing is certain: they will show it.” – Hans-C von Sponeck, Former UN Assistant Secretary General & UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, 28 August 2013.

My heart at this time goes out to the Syrian people, my heart and my prayers to save them from the destruction which is about to take place, my heart is with the innocent victims who have suffered at the expense of imperialists and corporations, my prayer is with those who have lost and will lose loved ones. May God almighty bless the people of Syria and keep them safe.

Impunity will not survive and I am disgusted and angry.






Security Council for Peace and Security?

To the Arab world, have you looked at the members of the Security Council?

First, over 70 United Nations Member States have never been Members of the Security Council. Why?

A State which is a Member of the United Nations but not of the Security Council may participate, without a vote, in its discussions when the Council considers that that country’s interests are affected. Both Members and non-members of the United Nations, if they are parties to a dispute being considered by the Council, may be invited to take part, without a vote, in the Council’s discussions; the Council sets the conditions for participation by a non-member State.



So we can see who runs the world here quite clearly and who the major decision makers are. A few countries ruling the world. A few who get to say who stays who goes. I’m not saying that we should get on board, I am merely stating facts.

How sweet and democratic…

According to their mandate the UN Charter established six main organs of the United Nations, including the Security Council. It gives primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security to the Security Council, which may meet whenever peace is threatened. What are they really talking about? World peace or just when their peace is threatened?

As they claim primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security here comes the question.

What have they done to maintain this peace and security?


In fact they have been busy doing quite the opposite by trying to impose their democratic facade via their paid activists  around the world and in the process look at the Arab world today.

What about the rest of humanity? Where’s the peace and stability and security they claim to be working for, they claim to care for? Look around the Muslim world today. All I can see are graves and tombstones.

To my brothers and sisters in the Middle East, are we enjoying security and peace? From where I’m standing the only ones enjoying peace and security are Western societies while they are destroying ours.

While we are bound by their hypocritical treaties and while they pump and thump us dry, we have no real say. What a major slap in the face for the Arab and in particular the Muslim world today where peace and security is not their real target.

America Cannot Win and Neither Can You

I have been reading twitter for the last few days. The first thing that grabs my attention is the calls for American intervention or American support or American condemnation. 

First, America is the last place you should all be turning to after all they are one of the major implementer of the agenda across the Arab world and they know it all too well. This is one of many agendas at play and the most insulting and angering is their war against Islam. They have openly said it out loud for years except we haven’t been listening properly. For a change, we must learn to listen and read. Nothing is hidden or done in secrecy anymore, we must learn to overcome our own ignorance and respond to their indirect threats.

As a major implementer in order to realize this strategy in 2002 and 2003 the US government created a number of policy instruments such as the ‘Middle East Partnership Initiative’- MEPI , which provided funding for the promotion of Arab civil society and educational, economic and political reforms, as well as the ‘Middle East Free Trade Area’, which offered economic trade agreements with the US in return for political reform. Tell me where did we benefit from this “Free Trade” agreement? In reality neither economically nor politically and knowingly the only benefactor would be the US. The US has always worked in the interest of nothing more than the corporate owned governed state of America.

Despite the Facade,the US engagement in democracy promotion in the Arab World was backed, at least rhetorically, by a number of Western and Arab international actors such as the UN, the World Bank, the OECD, the G8 and numerous national and international NGOs. It was further underpinned by national democracy promotion programs launched by individual Western countries, including Germany, France, Britain, Holland, Sweden and of course Denmark where the Alkhawaja family was granted nationality read more here.

Denmark joined the democracy promotion facade and knew who to contact and who they would sponsor the ‘Danish way’ in order to engage in the region. DANIDA MENA Partners was formed with the illegal Bahrain Centre for Human rights on the top of their list of MENA partners.

On an annual budget of DKK100 million the BCHR must have received a very generous donation for “Media Monitoring” the MENA region. For more information read more here Partnerskab for dialog og reform regionalt medieprogramTo understand more on who runs the monopolized illegally run Bahrain Centre for Human rights read a little here . It is a shame to see people who refer to themselves as Bahraini accept payment in order to monitor “their country” as they put it on behalf of another country. Any other country would call it espionage and there would be jail time. 

I would suggest to those who believe in the United Facade of America and their partners that that’s all it is. People are paid in order for you all to fall for the trap that does not exist.  While your life is at a stalemate as you follow and create a path to your own destruction, they are reaping in the payment while you sow your own seeds of destruction so stop pleading for their help and wake up to common sense. Paid arm chair activists are ordering from abroad. As for their concern, it ends when they leave their keyboard. 

A democratic facade that America and the west have failed to implement even at home and yet while they behave and defend their stance as a police state they expect and support instigated chaos and havoc to be allowed and to be practiced freely elsewhere and in particular the Arab world and in the meantime while they transgress against others they expect to be spared retribution. The American government as well as their partners assumes they can threaten lives of others, kill and invade, occupy and plunder, and conspire with full force without bearing the consequences of its actions. The old saying, what goes around comes around and the United States is not economically able to survive for long. Major Corporations, politicians and lobbyists, they are the ones gaining from Americas foreign policy while the American people are paying the price.Wake up.

As for Europe and the rest of the world, how does it feel to be spied on and monitored? The revelations about American espionage riled you up, didn’t it. Remember that’s how we feel too and they are only spying on you. For the Arab world America with your assistance is trying to tell us what we should and should not do, what we should and should not believe in and what we should and should not implement.

America needs to look at themselves from the lens of the world and understand that they cannot and will not win. They were defeated when they were at the pinnacle of economic strength and yet deceive themselves and assume they can win today with such a recession?

A message to all those who are supporting them and who work for them, it’s time to understand that if they cannot win, neither can you.

Update: Twitter, Restore @honest_bahraini Account

Two days ago I wrote the following;

Where is the freedom of opinion? Aren’t we all supposed to be free thinkers that can express themselves in any way that we want? Who gets to say what is right or what is wrong? Who gets to determine the voice we wish to express? Isn’t this what you are all fighting for ”democracy and freedom”? So where is the democracy and freedom you claim you want yet only when it suits by silencing a voice that is not similar to yours?

Wrongful twitter suspension : @honest_bahraini

Once again @twitter is denying individuals their voice and again mainly legitimate voices of local Bahrainis are the targeted accounts while illegitimate foreign voices who have never stepped a foot in Bahrain are allowed to disrespect locals opinions who are in the front line of the chaos.

It has been a long time since I have seen someone stand up for what they believed in with all their heart. All they were doing was defending their belief and their opinion as well as the integrity and safety of their nation. The price they paid was @twitter silence by those who claim they want democracy and yet at the first instance silenced an opinion different to theirs by spamming the twitter account in order to promote their own false reality of disinformation.

It’s time for  @twitter to demonstrate they are not complicit in this operation and restore @honest_bahraini ‘s account immediately and cease suspending accounts based on the fabrications of this group that has gotten hundreds (if not thousands) of people’s accounts silenced before.

They preach and claim diplomacy, democracy, peace yet they only want that for those who believe in what they believe and only for those whose opinions are equal to theirs. How ironic. They only take kindly to those who share their biased views based on second hand information and in the process defy those who disagree by spamming them into silence. This is exactly what happened to @honest_bahraini.

I used to read the tweets and was proud to see someone stand up and fight politely for what they believed in while most of Bahrain went silent and that includes myself. @Honest_bahraini gave a little light where twitter looked dark and reminded me of the days I would do the same.

I ask @twitter to reinstate @honest_bahraini who never bothered anyone yet who was brave enough to face those who ridiculed their opinion because they didn’t want people to read an opinion with factual first hand information that differed from theirs.

For those who claim they are fighting for democracy for all and who declare the universal declaration of human rights on an hourly basis, what was democratic or rightful about spamming silent an opinion? A first hand view?

Twitter was kind enough to take action and restore @honest_bahraini ‘s account and it was very helpful to receive support from Tony Wang who helped with the action required in order to restore however over night the account was suspended again despite the fact that the account holder did nothing in order to be spammed.

The way spamming of accounts occur is as follows:

Follow, spam, re follow spam which is done persistently by numerous twitter accounts that want to shut a certain account they disagree with.

I request that twitter looks into this spamming method which is indirectly benefiting opposing views while indirectly abusing twitter regulations which is supposed to provide a social platform for all. Shutting down accounts for no valid reason is against the universal declaration of human rights which first and above all provides everyone the right to be heard.

To twitter, there must be a solution to this problem that is occurring on a daily basis where people are silenced because of expressing their views and have every right to stand up for what they believe in.





Decades of Killing in the Name of Democracy

While the Arab world is facing increasing attacks in order to weaken them, Iran is building the most powerful military in the region. The foundations of the empire of the Shi’a are being laid in front of our own eyes while ahl as-Sunnah are in a deep sleep. With some foresight, one can see where this is heading. The area termed the ‘Middle East’ is edging towards a war on a colossal scale and we need to ask ourselves for what and for whom. How much more “collateral damage” are we going to accept? The ahl as-Sunnah up until this moment are the weakest of the conflicting parties. What will it take for us to realize that? The ahl as-Sunnah do not need more demoralization they need support and to work together. They do not need scholars to tell them to pull the shades over their eyes and live in peace in a “civilized” world under the protection of “international treaties” when we, who are living in the Muslim world foresee that we are standing on the very battlegrounds of the coming world war. We have not even prepared our defense.

Researching Bahrain you can see clearly where the West and particularly Iran’s interests are conflicted and where for years of listening, reading, watching strangers (who have never set a foot in Bahrain) base their accusations on second hand information provided by an Iranian sympathizing human rights fraudulent mafia siding with what they like to term as the Shi’a majority. Funny to date not one consensus can verify that claim although they insist that this is factual. Remember the facts based on lies concerning Iraq? Where is Iraq today?  You only need to look at their “human rights” site to see where their accusations are focused. Not much on Iran, but a lot on the Arab world. Think about it for a while.

The mass controlled media that backs them has even made it a point to label majorities and minorities under sects like they have never done before. They are fueling the divide and rule, learn from our history. We should be uniting against what is about to occur, not dividing as eventually we will all end up as their victims.

I am spelling the reality of the situation on the ground; this is not an attempt on my part to cause ‘sectarian divisions’ for no reason. Anyone can revisit the events of the Shi`a uprisings in Mecca in the 70’s to see just what a frail yet extremely dangerous Shi`a minority can do. The uprising was directly connected to Iran and its Shi`a scholars. One can only imagine what a well-organized, state-backed, advanced Shi`a Rafidha authority can do. We have seen what they term the majority has done in Bahrain via their funding and who are still at work on behalf of numerous external entities today and the impact we have experienced due to this. Don’t comment if you haven’t lived through it.

For those who still believe that they are entirely innocent from Iran they should note that besides the numerous Iranian statements of condemnation against the rulers of Bahrain in support of the Bahraini protesters they also have their Iranian regime lobbies that they set up years ago. And for those who don’t read note well, Iran has never condemned Yemen’s or Syria’s presidents, for example, for taking physical action against the Sunni protesters. This is because the Sunni uprisings are not only less important in their eyes than the Shi`a uprising, but that the Shi`a protests open a potential door for Iran to have greater influence and with more Shi`a’s in a Sunni-majority region.

Iran’s interests are conflicted with when they see the Shi`a’s demands unmet. The West interests are conflicted when they don’t have full control. That in itself shows where a sectarian agenda is coming from.With a fledging Iranian Shi`a support in Northern Yemen, East of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq and now Bahrain, this will only signal disaster for the Sunnah in the region.

The Houthi’s have a direct connection to Iran as do Hezbollah in Lebanon as do the governing Iraqi Shi`a leaders and gangs (like the Mehdi Army). One similar trait among them is that they all have their own organized military’s and we have seen this quite clearly including in Bahrain (human rights term them as pro-democracy activists) and we have yet to see any condemnation. Instead we see recommendations and raised concerns who are ignorant to the surrounding instigated and supported western Shi’a crescent that is engulfing the region one nation at a time quite openly.

When we were born, we were supposedly born free. That is very far from reality. In fact the reality of the situation is that the West and in particular America wants to dictate our every move including what we should and shouldn’t do in Islam. Their main attack is towards the Sunnah as they base their support on a chaotic outcome they wish to achieve. Their war is not just against the Arab world, their war is against Islam and they aren’t even hiding it. As one blogger states on their blog; “At the siege of Vienna in 1683 Islam seemed poised to overrun Christian Europe. We are in a NEW phase of a very old war”.

You don’t need to look very far to see the way they mock Islam to an extent that even we as Muslims have become desensitized due to the consistency. As an example, America seems to assume that they can change Islam openly while threatening the lives of others, kill and invade, occupy and plunder, and conspire without even bearing the consequences of their actions. Look at how they drone Muslim children in the name of “freedom” and “security” with no remorse terming it as their usual unfortunate “collateral damage”. To which extent are we going to continuously allow them this immunity to do as they please while our children suffer the consequences? While some ask the United States for their “concerns” or “support” they fail to comprehend that all they are concerned about is a Holy crusade against the Muslim world .

“What we are dealing with is an outright and blind acceptance of the structures of power and political authority. America’s holy crusade against the Muslim World is an outright criminal act directed against millions of people. It is a war of economic conquest.” Prof Michel Chossudovsky

America is increasing its military budget not to fight Martians but to fight Muslims. The United States government and its NATO puppets have been killing Muslim men, women and children for a decade in the name of bringing them democracy. But is the West itself a democracy? This article  by Paul Roberts will give you more incite into the facade.

On the other hand while the Arab world is under increasing attacks in order to weaken them, Iran is building the most powerful military in the region and we should be following in their footsteps rather then bowing down to western imperialism that we constantly assume no longer exists. If we keep having to turn to them for their “approvals” it shows that we have a weakness.

On the other hand, if America and the Western world had any common sense they should not fear but embrace Islam that has given them so much to be thankful for. Instead they term Islam as a “Clash of Civilizations“. Surprisingly what they have failed to relate to is the fact that Islam brought the light back into a world of darkness which helped to bring Europe out of the dark ages and brought about the renaissance (rebirth) of Europe which in turn America benefited from when the settlers arrived.

It is unfortunate that after such an extravagant innovative Islamic Golden Age era which introduced products into the West through Al Andalus (Al Andalus is an Arabic word which means to become green by the end of summer) such as cotton, paper, glass mirrors, street lamps, salt, colored glass, silk, satin, pepper, cinnamon, handkerchiefs, deodorant, linen, firearms, cotton balls, paper money, postage stamps, book binding, clocks, ceramic tiles, nitric acid, soap, astro labs, compasses for navigation, maps, wind mills, rose water, globes to name a few that today Islam is under such scrutiny when if anything should be applauded.

I wonder what gives them the right to tell others what to do? And why should we be silent about it? The dust will never settle no matter how silent we have become. Ignorance has battered our rights. So let us raise our voice. This is our God given right to defend ourselves and our opinions and first and foremost our Religion. What gives them the right to talk to us like we don’t understand our rights? One only has to read the Quran to know our rights and understand their wrongs.

And who gives them the voice to claim that they know better than us when we are the ones struggling because of what they created via their constant waging wars to install the facade they term democracy for their own economic selfish purposes?  The answer is we do, because we sit silently and we work to please them. They are waging a war on the Arab Islamic world and we are sitting back and just watching. In front of our eyes they are supporting terrorists to engulf us through every means even to the point of fully funding uprisings in order to create the constructed chaos we see around us today.

They want to mold the beliefs and religions of others in its own image

The United States is bending in every way possible to change the Arab world and in particular Islam. They want to change Islamic Sharia Law to replace it with man-made Western laws and traditions. They have spent and are still spending millions and millions of dollars trying to create a new version of Islam that they to refer to as Civil Democratic Islam. They have even gone on to publish Five Pillars of Democracy and How the West Can Promote an Islamic Reformation.

How you may ask? They refer to it as “nation building”, “religion building” as if Islam was incomplete. They call it a battle of the hearts and minds. In reality they are promoting an idea that is very far from Islam. They have even gone to the extent of setting up schools in order to change the way Islam is taught.

In 2003 the RAND Corporation and author of “Civil Democratic Islam” (2003) Cheryl Bernard felt the need to find a compatible version of Islam that will generally adapt to American values. As she put it, in order to avoid a “Clash of civilizations”- read more here.

Bernard has gone to the extent of distinguishing four positions of Muslims as follows:

1- Fundamentalists reject democratic values and contemporary Western culture. They want an authoritarian, puritanical state that will implement their extreme view of Islamic law and morality. They are willing to use innovation and modern technology to achieve that goal.

2- Traditionalists want a conservative society. They are suspicious of modernity, innovation, and change.

3- Modernists want the Islamic world to become part of global modernity. They want to modernize and reform Islam to bring it into line with the age.

4- Secularists want the Islamic world to accept a division of church and state in the manner of Western industrial democracies, with religion relegated to the private sphere

She concludes the following:

The fundamentalists are hostile to the West and to the United States in particular and are intent, to varying degrees, on damaging and destroying democratic modernity. Supporting them is not an option, except for transitory tactical considerations. The traditionalists generally hold more moderate views, but there are significant differences between different groups of traditionalists. Some are close to the fundamentalists. None wholeheartedly embraces modern democracy and the culture and values of modernity and, at best, can only make an uneasy peace with them.

The modernists and secularists are closest to the West in terms of values and policies. However, they are generally in a weaker position than the other groups, lacking powerful backing, financial resources, an effective infrastructure, and a public platform. The secularists, besides sometimes being unacceptable as allies on the basis of their broader ideological affiliation, also have trouble addressing the traditional sector of an Islamic audience.

Now, if you feel avoided and without support then you need to understand why. According to Bernard the only people that will get initial support are what she terms as “modernists”. She writes..

Support the modernists first:

Publish and distribute their works at subsidized cost.

Encourage them to write for mass audiences and for youth.

Introduce their views into the curriculum of Islamic education.

Give them a public platform- we have seen that platform provided before and during the Arab Spring.

Make their opinions and judgments on fundamental questions of religious interpretation available to a mass audience in competition with those of the fundamentalists and traditionalists, who have Web sites, publishing houses, schools, institutes, and many other vehicles for disseminating their views.

Position secularism and modernism as a “counterculture” option for disaffected Islamic youth.

Facilitate and encourage an awareness of their pre- and non-Islamic history and culture, in the media and the curricula of relevant countries.

Assist in the development of independent civic organizations, to promote civic culture and provide a space for ordinary citizens to educate themselves about the political process and to articulate their views.

Her next advice is to support the traditionalists against the fundamentalists as follows…

Publicize traditionalist criticism of fundamentalist violence and extremism; encourage disagreements between traditionalists and fundamentalists.

Discourage alliances between traditionalists and fundamentalists.

Encourage cooperation between modernists and the traditionalists who are closer to the modernist end of the spectrum.

Where appropriate, educate the traditionalists to equip them better for debates against fundamentalists. Fundamentalists are often rhetorically superior, while traditionalists practice a politically inarticulate “folk Islam.” In such places as Central Asia, they may need to be educated and trained in orthodox Islam to be able to stand their ground.

Increase the presence and profile of modernists in traditionalist institutions. Discriminate between different sectors of traditionalism.

Encourage those with a greater affinity to modernism, such as the Hanafi law school, versus others. Encourage them to issue religious opinions and popularize these to weaken the authority of backward Wahhabi inspired religious rulings. This relates to funding: Wahhabi money goes to the support of the conservative Hanbali school. It also relates to knowledge: More-backward parts of the Muslim world are not aware of advances in the application and interpretation of Islamic law. Encourage the popularity and acceptance of Sufism.

Confront and oppose the fundamentalists:

Challenge their interpretation of Islam and expose inaccuracies.

Reveal their linkages to illegal groups and activities.

Publicize the consequences of their violent acts.

Demonstrate their inability to rule, to achieve positive development of their countries and communities.

Address these messages especially to young people, to pious traditionalist populations, to Muslim minorities in the West, and to women.

Avoid showing respect or admiration for the violent feats of fundamentalist extremists and terrorists. Cast them as disturbed and cowardly, not as evil heroes.

Encourage journalists to investigate issues of corruption, hypocrisy, and immorality in fundamentalist and terrorist circles.

Encourage divisions among fundamentalists.

Selectively support secularists:

Encourage recognition of fundamentalism as a shared enemy, discourage secularist alliance with anti-U.S. forces on such grounds as nationalism and leftist ideology.

Support the idea that religion and the state can be separate in Islam too and that this does not endanger the faith but, in fact, may strengthen it.

Cheryl goes on to state that this must be done with careful deliberation and the risks involved which may endanger or discredit the people they are trying to “help”.

Daniel Pipes also piped in and wrote “The RAND Corporation and Fixing Islam”. However Pipes has a different, yet more absurd, view where he proposes the following:

“Instead of modernists, I propose mainstream secularists as the forward looking Muslims who uniquely can wrench their co-religionists out of their current slough of despair and radicalism. Secularists start with the proven premise of disentangling religion from politics; not only has this served the Western world well, but it has also worked in Turkey, the Muslim success story of our time. Only when Muslims turn to secularism will this terrible era of their history come to an end.”

Funny how non-Muslims want to fix Islam. Strange how many Muslims are silent about this. I wonder how many Muslim scholars voiced their outrage although I do know of some and one was recently droned into silence and the mass media went into play to discredit him. Bernard and the RAND Corporation decided that the only way America can benefit is to basically change Islam according to western practice.

In 2007 RAND went so far to come up with a new document entitled “Building Moderate Muslim Networks”. They have even gone to the extent of publicly announcing proudly “Radical and dogmatic interpretations of Islam have gained ground in recent years in many Muslim societies via extensive Islamist networks spanning the Muslim world and the Muslim diaspora communities of North America and Europe. Although a majority throughout the Muslim world, moderates have not developed similar networks to amplify their message and to provide protection from violence and intimidation. With considerable experience fostering networks of people committed to free and democratic ideas during the Cold War, the United States has a critical role to play in leveling the playing field for Muslim moderates.” read more here.

They also wrote “The struggle underway throughout much of the Muslim world is essentially a war of ideas. Its outcome will determine the future direction of the Muslim world”.

So according to RAND and quite truthfully so, there is a struggle in the Muslim world. There has always been a struggle of ideas throughout history in the Muslim world and there has always been internal discussions, agreements and disagreements.  There is a battle of ideas, but those ideas are internal matters for Muslims to discuss. The question here to raise is, who are they to talk about Islam on behalf of Muslims? Who are they to discuss and label? What ever happened to the freedom they preach?Islam is Islam and there is no such thing as radical in Islam or modernist in Islam, that is what their media have fed you. If people would only read the Quran without just picking and choosing lines they would understand the truth that many have tried to hide.

Ibrahim abu ishaq wrote:

There’s a common trend these days among authors, policymakers and so called think tanks, in publishing and advocating strategies that may be adopted by the West in dealing with the Muslim world. One such report titled “Civil Democratic .Islam, Partners Resources and Strategies” by Cheryl Bernard, was released by the US-based RAND Corporation in 2003.

The report was sponsored by the conservative Smith Richardson Foundation, a trust that distributes in excess of $120 million to universities and other research institutions. Ideas such as the ones proposed in this report are increasingly being adopted in the US governments policies towards the Islamic world. A much more detailed and extensive report titled “The Muslim World after 9/11”, was published in December 2004, followed in 2005 by a third report titled “Three Years After: Next Steps in the War on Terror”, a product of a conference sponsored by the RAND Corporation.

Sponsors for these reports include the United States Air Force, and the U.S Department of Defense. Civil Democratic Islam was authored by Cheryl Benard, an American sociologist, who has written a number of works about Muslim women. She is married to Zalmay Khalilzad, who is a Special Assistant to President Bush and the chief National Security Council (NSC) official for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia. Khalilzad is known to be probably the first and only Afghan-American neoconservative. During the 1980s he was able to secure himself a permanent position in the State Department’s Policy Planning Council, working under neoconservative mastermind Paul Wolfowitz.

Zalmay Khalilzad, was appointed US ambassador in Kabul in November 2003, and has played a “hugely influential role in Afghanistan’s transition process” [BBC]. In 2005 the Afghan-American was nominated to replace John Negroponte as US ambassador to Iraq.

Divide and Conquer

The strategy further recommends that the US should “encourage disagreements between traditionalists and fundamentalists”, “discriminate between different sectors of traditionalism”, by encouraging certain schools of law versus others, to “Build up the stature of Sufism”, and encourage “Sufi influence over school curricula, norms, and cultural life”.

The recommendations made in “Civil Democratic Islam”, despite their hostile and seditious nature towards Islam, is but one of a series of policy papers that have been prepared and considered among US policy makers.

Muslim World Outreach

The U.S.News & World Report magazine, recently published a report titled, “Hearts, Minds, and Dollars – In an Unseen Front in the War on Terrorism, America is Spending Millions…To Change the Very Face of Islam”. The magazine’s findings include a classified new strategy approved by the White House, dubbed Muslim World Outreach.

The NSC has been working on preparing the White House’s National Strategyfor Combating Terrorism. “In 2003, officials had released an earlier, public version of the document, but there is a larger, classified edition that includes annexes dealing with key objectives, among them terrorism finance and winning the war of ideas. Staffers rewrote the ideas section with bold, new language and fashioned it into a strategy called Muslim World Outreach. Aimed at strengthening the hand of moderates, the plan acknowledges that America has done poorly in reaching out to them. But it goes one big step further, stating that the United States and its allies have a national security interest not only in what happens in the Islamic world but within Islam itself, according to three sources who have seen the document. ” [USNEWS p6]

Throughout the Muslim world, “ Washington has quietly funded Islamic radio and TV shows, coursework in Muslim schools, Muslim think tanks, political workshops, or other programs that promote moderate Islam”. “The CIA is revitalizing programs of covert action that once helped win the Cold War, targeting Islamic media, religious leaders and political parties.” [USNEWS p2]

The US administration kicked off two major initiatives in foreign broadcasting – Radio Sawa, a pop music-news station in 2002, and Alhurra, a satellite-TV news network, both aimed at Arab audiences. The article mentions that many of the ideas for implementing the strategy is “coming not from the CIA, but from the low-profile U.S. Agency for International Development. In the three years since 9/11, spending by the government’s top purveyor of foreign aid has nearly tripled to over $21 billion, and more than half of that is now destined for the Muslim world.” [USNEWS p8]

In the array of targets the US is aiming at are Islamic schools. The report describes how the U.S. Military is directly competing with Islamic schools, in the Horn of Africa. “Military officers gather intelligence on where militants plan to start religious schools, Marine Maj. Gen. Samuel Helland told U.S. News ; they then target those areas by building up new public schools and the local infrastructure.” [USNEWS p9]

It is strange how the United States administration and its policy makers expect to win the hearts and minds of the Muslims when they choose to adopt such seditious policies towards Islam.

These actions they have opted for are having exactly the opposite effect of what they are supposedly meant to achieve. The least the United States government could do is to be true to its core values that it proclaims, that it doesn’t mess with freedom of religion. Instead they are adopting a path in which they want to mold the beliefs and religions of others in its own image. Read more here.

Wishing Bahrain Views readers a Ramadan Kareem.


الله يفتح قلوبنا ونفوسنا للدفاع عن الإسلام، بإذنه سبحانه وتعالى