Monday, September 28, 2009

For Creation of Palestine State Muslim/Arab side also needs piety & sincerity to honor agreement

Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 09:40:14 +0600

To:
H.E. President Mahmud Abbas
H.R.H. King Abdulllah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
H.E. Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

Cc:
H.E.President Barack Obama
To Whom It May Concern

Subject: For Creation of Palestine State Muslim/Arab side also needs piety & sincerity to honor agreement

Mohtaram,

Assalamu Alaykum.

Our Jewish friend Dr. Richard L.Benkin in recent correspondence among PA diplomat, Dr. Benkin and me commented that the conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere would have ended long ago if the Arab-Muslim side were represented by real devout follower of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) and his faith, Islam. The divine ordinance obliges all individuals and parties to abide by agreement. And it is true that till date the Muslim/Arab side has little spirit to honor the agreement reached between PA and Israel. Muslim community has more than 40 states while the Jews are struggling to secure their only one state. We should not forget what Allah said to Holy Prophet Hazrat Daud (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) who had many wives and still he intended to marry the wife of another person.

The Jewish people are suffering from the obsession that they are the "Chosen People of Allah" and the Muslims are also suffering from the obsession that they are the "Chosen Ummah of Allah". But no one is caring that true Faith, Piety and commitment to covenants is the basic requirement to be Chosen by Allah.

The pro-Israeli Weekly Blitz has published an article titled "The ignorant arrogance of the advice-givers" written by Mr. Barry Rubin. Neither I have read the June 22 Newsweek article by Jacob Weisberg nor my purpose here is to endorse the content of the article of Mr. Barry Rubin. But the article reveals some of the genuine concerns of Israel - resolution of which largely depends on the Muslims and Arabs.

I am forwarding a copy of the article and urge all concerned to be sincere to the agreements already reached to create the State of Palestine.

May Allah forgive us and Bless us with His support to be His obedient servants.

Maassalm.

Kazi Azizul Huq
(ibn Abdulhuq ibn Izzatullah ibn Abdulhamid)
International Affairs Secretary
Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon

Cell: 01819-407963. Tel: 8411436. Fax: +880-2-8411436
E-mail: kahuq@dhaka.net, khelafat@dhaka.net
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Weekly Blitz
VOLUME - 4, ISSUE - 39, DHAKA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009

http://www.weeklyblitz.net/index.php?id=950


The ignorant arrogance of the advice-givers
Barry Rubin

One remarkable thing about watching the Middle East is how what’s celebrated as brilliant in Europe or America is errant nonsense. Writing such stuff makes people successful and gives them an audience of millions. What they say is so ridiculous that one wants to laugh, yet so totally accepted as true in Washington and European capitals that the laughter would be laughed at. The article to which I refer is by Jacob Weisberg in the June 22 Newsweek, entitled, “A Friend in Need: Barack gets tough on Bibi.” It is far more terrible because Weisberg is neither leftist nor anti-Israel but has simply imbibed what “everyone says.” Let me quickly add that while I don’t know Weisberg personally, I’m confident in saying he has no serious training in the Middle East, speaks neither Arabic nor Hebrew, spends little time researching the region, and has no real qualification for making the judgments he does.

Here's the theme: Israelis are so stupid about their country, situation, and region on the life-and-death issues which they have been dealing with for decades that they must be saved in spite of themselves by people who have no knowledge or experience on any of these things. No other country in the world is so frequently told this kind of thing which I hear all the time from Europeans, too.

Is it so hard to comprehend that our views and behavior are based on years of experience and study? That we know best how to save ourselves and have been doing a far better job of it, against tremendous odds and unhelpful kibbitzers,than many others? That heeding their prescriptions would be disastrous, in fact have already proven so? After all, the tragic history of the last 20 years has largely resulted from listening to the same advice he gives now,

When one tries to explain these things in conversations, however, you can see their eyes go blank and their ears close up.

Weisberg’s article follows this pattern. The United States, he says (and these are main elements in the rhetoric among supporters of the Obama administration and several European governments) must show Israel “tough love,” lean “harder on Jews and the Arabs to get serious about a deal,” and stop “fostering Israeli illusions that there [is] an alternative to trading land for peace.”

All three of these arguments are based on false premises.

Tough love: This derives from the late 1980s and early 1990s when the left side of the Israeli spectrum was pushing the land-for-peace and negotiate with the PLO arguments against their rivals on the right. A little U.S. pressure, they argued, would help get talks going.

A lot has happened since then, however, notably the 1992-2000 Oslo process. This proved to the vast majority of Israelis that the Palestinian leadership (and Syria, too, for that matter) wasn’t ready or interested in peace. Disillusioned, a lot of these people supported Ariel Sharon and the disengagement from the Gaza Strip, the results of which (Hamas takeover, rocket fire) made them even more disenchanted.

That’s why the Labour party­which invented the land-for-peace argument in the first place and made the Oslo agreement and offered a two-state solution in 2000­is now in a coalition government with the Likud party. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not a “right-wing” or “hard-line” leader but someone who speaks for the national consensus, a consensus based on education through painful, bloody experience.

Israel also faces a more hostile Europe, an Iran racing toward nuclear weapons, an intransigent and incompetent Palestinian Authority, plus Hamas and Hizballah.

Today the last thing Israelis need or want is pressure to make more concessions to the Palestinians. They’ve already made a lot; these didn’t lead anywhere good. What Israel needs today is not “tough love” but real support.

Push “harder on Jews and the Arabs to get serious about a deal”: The false assumption here is that getting an agreement, any agreement, is a desperate need of the two sides and of the region as a whole.

In fact, Israel is doing very well without any comprehensive peace agreement. The economy is doing fine; morale is high; security improved. Moreover, this concept pays no attention to the idea that a deal can be a bad one, inherently instable and leading to more violence.

It never enters the minds of these people that a “peace” agreement that was broken or had dangerous provisions (giving up strategic territory; east Jerusalem; empowering a radical regime in a next-door Palestinian state; opening the door to foreign Arab or Iranian armies entering; bringing in millions of Palestinian Arabs to Israel) could leave Israel far worse off.

As for the Palestinian leadership, far from being desperate for a deal it is desperate to avoid one on anything other than its own unrealistic terms.

Stop “fostering Israeli illusions that there [is] an alternative to trading land for peace.” This one makes me laugh. Everyone in Israel knows that there can be no comprehensive agreement without trading land for peace. The question is, however, whether any comprehensive agreement on decent terms is possible at this time.

In addition, the question is also which land. Israel has focused on three to five percent of the West Bank that is strategically important and has large concentrations of Israeli population.

Finally, if someone doesn’t understand that the barrier to peace is the Palestinians and not Israel, any advice they give Israel is going to be worthless.

As for those giving advice, here’s what we’ve seen in the last six months from those who want to “save” others by imposing their own vision:

--The idea that stopping construction on Jewish settlements would bring some Arab concession has already proven wrong.

--The idea that engagement with Iran would work has already proven wrong.

--The idea that the United States could successfully engage Syria in a set of mutual compromises has already proven wrong.

--The idea that an Obama charm offensive would bring higher levels of Arab support has already proven wrong. And that's just in six months!

Let’s have a little humility and readiness to listen, please, from those who would play with the lives of other people.

Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition), with Walter Laqueur (Viking-Penguin); the paperback edition of The Truth About Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan); A Chronological History of Terrorism, with Judy Colp Rubin, (Sharpe); and The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley).

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Core Cause of the On Going Confrontation

From Kazi Azizul Huq to Dr. Richard L. Benkin

Tuesday, Sept. 08, 2009.

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Dear Brother Richard,

Assalamu Alaykum.

Greetings and special prayers for you during this Holy Month of Ramadan. Also greetings for the ensuing Jewish Days of Awe since repentance and introspection keeps all we Believers obedient to Allah.

On 29th October 2001 we wrote a letter to Muhtaram Pope John Paul ll. This letter may give you some idea about our interpretation of the core cause of the on going confrontation.

We do not support totalitarianism. But Believers need to resist globalization of De-Faithing and de-humanization of the mankind.

The society that does not teach their children to look after own parents at their old age - how can they teach us human rights?

To commit sin is humane. But to legalize sin is rebellion against Allah. The British administration (DFID and intelligence) with the support of EU, US and their mercenaries and collaborators have been working for decades to create situation to legalize fornication, live-together, homosexual living in Asia and Africa including my Bangladesh. They are exploiting Gender issue to weaken our social bond and social fabric. They are exploiting Good Governance program to weaken our government and strengthen their mercenaries (Media / Think-tank / NGO / agents inside ruling elite / agents inside intellectual elite) to impose their will on our nation. The Believers have a common duty against those who rebel against Allah.

We are not perfect. So we introspect, repent and try to correct ourselves. This the way of a Believer's life. Resilience has become a way of protecting own values and own way of life from external conspiracies of evil forces. It is really not totalitarianism.

However, I am seriously studying your words. We need to interact with each other to improve our ways and community to community relation. I have already reached this realization that neither the US nor Israel is our real enemy. Our real enemy is the evil agenda of the British who want to de-Faith us and legalize major sins in our Muslim counties.

May Allah forgive us all and Guide us all to His Will.

With best wishes and best regards.

Maassalam.

Your Brother

Kazi Azizul Huq
International Affairs Secretary
Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon


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From Dr. Richard L. Benkin to Kazi Azizul Huq


Monday, Sept.07, 2009.


Dear Brother Huq,
Shalom Aleichem--and a special prayer for your peace as we approached the Jewish Days of Awe, which soon will be upon us.
I think there needs to be some really open debate here. For on the one hand, there can be no doubt that radical Islam represents a grave danger to much of the world and stands behind the murder of innocents. It is also difficult to think of a world conflict in which radical Islam is not involved. The fact that my brother entitled the article "the nasty side" of radical Islam presupposes that there is another side, too.
But, Brother Huq, while I certainly defer to you as a far greater expert than my, the way I understand Islam tells me that the radical Islamists claim to be true to the faith but are not. Three days after the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Daniel Pipes, a friend and non-Muslim scholar of Islam wrote:
"THAT the assault on New York's highest buildings and the American military headquarters appears to have been organised by Osama bin Laden and carried out exclusively by Muslims has large implications for
the way Muslim populations living in all Western countries will be seen in the future. Knowing a bit of background helps to explain what brought us to this situation. Bin Laden's men are not just Muslims but also
Islamists. Islam (a religion) is not the problem, but Islamism (a totalitarian ideology) is. Islamism is not so much a distortion of Islam, but a radically new interpretation. It politicises the religion, turning it into a
blueprint for establishing a coerced utopia. In many ways, its programme resembles those of fascism and Marxism/Leninism."
Moreover, most Islamists have not gone through the extensive study of Islam, Islamic law, etc. that traditional Islam requires. They tend to have western educations and apply a stunted interpretation of Islam to try and fix their own frustrations. Their brutal repression of women is contrary to Islam; so is their ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims and forced application of Sharia to them. They pick and choose, and do not allow the scholarly debate that characterizes true religious scholars everywhere. They are incapable of conducting the same sort of interpretation that traditional Islamic leaders once did, for instance, in softening the proscription against usury.
Moreover, I must respectfully take issue with your apologetic for the Iranian government,"But there is quite good kind of rule of law in the Islamic Republic of Iran." That regime has been one of the most repressive on earth--certainly of Muslims, which was on world view not long ago when Muslims protested the election and were ruthlessly put down, even tortured, for it. Plus, that government has engaged in the worst forms of minority repression and ethnic cleansing. I myself have spoken with Jewish and Bahai victims. Persia/Iran has a centuries-long tradition of pluralism, which the mullahs have raped and pillaged. With respect, saying that there are good things in that government is equivalent to those who justified Italian fascism by saying that "Mussolini made the trains run on time." As to the statement that the humanitarian situation is better there than in the US, I can hardly imagine what could possibly lead anyone--especially the residents of Iran--to such a conclusion.

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Dt: Monday, 07 Sept.2009.

To: Mr. Sohail Choudhury, Executive Editor, Weekly Blitz.

Cc: To Whom It May Concern

Re: http://www.weeklyblitz.net/index.php?id=924
Nasty side of radical Islam
-Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

Dear Sohail Bhai,

Assalamu Alaykum.

Blending truth with lies is worse than blatant lies. The above article titled Nasty side of radical Islam is an unfair article and bad propaganda.

Everything in the post-Islamic Revolution Iran is neither perfect nor is possible to be perfect. But there is quite good kind of rule of law in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Divine, Social and humanitarian situation in Islamic Iran is far better than in Europe, U.S.A. and than in the territories ruled by the collaborators and mercenaries of U.K. and USA.

It is not good to appease those radicals who are prejudiced and senselessly against Islam and against Believer Muslims.

It is good to try to bring the Believer Muslims, Jews and Christians closer and initiate some joint efforts on the basis of common values.

With best wishes.

Sincerely yours,

Kazi Azizul Huq
International Affairs Secretary
Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon

Mail to HH Pope: Anglo-American occupation forces are not "working for peace"

Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 05:51:14 +0600

Subject: Anglo-American occupation forces are not "working for peace"

To: H.H. Pope Benedict XVI
Cc: To Whom It May Concern

Mohtaram,

Assalamu Alaykum.

It is a matter of great regret that the Government of Italy sent soldiers in support of continuation of occupation of Afghanistan. It is not agreeable that the Anglo-American occupation forces are "working for peace".

H.H. Mollah Mohammad Omar is Leader of the Believers and a divine leader defending his Faith, people and country.

The Anglo-American administrations are promoters and protectors of the sins and evils of atheism, agnosticism, materialism, hedonism and social perversions (fornication, extra-marital sex, live-together, homosexual living etc.).

Believers in God irrespective of religious identities and differences need to join their hands in common Divine Cause.

Maassalam.

Kazi Azizul Huq
(ibn Abdulhuq ibn Izzatullah ibn Abdulhamid)
International Affairs Secretary


At 07:07 PM 9/18/2009, you wrote:
VATICAN INFORMATION SERVICE

NINETEENTH YEAR - N. 157
ENGLISH
FRIDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2009


HOLY FATHER'S GRIEF OVER DEATH OF ITALIAN SOLDIERS IN KABUL
VATICAN CITY, 18 SEP 2009 (VIS) - Benedict XVI yesterday expressed his grief
at the death of six Italian soldiers, members of the "Folgore" parachute
regiment, in a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, which also caused the
deaths of fifteen other people.

The Holy Father gave assurances of his prayers for the victims and
expressed his "closeness to the families and to everyone involved", declared
Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J.

"What causes most sorrow", Fr. Lombardi went on, "is the continuation of
such violence against the very people who are working for peace. ... We hope
that all this bloodshed may, in the end, give way to the peace to which so
many people are committed and are giving their lives".
OP/KABUL ATTACK/LOMBARDI VIS 090918 (140)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Divine Teachings for all Believers : The Holy Quran Sura:XVII (Bani-Israel) Verses:18 to 39

Divine Teachings for all Believers

The Holy Quran

Sura: XVII (Bani-Israel) Verses: 18 to 39

QUOTE
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

[XVII: 18] Whoever desires this present life, We hasten to him therein what We please for whomsoever We desire, then We assign to him the hell; he shall enter it despised, driven away.


[XVII: 19] And whoever desires the Hereafter and strives for it as he ought to strive and he is a believer; (as for) these, their striving shall surely be accepted.


[XVII: 20] All do We aid - these as well as those-- out of the bounty of your Lord, and the bounty of your Lord is not confined.


[XVII: 21] See how We have made some of them to excel others, and certainly the Hereafter is much superior in respect of excellence.


[XVII: 22] Do not associate with Allah any other god, lest you sit down despised, neglected.


[XVII: 23] And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him (i.e.Allah), and goodness to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so much as) "Ugh" nor chide them, and speak to them a generous word.


[XVII: 24] And make yourself submissively gentle to them (i.e.parents) with compassion, and say: O my Lord! have compassion on them, as they brought me up (when I was) little.


[XVII: 25] Your Lord knows best what is in your minds; if you are good, then He (i.e. Allah) is surely Forgiving to those who turn (to Him) frequently.


[XVII: 26] And give to the near of kin his due and (to) the needy and the wayfarer, and do not squander wastefully.


[XVII: 27] Surely the squanderers are the fellows of the Shaitans and the Shaitan is ever ungrateful to his Lord.


[XVII: 28] And if you turn away from them to seek mercy from your Lord, which you hope for, speak to them (i.e.the near of kin, the needy and the wayfarer) a gentle word.


[XVII: 29] And do not make your hand to be shackled to your neck (i.e. miser) nor stretch it forth to the utmost (limit) of its stretching forth, lest you should (afterwards) sit down blamed, stripped off.


[XVII: 30] Surely your Lord makes plentiful the means of subsistence for whom He pleases and He straitens (them); surely He is ever Aware of, Seeing, His servants.


[XVII: 31] And do not kill your children for fear of poverty; We give them sustenance and yourselves (too); surely to kill them is a great wrong.


[XVII: 32] And go not nigh to fornication; surely it is an indecency and an evil way.


[XVII: 33] And do not kill any one whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause, and whoever is slain unjustly, We have indeed given to his heir authority, so let him not exceed the just limits in slaying; surely he is aided.


[XVII: 34] And draw not near to the property of the orphan except in a goodly way till he attains his maturity and fulfill the promise; surely (every) promise shall be questioned about.


[XVII: 35] And give full measure when you measure out, and weigh with a true balance; this is fair and better in the end.


[XVII: 36] And follow not that of which you have not the knowledge; surely the hearing and the sight and the heart, all of these, shall be questioned about that.


[XVII: 37] And do not go about in the land exultingly (i.e.arrogantly, proudly), for you cannot cut through the earth nor reach the mountains in height.


[XVII: 38] All this-- the evil of it-- is hateful in the sight of your Lord.


[XVII: 39] This is of what your Lord has revealed to you of wisdom, and do not associate any other god with Allah lest you should be thrown into hell, blamed, cast away.

UNQUOTE The Holy Quran Sura : XVII (Bani Israel); Verses 18 to 39.