The Candid Eye

April 21, 2010

Saudi Police let 15 school girls burnt alive!!

Filed under: Islam,Jihad,Terrorism,Wahabism — thecandideye @ 6:00 AM
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Saudi Arabia’s religious police “Mutaween”  are tasked with enforcing Sharia Law as defined by government in the Kingdom.By the name of god these people have been committing crimes against humanity.Recently, the Mutaween police had let 15 school girls burnt alive just because they were not wearing burqa at that time.

Saudi Arabia's Religious Police & Fire victim

Saudi Arabia’s religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress, according to Saudi newspapers.

In a rare criticism of the kingdom’s powerful “mutaween” police, the Saudi media has accused them of hindering attempts to save 15 girls who died in the fire on Monday.About 800 pupils were inside the school in the holy city of Mecca when the tragedy occurred.

The Mecca city governor visited the fire-damaged school : Image Courtesy - BBC

According to the al-Eqtisadiah daily, firemen confronted police after they tried to keep the girls inside because they were not wearing the headscarves and abayas (black robes) required by the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Islam.

One witness said he saw three policemen “beating young girls to prevent them from leaving the school because they were not wearing the abaya”.

The Saudi Gazette quoted witnesses as saying that the police – known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice – had stopped men who tried to help the girls and warned “it is a sinful to approach them”.

Affected students are being taken to hospital : Image courtesy - BBC

The father of one of the dead girls said that the school watchman even refused to open the gates to let the girls out.

“Lives could have been saved had they not been stopped by members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” the newspaper concluded.

Relatives’ anger

Families of the victims have been incensed over the deaths.Most of the victims were crushed in a stampede as they tried to flee the blaze.

The school was locked at the time of the fire – a usual practice to ensure full segregation of the sexes.

The religious police are widely feared in Saudi Arabia. They roam the streets enforcing dress codes and sex segregation, and ensuring prayers are performed on time.Those who refuse to obey their orders are often beaten and sometimes put in jail.

Source: BBC

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April 6, 2010

Muslims Must Acknowledge, Counteract, Violent Messages

Filed under: Islam,Jihad,Wahabism — thecandideye @ 6:00 AM
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Many in the Muslim world repeatedly express anger when Islam and its founder are criticized. This anger is understandable, especially when we take into consideration the sensitivity of talking about religious issues.

However, it is vital that the Muslim world realize that most — if not all — of the criticism of Islam and the prophet is based on what traditional and mainstream Islamic books teach. In other words, it is unfair to say that criticism of Islam is based on or motivated merely by bias against the religion, especially when we see thousands of Mosques and Islamic schools built in and sometimes supported by Western countries.

Many more limitations are placed on the rights of minorities to build their religious temples or to practice their religion freely in Muslim countries than in the West. For example, Christians are not permitted to have their Bibles with them in Saudi Arabia while Muslims have complete freedom to have the Quran in the United States and European countries.

Dr.Tawfik Hamid : Image source - http://www.tawfikhamid.com

Muslims MUST ask themselves who actually discriminates against the other: Is the West discriminating against Islam or is the Muslim world discriminating against people of other faiths? Who needs to change and show more tolerance for religious minorities, the West or the Muslim world?

In addition, when the Taliban destroyed the historical Buddha statues, the Muslim world was virtually silent, which may indicate a form of acceptance for this barbaric act. The Muslims MUST ask themselves, what would they have felt if the Buddhists, for example, destroyed the Muslim holy mosque in Mecca?

Furthermore, Muslims enjoy full freedom in the West to preach to non-Muslims and to convert them to Islam. On the contrary, Muslims in general become very furious if they discover that non-Muslims are proselytizing to Muslims to convert them to other faiths. In fact, proselytizing to Muslims is illegal in many Islamic countries.

The Muslim world needs to ask itself again: Is the West discriminating against them, or are the Muslims discriminating against the others?The Muslim world needs to realize that Muslims themselves have created the negative image of Islam in the West.

When mainstream Islamic books of Sira (biography of the Prophet Mohammad that was essentially written by Muslims) teach that the prophet took a woman as booty in the war after forcing her to see her father and brother decapitated. Do Muslims expect the world to say, “Wow, this is a wonderful model for tolerance!”

When we teach in several Islamic books that Prophet Mohammad said Allah ordered him to fight the entire world until they subjugate to Islam and in current shariah books that Muslims have to wage wars against non-Muslims and offer them to choose one of the following options: to convert to Islam, to pay humiliating tax, or to be killed, do we expect others to tell us that Islam is the religion of peace?

I wonder whether Muslims would consider such actions peaceful if non -Muslims declared war against Muslims to spread their religion and offered Muslims the choice of converting, or to paying a humiliating tax,, or to be killed.When our traditional Islamic books mention that Mohammad ordered his followers to torture other human beings, does the Muslim world expect other peoples to tell us that the prophet of Islam was sent as a mercy for mankind?

When we teach in Al-Buchary [mainstream Hadith book for Sunni Muslims] that the Prophet Mohammad married and had sex with a 9-year-old child, and that he used to bring dolls for her so she could play with them, or that he used to have sex with his nine wives in one night, do we expect the world to tell us that the prophet was a role model for mankind?

If mentioning these stories is considered an insult to Islam, then Al-Buchary — not the West — should take responsibility for insulting the religion.

When non-Muslims realize that Muslims who convert away from Islam must be killed under Redda law (killing the apostates) and that this law is approved by ALL schools of Islamic jurisprudence based on the words of the Prophet Mohammad, shall we expect them to sing praises for how Islam respects the value of religious freedom?

When non-Muslims read in our mainstream books that stoning of adulterous women is acceptable in our modern times, and that it is permissible for a man to beat his wife to discipline her, and that polygamy is permissible for men up to four wives, do we expect that the world will tell us that Islam is the religion that gave women their rights?

When non-Muslims hear fatwas from some of our leading scholars that drinking the urine of the prophet was a blessing for his disciples, should we expect words of admiration or criticism?

When we teach in our approved Islamic books that early Muslim armies invaded many countries to spread Islam and that the agreement between the second caliphate and non-Muslim minorities in these countries did not allow non-Muslims to sit while Muslims were standing and did not allow non-Muslims to raise their voices while crying when following their dead, do we expect that others to be speaking loudly about the “tolerance” of Islam?

It is important that the Muslim world realize that it needs to stop discrimination against its non-Muslim minorities and that Muslims themselves — and not Westerners — created the negative image of Islam.

Denying that the above teachings exist just makes things worse, as they are in our Islamic books.

The best way to stop criticism of Islam is to admit that violent teachings exist and that Islamic scholars must work on providing modern ways for interpreting and understanding their religion instead of accusing those who expose the problem and raise valid questions of being Islamophobes.

Source: NewsMax

January 21, 2010

The terror masters of Kerala

An article by Dr. Babu Suseelan

Most security and terror experts agree that the indifferent attitude of the Marxist government and the pro-jihadi policies of the Sonia government helped to furnish the stage set for the Mumbai jihadi massacre.

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are the ideological, financial and training centers of the global Islamic terrorism. Now Dubai has joined the terrorists club. Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda, and Laskhar-e-Toiba use Dubai for financing, recruiting and deploying jihadi terrorists against India. The Saudi ministries of Islamic affairs budgets billions of dollars for disseminating the “Word of Allah” throughout the world. The Saudi Religious Affairs Ministry finances thousands of mosques in Kerala and different parts of India. The Islamic goal is to abolish Indian Hindu culture and secular ethos and replace it with Islamo fascism.

Apostasy in Islam : Image Courtesy - http://www.bendib.com/

Thousands of Muslims from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Somalia, and Sri Lanka are working in Dubai as labourers. They work below poverty level salaries and live in filthy labour camps. Pakistan jihadi recruiting agents and ISI target Muslims from Kerala with financial largesse. Recruited Muslims are sent to Pakistan for further indoctrination, and jihad terrorism training. Pakistan trained jihadis have penetrated every state in India. They have established a vast network of jihadis and additional training centers in different parts of India.

Dubai based Muslim businessmen use a complex financial money laundering web to provide infrastructure and financial support for the Islamic terror groups in Kerala.

Now, Kerala, the land of Sankaracharya has become a jihadi terror centre of India. Jihadis are running around with bombs and explosives targeting innocent people at will. Muslims in Kerala receive financial largesse from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and from Kerala Muslims settled in Dubai. They have established a vast and complex financial, religious, media, and educational networks in Kerala to propagate Islamic extremism and jihadist interests. Through numerous charitable organisations, business houses, news papers and television, jihadis have successfully recruited thousands of terrorists for the Islamic jihad against India.

New Age Islam Niqab in Europe : Image Courtesy - http://www.newageislam.org/

Thejas, a jihadi owned daily in Malayalam receives enormous amounts from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Iran and Pakistan. Thejas is in the forefront in supporting Islamic terrorism against India. It is the mouthpiece for SIMI, PDP and NDF. These organisations are declared as terror outfits by security agencies. It’s most dangerous effect being its cultural, political, and intellectual influence in various fields.

Recent arrest of Soofia Madany, Thadianteavide Nassir, Umar Forooqi, Halim, Majeed Parambil, Tajudeen, Sabeer and Shuhoe and several jihadi terrorists reveal a complex system of material support they have received from Pakistan and Dubai. Jihadi terrorist groups pay through Thejas daily for Marxist intellectuals, phony social leaders, fake Human Rights groups for drafting and placing Op-Ed pieces, conducting outreach events, organising Press conferences, and arranging political party leaders visit to Dubai.

PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madany who was implicated in Coimbatore bomb blast case where 93 people were killed has defined their goal in one of his speech. The mischievous orator stated that “There was no way that Islamic society could compromise with Hindutva”. “Islam would prevail in India.” “There is no middle ground.” As a consequence he echoed Al-Qaeda in believing that only by purging secular influences and returning to “true Islam” could the Islamic world ever recover its past glory. His views and attitudes towards the Marxists are known as well. Yet the Marxist party made an unholy alliance with jihadi Madany and his Islamic party PDP. His wife Soofia Madany is now implicated in Kalamessari bus burning case, Ernakulum, Kozhikode and Bengaluru explosions and several bombing and arson cases.

For several years, the Congress government and the Marxist government have showed absolutely no desire for the investigation of several jihadis bombing in Kerala. When Madany was arrested and handedover to Tamil Nadu for Coimbatore bomb blast case, by the Marxist Chief Minister Nayannar, Jihadis hatched a plan to murder Nayanar. The Marxist and the Congress government refused to arrest and prosecute jihadis for the murder plan. The Congress and the Marxist governments stalled the investigation. The jihadis were whisked out of the country before they could be arrested. The Marxist government contented that their whereabouts are unknown.

Later in December 2009, Thadiantaveede Nassir was quickly whisked out of Bangladesh where he was planning bombing against American and Indian embassies in Bangladesh. He revealed jihadis involvement in Kalamassery bus hijacking and burning, Kzhikode bomb blast, Ernakulum explosion, bombing in Bengaluru and Mangalore. Most security and terror experts agree that the indifferent attitude of the Marxist government and the pro-jihadi policies of the Sonia government helped to furnish the stage set for the Mumbai jihadi massacre.

Islamic religious leaders who actively oppose Islamic extremists risk their lives. Witness the murder of Chekannur Maulavi and the lack of credible investigation of his murder.

There is a grand alliance among the Marxist party, jihadis and phony intellectuals and bogus secular activists. The Marxist government has allocated thousands of hectors of land for an Islamic University in Mallappuram. An Islamic Bank in Kerala is on its way. Government financés Islamic centres, Muslim academicians and the government also increased the Haj subsidy.

Financial experts suggest that vast sums of Pakistan printed counterfeit Indian currency have been found their way into the mosques, Islamic centres, real estate and Muslims businesses. The implications of this enormous amount of counterfeit Indian currency distribution are frightening. The Marxist and the Congress government authorities aided and abetted these jihadi culprits in their crime.

But it was only in the arrest of Tahadiantavide Nassir and the BJP ruled Karnataka police began prying into the web of terrorist bombing of Bengaluru, the magnitude of jihadi terrorism is recognised. With the money flowing in from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Dubai, one can expect more jihadi terrorism in Kerala. Jihad war is an Islamic enterprise that will be always be with us. For Muslims, jihad war is constant and it will not change. Its methods and delivery systems are changing. From Islamic swords and clubs now jihadist have changed their methods to plane hijacking, bus burning, pipe bombing, “Love Jihad”, chemical jihad, cyber jihad, and kidnapping.

There is a vast jihad support network in Kerala. Since the Marxist government and secular political parties are sleeping with the jihadist and the government provides support services, special reservation, free college education, many of the Muslims have little motivation to live peacefully with the majority.

Soon the Marxist government and the Congress party will discover that the jihadi demands they have nurtured would haunt them. Since the High Court has made several comments on terrorism and love jihad, the Marxist government find itself in a dangerous paradox. Although Chief Minister Achuthanandan has come to understand the need to sever all connections to jihad terror groups, he stands alone in their own pro-jihad party.

Now the Marxist government has arrested Soofia Madany, the ring leader in several jihadi terror incidents in Kerala and Karnataka. Nevertheless, the Marxist government has much to answer in their delay in investigating and arresting dangerous jihadi terrorists. The Marxists and the Congress party and pseudo secular elites have created the monster of jihadism in Kerala and exported it to neighbouring states. Now the monster has grown in an enormous size and the general public is in danger.

In addition to these new developments, there are additional ineptitudes of the Marxist government. One of these is the Marxist government’s tendency to limit police investigation. Even more importantly, the Marxist government sympathises with them and takes psychological comfort in letting jihad criminals escape to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan or Dubai.

In sum, there will be additional terrorist attacks in Kerala is a virtual certainty. The general public wants to enjoy life and retreat into private life, drink hot tea and watch television. They are taught to believe that the government can do marvelous things, provide safety and security to the public in countless and unlimited ways. It is time of that to stop, and there are several ways the peace loving majority has to take. First democracy does not mean only to participate in voting. They have to be active, rise up and challenge the despotic Marxist government colluding with criminals. Second thing is longer term, but equally vital. Be active in politics and elect only leaders with nationalist interest and proven track record. In doing so, we must remember, we are choosing our future.

Source: Organiser

October 27, 2009

The Kingdom by Robert Lacey

Robert Lacey, a British historian noted for his original research which gets him to close to,often living alongside his subjects.He is the author of numerous bestsellers and also the author of “The Kingdom“.

An article about Saudi Arabia appeared in thestar.com.

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In most countries, a generation gap means a struggle between aging conservatives and their young and restless critics. But in Saudi Arabia, an opposite kind of battle is being waged, and one that poses dangers for both the mega-rich kingdom and the West.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

It’s a high-stakes contest that will determine the future of the world’s biggest oil producer, the holiest sites of Islam, and the tiny kingdom whose influence has made it a geopolitical giant.

“In Saudi Arabia, the idea that you have to go to the young for progress is turned on its head,” says Robert Lacey, author of Inside the Kingdom. “It’s the older generation of Saudis, including the royals, who are more friendly to progress, and to the West. Fundamentalism is a belief … embraced by the young.”

Lacey says it’s also a product of the royal family’s history as the spear-carrier of Wahhabism, one of the most austere Islamic sects. And, he says, the society that produced Osama bin Laden, 9/11 and global jihad, now depends on an 85-year-old monarch, King Abdullah, to strike a balance among the entrenched conservatives, extremists and modernists struggling to steer Saudi Arabia’s course to the future.

It was Abdullah’s House of Saud that fought its way to power in 1932, and hammered three disconnected territories into one kingdom under the Wahhabi faith. But the extremism the regime nurtured brought the country to a near standstill and opened the way for radicals who mixed religion with violence.

“If it were not for Ibn Saud and his sons, the oilfields now called Saudi would probably be another overly affluent, futuristic emirate like Kuwait or Dubai, along the Persian Gulf coast,” Lacey says. “(They) would be totally separate from the holy places of Mecca and Medina – and would almost certainly be following a softer, more tolerant branch of Islam.”

Instead, the Saudi rulers’ adherence to Wahhabism led to decades of turmoil, starting with the oil boom of the 1970s, when wealth and contact with the West prompted a softening of traditional norms – followed by a violent backlash and the rise of militant Islam.

“The result of the oil boom was a religion boom,” Lacey said in an interview in Toronto.

The extremists doubled their efforts in 1990, when Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait brought thousands of American troops into the reticent kingdom. But an alleged bargain between the Saudi government and bin Laden – a payoff to keep the terrorist chief from attacking the royal family – went sour after 9/11. Ruthless attacks were launched against Saudi Arabia in 2003.

More recently, Al Qaeda militants have holed up in neighbouring Yemen, making it a base for cross-border attacks.

Now, says Lacey, “Saudi opinion has shifted, and sympathy for Al Qaeda has dropped. The sight of women in black abayas covered in blood made people line up with the government (against the militants).”

But animosity to “Western” liberalization lingers, stoked by media and schools that are run by conservative Islamists. The young, says Lacey, are especially vulnerable.

Saudi Arabia has an average income of about $25,000 a year, and nearly 80 per cent literacy. But dependent on oil wealth, it lacks jobs for its young, who make up 60 per cent of the country’s 28 million people: a generation that has higher education and expectations than their parents.

“It’s a deeply conservative, mistrustful population,” Lacey says.

King Abdullah has taken the fight to the fundamentalists’ own turf. He has funded a well-publicized militant rehabilitation project. And he is behind a $12.5 billion (U.S.) graduate research institute that will bring 21st century science and technology to Saudi Arabia, providing homegrown jobs and laying the groundwork for the future.

But the religious purists are already decrying plans to let men and women study together, as well as predictions that the institute will host large numbers of foreign faculty and students. The success or failure of the project will be a test case for Saudi Arabia’s evolution.

“At the king’s age,” says Lacey, “he knows there is little time to waste.”

September 26, 2009

Saudis have radicalized 80% of US mosques!!!

Filed under: Hinduism,Kashmir,Monuments — thecandideye @ 6:00 AM
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Mainstream US Muslim organizations are heavily influenced by Saudi-funded extremists, according to Yehudit Barsky, an expert on terrorism at the American Jewish Committee.

Worse still, Barsky told The Jerusalem Post last week, these “extremist organizations continue to claim the mantle of leadership” over American Islam.

The power of the extremist Wahhabi form of Islam in the United States was created with generous Saudi financing of American Muslim communities over the past few decades. Over 80 percent of the mosques in the United States “have been radicalized by Saudi money and influence,” Barsky said.

A Mosque in Michigan

A Mosque in Michigan

Before the 1970s, she explained, “Muslim immigrants who came to the United States would build a store-front mosque somewhere. Then, since the 1970s, the Saudis have been approaching these mosques and telling them it wasn’t proper for the glory of Islam to build such small mosques.”

For many Muslims, it seemed the Saudis were offering a free mosque. However, Barsky believes for each mosque they invested in, the Saudis sent along their own imam (teacher-cleric).

“These [immigrants] were not interested in this [Wahhabi] ideology, and suddenly they have a Saudi imam coming in and telling them they’re not praying properly and not practicing Shari’a [Islamic law] properly.” This Saudi strategy was being carried out “all over the world, from America to Bangladesh,” with the Saudis investing $70-80 billion in the endeavor over three decades.

Barsky, who heads the AJC’s Division on Middle East and International Terrorism and is the executive editor of Counterterrorism Watch, said this means that “the people now in control of teaching religion [to American Muslims] are extremists. Who teaches the mainstream moderate non-Saudi Islam that people used to have? It’s in the homes, but there’s no infrastructure. Eighty percent of the infrastructure is controlled by these extremists.”

The same is true, Barsky said, of many of the mainstream Muslim organizations in America. Many of them are “pro-Saudi and pro-Muslim Brotherhood organizations.”

As examples, she listed three important groups: the Islamic Society of North America, which “supports the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudi regime;” the Islamic Circle of North America, which “is composed of members of Jamaat e-Islami, a Pakistani Islamic radical organization similar to the Muslim Brotherhood that helped to establish the Taliban;” and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), “founded in the 1980s by pro-Hamas activists.”

The problem is most acute when it comes to interfaith relations. When advising colleagues on interfaith work with their Muslim counterparts, Barsky tells them “to proceed with caution, [since] some of the [extremist] organizations have concluded that interfaith dialogue is a good way to spread the ideology.”

Indeed, despite instructions given in Saudi embassy literature – and available in many mosques throughout the country – which blast Jewish and Christian “corruption and immorality” and teach Muslims that “the only way to survive is to have no contact with the infidel Christians and Jews,” these organizations reach out to Jews and Christians.

Barsky explained that interfaith dialogue gives such organizations a public legitimacy that their ideology would deny them if they expressed it outright.

“So there’s a problem,” Barsky concluded, “with knowing who these people are, who is really moderate. [These organizations] come to the Jewish community to talk about interfaith, while they still teach anti-Western and anti-Christian doctrines to their followers. Some of the leaders have even condoned suicide bombings in Israel and against American armed forces.”

Her advice to American Jewish organizations who want to take part in interfaith activities: “Take time to learn who they are and what they’re saying. It’s more complicated than just respecting each other.”

As for finding true moderates in the American Muslim community, Barsky said such organizations “have quite a way to go before they will have the level of organization” displayed by the extremist organizations. “So there’s a moderate voice that hasn’t been heard. But it’s starting to be heard, and that’s because of the anger over [organizations such as] CAIR claiming the mantle of leadership.”

For example, organizations such as the Arizona-based American Islamic Forum for Democracy and the Washington-based Center for Islamic Pluralism are both new and “have gathered under their umbrella a number of moderate organizations.”

As for combatting Islamic radicals in America, Barsky thinks Americans need to change the way they think about Wahhabi Islam.

“The United States has a hard time understanding the extremists’ ideology. Americans don’t like to interfere in the religion of other people. But the reality is that this isn’t religion, but a politicized radical ideology. It’s very dangerous,” she warned, adding that the people who are being taught this ideology are prime targets for recruitment by terror organizations.

“If we don’t understand that [these groups] are dangerous,” she concluded simply, “we’re going to suffer the consequences.”

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