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America's Dirty War on Islam

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America's Dirty War on Islam - by Stephen Lendman

America's dirty war, in fact, targets Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, political activists, and Muslims for their faith, ethnicity, and at times prominence and charity, exploiting them as "war on terror" scapegoats.

On July 9, a Press TV US prison system racket interview highlighted the problem and urgency to address it, accessed through the following link:

America's media ignore how unjustly it harms millions of disadvantaged people. Instead, they regurgitate spurious high-profile case accusations, always when Muslims are affected. Most often they're men, occasionally women, bogusly charged with terrorism or conspiracy to commit it, when, in fact, they're guilty only of being targets of choice and/or being in America at the wrong time.

Why Muslims when, in fact, Islam teaches love, not hate; peace, not violence; charity, not selfishness; and tolerance, not terrorism; or that Islam, Christianity and Judaism have common roots.

Who'd know though in today's climate of hate and fear at a time America wages global wars on Islam, including at home.

Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame is America's latest high-profile target, illegally captured, interrogated (and likely tortured) at sea for over two months, based on spurious allegations of Islamic terrorist ties.

Post-9/11, the same pattern repeated ruthlessly against hundreds of innocent victims. Pronounced guilty by accusation, America's media shamelessly regurgitate fabricated hate charges, not legitimate honest accounts, doing what good journalists should - their job.

On July 5, New York Times writers Charlie Savage and Eric Schmitt headlined, "US to Prosecute Somali Suspect in Civilian Court," saying:

Obama's Justice Department will "prosecute (Warsame) in civilian court," likely "reignit(ing) debate about (whether) to bring newly captured detainees to" Guantanamo, try them before military commissions, or do it "in civilian court."

While admitting Warsame plotted no attack, and that administration officials gave contradictory accounts of his importance, the article presumed guilt by accusation.

It failed to question whether or not charges are legitimate, let alone his illegal capture, detention, interrogation, and likely torture at sea secretly for over two months.

A same day Karen DeYoung, Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe Washington Post article headlined, "US indicts Somali on terrorism charges," was just as one-sided, presuming guilt because administration officials say so.

Quoting "human rights attorney" John Sifton, his best shot was saying, "It is not exactly satisfactory, from a legal point of view," adding "that the Justice Department is better suited to prosecute" than a military tribunal, instead of explaining what authority gives either the right.

In addition, he didn't question the core guilt or innocence issue or whether Warsame can get due process and judicial fairness in any court, given the circumstances of his capture, charges with no evidence, and America media's acting as judge, jury and executioner.

On July 5, a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release headlined, "Accused al Shabaab Leader Charged with Providing Material Support to al Shabaab and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula," saying:

"AHMED ABDULKADIR WARSAME, aka "KHATTAB," aka "FARAH," aka "ABDI HALIM MOHAMMED FARA," aka "FAREH JAMA ALI MOHAMMED" has been indicted on charges of providing material support to al Shabaab and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula ("AQAP"), two designated foreign terrorist organizations, as well as conspiring to teach and demonstrate the making of explosives, possessing firearms and explosives in furtherance of crimes of violence, and other violation."

In fact, no evidence exists when suspects are charged with providing material support or conspiracy to commit terrorism. Moreover, in 2008, the State Department bogusly designated Al Shabaab a "foreign terrorist organization" like it's shamelessly done to other groups, scapegoating them for political advantage. More on that below.

DOJ said America's military captured Warsame on April 19, 2011, "question(ing him) for intelligence purposes for more than two months," allegedly after (but very likely never) reading him his Miranda rights."

Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara called him "a conduit between al Shabaab and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - two deadly terrorist organizations - providing material support and resources to them both."

In fact, Al Shabaab members are Somali freedom fighters, not terrorists, and Al Qaeda is a 1980s CIA creation. Moreover, no nation may charge citizens or residents of another one with alleged internally committed crimes. Only host countries may do it, but it doesn't deter America's military or covert CIA agents from lawlessly operating anywhere, at times with complicit regimes - pressured, intimidated or willingly going along.

Warsame's indictment alleges that "at least (from) 2007 until April 2011, (he) conspired to provide and provided material (support) to al Shabaab (and) allegedly fought on (its) behalf (in) Somalia in 2009 and provided other forms of support....including explosives, weapons, communications equipment, expert advice and assistance, and training."

Other allegations included providing money, training, various other weapons, facilities and personnel, with no evidence proving anything only host countries may address if legitimate.

In total, Warsame's indictment included nine counts:

"Count One: Conspiracy to provide material support to al Shabaab, causing death;

Count Two: Providing material support to al Shabaab, causing death;

Count Three: Use, carrying, and possession of firearms (machine guns and destructive devices) in furtherance of crimes of violence (in Counts One and Two);

Count Four: Conspiracy to provide material support to AQAP;

Count Five: Providing material support to AQAP;

Count Six: Use, carrying, and possession of firearms (machine guns and destructive devices) in furtherance of crimes of violence (in Counts Four and Five);

Count Seven: Conspiracy to teach and demonstrate the making of explosives;

Count Eight: Conspiracy to receive military-type training from AQAP; (and)

Count Nine: Receiving military-type training from AQAP."

If convicted on most or all charges, Warsame faces life in prison even though all the above charges are spurious.

The full press release can be accessed through the following link:

Notably post-9/11 alone, America committed horrific crimes of war and against humanity in multiple theaters, including Somalia, waging imperial wars on Islam, killing millions in the process - genocide by any standard.

Established by the Rome Statute in July 2002, the International Criminal Court is mandated to prosecute individuals for genocide and aggression, as well as crimes of war and against humanity. Instead, it functions solely as an imperial tool, targeting victims, not mega-criminals like US warlords and co-conspirators.

Al Shabaab - Somali Freedom Fighters, not Terrorists

On the Horn of Africa, Somalia is strategically adjacent to the Red Sea, Suez Canal, the area's vital commercial waterways, and neighboring Sudan, valued for its oil and gas reserves nation's like America, China, India and others covet.

In December 2006, Washington-backed Ethiopian forces unseated the governing Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), replacing it with a Transitional Federal Government (TFG). Thousands were killed. Over a million became refugees.

In January 2009, Ethiopian forces temporarily withdrew, following an agreement between the TFG and the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS), a UIC coalition with other opposition forces. However, fighting continues with America backing TRG/African Union forces to keep Islamists from regaining power.

Including moderate and radical elements, UIC members aren't terrorists. They're freedom fighters, struggling to liberate their country and end years of conflict, divisions and instability. Mogadishu traders initially set it up to bring order to the city's insecurity, and end clan divisions after years of instability and civil war in most parts of the country.

Al Shabaab and other opposition forces continue the struggle. Portions of its rank and file call themselves the Mujahideen Youth Movement (MYM). Estimates of its strength size vary from several thousand to double that number or more, new recruits replacing others injured or killed.

In May 2009, AFP reported Ethiopian forces back in Somalia despite its communications minister, Ermias Legesse, claiming otherwise. Witnesses, however, saw troops and dozens of armored vehicles engaged in fighting.

On March 7, 2011, New York Times writers Mohammed Ibrahim and Jeffrey Gettleman headlined, "Militias Help Somalia Force Regain Towns Near Borders," saying:

"Somali government troops and allied militias (battled) Islamist militants....near the Kenyan and Ethiopian borders," claiming "a string of victories," according to Somali officials who lie like American ones and major media.

On February 29, 2008, the State Department designated Al Shabaab a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended) and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 (as amended).

On July 13, 2010, The New York Times called the organization "one of Africa's most fearsome militant Islamic groups....affiliat(ed) with Al Qaeda since 2007. (For) years, (it) threatened Uganda, Burundi, and terroriz(ed) the Somali public, chopping off hands, stoning people to death and banning their quest to turn Somalia into a seventh-century-style Islamic state."

As usual, Times reports bear no relation to reality. Instead, they regurgitate official Washington's position, without explaining Somalia's strategic importance, and America's imperial interest, waging direct and proxy wars of conquest and domination unendingly for years, causing a longstanding humanitarian crisis in the process.

On May 25, 2011, Eritrea-based analyst Thomas Mountain headlined his CounterPunch article, "UN Cuts Food, Expands War in Somalia," saying:

The UN/African Union army was "increased by thousands of Ugandan troops along with dozens of additional tanks, heavy artillery and helicopter gun ships."

At the same time, "the UN is overseeing the slow death by starvation of the million Somalis they are responsible for," as part of America's "war on terror." For over 20 years, in fact, Washington turned Somalia into a "hell on earth," what major media reports, including The Times, won't report or highlight Mountain asking, "Where is our humanity?"

It's nowhere in sight anywhere, waging imperial wars abroad and dirty ones at home against Islam. Legitimate journalism would highlight it in feature reports.

However, instead of comforting the oppressed and oppressing the comfortable, America's mainstream does the opposite, shamelessly supporting wealth and power, not popular needs, truth and justice, or right over wrong, complicit for their own self-interest.

No wonder, growing numbers value alternative sources for real news, information and analysis like this web site and programs like the Progressive Radio News Hour.

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Comment by Mazher Hussain
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 TLWinslow:  Here are all the translations of the Quran ( that you misquoted and out of context. All the quotations are taken from the Surah that spoke about he Wars that took place during the time of the Prophet and the revelations came to the Prophet there and then to guide the Prophet and his companions. 

You seems to be a missionary to malign Islam to further your agenda.

Here we go with the context and correct translations:

Quran Surah 9:4–6 Except those idolaters with whom you have a treaty, who have not failed you in the least, nor helped anyone against you. Fulfil your obligations to them during the term (of the treaty). God loves those who take heed for themselves.  (4)   But when these months, prohibited (for fighting), are over, slay the idolaters wheresoever you find them, and take them captive or besiege them, and lie in wait for them at every likely place. But if they repent and fulfil their devotional obligations and pay the zakat, then let them go their way, for God is forgiving and kind.  (5) If an idolater seeks protection, then give him asylum that he may hear the word of God. Then escort him to a place of safety, for they are people who do not know.  (6)



Quran Surah 3:84-85 Say: "We believe in God, and in what has been revealed to us, and in what had been sent down to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and their offspring, and what had been revealed to Moses and to Jesus and to all other prophets by their Lord. We make no distinction between them, and we submit to Him and obey."  (84)   And whoever seeks a way other than submission to God, it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the world to come.  (85)


Quran Surah 9:30-31 The Jews say: "Ezra is the son of God;" the Christians say: "Christ is the son of God." That is what they say with their tongues following assertions made by unbelievers before them. May they be damned by God: How perverse are they! (30) They consider their rabbis and monks and the Christ, son of Mary, to be gods apart from God, even though they had been enjoined to worship only one God, for there is no god but He. Too holy is He for what they ascribe to Him! (31) 

Quran Surah 5:32-36 That is why We decreed for the children of Israel that whosoever kills a human being, except (as punishment) for murder or for spreading corruption in the land, it shall be like killing all humanity; and whosoever saves a life, saves the entire human race. Our apostles brought clear proofs to them; but even after that most of them committed excesses in the land. (32) The punishment for those who wage war against God and His Prophet, and perpetrate disorders in the land, is to kill or hang them, or have a hand on one side and a foot on the other cut off, or banish them from the land. Such is their disgrace in the world, and in the Hereafter their doom shall be dreadful. (33) But those who repent before they are subdued should know that God is forgiving and kind. (34) O you who believe, follow the path shown to you by God, and seek the way of proximity to Him, and struggle in His way: you may have success. (35) As for unbelievers, if they possess the riches of the whole earth, and two times more, and offer it as ransom for release from the torments of the Day of Resurrection, it will not be accepted from them, and their punishment will surely be painful. (36)



Quran 22:18-23 Do you see how all things in heavens and the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, trees and beasts, and men in abundance, pay homage to God? Yet there are many who deserve the punishment. And whosoever God disgraces will have none to raise him up in honour. God does verily as He will. (18) These two (believers and unbelievers) are disputants, who contend about their Lord. But they who disbelieve will be fitted out with garments of flames. Boiling water will be poured down over their heads (19) Which will dissolve everything within their bellies, and their skins. (20) There are iron maces for them. (21) As often as they try to escape from its anguish they would be put back into (the fire), and taste the torment of burning. (22) God will surely admit those who believe and do the right to gardens with rivers running by, where they will be decked in bracelets of gold and of pearls; and of silk will be their garments. (23)



Quran 8:59-The infidels should not think that they can bypass (the law of God). Surely they cannot get away. (59) Prepare against them whatever arms and cavalry you can muster, that you may strike terror in (the hearts of) the enemies of God and your own, and others besides them not known to you, but known to God. Whatever you spend in the way of God will be paid back to you in full, and no wrong will be done to you. (60) But if they are inclined to peace, make peace with them, and have trust in God, for He hears all and knows everything. (61) If they try to cheat you, God is surely sufficient for you. It is He who has strengthened you with His help and with believers  (62) Whose hearts He cemented with love. You could never have united their hearts even if you had spent whatever (wealth) is in the earth; but God united them with love, for He is all-mighty and all-wise.  (63) God is sufficient for you, O Prophet, and the faithful who follow you.  (64) O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; and if there are a hundred then they will vanquish a thousand unbelievers, for they are people devoid of understanding.  (65)



Quran 3:28 Those who believe should not take unbelievers as their friends in preference to those who believe -- and whoever does so should have no (expectations) of God -- unless to safeguard yourselves against them. But God commands you to beware of Him, for to God you will journey in the end.  (28)



Quran 3:159-152  O believers, if you listen to the infidels they will make you turn your backs (in war), and you will be the losers.  (149) But God is your protector, and He is the best of helpers.  (150) We shall strike terror into the hearts of unbelievers for ascribing compeers to God for which He has sent down no sanction. Hell is their residence, the evil abode of the unjust.  (151) The promise made to you by God was verified when you destroyed (the foe) by His leave, until you were unmanned and disputed the order, and thus disobeyed (the Apostle) even after He had brought you in sight of (victory) you longed for. Some of you desired this world, and some of you the next. Then He put you to flight before (them) in order to try you. But (now) He has forgiven you, for surely God is kind to the faithful.  (152)



Remember when you prayed to your Lord for help, He heard you and said: "I shall send a thousand angels following behind you for your aid." (9) He gave you the good news only to reassure your hearts, for victory comes from God alone, Quran 8:10-16 (this is war situation) and certainly God is all-mighty and all-wise. (10) A blanketing sleep came over you as a (measure of) security from Him, and He sent down rain from the skies to cleanse you, and to remove the plague of Satan, and to strengthen your hearts and steady your steps. (11) And the Lord said to the angels: "I am with you; go and strengthen the faithful. I shall fill the hearts of infidels with terror. So smite them on their necks and every joint, (and incapacitate them)," (12) For they had opposed God and His Apostle; but whosoever opposes God and his Apostle (should know) that God is severe in retribution. (13) For you is this (punishment) to taste, for the infidels the torment of Hell. (14) O believers, when you meet unbelievers on the field of battle, do not turn your backs to them. (15) For any one who turns his back on that day, except to manoeuvre or rally to his side, will bring the wrath of God on himself, and have Hell as abode; and what an evil destination! (16)



Quran 8:58-61 If you apprehend treachery from a people (with whom you have a treaty), retaliate by breaking off (relations) with them, for God does not like those who are treacherous. (58) The infidels should not think that they can bypass (the law of God). Surely they cannot get away. (59) Prepare against them whatever arms and cavalry you can muster, that you may strike terror in (the hearts of) the enemies of God and your own, and others besides them not known to you, but known to God. Whatever you spend in the way of God will be paid back to you in full, and no wrong will be done to you. (60) But if they are inclined to peace, make peace with them, and have trust in God, for He hears all and knows everything. (61)





Comment by Mazher Hussain
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TL Winslow (#21344:  All you have said about Islam is total lies and nothing else. All of the quotations are out of context. 

Islam is the solution for all human & environmental problems; not only economics & financial, but also political, social, moral & all others. 


Just bashing Islamic Faith & Muslims will not solve yr problem.  Try to know more about the Islamic faith & God willing, if u read it with open heart and mind, u will appreciate the truth.  Because truth will prevail over falsehood & falsehood is bound to perish.  The falsehood which u r propogating is baseless and untrue. 


Here are some examples: Quran 2:190-193 Fight those in the way of God who fight you, but do not be aggressive: God does not like aggressors. 191- And fight those (who fight you) wheresoever you find them, and expel them from the place they had turned you out from. Oppression is worse than killing. Do not fight them by the Holy Mosque unless they fight you there. If they do, then slay them: Such is the requital for unbelievers.  But if they desist, God is forgiving and kind. (192) Fight them till sedition comes to end, and the law of God (prevails). If they desist, then cease to be hostile, except against those who oppress. (193)  


F.Y.I. Islam is the fastest growing religion in Europe & the West. George Bernard Shaw said, that the only religion which will rule Europe and west in the next 100 yrs is Islam. So better wake up & learn more about Islam and visit the link below for authentic Quran Translation i.e. w w w . t a n z i l . n e t 

Good luck and best wishes from a Muslim.

Comment by TL Winslow
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"Why Muslims when, in fact, Islam teaches love, not hate; peace, not violence; charity, not selfishness; and tolerance, not terrorism; or that Islam, Christianity and Judaism have common roots."

Does Lendman get paid for this misinformation in barrels or dollars or Saudi riyals? :)

Yes, Islam teaches love - of Muslim for Muslim, as long as they don't become infidels, which Islam teaches Muslims to hate passionately, ask any Sunni what they want to do with a Shiite, or vice-versa. Yes, Islam teaches peace, in a Muslim-controlled territory under Sharia, as in you'll get arrested for disturbing the peace, let's say by being a woman who dares to drive a car in public or appear without a male chaperon, or insult Islam somehow, there's an infinite number of ways - but it teaches the use of all-out violence against anybody or anything standing in Islam's way, because Allah claims the whole world belongs to him, and he teaches that non-Muslims are garbage to be disposed of by Muslim garbage disposers. Yes, Islam teaches charity, as in give everything you have including your life to Allah's cause of world domination over non-Muslim infidels, and don't hesitate to lie to infidels, Allah understands you're just buying time. And yes, Muhammad set the example of tolerance with his life, by laying low in the early years and pretending to be tolerant until his military might increased enough to throw off the sheep's clothing and go on jihad - it's like 1,2, 3, pow.

Oh yes, Islam has common roots with Judaism and Christianity, because it claims it is the only true religion and the others have been taken over by the Devil (the opposite of Allah, get it?), and all who follow them will go to Hell, and are not to wait to find out after they die, but non-Muslims should have no right to political power on Earth, and true Muslims will make sure of it now.

In short, those poor Muslims who adhere to the world's most intolerant and supremacist ideology and will make use of tolerance as a screen to organize their takeover are innocent sheep - as in wolves in sheep's clothing, and for the U.S. to allow mass immigration from the Muslim world is tantamount to suicide. Oh yes, Lendman loves Muslim immigration, and wants to get rid of pests such as Christians and Jews and other non-Muslims to make room for about 300 million of them, because it must be the CIA who invented Islamism and Islamic terrorism, and those poor innocent Muslims were too stupid to know their own religion and stand up to them, but allowed themselves to be misled and play into their hands and strap on their butt bombs. Take Osama bin Laden for example. This highly trained and rich Saudi engineer was completely bamboozled by CIA agents and started al-Qaida because he didn't understand true Islam as well as Lendman, and now that he's dead Lendman can't set him straight :)

Sorry, but Islam's thousand-year horror show goes back to Day One, way before there was a U.S. or CIA, and each and every Muslim who imbibes the Quran is imbibing that 7th century mindset and the commands of Allah to throw off all fake prophets, including Marx and Lenin (Lendman's favorites probably), and remember that he, Muhammad, is the the final prophet, and only his Quran rules. How about that neat law Muhammad invented that a woman can only claim rape if she has four witnesses, and a man can only have four wives, hence even if the entire harem witnesses a man raping her, he can't be legally charged with a speck of spit. I can't wait for that to become the law of the land in the United Muslim States of America :)

Oh yes, here's the Quran Cider House Rules, compliments of Muhamamad, Allah's final prophet, no change-o or they will have to take care of you, how, the Rules:

“Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191 “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” Koran 9:123 “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Koran 9:5 “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Koran 3:85 “The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”... Koran 9:30 “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Koran 5:33 “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Koran 22:19 “The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” Koran 8:65 “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” Koran 3:28 “We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allah, for which Allah had sent no authority; their abode will be the fire: how evil is the abode of the polytheists and wrong­doers.” Koran 3:151 “Recall that Allah inspired the angels as follows: I am with you, so support those who believe. I will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. You may smite their necks, and you may strike even every finger.” Koran 8:12 “Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” Koran 8:60

Is there a rightist conspiracy against Muslims, or just more and more people taking their heads out of the sand? Only Saudi-greased propagandists keep pushing the Islam = Religion of Peace b.s.

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