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UNDER CONTRUCTION: Only a Matter of Time…

April 19, 2012

Indeed… it has been some time.  We have been writing, deleting, thinking but not posting for a while now and its time you knew why.

ISSM is about to undergo a relaunch and as ever, it requires considerable time and effort.  Along with this a new site will be furnished which will incorporate this blog Insha’Allah. Please pray for us. We are still alive and well Al-Hamdulillah!

ISSM Team

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Oppressing the Veiled and Civil Disobedience

June 17, 2011

By CoolnessofHind

“All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency. Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.”. 

Henry Thoreau, Resistance to Civil Government (1849)

The French Assembly voted 366 to one in favour of the ban on the veil, primarily premised upon the notion, that it oppressed women.  Such arguments have been comprehensively demolished on this blog in the past, and hence do not necessitate a regurgitation of those arguments.  Nevertheless, one would certainly question the motive of a government which wishes to pass a law against a minute minority (some estimates suggest less than 400 women wear a veil in France) in a total French population of 63 million.

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Gaddafi and the Western Financial Terrorists

June 11, 2011

CoolnessofHind

Much can be said about Gaddafi and the architected (yes the Western architected) “revolution” taking place in Libya.  Certainly it is a return to form for the past colonialists.  The usual blatant hypocrisy of the Western powers cannot be more evident as they turn blind eyes to Bahrain and the Saudi/Xe/Blackwater incursions, Palestine, Syria and so forth.  Looks like Cameron can only flex is muscular liberalism only where is his oily, financial interests lie.  Perhaps an article for another day.  For now the following clip is more revealing of the dark, mafia-style banking corporations, which essentially contribute to the driving the global, greed-ridden policies of today:

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Judge Jury and Executioner – The American Murder of Osama Bin Laden

May 7, 2011

By Saiful Islam

We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s, and he is not a “suspect” but uncontroversially the “decider” who gave the orders to commit the “supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole…”

Noam Chomsky’s Reaction to the Osama Bin Laden’s Death

AP PhotosDuring WWII the Jews were gassed and massacred on a huge scale; a genocide no-less.  The perpetrators of these crimes were brought to the now famous Nuremburg trials to face justice.  Later we saw the atrocities and genocide in Bosnia as the world looked on.  Having read parts of the incredibly long judgement some of the crimes are stomach-churningly revolting. Foetus’ were practically ripped out of mother’s wombs and stomped on by the Christian Serbs. Suckling babies were stomped on before the eyes of their wavering parents and mothers repetitively gang-raped before their husbands and children. And these were not one-off events; this was systematic throughout the Serb forces.

Tadic, a Christian Serb conducted ethnic cleansing of Muslims in his home-town and later became a leader. He was caught and then tried at the Hague.  A criminal he was indeed, but in order to be convicted of the various crimes against humanity he perpetrated he had to satisfy a burden of proof.  It is remarkable analysing the verdict of his hearing.  Out of the thirty-one counts, Tadic was found to be not guilty of twenty counts and guilty of eleven, which were arguably comparatively less severe in nature in some instances.

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It’s Only Sunnah Bro!!!

May 2, 2011

By Saiful Islam

ISSM Turban“It’s only Sunnah bro…!”

That is the statement often made by those who when encouraged towards a Sunnah, pull out as an excuse to justify the non-adoption of a particular act, dress code or method which was conducted by the beloved Messenger of Allah(SWT), MuhammadSall-Allahu    alayhi wa sallam.

Here is a tangible example.  Coming out of a shop, a brother wearing jeans half hanging down and a D&G t-shirt came out “bopsing” awkwardly and poorly imitating the 50 Cent et al.  It just so happened that I knew him from our younger days at school.

“SALAAAAAAAMALAIKUM CUZZZIEEEEEE, WA GOWAN!!!”

Standing there, I looked at his state, and thought, MashaAllah, the salam (greeting) is still there!  “Walaykum salam bro”, I said.  After the usual catching up phase of our discussion where the obligatory “hows it goin”, “you married yet” questions are asked, I shifted the conversation to his state.

“Bro your trousers are falling down”, I said laughingly.  With a smirk on his face he replied, “bro its style man, I can’t be seen with my trousers up, it’s just weird.”  Excuse me?! Was I hearing right?  I knew he was into his rap music, so I deliberately asked, “is that some rap culture style?”, to which he responded, “yeah man”.  The following conversation then ensued:

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HOWAZATT!?

April 10, 2011

By Farooq Bayyin

After weeks of cricket it boiled down to the fiercest rivalry in cricket, Pakistan vs. India, in the world cup semi-final. For all the Pakistanis watching it left a very sour taste after watching their side drop four catches and practically throw the game away. The normal thing to do after Pakistan lose would be to discuss the possibilities of match fixing and the likes. But upon reflection something which was even more saddening and sickening was not the possibility of match fixing nor the loss itself but everything that surrounded the game.

The game and possibility of reaching the final but even more so the chance of beating India took Pakistan by storm. Media coverage showed many who had fasted on the day in order that Allah accepts their Duas (prayers) and a molvi praying in aid of the game. And just to ensure all of Pakistan got behind the team the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, declared it a government half day and flew out (accepting the invitation from the Indian PM) to India to show his support.

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Barelwis in the Crossfire 2: Islamophobic College Principal vs Shaykh Mohammed Yasin

April 3, 2011

By CoolnessofHind

UnityAs already documented in previous blogs, the tide for the Barelwis is changing and in my opinion it has already changed.

In the past, the Deobandies and Salafis have been attacked whilst Barelwis have been exonerated in order to perpetuate a chasm which would work in favour of the Islam-pacifying, Muslim-land-grabbing agenda.  The shift in policy now, which in reality is the next phase in destroying Islamic orthodoxy, demands that Islam as a whole be attacked in an open fashion by cementing medieval myths perpetuated by the Christian Europeans about Islam in the bygone era (Muslim barbarians, hand choppers, Halal meat eaters and various other GCSE failing, BNP/EDL-esque comments) and providing a solution for it – Christianity.  Hence why we are witnessing an increased Islamophobia in the general British psychological and social atmosphere which is materialising in criminal activity against the Muslim populace.

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