Myanmar government planning for another episode of Anti-Muslim riots

Myanmar government

planning for another episode

of Anti-Muslim riots  

 

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

 

Anti-Muslim Riots in Bago/Pegu

Anti-Muslim Riots in Bago/Pegu

 

 

 

 

Dear Brother,

I hope you can share the following news which is the part of a deliberate plan of the Military Junta of Burma to use its long term policy of using religious hatred to create the political environment that may benefit the Military Junta of Burma to stay in Power Forever.
Please prevent hatred against any race or religion and create the unity and harmony among all the races and religions of the people of Burma.

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All the Muslims around the world should stop protesting against Israel but should start to protest against Egypt

All the Muslims around the world should stop protesting against Israel

but should start to protest against Egypt

A Palestinian boy injured in an Israeli army operation is carried into the emergency room at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on Saturday. - AP

A Palestinian boy injured in an Israeli army operation is carried into the emergency room at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on Saturday. - AP

 

 

COMMENT: Egypt CLOSED THE BORDER TO TRAP THE PALESTINE MUSLIMS. WHY STOP THE REPORTERS FROM ENTERING AT THEIR OWN RISK TO REVEAL THE ATROCITIES OF ISRAEL. 

Egypt is accepting HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF USD from USA JUST TO TO SUPPORT ISRAEL?

GAZA is a very difficult conflict to cover because journalists are basically shut out and banned from entering the area.( BOTH BY THE ISRAEL AND THEIR CLOSED FRIEND, EGYPT)

Egypt reseals Gaza border breach

Egyptian troops have sealed the border with the Gaza Strip, ending 12 days of freedom of movement for Palestinians.

The troops are still allowing Palestinians and Egyptians to return home, but have stopped allowing any new cross-border movement.

The border was breached when Hamas militants blew up sections of the wall to break Israel’s seven-month blockade.

An estimated half of Gaza’s 1.5m population took the opportunity to cross into Egypt and buy supplies.

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Advising OIC to re-brand and repackage the image of Islam

Advising OIC to re-brand and repackage the image of Islam

 

_ by Dr Zafar Shah (One of my Pseudonyms)

 

Dear OIC leaders,                           

Please may you kindly allow me to advise the Organization of the Islamic Conference to try to change the present image of Islam by the non-Muslim world. Because of the extremists’ action of violence especially on-unarmed civilians, nowadays quite a lot of non-Muslims are looking with the suspected eyes on all the Muslims.  

I am not here to argue anything about Jihad. However, we all must acknowledge that some people against Islam had successfully re-branded all of us after the end of cold war. As there is no more evil group against them, weapon producers need to create a new enemy. So they re-package us, Muslims as a new enemy and successfully re-branded as Terrorists. With peace after cold war, they are going to lose every thing. With the creating of a new enemy, re-branded, Terrorist Islam, they could keep on getting profits by selling weapons to both sides.  

Dear brothers, I am here to think out of the box to win back the hearts and minds of the whole word, especially non-Muslims and even including our enemies. 

Former US president Bill Clinton called for the US to increase the foreign aid, suggesting it was important in fighting terrorists and “cheaper than going to war”. He said, “Spending this money to be in a world with more partners and fewer terrorists and more possibility for growth and more prosperity for Americans is a very inexpensive thing to do.” 

Yes, Mr Clinton is absolutely right. Why should not we do the same thing to get what we want? 

It is very difficult to change other people, or the whole world’s perception on all the Muslims. It is a lot easier to change our selves. We need to re-brand and repackage the image of Islam by changing ourselves. 

Christian Missionaries had shown us the example for centuries. Their charity work of building schools, hospitals for the poor, regardless of race and religion around the world is the good example to follow. Oil rich OIC countries should lead and other countries, Muslim organizations, NGOs and individuals should chip in. Muslims should lead all the Humanitarian aids and helps around the world. 

We hope and pray that all of the Muslims would be able to realize that the greatness of a person or an organization does not lie in the power it wields, or in the armory, ammunitions, or wealth it displays but in the greatness of its heart and its good deeds. What we have is not important, not only the whole world but Almighty Allah would definitely care and record what we do with our possessions or wealth on poor and needy. We would get the rewards not only in the hereafter but in the present world, depending on our deeds but not according to our possession in the present world.

We would be most remembered not for material achievements but for the generosity, kindheartedness, donations, helping hands extended to the needs, poor etc along our life span. Someone once said, “a man never stands as tall as when he stoops to help a little child.”

There is greatness in giving and we could see the shame in grabbing with greed. The never-ending grabbing person is in some kind of bondage to greediness, wanting, longing for everything, and he could not let go of anything he saw means that actually he is a virtual slave to this material world and was bankrupt spiritually.  

Dear Muslim brothers, let us forgive and forget all the wrong doings of others on us. We all should stop any kind of revenge. We need to have peace with the whole world including Israel. Allah had given a lot of land and wealth to all of us. Instead of fighting we should made peace and help to resettle our Palestinians friends in our own countries. We have to accept peace with Israel even if we could not get back all we want. Once we show our good will, generosity, kindheartedness others will definitely change. 

We cannot win over our enemies with revenge, hatred or terrorism. We could, Insya Allah easily win over their hearts and minds with forgiveness, generosity and loving kindness. We could easily re-brand Islam by re-packing it in our charity works. 

So let us start charity work of building schools, hospitals for the poor, regardless of race and religion around the world. Muslims should lead all the Humanitarian aids and helps around the world. Let us all re-brand and re-pack Islam in a kindlier gentler and noble form.

OIC summit full of rhetorics

OIC summit full of rhetorics

Written by Kazi Mahmood   

The 11th summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) is being held at Dakar, Senegal amid tight security and the usual rhetoric that accompanies such meetings. The leaders of the Muslim nations which are member states of the organization are still struggling to offer solutions to the immediate problems that affect the Muslim world while the situation within the conference rooms does not augur well for the organization’s new charter.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Sheik Tidiane Gadio, urged the senior officials of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), gathered Saturday in Dakar, to draw up a consensual new OIC charter likely to be accepted by all the 57 member states of this organization.

His urgent call defines the underlining frustration that has clouded the organizing of this conference for the second time in Senegal in 17 years. On Tuesday, the foreign ministers of the OIC nations were still debating on the modalities to adopt the new charter but reports indicated that this will be delayed for yet another term.

It might be possible that the new charter will be debated in Egypt where the next OIC summit (the 12th Summit) will probably be held according to information grasped in the corridors of the conference.

The failure to finalize the new charter indicates the deep trouble that characterizes organizations such as the OIC, which does not have the structures to behave like the United Nations (UN) and is not as united as the Arab League (AL). The OIC, after Senegal, will remain a hybrid organization that is trying to adapt to the changes in the world, particularly the globalization issues and the centralization of the world trade under the western dominated World Trade Organization (WTO).

Migration, which is a terrible headache among member countries of the OIC, will also be on the agenda of the 11th summit thanks to efforts made by former Senegalese Minister Mme Ndioro Ndiaye who is the assistant Director General of the OIM Organization Internationale pour les Migrations.

Migration is a growing issue in the world today and the former Minister is pressing for the OIC to set an agenda that will allow for the member countries to ease migration. She said that migration among OIC member states should be treated as an important matter and must be made easier.

Countries like Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and even Egypt has tough migratory rules that do not allow the smooth transition of migrant workers on their soil. It is probably in the spirit of Muslim brotherhood that such migratory rules could be downgraded in order to allow for the integration of foreign migrants in OIC member states.

The OIC meeting is being held under tight security, necessary at times for head of states but useless for foreign and local journalists covering the event. This summit has seen an upgrading of the security process since its beginning on the 8th of the month with various badges and passes required for journalists to access areas that are considered ‘secured’ for foreign dignitaries.

This defeats the purpose to have all heads of states under one roof and makes them unavailable to the local or international press on claims that their security is at stake. These leaders owe the people an explanation on why the OIC is still an organization that has not yet found its purpose and is still struggling to decide on a new charter.

From Pakistan to Senegal, the people of the OIC member states are asking why the organization has failed them in many ways and has reached its 11th summit without even considering the security of the people.

If the summit is about the security of the head of states alone then who will decide on the security of the people in countries? Certainly in places where the enemies of Islam are having a free hand at killing innocents, raping women and controlling Muslim lands such as in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.

On the other hand, Souleymane Gano Senegalese journalist attached to the Agence de Presse Senegalaise (APS) told WFOL that it was a great pleasure that an African country organizes the OIC meeting; this allows us to develop our infrastructures. Part of Dakar is now changed with news infrastructures, new roads and certainly new hotels.

This offers temporary employment to the local people but also it allows the country to develop its friendship and cooperation with muslim nations.

This cooperation can help the country to develop further.

‘Yes there will be some benefits with temporary employments, contacts and new investments in the country. The international and muslim nations media are now zooming on Senegal and this helps and this portrays the good prospect for the country.’ he said, adding that it also shows that Senegal is living and alive and is trying to develop and this is good for Africa. There are not only wars or famine in Africa but there is hope and with people who are willing to work for development and the youth can believe in this hope.

Senegal looks beset by too many problems that have forced it to postpone the OIC summit from 2006 to 2008. The 10th summit was held in Malaysia in 2003 and the 11th summit was to take place in 2006 but delays due to the current economic situation in Senegal hampered the progress in the infrastructural development of the country for the summit.

Now that the summit is on, the country still seem to be struggling in the organization of the event though on the bright side it is the hospitality of the Senegalese people that has comforted the guests and foreign journalists visiting the country.

A challenge to the PM of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

A challenge to the PM

of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

What a shame _ OIC, Dubai and UAE

for ignoring the majority

downtrodden world Muslims  

 

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai : “I like a challenge. When there is no challenge I feel sad,”

Shaikh Mohammad meets a German intellectual. He said interacting with literary personalities was more important to him than meeting politicians. He hoped cross-cultural cooperation would eliminate geographical demarcations.

Note: His Highness PM of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoummay have done_

  • a lot for his people,
  • many for the Arabs (Palestinians and Iraq),
  • quite a lot for the western allies
  • but I think he had done very little for the majority downtrodden world Muslims who are living in non OIC countries
  • and almost nothing for the Muslims in Burma/Myanmar.
  • What a shame!

Please read the propaganda from Gulf News 9 February 2008 Many leaders promise, we deliver

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won over a distinguished German audience on Thursday when he said: “Many leaders promise, we deliver.”

Delivering a speech during a felicitation at the Free University of Berlin where he was honoured with a gold medal for his support and promotion of cultural exchanges between peoples of the two countries, Shaikh Mohammed received several rounds of applause from the gathering as he provided an insight into the UAE’s work culture and ethics.
The audience listened in rapt attention as Shaikh Mohammed, speaking in English, explained his philosophy of economics and how the UAE is today one of the world’s fastest developing nations. Shaikh Mohammed, on the second day of his two-day state visit to Germany, was received at the Free Berlin University by former German Chancellor and Chairman of the Arab-German Friendship Association Gerhard Schroeder, Chancellor of the University and staff.

“I like a challenge. When there is no challenge I feel sad,” he said explaining how the UAE managed to overcome hurdles and build up the infrastructure that is now the focus of world attention. Many people, he said, were sceptical when initial plans of what the UAE wanted to build and do were known. But later these people realised the wise economic decisions of the country.

Regarding democratic values in Arab society, Shaikh Mohammed told the audience that the “majlis” has been a central point in decision-making since times immemorial. He said this in the context of modern democracy. All decisions that affect society, he added, were taken after due consultations. “We have democracy embodied in our Majlis [council] where the Ruler meets people face to face. We have our own democracy, a free nation and people that are free to say what they want … Just as you cannot convince me to wear your suits in the UAE, I cannot convince you to wear my dishdasha in Berlin.”

But what drew resounding praise from the gathering was when Shaikh Mohammed informed the audience about the UAE’s multicultured set-up where more nationalities live under one roof than in any other country.

He said: “In the UAE all nationalities live in peace. And if the UAE can do it then why not other countries.” “Dubai and the UAE are models of human co-existence, so why can’t the world follow suit?”

Shaikh Mohammed told the audience about the challenges which began early with his ancestors from Baniyas tribe, facing tough challenges, while looking for water to quench their thirst, and for grazing to their cattle. “It was a great challenge due to severity of the desert and lack of the natural resources,” Shaikh Mohammed said.

Elaborating on the challenges faced by the UAE after its inception and its subsequent growth and prosperity, Shaikh Mohammad said: “We built a modern and peaceful society in the middle of the desert, with giant projects of international status …

But, he said, those challenges were met. In this context he particularly mentioned Jebel Ali port, the biggest in the region, Emirates airline, development nationwide and construction of cities whether locally or worldwide with UAE talent and management. With these words – received with a standing ovation – His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ended his two-day official visit to Germany.