// November 12th, 2006 // Blog

Today was Remembrance Sunday. A time to reflect on past sacrifices and present realities.

Unlike the natives of this land, my grandparents didn't fight in the two Great Wars but every nation has its own glorious dead to remember. Great – what was so great about them? Millions died. Young men on all fronts. Many younger than me. Yet the pain of these tragic losses subsided and lessons have been forgotten, a new generation of young men forced to repeat the mistakes of their forefathers.

I watched a documentary on CNN tonight called Combat Hospital – viewer discretion was advised. It was a snapshot of the emergency medicine practised in a US army-run hospital in the Green Zone. The sight of a youth strapped to a trolley covered in blood and burns served as a shocking reminder of the vulnerable humanity of soldiers serving in Iraq. It is all too easy for muslims, like myself, to be blinded with enmity for the occupying forces, with all the reports of abuse and murder. The world is black and white when there are good guys and bad guys. Emotions cannot easily tolerate shades of grey. I felt sorry for them. One wounded soldier was on the phone to his sweetheart back home – “We got hit… I'm ok though… What? I can't hear you… My hearing's not so good after the explosion”. Can you imagine being his girl on the other end of the line? Yet she was one of the lucky ones. At least her beau survived. Two other soldiers in the same outfit were blown to pieces by the IED. Their commanding officer – a big strapping brute of a man – fainted in reception. He was unharmed but was simply overcome from the shock of having to collect together the mangled body parts of his boys.

There were also Iraqi casualties. Two were little girls with gun shot wounds – one died (she was shot through the ear, severing her brain stem) and the other survived with minor injuries, though she was now an orphan. Sometimes you think your heart can't break anymore, but then you hear a familiar cracking sound and once again the tears begin to flow. I pray it is not mindless sentimentality. The same kind you feel when a fictitious leukaemia patient dies on some cheesy made-for-Hallmark-channel drama. At least then you can console youself: “Don't be stupid, it's just TV”. What consolation is there when the drama is real?

The only one that works for me is this:
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon.
To Allāh we belong, and to Him we return.

[Peace to all who follow true guidance]

6 Responses to “Remember”

  1. Daniel says:

    Once a year we should celebrate THE MADNESS OF WAR DAY. During the day those who profit from war should be put in the stocks and pelted with rotten vegetables. Politicians who use war to puff up their already huge egos should be birched unmercifully.
    And the tragedy of all the lives lost in wars, both civilian and uniformed, should be lamented, not glorified!


  2. Lucyp says:

    Nice post.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lest we forget – William Francis Buckley

    In the present multi-culti environment, the ritual torture to death of captive warriors of other tribes, in honor of the victorious tribal god, is a feature of uncivilised savages which it is politically correct not to mention, especially as Native Americans such as the Iroquois delighted in these abominations.

    Mercifully for the captives, death would normally occur within two or three days of continual torture, due to heart failure, dehydration, blood loss or infection.

    But consider the fate of a warrior captured by a savage tribe with the same Satanic ritual urge to torture in the name of their ‘god’, but with modern medical support to prolong the life of the victim almost indefinitely.

    Such was the fate of William Francis Buckley, a US army officer who was ritually tortured by Muslims in the name of Allah continuously and unremittingly for 444 days before death finally claimed him.

    William Buckley must have endured more suffering than any other human being in history, for despite agonising 24/7 torture for more than a year, the best doctors in Iran were on call to give life support to prevent his escape through death.

    Buckley was captured in Beirut By Hisbollah on March 16, 1984. and was smuggled to Tehran via Damascus aboard an Iranian plane and taken to the cellars of the Iranian Foreign ministry, where he was tortured without respite or mercy until he died of a sudden heart attack despite best attempts at resuscitation. This abomination was carried out with the full support of the demonocratic Iranian government and the vile Islamic pedophile-worshipping ‘clergy’.

    Buckley’s remains were then sent back to Beirut and dumped in an unsuccessful attempt to hide Iranian involvement. However during his torture numerous videos of the kaffir’s suffering and ‘humiliation’ (very important to the Muslim male) had been made and these eventually found their way into Mosques worldwide, where they were (and probably still are) used as propaganda to inspire youthful Jihadists.

    Buckley’s appalling fate illustrates the Satanic nature of Islamic tribalism. He wasn’t tortured to extract information. Like the prisoners of the Iroquois, he was tortured to appease a sadistic ‘god’ – Allah, aka Satan.

  4. iMuslim says:

    Anon – thanks for your informative post.

    Firstly, yes, torture of prisoners is a disgusting phenomenon found in many countries, including muslim countries. It is a fact which horrifies muslims as it clearly wrong and absolutely contradicts the behaviour of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who ordered that captives of war should be treated kindly.

    However your comments about Islam being “Satan-worship” is wrong wrong WRONG. I dare you to bring an ayah [verse] of the Qur’an or an authentic hadith [narration of the Prophet Muhammad] that calls people to the worship of Satan.

    You can criticise muslims all you like, as no-one on Earth or in the Heavens claims that muslims are beyond sin or even punishment.

    But when you just plain lie about Islam then that just shows you have absolutely nothing real to say.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “I dare you to bring an ayah [verse] of the Qur’an or an authentic hadith [narration of the Prophet Muhammad] that calls people to the worship of Satan.”

    Try these:

    “Qur’an 5:41 “Whomever Allah wants to deceive you cannot help. Allah does not want them to know the truth because he intends to disgrace them and then torture them.”

    Allah leads astray whom he pleases, and he guides whom He pleases, … — Sura 14:4
    And whomsoever it is Allah’s will to guide, He expandeth his bosom unto the Surrender, and whomsoever it is His Will to send astray, He maketh his bosom close and narrow as if he were engaged in sheer ascent. Thus Allah layeth ignominy upon those who believe not.
    And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk, that he might make (the message) clear for them. Then Allah sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
    Had Allah willed He could have made you (all) one nation, but He sendeth whom He will astray and guideth whom He will, and ye will indeed be asked of what ye used to do. 016:104

    Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, Allah guideth them not and theirs will be a painful doom. “

    OK, call me old fashioned because I dont understand Allah, but when I went to Sunday School I was taught to tell the truth and shame the devil, because G_d is truth, G_d cannot therefore genenerate lies, He cannot deceive .
    G_d is love and cannot by that nature lead astray.

    Allah is not G_d.. Allah is the father of lies.

    Allah’s idolatrous symbol which every muslim must worship at least once in his life is a meteorite that fell flaming to earth, as Lucifer did. The meteorite was incorporated into the holy of holies in the qaba.

    Go figure.

  6. iMuslim says:

    Hello once again

    I was in two minds about publishing your post but i really don’t want you leaving this blog without at least trying to explain the truth of Islam to you. I must reassure you that i cannot lie about my religion – that would be the worst kind of arrogance punishable by God.

    Before you continue i humbly ask you to first make a prayer asking God to guide you the truth and make your heart and mind open to it, to protect you from lies, to protect you from the influence of all evil elements including those within yourself. I trust that such a prayer can only result in good. May God grant us all guidance.

    I have already explained Islam in simple terms on my entry “Islam – some basics”. After reading this, i do not see how you could continue believing that Allah is what you say He is, a’authobillah.

    Did you know that Allah is simply the Arabic word for God?
    Did you know that Arab Christians use the word Allah?
    Did you know that Bibles translated into Arabic use the word Allah where English Bibles use the word God?
    Did you know that Muslims worship the God of Adam, of Abraham, of Moses, of David, and all the other Prophets (peace be upon them all)? I.e., the One and only True God?

    Thus if you persist with this blasphemous theory, you are accusing your own Prophets of devil worship – this is clearly not right.

    Muslims do not worship the Kabah or even the Black stone that is embedded in one of it’s corners. The Kabah, the Sacred Mosque, is the first house built for the worship of God on the face of the Earth. It was raised from its foundations by the Prophet Abraham with his first son Ishmael (peace be upon them both). It is the Qiblah [direction of prayer] for the Muslims, and a place of sanctuary. I shall now quote a portion of the second chapter of the Qur’an which may help you to not only understand the role of the Kabah but it also verifies what i have said above:

    124 And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands, which he fulfilled: He said: “I will make thee an Imam [leader] to the Nations.” He pleaded: “And also (Imams) from my offspring!” He answered: “But My Promise is not within the reach of evil-doers.”
    125 Remember We made the House [the
    Kabah] a place of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted with Abraham and Isma’il, that they should sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).
    126 And remember Abraham said: “My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and feed its people with fruits,-such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day.” He said: “(Yea), and such as reject Faith,-for a while will I grant them their pleasure, but will soon drive them to the torment of Fire,- an evil destination (indeed)!”
    127 And remember Abraham and Isma’il raised the foundations of the House (With this prayer): “Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing.
    128 “Our Lord! make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.
    129 “Our Lord! send amongst them an Messenger of their own, who shall rehearse Thy Signs to them and instruct them in scripture and wisdom, and sanctify them: For Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”
    130 And who turns away from the religion of Abraham but such as debase their souls with folly? Him We chose and rendered pure in this world: And he will be in the Hereafter in the ranks of the Righteous.
    131 Behold! his Lord said to him: “Bow (thy will to Me):” He said: “I bow (my will) to the Lord and Cherisher of the Universe.”
    132 And this was the legacy that Abraham left to his sons, and so did Jacob; “Oh my sons! Allah hath chosen the Faith for you; then die not except in the Faith of Islam.”
    133 Were ye witnesses when death appeared before Jacob? Behold, he said to his sons: “What will ye worship after me?” They said: “We shall worship Thy Allah and the Allah of thy fathers, of Abraham, Isma’il and Isaac,- the one (True) Allah. To Him we bow (in Islam).”
    134 That was a people that hath passed away. They shall reap the fruit of what they did, and ye of what ye do! Of their merits there is no question in your case!
    135 They say: “Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (To salvation).” Say thou: “Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, and he joined not gods with Allah.”
    136 Say ye: “We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them: And we bow to Allah (in Islam).”
    137 So if they believe as ye believe, they are indeed on the right path; but if they turn back, it is they who are in schism; but Allah will suffice thee as against them, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.
    138 (Our religion is) the Baptism of Allah. And who can baptize better than Allah. And it is He Whom we worship.
    139 Say: Will ye dispute with us about Allah, seeing that He is our Lord and your Lord; that we are responsible for our doings and ye for yours; and that We are sincere (in our faith) in Him?
    140 Or do ye say that Abraham, Isma’il Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes were Jews or Christians? Say: Do ye know better than Allah. Ah! who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony they have from Allah. but Allah is not unmindful of what ye do!
    141 That was a people that hath passed away. They shall reap the fruit of what they did, and ye of what ye do! Of their merits there is no question in your case:
    142 The fools among the people will say: “What hath turned them from the Qibla to which they were used?” Say: To Allah belong both east and West: He guideth whom He will to a Way that is straight.
    143 Thus, have We made of you an Ummat justly balanced, that ye might be witnesses over the nations, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves; and We appointed the Qibla to which thou wast used, only to test those who followed the Messenger from those who would turn on their heels (From the Faith). Indeed it was (A change) momentous, except to those guided by Allah. And never would Allah Make your faith of no effect. For Allah is to all people Most surely full of kindness, Most Merciful.
    144 We see the turning of thy face (for guidance) to the heavens: now Shall We turn thee to a Qibla that shall please thee. Turn then Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque: Wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction. The people of the Book know well that that is the truth from their Lord. Nor is Allah unmindful of what they do.
    145 Even if thou wert to bring to the people of the Book all the Signs (together), they would not follow Thy Qibla; nor art thou going to follow their Qibla; nor indeed will they follow each other’s Qibla. If thou after the knowledge hath reached thee, Wert to follow their (vain) desires,-then wert thou Indeed (clearly) in the wrong.
    146 The people of the Book know this as they know their own sons; but some of them conceal the truth which they themselves know.
    147 The Truth is from thy Lord; so be not at all in doubt.
    148 To each is a goal to which Allah turns him; then strive together (as in a race) Towards all that is good. Wheresoever ye are, Allah will bring you Together. For Allah Hath power over all things.
    149 From whencesoever Thou startest forth, turn Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque; that is indeed the truth from the Lord. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.
    150 So from whencesoever Thou startest forth, turn Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque; and wheresoever ye are, Turn you

    r face thither: that there be no ground of dispute against you among the people, except those of them that are bent on wickedness; so fear them not, but fear Me; and that I may complete My favours on you, and ye May (consent to) be guided;
    151 A similar (favour have ye already received) in that We have sent among you an Messenger of your own, rehearsing to you Our Signs, and sanctifying you, and instructing you in Scripture and Wisdom, and in new knowledge.
    152 Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith.

    It should be obvious from the above that Allah is another name for the One whom you know as God. Where did the word “God” come from anyway? It is not from any of the original languages of the Bible. It is an English word. So please understand that this is a matter of language, not belief.

    Wrt the verses you quote, I’m not sure if you mentioned those particular verses of the Qur’an because you have read the entire revelation and have noted them down, or because you are simply copying and pasting from another source.

    Anyhow, i would like to point out that you have failed to do what i asked, which is to find a verse that plainly supports your strange theory. The tenets of Islam are only based on the teachings of the Qur’an and of the Prophet Muhammad – if anyone introduce ideas that are not mentioned in these two sources then it ceases to be Islam any longer.

    You did not quote the verses in their entirety and did not mention them in context to their surrounding verses which obviously makes them difficult to understand, and easy to contort into whatever you wish them to mean. The following are the same verses in full, with their adjoining verses:

    41 O Messenger, let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: (whether it be) among those who say “We believe” with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie,- will listen even to others who have never so much as come to thee. They change the words from their (right) times and places: they say, “If ye are given this, take it, but if not, beware!” If any one’s trial is intended by Allah, thou hast no authority in the least for him against Allah. For such – it is not Allah’s will to purify their hearts. For them there is disgrace in this world, and in the Hereafter a heavy punishment.
    42 (They are fond of) listening to falsehood, of devouring anything forbidden. If they do come to thee, either judge between them, or decline to interfere. If thou decline, they cannot hurt thee in the least. If thou judge, judge in equity between them. For Allah loveth those who judge in equity.

    1 Alif. Laam. Rah. A Book which We have revealed unto thee, in order that thou mightest lead mankind out of the depths of darkness into light – by the leave of their Lord – to the Way of (Him) the Exalted in power, worthy of all praise!-
    2 Of Allah, to Whom do belong all things in the heavens and on earth! But alas for the Unbelievers for a terrible penalty (their Unfaith will bring them)!-
    3 Those who love the life of this world more than the Hereafter, who hinder (men) from the Path of Allah and seek therein something crooked: they are astray by a long distance.
    4 We sent not an apostle except (to teach) in the language of his (own) people, in order to make (things) clear to them. Now Allah leaves straying those whom He pleases and guides whom He pleases: and He is Exalted in power, full of Wisdom.

    90 Allah commands justice, the doing of good, and liberality to kith and kin, and He forbids all shameful deeds, and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you, that ye may receive admonition.
    91 Fulfil the Covenant of Allah when ye have entered into it, and break not your oaths after ye have confirmed them; indeed ye have made Allah your surety; for Allah knoweth all that ye do.
    92 And be not like a woman who breaks into untwisted strands the yarn which she has spun, after it has become strong. Nor take your oaths to practise deception between yourselves, lest one party should be more numerous than another: for Allah will test you by this; and on the Day of Judgment He will certainly make clear to you (the truth of) that wherein ye disagree.
    93 If Allah so willed, He could make you all one people: But He leaves straying whom He pleases, and He guides whom He pleases: but ye shall certainly be called to account for all your actions.
    94 And take not your oaths, to practise deception between yourselves, with the result that someone’s foot may slip after it was firmly planted, and ye may have to taste the evil (consequences) of having hindered (men) from the Path of Allah, and a Mighty Wrath descend on you.
    95 Nor sell the covenant of Allah for a miserable price: for with Allah is (a prize) far better for you, if ye only knew.
    96 What is with you must vanish: what is with Allah will endure. And We will certainly bestow, on those who patiently persevere, their reward according to the best of their actions.
    97 Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.
    98 When thou dost read the Qur’an, seek Allah’s protection from Satan the rejected one.
    99 No authority has he over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.
    100 His authority is over those only, who take him as patron and who join partners with Allah.
    101 When We substitute one revelation for another,- and Allah knows best what He reveals (in stages),- they say, “Thou art but a forger”: but most of them understand not.
    102 Say, the Holy Spirit [Angel Gabriel] has brought the revelation from thy Lord in Truth, in order to strengthen those who believe, and as a Guide and Glad Tidings to Muslims.
    103 We know indeed that they say, “It is a man that teaches him.” The tongue of him they wickedly point to is notably foreign, while this is Arabic, pure and clear.
    104 Those who believe not in the Signs of Allah,- Allah will not guide them, and theirs will be a grievous Penalty.
    105 It is those who believe not in the Signs of Allah, that forge falsehood: it is they who lie!
    106 Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith – but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty.
    107 This because they love the life of this world better than the Hereafter: and Allah will not guide those who reject Faith.
    108 Those are they whose hearts, ears, and eyes Allah has sealed up, and they take no heed.
    109 Without doubt, in the Hereafter they will perish.
    110 But verily thy Lord,- to those who leave their homes after trials and persecutions,- and who thereafter strive and fight for the faith and patiently persevere,- Thy Lord, after all this is oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
    111 One Day every soul will come up struggling for itself, and every soul will be recompensed (fully) for all its actions, and none will be unjustly dealt with.

    After reading these verses do you still have the same reservations you had before? Islam is a religion of truth and justice. God the Just would not hold accountable someone who has been forced to believe or disbelieve – we all have a choice. However once that choice has been made, God makes its easy for us to follow it through – so if we have chosen to accept faith He guides us, and if we have chosen to reject it, He leaves us to stray. That is the choice we have made and so we live with the consequences.

    I pray that you are one who wishes to accept faith and not reject it.

    Thus I implore you not to learn Islam from those who have no intention of telling you the truth so that they may prevent you from making an informed choice. Learn Islam from the source

    s of Islam. If you have not already read the Qur’an please do so, even if it is just to prevent yourself from propagating such foul lies about Muslims who worship the God of Truth and Justice, as you claim to do.

    Lastly, if you do have any fear of God you will not post such lies on my blog or on any other site. If you do submit such a comment again, it will be deleted.

    Respectfully yours,


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