Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: FBI confirms was not doing this because of some
radicalization, but JUST because he is a Muslim!
That is ALL you need to know about Islam and why ALL Muslims must be exiled
HERE�s what Mother Jones is reporting:
The deceased suspect in the bombing of the Boston marathon, which killed
three and injured more than 170, appears to have posted a video extolling an
extremist religious prophecy associated with Al Qaeda to his YouTube page.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev [above], the 26 year-old brother of the second Boston
bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had a YouTube page where he posted religious
videos, including a video of Feiz Mohammad, a fundamentalist Australian Muslim
preacher who rails against the evils of Harry Potter. Among those videos is one
dedicated to the prophecy of the Black Banners of Khurasan which is embraced by
Islamic extremists�particularly Al Qaeda. The videos posted on what appears to
be Tsarnaev�s YouTube page may shed light on the motivations for the attack on
the Boston Marathon. The prophecy states that an invincible army will come from
the region of �Khurasan,� a large portion of territory in central Asia.
�This is a major hadith (reported saying of the prophet Muhammad) that
jihadis use, it is essentially an end-time prophecy,� says Aaron Zelin, a fellow
at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy �This is definitely important
in Al Qaeda�s ideology.�
The Russian apartment bombings were a series of explosions that hit four
apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow, and Volgodonsk in
September 1999, killing 293 people and injuring 651. The explosions occurred in
Buynaksk on 4 September, Moscow on 9 and 13 September, and Volgodonsk on 16
September. Several other bombs were defused in Moscow at the time. A similar
bomb was found and defused in the Russian city of Ryazan on 22 September 1999.
Myexperiances and how I find that Islam does not oppress women
by Sister Noor
I came from a purely Hindu family where we were always taught to
regardourselves (i.e. women) as beings who were eventually to be married off
and havechildren and serve the husband - whether he was kind or not. Other
than this Ifound that there were a lot of things which really oppressed
women, such as:
* If a woman was widowed, she would always have to wear a white sari
(costume),eat vegetarian meals, cut her hair short, and never re-marry. The
bride alwayshad to pay the dowry (bridal money) to the husband's family. And
the husbandcould ask for anything, irrespective of whether the bride would
have difficultygiving it.
* Not only that, if after marriage she was not able to pay the full dowry
shewould be both emotionally and physically tortured, and could end up being
avictim of "kitchen death" where the husband, or both
themother-in-law and the husband try to set fire to the wife while she is
cookingor is in the kitchen, and try to make it look like an accidental
death. Moreand more of these instances are taking place. The daughter of a
friend of myown father's had the same fate last year!
* In addition to all this, men in Hinduism are treated literally as among
thegods. In one of the religious Hindu celebrations, unmarried girls pray for
andworship an idol representing a particular god (Shira) so that they may
havehusbands like him. Even my own mother had asked me to do this. This made
me seethat the Hindu religion which is based on superstitions and things that
have nomanifest proof , but were merely traditions which oppressed women
could not beright.
Subsequently, when I came to England to study, I thought that at least this
isa country which gives equal rights to men and women, and does not oppress
them.We all have the freedom to do as we like, I thought. Well, as I started
to meetpeople and make new friends, learn about this new society, and go to
all theplaces my friends went to in order to "socialise" (bars,
dance halls,etc.). I realised that this "equality" was not so true
in practice asit was in theory.
Outwardly, women were seen to be given equal rights in education, work, and
soforth, but in reality women were still oppressed in a different, more
subtleway. When I went with my friends to those places they hung out at, I
foundeverybody interested to talk to me and I thought that was normal. But it
wasonly later that I realised how naove I was, and recognised what these
peoplewere really looking for. I soon began to feel uncomfortable, as if I
was notmyself: I had to dress in a certain way so that people would like me,
and hadto talk in a certain way to please them. I soon found that I was
feeling moreand more uncomfortable, less and less myself, yet I could not get
out.Everybody was saying they were enjoying themselves, but I don't call
I think women in this way of life are oppressed; they have to dress in
acertain way in order to please and appear more appealing, and also talk in
acertain way so people like them. During this time I had not thought
aboutIslam, even though I had some Muslim acquaintances. But I felt I really
had todo something, to find something that I would be happy and secure with,
andwould feel respected with. Something to believe in that is the right
belief,because everybody has a belief that they live according to. If having
fun bygetting off with other people is someone's belief, they do this. If
makingmoney is someone's belief, they do everything to achieve this. If they
believedrinking is one way to enjoy life then they do it. But I feel all this
leads tonowhere; no one is truly satisfied, and the respect women are looking
for isdiminishing in this way.
In these days of so called "society of equal rights", you
areexpected to have a boyfriend (or you're weird!) and to not be a virgin. So
thisis a form of oppression even though some women do not realise it. When I
cameto Islam, it was obvious that I had finally found permanent security.
Areligion, a belief that was so complete and clear in every aspect of life.
Manypeople have a misconception that Islam is an oppressive religion, where
womenare covered from head to toe, and are not allowed any freedom or rights.
Infact, women in Islam are given more rights, and have been for the past
1400years, compared to the only-recently rights given to non-Muslim women in
somewestern and some other societies. But there are, even now, societies
wherewomen are still oppressed, as I mentioned earlier in relation to Hindu
Muslim women have the right to inheritance. They have the right to run
theirown trade and business. They have the full right to ownership,
property,disposal over their wealth to which the husband has no right. They
have theright to education, a right to refuse marriage as long as this
refusal isaccording to reasonable and justifiable grounds. The Qur'an itself,
which isthe Word of God, contains many verses commanding men to be kind to
their wivesand stressing the rights of women. Islam gives the right set of
rules, becausethey are NOT made by men, but made by God; hence it is a
Quite often Muslim women are asked why they are covered from head to toe,
andare told that this is oppression - it is not. In Islam, marriage is
animportant part of life, the making of the society. Therefore, a woman
shouldnot go around showing herself to everybody, only for her husband. Even
the manis not allowed to show certain parts of his body to none but his wife.
Inaddition, God has commanded Muslim women to cover themselves for their
"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of
thebelievers to draw their cloaks (veils) over their bodies (when outdoors).
Thatis most convenient that they could be known as such (i.e. decent and
chaste)and not molested." (Qur'an 33:59)
If we look around at any other society, we find that in the majority of
caseswomen are attacked and molested because of how they are dressed. Another
pointI'd like to comment on is that the rules and regulation laid down in
Islam byGod do not apply just to women but to men also. There is no
intermingling andfree-running between men and women for the benefit of both.
Whatever Godcommands is right, wholesome, pure and beneficial to mankind;
there is no doubtabout that. A verse in the Qur'an explains this concept
"Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and
protecttheir private parts (i.e. from indecency, illegal sexual acts, etc.);
that willmake for greater purity for them. And God is well aware of what they
do. Andsay to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and
protect theirprivate parts (from indecency, illegal sexual intercourse,
etc.); and that theyshould not display their beauty and ornaments . . . &
quot; (Qur'an, SurahAl-Nur 24:31)
When I put on my hijab (veil), I was really happy to do it. In fact, I
reallywant to do it. When I put on the hijab, I felt a great sense of
satisfactionand happiness. Satisfied that I had obeyed God's command. And
happy with thegood and blessings that come with it. I have felt secure and
protected. In factpeople respect me more for it. I could really see the
difference in behaviourtowards me.
Finally, I'd like to say that I had accepted Islam not blindly, or under
anycompulsion. In the Qur'an itself there is a verse which says "Let
there beno compulsion in religion". I accepted Islam with conviction. I
have seen,been there, done that, and seen both sides of the story. I know and
haveexperienced what the other side is like, and I know that I have done the
rightthing. Islam does not oppress women, but rather Islam liberates them and
givesthem the respect they deserve. Islam is the religion God has chosen for
thewhole of mankind. Those who accept it are truly liberated from the chains
andshackles of mankind whose ruling and legislating necessitates nothing but
theoppression of one group by another and the exploitation and oppression of
onesex by the other. This is not the case of Islam which truly liberated
women andgave them an individuality not given by any other authority.
Sister Noor has been a Muslim for over a year and a half and is currently
inher second year of undergraduate study in the Department of Biology
atUniversity of Essex, U. K.