Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 228426 comments on the The Brussels Journal story from Aug 24, 2007, titled Who Is Allah?. In it, The Brussels Journal reports that:

“Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? [...] What does God care what we call him?”

From the desk of Soeren Kern on Fri, 2007-08-24 11:56 Europeans love to mock the salience of religion in American society. via The Brussels Journal

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bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#213070 Aug 21, 2014
Kareem O Wheat wrote:
<quoted text>
So that means that them getting food to those people are the mountain, and herlping the Iraqis with airstrikes is wrong. That means that ISIS should be allowed to expand unchecked and keep murdering non Muslims and Muslims, because it appears quite apparent, that without the US, they will. So if you are against the US helping out, then you are for ISIS expansion. In this case, you can't choose both.
I remember the very popular Muslim and even liberal lie, that all of the violence in Iraq is because of occupation, and remove the occupation, and the violence will end. Boy, what a fat lie that was. It's not only untrue, it's actually the exact opposite. But no surprise to me. I never believed that lie in the first place and I knew better all along. End the occupation, and then things REALLY explode. Same thing will happen in Afghanistan. You leave the animals with no supervision and this is what you surely will get.
The US and the UK are responsible for all the violence in the region, Seeker.

If the wretched Bush and Blair had not invaded under lies and deceit, this would not have happened. PERIOD!

This is a fact which no one can deny!

You should learn to read before hitting the keyboard! I had very clearly written earlier that no one would be more pleased than I if the US had destroyed ISIS and finished them off.

What is the use if striking a few ISIS vehicles and a battery or two? Go, bomb them and finish them off. This is where US commanders and leaders prove to be dumb. And the problem with the Admin and the Pentagon is that they never carry out a mission completely and also never force the big fat oil Shaikhs and Emirs/Sultans to strike ISIS with all the F15s, F16s and missiles sold to those ME clowns. Why were the best fighter aircraft, which were sold only to the 1st best ally Israel, sold to the 3rd best allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar???

ISIS is the creation of the US and the UK, which they did to oust Syrian president Asad and the wild hosts have run amok in the desert.

Typical botched up US planning!

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#213071 Aug 21, 2014
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Allah does not favour anyone.
Allah never protected the Jews for centuries, so why should Allah protect the Palestinians.
The point is that Allah, the LORD God Almighty does not interfere. Only the US interferes everywhere and that is the mother of all problems.
Wasn't Allah who brought the Jews from Egypt to the Promise Land?

According to the Quran, Allah interfered in different occasions to help Muhammad and his companions. For example in one battle Al Ilah sent angels to back up Muhammad's soldiers.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#213072 Aug 21, 2014
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
There was a change in programme. Went to France and Canada. Will do London and Milan later.
You are but a Mr. blah blah blah
Kareem O Wheat

Canton, MA

#213073 Aug 21, 2014
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Which lands did he invade? He did not even step outside Arabia.
Are you saying that the entire Arabian Peninsula was merely one land? What were those letters to the various Kings about? They weren't attacking Muslims when Muhammad sent those out. In fact, come to think of it, nobody ever attacked Muslims in Medina at the beginning and nobody attacked them in Mecca later. Muhammad attacked first with the battle of Badr when he tried to rob those defenseless trade caravans. That was the first attack and battle. All the rest of it snowballed from there. After Muhammad gained an army of 10,000 men, so many men that Mecca was forced to surrender without a fight, nobody attacked him. At most, there were conspiracies theories about people intending to attack them, but nobody ever actually did. They always did the attacking first.
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
I am right in saying that God does not interfere.
Sure, God stepped back and let Muhammad do whatever he wanted to. Let's just scrap the verses where he tells the angels to smite their necks, and where he says that by Muslims hands, God will punish them. You are always so full of it. You just make up whatever you feel like. Sounds like a nice religion you got there. What's it called?
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#213074 Aug 21, 2014
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>The reality facts speak for them self!
Muslims are pagan blood thirsty demons from hell that have beeen cowardly murdering innocent people ever since Muhammad formed his own relidion of Islam.
Shamma,

Demons had only one friend and that was Jesus. Only Demons called him the Son of David. Jesus was their buddy. LOL!

The best advice that I can give to you is to tell your media circus to keep their journalists and reporters away from deadly war zones.

Ignore the dead reporters like you ignore the dead Palestinian children and move on.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#213075 Aug 21, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
<quoted text>
Wasn't Allah who brought the Jews from Egypt to the Promise Land?
According to the Quran, Allah interfered in different occasions to help Muhammad and his companions. For example in one battle Al Ilah sent angels to back up Muhammad's soldiers.
In the case of the Hebrews, YES! First, correct yourself. Those slaves for four centuries were not Jews. They were Hebrews and they included people of all tribes, not just Israel's tribes,

Help? Yes! Allah helps. The angels were not physically fighting and taking part in the battle. It was morale being boost. Use some brain, please.
Life

UAE

#213076 Aug 21, 2014
Jesus never claimed he is god
So stop and think
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#213077 Aug 21, 2014
John wrote:
Are you for real?

The muzz do nothing but whine and riot about past "grievances".
Yes, I am for real.

But you are the drama queens, who are whining and ranting.

I am the one, who tells you to move on.

Now, forget everything and move!
Life

UAE

#213078 Aug 21, 2014
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Isis is following the teachings of Muhammad in the Quran.
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Ithe Quran.
Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad's own martial legacy - and that of his companions - along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.
The Quran:
Quran (2:191-193)- "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing...
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)" (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries.
Quran (2:216)- "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.
Quran (4:74)- "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward." The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, who were led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. This is the theological basis for today's suicide bombers.
You should stand on reason behind these verses

Because they betray convent

God order them to fight in back
Instead of watching their kids being killed

Why apostle Paul burned his follower and church

He killed his people not enemy still u believing in him
Life

UAE

#213079 Aug 21, 2014
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Allah does not favour anyone.
Allah never protected the Jews for centuries, so why should Allah protect the Palestinians.
The point is that Allah, the LORD God Almighty does not interfere. Only the US interferes everywhere and that is the mother of all problems.
Tell sheikh who saying Allah not protecting Palestine

He is talking as Zionist don't have victims

Why their airport bombed and not saved

Allah doesn't say sit and we will sent you angels

When Titus burned Jerusalem and killed Jews

No one mentioned

He ignoring fact that

Israel suffering
Kareem O Wheat

Canton, MA

#213080 Aug 21, 2014
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
The US and the UK are responsible for all the violence in the region, Seeker.
No, Muslim backwardness, stupidity, excessive pride and emotionalism, aqnd even Islam itself are responsible. If you say the US is responsible, and Muslims have no self responsibility, then you are treating Muslims like common animals who cannot be to blame for their own behavior because they are only animals and cannot know better.
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
What is the use if striking a few ISIS vehicles and a battery or two? Go, bomb them and finish them off. This is where US commanders and leaders prove to be dumb.
I would say that based on the latest beheading, the airstrikes are proving to be far more effective than the enemy has admitted. And the proof is their level of desperation by resorting to individual beheadings. This was the beginning of the end for Al Qaeda in Iraq and it will be the beginning of the end for ISIS. If they want to go anywhere, they have to do that in the desert and they are sitting ducks in the desert. Now they finally realize that and how they are actually trapped in a way, and this is why they have finally resorted to the most desperate and yet least effective of tactics.

As far as doing what it takes, which would be US troops. I sure hope not. The US should have nothing but contempt for putting soldiers back on the ground after everybody screamed that they should leave and essentially spit at them the whole time and tried to sabotage any and every good thing they attempted to do. The old saying comes true once again. Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to excessive pride, hurt pride, and therefore a lack of being able to be practical and pragmatic. Arab people just can't seem to do that and based on how much a part of their life Islam is, I blame Islam completely. In fact, one of the main reasons for fighting is Sunni and Shia. So it is indeed a religious issue and therefore points right back to Islam once again.

You say that if the Americans wouldn't have gone into there in the first place, none of this would have happened. But, on the other hand, in other places, you say that this is all bound to eventually happen anyway and must happen and be settled out. Yet even more inconsistency on your part. This fighting isn't about the US at all, it's about Sunni verses Shia and it's more than a thousand years old. If you want to put the blame in the right place, why blame the straw that may have broken the camel's back rather than the camel itself that has always been this way? If we look at the nature of the argument, it is an Islamic one and has nothing to do with the US at all. Therefore, Islam is to blame for creating the problem itself. All that happened with the US is something that even you have clearly said was bound to happen anyway, and you even say that it MUST happen. And then, when convenient, blame it all on the US.

You are nothing but one contradiction after another and your viewpoints have no integrity whatsoever, and that's because you just make up whatever viewpoint for feel like, on the fly, without remembering where you have said you stand at other times when convenient for you
Life

UAE

#213081 Aug 21, 2014
Kareem O Wheat wrote:
<quoted text>
Right, he didn't even interfere when Muhammad invaded lands. That was all Muhammad's decisions, regardless of what Muhammad claimed, and Allah let him do whatever he felt like.
Silly

Which land prophet muhamad invade layer

Peace be upon him

David according to Old Testament man of war

Christian today were rome who invade Palestine
And killed Jews and burned temple by Titus

Tortured them lol

Go out of land

Jews not originated from Palestine they entered it
Through fighting

Read your history in bible
Kareem O Wheat

Canton, MA

#213082 Aug 21, 2014
Life wrote:
<quoted text>
You should stand on reason behind these verses
Because they betray convent
God order them to fight in back
Instead of watching their kids being killed
Nobody has to be told to fight for their kids. They weren't fighting for their kids, they were attacking others and fighting for Islamic expansion.

2:216
Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.

This does not need to be said to someone fighting for their kids, it needs to be said to someone who doesn't think it is worth it to go out and attack others unless they and their kids are completely threatened. But the Quran says otherwise. Seems like Allah does not like the pacifist.
Life

UAE

#213083 Aug 21, 2014
Kareem O Wheat wrote:
<quoted text>
So that means that them getting food to those people are the mountain, and herlping the Iraqis with airstrikes is wrong. That means that ISIS should be allowed to expand unchecked and keep murdering non Muslims and Muslims, because it appears quite apparent, that without the US, they will. So if you are against the US helping out, then you are for ISIS expansion. In this case, you can't choose both.
I remember the very popular Muslim and even liberal lie, that all of the violence in Iraq is because of occupation, and remove the occupation, and the violence will end. Boy, what a fat lie that was. It's not only untrue, it's actually the exact opposite. But no surprise to me. I never believed that lie in the first place and I knew better all along. End the occupation, and then things REALLY explode. Same thing will happen in Afghanistan. You leave the animals with no supervision and this is what you surely will get.
True occupation

Because Iran allies Israel

Iran entered Iraq supporting Shia of Iraq to kill
Muslim

Don't you call this invasion

Every one know Iran working with Israel

Us bomb Shia mosque and claimed Muslim did
To clash people to gather

This what Israel us confirm

All hidden revealed

No need to act pure
John

Brisbane, Australia

#213084 Aug 21, 2014
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, I am for real.
But you are the drama queens, who are whining and ranting.
I am the one, who tells you to move on.
Now, forget everything and move!
You don't tell me a thing you muzz filth.
You and your anti christ faux religion are cursed.
You cowards are slaughtering the innocent and you will pay with your lives.
Life

UAE

#213085 Aug 21, 2014
Kareem O Wheat wrote:
<quoted text>
No, Muslim backwardness, stupidity, excessive pride and emotionalism, aqnd even Islam itself are responsible. If you say the US is responsible, and Muslims have no self responsibility, then you are treating Muslims like common animals who cannot be to blame for their own behavior because they are only animals and cannot know better.
<quoted text>
I would say that based on the latest beheading, the airstrikes are proving to be far more effective than the enemy has admitted. And the proof is their level of desperation by resorting to individual beheadings. This was the beginning of the end for Al Qaeda in Iraq and it will be the beginning of the end for ISIS. If they want to go anywhere, they have to do that in the desert and they are sitting ducks in the desert. Now they finally realize that and how they are actually trapped in a way, and this is why they have finally resorted to the most desperate and yet least effective of tactics.
As far as doing what it takes, which would be US troops. I sure hope not. The US should have nothing but contempt for putting soldiers back on the ground after everybody screamed that they should leave and essentially spit at them the whole time and tried to sabotage any and every good thing they attempted to do. The old saying comes true once again. Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to excessive pride, hurt pride, and therefore a lack of being able to be practical and pragmatic. Arab people just can't seem to do that and based on how much a part of their life Islam is, I blame Islam completely. In fact, one of the main reasons for fighting is Sunni and Shia. So it is indeed a religious issue and therefore points right back to Islam once again.
You say that if the Americans wouldn't have gone into there in the first place, none of this would have happened. But, on the other hand, in other places, you say that this is all bound to eventually happen anyway and must happen and be settled out. Yet even more inconsistency on your part. This fighting isn't about the US at all, it's about Sunni verses Shia and it's more than a thousand years old. If you want to put the blame in the right place, why blame the straw that may have broken the camel's back rather than the camel itself that has always been this way? If we look at the nature of the argument, it is an Islamic one and has nothing to do with the US at all. Therefore, Islam is to blame for creating the problem itself. All that happened with the US is something that even you have clearly said was bound to happen anyway, and you even say that it MUST happen. And then, when convenient, blame it all on the US.
You are nothing but one contradiction after another and your viewpoints have no integrity whatsoever, and that's because you just make up whatever viewpoint for feel like, on the fly, without remembering where you have said you stand at other times when convenient for you
Fights between Sunni be Shia never happened except now

Ask your self why

Look for reason

Israeli from us said they r proud of being so

They bomb Shia mosque claim Sunni did

Vice versa

To clash between them

War happned

All problems come from Iraq

Syria war supported by Shia in Iraq
Life

UAE

#213086 Aug 21, 2014
Alex wrote:
ALLAH is Satan himself. Satan sent a demon to posses Mohammad in order to disrupt Christianity (you don't foam at the mouth at an angle visitation). We Christians are the one true doctrine and any other doctrine is false and anyone who changes what the Bible says will burn in hell forever. We Christians do not force our religion on anyone we just tell you about it. It's completely up to a person to make the choice to follow Jesus. While evil Muslims kill anyone who will not convert. I think we Christians need to rise up and kill all Muslims who mess with us. They are evil and will be in the deepest part of hell.
Criminal layer

Without shame lie upon creator

Devil enter in those who eat pigs

Muslim don't , Christian do
&#9668; Luke 8:33 &#9658;
Parallel Verses
New International Version
When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

So your religion proving you filled with demon not prophet

Peace be upon him

So you in hell because you changed what in bible

Right or not

If you believe in bible in every word read luke13:31-34 and believe in it

Jesus saying he is prophet

Life

UAE

#213087 Aug 21, 2014
Shamma wrote:
Muslims are the face of evil on this earth.
The Muslim god Allah has the same insane mind of Muhammad
You Evil

Not our prophet peace be upon him

He made convent but Jews be disbelievers
Break it

Just like Israel doing with Palestinian

Stop hiding your crimes by mentioning Iraq

That does not take evil history from you

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#213088 Aug 21, 2014
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
In the case of the Hebrews, YES! First, correct yourself. Those slaves for four centuries were not Jews. They were Hebrews and they included people of all tribes, not just Israel's tribes,
I have no idea where have you been living until now, but in 21st century anyone who embraces Judaism is called Jews, regardless is origin.
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>Help? Yes! Allah helps. The angels were not physically fighting and taking part in the battle. It was morale being boost. Use some brain, please.
So, Allah interferes in human affairs by your own admission.

According to the Quran it was a physical fight with 5000 angels backing up Muhammad's soldiers that were few in number.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#213089 Aug 21, 2014
Kareem O Wheat wrote:
<quoted text>
No, Muslim backwardness, stupidity, excessive pride and emotionalism, aqnd even Islam itself are responsible. If you say the US is responsible, and Muslims have no self responsibility, then you are treating Muslims like common animals who cannot be to blame for their own behavior because they are only animals and cannot know better.
<quoted text>
I would say that based on the latest beheading, the airstrikes are proving to be far more effective than the enemy has admitted. And the proof is their level of desperation by resorting to individual beheadings. This was the beginning of the end for Al Qaeda in Iraq and it will be the beginning of the end for ISIS. If they want to go anywhere, they have to do that in the desert and they are sitting ducks in the desert. Now they finally realize that and how they are actually trapped in a way, and this is why they have finally resorted to the most desperate and yet least effective of tactics.
As far as doing what it takes, which would be US troops. I sure hope not. The US should have nothing but contempt for putting soldiers back on the ground after everybody screamed that they should leave and essentially spit at them the whole time and tried to sabotage any and every good thing they attempted to do. The old saying comes true once again. Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to excessive pride, hurt pride, and therefore a lack of being able to be practical and pragmatic. Arab people just can't seem to do that and based on how much a part of their life Islam is, I blame Islam completely. In fact, one of the main reasons for fighting is Sunni and Shia. So it is indeed a religious issue and therefore points right back to Islam once again.
You say that if the Americans wouldn't have gone into there in the first place, none of this would have happened. But, on the other hand, in other places, you say that this is all bound to eventually happen anyway and must happen and be settled out. Yet even more inconsistency on your part. This fighting isn't about the US at all, it's about Sunni verses Shia and it's more than a thousand years old. If you want to put the blame in the right place, why blame the straw that may have broken the camel's back rather than the camel itself that has always been this way? If we look at the nature of the argument, it is an Islamic one and has nothing to do with the US at all. Therefore, Islam is to blame for creating the problem itself. All that happened with the US is something that even you have clearly said was bound to happen anyway, and you even say that it MUST happen. And then, when convenient, blame it all on the US.
You are nothing but one contradiction after another and your viewpoints have no integrity whatsoever, and that's because you just make up whatever viewpoint for feel like, on the fly, without remembering where you have said you stand at other times when convenient for you
I stand by my comment that the US and the UK are fully responsible fro the mess in the Middle East.

Read this gem from BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-288...

"So this is where we are today.

The difference being that in Iraq the US has used its air power, albeit to a limited extent, while it refrained from doing so in Syria. So why the difference? For some the easy answer is oil.

True, Iraq - for many reasons - is seen as being of greater strategic importance.

But then of course the US has a residual responsibility in Iraq on the principle that "if you break it you own it".

The US broke Iraq, so it owns it. It has to complete the botched up job and rid Iraq of ISI and other militants.

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