Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256357 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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Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154489 Nov 18, 2012
bmz wrote:
If you were my friend and kept on bringing your old rotten baggage everyday in conversation, I will kick you out. I do not want whiners.
Have some popcorn.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154490 Nov 18, 2012
Hamas Charter

Article Eight: The Slogan of the Hamas
Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.

Areticle Twelve: Hamas regards Nationalism (Wataniyya) as part and parcel of the religious faith. Nothing is loftier or deeper in Nationalism than waging Jihad against the enemy and confronting him when he sets foot on the land of the Muslims. And this becomes an individual duty binding on every Muslim man and woman; a woman must go out and fight the enemy even without her husband’s authorization, and a slave without his masters’ permission. This [principle] does not exist under any other regime, and it is a truth not to be questioned.

Article Fifteen: The Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine is an Individual Obligation
When our enemies usurp some Islamic lands, Jihad becomes a duty binding on all Muslims. In order to face the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews, we have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad. This would require the propagation of Islamic consciousness among the masses on all local, Arab and Islamic levels. We must spread the spirit of Jihad among the [Islamic] Umma, clash with the enemies and join the ranks of the Jihad fighters. The ‘ulama as well as educators and teachers, publicity and media men as well as the masses of the educated, and especially the youth and the elders of the Islamic Movements, must participate in this raising of consciousness.

Article Twenty-Eight
The Zionist invasion is a mischievous one. It does not hesitate to take any road, or to pursue all despicable and repulsive means to fulfill its desires. It relies to a great extent, for its meddling and spying activities, on the clandestine organizations which it has established, such as the Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, Lions, and other spying associations. All those secret organizations, some which are overt, act for the interests of Zionism and under its directions, strive to demolish societies, to destroy values, to wreck answerableness, to totter virtues and to wipe out Islam.
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#154493 Nov 18, 2012
Buford wrote:
Hamas Charter
Article Twenty-Eight
The Zionist invasion is a mischievous one. It does not hesitate to take any road, or to pursue all despicable and repulsive means to fulfill its desires. It relies to a great extent, for its meddling and spying activities, on the clandestine organizations which it has established, such as the Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, Lions, and other spying associations. All those secret organizations, some which are overt, act for the interests of Zionism and under its directions, strive to demolish societies, to destroy values, to wreck answerableness, to totter virtues and to wipe out Islam.
I have a few friends in the Rotary Club and the Lions Club.

I will ask them if they act for the interests of Zionism and under its directions, strive to demolish societies, to destroy values, to wreck answerableness, to totter virtues and to wipe out Islam.

I am sure they will be amused.
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#154495 Nov 18, 2012
Buford wrote:
Hamas Charter
Article Eight: The Slogan of the Hamas
Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.
Again, the question is, how do you "negotiate" peace with such people?

Anyone who believes that this is a possibility is severely deluded or severely nieve. I just hope Israel doesnt cave into international pressure like they did in the Lebanon war and the last Gaza war, and actually finishes the job for a change.
Mahmood

Schomberg, Canada

#154496 Nov 18, 2012
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Why should you care what I think? You tell me what you think and that would be the "official version" coming from the Direct Source!!
Apparently you seem to know More than what the Creator of Heavens and Earth knows about these things.
We should have You by our side and not the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe in case of any crisis situation.
I do not know how the world will survive when you are gone?
Holy books are full of malarkey - all of them.
Mahmood

Schomberg, Canada

#154498 Nov 18, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. At the time, there was an expectation that the people of Gaza would build a civilized society in response.
There is no excuse for Hamas jihad. Remove the Jihad, and remove the violence.
Read the Hamas charter sometime.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas_Covenant#S...
Good point.
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#154502 Nov 18, 2012
Mahmood wrote:
<quoted text>
Good point.
The media often does not present a balanced picture. Most of the internet media keeps citing the assination of the hamas guy as thhe pretext of the war.

But the day before, Hamas fired a RPG at an Israeli Jeep on the Israeli side of the border and injured a few soldiers. And for days and months before, Hamas had been firing hundreds of rockets into Israel. Basically, the Israelis got fed up.

I feel bad for the loss of life as much as anyone. But sometimes war is necesarry.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154508 Nov 18, 2012
Mahmood wrote:
Holy books are full of malarkey - all of them.
"With all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey." ~ Joe Biden

See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/11/mala...

Then there is this: http://www.malarkeyroofing.com/ , and that's no guff (meaning: nonsense, humbug)

Guff Synonyms: applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, nonsense, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddle
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#154509 Nov 18, 2012
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>Have some popcorn.
Sure, I will. Right now it is very boring. I will have popcorns when the invasion of Ghaza begins.

In the mean time, please read this:

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/opinion/mek...
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#154510 Nov 18, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
Read the Hamas charter sometime.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas_Covenant#S...
I had never read it but I did. I found it boring.

They should not mix Islam into it. I think Hamas should do a precis and exclude verses of Qur'aan.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#154511 Nov 18, 2012
@ Buford

Do you love me?
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#154512 Nov 18, 2012
hello people wrote:
<quoted text>
you are a joke. stop claiming God visit you when you are full of hate and ignorant. Don't use God name for your lies and deceit. the only thing that visit is the subtle field of the beasts and it tells you everyone is going to wrong except you. lol
I am not muslim and I don't follow Quran as I was not raised muslim. as far as speaking out if muslims are following the right God, yes. If you know Torah, you will know that God sends angels to humans to teach, and many other reasons for protection.
you are a man that is born and raised in colorado who follows christianity. and yes, its not the first time I heard some people say God visit them and show them and did this and that, which is some sickness to me.
rabbee: even G-D has that which HE hates:

"(G-D spoke spoke all these statements, saying:

IAM HaShem*, your G-D, WHO has taken you out of the land of egypt,from the house of slavery.

you shall not recognize the g-ds of others in MY Presence. you shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness of that which is in heavens above the earth or below or in the water beneath the earth. you shall not prostrate yourself to them nor worship them, for IAM HaShem*, your G-D - a jealous G-D, WHO visits the sins of fathers upon children to the third and fourth generation, for my enemies; but WHO knows kindness for thousands [of generations] to those who love ME and observe MY commandments.)"

and so your hatred, against G-D and i is worth what to you? when all that is being reflected here, is your hatred against G-D. for if you quit hating G-D, then G-D shall cease to hate you.

and yes G-D, was extreemly angry at this whole world. when THEY, came to visit with me. this is why i am now, rude-off the adam knows to you.

and all you are now doing, is increasing your anger against G-D. thus increasing G-D'S anger, against you. you are so demonicly typical, of this whole world. cause if you truly loved G-D, you would not do that.

so do not tell me you love, either G-D or TheHisSon adam. when all you do is express, your increasing anger against Us. just like the last two times, you and the world did this very same thing. with this being, all of you and your grandmother's third strike out.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154513 Nov 18, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
I have a few friends in the Rotary Club and the Lions Club.
I will ask them if they act for the interests of Zionism and under its directions, strive to demolish societies, to destroy values, to wreck answerableness, to totter virtues and to wipe out Islam.
I am sure they will be amused.
Obviously, Hamas is a Zionist plot.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154514 Nov 18, 2012
bmz wrote:
@ Buford
Do you love me?
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/islam/TT8...
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154515 Nov 18, 2012
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#154516 Nov 18, 2012
Buford wrote:
I could not find the answer. I repeat my question just like Jesus, again:

Buford, do you love me?
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#154517 Nov 18, 2012
uhuh wrote:
it is very interesting reading the hadith
long story short, tribulation time, "al-masih al-dajjal" (the false messiah) will show all kinds of miracle so that people will turn to worship him
and get this, his faithful followers will be seventy thousand Jews!(Sahih Muslim)
"Isa al-masih" (Jesus the real messiah) then have to come down and stop him; he will lead an army of Muslims to wage battle against the anti-christ and his army of Jews
the army of anti-christ will be scattered, run away and hide behind trees and rocks... "O Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him" (Musnad Ahmad)
IOW, the Jews who are going to be killed by Muslims and Jesus will be only those who join the army of anti-christ
rabbee: oh come on! christ would be fortunate to find and army of seven males today. for all on earth, are aiding and abeting the beasts. just like the last two times, the more subtle than any other beast of the fields, kidnapped your grandmother with the whole worlds help.

it is again the very same old, antichrist in the flesh as twice before. so don't assume that you, your parents and their parents parents. are all not, then and still now decieved. the devil depends on you not questioning, if you have been decieved.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154518 Nov 18, 2012
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, I will. Right now it is very boring. I will have popcorns when the invasion of Ghaza begins.
In the mean time, please read this:
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/opinion/mek...
From the linked CNN story:

Ahmed Ja'abari was long a marked man, considering his involvement in hundreds of deadly attacks on Israel. Nevertheless, he had also shown pragmatism in the protection of, and deal to release, the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. According to Gerhson Baskin, an Israeli peace activist who was involved in the negotiations to release Shalit, Ja'abari was very seriously considering a permanent ceasefire with Israel. Bearing in mind his prominence within the organisation, this might have led to a significant and critical change in relations between these two sworn enemies.
__________
Permanent ceasefire my eye. What WOULDN'T Ja'abari have told Baskin to curry favor and gain possible concessions from the "Zionist Entity?" This tactician wasn't about to revoke the Hamas Charter, was he?
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154519 Nov 18, 2012
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
I could not find the answer. I repeat my question just like Jesus, again:
Buford, do you love me?
"I never believe what you say, MUSLIM HATER. I only believe that you hate Muslims." ~ bmz

Q.E.D.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#154520 Nov 18, 2012
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>
From the linked CNN story:
Ahmed Ja'abari was long a marked man, considering his involvement in hundreds of deadly attacks on Israel. Nevertheless, he had also shown pragmatism in the protection of, and deal to release, the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. According to Gerhson Baskin, an Israeli peace activist who was involved in the negotiations to release Shalit, Ja'abari was very seriously considering a permanent ceasefire with Israel. Bearing in mind his prominence within the organisation, this might have led to a significant and critical change in relations between these two sworn enemies.
__________
Permanent ceasefire my eye. What WOULDN'T Ja'abari have told Baskin to curry favor and gain possible concessions from the "Zionist Entity?" This tactician wasn't about to revoke the Hamas Charter, was he?
I wanted you to read and digest this part:

"Notwithstanding the constant provocation of rockets fired on Israeli towns and villages by Hamas and its allies in Gaza, the proximity of Israel's attack to their impending elections doesn't seem to be a coincidence.

There is almost a long standing political tradition by Israeli governments to avert attention from their social and economic failures.

Launching a military campaign against an obvious, albeit not innocent, enemy will bring short term military and potential electoral success. However, it will only exacerbate the situation.

Bearing in mind his prominence within the organisation, this might have led to a significant and critical change in relations between these two sworn enemies.

In the past, Israeli heavy-handedness with Hamas was met with either half-hearted protestations or even tacit approval from the Arab World. It remains to be seen if there will be a different reaction this time, and what the long term impact on relations between Israel and the newly shaped region will be.

Secular regimes are quickly being replaced by Islamist parties which have both mandates and legitimacy, having been elected in free and fair elections. These governments' immediate instinct is sympathy, not only with the people of Gaza, but also with the Hamas government, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood movement which currently holds the presidency in Egypt."

"Israel's policy of the uncompromising use of force may prove counterproductive, both military and politically. No one questions the right of Israeli citizens to live free of rocket attacks from Gaza, yet time and again it has proven that the army can provide a very limited solution.

Militarily, the first few days of hostilities have proved that the Iron Dome interception system is only partially successful, and Hamas rockets can reach as far as Tel Aviv and its neighboring cities, exposing Israel's vulnerability.

However, even more alarming is the lack of political wisdom in learning from the past that the use of excessive force only leads to further radicalization of Palestinian society, a future of increasing bloodshed between Israelis and Palestinians, and the deterioration of relations with the Arab world. This is increasingly so as a result of the Arab Spring.

The answer to Israeli security challenges lies around the negotiation table. Unfortunately, the current government in Israel has no political plan that can bring about peace, and believes its ability to regain power at the next elections relies on a show of military force instead of diplomatic efforts and a genuine peace process."

Yossi Mekelberg's assessment is spot on.

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