Posts filed under ‘Terrorist’
Muharram 9 – Call-in: How are you helping Gaza? + Is boycotting worth it? + Fasting the 10th of Muharram + OC Transpo action
HOST: Omar (GreenKufi)
What’s going on in Gaza? On the ground: years fo death and sorrow.
Is Boycotting Israeli Products and Services Useful?
Sister Sukeina of Innovative Minds gave a short talk on the Boycott Campaign at a Muslim youth programme. She covers some of the points mentioned above. http://www.inminds.co.uk
An appeal from one of our dedicated listeners: “Israel is displaying its MADNESS with this massacre. The death of our brothers and sisters have been reduced to a number. A number that continues to increase far too quickly. These are not cheap lives. My daughter sleeps soundly in the next room. If she makes a sound I run to her side to make sure she’s ok. My husband’s late from work, and I’ve already called him twice to make sure he’s ok. My family lives in another city, I call them almost every day to make sure they’re all ok. The deep love I have for them is the same limitless, undying love that our Palestinian brothers and sisters have for their family members who are DEAD or DIEING or forever WOUNDED.
If you cannot donate money! If you cannot email your local MP to do something! If you cannot attend your local protest! Then at least PLEASE do not buy ISRAELI products!” Click the image for the list ->>
Demonstration on Parliament Hill:
Reports from the ground say thousands gathered at the steps of parliament hill January 3, braving the cold with their babies, elderly, women, and children in solidarity with their brethren in Gaza, who are braving much more than the cold. “He can see ground-to-ground missiles,” Says Mr. Shaban, a demonstrator on January 3, about what his friend in Gaza is seeing. “He can see Palestinian civilians lying on the ground dead. There is no place for them in the hospitals. There is no place for the wounded. There are not enough ambulances. There’s no food supplies.
OC Transpo Strike:
Members of the public have an opportunity to provide written submissions to The Canada Industrial Relations Board regarding the impact of the OC Transpo strike. Please note that all written submissions must be received at the Canada Industrial Relations Board no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 9, 2009.
It is important that you have your voice heard as the union just may vote to stay on strike thus forcing The Canada Industrial Relations Board to order OC Transpo back to work. Details on how to make the submission in English and French.
A simple thing that you can do if implemented en mass may have a great impact. Print the image below and send it in as many envelopes, and/or emails as you can to the embassies, Prime Minister’s office, MP, MPP, etc.
You can find details of their contact information at the bottom of this link. We’ve sent it already, and have gotten responses. Above all don’t forget your brothers and sisters in your sincerest prayers.
Muharram 2 – Israeli Terrorism in Palestine + Interview with HCI Exec. Dir+Pakistan wants to talk but is fighting in it’s backyard + The Month of Muharram
Hosts: Ahmed (SoloTunes) and Omar (GreenKufi)
Surat at-Tawba Ch.9 V. 1-16
The Month of Muharram
The Prophet Mohammed may the peace and blesings of Allah be upon him encouraged his ummah to fast on this day. Abu Qataadah may Allah be pleased with him narrates that the Prophet may the peace and blesings of Allah be upon him was asked regarding the fast of the day of Aashoorah. The Holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam replied: “It is a compensation for the (minor) sins of the past year”. (Muslim Vol.1 Page 368)
NOTE:- It must be borne in mind that wherever a promise of forgiveness of sins is made upon the fulfillment of some action, it is only the minor sins that are forgiven. The major sins are not forgiven without true, sincere tawbah (repentance).
One should also observe the fast of the 9th of Muharram to safeguard his deed from resembling the non-muslims who fast and festivate only on the 10th Muharram. Ibne Abbas may Allah be pleased with him said: When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam observed the fast of the day of Aashoorah and ordered (his Companions) to fast, they said, “O Rasulullah! It is a day revered by the Jews and Christians.” Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “The coming year, if Allah wills, we will fast on the ninth (also)”. (Muslim Vol.1
Israel’s Attacks Against Palestine: A Case of Terrorism and Planned Mass Murder
The attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians were intended to target civilians. It is a simple and obvious case of terrorism.
Other reads: If Gaza Falls
Interview: Executive Director of Human Concern International: What You Can Do!
Please see our previous post on what you can do, Click Here.
HCI has been working in Palestine and in Gaza for quite some time and has carried out several relief and development projects.
HCI recently dispatched two trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip to help besieged Gazans survive the deteriorating living conditions. The trucks crossed King Hussein Bridge carrying basic food items.
As you will note from the HCI outreach campaign [Besieged Gaza Strip HCI | Word Document], we are doing our best to help the civilian victims of the current crisis in Gaza. We have already channelled $100,000 and a massive medical aid package worth 1.8 million dollars is on its way to Gaza.
International Muslim News
Israel Rejects Truce, Continues With Gaza Terrorism and Murder: An estimated 300 or more Israeli airstrikes against Gaza Strip targets since Saturday have killed more than 360 Palestinians in a campaign meant to undercut Hamas and repress its ability to fire rockets into Israeli territory. Four Israelis have died from dozens of rockets fired by Hamas over the last four days. Israeli military officials said Monday that their target lists have expanded to include the vast support network that the Hamas relies on to stay in power in Gaza. The choice of targets suggests that Israel intends to weaken all the various facets of Hamas rather than just its armed wing. This includes many aide and extensive social services networks Hamas has established to make life a little bit more tollerable for the people of Gaza. “Anything affiliated with Hamas is a legitimate target,” says an Israeli defense spokeswoman.
The territory’s uniformed police have taken major hits, with several police compounds destroyed. The police force is tasked with keeping peace and order internally, not attacking Israel. But the Israeli military has said the police are fair game because they are armed members of Hamas’s security structure.
It seems as though the targetting of innocent civilians is not accidental. According to a former Adviser to Israel’s security service the approach of targetin g civilians to encite hatred towards their elected government is intentional and was planned. “Hamas’s civilian infrastructure is a very, very sensitive target. If you want to put pressure on them, this is how,” said Matti Steinberg, a former top adviser to Israel’s domestic security service.
Israel has not allowed foreign reporters into Gaza since the operation began Saturday.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas blames Hamas for triggering Israel’s deadly raids on Gaza, by not extending a six-month truce with the Jewish state. He also blamed Hamas, which controls the coastal Gaza Strip territory, for disrupting national unity talks that could have paved the way for general and presidential elections. [sources: washingtonpost | AlJazeera]
Pakistan urges new India dialogue: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also urged India to move some troops and air bases away from joint border areas to send a “positive signal”.
India blames Pakistan-based militants for the attacks in Mumbai that left more than 170 people dead. Yet, Delhi denies making any significant troop movements towards the border.
In other Pakistani news, Pakistan suspended supplies through the Khyber Pass to US and Nato forces in neighbouring Afghanistan as security forces launch a major offensive against suspected pro-Taliban fighters. Pakistan has sent tanks, helicopter gunships and artillery units into the region of Jamrud.
Hasina wins by landslide in Bangladesh:
Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will return to power after her Secular Party posted a landslide win in national elections today.
Omar Abdullah set to be the new Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister: It seems certain that Omar Abdullah of the National Conference will be the new chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. All set to become the youngest Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah favours the continuation of the peace process in the state.
Next Week on Salam Ottawa insh’Allah:
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Host: Ahmed Khalil
– Hamza Yusuf eloquently speaking on Jihad
– Explaining the terrorist
– Pakistan: The Meaning of a Moratorium
– Introduced Hamza Yusuf
– Is There a Muslim Lobby in the US?
– Sami Yusuf – Free
– Sami Yusuf – Ya Rasulullah
– Sami Yusuf – Hasbi Rabbi
– Sami Yusuf – Asmaa Allah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Zt7TDNICI
– Sami Yusuf – Supplication http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozrjBGXVn2E