It’s heard on almost every news outlet today. Headlines from various news agencies explaining how Islam is just like any other peaceful religion that is somehow misinterpreted by a small minority of its believers into something evil.
Instead, we see time and time again the violent attacks carried out by various Muslim terrorist groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram yet somehow there are no clear answers or even reports at times from mainstream news agencies and its supposed experts as to what is causing these attacks to occur again and again.
Articles on this subject suggest many different things for Islamic terrorism in today’s media: Social problems, Cultural differences, Economical problems etc. This list goes on however, none of them directly answer why Islam continues to be associated with terrorism and other barbaric behaviors. To understand what is behind this problem we must understand what Muslims believe and how it will continue to affect the present.Understanding Islam
Islam means “Submission/surrender” or “Submission to the will of God” in Arabic. This was started by Mohammed in 610 AD with the Quran (meaning recitation) being the main text of Muslims and the Sunnah being the way or example of Mohammed a Muslim community should follow. If we examine some of the teachings in the Quran created by Mohammed, we begin to see why Islam has the problems it does when certain criteria are met.
To summarize Islam’s history, the very early beginnings of Islam were predominately peaceful. However, when Mohammed began to become increasingly hostile to the Meccan’s they kicked him out of the city of Mecca. This is where Mohammed with the believers he had, started his first military campaign against the Meccan’s. He would also later continue campaigns into Arabia and the rest of the known world. These campaigns would continue even after Mohammed’s death. Islam’s mentality is that there are only 2 places the house of Islam and the house of war.The Strategic System
Mohammed’s strategy to conquer a region or nation was a 3 step process.
1. Since Mohammed started out as a religious leader he used Islam, his religion as a means of immigration to enter into a foreign place whilst remaining tolerant and peaceful (the city of Medina is the first example of this).
2. He would then increase his following/army through child birthing and deception eventually taking over every aspect of the political and social infrastructure.
3. Then he would eliminate the native culture by dividing and conquering.
So by nature, Islam is Religious, Political and a Military all in one. Something that is not heard of in Western civilization.
The Quran also solidifies the actions of Mohammed by scriptures like:
Sura 9:29 “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.”
Sura 9:123 “O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness”
Sura 5:33 “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,”Conclusion
These verses are only the tip of the iceberg as to what is contained within the Quran. While my intention is not to label all Muslims as evil per se, its ideology is very dangerous to everyone especially non-Muslims. So I disagree with its teachings either way. Many believe Islam is, in fact, compatible with Western values, however, nothing could be further from the truth, it is actually the antithesis to Western civilization. Islam seeks to dominate and rule by force whether a country agrees with it or not. That is its unfortunate definition of peace.
For a more in depth analysis on Islam I recommend visiting the websites http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ and http://www.islam-for-dummies.com/ these will provide you with a lot more information on Islam if interested. Be sure to also check the YouTube lecture video (2.) in the sources.
I looked at my watch, still had 10 minutes before leaving for work, stood up in front of mirror and checked if maybe there were leftovers stucked in my bracket .
Oh no! I forgot to put my lipstick after having breakfast, I played my fingers in my collection and picked the nude one, once again, saw myself in the mirror…. Well, I needed to bold my liner once again to enlarge my slanted eyes and a little soft touch brush in my cheeks to be cherry. It passed me over than 10 minutes and still yet ready to”fix” it up. However, it ended by make up remover then replaced it with wudhu. Females, hahahah!!
It always happens mostly to me and I guess to other females, especially when we have special occasions, spending much time in front of mirrors to check if there is something left to be good. It’s normal, Everyone wants to be pretty, charming, beautiful and Islam doesn’t forbid muslim women to be beautiful under sharia (Islamic law) as long as it doesn’t mean to change what Allah has given to us. So what is the problem here? The problem is when we beautify ourselves excessively, taking too much times in front of mirror and “work” on it to be fake. I am by no means don’t like it but we must know that it must be shaitaan who whispers in our ears to add again and again any colors or fragrance to our face, nowadays eyes lens contacts are available in any colors and pattern with cheap price, so brown can have green or blue eyes and white ones can have exotic eyes, and the everlasting trend now is…. having the great “Nike” eyebrow, hahahaha. In the name of Beauty, We are willing to makes ourself dangerous. Plastic surgeries are famous for those who aren’t satisfy with their own body, diet supplement which can harm body until instant whitening cream contains from mercury, Subhanallah. What for are those? Whom you please? Allah or people?
Allah created us in best creation. He stated that in qur’an :
“We have certainly created man in the best of stature” (At – Tin : 4)
He is the most perfect one, how could He create us with flaws? Impossible. We are all beautiful and what makes it more is our heart, no matter how good you are in look but if u don’t have good heart its nothing. I don’t suggest you to be ugly, definitely not but please don’t be Excessive and being fake. “O children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess”. (Al – a’raf : 31).
For the sake of Allah you don’t need those “cookie dough” to make you beautiful. Females nowadays like to remove their eyebrows and shape it like “NIKE”, To pump their lips to be big, make a duckie selfi photo and upload it in socmed. What are those things for? To be popular? to have tons “like”? its nothing otherwise to grow arrogance in your heart. You are just making long distance relationship with Allah then. Shaitaans will “dance” because their whispers are followed by you.
Respect yourself, Be grateful then Allah will increases it. You are beautiful since you were born you don’t need anything to make it better more over just to be fake. Respect yourself, every time you look yourself at the mirror realize that you are the best creation of Allah. Don’t let shaitaans controls you, They want badness so protect yourself by dua verytime when you look at the mirror :
“Allaahumma kamaa hassanta kholqii fa hassin khuluqii “
O’ Allah! You have made my physical appearance beautiful so beautify my character / manners too!
Adakah kita perlu percaya dengan tazkirah yg diedarkan melalui Whatsapp sebegini? Hadis dan kisah yg diketengahkan langsung tidak mempunyai riwayat atau sanad yg diperlukan. Kita sepatutnya menjauhi jenis-jenis tazkirah sedemikian. Ulasan saya selepas artikel ini.
Setiap hamba Allah akan sentiasa melakukan perkara – perkara yang dilarang oleh Allah swt ( maksiat ). Untuk menghalang kita melakukan perkara yang dilarang ( maksiat ) kita perlu sentiasa ingat pesan Rasulullah saw ,yang memberi pengertian iaitu untuk menghindari maksiat kita mesti ada rasa MALU ( perbuatan maksiat kita, bagaimana kalau orang tahu ).
Rasulullah saw juga berpesan supaya kita banyakkan mengerjakan solat sunat terutama diwaktu 2/3 malam dan tinggalkan perkara yang diharamkan oleh Allah swt.
Untuk berubah / bertaubat, kita mesti berubah/bertaubat dari diri kita sendiri ( berhijrah ). Halangan yang paling kuat dan untuh untuk kita berubah / bertaubat adalah diri kita sendiri. Jadi untuk menyelesaikan masalah ini, kita hendaklah sentiasa ingat dan pegang dengan janji Allah swt, kerana janji Allah itu benar dan 100 % ditunaikan seperti Rasulullah saw bersabda " Sesiapa yang meninggalkan yang haram, maka Allah akan gantikan dengan yang halal."
SIAPA YANG MASIH TIDAK DITERIMA OLEH ALLAH TAUBAT / BERUBAH DIRINYA.
1. Tidak mahu tambah ilmunya.
2. Ibadat dan amalan tidak bertambah ( malas membuat ibadat ).
3. Jiwa suka bergaduh dan benci serta dengki dengan orang lain.
4. Pakaiannya tidak berubah ( tidak ikut ajaran agama islam ).
5. Makanan dan minuman datang dari sumber haram.
6. Masih berkawan dengan orang yang tak baik / senonoh dan jahat.
7. Panjang dan banyak tidor.
8. Bercakap sentiasa bohong, lara', tak baik, sombong dan bercakap yang menyakiti hati orang.
Untuk kita dalam perubahan dan bertaubat, kita perlu ikut saranan Rasulullah saw ia itu :-
1. Perlu pindah tempat, yakni dari tempat sekarang ke tempat lain.
2. Bertaubatlah sebanyaknya kepada Allah swt.
Seperti diriwayatkan oleh baginda Rasulullah saw " Ada seorang pemuda telah membunuh 99 orang, apabila pemuda berkenaan berjumpa dengan seorang ustaz, bertanya Allah ampun tidak dosanya maka ustaz itu menjawab yang Allah tidak mengampun dosanya lalu pemuda itu membunuh ustaz itu menjadi 100 orang yang dibunuhnya. Kemudian dia pergi lagi berjumpa dengan ustaz yang lain, mengatakan yang dia telah membunuh 100 orang, adakah Allah boleh mengampunkan dosanya, ustaz itu menjawab sekiranya kamu membunuh seisi dunia ini Allah tetap mengampun dosa kamu dengan syarat kamu pindah ke tempat ( kampung ) lain dan bertaubat sebenar taubat kepada Allah swt "
Dari itu marilah kita mengambil iktibar dari cerita diatas untuk kita bertaubat dan berubah menjadi insan yang diredhai Allah swt kerana Allah sentiasa menerima taubat hambanya.
Jadikan yang sunat itu seperti fahaman berikut :
SUNAT BUAT DAPAT PAHALA TAK BUAT RUGI
SUNAT BUAT DAPAT PAHALA TAK BUAT TAK APA
Semoga sedikit tazkirah ini dapat mengubah dan membetulkan keadaan nasib diri kita.
Yang salah dari saya , yang benar dari Allah swt, mohon ampun dan maaf.
Sekian, Terima kasih. Aamiin
Taubat diterima jika tidak mengetahui tentang dosa berkenaan. Apabila telah mengetahui bahawa perbuatan itu adalah berdosa dan terus melakukannya, maka taubatnya tidak diterima lagi.
Surah 17. Al-Isra, Verse 33:
وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَمَن قُتِلَ مَظْلُومًا فَقَدْ جَعَلْنَا لِوَلِيِّهِ سُلْطَانًا فَلَا يُسْرِف فِّي الْقَتْلِ إِنَّهُ كَانَ مَنصُورًا
Dan janganlah kamu membunuh jiwa yang diharamkan Allah (membunuhnya), melainkan dengan suatu (alasan) yang benar. Dan barangsiapa dibunuh secara zalim, maka sesungguhnya Kami telah memberi kekuasaan kepada ahli warisnya, tetapi janganlah ahli waris itu melampaui batas dalam membunuh. Sesungguhnya ia adalah orang yang mendapat pertolongan.
17:33. You shall not kill any person—for GOD has made life sacred—except in the course of justice. If one is killed unjustly, then we give his heir authority to enforce justice. Thus, he shall not exceed the limits in avenging the murder, he will be helped.
Surah 4. An-Nisa, Verse 17:
إِنَّمَا التَّوْبَةُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السُّوءَ بِجَهَالَةٍ ثُمَّ يَتُوبُونَ مِن قَرِيبٍ فَأُولَٰئِكَ يَتُوبُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا
Sesungguhnya taubat di sisi Allah hanyalah taubat bagi orang-orang yang mengerjakan kejahatan lantaran kejahilan, yang kemudian mereka bertaubat dengan segera, maka mereka itulah yang diterima Allah taubatnya; dan Allah Maha Mengetahui lagi Maha Bijaksana.
Surah 4. An-Nisa, Verse 18:
وَلَيْسَتِ التَّوْبَةُ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السَّيِّئَاتِ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا حَضَرَ أَحَدَهُمُ الْمَوْتُ قَالَ إِنِّي تُبْتُ الْآنَ وَلَا الَّذِينَ يَمُوتُونَ وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ أُولَٰئِكَ أَعْتَدْنَا لَهُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا
Dan tidaklah taubat itu diterima Allah dari orang-orang yang mengerjakan kejahatan (yang) hingga apabila datang ajal kepada seseorang di antara mereka, (barulah) ia mengatakan: "Sesungguhnya saya bertaubat sekarang". Dan tidak (pula diterima taubat) orang-orang yang mati sedang mereka di dalam kekafiran. Bagi orang-orang itu telah Kami sediakan siksa yang pedih.
4:17. Repentance is acceptable by GOD from those who fall in sin out of ignorance, then repent immediately thereafter. GOD redeems them. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.
4:18. Not acceptable is the repentance of those who commit sins until death comes to them, then say, "Now I repent." Nor is it acceptable from those who die as disbelievers. For these, we have prepared a painful retribution.
Sufyan al Thawri thought that someone was showing off and due to this Sufyan was denied the night prayer for five months.
The Banu Umayya (Arabic: بنو أمية ), also known as the Umayyads (Arabic: الأمويون / بنو أمية al-Umawiyyun), were a clan of the Quraysh tribe descended from Umayya ibn Abd Shams. The clan staunchly opposed the prophet Muhammad, and the spread of Islam. A member of the clan, Uthman, went on to become the third Sunni caliph-usurper, while other members held various governorships. One of these governors, Mu’awiyah I, self-declared himself a caliph in 657, went to war against ruling Ali (the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam), and in 661 established the Sunni Umayyad Caliphate.
Notable members included:
Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
Leader of the most powerful tribe of pre-Islamic Arabia. He fiercely opposed the spread of Islam and fought against the Prophet Muhammad and Muslims in the battles of Badr (624 CE), Uhud (625 CE) and the Trench (627 CE). Once his campaign against the spread of Islam failed, he allegedly converted to the faith, as per ,,if you can’t beat them, join them”. However, sincerity of Abu Sufyan’s conversion is contested due to the fact that he made his entire life a mission to destroy Islam and to kill the Prophet, whilst he allegedly ‘converted’ once basically defeated.
Uthman ibn Affan
The third Sunni caliph-usurper. Uthman as a caliph, relied solely on his own volition in picking his cabinet, which led to decisions that breeded resistance within the Muslim community. The resistance against Uthman originated because he favored family members over any others in choosing his governors. They went so far as to impose authoritarianism over their provinces. Indeed, many anonymous letters were written to the leading companions of Muhammad, complaining about the tyranny of Uthman’s appointed governors. Moreover, letters were sent to the leaders of public opinion in different provinces concerning the reported mishandling of power by Uthman’s family. This contributed to unrest in the empire and finally to Uthman’s killing in a siege on his own house by the Muslims. One of the killers of Uthman was Abu Bakr’s own son, Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr. After the body of Uthman had been on the street for three days, Naila, Uthman’s wife, approached some of his supporters to help in his burial, but only very few people responded. The body was lifted at dusk, and because of the blockade, no coffin could be procured. The body was not washed, as Islamic teaching states that bodies are supposed to be washed before burial. Thus, Uthman was carried to the graveyard in the clothes that he was wearing at the time of his assassination. The body was carried to Jannat al-Baqi, the Muslim graveyard. However, Muslims gathered there, and they resisted the burial of Uthman in the graveyard of the Muslims. Instead, the supporters of Uthman buried him in the Jewish graveyard behind Jannat al-Baqi. Some decades later, the Umayyad rulers demolished the wall separating the two cemeteries and merged the Jewish cemetery into the Muslim one to ensure that his tomb was now inside a Muslim cemetery (1, 2, 3).
Muʿawiyah ibn Abu Sufyan aka Muawiyah I
The son of Abu Sufyan. The first tyrant of the Sunni Umayyad Caliphate. Appointed as the governor of Syria by the second Sunni caliph-usurper, Umar (who in turn was appointed by the first Sunni caliph-usurper, Abu Bakr). Given even more power and priviliges under the third Sunni caliph-usurper, Uthman (also of Banu Umayya), Muawiyah was dismissed from his post by Ali ibn Abu Talib (first rightful successor to Muhammad, his father-in-law). Not being able to deal with his dismissal that de facto weakened the Umayyad stronghold in Syria, in 657 Muawiyah declared himself a caliph and went to war with Ali, despite the latter being a ruling caliph and a member of Prophet’s closest family (unlike Muawiyah). Both sides clashed at the Battle of Siffin (657 CE), and thanks only to Ali’s piety, treacherous Muawiyah escaped unharmed. After Ali was assassinated in 661, Muawiyah again declared himself a caliph and established the Umayyad Caliphate. Prophet’s living family members disagreed with that, correctly and logically laying claim to the rulership. When Ali was assassinated and people gave allegiance to Hassan, Muawiyah prepared to fight with him. The battles led to inconclusive skirmishes between the armies of Hassan and Muawiyah. Hassan ibn Ali, Prophet’s grandson and Ali’s son, agreed to a treaty with Muawiyah, to avoid the agonies of a further civil war, and to stop the Umayyad genocide against the Prophet’s family, their loyal followers (Shia Muslims) and Sahaba (Companions of Muhammad). According to the treaty, Hassan for the time being ceded the caliphate to Muawiyah, but the latter was to name no successor during his reign. Authority should be for Hassan after Muawiyah, and if an accident occurs, authority should go to Hussain ibn Ali (Prophet’s grandson and Ali’s son), Muawiyah has no right to entrust authority to anyone. He was also to abandon cursing the Ali ibn Abu Talib and the practice of using the qunut in the salat against him, Muawiyah should also not mention Ali unless in a good manner. Eventually, Hassan ibn Ali was poisoned on the order of Muawiyah, who in turn appointed as successor his own son, Yazid ibn Muawiyah.
Yazid ibn Mu‘awiya aka Yazid I
The son of Muawiyah. The second tyrant of the Sunni Umayyad Caliphate. Robert Payne quotes Muawiyah in History of Islam as telling his son Yazid to defeat Hussein ibn Ali (Prophet’s grandson and Ali’s son), as Hussein was a descendent of Muhammad, and so a direct threat to the unjust Sunni Umayyad rule. Even Sunni sources mention that the appointment of Yazid was unpopular, including in Madina too (1). As mentioned in the (Shia) Muslim and Sunni sources (for example, Al-Tabari in his Tarikh Al-Tabari, Ibn Kathir in his Al Bidayah Wal Nihayah, Al-Dhahabi in his Tarikh al-Islam al-Kabir), Yazid is fully responsible for numerous anti-Islamic acts; the death of Hussein ibn Ali (Prophet’s grandson and Ali’s son) and his followers (Prophet’s Companions, Shia Muslims) at the battle of Karbala (680 CE), considered an ambush-massacre; the aftermath of the Battle of al-Harrah (683 CE), in which the troops of Yazid’s general, Muslim bin Uqbah al-Marri, pillaged the town of Medina; the burning of the Kaaba during the siege of Mecca (683 CE), which was done on the orders of Yazid’s commander Husayn ibn Numayr al-Sakuni. He was also an alcoholic and adulterer.
He was strong, brave, deliberative, full of resolve, acumen, and eloquence. He composed good poetry. He was also a stern, harsh, and coarse Nasibi. He drank and was a reprobate. He inaugurated his Dawla with the killing of the martyr al-Husayn and closed it with the catastrophe of al-Harrah. Hence the people despised him, he was not blessed in his life, and many took up arms against him after al-Husayn such as the people of Madînah – they rose for the sake of Allâh.
Source: Al-Dhahabi, Siyar a`lam al-nubala’ (eng. The Lives of Noble Figures), 4:37-38.
All of that, however, doesn’t stop modern day Sunnis from rehabilitating Yazid, just as they did with his father, Muawiyah. In the video below, Sunnis are screaming towards the Shia Muslims; “Yazid – Paradise”…
YouTube is full of modern day Sunni apologetics for the man who killed Prophet’s grandson and shelled Kaaba:
Further Sunni Umayyad Caliphs were responsible for a continuous persecution of the Prophet’s family, until they were overthrown in 750 CE by the Sunni Abbasids who managed to take power over thanks solely to the Shia Muslim masses that were lied to, that after the Umayyads, Abbasids would hand the power over to the Prophet Muhammad’s family members. Abbasids didn’t, what’s more, they went on a rabid and fanatical persecution of Shia Muslims and the remaining family of the last Prophet of Islam. Not the first, nor a last time, when Sunnis betrayed (Shia) Muslims and insulted Allah (swt). There were countless armed rebellions and uprisings of Muslims disaffected with the Umayyad and Abbasid rulers. Mainly by the family members of the Prophet Muhammad.
And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]
Reunited, after too long
Invited into His presence again
Normally so casual and for-granted-taking
– The constancy of the invitation speaks to my ego before my soul –
But this time, I am the parched wanderer who is invited to drink
At the fountain
In the Palace
My soul desires to meet with Him
I am a Child of Adam, commanded to wear my beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer
I bathe and robe and scent myself
With the excitement and anticipation of meeting my Beloved
Wishing the minutes to pass quickly
So the moment will be here
While my ego and the world will still be lost outside, wandering blindly
…I still have time…
My heart hears Him saying,
‘I am waiting’
I run to meet Him
He, and I –
I gratefully disappear
Enveloped by Him
I call His Name and supplicate
He listens, His attention never wavering
And here is the strength of our love, side-by-side:
I rejoice in my freshly found state of devotion, basking in my temporary escape from the world
As one finally breaks out from land to swim in the sea
Knowing the shore will call me back soon
While He is the Sea
Holding me in His Infinity
This is pretty much a shock to me but homosexuality has become more popular than ever!! Homosexuals, if you don’t know, are people who are attracted to the same gender. Why is this shocking to me? Because in my country, most of us are Muslims and Islam prohibits us from having any kind of romantic relationship with the same gender. It’s just plain wrong. So I as a straight Muslim guy am very shocked to know that they are increasing in number. Having known that I try to imagine why and how they become homosexuals. I came up with this theory of mine.
Firstly, they hate the other gender so much for some reason. Perhaps they had a bad experience with the other gender. A bad relationship, maybe. Maybe they are fed up with how the other gender treats them all this while. “Girls are all the same,” they say or “guys are all the same.” Again, for whatever reason, they despise the other gender. They lose faith towards them and decide to be single, not mingling much with them.
However, as much as they detest the other gender, they still want to feel wanted and needed. Pretty much like a happy straight couple would be. So how can they get that? From the same gender of course! They’d find a friend that feels the same way as they do. Or they already have a friend that they are close with. So at first, maybe they’re just good friends. But then, their feelings gradually grow because they can connect with each other so much easier. It feels completely different and more satisfying than being attached with the other gender.
They then realize that even with the same gender, one person can mean so much to them even so in a romantic sense. Not long after, they start to accept their feelings and embrace it. Eventually, if both parties feel the same way, they start to form a romantic homosexual relationship.
That is how they become legitimate gay guys and lesbian girls.
I notice that some people are not purely homosexual but they are bisexual instead. Why is this? Well, in my theory which only works in my country, it’s because of our religion. I did mention that our religion prohibits any kind of romantic relationship with the same gender. So most of us actually believe in this. However, for those who are already interested in the same gender (probably because of my theory), they are in a dilemma. They want to conserve their belief but at the same time, their feelings contradict it. So what do they do? What’s the solution? By being a bisexual. By doing this, they manage to conserve their belief while embracing their feelings at the same time.
This is only my theory and perspective on this matter. I didn’t ask or interview any gay or lesbian people. The only thing I did was imagining and observing them. So if my theory is incorrect, I’m totally sorry. I’m just trying to emphasize with these kinds of people. Of course, there are many other reasons people become homosexuals but I wouldn’t want to cover all of them. I’m a straight guy and I believe that being gay is really wrong. However, I still want to empathize with all these people who are gay but religious at the same time.
Now this is what I actually don’t understand. I mean, how can there be someone so religious, even more so than me but also being homosexual at the same time?? It just doesn’t make any sense. They pray to God and do much more religious practices than I ever did such as reading the Qur’an and pray to God every night but they go against the fundamental way of living by being gay or lesbian. Where do they actually put God in their mind?? I can never understand their logic. I’m not a very religious person but I hold to what’s black and white about it. One of the things that is clearly stated is that being attracted to the same gender is wrong so I’ll hold to it as tight as I could. But hey, these people are the ones who make the end of the world closer so I should be thankful to them right?
All in all, homosexuals are getting popular, I came up with a theory about them based on virtually nothing and I can never understand what ‘Obeying God’ means to them.
The July 2017 edition of The AllEyesOnDC Show, centered on African spiritual systems and featuring Nana Kwabena Brown of the Temple of Nyame, attracted more than 40 people, the highest number of guests we’ve had at Sankofa Video Books & Cafe for an AllEyesOnDC event since the beginning of the year. It also altered my position on Our practice of Abrahamic religions in the West, just a little bit.
That Friday evening, Nana Kwabena charted the chronological development of African spiritual systems, including those practiced by the Akan and Yoruba people, through the migration of ancient Africans escaping Islamic persecution. He also showed me, as well as the audience, how Old World belief systems manifested into habits and traditions that have persisted through Maafa and other atrocities. In this powerful interview, Nana Kwabena outlined how ancient spiritual systems determined who held the power in local African communities. Oftentimes, it were the elders with a lifetime of experience who We respected.
CAPTION: Part I of Nana Kwabena Brown’s interview with AllEyesOnDC on Friday, July 21st at Sankofa Video Books & Cafe
CAPTION: Part II of Nana Kwabena Brown’s interview with AllEyesOnDC on Friday, July 21st at Sankofa Video Books & Cafe
I wrapped up my interview with Nana Kwabena more appreciative of my Christian upbringing in a Liberian church and understanding of how African spiritual systems, the practice of many that continues today, set the foundation for the Abrahamic religions, also developed by ancient African people. Like other groups, my Liberian ancestors found ways to mix their spiritual systems with Christianity as a survival tactic. Although they hold up the holy cross, my people, as have others around the diaspora, maintain some remnants of their culture.
However, there’s work to be done if we are to build a strong nation that doesn’t fall prey to the ways of the Western World.
The paradigm shift that continues to threaten Our normal, peaceful way of life came long before I appeared in this body, when Europeans replaced the elements of nature We revered with caricatures of their own. These days, as other races and cultures worship spiritual beings that reflect their ancient ways and mirror their image, We’re blindly following the traditions of a people who took our ways of life and manipulated it for their enjoyment. It’s time to let go of these systems and embrace Our spirituality. At the same time, failure to understand the nuances in Our spiritual differences, even those among Us who observe Abrahamic religions, threatens any opportunity for Us as African people to come together.
At this juncture in Our liberation struggle where we’re reclaiming Our identity, celebrity worship, sexual abuse, and disrespect of elders have reached an all-time high. Celebrity and vanity often trump experience and wisdom. Babylon’s infiltration of Our families have made it so that We leave Our children’s development to the streets, television and school system. However, it wasn’t always like that. Like the Rasta livity, Our African spiritual systems allowed Us to coexist peacefully with the world and maintain balance through all aspects of Our lives.
No, we’re not born in sin. We’re Godlike beings going through a lot of Hell in the Earthly realm, all in an effort to find Ourselves and become the reflection of God created in Our mother’s womb. As a young man raised up in the Pentecostal Church, a West African one at that, it baffles me that I developed this attitude that favors looking beyond Christianity for my salvation. But it was a long time coming.
Upon learning that, and coming to terms with the fact that other spiritual systems existed before Christianity, I grew ready to dump the religion altogether in 2014, although making that leap, publicly at least, would take another year or two. A series of vitriolic attacks against Christianity and Christian organizations, to the chagrin of those who’ve known me for some time, followed. Even after my 2015 trip to Ethiopia and acquisition of knowledge about Christianity’s African origins encouraged me to embrace the Rasta livity, I still spoke out against those who erected Christmas trees during the holidays or didn’t understand the Kemetic origins of Christ’s birth and resurrection.
More of my verbal attacks recently have focused on modern-day Christian institutions I felt didn’t do the Earthly work in the same vein as the man known as Yeshua for whom this religion received its name. In one Facebook post, I said that idol worship has caused Us to wait for a Messiah to do the work that the Universe mandated We do to keep Our ecosystem running efficiently.
After the July 21st AllEyesOnDC show, I still stand by those words, looking to the ancestors, elders, sisters, and brothers who have found a way to use Christianity to fight for liberation and self-determination in their corner of the world. Those freedom fighters, including Marcus Garvey, a man I often mention on this medium, understood that the men and women in the Bible lived on the African continent, not in a fictionalized Middle East fabricated by Europeans. He, and other freedom fighters, saw themselves in those Biblical figures and events, taking their freedom into their own hands and neutralizing the Roman Catholic Church’s global manipulation of nonwhite humans.
It’s my belief, at this moment at least, that Black Christian churches around the world should, and could take on a similar mantra for service and redemption of all human beings once they start to acknowledge Christianity’s African beginnings and the presence of Africans in the Holy Bible. Those of Us who left the church, but still love our church family, can be the agents of change in this regard, slowly but surely educating Our elders and peers about that connection.
Now, more than ever, I’m ready to separate European manipulation of ancient African spiritual systems from the Africans who unknowingly work within those systems and adopt dogma destructive to Our wholistic development. At time same time, I’m passionate more than ever to study the various spiritual systems practiced on the African continent. It’s my hope that taking on this mindset will make me more patient in engaging my People when discussing Abrahamic religions in the context of Our experiences in the West. For sure, it somewhat healed a part of me
So no, I’m still not a Christian.
At the same time, I’m not going to stop attending the church I frequented as a youngster, even if it’s once every two months. For the first time in a long time, I’m going to deviate from Malcolm X’s message a bit and not keep my spirituality in the closet. Why would I do that when respectfully speaking to Black people of other backgrounds outside of their place of worship could help Us see the lineage in Our spiritual systems and unite as One?
After all, that’s the the real work in ensuring We unite as a people.
My mother, a traditional woman of the Mediterranean Greece, tried to raise me to be a good Christian, however somewhere along the way her efforts failed. See, as I was growing up, it felt liberating to reject what seemed to me as narrow-minded, ‘all-donts’ rules of an unproved (or even unprovable) concept. No wonder I was far from excited when, while studying for a class, I came across a text by Roger Arnaldez describing the history of religions in the Mediterranean. ‘Oh this b/s again’. I began reluctantly browsing the pages. Damn, it got interesting.
In an all too simplified and known sequence: first came polytheism, then Judaism, Christianity, Islam – three of world’s most popular religions were born and raised in a small part of the Mediterranean. I was aware that each one built on the previous ones, blending and mixing concepts, dogmas, symbols. However, I was not aware that they relate to one another in the following ways.
# interesting_fact1: Islam’s God is the Christian God, same as the Christian God is the Jewish God. That’s not to mean that the Gods have the same ‘features’, rather that each religion when newly introduced claimed to have a better view of the already ‘existing’ God, and further that the previous religion had failed because of division, moral decline etc. Saint Paul preached that the real Jew is the Christian. In the same manner later on, the Quran would dictate: the real Jew, or the real Christian, is the Muslim.
# interesting_fact2: Islam came about as a religion with radical views on the status quo, same as Christianity is considered to have opposed conventional power institutions and ideologies when first introduced. In fact, when Islam began preaching equality and justice in a simple manner, people turned to it, being largely frustrated with the Christian Byzantine Empire because of its dogmatic quarrels, the continuous fighting of bishops over thrones and all these nice things that come with power.
# interesting_fact3: In order for Islam to continue spreading, it had to incorporate pre-existing religious practices and symbols, much like Christian churches were built on ancient temples’ sites. In the pre-islamic era, the Kaaba, the building inside Islam’s most sacred mosque and center of the annual pilgrimage in Mecca, was a holy site for the various Bedouin tribes in the area. Once every lunar year, the Bedouin tribes would make a pilgrimage to Mecca and worship their pagan gods in the Kaaba.
Why my attention was focused on the Islam/Christianity relation? I’m not quite sure. Perhaps because I was born in a Christian region. Since Christianity was a reform of Judaism, many things of their interface are familiar to me. More probably though, there is something else: the value in exploring things that connect the now politically divided world into terrorist and non-terrorist countries. The Islamic Middle-East region of the world is almost solely represented in the Western media through photos of victims after a bomb attack, videos of men holding up guns and yelling ‘allahu akbar’, caged women in burqa and bad dictators. Does that affect our view of this region and its people and how? Many acknowledge that religion is used nowadays, same as in the past, as a pretext in the political and economic power arena. Yet, even having this awareness, the lesser we know someone, the more susceptible we are to adopt any opinion about them which is already formed and given to us: there is nothing else there to contradict it.
# hopeful_fact1andonly: In Baghdad, The House of Wisdom was a major intellectual center during the Islamic Golden Age, bringing together many well-known scholars to share information, ideas, and culture. Jewish, Christian and Muslim philosophers met there to translate the Greek texts. According to Abu Hayan al Tawhidi, during their night meetings the most distinguished intellectuals would discuss about the big problems, without faith discrimination and on equal terms. While contemplating on God, they were led to describe experiences and define life values with many common points, despite their dogmatic differences.
If we could only order a House of Wisdom on e-bay..
“I meet people in the street who don’t like me, and they don’t know why they don’t like me” – Tommy Robinson.
I can see why people do not like Tommy Robinson.
Follow the media’s coverage of Tommy Robinson, particularly the press from left-wing platforms, and you’ll understand why. It’s because he is racist, a fascist, a bigot, a neo-Nazi and a white supremacist.
Of course you should understand from the previous articles I have wrote on this blog that the press is genuinely full of s**t, lies, lies, more lies, exploiting the minds of the politically uneducated in order to spread their own opinion.
Tommy Robinson is not a racist, a fascist, a bigot, a neo-Nazi, or a white supremacist, he is simply a political activist against Islamic extremism (like the rest of us), and a harsh critique of Islam and the Qu’ran as a whole.
To put Robinson’s role as an activist into the fewest words possible, he first created and led the EDL from 2009-2013. He created the EDL as a reaction to a Muslim protest against British soldiers marching through his home town of Luton. Robinson said that the Muslims in this protest held signs saying “Death to British Soldiers” and were seen spitting in the soldier’s faces as they marched through Luton in front of their wives and kids. He was angered by the protection these Muslim protesters received from the police. Robinson left the EDL because he didn’t like the association that the EDL had with fascism and racism, and he didn’t like the fact that the EDL was attracting racists and neo-Nazis, something which he had always tried to prevent. After the EDL Robinson worked with Quilliam; a counter-extremist government funded think tank who basically paid Robinson in order to take credit for him leaving the EDL. An inevitable spat arose between Robinson and Quilliam and he is now seen working with Rebel Media and Pegida.
The most evidential argument to disassociate Tommy Robinson from Nazism is his support for the Jewish community within Luton and Britain as a whole, and the fact that Robinson defines himself as a Zionist.
Robinson is a supporter of the sovereign nation-state of Israel, describing it as a “perfect homeland for Jewish people”. Ask yourself this, what is the one religious/ethnic group most associated with being hated by fascists and Nazis? Jewish people of course! So would Tommy Robinson really wear a badge on his suit with the writing “I am a Zionist” if he was a neo-Nazi? That’s why him and Nick Griffin have previously had spats. Griffin of course is a ‘hater’ of Jewish people, an anti-Semitic neo-Nazi leader of the British National Party who calls Robinson a “traitor”.
This brings up the BNP, and yes, Tommy Robinson did join the BNP when he was younger and somewhat naive. But he soon withdrew his BNP membership after realising how racist the politically party actually were. He didn’t initially realise that Nick Griffin used to be a part of the National Front, and he didn’t initially realise that black people weren’t allowed to join the BNP. “I joined, I saw what it was about, it was not for me”, which is why Griffin calls Robinson a traitor.
Unlike a white supremacist, Tommy Robinson has had many positive interactions with people of ethnic and religious minority besides Jewish people; black people, Asian people, Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims. Robinson most noticeably has found it easy to befriend Sikhs and visa-versa, due to his admiration of the fact that Sikhs in general are courageous. He visited a Sikh temple in Manchester after the terrorist attack earlier in the year to stand in unity with Sikhs who held a candlelit vigil for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack. Robinson said that Sikhs had always been “wrongly identified as problematic”, and he wanted to educate people because “Sikhs have been fighting Islamic extremism ever since their existence”.
The press have always created a stigma against Tommy Robinson portraying him as a racist purely because of his previous leadership of the EDL (most notably by the Guardian); the EDL being a protest movement also portrayed as racist by the press (most notably by the Guardian).
Recently through Rebel Media, Robinson has set up Trollwatch; videos that see him challenge the people who have wrongfully labelled him a racist through the press or social media, to try and get them to explain their bull***t. Not once in any of the Trollwatch videos are any of the people Robinson challenges able to explain why they called him a racist, a fascist or a white supremacist. Below is a link to an example of Tommy Robinson challenging Tim Fenton, asking the journalist to explain why he called Robinson a racist in the Guardian, with Tim Fenton seen to be hiding away like a coward and unable to answer Robinson’s questions:
The most noticeable slandering of Tommy Robinson; portraying him as a white supremacist, was written in an article by Julia Ebner, a Quilliam researcher writing for the Guardian (there was no need to tell you which newspaper, by now you could have easily worked that out yourselves). Ebner didn’t directly call Tommy a white supremacist, her argument was that she “didn’t specifically call Robinson a white supremacist she wrote that Robinson attracted people from all kinds of far-right extremist groups”. Here is an excerpt from the article below where Tommy Robinson’s name was mentioned:
I am now going to write that paragraph out where Robinson’s name is mentioned below word for word, except for the small change of 2 of them 51 words:
“That the far right has moved from the fringe into the mainstream demonstrates the massive support that the white supremacist movements have attracted from digital natives. Their online followership often exceeds that of mainstream political parties: with over 200,000 followers, Diane Abbott’s twitter account has almost the same number of followers as Theresa May’s.”
Now you’re thinking that’s funny or that’s stupid or both because Diane Abbott is obviously not a white supremacist. But hang on a minute, I didn’t call Diane Abbott a white supremacist, just like Julia Ebner didn’t call Tommy Robinson a white supremacist.
With the press you get lies and a stigma when it comes to Tommy Robinson, and it is the same with social media, allowing liberals and even celebrities to jump on the ‘racist Tommy Robinson’ bandwagon (type in Tommy Robinson V Lily Allen on Google. It was quite amusing to see Lily Allen lose a debate on Twitter to Tommy Robinson and thus therefore throw the racist card at him, threaten him with legal action and block him on twitter). One thing I have noticed is that the people in general who criticise Robinson on Twitter, appear to come from a privileged middle-class background which makes them see only a tiny impact from immigration or Islam. They could never understand Robinson’s working-class background in a town as multicultural as Luton. Here’s an example of another Trollwatch video from Rebel Media below:
It should be stated (although it shouldn’t really only the naive would assume…) that Tommy Robinson is not against all Muslims or any average Muslim he may happen to come across, after all, he has always came across many Muslims because he’s lived alongside them all his life. “I’m not against all 1 billion Muslims because I think Muslims themselves are victims of Islam, so I’m not against all Muslims”. He is against Violent Muslims who commit terrorist acts in the name of Islam. Now you’re thinking, “yeah but aren’t we all against Islamic extremism?” Well yes of course! Meaning that Tommy Robinson ain’t that different to the rest of us!
“No one from the EDL would care about a Muslim living their life peacefully, doing Ramadan, if we didn’t see all the hate”.
This is why Tommy went on an 18 month ‘journey’ with Mohammed ‘Mo’ Ansar in an effort for the both of them to understand each others opposing opinions on Islam, filmed as a documentary titled “When Tommy met Mo” for the BBC.
Throughout this documentary both Tommy Robinson and Mo Ansar were seen to have respect for each other and make friends with one another. Mo was seen to invite Tommy into his mosque so that Robinson could have discussions with Muslim scholars (criticised by Nick Griffin BNP because Tommy politely took his shoes off in the mosque), and Tommy invited Mo to speak with fellow EDL members; the first ever Muslim to do as such. It didn’t end two well for the pair though however. The leader of Quilliam Maajid Nawaz interviewed Mo, and Mo was seen to be unable to show support for some of the basic human rights, human rights that are contradictory to certain verses written in the Qu’ran; chopping women’s hands off as punishment for theft. It was after this that Tommy Robinson joined Maajid Nawaz at Quilliam after leaving the EDL, and Mo Ansar was not allowed to attend the press conference where this was announced because Tommy didn’t want him taking credit for him leaving the EDL.
Tommy Robinson doesn’t hate Muslims that should be fairly obvious by now, he hates the religion they follow. The difference is is that when Tommy tried to speak out about the problems of Islamism in his hometown no one would listen. Mainstream politicians have always refused to engage with Robinson, setting the platform for the media to scrutinise his political activism and label him as a fascist. Islamism is a problem in Luton. There are 25 mosques in Luton, how many of them mosques promote the Saudi Arabian doctrine of Wahhabism I do not know, but you can understand why the growth of Islamic fundamentalism in Tommy Robinson’s hometown is dangerous.
Therefore Robinson had, and still has, a right to speak out about the problem of Islamism he has done nothing wrong by doing that. Unfortunately he has always been hammered by the left and the press for doing so. He knows more about Islam than any other average Englishman, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he knew more about Islam than the average British Muslim. He often gets challenged and confronted by Muslims in the street and Robinson will then teach those Muslims aspects of their faith that they did not know themselves. This is because Tommy Robinson has read the Qu’ran, he has read the biography of prophet Muhammad written by Ibn Ishaq and he does know the ins and outs of Islam. This is what Robinson’s political activism is based on, a teaching of the Qu’ran and the prophet Muhammad, or more precisely; a teaching of everything that is wrong with the Qu’ran and everything that is wrong with the prophet Muhammad. But yes if any religious text, including the bible, is interpreted word for word, then there would always be more hate fuelled because all religious texts are backwards and have no place in contemporary society. However, Wahhabism is a literal interpretation of the Qu’ran being taught in British mosques to British children as young as 7. There are no British children in christian churches as young as 7, being taught to commit genocide against neighbouring people (1 Samuel 15:3).
One example of the knowledge Tommy Robinson has regarding Islam, and perhaps why you should trust him more than the media, is seen with Didsbury mosque in Manchester and the related terrorist attacks in May this year.
In the image above you can see a picture of a spokesman representing Didsbury mosque which is the mosque in which the Manchester suicide bomber attended. I remember seeing the press conference on Sky news in which the Didsbury mosque spokesperson above spoke, with him condemning the terrorist attack and him putting division between the mosque and the attacker. He made it clear that the mosque did not promote hatred or Islamic terrorism, and he made it clear that the attacker did not have his terrorist actions influenced on him with his attendance at Didsbury mosque. At the time watching the press conference I thought to myself “oh well that’s good then at least the mosque ain’t to blame for the attack”.
Fast forward two months, whilst doing research on Tommy Robinson in preparation for this article I learnt the truth about Didsbury mosque. I learned about the clerics that have previously spoken and taught there and the potential hatred preached that could have influenced the Manchester suicide bomber into his actions. Here’s a list of the Islamists who have spoken at Didsbury mosque and some of the Muslims who are associated with Didsbury mosque, also known as the Manchester Islamic centre:
1) Abdur Raheem Green- a British Muslim convert who stresses the fact that men are superior to women “simply because it says so in the Qu’ran”. He is chairman of the iERA, an Islamic hate group who have promoted anti-Semitism and called for homosexuals and female adulterers to be stoned to death. He also has links to the Portsmouth Jihadis.
2) Muhammad Ibn Adam- a cleric who justified the Charlie Hebdo attacks, saying “it was the right thing to do”. He says that Muslims should not make friends with non-Muslims, and if a Muslim was to bump into a non-Muslim on the pavement they should make that non-Muslim cross over the road. Adam said that cheating wives should be stoned to death, unless they are pregnant where they should be stoned to death after the baby is born. He also said that women should not leave their homes unnecessarily (“WHERE ARE ALL THE FEMINISTS ON THESE ISSUES!?”- Tommy Robinson).
3) Abu Qatada- probably the most well know Islamist jihad to have lived in Britain. He said that “the wives and children of those who leave Islam should be killed”. A court statement said that Qatada was “providing advice that gave religious legitimacy to those who wish to further the aims of Islamic extremism and to engage in terrorist attacks, including suicide bombings”.
4) Abdullah Hakim Quick- a Canadian Imam who said that “in Islam, gays should be executed. Homosexuality goes with Zionism”.
5) Abu Eesa Niamatullah- This cleric, who happens to live in Manchester, says that anyone who insults the prophet Muhammad should be given the death penalty. Also, one for the feminists to pick up on (but I bet they won’t), Niamatullah also said that women should not be in the workplace whatsoever, they should stay home and play housewife instead.
6) Ramadan Abedi- This man is the father of the Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi. Ramadan Abedi fought for the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, a group which had links with Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda and were designated by America as a foreign terrorist organisation in 2004.
7) Farzi Haffar- You may or may not recognise this man above from a previous image, but yes it is the spokesperson who was asked to talk on behalf of Didsbury mosque at the press conference after the Manchester terrorist attack. Quite bizarre they asked him to do the speech really since he has been previously caught out on social media being offensive to Jewish people, calling all Israeli Jews Nazis! Suppose he was the best of a bad bunch asked to talk at the press conference out of all the possible representatives of Didsbury Mosque.
Now to the main topic of this article which is not a criticism of Didsbury mosque or Muslim Jihadis or even Islam, but the highlighting of Tommy Robinson consistently being denied the freedom of speech during his time as a political activist. So now I’ll review how the police and the establishment have consistently stitched Robinson up and tried to stop him speaking his opinion, in our British police state.
The police have never wanted Tommy Robinson to speak because their jobs would be easier if possible tensions weren’t created between him, the EDL and Muslim communities. The old bill have consistently used tactics to try and stop Tommy Robinson speaking as a political activist; house raids, petty arrests, and the general attempt at scaring him and his family.
The police have had a pattern of arresting Robinson on a made up charge only so they could bail him on restrictions of where he could and couldn’t go and what he could and couldn’t say. These patterns of arrest were most noticeable at the timings of planned EDL marches, with charges being dropped after the EDL march had taken place. There are numerous examples of these petty arrests I could use. One is when the police pulled Robinson’s car over and arrested him on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, even though the vehicle that Tommy was driving had been bought on finance from Vauxhall. Another is when 15 coppers raided Tommy Robinson’s mum’s house with machine guns. This was because a man ‘fitting Tommy’s description’ had been seen causing £30’s worth of damage in a hotel!
The police also once arrested Tommy Robinson and his wife, interviewing his wife for 8 hours whilst she was 6 months pregnant, for tax evasion and money laundering. The bail conditions meant that Tommy’s assets were frozen and his businesses were closed, and him and his wife had to live on no more than £250 a week for four years otherwise they would have to serve 18 month prison sentences. Sounds bizarre doesn’t it? These restraining orders given in Britain; a land of freedom and opportunity? Of course the charges were in the end dropped.
After the arrests for tax evasion and money laundering, the police were seen to arrest Tommy and convict him for swearing at a football match. Of course the press picked up on this and made Robinson out to be a notorious football hooligan involved in a 150 man strong brawl.
Meanwhile, the police were forensically investigating Tommy Robinson and all his family for any possible crime of the previous ten years, petty crimes such as not paying VAT on items bought off Ebay…
By this time Robinson had had 6 different warnings from the government warning him that 6 different people wanted to kill him, and so him and family were offered new identities in a different countries. What for? Because he had originally spoke out criticising Islam!
In 2011 Tommy Robinson was jailed for 10 months for using a false passport (his friends). The reason he used a false passport was because a year earlier, Robinson travelled to America after the world’s 3rd biggest PR company set up a meeting with him and members of congress. Tommy described how that was the difference between Britain and America, Britain is drowned with excess political correctness and therefore the freedom of speech is denied, but in America those in power want to hear what people had to say. No one powerful in Britain cared about what Robinson ever had to say ever since he formed the EDL. However on his arrival that time, Tommy was arrested as soon as he landed at JFK airport because the British police had told America to do that. They didn’t want Tommy Robinson’s message to go mainstream in America. This is why Robinson went to the lengths he did a year later by using his friend’s passport.
Whilst Tommy Robinson was in prison the EDL on the outside had attracted racists and far-right neo-Nazis, something which Robinson had always tried to keep out. This led to his decision to leave the EDL but he didn’t stop campaigning. During his time campaigning, he noticed that the police seemed to offer Muslims and Muslim communities more protection than they did him and his family. The examples I will highlight are incidents in Birmingham, East London and at his parents house.
In Birmingham, Robinson read online that a Muslim was arrested for ‘bricking’ a police officer, but afterwards the he was let go because the local Imam plus 200 other Muslims stormed the police station demanding that the attacker be released. Tommy asked a police officer in Birmingham if this was true, and the PO said it was because they didn’t want any Muslim riots to start in Birmingham which would have spread nationwide. This effectively means that the Imam of that certain Birmingham community had more power than the local police.
In Tower Hamlets, Robinson and his cousin Kevin were arrested for ‘walking’ on Armed Forces Day. The police knew they would be walking through that densely Muslim populated area of London but had asked them not to because they were scared of the possible Muslim reaction. Tommy and his cousin did so anyway because they weren’t breaking any law. They were both attacked by what Tommy believed were undercover policemen, and they were arrested for defending themselves.
An incident occurred in Luton after a number of Muslims got knowledge of who Tommy Robinson’s family were and thus followed his family in a car back to their house, eventually standing in the front garden with weapons threatening the family. Robinson rushed to the house when he heard what was happening and was therefore.. arrested by the police! The Muslims in his family’s front garden with weapons were not even searched, never mind arrested.
Now, back to the point where the police had been forensically investigating Tommy and all his family looking for anything they could get an arrest for. I’m not going to go into all the details you’ll have to listen to Tommy Robinson’s speech on the ‘British Police State’. Basically the old bill couldn’t get anything on Tommy, however they did have possible charges on the rest of his family. So they did a deal with Tommy. His brother in law many years ago had filled in a mortgage form incorrectly, and Robinson had happened to lend that brother in law the money for the mortgage deposit. Therefore the police said to Tommy; “if you do an 18 month sentence for mortgage fraud, we’ll let all your family go free of charge”. Also, Tommy’s assets which had been frozen would again be allowed to be accessed.
Of course the press had a field day when they found out that Tommy Robinson had been sent down for fraud.
In prison for the 2nd time, Tommy was again being shown to be stitched up by the system with the governor of that prison failing to protect his safety. Before all this had happened with the supposed mortgage fraud, 6 Muslims were arrested and sent down for 30 years after being caught on their way to blow up an EDL march with explosives, an EDL march where Tommy was present. Tommy Robinson happened to be in the same prison this time as those 6 Muslims, and the governor had ordered Tommy to be put on to the same wing as them. If it wasn’t for a certain prison guard- ex-royal marine getting Tommy to safety before he was put on that wing, he would have been 100% guaranteed to have been killed by those 6 Muslims. There were still times during that prison sentence where Tommy Robinson was savagely beaten by Muslim inmates, simply because he was Tommy Robinson.
When Tommy got towards the end of his prison sentence, he was approached by two members of the Metropolitan Investigation Bureau; a secretive organisation at Scotland Yard, who wanted Robinson to work for them after he got out by being a grass. DESPITE TOMMY ROBINSON BEING AGAINST THE FAR-RIGHT, the MIB wanted Tommy to unite the far-right; Britain First, the National Front etc., and inform them of any potential far-right terrorist attack. When Tommy did get out, he found that his assets were still frozen and that the MIB were trying to blackmail him.
Shortly after Tommy Robinson got out of the nick, an incident occurred on Twitter when a neo-Nazi threatened to rape his mum (Robinson often got threats and abuse on social media from the far-right as well as from leftys and Muslims). Tommy decided to take this threat into his own hands seen as the old bill had done absolutely nothing about the 100’s of death threats him and his family had received over the years. When he went to meet this neo-Nazi at the designated time and place that had been arranged, the police were waiting for Tommy, and of course, this resulted in Tommy once again being arrested and back in prison.
Surely now you are all seeing a pattern with the police stitching Tommy Robinson up, keeping him locked up for as long as possible for absolutely ‘nothing crimes’, all so he can’t voice his democratic opinion.
Once inside, Tommy’s safety was again failed to be protected by the prison. On this occurrence, Robinson got a tip off from a fellow inmate that a Somalian inmate was planning on throwing boiling water on Tommy. Therefore, Tommy attacked this Somalian inmate first, for his own safety because he knew what was coming.
To cut a long story short, after Robinson got out of jail this time, he was again arrested because of the incident that occurred with the Somalian prisoner before. Tommy was set to get locked up again. The video evidence of Robinson attacking the Somalian inmate had been edited and parts deleted, so that you couldn’t see the inmate before tipping Tommy off letting him know that he was about to be attacked.
Luckily this time, one of Tommy’s Canadian friends got involved in the situation and got Tommy the best legal representation that money could buy. This time, the judge in court dismissed the case, and finally Tommy Robinson was able to break free from the cycle of getting locked up for doing naff all, being released, getting locked up again for doing naff all and again being released.
Now that this cycle was over with however, it didn’t stop the police’s tactics what had plagued Tommy Robinson and his family for years; harassing them, stalking them and criminalising every move they made.
Just last year Tommy was eating a meal with friends and family, including his three children, at a pub in Cambridge. For no reason at all, 12 police officers went to that pub and ordered Tommy and his family to leave, with the argument that the group he was sitting with having a meal were violent troublemakers and fighting would inevitably occur. After arguing with these 12 police officers for half hour, being backed up by the pub staff who were trying to explain to the officers that Robinson and his family had done nothing wrong, they were still made to leave. Once Tommy and his family had left the pub, the police officers unnecessarily followed them down the street in an intimidating manner. They were being absolute bullies. By this time, Tommy’s children were crying because they felt so scared by the following police officers, and even Tommy’s son tried to run away from the officers running into a busy road nearly getting himself killed.
Therefore after that day, every time Tommy Robinson’s children saw a police officer in the street or in the car or anywhere possible, they would get frightened and start crying. It took three police officers, two in uniform and one in a suit, to call at Tommy’s house and give him a football banning order (no reason for that banning order, the old bill just doing their regular job of enforcing unnecessary power and control over Tommy Robinson’s life). Its bad enough that his children were frightened of the police when they saw them in the street, but deliberately going to his home in order to scare his family!? Because that was just another one of the many tactics used by the police in order to try and silence Tommy Robinson. Make his children cry.
All this bullying, all this intimidating, all these lies from the police were for the sole purpose of stopping Tommy Robinson voicing his democratic opinion on Islam. Link to Tommy Robinson’s full ‘Police State’ speech below:
Throughout this article you can see that Tommy Robinson has never been properly listened to because of the power that the press and the police have had in denying his freedom of speech. A democracy is not just about having the right to vote because political activism is also one of the many elements of a healthy democracy. Therefore you could argue that judging by Tommy Robinson consistently being stopped from acting as a political activist, Great Britain is not democratic at all. It is wrong that a free press is able to have the power to belittle an individual’s genuine concerns in a society where working-class opinions aren’t taken seriously anyway, and it is wrong that the authorities are allowed to go to so much effort in bringing down a man and his family all for the name of political correctness.
Scribbler – Nazmi Mahamood
Sometimes in life we feel so depressed,
but unlike you, someone somewhere is not so blessed.
Somewhere in Burma a Muslim weeps,
while the rest of the world sleeps.
Somewhere in the west,
Muslims are labelled as terrorists,
after the turn over events of the 9/11 twist.
Somewhere in a country a Muslim struggles+ to follow the Islamic lifestyle,
while its government gleefully smile.
Somewhere a Muslim brother dies in the midst of war
while he has nothing to do with all the deaths galore.
Somewhere a poor dad cries,
when he can’t help his family to a bowl of rice.
Somewhere, a Muslim mother painfully sigh,
for his child, the last time it closed its eyes.
Somewhere, a man ponders if Muslims are to be blamed on themselves.
After all, these are their countries and their affairs dispersed on the shelves.
Somewhere the hypocrisy and double standard of the super power countries.
towards the Muslims is indeed shocking to see.
Somewhere someone in the world believes, people are trying to destroy Islamic values and the Muslim Ummah,
which is against any human law.
Somewhere, someone is praying “Oh lord! Save this Ummah and save these people
from this killing needle!”
Somewhere in this world someone must see that Muslims in this world are not totally free
which every suffering soul would sadly agree.