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An urgent word in the occasion of the death of Chris Stevens

Thousands of Muslims burst to streets to protest against the film which insults to the Prophet

Thousands of Muslims burst to streets to protest against the film which insults to the Prophet

Motasem A Dalloul, September 12, 2012

A huge bout of demonstrations erupted in most of the Arab and Muslim countries after the broadcast of an Israeli-American film which insults the Prophet Mohammed peace be upon Him.

The Israeli-American film which offends the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon Him, is not the first blasphemous action carried out by anti-Islam individuals or communities. I am sure; it would not be the last, too. Islam is a religion that is spread among nations in a strange manner despite all campaigns aimed to discredit it. This ignites the spirit of jealousy, which turns to hostility, in the hearts of Islam’s enemies.

In fact, I personally, regret the violence erupted after broadcasting the film on YouTube, and regret the unjustified attacks against innocent, be they Americans or from any other nation. But I do not exempt the West and the US the responsibility for this kind of violence for several reasons.

The first reason is that the laws which these countries have that criminalise offenses against general people and general races, while they do not criminalise offenses against religions and God’s Prophets. If some people will tolerate offenses against their religion, some others will not. And the most will not. It is the nature of the human even if his religion was fake.

The other reason is that such or similar incident which means an offense to about ¼ of the earth inhabitants, less or more, needs to be, at least, directly condemned by officials of the country where the incident took place. This could, and did palliate the anger of Muslims when it happened before. But the problem is that when US soldiers in Afghanistan burnt one time papers of the Mus-haf and another time tore them into piece, the US administration vowed to bring those who did the action into justice. That did not happen. Therefore, Muslims youth zealots took the action by themselves.

Again, I say that I agree on peaceful demonstrations, but I disagree on killing innocents. This is opposed by our religion as the Prophet Mohammed peace be upon Him was reported saying in a sahih Hadith* that the Muslim who kills any person who has a contract with Muslims, he will not smell the fragrance of the Jannah. It means that he is absolutely going to be punished in the Hellfire. This is a capital punishment in the Muslims’ beliefs. I mean that it is not an easy action to kill the non-Muslims who live, temporarily or permanently, in the Muslim countries.

All Muslims believe that Jesus Christ is the God's Prophet and do not allow Him to be offended

All Muslims believe that Jesus Christ is the God’s Prophet and do not allow Him to be offended

Anyway, I hope that this incident will be a lesson for Muslims and non-Muslims who do not respect religions or believe in chaos to achieve justice to try change their beliefs or, at least, review them. It is the time of the mandatory tolerance among all nations as the whole world became as a small village.

I am calling on those who consider them the guardians of human rights and free speech to review the laws which give a room for anyone to criticise religions. It is possible because many of the countries of those have already regulated laws that criminalise the one who denies the holocaust and some criminalise the one criticises it.

So that, there is a room for regulating and enacting laws which criminalise religions and God’s Prophets. If not for respecting religions, it is for the sake of keeping on tolerance among nations as Muslims will not agree any time on any kind of insult for their religion or any of God’s Prophets.

*Sahih Hadith: the speech of the Prophet Mohammed peace be upon Him which is the most approved accurate.

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To those blame the internal Palestinian division for their failure!

Palestine Bleeding...

By Motasem A Dalloul

A lot of the so-called politicians, writers or thinkers blame the internal Palestinian division for their failure in solving or to take part in solving, or at least suggesting something useful for the Palestinian cause. They claim that this division has delayed the Palestinian efforts in regaining their rights or wasted the return of these rights or stopped the wheel of resistance.

I am asking those who raise this claim: what is your effort or what other efforts have you done to regain the Palestinian’s rights? For the Arabs and Muslims: what have you done to resolve Palestine’s cause? For Palestinians: what have they have done to regain the Palestinians’ rights?

All what the Arabs and Muslims have done is concessions to the occupation, normalisation with it and you gave it more time carry out its occupation and settlement plans to strengthen itself in the land of Palestine.

All what Palestinians have done is signing peace accords which recognised the right of the occupiers to live on the land of Palestine and agreed on a two-state solution with the division of the third holiest city for Muslims: Jerusalem.

They also signed economic agreements in Paris that made Palestinians servants under the foot of the Israelis and beggars at their door if they wanted to claim their tax revenues or export any of their products or import anything from abroad.

What shameful achievements that Palestinian negotiators and leaders of the oldest Palestinian national movement (Fatah) have achieved? They always regret their loss and blame the internal division, which they waged by the help of the International community and the occupation.

What shameful achievements by the Arab leaders and the Arab League has Palestine seen? The Arab Peace Initiative which was born dead and the Arabs are begging the occupation to accept it.

And the writers and thinkers who got rich for their articles and books about the Palestinian cause, who of you dare to reveal clearly what is the reason behind the internal division? Where is you patriotism?!

So that, I am calling on all of you, who are weeping on the remains of those decaying achievements which have not been accepted by all real Palestinians, please and please and please, do not blame the internal division for your failure.

I am telling junior and senior politicians, who are trying to market themselves by changing the facts, claiming that they are taking an objective stance please, stop this and do whatever deserved to be done for the sake of the Palestinian cause, not for the sake of your own.

And I am also telling the writers who are trying to market themselves by saying that they are taking objective stances in order to find a good market for their opinions or articles, please, stop blackmailing Palestine and Palestinians’ suffering for personal interests. Please, enough and enough!

Israelis to demolish 500 Palestinian buildings

Israeli bulldozers demolishing Palestinian houses under the protection of the Israeli forces

Israeli bulldozers demolishing Palestinian houses under the protection of the Israeli forces

London, January 1, 2012

Israelis announced that they are intending to demolish 500 Palestinian buildings varied between homes, schools, water wells and makeshift tents, human rights resources said.

Those premises are located in the “C” area which according to the Oslo Peace Accord is considered a buffer zone under the Israeli jurisdiction.

Sources said that the buildings are to be demolished under the pretext of not having construction licenses. Israelis do not allow except Israeli settlers to have building in such areas.

Among those buildings to be demolished, there are 32 schools which should be razed several months ago. Palestinians have previously petitioned to Israeli courts to cancel demolition measures, but this time, they will not be excluded.

Hundreds of families will become homeless after carrying out those measures and more than 10 hundred students will be unable to pursue their education.

Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported today that extremist leaders of the Israeli settlers have been urging the Israeli government to accelerate carrying out demolition measures. Sources said that they fear any new move in the peace process that will hinder it.