NOTE: Every story has two sides. It is in the interest of being fair and just to listen to both sides. We wish to present the other side of America’s War on Terrorism from an Islamic and political perspective.
President Barak Obama in his latest speech has officially declared war on the Islamic State. As if this wasn’t enough of a warning of the enemies gathering, he also has asked to seek assistance from other Muslim nations to join his war.
He stated in his speech that he would:
- Deliver more cowardly aerial attacks killing innocent Muslims as Collateral Damage
- Strengthen Iraqi/Kurdish military by offering intelligence and logistics for ground offensives.
- Provide more military support to moderate FSA rebels against Islamic State
- Seek alliance and collaboration with Muslim countries at the behest of the sellout rulers to attack other Muslims.
The storm is gathering once again, oh Muslims, as was predicted by the Prophet s.a.w. when he said in the famous sahih hadith about wahn:
“The People will soon summon one another to attack you from every place in the same way that a pack calls around its prey” Someone asked, “Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?” He replied, “No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be froth and scum like that carried down by a torrent (of water), and Allah will take the fear of you from the breasts (hearts) of your enemy and cast al-wahn into your hearts.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allah , what is al-wahn?” He replied, “Love of the world and dislike of death.” [Reported by Abu Dawud & Imam Ahmad]
Reflecting on this hadith we can clearly see how the United States Government, Syrian Government, Russian Government, Iranian Government, as well as the Saudi Government all are gathering to attack the Islamic State. Saudia Arabia has said it would allow the presence of US aircrafts to have airspace rights.
“On the military front, the State Department official said regional defense ministers would meet soon to discuss expanded basing and overflight rights so the United States and other nations could broaden their airstrikes against ISIS.”1
Many of the Arab nations have agreed to provide some sort of support to the United States on its newest mission. There is no deception in Islam. What these Muslim nations have signed up for is to sell their souls to the enemies of Islam. Islam makes it crystal clear of the prohibition of allying with the disbelievers to fight Muslims.
Certainly, Palace Scholars will emerge from every direction, looking to pick up any crumbs of acceptance that the kuffar will give them. Why is it so difficult for these $cholars to tell the truth for once?
Based on the clear verses of the Qur’an, any Muslim nation, including its armies, that join the armies of the kuffar, provide bases and any sort of intelligence to the coalition, has committed apostasy. Muslim scholars who encourage joining the disbelieving coalition or being under their leadership and command to fight the Islamic State have committed the highest sin of apostasy (kufr).
Any Muslim(s) around the world who bang the drums of war for Obamas marching band will be walking the line of apostasy. Muslims should seek a meaningful Islamic perspective before making any judgments on other Muslims who are trying their best to establish a society based on Islam. These people have lived under oppression for decades but we immediately write them off as khawarij despite lacking evidence to say so.
Allah subhana wa ta’Ala says in t he Qur’an:
” O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists, etc.) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism, this Qur’ān, and Muhammad SAW), and have driven out the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) and yourselves (from your homeland) because you believe in Allāh your Lord! If you have come out in My Cause and to seek My Good Pleasure, (then take not these disbelievers and polytheists, etc., as your friends). You show friendship to them in secret, while I am All-Aware of what you conceal and what you reveal. And whosoever of you (Muslims) does that, then indeed he has gone (far) astray, (away) from the Straight Path. [60:1]
O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand. (Aali Imran 3:118)
Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliya(supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allah in any way…[3:28]
” And when it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: “We are only peacemakers.” [2:11]
Even if one disagrees with Islamic State, Islam does not allow the alliance with the disbelieving army to fight them.
“And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that which rebels till it complies with the Command of Allāh; then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allāh loves those who are equitable.” [49:9]
“The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islāmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allāh, that you may receive mercy.” [49:10]
Islamic State are the KHAWARIJ?
This seems to be the so-called factor that makes every Muslim turn their backs on the mujahedeen who have sacrificed their lives to bring about honor and dignity back to the Ummah, and defend the oppressed people of Iraq and Syria.
How easily do the Ummah forget the atrocities of the US government of human sanctions in the early 90s which have killed over 500,00 Iraqi children due to starvation. Then the WMD that were dropped on them which killed another 100,000. How easily they forget the treacherous Shia gov’t of Maliki which the US put upon the Iraqis that brought about the Shia Death Squads who killed and tortured many women and children with electric drills. How easily they forget Assad and his Shabbia Thugs that killed, and tortured Muslims of Syria.
Who were the Khawarij2
The Khawarij made takfeer of the sahabah– The Islamic State not only refuses to make takfeer of the sahabah, but are from the foremost of people in defending their honor, fighting the Rafidah Shi’ites and the Allawites.
The Khawarij made takfeer of Muslims due to sins—Nowhere in the actions or statements from any of those now slandered with the moniker “Kharijee” do we find such innovated belief.
The khawarij separated from the jama’ah—The Islamic State have called for the Muslims to unite upon the truth, and fight the enemies of Islam such as the secularists, Ba’athists, and the Rafidah.
The Khawarij rebelled against the legitimate Muslim rulers who ruled according to Share’ah, based on sins or what they perceived as such—The Islamic State has not rebelled against any legitimate authority. In fact, they have been fighting the corrupt regimes and actually have military power to fight them instead of rag-tag attacks which cause no benefit. Islamic State fights them due their ruling according to man-made laws instead of Share’ah, and their cooperation with the enemies of Islam.
The Khawarij fought Muslims and left alone the kuffar—The Islamic State are fighting the foremost enemy of Islam, the head of kufr, shirk, and apostasy. Wherever there are Muslims being oppressed by the kuffar, they are sent there for its liberation.
Let’s take a deeper look into the propaganda of this claim that they are killing civilians, raping women, or even the claim that they are ‘CIA’ agents. We want to present the ‘other’ side of the story. Before we expose this propaganda, we must question our sources for news. The same Zionist propaganda press that lies against Palestinians is responsible for disseminating lies against the Islamic State. Everyone agrees that the ground situation in Gaza is wholly fabricated, yet we are quick to believe this same source when it comments on the Islamic State? Why trust the same source on one issue and not the other? We need to have an open mind and realize that there are 2 sides to every story, while also remembering that there is a vested interest in demonizing the Islamic State.
Claim: Islamic State kills civilians?
The Islamic State media outlet does not hide its propaganda on who they kill. They widely propagate their execution with high quality glossy videos and keep noted documents of it. The internet is full of IS execution videos, particularly of which areas they took over, who they have captured, and who they are executing. Even Western intelligence and experts admit to this.
So why is it that NONE of their civilian executions are caught on tape? If they are not afraid to hide who they are killing, where is the evidence? It’s quite simple, the ‘civilians’ they are killing are actually the soldiers and agents of their enemies. The IS has a policy of executing their POW. They make this well-known. While some of the other factions fighting against the Assad regime in Syria may be more lenient towards their captors, Islamic State does not have any such policy. Their reasons for being so adamant is due to the atrocities they have experienced for decades under the hegemony of the United States and the Assad regime. The Islamic State is simply applying the Islamic ruling to those who have committed heinous crimes against an innocent population. Why is it that their justice is constantly under a microscope? We are quick to judge while having no evidence.
Take for example a famous video which was broadcasted on all major media outlets to show the ‘brutality’ of Islamic State’s policy on civilians. It is purported to show that IS were killing Shia civilians on highway drive by shooting. (Source: Al Furqan Media – Clanging of the Swords) If one were to watch the whole documentary of the Islamic State which the clip was taken from, they would know that those who were being targeted were Iraqi Gov’t members who took part in oppressing the Sunnis of Iraq. They were selective targets from a list the IS had obtained. The people targeted were known criminals of the Iraqi government.
Then there is another clip (Source: Al Furqan Media- Cutting Assads Supply Line) which shows a transport truck being pulled over on a highway by the Islamic State. The Allawite men are being questioned. Some of the questions are of religious nature. Then they are shown being executed. Once again, if one watched the whole documentary, they would have seen what the members of the Islamic State found out from the documents obtained of the truck drivers. They were on route to transporting military gear for Assads army. Does this make them khawarij? If they applied their state law to these people whom they charged with a crime, why don’t they have a right to administer justice on their terms, especially if they’re applying the Shar’ee rules?
If the Muslims are sincere and neutral minded from the media propaganda, and would like to find out for themselves the truth, then we suggest to them a watching a small clip from the documentary on Youtube called “The Light Revelations Part 23”. In that clip it clarifies:
1. Is it the policy of Islamic State to kill Muslims and innocent civilians?
2. Do mistakes of mujahideen bar them from being Muslims who deserve baraa’ and being distanced from by favoring the murtadeen and kaafireen?
3. Does the fitnah between two Muslim groups make one khawarij?
4. Was the fight between Ali r.a. and Muawiyah r.a. a fight between a Muslim and a khawariji?
5. Does Islamic State kill who they do not agree with?
6. Did Islamic State order circumcision upon all women of Mosul in Iraq?
7. Did Islamic State order the beheading of children?
8. Does Islamic State commit “Genocide” “Massacre” of Christians?
9. Does Islamic State force non-Muslims to “Convert” or “Die”?
10. Does Islamic State order the rape and murder of Yazidis?
11. Debunking the claim that Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a Mossad Agent.
The grave consequence of accusing Muslims of being an agent of the kuffar is basically making takfir on them. We Muslims should be extra cautious when accusing others of being agents or traitors.
Does the Islamic State have a Right to Exist?
For more than 60 years, the pirate state of Israel has existed as a Jewish-Zionist entity. They are a self-described “Jewish-Democratic” state. The mantra of every pro-Israeli is that they have a right to exist, despite their half-century’s worth of murder. Their atrocities in Gaza are well-documented. If it’s alright for a Jewish State to exist, why is it wrong for an Islamic State to exist? Why is there a double-standard?
Within hours of the declaration of the Khilafah, every coconut scholar had something to say about them. What is the Islamic evidence from these so-called scholars on their ruling for the Islamic State? For 60 years, they didn’t have the courage to say one word about Gaza, or Afghanistan, or Iraq. They were perfectly content with their jar of honey and their packet of condoms whilst living so comfortably in their ivy towers in the West. While the Muslims around the world are being skinned alive, they said nothing. When the Khilafah is declared, suddenly they peek out of their palaces to wave their fingers in condemnation.
The fact is that there is widespread tolerance for everything. Except Islam. As Muslims, why are we opposed to something which is legislated by Allah SWT? Think deeply on this, brothers and sisters, as this is a matter too important to ignore. Please seek the truth through evidence in all matters.
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- NOTE: Scholars of ahl us-Sunnah make takfir on the Shia scholarship and authority but do not make general takfir on the average Shia masses.