Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fitnah

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful New letter by Tarek: "Fitnah" It's my eighth autu... thumbnail 1 summary



In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
New letter by Tarek: "Fitnah"
It's my eighth autumn looking at the Sun through a cage.
Though I'm looking directly at it, the fact that the part of the planet on which I'm standing is tilted away from the Sun at this time of year means that its light strikes it at a less direct angle, leaving its energy less concentrated, which is the reason we're feeling the biting cold here. We adapt to this cold, but we can't adjust the Earth's tilt or orbit to prevent it. It's a law of this particular time Allah has laid down that we can't change. Allah said: "I am time. I alternate its night & day, and if I want, I could withhold them both."
Nor can we change the laws of time as it nears its end.
We can't change the fact that, as the Prophet (sall Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "time will become compressed." Explaining this, an-Nawawi wrote that "time being compressed is the disappearance of barakah from it. For example, an entire day will contain the barakah of just a single hour." Ibn Abi Jamrah wrote that "this has been the case for some time now. Those with religious knowledge, as well as the clever ones with worldly knowledge, know this very well. They find themselves unable to accomplish the same tasks they were able to before. They complain of this, and can't explain it." Ibn Hajar wrote that "we see the days go by much faster than they did before... In truth, this is describing the removal of barakah from everything, even time. This is from the signs of the Hour..."
Nor can we change the fact that as time nears its end, barakah is removed from people. 'Abdullah bin al-Mubarak once wrote the following lines of poetry:
Gone are the men whose actions are worth emulating * The men who oppose every evil,

And I'm left behind with people deluded about each other * Such that one corrupt man emulates another...
Before him, Abu ad-Darda' said that "people used to be leaves without thorns. But now, they're thorns without leaves."
And before all of them, the Prophet said that "the righteous people will die, one after the other, until only useless people will remain."
Centuries later, Ibn Kathir wrote that when the Crusaders advanced on al-Quds, the Khalifah pushed the scholars to mobilize the local governors to resist them. Instead, Muslims fled en masse from Sham to Iraq. One of the few scholars who pleaded with them to fight was Ibn 'Aqil, who summarized the attitude of the masses by writing that "one of the strangest things I've observed in people is how they grieve over deteriorating homes, dying relatives, and declining income by blaming the times they live in & the people living in them, and complaining of how miserable life is. All the while, they see the attempts to destroy Islam, the decay of religion, the disappearance of the Sunnah, the appearance of bid'ah, indulgence in sin, and time wasted in useless & harmful matters - yet I don't see any of them grieving over his religion or weeping with sadness over the wasted years of his life. The only reason I see for this is that they don't care about their religion, and are in awe of the dunya. This is exactly the opposite of how the righteous Salaf were..."
So these people had it backwards, failing to understand that the most valuable thing you possess is Iman. To lose it is worse than to lose your life, as Allah said that {"fitnah is worse than killing..."} (2:191) ash-Shawkani explained this to mean that "being afflicted with any type of fitnah affecting the Din - no matter what form it takes - is worse than being killed."
This fitnah is often subtle, and may even come from those who are sympathetic. For example, Muslims are today one of many communities expecting to suffer under Trump's rule. This means that we find ourselves being lumped together with homosexuals, transgenders, and so on. Because the Islamic position on homosexuality is offensive to many in the world who are sympathetic to us, some American Muslims adapted to this awkward situation by softening their stance on it. By doing so, they fell into a fitnah worse than the one they thought they were repelling. Jamal Zarabozo made the point in his book 'Purification of the Soul' that "the Muslim must realize that his very goal, purpose, and way in life is fundamentally different from everyone else in the world today. For example, today, in particular, those who have previous scriptures are, for the most part, secularized in their thinking, especially about social and political issues. The Muslim's life, on the other hand, is supposed to be based completely on the guidance that has come from Allah. No human opinion or view can ever take the place of what Allah or His Messenger have stated."
He continued, writing that "in reality, non-Muslims are either of bad intentions or they are ignorant of the final revelation that has come from Allah via the Prophet Muhammad. Therefore, when it comes to spiritual knowledge, worship, and belief in God, ethics and morals, they have virtually nothing - if anything at all - to offer the Muslim. Indeed, they can only harm the Muslim. Since most non-Muslims do not understand Islam at all - and perhaps view it within the light of their own faiths that have been modernized - even those who seem sympathetic to Muslims want something from Muslims that is no more than an abandonment of Islam."
Finally, he wrote that "Allah will judge such people who think themselves sincere and just. However, that does not change what the Muslim's attitude must be today: he must stick to his religion no matter how much these people strive, no matter how good their intentions are made to look, and no matter how many wonderful sounding slogans they give. In other words, in what they see as the best approach for Muslims, they want to see Islam changed. This is in reality nothing more than them taking the Muslim away from the path of purification. Even if one claims that their intentions are good but they are simply ignorant, the end result is the same for the Muslim: they are working to distort the path of purification. The result is clearly one: the Muslim must remain on the straight path and ignore any suggestions to do otherwise."
Nor can we change the fact that as time nears its end, doing this will get so tough that, as the Prophet said, "a time will come in which my ummah will wish for the Dajjal to appear." When asked why, he took hold of his ears, shook them, and then said: "Because of the fitan they'll be facing." These fitan are harsh in nature, as Lane's 'Lexicon' defines fitnah as "a burning with fire," and as "the melting of gold and of silver in order to separate or distinguish the bad from the good," and as "an affliction whereby one is tried, proved, or tested," and as "temptation," and even as "madness, insanity, or diabolical possession."
Nor can we change the fact that as time nears its end, barakah is removed from places around the world to make way for this madness. Referring to these fitan, Ibn Hajar wrote that "these began to appear in the era of the Sahabah, then increased in some places in exclusion to others. It's when these aspects become dominant that the Hour will then occur... These aspects are now on the rise everywhere, although more so in some places than others. Whenever one generation passes, a lot of deficiency appears in the one following it."
The door to the Khilafah has been re-opened, but this general decline will continue everywhere else until, as the Prophet said, "the world will be filled with injustice & tyranny" by the time the Mahdi appears to reverse it all. Even as he was swallowing large swaths of Persian & Roman territory into the Khilafah, Khalid bin al-Walid understood that there would be believers living in the future feeling that there's nowhere to go. So when asked about the fitan, he replied that "a man will look around and ask himself if there's a place where he hasn't been stricken with the same fitnah & evil he's been stricken with where he's standing, but he won't be able to find such a place."
Regardless of where you live, what you've seen around the world lately confirms that the Prophet was saying what could only have come to him through revelation when he said that "no time will come except that the one after it is worse." This law was laid down for a reason. We can't change it, but we can adapt to it the way the Sahabah did when they saw his promise manifest before their eyes, as the Dawlah of Madinah was under attack by the largest coalition it had seen by that point:
{"And when the believers saw the coalition, they said: "This is what Allah & His Messenger promised us, and they spoke the truth," and it increased them only in Iman & submission."} (33:22)
Explaining the promise referred to in this ayah, al-Mawdudi wrote that "when they saw the storms of danger gathering, they remembered Allah's promise. 
But this promise wasn't that once they believed, they'd instantly take over the whole world without any effort and the Angels would come down to place crowns on their heads. Rather, the promise was that they'd pass through severe trials, endure extreme hardship & fitnah, and sacrifice a lot, after which Allah would bless them with His grace and give them that promised success in this world & the next."
He continued: "On seeing fitnah approaching, they didn't waver in their Iman. Rather, they only became stronger in it. Rather than giving up on obeying Allah, they were ready to surrender to Him whatever they had with complete conviction. Here, you must fully understand that Iman & reliance are qualities of the soul which are tested with every command & demand. At every step in life, you come across situations where Iman either enjoins something, forbids it, or requires you to sacrifice yourself, your money, your time, and your desires. At every such occasion, the faith & conviction of one who deviates from obedience will decline, while the faith & conviction of one who submits to the commands & demands will be strengthened & enhanced."
He finished: "Yes, you become a believer & a Muslim by uttering the Shahadatayn. But Iman doesn't remain static. It's open to both deterioration & development. Decline in sincerity & the spirit of obedience causes your Iman to deteriorate, such that constant regression will push you to the last limits of faith where the slightest move backwards will turn you from a believer into a munafiq. 
Conversely, the more sincere, obedient, and dedicated to Iman you are, the stronger you'll grow to the point that you can even attain the rank of a siddiq..."
So Iman enables you to adapt to any season, as the Prophet said that "the believer is like a flexible plant, which the wind pushes left & right - knocking it over, only to raise it up again - until it dries..."
And Iman transforms any situation into a good one, as he said that "I'm amazed at the situation of the believer. Indeed, every situation is good for him. He's thankful if he experiences something good, and that's good for him. And he's patient if he experiences something bad, and that's good for him. This doesn't happen for anyone but the believer."
And Iman can be fulfilled in any condition you find yourself, as he told the Ansar: "Give me bay'ah that you'll listen & obey whether you're energized or lazy, and that you'll spend your money for Allah's sake in good times & bad, and that you'll enjoin the good & forbid the evil, and that you'll speak the truth for Allah's sake without fearing anyone's condemnation... If you do this, Jannah is yours."
Written by: Tariq Mehanna
Thursday, the 24th of Safar 1438 (24th of November 2016)
Marion CMU

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The U.S. has dropped its largest bomb in Achin District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

By Kadir A. Mohmand on April 14, 2017 This war crime needs to be Independently Investigated and the Perpetrators Prosecuted. The United St... thumbnail 1 summary
By Kadir A. Mohmand on April 14, 2017

This war crime needs to be Independently Investigated and the Perpetrators Prosecuted.

The United States committed a war crime when on Thursday April 13, 2017 it dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon ever, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (“MOAB”), an indiscriminate killer, onto the Pashtun/Afghans of the Achin District of Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. Approximately 100,000 Pashtun/Afghan civilians live in that “so-called” remote District. Many villages such as the Village of Assad Kheilo and the Village of Mohmandzai were at or near thealleged ISIS/ mercenaries’ target.

With a surface blast radius of a couple of miles wide, the world cannot see the civilian carnage, the Pashtun/Afghan innocent civilians’ bodies or crying babies’ faces, who were vaporized or blown into miniscule pieces when they were unlawfully killed by this indiscriminate, monstrous bomb, ordered and unleashed by Trump and his military war mongers, who want to kill the Pashtun villagers, who are in the middle of this war between the CIA ISIS mercenaries to control the heroin trafficking in that region. Who will be the voice of these unknown Pashtun/Afghan civilians, who today had the “shit” blown out of them by Trump? Sadly, it will be hard to find any evidence or trace of their human bodies or existence as Trump made sure of that fact.




The United States’ use and testing of this massive ordnance air blast weapon (MOAB) on the Achin District violated and was contrary to the rules of international law which are applicable in armed conflicts. Even if an area contained military objectives, the 1977, Protocol 1 Amendment to the Geneva Conventions, prohibits an indiscriminate attack on civilians, which occurred Thursday on the people of the Achin District.



Article 50 of the Geneva Conventions provides in part that “the presence within the civilian population of individuals who do not come within the definition of civilians does not deprive the population of its civilian character.” Even though Trump and his war mongering generals allege that there were ISIS/mercenaries in alleged caves or tunnels in the Achin District, it does not deprive the population of approximately 100,000 in the Achin District of its civilian character. Article 51 of the Geneva Conventions prohibits indiscriminate attacks on civilian populations.



The United States’ dropping of this monstrous 21,000 pound bomb onto the Achin District was a prohibited indiscriminate attack or must be considered an indiscriminate attack. The United States employed a means and weapon of combat the effects of which could not be limited to any alleged military target, any alleged tunnel or cave.

This 21,000 pound MOAB weapon had a surface blast and not a penetrating effect. It had a blast radius of miles. If the alleged military target was tunnels or caves then why was a weapon with a carpet bombing, surface blast used instead of a penetrating, underground bunker buster bomb.

This MOAB, which caused a surface blast with more than a two mile radius, was not limited to any alleged military target it was an indiscriminate attack, which was intended to cause superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering by the Pashtun/Afghan civilians.

In addition, it must be consideredindiscriminate as it was an attack on the Achin District with a monstrous, never-before used, air blast bomb which may be expected to cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians, damage to civilian objects or a combination thereof, which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated.

Why did Trump and his war mongering generals drop this indiscriminate killer, the MOAB, onto the civilian populated Achin District Thursday, April 13, 2017? It is not a weapon the U.S. just produced this past week. It was developed a few years ago.Is it just a coincidence that last week a U.S. Green Beret was killed in that area and about a week later the U.S. drops this monstrous bomb onto that area?

Based on the timing and Trump’s bizarre, impulsive and retaliatory behavior, one would doubt it. The characterization of it as a reprisal appears highly likely to a reasonable person. The U.S., led by Trump and his war mongering generals at the helm, sought to punish the Pashtun/Afghans in the Achin District for the very recent killing of the U.S. Green Beret. Reprisal is a prohibited conduct under Article 51 of the Geneva Conventions. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it more than likely is a duck. If it looks like reprisal and sounds like reprisal, it more than likely is the prohibited, unlawful reprisal.

The Pashtun/Afghan civilians are human beings with human rights protected by international human right laws. The United States violated the human rights laws and did not treat the Pashtun/Afghans of the Achin District as “humans” when it dropped its indiscriminate killer, the MOAB, on that District.

It is shameful that the United States committed such a war crime. In the next few days the world will discover evidence that Pashtun/Afghan civilians were killed by this indiscriminate killer, the MOAB. Pashtun/Afghan lives matter. Every single life matters. A thorough independent investigation of this war crime must be conducted as soon as possible. Those responsible for the war crime must be prosecuted in lawful tribunals.

Afghans have suffered enough these past four decades. This bombing with this monstrous weapon is the last straw, which should wake up the Pashtun, the largest native tribe in the world, to seek justice through lawful actions in tribunals and through peaceful and lawful actions to end this occupation of and war by the United States in Afghanistan.

Pashtun/Afghan civilian victims of this unlawful, horrendous, barbaric bombing you are not forgotten and good humans with compassion and peace in their hearts will seek justice for you in lawful and peaceful means.

Kadir A. Mohmand

One Afghan American with One Pen to Condemn such War Crimes, Tears on his Face, and Peace in His Heart

Saturday, March 25, 2017

LONDON 322: SHADES OF GLADIO?

SHADES OF GLADIO? London Attacker ‘Known’ to MI5 – Police Terror Drill Days Before By Shawn Helton (21st Century Wire) March 24, 2017 ... thumbnail 1 summary
SHADES OF GLADIO? London Attacker ‘Known’ to MI5 – Police Terror Drill Days Before

By Shawn Helton (21st Century Wire)
March 24, 2017

In the days leading up to the London attacks, Met Police rehearsed a ‘terrifyingly realistic’ drill on the River Thames prior to yet another known wolf act of terror taking place.

‘GLADIO-322?’ – The London attacks occurred exactly a year after the Brussels airport bombings, conjuring the peculiar lore of Yale’s Skull & Bones numerology. Its also worth noting, the London attacks appear to have echoed elements of a 2016 Hollywood film called “London Has Fallen.”(Photo Illustration 21WIRE’s Shawn Helton)

Though many are still reeling in the wake of the tragic events in London – key questions have emerged following this latest terror attack in the UK.

During the course of this article, we’ll examine some of the available evidence of the events in London, as well as discuss the relevance of the ‘known wolf’ aspect of the case. In addition, we’ll consider the political context with which to view the attacks following an uptick of Western allied involvement in Syria.

Let’s review the London attacks below…

‘CHAIN OF EVENTS’ – Was this the work of one attacker? (Image Source: bbc)

The London Attacks

On March 22nd, 4 people were said to have been killed in apparent two-pronged attack that stretched from London’s Westminster Bridge to Parliament Square. All told, the crime scene reportedly left 40 people injured.

According to authorities, the London attacker now believed to be Khalid Masood, (aka Adrian Russell Ajao) drove into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge, then allegedly carried out a knife attack on an officer outside of Parliament Square – but is this the full story?

In less than 24 hours, London authorities revealed that the British-born Masood, was already well-known to MI5.

CBS news reported the following:

“Masood had an extensive criminal history stretching back 20 years — much of it petty offenses. He has been known by a number of aliases, including Khalid Choudri/Choudari.

His first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage, and his last was in December 2003 for possession of an illegal knife.

The London Metropolitan Police have said Masood had previous convictions for assaults, including causing gross bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.”

Even though Masood was on the intelligence/police radar, he was never convicted of any terror related offenses and was not currently the subject of any investigation just prior to the London attacks. However, Masood was previously investigated on suspicion of extremism in the past.
MI5 LINKED’ – Khalid Masood, the purported London attacker.  (Image Source: rt)

Interestingly, shortly after the attack, eye-witness accounts of multiple assailants was mentioned, something that directly contradicted the official story. In fact, in those reports it was suggested that at least two individuals participated in the attack. This aspect of the case has been mostly buried by major media outlets, something we’ve seen before in other high-profile cases involving ‘known wolf’ terrorists.

On March 22nd, Reuters stated at 17:30 GMT, “…police are currently looking for a second suspect in the Houses of Parliament. A BBC reporter says a witness described two assailants as being a “bald white man” and a “black man with goatee beard.” 

When we scratch away the mainstream veneer of any story, what we often discover underneath is a web of clandestine deception and media manipulation.

In recent years, there’s been a pattern of multiple suspects often witnessed or said to be involved in other terror-related events. This proved to be the case in the aftermath of the Nice, France truck attack (a nearly identical attack method to Berlin), as well as the Brussels airport bombing in 2016.

Zero Hedge reported on the confusion over the official identity of the attacker. Early reports had first named a known hate preacher as the person responsible for the London attacks – but it turned out he’s still serving time in prison:

“Press reports are circulating that the terrorist responsible for the attack on Westminster Bridge in London, has been named as Abu Izzadeen, born Trevor Brooks from Clapton in Hackney, an infamous UK-born hate-preacher and Islamic extremist who had been convicted for raising funds for terrorism.”

QUESTION: Was this really just a case of mistaken identity, like both the New Year’s Eve Turkish nightclub attack and the Brussels bombings of 2016 – or was there something else at play?

Security & Police Terror Drills

On March 6th, Mark Rowley of the Met Police disclosed that 13 Paris-style terror plots have been supposedly foiled over the past 4 years, which have relied largely on public observation and reports of suspicious activity.

QUESTION: Why in the era of mass data collection, GPS tracking and surveillance of personal devices, is British counter-intelligence relying on the public so heavily to help solve terror cases?

Here’s a passage from Evening Standard on the matter:

“Assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, of the Met Police, also revealed that during that period there were more than 500 live counter-terror investigations at any time.

He disclosed the figures as he launched an appeal – Action Counters Terrorism – for the public to report any suspicions and act on their instincts, saying their help is critical to foiling atrocities.

He said that since the murder of Lee Rigby in May 2013, police and intelligence agencies have disrupted 13 terrorist attack plots – one higher than the last update in October.”

On March 19th, the UK’s Telegraph published a report detailing an anti-terror drill conducted by Met Police just days before the London attacks:

“Armed police have played out the chaos of a “pleasure boat” terrorist attack on the Thames in a unique marine-based exercise to test the emergency response to gunmen.

A sightseeing vessel became the scene of a fierce mock-gun battle between armed officers and police volunteers posing as terrorists shortly after 11am on Sunday, close to the London Docklands area.

The exercise marks the first time the Metropolitan Police have enacted a live-action, water-borne exercise of its kind, with over 200 officers involved.”

There has been an uncanny number of attacks preceded by anti-terror multi-agency drills that theatrically act out violence to prepare to engage with violence, this also happened prior to the Brussels attacks of 2016.

This was also the case with London’s 7/7 bombing – watch this ITV interview with Peter Power…

Incredibly, Power predicted the 7/7 attacks a year earlier on BBC Panorama on May 16th 2004…

The Daily Mail reported the Parliament Square crime scene also revealed that the gates were left wide open with no one guarding it:

“A knife-wielding terrorist only managed to get on to the parliamentary estate because the gates were open for ministers to vote – and the Commons authorities knew it was a security weak spot.”

Continuing, the article revealed that the policeman killed during the London attacks was ‘unarmed’ at the time he was stabbed by the alleged perpetrator:

“Concerns have been raised about how the extremist managed to get into the grounds of one of Britain’s most important buildings and why the policeman killed was unarmed.

No armed police are thought to have been on duty at the gates, which open on to Parliament Square.”

The article also stated that the entrance was “…blockaded with metal barriers, [and] is often left open during votes so ministers can drive in and out quickly. Once the division bell goes they only have eight minutes until the vote ends.”

QUESTION: How did the alleged attacker Masood, know exactly when the gates might be open or closed during the voting session?

‘PARLIAMENT SQUARE’ – The emergency response teams and police were seen walking all over the crime scene in London’s Parliament Square. (Image Source: 98FM)

Police Commissioner Eyewitness?

Rather incredibly, London’s Acting Police Commissioner Craig Mackey, just so happened to be a witness to the Parliament Square attack on Pc Keith Palmer. Here’s the stunning admission logged by the Daily Mail:

‘I personally was a witness to part of yesterday’s events, including part of the tragic attack on Pc Palmer,’ Mr Mackey said.

‘As with all police officers, I therefore had a duty to secure my evidence and produce statements yesterday evening, which I did before resuming my role leading our response to this incident.’

The recent London attacks are a familiar theme: Berlin’s Christmas Market Attack perpetrator Anis Amri, was watched by authorities for months in the lead up to staging a truck attack. Additionally, the recent events in London also recalled the Nice, France attack, with Mohamed Lahouij Bouhlel, a 31 year-old French man of Tunisian descent said to have carried out a similar vehicular assault. Both highly dramatized “ISIS-inspired” attacks produced a string of  ‘known wolves‘ that once again revealed evidence inextricably tying terror to security services.

QUESTION: Will this attack and others like it in the future, refuel the US-UK ‘willing coalition’ war rhetoric concerning military and proxy occupation in Syria?

The latest symbolically charged ‘ISIS-approved’ attack this Spring, appears to be an effort to polarize the perception of Western viewers with yet another round of wartime propaganda, while also providing a media smoke screen over recent US military action in Syria. In fact, a Reuters report practically confirms this:

“The perpetrator of the attacks yesterday in front of the British parliament in London is an Islamic State soldier and he carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of the coalition.”

RT reports there have been dozens of anti-terror raids over the past 24-48 hours following the London attacks, along with other significant arrests. Here’s a passage from RT:

“A 39-year-old woman was arrested at an address in east London.

Overnight in Birmingham, a total of six people between the ages of 21 and 28 were arrested at two separate locations while a 58-year-old man was also arrested at a separate address in the city this morning.

All suspects were arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

The Met added that the investigation into the terrorist attack “continues to develop at a fast pace and involves hundreds of detectives.”

Informants & Patsies

QUESTION: Why was Masood never convicted of violent extremism by authorities?

As 21 WIRE has documented over the years, many so-called shooting/terror/attacks involve individuals being monitored by security services prior to an alleged act taking place. A place where a ‘lone wolf’ graduates into the ranks of a known wolf. In fact, very often those being watched by authorities exhibit all the tell-tale signs of a patsy or an informant, working either for a law enforcement or intelligence agency to potentially avoid jail time for previous criminal activity. Historically, government operators have often made use of low-life criminals, and mentally disturbed individuals to fulfill various role in entrapment stings or sometimes as bonafide actors in an actual attacks.

In any case, alleged attackers and security agencies have a dicey relationship, making any link between them highly suspect in nature.

In January of 2015, a strategic security service think-tank known as The Soufan Group, reported that a larger national security threat resides with radicals who’ve had a lengthy criminal background with known ties to security agencies:

“The Soufan Group, a New York think tank, said a better term for “lone wolves” would be “known wolves“, given how many are already known to Western intelligence agencies before they strike.

“These individuals, acting alone or in small groups … have been on the radar of various agencies and organisations, highlighting the difficulty of effectively monitoring and managing people at the nexus of criminality and terrorism,” it said in a report this week…”

Other terror stooges and suspicious intelligence ‘informant’ cases include the following:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (see his story here) 
Buford Rogers (see his story here)
Jerad Miller (see his story here)
Naji Mansour (see his story here)
Quazi Mohammad Nafis (see his story here) 
Mohamed Osman Mohamud (see his story here) 
Timothy McVeigh (see his story here) 
Salim Benghalem (see his story here) 
Michael Adebolajo (see his story here)
Daba Deng (see his story here) 
Elton Simpson (see his story here) 
Man Haron Monis (see his story here)
Abu Hamza (see his story here)
Haroon Rashid Aswat (see his story here) 
Glen Rodgers (see his story here) 
Omar Mateen (see his story here)
Tashfeen Malik (see her story here)
Djamel Beghal  (see his story here)
Anjem Choudary (see his story here)
Cherif Kouachi (see his story here) 
Said Kouachi (see his story here)
Amedy Coulibaly (see his story here)
Hayat Boumeddiene (see her story here)
Salah Abdeslam (see his story here) 
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (see his story here)
Nidal Malik Hassan (see his story here)
Abdelhakim Dekhar  (see his story here)
Abdelhamid Abaaoud (see his story here)
Samy Amimour (see his story here)
Ismaël Omar Mostefaï (see his story here) 
Mohamed Lahouij Bouhlel (see his story here)
Anis Amri (see his story here)

As we’ve mentioned at 21WIRE numerous times in recent years, many political leaders and media operatives bang the drums of security over so-called terror ‘sleeper cells’ (see the the London Boys sleeper cell) hiding in a nation near you – none of them acknowledge the historical fact that they themselves have also helped to harbor, grow, foment and radicalize individuals through counter-terrorism operations for decades.

All too often we’ve seen the ‘stage persona’ of any alleged attacker or killer being touted as hard evidence, despite the fact that even strong circumstantial evidence of any apparent crime would likely result in many hours of analysis and debate, potentially without a definitive conclusion, even if the evidence reaches a court room.

For the average person, it’s hard to differentiate from a drill or a real event, causing one to scrutinize the legitimacy of such an operation.
‘MI5’s INSIDE MAN’ – Anjem Choudary has been linked to many high-profile terror events, as well as the terror mascot/avatar for ISIS, Jihadi John. (Image Source: twitter)

The Terror Factory

In August of 2016, a hyper-propagandized war image of Omar Daqneesh went viral in the West, while the well-known radical preacher Anjem Choudary was ‘protected’ by MI5, despite being linked to major terror plots over the past decade. All in all, they were two narratives that reflected the ‘humanitarian’ and ‘radicalization’ guises of NATO’s international security syndicate that has masked the reality of the War On Terror era.

Here’s a portion of a 21WIRE article I wrote in August of 2016 entitled “COINTEL CHAOS: The MI5’s ‘Known Wolf’ Preacher, Aleppo Agitprop & NATO’s Mask.” 

The dense report further outlined the historical lens with which to view links between terror operators and counter-terror operations and how both have played a dramatic role in many major acts of terror over the past 16 years:

“It’s worth noting that the contemptible cleric Choudary, now facing jail time for supporting ISIS, crossed paths with Abu Hamza, another radical preacher who subsequently ran the Finsbury Park mosque in North London – a known limited hangout for spooks, criminals and other informants.

In 2015, 21WIRE discussed the dubious role of Hamza at Finsbury Park, as well as his long time connection to MI5, while under the gaze of MI6:

“Hamza’s role as a state instigator and secret custodian of the Finsbury Park’s radical ‘honey pot’, now appears obvious. In a typical honey pot operation, security chiefs will place an outrageously radical character into position in order to attract “the worst of the worst” and then inform on them to authorities. For years Hamza openly preached his overtly radical, over-the-top sermons at Finsbury Park, often praising Osama Bin Laden and glorifying the attacks of 9/11, all the while mocking the police.” 

Continuing, the Special Report examined Abu Hamza (photo, left) and his meetings with British security services since the 1990’s:

“…the Daily Telegraph disclosed how Abu Hamza had at least 12 secret meetings with MI5 and police special branch over a six year period, starting in the late 1990’s. Other testimonies also exist that show both Abu Hamza and Abu Qatada – Britain’s two most celebrated radical Islamists, were both informants.”

In May of 2015, the UK’s Independent discussed the almost two dozen terror attacks linked to the group known as “Al-Muhajiroun,” a banned terror-linked organization with ties to British intelligence, specifically MI5. In the passage below, many of the international attacks connected to Al-Muhajiroun had been ‘foiled’ by police prior to happening:

“The 7/7 attacks, the murder of fusilier Lee Rigby, the plot to blow up planes with liquid bombs and the plot to blow up the Ministry of Sound nightclub are among the 23 planned terrorist attacks that have been linked to one single radical group operating in the UK over the past two decades: al Muhajiroun.

According to a new book by terrorism expert Raffaello Pantucci, al Muhajiroun, a banned network in the UK, has been linked to a number of plots and attacks carried out both in Britain and abroad since 2000.

The book, entitled We love death as you love life – which Pantucci said is a “catchphrase” used by many of the attackers in their propaganda – claims that 23 out of 51 of these terror plots either carried out or foiled by police in the UK and abroad have been linked to al-Muhajiroun.”

Shortly before London’s 7/7 bombings in 2005,  Al-Muhajiroun’s Omar Bakri Mohammed (Anjem Choudary’s co-founder) was outed as an informant for MI5 after the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Ron Suskind spoke to a senior MI5 official.

Bakri later ‘conceded’ the connection during an interview in Beirut, which was featured in Suskind’s controversial book, The Way of the World.

In an article written by Nafeez Ahmed entitled,“The circus: How British intelligence primed both sides of the ‘terror war’,” the larger role of Bakri and Choudary is revealed:

“Bakri was regularly in touch with his deputy, Anjem Choudary, over the internet and even delivered online speeches to his followers in Britain instructing them to join IS and murder civilians. He has now been detained and charged by Lebanese authorities for establishing terror cells in the country.

Bakri was also deeply involved “with training the mujahideen [fighters] in camps on the Syrian borders and also on the Palestine side.” The trainees included four British Islamists “with professional backgrounds” who would go on to join the war in Syria. Bakri also claimed to have trained “many fighters,” including people from Germany and France, since arriving in Lebanon. Was Mohammed Emwazi among them? Last year, Bakri disciple Mizanur Rahman confirmedthat at least five European Muslims who had died fighting under IS in Syria had been Bakri acolytes.”

Interestingly, a UK think-tank called the Quilliam Foundation, that focuses on counter-extremism, has functioned alongside the MI5’s counter insurgent programs. Many critics of  Quilliam have suggested the foundation has some controversial bedfellows, in addition to their close affiliation with the Council on Foreign Relations and their connection to the Henry Jackson Society which has been associated with other neoconservative think-tanks.

In the US, many neoconservative republicans have been in favor of escalating the conflict in Syria and Quilliam’s involvement could be seen as another group behind the scenes designing a particular outcome for Western interests.”

QUESTION: Is it possible that Masood was working in a similar manner with MI5?

COERCED OPERATIVE? – Was Mohammad Emwazi forced to participate, and ‘play a role’ in the fraudulent ISIS terror videos? (Photo link 24matins.fr)

Adding to the information above, the man purported to be the infamous ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ was a former computer programmer, 27-year-old Mohammad Emwazi. According to reports, Emwazi was believed to have left the UK to join ISIS militants in Syria sometime in 2013.

In fact, British security services, along with the FBI, revealed that they had ‘unmasked’ the ISIS terror video persona known, and had even known his identity for at least 6 months. While this news stunned the international community – it was quickly revealed that the man suspected of being the ISIS front-man was known by MI5 for the past 6 years.

‘LONDON ATTACKER’ – Khalid Masood seen more recently on the left and while attending Tunbridge Wells on the right. (Image Source: bbc)

Contradictory Profile of a Killer

In the aftermath of many high-profile terror events we here reports of those who knew the alleged perpetrator and very often these people find it hard to believe that the person they had come to know could carry out such a heinous act, even though he had a lengthy criminal history. The BBC reported the following:

“Stuart Knight, a classmate of Masood’s at Huntleys Secondary School for Boys in Tunbridge Wells, said he was a “nice lad” who was a “fun guy, always laughing, always joking”.

Mr Knight added that Masood “worked reasonably hard, [was] good at sport, played rugby very well. Just an unassuming guy. Nothing extraordinary about him at all”.

He also said he was shocked to learn of his former classmate’s actions. “I wouldn’t have thought it of him. It was so out of character for the guy I knew nearly 40 years ago.”

CBS news added:

“The manager of a hotel where Masood stayed the night before he plowed his 4×4 into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer at Parliament said Friday that he seemed unusually outgoing and mentioned details about his family, including having a sick father.

“He was normal, in fact friendly, because we spent possibly five or 10 minutes talking to him about his background and where he came from,” Sabeur Toumi told CBS partner network Sky News on Friday.”

QUESTION: Is it possible that Masood was financially enticed for his role in the event?

Look for the Met to build up a darker back story to further gain public acceptance of the official narrative of the London attacks as it relates to Masood. As Masood’s violent criminal past will be used as the pretext for his apparent involvement in the London attacks. Already authorities have searched a Carmarthenshire home belonging to his mother, echoing some of the investigative tactics seen after the terror events witnessed in San Bernardino and Orlando over the past two years.

The Met’s Mark Rowley discussed the extent of the search for information thus far. Here’s a quote published by CBS news:

“We’ve seized 2,700 items from these searches, including massive amounts of computer data for us to work through,” Rowley said, adding that contact had been made with 3,500 witnesses.

Below is another look at the type of formulaic scripting often involved in these kinds of events. Scripted elements that are grafted onto each future terror-related incident:

– Suspect or suspects have alleged connections to terror or terror networks.

– Suspect or multiple suspects reportedly have ‘radicalized’ views on religion, feeding a prepackaged media narrative.

– Sensational media projections bring in additional story lines for dramatic effect.

– There is an unknown motive for the crime committed – followed quickly by a ‘presumed’ terror motive with vague evidence provided.

– Politicians, law enforcement and media call the incident a ‘terror attack’ before all evidence has been reviewed.

– A ‘claim of responsibility’ manifesto, text or social media post is conjured within 48 hours or less after an attack.

Time and time again, we’ve seen this same choreographed narrative pushed by mass media and authorities – only to be exposed at a later date.

It is also widely known that the FBI created the counter-intelligence program (COINTELPRO) to influence and disrupt political factions from the inside out.

Between 1956 and 1971 (including the Socialist Workers party in 1973), the FBI’s controversial program infiltrated and radicalized hundreds of left-wing and right-wing groups to control and neutralize political dissidents across America.

Similarly, on a global scale, NATO’s paramilitary-style stay-behind-armies (under the moniker Operation Gladio) have been implicated in a number of terror attacks across Europe for several decades.

Allied nations regularly bring up the fact that Western intelligence uses double agents and informants under the banner of security to obfuscate the deceitful reality of such programs.

Was the London attacker also involved in a covert scenario like this?

Here’s another look at a compelling documentary discussing the details of NATO’s secret army used to redirect political interests…


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Author Shawn Helton is Associate Editor of 21st Century Wire, as well as an independent media forensic analyst specializing in criminal investigations and media coverage from war theaters.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MAHATHIR GUNA DUIT FOREX - BNM YANG DISONGLAP UNTUK BIAYA PH

Mahathir telah bersetuju untuk membiayai Pakatan Harapan sebanyak RM3 bilion untuk pilihan raya umum akan datang bagi mendapatkan persetu... thumbnail 1 summary
Mahathir telah bersetuju untuk membiayai Pakatan Harapan sebanyak RM3 bilion untuk pilihan raya umum akan datang bagi mendapatkan persetujuan mendaftar gabungan itu dan logo bersama serta manifesto bersama pilihan raya. Tetapi ada satu lagi sebab untuk RM3 bilion tersebut. RM3 bilion itu adalah sebahagian daripada wang Forex yang dicuri dan Mahathir mahu menutup mulut Kit Siang agar beliau berdiam diri.

Siri kursus matapelajaran "REALPOLITIK KIRI KANAN MALAYSIA 101" diteruskan khusus bagi gerombolan kambing-kambing reaksioneri yang begitu berminat dan gelojoh dalam melibatkan diri dengan perebutan kuasa negara tetapi terlalu naif dan bingai untuk memahami realiti penyangak-penyangak dalam negara yang sebenar.

Apakah artikel oleh RPK ini menjadikan kami pentaksub kerajaan PM Najib Tun Razak? Tidak. Semasa Dr Madey memerintah dengan kuku besi pun kita tidak menentang kerajaan Dr M, maka tiada sebab untuk kita mengganggu urusan kerajaan yang sedia ada.


Sedangkan mereka (kerajaan sekarang) jauh lebih terbuka kepada suara2 penentangan berbanding dengan Dr M dahulu. Kerajaan yang berkuasa boleh dinasihati dengan baik melalui saluran-saluran yang tepat. Kerja kita bukanlah untuk menghuru harakan keadaan dengan menumbangkan kerajaan. - "Editor in Chief" MK ( https://www.facebook.com/Melayukita )

MAHATHIR GUNA DUIT FOREX - BNM YANG DISONGLAP UNTUK BIAYA PAKATAN HARAPAN
Oleh: Raja Petra Kamarudin

Selama beberapa bulan sejak PPBM yang turut dikenali sebagai Pribumi dilancarkan pakatan pembangkang telah disebut sebagai Pribumi-Pakatan Harapan. Kini, akhirnya, Pakatan Harapan telah bersetuju untuk menerima Pribumi ke dalam pakatan pembangkang. Jadi sekarang ia tidak lagi Pribumi-Pakatan Harapan tetapi gabungan Pakatan Harapan daripada empat parti: DAP, PKR, Pribumi dan PAN.

Walau bagaimanapun, Mahathir tidak mahu Pribumi menjadi anggota rasmi Pakatan Harapan melainkan jika gabungan itu didaftarkan secara sah, dengan beliau sebagai Pengerusi, dan melainkan jika semua pihak ahli bertanding dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang di bawah satu nama dengan satu bendera dan satu logo. Mahathir mahu Pakatan Harapan menjadi seperti Barisan Nasional di mana semua pihak gabungan itu bertanding dalam pilihan raya di bawah Barisan Nasional dan bukan di bawah parti masing-masing. Mahathir merasakan ini adalah satu-satunya cara pakatan pembangkang boleh menang lebih daripada 70 kerusi parlimen.

Pakatan Harapan telah bersetuju untuk mendaftarkan secara sah gabungan itu dan terbit logo sama dan manifesto pilihan raya bersama seperti yang Mahathir mahu.

Pada 20 Mac 2017, Pakatan Harapan mengumumkan bahawa mereka telah bersetuju untuk mendaftarkan secara sah gabungan itu dan terbit logo bersama dan manifesto bersama pilihan raya, seperti apa yang Mahathir mahu. Mahathir, seterusnya, bersetuju untuk membiayai pembangkang sebanyak RM3 bilion pada pilihan raya umum akan datang.

Apabila isu derma RM2.6 bilion yang Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak terima daripada sumber Arab mula timbul, Dr Mahathir berkata RM2.6 bilion adalah terlalu banyak. Mahathir mendedahkan bahawa ketika beliau menjadi Perdana Menteri, dia hanya memerlukan RM1.5 bilion untuk membiayai pilihan raya (yang semua orang sudah tahu lama dahulu). Ini bermakna lebih daripada RM1 bilion telah dirampas dan Mahathir mahu tahu apa yang berlaku kepada wang itu.

Sekarang Mahathir perlu jilat ludahnya semula. RM1.5 bilion tidak mencukupi dan dia benar-benar perlu menyediakan RM3 bilion untuk membiayai Pakatan Harapan. Pendek kata, Mahathir mengesahkan bahawa RM2.6 bilion tidak terlalu banyak dan merupakan angka yang betul untuk membiayai pilihan raya umum memandangkan dia juga telah menyediakan RM3 bilion untuk membiayai Pakatan Harapan.

Mahathir perlu menutup mulut Kit Siang dengan wang

Tetapi Mahathir mempunyai lebih daripada satu sebab untuk bersetuju membiayai Pakatan Harapan sebanyak RM3 bilion. Pertama, sudah tentu, adalah untuk mendapatkan Pakatan Harapan bersetuju bagi mendaftar secara sah pakatan pembangkang dan menerbitkan logo bersama dan manifesto bersama pilihan raya bersama. Yang kedua adalah untuk memastikan bahawa Kit Siang tidak bekerjasama dengan atau memberi keterangan di hadapan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) yang akan ditubuhkan untuk menyiasat AS $ 10 bilion Forex kerugian 1988-1994.

Kit Siang mempunyai semua bukti berkaitan dengan skandal ini, dan jika dia memberikan keterangan di hadapan RCI dan membentangkan bukti, habislah Mahathir. Kit Siang telah mendedahkan pada masa lalu bahawa dia mempunyai semua bukti dan jika pembangkang berkuasa, dia akan memastikan bahawa Mahathir ditangkap dan dihantar ke penjara selama-lamanya.

Dan ini adalah ketakutan paling besar Mahathir. Dia perlu menutup mulut Kit Siang dengan wang. Mahathir akan menggunakan sebahagian daripada wang yang diambilnya dari Bank Negara yang berselindung disebalik ‘kerugian Forex’ ke mulut Kit Siang. Apabila mulut Kit Siang disumbat dengan wang yang dicuri beliau akan menjadi orang yang terakhir di muka bumi ini untuk menuduh Mahathir mencuri berbilion-bilion daripada Bank Negara melalui urusan Forex 1988-1994.

DAP berpura-pura perlu mengumpul dana untuk membiayai pilihan raya umum akan datang sedangkan mereka sudah mempunyai RM3 bilion daripada Mahathir, apatah lagi RM1.5 bilion daripada Israel yang mereka terima sebelum ini.

Pendek kata, Mahathir membayar Kit Siang agar berdiam diri. Sebagai bonus, Mahathir menjadi Pengerusi gabungan berdaftar secara sah. Imej Pakatan Harapan ketika itu akan berubah dari pakatan diketuai DAP kepada diketuai Pribumi dan ia boleh menutup identiti Ali Baba. Mahathir berharap ini berupaya memenangi hati lebih ramai orang Melayu. Dan ini sesuai untuk Kit Siang juga kerana DAP tidak perlu membawa keluar RM1.5 bilion yang diterima daripada Israel dan risiko membuktikan dakwaan dari mana sumber pembiayaan DAP datang.

Tetapi Mahathir tidak selamat lagi. Walaupun Pakatan Harapan mungkin telah bersetuju untuk mendaftarkan gabungan itu dan menerbitkan logo bersama dan manifesto bersama pilihan raya, itu tidak bermakna DAP tidak boleh keluar dengan manifesto pilihan raya sendiri (berasingan) , seperti masa lalu, (atau manifesto pilihan raya berasingan bagi setiap negeri) dan bertanding dalam pilihan raya di bawah banner DAP sendiri – ini bermakna ia akan tidak bermakna bagi semua langkah ini.

DAP masih terbuka dan ‘roket’ mereka tidak akan dibenamkan lagi. DAP tahu bahawa pengundi Cina dijamin mengundi ‘roket’ tetapi tidak ada jaminan bahawa mereka akan mengundi untuk sesuatu yang lain. Jadi DAP akan kehilangan banyak dengan membuang ‘roket’ itu.

Orang Cina hanya kenal roket dan apa-apa lain akan merugikan DAP banyak undi

Kit Siang mahu Mahathir menghantar RM3 bilion terlebih dahulu sebelum DAP membuat keputusan muktamad dan menutup pintu pada ‘roket’. Sehingga itu pintu masih terbuka. Menjanjikan RM3 bilion adalah satu perkara. Tetapi selagi RM3 bilion tidak lagi di dalam poket anda, maka apa sahaja boleh berlaku di sepanjang jalan. Lagipun, Mahathir telah membuat begitu banyak U-turn yang anda tidak pernah tahu apa yang beliau akan lakukan esok hari.

Jadi ia adalah satu jalan buntu pada masa ini. Mahathir mahu gabungan berdaftar yang sah dan bendera yang sama dan logo dan manifesto bersama pilihan raya. Beliau juga mahu semua pihak bertanding dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang di bawah nama sama dan bukan di bawah nama-nama parti masing-masing. Anthony Loke Siew Fook berkata ini belum muktamad. Dan ia akan menjadi muktamad hanya apabila Mahathir menghantar dana RM3 bilion.

Mahathir tidak mempunyai pilihan selain memberi RM3 bilion kerana dia perlu membeli Kit Siang agar berdiam diri . Jika Kit Siang “bising” semasa Forex RCI itu Mahathir akan “habis”. Tetapi sama ada dia memberikan wang itu sekarang atau lebih dekat dengan pilihan raya umum adalah satu keputusan yang beliau kini perlu buat. Tidak lama lagi mungkin mesyuarat RCI dan jika Mahathir tidak boleh menutup mulut Kit Siang maka masa depan beliau akan menjadi sangat suram. Mahathir bermain pada cangkuk Kit Siang dan dia perlu membebaskan diri daripada genggaman Kit Siang.



Kit Siang hilang sabar apabila ditanya mengenai pendirian sekarang mengenai skandal Forex

Apabila ditanya oleh pemberita mengenai pendirian sekarang berkenaan skandal Forex, Kit Siang naik angin dan menjerit bahawa pendirian beliau masih tetap sama. Kit Siang berkata, dia masih mahu melihat orang-orang yang menyebabkan US10 bilion kerugian ini untuk disiasat dan dihukum. Dan skandal perlu disiasat oleh RCI kerana sebahagian besar wang yang kerugian ‘tidak normal’ tetapi telah dicuri di berselindung disebalik ‘kerugian Forex’.


Jika peranan Mahathir di dalam skandal "rompakan" ini didedahkan, maka beliau terpaksa memulangkan wang tersebut. Dan kita sedang bercakap mengenai USD10 billion di sini yang sebahagian besarnya telah disonglap. Oleh yang demikian RM 3 billion adalah jumlah yang "kecil" sebagai "harga" bayaran untuk mendiamkan Kit Siang, dan pada yang sama dapat menjadi Pengerusi Pakatan Harapan yang berdaftar di sisi undang-undang, sekaligus dinobatkan sebagai Perdana Menteri yang menanti.

Jadi siapa kata Lim Kit Siang dan pemimpin-pemimpin DAP bersih, suci, tidak rasuah dan tidak boleh dibeli? Kit Siang telah membuktikan bahawa dengan harga yang tepat bahkan dia pun boleh dibeli. Dan Mahathir, seterusnya, telah belajar bahawa apabila berurusan dengan Kit Siang janji-janji manis sahaja tidak mememadai. Ia memerlukan wang pendahuluan...

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"Berfikir tanpa kotak"

Ar Ra'isul Mutakallim, Tabligh Ki Zabaan (Lidah Tabligh) Hadrat Maulana Umar Palanpuri Rahmatullahu 'alaihi berkata: "Orang yang kuat adalah orang yang sanggup bertahan dalam arus kerosakan. Orang yang lebih kuat adalah orang yang sanggup melawan arus kerosakan. Namun orang yang paling kuat adalah orang yang sanggup merubah arah arus kerosakan hingga menjadi akannya arus kebaikan.”

“Dajjal bersama tenteranya mempunyai kekuatan yang amat istimewa dan amat tersusun. Begitu juga Yakjuj dan Makjuj membuat huru-hara di seluruh dunia. Kehebatan mereka tiada siapa yang dapat melawan dan orang beriman berundur dengan hanya makan zikir dan tasbih."

"Allah zahirkan kudratnya hanya dengan labah-labah yang kecil dijadikan asbab untuk menggigit tengkuk-tengkuk mereka hingga mati. Mayat mereka begitu busuk diseluruh dunia. Orang beriman tidak tahan terus berdoa pada Allah. Allah ta'ala hantarkan hujan dan banjir menghanyutkan mereka ke laut. Inilah yang akan berlaku di akhir zaman nanti."

"Amalan dakwah memisahkan hak dan batil seperti air menghanyutkan sampah dari emas dan logam-logam yang lain. Namun pekerja² agama jika wujud cinta dunia dalam hati mereka seperti emas dan disaluti logam-logam lain, maka banyak masalah yang akan timbul.”