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New As Sahab tape from Al Qaeda Invitation to Islam Released
The anticipated tape from As Sahab featuring Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri and Azzam the American entitled "Invitation to Islam" has been released in the last few minutes on the various Arabic language message boards.
We will be forwarding updates shortly as we review the tape.
The tape is 48 minutes 1 second long, and begins with Azzam the American in English introducing Zawahiri. Zawahiri speaks for approximately 4 minutes, and then introduces Azzam the American.
The segments in Arabic have English subtitles. Much of Azzam the American's portion includes Arabic subtitles.
Zawahiri specifies that this speech is directed to the American people.
The tape makes reference to the war between Israel and Lebanon.
The tape can be downloaded here.
The transcript follows;
Narrator: In the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate
Adam Gadahn aka Azzam the American:
Gadahn: We invite all Americans and other unbelievers to Islam, wherever they are
And whatever their role and status in Bush and Blair’s world order.
(Zawahiri introduces Gadahn in Arabic)
In the name of Allah, and all praise be to Allah, and may peace and prayers be upon the Messenger of Allah, and upon his family, companions, and allies.
To the Americans in particular, and all Western people in general. Peace be upon those who follow the guidelines. Allah and the prophet Mohamed, peace and prayers be upon him with guidance and the religion of truth to make it victorious over all religions, and sent him, peace be upon him, as a bringer of good news and a warner.
The truth, exalted is He, says ‘He is the one who sent his Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to make it victorious over all religions, even though the polytheists hate [it]” 9:33. And He, exalted is he, says “Oh Prophet! Truly we have sent you as a witness, a bearer of glad tidings, and a warner, and as one who invites to Allah by His leave, and as a lamp spreading light.’ 33:45-46.
And he ordered him to call to his Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching. He – exalted is He – said ‘Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and argue with them in the best way. Verily your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path and He knows best who is guided.” 16:125
And the Master, exalted is He, has singled out the People of the Book, with a special invitation to believe in His Prophet who believes in all of Allah’s books and Messengers and who brought it a miraculous, preserved book which has not been changed or corrupted like previous books were changed or corrupted. Moreover, it is a miraculous book which challenged mankind until the Day of Resurrection to produce its like.
Allah, the Exalted, said to the Prophet, peace be upon him, “Say, oh People of the Book, Come to common terms between us and you that we worship none but Allah and that we associate no partners with him and that we erect not from among ourselves Lords and patrons other than Allah. If they then turn back, say “Bear witness that we are Muslims (bowing to Allah’s will). “ 3;64
And he, Exalted is he, said “Oh People of the Book, Our Messenger has come to you, revealing to you much of which you used to hide of the Book and passing over much (that is now unnecessary). There has come to you from Allah a light and clarifying Book, with which Allah guides all who seek his good pleasure to the ways of peace, and leads them out of darkness into the light, by his will, and guide them to the straight path” 5:15-16
Among those who have responded to this noble,divine call is our brother Azzam the American whom we ask Allah to count among those in whom is realized the statement of the Truth, exalted is He, ‘And there are among the People of the Book those who believe in Allah and in the revelation to you and the revelation to them bowing in humility to Allah. They do not sell the signs of Allah for a miserable gain! They have their reward with the Lord and Allah is swift in accounting.’ 3;199
And as our Brother, Azzam the American, talks to you he talks to you as one who is concerned about the fate which awaits his people and as a perceptive person who wishes to lead his people out of the darkness into the light. So listen to you because what he is talking to you about is serious and significant. He is talking to you about the fate which awaits every human, an extremely grave issue in which there is no joking, procrastination, or backtracking.
I ask Allah to open your hearts to benefiting from his words and experience, and Allah speaks the truth and guides to the path. And our final prayer is that all praise is due to Allah and may Allah send prayers and peace on his Prophet Mohamed and his family and companions.
At 4:14 Gadahn takes over and continues to the end of the tape.
4:14 (Qu’ranic quote)
All praise is due to God who said in his glorious book “And only argue with the People of the Book in the best way, including the oppressors among them, and say we believe in the revelation that has come down to us and in that which came down to you. Our God and your God is one [holds up index finger of right hand] and if is to him that we submit. And may peace and prayers he who has sent in mercy to the worlds our beloved Master, Mohamed the trustworthy Prophet and upon his family and companions and followers to the day of accounting
To what can we attribute the obvious ignorance of Western peoples in general with the religion of the Muslims and its teachings? This ignorance which causes the people of the west to rapturously applaud when Israel perpetrates wholesale slaughter of Muslims in Lebanon and Palestine and leads them to give their assent to the atrocities their governments commit in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Muslim world.
And makes them voice their approval when their armies desecrate copies of the Qu’ran at Quantanamo and their yellow press and televangelists insult our Prophet Mohamed, peace be upon him. These events, coupled with their reaction, showcase a seething animosity combined with a definite ignorance of the religion of Islam and of the nature of its followers.
I don’t mean ignorance in its fullest sense, for I am fairly
certain that there isn’t an adult American or European who hasn’t heard of
Mohamed, peace be upon him and the religion he taught us. But the fact is God describes the unbelievers
as ignorant thoughout the Qu’ran and tells us that they neither understand nor
think. Indeed, one of the most dedicated and severest enemies of the Muslims
was nicknamed Abu Jahel, father of ignorance,
What was true for the unbelievers of yesterday holds true for the
so-called enlightened unbelievers of our time.
I can’t forget the day, as I was praying a prescribed prayer with one of
the brothers in a shopping center parking lot in suburban
His gas guzzler, cell phone, and college diploma nothwithstanding, one couldn’t help but be reminded of Abu Jahel in the seventh century, abusing the Prophet while he prayed because he worshipped the God alone, and rejected the other idols of the Arabs. And who cannot see in the desecration of the copies of the Qu’ran, parodying of the prophet, and the torture and humiliation of the Muslims echoes of the crimes and atrocities of Abu Jahel and his followers.
Needless to say, this ignorance of theirs is for the most part willful because the civilization that boasts it is the most knowledgable in the history of the world cannot plausibly claim that it has been unable to fully understand a religion whose followers number in the billions and which commands its adherents to openly preach and propagate its doctrines and tenets. This civilization that claims to have uncovered the secrets of the heavens and earth cannot after making such arrogant claims cannot justify the act of Islam as some esoteric religion with arcane beliefs and rituals unknowable except by the initiated.
The civilization which perpetrate the Crusades, the Inquisition,
and countless other unholy bloodbaths.
The civilization which shamelessly brought us lynch laws, Jim Crowe, and a death row where only convicts of
certain races are sent. The Civilization
that introduced us to the Concentration Camp, extraordinary rendition, and Abu
Ghraib and her sisters. The Civilization
which enslaved Africa, slaughtered the Native Americans, firebombed
The Civilization whose theoretically Holy book contains passages like Numbers Chapter 31, Verses 1 through 31, Deuteronomy chapters 20, verses 10 through 16, and chapter 22,verses 13 through 24, and 1 Samuel Chapter 15 verse 3, all of which explain the Israeli rabbinal council’s recent declaration that at times of war Jewish law recognizes no such thing as innocents among the enemies people.
A Civilization such as this cannot honestly or credibly accuse the Muslims of the Divine Book and Revealed Religion of barbarity and brutality. The Civilization which prosecutes or persecutes those who simply question or deny a mere historical event. The Civilization in which anti-semitism is an unforgivable sin and grounds for dismissal from public and private office.
The civilization which continues flag burning to be at the very least an issue for Congress and the courts, and perhaps even a crime against the state. The Civilization which commits the filing of lawsuits against those who slander and libel celebrities, politicians, and other public figures of ill repute. The Civilization such as this cannot then hide behind the exclusive freedom of expression after it desecrates copies of the Qu’ran, or defames with unquestionably malicious intent the chief and master of Adam’s children and the embodiment of high morals and good character, our Prophet and Messenger Mohamed, may Allahs peace and prayers be upon him.
The Civilization which embraces without hesitation every obscure and foreign religion , philosophy, and ideology, including Buddism, Shamanism, and a thousand other pagan and polytheistic belief systems cannot simply dismiss Islam as the religion of the Arabic, which has nothing to do with the people of the west, or nothing to offer them and look askance at or disparage those who convert to it, and then justify its stance by saying that the Prophet Mohamed, peace be upon him, was an Arab who preached his message among the Arabs, and as such Islam is an exclusively Arab religion.
Let me first point out that in making this claim they disregard the fact that the qu’ran says and the Prophet said that he was sent to both Arabs and Non-Arabs, and they disregard the fact he invited the Romans, Persians, Abysinnians, and other nations to Islam. And they disregard the fact that among the first followers of Mohamed, Peace be upon him, were Africans, Israelites, and other non-Arabs. And furthermore, if we were to apply this excuse of theirs fairly and in an unbiased manner, then we would be forced to ask the people of Christiandom, by and large Anglo Saxons, Causasians, Slavs, Nordics, Black Africans, East Asians, and the like how they justify following a prophet who was not just an Israelite sent to the Children of Israel but indeed is recorded to have said, in matthew, Chapter 15, verse 24, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel. And moreover is supposed to have forbade his disciples, all of whom were Israelites, from preaching among the gentiles and the Samaritans, as in Matthew, Chapter 10, verses 5 through 6.
As I see it, this ignorance of yours towards our religion, and indeed your own religion, although primarily a willful choice on your part, is also a result of the effort made by your western political and religious authorities to blur the picture of Islam in the minds and eyes of their flocks, in order to better facilitate their control and domination of you through scare tactics and terrorizing you as to the bogey of Islam since they have discovered that the fear of the unknown could be much greater and persuasive than fear of the known.
And the leaders of the west also find it convenient to point the finger of accusation at the other because it helps them to avoid having to face difficult questions about the West’s dark and bloody past and its equally dark and bloody present. So, because I know that there are among you those who will respond positively upon hearing the truth, and because I know that even the hearts of the most hardened of enemies can be softened if God so wills, I would like to devote this talk to making a heartfelt invitation to my religion, Islam.
Al Islam - the surrender or the submission - is the religion chosen by God for all of mankind, the religion of all the prophets and messengers from Adam to Abraham to Moses to Jesus to Mohamed and all in between. The Qu’ran states firmly that they and their followers were neither Jews nor Christians, but were in fact Muslims – those who surrender themselves to God.
And indeed, one does not find the words Judiasm and Jew in the extant Torah, nor the word Christianity and Christian in the four Gospels. Islam is the only religion acceptable to God and came with the revealed book The Qu’ran, which abrogates all previous revelations, like the Torah and Evangel. The Qu’ran is the inimitable speech of God and has been preserved by God as he sent it down over 1400 years ago by way of the angel Gabriel through his final prophet and Messenger, Mohamed, the unlettered Prophet, whose advent was prophesized in both the Torah and the Evangel, prophecies which can even today can be found in the Old and New Testaments, despite the alterations and enrichments which those once Holy scriptures have undergone.
Islam, the final revealed religion, came to replace and abrogate the previous laws or sharai, such as the Shariah of Moses, and the Shariah of Jesus. As for the creed of Islam, it is the same monotheistic belief in and worship of the creator of the heavens and the earth, which all the prophets, from Adam, to Jesus to Mohamed peace be upon them all practiced and taught. And of the anthropomorphic deity and tribal religion concocted by the priests and rabbis of Israel, or the pagan trinitarianism introduced into the religion of the Messiah by the church fathers and imposed by the force of the Roman state, nor any other version of pure monotheism, which some would like us to believe was revealed by God.
One enter Islam by bearing witness that there is no God other than the one true God, Allah in the qu’ran or an Arabic Bible and that Mohamed, son of Abdullah, of the clan of Hashem of the tribe of Qu’raish is his final prophet and messenger. The statement of faith is not, however, an empty phrase without meaning, but rather carries with it conditions and obligations. Among the most important of these conditions, without which the testimony of faith is null and void, is that we disbelieve in and reject every false god whether it be a rock or a human being or a government with its polytheistic constitution, courts, and laws, or an international organization like the United Nations, with its international laws, tribunals, and treaties of unbelief, and its Security Council whose resolutions never fail to side with the Zionist Crusader Fascists.
And equally as important is that we follow the messenger, peace be upon him. Ibn Tamiya, a famous scholar of Islam said in his fatawa the religion of Islam is built on two fundamentals which are actualization of the testimony that there is no god other than Allah, and that Mohamed is the messenger of Allah. The first part of that is that you don’t set up alongside Allah any other god. The second fundamental is that we worship him with what he legislated on the tongues of his messenger. And Ibn Tamiya also wrote “and to testify that Mohamed is the messenger of Allah implies 1) believing in him and all about him, and 2) obeying him and all that he ordered”.
So this testimony of faith is today the only way to paradise, the paradise which Allah has described in his book saying “The parable of the garden which the righteous are promised, beneath it flow rivers, its fruits and shade are perpetual, such is the end of the righteous. And the end of the unbelievers is the fire.” This testimony is the only way to paradise, the only way to save oneself from eternal punishment in hellfire. It is agreed upon by all Muslims. But empty recitation of it without action is not enough. One does not become a Muslim simply by virtue of his name, or the clothes he wears or his parentage or his birth certificate. Nor does one become a Muslim simply by acknowledging the Prophet, peace be upon him, as a Prophet. Or by claiming, honestly or otherwise, to respect Islam as is the custom of many of the unbelievers. Ibn Al Qayyim, another well known scholar, said in his moyad, whoever reflects on what is in the prophetic biography and confirmed reports about the testifying of many of the people of the book and polytheists to his message and to his truthfulness and how this testimony of theirs didn’t enter them into Islam will understand that Islam is something beyond that.
And it is not only in knowing, or in knowing and acknowledging, but rather is in knowing, acknowledging, and complying and obeying him and abiding by his religion openly and secretly. After knowing this, we are able to appreciate the true extent of the deadly error which has become widespread in this day and age, mainly the belief held by some, that Jews, Christians, and even followers of some blatantly polytheistic religions are true believers whose faith is acceptable to God and who will be counted among the saved on the Day of Judgement.
These misled and misleading people base their mistaken belief on several verses of the Qu’ran which they have misunderstood, either due to their unfamiliarity with the definitions of some Islamic terminology, or due to their taking the verses out of context and/or interpreting them without refernece to other qualifying verses like those who look for the 62nd verse of Al Bakharra, and forget about, just as example, verses 150-152 of An Nissa. The danger here is apparent and multifaceted. First and foremost, those who are guilty of this misinterpretation are guilty of one of the negators and nullifiers of Islam, namely denying or doubting the unbelief of the unbelievers.
Secondly by their preaching this misconception, they are not only leading ignorant Muslims astray but also giving false comfort or reassurance to the unbelievers of the righteousness of their ways and of the ultimate salvation in the next life whatever they believe or however they behave.
Third, this belief has paved the way for moden day deceptions, like the concept of interfaith dialog, sometimes called dialog of the Abrahamic faiths in which the Muslim participants do not invite to Islam but merely talk about the points on which the three religions agree and avoid discussion of their differences, since, or so they claim, the three religions all came from Abraham, peace be upon him. We answer them with the reply God gave the Jews and Christians when they both claimed Abraham for themselves. “Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian; but was a Muslim haneeth, He was not a polytheist. Verily those among men, mankind who have the best claim to Abraham are those who followed him, and this Prophet, and those who believe in Allah as the guardian of the believers.
According to Al Kuttabi’s commentary on the Qu’ran, the haneeth is the one who believes in, attests to, and worships the one God, makes the sacrificial slaughter, practices circumcision, and faces in his prayers the Qubla, which is the house of God, the Ka’aba, in Mekka. The way to paradise is not a multiline highway, it is like a narrow steep mountain path full of obstacles and surrounded by pitfalls and drops. The way to paradise is to believe in God, his books, his Messengers, his angels, the resurrection after death, and the last day, and God’s decree and predestination, and to believe these things as described by God and his prophets without addition or subtraction, to know that God is one, the creator of the heavens and the earth, without partners, without sons or daughters, and without mother or father. He begets none nor was he begotten. And there was none coequal or comparable to him. To know that he is the only one worthy of worship. And to act upon that knowledge. So to him and him alone we pray. And him we ask for aid, we ask for guidance. [quoting from Qu’ran again here]. Guide us to the straight way. You alone we worship, and you alone we ask for help. Guide us to the straight way.
Upon him alone, we rely and depend and direct our worship and adoration, not to men, nor rocks, nor trees, nor spirits, nor stars, nor graves, nor the sun, nor the moon, nor the earth. He is the provider and sustainer; he is the generous and merciful; he is the one who forgives and accepts repentance. And he is severe in punishment and swift in retribution. He is the only legislator and ruler, and he sent his final prophet and messenger, with the book and guidance, and to guide us in all things and to show us how to obey him as our creator and sustainer, who created us only to worship him. God only accepts from his servants the acts of worship which he legislated. So as Muslims we worship God according to the way shown to us by the Prophet, peace be upon him, and not according to our whims and desires or traditions, or church leaders.
God recognizes no separation between religion and state. And the concept of rendering unto Caesar that which be Caesars and unto God that be God’s as understood and interpreted by the proponents of secularism is an atheistic concept of which God and his Prophets are innocent. And since the believer in God and his Prophets believes and lives his life according to the book and prophetic practice, he has no need for the legislatures and parliaments which you in the west have, to put it mildly, used to legislate yourselves into a prison of your own making.
Even if we are to assume that Allah hasn’t reserved for
himself the right of legislation in the affairs of men, who in his right mind
would want to legislate himself to death as you have done to yourselves. Those who think democracy is synonymous with
freedom are either people who haven't experienced life in
But whatever you do don't attempt to spread your misery and misguidance to our lands. Muslims don't need democracy to rid themselves of their home grown despots and tyrants. What they do need is their Islamic faith, the sprit of jihad and the lifting of foreign troops and interference from their necks. And if Muslims don’t need democracy, then they certainly have no need for what is known as Christianity, hollow shell of a religion, whose followers cling to an empty faith and a false conviction of their inevitable salvation, regardless of what they do or believe, as long as they accept the core tenets and doctrine of Christianity, which also happen to be its most unbelievable, untenable, and illogical like the belief that the Bible that we have today with all its contradictions, errors, deletions, and outright fabrications is the infallible revealed word of God like the doctrine of the original sin which states that man is born in sin because of the lapse and subsequent fall of his parents, even though we know from the Qu’ran that God forgave our father Adam and mother Eve when they repented.
Like the incomprehensible, illogical non-Biblical doctrine of trinity, like the belief that God sent his only begotten son who was also God in human form to die on the cross for the sins of mankind which it is implied he could otherwise not have forgiven. [Quran quote] Glory to him, He is high above all they say, he is greatly exalted.
Isn’t it time for the unbelievers to discard these incoherent, illogical beliefs, theories, and conjecture? Isn’t it time for every Christian, Jew, pagan and atheist to cast off the cloak of the spiritual darkness which enshrouds them and emerge into the light of Islam? To live a life illuminated by faith, and die the death of a believer? To return to his lord pleased and pleasing to him, God willing, rather than living out his days in blindness and die as an unbeliever and be resurrected as an unbeliever whose eternal abode is the fire from which the fire of this world screams in fright.
Today, the televangelists, false prophets, and charlatans
who prey on the gullible and illiterate are glorying in
The fact is, the end of the world should be a secondary issue for you and me. What we should really be concerned about is our inevitable death and whether we meet God as a believer in him alone, or as one who worshipped others in addition to him or instead of him. Because while we may or may not be around when the end of the world eventually comes, death is something every soul must taste and it may be closer than you or I think. Maybe no more than a few heartbeats away. And when it comes, regret or repentance will be of no benefit. Now is the time for reflection and decision.
Now is the time to decide where you want to spend eternity in gardens of paradise, or in the pits of hell. So decide today because today could be your last day, God says “Every soul shall taste death and only on the day of resurrection shall you be paid your full rate of recompense. And he who is distanced from the fire and admitted to the garden will have won, and the life of this world is but deceptive goods. And God said “not equal are the companions of the fire and the companions of the garden. It is the companions of the garden who are the winners.
Islam, the religion of justice and charity, is for everyone, regardless of race, gender, or nationality. Islam rejects the Judeo-Christian doctrines concerning Eve and Ham, which the West has used to justify all manner of abuse and ill treatment of women, and blacks. Islam is for everyone. And God accepts the repentance of anyone, regardless of his past sins or historical antagonism to Islam. Anyone who has read anything of the history of Islam is familiar with the story of Omar Ibn al Khattab with whom God was pleased, the second successor to the Prophet, peace be upon him, and someone who was so fierce in his animosity to the message of Islam that when he came to declare his Islam the Muslims were beset by fear, assuming that he had come to attack them or do them harm.
But in fact God in answer to the Prophet’s prayer had chosen Islam for him and chosen him for Islam. And he was to become one of Islam’s greatest champions, whose name and life story continue to command the respect and honor of the world to this very day. And similar stories abound in the history of Islam, including that of Wahshi, the killer of Hamza, beloved uncle of the Prophet and Champion of Islam. Of Wahshi it is said that 12 verses of the Qu’ran emphasizing God’s mercy and forgiveness were revealed to convince him that his repentance and entrance into Islam and performance of good deeds would be sufficient to atone for his past sins and hostility to Islam and killing of its hero Hamza.
And as we know, it was Wahshi who was later personally called to slay the enemy and false prophet of God Wasadena. It has come to us, in an authenticated saying of the Prophet, peace be upon him, that God laughs with pleasure at two men. One of them kills the other but both of them enter the garden. One of them fights in the path of God and is martyred. Then God pardons the killer and he embraces Islam, fights in the path of God, and he is himself martyred. In other words, if the Zionist Crusader missionaries of hate and counter-Islam consultants like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Michael Schuur, Steven Emerson, and yes, even the Crusader-in-Chief, George W. Bush, were to abandon their unbelief, and repent, and enter into the light of Islam, and turn their swords against the enemies of God, it would be accepted of them and they would be our brothers in Islam.
For them, what is for us, and upon them, what is upon us. And even repentance of high ranking enemies of Islam is acceptable, so it needn’t be said that the same goes for the foot soldiers of the Crusade and those who have no active part to play in the war against Islam other than paying the taxes that fund the Crusader war machine, and like preprogrammed machines or laboratory animals, living the lifestyle laid out for them and believing the myths imparted to them by the schoolteachers, pastors, and politicians. They are the real victims, the tranquilized inhabitants of the human farms these con men and women control. As our brother Matthew Stewart, may God protect him, aptly described them.
It’s no surprise then that over the past few years we have seen some high ranking Crusaders among them the FBI chief, Mueller, expressing their anxiety at the tsunami of conversions to the truth of Islam that is sweeping across America which constitutes a fearsome challenge to the identity, security, and survival of the Crusader state and to the authority of these con men and women.
I believe that it is this phenomenon, more than anyone or anything else, which poses the real secret threat that prevents the Crusaders from sleeping at night and I don’t think a freedom struggle could wish for a better endorsement to have its cause taken up by a courageous group from within the oppressor nation itself. We shouldn’t be surprised because after all, it is the duty of every Muslim to fight evil and oppression wherever he finds it and no matter who the evildoers might be.
And to those among the non-Muslims whose hearts are calling them to join our battle against tyranny and oppression, and our struggle for the liberty of one and one half billion Muslims, and the right to a better future, I ask you to listen to that story of that unbeliever who came to the Prophet, peace be upon him, during a battle and asked “Should I fight first or become Muslim?” To which the Prophet replied “Become Muslim, then fight”.
And after embracing Islam by saying “Ashadu en lah illaha ilallah wa ana mohamedan rasoul allah” I testify that there is no God other than Allah and that Mohamed is the messenger of Allah the new Muslim entered the fray and was then martyred without having prayed so much as one prescribed prayer. Upon which the Prophet, peace be upon him, commented “he did a little but was rewarded a lot”.
The good deeds of the unbeliever will be of no benefit whatsoever to him in the next life even if they be equal to the number of stars in the sky. While God has promised in his mercy that the believer of the oneness of God and the Prophethood of Mohamed will eventually enter paradise even if he is punished first for his sins and he has promised the martyr in his path the reward over and above the reward of the believer. He has promised them honors and delights too numerous to go into here.
So if you want to be
on the winning side in this life and the next, and if you want your resistance
to Crusader tyranny to truly count, then take the simple step I have just
outlined. For your own sake, we invite
all Americans and other unbelievers to Islam, wherever they are, and whatever
their role and status in Bush and Blair’s world order. And we send a special invitation to all of you fighting Bush's crusader
You know they couldn’t care less about your safety and well being and that the only thing that upsets your leaders when American forces suffer casualties is the damage these casualties do to their popularity and the popularity of the wars they started which is why they cover up these casualties as much as they can. And here we challenge investigative journalists like Seymour Hearst to reveal the extent of this coverup and let Americans and the rest of the world see for themselves the extent of the cowardice of the current regime.
And see what you American soldiers already know too well. And you also know that brave Mr. Bush safely esconsed in the comfort of his air conditioned oval office will happily keep you in the trenches for the rest of his term and that he doesn’t care one bit about what the military thinks as evidence by his rejection of recent and retired serving officers demands for Rumsfeld to go and his blithe dismissal of concerns about the way America’s Crusade is going.
And you know that whoever takes over for Bush probably won’t have the guts to bring the troops home for several years at least. You know you’ve already killed enough innocents to make Ghengis Khan recoil in horror and revulsion and that the atrocities you committed at Haditha and Mahmoudia and your brutal suppression of the demonstrations in Kabul, and mass casualty carpet bombing of Nowzad, Panjwai, and other towns in southern Afghanistan, represent only a small part of the larger bloodier picture. You know that if you die as an unbeliever in battle against the Muslims you're going straight to Hell without passing 'Go’ and you know that your military and religious leaders will be of no use to you and will disown and abandon you on the day when you meet your Creator.
So instead of killing yourself for Bush, or killing yourself out of despair and depression or guilt or remorse, why not surrender to the truth? Escape from the unbelieving army. And join the winning side. Time is running out so make the right choice, before its too late and you meet the dismal fate of thousands before you.
And in this regard, I can’t tell you how delighted I was to receive good news of the embracing of Islam by a number of US soldiers at the hands of the Muslim mujahideen in prison in some of the American concentration camps which blacken the globe. And I ask God to benefit Islam and Muslims with them and that he make them role models for their comrades. And I advise them to take every precaution and practicing their faith and making good their escape from the oppressor army, lest they suffer the persecution meted out to those soldiers who openly proclaim the rejection of American terrorism and Crusader values while still within the reaches of military authorities. May Allah free them.
As for those who have expressed their respect and admiration for Islam, and acknowledged that it is the truth, and demonstrated their support and sympathy for the Muslims and their causes, like George Galloway, Robert Fisk, and countless others, I say to them “Isn’t it time you stopped sitting on the fence and came over to the side of truth?” Don’t take as your role model Abu Taleb, the uncle of the Prophet who stood by his nephew and the Muslims in thick and thin, and protected and aided them and testified to the truthfulness of Mohamed, peace be upon him, and to the truth of his message, yet died an unbeliever, and entered the hellfire, because he didn’t want it to be said that Abu Taleb abandoned the religion of his forefathers.
God tells us in his book “Oh mankind, hear your Lord, and fear the coming of the day when no father can take the place of his son, nor can a son take the place of his father. Verily the promise of Allah is true; let not then this present life deceive you nor let the deceiver deceive you about Allah. In this verse, Allah warns the parents, siblings, offspring, and relatives of the Muslim that their relation to him will be of no use to them on the day of judgement, if they have not themselves died as true believers.
So don’t be complacent or let the devil deceive you into thinking that your connections will intercede for you on that terrible day. Because to believe and do good deeds is the only way to salvation.
Finally some will ask how we expect to attract converts to Islam after having spilt so much non-Muslim blood, albeit in defense of our religion, liberty, and lives. We might ask the same questions of those who kill Muslims by the millions, for the crime of being Muslim, and then foolishly hope to win their hearts and minds. But we will suffice by pointing to the sharp spike in conversions to Islam after September 11 which is as we mentioned is giving the enemy many a sleepless night.
Meanwhile, there will alleged by others that this message represents an unusual and suspect change in tone. It will be said they used to say they want to slit the throats of the infidels, now they say they want to invite them to Islam. Our reply is that our message has not changed and that the mujahideen have always been the first to call to Islam and that even though the defense of Islam and Muslims from the merciless relentless Crusader onslaught is our first priority, anyone who pays any attention to the messages of the leaders of the jihad, like sheikh Osama bin Laden, and Sheikh Ayman al Zawahiri, may God protect them, will know that they have been consistent in inviting the Americans and other unbelievers to Islam, and in pressing upon them that they want the best for them. And making it clear to all that we have no choice but to fight those who fight us and that were the matters in hour hands we would prefer that all Americans and other unbelievers end their aggression, abandon their unbelief, and accept the truth, and Islam encourages us to invite even the most obstinate enemies, and give them a chance to repent and save themselves from humiliation in this life, and painful punishment in the next.
But what really is surprising is that some among us want to suffice with invitation alone without resorting to self-defense, where the enemy insists upon aggression and destruction. I have tasted both the darkness and ignorance of unbelief and disobedience to my Creator as well as the light and perception afforded by true faith in God and obedience to him, and I assure you that there is no comparison. And that despite, or rather because of, the atmosphere of battle in which we live, and the continuing conflict with the forces of the Crusaders and their hired hands, I thank God every day for guiding me to Islam, and guiding me to join its victorious army, inshallah, for were it not for his grace, I could very easily have been one of those unfortunate souls fighting the losing battle for the other side. Or blindly leading the life of debt, debauchery, and doubt they call the American Dream.
All praise is due to God, who guided us to this, and were it not for God we would not have been guided. I have discovered that true happiness is to be found in obedience to God’s orders and prohibitions, and in the following of his prophet,may peace be upon him, and not in western style hedonism, immorality, or amorality, in eastern style monasticism, or cultist style withdrawal from the world. And I can state with a confidence born out of experience and observation that as long as a person persists in unbelief and atheism his or her pursuit of happiness will be exactly that – a pursuit. A never ending search which is guaranteed to bring heavy misery if not in this life, then in the next.
By that I need to say that even if he does happen upon some degree of happiness today, it is guaranteed to be short-lived and ending at his death. And you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that eternal happiness is better than the fleeting delights of this world. To conclude, I ask you ro remember this. God doesn’t need you or me but rather it is we who are in need of him. God says Oh mankind, it is you who need Allah, and Allah is the one free of our lives,, worthy of our praise, and if God is with us we shall be victorious God willing,whether Bush likes it or not.
He is the one who sent his messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to make it victorious over all religions even though the polytheists hate it. And Allah has full power and control over his affairs but most among mankind do not know that.
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