In this lecture, Imam Siraj Wahhaj discusses what it means to be a Muslim man in an inner-city environment characterized by poverty, crime and the other well-known challenges existing in the typical American urban environment. He not only discusses what is needed from our brothers, but how he was able to lead an urban renewal scheme around Masjid al Taqwa and his vision for the future of the Masjid and the coming role of Muslims in our urban communities.
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Koch Brothers Exposed is a hard-hitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst. This full-length documentary film on Charles and David Koch—two of the world_s richest and most powerful men—is the latest from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, Rethink Afghanistan). The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of organizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99% on issues ranging from Social Security to the environment to civil rights. This film uncovers the Kochs_ corruption—and points the way to how Americans can reclaim their democracy.
What can you do to fight back? Get the film. Host a screening. Tell your friends. Get the Koch brothers out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
10 Shocking Facts on the Kochs
1. Koch Industries, which the brothers own, is one of the top ten polluters in the United States -- which perhaps explains why the Kochs have given $60 million to climate denial groups between 1997 and 2010.
2. The Kochs are the oil and gas industry_s biggest donors to the congressional committee with oversight of the hazardous Keystone XL oil pipeline. They and their employees gave more than $300,000 to members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in 2010 alone.
3. From 1998-2008, Koch-controlled foundations gave more than $196 million to organizations that favor polices that would financially enrich the two brothers. In addition, Koch Industries spent $50 million on lobbying and some $8 million in PAC contributions.
4. The Koch fortune has its origins in engineering contracts with Joseph Stalin_s Soviet Union.
5. The Kochs are suing to take over the Cato Institute, which has accused the Kochs of attempting to destroy the group_s identity as an independent, libertarian think and align it more closely with a partisan agenda.
6. A Huffington Post source who was at a three-day retreat of conservative billionaires said the Koch brothers pledged to donate $60 million to defeat President Obama in 2012 and produce pledges of $40 million more from others at the retreat.
7. Since 2000, the Kochs have collected almost $100 million in government contracts, mostly from the Department of Defense.
8. Koch Industries has an annual production capacity of 2.2 billion pounds of the carcinogen formaldehyde. The company has worked to keep it from being classified as a carcinogen even though David Koch is a prostate cancer survivor.
9. The Koch brothers_ combined fortune of roughly $50 billion is exceeded only by that of Bill Gates in the United States.
10. The Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs accused Koch Oil of scheming to steal $31 million of crude oil from Native Americans. Although the company claimed it was accidental, a former executive in this operation said Charles Koch had known about it and had responded to the overages by saying, I want my fair share, and that_s all of it.
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Mercy Mission UK: Sisters Conference
Realizing Our Purpose
We invite you to the inaugural Mercy Mission Sisters Conference!
There are many challenges for the contemporary British Muslimah. Successful careers, focused paths to pursuing knowledge and the real world pressures of playing an active role at home and trying to find a suitable spouse are all real issues which we all face.
In order to have some genuine dialogue recognizing the pressures of the time and respond to the issues that all of us face in the pursuit of happiness; we invite you to attend the inaugural Mercy Mission Sisters Conference, taking place on the:
Date: 16th of July 2011
Time: 9.30am - 6.30pm
@ The City Grange Hotel, London.
Join us at the 5 star prestigious hotel where we will take a journey exploring the realities of contemporary life in the light of the divine decree of Allah and focusing on how to make the most of our every moment.
Please Join Us: http://www.sistersconference.com
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Two civilians and a police officer have died after a wave of unusually large anti-government demonstrations swept across Egypt, calling for the ouster of longtime president Hosni Mubarak.
In central Cairo, crowds numbering in the thousands protested and clashed with police throughout the day. Shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning, security forces violently dispersed those who remained in Tahrir Square, the heart of the city, Al Jazeera_s Adam Makary reported.
Security officers fired tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets to drive the protesters from the square, where they had chosen to remain throughout the night in protest. An Al Jazeera cameraman was shot with rubber bullets several times, including once in the face, Makary said.
Telephone communication with people in central Cairo was nearly impossible, but Makary reported that the crowds, which had been peaceful, had been forced to escape the police, who fired dozens of tear gas canisters.
But demonstrations occurred throughout Egypt.
Two civilians died in the eastern city of Suez, according to an interior ministry official. One, who had respiratory problems, died after inhaling tear gas; the other died after being hit with a rock thrown during a protest, the official said.
In Cairo, a police officer died after being hit in the head with a rock during earlier protests in Tahrir Square, the official said.
The demonstrations were reportedly the largest in years, rivaling those held against the Iraq War in 2003 and in favor of free elections and civil society reforms in 2005.
On Tuesday night, hours after the countrywide protests began, the interior ministry issued a statement blaming the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt_s technically banned but largest opposition party, for fomenting the unrest.
But the Brotherhood denied the accusation and had earlier stated its intention to stay out of the protest; indeed, some observers noted the lack of Brotherhood mobilization on Tuesday.
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حقيقة ما يحدث في تونس - أحداث سيدي بوزيد 2011- البوليس التونسي يقتل أبناؤه . هذا المشهد في مستشفى من مدينة القصرين . هذا دليل على فظاعة و بطش حكومة بن علي .
Tunisia regime killing his people in last event of revolution that started in Sidi bouzid, tunisia.
this video was taken on January 10th, 2011 in hospital in the city of kasserine, until now there are 50 people killed by the dictator regime of Ben ali and the Tunisian police force.
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Five False Things About Islam - Kamal el-Mekki on The Deen Show
Five surprising things you probably didnt know about Islam.
This subject WILL affect you in the near future, so take the chance to inform yourself now - before it does.
Key Points of This Video:
Introduction [start time 00:00]
Who is Allah? [start time 02:33]
Islam & Terrorism [start time 03:56]
Muslim = Terrorist & Terrorist = Muslim? [start time 07:20]
Does Islam oppress women? [start time 09:50]
Character of the Prophet (PBUH) [start time 11:55]
Do Muslims worship a black box? [start time 14:40]
Simplicity of the message of Islam [start time 16:31]
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How many a time have we heard this ayat been mentioned? How many a time have we spoke to others, notably Non Muslims about the importance of Brotherhood in Islam? How many of us take pride in the concept of brotherhood in this Ummah of ours? Yet how many of us have actually sat down and thought about this ayat? How many of us who are so proud to talk about the brotherhood of Al Islam, have ever sat to consider it, and understand it, as it was understood by those upon whom it was revealed?
These are questions we have to ask ourselves, as without question, Ar Rahman, has had his mercy on this nation, by tying every person who testifies to his oneness, with a unique tie, a tie of brotherhood, and sisterhood which transcends, race, language, ethnicity and nationality.
This is a tie that Allah Azza Wajal has made which is of such importance that it has actually been tied to faith itself.
So here we are, on this blessed day, with an opportunity to mature our faith, and invest in our hereafter, strengthening the ties of brotherhood, to come to the aid of a noble teacher, a hafiz, a sick person, our very own Dr Dremali.
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The Jews are the only people in the world who have found hostility in every country in which they settled in any numbers. The big question is — WHY?Today it is taught in the schools that began in Germany in the 1930s after which they were deported. What is not studied is the fact that at one time or other the Jews have been expelled from every nation in Europe! When the Jews first began to immigrate to America the early colonialists in New York, Charleston and Savannah tried to ban their entry. Benjamin Franklin pleaded with the members of the Continental Congress to enter a specific ban against Jewish immigration into the U. S. Constitution to bar them for all time to come.
The Jews claim that they are a religion. The truth is that the Jews are a RACE. Less than 30are members of any Synagogue. Whether they are Orthodox religious, atheists, capitalists or communists — they still claim to be Jews — members of the Jewish race! Every race has inherited traits. In the case of the Jews they include trading, money-changing, usury, and a loathing for which is scorned as beneath the dignity of the Jews in their called
The Jews have not changed since the days when Jesus Christ took up a whip and drove Jews have always united to form monopolies. Today they control all the department store chains and specialty shops along with the lucrative jewelry and animal fur trade. Jews dominate the fields of all precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, tin, lead, etc. They will always ban together to drive Gentile competitors out of business.
Today America is being flooded with Jewish immigrants from Russia and even 20,000 per year leave Israel for the U. S. — all with dollar signs in their eyes. Jews have used their vaunted money-power to seize control of the Democratic Party and constitute over 50of all its financial contributions. Today they are buying up more and more major U. S. companies. While only 3of the population, the Jews control over 25of the nation’s wealth and this percentage rises every year. They are the only racial group totally organized to work for political domination over America.
Opposition to the Jews did not begin in Germany but dates back before the birth of Christ over 2,000 years ago! Study the statements made by They reveal why the have made enemies out of every host country that ever accepted them.
CICERO (Marcus Tullius Cicero). First century B.C. Roman statesman, writer.
(Oration in Defense of Flaccus)
Cicero was serving as defense counsel at the trial of Flaccus, a Roman official who interfered with Jewish gold shipments to their international headquarters (then, as now) in Jerusalem. Cicero himself certainly was not a nobody, and for one of this stature to have to shows that he was in the presence of a dangerously powerful sphere of influence. and on another occasion Cicero wrote:
SENECA (Lucius Annaeus Seneca). First century Roman philosopher. (De Superstitione)
DIO CASSIUS. Second century Roman historian. Describing the savage Jewish uprising against the Roman empire that has been acknowledged as the turning point downward in the course of that great state-form: (Roman History)
DIODORUS SICULUS. First century Greek historian.Observed that Jews treated other people as enemies and inferiors. is the practice of lending money at excessive interest rates. This has for centuries caused great misery and poverty for Gentiles. It has brought strong condemnation of the Jews!
BERNARDINO OF FELTRO. 15th century Italian priest. A mild man who extolled patience and charity in normal circumstances, he described himself as a when dealing with Jews: (E. Flornoy, Le Bienbeureux Bernardin the Feltre)
AQUINAS, THOMAS, Saint. 13th century scholastic philosopher. In his he wrote:
HILAIRE BELLOC, in the book THE JEWS, page 9
H. H. BEAMISH, in New York Speech, October 30, 1937
W. HUGHES, Premier of Australia, Saturday Evening Post, June 19, 1919
POPE CLEMENT VIII
NESTA WEBSTER, In World Revolution, The Plot against Civilization, page 163
FRANZ LISZT, famed composer quoted in Col. E. N. Sanctuary’s Are These Things So?, page 278
JESUS CHRIST, speaking to the Jews in the Gospel of St. John, 8:44 (which makes it clear that Christ was addressing the Jews.)
MARTIN LUTHER, Table Talk of Martin Luther, translated by William Hazlet, page 43
REV. GORDON WINROD, in his book The Keys to Christian Understanding, pages 114 – 115 Paul said: (Gal. 1:13, 14, Weymouth Translation).
While in Judaism, Paul persecuted Christians because of his intense hatred for Christians and because of his conformity to the tradition of the fathers. This shows that the tradition of teachings of Judaism are filled with hate for Christians. Few people know of this because they do not carefully read their Scriptures and because of the great pains which Jews have take to deceive the Christians. Care has been exerted by the Jews to hide their ECONOMIC-POLITICAL conspiracy for complete world domination UNDER high sounding words that have a ring in the ears of Christians. The Jews use such sounding words as and like phrases which deceive and lead the unlearned into total equanimity. Behind this mask of religiosity stands a complete plan for world government, world power, world conquest, a Jewish kingdom of this world, and the destruction of Christianity.
REV. WILLIAM S. MITCHELL of Philadelphia, quoted in Count Cherep-Spiridovich’s book The Secret World Government, page 194
ST. JUSTIN, martyr stated in 116 A. D.
ST. JOHN, Gospel of St. John 7:1
M. H. DE HEEKELINGEN, in Israel: Son Passe, Son Avenir and In delivering its verdict, the Court declared ‘INTER ALIA:’ QUINTAS SPETIMUS FLORENS TERTULLIAN (160 – 230 A. D.) Latin Church Father
REV. MARTIN LUTHER, sermon at Eisleben, a few days before his death, February, 1546
MARIA THERESA, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia (1771 – 1789)
(The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia states that of the Jews and that it supersedes the Old Testament. This volume has been condemned down through the ages for preaching hatred for Christ and all Christians. Read for the full shocking details.)
DIDEROT, DENIS. 18th century French scholar. His famous ENCYCLOPEDIE, the bible of the pre-revolutionary French has often been complained of by Jewish writers as ‘anti-Semitic.’ Some of Diderot’s other writings are likewise unfriendly:
F. TROCASE, in Jewish Austria
COUNT HELMUTH VON MOLTKE, Prussian general
MOHAMMED, in the Koran
BACON, FRANCIS. 16th century British writer, politician. In his The New Atlantis, he remarked that Jews He also disapproved of non-Jewish usurers as who would wear like Jews.
LUTHER, MARTIN. 16th century German religious reformer. (D. Boorstin, THE AMERICANS) (NOTES ON VIRGINIA)
BEAMISH, HENRY H. 20th century British publisher. (New York speech, October 30, 1937)
HARRINGTON, LORD. 19th century British statesman. Opposed admission of Jewish immigrants to England because:
WORLD FAMOUS MEN of the past accused the Jews of founding Communism. This charge is well founded. The Communist philosophy was drawn up by Karl Marx who descended from a long line of Rabbis. His ideology of anti-Christian and Socialist thought is outlined in the Jewish which is the of the Jews. Of the four political groups which overthrew the Christian Czar of Russia two were 100Jewish. They were the Mensheviks and The Jewish Bund. The other two were the Socialist Revolutionary Party and the Bolsheviks. Both were headed by Jews but had some Gentile members. Today we now know that Lenin was Jewish and all of the leaders of his first government were Jews. They were Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev and Sverdlow. The wealthiest Jewish banker in the world at that time, Jacob Schiff of Kuhn, Loeb investment bank of New York City, gave Trotsky and Lenin $20 million to overthrow the Czar and establish the Soviet tyranny (according to the of February 3, 1949.)
CHURCHILL, WINSTON. 20th century British politician. In 1920, he wrote a long newspaper article of the recent Bolshevik seizure of Russia. After praising what he called the of Russia, he said: ILLUSTRATED SUNDAY HERALD, London, February 8, 1920.)
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The true miraculous aspect of Quran is its complete perfect law, guarantees happy life every mankind live on earth wants, and this explains people acceptance, loving and believing that it is from God Who knows what is for them anytime and anywhere. So Quran came with a distinctive law that convenient for every human because it fulfill his dreams. And this explains why people convert into Islam and believing in Mohammad as a prophet and messenger, and believing that Quran is Gods words revealed to Mohammad and because of that there were more Arab and non-Arab Muslims after Mohammad death and they are in increase because of what they felt of just, mercy and simplicity in his law and the effect of Quran on the life of people who believe in it
and the most important of all points is guiding people to worship only God- the creator, the All-Owner- and the disposer of all affairs- without a partner and for that He sent messengers and sent down holy books
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