In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


Are Muslims “more violent” than others?

By: Juan Cole Source: Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions. Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States. As for political violence, people of Christian heritage in the twentieth century polished off tens of millions of people in the two world wars and colonial repression. This massive carnage did not occur because European Christians are worse than or different from other human beings, but because they were the first to industrialize war and pursue a national model. Sometimes it is argued that they did not act in the name of religion but of nationalism. But,...

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Palestinian killed by Israeli commandos disguised as Arabs

By:  Al Jazeera Source:  Al Jazeera An elite Israeli military force that operates undercover stormed the al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron and shot dead a 27-year-old Palestinian, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. Abdullah al-Shalaldeh was killed by five rounds fired early Thursday after 21 members of the elite unit – known as Mustaarabin – barged into the hospital room of his cousin, Azzam al-Shalaldeh, a ministry statement said. The commandos wanted to question Azzam – who required surgery after earlier being shot by Israeli security forces – and his cousin tried to prevent them from doing so when the Israelis opened fire.  Following the killing of Abdullah, the...

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Palestine: blessed land of blessed people

By: MyIslaam Source: MyIslaam In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. Abu Huraira narrates: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Do not set out on a journey except for three Mosques i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram (Makkah), the Mosque of Allah’s Apostle (Madeenah) , and the Mosque of Al-Aqsa (Jerusalem).” [Bukhari] A multitude of Prophets have lived, died and been buried in the sacred Palestinian soil, while others have passed the land leaving their blessed traces. It is a site of significant historic events and the place for major prophesised events near the Day of Judgment which are both detailed in the holy Quran and many Ahadith of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace and...

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