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10-03-2016, 03:45 AM #1
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Muslims from all over the world anticipate the annual three-day celebration of a historical event that took place thousands of years ago during the time of Prophet Abraham [pbuh]1. This occasion, known as Eid-ul-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, is a representation of two significant Islamic events: the culmination of the Hajj (or pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia), and the sacrifice that God (Allah) commanded to Prophet Abraham of his beloved son, Ismail.

Allah has ordained that every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it must perform the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. Several main rituals constitute the framework of this experience: 1. Tawaf (circumambulating the Kabah2 seven times); 2. Sa’i (walking between the mounds of Safa and Marwah seven times); 3. supplicating to Allah at Arafat (the place where Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] gave his farewell speech, proclaiming the final seal of Islam, and where Muslims believe they will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment); and 4. stoning the pillars that symbolize Satan at Mina (the place where Satan repeatedly challenged Abraham to disobey Allah’s command to sacrifice his son).

Each of these prescribed acts is a step in the pilgrim’s arduous journey towards spiritual cleansing. When the pilgrim successfully executes these acts in the prescribed manner with the utmost sincerity and humility, all his/her prior sins are forgiven. The final ritual that pilgrims must perform, signifying the completion of these acts, is the sacrifice of a domestic animal.

In addition to denoting the completion of the hajj, Eid-ul-Adha honors the monumental sacrifice that was to be made by Prophet Abraham. Abraham was ordered by Allah to sacrifice his dearly-beloved son, Ismail, as a test of obedience. Abraham willingly submitted to Allah’s command, wherein Allah, by His Mercy, replaced Ismail at the moment of sacrifice with a lamb.

Abraham’s selfless act of obedience is commemorated by the sacrifice of a domestic animal such as a lamb, sheep, cow, or goat, the meat of which is then distributed to relatives, neighbors, and the poor. In parts of the world that preclude Muslims from personally sacrificing an animal, Muslims donate money to charitable organizations, which then sacrifice the animal on their behalf and distribute the meat to the poor.

https://www.whyislam.org/on-faith/festiv...sacrifice/

Men, women, and children are expected to dress in their finest clothing to perform Eid prayer in a large congregation in an open waqf ("stopping") field called Eidgah or mosque. Affluent Muslims who can afford it sacrifice their best halal domestic animals (usually a cow, but can also be a camel, goat, sheep, or ram depending on the region) as a symbol of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his only son.

The sacrificed animals, called aḍḥiya (Arabic: أضحية‎‎), known also by the Perso-Arabic term qurbāni, have to meet certain age and quality standards or else the animal is considered an unacceptable sacrifice.

This tradition accounts for the slaughter of more than 100 million animals in only two days of Eid. In Pakistan alone nearly ten million animals are slaughtered on Eid days costing over US$3 billion.

The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_al-Adha

ISIS celebrates’ Eid by butchering prisoners ‘like sheep’ in slaughterhouse atrocity dubbed their ‘worst ever execution video’

ISIS has marked Eid by hanging dozens of prisoners upside down from meat hooks and ‘butchering them like sheep’ in a gruesome new execution video.

In one sickening scene, men accused of being US spies are filmed having their throats cut in a slaughter house in Deir ez-Zor, north-eastern Syria.

The video, named ‘The Making of Illusion’ was released on the first day of the Muslim holy time of Eid al-Adha and, bizarrely, features short clips showing actors Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise in the 2015 movie Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

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ISIS has marked Eid by hanging dozens of prisoners upside down from meat hooks and ‘butchering them like sheep’ in a gruesome new execution video. An executioner can be seen brandishing a large knife.

The footage was included in a montage of films supposedly intended to represent spy activity. ISIS uses the video to mock foreign intelligence services, it has been reported.

Abu Mohammed, founder of the human rights group ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’, described the grisly film as ‘the worst video we saw’ and that humans were butchered ‘like sheep’.

At one point in the film, an executioner wearing a white outfit carries two prisoners on each arm through the slaughter house before slitting their throats over a metal grate where, normally, the blood of slaughtered animals would drain away.

Graphic footage also shows them hanging upside down by their feet from meat hooks with their throats cut while others awaiting execution are hoisted up in the same position.

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At one point in the film, an executioner wearing a white outfit carries two prisoners on each arm before slitting their throats over a metal grate where the blood of slaughtered animals would usually drain away.

The 12-minute video also features images of past ISIS executions as well as recent terror atrocities.

Photos of the Eiffel Tower in Paris are used along with images from the aftermath of the Nice terror attack.

The holy festival, also known as the ‘feast of sacrifice’ commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim – also known as Abraham to Christians and Jews – to sacrifice his son before God stayed his hand.

During the three-day holiday – which began yesterday – livestock is slaughtered and part of the meat is distributed to the poor.

https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/201...terhouses/
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10-03-2016, 03:57 AM #2
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Salam meltbanana


ISIS : A CIA Creation to Justify War Abroad and Repression at Home

Through terrifying headlines and shocking videos, ISIS is being used as a tool to justify war in the Middle East and to cause fear and panic worldwide. No, this is not a “crazy conspiracy theory”, it is simply the oldest trick in the book. ISIS was created by the very forces that are fighting it.



Ever since the creation of democratic nations – where public opinion somewhat matters – the political class is faced with a dilemma: War is needed to gain power, riches, and control, but the general public has a tendency to be against it. What to do? The answer was found decades ago and is still used successfully today: Create an enemy so terrifying that the masses will beg their government to go to war.



This is why ISIS exists. This is why the beheading videos are so “well-produced” and publicized worldwide through mainstream media. This is why news sources regularly come up with alarmist headlines about ISIS. They are used to serve the best interests of the world elite. The current objectives are: Sway public opinion to favor the invasion of countries in the Middle East, provide a pretext for “coalition” intervention across the world, and manufacture a domestic threat that will be used to take away rights and increase surveillance. In short, ISIS is yet another instance of the age-old tactic of creating a terrifying enemy to scare the masses.


“Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.”


– Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard


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http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantrepor...sion-home/



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Paris False Flag

http://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/we...economist/



Nice False Flag


http://vigilantcitizen.com/forums/showth...p?tid=3545




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What you gonna come up with next in your desperation?


9/11 was orchestrated by cavemen??


Let's talk Human Sacrifice



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(10-02-2016, 10:51 PM)blue forest Wrote:  I never thought I would say this, but we need more Nazis in the world to make this a better place!



He hates Jews, Muslims and blacks... Yup, that is Meltbanana alright
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“The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.”


― Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History





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10-03-2016, 08:22 AM #3
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You learn something new every day. I hadn't known that animal sacrifice was part of the ritual...

Quote:Each of these prescribed acts is a step in the pilgrim’s arduous journey towards spiritual cleansing. When the pilgrim successfully executes these acts in the prescribed manner with the utmost sincerity and humility, all his/her prior sins are forgiven. The final ritual that pilgrims must perform, signifying the completion of these acts, is the sacrifice of a domestic animal.

...of spiritual cleansing in the pilgrim's arduous journey and that more than 100 million animals are slaughtered in just two days of Eid, the festival of sacrifice.

Under the topic pops us ISIS Eid celebratory human sacrifice information, members can make up their own minds how to interpret that.

I ask you kindly just one time Tarikko not to refer to me in personally derogatory names.

There is no need to go into Christ's death on the Cross as that has been well explained elsewhere in the forum.
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10-03-2016, 08:28 AM #4
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Drum ROLL.....


22:37

"Their meat will not reach Allah , nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you. Thus have We subjected them to you that you may glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and give good tidings to the doers of good."


Those animals are slaughtered for ONE REASON ONLY to FEED the Hungry


This is in other words charity. Feeding the poor.



Whereas,

Here you have blood sacrifice to appease an angry god and get to live a "do as thy wilt" life... a carte blanche to sin






Can you note the difference or is it beyond your mental capabilities?
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“The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.”


― Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History





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10-03-2016, 08:42 AM #5
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Blue Forest, is a weird one. She defends women in the anti-feminist thread by Ceebee but has a boner when it comes to Islam and immigration. Is this a new kind of liberal/conservative hybrid that exists? Genuinely curious.

Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu alaihi wasalam) said:

"My similitude and that of the life of this world is that of a traveler who took a rest at mid-day under a shade of a tree and then left it."       (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and al-Hakim)

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10-03-2016, 09:46 AM #6
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Now here is something you don't see everyday on Yahood!



Committee On Homeland Security: Was The Prophet Of Islam A Warmonger And Terrorist?



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Following a spate of terror-related incidences, the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security recently held a session called “Identifying the Enemy: Radical Islamist Terror”. Several commentators and experts in the causes of radicalization spoke at the hearing. Some had valuable inputs and feedback, while others were gravely mistaken. Muslims US Congressman Keith Ellison and Professor Sahar Aziz voiced their deep concern of legitimizing extremists by terming their ideology as ‘Islamic’ or ‘Islamist’ effectively aiding their recruitment campaigns while generating Islamophobia and marginalization of Muslims at large.

However, Shireen Qudosi, a self-proclaimed Muslim reformer, stated during the hearing that the founder-prophet of the religion, Muhammad, had elements to his prophetic life that were ‘warmongering’ and ‘terrorism’. Much as the statement is bizarre and incoherent for someone who claims to be a Muslim, Ms. Qudosi echoed the not unfamiliar narrative ― while Muhammad lived in Mecca he kept a peaceful and persevering practice which took a radical and militant turn upon migration to Medina from which contemporary extremist movements draw their ideology and validation.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The military engagements undertaken by the prophet of Islam were firmly grounded in their moral disposition to defend fundamental freedoms and human rights against undue oppression and aggression.

Whereas this Mecca versus Medina narrative if oft touted in discussion and dialogue on extremist ideology, little is understood about why Muhammad faced opposition in Mecca and then gained the invitation to serve as Chief Arbitrator of Medina and the military engagements that followed in its aftermath.




The Meccan Years



When Muhammad announced himself as a prophet of God and began proselytizing Islam in Mecca, he faced severe opposition and persecution. Muhammad preached monotheism whereas Arab culture of the time was immersed in polytheism. Mecca hosted a lucrative socio-economic platform based on idolatry and pilgrimage that brought with it traders and festivals from Yemen to Damascus. While Mecca was economically affluent and robust, it suffered grave social grievances such as female infanticide, misogyny and nepotism. When Muhammad pursued the rights of women, welfare for the poor and access for all to equity and justice, he clashed with Meccan authorities who saw him as a threat to the status quo.

Over a period of thirteen years, the persecution intensified including an economic and social boycott, torture and even an assassination attempt on Muhammad. The Muslims were ultimately compelled to seek migration. It is at this time that Muhammad is reported to have been met by a delegation from Medina with an incredible offer.



Invitation to Medina



When Muhammad was extended the offer to serve as Chief Arbitrator at Medina, he had no military experience and had never advocated a militant rebellion against his persecutors. There were other relevant reasons to tap him for the job. Medina was a city torn by tribal strife and conflict. It was a multi-ethnic community with Jewish tribes, Polytheists and some heterodox Christians. Muhammad was a believer in the Biblical prophets and monotheistic (like the Jews in Medina) yet he was raised in a polytheist society. The Muslim community was new and had fresh converts from all the backgrounds found in Medina. Further, despite bitter persecution in Mecca, Muhammad never compromised his principles and advocacy for reform and human rights. This profile and circumstance made Muhammad the ideal candidate for leadership at Medina.

The Meccans were furious!

Not only had the Islamic movement survived the persecution but it now had a robust political and leadership platform in Medina poised to yield and expand. They took to looting the properties of Muslims in Mecca and bound them on caravans to be sold off in Damascus.



The Medina Years




Given the trust and privilege placed in him, Muhammad’s immediate task at Medina was to forge a cohesive set of agreements and accords that would bring the city’s feuding tribes onto a common and functional platform of governance. The culmination of this effort was so great that academics and historians have opined this may well be the first act of a state constitution based on the principles of freedom of conscience and equality of the citizenry ― The Constitution of Medina. The constitutional principles were smack from verses of the Quran. Verse 2:257 of the Quran (revealed at Medina, not Mecca) states Let there be no compulsion in religion (freedom of conscience) and verse 4:136 states Be strict in observing justice, and be witnesses for Allah, even though it be against yourselves, parents or kindred…weather he be rich or poor… act equitably (equality under the law).

As such, Muhammad is honored by the US Supreme Court of Justice as one of the greatest law administrators of history. Author Michael Hart wrote that he picked Muhammad as the most influential person in history because not only was he successful as a religious leader but also a secular one. Perhaps no testimony can be greater than that of Mahatma Gandhi, arguably the greatest peaceful protester of history.





War



Given the severe opposition of the Meccans, the feudal environment in Arabia at the time and the protracted warfare between Rome and Persia on the Arabia border, the Muslims found themselves, inexorably, in the theater of war. Yet the core theological grounds for engaging war defined in Quran 22:40 reinforce the protection of freedom of religion: Permission to fight is given to those against whom war is made…who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’…. And if Allah did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft commemorated.

‘Warmonger’ and ‘terrorist’ are highly derogatory terms used to denote someone who engages in warfare and violence for naked aggression akin to criminality. To call Muhammad, whose legacy extended far beyond the battlefield, a warmonger and a terrorist is to call defending fundamental freedoms and human rights as warmongering and terrorism. Not only is this narrative historically wrong, it has severe repercussions in terms of marginalizing Muslims and the Islamic faith.

If the Committee on Homeland Security really wants to decipher the root causes of extremist violence and seek real solutions with the inclusion of the Muslim community, it should propagate the true legacy of the founder of the Islamic faith and emphatically remove it from the extremist narrative—nothing will do the extremist ideology greater harm.




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This post was last modified: 10-03-2016, 10:08 AM by Tarikko.


“The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.”


― Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History





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