Do the Right Thing, Right Here, Right Now

Posted: April 19, 2008 in Uncategorized
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As everyone knows by now, I have recently been on a campaign to surgically de-construct the fabrications, deceit, and outright LIES of confessed terrorist fund raiser Sami Al Arian. Truth be told, I have other things to do, and only took up this issue after being challenged to prove a number of assertions I made in the course of exposing the “immigrant Muslim Syndicate”. I feel confident that I have done that.

What was most troubling and indeed disconcerting to me in examining that issue was discovering a sense of shock and disbelief, experienced by not a few in the community, that a Muslim would expose the criminality and profound mendacity of one of their own in public. The notion among those who think and feel this way seems to be “protect a Muslim even if he is wrong“. This completely erroneous conception of religion only underscores how far we Muslims have strayed from the straight path of Al Islam.

Our religion teaches us to be upright, honest, and most importantly, just. It also teaches us that Muslims are not angels, and can at times even be susceptible to criminality. So yes, Muslims will be found committing murder, slander, theft, fornication and adultery, drug and alcohol abuse, and – in today’s world – terrorism, and did so even in the time of the Prophet. So why do we now feign a type of shock and disbelief that a fellow Muslim in good conscience decided to stand for what he believed to be right?

Has it now become a tenet of our religion that however outrageous and repugnant the offense, a Muslim is to keep his mouth shut if it happens to be committed by another Muslim? Carrying that twisted logic further still, it is then argued that “Islam and the Muslims would be harmed” by reporting or commenting on the crimes of the disreputable members (criminals) of our community, and that remaining quiet in the face of wrong constitutes some type “Islamic unity”. Reporting criminal Muslims to the authorities is characterised as turning “snitch” or “taking our affairs to the “kafirs”. How many of our sisters have endured physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their husbands for years, believing it wrong to go to the municipal authorities – the “kuffar” as they say – after the community was unable to resolve their affair Islamically. All matters of justice must be deferred til the establishment of the “Islamic State”. Let me just say here that if this community is going to make real progress in this country, Blackamerican Muslims especially, this type of thinking must be repudiated and discredited.

That is because it is precisely this type of corrupt thinking that allows criminals like Sami Al Arian (who on numerous occasions openly praised terror attacks on children and women), and dare I say HUNDREDS of others in the American Muslim community, to get away with literally murder, and afterwards seek refuge among the law abiding of us in a well-founded, however fraudulent belief that “a Muslim will never “rat” on another Muslim”. We must purge our community of these lawbreakers and send a clear message that henceforth we’re turning them over if they’re dirty. Enough is enough!

“Never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves”

We are not held accountable for the absence of an “Islamic State” – nor do I even have a clear notion of what that term means anymore – but we are held accountable for “enjoining the good and forbidding the evil” in the here and now, under the laws in which we live.

I was sent the public records of the Al-Arian trial and I feel it my duty to tell the Muslims that they are blindly defending someone who admitted to helping terrorists. This is why I implore all of those who are going around defending this man to read the public records

– Transcript of plea agreement hearing

– Guilty Plea Transcript (Please notice in the sentencing hearing that the Judge asked him were any promises made to him and Sami answered “No”)

– Judge Moody’s Order to enforce plea agreement

“But when it came to blowing up women and children on buses, did you leap into action then? Did you offer to form a committee to protect the innocent? Did you call your fellow directors and enlist their aid in stopping the bombing or even stop the targeting of the innocent? No. You lifted not one finger, made not one phone call. To the contrary, you laughed when you heard about the bombings, what you euphemistically call ‘operations.” You even pleaded for donations to pay for more such operations.” – Judge Moody

– Sentencing Transcript

– 11th Circuit Court Opinion confirming that he must testify

If you are interested in knowing the facts, please read it all before jumping to emotional conclusions. I’ll have further analysis on the documents later

Comments
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  3. Sister Seeking says:

    “As everyone knows by now, I have recently been on a campaign to surgically de-construct the fabrications, deceit, and outright LIES of confessed terrorist fund raiser Sami Al Arian. Truth be told, I have other things to do, and only took up this issue after being challenged to prove a number of assertions I made in the course of exposing the “immigrant Muslim Syndicate”. I feel confident that I have done that.”

    SS: Brother Abdur Rahman, I have to be honest with you, and tell you your campaign will be very difficult for a number of reasons, one being President Jimmy Carter’s recognizing Hamas in the peace talks with Israel. The weight, and creditability President Carter brings to the table speaks volumes about whom governments the world over, consider terrorists. Do you remember the part in the movie “Malcolm X” where brother Banes tells Malcolm that “a mans good deeds outweigh his bad deeds?” The Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Hezbollah are providing emergency social services, and security to: women, children, and the elderly. Apart of the problem in the modern world is defining and determining who or what a terrorist is. Let me make it clear that I do believe any one can provide social services with out murdering some body else. As a BAM, I do not believe this is my issue outside of supporting the protection of the Masjid Al- Aqsa, and social services to the children.

    “What was most troubling and indeed disconcerting to me in examining that issue was discovering a sense of shock and disbelief, experienced by not a few in the community, that a Muslim would expose the criminality and profound mendacity of one of their own in public. The notion among those who think and feel this way seems to be “protect a Muslim even if he is wrong“. This completely erroneous conception of religion only underscores how far we Muslims have strayed from the straight path of Al Islam.”

    SS: I have been spreading the word about your blog. I recently discussed the Al-Arian case with another BAM family asking them did or would they support him. This family happens to have a family member that is a member of a masjid in which some of the men have been incarcerated for terrorist related charges. Her answer was interesting: “HELL NO! I’d have to thoroughly research the case, verify all facts, and think about the safety and livelihood of my family first, and foremost.” The sister went on to explain how the families (some sisters having never worked, can’t speak English, no education) are struggling financially, and emotionally while their husband is away. Their children will experience growing up with out a farther, while their wives ring their hands until or if their husband is released. What I found “interesting” about her response was “be it a Muslim or a kafir, a Muslim is to always take the side of the oppressed as Allah s.w.t. answers the dua of the oppressed.” What I love about our deen and our Lord is that Allah’s attributes are clear in the Qur’an: Allah is the ALL knowing, and the ALL hearing. I ended the conversation knowing that she felt he is being oppressed. This mentality in the Muslim community reminds me of BA’s who are poor performers on the job; commit crimes; or breach contracts only to cry “RACISM.” Civil rights and civil liberties are abused and misused for corrupt agendas. It’s sad when one considers the blood, and tears it took to get them!

    “We are not held accountable for the absence of an “Islamic State” – nor do I even have a clear notion of what that term means anymore – but we are held accountable for “enjoining the good and forbidding the evil” in the here and now, under the laws in which we live.”

    SS: Alhamdilal hir rub Alameen! More of us need to make it clear that apart of obeying the sacred law is obeying the laws of the land we live in. I know that Hamza Yusuf has lectured on this many times. One reason there is such a disregard for the laws of land amongst BAM’s is so that “some” BAM men can practice polygamy, and serial marriage.

  4. Sister Seeking says:

    “Has it now become a tenet of our religion that however outrageous and repugnant the offense, a Muslim is to keep his mouth shut it happens to be committed by another Muslim? Carrying that twisted logic further still, it is then argued that “Islam and the Muslims would be harmed” by reporting or commenting on the crimes of the disreputable members (criminals) of our community, and that remaining quiet in the face of wrong constitutes some type “Islamic unity”.”

    SS: Are people awake? Islam doesn’t have a positive reputation; it’s so bad that being called a Muslim is almost like being called some type of epithet or slur. If people are referring to our civil liberties, and safety I could understand the concern but if this is about controlling some ones else’s perception of us that’s a problem.

  5. […] involvement in and did not inspire the recent articles Umar Lee has written on his blog criticizing Abdur-Rahman Muhammad for his defense of the government in their continued incarceration of Dr. Sami al-Arian and his […]

  6. Sabir says:

    What do you hope to accomplish by attacking Dr. Sami Al-Arian in this way? Are you aware of the fact that this man has been held in solitary confinement since 2003 under the most deplorable of conditions? Don’t you know that even in this day and age of widespread fear and hostility towards Muslims in America, the government couldn’t convince a non-Muslim Florida jury that Dr. Al-Arian had committed any crime? Do you not realize that the government’s campaign against Dr. Al-Arian has been condemned by numerous leaders and organizations, both Muslim and non-Muslim? Even if what you claim about him is true, what threat does he now pose in his current state of incarceration? Exactly what interest of the Muslim community does this slanderous diatribe serve?

    I agree with a lot of what you have to say about the Muslim community and recognize the need to draw attention to those leaders whose character and motives are suspect, but when you attack an imprisoned Muslim leader who is supported by the overwhelming majority of the mainstream Muslim community, you lose all credibility. And that’s a shame, because you have some intelligent things to say on other subjects.

    BTW, If you are arguing that Dr. Al-Arian’s plea bargain serves as some sort of proof that he’s a criminal who should be thrown under the bus, then you are either clueless or disingenuous. I’m sure that if you were imprisoned and separated from your family for 5 years as part of a relentless government campaign, you would feel differently.

  7. Sabir

    “Even if what you claim about him is true…”

    What I say about him is true, about that there is no doubt! What you don’t realize is that I am on a campaign to destroy this fraudulent kind of argumentation which says that whatever the “mainstream” says must be true. I don’t give a damn about the so-called mainstream because as I have demonstrated on numerous occassions, it is led by liars like Sami Al Arian.

    Sabir, we are called to stand for righteousness! Right is right and wrong is wrong, no matter who is involved. If a man ADMITS to having supported terrorists, as Sami has, I have no use for him no matter how much he screams he’s a Muslim. By the way, there is no “wide spread fear and hostility towards Muslims in America” as you claim. The only reason you believe something so irrational is because creeps like Sami keep screaming that, offering only their own criminal cases as proof.

    Let me just say this to you Sabir, if things are so damn bad in this country for Muslims why don’t you vote with your feet and get the hell out. I’m tired of this crap.

  8. mtakbar says:

    Salaam,

    This an interesting blog, I never knew it existed. I will not speak on anything else yet but the absurd, disingenous argument that “there is no wide spread fear and hostility towards Muslims in America.” So Islamophobia is a figment of the imagination? Hate crimes perpetrated in increasing and alarming numbers are figments of our imagination? Polls indicating that 70% of Americans believe Islam is evil are figments of our imagination? Muslim activists and pioneers who are slandered by hatemongers and right wingers like those who link to your site are figments of our imagination? Those in jail, the government wicth hunts, torture, and on and on….

    You seem to think that anyone who recognizes these injustices and this disease in society should leave. That is the cowardly way! No, we must stand our ground and fight for our rights and this is not self-victimization this is the reality and we can be critical of our leaders and the ills in the community while also striving for our rights. So on that Sabir is on point!

  9. […] hope other Muslims, esp. those who already found him guilty, can take the blessed month of Ramadan and this news of his bail to reevaluate their stance, and […]

  10. verbage says:

    Allahu akbar! Dr. Sami is free.

  11. ar.m says:

    Allahu akbar! Dr. Sami is free.

  12. Z T says:

    ARM barks
    What I say about him is true, about that there is no doubt!

    What you have shown is that you your god-damn self are liar. That is your modus operandi .The fact of the matter is you and your government had NOTHING on him … you provide fabrications like the fake WMD and the fake OBL videos. Here is the end all of this, and please shut the hell up with your lies.

    – Dr. Al-Arian, a nationally recognized activist for American civil rights and Palestine, was arrested on February 20, 2003 on bloated charges of terrorism; his arrest and subsequent trial was the first major test case of the PATRIOT Act.

    – Alexander Cockburn has noted, this trial “featured eighty government witnesses (including twenty-one from Israel) and 400 intercepted phone calls (the result of a decade of surveillance and half a million recorded calls). One bit of evidence consisted of a conversation a co-defendant had with Al-Arian in his dream.”

    – In December 2005, after 10 years of federal investigation and a six-month trial, which cost the taxpayers 50 million dollars, a Florida jury refused to return a single guilty verdict against Dr. Al-Arian.

    – In a special two-page article about Dr. Al-Arian, TIME magazine reported that years of FBI investigation offered “no real links between al-Arian and terrorist acts. Nonetheless, says a former FBI supervisor involved in the case, in late 2002 word came down from Ashcroft to build an al-Arian indictment. “We were in shock, but those were our marching orders,” says the supervisor, who felt that the Justice Department was rushing to indict before it had really appraised the evidence. (‘When terror charges just won’t stick”, TIME, December 19, 2005, pp. 46-47)

    – On May 1, 2006, the Justice Department agreed that Dr. al Arian should be released within 30 days, and further agreed to assist in his voluntary departure from the country without other conditions, in exchange for a guilty plea to one non-violent offense.

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