St. Anthony's Reunion Dinner, 8th November 2008, Teluk Intan- Images - Republished 19th Sept 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021
The St. Anthony's School had its humble beginnings way back in 1932, in a wooden shack adjoining the St Anthony's Catholic Church.
The founder of this humble cradle of learning was a zealous French missionary priest, Father Bonamy.
The School was named after St. Anthony of Padua, Italy - one of the most revered saints of the Catholics - greatly admired for his charitable work for the poor and for his love of children. St. Anthony is regarded as the most eloquent practitioners of 'CARITAS NON FICTA', the school motto, which means "Charity without hypocrisy". If the video does NOT work here, watch it on You Tube.
We had our annual dinner last Saturday (8th Nov 2008) in Teluk Anson (Teluk Intan). A gathering of ex classmates and teachers, a wonderful rejoicing with great food and drinks. A time for raising money and a cheque of RM 10,000 was presented to our beloved school where funds were required to refurbish it. This is an annual affair where the committee works very hard to make this a success.
The old boys at the event managed to raise another few thousand ringgit by belting out songs for the renovation of the Anthonian Chapel. Former Rev Bro Finian Monteiro was there, The most amazing sight to behold was Mr Felix Goh our Primary 5 teacher, belting out a couple of oldies. The company was great, the friends and teachers like "old wine", we savoured every moment of the time in their company. The committee have made hughmongous sacrifices both in time and money, so selfless in reaching out to the others, just like the Anthonian motto, "Caritas Non Ficta, which means "Charity Without Hypocrisy".
Special mention goes to Eng Hui, Suppiah, KC Yuen, Nanda, Dass, Muthu and many more behind the scenes, thank you very much. See you all next year!
Would you not vote for Harapan? - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Malaysiakini : “Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” - James Baldwin
COMMENT | Ambiga Sreenevasan, in her latest piece, writes that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) has given us time for valuable introspection. Pakatan
Harapan supporters have been emailing and texting me, talking about the
apathy that has been setting in. Does Harapan really care about people
who vote for them, one asked?
is the thing. Harapan showed no interest in the feelings of the base
when it was in power. Harapan was exactly the kind of government BN
was, the only difference was that the Harapan base – at least some of
them – could indulge their fantasies of former prime minister Najib
Abdul Razak in an orange or purple jumpsuit.
I mean most of us who
endorsed Harapan also endorsed someone, who was not only defined as a
tyrant but also someone who was at one time an existential threat to
this country. At that time and maybe even now, Kua Kia Soong is probably
the last few honest men in Malaysia.
Beyond that, the old
maverick had everyone wrapped around his fingers and Harapan was not
only busy strengthening institutions of repressions but also cavalierly
dismissing anyone who was reminding the government of the day to carry
I mean everyone was saying that BN had decades to
screw up the system, so Harapan needed more time. Everyone except people
like Penang Deputy Chief Minister P Ramasamy and Sungai Pelek
assemblyperson Ronnie Liu, who suddenly found themselves targets from
their own coalition because they were unafraid to shout out that the
emperor had no clothes.
Viktor Orbán Gives Our MoFo Idiotic Pope Warning About Mass Migration to the West
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Vlad Tepes : Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán asked Pope Francis not
to let Christianity “perish” as he gave him a gift that challenged the
the Supreme Pontiff’s advocacy for mass immigration.
PM Orbán met Pope Francis and presented a letter that King Béla IV wrote for Pope Innocent IV in 1250. The King warned of the looming threat of the Tatar invasion and called for the unity of Europe. He was ignored. 35 yrs later HU fended off the Tatars with great bloodshed. pic.twitter.com/PS8JPTJ4my
“At the meeting on Sunday, according to state media, Orban even
handed the Pope a provocative gift: A copy of a letter from a
13th-century Hungarian king to then-Pope Innocent IV, asking for Rome’s
help to defeat an onslaught of foreign invaders — an apparent reference
to migrants in the 21st century,” reports CBS News.
Balazs Orban, Deputy Minister for the Prime Minister’s Office described the historical importance of the letter on Twitter.
“PM Orbán met Pope Francis and presented a letter that King Béla IV
wrote for Pope Innocent IV in 1250,” he wrote. “The King warned of the
looming threat of the Tatar invasion and called for the unity of Europe.
He was ignored. 35 yrs later Hungary fended off the Tatars with great
However, Pope Francis is unlikely to change his mind and this was emphasized when he told a crowd in Budapest that Hungarians should “extend their arms to everyone,” referring to migrants and refugees.
Harapan did not sell out with MOU - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Malaysiakini : If government were a product, selling it would be illegal.” - PJ O'Rourke
The easy line here is that you cannot sell out if you do not have any
principles in the first place. I mean some Pakatan Harapan political
operatives talk about political frogs as anathema to democracy but take
this “hear no evil, see no evil” stance when it comes to opposition
leader Anwar Ibrahim attempting his various counter coups.
this idea of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as a means to constrain
former Umno prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, merely reflects the kind
of personality instead of policy politics that is driving Harapan.
it sounds absurd, you claim you are working for the rakyat but then say
that this is a political strategy to constrain your political opponent,
especially since Anwar was sniffing around personalities of the court
cluster hoping to hitch a ride to Putrajaya and Harapan did not seem to
have an issue with this.
I Would Like To See Members Of The Congress Party Go To Jail - Dr. Subramanian Swamy
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
"We want them to be alive because we want to see them go to jail on corruption charges.. " Ultimate
Time and again he showed enormous guts to question/condemn corrupt practices of Congress and Nehru Family. Excellent speech with facts. He is the most courageous politician in India. The Gandhi family has ruined India through their incompetence and corruption on a gigantic scale. Hope they get convicted and rot in jails for the rest of their lives.
The Lesson of the Afghanistan Debacle By Hugh Fitzgerald
Jihad Watch : Jonathan Ariel argues that the American debacle in Afghanistan can be
traced back to Washington’s failure, decades ago, to confront Pakistan
over its support of the Taliban, which has sometimes been hidden but
never wavered. His analysis is here.
The seeds of the humiliating American withdrawal
from Afghanistan were laid shortly after the post 9/11 US invasion of
the country, when the United States refrained from confronting Pakistan
over its continued support of its Taliban proxy.
The Taliban was founded in 1980 as a joint US-Pakistani-Saudi
effort to combat Soviet troops in Afghanistan shortly after the USSR’s
invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979.
Pakistan provided the geographical base and an almost endless
supply of manpower, primarily Pashtuns, who comprise about 40% to 45%
of Afghanistan and approximately 20% of Pakistan. About 85% of them live
in “Pashtunistan,” which straddles the Durand Line. The United States
provided the weapons while Saudi Arabia provided the funding to buy
those weapons and cover the costs of maintaining Afghan refugee camps in
The Pashtun-dominated Taliban rapidly emerged as the biggest
and best-armed component of the mujahideen, the umbrella organization of
Afghan rebels fighting Soviet troops in Afghanistan….
The Taliban consists almost entirely of ethnic Pashtuns, who are
spread between Afghanistan and Pakistan; the border – demarcated by the
Durand Line – does not exist for them; they cross the porous border at
Pashtuns from Pakistan helped Afghani Pashtuns in the “Taliban”
movement that the U.S., Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia together created to
fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. That effort proved successful; the
Taliban turned out to be the most numerous and best fighters against the
Russians in Afghanistan.
When 9/11 Was a Day of Victory and Pride by Raymond Ibrahim
Raymond Ibrahim : Another 9/11 anniversary has just passed. It was an especially
painful one, considering that those implicated in the attacks that
killed more than 3,000 Americans two decades earlier are not only free,
but back in power—and armed to the teeth with U.S. weaponry—in
Afghanistan, namely, the Taliban.
The gloating from millions of Muslim sympathizers around the world has also never been greater than on this 20th anniversary of 9/11. But
it wasn’t always like this on September 11. Accordingly, and since we
apparently cannot look to the present for solace or satisfaction on this
date, let us look back. As it happens, a major jihadist terror campaign
was defeated before—and celebrated on—September 11: the Ottoman siege
of the Mediterranean island of Malta.
Even more ironically, the
situation was the exact opposite of today: Those defending the tiny
island were immensely weaker and outnumbered in comparison to their
Islamic foe; but, through a superhuman effort, they actually prevailed. After
declaring jihad in the spring of 1565, 30,000 Turks, armed to the teeth
and with all sorts of heavy artillery, descended on the tiny island of
Malta, which was defended by a few thousand shabbily armed Maltese men,
under the leadership of the Knights of Saint John (formerly the Knights
Hospitallers), the Turks’ bane.
And here is where the difference
lay: If the Europeans were vastly outnumbered, they also had much
manlier leadership than we are familiar with. Enter Jean Parisot de
Valette (1494–1568), the Grand Master of the Knights: “His disposition
is rather sad,” wrote a contemporary, but “for his age [seventy-one], he
is very robust” and “very devout.” As the Muslim sails approached, he
explained to his men what was at stake: “A formidable army composed of
audacious barbarians is descending on this island,” he warned; “these
persons, my brothers, are the enemies of Jesus Christ. Today it is a
question of the defense of our Faith as to whether the book of the
Evangelist [the Gospel] is to be superseded by that of the Koran? God on
this occasion demands of us our lives, already vowed to His service.
Happy will those be who first consummate this sacrifice.”
Turks arrived, they subjected the tiny Mediterranean island to what was
then the heaviest nonstop bombardment any locale had been subjected to
in history. “With the roar of the artillery and the arquebuses, the
hair-raising screams, the smoke and fire and flame,” a chronicler wrote,
“it seemed that the whole world was at the point of exploding.” The
vastly outnumbered and soon wearied defenders, who were ordered to
“fight bravely and sell their lives to the barbarians as dearly as
possible,” did just that; and for every Christian killed defending the
fort, numerous Muslim besiegers fell.
After reducing to rubble and
storming the fort of St. Elmo, the Turks sadistically slaughtered all
1,500 of its defenders: the Knights of Saint John “were hung upside down
from iron rings . . . and had their heads split, their chests open, and
their hearts torn out.” The Muslim commander, Mustafa, ordered their
mutilated corpses (along with one Maltese priest) nailed to wooden
crosses and set adrift to deride and demoralize the other onlooking
defenders. The terror tactic failed: The seventy-one-year-old
Valette delivered a thundering and defiant speech before the huddled
Christians, beheaded all Muslim prisoners, and fired their heads from
cannon at the Turkish besiegers.
The Ottomans continued to subject
the rest of the island to a sustained bombardment (some 130,000
cannonballs were fired in total). “I don’t know if the image of hell can
describe the appalling battle,” wrote a contemporary: “the fire, the
heat, the continuous flames from the flamethrowers and fire hoops; the
thick smoke, the stench, the disemboweled and mutilated corpses, the
clash of arms, the groans, shouts, and cries, the roar of the guns . . .
men wounding, killing, scrabbling, throwing one another back, falling
and firing.” Although the rest of the forts were reduced to
rubble, much Muslim blood was spilled for each inch gained; for “when
they got within arms’ reach the scimitar was no match for the long
two-handed sword of the Christians.” Desperate fighting spilled into the
streets, where even Maltese women and children participated.
‘He commanded us to believe in Allah or they will kill us’: Uganda Muslims screaming ‘Allahu akbar’ kill Christian
Jihad Watch : “Tambika’s father had mentored his son in how to share the gospel,
and area Muslims began monitoring Tambika’s movements after he led five
teenage Muslims to Christ…”
That is what likely led to the murder of Dante Tambika. Islamic law
forbids proselytizing for another religion and conversion to another
religion, on pain of death. “Muslim Extremists Kill 19-Year-Old Christian in Boat for His Faith,” Morning Star News, September 8, 2021:
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News)
– Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda last week boarded a boat in which
a young evangelist was fishing and killed him, sources said. Dante Tambika, also known as Patrick, was beaten and strangled to
death near Nankodo 3 village, Nankodo Sub-County, on Aug. 31 after he
and friends went out on Lake Lemwa, said Stephen Mukama, a survivor of
the attack. Tambika was 19.
Mukuma, Tambika and two other friends were walking toward the lake
when they realized five Muslim teenagers were following them, Mukama
said. They knew the five Muslims who stopped them, he said. “They tried to provoke us by calling us infidels and saying that they
were going to crush us just like Allah did to those who used to attack
their prophet, Muhammad,” Mukama said.
Italy: On anniversary of 9/11, Muslim migrant stabs five people, including 6-year-old child
Jihad Watch : Celebrate diversity! “Rimini, a Somali immigrant stabbed 5 people, including a child: he
was dying,” translated from “Rimini, immigrato somalo accoltella 5
persone, tra cui un bambino: è in fin di vita,” by Vittoria Fiore, Il Primato Nazionale, September 12, 2021 (thanks to Medforth):
Rimini, 12 Sep – Fear and madness in Rimini, where a
Somali immigrant stabbed five people, including a 6-year-old child who
now, hospitalized in an emergency, is on the verge of death. The crime
took place last night on the bus line 11 of the city of Romagna, and
more precisely in the Miramare district. Two controllers (two women)
approached the Somali citizen to ask him to buy a ticket. In response,
the immigrant pulled out a knife: he wounded both women in the middle of
the bus, with terrified passengers sounding the alarm. The man runs
away and, on the street, began to slash anyone who comes within range.
Among these is, in fact, a 6-year-old child, whose jugular was severed
by the immigrant.
Murderous rampage. Ambulances arrived at the scene of the crime: the two controllers, as reported by Resto del Carlino,
were immediately taken to the hospital in Cesena. One of the two women,
wounded in the neck, is in bad shape. Meanwhile, the Somali criminal,
fleeing through the streets of Rimini, tried to steal a car from two
motorists. But the various attempts failed. The police, meanwhile,
chased the man. Thanks to the indications of the witnesses, the agents
stopped the Metromare, and it was precisely there that the immigrant was
found, who was promptly immobilized and arrested.
Who is the Somali who terrorized Rimini Not much is known about the Somali who brought madness and terror to
Rimini. He is 26 years old, and his residence was a Red Cross facility. A
few months ago, he applied for refugee status. In the past, he had
already manifested an aggressive and violent character. At the time of
his arrest, he did not seem to have been under the influence of alcohol
or substances, but for this, confirmation of the analyzes will be
For now, therefore, the investigators are not ruling out any
leads, not even that of terrorism, since yesterday was a symbolic date:
the twentieth anniversary of September 11th.
Israel: Muslim stabs two Israelis in store next to Jerusalem Central Bus Station
Jihad Watch : Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Daoud Shehab said: “Acts of resistance
are a legitimate right of the Palestinian people, and we bless and
support this jihadist act.” “This jihadist act.” Yet analysts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
will continue to ignore the theology of Islamic jihad and the key role it plays in the conflict.
“Terror in Jerusalem: 2 injured in stabbing attack at Central Bus Station,” by Tzvi Joffre, Jerusalem Post, September 13, 2021:
בשעה 15:20 התקבל דיווח במוקד 101 של מד"א במרחב ירושלים על 2 פצועים מדקירה ברחוב יפו סמוך לתחנה המרכזית בירושלים. חובשים ופראמדיקים של מד"א מעניקים במקום טיפול רפואי ל 2 פצועים כבני 25 במצב בינוני. עדכון בהמשך. pic.twitter.com/LHnxvOsNq7
Two Israeli men were moderately injured in a stabbing
attack at a store next to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station in Jerusalem
on Monday. Two female Border Police patrol officers at the scene shot
and wounded the terrorist. The attacker was identified as 17-year-old Basil Shawamra from the
village of Deir al-Asal al-Fauqa near Hebron in the southern West Bank.
Two additional suspects were detained…. The attacker underwent surgery at Shaare Zedek after resuscitation attempts.
Gantz wished the victims a speedy recovery and praised the Border
Police officer who shot the terrorist, as well as the IDF soldiers who
thwarted a terrorist attack earlier in the day at the Gush Etzion
junction. Magen David Adom paramedic Shlomi Pinchas described the scene in the
capital’s thoroughfare, saying: “We arrived at the scene and there was a
big commotion. The two wounded were lying conscious and suffering from
stab wounds. We provided them with advanced medical care in the field
that included bandages, stopping the bleeding and medication, and
quickly evacuated them to the hospital as they were in moderate
Hamas praised the stabbing attack on Monday, saying: “The escalation
of stabbings in occupied Jerusalem, the shootings, the increasing
confrontations of popular anger in the West Bank and the demonstrations
in Gaza, come within the framework of the freedom intifada launched by
our Palestinian people in solidarity with the heroic prisoners and
confronting the brutality of the occupation against them.
“Sustaining the clash with the Zionist occupation and escalating the
pace of operations with various means and tools is the best option to
confront the Zionist occupation and force it to stop its crimes against
our people and our prisoners in the occupation prisons,” the terrorist
group said. Palestinian Islamic Jihad spokesman Daoud Shehab also responded to
the terrorist attack on Monday afternoon, saying: “The commando
operations in Jerusalem and the West Bank reflect the extent of the
rising popular anger as a result of the aggressive policies of the
occupation against the prisoners.”
Shehab warned that Israel would “pay a price for its arrogance,”
adding that, “Acts of resistance are a legitimate right of the
Palestinian people, and we bless and support this jihadist act and
salute all the revolutionaries in Jerusalem, the West Bank and
everywhere – and we affirm that resistance is the most capable approach
to deterring the occupation.” The attack came just hours after an attempted stabbing attack at the
Gush Etzion junction, in which IDF soldiers stopped a terrorist who
attempted to stab them. That attacker was also taken to Shaare Zedek
Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his hand.
Germany: Afghan Muslim migrant, 63, slashes throat of his wife, 28, in front of their children
Afghan Mohammad H. (63)
Jihad Watch : There is, of course, domestic violence in all cultures. So to post
this is just “Islamophobic,” right? Wrong: there is domestic violence in
all cultures, but only in one does it have divine sanction. Islam
doesn’t teach that man may kill his wife, but once you’ve allowed him to
beat her, accidents will happen.
The Qur’an teaches that men are superior to women and should beat
those from whom they “fear disobedience”: “Men have authority over women
because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they
spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard
their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from
whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart
and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34
Muhammad’s child bride, Aisha, says in a hadith that Muhammad “struck
me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: ‘Did you think
that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?’” — Sahih Muslim 2127
An another hadith states: “Rifa`a divorced his wife whereupon
`AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. `Aisha said that the
lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her
husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It
was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah’s Messenger
came, Aisha said, ‘I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the
believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!’” — Sahih Bukhari 7.77.5825 “Afghan kills wife with 64 stitches,” translated from “Afghane tötet Ehefrau mit 64 Stichen,” by Corinna Perrevoort, Bild, September 12, 2021 (thanks to Medforth):
India: Bishop decries ‘love jihad’ and ‘drug jihad,’ ‘In the eyes of a jihadi, non-Muslims are to be destroyed’ By Robert Spencer
Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt
Jihad Watch : Pope Francis has said,
contrary to all the facts of the case, that “authentic Islam and the
proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”
he rebuke Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt? Stay tuned. “Bishop Attacks ‘Drug Jihad’ Against Catholics,” by Jules Gomes, ChurchMilitant.com, September 10, 2021:
KERALA, India (ChurchMilitant.com) – A senior Syro-Malabar bishop has broken ranks with Pope Francis and the Indian Catholic hierarchy to confront the “narcotics and love jihad” being waged by Islamic extremists against Catholics in the southern state of Kerala.
Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt triggered a nationwide controversy after
his Wednesday sermon warning against Muslim jihadis who use drugs and
sex to groom and lure Catholic girls into Islam. The Syro-Malabar bishop was addressing a congregation at the famous archiepiscopal Marth Mariam Pilgrim Church in
Kuravilangad, Kottayam district — a Marian pilgrim center that claims
to date back to A.D. 105 and is steeped in the ancient Syriac tradition.
“From a tender age, girls are being targeted by jihadi groups getting
them addicted to drugs,” Kallarangatt preached. “Drug jihad has become a
reality, and youngsters from non-Muslim communities are being trapped
and becoming slaves of such banned substances.” “The growing drug abuse cases in the state point in this direction.
Such people operate out of restaurants, ice cream parlors and juice bars
run by hardcore jihadis. This is validated by rave parties in Kerala
and those who are caught for organizing them,” the bishop said.
Woke Student TRASHES 9/11 Memorial to “Fight Islamophobia”
Will and Amala are back talking about a woman triggered over a crayon, Bill Maher responding to the professor who quit over woke indoctrination, a student taking down a 9/11 memorial to fight “Islamophobia”, an interview with Christy Wright, and taking your questions!
That opening was funny, and helped offset the BS of the world. It's important to be able to laugh.
So, today I learned "Black" in Spanish, I thought how the left would react and it was the light of my day! Even better is todays opening scene!
Germany: Public broadcaster omits the clue ‘Arabic appearance’ from description of wanted rapist
Monday, September 13, 2021
Jihad Watch : The first priority of the establishment media is to do everything it can
to ensure that Islam is exonerated from any responsibility for crimes
done in its name and in accord with its teachings. That leads to
omissions of this kind. “Flyer omits ‘Arabic appearance,'” translated from “Sender lässt „arabisches Aussehen“ weg,” by Karl Keim, Bild, September 9, 2021 (thanks to Medforth):
Regensburg – On Saturday evening, a woman was raped at a railway underpass in Regensburg. The police are looking for a man (about 1.80 meters) who is described
as follows: late 20s or a little younger, athletic figure, broken
German, brown, neck-length hair combed back, white T-shirt and blue
And then another detail: “Dark skin color – described as an Arab
appearance.” Information that Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) has deliberately
left out in an article. A BR spokesman for BILD: “Especially when the police are called, we
report all relevant aspects in order to be able to identify offenders
It goes on to say: “The internal standards mentioned were not met
here. The online article was supplemented in the morning according to
At the morning editorial meeting, the existing standards
were pointed out again.”
Al-Qaeda: ‘O Allah! Liberate the Levant, Kashmir and the rest of the Islamic lands from the enemies of Islam’
Jihad Watch : One might almost think all this had something to do with Islam, if we
didn’t have so many knowledgeable Western politicians assuring us
otherwise. They couldn’t be wrong, could they? “Al-Qaeda congratulates Taliban, calls for Kashmir ‘liberation,’” Hindustan Times, September 1, 2021:
Al-Qaeda on Tuesday called for the “liberation” of
Kashmir and other so-called Islamic lands from the “clutches of the
enemies of Islam” in a message congratulating the Taliban for its
victory in Afghanistan….
“0’ Allah! Liberate the Levant, Somalia, Yemen, Kashmir and the rest
of the Islamic lands from the clutches of the enemies of Islam. 0’
Allah! Grant freedom to Muslim prisoners across the world,” said the
message titled “Congratulations to the Islamic Ummah on the victory
granted by Allah in Afghanistan!”….
“We praise the Almighty, the Omnipotent, who humiliated and defeated
America, the head of disbelief. We praise Him for breaking America’s
back, tarnishing its global reputation and expelling it, disgraced and
humiliated, from the Islamic land of Afghanistan,” the al-Qaeda message
said. “Afghanistan is undoubtedly a graveyard of empires and an
impregnable fortress of Islam. With the defeat of the Americans, this is
the third time that the Afghan nation, within a span of less than two
centuries, has successfully defeated and expelled an invading
The defeat of the “American Empire of Evil” is a “tremendous source
of inspiration for the oppressed of the world”, the statement said, and
offered al-Qaeda’s congratulations to the Taliban leadership, especially
its chief Haibatullah Akhundzada.
“These events prove that the Way of Jihad is the only way that leads to victory and empowerment,” the message said.
Saudi embassy staffer let two 9/11 hijackers stay in his apartment before the jihad attack By Robert Spencer - The Americans were dumfuks, they should have bombed the shit out of the Saudis
Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah denies all involvement
Jihad Watch : “The Saudi official, who is only referred to as PII and who applied
for US citizenship in 2015, is thought to be Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah who
worked at the Saudi Consulate in Washington, DC. And the Saudis say
it’s all “false and malicious,” and we may never get to the truth of
what really happened.
What is known about Saudi involvement in 9/11 is damning enough. The
28-page section of the 9/11 report detailing Saudi involvement in the
September 11, 2001 jihad attacks was finally released in 2016 (albeit
with substantial portions still redacted), and it is now clear why one
president who held hands with the Saudi King and another who bowed to him worked
so hard all these years to keep these pages secret: they show that it
is highly likely that the 9/11 jihad murderers received significant help
from people at the highest levels of the Saudi government.
The report states that Omar al-Bayoumi, who “may be a Saudi
intelligence officer,” gave “substantial assistance to hijackers Khalid
al-Mindhar and Nawaf al-Hamzi after they arrived in San Diego in
February 2000. Al-Bayoumi met the hijackers at a public place shortly
after his meeting with an individual at the Saudi consulate.”
same time, al-Bayoumi “had extensive contact with Saudi Government
establishments in the United States and received financial support from a
Saudi company affiliated with the Saudi Ministry of Defense.” That
company “reportedly had ties to Usama bin Ladin and al-Qa’ida.”
Jihad Watch : Some people did something. And by some people, they mean Americans. If there was one day of the year where the most loathsome members of
the Squad should summon up some lingering decency and shut up, it would
be this one. But of course, the terror caucus can never rest and so it
had a plan for defiling the September 11 anniversary.
And so Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, along with Pramila Jayapal,
introduced a resolution claiming that Muslims were the real victims of
September 11 and suffered persecution due to counterterrorism. The hateful resolution reads in part…
“Whereas there was a climate of hate in which Arab,
Muslim, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Sikh communities experienced
bullying and violence in their everyday lives and in their workplaces,
businesses, community centers and houses of worship;
Whereas the government targeted Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern, South
Asian and Sikh communities with overreaching policing, surveillance, and
criminalization policies that resulted in wrongful interrogation,
coercion, detention, deportation, arrest, and incarceration;
Whereas core principles like due process, presumption of innocence,
and evidence of wrongdoing were replaced with mob mentality and guilt by
association; Whereas the fearmongering and hateful rhetoric witnessed
in the aftermath of the attacks remain commonplace today;
Whereas border officials and government authorities cast aside
constitutional rights and engaged in discriminatory searches and
seizures of Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Sikh
Whereas false narratives about Arabs, Islam and American Muslims
abound, and are encouraged and justified by a network of closely
connected and well-funded organizations and activists that seek
to propagate misinformation about these communities and provide support
for policies that curtail their rights;
Whereas the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, as well as
human rights violations ranging from torture at Guantanamo Bay to
extrajudicial drone strikes, also contributed to this climate of hate
and the government targeting of these communities;”
The resolution “acknowledges the climate of hate that Arab, Muslim,
Middle Eastern, South Asian and Sikh communities have experienced since
September 11, 2001” and Calls the Secretary of Health and Human
Services, the National Institute of Health, and the National Science Foundation to work together to study the impact of hate,
government targeting, and profiling on physical and mental health.”
Maybe this is why Muslim apologists keep claiming that every Muslim terrorist is suffering from mental illness.
Grateful Migrants in Pennsylvania Send Thousands of Dollars to ISIS By Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch : My latest in PJ Media: Old Joe Biden’s handlers are in the process of bringing 94,000 Afghan
refugees into the UnitedStates, and really, only a racist, bigoted
“Islamophobe” could possibly object to such a grand humanitarian
Yet a migrant couple in Pennsylvania illustrated Thursday that
there is ample reason to temper our enthusiasm over Old Joe’s welcome
mat: Shahidul Gaffar, a naturalized citizen, and his wife, Nabila Khan, a
legal permanent resident, both from Bangladesh, were sentenced to
federal prison for sending nearly $5,600 to Khan’s brothers, who happen
to be Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis.
As Gaffar was sentenced, he declared: “God bless America, God bless
the United States.” Khan insisted that the couple only sent money out of
love for her brothers, not because they supported ISIS. Weeping, she
said: “I’m really sorry about everything I did.…It has cost my family a
lot.” U.S. District Judge Joshua D. Wolson nevertheless sentenced Gaffar
to eighteen months in prison, and Khan to two years, after which she is
to be deported back to Bangladesh.
The Philadelphia Inquirerobserved
that “the nearly four-hour court proceeding in Philadelphia — which
played out days before the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks —
brought into focus the persistent allure of extremist ideologies in the
decades since but also the difficult choices and disastrous consequences
facing some families of those caught in that web.”
So is this just a tragic story of misguided family loyalty? Not exactly. The Inquirer goes
on to note that one brother started talking about joining ISIS,
prompting Khan, for reasons left unexplained in the story, to take their
children and visit family in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the other brother
was living with Gaffar and started expressing a desire to join ISIS as
Gaffar “told the court Thursday that he and his wife foolishly
indulged Ibrahim, hoping they could talk him out of going and fearing if
they pushed back too hard it might push him away. The money Gaffar sent
to Bangladesh was mostly intended to support his wife while she was
overseas, he said. Ibrahim had pressured her to give it to him instead.”
Gaffar explained: “The thought process was: Since we’ve already lost
one brother, let’s not lose another. We tried to solve our own problem.
This is why I didn’t go to the police here. This is why I didn’t alert
police there. We thought we could handle it ourselves.”
Well, all right. Unfortunately for his story now, however, at the
time “Gaffar texted his mother-in-law, telling her to be proud of her
son ‘for the noble cause and for the sake of Allah!!’” Gaffar even
“expressed disappointment that he had remained behind in the U.S., which
he described in a text as ‘the land of great unbelievers.’” When the
second brother joined ISIS, Gaffar was thrilled: “At the same time, I
feel very proud. What a lucky mom and dad.” There is more.
Jihad Watch : My latest at PJ MediaSpeaking at a 9/11 commemoration at the Flight 93 National Memorial
in Pennsylvania, former President George W. Bush, who above all people
should know better, made a veiled but unmistakable equation of the
January 6 incident at the Capitol with the September 11, 2001, jihad
terror attacks in New York and Washington.
“The security measures incorporated into our lives are both sources
of comfort” – speak for yourself, George – “and reminders of our
vulnerability.” That vulnerability was apparently laid bare anew during
the January 6 events that the Left has worked so very hard to portray as
an unprecedented, life-threatening attack on our “democracy” (it’s
actually a republic, folks) as if they cared about that, and our way of
Bush continues: “We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to
our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that
gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent
extremists abroad and violent extremists at home, but then there’s
disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their
determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same
foul spirit, and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”
If Bush had been talking about Antifa and Black Lives Matter, he
would have been right. And while there is some chance that he may have
been, most observers believe that this was a veiled reference to the
Left’s chief “extremists,” that is, Trump supporters. Supporting that
interpretation is the fact that Bush was, in fact, one of the first to
jump on the January 6 “insurrection” bandwagon, issuing this statement on the same day:
Laura and I are watching the scenes of mayhem unfolding
at the seat of our Nation’s government in disbelief and dismay. It is a
sickening and heartbreaking sight. This is how election results are
disputed in a banana republic – not our democratic republic. I am
appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the
election and by the lack of respect shown today for our institutions,
our traditions, and our law enforcement. The violent assault on the
Capitol – and disruption of a Constitutionally-mandated meeting of
Congress – was undertaken by people whose passions have been inflamed by
falsehoods and false hopes.
Insurrection could do grave damage to our
Nation and reputation. In the United States of America, it is the
fundamental responsibility of every patriotic citizen to support the
rule of law. To those who are disappointed in the results of the
election: Our country is more important than the politics of the moment.
Let the officials elected by the people fulfill their duties and
represent our voices in peace and safety. May God continue to bless the
United States of America.
There is more.
The One Thing NEVER Mentioned When Talking About Islamist Terrorism
The arming of the Afghani Mujahideen was less about overthrowing the Communist government in Kabul, and much more about bleeding the USSR. It is all about the balance of the great powers, the US has never given a damn about the Afghanis, they like everyone else, are just useful expendable weapons.
Malaysiakini : As things turned out, PKR, DAP and Amanah proved spectacularly
unsuccessful in controlling Mahathir. He outmanoeuvred them at every
turn. He pitted them against each other. He played upon internal
rivalries that would have made even Machiavelli envious. – Dennis Ignatius (Paradise Lost - Mahathir & The End Of Hope)
| Do not go into this book, thinking that this is merely an exercise in
Mahathir bashing. While the machinations of Dr Mahathir Mahathir are
meticulously documented, this is also a book about the failings of
oppositional political operatives in this country.
here is that Mahathir has never been able to make the kinds of political
plays he has, if it was not for willing acolytes – either in BN or
Pakatan Harapan – who falsely assumed they could ride his coattails and
remain in power. As
Ignatius did, in his other book "Diplomatically Speaking", he draws not
only on personal experience with the personalities involved, but also
on sources, gained over decades of loyal service.
He is an
insider explaining the arcane workings of the racial and religious
politics of the establishment, to outsiders, his countrymen, who do not
really know how deep the rabbit hole goes. For instance, having
served under Mahathir and having numerous interactions with former prime
minister Najib Abdul Razak, Ignatius makes a clear distinction between
The former a meticulous note-taker, coldly intelligent,
shrewd and always waiting for the intended or unintended slight and the
latter, a scion of the establishment, easy-going, comfortable around
power, a polished diplomat, unfailingly courteous, unlike the pompous
and arrogant minister Ignatius was used to dealing with. This is
why, Mahathir, could first systematically neuter institutions and
personalities who would constrain him over his long watch and sire
creatures who would believe that his blueprint was the only way to
This is also why someone, like a disgraced former
prime minister, could emerge as a power broker in Umno, enjoying
grassroots support. And forget about Mahathir knowing the Malay
mind. Mahathir knows the non-Malay mind probably better than he does
the Malay mind. At the very least he knew the non-Malay political
Ignatius writes of how, after decades of
demonising the opposition, especially the DAP, which he always used as a
proxy for the Chinese community, Mahathir welcomed them into the fold. His
speech, at the Chinese Assembly Hall, resulted in teary eyes. His
embracing of the DAP was like “manna from heaven” after decades of
brilliance of this book is that all of this happens early on in the
book. These snapshots of how the opposition fell under the charm of
Mahathir, should have been a warning sign. It is as if Mahathir had
inherited a political tabula rasa.
Today in the US is the 20th Anniversary - America's war on terror ends in defeat and humiliation, here is how Taliban are declaring their win 20 Years on!!!!
Sunday, September 12, 2021
When President Bush stood with two Muslim Brotherhood operatives at his side and said "Islam means peace" the US was already defeated. Every decision the US made from that point on was disastrous and finally catastrophic.
George Bush the dumfuk along with the Dumfuk Americans said this: "Stop funding terrorists, turn them against one another, drive them from place to place until there is no refuge or places of rest. We will pursue Nations that provide aid or safe haven.
You are killing yourselves, how much more dumb can you get. Ponder on your own stupidity. You still allow Muslims to migrate into your country, all they want is to destroy it from within. How much more stupid can you get?
Did you know Malaysians also perished in the 9/11 Muslim Terrorists Attack?
Via WhatsApp : Today is the 20 anniversary of 9/11
🌹The three Malaysian victims who died during the 9/11 attack in NYC 20 years ago are Vijayashanker Paramsothy, Khoo Sei Lai, and Ang Siew Nya. Their names are etched into panels at the National September 11 Memorial.
Vijayashanker, 23, was a financial analyst for Aon Corporation at the World Trade Centre who was chasing his dreams in the Big Apple. His father described him as a “great companion” and a prankster who loved playing jokes and drinking with his dad.
Khoo, 38, was a mutual fund manager at Fred Alger Management and was continuously sought out by the press for her knowledge on tech stocks and market trends. Her brother remembers her as someone who always made time for family, friends, and co-workers despite her busy schedule.
Penang-born Ang, 37, was a hardworking mother and technical analyst at Marsh USA who wanted to give her children life opportunities that she never had growing up. She cherished spending time with her family and would often call home from work to make sure her daughters were prepared to take on a day of school and extracurricular activities.
May they rest in peace and may their families and loved ones be comforted.🌹
The painful controversy over the 9/11, or the Ground Zero, Mosque, was resurrected
Hat Tip - Religion of Peace : Eleven years ago, the ADL stood firmly with the majority of Americans
who opposed the construction of a mosque just two blocks away from
Most Americans saw the mosque as a stab in the heart
of the families who lost their loved ones to radical Islamist
terrorists, a laceration of wounds barely healed.
Feisal Abdul Rauf, the mosque's developer, proposed to call it Cordoba
House, he added insult to injury. The mosque in Cordoba, Spain was a
triumphalist mosque that, according to Christian tradition, was built on
top of the Basilica of Saint Vincent of Saragossa in the eighth
century. It was not until the reconquest of Spain that the location's
Catholic origins were restored.
Although Imam Rauf proposed this as a center for outreach to many
faiths and a means of reconciliation between the Muslim and non-Muslim
communities, many Americans, including some leading political figures,
saw this as Muslims creating a triumphalist mosque — a repeat of
Cordoba — yards from the horror and tragedy of Ground Zero and a slap in
the face to the families of the victims and the survivors.
After all, mosques sit
atop the site of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, the most sacred land in
Judaism. The famed Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was built as a Christian
Basilica in the sixth century by the emperor Justinian. A thousand years
later, when the Muslims conquered Constantinople in 1453, they turned
the Hagia Sophia into a triumphalist mosque. In the 1930s, the secular
government of Turkey turned the Hagia Sophia into a museum. But with the
revival of a fundamentalist Islam sweeping through Turkey, the Hagia
Sophia will once again become a mosque.
Imam Rauf became swept up
in controversy. Some saw him as an idealist reaching out for interfaith
understanding, while others saw him as a man who could not articulate a
strong denunciation of terrorism, especially when it came to Hamas. The
project passed to a developer, who turned it into expensive
From the Gates of Vienna : The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were the type of shocking
event where many people remember exactly where they were and what they
did that day. Personally, I was living in Egypt at that time. I had
started studying Arabic language at the University of Bergen in western
Norway. In 2001 I continued these studies at the American University in
My linguistic skills in Arabic were mediocre. Since I left the Middle
East in 2003 and haven’t practiced the language since, my Arabic has
deteriorated and is now quite poor. For me, studying Arabic primarily
became a door into studying Islam and Islamic culture. I was far better
in this field of study, and continued my personal studies of Islam for
years. I am at heart not a linguist, but rather an analyst with a strong
interest in history.
Before September 2001, I was already growing more skeptical of Islam
based on my own studies and personal experiences. Still, living in the
largest city in the Arabic-speaking world during the September 11
Jihadist attacks was certainly interesting. The Mubarak regime imposed a
curfew on Tahrir Square and parts of downtown Cairo that day. Perhaps
they feared that some local Muslims would publicly celebrate the
attacks, the way some Palestinian Muslims did. When Egypt received
billions of dollars in aid from the USA, this would not have been good
I followed the news and newspapers back home via the Internet. They
claimed that all Arabs and Muslims were sad and horrified by the
attacks. This is not true. I know. I was there. Some of my Egyptian
Muslim neighbors celebrated with cakes and said openly that they were
very happy about the attacks.
To me, the most shocking thing about this was not that many Arabs and
Muslims hated the West in general and the USA in particular. I already
knew that. What was truly disturbing was that virtually the entire
Western world seemed to be in complete denial about this fact. This was
an entire civilization which once used to cultivate logic and reason,
yet now seemed to have lost the ability to think rationally. That really
The Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu completed his book The Art of War
around the year 500 BC. Despite being more than 2,500 years old, it
remains surprisingly fresh and relevant. This is because Sun Tzu focused
mainly on the psychological aspects of conflict. While human technology
has changed greatly in 2,500 years, human psychology has changed a lot
less. One of the most famous quotes from The Art of War is this:
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the
result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for
every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither
the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
From what I observed in September 2001, it seemed that the Western
world had forgotten who our enemies are. Far worse, though, was that we
had even forgotten who we are, and the roots of our own civilization.
A decade later, another terror attack would have an even more direct
impact on my life. Both attacks became national traumas. Yet the 2011
attacks in Norway were carried out by a single individual acting alone,
whose alleged terrorist network only existed inside his mentally
disturbed head. The 2001 attacks in the USA were carried out by many
different individuals from a real international terror network whose
ideology has adherents worldwide. Moreover, when a small country is
attacked, this is bad for that small country. When a large and powerful
country is attacked, this has geopolitical consequences.
By 2011, I had been living in the same flat in Oslo for eight years,
since my return from the Middle East. When the July 22 attacks happened,
some people blamed me personally for the atrocities. I suddenly found
myself near the epicenter of an international news story. This was
extremely unpleasant, but in some ways also educational. If the 2001
attacks weakened my trust in Western mass media, the 2011 attacks
totally destroyed it.
This is one of those stories that it's impossible not to tear up. Saw this in school and what this man did was amazing. Wish I had the courage and confidence that he did to completely risk his life for his country when he could’ve lived easily. Respect for this guy.
The sad thing is sometimes it takes events like these to see the goodness in man.
Why do the Pakis supports the Taliban? Now you can imagine whose money the Pakis used to fund all these projects. Basically the Pakis took USD from one hand and funded these adventure projects.
One Minister in Afghanistan is missing, the Minister of Terrorism.😂🤣 Atrocities, radicalism, terrorism are their inherent attributes. A despotic nation formed on hatred and religious orthodoxy cannot be expected to do anything else but support even more despots ...what is shameful is the pillars of democracy and human rights have deserted Afghanistan ...Pakistan is the slave province of Taliban something that happened years ago.
The guy who came up with 'Minister For Refugees' has an amazing sense of humor, I guess to forcefully make them into refugees.
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we ask: Is the War on Terror truly over? Taliban are showing their true colours in Afghanistan. Global Jihad has got a boost. Al-Qaeda and ISIS still remain a threat. What has the war achieved ?
It's far from over, it's gonna get brutal and people will see what the religion of peace stands for. War on terror will never end as long as the religion of peace continues to preach hate against people who are NOT them. Aided and abetted by politically correct idiots, it failed because of that. The years ahead will be fighting terrorism under the leadership of India, EU and once China experiences a devastating attack, will continue where America failed miserably.
September 11, 2021: Twenty Years of Failure By Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch : Why we’re losing. My latest in FrontPage:On Friday, September 10, 2021, the Philadelphia chapter of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is presenting a panel discussion entitled
“Remember Pearl Harbor to Never Forget 9/11:
Teaching Japanese American
and Muslim American Histories.” There in a nutshell is much of what has
gone wrong in our nation’s response to the 9/11 jihad attacks, and why
we are so drastically on the wrong path now.
The CAIR panel is as noteworthy for what it is not about than for
what it is about. It is not about the victims of 9/11, the lives lost,
the lives destroyed, the magnitude of human suffering that was
inflicted. It is most certainly not about the ongoing global jihad: a
useful panel could be held on groups that still exist around the world
that hold to the same belief system, ideology and goals that the 9/11
plotters and hijackers held, and which are an ongoing threat to
Americans and to all free people. Hamas-linked CAIR is never going to
hold such a panel, and neither is anyone else.
Instead, CAIR, predictably enough, focuses on the people who hold the
same beliefs as the jihad attackers of 9/11 and have, CAIR claims, been
victimized and discriminated against in the United States as a result.
Statistically speaking, such claims are wildly exaggerated. FBI hate
crime statistics show that anti-Semitic hate crimes are far more common
than attacks on Muslims, which actually dropped 42% in
the last year. No hate crime is justified, but the idea that Muslims
are living in fear of MAGA-hat-wearing redneck vigilantes in America is
Nonetheless, that is not just the focus of this unsavory Hamas-linked
group, but of the establishment media as well. The Los Angeles Times on
Friday published a lengthy weeper entitled
“Muslim youth in America: A generation shadowed by the aftermath of
9/11,” all about how some people say rude things to innocent Muslims
just because some people did something way back two decades ago.
article begins: “On a rainy day during her sophomore year of high
school, as Aissata Ba studied in the library, a photo popped into her
phone. It showed a beheading by Islamic State militants, along with a
caption in red letters: ‘Go back to your country.’” In the big bad,
“Islamophobic” USA, the perpetrator of this horror got off scot-free:
“Ba reported the incident. Administrators never tracked down the person
who sent it.”
The Times explained how Muslims are the true victims of the 9/11
attacks: “Asked when they thought such incidents became common, the Ba
family didn’t hesitate. ‘It started with 9/11,’ said Ba’s mom, Zeinebou,
who immigrated to Chicago in 1999. That day in 2001 caused a chain of
tragedies — for the nearly 3,000 people who perished during the attacks
in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania; for the young men and
women who died serving their country in the wars that followed; and for
Muslims, and those perceived as Muslim, who became targets of hate.”
It would be much easier to sympathize with all this if not for the
fact that since 9/11, CAIR and its allied groups, with eager help from
the establishment media, have insisted that any honest investigation of
the motivating ideology behind the attacks, and jihad terror in general,
constituted “hate.” Then there are the numerous fake anti-Muslim hate crimes,
fabricated apparently in order to buttress the claim that Muslims are
uniquely harassed and victimized in the United States. The facts don’t
bear out this claim. There is more.
How Islam Conquered 2/3s of the Christian World by Raymond Ibrahim
Hat tip Religion of Peace : Recently in history, on August 20, 636, the single most
consequential battle between Islam and the West took place—that of
Occurring just four years after Muslim prophet Muhammad had
died, not only did the military engagement decide whether the Arabian
creed thrives or dies; it became a chief source of inspiration and
instruction for jihadis throughout the centuries, right down to the
Islamic State. And yet, very few in the West are even aware of the Battle of Yarmuk’s existence—much less how it motivates contemporary Islamic terrorists.
The contestants were the Eastern Roman Empire, under Emperor
Heraclius, and the newly born Arabian caliphate, under the second
caliph, Omar. After a couple of years of Muslim depredations in then
Christian/Roman Syria, the two forces met along the Yarmuk River. The
pre-battle exchange between the two generals, the Roman-Armenian Vahan
and Khalid bin al-Walid—Islam’s much revered (and near cannibalistic) “Sword of Allah”—is instructive:
The Christian commander began by diplomatically blaming Arabia’s
harsh conditions and impoverished economy for giving the Arabs no choice
but to raid Roman lands. Accordingly, the empire was pleased to provide
them with food and coin on the condition that they return home. “It was
not hunger that brought us here,” Khalid responded coolly, “but we
Arabs are in the habit of drinking blood, and we are told the blood of
the Romans is the sweetest of its kind, so we came to shed your blood
and drink it.
Vahan’s diplomatic mask instantly dropped and he launched into a
tirade against the insolent Arab: “So, we thought you came seeking what
your brethren always sought” — plunder, extortion, or mercenary work.
“But, alas, we were wrong. You came killing men, enslaving women,
plundering wealth, destroying buildings, and seeking to drive us from
our own lands.” Better people had tried to do the same but always ended
up defeated, added Vahan in reference to the recent Persian Wars, before
As for you, there is no lower and more despicable people — wretched,
impoverished Bedouins. . . . You commit injustices in your own nation
and now ours. . . . What havoc you have created! You ride horses not
your own and wear clothes not your own. You pleasure yourselves with the
young white girls of Rome and enslave them. You eat food not your own,
and fill your hands with gold, silver, and valuable goods [not your
own]. Now we find you with all our possessions and the plunder you took
from our coreligionists — and we leave it all to you, neither asking for
its return nor rebuking you. All we ask is that you leave our lands.
But if you refuse, we will annihilate you!
The Sword of Allah was not impressed. He began reciting the Koran
and talking about one Muhammad. Vahan listened in quiet exasperation.
Khalid proceeded to call on the Christian general to proclaim the shahada—that
“there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger”—and thereby
embrace Islam, in exchange for peace, adding, “You must also pray, pay zakat, perform hajj
the sacred house [in Mecca], wage jihad against those who refuse Allah,
… and befriend those who befriend Allah and oppose those who oppose
Allah,” a reference to the divisive doctrine of al-wala’ wa al-bara’. “If you refuse, there can only be war between us. And you will face men who love death as you love life.”
“Do what you like,” responded Vahan. “We will never forsake our religion or pay you jizya.” Negotiations were over.