Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: Burn Shia, burn!

Quote of the Day, Lebanese Sunni Scholar Sheikh Maaher Hammoud: If you want Arabs to fight Israel, tell them Israel converted to Shiaism
Quote of the Day Two, Patrick Cockburn: In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany
Thought of the Day: Enemy of Enemy is my Friend?

15th July: Tribal Fighters in Dhuluia have fought and forced out Daash Fighters from the entire town. Dozens of Dash TERRORISTS were killed in an anti Daash alliance of al Khazraj, al Jobour, and Albu Jwari tribes
15th July: Daash fighters burn the central library in Sa’adiya, north east of Baqouba
15th July: Two Synchronized car bombings have left 7 people dead and 34 wounded in Sadr City, Baghdad
15th July: Iraqi Kurdistan has reached a deal with Turkey to increase exports of oil being pumped from the current 125000 barrels per day to 400000 barrels per day by the end of the year
15th July: Kurdish Peshmerga fighters commandeer/steal 50 military vehicles belonging to the government in Nineveh
15th July: Salim al-Jobouri has been voted as the speaker of the house getting 194 of the 273 votes
15th July: The residence of Falah Zaydan of the Sunni Motahidoin Alliance has been demolished in southern Mosul
15th July: Daash fighters are deploying on the road west out of Ramadi ready to face off against the Eight Brigade of the Iraqi Army in Anbar.
15th July: Daash has issued a decree banning minorities from receiving “government” rations in Mosul, Nineveh
15th July: The Taakhe newspaper incident---where gunmen barged into the office of the newspaper, confiscated the arms of the guards, and damage and confiscated property including computers---in Baghdad is being investigated by the Interior Ministry. The arrest of the guards has been ordered for dereliction of duty.
15th July: Government forces continue to fight Daash/rebel fighters in Tikrit. The hospital in Tikrit is in government hands. Clashes in the southern parts of the city have been fierce.
Daash fighters have reportedly fled from a number of areas
15th July: Kurdish political parties agree to appoint Aram Muhammad Ali as the deputy speaker of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament
15th July: Haider al-Abadi of Maliki’s State of the Law coalition has been appointed the deputy speaker of the Iraqi parliament
15th July: A Shia Hussainiyeh (Mosque where commemorations of Moharram are held for the Martyr Hussain [as]) was blown up by Daash TERRORISTS in Twakul village, north of Baqouba, Diyala province. 150 families have fled the village in fear of their lives.
15th July: Daash fighters execute three youngsters they had kidnapped in the north east of Baqouba
15th July: Dassh fighters demolish 20 houses in Haweija, western Kirkuk
15th July: Atta’s/Government claims for the day:
The Iraqi Army’s 3rd Tank Battalion and 13th Armored Brigade kill Daash fighters and sseize IEDs, vehicles and explosives in the Hamrin Mountains

15th July: A suicide bomber drives an explosive laden 4*4 into a busy market in Afganistan and kills 89 people

Short Analysis: The First Ayat of the Quran, revealed to the unlettered Prophet of the “jahiliya” Arabs: Read in the name of your Lord who Created.”
The Prophet (sawa) said: “Acquire knowledge even if it be in China.” Biharul Anwar vol 1, pg 57

Today fighters of Daash burnt down a 100 year old library in Tal Afar; it was the oldest and largest library of its kind in the city. The library was built by a Shia scholar. It contained thousands of rare books and manuscripts.

It reminded me of the contested story of Umar ibn Khattab (the second “rightfully” guided Caliph) where he tells Amr Ibn Al As to burn the library of Alexandria because “If those books are in agreement with the Quran, we have no need of them; and if these are opposed to the Quran, we don’t want them." And of Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) trying to stop him from destroying this treasure trove of knowledge.

There are multiple uncontested Hadeses/traditions of Umar seeking the counsel of Ali again and again, and on being guided again and again, saying again and again “'If it were not for Ali, Umar would have surely perished/been ruined."

The Quran tells the Muslims/mankind:
What! is he who goes prone upon his face better guided or he who walks upright upon a straight path?
Al Mulk 67:22

Who is being rightly guided by whom, by his own admission? And who are the Sunnis choosing to follow? And are they then after making their illogical choice, questioning the belief of the Shia.

I have tried to be objective and differentiate the rebels as either Daash/Naqshabandi/or former army men as and when the information was available. I keep thinking to myself that are Daash and the Takfiris different from the Sunnis of Iraq? A basic question is that if the Iraqi Sunnis are using/backing Daash to get their political ends met, and that if they are confident enough to tell the Baghdad government that we can get rid of Daash if we so wish, then are they not clearly responsible for Daash’s actions? They are the hosts, the patrons of these parasites.

I then think to myself when will I stop being apologetic and wanting to be accepted by Sunnis as a Muslim. Might as well be called a Shia Kafir and be referred to as another religion. Let them keep their distorted Islam where Mohammad (sawa) marries a minor girl and carries her on his shoulders, where Talha and Zubair are noble companions and don’t bear false witness, where Yazid participated in the battle of Constantinople, where Dogs did not bark at the Camel, where the Ridda wars were for zakat, where Abu Bakr is right in disinheriting the daughter of Mohammad, where Ali is not tied in chains for his Bayat, where Ali is a friend of the Believers and not their Maula/Master, where Hassan is not poisoned by Muawiyah, where arrows were not fired on the coffin of Hassan, Where Hussain was killed by the Shias, where mourning is an innovation, etc etc etc and wait till every Sufi Sunni is bought over to the Salafi way of thinking. Then one can clearly differentiate between the Islam of the Sunni and the Islam of the Shia Kafirs/rafidahs/tashayyu.

Further Reading:
Give gratitude where gratitude is due:
Great Game of the Gulf Arabs, thank you Seamus Padraig: