A fatwa against a potential invasion of Iran

About: the drums of war sound for iran


source:  the drums of war sound for iran
WASHINGTON - The week-old Israeli-Hezbollah conflict is likely to boost the chances of US military action against Iran, according to a number of regional experts who see a broad consensus among the US political elite that the ongoing hostilities are part of a broader offensive being waged by Tehran against Washington across the region.

While Israel-centered neo-conservatives have been the most aggressive in arguing that Hezbollah's July 12 cross-border attack could only have been carried out with Iran's approval, if not encouragement, that view has been largely accepted and echoed by the US mainstream media, as well as other key political factions, including liberal internationalists identified with the Democratic Party.

Let it be said that i am not one who shares this "broad consensus".  Now it is true that factions in leadership positions in Iranian politics, eg President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad et al., are supporting terrorism in general and Hezbollah and Hamas in particular.  It is also true that a decrease of terrorism in the region is pretty much synonymous with getting that faction out of power in Iran.  But direct military intervention with bombs and bullets is not the way to do it.   No, we made that mistake in Iraq with the disasterous effect of increasing terrorism. Now we see the same kind of rhetoric that conditioned the US populus to accept the invasion of Iraq being used again. 

Let the Democratic Party stand up now and reject this creeping rhetoric before it is too late. 

There is another way.  There are Islamic jurists who stand against Iran's support of terriorism.  Everything we do should go to encouraging and supporting those Islamic jourists.  And i don't mean just half measured lip service.  There are many ways that the force of our actions could be leveraged in support of their efforts.  We should be prepared to invest as much time, energy, and money in their support as we would invest in bombs, bullets, and lives that would inevitable end up just making more terriorists.

I hereby issue this as a fatwa. Now it will be obvious to any jourists that i have not matriculated in any Islamic school and probably have not the correct background to issue this fatwa.  However, none the less, i have issued it.  I call on any Islamic jourist that cares to assist the case against a US invasion of Iran to correct this fatwa and pose it correctly.

Seth Russell




  Here is an articulate expression that goes with my fatwa ....
... from which i will snip nothing... please read the entire article.  Peters should get the Nobel in literature for writing this.  He nailed it !

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Comments


Mark de LA says
M 2006-07-20 15:59:57 3978
This is chilling - you issuing a fatwa & you are not even a Muslim.  You should note that you are in "good company" because Fox News & others took note today that the Wahhabi (Osama Bin Laden's sect as well as that of the Saudis) issued a fatwa today against support of Hezbollah. & the Shia



Mark de LA says
seth 2006-08-01 06:50:43 3978
A reformation of Islam is not something that can be imposed on the Muslim world like a crusade.  Yet Saudi oil has funded Wahhabi thought throught the region.  What is there that flows against this?  Bullets and bombs ?  They will not win hearts and minds in this asymetrical war.
Is Wahhabi thought good idea ? Wahhabi thought is what Osama bin Laden was operating under the influence when he perpetrated 9-11.  Saudi oil is funding it only because the monarchy would be deposed if they didn't do something.

Seth says
A reformation of Islam is not something that can be imposed on the Muslim world like a crusade.  Yet Saudi oil has funded Wahhabi thought throught the region.  What is there that flows against this?  Bullets and bombs ?  They will not win hearts and minds in this asymmetrical war.

Seth says
M 2006-08-01 07:06:40 3978
Is Wahhabi thought good idea ? Wahhabi thought is what Osama bin Laden was operating under the influence when he perpetrated 9-11.  Saudi oil is funding it only because the monarchy would be deposed if they didn't do something.
Personally i think Wahhabi thought sucks.  It is what justifies much of Islam puritinism.  The Saudi funding of it predates Osama by most of a century. Osama makes Wahhabi look like tea party.  I doubt that he is allowed to drink from the Saudi wells.

Mark de LA says
seth 2006-08-01 07:24:02 3978
M 2006-08-01 07:06:40 3978
Is Wahhabi thought good idea ? Wahhabi thought is what Osama bin Laden was operating under the influence when he perpetrated 9-11.  Saudi oil is funding it only because the monarchy would be deposed if they didn't do something.
Personally i think Wahhabi thought sucks.  It is what justifies much of Islam puritinism.  The Saudi funding of it predates Osama by most of a century. Osama makes Wahhabi look like tea party.  I doubt that he is allowed to drink from the Saudi wells.
Yep , see the bin Laden family in Wikipedia & bin Laden himself there as well.

Seth says
Yes, see also ...
source: Modern spread of Wahhabism from Wikipedia

In 1924 the Wahhabi al-Saud dynasty conquered Mecca and Medina, the Muslim holy cities. This gave them control of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage, and the opportunity to preach their version of Islam to the assembled pilgrims. However, Wahhabism was a minor current within Islam until the discovery of oil in Arabia, in 1938. Vast oil revenues gave an immense impetus to the spread of Wahhabism. Saudi laypeople, government officials and clerics have donated many tens of millions of US dollars to create religious schools, newspapers and outreach organizations.

Wahibis were not considered as Muslims by mainstream Muslims, however with the oil revenues things changed and Wahhabis infiltrated mainstream Islamic societies.

Mark de LA says
So what's new ?  Oil is Money. Money is Power. Absolute power corrupts absolutely !
Look at Chavez of Venezuela and of course Ahmadinejad of Iran.  Both are corrupted through the power of Oil.
The only way to solve the problem in the words of W : Get rid of America's addiction to oil !


Seth says
A reformation of Islam is not something that can be imposed on the Muslim world like a crusade.  Yet Saudi oil has funded Wahhabi thought throught the region.  What is there that flows against this?  Bullets and bombs ?  They will not win hearts and minds in this asymmetrical war.

Seth says
M 2006-08-01 08:01:31 3978
You must have felt so strong about this talking point that you repeated yourself.
Yep, quite intentionally.  I wanted to emphasize this ...
What is there that flows against this?
If you want to stay on topic here, please first understand and then address that

Seth says
M 2006-08-01 07:55:25 3978
The only way to solve the problem in the words of W : Get rid of America's addiction to oil !
Yes that is part of a solution.  But it is not the part that we are talking about here.

Julia says
Was that you at the top of the screen

Seth says
Julia 2006-09-12 15:22:23 3978
Was that you at the top of the screen
yes

Seth says
There are at least two different paths to moderate reform of Islam. 

One is to interpert Muhamad's example as being in support of the Quran 2:256:  "There is no compulsion in religion".  

The other is to accept what might be the actual history of the profit and reject it ...
source: Scrutinizing Muhammads example and teachings
"It is difficult if not impossible to maintain that Islam is a religion of peace when warfare and booty were among the chief preoccupations of the prophet of Islam. Sincere Islamic reformers should confront these facts, instead of ignoring or glossing over them, and work to devise ways in which Muslims can retreat from the proposition that Muhammad's example is in all ways normative. If they do not do so, one outcome is certain: bloodshed perpetrated in the name of Islam and in imitation of its prophet will continue . . ."
... a difficult choice.

louie vuitton says
which one would be the end key the red one?

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