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Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 11:29 PM
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by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Happy it's really not funny but I did laugh @ your top video. Sometimes we have to throw a lil' humor in there when such a serious situation is knocking on the door to the world esp. when many fail to see the reality of what we are facing~

By the way I loved watching the 'Love Boat' during the 80's w/ my parents smile mini

by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2010 at 12:14 AM


by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2010 at 1:50 AM


What is the IHH?

The Turkish charity that helped plan the Gaza flotilla may be linked to Jihadist groups.


The IHH, a Turkish charity that was one of the main planners of the Gaza flotilla, is widely considered a terrorist organization by a number of bodies - including the Israeli government - and has been accused of maintaining ties with a number of terror organizations.

The IHH, short for the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (Insani Yardim Vakfi), is an Islamic charity that was founded in the mid-90s to provide aid to Bosnia Muslims. Since then, it has been involved in charity operations in a number of Muslim and Middle Eastern countries, including Indonesia, Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon and aid missions to the Palestinian territories.

According to the Israeli NGO The Intelligence and Information Center, the IHH is affiliated with Hamas and the Union of the Good, an Islamic umbrella affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

In 2006, a report issued by the Danish Institute for International Studies stated that during the 1990s the IHH maintained links with al-Qaida and a number of "global jihad networks." The report also said that the Turkish government launched an investigation into the IHH starting December 1997 after receiving intelligence that the IHH had bought automatic weapons from Islamist terrorists.

The report said that following the revelation, the Turkish government launched a raid on the organization’s Istanbul offices, where they found weapons, explosives, and instructions for bomb-making. The report added that an examination of documents found at the IHH office indicated that the group was planning to take part in terrorist activities in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Bosnia.

According to the study, a French intelligence report found that in the mid-1990s IHH leader B’ulent Yildirim recruited soldiers for jihad activities in a number of Muslim countries and that the IHH transferred money, firearms, and explosives to jihadists in said countries.

Izzet Sahnin, an employee of the IHH was arrested by the security services outside Bethlehem in April for what the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said was suspicion that he "was working for an extended period of time in Judea and Samaria for the Turkish organization IHH, which Israel declared illegal in 2008."

The Shin Bet added that they suspected Sahnin's activities "endangered West Bank security".

Following the arrest, the IHH posted a press statement on its Web site that said "Izzet Sahin, who has been living in West Bank since the 28th of November, 2009 [and is] a student of [the] Hebrew University, was taken into custody in an illegal manner on the 27th of April, 2010. First court hearing of Izzet Sahin was held last week... Officials from IHH demand [that the] Turkish government interfere to ensure Sahin's release."

The Turkish government has denied assisting the IHH in its planning or funding of the Gaza flotilla.

by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2010 at 2:10 AM


by on Jun. 4, 2010 at 2:25 AM

What is a Jihad!!!!!!!!

The news announcer comes onto the television and reports that Palestinian Arabs on the West Bank have captured or wounded hundreds of Jewish citizens. He smirks grimly, while adding that this is part of the Muslim Jihad. Viewers throughout the western world wonder why Muslim Arabs feel they must make war or kill in the name of their God, Allah.

In the Islamic faith, the term "jihad" means literally "striving" or "struggling." While it has often been interpreted into the English language as "holy war," and has become synonymous with the political and ideological struggles in the Middle East, this term is misleading, and is only a very narrow interpretation of a concept that encompasses all aspects of life for a devout Muslim.

Most Muslims today will agree that jihad does not necessarily mean a military operation, but most often signifies a striving for self-improvement or to make things better in their society. In fact, in Muslim societies it is considered unholy to start or instigate war, although most agree (like most people throughout the world) that sometimes war is inevitable. Scholars of the Qur'an, the scripture used by Muslims, aver that in those holy writings there is no mention of war in connection with the term jihad.

For most Muslims the idea of jihad in one's personal life has taken on several meanings and significance over time. The Qur'an uses the term jihad in connection with the main ideas listed below:

1) Acknowledge the Supreme Creator and give him pure devotion - In today's modern society, no matter which country one lives in, it can be difficult to always remember Allah above family, friends, career and recreation. This is one of the most important things for which a devout Muslim strives-a humble and unwavering eye single to the glory and dominion of Allah.

2) Resist temptation and peer pressure - As soon as a person has decided in his heart and mind to place Allah, the Creator, above all worldly concerns, he or she will inevitably face many pressures from outside sources. Family, friends or society can work against the inner belief and devotion to Allah, and the devotee must be vigilant and always strive for clarity and adherence to their devotion to Allah.

3) Endure to the end - A faithful Muslim may face all sorts of persecution and ridicule, and it is important to never stray from the path of faith and devotion. In fact, the Qur'an makes it clear that if a person or group of people is experiencing undue pressure and difficulty because of their faith, it is best to migrate, or leave the area in search of a better and more peaceful home. This principle is held above the idea that one must fight or go to war to eradicate negative pressures.

4) Strive to be righteous in thought and deed - Anyone who says they adhere to the principles and gospel of Allah must truly strive to do His will and keep His word. If they do not even try, then their words of devotion are empty.

5) Go out and be fearless in conveying the message of Allah - The Qur'an tells of many prophets and teachers in the history of Islam, and praises those who desire to spread the message of Islam throughout the world. This can be a difficult thing for people today, and so this is something many strive for.

6) Defend your community - This is the part where a loose translation can become a picture of a horde of angry Muslims fighting for their God. While it is considered unholy to start or instigate war, Muslims are taught that at times it is necessary to defend a community or nation, even to the point of war and beyond. This is not considered as "starting" a war, but merely following through if threats from outside become too fierce. It is under this principle that the belief lies that if one dies in war against the "infidel" (namely, a non-Muslim), that they will achieve the highest level of heaven, reserved only for Allah's most valiant and devout believers. This defense of country or community can also be interpreted to allow preemptive strikes to defend against impending threat or trouble.

As you can see, the idea of jihad is much more than a holy war raged upon those who do not ascribe to the beliefs of Islam. It is more an internal striving for perfection and obedience to the will of Allah. It allows for war or military operations as a defense, but it is never taught to instigate war. It is only the Islamic radicals or extremists that have given the world this negative view of something that is so beautifully inherent to every faithful Muslim's life.

by on Jun. 4, 2010 at 1:23 PM


by Susie on Jun. 4, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Dh is supposed to leave for Turkey Sunday.  I hope they do not go. 

by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2010 at 1:35 PM


Quoting ashka88:

What is a Jihad!!!!!!!!



Americans are not concerned about Muslims of good will ashka. The radicals are intent on destroying the West & Israel. Posting your info does not exempt what the radical Muslims are attempting to accomplish under the guise of 'jihad!' I could post link after link * videos galore that reveal this but I will add this one~

...a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.

by on Jun. 4, 2010 at 1:39 PM

 Wow... love it.

Make fun of a tragedy

and Blonde, once again, you show your unwillingness to open your mind to other religions... yet, your throw your deity's name around like it was candy... how would it make you feel if all christians were compared to the WBC? Would it hurt? Would you be angry, because no one will give your belief the chance, because some idiots hijacked it?

Christians do the same as well.. another "christian" in the group made comment to the effect that I and another pagan, sacrifice cats... she would not explain the comment and you found it funny.. well I didn't.. crap like the perpetuates hatred of other faiths and you are condoning and participating...

by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM


Quoting atlmom2:

Dh is supposed to leave for Turkey Sunday.  I hope they do not go. 

Sorry to hear that atlmom....I will pray for your husband's safety. Many yrs. ago my father was stationed in Turkey when he was in the Air Force. The family stayed behind in the States b/c of lack of housing qtrs. in Turkey on the Base @ that time~

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