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I discovered <faithfreedom.org> just a week ago. I must commend
you on this initiative. I sincerely believe that your concerns for the
fate of our humanity from the Islamic dogma and the world peace from the
Islamists are genuine and are not motivated by your bitterness (perhaps
due to having personally suffered from Islamic oppression) or any other
personal agenda. I'm also very impressed with the quality of the site's
content. I really enjoyed your style of writing!
Just a word about myself: My name is ÖÖ., I'm a Canadian of
Christian Lebanese origin who escaped from the war torn Lebanon in 1976.
In the early
70's, I was a teenager with great aspiration to learn anything about
everything. I made all sort of friends in High-school, more than half were
Muslims. That helped discover 2 dogmas: Communism (Soviet-style that is!)
and Islamism. Yes, in the 1st case I really wanted to learn about
Communism 1st hand, so I followed a couple of Communist youth leaders
everywhere and learned quickly how evil Communist Totalitarism is to the
world freedom and well being. As for Islamism, I earned the trust of a
young man from the "Muslim Brotherhood" organization (Sunni
Islamists in Sidon, Lebanon). For him politeness was a luxury he couldn't
afford. He explained to me how their doctrine dictates to them that
"Muslim will not accept sharing power with "mushrikin" (my
people) and that they will do whatever it takes, including war, in order
to render Lebanon an Islamic State. I was utterly shocked. I considered
myself very moderate (because I was ignorant) and did care much about my
own religion, let alone other people's religions! Let's understand the
context: This was 1973, Lebanon was very peaceful and prosperous.
Besides Israel, we had the only Pluralistic Democracy in the Middle
east. I could understand that some political opposition would want to
"Arabize" Lebanon a bit more, because they considered that
most Lebanese, in particular Christians, most Sunni and Druze, are too
"decadent" in leading Western-style life. But I couldn't
comprehend how could people who enjoy peace and good life aspire to
upheaval, destruction and killing just for the cause of a RELIGION. I
started reading the Qur'an in Arabic, I started to understand that what I
learned from my moderate muslim friends and the mainstream Lebanese media
was a very polished interpretation of Islam.
I could understand this because modern people need not interpret
word-for-word 14 centuries old archaic writing for guidance, spiritual or
behavioral! Well that man and the tragic events that followed 2 years
later proved wrong! Results 15 years later: 10% of the population or 300
thousand massacred (mostly Nigerian-style or tortured in the undergrounds
of the PLO camps or at the hands of Khomeini's followers), 1 Million
displaced and 800 thousand (mostly Christians) immigrated all over the
world. But worse of all Lebanon lost the Democracy and Freedom it took us
3 centuries to earn (since Emir Fakhr-el-Din II).
In spite of our tragedy, I always shed away from describing Islam as it
is. I felt that because I'm not Muslim, I would be bias and unfair to
Muslim friends if I do so. But when Salman Rushdie published the
"Satanic Verses" prompting the greatest satan of all Khomeini to
declare that "Fatwa" against him, my patience with Islamism ran
out. To me this symbolized the ultimate in Terrorism, way worse the 70's
hijacking of airplanes, this was the Terrorism of Thoughts. To add salt to
injuries, not one moderate or intellectual Muslim would rise to speak
against such an odious act.
In the late 70's, when the Afghan Mujahedeen were waging their war
against the Soviet occupation, I was living in France. All of my french
friends were siding with the supposedly "freedom fighters" and
against the Soviet oppressors and their puppet regime of Kabul. Knowing me
disdain of Communist Totalitarism, they were surprise in my expressing
support for the Soviet army. I told my friend, no matter how bad the
Soviet can be, you can't compare them to evil of Islamists. The Soviets
are a modern society at the least. If the Mujahedeen win, the secular
fighters will be swept aside (as it happened in Iran) and the Afghan
people will truly experience the taste of oppression of the
Fundamentalists. This wasn't a prophecy; it just seemed such a logical
conclusion. When, the Taliban won the civil war, I told my friends, the
American (who indirectly let the Taliban win with the help of Saudi Arabia
and Pakistan) will live to regret what they've done in Afghanistan, both
is helping humiliate the Soviets and letting the Taliban prevail. Well
they didn't have to wait long!
21 Nov 2002
I have been an avid visitor to your website for the past three months.
I have read many of the articles, some of them more than once. I must admit
that your writings have had a profound effect on me, and taken my thinking
into a new direction. I am now able to say with pride and confidence that I
am a humanist. I know now that I have always felt this way, and despite
the testing, painful moments, the doubts and questions in my heart, I feel
reborn. You have helped me to come out of the closet. Thank you.
Many of your articles highlight the perpetual pain and endless suffering and
misery propagated by Islamists upon so many helpless people all over the
world. Besides frequenting the Faith Freedom website, I have also visited
Amnesty International and other humanitarian sites. When I read how little
girls are raped and abused and forced into marriage, my heart pains and
it makes me cry. I want to reach out and hug them, and hold their little
faces in my hands and tell them things are going to get better. I want to
tell them that we hear their cries and help is coming. I feel so helpless.
When I read your letter :"16 yr old girl who was burned...". It made me very
emotional and sad.
The other night I was perusing The Faith Freedom website, when my six
year-old daughter came to sit at my desk. She asked me: " Daddy, what are
you doing?" I told her I was reading about a little who was in trouble.
My daughter said: " Daddy you must help herÖ tell her to come play with
me". I promptly hugged her, kissed her cheek, and smiled at her.
Islam is a religion of violence and evil. This is an undisputed fact. Those
so-called modernist Muslims, the pseudo-intellectual Muslims and the Imams
who, in their sermons, tell the congregation, nothing else but: "Coca Cola
is Haraam", and "women must embrace the hijab -that beautiful garment".
All these people are blind - they are blinded by faith. These people do not
have one molecule of Humility, compassion or love in their hearts. Those
Muslims who criticize Faith Freedom in the debates, letters and other articles
are living a fantasy. Many Muslims, especially those, who live in the west,
claim that Islamic Fundamentalists are misinterpreting the Koran- this
is utter rubbish. Their arrogance is only exceeded by their ignorance.
Their incessant jabbering that the western world and the media are distorting
Islam is beginning to sound like a stuck record. These are the very people
who should be condemning and denouncing the violence and evil perpetrated
against defenseless women and children, but they remain silent. Why ?
Ö Why do they have such immense difficulty in condemning Islamic Fundamentalism?
This can only conclude that Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism is one-and- the same thing. EVIL !
The Sept 11 attack on America was cruel and cowardice. It has exposed the
true face of Islam and has driven yet another nail into the coffin of this
evil religion. This very act of terror has blown the lid on Islamic Fundamentalism and has done nothing but elevate humanism one level
My father once told me that the human mind is a force; that as human beings,
our salvation and survival can only be achieved if we reclaim our humanist
identity. When he said that, I questioned his very sanity. Now I realize his
logic and intent. As humanists, we must focus this Force into a coherent
stream of energy and use it to combat ignorance and uncertainty. We have a
duty and a responsibility to help those little voices who are crying silently. We must give hope to those who desperately desire it.
We must take humanism to those who urgently need it. This is the only antidote for Islam and the physical and psychological
destruction it has caused. We have seen the benefits of education, music, art and sport,
and how we can use this to empower our minds and bodies. This combined with
a healthy dose of love, compassion and humility is the only way forward.
It is only then that we can truly call ourselves Human.
21 Nov 2002
Dear Dr. Sina,
I hope that this e-mail letter will find you well. When my financial situation improves I plan
contributing more ($) that is to the web site. I have at this point only made a nominal donation of $10.
In my spare time I also work with an independant journalist named Maria Sliwa who is working diligently
to educate the public about the existence of slavery particularly in the Sudan. Today I found an one line
petition that will be useful to both of you. It is
www.dhimmi.com On this website is an on-line
petition to the United Nations' Secretary-General Kofi Annan informing him about the suffering of non-Muslims
under Islamic regimes. Sadly I noticed that there were very few signatures on the petition. Perhaps
your website could change this.
Now, and I thank you in advance for indulging my sentimentality, I read something that made me both
intensely sad but equally hopeful. I read about a woman named Layla Murad an Egytpian movie actress that
was known as the "Cinderella of the Arab Cinema". Mostly probably to further her success this
born an Egyptian Jew, converted to Islam. Unfortunately her success and popularity did not
protect her from accusations of Zionism after the Creation of the State of Israel. Although she stayed
in Egypt until her death several years ago her career and fame faded. In reading this article I read that
Layla's most famous and signature song was "Yahya Elhob" (Long Live Love!). Upon reading this I
realized that this was the song that my Sephardic
grandmother from Morocco used to sing! It is my hope that soon with noble and courageous people like
yourself soon the whole world will be singing the same,
"Yahya Elhob!" (Long Live Love!).
Just like you I am a damn
sentimentalist and your email moistened my eyes.
I hope your finances improve,
but donít worry about contributions. You can do more just by promoting
the site. I am sure if this message becomes universal the fall of Islam
will begin. The terrorists get their approval and their moral support from
the non-terrorist Muslims. When there is no one encouraging them, hailing
them as heroes and martyrs, when they find themselves scorned as
brainwashed terrorists, they will stop this madness. The key to stop
Islamic terrorism is to weaken the faith in Islam. We have to demolish the
ideology behind Islamic terrorism. And the step one is to demolish the
mindless leftist Pee Cee culture. Please promote this site in anyway you
Yahya el hob (long live
Hi Mr. Ali Sina,how are you doing? im a 18yr old
singaporean,unlike many countries in the world, Singaporeans live in
peace and harmony regardless of language race or religon.but however
our sense of security was shaken when he found out that muslim
extremist of the Jemaah Islamiah were operating here right under our
noses.Thankfully they were caught befoer they could unleash any
harm.Being curious and having a insatiable appettite i do constant
research on other world religons and their followers.One thing puzzled
me greatly was the way how muslims behave,their intolerance to other
religons and their sick idelogies.Once i was reading the Bible,when my
muslim friend asked me a most riduculous question "Does the bible
have anything on Muhammed?"Actually i was kind of pissed of cause
i knew they are trying to lure me into Islam,i merely replied that
there is nothing about Muhammed in the bible.Not wanting to give up he
pressed on by sayin that Muhammed was the purest,holiest etc etc .I
got exceedingly annoyed but just kept silent.I then decided to
research on Islam and i came across your site.....God bless me at last
i knew what to say to a nosy advocater of Islam,your site besides
being comprehensive also promotes human rights issues and highlights
problems posed by muslims to non muslims.I found the ugly face if
Islam which disgusts me.I just cannot comprehend the muslims they are
at war and odds with every other community or religon.In singapore or
anyother country a person could walk into a Hindu temple,Buddhist
temple or a church without inviting stares but try walking into a
mosque your can feel the reception the moment one step in.I think the
world would be a better place if everyone is a polytheist,im not
saying this because im a Hindu but i have seen Chinese Buddhists
worshipping at Hindu temples and vice versa and sometimes both shrines
are even housed together.I find real harmony and peace between two
distinct races and culture.Im not against monothestic religons,i have
Christian friends who are critical of polythestic religons but they
foster a sense of brotherhood on others.As for Islam,i wish it just
did not exist.I believe there is a force above us and it is not
Muslim,Hindu or Christian or watever.
you for sending me the transcript of your interview with the Grand
Mufti of Egypt. I am afraid I was not shocked but only disgusted
reading what he had to say. It is important that civilized world
understand that we are dealing with a people pertaining to a different
world. A world with values that are incomprehensible to us and utterly
you for having the guts to tell the truth and thank you for sending those
articles. I placed links to them in the news section of faithfreedom.org
and look forward to more of your articles to publish.
Nov. 14, 2002
Thanks, Ali - I saw
it on your terrific website. I can tell you, the
Mufti wasn't terribly
happy he had agreed to meet me by the end of our 90 minute sparring match!
He wouldn't even pose for a photograph!
I am too familiar with that. Before the debate Muslims boast like rooster
just looking for a chance to smash their opponents with their irrefutable
arguments. But after debating a little they chicken out and wish they had
never met you.
to bring some smiles to your face. See how this Wissam
Nasr, the Executive Director of Islamic
Institute for Human Rights brags about his erudition and challenges me
to debate with him promising that he would make me revert to Islam.
am very knowledgable about Islam and I promise you that I can win
absolutely any debate with you, from philosophy to theology to Islam in
actual practice. I challenge you to publish my comments and I challenge
you to try to answer them. I must tell you right now, however, that I am
heavily armed with information and citations. As you will soon see, my
good friend, it will be impossible to prove me wrong. I will give you so
much accurate knowledge and reasoning, that inshallah you will convert to
Islam. If that sounds crazy, then look around you Ali--crazier things have
after the exchange of few messages with our group, he was sorry and
embarrassed for starting the debate and this is what he writes:
I am flattered that you are making a big deal out of me visiting your
hate-site by giving me front page billing, but frankly I am ashamed
that my colleagues would find out I am even speaking to you. I really am.
like someone drowning and gasping for air, he tries to untangle himself
from the embarrassing mess in which he finds himself. He continues:
do this as a my form of Jihad, so I must admit my motivations for being
here are limited to that only. I don't expect you to convert, or even
listen to me. But interestingly enough, ever since we started our debate,
no less than ELEVEN people have written me and asked to hear more about
Islam from me. They compliment me on my excellent arguments and my style
of debate. I imagine I am gaining a "cult" following, if you
will. So you see Ali, my work here is getting done. People are listening
to me and examining the facts for themselves, instead of reading your
hilariously inadequate articles. Silly rabbit, do you really expect
objective people to listen to your hate-filled, ONE SIDED articles?
Actually, I realized that most of the people here already had something
against Islam and now this is a place to vent their hate and frustrations.
They were already prejudiced. That is why I will now announce that ALL
people that wish to speak to me in order to learn more about Islam can
contact me freely at the website address I posted here, PresidentNasr@aol.com.
I am winning the debate Ali, because people are defecting from your
we argued that if he is being so successful and just after less than a
week 11 people wrote to him complementing him for his "excellent
arguments", he should stay longer and enlighten more people. But our
pleas were to no avail.
truth is that Muslims have never been courageous except in battles. If you
read the history of Islam, youíll see that Islam grew only by sword.
Muhammad, Abu Bakr, Omar and Ali, killed more than a hundred thousand
Arabs. Invading civilians, killing their men and enslaving their women and
children was the norm. For example in the Battle of Yamama during the
caliphate of Abu Bakr, Muslims soldiers killed more than 10,000 of their
Bani Hanafi opponents. When the women and children saw that most of their
men had died, they surrendered and accepted Islam. Despite their
acceptance of Islam, Khalid ibn Valid, the Muslimís commander demanded
half of the population and half of the gardens for booty as the condition
for peace treaty. Khalid was tricked into signing the agreement, because
the women dressed like men and paraded over the walls of the fortress
making him believe that there are more men in the town. The winder
was ahead and Khalid thought his soldiers couldnít fight anymore.
Otherwise he would have not accepted the treaty and would have massacred
everyone. When the agreement was reached and the treaty was signed, the
letter of Caliph Abu Bakr arrived in which he ordered all men be executed
and all women and children be taken as slaves.
is how Islam grew. Muslims are brave only when it comes to killing their
opponents. But when it comes to debates and logical arguments, they are
Nov. 8 2002
Ali, it's me [TH] from Indonesia. I have sent my article and my graphic,
which entitled 'Oh...Seram!' (Oh...Terrible!) to Indonesian section of
your website (I sent it directly to Wong Jowo because it use Indonesian
language). However... as you maybe have already known, it seem the wind is
not in our side. Have you heard that US government has launched a campaign
to show Muslim world, including Indonesia, that muslims there is treated
well as US citizen, and that the muslims enjoy freedom to practice and
spread their religion in the free country and other western countries. The
US government policy wants to show to the people in muslim countries that
Americans actually their friends. Perhaps it has something to do with the
plan of attacking Iraq or the detention of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir of
Indonesia. But above all, who said becoming a muslim is not pleasure;
while living in western countries they can live without fear of religious
persecutions, get big attentions from their government, enjoy freedom and
equality, but when living in Islamic countries they can freely oppress and
transgress the rights of the minorities. Is it mean US government don't
care about minorities persecuted in Islamic countries? Oh, they even don't
care about their own religion!
So, at present, I am afraid the mainstream of intellectuals and
politicians of western countries will close their eyes and shut their ears
to our efforts in telling the truth. Furthermore, million dollars had been
poured to support the campaigns of Islam openly and massively. The impact
looks like very tremendous. Even the US president and UK prime minister
give big attentions to Islam, excelling their interests toward other
religions, including their owns. Of course oil factor has played its
roles, but I think you must take CAIR fiery propaganda seriously. Do the
westerners think they are just at war with Al-Qaeda? Or they maybe think
that the fundamentalists who attacked them come from other nations, so no
problem with muslim citizens.
I suggest you'd better seeking help from professionals, those who is
expertizing stratagems to face their campaigns. I think the sincerity is
not enough anymore. Perhaps you can bring the matter to the forum.
I myself is considering to bring yours into non-muslim public. I think you
should know but in Indonesia there is movements in Christians (mainly
Catholics) to make friends and brothers with Muslim! They think if muslims
have been appeased (with the warmth of the Christians and financial aids)
they won't attack non-muslim anymore. Sadly, although often be persecuted
and treated unjustly by muslims, the non-muslims of Indonesia still think
that Islam is a good religion and the 'radicals' just misunderstand the
teaching of the 'holy' prophet, whereas many muslims have been taught from
childhood to suspect and dislike non-muslims. These dhimmis think that it
is natural for minorities to be persecuted because it take place
everywhere in the world. I wonder whether the westerner diplomats didn't
know the factual condition or they wont't care about it; they even
complained to Indonesian members of parliament why Indonesian muslim just
pay a little attentions to Bali bombings, in contrast to the Islamists'
concerns to the Palestinian or Bosnian muslimss. Do you know that many
muslim in Indonesia (including the so-called moderates) think that the
bombing is the act of CIA or Israelis. Of course, there is no Indonesian
newspaper dare to connect this bombing with Islam.
The other problem is that the internet still a luxury for the majority of
Indonesian regardless their religions. The accesibility of the net even
lower than India or China.
I know perhaps it's dangerous, but I will be careful. I still believe in
personal aprroachs. I think if you limit the information just on the net,
we will not attain many advances, while your opponents can speak out their
convictions in various mass-media and with supports from their
governments. Perhaps you can also bring the matter to the forum. However,
you can not play a super hero game, just a few fighters have to face so
many Islamic 'villains'. Perhaps you should consider not to take your
noble job as your private side-job anymore. I also think you even have to
get your sucessors. Also, don't easily shed your tears, Ali, I mean don't
be too impulsive. It's not a cruel advice. But please consider it: if you
think about the sufferings of other people so deeply that you finally weep
over them, will your tears help them? Besides, it also can harm your
health, you can be sick, and make your dearest ones sad. Be strong, Ali,
so you can be a strong light for not only your family, but also for