Absolutely Brilliant

Before I copy and paste what my friend’s friend posted on Facebook, I need to throw in my two cents of what I know about Ikhwaan, also known as The Muslim Brotherhood.

From the recent events, I’ve had a very negative image about Ikhwaan.  Ikhwaan is supposed to be a group of Salafis, but terrorising a nation and certain people, even calling other Muslimeen “kafirs”, was pushing the limit.  It is a major sin to call a Muslim a “kafir” unless they have hardcore evidence that he/she is a munafiq (Hypocrit).  The day or two before July 3rd’s success, a group of Egyptians basically burned the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters.  There, they found guns and bombs, enough to literally go to war with someone (or as my friend put it today).  Ikhwaan are NOT what Muslims think they are.  They are, indeed, terrorists and give Salafis a terrible name in light of Islam.  Showing that they wanted to be on the rise and uplifting Morsy as their head honcho is not Islamic at all.  These people terrorised Muslims and Christians (and other faiths) on the streets daily.

In one of the points you are about to read, we have faced almost daily power outages.  I was lucky enough to experience them for about an hour or two at a time, but other places for more than 6 hours.  This is during the hot months, where temperatures are going over 100 degrees every day, and at night, the temperature never goes below 80 degrees.

Gas prices were over the limit.  Now here, they go by letres.  I remember a day where my friend put 60 pounds in his car, only to be filling his car under the half way mark.  This is Morsy.

So please, ladies and gentlemen, take the time to read this beautifully written article and watch the video.  The sea of Egyptians you will see in the video is amazing and almost breath taking.  33 million protestors since June 30.  33 million.  And yes, this was an organised protest.  Egyptians knew about this protest at least 3 months in advance.  Unfortunately, there have  been deaths and many people hurt, but the Egyptians did their part and have succeeded.

May Allah azza wa jal help Egypt and elect a president that will help the people, not hurt.

Article from Facebook repost:


To my American friends,

While you are celebrating the 4th of July, your government is attempting to deny my people their right to create their very own independence day. On June 30th, millions of Egyptians took to the streets to protest the atrocious year long rule of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for presidency. Protests have erupted across the country to object to atrocities committed by this incompetent terrorist regime. Please take the time to review some of the highlights of the past year so you can better understand why these protests have taken place despite media outlets such as CNN’s best efforts to conceal them:
1. During last year’s presidential elections, Morsi got 51% of the votes in a standoff with 40% participation. Meaning that only 20% of the public vote supported his election as president. While this was indeed a democratic election, this does not by any means grant him the right to be immune from accountability by the very same people who elected him.

2. On the 22nd of November of last year, people took to the streets to protest the ‘unconstitutional decree’ issued by Mohamed Morsi that granted him sweeping powers by allowing himself to immune all his decisions and ensure that his decrees are irrevocable and unaccountable before the law (which he took the liberty of destroying by crippling our judicial system so that he would have no other state body to answer to.) This decree granted Morsi the power to sell parts of Egyptian territories, or even marry our mothers should he choose to do so without so much as an objection from anyone since this was after all, the law as he had defined it. After enforcing this lunatic decree, he issued arrests warrants against opposition figures, forced media channels to shut down production for showing bank statements with transferred state money into his son’s personal bank account in the US, and labeled the reported 25 million Egyptians that took to the streets on the 4th of December across the country as a “minority, influenced by drugs given to them by ‘enemies of Egypt’ to shake the stability of the state.” Other labels included spies, thugs of the former regime, or my personal favorite, Christians hired by the church to conspire against Morsi and his brotherhood.

3. Events since last year’s protests have slowly managed to aggravate the masses to take to the streets once again. The Egyptian economy has been on a steady decline reflected in credit downgrades, a continuously declining Egyptian pound, and increased inflation and foreign debt. Egyptians have witnessed a gas and petroleum crisis that left parts of the country entirely paralyzed as well as daily power outages that lasted for hours on end and cost businesses and households millions in damages. In addition, an unsettling wave of ‘Islamizing’ the state had manifested itself across various institutions most notably, was the appointment of a member of the extremist Islamist organization that carried out a terrorist attack on tourists in Luxor in 1997 as governor. Moreover, the most recent cabinet reshuffle resulted in the ministry of culture crisis where a member of the MB was appointed minister despite lacking the required professional background needed for the job. The appointments made by this Islamist minister to the Egyptian National Library and Archives (NLA), sparked an outrage in the intellectual community that led to protests that had erupted weeks before June 30th.

These issues were not even acknowledged by the government except when Morsi laughed off the gas crisis during the speech he made on Wednesday 26th of June.

4. Morsi’s failure to address the most pressing economic and security issues led to the formation of a grass roots movement called “Tamarod” which translates to rebellion. Tamarod managed to collect over 22 million petitions signatures calling for the impeachment of Mohamed Morsi.

5. On June 30th Egyptians began protesting across the nation. I urge you all to take a few moment of your time to watch this video so you can truly grasp just how big these protests were. Please note that this video only covers protests in the two major areas of protest in Cairo Tahrir and Ittihadeya (the presidential palace.) It doesn’t capture the millions across the different governorates of Egypt and protestors in front Egyptian embassies across the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vux_-vJvHww


Western media outlets were quick to label this a military coup disregarding the millions of Egyptians that took to the street to not only stand against the failure of Morsi over the past year but more importantly, to stand against a terrorist regime that aimed to rid Egyptians of their national identity.

We ask of you to take part in eliminating the media bias against our struggle and shed light on what’s truly happening in our country. Help us ensure that those who lost their lives for freedom have not done so in vain. Please raise awareness in your local communities over what’s really happening in Egypt.

Ya Ikhwan!!

YA IKHWAN! STEAD FAST, IM HERE AT YOUR BACK!!
WE ARE FEW BUT WITH OUR IMAAN 
AND THE POWER OF OUR FAITH TO OUR LORD
IN SHA ALLAH, VICTORY ALWAYS BE OURS..

YA IKHWAN! STAND UP! PICK UP YOUR WEAPON, 
AND SHOOT HARDER !!
THAT BULLETS ARE MORE POWERFUL TO THEIR BOMBS!
IN SHA ALLAH, VICTORY ALWAYS BE OURS..

YA IKHWAN! RUN FOR YOUR LINES NOT BACKWARDS BUT FORWARDS!!
FACING OUR ENEMIES WILL REWARDED BY ALLAH, AND THOSE
TURN THEIR BACK TO THEIR ENEMY WILL BE HUMILIATED
IN SHA ALLAH, VICTORY WILL BE OURS…

YA IKHWAN! DO YOU HEAR HOW NOISY ARE THEIR GUNS AND THEIR TANKS?
BUT THE ROAR OF THE MUJAHIDEEN IS MORE LOUDER,
AND OUR LORD HEAR IT CLEAR
BECAUSE EVEN OUR HEARTS SHOUTING
FOR ALLAH’S SHARIAH, THIS IS VICTORY!!
IN SHA ALLAH, VICTORY WILL BE OURS!!

YA IKHWAN! YOUR WOUNDED, SUBHANALLAH!! YOUR WOUND WILL SMELL
LIKE A MUSK AND WITNESS YOU THAT YOU FOUGHT THE BATTLE FISABILILLAH IN THE DAY OF QIYAMA
IN SHA ALLAH, VICTORY WILL BE OURS..!!

YA IKHWAN! YOUR NOT BREATHING WELL.. ARE YOU SAYING THE KALIMAH?
SUBHANALLAH . . ALL BELONGS TO ALLAH AND TO HIM IS THE LAST
RETURN . . IN SHA ALLAH, ALLAH GRANT YOU JANNAH FERDAUS..
INDEED YA IKHWAN!! YOU ARE VICTORIOUS… ALLAHUAKBAR!!


~Al-Qawlu Qawlu Sawarim~ 

By:Omu Mu’awwidh Aishah

Masha’Allah a sister wrote this.

Watch on tipsforradicals.tumblr.com

A Coup or a Continuation of the Revolution? | إنقلاب ولا استمرار للثورة, by the Mosireen collective in Cairo.

This short documentary really summarises what I imagine is a popular attitude in Egypt at the mo - fuck the Ikhwaan, fuck the army, and fuck the police. The revolution continues!

Supporters and opponents of ousted President Morsi engage in running street battles on capital’s 6th October Bridge.

I am about to give myself a heart attack. As of now, anyone going to Ta7rir Square is in danger of being attacked.  Ikhwaan have set fire to a car with people in it.  If you are going, be prepared to fight back like you have never fought before.

Take pre-caution on 6th of October Bridge as well.  There are serious clashes between Ikhwaan and anti-Morsy supporters.  Please take care.

This is not Islam.  I can seriously say Ikhwaan is giving bad light on us Muslimeen.  This is not how Islam is supposed to be.  If you support Ikhwaan, you need to start reassessing yourselves.

You make me sick.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

This is an opinion piece that I submitted to roadside2islam.  Regardless if they run it or not, just thought I would throw my two cents in there.

Bismillah hir Rahman hir Raheem,

    Since I have been living in Cairo as of February 24, 2012, and the induction of President Morsy a few months after that, I had heard a lot about the Muslim Brotherhood, also known as “al-Ikhwaan el-Muslimeen”, which I will be referring to them as “Ikhwaan”.  Their credo is:  "Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations." 


A lot of Muslims that I met, at first, praised them because they really thought ex-President Morsy was going to help the Egyptian people.  Morsy gave them hope and comfort, but unfortunately, he did not follow through.  After working at one job, I learned that a lot of Christians, and other Muslims alike, began to dislike them.  This turned to fear, and eventually hate.


    During the revolution of June 25 – July 03 of this year, I have grown a deep disliking of Ikhwaan.  Their actions during the planned, peaceful protests to impeach ex-President Morsy turned into a blood bath. 
On July 02, many anti-Morsy protesters volunteered, or basically bombarded, the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters which they burned down and also found explosives and guns of all types to go to war with people not Ikhwaan.  Ikhwaan have also been known to state:  “If you do not support Ikhwaan, you are a kafir.”  You can be a Muslim, and you were still called a kafir.  They disliked and even hated anyone who is a Christian, Jew, atheist, and so forth.  They took their “jihad” in the terms of how Americans coin the term jihad; one of a religious, which is now becoming a political, war.


    On July 03, around 300 or so Muslim Brotherhood leaders and head honchos were arrested and taken into custody.


    Since my time here in Egypt, and insha’Allah, more time to come by Allah’s will, I have learned a lot about Ikhwaan.  Originally known as pure Salafi, which you can see a lot here on the streets of Cairo, known for their calluses on their foreheads and growing of the beards, not to mention sisters in niqab or at least in khimar, they are supposed to be men and women of the Sunnah.  By what I have seen on the news and from articles, they are not abiding by the Sunnah what-so-ever.


    These Ikhwaan members, men and women alike, have been known to harass and humiliate others on the street.  They will look down on other Muslimahs, objectify and make fun of other Muslim men, threaten to kill Christians and Copts in the middle of the street.  They have tried to scare people who are walking on the streets by “jokingly” driving right in their direction.  Is this supposed to be of the Qur’an and Sunnah?  Is calling other Muslimeen a “kafir” of the Qur’an and Sunnah?


    On one of my work days, I learned that morning that 30 people had been killed and 40 people were injured.  All before 9 AM in Nasr City, one of the highest running places for Ikhwaan.  That night, on the news, I saw horrific video feeds of Ikhwaan storming shops with batons and metal pipes, destroying things.  I saw a news feed where Ikhwaan were throwing innocent people off the roofs of buildings.  This is not Islam.  This is not how we are supposed to show who we are as Muslimeen.


    In the Qur’an, it states in Surah al-Ma’idah 5:32:  “If anyone slays a person, it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.”


    Ikhwaan were not saving anyone’s lives.  Ikhwaan were causing trouble at a rally that was peaceful in the first place.  Even the military did not interfere until Ikhwaan started the trouble.  Ikhwaan blocked off one of the entryways into Tahrir Square on 6th of October Bridge.  They had set a car on fire with people in it and were abusing, hurting, and killing what were once peaceful protesters, in the middle of the street on that bridge, and even in Tahrir itself.


    I do not know what Ikhwaan are like in other places, such as London or Qatar, but I do know here in Egypt that Ikhwaan are very misleading in how they treat others.  We all know that politics and religion should never mix.  Ikhwaan is supposed to be a movement, something for Salafis to practise upon and grow by Islam.  However, they have created political parties, specifically Hamas in Gaza, Palestine and the Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt.  Unfortunately, ex-President Morsy did just that.  He took the support from Ikhwaan and was a puppet under their control.  He embezzled in money, catered it to his sons, took away the rights of reporters and journalists, shut down TV stations, and never helped the economy grow.  The ratio of the US dollar to the Egyptian pound sky rocketed.  There was no income into Egypt at all.


    Thanks to Ikhwaan, they have tarnished the name of Islam in Egypt.  They went against all that was supposed to be right in the eyes of Allah azza wa jal.  Certain sub-cities in Cairo are unsafe to go into, such as all of Nasr City, where my friend and her husband live, but cannot go there for fear of attacks.  We, as Muslims, are not supposed to be feared.  We are supposed to be some sort of pathway for Islam and for people who are interested.  Why are Ikhwaan living up to the name of “Jihad” and mindlessly associating it with terrorism?  They have no idea what kind of image they are bringing about to people that have no clue about Islam.


    Brothers and sisters, I urge you to make du’a for not just the Egyptian state and against a people who are subjugating others, but for other places around the world that are being terrorised by any kind of people, be it al-Ikhwaan el-Muslimeen, or by leaders who are not treating their people with respect and help.  We need to show the world that we are better than those who tarnish the name of Islam.  We have heard the saying, “Do not look at Muslims for Islam, look at Islam, for it is perfection.”  The only way we can do that is to try to reflect that perfection outwardly to show others that we are not like Ikhwaan.  We are slaves of Allah azza wa jal, not slaves to those who are misled.

Egypt is exploding, yet again

Earlier this morning, Shoubra Street had a mini “Ikhwaan parade”.  I’m not that worried for Shoubra because Shoubra is mainly Christian.  I like Shoubra the way it is.

However, Heliopolis and Nasr City (especially Nasr City) are on lock down because Ikhwaan are heavy there.

Just now, an Ikhwaan leader made a speech.  My computer crapped out, so I didn’t catch everything.  The last thing I heard was “Ikhwaan will live…”  Maybe the last part was “in peace”, msha3rfah eh.

And recent news says that Ikhwaan will conduct suicide bombings as well as killing multiple Christians.  This is not Islamic at all.

There’s also been military shootings, at least 6 killed.  anti-Morsy’s are marching through Nasr City right now to show their disapproval of Ikhwaan.

I’m hearing all of this on aljazeera.com live stream radio.  The video feed isn’t loading because of my connection speed.  I will keep you all updated, insha’Allah.

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