International Model for Peace

5 07 2015

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by Adnan Oktar

The airstrike operation initiated in Yemen by Saudi-led coalition forces under the name “Decisive Storm” on March 26th came to an end on April 21st, and operation “Restoring Hope” for the people of Yemen was announced instead; a ceasefire was then declared. Although the fighting has eased, occasional coalition bombardments are still taking place. Efforts to reconcile the sides are also being made.

The US, which encouraged Saudi Arabia and its partners in the coalition to undertake the operation against the Houthis, is now talking to the Houthis in order to establish peace. Rajeh Badi, a spokesman for the al-Hadi government in Yemen, suggested that the US had met with the Houthis in Oman. In a statement to Reuters, Badi said that the US had met with Shiite Houthis in Oman: “We have been informed that there are meetings, at American request, and that a private American plane carried the Houthis to Muscat.” He added that the Yemeni government was not party to the talks.[1]

In the wake of that claim, Marie Harf, senior advisor for strategic communications to U.S. Secretary ofState, confirmed that Anne W. Patterson, the top diplomat for the Near East, had indeed met with representatives of the Houthi in Oman.[2]

Daifallah al-Shami, a senior Houthi official, issued a statement that his movement would take part – without preconditions – in U.N.-backed peace talks intended to put an end to the civil conflict and due to be held in Geneva on June 14th.

We are looking at a very striking fact when we evaluate this development considering the events in recent years in a region stretching from Libya to Afghanistan, including Yemen.

Forces of influence in the Arab-Islamic world are capable of assuming a role in building peace and establishing order on the one hand while inflicting terrible destruction on these lands on the other. So enfeebled is the Arab-Islamic world that it has come to look for peace from countries that stand to benefit economically and politically from Muslims killing one another. This enormous dichotomy is a clear sign that any peace established by parties that stand to gain from selling arms to the Arab-Islamic world, or exploiting its oil, can never provide a permanent solution, but will give birth to new conflicts instead.

The only way of halting the fighting is for the Islamic world to establish unity based on permanent reconciliation within itself. Let us not forget that in the Qur’an, God commands Muslims to be united: “Those who are unbelievers are the friends and protectors of one another. If you do not act in this way [be friends and protectors of one another] there will be turmoil in the land and great corruption.” (Qur’an, 8: 73)

So how is that unity to come about?

When they look at the seemingly unceasing turmoil and conflict in the Islamic world, many people think that any agreement or unity in these lands is a risible suggestion. Yet if the countries of the world can coalesce around oil, or even football, then Muslims can recall the words of God and be united as brothers.

For example, in the same way that the European Union is united in a broad economic, political, military, cultural and social context, an Islamic Union can also come together under globally agreed-to terms. Indeed, a union of affection established by Muslims who regard one another as brothers, as commanded in the verses of the Qur’an, would be much more powerful than the EU, which is based almost entirely upon economic interests. In that regard, an Islamic Union will represent an example of a fine union for the peace for which everyone longs.

All Islamic countries that join the Islamic Union must be guaranteed that the independence and sovereignty of all the states in the region will be respected: In other words, no one country will dominate the union, and some countries will not dominate others for economic or political advantage. Members of the union will thus maintain their own sovereign structures, but will act as a single nation when it comes to matters of agreed cooperation.

Member countries’ borders will be inviolable and each country will be independent in terms of its domestic affairs. Disagreements will be resolved by peaceful means instead of through international policies looking for military solutions. The resolution of problems through policies of love, rather than resorting to threats and force, will also further strengthen the union.

In order for this to be possible, guarantees must be set in place to ensure that human rights and basic freedoms, such as the freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief are respected across the union as a whole and in all its individual members. This will lead to the union being respected and listened to across the world.

In order for such a union capable of producing joint development policies based on consultations to come about, polices aimed at establishing a union of hearts among Muslim countries must also be adopted. Programs must be instituted in all media organizations and educational institutions, including those in Yemen, teaching that Muslims are brothers, not enemies. National leaders should make a significant contribution to the founding of that union by issuing statements in line with these programs.

Once that is done, it will be possible to build an Islamic world in which Muslims live in peace and tranquility in artistically built cities and at the very highest levels of quality.

[1] http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/31/uk-yemen-security-usa-idUKKBN0OG0NR20150531

[2] http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/world/middleeast/us-envoy-held-talks-with-houthi-rebels-of-yemen.html?_r=0

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


The PKK’s Aim is a Communist State

28 06 2015

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by Harun Yahya

The aim behind the separatist activities that have been taking place in Southeast Turkey for many years is not an ethnic movement, but one to impose a communist and atheistic ideology. The PKK, which has caused the loss of thousands of lives over the last 30 years, is a Marxist-Leninist and Stalinist communist organization whose aim is to establish a giant communist state in the region.

The organization wishes to establish a communist state in the region and believes that a bloody revolution is essential in order to achieve that objective. As required by its ideology, it martyrs our troops, shoots our police officers in the back, kidnaps teachers and bombs the Turkish public, making no allowances for women, children or the elderly.

The communist mentality that seeks to give the impression that there is a gulf between our Kurdish brothers and us by referring to the situation in the region as the ‘Kurdish problem,’ is in fact preparing the way for a communist, Stalinist and Leninist regime in the region.

The PKK’s aim is to use Kurdish nationalism TO CRUSH THE KURDS WITH A STALINIST IDEOLOGY.

It must not be forgotten that in the event a communist, Stalinist and Leninist regime were established in the region, may God forbid, the first people to be violated and crushed underfoot would be our Kurdish brothers.

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People who say, “Autonomy is essential for there to be an end to terror” are unaware of this communist threat.

Yet it is essential to know the scale of the danger in order to be able to take precautions against it.

THE PKK IS A DARWINIST ORGANIZATION

The PKK believes that life is the work of chance and that life and history follow a supposed evolutionary process. Its leader, Abdullah Öcalan, sets out this world view as follows:

Products increase with the discoveries of tools and fire, and species will develop more rapidly as these increase, and a division will occur with the PRIMATES. THE NATURAL LAWS OF EVOLUTION determine development. (Abdullah Öcalan, Defending a People, chapter: ‘Natural Society’)

The prevailing belief in the communist Darwinist Stalinist Leninist ideology adopted by the PKK is ruthlessness, pitilessness and unscrupulousness. These ideologies seek to turn societies into arenas where wild animals fight for survival. The reason for this is that Darwinism says that they are all animals and that they can survive only if they fight, just like animals.

The PKK’s struggle is continuing along just those lines.

THE PKK IS AN IRRELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION

“We have nothing to do with religion. Our people must break away from God and ideology. I broke away from God after a long struggle. I overcame God. And thus I became Abdullah Öcalan.”

The rest of the PKK share exactly the same view as the speaker of these words, Abdullah Öcalan. “Prayer itself in general terms is a PIECE OF THEATER. (Sumerian Priest State to Democratic Civilization, Vol. 1, December 2001, p. 354) These words of Öcalan’s show the organization’s view of religion and how that view is held within the organization.  (Surely Almighty God is beyond that.)

THE PKK IS OPPOSED TO THE UNITY OF THE STATE

The aim of the PKK is to break Turkey up and tear it apart. The establishment of communist rule in the Southeast of Turkey through an autonomous Kurdish state is just the beginning. The organization’s ultimate aim is a communist global state.

THE PKK IS OPPOSED TO THE CONCEPT OF FAMILY

The PKK claims that so-called ‘primitive humans’ had no concepts such as honor or family and that they were invented only later. They say that it is vitally important to the communist revolution for these to be destroyed.

The family is regarded as part of a feudal system. Ties to one’s family must be broken in order to focus on the communist struggle.

The concept of family is rejected as follows in the ideology adopted by the PKK:

“Any revolutionary element who marries, starts a family or is part of a family for any reason is in a state of great inconsistency.”

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THE PKK WILL NEVER CEASE USING TERROR IN ITS STRUGGLE 

The PKK is a communist, Stalinist and Leninist organization led by Abdullah Öcalan, who says that “…THE ARMED STRUGGLE, POPULAR REVOLUTION AND THE ORGANIZATION ARE INTER-RELATED AND ESSENTIAL TO ONE ANOTHER…” (Abdullah Öcalan, Selected Writings, Vol. 1, p. 195). This communist organization follows Lenin’s methods, and terror is therefore essential to it. Therefore, giving in to some of the PPK’s demands will never put a stop to terror. On the contrary, the terror will just continue and grow.

THERE CAN NEVER BE ANY COMPROMISE WITH COMMUNIST TERROR

“I represent 21st Century socialism as Lenin did in 1900,” says the leader of the separatist terror organization, Ocalan, who describes the ultimate aim of the PKK as “THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMUNIST SOCIETY”:

“The criteria of socialism and communism apply in our environment. Under socialism, each is given according to his labor. That also applies within the party (the PKK). THIS WILL CONTINUE TO APPLY UNTIL THE BUILDING OF A COMMUNIST SOCIETY.” (Abdullah Öcalan, The liquidation of Liquidationism, p. 153)

As can be seen from these words, the PKK, whose aim is to establish a communist state in the Southeast of Turkey, will never abandon terror until that aim is achieved.

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


Gaza; End The Siege Now And Forever.

25 06 2015

Freedom Flotillas are gathering in the Eastern Mediterranean this week on their way to break the illegal and criminal siege of Gaza. Brave hearts from all over the world are on board. Israel and its supporters are gathering with guns drawn to prevent another attempt to break the siege.

Israel, always, the angry, unhappy and psychological misfit nation it is, full of hate and contempt for the world and human values, is a country that never gives damn or due considerations to international law.

The siege and blockade of Gaza is not only criminal and brutal, it has no basis in international and humanitarian laws and is used by Israel as an excuse for collective punishment of Gaza, its people and leadership. This collective punishment finds sanctions and support from the US and, unfortunately, also in Western Europe.

Ramallah, unlike last time with vocal contempt of those risking their lives is mostly silent now, not sure if there is clandestine cooperation with Israel to undermine such attempt to break the siege like last time.

For Hamas, this is a much welcomed effort specially since its billion dollar tunnel business came to an abrupt end with the military take over in Egypt and the Egyptian decision to clear wide swath of land along the border with Gaza, evicting and displacing tens of thousands of Egyptian families in the Egyptian Rafah. Unfortunately, the Arabs on their own are unable lacking the will and force to end the siege.

This coincide with the announcement in Ramallah that reconstructions of destroyed homes will take place, and with Qatar already implementing its own plans to rebuild certain parts of Gaza. However most if not all construction materials coming from Israel, and for sure with double digits commissions for key figures in Ramallah.

If Israel issue is security, which it is not, making sure there are no arms or weapons smuggled into Gaza, one can understand that, and there are thousands of ways and arrangements that allows the “international community” to inspect goods and products and passengers destined to Gaza without risking Israel’s “security”.

Arrangements that I proposed in my earlier posting and website “www.gazaoperationhope.com” including the setting up of a staging area in Cyprus, under UN, US and NATO where all goods and shipments destined to Gaza undergoes thorough inspection in Cyprus with naval protected corridor between Gaza and Cyprus.

Similar staging area under UN auspices can be set up at Gaza Port beyond the reach of Hamas, militant group and the Palestinian Authority ensuring the safety and security of people and goods leaving Gaza and coming into Gaza. These arrangements should go well hand in hand with the post Mubarak/Morsi Egypt and the erratic schedule of opening and closing the Rafah crossing.

Let Egypt and Israel build a mile high wall around Gaza as long as Gazans have complete and unhindered access to the sea.

The excuses given by Israel and its supporters within the US are not only silly and stupid but makes no sense at all, justifying, bullying ,thuggrey and hijackings on the high seas, no different from the Somali Pirates in the Indian Ocean, and its shows the moral and political bankruptcy of Israel, its Zionist agenda and ideology and its sponsors in official Washington.

Of course one need to keep in mind the kind of stupid list that Israel uses to keep the siege of Gaza going. It banned pasta, ketchup, lentil, and hearing aids, chocolate items that are forbidden to the people of Gaza, since these items pose a risk to Israel’s security and no one in Washington dared to question such list.

Knowing how Tel-Aviv works, I will not be surprised if Israel through its dogs in Washington insists on making decisions as to what should enter or leave Gaza, leaving its lists of items posing security risk.

Frankly speaking, who needs Israel and its construction material? Gazans and Palestinian officials will be committing a crime by using any Israeli materials for the reconstruction of Gaza — if they do, they will be rewarding Israel for its crimes. No Israeli materials should be used in Gaza period. BDS is a must in this case.

Let Israel go to hell, and let Israel keep its borders crossing closed; and let the people of Gaza open their port and airport, and import and export everything they need and want through the Gaza port and airport. No need to reward Israeli suppliers with billions of supply contracts, giving them incentives to destroy Gaza one more time, knowing they will be rewarded with billions worth of supply contracts.

Let the UN and selected countries including EU and US open and operate both the Seaport and Airport of Gaza. Time to end this criminal and inhuman siege of the people of Gaza end now and forever.


What is Jihad According to Quran?

24 06 2015

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by Harun Yahya

The word jihad comes from the Arabic word “jahd.” Its meanings are:

1) To work, to strive, to exhibit determination and persistence or self-sacrifice, and

2) To control one’s lower self.

On the basis of these definitions, waging jihad in Islam means to inform the other side, to teach people proper moral values and to turn them away from evil. In doing this, a Muslim must train his own lower self in the direction of moral virtue and train himself to be someone far removed from rage and hatred.

In other words, what a Muslim engaged in jihad must do is to train himself on the one hand, and strive to teach people truth and goodness on the other. He must be a role model with his own moral values in order to spread love, peace and affection and to turn people away from evil.

The word “jahd” is never employed in any other sense in the Qur’an. Those who perpetrate slaughter under the name of “jihad” saying “Our point of reference is the Qur’an” are either lying or misinformed.

In the eyes of the Qur’an, those who are now slaughtering people in the name of jihad, taking their own lives as suicide bombers or inciting war are committing a grave sin, yet the great majority of these people are not even aware that they are contravening the Qur’an. That is because they have been led astray in the name of religion. They have their own faith in which there is hatred instead of love, rage instead of affection, enmity instead of brotherhood, horror instead of beauty and ignorance instead of art, science and culture. It is frighteningly simple to put a gun in the hands of someone who believes in such a faith and it is all too easy to tell them “This community is your enemy so go and attack it.” It is quite easy to incite them and shockingly easy to build communities of rage.

There is one important point that needs to be remembered here; the great majority of radicals spread violence out of ignorance. They do not know the true faith. Most of them have likely never even read the Qur’an.

That is why it is no use to condemn, curse, threaten, imprison or exile someone who kills under the misapprehension he is waging jihad. His problem is that he has not been educated with the Qur’an and has not understood the law of God. Since that is the problem, we have to accept the fact that so long as false education persists, there will also be radicals who are ignorant of what they do. If one accepts that this is the problem, one can also grasp the fact that the only thing that those who spread violence and terror under the name of jihad need is true education.

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


A Ramadan When Muslims Don’t Fight Muslims…

18 06 2015

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by Harun Yahya

I would like to start by saying ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ to all my Muslim brothers and sisters around the world. I pray to my Lord that, this holy month which encompasses the Night of Qadr, the night when the Quran, the guide to all of humanity was sent down, and which is ‘…better than a thousand months’ (Surat al-Qadr, 3),’ will bring peace, happiness and welfare to the entire Islamic world.

The holy month of Ramadan carries so many beauties and blessings, and it would be almost impossible to list them all here. In this sacred month, Muslims throughout the vast Islamic geography become united, put behind the resentments from the past and embrace the feelings of brotherhood, alliance, love, compassion and affection. The poor and the needy are taken care of through the iftar gatherings and the aid of charity organizations and benefactors, creating a blessed environment for all the parties involved.

The month of Ramadan has very positive effects on people’s souls. The crime rates drastically drop during this month in the Muslim world. Many avoid telling lies, committing sins and shun any activities that Allah wouldn’t approve of. They feel more empowered and inspired to think and act better. Fasting makes them ponder matters that they never gave a thought to before, and this creates a fear of God Allah and a longing for the Hereafter in their hearts. They get closer to religion and many of them continue to live a more devout and sincere life even after Ramadan ends. Therefore, Ramadan is a month of endless blessings and goodness.

However, the Islamic world has started this Ramadan amidst wars, conflicts and poverty. We started last Ramadan by praying that all the pains, suffering and wars that the innocent people of the Islamic world had to endure would end soon. This year, Muslims are facing even bigger difficulties. In the Middle East particularly, brothers have turned against brothers and Muslims are fighting Muslims. Innocent people are being killed for no reason, forced out of their homes and countries, our historical heritage is being destroyed and things escalate further with every passing day.

However our Lord said in the 4th verse of Surat as-Saff , “Allah loves those who strive in His Way in ranks like well-built walls”, and made it very clear that it is an obligation for Muslims to be united. Muslims are the guardians of each other, and as they are the friends of Allah, the helpers of Allah, they have the sublime moral values to bring peace and justice to the world. It is for this reason that Muslims need to love, embrace and help each other. It is important that Muslims foil the plot of Satan immediately to bring an atmosphere of unity and love to the Muslim world regardless of any ethnic, racial, sectarian or other differences. Our Lord said in the 103rd article of Surah Al ‘Imran , “Hold fast to the rope of Allah all together, and do not separate …” and ordered Muslims to be united, help, love and cooperate with each other and intellectually disperse the evil results of hostility.

Allah created destiny and He showed us the way of salvation. The only thing we need to do is follow His words, and bring love and compassion to the Islamic world. Allah commanded Muslims to set aside all their differences and love and help each other. We pray that this Ramadan will be a month when Muslims stop pointing guns at each other, and foil the plot of  Satan by extinguishing  the fires of hostility and strife and becoming more loving, compassionate, understanding and more reasonable towards each other.

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com

 

 


Waste Less, Feed More

16 06 2015

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by Harun Yahya

Had people not been selfish and greedy as they are now, our world would have been a very different place. The situation would have been different, if people loved one another and regarded mutual aid as a virtue. It would then seem utterly illogical to spend billions of dollars on football teams in one part of the world while children are starving in another.

There would be no question of them having gold-plated cars made for themselves while children, trapped in the fighting in Syria and Afghanistan, are picking crumbs of bread off the streets. There would be no inequality of income and no social injustice. Those who carelessly spend the money of the poor would disappear. But lovelessness leads to this frightful picture; and because of that people prefer waste to sharing.

Around 800 million people in the world are going hungry. Meanwhile, 1.5 billion are wrestling with obesity and 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year across the world. Total food production in sub-Saharan Africa is 230 million tons but that same quantity of food is thrown away every year in developed countries. According to a study by Stuttgart University in Germany, the Germans throw away 11 million tons of food a year. That means that a German throws away 235 euros’ worth of food every year. That is equivalent to the annual income of 1.5 billion people in the world.

The scale of the waste across the world is stunning. Around 30 percent of the food produced in the world is wasted without being consumed. In other words, one-third is thrown away without ever reaching the table. Approximately 40 percent of the food produced in the US is never eaten, while 100 million tons of food is never consumed in Europe every year. The economic value of the 1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year is $1 trillion.

The conclusion to be drawn from these horrifying figures is clear enough; according to World Bank reports, enough food is thrown away in developed countries to feed 15 times the number of people who starve to death in the world. In other words, the problem is not one of hunger or famine, but of lovelessness and carelessness. Children are not essentially dying from hunger, but are rather losing their lives as a result of this dreadful system.

An excellent story on the subject of waste emerged from France last week. Under a law passed by the French National Assembly, foodstuffs remaining in the hands of wholesalers will no longer be thrown away. It will also be illegal to make unsold food unfit for consumption. Foodstuffs that are not sold will either have to be given away or used as animal feed or fertilizers. Supermarkets with a floor space exceeding 400 square meters will have to sign agreements with charities over food donations.

France is a country where some 20-30 kg of foodstuffs are thrown away per capita. It is estimated that seven kilos of this is never even opened. In financial terms that waste corresponds to 12-20 billion euros. There is no need to point out how important this money would be to an African country wracked by poverty. The step taken by France is therefore an important policy that needs to be adopted by other countries. The fact that those who fail to comply will face imprisonment or heavy fines is also a significant deterrent.

There is also the question of Muslim countries that are quiet on this subject, even though Almighty Allah explicitly declares waste a sin in the verse, “Eat and drink, but do not be profligate. He does not love the profligate.” (Surah Al-A’raf, 31)

One would hope that the main steps for the prevention of waste would come from Muslim countries. One would hope that they would exhibit an exemplary sensitivity to the world, and that the poor in the world could thus be enriched. Sadly, however, a great many people in the world think only of themselves. The word for that is egoism.

Is it such precautions that are the main thing needed to prevent waste? Of course these will have an effect, since they also involve penalties. But a scourge such as waste can only be eradicated by people abandoning their selfishness and greed. There is only one way to achieve that — love. There is no way of teaching someone without love about affection, protectiveness, sharing and the happiness that derives therefrom. He will not be in the least bit interested in people dying from want or hunger in other countries or outside his own door. Therefore, those who wish to draw attention to the tragedy of this hunger going on before the eyes of the world must start by teaching people love.

Organizations and activists fighting hunger in the world must first introduce people to the beauty of affection, and then show them the way. There is no other way of getting people who are obsessed with their own preoccupations and disregard anything but their own existence to see the tragedy being played out.

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com

 

 


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