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"Wake-up Mr President"

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Submitted by Lactantius Jr (United Kingdom), Sep 22, 2009 at 07:32

To President Barack Hussein Obama

Good day Mr President

Knowing Islam "up close" as you do, I guess you know that Muslims "do" Ramadan because the Qur'an claims to have been "revealed" during the month of Ramadan,

"The month of Ramadân in which was revealed the Qur'ân, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadân i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and he does not want to make things difficult for you. (he wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbîr (Akbar; Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadân and Shawwâl] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to him."

Surah 2:185 (Hilali-Khan)

and what does the Qur'an have to say about the ultimate goal of Islam? Here are three Qur'anic verses taken from the translation made by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Hilali and Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan, funded by the Saudi Royal family, Hilali and Khan, The Noble Qur'an, Riyadh: Darussalam, 1996,

http://www.mlivo.com/translations/Hilali%20Khan.htm

and remember that 15 of the19 bombers of 911 were born in Saudi Arabia, and "inspired" by the Qur'an to do what they did on 911.

"He it is who has sent his Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and his Messenger Muhammad) hate (it).

Surah 61:9

"He it is who has sent his Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), that he may make it (Islam) superior to all religions. And all-Sufficient is Allah as a Witness."

Surah 48:28

"It is he who has sent his Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth, to make it superior over all religions, though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it).

Surah 9:33

Hideously, the only assurance a Muslim can have of getting to Allah's "paradise" is by killing and being killed in his service, and at the time of 911, John Ashworth, the then US Attorney General, showed he knew much more about Islam than his President, by saying, "The difference between Christianity and Islam is that the God of the Bible sent His Son to die for us, whilst Allah, the god of the Qur'an, requires Muslims sons to die for him," and that's some difference isn't it?

Here are three Qur'anic verses that describe the deal, guaranteeing shahids (Islamic "martyrs") 'paradise' in an economic bargain. Indeed, these three references explicitly use Arabic words that connote buying and selling and signing a contract of sale, and the currency behind the deals is death by "martyrdom."

In this verse, the Arabic word "jihad" (root is j-h-d) which is the currency to trade in this life for the life to come in "paradise."

"O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment. That you believe in Allah and his messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive hard and fight in the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know! (If you do so) he will forgive you your sins, and admit you into gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of 'Adn -- Eternity ['Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success."

Surah 61:10-12 (Hilali-Khan)

Now in this next verse, the Arabic switches from jihad to qital (q-t-l), which means warring, fighting and killing with swords, and it again becomes the currency for selling or trading this life for "paradise."

"Let those (believers) who sell the life of this world for the hereafter fight in the cause of Allah, and whoso fights in the cause of Allah, and is killed or gets victory, we shall bestow on him a great reward."

Surah 4:74 (Hilali-Khan)

and in this final verse, the Arabic word qital (q-t-l) is again used, indicating the currency of Allah's deal, but notice the lie that killing and being killed to get to "paradise" is mentioned in the Bible.

"Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the paradise. They fight in Allah's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success."

Surah 9:111 (Hilali-Khan)

In your first Ramadan speech, you said a number of things that worry me.

"……………I also know that Ramadan is a time of intense devotion…………listening to the entire Koran over the course of the month ……I sure know Islam up close…I want to join with the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world, and your families and friends, in welcoming the beginning of Ramadan."

It really worries me that the President of the United States of America, welcomes the beginning of Ramadan, and knowing Islam up close, knows that Muslims listen with intense devotion to the entire Qur'an during the month of Ramadan?

Wake-up Mr President, it's catch-up time, how many more 911's have there to be before you wake-up?

With kind regards and best wishes

Lactantius Jr

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