What ISIS did to Islam, and without vigilance it will happens again

 

Now don’t scroll down if you fear symbols.

If you ask yourself, how can we create fear to the extent that armies run? Very few could come up with a easy answer. But someone did. The Iraqi army had 30,000 soldiers and another 30,000 federal police stationed in the city of Mosul, facing a 1,500-member attacking force.The army fled and left every little peace of equipment they had.

The flag. The black and white one promoted in propaganda films, shown on every broadcast and visible all over social media. It became the symbol of Daesh, isis, jihad and everything bad that ever existed. One might think the text on the flag is something terrible.  But it’s part of hijacking Islam. The flag was used by Abu Muslim in a shia uprise and have existed since 747 ad. The flag has been used in contemporary islamism and jihadism since the late 1990s

So what does it say? The white banner at the top of the flag reads: “There is no god but Allah [God]. Mohammad is the messenger of Allah.” This phrase is a declaration of faith used across Islam, and is known as the shahada.

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Underneath is a white circle emblazoned with black writing reading “Mohammed is the messenger of God”, which is meant to resemble the Prophet’s seal, similar to that used to close an envelope.

So if you’re not a Muslim this flag probably gives you the chill. It stands for death (as in genocide), tyranny, hatred, and so many ungodly actions that it’s incomprehensible. And if you’re a Muslim (and not were killed by them) you probably think the same.

It is way to easy to steal a flag these days.

 The word Islam means submission, purity and peace. I’ve been asked by Islamophobic people: Isn’t it terrible? Submission? Who does that?Well, I dare to say that if you have a belief, you submit to it, right? So does all religious followers in various ways. Christians call themselves followers. How do you follow a belief without submitting to it?

If there were commandments in Islam the first one would probably be the same as in Christianity – There is only one God. Or La ilaha illallah, (Link: Song in arabic) in arabic. The oneness of God is called Tawheed. The word Allah means God. In a Arabic bible the word for God is Allah.

I welcome your thoughts on my writings. 🙂

 

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Short news about: Daesh

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Tabqa Dam in Syria

Daesh tries to survive through forming new groups. “Salman al-Farisi” is one of them aiming for Iran. 200 children have been kidnapped in west of Mosul to pose shield to the Daesh fighters.

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The Islamic State has killed its judge of the so-called Tigris State for refusing to partake in an attack on security forces, a local source from Nineveh has said.

The traditional black clothing have changed. Either they’ve retrieved civilian fighters or they try to “blend in” but they wear western clothes and sometimes uniforms looking like Iraqi forces.

Muhedi Jayila, Commander of the Syrian Elite Forces, said in an exclusive interview with ARA News that they have joined the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces SDF campaign to liberate Raqqa Governorate from Daesh (ISIS) militants.

Tabqa Dam, south west of Raqqah overtake have been delayed due to propaganda from Daesh that it could collapse. The information wasn’t truth. The Tabqa Dam will be taken over and SDF will continue it’s way to Raqqah.

No, this is not religion

 

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A Iraqi soldier helps a child who was kidnapped by Daesh and strapped with a suicide belt. If you think this have anything to do with religion, think again.

 

 

Last days in Middle East – a recap

Lets start with Turkey, the prime minister Erdogan stalls the re-take of Raqqah in Syria. Why? He’s grumpy about US cooperation with YPG, the Kurds. US on the other hand cooperate with forces who have the same objective – to get rid of Daesh. Turkey is angry and frustrated over being powerless in the matter. To them Kurds are terrorists. However, Erdogan can possibly call himself President after the election in the matter April 16. It would increase Mr Erdogans power. He also seem to hold some grudges against Europe (since Turkey not yet been accepter into EU due to human right issues.) and have encouraged all Turks in EU to have at least five children in every family. That would, according to Erdogan, make Europe a continent with Turkish values in the future. The advancing in Syria seem a bit slow. Possibly because of Turkeys ultimatum.

In Iraq civilians are fleeing Mosul in large numbers. The people lack food, water, shoes and everything essential. Iraqi forces is said to be about 600 meters from the  Great Mosque of al-Nuri. A important milestone for the Iraqi army as the mosque is the one from where al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate.

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Great Mosque of al-Nuri, Mosul Iraq

4 Israeli military aircraft have been sighted close to Palmyra in Syria. For some reason they’re targeting Hezbollah – not Daesh. And it’s clearly a violation of a sovereign country.

Russia was invited by al-Assad in Syria and are considered the only nation not invading Syria, according to al-Assad.

But there are Canadians on the ground, educating coalition members. And Iranians. I’ve tried to figure out where they are and what they are doing in terms of military aid but no one seems to know. Iranian PressTV interview religious leaders who seem angry at everyone involved in this mess and most of all at Saudi Arabia.

A mosque was hit in al-Jinah and 49 people lost their lives. Al-Quaida according to USA and civilians according to Syria.

It’s so easy for national leaders to interfere and have opinions on things. Blaming each other instead of coming together. There are people that need to be saved. Countries that needs to be rebuild. How hard is that to understand?

 

 

 

 

 

 

A gap in the reporting from Syria and Iraq

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It’s silent. No reporting from Syria or Iraq. No weekly press conference from Pentagon since ten days. Well, we know there are more Americans on the ground, but other than that?

As the fight is going on and people still dies, I would like to know. Kind of being reassured that things are going the right way.

Turkey disapprove that the US cooperate with the Kurds. On the other hand the Kurds have proven to be very able to take on Daesh. So far the Kurds have done most of the work defeating Daesh. Despite the fact that Turkey launch attacks on the Kurds every now and then. As a member of Nato Turkey probably causes headaches to the US.

The Turkish foreign minister says to Russian Television (RT) that Turkey could solve the Syrian and Iraqi problems on their own. Syria’s Bashar al-Assad says to Chinese television that only Russia is invited on Syrian ground. The rest are invaders.

The notable news today, Daesh destroyed fake ancient items. The real ones were sold according to Iraqinews.com

al_Baghdadi on the road at Syrian border

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Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi repordetly has been seen at the Syrian border traveling unguarded to avoid suspicions.Apparently he’s in poor condition due to past traumas. However, al-Baghdadi is said to be dissatisfied with the Iraqi fighters who now is lead by foreigners.

Source: Iraqi News

This might be rumors but if he want to save himself Mosul might not be the safest place so he’s likely trying to relocate himself.

The Iraqi man and his dream

I was driving an Iraqi man to his doctors appointment. While driving through the forest he told me how beautiful Sweden is. We talked a little about Sweden and suddenly he tells me the story of how he decided to come and live in Sweden.

He dreamed of peace for his family but it was nowhere to be seen. So, whenever he could, he started search the internet for a place to go. He had two criteria; It must be far away and have no war. He looked at maps, studied information and there it was – Sweden.

“Did you know, he said, Sweden didn’t have a war for two hundred years.” This really excited him. And at the end of the ride he concluded, with a smile, that the beauty of Sweden is a bonus. The main goals were reached: Far, far away from Iraq and no war.

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