Friday, August 11, 2006

How We Can Unite The World.

By: Maged Taman

We can unite the world through:

1- Thinking humanity, talking humanity and acting humanely.

2- The common good is the matrix that should unite all of us.

3- Moral values that are practiced by all of us.

4- To eliminate corruption, immorality, injustices or oppression among all of us.

5- To eliminate WMD.

6- To have a sound economic system that work to all of us.

7- To be sure we have justice system that is working for all of us.

8- Persuasion and invoking the self interest of every one of us will lead to his participation.

9- A preventive world system will be created through preventing conflicts, preventing diseases and so forth.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Can We Take Israel Off The Table.

By: Maged Taman

There is nothing in Islam or Judaism that make us and the Jews the children of Ishmael and Isaac enemies. Both religions are from the same God and both want us to be good human beings. It is well known fact and God's plan to have the Jews return to the holy land at the end of times. I do not know where is the obsession of eliminating Israel came from. The scary thing is that some people wants to see an Armageddon so Jesus would return. The mission that Jesus wants us to adapt is to spread peace and lift oppression among us. We have to remember that God would not appreciate that we make widespread wars to bring peace. Wars should be our last resort and done with a lot of politics to bring it short. The Arab tyrants also uses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to distract their people from their rights for prosperous and democratic countries. Arab and Muslims need to have a peaceful resolution of this conflict and grantee the security of Israel. After Israel did the treaty with Sadat they kept it for more than 25 years. They came to the holy land for a noble cause and the persecution of the Jews by Hitler made them more willing to die for a Jewish state. For Muslims there are a lot of good causes to live for. Prosperity and being righteous happy Muslim societies among the nations are great aims to Muslims. Islam is pro-life and wars are rarely needed unless we are obligated to. Thus Muslims have to take Israel off the table not of the map, have a life.

Pope renews Mideast cease-fire call

From CNN:
LES COMBES, Italy (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday renewed his appeal for an immediate cease-fire in the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerillas in Lebanon and encouraged all sides to start negotiations.
Benedict issued his latest plea as he greeted some 3,000 pilgrims in a meadow near his Alpine vacation retreat on a day that he had dedicated to prayers for peace in the Middle East. He reiterated his recent statements in support of Lebanese sovereignty and of Israel's right to live in peace.
"I renew with vigor my appeal to all sides in the conflict, so that they immediately cease fighting and allow the delivery of humanitarian aid, and so, with the help of the international community, they search for ways to begin negotiations," Benedict said.
"I take the occasion to reaffirm the right of Lebanese to the wholeness and sovereignty of the country, the right of the Israelis to live in peace in their state and the right of the Palestinians to have a free and sovereign country," the pope said.
The pontiff expressed special closeness to the "defenseless civilian populations, unjustly hit in a conflict in which there are only victims."
He said the victims included those in Israel's Galilee region who, he said, are "forced to live in (bomb) shelters," and the "great multitudes of Lebanese, who, yet again, see their country destroyed and who have had to abandon everything and flee elsewhere."
Benedict said he was praying that "the aspirations for peace by overwhelming majority of people can be realized as soon as possible" thanks to actions by their leaders.
He invited others to join him in prayer "so that the beloved peoples of the Middle East are able to abandon the path of armed conflict and construct, with the daringness of dialogue, a just and lasting peace."
The pope also renewed his appeal to humanitarian groups to help.
Benedict is vacationing in the Italian Alps until Friday, when he returns to the Vatican.
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New World Order (Moral Utopia Project)

After I made a new plan to restructure the very complicated health care/Medicare/Medicaid and social security in America with a simple health plan that insure every one in America and save billions of dollars every year to the American people I felt that the current world political and economic systems are also very complicated and we have a seriously dangerous world now. We do not have a choice but to restructure the world. You will know how a serious thinker I am before you think I am paranoid if you read my health plan that can be ordered from This plan is an unconditional gift from me to the American people, as well 50% of the profit of the book will go to the families of victims of 09/11. I welcome if any country can choose to apply it . I would ask just to keep my name on the plan (here it comes my little paranoia).Going to the world situation if you read and take the opinion of a lot of thinkers they will tell you the same about the great pitfalls of the current world system and the dysfunctional United Nation. Unfortunately most politicians over the world now adopt more reactive policies to crisis and disorganized short-term policies. A preemptive peace is what needs to be done. A new world system that insure preventing hunger, disease and wars before they happen need to be established. Terrorism and clash of civilizations can be easily contained by this new system. No one should be feared about it. Though I put here outlines of this system it is only possible by a thorough discussion by a lot of brilliant people all over the world. I believe much in the world wide democracy. I still see the simple tribe system is the best system of democracy. There is no parties, media or institutions but people simply sit together and discuss their affairs in a transparent environment. In Islam there is no certain system of government but simply the leader is elected by any fair way and a consultation system that get input from every individual is implemented. I am still surprised to see people are fearful of Islam, the terrorism is a very unique phenomena and as president Bush himself talked about the hopelessness under repression and tyranny and the need to free people and improve their daily life. I think however the path he is taking to combat terrorism and Iraq first then spread democracy will take very long years. My new world plan gets all problems solved in one project. Besides the global problems, it addresses the Palestine-Israel conflict, Iranian nuclear projects, Iraq and democracy all in the same time.The new system I am advocating is the one that connect the countries that are members to share the same values of democracy, free market and so forth. One such system can be called American Alliance. This alliance that can replace the current UN or progressively take over this institution. The entry in alliance is both by choice and any country can recede whenever it wants. We will need a national voting for that from the country to join the alliance. However it can not have WMD after joining or if to recede. Most people in the Arab/Muslim countries with having the Support of America will to join the alliance. We will simply overwhelm their governments. The country which would join the alliance has to follow the roles of this alliance.These roles are:1- Combating Satan (evil): though people talk a lot of God the world problem is that we are listening to Satan. God is waiting for us it is Satan that we need to outsmart. He wants all of us to be enemies and we end by destruction of the world and our civilization. You can see it well every one is going after his affairs and if we have a third world war every one will loose every thing he had worked for. It does not need a brainer that Satan and evil are winning now in our current world affairs.2- Harmony between all people: Christians, Jews, Muslims and other religions.3- Ten commandments/Major sins.4- Good deeds and morality.5- Honesty: dishonesty is behind every evil particularly governmental distrust, conspiracies and wars.6-Virtue: Islam handle this very well: one has to be faithful and not to sin and put the mechanisms to prevent sinning. But if one to sin he should not talk about it and not to be repeated. Talking about sins end by unfairly accusing people, give the sense that sin is everywhere so people sin more. It became a good way to get money from people to get them to sin and then blackmail them. No one in Islam is to spy or trash any one reputation and media could not talk about a sex life of an individual. Simply, no one should know or talk about any one sexual life, it is between him, God and people that are affected by this relation. Satan want us to sin and get the worse consequences of sinning. 7-Democracy. 8-Human rights.9-Women rights. Note for Muslim women they can work and go as high as they can. Islam protected them with the Islamic uniform and with separation in schools and work from men. The most common problems for women in the west are break of marriage due to infidelity and sexual abuse during work both can be avoided by separation of men and women at work places.10-Minority rights.11-Freedom of religion.12-Absence of corruption in all its forms.13-Absence of drug production, trafficking or dealing.14-Justice to every one.15-absence of any form of discrimination.The American Alliance will oversee most items. It could have anti-corruption section, human right section and so forth in the new UN.Democracy should be overseen in each country by insuring free election, free press and separation of power.A new political system I see is what I call it the consultation system. No doubt the party system has proved not only to be inefficient, but also a dangerous system for the following reasons:1- Most of dictators like Hitler and Saddam came through a new national party that incite peoples with crazy ideas for sake of that person greed to power, pseudo-heroism and glorification. Satan does his best job in the world through these evil people.2-Totalitarian systems like communism strengthen themselves through a party. Every tyrant needs two structures. The upper structure as I see it is the control of media, military, police and most of institutions. The lower structure is through the party which give the people the false feeling of democracy and in the same time get strong support from the people who will benefit from the system as a second army inside the communities so they continue to protect the system.3- Even in true democratic countries the party system is not working well. politicians are more occupied with politics than policies and for one party to take over the other party has to fail. It is the civilized war Satan is looking for. Many time the political process is not a continuum but new administrations are trying to undo what other ones have done.American politicians should consider that for our sake given above issues. Ultimately America gets dragged on by one way or another when one country political system breaks down. In the old days when people where fighting with swords we would have been well protected here in America.In the consultation system I purpose:1- Getting money out of politics and media.2- Politicians who are running for different positions do not belong to any party. Every one identifies himself by his own position. If you read my health and long term care plan you will find that we will get this very important policy to a great part out of the political struggle.3- In this system the politicians are well watched with unbiased and very independent and responsible media.4- The president role is more like a great consultant that gets the most experienced and brightest people to share in decision making. Decision making is more like a consensus and not a monopoly.The new economic system of the world for the American alliance: 1- Non interest based economy: lending in the Bible and Koran are supposed to lift up the poor. It is abused now it gets the rich people lend their money and make high profits from the poor. Example of such a new system is like selling a car with no interest that can be paid over three years. Same can be done with a lot of goods.2- New Banking system: banks including the federal banks will function by having availability all time through mutual agreement of supplying money with no interest among them and Federal bank. Money will be lent with no interest to public. A good credit will allow one to borrow higher money amounts. Banks will get profits by cost of service and by selling their mutual funds and other sorts of shares to the public instead of Cd's. But why should people give the money to banks with no interest. For different reasons they would do that, it is safest way to keep money, they will get certain benefits in the future like amount of money to burrow. I think many smart ideas will come from financial experts to have pouring of money in the new banking system. As well by the main Bank of Alliance to supply regular flow of money. One important motivation to keep money in banks is the global development and contributing to abundance of the new economic system and preventing wars.3- Investment will be mainly through stock market.4- As the economy is in full power in America it contracts after it expands. It is like a closed room the economy that can not get any bigger. In American alliance economy on the other hand, if the American economy is in full expansion money goes to other economies (spell over) that open new economies and strengthen the American dollar buying power. It is like having a new way to expand linearly the American economy. Suppose with one dollar you buy 5 apples. If the apples are grown in Israel/Palestine, Lebanon..... the one dollar could buy you 15 apples or more. 5- That is what I call economy of abundance compare that by the greedy capitalistic system now where people lend with interest rate. The rich gets richer and the poor gets poorer. In the Alliance or Utopia economy we are lifting every one and strengthening the buying power of dollar. Thus the rich is getting richer (remember money is what it can buy of services and goods, if you have a million dollars and no one is working in the world what you have is only papers).6-One currency economy: the American dollar will take over every other country currency and can be done gradually. In the future a dollar can have pictures of that country currency and change can be issued by the individuals countries for the small changes. One currency is very important in simplifying and encouraging investment in individual countries.7- You may say that Americans will loose jobs. In fact their dollar will have higher buying power and my Taman health plan will have money for every American insuring his health care and long term care kept aside. In fact he will be working less hours and enjoying traveling around the world.8- In order to develop a country the problem has always been the governments: either corruption, bureaucracy or lazy officials. In my plan good banking system will be first established in every country and money can be burrowed by people. Big cooperations usually goes after money that will help to develop these countries with burrowing, job creation and paying back cycles repeated over and over we will lift every one in these countries. As you see we will bypass the hands of the officials. The UN will help the big corporations to define resources and potential projects.9- I am for a simple Tax code like president Bush is seeking to do to be applied in each country. I actually like something in addition in Islam called Zakat or Gezia which in our American alliance can define poverty in each country and the poor defined by income divided by the number of households. People under poverty line get a certain amount of money (2.5% of yearly income of all well to do people go to the poor in same country). Except for my health care/long term care were we protect your money from you so you spend it and keep it only for health and long term care, I prefer people to have the money in their hands. Governments proved to us over the years not to do a good job with our monies.Why Americans should benefit from such alliance:1- Preventing third world war, we will be able to keep an eye on global politicians. Through the history America is the one ultimately has to face the bad guys as Hitler, Malosvic and Saddam.2- America is overwhelmed by the immigrants or potential immigrants.3- Resolving global terrorism.4- Developing appropriately the third world and combating poverty.5- Preventing ethnic cleansing and local wars before they start.6- Global environmental standards.7- Benefiting Americans corporations from the best way to invest and grow more.8- Solving Israel-Palestine conflict.9- Halting Iran and other Muslim countries acquiring WMD.10-Possible clearing of India and Pakistan of nuclear weapons.11-Simplifying control of the world. Though the project is large, it is much easier in next decades to control the world. Two complicated problems of the world in the same time could take all time of American politicians. We will be lift by diplomatic alliance with China and Russia. It will be ultimate dream if both as well to join the alliance. The Europeans through their own union or joining the new alliance are likely to continue not to pose threat to the civilized world.With all the world problems and the difficulties of the individual countries to solve their own problems we do not have choice but large alliances. As you see Utopia is not a fantasia it is a most do now.Why a country would like to join this American Alliance:1- Protection, a country will be protected by NATO. It will have a small army joining NATO. However it will maintain its police and other local force enforcement agencies.2- Get help during natural disasters.3- No one would let to die of hunger in the countries of alliance.4-Economic development.5- Freedom of speech, free market, bill of rights and other advantages mentioned above.We basically will be exporting America to the people with no need for them to come and take jobs from Americans. We will have an unlimited expansion of the American economy. Every country can still enjoy its culture and sovereignty. We will just be avoiding wars and maintaining an eye on global politicians so we do not see another Hitler or Saddam.People may think it is a Messianic dream, the truth is if we are realistic and pragmatic and look to the world from the geopolitical and economic mandate we will reach to the same conclusion. If you go to most third world countries you will find they share same problems and their governments can barely feed them. If I am promoting all of these ideas I should be considered a pro-Christ, please review the Christ teachings. The world is full of immense economical and political problems and major clash of civilizations. Suppression or exclusion of Muslims from the current political scene does not help the situation but inclusion and dialouge are the answer.Most important now is to open the dialouge. When people talk they will find out they are all humans and have the same goals in life. The desire of domination and excluding other civilizations is in fact fruitless. If the Messiah comes I will be happy to step aside and let him take over.Maged Taman

Eureka: Taman Health Plan.

Eureka: Taman Health Plan.
Taman Health Plan (can be ordered from is as simple as your ABC:What it covers?All Americans for Health Care and Long Term care.Who run it?As a big corporation it will have a central command "Human Health Services" in Washington and branches in the states "health departments". This will help us to provide standard health and long term care services to all Americans.What it replaces?All the current systems of HMO's, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.How it works?We are replacing all of the above systems with Health Credit Cards. Every American will have a health card with a corresponding account in the Bank of the plan. He will get a bank statement every two months.What these Cards?Card A: for all children.Card B: for all working group 18-65 years old.Card C: for Medicare above 65 years old.Card D: for few of card B, for all Card C if they run out of money in account.Card E: for few who will need expensive medicines and investigations.What cards pay for?Cards pay for all health care as outpatient (doctors fees, investigations, health products and medications) as well for the hotel part of hospitals and nursing homes. Thus credit card machines that are devoted to all these services will be in the corresponding places ( doctors offices, pharmacies, hospitals and nursing homes).What covers the medical part of hospitals and nursing home?The plan itself and not the cards. The plan will budget the medical part of hospitals and nursing homes.How the plan revenues, expenses and investments work?Revenues: first year all funds of Medicare and Social Security. Yearly revenues from taxes.Expenses: budget medical part of hospitals and nursing homes and pay for cards A, D and E.Investments: in wall street in diverse stocks (as mutual funds).What card B and C accounts come from?Most Americans will be in cards B and as they hit 65 years old their account will be continued but as Cards C. First year of the plan all of us will get bonus in our account ( B and C cards) from what each of us had accumulated over the years. Say we starting the plan 2006 and suppose I have with the government 200,000 dollars as my Medicare and social security that was withheld from me over the years. 70% or so of that will be the bonus of my account and 30% will go to the plan if we need to. Second year of the plan bonus of say 50,000 dollars will go to new card B comers ( 18 years old as the card B first issued). Then a yearly tax withholding say 5% of income or pay roll will go as 3% to the person card and 2% to the plan.Why cards?Cards will provide these functions:1- Eliminate bureaucracy.2- Will save more than 200 billion dollars a year paper work.3- Will insure all Americans.4- As every American has a medical record and a health card he will be shopping for his health care and understands well his medical condition and as he invests in his health he save the system a lot of wasted money.

Why Islam Did Spread Fast And Stayed Long?

Why Islam Did Spread Fast And Stayed Long? The straight answer to this question is: because it is real. The more sophisticated one will encompass multiple reasons. We always learn that life and even religion is not that simple:1- The reality of Islam: It is very reasonable attitude for humans to be suspicious and critical. Islam to a lot of Arabs and even non-Arabs is like a trade. Do you really want to pay to buy certain goods. Do you really want to spend a lot of time, effort and endurance for a true or false deal. Thus most people even who inherited the religion runs it well in their mind: Is it real or not.2- Fulfillment: the fulfillment in Islam is related to the spirituality of the religion and the materialistic fulfillment. You can easily have it both ways.3- The integration of life: Islam not only cause Muslims to live as better individuals and more holly but integrate them as a loving community.4- Living along non-Muslims: Like a good Jew when he will be in any community he will be looked at as the champ of equality, justice and human rights. Good Muslims are fare people who would require equality and justice for all.5- Honesty and transparency: unlike the Arab leaders now who plays politics in the dark. They promise their people justice and democracy and does every thing in the dark to get more control and greed over their people rights and wealth.6- Clean and pure life: people whatever their background if they would to live a pure and clean life they would feel rested, calm and happy. You give up a little materialism for a lot of spiritual gain and peaceful life.7- Islam believes in social classes: Though the best of us for God is the best in fear to God, Islam accepted the reality that we can not be all equal. For example in marriage Islam prefer you to marry from your same socio-economic level as an individual. But as a group Islam help us to tighten the gap between the rich and poor and teach us that best of us who has the best manners particularly with people who are weaker or less fortunate than him. For non-Muslims Islam did not break the rich or more affluent or the people. Even when they turn into Islam. The religion acknowledges the presence of classes. But it makes people look more beyond the classes. There is no social war in Islam. 8- God forgiveness for sinners: as in other major religions sins can drag man to hell and meanwhile no one can be so desperate that God would never forgive his sins whatever great they are. Thus religion particularly Islam has always an open door to sinners. Meanwhile it is against organized sinning. This is a community that all indulge into sins. Organized sin or overwhelming sin equates to God organized wrath and overwhelming wrath.9- Religion comes before personalities: For Muhammad (PBUH) the worst of hypocrites and unbelievers who were against him he never had a personal revenge against any of them. A lot of them became very good Muslims. They simply found it is something very different and it is not about the victory of Islam but about getting God word to all people and liberate all people from all kinds of tyranny. If you find tyrants or evil leaders in Islamic history it does mean that humanity has its evil even from any religion. 10- The leaders of Muslims as models: in early Islam were more pious and devotee to their religion. People looked at them as new breed of people. Most people looked seriously and studied seriously their religion. It is like the Gospel or good news of Jesus. There is God he connected again with another human (Muhammad) through his angel Gabriel. He is not a liar and not crazy. It is an astonishing story but more believable than an elephant that was an ant or the thousands of species that came from one atom or single cell.11- Removing all forms of oppression: there is no compulsion in religion. Simply God wants to go to him with your complete mental and spiritual will, There is no middle man in Islam you respect Imams but all your relation with God is one in one. There is no oppression of women, workers, minorities, foreigners.... Islam means that you submit to God but in the same time you liberate your brain and soul. You do not become under the oppression of sins, people, governments, religious institutions,... It means you live with freedom and dignity more a life of worshiping, awareness and wisdom.

What Islam And Judaism have in Common?

By: Maged Taman

Both two religions have many in common:1- Both believe in the same God of Abraham and Israel.2- Both are against any idols with God.3- Their believe in God has no mystery. plainly one God and prophets he send to us. No divine son. God can not be a man.4- Ten commandments are the basis of both religions.5- There are laws in both religions. But teachings of morality, justice and wisdom make people much less to need laws.6- spirituality is high in both religions.7- Fear of God and considering ourselves servants to God are more used in both religions.8- Secular, conservative and ultraconservative present in two religions. Like in Islam people have to work together to accommodate all of them.9- Both religions do not believe in oppressing or discriminating any group of people. Humanity plays a great role in both religions.10- They have same messiahs: Ben Joseph and Ben David.11- Both religions admire the teachings and the love message of Christianity.

Antisemitism is Racism: Harun Yahya.

Antisemitism is RacismTotally Contrary to IslamHARUN YAHYA (with some modifications):In the 20th century, antisemitism has signed its name to great disasters, one of the most horrible being the cruelty and murder inflicted by the Nazis on the Jews. Besides this, in many countries authoritarian regimes have targeted Jews and subjected them to cruel treatment. Fascist organizations have harassed Jews and arranged bloody attacks against them.In our times antisemitism is still an ideology which threatens world peace and targets the well-being and security of innocent people.So, how should a Muslim regard antisemitism?The answer is obvious. Every Muslim must oppose antisemitism as he would oppose every other racist ideology; he must resist this ideology of hatred and defend the rights of Jews as he would defend the rights of all other people. Every Muslim must recognize and defend the rights of Jews whether in Israel or in the diaspora to live in peace, to worship, to protect their identity and to express themselves.Antisemitism: The Product of Neo PaganismA basic fact that must be appreciated about antisemitism is that it is a pagan creed that no Muslim could ever espouse.In order to make this clear, we must examine the roots of Antisemitism. This term is generally understood as meaning "anti Jewish," but its basic meaning is a "hatred of Semitic peoples". The Semitic peoples are basically made up of Arabs, Jews and a few other Middle Eastern ethnic groups. There is a great similarity between the languages and cultures of the Semites; for example, Arabic and Hebrew are much alike.The second largest linguistic and racial group in the world is the Indo-European community of nations. Most of the countries of present day Europe have Indo-European roots.The pagan war god Wotan, one of the symbols of pagan barbarism and bigotry. All these various civilizations have had their prophets who proclaimed the existence and the unity of God and made His commands known. But when we examine recorded history, we see that Indo-European peoples from ancient times always believed in paganism. The Greek and Roman civilizations, the Teutons, Vikings and other Barbarian peoples living in southern Europe at that time were all polytheistic pagans. For this reason, these communities remained completely without moral guidance. Violence and savagery were regarded as praiseworthy; homosexuality and adultery were widely practiced. (The most important historical representative of Indo-European civilization was the Roman Empire, and we must not forget that it was a savage society that delighted in seeing people torn apart in the arenas.)These peoples who ruled Europe encountered monotheism through Jesus Christ, a prophet sent to Semitic people. Sent as a prophet to the children of Israel, the teaching of Jesus spread throughout Europe in the course of time and all the formerly pagan peoples gradually accepted Christianity.But in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the weakening of Christianity and the growth of ideologies and philosophies that promoted the rejection of religion, a strange current of thought circulated in Europe- Neo-Paganism. The leaders of this movement claimed that European societies must reject Christianity and return to ancient pagan beliefs. According to the adherents of Neo-Paganism, the way European societies understood morality in ancient pagan times (i.e., a warlike, pitiless, bloodthirsty, unbounded barbarous morality), was much superior to the morality they adopted when they accepted Christianity (i.e., a humble, compassionate, peace-loving and religious morality).Nietzshce was an antisemite, because he sympathized with the pagan culture of violence and hated Theistic religions. One of the most important representatives of this trend is also one of the greatest theorists of Fascism- Friedrich Nietzsche. He hated Christianity; he believed that it had destroyed the warlike spirit of the German people, that is, it's very essence.The adherents of Neo-Paganism were hostile to Christianity; at the same time, they adopted a great hatred for Judaism which they saw as the source of Christianity. Indeed, they saw Christianity as the disseminator of Jewish ideas throughout the world and regarded it as a kind of Jewish plot.So, this Neo-Paganism, on the one hand incited hostility against religion and, on the other, gave birth to fascism and antisemitism. Especially when we look at the foundations of the Nazi ideology, we can see clearly that Hitler and his confreres were, in fact, pagans.Nazism: 20th Century Paganism One of the greatest roles in the development of the Nazi ideology was played by a thinker by the name of Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels. Lanz fervently believed in the ideas of Neo-Paganism. He was the first person to find in ancient sources the swastika which was later to become the symbol of the Nazi party. The Ordo Novi Templi (Order of the New Temple), an organization founded by Lanz, devoted itself totally to the rebirth of paganism. Lanz freely proclaimed that he worshiped Wotan, the imaginary "War God" of the ancient German people. He thought that the worship of Wotan was the true religion of the German people and that Germans could be saved only by returning to this religion.Nazi ideology developed on the road prepared for it by Lanz and other devotees of Neo-Paganism. One of the most important Nazi ideologues, Alfred Rosenberg, thought that Christianity could not provide the spiritual energy needed by the new Germany being established by Hitler, and declared openly that the German people must return to their ancient pagan religion. According to Rosenberg, when the Nazis came to power, religious symbols in churches should be removed and replaced by swastikas, a copy of Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) and swords symbolizing German invincibility. Hitler adopted the views of Rosenberg but, thinking it would cause too much of a reaction among the people, he did not put this new theory of German religion into effect. [1]Nazis were neo-pagans who sought to destroy the Judeo-Christian ethics and convert the German society to pagan barbarism. Nevertheless, during the Nazi regime, some important practices of Neo-Paganism were instituted. Shortly after Hitler came to power, the holy days and feasts of Christianity began to be suppressed and replaced by the holy days of pagan religions. At weddings, oaths were sworn to such imaginary gods as "Mother Earth" and "Father Sky". In 1935, students in schools were forbidden to say Christian prayers and later, lessons with any Christian content were completely discontinued.Hitler once revealed his attitude toward Christianity when he bluntly stated that religion is an:…organized lie [that] must be smashed. The State must remain the absolute master. When I was younger, I thought it was necessary to set about [destroying religion] …with dynamite. I've since realized there's room for a little subtlety …. The final state must be … in St. Peter's Chair, a senile officiant; facing him a few sinister old women… The young and healthy are on our side … Our peoples had previously succeeded in living all right without this religion. I have six divisions of SS men absolutely indifferent in matters of religion. It doesn't prevent them from going to their death with serenity in their souls. [2]As we can see, Hitler saw only one idea as having importance in the spiritual realm: the idea that would lead people to "go to their death with serenity in their souls". He found it in abundance in such pagan concepts as "the German spirit" and "honor in battle". He saw monotheistic religions as beliefs that must be "destroyed with dynamite" but, for political reasons, he acted more moderately.The Nazi hatred for Jews was a part of this anti-Theistic ideology. Nazis who hated Christianity saw it as a "Jewish plot." That Jesus Christ, a prophet of Israeli origin, should be loved and revered by Germans, who regarded themselves as the "master race", was for them unthinkable. For the Nazis, it was not a prophet of Israeli origin that would be a guide for Germans, but the barbarous and cruel warriors of pagan German culture. So, this is the real truth about Nazism and antisemitism in general. Today, the leaders of antisemitism are various Neo-Nazi and Fascist groups. If we look at them, we see immediately that every one of them has an anti-religious ideology and what they say is based on pagan ideas.Antisemitism And Every Kind Of Racism Is Contrary To IslamFrom the facts that we have examined so far, the following is clear: Antisemitism is an anti-religion ideology that has its roots in Neo-Paganism. Therefore, it is unthinkable that a Muslim would espouse antisemitism or feel sympathy for this ideology. Anti-Semites have no respect for Abraham, Moses or David who were blessed prophets chosen by God to be examples for humanity.Antisemitism and other kinds of racism (eg. prejudice against Blacks) have no place in true religion; they are perversions arising from various ideologies and superstitions.Furthermore, when we examine antisemitism and other forms of racism, we see clearly that they promote ideas and a model of society that is totally contrary to the moral teachings of the Qur'an, For example, at the root of antisemitism lie hatred, violence, and lack of compassion. An anti-Semite may be so cruel as to support the murder of Jewish people without distinguishing between women, children and the aged, and condone their being subjected to torture. However, the moral teaching of the Qur'an enjoins love, compassion and mercy for all people. It also commands Muslims to show justice and be forgiving even to their enemies.According to the Qur'an, Muslims, Jews and Christians Must Live in FriendshipJews and Christians (called in the Qur'an the "people of the book") are much closer to Muslims than idolaters (pagans or the atheists). The people of the book, like Muslims, believe in one God and are subject to His commands.In the Qur'an, there is a significant difference between the people of the book and the idolaters. This is especially emphasized in the area of social life. For example, it is said concerning the idolaters: "(they) are unclean, so after this year they should not come near the Masjid al-Haram." (Surat at-Tawba: 28) Idolaters are people who know no divine law, have no moral precepts and who can commit every kind of degrading and perverse deed without hesitation.But the people of the book, while they rely basically on God's revelation, have moral precepts and know what is lawful and what is not. For this reason, if one of the people of the book cooks some food, it is lawful for Muslims to eat it. In the same way, permission has been given to a Muslim man to marry a woman from among the people of the book. On this subject God commands: Today all good things have been made lawful for you. And the food of those given the Book is also lawful for you and your food is lawful for them. So are chaste women from among the believers and chaste women of those given the Book before you, once you have given them their dowries in marriage, not in fornication or taking them as lovers. But as for anyone who disbelieve, his actions will come to nothing and in the hereafter he will be among the losers. (Surat al-Mai'da: 5)These commands show that bonds of kinship may be established as a result of the marriage of a Muslim with a woman from the people of the book and that those on each side of the union can accept an invitation to a meal. These are the fundamentals that will ensure the establishment of equitable human relationships and a happy communal life. Since the Qur'an enjoins this equitable and tolerant attitude, it is unthinkable that a Muslim could take an opposing view.Monasteries, Churches And Synagogues Must Be Respected Temples that deserve respect: A church... Another important fact we learn from the Qur'an is that Muslims must respect Jewish and Christian places of worship. In the Qur'an, the places of worship of the people of the book, ie. monasteries, churches and synagogues, are mentioned as places of worship protected by God."…if God had not driven some people back by means of others, monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques, where God's name is mentioned much, would have been pulled down and destroyed. God will certainly help those who help Him - God is All-Strong, Almighty." (Surat al-Hajj: 40 )This verse shows to every Muslim the importance of respecting and protecting the holy places of the people of the book. ... and a synagouge. Indeed, in the Qur'an, God commands Muslims not to harbor any enmity toward any people. In many verses, friendship is recommended even with the idolaters. God even refers to the idolaters at war with Muslims like this: "If any of the idolaters ask you for protection, give them protection until they have heard the words of God. Then convey them to a place where they are safe." (Surat at-Tawba: 6)Jews and Christians, however, are much closer to Muslims than idolaters. Each of these religions has its book, that is, they are subject to a book sent down by God. They know what is right and what is wrong, what is lawful and what is unlawful. They know they will give an account to God and they love and revere His prophets. This shows that Muslims and the people of the book can live easily together.ConclusionIn a Muslim's outlook on the world, one of his basic criteria is justice. No matter whom he may oppose, he cannot depart from justice. He acts not according to his feelings, but with his reason and conscience. He removes himself from fanaticism and bigotry, and makes his decisions according to wisdom.What God teaches us in the Qur'an about different peoples and creeds is clear:1. The morality of the Qur'an excludes every kind of racism.2. It is commanded in the Qur'an that, so long as they show no hostility to Islam or Muslims, a tolerant and friendly attitude must be maintained toward other religions.Our wish is that a world will be established in which people will be able to live together in peace no matter to what race or religion they belong, in which every racist perversion will be rejected, everyone's rights will be regarded and everyone will be respected. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Notes 1- Michael Howard, The Occult Conspiracy: The Secret History of Mystics, Templars, Masons and Occult Societies, 1.b., London: Rider, 1989, p. 130 2- Hitler, A., Hitler's Secret Conversations 1941-1944, With an introductory essay on The Mind of Adolf Hitler by H.R. Trevor-Roper, Farrar, Straus and Young, New York, p. 117 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Go to article index Home Books Movies Articles Audio Books Contact Us Subscribe Harun Yahya International © 2005. All rights reserved. Our materials may be copied, printed and distributed, by referring to this site. Contact Us

Why The President Of Iran Got It Wrong?

By: Maged Taman

The president of Iran is a devout Muslim and he believes much in the coming of El Mahdi. He tries to run his countries on the concepts of humanity, justice and the common good. He is however missing the point that if there is Al Mahdi he would be very likely to be a political leader. He is very likely to prepare the earth for Jesus second coming. He is very likely to fill the earth with peace and not to destroy it. He is very likely to have all people regardless of thier religions to get rightous and good humans. For any leader to be that capable he has not to be agressive any nuclear war would end our world. He will work to prevent Armagdon and not to make it. He is very likely to be friendly to Israel like any other nation. If God to send Jesus today he would be in a jail somewhere in the world. Corruption, tyranny and oppression are widespread. We have to play very reasonable and responsible geopolitics. God is the one who makes prophecies not us. Many times people do good or bad things and they trurn to be a prophecy or an old vision. I like the enthusiasm of the Iran president but we have to understand that Islam can conquer the world with its message not its troops.