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In a recent interview between Al-Hikmat editor and FBI Special Agent ASAC Stu McArthur, at the FBI Miami Headquarters - the following were some of the questions and answers. Also present were FBI Special Agent Ms. Judy Orihuela and Darul Uloom Director, Bro. Abzal Hosein.
Some of the questions asked by Al-Hikmat’s editor: 1. Individuals get solicited for donations by all sorts of charitable organizations. How can Muslims be sure they are not funding terrorism? 2. What is the FBI doing to prevent racial profiling by other law enforcement organizations? 3. Muslims feel they are always under scrutiny by the government. What has the FBI done to show this is not true? 4 .How can the Muslim community help the FBI to protect this country from terrorists?
From Left: Shaikh Shafayat & ASAC Stu Mc.Arthur
5. Moderate Muslims are usually accused of harboring terrorism - When the Muslim community tips off law enforcement about questionable behaviors, why is this not broadcast by the media? 6. What could the FBI do to educate airport authorities, police and other law enforcement agencies, so that they would act and be more professional with Muslims. 7. Since 911 what is the FBI doing to educate other government agencies about Islam and Muslims e.g. politicians, preachers and the public etc. 8 .What are some of the signs of Terrorism or Suspicious behavior that people could be aware off? 9. What do you recommend the government should do to educate the Muslim world about the FBI, and the FBI about Islam and the Muslim world ( like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia etc.)- so that there would be no hate and mistrust? 10. Many Muslims who have been approved for green card - complain that their files are delayed with the FBI, hence the reason why they haven’t received their Green Card. What is normally the delay?
From Left: Shaikh Shafayat, ASAC Stu McArthur, Bro. Abzal Hosein
Summary of Comments and Answers
By FBI Special Agent Stu McArthur ASAC:
When contributing to any charitable organization, due dilligence should prevail in the decision making process. Ask yourself: “does the organization have a reputation for providing support to terrorism?” The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) should be consulted by checking the “Specially Designated Nationals List.” OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. OFAC’s web site is located at: http://www.treasury.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac * The FBI is committed to the fight against terrorism... whichever political party is in power... the FBI is an independent agency within the Department of Justice. *The FBI doesn’t engage in racial profiling. We have a good understanding of Muslims and Islamic Centers. Our enemy are not the Muslims, but rather the enemy is the terrorist. We are involved in active programs to educate State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. The FBI is not about targeting Muslims. We want the Muslims to know that we are here to protect them. We also recognize the fact that Muslims are a substantial part of the USA. * We try our best to meet Muslim leaders to find out about their concerns, so it is expected that they would educate their communities. * We have the FBI Citizens Academy where we bring in people from the community to be educated about the FBI. *People should be actively involved in working with law enforcement agencies to help protect this country and its people. *The FBI doesn’t hold up files because of race or religion. People need to check with the appropriate department to follow up their cases.
From Left: FBI Special Agent Judy Orihuela, Shaikh Shafayat and FBI Special Agent ASAC Stu McArthur
Counter Terrorism Training
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Photos Above: Shaikh Shafayat speaks to Police, Fire and other Law Enforcement Officers in Arizona on October 24, 2007 organized by SCAI.
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100’s Embraced Islam
Raid Qusti, Arab News
RIYADH, July 2007 — Over 451 non-Muslims working in local hospitals and medical centers supervised by the Kingdom’s Health Ministry have embraced Islam in the past year due to the efforts of the Islamic Guidance Department, the Health Ministry announced.
Employees working for the Islamic Guidance Department visited 235,000 patients last year and distributed 67,000 gifts to special care patients in various parts of the Kingdom. In addition, the department distributed 1.5 million Arabic booklets for patients and visitors at hospitals and health care centers. Another 48,000 booklets were printed in English for non-Arab readers.
The Islamic Guidance Department was established in 2001. Officials in the department coordinate with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Guidance and Endowment and the Supreme Council of Ulema. Among its several missions is to illustrate to non-Muslims working in the health sector the noble teachings of Islam. It also creates awareness among Muslims about cleanliness and shows disabled and sick people the method of performing prayers. Officials from the department also visit critically ill patients, encouraging them to keep faith and maintain high spirits. The department also arranges symposiums on religious topics for health employees.
In another development, the Ministry of Health said that it has started distributing thousands of booklets on Saudi Arabia’s new primary health care system. The booklet, entitled “Project of Building 2000 Primary Health Care Centers,” gives an overall view of the new plans the ministry aims to establish within the next few years to make family doctors accessible to all Saudi families. Health Minister Hamad Al-Manie announced last month that the Kingdom’s primary health care system would be revamped completely.
Wrath Of God
BY Shaikh Shafayat Mohamed
Please pass it around to all your contacts and ask them to pass it on Inshaa Allaah. The least we could do as Muslims at this time and in this case WITH THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE WORLD - is to spread the message by ENJOINING GOOD AND FORBIDDING EVIL.
CHAPTER 3 VERSE :110 "Ye are the best of peoples evolved for mankind enjoining what is right forbidding what is wrong and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith it were best for them; among them are some who have faith but most of them are perverted transgressors".
TSUNAMI SIMILAR TO SODOM & GOMORRAH HITS GAY PARADISE
Researched by Islamic Scholar - Maulana Shafayat Mohamed
( Ameer / Spiritual Leader of Darul Uloom Islamic Institute - South Florida)
Much have been said and much more will be said and done for the victims of the recent Tsunami disaster in South Asia.
My support and prayers go out for all those victims affected by the Tsunami. I appeal to the world to continue to support and assist the victims of the Tsunami.
I have been pondering over the reasons for the recent Tsunami, ever since the incident took place on December 27th 2004. A time when thousands would have been enjoying themselves during the holidays in the " GAY PARADISE " or the no.1 in the world for SEX TOURISM.
There may be many reasons for the Tsunami, but it is only God alone knows the real reason for the disaster. However, after days of pondering, I was able to find a major similarity with the Tsunami and Sodom & Gomorrah.
In a research done by Peter Cordingley and Alison Dakota Gee, published in the Asiaweek Magazine, it is stated that,
"Southeast Asia is now the No. 1 world destination for tourists looking for sex".
"In Sri Lanka, the child sex business often makes use of children from orphanages along a stretch of coast from Negombo, north of the capital, Colombo, down to the southern coastline. Children from the orphanages, some of them run by Westerners, are taken to hotels to service foreign customers. The beaches are open pick-up spots. Tourists and prostitutes -- mostly boys -- can be seen engaged in horseplay, and more, in the shallow water".
In another research by Peter Tatchell it stated that,
"In Thailand, the distinction between heterosexuality and homosexuality is more blurred and tenuous than in the West. Our culture is very gentle. Thai men are much less macho. A lot of them are open to homosexual experiences and these are fairly well tolerated by our society."
"Bangkok has a huge and thriving gay scene consisting of five discos, seven saunas, ten restaurants and more than forty bars."
"Most of this gay scene revolves around bar boy prostitution which caters for rich Thais and foreign tourists from the West and Asian in countries such as Japan, South Korea and Malaysia," says John. "Indeed, in all of Bangkok, there's only one gay bar which doesn't have men for hire, the Telephone Bar. Even there, a fair proportion of the Thai gays are freelance 'money boys.' The same freelance system also operates at discos such as Harrie's Bar and the Rome Club."
"At the "sex for sale" bars, there are 20-60 bar boys. Dressed in G-strings, they take it in turns to dance on an elevated podium; each with a number for easy identification by interested customers."
"Either I sell, my body or I live in the gutter," retorts Chai. "It's wrong for people to condemn me." A nineteen year old who has worked as a freelancer in the Telephone Bar and Rome Club for the last three years, Chai says his family know about his work: "They accept it because it's the only way we can have a better life."
In conclusion, the Holy Qur'aan says in Chapter 7 Verses 80 - 84,
" We also (sent) Lut: he said to his people: "Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? 81 "For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds." 82 And his people gave no answer but this: they said "drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!" 83 But We saved him and his family except his wife: she was of those who lagged behind. 84 And We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!
According to the Holy Bible:
Homosexuality is also referred to as the sin of sodomy. This reference comes from an account in the Bible of two exceedingly wicked cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, which the Lord destroyed. Sodom was known for its rampant homosexuality and unrestrained sexual lust, as well as other sins such as arrogance, haughtiness, and disregard for the poor. When the Lord sent angels to warn Lot who lived in the city that it was about to be destroyed, the men of the city actually wanted to rape the angels! Genesis 13:13: "But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly."
According to the Torah: Male homosexuality is explicitly forbidden in Lev. 18:22. The sources that forbid sexual intimacy between women are Talmud Yevamos 76a and the Midrashim on Lev. 18:3 (which forbids "the deeds of Egypt"); these sources say that in Egypt, men married men and women married women.
Based on the references from the scriptures, I call on religious leaders and politicians, who believe in God, to take this Tsunami as a WARNING. If religious leaders and politicians do not do their job to enjoin good and forbid evil, it is my strong belief that God may just begin to destroy nations as He did with Sodom and Gomorrah, as He did with Pharoah and as He did with the people of Noah. ( God's peace and blessings be upon the prophets).
Last but not least, I urge Civil Rights organizations in the world to stop politicking around for media coverage, and to start doing something substantial for the innocent boys and girls that are sold for SEX TRADE in South Asia.