Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Iraq War

hmmm... Was the Coalition just borrowing a tactic from islam in the war in Iraq? Check this out, seems like a page was ripped straight from their playbook. Read the part below and remember that the constitution of Iran make it clear that they are and Islamic state:

The form of government of Iran is that of an Islamic Republic, endorsed by the people of Iran on the basis of their longstanding belief in the sovereignty of truth and Qur'anic justice source below

The duties and responsibilities of the Khalifa


  1. Safeguard Islam in its original form, and to protect against the introduction of new things (bid'a) into Islam.
  2. Establish justice (including punishments for crimes) among the people.
  3. Ensure the protection of the ummah. People within the boundaries of the Muslim state (regardless of whether they are Muslims or not) should feel secure enough to be productive.
  4. Protect the physical boundaries of the state through the use of arms and other methods.
  5. Defend the rights of Muslims abroad, and to see to it that Islam can spread freely in non-Muslim lands (including the use of force).
  6. Organize jihad against any non-Muslim government which prevents Muslim da'wah from entering its land.
  7. Collect and distribute zakat and the spoils of war according to the Qur'an and Sunnah (and ijtihad, if necessary). This must be done without the use of fear as an incentive (unless a person refuses to pay). Zakat is not to be taken from the best or worst of people's possessions, but rather from the middle.
  8. Pay the salaries of Bayt-ul-Mal employees, i.e., those people whose job is the collection of zakat and other state-levied taxes. Their salaries should be reasonable and be paid on time.
  9. Hire honest people as helpers, aides, governors, etc. The Khalifa must appoint to public office those who are competent and who can give good advice. This especially applies to Bayt-ul-Mal officials.
    Be heavily involved personally in the acts of governing. The Khalifa must be actively checking and overseeing the duties of the government, and constantly be guarding against internal corruption.

source: http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/politics/khalifa.html

and

http://www.iranonline.com/iran/iran-info/Government/constitution-1.html

and

Iran Leader Says Israel Will Be Annihilated

Is this voice being heard? Or are the terrorists drowning him out?


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