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Updates: Book and Other Things

So, some of you are probably wondering what happened to me.

The answer is that I’m not only busy at work in order to keep trying to make a difference (I can’t live on air, after all) but I’m also busy working on my new book on the life of Marshal Antonescu. I pushed back the release date, but al-hamdulillah, I’m currently referencing the book and finishing the final parts and in shaa Allah I will be able to release before much longer.

In the meantime, you might want to check out my new podcast series or some of my older videos. But especially the podcast.

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May Allah bless you all!

— Silahdar

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Cryptocast: The Billdad

 

Taking Knowledge from al-Qaradawi: Good or Bad?

Yusuf al-Qaradawi is cited by many Muslims as an authority on all manner of issues, from jihad and fiqh to contemporary Islamic issues. Al-Qaradawi certainly has a position of prominence; he leads the International Union for Muslim Scholars and has a weekly programme called “Sharia and Life” on Al-Jazeera. Some have even taken to calling him “one of the most prominent clerics in the Muslim world.”

But is this reputation deserved? In short, no.

Al-Qaradawi has made a great many statements, and a huge number of them contain more kufr (disbelief) than haqq (truth). In fact, the Ummah would do well to disavow him and his professions of faith. It is, in fact, fardh to do so.

Al-Qaradawi has even mocked Allah ‘Azza wa Jal himself. Once, when talking about the fake “Muslim” tyrants who award themselves 99.9% of the vote in sham “elections”, Qaradawi commented that “if Allah [Himself] were in the running he wouldn’t receive such a share” of the vote! This is blatant blasphemy. Not only is he mocking Allah ‘Azza wa Jal but he is also likening Him to a kafir democrat – and hypothesising that He (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) would debase Himself by taking part in such acts of shirk as democracy.

Qaradawi hasn’t stopped there either. He previously opposed the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamyan in the 1990s. At this point we must mention that idolatry is forbidden in our religion, to say nothing of making statues of animate beings.

The Buddhas of Bamyan were not only statues of animate beings (in the form of gigantic carvings) but were constructed as part of the rituals of a religion of kufr – Buddhism. ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (radi Allahu ‘anhu) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Those who will be most severely punished by Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be the image-makers.” (Reported by al-Bukhari, see al-Fath, 10/382).

Qaradawi not only opposed the destruction of these images but tried to justify their continued existence in a Muslim land, thus attempting to negate an instruction by the Prophet to erase these images. This is trying to make haram things halal – and is major kufr.

Qaradawi has also supported democracy. This is an act of major shirk too; the basic principle of democracy is to hand legislation over to the masses and to attempt (in vain, of course, since nobody can overcome The Lord) to defeat Allah and to exclude Him from worldly affairs – despite Allah having instructed us to judge by what He revealed and to avoid taghut (false deities), be they idols or theories.

Democracy proclaims that a society should be run according to what the majority believe to be right, regardless of if their whims and desires contradict Islam or not. It tries to reduce the permissible and the impermissible to temporary, man-made laws that can be written or re-written at will. How can anyone claim to believe in Allah yet at the same time proclaim their belief that something written by human hands is superior to His legislation? Allah says:

Have you not seen those who claim to have believed in what was revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you? They wish to refer legislation to Taghut (false deities) while they were commanded to reject it; and Shaytan (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray. – an-Nisa’, 4:60

Al-Qaradawi has also tried to justify waging war on Islam by proclaiming in a post-9/11 “fatwa” that it’s permissible joining the U.S. army and wage war on Muslims America and its allies consider “terrorists”! Yet another instance of major kufr and shirk. Not only is fighting in a kafir army to raise the banner of man-made law (as opposed to tawheed) in complete opposition to even an iota of imaan, but how could any Muslim even think about waging war on Allah by fighting His servants? Qaradawi believes it permissible to join such people and help them to rape, burn, murder and bomb their way across the Muslim world, seeking at every stage to repress and undermine Islam. It maybe comes as no surprise then, that he promotes Sufism.

Qaradawi has also attempted to negate the principle of al-wala’ wal-bara’ – love and hate for Allah’s sake – by referring to Egypt’s Coptic Christians (who believe Jesus is God) as “our Christian brothers”. In Islam this has no basis at all. Brotherhood is defined by belief or unbelief.

Qaradawi’s audacity has not stopped there either; he has attempted to water down al-wala’ wal-bara’ (and thus Islam itself) by claiming Muslims should not use the term kafir (non-believer) in case it offends those who reject Islam, and instead use the English term “non-Muslim”. A Muslim should be proud of his religion and should not attempt to dilute it and water it down because he’s afraid of offending someone. The Prophet (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) never told us to water oue deen down, so either al-Qaradawi is following a way more guided than the way of Muhammad (which nobody can do) or he is calling to extreme misguidance.

This is all to say nothing of al-Qaradawi’s closeness to various puppet regimes (such as the Saudi and Qatari regimes) which in an of itself is a sign of a complete lack of imaan.

Muslims must openly make bara’ from him. Such people must not be allowed to corrupt Muslims under the guise of brotherhood.

“If Allah did not assign certain people to refute the doubts which they (innovators) raise, they would corrupt the religion of the people.” – Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahu Allah)

 

The Democrats’ 2020 “Challengers” Are Abysmal

Despite vowing to defeat Trump in 2020, the Democrats have hardly made a good job of putting up plausible candidates. Much like Hillary Clinton in 2016, all of them seem like phoneys; all of them seem like they’re trying to “fit in” with the “diversity” fad – in which looking different but thinking identically is seen as some sort of virtue.

Elizabeth Warren, notorious for wanting to get “minority” support by playing down her own race (to the extent that she touts herself as something like 0.0001% Native American) went on Instagram in front of fans and pretended to casually crack open a beer as if she were a “normal” American, giving a bizarre running commentary on the drinking of said beer while sipping it with a wooden, slightly inhuman motion that made one think she couldn’t have looked phonier if she tried.

Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris released boring, mediocre, forgettable videos online full of the same old talking points – “defeat Dotard Blumpf, diversity and equality, stand together against a nation against racism” (which is apparently the biggest evil facing the planet somehow), blah blah blah. They then decided to cement their strategies by appearing on mind-numbingly dull talk shows to trot out the same rubbish.

Cory Booker announced he was stepping into the race – not with any revolutionary ideas or anything particularly unique to bring to the table, but purely because he wants to “restore some civic grace” to American politics. In other words, the droning of children will go on, the endless wars against Israel’s regional enemies will go on, Guantanamo will go on and the illegal occupation of Muslim lands and the backing of all kinds of odious puppet regimes will go on – it will just be done with a nice big smile, à la Obama.

Oh, and the aforementioned Hillary Clinton – whose phoney smiles and cringeworthy attempts to appeal to the young (“‘Pokemon Go!’ to the polls!”) tanked the Democrats in 2016 – may be running again. Don’t get me started on “Uncle Joe” Biden, known to creep on the young daughters of fellow politicians in front of the camera.

Now, I detest democracy and I am no friend to either party – democracy is a charade, the real power lies with the banking and corporate elites behind the scenes, who control the supposedly “vying” candidates like puppets and ensure that the real elite and the satanic agenda (see above) will never change at all. The media is the voice of this financial elite and dances to their tune without question.

Trump, for all his anti-establishment rhetoric, is part of that. A pathetic puppet who was put up as a piece of controlled opposition to deceive voters and direct their anti-establishment anger back into the system. As president he has no real power – as seen by how little has changed, some edgy tweets and some “triggered” Zionist media outlets aside.

However, he is perceived as having (even if it’s all a lie, the perception matters) what Democratic candidates – with their false smiles, endless talk of “diversity” (yet inability to accept actual diverse opinions that don’t fit consumerist hedonism) and inability to come up with any policies bar the vague notion of a skinny-jeans, Starbucks “resistance” to Donald “literally Hitler” Trump – don’t have: a perverse form of sincerity.

Because Trump is unashamedly vulgar, because he openly states that he’ll kill Muslims (which other politicians would rather he put in polite terms as Obama did so as not to reflect badly on the American empire) and because he openly scorns his opponents in the most dismissive rhetoric imaginable, he’s seen as “honest”, as “connecting with the people” because he appeals to the base desires of untold millions of ignorant, brain dead boomers and their detestable little brats. In the words of Larry Weitzner, the lead ad-maker on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, Trump does well because Americans today don’t like “poll-tested platitudes, flowery talking points, and boring, conventional political speeches”:

Trump matches the energy of his supporters. His fundamental understanding that voters are effectively done with conventional politicians enables him to capture their attention and imagination like few American politicians ever before. It’s a massive advantage he has maintained against his political opponents and will continue to maintain against the Democrats heading into 2020.

Voters can smell a phony a mile away, and the 2020 Democrats’ cringeworthy attempts to appear “authentic” stink to high heaven. As for “exploratory committees” and “book tours,” well, sorry but it’s not 1996 anymore. These days, attention spans are a minute long and entire news cycles are only slightly longer; with every politician under the sun running for president, the competition for voters’ attention is fierce and the old tricks simply won’t cut it.

There’s no squashing back down what the Trump campaign of 2016 unleashed. People don’t want bigotry and imperialism with a nice smile anymore. They want it with a vulgar, boorish sneer and a good dose of “populism” to wash it all down.

All the Democrats can do is whinge about vague, hollow talking points nobody cares about and few actually want to listen to. Nobody wants to *rolls eyes* “stand together as Americans” to preserve the rotten status quo, purely because *shock horror* “Trump might be a “rayyy-cizt” (Or worse, a “white syew-preeemist”…) Nobody knows what “diversity” means, beyond “Support “diversity” or lose your job for ‘misgendering’ a man in a dress” and/or “Open borders for everyone except Israel!”

Trump is a fraud and a puppet of the globalist elite. He’s as false, detestable and fraudulent as the detestable democratic system that put him into place. But this hideous orange dullard understands how to play this filthy game better than any of the faceless, useless slime he may well end up running against.

– Silahdar