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Victims of Israeli Terror

Children of Gaza Victims of Israeli Terror

Dominic Nutt, of the aid agency Save The Children, told the BBC that workers in the territory were reporting rapidly deteriorating conditions:

“They don’t have any water most of the day, there is no electricity, they are freezing cold, the windows have to be left open to stop them smashing when the bombs fall.

“Children are at risk from hypothermia, they are malnourished, there is not enough food, the situation is getting desperate.”

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Suhaib Webb

Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American-Muslim educator, activist, and lecturer. His work bridges classical and contemporary Islamic thought, addressing issues of cultural, social and political relevance to Muslims in the West. After converting to Islam in 1992, Webb left his career in the music industry to pursue his passion in education. He earned a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and received intensive private training in the Islamic Sciences under a renowned Muslim Scholar of Senegalese descent. Webb was hired as the Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, where he gave khutbas (sermons), taught religious classes, and provided counselling to families and young people; he also served as an Imam and resident scholar in communities across the U.S.

From 2004-2010, Suhaib Webb studied at the world’s preeminent Islamic institution of learning, Al-Azhar University, in the College of Shari`ah. During this time, after several years of studying the Arabic Language and the Islamic legal tradition, he also served as the head of the English Translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah.

Outside of his studies at Al-Azhar, Suhaib Webb completed the memorization of the Quran in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He has been granted numerous traditional teaching licenses (ijazat), adhering to centuries-old Islamic scholarly practice of ensuring the highest standards of scholarship.

Webb was named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in 2010 and his website, www.SuhaibWebb.com, was voted the best “Blog of the Year” by the 2009 Brass Crescent awards.

Suhaib Webb has lectured extensively around the world including in the Middle East, East Asia, Europe, North Africa and North America. Upon returning from his studies in Egypt, Webb lived in the Bay Area, California, where he worked with the Muslim American Society from Fall 2010 to Winter 2011. He currently serves as the Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston’s Cultural Center (ISBCC).

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  • Indeed, it is always the innocent civilians (especially the children) who suffer the most in these unnecessary attacks. What is really sad, is that Israeli military forces have been given the green light to continue as they please. Since, not one nation or international community is actively intervening in Gaza. This needs to stop! May Allah (swt) forgive those who have died in Gaza and may He have mercy on their souls.

  • What is happening in Gaza is devastating. I think what Muslims have to ask themselves is, what is my role in all of this? Every time there is an attack led by Israel, you will find the same reaction from Muslims. We start complaining and saying how bad the Israeli army is, Imams constantly make kunut and stating that victory eventually will prevail for the Muslims, people trying to gather donations, Muslims start crying. This then leads to us getting used to seeing what is happening and we cool off after a couple of weeks. The question is still not answered, what is my role?

    It is very naive for us to expect Obama to change US policy overnight, simply because I personally believe he believes Israel is protecting itself. But if we look at how we responded to Obama’s silence, we are in total shock for some reason that he hasn’t done anything. I took a look at a list of organizations that were participating in a protest, from 80 to 90 percent are either Arab or Muslim organizations, the rest are American. We are not relevant to society. We think that if we state for 2 weeks that Israel killed children that it will be more effective than Israel propagating over the years the fact that it is “a victim” and that it is defending itself from the so called Palestinian aggression, whatever that means.

    Enough with all the complaining. We should wake up and think like the rest of the people in this country, then and only then will we start being relevant. On the news the other night they were reporting a Harlem church praying for Israel. An African American dominated church is praying for Israel? Why is this? It is all about relevance.

  • I would like to ask Sheikh Suhaib to encourage this and all of the readers to do the following.

    I think that we can get the Palestinian humanitarian crisis if we all send Oprah Winfrey emails with photos of Israeli aggression, especially towards women and children. We need at least 20,000 to 50,000 emails to be sent. Why do I believe this is effective?

    1) Oprah Winfrey is a program that people around the world watch her program.
    2) She is a very fair and just person.
    3) She has worked for humanitarian causes in Africa and she has talked about it on her show.
    4) She has brought to light discrimination against Muslims several weeks back on her show.
    5) She has brought Queen Rania of Jordan on her show before.

    I truly believe if we are able to get over 20,000 emails out to her show from people worldwide, with pictures showing the suffering of the Palestinians, that we can bring this to the spotlight and more people will know the truth. I personally plan on emailing her very soon Insha ALLAH.

    قَالَ رَجُلَانِ مِنَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَخَافُونَ أَنۡعَمَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيۡہِمَا ٱدۡخُلُواْ عَلَيۡہِمُ ٱلۡبَابَ فَإِذَا دَخَلۡتُمُوهُ فَإِنَّكُمۡ غَـٰلِبُونَ‌ۚ وَعَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَتَوَكَّلُوٓاْ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ (٢٣

    Then out spake two of those who feared (their Lord, men) unto whom Allah had been gracious: Enter in upon them by the gate, for if ye enter by it, lo! ye will be victorious. So put your trust (in Allah) if ye are indeed believers. (23)

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