Archive | March 30, 2015

CIA + Contractors = ISIS in Afghanistan*

CIA + Contractors = ISIS in Afghanistan *

By Kadir A. Mohmand

[ Editor’s note:  Last week, Afghan President Ghani came to Washington and addressed congress on an imaginary threat much as his predecessor Netanyahu had done only days before.  According to our sources on the ground in Afghanistan, there is no ISIS operating there and President Obama was “snookered” into leaving American troops plus tens of thousands of CIA contractors, in Afghanistan

The American taxpayer is funding contractors and other criminal elements to traffic narcotics, cause civil unrest and now pretend to be ISIS.….Gordon Duff ]

RE: The Brutal Killing of Frakhunda Shows that Ghani has No Control No Matter How Much Money the U.S. Spends. He is just a U.S. Puppet and U.S. Donkey led around for Show by the U.S. Saying What Pleases the War Profiteers and the U.S. Government so that the War and Occupation of Afghanistan Continues.

Dear Vice President Biden:

The U.S. trained terrorists, the Afghan Police thugs, National Security thugs , and the street thugs participated in the killing of an Afghan woman, 27-year-old Farkhunda. U.S. Puppets Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah should have remained in Afghanistan to address the Afghan nation about this national tragedy.

These U.S. stooges should have talked to Farkhunda’s family and relatives to find out why this tragic incident happened. Instead, these U.S. puppets flew to Washington to beg for more troops and money to buttress their shaky and unpopular regime. Ashraf Ghani addressed the U.S. Congress and the Institute of Peace now (Institute of War Profiteers), pleasing his master, begging for money and more troops, and saying what the U.S. wanted to hear. There needs to be justice for Farkhunda.

Instead of focusing on his barbaric Afghan police who are terrorizing Afghan women, on March 25 2015, in his address to a Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress Ashraf Ghani stated that ,

“Terrorist movements whose goal is to destabilize every state in the region are looking for new bases of operation. We’re the front line. But terrorists neither recognize boundaries more require passports to spread their message of hate and discord. From the west, the Daish is already sending advanced guards to southwestern Afghanistan.”

Former President Karzai and other Afghans on the ground have stated that it is not true. Daesh (ISIS) is not in Afghanistan. Afghans have reported seeing U.S. helicopters dropping alleged terrorists down into the villages.

It sounds like a CIA false flag operation. I strongly believe this new message is just more propaganda so that there can be a reason given to the public to increase U.S. troops, slow any alleged withdraw, and continue the war and occupation, which is beneficial to the war profiteers many who are current or former government officials.

Puppet Ghani and the U.S. government want to create the appearance of a new terrorist threat in Afghanistan. The U.S. Congress needs to truly investigate whether Daesh (ISIS) is really in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Government needs to release documents that proves Daesh is there. I strongly believe this is John Kerry’s Daesh propaganda project. I believe Secretary John Kerry is the cause of instability in the world and he needs to resign.

During the past 15 years of occupation of Afghanistan, the U.S. government has emphasized that it has been protecting Afghan women. The U.S. has spent trillions of dollars on the war with a large portion for the training of the Afghan police thugs and security forces.

Just a few days ago, an Afghan woman, named Farkhunda, from a well-respected family, less than a mile away from Ghani’s barricaded palace and ISAF headquarters, was brutally attacked and eventually killed by a group of street thugs and U.S. trained Afghan security forces. She was a teacher and lived in Kabul. She used to guide the Afghan women in the right direction -not to spend their money and time on magic products and remedies, superstitions and other non-Islamic practices.

The business owners of these non-Islamic operations falsely accused her of burning the holy Qur’an and attacked her while the U.S. trained Afghan police participated or stood by. After her killing, her family was threatened by the Kabul Chief of Police and told to quickly leave Kabul and not to talk about the killing of their daughter to press.

They were forced to tell the press that their daughter was mentally unstable. The main stream media is not telling the truth about what happened. Farkhunda was not mentally ill. She was an educated and bright Afghan woman teacher. Even if she was mentally ill or had disabilities, such an inhuman attack on her would never be justified.

I ask you, did the U.S. trained Afghan police officers do their job? Afghan women are less safe today. The majority of the crimes committed against Afghan women are generally done by the U.S. puppet Afghan government. I ask you, who is terrorizing the Afghan women?

Freedom for an Afghan woman means, being able to walk on the streets without the fear of being attacked and killed. Farkhunda was mercilessly vanished from the face of earth. Obviously, the Afghan police is not the defender, but the violator of the rights of the Afghan women.

An Afghan woman must be assured if that happened Afghan police and security forces would come to her aid. Freedom for Afghan women also means an Afghan woman being able to live in her country, with her family, with her culture being respected, with her honor in tact and with her religion being respected, without the fear of being attacked and killed by street thugs, Afghan national security, Afghan Police, foreign occupiers and private contractors/mercenaries.

In an Afghanistan occupied by foreign military, private contractors/mercenaries and U.S. trained Afghan Police and security forces who are terrorizing Afghan Muslim women, in an Afghanistan with widespread drug trafficking and rampant systemic corruption, there can be no true freedom and safety for women or anyone.

Where war and occupation is waged and where money and power is worshiped by its war profiteers and foreign puppets, there can be no justice, peace or safety for Afghan women and all other citizens.


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The Love of Spring Equinox, Nowruz and the First Male Convert, Sufi Style*

The Love of Spring Equinox, Nowruz and the First Male Convert, Sufi Style*

By Valerie Hopkins

For a group of Sufi mystics, the advent of spring erupts in a clash of cymbals, guttural chanting, and a trickle of blood.

For hours several dozen men in the congregation have been chanting, swaying, and singing songs in Albanian, Turkish and Arabic. As the pace of the music quickens, Sheikh Adrihusein Shehu removes a small iron skewer known as a zarf from the mihrab behind him, blesses it with his lips, and inserts it slowly into the cheek of his 12-year-old son, Sejjid Emir. Several more children follow.

The annual ritual is a celebration of the birth of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the first male to accept Islam. Held annually on the spring equinox, it is also a celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

“We as believers each year turn toward love in this day, and continue our road to Allah, to live together, to respect all creation which he made, and to love one another,” said Sheikh Shehu as he opened the ceremony, surrounded by visiting religious figures from around the region, from Turkey, and the United States.

Dervishes practice an ancient form of Sufi mysticism that focuses on the individual’s relationship with the divine. Religious practice involves music and dancing, which are not allowed in mainstream Islam.

Four generations of Sheikh Shehu’s family have presided over the Rufai Tekke, or house of worship, in Prizren, a charming town nestled below the mountains in southern Kosovo, just 22 kilometres from Albania.

Every Friday, Shehu presides over the zikhr, the Sufi devotional repetition of Qur’anic verses, that has been tradition since the Rufai Dervish order was established in southern Iraq in the 12th century.

“Our founder Pir Sejjid Ahmed Er Rufai made a miracle in his time to show others that God exists, and now we do this for tradition,” Shehu’s eldest son, Sejjid Xhemal, told Al Jazeera.

The swaying men in the congregation wear white felt hats with a black band. Some of the elders have small circular scars on their cheeks from years past when they were pierced.

As the chanting crescendos, Shehu removes a larger zarf from the mihrab, bathed in green light, and begins to bless it, slowly moving each segment across his lips. This zarf has a bulb weighing almost two kilos attached to one side.

Chains dangle from the bulb, making it look like a jellyfish when upright and swish when the mystics dance.

Ali Esghar, a mustachioed elder who has been participating in the ritual for about 20 years, moves the zarf between his palms and dances in the centre of the men circled around him.

At one moment Shehu is handed a sceptre, which he uses like a hammer to push a zarf into the flesh above Esghar’s right hip. He continues to gyrate, right back, left, back, right, with the zarf in his side.

Later, Esghar twists the spear into the area just above the centre of his clavicle.  He appears ecstatic as a small trickle of blood emanates from his right cheek.

“It is a good feeling, I feel spiritually stronger,” says Shehu’s eldest son Sejjid Xhemal, 27.

“I don’t feel pain, you can see that I have only a little blood on my cheek,” he said, pointing to a bit that had congealed on his trim beard.

Xhemal wants to be clear that contrary to widespread belief, the believers are not in a trance.

“We have been doing this with full consciousness since Ottoman times,” he says.

“It’s just that we feel no pain.”

Ethnic Albanians such as Shehu and most of his adherents comprise 90% of Kosovo’s 1.8 million inhabitants. The vast majority practice a secular form of Sunni Islam, and Sufi adherents form a small minority of believers.

The order came to the Balkans in the 16th century when Kosovo was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, though the current branch was established in Kosovo in 1860.

Dervishes in Prizren had to weather decades of intermittent war in the 20th century: first the Balkan Wars, then the First and Second World Wars before being forced underground by Josip Broz Tito’s communist vision for Yugoslavia.

But the Rufai Tekke helped revive Sufism in Kosovo. In 1974, Shehu’s father Sheikh Xhemal founded an association of dervish orders that now has about 100,000 adherents.

Shehu’s branch, or tarikat, is one of the seven practiced in Kosovo. It preaches tolerance and respect for all religions.

His message of peace is valuable in Kosovo, which is still recovering from the 1998-1999 conflict against Serbia, its former master. More than 10,000 people were killed and 90 percent of Kosovo Albanians displaced during the war, which ended after 11 weeks of NATO air strikes.

Following the conflict, Kosovo was run by the United Nations until declaring independence in 2008. It has been recognised by 110 countries, but its full realisation as a state is being hampered by Serbia, which still claims Kosovo as its own.

Many of the oldest and most hallowed monasteries of Serbia’s Orthodox Church are in Kosovo, and church leaders are among the most vocal institutions condemning independence.

Kosovo society, struggling with the legacy of war and Europe’s lowest employment rates, remains deeply divided.

Shehu urges his believers to look past ethno-nationality in order to forge a common future.

“All minorities of Kosovo: Bosniaks [Slavic Muslims], Serbs, Goranis [another Slavic Muslim minority], Turkish, are here today,” he told to a group of visitors after the ceremony. “In Kosovo, we are all Kosovars, and once we understand that there will no longer be any problems.”

Shehu’s message of moderation also comes at a time when Kosovo, like most European nations, is trying to fight religious radicalisation, and show to Western Europe and the US that it is a secular country.

Between 150 and 300 Kosovars have joined armed groups in Iraq and Syria.

Seven people were indicted in early March for “inciting terrorism”. In September, nine prominent imams were among 40 people arrested in a major police operation.

The Kosovo government has banned headscarves in public schools and says it is monitoring hardliners at home and abroad.

Throughout the festivities, Sheikh Shehu emphasises the importance of respect for all believers.

“We all have faith, but in form we are different,” the Sheikh says, taking a drag on a cigarette after the ceremony.

“One goes to church, one to synagogue, one to the mosque. But we are all going because of belief in God. We must turn toward love, who gives you the right to hate?”


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