The Noble American

Mohamed Ghilan

BasmalaSlide1The following is a translation of an August 22, 2014 article written by Majed Abdul Hadi for Al Arabi Al Jadeed (The New Arab) about the barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley. Majed Abdul Hadi is a Palestinian journalist and writer living in Qatar and working for Al Jazeera. I decided to translate this instead of write a piece of my own, because I feel it is important for people in the West to see this reaction coming from Arab Muslims. Abdul Hadi’s reaction is not unique by any stretch. But I chose his article because it read like a eulogy, as well as a lament over the current state of affairs in the region, which James Foley paid with his life and precious blood as he tried to be a voice for the voiceless.

The Noble American

He neither shook, nor his voice quivered, nor did he stumble on…

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Why has ISIS risen?

An analysis of ISIS’s rise from both a military as well as an ideological perspective, plus an Islamic refutation of some of their beliefs and actions.

Bismillah was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘ala Rasoolillah.

In Sha Allah, this blog post will be divided into three (3) parts: the first, dealing with military reasons why ISIS has risen; the second, ideological reasons; the third, a brief refutation of their beliefs and actions from an orthodox Islamic perspective. (Note: I’m not claiming to represent orthodox Sunni Islam. I’m just basing my reasoning on its principles.)

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