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WILL NEVER DIE!
Also NOTES on ANTI-SEMITISM and COCA COLA in
By: Ather Masood
Most recently several Muslims and Non-Muslims
have stated that Rachel Corrie
is dead. Let me MAKE it very clear that this is
NOT the case. Rachel Corrie
has passed away but has not died.
The Webster's Dictionary says death is the act of
dying. The state of being
dead. end or destruction. The cause of death. If
this is the definition of
death then Rachel Corrie is NOT DEAD but has
passed away. (p. 155)
The definition of passed is to go from one state
to the next. Passed away is
defined as "moving from one state of being to
another." (p. 429)
Now let us pay attention to the verse of the
"Think not of those who
are slain in Allah's way as dead. Nay, they live,
finding their sustenance in
the presence of their Lord. They rejoice in the
Bounty provided by Allah: And
with regard to those left behind, who have not
yet joined them (in their
bliss), the (Martyrs) glory in the fact that on
them is no fear, nor have they
(cause to) grieve. They glory in the Grace and
Bounty from Allah, and in the fact
that Allah suffereth not the reward of the
faithful to be lost (in the least).
(The Noble Quran, 3:169-171)"
Based on this statement from the Quran, we cannot
say Rachel Corrie or any
other fighter for truth is dead. They have passed
away but are not dead. In
truth the righteous never die but pass away. Any
time people remember Rachel
Corrie OR any of the other people who fought for
or any other
part of the Muslim world, they remain alive.
In this day and age of materialism, we forget the
unseen aspects of Islam. We
are in a material existence but everything on
this earth is not open to our
senses. Some things we cannot taste, touch, and
hear. Rachel Corrie and other
people who gave their life for truth will never
die. They will always be in our
memories and activities.
STOP TALKING ABOUT RACHEL CORRIE AS DEAD. She is
alive with the others and we
do not understand that form of existence. Rachel
Corrie lived for a cause
bigger than herself.
Once again several messages have claimed New
Trend is publishing Anti-Semetic
comments. To those individuals who make this
claim I would like to
respectfully ask: What is A Semite? Are
people only Semtic?
According the the Webster's Dictionary a Semite
is, "a member of the people's
who speak a semitic language." "A major group of
and Asian Languages
including Hebrew and Arabic." (p. 534) From this
definition we conclude that
every Arab and African is also Semtic. So those
who claim we are Anti-Semitic
are not accurate Because many of us are Semites.
It is a sad fact that certain
people do not want any discussion to take place
in this country about the
Why cannot people discuss,
without preconditions, about what the
Israeli Government is doing in Falasteen. A
person cannot be Anti-Semitic
while loving African and Arabic peoples.
There is a whole movement of Jewish people called
Neturei Karta. This
organization has been against the activities of
Israel for a long time. Are they
Anti-Semitic? A sincere discussion about Israel
needs to take place. One cannot
point the finger of Anti-Semitism just because
Israel is doing something wrong.
Muslims, Jews, and Christians make mistakes, like
all people in this life.
When Israel is doing something inhumane (like
killing Falasteeni children) you
have to say this is wrong and not ANTI-SEMITIC.
When Rachel Corrie was killed it
was wrong not Anti-Semitic.
COKE-COLA KILLS COLUMBIAN PEOPLE FOR CORPORATE
Corporate America continues to abuse Latin people
in Columbia. It should not
come as a surprise to anyone that what is
happening in the Muslim world today
continues to take place in Latin America.
Recently this writer was able to meet Mr. Luis
Adolfo who is fighting
America's corporate greed in Columbia. Mr. Adolfo
went into detail about the events
taking place in Columbia
In an attempt to raise the level of monthly wages
for workers, Mr. Aristo
Milan Mosquera , another acitivist, was murdered
by death squads hired with
Coca-Cola's approval. As many as six unionists
were killed when they raised
questions about health conditions, wage issues,
and raising the standard of living
for people working in Columiba. Another victim of
these crimes is Mr. Isidro
Segundo Gil. His children is now in hiding. In
2002 these death squads have
killed a total of one-hundred and eighty-eight
unionists and peasent leaders.
Anyone fighting for unions, workers, and
environmental conditions for Columbian
people are being murdered . The other aspect of
"War on Terrorism,"
deals with Columbia. The Bush
Administration has used 2.1 Million tax payer
money to fund corpoarte interests against the
wishes of many students,
indigenous people, peasents and other Columbians.
Where is this 2.1 million going ?
Is it just like Israel ? Are we funding a
government to kill it's own people?
Mr. Adolfo emphasized the need for all groups to
unite against Corporate
He also urged this writer to publicze
the plight of the Columbian people
who, like Muslims, are struggling for their
independence, civil, and human
rights. Coca-Cola continues to do similar things
in Muslim nations. We can do the
1. Publicize the murder of Columbian activists
2. Urge Coca-Cola to remove Managers who continue
to oppress their own
3. End the Coca-Cola business and urge
Middle-Eastern and Muslim nations to
not do business with Columbian government
4. Ask Coca-Cola to negotiate an agreement that
is in the best interest of
With America suffering we continue to support
mass murdering regimes like
Columbia. For more information on the Struggle of
Columbia, we urge you to go to
the following link:
We would also like to thank Mr. Tom Burke for
arranging this writer to meet
with Mr. Adolfo, leader of the Coca-Cola
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