Friday, July 22, 2011

Calling All Angels: Operation Norway

Ας προσευχηθούμε για Βασίλειο της Νορβηγίας·
God in Heaven, MotherFather of us all, unknowable perfection from which all things flow, who gave the only begotten Son for our Salvation, we ask you to hear this prayer for help. Please be with your children in Kongeriket Norge as they recover from today's terrorist attack. We ask you, oh Grand Architect and only all-Sovereign master of the Universe, to heal those who are injured, to comfort those who are crying, and to remind all who mourn that spirits live forever and that their loved ones are now safe in the arms of the Savior, forevermore.
Στο όνομα του Σωτήρα μας Χριστού Ιησού, ΑΜΗΝ.

We do not yet know who the perpetrators are, what their motivations were, or whether they were, in fact, Islamic jihadist extremists. However, what we do know is that even at a cursory glance, today's attacks in Norway have all the hallmarks of al-Qaeda. We also know that within the last year, authorities in Sweden narrowly averted some sort of attack and have intercepted significant chatter re: planned attacks across Scandinavia. Because of this, I offer you words from the Prophet Muhammad PBUH and I ask God to command the perpetrators of today's attack to read these words and to know that by the words of Muhammad PBUH himself, Muslims who commit acts of terrorism make a lie out of their personal profession of faith in God's word as revealed in the Holy Qur'an and the Hadith:

Do not wish to be like anyone, except two cases: first, a man to whom Allah gives wealth and who spends it righteously; second, a man to whom Allah gives knowledge of Qur'an & Hadith and who acts according to it and teaches it to others.
(al-Bukhari Volume 9, Hadith 255)

Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet. Abstain from all kinds of evil and dirty talk.
(al-Bukhari Volume 8, Hadith 47)

Do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat you well you will treat them well and that if they do wrong you will do wrong. Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong if they do evil.
(al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1325)

Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to people.
(al-Bukhari Volume 9, Hadith 473)

He who recommends and helps a good cause becomes a partner therein; he who recommends and helps an evil cause will share in its burdens.
(Holy Qur'an Chapter 4, Verse 85)

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