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Rumi - Quotes
 
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
― Rumi

  
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

 
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
― Rumi

 
“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”
― Rumi

 
“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Rumi

 
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi

 
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
― Rumi

 
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Rumi

 
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
― Rumi

 
“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
― Rumi

 
“When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
― Rumi

 
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
― Rumi

 
“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
― Rumi
 
“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”
― Rumi

 
“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live. Destroy your
reputation. Be notorious.”
― Rumi

 
“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
― Rumi

 
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
― Rumi
 
    

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Voltarian Muslims and Hyper-maniac Hezbollah
 
How the few hired radical Islamist mercenaries are destroying the good name of Islam

By Freydoon Khoie

The millions of innocent Muslims who involuntarily left their homeland to escape extremist Mullahs’ tyranny and oppression and migrated to such liberal and advanced economies like France, Britain, Germany, Holland, and other western and northern European countries in search of work, freedom and security which they could not have in their own failed home states like Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and others have nothing in common with their extremists Muslims cousins and in fact passionately disagree with their violence that are the source of much harm to their reputation as Muslims. Vast majority of these economic and political migrants from Muslim countries are delighted to be in their western host countries in which they end up having a far better quality of life than what had in their own countries and majority of them happily close ranks with the mainstream and gradually assimilate into their host country’s culture and civilization. These economic and political migrants from Islamic countries enjoy their newly found constitutional guarantees for freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and press and a vast majority of them settle down and get on with life as millions have done before them and have taken up German, British, French, American, Dutch citizenship and while they remain proud Muslims, they adopt their host cultures and enjoy their new found liberties.
   

This immense majority enjoys practicing their religion and causing no tensions for their non-Muslim host and share the ups and downs and the destiny of their host nation. They know that they are free to attend their mosques, register their children in any school of their choice, start their own businesses if they can and wish or get a job commensurate with their skills and education, and are free to dress as they like, Hijab or no Hijab, hold parties, drink alcohol or not to drink alcohol with no tyrannical government to tell them how to live.

But as we know, amongst this peace loving, hard-working, productive Muslims, there is a small minority of agitators who wear their religion on their sleeves and dress, walk and talk as though the world owe them a living. They have a sense of virulent hostility towards their host nation and with their pyromaniac attitude and provocative behavior antagonize the local population and cause tension, reaction and ruin the reputation of the vast majority of civilized Muslims who do not share their views but nevertheless are considered Muslims. These rabble-rousers remind me of 1930s Nazi parasites, or 1940s communist agitators who were going around and blaming every problem on Jews, capitalism and colonialism and other such labels. They cause disgust by the local population for holding mass prayers on public venues like sidewalks and streets in their shabby clothes, long beards, unclean shoes which they take out while in prayer and truly make a ugly scene in otherwise beautifully manicured streets and sidewalks of Paris, London, New York, Munich, Amsterdam with absolute no courtesy for others as though they are an occupation army of Salahuddin, no wonder Marine Le Pen expressed her outburst about Muslims, whose prayers, in public places, would be tantamount to an occupation.

This uncivilized conduct by the violent and extremist few alleged Muslims who do not speak for the vast majority of civilized Muslims have inevitably caused the national reaction with such events like Rally Against the Islamisation of Europe, organized in Paris by the small group of neo-Nazis whose former claim to fame was the July 14, 2002 attempt to assassinate then-French President Jacques Chirac and who were joined, for the occasion, by a small band of former Trotskyites gathered under the banner of the French Internet site, Secular Riposte.

Who is to be blamed for the stigmatization of Islam in such bizarre actions like "secular riposte" which is an idiocy doubled by an insult to an ideal of secularism, one which has always implied both the separation of the theological and the political and the equal right, once that separation has been established, all the faithful to decently practice their respective religions freely.

It must be said that to the present as a "republican arc" or a blending of "republicans of the two sides" this new red-brown alliance in which skinheads of the Bloc identitaire rub shoulders with the likes of former Le Monde diplomatique Editor Bernard Cassen, is like spitting in the face of a French Republic that, at Monte Cassino, and during the combat for the liberation of Marseille, all the way to the Colmar pocket of Alsace, facing the Waffen SS division Das Reich, had no more valiant defenders than the fathers and grandfathers of these men and women whom, today, some wish to destroy.

And in the face of the amalgam that turns five million citizens into all-powerful occupants, against the astounding act of symbolic violence that would transform a spirituality into the countenance of the worst, that is to say, Nazism, it is urgent to raise our voices to recall that, first of all, the immense majority of Muslims in France, Britain, Germany, Holland, United States, Spain etc., are citizens of whose remaining relation to Islam, whether vague or familiar, is mere cultural? Secondly, even when that may not be the case, even were they all pious, strict observers of the faith, attached to their rites and to their mosques where they practice them, it takes a low-grade moron to ignore the fact that this practice, like all the others, has its dignity--one can be Jewish, Christian, Voltarian, or atheist, and have no particular affinity with the Koran, and yet be sensitive to the grandeur, the gentleness, and the honor of Islam when it has its sources, in Farabi, Ghazzali, or Razi's "The Keys to the Unknown". They should blame the unelected few tyrants and oppressors like Khamenei, Hassan Nasollahs and other false prophets who incite the ignorant former street fighters to conduct public prayers and antagonize the host community for political gains and vast majority of true Muslims having nothing in common with them.

Perhaps the more important issue here is that today, a political battle is going on at the heart of Islam, one that pits this heritage of gentleness against that which would nourish the preachers of jihad, a pitiless war between, on one side, the partisans of the aggiornamento of a faith that, like the other monotheisms before it, may decide to update itself in terms of the rights of the individual and, on the other, the artisans of what, I call Islamic Fascism. It is obvious that the former are too many but often too timid and that it is the latter, I mean the hired mobs who pretend to be fanatics, who are currently at center stage nearly everywhere.

But to confuse one with the other, to behave as though there were no difference between the tenants of the Enlightenment and those of obscurantism, to dismiss one like Brujerdi’s or Kadivar’s heirs with the disciples of Khomaini and Khamnei, the Qom based extremist Mullahs who encourage their wives and daughters to bare their faces and the Talibans and Somalians who imprison them in cages of fabric, to act as though the Soroush and Noori read from the same Koran as that of the fanatics who harass them and force them to either flee, or live under fear, terror and heavy security, or as though the European Moslems of Bosnia belonged to the same bloc of identity as the Saudis or Khamnei’s Hezbollah crusading against the emancipating false values represented, in their eyes, by Europe--in short, to fail to discriminate, within the area of Muslim civilization, between the assassins and those who resist them is of a rare strategic imbecility--and can only demoralize the resistant and encourage the rabid.

It is true that our pyromaniacs are used to this game. Wasn't Jean-Marie Le Pen, once upon a time, among the most ardent partisans of Saddam Hussein's Ba'athist dictatorship? And when, in Algeria, the Islamists of the GIA eviscerated pregnant women whose apparel seemed excessively westernized, cutting the fetuses to pieces, did he not clearly come out in support of the "national djelaba" as opposed to "cosmopolitan jeans"? And was it not Giscar de Stain who forgot his devotion to Lieberte’ and sold his soul to the devil in Guadalupe and embraced Khomaini and housed him in Nofel Le Chateau and delivered him to Tehran in chartered Air France?

But things must still be stated, and, in the battle that is being prepared, one must know clearly who is who and who does what. Because they mix up that which must be separated, because they deny the contradictions that must be accentuated in order to achieve their resolution, because they offend those victims on the front lines of the battle with the God fanatics, should be our allies, the bawlers of the National Front are contributing not to the weakening but to the triumph of fascism with an Islamist face.

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