Monthly Archives: July 2014

Takfiris and the US

I’ve only watched the first 18 minutes of this but it is a very interesting perspective on ISIS and the other terrorist groups from a former Al Qaeda fighter who considers himself an Islamic scholar. From what I got so far is 1) ISIS and the terrorist groups are deluded Muslims who wrongly believe they should fight against other Muslims because of differences in interpretation – the calls them ‘takfiris’. 2) ISIS started in Iraq and was smuggled into Syria and are now returning. 3) ISIS and similar groups were funded and trained by the Americans, Saudis and Gulf States 4) ISIS owe their studied savagery to the model of Ghengis Khan not that of the Prophet.

There is a transcript here.

Greatest Love


Like the Whitney Houston song says ‘learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.’ This has nothing to do with being selfish, but everything to do with being appreciative of yourself and grateful for everything life has given you. From this place of deep gratitude we can offer love and support to others. We all do negative things to ourselves and have negative things done to us by others but we must never allow ourselves or others or any condition in life to negate our sense of self worth and self love.