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Eid Mubarak all!
Muslims as well as non-Muslims!
And all the worlds and creation of God Almighty!
On this Day of Eidul Adhaa,
On this Bakrid,
On this Baqrid,
On this Day of Commemoration of Abraham, Alaihis Salam, of his readiness and willingness to slaughter his own First-Born Son, Ishmael, Alaihis Salam,
On this Day of Commemoration of the ready and willing submission of Ismaeel, Alaihis Salam, to this Divine Mandate to be sacrificed and slaughtered for and in the name of God Almighty,
And the Day of Commemoration of God redeeming the life of Ismaeel, Alaihis Salam, with the life of a ram,
And the Day of Commemoration of the banning, forbidding, ostracizing and delegitimizing of all human sacrifice in any form or shape,
Including the alleged slaying of Jesus Christ, Alaihis Salam, on the cross as a sacrificial lamb to redeem humanity and to wash away “The Original Sin,” as the Christians called it – and possibly all sins thereafter,
And the Day of Declaration of a New Beginning for Humanity – sin-free and guilt-free,
A Day of Freedom from all bondage and burden,
And a Day of a True New Beginning for the World,
By God Almighty,
God of Abraham and Ismaeel, Alaihimas Salaam,
And God of their son Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam,
And God of all Humanity,
And God of all the worlds,
The one and only God,
Rabbis Samaawaati Wa Rabbil Ardi Rabbi Aalameen!
On such a day,
And in the name of such a God,
And in the name of all his prophets and messengers,
Congratulations and Greetings and Felicitations!
Eid Mubarak to all.
To friends as well as foes – if any.
To Muslims as well as to non-Muslims.
Here in the West as well as all over the world.
For, we are all one family.
Related to one another by the common drop of Adam’s blood that we all share.
May you all live happily ever after!
Right here in This World -- Dunya!
As well as in the Next World – Aakhirah!
Depending, as the Qur’an says, on whoever embraces it and works for it.
In the words of the Qur’an:
Wa Man Araadal Aakhirata,
Wa Sa’a Lahaa Sa’yahaa
Wa Huwa Muminun…
And on the coincidence of this most magnificent day with the darkness and despair of the memory of the big and beautiful, and my beloved, Manhattan, being leveled, right before our eyes on television, by some of the most criminal and despicable elements in the human race.
Regardless of who these animals were. Or where they came from.
And irrespective of whether they were actually the 16 idiots from the most idiot part of the world, Muslims from the so-called Muslim World that is, who mysteriously showed up in America.
And who then somehow very quickly and surreptitiously mastered how to fly some of the largest, most powerful and most sophisticated aircraft in the world within the blinking of an eye – in days and weeks.
And then, before anyone knew it, these upstarts, and these foreigners, and these total strangers, who had just landed on US soil barely days or weeks before, had those airplanes, taking off from different airports, in perfect coordination and synchronicity, flying into some of the most iconic buildings in the world.
Crisscrossing some of the most closely monitored and patrolled, and some of the most vigilantly and efficiently and ruthlessly protected airspace in the world – not the least by the most powerful and capable network of interlocking air defense systems and machinery in the world.
And in the process, they fooled and hoodwinked, and escaped detection by, all the 16 most capable and sophisticated intelligence agencies in the United States.
And all the other, equally savvy, crafty and vigilant spy operations all around the world, in Eastern and Western Europe, in England and France and Germany, and in Russia and China, and don't forget Israel, and then lo and behold, literally in broad daylight, they knocked out building after building in, where else, but Manhattan.
And in the process, such were the mysterious powers of this dastardly gang of criminals, they even razed to the ground, in neat, compact collapse, gigantic buildings that had in no way been touched or hit by any airplanes flying in from any direction.
And just to make sure no one had any qualms or questions or hesitation or ambiguity about their identity – and possibly their motivation – some of them even left their passports and ID papers on the ground, where anyone, not even looking for them, will not fail to find them.
And they did all this for the glory of God – Muslim God, Allah of course, who else – and for the final victory of Islam and Muslims! No wonder, President Bush, I mean the clever one, not his WWII-hero father Herbert Walker Bush, but W, asked: What God do these Muslims worship?
No doubt, W asked himself, being very much a man of common sense, as he often was:
Kill so many innocent and unsuspecting civilian, unarmed, non-combatant men, women, children and old people senselessly and without rhyme, reason or purpose, in the name of God, what kind of God would that be?
And W was right! For, I have asked the same question so many times since that fateful morning:
What kind of God would that be indeed in whose name, and for whose putative glory, so much innocent human blood would be shed?
Or what kind of country would that be?
Or what kind of cause would that be?
Or what kind of people would that be?
Or what kind of culture or value system would that be?
That would prompt or justify or rationalize this level of monstrosity, inhumanity and perversity?
I have never stopped asking that question. Or asking all these questions.