People informed me that in my list of collaborators with the U.S. Rescue Iraq Plan Turkey’s name was missing.
I put the matter aside out of respect for my relations with the country, its Osmanli inheritors and its superior leadership in the hands of its statesman-President. Apart from my private warning to beware influential Ikhwanis around the throne I have stayed silent.
My personal ties with the Tariqah of the blessed Shaykh Sami Effendi remain constant.
On the matter of Iraq, therefore, I have been reluctant to speak.
Turkey’s ties to NATO are part of the President’s inheritance, post-world-war-II. He could offer as a NATO-member, (paid up!) to close the Dardanelles which in one move would inactivate the annexed Crimea. Probably America would hate that, its allegiances being so contrary to its policies. In relation to Syria and Kurdistan deep historical issues rise to .... Read the full article...
Now that the drone has become the weapon of war – is it likely that government has become the instrument of the state?
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As the U.S.A. fragments into separate bankruptcies – a Republican writes a book called “The People Have Spoken – and They were Wrong!”
A great American General, setting up his dismissal from a war he knows cannot be won by a Commander-in-chief thousands of miles away, who himself is ignorant of military strategy, confides to a reporter ‘I think the President is afraid.’
The American failure as a social model can be measured in three events.The failure to impose their system on Afghanistan, as had the Russians before them. The failure to impose their system after a war of shock and awe, in Iraq, a dictator overthrown, a military machine dismantled, weapons and officers, a ministerial government dismissed, .... Read the full article...
The Moussem of Shaykh Abdalqadir will be held in Cape Town, R.S.A. on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October, 2014. Preceded by Jumu’a Mosque celebration of Jumu’a under Imam Khatib of Shaykh Habib Bewley.
The guest of honour and presiding leader of the dhikr will be the renowned Shaykh Motada al-Boumashouli of Morocco. Shaykh Motada is now the head of the Shadhiliyya Darqawiyya and as such leader of the Qadiriyya Shuyyukh in every place by idhn, baraka and ‘ilm.
Also present will be the Qur’an reciter of His Majesty, King Muhammad VI of Morocco, Moulay Thami Harrak.
Expected among the visitors will be Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley of England, Shaykh Ali Laraki and Shaykh Umar Ibrahim Vadillo currently in Lahore.
For those of us who were taught history at school – we know why independence matters. For those who attended school after history was eliminated from schools must know it was abolished in Westminster. The precious secret of liberty is something that must be fought for – if liberty is rejected – we will not disappear, we will only come back stronger.
We had venison – they gave us sheep. We had salmon they gave us fish-fingers.
It is our own natural wealth that lies waiting for us.
As with our Norwegian cousins – all we need is an independent spirit. Yes!