i'm not from Saudi Arabia but I've been there twice, the people are friendly and easy going, the atmosphere is great, however there is that fear of speaking too loud about certain things, they also have mandatory ID with police checking your passport or ID when you go from one city to another, you also got to hand in your ID when you go to the Internet cafe, it is not an Islamic state as it has issues with wala and barra, allies and enemies (wrong ones) .
Say: Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel
-for he brings down the (revelation) to thy heart by God's will, a confirmation of what went before, and guidance and glad tidings for those who believe,-
Whoever is an enemy to God and His angels and messengers, to Gabriel and Michael,- then (know that) God is an enemy to those who reject Faith.
rather they are friends of the enemies of Islam, who have opposed the Islamic state from the very land which the Prophet and his rightly guided companions gave their lives to bring the people from ignorance to Islam. the land where the prophet dedicated his life to establishing an Islamic state.
the speaker you saw in the video in the post above above saw a crippled man who he thought walked like that from birth, he later found that the security services had done it after he was arrested for calling for an Islamic state, the Saudi government was installed with the help of tfe British government at the time who were actively splitting up the ottoman empire, Which was also not the rightly guided caliphate on the precepts if prophethood.
"Hadhrat Huzaifa narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:
*Prophethood will remain among you as long as Allah wills.
Then Caliphate (Khilafah) on the lines of Prophethood shall commence,
and remain as long as Allah wills.
Then corrupt/erosive monarchy would take place,
and it will remain as long as Allah wills.
After that, tyrant kingship/ military kingdoms would emerge,
and it will remain as long as Allah wills.
Then, the Caliphate (Khilafah) shall come once again based on the precept of *Prophethood."In the above Hadith the first era of Caliphate is commonly accepted by the Muslims as that of the*rightly guided Caliphate.
Recently, Saudi Arabia's interior minister warned the pilgrims that they should not involve politics in Hajj. The current rulers in the Muslim lands are attempting to prevent Muslims from gathering and discussing issues and ideas which are pertinent to the future of the Ummah. Politics which is the act of "taking care of the affairs of the Ummah according to Shar'a rulings" is an integral part of Islam. We must take it upon ourselves to reclaim Islam and discuss the issues affecting the Muslim Ummah in all gatherings.Prior to the commencement of Hajj, Saudi authorities were warning pilgrims not to stage any protests during the ritual. Saudi Arabia's interior minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz said, "It is not permitted to undertake any actions which are not part of the ritual... and we will not permit anyone to damage the hajj or the pilgrims."
Hajj is an amazing journey where Muslims have an opportunity to strengthen their relationship with Allah سبحانه وتعالى. It is also an event where Muslims from every corner of the earth gather together as one Ummah to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood. Today, the pilgrims are grouped according to the nation states they belong to. Furthermore, Muslims are not given an opportunity to bond with each other, by getting to know one another and discuss our condition as Allah سبحانه وتعالى has revealed:
إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا"We have created you of a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other." [Al-Hujraat, 49:13]Obstructing the Ummah: Hajj and Beyond
The discouragement of Muslims gathering and discussing the affairs of the Ummah is not only seen at the time of Hajj. Rather, this is a recurring theme throughout the Muslim world. Rulers regularly prevent Muslims from gathering and discussing issues and ideas which are pertinent to the future of the Ummah. Such preventions are usually enforced with great hostility and aggression.
the Prophet gave his most famous public political speech during the Farewell Pilgrimage, near Arafah.
Prior to the twentieth century all of Arabia was part of the Islamic State (the
Ottomani Khilafah). Abdul-Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Ibn-Saud (the founder of
so-called Saudi Arabia) with some Bedouin bandits rose by the help of British
soldiers against the Islamic state, conspiring to expel the authority of the
Khilafah, and therefore Islam, form that region.
A little like the "rebels" in libya.
Lord Curzon, the British Foreign Minister at the time of the Caliphate's end, appear to have best caught the Caliphate's significance when he announced to the House of Commons:
"The situation now is that Turkey is dead and will never rise again, because we have destroyed its moral strength, the Caliphate and Islam".
"We must put an end to anything which brings about any Islamic unity between the sons of the Muslims. As we have already succeeded in finishing off the Caliphate, so we must ensure that there will never arise again unity for the Muslims, whether it be intellectual or cultural unity"
Sir Campbell Bannerman, [Prime Minister of Britain (1905-08)]
“ There are people who control spacious territories teeming with manifest and hidden resources. They dominate the intersections of world routes. Their lands were the cradles of human civilizations and religions. These people have one faith, one language, one history and the same aspirations. No natural barriers can isolate these people from one another ... if, per chance, this nation were to be unified into one state, it would then take the fate of the world into its hands and would separate Europe from the rest of the world.
Taking these considerations seriously,
a foreign body should be planted in the heart of this nation
to prevent the convergence of its wings in such a way
that it could exhaust its powers in never-ending wars.
It could also serve as a springboard for the West to gain its coveted objects.” - 1902*
A few years later, the British government began to make it a Zionist settlement,
Zionists who were "liberal" and ok with direct violation of the Torah.
Lord Zetland [March 24, 1940, British Secretary of State for the colonial India]
“[T]he call of Islam is one which transcends the bounds of country. It may have lost some force as a result of the abolition of Caliphate by Mustafa Kamal Pasha, but it still has a very considerable appeal as witness for example Jinnah’s insistence on our giving undertaking that Indian troops should never be employed against any Muslim state, and the solicitude which he has constantly expressed for the Arabs of Palestine.”
This is the kind or rhetoric were getting now
In a speech at Labour Party National Conference, stated:*
“What we are confronting here is an evil ideology......They demand the elimination of Israel; the withdrawal of all Westerners from Muslim countries, irrespective of the wishes of people and government; the establishment of effectively Taliban states and Shariah law in the Arab world en route to one caliphate of all Muslim nations.”
In a speech on Counter Terrorism at The Heritage Foundation (a neoconservative think tank, Washington DC) stated:
“What drives these people on is ideas. And unlike the liberation movements of the post World War II era in many parts of the world, these are not in pursuit of political ideas like national independence from colonial rule, or equality for all citizens without regard for race or creed, or freedom of expression without totalitarian repression. Such ambitions are, at least in principle, negotiable and in many cases have actually been negotiated. However there can be no negotiation about the re-creation of the Caliphate; there can be no negotiation about the imposition of Shariah law; there can be no negotiation about the suppression of equality between the sexes; there can be no negotiation about the ending of free speech. These values are fundamental to our civilization and are simply not up for negotiation.”
....David Cameron seeks to block twitter following riots.....
“The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region, and establish a radical Islamic empire that spans from Spain to Indonesia"
“The murderous ideology of the Islamic radicals is the great challenge of our new century. Yet, in many ways, this fight resembles the struggle against communism in the last century."
**** Cheney [Vice President, Speech in Sydney, Australia February 2007]
" ...And it is they, the terrorists, who have ambitions of empire. Their goal in the broader Middle East is to seize control of a country, so they have a base from which they can launch attacks against governments that refuse to meet their demands. Their ultimate aim -- and one they boldly proclaim -- is to establish a caliphate covering a region from Spain, across North Africa, through the Middle East and South Asia, all the way to Indonesia. And it wouldn't stop there.*
...The war on terror is more than a contest of arms, and more than a test of will. It is a battle of ideas...."
Donald Rumsfeld [US Secretary of Defense, December 5 2005]
In a speech at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced Studies at Johns Hopkins:
"...Iraq would serve as the base of a new Islamic caliphate to extend throughout the Middle East and which would threaten the legitimate governments in Europe, Africa, and Asia. This is their plan. They have said so. We make a terrible mistake if we fail to listen and learn...."
Eric Edelman [Undersecretary of Defense for Policy]
December 1, 2005, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC*
"...So I think we need to be very clear. Iraq's future will either embolden terrorists and expand their reach and ability to establish a — reestablish a caliphate, or it will deal them a crippling blow. For us, failure in Iraq is just not an option..."
General John Abizaid, [Chief of US Central Command, 29th Sept. 2005]
In a speech to US law makers said:
"Al Qaeda terrorists hope to drive American influence from the Middle East and install a global Muslim leader in Saudi Arabia.....If al Qaeda terrorists manage to take control of Saudi Arabia, they will try to create and expand their influence in the region and establish a caliphate."
Abizaid said al Qaeda would subsequently move on to apply a "very narrow, strict interpretation of Shariah, Islamic law, not believed in or practiced anywhere else in the world today.......The next goal would be to expand into non-Arab Islamic countries. This would include the middle of Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia".*
At another occasion,
Gen. John Abizaid said: “We are fighting the most despicable enemy ... who uses the 21st century-technology to spread their vision of a 7th-century paradise (and) try to re-create what they imagine was the pure and perfect Islamic government of the era of the prophet Muhammad.”
Gen. Richard Myers, [The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff]
While addressing a Pentagon news conference stressed:
“If the Zarqawis of the world were allowed to be successful in Iraq in their view, and that would be the start of the caliphate that they envision, the stakes would be huge for the region,"
Henry Kissinger, [Nov 2004]
Asked in an interview “What in your opinion are the principal threats of the age?” He answered - “First, is what we call terrorism in the United States, but which is really the uprising of radical Islam against the secular world, and against the democratic world, on behalf of re-establishing a sort of Caliphate. That is directed as much against moderate Islam, than it is against non-Islamic societies.”
Patrick J. Buchanan, [June 23, 2006. Founder of magazine ‘The American Conservative’. Has served three presidents in the White House]
“If Islamic rule is an idea taking hold among the Islamic masses, how does even the best army on earth stop it? Do we not need a new policy?”
President Vladimir Putin
The Russian leader said at a European Union summit in Brussels that western civilisation faced a mortal threat from Muslim terrorists, and claimed that they had plans to create a "worldwide caliphate".
"…The creation of a caliphate on the territory of the Russian Federation is only part one of their plan. In fact, if you are following the situation, you surely know that the radicals are pursuing a larger goal: They are talking about the creation of a world caliphate…”
The Washington Post [January 14, 2006]
The Washington Post headed an article with the title " Reunified Islam: Unlikely but Not Entirely Radical, Restoration of Caliphate, Attacked by Bush, Resonates With Mainstream Muslims", arguing that such a call is not radical nor only resonant with Islamic guerrilla movements
Terrorism - From a War on Terror to a War of Ideas
by David Lazarus
"...The underlying belief of the jihadists appears to be that the re-establishment and enforcement of strict Islamic law in these territories will bring about an almost mystical rebirth of a just, pure and perfect society for all true Muslims. The appeal of such a vision is potent within the Middle East in particular and can be easily understood when one examines the general failure of modernity that prevails in most sectors of Arab society. 7 Any Islamist revolution throughout the entire Middle East has, however, been thwarted by authoritarian dictatorships within the region, such as those of Egypt and Saudi Arabia..."
Peter Costello (Ex Australian Treasurer), 2006, Australian Christian Lobby:
“There are countries that claim to be theocratic Islamic States, for example, The Islamic Republic of Iran, The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, The Islamic Republic of Mauritania. There are other countries that enforce religious or Sharia Law – the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. But for the radical Islamists even this is not enough. They have a vision of a Caliphate stretching across the Middle East toppling what they see as corrupt nation states and enforcing a more “pure” version of Islam. In our own region the ambitions of Jemaah Islamiyah is to create a Pan-Islamic State stretching down and encompassing the southern Philippines, Malaya and Indonesia.”
In December 2004, A report by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) state a possible scenario that by 2020 a “New Caliphate" would have been established. This 123-page report titled "Mapping the Global Future" was aimed to prepare the next Bush administration for future challenges, and was presented to US President, members of Congress, cabinet members and key officials involved in policymaking.
According to CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies), Washington based think tank, this report was not a prediction, but a case exercise/study which involves observing the various events taking place in the world. These events are then connected in such a way that there might be a possibility of forming of a Caliphate state. Given that such a state may be established, then it is to be decided from today as to what needs to be done to prevent it, if it needs to be prevented.
Moreover there are two organizations which did such a study, one is the CIA and the other is Shell Oil Company.
The prophet pbuh said that it would come after the return of Jesus and the killing of the antichrist,
And I found something amazing:
After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever.
The man was actively seeking a divine law and kingdom which is of God.
55.*Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds,
that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power),
just as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion - the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state),
*after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace:
'They will worship Me (alone) and not associate aught with Me.'
If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked.
56.*So establish regular Prayer and give regular Charity;
*and obey the Messenger. that ye may receive mercy.
57.*Never think thou that the Unbelievers are going to frustrate ((Allah)'s Plan) on earth: their abode is the Fire,- and it is indeed an evil refuge!
Al Quran 24:55-57
104.*The Day that We roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books (completed),-
even as We produced the first creation, so shall We produce a new one:
a promise We have undertaken: truly shall We fulfil it.
105.*Before this We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses):
My servants the righteous, shall inherit the earth."
106.*Verily in this is a Message for people who would serve God.
107.*We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures.
108.*Say: "What has come to me by inspiration is that your*God is One God.
will ye therefore bow to His Will?"
109.*But if they turn back, Say:
"I have proclaimed the Message to you all alike and in truth;
but I know not whether that which ye are promised is near or far.
110.*"It is He Who knows what is open in speech and what ye hide.
111.*"I know not but that it may be a trial for you,
and a grant of (worldly) livelihood (to you) for a time."
112.*Say: "O my Lord! judge You in truth!" "Our Lord Most Gracious
is the One Whose assistance should be sought against that which you assert.
Al Quran 21:104-112
41.*(They are) those who, if We establish them in the land,
*establish regular prayer and give regular charity,
enjoin the right and forbid wrong:
with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.
42.*If they treat thy (mission) as false,
so did the peoples before them (with their prophets),
- the People of Noah, and 'Ad and Thamud;
43.*Those of Abraham and Lut;
44.*And the Companions of the Madyan People;
and Moses was rejected (in the same way).
But I granted respite to the Disbelievers,
*and (only) after that did I punish them:
but how (terrible) was my rejection (of them)!
I'm sure you've come to the conclusion that. Saudi Arabia is not an islamic state but a state where Islam is officially practiced among the people, with some glaring problems in terms of alliances among the government.
After bush killed all those millions of people in Iraq. Prince Abdullah gave him a gold medal and kissed him on the cheek. See the image on my "thy kingdom come" page by going through my profile,