Islamic Foundation calls on government to sever diplomatic ties with Israel

The Islamic Foundation of the Maldives has called on the government to break off all diplomatic ties with Israel, a day after Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) announced that a team of seven Israeli doctors is due to arrive in the country to treat patients at the government hospital for a week.

The Foundation requested the government terminate all ties with Israel saying ”we do not want any sort of assistance from Jews.”

President of the Islamic Foundation Ibrahim Fauzy said that the organisation did not support accepting “any sort of assistance from Israel as long as they are in the lands of Palestine. We should fear that we might have to face the wrath of God.”

Fauzy explained that the Islamic Foundation does not recognise Israel as a state as “they have stolen the lands of Palestine by power and force,” adding that “it also against our religion to have relationships with Jews.”

In November last year, Foreign Minister Dr Ahmed Shaheed narrowly survived a no-confidence motion for his role in deciding to normalise relations with the Jewish state.

Dr Shaheed told Minivan News today that the “government does not have diplomatic relations with Israel” and has not signed any agreements to that effect.

He added that he was not aware of the visiting Israeli team as “doctors don’t come through the Foreign Ministry.”

Fauzy also claimed to have information that Israel was attempting to influence the education policy of the government, which has come under fire from religious NGOs for plans to make Islam an optional subject in A’ Levels and change four secondary schools in Male’ to single-sex schools.

”There will be cunning plans of them behind the scenes, they will not wish any good for Muslims, inside their heart,” Fauzy alleged.

In a press release yesterday, IGMH invited interested patients to register at their customer relations counter between November 28 and December 2 for appointments with the visiting Israeli doctors.


134 thoughts on “Islamic Foundation calls on government to sever diplomatic ties with Israel”

  1. This is the reason why Govt has consciously let IGMH run down the gutter..... Now the Jews would be seen as the savuiours....

  2. @ibrahim

    "The best way forward is for Palestinians to leave Israeli land and go to Saudi Arabia."

    Palestinians descended from Canaanites. The earliest people known to have lived in the land of Palestine even before the time of Moses (PBUH). So Palestinians WERE and ARE living in their own land!

    Israelis were sanctioned to enter that land by a covenant of Allah after 40 years of wandering in the desert, but, later they broke the covenant by worshiping other God's besides Allah. They changed their holy book. They tried to kill the prophets who were sent to them.

    With much corruption and interchanging, there still is some evidence left even in the Bible that they indeed, did, try to kill their prophets, for instance Prophet Elijah. From the Bible, In the book of Romans "“Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me.”

    Moreover, Israelites tried to kill Prophet Isa (PBUH) when he was sent to them "the lost sheep of Israel".

    After that when the unlettered Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Comforter, came as the final messenger to them, and to whole mankind, with a miracle, a book, the very sound of which moved those who heard it during his lifetime and even to this day to tears and ecstasy, they tried to kill the Prophet too.

    The favour of God is not a family business. It is bestowed on those who obey God's commandments and keep to His covenants. But since the Israelites broke their covenant with God, they ceased to be the chosen people of God. In today's world, the only people who try to uphold God's commandments are, those who call themselves Muslims.

    They are often ridiculed for this, and it is clearly visible everywhere you turn that the world hates Muslims for preventing vice. They are often criticized for not accepting gay-marriages and confronted for striving to apply the death penalty for adultery, murder, and flogging for fornication.

    Muslims are ridiculed for not incorporating "riba" usury into their religious laws.

    Clearly there is no other religion interested in keeping to the commandments of God,except Muslims, be it against all odds.

    So, when you dared to ask Palestinians to go to Saudi Arabia, to which they have absolutely no connection,except that of a spiritual connection, you did not have the guts to ask the Israelis to back to the Americas,Europe and Russia, from where they came like a horde into Palestine to constantly harass and violate the human rights of its rightful and original inhabitants - the Palestinians.

    So, I have to again ask you go back to your distorted history book according to which a holy man called "Lot is made drunk by his own daughters and they lay with him so that they may preserve their father's seed??!!"

    I just hope your own daughters don't follow the fantastic porn book!!!

  3. @heck
    Yes I agree with you there when you say Israel belongs to the Jewish people. You've put a fantastic case for deporting Palestinians from the Jewish holy land. Bravo, brother.
    So you're writing a pornographic book about your daughters? Do you not fear Allah, brother?

  4. @heck
    You're also a genealogist, and you have two Jewish girlfriends. Good. Good.

    So you're saying Palestinians are descended from a comforter? A blanket? I find this difficult to believe. Could you write a few more paragraphs on your findings here?

    Again, I request you not to blaspheme about the Prophet by calling him a blanket. How dare you? You must be funded by Zionists to write such rubbish about our religion.

  5. Why we Muslims are always defending Islam? There are contradictions in Quran that are used/misused by now-a-days good-for-nothing Mullahs. Besides, there is lot of blood-shed in Islamic history. Why so many people were converted by way of "äccept or die"? Was that an Arabic way of conquest? Today Islam (Salafiya) is nothing but a Saudi propaganda.

    We are laughted at, mocked, people hate us, dont trust us, more than half of Muslim world is uneducated.

    What is our major contribution to humanity (except religion & terrorism)? Any scientific discoveries?; any other major break-through by any Muslim Inventor?

    In sports: same story. Why, why, why. We have religious fixation minds, our men are obsessed with covering their women. Instead of concentrating on education and sports our youngmen talk about "Jihad" without understanding true meaning of it.

    This is 21st century. We should strive for taking our country forward. We are not rich country. Tourism and fisheries are our main industry. We should be thankful to other countries for rendering economic, labour, scientific etc. Pl understand that.

  6. ibrahim on Sat, 27th Nov 2010 2:45 PM

    The stuff they taught you at the Pakistani madrassa is all wrong.

    The best way forward is for Palestinians to leave Israeli land and go to Saudi Arabia."

    Lol, I went to Universities in Europe not Pakistan. And it's clear you were educated in Israel. Maybe at nursery school there??

  7. The Jewish State was not founded by peaceful new immigrants seeking refuge and escape from the Pogroms of Russia; it was founded by angry, racists militants committed to ethnically cleanse Palestine from its Arab inhabitants by all means preferably by military means and cold blooded murder.

    That philosophy of the past continues today some 100 years later. The Jewish Occupation of 67 not only inspired the Jewish communities around the world, it was the rallying cry of Jews energized and drunk with victory giving Israel total unconditional and unquestionable support for all of its actions and the many wars initiated and engaged in by the Jewish state since 67.

  8. Can Minivan News close commenting to this article. I am having a headache now. All useless comments. Pls Pls Pls Minivan News stop this thing. I don't want to see this, but if a comment is publish my mind forces me to read it even though I don't want to, because I am a psycho. I got insane after watching Israeli attacks and abuses against Palestinian civilians.

  9. wat the hell are u writing zeenath. u seems to be stupid idiot who have not educated as you mentioned. each and every human being who believes religion will defend their own religions irrespectively all. so Muslims will defend Islam.think before you write something dear.

  10. @truth
    Oh so you went to an all-boys Madrassa in Peshawar? Did you go there after studying at Male English School or Mauhad?

  11. @ jenny

    I write what I feel. Your criticism of me does not make U better Muslim than me. I am educated that why I feel pain for fellow citizens and want them to change for better. Some things are better left for "books only". We cannot follow 100% what is written in holy Quran. With education we realize DOs and DONTs and for that we dont need these bearded Mullahs.

  12. @Zeenat

    Sorry to burst your bubble but:

    'Violent and backward' Muslims have contributed far more to the scientific world than you can ever imagine.

    I can see how much we have contributed to European terrorism my dear.

  13. @ Xa-yanu,

    For once I was happy that I am proved wrong. But when I saw what U quoted I was disappointed.

    Talk about contribution made in the last 20-30 years. None my dear. This is what I wanted to say. As for terrorism in Europe, I know about Red Brigade & IRA. why bother what others are doing. We should try to uplift what concerns us - our country.

    Two countries - India and Pakistan - both got independence same day. See the difference there. I repeat. We should stop giving importance to Mullahs and their fatwas.

  14. @Xa-yanu
    That's a list of Muslim scientists? Hahahaha. More than a billion muslims and you can only make a list of a dozen .. and even that from 1000-500 years back? You just gave us a good laugh. Do you have more jokes?

  15. @ibrahim

    You sound depressed and lost.

    Don't worry.

    Your seeds will be preserved. Pack them and send them to an Israeli lab. They will d-freeze it for you!


  16. @Zeenat.

    I never support Mullahs, bunch of hypocrites who always spew out hatred.

    Moreover, I'm not the type who denies that we need to work more in the scientific field, make more contributions to the world. We also need to prove to the world that there are a great number of Muslims who want to be progressive, not backward.

    Nevertheless, I do not support secularism, as I believe a country can effectively modernize while still holding onto its' traditions and national identity.

    Look at Iran for an example, sure the government treats their people like s**t, but it is a country which has an effective infrastructure and decent scientific research.


    Thank you for your kind words. Glad I managed to give you a laugh, never seen someone with such a great sense of humour.

    I find it even funnier that you use a Muslim/Arabic name. Why don't you go ahead and change it to something less 'backward'.

  17. @Xa-yanu
    Thank you. I am a muslim so my name can stay as it is. I'm not sure if Iran qualifies as a Muslim country. They are Shia (a deviant sect according to our Sunni/Salaf mullahs) They also seem to have a Jewish population.

  18. @Z-nut

    "Talk about contribution made in the last 20-30"

    Cool it, lady!

    No body contributes nothing to the world or to humanity. Look carefully.

    The only people who contributed something to the world was the Muslims who deciphered complex knowledge trapped in ancient Greek and Indian codes and formulas.

    Using that knowledge the European Industrial Revolution began. The western awakening began.

    Who are you trying to lull with your sweet voice?

  19. if this is what many Maldivians want why don't we say it is democracy.. if there is anything we want talk about we talk in the name of this not hypocrisy?

  20. apparently these doctors are a part of Organ donor programe as per "Islamic Foundation of Maldives"

    it takes something special to be so arrogant and narrow minded i guess.

    Maldives is probably one of few countries today that allows public display of hatred and elect those hate mongers like mutthalib as Parliment members.

  21. @heck,

    People do have contributed to humanity. Thomas Edison, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela.

    Can U pl check who burnt a once great library in Alexandria?

    Much before Arabs converted to Islam, science and mathematics were already there. There was a great university of Nalanda in India where people from all over the world including Egypt and Persia used to study.

    And again, who burnt Nalanda University? Sadly, destruction of both these two great monuments goes to Muslims.

    I am not trying 'anything' heck. Your anger is making U irrational and rude to a lady.

    I definitely want my country to progress in all fields. Why cant we Muslims be progressive? Is it too much to ask or dream?

  22. @Z-nut

    "I definitely want my country to progress in all fields."

    How about gay-marriage, then?

    That's one thing progressing like a rocket in the FIELD of human rights?

  23. From CNN:

    The online whistle-blower site WikiLeaks began publishing more than 250,000 diplomatic cables from U.S. embassies around the world Sunday, spawning sharp condemnation from the White House and congressional leaders.

    "The cables show the U.S. spying on its allies and the U.N. turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in 'client states'; backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries; and lobbying for U.S. corporations," the site's editor-in-chief and spokesman, Julian Assange, said in a statement released Sunday evening.

    "This document release reveals the contradictions between the U.S.'s public persona and what it says behind closed doors -- and shows that if citizens in a democracy want their governments to reflect their wishes, they should ask to see what's going on behind the scenes."

  24. @Z-nut

    "People do have contributed to humanity."

    Ok, lets see!

    Thomas Edison - He invented a new way to kill people. The electric chair! USA would have stopped capital punishment but for his invention. Would you like to die on electric chair?

    Mother Teresa - She got a lot of money as donations which went unaudited, but still she wanted poor people to remain poor? She said suffering 'is beautiful'. Do you think so?
    No worries. Why should she care. She got her beatification as a Saint. Isn't it?

    Mahatma Gandhi - He said Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) sayings were a treasure of wisdom not only to Muslims but to all Mankind. I think that was what he contributed to humanity.

    What type of progress do you want?

    Women being able to throw her 'buruga' away and blurt out "I am free!"

    Men being able to shave off their facial hair and blurt out "I am gay!"

  25. @hidden agenda

    true true! wait and see more revelations and understandings of how todays world is operated. you'll be jawdropped!

  26. @Z-nut

    "ignorant fool who seem to have forgotten manners."

    Bitter, isn't it?

    I love the way how people taste their OWN medicine and go "yuck".

  27. @heck

    hang in there buddy. these ppl will want to enjoy the pleasures of their life in this world.

    seldom they forget there is another waiting...


    Seems like you ran out of beer...

  28. @Zeenat on Sun, 28th Nov 2010 10:29 AM, And for all other brothers and sisters in Islam and humanity.

    May Peace, Mercy and Blessing of Allah be upon all of us.

    Sister, you asked lot of "Why's?"

    Here's why?

    Allah reveals in the Glorios Quran “O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” [Al-Hujurat - {The Private Apartments, The Inner Apartments, The Chambers} Verse: 13]

    The guidance is there and yes, so does the permission to strive and struggle against all oppressions. Can you blame Muslims if they attacked in self defense? If so, that is so illogical. Then we should even blame you for expressing your views because in your mind you are doing the right thing while making lot of errors out of lack of information which lot of others will feel as an oppression, or an abuse.

    AND if you say we can't follow the Holy Quran 100% , I respectfully ask you, what else do we humans follow 100%. Not even Satanism.right? ... what's your point there. Let me tell you Holy Quran is a guidance to the whole humanity. It's up to you and us all to believe what is in it or not to. Why? Do you know Why?

    Here's why:It’s a choice we make that we be who we are. Because Allah had willed for us humans “freewill” (Not absolute) and ability to make choice. And I would like to say ” This is the most advance technology of Allah Subhanahu Watala (glorious and exalted is He), the program installed in us humans and also Jinns ( The other intelligent being made out of smokeless fire). Only we both beings are able to obey or not obey Allah (The most highest supreme Authority who created all things, who is uncreated (Absolute and eternal).

    For your allegations "Much before Arabs converted to Islam, science and mathematics were already there. There was a great university of Nalanda in India where people from all over the world including Egypt and Persia used to study."

    Who said Muslims of that age claimed all for themselves. Sorry but It's you and some of misguided people just assuming. Surely you cannot refute the little proof that I'm giving below:
    Watch it and comment it. Please do not follow your own whims without fulfilling your duties as a human. "Seeking Knowledge" .Btw Seeking knowledge is compulsory for each and every single Muslims" It's people who are ignorant out of their own choices. Not Islam. And let me tell you, Science means Knowledge(from the Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge"). Every single Muslim must have knowledge of this world and most importantly knowledge that is useful for hereafter (both). Then we can lead a peaceful life here and be successful in hereafter. This is the Islam that I know. And This is the Islam that I learned from Quran, Hadiths and from other Islamic sources.

    Muslims of earlier ages did work with all peoples of faiths.They shared and gained knowledge for the sake of Allah alone. Not for their fame and prosperity in worldly glitters. For evidence I will leave a BBC4 Documentary for everyone’s benefit:

    Muslims gained knowledge and spread it just because they were instructed to do so by Allah in Quran and from the teachings of Prophet Mohamed (Peace be upon him).

    So, as long as we do not take Non-Muslims as “Auliya” (Protectors) we can have relations with any non-Muslims (as long as they do not influence our "way of life"(deen). Why do we have to jump up and down when we are even putting trust in Buddhists and Hindus (Non-Semitic Religions) even for the education of our children and in life saving medical conditions of our brothers and sisters day and night? I personally prefer Muslims. But people! that is not the case. We Muslims are not a bunch of people belonging to a name sake Group. We are supposed to put our trust (whole) in Allah and go ahead in life. We Muslims are supposed to spread the word of Truth(Haqq) even with them (Non-Muslims) but not follow their way of life. But sadly today we follow their way of life and say we are "Muslims" we should win. Nope that doesn't work that way. Proof is how we are today, how our societies are like today and the turbulences that we face now.

    Right is “right” even no one follows it. Wrong is “Wrong” even everyone follows it. Did you all get this?. We may have abundance of wrongs in our societies but that does not make those wrongs legitimate even if the court of laws or the law enforcement authorities are able to punish and contain them or not. Like wise, think outside the box and embrace Islam the way it was followed for about the first 1000 years of Islam. (See the Google documentary: BBC4 for yourself)

    May Allah reward all of us with best of knowledge, and best of manners , and best of use in this life and success for hereafter.


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