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Monday, November 23, 2009


Written by: Rick Staggenborg, MD on Sep 29, 2009 12:53 PM PDT

This prayer is dedicated to the martyrs of the Iran-Iraq war, the US war of aggression in Iraq, the US soldiers who died for a cause they were lied to about, the Palestinians who were massacred by Israel in Gaza in the name of “security,” to Robert and John Kennedy and to Martin Luther King, Jr. All were martyrs in the cause of justice and thus fallen Soldiers For Peace.

Muhammad, who Muslims believe was quoting directly from God, stated that all peoples of the Book must be must be treated with respect and the same standard of justice. Although the words of the Qua'ran are poetry, making them subject to error in interpretation by lesser men, the meaning of these words are clear. 

The concepts of equality and justice for all were founding principles in the Moorish and other Caliphates, where peace reigned for 800 years before the coming of self-proclaimed Christians eager to kill in the name of the Prince of Peace. The aim of these "Christian" conquerors was to force acceptance of a perverted form of Christianity in a land where previously Jews, Christians and Muslim had lived in peace and harmony, establishing the greatest civilization the Western world had ever known until that time.

It is time for the annual feast of the Muslim faithful who have demonstrated their faith and devotion to the one God through forty days of intensive prayer and self-denial. These People of God voluntarily deny themselves food and water even during extreme temperatures so that they may suffer that they better understand and have compassion for others. May God bless all of the faithful and grant them our shared prayer of peace everlasting. Soldiers For Peace calls upon those of all faiths to cast down their arms, that they may be beaten into plowshares to feed the physically and spiritually starving.

We invite all former combatants to join Soldiers For Peace International in fighting for the one cause we all agree on. Peace everlasting. Enjoy now the Feast and prepare yourselves for the battle that is coming to defeat the corporatists who have attempted to subjugate the world. The power of love and the overwhelming urge toward social justice that all good women and men share can overcome their evil actions if we all come together to work on developing a strategy to overcome them. They cannot force us to fight if they have no volunteers or anyone base enough to kill his own brothers and sisters.

Salaam Shalom, pax, paix, peace.

Rick Staggenborg, MD

Written in Pasadena, California, where the fires were raging.

1 comment:

  1. In 2009, Eid and Yom Kippur overlapped, creating an opportunity for me to write prayers for the Peoples of the Jewish and Muslim worlds to find a way to establish justice for all and peace between their Peoples. I am convinced that only when this essential split is resolved will we finally see the end of war.


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