Monday, February 28, 2011

Letter to the Egyptian People


Congratulations to the Egyptian people.


I write this to you in hiding. I am from the most enslaved society on earth. The United States. Yes, you may believe them to be free, but the reality is far from the that. As the poet Goethe said

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe themselves to be free”

Now is the dangerous time. Now they will tell you to compromise. They will tell you to keep peace with Israel and U.S. They will tell you to join the international community in its corrupt trade. They will promise a bigger piece of the pie for the people if you cooperate.

But remember it is not “democracy” that makes wealth. And there can be wealth without democracy. Look to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait. Even look at the U.S. a so-called democratic country which may appear to be wealthy but is now nearly bankrupt..

Wealth comes from resources and production of the people. But wealth can also come from stealing and corruption. Just like Hosni Mubarak, much of the wealth that the people of the U.S. have comes from corruption and stealing. The people pay taxes and the army goes around the world stealing and the politicians make corrupt deals to the advantage of the U.S. Another source of their wealth comes from borrowing money. But this is not true borrowing, they will steal it form their children or will not pay back the loans.

I left this system and no longer want to contribute because of these reasons. I do not want to face Allah on the Day of Judgment as a supporter of oppression. I have lived so long a good life in the U.S. but it was all deception and enslavement. The people in the U.S. are described as consumers, another word for parasites. They do not know how to make anything of real value, it is an entire lazy society of con artists. The victim they deceive most is themselves. I believe we will see soon a collapse of this “superpower. ”

Allah huAkbar.

I am asking the Egyptian people to be willing to make a longer and more patient sacrifice.

Do not make a deal with the U.S. If the army is with them, than they must go also. Do not now become Mubarak yourselves.

The Muslim world can take a good example from Egypt if they begin to grow their own food and reject the U.S. trade. Build up the economy of Egypt from within and with nations that are not deceptive and according to the law of Allah. No more central banks with Riba. No more free trade, but instead fair trade and halal trade. Stick to the principles of justice and the law of Allah, and the short term sacrifices will lead to long term gains.

These are very complex problems the Ummah and the world face today. We are destroying the planet we live on, the fish, the tress, the oceans, because we are all following the corrupt systems. Even many non-Muslims have realized this. We have abandoned decency and justice and the laws of Allah and disasters are happening so much that we think it is normal. This is not normal, it is insanity.

To the Christians of Egypt, this letter is also written in peace and advising. Do not be deceived by secular governments as a protection for you. The persecution against the Christians in the middle east did not begin with Islam, it began when the colonial powers attempted to destroy the substance of Islam and replace their hand-picked oppressors. In Europe where Christians and Secular governments ruled and rule, the populations of Jews and Muslims that lived there were systematically wiped out and erased. Yet, in the lands where the Muslims ruled and where only recently the dictators and monarchs replaced them, Jews and Christians communities live until this day.

This is not to denigrate the Christians, I once was one myself, my family still is, but the truth is that I loved my parents even more after I became Muslim. The real Muslims will respect and love you and allow you to worship Christianity as it should be, and so you must also resist the temptation to join these wicked governments such as the U.S. and Israel. Their values are against Christianity and the Israelis kill the Christians equally.

If you think that America is Christian and will help you, you must understand that real Christianity has been eroded in America. The secular and bureaucratic system slowly destroys religion, family, society and morality. There are places in the United States that are more dangerous and the people are more poor than in Egypt. This is a fact.

According to Susan George of the Transational institute during the nine years from 1982 to 1990 poor debtor countries transferred $706 billion in interest payments to rich creditor countries in Europe and the United States and a total payback of $1, 345 billion. During the same period the financial resources transferred to from the rich countries to the poor countries totaled just $927 billion revealing a net balance of $418 billion profit by the rich countries. The primary beneficiaries were the elites of the poor countries and wealthy investors of the rich countries.

Mubarak is just the face of the people who have been stealing from you for centuries. If this is not understood and that the only solution is independent economy and halal economy abiding by the Shariah, the the same game will continue.

This message is for the Egyptians, Tunisians, Libyans, Yemeni and all of us including myself. Until we wave the flag of Rasulullah we are just wasting our efforts.


Friday, December 31, 2010

Letter to Current Collaborators

I am not a member of Al-qaeda. I do not have any desire or intention to kill innocent women and children. I don't know any other Muslims that have such intentions or desires.

Your constant publicized condemnations of those misguided young Muslim men who you describe at the various points as divorced from reality, dupes of the CIA, and morally culpable for their bloody anarchistic ideology, betrays a grave misunderstanding of the real reality.

While many young men do flare up in passion and anger at the wrongs they see committed by the U.S. , to reduce them all to merely a bunch of young fanatics who are willing to make attempts to kill innocent Americans is a gross oversimplification. And as such your letter only accurately addresses a sliver of individuals who actually exist and who are probably just in need of mental health care. But the majority of the brothers and sisters, yes there are many sisters, that you paint together with the crazed straw man you have built have much more potent and persuasive reasoning. But your letter, alluding to some worthless formal arguments rotting on a server somewhere, fails to address any of the real issues and conveniently so. A more personal and effortless touch is easier to go viral.

I too will avoid formal arguments and a true analysis of the issues as they are complex and beyond the scope of a mere letter. However, I want to address a much bigger and more destructive group of Muslims, the flag-waving, U.S. Constitution upholding, proud citizen, law-abiding, tax-paying Muslims of America, whom I will refer to as the current collaborators of oppression. Not as catchy as would-be mujahids, but the best I could do.

Dear Collaborators,

I liken you collaborators of oppression to abolitionists who purchased clothes made from cotton picked by slaves.

You condemn the killing of innocent life and proclaim yourselves to belong to a peaceful religion. I agree Islam is a peaceful religion, but the questionable thing is whether we really belong to it. Now I am not making takfir, this is a message to myself first and foremost. I am questioning how authentically we belong to something called Islam. This ummah we constantly talk about does not seem to really exist to me.

If you observe our behavior we take the oath of citizenship much more seriously than we take a shahada by a new entrant into Islam. We loosely and casually just trust that everyone pays the zakat they owe, it is between them and Allah we say, but do not cheat on your federal income taxes, that is a serious offense. We spend so much effort to take care of immigration matters and protecting “rights” of Muslims, not the rights derived from Islam, but those from the U.S. Constitution. We make fancy arguments to show how Islam really is compatible with the American way of life and some buzz word called democracy which is not actually what the United States even really is. Some Muslims serve in the American military and never have I seen CAIR or any other mainstream American Muslims organization condemn this violent activity, but every other week they are performing hasty damage control when their crazy “brothers” supposedly do some stupid &*%@. Of course, and you even admit this in your letter paradoxically, many of these operations are in fact conjured up and planned and sometimes executed(especially overseas) by the US. Government itself.

So then who are all these terrorists really?

Is your letter really addressed to a bunch of undercover hypocrites who do not even realize everyone they are working with is also an paid informant or operative? O, except of course, for those few dupes who happened to join the wrong masjed circle and who get the jail time and the media condemnation?

Really of what use is your letter? Why don't you go chat with your neighbor instead about how great it is to live in on land stolen from the tribes of north america who were almost completely wiped out and who still to this day are marginalized on reservations and how great it is that you got away with it.

Because here is a typical definition of terrorism :

The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

Now, I don't know how someone could deny that if any entity fits this definition, it is the U.S. Government, but I am sure you can try. But your arguments are wasted on me and in fact I have no say in the matter ultimately anyway. Many of you, especially the above mentioned flag-waving variety of Muslims are upset with the Patriot Act and its violation of civil liberties. But I want to notify you of something much more worrisome than the patriot act. Something so all-encompassing that no amount of liberal campaigning can surmount it. It is the absolute truth and justice of Allah. If in fact, you are supporting the U.S. And if in fact the U.S. is a terrorist organization according to Allah, when the time comes to be held accountable, are you going to hire one of your liberal democrat friends to be your defense attorney then?

You see, because you live in America and do not see violence on daily basis, you believe that you are peaceful. But in actual fact, you have a share in the most deplorable and efficient and ruthless violence and oppression in the whole world. You outsource your violence which ultimately returns to you in the form of a wonderful safe life in America, quaintly referred to as the American dream. Yes, it is true violence is as much, if not more responsible for the existence of prosperous America than ingenuity and innovation. Do you relieve believe its wall street's financial genius that is the only thing that enables Americans to pay such low prices for gasoline?

You are deceiving yourselves everyday. Your way of life is destroying not only the lives of humans but of every living thing on the planet. And the worst part is that it is being exported to every nation on the planet. I haven't traveled everywhere, but so far every place I have been on several continents has their own garish version of the material worship that America literally pioneered. And this is not about America bashing or west bashing, I don't buy into that false dichotomy. I see many non-Muslims in the west and America who have a better sense of injustice and principles than you consumer Muslims with your “halal” logo products and Eid fun fairs complete with magicians.

The problem I am addressing is not a lack of willingness to fight jihad, whatever jihad means nowadays. No, many of the would-be mujahids also enjoy the comfortable lifestyle of the U.S., at least the insincere ones that just like to talk about it. The problem I am addressing is simply is a lack of willingness to sacrifice. Why must we live in the suburbs and manicure our lawns? Why must we get all our food from a supermarket? Why do we need electricity and plumbing? Why can't Muslims in America live like the Amish? Why do you even have to live as a citizen in the United States? Why does the United States have a say who lives on the North American continent anyway? Because let us be honest, you are not there to do dawah, at leas not the overwhelming majority of Muslims in the U.S. Assimilation is not dawah. Isolation is not dawah. But if you live there the chances are that almost certainly you are still relying and depending and contributing to an oppressive government. O, there is no where else we can go, you say. All the other governments are just as oppressive and in cahoots with the U.S. Government anyway. Well, that is not actually true, but even if it were, the answer then is clear. Fight. I don't mean blow yourself up on a bus, I mean quit your job, stop paying taxes, make a true sacrifice. Renounce allegiance to the U.S. and fight the soldiers, that is not terrorism. Instead you merely hold fancy banquets to raise funds and other useless activities to delude yourselves into thinking you are accomplishing something.

But here is the final note if you are more afraid of the Americans and their “reaction” to supposed Muslim violence. Your argument implies that if these would-be mujahids somehow were truly touched by your letter and all renounced all forms of violence and started going to inter-faith programs and running for office like good american Muslims, that suddenly things will be good for Muslims in America. But this does not follow. Your advice is ineffective. Deterring young men and women from effective and necessary violence does not offer a real solution to the problem you anticipate as members of a scapegoat minority. If the resource and systemic concerns of the future of the U.S. are indeed realized and federal government power wanes or reverts to xenophobic echoes of the past, then I can warn you that being a Muslim in America will be a very bad experience even if there are no more of these would-be mujahids. No amount of letters to imaginary people will be effective in addressing that problem. Actually, it may be even worse, it is suggested by some studies of the Holocaust that the Jews who fought in the ghetto resistance had a much higher survival rate than the general Jewish population. Read the history of black people in America only during the 50s and 60s when things were just “modernizing”, if you think it can't and won't return to that then ignore my letter. Just dismiss me as another crazy radical, even though I clearly stated up front that I in no way shape or form believe in killing innocent , men, women and children, which is not something I am even supposed to have to defend myself with. Why is the default assumption that I believe in radical crazy bombings because I support the true and authentic resistance fighters whether they be in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Gaza, or even Chiapas Mexico. Yes, although not in agreement with the ideology of the Zapatistas, I respect and admire their resistance. And finally, the brothers and sisters out there who are resisting are certainly not perfect people, they make mistakes and it is wrong for us to require some romantic and unattainable vision of who is capable to be mujahideen. This argument of course, leads to the notion that none of us is worthy to be a true mujahid. This of course leads to the absurd result of no one being able to fight against oppression. There is no sacred knowledge you need, before you are allowed to fight. It is simply about fighting what is wrong. Just do it.


A concerned Muslim who does not know the way to resolve this.

P.S. O, and if you are afraid of tactical nuclear weapons, then just realize that the weapons will only get more sinister. Just see what nano-technology and monsanto have in store. It makes more sense to stop this nation right now.

I welcome and encourage critical responses because that is how we move forward in the dialectic.

I sincerely apologize for the rudeness expressed in this letter, it is merely for style because more people will read it if it is written this way and to demonstrate that such rude letters do not have a beneficial impact. I believe the letter to would-be mujahids is unbecoming of Imam Zaid and suggest it be recanted. I actually and honestly have a great deal of love for Imam Zaid and this letter was written out of love for all humans beings if you believe it or not.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Citizenship Guide for Muslims

United States Citizenship Guide for Muslims.


The purpose of this document is to serve a source of information regarding the laws and structure of the United States Federal Government that Muslims may find relevant.

Citizenship Struggle

In basic terms, U.S. Citizens, whether they care to admit it or not, are engaged in an agreement with the U.S. Federal Government. This agreement promises the Citizen benefits and rights but also demands in return certain duties and obligations. For example, U.S. Citizens enjoy the right to live within the United States territory and conduct business and to be protected by laws and police and military protection. In exchange, U.S. Citizens agree to uphold the Constitution, to take up arms for the U.S. Federal Government if required by law. Importantly, U.S. Citizens also agree to pay income tax to the Federal Government if they earn more than a certain amount of money in a given year. These are serious obligations and there is no freedom to escape these obligations. If you failed to pay income tax that is owed you would likely go to jail. If you avoid responding to a draft that may come into effect, you would likely be punished.

The U.S. Constitution guarantees U.S. Citizens certain rights, although what exactly of these rights are is not exactly clear. Also, experience and history demonstrate that in reality these rights are not universally respected or enforced especially with respect to certain groups of citizens. The rights of non-citizens and non-permanent residents with respect to the U.S. Federal Government is even less clear. Without getting into an unnecessary discussion of who are what controls the U.S. government, and what agenda/interests are being pursued by its policy, I will instead mention several facts. The U.S. government is currently, through its military engaged in military confrontations with a number of nations, groups or other types of entities. Some of these entities are made up of Muslims, some are not. I will not comment on whether any of these conflicts are justified, either in the Islamic moral system or in other moral systems. These military operations require resources and while I do not have any figures(if someone could provide a reliable source with these figures it would be helpful), it is my impression that some portion of the income taxes or other tax sources collected by the federal government are used to fund these operations.
By living within the U.S. both citizens and non-citizens enjoy a relatively peaceful zone that is made possible by the military and police presence. This peace and security is not evenly distributed however and certain areas are relatively unprotected by the federal or local authorities and so parallel and “illicit” law systems develop in this areas. These systems are often violent and harsh and harm the inhabitants of these areas more than anyone else. Despite this, the relative security in the nation at large allows for sophisticated trade, contractual, and property relationships and transactions to take place. While I also do not have empirical data to demonstrate this, it is my impression that the united states(through its citizens) enjoys a share of resources from the world outside of its borders which are gotten through means which may violate the norms of Islamic moral system as well as other moral systems. For example. if representatives of the United States engage in agreements with representatives of foreign nations using force, threat of force or bribery or a combination of such means, this may violate the guidelines of Islamic moral values as well as the moral values of other systems. While I believe the U.S. government does in engage in such practices at least in some degree through the research I have done, I will not attempt to persuade the reader that this is the case, and will leave it up to them to decide
Also, The United States federal government has engaged in a number of practices historically that might violate the moral values and rules of the Islamic moral system or other moral systems, and the benefits of these practices have passed on through succession to the modern day recipients, i.e. U.S. citizens. A well documented and well known example is the theft of land and other aggressive practices towards the various groups of people that are commonly and collectively referred to as “American Indians” or “Native Americans”.
In conclusion, I assert that we as Muslims should thoroughly examine whether the benefits and duties that come along with U.S. citizenship conflict with what Islam requires and demands of us. And we must consider whether the consequences of losing or otherwise limiting our citizenship outweighs the punishment of hellfire if these demands and benefits of citizenship indeed conflict with the demands and benefits of being a Muslim.

U.S. Citizenship Oath:

“If your application is approved, you will be scheduled for a public oath ceremony at which time you will be required to take the following
Oath of Allegiance immediately prior to becoming a naturalized citizen. By signing, you acknowledge your willingness and ability to take
this oath:
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate,
state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;
that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law;
that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law;
that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and
that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, so help me God.”

Legitimacy of Title

The following is an excerpt from Johnson’s Lessee v. McIntosh (21 US 543) – a Supreme Court case from 1823

Conquest gives a title which the Courts of the conqueror cannot deny, whatever the private and speculative opinions of individuals may be, respecting the original justice of the claim which has been successfully asserted. The British government, which was then our government, and whose rights have passed to the United States, asserted a title to all the lands occupied by Indians, within the chartered limits of the British colonies. It asserted also a limited sovereignty over them, and the exclusive right of extinguishing the title which occupancy gave to them. These claims have been maintained and established as far west as the river Mississippi, by the sword. The title to a vast
portion of the lands we now hold, originates in them. It is not for the Courts of this country to question the validity of this title, or to sustain one which is incompatible with it.

Although we do not mean to engage in the defence of those principles which Europeans have applied to Indian title, they may, we think, find some excuse, if not justification, in the character and habits of the people whose rights have been wrested from them.

The title by conquest is acquired and maintained by force. The conqueror prescribes its limits. Humanity, however, acting on public opinion, has established, as a general rule, that the conquered shall not be wantonly oppressed, and that their condition shall remain as eligible as is compatible with the objects of the conquest. Most usually, they are incorporated with the victorious nation, and become subjects or citizens of the government with which they are connected. The new and old members of the society mingle with each other; the distinction between them is gradually lost, and they make one people. Where this incorporation is practicable, humanity demands, and a wise policy requires, that the rights of the conquered to property should remain unimpaired; that the new subjects should be governed as equitably as the old, and that confidence in their security should gradually banish the painful sense of being separated from their ancient connexions, and united by force to strangers.

When the conquest is complete, and the conquered inhabitants can be blended with the conquerors, or safely governed as a distinct people, public opinion, which not
even the conqueror can disregard, imposes these restraints upon him; and he cannot neglect them without injury to his fame, and hazard to his power.

But the tribes of Indians inhabiting this country were fierce savages, whose occupation was war, and whose subsistence was drawn chiefly from the forest. To leave them in possession of their country, was to leave the country a wilderness; to govern them as a distinct people, was impossible, because they were as brave and as high spirited as they were fierce, and were ready to repel by arms every attempt on their independence.

What was the inevitable consequence of this state of things? The Europeans were under the necessity either of abandoning the country, and relinquishing their pompous claims to it, or of enforcing those claims by the sword, and by the adoption of principles adapted to the condition of a people with whom it was impossible to mix, and who could not be governed as a distinct society, or of remaining in their neighbourhood, and exposing themselves and their families to the perpetual hazard of being massacred.


Assume the following:

The conditions of an agreement between a U.S. Citizen and the U.S. Federal Government conflict with the duties and obligations ordained upon Muslims. (The duties and obligations of Muslims are not asserted here, as I am not qualified, but based upon the discussion here, the author encourages readers to ask a scholar or reflect upon it themselves whether or not such is the case).

Some possible options:

1. Leave the United States official borders and officially renounce Citizenship at a U.S. embassy.

  • This is the safest option. One can rest assured that they have no actual or principled relationship or agreement with the U.S. Federal Government.
  • This may prove difficult or impossible for those without the means. It may also involve tremendous sacrifice with regards to standard of living, family ties and other factors. Also, recent regulation known as the "exit" tax may impose severe tax penalties on certain individuals as well. A lawyer should be consulted before taking this step.

2. Leave the United States official borders and, without renouncing Citizenship, live life in such a way that does not violate duties and obligations of being a Muslim.

  • This assumes that the contract between a Citizen and the U.S. Federal Government is not an oath that one must sincerely believe in one's heart. For example one is not in violation of the agreement if they do not believe in "upholding the Constitution."
  • This requires a dedicated and committed effort to ensure that one is complying with all laws and regulations of the U.S. Federal Government while one is still a Citizen and yet living life in such a way that does not also violate the duties of being a Muslim. For example, one who purposely limits their income so that they do not earn an amount within a year that will be liable for income tax. For those who live outside of the U.S. the current

3. Remain within the United States official borders and unilaterally renounce Citizenship.

Case study, Republic of Lakota

4. Remain within the United States official borders and denounce Citizenship.

5. Remain within the United States official borders and without unilaterally renouncing or denouncing Citizenship, nonetheless live life to the extent possible in a way that does not violate the duties and obligations of being a Muslim.

The above options are passive in nature and may be categorized as avoidance of support and contribution to the United States Federal Government.


Assume further that Muslims must do whatever is in their power to end injustice and oppression.

Some possible options:

1. Retain U.S. Citizenship and engage in treasonous or violent activity in order to further the cause of ending those activities and conditions of the U.S. Federal Government which are objectionable to Muslims.

2. Officially renounce U.S. Citizenship and engage in violent activity in order to further the cause of ending those activities and conditions of the U.S. Federal Government which are objectionable to Muslims.

3. Unilaterally renounce or denounce U.S. Citizenship, while remaining within the United States official borders, and then engage in violent activity in order to further the cause of ending those activities and conditions of the U.S. Federal Government which are objectionable to Muslims.

4. Retain U.S. Citizenship and engage in activity that does not violate U.S. Federal Law in order to further the cause of ending those activities and conditions of the U.S. Federal Government which are objectionable to Muslims.

5. Officially renounce U.S. Citizenship and engage in activity that does not violate U.S. Federal Law in order to further the cause of ending those activities and conditions of the U.S. Federal Government which are objectionable to Muslims.

Unilaterally renounce or denounce U.S. Citizenship, while remaining within the United States official borders, and then engage in activity that does not violate U.S. Federal Law in order to further the cause of ending those activities and conditions of the U.S. Federal Government which are objectionable to Muslims.

The author reiterates the stance that those who are engaged in an agreement should not violate that agreement and so long as one holds U.S. Citizenship, treason, violence and other acts or omissions that are illegal should be avoided unless one is prepared to accept the potential consequences.

Note this should not be viewed as a "radical" or "extremist" document and the advice applies to those who are may consider themselves "liberal" Muslims or "conservative" or "orthodox" Muslims equally. This document is not concerned with the flexibility of the Islamic law in any direct way.


Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship


Section 349(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1481(a)(5)) is the section of law that governs the ability of a United States citizen to renounce his or her U.S. citizenship. That section of law provides for the loss of nationality by voluntarily performing the following act with the intent to relinquish his or her U.S. nationality: "(5) making a formal renunciation of nationality before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States in a foreign state , in such form as may be prescribed by the Secretary of State" (emphasis added).


A person wishing to renounce his or her U.S. citizenship must voluntarily and with intent to relinquish U.S. citizenship:
appear in person before a U.S. consular or diplomatic officer,
in a foreign country (normally at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate); and
sign an oath of renunciation

Renunciations that do not meet the conditions described above have no legal effect. Because of the provisions of section 349(a)(5), Americans cannot effectively renounce their citizenship by mail, through an agent, or while in the United States. In fact, U.S. courts have held certain attempts to renounce U.S. citizenship to be ineffective on a variety of grounds, as discussed below.


In the case of Colon v. U.S. Department of State , 2 F.Supp.2d 43 (1998), plaintiff was a United States citizen and resident of Puerto Rico, who executed an oath of renunciation before a consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected Colon’s petition for a writ of mandamus directing the Secretary of State to approve a Certificate of Loss of Nationality in the case because the plaintiff wanted to retain one of the primary benefits of U.S. citizenship while claiming he was not a U.S. citizen. The Court described the plaintiff as a person, "claiming to renounce all rights and privileges of United States citizenship, [while] Plaintiff wants to continue to exercise one of the fundamental rights of citizenship, namely to travel freely throughout the world and when he wants to, return and reside in the United States." See also Jose Fufi Santori v. United States of America , 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 16299 (1994) for a similar case.

A person who wants to renounce U.S. citizenship cannot decide to retain some of the privileges of citizenship, as this would be logically inconsistent with the concept of renunciation. Thus, such a person can be said to lack a full understanding of renouncing citizenship and/or lack the necessary intent to renounce citizenship, and the Department of State will not approve a loss of citizenship in such instances.


Persons intending to renounce U.S. citizenship should be aware that, unless they already possess a foreign nationality, they may be rendered stateless and, thus, lack the protection of any government. They may also have difficulty traveling as they may not be entitled to a passport from any country. Even if they were not stateless, they would still be required to obtain a visa to travel to the United States, or show that they are eligible for admission pursuant to the terms of the Visa Waiver Pilot Program (VWPP). If found ineligible for a visa or the VWPP to come to the U.S., a renunciant, under certain circumstances, could be barred from entering the United States. Nonetheless, renunciation of U.S. citizenship may not prevent a foreign country from deporting that individual back to the United States in some non-citizen status.


Also, persons who wish to renounce U.S. citizenship should also be aware that the fact that a person has renounced U.S. citizenship may have no effect whatsoever on his or her U.S. tax or military service obligations (contact the Internal Revenue Service or U.S. Selective Service for more information). In addition, the act of renouncing U.S. citizenship will not allow persons to avoid possible prosecution for crimes which they may have committed in the United States, or escape the repayment of financial obligations previously incurred in the United States or incurred as United States citizens abroad.


Parents cannot renounce U.S. citizenship on behalf of their minor children. Before an oath of renunciation will be administered under Section 349(a)(5) of the INA, a person under the age of eighteen must convince a U.S. diplomatic or consular officer that he/she fully understands the nature and consequences of the oath of renunciation, is not subject to duress or undue influence, and is voluntarily seeking to renounce his/her U.S. citizenship.


Finally, those contemplating a renunciation of U.S. citizenship should understand that the act is irrevocable, except as provided in section 351 of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1483), and cannot be canceled or set aside absent successful administrative or judicial appeal. (Section 351(b) of the INA provides that an applicant who renounced his or her U.S. citizenship before the age of eighteen can have that citizenship reinstated if he or she makes that desire known to the Department of State within six months after attaining the age of eighteen. See also Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, section 50.20).

Renunciation is the most unequivocal way in which a person can manifest an intention to relinquish U.S. citizenship. Please consider the effects of renouncing U.S. citizenship, described above, before taking this serious and irrevocable action. If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please contact:

Express Mail:
Office of Policy Review and Inter-Agency Liaison (CA/OCS/PRI)
Overseas Citizens Services
Bureau of Consular Affairs
U.S. Department of State
4th Floor
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone: 202-736-9110
Fax: 202-736-9111

Regular Mail
Office of Policy Review and Inter-Agency Liaison (CA/OCS/PRI)
Overseas Citizens Services
Bureau of Consular Affairs
U.S. Department of State
SA-29, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20520

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Assuming that we agree that the United States government is not valid or legitimate and that the territory it occupies was obtained through force, and that it may equally be lost through force, resistance or decay. However, we acknowledge that it is a powerful entity and therefore proper strategies and techniques should be employed by Muslims to establish independent communities within and without its official borders.

We should understand that it power is limited and for each exercise of its power and force a cost must be paid. The power might be thought of as the amount of resources, both human, capital and material, that the government and its supporting entities(people, corporations, associations) employ in order to maintain and accomplish objectives. Then if the costs exceed the resources available to achieve any given objective or to maintain any status, the objective will not be achieved and the status will not be maintained. It is difficult to measure the actual figures, but any and all forms of resistance will increase the likelihood that success can be achieved for those who would like to foil U.S. Objectives.

A strategy I propose for Muslims living within the territory illegitimately occupied by the entity known as the United States government is as follows:

Form independent communities. The objective of these communities should initially be to achieve independence in the four essential areas of food, water, shelter and security.

Muslims should join with other Muslims who reject the imposed laws of the United States government. Currently, such brothers and sisters are scattered about and diluted amongst many Muslims who are either ignorant, weak, or corrupt and so concentrating together with Muslims dedicated to resisting and receding[define] or seceding from the United States will increase chances of success.

Form Credit Unions that do not deal in interest.

Coordinated purchase of farm land

Islamic oriented ecovillages or intentional communities

Openly denounce the constitution and compulsion of U.S. Citizenship.

Get control of water sources to drink clean water.

Quit your job and homestead.

Volunteer at Nursing Homes.

Give sandwiches to homeless people and talk to them with respect.

Suggestions welcome. . .

Openly denounce the goals of a secular form of government, and reveal the truth that such governments simply consume the resources of the earth for the benefit of a select few and discards them causing further damage and corruption. Whether communist or capitalist, we can say that any system that limits its objectives to the current world will always fail in achieving material success for all of its members and further will if successful culminate by a system that consumes and discards.

Denunciation Form

Denunciation of Citizenship Form

I ___________________, hereby denounce my citizenship with the United States Federal Government and reject and condemn any and all activities in which it engages that are oppressive, odious or otherwise conflict with my status as a Muslim or my moral beliefs.

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely DO NOT renounce and abjure my allegiance and fidelity to Allah and his Messenger;

that I DO NOT agree support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
that I DO NOT agree to bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
that I DO NOT agree bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law;
that I DO NOT agree perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law;
that I DO NOT agree perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law;

I furthermore DO NOT agree with federal taxes and duties imposed upon my labor, transactions and property;

And I DO NOT accept the illegitimate imposition of the jurisdiction of the United States Federal government upon me.

Any previous oaths that I have taken notwithstanding were taken during a state of ignorance on my part and I now reject my previous oath and accept any and all consequences that may result of rejecting my previous oath.

I retain my citizenship in form only in order to survive and only accept the duties and obligations imposed upon me under protest and to avoid grave consequences, but I reserve the right to fully and completely renounce my citizenship with the Federal Government of the United States at anytime and any place of my choosing.

This is a unilateral declaration and I recognize that the United States Federal Government may ignore, be unaware of, or refuse to accept such denunciation by me, or that it may take hostile action against me. Regardless of the response on the part of the United States Federal Government, I maintain the stance of ideological rejection even where pragmatic necessity may force me to compromise. Any such compromises by that I may be forced to make should not be construed as concession or deviation on my part, but should instead serve as evidence of the abuse of power by the United States Federal Government, which leaves little or no opportunity for people to live and survive except under its authority.

Change what is in our Hearts and Minds

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

While this phrase sounds very noble and nice, the manner in which it has been construed is as follows:

Enhancing the worldly life of some at the expense of many, liberty from duties and responsibility, and finally no change is needed to the text, but the pursuit of happiness is all that is promised not actual happiness, The nature of happiness is such that its attainment is independent of the Constitution.

The Constitution is promising things which it can not promise and for which it is not needed. The Constitution has relatively little importance or impact on the daily lives of the United States Citizens. That is perhaps why most of them are not even aware of most of its language and have not even read it.

Many people in the United states have confused material prosperity with "freedom" and the politicians who purport to represent them, engage in all manner of trickery, corruption, and even order the use of violence to satiate the need of its citizens to maintain their precious standard of living.

I question and challenge the reader to ask of himself or herself, whether they would be willing endure hardship and to give up the good life in the U.S. if that were truly necessary. How many of us admire an individual such as Malik El Shabazz, and yet persist in our own fear of our peers and the United States government and most importantly of losing our pleasant and comfortable life?

How many of us criticize Israel?, which is so easy to do for Muslims, but do not criticize the fact that our own tax dollars(assuming we pay them) go to the very same state? How many of us criticize "Regimes" such as the Bush Regime and his war for oil and profits (hmm, wasn't Obama supposed to be change?) , but neglect to criticize our own reception of the benefits of continued cheap fuel and other tangible and intangible benefits the U.S. receives by being a "superpower"(which you must understand is only accomplished by war and violence to ensure that status is well deserved).

Are we not abolitionists who decry the peculiar institution and then go and buy clothes made from cotton picked by slaves because it is cheaper and the "only" alternative.

Actually there are other alternatives, but they conflict too much with the privileges guaranteed by our constitution and form of government. It is too difficult for Muslim men to raise crops, trade and take charge of their own families and communities security(jihad), it is better for them to work as lawyers, bankers and to allow the U.S. military and police to handle security for them, amoral corporations to provide food for their families

That is efficiency after all.

It is too "backward" and "undignified" for Muslim women to raise their own children, to cook for their families, and to clean and make clothes. No far better to believe that all women(of course all women do not actually end up there) should join men in the easy office space work, and allow the needs of the family to be taken care of by the same amoral corporations who use and exploit people, who are mostly women and chidlren, as it turns out, who are employed in these sweat shops, to satisfy these needs. I am not suggesting women should be locked at home and certainly many women are enterprising, but the word all is used because in fact it is compulsory for all females to join public schools and then they begin on the path towards career life. I am saying that there is a tradeoff for this good life, and as Muslims we should not accept such a good life unless it is free from exploitation and injustice.

Because we will have to pay this back whether in this life or the next. whether the United States collapses and we experience it, or whether we die before that happens and will face justice on The Day.

I would resist the urge to start pontificating and coming up with scatological arguments that attempt to justify what the United States does, and that somehow it is the best alternative out there. That is self-deception. We believe it is the best, because it is the best for us, but we might not agree if we were on the receiving end of a drone attack. Our sense of indignation should be present no matter who is being oppressed and out resolve to avoid contributing is a duty of our religion. But sadly, even when the victims are Muslims themselves, whom we owe additional duties as part of our , we continue to contribute morally, financially and in some cases militarily to the clear and open crimes of the United States. Yes, some of us may call ourselves "activists" and pretend that we are going to "change the system" by joining it, but that is so weak an excuse it is not even worth dismantling.

Who will prosecute for these cases of material support for terrorism? Certainly not the United States, the puny superpower. But don't worry, The Most High Power will prosecute.

The goals of the Constitution are manifestly material in nature, and one only has to observe what the effect of the continued application of its laws has been:

The accelerating conversion of precious and valuable resources on planet earth into trash and waste which has only benefited a few to the expense of the many, including those of future generations. The land and seas have been, are being and will continue to be corrupted.

Whatever problems the Ummah has, we need to address them and to start thinking of ourselves as a community again.

I am openly asking all of you to shed your support for the Constitution, and these laws which enable material worship and to save yourselves from a Torment that is Certain.