Propaganda Pundits Masquerading The Salafi Dawah
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
My dearest Muslim,
As you are well aware, the illustrious compiler of hadith Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) conveyed that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The believer does not allow himself to be stung twice from the same hole.” Ibn Hajar, (may Allah have mercy upon him) commenting on this narration in Fathul-Barri stated, “Stinging is done by poisonous insects or creatures that crawl.” Al-Khattabi (may Allah have mercy on him) mentioned in ‘Alamu As-Sunan, “As for the Prophet’s saying: “should not be stung”, this is a command in the form of a statement which means that a believer should be watchful and should not be taken suddenly time after time. This may be done in matters of the religion as it is in worldly affairs; and the affairs of the religion are more important.” Thus, as Muslims we are to be resolutely aware of being victimized by deception. Our intelligence must prevail over apathy in order for reoccurring injury to be avoided.
In light of the prophetic exhortation to safeguard oneself from harm prescribed in the aforementioned hadith, and my sincerest wish for our collective well being, I advise myself, you, and our brothers of Salafi Publications along with their affiliates concerning the venomous, propaganda, tabloid tactics they utilize in attempt to monopolize and control Salafiyyah in the West.
Propaganda is neutrally defined as a systematic form of purposeful persuasion that attempts to influence the emotions, attitudes, opinions, and actions of specified target audiences for ideological, political, or commercial purposes through the controlled transmission of one-sided messages (which may or may not be factual) via mass and direct media channels. It has been utilized throughout history by agencies to manipulate and sway the general public in support of their varying agendas. Prominent examples familiar to those residing in western societies are the smear campaigns used by political candidates to discredit their opponents during elections, or the celebrity endorsement of products to entice consumers toward its purchase.
Be aware my honorable brothers and sisters in faith, that Satan (may Allah curse him) was the first propagandist. He belligerently schemed against Adam and Hawaa (may Allah’s peace be upon them) coercing them into disobedience through his distortion that consuming from the tree Allah forbade them would render them angelic or grant them immortality. Allah says, “Then Satan began to whisper suggestions to them, in order to reveal to them their shame that was hidden from them before. He said, “Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest you become angels or beings that live forever.” And he (Satan) swore by Allah to them both (saying), “Verily, I am one of the sincere well-wishers for you both. So he misled them with deception. Then when they tasted of the tree, that which was hidden from them of their shame (private parts) became manifest to them and they began to stick together the leaves of Paradise over themselves (to cover their shame). And their Lord called out to them (saying), “Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you: Verily, Satan is an open enemy unto you? “They said, “Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.” (Allah) said: “Get down, one of you an enemy to the other [i.e. Adam, Hawwa (Eve), and Shaitan (Satan), etc.]. On earth will be a dwelling-place for you and an enjoyment, for a time.”
It is through the stratagem of purposeful persuasion that Satan gains temporary mastery over the heart and intellect of the Sons of Adam. We must be cognizant that the Quran is the utmost authority regarding human nature and its altering physical and psychological conditions. Allah vividly illustrated the discourse between Our Father and his sworn enemy to evidence our weakness. Allah states, ”Should not the One who created know? And He is The Subtle, The Aware” and He also says, “We have explained in detail in this Quran for the benefit of mankind every kind of similitude, but man in most things is contentious.”
Modern psychology in its finite inquiry, has sought to define the models and tactics employed by propagandists, only to be preceded and outranked by the divine revelation of the Quran. Utilizing the Book of Allah and its scholarly exegesis as the primary source of disputation, and contemporary psyche research as evidence to establish the superiority of Allah’s word as well a sociological reference, I’ve detailed the blatant tabloid schemes of Spubs and the nuances of their propaganda exploits.
The most primitive and over-abused tactic of propagandists is the usage of derogatory names to belittle or humiliate an opponent. Allah says, “And they say: You (Muhammad) to whom the Dhikr (the Qur’an) has been sent down! Verily, You are a mad man.”  Allah also informs, “Likewise, no Messenger came to those before them, but they said: “A sorcerer or a madman!” Propagandists engage opposition in this vituperative manner to discredit the validity of the argument waged against them. Slandering causes fear and mistrust; thus is a profitable way to alter perception and avoid constructive debate. It is desired that their audience will reject the disputant on the basis of description with negative connotation instead of investigating the evidence presented.
Spubs, its cohorts, and followers habitually employ this lowly and despicable practice abhorred by Allah as He stated, “O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers. The Messenger of Allah (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said congruently: “Insulting a Muslim is immoral conduct (fisq) and fighting him is disbelief (kufr).” Some of the common slurs hurled by this diseased group are: liar, donkey, affiliate of X, Y, or Z, fame-seeker, deviant, dajjal, Iblis, supporter of deviants, ahmaq (Fool), unknown, impostor, pretender, coward, resentful hater, arrogant, idiot, fraud, moron and feign knowledge. Sufficient is Allah as a witness to their manifest deviation from his legislation.
We must be conscious as seekers of truth that Allah cautions, “O you who believe! Be not like those who annoyed Musa (Moses), but Allah cleared him of that which they alleged, and he was honorable before Allah.” The Messenger of Allah (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) expounded on this verse stating: “The (people of) Bani Israel used to bathe naked (all together) looking at each other. The Prophet Moses used to bathe alone. They said, ‘By Allah! Nothing prevents Moses from taking a bath with us except that he has a scrotal hernia.’ So once Moses went out to take a bath and put his clothes over a stone that ran away with them. Moses followed that stone, saying, ‘my clothes, O stone! My clothes, O stone!’ till the people of Bani Israel saw him and said, ‘By Allah, Moses has no defect in his body.” 
The circulation of false accusations, fostering rumors, and manipulating information are weapons used by propagandist assassins to destroy the reputation and credibility of an individual or institution. Methodically, Spubs company spies pillage through the lives, social media accounts, and works of those they collectively target on a frantic paparazzi-like scavenger hunt for any viable scrap of info and misconstrue it into a blazing arrow of defamation aimed at breaking the honor of the innocent. The Messenger of Allah (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales; and do not look for others’ faults and do not spy, and do not be jealous of one another, and do not desert (cut your relation with) one another, and do not hate one another; and O Allah’s worshipers! Be brothers (as Allah has ordered you).” Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Name calling and character assassination isn’t knowledge nor is it beneficial” and Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah declared, “Whoever treads the path of the Messenger and his companions, let him get used character assassination and slander from Ahl Bid’ah. The people of innovation will conduct fault findings in order to turn people away from him.” 
Rumors and gossip are public nuisances that menace one’s honor, family, and livelihood. Its influence poisons relationships and is noxious to the well being of communal life. Both cling to invention and deceit, and even though containing grains of truth, are malignant. Allah states: “When you were propagating it with your tongues, and uttering with your mouths that whereof you had no knowledge, you counted it a little thing, while with Allah it was very great! Abdul-Ghani Al-Maqdasi said: Undoubtedly, being preoccupied with circulating bad news, magnifying people’s mistakes, and determined to hunt and follow up on one’s errors spreads disorder and causes stress. As a result of this culture, people become frustrated and hopeless. This increases fitnah people easily to fall victim to. Circulating rumors is one of the main branches of propaganda resorted to when one desires relevancy or is critiqued but unqualified to respond tactfully. He strives feverishly to divert the public from the main and crucial issues though his objective isn’t to make you believe the speculation, but to implant false memories about their relevant enemies and maintain anti- social behavior.
Spubs’ mastery of diversion is greatly exemplified in their rebuttal to The Cult Characteristics of the Salafees in The West. Raha Batts, a self-confessed penitentiary educated convert whose integrity and proficiency at translating has been previously challenged, penned an English translation of a phone call placed to Sheikh Khalid Uthman of Egypt whose book “Fanaticism towards the Scholars” was cited in my research. An endorsement was sought from Sheikh Khalid to discredit the validity of my findings through his testimonial, a propaganda technique frequently used in advertising where a noted personality is sought to support or promote a person, group, or product.
The headline reads:
“SHEIKH KHALID UTHMAAN: IBN DWIGHT BATTLE HAS NO RIGHT TO MISUSE THE SPEECH OF THE SCHOLARS TO ACCUSE SALAFEES IN THE WEST OF HIZBIYYAH BECAUSE THEY MAKE ITTIBAA’ OF THE SCHOLARS.”
Our brother Raha, (may Allah grant him honesty and knowledge) resorts to sensationalism, the usage of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement. The colon placed after the sheikh’s name is used to separate an independent clause from a quotation, thus indicating that the phrase that followed is his (sheikh Khalid’s) actual speech. Yet after thorough examination, you’ll find this quote is absent from the text of the conversation. This is because Raha blatantly exaggerated the sheikh’s words and hoped that his craftiness would avoid the keen eye. Sheikh Khalid per the article clearly stated: “This man has no right to apply MY SPEECH which is for fanatics, to the salafees”, and not the speech of “THE SCHOLARS.”
This subtle bandwagon strategy is an attempt to persuade the target audience to join in and pursue the course of action that seemingly the majority (the scholars) has chosen. The intentional vagueness of the term “the scholars” implies that topic being addressed is collectively shared information and creditable to be accepted as a consensus (ijmaa). Such a title is enough to arouse the naïve layman sincerely seeking truth to follow suit, however it is completely unrecognizable whom exactly “The Scholars” includes. Yazid ibn Habib said, “The scholars say the mother is superior to the father in regards to all rights.” Take notice to how he used “the scholars” for an issue agreed upon by consensus.
Furthermore, Sheikh Khalid said, “I say, firstly, I do not know this man. This man is unknown to me; I do not know him” which is factual, yet the conniving headline schemed by Raha suggests that he and I are on a first name basis. The Cult characteristics of the Salafees in the West is a synthesis of the expression of many scholars, therefore the exclusion of the statements of one wouldn’t jeopardize its integrity, nor challenge its validity. Raha understood this and found no other way to discredit it except through deception. Ibn Qayyim said, “Whoever contemplates over each and every misleading article of falsehood and innovation will discover that its author phrases it nicely and garbs it with words that will make it acceptable to people who don’t know the reality of the issue addressed.”
Moreover, it is evident that Sheikh Khalid’s assertion was conditional. He states, “If they are those who are true salafees,” which disassociates him from liability of the motivation behind the questioning which is skeptical, due to Raha concealing that I didn’t mention any specific group. Rigorous honesty must be employed as opposed to selective amnesia when soliciting verdicts from the scholars. Cherry picking is the act of highlighting individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring or suppressing a significant portion of related cases or data that may be in contradiction. Allah says, “And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth” and “Know they not that Allah knows what they conceal and what they reveal?” Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah stated, “Among the signs of Ahl Bid’ah is they narrate what’s for them and conceal what is against them.”
There are in fact many entities that claim salafiyyah in the West, yet Spubs alone crudely expressed contention with my research. Allah says: “They think every cry is against them!” I specifically addressed a “salafee cult.” If the descriptions provided are qualities that they don’t possess, then there would be absolutely no need to respond. Simple retrospection will lead you to conclude that they’ve made innovators of everyone except themselves, so inherently they are “THE SALAFEES”, a sentiment justly rebutted by Allah’s statement: “And don’t sanctify yourselves, He (Allah) knows best who has taqwaa.” Crowning themselves and their affiliates as the only salafees has essentially made allegiance to them a condition of Salafiyyah.
The Invocation of righteousness is a delusion of grandeur suffered by nations past. Allah revealed, “And (both) the Jews and the Christians say: “We are the children of Allah and His loved ones.” Mujirudeen ibn Muhammad Al-Maqdasi (may Allah have mercy upon him) explained, “The meaning here is that Allah is like a father in compassion and mercy. They are his children and have the status of a child to his father in closeness.” Al-Allamah Abdullah Ad-Duwaysh (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, “invoking the righteous call is frequently found with people who deviate from the straight path of those who have knowledge, are poor, and firm in their worship. As result of this deviation, they fall into innovation and misguidance. Through using the elitist status they desire to be known and respected, so they love to be praised for that which they don’t do from their followers. Elitist status gives them a reputation of being sincere and knowledgeable.” The fallacies of their self-indulgence forge the assumption that any challenge to them is immoral and any criticism is an unwarranted attack. Allah says: “Have you not seen those who claim sanctity for themselves. Nay, but Allah sanctifies whom He pleases” Al-Qurtubi (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, “the meaning of this verse is, don’t attest piety to yourselves that your righteous and free of sin and disobedience. Allah is fully aware of the person fearing his punishment, so avoid sinning.” Allah also states, “And never think that those who rejoice in what they have perpetrated and like to be praised for what they did not do – never think them [to be] in safety from the punishment, and for them is a painful punishment.”
The genesis of their illusion and aberration is the deficiency and disparagement of education. There has emerged from this small, homogenous group a disturbing irreverence toward Islamic university credential. Ironically, there are countless Salafi scholars, professors, and students who possess degrees. Amongst those prominent are, Dr. Abdus Salam Burjis, Dr. Salih Al-Fawzan, Dr. Rabee Al-Madkhali, Dr. Saalih As-Suhaymi, Dr. Falah Ismail Al-Mandakar, Dr. Muhammad Raslan, Dr. Muhammad Bazmoul, Dr. ‘Alee Naasir Al-Faqeehee, and Dr. ‘Abdur-Razzaaq Al-‘Abbaad. It is imperative to highlight that the acquisition of a degree doesn’t conclude that its possessor has knowledge, though according to Dr. Fowzan he is a certified to teach while the one without license needs tazkiyah.
Spubs has sewn together a patchwork conglomerate of narcissistic, scarcely educated men of hive like mentality who lean heavily on antiquated commendations that have been tarnished by repetitious accusations of infidelity and insubordination. Those thoroughly educated and progressive are a direct threat to their relevancy, which is why they are so viscerally demeaned. It is incumbent upon us as owners of intellect to interrogate ourselves as to the validity of an Islamic education that comprises of extremely short term study in Yemen, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia that occurred in some cases 10, 15, or even 20 years ago, and how the status as a student of knowledge is preserved if one hasn’t returned to it’s path since then. Allah states, “I take Allah’s Refuge from being among Al-Jahilun (the ignorant or the foolish).” Al-Khalil ibn Ahmed (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, “There are three out four kinds of people you can speak to. A man who knows and recognizes he has knowledge, so speak to him. A man who has knowledge, but he believes that he doesn’t, accordingly speak to him. A man doesn’t know and is aware of the fact that he has no knowledge, so speak to him. Then there is a person who has no knowledge, but he believes he is knowledgeable, don’t speak to him.” 
To disguise their inadequacies and masquerade as students of knowledge, Spubs have exploited the scholars to perpetuate a culture of fear, a term defining the incitement of terror in the general public to achieve political or religious superiority. Fear is the fastest way to bypass rationale, and when logical deduction is lost, one will believe anything. Allah says, “Yet they try to frighten you with those besides Him! And whom Allah sends astray, for him there will be no guide.”  Sheikh Muhammad Lowh (May Allah preserve him) said, “The sheikh who they reverence contains the climate of fear. They encircle their group and population with fear so much so that their community refuses to have anything to do with critics (outside the circle). The critics explain the truth and steer people to worship Allah alone without any partners. You will notice that they use any means of fear feasible to divert them away from the critics’ advice and guidance.” 
At a seminar hosted by Al-Furqan in June of 2014 wittingly entitled “The sickness and the cure” Abu Muhammad Al-Magribi exclaimed, “I’m not playing no games! I didn’t play games before; I was patient with certain people. If I catch anyone interfering with the dawah and he’s not fit, I have two words for him. I’m going to report you to the ulema, bottom line with your name, with your real name! I’m going to find your real name and I’m gonna call Shaykh Rabee. Shaykh Rabee, this is a person who’s interfering with Dawah.”
Under whose jurisdiction was he deputized as an intelligence agent of moral authority, sanctioned to critique and flaunt his findings? Allah orders, “And speak good to people.” Intimidation is incompatible with the Prophet’s call, (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and is an aversion to an audience seeking morality.
A Frankenstein has been erected from the knowledge, honor, and astuteness of the scant number of scholars they resort to with Dr. Rabee being the head of their monster. The mere mention of his name was once the source of despair for those they threatened and bullied, but due to their intemperate abuse of his merit its effectiveness has waned and likened him in public view to a repudiated crime boss.
Their unwavering loyalty and devotion to him spawned a cult of personality, subsequently basing allegiance and disassociation on his dynamism. This mentality is an infamous trait of the Sufi cult. Abdul-Qadir Al-Jaylani believed that the disciple must never disagree with his sheikh outwardly, and had to stay clear of opposing him even in his heart and mind. The obligation to follow those who exhort towards truth is undeniable however, we don’t believe anyone after the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is a legislator for mankind, whereas we obey him in all he orders and avoid everything that he prohibits. Allah says, “Or have they partners with Allah who have instituted for them a religion which Allah has not allowed.”  Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) explained, “Whoever raises and appoints any person then makes loyalty and enmity based on the accord of that person is described in the verse in Ar-Rum, 32.” Sheikh Al-Islam (may Allah have mercy upon him) also said, “None one has the right to summon others to a statement or belief that something is correct because of the person who said it. Moreover, Muslims must not fight against other Muslims based on a particular scholar’s statement. Rather, when Allah and His Messenger order something, we summon others to follow it because that’s obedience to Allah and His Messenger.” 
The unprincipled, miscreant agenda of propagandists is catalyzed by the reckless abandonment of sincerity due to an unquenchable thirst for dominance. In their breasts fester a lack of sound knowledge, an unhealthy loathing of competition, and a despicably low sense of integrity. Propaganda undermines trust in the source of info and instigates rumor, which can result in the denial of truth when presented. Its insidious affect reaps pessimistic attitudes, encourages violence, and limits the mind’s options. Ar-Rahman has taught man to articulate eloquently, a blessing to which propagandists show ingratitude through failure to convey clear truth in an endearing manner that is free from ulterior motive or criminal intent.
Spubs’ pompous, self-appointed ministry incorporates a sufi-styled exaltation of its scholars, the scathing defamation of Ahlus-Sunnah, and deception perpetrated by the Shiite, as well as covert accusations of apostasy reminiscent of Khawarij tendencies. They’ve inseminated the minds of their audience with a pyretic, blind allegiance to their party’s protocol, which lacks consistency with their alleged adherence to pure Islamic teaching.
Brainwashing evangelism derails the cognitive senses until one is left wandering and animalistic. The Quran in turn heightens awareness, so in order to gain a sense of direction one must be cultivated upon its pure rudimentary and sophisticated teachings until adorned with piety, intellect, and immune to deceit. Allah asserts, “Oh you who believe, if you fear Allah He will grant you the ability to distinguish between right and wrong.” May our shortcomings escort us to sincere repentance, and I invoke Allah to grant us faith that exceeds perpetrating surface belief, conscious discernment, and valor in the face of adversity.
The poor servant in need of Allah’s mercy
Abu Aaliyah Ibn Dwight Battle
- Character Assassination: the malicious and unjustified harming of a person’s good reputation.
- Name Calling: abusive language or insults utilized to defame an individual, group, or institution.
- Testimonial: the endorsement a product, group, or institution by a well-known public figure.
- Bandwagon: an attempt to persuade a target audience to join in and pursue the course of action that seemingly the majority has chosen.
- Transfer (Honor by Association): the technique of projecting positive (praise or blame) of a person, entity, object, or value (an individual, group, organization) to another in order to make the second more acceptable.
- Invoking the Righteous Call: A person who believes that they are superior to others (and thus deserve favored status) because of their intellect, social status, wealth, or other factors.
- Disparaging Education: The lack of reverence for education and intellectualism.
- Cherry Picking/Selective Reporting: suppressing evidence or thefallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position.
- Rumors and Gossip: Information, ideas, or lies deliberately spread to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution and nation.
- Sensationalism: the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement.
- Verdicts by Association: A fallacy that tangles the process of fairly evaluating an idea, person, or group by interjecting irrelevant and misleading negative material. This practice tries to connect beliefs or persons to something unsavory or untrustworthy in order to discredit them.
- Culture/ Climate of Fear: is a term used by some scholars, writers, journalists and politicians who believe that some in society incite fear in the general public to achieve political goals
- Yellow Journalism: journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.
- Cult of Personality: arises when an individual usesmass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized, heroic, and at times, worshipful image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.
- Playing the Trump Card: something used to gain an advantage, sometimes a dishonest one.
- Spinning Stories: a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure.
SPUBS and TROID MISSIONARIES WHO EMPLOY PROPAGANDA
HAVE YOU READ CULT PAPERS?
 Collected by Al-Bukhari and Muslim[ 2998]
 Fathul Bari [10/529] by Ibn Hajr
 ‘Allamu Us-Sunnan 2/498
 Al-‘Araf 21-24
 Al-Mulk 67:14
 Al-Khaf 18:54
 Al-Hijr 15: 6
 Ad-Dhariyat 51; 52
 Al-Hujurat 49; 11
 Collected Al-Bukhari  and Muslim 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x1xIsqR9AA or @AbuIyaadSP [tweets] if further evidence is required please email.me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m referring to the TROID & SP Franchise admin as a whole who employ this tactic.
 Al-Ahzab 33:69
 Collected by Al-Bukhari 
 Collected by Al-Bukhari and Muslim
 Majmu-ul-Fatawa [4/28]
 Madarajus Salikin [ 3/199]
 An-Nur 24:15
 Explanation of Hadith ul-Ifk, Abdul Ghani Al-Maqdasi page 83
 Al-Jami fil Hadith  , Abdullah ibn Wahab[d.197H]
 I’lam-ul-Muwaqqi-in [6/154]
 Al-Baqarah 2:42
 Al-Baqarah 2:77
 Dar‘u al-Ta‘arudh al-‘Aql wa al-Naql [7/ 170-171]
 Al-Munafiqun 63:4
 An-Najm 53: 32
 Shaykh-ul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah: Many people test these groups based on suspicion and desires, thus they place their group and those who affiliate with their followers and support them as being among Ahlus-Sunnah. On the other hand everyone who opposes them is considered Ahl-ul-Bid‘ah [Majmū‘ al-Fatāwā [3/346-347].
 Al-Ma’odah 5: 18
 Fathul Rahman fi Tafsir-Ul Quran, Mujir-ud-deen ibn Muhammad Al-Maqdasi[d927H]
 Zaw’id Masa’il-il-Jahiliyah, pg 966
 An-Nisa 4: 49
 Al-Jami li Ahkam-il-Quran 17/110
 Ali-Imran 3:188
 Al-Baqarah 2:67
 Akhbar-Ul-Hamaq wal-Mughafilin, Ibn Jawzi , pg 25
 Az-Zumar 39: 36
 Taqdis-al-Ashkhas fi Fikris Sufi [ 2/193]
 Ash-Shura 42:21
 Hukuml Intimaa ilaa Al-Firaq Wal-Ahzab, Sh Bakr Abu Zayd pg 104-105.
 Fatawa Al-Iraqiyah Vol1/ 91-92, Ibn Taymiyyah