Several months ago I wrote a refutation to an “Aryan” Muslim named Suhaib Jobst, based out of Britain I believe, and the mindset of some who seek to create an alliance between Muslims and far-right racialist groups. Today he emailed me his reply so I am reposting the refutation that I have previously written and the email of Suhaib Jobst.
Here is my writings on the topic.
Today I got this response from Suhaib Jobst,
As Salaam Alaykum,
I pray this message will find you in the best of Eemaan and health. I pray to Allah (Subhanahu wa-Ta’ala) that you possess an open mind when reading. For I am merely a Muslim brother who strives to live according to Islam and uphold its tenets and principles.
Let me now introduce myself. My name is Suhaib Jobst, who you mentioned in an article of 20th August, 2005. I felt it was necessary to send this message, since you misrepresented both my views and those of the Aryan Nations organization. It is my intention to clear up any misunderstandings you possess, as regards my intentions and the objectives of the AN.
First, I stand by everything you wrote concerning the status of ‘Asabiyyah and racism in Islam. I have always admired the remarkable ability of Islam to cut through such distinctions, which in my opinion speaks greatly to its nobility. I regard my other Muslim brothers and sisters as equals, whatever their background is.
Yet you passed judgement upon me based solely on your preconceived notions of the Aryan Nations. Brother, the ADL is not a credible organization. Rather it is one which serves Zionist aims, smearing individuals and organizations as “racists” and “anti-Semites”. It is also known for its anti-Islamic stances, as shown in its opposition to the Mujahideen. So why you would rely on such an organization for your opinions is beyond me.
In reality, the leaders of Aryan Nations have been very vocal in their opposition to what Kreis has called “old-school racism”. They have questioned many of their former beliefs and have arrived at a different understanding of National Socialism, which stresses the values of honor. Due to this, it doesn’t regard non-Whites as biologically inferior, but rather see them as potential allies in the struggle against Zionism.
I myself have never regarded anyone as being inferior to me, solely because of their race or ethnicity. The “superior” would be those individuals – FROM EVERY RACE – who conduct themselves with honor, nobility and dignity, and who uphold the values of Tradition…in this era where materialist decadence and selfish individualism prevails. The most noble are those who are Muslims, i.e. submit themselves to Allah (Subhanahu wa-Ta’ala).
As for my ideology, I am not inspired by either Hizb ut-Tahrir or Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen. Rather I oppose their compromise of Islamic principles, straying from their original conception. I hold fast to the Salafi Jihadi understanding of Islam, which affirms Tawheed al-Haakimiyyah, opposes the Kaafir Murtad Tawaghut rulers, and believes in Jihad.
I reiterate: In no way, shape or form do I follow any impulses of ‘Asabiyyah. I am a Muslim, first and foremost, and Islam is the Deen to which I refer all matters. But I do possess a healthy pride in being a White Aryan and in my ethnic background (Flemish, German, Spanish), which is not tantamount to regarding others as inferior. This does not reach the level of racism or tribalism, since my allegiance is to Islam and the Muslims.
As for my opinions of jews, then they are judged by their actions….which are hostile to both Aryans and Muslims – and all of humanity. The exception are those few who embrace Islam, although they are very few in number. The Sahabah of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who were Jews came from an entirely different background than the majority of self-styled “jews” nowadays, and they were racially related to the Arabs – the only difference being religion. They were never the Khazar followers of the Shaitaani Talmud.
Where do you get your evidence from? The Holy Qur’an and Prophetic Sunnah have a wholly negative conception of the jews, since they are the enemies of Islam and the ‘Awliyaa of the Shaytaan. They have killed the prophets, distorted the scriptures, and oppressed the non-jew goyim.
Hence, in our common opposition to the Zionism and the lackey governments of the jews, me and several other Muslims have allied ourselves with the Aryan Nations organization. The AN supports the struggle of the Mujahideen to liberate the Islamic lands, and they regard non-Whites as being allies of the Aryans in our struggle against Zionism.
Before you write anything else concerning me, I demand as a Muslim brother that you give me my Islamic rights – and get to know my beliefs before passing judgement. And instead of preconceived notions, you should visit the forum and read my writings and the clarifications issued by Kreis and other leaders of the AN.
May Allah (Subhanahu wa-Ta’ala) guide us both and allow us to come to a common understanding of Islam. May He make us firm upon Islam and Tawheed, and increase us in Eemaan and Taqwa. Ameen