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In the Name of Allah and the Prophets.
The words of the Prophet Muhammad: "Do not oppress and do not be oppressed." This, then, is the creed of The Army. We declare that it is wrong to oppress others. As the Holy Qur'an instructs, "Oppression is worse than killing." (II, 191) No one has the mandate to oppress another. This must be avoided. "Do not oppress others". What mandate does any person carry to harm others, to act against them unjustly? It is oppression that The Army seeks to destroy, to defame, to debunk as absolutely empty. Oppression is no less a crime than the rape of one by another. And no single person or group has justification for oppression. This is absolute, must be absolute!
"And do not be oppressed". Notice first that this injunction from The Prophet Muhammad is second to the first. But it is equally as powerful, and equally as meaningful. To allow oneself to knowingly live in oppression is an offense, against oneself and against those whom one might aid. Oppression must be opposed and destroyed. As it is wrong to oppress, it is equally wrong to knowingly be oppressed. Let not the lies of the oppressor distract from their offense of oppression. To knowingly fall in with the oppressor in the hopes of someday joining them in their offense of power is an incredible wrong, as it knowingly subscribes to the false righteousness of the oppressor and violates both injunctions at once. To silently acquiesce to the oppressor is wrong.
Austerity enforced is oppression. Primness is shameful starvation. Starvation is a fatal distraction. Equally, excessiveness enforced is oppression. Forced debauchery is intended to cloud the mind. The clouded mind is a fatal distraction. All things enforced are oppression. Only the truly Clear-Willed action or course is free of oppression, as it is undertaken under the Inspiration of Allah.
Under these points, The Army declares that capitalism is wrong, that it is an oppression to be opposed unto the point of its destruction. The Army declares that government of violence and force is wrong, that it is an oppression to be opposed unto the point of its destruction. The Army declares that law of violence is wrong, that it is an oppression to be opposed unto the point of its destruction. The Army declares that the power of the gun is wrong, that it is an oppression to be opposed unto the point of its destruction.
The only Right Authority is the Authority of Allah, which needs to gun, no law, no government, no economic oppression. The Authority of Allah flows through every human, every human that acts of his or her self under the precept: "Do not oppress and do not be oppressed." "Man is a thought of Allah." (Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Chapter One) Humans are the emanation of Allah and Allah's Will. Allah is both the Defender and the Source of Love. Humans of Clear Will act also as such. "Do not oppress and do not be oppressed." The End of Law is our being, our heritage, and our responsibility.
from the first temple the army of the illogically good-humored
-- Osman Malik Khan (a messenger) (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 21, 1998