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A Submitter’s Journey to Submission

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I have more interestingly been working on understanding the psychological impact of the Universal Semantic Code and its therapeutic value in music. I had been introduced to the book Cracking the Bible code by my tutor, and was looking for sites about Islam when I stumbled across your pages.

…I have so much that I want to share and learn. I have almost forgotten read Arabic these days but I never stopped reciting the first sura (chapter) learned off by heart. More importantly is that now my wife is showing an interest in coming to Islam too. I cannot say how much feeling was generated when I read for the first time what I knew to be true from the start but that there were others who knew that traditions could be abandoned and a return to a pure Quranic teaching is necessary.

This was really the miracle for me...


A Submitter

Man arrested in '90 slaying of controversial religious leader at local mosque

Tucson Citizen, April 28, 2009, 11:03 p.m.

Eric Sagara (

Nearly two decades of mystery and intrigue may be drawing to a close with the arrest of a man suspected of killing a local imam. Calgary Police Services in Canada arrested Glen Cusford Francis, a 52-year-old citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, on Tuesday on suspicion of killing 55-year-old Rashad Khalifa, according to a

news release issued by the Tucson Police Department.

On Jan. 31, 1990, Khalifa was found stabbed to death in the kitchen of the Masjid of Tucson, the mosque where he worked. The mosque is at East Sixth Street and North Euclid Avenue.

Khalifa had gained international attention for his computer analysis of the Koran and his claims that two verses were written by Satan, not God.

Police say Khalifa had been receiving death threats in the months leading up to his killing because of his controversial interpretation, and authorities in Colorado uncovered a plot to kill him.

According to Tucson Citizen archives, seven people were indicted in Colorado on charges of conspiracy to kill Khalifa.

All seven were believed to be members of FUQRA, a Muslim extremist group that had been tied to terrorist activities.

The plot was uncovered by police in Colorado Springs when they found explosives in a locker in 1989 while investigating a burglary.

Notes on how to kill Khalifa, diagrams and photos of the mosque, as well as planned escape routes, were found by detectives, archives show.

Authorities told Khalifa of the plot but four months later he was found dead in Tucson.

At least six of the seven men were convicted of charges related to the conspiracy.

The seventh, Edward Flinton, a citizen of Pakistan, fled

before being arrested in 1996, according to Citizen archives….

Suspect in 1990 Tucson mosque murder arrested in Calgary

By Stephane Massinon, Calgary Herald April 29, 2009 2:06 PM

The Calgary Police Service arrested Glen Francis, 52, on an international provisional arrest warrant and he has been charged with first degree murder, according to the Tucson Police Department.

CALGARY - A man was arrested Tuesday in Calgary for his alleged role in the murder of a controversial imam in Tucson, Arizona in 1990.

The Calgary Police Service arrested Glen Francis, 52, on an international provisional arrest warrant and he has been charged with first degree murder, according to the Tucson Police Department.

He is accused of killing Dr. Rashad Khalifa in a mosque. Khalifa had received numerous death threats because of his interpretation of the Quran.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, Khalifa claimed to be a messenger of God and used a computer to decipher codes of the Islamic holy book. He taught that people ought to worship God instead of Mohammed or Jesus Christ….

[Ed’s note: The excerpts for the above news were taken from Tucson Citizen and Calgary Herald newspapers. For the complete articles, check their web sites.]