A Story Told By Mujahidun Doctor Upon Her Return From Maluku
22 December 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
This is another narration
about the barbaric Christian aggression against
Muslims in Indonesia's Maluku and the ensuing Jihad
that it ignited. Though written 7 years ago, yet it
still applies and is full of lessons for us in
treading the path of our current
da'wah and jihad.
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most
Merciful. All praise be to Allah, the All-Knowing and
For our mutual contemplation, those who are still
hostile to fellow Muslims only because of differences
in opinions. Maybe only when a similar incident
happens that the Malay people in Malaysia would want
Alhamdulillah, Karen & I have just returned
home last night. Azhar, Insha Allah, will
arrive tomorrow and followed by Wan Hazmy and Al-Amin.
None of us had thought that it had been too far and
too difficult to get there and we had the chance of
trying almost everything, the jet plane, small plane,
boat, ship, 4WD vehicle, etc.
Brothers and sisters, the war in Maluku (or Moluccas -
ed) is currently flaring up and when I am writing
this, I figure that the Mujahideen are conducting
attacks in Ambon and North Halmahera. It is the real
jihad in the full meaning of the word. Frankly
speaking, I was initially somewhat sceptical because
too little was written in the newspapers.
But now I realize and I have come home with a mandate
from the people of Maluku to spread the correct
information in respect of the war that happened there.
If you think Kosova is extreme, try to imagine being
in an area which is worse than that. This is a war
that was sparked and initiated by a international
Geographically, it is likely that after the fall of
East Timor into the hands of the Christian, Maluku,
Sulawesi and if we are not careful, East Malaysia will
also follow suit. This will create a buffer for the
country like Australia and the West.
This war started with a call from the Grand Priest of
Maluku to eradicate the Muslims and banish Islam out
of Maluku, where the populations are 50-50% Muslims -
Christians. The Muslims in Maluku are considerate
people unlike the Malays in Malaysia. They had never
thought that this thing would happen. They had never
expected that they would be attacked on 'Eidul
Fitri in 1999. They had never imagined that they
would be burned alive while in the middle of
performing the taraweeh prayer during last
Try to imagine an area with tens of thousands of
Muslim people being killed. Not only killed, but their
heads are chopped off, organs mutilated, etc. Then the
flesh were shredded, hearts taken out and eaten or
powderised to make bullets powder mixture.
Try to imagine the women being raped in the Masjid by
the terrorists including their priests who later
commented "the skin of these female Muslims feel
tasty" in front of the families who waited for
their turn to be killed. Their breasts were cut off
and thrown like playing a frisbee game, whereas they
were laying in agony awaiting the final blow that
would finish their lives.
Imagine an Imam who was murdered and buried, in which
when the ground was excavated again, it was found that
his genital was cut off and his mouth was stuffed with
raw pork meat. The earth shook and only the will of
Allah prevented them from going further.
Imagine the children with dirty faces and mucus
flowing from the nose on their dry faces, as well as
being neglected, holding your hands and whining
"Ma'am... hungry ma'am... have not eaten for 3 days
ma'am..." Imagine the foods that only contain
plain rice and if fared well, with a side dish of
indomie (local brand of instant noodles - ed)
soup or if really 'luxuriant', with a little piece of
Imagine the fearless Mujahids who walked with arrows
and spears thrusted to their shoulders, arms and legs
without any feeling of despair or crying but the
utterance of the kalimah "Allahu Akbar"
on their lips.
Imagine the eight-year-old boy who fought for Allah
and when asked, he answered "no use of living...
they are trampling on our sacred religion..."
Imagine the thousands of evacuees who arrived on
the coast of Ternate with gunny sacks full of their
belongings and if they are lucky, they could sleep on
the stairs of the crowded masjid and other
places of refuge.
Imagine the thousands of evacuees huddling together
inside the cloves drying warehouse. The air inside was
hot and stifling. Some children with high fever were
lying on the pieces of hardwood that they call home
Imagine the sick and injured being treated on the
floor of the masjid and makeshift structures
where the walls were breaking apart, supported by
bicycle parts and iron piles driven into the ground.
Wounds were bandaged with honey and cloth (by the will
of Allah, the wounds were healed and jointure of bones
Imagine the Christian doctors, who, in the few years
which had passed, have been making their life's
mission to kill Muslim newborns or conduct caesarean
operation in order to stunt the growing numbers of the
Imagine all these O Brothers and Sisters. This is what
we experienced and heard. It looked like there was too
little that we could offer but alhamdulillah,
our presence itself had been enough to give them
peacefulness. We look almost alike. Speaking the
languages which are almost alike and we worship the
same God. They want us to bring back with us the
counterbalanced news and present the story of a
ferocious war to you all and the entire Islamic
ummah in this world.
The money that we had collected were used for paying
the advance money to buy a good house, to be made as a
health centre for treating the Mujahideen, as well as
the refugees. When I am writing this, Wan Hazmy and
Al-Amin are surely busy moving into the building and
setting up the preparation to receive the patients.
Also when I am writing this, the Islamic forces are
entering and taking over the territory in Ambon and
Trust me, this is not a war about territories or
nations/races. This is a true jihad against the
enemies of Allah. Not even one person whom we met,
talked about their properties which they had lost but
they talked about a war which is against Islam.
They need our help. They need the money and also the
efforts, expertise and do'a. Please help us
to help them. We are in need of surgery experts
especially Orthopaedic surgeons. We need to form a
squad. The centre is in Ternate Island, it is 100%
Muslim and safe. Insha Allah.
It is a beautiful island and the breakwater (jetty) is
like an aquarium with clear water and colorful fish
underneath. Please contact Azhar, myself or Zaleha in
order to offer your service. We feel the priority is
to look after the Mujahideen due to our expertise in
medical. If you feel scared, remember that the time of
our death has been written, not a moment sooner and
not a moment later. Indeed, to die for jihad in the
cause of Allah is the best death.
Sincerely from: Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, MERCY
This E-Mail was sent by Dr. Jemilah after her return
from the Maluku Islands on 15th March 2003. For
general information, Dr. Jemilah is the president of
MERCY Malaysia (Medical Relief Society) a NGO that is
involved in the despatch and mission to Kosova and
Turkey and now Maluku Islands (now to Palestine,
Pakistan, etc. - ed)
Their website is: