Zulhijjah 2,1426/January 3, 2006 #1
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NOTES on AFRICA:
NIGER, a Muslim country in central Africa,
was often mentioned in the story of Saddam Hussain's
alleged attempts to get "yellow cake" [uranium] for
his WMDs. Ambassador Joseph Wilson researched it and
found it was not true. By way of revenge, his wife's
identity as a CIA operative was 'outed.' The role of
Judith Miller with "scooter" Libby [VP Cheyney's front man]
was gradually revealed. Judith, a hard core Zionist and
enemy of Islam, wrote a series of articles in the NY Times
to justify war and condemn Saddam.
In all this, no one took the trouble to read Wilson's
words carefully. The real tragedy in the situation was
that NIGER DOES NOT OWN the uranium it produces. The
uranium is owned by FRANCE which gives a stipend to
Niger's ruler. Thus there was never any question of Niger
selling uranium to Saddam. It didn't have anything to sell.
The tragedy of Africa continues.
It's wealth is still being looted by Europe.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [4 items]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
BOND HEARING for Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi, the Muslim
educationist, U.S. citizen with impeccable credentials
being held in a cell in Miami, will be as follows:
Date: January 5, 2006. [Thursday] Time: 9.30 AM
Place: Federal Court, [downtown Miami]. 301 N. Miami Avenue. 6th floor.
Court of Judge Cooke.
Several mosques in Miami have informed us that they
will send reps. to the hearing.
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The sentencing of America's conscience,
LYNNE STEWART, and Egyptian American
'Ahmed Abdel Sattar,
who opposed the tyrant of Egypt, has been moved to March 2006.
Bengali Muslimah Selina Akther Murdered by
U.S. Soldier in Queens, New York
A drunken American soldier shot and killed a Muslim
woman from Bangladesh, December 29. The soldier,
Private Carpio, on leave from Ft. Hood, Texas,
claims that it was an accident. The local Muslim
community considers it a hate crime.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges New York authorities to
investigate the hate crime aspect of the murder.
Here is an excerpt from the New York Times of December 31:
... as hundreds attended the funeral service for Ms. Akther,
a Bengali immigrant, at the Jamaica Muslim Center, relatives
disputed that account [that it was an accident]. "This was
a hate crime," said Jafor Mita, 38, a cousin of Mr. Maola's.
"This person was a member of the Army at war against Muslims.
When a Muslim-looking woman came to the window, he shot her.
This cannot be a mistake. He was a professional soldier. He
knew how to shoot."
Mr. Maola, who attended the service with his daughter, Tanas, 10, and
his son, Tasin, 6, nodded and blinked away tears.
"I want only for justice," he said.
Ms. Akther's body lay in an unfinished wood box bearing her name
scrawled in black from a marker pen, along with the words "Islamic
Burial Shipping Svc." and the address in Chittagong, Bangladesh, where
the body was to be shipped. The coffin was put outside in a small lot
behind the mosque, her body facing east toward Mecca.
New Trend Exclusive
Distinguished Imam Warith Deen 'Umar Attacked,
Arrested, Visited by FBI in Prison.
On December 30, 2005 Imam 'Umar was attacked in his apartment
in the Bronx [New York city] by an ex-inmate. The 61-year
old Imam fought back and then picked up a weapon. The assailant fled.
Bailed Out, Imam Omar Seems to be Victim of Government Conspiracy.
'Umar called 911. The police arrived but arrested him
[along with the assailant]. The Imam was taken to prison
after defending himself in his own home.
Two hours later, the mystery dissipated when 'Umar was
visited by two White men purportedly from the FBI. They
took him from the cell to a separate room. Here they,
very politely, started talking to him about about a Khutba
he had given in Masjid Taqwa [Brooklyn] during Ramadan.
He wanted to know WHAT THAT HAD TO DO WITH THE INCIDENT.
They started talking to him about his views on Jihad
and on "suicide bombers." He said he only teaches what
Islam teaches and wanted to know why he was being
questioned on these matters when he was the victim of
an assault in his own apartment.
Imam 'Umar had to spend the night on the floor of the
prison cell with 20 other men.
The next day, December 31, at the bail hearing, a
legal aide pointed out to the judge that the attack
took place INSIDE Imam 'Umar's apartment. How could he
possibly be booked for a felony! He was released on bail
but given a trial date on February 2006. He faces charges
on weapon possession and "menacing."
When Imam 'Umar went back to his apartment, he found that
it had been trashed. It's contents had been literally
turned upside down. The government had taken away his
computer, his files, both for the computer and other.
His books and magazines were scattered all over the floor.
[He had left the apartment key with the police.]
In his prayer room there were clear signs of DESECRATION.
His Qur'an had been thrown on the floor, its spine broken.
In another room, his daughter's things had been thrown
around and many of her prized possessions, pictures of
a visit to Sudan, and other momentoes of intellectual
interest, had been stolen.
The government had even stolen his car keys, so that he
had to get made new keys [during a holiday] to be
able to drive his car.
Imam 'Umar is a servant of Allah, not to be defeated by
such vicious attacks by the government. As an African
American, he has seen the oppressors commit such crimes
against his people. Now he himself is targeted.
Readers might remember that the flagship of the
Zionist-Capitalist establishment, The Wall Street Journal,
destroyed his career as supervising Imam for the Correctional
system in the New York state system. The story was put out
that he is a "wahhabi" and had spread "radical ideas" in
the prison system. There are indications that the
pro-government Shia organization al-Khui
played a role as did Stephen Schwartz who steadily
pours out inanities about "wahhabis." New Trend invites
them to write and explain their role in this
victimization of Imam 'Umar.
New Trend notes that Imam 'Umar was questioned in prison about
the Khutba he gave in Masjid Taqwa which is run by Siraj Wahhaj,
a central leader of ISNA who has previously played a dastardly role
in the conviction and life imprisonment of Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman.
How did the khutba of Imam 'Umar at Masjid Taqwa reach the government?
Taping of Khutbas is done there only by Siraj's administration.
New Trend urges ISNA's Siraj Wahhaj to write to New Trend and
explain how the khutba got out. ISNA
[the so-called Islamic Society of North America]
is responsible for the activities of its fund
raiser and leader Siraj Wahhaj.
Looking Back On American "successes" in 2005
by Dr. Edward Miller, San Rafael, California
[The writer is a veteran in the field of political analysis
and was the first to note the warning Osama Bin Laden gave America.]
" They made a wasteland and called it " Peace "
Tacitus, Roman historian
" The crimes of the United States have been systematic,
constant, vicious, ,remorseless, but few people have
actually talked about them. You have to hand it to
America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation
of power worldwide, while masquerading as a force for
universal good. It's a brilliant, even witty, highly
successful act of hypnosis."
Playwright Harold Pinter's Nobel acceptance speech 7 Dec. 2005
As we face the New Year, best we take a good look
backwards so as not to repeat the mistakes of the
past. First: Iraq: With just over 1000 days since
Bus Jr. attacked Baghdad, we have little to brag
about. Saddam's country is a military desolation
with over 100,000 Iraqis killed and ten times that
number injured. Fallujah, where thousands of buildings,
both commercial and homes, have been reduced to rubble
with raw sewage in the streets, little or no electric
power, dirty water to drink, over 70% unemployed and
of the 330,000 original inhabitants, reports say that
less than half have of its survivors returned.
Many of the smaller cities, such as those near the border
with Syria have also been gutted, as our military are
employing those 2000 lb "block buster" bombs with more
frequency. These monsters leave holes 30 ft deep, 70 feet
wide and sent deadly fragments over 3000 feet in all
directions as they explode. The civilian death toll has
been enormous. US military deaths as of Dec. 20th were
2156, with well over 15,000 wounded. There have been
246 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
While Washington brags about "democratization" of
Saddam's people, let's remember that a good share
of those now gaining political power are old enemies
of Saddam's who have been expanding their ties with
Washington for years. Most voters in this recent
election had no idea for whom they were casting ballots.
Just how the fractious religious and ethnic groups will
handle their oncoming contests for both political power
and shares of the oil wealth is anybody's guess. Iraq
may well end up as a truncated federal republic with
Kurds in the north, Shiites in the east and south, and
Sunnis central and west. The sooner we declare victory
and get our troops out the better. Iraq's oil output,
which Bush Jr. said would pay for his war, has been so
effectively reduced that American taxpayers are paying
to import OPEC oil for Iraqi use.
As for Afghanistan this country, impoverished by two wars
is a wasteland. President Karzai, once UNICAL's lobbyist
in Washington, has formed a cabinet of friends, as well
as old tribal enemies. The just-elected parliament
includes a number of women. The Country's economy has
returned to the opium crop, once successfully outlawed
by the Taliban, and the whorehouses closed by that
religious group are again in business. None of the city
streets, even in Kabul, are safe at night. The economy
is in shambles and Afghans lack paved roads, potable
water, sewage facilities, schools, hospitals and even a postal service.
Bush's Operation Enduring Freedom and his global war on
terror which was launched on Oct. 7, 2001, targeted far
more than al Qaeda training camps and facilities.
Taliban government and Afghan refugee accounts of the
numbers of civilians killed or wounded in the bombing
during Operation Enduring Freedom, suggest a total of
more than 5000 killed and 10,000 wounded, while more
than 1 million Afghans fleeing east across the border
into Pakistan, to join the 2 million countrymen who had
previously fled during the Soviet occupation. Today,
with Pakistan overwhelmed with its rural earthquake
refugees, these Afghanistan refugees are surviving hand
to mouth on United Nations and Red Cross and Red Crescent
efforts. The US has 18,000 troops in Afghanistan as well
as Special Forces still fighting the Taliban in the south
and east along the border with Pakistan.
We can't leave 2005 without taking a look at Haiti,
our Caribbean neighbor, whose president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide
was, in April, 2004 kidnapped from his presidential palace by
US forces and forced into exile. This report from the
Assoc Press wire on March 2nd, 2004 best tells the story:
"BANGUI, Central African Republic - " Claims by ousted
Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide that U.S. officials
forced him from power have upset his hosts in the
Central African Republic, who will press the exiled
president about his plans to move on into permanent
exile. Aristide, who resigned Sunday and arrived in
the African country on a flight arranged by the U.S.
government, said he was forced to leave by the American
military - a claim dismissed by Secretary of State
Colin Powell and others in the Bush administration...
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, who arranged the
AP phone interview with Aristide, said Congress should
investigate whether.... the CIA, had a role in the
two-week rebellion that led to Aristide's exile. Bush
telephoned French President Jacques Chirac on Tuesday
to praise "the excellent French-American cooperation
in Haiti" and to "thank France for its action."
Today, Aristide is still in exile in South Africa and
according to recent reports from Haiti via our local
radio station KPFA, the UN "Peacekeeping" " forces in
Haiti's capital, Porte au Prince, are in bed with the
militias antagonistic to Aristide who are murdering
members of Aristide's Lavalas Party in the Capital's
slums. France, Washington and Canada, (with its French
connections) are responsible for ousting Aristide whose
political agenda of universal health care, living wages
for Haiti's workers and other social programs was found
unpalitable by these western colonial powers. Colin Powell
lied for his white slave-masters as usual.
As we review this tragedies that Washington has produced,
is it any surprise that on In February 2003, 14th thru 16th,
in over 800 cities around the world , a total of
10,246, 590, activists assembled to protest
Bush Jr.'s pre-emptive war against Iraq??
*The prefix small is used to distinguish
Smallpox, from Syphilis, the Great Pox, which swept
Europe in the 15th Century, killing millions
The Holy Trinity: Anti-Semitism, Holocaust and Israel
by Yamin Zakaria
[The writer lives in London, England]
"If you say it is true that you (Germany) massacred
and burned six million Jews during the Second World War,
if you committed this massacre, why should the
Palestinians pay the price?"
(Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad)
The logic in the above statement is flawless; unable
to refute the argument, the Western leaders responded
with emotional outbursts. If they were to pose the same
question to their masses at home, they would see that
a significant section of their population hold the same
viewpoint as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The context of his
remark reminded me of the courageous boy , who
publicly stated that the Emperor has no clothes, while
everyone else remained silent in a state of 'denial' or due to 'fear'.
Similarly, a climate of fear has been generated by the stigma
of being labelled as anti-Semitic; thus, many remain silent
while witnessing Zionist crimes. Even anti-war movements
and those on the political left have been affected. They
have labelled the Iraq war, as a war for oil, but the fear
of being charged with anti-Semitism, has prevented the
Iraq war from also being called a war for Israel. The Zionist
entity has undeniably been one of the main beneficiaries of
this invasion. Needless, to say that many of the US policy
makers, who were architects of the Iraq war, are all
pro-Zionist Jews (Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle etc.)
For some, it is a combination of fear and a desire to
display their anti-Semitic credentials, so they refrain
from criticising Zionist crimes, and in return they gain
other forms of benefits. There are those who have
willingly gone into a state of denial, refusing to
recognise the Zionist crimes and the legitimacy of
Palestinian resistance; they do not require any form
of intellectual justification in their mind for their
dogma. In a state of denial they continue to believe
that Zionism is clothed with democracy and human rights,
while in reality it stands naked like the Emperor in
the den of racism and brutal oppression.
Like Fascism and Nazism, Anti-Semitism is a
European phenomenon. For centuries Europe persecuted
the Jews, resulting in the regular massacres and pogroms.
On the contrary, the Muslims have provided the greatest
level of security and hospitality to the Jews. Can
anybody cite an event in Islamic history that was
fuelled by hatred for the Jews? Before anyone shouts
about the only incident from a 1500 year history, i.e.
the punishment given to the Jews of Banu Quraydah ,
this was given for their crime of treachery and not for
their Jewish identity.
The Jews in fact prospered under tolerant Islamic rule
in ways that it never did in intolerant Christian Europe.
Islamic Spain is one pertinent example, where the Jews
become very prosperous and lived in security for centuries,
until the Catholic reconquista that was followed
by the genocidal – Catholic Church sponsored inquisition,
which resulted in the genocide of Jews and Muslims alike.
In the face of such persecution the Jews fled and were
invited by the Othmania Khaleef (Ottoman State) -
Bayazid II to settle in Othmania lands, notably Istanbul
(where over 500 years later, the ancestors of these Jews still
reside, speaking their ancestral language of Ladino) and
Sarajevo (Bosnia). Even the renowned Orientalist Bernard Lewis,
an ardent critic of Islam, accepts that Muslims were
remarkably tolerant of their conquered subjects. Lewis's book
Jews of Islam, details the enlightened Islamic approach to Jews.
If establishing a Jewish state was some kind of atonement
for the crimes of the West against the Jews, then surely
this gesture should have led to the establishment of a
Jewish 'homeland' in Europe. This point was made to
Michael Gove (a British Member of Parliament, a regular
contributor to the UK - Times Newspaper) as he argued
for the rights of the Jews to have a homeland. But Gove
clearly did not like the idea of 'Israel in Europe',
presumably even less so inside the UK! Michael Gove
is like all pro-Israeli Western journalists, who are
enthusiastic about the Jewish homeland being in
someone else's territory, just like those who are
enthusiastic about giving charity, using someone else's money!
Few would admit that everything was done to ensure that
a Jewish homeland was established outside of Europe and
the US, in line with the real sentiments of the West
towards the Jews! Thus, establishing Israel in Palestine
was not atonement for centuries of anti-Semitism but
simply more evidence of it. However, it is absolutely
fair to reward the Jews with a homeland where they were
most recently resident legally, that is prior to
illegally squatting in Palestine since 1948. Now,
that would be a recipe for real peace, going back to
the 1947 borders and not 1967.
Michael Gove was then asked, why he scorns the Muslims
for invoking religion, yet he expects the entire world
to accept the legitimacy of the Biblical argument (God
apparently gave the land exclusively to the Jews) as
a justification for 'Israel' and its ethnic cleansing
policy. So we as Muslims cannot invoke our religion, it
would be fundamentalist to do so, but simultaneously we
must accept the abrogated religious verdict from the
Rabbis and the Jewish text! This type of view is beyond
hypocrisy, it is plainly idiotic. Accordingly,
Michael Gove looked confused, his cheeks blushed
and he was lost for words. Gove did not seem keen
in pursuing the debate any longer as democracy dictates
that a Politician has to represent the popular opinion
and not what is morally right or wrong.
Religious fundamentalists/fanatics, both Christians
and Jews argue that God gave the land of Palestine
to the Jews. The secularist argument is that the Jews
occupied these lands before the Arabs did. Never mind
who occupied the land before the Jews. Also the period
of Jewish rule over this region was much smaller compared
to everyone else but that is also irrelevant here, what
matters is that the Jews were in Palestine before the
Arabs. Of course the Palestinians would also argue that
they were Arabised and their real roots go back even
further before the Jews, back to the Canaanites, the
original inhabitants of that land.
In any case, why is the argument of the right of the
first settlers, an exclusively Jewish one? Is it because
the rest of us are gentiles (Goyim) and thus, not worthy
of any consideration. By this criteria the indigenous
peoples of present day US and Australia have the same
right to expel the European occupiers; and I wish someone
would find the courage to remind the racist and nasty,
pro-Israeli Americans and Australians to lead by example,
by giving up their homes to the indigenous populations,
next time they rant in favour of Israel's ethnic cleansing
of the Palestinians.
Paradoxically, the holocaust seems to be a justification
for overlooking the Israeli holocaust (how many does one
have to kill, in order for it to be defined as a holocaust?)
against the Palestinians. If the Jews really suffered so
much under the Nazis, why are they behaving like them?
One would expect the traumatic experiences of the holocaust
to have left a permanent mark on their psyche. Accordingly,
the Jews should be at the forefront of defending other
communities who are being targeted in a similar way.
Instead, they are the ones constantly instigating and
leading a vicious campaign in demonising the Muslims and
Arabs in general, using their disproportionate representation
in the Western mass media and the various Western governments.
The Jews function using the garb of secularism and nationalism,
in that way they conceal their identity while appearing to
represent the masses of the West.
The disproportionate focus on the holocaust in defence
of Israel has also raised questions like: do the Jews
have a monopoly over suffering; are their (Jewish) lives
more valuable than others? Twenty million Soviet citizens
were killed during World War Two, but that hardly gets
the same level of coverage. What about the millions of
Native Americans killed in North, Central and South
America? What about the millions of Aboriginal peoples
who were murdered by convicts from the UK, who were
'transported' (dumped) there illegally without a visa
or an invite from the native population of Australia?
This is clear evidence that the holocaust has become a
political tool not a tragic event to be remembered and learnt from.
But why and how has the issue of the holocaust become so
sacred within secular nations? One can invoke profanity;
offend millions of Muslims and Christians using the
license of 'freedom of expression' (such as recently
in Denmark, where a national newspaper invited its
readers to send in cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad
to be mocked) but challenging the holocaust brings
instant condemnation and even prison sentences!
Questioning the holocaust is a legitimate right.
This is merely a difference of opinion on an historical
event. It is not inciting people to commit murder or
violence. Why is 'free speech' not applicable in this
case? Perhaps this is why the US can claim to have a
monopoly over 'free speech' while it was bombing
Al-Jazeerah! 'Free speech' has in fact become more
absurd than telling the inmates in Camp-X-Ray or
Abu-Ghraib that they are being 'softened up' (tortured)
in compliance with the principles of Human Rights!
Disputing the figure of six million Jews being killed,
leads to a frenzied response from fanatical pro-Zionist
elements, they instantly label you as a 'holocaust denier'.
It is black and white, there seems to be no middle ground.
In fact, it was natural to expect the holocaust figures
to be initially inflated, because it was part and parcel
of post-war propaganda to demonise the enemy. This figure
should have been revised over the years. It was not and
every effort was made to repress the revisionists by the
Western powers. Listed below are three possible reasons that
attempt to give some explanation of why this was done.
It seems that anti-Semitism culminated into the holocaust
which in turn led to the establishment of Israel;
collectively, these events represent the new trinity
of the Secular-Christian-Capitalist-West. This new cult
is not for spiritual elevation but for neo-colonisation
and ethnic cleansing. One may legitimately ask, is this
'neo-Christianity' preparing for the return of
Prophet Jesus (A.S) or that of the anti-Christ?
Many would point to the disproportionate power and
representation of the Jews in the West that has led
to issuing such intense propaganda and even laws to
imprison people who question the holocaust. While that
is true about the Jewish influence which has contributed
to making holocaust sacred, but I would disagree that
this is the sole reason, as it would imply that the Jews
have absolute control of the West.
Israel is seen as a colonial outpost for the West, it
is a symbol of Western presence in the region. A
strategic ally and a base to ensure the presence of
an eye and a grip over the oil-rich region. Israel also
serves other functions like keeping the Arab world
divided and weak. It also satisfies the US Christian
fanatics, who are pining for a war of Armageddon, in that
Israel is supposed to be a fulfilment of some alleged
biblical prophecy. Thus, a strong support for Israel has
meant that its justifications like the holocaust and
anti-Semitism must remain a dogma.
The final reason why the allies chose to maintain the
inflated figure of the holocaust was to cover up their
own war crimes. It was Britain and the US that clearly
committed war crimes against Germany and Japan in the
latter phase of the war, by firebombing defenceless
German and Japanese cities; the latter of course was
even attacked with Atomic bombs. Churchill and Truman
should have been in the dock at Nuremberg, facing the
same charges as other Nazi war criminals. Like Bush and
Blair should be on trial for the deaths of 30,000 to
100,000 Iraqis instead of Saddam Hussein.
Copyright © 2005 by Yamin Zakaria
From the fairytale story of "The Emperor's New Suit"
by Hans Christian Anderson.
A Jewish tribe which had an alliance with Prophet Muhammad
(SAW) but subsequently committed an act of treachery during a battle.
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