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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Zulhijjah 13,1426/January 14, 2006 #4

GIVE SIRAJ WAHHAJ a few more days: Readers have advised New Trend to give "Imam" Siraj Wahhaj a few more days to repent and do public TAWBAH for his shameful statement against Shaikh Omar which helped the Jewish judge to put away the Shaikh for life. A close buddy of Siraj, Imam Talib, has admitted that Siraj did destify against the Shaikh but Talib justifies it in a long letter to New Trend. We will analyze the letter if Siraj shows no sign of repentance. We have nothing personal against Siraj but he has served the pro-Bush ISNA for much too long without being subjected to Islamic scrutiny.

BREAKING NEWS: As we go to the "press" protests are spreading across Pakistan and the corrupt Pakistani regime has called in the U.S. ambassador to pretend that it is protesting the bombing!

8 U.S. MISSILES Hit SLEEPING PAKISTANI VILLAGERS. 8 children, 4 women killed along with 6 male adults.

U.S. bombing of a Pakistani village at 3 AM on January 13, 2005 killed 18 civilians, mostly women and children. U.S. TV lit up with jubilation on Friday-Saturday night [8 PM to 2 AM EST] with the expectation that the air strike had killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, second in command of the armed Islamic movement, al-Qaida. However, by Saturday January 14, U.S. TV was admitting that the jihad leader had not been killed and was probably not even there. U.S. policy seems to be that a village should be wiped out if a resistance leader is SUSPECTED of being there. If that is not terrorism, what is it?
Here are the facts of the attack gleaned from Pakistani Urdu language publications:
  1. U.S. planes bombed the tiny village of Damadola, in Mamund Tehsil of the Bajaur agency.
  2. The village is about 50 km from the Afghan frontier, thus well inside Pakistani territory.
  3. The bombing took place at 3 AM when the villagers were asleep.
  4. The eighteen people killed in the bombing belonged to the families of Bakhtpur, Muhammad Raheem and Bacha Khan. Their homes were wiped out. Four seriously wounded villagers, one a woman, are in hospital.
  5. The names and ages of the children killed are as follows:
    1. Madia [female] 9 yrs.
    2. Sadiqa [female] 10 yrs.
    3. Tayyeb [male] 9 yrs.
    4. Zahidullah [male] 7 yrs.
    5. Muhammad, 15 yrs.
    6. Hussain Nawaz, 5 yrs. The other two were babies.
    The four women were identified as:
    1. Noor Pari, 50 yrs [grandmother].
    2. Shahi Badan [mother] 40 yrs.
    3. Tahira Bibi [mother] 30 yrs.
    4. Bashir's wife, age not given.

Villagers showed media, BBC etc, fragments of a missile with U.S. markings. Thousands attended the funerals and later PROTESTED in BAJAUR on January 14 to protest the bombing. Hatred of the U.S. is red hot in the area.

MUSHARRAF regime's game:

Indications are that the bombing was carried out with the help of Musharraf's spies on the ground. Thus while the U.S. media had been provided all the info on the attack by Musharraf's men, the domestic Pakistani audience was told that "we don't know." The U.S. media who have a problem pronouncing the word " Muslim" knew the exact name of the bombed village: "Damadola" and could show it on the map in Bajaur Agency. Both Musharraf and the U.S. expected Ayman al-Zawahiri to be killed. CIA agent Musharraf would have received a big bonus for this.

To play for time, Shaikh Rasheed, Musharraf's information minister claimed that the attack could not have come from outside Pakistan as the village is 50 km inside Pakistan! General Shaukat, Musharraf's point man, claimed he had no idea what caused the huge explosions and was "investigating!" By January 14, it was clear the attack was a disaster for both Musharraf and the U.S., a total failure. So Shaikh Rasheed then came up with a condemnation of the bombing, still with no mention of the U.S., as if the bombing happened by itself.
[Equally funny was Fox News' Pakistani collaborator Ijaz Mansour who has been claiming for a whole year that the Al-Qaida leaders are in Iran!]

The most disappointing report, for the U.S., comes from the representative of the Bajaur area as published in the Pakistani English language paper News International:

"A lawmaker from Bajaur tribal region said on Friday that an American spy plane fired missiles on the houses of three locals, killing 18 civilians, including women and children.
"A US spy plane had been flying in Bajur region for three days. The plane did such flight early morning and bombed three houses of locals in Damadola village, 50 kilometers away from the Pak-Afghan border, Member National Assembly from Bajur tribal region Sahibzada Haroon ur Rashid said on phone from Bajur. Damadola is around 200 km northwest of the capital, Islamabad.
Haroon ur Rashid said the plane first threw light and then made a circle around the target and fired eight missiles on the houses of three local tribesmen.
A total of 18 people were killed in the attack carried out at 3 a.m., he said. Four other people, including two children, were injured and they are stated to be in critical condition.
Rashid said that no al-Qaeda member or foreigner citizen is among those died. "It is inhuman act to kill civilians under the excuse of foreign militants," he said.
"The government should officially condemn U.S attack," said Haroon ur Rashid, who belongs to the alliance of Islamic groups, Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal.
He said a big protest rally will be held in Bajur on Saturday to condemn the American bombing. Announcements were made in the area through loud speakers to attend the rally.
All those died were later buried and thousands attended the funeral, witnesses said, who attended the funeral.
Shah Zaman, brother of Bakht Pur, whose family died in the bombing, condemned the attack and said innocent people were killed.
"We are innocent but do not know as to why were we targeted," Shah Zaman told reporter after the funeral.
"Why our family was subjected to cruel bombing and why our houses were destroyed," he said.
A local correspondent in the area Dr Noor Hakim, who visited the site, said on phone that those killed include eight children and four women.
Correspondents said that hundreds of people from other areas thronged to the bombing site and were angry at the attack."

Quotable Quote:
"Hold fast to dreams
For if Dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly."
[Langston Hughes.]

"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country."
- George W. Bush

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: HELL does not want him: Sharon, Israel's leader and the world's terrorist number 1, is taking a long time to die. Observers say, Sharon is such a dirty character, that even hell seems hesitant to accept him. When Allah's command comes, this genocidal murderer will have to go to hell. He thought he was the most powerful man on the planet who could order America, through Wolfowitz, Bush and Cheyney to invade Iraq. He is dying a slow death after bleeding from the brain. How low the Jews have fallen that they pray for the health of this uncouth terrorist! Like Pharaoh's floating body, [read the Qur'an] Sharon's "living-death" is a sign for those who think.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen News [4 items]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

Mobilize in Support of Imam Jamil al-Amin

"Surely the [true] believers are none other than one brotherhood/sisterhood ..." [The Qur'an 49:10]

Imam Jamil's case is the key to Muslim unity in America. The Imam of America was railroaded on flimsy charges which were never proven beyond a reasonable doubt. By and large, the immigrant community has been silent about his case. The immigrants are handicapped in understanding the importance of this case by the blow struck by CAIR when the case first broke. CAIR seemed to be endorsing the government's allegations.

Immigrant support for Imam Jamil would break the separatism in the Muslim communities of America. The other side of the coin is that African-Americans, by and large, did not call for justice for Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman. In fact a dastardly blow was struck against the eminent Islamic scholar by ISNA leader "imam" Siraj Wahhaj. The honorable exception to this behavior was Minister Farrakhan whose interest in the fate of the blind Shaikh at one time helped to highlight the suffering of the scholar.

Dear immigrant, you can connect with the roots of Islam in America by supporting Imam Jamil, a true Muslim who practices the Sunnah in his personal life. Come forward to help and the Jamaat will put you in touch with Br. Khalil Abdur Rahman, [North Carolina], Coordinator of the National Support Committee for Imam Jamil, and Br. Hodari Abdul 'Ali, [Maryland], organizer of Imam Jamil Action Network [IJAN].

New Political Awareness Cards Ready for Distribution

Jamaat al-Muslimeen has printed up two new "political awareness" cards produced by its Shoora. The first card is for the BOYCOTT of BUSINESSES SUPPORTING ISRAEL.

The second one is about Imam Jamil al-Amin and Prof. Sami al-Arian.

The second card is very unusual in that on one side it provides the COMPLETE essential information about the case of Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin: The charges, the weakness in the charges, how the alleged incident came about, how you can help and the addresses of the Committees supporting the Imam as well as the IMAM's ADDRESS. To top it all there is a photo of the Imam.

On the other side are the charges against Prof. Sami al-Arian, the weakness of the charges, how the case came about, the addresses of his support, how you can help and the professor's prison address, topped off with his photo.

[There are no Jamaat credits on this double-sided card, so any organization can distribute it without feeling indebted to the Jamaat.]

Please send $10 for a hundred cards to the Jamaat address above.

New Boycott Card Tested in Delaware:

On January 13, 2006 the new boycott card was tested. It was given to 118 people at the Islamic Center in Newark, Delaware. The results were positive. A number of Muslims started reading the card right there and then, shocked by where their money has been going to help Israel. Others tucked away the card carefully in their shirts [it is easy to carry] to be read later. Not one person returned the card or threw it away or ignored it.

Almost all the worshipers at this Center are immigrants from Pakistan, India and Arab countries with a very few African-Americans.

Most Important Issues Facing Muslims of America:

The agenda of most important issues [all on one sheet] prepared by the Jamaat's Shoora was distributed after prayers to 200 people at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

A good number of those who got the flyer are from Senegal, distinguished by their colorful long dresses, followed by Indians and Pakistanis plus a very few Arabs. It's a very rich community, politically extremely cautious.

[The Jamaat Shoora's agenda has also been summarised in a small Islamic newsletter published from Connecticut.]

Swedish Dresden Committee Launches Website

The Swedish Dresden Committee was formed at the beginning of 2005 to honour the memory of those killed by the allied bombings over the city of Dresden and other German cities during the final stages of Second World War. By holding annual remembrance ceremonies we help preserve the memory of that part of history that the present power elite want us to forget. The tradition of commemorating the anniversary of the three day long annihilation of the city of Dresden at Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm begun in 2003. But it wasn't until 2005 that the ceremonies came to involve more than just a handful of dedicated people. That year about 60 people partook in Stockholm. The Dresden Committee has no political or religious affiliations. The activities are limited to the ceremony in remembrance of the victims in Dresden, and also a smaller ceremony in remembrance of the sinking of the refugee ship Wilhelm Gustloff. The purpose of this new web site is to show the world that the memory and remembrance is alive and being cared of.

IRAN: Working with the U.S. in Iraq: Claims that Elections were Valid: Destruction of Five Iraqi Cities Did Not Disturb Iran.

U.S. TV news gives the impression that conflict with Iran is around the corner. Israel sees nuclear development in Iran as a threat and is pushing the U.S. to pressure Iran. Even an Osirak style strike might not be out of the question. Remember at that time, the U.S. and Saddam were allies but Israel got away with the attack.

Iran's new leader Ahmedinejad has been speaking against Israel and denying the "holocaust," much to the delight of the Muslim world. New Trend sees this as an attempt to mobilize the Islamic base created among the Iranian people by Imam Khomeini. Also it gains popularity in the Muslim world at little or no cost.

On the ground, however, New Trend notices that Iran's agenda is the same as that of the U.S., which is to install a "government" in Baghdad after carrying out the farce of "elections" literally under the guns of the United States. Occupation and elections are mutually contradictory concepts. The "elections" were carried out after military operations with heavy weapons which destroyed five Iraqi cities. Iran did not demur.
[This is the same Iran which supported a decade of U.S-Israeli-UN sanctions against Iraq.]

As for Israel, Iran has not fired a shot at Israel. No Iranians are involved in fighting Israel or the U.S. In Afghanistan, Iran supports the U.S. In Kashmir, it is not against India. In Chechnia it supports Russia. There is much rhetorical Iranian support for Palestine but even Hizbullah has not been given any significant weaponry.

Thus Iran's government is evidently trying to fool its own people as evidenced from the excerpts published below from the leading Iranian newspaper Kayhan. Note that the Shi'ite leadership in Iraq has clearly stated that Islam will not be the dominant force in the Iraq it wishes to rule. By contrast, the resistance forces want to establish the Caliphate.

Iran hails "first Islamist Arab state" in Iraq
Fri. 23 Dec 2005
Iran Focus

24 December 2005

Tehran, Iran, Dec. 23 - The editorial of Iran's leading hard-line daily hailed the outcome of Iraq's parliamentary elections as "the creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world", and warned against "American plots" to prevent the formation of the new Iraqi government by Iranian-backed Shiite groups.

"Of the 275 seats in Iraq's new parliament, 140 will belong to pious Islamists, 60 will be occupied by Kurds with excellent ties with Iran, and 40 will belong to Sunni Arabs, most of whom want a sovereign, Islamist state", the daily Kayhan's Saturday editorial noted. "The new government - including the President, the Prime Minister, the cabinet, the armed forces and the judiciary - will emerge from this new assembly".

Kayhan said the election outcome will "increase pressures, both inside and outside the U.S., on [President George W.] Bush to withdraw American troops from Iraq". "Bush will have to give in and withdraw the bulk of his forces from Iraq in the next few months", the daily, which reflects the views of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, wrote.

The paper listed the consequences of American withdrawal from Iraq, describing the current situation in Iraq as "the biggest crisis America has faced in recent decades".

"The American defeat and withdrawal from Iraq will forever bury the Neoconservative current in the U.S.,...while the formation of an Islamist state in Iraq, which will be a natural ally of the Islamic Republic of Iran and will form a contiguous link between Iran and Palestine through Syria and Lebanon, will bring about a sea change in the geo-strategic balance in the region in favour of Iran and to America's detriment. This new alliance with its huge size will directly influence all developments in the Arab and Muslim Middle East".

Kayhan's editorial said American officials' recent statements on election irregularities in Iraq were aimed at forcing the pro-Iranian Shiite groups to give concessions. "They [the Iranian-backed Shiites] will not accept this", the paper wrote.

"The Americans have no choice but to leave Iraq and this must happen in the next few months", Kayhan wrote. "Today's Iraq shows the two sides of the Middle Eastern coin: the victory of Islamism, and the defeat and flight of the West".

2006-01-14 Sat 17:07:33 cst