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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Safar 24,1427/March 24, 2006 #20

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A strategic program against Islam is unfolding. First the Danish cartoons were used to direct Muslim wrath away from the U.S.; then the Shia-Sunni conflict was created in Iraq; now we have the Christian Afghan facing death for changing his faith.
Scroll down to our analysis of the Christian Afghan story

March 24, 2006. Demonstrations took place in support of the rights of immigrants in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Cleveland and other cities. New Trend supports the rights of immigrants from Mexico, Central America and South America. Dear Immigrants: Islam is your friend. This land belongs to Allah and thus belongs to all peoples. Originally it belonged to the "Indians" and was developed with the blood of African slaves. This great country is not the private property of White people many of whom have indulged in oppression and exploitation.

Q and A
Making Five Prayers Every Day in America:
Question from Sis. Tahira .....: [Translated from Urdu.]
I have problem making five prayers as ordered by Islam. I am at work during Zuhr and Asr, and at Mahgrib I am travelling. I am looking for answers. Maulana Maudoodi once advised someone to combine Zuhr and Asr. Some Arab Muslims make Maghrib and then qaza of zuhr and Asr. our Shia brothers combine Zuhr and Asr. What does islam say? Please give proof for your answers?

Answer by Kaukab Siddique:
For a daily routine, there is no permission in Islam for combining prayers or for making qaza at a later time. What scholars and sects say does not matter. The Qur'an comes first. It says:

"... Salat [formal prayer] is obligatory on believers at the stated times." [The Qur'an 4: 103]

I am sure you know, dear sister, that Salat [obligatory prayer] creates that frame of reference required by Islam for the development of the Islamic way of life. Allah has commanded us to pray "at the stated times." Combining prayers and making qaza for missed prayers is allowed as exceptions to the rule, not for the daily routine of life. If I am at work every day during Zuhr and Asr and am travelling during maghrib, I cannot simply forget the rule about praying "at the stated times."

Here are the solutions:

1. Find a job where one can establish prayers on time.
[This is not practical for most people because America is not a Muslim country.}

2. Ask your employer for time out to pray "at the stated times." This may be feasible for good numbers of people but not for many others. In post 9.11 America, it could create problems of prejudice and excuses to fire the employee. Even if the job allows you to pray, often an important meeting might be going on during prayer time and you might not be able to leave for prayers.

3. The answer to this issue can be found in the Hadith of the Prophet, pbuh. He taught one worshipper who had a medical problem,piles, as follows:

"You can pray standing up, if that is not possible, then sitting down, and if even that is not possible, then lying down on one side."
[Hadith, Sahih Bukhari, abwab taqseer as salaat.]

There are indications in Hadith that the Prophet, pbuh, prayed nafl prayers sometimes on a camel, by gestures, and the camel was constantly changing its direction. [Comparable to travel in a car today.] For obligatory prayer, some Hadith say, he would get off the camel. However, other Hadith simply indicate him praying [making salat] on a camel by using gestures, and the Hadith does not say that it was nafl prayer:

" From Abdullah ibn 'Umar, r.a., that the messenger of Allah, pbuh, used to pray on a camel during travel and he would face the direction the camel was facing."
[Hadith, Muwatta of Imam Malik.]

Thus, dear sister, I would advise you to pray when it is time to pray, as commanded in the Qur'an, and do not put it off.

The Case of the 'Christian' Afghan: A New Angle in Psychological War Against Islam
by New Trend's Media Monitor

Would you believe it? George Bush is anxious about the fate of an Afghan who allegedly embraced Christianity. The Zionist media networks suddenly came up with this story and started a worldwide campaign to save 'Abdul Rahman' from execution by an Afghan court bent on implementing Sharia, or so we are told.

Readers who know anything about Afghanistan will wonder how such a clear report about an Afghan "Christian" came out of a country where spectacular martyrdom operations against U.S. and coalition forces hardly make it to the news.

Who is 'Abdul Rahman?' We are told that he converted to Christianity 16 years back. If Sharia says that a murtad [apostate] should be executed, how did 'Abdul Rahman' survive for 16 years? Are you going to tell me that one can have a secret life in Afghanistan?

Did you think it is like New York, where you can worship the devil himself and have sex in any which way you can and no one cares? Did you think this is Washington, D.C. from where you can cook up a whole war based on WMDs and it takes 730 days before anyone finds out that Niger could not have sold uranium to Saddam because it had none to sell?

So for 16 years, no one 'outed' 'Abdul Rahman' in Afghanistan, a close knit country where the neighbors know how many eggs your chickens laid?
Can you believe that!

The Taliban are reported to be the strongest for Sharia. 'Abdul Rahman' managed to evade the Taliban. How come? Somewhat fishy, isn't this story?
How many Muslim prisoners in the U.S. have been allowed to talk to the media?

Now look at some details. We are told it was a custody case and his ex-wife 'outed' him. It is claimed that a Bible was found in his possession. He loves Christianity and the President of the United States is concerned that this terrible violation of 'Abdul Rahman's religious rights might not be far off.

These reports ignore two serious issues:

1. The Afghan "government" was installed by America's military might. It has no legitimacy whatever. In fact, most observers agree that Karzai and his entire coalition would collapse rapidly if U.S. and NATO troops were withdrawn.

2. Any court set up under protection of a military occupation by kafir forces has no legitimacy in Islam. Any ruling it hands down would be illegitimate.

3. Under Islamic Law [Shar'ia], an apostate is killed only during time of war if a court finds that he/she was using Islam as a cover to infiltrate the Islamic system and then went back to another religion after having done his job as a spy.

There is no Islamic text which says that a person should be killed for giving up Islam for a religion of his/her choice during peace time.

The case of 'Abdul Rahman' is being played up by the Zionists in a attempt to paint Islam in colors provided by the Zionist media. In the U.S., Muslim citizens have been sentenced to LIFE in prison merely for making a speech or going to a Muslim country: LIFE in PRISON without any violent act against the security of the U.S.

By contrast, Afghanistan is under military occupation, has undergone decades of war, and does not have an Islamic government which could be held to Islamic standards.

Hidden behind the story of the Afghan Christian might well be a Zionist plan ro bring about conflict between Christian minorities and Muslim majorities. This might be step three after the Danish cartoons strategy and the Shia-Sunni strife in Iraq.

Pakistani Secularist's Letter: Islamic People Deserve to be Killed, their mosques destroyed.

[New Trend does not publish abusive letters which we receive aimed at the enemies of Islam. However, we do not mind publishing abusive letters against ourselves. Here is one we received after New Trend was posted on the "Islamabad Affairs" list.]

Re New Trend titled: [IslamabadAffairs] Musharraf hits mosques, kills hundreds+Imam Umar & 5 others+Women leaders
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 4:20 AM

Kukub, I wish all mental slaves like you should be gathered along with their feudal lords in one mosque and that mosque should be blown up by powerful bomb.
The people who are mental slaves and promote mental and physical slavery have no right to live in this beautiful world.

sohail qureshi

Anti-Semitism or Fact?
The 'outing' of the Jews: Corruption Writ Large All Over America
by New Trend's Jew-Viewer

[Editor's note: New Trend is not against the Jews or any other people in their totality. In fact, we publish more criticism of Muslims than of Jews. Surely there must be some Jews who are not corrupt and who do not support the terrorist entity called "Israel." we, in fact, love the Jews as much as they love us. If any of this information is found to be incorrect, we'll correct it willingly.]

['Outing' is a term used by the Zionist-U.S. media to celebrate the public declaration of homosexuality and lesbianism by various male and female "celebrities." ]

1. Jack Abramoff, our Jew number one, is the biggest crook in America. He has confessed some of his misdeeds. He stole $80,000,000 from Indian tribes, who had trusted him with the money, and used it to curry favor with American politicians, all the way from President Bush to some minor characters.

2. Howard Stern is a TV and radio man, notorious for his exploitation of women. He would bring women of easy virtue to his studio and have them take their clothes off in front of cameras and then get his staff to explore the private parts of the women. After he was fined for obscenities proclaimed on the air waves, he moved off his show to start an independent one all for himself. His employers sued him for ripping them off to the tune of millions of dollars before leaving. Another Jew, Larry King, of CNN, gave him a laudatory interview, treating him as if he is a saint. Not to be outdone, Hannity of Fox TV, also gave him in depth coverage. Thus this filthy Jew, shameless exploiter of women, who has spread his mental excreta far and wide in America, is treated with great respect by Zionists who control important segments of TV time, such as King and Hannity [a Christian Neo-Con].

3. Rabbi David Kaye also known as the NAKED RABBI sought sex with underage boys. He resigned from Panim on October 31, 2005 after he turned up in an NBC sting operation meant to trap child molestors. The Rabbi sent naked pictures of himself to his victims. Panim claims to be an organization for "Jewish Leadership and Values." The NAKED Rabbi was Rabbi for 15 years at a Jewish congregation Har Shalom in the expensive Potomac, Maryland area. How much corruption did this Rabbi spread in Panim and in his congregation? The Jews rapidly carried out damage control and the inside story is still hidden.

4. Rabbi Baruch Lanner, an Orthodox Union Rabbi, is in prison for [seven?] years. He is said to have molested 20 teenage girls over 30 years [as well as numbers of boys].

5. Peter Braunstein, New Yorker, is alleged to have forced his way into a woman's room on Haloween [2005] and allegedly committed, rape, assault, arson, burglary, etc. He escaped arrest but was finally caught in Memphis, Tennessee on December 16. He was formerly a writer for the "progressive" Jewish paper Village Voice.

6. Rothstein, is an Israeli mobster. He allegedly distributed ONE MILLION "ecstacy" pills in New York, among other activities. After extensive criminal activity, he escaped to Israel. The damage he did in the U.S. was so extensive that the U.S. begged Israel to have him extradited and finally he was brought back on March 6, 2006 and will be tried.

7. A Jewish Defense Contractor, carried out a MILLION DOLLAR Bat Mitzwah party for his daughter. [Previously listed in New Trend.] Iraq has paid off for Defense Contractors like this Jew.

8. Judith Miller, Jewish columnist for the [Jewish run] New York Times, carried out a lengthy campaign in her paper in support of President Bush's invasion of Iraq. She was involved in the information leak carried out by 'Scooter" Libby's office which uncovered the identity of a CIA agent, Ms. Plame, who was married to Wilson, the man who challenged Bush's clam that Saddam got uranium from Niger. Miller is notorious for her hatred of Islam. In one of her books, she advisd America that the only effective measure against Islam is the HAMAH SOLUTION, referring to the destruction of an entire Islamic city by Syrian dictator Assad, not very different from the U.S. destruction of Fallujah. Recently, the New York Times decided to cash in on Bush's declining popularity and has become very critical of the war. The Times now claims that it was not aware of Judith Miller's activities! and she was fired/and/or left.

9. Michael Olesker, senion columnist for the Baltimore Sun. It appears that he was plagiarizing other people's writings for publication in the Sun. Someone sent emails to the editor of the Sun uncovering Olesker's plagiarism. The Sun is a Jewish paper which started the fabricated story of "slavery in Sudan" which led to the sanctions on Sudan and a worldwide campaign of denigration. Olesker's plagiarism led to his resignation but the story was rapidly hushed up, very unlike the fate of a Black writer in the NY Times who committed plagiarism and was ridiculed from coast-to-coast.

10. The pioneers of PORNOGRAPHY in the U.S. are Jews. Their purpose was to undermine Christian morality and also make big money for themselves. They distributed porn on such a scale that today it is a billion-dollar 'industry.' Jews who are deadly opposed to any critical review of their holocaust story, defend hard core exploitation of women through pornography in the name of "freedom of expression."

11. Attempt to legitimize HOMOSEXUALITY is also a successful Jewish project. One of the most virulent purveyors of the legitimacy of homosexuality in America is NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO [NPR], the biggest line up of Jews in the media. NPR is openly "underwritten" by Jewish communities in Baltimore and elsewhere.

Q & A on Iraq
THREE YEARS AFTER THE INVASION of IRAQ: A Child asks Serious questions and gets Revealing Answers from "daddy."
[we havn't been able to locate the author of this piece.]

Q Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq ?
A Because they had weapons of mass destruction.

Q But the inspectors didn't find any weapons of mass destruction.
A That's because the Iraqis were hiding them.

Q And that's why we invaded Iraq ?
A Yep. Invasions always work better than inspections.

Q But after we invaded them, we STILL didn't find any weapons of mass destruction, did we?
A That's because the weapons are so well hidden. Don't worry, we'll find something, probably right before the 2008 election.

Q Why did Iraq want all those weapons of mass destruction?
A To use them in a war, silly.

Q I'm confused. If they had all those weapons that they planned to use in a war, then why didn't they use any of those weapons when we went to war with them?
A Well, obviously they didn't want anyone to know they had those weapons, so they chose to die by the thousands rather than defend themselves.

Q That doesn't make sense. Why would they choose to die if they had all those big weapons with which they could have fought back?
A It's a different culture. It's not supposed to make sense.

Q I don't know about you, but I don't think they had any of those weapons our government said they did.
A Well, you know, it doesn't matter whether or not they had those weapons. We had another good reason to invade them anyway.

Q And what was that?
A Even if Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein was a cruel dictator, which is another good reason to invade another country.

Q Why? What does a cruel dictator do that makes it OK to invade his country?
A Well, for one thing, he tortured his own people.

Q Kind of like what they do in China ?
A Don't go comparing China to Iraq . China is a good economic competitor, where millions of people work for slave wages in sweatshops and help make US corporations richer.

Q So if a country lets its people are exploited for American corporate gain, it's a good country, even if that country tortures people?
A Right.

Q Why were people in Iraq being tortured?
A For political crimes, mostly, like criticizing the government. People who criticized the government in Iraq were sent to prison and tortured.

Q Isn't that exactly what happens in China ?
A I told you, China is different.

Q What's the difference between China and Iraq ?
A Well, for one thing, Iraq was ruled by the Ba'ath party, while China is Communist.

Q Didn't you once tell me Communists were bad?
A No, just Cuban Communists are bad.

Q How are the Cuban Communists bad?
A Well, for one thing, people who criticize the government in Cuba are sent to prison and tortured.

Q Like in Iraq ?
A Exactly.

Q And like in China , too?
A I told you, China 's a good economic competitor. Cuba , on the other hand, is not.

Q How come Cuba isn't a good economic competitor?
A Well, you see, back in the early 1960s, the US government passed some laws that made it illegal for Americans to trade or do any business with Cuba until they stopped being Communists and started being capitalists like us.

Q But if we got rid of those laws, opened up trade with Cuba , and started doing business with them, wouldn't that help the Cubans become capitalists?
A Don't be smart.

Q I didn't think I was being one.
A Well, anyway, they also don't have freedom of religion in Cuba.

Q Kind of like China and the Falun Gong movement?
A I told you, stop saying bad things about China . Anyway, Saddam Hussein came to power through a military coup, so he's not really a legitimate leader anyway.

Q What's a military coup?
A That's when a military general takes over the government of a country by force, instead of holding free elections like we do in the United States.

Q Didn't the ruler of Pakistan come to power by a military coup?
A You mean General Pervez Musharraf? Uh, yeah, he did, but Pakistan is our friend.

Q Why is Pakistan our friend if their leader is illegitimate?
A I never said Pervez Musharraf was illegitimate.

Q Didn't you just say a military general who comes to power by forcibly overthrowing the legitimate government of a nation is an illegitimate leader?
A Only Saddam Hussein. Pervez Musharraf is our friend, because he helped us invade Afghanistan .

Q Why did we invade Afghanistan ?
A Because of what they did to us on September 11th.

Q What did Afghanistan do to us on September 11th?
A Well, on September 11th, nineteen men - fifteen of them Saudi Arabians - hijacked four airplanes and flew three of them into buildings, killing over 3,000 Americans.

Q So how did Afghanistan figure into all that?
A Afghanistan was where those bad men trained, under the oppressive rule of the Taliban.

Q Aren't the Taliban those bad radical Islamics who chopped off people's heads and hands?
A Yes, that's exactly who they were. Not only did they chop off people's heads and hands, but they oppressed women, too.

Q Didn't the Bush administration give the Taliban 43 million dollars back in May of 2001?
A Yes, but that money was a reward because they did such a good job fighting drugs.

Q Fighting drugs?
A Yes, the Taliban were very helpful in stopping people from growing opium poppies.

Q How did they do such a good job?
A Simple. If people were caught growing opium poppies, the Taliban would have their hands and heads cut off.

Q So, when the Taliban cut off people's heads and hands for growing flowers, that was OK, but not if they cut people's heads and hands off for other reasons?
A Yes. It's OK with us if radical Islamic fundamentalists cut off people's hands for growing flowers, but it's cruel if they cut off people's hands for stealing bread.

Q Don't they also cut off people's hands and heads in Saudi Arabia ?
A That's different. Afghanistan was ruled by a tyrannical patriarchy that oppressed women and forced them to wear burqas whenever they were in public, with death by stoning as the penalty for women who did not comply.

Q Don't Saudi women have to wear burqas in public, too?
A No, Saudi women merely wear a traditional Islamic body covering.

Q What's the difference?
A The traditional Islamic covering worn by Saudi women is a modest yet fashionable garment that covers all of a woman's body except for her eyes and fingers. The burqa, on the other hand, is an evil tool of patriarchal oppression that covers all of a woman's body except for her eyes and fingers.

Q It sounds like the same thing with a different name.
A Now, don't go comparing Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are our friends.

Q But I thought you said 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11th were from Saudi Arabia .
A Yes, but they trained in Afghanistan.

Q Who trained them?
A A very bad man named Osama bin Laden.

Q Was he from Afghanistan ?
A Uh, no, he was from Saudi Arabia too. But he was a bad man, a very bad man.

Q I seem to recall he was our friend once.
A Only when we helped him and the mujahadeen repel the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan back in the 1980s.

Q Who are the Soviets? Was that the Evil Communist Empire Ronald Reagan talked about?
A There are no more Soviets. The Soviet Union broke up in 1990 or thereabouts, and now they have elections and capitalism like us. We call them Russians now.

Q So the Soviets - I mean, the Russians - are now our friends?
A Well, not really. You see, they were our friends for many years after they stopped being Soviets, but then they decided not to support our invasion of Iraq , so we're mad at them now. We're also mad at the French and the Germans because they didn't help us invade Iraq either.

Q So the French and Germans are evil, too?
A Not exactly evil, but just bad enough that we had to rename French fries and French toast to Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast.

Q Do we always rename foods whenever another country doesn't do what we want them to do?
A No, we just do that to our friends. Our enemies, we invade.

Q But wasn't Iraq one of our friends back in the 1980s?
A Well, yeah. For a while.

Q Was Saddam Hussein ruler of Iraq back then?
A Yes, but at the time he was fighting against Iran , which made him our friend, temporarily.

Q Why did that make him our friend?
A Because at that time, Iran was our enemy.

Q Isn't that when he gassed the Kurds?
A Yeah, but since he was fighting against Iran at the time, we looked the other way, to show him we were his friend.

Q So anyone who fights against one of our enemies automatically becomes our friend?
A Most of the time, yes.

Q And anyone who fights against one of our friends is automatically an enemy?
A Sometimes that's true, too. However, if American corporations can profit by selling weapons to both sides at the same time, all the better.

Q Why?
A Because war is good for the economy, which means war is good for America Also, since God is on America's side, anyone who opposes war is a godless un-American Communist. Do you understand now why we attacked Iraq?

Q I think so. We attacked them because God wanted us to, right?
A Yes.

Q But how did we know God wanted us to attack Iraq ?
A Well, you see, God personally speaks to George W. Bush and tells him what to do.

Q So basically, what you're saying is that we attacked Iraq because George W. Bush hears voices in his head?
A Yes! You finally understand how the world works. Now close your eyes, make yourself comfortable, and go to sleep. Good night.

Good night, dad....!

2006-03-25 Sat 21:58:36 cst