Safar 27,1427/March 27, 2006 #21
Important War News at end of this issue.
Please scroll all the way down.
War is spreading in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kashmir.
Scroll down to 3 important letters:
1. Afghan Christian is a fraud.
2. CAIR integrated into U.S. Intelligence operations.
3. Israeli intelligence's role in Darfur rebellion.
PERSONAL NOTE: Dr. David Horowitz is a Jew who tells
flat out lies about Islam and Muslim women.
Speaking at Duke University [Durham, North Carolina] on
March 7] Horowitz claimed that Muslim women have not had
voting rights for 5,000 years and America was the first
to give them this right in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ignorant
Horowitz does not know that Pakistan came into being on
the basis of voting in Frontier Province and parts of East
Bengal in 1947 in which Muslim women participated along
with men. Voting rights for women have never been an issue
in Pakistan. My mother, Mahmudah Qureshi, stood with the
founder of Pakistan, Mohomed ali Jinnah, during the Pakistan
struggle. Later a Muslim woman gave her life to raise the
Pakistan flag in the Punjab against the "unionist" rulers
supported by the British.
Later still , a military dictator, Ayub Khan, supported
by the U.S., was opposed by Ms. Fatimah Jinnah, who almost
got elected by millions of votes. Voter fraud by the U.S.-
supported dictator's people prevented the woman's victory.
Later still Ms. Benazir Bhutto was elected, including by
millions of men and women voters in the "conservative" Punjab.
[Unfortunately she knew little about Islam and soon lost support.]
In Bangladesh, two women have been elected at various
times to lead the country.
In Iran, Imam Khomeini made it a religious duty for men
and women to participate in voting.
Islam does not endorse western democracy.
What Allah has ordained cannot be changed by votes.
However, participation of people in running their
affairs was commanded by the Qur'an [see the chapter on
Shura]. The Prophet, pbuh, consulted women in
matters of state and social policy. The Prophet's
constituency in both personal and community matters
began with a woman, Khadija, r.a., whom he asked
about the revelation he had received, and ended with a
woman, 'Ayesha, r.a., in whose lap he passed away.
Ayesha, r.a. happens to be the greatest teacher
of Hadith, which is the second source of Islam after the Qur'an.
Why don't these Jews leave Islam alone when they are so
ignorant even of its basics?
Editor, New Trend
"Christian" Afghan Story was a scam:
New Trend: Are we good or what?
This was the only publication which did not take the
report at face value. We were proven right on March 26
when the Afghan court dismissed the case against
Abdul Rahman. The purpose of the scam was to smear
Islam in a global campaign of abuse orchestrated by
the Zionist media. Next move is to find an excuse to
get Abdul Rahman out of Afghanistan.
[See below a brilliant letter from a sister
which completely unmasks the "Afghan Christian" fraud.]
Biggest Ever pro-Immigration Rallies in Los Angeles:
March 25 saw more than a million people demonstrating in
LA to oppose proposed legislation against immigration
and related issues. Another 50,000 people demonstrated
in Denver. New Trend supports the right of people from
Mexico, Central America and South America to come to the
United States and earn their livelihood. They should not
be subjected to a modern form of slavery. America is
Allah's land. It does not belong to Europeans who conquered
it by force and committed horrific atrocities
against indigenous peoples.
Serious Clash at Mosque in Sadr City, Baghdad:
March 26. Shi'ite militia led by Moqteda al-Sadr are
saying that U.S. troops tried to violate a mosque.
When resisted by lightly armed Muslims, the U.S.
force opened heavy machine gun killing 37 Muslims.
Al-Sadr's people say that those killed were unarmed
worshippers at the mosque. The U.S. troops entered
the mosque and arrested and humiliated many other
Muslims. The U.S. forces say that it was not a mosque
but a "meeting place." They put the number of people
killed at 16 and that these were 'insurgents."
[Pictures of the funeral show that those killed were
Sunnis, from the form of the prayer.]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News [4 brief items]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Awareness of Imam Jamil al-Amin and Prof. Sami al-Arian
March 24: After Juma prayers large sized picture cards
about the struggle of Imam Jamil and Prof Al-Arian were
distributed by Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Atlanta
In Atlanta the cards were given to 93 Muslims at Masjid
Farooq on 14th street. Many of them did not know that
Prof. Al-Arian is still in prison.
In Baltimore, the cards were given to 134 Muslims at
Masjid Rahma [Islamic Society of Baltimore]. Postcards
calling for boycott of businesses supporting Israel
were given separately to another 74 Muslims. Thus a total
of 208 people were reached at Masjid Rahma.
Documentary Evidence of Israel's Genocide Against Bedouins
Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore [administrator:
Sis. Ashira] has started a series of programs built around
viewing of important video tapes. The first program on
March 12 was a documentary prepared by Ron Kelley
who managed to get a first hand view of the genocide carried
out by the Israelis against a people who were not opposing
the occupiers in any way. It is a shocking inside view by a
Fulbright scholar who inadvertently stumbled on the Israeli
genocidal actions in the Dimona area and other bedouin retreats.
The program was facilitated by Dr. Kaukab Siddique and
involved a lively discussion around a hot meal provided
by the masjid.
The second program on March 26 was the viewing of a
speech by Dr. Khalid al-Mansour in Durban,
South Africa. The program moved around issues of racism,
physical and spiritual health and the coming victory
of Islam. The facilitator was Imam Abdul-Alim and
again a sumptuous meal was served around open and
Distinguished Sudan Peacemaker to Speak in Baltimore
Br. Hodari Abdul 'Ali, a distinguished community
leader in the Washington, DC area, provider of book
services, and peace activist who has visited Sudan,
will speak, inshallah, to a select gathering at Masjid
Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore on April 30.
More information on the program can be obtained by leaving
your name and number at: 410-435-5000.
Islam in America: What Chances for Healing and Unity?
The Case of Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad: ISNA-ICNA Cover
up of a Major Issue
by Kaukab Siddique
Once again New Trend was timely and correct. We wrote
about the struggle of Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad after she
complained in 2003 that she had been humiliated and
fired by officials of the Islamic Society of Orange
County [ISOC] in an arbitrary and illegal manner. We
pointed out the following:
1. With a Ph.D. from Columbia University and extensive
experience in Islamic education, there are few, if any,
Muslims who can compare with her.
2. She is African-American and accepted Islam as her
choice. That in itself should be enough for us to honor
her. She should never be treated as an employee but as
a learned sister.
3. If she is fired by a bunch of filthy-rich Pakistanis
etc in an unprofessional manner in clear violation of her
rights, it is bound to create a great rift between the
immigrant and African-American Muslim communities.
4. The gender issue also comes out of this case as
Pakistani men untrained in the field of Education
reportedly bullied a woman who has the highest
credentials in Islamic education.
She was so hurt by the way she was treated, she sued
ISOC. She was willing to settle with ISOC but ISOC
decided to fight this case. ISOC seemed to have been
so full of its own own financial power that it decided
to fight a case in which it evidently had no case.
In September 2005, Dr. Zakiyyah easily won her case
and was awarded $788,000 which included $130,000
punitive damages imposed on the officials of ISOC.
In its persistence, ISOC lost again in February 2006 when
a Superior Court judge ordered it to pay $1.7 million to
Dr. Zakiyyah's attorneys.
However, ISOC has still not learned from the case and is
appealing the verdict. The appeal process will continue
for the next year or two, thus further depriving
Dr. Zakiyyah of her rights.
Earlier in October and November 2005, the Muslim
Journal finally published a three-part interview
with Dr. Zakiyyah which very clearly brings out the
outrageous treatment she has been subjected to and the
ramifications of her issue.
The problem the Muslim community faces is that the
major publications controlled by immigrant Muslims,
ISNA's Islamic Horizons and ICNA's The Message,
completely censored the story and have behaved as if the case
of Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad does not exist. It's not that ISNA
and ICNA do not know of the case. New Trend directly
appealed to Dr. Muzzammil Siddiqui, former head of ISNA, and
imam of ISOC, to come out openly for justice in support of
Dr. Zakiyyah. As for ICNA, I personally met Dr. Talat Sultan,
a head honcho of ICNA for many years, and urged him to speak
out on Dr. Zakiyyah's case.
Hence, the denial of basic reporting of Dr. Zakiyyah's
case in the pages of ISNA and ICNA publications indicates
an important aspect of the public policy of these funded
organizations. They both have a track record of "LYING
by OMISSION" where anyone who disagrees with them or whom
they find unfavorable becomes a NON-PERSON and is never
heard from again. Year after year, ISNA and ICNA do not
publish letters critical of specific omissions in their reporting.
In the meantime, ISNA has been touting conferences on
Islamic education, thus adding to the irony. It
ignores the violation of rights of a top educator but
claims that it is interested in Islamic education.
My suggestion is that both ISNA and ICNA should apologize
to Dr. Zakiyyah and publish a full account.
My impression is that ISNA and ICNA are not Islamic
organizations. They are not upholding the principles
of Islam. Use of the word "Islamic" in their titles is
highly misleading when they are not amenable to any
issue related to Islam, be it justice, or political
prisoners, or the bombing of Muslim populations by the
U.S. in Aghanistan and Iraq. As far as I know, they
recognize Israel but refuse to tell their communities
that they recognize Israel. They are welcome to correct
me if I am wrong.
Afghan "Christian" Story was a Political Ploy: Here's the Proof
The story concerning the "conversion" of the Afghan
Abdul Rahman became incredible when I noticed that the
Bible he was holding is written in Arabic. The book
literally says Holy Bible in the Arabic language. While
many Afghans are familiar with the Arabic script and can
pronounce the words, very few are literate enough in the
Arabic language to read a book as complicated as the Bible.
Since Abdul Rahman is a nurse or nurses' assistant, probably
with little more than the 6 months or a year education in
his field, we can safely assume that he does not have the
education to read a Bible written in the Arabic language.
And, he has retained his name, Abdul Rahman, and not adopted
a name which would be acceptable to Christians as Yahya or
Zacharia. Such a name would be common to both Christians
and Muslims so he would not endanger himself by changing
his name. Yet, the change would satisfy the requirements
for being a Christian.
I think Abdul Rahman wants to head West. This appeal for
asylum based on becoming a Christian in a Muslim country
is common. GMRF has, in the past, received such appeals
for help from Christian "converts" and the Immigration and
Naturalization Service must be inundated with similar
requests. Its a ploy to get a family member a visa to a
country where he can work and send money back home.
That is why you did not hear George Bush offer
Abdul Rahman assylum in the USA. He already has been
advised of this ploy by the INS. The INS knows that
such a ploy would be an avenue for allowing "terrorists"
into the USA under the guise of religious persecution,
so they have already decided that the USA will not
offer asylum. The media knows this too.And that is why
the media is not pushing for asylum in the USA. They
are using this as a pure propaganda tool to sully
the name of Islam.
Your Sister in Islam
Close Coordination : CAIR-ISNA and U.S. Government:
"Muslim" tools of U.S. Oppression
Now I understand where the CAIR Fatwa [on "Christian" Afghan] came from.
Read and wonder.
DC: MUSLIM LEADERS MEET WITH RICE, HUGHES, NSC OFFICIALS
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/21/06) - Members of the United States
Institute of Peace U.S.-Muslim World Advisory Committee
met yesterday in Washington, D.C., with Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, Under Secretary of State for Public
Diplomacy Karen Hughes and top officials of the National
Security Council, including Senior Director Michael Doran.
The meetings focused on issues such as the American Muslim
community's role in outreach efforts to the Islamic world,
how to address growing levels of Islamophobia in the West,
Muslim condemnations of terrorism and religious extremism,
and proposals for joint initiatives.
Muslim participants included representatives from the Council
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Society of North
America (ISNA), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Center
for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), and the Islamic
Center of America in Michigan.
"We thank the United States Institute of Peace for bringing
together American Muslim leaders and senior government
officials," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, who
took part in yesterday's meetings. "It is our hope that
such dialogues will continue in the future with other
elected and administration officials."
Letter: In Support of New Trend's Analysis that
Israel is Behind the Darfur Crisis, an African Reader
has sent the following News Report
SLM Senior Commanders Meet Israelis and
Eritrean Intelligence Officers
Friday 17 March 2006
Last Wednesday diplomats from Israel and Eritrea met
two (SLM) senior members at Israeli embassy premises
in Asmara. The Darfurian rebel's delegation was headed
by Commander Issa Bahr Al Dein and membership of Musa
Hassan Tirab and Idris Hamid sardob. The SLM delegation
also met officials from both Mussed and Eritrean
intelligence. Eritrean diplomat Imani Gabrab said the
meeting was conducted in the context of diplomatic
relation between ministry of foreign affairs and foreign
diplomatic missions in Asmara.
The diplomat however has denied any intention of targeting
Sudan as consequence of the respective meeting.
WAR NEWS [From our Media Monitors]
PAKISTAN: March 19. In Dera Ismail Khan,
a Pakistan security unit was hit by a remote controlled
bomb. Three policemen and 4 men of the Frontier
Constabulary were killed. Another 5 were wounded. This
is the first successful Islamic attack on Pakistani
security forces outside the tribal areas. Two further
bomb explosions on March 20 caused no casualties.
Meanwhile an attack on a Pakistani check post in Miran
Shah, Nothern Waziristan, killed two Pakistani troops.
A low intensity tribal insurrection is continuing in
parts of Baluchistan but till now the casualty
figures are minor. Recently the Sui gas line out of
the province was cut.
March 26. A huge caravan of protestors condemning
the caricatures of the Prophet, pbuh, in European
papers travelled 80 kilometers from Mirpurkhas
to Hyderabad and was addressed by numerous Islamic
leaders from the interior of Sindh. The main speaker,
Syed Munawar Hasan, Secretary General of Jamaate Islami,
condemned General Musharraf's insensitivity to the issue.
He declared that General Musharraf is an agent of the
U.S. and is working at the orders of the U.S. He
condemned in the strongest terms the U.S. attacks
on Afghanistan and Iraq.
AFGHANISTAN: March 25. Taliban mujahideen tried
to trap an American military unit in southern Afghanistan.
One U.S. trooper was killed and another wounded before the
U.S. called in air support which directed 11 guided bombs
at the Taliban. None of them were killed but they retreated
[Sources include CNN Headline News.]
March 19: Near Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, a
martyrdom operator attacked a French military convoy, killing
two French troops, but was unable to reach the German
ammunition trucks in the convoy. Taliban have taken credit
for the attack. In the Maiwand area of Kandahar province,
Taliban attacked a Karzai police post, killed 6 policemen, set
fire to the post and fled. In Zabul province, 6 Karzai troops
and 2 Taliban were klled in heavy exchanges of machine gun fire.
March 26. In a bold attack on an Indian army convoy
on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, 8 Indian troops
were killed by Islamic fighters and several injured.
Lashkare Taiba has taken credit for the attack in a
statement issued from within occupied Kashmir. There
are reports of home demolitions, murders and torture
of Kashmiris by Indian forces coming on a weekly basis.
The situation seems to be out of control of U.S. forces .
On March 27, a martyrdom operator successfully infiltrated
a recruiting center set up by the U.S. for Iraqi
mercenaries at Kisik, near Mosul. Initial reports say
40 recruits were killed and 30 wounded in the attack. The
numbers are expected to go up.
U.S. fatalities have gone down in the fighting [total 2321
on March 25] but the number of wounded U.S. troops has
Saddam's most prominent and Islamically devout official,
Ibrahim al-Doury, is not only alive but has sent
out a taped message in which he says that the Sunni
resistance is the only legitimate representative
of the Iraqi people.
Shia death squads are busy and are trying to
physically eliminate the Sunni presence from parts
of Baghdad. Dozens of bodies are found every
morning in the target areas.
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