Rabi' al-Awwal 12,1427/April 11, 2006 #24
New Trend hails the ongoing mass demonstrations by
Mexican immigrants and the people of Central and
Southern America living in the U.S.
On April 10, the demonstrations spread to 95 cities,
with huge crowds carrying Mexican and US flags in Dallas
and New York and Washington, DC. The Mexican people are
helping us to realize that America is a nation of
immigrants. It would be extreme folly if the racist
groups here tried to turn 11 million "illegals" into
felons and to terrorize their families.
Dear Mexican-Central-American-South American people:
Islam is on your side. Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him,
left his home to live in an adopted homeland. Our Hijra
calendar begins with the "leaving our home." Our leader
Muhammad, pbuh, stood with the poor, the downtrodden,
This land, America, this beautiful continent, belongs to
Allah and not to any one race. We say with the Mexican
people who have made this their home: "We are America."
April 11 [12 Rabi' al-Awwal] is the birthday of Muhammad,
peace be on him, the leader of the Muslim world. We do not
celebrate his birthday because it is a form of bid'ah or
innovation forbidden in Islam if it is done as part of
religion. Every day is the day of Muhammad, pbuh, and we
must remember him every day by following his Sunnah.
So, if you love Muhammad, pbuh, dear Muslim, as you
should, resolve on this day thus henceforth:
1. Be very kind to your spouse.
2. Read the Qur'an every day [at least a little].
3. Pray on time.
4. Ask for Allah's forgiveness.
5. Be a good neighbor.
6. Do not lie, slander or fornicate.
7. Stand up for the weak, the oppressed, the exploited, the downtrodden.
8. Keep your body clean through ablution, keep your soul
clean by fasting [Mondays, Thursdays if you can]
9. Don't eat too much. Don't be wasteful. Don't talk too
much. Don't gossip.
10. Share your food, your wealth, your abilities with
those who are needy.
11. Pray for the victory of the mujahideen in Palestine,
Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnia and Sudan.
12. Add here other items which you know the Prophet,
pbuh, would have liked us to do.
Imam Warith Deen 'Umar Writes to New Trend
Islamic Leader Facing State Terrorism:
[Please read Carefully & Support Imam Umar]
Dear believers and friends of Islam: As salaamu alaikum (peace to you)
Enclosed are copies of three search warrants issued and
used to harass, intimidate and persecute me as a Muslim
practitioner of the religion of Islam. President George
W. Bush made the statement, "Freedom Is On The March".
What he meant is the government is gaining freedom to
come after citizens, march into their homes, disrupt
their lives and persecute them with no reprisals from
the citizenry. As you can see this was a fishing
expedition. This is an outrage! Even my well experienced
lawyer said "wow, what is this?" When he asked the
opposing government attorney were their any charges
other than the one count of possessing a legal
unregistered rifle in New York City, the answer was,
"...No, we couldn’t find any other violation of the laws."
Six NYPD policemen trashed my apartment in New York City
after lying to a judge about their suspicion of me
soliciting for murder???, having explosives, being
against Jews, gays & lesbians etc. (read the search
warrants). Two weeks later they went to another judge
and told the same story to give them authority along
with the F.B.I., the A.T.F. and local police (12 in all)
to travel 150 miles north to Albany County to confine my
wife and daughters in our home for five hours while they
ramshackled through our residence and confiscated our
personal property and possessions such as personal papers,
files, writings, books, cameras, computers, etc. They even
took our children’s computers. No arrests were made!
To this date I have been indicted for one count of
possession of the unregistered weapon. The government
has not returned our belongings and have violated my
and my family’s civil rights. At least join us in our
outrage. Be against this oppression in your heart
if not openly.
Imam Warith Deen Umar
(Court date: May 10. 2006 U.S Federal Court
500 Pearl Street Manhattan)
Response to One-Sided Darfur Story in
Baltimore's Afro Paper
Subj: Re: "Sudan: Darfur Genocide Continues."
[March 25-March 31 issue]
Frances L. Murphy II, Editor
The African American newspaper
2519 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218-4602
Your front page report on Darfur, by Zenitha Prince,
was extremely one-sided. Sudan is an Islamic country
but you didn't give any space to the Islamic view
of the story.
The report does mention parenthetically that 7,000
troops from the African Union are in Darfur. It does
not mention that the African Union has not adopted
the condemnatory attitude your report takes. Those
7,000 Africans do not see Darfur as a one-sided conflict.
Any investigation of Darfur should begin with the fact
that rebel groups in Darfur have been armed by outside
forces, probably Israel and the U.S. These rebel groups
began military action against the legitimate Sudanese
government. The Sudanese responded to the armed uprising
with force of their own.
Such conflict is bound to affect the fragile economy of
Darfur [and of Sudan in general]. However the figures
of people killed and displaced in the fighting have no
basis in reality. No one has carried out an study of
this vast area to be able to come up with such horrendous
figures. These are fabricated numbers used for
I am sorry to note Lt. Gov. Michael Steele's drive to
divest from Sudan. Such moves are bound to create economic
misery and dislocation in Sudan. Masses of people will suffer.
I urge you to adhere to journalistic even-handedness by
providing both sides of the story. Prominent
African-Americans such as Hodari Ali, from Washington, DC,
have visited Sudan as part of a large African-American group
known as Give Peace A Chance [GPAC]. They do not see such a
one-sided picture of Darfur.
We must not open the way to U.S. military intervention in
Sudan which could turn the area into another Iraq.
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Remembering 17 Year Old Black Panther Activist
Lil' Bobby Hutton Assassinated by Police
Unfortunately, political assassination is not a thing
of the past in the U.S. After the defeat of Jim Crow,
and the suspension of COINTELPRO, if subsequent
administrations did not condone such actions, why were
reparations never paid? Why do BPP political prisoners
continue to languish in jail, some after 30 - 40 years
of incarceration, simply for their beliefs? Why is the
CBC, and other black "leadership" not raising any of
these issues, nor bringing any of the perpetrators to
justice? If Demjanjuk and other "Nazis" can be brought
to "justice" decades after their alleged crime, why not
our home grown criminals? Why is there a Jewish Holocaust
Museum in a Black majority city, Baltimore, but no
Black Holocaust Museum?
-- Raw Intellect
April 6th marks the 38th anniversary of 17 year old Black Panther, Lil'
Bobby Hutton who was Assassinated by the notorious Oakland Pigs. Take time
out for our Comrade, write a Political Prisoner, and work on some serious
Revolutionary work, to advance the struggle. Long
Live the Spirit of Bobby Hutton! Guerrilla Up!
Bobby Hutton was born in 1950. He was only 16 years old when he
joined the Black Panther Party (BPP) in December, 1966. He was
arrested in May 1967 when he led a Black Panther march in Sacramento to
protest against a new gun bill. The Mulford Act made it illegal to carry
guns in public and was a direct response to the Panthers' police patrols
in the community.
On 6th April, 1968 eight BPP members, including Hutton, Eldridge
Cleaver and David Hilliard, were traveling in two cars when they
were ambushed by the Oakland police. Cleaver and Hutton ran for
cover and found themselves in a basement surrounded by police. A
fifty-man assault force pounded bullets into the house where they
hid for ninety minutes. When a tear-gas canister that had been
thrown into the basement caught fire, Eldridge and Bobby agreed to
Eldridge was not able to walk because a bullet had hit
his leg. He told Bobby to take off his clothes so the police could not
accuse him of hiding a weapon, but Bobby only removed his shirt. When he
walked out into the floodlights in front of the house with his hands in
the air, a hail of bullets killed him on the spot. Only the shouts from
the crowd drawn by the gunfire saved Eldridge from an immediate death when
he crawled out of the basement behind Bobby.
Going Against the Grain
America's "Good Jews" and Israel: What Muslims
Should Understand about Zionist Control of the U.S.
by Kaukab Siddique
We as Muslims are not against the race or the religion
of the Jews. Among them are people who do good as well
as those who do evil, as there are among Muslims.
Islamic opposition to the Jews is based on their
behavior. Most importantly, the Jews have taken
Palestine by force of arms and through the tricks
of their western allies, and have established a
phony entity called "Israel." This entity has
committed genocide against the Palestinians, has
driven 4,000,000 Palestinians from their homes and
has been involved in terrorist activities against
Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims and Africans.
The Jews are able to retain control of Palestine
through the brutal armed force made available to
them by the United States and funded by Germany
and the Jewish diaspora.
Within the United States, Jews, with the help of
non-Jewish supporters of Israel, control the media,
the economy, segments of academia, the U.S.
administration, Congress and the Senate. A vast
literature exists which supports the truth
of these assertions.
On the other side, we see that many good Jews
oppose the war, oppose the Bush administration,
support freedom of expression and often are very
critical of Israel itself. In fact Jews can be
counted among the leading critics of Israel.
So what should be the attitude of Muslims towards
Jews in America? The best way of understanding
America's Jews is to see them as reflections of
two opposing policy camps in Israel itself. Many
Israeli Jews support Labor and many others support
the right wing parties, such as Qadima, Likud and
various small but virulent religious sects involved
in settler activity.
Note the difference between these two grouping:
1. Labor Jews are content with the land Israel
usurped from the Palestinians. They think that
it is okay to keep Israel with the cities of Tel
Aviv, Haifa etc within the confines of the original
lands assigned to them by the United Nations in 1948.
The policies of these Labor Jews are seen as "peaceful"
in America and they have supporters here. They can be
called the "let's keep what we have" Jews.
2. The right wing Jews, inheritors of Sharon's evil
view of the world, see no limits to the boundaries
of Israel with dreams of an "eretz" Israel extending
from the Nile to the Tigris to the Islamic holy city
of Madinah. We can call them the "we have the tanks
and the USA" Jews who want more settlements, the
demolition of Masjid al-Aqsa and the destruction of
all independent Muslim governments. They were behind
the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
We Muslims are so agitated by the suicidal activities
of the right wing "We have tanks and USA" Jews that we
see the Labor Jews as almost angelic.
Objectively speaking, NONE of these Jews oppose the
existence of Israel on Palestinian soil. They are
mentally unable to accept the fact that there is no
such thing as Israel. The entity called "Israel" is
simply the aggressors' label placed on Palestine.
Here one might object and say: Israel was given its
original territory by the United Nations. But ask
yourself, what right did the United Nations' have to
hand over Palestinian land to the Jews? Does
international law permit a foreign body to take
someone's land and hand it over to its favorite
people? Obviously not!
The United Nations is itself an entity created by
the victors of the Second World War. It did not
and does not represent Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims
and Africans. It certainly did not have the right
to hand over Palestine to the Jews.
Behind this Anglo-American-Soviet design to hand
over Palestine to the Jews were the activities of
Winston Churchill, one of the greatest supporters
of the Zionist movement. Even before that, the hand
of treachery was at work when under the Balfour
Declaration, the British decided to give away Palestine
[which was not theirs to give] to the Jews.
Within that context, dear reader, look and see if
there is any American Jew who is opposed to the
existence of Israel on Palestinian land. Those Jews
who criticize Israel are willing to do so because
they see the overwhelming military power of Israel
and the helplessness of the Palestinians. If there
were any danger to the Zionist entity's existence,
all these "good" Jews would jump to the defense of Israel.
Hence, beware! When a Jew criticizes Israel or joins
the anti-war movement, he or she is simply affirming
the Israeli Labor position: Let's keep what we usurped
by force. Let's have "peace" so that we can enjoy the
fruits of our colony in Palestine. Don't stir up the
forces of Islam by establishing new settlements. Remember
we had to withdraw from Gaza owing to the threat posed
by the martyrdom operators.
2006-04-12 Wed 21:21:21 cdt