Rabi' al-Awwal 21,1427/April 20, 2006 #26
PERSONAL from the editor:
An open-air public memorial service was held in Augusta,
Georgia on April 15, 2006 for the first anniversary of
my mother Mahmudah Qureshi, who was an outstanding
educationist and eminent teacher. More than a hundred
people participated in the memorial which was organized
by my sister, a distinguished neurologist. Participants
read Surah Dahr, chapter 76, [al-Insan] from the Qur'an,
listened to young reciters of the Qur'an and heard some
of Mahmudah Qureshi's children and grandchildren speak
about the Will of Allah and the meaning of Islam. A Wakf
has been set up in her name through the Augusta community.
How the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, sanctified and
made obligatory the rights of women: Brief #4
from Dr. Kaukab Siddique:
All authentic Islamic movements based on fear of Allah
begin from the masjid [mosque]. Pagan cultures, by
contrast, use women to turn places of worship into
places for the exploitation of women. Hence, some of
the Companions of the Prophet, pbuh, were hesitant
about the presence of women in mosques. Muhammad, pbuh,
counteracted these tendencies by, on the one hand,
implementing a strict code of conduct for behavior in
the mosque, and on the other, commanding men not to
hinder the participation of women in the mosques.
[Masjid is a better word but "mosque" is used
here for new Muslim readers.]
Unfortunately, in our times, schools of thought
which claim to be Hanafi and Maliki oppose the equal
participation of women in the masjid. To clear up
the confusion created by these schools of thought,
we must go to the authenticated teachings of
the Prophet, pbuh:
"Do not stop the maidservants of Allah from the mosques
of Allah." [Hadith, Sahih Muslim, kitabus
Salat, narrated by Nafi' from Abdullah ibn 'Umar,
r.a., from the Prophet, pbuh.]
This general command brought some hesitation about
times when it is difficult to go to the mosque. Hence
the Prophet, pbuh, went further:
"Do not stop women from going to the mosque at NIGHT."
[Hadith, Sahih Bukhari, Hadith Sunan
of Abu Dawud, Hadith Jami' of Tirmidhi,
Hadith Sahih Muslim, narrated by Mujahid from
Ibn 'Umar, r.a., from the Prophet, pbuh.]
Women were separate from men but were very close to
them. Some of the men in prayer were extremely poor
and had scanty clothing. Hence the Prophet, pbuh,
taught women to keep their eyes down while the
men were in prostration:
"O women, lower your eyes when men are in prostration
and do not look at their scanty lower body wraps which
barely conceal their private parts." [Hadith, Musnad
of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, narrated by Abdullah bin Muhammad
bin Aqeel from Jabir, r.a., from the Prophet, pbuh.
Also narrated by others in the collections of Darimi,
Tirmidhi, Nasai and ibn Majah.]
I selected the narration from ibn Hanbal because
the Saudis claim to be Hanbali but go to extremes
to keep women out of mosques. Thus do Muslims ignore
the Prophet's teachings!
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News [5 items]
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Baltimore, MD 21234
Muslim Woman's Clothes Removed by
U.S. Government Agents
[With thanks to Br. Solano for the info.]
In the U.S., it does not help a Muslim to be a
Bush supporter. A Muslim woman of Iraqi origin,
Safana Jawad, 45, wearing Islamic head cover,
was arrested at the airport in Florida coming in
from Spain where she is a citizen.
She underwent the following:
1. She was interrogated for SIX hours.
2. Then her clothes were removed by U.S. government
agents and she was strip searched.
3. She was imprisoned overnight in a cell with common
criminals till a flight could be found the next day
for deportation back to Spain.
Jawad was shocked. She is a supporter of the Bush
"liberation" of Iraq. Her ex-husband, Mr. Kubba,
had been praised by name by Governor Jeb Bush of Florida.
The humiliation and rape which a Muslim woman senses
when treated like this was mentioned in passing by
the St. Petersburg Times [April 13 issue] at
about the end of its report on the incident in the
words of her angry ex-husband thus:
"Kubba said his ex-wife, a devout Muslim, should
not be held in jail, where she had to strip naked
for a full body search."
Mr. Kubba has not realized, however, that one cannot
be a devout Muslim and be a supporter of Bush. Islam
does not allow such collaboration with oppressors.
Big Push to Prepare Ground for U.S. Intervention in Sudan
Jewish and Christian groups, along with Muslims who work
with the government, are planning a mass rally in
Washington, DC on April 30 [Sunday]. Millions of dollars
are being spent to bring people from across the country.
This follows a countrywide media campaign to make the
propaganda claim that "genocide is taking place in
Darfur" at the hands of the Sudanese government. The
anti-Islam forces have a two step agenda:
Step one: Replace the 7,000 African troops now in
Darfur with United Nations and/or NATO forces.
Step two: Send in U.S. forces
What Should Muslims do on April 30?
Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges Muslims to organize their
presence at the Mall in Washington, DC to help
Americans misled by the media to understand the
correct situation in Darfur. We urge activists in
the cause of peace for Sudan [including Darfur]
to organize a united Muslim response.
The leaders in the area of Sudan-related
activity , among others, are:
Br. Hodari Ali [Give Peace a Chance, GPAC]
Imam Musa [Masjid al-Islam]
Sis. Ashira [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
We urge readers to contact them. [More info
will be published in our next issue.]
Prof. Sami Al-Arian Accepts Deportation in Hope
of Ending Tragic Suffering in Prison
On April 14, 2006 Prof. Sami al-Arian plea bargained
to end his imprisonment by the U.S. in exchange for
deportation. His family has accepted this sad ending
to the case to end their separation from father and
husband. These three years showed America at its
worst, trying to humiliate and break a university
professor simply because he is a Palestinian and a
Muslim. None of the charges of "terrorism" against
him came out to have any grounds.
There can be little doubt that Prof. Al-Arian was
targeted by the Zionist Jews who are in control of
America's power structure. Politically he was quite
conservative and wishful of being a guest at the
White House. He was painted by the Zionists as a
The role of the bootlicker organization CAIR is
remarkable in this case. CAIR dropped Al-Arian like
a hot potato once it became clear that the government
was out to get him. His family complained about how
he had been abandoned by those who claimed to be his
friends. Later, as the case fizzled, CAIR and other
opportunists jumped back in to claim credit.
Even in the final analysis, CAIR could not bring
itself to condemn America's anti-Islam "justice"
system and coyly claimed that people overseas might
misunderstand America's justice if the professor
RACISM UNCOVERED In DUKE UNIVERSITY RAPE CASE
After a young African-American college woman was
gang raped and sodomized by members of the lacrosse
team at Duke University, no one was arrested for
32 days. [COMPARE this with the treatment of Muslims
who are arrested at the flimsiest excuse and are
often held for ONE year at a time before charges
are brought in cases where NO violence has taken place.]
Finally on April 17, two white Duke University boys
were arrested and IMMEDIATELY RELEASED on bond. The
supporters of the two whites posted $400,000 in CASH
which should be enough to signal the power of those
siding with the alleged rapists. They didn't spend
a night in jail.
TV channels like Fox have done detailed reports
already to claim that the African-American woman
was a trashy stripper and perhaps did it to herself
and that the White boys are innocent. It took a while
for any reporters to go to the Black college, Central
University, and talk to the supporters of the
New Trend Report [Courtesy Al-Awda]
Behind the Latest Martyrdom Operation in
"Israel": 720 Children killed, 4,000 Children
arrested by Jews in Occupied Land
On April 17, 2006, a Palestinian martyrdom operator
named Hammad attacked Israelis in Tel Aviv, occupied
Palestine, killing 9 Israelis and wounding nearly 50.
Islamic Jihad has taken responsibility for the attack.
On April 18, Israeli forces attacked Hammad's home
in Jenin and kidnaped his father.
Under international law, people whose lands have been
occupied by force have the right to attack the
occupiers. In the Second World War, resistance attacks
on the occupiers were lauded by the allied western powers.
Why would a young Palestinian sacrifice his own life
to kill Jews occupying his land? The following
information published by Al-Awda provides the answer:
"In the last two and a half weeks (since the previous
suicide bombing) Israeli forces have killed at least
26 Palestinians -- at least 5 of them children -- and
injured 161 Palestinian men, women and children. A
college student lost her right eye today after being
shot by an Israeli sniper last week.
There have been 369 raids by Israeli forces, mostly
into the West Bank. Gaza has undergone sustained shelling
by Israeli forces and continued closures, resulting in
increasing lack of food and medical supplies. According
to UN reports, between March 30 and April 12th, Israeli
forces launched 2300 artillery and tank shells and 34
missiles into Gaza.
Since the current Palestinian uprising against Israeli
military occupation and confiscation of Palestinian
land began in fall 2000, approximately 3,863 Palestinians
and 1,084 Israelis and have been killed. Among these have
been approximately 720 Palestinian children and
124 Israeli children.
Today, in separate actions, several Palestinian youths
were shot, one in the neck. Israeli forces are continuing
their ongoing invasions of Nablus and other West Bank cities.
Today is Palestinian Prisoners Day. 9,400 Palestinian men,
women, and children are in prison. According to numerous
human rights reports, Palestinian prisoners are frequently
tortured. Defense for Children International reports that
4,000 Palestinian children have been arrested in the past
five years, 400 of them currently in prison. They report
that the arrests are increasing.
Additional Information from Defense for Children International:
According to DCI: "The process of arrest and detention of
Palestinian children is a process of systematic abuse and
mistreatment which flouts international legal standards
and denies the basic human rights of detainees first as
children and secondly as prisoners...[children are]
handcuffed and blindfolded, humiliated and threatened
and often beaten and kicked from the moment they are
arrested up to and often throughout their interrogation
and detention. They are deprived of sleep, food and
access to the bathroom until so-called confessions are
coerced out of them..."
At 5.30pm on Monday 10 April 2006, at least six
artillery shells fired by the Israeli military fell
on the family house of Mohammed Rabe'eya Ghaban in
Beit Lahiya, in the north of the Gaza Strip. Shrapnel
from the shells pierced the skull of Mohammed's
eight-year old daughter Hadeel, killing her instantly.
The shelling also resulted in the injury of eight
other family members, including Hadeel's brothers and sisters:
Rawan Ghaban 1 and a half years old
Rana Ghaban 3 years old
Munir Ghaban 4 years old
Amneh Ghaban 9 years old
Ghassan Ghaban 11 years old
Bassam Ghaban 15 years old
Tahrir Ghaban 17 years old
The children's mother, 35-year old Sofia, was the
eighth family member wounded in the attack.
Several neighbours were also injured including:
Jaqueline Mo'ein Maarouf 11 years old
Mariam Maher Al-'Assi 15 years old
Jewish Holocaust: True or false?
Prisoner of the Thought Police: David Irving:
What are the Media Hiding?
New Trend report
Control of the media by Jewish and pro-Jewish
elements makes it almost impossible for the other
side to be heard. Ever since the arrest of historian
David Irving in Austria, followed by the impositin
of a three year sentence on him, the media in
England have been claiming that Irving lost to
the Jewish professor, Lipstadt, whom he had charged
with defamation. It's even being said that he was
hardly a historian and was a mere "journalist."
For the sake of balance in the debate, here we bring
the response of David Irving himself, written at
that time, to help readers understand the great
odds Irving stood against. Once the odds have been
understand, we will bring Irving's response to the
main expert whom Lipstadt sent into the court to
prove him wrong.
Imagine the knowledge and ability of David Irving
that his books brought such a massive Jewish operation
against him to silence him and destroy his financial ability.
David Irving has written this article at the request
of AmLaw.com to answer an article by Deborah Lipstadt
The Lipstadt Case
Putting their Money on the Table
by David Irving
N MY British High Court libel action against her,
Emory professor Deborah Lipstadt "took the Fifth".
While I offered myself for cross examination, and
was put through the hoops by Britain's most fearsome
and highly paid (fee: $750,000) counsel for three
weeks, she ducked out of testifying on the witness
stand, even though she would have had only me facing
her (I could not afford counsel). Her publisher
Penguin Books Ltd also decided not to venture onto
the witness stand.
She is now touring the country at $25,000 a pop,
addressing audiences in Los Angeles, Chicago,
Miami and elsewhere, on how she single-handedly
"slew the dragon." And good luck to her, I say;
I hear she's complaining about three months' loss
of income, though Emory University, it seems, gave
her three months' paid leave of absence for the
trial, during which she lived in a luxury London hotel.
Of course, nobody pays me for the three years
I lost preparing the trial.
I had no choice, given that Lipstadt's allies
had for ten times as long spearheaded a dirty
war to destroy my livelihood by putting secret
pressure on my publishers like The Viking Press,
St Martins Press and Doubleday Inc.
My pre-trial offer to Lipstadt and her publisher
(twice stated, in writing) was to end
the action if they confidentially paid 500 pounds
($750) to a charity for the limbless in memory of
my disabled daughter. During the trial itself I
furthermore twice guaranteed to end the trial and
accept defeat if they would fly to Auschwitz and
bring back photographic proof of the four apertures
in the flat roof of the "gas chamber" (Krema II,
right) through which they said the cyanide crystals
were poured in. (The roof is still there; there
are no such holes).
The defense lawyers fighting this action have
so far spent $6m. The Washington Post, London
Jewish Chronicle and Sunday Telegraph
reported that the money came from the American
Jewish Committee, Steven Spielberg, and
Edgar J Bronfman Jr.
Since Deborah Lipstadt has recently denied
that the $6m came from "the Jewish community", we
must assume she paid it herself.
There certainly seems to be a lot of money on
the table in this fight against the lone historical
revisionists like myself -- or on one of the tables,
anyway. On the day I picked up Mr Justice Gray's
damning judgment against me in my libel action against
Lipstadt I also received a list of the payments made
to her expert witnesses. I posted them immediately on my
Internet website (www.focal.org/online).
Some people must have rubbed their eyes in disbelief
to see that these mediocre British and German scholars
were paid upwards of $200,000 each for their testimony:
they deserve medals of valor for staying neutral
between the contending parties (as sworn to by law),
one of whom had given them this fortune, with prospects
of more -- Prof. Richard Evans has just accepted a
post on the Holocaust art theft panel -- while
the other had paid them nothing.
The judge found, incidentally, that there were
three major lies in Lipstadt's book Denying the Holocaust:
that I sit in my office under a portrait of Adolph Hitler;
that I am cahoots with Louis Farrakhan and the
Hizbollah leaders; and
that I damaged the historic glass microfiches
(right) containing the Goebbels diaries in the
Moscow archives and broke an agreement with them.
Have newspaper readers been told that Judge Gray
also found that I am not "obsessed with
racism", and that given that Lipstadt or her allies
have done their utmost to destroy my career, it can
not be termed "anti-Semitism" when I criticise
them for it.
Oh, and he also referred to my record as a
military historian in glowing terms: the odd
thing is that, in his judgment, and because he
is so advised by the "experts", I suffer a monstrous
and malevolent blind spot when it comes to my
criticisms of Holocaust history -- the numbers,
the methods, and whether Hitler ever ordered
it or not.
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