Rabi' al-Awwal 25,1427/April 24, 2006 #27
PERSONAL: [from the editor] Dr. Alauddin Shabazz, my long
time friend from Chicago, was seriously hurt in a car
accident on Saturday , April 22, and was air lifted to
a hospital in Peoria. He has not emerged from coma yet.
Please pray for his recovery. Dr. Alauddin Shabazz, years
back, helped me to understand Minister Farrakhan's role
in African-American Islam. An author, a deeply erudite
man, a devout Muslim, Dr. Alauddin willingly helped me
with Islamic activities. He is a prolific writer, a gracious
Imam, an excellent speaker and an effective teacher.
May Allah heal his injuries.
WAR NEWS: Collected by New Trend's Media Monitor.
IRAQ: Heavy fighting went on through April between
the Islamic resistance and U.S. forces. According to U.S.
media, 59 U.S. troops were killed by the mujahideen in
the first 23 days of April. Sectarian killings are also
going on. Shia hit squads are executing Sunnis every
night. In response mujahideen have attacked and killed
dozens of Shia police hired by the U.S.-installed
government. The U.S. media concentrate on the sectarian
strife and leave out any reports on when and where U.S.
troops were killed.
Afghanistan: Taliban offensive is underway.
Heavy fighting is reported from Helmand and Zabul
provinces with losses on both sides. The U.S. launched
a massive offensive in Kunar province but its forces
were evaded by the Taliban during a week of evasive
activity. U.S. media report that four CANADIAN troops
were killed in a Taliban attack in the Kandahar area.
[April 21] Thus Canada has lost 15 troops in an Islamic
land where they seem to be lost. A U.S. security column
with civilian security guards was wiped out on April 23.
The Taliban set 16 vehicles in the convoy on fire.
Pakistan: April 20: Fighting has broken out
again in North Waziristan. This time the mujahideen
scored against the Pakistani army. Near MiranShah,
Islamic fighters hit a Pakistan unit and killed 7
Pakistani troops and wounded 28. Pakistani helicopter
gunships counterattacked killing 6 Islamic fighters as
they retreated into the mountains.
Four persons reputed to be Afghan spies of the U.S.
coming in from Afghanistan were killed and their bodies
put on display with letters on their bodies condemning
them as spies of the "kafir."
KASHMIR: Indian occupation forces tried to kill
mujahideen in a number of battles on April 18-20. Five
Indian troops plus a mujahid from Harakat Jihad and
another two from Lashkar Taiba were killed.
OSAMA BIN LADEN, leader of the armed Islamic forces,
al-Qaidah, seems to be alive and well-informed. In a
new audio tape on al-Jazeerah, April 23, he urged
Muslims to support Sudan in its struggle against UN
intervention in Darfur. He renewed his concern about
Israeli atrocities in Palestine. [As New Trend reported
at that time, Palestine was Osama's original concern in
his jihad against the U.S.]
EGYPT: April 24. A resort area in the Sinai frequented
by Israelis, affluent Egyptians and foreigners underwent
three bomb explosions. First reports indicate 23 killed 60
wounded. Eyewitnesses indicate large numbers of ambulances
leaving the area; hence the casualties may be higher than
reported. The Egyptian dictator has left no doors open
for peaceful change. Observers say that the Jihad groups
seem to be successfully evading security. With no peaceful
dialogue possible, the targets seem to be places of
pleasure prohibited in Islam which involve liquor,
gambling, night clubs and Israeli and western tourists.
No one has claimed responsibility yet. Previous attacks
targed Israelis in Egyptian resorts.
Special interest groups on campuses and elsewhere are
raising the specter of genocide in Sudan. Yet these
groups have voiced no opposition to the Iraq War or to
the occupation of Palestine. And they have presented
little or no documentation of their oft-quoted statistics
accusing the Sudan government of genocide.
A Video Presentation on Sudan by Hodari Abdul Ali,
founder of Give Peace a Chance (GPAC).
Date: Sunday, May 21
Time: 5:00 pm (sharp)
Place: The Islamic Center
4624 York Road, Baltimore
(Near the Intersection of York Road
and E. Cold Spring Lane)
Admission: $5.00 donation (includes dinner)
Tickets must be bought before the program.
No tickets at the door.
Hodari Ali is a longtime DC-based human rights
activist. He visited Sudan as part of a fact-finding
mission on behalf of GPAC. For years, his independent
bookstores—Pyramid Books and Dar Es-Salaam Bookstore
and Health Center--have served as centers of education
and independent thought for local Maryland and DC communities.
Sponsored by: Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen,
The Islamic Center (York Road Corridor)
For more information, call: (410) 435-5000 [Click on "Masjid"]
New Trend exclusive
Facts on Bias in the Media: Heavily Documented Paper
on the Israel Lobby being Attacked to discredit its
by [Dr] Wilmer Leon
We have a real problem with bias in our media
for a number of reasons.
1) There are fewer and fewer independent news
gathering entities, so most of our media outlets
are using the same sources for their information.
2) Racial minorities are severely underrepresented in
decision making positions in the media. Stories about
African Americanas, their communities, and issues relevant
to them are generally driven, reported, and framed by
people whose perspectives are alien at best to the
African American experience.
3) Sources. A study of ABC World News, CBS Evening
News, and NBC Nightly News showed that 92% of all U.S.
sources interviewed were white, 85% were male, and
where party affiliation was identifiable, 75% were Republican.
In our editorial pages and Op-Ed pages the balance is
questionable. It should not be about my agreeing or
disagreeing with you; it should be can I trust the
honesty and integrity in which the writers collect
their data and the manner in which they write. A recent
example is with the criticism of a study that alleges
US sets aside own security interests for Israel's.
Two leading political scientists, John J.
Mearsheimer (U of Chicago) and Stephen Walt (Harvard)
wrote a paper alleging that the US relationship with
Israel is not good for US security. These two
scholars have come under vicious attack and the
scholarship of their research has been called into
question. Various pro-Israel lobbying and interest
groups are responsible for this criticism. Statements
such as their paper "... is marred by numerous errors
of fact, logic and omission, has inaccurate citations,
displays extremely poor judgment regarding sources,
and contrary to basic scholarly standards, ignores
previous serious work on the subject. The bottom line:
virtually every word and argument is, or ought to be,
in serious dispute" have been made.
What's interesting about these attacks is they are
vague, general and cite no examples of the points
they are trying to present or the positions they are
trying to defend. When I read the paper (it's 88
pages long), almost 40 pages of it are "end-notes."
It's incredibly well researched and documented. It
meets the basic standards of scholarship that I have
come to appreciate as an academician and Ph.D. It's
the criticisms that are baseless, lack supporting
documentation, and are rhetorical.
Point being, in a country where "free-speech" is
supposed to be guaranteed, individuals such as
supporters of the Jewish interest do want individuals
to engage in well researched and informed debate about
America's motivations in its protection of Israel.
Informed debate and the free exchange of ideas are at
the heart of democracy. Open dialog in the 'public
square" is what makes our democracy work. A well
informed citizenry is the corner stone of the democratic
process. Supporters of the Jewish interests do not want
that dialog to take place when it is perceived to be a
threat to their interests.
Again, no clear examples of how Marshier and Walt's work
is in error. No direct citations of "errors of fact,
logic and omission." Just rhetoric, rhetoric, and more
rhetoric. It's that type of rhetoric that now has us
invading sovereign countries and threatening to invade others.
Now some may accuse me of being anti-Semitic. That can't
be further from the truth. First, I question the whole
basis of the antisemitism argument as it has been co-opted
to apply only to those of the Jewish faith. Second, this
is not an "anti-Jewish" discussion. It is anti repressive
and genocidal policy of the Israeli government. Not all
supporters of the Israeli government are Jewish and not
all Jews support the policies of the Israeli government.
Don't take my word for it. Just engage in open and honest
dialog and see for yourself!
Dr. Wilmer Leon, a prominent independent radio broadcaster,
hosts the "On With Leon" radio show and teaches at
Howard University in Washington, DC.
In Response to the Jewish Thought Police:
David Irving Documented Churchill's Policy of
Mass Murder of German Civilians: Churchill's Adviser
in this Genocidal Policy was a Jew:
Lord Cherwell or the 'Prof.'
by Kaukab Siddique
Who would have thought that in an era of worldwide
propaganda about democracy and freedom of expression,
a distinguished historian, David Irving, would be
arrested in Austria, a self-proclaimed bastion of freedom!
When Irving was sentenced to three years in prison
for having expressed doubts, 16 years back, about
the Jewish story of the "holocaust," one would have
expected "Great" Britain to protest. After all Irving
is a loyal British citizen! But the British government
showed no concern at such a gross violation of the
rights of one of its emonent citizens.
Not only that, the British press and even the BBC
went into a wave of ecstatic self-congratulation at
the humiliation of this man of letters. The question
arises: Why such inhumanity, why such crass joy at
the suffering of a scholar?
The answer lies in the monumental research work Irving
carried out on Winston Churchill, the man whom the
British consider the hero of the Second World War.
Irving found documentary evidence, from original,
often hitherto classified, diaries and government
papers which shows that Churchill was a coward and
a fraud. Not only that, Churchill was a mass murderer
who crafted the policy of area bombing of German cities,
aimed at the annihilation of German civilian populations.
Irving also discovered evidence that Churchill was a
great ally of the Zionist movement, though sometimes
he played fast and loose with his Jewish friends. Often,
if not always, with Churchill was his closest adviser,
especially in the bombing of civilians, Lord Cherwell,
a Jew who was nicknamed 'the Prof,' a Jew from Alsace
whose real name was Friedrich Lindemann. [Irving
provides a photo of the 'Prof.']
Before we note Irving's documentation of the genocidal
bombing of German cities by Churchill, let us look
briefly at what the British air force did to civilians
who were NOT German but needed to be killed because
they were close to German military-related installations
in Europe. This kind of mass killing is very relevant
to understanding what is happening in Iraq today, because
it appears that Churchill's policies of mass murder of
civilians were quickly picked up by the allies of the
British, the Americans.
Here is an instance of the slaughter of FRENCH civilians
by Churchill's air force. Remember that French public
opinion was not all anti-Hitler and pro-British as is
often made out to be in the popular media of our times.
In March 1942, the British air force killed more than
500 French men, women and children at Billancourt in
northern Paris while ostensibly bombing a German
weapons factory, and seriously injured more than
1,000 French civilians. France declared a day of
National Mourning on March 7. USA had an embassy
in Vichy France [which was allied to Germany] and
the US embassy too lowered its flag.
Irving gives other instances of the slaughter of
non-German civilians who were friends of the Germans,
and then he gives instances of the incineration of
entire German cities by the British and the U.S.
This was not British hatred or a war related tactic.
It was pure and simple GENOCIDE well-thought-out and
programmed by Winston Churchill, as documented by Irving.
Do other historians, allied to the victors, provide
instances of British and U.S. bombing of civilians
allied to or living near the Germans? Very seldom,
and then only as mistakes [what the U.S. calls
'collateral damage' today in Iraq.] Max Hastings,
for instance, mentions the bombing of the Hague in
Holland by the British air force on March 3, 1945.
Buried deep inside a paragraph on page 415 of his
book we find the information that the British air
raid on the Hague "killed 511 people and destroyed
3,250 houses" and made 12,000 people homeless. After
making various excuses for the raid, the writer
concedes without further discussion that "Misdirected
Allied bombs caused the deaths of substantially more
people in the nations of occupied Europe than the
[German] Luftwaffe killed in its blitz on Britain." 
The difference between Irving and Hastings is that
Irving's research unearthed the Churchillian policy
of mass murder of civilians. Note that we have not
yet reached the discussion of the destruction of
German cities. [To be continued]
1. Churchill's War II. Triumph in Adversity by
David Irving, p.361. [This is a 1051 page book,
published in 2001, hard back with numerous photos.
New Trend obtained a few copies from Irving before
he was arrested. Order for $50 from: New Trend,
P.O. Box 356, Kingsville, MD 21087.]
2. Armageddon. The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945
by Max Hastings, 2004, 581 pages.
Letter: Re: Personal [Memorial Service for Editor's mother.]
As salaamu alaikum
Dear brother Kaukab :may Allah relieve you and your
family from the loss of your beloved mother. Inna
lillahi wa inna illahi rajeeoon. (From Allah we
come and to Allah we must return). She sounds like
an enlightened intellect and wonderful mother. You
are truly blessed and she is blessed to have a good
son who prays for her. May Allah continue to bless
you in your important work.
Your brother in Islam,
[Imam ] Warith Deen Umar [Albany, New York]
Don't Call me American
Thanks for sending New Trend
Thanks for the mails.
How are you and the family?
Hope that this will meet you in the best of health.
May Allah (SWT) reward you for all the efforts.
LETTER: Re: Personal [ Memorial Service for Editor's mother]
I did not realize that your mother was such a noble
warrior. May Allah Bless her soul and give her Jenna.
I am sorry to hear of her passing. I would like to
know more about her. Now I see where you get your
unrelenting desire for equality and Islamic fervour.
[New York, New York]
Letter: RE: How Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, gave women their rights. #4
Dear Br Kaukab,
assalaamu alaykum. Thanks for the information about
women in Mosques. People still do not understand the
differnce between Segregation and Separation. I still
hear Muslims proudly proclaim that they believe in
segregation of men and women. I still hear men saying
that they will not speak to a women in a meeting in a
mosque unless there is a curtain there! What's worse,
is that they are all born in the west.
I think the origin of the new trend towards niqab is
part of a Saudisation process.
Do you have any evidence of this?
I hear of new sisters wearing scarves, saying they are
working their way "up" to niqab!
Women seem to think there is something meritorious
in wearing black as well. Where does that come from?
Shoaib [London, England]
2006-04-25 Tue 21:39:32 cdt