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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rabi' al-Thani 26,1427/May 24, 2006 #32

Jamaat al-Muslimeen News [3 items]
P.O. Box 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234

Imam Warith Deen Umar Refuses to Plea Bargain: Firm Stand Against State Terrorism

At the hearing on May 23 in New York, the government threatened Imam 'Umar that if he does not admit his fault, he will be tried and sent to prison for at least a year. His "fault" is that he had a gun charge THREE DECADES BACK.

The government wanted that not only he should admit his "guilt," he should guarantee that he will not sue the government, and he should give his DNA and his plea should be signed by an officer of Homeland Security. In other words, an attempt to connect him to 'terrorist organizations' is underway. His passport has been seized and his movement has been restricted to the state of New York.

Imam Umar is fighting back against the violation of his rights. He wants the government to return his computers and his papers, discs, books, etc. He refused to plea bargain, so now the next hearing will be held on May 31.

We urge Muslims and people of conscience to rally in support of this Islamic leader. Imam Umar is following the example of the Prophet, pbuh. He is one of the few who are comparable to Imam Jamil al-Amin and Malcolm X. [Allah Akbar wa lilla hil Hamd.]

ROLL BACK the Zionist Offensive Against Sudan: Hodari Abdul Ali Speaks

On May 21, a program about Sudan and the tragic situation in its Darfur region was held at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore, Maryland. The keynote speaker was Br. Hodari Abdul Ali, a distinguished Muslim and businessman from Washington, DC and an activist for peace in the African-American community.

Br. Hodari's presentation was systematic and quite thorough. He spoke for about 90 minutes, starting with a review of the geography and history of the Nile civilization rooted in Sudan. He explained at some length the genesis of the civil war in southern Sudan. It was NOT a war between Christians and Muslims, he said. Christians are only 5% of the Sudan and owing to the fighting many of them took refuge in the Islamic city of Khartoum.

A video clip was shown from a '60' Minutes CBS program which brought out how the fraudulent story of "slavery in Sudan" was manufactured and sold to the American people.

About Darfur, Br. Hodari explained the hollowness of the propaganda which presents the conflict as "genocide" by the Sudanese government. He identified the two sides in the conflict, how the fighting was initiated by the rebels, and the efforts being made to bring about peace.

Br. Hodari, a tall, impressive personality, who spoke perfect English and seemed to have researched his subject thoroughly, brought to the audience the vicious web of lies being woven by the enemies of Islam. The effort is being made, he said, to paint such a horrifying picture of Islam with reference to Sudan that the growing process of conversion to Islam in America may be stopped.

The program was chaired by Dr. Kaukab Siddique who urged the audience to realize the imminent danger to Sudan from the Zionist-Jewish lobby. America's Jewish organizations have united againjst Sudan, he said. He urged Muslims to speak out and to answer the lies of the Israelis who want to push the U.S. into starting another "Iraq" in Sudan.

Among the distinguished guests present were Dr. Abdul Alim Shabazz, Sis. Zakia Mahasa [Baltimore's first Muslim woman judge], the editor of Salam magazine, Baltimore's oldest Islamic African-American paper, Ken Meyercord, producer of Fairfax Public Access, and Muslms from several African countries.

Closing remarks were made by Sis. Ashira who lived for an extended period of time in Sudan and who initiated the counterattack on the Zionist anti-Sudan propaganda started by the Baltimore Sun paper several years back.

Beware, Beware, here comes Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Who? Many Muslims don't know the havoc this lady has wrought in Holland. She had some genuine complaints against the Muslims of her homeland, Somalia, including her father, regarding mistreatment of women. She came as an immigrant to Holland and was rapidly promoted by the anti-Islam and racist elements in Dutch society. She then attacked Islam outright and went on to abuse and insult Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him. The more she abused Islam, the more the right wing Dutch hailed her till she became member of Parliament! Now the Dutch find that she is a liar and her lies have been caught in her legal paperwork. So now she is leaving Holland and coming to the U.S., and guess whose "think Tank" she is going to work for?: Richard Perle, one of the Jewish leaders of America's war party. Already, the New York Times and other U.S. papers have welcomed her and have shown her as a "victim."

Hirsi Ali created so much hatred in Holland against Islam that she was able to help produce a movie with famed movie producer Theo Von Gogh, brazenly attacking Islam. In the movie, verses of the Qur'an are shown written on the bodies of abused women. The film producer was killed by an enraged Moroccan Muslim who refused to defend himself when taken to court. Dutch racists then attacked and burned numerous Islamic schools and mosques. Hirsi Ali's hate campaign scarred Holland.

Now this woman is coming to the U.S. This will be Michelle Malkin with a Muslim name.

Important News:
New Trend Suggests, Islamic Scholars Symbolically Try Bush, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld etc for Crimes Against Humanity and Violation of International Law.

Too Little Too Late: A body of the United Nations has accused the United States government of torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. It has urged the U.S. to close down the Guantanamo detention center.
New Trend's observers say that the UN's anti-torture affiliate seems to have suddenly awakened to the reality after three years of worldwide condemnation of the U.S. government's activities.
New Trend was the first to point out that the setting up of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was a violation of International law as it involved the transportation of people away from their homeland. Lawyers for some of the Islamic detainees say that more than 80% of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners have nothing to do with al-Qaida or Taliban.
The U.S. government is involved in crimes against International Law and crimes against humanity. Does any UN organization have the moral courage to state that reality? It's up to the Islamic world to bring charges against Bush and his Zionist-Jewish war party involved in these crimes. Less than 36% of the American people support Bush's policies of open ended war. Congressman Murtha [D-PA] has accused U.S. marines of murder of civilians in Haditha, Iraq. Ramsey Clark is leading a campaign to impeach Bush. In fact Bush, Wolfowitz, Perle, Rumsfeld and some of the Generals in the field should be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity. If the men led by General Abizaid and General Pace include forces which destroy entire villages to be able to kill one guerrilla fighter, there should be a war crimes tribunal to try these men. There is no point in punishing small fry as was done in the Abu Ghraib torture and degradation cases.

USA a failed state which has no solution to its problems? USA's prison population has grown by 2.6%. Each week another 1,000 inmates enter U.S. prisons.
[CNN Headline News, May 21, 2006]
[Ed. note: For America's oppressed people, Islam is the only solution.]
On the other end of the spectrum, a top housing industry mortgage network, Fanny Mae, is so crooked that it has been fined $400 million for cheating in its account books, to give bonuses to its bosses.

Malcolm X's May 19th Anniversary: There is deafening silence from the four letter groups of Muslims about the man most responsible for the spread of Islam in America, al-Hajj Malik Shabazz [Malcolm X]. W.D.'s group used to talk about Malcolm X in an effort to glorify their own uncle tom leader: now they don't even try. These groups are working so closely in step with the policies of the Bush adminstration that even mentioning the martyr of Islam in America might close the doors of the White House on them.

Remember how strong Malcolm was about the U.S. CIA's activities in the Congo [leading to the murder of Lumumba]. Now these "Muslims made in America" keep their flocks not only away from any criticism of the U.S., but expressed deep sorrow that they were not allowed to speak in the Jewish rally which was mobilizing support for U.S. interference in Sudan through propaganda about Darfur. Imagine what Malcolm would have said.

The Malcolm X of today, Imam Jamil al-Amin is being humiliated in prison [with strip searches and 23 hour lockdown]. Not a word of protest from these hypocrites who claim to be Muslims. They are using their funds to misdirect and control thousands of Muslims in their "meet-you-in-the-Hilton" "Islamic" conventions.

Massacre in Afghanistan
U.S. Claimed it Killed 80 Taliban and 16 Civilians but Almost all are Women and Children.

U.S. government agencies were triumphant early on May 22 and proclaimed that 80 Taliban had been killed and 50 wounded and that (alas) 16 civilians had also been killed. A U.S. air strike had hit the village of Azizi, near Kandahar. [Fox TV News.] However by that evening, U.S. news sources suddenly downgraded the U.S. victory to "20 Taliban killed" and another 50 dead not clearly identified.

The U.S. media said that 16 civilians had been killed because the Taliban were "hiding among civilians."

However, on May 23 Pakistani Urdu language newspapers gave details of the attack which indicated that the U.S. air force has carried out a massacre of civilians and that Taliban losses were neglible in the air attack. The most detailed account appeared in the Urdu daily Ummat, probably the only paper which has reporters on the ground in Kandahar.

As the bodies started arriving in Kandahar's main hospital, it was clearly that the 70 killed are ALL civilians, mostly women and children. One refugee from Azizi, named Ata Muhammad, eyewitness to the attack, lost 26 members of his family in the bombing. The chief of the local tribe Haji Ahmad Jan, said that American planes bombed the homes of ordinary people and that there were NO TALIBAN there. He testified that most of those killed are women and children. Afghans who arrived at Chaman in Pakistan say that American started their bombing raids in the middle of the night. The entire village was wiped out and piles of bodies were being brought out.

The U.S. does seem to have committed an atrocity because "coalition forces" are not allowing journalists from entering the actual area which has been hit. Villagers say that the mosque [masjid] and Islamic school in the village were bombed. The U.S. bombs Islamic places of worship because it believes that if such places are hit, at least some of the martyrs will be Taliban because the fighters are known for their intense devotion to the Qur'an and the Sunnah, reports say.

The daily Ummat adds that all the martyrs, mostly women and children, were fast asleep when the U.S. air force hit the village. The bombing went on for several hours [repeated sorties, in U.S. air force jargon]. According to the latest reports, even Karzai, the U.S. puppet, is showing concern, and the U.S. has promised to investigate how civilians got killed.

Please take a minute of your time to call the Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, to show support for freedom of expression. The Editor of New Trend called him on May 23. See info below..

Action Alert: Defend Free Speech at UC Irvine
May 22, 2006

During the week of May 15, 2006, the Muslim Student Union at the University of California, Irvine held a campaign titled "Holocaust in the Holyland" that included a number of events including lectures by Norman Finklestein and others, a rally that included solidarity with worker's rights and other social justice issues, and the building of a mock Israeli Apartheid wall. One of the lectures was titled "Israel: the 4th Reich."
The official university response to student and community objections to these titles has been to uphold the MSU's free speech rights. However, we fear that the pressure of local and national Zionist organizations may be pressuring the university to take a different approach. In addition, UC Irvine is being sued by the Zionist Organization of America in the Civil Rights Office of the U.S. Department of Education for allegedly fostering an anti-Semitic climate on campus. For these reasons, it is important that we applaud and support the position of the university administration at this time. For more background information, see below.

MSU's Mock Apartheid Wall
"Irvine held a campaign titled "Holocaust in the Holyland" that included a number of events including lectures by Norman Finklestein and others, a rally that included solidarity with worker's rights and other social justice issues, and the building of a mock Israeli Apartheid wall."

How to Help:
Write letters, email and call administrators at the University of California, Irvine, and suggest the following talking points: Please send letters and emails, and make phone calls to the following people:
Chancellor Michael Drake
University of California, Irvine
The Chancellor's Office
510 Administration
Irvine, CA 92697-1900
phone: 949-824-5111
fax: 949-824-2087

Manuel Gomez
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
University of California, Irvine
Student Affairs Office
405 Administration
Irvine, CA 92697-5180
Phone: 949-824-4804
Fax: 949-824-2763

More on the Attack on Free Speech at UCI
While the official position of the university as been an admirable one, individual university administrators have taken it upon themselves to make condemnatory statements about the MSU titles that may serve to undermine the university's protection of the free speech rights of all students. First, in the LA Times article that reported on these titles as "slogans", the Dean of Students at UCI, Sally Peterson, stated, in response to the MSU titles: "Hate speech is also protected speech. There's no law against being a jerk, basically." Second, on May 13, 2006, at an event celebrating undergraduate research at UCI, an event which many of our community members attended, the Dean of Undergraduate Education, Sharon Salinger, ended her keynote speech by discussing the news story about the MSU events, condemning the titles, and saying that the MSU was "clearly trying to incite someone." These two statements made by individual administrators at UCI conflate the MSU with the titles of these specific events, and, more importantly, assume that the two titles are hate speech.
The problem here is that the MSU titles, which are clearly anti-Zionist in nature, are being treated as though they are anti-Semitic. Once again, it is necessary for us to underscore that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism, and that making such accusations is a way of silencing legitimate public debate about Israeli state policies.
Another factor in this situation is that over the past few years, there have been a number of student- organized events at UCI that included hate speech or vandalism against the MSU. Two examples are the display of a charred Israel bus that had been destroyed in a "suicide bombing" in January 2005 by a Zionist organization, and the more recent display of the racist Danish cartoons by a Republican student organization at an event where one of the speakers referred to Islam as an "evil religion." Again in those instances, the official response of the university was to uphold free speech rights. However, similar ad- hoc comments condemning those events were not made by individual administrators the way that they have been in the case of the MSU titles.
To summarize: The administration of UC Irvine, to its credit, has thus far defended the MSU's right to free speech. However, a Zionist letter- writing campaign is underway in an effort to sway the administration, and several individual administrators on campus have made statements condemning of the MSU's titles as hate speech (while continuing to uphold their right to free speech).

We encourage all to take action now to support MSU and defend the right of free speech! It is imperative that we act now to counter the Zionist campaign that is currently working to try to convince the administration that the MSU's free speech rights should not be upheld in this case.

The Defense of Civil Rights in Academia (DCRA)
National Council of Arab Americans (NCA)

phone: 530.756.5548

2006-05-24 Wed 18:24:25 cdt