Rabi' al-Thani 29,1427/May 27, 2006 #33
to Masaud Khan's 90 yrs sentence: the inside story.
Also, check the new "qadianiat":
ISNA and Pentagon at war together against Muslims,
in ISNA's own words.
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Bush and Blair admit "Mistakes":
Claim "Democracy" in Place in Iraq!
by New Trend Media Monitor
On May 25, Bush, whose support has dropped below 34%,
and Blair, whose support has dropped below 26%, had a
press conference in Washington, DC. It was quite a
funny performance. Out of the two, Blair is more of a
smooth talker, the well-oiled liar, while Bush is the
bumbler who tries to use his high school level
stumblings as matters of popular humor.
Bush claimed that 'mistakes' had been made in Iraq,
including the search for WMD's and the "bring it on"
braggadocio. He also sounded downcast about the
"dead or alive" statement about Osama.
In any real democracy, people with only 34% or 26% support
would have resigned, but Bush and Blair are pledging that
they will stick to their policies of war and aggression.
Blair is quite blatant in his claims that "democracy" is
in place in Iraq. If he had even a nodding acquaintance
with international law, he would know that ELECTIONS HELD
UNDER MILITARY OCCUPATION have no validity. The military
occupation itself is illegal: hence every action carried
out under its umbrella is illegal.
The occupation forces found some Shias, some Kurds and some
Sunnis to form a "government" under the protection of
131,000 U.S. and 9,000 British troops. When ONE BILLION
DOLLARS a week are being spent by the occupiers, any number
of collaborators can be bought to form a "government."
These collaborators, Blair calls the "government" of Iraq
which is telling him not to withdraw the occupation forces!
The majority of the people who are resisting the occupation,
either with weapons or peacefully, are considered
"insurgents" and terrorists by Bush and Blair.
WAR NEWS: [Based on Urdu language Media.]
Taliban Offensive Continues Despite Heavy U.S. Bombardment
May 25-26. More than 3,000 Afghan villagers fled the
Panjwai district south west of Kandahar following the
heaviest bombardment of the war carried out by the
U.S. air force. The refugees say that the bombing has
wiped out their homes, their agriculture and all their assets.
Meanwhile, Karzai, the U.S. installed ruler of Kabul,
rushed to Kandahar to mobilize his renegade forces
against the Taliban. His troops include Shias from
Hazarajat, Communist Uzbeks from the north and Sunni
mercenaries bought with U.S. currency. He advised Afghans
not to give shelter to Taliban to avoid U.S. bombing.
Observers say that the U.S. is using the "sledgehammer
to kill a fly" approach which does not work with nimble
guerrilla forces like the Taliban who know the country
well. Almost all the 100 Afghans massacred by the U.S.
in the village of Azizi were civilians but the U.s. is
still insisting that "only" 16 civilians were killed.
The U.S. is seemingly being misinformed by its Afghan
mercenaries. Last week, it was announced that the U.S.
had captured Mullah Dadullah, the legendary field
commander of the Taliban's Islamic elite forces. Three
days later, the story turned out to be incorrect. Karzai's
people are also following the propaganda line that they
are killing 10 Taliban for every soldier they lose. Till
now there is no evidence of any such Taliban losses and
the propaganda play could backfire.
One sign of the Taliban's successes is that on May 24
CNN finally sent one of its leading reporters to Kabul
and she conceded [May 25 CNN] that the Taliban are
probably in control of large swathes of southern Afghanistan.
[NEW TREND was way ahead of CNN. We reported 6 months back
that the Taliban rule most Helmand, Zabul, Ghazni, Paktia,
Paktika, Nangarhar, Kunar, Kandahar and Logar provinces and
would rule openly if the U.S. air force were not available
to the Karzai clique. Guerrilla forces cannot go on the
offensive without secure local support and bases.]
Now May 22, the French government has declared that the
Taliban seem to be mobilizing even in the north of Afghanistan.
The Taliban offensive began on May 5 when the Taliban shot
down a U.S. helicopter in Kunar province killing 10 U.S.
troops. Canadian, French and British troops have
reported Taliban attacks.
The fighting in Panjwai district of Kandahar [where the U.S.
air force is carrying out area bombing] began on May 17 when
the Taliban attacked "coalition" forces. A Canadian soldier
and 9 Afghan mercenary troops were killed. Karzai's media
declared that 25 Taliban had also been killed In Herat
province, on May 18, a martyrdom operator blew up a U.S.
tank, killing a U.S. soldier.
In Qala Musa [Helmand province], 13 Afghan mercenary
[probably Shias] troops were killed in a ferocious Taliban
attack. The Karzai forces then counterattacked and claimed
to have killed "dozens" of Taliban.
May 26: In the LATEST fighting, Taliban raiders killed a
Karzai military GENERAL, Saadalla, in Helmand province.
In Nangarhar province, Taliban blew up two U.S. military
trucks but no losses were reported. The same day, the
raiders blew up three trucks carrying food supplies to
U.S. troops in Paktika province killing their drivers.
The Emergence of "terrorist" Islamic Leaders'
Tapes and Conspiracy Theories
New Trend Analysis
The latest tape is from Osama bin Laden, the leader
of the global armed Islamic forces. In it he says that
Zacariah Moussaoui, a French Muslim, whom a U.S. court
has sentenced to life in prison, was not involved in
the 9.11 attacks and the attacks would have been aborted
if the Islamic leadership had known that he knew
anything about them. Thus Osama brands him as unreliable.
Also, in the tape Osama says that he handpicked the 19
who struck the U.S. on 9.11. Also he says that none of
the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay are members of Al-Qaida.
The series of tapes in the last few months started with a
surprise tape from Osama, followed by one from Al-Zawahiri
calling for the overthrow of General Musharraf. An
important tape was from Al-Zarqawi which was quite
detailed and showed his very considerable successes
against U.S. forces in Iraq.
Probably the most important tape is from Hikmatyar,
the controversial Afghan mujahid leader, who expressed
his outright support for Osama and his determination to
participate in the Jihad being carried out by the Taliban.
An important point he made is that not only Pakistan's
General Musharraf but IRAN is COOPERATING with the U.S.
occupation forces against the people of Afghanistan.
New Trend analysts say that if the U.S. and Musharraf
cannot capture Hikmatyar, who has many Afghan enemies
and is easily identifiable, there is no question of
their catching Mullah Omar who is seen as a man devoted
to Allah, something of a saint, of whom hardly
any photographs exist.
There must be some territorial depth in the Islamic
struggle in Iraq for al-Zarqawi to come out with such
a detailed video tape of his activities. Similarly in
Afghanistan, there have to be wide swathes of territory
controlled by the Taliban in which Osama and al-Zawahiri,
Egypt's Islamic hero, can live without being spotted or
betrayed in spite of $50 million reward money being
offered by the U.S.
The tapes coming from Islamic leaders who are outside
the pale of humanity for Americans create serious
dissonance both in the U.S. power structure and in the
conspiracy theory circles of opponents of the U.S.
government. For the U.S., it is a sign of the failure
of its military power that none of the top leaders of
the Islamic fighting forces have been captured or killed.
For the conspiracy people, there is a serious mental problem.
Some of them believe that perhaps Osama does not even exist
and has been invented by Bush for the sake of waging war.
Others believe that 9.11 was an inside job: perhaps Bush
did it himself, or the Israelis did it, or the CIA did it.
They believe explosions inside 9.11 meant explosives had
been placed in the Twin Towers to implode them from within!
Why was the U.S. air force, with its best bases on the east
coast, unable to shoot down the planes?
[They do not know that a direct order was required from the
President for this to be done to planes carrying Americans.]
They believe a missile, not a plane, hit the Pentagon.
Another interesting theory is that the planes were "remote controlled!"
Some of the C. theorists even believe that some of the
alleged hijackers are alive and living in their homes
in Saudi Arabia! The conspiracy people were taken aback
to hear Muhammad Atta's voice recording: "we have planes..."
etc. and the 6 Takbirs by the hijackers who crashed
a plane in Pennsylvania. Invented sounds?
[One hijacker was known for his unIslamic behavior and had a
girl friend in Germany. He should have been in the mosque,
not in Las Vegas, before he sacrificed his life, the theorists say.]
Al-Zarqawi did not exist for these theorists for quite some time.
The bottom line is that for the theorists Muslims can't
fly planes and the U.S. and Israel are so powerful that
whatever happens in the world comes from them.
By contrast, the U.S. government thinks that any Muslim
who took flight training might be tempted to repeat 9.11.
More than a year back, a Sudanese cab driver was arrested
in North Carolina because his record showed he had taken
some flight training in his native Sudan!
Corporate Support for Jewish Agenda on Darfur
Oprah Winfrey Brings Elie Wiesel to Vent Hatred Against Sudan:
"Holocaust" Drama on TV
by New Trend's Media Monitor
It was show time on May 25, 2006. The richest woman
in America, Oprah Winfrey, with a huge viewing audience,
threw the full weight of her show behind the forces
calling for war against Sudan.
Oprah was advertising Elie Wiesel's book Night
on her show, thus providing free publicity to a totally
one-sided view of the Second World War. Wiesel was sitting
in Oprah's studio looking very wise and highly moral in
his attitude. He declared, "it's an outrage," about the
situation in Darfur and claimed that the Sudanese are
carrying out gang rape of Darfurian women. it was not
clear how he found out and what was his source.
Oprah hung on to every word the wily Jew said as if he was
speaking the absolute truth. He claimed without batting an
eyelid that the "holocaust" is the "most documented
tragedy in history." In fact the "holocaust" is the weakest
story which has come out of the Second World War, so much
so that leading critics of the "holocaust" myth, such as
David Irving, Ernest Zundel and Germar Rudolf are
in prison. There is no way the Jewish lobby could stand up
to a critical appraisal of the "holocaust;" hence discussion
and inquiry is forbidden by the corporate media.
Oprah had gone to the extent of carrying out an "essay
contest" on Weisel's book, Night , in which there
were 50 winners. Oprah gave each one $5,000 which was
matched by AT & T. Thus each winner got $10,000! Imagine
the effect this will have had on the innocent, young
people who were tricked into this drama. Probably forever,
they will think that Elie Wiesel wrote the story for
the sake of truth.
In war time, there are always two sides to a story.
Wiesel and Oprah NEVER told their audience that Churchill,
Roosevelt and Stalin reduced EVERY German city to rubble,
incinerating hundreds of thousands of German CIVILIANS
alive. After Hitler fell, millions of German CIVILIANS
were killed by the allies or allowed to die of starvation
and cold. As for RAPE, which Wiesel is alleging in Darfur,
pro-allied historians admit that EVERY German woman from
the age of 8 to 80 was raped by the allies when
they conquered Germany.
The Jewish lobby plays with the minds of young people.
Small school children are regular visitors at the
"holocaust" museum in Washington, DC. They are given
the impression that the Jews were innocent lambs and
the Germans were devils incarnate.
Oprah and Wiesel connected the Darfur tragedy with the
"genocide" in Rwanda. Oprah had two young women in the
studio who had seen the horrors of Rwanda. One thought
her parents had been killed in the bloodshed. Sudenly,
Oprah announced that the parents were not only alive
but had been flown from Rwanda to Oprah's studio. Lo
and behold, the doors opened and the parents, dressed
in the latest finery, walked in to a tearful
re-union with the daughter!
It was done very well indeed!
Oprah did not tell her audience that:
1. The Tutsis, supposed victims of the Rwanda "genocide"
[800,000 killed is the manufactured figure] were only 9%
of the population of Rwanda but were the elites owing to
favors provided by their Belgian masters.
2. The Tutsis started the civil war when they shot down
the plane carrying the elected leader of the Hutus, the
91% majority of the country.
3. In the ensuing conflict, thousands of Hutus and Tutsis
were killed but certainly nowhere near even 100,000.
4. A Tutsi army, armed reportedly by Israel and the U.S.,
swept in from Uganda and established a Tutsi minority
regime based on terror in Rwanda.
5. Almost the entire majority Hutu population was made
homeless, with hundreds of thousands of Hutus driven into
neigboring countries as refugees. Many of them are still refugees.
6. The prisons are full of the Hutu majority while the
tiny Tutsi minority, supposedly the victim of "genocide,"
is ruling the country.
Is it a surprise that Elie Wiesel is silent about the
suffering of the Palestinian people and that Oprah cannot
see the worldwide cataclysm being imposed on the Muslim
world by the Bush administration?
Join the Academic Boycott of Israel
Please, if anyone wants to take a minute or so to send
a message of support, please write to Professor Seaford
at the following email address:
May 18, 2006
British professor refuses request to write article for Israeli journal
By Tamara Traubmann, Haaretz Correspondent
[Brief excerpt with thanks to New Trend reader Ms. Carolyn from Florida.]
A British professor has refused a request to write an
article for an academic journal funded by Israeli universities.
Professor Richard Seaford, from the University of Exeter in
England, refused to write the article, saying he was
taking part in the academic boycott of Israel.
"Alas, I am unable to accept your kind invitation, for
reasons that you may not like. I have, along with many
other British academics, signed the academic boycott of
Israel, in the face of the brutal and illegal
expansionism and the slow-motion ethnic cleansing
being practiced by your government," Seaford wrote to
Dr. Daniella Dueck. Dueck, a lecturer at Bar Ilan
University and a member of the Scripta Classica
Israelica editorial board had requested that
Seaford write a book review for the journal.
Scripta Classica Israelica is published by the
Israeli Society for the Promotion of Classical Studies
and is distributed to subscribers in Israel and abroad.
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Virginina Jihad Network? You gotta be Kiddin'!
Masaud Khan: Sentenced to Life because he is a Muslim:
Appeal Heard May 25
Read and Reflect on what a Joke American Justice has Become!
Masaud Khan, of Pakistani orgin, has always been a
loyal American and has never broken the law. He was
sentenced to life in prison by an American judge who
had been given the framework within which to carry
out the sentencing. Masaud is a middle class person
who lived comfortably with his family in relatively
upscale Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Like many other young Muslims in America, Masaud
re-discovered Islam and started practising it in his
daily life. He did not realize that after 9.11 anyone
practising Islam would be seen as a potential enemy by
the U.S. government . Like many other American Muslims,
he did not realize that America and Islam were at war.
Masaud had never in his wildest dreams thought of America
as an enemy. He and his young friends, like American youth
always have, wanted to help good causes. His good cause
was Kashmir. So during a business trip to Pakistan, he
visited a camp of Lashkar-e-Taiba [LeT].
Remember: at that time, September 2001, LeT had not been
declared a terrorist organization by the U.S. That
happened in December 2001 after the attack on the Indian
Parliament [allegedly by the LeT].
Masaud returned to the U.S. unaware of what was in store for him.
Thus Masaud is being punished for a "crime" which was not
a crime at that time. When the U.S. government cosied up
to the Indian government, it dug up the "Neutrality Act"
to convict Masaud and his friends. [As the Allies did at
Nuremburg, the defendants have been selected at random
and a new law made operational to punish them retrospectively.]
What did Masaud do during his visit to the LeT camp? Guns
had been set up there for target practice. He fired the guns
three times. The judge gave him THIRTY years for each shot he fired.
Was Masaud firing at an Indian soldier or civilian? No! He
was not firing at any person but at a target on a firing range.
Was LeT involved in any actions against the U.S. No!
So why was Masaud given this horrific sentence. Two factors
were involved in his tragedy:
1. The then Attorney General Ashcroft wanted to prove that
terrorists were hiding inside the United States and he had
discovered a whole network of them [Masaud and his friends]
whom he called the "Virginia Jihad Network."
2. The Prosecution was able to break several of Masaud's
friends, including a Korean who claimed that he was a Muslim,
named Kwon, who had been allowed to live in the basement of
Masaud's home. These collaborators, intimidated by the
Prosecution, became tools for the government to pin the
gravest charges on those Muslims who would not plead guilty.
Here are a few notes from the day of the Appeal filed
on May 25 for Masaud, Seifullah & Hammad:
An appeal court is quite different from the large courtrooms
in Alexandria Courthouse. No public is there, predominantly
because of the short time element for arguments to be given
and because there is no room for seating.
Each attorney has already filed briefs in argument of their
case. The date for a hearing is then assigned.
Each attorney is allotted 30 minutes ordinarily to speak,
but since there are three defendants in this case, each
defense attorney was allotted 10 minutes to speak; then
the government was given 30 minutes to speak; followed by
another 2 minutes by defense attorneys, and then 2 minutes
for the government.
Not a lot can be said in that period of time, when the
judges are also asking questions.
Masaud's attorney asked for reduction of the 3 gun counts
to be combined and reduced as one charge, not three. There
was also discussion that Masaud was not given the choice of
jury trial because his case was combined with the other
two defendants (Chapman and Hammad) and the ongoing trial
would pre-bias the jury. The government shows the Pentagon
burning, Russian videos of former fighting; 9/11, Al-Qaeda,
the Taliban – none of which had anything to do with Masaud's
case. In fact, the Judge of the District Court had previously
not had each defendant stand and state that they were
waiving a jury trial and their reason for doing so.
Therefore, the attorney asked for a new trial (by jury).
It was reaffirmed that Khan was acquitted of
conspiracy with Al Qaida, was acquitted of
fighting Americans, was acquitted of violating
the Neutrality Act (because that was not in effect at
that time). He had nothing to do with 9/11; he did not
fight anyone; he did not shoot anyone; he returned to
the U.S. and his family after the trip.
Khan's preparations to go to Pakistan to aid in his
father's estate litigation were in place well before
the dinner to which Al-Tamimi was invited. He had July
and August 2001 Court directives from Pakistan, and
preparation had been ongoing since July 2001. Khan's
father (a Pathan from Landi Kotel) passed away in Pakistan
in June 1992 and the Estate remains unsettled.
Khan had no intention to initially go to LET. He had to
complete the purpose of his trip first by Court
appearances and document work on his father's Estate.
He was required to hand carry the Heirship (Succession)
Certificate (original), without which the property of
his father would be lost.
The Estate Lawyer in Pakistan and the High Court were
awaiting his arrival.
Khan spent little time at the LET camp. The record shows
that following two Court appearances, he had some time to
spare before the next appearance in early December, and
so phoned his job requesting an extension of time to
return to his job in the US, which was granted.
He then visited the LET office at Lahore and later the
Community at LET (north Pakistan). He also had relatives
in Peshawar he planned to visit. The LET community
consisted of a school, mosque, and family homes. He toured
the community and talked with a real estate agent about
purchasing property for a home for his own family in the
future. A tour of the lower training camp was provided
where a sample of weapons was provided and a target
(bullseye) was provided if anyone wished to try out
the weapons (guns).
Each gun (rifle, was loaded with one (1) bullet. The
first shot was with a rifle. The second was a semi-automatic
style weapon (with one (1) bullet) and the third was a
grenade launcher which did not function.
No human being was fired at. No fighting was going on.
This was a training camp for demonstration purposes.
LET was legal – and was not declared a terrorist
organization until late December 2001 when Khan had
already returned home to US. Khan did not join LET.
He was not a member. In fact, he was not invited to
be a member by LET. Khan was not a trained fighter.
Khan had not ever trained abroad.
Khan is being charged by the government with firing 3
weapons (consecutively), at a target (and it is called
"furtherance of conspiracy to commit war" against a U.S.
ally (India). This was the on-going situation of Kashmir
and India. No Americans were involved. Khan is being
charged with 30 years for firing one bullet at a target;
another 30 years and another 30 years, amounting to 90
years (life sentence), and at a time when LET was legal.
According to Virginia law, one does not have to fire a
weapon, but simply pick it up and then put it down. 30
years. A charge the District Judge called "draconian".
The decision of the Appeals Court will be handed down
in the future – next 2 - 5 or 6 months.
Qadianism in a New Guise:
ISNA Desecrating Islam Under U.S. Protection.
[In India, the British supported Mirza Ghulam Ahmed
Qadiani in their efforts to nationalize Islam. The
Qadianis taught the irrelevance of Jihad and spoke of
the British imperial power as the paragon of excellence.
The Qadianis (also called "ahmeddis" or "mirzais") were
difficult to detect because they prayed like Hanafis
and wore beards and hijabs. They fooled Muslims
for quite a while. -Ed. note]
ISNA Proud of its Pentagon Connection:
Still Claims to be Muslim
In its May/June 2006 issue, Islamic Horizons,
a publication of ISNA [Islamic Society of North America]
proudly presents its connection to the Pentagon and support
for aggression against the Muslims of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The report titled "ISNA at Pentagon Meeting" is on page 8
of Islamic Horizons with a large multicolored photo
of Ahmed Elhattab, Acting Secretary General of ISNA,
standing under a large logo of the Pentagon. Elhattab
is smiling broadly, his face lit up, as if he has
reached his paradise.
The ISNA report is very matter of fact, as if this kind
of activity is normal in Islamic life. It states: "Ahmed
Elhattab, acting ISNA secretary general and executive
director of the ISNA Development Foundation (IDF),
attended the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference [JCOC]
Alumni Event at the Pentagon, Jan.26-27. Defense
Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld addressed the event."
Rumsfeld addressed the event? Would any decent Muslim be
proud of such an association with the mass murderer of
Iraq? Some Jews would not be proud of it.[Note the irony
of "IDF" which escaped ISNA.]
As if that is not sufficient to establish ISNA as a puppet
organization, the report indicates that America's war
activity against Muslims was updated to the participants,
along with concerns about the "challenges" the military
is facing. Here is the ISNA report again:
"Event participants met with Department of Defense
officials and attended a brief discussion on the
challenges faced by military services in recruiting
the future force of 2020. They received updates from
senior DOD officials on combat operations, troop strength,
and troop morale in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also
participated in a working lunch and engaged in discussion
on the latest national strategy for Homeland Defence."
Readers should note ISNA's infiltration of Muslim
communities in America through people like Syed Syeed,
Muzammil Siddiqui and Siraj Wahhaj.
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