Jamada al-Thani 15,1427/July 11, 2006 #43
PERSONAL from the Editor: RE:
The Prophet's [pbuh] diet, my poor life style,
and my daughter Nadrat's intervention. I wish to thank
Dr. Anwarul Haque of Islamabad, Pakistan, for distributing
the piece to a large number of Pakistanis.
I also want to share this letter from an illustrious old
friend regarding that note:
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah.
Good to know that you are doing very well, and that
Hakeem Nadrat has made the difference. I hope some
of your readers will also benefit from the wisdom that you are
practicing. Actually we all should try to keep well so that we
could worship Allah as His healthy servants.
I remember when you visited us in London, Ontario with Nadrat.
That time you slept on the floor, which is another wisdom to
keep the back out of danger. Thanks for sharing your
experience with us, and more so to Nadrat.
[Dr] S. Khan
THINK ABOUT THIS: Palestine vs India
U.S. corporate media admit that Israel, by July 10, had
killed 60 Palestinians and wounded 137 in Gaza, most of
them unarmed or poorly armed people on their own streets or
in their homes. Israel used heavy artillery, tanks,
helicopter gunships and F-16s in these attacks.
As the Israelis rampaged through northern Gaza, they
destroyed Palestinian properties in a wide swathe of
destruction. NONE OF THIS WAS SHOWN ON U.S. MEDIA. Other
than a few 5 second clips, there were no interviews with
the families of victims. There were no pictures of bodies
of the children killed or anyone else.
July 11: By contrast, the train attacks in Mumbai, India,
which hit first class carriages in 7 trains, are receiving
MASSIVE coverage in the U.S. media. It appears that CNN has
an India branch. India's TV was broadcast LIVE on U.S. TV
outlets. An attempt is being to make the attacks on India
look like they are attacks on the U.S. Within hourse, both
Bush and Blair came out in the strongest possible condemnation
of the attacks in India. They had not said ONE WORD of
sympathy for the 60 killed and 137 wounded by the
Israelis in Gaza.
Also on July 11, there were attacks on Indian tourists in
Srinagar, Occupied Kashmir, in which 6 tourists who had
come all the way from West Bengal were killed. There has
been NO COVERAGE of the Indian army's occupation of Kashmir,
nothing at all about the tens of thousands killed by India,
thousands of Kashmiri women raped by Indian troops, hundreds
of thousands of Muslims uprooted from their homes.
Till now the mass murder and mass rape of Muslims in Gujarat
has not been covered in the U.S. media. The Indian army's
terrorism against Sikhs and Assamese has been
India, with 700,000 occupation troops in Kashmir, is
under attack in its achilles heel, the highly developed
system it has in Bombay [Mumbai]. Who did it? Kashmiris,
Sikhs, Assamese, Indian Muslims? It could be any of India's
millions of victims.
Let's pray for peace and urge that India and all other
countries come up with standards for warfare which would
totally reject attacks on civilians by BOTH sides.
New Trend Specials:
1. Tribute to an anti-war Briton. [Courtesy:
Shaikh Hyder, UK]. Americans often think of Tony Blair
as the typical British White man. He is not, although he
still has 30% support from British White men. A much more
typical Briton, though more courageous than most, is
Brian Haw who set up a peace camp for more than FIVE YEARS
in front of the British Parliament. The camp gradually spread to
40 metres and included placards, papers, and testimony to British
and American crimes committed in Iraq. Finally the British
government got a court order and moved against Brian Haw at
2.30 AM. They hauled away his entire treasure of anti-war
publicity material. Mr. Haw confronted the Chief Inspector
of police with these words: "These are my entire personal
possessions that you are taking away. You have taken away
my umbrella so I will get wet. And you have taken evidence
of genocide carried out by Britain and America."
Incredible as it might seem, the British 'Parliament passed
a SPECIAL LAW to evict Mr. Haw because MPs were infuriated
by the mess and by the way he and his supporters bellowed
slogans and peace songs through a megaphone.'
[Evening Standard May 23, 2006]
[So much for freedom of expression.]
2. SURPRISE: Revisionists are articulate, anti-War and Scholarly
On July 8, 2006 the editor of New Trend attended a program
in Arlington, Virginia organized to listen to two top notch
revisionists: Mark Weber from Newport Beach, California and
Paul Fromm from Rexdale, Ontario, Canada.
Most reports on revisionists come from their opponents who
want to keep them out of the media. It was a pleasant
surprise to hear Mark Weber. He presented a
well-researched paper on the propaganda against Iran
produced by the Israel Lobby in America. Mr. Weber spoke
like a scholar, organized, articulate, balanced with
thorough documentation of his points. He left little
doubt that the "Jewish-Zionist" minority was behind
the invasion and occupation of Iraq and it is trying
to get the Bush administration to attack Iran as well.
He is aware of the latest and most scholarly
research on the subject.
Paul Fromm, who heads the Canadian Association for Free
Expression, brought considerable literature and information
about a leading Revisionist, Ernest Zundel, who is a prisoner
in Germany now because he does not accept the Jewish version
of World War II. Mr. Fromm brought Zundel's letter relating
the trial he is going through in Germany. Looks like he is
picking up support from the German people. Also, Mr. Fromm
brought a booklet titled The Zundel Trial and Free Speech
which contains the arguments of defense attorney Doug Christie ,
who defended Zundel during a landmark trial in Canada which
undermined the Jewish story about the "Holocaust."
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News
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Baltimore, MD 21234
FBI Attack on Mosque in Pittsburgh:
Friday Prayers Disrupted: Desecration & Racism
On June 30, 2006, the U.S. government attacked a small
mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known as the 'Light
of the Age Mosque' [located at 1320 Boyle street]. The
worshippers who were ready for Juma' prayers were brought
out on the street by the government forces and kept on
the street in a humiliating fashion while the assailants
went in and desecrated the mosque. The government's
excuse was that it was looking for an alleged felon who
had taken refuge in the masjid. The local Muslims feel
that this was no excuse for desecrating the entire
mosque and stopping Juma' prayers which are
obligatory in Islam.
On July 7, 2006 the Mosque held a protest to condemn the
violation committed by the FBI. According to local newspapers,
Tahir Abdullah, Assistant Director of the Masjid, said
that the FBI raid "violated a house of worship during
services." He added that the raid was "unjust, unethical
and unnecessary." The government did not find any weapons
or any persons on the basis of which the raid could be
justified. It appears that the man the government whom
the government claimed to be looking for had already
been picked up. So that was merely an excuse to attack
and desecrate an Islamic place of worship.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen notes that the U.S. Constitution
guarantees the freedom of worship. By targetting an
Islamic place of worship, the feds have shown their
bigotry and hatred for Islam. This same attitude of
bullying and thuggery was shown in the government's
attacks on the apartment and home of Imam Warith
Deen Umar. The government's racism is also becomung
quite blatant as it increasingly targets Muslims of
African descent after having subdued and
demoralized immigrant Muslims.
[Imam Talib, a leader of Muslim Alliance of North
America (MANA), basically an organization of African
American Muslims, has strongly condemned the FBI's
desecration of the Light of the Age Mosque. It appears
that the mosque was part of a a number of mosques across
the U.S. which have joined MANA. Imam Talib is an
outspoken Imam of a masjid in New York City.]
CAIR[less]: Racist & Divisive Clique
The Miami 7: FBI Claimed they were "terrorists."
CAIR Claimed they were NOT Muslims. Bail Denied
On July 5, 2005 the Miami 7 were denied bail. The government
claims they are "terrorists" and wanted to blow up the Sears
building in Chicago. As Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Shoora stated
after the arrests, the evidence brought against the Muslims
of Miami is so thin as to be frivolous. The 7 were evidently
trapped by an informer whose name has not been revealed and
whose credibility cannot be examined. The government's story
itself shows that the informant did all the initiation and
the talking which led to the entrapment of the accused. There
was no weapon, no contact with al-Qaida, no resources and no
plan. It was just angry talk which many of America's
oppressed people indulge in. We won't be surprised to know
that for millions of oppressed Americans,
Osama bin Laden is a hero.
After the arrests, instead of challenging the government's
allegations, CAIR, a self-styled advocacy group of Muslim
"leaders" claimed that those arrested were not Muslims,
and thus CAIR washed its hands of the matter.
Such divisive tactics are nothing new coming from CAIR
[in which the "I" stands for Islamic]. Readers might
remember that when the Imam of America, Imam Jamil al-Amin
was accused by the government, CAIR behaved the same way.
In the case of Imam Warith Deen Umar, CAIR behaved as
if nothing had happened and refused to answer an
anguished appeal from the Imam's daughter who, in her
innocence, has long supported ISNA-CAIR [a dastardly-duo
who have smeared the name of Islam].
Now in the case of the Miami 7, CAIR has simply denied
that the accused are Muslims. As this well-funded group
of "advocates" has little or no contact with life in
America, it does not realize that huge numbers of
Americans, particularly African-Americans, Haitians
and Latinos/Latinos are crossing over from Christianity
to Islam. Many of them mix Islam and Christianity for
a while before they enter orthodox Islam. This is a
common phenomenon in America. Countless Muslims have
come by way of groups in the African heritage. We
should support them when they face U.S. governmental
oppression instead of doubting their faith.
Sometimes the relatives of the new Muslims themselves do
not understand the changes the young ones are going
through. On CNN, a sister of one of the accused kept
calling him "Sonny" when the name he has taken is "Suni"
[that is orthodox Muslim].
The leader of the Miami group, Narseal Batista, himself went
through this process, so much so that his own father was
puzzled [it's a family of Christian preachers]. Read this
carefully from the Miami Herald:
"Batiste, a Christian preacher at a nondenominational church,
said his son also developed an interest in Islam after
studying the Bible for years. The pastor said his son
was determined to study the Quran despite his urging to
remain with Christianity.
'I didn't agree with it but he was a man by then and I
didn't think I could argue with him about it,' Batiste said."
We urge CAIR to apologize to the Muslims of America for
its bootlicking activities.
TWO PENNSYLVANIA MOSQUES: From the Muttaqi to the Munafiq
On July 7, 2006 Jamaat al-Muslimeen representatives visited
a masjid in Philadelphia, located behind the University
of Pennsylvania. It was Juma' and the masjid was crowded
with hundreds of worshippers. We gave out an 8-page printout,
including issue #40 of New Trend and Jamaat al-Muslimeen's
Shoora resolutions condemning the arrest of the Miami 7 and
opposing Israeli aggression, etc.
[See our web site.]
This was given to 100 people. As we ran out of these,
we gave out the Jamaat card calling for a boycott of
businesses which support Israel. This was given to 67
people. Thus a total of 167 people were reached.
The Muslims were enthusiastic about the 8-page hand outs
and grabbed them like hot cakes. One Arab brother took
some boycott cards for the Muslims in Villanova. The
anti-Jewish-Zionist response of this community was very
evident. The Khutba was openly against Israel.
Nearly 50% of the people here are African-Americans and
meeting them one senses an immediate Islamic response as
compared to the cultist "uncle tom" attitude of W.D.
Muhammad's African-American supporters. The rest of the
community was very diverse, about 20% Arab, about 20%
Indo-Pakistani and Bangladeshi and the rest from Africa.
CONTRAST: "Moderate" Islam in Action: In June, our
reps went to an Islamic Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania,
45 minutes north of Philadelphia. It has an impressive mosque,
a million dollar affair, with a dome. They had held their Juma
prayer at 12.30, which is before the time when Zuhr begins! In
the Islamic school, within the mosque structure, our rep saw
this nice looking White brother with a goodly beard and in
brotherly fashion gave him a card calling for the boycott
of pro-Israel businesses. The "brother" immediately got up,
went to the back and came back with two mosque officials
[who seemed to be physicians from India]. The officials
demanded that the card distribution be stopped immediately.
An argument followed in which the officials claimed that
the card should be cleared first by the mosque committee
before it can be distributed. Our rep pointed out that it
was not being "distributed" but being given to people on a
person-to-person basis. How can a committee stop people from
giving out information to each other? Also, how would the
committee decide? No coherent answer.
The officials claimed that the committee would decide on
the basis of "Qur'an and Sunnah." Whereupon our rep pointed
to the large American flag pinned to the wall.
This dialogue followed:
JAM rep: That is not the flag of Islam and should not be in a mosque.
Mosque official [Indian doctor #1]: What is the flag of Islam?
JAM rep: La Illaha il Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah.
Mosque Official: Why don't you put that in Pakistan?
JAM rep: We live here. You want to study Qur'an and Sunnah to
decide whether an anti-Israel card is Islamic but you have no
problem with that flag?
Mosque official: [Indian doctor #2]: There is nothing wrong
with that flag!
JAM rep: That flag flies over Haditha! It should not be in
a mosque. It is sacrilege.
[The discussion ended on a bad note with the shorter Indian
doctor threatening to call the police if need be.]
A relatively new Muslim brother who was with the JAM rep,
who was a newcomer to the masjid, later called one of the
officials at the mosque and told him he would no longer be
attending there. The speed with which the two officials
intervened to stop the anti-Israel card showed that they
have bought into the "American" Islam being propagated by
the Bush administration and its lackeys. The million dollar
mosque has been turned into a tiny police state.
New Trend urges the Allentown Islamic Center officials to
respond with 300 words if this report is incorrect.
2006-07-12 Wed 19:08:21 cdt