Rajab 4,1427/July 30, 2006 #50
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [Only the next three items.]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Comment on the Shooting in Seattle
Negative Publicity Being Aimed at U.S. Muslims particularly
News reports indicate that a person broke through security at the
Jewish Federation headquarters in Seattle and opened fire on July
28. Six persons were shot in the incident, of whom one was fatal.
The shooter called 9.11 to turn himself in.
The way the authorities have handled the matter raises doubts about
the rights of Muslims in this country. The government, without
proper investigation, declared it a hate crime and announced the
name of the shooter, Naveed Afzal Haq, and put it out on the media
that he is a U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent. The Jewish persons
in the target area declared that he had spoken of his anger against
the crimes Israel is committing. The authorities took this
statement as true and put it out on the media from coast to coast.
Then, the authorities announced that security was being enhanced
at mosques [correctly masjids] and synagogues.
This is certainly not the lawful way of doing things. All alleged
assailants are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable
doubt. Shootings for many reasons are not uncommon in the U.S.
It is possible that blatant Jewish-American support for Israel's
slaughter of Lebanese women and children led to the incident.
However, there is no proof of such intent and no court hearing
has been held.
In the murder of Cosby's son, the murderer was a Ukrainian Jew.
This fact was withheld from the public for a very long time, and
even when it was uncovered, it was a quickly covered up again.
Evidently, the authorities wanted Black and Jewish communities
to be at peace with each other. In the COLUMBINE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS,
there were indications that one of the shooters was Jewish but
this was not made a subject of discussion on TV.
Are Muslims, and Pakistani-Muslims in particular, SECOND CLASS
CITIZENS of the U.S. that when a Pakistani is allegedly the
shooter, the authorities and the media combine to carry out a
publicity campaign? What happens if the unnecessary publicity
leads to attacks on mosques [masjids]? Why should a Seattle
story be nationally publicized?
Muslims in this country have been treated very harshly. One
Pakistani American was sentenced to prison for a NINETY YEARS
term because he visited an anti-India camp in Pakistan. It is
time for the authorities to realize that this process of
oppression is counter-productive. If a person has done something,
he ALONE should be tried through due process. The entire Muslim
community and Pakistani community should not have to assume its
responsibility [like the bootlicker organizations CAIR and MPAC
have done] and have to apologize for and condemn the criminal
act. How many Jews have we heard apologizing for the slaughter
of innocents in Lebanon and Palestine by Jewish Israeli
terror group IDF?
We are for the process of law through the accepted norms of this
country. We condemn all "trials" carried out through the media
with the connivance of the authorities.
FATWA # 2: Obligatory for the Muslims of America to Help
the Muslims of Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan
[A fatwa is a religious ruling based on the Qur'an and the
authentic Hadith issued by an Islamic leader who is not
controlled by or afraid of the oppressors.]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina] was
asked: What does Islam say about our role as Muslims in
America concerning the Muslims of Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq
Answer: The Muslims of America are not separate from the Muslims
in other countries. Allah Almighty has declared in the Qur'an
that the Muslims are ONE UMMAH [Community]. The Qur'an also
describes Muslims as ONE brotherhood/sisterhood. We Muslims
in America must never think that we are separate from the
ONE BILLION plus Muslims of the world. There is no scope in
Islam for such thinking.
The tragic suffering of the Muslims of Palestine and Lebanon at
the hands of the Zionist aggressors and of the Muslims of Iraq
and Afghanistan at the hands of occupation forces make it
obligatory on the Muslims of America to help them in EVERY
WAY possible. This is not an extra [nafl] form of worship.
It is OBLIGATORY and REQUIRED of EVERY MUSLIM. Here are some
examples of what needs to be done:
Defend the honor of these Muslims and rebut the propaganda
being carried on against them.
Write and demonstrate to persuade people to understand their suffering.
Donate to help those who are suffering physically.
THIRD DEMONSTRATION to CONDEMN ISRAELI AGGRESSION in LEBANON/GAZA
On July 26, Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader Badi Ali led the
third demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina since the
start of Israel's blatant attacks on Lebanon and its
re-occupation of parts of Gaza.
More than 70 demonstrators gathered near the Quaker College in
Greensboro. They attracted extensive attention because a
festival was going on in the area. The demonstrators, who
included both Muslims and non-Muslims, carried placards
condemning Israeli aggression. They also carried two burial
caskets, one symbolizing the 600 civilians killed by Israel
in Lebanon and the other symbolizing the 133 civilians klled
by Israel in Gaza.
Imam Badi Ali says a 4th demonstration is being planned.
World News: From New Trend's Media Monitor
HIZBULLAH VICTORY means U.S-Israeli Terror Plot has Failed:
After being defeated in Bint Jbeil, the Israeli terror group, IDF,
retreated on July 29 back to the Israeli border. The retreat came
after three days of intense shelling and bombing of Bint Jbeil by
the terror group IDF. The Jews realized that Hizbullah is firmly
in control and Jewish terror activity cannot end the resistance.
Meanwhile, Israel has called up 30,000 reservists and will probably
try again if it sees any signs of weakening in Hizbullah.
The name of Hizbullah is taken directly from the Qur'an:
"You will not find any people who [truly] believe in Allah and
the Last Day loving those who resist Allah and His messenger,
even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their
brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written Faith in
their hearts, and strenghtened them with a spirit from Himself.
And He will admit them to Gardens beneath which rivers flow,
to dwell therein [for ever]. Allah will be pleased with them
and they with Him. They are Hizb Allah. Surely, it is Hizb
Allah that will achieve Felicity." [The Qur'an 58:22.]
Israeli Jews Continue their Crimes:
Latest: July 29, 2006: The Israeli terror group known in
America as the Israeli air force bombed a private home in
Nabatiyah, Lebanon, killing a Muslim woman and SIX children
[of whom five were hers.]
The crimes of the Israeli Jews against the people of Gaza are
being overlooked by the corporate media in the U.S. A British
paper provides a glimpse of the work of Israeli terror group
IDF in Gaza. [See next item.]
In Gaza a professor, his wife and seven children were massacred this week
(see Family of nine killed as they slept. The Guardian 13 July 2006
IRAQ has disappeared from the TV screens but....
New Trend's research of Pentagon statistics and information
provided by CNN and AP show that fighting continued in Iraq
through the month of July till July 29. The U.S. admitted the
loss of 40 more troops in this fighting bringing the total
killed in Iraq to 2572. Iraqi losses must have been high but
are not available. Shias supporting the U.S., mostly police
and military units, have suffered heavy losses at the hands
of the resistance.
Sectarian conflict has also killed scores of people on both sides.
NATO FORCES in LARGE NUMBERS WANDERING AROUND SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN:
The fighting in Afghanistan is heavier than in Lebanon but is
getting little attention. The U.S. carried out 730 air strikes
in southern Afghanistan and launched 10,000 troops, all to no avail.
The new Canadian-European forces are beginning to suffer. Pakistani
papers report that BRITISH troops are terribly scared of going out
into Taliban country.
On July 22, a Canadian force completed a week long sweep
through the area around Kandahar and claimed to have killed 100
Taliban "suspects" in 35 firefights without ANY loss to
themselves. Pakistani observers say that there is no evidence
WHATSOEVER that 100 Taliban were killed. It appears that not even
one Taliban was killed. The Taliban harrassed the Canadian armored
column. The Canadians would fire back and declare that they must
have killed 3 Taliban each time. Unfortunately, the Canadians' own
cameras cannot produce any such evidence.
However, tragedy struck the Canadians when they returned to
Kandahar. A Taliban martyrdom operater in a pickup truck entered
their armored column and hit one of their Bison armored vehicles.
Two Canadian soldiers were killed and 8 wounded. The Canadian
government was shocked [see Toronto Star] and declared the
attack a "cowardly act."
[How a martyrdom operation can be a
cowardly act is known only to the Canadians.]
The DUTCH military too is now in Afghanistan and suffered
its first losses on July 26 when the Taliban shot down a helicopter
in Khost province killing 16 people on board. Two of those killed
were Dutch military, including a Lt. Colonel. The three airmen
were reportedly American civilians from Tryco company. [The
helicopter was rented by Fluor.] Tragically, an American woman
from Atlanta and her two daughters were also killed. They
had seen the helicopter ride from Kabul to Khost as a fun joust
and a short trip in beautiful country. Looks like the U.S. is not
telling travellers that the Taliban are now in charge of vast
tracts of land in southern Afghanistan.
Three incidents in the Waziristan area abutting Afghanistan:
1. Pakistani mujahideen fought Pakistani army units. Five Pakistani
troops and 6 mujahideen were killed.
2. An army unit was hit by a Pak Taliban remote control bomb which
killed one soldier and wounded three.
3. In south Waziristan gunmen killed one Pakistani paramilitary man
and snatched automatic rifles from 19 others.
[A low grade conflict is continuing in Baluchistan. A Sindhi source
says that the Pakistani air force has bombed the Baluchis killing
numbers of them. No confirmation]
Reports of heavy fighting have been received. India is claiming
that 1600 mujahideen are operating in the Indian occupied Kashmir.
India is also complaining that Pakistani mujahideen continue to
infiltrate into occupied Kashmir in a steady stream.
Israel's Record and Its Nuclear Arsenal:
White Phisphorous Used on Lebanon Civilians
Iraq's Osirak reactor was bombed by Israel in 1981 and by the U.S. in
1991. Sudan's putative nuclear reactor—in reality, the Al-Shifa
pharmaceutical plant--was destroyed by U.S. cruise missiles in 1998. Iran,
Libya, and Pakistan were censured, sanctioned, or isolated at various
times for nuclear development. None of these countries have a record of
unilateral, aggressive action against a much weaker neighbor. Certainly
none of these countries have ever attacked Washington, or any Western
power. Yet Washington's racist argument seems to be: If Arabs/Muslims
attain nuclear capability--of any sort--they are dangerous.
Israel possesses thermonuclear weapons. It refuses to sign the NPT. Israel
used white phosphorus against Lebanese civilians (reported July 25, by the
Associated Press). Israel previously occupied its much weaker neighbor
Lebanon for 18 years. Today Israel bombs hospitals, ambulances, and
airports; massacres evacuees; and kills journalists and U.N. personnel.
Yet inexplicably, Washington's view—echoed by most U.S. media--seems to be
that Israel is not dangerous. And in the Middle East at least, Washington
reserves censure, sanction, and isolation for Muslim/Arab nations—a
one-sided approach guaranteed not to earn it any friends in the Middle
East, except for the high priced puppets it purchases.
In view of the endless violations of international law by Israel, is it
not time for Washington to judge nations based on their compliance with
international law instead of a racist anti-Arab double standard? Or will
Washington wait until the next U.S.S. Liberty affair—when Israeli fighter
planes and torpedo boats launched an unprovoked attack on a U.S. ship--to
learn why not to give unchecked approval to this international violator of
human rights? Given Israel's nuclear arsenal, the stakes may be much
higher the next time around.
Leading Imam from New York Gives a Different Perspective on Lebanon
Dear Believers, As salaam alaikum
These seem like depressing times but they are not.
These are wonderful times.
Here is another way to see today and some naseeha (advice)
for the downhearted:
The battle goes on and the battles go on. People of the world
and people of America are not fooled by this government, the
media or the politicians. The people see the real tyrants and
the obvious terrorists. The people know that America, Israel
and the British and their teammates are a losing axis.
The axis is stuck.
Don't cry for the people of Lebanon. The righteous go to the
Jannah. Those that suffer are in a better circumstance than many
in places of "peace". Lebanon is and was a place of perdition.
It is and was a place of corruption. Lebanon is a place that
was considered the "Paris of the Mediterranean". It was a place
of sinfulness, loose morals, and other un- Islamic behavior.
This is the very reason Allah permitted this place to descend
into civil war and chaos and destruction in the first place.
Allah, t'ala is merciful so HE allowed the place a comeback.
Who came back? The gamblers, capitalists, and exploiters from
America, Britain, France, Germany, South America, Israelis,
some non-practicing Muslims and others who descended on the
place to reestablish their place in the sun. Only Allah can
protect the believers. The dis-believers are through in this
life. So let us remain witnesses (Shaheedun) to the power of
Allah and how Allah shapes His creation. Whenever the believers
face calamity they are to do it with 3 things. Patience,
Supplication, and waiting with an expectation of a good outcome.
Our dear Prophet Muhammad, sallalahu alaihi wa salaam, said
"this world (dunya) and all in it is cursed, except the
remembrance of Allah and what leads to that, and the scholars
of Islam and the students of (Islamic) knowledge." So, I am your
brother in Islam and I go through this life with an attitude of
'what me worry?' Practice Islam and do the same. May Allah continue
to bless us with hardship, disease, and difficulty to prepare us
for the better life.
Your brother in Islam, Imam Warith Deen Umar
Book Review "The War on Terror."
Inside Story of the Conflict between Nationalism & Zionism
within the U.S. Power Structure:
Torture Failed against al-Qaida Prisoners:
Western Union Illegally Helped Israel/U.S. & Violated Muslim
by Kaukab Siddique
The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of its
Enemies Since 9/11 by Ron Suskind, published by Simon &
Schuster, 2006, Pp. 367, hardback $27.
Books about 9/11 have become an industry in the U.S. Almost all
of them are either propaganda or aimed at making quick money for
writers bent on cashing in on whatever little they might know
about it. Suskind's book is very unusual in that it documents,
in considerable detail, the failure of what he calls the
so-called war on terror.
In this era of disinformation, one must cautiously begin by asking:
Why has this book been published? It seems to be a reflection of
the continuation of the conflict between Nationalism and Zionism
WITHIN the American power structure. The main points made
by Suskind are:
* Dick Cheyney, the Vice President of the U.S., not George Bush,
is the real "mind" behind the "war on terror." Of course by now
it's common knowledge that Bush is not a thinking type but believes
in the projection of military power as a solution to all foreign
policy issues. Suskind's contribution is to bring out Cheyney's
"doctrine" for war which Bush and Rumsfeld fulfill. Its main
point is that action should be taken against ANY Muslim group
if there is even a one percent chance that it might be/could be
helping or supporting or harboring a terrorist. Thus just about
EVERY Islamic group in the world became a "potential" enemy for
the U.S. Also, EVERY source of Muslim finance became,
potentially, a source of funding for al-Qaida, because a ONE
PERCENT chance of such help going forth is always there.
* Suskind's hero is George Tenet, the head of the CIA, whose
people repeatedly brought the danger from Islamic leader Osama
bin Laden to the attention of Bush and Condileeza Rice. Their
warnings were ignored, in spite of being pressed on the
administration. As a result the 19 Islamic fighters successfully
breached U.S. security and destroyed a part of the Pentagon and
both the Towers in New York, thus inflicting trillions of
dollars in damage.
* Why did CIA Director Tenet stay on after his warnings had been
ignored and 9.11 happened? Suskind says that immediately after
9.11, Bush could have destroyed Tenet's career by putting all
the blame on him for the obvious intelligence failure and Tenet
would have been scapegoated by the entire nation. As a result,
Tenet became subservient to Bush and tried to meet all of the
administration's demands till he could take it no longer
* An aspect of the book which is damning for the Bush
administration is Suskind's conclusion that Bush knew from
CIA intelligence, as the time for his re-election neared,
that Osama was NOT going to attack America a second time any
time soon. Bush did not share this with the American people
and got, narrowly, re-elected on the basis of the "fear" factor.
Osama actually helped Bush by sending out a message just before
the elections, because for Osama, a U.S. under continued Bush
leadership would ensure the mobilization of the Muslim world
and would continue to keep America isolated, with Israel alone
as its "ally."
* Little is known of the fate of Islamic leadership level
fighters from Al-Qaida who were captured during the first two
years of the "war on terror" with the help of General Musharraf,
Libya's Qaddafi, and Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. The U.S. tortured
them with the most advanced forms of degradation which destroy
human personality without leaving a mark on the body. Some of
the Islamic captives who would'nt break were "rendered" to
Hosni Mubarak's regime which assured the U.S. that it could
break any human being.
* Torture did NOT work at all but it brought forth responses
from the Islamic prisoners which created intense "terrorism"
alerts within the U.S. The prisoners were telling the torturers
what they wanted to hear. Some prisoners still did not break.
The book provides information about the torture of the leading
Islamists captured by the U.S. with the help of General Musharraf.
I'll take one example:
1, On March 27, 2002 the U.S. captured Abu Zubaydah in
Faisalabad, Pakistan. Only General Musharraf and a handful
of Pakistani intelligence officers [ISI] were informed.
Pakistani police in Faisalabad were told that it was a sweep
against immigration violators. CIA, FBI and ISI were in
the lead. [p.88]
1a. President Bush made a big deal of the capture of Abu
Zubaydah and announced to the whole world that Abu Zubaydah
was "one of the top operatives plotting and planning
destruction on the United States." [p.99] However, as the
CIA analyzed the computers and documents captured with Abu
Zubaydah, it became clear that he was no more than a courier
and a transporter of Islamic families linked to al-Qaida
and certainly not a leader of armed operations. Bush then
begged Tenet not to let the story out that the captured man
was not really important.
"Bush said: 'I said he [abu Zubaydah] was important. You're not
going to let me lose face on this, are you?'" Tenet decided to
stay loyal. His reply: "No sir, Mr. President." [p.100]
1b. Then came TORTURE and the role of U.S. doctors: Abu Zubydah
had been seriously injured in the battle which occurred when he
was caprured. America's "finest medical professionals" were
used to restore him back to health so that he could be tortured.
Suskind lists the kinds of sophisticated torture used. The
victim felt totally at his captors' mercy and started telling
them what he thought that would like to hear.
* "Under this duress, Zubaydah told them that shopping malls
were targeted by Al-Qaida." [p.114] Then he said banks were
targets. Then he said, supermarkets, several at a time, would
be hit. Then water systems. Then apartment buildings. Each
time the U.S. carried out coast-to-coast security to protect
these alleged targets. The whole thing was a fake because
Abu Zubaydah was not part of Al-Qaida's armed operations and
had no way of knowing anything like that.
* Jose Padilla was arrested on the word of Abu Zubyadah.
Suskind claims that Padilla probably met Zubaydah in Pakistan
and talked reckless talk about hitting America.
Al-Jazeerah's Role: Two important Al-Qaida leaders,
Ramzi bin al-Shibh and Khalid Shaikh Muhammad, were captured
directly or indirectly with the help of Al-Jazeerah's top
reporter Yosri Fouda. The two gave him an interview
in Karachi, Pakistan under strict rules of journalistic
confidentiality. A media service which works with intelligence
agencies loses all credibility, so Mr. Fouda strongly denies
having turned in the two leaders he interviewed. The information
about Ramzi and Khalid being located in Karachi went from Fouda
first to a relative of the Emir of Qatar and then to the Emir
himself who took it to CIA Director Tenet who was his personal friend.
Ramzi was subjected to every form of torture the U.S. had in its
book but he didn't break although he may have gone crazy. Khalid
Shaikh Muhammad too underwent torture. Finally the U.S.
threatened to kill his children. This was a mistake: Khalid
wouldn't speak any longer.
In spite of Al-Jazeerah, the two would still not have been
captured but for the good services of General Musharraf who
placed all of Pakistan at the disposal of the CIA and the FBI.
Al-Qaddafi's Story: The Bush administration claims that
Qadhafi was scared of undergoing the same fate as Saddam Hussain
and decided to reveal and give up Libya's nuclear weapons program.
Suskind brings out quite a different story which undermines
Bush's claims. Qaddafi wanted to work with the Bush people
against the Islamic people [the "terrorists"] and to get off
the hook about the Lockerbie tragedy by giving large sums of
money to the families. Qadhafi's people gave the opening to
the U.S. to investigate Pakistan's nuclear program which they
claimed was offering nuclear exports to Libya and other countries.
[The book goes into details of the U.S. worries about Pakistan's
nuclear outsourcing and how the Pakistani scientists were punished.]
Al-Qadhafi gave out the names of all the Islamic opponents of his
regime so that the CIA could hunt them down. One of these was an
operative of Al-Qaida whom the Qadhafi regime really wanted killed.
The Islamic leader was Ibn al-Shaikh al-Libi [literally "the Libyan"].
Qadhafi could not reach him because he was in Pakistan. Once the CIA
knew where he was, with the help of General Musharraf, al-Libi was
captured. After capture, he was sent to Egypt to be tortured by
Hosni Mubarak's torture expertts. However, al-Libi decided to die
rather than talk when the CIA case officer threatened to find
al-Libi's mother and "f..." her. [P. 76]
Suskind tells us that the head of Egyptian intelligence, Omar
Suleiman, was a personal friend of CIA Director Tenet.
[Other sources say, general Musharraf too has close ties to
Finally, one of the tricks the U.S. government played on Muslims
was the use of WESTERN UNION, America's foremost money
transmission service, to trace money being sent around the
world. This activity was illegal because it carried out
surveillance of U.S. citizens of the Muslim faith without
their knowledge. WESTERN UNION went to the extent of secretly
photographing both the senders and recipients of money for
Muslims. This too is illegal.
Within the context of the U.S.'s "war on Terror," WESTERN UNION's
activity could be rationalized but WESTERN UNION went further to
help trace Islamic resistance money being sent to fight Israel.
Both Palestinians and Pakistanis and Muslims of many
nationalities were targeted because of Cheyney's
ONE PERCENT doctrine.
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