Rajab 13,1427/August 8, 2006 #53
Prof. Sami al-Arian writes to Dr. Kaukab Siddique from prison.
Pakistani leader urges Lebanese not to be taken in by the U.N.
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LEBANON: Latest: Israel Prepares to attack with 15,000 troops
August 8: On the 28th day of the war, American TV viewers were
shocked to find out that Israeli forces are still fighting
Hizbullah in the village of Bint Jbeil, only 5 km from the
border. Israel lost 4 more tanks. On August 7 it lost 3 tanks
in the same village.
Ehud Olmert indicated that Israel will launch a huge offensive
into Lebanon on August 9. Hizbullah has kept the bulk of its
forces behind the frontier in the hinterland for just such
In any case, Hizbullah has already changed the realities of the
Middle East. It has shown that a small Islamic force,
discilplined, armed with small but reliable weapons, saggers
and rpgs, can stop and defeat the juggernaut of the Jewish
terror group IDF. The days of Israel are numbered.
[August 9, 7 pm, EST]: Israel gun boats shelled the Palestinian
refugee camp, Ain al-Hilweh. Israel earlier attacked Sunni areas
near Sidon. Near Tyre the jewish terror group bombed a funeral of
13 civilians it had killed earlier. CNN is announcing that Israel,
thus admitting its defeat till now, has appointed a new commander
to launch a huge new offensive. No wonder Bush is so quiet,
waiting for the jews to win.]
Human Concern International:
Muslim Charity Helping People in Lebanon
New Trend has received a photo of two hijabi sisters serving
food to a line of men at a town in Lebanon
The following is the information about the HCI representative in Canada:
514 668 1550
6555 Côte des Neiges
Montréal H3S 2A6
Please Tell Israeli Ambassador Gillerman:
A Katyusha Cannot be Fired from an Enclosed Space:
His allegations of Hizbullah Using Civilian as Shields are Baseless
Your producer should put a limit on the number of times Dan Gillerman,
the Israeli ambassador to the U.N., can appear on your programs and
regurgitate the spiel he seems to have memorized. He provides
absolutely no evidence of his claim that Hizbullah is hiding
behind civlians, in apartments, hospitals and mosques, to fire
rockets at Israel!
Gillerman is so enamoured of his, seemingly learned-by-rote,
propaganda that he slipped up on a basic fact which makes
nonsense of his claims: A katyusha rocket cannot be fired from
a home or any enclosed place because it has a back draft which
would kill the people in an apartment and those firing it from
a room or a closed space of any kind.
Here is a comment from a neutral source, Tom Clonan, security
analyst for the Irish Times [July 31 issue]:
"The type of missiles being fired by Hizbullah at Israeli cities
cannot be fired from within houses, mosques, hospitals or even UN
facilities as has been suggested by the IDF. Due to the massive
"back-blast" caused by the rocket launchers of these missiles,
they can only be fired from open ground. To fire them from
within a building would result in the instant death of the
missile crew and probable destruction of the missile before launch.
Most of the missiles are truck-mounted and are fired - on open ground
- from the backs of flat-bedded trucks or larger four-wheel-drive
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [only 4 items]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
FATWA # 3: ALL ARAB RULERS should RESIGN:
They have no Islamic Legitimacy & Have Failed Miserably in
Facing Israeli Aggression
Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader Imam Badi Ali has issued a Fatwa [ruling]
that the Arab rulers have no legitimacy and should resign.
Imam Ali was asked: The Arab governments sent their foreign
ministers to Beirut to show moral support for the Lebanese
government in opposition to Israel. Is that a positive move?
What does Islam say about the role of the Arab rulers and
their governments in this time of naked aggression by Israel?
Imam Badi Ali's reply: NONE of these rulers are legitimate rulers
from the point of view of the Qur'an and the Sunnah. These regimes
have the following characteristics:
They are NOT based on consent and participation of the people.
They derive their existence from brutal power, blatant repression,
extensive secret police apparatus, random arrests, prison without
trial and torture.
They have close relations with the intelligence services and
governments of the enemies of Islam. ALL OF THEM have recognized,
either openly or secretly, the terrorist entity known as Israel.
Their shameful and cowardly behavior during the 28 days of Israeli
aggression against Lebanon and years of Israeli terrorism against
Palestine shows that they have NO SENSE of BASIC HONOR, let alone
the requirements of Islam.
On August 7, 2006 all these foreign ministers were in Beirut,
listening to the Lebanese prime minister talking about the
"Zionist enemy' when Israeli planes started bombing Beirut
DURING the meeting. Even then these people did not speak a word
of Jihad against Israel.
They are good only at repressing and crushing their own people.
Allah has ordained retaliation against the wrong doers but these
rulers will never retaliate against the enemies of Islam who are
bombing Lebanon every day. About such the Qur'an says: "And if
any fail to judge by what Allah has revealed, they are the
oppressors." [5:48] These men accepted Islam in name but did
not follow it. About them the Qur'an says:
"How shall Allah guide those who reject faith after they accepted
it and gave witness that the messenger was true and that Clear
Signs had come unto them? And Allah guides not a people who are
U.S. Muslims Hail President Chavez' Stance on Israeli Aggression
President Hugo Chavez
President of Venezuela
Dear President Chavez
Your courageous, progressive and revolutionary stance against
Israeli aggression in Lebanon and Palestine is greatly admired
by Muslims in America. Similarly your trip to Iran and your
support for Iran's right to nuclear technology indicates that
your government is independent and able to resist hegemonistic
pressures from the Bush administration.
We wish to thank you for the withdrawal of the Venezuelan
diplomatic representative from the Zionist entity and your
description of the devastation of Lebanon by Israel as "genocide"
and a "holocaust."
May Allah [God] give you success in your struggle to develop
Venezuela as an independent and progressive country.
[Dr.] Kaukab Siddique
[Imam] Badi Ali
Representatives of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
An Islamic movement striving to moblize the Muslims of America
Creative Response to War: in Greensboro, North Carolina
Middle Eastern Poetry Night: What the World Needs Now is Peace
What: A non-political and family-friendly poetry reading dedicated
to peace in the Middle East. Everyone is welcome to write their
own original piece regarding their thoughts on the Middle East.
Once written, please contact one of our contacts below so that
we can place your poem into our program.
Where: Borders Café on High Point Rd.
When: Friday, August 11th from 6:30- 8:00
Please come and enjoy some great poetry! Everyone is welcome.
Furat Sawafta (336) 545-0736
Yasmeen Z. (336) 314-2353
Sponsoring organizations include:
Muslims for a Better North Carolina
North Carolinians for Truth and Justice in Palestine
ICT Youth Committee
Lebanese Community of Greensboro
Distinguished Islamist: Dr. Alauddin Shabazz back home in Chicago:
Miraculous Recovery from Tragic Accident in Illinois
August 6, 2006: One of the most distinguished Muslims of America,
Dr. Alauddin Shabazz, returned home after a tragic accident on the
highway near Peoria which left him physically broken, in coma and
near death. We spoke to him on the phone and he was able to
articulate himself clearly and with faith and strength. All praise
belongs to Allah!
This is a very highly educated family steeped in the wisdom of Islam.
Dr. Shabazz' wife, Dr. Constance Shabazz, set a high standard of
conduct by moving to Peoria and standing by her erudite husband
during every day of his long stay in the intensive care unit. Their
children, university graduates, also showed conduct of a high level
when faced with tragedy. Please pray for Dr. Shabazz' complete
Dr. Shabazz, a Ph.D in Comparative Religion is a devout Muslim, a
genuine follower of the Qur'an and the authentic Sunnah of the
Prophet, peace be on him. He was one of the earliest supporters
of Jamaat al-Muslimeen and stood steadfastly against the bombing
of Iraq by Bush the father. He helped highlight the suffering of
Iraqi children during the sanctions on Iraq. He was aware of the
sickness in the heart of America. In one of his books he warned
if the evil of homosexuality. In another book he brought
out the paganism hidden within many American festivals.
He also stood for Jamaat's efforts to give Muslim women
Dr. Shabazz understood before most people that "imam" W.D. Muhammad
had sold out to the Zionist-White House power structure. At a certain
point, he resigned from the editorship of W.D.'s paper Muslim Journal.
He was also the first to let Jamaat al-Muslimeen understand Minister
Farrakhan's development towards orthodox Islam and introduced the
Jamaat as a positive force to Minister Farrakhan.
Br. Alauddin Shabazz' place in the history of Islam in America
is assured. Dennis Walker, Australian scholar, in his 597 page book
Islam and the Search for African-American Nationhood:
Elijah Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam
[published 2005 by Clarity Press] reflects some of the work of
Dr. Shabazz about the Jewish role in the slave trade.
In our next issue, we present an excerpt from the work of the
other extremely famous Shabazz, Dr. AbdulAlim Shabazz,
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, who has just returned
[August 5] from Egypt after presenting a scholarly paper on
Education and Africans.
Report: Mark Steiner Show Better than most J Programs
Israeli methodology: Ignore Specific points: Take Superior Attitude.
Quite Funny: Israel Wants Foes Disarmed so it can Fight Them!
by Nadrat Siddique [Summary of program followed by letter to Mr. Steiner]
I listen quite regularly to the Mark Steiner show on NPR (WJHU in the
Baltimore area). Steiner's show, in my view, is generally far more
balanced than other programming on NPR, which is so littered with
double-speak and official apologia that it makes one's stomach turn.
Today Mark had Mayssam Zaaroura on. She is the Lebanon editor for the
Daily Star, and was speaking to him from there. Mark's other guest, an
Israeli Professor named Menachem Kellner, was speaking to him from Haifa.
The topic was the current situation in the Middle East.
Mayssam gave a heartfelt account of how it felt to suddenly and
unexpectedly be under siege, with no escape route—totally trapped, with
one's life on the line. Kellner, although he did not proclaim affiliation
with the Israeli government or military, echoed the official Israeli line
on how Israel really didn't want to be in Lebanon, and that it was forced
to be there as a result of Hezbollah's action.
Mayssam said the conflict between Israel and Hizbollah did not start with
the kidnapping of the Israeli soldier, and that she totally disagreed with
Kellner's statements. Prefacing her remarks with the standard disavowal of
support for Hizbollah, she said that the organization had been created as
a result of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon. She said Hizbollah was
the only entity providing order to the situation at the time, that the
organization set up schools, hospitals, infrastructure, that it fed the
Lebanese people. Remarkably similar, I thought, to the Black Panther Party
in 1960s AmeriKKKa. So Maysaam continued, unknown to many Americans, there
was much more to Hizbollah than just its military wing.
To his credit, Mark Steiner let her continue on at length: Lebanon had 82
bridges, she said, and Israel did not have to knock out all eighty two
bridges--but it did. She said that Israel was deliberately targeting
civilian areas, where there were no Hizb. Who in their right mind would
not evacuate after leaflets issuing an ultimatum to do so were dropped on
their village, she asked. Mainly poor people, with no transport, no money,
nowhere to go.
Steiner asked the Israeli Prof to respond. In a condescending tone usually
reserved for rebuking school children, he said he was very disappointed in
the level of discourse, and that he did not expect to hear a propagandist
on the program. He refused to refute Maysaam's multitude of very specific
and hard hitting points. Bizarrely, he accused her (and Lebanese in
general) of being more interested in bridges than people, and declared
that he (and Israelis in general) were more concerned about the suffering
of the people than anything else. And Big Brother is right, I thought to
myself. Big Brother is always right.
Mark Steiner did not seem impressed by the Israeli Prof's attempt to label
Mayssam a "propagandist." He intervened, saying that one person's truth
might be another's propaganda, and that this could be applied to both
Prof Kellner continued that Hizbollah used civilians as a human shield.
Was it Israel's fault if Hizbollah deliberately and willfully situated
their rockets on people's front lawns or basements? Couldn't we see, he
said, what a difficult situation Israel was in, when Hizbollah did this?
Mayssam countered his argument with a first hand account of her own
relatives, who were living in a village targeted for Israeli bombing.
Hizbollah came to them, she said, and told them what was about to happen,
begging them to evacuate. In general, she said, Hizbollah, tried their
best to evacuate people from areas expected to come under Israeli
bombardment. Again the Prof had no answer for her argument.
The Prof's strategy was the classic Zionist/Neocon one, which Muslims and
others of conscience should well recognize: 1) Refusal to answer your
opponents specific points, and feigning of superiority; 2) Branding of the
opponent as propagandist/terrorist/anti-Semite, to support one's lack of
response (or inability to respond); 3) A Big Brother style switch,
painting the aggressors as victims (eg, the Israelis are the main ones who
have suffered injury, and who really never wanted to fight anyway).
The one point of consensus reached by Prof Kellner, Mayssam, and the host
(Mark) was that Hizbollah should be disarmed. I found this idea—that one
side, which has light arms, should be disarmed, and the other, which has
cruise missiles and thermonuclear weapons, should be allowed to carry
on--very troubling. Since the show accepts emailed comments, I borrowed a
point from a recent New Trend edition, and emailed this in the hopes that
it would be read on the air. (Unfortunately, it was the last few minutes
of the show and it did not get on.)
---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Question for Today's Show
From: "Nadrat Siddique"
Date: Mon, August 7, 2006 12:54 pm
I'd be very curious to know why Mr. Kellner thinks that one side in the
conflict has a right to defend itself, and the other does not. If
Hizbollah should be disarmed, then why not disarm Israel as well? I don't
understand why both the U.S. and Israeli militaries seem to want to disarm
their enemies before they fight them--quite a pusillanimous stance,
totally contrary to the old days, when one would fight an equally
Prof. Sami al-Arian Writes from Prison: Innocent but Has to
Stay in Prison till April 2007!
[The court found Prof. Al-Arian innocent of the wild charges of
"terrorism" connections brought against him, yet he is being held
in prison and then will be deported. What has happened to this
beautiful country that Zionists can get away with such flagrant
violations of the rights of Muslim. The Jewish American women's
segment of Hadassah brought "witnesses" to court to cannectt the
fighting in Palestine with Prof. al-Arian. No American Jew has
been tried for Israeli terrorism in Palestine and now in Lebanon.
"Dear Dr. Siddique: asalamu alaikum was rahmatullahe wa barakatuh
I ask Allah [swt] that this letter will reach you and you are in
the best state of iman and health.
Thank you very much for your card and kind words. Your concern and
support during this whole ordeal have been appreciated and noted.
I know that your publication has been covering it and that you and
many other brothers and sisters have been praying for my family and
me. Jazakum Allahu Khairan.
To answer your questions: I've been transferred from the Isolation
Unit about 3 weeks ago after 3 and a half years of brutal isolation
and harsh conditions. Alhamdulillah.
I have access to wudu and salat facilities as well as Friday services.
Although the government and the defense joined in asking the judge for
time served, the judge added about 11 months of which I have to serve
9 months. My release date is next April '07. I'm allowed to receive
publications including books and magazines but they have to come from
the publishers to be accepted.
Please convey my salaams and greetings to all the brothers and sisters,
particularly to Br. Badi. Our struggle for justice, freedom and
equality will go on until Allah inherits this earth.
May Allah give you the strength and wisdom to continue to preach the
good Word and to work for justice in this world.
wasalam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
PAKISTANI LEADER URGES LEBANESE to BEWARE of UNO
Addressing a huge Friday prayer gathering in Central Lahore
[Pakistan], Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, leader of Jamaat ad-da'wa,
urged muslims to remember that United Nations has always betrayed
Muslims. He recounted Pakistan's own experiences with the UNO. In
1965 the UN imposed a cease fire on Pakistan when Pakistan was
winning. In 1971 Pakistan implored the UN for help but the UN did
nothing and allowed India to break PakistanHe urged all Muslims
to remember that the only way for Muslims is Jihad. Large numbers
of young people stopped after prayers to ask Hafiz Saeed various
questions on Islamic law.
2006-08-09 Wed 04:47:28 cdt