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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Sha'ban 1,1427/August 26, 2006 #57


ON KATRINA's ANNIVERSARY: Remember that the storm veered off and did not hit New Orleans directly. The tragedy came about because the levees broke and the government did not tell the people that the levees had broken. We know, because relatives of a Jamaat al-Muslimeen sister/leader were there; her sister helped people in the superdome. It was a clear cut case of institutional racism as Minister Farrakhan and others have pointed out. They point to the difference between the treatment of 9.11 victims and Katrina victims.


BRAVE WORDS: SUDAN's Islamic leaders have announced that they will fight UN forces if they try to land in Sudan on the excuse of helpng Darfur suffering. Sudan says it is inspired by Hizbullah's resistance to Israel.


ISNA ["islamic Society of North America"] Launches Direct Attack on Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh. Desperate attempt to assimilate into the non-Islamic way of life.

See info. below on ISNA's decision to dump clear Hadith texts on the issue of moon sighting for Ramadan and the two Eids. Also, list of Muslims groups which have rejected ISNA's move. ISNA is known for its pro-regime policies and bloc vote for Bush. Now it is being used to launch a direct attack on Islam.
[Scroll way down.]


Jamaat al-Muslimeen News
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

Good work Finds its Own way: The Story of ONE Card

Our representative went to a Juma' prayer in Upper Marlbro, southern PG county just outside Washington, DC. It was a small gathering, about 15 people in a church. Disappointed but persistent, our rep. gave the BOYCOTT of pro-Israel businesses CARD to the few people there.

One of the cards found its way days later to an African-American Muslimah, a doctor. She was so impressed by it, she printed up 300 cards. On August 12, she went to the big anti-war rally called by AN.S.W.E.R in Washington and gave out all the cards, alhamdulillah.


Reaching out to Immigrant Muslims at Masjid Rahma, western Baltimore

On August 25, 2006 Jamaat al-Muslimeen's gave out an appeal to 241 Muslims at Baltimore's Masjid Rahma [also known as Islamic Society of Baltimore or ISB]. Between 500 and 600 people attended the prayer. The appeal calls on U.S. Muslims to HELP the FAMILIES of Muslim political prisoners as well as other causes dear to America's Muslims, including help for oppressed women and for children of poor families in Africa and Bangladesh.


STARBUCKS: Violating the rights of its own workers
[From Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Brooklyn, New York]

Jamaat has been urging Muslims not to buy from Starbucks which supports and funds Israel and gets its beans from near-slave labor in Rwanda. Now we find that Starbucks is repressing its own workers, trying to break a union and terminating an employee who refuses to spy on co-workers. Here is the appeal from Brooklyn:

1) Do not spend your hard earned money at Starbucks until the company respects the right of workers to organize and reinstates Daniel Gross and the rest of the IWW baristas. Let the company know you are taking a stand by participating in a new email action:
[http://starbucksunion.org/node/1015]

2) Obtain a resolution or pledge from your community group, labor union, or house of worship agreeing to stay way from Starbucks products until justice is done. Please send copies to
[starbucksunion@yahoo.com].

3) Hold a rally or leafleting action at Starbucks in support of the right to organize and in defense of the fired union baristas if you feel that's appropriate in your local community. Please check in with the baristas at the store before hand to involve them in the action.


LATEST OVERSEAS NEWS: from New Trend's Media Monitor
IRAQ: August 25. A new burst of fighting
is reported but the U.S. refuses to give details. It admits that SIX U.S. troops have been killed in the last two days. However, the BBC reported that heavy fighting occurred in Ramadt, a stronghold of Islamic resistance where the U.S. killed 3 Iraqis. The U.S. death toll is now 2617.


AFGHANISTAN: First FRENCH Losses
On August 26, a French armored column came under Taliban attack south of Kandhar. U.S. media say that 2 French soldiers were killed, 5 wounded. They claim 7 Taliban killed.
The U.S. reported that its troops had killed 7 al-Qaida and a child in Kunar province on August 24. However, local Afghan police says, ALL those killed were civilians, including the 10 year old child. Even Karzai is shocked and has asked for an 'investigation.'
Meanwhile, the blundering Canadian troops opened fire on Karzai's police, killing one and wounding 5. [August 26] They don't know what Taliban look like.


PAKISTANI DRAMA: Jamaat ad-Da'wa Refuses to be Banned: Musharraf Upset

Pakistan's regime placed Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, leader of Jamaat ad-Da'wa, under house arrest and refused permission to the organization to hold a public rally on August 14. However, when August 14 [Pakistan's birth anniversary] came around, more than 2000 ad-Da'wa Islamists gathered in front of the Press Club in Lahore to urge Pakistan to stand firm on Kashmir. The police had gathered at the wrong place to stop them.

Jamaat ad-Da'wa gatherings were also held in 31 other Pakistani cities, including TWO in the sprawling metropolis of Karachi.

General Musharraf was upset and on August 25 sent his agents to kidnap Hafiz Saeed from his house. The Islamic leader has disappeard. His wife has petitioned the High Court for his release. The court has ordered the government to bring the evidence, if any, against the Islamist. [Hafiz Saeed continues to tell his fighters not to confront the army, although his people are the only ones who have the ability to do so, other than the Taliban in Waziristan.]


KASHMIR: New fighting is reported between Indian occupation forces and Islamic fighters. Both sides suffered; five Indian troops and 3 mujahideen were killed.


Brief analysis
UNITED NATIONS' Security Council : A record of anti-Islam policies. Not ONE Word against Israel.
by Badi Ali

Badi Ali, Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader in Greensboro, North Carolina told New Trend, August 24, that groundwork needs to be done for an international organization of Muslim, and non-Muslim nations who are not against Islam, to build their own international body. Here are his main points:

RADIO INTERVIEW
British-Pakistanis and Alleged Airplanes Terror Plot: Big Holes in the Blair Regime's Story

"Make it Plain" is a program heard on Exim Radio chanell 169 across the U.S. over the radio grid known as "On the Power," a major voice in African-American radio programming. On August 21, 2006 Dr. Wilmer Leon was the host of "Make it Plain" and invited Dr. Kaukab Siddique for a half-an-hour long LIVE interview.

On August 21, the New York Times published a report by Neil MacFarquhar which compared Pakistanis living in Britain with Pakistani communities in the U.S., particularly the one most visible in the Devon street area of Chicago. MasFarquhar came to the conclusion that British Pakistanis are prone to be lured by terrorism owing to their ghettoization and economic conditions while U.S. Pakistanis have resisted terrorism because of their better economic conditions and level of education. Dr. Leon asked Dr. Siddique to analyze the New York Times report. Here are the main points of Dr. Siddique's analysis of the New York Times report:

After this interview, it turned out that charges have been brought against only 8 of the alleged plotters. Of these, one, a woman, is being accused of NOT informing against her family. Another person has been released.


Longest Sentence for a Minor "Crime"
Don't fool the world that Muslims in America are living happily.
Sentenced to 90 Years in Prison, Masaud Khan Never Tried to Harm America

[Shameful and brazen injustice against U.S. Muslims has become the norm under the Zionist regime installed in Washington, DC. The U.S. sentenced a Pakistani-American Masaud Khan to a record breaking 90 years in prison. Why? because he allegedly visited a camp of anti-India fighters in Pakistan and fired three shots at a fixed target. Who is Masaud Khan, a terrorist or a peaceful citizen of the U.S.? Here is an introduction.]

Masaud was born on July 3, 1971 in Washington, D.C.

His mother, Elisabeth, grew up in Washington, D.C. Her family has lived in Washington for 5 generations. At the time of her marriage, she and her husband moved to Rockville, Maryland and subsequently to Gaithersburg, where the family has resided for many years.

His father, Fazal Khan, was born in 1926 in Northwest Pakistan. He immigrated to the United States in 1954, became a naturalized U.S. citizen, attended the University of Maryland and received his degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1958 Fazal married Elisabeth and began to raise a family. His employment included
(1) the University of Maryland,
(2) Baltimore Power Plant as a turbine engineer,
(3) Bechtel Corp., and
(4) Professor of Engineering and Physics at the University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and finally as
(5) Science/Math Instructor for Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Following retirement, he spent some time in Pakistan and died unexpectedly in 1992.

Masaud grew up in Pakistan, America and Saudi Arabia and attended American schools while abroad. As a child Masaud enjoyed sports such as soccer and baseball, and swimming. He attended Gaithersburg High School, but left public schooling in his last year, and earned his GED (high school) certificate in 1991. Masaud attended Montgomery College, majoring in Computer Science. He was married in June 2000 and his son, Ebraheem, was born in Maryland in 2003.

At the time of his arrest in 2003, Masaud was working as a kitchen designer for Home Depot, and was a student on the honor roll at Montgomery College, majoring in Architecture.

At his sentencing in June 2004, Masaud said:

I am an American citizen, born in this country, and will always maintain my innocence of conspiring and intending to bring any harm upon the American people. I have no doubt that I am innocent of the charges brought against me and that surely justice will prevail in good time.

"...the government has tried to say that I am following a brand of Islam that is ruthless, demonic, and which tries to force its will upon others. There can be nothing further from the truth."


Masaud is facing a life sentence because he is a victim of the US Government.

Masaud has no criminal record. He is a well-adjusted member of the community, married and father of one child. The U.S. Attorney General, in a paranoid and un-American witch hunt, has seized his First Amendment freedoms ľ freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech. If these freedoms can be stripped from Masaud, then they can be stripped from you and me ľ or any American.


ISLAMIC EXPERT SAYS: ISNA VIOLATING ISLAM

Dr. Omar Afzal, Ithaca, New York, who has been tracking the movements of the moon for the last 25 plus years told New Trend, August 26, that ISNA's ["Islamic Society of North America"] new decision to ignore moon sighting is clear violation of the Qur'an and the Hadith. Scientifically too, it is misleading and incorrect because of time zones and the curvature of the earth. For instance, Sha'ban began on August 26, not on August 25, although the new moon was born on August 23, because the moon was born after 9 PM on August 23 and was way down in the south.

New Trend urges urges Muslims to stick to the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh. Islam must be followed as the blessed leader of humanity, peace be on him, wanted us to follow it. Assimilation into kufr and agreement with the Jews is not part of Islamic thinking.

Muslims are waking up and there has been a flurry of rejection of ISNA's Qadiani type [pleasing those in power] move. Here is the information, with thanks, from Islamic Community Net:

Assalamu aleikum.

Note: contact email for Islamic Community Net:
islamiccommunitynet@yahoo.com

TORONTO KEEPS QUR'AN AND SUNNAH: REJECTS ISNA MOON CALCULATIONS
Islamic Community Net
August 26, 2006
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/10629

Assalamu aleikum.

The Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity is added to the growing public list of Muslims who reject ISNA's moon calculation nonsense.

Shaban 1427 / 2006 Announcement
Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity
Friday, August 25, 2006
http://www.hilalcommittee.com

No valid sightings in North America on the eve of August 24th, 2006. Shaban will be on Saturday 26.

The Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity team announces that the hilal/crescent was not sighted anywhere in North America on the evening of Thursday the 29th of Rajab corresponding with the 24th of August 2006. Therefore Rajab will complete its cycle of 30 days and the 1st of Shaban 1427 will be on Saturday, corresponding the 26 of August 2006.

Actual Sighting (ru'yah) of the Hilal is in accordance to the Quran

The Hilal Committee as always will continue to determine all Islamic months through the actual local sighting of the moon with the naked eye (ru'yah) as instructed in accordance to the Quran and Sunnah. Recently ISNA Fiqh Council has announced otherwise and has predetermined the beginning and end of Ramadan and Eidain based upon calculations.

(Please see: http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=764)

http://www.hilalcommittee.com

For more information, please see:

MAZEL TOV TO "ISNA", "FCNA", FOR THEIR JEWISH NEW MOON CALCULATIONS
Islamic Community Net
August 15, 2006
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/10500

WHOEVER FOLLOWS FCNA, PRETENDING TO FAST RAMADAN SEPT. 23, LEAVES ISLAM
Islamic Community Net
August 17, 2006
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/10527

Re: WHOEVER FOLLOWS FCNA, PRETENDING TO FAST RAMADAN SEPT. 23, LEAVES ISLAM
IPPA
August 18, 2006
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/10528

PENNSYLVANIA MUSLIMS OPENLY REJECT ISNA MOON CALCULATION FITNAH
Islamic Community Net
August 19, 2006
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/10548

Re: [IC-NET] PENNSYLVANIA MUSLIMS OPENLY REJECT ISNA MOON CALCULATION
FITNAH
zahra ahmed
August 20, 2006
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/10553

COMMITTEE FOR CRESCENT OBSERVATION CONDEMNS ISNA CALCULATIONS
Islamic Community Net
August 20, 2006
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/10557

CFCO: FIXED ISLAMIC CALENDAR DATES - ISSUES
Islamic Community Net
August 23, 2006
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/10609

2006-08-26 Sat 20:26:47 cdt
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