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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Shawwal 9,1427/November 1, 2006 #73


As we go to the "press," at the call of the MMA Islamic coalition, masses of people in the Frontier Province of Pakistan are demonstrating against the bombing of an Islamic school in Bajaur. Hafiz Saeed, leader of Jamaat ad-da'wa has called for countrywide prayers in absentia on Friday for the innocents killed in Bajaur [See New Trend's special report below including interview with Syed Munawar Hasan, JI Sec. general].


Latest Israeli aggression: November 3. Israeli tank columns covered by helicopter gunships entered Beit Hanoun in Gaza and assaulted Palestinians in their homes. First reports indicate 6 Palestinians were killed and 50 wounded. A few Palestinians used light arms to fire back killing one Israeli terrorist.


Our America;
Think about the Terrorists Among Us:

Fires deliberately set by arsonists have burned 48,000 acres of prime land in California. Five fire fighters died in the attempts to contain the fires. Fire fighters are usually volunteers and are among the best people in America. A $25,000 reward has been been announced for the arrest of the arsonists. A deep sickness afflicts this beautiful country.

Rush Limbaugh and he Vast Right Wing Empire of Ignorance:
Earlier this week radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh made fun of Michael J. Fox , a star/celebrity who is a victim of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's makes a person shake all over. Limbaugh claimed that Michael was faking it and imitated the Parkinson's victim. Limbaugh was upset because Michael was supporting embryonic stem cell research. Limbaugh is known for his ignorant and borderline racist remarks. His ignorance knows no bounds. Every now and then he tries to debunk reports on environmental pollution and claims that global warming is not a reality.
What's most interesting about Limbaugh is that he has a HUGE right wing audience as well as support from the Likud Party in Israel. He has been a visitor to Israel. People have to be terribly ignorant and bigoted to admire Limbaugh. This is the Republican support base.

[Medical research is strongly supported by Islam. A famous Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, laid the foundations of medical research. The Hadith is reported from him in the most famous book of Hadith as follows:

"The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, said: Allah has not created any disease for which there is no cure." [Sahih of Bukhari, kitab-ut-Tibb, narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a.].
Some of the best doctors today are Muslims.


America's War on "Terrorism"
Mourning Our 80 Children killed by the U.S. & Pakistani Air Force:

New Trend joins the Pakistani people in mourning the 80 children and three teachers killed in the coordinated U.S. and Pakistani air strikes on an Islamic school near the town of Khar in the Bajaur area of Pakistan's Frontier Province. The mass murder carried out jointly by the U.S. and Pakistan's military forces has sent shock waves throughout Pakistan. The Pakistani people now see specific evidence of the blind hatred directed by Bush and Musharraf at the Islamic populations of Pakistan and other Muslim countries.

Jamaat-e Islami Leader Syed Munawar Hasan tells New Trend: This was a U.S. Operation.

On October 30, 2006 immediately after news of the massacre in Pakistan was broadcast in the U.S., New Trend interviewed Syed Munawar Hasan about the tragedy. Br. Hasan, Secretary General of Jamaat-e Islami and a key organizer of MMA [the Islamic coalition] is more informed than most Pakistanis about the situation in Pakistan. Here are excerpts from the interview:

New Trend: Asalamu alaikum . How are you? How was Ramadan ...

Syed Munawar Hasan: Today something very tragic has happened...

NT: Yes, that's what I want to ask you about. It seems that "your" army has outdone the Americans and the Israelis in killing Muslims. 80 Muslims killed in one shot!

SMH: This was an American attack. We hold America responsible for the attack.

NT: But the Pakistani army itself is saying that it carried out the attack...

SMH: Yes, the generals are trying to take "credit" by covering up for America. But we are not fooled. This is not the first time that they have bombed Pakistan.

NT: But why do you want to let the Pakistani army off the hook? You know what kind of army it is. It will commit any crime against Islam...

SMH: Yes, but when Israel attacks Lebanon, it is the hand of America coming out of the Israeli sleeve. Pakistan provides America the intelligence and logistics and they bomb our people.

NT: U.S. TV is saying this Islamic school was a shelter for militants, al-Qaidah, Taliban...

SMH: These were children who were killed, teenagers memorizing the Qur'an. Their bodies were blown to bits, into little pieces of meat. People had to go around collecting the scattered pieces of flesh. This is a declaration of war against Pakistan. Look, the government could have easily surrounded the school and arrested those inside. Instead, the school was subjected to bombardment from the air. This was a deliberate atrocity.
At very short notice, we are calling for demonstrations to protest the carnage.

[NT comment: For the first time, we noticed that Syed Munawar Hasan was upset and angry. Jamaat-e Islami and other Islamic groups have a serious problem. They are unwilling to confront the army with physical force. They demonstrate peacefully but General Musharraf is untouched by peaceful protests. The other major Islamic force in Pakistan, Jamaat-e ad-Da'wa, is vocally opposed to confrontation with the army. The overall result is that the Islamic center of gravity is slowly but steadily slipping into the hands of the Taliban who believe in armed resistance to both Pakistani and NATO militaries.]

[Nawaz Sharif, the exiled leader of Pakistan Muslim League, the last elected Prime Minister of Pakistan who was toppled by Musharraf, strongly condemned the massacre of 83 innocents by the Pakistani military. He said, in the light of these atrocities, there can be no question of compromise with Musharraf.]


EYE WITNESS ACCOUNTS of the Massacre in Bajaur on October 30.

The Urdu language newspapers in Pakistan have published eye witness accounts of the attack on the Islamic school. Here are the main points. AFTERMATH:

Jamaat al-Muslimeen news,P.O. Box10881, Baltimore, MD 21234 [3 items]

IMAM JAMIL UPDATE ON WPFW-FM

An update on the case of Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the incarcerated Muslim leader formerly known as H. Rap Brown, will be presented on radio station WPFW, 89.3 fm in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. It can be heard live on www.wpfw.org.

Hodari Abdul-Ali, co-host of "Spirit in Action", will have as his guests Attorney Karimah Al-Amin,wife of Imam Jamil; Ed Brown, director of The Justice Fund and brother of Imam Jamil; and Bilal Sunni-Ali, Coordinator of the International Committee to Support Imam Jamil Al-Amin. Listeners will be able to call in at 202-588-0893.

Brother Hodari, recently named as a co-host of the radio program started by the late community activist Damu Smith, can be heard on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Previous shows have included "Reparations Update", and "9:11-Crime of the Century", about the complicity of the Bush administration with the events of 9/11/01. He is also the Executive Director of the Imam Jamil Action Network (IJAN), which has been working to raise awareness about the case of Imam Jamil, who supporters believe is a political prisoner that has been unfairly convicted and incarcerated since March 2000.

For more information call 301-728-8949 or email
BrotherHodari@hotmail.com


Islamic Prisoner's Family Waits in Vain for Phone Call
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar Being Punished for Talking to Prison "Neighbor" in Next Cell

Special Report

On October 23 Ahmed was supposed to get a call home for the Eid. He asked for the whole family, his wife Lisa, the children and his brother, to be there between 11:00 am - 3:00 PM. So they all sat there waiting. Finally they realized something was wrong, that he wasn't going to call. Around 4:00 PM Lisa received a call from Ken Paul, one of the attorneys. She knew something was definitely wrong.

Then Paul informed Lisa that because Ahmed spoke to his neighbor, which we have since come to learn is a clear violation of the SAMs, his family visits and phone calls have been taken away for 3 months. Ahmed is due to be moved at anytime now to a new facility. So they have succeeded in preventing his family from seeing him at least one more time before this move takes place..Please keep him Ahmed in your prayers.

[SAMs are special administrative measures imposed by the U.S. government which make it illegal for Islamic prisoners from talking to anyone. Monthly family and attorney visits are carefully monitored. If the prisoner says a word which is "objectionable," he loses all visits for three months. The Jews blame Hitler for being rough on prisoners. History shows that Hitler never treated his prisoners as badly as the U.S. is doing with Islamic prisoners. He never tried to stop prisoners from talking to each other]


Takeover of Lakewood, New Jersey by Haredi Jews: What does it teach Muslims/African-Americans?

by 'Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City]

I was reading a disturbing article in the 10/22/2006 edition of the Star-Ledger, a New Jersey paper. The article, "A Growing Divide", talks about a once seemingly thriving community that consisted of reform Jews and black and white Christians that has been overrun by ultra-Orthodox Jews. They are Haredi Jews. Robert Singer, a Republican Jew stated, "the Orthodox have done a lot for this community, but they are never going to be apart of this community." The Haredi are dead-set against assimilation of any kind.

This Orthodox Jewish population began to grow in the 1990's but ballooned after September 11, 2001 when the brooklyn Jews moved to Lakewood. It is estimated that in a town of 75,000 that 45,000 of them are Haredi Jews. They have since taken over the mayoral office, planning committees and school boards. The areas that they have chosen to settle in were once African-American. What Orthodox Jews have done is offer higher than market rate prices for these homes in an effort to buy out whole neighborhoods and move in.

A Shomrim, a jewish neighborhood watch group, was formed after a young Orthodox woman had been sexually assaulted. However, according to Lakewood Public Safety Director Al peters they act more like "an independent police department."

The local NAACP is demanding an investigation into the recent assault of a 17 year old African-American, who was walking through what was later determined to be a public alley behind a Jewish housing complex. Elchonon Zimmerman jumped the boy and other Haredi Jews came to help in the assault. A racial slur was used against this victim but no bias charges were filed. Zimmerman was arrested and charged with simple assault.

There are also charges of police bias toward the Haredi Jews. In many instances, double parked delivery trucks to Orthodox stores are never ticketed but other car owners are. Glenn Bradford, a local minister and anti-poverty activist, said, "I understand how people in the minority communities are getting frustrated, but you can't fault the Jewish community for uniting and working for what they've got."

Okay, here's what many African-Americans and Muslims don't understand about America. The things they allow white people (Jewish or Christian) to do are not the same things they will allow us to do, at least not as easily. I do agree with one thing that these Haredi Jews are doing and that is avoiding assimilation at all costs.

The progress of African-Americans has been slowed by their belief that they are apart of American society and that to achieve "equality" they have to go through years and years of lawsuits against local and state governments to accomplish such things as creating a curriculum of inclusion in the educational system. Instead of demanding that master let us into his house, black educators could've created hundreds of little private schools all over the country! These are the same kinds of schools I attended growing up in Harlem, NY.

Progress won't be as easy for us because our communities are under constant attack unlike any other by anti-Muslim, racist zealots. The black community is a prime example of how busy shaitan is. The response to the Black Power Movement of the 1970's was heroin and then, the 1980's crack epidemic. For every positive action there has been a negative reaction.

The Haredi Jews recognize American society's corrupt ways. When are we Muslims and African-American's going to realize it and declare our independence? These Haredi Jews have something I see missing in our communities and that is pride in their culture. No one can tell them anything because according to them everyone else is wrong and they are right.

2006-11-02 Thu 00:00:01 cst
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