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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Shawwal 14,1427/November 6, 2006 #74

by Imam Badi Ali, Greensboro, North Carolina

On November 5, 2006 a puppet "court" set up by the occupation forces in Baghdad, Iraq sentenced the President of Iraq to death for actions he had taken against armed rebels who were trying to kill him at the behest of a foreign power. Surely, the acceptance of martyrdom by President Saddam is much nobler than the miserable life of America's slaves like Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and king Abdullah of Jordan.

[Ramsey Clark, leader of the anti-war movement in America, told New Trend only a couple of days before the death sentence that the trial is a show trial and a total farce carried out by the enemies of Saddam HUSSEIN. There is no legitimacy in this entire process, he said. The U.S. is committing crimes in Iraq which overshadow anything Saddam allegedly did.]

[New Trend notes two items: The timing of the verdict, just before the November 7 elections in the U.S. was meant to give a boost to the Republicans. Secondly, just about EVERY Jewish-Zionist speaker, writer, scholar, politician, teacher, "activist," you name it, spoke against and condemned Saddam HUSSEIN much before his trial. His real 'fault' was that he supported Palestinian martyrs' families. He stood up to America. The U.S. tried to kill him 33 times and failed. Finally 'Shock and Awe' was tried and Saddam still survived. Instead, he went underground and resisted the American forces for 9 months. He was captured by deceit and treachery.]

{Saddam's final words after the death sentence were: "You are a puppet of the occupation forces," [to the judge]. "Down with the occupiers." Resistance!" "Long live united Iraq." "Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar."}

Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Shoora
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 3-4, 2006

Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Shoora members got a great welcome from prominent leaders of the Turkish-American community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Turkish Muslims are known for their hospitality and generosity but even by those standards, the welcome, practical help and support they gave to the Shoora was amazing.

The series of events in Milwaukee can be summed up under four items: Resolutions Reflect Basic Issues Facing the Muslims of America

Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Shoora Passed the Following Resolutions for support by the Muslims of America:

#1. USA should withdraw ALL its military presence from Iraq and Afghanistan because there is no threat from these countries to the USA and because continued U.S. military presence is causing great losses in men and material to both the U.S. and Iraq. Continued military presence is not furthering the cause either of democracy or of Islam.

#2. U.S. Muslims must unite to oppose the oppression which is being imposed on the U.S. Muslim ummah by the U.S. government. The Muslims are ONE Ummah and the suffering and loss of one is the suffering and loss of all.

#3. All Muslims and Americans in general should oppose and endeavor to stop the culture of drugs, crime and prostitution of women which has become common place on the media. We see a deliberate and systematic attempt being made by the media to undermine the basic sexual and social mores of humanity.

#4. We call on the U.S. government to FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS. The Jamaat pinpoints the cases of Imam Jamil al-Amin, Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, Prof. Sami al-Arian, Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar, Masaud Khan, Jose Padilla, Dr. Ali al-Timimi, Imam Warith Deen Umar, Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi, Prof. Abdelhalim Ashqar and others. They have been arrested, harassed, imprisoned and, in some cases, given long sentences, though none of them were proven to have committed any violence against individuals or plots to overthrow the U.S. government.

#5. We welcome the Latinos and Latinas who have come to the US. We oppose all attempts to stop immigration and we condemn the setting up of walls and the use of coercive measures on the Mexican-American borders. This country belongs to Allah and hence to humanity, not to any one race or ruling class.

#6. OVERSEAS. Palestine is the MOST important and central issue. We condemn the ongoing Israeli terrorism against the Palestinian people. We urge the people of the world in general and the Muslim world in particular to condemn Israel and to support Palestine.

#7. OVERSEAS. We condemn the bombing of the PAKISTANI Islamic school in which 80 people, mostly children, were killed in a joint U.S.-Pakistani military operation. This was a crime against humanity and those responsible for the mass murder, both Pakistani and U.S., must be brought to trial as soon as soon as possible for capital crimes.

#8. OVERSEAS. We urge Austria and Germany to release David Irving, Germar Rudolf and Ernest Zundel, the three holocaust deniers who are being held in prison. We see shades of the Spanish Inquisition that scholars and researchers are being held in prison for writings critical of the Jewish version of World War II. There is no holocaust museum for African slaves and Native Americans in memory of atrocities which went on for 400 years while Israel is being rewarded for 6 years of crimes against Jews. No reparations are being made to African-Americans and "Red" Indians while billions have been paid [and are being paid] to Israel for 6 years of war. This double standard must stop.


Please write letters of protest URGENTLY to these addresses asking that Ahmed be given the rights which are the due of all prisoners all over the world:

Marvin D. Morrison Warden
NEW YORK, NY 10007
Phone: 646-836-6300
Fax: 646-836-7751
***Ken Hoss, Legal Affairs (determines length and severity of punishment)

Hon. John G. KOELTL
United States District Judge
Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse
500 Pearl Street, Room 1030
New York, New York 10007-1312
(212) 805-0222

Courtroom 12B
Deputy (212) 805-0107

For personal information on Br. Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar, go to:

2006-11-06 Mon 17:26:10 cst