Shawwal 26,1427/November 18, 2006 #77
to end for Turkish Group's Background Research on
ISNA President Mattson's Magazine:
A deeply laid plan to undermine Islam.
Also see below:
Astounding info. about Hitler, Islam and the Waffen-SS
PAKISTAN: from our Media Monitor
General Musharraf Openly Opposes Sharia and Rights of Raped Women.
November 16: General Musharraf's supporters bulldozed a new law
through the largely rubber stamp parliament which takes away the
Sharia protection Islam provides to women. Rapists are liable to
be executed under Islamic law [Sharia]. Musharraf has openly come
out against the Islamic rights of women including execution of rapists.
He also does not want Islamic punishments for adultery and fornication.
The Islamic Coalition MMA was willing to compromise with Musharraf by
accepting the regime's bill of rights for women if amendments could
be made to plug the loopholes which led to misuse of laws based on
Sharia which were poorly applied.
Now that Musharraf has used the excuse of misapplication of Islamic
Law to dump Islamic Law altogether, the Islamic Coalition is
considering resigning from Parliament. It seems to be too little
MMA and the entire spectrum of Islamic voices in Pakistan have
condemned Musharraf's latest venture as part of the
"Americanization" of Pakistan.
[November 13: In Dargai, the complete electric power station
and grid went up in flames with multiple explosions. The government
says it was not terrorism. Earlier in this area, 42 Pakistani
troops were killed by a martyrdom operator said to be taking revenge
for the 80 children killed in an Islamic school in a coordinated
U.S.-Pakistani operation on Oct.30. Musharraf said the children
Chadian Channel for Darfur Rebels Facing Cut Off? NY Times is Furious
On November 16, Nicholas Kristoff of the New York Times,
speaking from Chad, told NPR [National Public Radio] horror stories
about Sudanese atrocities against the people of Chad. It was a
totally unsubstantiated litany of horrors, a relentless tale of
murder, rape and mutilation. The NY Times is smearing Sudan as it
once did Iraq, Afghanistan and Algeria.
[Remember the fabricated story about Saddam's troops throwing away
babies in incubators when they invaded Kuwait, or the stories of
Taliban beating up women which were concocted by RAWA, a group of
Sudan is already under three kinds of U.S. sanctions. However, the
misfortune of U.S. policies is that the government of Chad, through
which the rebels in Darfur were being armed, is facing a serious
problem. It appears that Chadian forces friendly to Sudan are
preparing to topple the Chadian regime. Thus the Darfur supply
line is being cut and the Zionists eager to destroy Sudan are
getting desperate in their propaganda.
Hour-Long CNN Hate Binge Against Islam Ignored Journalistic Ethics
& Accuracy in Reporting: Glenn Beck seems unaware of Standards, Context
& Right of Reply
Mr. Glenn Beck
Your attempted exposure of "radical Islam" [November 15] was in
poor taste, was vulgar in its style and attempted to mislead and
deceive American audiences. Let me help you to understand that even
war time propaganda requires some finesse to be effective.
You lost credibility by forgetting that CNN is not supposed to be
an Israeli program and you are an American and not an Israeli. Almost
all your concerns were Israeli and not American.
You wasted a big chunk of your program in attempting to insult
President Ahmedinejad of Iran. Conveniently you forgot that
Ahmedinejad is the elected leader of Iran and has mass support.
Compare him with President Bush: Ahmedinejad travels all over Iran
and receives the love and admiration of millions of people. By
contrast, Bush has not spoken to an open, public rally for 6 years.
Bush won by a very narrow margin. Ahmedinejad is hugely popular.
Let's look at the complaints you have against Islam, which you call
"radical Islam." There are three of these:
1. Iranians hold big rallies and chant "death to Israel." You should
have provided some context here. For instance, Israel invaded Lebanon
in 1982 and slaughtered more than 20,000 Lebanese, mostly civilians.
This summer, 2006, Israel smashed Lebanon's infrastructure on the
plea that two of its troops had been captured while driving their
tanks in occupied Lebanese territory. Unless you claim to have a
short term memory, how could you possibly fault anyone for shouting
"death to Israel." It's just a slogan and does not compare with the
cluster bombs and phosphorous shells Israel used in Lebanon.
2. You claimed that Iran is developing its nuclear program and this
could be the prelude to a second "holocaust of the Jews." Here you
resorted to deliberate deception. Iran's nuclear program is entirely
peaceful and its potential to build a nuclear bomb is a decade away.
By contrast, Israel has an arsenal of nuclear weapons assembled at
its underground Dimona installations. It also has dolphin class
submarines procured from Germany which can deliver nuclear bombs
to Arab cities.
3. You were self-righteous in your declamations against Muslims
[particularly Palestinians] who teach their children to hate Jews
and to acclaim "suicide bombers." Here again you did not provide
context. Israel has occupied Palestine and has turned all of Gaza
into a concentration camp where every day Israeli tanks and
helicopters wreak death and destruction. If this were the Warsaw
ghetto, you would not fault the Jews for preparing their future
generations to fight the Nazis. Muslims are unarmed but unwilling
to accept Zionist control.
3a. My suggestion to you. To put an end to such desperate resistance
by the Palestinians, you should advocate that Merkava tanks, F-16s
and Apache helicopters be provided to the Palestinians so that they
have some equivalence in weapons with Israel and don't have to
sacrifice themselves to hit the Israelis.
Let's look at the guests you invited to support your poor quality
propaganda. You had the notorious Israeli terrorist Netanyahoo, an
unknown person named Walid Shoebat, whom you claimed is a "former
terrorist," an incoherent woman named Brigitte Gabriel, allegedly
from Lebanon, and a confused Muslim named Aslam Abdullah, Ph.D
Thus you ignored a basic principle of journalism, that both sides be
heard. If your purpose was propaganda, even then you could have
selected better supporters of the U.S. government such as officials
from CAIR who are trusted by the FBI and know how to sell
Considering that your entire program was an attack on Islam,
including direct attacks on the Qur'an by Ms. Gabriel, you failed
to invite any Islamic scholar independent of, and critical of, the
U.S. power structure and its Zionist controllers. Even one genuine
Islamic critic could have provided some authenticity to your program.
Instead you trotted out Aslam Abdullah, Ph.D., from the Islamic
Center of Nevada! Next you will find someone from the Islamic
Center of Beverly Hills! or [why not] the Islamic Center of the
Pentagon or the islamic Center of "reconstructed Fallujah" or from
the palace of Kabul's Karzai! What led to his selection and the
warm welcome you gave him?
Aslam Abdullah is not a scholar of Islam or a leader of Muslims
in America. He claimed that he has been holding rallies against
Osama bin Laden. Isn't that "kind of strange" that while the Muslim
populations worldwide, from Bangladesh to Nigeria, from Somalia to
"Great" Britain, from North Carolina to Norway have been rallying
against Israel, Aslam Abdullah has been rallying against Osama bin
Laden. Have a heart Mr. Beck, you destroyed Aslam Abdullah by
bringing him to your program.
Let me help you to recognize the leaders of the Muslims of America.
These are Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, Imam
Warith Deen Umar, Prof. Sami al-Arian, Imam Ali al-Timimi,
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar
and many others. If you want American audiences to understand why
there is conflict in the Middle East, invite these genuine leaders.
You will thus be able to educate your audience and not be seen as a
hatemonger and a fabricator.
One final note: Do you know that as a journalist, you should have
provided sources, dates and context for the videos of Islamic
children and groups which you used? You failed to provide sources.
Thus you plagiarized and failed to provide proper credit for the
pictures you used. Those photos were certainly not produced by CNN.
You stole them.
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Outreach to the Muslim Community:
Info Card about Imam Warith Deen Umar
On November 17, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's large size info card about
U.S. Islamic leader Imam Umar [Albany, New York] was given to 159
Muslims after Juma' prayers at Masjid al-Haqq in Baltimore, Maryland.
This masjid is the biggest in the African-American sector of Baltimore.
The card emphasizes the state terrorism which Imam Umar endured because
he spoke up against U.S. imperialism in Afghanistan and Iraq. His
apartment in the Bronx was trashed by U.S. government storm troopers
who violated his place of worship in the apartment. Not content with
that, the government terrorists then entered his family's home near
Albany, New York. The terrorists used dogs to violate the sanctity
of his home. A bogus case was fabricated against Imam Umar. Why?
Because he spoke truth to power, which is a Muslim's duty according
to Hadith of the blessed messenger of Allah, pbuh.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Leader Describes him as "Muslim" Zionist
November 16: We interviewed Imam Badi Ali, Islamic leader from
North Carolina, about the election of Keith Ellison in Minnesota
who is being hailed as the first Muslim to be elected to the
U.S. Congress. Here is Imam Badi Ali's response:
Ellison can best be described as a "Muslim" Zionist. Just as there
are Jewish Zionists and Christian Zionists, now we have a "Muslim"
Zionist, though Muslim and supporter of Israel are mutually
Ellison is so much pro-Israel that the Jews preferred to support him
and to oppose a Jew who was put up by the Republicans. Hard core
Zionists, like Nick Coleman of Minnesota, who abused and insulted
British leader Galloway for supporting Palestine, supported Ellison.
You will see CAIR and others who have sold out the cause of Islam
publicizing Ellison across the country and presenting him everywhere
as the first Muslim in Congress. This entire situation is a farce.
Here are references for Keith Ellison:
"During the campaign, Mr. Ellison was supported by the National
Jewish Democratic Council as well as a prominent Minneapolis
Jewish newspaper, which endorsed him over his Republican rival
Alan Fine, who is Jewish." [BBC News, November 8, 2006]
" 'I'm not running as a Muslim, I'm running as an American,
as a person that's trying to help our country be better," he told
Voice of America in an interview earlier this year.' "
[BBC News. Nov. 8, 2006]
Why is CAIR interested in Ellison? Nihad Awad and Parvez Ahmed
have personally donated to Ellison's campaign.
[Star Tribune newspaper.]
Keith Ellison is also being touted as a Black representative. In
fact he betrayed the Nation of Islam and has gone to the extent of
calling Minister Farrakhan's statements "anti-semitic:" Ellison says
about Farrakhan's views which he had earlier supported:
"I wrongly dismissed concerns that they were anti-Semitic. They
were and are anti-Semitic and I should have come to that conclusion
earlier than I did."
[Chicago Tribune, June 30, 2006.]
That's called opportunism. Ellison dumped his entire past to get
elected to the U.S. Congress. This is not very different from
Pakistan's General Musharraf dumping the Taliban to get $1 billion
and more from the U.S.
Re: Homosexuality Criticism is Offensive
[See Dr. Siddique's khutba in previous issue]
The article regarding homosexuality is offensive. The position of
the article regarding homosexuality is not consistent with science.
Any religion that is not compatible with reason and science is
doomed. Please unsubscribe me from your list.
Re: New Trend's analysis of Iran's Cooperation with the
U.S. in Iraq and Ali Sistani's Role
Shukrun wa Jazakallah for your latest dispatch of the New Trend.
Your comments about the developing situation in the ME are very
penetrating, to the point and thought provoking. May Allah bless
The role of Imam Al-Sistani has all through been "dubious". Had he
taken a clear stand for a united Iraq, he could unite all the Sunni
and Shia forces but at that time he preferred to sit in London in
the name of "treatment"? Equally, Iran is determined to flare up the
growing "Shia nationalism" throughout the Region. It would engulf
the area with extreme violence if the USA dared to "disturb" Iran
in its quest for nuclear energy. Iran will get the "Shia-Atom Bomb".
The USA, and its European allies will just remain silent spectators
with their "tacit" approval, beating about the "bush" while the
serpent passes away.
The "other side" of the Iranian coin, the Yahud will give
only some verbal rebuttal and threat. In consequence, the topography
of ME will change faster than our expectations.
The ensuing turmoil may "pave" the way for Israel to complete its
centuries old dream of Greater Israel as the restless Iraq will
remain "occupied" for decades and the so-called Gulf Sheikhdoms
would "love" sitting in the lap of their Master Uncle Sam.
It is the time that the Muslim leadership rises to the occasion
and struggles hard to save the Ummah from further
disintegration and get out of its mess.
Thinking outside the Box
by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Hitler, the Waffen SS and Islamic Forces:
Unknown Facts Which Undermine the Jewish version of World War II History
A major obstacle the Muslim world faces in dealing with European
and American versions of the Second World War is that only one side
of the story is reported. We think of World War II, almost on reflex,
as a conflict between good and evil in which Hitler was Evil and the
victors of the war represented Good.
However, when we look at Israeli propaganda in our own times, we see
claims which have no connection with reality at all. Before our very
eyes, even in the little reporting done by the U.S. media, Israel
destroyed Lebanon's infrastructure and yet it claimed quite calmly
that it was only defending itself against "terrorism."
Every day, the Israelis, using the latest weaponry, hunt down
Palestinians in their own homes, killing women and children repeatedly
and then claiming that it was a "mistake" or "it is being investigated."
If the Jews can depict helpless Palestinians as "terrorists," is it not
possible that they might be inaccurate in their reports about Hitler?
Consider this strange situation: Hitler did not kill Muslims or
occupy Africa. Yet we Muslims consider Hitler Evil and refer to
evil persons as "Nazis." Is it possible that we have been brainwashed
and mentally colonized to the extent that we use the syntax of our
Did prominent Muslims think of Hitler during his life time as we do?
How many of us know that a top Islamic leader Shaikh Amin
al-Hussaini, the Mufti of Palestine, considered Hitler a natural
ally of the Palestinian people. He visited Hitler and stayed in
Berlin for quite a while. He was given the highest honors by Hitler
and treated as the Ambassador of Palestine.
Within that context, the Institute of Historical Research, a
revisionist think tank, has translated an astounding speech by
Leon Degrelle, the most famous leader of Hitler's elite military
units known as the Waffen-SS. General Degrelle was Belgian, not
a German, yet he won Germany's highest military honors in 76 events
of hand-to-hand combat with Soviet troops. Degrelle reveals that
the Waffen-SS was a pan-European force, not a narrowly German group
of Hitler fanatics as we are usually told. By the time the war ended,
the Waffen-SS consisted of a million men of whom 600,000 were
non-Germans. The basic idea that all of Europe hated Germany and
the Germans imposed themselves by military force on Europe turns out
to be untrue on this account.
Most astonishing is General Degrelle's debunking of the oft-repeated
story that Hitler was against religion. In fact President Roosevelt
himself initiated the propaganda gambit that Hitler wanted to destroy
all churches and impose a "Nazi Church" on the whole world! Crude and
totally false, the story caught on rapidly because the media were
manipulated by the Jews even at that time.
[Some Hitler loyalists did initiate a Nazi church but it did not catch on.]
Degrelle points out that within the Waffen-SS were 60,000
Islamic troops. Each battalion of the Islamic Waffen-SS had an
Imam and each Company had a Mullah. The military capability of
the Islamic units in the Waffen-SS was so high that Hitler
recognized their valor personally by awarding them small copies
of the Qur'an which they could keep with them.
The translation of Degrelle's speech, with a useful introduction,
can be obtained on CD from:
Behind the $2 million Deal
Background to ISNA President Mattson's Journal:
Deep Plan to Undermine Islam
HARTFORD SEMINARY PUBLICATION-Review
Before the Hartford Seminary revealed that they were granted a
2 million dollar gift from Gulen's group, we, an independent
group of researchers from diverse backgrounds and religious beliefs,
have compiled information about the Hartford Seminary. We have
divided the research information into two sections. In the first
section, we have examined the Hartford Seminary's historical mission
and its publication The Moslem World. In the second section, we
compiled information on the current state of the mission, its
supporters, and its implementations. The second section will be
A Review of the Hartford Seminary publication, The Moslem World
The Harford Seminary was formed in 1833 to train ministers for
churches. In the early 1900's, the Seminary organized the Hartford
School of Missions in order to train missionaries. Today, it is
called the Hartford Seminary Foundation and involves developing
educational outreach to clergy, research into the role of the church
in society; and Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations.
The Hartford Seminary publishes a journal called The Muslim World.
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi is a current editor and Ingrid Mattson,
the president of ISNA, is an associate editor. Previously, this
publication was called The Moslem World which started in 1911.
What was the original intention and purpose of this journal?
The journal was a research vehicle to educate Christian missionaries
about Islam and Muslims. A common theme among this early publication
was how to address and stop the spread of Islam in Europe by the
Ottomans. In addition, the publication attempted to distort Islam
and propagandize a negative image of Islam. Let us examine some early
writings of this journal. An editorial states, "We hope to interpret
Islam a world-wide religion in all its varied aspects and its deep
needs, ethical and spiritual to Christians: to point out and press
home the true solution of the Moslem problem, namely the
evangelization of Moslems; to be of practical help to all who toil
for this end; and to awaken sympathy, love and prayer on behalf of
the Moslem world until its bonds burst, its wounds are healed, its
sorrows removed, and its desires satisfied with Jesus Christ"
(Vol. I. No. 1. January, 1911, Page 3). In another article, titled
Constantinople as a Centre of Islam, it states, "The
Moslem of Turkey to-day worships the God of the Christian, he will
declare that he honors and believes in Jesus Christ, but he cannot
stand a theological examination. If he knows how to read at all,
the Turkish villager knows no Arabic, and has knowledge of the
Koran and of the demands of his religion by hearsay only"
(Vol. 1. No 3. July 1911, Page 231).
Furthermore, this publication does not stop at distorting Islam
and Muslims; it goes so far as to insult our Prophet Mohammad
(PBUH). In the article titled, The Influence of a Mohammedan
Environment on the Missionary, it states, "Islam is a
religion of compromise. The puzzle of the life of its founder
results from the conflicting elements in his character: religious
zeal and political ambition, enthusiasm for righteousness and the
use of immoral means in carrying out his purpose, scorn of evil
and personal indulgence" (Vol. III. No.1. January 1913, Page 5).
This last quote appears seemingly familiar with Pope XVI. Benedict's
reiteration of Emperor Manuel II's insult to the Prophet of Islam.
With the historical purpose of The Moslem World Journal in mind,
today the Hartford Seminary continues to distort Islam by
indoctrinating naive Muslims into their mission. The seminary
promotes Muslim individuals who wish to redefine Islam, under the
guise of "Civil Islam." The Hartford seminary also educates
Muslims from various countries in Islamic studies. Ironically, in
Turkey certain Muslim groups recruit students for this institution.
It seems odd that a publication of an institution that ridiculed
Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is now educating Muslims on Islam.
We encourage Muslims to examine The Moslem/Muslim World Journal
at any university library and review the content listed above and
evaluate for yourselves the validity of their mission. It is vitally
important that Muslims are aware of the distortion attempts to Islam
by organized groups and theological societies.
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