Zulq'idah 15,1427/December 7, 2006 #81
to a few thoughts on CAIR's scoundrels who claim America's
people are against Muslims.
Scroll way down
to great article from Britain on Chechnya:
the real story behind the murders of Litvinenko and Anna Politkovskaya
Thought of the day:
Link up with Allah Almighty. Don't miss your prayers under any
circumstances. You need the power surge:
"Pray standing up; if not possible, then sitting down; and if you
don't have the strength even for that, then pray lying down."
[Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Hadith narrated by 'Imran, r.a., in
Bukhari's Sahih, Abu Dawud's Sunan and Ahmad ibn
Letter from the Editor to Book TV [C-Span2]
James Zogby's Slanderous Attack on Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman
Dear Mr. Lamb [producer of Book TV] : Perhaps you will agree with me
that Book TV should not be a forum for propaganda against Islam. Also,
that you usually get interviewers to question authors after they have
studied the subject. However, in his interview with Lawrence Wright,
author of The Looming Tower, Mr. James Zogby [of the Arab
American Institute] committed serious errors which showed that he
was not prepared for the task you had given him.
In the middle of the discussion, Zogby stated about the blind Shaikh,
Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman: "We know he was a terrorist." Zogby added that
the Shaikh carried out "violent and extremist activity" in Egypt.
Mr. Zogby seems to be happily unaware that the Egyptian regime
repeatedly arrested and imprisoned Shaikh Omar but was never able
to find any evidence to convict him. The Egyptian dictator may be
Mr. Zogby's favorite person but has been cited by several human
rights organizations for torture, execution of opponents, open-ended
and random imprisonment of "suspects" as well as rape of female Islamists.
I can understand that Mr. Zogby is opposed to the Islamic aspirations
of the Egyptian people but that certainly does not entitle him to
slander one of the greatest scholars of Islam, Dr. Abdel Rahman, a
Ph.D from al-Azhar university.
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English
Letter from the Editor to W.D. Supporter Johari Abdul Malik
Attempt to Whitewash the Pope & to Denigrate the Islamic Veil:
Stop your unislamic Activity
Dear Johari Abdul Malik [Washington, DC]:
Peace be with those who are rightly guided
Previously you assured the U.S. government [on C-Span] that you would
work to arrest "extremists" whom you might find in Muslim communities.
Thus you tried to take over work which belongs to the FBI's realm.
Now we find that you are openly supporting the forces opposed to Islam.
You know that the Catholic Pope insulted Islam and Prophet Muhammad
[peace and blessings be on him]. During his visit to Turkey, the Pope
was opposed and condemned by the masses of Turkish Muslims. Even the
government was very careful to be polite to him but not to endorse him.
However, in your segment November 28] with Paula Zhan on CNN [a
known Zionist], you claimed that [in your own words] the "Pope has
undergone a sea change." You praised the Catholic Church and
complained that "moderation" is real Islam but it is not being heard.
Then you went further and attacked the face veil of Muslim women.
You stated flatly that "covering the face is not required" and
according to Hadith only the woman's head and bosom need to be covered.
Now, Mr. Johari Malik, you surely know that several interpretations
of the Qur'anic verses about modest dress for Muslim women are
accepted in the Islamic canon. If you had said that you accept
the interpretation which you gave, and it is only one of three,
that would have been understandable. I am sure you know, if you
have done any reading, that great scholars of Islam, like Maulana
Maudoodi, r.a., favored the interpretation which includes the face
veil. Also, scholars have pointed out that the hadith narration
about covering the head and bosom [or leaving uncovered the face
and hands] is "weak" according to the rules of Hadith narration.
What makes your statement downright treacherous is that you were
invited by the Zionists to speak against the face veil worn by
millions of sincere Islamic women who are in the vanguard of the
Islamic struggle against cultural imperialism, and you obliged the
enemies by giving only the interpretation which would go against
the face veil.
Mr. Johari Malik, the least you can do is to apologize to our sisters
who wear the face veil. You must not pretend that there is only one
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English
Analysis: New Trend Special:
Iraq Report: Old Wine in New Bottles:
All out War Promised in 2007. Shia "Israel" to be Set Up
The Iraq Study Group [ISG] was a bipartisan affair, so both the
Bush administration and the recently victorious Democrats knew about
it. As New Trend had predicted, the report and the Bush-Blair reaction
to it indicate that the U.S. will stay in Iraq in the hope of achieving
a military victory. The ISG does not envisage any withdrawal of U.S.
forces before 2008, and in that year, if the "security situation" so
indicates, there will be re-positioning of troops and perhaps a
partial withdrawal or at least a quicker rotation of troops.
The ISG agrees with Gates, the replacement for Rumsfeld, that "we are
not winning" in Iraq. That's probably the most important concession
to reality the ISG has made. A proper security environment will have
to be provided so that the U.S.-installed government can function.
An important DISCLOSURE made by the report is that there will be [or
need to be] talks with Iran and Syria. This advice is nothing more
than pretense. Iran is already cooperating with the U.S. in Iraq,
as it did in Afghanistan. As Iranian minister Mottaki stated last
year, Iran has pumped $1 billion into the "infrastructure" being
set up by the U.S.-installed "government." Nouri al-Maliki, the
so-called Prime Minister of Iraq, visits both Tehran and Washington
to get his orders.
The ISG Report inclines strongly towards the Shi'as. It recommends
talks with all Shia groups [including Ali Sistani and Moqtada al-Sadr]
but leaves al-Qaidah out. The time table suggested indicates that
2007 will see an all out attempt by Bush to wipe out the Islamic
resistance in Iraq and then power will be handed over to the Shi'as
in the Baghdad-Basra corridor before the U.S. pulls out to its bases
in the West [to keep the Islamic resistance down] and in the north
to protect the secular Kurdish groups and the oil in the
It's difficult to say whether this new strategy will win; most
probably it won't because most of it has already been tried. The
U.S. has inflicted all its power on the people of western Iraq but
has failed miserably. The new al-Qaidah leadership, under Abu Ayyub
al-Masri, has successfully rallied the Iraqi resistance and continues
to inflict losses on the U.S. military forces. No one is surrendering
in western Iraq and U.S. success stories from there have almost
totally ceased. A rudimentary Islamic state, precursor to the
Caliphate, has been set up. Will the Islamic resistance be crushed
by the U.S. in 2007? It is possible but not likely.
The other problem for the U.S. was Muqtada al-Sadr. Here, it appears,
a compromise has taken place. Al-Sadr is willing to compromise because
his support base has been corroded by breakaway segments which seem to
be linking themselves directly to Iran.
WHY IS ISRAEL UNHAPPY? The Olmert terrorist faction which is in power
in Israel has expressed dissatisfaction with the ISG report. To
understand the Zionist terror entity's politics, one must keep an
eye on the fundamental division within the jewish ranks:
IS there any Doubt that a Shia version of "Israel" is part of U.S. Plan?
Almost half the Israeli Jews want to just hang on to the territories
they usurped from Palestine. They call this stolen land "Israel."
They would like the Palestinians and the Arabs to say that the
stolen land is not stolen land but is a legitimate state called
"Israel" with the backing of the United Nations. The corrupt
tyrants ruling Muslim countries have already agreed to grant this
legitimacy to "Israel" in spite of the fact that they themselves
The other half of Israeli Jews want to use firepower to overpower
and subjugate the Arab world so that they can dictate terms.
Unfortunately for them, they suffered a setback in the recent
attempt Olmert made to crush Hizbullah. These JEWS WERE BEHIND
THE WAR IN IRAQ. With the U.S. facing defeat in Iraq, the Jewish
terrorist groups which control the IDF and the Israeli air force
are in disarray. They wanted the U.S. to intimidate Iran [remember
the threats of nuclear war] but with the Hizbullah resistance to
their tank columns, the will be unable to stop U.S.-Iranian cooperation.
If there were any doubt, it should have been put to rest by the visit
of top Iraqi Shi'a leader Sayyed Abdul Aziz al-Hakim to President
Bush on December 4. He was welcomed in Washington and by the U.S.
[Zionist] media more warmly than any foreign leader in recent
history. Here are the key points from his joint appearance with
Bush in his own words:
Al-Hakim described the U.S. occupation of Iraq as "liberation" and
hailed the "sacrifices" made in this "liberation:" He added that
"On top of that list of sacrifices, we cherish the sacrifices by
the Americans." He described the Islamic resistance as "terrorism"
and "emphasized" that his "government" will 'deal with terrorism"
and will do all it can "to defeat terrorism." About President
Saddam Hussein, he personally thanked Bush: "Thank you Mr. President
to get help us get rid of brutal dictatorship."
The same day, December 4, Al-Hakim brought out the details of his
thinking in a presentation to the U.S. Institute of Peace in
Washington, DC. broadcast by C-Span. [The word "peace" in U.S.
elite terminology usually means war to impose terms.] The Shi'a
leader read out a long statement in Arabic which was translated.
He then took questions.Al-Hakim was warmly introduced by a Jew,
aptly named Daniel Serwer. Al-Hakim claimed that the U.S. has not
been brutal enough against the Islamic resistance. He complained
that the "strikes against al-Qaidah are not hard enough." This was
puzzling for some members of the audience who know that FIVE
Islamic cities in Western [Sunni] Iraq have been decimated by
the U.S.along with all their mosques and Islamic schools.
Al-Hakim threatened more violence if the U.S. does not strike
hard enough. 'Shia leaders may lose their patience,' he postured
while he denied that his "Badr" brigades, trained in Iran, have
been helping to cleanse Baghdad through death squad executions of
Iraqi citizens who happen to be Sunni. In response to a question,
he sidestepped the comparison that his forces are doing exactly
what he claims Saddam Hussein did.
Al-Hakim is STRONGLY in favor of U.S. troops staying on in the U.S.
In answer to a question about the legitimacy of U.S. military action
in Iraq, he claimed that it is legitimate because it was okayed by
a so-called "National Security Council" [NSC] set up by the
U.S.- installed government. He admitted that the so-called NSC
had bypassed the "Parliament" in okaying U.S. military action.
Finally, he opposed the view that the presence of U.S. forces
is generating "terrorism."
In an attempt at apparent hypocrisy, Al-Hakim kept referring to the
U.S. and British occupation forces as "multinational forces" in a
linguistic attempt to camouflage his cooperation with the Bush
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Imam Warith Deen Umar:
Powerful Interview with Dr. Leon's "On with Leon Show."
On December 2, the outstanding Imam Warith Deen Umar was the guest
of Dr. Wilmer Leon, one of the few independent broadcasters in
America who care for Islam and Muslims, who can be heard on XM
Radio. It was an unusual and exciting interview which Muslims can
be proud of.
Here is a brief note of appreciation from Imam Umar himself:
Dear brother KAUKAB: Thanks for referring me to Dr. Leon. I enjoyed
speaking on his program. It gave me a chance to get my concerns out.
Some Muslim brothers who love Islam are meeting with Rev. Al Sharpton,
who's called in on the Sean Bell (50 shots) murder. They want to
remind him and others (like Jesse Jackson) that it was these same
out-of-control NYPD murderers who traveled 150 miles to raid my home,
capture my wife and daughters and steal my property and possessions.
It is a shame on the Muslim "leaders" that we have to depend on the
non-Muslim leaders to call for justice for us. I am rushing out
(after I leave the masjid) to get an XM satellite radio so I can
As Salaamu Alaikum
Don't Call me American
Christian Hate Monger Drops Leaflets on Muslim Community in
Charlotte, North Carolina [With thanks to IPPA.]
Contrary to the impression CAIR projects, most Americans are not
against Islam. In the last week of November 2006, Martin Mawyer, a
Christian hate monger from the so-called Christian Action Network,
CAN, dropped leaflets from his plane on a Muslim community in
Charlotte County. The hate monger was objecting to the Muslims
naming their area after Shaikh Gilani, an Islamic scholar in
Pakistan. Mawyer claimed that Shaikh Gilani is a terrorist and a
street in USA should not be named after him.
The Muslims easily took the bottom out of the hatemonger's incitement
by pointing out that the street was named in 1992 and there is no
evidence of terrorism against the Shaikh. The hatemonger then tried
to talk to the local County Council but they refused to invite him.
The local newspaper wrote in support of the Muslims. Please write
and thank the paper.
Friday, December 1, 2006 5:16 PM EST
CAIR's REVERSE "DA'WAH" is HARMING MUSLIM COMMUNITIES and
ISLAM in AMERICA
by Kaukab Siddique
As the above incident in Charlotte shows, most Americans are not
against Islam and Muslims. CAIR, a so-called advocacy group linked
to the anti-Islam power structure, keeps collecting and projecting
incidents created by fringe elements among America's 300 million
plus people. Nowhere do you find a masjid fully active, with Muslims
there every day, being attacked even by fringe elements. This is
not Holland or UK.
CAIR creates the impression that America's Muslims are in great
danger. For its own purposes, CAIR even distributed a survey
claiming that Americans are against Muslims. Such surveys can
always be carried out in Republican principalities with
predictable results. Thirty per cent of Americans still support
Bush and polls from them can create a lopsided impression. Rush
Limbaugh and the clown named Glenn Beck [on CNN Prime] can create
the impression that 90% of Americans are against Muslims.
Oppression is coming against Islam and Muslims from the Bush
administration and the Zionists who have taken over this country,
not from the people. That's where CAIR is silent, and instead
licks the spittle of the oppressors and prostrates on their boots.
These trashy CAIRless people have been hailing a Zionist 'muslim'
Keith Ellison while ignoring the leaders of Islam in America like
Imam Jamil, Shaikh Omar, Prof. Sami al-Arian, Dr. Abdel Halim Ashqar,
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar,
Imam Warith Deen Umar who have been the targets of state terrorism.
Innocent citizens like Masoud Khan, Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi,
Dr. Ali al-Timimi, Jose Padilla and many others have been hurt by
this regime simply because they are Muslims. What did CAIR do
in these cases? Nothing! Instead it insulted the families of those
who took the trouble to appeal to CAIR for help.
Instead these CAIRless scoundrels like to generate cheap publicity
because by gross error, the favorite "imams" of the U.S. government,
who were on a visit to "muslim" Zionist K. Ellison were deplaned.
By contrast, hundreds of other Muslims stopped from flying, like
the eminent Imam Badi Ali, did not get any notice from
CAIR because they are not lick spittle Muslims.
It's about time that CAIR's trickery be stopped and CAIR be exposed
by peaceful means for its anti-Islam games.
Imam Ali Siddiqui: Impressive Khutba and Visits to Latino Muslims
in Florida: Islam Spreading Rapidly among the Oppressed
Report by Sr Khadijah , PIEDAD (Taqwa) Coordinator, Florida and
Br. Mario Nunez, Director of California Latino Muslim Assoc.
OUR first Latino Speaking tour took off with many unexpected
difficulties but many beautiful Muslims from Florida and California
helped us to pull it off. We also learned valuable lessons from our
First, a BIG KUDOS goes to Imam Ali Siddiqui, Imam Benjamin Perez and
Br Mario Nunez. It's just impossible to state how grateful we are!
These wonderful brothers left deep impressions wherever they went.
On Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, Imam Ali Siddiqui delivered Friday Khutbah
at the Masjid al-Qassam, in Tampa, on the topic of "Seven Steps for
the Development of an Islamic Community". Over 1,000 in the
congregation listened to Imam's Khutbah with enthusiasm and later
circled around him to ask questions. It was a great start in the
life of a new Muslimah who heard the first Friday Khutbah of her
new life. She later commented that she was really moved with the
In Tampa, Dr Mohammad Sultan of ISTABA Masjid and his team organized
a very successful OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, November 11, where over
850 non-Muslims gathered to learn about Islam. Imam Ali Siddiqui,
Sh. Yusuf Estes, Imam Benjamin Perez and Br Mario Nunez spoke.
The program was videotaped by the Istaba Masjid for later
distribution. A Muslim community radio program, "Focus on Faith,"
also taped the program for later airing on AM 1340.
Br Ahmad Howeedy and the team of Project Downtown, which consists
of students from the University of Southern Florida, organized the
most fulfilling event of the entire trip! Imam Ali Siddiqui, Imam
Benjamin Perez and Br Mario Nunez actively participated in food
distribution and sat down with the homeless and talked with them.
Imam Siddiqui was also instrumental in making connections with
the Rector of Downtown Tampa's Catholic Church to include Muslims
in the upcoming conference on the Homeless Crisis.
In Miami, Sr Melissa Matos, along with Muslim Students Association
at the University of Miami, Coral Gable Campus, organized a very
successful program where Imam Ali Siddiqui spoke on Andalucia and
the History of Islam in the Americas, and Imam Benjamin Perez and
Br Mario Nunez spoke about their journey to Islam. The program was
videotaped by the university and a community TV/Radio program to
be aired later.
Thanks to the Tampa Latino sisters who assisted in so many ways and
will continue to meet under the banner of PIEDAD for Dawah training
and Social services to the community. We hope they will network
with sisters from Miami and Fort Lauderdale whom we reconnected
with, as well as the new ones we met. Thanks to Sr Melissa Matos
of Miami, whose priceless assistance was integral to the success
of the program.
TAKBIR to sister Nathalia, New Muslimah from Fort Lauderdale who
drove down to meet us.
Last, but definitely not least, Br Samir Kakli, Amir and Rafael,
who gave so much of themselves for our success: We remain indebted
to you. May Almighty Allah reward all of you.
The program at the University of Miami was also attended by Prof.
Jamil of Southern Texas University, who is involved in research
on the social impact of Islam on Latinos in the USA and Latin
America as well.
Hizb Ut-Tahrir Britain
Death of ex-KGB spy highlights world silence on Russia's brutal
war in Chechnya
The former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko died this week as a result
of being exposed to the highly toxic radioactive isotope polonium
210. Speculation is rife as to the precise manner of his death and
who the possible perpetrators could be. Litvinenko personally
accused Russian Premier, Vladimir Putin, in his deathbed note
written two days prior to his death.
Whilst the details surrounding Litvinenko's death remain sketchy,
what is clear is that the former KGB employee had became a vehement
critic of Putin and his Chechnya policy that swept him to one
election victory after another. Putin rose to power on the back
of the Russian apartment block explosions in 1999, which he blamed
on "Chechen terrorists." 300 Russians died and anger in Russia was
at boiling point. Litvinenko accused the FSB (successor to the KGB)
of being behind the bombings in order to provide their former boss
with the pretext to destroy Chechnya a second time around.
Litvinenko had further angered the Russian authorities with his
investigation into the murder of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya
in October. Politkovskaya was a sole voice in an increasingly silent
world of the atrocities committed in Chechnya by Russian troops and
the brutality of their campaign.
Western governments have long feted successive Russian governments
since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Criticism of the
Russian regime since its first onslaught against Chechnya in 1994
has been muted and this has effectively given Russia a green light
over the past decade to continue with its barbarity in killing
civilians and civilian areas. In fact, western governments have
lavished praise upon Putin even as his administration has
increasingly become more dictatorial and oppressive.
The problem is that the stance of most western governments towards
Russia is either dictated by the reliance on Russian energy or its
moral backing for the "war on terror" or in some cases both which
precludes any serious criticism of Russia.
The Channel 4 reporter, Lindsey Hilsum wrote the following two years
ago, "Tony Blair maintains that intervention in one place where people
are tortured and oppressed doesn't mean we can or should intervene
everywhere." But Chechnya is a shameful example of western leaders
refusing to confront another government on human rights abuses and
war crimes because, in the end, strategic and political issues
matter more. Chechnya is complex and dangerous and miserable, and
we just don't care enough to try to make a difference.
In the intervening period, whilst world attention has focused on the
carnage in Iraq, Russian State terrorism in Chechnya has been
largely ignored. Chechnya has been described as a forgotten war.
Forgotten by the world, but a daily nightmare for its inhabitants.
The most recent chapter in this nightmare is what Litvinenko and
Politkovskaya were trying to expose. Litvinenko alleged that the
Russian authorities manufactured a Chechen threat in 1999 in order
to win an election for Putin and secure public backing to suppress
the call for independence in Chechnya.
A new report by Human Rights Watch reveals that torture is
"widespread and systematic." Russia's man in Chechnya, Ramzan
Kadyrov runs his own private force charged with executing
"enforced disappearances." Human rights groups have estimated
the number of disappeared between 3,000 and 5,000 in the last
seven years, although many consider this to be a conservative
Chechnya's population numbers around 1 million. During the first
and second wars in Chechnya, between 150,000 and 200,000 civilians
died. That is a staggering statistic taking into account the
population. Today, the capital Grozny can be described as nothing
more than a wasteland. By comparing the pre-1999 aerial shots with
those taken after Russian carpet-bombing one can partially
appreciate the horrors.
Chechnya does indeed deserve the epithet śthe forgotten war."
There has been scant reporting about the atrocities being
committed there. On the pretext of combating terrorism the
Russian state and military have orchestrated a brutal campaign
of wanton killing. The impartiality of Western governments cannot
be relied upon as they have tangible interests at stake.
The governments in the Muslim world are just as silent as they are
invariably architects of their own repressive programmes. The on
going assault on Chechnya provides an opportune example for the
Muslim community in Britain to publicise and speak out against t
hese atrocities. On a practical level, Muslims must publicise
the basis for the Russian war in Chechnya. There is
incontrovertible evidence that the justification for the brutal
war in Chechnya was founded upon a lie perpetrated by the FSB
for nefarious goals.
Muslims must contact newspapers, television news channels and
Internet sites whilst interest in the Litvinenko case is still
there, to broaden the issue further than how he was killed to
what he was exposing. Whilst this may not change the immediate
outcome of the war against Chechnya, Russian government
propaganda and the complicity of its western allies will
ultimately be exposed.
2006-12-08 Fri 04:24:05 cst