Zulhijjah 16,1427/January 6, 2007 #3
Former Attorney General RAMSEY CLARK says the trial of President
Saddam Hussein was a farce from the beginning to the end. On
January 6, New Trend got through to Mr. Ramsey Clark, leader of the
anti-war movement in USA, with great difficulty because all the
major media were trying to get through to him too. He rejected their
interviews, Mr. Clark told New Trend that the illegality of the trial
of Saddam Hussein is beyond question. None of the norms of the process
of law were in place. His execution is a time of great agony for
people who have a conscience and who respect Law. Saddam's enemies
were in charge of the proceedings, Mr. Clark added.
We have documented the views of Congressman Keith Ellison on
Israel from his own web site. We also give the text of the
Jewish support statement for him. In addition Mr. Ellison supports
the Jewish story of the "holocaust" as well as their version of
Please scroll down.
From Mark Weber, a leading revisionist, we bring a scholarly
critique of the Jewish version of Auschwitz.
Scroll way down.
SOME GOOD NEWS: Alhamdulillah, Minister Louis Farrakhan
has successfully undergone an all day operation. Please continue
to pray for his recovery.
War News: From our Media Monitor
January 6, 2007. Large crowds of Somalis demonstrated in Mogadishu
against the Ethiopian occupation forces and the U.S.-backed puppet
regime the Ethiopian army is trying to install. When the people would
not disperse, the Ethiopian troops opened fire killing two people,
including a 13 year old child, and wounding 13.
Meanwhile, the U.S. is sending $10 million to the puppet regime to help
it to survive. U.S. warships have appeared offshore on the pretext of
looking for "terrorists."
January 3 and 4, 2006. In Farah province, the Taliban captured the
district of Khak Sufaid. Then, the Taliban captured the district of
Washir in Helmand province. In each case, the mercenaries hired by
Karzai fled after light resistance. The local people are cooperating
with the Taliban.
In Oruzgan province, Taliban set off roadside bomb killing 5 Afghan
troops working for Karzai.
NATO operations in Afghanistan have come to a standstill and most of
southern, southwestern and south eastern Afghanistan are in
On January 4, Pakistani 'Prime Minister' Shaukat Aziz [an
appointee of Gen. Musharraf who was duly 'elected' from an area of
Tharparkar desert where few people live] visited Karzai in Kabul.
He announced that Pakistan is increasing its aid of $250 million a year
to Kabul to $300 million. [Observers say, U.S. funds are being funneled
through Pakistan to Kabul as the U.S. attempts to integrate the Karzai
and Musharraf cliques.]
Karzai complained to Shaukat Aziz that the fences and minefields
Pakistan is preparing for its border with Afghanistan will not stop
the Islamic forces ["terrorists"] from helping the Taliban. He would
like Pakistan to battle the Islamic tribes but Musharraf has suffered
heavy losses in that fighting.
IRAQ: Heavy Fighting Continues
On the day of President Saddam Hussein's execution, December 30, Iraqi
Islamists killed 10 U.S. troops. By January 4, the announced U.S.
death toll in Iraq reached 3006 U.S. troops and 400+ "contractors"
killed and 22,000+wounded.
The U.S. has killed more people in Iraq, including a family of 6 killed
in an air strike within the city of Baghdad. [Originally the U.S. said
these were al-Qaidah.]
The resistance has announced that Ibrahim al-Douri has replaced
President Saddam Hussein as the leader of Iraq. Al-Douri is reputed
to be the most Islamic of Saddam's officials and has been in charge
of the resistance ever since Saddam's capture.
IRAN: Offered in Writing to Work with U.S.: Could Recognize Israel
Flynt Leverett, Senior Director of the National Security Council
2002-2003, has been speaking out openly against U.S. refusal to
accept Iran's offers of security cooperation. He spoke live on
C-Span, December 18, 2006 and gave specific examples of Iran's
offers of close cooperation. He said that in 2003 Iran offered in
WRITING through the Swiss consulate to work with the U.S. . Instead
the U.S. has taken a harsh stance with some indications of
preparations for an air strike.
Mr. Leverett said that we have wasted three years after Iran's offer.
We should recognize Iran's government. He said that if we make a
move, down the road Iran "would not oppose a two state solution"
for Palestine. [A polite way of putting recognition of Israel.]
[Till January 6, Iran has not denied Leverett's claim of a
written offer. The CIA blocked publication of his writings.]
Our observers also note Mr. Ahmedinejad's unholy glee over the
execution of President Saddam Hussein. He is still referring to
the martyred President as "Saddam janaitkar" ["aggressor"].
Letter & Rebuttal
Reader Anisah David Says Keith Ellison is not "Muslim Zionist."
Attacks Imam Badi Ali [and imams in general] for denying Masjid
Facilities to non-Muslims
[We publish her complete letter, uncut, and most of her second letter
and then our rebuttal.]
I am shocked & saddened that an attack on Ellison has taken place in
either the "Radiance" or the "New Trend".
It doesn't surprise me that some imam is behind the attack. However,
I live up in the upper midwest & I disagree with the idea that Ellison
is a "Muslim zionist".
Its great hate mongering, I realize & I am sure it touched the heart
strings of some readers who don't give a care about truth & honesty.
However Brother Ellison is a good Muslim, who's committed himself to
his community that includes Jewish contituents. He didn't get voted
into office by just Muslims...or did your imam fail to point that out?
Ellison is doing far more for the Ummah than the Imam, who perhaps is
a jeolous little guy who is whining over lack of control. That is a
major problem up here with various imams. We used to have a council
of Imams that met & worked together in Minnesota. Then the infighting
began, as more immigrant Imams & sheikhs came, as to who would be in
"control"; and ghee what a surprise, name calling began & divisions
& the desolving of a rather important institution for the Ummah in
the region. Why? Because a few imams hadn't ever learned to work
with others...and thought they were little tin gods with the rights
of dictators. It may have worked back home in their various countries,
but that sort of immature childish behavior doesn't work in a diverse
society like Minnesota has.
So, while your "imam" may be a source for your attack story about
Ellison, I'd recommend using some real journalism & actually take
the time to interview Ellison & perhaps even his own constituents
who he was elected to serve. He wasn't elected to serve the whims
of a tin-pot tyrant Imam. He was elected by American Citizens to
serve a diverse population of Muslims, Christians, Jews, as well
as Agnositics, Atheists, Wiccans, Hindus, Native Traditionalist,
& even Buddhists.
So, if the fact that ONE group was willing to offer their building as
a meeting place makes him a "Zionist" boy the Ummah is really in
trouble; considering across this country tin-pot tyrant Imams aren't
allowing Muslims to use Muslim owned buildings for non-religious
gathers nor are they allowing non-Muslims to enter for functions.
So that means Muslims must use what they can access that is free
for everyone to meet it. That is the reality of our present
Ummah.... one lacking universal brotherhood, where tin-pot tyrants
are assumed honest solely because of self appointed titles of "imam"
Salaam, Anisah (upper mid west Muslim & community advocate working
in Minnesota, South Dakota & North Dakota)
On receiving the above letter, New Trend wrote briefly to Anisah David
that Ellison is a supporter of Israel and Imam Badi Ali is a
progressive Imam who takes great risks to critique the power
structure. She should have checked on Ellison's support for Israel
and she should not have attacked the Imam without knowing anything
about him. In response, she went further and wrote as follows:
"What possible risk does this imam take? Supporting Jewish "causes" is
not equal to Zionism. You said I attacked the Imam. Yet I didn't. I
said that we have Imams up here (in the midwest) who are acting like
tin pot tyrants. I did not say this Imam was one. You assumed more
than I said. As for Ellison, he's not a stupid man.... NO One gets
elected by spitting hate messages from their pulpit. Perhaps that
is what you fail to recognize. As for the "jews" preferring him
over a "jew", what is wrong with that? Jews preferred our beloved
Prophet over any Jews & asked him to lead their city. That isn't
un-Islamic, though not popular these days amongst Muslims who wish
to hate all jews, though not all Jews support the occupation of
Palestine & many are against the state of Israel existing.
By the way, "sincerely" is not appropriate as a greeting from one
Muslim to another, or have you decided I am no longer Muslim because
I dont' agree with you?
While you may be in Maryland, you are not up here in our area. You
are under Islamic law supposed to give 70 excuses for your fellow
Muslim (Ellison), but you didn't. Instead your paper chose to
attack him then brag about attacking him. How is that Islamic?
How does that fulfill the obligation you had toward giving 70
excuses? No Ellison's announcement in a synogue was a brilliant
olitical ploy to get his message across of tolerance. HE has
broken ground that no other Muslim has done... he's in our GOVERNMENT.
Someplace with far more power to make changes for the betterment of
our Muslim Ummah than any other position. Yet you attack him before
he even made one vote. How is that Islamic? How does your hate
speeches promote Islam? How does it teach the tolerance of Islam?
Can you show me how that format is sunnah from the prophet? He had
a Jew throwing dung on his doorstep, but he never spoke harshly to
him. He had people trying to kill him, yet he didn't use the hate
speech that you have been promoting. So, how can you hide behind
the claim of "Islam", when it is nothing more than hatred for
a people.... which is only partly justified. NOt all jews support
Zionism or Israel.
As for Israel. it exists, its time to recogize that. Just like it is
time to accept that the Ummah is fractured by racism, hatred &
classism. Let us clean up our own community before we try pointing
fingers at outsiders & claiming they are evil doers. We have enough
within our own Ummah who violate the very laws of Quran, yet few are
speaking of them." [She then continues and carries out an attack
on the martyred President of Iraq, Saddam Hussain.....]
Rebuttal by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
What does Islam Say about Participation in anti-Islam power Structure?
Can one Recognize Israel and still Claim to be following Islam?
The issues that Sis. Anisah David has raised need to be answered
because they go beyond the election of Keith Ellison and concern
the foundations of Islam, in particular in America.
"And incline not to those who oppress, or the fire will touch you, and
you have no protection other than Allah, nor shall you be helped."
[The Qur'an 11:113.]
We must begin by asking the key question which CAIR, ISNA and
Keith Ellison did not ask: Does Islam permit Muslims to
participate in a non-Muslim, anti-Islam system's power structure.
The answer is given in the ENTIRE QUR'AN and the entire Hadith. No!
Absolutely not! Every aspect of the life of the Prophet Muhammad,
pbuh, cries out against participation in the kafir power structure.
Even though in Makka, Muhammad, pbuh, had no worldly power, he did
not succumb to the temptation to join the system. It was unthinkable
for him to join Abu Jahal, or Abu Lahab or Abu Sufian. Because our
space is limited, we will give only two key verses of the Qur'an on
the subject. The first verse indicates that ANY KIND of cooperation
with oppressive powers, in the slightest, is strictly forbidden by
The words "incline not" are key here. Scholars have pointed out that
this rules out even the DESIRE to go towards the oppressors, let
alone cooperating with them.
Secondly the Qur'an says that Allah sent all the messengers not only
to teach people to worship Allah alone but also to REJECT the POWER
STRUCTURE of forces other than Allah. The Qur'an uses the term
"taghoot" for these forces other than Allah and it is comprehensive
enough to cover ALL power structures other than those of Islam.
Here is one of these verses about taghoot.
"For We assuredly sent among every people a Messenger [with the
command] : Serve Allah and shun taghoot." [The Qur'an 16:36]
"The believers, men and women, are protecting friends and guardians of
each other: They enjoin what is just and forbid what is evil....."
[The Qur'an 9:71]
Thus the very foundation of the ISNA-CAIR-KEITH ELLISON conglomerate
is rejected by Islam.
Does this mean that Muslims will not be able to influence America or
will be cut off from the development of American society? Quite to
the contrary. The people of America appreciate someone who is not
from a political party. Islam makes it obligatory on us to speak
in support of whatever is good and to reject whatever is evil.
"The mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such as
believe in Allah and the Last Day, establish regular prayer, and
pay zakat, and fear none [at all] except Allah. It is they who
are expected to be on true guidance." [the Qur'an 9:18]
Here are a few ways in which society can be influenced, shaped and
changed without joining the corrupt power structure:
Write and publish books.
Produce magazines and newsletters. Our 1000 mosques should have 1000
Use the Internet and emailing. Allah has given us this tool to defeat
the establishment people who are well funded and supported by
corporate media. Look at New Trend. We, with no funds worth the
name, have taken on and defeated heavily funded groups like ISNA
and CAIR within a matter of a couple of years.
To some extent, letters and articles sent to the establishment media,
including TV, Radio and newspapers can influence people within the
Use attorneys and the legal system to ensure that Muslims are not
Hook up with the oppressed people of America. Black Americans,
Latinos/Latinas, Native Americans, women, German-Americans are
our natural allies. Leftist groups which are not dogmatic and
which seek coalitions can be our friends. Right wingers who are
not pro-war and not racists can also be our friends.
Thus the idea that Muslims will be isolated if they do not take part
in Congressional, Senate and Presidential elections is bogus and
comes mostly from gold diggers.
SHOULD MUSLIMS INVITE non-MUSLIMS and POLITICAL CANDIDATES to the
MOSQUES [masjids]? Absolutely not! Only those people should be
invited to our masjids who want to become Muslims. Mosques should
NEVER be an outlet for the activities of the unbelievers and the
oppressors. Again the SEERAH of Muhammad [pbuh] is THE example for
us. It would be unthinkable for Muhammad, pbuh, to get Abu Jahl, or
Abu Lahab or Abu Sufian to come to the mosque to talk about the
virtues of paganism. Jews and Christians too are strictly PROHIBITED
from preaching their doctrines in the mosques devoted to Allah.
"The believers are none other than one brotherhood/sisterhood."
[The Qur'an 49:10]
The QUESTION of "ISRAEL" is central to Islam in America.
"Israel" is the name of an illegitimate entity which has been
imposed on the Muslim world by the victors of the Second World
War. The Qur'an makes it very clear that MUSLIMS ARE ONE UMMAH.
An act of permanent aggression against the world of Islam cannot
Islamically be justified by us who are Muslims living in America.
In fact, "Israel" is able to exist owing to American support. The
problem is right here where we live. To recognize "Israel" would
essentially mean that we have given up the central aspect of Islam
that we are ONE UMMAH.
"....And drive them out from where they drove you out, for disruption
and oppression is worse than slaughter..." [The Qur'an 2:191]
Thus any Muslim who recognizes "Israel" is reneging on Islam. The
choice is very clear. In personal terms, I would not like to be
friends with a person who forcibly entered my brother's house,
killed him, threw out his family, plundered his goods and now
claims that the house belongs to him.
"When in their insolence, they transgressed (all) prohibitions, We said
to them: Be ye apes, despised and rejected." [The Qur'an 7:166]
Is it hate speech to speak against "Israel" from the pulpit?
Definitely not! We do not hate Jews as a race or a religion.
We are against the Jewish usurpation of Palestine. We are against
the Jewish control of America's mass media. Many Jews are promoting
fornication and adultery and homosexuality through their control of
the media. We oppose the Jews for their BEHAVIOR, not for their
Jewish race or religion. In fact our criticism is ONLY aimed at
Jewish ELITES. We know that there are Jews who are poor and
exploited, often by their own people. When Muslim preachers refer
to the Qur'an saying that Allah turned the Jews to apes, it's NOT
a racist statement. It is a Qur'anic reference to the Jews breaking
the Sabbath. The Qur'an says that they broke their Covenant with Allah.
Anyone who breaks the Covenant is accursed. That is God's LAW. We can't
fight it. That doesn't mean that we oppose Jews who are trying to keep
the Law of God. There are a few Jews who do not recognize "Israel" and
want to live in peace with Muslims as they did for centuries.
On the other hand, ALMOST ALL AMERICAN JEWS support "Israel." Some of
them, like Noam Chomsky and Amy Goodman, oppose Israeli atrocities,
but they still think that "Israel's" existence is legitimate, although
they know that "Israel" is based on land taken by force from the
Hence we cannot consider Keith Ellison, or anyone else, a legitimate
leader if he considers "Israel" legitimate.
Sis. Anisah makes a fallacious argument when she writes: "Jews preferred
our beloved Prophet over any Jews & asked him to lead their city." She
probably does not remember that in Madinah, the Prophet, pbuh, and his
Companions, r.a., were dominant and in charge of the city. Within that
context , they accepted the Jews and included them in the Constitution
of the city. The situation in America is more like that of Makkah than
of Madinah. Here the Jews and unbelievers are dominant and in fact are
the springboard for imperialism around the world. Thus Sis. Anisah has
tried to use the Prophet, pbuh, for her own purposes, incorrectly and
out of context, which is a major sin in Islam.
Keith Ellison in his Own words: He Supports Israel and Continuation
of Aid to Israel and the Recognition of "Israel" by the Arabs [known
as "two-state solution."]
Excerpt from Keith Ellison's official (campaign) website:
"Further, he supports the State of Israel and the continuation of U.S.
aid to Israel. He holds to the mainstream position of a negotiated
two-state solution regarding the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian
Jewish Support for Ellison: Their Own Words: Ellison Supports
"holocaust" Story and Darfur
Keith Endorsed by American Jewish World!
Keith Ellison's historic campaign for Congress gained the extremely
valued and valuable endorsement today of the influential Twin Cities
newspaper American Jewish World.
Keith said, "I am humbled, and just plain thrilled, by the confidence
the American Jewish World has placed in my vision of a just future
where there are no throw-away people and peace is our guiding
principle. Indeed, this is a collective vision of tens of thousands
of us in our uniquely progressive district, a vision we have built
together out of our most deeply-held values.
"I am proud that the American Jewish World has honored us with their
support and has joined our extraordinary coalition of progressive
people of good will who represent all faiths, all colors and all
"This is how we will win – by creating a powerful force of real
people unified behind a passion for justice."
Below are excerpts from their endorsement, with our highlighting added:
"Regarding the 5th District DFL Primary, there are three fairly
conventional candidates who would bring particular strengths to
service in the U.S. House and would likely provide competent
representation for their constituents. However, voters could
make an emphatic statement – one that would gain national and
international attention – by casting their ballots for Keith Ellison.
The 43-year-old state representative would bring a singular passion
and intelligence to the job of representing citizens of Minnesota
Fifth District; in many ways, Ellison represents the progressive
populist vision that Minnesota lost with the untimely passing of
Paul Wellstone in 2002."
"Ellison acted as the lawyer for the House DFL caucus in an ethics
proceeding against former representative Arlon Lindner, who contended
that gays were not victims of Nazi oppression in the Holocaust.
Ellison understands the importance of guarding against Holocaust
denial and revisionism, and links the lessons of the Shoah to more
recent cases of genocide in Rwanda and Darfur. Further, he
supports the State of Israel and the continuation of U.S. aid to
Israel. He holds to the mainstream position of a negotiated
two-state solution regarding the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian
"We all know that nobody is perfect and no political candidate is without
shortcomings. We are now in Elul, the last month of the Hebrew year and
the month preceding Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur…During this period of
heightened spirituality, we find ourselves considering the choices before
us as citizens of a free nation. We cannot take our civil liberties for
granted, especially in the face of well-reported government actions to
curb our constitutional rights and consolidate political power. In the
trying times ahead, we will need courageous political leadership and we
must hold our elected representatives accountable."
"We think that Keith Ellison has the attributes to be a dynamic and
effective representative in Congress. In Ellison, we have a moderate
Muslim who extends his hand in friendship to the Jewish community and
supports the security of the State of Israel. He is a person with a
vision of a more humane and equitable society and he is the candidate we
favor in the Fifth District DFL election."
Auschwitz: Myths and Facts
Auschwitz is regarded as the most notorious Nazi extermination center.
During World War II, we are told, hundreds of thousands of prisoners
— most of them Jewish — were systematically killed there, especially
in gas chambers. Auschwitz was unquestionably a place of horror,
where many perished under terrible circumstances. And yet, much of
what has been said about the camp is untrue or exaggerated. A close
look at the facts calls into question at least some aspects of its
reputation as a center of systematic mass extermination.
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