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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Safar 1, 1428/ February 19, 2007 #16

Scroll all the way down for shocks in Pakistan and India.

Islam sees sex between husband and wife as a form of worship

In a world of easy sexual access, fornication, adultery and homosexuality, Islam can be a saving grace. The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, taught both men and women to be modest. He taught: remember Allah when you go to your husband or wife. Here is a beautiful Hadith on this matter:
"When you go to your spouse, say: In the name of Allah. O Allah save us from satan and whatever you give us, let not satan harm it."
[Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, in Hadith brought by ibn Abbas, r.a., in the Sahih of Bukhari , kitab al-wudu.]

New Trend Congratulates Indian Muslims and Br. Hodari Abdul Ali [Washington, DC].
Muslims in India organized a huge, historic, disciplined conference in Bangalore, India on February 17, 2007.
Br. Hodari, a distinguished and outstanding African-American Muslim known for his defense of Sudan, was the keynote speaker to a crowd estimated at 50,000 to 60,000. Major Indian newspapers reported on the event. The Muslims demanded that Bangalore's airport be named after [shaheed] Tipu Sultan. This is the first major contact between U.S. Muslims and Indian Muslims. Famous Dalit intellectual Rajshekhar is also scheduled to meet Br. Hodari. See next issue for more on the conference.

SMILE: What a pass President Bush has come to. No one is willing to believe his stories about Iranian intervention in Iraq. First the White House claimed that Iran was helping the "insurgents," but that was too far fetched even for Republicans. What! Iran helping the Salafi al-Qaidah and the Islamized Saddamists? You gotta be kidding! Then the President shifted his story to: They are helping the Shi'ite militia. That too seems far fetched. Bush has 150,000 troops there and has been there for nearly 4 years, killing all and sundry who show the slightest opposition. Why couldn't he spot the Iranians? Even the handful of weapons exhibited by the Pentagon were found more than a year back!
[CNN Prime's clown Glenn Beck is the only one other than Bush who thinks that Iran is a real threat to the U.S.]

February 12, 2006 to February 15, 2007

Systematic Effort to Misinform and Mislead the American People about Iraq War
by New Trend's Research Unit

Over a period of one year New Trend carried out a DAY-by-DAY survey of America's three cable TV networks: CNN, FOX and MSNBC. These three are different in substantive ways from the rest of TV media. The following characteristics make them more effective on political issues than anything else on TV: Here are New Trend's findings:

February 15: Enslaved Germany Gives Five Years in Prison to Revisionist Ernst Zundel for Thinking: He was Undermining Israel's Funding Source.

[From New Trend's Editor: German dissidents are facing great odds due to Thought Control imposed by International Jewry on Germany because it dared fight the western powers from 1933-1945. New Trend urges Muslims to realize that by standing against the holocaust story, the revisionists are fighting our fight against Israel. If there were freedom of expression, World War II would become part of history, but by imposing Thought Control the Zionists continue to make money off the tragedies of war.

Here we present an insight from a non-Muslim writer into the struggle of Ernst Zundel, the most important European prisoner of the Zionists. What Canada's Zionists and Germany's slave government have done to him is beyond all civilized behavior. Remember, these same Germans and Canadians supported Rushdie's abuse and the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, on the basis of "freedom of expression."]

Ernst Zundel, a German-born publisher, author and civil rights activist, is a towering figure in the worldwide Holocaust revisionist movement. For more than four years he has been held behind bars, first in Canada and now in Germany, solely for the peaceful expression of non-conformist views. He is the most prominent political prisoner in the western world today.

He is the author of countless booklets, newsletters and essays. He is a prodigious publisher, a one-man public relations firm, and an able public speaker and organizer. Energetic, tenacious and courageous, he is dauntless in the struggle against apparently insurmountable odds and seemingly invincible adversaries.

Ernst Zundel was born on April 24, 1939, in a small town in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany. He emigrated to Canada at the age of 19, where he soon married and became the father of two sons. His career as a graphic artist was successful, with his work appearing, for example, on the front cover of Canada's national news magazine, Maclean's.

Setting aside his thriving career, he dedicated himself to the great task, as he saw it, of redeeming the sullied reputation of his fellow Germans. Through his Samisdat publishing house he distributed worldwide a prodigious quantity of books, booklets, leaflets, newsletters, and audio and video cassettes. Simon Wiesenthal, the well-known "Nazi hunter," called Zundel the world's number one distributor of allegedly dangerous literature and cassettes.

Zundel is probably best known for his central role in the "Holocaust Trials" of 1985 and 1988. He was brought to court in Toronto on a charge of "publishing false news," and specifically for publishing a reprint edition of a booklet entitled Did Six Million Really Die?.

Zundel's two lengthy trials – the 1985 trial lasted two months, and the 1988 trial lasted four months – have been the closest thing anywhere to full scale debates on the Holocaust issue. For the first time ever, "Holocaust survivors" and Holocaust historians were closely and critically questioned under oath about their claims and views.

To wage the legal battle that was forced upon him, he brought together an impressive international team of revisionist scholars, legal specialists, researchers, and many others. From numerous libraries and archives in North America and Europe, this group assembled at "Zundelhaus" one of the most impressive collections of evidence anywhere on this chapter of history.

Among those who testified on Zundel's behalf in the trials were Robert Faurisson, David Irving, Mark Weber, William Lindsey, Udo Walendy, and Bradley Smith. As a result of the two trials, an enormous quantity of compelling evidence refuting the Holocaust extermination story was presented to the court and thereby was made part of the permanent public record. Perhaps the most important of this evidence was the historic testimony of American gas chamber expert Fred Leuchter about his on-site forensic examination of the alleged extermination gas chambers in Poland.

Zundel was found guilty in the 1985 trial, but the verdict was set aside by the provincial appeals court. It ruled that the judge in that trial had, among other things, given improper instructions to the jury, and had improperly excluded defense evidence. In May 1988, at the conclusion of the second Zundel trial, the jury declared him guilty. A few days later, he was sentenced to nine months imprisonment.

On appeal, Canada's Supreme Court threw out the conviction, declaring on August 27, 1992, that the archaic "false news" law under which he had been convicted was a violation of the country's Charter of Rights. This was not only a personal vindication by Canada's highest court; Ernst Zundel secured an important victory for the rights of all Canadians.

Zundel's next great legal battle was fought out before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Toronto on charges, instigated by Jewish groups, of promoting "hatred or contempt" against Jews through the "Zundelsite" Internet web site (, operated by Ingrid Rimland from the United States. In this legal action, as the Tribunal's presiding Commissioner declared, the truth or validity of the supposedly "hateful" items was not a consideration. (Ultimately the Tribunal declared the "Zundelsite" to be unlawful, but because the site is based in the US, the ruling is unenforceable.)

During the 42 years he lived in Canada, Ernst Zundel was never convicted of a crime. He was, however, repeatedly a victim of violence and hate. He survived three assassination attempts, including by arson and pipe bomb. He's also endured years of legal harassment and repeated jailings.

After more than four decades in Canada, including a failed effort to acquire Canadian citizenship, he moved to the United States, where in January 2000 he married Ingrid Rimland.

His wife, a gifted writer and noted author in her own right, was born in an ethnic German Mennonite community in Ukraine. As a child she and her family were victims of Soviet rule and the ravages of World War II. After the war she lived for a time in Paraguay and Canada, and then for years in California. Ingrid Rimland holds a doctoral degree in education, and is a naturalized US citizen.

On February 5, 2003, Ernst Zundel was arrested at their quiet home in the mountain region of eastern Tennessee. He was seized on the pretext that he had violated immigration regulations, or had missed an interview date with US immigration authorities, even though he had entered the US legally, was married to an American citizen, had no criminal record, and was acting diligently, and in full accord with the law, to secure status as a permanent legal resident.

After being held for two weeks, he was deported to Canada. For two years – from mid-February 2003 to March 1, 2005 – he was held in solitary confinement in the Toronto West Detention Centre, on the pretext that he is a threat to national security.

His arrest and detention generated wide media attention. A few Canadian newspapers, including Toronto's prestigious Globe and Mail, and several independent analysts, acknowledged the injustice of his incarceration on an empty pretext.

Among those who protested Zundel's unjust treatment was Bill Dunphy, a veteran investigative journalist and editor for the daily Hamilton Spectator. He spent six years probing Canada's "white supremacist" movement, and got to know Zundel personally. Although he has no sympathy for Zundel's views, in a hard-hitting column (Hamilton Spectator, May 14, 2003) he told readers:

"Our government has seized and branded Ernst Zundel, stripped him of his human rights, tried him in secret and found him wanting, and will now hand him over to a foreign government anxious to throw him in jail...

"... Zundel – who did this country a favour by wiping off the books our disgraceful False News laws – has never once been convicted of a criminal offence in this country, never once found to have violated the hate crime laws that rest snugly around the throat of free expression in this country.

"Calculating correctly that there was no political cost, no 'down side' to slipping on the jackboots to kick a reviled old man out of our country, our government cobbled together their best insults and innuendo, and Lord knows what secret 'evidence,' and branded Ernst Zundel a threat to national security.

"I know this man, his local and international contacts and I know this movement. And after reading the 58-page 'unclassified' summary of the government's case, I can assure you there is no justice here. Their 'evidence' is riddled with errors and misinformation, hearsay and inflammatory innuendo. Dead men walk again, and the shattered bits of shoddy secret networks long since collapsed under the weight of their own ineptitude are made whole and menacing once again. It is a shameful piece of dishonest, unreliable tripe."

The Canadian Association for Free Expression (CAFE), a free speech advocacy group, fought for Zundel's release. "Mr. Zundel is quite literally a political prisoner," said CAFE director Paul Fromm, who also served as Zundel's legal representative in his detention hearings. "He is being held in solitary confinement solely for the non-violent expression of his political views."

The allegation that Zundel might be a threat to national security "is mischievous nonsense," said Fromm. "Zundel has been politically active in Canada for 40 years. He's a public figure. His writings and speeches are available on-line. He's been investigated for years by the police. He's an open book. Zundel has never advocated or practised violence, nor have his followers," Fromm added. "He's a pacifist and a publisher."

Zundel was held in Canada not because his views are unpopular, or because he was a "security risk." He was in prison there because Jewish groups wanted him there, and because he promoted views that the Jewish-Zionist lobby considers harmful to its interests.

This lobby is the decisive, critical factor in the decades-old campaign to silence him. The only sustained and institutionalized effort to imprison Zundel has come from this lobby, which includes the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association, and the League for Human Rights of B'nai B'rith (with the Anti-Defamation League, its counterpart in the US).

On March 1, 2005, Zundel was deported to Germany, just as Jewish groups had been demanding. Since then he has been held in the Mannheim prison were he faces years of imprisonment for the "thought crime" of "denying the Holocaust." ("Holocaust denial" is against the law in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and some other European countries.)

On June 29, 2005, the public prosecutor in Mannheim formally charged Zundel with inciting "hatred" by having written or distributed texts that "approve, deny or play down" genocidal actions carried out by Germany's wartime regime, and which "denigrate the memory of the [Jewish] dead. The first and foremost of the writings cited in the indictment are texts posted on the "Zundelsite" website, which is registered and maintained by his wife in the United States, where all such writings are entirely legal.

Zundel's three-month trial concluded on February 15, 2007, when a court in Mannheim sentenced him to five years imprisonment for the crime of "popular incitement" under Germany's notorious "Holocaust denial" statute. The 14 specific violations cited by the court included postings on the US-based "Zundelsite" website. The court thus upheld claims by German authorities to punish individuals for writings that are legal in the country where they are published. Jewish groups quickly, and predictably, expressed approval of the verdict.

In recent years, growing numbers of scholars, intellectuals and newspapers in Europe and other countries have condemned the laws in some European countries under which Zundel and others have been imprisoned, fined and forced into exile for expressing skeptical views on "the Holocaust." These laws, critics point out, are selective, hypocritical and violate basic principles of free speech and free expression.

Ernst Zundel, who sometimes describes himself as a "Swabian peasant," is an outgoing, good-humored man who is blessed with a rare combination of unflagging optimism and practical ability. He maintains this infectious spirit even under very trying conditions. He is an unusually alert and sensitive individual with a keen understanding of human nature. He knows how to persuade, cajole and encourage others to give their best for the greater good. He inspires confidence, loyalty and affection.

Of this remarkable man, Robert Faurisson wrote in 1988: "Zundel may once again go to prison for his research and beliefs or be threatened with deportation. All this is possible. Anything may happen when there is an intellectual crisis and a realignment of historical concepts of such a dimension. Revisionism is the great intellectual adventure of the end of this century. Whatever happens, Ernst Zundel is already the victor."

For more about Ernst Zundel, the injustice against him, and the worldwide campaign to secure his freedom, see the Zundelsite, including "David Against Goliath".

Letter: Against Cutting off Relations with Jews

Cutting off relations?

Aren't you stretching a point?:

New Trend wrote: " Cut off relations with AMERICAN JEWS who support Israel. Remember that almost all American Jews support the usurpation of Palestine under the name of "israel." You might have a doctor, a Jewish friend, or a professor etc who is very good to you but helps Israel. Remember that support for TERRORISM, which is integral to Israel, is a violation of your innermost being as a human being. When an American Jew opposes Israeli atrocities, that does not mean that he/she opposes Israel. These "good Jews" want Israel to hang on to the land it usurped at any cost."

If your relationship benefits your interest. Then it should be retained. The Prophet bought weapons from his enemies. Don't cut your nose to spite your face.

"Interfaith dialogue".

Not everyone is a crook. There are plenty of naive people who can have their opinions changed.

One of the benefits of this society is that there are opportunities for dialogue, whilst they are there they should be used. Muslims aren't so significant that if they don't turn up for dialogue anyone will care. What's important is that we are not dishonest and stand up for justice. I'm quite sure the Prophet didn't boycott all Jews, just the tribe that betrayed him. Unless you have some proof to the contrary?


Shoaib [England]

WAR NEWS: [From the Urdu language newspapers.]

PAKISTAN: One Shock after Another: Slide towards War Continues

Quetta. Court Blown Up. February 17. Civil court judge Durrani, 7 attorneys and 7 others attending court were killed when martyrdom operator entered the court and exploded. The powerful explosion tore through the wall and set dozens of cars on fire. Some of the 30 people injured are near death. Reports say that the assailant was about 20 years old with a light beard. The attack sent shock waves through Pakistan and has been condemned by all groups.

Bajaur, Salarzai area: A government vehicle was blown up killing a doctor and wounding his three technicians. It is reported that local people have a conspiracy theory that polio shots being given to children are part of the government's attempts to interfere in the tribal areas. [Feb. 17]

Rajanpur, near Dera Ghazi Khan: Gunmen ambushed a police unit and took fled with a prisoner in police custody. Two police and one of the attackers was killed. [Feb. 17]

Lahore: Five policemen gang raped a woman named Sughra who had arrived from Kasur. The policemen have been arrested but under Musharraf's new law cannot be executed as Islamic Sharia demands. [Feb. 17]
[Law and order is on the decline due to governmental corruption.]

Sibi and Kohlu, Baluchistan: Five elders and 2 youths of the Marri [Baluch] tribe held a press conference in Quetta in which they told newsmen that the Pakistani army has been carrying out operations the Sibi and Kohlu areas to terrorize the people. The army killed 38 civilians in an attack on January 19, they said, mostly women and children. [Feb. 17]

From a village in the Interior of Sind: A man sold his ten year old daughter to obtain funds for an eye operation. Extreme poverty, illiteracy and lack of rights for girls and women plague parts of Pakistan where feudal lords linked to the government are in control. [Feb. 18]

Musharraf Closes down Major Islamic Charities on Orders from UN: The Musharraf regime conducted heavily armed raids on the offices of Pakistan's biggest Islamic charities Al-Rashhed Trust and Al-Akhtar Trust. The police sealed 28 offices of the two charities, 7 of them in Karachi, others in Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Sahiwal, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. More than 2,000 people working for these charities are now unemployed. The lives of tens of thousands of widows and orphans will be affected. According to Nawa-e-Waqt newspaper, the raids were in compliance with UN Security Council's resolution number 1267. [February 19]

IRAN: Conflict with Islamists in Zahedan Area Comes out Openly

On February 14, a bomb explosion hit an Iranian lorry carrying paramilitary forces, killing 11 and wounding 30. Responsibility was taken, according to Pakistani papers, by Jundullah [the "Army of Allah"] which claimed that it had taken revenge for the arbitrary executions of 6 of its members.

On February 16, it appears that Islamists tried to take over Zahedan. There was a big explosion and clashes between Islamists and Iranians. Electricity to the city was cut off. Iranian forces sealed off the entire area and announced the arrest of 65 people. On February 19, one of the Islamists was hanged in the public square to terrorize the population.

In a surprise move, Iran called in the Pakistani ambassador to Tehran. The Iranians are claiming that the Jundullah "bandits" come in from Pakistan. Zahedan is not far from the Pakistani border.

Also, on February 17, Iranian troops opened fire on Pakistanis in the Panjgur border area, killing 2. The bodies of the two were brought into Pakistan and buried in the village of Prom with a big and tense crowd of mourners.


KASHMIR: Torture and murder of Kashmiri people by the Indian occupiers has reached such dimensions that on February 16, the International Red Cross formally asked India to permit it to visit India's interrogation centers where Kashmiri prisoners are kept.

The same day there were strikes and protests by traders who want India to reveal the whereabouts of MISSING PERSONS who have disappeared after being brought to Indian interrogation centers.

Also on February 16, Indian troops and and a Hizbul Mujahideen unit clashed for five hours. Five Indian troops and two of the Hizb's activists were killed. Three Kashmiri children were killed by an Indian artillery shell.

TRAIN BLOWN UP: On February 18-19 night, Samjhota Express, the train between India and Pakistan, was blown up near Panipat, 50 miles north of New Delhi. Late reports indicate 67 people killed, more than 80 injured. It's not clear at this point if the explosions are connected to Kashmir-related violence or aimed at the Musharraf-India entente.

2007-02-20 Tue 05:17:38 cst