Rabi' al-Awwal 7, 1428/ March 27, 2007 #25
LATEST WAR NEWS: From our Media Monitor
March 27, 2007: For the 7th day, NATO aircraft continued to bomb
Helmand province which fell to the Taliban a few months back. NATO
says it is trying to disrupt the Taliban supply line. Afghans on the
ground say that in effect this means NATO is deliberately bombing
civilian populations which support the Taliban. The bombing killed
19 more civilians bringing the total to a little above 100 killed
and several hundred wounded.
Kandahar province: Taliban hit district headquarters of the
Kabul-Karzai police which admitted at least 4 killed. [March 26.]
PAKISTAN: Demonstrations by attorneys went into high gear ACROSS
the country on Monday, March 26. The Islamic coalition, MMA,
supported the attorneys with rallies of its own. Peoples Party and
Muslim League of Nawaz Sharif also joined the protestors in full
force. General Musharraf's attempt to destroy the judiciary by
"suspending" Chief Justice Iftikhar Choudhury precipitated the
protests. Observers say that now the opposition to Musharraf has
reached the secular groups who had been supporting him. Only MQM,
an ethnic group in Karachi, is still supporting Musharraf.
In the Frontier town of TUNK, Musharraf's police clashed with
Pakistani Taliban who went into local schools and urged the teenagers
to join the jihad against America & NATO. Many students have left
with the support of their parents. On March 27, the government closed
down all schools in the town to stop the jihad preaching. A senior
police officer and three of the local Taliban were killed in
In PESHAWAR, for the first time a powerful bomb exploded in front of
the elite Green Hotel. The huge explosion was heard a mile away.
Numerous officials and officers were wounded but no fatalities
reported. [March 27.]
A great new FIRST for New Trend. We have interviewed a top level
Islamic woman leader of Pakistan. The interview is being translated
from Urdu into English. See next issue, inshallah.
THOUGHT of the DAY:
Why this big deal about Iran's capture of 15 British marines? What are
the British doing in the Persian Gulf anyway? Quite far from Britain,
isn't it? Haven't Muslims suffered already much too long from British
bloody mindedness? Note how Radcliffe cut off Kashmir from Pakistan
and Balfour "gave" Palestine to the Jews. Blair should get off his
"moral" dunghill. He leads a rogue nation which has not paid a heavy
price for its crimes. The British are committing serious war crimes
in Helmand province of Afghanistan.
There are new reports that the U.S. might launch a swift air assault
on Iran at the instigation of Israel. Other reports indicate that the
U.S. naval battle groups have moved AWAY from Iran to the Indian Ocean.
Our analysts say that the U.S. may be preparing a major air offensive
against the Taliban and frontier areas of Pakistan.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen opposes the death penalty. We have tried to
highlight the case of Br. Siddique Abdullah Hasan [on death row in Ohio]
in previous issues This time we report on a protest against the
death penalty in Baltimore, Maryland.
Please scroll way down.
Observers say that when Bush's Attorney General Gonzalez came under
severe criticism, the regime tried to distract attention by suddenly
revealing that Islamic captive Khalid Shaikh Muhammad has confessed
to being the mastermind behind 9.11 and just about every attack
you can think of [and some which you can't!]. Veteran Arab journalist
Ali Baghdadi has sent us a hilarious response to the Khalid
"confession" story in which Br. Ali pays tribute to his own mother,
a truly great Arab mother.
Please scroll down.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News
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Outreach in Silver Spring, Maryland: Support Imam Warith Deen Umar
On March 24, 2007 a large two-sided card highlighting the struggle of
Imam Warith Deen Umar [Albany, New York] against the FBI was given
to 100 people who were coming out of a Muslim fund raiser. A flyer
calling for the boycott of businesses which support Israel was also
[It was a weird fund raiser.
to an eyewitness account below.]
Brother Hodari Abdul 'Ali on Radio about his Historic India Trip
We now have a CD of Br. Hodari speaking about his trip to India on
WPFW Radio [Washington, DC] on March 13. It's a "must listen" CD very
educational about India but done in a friendly conversational style.
Listeners can begin to learn some amazing facts here: India has one
of the largest populations of Muslims in the world, Gandhi is not
popular among Black Indians [Dalits], the influence of Malcolm X
and much more. Br. Hodari met the great Indian Dalit
philosopher-journalist Rajshekhar in Bangalore. In Calicut tremendous
Islamic work is underway in the leadership of Prof. Koya and others.
[Jamaat will send the CD free to the first 20 requests.]
National Shoora Reminder: May 19, 2007: Peaceful but Uncompromising
Host : Imam Badi Ali
Secretary General: Sis. Karen English
Ameer: Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Inshallah, the Central Committee of Jamaat al-Muslimeen will meet
in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 19 [Saturday] from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen is the only Islamic organization in America
which supports the causes of ALL the Islamic political prisoners
held by the U.S. as well as non-Muslims unjustly imprisoned
Jamaat condemns the bombing of Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the
occupation of Palestine.
Jamaat is deeply committed to educating Americans about the anti-Sudan
"Darfur" propaganda as well as the occupation of Somalia by Ethiopia.
Jamaat stands for the equal rights of Muslim women and men within
the dynamic framework of the Qur'an and the Sunnah.
Jamaat works with and welcomes the efforts of non-Muslims who are
not part of the power structure and do not support Israel.
Masjid to be Set up In South Texas on Mexican Border, Inshallah
Jamaat al-Muslimeen is planning to set up a humble but dynamic Masjid
near the border to cater to the needs of steadily growing numbers of
Latinos/Latinas who are accepting Islam or are interested in Islam.
Br. Sulaiman Solano, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Shoora member
from Texas, is working on the details of this forthcoming masjid.
Guilford College Incident in Perspective
Muslims in America Should not React to every Incident as if Muslims
are Always Right. We Must Evaluate According to the Qur'an
Imam Badi Ali, Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader in North Carolina was the
closest to the college in Greensboro, North Carolina where a group
of tough non-Muslim football players shouted racial slurs at a few
Muslim youths and roughed them up. CAIR and MAS made a hue and cry
about it and behaved as if an incident of national dimensions had
taken place. Both groups are not represented in Greensboro but that
did not stop them from issuing statements.
Imam Ali has dealt many times with the people at Guilford. These are
Quakers and very friendly with the Muslims and Imam Ali has shared
with them the struggle against the war. The Imam refused to condemn
the college owing to the actions of a few roughnecks.
CAIR approached Imam Ali and offered to have CNN and NY Times cover
him if he spoke out against the perpetrators. He refused and said
that we must keep things in proportion. He said: The people of
America are not our enemies. We don't want to imitate the Jewish
organizations like ADL who are always looking out for something to
complain about . He said that we should also look at the quality of
the Muslims and see if we should pick this fight. All Muslims are not
up to Islamic standards in their behavior.
Imam Badi Ali says: We do much harm to the Muslims of America by
seeing the people of this country as a threat. CAIR's entire approach
is wrong in this matter, he said. America's Muslims are being
oppressed by the Bush Administration and the zionists working
through the government, Imam Badi concluded. Let's not divert
attention from the real issues, he said.
Innocent Islamic Scholar in Prison:
Jamaat Plans to Rally Support for Dr. Ali Timimi
Ali Al-Tamimi is an American biologist and Islamic scholar.
He was convicted of inciting terrorism in connection with the
Virginia Jihad Network.
Al-Tamimi was born in Washington, DC, and raised in a predominantly
Catholic neighborhood. His father, a lawyer, worked at the Iraqi
embassy, and his mother was a noted scholar of psychology. When he
was 15 his family moved to Saudi Arabia, where he became interested
in Islam. On returning to the U.S. two years later, he attended The
George Washington University and the University of Maryland, College
Park. He received a doctorate in computational biology from George
Mason University on the topic of "Chaos and Complexity in Cancer".
Muslim Link Fundraiser
"Leaders" Exploit Muslim Masses: Expert BEGGING Used to Drain Resources:
What do Yvonne Ridley & Johari Abdul Malik have in Common?
by Kaukab Siddique
"Let there arise out of you a people inviting to all that is good,
commanding what is right and forbidding what is wrong: They are the
ones to attain felicity." [The Qur'an 3:104]
"The messenger of Allah, pbuh, said: A person who begs and he has
enough to keep him alive, on the day of Qayamah, he will have that
begging scratched and marked on his face like a boil. The Prophet
was asked: O messenger of Allah, How much is enough to keep one going?
He [the messenger said] fifty dirhams or their equivalent in gold."
[Hadith narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, collected in the Sunan
of Ibn Maja, Nasai, Abu Dawood and Tirmidhi.]
"The messenger of Allah, pbuh, said: Undoubtedly begging is like
self-laceration with which one scratches ones own face. It is up to
you to mark your face or to save it, except if one has to ask the
ruler or in a condition when there is absolutely no choice except
to beg." [Hadith narrated by Samurrah ibn Jandab, r.a., collected in
the Sunan of Abu Dawud, Nasai, Tirmidhi and ibn Hibban.]
"The messenger of Allah, pbuh, said: A person keeps asking for help
till he will arrive on the Day of Qiyamah that all the meat will
have fallen off his face." [Hadith narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar,
r.a., collected in the Sahih of Bukhari and Muslim and the
Sunan of Nasai.]
["Face" is an Islamic metaphor for honor and self-respect.]
Let's try to figure this out. A Muslim community paper titled
Muslim Link comes out of Masjid Dar-ru-ssalam in College
Park, Maryland. The Masjid, as we noted once before, has abundance
of funds. It collected several MILLION dollars for its buildings alone.
The paper Muslim Link, went into a deficit of $112,000+ but
kept publishing. Who paid the $112,000? That's not been clarified.
Obviously the paper is backed by the rich "leaders" of the Muslim
community. Muslim Link stated that it publishes only 9000
copies, most of them dumped at mosque entrances and Halal shops
and restaurants. With this meager circulation, it pulled off this
On March 24, 2007 Muslim Link decided to milk the Muslim
community for the losses it had suffered. A campaign was launched
urging Muslims to save this paper in the name of Islam. At least
500 people turned up for the fundraiser held in Silver Spring, Maryland.
To add to the impression that this is an Islamic cause, Yvonne Ridley
was invited from England to talk about her experiences with the Taliban.
She evidently did not know that Muslim Link does not support the
Taliban or any of the Jihad movements in Muslim lands. In fact Muslim
Link has hardly ever [most probably never] discussed the struggle of
the Taliban. Thus the invitation to Yvonne Ridley was an attempt to
exploit the Islamic fervor of the Muslim masses.
Guess who was running the show! Johari Abdul Malik, W.D.'s man from
Howard University. Johari is infamous for his offer to the Bush
administration that he would work with the FBI to arrest "Muslim
extremists." He claimed that he had personally thwarted "Muslim
extremists." [See his comments on C-Span.]
While the 500 odd guests waited for Yvonne Ridley to speak, Johari
delivered an hour long rant-spiel-sermon to give people the
impression that they were actually donating for Islam, not for
a paper which had overspent its resources.
Johari used all the tactics of the kuffar to raise funds, with
a mixture of pressure salesmanship and grandiose claims of reward in
the Hereafter. There is nothing like this in the Sunnah of the
Prophet, pbuh, to do fundraising on dubious grounds. The non-Muslim
method of making people feel ashamed that if they can't donate
$1,000, they should donate $100 was used by Johari as if it has
Every now and then he would call out "Allahu Akbar" when a big
donation was made. How low can you get! Allahu Akbar linked to
Johari is so proud of the White House! During his speech, he suddenly
forgot that this was not a W.D. crowd and claimed that the Muslim Link
is so good that it's even read in the White House!
During his rant, Johari revealed that funding for Muslim Link is being
backed by two masjids known for their pro-White House leanings: ADAMS
Center and Dar al-Hijrah. [Remember ADAMS Center with its "Imam" Magid
who is hooked into the Jewish-Zionist network of Synagogues?] It
appears that ADAMS Center also took care of the food supply for the
The dinner was of poor quality though the invitees had been charged
$20 each for it. One estimate is that Muslim Link made $10,000 off
the food alone.
Then came Yvonne Ridley. She held the people spell bound with her
description of her capture by the Taliban. With an inimitable
sense of humor and powerful imagery, she destroyed the myths the
Zionist media have built up about the savagery of the Taliban and
the propaganda of their evil attitudes towards women.
Is it honest of Muslim Link to lead the Muslim community to
connect it or Johari to the Islamic uprising of the Taliban? Can it
be called honest at all? Should it not be seen as a rip off?
Muslim Link has also ignored the great causes of the Muslims of
America, such as the suffering of Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman and the
60 years given to Ahmed Abdel Sattar. Overseas causes, like the
murder of President Saddam Hussein too have been ignored. Muslim
Link has done good community work and has touched on the suffering
of those political prisoners who were not opposed to the U.S.
government [also known as "safe causes."]
The audience were promised that questions and answers would be allowed
but none were allowed. The spokesman of the paper announced on the
PA system that the paper does not discuss "divisive" issues, which
more or less rules out every issue concerning the Muslim ummah.
The ending of the program was bizarre. Suddenly the mike was given to
Mauri Saalakhan and he started belting out an appeal to the
audience to support his organization for a "massive" demonstration
in support of Prof. Sami al-Arian who is on a hunger strike. Saalakhan
did not tell people that Prof. Al-Arian's hunger strike has already
ended and no one can join a "massive" demonstration after 6 hours in
a fund raiser!
Saalakhan is a murky figure who has become a one-man crusader
to sell his books and collect funds [authorized?unauthorized?] on
behalf of political prisoners. He usually turns up at the end of a
program to make some drama for himself. No accounting is made
available for the funds he collects. Surely Islamic standards are
much stricter than this behavior. How is it that pro-government
groups let him get on the mike in just about every conference to
make indiscriminate appeals on behalf of his one-man organization?
Ya Allah! Have mercy on this Ummah! The "leaders" here are much too
cunning for our compassionate community. By the time Johari ended
his campaign, nearly $70,000 had been collected for Muslim Link.
It was still $42,000 short, and with this kind of shortfall, will this
paper still be published? Who is really paying?
ONE NOTE ON HONEST JOURNALISM. If the leaders of Darussalam,
Dar al-Hijrah and ADAMS Center are behind Muslim Link, how can
this paper ever be expected to look critically at the mess our
Muslim leaders have created? What about all the bootlicking activities
of Johari Abdul Malik etc. Will Muslim Link ever dare to say a word
out of line after this fund raising?
Letter: Re: Report on March on the Pentagon, NT #23
I beg to differ -- slightly! -- with the reports of the Pentagon march.
There were around 500 Vietnam-era veterans organized by right-wing
forces (and funded by the White House). They were not the regular
Vietnam vets, not even the regular pro-war vets, but organized
motorcycle gangs in heavy get-ups forming a gauntlet if one walked
slightly away from the main demo down Constitution Avenue. They
cursed anyone walking past, hit people, "accidentally" bumped into
us, spit on people.
My point is that the White House is attempting to use these folks to
form the American version of Hitler's SS shock troops, and poured
tons of money into bringing them there and providing for their needs.
Even so, the fact that most vets had the good sense to stay away and
that only 500 or so showed up -- as intimidating as they tried to be
-- is remarkable!
My one criticism I have of ANSWER at this demo was that we did NOT
march to the Pentagon -- which remained 1/2-mile away -- but to one
of the Pentagon's parking lots. Previous pre-911 demos, including the
ones in 1967 and in the mid 1980s, marched right up the steps and to
the doors. I don't know why this did not occur this time, but it was
But I thought the demonstration itself was powerful, if freezing. As
I commented to one reporter, "The temperatures in the 20s, but it
feels like the 60s!"
Brooklyn Greens/Green Party
Mom Would Have Spanked Bush's Butt
By Ali Baghdadi
Only fools could make up the amazing confession tale of Khaled Sheik
Mohammed. Only fools would also believe this hilarious story. Mohammed,
who ranks as number three in al-Qaeda, after Ben Laden and al-Zawahiri
as the United States government wants us to believe, not only accepted
sole responsibility for planning, plotting and/or executing a long list
of terrorist crimes prepared by the Bush administration, but
voluntarily reminded the court of other murderous incidents not
appearing in his indictment. All the "Muslim" terrorist acts in the
last twenty years, the real and imaginary ones, are of his making.
The American people can now sleep in peace. The world is now safer.
Hurray to President George W. Bush II.
This fairy tale reminds me of something I am revealing for the first
time about my own childhood. I must confess, as a little kid, I lied
to my mom. Apparently I was not a "good" liar. I often got caught. My
mom was "mean". She accepted no nonsense from me or anyone else. She
showed zero tolerance for my "bad" behavior. Immediately after each
lie, she ordered me to take off my pants, and spanked my butt. Her
weapon of mass destruction was our old long broom. She was a good
planner. She used to borrow the broom of our neighbor next door, as
a precautionary measure, just in case hers breaks during her
merciless, disciplinary act. The corner of our room (we had no
house, only one tiny room) was my solitary confinement for the rest
of the day. At no time were our neighbors able to save me or lower
my sentence. They were all scared of my mom's broom. She also kept
the room locked to any intruder. As I have just mentioned, she was
a "mean" mother, really "mean."
As a child I strongly believed that some jinni, a sort of unseen
spirit that accompanied me wherever I went, must have been spying
on me. However, as I grew older I started to suspect the existence
of those spirits. Even if they indeed existed, as we had been taught
in al-Madrasa by our religious scholars who recited the Qura'n from
memory and knew best, I doubted that my mom actually had an open
channel of communication with them.
After I graduated from high school and entered my adulthood years,
and while my mom was in a good mood because of the great
accomplishments of her only son, I hesitantly dared to ask her a
question that had been bothering me since the day I was born. Of
course, first I wished her a high and comfortable place in paradise
next to my dad who departed years ago. Then I kissed her two hands
to show respect and remorse for all the crimes and bad deeds I had
committed or that I may unintentionally commit in the future. How
were you able to uncover most of my lies, dear mom? There were no
eye witnesses, and I had made sure to leave no evidence to be used
in my indictments.
She looked at me with a smile and tears in her eyes and said, It
was simple, my beloved son. The lies were too big. They were obvious.
One didn't have to be a scientist to discover them.
George W. Bush was unfortunate! Apparently Barbara Pierce Bush, a
descendant of President Franklin Pierce, was not a mean mom. This
may explain the fact that her son, poor George, turned out the way
he is, among other things, a pathetic liar, mass murderer and
William John Cox, in his book titled A Brief on The Bush Presidency:
How is it that a lying and denying alcoholic, with arrests for theft
and disturbing the peace and a conviction for drunk driving; one born
with a silver spoon in his mouth, with no empathy for the plight of
ordinary people; an inarticulate spoiled brat who just didn't get
the lessons of a good education; a chronically failed businessman
who's never earned anything on his own; and a high school cheerleader
who avoided military service in Vietnam.
Bush's younger brother Neil recalls when he was seven years old and
his little brother Marvin six, George Jr., age 16, would give them
ten seconds to start running down the hall before he began shooting
BB pellets at them.
Bush's boyhood friend Terry Throckmorton remembers how he and Bush
would capture frogs that would gather in the water at a low spot
behind Bush's house: We'd put firecrackers in the frogs and throw
them and blow them up.
Out of respect, in the Arab World, parents are known by the name of
their oldest son. My mother was called umm (the mother of) Ali.
However, my father was known as abu (the father of) Mustafa, a
deceased son from an earlier marriage. The parents' first names
are dropped the moment their first son is born. If you asked my
mother to give you her name, the only answer you would get would
be umm Ali.
I am in debt to my "illiterate" mom, umm Ali. I will honor and love
her as long as I live. In my memory she will continue to be the
greatest and best mother ever existed. One thing for sure, some
may call me uncompromising, hard headed and stubborn when it comes
to certain basic principles, but no one ever called me a spoiled
brat. I do still believe that the stick she used to reprimand me
came from heaven. I also believe, as taught by Prophet Muhammad,
Entry to Paradise can only be realized from beneath the feet of mothers.
My mother passed away twenty five years ago. Had she been alive today,
the President of the United States and his administration would have
benefited a great deal had they hired umm Ali as a top advisor. She
would have kept them all in line and out of trouble. Anytime they
sat in the Oval Office to plan a lie, as they often do, they should
have invited her to listen. I must tell you the truth, if the lie is
too big, my mom would have screamed straight in the President's
face. "You are a fool. Only fools would believe you. Try again."?
Umm Ali was not a sexist, a racist or a bigot. Certainly, she would
have treated George, a blue-eyed, a non-Muslim and a non-Arab, as her
only child. She would have even asked the most powerful leader in
the world, to take off his pants and spanked his rear end. After
rejecting all his lies, my mother would have turned to the President
and told him, "It is for oil, stupid. Fire all your s.o.b. advisors,
including Vice President Cheney. Tell the truth to the American people.
Say it as it is, my little boy. Had he listened, peace around the
world would have prevailed. People worldwide would have adored George
W. Bush. Umm George would have also shared some of the praise with her
naughty child. The President of the United States of America would
have walked to my mom and kissed her hands.
Remember what I stated earlier, though she didn't go to school, my mom,
mercy of Allah be upon her soul, was a no nonsense woman. No one,
including the Commander in Chief of the United States military forces,
was big in her eyes. She prayed five times a day at al-Aqsa Mosque in
Jerusalem, fasted the month of Ramadan and also Shaa'ban and Zul-Hijjah,
gave of the little she had to the poor and made the pilgrimage to
Mecca, not once, not twice, but three times. In her return journey
home to Jerusalem, she died in al-Medina, not far away from the man
she loved the most, Prophet Muhammad. What a fortunate woman! She was
buried in al-Baqee, the most sacred and honored cemetery in the entire
Muslim World, and joined the Messenger's companions who carried the
banner of Islam to almost every corner of the globe. Her grave, which
she supervised and helped to dig earlier, next to the ancient wall of
the city of Jerusalem, was donated, in accordance with her will, to
Said and his brother Ishaq al-Nemr, our two poor neighbors. To make
it short and brief, as you have seen, umm Ali feared no one but
"Allah"?, the God of the Universe, all men and women, all animals,
all plants, all planets and all galaxies.
Umm Ali is now in heaven. She cannot be of any help to President
George W. Bush.
Unfortunately, little George has been caught with his two hands, not
one, in the cookie jar again and again. His foolish advisors got him
in big trouble, not once, not twice, but so many times. He continues
to lie. Again, only fools would believe the list of terrorist crimes
attributed to Khaled Sheik Mohammad. The lie is too big.
Against the Death Penalty: Protest in Baltimore, Maryland
On March 24, Jamaat al-Muslimeen representatives participated in a
protest organized by the Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty,
and the Campaign to End the Death Penalty outside Death Row (Super
Maximum Security Prison) in Baltimore. Last year, the facility was
the target of protests, after several prisoners reportedly died as
a result of maltreatment by authorities prior to trial. The spirited
group of about 40, paraded around the blocks-long prison facility,
chanting "Death row, hell no!" and "Money for jobs and education, not
for racist incarceration!"
At an informal rally following the march, the moderator drew attention
to the fact that the death penalty targets predominantly black and
poor people, and that almost no wealthy, white men are put to death
by the state.
A speaker from Physicians for Social Responsibility drew comparisons
between killing of poor and indigent prisoners in the U.S. with the
killings of innocent Iraqis and Afghans. Another, from the
Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty, said that the policy
of scapegoating, prevalent in the U.S., blamed Iraqis for U.S.
foreign policy woes, immigrants for unemployment, and prisoners for
social ills. He deplored the 70% increase in the prison population
in recent years.
Kevin James, of Son of Nun, a socially conscious hip hop group, told
protestors, "Poverty exists because the system relies on it," before
he launched into a potent, politically conscious rap. For more on
Son of Nun:
The mother of Vernon Evans, a well-known death row prisoner, spoke
softly but firmly against the death penalty. Evan’s sister was
recognized, but did not speak.
Afterwards, Jamaat al-Muslimeen representatives extended support
to the organizers and gave them information about the case of
Imam Jamil Al-Amin. The death penalty, when administered by an
unjust, racist state playing God (astagfirullah) should
particularly concern Muslims, said one JAMI rep, since our faith
is about justice. Many death row inmates are imprisoned as a result
of inadequate legal counsel, and later found to be innocent of the
crimes with which they were charged.
For more, visit the Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty webpage:
2007-03-28 Wed 04:57:10 cst