Rabi' al-thani 4, 1428/ April 22, 2007 #32
Va-Tech: NBC, with total irresponsibility, released Cho's crazy video on
April 18. It was like a free ad for guns and murder. NBC LIED by omission.
It did not ask the basic journalistic question which NT asked:
Where did Cho get his training as a killer? Now we know that Cho's sister
is linked to the "security" establishment and Iraq. Come on NBC, tell us
Cho's links. NBC has mentally done Cho's terrorism all over again.
Scroll all the way down
for Cho's sister.
5 interesting letters.
Scroll all the way down.
Also Weber, top U.S. revisionist, on HoloHoax.
See below 4 items from Jamaat al-Muslimeen:
1. Imam Badi welcomes Cindy Sheehan.
2. JAM adopts Sudanese children.
3. Prof. al-Arian abused. Shameful terrorism & racism.
4. Pakistani-American Masaud Khan:
90 years on fake charges:
Mom's heartache as she goes Maryland to Indiana for 4 hour visit.
Child not allowed to touch him! [Only in America.]
BRIEF but IMPORTANT: LATEST WAR NEWS by our Media Monitor
AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Trying to Outflank Bagram U.S. Air Base
On April 17, 2007 an elite Taliban mujahideen unit cut the Kapisa-Kabul
highway. On April 18, the Taliban unit hit a Karzai police unit in the
area killing 2 police and capturing 5. After that the Taliban captured
4 villages in the Tagab-Nagrab axis in Kapisa province. The villages
are Qorghul, Seh Pidr, Jawi Bar, and Salih Khel. A Kabul-U.S.
counterattack developed on April 19 but has been unable to dislodge
the Taliban from the highway. The Karzai appointed governor of Kapisa
province has confirmed the Taliban victory and said that if rapid
reinforcements are not sent, the Taliban could advance through the
Kapisa mountain ranges towards Sarobi. Thus the U.S. air force base
at Bagram, 50 km south of the fighting would be outflanked. The elite
Taliban unit is said to be armed with the most modern weaponry.
The Taliban say they blew up a U.S. tank in the province of Ghazni
killing its crew.
CANADA's WAR in AFGHANISTAN: In southern Afghanistan, Kandahar
province, Canadian military sweeps have been hit by Taliban guerrillas
in the last 10 days. In one attack, the Taliban killed 6 Canadian
troops, 2 in a second ambush and 2 killed 3 wounded in fighting on
April 20 [reported by Fox TV].
Canada's opposition parties [on April 16] mourned the first six deaths
and called for clarification of Canada's purpose in Afghanistan. The
Canadian government, closely allied to the Bush administration, plans
to stay in Afghanistan and has ordered 120 tanks for this purpose from
two European countries.
Taliban spokesman has denounced as FAKE a Human Rights Watch claim
blaming the Taliban for civilian deaths. The HRW Afghan group is being
run by a person named Sam who has written propaganda stories about
Taliban "atrocities." The Taliban spokesman demanded that HRW provide
evidence for its allegations. No reply from HRW.
Another report which New Trend has received says that the Taliban cadres
all over Afghanistan have received an AUDIO message as well as a letter
with his signature from Mullah Umar, the legendary leader of the
Taliban, urging Jihad against NATO and expulsion of the Euro-American
"crusader forces." The report says that the personal letter from the
Mullah is of extreme importance for the Jihad because it indicates that
the ideological leader of the resistance is alive and well.
SOMALIA: HEAVY RESISTANCE to ETHIOPIAN FORCES:
SLAUGHTER of SOMALI Civilians
April 20, 21, 22. In a massive attempt to crush the Somali peoples'
support for the Islamic resistance, the U.S.-backed Ethiopian armada
has been shelling civilian areas in Mogadishu with HEAVY ARTILLERY.
The civilian death toll has gone above 1,000 with 165 killed by the
Ethiopian military on April 21 alone. [Source: Fox TV.]
Somalian Islamic resistance forces have regrouped and are attacking the
flanks of the Ethiopian armada. The Ethiopians have retreated in several
sectors of Mogadishu after suffering heavy casualties, more than 100 of
their troops killed and 175 wounded. On April 21, Ethiopian commanders
called for reinforcements.
More than 10,000 Somalian civilians have fled the city to avoid atrocities
by the U.S.-backed occupation forces.
IRAQ: Heavy Islamic Resistance:
It's Not Shia-Sunni but Resistance vs Occupation
by our Media Monitor [Open to correction]
"This war is lost and the surge s not accomplishing anything..."
[Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Majority leader]
Heavy guerrilla activity by the Islamic resistance continues. The U.S.
military death toll was 3316 killed by April 20, of which 69 were killed
in the first 20 days of April.
Our research on the U.S. media's coverage of the war still holds true.
The media report only the attacks on Shi'a supporters of the U.S.
without noting anything about the U.S. and Shia mercenary killings
of civilians supporting the resistance. Revenge attacks against Shi'as
are reported as "Shia-Sunni" conflict.
New Trend's analysts say that Iraq's Shi'as violated the basic teachings
of Shi'ism as given by Imam Husain, r.a., to oppose the invasion of Iraq
by the U.S. Instead many, or most Iraqi Shi'as, joined the U.S. forces.
Thus, say these reports, attacks on Shi'as are basically part of the
resistance to occupation and not a sectarian problem.
Recently, the resistance successfully entered and attacked the so-called
Parliament of Iraq [installed under U.S. protection]. The targets were
Sunnis "elected" to the fake Parliament. These reports say, in Iraqi
families often one spouse is Shia and the other Sunni. There is no
question of sectarian conflict.
The fact of life is that Shi'a leaders sided with the U.S. and supported
the U.S. when it destroyed Sunni [resistance] cities such as Falluja,
Haditha, Ramadi and Tal Afar. Shias were then recruited by the U.S. to
go into these cities and help the U.S. kill the people ["insurgents"
who are just about EVERYONE.]
New Trend has received a photo of U.S. troops in full battle dress using
a mosque in Fallujah as a rest and recreation area. Sistani, al-Hakim,
Allawi and Nuri al-Maliki supported the U.S. in these barbaric actions.
Shi'a resistance is there too, though small. On April 20, in Maysan
province, two British troops were killed.
America's Muslims: Who are our leaders?
by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Are you tired of the manipulations of CAIR and ISNA kowtowing to the
oppressors and licking the boots of the kuffar and mushrikun?
Are you sick and tired of CAIR bringing the FBI into Muslim communities?
Are you sick and tired of CAIR's silence about the suffering of Islamic
political prisoners? Are you sick and tired of CAIR-ISNA's silence about
U.S.-Israeli genocide in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan?
Do you wonder why "Imam" W.D. Muhammad worked for the U.S. State
Department? Are you wondering when W.D. will speak against U.S. plots
to undermine Sudan and Somalia? Are you sick and tired of W.D.'s
worshipers who claim that he represents all the Muslims of African
descent? Do you know that he hailed the election of George Bush [put
his photo on the front page of his own paper?] Do you know that he is
in deep with the Zionist Jews? Do you notice that he is politically in
bed with "Muslim" Zionist Keith Ellison who is more acceptable to the
Zionists than a Jew? How long will W.D. continue with his shameful
activities, his banqueting, his cult pretending to be Islam, his
silence about the sacrilege against the Qur'an in Guantanamo Bay,
his inability to say a word against the cartoons of Prophet
Muhammad, pbuh, in Denmark?
The way out of this situation where the agents of the enemies of Islam
claim to be leaders of Muslims is to recognize and support the servants
of the Ummah of Islam in America. What are the signs of these leaders?
They accept the Qur'an and the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh, as the decisive
factors in their own lives and in decisions of concern to Muslims.
They do not call Muslims to follow them. They are not a leadership cult.
They call people to the example of Muhammad, pbuh, as our leader.
They do not want to isolate America's Muslims from the global Muslim
ummah. They are not agents of the "Moderate, American Islam" projected
by the Rand Corporation and the Zionists. They teach the Oneness of the
They stand up to the American power structure. Pleasing Allah is
important for them. Pleasing the U.S. media, the Pentagon, the White
House, the Congress and the Senate is irrelevant.
A key sign for Muslims is that authentic Islamic leaders see Israel as
illegitimate and a terrorist entity to be dismantled while fake leaders
accept Israel and want to work with the Zionists.
If your community imam has been hiding the names and identities of the
real leaders [servants] of the Ummah of Islam in America,
here they are:
1. Imam Warith Deen Umar, Albany, New York.
2. Imam Badi Ali, Greensboro, North Carolina.
3. Imam Musa, Washington, DC
4. Imam Muhammad al-'Asi,Silver Spring, Maryland.
The TOP LEADERS and fearless Islamic scholars among America's Muslims
are in U.S. prisons. We will need unity and mobilization to free them.
5. Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin. [LIFE.]
6. Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman [the blind Shaikh]. [Egyptian-Americans need
to wake up and reject Hosni Mubarak, the terrorist ruling Egypt.] [LIFE
and 65 years]
7. Dr. Ali al-Timimi. [First American Muslim imprisoned for DOING
TAFSEER of the Qur'an]. [LIFE.]
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar,
a man who stood up to America's ally Hosni Mubarak and would not give
up on the struggle to free Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman. [24 years]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Imam Badi Ali Welcomes Cindy Sheehan:
600 Rally in Greensboro, North Carolina
Greensboro has seen many anti-war protests but this was historic. More
than 600 non-Muslims [mostly White] and scores of Muslims rallied in
the City Plaza to welcome Cindy Sheehan. A young Muslim, Muhammad Abu
Zaiter, on behalf of the Islamic Center of the Triad, gave a plaque to
Ms. Sheehan honoring her for speaking "Truth to Power." Imam Badi Ali's
little daughter Yaffe read a poem about peace honoring the children of
Palestine who resisted Israeli tanks with stones. A PALESTINIAN FLAG
was raised on the dais.
Cindy Sheehan's speech was powerful. She denounced President Bush as a
TERRORIST. She called for Bush's IMPEACHMENT. She wants an IMMEDIATE
end to the war. She called the occupation of Iraq "evil." On May 14,
she's calling for a huge protest in Washington which will be led by
Police was present in big numbers as COUNTER-PROTESTORS came out to
insult Cindy and the anti-war people. They called the protestors
"Communists" and the Muslims [Imam Badi and others] "terrorists"
and demanded that both the Muslims and Cindy should "go home."
All the local TV channels, radio and newspapers reported on the
historic event. Imam Badi and the Muslims were clearly visible in
the TV coverage.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Adopt-a Child-Program
Readers might remember that earlier this year Jamaat called for the
adoption of a child in Maiduguri, northeastern NIGERIA. Alhamdulillah,
he has been adopted by sister Chekeisha al-Amin in
Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen [Baltimore].
On April 21, we adopted two children in SUDAN. These will also be
adopted by families in the same masjid, inshallah.
Now we are looking for a child in BANGLADESH.
Inshallah, we hope Muslims across the country will adopt Muslim
children of poor families or those who are orphans.
Calling for War on Africa
Zionists Push for Drastic Moves Against Sudan on Darfur
John Prandergast, Mia Farrow and Alex de Waal call for "No Fly Zones,"
Strict Sanctions, Rebel Unity
by New Trend's Media Monitor
The moves against Sudan are coming literally out of the Jewish "Holocaust"
Museum. The timing was perfect. President Bush visited the "Holocaust"
Museum and the very next day, we had this drama in the House Foreign
Affairs Committee hearings.
April 19,2007. It was quite a show. A White-Jewish woman, notorious
actress Mia Farrow, and two White men, John Prandergast [runs
"charities"] and Alex de Waal [Harvard University] claimed they
love Africa [and Muslims!] so much, their hearts are breaking over
the suffering in Darfur [Sudan].
Here are reflections of the show:
Mia Farrow showed a whole pack of photos allegedly showing suffering
people in Darfur. These were stills, some allegedly of rape victims,
some of the unwell and the destitute, some of mutilation.
She claimed these were all done by Sudanese forces. Mia Farrow very
conveniently works for UNICEF and thus has monies at her disposal to
take to suffering African children. In one picture,
Children were shown holding placards WRITTEN in ENGLISH for the benefit
of Mia Farrow's camera. Poverty and suffering in Darfur opens up people
to the wiles of people like Mia Farrow.
John Prandergast does not try to hide his hatred for Sudan or his
missionary planning to split and undermine Africa's biggest Muslim
country. He claimed that Sudan is terrorist [remember Osama once
lived here, John said]. For John, the old, dead, discarded "slavery
in Sudan" story is still alive. It was his prop #2 for abusing Sudan.
John, the good Zionist he is, strongly, fervently, recommended the
following against Sudan [allegedly to save Darfur]:
1. IMPOSE NO-FLY ZONES on Sudan.
2. TIGHTEN the SANCTIONS and make them more detailed.
3. SUPPORT REBEL UNITY.
[The U.S. and Israel armed the Darfur rebels but they are not united.]
4. STOP SUDANESE BANKING WORLDWIDE.
5. PREPARE CREDIBLE THREAT of MILITARY FORCE.
The Harvard man, Alex de Waal, was all for No Fly Zones. Unfortunately,
he said, although he has been working hard for unity of rebel factions,
it is difficult. He supported Ethiopian pressure on Sudan but now
Ethiopia is busy elsewhere.
MIA FARROW outdid the others by accusing CHINA of participating in
"genocide" in Darfur. This might confuse readers, so let me explain.
China is helping Sudan produce oil. If the oil production continues,
Sudan will not only prosper, it will be able to help the rest of
Africa too. This oil production has to be stopped in the name of
helping Darfur. Mia Farrow went further and demanded that OLYMPICS
in China should be boycotted to stop China from helping Sudan in
the production of oil. John chimed in that China may support Sudan
but when push comes to shove in the UN Security Council,
China will abstain.
[New Trend comment: The story of "genocide" in Darfur does not stand up
to scrutiny. Euro-American observers flit in and out of Darfur via rebel
groups and come back with one-sided stories of "genocide." The only
force which has been in Darfur for more than a year is the African [AU]
military force of 7,000 men. These Africans, though not very friendly
to the Islamic regime in Khartoum, have never come anywhere near
endorsement of the "genocide" story.]
New Trend sees the Darfur propaganda as the precursor to the military
intervention by the U.S. in Sudan. Evidently if "no fly zones" are
implemented, the U.S. air force will be directly involved. The purpose
of the Darfur story is to deflect attention from :
Israel's destruction of Lebanon in 2006 and its inability to defeat
Israel's genocide of the Palestinian people, 4,000,000 of whom are
Israel-backed U.S. occupation of Iraq where genocide is well underway
and more than 600,000 war-related deaths have been reported, including
100,000 plus from U.S. air force action.
[See the Lancet Report and its study organized by Kucinich.]
NATO operations in Afghanistan where civilians are being killed and
Afghan villages depopulated as the heavily armed U.S.-Canadian-British
armadas ravage the civilians supporting the Taliban.
#3 from Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Prison Guard Threatens Dr. Al-Arian's Life
Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace
TAMPA— For nearly three days this week, the whereabouts of Dr. Sami
Al-Arian were unknown. He was last seen by family members last
Sunday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, NC, where he was
steadily recovering from the effects of a 60-day hunger strike in
which he lost 55 pounds, more than 25 percent of his bodyweight.
Dr. Al-Arian embarked on the hunger strike to protest the Justice
Department's violation of a plea agreement that would have seen him
released today, Friday April 13, 2007. Instead, he spent the days
leading up to his original release date in a harrowing ordeal that
saw him transferred from Butner to the Alexandria Detention Center in
northern Virginia. During the course of the trip, Dr. Al-Arian spent
nearly two days at a temporary facility in Petersburg, Virginia,
where he was subjected to some of the worst verbal and physical
abuses by prison officials in the course of his four-year
Dr. Al-Arian arrived in Petersburg on Tuesday April 10 at 5 PM. Upon
his arrival, Dr. Al-Arian's undergarments were confiscated and he was
instead given old, worn out undergarments with holes in them. He was
placed in a tiny, freezing cold cell with pools of water on the
ground. Though the vent released extremely cold air, he was given no
additional blankets or extra clothing and no cleaning supplies to
clean the dirty cell. Since there were no windows in the cell, he
could not tell the time of day or the direction to perform his Muslim
Moreover, the guards at the federal facility in Petersburg illegally
seized Dr. Al-Arian's legal documents and then proceeded
to "misplace" them. They have yet to be found or returned.
Following a 30-hour stay in the deplorable cell, Dr. Al-Arian was
taken to be transported to northern Virginia at 4:30 AM on Thursday,
during which time he was subjected to the most abusive conduct on the
part of at least two officials with the Bureau of Prisons.
A Correctional Officer who was strip-searching Dr. Al-Arian asked
him "Where are you from? Afghanistan? " Dr. Al-Arian refused to answer
the question. The guard repeated the question several times, before
"It doesn't matter where you're from. If I had my way, you wouldn't
be in prison. I'd put a bullet in your head and get it done with.
You're nothing but a piece of s***."
Dr. Al-Arian responded: "Why do you say that? You don't know me." The
"I know enough about all you guys. You're all pieces of s***. You can
go pray to the f*** that you pray to."
He then unleashed a stream of obscenities at Dr. Al-Arian, repeatedly
telling him to "Shut the f*** up." Dr. Al-Arian then told him, "If
you were brave enough, you would tell me what your name so I can
The guard then walked away hurling more obscenities. The guard who
engaged in this verbal abuse refused to give Dr. Al-Arian his name.
He is white, over-weight, 6 foot 2 inches tall with green eyes, a
goatee and is balding.
This is not the first time the guard in question has harassed Dr. Al-
Arian. In January, when Dr. Al-Arian was in Petersburg when being
transferred to Butner, the same guard told him: "You're a terrorist.
I can tell by your name."
The lieutenant in charge heard the exchange, took Dr. Al-Arian to the
side and proceeded to squeeze his right arm and right leg with
handcuffs and leg irons. Because of this, Dr. Al-Arian was completely
numb for the duration of the four-hour trip to Alexandria. The
lieutenant, who is white, about 6 foot tall, with green eyes, also
repeatedly told Dr. Al-Arian to "Shut the f*** up" and tightened his
shackles 7 times, increasing the pain each time.
Both the guard and lieutenant transferred Dr. Al-Arian to Alexandria.
When Dr. Al-Arian disembarked from the van that transported him, the
lieutenant repeatedly pulled the chain around Dr. Al-Arian's waist in
an attempt to trip him and cause him to fall. He also shoved him
against a wall when they arrived at the U.S. Marshals office in
Dr. Al-Arian has since been at the Alexandria Detention Center. He
can receive letters at the following address:
Dr. Sami Al-Arian
Alexandria Detention Center
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace strongly condemns the
deplorable treatment Dr. Al-Arian received at the hands of the racist
prison officials. What's worse, this injustice occurred at a time
when he should have been recovering from his hunger strike, not being
moved and abused across states.
ACTON: All conscientious Americans are called upon to act to stop the
abuses against Dr. Al-Arian. We request that you write letters to the
1. Honorable Judge Gerald Lee
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
2. U.S .Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Washington, DC 20534
#4 from Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Visit to Masaud Khan, April 16, 2007.
A "good" Prison but even his Mom can't Embrace him:
No Regime in the World does this.
On Sunday April 16th Masaud's wife, son and mother traveled to
Terre Haute, Indiana for a long-anticipated visit. It had been 4
months since they had last visited with Masaud at USP Lee in Virginia,
where he had been for 2 ½ years and then transferred overnight.
Terre Haute is a small town. People are friendly; they do not react
adversely to the Muslimah in hijab and/or niqab
with frowning looks.
The federal prison's strategy for relocating an inmate is to move him
without notice to another prison temporarily in the interests of
"security". No information is given out to the inmate's attorney
or family as to his whereabouts. Eventually, the inmate's name will
appear on the Bureau of Prison's website and state "in transit", which
reveals nothing, or it states the inmate's location. There is no way to
contact the inmate personally. The inmate is not allowed to make a
phone call to his family or his lawyer; in fact, the lawyer is the
last to know in most cases.
Masaud was taken to Atlanta USP for a period of time and then moved to
Oklahoma which is a transfer point for prisoners en route to another
permanent location. Eventually, the website revealed that he was in
Terre Haute, Indiana which is a medium security FCI.
At this time, Masaud is in the CMU Unit (Communications Management),
which does exactly that -- all communication (mail, phones, visits)
are monitored closely. It is stated that this unit has been opened
to curtail and monitor communication from those inmates who have
violated the communication policy and caused detriment to security.
At present, almost all of the inmates are Muslims, some U.S. citizens
and some of Arab extraction – a few are non-Muslim.
The pre-arranged visit began at 8:00 am Monday morning at the main
FCI building with the usual identification photos being taken and
detection procedures. The staff were very friendly and relaxed, and
the family were then escorted to the small, enclosed visitation room
where Masaud was waiting on the other side of a glass window with
There was concern that Masaud's son might be upset that he could not
have physical contact with his father, he accepted the situation and
enjoyed his phone / visual conversation. In fact, he wanted to return
the next day as he was accustomed to doing, and couldn't understand
why the family were leaving for the airport.
Masaud looked well; however, he continues to be in pain from the knee
injury he received so long ago, and expressed the wish to see a dentist
as he has had a throbbing toothache for 3 weeks. He has asked for
treatment or even some medication, but nothing has been done. At
this point, it is most likely the offending tooth will be pulled and
the infection traveling in his blood treated with antibiotics,
inshallah. He said it appears to be a "big project" to just provide
a dentist or they simply do not care about it.
The living conditions are cell-like structures; there is no fresh air
or outdoor activity. He asked what the countryside looked like. The
inmates are able to pray the five prayers and halal food is
provided for them, in addition to the Commissary snack machines. He
is able to receive mail and books, and his family continues to send him
a monthly amount for his necessities.
Letter: Re: New Trend's Article on Women leading prayers.
As'Salaamu Alaikum. It must be clarified however that while women can
lead salat and teach the various classes of fiqh and Arabic, they
CANNOT lead men in salat or lead a jumah prayer, unless it is with
Labeebah [Bahrain, Middle East]
Holocaust Remembrance: What's Behind the Campaign?
...Holocaust remembrance is not, as its supporters claim, a noble effort
motivated by sincere concern for humanity. Instead, this relentless
campaign is an expression of Jewish-Zionist power, and is designed to
further Jewish-Zionist interests ... The Holocaust remembrance campaign
reflects an arrogant view of Jews as a special and superior people. ...
Jewish death and suffering do not deserve to be venerated more than the
death and suffering of non-Jews. The Holocaust remembrance campaign
deserves scorn, not support, because it is a one-sided effort that
serves narrow Jewish and Israeli interests and bolsters
Iraq link to campus killer Cho 19 Apr 2007 The sister of
the gunman responsible for the deadliest shooting rampage in modern
US history works as a contractor for a State Department office that
oversees billions of dollars in American aid for Iraq. Sun-kyung is
employed by the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office, according to
US officials and a State Department staff directory that says she
works from an annex near the department's headquarters in Washington.
Cho's sister works for McNeil Technologies: Administration official
His older sister, Sun-Kyung, graduated from Princeton University in 2004.
A source, who asked to be identified as a senior Administration official,
said she works for McNeil Technologies, a firm contracted by the State
Department to manage reconstruction efforts in Iraq. [From the McNeil
Technologies website: 'Since 1985, McNeil Technologies has been a
premier provider of critical professional services and reliable
business solutions to the US Federal Government. We help government
agencies meet some of their most complex service needs...' Overview
of McNeil Technologies Intelligence Services: Our services and
capabilities include: Intelligence Architecture Operations in support
of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Open Source
Intelligence (OSINT) which supports the Defense Intelligence Agency
(DIA) and other government agencies. HUMINT (Human Intel) operations
in support of DIA, or with federal counter Intel outsourcing effort...]
[With thanks to Citizens for Legitimate Government.]
Letter: Highly Educated Islamic Women in Kerala, India read New Trend
Dear Br. Kaukab Siddique, Assalamu alaikum
Thank you for publishing my questions and answers in NT magazine. I
sent the answers to my friends who raised such questions. Most of
Muslim women in Kerala are highly educated, especially in medicine,
engineering, science and technology. Since the medium of instruction
in education in South India is English, Muslim women can follow your
messages in the NT, and they appreciate the bold stand taken by the NT
in emancipating them. It is the NT that often raises voice against the
injustice to the Muslim sisters.
Allah may bless you and the NT.
Yours in Islam
K Hamza [Kerala, India]
Letter: U.S. Islamic Scholar Dr. Omar Afzal Hails New Trend's report
on Imamat by Women
Bravo Kaukab Bhai,
Your arguing Woman's imamat was very refreshing. Poor weaker gender
was pushed to the last row for centuries without looking into:
"U'budullah" being a universal command. The only reason that could be
given to support forbidding Imamat of women was "menses" (being "Azan")
as its flow could not be controlled. As for Imamat of a woman for woman
congregants, it is well-established by Syeda Aisha's conduct. Duaon me
yaad kar liya karen.
LETTER: University Student Offended by NT report on Va-Tech
After receiving your newsletter about the VT killings, I am very offended
from what you said. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about
when addressing the Virginia Tech campus. I have been there many times,
and I know many muslims who attend the school. There is a masjid less
than 1/2 mile off of campus. The MSA there is also very strong. Believe
it or not, every person who goes to VT is not an atheist or someone who
has no faith whatsoever. You need to stop being so biased towards the
entire American community and actually get your facts straight before
classifying 30000 people into one ignorant group.
Junaed Siddiqui [Baltimore, Maryland]
Letter: New Trend's point on Silent Racism in Action Appreciated by
Wow, good point on the VA Tech killer. People rushed to mention which
country he was originally from, it was pretty disgusting, and I felt
like it was a silent racism in action, where they were trying to force
a greater "immigrant problem". The guy was an american, give me a break!
"taftid" [Baltimore, Maryland]
2007-04-24 Tue 04:36:05 cdt