Rabi' al-thani 13, 1428/ May 1, 2007 #34
New Trend ahead of the curve again:
April 30, 2007: Ali Larijani, from Iran's Supreme National Security
Council, met the U.S.-installed Iraqi "Prime Minister" Nuri al-Maliki
in Baghdad. Larijani is on a 3-day "unannounced" visit to Iraq. [Source:
Tehran Times, April 30] Baghdad airport through which Larjani arrived is
controlled by the U.S.
April 29: Iran accepted an invitation to attend a conference called by
the U.S.-backed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in Sharm el-Shaikh,
Egypt, starting May 3. The U.S. will be represented by Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice. On being asked if she would meet the Iranians
[on CNN April 30], Dr. Rice almost blushed and said that it was possible
and could happen.
[While all the great analysts, from Fisk to Pilger to the right wingers
were saying that the U.S. would bomb Iran, New Trend was saying that
all the hot talk was a smoke screen for Iran-U.S. intersection of
interests which leave out the Islamic world.]
LATEST NEWS: The Islamic fighting forces in SOMALIA have re-captured
the southern city of Kismayo.
The Ethiopian offensive against Mogadishu has petered out. The
Ethiopians destroyed entire neighborhoods, killing 1300 civilians, but
the mujahideen came back and the Ethiopians were forced to retreat.
Nearly 300,000 people left their homes to escape Ethiopian atrocities.
[Notice that the lobbies busy smearing Sudan about Darfur are quite
silent about Somalia.]
to important war news from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, UK
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World Famous Educationist Dr. AbdulAlim Shabazz to attend
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Shoora will meet in Greensboro, North
Carolina on May 19 [Saturday] inshallah. Distinguished Professor of
Mathematics Dr. Shabazz
who is in great demand at conferences of
scholars all over the U.S. and all over Africa has confirmed that he
will attend the Shoora meeting.
Islamic Leader Praises Confession on Imam Jamil We Published
As Salaamu Alaikum
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Mercy-Giving.
As to what follows...
This letter of confession on Imam Jamil should be on the front page of
the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and sent to Oprah, as
well as The Final Call, Muslim Journal, Horizon Magazine, Minaret,
Al Talib, etc. Ya Sheikh. Who is leading this campaign? Shukran for your
Imam Umar [Warith Deen Umar lives in Albany, New York. He gave America a
unique example of standing up to Bush's storm troopers.]
Note to Imam Umar: Jamaat al-Muslimeen and New Trend are the servants of
the Ummah. We are not leaders but servants. Our task is to mobilize
support for the real leaders.
Islamophobia is a myth: Government Oppression is a fact:
Islam Spreading Despite Media Blitz Against Islam
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Press Release
Do the American people hate Islam and Muslims? Is Islamophobia rampant
in America? No! Those are myths spread by CAIR-less self-serving Muslim
groups linked to the Zionist regime.
Muslims in America are being oppressed and targeted by the U.S. government
and the Zionist-controlled media. "Islam haters" like Glenn Beck,
O'Reilly, Hannity proliferate on TV. Books are published against Islam
by Bernard Lewis and his community. Newspapers like New York Post pull
no punches. More sophisticated attacks come from PBS
[re: America at the Crossroads program, etc.]
But look at the general public. Zionist propaganda has been a dismal
failure in stirring up the people against Muslims. CAIR-less groups try
very hard to prove that Americans are roiling in Islamophobia. These
CAIR-less groups are Muslim versions of the Jewish ADL. Why is Islam
spreading? Here are the real reasons:
Muslims are good neighbors.
Muslims do not break laws.
Muslims do not drink or fornicate.
Muslims respect women.
Muslims help the needy, the downtrodden and the oppressed.
Muslims do not despise the poor and the uneducated.
Muslims explain Islam in a rational, unemotional, calm manner.
The hijab of the Muslim woman is the greatest example of Islam. It shows
the non-Muslim women that there can be a way out of the sexual anarchy
which America faces.
Of course, that's the mainstream of Islam in America. There are those
who go against these generalization or those who are Muslims only in
name. Christians and Jews are shrewd enough to know the big difference
between a practicing Muslim and a non-practicing Muslim.
CAIR-less groups are wasting their time trying to list a handful of evil
acts committed in a population of 300+ million. Let us unite to oppose
governmental-Zionist oppression of the Muslims of America.
News from the American Gulag
The Blind Shaikh
His Mind is Strong: He is firm in his Faith: Physically very Weak
[New York City: April 27, 2007 Dr. Kaukab Siddique was able to have a
brief interview with Mr. Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the
U.S. and leader of the Anti-War movement in the U.S. Here is an excerpt:]
Kaukab Siddique: I have been following your initiative to impeach Bush.
I support you on this and ask all my friends to sign your Impeach Bush
Ramsey Clark: It's good to hear from you!
KS: Imam Badi Ali wants to invite you to speak in Greensboro. He is
leaving the date open for you.
Badi did very well with Cindy Sheehan a few days back. Nearly 600 people
turned up. We want to build on this success by inviting you.
RC: It's very difficult right now. I have several hearings coming up.
Try me in June.
KS: Also, I want to sit down with you again to be able to complete my
book about you.
RC: Yes, June would be good for that too.
KS: I am very concerned about the condition of Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman.
There is no news of him. A few months back the government issued a
security warning that he might be dying [if not dead].
RC: I talked with him on Monday. [April 22]
KS: Alhamdulillah! I mean, that's great news! How is he?
RC: He is in medical prison owing to his health condition, with diabetes,
lung problem and a number of other ailments.
KS: Is he able to respond or is he completely broken down?
RC: Mentally he is as strong as ever. Very clear and firm in his thinking
and in his faith. He has not shown any weakness on his stance.
KS: [under his breath] Allahu Akbar! [Audibly]. But they said he was
dying [or almost dead]!
RC: They say that every now and then. Of course his conditions are not
KS: Thank you Mr. Clark!
RC: It's always good to hear from you!
[With thanks to "Malangbaba" for his blog.]
Zaid Shakir swallowed the Zionist Lie Hook, line and Sinker!
Self-Styled Leader Slandered the martyr Saddam Hussein
by Kaukab Siddique
I want to respond to Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna Institute in northern
California. Inshallah, if Shakir's nafs has not totally suppressed his
Islam, he might reconsider. When Shakir was young, he was a member of
our Jamaat al-Muslimeen. He left for nationalistic reasons. Unfortunately,
his nationalism has now moved from Black Nationalism to flag waving
American nationalism. Still there is no harm in trying.
Zaid Shakir went out of his way to insult and abuse Saddam Hussein
[shaheed]. Even that would not be a surprise: just about every Jewish
intellectual and neo-con has done the same. However, Shakir's
interviewer seemed to be even lazier in his thinking than Shakir
and effusively compared him to Malcolm X. What a travesty! Nobody
can be farther the from noble vision of Malcolm X than Zaid Shakir.
Here is what Shakir said about Saddam:
"ZS: I think that Saddam was a murderous tyrant. He got what he dished
out to a lot of people. You know, I really have no opinion on that. I'm
not one of these people who's going to say Saddam shouldn't have been
killed on Eid (an Islamic holiday)."
How shameful! This self-styled "leader" is so hard-hearted that it's okay
for him if Saddam is hanged on Eid day! What has happened to Zaid Shakir?
I didn't know that he is such an unforgiving person.
First a little lesson to Shakir about people who embrace Islam as Saddam
did. [Looks like Shakir never thought of his own reversion to Islam.
Was his own past perfect?]
An elementary student of Islam would know that when a person embraces
Islam, all his past sins and wrong doings are forgiven. Even our children
know that one is not to be blamed for or even reminded of evil deeds
done before Islam. Three outstanding examples might help Zaid Shakir
Khalid ibn al-Waleed, r.a., killed the Sahaba, r.a., of the Prophet, pbuh,
at the battle of Uhud. When he embraced Islam, not only were his sins
forgiven, he became the Sword of Allah.
Umar ibn al-Khattab, r.a., took out a sword and was on his way to kill
the Prophet, pbuh, himself, when he underwent an experience which
brought him into Islam.
The Banu Ummaya under the command of Abu Sufyan fought against Islam but
then accepted Islam and fought the Jihad more valiantly than any in the
Prophet's, pbuh, own clan, the Banu Hashim.
Is it possible that Zaid Shakir is not aware of the history-making changes
which occurred in the personality of President Saddam Hussein [shaheed].
Shakir writes with great ignorance:
"I am not one to have sympathy for Saddam. He killed a lot of Muslims.
He is responsible for a lot of deaths. As they say, what goes around
comes around. The way he killed a lot of people he did not afford them
a dignified death. So, Allah t'ala created circumstances where he did
not die a dignified death."
Let us look at the facts of Saddam's struggle which are undeniable:
Saddam was militarily weak but he refused to surrender to or knuckle
under to the combined power of the U.S., U.K. and NATO.
Under the most severe sanctions and embargo in the history of modern
times, he kept the Iraqi people united and refused to surrender Iraq's
In 1998, Saddam called on the Islamic scholars of Iraq to prepare the
nation for Jihad. The Ulema were then given every opportunity to preach
Saddam set up a free Islamic university in Baghdad to which numerous
students came from all over Africa, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
He renovated the mosque of Imam Abu Hanifa, the mausoleum of Abdul Qadir
Jilani and the Shi'ite shrines in Karbala.
Although some of the Shi'ites and Kurds had risen in armed rebellion
against him, instigated by the U.S. and Iran, he forgave them and issued
a general AMNESTY.
Saddam knew that the U.S. had decided to attack Iraq with overwhelming
military force but he refused to surrender. Russia offered him a chance
to spend the rest of his life in luxury in a Dacha in the Crimea but he
Owing to Saddam's persistent support for the Palestinian people and for
martyrdom operations against Israel, every Zionist Jew in America, from
professor to politician, raised a storm of dirty propaganda against him.
It was evident that International Jewry would destroy Iraq.
The choice before Saddam was to: DIE like a LION or live like a Jackal.
He decided to die like a Lion.
Famed U.S. novelist Clancy, closely connected to the military
establishment, revealed that the U.S. tried to kill Saddam 33 times
during the sanctions decade, before the war.
When the massive bombardment of Baghdad, known as SHOCK and AWE began,
the primary target was Saddam. A superpower was trying to kill the
President of a sovereign nation. Saddam decided to go down fighting.
Many of Saddam's top military commanders had sold out to the U.S. He
knew that, yet he would not surrender. When the U.S. actually captured
Baghdad and occupied Iraq with 135,000 heavily armed troops with
tremendous firepower, Saddam went UNDERGROUND and continued to lead
the resistance. The President had become the Mujahideen! A first in
modern Arab history.
Saddam's sons and his grandson went down fighting against the occupation
After nearly nine months of fighting, the Americans captured Saddam.
Among his meager possessions was a little notebook in which kept accounts
of every dollar he spent in the Jihad. Such was his honesty.
During his captivity, the U.S. steadily tried to demoralize him and
trivialize him but he remained strong in Islam, seeking solace in the
Qur'an which he read on an ongoing basis.
During the show trial which was held to "convict" the mujahid President,
it became apparent that the charges against him were bogus. His attorneys
were terrorized and the witnesses against him remained concealed. He
stood strong throughout the trial, constantly seeking inspiration from
the Qur'an and urging the Iraqi people to resist the occupation.
Finally, the U.S. arrived at its pre-determined plan to execute Saddam.
This execution on Eid day was a slap in the face of the entire Islamic
Saddam went to his martyrdom with a demeanor which was so calm, spiritual
and full of the light of faith in Allah that people could see what a
martyr is like: unafraid, focused on the honor of Iraq and the Arab and
Muslim people and admonishing his Shi'ite executioners about their
shameful behavior as agents of America.
O Allah! Forgive his sins and accept his martyrdom!
Let us look briefly at what the Qur'an says about FORGIVENESS of the
sins of those who sacrifice themselves in Allah's way:
"...Those who left their homes or were driven out therefrom or suffered
harm in MY Cause, or fought, or were slain, surely I will remove from
them their sins and admit them into gardens with rivers flowing
beneath;- a reward from the presence of Allah, and from His Presence
is the best of rewards. Let not the strutting about of the unbelievers
through the land deceive thee." [The Qur'an 3:195-196.]
The Hadith makes it very clear that Allah forgives a person who fights
for Islam and sacrifices himself/herself:
"A person stood up and asked: O messenger of Allah! If I am killed in
Allah's way, will my errors be forgiven? The messenger of Allah,
peace and blessings of Allah be on him, said: Yes! If you patiently
persevere, seeking [Allah's] reward, advancing and not retreating. All
will be forgiven except debt. The angel Jibreel has told me so."
[Narrated by Abu Qatada, r.a. See the Sahih of Muslim, kitab al-Imarat,
Sunan of Tirmidhi, chapters on Jihad, Sunan of Nasai: kitab al-Jihad,
and the Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal .]
It is true that Saddam had many weaknesses. He was not the perfect Muslim
but one who emerged from his jahiliyya past into the glory of Islam. He
would fall under the third category of martyrs whom the Prophet, pbuh,
"...And the believer whose good deeds and bad deeds are mixed, he faces
the enemy, affirms Allah and accepts martyrdom, he is in the third
category of martyrdom..." [Narrated by ‘Utba bin Abdus Salami, r.a.,
in the Sunan of Tirmidhi, in the chapters on the excellence of Jihad,
Al-Baihaqi Shu'ib al-Iman, and the Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal,]
Saddam spent almost NINE months in the fields of Jihad. He organized what
is known as the resistance today [or what the U.S. calls "the insurgency"]. Four years later, his trusted friend, Ibrahim al-Douri is still fighting and leading the resistance. Saddam hid huge caches of weaponry and ammunition in the countryside. As a result, today resistance is an every day event in western, central, northern and northwestern Iraq, although Al-Qaidah in Iraq has emerged as a leading force and in some cases taken over the resistance.
Saddam was underground for nine months. Nine months is a long time. The
Prophet, pbuh, taught even about ONE day of Jihad that:
"Going out in Allah's way [to fight] is better than the whole world and
all that is in it." [Narrated by Sahl ibn Sa'ad, r.a., in the
Sahih of Bukhari,
kitab al-Jihad and Sahih Muslim, kitab al-Imarat.]
Finally, Zaid Shakir has mentioned charges of gassing against Iranians
and Kurds, etc. All this is Zionist propaganda and cannot [and could not]
stand up in a court of law. Ramsey Clark and others have shown that the
Iranians used gas and then attributed it to Saddam. The enemies of Islam
are quick to add zeros to any figure and start distributing it through
the media channels which they thoroughly control. I would warn Shakir
to remember this verse of the Qur'an:
"O ye who believe! If a wrong doer [fasiq] comes to you with news, check
it out critically, lest ye harm people unwittingly and afterwards become
full of repentance for what ye have done." [The Qur'an 49:6]
One who speaks against the martyr insults Islam and can only be seen as
an agent of disunity.
"Kashmir is Pakistan's Jugular Vein:
Have no Illusions about India after Rahul Gandhi's Disclosure"
Hafiz Saeed Addresses Huge Open Air Friday Prayer Gathering in
RAWALPINDI – 10th Rabi-us-Thani, 1428 – April 28, 2007
Ameer, Jama't-ud-Da'wah Pakistan, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, led the Friday
Prayers at the historic Liaqat Bagh in Rawalpindi . Men and women,
along with their children, turned out in the thousands, in searing
heat, to hear Hafiz Saeed's sermon, and to pray Friday Prayers
behind him. Prayer leaders from many Masajid of the city and environs
had also arrived at Liaqat Bagh, along with their communities, for
this special occasion.
Many members of Jama't-ud-Da'wah's central leadership, including Professor
Hafiz Abd-ur-Rahman Makki, Maulana Ameer Hamza, Hafiz Saifullah Mansoor,
and quite a few others, addressed a program about the glorious life and
traditions of the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon
him, which had been organized before the Friday Prayers. These speakers
gave impassioned speeches about the current condition of the Muslim
Ummah, specifically the challenges faced by the Ummah in these times
at the hands of non-Muslims. Islamic songs were also played between
speeches during this program, while Jama't-ud-Da'wah's flags and
banners, proudly displaying the monotheistic Islamic declaration of
faith that 'There is no god except Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger'
could be seen everywhere in and around Liaqat Bagh as far as the eye
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, in his address to the gathering at the end of the
program, said the Jews and the believers in three gods (Christians) are
not an obstacle in the prominence of Islam in the world, but in fact,
Muslims, themselves, he argued, are the biggest obstacle to this
occurrence. He said the current systems of society, politics, and the
judiciary, in Islamic countries, are in direct conflict with Islam. He
stressed that Muslims will remain subjugated, humiliated, and crushed in
the world until and unless we get rid of these and other such un-Islamic
systems made and imposed by non-Muslims. He said there is no place for
parties and sects in Islam, as all Muslims are like one body, one Ummah,
in Islam. He said we must follow the path of the Companions of the
Prophet, may Allah be pleased with them, and the Pious Caliphs, may Allah
be pleased with them, in the light of the character and the tradition of
the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
He said Pakistan's founder, Qaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, had termed
Kashmir as Pakistan's jugular vein. It is a shame, he said, that the
current rulers of the country, instead of freeing Pakistan's jugular
vein from the clutches of the enemy, are instead gravely hurting the
freedom movement. He said the government has boasted that they will
construct dams for water storage and to generate much needed electricity
for the country, but what these dim-witted rulers do not realize is that
where will they get the water for these dams if they keep acting
irresponsibly on the Kashmir issue. The freedom of Kashmir from India's
illegal and brutal occupation, he said, is the first necessary step
towards Pakistan's development. He said although India had lodged
sedition cases against Syed Ali Gilani for raising the Pakistani flag
at public rallies, yet we assure him that we are prepared to give every
possible sacrifice for the freedom of Kashmir.
Speaking about Rahul Gandhi's recent boast about the role of the
Gandhi family in Pakistan's dismemberment, Hafiz Saeed said there is
absolutely no sense in maintaining diplomatic relations with India
anymore after Rahul Gandhi's admission, let alone extending a hand
of friendship towards India. He said apart form the external threats,
Pakistan faces a number of internal threats too, like the unrest in
Balochistan. He said Pakistanis must shun the sectarianism and tribalism
of being Punjabi, or Sindhi, or Pathan, and unite for an indestructible
defense of the country. He said the US threats to Iran are just a farce,
whereas the real threat remains for Pakistan and other Muslim nations.
Communism too, he said, had once been a great enemy of Islam, yet it
has been wiped off from the face of the earth. Capitalism too, he said,
will soon face the same fate, in'sha'Allah.
Hafiz Saeed said we would like to inform those who give a misguided and
wrong interpretation of the term, 'Jihad-e-Akbar', that the highest
form of Jihad is to give sacrifices on the battle fields. Unfortunately,
he said, some people are misguided about this term because the curricula
in our educational institutions does not highlight the magnificent
victories of Badr and Uhud (battles in the time of the Prophet,
salillah hu alaihi wasallam). He said we will go to every corner of the
earth to spread the glorious message of Islam. He urged all Muslim
nations to work together for the implementation of Islamic systems in
Muslim countries because the solution to all the problems faced by
Muslim nations, whether collectively, or individually, lie in the
implementation of Islamic systems, without any delay.
Prof. Hafiz Abd-ur-Rahman Makki, in his address to the gathering, said
the US, Israel, and India, are the three biggest enemies of Islam, and
they have laid a siege around Islamic nations. Muslim governments, on
the other hand, he said, instead of responding appropriately to this
challenge, seem to be, appallingly, in a state of panic. Islam, he said,
under such conditions, instructs Muslims to wage Jihad with guidance
from the Qur'an and the Sunnah. He said we invite Muslim nations to
break relations with non-Muslims and boycott all their institutions
and products, and prepare for Jihad against them, to break their
Maulana Ameer Hamza in his address said people are reverting to Islam in
droves after studying the Seerah (the life and tradition) of the Prophet,
salillah hu alaihi wasallam. He said the famous pop singer Michael
Jackson, as well as, many prominent Jews had reverted to Islam in recent
years. On the other hand, he said, it has been a full sixty years since
Pakistan gained independence, yet Islam has still not been implemented
in this country. He urged Pakistan's rulers to do so forthwith.
Hafiz Saifullah Mansoor in his speech to the gathering said, there is
absolutely no need to be afraid of the enemy. He said the Muslims had
taught them a lesson in the past and they need to be taught an
unforgettable lesson now too. He urged Muslim rulers to stand up to
these oppressors, and look them directly in the eye.
WAR News: Collected with comments by New Trend's Media Monitor
Five British Muslims, 4 of Pakistani origin, Sentenced to Life
The five men found guilty of conspiracy to cause explosions were led by
Omar Khyam, 25, from Crawley, west Sussex, described as the "head and
heart" of the plot. His co-conspirators were Waheed Mahmood, 35, and
Jawad Akbar, 23, both from Crawley; Anthony Garcia, 25, of Barkingside,
east London; and Salahuddin Amin, 32, of Luton. Shujah Mahmood, 20, from
Crawley, and Nabeel Hussain, 22, of Horley, Surrey, were cleared of
Along with repercussions in Pakistan, from British newspapers it appears
that Momin Khawaja is being connected to this case. Khawaja is in
prison in Ottawa, Canada.
The British media and the Blair regime see these verdicts as a victory
to justify the open season they have been carrying on to hunt British
Muslims. The media are not publishing what the defense had to say. The
main evidence is the stored fertilizer but this could have been planted
by the government. Were these young men really would-be-terrorists or
were they just talking "radical chic?" Life sentences for something
which never happened! It reeks of bigotry and hatred against Muslims.
U.S.-Pakistani Missiles Hit 2 Madrassas [Islamic schools]
In the night between April 26-27 missiles hit the village of Sayadgai
in North Waziristan, damaging two madrassas and a home. Four people
sleeping in the home were killed and 3 wounded. The Musharraf government
claimed that the villagers blew themselves up. The villagers say missiles
were used and they held a protest rally against the regime.
Attempt to kill Pakistani Interior Minister Fails
April 28, 2007: Charsadda, Near Peshawar: First reports indicate that a
martyrdom operator tried to approach Musharraf's Minister of the
Interior Aftab Sherpao at the conclusion of a Peoples Party public
gathering. The explosion killed 28 people and injured 30. Sherpao was
taken to hospital for treatment but the injuries were not serious and
he was released. His son was also injured. Among the dead were Sherpao's
Political Secretary and 3 Special Police.
Just about every politician in Pakistan condemned the attack, the loudest
being Jamaate Islami and MMA. No one has claimed responsibility. Overall
study of the Pakistani situation indicates that the things are getting
out of control of the major political forces, both the government and
the Islamic political parties.
Sherpao has been instrumental in the implementation of Musharraf's
policies, including torture of Islamists and the transfer of Islamic
radicals to the U.S. authorities.
During the last few years, Islamic public gatherings have been repeatedly
bombed, resulting in the the murder of Maulana Shamzai and the slaughter
of Ahlul Sunnah scholars. This is the first time that a gathering of the
Peoples Party and its outstanding leader Sherpao has been bombed.
Imran Khan has emphasized Pakistan's anti-Afghan policies as the cause.
He could be right. Sherpao was planning to leave for Kabul when the
attack took place.
Bannu: April 28: Local Taliban attacked a Pakistani police unit
killing 2 policemen. Bannu is a military town near the frontier.
April 30: Near the village of Syedgai [North Waziristan] which was
hit by missiles [see above] hidden gunmen attacked Pakistani troops. The
troops returned a hail of fire killing all 4 gunmen. One Pakistani
trooper was also killed.
IRAQ: Increasing Tempo of Guerrilla Warfare:
Attack on Karbala Misreported
May 1, 2007. U.S. media distributed a rumor that Al-Qaidah-in-Iraq leader
Abu Ayyub al-Masri had been killed. A nice disinformation touch was added
to the rumor: That al-Masri had been killed by a "Sunni group" which was
tired of his "atrocities." However, by the end of the day, the media were
taking their claim back. It appears that the story was put out by
al-Maliki's Interior Ministry which has done this twice before.
CNN reports that 104 U.S. troops were killed in Iraq during April,
bringing the official total to 3351. An American analyst has shown that
the U.S. losses might be much higher than what it is reporting. For
instance, in an al-Qaidah attack recently in Diyala province, the U.S.
said that 9 of its elite troops were killed. Al-Qaidah claimed 30 U.S.
were killed in the attack. The American analyst [a non-Muslim] accepts
the al-Qaidah account on the basis of eyewitness account.
Also, there was a big bombing in Karbala. This was reported by the U.S.
media as an attack on the shrines holy to Shi'ites. However, a close
reading of the U.S.'s own account indicates that the attack was on a
police post which was crowded at the time the martyrdom operator struck.
Casualties were heavy.
Massacre in Herat Province:
Indiscriminate Bombing by the U.S. Atrocity in Buti Kot
April 30, 2007: The U.S. announced that it had killed 136 Taliban in
Shindand area, in the western province of Herat. However, that day
and on May 1, Afghans came out to protest the bombing. Local officials
and finally the governor appointed by Karzai rejected the U.S. claim that
the dead were Taliban.
Local officials say that all the dead are civilians, mostly women and
children, who were at home when the U.S. began its bombing offensive.
It's not clear why the U.S. started bombing Shindand in the Herat
province. It's certainly NOT a province controlled by or supporting
April 29. In the Buti Kot area of Nangarhar province, U.S. troops
stormed into a village home and killed 6 people, including 2 women. A
little girl and a child were injured. The population of the surrounding
areas came to the village, and took the bodies in a protest demonstration
to the Jalalabad-Torkhum Highway. The people placed the bodies on the
highway and blocked it for a six hour long protest.
The U.S. atrocity might have been triggered by the killing of a U.S.
soldier in the area whose body was found hanging from a tree.
April 26-27 night: A Taliban unit captured the district of Geru in
Ghazni province. They killed Karzai's head of police and 4
policemen, burned down the official buildings, cut down the phone lines
and withdrew before the U.S. air force could intervene.
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