Jamada al-Awwal 3, 1428/ May 20, 2007 #39
Honoring Two Very Special People.
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
: Award for Educational Theory and Unique Distinction in Mathematics
May 19, 2007. The National Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen gave a plaque to
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Lincoln
University, in recognition of his contributions to educational theory
related to the pedagogy of the oppressed and his unique distinction in
the field of Mathematics.
Sis. Karen English:
Award for Outstanding Commitment and Contributions to the Islamic Cause
May 19, 2007: The National Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen awarded
Sis. Karen English, from Los Angeles, California for her outstanding
achievements related to Islam and the cause of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
Sis. Karen is the director of the Campaign to Boycott businesses which
support Israel. Recently she visited the ancient city of Timbuktu in
West Africa, one of the oldest Islamic cities in Africa. She is the
author of numerous books for children.
Resolutions passed by National Shoora
Masjid al-Aqsa's Liberation From the Terrorist Entity.
["Israel"] Unites the Muslims of America:
Attack on Masjid in India Condemned: Impeach Bush: Put them all on Trial
The National Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, which met in Greensboro,
North Carolina, unanimously passed the following Resolutions:
1. Masjid al-Aqsa in Occupied Al-Quds [Jerusalem] is facing serious
attempts by the Zionist terrorist entity known as "Israel." to undermine
and demolish it. The Muslims of America are deeply disturbed by this
Zionist activity and urge all Muslims to unite and put an end to the
Zionist plan to demolish the third holiest mosque of Islam.
2. We condemn the attack on a historic mosque in Hyderabad, India, by
Hindu extremists. The government of India must safeguard the rights of
the very large Muslim population of India which has been under steady
attack by Hindu extremists who were responsible for the demolition of
3. IRAQ: U.S. troops must be withdrawn forthwith. Delays in the process
of withdrawal will not lead to any positive outcome and will only
increase the suffering of the Iraqi people as well as the losses of
U.S. troops. We hail the anti-war movement and the efforts of people
like Cindy Sheehan which have made it clear that the American people
want withdrawal of forces from Iraq.
3a. British Prime Minister Blair's rule is ending in disgrace. We hail
the British people for being anti-war and urge Britain to stop
persecuting the Muslims of Britain.
4. IRAN: The continuing formulations of plots by the U.S. to carry out
a strike on Iran are a threat to world peace, do not have the support
of the American people and should be abandoned.
5. LEBANON: We hail the resistance which defeated the Israeli attempts
to invade Lebanon. The Zionist entity ["Israel"] must indemnify Lebanon
for the damage it inflicted.
6. SUDAN and SOMALIA: All foreign interference must stop.
7. PALESTINE: We urge the factions to stop their fratricidal conflict.
Their energies should be directed against Israeli occupation.
Palestinian authority cannot function as long as occupation continues.
8. We hail the efforts of Americans who even in the darkest days of the
Bush Administration did not waver from the path of justice and truth.
Such people, though unusual, are the saving grace of America. Among
Ron Paul [Republican from Texas]
Congressman Melvin Watt [North Carolina]
Cynthia McKinney [Georgia]
Charles Barron [New York City Council]
Jimmy Carter [on Palestine]
Al Gore [on the environment]
9. Impeach Bush. The entire Bush administration should be put on trial
for crimes against humanity. We hail the efforts of Ramsey Clark who
initiated the "Impeach Bush" movement.
10. We support immigration from Mexico, Central America and Haiti.
America does not belong to any one race. It belongs to Allah and should
be open to the oppressed people of the world.
11. Release Imam Jamil and Prof. Sami al-Arian. The bottom has dropped
out of their cases and further imprisonment is nothing but injustice.
12. American TV and various businesses on the worldwide web are
systematically underming family values by disseminating homosexuality,
lesbianism, fornication and adultery. We urge American Muslims and
Americans in general to oppose and defeat these tendencies.
13. America is facing serious exploitation and oppression of women.
Crimes against women have increased exponentially. We condemn all
attempts to objectify, degrade and harm women.
Khutba to 500 plus people
Be Youth Leadership Oriented to Shun the Inroads of "American Islam"
Authentic Islam must be futuristic & Victory Oriented, not Assimilative
May 18, 2007: Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba at the Islamic
Center of the Triad in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Center is
flourishing under the leadership of Imam Badi Ali and a team of people
who are helping. A large Sudanese community has settled in Greensboro,
in addition to Somalis, Palestinians, other Arabs and a sprinkling of
Indo-Pakistanis and African-Americans. The khutba was very well received.
Main points of the khutba:
Text: "By the declining day. Surely mankind is in loss except those who
have faith and do good deeds, who teach the Truth and who persevere
together [in the struggle.]. [The Qur'an ]
Authentic Islam is based on the Qur'an and the Hadith and not on the
opinion of people.
Islam is strictly futuristic and victory oriented, not submissive or
Our young people are our future. We must teach them the real Islam, of
Muhammad, pbuh, not the "American Islam" the oppressors have devised.
Our young people must be brought into the center and to the front of the
Under the leadership of Muhammad, pbuh, youth were in the forefront of
the Islamic struggle.
Look at the example of Ali, r.a., when he was 12 and the example of
'Ayesha, r.a., when she was 14.
Many of the narrators of Hadith were very young: Abdullah ibn Abbas,
r.a., Abdullah ibn Umar, r.a., Abdullah ibn Zubair, r.a., etc.
We need young people who can look the oppressors in the eye and not be
The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, in one of his last commands, ordered that
the army be sent out under the command of a very young Muslim, Osama,
r.a. We must understand the wisdom of this command.
We must educate our women so that they can be like the mothers of the
Taliban and the Palestinians who want their children to go forth against
the oppressors and exploiters. Paradise is under the feet of those
mothers who want their children to stand up for Islam. If our mothers
are not active in Islamic work, we don't have a chance of having a future
generation which puts Islam ABOVE Dunya.
We must change our attitudes towards children and women.
We must encourage marriage among our young people, to be based on TAQWA,
not nationality or race.
Leaders of Indian Muslim Diaspora Condemn the Bomb Explosion
at the Historic Mecca Mosque in Hyderabad, India.
EXCERPTS FROM THE STATEMENT
May 18, 2007
Leaders of the Muslim diaspora living in the United states have condemned
the bomb blast at the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India as a
heinous and cowardly crime. The terrorist explosion killed many
worshippers engaged in the Friday prayers. Friday is the Muslim sabbath
and the historic mosque was full of worshippers. Many of the victims
are children. Many more people were killed when the police fired on
the worshipers who rushed out of the mosque in panic and anger.
The leaders urged a high-level investigation to bring the perpetrators
of the bomb blast to justice. They demanded that the investigation also
look into the police firing on the panicked and angry Muslim worshippers
as well as into the unusual absence of the police force at the Mosque
before the Friday prayers. Those law-enforcement officials who are
responsible for first withdrawing the police security force from the
mosque before the explosion and later for ordering the police to fire
upon unarmed worshipers must be punished. It is a known fact that the
police is heavily infiltrated by the Hindutva-fascist sympathizers. The
government must give all minorities proportional representation in the
police force to ensure police neutrality and integrity, the leaders
The diaspora leaders congratulated all Indians, especially the Muslim
community for showing tremendous restraint.
They condemned the self-declared experts of the Hindutva camp who rushed
to declare that the explosions were either planned by Pakistan or by
Muslim extremist groups. "The rush to exonerate Hindu extremist groups
such as Bajrang Dal who were implicated in similar terrorist attacks on
mosques in the recent past with an intention to fan communal hatred is
deplorable," the statement read. The leadership expressed disappointment
that some in the media have bought into the Hindutva propaganda that
Muslims themselves have staged the attack, and are turning a blind eye
to the home-grown terrorism of Hindutva groups.
These leaders have asked the Treasury department and the law-enforcement
agencies to look into the fund-raising and other nefarious activities of
the Hindutva fronts in the US.
The statement also reminded that in the aftermath of Babri Masjid
demolition more than 2000 Muslims were massacred in Bombay and other
cities of India in 1992 by the Hindutva mobs. Ten years later more than
2000 Muslims were massacred in a well-planned pogrom with the help of
the State machinery in the Hindutva-ruled state of Gujarat. The massacres,
rapes and ethnic cleansing were documented by Human Rights Watch and
Amnesty International along with other human rights groups.
Hindutva is a fascist movement that was founded in 1920's on the model
of Mussolini's Fascist Party and later adopted Hitler's model of
Final Solution for its genocidal policies against the Muslim and
Christian minorities of India. Hindutva movement operates many fronts
and has spread its tentacles world wide. Some of the Hindutva
activities in the US can be researched on the websites
Shaik Ubaid, MD
(516) 567- 0783
Dr. Shaik Ubaid, New York Founder President, Indian Muslim Alert Network,
National Coordinator Coalition Against Genocide
Kaleem Kawaja,Washington DC, President, Association of Indian Muslims of
Saeed Patel, New Jersey National Coordinator, Non Resident Indians for
a Secular and Harmonious India
Habeeb Ahmed, New York East Coast Representative, Indian Muslim Relief
Dr. Syed Sohail Ahmed, IL Islamic Medical Association of North America,
Dr. Waheeduddin Ahmed, Milwaukee, Former President, Islamic Society of
Syed Azmathullah Quadri, Chicago, Former President, Muslim Community
Marine says urinated on dead Iraqi at Haditha
By Marty Graham
05/10/07 "Reuters" -- - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., May 9 (Reuters) -
Angered that a beloved member of his squad had been killed in an
explosion, a U.S. Marine urinated on one of the 24 dead Iraqi
civilians killed by his unit in Haditha, the Marine testified on
Sgt. Sanick Dela Cruz, who has immunity from prosecution after murder
charges against him were dismissed, also said he watched his squad
leader shoot down five Iraqi civilians who were trying to surrender.
In dramatic testimony in a pretrial hearing for one of the seven
Marines charged in the Nov. 2005 Haditha killings and alleged cover-up,
Dela Cruz described his bitterness after a roadside bomb ripped
Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, known as T.J., into two bloody pieces.
"I know it was a bad thing what I've done, but I done it because I was
angry T.J. was dead and I pissed on one Iraqi's head," said an
unemotional Dela Cruz in a military courtroom in Camp Pendleton,
north of San Diego, California.
Dela Cruz also said he watched squad leader Sgt. Frank Wuterich shoot
five men whose hands were tied up near a car. Dela Cruz said he also
shot the five men as they laid on the ground.
Wuterich "walked to me and told me that if anybody asked, they were
running away and the Iraqi Army shot them," Dela Cruz testified.
Three Marines have been charged with murder, and four officers have
been charged with dereliction of duty and obstructing the investigation.
Prosecutors contend the killings were revenge for Terrazas' death,
while the Marines charged say it was a clearing operation, conducted
under lawful orders, that had disastrous results.
Squad leader Wuterich's lawyer later called Dela Cruz's testimony false.
"It's about the fourth or fifth version of events we've heard from
Sgt. Dela Cruz. It's false, of course," Neal Puckett said in an e-mail.
"It's just so sad that he is being required to testify against his
fellow Marine NCO in order to guarantee his freedom. He's a victim, too."
ASKED TO LIE
The Marine Corps initially reported the deaths as a result of the bombing
and a firefight with insurgents. Reporting by Time magazine in January
2006 later prompted the Marine Corps to investigate the killings.
Dela Cruz said he was asked four times to lie about what happened in
Haditha, although no one asked him about the killings for a time.
A Chicago native, Dela Cruz saw intense action in his first Iraq tour
of duty in 2004. A Marine Corps News article once featured him as one
of the unsung heroes of the Iraq war.
Wednesday's hearing focused on Capt. Randy Stone, who served as the
legal advisor for the Kilo Company. Stone, 34, is charged with
violating an order and two counts of dereliction of duty in connection
with the killings.
On Nov. 19, a convoy of Marines from the Kilo Company was traveling
through the town of Haditha when a roadside bomb detonated, killing
Terrazas and injuring two others. Surviving Marines stopped a car and
shot its five occupants, then swept through two houses, killing the
According to testimony, the five men in the vehicle were the first of
the 24 victims. Dela Cruz said that after he helped Wuterich shoot
the men, he went in one direction with Iraqi soldiers while Wuterich
went in another direction.
Another Marine, Sgt. Albert Espinosa, testified on Wednesday that he
pressed for an investigation of the killings almost immediately after
it occurred in November 2005.
He testified Wednesday that he was frustrated by the apparent
indifference of his commanding officers. "We deserve an answer to
what happened and wasn't happy with the answers I was getting," 1st
Sgt. Albert Espinosa testified.
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