Jamada al-Thani 20, 1428/ July 5, 2007 #51
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for a letter from Islamabad, Pakistan. Very enlightening.
Islamabad: 10,000 Pakistani Troops Besiege Jamia Hafsa and Lal Masjid.
Massive Propaganda Blitz by Musharraf after Curfew &
Electricity/Water Cut off.
by our Pakistan Observer with New Trend's analysis.
After the heavy fighting on July 3, Musharraf brought in massive
reinforcements in the night before July 4 came in. The General blocked
all approach roads and then hit the Islamic women's university and the
mosque, Lal Masjid, supporting the women.
A stiff curfew was imposed on the entire area surrounding the Islamic
targets of the U.S.-backed regime. Pakistan army snipers shot and killed
8 ordinary citizens who had mistakenly come out after curfew. This series
of murders by the regime terrorized the population.
Water and electricity to the two facilities were cut off. Musharraf's
troops kept firing automatic weapons and tear gas shells into the school
injuring scores of young women and killing some of the young men
defending the mosque.
In this situation, the leadership of the masjid decided to let the young
women students call their families to come and pick them up. As the day
progressed about 350 young women students came out after announcements
by the military that they would not be harmed. Then the mosque
administration decided to let the younger male students too go. More
than a 100 of the male students came out of the mosque and were arrested
by Musharraf's men.
As the female students were leaving, Maulana Abdul Aziz, the fiery
khateeb of the mosque, came out to bid them farewell. He was grabbed by
Musharraf's men and taken away to a secret interrogation center.
The arrest of Maulana Abdul Aziz was a bonanza for Musharraf's propaganda
machine which claimed that Maulana Abdul Aziz had been arrested while
trying to flee wearing a burqa. The entire secularist media machine,
from Dawn to News International to Jang to
Frontier Post, then chimed in and published the government's
claim as if it was absolutely true . It appears that after arresting
him, the intelligence branch of Musharraf put a burqa around the Maulana
and took his photo. This photo is being distributed in the Pakistani
media: No one is asking, where did the camera man come from in such a
dramatic situation. Pakistanis are quite naive about psychological warfare.
After a while the more independent Urdu media, even Nawa-e-Waqt, got
disheartened enough to say that Maulana Abdul Aziz had actually tried
to flee in a burqa.
Meanwhile, the government smashed the walls of the Islamic school and kept
firing into the mosque, leading to scores of casualties. The mosque then
encouraged all the women and men who could not defend themselves, being
unarmed, to leave. Thus the majority of the students left.
This coming out of unarmed students was trumpeted by Musharraf as a
"surrender." Poor Nawa-e-Waqt [leading Pakistani newspaper]was
so impressed that it published the statement that the militant deputy
leader of the mosque, Abdur Rashid Ghazi, had also surrendered and
that the Principal of Jamia Hafsa, Sis. Umm Hasan, had also been arrested.
A pause in the propaganda jubilee came with a rude shock early on July 5.
Abdur Rashid Ghazi, the defiant number 2 leader of the mosque, was being
interviewed LIVE by GEO TV, an independent Pakistani TV channel. He
refuted point by point the claims of the government that he or anybody
else was surrendering or that Jamia Hafsa had given up its moral,
righteous stand against the government. Ghazi was still in the
school-mosque complex willing to resist the Pakistani juggernaut with
a few poorly armed men he has with him.
By the evening of July 5, AbdurG1 Rashid Ghazi was again interviewed by
Geo TV. He objected to the government propaganda painting him as a
"terrorist." Looks like he is facing overwhelming Pakistani military
force. It is clear that Pakistani military will not mind entering the
mosque by force. Looks like Ghazi has made his point. The regime is
determined to crush Islamic education for women if the education is
not controlled by the regime.
New Trend's analysis of the situation is as follows:
Jamia Hafsa and Lal Masjid represent the conscience and will of the
poverty stricken masses of Pakistan.
This Islamic complex of Jamia Hafsa supports the education and rights
It challenged the deep and limitless corruption which permeates
Musharraf's regime and the military-bureaucratic power structure
The young women interrupted Musharraf's destruction of small mosques
in the Islamabad area. The women insisted that the mosques be rebuilt.
They occupied a library to register their protest and wouldn't leave
till the regime accepted the legitimacy of their complaint.
The young women of Hafsa kept urging the regime to stop the degradation
of women. When the regime refused to listen, the Islamic women arrested
a procuress who was indulging in illegal and immoral acts under
Musharraf regime's protection.
The women went around preaching to video store owners not to display
and sell pornographic movies. One store owner was so moved that he put
the entire stock of his videos on the street and set them on fire.
Later still, the women then raided a massage parlor and arrested 9
Chinese women for providing sexual favors to Musharraf's officials.
All were soon released after a lot of preaching.
The U.S. and Pakistani secularists claimed that the activities of the
women would support a "Taliban" view of Pakistan. For them, the
immorality of General Musharraf's administration in fact means that
Pakistan is becoming "progressive" like America.
The Musharraf regime took military action because it saw that the moral
appeal of the women and the khutbas of Maulana Abdul Aziz were
steadily gaining support all over Pakistan. Musharraf was under heavy
Musharraf could not accept the fact that Islamabad might actually become
the city of Islam. Right in his stronghold, his dreams of turning
Pakistan into a poor copy of America were beginning to crumble.
He hesitated for a while because he knew that the women of Jamia Hafsa
and the men of Lal Masjid, THOUGH DEFENSELESS, would not give in under
threat of military action. He would have to take them out by force and
this could ignite Islamic resistance in Pakistan.
Musharraf decided to attack when his intelligence agencies found out
two facts: The Lal Masjid people were VERY POORLY ARMED, and only about
50 of them had real weapons, all small arms. Secondly that other
Islamic groups would issue critical statements and perhaps demonstrate
in the streets but would not dare to fight the army.
The only risk to Musharraf's naked use of military force comes from
the Taliban in the tribal areas. Blood has already flowed there and
probably more will come as a result of the tragedy in Islamabad.
This is a turning point in Pakistan's history: The military regime
decided to use military force against a women's Islamic university and
a mosque located right in the heart of Pakistan's capital. The people
of Pakistan watched in agony as the army humiliated and crushed an
Islamic group whose defiance of the regime was based on the Islamic
spirit which is the raison d' etre of Pakistan's existence. It
was 10,000 Pakistani troops against 100 Islamic resisters. Guess who won?
Jamaat al-Muslimen News, P.O. Box 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234
Rally for Mumia Jamal in Philadelphia:
Jamaat Calls for Unity Against Oppression
July 4, 2007: On behalf of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Nadrat Siddique addressed
a protest rally in support of Mumia Jamal. Scores of activists from a
variety of groups attended the rally. Siddique said that the Islamic
movement stands against oppression and calls for the release of
Mumia Jamal as well as Islamic political prisoners like Imam Jamil
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar
Passionate speeches of support for Mumia were made by the children of
the Africa family who survived the police operation which destroyed
the MOVE house in Philadelphia years back.
Brochures prepared by the Jamaat calling for the boycott of businesses
which support Israel were distributed during the rally and the
march which followed. Among those boycotted is STARBUCKS, a company
which exploits both Muslims and non-Muslims and supports the terrorist
entity known as Israel. The brochures were given to 50 people and
were well received.
[Starbucks exploits producers in Ethiopia and Rwanda.]
Passing of the Imam who led funeral prayers for
Malcolm X [El Hajj Malik Shabazz]
by Bilal Sunni Ali, Atlanta, Georgia
Asalamu alaikum. Inna lillahe wa inna alaihi rajeun. We come
from Allah and unto Allah is our return.
We got news on Monday, July 2, That our Islamic family's first Imam,
Sheikh Hesham Jabbar, passed away. The Salatul-Janaza was
Tuesday at 10:00 AM. At Dar Islam, 602-612 Salem Avenue, Elizabeth ,
The Sheikh was the National Imam of the "Addeynu Allahu" -
Universal Arabic Association, Inc. at the time of the martyrdom of
El Hajj Malik Shabazz and is the one who lead salatul janaza for
our martyred shahid Hajj Malik.
The sheik recently authored a book entitled:
The Final Chapter. I buried Malcolm (El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz)
which brilliantly and Islamically uncovers the many ideological arguments
under which others have attempted to bury Malcolm. Published by
NEW MIND PRODUCTIONS, Inc., P.O BOX 5185 Jersey City, NJ 07305
Br. Bilal is a famous Islamic activist and media man organizing protests
against the imprisonment of Imam Jamil al-Amin. We are honored to
receive this from him.
Letter: Re: Bush, Hooper and Dajjal
It is true that Dajjal has enveloped the whole world. In Uganda, our
"Mufti" has sold two mosques to the government functionaries,
including Masjid Noor where we used to sell New Trend and New Trend
books. Three other plots in the district business of Kampala have
been sold to the Kuffar. Muslims have demand for his resignation but
the Government is backing him and he a regular visitor to the
Interreligious Council funded by USAID where Muslims are not represented.
I am distributing Bush & Hooper to the Muslims in Uganda who do not
Not a sectarian Conflict but U.S. Occupation-Israel-Iran Working Together
by Husayn Al-Kurdi
In the late 1940s, there was a cave at Samara. When my father visited it,
they had a horse waiting to take the Hidden Imam out! I may even have a
picture of this somewhere in the family archives, and will try to locate
it when I go to where they are in December.
Different versions of Islam have to co-exist, and often have for long
periods. Maraboutism, Wahhabi'ism, Sufi schools, the Major Schools of
Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh) and a wide variety of other doctrines have
proliferated within (and some out of) Islam. This is only to be expected
from the religion which prioritizes learning, respects science and is an
avid seeker of knowledge from all sources. The ancestors of Shi'i and
Sunni (the latter in a more figurative sense) started out as the closest
of fighting comrades in Muhammad's original army. The Prophet always
enjoined Unity as a divine principle and a moral imperative. That is
the mandate which Muslims have inherited, the imperative which re-appears
today in Iraq. The problem is essentially politico-religious and not a
matter of religious doctrine or a subject for sectarian wrangling.
The Iraqi Resistance and the Ba'ath Party have both condemned the
bombings of the Samara mosque and other Shi'ite places of worship.
It is most assuredly the Occupation Forces and elements working in
collaboration with them who are behind those atrocities. The Resistance,
the Ba'ath Party and Al-Shaheed Mujahid President Saddam Hussein
have all denounced the sectarian violence, urged national unity and a
concentration of effort on the essence of Jihad in Iraq, which consists
of the removal of the Occupation and its collaborators and those who
have participated in the destruction and spoliation of that land,
sacred to Islam and the Arab Nation alike.
The Resistance itself consists of scores of groups and parties of a
wide variety of ideological inclinations and political backgrounds.
It includes Shiites, Sunnis, Sufis, Kurds, Christians and non-believers,
all of whose rights and contributions to the cause are respected and
noted. Shi'ites, along with Sunnis, Christians and all others in Iraq
have a choice to make: betray Iraq to its historical enemies the
Jews/Bankers and the USA/UK Crusader Imperialists who wish it nothing
but harm OR participate in the definitive defeat of the Occupation
forces and restore Iraq to the dignity and prosperity it was on the
path to enjoying before they launched four wars of aggression whose
strategic aim, proclaimed repeatedly by Jewish pundits and their
American imitators, is the reduction and desolation and division of
that ancient land.
I count the four wars as follows: Iran-Iraq 1980-1988 with some million
or so killed; 1991 Desert Storm which directly massacred tens of
thousands and broke most of the phony Geneva Convention rules of
warfare, including the release of massive amounts of deadly depleted
uranium which will be killing people and producing dead and deformed
babies for centuries to come; The Sanctions regime of 1991-2003,
accompanied by a variety of military assaults, subversions, crop
destruction and livestock poisonings, whose direct results were at
least a million Iraqi dead between 1991 and 2003; and the 2003
Invasion and subsequent Occupation.
The problem with the Persians is not Shi'ism as such: it is the ancient
treachery of the Persians towards the Arabs, re-ignited by a corrupt
and reactionary sectarian clergy seeking to impose itself in an
unseemly manner on the congregation of believers in the Iranian
mosques. Persian imperialism is still alive, including the idea that
they have some right to rule Iraq! They have repeatedly jumped into
the Devil's Bed: the War against Iraq which Khomeini fanatically
pursued; the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s during which the Jewish
state acted as a broker to keep that war going; and the present role
of fomenting sectarian violence in Iraq in hopes of realizing its
hegemonic ambition. The backdoor cooperation between Iran and the
Jewish Entity is a longstanding and ancient one. We all await the
imminent publication and release of Jeff Archer's one-of-a-kind
(i.e. TRUTHFUL) book which will cover Iraq's recent history as no
other single source possibly could!
Sincerely, Yours for the liberation of the oppressed, Husayn Faraj
Urgent Action Alert:
Guantanamo Prisoner At Risk of Transfer by US to Torture in Libya
Help Prevent Libyan Guantanamo Detainee Abdul Ra'ouf Al Qassim from
Being Sent to Torture; Tell U.S. to Send Him Home to His Family
Abdul Ra'ouf Al Qassim is a Libyan who has been imprisoned by the U.S.
government in Guantanamo Bay for more than five years. He is now in
imminent danger of being transferred by the U.S. government to Libya,
a country which the United States has identified as a state sponsor
of terrorism and which the U.S. government, international institutions
and independent human rights organizations have all criticized for
its brutal treatment of prisoners. Because of Abdul Ra'ouf's status
as a former Guantanamo detainee – and the U.S. government's false and
unsubstantiated allegations that he was associated with a group hostile
to Libya's dictatorial leader – he is at grave risk of indefinite
detention, torture and death if forcibly returned to Libya.
In December 2006, and again in February 2007, the U.S. government publicly
declared its intention to transfer Abdul Ra'ouf to Libya, notwithstanding
his fears of severe persecution if he were forcibly returned. Legal
action by his lawyers at the Center for Constitutional Rights delayed
his transfer initially. However, in May 2007 the U.S. Supreme Court
refused to intervene in Abdul Ra'ouf's case and prevent the U.S.
government from transferring him from Guantanamo to Libya – regardless
of the indisputable risk of persecution he would face in his home
country. By refusing to intervene in his case, the courts have
effectively left Abdul Ra'ouf's life an! d safety entirely in the
hands of President Bush.
There is another option for Abdul Ra'ouf. He is married to an Afghan
citizen with whom he has an Afghan citizen daughter. He is therefore
legally eligible for Afghan citizenship, and his family has expressed
their strong desire for him to return home to Afghanistan to live with
them in safety.
Abdul Ra'ouf indisputably would be at grave risk if returned to Libya,
but the Bush administration has refused to reconsider its decision to
hand him over to the brutal regime of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi. The U.S.
government must immediately and unequivocally commit not to send Abdul
Ra'ouf to Libya. His forcible transfer there would violate domestic
and international law, and everything that the United States claims
to stand for in upholding human rights.
Background on Abdul Ra'ouf Al Qassim
Abdul Ra'ouf was conscripted into the Libyan Army when he was about 18
years old. He deserted because he began to experience psychiatric
problems that made it difficult for him to be in groups of people.
After leaving the army, Abdul Ra'ouf fled Libya for fear of persecution
because he was an observant Muslim and knew that men were persecuted by
the Qadhafi government for wearing long beards and practicing
During the next ten years, Abdul Ra'ouf lived abroad as a refugee to
avoid being returned to Libya. He survived on the charity and generosity
of those who offered him places to stay. In 2000, he married an Afghan
woman and settled in the Afghan capital of Kabul before the U.S.
bombardment began in October 2001. Abdul Ra'ouf fled with his pregnant
wife to seek refuge in Pakistan. They now have a daughter who is also
an Afghan citizen.
Soon after the family arrived in Pakistan, however, Abdul Ra'ouf fell
victim to the chaos of the war in Afghanistan. At the time, the
U.S. military offered large sums of money – $5,000 or more –
to anyone who handed over alleged "terrorists. " The United States
blanketed Afghanistan and Pakistan with leaflets promising "wealth
and power beyond your dreams" or "enough money to take care of
your family, your village, your tribe for the rest of your life."
Abdul Ra'ouf was living with his wife and young daughter in Pakistan
when he was turned over to military authorities, likely for a sizable
bounty. He was later brought to Guantanamo, where he has been detained
for more than five years without charge or trial.
Since he has been imprisoned in Guantanamo, the U.S. government has
claimed that Abdul Ra'ouf is associated with the Libyan Islamic
Fighting Group (LIFG), a group opposed to the Qadhafi regime. Abdul
Ra'ouf's only tenuous link with the group is that some of the men in
one of the houses at which he stayed in Pakistan were accused of being
LIFG members. Though he has no connection with this group, the mere
allegation of his association with LIFG virtually guarantees that he
will be severely persecuted if forcibly returned to Libya. Suspected
political opponents of the Qadhafi regime face brutal repression by
Libyan authorities; the LIFG is one of the Libyan government's most
The Qadhafi Regime's Abuse of Political Prisoners
Libya is a modern-day authoritarian regime governed by Qadhafi's fierce
and unchallenged authority. Since assuming control in a 1969 military
coup, the Qadhafi dictatorship has maintained power through severe
repression of any political dissent, using methods that include
routine torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, and extrajudicial
killings. The rule of law in Libya is nonexistent in any meaningful
sense, and independent human rights monitoring entities are flatly
prohibited by the government.
Political prisoners are particularly vulnerable to torture and abuse
during their imprisonment. According to a 2006 U.S. State Department
report, "security personnel routinely tortured prisoners during
interrogation or as punishment," including through "chaining prisoners
to a wall for hours, clubbing, applying electric shock, applying
corkscrews to the back, pouring lemon juice in open wounds, breaking
fingers and allowing the joints to heal without medical care,
suffocating with plastic bags, prolonged deprivation of sleep,
food and water, hanging by the wrists, suspension from a pole
inserted between the knees and elbows, cigarette burns, threats
of dog attacks, and beatings on the soles of the feet."
In a recent hearing in the United Kingdom, the British government sought
to return two men to Libya after receiving diplomatic assurances from
Colonel Qadhafi's son that they would not be mistreated. The British
official who negotiated the agreement with the Libyan government
acknowledged that the individuals to be returned would be at grave
risk of persecution.
The U.S. government has not shown the same respect for the law. The
United States has instead relied on patently unreliable diplomatic
assurances to transfer people to countries with notorious human rights
records. Notably, in December 2006 the U.S. military returned another
Guantanamo detainee to Libya against his will. He is the only Libyan
citizen that the United States has transferred to the Qadhafi regime;
and he was transferred despite his urgent protests to officials at
Guantanamo that he would be subjected to torture or worse if forcibly
returned. According to one unclassified account, this man was
reportedly interviewed by Libyan officials in Guantanamo who threatened
to torture and perhaps kill him. As with Abdul Ra'ouf, the U.S.
government alleged that this man was associated with the LIFG, despite
his repeated denials. This man is currently imprisoned in Libya, despite
public statements that the Libyan government had no interest in
imprisoning him. Because there is no independent monitoring mechanism
within Libya and human rights organizations are outlawed by the
government, little is known about his current situation except that
he is currently detained. It is feared that he has been subjected to
torture and abuse.
Abdul Ra'ouf Al Qassim Needs Immediate Protection:
The United States Must Not Send Him to Be Tortured or Killed
Abdul Ra'ouf Al Qassim has repeatedly and unambiguously expressed his
strong fear of torture and persecution to his lawyers, the Red Cross,
his interrogators and other military officials. When he told officials
about his fear of returning to Libya and his need for asylum in a third
country, they essentially ignored him or told him they didn't know how
he! could get help. Abdul Ra'ouf's fears are undoubtedly warranted.
The military's own statement on February 20, 2007 regarding its intent
to transfer him to Libya underscores his vulnerability:
"[Abdul Ra'ouf] will be transferred to the control of his home government
for continued detention, investigation, and/or prosecution as that
country deems appropriate..."
The United States must not condemn another man to torture – or worse –
at the hands of the Libyan authorities. The United States must instead
work to facilitate his transfer to Afghanistan, the country in which
his wife and daughter reside.
Contact U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
urge her not to send Abdul Ra'ouf Al Qassim to Libya where he is likely
to face persecution.
urge her to arrange for his safe transfer to his family in Afghanistan.
Email her now by using this form: http://contact- us.state. gov/cgi-bin/
state! .cfg/php /enduser/std_ alp.php
Or contact the State Department at 202-647-4000 or by mail:
U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington DC 20520.
Letter from Islamabad
Is Pervaiz Lord Mountbatten?
Anwar Ul Haque, MD
The Rangers fired upon Lal Masjid frequently and killed several people
by firing on their foreheads. This included one insane person who was
wandering aimlessly with no shoes. Instead of firing on their feet,
the brave soldiers hit their forehead instantly killing these people
who have no arms and ammunition. Who has given them this right This
reminds us of the ruthless colonial rulers! Certainly anyone who kills
an innocent Muslim will remain in hell forever. We are sure that
inshallah all those responsible will be severely punished one day.
Pakistan's military dictator, who came in power with help of CIA, is
acting as Lord Mountbatten. He thinks that Pakistanis are his subjects
upon whom he can rule the way he wants. His clan of extremely corrupt
and incompetent ministers, advisors and Qadyani and allied mafia feel
that they are the genuine heirs of British colonists.
Instead of serving people of Pakistan, Pervaizi clan is acting as the
most obedient dogs for their foreign masters. Not surprisingly
Washington Times cartoonist depicted Pervaiz as dog with chains of
Zionism around his neck. Pervaiz did not mind the cartoon and perhaps
felt a bit elated.
But certainly this is not the case with a good number of high character
and conscience Pakistanis. Each and every move of Pervaizi clan makes
them stronger and more determined in their resolve to topple him and
his clan and all those who support him.
Today's actions will start a new chapter inshallah in the history of
Islamabad. Already today Miran Shah and Swat had seen two so called
suicide attacks which determined people consider Shahadah attacks as
they are not depressed and are looking forward to better life in the
Hereafter. It is quite certain that Pervaizi clan will spend all
their remaining life in utmost fear and anxiety and so are their
families. No minister, no secretary, no hotel, no picnic place and
no bureaucrat office will feel safe as Pakistan is drifting towards
becoming another Iraq and another Afghanistan!..
Listening to the ladies who came out Hafsah Madrisa, it was very clear
that even the ladies in these Madrasah etc. are determined and looking
forward for Shahadah. Some even claimed that the Prophet (PBUH) came in
their dreams and supported them and praised their efforts.
The lines are now clearly visible between the International Terrorists
i.e. Bush, Brown, Ohlmert, Puttin, Singh and their puppets on one side
and the determined Mujahideen on the other side. As the latter are not
afraid of death and are greater than life itself, it is obvious that
these will be ultimately victorious.
The most stupid and idiotic action of today which coincides with
Independence day of USA (Another independence day of a slave country!!!!)
will start a new chapter in the history inshallah and this chapter will
have very bad message for all the global terrorists. Islam and Jihad
are the most efficient remedy of terrorism, the chapter will show. The
hypothesis described in this article is based on very close observation
of the history and knowing their faith and determination.
Pakistani people will NOT tolerate any colonial army with black and
brown rulers. They want to see it a truly Islamic army. No Ayoub Khan,
No Yahya Khan, No Zia, No Pervaiz will be accepted and those who are
making deals and affairs with military dictators will soon be kicked
on their buttocks and crushed under shoes.
(Dr. Anwar Ul Haque, is a medical specialist with high training in USA.
He has deep interest in international affairs. His motto is "Truth is
the sweetest thing though it may taste a little bitter at times")
Postal Address; 116, F 11/ 3 Islamabad 44000
2007-07-05 Thu 19:17:41 cdt