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Rajab 7, 1428/ July 22, 2007 #57
July 22: New Trend congratulates the Muslims of Turkey for
their overwhelming election victory over the secularists.
The King David Hotel Bombing-Min al-Erhabi ?
(Who's the Terrorist)
By Nadrat Siddique
July 22 marks the anniversary of the 1946 bombing of the King
David Hotel in Palestine by the Zionist Irgun organization.
Palestine was then a British mandate, and the headquarters of
the British Secretariat were located in the hotel. Ninety-one
people were killed in the bombing. Forty-five more were wounded.
Irgun's leadership claimed responsibility. Chaim Weizman, then
President of the World Zionist Organization and soon to be first
president of Israel, cried when he learnt of the bombing, saying
he couldn't help but be very proud for "our boys." (Crossman,
A Nation Reborn, The Israel of Weizmann, Bevin and
The lead terrorist was an Israeli named Menachem Begin. Begin
was commander of the Irgun at the time of the attack. Irgun's
stated philosophy was that "political violence and terrorism"
were "legitimate tools in the Jewish national struggle for the
Land of Israel." (Perliger and Weinberg, Jewish Self Defense
and Terrorist Groups Prior to the Establishment of the State of
Israel: Roots and Traditions, Vol. 4, No. 3)
Indeed Irgun's actions were congruous with its philosophy.
According to author James Gelvin, "Irgun perpetrated some of
the most appalling terrorist atrocities committed in modern
Palestine," including a campaign of bombings in Arab markets
in 1937. From 1936 – 1939, Irgun carried out at least 60 attacks
against Palestinian Arabs. In 1948 the organization carried out
the Deir Yassin massacre, in which more than 250 Palestinian
villagers were slaughtered (The Israel-Palestine Conflict,
Cambridge University Press).
Begin went on to become Israeli Prime Minister in 1977,
overseeing the bombing of Iraq's Osirak reactor in 1981 (while
keeping Israel's nuclear weapons, developed around 1967, a
well-guarded secret), and the invasion of Lebanon and
Sabra-Shatilla Massacre in 1982. He won the Nobel Peace Prize
My American friends tell me that Israel is a bastion of
democracy-indeed the only democracy-in the Middle East," and
that Palestinians are terrorists. I laugh. And laugh.
"Islamophobia?" You Got to be Kidding!
Why is Islam Spreading in America?
Why is Islam not Spreading Fast Enough? Here is Why.
by Kaukab Siddique
VISUALS and FACTS which none can deny:
Muslim women in headcovers at airport security? Surprise
Muslim woman in full hijab and niqab going
through airport security!
Muslim men with big Arab dresses seen as celebrities by the man
in the street.
A steady stream of people entering the family of Islam. Entire
areas in Philadelphia have rejected the U.S. way of life and
Not one fatality after almost six years of daily Zionist
propaganda on the media against Islam and Muslims.
Vast conspiracy theories on TV against Muslims leading to ZERO
Vandalism of mosques in America is less than 1% of our more than
Vandalism usually occurs where filthy rich Muslims build
multi-million dollar mosques in areas where they have done
There is more vandalism of churches than of mosques. It's a
phenomenon of alienation which is widespread in America
The Zionist propaganda blitz against Islam is the biggest
failure of International Jewry in our times and signals the
coming backlash against Israel and the Jewish hand behind the
war on Iraq and the occupation of Palestine.
There is no such thing as "Islamophobia" in America. A few nuts,
crazies and red necks can sometimes indulge in acts of hate. By
no stretch of the imagination can these acts be seen as a
nationwide wave of Islamophobia. This terminology comes from
upper class "meet-me-in-the Hilton/Sheraton" type of
pro-government groups such as CAIR, MPAC, MAS, etc. These people
live in a world of their own cut off from America's 7 to 9
million Muslims and from American masses in general. They react
to the stupidities of Steve Emerson, Gaffney, etc., as if these
low-lifes can stop the flow of Islam. Ibn Warraq, Spencer, Asra
Nomani, Irshad Manji can stop Islam? How many Americans know
about these haters?
USA is a nation of 300 million plus people, including 12 million
"illegals." Why would they be against Islam? Islam is the
greatest spiritual power in the world today. The Qur'an is the
greatest book of our times; the example of the Prophet, pbuh,
affects the lives of 1.8 billion people around the world 24
hours a day. [What do the Zionists have to offer which could
counter the Qur'an and the Hadith? NOTHING.]
Bootlicker groups like CAIR, MPAC, MAS do not realize that USA
is a failed state. The American people are sick and tired of
the fraud, lies and exploitation which target them on a
daily basis. Notice how difficult it is for U.S. politicians to
get people to vote for them? Most people don't vote. They know
that the system does not belong to the people. The American
vote is the most expensive in the world. Candidates don't get
any votes if they don't spend millions of dollars.
CAIR etc do serious harm to the cause of Islam. When an
incident takes place, CAIR publicizes it on a national level as
if it is a widespread problem. In just about all cases, the
governmental authorities rush to help CAIR etc solve the
problem. Thus CAIR etc give American Muslims the impression
that the Bush administration is the friend of the Muslims.
This can be described as REVERSE DA'WAH. CAIR etc are spreading
the tentacles of the Bush admin into the Muslim communities.
WHAT is the REALITY of America? Muslims are being victimized by
the Bush administration not by the American people. Here CAIR,
MPAC, MAS keep strictly silent about the most high profile
cases. A shameful silence from these bootlickers, lick
spittles, continues about:
Imam Jamil al-Amin
Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman
Dr. Ali al-Timimi
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar
Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi
Siddique Abdullah Hasan etc., etc.
As far as these bootlickers are concerned, the government
assault on Imam Warith Deen Umar and his family never happened.
These lick spittles give the impression that the Haitians
arrested near Miami were probably terrorists, and the story
about Trinidadian-Guyanese Muslims in the JFK airport
was probably true! CAIR etc are covert racists and jump to
condemn Muslims specially those who are of African origin.
These groups are the new Qadianis, in love with power and
position. Don't forget that CAIR supported the regime's stories
about both Imam Jamil and Shaikh Omar.
WHY IS ISLAM NOT SPREADING FAST ENOUGH?
Many [perhaps most] immigrant Muslims do not understand America.
I would suggest that every immigrant Muslim should read the
AUTOBIOGRAPHY of MALCOLM X to understand the reality. If that
is too much reading, at least read our little booklet
MALCOLM X: Martyr of Islam in America by Ali Siddiqui.
Can't read at all? Listen to Imam Jamil al-Amin's CD on the
LEGACY of MALCOLM X [on carrying his mission forward].
Imam Jamil al-Amin points out that to be Muslim, one must follow
the truth from Allah, not one's race or family. Uni-race groups
so common in the past are outdated. To be Black or Arab or
Pakistani is quite unimportant in Islam. To stand against the
oppressors is essential. A Muslim who is silent about oppression
is a Muslim only in name. White Muslims have to shed the idea
that "America is the greatest." Allah Alone is the greatest.
Most immigrants do not marry across lines of class and
race/ethnicity. This is a major failure. Muhammad, pbuh, has
shown us through his marriages, that marriage is a central
process for the spread of Islam. Pakistanis-Indians-Bangladeshis
and Arabs marrying African-Americans/Africans and
Latinos/Latinas would be a major plus for Islam.
Some immigrants who are marginal Muslims sell liquor and ham in
the inner cities. Muslim imams should devise ways to change this
situation which is a source of negative publicity for Muslims.
Liquor and drugs have no place in Islam: their sale, trade and
consumption must not be associated with Muslims.
African-American Muslims in some cities follow leadership cults
and support the U.S. government. Although most Muslims of
African descent do not behave like this, but the activities of
the cult leader groups are damaging the impact of Malcolm X
[al-Hajj Malik Shabazz].
Dr. Siddique on Radio
Musharraf's "rent-an-army" Facing Pakistani Masses:
War Spreading after Rape of Jamia Hafsa and Red Mosque:
New York Times focuses on Middle Class,
Ignores Islamic Resistance
[On July 21,2007 Dr. Kaukab Siddique was interviewed, live, on
XM radio's "On with Leon" Show by Dr. Wilmer Leon. A professor
from Howard University, Dr. Leon is an outstanding, and rare,
independent broadcaster who has interviewed America's leading
dissidents, including Cindy Sheehan and Rep. Conyers as well as
breakaway voices from the establishment, such as Michael Scheuer,
author of Imperial Hubris.]
[Dr. Leon questioned Siddique about recent coverage in the
New York Times about the Red Mosque and the case of
Pakistan's Chief Justice.]
[XM radio reaches people across the country.]
[Summary of main points in the interview follows.]
Opposition to General Musharraf is moving on two tracks. The one
which interests the New York Times is the recent upheaval
caused by the suspension and the reinstatement of the Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The middle/upper class
of Pakistan, about 5 to 10% of the population, now sees
Musharraf as a problem. The U.S. is working to bring in its B
team, Benazir Bhutto's Peoples Party, through the middle class'
agitation because Musharraf is extremely unpopular. The Chief
Justice's lead attorney is an insider of the Bhutto group.
The real conflict in Pakistan is between the army and the poor,
downtrodden, masses, represented by the Red Mosque and the
women's university, Jamia Hafsa. The values of Islam, as shown
by Abdul Rashid Ghazi, martyr of the Red Mosque, and the values
of the Pakistani army are diametrically opposed to each other.
If America's hegemony, values, consumer culture are to be
imposed on Pakistan at the mass level, the religion of the
masses, Islam, is the impediment.
America has "rented" the Pakistani army to destroy Pakistan's
values and integrity. The leaders of the Islamic women's
university and the Red Mosque opposed the army [and the Bush
doctrine]. I interviewed both the woman leader Umm Hasan, of
Jamia Hafsa, and Abdul Rashid Ghazi and found out the root of
the conflict. They wanted to end government corruption, western
interference and sexual exploitation of women. They wanted
The government falsely claimed that "terrorists" were hiding in
the mosque but the Mosque leadership invited media, religious
leaders and politicians to visit and see for themselves.
Pakistani military forces have suffered more than 200 dead in
martyrdom operations after the desecration of the mosque and
women's university. Musharraf, backed by the U.S., is faced by
strong Islamic resistance. The U.S. has threatened to send
its forces into Pakistan to help Musharraf's "rented army" if
the Pakistanis are too weak to fight the forces of Islam.
Bush's designs on Pakistan and his strong support for Musharraf,
plus the build up of Benazir Bhutto, indicates that war is
coming, big time, to Pakistan.
The slaughter of young Islamic women in Jamia Hafsa by
Musharraf's commandos is being censored by the U.S. media. Many
of these young women were from the Frontier areas of Pakistan
which are the areas of resistance to the U.S.
The sudden "victory" of the Chief Justice in Pakistan looks
like a victory for rule of Law but in fact might be a ploy to
help Musharraf focus on the war against the Islamic resistance
which is Bush's main interest in Pakistan
During the interview, Dr. Siddique brought to the fore the vigil
to be held on August 19 in memory of 14 year old Abeer al-Janabi
who was gang raped, killed and burned by U.S. troops in Iraq.
Her sister and parents were also killed. The vigil will remember
her as a symbol of all the victims of the Iraq war including
Americans. For more information contact:
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News] [This item only.]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
U.S. Muslims face Oppression:
Padilla, Hassoun and al-Jayyousi:
Thought Crimes and 14,000 phone messages
Miami, Florida: In its July 19 issue, the Christian Science
Monitor published a perceptive report on the trial of Jose
Padilla and co-defendants Adham Hassoun and Dr.
Kifah al-Jayyousi. We thank CSM for this rare positive
reporting on the suffering of U.S. Muslims.
The government is out to destroy these three Muslims and to give
them maximum sentences. Jose Padilla has absolutely no
connection to al-Jayyousi but he spoke to Hassoun and Hassoun
spoke to al-Jayyousi. The government has turned this connection
into an "al-Qaida cell." There was no organization, no targets,
no victims yet the government is out to punish the three for
their thoughts. As the defense put it, the minds of the
three are on trial and they are being accused of POTENTIAL
murder, kidnapping and maiming! The CSM summed it up
"But after an eight-week presentation of evidence by the
government, prosecutors have not identified a single individual
as a potential target for murder, kidnapping, or maiming, nor
have they identified any specific plot to accomplish someone's
murder, kidnapping, or maiming."
The CSM coverage of the trial shows that over FOURTEEEN YEARS,
the government intercepted 300,000 phone conversations between
Hassoun and Kifah al-Jayyousi. Of these the government has
selected 14,000 and of these 123 have been chosen to accuse the
defendants of potential terrorism. How many Muslims will not
make 123 irresponsible statements over a period of 14 years?
That was the time when Muslims were supporting Chechnya, Bosnia
and Kosovo and helping the needy in Lebanon and Somalia. They
could not have dreamt that they will be accused of terrorism
for their charitable activities.
A much less sympathetic Washington Post [June 27]
reported, when the trial began on June 26, 2007, that the
prosecution showed clips from an interview by Peter Arnett with
Osama bin Laden which appeared on CNN. According to an
"illegally" wiretapped conversation, when Hassoun told
al-Jayyousi about the interview, he said, "Allahu Akbar! Please
tape it." And Hassoun said: "May Allah protect him." In the
interview, Osama described the U.S. government as "unjust,
criminal and tyrannical," complained of U.S.' pro-Israel
policies and denied having financed the 1993 World Trade
The brief conversation of the two defendants about the Osama
interview is being presented by the government as proof that
they were "potential terrorists."
Jose Padilla has been in prison for 5 years already while Kifah
al-Jayyousi is out on bail [which destroyed his economic
viability] and is restricted to the Miami area though his home
is in the far north in Detroit, Michigan.
LETTER from a Reader in Texas against Shia-Sunni conflict
We are killing each other by the hundreds every day.
Where is the outrage?
By Afzal Khorasani 7/15/07
When I see finger pointing and mud slinging taking place between
the Shias and Sunnis I see that they are very much alike. They
always result in hurt feelings. In some instances this lasts for
a lifetime. Those dishing out provocative and disrespectful
statements are angry. Those at the receiving end become angrier,
and cannot wait for a chance to retaliate, which results in the
most egregious hate crimes. Then, finger pointing takes the
stage as to who started it all. Such exercises are
counter-productive, resulting in nothing more than greater
division and more intense hate between the sects. Now, if you
are a mischief-maker, this is exactly what you are trying to
achieve. On the other hand, if you want Islam to be a united
Ummah you should rise above the pettiness and take the high
road to unity and tolerance. What good are the billion plus
Muslims when they are all fragmented and at each other's
throats all the time?
Today we are being killed and destroyed from forces within more
than from outside forces. It takes courage to say that I am not
going to fuel this sectarian fire anymore. If it comes my way
again I will consciously and deliberately diffuse it and
discourage it. There is just no other solution for something
like this other than divine intervention.
To help make this message of unity and tolerance more palatable
we must unhesitatingly condemn Shia-Sunni rhetoric. The actions
of a few thousand radicals cannot be allowed to dictate the
future of peace-loving Muslims of every sect. There is real
reason to be concerned about the potential for an all out Shia
Sunni backlash. We should not give in to hearsay and sectarian
biases. Sectarian hatred is as wrong today as it was 1400
Editorial response: New Trend only deals with the actions
of people, not with their beliefs and dogmas. Note our coverage
of Israel's attack on Hizbullah, see our reporting on
Ahmedinejad and Iran's release of British sailors as well as
our rebuttal of Glenn Beck's attacks on Iran. It might make you
think that we support Shias.
However, in Iraq, the Shias of various persuasions supported
the American invasion and occupation. Now these Iraqi Shias are
helping the U.S. to crush the Islamic resistance. The behavior
of Ali Sistani, Ja'afari, Al-Maliki, Allawi, and al-Hakim can
certainly not be considered Islamic. Moqtada al-Sadr is more
independent but he too is helping to kill Sunnis and thus
clearing the way for the U.S. Reports indicate that the
resistance is not targeting Shias because they are Shias, but
because they support the occupation. Now the resistance is
targeting some Sunnis of Anbar province who decided to
collaborate with the U.S. for large sums of money. It's not a
Shia-Sunni conflict but an occupier versus resistance struggle.
Health Notes: Thanks to an alert New Trend reader
Study: Chocolate reduces blood pressure
CHICAGO - Here's some good and bad news for chocoholics:
Dark chocolate seems to lower blood pressure, but it requires
an amount less than two Hershey's Kisses to do it, a small
study suggests. The new research from Germany adds to mounting
evidence linking dark chocolate with health benefits, but it's
the first to suggest that just a tiny amount may suffice.
Volunteers for the study ate just over 6 grams of dark chocolate
daily for almost five months. One square from a German chocolate
bar called Ritter Sport, equal to about 1 1/2 Hershey's Kisses.
People who ate that amount ended up with lower blood pressure
readings than those who ate white chocolate.
University of Cologne researcher Dr. Dirk Taubert, the study's
lead author, said the blood pressure reductions with dark
chocolate were small but still substantial enough to potentially
reduce cardiovascular disease risks, although study volunteers
weren't followed long enough to measure that effect.
The research involved just 44 people aged 56 through 73, but the
results echo other small studies of cocoa-containing foods.
Cocoa contains flavanols, plant-based compounds that also are
credited with giving red wine its heart-healthy benefits.
One problem is chocolate bars containing cocoa tend to have lots
of calories, so Taubert and his colleagues tested small amounts
containing just 30 calories each.
The study appears in Journal of the American Medical Association.
It was funded by University Hospital in Cologne.
The results are interesting but need to be duplicated in larger,
more ethnically diverse populations, said Dr. Laura Svetkey,
director of Duke University's Hypertension Center.
She stressed that the study results should not be viewed as
license to gorge on chocolate.
"I would be as happy as the next person if I got to eat more
chocolate," she said, but cautioned that weight gain from eating
large amounts of dark chocolate would counteract any benefits on
Study participants were otherwise healthy and mostly
normal-weight German adults with mild high blood pressure or
pre-hypertension, which includes readings between 120 over 80
and 139 over 89.
Average blood pressure at the start was about 147 over 86.
Every day for 18 weeks, the volunteers were instructed to eat
one-square portions of a 16-square Ritter Sport bar, or a
similar portion of white chocolate. White chocolate doesn't
Systolic blood pressure, the top number, fell an average of
nearly three points and diastolic dropped almost two points in
the dark chocolate group, compared with no change in blood
pressure readings in the white chocolate group.
Tests suggested that steady exposure to dark chocolate prompted
chemical changes that helped dilate blood vessels and regulate
blood pressure, the researchers said.
Participants were told not to eat other cocoa-containing
products and to continue regular eating habits and activity
levels. They also kept food diaries so researchers could see if
other foods might have influenced the results.
But, said Taubert, "It is very unlikely that other factors may
explain the blood pressure reduction."
Dr. Lawrence Appel of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine said the
most proven non-drug methods for lowering blood pressure are
losing weight and eating less salt. Eating dark chocolate might
help if combined with those two, he said.
For most people, "the lower your blood pressure, the better you
are. So if you can get it lower from different strategies that's
good for the long term," Appel said.
From Islamic Da'wah Teacher in New York: On Red Mosque,
Jamia Hafsa tragedy
The most condemnable drama staged by "Ghulam-Pervez" in the
compound of Lal Masjid and Hafsa University in Islamabad is
"over," showering the benediction of Shahadah to Abdul Rashid
Ghazi, his respected mother and scores of other devoted Muslims
and Muslimah but it is not "finished."
The blood of a "shaheed" is never wasted. It was an individual
feat of courageous stand that was taken by the two brothers
against the tyrant, oppressive and un-Islamic regime of the
usurper "Ghulam-Pervez" [GP] to please his masters abroad.
The tragedy of Karbala, where a single individual with his
family members stood up and faced all odds against the
"imposed" tyrant regime of the time, has been gloriously
repeated in Islamabad. Its repercussions in the country and
outside will be great and insurmountable for generations to
come to "complete" the outcome. The region is bound to produce
innumerable martyrs like Ghazi Rashid to lay down their life
for the cause, the resurrection of Islam, the most dear
objective of Shaheed Rashid, his family members and
Through this wild and well calculated action, the war at the
Pak-Afghanistan borders has entered deep into every Muslim house
of Pakistan. President Bush will increase his grip over
Pakistan, interfere in its educational and internal affairs and
the "GP" will get ever-increasing dictations from White House
and Pentagon with which to comply. On the other hand, if it
renews the Muslim urge towards transforming Pakistan into a
true Islamic state, it would be the best blessing for Muslim
ummah out of this bloody carnage at Islamabad.
Both Bush and "GP" planned but Allah is the best Planner.
Tremendous "Khair" for Ummah is bound to come out of this
colossal tragedy of human loss.
WAR NEWS: From the Urdu language media
Pakistan: War in the Northwest:
Martyrdom Operators Take Revenge for Jamia Hafsa
[See earlier reports in issue before last.]
North Waziristan: July 21, 2007. At least five Pakistanis,
including a trooper, were killed when a martyrdom operator hit a
military post on the Pak-Afghan frontier.
July 20: Pakistani Taliban gave an ultimatum to Pakistani
paramilitary forces [khasadars] to vacate their posts in the
North Waziristan-Bannu sector. By the evening, Khasadars
had fled five posts. Three other posts on the Bannu-Miranshah
road were blown up by the local Taliban without casualties.
July 22 Pakistani military is reporting gun battles in the
north Waziristan [Afghan border] area where it is claiming
that it killed 7 Islamic fighters. [It claims the bodies were
taken away by the fighters.] Pakistani helicopters attacked
mujahideen in three areas and claimed to have killed 13. The
claim could not be verified. Mujahideen attacks resumed [as of
this writing.] Eight Pak troops were wounded
July 18: Near Miranshah, a martyrdom operator killed 4
Pakistani troops and wounded 6. In the city, 4 CD stores which
were used, under police protection, to sell pornography, were
blown up at night.
July 17: Local Islamic resistance fighters blew up two Pak army
posts in the Mir Ali area near Miranshah killing 5
South Waziristan: Delayed reports say that local Islamic
leader Baitullah Mehsud called a general gathering [jirga]
of all segments of the population in which he urged Jihad
against the Pakistani army for the occupation of the Red
mosque/Jamia Hafsa. The people unanimously agreed.
Swat: July 20: A local Islamic leader, Maulana Fazlullah,
addressed 20,000 people. He said that there will be no peace in
the area until the Pakistani army is withdrawn. He has his own
FM radio which he used to call on the people to rise up in
Jihad after the Red Mosque tragedy.
July 17: Panicky Pakistani troops opened fire on a civilian car
killing its unarmed driver. Troops also fired on a mentally
disturbed person wandering down the street killing him on
Darra Adam Khel: July 15: Islamic crowds blocked the
Indus Highway. In town, during the night of July 15-16, local
Taliban burned down 30 shops selling opium and other drugs. The
Musharraf regime, like Karzai in Kabul, protects the drug trade
which the Taliban want to wipe out.
Hangu, Frontier Province: July 18: A martyrdom operator
killed 8 people including an army trooper.
Sind Province, Hub, west northwest of Karachi: July 18:
A martyrdom operator attacked massed police forces with a large
explosive charge. At least 30 policemen and related personnel
were killed in the explosion and 30 others, including civilians,
wounded. Fifteen cars caught fire and blew up; 25 shops were
destroyed. Police panicked and opened fire in all directions
killing one person.
Islamabad [not far from the Red Mosque tragedy]: July 17:
A bomb attack aimed at police guarding the venue of a speech by
the chief justice killed 12 activists of Bhutto's Peoples Party
including its local leader. Another 40 people, including 12
policemen, were wounded. Chaotic scenes followed.
Propaganda war: The Musharraf regime spread the word that
Indian intelligence service known as RAW was carrying out the
attacks on troops. Some of the Muslim groups accepted and
repeated this claim. Others were puzzled how can Indians [Hindus
known for their cowardice] be carrying out "suicide attacks" in
the interior of Pakistan against its armed forces. Besides, they
noted, Musharraf has excellent relations with India. Shouldn't
he send his troops to fight India if the propaganda is true?
On July 18, a top leader of the Islamic resistance in the
mountains, in a live interview with BBC, took the wind out of
the RAW story. Maulana Faqir Muhammad said that the
attacks, in retaliation for Lal Masjid, being carried out all
over the country against military and police were organized by
the Islamic resistance. He said that propaganda cannot disunite
and fool the resistance which, he said, is fully united with and
connected to Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar.
BEARDS: Musharraf's propaganda machine tried to confuse
Muslims during the attack on Jamia Hafsa. His troops leading the
attack had BEARDS. Devout Muslims usually have beards. Musharraf
wanted to create the impression that both sides are
Muslims. However, observers noticed that the beards of the
Pakistani troops were very short and seemed to have been grown
during the siege of the Islamic women's university. Pakistani
troops attacking a mosque and Islamic women's university are no
longer considered Muslims by observers who take Islam seriously.
Jamaat-e-Islami does not want mujahideen to fight
Musharraf's troops: Waiting for Democracy.
Pakistan's most peaceful Muslim group, Jamaat-e-Islami, while
strongly critical of the attack on the Red Mosque, is condemning
the mujahideen's attacks on the army and police. In Swat,
the JI went to the extent of condemning martyrdom operations as
HARAM [forbidden] in Islam. It is trying to stop local
Jihad leader Maulana Fazlullah from using radio to call
JI is of the view that with the re-instatement of the Chief
Justice, democracy will return to Pakistan. [New Trend's
observers say that JI's activities are like those of Ikhwan
al-Muslimeen in Egypt. When Sadat was killed by Khalid
al-Islambouli [r.a.], the Ikhwan condemned the killing. When
Gama al-Islamiyya [whose spiritual leader was Shaikh Omar 'Abde
Rahman] resisted Hosni Mubarak, the Ikhwan opposed the Gamaa.
As a result, Mubarak is still in power. JI, our observers say,
is hopelessly misled in its belief in democracy: USA is
preparing to go militarily into Pakistan to help the
Pakistani army fight the Islamic forces. The Pakistani people
need leadership to fight against a Musharraf-Busharraf invasion.
Instead JI wants democracy. JI seems to have lost contact with
2007-07-23 Mon 19:12:33 cdt