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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rajab 10, 1428/ July 25, 2007 #58


Appeal from Br. Hodari Ali, prominent peace activist

As-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah: We are requesting all concerned to call the Georgia State Department of Corrections/ James E. Donald-Commissioner/ 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SE, Twin Towers-East, Room 854, Atlanta, GA 30334/

phone no: 404-656-4569 or 404-656-0962.

Respectfully ask why the Georgia State Prison is continuing to hold Imam Jamil in 23-hour lockdown, when he has already been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 30 years without parole. This is cruel and unusual punishment. Ask the official to supply you as a tax-paying, law abiding citizen with a reasonable answer.

We would like to see a consistent flow of letters and phone calls on this issue, and as always we encourage everyone to maintain dignity and respect in expressing their concern. May ALLAAH, Most Merciful, reward you...masalaam.

P.S. Imam Jamil has been held in 23-hour lockdown since April 2002. Please circulate this request.

New Shock Waves from the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa Raped by General Musharraf:

During the siege, the Pakistani commandos killed three young Islamic women who had come outside the school. A witness saw their bodies lying in the gutter.
Hundreds of Qur'ans and Hadith and Tafseer books were set on fire by General Musharraf's commandos. Many Qur'ans were simply smashed and thrown to the ground by the general's rampaging bandit troops. People are trying to extract the torn Qur'ans from the rubble.
A Jamaat-e-Islami leader [who is too scared to fight the army] says that he fears scores of young women have been abducted by the troops. The number of students killed is thought to be more than 1,000. The regime is refusing to show bodies or let any investigation be carried out. [More info is coming in]
Many of the girls' shoes, clothing, books, book bags and writing materials have been found--but no girls.
Out of the young women and men who came out, NOT ONE has spoken against the Islamic scholar Maulana Abdul Aziz and the martyr of the Red Mosque, Abdul Rashid Ghazi.

Fighting Spreading in northern Pakistan: First Islamic Victory

July 25, 2007: Fox TV reported [very briefly] that Pakistani troops have withdrawn from Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan. Earlier Pakistani helicopter led forces launched an offensive against Islamic resistance in which they claimed to have killed 35 Muslims but could not produce any bodies. The government main office in Miranshah was blown up by "insurgents" before the Pakistanis withdrew.

July 24. Reports indicate that Pakistani troops murdered an Islamic Pashtun leader Abdullah Mehsud in the Zhob area of Baluchistan. Pak claimed that Mehsud had killed himself. The people of South Waziristan, his home area, came out 10,000 strong to bury him and wouldn't accept the regime's story.

In Bajaur, the bodies of two Pakistani troops were found, their throats slit, with a note from the "Al-Zarqawi group" claiming to have killed them for working for Bush and Musharraf and threatening similar fate to others.

The people of the north are going to extremes to attack Pakistani forces and in the process killing civilians along with troops. In Kohat, fighters entered a mosque to slaughter 5 Pakistani troops praying there. Praying is no longer considered enough to distinguish Muslims from non-Muslims because munafiqs pray too, as does Musharraf. Another act of rage was the July 25 rocket attack on the military town of Bannu. At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded. Eight of those killed were police but 6 were civilians as were most of those injured.

The murder of hundreds of young Islamic women by Musharraf in Jamia Hafsa has transformed Pakistan. As never before, the Pakistani army and police are seen as a force of savages and bandits not very different from the Hindu army which has occupied Kashmiri.

AFGHANISTAN: Heavy Fighting Reported. Taliban Ascendant.

The reports of fighting are too many for New Trend to report. At least 85 Karzai troops have been killed in Taliban ambushes in the provinces of Zabul, Helmand and Kandahar. On July 24, in Paktika province, 4 U.S. troops were killed in a Taliban raid. Two NATO troops were killed, one Norwegian, and 8 wounded in Logar province. Fighting is spreading.

On July 25, A French trooper was killed and 8 wounded in an attack in Wardak province [in the north]. Earlier in Ghazni province, Taliban captured 23 South Korean missionaries in broad daylight on the highway and demanded that 23 Taliban be freed in exchange. The extreme poverty in Afghanistan lured the missionaries who thought the time had come to spread Christianity to the helpless Afghans. A tragic situation has developed.

New Trend Investigates
Shaping an "American Islam." Bush Administration, "Native Deen," and "Imam" Magid of ADAMS. Singing for the State Department

As New Trend noted previously, "Imam" Magid, the Vice President of ISNA [the so-called Islamic Society of North America] and head honcho of ADAMS Center, is a frequent visitor to synagogues which are supporters of the terrorist entity known as Israel.
Now we find that a hip-hop trio known as "Native Deen" is dearer to the Bush administration than "Imam" Magid. Native Deen, led by one Joshua Salaam, is so dear to the Bush regime that they sent him on a global tour.
Native Deen is publicized by the U.S. State Department on its web site. Few Muslims can boast of such a close relationship with the Bush administration. The State Department is matter-of-fact about its funding and support for Native Deen [Joshua Salaam, Naeem Muhammad, and Abdul-Malik]. The State Department's website bluntly states:

"In the fall of 2006, Native Deen traveled to Turkey, Dubai, the Palestinian Territories and Israel on behalf of the U.S. Department of State."

Thus while the U.S. government is heavily involved in the oppression of Muslims in the U.S. and around the world, it is sending out Native Deen and others to create a contrary impression. Notice the inclusion of "Israel" in the itinerary of Joshua Salaam etc. Thus, the State Department is saying, it is normal for Muslims to visit the terrorist entity, Israel, as if it is a friend of the Muslims.

In addition to the trip organized by the State Department noted above, Native Deen is being used to infiltrate Africa on behalf of the U.S. government. Joshua Salaam ad his two buddies go around singing and swinging about "Allah" and Islam in a style which is clearly bid'a and are hosted by U.S. embassies in Africa. Instead of Salaat, Faraid, Nawafil, these tools of the oppressive American regime are teaching singing and swinging.

Considerable funds are involved in these activities. According to the website of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania:

"Native Deen's concert is sponsored by the American people, and includes support from PEPFAR (the U.S. President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief), the U.S. Department of State and Holiday Inn."

What would the people of Sudan and Somalia say about the dastardly activities of Native Deen [Joshua Salaam and his two buddies]? While America is undermining and starving these Muslim nations, the State Department is using funds in the name of AIDS Relief to send out Native Deen. The Bush regime seems to be saying to Muslims in Africa through Native Deen and Joshua Salaam: As Muslims, you don't have to stand up to oppression, you don't have to condemn the imprisonment of Imam Jamil, you don't have to focus on the Qur'an and the Hadith. Instead focus on Native Deen, sing and swing.

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS are that "imam" Magid of ISNA and ADAMS has hired Joshua Salaam to work with the youth coming into the mosque. Also, on July 28, the Islamic Society of Baltimore [ISB] is bringing Native Deen to entertain young people of Masjid Rahmah. On July 29 Native Deen will be fundraising in ADAMS for an obscure new group which wants to raise a quarter million dollars.

The question arises, what are the values and perspectives of Native Deen about Muslim women. We invite Native Deen to write to New Trend and let us know what Joshua Salaam thinks about the rights of Muslim women.

In ADAMS Center and in ISB, Joshua Salaam will be dealing with young people, including young Muslim women. In that context, it is only fair that he should have an opportunity to state how Muslim women should be treated. New Trend is the only Muslim publication in the USA which will publish criticism of itself in its own pages. So Native Deen, Joshua Salaam, go ahead, tell us if we have written anything incorrect. What are the rights of women? Do write soon, otherwise we have others waiting to write about you.

Islam Has Declared Haram [forbidden] Even the Slightest Cooperation with Oppressors
by Kaukab Siddique

Officials of CAIR, ISNA, MPAC, MAS etc cannot continue to cooperate with the oppressors and still claim to be Muslims. In Islam there are no two views on this:

"And incline not to those who are oppressors or the fire will touch you, and ye will have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall ye be helped." [The Qur'an 11:113]

In Islam, the question of cooperating with non-Muslim rulers who oppress Muslims, such as Bush is doing in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan, simply does not arise. However, there are clear texts from the Prophet, pbuh, and his Companions, r.a., and their Companions, r.a., which make very clear the meaning of 11:113 as regards Muslim rulers:

"There will be rulers after me who will tell lies and oppress people. One who calls their lies 'truth' and helps them [in any way] in their oppression, such a one is not of me and I have nothing to do with him and he will not be anywhere near me at the Spring of Abundance (on the Day of Judgment)." [Prophet Muhammad pbuh, Hadith in the collections of Nasai, Tirmidhi and Hakim, narrated by Ka'ab bin 'Ujra, r.a.]
"...One who approaches human rulers gets involved in Fitna [disruption and turmoil.]" [Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Sunan of Abu Dawud, narrated by ibn Abbas, r.a.]
Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, said: "In the future there will be rulers over you, some whom you will know and some whom you won't. One who stays away completely from rulers will be forgiven by Allah, one who looks at them and considers them bad will be saved [by Allah], but one who accepts them and follows them, Allah Almighty will remove him from His Mercy." A person asked: Should we do jihad against such rulers? The Prophet, pbuh, replied: Not as long as they establish worship of Allah. [Hadith, Sahih of Muslim]

Let us look briefly at the establishment of powerful rulers. Should we cooperate with them because they are powerful and can harm us and we cannot fight them? What did the outstanding scholars of Islam say when the non-Islamic rulers established themselves. Here is a sample:

Saeed bin al-Musayyeb, one of the greatest scholars of Hadith in the classical era of Islam said: When you see a person who knows Islam hanging around rulers, shun him because he is thief.

'Auzai, another giant of Islamic learning from the golden era of Islam said: With Allah Almighty, there is none worse than one who knows Islam yet goes to the rulers.

Makhul, another great early narrator of Hadith said: One who learns the Qur'an and gains knowledge of Islam and then approaches the ruler out of greed and to flatter, every step towards the ruler takes him towards the fire of hell.

The last Will of Abdul Rashid Ghazi. Like Abdullah ibn Zubair, r.a., and Hussain ibn Ali, r.a., he would not bow before Oppressors.

[Translated from Urdu.]
"When this letter reaches you, those inside Lal Masjid might have been martyred. Around 15,000 security forces and paramilitary troops with all their sophisticated weaponry would have crushed unarmed and innocent students. They would have conquered the Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa.

Lal Masjid is looking like Karbala at this time. The scattered bodies of martyrs, the cries of wounded students, the destroyed minarets of mosque and its four walls are crying: we have only been punished for demanding Islamic Shari'a for which 600,000 people were martyred when Pakistan came into being.

"In this entire scenario the unexpected arrest and interview of the Head Cleric of Lal Masjid and the founder of the student's movement Maulana Abdul Aziz dressed in a Burqa caused a lot of disappointment among the Islamists. The media deliberately tried to paint a wrong picture of it and most of the people were deceived. Ordinary people thought that Maulana Abdul Aziz was trying to escape from the fear of death and he was leaving behind his sincere companions and students. Those people who don't have any abilities to analyze the situation should think that if Maulana Abdul Aziz was really trying to escape from death, then why would his son, daughter, mother, wife, and myself (his brother), his sincerest companions and students not follow the same strategy?

"I believe that instead of refuting allegations of our opponents it is more relevant to tell our broken hearted supporters that Maulana Abdul Aziz became a victim of enemy's conspiracy. Even though there is a certain mystery drawn over his arrest, with the passage of time the truth will be revealed. We know how much Maulana Abdul Aziz loves martyrdom in the way of Allah and what an enthusiastic mujahid he is in the caravan of Jihad. The only mistake he made was trusting some people at a very critical time and he will have to suffer the consequences of this mistake. The truth is that Maulana Abdul Aziz was not afraid of death; neither was he fleeing from it. He had written his will, taken ghusl and was waiting for martyrdom but then a ray of hope that the lives of the rest of the people could be saved created the resulting trouble. Rest assured, that in the near future the truth will be revealed.

"I must say that Maulana Abdul Aziz and his companions started the movement only for the pleasure of Allah and implementation of shari'a. The amendments in Hududullah [limits set by Allah], destruction of mosques, the spreading of vulgarity and nudity, self made explanations of Islamic creed, military assaults on the Jihad-oriented people, handing over Muslims to kuffar's prisons like sheep and goats, and the wide-spread secularism were not bearable for us and these are the reasons why we decided to launch the movement.

"I also want to clarify that none of the students inside Lal Masjid or Jamia Hafsa were forced to stay with us. All the students remained with us at their own will. Their hearts have been changed by hearing the speeches of Maulana Abdul Aziz.

I also want to mention that we want the just system of Islam in our country. We are looking forward to seeing the implementation of Shariah laws in the courts of justice. We want the poor to have justice and bread. We want to end bribery, illegal methods, favoritism, injustice, and vulgarity. The solution to all these problems is the implementation of Islam and that is the only solution. This is the order of Allah and also a demand of the constitution of Pakistan.

We have denied ourselves the comforts of this life and instead have chosen the difficulties of this path. We are fully aware of what we are doing and we have chosen the life of the hereafter over the life of this world.

The courage of students with me is sky high and I would not be wrong in saying that their courage is a source of motivation for me. I ask what crime have these students committed? Is the punishment of standing in the way of Allah with the intention of correction of some wrong people a reason to destroy innocent people with explosives? There are people who claim that we challenged the writ of the state but why did they deny the laws of Allah and challenged His writ? These people who have fired bullets on the bodies of students of Qur'an and Hadeeth are oppressors indeed.

On this occasion the media has also shown its biased behavior, but we leave this matter with Allah. In the end, as a part of my will, I would repeat my words to the Islamists, the members of our movement, the students, their relatives and the media that our movement was started with sincere purposes. We remain firm on our demands of implementation of Sharia. We are satisfied that we chose the way of sacrifice. Sacrificing life for the implementation of Islam is an honor to us. We are not disappointed in the mercy of Allah and we believe that our blood will become the message of revolution. This world sometimes labeled us as the agents of taghut and sometimes they labeled as us mad fanatics. But today the rain of bullets is proof that we are fighting in the way of Allah. Indeed the people of truth faced different trials. If our Amir Sayyidina Hussein r.a. was martyred in helplessness then we are proud to be part of the same caravan. Insha' Allah, the Islamic revolution will come to this country.

The Gardens will perceive spring but we will not be there to see it.

Abdul Rashid Ghazi

U.S. Media largely censored this AFP Report
Doubts cast on terror suspect's case in Australia

Published: Saturday, 21 July, 2007, 02:17 AM Doha Time

SYDNEY: Prosecutors may have given a court incorrect information about links between an Indian doctor detained in Australia on terror charges and failed car bombings in Britain, a report said yesterday.
Prosecutors claimed six day ago that a mobile telephone SIM card once owned by Dr Mohamed Haneef had been found in a burning Jeep that rammed into Glasgow airport late last month.
But the SIM card was in fact seized by British police when they arrested Haneef's second cousin, Sabeel Ahmed, in Liverpool eight hours after the attacks, the Australian Broadcasting Corp said.
Haneef, 27, a hospital registrar on Australia's eastern Gold Coast, was charged last Saturday with providing "reckless" support to a terrorist organisation by giving a SIM card to members of the unnamed group.
But the ABC said sources both in Britain and Australia had confirmed the SIM card, which Haneef claims he left with Ahmed before Haneef left Britain last year, was not found in the petrol and gas-laden car at Glasgow airport.
"It seems the facts are not as they were presented in court," ABC radio said.
If verified, the lack of a direct link between Haneef and the failed car bombing could weaken the prosecution case against the doctor who was arrested as he tried to leave Australia on a one-way ticket on July 2.
Sabeel Ahmed is charged in Britain with withholding information but is not accused of terrorist activity.
Last Saturday, prosecutor Clive Porritt alleged Sabeel Ahmed had passed Haneef's SIM card onto his brother Kafeel Ahmed, alleged to be the driver of the flaming Jeep at Glasgow, and that the card was found in the car's wreckage.
Leading Australian criminal defence lawyer Peter Faris QC said the alleged error in the prosecution's case put before the court had been "a shocking mess-up" that could compromise the entire case.
"You can't get something that's so central so wrong," he told ABC radio.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) refused to comment on the report, but Commissioner Mick Keelty defended his force against the allegation of incompetence.
"I'd deny that the AFP's been incompetent and I think Mr. Faris should keep his comments to himself," he said, insisting that any claims over evidence should be dealt with in the courts, not in the media.
Haneef's lawyer Peter Russo could not confirm the reports of flaws in the case, but said he has had doubts from the start over the evidence against his client and that the new alleged revelations could help him.
"It's one of those matters that we will just have to watch unfold whether or not it's harmful to his cause or helpful," he told Sky TV. "I personally think this does help him."
Another of Haneef's lawyers this week leaked to the Australian newspaper a transcript of a police interview with Haneef that was reportedly inconsistent with the evidence presented in court when Haneef applied for bail this week.
The Australian said yesterday that it had analysed the transcript and a police affidavit filed with the court and had discovered "major discrepancies" on two key issues.
A magistrate on Monday granted Haneef's bail application, but just hours later Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews revoked Haneef's work visa and ordered him detained, citing information received from police claiming Haneef was or had been associated with people involved in "terrorism".
But Andrews was adamant yesterday that the reports of flaws in police documents would not make him reverse his decision to detain Haneef.
"The minister is not reviewing his decision to cancel the visa of Dr Haneef," a spokeswoman for Andrews said.
"Nothing that has been reported in the media alters his decision that was made based on information provided to him by the Australian Federal Police and is a broader range of information than was provided to the magistrate," she added. AFP

Letter: Re: Bootlicker groups CAIR, ISNA, MPAC, MAS...

Reader thinks we should provide evidence and tone down

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu.
As per the reference, I have some observation to make. First, let me introduce myself to you. I am a Bangladeshi by origin and pursuing my PhD degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Middle East Center, University of Utah. I have some teaching experience at school, college, and university levels. I also worked several years as Muslim school administrator here in the US. I consider myself a concern and committed Muslim who has background of Shibir and ICNA, still inactive member of it, but critical of all. As a revisionist, I have developed some positive view towards Dr. Israr's view, CAIR's activities including the Jamat al-Muslimin, especially your view and writing efforts.

The reason I am writing to you is the comment you made, as referred to above, in today's article. I have failed to agree with your condemnation of those organizations in this language: "Bootlicker groups like CAIR, MPAC, MAS do not realize that USA is a failed state." I am sure those organizations will neither agree with your comment, 'bootlicker' nor will approve you condemning them as such. So, the onus is on your shoulder, simply due to the condemnation and introducing words for them to others mouth like me by reading your article. By doing so, you don't seem to be on the safe side. I believe, there is a better and dignified way of saying the same thing that you are trying to communicate. We all are trying our best, some of us may be trying genuinely and sincerely, while many of us are not. Who knows, those who are not, they may be you and me, only Allah knows the truth. I also don't think that if the Prophet, s, was to deal with the present day situation, as you and I are, he would have used the term, 'bootlicker' to define the quality of those others who would not follow him. Also, remember, we don't have the divine guidance, the way the Prophets had.

Therefore, I would encourage you to please continue with your mission but try to change your attitude towards others who do not think or act alike, because they are different but they may still be accepted by Allah and blessed here and in the here-after. Who knows? Also, that we do not hate anyone for his evil act, but hate the evil act itself and give every body a benefit of doubt. Who knows, even the ardent hypocrites, as we learn from the example of the Prophet, deserve to be treated with benefit of doubt. To my understanding, for Muslims, having differences of opinion and views is a blessings, not curse, as long as we are sincere and committed. Yes, we have problems and issues, but we have to address them with a positive attitude because we only hate the dhulum, but not necessarily the perpetrator of the dhulum himself or herself. We don't take issues personally, but morally and on principle. We strike the opposition, if and only if we are struck first, and only if that is to please Allah, not our ego, as Imam Ali, r, refrained from killing his enemy who were under his arm, simply because the enemy spat on him, as he realized that at that moment killing the enemy would have reflected his personal anger and rage caused by the dying enemy's spitting. So, we have all reasons to be kind and objective while fighting the odds and enemies, and no real reason to curse others and demonize them, especially the Muslims, simply because they think and act differently. Allah knows best.

wa salam. Haider Bhuiyan [Utah]

Editor's note: New readers should look for evidence in the material we have already published. CAIR, ISNA, MPAC, MAS are quite proud of their connections with FBI, Pentagon, State Department, White House etc. They proudly publish these facts themselves, so research is easy. Bhuiyan can begin with a reading of Islamic Horizons or MAS interview on C-Span. We do not use obscenities against these crooks but Islam does permit the oppressed [whom we represent] to use strong language.

2007-07-25 Wed 21:33:56 cdt