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Sha'ban 8, 1428. August 21, 2007. #65.
For the first time, a critical article about United Arab
Emirates from UAE.
Please scroll way down.
Also, we have a complete package about Ramadan from
Imam Ali Siddiqui.
ISLAM RESURGENT: INDONESIA:
August 17, 2007: More than 60,000 people, including 10,000
women in Hijab, attended an Islamic conference in Jakarta,
Indonesia, organized by Hizb-ut-Tahrir. Some top leaders of
Jemaa al-Islamiyya were not able to reach the conference
because the government says they are connected to Al-Qaida.
Hizb-ut-Tahrir is an intellectual movement sparked by Shaikh
Nabhani which gives primary importance to the re-establishment
of the Khilafat.
New Move Against Africa:
August 13, 2007: The U.S. closed down its Consulate in
Eritrea and ordered the Eritrean Consulate in Oakland,
California to leave.
This follows allegations that Eritrea has been helping the
Islamic fighters in Somalia to resist the Ethiopian
occupation forces backed by the U.S. Hundreds of Somali
civilians have been killed by Ethiopian occupation forces. The
Somali Islamic fighters represent hope for the Somalis.
During the brief Islamic rule, Somalia prospered and peace
and rule of law prevailed.
AFRICA, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears...............
From the unreal world of celebrities and gossip, the
corruption of America's rich is spreading to Africa. Angelina
Jolie, film star and millionaire, made a name for herself,
traveling to Africa to "help Darfur" and to adopt African
children. Now she has revealed to Public Magazine that
she is bi-sexual; that is she has sex with both men and women.
Her lesbian lover has come forward at a time when Jolie is
living with her man. This kind of person is being used to
infiltrate Africa's Muslim communities which pride themselves
on families and strict Islamic behavior related to sex.
In a related development. Britney Spears has taken an ISRAELI
COMMANDO as her personal security guard. Her relations with
the terrorist Zionist entity known as Israel are obviously
extremely close. [Source for both items: MSNBC TV, August 13.
The Keith Olbermann Show.]
Vigil for 14-year old Abeer Highlighted Brutal Iraq Occupation.
U.S. troops Gang-Raped, Killed and Burned her. Humanity Weeps.
August 19, 2007: U.S. Muslims protested the brutality of the
U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan by focusing on a
specific crime of rape, murder and genocide. Observers say,
this was an incredibly bold move which will send shock waves
through America's collective conscience. For the first time
since the invasion and occupation of Iraq, U.S. Muslims and
their non-Muslim friends focused on the terrible atrocities
being committed by the U.S. military.
The vigil was held right in the center of Washington DC, very
aptly in Freedom Square, at 13th and Pennsylvania. There was
an impressive lineup of speakers and presenters, most of them
and the audience were from the new generation of Muslims from
universities and colleges.
The main topics presented:
Here is a list of the presenters:
Abeer's victimization and the suffering of women under
occupation and slavery.
Islam does not forgive the crime of rape.
Bush bears main responsibility for crimes against humanity.
Comparison of Iraq and Afghanistan with the Black community
after Nat Turner turned on the slave masters.
Palestine's suffering as the root of the worldwide struggle.
Unity, mobilization and organization of the oppressed in
America should be our answer to the war.
The program was meticulous in its organization. The PA system
worked well. Security was strict but non-conspicuous. No one
was able to disrupt the program although it was in a very
public place. The program ended with dua followed by
Br. Khuram [initiator of the idea of a memorial for Abeer
Br. Luqman [poetry]
Sis. Kholood [poetry]
Sis. Lucy Murphy. [Song in Arabic and English]
"Son of Nun" [Political Hip-Hop artist]
Imam Musa [ Masjid al-Islam leader] [Keynote speaker]
Sis. Rayyan [Peace Forum activist.]
Dr. Kaukab Siddique [Jamaat al-Muslimeen ameer]
The chairperson for the two hour program was Sis.
BALTIMORE: A smaller vigil for Abeer was held on Charles
street. It started very late and people who came on time
missed it. After quite a while the protestors appeared and
then moved to Towson Town market area and distributed flyers
about the tragedy in Iraq to more than 100 people.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News] [3 items only]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Family of Egyptian-American Political Prisoner
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar
Lisa Sattar and Ali ordered to close Bank Accounts by
In what appears to be a blatant attempt to victimize Ahmad's
family, Sovereign Bank has decided to close their accounts
WITHOUT EXPLANATION. We have sent a letter to the bank which
is self explanatory. [See below.] We urge readers to write
similar letters or make phone calls. Please let us know
We must not let the bank strike at a devout Muslim wife and
children who have not committed any crime and are
Dear Ms. Kathleen Fiumara
V.P. Sovereign Bank
August 17, 2007
Lisa Sattar has shown me the letter you sent her telling her
that you are closing down her account without explanation.
You have done the same with her son Ali's account as well as
the accounts of her other two children.
As you know, these are citizens of the United States. They
have committed no crime and you have not mentioned why you
are closing their accounts.
Lisa Sattar has told me that she called you and you still did
not give her any explanation.
The only explanation can be that Lisa is the wife of Ahmad
Abdel Sattar and Ali is the son of Ahmad Abdel Sattar and
Ahmad is a political prisoner imprisoned by the U.S.
government for talking to opponents of the Egyptian government
which is supported by the U.S. government.
Thus you are victimizing Lisa and Ali and the other two
children for being the family of Ahmad Abdel Sattar. Under
the laws of the United States, such victimization and
discrimination is not permitted. The family has done
Please reinstate the accounts of Lisa and her children. If
this is not done within this week, I am going to call on all
Muslims and their non-Muslim friends to boycott Sovereign
Bank and to withdraw their accounts from Sovereign Bank if
they have any such.
I am the editor of the biggest Islamic Internet magazine in
America titled New Trend and your act of bigotry, hate,
discrimination and victimization will be published worldwide
on New Trend if you do not re-instate the accounts within
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Bizarre Ending to Trial of Padilla, Hassoun and
Dr. Kifah Jayyousi
August 16, 2007: Miami, Florida: Hispanic convert to Islam,
Jose Padilla, was found guilty on charges of "conspiracy"
related to terrorism. His co-defendants Hassoun and
al-Jayyousi were also convicted.
Jose Padilla was held in isolation for three and a half years
before he got the right to a proper trial. He underwent
sophisticated forms of torture devised by the Bush
administration. Specialists in the field say that torture
which creates disorientation, hopelessness and dependence
left Padilla broken and psychologically willing to please
No evidence or witnesses could be found against him.
The government case depended on an application form
which Padilla supposedly filled to be able to attend an
al-Qaida camp. However there are no witnesses that he did
fill the application form. His fingerprints are on the form
but these could have been put on the form after he was
arrested. He was not shown to have EVER been in Afghanistan.
The government wanted to prove the existence of a terrorist
cell in the Miami area, so it used phone calls made by
Adham Hassoun to Padilla. In turn Hassoun talked many
times to Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi. This according to the
government shows that the three were a terrorist cell!
Dr. al-Jayyousi and Hassoun sent charitable funds to Bosnians
and Chechens in the 1990s. This "evidence" was used in the
trial to show that they were helping terrorists. The warehouse
owner where Dr. Al-Jayyousi's charity stored relief goods
testified that all the goods stored were legitimate
Jury trials were America's last line of defense for Rule of
Law. However, in terrorism trials, juries are given rules for
conviction. If the prosecution can provide certain kinds of
information indicating a "conspiracy," then the Jury must
convict. Reasonable doubt no longer saves the defendant.
This is America under Zionist rule.
Sentencing will be in December.
Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman [the blind Shaikh] moved to
Butner, North Carolina
August 18: Ramsey Clark, former attorney general and leader
of the anti-war movement confirmed to us that Egyptian Islamic
scholar, Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman, has been moved to Butner,
The Butner prison facility is a very advanced kind of prison
which has been developed for special treatment of prisoners.
From New Trend's Media Monitor
Imam Musa facing Extremist Jewish Propaganda on
Glen Beck Show
August 18, 19, 20: Glen Beck, CNN's Islam hater is known for
his irresponsible statements about Islam and U.S. Muslims and
support for Irshad Manji and other weirdos. Israeli terrorist
Netanyahoo is his hero.
Combine Glen Beck with Jewish hatemonger Steven Emerson and
the result is a thick broth of slanders and lies.
Emerson claimed on the Glen Beck show that there is a "terror
threat that is real" from Muslims within the U.S.,
particularly Imam Musa who leads Masjid al-Islam in South East
Emerson is quite adept at twisting information out of context.
He claimed that Imam Musa believes in the "imposition of
Islam" on America. He preaches "attacks on the U.S." and
honors "suicide bombers" as heroes, the Jew claimed totally
out of context.
He also claimed that a Muslim working at Andrews Air Force
Base is "head of security" at Imam Musa's mosque.
CNN has reached such a low level of dirty journalism that a
featherhead like Emerson can appear on the screen, spit out
all kinds of hatred and bigotry against Muslims, and there
is NO RIGHT of REPLY.
CNN, in the interest of fair disclosure, should tell its
audiences that Emerson is a Zionist Jew who has a track
record of lies, white lies and damn lies. Israel is his "god"
and anyone who supports resistance to Israel is a terrorist
as far as Emerson is concerned.
America's elite Jews are out to mislead the American people.
They hide under seemingly mainstream names. Imagine Steven
Emerson being a Jew! Who would know that this may well be an
Emerstein, not an Emerson.
THE BLESSED MONTH OF RAMADAN 1428
(Press release to announce Ramadan by Imam Ali Siddiqui,
California Muslim Institute, 7153 Twinspur Ct., Corona Valley,
CA 92880, Phone: 951-734-4599, email:
1.9 billion Muslims around the world will celebrate their
holiest month of Ramadan starting Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.
During this month, healthy Muslim adults will observe fasting
during the daylight hours. Muslim fasting is a total
abstention from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk for 29
or 30 days of the month of Ramadan. In addition, avoiding
immoral behavior and anger and showing compassion are part of
the requirements of the fast. The purpose of fasting is
manifold. Allah (God Almighty) mentions in the Holy Qur'an
that fasting is prescribed for the believers as it was
prescribed for the people before them, so that they may
acquire self control and God-consciousness (Qur'an 2:183).
Therefore, the purpose of fasting is to develop self-control,
God-consciousness, improved health (by reducing or eliminating
impurities from the body), and awareness of the plight of the
poor, hungry, and the sick. Ramadan is a month of spiritual
consciousness and high sense of social responsibility. The
fulfillment of one's obligations during this month is rewarded
by 70 times.
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, which include a
proclaiming of faith, salaat (praying five times a day),
zakaat (the right of the poor on the wealth of the financially
able), fasting during the month of Ramadan, and hajj (the
once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to the Ka'aba). It is an
obligation on every adult and healthy Muslim to fast during
the month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan is also the month
in which the Holy Qur'an was sent down from the seventh level
of heaven to the first level, from where it was revealed to
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in segments over a 23
year period. It is a very joyous occasion for the Muslims of
the world. They fast during the day, pray, and read Qur'an
during part of the night. There is a special night called the
Night of Power, which is mentioned in the Qur'an (Chapter 97),
as a night of mercy and light. Worship undertaken on this
night is better than the worship of 1,000 months. On this
night, Muhammad was chosen by Allah as the Messenger of Allah
and Qur'an was sent to the first level of heaven. During this
night, Allah sends down an army of special angels, under the
leadership of Archangel Gabriel, who go to every nook and
cranny of the earth to pray for the mercy of Allah (the God
Almighty) and salvation of the believers.
Unlike common calendar, which is Solar based, Islamic calendar
is Lunar based. It does not mean that Muslims worship moon. It
is another way to count days of the month and the year. Like
all Islamic months, Ramadan, ninth lunar month, begins after
the sighting of the crescent—not the new moon. The probability
of seeing the Ramadan crescent is highest on Wednesday,
September 12, 2007, just after sunset on the Western horizon.
The population of Muslims in the U.S. is estimated at 7
million, of which about 1 million live in the Southern
California. All healthy Muslim adults including homemakers,
school-going kids around the age of 13, factory workers,
businessmen, and others will be fasting. Your Muslim neighbors
will be getting up very early to eat theirsahoor, or pre-dawn
meal, before starting their fast. So, don't get alarmed if you
hear lot of noise next door. School staff has to show
understanding and consideration towards Muslim students
fasting during the month of Ramadan from Sept. 13, 2007 to
Oct. 11, 2007. They should be assigned alternate activities
instead of strenuous gym activities. Physicians should also
understand that their Muslim patients might be fasting.
Prescriptions should be administered so that they may be
taken with the patient's pre-dawn or post-sunset meals.
However, if the patients' life may be in jeopardy, explain it
to the patients or seek help from a Muslim Chaplain at a local
hospital, (like Imam Ali Siddiqui, 951-734-4599,
Siddiqui@aol.com, a Hospital Chaplain in Southern California)
or an Imam/director of a local Musjid/Islamic Center.
According to Muslim physicians, there are some physiological
benefits from Muslim fasting (total abstention from food and
liquids) including lowering of blood sugar, lowering of
cholesterol and lowering of systolic blood pressure.
At the completion of month of Fasting, Muslims all over the
world celebrate their Eid al-Fitr holiday. It is the biggest
Muslim holiday. It is a true thanksgiving for a Muslim
believer for having the opportunity to obey Allah (the God
Almighty) by observing Fasting. It is celebrated on the first
day of tenth lunar month, Shaw'waal. This year, it will be on
Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. The holiday begins with Muslims putting
on their best preferably new clothes and going to the Eid
congregation. Eid congregations are very large gatherings of
Muslim men, women, and children across the country. You can
witness these gathering at local Convention Centers, Fair
grounds, and/or Community Parks. Afterwards, people greet each
other with hugs and handshakes. The children receive gifts of
money and toys. After the congregation, Muslims visit each
other at their homes and hold lunches or dinners for family
and friends. Don't be surprised if you are invited to an Eid
dinner or Eid celebration by your Muslim neighbor or friend.
Please do accept such an invitation. The hospitality,
friendliness, and variety of international Muslim cuisine
will pleasantly surprise you. Greetings of Ramadan,
The local police and other law enforcement agencies should
take extra precautions, during this month around the local
masjid/ mosque/Islamic Center and where the Eid Congregation
will be held, for the safety of Muslims and their facilities.
The Muslim Communities across the nation appreciate the local
police officers and the law enforcement agencies for doing
such a great job for their safety. Muslim Communities are also
thankful of volunteers from many faiths who have provided
support and vigilance. Thank you! May Allah, the Creator,
look after you in your hour of need. Amen!
P.S. Muslims should call the local masjid for the beginning
and end of Ramadan.
WAR NEWS: from our Media Monitor
INDIA at WAR: Sends 12,000 more Troops to Kashmir.
Biggest Ammo Depot Blown Up: 5 days of Explosions
India's army chief J.J. Singh declared on India's anniversary,
Aug. 15, that there is no question of Indian army withdrawal
from Kashmir or any reduction of troops. He announced that
12,000 more troops are being sent to the occupied
India's forgotten war against the people of Kashmir continues
on a daily basis. Usually the news consists of Indian
atrocities against the Muslim population, especially against
Islamic teachers whom India sees as inspiring the spirit of
Jihad. The people's view of Indian rule became apparent on
India's anniversary, August 15, which the Kashmiri people
observed as a day of sorrow, mourning and protest in all the
cities, towns and villages of occupied Kashmir.
Just before India's anniversary, the Kashmiri people had
something to cheer about. The biggest Indian Army ammunition
storage dump, outside Srinagar, was blown up. The
cataclysmic fires and explosions which followed continued for
5 days, August 13 to 17. Scores of Indian troops were killed
in the vicinity of the ammunition dump. Hizbul Mujahideen
has taken credit for the attack.
On August 20 there was a prolonged gun battle between Indian
troops and mujahideen of Lashkar-e-Taiba in the
Shopian area in which five Indian troops were killed
and 2 mujahideen martyred.
The same day, there were three explosions in an Indian army
training ground in the Bandipura area in which one
soldier was killed and 25 wounded.
PAKISTAN: Northern Areas Rising Up in Response to Massacre
of Muslim Women in Jamia Hafsa: Battle in South Waziristan.
August 17, 2007: In an attempt to stop Gen. Musharraf's
atrocities against the people of Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa,
the Supreme Court released Asma, the heroic daughter of
Maulana Abdul Aziz, and 21 male students from Musharraf's
custody. The same day, Musharraf's troops once more barred
worshippers from entering the Red Mosque for Friday prayers,
an action seen as sacrilege by Muslims.
August 17. South Waziristan is up in arms. Islamic
fighters attacked a heavily armed Pakistan army camp
temporarily set up in the Sarikoi village. The battle raged
for hours. The Pak army has admitted that it lost 7 troops
killed and 11 wounded. In the Pakistani counterattack, with
helicopters and artillery, 15 Islamic fighters were martyred.
The same day, a martyrdom operator hit a military convoy in
the Tunk area. Pakistani losses were heavy but only 5
wounded have been admitted.
In the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, Pakistani
troops killed 4 Islamists trying to escape in a car. One of
them was an Uzbek, one an Arab and 2 were Pakistanis.
August 20: In the Hangu area, west of Kohat, in Tal
Tehsil on Kurram road: A martyrdom operator hit a Pakistan
army convoy. Pakistani losses were heavy. The army has
admitted 7 killed and 12 wounded. The entire area has been
sealed off by the military.
In the city of Dera Ismail Khan, a sharpshooter killed
a Pakistan army intelligence officer standing in a line of
civilians waiting for a bus. No one else was hurt.
In Chiniot [in Punjab], a known prostitution house was
blown up by attackers using a grenade. A known prostitute was
killed and 4 wounded seriously. Journalists visiting the
wreck saw condoms scattered on the floor. [Ed. note: Islamic
Law prohibits fornication and adultery and gives deterrent
punishments for open activity of this kind. Under General
Musharraf, such corruption has become widespread.]
[Chiniot and D.I. Khan are "settled" areas quite far from the
HELP for IRAN: In the Blida area [not too far from
Turbat in Baluchistan], Pakistani forces captured 17
members of an Islamic group known as Jundullah and
recovered 20 Iranian nationals from them. Jundullah has been
fighting Iran's attempts to impose its own brand of Islam on
the people of Zahedan and adjoining areas.
AFGHANISTAN: by New Trend Media Researcher
Taliban Score Heavily: Islamic Leaders' Explain Aims.
August 18, 2007: In some of the heaviest fighting of the war,
Taliban successfully ambushed U.S. troops in Nangarhar
province. At least 10 U.S. troops and their interpreter were
killed by a skilful guerrilla force of the wily
In the Singin area of Helmand province, a British force
fell into a Taliban ambush and lost one killed and 5 wounded.
However the British successfully launched a counterattack,
killing 7 Taliban.
August 17: Near Kandahar, fighters bent on revenge
entered a local governor appointed by Karzai and killed him
and his three grown children. A NATO force panicked and wildly
opened fire on the people in general killing 5 Afghan
civilians and wounding three. NATO later apologized for the
atrocity and promised food and money to the victims' families.
August 17: Mullah Umar, the legendary Islamic leader of
the Taliban, gave a message to the Afghan people urging them
to unite, rise up and expel the occupation forces of NATO and
the U.S. He was speaking from his place of concealment on the
occasion of the 88th anniversary of the independence of
Afghanistan from the British. He also admonished his own
fighters to be careful in their attacks so as not to injure
civilians. [The U.S. has placed a bounty of $50 million on
his head since 2001. Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan
consider him the nearest, in our times, in charisma and piety
to the Sahaba, the Companions of the Prophet, pbuh.]
Gulbuddin Hikmatyar, leader of Hizb Islami which
supports Taliban, also in hiding and with a $10 million bounty
on his head, spoke to a private Pakistani media outlet. He
said that he is in Afghanistan, not in Pakistan. He added that
no one from outside is helping the Taliban and the resistance
in general. He categorically rejected the U.S. story that
Pakistan is helping or Iran is helping. We are winning very
slowly because we do not have outside help and have to use our
resources carefully, he said. Osama, Ayman al-Zawahiri and
Mullah Umar are alive and well, he said. He validated
martyrdom operations from Islamic viewpoint if carried out
carefully without harming civilians. [Hikmatyar had taken
refuge in Iran before 9.11. He left when he found that Iran
was supporting the U.S. He seems to have re-organized his
support base, mostly in the strategic areas southeast
Islam in the United Arab Emirates [UAE]:
An Introductory Article: Will it allow Islam to Blossom?
Mohammad Al Assadi
Al Salaam Aleikum: in a look at Islam at the UAE one cannot
help but to notice the number of Masjids/Muslim's Houses of
worship, and also their beautiful design. One also can clearly
notice that the number of Muslims who pray is reasonable, but
small in comparison to the total number of Muslims, and one
stands amazed at how non-Arabs may be also present in houses
where the khutba (speech) is given in Arabic.
Though the UAE is trying to help in providing houses of
worship that give speeches in English and other languages
like Malyalam (Kerala/India), we also see some centers
providing Urdu like a center at Sharjah called: Tableighi
Center, which tries to make available many languages.
However this group is closed to its members world wide, making
Tableigh (teaching) of Islam only to Muslims, missing on the
true meaning of the word: Tableigh, which means reaching
Though the UAE does not create any problems for worshipers to
attend the houses of worship, but the UAE has an Iron grip
over what is being given in those houses in Friday speeches,
and they do not allow anyone with good knowledge to share.
Also if anyone tries to speak with any amount of freedom, he
is expelled even from the country never to be allowed to
Yes, the UAE is wonderful about building houses, not in
allowing the building of the minds of Muslims, or the
correction of the huge wrong the mainstream of Islam has
Though the UAE may remind us Muslims of the wonderful days of
Old when houses used to be built in numbers, but the UAE is
the furthest from allowing creative Islam to act like it used
to be in the great days of Baghdad. The UAE fears what the
West may do if they allow Muslims to return to the Golden
days. The UAE is trying to be the first in everything. I
wonder if their attitude will change about Islam in allowing
creative Muslims freedom of speech; also help them organize
in a way to educate Muslims against Terrorism and wrong
understanding of Islam, like the issue about Jihad the way
Allah loves it, instead of all those heavy restriction they
force over every creative Muslim mind.
Yes, this part of the world may be a wonderful place to return
to the glory of Islam. It may as well stay as it is now, just
another place as many like it, nothing special about it. Even
if they are thinking to be the first and the best, about Islam
they are still far from being so as long as they have huge
restrictions and stopping the creative among us Muslims. Yes,
the UAE has a choice, it may move to be the next Golden age
for Islam, reasonable Islam that educates, or just stay as a
place not so special, but is like any other all over the
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