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Sha'ban 17, 1428. August 30, 2007. #67.
Special Report: Korean Muslims played key role in release of
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Large Muslim Crowd Confronts Indian Police
LATEST from INDIA: On August 30, 2007 large numbers of Muslims
clashed with police for several hours in Agra, not too far
from the Taj Mahal. Early that morning, when Muslim crowds
were returning from prayers related to the month of Sha'ban,
they were hit by a truck driver coming down a road where
trucks are not allowed. Four young Muslims were killed in
Large crowds of Muslims then gathered to protest, fought the
police, burned that truck and several others. The police
opened fire killing one more Muslim and injuring 30. The
unarmed crowds threw bricks and stones at the police injuring
50 policemen, including a senior officer, many of
Curfew has been imposed by the Indian government on Agra and
surrounding areas. [India earns huge tourism profits from the
Taj Mahal located in the area which along with other
architectural wonders was built by Muslim rulers of India.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News}, P.O. Box 10881, Baltimore, MD
21234 [3 items only]
Press Release: Katrina tragedy:
The Real Issue is Institutional Racism
August 29, 2007: The corporate media let loose with a barrage
of propaganda on the second anniversary of the devastation of
New Orleans in which more than 1600 people lost their lives.
What was lost in the plethora of charitable activity, reform,
political stories was the crux of the matter:
A entire city was abandoned because the people left behind
were old, weak, poor and/or Black. Two years later, the city
has still not been rebuilt completely. Contrast with $2
billion spent ever WEEK in Iraq in a war backed by Israel and
opposed by 60% of the American people.
Black leaders have not been allowed to appear on the mass
media to speak about Katrina. The most outstanding leader of
the community, Minister Louis Farrakhan, is the best speaker
on the issue. Why was he not interviewed?
OUTREACH: Jamaat Reminds Muslims of the High Profile
Prisoners who will Spend Ramadan in American Gulag
On August 24, 2007 Jamaat al-Muslimeen gave its new mass
publicity card on Muslim political prisoners to 62 people at
an Islamic Center known as ISWA in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The card, large size, profiles Imam Jamil al-Amin, Shaikh Omar
Abdel Rahman and
Ahmed Abdel Sattar
on side and Dr. Ali Timimi and Masoud Khan on the other.
Let us know if you would like to get copies of the card for
distribution. Email to:
Calls to Sovereign Bank which closed Sis. Lisa's Account
Jamaat al-Muslimeen thanks readers who called Sovereign Bank
to protest the closing of the accounts of Sis. Lisa Sattar
and her son Ali. This is the pious family of Ahmed 'Abdel
Sattar. That's their only "crime." Under Israeli rule, USA
is becoming like the Soviet Union, targeting the families of
The best call was made by a sister who asked Kathleen Fiumara,
who heads the security department of the bank: "You are
Japanese. Don't you remember what they did to Japanese
citizens during the war? You should be the last person
discriminating against a Muslim family."
More calls are needed. Please call Kathleen Fiumara of
Sovereign Bank at: 617-533-1409. Leave a message if she does
not pick up.
[Sis. Lisa is a "white" Muslimah from Chicago. She is
hijabi and works every day to keep her family together
after her husband Ahmad was railroaded for opposing the
Our America: from NT's Media Monitor [2 items]
"Muslim" Zionists versus Jewish Zionists:
Charges & Complaints
August 29, 2007: As usual, on Fox TV, Steve Emerson was
attacking CAIR. He was put on the defensive by Mr. Colmes,
the "good cop" of the Hannity and Colmes Show who vigorously
CAIR is a bunch of "Muslim" Zionists which claims that it
represents the Muslims of America although it exists only in
a few mosques where the very rich segments of the Muslims of
America are in control. CAIR is a staunch supporter of
Israel. Recently some of its "leaders" helped elect Keith
Ellison, a staunch supporter of Israel. Ellison, who claims
to be a Muslim, spent his August 2007 holidays in Israel. His
campaign began from a synagogue.
Does CAIR have anything to do with ISLAM. No! It has ignored
the oppression of America's Muslims by the U.S. government.
In many cases, it sided with the regime against innocent
Muslims. Its racism shows through in many cases where the
Black community is involved. Note its response to the Haitian
Muslims who were arrested in Florida and the Trinidadian and
Guyanese Muslims accused in the JFK airport "case."
Steve Emerson, Jewish scum that he is, wants Jewish Zionists
to be the only servants of the regime. It burns him up that
CAIR is coddled and loved by the people in power. CAIR pokes
him in the eye by pointing out that it is in bed with the
regime. Here is a quote from CAIR's program information for
its hotel bash in May 2007:
"Attendees at CAIR-OK's May 12th banquet, themed 'American
Muslims: Connecting & Sharing,' included representatives from
the FBI, local and state government officials and
[See more in the next New Trend. CAIR is CLOSELY allied to
Jewish groups, in its own words.]
From the Court in Miami:
Jose Padilla's Conviction: Uncovering the Fraud of the
only Evidence Provided by the Regime
As New Trend reported earlier, three Muslims have been
convicted on the most ridiculous claims of "terrorist links."
The main accused, Jose Padilla, a Hispanic convert to Islam,
was convicted on the basis of an application form for
membership in al-Qaida which he allegedly filled out.
Now comes the funny part. There is no signature on the form!
The government claims that Padilla's fingerprints are on the
form. However, as the defense attorney noticed, the
fingerprints are only on the FRONT and the BACK of the
application form. The defense noticed that if Padilla had
opened the form to fill it out, his finger prints would have
been on the INSIDE pages too. It looks like the FBI handed
the form to Padilla and thus got his fingerprints on it.
FUNNIER and funnier: The defense noticed that there are THREE
different handwritings on the form. Yet the form was accepted
as evidence and was used to convict Padilla. [See more in our
News Directly Related to Islam
The Silence of Muslim Rulers at Threat to Attack Makkah
Speaking to a big Friday prayer gathering at Mansoorah
[Lahore, Pakistan] gathering, Jamaat-e-Islami's top leader
Qazi Hussain Ahmed castigated the Pakistani government for
its silence over a U.S. presidential candidate's threat to
attack the holiest cities of Islam, Makkah and Madinah. He
said, Musharraf regime's hands are red with the blood of
innocent Muslims in Lal Masjid, Bajaur and frontier villages,
yet the U.S. wants him to do more. He urged Pakistanis to
change their lifestyles and prepare to face the assault on
Islam and the Muslim world.
Pak Leader warns of Cataclysmic Islamic Response if U.S.
August 25, 2007: Speaking in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad,
Imran Khan, leader of the Justice Party, warned the U.S.
against loose talk about attacking the blessed city of Makkah
where the holy Ka'aba is located. He said that such attack
would result in a global Islamic riposte by the 1.8 billion
Muslims of the world. Such foolishness by the U.S., he said,
would turn countless millions of Muslims into martyrdom
operators ["suicide bombers"] against the U.S.
Imran Khan was an extremely popular cricketer who woke up to
the truths of Islam and is now a devotee of Allah and
passionately critical of U.S. aggression in Muslim lands.
He has attracted a large and growing following from young
people who were westernized like him but now want to
Iran Gives Official Rebuke to Swedish Ambassador after
Publication of Islamic Hating Cartoon
On August 18, a Swedish newspaper published a cartoon meant
to insult and denigrate the best of men, Muhammad, peace and
blessings of Allah be on him. On August 25, a delegation of
60 Muslims from across Sweden demonstrated in front of the
office of the hatemongering newspaper. On August 27, the
government of Iran called in the head of the Swedish
Consulate in Tehran and officially rebuked Sweden for its
President Ahmedinejad says that the people of Sweden, and of
Europe, are not hostile to Islam. He added that Zionist
elements hidden in the media have perpetrated this shameful
new hate crime against Islam as the cartoonists of Denmark
had done earlier. Islam cannot be defeated by such tactics
but this abuse does show the Zionist mindset, he said.
"Abeer was Iraq, and Iraq is Abeer."
U.S. Muslims' Memorial for 14-Year Old Abeer, Gang-Raped by
U.S. Troops, Challenges Silence of Western Feminists
by Nadrat Siddique
[This was the introductory statement by the chairperson of
the historic Abeer Memorial Vigil at Freedom Square,
Washington, DC, on August 19, 2007.]
In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Good afternoon and as-salaam alaikom wa rahmatullah, brothers
On behalf of the Abeer Qassim Hamza Memorial Committee, I'd
like to welcome all of you. The memorial today is the result
of a grassroots effort at its best and we are grateful for
the help and support of many, many wonderful, caring people,
who were touched by the terrible tragedy endured by Abeer.
In particular, I would like to thank:
Imam Badi Ali (Islamic Center of the Triad); Anne Arundel
Peace Action; Heather Bishop; Br. Aquil Culpepper (Jamaat
al-Muslimeen - Philadelphia); Jamaat al-Muslimeen -
Baltimore; Masjid Al-Islam; Ken Meyercord (Fairfax Public
Access Channel); New Trend Magazine; Br. Bilal Siraj; Br.
Adil Zaman; and last but not least: Br. ---- Zaman for
formulating the idea of holding this important
More importantly, I'd like to thank all of you for being here,
and ensuring that our sister's name is not forgotten.
When I was first asked to become involved in the Abeer
memorial, I thought to myself, well Abeer has been dead for
1.5 years, why is her case relevant now? So many comparable
or worse things have happened since then. As I thought about
it, I realized that remembering Abeer was important on
For one, the case demonstrates the hypocrisy of major sectors
of the feminist movement in the West.
These feminists vociferously condemn honor killings in Pakistan.
They censured the Taliban's attempts to prevent women from
wearing lipstick, or from traveling to certain areas.
They are angry that Iran's revolutionary guard gently remind
women to wear headscarf in public places.
They are furious that privileged Pakistani women mightn't be
allowed to run through the streets of Lahore wearing shorts.
But the same Western feminists could care less about a
fourteen year-old, Muslim female child, raped, murdered, and
burned by U.S. troops. They did not raise their voices for
her, for her mother, or for her little sister. Their concern
for women's rights was limited to those cases which could
portray Islam and Muslims as barbaric and therefore worthy
of annihilation. The Western feminist movement, like the
corporate media, very often endorses and sometimes even
spearheads U.S. foreign policy, which claims the lives of
thousands of Muslims. So, we should not allow their hypocrisy
to go unchallenged.
The second reason why Abeer's case is important is that it
raises the question: Why are Muslim heroes, martyrs, and
victims rapidly forgotten, discounted, labeled as terrorists,
while the deceased from the other side are honored and
remembered time and time again?
Anne Frank is remembered.
9-11 victims are remembered.
Pearl Harbor victims are remembered.
Jewish Holocaust victims are remembered.
Even Rachel Corrie is, from time to time, remembered (and I
was pleased to hear that aMy name is Rachel Corrie is slowly
but surely making some headway.)
But not Abeer. The U.S. media and the Pentagon would prefer
that we forgot about her.
Even though she had clearly suffered, even though she was
clearly as innocent as a newborn babe, even though they
could not label her as a terrorist as they wish to do with
our martyrs, the corporate media seemed determined not to
remember her, perhaps because of what her case said of the
U.S. occupation of the independent sovereign nation of Iraq.
And were it not for the efforts of those like my esteemed
brother ----, it is certain that her name would rapidly have
vanished from the collective memory of Muslims and
One thing I'd like to make very clear: The organizers of this
event did not see the depredation visited on Abeer as merely
an attack on an Iraqi girl. Or even as simply an attack on
Muslims or on Arabs. We recognize that what happened to Abeer
happened to black woman endlessly in the course of 500 years
of enslavement. We know that the imperialists are so
practiced at dehumanizing the Arab peoples they occupy today
primarily because they had plenty of practice on Africans
throughout the slave trade. What happened to Abeer was a
consequence of imperialism and racism, a de-humanization not
so different than that visited on Assata Shakur, former
Black Panther Party member, as she lay wounded in police
custody after her capture on the New Jersey Turnpike. She
was bleeding profusely and near death, yet the cops punched
and kicked her, as if she were an animal.
This beautiful and courageous black woman, Assata, wrote one
of my favorite poems, called Affirmation, which my friends
are probably tired of hearing but which I'll share with you.
Assata is, off course, addressing the situation in this
hemisphere, but the poem reads as if it might have been
written about Iraq or even written by Abeer:
I believe in life.
And i have seen the death parade
march through the torso of the earth,
sculpting mud bodies in its path.
I have seen the destruction of the daylight,
and seen bloodthirsty maggots
prayed to and saluted.
I have been locked by the lawless.
Handcuffed by the haters.
Gagged by the greedy.
And, if i know any thing at all,
it's that a wall is just a wall
and nothing more at all.
It can be broken down.
Abeer al-Janabi was a very special little girl. Abeer was
Iraq, and Iraq is Abeer.
Abeer was tortured by the sounds of her family being murdered
before she herself was killed.
Iraq was tortured, watching its population slowly dying under
U.N. sanctions for over a decade before the
Abeer was violated by criminals much stronger than her.
Iraq is violated by criminals much stronger than her.
Abeer was killed in cold blood.
Iraq is killed in cold blood, the infrastructure, which are
its life-line, ablated.
Abeer's body is burning
Iraq is burning.
We shall not forget Abeer. And we shall not forget Iraq, as
it was forgotten during the sanctions period.
As we remember Abeer today, and call attention to the
suffering of the Iraqi people, I'd like you to think about
the conditions in that country right now. In the early part
of August, reports were that major parts of Baghdad had no
running water for six days. Now this is in a city of six
million people. Daily high temperatures there have ranged
from 115 to 120 degrees. The tiny amount of water dripping
through the pipes is causing many of those who must drink it
to suffer acute intestinal illness. The reason given for this
is that not enough electricity is available to run Baghdad's
water pumps. However the Green Zone, which houses the
occupation authority and their mercenaries, do not have any
such problem with electricity or running water. Shortage of
basic necessities like power and water have been the order of
the day from the onset of the occupation, and this is the
backdrop against which the savage attack on Abeer took place.
CNN: Amanpour's Clever "Errors"
"God's Warriors" Unfairly Compared Islamic Resistance to
In the next issue, New Trend will present Imam Badi Ali's
devastating analysis of the positive coverage Amanpour gave
to the so-called Muslim Brotherhood [Ikhwan] of Egypt.
Who can deny that Islam is resisting U.S.-British occupation
of Iraq, NATO's occupation of Afghanistan, Israel's settler
colonialism in Palestine and Zionist attempts to destroy
Sudan and Somalia along with India's 700,000 troops in
Kashmir and the Russian army in Chechnya.
August 21-23, with a repeat on August 25: CNN's "God's
Warriors" [starring Christiane Amanpour, notorious for her
CIA association] tried to compare the global Islamic
resistance to the bigotry of Christian cults in America and
the blood lust of Israeli settlers in Palestine. Do they have
anything in common? The very assumption is absurd.
Amanpour's show lacked the foundation required for a
discussion of the Middle East. The central issue is the
implantation of a terrorist entity known as Israel in the
Muslim heartland. Amanpour refused to discuss the issue of
the Jewish presence' legitimacy.
Censorship: Jews will not Permit the Slightest Criticism
of the Holohoax
[Michelle Malkin, Fox TV, and Christopher Hitchens, CNN, camp
followers of Zionism, defend the desecration of the Qur'an as
an act of freedom of expression. Not a peep out of them about
a writer being pursued from Austria to Spain and
Austrian Writer Arrested in Spain for 'Holocaust Denial'
Spanish police on Thursday arrested a right-wing writer and
publisher wanted in his home country of Austria for repeatedly
denying the existence of the Jewish Holocaust and the use of
gas chambers, officials said. Gerd Honsik was arrested in the
southern city of Malaga, a police spokeswoman said. No more
details on his arrest were immediately available. Honsik had
fled to Spain after being convicted in 1992 in Austria of
neo-Nazi activities and sentenced to one year in prison for
writings that defended Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
Letter: Helpful Booklet to Reinforce Jamaat al-Muslimeen's
Boycott of Pro-Israel Businesses
In reference to the excellent work being done by the Sister
regarding the boycott of companies supporting Israel, I
wanted to share something that I've found very useful. I
work in a supermarket and we have a section near the entrance
for those free car, employment, real estate, etc. catalogs.
About once every couple months, someone drops off a stack of
the "Jewish-Israeli Yellow Pages", so I have decent list of
businesses to boycott lovingly prepared by the
They can be obtained for free online at:
Hope your day is blessed, and may Allah reward you all for
your great work!
Sayf [New Jersey]
Letter: Muslim Truck Driver Facing Serious Intolerance
As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah!
I pray that this communique will find you safe and enjoying
life to it's fullest. Just wanted to give you an up-date on
my situation with TSA/DHS....things seem to be coming to a
head. I request that you keep me in your prayers and if you
know of anyone that might have a similar situation please put
them in contact with me.
Enclosed please find the URL to my blog with the latest
article carried by UPI....
None of us are free, if one of us is chained!
If we don't say it's wrong.....then we say it's right!
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you
- Voltaire, philosopher (1694-1778)
Korean Muslims Played Key Role in Release of missionaries
taken captive by Taliban
August 30,31: The Taliban Islamic movement released all the
Korean missionaries whom they had captured in a daring attack
on the Ghazni highway. Two male missionaries were executed
during the onset of the captivity. The captives were in grave
danger because the Taliban see South Korea as a close ally of
the U.S. which has killed hundreds of Afghan civilians in
bombing campaigns by the U.S. air force.
On August 27, a delegation of the Korean Muslim Federation,
led by the Imam of the Central Mosque of Seoul, Imam Salman
Li Haing, arrived in Peshawar [Pakistan] and met Islamic
leaders and MMA members of the National Assembly. A Pakistani
merchant living in Korea, Zulfiqar Ali Khan, helped the
delegation. The delegation told Maulana Samiul Haq [head of
a big madressa sympathetic to the Taliban] and MMA leaders
that 35,000 Koreans have embraced Islam and they would
appreciate if the Taliban release the Christian missionaries.
[Source: Urdu daily Ummat.]
It appears that the female South Korean captives were
treated like guests by the Taliban and were given colorful
veils to hide themselves from the men.
2007-08-31 Fri 21:11:53 cdt