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Ramadan 12, 1428. September 25, 2007. #74
The Jena 6 case received huge publicity, but a much worse case
of NAKED RACISM has been covered up after initial reporting by
CNN. Why? Black women's rights don't matter?
Please scroll all the way down.
This is horrible. Please do not let children read this.
Ramadan Thoughts: Essential to Islam:
" Expound openly what you are commanded, and turn away from
those who associate others with Allah, for sufficient are We
for thee against those who scoff." [The Qur'an 15:94-95]
"Be in the world as though you are a stranger or a traveler."
[Prophet Muhammad's, peace be on him, Hadith narrated by ibn
Sahih of Bukhari
Important Anniversaries in September:
One positive, one negative.
1. Syed Abul 'Ala Maudoodi passed away on September 22.
He laid the foundations for the modern Islamic movement in
Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Inspired by the era of
Muhammad, pbuh, and the Sahaba, r.a., he taught that Islam is
a complete way of life with its own unique political and
economic system. He was anti-sectarian and consistently took
on the military regimes in Pakistan.
2. Sabra and Shatilla: September 16-18 was the
anniversary of the horrendous massacre of Palestinian refugees
by the right-wing extremist Phalange in Lebanon under the
supervision of Israel's leader Sharon. Unarmed men, women and
children were ruthlessly slaughtered. Israel is yet to be
brought to trial for one of its worst atrocities in its long
history of crimes against humanity.
Our America: by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
President Ahmedinejad Trounced Jewish-Zionist Groups: Bad
Mannered Hosts Hoisted.
Spiritual Heir of Imam Khomeini's Wisdom Taught the Js
September 24, 2007 was a day of drama and abuse in New York.
The President of Iran spoke at Columbia University, the
academic stronghold of Israel in New York, which announces
proudly that it is the World Center of Jewish Studies. Over
800 of its alumni live in Israel.
Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University, made a long
speech of his own before the President of Iran could speak.
Bollinger showed that he lacks the qualities of
professionalism and intellectual honesty required of a
university man. He rolled out a list of allegations, insults
and abuse, half-truths and outright lies aimed at the main
speaker. Bollinger wanted to make sure that Ahmedinajad's
message would not be heard objectively by the audience. It
was an odious performance; all the attacks lacked context and
made Bollinger sound like the CNN clown Glen Beck who hogs an
entire TV channel to insult and abuse Muslims. Bollinger's
tirade brings into question the academic standards prevalent
at Columbia University.
Ahmedinejad's replies were restrained, measured, sedate but
devastating for Bollinger and his crew. Here we summarize
some of his responses:
On "do you want to wipe out Israel?" The real issue is
PALESTINE whose people have been dispossessed for 60 years.
They should decide what happens in Palestine.
On Iran's nuclear program: U.S. with its huge arsenal of
nuclear weapons should not be trying to stop Iran's peaceful
nuclear program. Is it right for the U.S.-Israel to have a
monopoly of WMDs?
On "Do you deny the 'holocaust.' ? It has been researched and
documented." The issue should be researched further. Scholarly
research is a continuing process. Research should not be
stopped even in absolute sciences like Physics and Math. How
can it be stopped in a socially relevant issue like
[Bollinger is so ignorant of the 'holocaust' claims made by
his own side that he used 1930 as the date for the start of
the 'holocaust.' Ahmedinejad corrected him. The date as given
by the Jews themselves is in the 1940s. Bollinger was off by
Why are European scholars who critique the 'holocaust' put in
prison if the facts are beyond debate?
Iran has nothing against Jews. Iranian Jews are living
happily and are represented in the body politic of Iran
Let's suppose the holocaust story is true. Why should
Palestinians have to pay for what happened in Europe?
"Don't you support terrorism?" Iran is the victim of
terrorism. Terrorists wiped out the entire Iranian leadership
at one time. These same terrorists [referring to the MKO] were
given refuge in the U.S. and even now are being protected by
the U.S. in Iraq.
About 9.11: He wanted to show his sympathy for the victims'
families. He urged that the root causes of the event
Islamic culture in Iran does not recognize organized
homosexual movements. [The Jewish crowd laughed outright at
this. Their religious leaders have already deviated from
their holy books on this issue.]
On women: In Islamic Iran, women today have more
representation at every level of socio-political and economic
life than they ever had before.
Ed. note on homosexuality in Iran: Two homosexuals were
executed for homosexual rape. In Islam, rape is a capital
crime, whether it is homosexual or heterosexual rape. ISLAM
is the ONLY religion which protects women against rape by
viewing it as a crime against humanity and an act of war
against Allah Almighty Himself. The punishment for rape is
given in the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.
New Trend's editorial comment: As we have shown repeatedly,
Iran wants to be friends with the U.S. In both Iraq and
Afghanistan, Iran is cooperating with the U.S. Only the
Zionist lobby is busy trying to stop normalization of
relations. For Israel, any kind of competition is to be
rejected and U.S. Jews use the power of the corporate media,
which is more or less the VOICE of ISRAEL, for this purpose.
Ahmedinejad accepted humiliation and abuse but was able to
show how weak the Zionist cause really is. No wonder the
Zionists impose media CENSORSHIP on all their opponents.
People like Hannity [Fox TV], Glen Beck [CNN Prime], Anderson
[CNN] were simply out of control, belting out abuse and
propaganda against the Iranian President. The prize goes to
Prof. David Horowitz who said on Fox TV that Ahmedinejad is
leading a "worldwide movement to EXTERMINATE the Jews."
Anyone willing to tell lies against Muslims is welcome on TV.
This same fool, Horowitz, has announced a crusade against
"Islamo-Fascism" in extreme right wing enclaves on college
campuses across America.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
National Islamic Shoora to Meet on October 20
Secretary General: Sis. Karen English
Masjid Committee: Sis. Ashira Na'im
Midde East Analyst: Imam Badi Ali
Ameer: Kaukab Siddique
Local Admin. & Security: Br. Aqeel
Inshallah, on October 2007, the National Shoora of Jamaat
al-Muslimeen will meet at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.
Delegates have been confirmed, inshallah, from California,
Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, North Carolina, Maryland,
Pennsylvania and New York.
Evaluation of Jamaat policies.
Mobilization of support for Muslim political prisoners.
Analysis of Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Cooperation and coordination with U.S. communities.
The Tragedy of Ahmed Abdel Sattar:
Egyptian-American Political Prisoner
By New Trend Staff
The case of Ahmed Abdel Sattar should be a matter of
serious concern for all Americans. It is the classic case of
the U.S. government targeting a U.S. citizen merely because
he is an opponent of a client regime of the White House.
Who is Ahmed Abdel Sattar?
Originally from Egypt, Ahmed is an unassuming, humble U.S.
citizen, who worked honestly and diligently for the U.S.
Postal Service in New York . He was never involved in
criminal activity of any kind. In fact, he was known in his
community for his piety and virtue, and no one—friend or
foe—ever accused him of any underhanded or crooked activities.
A long-time community activist, he was deeply involved in his
local mosque in the hopes of creating a better future for the
children of his largely Egyptian community. He never preached,
instigated, or supported violence against the United States.
Ahmed had deep roots in America . Married to Lisa Sattar, an
attractive and compassionate Caucasian-American Muslim from
Chicago, Ahmed was confident that he had a future in this
land of immigrants. Lisa and Ahmed have four children: Omar
(age 19); Ali ( age 18); and twins Amina and Mohamed (age 14).
Fusion of American Democratic Values and Knowledge from the
Qur'an led to Opposition to the Egyptian Regime
As Ahmed studied the Qur'an and surveyed the Egyptian
political scene, he become an opponent of the murderous Hosni
Mubarak regime in Egypt . It seemed to him that anyone who
supported democracy and human rights should oppose such
Ahmed's Relationship with Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman
Many Americans are not aware of the cataclysmic changes which
occurred in Egypt during the ‘70s and ‘80s. These changes
included the Egyptian government's decision to recognize
Israel, against the will of the majority of Egyptian people.
The CIA had evidently infiltrated the top echelons of the
In response to this hijacking of Egyptian national policy
(and the resultant domestic crackdown on dissidents), various
Islamic groups evolved. The most successful of these was
Gamaa al-Islamiyya, known for its social work in the
Egyptian slums. Gamaa also urged its members to resist
the regime's repression, torture and murder.
Gamaa al-Islamiyya proliferated into thousands of
decentralized groups. Its spiritual leader was Dr. Sheikh
Omar Abdel Rahman, a PhD from al-Azhar University , whose
dissertation was on the meaning of jihad in the Qur'an.
The mass movement—rooted in mosques, villages, and the
poor—posed a serious challenge to Mubarak's brutal regime.
Under severe repression and after repeated arrests, Sheikh
Omar Abdel Rahman emigrated to the U.S. Blind and diabetic,
he viewed the U.S. as a place of refuge where he hoped to
live in peace, as a traditional Muslim scholar teaching the
rulings of Islam on a variety of issues. His learning won
him the admiration of thousands of American Muslims, and he
was invited to speak at mosques around the country. He did
not preach against the U.S. , but was a harsh critic of the
Mubarak regime. The era of Osama bin Laden had not begun.
Ahmed Abdel Sattar was drawn to the Shaikh, as a valuable
source of Islamic knowledge. Ahmed admired the honesty of the
Shaikh's rulings, his otherworldliness, his erudition in
Qur'an and hadith, and his opposition to the Hosni
Mubarak regime. Ahmed often disagreed with the Shaikh, but
even in disagreement, he found the Shaikh's learning
attractive and infectious. The more he listened to the
Shaikh, the more he was drawn to him. It never dawned on
Ahmed that the U.S. was being taken over by Israel, and
would no longer be a haven for opponents of regimes linked
The Arrest of Shaikh Omar
The Shaikh was eventually arrested, charged, and convicted on
trumped up charges, likely to please Hosni Mubarak, who was
disturbed by the former's growing support in the U.S. Ahmed
could hardly believe that a man of God could be arrested and
brought to trial in the Land of the Free on terrorism
charges, simply because he opposed the criminal regime of
Why is Ahmed Abdel Sattar in Prison?
The Zionists in New York wanted to 'get' Ahmed for his
unwavering efforts to mobilize support to stop violation of
the Shaikh's human rights. Initially they did not succeed,
because U.S. law did not allow a person who stands up for the
rights of a dissident to be labeled terrorist for his views.
Ahmed had lived a clean life, giving the authorities no
ammunition for their witch hunt against him.
Soon after 9-11, Ahmed's house was raided on the pretext that
there might be weapons there. None were found. Then, in April
2002, he was arrested on charges which may only be described
as absurd. The government had monitored his phone
conversations with Egyptian dissidents, in which he'd urged
opposition to Hosni Mubarak. Ahmed was kept in solitary
confinement for a year and four months. When his case finally
came up for review, the judge found there was no case of
terrorism to be made against Ahmed.
Despite this, Ahmed continued to be held without bail. Because
of his standing in the Egyptian community, upstanding members
of the community offered their homes as collateral for bail.
However, at the bail hearing, the judge accepted the
prosecution notion that Ahmed was a "flight risk." As he was
led away following the hearing, he waved to Lisa and his
children and said: "Be not afraid. Allah is with us." (Slight
abbreviation of the Prophet's (pbuh) words to Abu Bakr (r.a.)
given in Sura Taubah.) From July 2003 onwards, the government
held Ahmed without bail on frivolous charges of "soliciting
violence" and "fraud."
On October 24, 2006, Ahmed was convicted and sentenced to 28
years in prison as punishment for his phone conversations with
members of the Egyptian opposition. Sattar had been held in
solitary confinement and on 24-hour lockdown for an extended
period leading up to his conviction, and appeared pale at his
sentencing. His co-defendants, Lynne Stewart and Mohammad
Yousry were sentenced to 28 months and 20 months,
respectively. In January 2007, Sattar was moved from New York
to Colorado 's infamous Supermax, far away from family
Left without head of household, Sattar's family was hounded
and persecuted in New York . His sons were fired from their
jobs by an employer who invoked 9-11 (as if these children had
been personally involved in the event!). The bank accounts of
Lisa Sattar and the Sattar children were closed without
explanation by Sovereign Bank, where they'd banked. They were
completely and utterly abandoned by New York 's major masajid
and Majlis-e-Shura (largest Islamic organization in the New
What You Can Do
1. Stay informed of Sattar's case:
Corporate media are not covering it, so check the following
websites for updates:
2. Speak Out
The Muslim community and its friends are urged to speak out at
every opportunity—Eid gatherings, khutbas, protest rallies,
class discussions—for Ahmed. It is important to recognize that
Ahmed is a political prisoner, who is in prison for his
beliefs, and not because he has done anything wrong.
3. Write letters of concern and support to Ahmed:
Ahmed Abdel Sattar
U.S.P. Florence Admax
PO Box 8500
Florence , CO 81226
Remember to write responsibly. Do not mention
4. Contact Imam Siraj Wahhaj to ask why he is silent
on Ahmed's case:
Imam Siraj Wahhaj
1184 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Siraj Wahhaj is imam at a major New York mosque; the
Majlis-e-Shura is an Islamic organization in the New York
area. Yet they have been entirely silent on Ahmed's case.
Urge Imam Siraj Wahhaj and the Majlise-e-Shura of New York
to speak out for Ahmed's human rights, or at the very least,
to support Ahmed's innocent wife and family.
Racism Raises its Ugly Head:
CNN Showed this Once only: No Headlines
From Br. Abu Talib, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Brooklyn, NY
This happened in West Virginia, USA very recently and
yesterday, 9/12th 2007 Megan Williams was still being treated
for this in the hospital.
She was Tortured and Raped for a whole week, by Six White
individuals, Three males and Three Females
Between the ages of 20 and 49.
CNN normally does not reveal sexual assault victims' names.
But Williams, who is hospitalized, and her mother, Carmen
Williams, wanted her identity revealed.
Police said Bobby Brewster raped Williams, forced her to
lick blood and drink from a toilet, and told his mother to
kill Williams if she tried to escape.
Authorities previously said Williams was also forced
to eat rat and dog feces.
According to criminal complaints filed in the county,
Williams was assaulted, stabbed in the left leg, choked
with cords and beaten for at least a week.
When she was found, big parts of her hair had also been
torn off of her scalp.
Williams says that Alisha Burton 22 cut her ankle with
a knife while saying, "That's what we do to Niggers around
here," police records show.
"I don't understand a human being doing another human being
the way they did my daughter," Carmen Williams told The
Associated Press on Tuesday from her daughter's hospital
room. "I didn't know there were people like that out here."
Deputies received a tip and Saturday visited a home owned by
Frankie Brewster in Big Creek, West Virginia.
As the deputies spoke with a woman on the front porch, "a
female inside the residence limped toward the door with her
arms held out, saying 'Help me,' " according to a news
release from the sheriff's department.
"It's something you'd expect to see in a horror movie,
not in Logan County," Abraham said. "She was subjected
to unendurable torture down there."
The six are charged with kidnapping, sexual assault,
malicious wounding and battery. If convicted of kidnapping, a
suspect could face a sentence of up to life in prison. The
penalty for first-degree sexual assault is 15 to 35 years.
Abraham said he is seeking the maximum sentence on the
kidnapping charges. In addition to the Brewsters, the suspects
are Danny J. Combs, 20, of Harts, West Virginia; and George A.
Messer, 27, Karen Burton, 46, and her daughter, Alisha Burton,
23, all of Chapmanville, West Virginia.
"They all have previous records and have been arrested
numerous times," Sheriff W.E. Hunter said Tuesday. "They are
familiar to law enforcement."
Frankie Brewster was charged with first-degree murder in 1994,
but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in the
death of an 84-year-old woman. She was released in 2000 after
serving five years in prison, according to court records cited
by the AP.
All of the six individuals that are involved in this case
are accused of 108 different cases of crimes all combined.
All six were being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, and all
requested court-appointed attorneys, the AP reported.
Investigators are still looking for two other people suspected
of driving Williams to the home, according to the AP.
Carmen Williams had not reported her daughter missing, saying
Megan Williams often disappeared for weeks at a time.
Carmen Williams said she is "horrified" by her daughter's
injuries. "She wakes up crying, and the first thing she
hollers is 'Mommy,' " she said.
2007-09-25 Tue 17:18:11 cdt