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Ramadan 29, 1428. October 12, 2007. #79
Jamaat al-Muslimeen, P.O. Box 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Condemns Bombing of Civilians by
Pakistan Air Force and U.S. Air Force
Pakistani media report that during the night of October 9-10,
Pakistani jet fighters hit civilians who oppose the Pakistani
regime. In the following day 60 civilians, including 17 women
and 20 children, were buried by villagers following their
deaths at the "hands" of the Pakistan air force in the Mir
Ali area of North Waziristan. An entire village was wiped out
at General Musharraf's orders.
Following the air attacks, General Kayani, the general
appointed by Musharraf as his successor, used heavy artillery
on the villages killing another 20 civilians.
October 11. The U.S. admitted killing scores of Iraqi women
and children in a bombing raid by the USAF ostensibly aimed
at al-Qaida mujahideen.
We condemn this wanton and cold-blooded slaughter of civilians
and call on the Muslim world to join us in this condemnation.
Our analysts say that behind these high tech murders lies the
theory that children can be killed if their relatives are seen
as "terrorists" by the U.S. and its rented Pakistani army. We
note that no children were killed in the 9.11 attacks in the
business hub of the U.S. in New York and on the Pentagon.
Crescent was not Sighted Anywhere in America on
October 11, 2007
Jamaat al-Muslimeen observers across the country say that the
crescent was not sighted anywhere. Most significant is the
effort by Jamaat Shoora member Br. Sulayman Solano who lives
in Brownsville, Texas, the southernmost point in the country.
The following is Jamaat's comment on those who shamelessly
announced Eid for Friday.
In Maryland, the horizon was heavily overcast and crescent
sighting was out of the question. Unfortunately individuals
who want to control and mislead the Muslim ummah made
irresponsible claims that Eid is on Friday. They refused to
disclose where the crescent was sighted. This dictatorial
attitude expressed by individuals in charge of Masjid Rahma
and its affiliates indicates a total lack of taqwa and a
blatant attempt to control and mislead Muslims.
Middle eastern nationalism and Saudi control is playing an
important role in these Eid claims by Masjid Rahma etc. Some
others think that imposition of Eid means unity! These unity
people are honest but mistaken.
Muslims will inshallah have to learn that in Eid, as in all
matters, the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh, is all that matters.
These fake leaders will be answerable on the
Day of Judgment..
Islamic Leader's Open Letter on the Issue of Eid and
As-salaamu `alaykum. This is an OPEN LETTER to All.
Thank you Imam Haroun for sending me this "Discourse" by
Dr. Zulifqar Ali Shah. In response:
I invite everyone to visit: http://www.islamicmoon.com
This is the website for Shaykh Omar Afzal's Committee for
Crescent Observation and (inshaa'Allah) we shall be guided by
this Committee, as we have for many years, because this is
what he does! Year end and year out. Allah, The
All-Knowing, instructs us to go to "those who know."
On the evening of tomorrow, Friday, October 12th, 2007
everyone should be looking for the Hilal. If the Hilal is
sighted by reliable witnesses, then the Eid will be on
Saturday. If it is not sighted, then the Eid will be on
Sunday, and we shall fast on Saturday, October 13th.
We can stay informed by routinely visiting
http://www.IslamicMoon.com or by telephoning Dr. Afzal
directly at 1-607-277-6706 where he has a recording, which
provides information on Hilal Sightings and the beginning
(1st day) of the Islamic Month of Shawwal (Eid ul-Fitr).
Please read Dr. Afzal's articles on this website and I am
sure they will make many, many matters very clear concerning
the importance of sighting the Hilal. For example: Can there
be more than one First of Ramadan (or any other Islamic
Also: Let me remind everyone reading this message that during
the time of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) there were great
mathematicians, many existed throughout Africa & Asia, which
accounts for the great edifices these peoples erected for
thousands of years. The Jews of Arabia followed a
Upon migrating to Madinah, our Great Benefactor, Muhammad,
sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam, came into direct contact with
the Jews, their Lunar Calendar, and their ways, on a daily
basis. Yet, concerning the Islamic Calendar, Allah, The
All-Knowing One, instructs us to visually sight the new
crescent moon! Rasulallah, SAW, and his Companions, radi
Allahu `anhum, explained, in great detail, how to do this.
To not follow Allah's and His Prophet's instructions, in this
matter, is tantamount to believing that because we wear
wristwatches, that those before us did not know how to tell
time! It is an audacious statement that our knowledge is
modern and superior to that of Allah and His Messenger, SAW!
We shall not be guided by Dr. Zulifqar Ali Shah and his
"Astrological Calculation" conclusions.
As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah.
Amir Abdallah Yasin
[If there is any American leader following the spirit of
Jesus, pbuh, it is Carter. Read this. He is speaking as
the Qur'an urges Muslims to speak- Editor]
America Tortures Prisoners, Carter Says
Calls Vice President Cheney 'Disaster for Our Country'
Posted: 2007-10-11 07:39:19
WASHINGTON (Oct. 11) -- The U.S. tortures prisoners in
violation of international law, former President Jimmy Carter
said Wednesday, adding that President Bush makes up his own
definition of torture.
Former President Jimmy Carter told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on
Wednesday that the U.S. tortures prisoners captured in the
war on terror. "I don't think it. I know it," Carter said.
"Our country for the first time in my life time has abandoned
the basic principle of human rights," Carter said on CNN.
"We've said that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to those
people in Abu Ghraib prison and Guantanamo, and we've said we
can torture prisoners and deprive them of an accusation of
Bush, responding to an Oct. 4 report by The New York Times on
secret Justice Department memorandums supporting the use of
"harsh interrogation techniques," defended the techniques
Friday by proclaiming: "This government does not
Carter said the interrogation methods cited by the Times,
including "head-slapping, simulated drowning and frigid
temperatures," constitute torture "if you use the
international norms of torture as has always been honored
_ certainly in the last 60 years since the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights was promulgated.
"But you can make your own definition of human rights and say
we don't violate them, and you can make your own definition of
torture and say we don't violate them," Carter said.
In an interview that aired Wednesday on BBC, Carter ripped
Vice President Dick Cheney as "a militant who avoided any
service of his own in the military."
Carter went on to say Cheney has been "a disaster for our
country. I think he's been overly persuasive on President
Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell declined to speak to
"We're not going to engage in this kind of rhetoric," she said.
In the CNN interview, the Democratic former president
disparaged the field of Republican presidential candidates.
"They all seem to be outdoing each other in who wants to go
to war first with Iran, who wants to keep Guantanamo open
longer and expand its capacity - things of that kind,"
He said he also disagreed with positions taken by Democratic
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who have declined to
promise to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq over the
following four years if elected president next year.
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British Army Fired Two Million Rounds of Ammunition in
Afghanistan but Failed to Drive Taliban out of Helmand
Province. Terrain Taking Toll of Brits
Shock toll of British injured in Afghan war
· Half of frontline troops 'patched-up'
· Senior officers fear exodus
Mark Townsend, defence correspondent
Sunday August 19, 2007
The human cost of the war in Afghanistan to British soldiers
can be revealed today as figures show that almost half of
frontline troops have required significant medical treatment
during this summer's fighting.
In a graphic illustration of the intensity of the conflict in
Helmand province, more than 700 battlefield soldiers have
needed treatment since April - nearly half of the 1,500 on
the front line. The figures, obtained from senior military
sources, have never been released by the government, which
has faced criticism that it has covered up the true extent of
injuries sustained during the conflict.
The Ministry of Defence releases the number of soldiers taken
to hospital, a fraction of those who require treatment on the
battlefield. The new figures relate to the number of soldiers
patched up and sent back to the front line and who do not
appear in official casualty reports.
By contrast, US official figures take into account soldiers
treated on the front line. In their figures, wounded troops
include those away from the front line for 72 hours or more.
One British army official said the 700 cases include a
'handful' of officers who suffered injuries and chose to
carry on fighting. The injuries include shrapnel wounds,
cuts, burns, acute heat stroke and diseases such as 'DnV' -
diarrhoea and vomiting that can incapacitate a man for days.
Of the 700 cases, 400 combat troops were described as being
so ill they were forced to 'lay down their bayonets'.
The number of soldiers requiring front-line treatment was
discussed at military briefings in Helmand during intensive
fighting this month and relate to the current deployment,
which began in April. An army spokesman said official casualty
figures between April and the start of August stood at 204,
with about half stemming from the battlefield.
Military sources said the willingness of soldiers to carry on
fighting while suffering was indicative of the bravery being
'The courage of the soldiers has been remarkable. Many are
getting patched up and just want to get on with it. Most do
not want to leave their comrades,' said the source in Helmand.
Last week, details were released about how 26-year-old Captain
David Hicks, of the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment,
refused morphine after being mortally wounded by shrapnel so
he could keep a clear head to lead his men. He later died of
The MoD said the figures should not be confused with its
published 'casualty' figures, claiming that cases treated by
frontline medics often related to minor ailments and
complaints that were not considered life-threatening or
serious. The spokeswoman went on to say that, in serious
cases, troops were not given the option to carry on fighting.
However, the number of serious injuries is rising. A spokesman
for the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association said
that 27 British soldiers had lost limbs serving in Afghanistan
and Iraq during the past 12 months.
The frenetic nature of the conflict in southern Afghanistan is
underlined by the fact that many young infantrymen intend to
leave the army because the firefights they have survived in
Helmand could never be surpassed. In terms of soldiering, the
conflict has offered some of the most intense fighting for 50
years, with two million rounds of ammunition so far fired by
'You could be in the army for decades and you will never get
anything like that again. Will it be bettered? I can't see
it,' said one soldier. Commanders are understood to be
concerned that the Helmand conflict could precipitate an
exodus of combat troops who feel military life will never
offer the same challenge again.
Campaigners have frequently argued that British troops are
paying a higher price on the battlefield than has been made
public. Casualty figures are expected to rise in the coming
months as the current tour, from April to October, finishes,
when regiments that have experienced the brunt of fighting
push on to gain ground before they leave.
2007-10-13 Sat 03:50:11 cdt