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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rabi' al-Awwal 17,1429/ March 25, 2008, #19

For WAR NEWS not usually publicized in the U.S., please scroll all the way down. Do you know of Leonard Peltier? For an important update on his case, scroll way down.

CANADA is HOLDING MOMIN KAHWAJA in Prison without Trial: His "Crime" is that he is a Devout Muslim

Kindly consider signing the Cageprisoner Online Petition to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Canadian Minister of Security Mr. Stockwell Day to free Dr. Mahboob Khawaja's son, Momin. Please forward to your friends and other people who believe in extending moral support to the Khawaja family's cause, inshaa'Allaah. Sign petition at:

PAKISTAN LATEST: The Results Came out as New Trend had Predicted [Our Pak Monitor's Analysis]

Musharraf carried out his fake elections. Benazir's Peoples' Party and Nawaz Sharif Muslim League won. Islamic parties boycotted the elections. On March 24, 2008 Yusuf Raza Gilani, a Peoples Party man, was declared the new Prime Minister, after MQM withdrew its objections. The new Prime Minister announced the release of the Chief Justice who had been put under house arrest by Musharraf. The drama is over.
It was all staged from the White House. The only snafu was the death of Benazir.
[An interesting aspect of how the upper classes of Pakistan work together, the new PM's son Abdul Qadir Gilani married the niece of famous feudal lord Pir Pagara of Sind on the day the PM was announced.]
Pakistani middle classes still don't understand that America's main concern is the war against the Islamic populations of the Frontier province and Baluchistan. Musharraf's corruption had destabilized Pakistan. The military had lost its focus. The Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa showed that Islamic forces were winning. America saw an emergency, acted with all its agents and won the game.
Kayani is now running the military machine. He is more American than many Americans. The military will focus on fighting the forces of Islam while the PPP and Muslim League [N] and [Q] and MQM will run the civil administration.

[Things are not going well for the military. On March 24, for the first time, an entire convoy of FUEL TANKERS going from Pakistan to supply NATO in Afghanistan, was attacked and set on fire by the mujahideen right at the entry point known as Landi Kotal. It was a total loss.]

Letter of the Month: A Message of Love from a Muslim

Dear doctor Siddique:
Salam alaikum.

May your mouth be sweetened.
May God strengthen your hands.
May He reward you for speaking out the truth when others compromise.


Salim Mir

Jamaat al-Muslimeen [news]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

National Islamic Shoora to Meet on May 24: Momentous Announcement Expected

On May 24, 2008 the National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen will meet in Greensboro, North Carolina. [Inshallah]
Delegates from across the country have already confirmed that they will be there, inshallah.

If you are willing to work with and support Jamaat's work, fi sabil Allah, in a peaceful, disciplined and organized way, write a letter introducing yourself to our Baltimore address [above].

Remember, the Jamaat respects all Schools of Thought in Islam but is based on the Qur'an and the authentic Hadith.
The Jamaat is strongly opposed to groups which are hobnobbing with governmental agencies , Rabbis and other friends of Israel. The mosques of Islam must not invite and honor kafir officials.
The Jamaat supports freedom for all political prisoners and works for recognition and removal of the great wrong done to top level prisoners, such as Imam Jamil, Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, Dr. Ali al-Timimi, Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi, Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar, Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Masaud Khan, Jose Padilla and Prof. Sami al-Arian. Of these Imam Jamil is the leader of an Islamic movement and Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman is the spiritual Guide of al-Gamaa' al-Islamiyya in Egypt.

America has the largest number of prisoners in the world, many of them resulting from poverty and institutional racism. Jamaat sends out Qur'ans and literature to some of the prisoners.
The Jamaat leads a campaign to BOYCOTT businesses which support Israel, including Coca Cola, Starbucks, McDonalds and Nestle.

Racism and exploitation of women are deeply rooted in America and Jamaat al-Muslimeen educates Muslims on how to deal with these evils.

The Jamaat is the only Islamic group in the U.S. which has condemned the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, the bombing of Pakistani villages, the rape of Kashmir and Chechnia, the attacks on Somalia and the Darfur campaign meant to undermine Sudan and above all the occupation of Palestine and the ongoing genocide there. The Jamaat was the first Muslim group in the U.S. to condemn and expose the crimes against humanity committed in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay.

Those who want to join the Jamaat should recognize that this movement is not like other Muslim organizations in America.

Crimes Against Women are Widespread and Casual: Often Women are Slaughtered Like Sheep
Latest horrors: They run across class lines:

Alton, Illinois [Small town north of St. Louis.] A disabled, pregnant, woman was tortured to death. Earlier she had been beaten and burned for many days. Here is the lead from the news report:
"Dorothy Dixon ate what she could forage from the refrigerator upstairs, where housemates used her for target practice with BBs, burned her with a glue gun and doused her with scalding liquid that peeled away her skin.
They torched what few clothes she had, so she walked around naked. They often pummeled her with an aluminum bat or metal handle.
Dixon -- six months pregnant -- died after weeks of abuse. Police have charged two adults, three teenagers and a 12-year-old boy with murder in the case that has repulsed many in this Mississippi River town."

In Iowa City, Iowa, a man murdered a mother and her 4 children. [The children had been adopted from Korea.] The man is said to have embezzled $560,000 from a bank of which he was the Vice President. He is also said to have been using cocaine. [Source for both items: CNN Prime, March 24, 2008.]
Norcross [Atlanta] Georgia: March 23: A woman in her 30's was murdered in her split level home and the home was set on fire on EASTER SUNDAY. [Police are looking for the boyfriend.]

FATWA on Wafa Sultan's Crusade Against Islam: It is the Duty of U.S. Muslims to Neutralize her Hate.
American Islamic Leader Lays Down What the Shari'a Says About Wafa Sultan and others Like Her.

Dear Imam Badi Ali: asalamu alaikum

Wafa Sultan is an American of Syrian origin and lives in the Los Angeles area. In recent years, she has been attacking Islam in an abusive way full of hate. She has been received with love and expectations by pro-Zionist web sites. She has also been used, through the medium of Al-Jazeerah, to pump her hatred of Islam into the homes of Muslims across the Arab world. Here are the salient features of her attack:

She insults the Prophet, pbuh, and his companions, r.a.
She abuses the Qur'an.
She supports Israel.
She condemns those who fight Israel as "terrorists."
She opposes all those who oppose Israel.
She claims that the Jewish story of the Holocaust must not be subjected to critical review because it is an unassailable fact.
Her style is not that of rational discourse or critical inquiry or even rhetorical opposition. She is blatantly abusive and tries to degrade all that is sacred to Muslims.
Her methodology is to cherry pick, a part of a Qur'anic verse here, a hadith out of context there. She ignores the fact that Islam progressively transformed society: Islam ended slavery and the subjugation of women, it banned intoxicants and gambling, cracked down on fornication and secret "marriages," over a period of time, not all in one day. Hence Sultan can find something bad which was not banned at a certain time, and she will present it as part of Islam.
As she knows Arabic, she has been effectively used to attack and abuse Islam in the Middle East. Through al-Jazeerah, it was like inviting someone into our homes to insult our mothers and fathers.
I have long suspected that al-Jazeerah is linked to U.S. intelligence. It is quite interesting that the headquarters of the U.S. military Central Command and al-Jazeerah are both based in the tiny emirate of Qatar which in turn is linked to the U.S. We need to find out if Wafa Sultan is a Mossad agent and how much money she has made off her crusade against Islam.
She tells a story about her teacher being killed in front of her by terrorists owing to which she left Islam. If true, it shows that she is using a crime to justify her attack on all that is sacred to Islam. However, other students from the same institution about which Sultan makes the claim have said for the record that no such atrocity took place. If such a horror had happened, the news could not have been a secret known only to Sultan. Her propaganda is linked to the ruling Syrian Alawite sect's fabrications about their Islamic opponents.
Muslims are rightfully upset with Wafa Sultan. Here in America, the corporate-Zionist media will not allow any analysis of her claims by Islamic scholars. Islam haters like Glenn Beck lionize Wafa Sultan and others like her as if what they say against Islam carries weight. The Islamic viewpoint has been censored by CNN, FOX, MSNBC etc. By contrast, in our countries, Sultan's abuse is being carried into the sanctities of our homes and families. Dear Imam, as you are from the Arab world, you know Islam, you teach Islam, you know the Middle East, you watch Al-Jazeerah, what is your FATWA [religious ruling] on Wafa Sultan? How should U.S. Muslims respond and what is our role as Muslims living in the same country as Wafa Sultan?


Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English and Mass Communication

FATWA by IMAM BADI ALI, North Carolina:

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

All praise belongs to Allah and we send salutations on Muhammad, his family, his companions and his wives.

Islam respects all religions. Islam is the absolute truth, guarded by Allah Almighty Himself, in the Qur'an and the authentic Hadith.

Wafa Sultan is an American and lives in America. It is the task of the Muslims of America, first and foremost, to find the antidote to Sultan's poison and neutralize it. If we Muslims had done our duty, she would not have been able to operate so easily in the Ummah of Islam.

We must follow PEACEFUL and CREATIVE ways to defeat her crusade. Remember, that it is not her crusade alone but that of the American power structure. It is part of Bush's war on Islam and the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Our FATWA is as follows:

Wafa Sultan is a blasphemer and an apostate.
She is an agent, directly and/or indirectly, of Zionism and Imperialism.
She must be BOYCOTTED by all Muslims.
Do not do anything which would help her to propagate her abuse.
Do not share any media format with her if it is a format controlled by the enemies of Islam.
Al-Jazeerah must no longer invite such guests unless it is willing to invite someone who has the ability to analyze her attacks.
Muslims must vow to follow the Sunnah. That is the best way of honoring the Prophet, pbuh, and dishonoring his enemies.
Study some Qur'an and Hadith every day so that people of little knowledge cannot get away with attacks on Islam.
Muslims of America can easily defeat the Zionists and the agents of Zionism if they organize themselves for peaceful but uncompromising movement to make Islam a force.
Study the scholars who have analyzed the Jewish Holocaust version and oppose Israeli attempts to indoctrinate Americans with their one-sided stories.

Dr. Al-Arian Transferred to Virginia: Innocent Prof. Faces U.S. "Justice"

Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace, March 18, 2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-- Yesterday, Dr. Sami Al-Arian was transferred from the Federal Medical Center in Butner, NC back to the local jail in Warsaw, Virginia where he was held previously, to comply with a judge's March 3 order granting him immunity for a THIRD grand jury appearance. Today is the 17th day of a water and food strike that Dr. Al-Arian began to protest persistent harassment and psychological torture by the Department of Justice. He has since lost 29 pounds.

Dr. Al-Arian is being asked to testify before yet another grand jury less than three weeks before his scheduled release date. His attorneys have advised Dr. Al-Arian not to testify, as the plea agreement signed with prosecutors in April 2006 removed the possibility of cooperation. Additionally, these grand jury subpoenas are a trap intended to prolong Dr. Al-Arian's imprisonment long after his promised release date.

If he testifies, he is to be charged with perjury, facing years of additional prison time. If he is convicted of criminal contempt for not testifying, Dr. Al-Arian faces a minimum of five years in prison. These efforts to convict Dr. Al-Arian in a wholly separate case (more than two years after he was acquitted by a federal jury) are clearly a last-ditch, vindictive effort on behalf of the Justice Department, led by a rogue prosecutor who has made bigoted statements against Muslims, to punish Dr. Al-Arian for his acquittal. The Department of Justice must keep the promise it made to Dr. Al-Arian in his plea agreement and release him on April 7, when his current sentence is up.

Members of Dr. Al-Arian's family visited him last weekend at the prison medical facility where he was being held in Butner, North Carolina. They observed the effects of the hunger strike on Dr. Al-Arian, noting symptoms of severe dehydration. As of Monday, Dr. Al-Arian was examined by a doctor only one time in nearly a week. The government refuses to allow an outside doctor to examine Dr. Al-Arian despite requests by his attorneys, family members, and thousands of supporters. Butner Medical Center received thousands of telephone calls from concerned people from across the country and around the world.


Given that Dr. Al-Arian has been on a hunger strike since March 3, 2008 we urgently ask all conscientious and justice-seeking individuals to FAX OR WRITE Judge Gerald Lee to ask for an immediate end to Dr.
Al-Arian's suffering.

1- Honorable Judge Gerald Lee
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

Fax: (703) 299-3339

Race "Relations" in New York
by Aisha Shaheed [Jamaat al-Muslimeen, New York City]


New York - On Wednesday, 03/19/2008, John White was sentenced to two to four years behind bars in the shooting death of Daniel Cicciaro Jr. in August 2006. Mr. White apologized in the courtroom stating, "I broke a covenant with God in taking his life." Daniel Cicciaro Sr., the victim's father, fumed, "Let's see what happens when Aaron White gets shot!" Aaron White, now 20 years of age, has since filed a complaint with the police in reference to Cicciaro Sr's threat against him.

Aaron White is the African-American teen and son of John White who was the original target of Daniel Cicciaro Jr.'s racially-charged threats. Cicciaro Sr. stated, "As long as you're black and there's a problem at the foot of your driveway, you can shoot my son in the face?"

On Thursday, 03/20/2008, John White was released on $200,000.00 cash bail, pending an appeal of his December 2007 conviction.


Republican City Councilman Dennis Gallagher pleaded guilty to "intentionally and forcibly" touching the private parts of a 52 year old grandmother in his campaign headquarters. The attack left her with torn cartilage in her knee and "deep emotional scars", she said. The judge threw out the original rape charge because of inappropriate conduct on the part of district attorney Richard Brown.

As a result, Councilman Gallagher signed a no-jail plea deal that allows him to resign from office by April 18th and undergo alcohol counseling. D.A. Brown is also being accused of intentionally botching the Sean Bell Shooting case, in which 3 officers are on trial for manslaughter for shooting at Bell and his friends 50 times!

This case reminds me of the movie "Sleepers" where Brad Pitt plays a prosecutor who, intentionally, botches a murder case against his two friends who kill a rogue reform school guard. This guard sexually and physically abused Pitt and his two friends as young detainees. This tactic is used all over America, especially in so-called racially-charged cases where the victims are non-whites and the perpetrators are white. Many people are unaware that prosecutors and defense attorneys were oftentimes law school classmates and discuss plea deals while golfing or over drinks. Back room deals like these are not uncommon, unfortunately.

Comedian Paul Mooney would say that Councilman Gallagher got off because he has the "complexion for the protection". This means that white people make poor allies against other white people who do wrong. Daniel Cicciaro Sr. feels that this same rule may have failed him. It doesn't matter that his son went to someone else's home in a drunken rage with three of his friends. All Cicciaro Sr. knows is that his son was white and that John White should have been sentenced to the maximum jail time and he certainly should not be free on bail simply because he is black. It's not supposed to happen this way. Either way you see it, justice was not served for Mr. White or else he would not have been charged at all. The shotgun that killed Daniel Cicciaro Jr. was illegal and an observer noted that Mr. White's sentence may have been reflective of only that in spite of the manslaughter conviction.

The white supremacy lie has been the root of all evil in America, not just the love of money.

Uncritical German Chancellor is Welcomed in Israel
Der Spiegel (Germany),1518,541892,00.html

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become Israel's staunchest ally in Europe. This week, the country has pulled out all the stops to welcome the German leader. Back home, though, many wish Merkel would finally speak up about Israeli excesses in the Gaza Strip.

Jewish Hand Behind the War: Funding by Shady Figures
An Expert in the Field Uncovers the SWC

The Simon Wiesenthal Center: A Bastion of Jewish-Zionist Power
Mark Weber

Since its founding in 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has grown to become one of the most important and influential Jewish organizations in the world ... The Wiesenthal Center has a long record of reckless propaganda for war. Long before the US invasion of Iraq in March 2003, it had been pressing for an American attack against the Middle East nation, backing its effort with alarmist "Big Lie" claims about the supposed danger posed by the Baghdad regime.

Native American Leader Peltier's Case 33 Years Later

Leonard Peltier vs. FBI, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Case

No. 07-1745MN, University of St. Thomas School of Law Frey Moot Courtroom,

Minneapolis, March 11, 2008.

Peltier was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a 1975 shootout on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. But his supporters, including some human rights groups, believe that he is innocent and that he was targeted because of his political activism.

About 3,500 pages were turned over for Peltier's original trial in 1977. But his attorneys have discovered over the years that the actual number of documents the FBI has on Peltier is 142,579, said attorney Michael Kuzma. Peltier has tried for nearly seven years to use the federal Freedom of Information Act to get the tens of thousands of pages still being withheld. "I just think this thing stinks to high heaven," Kuzma said after the hearing. He told the court, "We still don't know the truth about what happened back then."

Judge Lavenski R. Smith asked Kuzma what the remedy would be for Peltier. Kuzma said the court should conduct "a full in-camera review of the documents." When Smith expressed some disbelief at that idea, Kuzma added that, if that were too burdensome, the court could focus on the documents from 1977, of which Peltier has received none.

Tom Byron, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., argued that "there's no support" for an in-camera inspection of the records. - St. Paul Pioneer Press excerpt, Court recording:

PAKISTAN: Combined Pak-U.S. Air Strike Kills 20: Retaliatory attack kills 5 Wounds 9

On March 16, a missile allegedly fired by the U.S. from Afghanistan, with targeting provided by the Pakistan army, hit the village of Shahnawaz Kot, near Wana in South Waziristan, killing 20 people, some of them said to be local Taliban. Among those killed was Dr. Arshad Waheed who had been acquitted of involvement in an attack on a Pak military Corp commander in Karachi. He was also said to have given help to the Jundullah group. He had moved to South Waziristan to tend to wounded Taliban and local civilians hurt in Pakistani air attacks.

On March 20, a martyrdom operator in a car packed with dynamite attack Pakistani military vehicles at a military field headquarter at Zeri, three kilometers from Wana. Two vehicles were destroyed. Five Pakistani troops were killed and 9 wounded. The Mullah Nazir faction of the Taliban phoned BBC to say that this attack was in retaliation for the U.S.-Pak missile attack but that cease fire would continue as long as Pak troops don't attack.

On March 23, Pakistan Day, 28 Pakistani air force officers were awarded medals by the regime for their operations against Islamic resistance groups.

On March 18, 19, 20 and 21 the fiery Islamic leader of Swat state Maulvi Fazlullah resumed broadcasts on a clandestine FM radio coming out of Matta district. The Maulvi took refuge in the mountains after a large scale invasion by Pakistani troops. The regime is countering Fazlullah's radio with its own state radio which successfully jammed some of the Islamic broadcasts. It appears that the resistance leader is calling on the people to rise up.


Taliban attacks began early although the Spring has not come in. It's still very cold and snowy.
March 17, 2008: In Helmand province, a martyrdom operator hit a NATO military convoy. NATO admitted 4 killed [probably British]. In Kandahar province, Canadian troops retreated when the Taliban attacked. One Canadian soldier was killed.

March 23: Canadian troops in Kandahar province again came under Taliban attack and this time two Canadians were killed.
For the first time, NATO admitted that at least 10% of Afghanistan is under Taliban control, 60% under tribal control and 30% under Karzai. [Pakistani sources say that Taliban control is at least 50% but is fragile owing to NATO air attacks while Karzai has no control other than military posts heavily armed and supported from the air.]

March 22: A U.S. military officer from Norfolk, Virginia was reported killed in a Taliban attack in the south.

2008-03-25 Tue 18:54:13 cst