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PROMINENT PAKISTANI CANADIAN
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
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:
May your mouth be sweetened.
May God strengthen your hands.
May He reward you for speaking out the truth when
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.
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
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
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
Those who want to join the Jamaat should recognize that this
movement is not like other Muslim organizations
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
"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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
She must be BOYCOTTED by all Muslims.
Do not do anything which would help her to propagate
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
Muslims must vow to follow the Sunnah. That is the best way
of honoring the Prophet, pbuh, and dishonoring
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.
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]
BLACK MAN FREE ON BAIL IN SHOOTING DEATH OF WHITE TEEN
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.
WHITE CITY COUNCILMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUAL ABUSE of
52 Year Old Grandmother TO AVOID JAIL TIME!
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)
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
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
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
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
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.
AFGHANISTAN: TALIBAN on the OFFENSIVE
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
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.
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