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Jamada al-Awwal 26,1429/ June 1, 2008, #32
PAKISTAN: The secularized upper classes of Pakistan live in a
world of their own. They think that with the PPP and Nawaz
League in Parliament, a new era of democracy has dawned.
Rumors of Gen. Musharraf's immediate removal were rife when
President Bush scotched them on May 30 by calling Musharraf
and assuring him of his support. For the real situation in
please scroll down.
A Worthy Muslim: Quranic Tools Needed to Overcome
Oppression and Imperialism in order to Institute Justice
by Amir Makin, 144 pages, $15.95, wholesale discount 25%.
Order from: A.I.C. Publications, P.O. Box 152672,
Arlington, TX 76015
New Trend strongly recommends this book and urges readers to
buy it and distribute it. We plan to publish a review later.
It's a reminder that real Muslims still exist in this country
and everyone has not sold out.
August 16, 2008. Baltimore, Maryland. International Islamic
Conference for Peace and Awareness: Two New Endorsers.
[Listed in the order received.]
and talk to Br. Aziz to register. Seating is limited and JAM
reserves the right to accept or reject endorsements.]
1. Ramsey Clark, leader of the anti-war movement in America.
New York City
2. Syed Munawar Hasan, Secretary General, Jamaate Islami
Pakistan. A top Islamic leader and peace activist.
3. Dr. Mohamed Khazaly Jabbie, Conakry, Guinea, West Africa.
[Imam of mosque near the Haram in the holy city of
Makka for many years.] Ph.D in Islamic Jurisprudence from
Ummul Qura University, Arabia.
4. Sis. Hadayai Majeed, 1000 Peace Women Across the Globe,
5. We Hold These Truths [WHTT] [Christian peace and research
movement, Arizona, California, New Mexico]
6. The Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement
[First Islamic-Christian alliance]
[Idaho, California, Arizona]
Rachel Ray's Scarf and Michelle Malkin
Few people know that Dunkin Donuts was started by a man named
Bill Rosenberg. Jewish businessmen have played a major role
in the Dunkin Donuts chain. In Baltimore, two rich Jews plan
to set up six more of these stores. Most stores however are
franchised out to immigrants from India, etc. Somehow, Dunkin
Donuts had to leave Israel [probably owing to its competition
with Starbucks]. We don't know exactly why.
A few days back, Rachel Ray made a fashion statement on a
Donuts advertisement by putting on a thin scarf which looked
vaguely like a Palestinian scarf. The Zionist lobby quickly
went to work and both Rachel Ray and the scarf were pulled
from public view.
Michelle Malkin, a known Islam hater, who often appears on
O'Reilly's Fox TV program, jumped into this situation to try
to connect the Palestinian scarf to terrorism and to
Sis. Anisa Abdel Fattah, a prominent Islamic woman leader,
answered Malkin's abuse [see below].
Children of Polygamist Sect being Subjected to
May 30, 2008: Though the charges of child molestation against
the Texas polygamist sect in Eldorado could not stand up in
court, most of the 400 children are still being held by the
so-called "child protection services." In an attempt to cut
the children off from their religion, culture and
parents, the government is subjecting them to the mass
culture of American-Zionist materialism. They are being put
into swimming pools after taking off most of their clothes,
made to wear shorts, and taught to have dogs as pets. They
are being made to watch TV to cut them off from their
non-conformist religious life.
More than a month has passed but the mothers still do not
have their children. The entire future of the children is
being distorted. [Source for facts: ABC News.]
Where is "Auschwitz?" Obama's Abysmal Ignorance of World
War II History
From Kaukab Siddique's ongoing research on the WWII.
Corrections are welcome.
May 26, 2008: During a speech on Memorial Day, Barack Obama
stated, very calmly, that his uncle was among the U.S. troops
which liberated Auschwitz from the Germans in 1945. The
problem is that U.S. troops never liberated Auschwitz. It was
the Soviets who did. And Obama does not have an uncle! A day
later the Obama camp rushed to clarify that he had meant to
say that his "grand uncle" liberated a sub camp of the
Buchenwald camp complex in Germany.
Obviously Obama has absolutely no idea what he is talking
about. He simply wanted to please the Jews supporting him. In
fact, it would be fair to say that most Americans do not know
WHERE Auschwitz is located. Owing to this ignorance of facts
about World War II, propaganda about the Jewish holocaust
story spreads easily. Here are the facts:
It appears from well documented and scientific research by
revisionist scholars that the Auschwitz story and the Six
Million story were war time propaganda which has been
perpetuated by Israel and its supporters for the sake of
funding and support for the terrorist entity which has
Auschwitz is in Poland.
Soviet Communist troops captured it in January 1945 during
their massive counteroffensive against Germany.
Till May 1945, the Soviets did not say that any "holocaust"
of the Jews had happened in Auschwitz. However, in May, after
the German capital, Berlin, was captured by the Russian
juggernaut and the German leaders Hitler and Goebbels killed
themselves rather than surrender, the story of the
"holocaust" at Auschwitz was broadcast by the Soviets.
Germany could no longer answer the propaganda.
The Communists, among whom the propaganda was controlled by
high profile Jews such as Ilya Ehrenberg, first claimed that
FOUR MILLION Jews had perished at Auschwitz [with overall
Jewish death toll fixed at the now famous Six million]. The
icing on this propaganda was that the 4 million were not just
killed, they were killed in GAS CHAMBERS.
The Communists must have realized that the 4 million figure
would be too difficult to swallow even by a public willing to
believe anything about Hitler. So the number was reduced to
ONE MILLION. [However, the overall total of Six Million was
retained. Very poor but self serving math!]
Since then, researchers, known as "revisionists," have shown
that there is no evidence of gas chambers or of the ashes of
one or 4 million people allegedly burned to ashes to hide the
crime. Leuchter, Prof. Butz and others have shown that it is
impossible to gas one million people, burn their bodies at a
time when Germany could ill afford the fuel, and then make
the ashes of so many people disappear.
David Irving, the famous British historian, has challenged
the holocaust lobby to come up with a written order from
Hitler commanding his officials to put the Jews in gas
chambers or to exterminate the Jews. Irving offered a hefty
financial reward years back. Till now, no takers.
New Trend has received information, very non-propagandist,
which indicates that the suffering inflicted on the German
civilian populations by the victorious Russian, American,
British and French armies was so great that only a story as
monstrous as that of Auschwitz could eclipse it.
As Muslims, we must keep an open mind about World War II. We
have heard the story of the victors for decades. We need to
know what the critics of the victors have to say. Scholars
like David Irving, Germar Rudolf and Ernst Zundel have
suffered at the hands of people who support the publication
of insulting cartoons about Prophet Muhammad, peace be on
him. They call it "freedom of expression." Their hate of
Islam is such that recently Salman Rushdie was invited as a
guest of honor at the White House. He and the mass murderer
of Iraqi children, Medleine Albright, right hand of Hillary
Clinton, were honored by the Jews of Baltimore at the
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.
Let every voice be heard. These people call the innocent
Palestinians "terrorists." Will they be telling the truth
about a terrible war? Was Hitler the enemy of Muslims? Amin
al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, was honored by Hitler,
and Islamic units, each led by an imam, fought as part of the
Waffen SS. Are Muslims aware that the Soviet Union deported
ENTIRE Muslim and German populations to Siberia? Countless
Muslims and Germans died in this process.
The Soviets occupied Afghanistan. Four million Afghan Muslims
became refugees in Pakistan and three million in Iran. Any
Letter: RE: Sexual abuse and rapes of innocent children by
so-called "UN Peacekeepers" world-wide
Please refer to an article by Adam Mynott, "Abuse victims
suffer in silence," in BBC NEWS/Special Reports/Abuse victims
suffer in silence, published on 2008/05/27.
It deals with gang rape of a 12 year old girl by 10 UN
"peacekeepers" near the town of Man in north-western
As in the past countless similar rapes by UN Peacekeepers and
"Aid" workers, the rapists/criminals have got away scot free.
The UN does not have any policy or law to deal with crimes
committed by these employees under their command.
When it comes to crimes against women and children around the
globe, the laws treat the criminal men with velvet gloves.
This state of affairs need to be challenged by all ethically
and morally driven human beings. Muslims must work to make
sure that, particularly in today's world, it is not only the
rich and powerful or politically connected whose cases are
brought to the attention of the world. Let us turn to the
poorest of the poor, the weakest amongst us all and strive
for justice for them.
Letter: Re. Siraj Wahhaj and Abdul Malik "Mujahid.":
Supporters of Tyrants
Your recent issue of New Trend includes an article by
Shaikh Mohommad in which he speaks of the lack of action by
Muslims on certain causes. He does mention that actor Danny
Glover has not jumped on the Obama bandwagon solely because
Obama is black. This is an excellent point because too many
people support a candidate exclusively on the candidate's
race, religion or ethnic background. Many times, the voter is
actually voting against his/her standards without
Here's a classic statement that refers to such race-based
support. In 1991, Thurgood Marshall retired from the Supreme
Court of the United States. He was by far the best member of
that organization the country had ever seen. Plus, he was the
first black Supreme Court justice.
President Bush I then appointed another black man, Clarence
Thomas, to fill the vacancy. Thomas was and is not Thurgood
Marshall. At a press conference, a reporter asked Marshall if
he was happy that a black man was chosen to replace him.
Marshall knew Thomas' views and his history and did not
consider him to be an astute replacement. There was a tinge
of anger in his reply. Marshall said, "A black rattlesnake
and a white rattlesnake are still rattlesnakes." A great
response to a situation that we still confront today.
Jeff Archer [San Diego, California]
A Muslim woman's tribute in poetry to the best of men, pbuh.
-by Umm Ikrimah
There was a time in my youth,
When Islam was only a custom.
They said "say La IIaha IIIa Allah,..
And pray, you'll go to Heaven."
Ah, how simple, no struggle in this,
Just a word, and simple act.
Thereafter I'm absorbed in this world again,
With my 'assured' place in Paradise intact.
But this was not to be my fate
For ALLAH chose to guide my heart.
I learnt of a man who struggled so hard
When his mission was from the start.
Spoke gently, kindness he knew.
Never fearing to say what's right,
His conviction in ISLAM was true.
The touch of his hand was as soft as silk
To comfort a crying child.
To mend his clothes, or do the chores,
Never complaining, he always smiled.
A living he made with his bare hands,
The same that held his mighty sword.
Valour shone from the edge of his blade,
His smell was always of musk,
And cleanliness he kept at his best.
Stark contrast with the heroes of today,
Who stink of beer and sweat.
He held the hands of his companions.
Unashamed to play with many children.
So modest, so humble, a perfect example,
That strangers could not recognise him.
His eyes slept little for nights were precious,
His prayers he treasured much greater.
To pray Tahajjud in the depths of night,
Seeking forgiveness, and nearness to his Creator.
He broke his tooth for me at Uhud,
And bled for me at Ta'if.
He cried for me, tears of concern,
Just so I could have this belief.
His enemies admired his teachings,
Uniting every religion, every clan.
Till ISLAM came to every corner of the world,
O, but indeed he was only a man.
To own a house, or build his wealth
Was not his main priority.
To establish ISLAM was more essential,
To bring us under a Higher Authority.
Don't you want him to plea for your case,
When before ALLAH-The Judge-you stand?
Don't you wish to be around his fountain,
A burning desire to drink from his hand?
So I love him more than all creation,
My Leader, my Humble Prophet.
Muhammad (SAWS) was a mercy to all mankind,
And to me, he is ... MY BELOVED!
Terrorist, Terrorist, Terrorist
by Shaukat Khan [North Carolina]
America is pointing
Without a bit of shame
At the Muslims
Forgetting her own
A most disgusting
Thing to do
To categorize Muslims
In this way
Muslims who are devoted
The One full of Peace
From whom emanates Peace.
Pages of history
Are filled with the drama
That only in defense
Did the Muslims fight.
Fought the crusaders
Attacking the Muslim lands
Was he a terrorist too?
When Mohammed bin Qasim
Fought to free innocent
Muslim women and children
Was he a terrorist too?
When Tipu Sultan fought
Was he a terrorist too?
When the forces gathered
The Ottoman empire
Those fighting back
To preserve their homeland
Were they terrorist too?
When Palestine was sacrificed
To create the state of Israil
Those fighting back
To preserve their homeland
Were they terrorists too?
When the bloodbath
In the Indian sub-continent
At the hands of the British
Came to be
Those sacrificing their lives
Were they terrorists too?
When Syed Qutb inspired
And moved the Muslims
Did he have to go because
He was a terrorist too?
When Malcolm X freed himself
From the clutches of shaitan
And stepped into the light of islam
Thus beginning his journey to Allah
Did he have to go
Because he was a terrorist too?
Those with Khomeini
Sacrificing it all to resist
The evil monarchy
Made in America
Were they terrorists too?
This is just shaitan's game
Whoever calls to
The One Most High
One Full of Peace
Is labeled a terrorist too.
Enjoy and exploit your power
As much as you can
In the Hands of Allah
It will all soon be
U.S. Islamic Woman Leader Looks at Islam Hater
American Lamentations :This is a lamentation, and
shall be for a lamentation." Ezekiel 19: 10-14
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Michelle Malkin: Enemy of the people and
by Anisa 'Abdel Fattah [Detroit]
After reading several of the right wing blogs, and the
comments left mostly by right wing supporters commenting on
the Michelle Malkin, Rachel Ray scarf situation, I realized
that Michelle Malkin, who poses as a mere conservative
columnist and commentator is actually more likely an enemy of
the people of this country, that is out to undo our
Constitution. I know it sounds far fetched, but when you read
the titles of this woman's books, and her opinions on rights
and freedoms, it becomes pretty clear that she is no patriot,
and that she has not grasped the importance of individual
liberties as essential elements of freedom and self
governance, and has no respect for US law and traditions.
Either like, or along with the Judeo / Christian religious
right who is almost daily taking actions aimed at limiting,
depriving and violating the constitutional rights of US
citizens through the use of public censure, and threats,
Malkin is out to demonstrate how the Constitution can be
forced into obsolescence simply with a flick of the pen, a
few wicked and inflammatory lies, and threats. Whereas the
law may not necessarily prohibit the right of any person to
hold a view such as Malkin's, such tactics might be criminal
if carried out with others like racketeering, according to
some readings of the RICOH Act.
When such tactics and views become the methodology of choice
for a number of people and organizations, working in concert,
and very obviously acting to overthrow the constitution of
this country and to replace it with their unethical, racist
and fascist Judeo/Christian ideology, America has a problem
and it's bigger than Dunkin Donuts.
Anyone who remembers the run up to the Iraq war is familiar
with these tactics. They were used to shut down, or vilify
and silence all voices that opposed the war, or who
challenged the lies disguised as intelligence that became the
cause for war. We now know that the primary advisors to the
President during that time were not military men, or even
lawyers and Constitutional experts. The presidential advisers
that helped lead us into an unnecessary war based upon lies
were the Judeo/Christian movement pastors and political
operatives that took over our government after 9/11 through
political appointments, or who were granted access through US
Congress people who eat from, and are sustained by the
garbage in the Judeo/Christian Zionist trough. They are not
finished. Bush has until January in office, and they plan to
use that time to further their agenda. Having succeeded in
imposing their devilish vision of Judeo/Christian dominance
over the world, brought about through the use of US military
force and proselytizing in Iraq, they are acting now to lead
us into another unnecessary war, this time with Iran. Malkin,
who wrote a book, explaining why Muslims, Arabs and other
Americans should be held in detention camps as they prosecute
these illegal wars, is now at work insuring that everyone is
put on notice that there will be no dissent allowed this time
either, not even symbolic dissent.
Malkin's most recent assault against the American people and
our US Constitution is her attempt to use public censure as a
means to deny us our constitutionally protected rights to
hold a dissenting and unpopular view, and also to hold and
express a political opinion, and to express that opinion in
our dress, or any other way that we and not Malkin chooses.
Malkin and the right wing fascists that support her are a
danger to the United States, since they threaten to overturn
by stealth, everything that our founders and the noble men
and women who struggled for freedom from the British Empire
fought for without due process. It seems that they plan to
take over the country, and in fact the world, by force.
The people of this country have a constitutionally protected
right to hold unpopular and dissenting political and even
religious views without the threat of organized campaigns
designed purely to deny or to deprive us of those rights.
American citizens also have the right to express such views,
whether it is through our choice of clothing, or speech, or
our choice of whom to financially support through financial
contributions, etc. The Supreme Court has consistently upheld
these rights, and has never wavered in its interpretations.
Malkin or others have no right to organize to deprive us of
our rights, or to threaten and intimidate businesses, and
other institutions in this country with harm should they act
in deference to the US Constitution and citizen's rights.
Since this most recent effort by the fanatical right to
undermine the US Constitution is centered on a scarf and a
donut maker's advertisement for coffee, it may seem to be a
trite and unimportant incident. When we consider what is at
stake, if every business in the US, every school, or other
institution falls in lockstep with Malkin and her fascist
cohorts, what we will lose will be the very Constitution that
our founders and subsequent generations of patriots have
fought and died for. Our freedoms and our rights will be
past history. We will all be forced to live by the rules of
John Hagee, Rod Parsley, Pat Robertson, and Joe Lieberman.
Our country will be a place where we must all dress the same,
think the same and worship the same, sacrifice our lives and
treasure for Israel, or be subjected to organized campaigns
of defamation and scourging, and censure.
Perhaps as a former soldier who once took an oath to protect
the US Constitution and my country, I am particularly
sensitive to the ploys of people like Malkin, and her
co-conspirators. They claim to be patriots, while they are
actually more likely to be subversives who use their rights
to deny others the freedoms that God bestowed upon us all
equally, regardless of our races, religions, or political
If we are smart, we will not let this recent attack on the
constitution just go away, and wait quietly for the fascist's
next assault. It's time that the people of this country wake
up, and realize that whether we like it or not, we are
involved in a cold war for the very soul of our country, and
the Constitution that protects that soul in the same way that
Holy Books protect and validate the practice of religion.
We must not surrender to Malkin and those who feel that the
US Constitution can be forced into obsolescence or rendered
irrelevant by the force of public censure and threats. The
United States is a republic that is governed by law, not
We, the people, must organize to fight this cold war in
defense of our constitution, never failing to speak and to
stand for the unbridled constitutional rights of every
citizen in this country, and especially the right to hold
dissenting views, and to express those views whether it be
through our choice of dress, fashion, fundraising,
protesting, marching, speaking, etc., etc., etc., that we
choose. Michelle Malkin has proven on more than one occasion
that she is a person who has not understood the US
Constitution, and its significance. Perhaps she feels that we
are all like Dunkin Donuts and the other people and
institutions that she has whipped with her fascist tongue and
pen, and threatened into conformity. We should let her, and
her cohorts know that they have underestimated the American
people, and that we also have a pen, and a cause. I pray that
every decent American who loves their country will boycott
Dunkin Donuts until they restore the Rachel Ray
advertisement. I hope that everywhere Michelle Malkin shows
up to spread and spew her hateful anti-American venom, crowds
of freedom loving people will be there to shout her down. The
luxury of apathy has ended. Malkin fired one of many salvos
fired by the Judeo/Christian fascists, when she sought to
make the case that American citizens should be denied the
right to political freedom and public expression, and that
those who refuse to conspire with her and her fellow stooges
should be threatened into complicity and conformity. We must
respond equally, if not more forcefully, without using the
fascist tactics they employ.
Part of this response must be to put US businesses and other
institutions on notice. If they think Malkin and her crew are
to be feared, imagine a United States run by the likes of
Malkin, and the other right wing fascist who have taken over
the US airways and blogs in an effort to systematically
undermine the US Constitution, and to deny and deprive us of
our Constitutional rights. If you want to live by the laws of
Hagee, Robertson, Parsley and Malkin, keep kowtowing.
If we want to remain free, we must fight back.
An Important Reason why Barak Obama's Election will help
by Jeff Archer
In February 1990, Saddam Hussein, at a summit in Amman,
Jordan, told the Arab world:
The country that exerts the greatest influence on the Gulf
and its oil, will consolidate its superiority as an unrivaled
superpower. This proves that if the population of the Gulf —
and of the entire Arab world — is not vigilant, this area
will be ruled according to the wishes of the
Nowadays, Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, is sounding a
lot like Saddam. He is warning the Africans that Western
powers, mainly the U.S. and Britain, are in the process of
re-conquering Africa. He saw the signs a few years ago. At
the Earth Summit in September 2002, Mugabe stated:
Sustainable development is not possible without agrarian
reforms that acknowledge that land comes first before all
else and that all else grows from the land. In our situation,
this fundamental has pitted the black majority against an
obdurate and internationally well-connected racial minority,
largely of British descent, brought in and sustained by
British colonialism, now being supported and manipulated by
the Blair Government.
We are not English, we are not Europeans. We have not asked
for any square inch of that territory. Let no one interfere
in the internal affairs of our nation. So, Blair, keep your
England and let me keep my Zimbabwe.
Since those statements, the U.S. and Britain have applied
sanctions on Zimbabwe and the country has undergone a deadly
drought. As with Saddam and the embargo years when the U.S.
blamed the Iraqi president for the degradation of Iraq,
Britain and the U.S. are now blaming Mugabe for a fluke of
nature and the disastrous effects of sanctions.
Unfortunately, the people of the West are again buying this
false bill of goods.
Today, Mugabe is fighting for his political life. The U.S.
ambassador to Zimbabwe is openly giving advice (and probably
a handsome amount of finances) to the Zimbabwe opposition.
Mugabe is threatening to kick him out of the country.
Plans for Africa transcend Zimbabwe. Sudan is in the firing
line as well. Darfur is being presented in the West as a
genocide against Christians. The current party line is that
the Arab north is decimating the African south. What a bunch
of cobblers. All Sudanese are Africans. The country's
president is as black as any African anywhere on
Two things are apparent here. The first is the demonizing of
a person, much as the West demonized Saddam Hussein and now
Robert Mugabe. The second is the allegations that Christians
are being massacred. The pope recently told Bush that he is
upset that Christians are being killed in Iraq. How about the
one and a half million non-Christians who have been killed
since the March 2003 invasion? They don't count.
Now, we see the obligatory peace groups and Hollywood stars
lining up to speak about the atrocities in Darfur. Where were
they after March 2003? Some mildly protested the invasion of
Iraq, but once the country fell, they all went back to
chasing their Oscars.
A couple of days ago, McCain, Clinton and Obama signed a
full-page statement in the New York Times condemning the
Sudanese government. Don't expect any enlightening
programs for Africa when a new U.S. president is inaugurated
in January 2009.
These two countries are just a part of the equation for the
West to again rape Africa of its raw materials. After the
first conquest, the West thought all was gone, but new
discoveries of massive amounts of oil, as well as other
raw materials, again beckon the white man back to Africa.
The former world heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, is
not exactly known for his brainpower. However, years ago, he
made an astute statement. When he returned from his first
trip to Africa, a reporter asked him what he thought of the
continent. Tyson replied:
"When the white man first went to Africa, he had all the
religion and the Africans had all the raw materials. When the
white man left Africa, he had all the raw materials and the
Africans had all the religion."
In the past decade or so, Christian missionaries have
escalated their presence in Africa. Most are working
hand-in-hand with the West. Also, they are thwarting efforts
to teach Africans birth control. The results have been
There are many more clues to show that the West again has its
eyes on Africa. By the end of 2006, Somalia was experiencing
a relatively peaceful lifestyle for the first time in
decades. The U.S. would have none of this and co-opted
Ethiopia to invade the country and bring an on-paper-only
stooge government to power. Then, the U.S. began bombing
Somalia. The bombing continues to this day.
Eritrea, a country not known for blowing up airplanes and
buildings, was put on the U.S. list of state-sponsored
terrorism a few months ago. Their crime was that they did not
go along with U.S. wishes for the area. Plus, Eritrea is
located between Ethiopia and Somalia.
What could be the coup de grace for Africa? The election of a
U.S. president of African origin.
When the first conquest of Africa occurred, it was no problem
for white people to lead the way. After all, they were
bringing Christian compassion and civilization to the
savages. However, today's world is different and a white
charge to take over Africa may not go down so well as in the
past. Enter Barack Obama. An African-American U.S. president
would not be criticized as much as a white person for
re-civilizing Africa. His image could be portrayed as an
enlightened leader who wants to help his ancestors.
The scenario I mention about Obama is not far-fetched. Some
behind-the-scenes people are quietly bringing up
The Arab world listened to Saddam Hussein predict the future
for the area, but the countries did not comprehend. Africa
has been fully exploited before by the West. Maybe the
continent will fare better than the Arab world if they take
Mugabe's message seriously.
Pakistani Taliban Leader Refuses to Cooperate with United
Nations: Says it is Extension of USA
May 25, 2008: In an unusual meeting with a group of
journalists, in the Kalwaroghah area of South Waziristan,
Baitullah Mahsud ruled out cooperation with the United
Nations in investigation of the murder of
Benazir Bhutto. He said that the UN is only a
extension of the U.S. government which he considers
Pakistan's enemy as well as his personal enemy. He said he
has no connection with the murder of Benazir, direct or
indirect, and demanded that if the Musharraf regime has any
such evidence, it should bring it forth. He said, evidence
does not mean that you torture a few people and make them say
who did it.
He asked, if the regime says we killed Benazir, then tell us
who killed her father and her brother?
He also rejected the claim that the Pakistani ambassador to
Kabul was kidnapped by the Taliban. He said, some other
Taliban group did it and added that we got him released,
though in the process some of our men were released too.
He said, our objective is the implementation of Shar'ia, not
only in Swat but in other areas too. He added that martyrdom
operations are a legitimate part of resistance
In Peshawar city, a mobile petrol of police was blown
up by a remote controlled bomb. Two police officers were
killed and 2 wounded.
In SWAT, a large multi-group peace gathering called by
Jamiate Ulema-i-Islam demanded the withdrawal of 50,000
Pakistani troops from the area. The troops have inflicted
massive deaths, injuries and economic losses on the people,
the gathering resolved, and called on the regime to
compensate the sufferers. The army must not be used against
the people, the leaders said. Shari'a must be implemented in
the entire Malakand area otherwise resistance will be
launched, the gathering demanded.
Rahmat Shah Afridi, editor of Frontier Post was released from
prison after 9 years. He had been arrested by the regime
opposed to his party, the Peoples Party, and sentenced first
to death and then to life for allegedly smuggling opium. Now
that the Peoples Party is back in power, he was released.
[Comment: Political opponents are often imprisoned in
Pakistan on bizarre charges.]
Rallies in Karachi Protest Rising Prices and Worsening
Poverty of the People
May 30, 2008: After Friday prayers, at scores of mosques in
Karachi, speakers from Jamaate Islami highlighted the
suffering of the majority of people in Karachi owing to
rising prices and mismanagement of the economy. Later an All
Parties Symposium was held at Idara-Noor-e-Haq to take a
united stand on the worsening economic situation. Speakers
from the spectrum of opposition groups spoke but the main
speakers were Prof. Abdul Ghafoor Ahmed, Deputy Ameer of
Jamaate Islami at the symposium and Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rahman in
Azizabad and Nasarullah Shuji'h in Lines area
The speakers noticed the increasing breakdown of law and
order in the sprawling city with daily theft, dacoity and
murder on the increase.
Prof. Ahmed noticed that People's Party is now protecting
General Musharraf and real power remains in
Karachi's distinguished Jamaate Islami leader Muhammad
Hussain Mahnati said that the new regime continues to support
capitalism, feudalism and exploitation and the poor are being
ground down to extreme poverty. He cited the daily cut off of
electricity in major parts of the city in intense heat, the
government's support for smugglers, hoarders, profiteers and
the expenditure of billions of Rupees on the wasteful and
meaningless fun fair of the rulers.
Zionist Jews Mutilated and Murdered 15 Year Old Hammad
At 3pm on Wednesday, 16th April, the mutilated body of 15
year old Hammad Nidar Khadatbh was found in lands of the
illegal Israeli settlement of Al-Hamra by his father, who was
out searching for his missing son.
Hammad had left the house at 9am on Tuesday, 15th April to
work on the family's land, located near the stolen
agricultural lands of the settlement. As the second eldest
son, he was picking cucumbers for the family rather than
going to school, to help with the income of his struggling
family. At evening he failed to return home, and so his
father and other family members immediately went searching
for him. They found nothing. They set out again the next day,
Wednesday, and found his body in a place they had searched
the day before - clearly dumped overnight.
Hammad's body was naked, bloated, and tortured. His neck was
broken, and his face had been smashed in with rocks. One
finger had been cut off and there were multiple holes in his
torso, seemingly made by a sharp, round implement - something
like a pen, his family explained. An Israeli police officer
who arrived on the scene to investigate the incident
confirmed that Hammad had been murdered, but made no comment
as to by whom. Hammad's body was immediately taken to the
coroner in Jerusalem, but the report on the exact cause of
his death will not be available for another week.
After speaking to many people in the area, it was established
that Hammad had tried to return home via the Al-Hamra (Arabic
for "red area") checkpoint, but was refused passage through
as being only 15 years old, he had no identification (IDs are
only issued to Palestinians aged 16 years and over). It
appears that Hammad was then forced to walk around the long
way home, and was taken at this point on Tuesday night.
Given the location of the body - on settlement lands and near
an Israeli-only apartheid road - the family are convinced
that Hammad was killed by settlers from the Al-Hamra
settlement. His father explained that his son was only a
young boy, and had no enemies. Also, he explained, there are
no Palestinians in that area, only settlers from the
The 11500 residents of the village of Beit Furiq, located
near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, have regular
problems with the illegal settlements near their village.
Approximately three years ago a 78 year old man, Mohammad Abu
Oday, was killed when settlers from Itamar settlement
destroyed his head with large rocks. Another young man was
also shot dead by settlers, and five others have been injured
whilst attempting to pick their olives. Residents advise that
these attacks happen when Palestinians go to lands that are
anywhere near to settlements, occurring every couple of
Interestingly, these attacks elicit no repercussions on the
settlers by the Israeli military such as are inflicted upon
Palestinian villages in similar, or even lesser situations.
The village of Beita, for example, was shut down for four
days last week, with massive roadblocks installed on every
road to the village, and residents arrested for attempting to
leave after a shooting occurred near an Israeli-only road in
which no one was injured.
Hammad was buried at 3pm on Thursday 17th April, and is
survived by his parents and seven siblings.
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