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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Sh'aban 5,1429/ August 7, 2008, #43

African-American Islamic leader Amir Abdallah's letter to New Trend. Please scroll down. Brief but very important.

Unusual Islamic marketplace set up on line by African American Islamic activist. New Trend endorses it with max publicity. Please scroll all the way down.

On August 16, 2008 Jamaat al-Muslimeen will present analysis never before heard in America at an Islamic Conference after 9.11

One example is a speech by independent TV and Radio broadcaster Dr. Hesham Tillawi titled: "Islam and the Media After 9/11"

For our lineup of presentations see the list of our distinguished scholars:

International Islamic Conference for Peace and Awareness. August 16 Program


Maulana Qari Muhammad Ehsanullah [Pakistan]

Dr. Al-Haji Asheikh Ahmed [Nigeria]

Sis. Amina Masood [Pakistan]

Ms. Murphy Browne [Canada]

Mark Glenn [Washington State]

Charles Carlson [Arizona]

Dr. Kaukab Siddique [Maryland]

Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina]

Dr. Hesham Tillawi [Louisiana]

Ramsey Clark [New York City]

Ms. Nadrat Siddique [Maryland]

Mark Weber [California]

Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [Louisiana]

Syed Munawar Hasan [Pakistan] [Jamaate Islami Pakistan's Message]

Imam Jamil al-Amin's Committee [Imam's message]

Islamic Political Party of America [Message]

[Lunch will be followed by Zuhr prayers.]

Serving Homeless Women: Meet Sis. Nadia Auxila and al-Mumtahinah Home [in the service of homeless women]

Jamaat al-Muslimeen [Human Rights Group] Condemns Abduction, rape, Imprisonment of Pak Female Scholar
Tragic Suffering of Dr. Afia Siddiqui must now End: Bush and Musharraf Violated International and Islamic Law

We urge Senator Obama to show his humanity by taking note of this ugly blot on the face of America's justice system. Jamaat also urges women's organizations in America to speak up and call for Dr. Afia's immediate release.

photgraph of Afia Siddiqui Afia Siddiqui is the example of violated humanity.
photo courtesy of cageprisoners

In March 2003 Dr. Afia Siddiqui and her three children disappeared in Karachi, Pakistan. By most accounts, she appears to have been abducted by General Musharraf's intelligence operatives and handed over to the U.S. government. The U.S. claimed that it had no knowledge of where she was located and yet condemned her as activist of the armed Islamic movement known as al-Qaida. Thus she simultaneously disappeared and was condemned without trial.

Dr. Afia is a highly educated Pakistani woman who excelled at America's top universities such as MIT and Brandeis. Her loyalty to Islam and her scientific expertise may have led the U.S.-Zionist agencies to target her.

Last month, Sis. Yvonne Ridley, famous British journalist, held a press conference in Pakistan and stated that Islamic prisoners held in Bagram [notorious Afghan prison] had heard the hysterical cries and wailing of a woman being tortured who seemed to be Pakistani.

This horrible revelation led to a hue and cry in Pakistan by human rights activists who were sure that the tortured wailing woman must be none other than Dr. Afia Siddiqui.
About three weeks back, the U.S. carried out one of its weirdest cover up stories to try to implicate Dr. Afia in "terrorism." The American story, parroted by Pakistani English media supporting anti-Islamic efforts, makes fascinating reading. The U.S. claims that till now Dr. Afia had been underground in Afghanistan [not in Bagram prison]. Three weeks backs, the U.S. claims, Afia suddenly came out of hiding and attacked U.S. troops [alone]. No one was hurt but she was hit by U.S. return fire. She and one of her children were "captured" and have been "moved" to a notorious U.S. prison in New York known as Metropolitan Correctional Center [MCC].

[The fate of her other two children is still obscure.]

On August 6, 2008 the judge in the case accepted the absurd story Bush's operatives have cooked up about Dr. Afia.
The U.S. story is patently fabricated. Dr. Afia does not know Pushtu or Persian and could not have survived in Afghanistan for five years. She is a very small person, attenuated by her stay in U.S. torture chambers. The idea that she would emerge suddenly in MID-AFGHANISTAN [Ghazni area] and fire a gun at American troops, hit no one, and then be shot down and "captured" is preposterous beyond measure
The reports about Dr. Afia indicate that the U.S. accepted comments made by prisoners in Guantanamo Bay as an indication that she is involved with al-Qaida. However, other reports indicate that under torture prisoners can implicate anyone they might have heard of to take the torturers off their back.

The sister of Dr. Afia, in grave danger herself from Musharraf's men, held a press conference in Karachi [August 5] in which she accused the U.S. of high crimes, including rape, against her scholarly sister. Dr. Anwarul Haque, a prominent Pakistani physician, Sis. Amina Masood, leading a search for persons "disappeared" by Musharraf, and others, are holding protest rallies in Islamabad [August 7] against her imprisonment.

The FIVE YEAR LONG and continuing agony of a highly educated Islamic, Pakistani woman at the hands of the U.S.-Zionist regime is yet another sign that the U.S. is at war with Islam at Zionist instigation. Rule of Law has become meaningless in America's war.

Letter: Re: ICNA & Siraj and the Anti-Islamic/Anti-Muslim Obama.

As-salaamu `alaykum, Shaykh Kaukab.

May Allah reward you (New Trend) for your Excellent & Fearless coverage. I agree with you 100%.

May Allah keep you well and may He keep you writing and reporting the truth:

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah.

Amir Abdallah

[With thanks to Sis. Labeebah.]

Sharjah- City of Masjids & Female Huffaaz: The Unknown Middle East

Many outside the emirate may not know but by the grace of Allah, Sharjah is not only blessed with countless masjids, but a majority of these masjids have some kind of Quran Memorization program for women & children.
The program is Awqaaf initiated/approved & is free for all. Every morning (usually after Fajr or by 7am depending on the masjid), you will see hordes of women walk to their neighborhood masjid with their mushafs in hand.
Every masjid has a tleast one Awqaaf appointed female teacher. But depending upon the size of the masjid & number of students, there could be as many as 5-6 teachers who sit in circles with their students.
Each student is memorizing a different juz, at her own pace. The teacher takes the attendance, listens to each one, reviews the older portions & gives them their new lesson for the next day. The classes are held everyday except Friday & Saturday. After completion of every two juzs, an examiner is called to test them. After passing successfully, the student is issued her certificate. After memorizing ten juz, she becomes eligible to teach at other masjids.
The first time i visited a masjid during class hour, i was surprised to find the number of women (mixed nationalities) who had already memorized more than five juz. Their eagerness & commitment was also noteworthy.
In a year or two, most of those women will be haafizzas, inshaAllah. And judging by the number of masjids & the number of women students in each, it can be safe to say that Sharjah will soon be a city of female huffaaz. InshaAllah.
Prophet (Salulaahu alahi wasallum said, "It will be said to the companion of the Qur'aan: Recite and rise in status, recite as you used to recite in the world, for your status will be at the last verse that you recite." [Al-Tirmidhi (2914) and Abu Dawood (1464) ]

Nayyar Zaidi, Veteran Journalist, arrested on Weird Charges.

A veteran journalist of the secularist Pakistani daily JANG writing from the U.S. has been arrested. For three months after his arrest, earlier this year, no one knew where he was and what had happened to him. It appears that somehow his computer was broken into and he was accused of attempted child molestation. Our observers say that the U.S. can easily break into a computer and place all kinds of vile material in it. Zaidi is 64 years old, happily married and well aware that if he were attempting to reach an under age person by computer, his activity could easily be monitored by intelligence agencies.

The more likely scenario is that Zaidi is the victim of the Zionist regime-in-America's "MID-DAY KNOCK."

Here is an excerpt from an old interview Zaidi had with CNN.

"Consider the case of an American citizen of Pakistani descent living in Washington who says his phone calls were monitored by the U.S. government. He may be a familiar face. His name is Nayyar Zaidi and he is the Washington correspondent for Pakistan's "Daily Jang," a frequent guest on CNN who is with us once again today.

Thanks so much for being with us.

What happened to you?

NAYYAR ZAIDI, "DAILY JANG": Well, on February 20, 2003, I was not home, only my 15-year-old son was home. Three FBI agents came to me house, one male, who was a lawyer and an FBI agent, and two female agents. And they asked my son if I was home, then they wanted to enter my house.

My son asked them, do you really have to. They said yes. So they came in, looked around and asked him some questions.

So my son then got panicky and they left their phone numbers and names. So he tracked me down on my cell phone and said the FBI was here looking for you. I said OK, relax, calm, I'm coming home.

I came and called them back, the special agent, Chris McKinney (ph), and he said, "Mr. Zaidi, we have found that 10 phone calls were made from your home phone overseas to different countries, including India, Pakistan, China," God knows. Holland. And these were his exact words, "that brush off against 9/11 phone numbers."

I said, well, I have several phones at home, which phone number. He said the very phone number on which you are calling me, which was on the caller ID.

So I said OK. Then I went to the Washington field office. They interrogated me for two hours, mainly starting with profiling questions. "Mr. Zaidi, how many kids do you have, how many cars do you have, your children, their car registrations, their cell numbers".


BY Dr. Abdul-Haq Al-Ani

ISBN: 978-0-932863-58-4 || 2008 || 421 pages
SYNOPSIS The trial of Saddam Hussein marks the first time since the UN was created that a head of state has been put on trial by an invading, occupying power. This book seeks to draw public attention to the threat this precedent poses to developing nations worldwide, and to its distortive influence on the further evolution of international law.

Al-Ani documents the trail of illegalities marking the destruction of Iraq at the hands of the US and UK, from the genocidal sanctions of the 1990s, the US State Department pre-invasion planning that commenced in 2001, and the 2003 invasion, to the setting up and proceedings of the tribunal that swiftly dispatched Saddam Hussein.

While the Tribunal was intended to promote the image of a triumphant Iraqi democracy, the US was actually in control of all stages of the trial. It drafted the Tribunal's Statute; determined the trial venue and what charges would be brought; researched, compiled, stored, and prevented access to evidence and documentation; selected and trained the judges, and micro-managed the proceedings.

The trial itself was so farcical as to provoke international condemnation. International human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, as well as UN bodies such as the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, have stated that the Iraqi Special Tribunal and its legal process does not meet international standards for a fair trial.

The behavior of the United States and its allies sets an ugly precedent for its intervention in other targeted states. This detailed examination reveals how the 'New World' is in fact being 'ordered'. It presents a terrifying prospect of ruthless dictatorship, deprivation of independence, and removal of the human right to justice. It lays bare the level of deception, hypocrisy, and flagrant flouting of even its own laws to which the U.S. was willing to resort in order to achieve its objective: the subjugation of a sovereign nation.

THE AUTHOR Dr. Abdul-Haq al-Ani is an Iraqi-born, British-trained barrister who served as legal adviser on Saddam Hussein's defense to his daughter, Raghad Saddam Hussein. Called to the Bar in 1996, he also holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in International Studies from the University of London. Founding editor of The Arab Review, he has written widely on culture, politics and religion. He joined the Ba'ath Party while in his teens, but left it in disappointment a few years later, prior to the Ba'ath Party assuming power in 1968.

TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE Baghdad College Joining the Ba'ath Genocide against Iraq Why Did I Get Involved? How I Became Involved Chapter 1 THE BA'ATH AND SADDAM HUSSEIN The Birth of Arab Nationalism The Birth of the Ba'ath The Significance of the Ba'ath The Uniqueness of Iraq in Arab-Muslim World The Marginalization of the Shi'a in Modern Iraq The Birth of Ba'ath in Iraq Enter Saddam Hussein The Ba'ath Revolution against Qassim Disintegration and Restructuring of the Ba'ath The Ba'ath 1964-1966 The Iraqi Ba'ath, 1966-1968 The Ba'ath, 1968-1979 The Ba'ath, 1979-1990 The Iraq-Iran War 1980-1988 The Kuwait Disaster 1990- The Genocidal Blockade of Iraq 1991-2003 Chapter 2 PRE-PLANNING FOR REGIME CHANGE US Imperialism and Zionism The Iraq Liberation Act The Future of Iraq Project (FIP) Rumsfeld's Statement after the September 11Attacks The Attack on Restaurant in Baghdad The Downing Street Memo Blair's Statement to Parliament Chapter 3 EUROCENTRISM, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE INVASION OF 2003 The Ramifications of Eurocentrism Eurocentrism and International Law Which Law, Then? Shortcomings of the Security Council Misconceptions The International Criminal Court Jurisdiction Resolution 1483 on Iraq The Genocidal Blockade Contravenes Peremptory Norms The Crime of Aggression The US View of International Law The Security Council and the Charter The Illegality of the 2003 Invasion Could the Security Council Have Given Authority? Chapter 4 THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ DURING BREMER'S RULE Letter from the UK/US to the Security Council on Their Intentions in Occupying Iraq Security Council Resolution 1483 Obligations of Occupiers under International Law The Hague Regulations The Geneva Conventions Security Council Resolutions Post Invasion The Arrival of Paul Bremer The CPA Institutes Systemic Change in Iraq The Iraq Constitution of 1970 Regulation No. 1 Regulations, Orders and Memoranda Legal and Judicial Legislation Political Legislation De-Ba'athification is a Crime Against Humanity Administration for the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period: The Transitional Administrative Law ( TAL). Arrest and Detention of Saddam Hussein Breaches of Protocol I Chapter 5 THE CREATION OF THE IRAQI SPECIAL TRIBUNAL A Dilemma: Where to Try Saddam Hussein? The Future of Iraq Project and the Transitional Justice Report The CPA's Crimes Against Humanity Investigations Unit The CPA Sets Up the Iraqi Special Tribunal Selection of the Tribunal's Staff The Regime Crimes Liaison Office (RCLO) Cherry-picking the Crimes: Why Dujail? The Iraq-Iran War Events, 1982 Daw'a Party Involvement Chapter 6 MAKING THE TRIBUNAL "IRAQI" Establishing the Iraqi High Tribunal (IHT) The IHT Recognizes the Retroactivity Issue Domestic Enactment of Non-Self-Executing Treaties Immunity of Heads of State Developing the IST/IHT Statute and Rules To Establish Special Courts—Or Not to Establish Special Courts The IHT Statute: The IST Statute in Sheep's Clothing? General Failures of the Statute and Rules The Issues of Criminal Intent and Knowledge of the Crime The Elements of the Crime Torture, Ill-Treatment and Evidence Investigation Stage Elements of Fair Trial Chapter 7 THE TRIAL The Offense The Sessions An Appropriate Defense Obscured and Prevented Analysis of the Outcome The Failures of the Prosecution's Case Chapter 8 THE FAILURES OF THE TRIAL Official Language US Control Independence and Political Interference Biased and Incompetent of Judges The Right to a Fair Trial Failures in Keeping Evidentiary Records Failure to Provide Written Decisions Chapter 9 JUDGMENT, SENTENCE, APPEAL AND EXECUTION Sentence Observations on the Tribunal's Judgment Questions of Authorship Inaccurate and Misleading Statements Crimes and the Tribunal's Jurisdiction Summary Refutation of the Jurisdiction of the Tribunal Immunity of a Head of State Were the Acts Criminal? Crimes against Humanity under Iraqi Law Crimes against Humanity under Customary International Law Crimes against Humanity under Treaty Law The Tribunal's Analysis of the Case against Saddam Hussein Summary of Prosecution Witnesses' Statements Tribunal's Summary of Saddam Hussein's Statement Summary of Defense Witnesses' Statements Questions Specifically Relative to Saddam Hussein Evidence and Inferences Against Saddam Hussein Extent of Saddam Hussein's Responsibility Conclusion on Tribunal Judgment The Appeal Is the Death Sentence Available under Iraqi Law? The Execution The Iraqi High Tribunal and the Evolution of International Law Conclusion CHRONOLOGY of Events in Iraq July 1958-December 2006 (40 pages) APPENDIX I Letter to the Security Council from the Permanent Representatives of the UK and the US APPENDIX II Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal

Free Dr. Sami al-Arian!!
Protest & Vigil

Wednesday, August 13th, 5pm
(Press Conference @ 4:30pm)

Downtown Federal Building
300 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA

Please join us for a press conference and protest/vigil in demanding that the Federal Government immediately free Dr. Sami Al-Arian!! We will also be calling for a stop to the racist attacks against Muslims and Arabs by the US Government!!

Dr. Sami Al-Arian, one of the earliest victims of the "war on terror" within the U.S. itself, continues to languish in jail for 5 years, where he has been since his February 2003 arrest for the "crime" of speaking out on behalf of the Palestinian struggle against Israel's apartheid.

Recently granted bond by a federal judge, Sami Al-Arian is still being held in prison. In fact, Dr. Al-Arian is now being subjected to the worst treatment by prison officials since his stay in Coleman Federal Penitentiary in Florida three years ago.

On July 12th, a Federal judge pronounced that Dr. Al-Arian is not a danger to the community nor a flight risk, and accordingly granted him bail before his scheduled August 13th trial.

However, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), continues to hold him.

Not content to merely keep Dr. Al-Arian from enjoying even a very limited stint of freedom, the government is using all available means to try to psychologically break him. Instead of keeping him in a prison close to the Washington DC area where his two oldest children live, the ICE has moved him to Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover, VA, more than one hundred miles from the capital. He is being kept under a 23-hour isolated lock-down and his children have been denied visitation requests.

More critically, this distance makes it extremely difficult for Dr. Al-Arian to meet with his attorneys in the final weeks before his upcoming trial.

Please join the International Socialist Organization and others for a press conference and protest/vigil in demanding that the Federal Government immediately free Dr. Sami Al-Arian!! We will also be calling for a stop to the racist attacks against Muslims and Arabs by the US Government!!

**For more information please call: Katie Miller of the International Socialist Organization at (323) 691-5283 or visit and **

2008-08-09 Sat 23:19:07 cdt