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Press Release on the International Baltimore Conference:
From Imam Badi Ali, North Carolina:
It was an extremely successful conference considering Jamaat
al-Muslimeen's resources and lack of media support. A new
direction is now available to the Muslims of America.
Coalitions are emerging which which will change, inshallah,
the humiliating position in which Muslims of America had been
placed. The conference showed that truth and integrity has
survived among those who want genuine peace. Each person in
the conference represented the aspirations of entire
communities and groups. Once more it has been proven that
numbers do not count: human quality, knowledge and
understanding based on worship of the Creator are essential.
Remember that few were with the messenger of Allah, peace be
on him, in Makka. Later too, the forces of Islam were always
heavily outnumbered. Once Umar ibn al-Khattab, r.a., sent
two people to help his forces and said that these two are
equal to two thousand. We thank all those who came as well as
others who are showing support even though they have fear in
them. Inshallah, Islam in America will win the hearts and
souls of those who want a better America.
Glimpses of International Islamic Conference for Peace and
Awareness Preliminary Report
Star Studded Conference Signals Historic Change in
American Muslim Initiatives for Peace
Zionist Control and Manipulation of American Power Structure
for War Exposed Analytically
Baltimore, Maryland: August 16, 2008: Who could have thought
that major forces for peace would emerge under the banner of
Islam in America.
The tone for the conference was set the day before by
Imam Warith Deen Umar in a wide ranging Friday
Khutba in which he combined knowledge of Qur'an and Hadith
with scientific information to invite Muslims to choose a
path which is that self-awareness, struggle and integrity.
The almost hour long khutba should be distributed countrywide
to awaken the Muslim ummah. It is hard hitting, informative
Following the khutba, Qari Ehsanullah, from
Islamabad, Pakistan, taught faith, worship and inner harmony
in touching words of piety and spirituality.
The apex of the conference was the speech of Ramsey
Clark, leader of the anti-war movement in America who
initiated a campaign to impeach President George Bush. Mr.
Clark is known for his moral courage and legal acumen. His
defense of Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, President Saddam Hussain,
the Ikhwan in Egypt, and many oppressed people in South
America, has marked him out as a giant of the peace movement,
standing for the Rule of Law. He spoke for more than an hour
and responded to a range of questions. Very briefly he
trashed the U.S. defense of the Georgian government, a regime
which the U.S. helped install. About Afghanistan, he said
NATO is violating international law. It has occupied an
entire country on the excuse of finding half a
Two major presentations were made:
The first by Mark Weber, Director of the
Institute of Historical Research [IHR] His paper, thoroughly
documented and unanswerable in its argumentation was titled:
"Consequences of the U.S. alliance with Israel for America
and the world." He spoke to an attentive audience for over an
hour. He noted that some of the best minds in America have
seen serious harm in Israeli manipulation and control of this
great nation. The Iraq war was basically an Israeli-Jewish
program. [For more on Mr. Weber's work, see
The second major presentation was by Dr. Hesham
Tillawi, Director Current Events TV, on the subject
of "Islam and the Media after 9.11." Dr. Hesham mixed
Palestinian style humor with his cutting edge criticism of
the way war is presented to the American public on TV. His
report included scathing analysis of the way many Muslims go
crawling to the American-Zionist power structure. [For more
of Dr. Hesham's amazing work see
In a conference featuring the unusual and the "out of the
box" presentations, some the most resounding points were
scored by two followers of Jesus [peace be on him]:
Charles Carlson and
Carlson used power point to present a report titled:
"unraveling Christian Zionism's Roots." His devastating
criticism of Christian Zionism included illustrations of the
Jewish commentary inserted into the Bible to justify the
occupation of Palestine. He debunked the term
"judeo-christian" as a contradiction in terms. Mr. Carlson
and his friends travel far and wide to churches controlled by
Christian Zionists and try to educate the people. He was the
first Christian leader to discover that the "Slavery in
Sudan" story was a fake. [See
Mark Glenn's topic was "Islamic 'extremism' may Save Western
Civilization." Note that the word 'extremism' is within
quotes. He said that America has abandoned the original
teachings of Jesus [pbuh] and has espoused the most shameful
sins of paganism. The stern Islamic resistance to the rampant
corruption of America is a blessing for true Christians. Mr.
Glenn thinks that very little of genuine Christianity has
survived in America owing to the steady attack on Christian
values by Zionist-Jewish media. Mr. Glenn is the father of
many children and notices with horror the daily attack on
family values and on the sacred teachings of Jesus. [For more
on Mark Glenn's work, see
RACISM was a major topic in the conference. Dr.
Abdulalim Shabazz led the way by dissecting the roots
of war in the soil of racism. A Distinguished Professor of
Mathematics with an Endowed Chair at Grambling University
[Louisiana], Dr. Shabazz has influenced two generations of
African-American intellectuals with his understanding of Race
as a key factor in conflict. Racism leads to constant war
against "inferior" people and is a major factor in the
genocidal actions of U.S. troops in Iraq, he says. [For Dr.
Shabazz' educational theories see:
Racism is connected with the "War in the Cities" of America.
Ms. Murphy Browne, from Toronto, spoke of
police brutality, drugs and crime in seemingly affluent
Canada. She has taken numerous initiatives to mobilize her
own community [of African descent from Guyana] as well as
oppressed people in general living in Toronto. Ms. Browne's
presence in the conference proved very inspiring for the
participants. She is very sympathetic to Muslims and dresses
like a Muslim.
ISLAMIC ACTIVISTS in the U.S.
Imam Jamil al-Amin's representative,
Br. Masai Ehehasi, from Newark, New Jersey,
brought a message of struggle and activism to the Islamic
Conference. Imam Jamil's arrest and conviction on fake
evidence has undermined peace and stability in America's
Black and Muslim communities. The speaker himself was
arrested when he was part of the Black Panther Party and
imprisoned for 13 years during which he embraced Islam. Black
opposition to the American power structure has received
steady repression from the regime for decades which is
usually ignored by the international community. The community
of Imam Jamil is very strong and uncompromising in its
struggle for the rights of oppressed people.
The Islamic Political Party of America [IPPA]
had several representatives at the conference. IPPA's message
was delivered by Dr. Suhir Ahmed, National
Coordinator, in complete hijab. She spoke of the Federal
Government's attempts to implement "terrorist" profiling,
targeting Muslims, Arabs and other racial and ethnic groups.
IPPA is calling for organizations and individuals to form a
coalition that will open a forum to address government and
congressional officials on profiling which damages
constitutional and civil rights. [For more, see
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Activist Abu Talib from Brooklyn,
New York set up a literature table at the conference
to emphasize support for the cause of Karrim Ibraheem from
Trinidad and the two Muslims from Guyana who are being tried
in the fake JFK "terrorism" case which has sent shock waves
through the Shi'a community of Trinidad and the Sunnis in
Guyana. [Letters of support should be sent to: Karrim
Ibraheem #6465705, Nassau County Correctional Center, 100
Carmen Ave., East Meadow, New York 11554.]
Sis. Nadia Auxila and supporters of
Al-Mumtahinah organization which helps homeless
women made their presence felt with a very active table. This
organization is doing solid work to help women. Sis. Nadia's
husband Br. Abdul Haqq is a grassroots
activist. Sis. Nadia, herself homeless once, gives a strong
Islamic message with her full hijab and niqab.
POLITICAL PRISONER'S MOM SPEAKS
Masoud Khan was sentenced to 90 years in prison,
life in prison, though he has never been an opponent of the
U.S. He was punished because the U.S. has become an ally of
India which occupies Kashmir. His mother,
sis. Bilquis stood up in the historic August 16
conference to explain in detail the games the U.S. "justice"
system played to put this innocent devout Muslim in prison.
The mother was articulate and systematic in her presentation.
Great sorrow permeated the gathering as she spoke wrapped in
Pakistani style islamic clothing. All Muslims are urged by
Jamaat al-Muslimeen to study Masoud's case and call for his
unconditional release from prison. [When the family residence
was raided by the FBI, the officer bursting in was wearing
the Israeli flag on his lapel.] [For details of the case,
SPIRITUAL AURA of the Conference: Christians and Jews
should know Muhammad, pbuh, and accept him.
The conference began with recitation of the Qu'ran, sura
al-Balad [chapter 90 of the Qur'an] by Maulana Qari
Muhammad Ehsanullah, followed by English translation
read by a revert to Islam and commentary by
Dr. Kaukab Siddique
In his Urdu language speech on Tawheed [oneness of Allah],
Qari Ehsanullah said that the root of all true religion is
the acceptance of the ONE God Allah. Abraham, Moses, Jesus
and Muhammad [peace be on them] all taught the Oneness of
Allah. Muslims accept Abraham, Moses and Jesus and see the
completion and culmination of their teachings in the mission
of Muhammad, pbuh. Maulana Ehsanullah said that Islam does
not teach war against any religion. The conflict arises
because many non-Muslims do not know Muhammad, pbuh, and do
not accept him.
Maulana Ehsanullah said that Islam cannot be defeated by any
power on earth because it brings the truth. A true Muslim, he
said, would rather die than bow before the forces of
corruption and worldly power. [The speech was translated
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Awarded three Presenters with
To Ramsey Clark
From Jamaat al-Muslimeen
For Unequalled Service to Justice & Humanity
and for Moral Courage beyond Measure
To Mark Glenn
From Jamaat al-Muslimeen
For Islamic-Christian Alliance
& for Speaking Truly against Zionism
To Charles Carlson
From Jamaat al-Muslimeen
For Scholarship & Courage
and for honest research
A little about Dr. Siddique's role in
Almost the entire conference was presided over by Dr. Kaukab
siddique. Segments were chaired by Imam Warith Deen Umar
Dr. Siddique also made a presentation about Mass Culture and
Muslim Youth. He said that unless Muslims understand how mass
culture works, they'll continue to be surprised and shocked
that their youths are going astray in spite of prayers
In the mid point of the conference, Dr. Siddique was
interviewed LIVE by Dr. Wilmer Leon of the "On with Leon"
Show which is heard all over the country on XM Radio.
High praise for Dr. Siddique came from a Christian speaker in
front of the entire audience. He had visited three mosques in
the Detroit area where he met Muslims who told him that they
know Dr. Siddique and that he cannot be "bought."
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Resolutions connected to the
International Islamic Conference
1. Muslims of America should unite on the basis of the
Quran and the authentic Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.
There is no other Islamic way to unity. The Unity of
immigrants and indigenous, men and women, interracial groups
and ethnicities, has to have an Islamic basis to
2. All Muslim political prisoners should be released.
These victims of Zionist control of the Justice system have
committed no crime and their trials were bogus. Imam Jamil
al-Amin, Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, Prof. Sami al-Arian, Dr.
Ali Tamimi , Dr. Afia Siddiqui, Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar, Dr.
Kifah al-Jayyousi, Masoud Khan, Momin Khawaja, Imam Siddique
Abdullah Hasan, Jose Padilla, Karrim Ibraheem of Trinidad
along with all the innocents of Guantanamo Bay, Iraq,
Palestine and Afghanistan who number in the tens of thousands
should be released. Pharoah, let my people go!
3. The occupation of Palestine by Israel is the central cause
of war around the world. We urge the people of
Palestine to unite against the so-called "two-state
solution." Weakened by their factionalism, the Palestinians
are being targeted by the Israelis who are making inroads
into Palestinian ranks, killing some directly, imprisoning
others, and making the rest fight each other. Palestine is
not a narrow national issue. It belongs to the entire world
of Islam and to the freedom loving people of the world.
4. We hail the emerging unity between Syria and
Lebanon as well as between the Salafis and Hizbullah
within Lebanon. This should be a good example for the people
5. Georgia was created as another "Israel" on the
border of Russia. The quick defeat of Georgia is related to
its fake existence as a state based on support from the U.S.
and Israel. Georgia became a gathering place for Jewish
groups from the defunct USSR. USA and EU are deliberately
provoking Russia by trying to include it in NATO. This is a
kind of cold war all over again.
6. All occupation armies should be withdrawn to open
the way to international peace. In particular American forces
should be withdrawn from Iraq, NATO forces from Afghanistan,
Ethiopian forces from Somalia, Indian forces from Kashmir
and Russian forces from Chechnia. Self-determination of the
Muslim populations of these nations based upon Islam can only
become real once the occupation ends.
7. We condemn the new tragedy enacted by the Pakistani
army in Bajaur where within the last 9 days more than
200,000 people have been forced to leave their homes and
hundreds killed by armored columns and helicopter gunships of
the U.S. armed and backed mercenary forces of the new
Pakistani military commander.
8. We congratulate the Islamic movement in Pakistan on
the resignation of General Musharraf. The constant activism
and mobilization of Islamic groups cooped up CIA's agent and
finally forced America to replace the General with new faces.
In particular, we hail the efforts of Jamaate Islami Pakistan
and the sacrifices of Lal Masjid-Jamia Hafsa and the Islamic
resistance in the northern areas of Pakistan which made
Musharraf a failure
9. We hail the renewed mass uprising of the Kashmiri
people. We condemn the Indian police shootings of unarmed
people and in particular the Indian murder of Sheikh
War News: With thanks to "Malangababa"
Mass Expulsion in Pakistan: In the Shadow of the
by Knut Mellenthin
August 15, 2008
Russia's response to the Georgian aggression against South
Ossetia has been the central theme of the media for a week,
and it's scarcely noticed that the human tragedy in northwest
Pakistan will probably be of no less great political
significance. On Friday, the ninth day of a punitive military
expedition against Bajaur Agency in the so-called
tribal areas, over 100,000 people were seeking refuge.
No one knows the exact number, which reflects the fact that
there is no organized aid for refugees. An English-language
Pakistani newspaper, The News, said on Friday that
"several hundred thousands" were fleeing. News
agencies reported that, according to the Governor of the
North-West Frontier Province, into whose capital
Peshawar tens of thousands fled, the number is about
Many had to leave all their possessions behind, because the
"security forces," in their campaign against suspected
insurgents, repeatedly used heavy artillery, helicopters, and
fighter planes against villages. In addition, there are
systematic expulsions. Leaflets are dropped from helicopters,
calling on people to immediately vacate certain areas. The
leaflets contain detailed instructions about how to
behave, any failure to comply with which carries the risk of
lethal attacks by the "security forces": No vehicle movements
after sunset. Cars may not be parked under trees, or in the
shade. Upon seeing a helicopter, all refugees must come out
of their vehicles with their hands up. Those who don't
receive leaflets or cannot read -- a majority of the
population in the area -- are in mortal danger. Air raids on
refugee convoys are not uncommon. Many families are fleeing
on foot. Those who were expelled or have simply fled are not
supplied with food and medical care. Tens of thousands have
to sleep outdoors.
Bajaur is one of many districts in which such punitive
expeditions have taken place in recent months. The "security
forces" had already similarly wreaked havoc in Swat
and Hangu before, outside the Federally Administered
Tribal Areas, in the North-West Frontier Province. As the
Pakistani media reported on Friday, now thousands are fleeing
from Mohmand Agency, on the southern border of Bajaur.
which it is suspected the "security forces" will strike next.
These military actions cannot be called appropriate or
effective even for the purpose of the US/NATO
counter-insurgency campaign. Their function is essentially to
demonstrate to Washington, which is more and more
aggressively putting pressure on Islamabad, that things are
under control and there is no reason for a US intervention
The original article in German appears in
junge Welt on 16 August 2008. Translation by
By Jalaluddin S. Hussain
Police Shooting in Montreal leads to Protests and Riots+
Algerian Abdelkader Belaouni, an Extraordinary Immigrant
Yet another defeat for "mighty and invincible" (really a
myth!) Israel, in Georgia. The whole world knows that the
Georgian army was heavily trained by the Zionists and the
Americans. The Russian bear has badly mauled the
Western-trained Georgian army!
Georgia took the initiative of provoking the Russians in
South Ossetia. Now the Georgian President Saakashvili is
licking his wounds. How ironical!, At one time a Georgian
son, by the name of Joseph Stalin, once the all-powerful
dictator of Soviet Union, was thinking of brinigning about an
international communist revolution and today the Russian bear
himself is dancing very near the capital Tiblisi and no
Georgian army personnel dare to come even near him! I hope
against hope that as the Zionists were defeated in Lebanon,
Gaza Strip and Georgia, the Americans will also be humiliated
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The important question is, can a Black President Obama decide
that enough is enough and call quits in both the theatres of
war, in which thousands of innocent civilians have already
been killed, on the altar of the only super-power's ego and
On Saturday August 9, 2008, Fredy Villaneuva age 18, was
killed by police with three bullets, in the Montreal North.
The family members of Fredy are still asking: Was it
necessary? He was a young boy who did not even start his
life. The shooting sparked a riot in which many properties
and vehicles were set on fire. It is hoped that the details
from a provincial police investigation, underway, will come
up with the solutions, so that such racially-motivated
shootings do not take place again, in future. It is a
promising sign that as a result of this tragedy a community
collective group by the name of Solidarity Montreal North,
has been formed comprising of 22 local organizations,
including youth groups, health and social service agences and
local police officers. The mission of this collective group
is to remind people of the existing social services available
in Montreal and also to urge the residents of Montreal North,
to rise above the neighbourhood's image which has been
tarnished by reports of troubled youth, gangs and crime.
The Montreal tabloid, Journal de Montreal, has
recently over-emphasised this image by calling the Montreal
North as "Bronx of New York"! Perhaps, this tabloid has gone
too far in comaprison. Why not this newspaper frankly admit
that poverty, unemplyment and racial discrimination were also
are some of the reasons for August 09, social chaos and riot?
The Algerian Abdelkader Belaouni, an enthusiastic
community worker, but one who has not been granted a regular
immigrant status so far, has been cloistered in St. Gabriel's
Church, in the Point St. Charles region of Montreal, since
January 2006. Kader's journey to this haven was a long and
difficult one, which in fact began when he fled Algeria's
brutal civil war almost twelve years ago. As a blind man
suffering from diabetes, this young-at-heart 37- year-old has
somehow managed to strike roots in this poverty-stricken
run-down community of Point St. Charles. Although, he has
applied for permanent resident status in Canada, he has been
refused on the flimsy grounds that he is not married and has
no job! The Canadian immigration authorities have not taken
into consideration the fact that Kader has a strong network
of friends and supporters and that he has been refused
employment only because he was blind! More information about
Kader can be had by going to
On August 9 and 10, a support group for Kader, called
"Artists for Kader", organized a mural project. More than 50
supporters of Kader got together on the grounds of this
Church, to participate in in various workshops and mural
paintings. The participants were entertained to live music
while the tiny tots were kept busy in kids' activities.
The green 8-page brochure says it all. It starts with an
impressive quotation: "I don't know much about States and
borders . All I know is that world is round and that unlike
trees which have roots, people have feet for walking". This
quote clearly explains the "No One Is Illegal": philosophy of
a local organization, which supports Kader, besides many
other community,collective and actvists' organizations, of
this city. A bilingual poem on page 2 of this brochure
entitled, "I do not agree/je ne suis pas d'accord", authored
by Kader himself, very well sums up his inner state of mind.
Under the heading, "Artists for Kader", the background for
the Mural Project is explained as follows. The mural is
being created to support Kader as someone whose story is
representative of migration in the 21st. century, who has
struggled against dehumanising bureaucracy to be treated with
dignity and respect". Kader has inspired a broad network of
support and resistance. He has refused to be crushed by two
and a half years of imprisonment. It is remarkable that he
has gone through deportation-defiance struggle as an artist
himself. Besides being a sensitive and passionalte poet,
Kader conducts a regular monthly program for the local FM
Kashmir: Mass Popular Uprising after
August 16. With thanks to Dawa report
SRINAGAR - Tens of thousands of Muslims marched in India's
part of Kashmir on Saturday in honor of a prominent
separatist leader killed in a recent wave of violence that
has rocked the volatile Himalayan region.
The streets were a sea of black protest flags and Islamic
green flags as demonstrators filled Srinagar, the region's
main city, and headed south to the hometown of Sheikh Abdul
Aziz. Aziz, the leader of the All Parties Hurriyat
Conference, was shot Monday by police firing into a crowd
On Saturday, security forces kept their distance from the
demonstrators to avoid provoking another deadly clash.
The protesters were heading to Aziz's hometown of Pampur,
nine miles south of Srinagar.
The march comes a day after the India's Independence Day
holiday, which Kashmir observed as a "black day" by burning
Indian flags and effigies of Indian soldiers.
More than six weeks of unrest in Indian-administered Kashmir
has pitted the region's Muslim majority against its Hindu
minority and left at least 34 people dead, many of them
protesters shot during violent clashes with police
Villages have been attacked, police stations torched and, in
at least one town, security forces were ordered to shoot on
sight any protesters violating the curfew.
The crisis began in June with a dispute over land near a
Hindu shrine. The Hindu minority was angered when the state
government reversed a decision to give 99 acres of land to a
Hindu trust to build facilities for pilgrims near the shrine.
Muslims had complained that the gift of land was actually a
settlement plan meant to alter the religious balance in
The spiraling unrest has unleashed pent-up tensions between
Kashmir's Muslims and Hindus and threatened to snap the bonds
between India and its only Muslim-majority state.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called Friday for an end
to the protests and violence, saying "all issues can be
resolved only through dialogue and peaceful means."
Singh's call was promptly dismissed by a key Kashmiri
separatist leader, Mirwaiz Omer Farooq, who said the protests
symbolize the "total rejection of India's rule in Kashmir."
There is a long history of separatist movements in Kashmir,
which has been divided between India and Pakistan since 1948.
Most were peaceful until 1989, when [the current freedom
The rebellion has so far killed an estimated 68,000 people.
(More than a 100,000 Kashmiris have been killed by Indian
troops according to the Kashmiris) India accuses Pakistan of
aiding Kashmiri freedom fighters - a charge Pakistan denies.
India and Pakistan gained independence when the departing
British colonizers split the subcontinent in 1947, sparking
one of the most violent upheavals of the 20th century and
creating a rivalry that has led to three wars, two of them
General Musharraf trying to Save his Skin through
Resignation: He Must not be Allowed to Flee, Says Jamaate
LAHORE, Aug 18: Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Qazi Hussain
Ahmad has welcomed the resignation of president Gen Pervez
Musharraf and demanded of the ruling coalition to immediately
restore the independent judiciary as on Nov 2, 07 and dismiss
In a statement issued by JI Media Cell on Monday, Qazi
Hussain Ahmad said instead of providing safe passage to Gen
Musharraf, he should have been tried in court and punished
for a long list of crimes he had committed during his reign.
Qazi demanded that national hero Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan should
be immediately released, all the pro-American policies of Gen
Musharraf should be rolled back, military operation in tribal
areas and Balochistan should be stopped and the issues should
be solved through dialogue.
JI secretary general Syed Munawar Hasan said Gen Musharraf's
resignation is an effort to save his skin and escape from
facing the trial of all the crimes he had committed. He
demanded that Musharraf must be tried under Article 6 of the
constitution for twice breaching the constitution, in order
to set a precedent so that no military adventurer could dare
repeat such an act in future. He demanded that Musharraf's
name should be immediately placed in ECL to block his way of
fleeing the country.
Munawar said NRO is one of the blackest of the deeds of Gen
Musharraf and also a stigma on the face of Pakistanis which
should also be done away with.
Munawar also demanded immediate release of Dr Qadeer Khan and
restoration of judges through an executive order.
JI Deputy secretary general Dr Farid Paracha said the
resignation of dictator should not be any cause of
celebrations since the nation wants to see the criminal of
thousands of deaths in military operations in Balochistan,
Tribal Areas, Jamia Hafsa, Karachi, and destroyer of
parliament, judiciary and constitution to be hanged publicly.
In a statement, Dr Paracha warned that providing safe passage
to Gen Musharraf should be deemed as accomplices in all of
his crimes. He said the helpless resignation of Gen Musharraf
should serve as eye opener for those who deem themselves as
absolutely powerful, indispensable and invincible.
Musharraf's resignation not sufficient, must be tried -
19-Aug-2008, 16th Shabaan, 1429
Ameer, Jama't-ud-Da'wah Pakistan, Prof. Hafiz Muhammad
Saeed, while addressing a press conference at the Karachi
Press Club said, it does not suffice that Musharraf has
resigned and he should be tried in accordance with the law.
He said the ruling coalition must bring about change in
Musharraf's policies after his ouster, and said Musharraf's
policies were responsible for all the current acts of
terrorism in the country. He urged the government to play its
role in recovering missing persons, including repatriation of
Dr. Afia Siddiqui from American custody. Jama't-ud-Da'wah's
spokesman, Yahya Mujahid; Ameer, Jama't-ud-Da'wah
Karachi, Engr. Naveed Qamar, and others were also present at
Hafiz Saeed said Gen. (Retd.) Pervez Musharraf had done
incalculable harm to the country during his reign by spawning
problems at the national, as well as the international level.
First the Afghan policy was turned around after 9/11, and
later the Kashmir policy was altered too. He said Musharraf's
policies have become a challenge for the current ruling
coalition and they must be changed forthwith. He said
Kashmiris have been forced to take up arms in their defense
after severe oppression and massive excesses and injustices
against them by India, and demanded that they be given their
due rights in accordance with UN resolutions. He said those
who talk of friendship with India should also listen to the
voice of Kashmiri Muslims. He said Hindu extremist
organizations are playing with the honor and property of
Muslims in Jammu, Udhampur, and other areas of Occupied
Kashmir. Whole villages and towns have been burned down to
ashes, yet claimants of being the largest democracy in the
world and champions of secularism, are sponsoring Hindu
War News: From New Trend's Media Monitor
These reports in their factual aspects are from western
Afghanistan: French troops Whipped by Taliban
August 17, 2008: France's elite paratroop forces came under a
ferocious attack by Islamic fighters known as Taliban. At
least 10 French troops were killed and 21 wounded. The entire
force would have been wiped out but the French called in
heavy air support and thus survived.
A martyrdom operator tried to blow up the American military
base in Khost. At least 13 men working for the U.S. were
killed and 22 wounded. The attacker did not reach the
August 18: U.S. troops cooped up in the Khost military base
called in air strikes repeatedly to keep back martyrdom
operators. At least three of the approaching attackers
August 16: AFP reports that 10 police officers working for
Karzai were killed in the Shah Wali Kot area of Kandahar
Two Iranians were kidnapped in western Afghanistan
August 13 and 15: Reuters reports from the U.S. government
that 2 U.S. troops were killed in one Taliban attack and 3 in
another. These were marines operating in Helmand province
[where the British are refusing to go out and fight].
August 11: In Kapisa province, U.S. air attacks killed 12
civilians and wounded 18. The U.S. says these were Taliban
and were spotted changing into civilian clothes. [The claim
seems to be untrue because Taliban do not have uniforms and
dress like most other Afghans.]
More than 1,000 civilians have been killed in U.S. air
attacks since January.
IRAQ: Fighting Raging in Mosul and Diyala regions
During August, till Aug.18, at least 17 U.S. troops were
killed in Iraq fighting the Islamic resistance. Another 26
were wounded, 16 of them seriously. The U.S. media completely
censored news of the fighting.
U.S. losses have dropped because the brunt of the fighting is
being borne by Shi'ite troops armed and trained by the U.S.
They as well as Sunnis collaborating with the U.S. have
suffered heavily as they try to break into Islamic
communities. They lost a total of 419 killed in July and have
lost another 191 killed till August 18 this month. [source:
Islamic losses are not published but are estimated to
On August 18, in Ramadi, 5 police recruits were killed and 7
wounded by a martyrdom operator. [Reuters.]
In July, 3 female martyrdom operators carried out revenge
attacks on Shi'ites in response to war in Sunni cities
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