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Shawwal 13,1429/ October 13, 2008, #53
Don't miss Mark Weber's incisive critique of "Holocaust
What W.D. Muhammad's followers thought he was and what
he was really up to: Brief documentation.
Please scroll down.
Pakistan: The U.S. is using the Pak army and ANP/PPP
parties to bring about the worst nightmare of Pakistanis. New
Trend's think tank probes the "program."
Scroll way down.
Important Announcement: The next meeting of Jamaat
al-Muslimeen's National Islamic Shoora will be held on
November 8, 2008, inshallah. By then America's elections
will have taken place. It will be the task of the Shoora to
analyze the changing political situation and come up with
strategies and tactics for the post-Bush era.
Delegates from across the country have confirmed
To know the Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen and to inform the
Jamaat of your concerns and interests, go to:
Press Release from Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader
Imam Badi Ali:
New waves of immigrants are part of U.S. Social
Engineering to dominate Africa, Iraq & Palestine
America's Muslim populations are facing a new challenge: the
arrival of large numbers of disoriented Muslim immigrants
from counties the U.S. wants to dominate, control and
takeover. A major American push seems to be underway in
Africa and large numbers of Sudanese and Moroccans are being
brought to the U.S. as immigrants. Waves of Muslim immigrants
are also coming in from Iraq and Palestinians. A similar
process is taking many Palestinians to Europe and Dubai.
The African immigrants are being "settled" in poor inner city
ghettoes, thus putting them in competition for scarce, low
paying jobs with African-Americans and Latinos. A ghetto
within a ghetto is being created. While they take away jobs
from the poor, they in turn are affected (particularly their
children) by the prevalence of drugs and crime in the ghetto.
The coming of Iraqis is also connected with the U.S.
dominance of Iraq. The purpose is to take away all
resourceful people from the occupied country.
The impact on American Muslim communities will soon become
clear. The new people are in need of help because they do not
have the educational and technical levels needed for survival
in America. They will not only swamp the existing social
services but will also need ongoing charity from Muslim
communities. Thus the funds Muslims send to their countries
of origin will be severely depleted. The result will be that
overall loss of resources for the Muslim countries
We must try to help overseas Muslims see the situation they
will face if they come here. They will lose their children,
their honor, their culture, their language and finally their
religion. Are they willing to pay such a heavy price?
Who will fight for Palestine if Palestinians are leaving for
Dubai, Europe and America? Why not stand and fight against
the Israeli blockade of Gaza?
Q & A
Unusual Question from a Veteran Christian Activist and
Writer: How Would Shari'a Affect us in America?
I would like your advice and knowledge regarding sharia law
for the purpose of setting the record straight. As you may
have surmised by now - my 'fellow' Americans are - on the
whole - I'm ashamed to say -IDIOTS! We were not always like
this. Our Zionist controlled educations system ( if one can
seriously call it that today) has been Jew controlled now for
at least an entire generation. We are a nation of short term
memory - instant gratification - materialistic -
Our recent leaders are a perfect example and proof of what I
say. We have become as corrupt as any of the worst countries
i have visited in the past 55 years.
I am constantly editorializing in hopes that the TRUTH will
ultimately permeate this suffocating cloud of hate - lies -
propaganda and rancid Zionist disinformation.
My next 'project' is the truth about sharia law - and how it
may or may not affect us here in America. What I need from
you is the type of comprehensive explanation of ALL major
aspects of anything the law would affect. The one concerning
marriage was EXACTLY the kind of information i need - but on
a multiplicity of topics - civil and criminal.
Thank you in advance for your time and knowledge. In my 70
years an varied background experiences - I have watched my
country - under Zionist influence - go from greatness and
goodness to becoming a garbage dump of Zio-robotic useful
idiots - headed for the trash heap of history. I simply want
my country back and to see us cast out these Zionist
occupiers. We are as occupied by the Jew as Gaza ( I have
been there also). The only difference is that the violence
has not started here against TRUE Christians ( the horrific
hatred and Zionist diatribes coming from Baptist pulpits is
NOT REMOTELY 'Christian' teaching).
As sala'amu alaikum
Joe Cortina [Tampa Bay, Florida]
Response by Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Basic Facts about Shari'ia [Islamic Law].
1. Muslims believe that the Qur'an is the Word of
Allah, the One God who created the universe and all humans,
whatever their race.
2. The Qur'an was revealed in Arabia to Muhammad,
peace be on him. His understanding of the purpose and
implementation of the Qur'an was compiled by his
Companions [sahabah in Arabic] in the form of the
Hadith and is the decisive factor in all Islamic rulings.
The Qur'an and the Hadith are the primary sources of Islamic
Law [Sha'ria] which encompasses every aspect of haman life
from marriage and divorce to economics and finance.
3. Islamic scholars in various countries and during various
epochs in Muslim history studied the Qur'an and Hadith and
gave rulings about how Shar'ia would solve the problems of
their nations. This jurisprudence [or fiqh in
Arabic] indicates the understanding various scholars had of
the relevance of Shar'a to their times.
Shar'ia is not imposed on non-Muslims unless they want to be
included in its ambit. The Qur'an says there is no compulsion
4. Shar'ia is gradualist. All of it is not implemented
at once. The social conditions are ameliorated by Islamic
reformers before Shari'a is implemented. The intent of the
Shari'a is often enough to help Muslims to see how they
should behave. For instance, most Muslims do not take
intoxicants even though Shari'a is not being implemented
where they live [such as in the USA].
5. During war time and where predatory groups try to destroy
a Just Islamic system based on the people's consent,
deterrent Islamic punishments are implemented by Islamic
authorities. We see some of this in Afghanistan where Mullah
Umar, leader of the Taliban, carried out Shari'a punishments
to stop bandits from carrying out rape, murder and pillage.
6. Shar'ia is often the target of Zionist fear mongering
against Islam because Shar'ia does not tolerate adultery,
fornication and homosexuality. As the Zionists are in support
of these activities which are fragmenting American society,
they see Shar'ia as a threat to the process they are carrying
out on a daily basis through the media which they control.
7. Shar'ia should be accepted in America to help the several
million Muslims who live here. The rights of Muslim women,
the rights to inheritance as enunciated by the Qur'an, the
right to take off from work on days of prayer [such as the
Eid festivals] and other rights of Muslims would
8. Would Shar'ia harm America's non-Muslims in any way? Not
at all. Islam does not permit Muslims to violate the rights
of neighbors or to break the laws of America which Muslims
accept under oath when acquiring citizenship.
If you have any specific issues in mind, let me know.
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Bogus JFK Case: Support Guyanese and Trinidad Muslims
Accused in case Fabricated by the Government
by Abu Talib [Jamaat al-Muslimeen Brooklyn, NY]
There was a brief hearing on Monday the 6th of October at the
federal Court building, downtown Brooklyn at 225 Cadman Plaza
concerning the the so called Plot to blown up the JFk
airport. There were three defendant present at the hearings
except for Abdul Kareem Ibraheem who is undergoing medical
treatment in Colarado.The three defendant were Abdul kadir,
Abdul Nur and Defritas from Guyana.
Four Muslim brothers from the Islamic Guidance Center in
Brooklyn, which is the Shia community base, were there to
show support for the accused who are Sunnis. Also there was
Sis. Ayesha Ibraheem the daughter of Kareem Ibraheem, the
fourth accused who is from the Shia community in Trinidad.
The next hearings for the brothers would be on December
There is great need to write to the brothers at this
Metropolitan Detention Center, 80 West 29th street Brooklyn,
If you can call the prison to protest, the number there to
call is 718-840-4200.
If you can write, the names and numbers of two of the
brothers there now are:
Abdul kadir#64656-053 and Abdul kareem Ibraheem#64657-053.
The brothers need your Du'a for their health and to keep them
strong inside the wall.
Information on W.D. Muhammad Distributed in Brooklyn
October 3, 4, 5: New Trend's information on the situation of
W,D. Muhammad who was helping U.S. government agencies
against Muslims for many years is gradually being distributed
in Brooklyn. First distribution of New Trend printout on this
issue was made at the Guidance Center and at Masjid Khalifa
as well as on a person-to-person basis to Muslims on the
street. Two brothers from Nation of Islam and one from Black
Panthers showed support for the writing.
More to follow.
October 10, 2008: Jericho March
Historic March in New York City Brought Together Activist
Groups Supporting Political Prisoners
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Urges Unity of Black, Hispanic, Native
American & Islamic Movements Opposing Oppression
The protest rally and march was more successful than the
organizers of the Jericho Movement themselves could have
imagined. The protestors stood for the poor and the oppressed
in America and overseas. The march, from New York's 47th
street [1st Avenue], began with an hour long rally and a 90
minute march, winding all the way around to 23rd street [at
5th Avenue], concluding with another hour of speech-making
.at Madison Square Park.
Activists in New York often complain that Muslim groups are
usually missing from anti-government protests and in fact
some of them [the 4 letter ones] support the oppressors. This
time there was solidarity as a Jamaat al-Muslimeen contingent
joined the rally and the march. A sister from the Jamaat,
with a megaphone, gained much support from the marchers as
she chanted the slogans which were most popular.
The marchers supported Leonard Peltier [Native American
leader], the MOVE group [whose home in Philadelphia was
bombed by the government], Mumia Jamal [who is on death row],
as well numerous Black Panther and Black Liberation leaders
who have been in prison for decades. Mexican and Filipino
prisoners were also supported.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen brought in the Islamic element by
selecting two of the most prominent Islamic
The march was high profile as it swirled through the street
with chants of "Whose streets? Our Streets" and "the people
united can never be defeated."
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's handy little boycott card was handed
out to people watching the march all along the route. The
card calls for boycott of businesses which support Zionism
and Israel [including Coca Cola, McDonalds, Starbucks
Hundreds of activists committed to freedom attended the rally
and march. Among the most prominent was the world famous
attorney Lynne Stewart who sacrificed her career to fight for
the rights of Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman [the Blind Shaikh] who
was the major obstacle in the path of Egyptian dictator
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's endorsement of the Jericho march is
being published here to help readers understand why such
activity is important. The American power structure oppresses
the poor, the Black, the Latinos/Latinas, the Native
Americans along with Islamic people and Muslim immigrants.
To New York City Jericho
As-salaam alaikom/greetings Brothers and Sisters,
Our group, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, extends solidarity to the
Jericho Movement and endorses the October 10 Jericho March.
We are an anti-racist, anti-imperialist, internationalist
Muslim group (no relation to Jamaat al-Muslimeen Trinidad),
composed of Arabs, Afrikans, Pakistanis, Indians,
Bangladeshis, and others.
We believe that Muslims have a right to govern Muslim
countries according to Islamic law if they see fit, and that
the current U.S. wars and occupation violate the basic
precepts of democracy and self-determination. Jamaat
al-Muslimeen seeks to counter corporate media propaganda by
educating the U.S. populace on the brutal reality of the "War
In keeping with the Islamic call to fight for justice (amr
bil mauroof) and against injustice (nahi unal
munkari), we recognize and ally ourselves with the Black
liberation struggle. We affirm that any genuine Islamic
liberation movement must necessarily embrace the Black
liberation struggle--as well as that of all oppressed people,
and that the struggle for justice in the U.S. must, in
recognition of the roots of struggle in this country, include
Afrikans in ranks as well as leadership.
In particular, we note that the horrors today endured by
Arabs and Muslims were first enacted upon the AmeriKKKan
Black population, that every Fallujah was preceded by MOVE
and every Abu Ghraib by an Attica/Pelican Bay, and that every
Muslim/Arab in Gitmo had his "seat" warmed by a Haitian
In keeping with the Islamic call to "free the captive," we
call for the release of all Afrikan political prisoners,
along with all Arab and Muslim political prisoners and remind
our community, the Muslim community, to organize and mobilize
for the freedom of ALL of these prisoners.
Many in Jamaat al-Muslimeen participated in and were inspired
by Jericho 1998. We will be honored to be present on October
10, and have been organizing (via Facebook, email, etc) for
this pivotal event.
The Arabic words in italics are from the Qur'an, 9.71, and
the words "free the captives" are the command of Prophet
Muhammad, pbuh, in Hadith book
Writer was herself Homeless Once
neering Effort in Baltimore to Help Homeless
As salaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.
Women Affairs of Al-Mumtahinah Home Inc. is a non
profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for
Specifically, this organization has been formed to provide
relief to the poor, distressed and under priviledged. Our
organization has designed and developed one (1) program in
furtherance of our purposes.
We are entitled Helping others. We further our purposes under
this program by operating a Bi-Weekly Halal emergency food
pantry and providing short term , emergency shelter to
homeless or abandoned women and their children.
Currently we are assisting three Sisters and two children
boys in the home. We are in need of financial assistance.
We are searching for at least ten committed people to donate
100 dollars each month to be able to keep our doors open to
those who are in need insha'Allah. Our program does not
recieve any type of grants. We operate only by the blessings
of Allah subhaana wa ta'Allah and donations, Masha'Allah we
have been helping those in need for 2 years and we need your
support to continue serving the needy in our community.
We always encourage those who are interested to support our
program Insha'Allah to visit the home, You are always welcome
the address is:
321 S. Pulaski street, Baltimore, Maryland 21223
Please give the house manager Sr. Amina a call at
443-455-4378 and she will set up an appointment with you
You can go online
and place your donations or you can mail it to:
Women Affairs of Al-Mumtahinah Home Inc.
Attn: Aizat Oladapo (treasurer)
Baltimore, Maryland 21203
Wa salaam wa nur (Peace and Light)
Nadia Auxila McIntosh
Women Affairs of Al-Mumtahinah Home Inc.
Owner / President
'Holocaust Denial' Laws are Disgraceful
Mark Weber -- Institute for Historical Review
... In Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and
several other European countries, as well as in Israel, it is
a crime publicly to dispute the official version of Holocaust
history ... "Holocaust denial" laws violate ancient and
universal standards of justice. They criminalize even factual
or truthful statements that "play down" or "whitewash" the
Holocaust. They are selective and one-sided. In countries
where they are on the books, the Holocaust is the only
chapter of history that cannot be freely discussed. They
inhibit historical inquiry and restrict free speech. They are
a disgrace, and should be repealed.
By Jalaluddin S. Hussain
Canadian Paper Misleads about Pakistani Move against
Pornography+ Thanksgiving for God-given Prosperity, not for
I am flabbergasted at a Montreal daily, The Gazette. In its
11 October 2008 issue it has published a provocative
photograph with the title: "The day the music burned" The
caption of this photograph read: "Religious orders:
Shopkeepers burn compact discs and posters of movies
yesterday (Oct. 10, 2008). in Lahore, Pakistan, after getting
a warning from hard-line religious leaders to stop selling
un-Islamic CDs". By giving the heading,"The day the music
burned" and showing the common man on the street, the
newspaper gave the wrong impression as if the common people
of Pakistan (in this case Lahore), were imbeciles, savage and
uncultured. The fact of the matter is that many
right-thinking people of Pakistan are against the onslaught
of pornographic materials, which are gaining popularity
amongst the elite sections of the population everywhere in
Pakistan. The common people of Pakistan, however, are against
this flood of pornographic material. It is not only the
religious people, but Pakistanis in general, who are against
the luxurious lives of a selected few who are unmindful of
the miserable plight of the poor Pakistanis. These selected
few have the temerity and shamelessness of feeding themselves
on blatant pornographic material. In a way these insensitive
people are making fun of the poor Pakistanis, who cannot even
afford to have two square meals daily!
It is a Thanksgiving Weekend (October 12 and 13, 2008) in
Canada and incidentally also the last weekend before the
General Elections, on October 14, 2008. If Thanksgiving Day
is to mark the occasion when we Canadians thank God Almighty
for this multicultural and peaceful country, where there is
general prosperity, less unemployment and universal medicare,
then it is O.K.. but if it is to celebrate the arrival of the
"Founding Fathers" - the French and English - and their
welcome in this continent of North America, then it is
More than 450 years ago those so-called traders arrived on
the shores of the North American continent, with the sole
objective of amassing wealth through plunder and
extermination of the local population or converting them to
Christianity. This surely created conflict and
heartburning. Thankfully, with the passing of time and with
the migrants coming from many other countries and societies,
that exploitative and explosive situation diffused and now,
this country of 33 million multicultural people, is much more
peaceful compared to many other countries of the world.
In this context, the June 11, 2008 unanimous resolution of
the Canadian House of Commons, apologizing for the abuse of
the residential school system, in which concerted efforts
were also made to "ethnically cleanse" the aboriginal people
and make them hate their own cultural and spiritual values,
is a positive step. This will not only help towards national
reconciliation but also make Canada a truly multicultural
country. We, Canadians, are all proud of that
"We- Are-Sorry" resolution!
Hopefully, the next government of Canada, will be formed by a
coalition of parties, like The Liberal Party and the New
Democratic Party, and will try to make Canada a truly
Letter: W.D. Supporter thinks he deserves a place
As-Salaamu Alaikum, Dr. Siddique!
Please be advised that regarding Imam W. Deen Mohammed and
his community, I'm in agreement with Sister Hadayai.
You've made your views very plain regarding him in the past.
It seemed to me that you had a serious grudge and/or
resentment towards him--perhaps, even hatred. If that is the
case, Dr. Siddique, then you alone must live with that
hatred. Imam Mohammed had nothing to do with that, regardless
of what you stated he supposedly did or did not say or do.
Allah The Most High is The Supreme and Most Wise Judge. It
would be best for you to leave it at that.
Imam Mohammed has returned to Allah. May Allah grant him a
very high place in Paradise! He deserves it.
Your sister in faith,
Shafeeqah V. Smith [Atlanta, Georgia]
New Trend tries to educate such innocent Muslims. Here is an
example of why the Israelis mourned his death:
W.D. Muhammad: A Long Time Friend of Zionist Jews
Many of the people who support W.D. and call him "imam" do
not know that their leader has had relations with the blood
suckers of the world for MANY years.
Here is an example:
W.D. Muhammad's friendship with major Jewish organizations
has been so blatant that on March 26, 1995 he was invited to
speak at the North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe,
Illinois, one of the biggest Jewish Centers. W.D.'s photo,
along with that of Rabbi Alexander Schindler, Rabbi Herbert
Bronstein and Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, was given an
ACROSS-the-PAGE spread in the "imam's" own paper Muslim
Journal, on page 1 of the April 14, 1995 issue.
Viewpoint: An Atheist Makes his Point
90,427 rapes, 16,929 murders in the USA in 2007: That was
Terrorism: Compare with Dutch film Accusing Islam
by Jeff Archer [San Diego, California] [Special to New Trend.]
In March of this year, the Dutch parliamentarian, Geert
Wilders, announced that he was about to release a documentary
about the evils of Islam. Before it came out, Wilders
portrayed himself as a beacon of freedom of speech and said
that the documentary would include many eye-opening items.
His pre-publicity was far more striking than the film.
Instead of including fresh information with research, he just
copied and pasted existing film and came out with some
dubious subtitles that were far out of context.
A couple of days ago, the online chat group of the Atheist
Coalition of San Diego included a link to the documentary,
but with a curious title: Video to Be Banned. I am president
of the Atheist Coalition of San Diego and I responded to the
allegation that Wilders’ work was soon to be banned.
First of all, "Fitna," the movie, is not about to be banned.
It is available through numerous websites. When it was
released, there was a hold put on it by various groups,
mostly because of legalities. The producer, Geert Wilders,
used copyrighted material without permission and he also used
a picture of a Dutch rap singer, Salah Edin, and wrongfully
identified him as a Muslim terrorist.
Wilders stated that the movie should not be banned because
freedom of speech was too important in issue. I agree.
However, Wilders went against his own philosophy.
In March, the Dutch Muslim Broadcasting Association (NMO),
agreed to air the film under the conditions that no illegal
material was included and that Wilders would agree to take
part in a debate with proponents and opponents. He declined
and said, "No way, NMO."
I was disappointed when I first watched the film. Instead of
new and fresh information, all I saw was some old worn-out
footage, some from real video and some from made-up in-studio
productions. Plus, most of the footage was taken well out of
context. For one, several protestors with anti-Western signs
that stated provocative messages were shown during a
demonstration in London. However, these people represented
about a dozen demonstrators out of about 750. Many of the
remaining approximate 738 were interviewed by British press
representatives and they expressed their disagreement with
the dozen or so fanatics, but they were not shown in
We are shown various Dutch newspaper and magazine headlines
depicting Muslims wanting to take over The Netherlands or the
world. Some of these publications are similar to U.S.
counterparts such as The Enquirer. But, if one does not speak
Dutch or does not know the publications, he/she would not be
able to make this comparison.
A couple of weeks ago, someone in Seattle killed six innocent
people. He told the judge that God ordered him to do it. This
is an act of terrorism.
Last year, 16,929 people were murdered in the U.S. It can be
reasonably assumed that several thousand of these unfortunate
citizens were recipients of death at the hands of someone
they did not know. This is classic terrorism: the killing of
innocent people. It happens almost daily: in stores, in the
work place, on the highways, etc. But, we never hear them
called terrorist attacks. One is more likely to get killed in
the U.S. by an act of aggression from a U.S. non-Muslim
citizen than he/she would be by an Islamic missile
In addition, 90,427 rapes were reported in the U.S. in 2007.
Again, these are acts of terrorism.
Putting this information together, would one celebrate the
publishing of a 17-minute video calling all U.S. citizens
terrorists? And, because the vast majority of the murderers
would be Christians, also blaming Christianity for the
deaths? Of course not.
Wilders' video is an instrument to divide people and make up
Unfortunately, it seems that the U.S. can only survive with a
perceived enemy. Once the Cold War ended, there were no more
dirty commies to bash. Now, it's the Muslim's turn. As an
atheist, this disturbs me because the same illogic used to
demonize all Muslims is the same now used to denigrate
atheists in the U.S. In fact, recent polls show that atheists
are slightly less welcome than Muslims in the minds of the
citizenry of our country. About 42% of U.S. citizens say they
would not want their children to marry a Muslim and 46% say
they would not want their kids to marry an atheist. The
blanketing of any minority in a negative manner is sick and
used by the majority to depict a false sense of superiority.
History shows us the results.
PAKISTAN: Input from Pakistan, research by New Trend's
Serious Setbacks for U.S. Program in Pakistan: Plans to
Create "Pakhtunistan" Thwarted [for now] by Taliban
The U.S. successfully replaced General Musharraf with PPP's
Asif Zardari [husband of Benazir Bhutto, known derisively in
Pakistan as "Mr. 10%."] The impression was created that a
democratic government has replaced Musharraf's corruption
ridden dictatorship. Most Pakistanis missed the visit to
Washington of a sinister figure, Asfandyar Wali, of the
extremist secular-tribal party known as the ANP. His family
has for decades enjoyed power in a key area of Frontier
province. When Pakistan was coming into being, his family
opposed the creation of a state based on Islam. Elections had
to be held in Frontier province to include it in Pakistan
owing to the stubborn secularism of the Ghaffar Khan cult who
would not accept Pakistan [later carried on by Wali Khan and
now by Asfandyar Wali].
After the "democratic" government was installed, the army,
now led by General Kayani, a dyed in the wool
America's soldier, launched a series of massive military
sweeps into areas deeply supportive of the Islamic movement
known as the Taliban [more correctly Pakistani Taliban but
very supportive of the Taliban resistance in Afghanistan].
Kayani's style is different. He saw that Pakistani forces,
even the U.S. trained Frontier Corp, were no match for the
Taliban on the ground. He decided to drain the pool in which
the guerrilla forces "swim." Unprecedented use of heavy
artillery and helicopter gunships smashed Islamic
villages, Islamic schools and mosques first in Swat, then
in Darra Adam Khel and finally in Bajaur. The population was
denied all the facilities of daily life and left their homes
in large numbers. Kayani has created more than ONE million
INTERNAL REFUGEES. Hundreds of people were killed in his
offensive, including scores of Taliban fighters but mostly
civilians, including women and children.
Where the Taliban would resist or come back, jet fighters
were used. General Kayani and his top associates met U.S.
officials SIX TIMES during this process to review
Meanwhile, slowly but steadily both Asfandyar Wali's ANP
and Zardari's PPP in Frontier province were nursing the
suffering of the people. They wanted to shift focus away from
Islam towards the idea of provincial suffering. A non-Pashtun
Pakistani army was killing Pashtun [Pathan] tribesmen
according to their story. The idea of Pakistan as ONE NATION
UNDER ISLAM was going down the drain. The army was out to
kill the Islamic leadership of the Taliban. Without Islamic
leadership, the secular leaders, like Asfandyar Wali, would
fill the gap. The movement towards creating PAKHTUNISTAN,
totally alienated from Pakistan, would go forward.
New Trend's research shows that this alienated province would
be used as a buffer between Pakistan and Afghanistan which
would be filled by India and the U.S. to create a
Unfortunately for the Pak army-PPP-ANP triumvirate, the
Taliban leadership not only survived the bombing but seems to
have withdrawn into the mountains in good order along with
its weaponry. The Taliban seem to be very aware of the
secular forces working with America and Israel to create
Pakhtunistan. They have countered with a series of martyrdom
operations. Much earlier Sherpao, the previous Interior
Minister, under Musharraf, a prominent PPP leader involved in
the army's the attack on Jamia Hafsa and Red Mosque, was
narrowly missed by a martyrdom operator in his own
stronghold. He survived but was put out of public activities.
More recently, Asfandyar Wali himself came under Islamic
attack. Again, he too survived but was too scared to stay in
Frontier province. He fled and took refuge in Islamabad under
ARMY TRYING to USE SHI'ITES faces Serious Setback:
Part of America's program is to use Shi'ites against the
Islamic forces. Shi'ites are seen as "expendable" by the U.S.
and the Pakistani military. There have been frequent
complaints from the Taliban that Shi'ites living in the
tribal areas are being used for reconnaissance, spying and
torture of Islamic supporters. In the Parachinar [Kurram
agency] area bordering Afghanistan, Shia-Sunni conflict
simmers on and off usually with heavy exchanges of automatic
rifle and machine gun fire. The Shi'as have been winning here
and were able to deny the border area to the Taliban for
crossing into Afghanistan. However, more recently, the
Taliban started helping the Sunnis, leading to Shi'a retreat
and finally a cease fire arrangement.
In other areas too, the army has been providing heavy weapons
to small Shi'ites tribes and stirring them up against the
Taliban. This looked promising to the army but led to the
latest disaster for the American-Pak-Army-PPP-ANP plan.
Latest Disaster, October 10, 2008: In recent months
Taliban influence has been steadily increasing in the Orakzai
agency in Frontier province [adjacent to the key Khyber
agency]. Orakzai has always been supportive of the government
as it has FIVE Shi'ite tribes in it. The area became
"disturbing" for the army when the Taliban became so strong
in Orakzai as to set up a stronghold there with widespread
support among the majority Sunnis [who were
To counter the Taliban, the army mobilized the FIVE Shi'ite
tribes and held a grand jirga [open war council] of the
Shi'ites. More than 500 of them gathered and announced plans
to destroy the Taliban stronghold and to kill Taliban leaders.
While the war council was underway, a Taliban
teenager, a martyrdom operator with a very light beard,
struck the gathering with a huge load of dynamite. The
resulting massive explosion was the worst disaster the army's
supporters have suffered in a long time. The destruction was
so immense, with body parts all over the place, that it took
till the end of October 12 to collect them. The final count
seems to be 130 killed, 200 plus wounded.
2008-10-14 Tue 18:34:30 cdt