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Our America: 
New Trend Analysis by Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Shameful Verdict Against Holy Land Foundation [HLF]:
Zionist Hand Blocking Relief Funds for Palestinian Widows and
Orphans What HLF Should Have Done and What U.S. Muslims
Families Mourning after Conviction of Five Innocent Muslims
who sent Humanitarian Relief to Palestine
November 25, 2008: In Dallas, five Muslims working for the
Holy Land Foundation [HLF] were found guilty of funnelling
$12 million to Hamas, the Islamic resistance movement which
refuses to recognize the terrorist entity known as Israel as
a legitimate state. It was a re-trial. The first time, the
government failed to convict! So, the prosecution re-worked
its case and made sure it would fit this time. The jury was
"advised" on what "guilty" meant. Gone are the days when
America declared that it was a nation of laws and guilt had
to be proven BEYOND a REASONABLE DOUBT.
The U.S. government declared in 1995 that Hamas is a
terrorist organization. After that it was only a matter of
time before American Jews and the Zionist power bloc which
runs America would find Palestinians sending money to
Palestine and have them brought to trial.
Most IMPORTANT about the convictions is the fact that the
court did NOT find the defendants in any way actually
involved with the militant activities of Hamas. They were
convicted for sending HUMANITARIAN RELIEF. The way the 'Law'
has been shaped is that if the humanitarian relief helps the
widow or child of a person supporting Hamas, then that
humanitarian relief is a form of support for terrorism! Even
worse, if the humanitarian relief helps the child of a
martyrdom operator [suicide bomber in Jew talk], then that
is almost as good as terrorism! The child is seen by the
Jews as a potential terrorist.
An objective reporter would find the convictions laughable.
Israel gets billions of dollars every year from the U.S. for
its military occupation of Palestine. In addition, Jewish
Americans fund Israel, including terrorist "settlements,"
which even the UN [which created Israel} sees as illegal.
Just about every Synagogue and Rabbi [with few exceptions]
supports the terrorist entity known as Israel.
Israel has stronger military forces than all the Arab
In that background, when a court sees humanitarian relief for
widows and orphans as support for terrorism, can it be
called anything other than laughable? This "justice" is a
joke perpetrated on people whose "sin" is that they are
Muslims, Arabs and Palestinians.
Why did this happen?
Holy Land Foundation [HLF] and other groups within the ambit
of the Muslim Brotherhood [ikhwan] have made some serious
compromises with the American power structure. They have
certainly never been opposed to U.S. imperialism. They dumped
the teachings of Sayyid Qutb [shaheed]. When Anwar Sadat
betrayed Islam and Palestine and was killed by Khalid
al-Islambouli [r.a.], the Brotherhood [Ikhwan] movement
outright condemned the execution of Sadat.
Since then, the Brotherhood movement has lost its appeal for
most Muslims, especially the poor and the oppressed, the
masses. However, among the Egyptian elites and conservative
Palestinians, it gained support. In America, the Brotherhood
movement could be glimpsed in the groupings known as ISNA and
CAIR. They are ardent supporters of the American power
structure and walk in lock step with the U.S. government.
The Brotherhood people strictly avoided criticism of Israel
and behaved consistently as if Israel is a legitimate entity.
CAIR went out on a limb to condemn Iran's venture that the
holocaust story should be discussed and,
The political stance of ISNA-CAIR can be described as
"Muslim" Zionism or more simply as a bunch of Muslims who
think peace with Israel is possible. They reached out to
American Jews as they did to the FBI.
Like CAIR, HLF too was staunchly pro-U.S. government. Its
humanitarian help for needy Palestinians was strictly
non-political, patterned after the Ikhwan's work in Egypt.
HLF did not realize that Jewish Zionists wanted to monopolize
the love of Uncle Sam and did not want any Muslims, however
subservient, to be part of the picture. Hence an internal
tussle began between "Muslim" Zionists and Jewish Zionists.
Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson and others fought to monopolize
the master's attention. They condemned ISNA and CAIR as
supporters of "terrorism" [a code word for Hamas].
When the Jewish lobby managed to get Hamas listed as a
terrorist organization, ISNA and CAIR should have protested,
but they did nothing. However, HLF, confident that its love
of Uncle Sam would save it from persecution continued to
collect charity for Palestine. Even after 9.11 the HLF people
kept on being careless about sending money to Palestine. They
did not realize that Israel was now leading America by
HLF, CAIR, ISNA etc have no grassroots support among
America's 5 to 7 million Muslims. They haven't tried to get
this support. They do conferences and fund raisers which
attract the VERY RICH, the thin upper crust of the Muslim
communities. Go to mosques across the country, ISNA-CAIR are
just about unknown except in the fancy multi-million dollar
mosques in suburbia.
The Zionist Jews tripped them up. There was NO Muslim
response of any significance when HLF was raided by the
"authorities." The Muslim communities are alienated against
the Ikhwan types who sided with the regime in the case of
both the Blind Shaikh and Imam Jamil. Ahmed Abdel Sattar's
wife wrote repeatedly to CAIR and did not get even a formal
reply. CAIR told Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi's wife: We do not deal
with criminal cases. Outraged, she retorted, my husband is
not a criminal.
What should U.S. Muslims do?
Remember that America's Jews, with few exceptions, are
enemies of Islam and Muslims. Do not try to hob nob with
them. "Imam" Magid [ISNA VP}, Syed Syeed and other "useful
idiots" who visit Synagogues and befriend Rabbis lack the
ability and courage to think Islamically. After committing
genocide in 1948, the Zionist Jews are out to destroy the
remaining Palestinians who are still in Gaza and the West
Bank. They are also working hard against Islam in Africa,
Iran and Pakistan.
The HLF convictions indicate that for the Jews, a donation
for a Palestinian child is a form of terrorism!
We Muslims have a basis for unity: The Qur'an and the Sunnah
are our foundation. We cannot become strong by joining the
Democratic Party. We should form a 7 million strong Islamic
bloc. One thing we can do without any problem: Boycott all
major busnesses supporting Israel, withdraw from all business
with Jews. Is your doctor or your lawyer a Jew? Most probably
he helps Israel. Check it out.
The government has taken $12 million from HLF. Let us take
it back from the Jews by boycotting businesses which
Step two: Our political stance should be: ISRAEL IS A
TERRORIST ENTITY which has occupied Palestine by force of
arms. Teach the American people. Educate, organize, mobilize
but strictly within the law and by peaceful means only.
Our America: 
Obama is not a friend to Muslims; he may prove to be even
worse? than Bush
by Balquis Charles
Before you delete please consider these thoughts and passages:
Pass this on to Muslims, esp. those of us who are of
* I send this first passage to remind us of the suffering of
Muslims and our obligation to them. Make dua to Allah to help
the Palestinians, and pass this on:
As Muslims we are obligated to do something to help the
Obama is not a friend to Muslims; he may prove to be even worst
Is Obama surrounding himself with zionists and supporters
(a) "It is Israel that breached the truce and its ongoing
aggression against Gaza belies its claim that it is committed
to the truce and intent on sustaining it," he said with
passion. "The occupation destroyed the ceasefire. It did not
abide by a single article of the truce. Therefore, it is our
right and the right of all the resistance factions to respond
with all possible force in order to protect our people and our
Palestinian land. No Israeli soldier or settler on this land
should have the right to safety and security as long as our
people are being subjected to aggression and siege. They should
be made to live among their own crippled and wounded so as to
experience what the people of Gaza feel."....
According to UN sources, it would take some 900 truckloads per
week -- 150 truckloads a day -- of food and other essentials to
meet the minimal primary needs of the Palestinians in Gaza,
where around three-quarters of the inhabitants are without the
electricity and the fuel needed to operate refrigerators and
cooking equipment. The complete closure that Israel has imposed
on Gaza has also led to a severe shortage in medicines. The
human rights organisation, Addameer (Conscience), has warned
that the lives of dozens of patients in intensive care units in
Gaza and other patients who require oxygen tanks are at
*Obama is not our friend:
(b) In the speech, given at the annual conference of the
American-Israel Political Action Committee, or AIPAC Obama
stated that he would give the disputed city of Jerusalem to
Israel without any negotiation. IMEMC reporter Saed Bannoura
spoke with Professor Naseer Aruri about the implications of
*Obama and his zionist team:
(c) Rahm Emanuel is a zionist Israeli Jew. Who returns to
Israel to fulfil his military duty:
Yes, this may hurt or sadden you, but we are Muslims. I am of
African descent, and it took me a couple of weeks to get the
courage to admit that Obama isn't halal for us. We saw it when
they barred the Muslim sisters from sitting on the stage during
his campaign. We should never put any hope in the Kuffar: even
if he is our brother!!
Our America: 
"vile and despicable" Jeremiah Wright ---
For Peace, Talk to al-Qaidah: Find out what al-Zawahiri Knows.
by Naim AbdurRafi [New York]
This happened a day or so ago. It was either on CNN or MSNBC.
One of the talking heads referred to the Reverend Wright with
these terms. No eyebrows raised. Not those of the other
talking heads, not those of the moderator--one of the ladies
WE know there is nothing vile or despicable about our brother
or about anything he has said. We know also that the
indictments he leveled at our country are at least plausible.
(Some of us are old enough to know that the indictments
Here's what most of us don't know. The same people who despise
Dr. Wright are those who would have us equate the racist
"A-RAB" with the Muslim. Yes, the A-RAB is someone who might
say about our president-elect that he is a "house negro" and
mean something racist or otherwise demeaning.
Ayman al-Zawahiri strikes me as being a Muslim. He may be an
Arab. I don't know. Doesn't matter. He is not a a racist
"A-RAB." If he did indeed refer to President Obama as a "house
negro" we must understand that there is a sense in which the
Yes, tears came to my eyes upon learning Barack Obama had won.
And I have great faith in his ability and sincerity, in his
being the person the country needs at this time.
But like us all, he knows only as much as he knows. And he does
not know what Brother al-Zawahiri knows. I am certain "house
negro" was designed to provoke reflection. Hopefully it reached
its mark, and our president is guided to understand that the
most sensible thing he can do is to invite Al-Qaeda to the
table--so lives and treasures can be spared--and so he can come
to know what al-Zawahiri knows.
But that would be a bold, even dangerous, thing for Brother
Barack to do. That being the case WE must do it. Those of us
who understand that there is nothing vile about the Reverend
Wright or his pronouncements should DEMAND that President Obama
call Al-Qaeda to the table. Maybe there is something to be
learned. Maybe peace can be given a chance.
Letter: Re: Blitzer's Blunder etc.
New Trend Nov. 23 issue
in TWO WORDS
Letter: RE: McCarthyism n Marin: American Jews Attack Free
Speech trying to shut down a small paper: Daniel Pipes at Work
I would think there should be some legal remedies for this
kind of witch-hunting and arms-twisting. A case can be made for
contraminding the process of freedom of press, speech and
thought. It is time the so-called anti-Semitism should be
challenged to exclude criticism of Israel as a nation.
Ghulam Muhammad [India]
Most Muslims Missed this
Egyptian Dictator Mubarak Visits India, with high level
Entourage, and Gets Highest Indian Award
"The conferment of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International
Understanding on Mubarak as one of the Arab world's most
moderate and level-headed leaders in a especially uproarious
region was replete with symbolism. "My current visit to India
comes to give a new, strong momentum to our historic relations
and partnership," President Hosni Mubarak told his
The usual response of an Egyptian to the announcement of the
name of an Indian dignitary or distinguished personality that
made their name in the international arena is "who?" The
exclamation itself is no surprise, for Egypt has long looked
westwards. Yet eyebrows were raised both by the timing and the
size of Mubarak's entourage. Mrs Suzanne Mubarak accompanied
the president to India and so did Foreign Minister Ahmed
Abul-Gheit, Minister of Trade Rachid Mohamed Rachid, Minister
of Communications and Information Technology Tarek Kamel and
Minister of Information Anas El-Fiqi.
[Al-Ahram, Cairo, Nov. 23]
Background to the case against Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman [the
Interview with Defense Lawyer Ron Kuby on FBI role in
WTC bombing of 1993
The Role of the Informer, Egyptian Agent Emad Salem: Shaikh
Omar was Victim of FBI entrapment
Written by Husayn Al-Kurdi [Chicago]
Ron Kuby, a partner of the renowned William Kunstler, has been
the defense lawyer most involved in defending the people who
are being swept up in "muslim conspiracy" trials which followed
the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York. Although the
government's official story keeps changing, with most of the
media following course, it remains clear, as I have reported in
previous articles, that the bombing of the World Trade Center
and the incitement of various people to commit illegal acts is
the responsibility of one Emad Salem, an FBl informant and
sometime Egyptian government operative. During my interview
with Kuby, the nature of the witch-hunts being directed towards
Muslims was clarified as he showed how the "conspiracy" was of
GOVERNMENT origin, with informant, Judge, prosecution and media
all dutifully playing their parts.
Q. Was there anything in my previous articles on the World
Trade Center bombing and the subsequent "conspiracy" trial that
requires amendation, correction or amplification?
A. The article on the FBl being involved in the World Trade
Center bombing actually UNDERSTATED the evidence, believe it or
not. The informer, Emad Salem, is actually on tape saying that
he built the bomb that ultimately blew up the World
In addition, we have received information that he was visually
observed at the scene of the bombing shortly after the bombing
took place. Shortly after that, he was admitted to the
hospital, suffering from an ear problem that was consistent
with exposure to blast.
Also, we know that he had a motive to blow up the World Trade
Center, the motive being that he had been dealing with the FBl
since at least November 1991, trying to convince the FBl that
he had infiltrated a cell of radical Muslims, trying to get the
FBl to pay him for his information. He kept going to the FBl
with ever more hysterical statements about bombs and
explosives. In the summer of 1992, the FBI, after apparently
giving him a lie-detector test, refused to believe him anymore
and cut him loose.
He needed a payoff. What better way for this sociopath, a
conscienceless human being, than to actually bomb the World
Trade Center? Indeed, within hours of the bombing, the FBl was
back on the phone to him, promising him anything and everything
if only he would help them crack the case. The FBl, having set
this maniac loose, bears some of the responsibility for
Q. When did Emad Salem start to work for them?
A. We don't know precisely. We do know he was affiliated with
Egyptian intelligence for quite some time. The FBl officially
acknowledges that Emad Salem began to work for them in November
1991, during the trial of Sayyid Nosair, at which Nosair was
found not guilty of murdering Rabbi Meir Kahane. It was at that
point that he infiltrated himself into the group supporting
Sayyid Nosair. It was Emad Salem, as early as December of 1991,
who was telling groups of these people that they should become
more militant. At one point Emad Salem suggested they throw
Molotov cocktails at a synagogue, at which the people listening
were absolutely horrified and refused to have anything to do
with him. After that, he toned down his rhetoric.
Q. What is the current situation, in the wake of the
sentencing in the World Trade Center bombing conspiracy trial?
A. You will recall that all of these defendants, with the
exception of one, were denied counsels of their choice. The
Judge refused to appoint any of these lawyers because he didn't
like them. He didn't want any activist movement political
lawyers. So they had to leave the case and were replaced by
this second-rate and even third-rate legal team. There was a
disastrous defense which did everything wrong that could be
done wrong. After the defendants were convicted, they fired all
their lawyers and said they wanted William Kunstler and Ron
Kuby. The Judge refused to allow us to enter the case. Judge
Kevin Duffy, a longtime adversary of William Kunstler, wanted
to keep control of the defense in the same way as he kept
control over the prosecution. On sentencing day, we were even
excluded from the courtroom.
Q. Reports have it that Sidig Ali, one of the defendants in the
NEXT New York Muslim Conspiracy trial, is turning on everyone.
What's the score on that?
A. The government got to him through terror or promises or
both. They were able to get him and turn him into a government
witness. As a result, we no longer represent him. The
government is using that as a way of throwing us off the case
entirely. There is no doubt in my mind that the Judge is going
to do exactly that.
They used to point to Sidig Ali as the "mastermind." Now Ramzi
Yusef (recently captured in Pakistan and brought to the U.S.)
is the "mastermind," according to what they're putting out
through the media.
It varies with the season. Originally it was just the group of
four who blew up the World Trade Center, then it expanded and
contracted and expanded again. It's one of those permanent
crimes-they just keep pasting new heads on their Wanted list.
They expect people to forget what they said just a week ago.
They spent a year trying to convince the American people that
Sidig Ali is the biggest terrorist who ever lived. Now they
turn around and try to portray him as some kind of born-again
Q. Where does that leave the defense of Sheikh Omar
A. It's an extremely serious event. By removing me and Kunstler
from the defense team, you were really removing the only
lawyers who weren't paid by the government. Sheikh Omar is
representing himself but was certainly counting on a collective
group to work with him in that self-representation. It was a
blow struck at the heart of the defense.
There seems to be a trend now in which cases are manufactured
out of whole cloth and people are entrapped and convicted on
One frightening aspect from a civil liberties standpoint is the
increasing use of informers whose job it is not to simply
monitor or even just to observe and record illegal activities,
but who actually are out creating crime that would never have
taken place but for their own conduct. The best example of that
is the [current trial], where you have Mr. Emad Salem going out
in the Muslim community and preying on Muslims who are
particularly vulnerable. In the aftermath of the ongoing tragic
holocaust against Muslims in Bosnia, with the world standing by
and doing nothing, you had groups of Islamic people who said,
"Just as we had an obligation to defend people in Afghanistan,
we have a similar obligation to defend our brothers and sisters
in Bosnia." A group such as this was infiltrated by Emad Salem.
Q. Why is the FBl interested in going out and creating crime?
A. The answer is simple enough. In the aftermath of the World
Trade Center bombing, the FBI was facing ferocious criticism in
the United States. Remember that first you had the disaster at
Waco where these children were murdered in the course of this
insane shootout with these other religious "fundamentalists."
Then you had the World Trade Center bombing. All over the
country, people were wondering "What's wrong with the FBI?".
What the FBI had to do was to go out and create a crime which
they could prevent, a crime that would be so vast that it would
make the World Trade Center bombing pale by comparison. So they
sent Emad Salem out to create these crazy plots - blow up the
United Nations and so on. At the end, the FBl said "Lights,
camera, action!" and had a huge press conference at which they
said, "We didn't save the World Trade Center, but we prevented
the bombing of the UN, the Holland Tunnel, the Lincoln Tunnel
and the George Washington Bridge and the assassinations of Al
D'Amato and Boutros Boutros-Ghali." They posed as Superman
saving the world and everybody was congratulating them.
The papers the next day blared "New York Dodges a Bullet" and
proclaimed "FBl Heroism." People were tragically misled by the
FBl into believing that the FBl had in fact prevented something
from taking place when the only thing they did was prevent the
fruition of the very conspiracy that it had created itself.
Q. Are you going to get a chance to come back at Emad Salem and
expose his role to the world?
A. We're certainly going to do our best. He's going to be
called as a witness. We'll see what happens.
Q. What are the prospects for appeal on the convictions from
the first trial?
A. Of course, we have filed notices of appeal for all four of
the defendants, but people have to understand that the courts
in this country are no more immune to the kind of hysteria and
anti-Islam sentiment that you see elsewhere in the country.
Instead of being the guarantors of fundamental constitutional
rights, too often we see these reactionary, and in many ways
stupid, judges toadying to the very worst in American society
rather than standing for the best in American society.
The tragedy in all of this is that we're making the same old
mistake as when we've interfered in the internal affairs of
other countries, supporting corrupt dictatorships like the Shah
of Iran and Hosni Mubarak against popular revolutionary forces.
We fear those popular revolutionary forces. The U.S. is
buying hatred and enmity for itself in places like Egypt. Why?
If the people of Egypt want to live under Islamic law, then by
God that's their right. It is not the business of the
United States government to meddle in these nations and
dictate the kinds of government they should have.
Q. Ron, tell us something about your own background.
A. I came from a working-class family in the state of Ohio.
I'm Jewish by religious background and when I was very young I
belonged to a right-wing Zionist paramilitary organization.
It's not widely known, but I was a member of the Jewish Defense
League when I was a teenager. My father was a Zionist, I became
a Zionist. I knew Rabbi Meir Kahane-he was a family friend back
in the late 1960s and early 1970s-before he emigrated to Israel.
I suppose what cured me of that type of Zionism was actually
emigrating to Israel. I was expecting to see this paradise of
Jews working together, living in peace and harmony with
their neighbors, building a country. Instead, what I saw was
this terrible racist country in which a small elite of Zionists
controlled a Jewish working class and terrorized the
Palestinian population. It was like being in the United States,
except instead of the White establishment it was the Jewish
I found out that the people I had more in common with, the
people whose physical company I enjoyed more, were the
Palestinians. I ended up having many more Palestinian friends
than I had Zionist friends, and eventually said to hell with
the whole thing and ended up on the road that I've ended up on.
Q. What can and should be done in terms of support for the
Sheikh and the others who have-and are continuing to
be-railroaded in these "Muslim Conspiracy" trials?
A. The problem is that there has not been any organized Islamic
response to this situation, and others do not know or hear
about it much. Every time Muslims get together and try to raise
a protest, they end up getting indicted!
Q. Just to get it on the record once again, if there is a
"mastermind," then who is it?
A. The "mastermind" is the government of the United States. It
was a phony, government-engineered "conspiracy" to begin with.
It would never have amounted to anything had the government not
Other articles by Husayn Al Kurdi: on the Muslim Conspiracy
Trials: "Islamic Fundamentalism-New Whipping Boy on the Block,"
The Alternative, 11/30/93; "Muslim Speaks Out Against War on
Islam," The Final Call, 1/19/94; "World Trade Center Bombing
Trial Raises Troubling Questions for FBl," The Espresso,
4/15/94; "Who Blew Up the World Trade Center?" Anderson Valley
Latest Khutba: Learning from Hadith how to
Mumbai: Understanding the Media bias: Did you ever see the
Horrors of Kashmir on your TV screens?
U.S. Ally India is beng hurt in Mumbai, taken by surprise:
Hence non-stop TV Coverage
November 28, 2008: Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave a juma khutba in
Baltimore. The main points are listed here for national and
international distribution. Please pass it on to your lists.
Text for Part I of the Khutba:
"Whenever news of any matter comes to them, whether concerning
peace or war, they spread it about. If they referred it to the
Messenger and those in authority among them, those seeking its
meaning would have found it out from them. If it were not for
Allah's bounty and mercy towards you, almost all of you would
have followed Satan." [The Qur'an 4:83]
"The Messenger of Allah, peace be on him, said: It is enough
for a person to be considered a liar that he narrates whatever
he has heard without investigation." [Hadith, Sahih Muslim]
Text for Part II of the khutba:
We must learn from the Qur'an and the Hadith how to process the
information we received. At this time, the situation is urgent
because TV and the Internet are pumping news and info into
homes across the continent.
Islam teaches us to investigate the sources of info. Muslims
should know that major media are OWNED by big corporations
which don't care one jot for the masses of people in America
The corporate media are then manipulated and controlled by
The major media tell lies by OMISSION.
Notice AFRICA. In countries like South Africa, Uganda and
Kenya, nearly 25% of the population is infected with HIV
leading to AIDS and slow death. Mass death on this scale, if
happening in a European country, would have led to the
declaration of national, continental and global emergency.
Instead we find that AFRICA is NOT IN THE NEWS at all.
Bush claims that he wants to give $200 million to Africa.
[Divide it by 20 countries: It comes to $10 million per
country!] He spends $1 BILLION EVERY WEEK in Iraq and send
BILLIONS every year to Israel. This ONE Jewish country gets
more from Bush than ALL of Africa combined.
Look at the bombing of Iraq. One milion dead. Anything on TV?
No! Look at the Afghan villages bombed by B-52s, the
greatest act of tyranny in human history. Any coverage on the
ALL of GAZA has been turned into a concentration camp by the
Jews. Any TV coverage of Gaza? Very little and that is by
independents, not by the corporate media.
The Red Mosque and the Women's Seminary of Jamia Hafsa
were attacked by the Pakistani army with the full backing of
the U.S. and Israel. Any U.S. TV coverage? Zero! [Even the
Christian Science Monitor did not know what had happened.]
Look at Somalia. The greatest human tragedy of our times
is underway. More than 400,000 people have een driven from
their homes by Ethiopian occupation forces backed by the U.S.
Starvation has set in. Any major media TV coverage? Zero!
The Zionists claimed that only ONE of Sudan's 13
provinces, named Darfur, was undergoing genocide. The
story was started by a Hindu sitting in the U.N. Soon it was on
every TV screen, by White people and Zionists who do not know
the language. The claim was made that "Arabs" were killing
"Black Africans." It was a lie which was soon exposed but the
media are still repeating it. [ALL Sudanese are Black Africans!]
"O you who believe! if a corrupt person comes to you with any
news, investigate it, lest you harm people unwittingly and
afterwards become full o repentance for what you have done."
[The Qur'an 49:6]
"Abdullah ibn Mas'ud [r.a.] narrates that Satan appears in
human shape and in front of a crowd tells a lie. The crowd
disperses after a while and from among it some persons start
narrating that they heard a man, whom they say they recognize,
name unknown, was saying so and so." [Sahih Muslim.]
Now come to Mumbai, India. For three straight days [Nov. 26,
27, 28] the corporate media have been reporting the attacks
on Mumbai NON-STOP around the clock, as if America is
They do not discuss WHY the attacks have taken place. In three
days, the word KASHMIR has not even been mentioned.
Why is this small group of fighters attacking high value Indian
targets where these targets coincide with India's relationship
with the U.S. and Israel?
In the background of India's image as a "democracy" is the
horror show in Kashmir which has become permanent over more
than three decades.
Why Mumbai? Shouldn't the media provide some context? In
journalism, background is essential. Things don't just happen.
Obviously, the attack on Mumbai will hurt India's economy and
its ability to generate funds for military power.
Fact number one: There are 700,000 Indian military forces
occupying Kashmir which is a Muslim country. This is
several times more than the 150,000 U.S. troops occupying Iraq
and 40,000 NATO troops in Afghanistan.
Indian troops have broken into just about every Muslim home in
Kashmir in the last three decades. More than 400,000
Kashmiris have become refugees in Pakistan and many thousands
Thousands of Kashmiris have been murdered in cold blood by the
Indian, Hindu-dominated, military and police. Tens of thousands
have been tortured and mutilated.
Human rights groups have documented the fact that India uses
RAPE as a weapon to crush the Muslims of Kashmir, somewhat
like the Serbs did in Bosnia. Owing to lack of media coverage,
American women are not protesting these horrors.
India is humiliating the Kashmiri people by holding fake
"elections" in Kashmir, by paying the collaborators and
those near starvation, while it holds the masses of people
under its military heel.
Then we have Mumbai. The coverage presents a grim picture of
carnage. Careful study shows that the 22 people who attacked,
first repulsed India's best police forces, killing its
anti-terrorism chief and its Deputy inspector General
One reason for the extensive coverage in the USA could be that
Israelis were targeted. These assailants are scary
fighters: One of them held off an Indian battalion alone for a
We Muslims should say that all terrorism should be opposed.
Terrorism by the strong should not be ignored while terrorism
by the weak and poorly armed is turned into a tragic TV drama.
Muslim groups in the U.S., especially the rich elitist groups,
rushed off to support the major media version of events even on
the first day. I am also receiving emails from India, from the
Muslim elites, full of similar expressions.
This defensive attitude is like the American saying: "I don't
beat my wife." Or the Pakistani who said: "Main jooti chor
nahin hoon" when he picked up someone else's shoes from
We U.S. Muslims obey the law. We pay our taxes and we care for
our neighbors. We must analyze the wars taking place cooly and
without trying to justify our existence as Muslims or thinking
that we have to condemn Muslims overseas.
Study a few verses of the Qur'an every day. Study at least one
Hadith every day.
Apply the Hadith test: Who is the source? to all information.
Indian occupation forces in Srinagar, occupied Kashmir. The
shops are all shuttered owing to a general strike by the
Kashmiri people to oppose the fake elections India is holding.
This photo was taken only a few days before the fighters
attacked the Taj hotel, etc in Mumbai, India.
2008-11-30 Sun 05:07:55 cst