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Zulhijja 28,1429/ December 27, 2008, #65
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Press Release
Contact person Imam Badi Ali: National Islamic Shoora
Zionist-Jewish war Unleashed on Defenseless Gaza: Muslim
World to Rise against Israel & Its Backers: Islamic Resistance
is the Target of Zionism
On December 27, 2008 the Israeli Air Force struck a massive
blow against the people of Palestine. At least 60 Israeli jet
fighters started the massacre by attacking Islamic
organizational and administrative structure related to and
situated in civilian areas which provide manpower for Hamas
traffic police and social system. Apache helicopters were then
sent in to finish off the defenseless targets.
Then a second wave of 50 Israeli jet fighters struck leaving
the ground littered with the dead and the wounded. According to
official figures quoted by Reuters, 229 Palestinians were
killed and 500 wounded. The actual losses are liable to be much
higher as all the bodies are yet to be found. [Ed. note: This
is comparable to the American use of B-52s in Afghanistan
against the mud huts of the Taliban.]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen sees this blatant Zionist-Jewish attack as
an act of war against the Islamic resistance in an attempt to
destroy those who stand against racist Zionism and Imperialism.
We analyze this assault as follows: [Part One]
Kufr is one nation: This attack is a combination of
deception and treachery. The attack could not have taken place
without a "go ahead" from President Bush who is unleashing his
Zionist attack dog against Palestine.
President-elect Obama is silent. He is said to be "observing"
the situation. Silence and lack of condemnation means collusion
Israel deceived the world by claiming that it was opening the
Gaza border for emergency relief supplies, and then attacked
Gaza which has NO AIR DEFENSES.
The situation in Gaza had become embarrassing for Israel, with
little boats trying to break the Israeli blockade. This is the
Israeli "solution." It is attempting to wipe out Hamas
physically so that it can replace the elected choice of
the people with puppets from the Mahmoud Abbas clique. This is
GENOCIDE in its classical sense.
The corrupt Arab regimes are colluding with Israel and the U.S.
to destroy Hamas because it is an independent Islamic body in
the captive Middle East.
Hosni Mubarak, the tyrant of Egypt, Abdullah, the playboy ruler
of Jordan and Abdullah, the sellout King of Saudi Arabia, are
all in this together to give Israel the leeway to destroy
Hamas. This is TREACHERY pure and simple.
The Israeli Foreign Minister launched propaganda attacks
against Hamas from an Arab capital, Cairo.
Saudi linked propaganda outlets have been publicizing the
ISRAELI VIEWPOINT on the attack. Al-Arabiya, a Saudi-linked
media outlet brought Israeli agent Dahlan and Israeli leader
Shimon Peres to condemn Hamas. Saudi paper from London, with
big circulation, Sharq al-Awsat, is doing Israel's dirty job
too. This is called BLAMING the VICTIM.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen and the followers of Islam [in its
entirety] around the world are mentally and spiritually with
the people of Gaza. The Israeli attack is an attack on ISLAMIC
RESISTANCE and is meant to destroy the Islamic will to resist.
The Israeli assault will backfire because the forces of Islam
Muslims of America are urged to join Jamaat al-Muslimeen in
condemning Israeli assault on Gaza and U.S. support for the
assault. By peaceful means, U.S. Muslims must work tirelessly
to undermine the Israeli-Jewish-Zionist cause in America.
Boycott the Zionist Jews and Zionist Christians and Muslim
We urge Muslims worldwide to support Islamic resistance. When
B-52s could not defeat the Taliban and the Iraqi Islamic
fighters, there is no doubt, inshallah, that Islamic resistance
in Palestine will undermine, defeat and finally dismantle
Note Syria's behavior. Looks like Israel is offering it tit
bits of the Golan Heights to win its silence.
Iran and Hizbullah are on test. Will they help Hamas or will
they do the usual demonstrations and chants and then go home?
Muslims in America will no longer join the Jews in America in
any interfaith or any other activity. All Muslims who do such
will be considered traitors, unless the Jews in question make
it abundantly clear that they do not accept the legitimacy
INDIA and PAKISTAN: From a New Trend analyst
[Pakistan should learn from the SURPRISE assault on Gaza by the
terrorist Israeli entity. Don't trust India. - Editor]
India is poised to attack Pakistan in its soft
underbelly, the Rajasthan sector, to cut off Karachi. Indian
forces are also getting ready on the weak Pakistani defense
line on the occupied Kashmir-Pakistani border.
Pakistani military is starting to realize the situation. At
least 8000 Pakistani troops have been moved from the Islamic
tribal areas to Sialkot [near Kashmir]. Pakistani air force is
on high alert after disturbing Indian military moves.
Looks like the fighters who attacked Mumbai have started the
process of strategic normalcy. Pakistani military forces should
be guarding the border with India rather than trying to please
America by trying to crush the Islamic forces known as Taliban
[Ed. note: Unfortunately, 92,000 Pakistani troops are still
facing the Taliban and al-Qaida in the tribal areas. It may be
too late. Hopefully Pakistanis will wake up and DEMAND a
[Top Islamic leader calls for united defense of Pakistan
against India by the army and the people.
Please scroll all the way down.]
Letter of the month: From a Christian Friend Re: CNN and
Playboy attack on Maryam [Mary] peace be on her
to Kaukab Siddique
i just wanted to send you an email and let you know personally
how much I appreciate you--as a scholar, an activist and a
friend. When I saw you exhorting fellow Muslims to protest the
way the Mother of Jesus is being insulted by the Jews with this
latest Playboy situation it confirmed for me everything I have
known for many years--the Muslims are the people of God and are
the greatest friends that TRUE Christians have.
all the best to you and your lovely wife, and especially during
this Christmas season
Mark Glenn & family [Idaho]
New Trend thanks readers who wrote to CNN to condemn the airing
of the Playboy filth about Mary [pbuh]. As soon as the Muslim
condemnation reached CNN it pulled the story after condemning
Playboy for starting it.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
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Outreach to Muslim Women: What Does Islam say about Women?
Why do some Muslims Oppress Women?
On December 24, 2008 Dr. Kaukab Siddique addressed a women's
study circle in Augusta, Georgia. The program began with a
download of the Tafsir of verses 142-151 from sura al-Baqarah
by Pakistani female mufassir and teacher Farhat Hashmi.
A young sister who has just returned from Hajj gave an
inspiring account of her visit to the holy city of Makkah.
Dr. Siddique spoke for about 45 minutes and then accepted
questions from the all-female audience for about 20 minutes,
plus another question answer session for 30 minutes after the
formal meeting was over. Some of the main points he made were
The Qur'an was revealed in stages. The Hadith too relate to
various stages of the life of the Prophet Muhammad [peace be
upon him]. If we start taking the Qur'an and Hadith as if they
appeared all together at one point in time, we won't
Imams who do not know about NASIKH [abrogating] and MANSUKH
[abrogated] verses of the Qur'an often mislead and
Surat un-Nis'a [sura 4] is addressed mostly to men. It relates
to a very early period of Islamic community and puts an end to
abuses against women which were rampant in the pre-Islamic era
[jahiliyya]. It clarifies the legal and the illegal in marriage.
The confusion among Muslims about 4: 34 is caused on the one
hand by scholars who want men to be the "rulers" of women, and
on the other by western-oriented scholars who want to ignore
the social context of the verse and use the dictionary to
achieve their distortion of the Qur'an. Men have to learn
that: Only Allah is the Ruler. The claim that women should obey
men is SHIRK, the deadliest sin in Islam.
4:34 is only one of the verses about women. Sura Noor [chapter
24] and other suras develop the rights of women up to equality
There is absolutely NO scope for the oppression of women in
Islam or of male superiority. Those who oppress women in any
way, physically, mentally or emotionally, are violating the
Sunnah of the Prophet, pbuh, made manifest in the authentic
Hadith literature. There is no Islam without Hadith.
Just as in the case of the prohibition of liquor and Riba, the
rights of women in the Qur'an were developed stage by stage.
Taqwa [consciousness of Allah, fear of Allah], NOT gender, is
the basis of merit in Islam.
Hijab is a symbol of Islam. Awareness of Allah, personal
character, fearlessness, understanding of the world we live in
must come before hijab becomes what Islam wanted it to be.
Women who study the Qur'an and the Hadith are respected by
Muslim men even in our weakened societies. No man dared oppose
'Ayesha Siddiqa, r.a., the daughter of Abu Bakr, r.a. Muslim
women today must seek knowledge [of Qur'an and Hadith in
particular] like she did.
Outreach to African-American Muslims: Speaking to Imam
Jamil's Community on the Future of Islam and Muslims
On December 26, 2008 Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma' khutba
at the Islamic Center in Atlanta run by Imam Jamil al-Amin's
community. The Center was jam packed with worshippers, about
200 men and 100 women. It's a very vibrant and lively
community, almost 99% African American and 1% African. It was
almost like homecoming for Dr. Siddique and he was able to meet
well known activists like Sis. Karima [Imam Jamil's wife,
herself an attorney], Imam Nadim Ali, Br. Sabir Muhammad, as
well as one of Imam Jamil's sons and several acquaintances from
way back in Dr. Siddique's past.
As Dr. Siddique's khutba was about young people and children, a
number of young men met him after the prayer with their sons to
thank him for the khutba. Dr. Siddique got tremendous praise
from a cross section of the worshippers during the lunch which
followed the prayers. One line of praise, from an elderly
brother who has seen it all in his life, can be quoted here:
"The khutba was like a blue flame cutting through steel." [All
praise belongs to Allah.]
Here are some of the topics Dr. Siddique spoke about during his
45 minute khutba:
Text for khutba: "And among the people are those who take
others than Allah as rivals to Him. They love them as they
should love Allah, but those who believe are stronger in love
for Allah. And if only they who are oppressors would consider
that when they see the punishment, they will be certain that
ALL power belongs to Allah and that Allah is severe in
punishment." [The Qur'an 2:165]
Activism and inclusion of young people, boys and girls, in the
Islamic community is essential to our future as Muslims.
Study the role with Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, of the great sahaba
[companions] who were very young such as Ali, r.a. and
Hadith, which is essential to understanding the Qur'an, was
transmitted by very young sahaba, such as Abdullah ibn
Umar, r.a., Abdullah ibn Abbas, r.a., Abdullah ibn Zubair, r.a.
Our young people in America are under attack by the mass
culture. We must understand how mass culture works otherwise
even prayers will not work.
Role models from Muhammad, pbuh, and his companions.
Look at the picture of Imam Jamil al-Amin with his young son
embracing him. His son loved him and we all need such sons.
Contrast with corruption running rampant in America. Adultery,
Madoff the Jew is a sign of our times. He madoff with $50
billion, despoiling his own community.
Stop the Muslims who want to be part of the power structure:
Any sliding towards the White House, Pentagon, FBI
Study what the Qur'an says about Pharoah who killed the males
of the oppressed people and kept their females for entertainment.
Support system for Muslims coming out of prison is needed more
than any grand buildings.
Role of Osama ibn Zayd, r.a. and the Prophet's emphasis on
Jaish-e-Osama going forth even as Muhammad, pbuh, was leaving
this world for the next.
Letter: Bernie Madoff: the biggest fraud in history: The
Jew who looted the Jews wholsale
You were "ON TARGET"............ and as usual ahead of the rest
Visit this site and read the COMMENTS near the end, a comment
FROM ISRAEL itself...........amazing
Bernie Madoff's Victims: The List:
Word on the identities of Bernie Madoff's clients / victimes
continues to emerge. The total losses reported so far add up to
about $30 billion.
New Trend Editor Suggests that Palestine give Bernie Madoff
a Medal for being so Crooked. Look at the friends he
[From Associated Press.] "Yeshiva University, one of the
nation's [actually Israel's -Ed. AP's freudian error] foremost
Jewish institutions of higher education, lost $110 million;
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, lost $90
million; director Steven Spielberg's Wunderkinder Foundation
acknowledged unspecified losses; and a $15 million foundation
established by Holocaust survivor and writer Elie Wiesel was
wiped out. Jewish federations and hospitals have lost millions
and some foundations have had to close."
Also read the following provided by the famous expert on these
issues, Mark Weber of IHR.
The Madoff Victims: They Deserved It
As the news of Bernard Madoff's colossal fraud focused on
America's most "important" Jewish tycoons and moguls, it was
only a matter of hours before the story was spun around their
victimhood with the usual cudgels of "anti-Semitism" and the
Holocaust ... As the list of Madoff's "victims" grows, their
common characteristic is not philanthropy, but rather political
Zionism. Virtually all have worked to build a Jewish state with
little regard, and often downright hatred, for the non-Jewish
population living there. The money from this type of mogul or
"ganzer macher" has been used to dehumanize and depopulate
non-Jews in Palestine for over 120 years
Letters: Top Ten Idiots of 2008+Taliban control 70% of
new trends think tank has found top ten idiots of the year 2008.
it is really appreciated but u should add one more. he should
b on the top of the list.
he is mr king of SAUDI ARABIA who assists U.S to kill the muslims.
Mohamm Raza Irfan
 What ever happened to covering your brother's faults and
the worse muslim is better than the best non muslim.
 A great issue! Illuminating, informative, enlightening....
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
Letter: You are doing a wonderful job but I never read it!
MUMBAI and ISRAEL: One of the Suspects is dead, the other in
a Saudi Jail. [UN Security Council's and India's Stupidity]
Dear Brother Kaukab Siddiqui
I have been receiving your mails but somehow I never opened
your mails as your mails would go to my junk mails. Today I
have gone through your mail and found out that you are doing a
wonderful job. I would like to draw your attention towards U.N.
action of putting 4 members of Dawa on the terrorist list. One
of them Mehmood Muhammad Ahmed Bhazaq is a Saudi national and
he is in a jail in Riyad and other Haji Ashraf had died in 2002.
This is the state of actions by the security council.
I am involved in the human rights activities specially we
raised our voices for the abducted and missing people. I have
also been quite vocal in the media against the terrorist and
extremist activities of U.S. government and its puppets. U.S.
is also trying to put general Hamid Gul and some other retired
officer including me in the terrorist list and probably our
government is also bowing to their demands.
Is it possible to have some kind of discussions on the subjects
of extremism, terrorism and justice etc in your outlets with
the American people. I am available to give the other side
perception which is less heard.
Letter: Re: Reader answers the Reader who Says New Trend's
Criticism of ISNA and Cair is unIslamic
Regarding the statement:
"I am afraid, calling Muslim organizations such as ISNA and
CAIR and/or individuals 'Muslim Zionist' or bootlicker, or
'useful idiots' etc. are not only inappropriate,
counterproductive, and causing disunity among the Muslims,
labeling Muslims with such names are un-Islamic and un-God
fearing, because in numerous places Allah cautioned Muslims to
address each other with dignity, honor, and a better words,
especially when dealing with the fellow Muslims, who may have
different opinions and different methods of doing the work of
Allah. Allah says in the Quran 49:11. "
my questions are:
What if the descriptions of groups such as ISNA and CAIR are
true? Would it still be "un-Islamic and un-God fearing"? What
if, by their actions against "fellow Muslims" and Islam,
authenticated through The Holy Qur'an and authentic
Hadith, they (organizations mentioned and others like them)
have earned the labels attributed to them?
Sis. Hamdiya Fatima [Charlotte, North Carolina]
India: From New Trend's India Monitor
Zakir Naik Under Attack: India's Muslims Show Signs of Being
Mentally Oppressed, in Full Retreat
India's Muslims are impressive in numbers, about 120 million,
but seem to be leaderless, confused and mentally oppressed.
In response to the attacks on Mumbai, the Muslims came with
conspiracy theories of a great variety. Some of these are
comparable to the American Muslim and Christian theories about
the 9.11 attacks. The theories basically mean that India
destroyed its own high value assets to be able to put Muslims
in a corner and to attack Pakistan. [None are as ingenious as
the theories of robot flown planes and Bush inventing Bin Laden
and explosives put inside the Twin Towers, etc.]
The sources of actual war were not explored, be it the Indian
occupation of Kashmir, the Indian support for NATO occupation
of Afghanistan, the Indian link-up with Israel, or even the
assault on Sikhs, Christians and Dalits by Indian upper castes.
Instead India's Muslims decided to scapegoat one of India's
most outstanding Islamic scholars, Dr. Zakir Naik. It is
incredible but true that Shi'ites in India are trying to get
Zakir Naik declared a non-Muslim. The Shi'ites have gone to the
Hindu governmental authorities to get Dr. Naik's conferences
cancelled and to have him declared persona non grata. It
appears that Dr. Naik commented on the Shi'ite version of the
battle of Kerbala and made some comments which implied that
Yazeed, who is blamed for the murder of Hussain, r.a., did not
order or want the tragedy to take place. The Shi'ites [as in
USA] are trying to put historic events beyond the scope of
The pro-western Muslim groups in India [somewhat like ISNA and
CAIR in the U.S.] are also attacking Dr. Naik. They say that he
has desecrated their sanctities by making comments which are
seemingly supportive of Osama bin Laden. Dr. Naik apparently
said that if America is not to be accused on terrorism, then on
what basis can Osama be accused.
Like the U.S. government, the Indian power structure wants an
"Indian Islam" [like "American Islam"]. Indian Muslims should
hate Pakistan and be actually prepared to join the Indian army
and fight Pakistan. [Sort of like ISNA's advertisements in its
'Islamic' Horizons urging U.S. Muslims to become Special Agents
of the FBI.]
While Indian Muslims, leaderless, run back and forth, spewing
conspiracy theories and condemning the Muslims of Pakistan, the
Indian government conveniently suppressed the leading Muslim
student organization SIMI and tries to blame it for "violence"
and :"terrorism." This was the biggest Muslim organization and
dared to speak on issues.
The Muslims of India are discouraged by their "leaders" to
speak about SIMI [somewhat like ISNA-CAIR's silence about
Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman, Imam Jamil, Dr. Ali Timimi,
Ahmed Abdel Sattar
and other Islamic prisoners in the USA.]
The Murder of 'Usman, r.a. began the evil of sectarianism
WOMEN in Islam: Naila, the wife of Usman, r.a. by Dr.
[This item is based on Ibn Asakir's Tarikh ud-damishq.]
One of the most charismatic women in the first Islamic
generation after the sahaba was Naila, the daughter of Farafsa.
She became famous when in the year 28 of the Hijra she married
Usman ibn Affan, r.a., the third rightly guided Caliph of
Islam. She was from a Christian family in Kufa but was educated
in Islam by the greatest woman of Islam, Ayesha Siddiqa, r.a.,
from whom Naila learned Hadith. She also narrated Hadith from
her illustrious husband, 'Usman, r.a. [Again this is evidence
that Hadith was narrated in the FIRST century of Islam, not in
the THIRD as the munkareene hadith contend.]
In the year 35 hijri, Naila witnessed the tragic murder of her
husband Usman, r.a. This great sahabi [companion] of the
Prophet, pbuh., was the victim of sectarians who later came to
be known as "Shi'as." These murderers were so cold-blooded,
they cut down Usman, r.a., while he was reading the very Qur'an
which he had compiled. [The blood of Usman, r.a., trickled down
to this verse of the Qur'an he was holding: "...Allah will
suffice thee as against them, and He is All-Hearing,
Naila grappled with the assailants but they were determined to
kill the elderly Caliph. One of the assailants tore off Naila's
outer garment. At this an African slave whom Usman, r.a., had
freed could not bear to see the emerging tragedy and rushed
forward and killed the assailant who had grabbed Naila, only to
pay with his own life. Then another assassin's sword came down
on Usman, r.a. Naila stopped it with her left hand and her
fingers were cut off. The Caliph was martyred thus putting an
end to the ideal era of Islamic excellence.
Weeks later, after her hand had healed, Naila, along with a
large number of other virtuous women went to the mosque and
addressed the people to shame them about their lack of
resistance to the sectarians. She spoke at length and with
amazing eloquence which mesmerized the crowd, reminding them of
the high esteem in which the Prophet, pbuh, held Usman, r.a.
All the classical historians of Islam accept Naila's
narrative of the murder of Usman, r.a.
At that time, Muslims did not think that ONE WOMAN' AS A
WITNESS cannot be accepted.
Also famous is the letter which Naila wrote to Ameer Muawiyya,
r.a., reminding him of verse 9 of Sura al-Hujurat and chiding
him for having failed to send timely help to Caliph Usman, r.a.
The way she begins that letter is remarkable, with a calm
assumption of equality: "From Naila, the daughter of
al-Farafsa, to Muawiyya the son of Abu Sufian".
Top Islamic Leader calls for unity between Army and People
to Resist India: Warns India: Don't Start What you can't End
LAHORE, Dec 25: Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmad
has said that Pakistani nation is not ignorant of its defense
and if India made a folly of attacking the country it will be
challenged by 160 million Pakistanis standing behind their
India will achieve nothing but devastation, he said in a
statement issued by JI Media Cell on Thursday. Qazi offered the
government JI's cooperation to help convey the national stance
to the friendly countries and activate global Muslim movements
to support Pakistan at this time of trial.
Qazi said no Pakistani wants a war with India but the nation
will not allow the arch enemy to damage its self respect.
"Every child of the country will defend every inch of the
homeland. India must think a thousand times before making
surgical strikes since such a madness will turn into a full
scale war," he said.
Qazi advised Indian leadership to realize that any war imposed
on Pakistan will be considered a war between two nations and
not two countries, which will initiate a never-ending
confrontation between India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and it
will out of anybody's powers to end the war and control the
Qazi said it was time government, army and nation should get
completely united. Government, he said, should restore the
judiciary of Nov 2, 2007 and eradicate 17th amendment to settle
its biggest contention with the nation and will allow the whole
nation to get composed and concentrated on vital issues.
Referring to the high alert position of Indian troops,
evacuation of border villages in Rajasthan and massive
logistics of supplies towards borders, Qazi said it expose the
real Indian intentions. Qazi demanded the government to apprize
the nation of the real situation besides taking solid measures
to create awareness of defense requirements among masses.
He also expressed sorrow that Islamabad is lagging far behind
India on diplomatic front and displaying apologetic attitude
against aggressive Indian designs, which does not reflect the
sentiments of the nation. Qazi asked the government to send
diplomatic delegations to friendly countries and take them into
confidence regarding Indian war hysteria. He said Pakistan
should call OIC meeting in Islamabad and invite China and
Russia as observers. Qazi also offered the government that JI
is ready to help convey the national stance to the friendly
countries and activate global Muslim movements to support
Pakistan at this time of trial.
2008-12-28 Sun 09:39:36 cst