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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Muharram 29,1430/ January 26, 2009, # 7.

Please write letters in support of U.S. Muslim [Bangladeshi origin] kidnapped by U.S. special forces from Dhaka. See editor's letter at conclusion of this New Trend.

We have evidence that Israel used phosphorous bombs on Gaza civilians taking shelter in a UN compound. It's a crime against humanity. Scroll way down to photo.

Prof. Sami al-Arian is still in prison: Scroll down to latest situation. [He was arrested to please Israel though he was a friend of the U.S. government. His crime was that he wanted justice for Palestine.]

America's interests don't matter to Israel: Mark Glenn uncovers the secret hold of Israel and American Jewish elites on the American power structure which made it possible for Israel to ignore American interests in its genocide of the people of Gaza. This is shocking but too well documented to be ignored. Here is Mark Glenn at his best. Please scroll all the way down.

Shocking facts about Obama's Envoy for Pakistan:

From New York Times, circa 1998

Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke was born on April 24, 1941, in New York City, the elder of two sons of Dan Holbrooke, a doctor, and Trudi Moos, the daughter of a leather exporter in Germany. Both his parents, who are Jewish, fled the Nazis in the 1930's. Mr. Holbrooke's father, who was brought up in Russia, changed his name to Holbrooke when he arrived in the United States. Mr. Holbrooke's mother used to take Richard to Quaker meetings on Sundays.
He attended Scarsdale High School in suburban New York, where his closest friend was David Rusk, the son of the late Secretary of State, Dean Rusk.

The power of Islam and the resilience of the Palestinian people defeated the brutal Israeli terrorist onslaught on Gaza. Photo shows children in Gaza returning to school after 22 days of bombardment, dazed but determined. Even Stalingrad did not show such power of recovery. The Israeli bandits have truly been defeated by the new generation of Palestinians [of whom Israel killed 459 children].

Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, Top African American Islamic Leader and Educator, says Whole world is watching Obama's Moves
Re: Obama & Islam: Issue #6 of New Trend

A great issue! Your analysis of President Obama and his present standing is excellent, the very best I have seen and read. His place in history will be determined by the policies of his government in dealing with the problems of the oppressed the world over, especially those of the suffering people in Palestine and Afghanistan. Pretty words and uneven handedness will not solve those problems. He has already stumbled and fumbled the ball. The whole world is watching and waiting for what he is really going to say and do. Walaikum asalam!


The Fatwas of Imam Badi Ali, Jamaat al-Muslimeen National Shoora leader, against Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and, earlier, in defense of Hizbullah and also against the Pakistani military, have disturbed the Saudi monarchy which thinks it can control Islam. A Saudi scholar who gave a fatwa against Jews has been arrested. Big efforts have been underway to discredit Osama's fatwas. To thwart genuine Islamic fatwas by "non-authorities," the Saudis held an entire conference in which the Saudi King Abdullah, America's man, urged that such fatwas be stopped. See text below. Scroll way down.

From the Editor's Diary
Incident in a Batimore Masjid: Shows how U.S. Muslims are prevented from Opposing Israel. Masjids set up to control dissent.

January 23, 2009: Today I went for Juma' to Masjid Nur which is located on Harford Road in a northeastern suburb of Baltimore. The congregation is largely Arab. The imam is from Syria and is supported by Ikhwan-types, doctors and engineers, though the majority of the congregation are ordinary Muslims. I come here only when it is too late for me to reach any other masjid. The khutba is full of pietistic and moralistic cliches: the imam seems to think that his congregation does not know anything about Islam. He has been like this for the last decade at least whenever I go there. It is my misfortune to sit there and listen to him trying to use the khutba to get people to donate to the masjid.

I have heard that the Ikhwan-ISNA-CAIR network has sent out instructions to its sleepy imams to make an effort to say something about Gaza because the whole world is condemning the atrocities in Gaza. ISNA-CAIR would look really silly if they said nothing at all.

The imam rambles on. He spends 15 minutes on explaining that if people give charity and want to be known for having done it, Allah will sooner or later bring out their fame. He keeps calling the audience "ya akhi" as if he is talking to one person and also forgetting that there are sisters upstairs.

He goes into long drawn out vague spirituality, talking about the beauty of the "other world." He tries to twist the meaning of a verse of the Qur'an about Jihad to claim that everything we do is jihad [sort of like ISNA's idea that waking up for fajr is jihad]. Finally his khutba is over. He hasn't mentioned the word "Gaza." I am disappointed but thankful that the patience required for listening to 45 minutes of platitudes is over. The imam leads the prayers.

Suddenly after the prayers, he announces that Salatul Janaza for the "shuhada" [martyrs] will be held on Saturday in Masjid Rahma [Islamic Society of Baltimore or ISB]. [Rahma is the notorious multimillion dollar masjid on the west side of Baltimore with financial links to both the federal government and the state government.]

As if inspired by the word "shuhada," I get up and say in a loud voice:

"SPEAK AGAINST ISRAEL: How can you speak of shuhada when you have not said a word against Israel!"

Immediately the imam's friends move to stop me physically from speaking further. One plump little Arab doctor, probably the financier of this group, orders me: "You must leave! Leave now. Leave! Leave!" I reply: "No! I'll pray right here." The doctor backs off.

I added these comments: "You are always collecting funds from Muslims, but you do not have the honesty or courage to express Islam."

The imam is in a difficult position. None of the congregation other than his little clique of 2 or 3 try to oppose me. The imam refuses to say anything. The President of the Masjid [probably Egyptian] follows me outside and engages me in argument. After about 15 minutes of discussion, he leaves with all his arguments deflated.

Here is what he said followed by what I said:

President: We cannot have politics in the masjid.
Editor: Israel is not politics. Speaking against Israel is Haqq.

President: We have to live here. We cannot criticize Israel.
Editor: Israel is the enemy of Islam and Muslims. You must speak against Israel otherwise you have no Islamic basis.

President: But you must not say it in the masjid. You can say it outside, all the world is masjid, you can say it anywhere.
Editor: It must be first in the Masjid. The masjid has the mimbar of the Rasool in it. Islam's truth must be proclaimed in it.

President: Do you want the masjid to be closed down? We have to live here.
Editor: Why don't you admit that you are scared of Israel. The Qur'an says in Sura Tauba that masjids must be maintained by those who do not fear anyone. The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, spoke against the enemies of Islam in the masjid. That is the Sunnah. You must speak on relevant issues, not just sufism and holy hereafter. You are simply dead scared. Admit it!

President: No, we are not scared, but it is politics, and does not belong in the masjid.
Editor: Allah speaks in the Qur'an against the yahood. Are you going to censor the Qur'an?

President: In this country you cannot speak against Israel.
Editor: Who told you that? This is America, not Israel. Even in Israel, Muslims speak against it.

President: What is your name?
Editor: Why? You want to tell the government? It is Siddique, one who stands by Haqq.

President: [moving away as he saw more people showing interest] I wish you well!
Editor: Your group is always collecting money from Muslims, but you cover up the truth and don't speak even when thousands are killed and wounded by the yahood in Gaza: The curse of Allah be on the yahood!

President: We do what we can!
Editor: For 22 days when Israel was bombing and killing in Gaza, your group did not issue even a statement against Israel. Stop collecting money from the Muslims for your dead masjid! Are you creating Masjide Dirar?

[After the President of Masjid Nur left, a Somali brother tried to calm me down by telling me that all Jews are not bad and told me about Rabbi Weiss in New York who opposes Israel. I told him that Weiss and some other American Jews oppose the atrocities but they are in a very tiny minority. Almost all the Jews of America support the Israeli genocide in Gaza. Very, very few oppose Israeli atrocities but they too think Israel is a legitimate entity and should keep the land it seized by force of arms. I urged the Somali brother to note that the imam and clique in this masjid have been crassly insensitive to the suffering of the Somali people as well.]

[In case the President of Al-Nur thinks he has been incorrectly quoted, he is welcome to send New Trend his correction.]

Obama: Day 1
On January 21, President began his overseas calls with Israel's Olmert, then Egypt's Mubarak, then King Abdullah, then PA's Mahmoud Abbas and offered them his full support.

Obama: Day 2
Without Comment: Source 2 items from Obama's speech at Hillary Clinton's confirmation
President Obama Supports Israel, Condemns Hamas, Praises Egyptian Dictator Mubarak
January 22, 2009

"Let me be clear: America is committed to Israel's security. And we will always support Israel's right to defend itself against legitimate threats. For years, Hamas has launched thousands of rockets at innocent Israeli citizens. No democracy can tolerate such danger to its people, nor should the international community, and neither should the Palestinian people themselves, whose interests are only set back by acts of terror.

"To be a genuine party to peace, the quartet has made it clear that Hamas must meet clear conditions: recognize Israel's right to exist; renounce violence; and abide by past agreements. Going forward, the outline for a durable cease-fire is clear: Hamas must end its rocket fire; Israel will complete the withdrawal of its forces from Gaza; the United States and our partners will support a credible anti-smuggling and interdiction regime, so that Hamas cannot rearm.

Yesterday I spoke to President Mubarak and expressed my appreciation for the important role that Egypt played in achieving a cease-fire. And we look forward to Egypt's continued leadership and partnership in laying a foundation for a broader peace through a commitment to end smuggling from within its borders."

Obama Ignored 1500 killed, 5000 wounded by Israel: He claims it is a humanitarian disaster: Wants U.S. Puppet Abbas of P.A. to control Relief Work [In his own words.]

"Now, just as the terror of rocket fire aimed at innocent Israelis is intolerable, so, too, is a future without hope for the Palestinians. I was deeply concerned by the loss of Palestinian and Israeli life in recent days and by the substantial suffering and humanitarian needs in Gaza. Our hearts go out to Palestinian civilians who are in need of immediate food, clean water, and basic medical care, and who've faced suffocating poverty for far too long.

"Now we must extend a hand of opportunity to those who seek peace. As part of a lasting cease-fire, Gaza's border crossings should be open to allow the flow of aid and commerce, with an appropriate monitoring regime, with the international and Palestinian Authority participating.

Relief efforts must be able to reach innocent Palestinians who depend on them. The United States will fully support an international donor's conference to seek short-term humanitarian assistance and long-term reconstruction for the Palestinian economy. This assistance will be provided to and guided by the Palestinian Authority."

Obama: Day 3
First U.S. Attack on civilians in Pakistan after the January 20 Inauguration
[Source U.S. wire services.]

The first attack Friday, January 23, took place in the village of Zharki in North Waziristan, when a single drone fired three missiles in the space of 10 minutes, the security officials said.
The first two missiles destroyed two buildings, killing 10 people, at least five of whom were foreign militants, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Hours later, a third missile struck a house in South Waziristan, near Wana, killing eight people, the officials said, giving no more details.

[According to the British paper The Guardian, the attack was carried out after direct consultation with President Obama.]

[Prominent Pakistani leader Syed Munawar Hasan, Jamaate Islami Secretary General, condemned the attack and said it dashed the hopes that Obama's policies will be different from Bush's. He said the U.S. is scheming with india to deprive Pakistan of its nuclear assets.]
[New Trend adds: Obama is extremely popular in Pakistan and is seen as a peace maker. The blatant missile attacks came as a surprise.]

Obama: Day 3
First U.S. Attack on Civilians in Afghanistan after Jan. 20 Inauguration

According to the Associated Press, on January 23, between 2 and 3 AM, the U.S. air force bombed a tiny village in the Mehter Lam region of Laghman province, southeast of Kabul. Villagers say the dead are 11 civilian men, 3 women and children.
January 25: Hundreds of people came to the capital of Laghman, in spite of bad road conditions, to protest the bombing. They say there were no Taliban in the little village.

The U.S. military says, the dead are Taliban, not civilians. The military says they saw a woman carrying an RPG in the area.
[New Trend comment: In recent months, Afghan women have joined the battle against U.S. and NATO occupation forces. People are picking up weapons to defend themselves against the rampaging NATO forces. Women fighters are not necessarily Taliban. They simply want to defend their homes after their men are killed in battle. Hijab does not mean they are terrorists.]

Pakistani Victory: from New Trend's Media Monitor
Islamic Forces Take over almost all of Swat region in Frontier Province

Only the capital of Swat, Mingora, is in the hands of the Pakistani military. The rest of Swat, with the exception of a few roads with military posts, is in the hands of an Islamic group led by Maulvi Fazlullah. The deep corruption, abuse of power, sexual immorality, banditry which were characteristic of the Pakistani administration are under attack by Islamic militants. Severe punishments are being used to clean up the mess.

The police, who are always the sources of corruption in Pakistan, have been under Islamic attack. A whole series of policemen involved in torture, banditry, murder and bribery have reportedly been investigated and beheaded and their bodies dumped in Mingora's central square where the Pak military is in charge. A prostitute named Shabana, who sent out "dancing girls" to Pakistani officials, was suddenly found killed, leading to serious outrage in the Pakistani government.

Drug dealers, who were running free under military rule, are being arrested by the Islamic militants and whipped in public. Every evening Maulvi Fazlullah's short wave radio comes on telling the people of the movement against corruption and urging them to support Shar'ia. Blue movies [x rated], DVDs, Indian movies which had been used to destroy the moral fiber of the people are being targeted under Shar'ia law. The ordinary masses were sick of the Pak regime's corruption but were helpless; hence support for the Islamic militants is widespread in spite of the fear of their methodology.

In its January 25, 2009 issue, America's leading Zionist newspaper, the New York Times, tried to do a smear job on the Islamic uprising in Swat by slanting all the achievements of the Islamic forces in a negative way. It calls the Islamic forces "Taliban" repeatedly although they are not Taliban. Only towards the end of the article one learns that they are not Taliban.

The New York Times gave a misleading caption to a photo showing mass support for the Islamic forces: people gathered to see a drug dealer being punished by the Islamic power. Here is the photo: Judge for yourself. Any signs of coercion?

[Hail the Islamic victory in Swat.]

Israel Chose War Over Peace by Mark Glenn [Idaho]. [A prominent speaker at Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Peace Conference in Baltimore, August 16, 08]

Olmert Reminds The World-"We, The Jewish People, Control America"

Amidst all the bombs raining down upon the civilian population of the world's largest outdoor concentration camp known as Gaza, another bomb-1000 times as devastating as those detonated over Japan in 1945-was dropped on the American people but which did not make much discussion in the mainstream news, despite the shock waves it caused in political circles worldwide.
At the height of Israel's bombing campaign against the Palestinian civilians of Gaza that (as of this moment) has resulted in almost 1,500 deaths of mostly women and children, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert convened a press conference in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon to "explain" things to the world. The subject matter was the most recent vote taking place in the United Nations on Security Council Resolution 1860 mandating an immediate cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas, the brainchild of US Sec. Of State Condoleeza Rice who drafted it after close consultation with other Arab diplomats from the region. Due to the heavy civilian deaths being suffered by the Palestinians, again, over 1,000, compared to little over a dozen suffered by the Jewish state, such a resolution was for all intents and purposes the most humane, moral and fair thing to do that in effect called upon Israel to stop hacking innocent civilians to pieces.
Israel for her part would have nothing of it. Drunk on the bloodshed and suffering she was causing to innocent civilians, she was not going to step away from the buffet table until she had reached her limit. A mere moments before the vote was to take place, the US Sec. of State received a call from her boss, George W Bush and was told to ditch the deal and abstain from voting on the very resolution she herself had penned.
As outrageous as this was, amidst all the human suffering taking place as Israel and her "most moral army in the world" rained down outlawed phosphorous bombs on innocent civilians, schools, mosques, churches and food stores, what was to follow was even worse. Prime Minister Olmert, in behavior similar to that of some wise guy/mob boss who has just beat the rap as a result of yanking the chain of some judge or prosecutor on his payroll, stated in plain language at the convened press conference in Ashkelon that it was he, acting on behalf of Israel, who "made the call" to Bush and brought about the US abstention of vote at the UN. In his own words, upon learning of the "unacceptable" language contained in the resolution, (no doubt obtained by spies working within the State Dept who got their grubby little hands on a pilfered copy) he dropped a dime and put in a call to Bush only to learn that the President was busy giving a speech. Olmert‘s response-in demeanor all-too-typical for Zionists, was "I don't care; I have to talk to him." According to Olmert, Bush was called off the podium, given the phone and told in no uncertain language that "the US cannot possibly vote in favor of this resolution". Olmert than stated with barely-concealed glee that Bush "Gave an order to the secretary of state, and she did not vote in favor of it — a resolution she cooked up, phrased, organized and maneuvered for. She was left pretty shamed, and abstained on a resolution she arranged…"
And the rest "is history," as the old saying goes.
For its part, when asked about the exchange and subsequent abstention on the vote, the US denied Olmert's claims. The US State Department characterized Olmert's version of the events as "inaccurate, totally and completely untrue" while Rice herself called it "Fiction". When asked to comment on the US's response, Olmert's version remain unchanged, in effect- "That's my story and I'm sticking to it".
Reaction on the part of organized Jewish groups to the story was mixed. The ADL, adjunct to Israel's spy agency Mossad, rather than denying the obvious-that this recent event is a reaffirmation of what others have maintained for some time c oncerning Israel's ability to yank the foreign policy apparatus of the United States around like a poodle on a leash (something which the ADL loudly denies as it did over the release of Walt and Mearsheimer's book "The Israel Lobby" with dramatic wailing and gnashing of teeth) shrugged it off. Notorious windbag Abe Foxman, head of the ADL was quoted saying "I have no problem with what Olmert did, but I think the mistake was to talk about it in public" adding "This is what friendships are about. He was not interfering in political issues. You have a relationship, and if you don't like what is being done, then you go to the boss and tell him."
Douglas Bloomfield, a former chief lobbyist for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee all but gloated over the effect such a story would have in demonstrating to the world raw Jewish power over the United States saying "This reinforces the perception that the Israeli prime minister and Israeli leaders have easy access to the leaders of the U.S.. It is a fact that the Israeli prime minister can get the president on the phone. Not every prime minister in the world can do that. It is no secret that Israel tried to influence the U.S. regarding U.N. votes. It reinforces what the rivals of Israel say about the enormous clout Israel has in Washington, and I see nothing wrong with that."
While Foxman and Bloomfield differ on some of the finer points of this event, where they agree however is that, like all criminal organizations who cannot exist in the light of day, "It is a mistake to talk about it."
Some might make the claim that Israel decided to capitalize on the event by embellishing a few of the details in her favor. Such speculation is neither out of the question nor out of place, given Israel's well-established history of lying to fit with her agenda, including but not limited to "Holocaustianity" and its seemingly never-ending expansion of the envelope to include grander and grander details of distinctly "Jewish" suffering.
Whether events actually took place in exactly the manner as Olmert described however is irrelevant at this point. The "facts on the ground" are that the US DID abstain from the vote at a time when worldwide outrage over Israel's deliberate targeting of civilians in Gaza was boiling over and when the US had absolutely NOTHING to gain diplomatically by supporting the carnage. At a time when America is isolated, despised and alone as a result of its "special relationship" with the Jewish state, remaining silent as women and children are hacked to pieces of flesh and bone by Israel certainly does not make things better.
Those hoping in the "change" promised by the new president while on the campaign trail should think twice before investing themselves in such business. Remember the words of Barack Hussein Obama to AIPAC in June 2008 when he had the following to say-
"Our alliance is based on shared interests and shared values. Those who threaten Israel threaten us. And I will bring to the White House an unshakeable commitment to Israel's security. That starts with ensuring Israel's qualitative military advantage. I will ensure that Israel can defend itself from any threat — from Gaza to Tehran. As president, I will implement a Memorandum of Understanding that provides $30 billion in assistance to Israel over the next decade — investments to Israel's security that will not be tied to any other nation. We must approve the foreign aid request for 2009. We should export military equipment to our ally Israel under the same guidelines as NATO. And I will always stand up for Israel's right to defend itself in the United Nations and around the world."
In other words, the only difference between former president George W. Bush and the current president Barack Hussein Obama with regards to American foreign policy in the Middle East is that one is named George W. Bush and the other is named Barack Hussein Obama.
It is a law in organized crime circles that "silence is golden" if the syndicate is to survive. When once speaking about AIPAC and the power of organized Jewry in affecting US policy in the Middle East, Steve Rosen (former AIPAC caporegime currently under indictment for espionage against the United States) said Israel and her machinations are like a "night flower" that "thrives in the dark and withers in the light of day".
What is more important though, and the more telling of it all is the contempt which the Jewish state holds for America as demonstrated by her willingness to gloat over sticking a knife in the back of her "friend". Although lost on Americans who stay glued to their tv sets keeping up on the latest earth-shaking events on American Idol or Desperate Housewives, what this latest event shows is that in the world of organized crime there is no such thing as loyalty. It is a dog-eat-dog world, and Israel's recent actions have demonstrated that truly she is not "man's best friend" but rather, as former Defense Minster Moshe Dayan said "A mad dog, too dangerous to bother".
(c) 2009 Mark Glenn

Saudi Arabia: With thanks to Sis. Hamdiyya, Jamaat al-Muslimeen supporter in Charlotte, North Carolina
King calls for caution in issuing fatwas

RIYADH - King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, said here Wednesday night that the training of Muftis and scholars was very essential as fatwas had their own requirements.

Addressing the participants of the International Conference on Fatwa and its Rules, the Monarch urged the media not to publish fatwas from people who are not known to be Islamic scholars.

He underscored the role of scholars in educating the people and fighting the deviating thought.

The conference, which concluded in Makkah Tuesday evening, was organized by the Islamic Jurisprudence Complex of the Muslim World League (MWL) under the patronage of King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. A number of prominent Ulema from all over the world discussed for over five days major areas for fatwas.

Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary General Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdulmohsen Al-Turki said participants at the conference focused in their research how fatwa should follow the moderate path and avoid provocation, conflicts, discord, and views which may negatively affect some Muslim youths.

The audience was attended by Grand Mufti and head of the MWL founding council Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh. - SPA

Here is Evidence that Israel bombed Gaza Civilians taking shelter in a UN compound with Phosphorous bombs.

UN Photo of Israeli phosphorous attack on UN shelter in Gaza. [Released Jan.21]

Contempt Charges Will Stand In Terrorism-Related Case

By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, January 17, 2009; Page A11

A federal judge in Alexandria ruled yesterday that she would not throw out contempt-of-court charges against former professor Sami al-Arian, who has refused to cooperate with a terrorism investigation, and set his case for trial on March 9.
U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema said that Arian can use the defense that he was relying on the advice of his attorneys when he declined to testify before grand juries investigating whether Muslim groups in Herndon were financing terrorism in the Middle East.
"We are very gratified by Judge Brinkema's rulings with regard to the trial," said Jonathan Turley, one of Arian's attorneys. "We look forward to putting Dr. al-Arian's case in front of the jury."
Arian, 50, declined to comment. In the courtroom was a crowd of Arian's supporters, including nearly two dozen people from Tampa, where Arian taught computer engineering at the University of South Florida before his first arrest in 2004.
Arian was charged then with raising money and otherwise assisting Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a group the U.S. government declared a terrorist organization in 1995. At trial in 2005, he was acquitted on eight of 17 counts, and the jury deadlocked on the other counts.
Rather than face a retrial, Arian pleaded guilty in May 2006 to one count of conspiring to assist the terrorist group and was sentenced to 57 months in prison, most of which he had served while awaiting trial. In his plea agreement, Arian did not agree to cooperate with subsequent investigations, as most federal plea agreements require.
Within days of Arian's plea and sentencing, prosecutors in Alexandria subpoenaed him to testify in the investigation of a group of Herndon organizations suspected of funneling money to terror groups, although no one has been charged. Arian refused, both in 2006 and 2007, and was jailed for civil contempt of court for nearly all of 2007.
"I refuse to testify," Arian told the grand jury in 2007, "based on my prior plea agreement with the government that I'm not required to testify and cooperate in this or any other investigation. I refuse, therefore, to make any further statements."

Under Israeli instructions, this decent man, an educator, has been treated and kept like a criminal.

Bangladeshi American's Case: Please write Similar Letters of Support

Loren Grayer (Warden)
United States Penitentiary
601 McDonough Boulevard, S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
FAX: (404) 331-2137-Phone#: 404-635-5100

Dear Warden Grayer

I am a human rights activist for Muslim prisoners. I am concerned about the case of Ehsanul Sadequee who was kidnapped by a U.S. special unit in Dhaka, Bangladesh and brought to Atlanta. He is 19 years old and a citizen of the U.S.

Ehsanul, who flew to Bangladesh to get married, was returning home from shopping with his wife when he was approached and abducted by 8-10 armed men in civilian clothes, identifying themselves as members of various intelligence branches of the Bangladesh Government. Stripped naked and wrapped in clear plastic; the FBI flew Ehsanul to the United States.

I have received reports that he is being mistreated in prison. It appears that another prisoner was instigated to beat up Mr. Sadequee on October 28, 2008 and he did not receive medical treatment. His health was deterioratng.

I am writing to find our if Mr. Sadequee is receiving proper medical treatment and what is his situation now?

As you know, U.S. citizens are considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Please do not violate his basic rights as a human being and a citizen.

Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Editor and Journalist

2009-01-27 Tue 18:41:15 cst