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Safar 19,1430/ February 15, 2009, # 10.
Husayn al-Kurdi's mom wrote the beautiful story of Omar, r.a.,
the second Caliph of Islam, and the widow. It's an educational
tool, a true story from Hadith.
Please scroll down
and say radi Allahu unh whenever the name of Omar, Ali
and other sahaba are mentioned. Use the story in your
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U.S. Attacks on Pakistan are Launched from WITHIN Pakistan.
[New Trend has been reporting Pak-U.S. cooperation in these
attacks for TWO YEARS.]
Obama Day 25: February 14, 2009: A U.S. drone fired
missiles at a camp of the Pakistani Taliban in the Ladha area
of South Waziristan. The death toll has risen to 27,
including fighters from Uzbekistan. The area is a stronghold of
Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.
New Trend has been pointing out for two years that U.S. and the
Pak. government work together to target Islamic persons in
Pakistan. Every attack by the U.S. seems to be targeted with
the help of Pakistani military intelligence. Now that Senator
Feinstein, no less than the leader of the U.S. intelligence
committee, let it slip that U.S. drone attacks are carried
out from WITHIN Pakistan, Pakistanis seem to be in a state
Both Musharaff and Zardari have been working for America but
Pakistanis, including unfortunately some Islamic people, have
always wanted to believe that Pakistan's army is loyal to
Pakistan. Can't they see that Pakistan has been supplying NATO
forces in Afghanistan till the mujahideen attacked the supply
lines? Are Pakistani intellectuals slow thinkers or simply
Here is the relevant excerpt from the Chicago Tribune of
[The disclosure by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the
Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the
first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on where the
Predator aircraft patrolling Pakistan take off and land.
At a hearing, Feinstein expressed surprise at Pakistani
opposition to the ongoing campaign of Predator-launched CIA
missile strikes against targets along Pakistan's
"As I understand it, these are flown out of a Pakistani base,"
she said of the planes.].
Pakistani government media and secularized Pakistani groups
have been vigorously spreading the disinformation that Taliban
are India's agents and are being egged on by America to disrupt
Frontier province. Some Pakistanis actually bought
The answer to the government disinformation campaign came from
the people of Swat themselves. On February 12 thousands of
people gathered in the Bazar of Tehsil Barikot. They chanted
slogans against the Pak army action, called for the withdrawal
of the army, an end to all military action and removal of
curfew in Mingora and other towns. The demonstrators blocked
the Peshawar-Mingora road for several hours while speaker after
speaker condemned the army's atrocities. The crowd was so large
that hundreds of people went to roof tops and balconies to
participate. [To see PHOTO, please scroll all the way down.]
[With thanks to Pakistanis in Harvard university.]
Obama Day 20: February 9, 2009
U.S. President Threatens to Destroy Islamic Groups in
Pakistan: Refuses to note that Israel has Nukes
During President Obama's first press conference, he was asked
the following question by Ms. Helen, America's
"Mr. President, do you think that Pakistan are maintaining the
safe havens in Afghanistan for these so-called terrorists? And
also, do you know of any country in the Middle East that has
Here is the text of Obama's answer. [Notice his absurd claim
that the Islamic people are killing women and children. There
is no such evidence. In fact Karzai has been complaining that
the U.S. air force is killing women and children. Is Obama
thinking of removing Karzai?]
"OBAMA: Well, I think that Pakistan -- there is no doubt that
in the FATA region of Pakistan, in the mountainous regions
along the border of Afghanistan, that there are safe havens
where terrorists are operating. And one of the goals of
Ambassador Holbrooke, as he is traveling throughout the region,
is to deliver a message to Pakistan that they are endangered as
much as we are by the continuation of those operations. And
that we've got to work in a regional fashion to root out
those safe havens. It's not acceptable for Pakistan or for
us to have folks who, with impunity, will kill innocent men,
women and children. I believe that the new government of
Pakistan and Mr. Zardari cares deeply about getting control of
this situation. We want to be effective partners with them on
He simply ignored the question about "any country" which has
nuclear weapons though he talked for a while about nuclear
developments. [The answer is ISRAEL.]
Obama Day 16: February 5, 2009
Appointment of Heterodox "Muslim" to Interfaith Council:
Attempt to legitimize a U.S.-Related Sect
President Obama set up an "Interfaith Council" to represent
America's religious communities. He appointed a Muslim too,
from India: One Eboo Patel, an Agha Khai who almost deifies the
westernized leader of the Ismaili sect. This is a heterodox
offshoot of Shi'ism. While the Twelver Shi'as claim that their
Hidden Imam will emerge sooner or later, the Agha Khanis claim
that they have a "living imam" and don't have to wait. The Agha
Khan is venerated by the Agha Khanis more than the Prophet
Muhammad, pbuh, and the Sahaba are revered by Muslims in general.
This seems to be a calculated move by Obama to use the Agha
Khani sect which has infiltrated Pakistan. It has strong
well-funded groups in militarily sensitive areas of Pakistan
such as Chitral and Hunza. The Agha Khanis also have a big
medical center in Karachi which has been successful in coopting
some of Pakistan's leading physicians.
The Obama policy is a continuation of Bush's moves. Bush tapped
the Agha Khanis by selecting one of them to represent America
in the OIC [Organization of the Islamic Conference].
New Trend is "saddened" to see that all the efforts of CAIR,
WD, ISNA, Abdul Malik 'Mujahid," ICNA to lick White
House/Pentagon/FBI boots didn't work. An Agha Khani got what
ISNA should have received for all its services to the American
Occupied Iraq under al-Maliki and American generals. This photo
says it all.
[See latest news way down.]
Photo of Egyptian-American
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar
before his imprisonment, with two of his children, Ali and
Omar, and his wife Lisa [from Chicago]. His "crime?" He spoke
to opponents of the Egyptian tyrant Hosni Mubarak ON THE PHONE.
He never broke any law, was a perfect citizen and community
worker. He was very humble but knew more about Islam than most
Muslims. Another of his "crimes?" He spoke out against Israel
when the photo of the Israelis shooting at a Palestinian father
and son came out in the media.
Another of his "crimes?" He supported the rights of Dr. Omar
'Abdel Rahman, the Blind Shaikh, to speak out about Egypt and
publicized the atrocities being committed against him in prison.
New Trend urges the U.S. to release him. It is shameful to
sentence a man to 26 years on the basis of PHONE CONVERSATIONS.
There were no witnesses against him. Unfortunately the police
discovered a copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion when
they ransacked his large library.
What are the duties of rulers? Is a ruler allowed to
say, the people are hungry but I will eat well? How should
Muslim men and women interact? We have published a true
story which Br. Husayn al-Kurdi's noble mother used to tell
children. It is a famous story about Omar, the Second Caliph of
Islam, and the greatest ruler in the history of Islam. [You can
use it as an educational tool in Muslim schools.] Please say
radi Allah unh, each time the name of Omar and of any
other Companion of the Prophet, pbuh, is mentioned.]
Please scroll all the way down.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Press Release:
Imam Badi Ali [National Islamic Shoora Leader] blasts
"Interfaith Dialogue." It is a form of Deception and Lies.
The issue is Peace vs War, not any Interfaith problem.
The Islamic struggle is not against Jews, Christians, Hindus or
Buddhists. It is against oppression, tyranny, exploitation and
falsehood from whatever source, including Muslims. Hence we
reject "Interfaith Dialogue" and see it as a form of deception
because it implies that we are not at peace with people of
other religions. We reach out for PEACE, we oppose WAR and we
stand against all forms of Oppression.
Islam is not another version of Judaism or Christianity. To
others their religion, to us ours, in peace and compassion.
Notice that other religions do not accept Muhammad, pbuh, who
is our leader and the leader of all humanity. Muhammad, pbuh,
is the leader of all the messengers and prophets. We accept
Moses and Jesus, peace be on them, as Messengers of Allah, but
the other religions do not accept Muhammad, pbuh. So, there can
be no religious dialogue.
SHIRK [assigning partners to Allah] is the greatest and only
unforgivable sin in Islam: In other religions SHIRK is part of
their thinking about God.
The Jews are the oppressors and enemies of Islam. They tried to
kill Muhammad, pbuh. They sent Jesus, pbuh, to be crucified.
They killed hundreds of Prophets, pbuh. We can't mix up Islam
with the religion of the Jews.
Some Muslims are telling lies through their "interfaith
dialogues." It is plain deception to claim that Islam and other
religions are similar. Peace does not come through telling lies.
There are no "Abrahamic faiths." The Qur'an says that Abraham
was neither a Jew nor a Christian. He was a Muslim.
Islam is HAQQ: It is not one religion among so many.
We want peace, but it should be peace based on acceptances
America must understand the fact that Islam is not going to be
changed to become a conventional religion. It has come to
America to bear witness to the Truth and to be victorious.
we need Muslims who have knowledge of Qur'an and Hadith.
They should be aware of Islamic movements and their mehodology.
They should have read Islamic scholars like Ibn Taymiyya and
Syed Qutb who faced oppression and did not flinch.
They should never have the desire to be invited by the rulers
or to flatter the rich and the powerful.
They should understand America and not be awed by its power.
They should have studied comparative religion.
They should be fluent if not eloquent in the English language.
See khutba [below] some of which is on this subject by Dr.
Kaukab Siddique [Maryland].
Valentine's Day Memories: #1
Dresden, Germany: 1945: British and American bomber
fleets set on fire the entire city of Dresden. The mastermind
behind this holocaust was Winston Churchill as advised by his
Jewish buddy known as "the prof." [For a detailed and
documented account of the destruction of Dresden, see:
Apocalypse 1945: The Destruction of Dresden
by David Irving.
For documentation of the "prof's" influence on Churchill and on
his policy of carpetbombing of German civilian populations see
Churchill's War, Vol. 1 and 2 by David Irving. [This is
not a conspiracy theory. The documentation is from Churchill
government's papers and related diaries.]
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Valentine's Day Memories: #2
The Forgotten Terrorist Attack on Baghdad
by Malcom Lagauche [San Diego, California]
Feb 13, 2009
Much of the world celebrates Valentine's Day, in commemoration
of love. However, an event that occurred on Valentine's Day 18
years ago has diminished any affinity for celebrating love for
On the morning of February 14, 1991, when I turned the TV on to
see the latest lies being told to the public about the U.S.
bombing of Iraq, I saw a chaotic situation in Baghdad. The
Amiryah bomb shelter had just been struck by two 2,000-pound
superbombs. Information was sketchy, but it was evident
that many people lost their lives.
[For the complete article, see:
Be Wary of Politicians' Misuse of the English Language: Is
Obama simply re-wording Bush?
The Qur'an is not Limited to any one time nor is it meant
for any one Race or Civilization
by Sis. Sofia [New York City]
George Orwell's books of fiction, Animal Farm, 1984 and his
1946 essay, "Politics and the English Language" continue to be
relevant for our times. President W. Bush's speechwriters
turned Orwell's analysis of politicians' use of the English
language to mislead citizens on its head. A re-visit of some of
the President's press conferences and his speeches record how
language was used to tell lies, distort the perception of
listeners, and manipulate political events during the "war
against terrorism" particularly, this country's military
encounters in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Obama's use of the language and his oratorical skills
has been wowing the masses. Is it his made-for-TV physical
appearance and style that is convincing people of his sincerity
to bring about change in U.S. politics and end the wars beyond
its borders? Or, is he too, like President "W" Bush, indulging
in manipulative rhetoric and double-speak? Is he a
run-of-the-mill politician or a statesman who truly believes in
treating peoples of Iran and of an impoverished nation such as
Afghanistan with dignity and respect? What are we to make of
his statement immediately after the Mumbai terrorist attack
that India has a right to retaliate? Was he instigating a war
between India and Pakistan? And, what are we to make of the
U.S. military's use of drones to kill innocent Afghan
civilians? And the fact that he continues to look at Israel
with rose-tinted glasses? Even at this early stage, it is
imperative that we analyze President Obama's many statements
for doublespeak, lies and manipulation. Does he have one
standard for America and Israel and another for the rest of the
world? How long is he going to attack Iran for its potential
for nuclear armament and ignore the many atomic bombs in the
possession of Israel? How long is he going to ignore the fact
that for decades Israelis have been usurpers of Palestinian
human and civil rights and continue to call it the only
democracy in the region? And, can a leader with these
attitudes and policies ever achieve a world-level status as
peace-maker and a harbinger for change?
Muslims are already at a disadvantage in their ability to
analyze written language. They have been told that only their
political and religious leaders have the right to analyze
Islamic text, including the Qur'an. The doors of textual
analysis have been shut for them. They have been terrorized
into submission just as Christians were terrorized into
submission by their Church and Clergy until the Reformation to
the extent of being denied the right to read the Bible.
Rosenblatt's book, one entitled "Reader Response" which
analyzes reader responses to written texts, is relevant for
Muslims, especially those young men who are offered free trips
to Muslim countries for Islamic summer classes in order to
brainwash them. The brainwashing, in fact, creates an
intellectual barrier to the Qur'an, the Word of God Almighty.
Muslims need to take heed of the Qur'anic ayah/verse (#109) in
Surah "The Cave" (XVIII):>
"Say: Though the sea became ink for the Words of my Lord,
verily the sea would be used up before the Words of my Lord
were exhausted, even though We brought the like thereof
If the Qur'an is Eternal, then its interpretation can not be
fixed for any one time or age. And, if the Qur'an is meant
for all of Humanity, then it can not be interpreted as
belonging to any one people, race, nation or civilization. It
is Eternal, "written in stone" as it were, available to all of
Humanity to understand it and find meaning in it -- both in its
historical context and at the individual level.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
One in a series of revolutionary khutbas
Outreach in Baltimore, Maryland
The Looting of America+ "Withdraw U.S. Military from Muslim
Lands. You Can't Win against Islam"
February 13, 2009: Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma' Khutba
and led prayers at a masjid in Baltimore. The gathering consisted
of Pakistanis, Africans and African-Americans. The masjid was
packed with worshippers but it's a small masjid, so the main
points of the khutba are given below for distribution across
the country and to help other khateebs.
Texts: "The evil of their deeds will confront them, and they
will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock
at!" [The Qur'an 39:48.]
"O ye who believe! take not My enemies and yours as protecting
friends and guardians, offering them your love, even though
they have rejected the Truth that has come to you......" [The
[Dr. Siddique is the author of The Struggle of Muslim Women
and Liberation of Women Thru Islam: the first books in
the English language on the rights of Muslim women based only
on the Qur'an and the authentic Hadith. As these are being
frequently plagiarized now without any form of acknowledgement,
we have prepared reprints for new readers who might not know
that Jamaat al-Muslimeen originated the struggle for women's
rights in this age and time based on the Qur'an and the Hadith.
Africa is very important for us. Hence we are happy that a
prominent sister from our Jamaat is visiting Ghana and
Nigeria to interact with community activists of Islam
Africa is the richest continent in the world but European
exploitation and implantation of puppet rulers has made
the people of Africa among the people suffering the most
Diamonds are stolen from Africa to help Israel. A protest is
being held today [Valentine's Day] at a Jewish diamond store
in New York which supports Israel.
We do not celebrate Valentine's Day but we do need to remember
that the supporters of Zionism bombed the German city of
Dresden on Valentine's Day in 1945 killing 100,000
people in ONE DAY, including thousands of children. German
churches, schools, libraries were systematically incinerated
by British and American bomber fleets.
Durng the last 8 years America was looted of its funds
by the previous President of USA, his vice president and his
Jewish advisers, to launch invasions of Iraq
We owe it to the Islamic resistance that the American armadas
did not succeed.
To counter Islam, America is trying to create a "moderate Islam."
Part of this game is the emphasis on INTERFAITH DIALOGUE. We
don't need interfaith dialogiue.
Muslims are not fighting against Christians, or Jews or
Hindus. So there is no need for interfaith dialogue. We
do not hate Jews or anyone else. We oppose the Jews because
they have taken Palestine by force of arms.
Inshallah, the forces of Islam will take it back however long
it might take. We oppose the Jews because they are strangling
the soul and the conscience of America.
We should talk about PEACE, not interfaith dialogue. For PEACE,
American armies have to withdraw from Muslim lands and
stop supporting the terrorist entity known as Israel.
Islam, Christianity and Judaism are distinct and separate
religions. These are not "Abrahamic faiths." The Qur'an
tells us that Abraham [Ibrahim, pbuh] was not a Christian or a
Jew. Islam is not just another religion among religions. We are
for tolerance, compassion, hospitality, generosity,
openmindedness, but that does not mean that we should start
pretendng that all religions are more or less the same. [See
above:: Imam Badi Ali's rebuttal of Interfaith Dialogue.]
War and Peace are real issues: If the 8 year regime of
American tyranny had been successful in Iraq and Afghanistan,
the current president would never have been elected. Instead we
would have had another tyrant from the previous regime. Islamic
resistance got this one elected! The resistance has opened the
door to PEACE.
The previous ruler and his clique ruined this country and
looted it with "both hands." Now the new president is being
told to save the economy. If [or when] he fails, he will be
blamed for the disaster.
Looks like America is going down. The previous $800+ billion
package did not work. The new package, another almost $800
billion doesn't look effective at all. A third trillion dollar
package is being prepared.
We Muslims must help Americans to ask: Why did this economic
disaster happen to the most powerful country in the world?
The previous president, his VP and his Jewish advisers
should be tried in a court of law for the looting of America
and for crimes against humanity..
The economy is going down because 150,000 U.S. troops are still
stuck in Iraq. Another 33,000 Americans plus 30,000 NATO are
stuck in Afghanistan. Iraq alone is still costing $1 billion
EVERY WEEK. Unless the new president brings these defeated
armies home, things will not change. He should realize that
he cannot defeat Islam.
Instead the new president is preparing to go into Pakistan.
That will ruin America.
We should try to understand what happened to the Soviet
Union in Afghanistan because it is happening to USA now.
The Soviets took Kabul in one day and the surrounding areas in
three weeks. FIVE years later they realized that they could not
winbecause the Jihad was underway and getting stronger.
It took the Soviets another three years to withdraw and they
withdrew UNILATERALLY leaving their puppets behind to be
slaughtered. The forces of Jihad are much stronger now against
U.S. imperialism and Zionism..
The terrible crimes committed by the Jews in Gaza show
that they do not understand the resurgent power of Islam. By
their genocide in Gaza, they have sowed the seeds of
their own destruction.
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Highly Secularized "Muslim" Commits Horrific Murder
It is truly amazing that ISNA-CAIR supporters publicizd Bridges
TV as if it can speak for Islam and Muslims. For ISNA-CAIR
anyone with a Muslim name and a lot of money becomes the leader
of Islam in America.
Courtesy Buffalo News, upstate New York, February 13.
Muzzammil Hassan, right, founder of Bridges TV, is charged with
murder in the beheading of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, left, in
War News: IRAQ
Attacks on Shi'ite Pilgrims probably result of
Feb. 13: According to reports, the heavy casualties among
Shi'ite pilgrims, mostly women and children, resulted from
inter-Shi'a rivaries of groups trying to control the Shi'a
center of Karbala. U.S. media tried to attribute the explosions
to an al-Qaida female bomber but there is no evidence of any
Feb. 9, 2009: A martyrdom operator hit a U.S. military patrol
in the Mosul area killing 4 U.S. soldiers and their interpretor.
Mosul and Diyala are under al-Qaida control.
US soldiers shot woman in her bed, then killed husband
Aljazeera Jan 25, 2009
US soldiers gun down Iraqi couple
US soldiers kill an Iraqi couple and wound their
eight-year-old daughter during a raid on their house near the
northern city of Kirkuk.
Major-General Turhan Abdul Rahman, deputy chief commander of
police in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, said that US forces
stormed the house of Dhiya Hussein, a former Saddam Hussein
army officer killing him and his wife and injuring his
A US military spokesman confirmed that a man and a woman had
been killed and a child wounded in the raid, saying the raid
was a combined operation with Iraqi security forces against
al-Qaeda in Iraq networks.
Omar and the Needy Widow
Introduction by Al-Ustadh Husayn Farajullah Zaki
This short play composed by Bahia Farajullah Al-Kurdi/ Gulick
describes an incident in the life of one of the most
illustrious and revered figures in the history of Islam, Omar
ibn al-Khattab, second Caliph and founder of the Islamic
Empire. He was born around 581 A.D., or 41 years before the
beginning of the Muslim calendar. A man of strong will, he was
at first a powerful enemy of Islam and is said to have caused
the death of a number of believers. He embraced Islam at the
age of 37 and from that time onward supported the religion
heart and soul. His daughter Hafsa became a wife of the Prophet
(peace be upon him) and Omar valiantly assisted him, later
becoming a valued adviser of the first Caliph, Abu Bakr.
Omar made it clear that the armies of the Muslims were to serve
the government and not to rule over it. When Khalid ibn
al-Walid, after winning brilliant victories, quarreled with
Omar, he was dismissed form his command. Omar lived a simple
life, lean and hard. During his ten-year rule as Caliph,
beginning in 634, the Greek Emperor Heraclius was defeated on
the Yarmuk River, the Persian Sassanids were beaten and Iraq
and Iran came into the domains of Islam. During the same period,
Egypt was captured by forces commanded by Amr ibn al-As.
Omar was a stern taskmaster who scrupulously instilled a just
law and order in governmental administration and religious
affairs. Nothing was left to chance or the caprice or whim of
individuals or groups. This renowned ruler counted among his
attributes the Islamic virtues of honesty, purity, modesty and
generosity. Because of his principled and austere character,
he was venerated and widely respected by those he governed. His
style of governance, as illustrated by this little play, is
considered a model of just Islamic social principles.
His career was cut short when he was killed by an assassin, at
the hand of a slave of the governor of Basra in the year 644.
Some Shi'ites later claimed that the murderer was one of their
men, and their present-day successors have habitually killed
many male persons of all ages in Iraq since the American-Safavid
occupation began in 2003 simply because their names happened to
be "Omar", thus identifying them as "Sunnis" to members of the
particular sectarian death squads carrying out these gruesome
murders. It must be also noted that many Sunnis bear the name
of Ali, the Fourth Caliph whom the Shi'ites venerate, and that
also many Shi'ites and others, including non-Muslim Panamanians,
Cubans and other Latin Americans, are called Omar. Both Omar
and Ali are widely regarded as "Rightly-Guided Caliphs"
It is my honor to re-introduce this work by my noble mother,
who left this world on February 27, 2005, and who used it
widely in her educational activities, training female teachers
in Iraq and Libya from 1938 to 1964.
OMAR AND THE NEEDY WIDOW
(Setting: An old woman sits in a small tattered tent with a
vessel filled with pebbles and water cooking over the fire. The
woman pretends to be cooking meat. She is surrounded by
Old Woman (in a low voice): Have mercy, my God. What am I to do
with my orphans? Where can I get food for them? They slept
without supper. Hunger might kill them and it might finish me
too, before we know what is happening. Oh Allah, I beg thy help
1st Child: Mother, I am hungry. Give me something to eat.
2nd Child: Mother, I am starving. I am in pain. May I have
3rd Child: Mother, protect me! I am dying of hunger!
Old Woman: The meat is in the pot. Be patient. Soon you'll have
something to eat. (In a low voice, to the side) Woe is me. I am
boiling pebbles in the water to fool them. I hope they'll be
quiet and forget. But if their minds forget, will their
stomachs fail to remember? My God! What are our rulers doing?
The people suffer poverty and untold hardships but the rich
ones of the earth are heedless of our misfortunes and they
don't care about what we must endure. They pay no attention to
the midnight sighing of the poor. Allah, punish them for
violating your commands.
(Street scene: Omar ibn al-Khattab, the Second Rightly-guided
Caliph of Islam, is speaking with a friend)
Omar: Come, my friend. Let's go around and investigate conditions
among our people and see with our own eyes how they live so
that we may ascertain their needs.
Friend: It is a privilege to go with you, but why do you
trouble yourself so much? You were working all last night. Why
not let your counselor go among the wretched tents and huts?
Why tire yourself?
Omar: No, friend. Seeing for oneself brings true justice. I
want to know my people better. Their children are like my
children. They are all as my own family. Come, let's be on
(They walk to the Old Woman's tent and hear her crying
Old Woman: My God, when will this misery end? The rich are in
comfort and care nothing about us. Omar is called "Faruq"
because the people say that he can always tell right from
wrong. Is it right for us to starve? If he is so kind and just,
why does he not help the needy? Why does he fail those who lack
even crusts of bread to eat and rags with which to clothe
themselves? (She weeps)
(Omar hears her but she does not see him. He approaches her)
Omar: Did you ever tell Omar the Caliph about your troubles?
Did you ask him for help?
Old Woman: It is better to leave him alone. He is well off and
in comfort. What does he care about the poor? On the Day of
Judgment, Allah will ask him what he has done.
Omar: What do you have in this pot?
Old Woman: There is nothing in my pot but water and stones.
This way I trick my little ones until they go to sleep.
Omar: Be patient, mother.
Old Woman: Does patience stay the pangs of hunger? Curse Omar
and all those cruel ones who think only of themselves. I see by
your clothing that you are poor like us; it would be useless to
ask you for baksheesh. Please go your way and leave us to our
despair and suffering.
Omar: Farewell. I shall pray for you.
(Omar and his friend leave the tent and continue along the
street with its uneven cobblestones)
Omar (to himself): My people are undergoing terrible hardships.
My own eyes have witnessed their misery. I must do something
about it. Allah, guide me to help my people. I cannot stand to
see their distress. It had been better had I died in childhood!
( He weeps)
What an evil thing poverty is! I will not give up, I will fight
this poverty that destroys the poor. (Wipes his eyes with
Friend: O Caliph, why do you weep? Why are you so sad?
Omar: What answer can I give to Allah, the All-Knowing? What
excuse can I make for the bad condition of my people? We must
go to the center of the Caliphate and take a goodly sum from
the Public Treasury to buy food and share it with those in need.
Friend: I am always at your service, Commander of the Faithful!
Old Woman: (Weeping) Oh Allah, I am hopeless. Should I take the
lives of my children and then kill myself? Help me and guide
me, my God so that sin may be far from me. Protect me, give me
patience to endure.
1st Child: Mother, is the food ready? I can't smell anything
Old Woman: Sleep my child, rest is the best thing for you now.
2nd Child: We cannot sleep with empty stomachs.
3rd Child: My stomach hurts something awful. Why does it get
bigger when there is nothing in it?
Old Woman: Soon the food will be ready. You shall have the most
delicious food. We may even go to the gardens beneath which
rivers flow, where everything is beautiful. Rest in peace and
(The children sleep while the Old Woman prays)
Old Woman: O merciful Lord, Thou art the provider of food for
the birds in the sky, for the fish in the sea and the beasts in
the forest. Hear my prayer. Save us. Give us bread. Rescue my
(Omar appears in the distance, carrying a big sack of good
things to eat. His friend accompanies him)
Friend: Please put the sack on my back, dear Omar.
Omar: No, let me do this kind act so that Allah may forgive my
neglectfulness and dispel my grief.
Old Woman: (praying) O Allah, send down upon us from the heaven
of Thy bounty a shower of blessing. Show us pity and love.
(Omar comes in through the back of the tent)
Omar: Here you are. Allah has answered your prayer. Waken your
children and give them the glad tidings. Here is plenty for
all, bread and meat, dates and oranges, honey and sweets. This
feast is given with love, not just from a sense of duty. Eat,
drink and be merry.
Old Woman: (shouting with happiness) May Allah forever bless
you and increase your wealth! Children, get up! Quick, the food
(The children stretch and rub their eyes)
1st Child: Are you telling the truth?
2nd Child: Is the food really ready?
3rd Child: Can it be true or am I dreaming?
Old Woman: Yes, it is true
(The children eat with hearty relish as their smiling mother
1st Chiild: It's delicious!
2nd Child: It's wonderful!
3rd Child: It's the best food I ever ate in my life!
1st Child: These are the best sweets in Arabia.
2nd Child: I wish I had a meal like this every day.
3rd Child: Mother, you must come and join us.
Old Woman: Eat and be grateful.
Omar: Mother! Why don't you dine with your children? There is
more than enough for you too.
Old Woman: The happiness of my children has taken away my
appetite. This makes up for all my suffering. I thank you from
the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for us.
Omar: Has Omar been faithful to you? Do you think that he has
done his duty?
Old Woman: Then you are the great Caliph? Can you ever pardon
me for my harsh words about you?
Omar: It is for you to forgive me because I did not know of
Old Woman: May Allah's peace and blessing ever be upon you. You
are the most glorious, kind-hearted and faithful of rulers.
Omar: The responsibility of the ruler is great. On the Day of
Judgment he must report about his doings. Allah will not
forgive those who betray the trust placed in them when they
neglect their people. Every kind deed and just act will be
rewarded. Allah does not forget to recompense the kindly.
Old Woman: Come, children, and give thanks to Omar, the
Commander of the Faithful.
Omar: Thanks are due to Allah the Giver, the Merciful,
Children: May Allah protect you and give you long life
Omar: (leaving) Food will be sent to you every day as long as
you need it. Goodbye, my dear ones.
Children: Ma'a al-salama.
Old Woman: Fi iman--Illah.
(Omar and his friend depart)
Old Woman: Children, we must invite our friends and neighbors
to have a party with us. This is a time for rejoicing.
INDIA and the SIKH nation in Punjab [Part I]
Sunday, 08 February 2009
Break the Cycle of Impunity and Torture in Punjab
Torture and custodial violence continue to be regularly
reported in Punjab, despite the end of the militancy period in
the state in the mid-1990s.
One reason for the continuation of serious human rights
violations after the militancy period is that a decade of armed
insurgency and police counter insurgency operations left its
mark on the way the police and the criminal justice system
function in the state. Another reason is that virtually none of
the police officers responsible for a range of human rights
violations - including torture, deaths in custody,
extra-judicial executions and "disappearances" during the
militancy period - were brought to justice, creating an
atmosphere in which state officials appear to believe that they
can violate people's fundamental rights with impunity even
today. In this report, Amnesty International (AI) makes the
link between the impunity enjoyed by police officers during and
after the militancy period and the continuation of torture
today. This link sends a warning to states in India presently
ravaged by armed conflicts such as Jammu and Kashmir and states
in the northeast that perpetrators of human rights violations
must be held to account in situations of widespread and
prolonged violence, if long-term repercussions for the
enjoyment of human rights are to be avoided.(1)
[To be continued]
Pakistan: 2 items.
Feb. 12, 2009: Thousands gathered in war torn Swat's Tehsil
Barikot Bazar, to urge Pakistan's army to stop its operations.
LATEST: February 15, 2009: The Islamic forces in Swat declared
a 10-day cease fire to see if Pakistan government will stop
trying to hinder the implementation of Islamic Law [Shari'a].
They also released a Chinese engineer as a gesture of goodwill.
He seems to be in excellent health after 6 months in
Jamaate Islami Delegation in China: Qazi Hussain's Speech in
1250 Year Old Mosque
LAHORE, Feb 14: Jamaat-e-Islami's high-level delegation
headed by the party's ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmad has reached
China's economic capital Shanghai on Saturday in its last phase
of visit to China.
According to a message received at JI headquarters Mansoorah,
the delegation was received at the airport by top provincial
leadership of Chinese ruling party and Pakistani consul general.
Later, detailed talks were held between Chinese delegation
headed by provincial president of Chinese ruling party, Mr Yang
Xiadu and JI delegation comprising Syed Munawar Hasan, Liaqat
Baloch, Sirajul Haq, Senator Ibrahim Khan, Abdul Ghaffar Aziz
and Asif Luqman Qazi. Mr Yang Xiadu also hosted a reception in
honor of JI delegation at the State Guest House.
Welcoming JI delegation, Mr Yang Xiadu expressed confidence
that the visit of JI delegation will play an important role in
strengthening the Sino Pak friendship and friendly relations
between the two people. He briefed the visitors about the
industrial development in Shanghai and said China's industrial
sector is making progress despite the global economic crisis.
Qazi Hussain Ahmad praised the role of Shanghai in the Sino Pak
friendship and said his party will strengthen this relationship.
He said a delegation of Pakistani industrialists and businessmen
will be sent to Shanghai to explore new avenues of mutual trade
and to benefit from Shanghai's industrial development.
Earlier, before reaching Shanghai, Qazi Hussain Ahmad addressed
a Friday prayers gathering at the 1250 years old mosque in Xian
city of Shaanxi province. In his address Qazi Hussain Ahmad
urged upon Chinese Muslims to play their role in development
and solidarity of their country. He said Chinese Muslims should
play the role of bridge between China and Muslim world and
present the true picture of Islam in Chinese society through
their own character. Qazi also held meetings with Muslim
families and visited the offices adjoining the mosque. Later,
Imam of the mosque held a reception in honor of Qazi Hussain
Ahmad. Presents were also exchanged from both sides on the
occasion and prayers were held for the security and solidarity
of Pakistan and Muslim world.
War in Afghanistan
[Notice how the Australians justify their crimes in Afghanistan.
Someone should ask them, how can their military action be
justified. -Editor NT]
Australian special forces kill five children in Afghanistan
Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:47a.m.
In a statement issued today, Australia's Defence Department has
released details of a conflict engagement involving Australian
special forces soldiers in which five Afghan children were
killed in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The soldiers in Uruzgan Province were "conducting clearance
operations through a number of compounds of interest" when they
were fired at by suspected Taliban insurgents.
The Australian Defence Force says the soldiers fired back "in
accordance with their rules of engagement".
"No Australians were injured in the engagement, but a number of
people have been killed and wounded during this incident," the
"Current reporting indicates that those killed include a
suspected insurgent and, sadly, local nationals including five
children killed, and two children and two adults injured."
The department says the injured people were treated at the site
after the engagement and then evacuated to medical facilities
for more treatment.
"Defence is obviously concerned about any loss of life. It is
for this reason that Australian forces operate under strict
Rules of Engagement that aim to avoid and minimise
Clashes between U.S.-NATO Forces and Taliban: Unusual
February 14, 2009: During fighting in Khost province,
Taliban killed 3 Karzai police officers and an official of the
The same day near Kandahar, three Karzai police officers
were killed in a clash with the Taliban. [Both items reported
by U.S. media.]
February 11, 2009: In a gun fight near Kabul, an elite French
trooper was killed along with his interpreter
Eight Taliban martyrdom operators entered Kabul's high security
zone and attacked the Justice Ministry and the Prison
administration building. They held the buildings for several
hours before giving their lives. Karzai's regime rushed its
best troops to take back the buildings but were unable to do so
for several hours. At least 19 Karzais were killed and 57 wounded.
Taliban spokesman said that the the two centers are used to
torture Taliban prisoners and last year they executed 7
sympathizers of the Taliban who had not been involved in any
armed activity. [Observers say that the Taliban now have a
presence in Kabul itself waiting for the liberation of Kabul.]
February 8, 2009: Helmand province, Nad Ali area: A
Taliban ambush killed 2 U.S. troops, their translator and a
Karzai police officer showing them the way.
BISHOP RICHARD WILLIAMSON
Bishop Richard Williamson is a member of the
ultra- conservative Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). In late
January, Pope Benedict XVI decided to lift the excommunications
of four members of the SSPX, Bishop Williamson among them. Just
days prior to the retraction of his excommunication, Bishop
Williamson said on Swedish television that he didn't believe
the Holocaust took place and said that between 200,000 and
300,000 Jews died in Nazi concentration camps instead of the
commonly accepted 6 million. The resulting scandal has led to
doubts about Benedict's leadership of the Catholic Church,
though Benedict last week demanded that Williamson recant
Excerpts from Der Spiegel's Interview with Bishop Williamson
SPIEGEL: Do you seriously intend to use Catholic tradition and
the Bible to justify your anti-Semitism?
Williamson: Anti-Semitism means many things today, for
instance, when one criticizes the Israeli actions in the Gaza
Strip. The Church has always understood the definition of
anti-Semitism to be the rejection of Jews because of their
Jewish roots. This is condemned by the Church. Incidentally,
this is self-evident in a religion whose founders and all
important individuals in its early history were Jews. But it
was also clear, because of the large number of Jewish
Christians in early Christianity, that all men need Christ for
their salvation -- all men, including the Jews.
SPIEGEL: The pope will travel to Israel soon, where he plans to
visit the Holocaust Memorial. Are you also opposed to this?
Williamson: Making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a great joy
for Christians. I wish the Holy Father all the best on his
journey. What troubles me about Yad Vashem is that Pope Pius
XII is attacked there, even though no one saved more Jews
during the Nazi period than he did. For instance, he had
baptismal certificates issued for persecuted Jews to protect
them against arrest. These facts have been distorted to mean
exactly the opposite. Otherwise, I hope that the pope will also
have an eye and a heart for the women and children who were
injured in the Gaza Strip, and that he will speak out in
support of the Christian population in Bethlehem, which is now
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