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Rabi' al-Thani 23,1430/ April 19, 2009, # 19
Husayn al-Kurdi writes perceptively about the Darfur campaign.
Scroll down please.
Who is Demjanjuk? Why should Muslims be interested in the persecution
of this 89 years old Ukrainian in Ohio?
Please scroll way down.
Br. Yusuf asks a key and central question about Islam. For Dr. Kaukab
please scroll all the way down.
For scary news from Pakistan,
please scroll down.
Photo of Pak Generals. Also photo of Red Mosque leader Maulana
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News] [Next 5 items only]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Congratulations to Somalia
April 17, 2009: The 340-member Somali Parliament unanimously decided to
accept Islamic Law [Shar'ia] as the law of the land. [This is a good
example for Pakistan and other Muslim countries to follow.]
Outreach: Bridges TV Murder & Christian Scholar's Report on Israeli
bombing of Gaza Tunnels
Silver Spring, Maryland: April 17, 2009: Jamaat al-Muslimeen's
literature was given to 113 Muslims after Juma' salat at the Muslim
Community Center. This is an upscale community quite out of touch with
the Islamic viewpoint on current events.
The literature included a report on the Bridges TV murder. The alleged
murderer who brutally beheaded his wife was imposed on the Muslim
community and honored by CAIR.
The literature also included news about Taliban victories as well as a
reminder of the terrible crime committed years back by Dr. Baruch
Goldstein who opened fire during Ramadan in one of the holiest mosques
in Palestine. Israel has not been punished for this horrific crime.
The main article distributed is a superb article by a venerable
Christian leader, Charles Carlson, about Hamas. He discusses Hamas and
why Israel was attacking the tunnels into Gaza during the Gaza genocide.
He also takes on the racist American Jew Alan Dershowitz.
Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen Gave positive Message, says
April 17, 2009: Br. Abdul Qadir gave the Juma' khutba at Masjid
Jamaat al-Muslimeen. He called for the spiritual development and unity
of the Muslims. He gave the juma' gathering glimpses into the meeting
of Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Shoora which met in Greensboro, North
Carolina on April 11.
Br. Abdul Qadir reflected on the Shoora's emphasis on understanding
Zionism and the damage Zionism is doing to America. He spoke on the
need for the Boycott movement launched by the Shoora against businesses
which support Israel.
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz'
presentation at the Shoora meeting about the importance of education,
Br. Abdul Qadir spoke about the harm materialistic and profit oriented
education can do and is doing. Dr. Shabazz has analyzed the way
negative racial and hegemonistic biases persist as an undercurrent in
American education even at the most prestigious universities.
Update on Boycott of Businesses which Support Israel by Jamaat
Sis. Karen English, Director of the Boycott Movement, has updated the
Jamaat's boycott information. The boycott movement which Jamaat
al-Muslimeen started many years back is now worldwide. Mosques which
still offer Coca Cola and don't speak against Starbucks and other
products will receive motivational literature from Sis.
Special mention should made of Nestle' which Sis. Karen spoke about at
length during the Jamaat Shoora meeting. Here are 24 of
Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Bit O Honey, Britoni, Coffeemate, Dreyers,
Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine, Lean Pockets,Libby's Pumpkin, Nescafe,
Nestea, Nestle Hot Cocoa, Nestle Toll House, Nestle Juicy Juice, Nestle
Carnation, Nesquik, Oh Henry, Pixy Stix, Raisinet, Stouffers, Sweetarts,
Sno-Caps, Tasters' Choice.
Through its JOINT VENTURES with companies in Israel, such as Osem and
Materna, Nestle' is helping to perpetuate Israel's apartheid policies
and human rights abuses of the Palestinian people.
Christiane Amanpour Insults Shi'a Muslim Women: CNN is indulging in
Blatant anti-Islam Propaganda
April 16, 2009: CNN brought Christiane Amanpour to broadcast a bizarre
story about Shi'a women in Kabul. Ms. Amanpour claimed that Karzai is
enacting a law to please Shi'as which will permit men to "rape" their
wives. [She repeated the word "rape" and called it a "rape law."] She
claimed that "Afghan women" came out on April 15 to demonstrate against
the "rape law" and rowdy men threw stones at them.
[This was a repeat performance by Amanpour. On April 7 too she had
mourned the suffering of Afghan women and attacked the "rape" law.
These Zionists have so much control of the media, they think they can
spread the biggest lies against Islam and no one will challenge them.]
For what really happened in Kabul on April 15 and what Shi'a Muslims
say about the law in question, plus a photo of our Shi'a sisters,
please scroll all the way down. Our report is from AFP so that Amanpour
should not have the opportunity to complain that this is "merely" the
Obama Day 86
Crimes Against Humanity protected.
President Obama Bows to War Party: He will Protect Bush Torturers'
Crimes Against Humanity
April 16 [Excerpted from the Independent of UK]
"Barack Obama yesterday confirmed he will shield from prosecution CIA
operatives who inflicted waterboarding and other extreme interrogation
techniques against terror suspects during the Bush years, even as the
White House released memos containing shocking new details of what was
permitted in their secret prisons.
Four of the memos that were written by the Justice Department officials
in the wake of the 11 September attacks offering legal justification
for the use of special techniques on prisoners were made public in
their entirety without any passages blacked out, as some observers
The now-discredited practices detailed in the documents ranged from
waterboarding to collaring prisoners before slamming them naked against
a wall. Suspects were forced to stand naked for prolonged periods and
were slapped and deprived of sleep. One passage refers to the placement
of insects into a suspect's "confinement box".
In a statement issued after his arrival in Mexico yesterday on a
24-hour visit, Mr Obama acknowledged what he called "a dark and painful
chapter in our history". He then went on: "But at a time of great
challenges and disturbing disunity, nothing will be gained by spending
our time and energy laying blame for the past."
Human rights groups and Democratic activists will be disappointed,
though not surprised, by Mr Obama's continuing unwillingness to pursue
those who carried out what they consider to have been war crimes. The
memos were only released because of a lawsuit against the administration
by the American Civil Liberties Union."
Obama: Day 79
America's First Jewish President?: This was not an Interfaith
activity. It was personal-private celebration.
Obama's Passover seder: First in the History of the White House
[Michelle Obama and the two children are there in the photo. It's
obviously a family affair.]
Thu Apr 9, 7:19 pm ET [Associated Press report.]
"WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama hosted close friends and staff at
a private White House meal Thursday evening to mark Passover.
The White House said the Seder meal was traditional, including matzo,
bitter herbs, a roasted egg and greens in the family dining room in the
executive mansion. The evening also featured the reading of the Haggadah,
the religious text of the holiday.
Among those invited was Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's closest
advisers, and family friend Eric Whitaker, who was visiting from
Chicago and attended a Seder last year with the campaign. First lady
Michelle Obama and the family's two daughters also attended.
The staff guest list included aides from the campaign trail who marked
last year's Passover at the Sheraton hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. Obama's
personal aide, Reggie Love; Michelle Obama's deputy chief of staff,
Melissa Winter; personal aide Dana Lewis and associate social secretary
Samantha Tubman all received invitations.
Also on the guest list were Eric Lesser, a personal aide to senior
adviser David Axelrod, and his family. Lesser worked during the New
Hampshire primary and later handled baggage for traveling reporters.
White House videographer Arun Chaudhary - a constant presence on the
trail - landed invitations for his family.
Others in the exclusive group included Michelle Obama's counsel and
friend Susan Sher; Herbie Ziskend, a staff assistant to Vice President
Joe Biden's policy and economic advisers; and White House deputy
director of advance and special events Lisa Kohnke.
White House aides said they believe it was the first president-hosted
Seder at the White House."
[New Trend adds: The Seder ends with the slogan: "Next year in
Jerusalem!" It refers to an Islamic city which the Zionist-Jewish
terror group known as Israel occupied by force of arms.]
The Sell-out of America's Muslims
CAIR-ISNA-MPAC-ICNA: A closer look at their FBI relationship: CAIR
brought FBI into Muslim Communities. MPAC wants to be FBI's lapdog.
ISNA does not Condone criticism of FBI.
by Malangbaba [Part 2 of a series] The writer, a well known human
rights activist, lives in New Orleans, Louisiana
The fallout from the potential breakup of this abusive and dysfunctional
relationship between Muslim leadership and the FBI (and other law
enforcement agencies) continues...
In response to the serious criticism by the Muslim organizations (of
lack of honesty and integrity by the FBI, the use of informants and
agent-provocateurs, the FBI cutting of relations and accusing CAIR of
being unindicted co-conspirators, and use of "McCarthy-era tactics"), a
spokesperson from the FBI responded to none of the allegations and made
"Limiting honest dialogue, especially when complex issues are on the
table, is generally not an effective advocacy strategy," spokesman
John Miller said in a statement. "The FBI has continued our outreach
efforts, across the board, with a number of concerned groups and where
we agree -- or disagree -- most have concluded the best results are
achieved through continued conversation. We believe that, too."
This should clearly be a sign to the Muslim organizations that the FBI
and the government are not at all sincere in their intentions and
efforts, and absolutely refuse to acknowledge ANY of their actions.
In today's article, "Muslim Americans at Odds Over FBI Contact,"
on the same issue in the Washington Post, the fault lines among the
different Muslim organizations are starting to become more apparent.
Some selections from the article:
"Disengagement does not enable mutual understanding. It does the exact
opposite," said Aakif Ahmad, who is on the board of advisers for two
Muslim American organizations. "Emotive terms like 'McCarthy-era
tactics' undermine the hard work on the part of many people seeking to
find common ground."
First, who is Aakif Ahmad, and what organizations he represents is not
identified in the article. It appears that he is involved with
Muslim Advocates, Search for Common Ground, Corporate
Executive Board Company, U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, and
a contributor to the Democratic Party. Foremost, he represents
no Muslim organizations that represent (or even claim to represent) US
Muslims. Secondly, a quick glance at the disturbing personalities
involved at the US-Muslim Engagement Project yields current and former
State Department officials (Madeleine Albright), neo-cons and key figures
in Bush administration (Richard Armitage), AIPAC officials (Thomas Dine),
Arab and Muslim sellouts (Ziad Asali, Vali Nasr), Oil Industry (Red
Cavaney), military officials (Daniel Christman), and an assortment of
industrialists and capitalists with relationships to the Rockefeller
Foundation, World Economic Forum, East West Institute, Council on
Foreign Relations, among others. A quick glance at the personalities on
the various boards and funders of Search for Common Ground shows
a lot of the very same, if not similar types of figures.
Secondly, two questions to be posed to Mr. Ahmad are:
What have been the concrete results and benefits of "engagement" over
the past 8 years, asides from community fragmentation, trumped up
cases, racial and religious profiling, informants, agent provocateurs,
and creation of fear within the Muslim community?
By what standard is the use of "McCarthy-era tactics" an emotive,
rather than very real and descriptive, term? (See above list and
But now, the coalition says it may halt that. It is aiming its ire at
the FBI over two issues: the decision last fall by the FBI to cut off
contact with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, one of the
nation's largest Muslim American advocacy organizations; and allegations
that the FBI is sending informants into mosques to entrap members into
making violent statements against the United States.
CAIR Director Ibrahim Hooper said the group used to organize town hall
meetings between the FBI and Muslims and offer diversity training
workshops for agents.
It was through these very same town hall meetings that the law
enforcement agencies established most of the contacts and relationships
which later blossomed into becoming informants. All of this resulted as
the legitimacy provided to them by groups like CAIR within the community,
and thus they should also hold themselves accountable for the havoc
wrecked upon and within our communities.
FBI spokesman John Miller said that the FBI operates within appropriate
guidelines. "The FBI does not investigate mosques, we investigate
people, and we do that based on predicates that are defined by law and
FBI guidelines," he said.
Again, if the Muslim organizations have any doubts remaining about the
bold-faced lies of the FBI, then the statements by their spokespersons
should clear them up.
But whether to stop cooperating with the FBI has been the subject of
hot dispute among Muslim leaders. Some are critical of the agency's
treatment of CAIR and use of informants but say they don't agree with
the threat to cut off contact with it.
The Islamic Society of North America, a large umbrella group of
American mosques, said in a statement that it has met with the FBI and
urged it to open an investigation into the infiltration of the mosques.
However, it said, it does not condone ending contact with the FBI.
Ah, ISNA seems to enjoy the abusive relationship. What will an
"investigation" accomplish, when it is clearly apparent from the FBI's
tactics, and their subsequent statements, which clearly indicate that
these tactics were intentional and deliberate?
And Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs
Council, said his organization would not suspend talks with the FBI.
"We think we need to intensify our dialogue on these very important
issues that would advocate for the community's interests and, we
believe, would help strengthen America's mechanisms for protecting our
country," he said.
MPAC has to be the worst and most two-faced on all the Muslim
organizations. It issues strong statements when people in the community
are angry, and then is the first to reconcile and reassure the
enforcement agencies of cooperation immediately afterwards.
In the past, MPAC accidentally did this reverse and then attempted to
make up for it when the plans of the Los Angeles Police Department to
do a "mapping" of all the Muslims in LA was exposed, and the complicity
of certain Muslim organizations in that plan.
Not all Muslim groups in the area object to Mr. Downing's idea.
"There has been a lot of discussion on the issue of ghettoization and
counterghettoization," said Salam al-Marayati, executive director of
the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which is considering being the
Police Department's partner in the project. Mr. Marayati said his group
supported anything that would help integration as long as it safeguarded
When people in the community were outraged, MPAC responded with the
claim that they were opposed to the mapping project, and that the media
mischaracterised their position. However, if the previous statement by
Salam Al-Maryati to the NY Times was unclear, other statements by MPAC
staff were more straight and to the point:
"While we think mapping is a good idea to understand the demographics
of a community, law enforcement should not be looking at the problem of
extremism only from an intelligence standpoint," said Safiya Ghori,
director of government relations at the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
In addition to mapping, Ghori said, there should be community dialogue
because "establishing trust is not just about identifying risks. It's
about working to develop more dialogue and understanding between law
enforcement and the Muslim-American community."
Ghori said reading Downing's written testimony about the mapping project
made her a "little nervous."
"This sort of study should look at characteristics and behaviors rather
than ethnic and religious groups as a whole," she said.
So MPAC only differed to how the mapping project was going to be carried
out, but otherwise supported it? Right. Gotcha!
MPAC has a pretty thorough history of wanting to be the favored Muslim
lapdog of enforcement agencies in this country.
There seems to be a repeating pattern which cannot be denied by a
statement here or a statement there.
Letter: Re: Br. Shamim Siddiqui's Tafseer of Sura Yusuf
I thoroughly enjoyed the commentary on Soorah Yusuf. It's one of my
favorite. It had not really occurred to me to look at it from the
context of the Prophet's own life. In recent years, I have come to see
it as quite applicable to the struggle [both internal and external] of
Muslims in this society, and have actually given lectures to that
affect [one such is called 'Joseph and New Egypt" available on CD.]
Any thoughts on Ms. Redding, the Episcopalian minister who embraced
Islam, yet stayed in the Church until recently? I recently composed
some thoughts on this, for which see
www.shamsuddinwaheed.blogspot.com. I look forward to hearing your
thoughts on this.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin [The writer is an imam in Milwaukee.]
War News: Egypt: Mubarak takes steps to quash support for Gaza
April 17: Egyptian forces arrested an Islamic activist who was trying
to smuggle $2 million in cash into scarcity ridden Gaza. His driver and
8 year old child were arrested with him. The child was released after 3
days of detention.
Egypt also arrested an activist linked to Hizbullah who was trying to
open communication into Gaza to help Hamas fight back against Israel.
Egyptian dictator Mubarak's agents then arrested 49 Egyptians and
claimed that they were working for Hizbullah to ATTACK Egyptian targets.
Mubarak is trying to stir up Egyptian nationalism against Hizbullah to
help Israel. It's not clear if the Egyptian people are being fooled by
War News: Iraq
April 15, 2009: Kirkuk: Ten Iraqi policemen were killed and 22 others
wounded when they were targeted by a martyrdom operator as they headed
home from protecting an oil installation. Their bus was burned to a
hulk. Only their kalashnikovs survived. [Source; local police commander]
The U.S.-backed regime has hired 31,000 police to secure oil supplies
providing funds to the regime installed in Baghdad.
ELEVEN U.S. troops have been killed so far in April. Reports of the
fighting are being censored.
In Basra, the Maliki group arrested a Saudi man and claimed that he had
arrived to help al-Qaida.
War News: Afghanistan
NATO Admits Killing Afghan woman, 3 Children, 2 Civilian men:
April 17: In a Taliban attacks 5 km from the northern city of
Mazar-e-Sharif, a Norwegian officer of NATO was killed. [Last week,
north of the city, a Swedish officer was killed.] The Norwegian Prime
Minister is grief stricken.
In Logar province, south of Kabul, three suspected Taliban were killed
in a raid by U.S. forces.
Kabul - April 16, 2009: NATO admitted that its forces killed six
civilians in an airstrike in eastern Afghanistan
Six people, including a woman and 3 children, were killed and 14 were
wounded in April 13 airstrike in Kunar province. For 3 days NATO
insisted the dead were Taliban.
April 14, 2009: Kunar: A U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb
planted by the Taliban. Four Karzai poicemen were killed in two machine
gun attacks in Kandahar province.
April 13, 2009: Kandahar [northwest]. According to Canadian sources, a
surprise Taliban raid on an armored column of Canadian troops killed
one Canadian soldier and wounded 4. The dead soldier was a highly
trained woman from Quebec and is being mourned. [Till now 117 Canadian
troops have been killed in Afghanistan. They have killed more Afghans,
War News: Pakistan
Latest U.S. Air Raid on Pakistan
April 19, 2009: A U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles into the home
of an Islamic activist in South Waziristan. First reports indicate that
three Muslims were killed and 5 wounded in the attack.
Pak troops devastated by Islamic bomber: His car was packed with
estimated 100 kg of Dynamite
April 18: According to first reports, a martyrdom bomber drove into a
heavily guarded Pak military post in the Doaba area of Hangu. The
powerful explosion also destroyed 11 military trucks in a passing Pak
army convoy on the Hangu-Parachinar highway. At least 26 Pak troops
were killed and 10 wounded. Seven police officers were also wounded.
Pak reinforcements were rushed to the area and it has been cordoned off.
President Zardari has condemned the outrageous attack.
Islamic Bomber Attacks Pak Police in Charsadda area
April 15, 2009: In tehsil Tangi of Charsadda area, a martyrdom operator
broke through a police cordon with a car filled with dynamite and blew
up the most important police post in the area. The powerful explosion
was heard for miles. Pak news reports say 18 people in the police post,
including 12 police officers were killed and a VERY LARGE number were
wounded. Hospitals in surrounding towns are filled with wounded
policemen and death toll is expected to rise. Among those killed were
the three top police officers in the area, a DSP, an SHO and an ASI.
The SHO had in a previous attack saved the life of the brother of
Peoples Party leader Aftab Sherpao, Interior Minister under General
Musharraf who was involved in the attack on the Red Mosque and
Maulana Abdul Aziz: "If I had a 100 sons, I would sacrifice them for
Islam. Allah's acceptance can be seen in Swat."
Freed Red Mosque leader addresses tens of thousands in re-constituted
Red Mosque [Islamabad]
April 16: Maulana Abdul Aziz, the surviving leader of the Red Mosque
was freed on bail. He was greeted by youth groups and 50 Islamic women
from Jamia Hafsa which was destroyed by General Musharraf. The court
found that all but one of the charges brought against him by Musharraf
were false. The only charge remaining now is the peaceful takeover of a
library by the young women of Jamia Hafsa.
April 17: The news spread that Maulana Abdul Aziz has been released and
tens of thousands of people gathered to hear his juma khutba in the
reconstituted Red Mosque [Jamia Hafsa has still not been rebuilt]. In
his fiery khutba the imam said that the sacrifices of the young men and
women had touched Islamic conscience in Pakistan. The youth rose up and
today Islamic Law is a reality in the district of Swat. He said that
jihad is the soul and heart of Islam. Referring to the martyrdom of his
family members who defended the mosque, he said: If I had a 100 sons I
would sacrifice them for Islam.
[Photo below shows a section of the audience listening to every word of
the Maulana whose photo is in the inset.]
Following General Kayani's Visit to the CIA, the Chief of Pakistani
intelligence General Pasha Visited U.S.A
General Shuja Pasha's April 17, 2009 visit to America was preceded by
an elaborate disinformation campaign jointly carried out by Pakistan
and USA. The story was spread that the U.S. is unhappy with the ISI
[Pak. intelligence] because it is not working hard enough against the
Taliban and is still focused on Pakistan's traditional foe, India. Pak
media spread the rumor that General Pasha had refused to meet Obama's
representative Holbrook [a story which was later rejected in the inside
pages of Pak media]. Both sides said that America's top general
Petraeus is also unhappy with the ISI. The purpose was to indicate that
this is a relationship between equals and the generals are not simply
taking their orders from Washington.
We publish below a report on where General Pasha actually went when he
visited America. The photo too is interesting. It shows that General
Pasha visited American military brass previously too. Here he is with
General Kayani. This was about the time when the Pak army began its
massive assault on Islamic forces in Bajaur [in which it succeeded] and
in Swat [in which it failed.]
Our body language expert says that the two Pak generals are standing
and smiling like boy scouts listening to a pep talk from the American
Pak and US media do not tell their audiences that the ISI helped the
mujahideen only during the time of General Zia and the anti-Soviet
operations in Afghanistan. General Musharraf removed all Islam-leaning
elements from the ISI. General Pasha was brought in to ensure that
Islamic elements from the lower ranks do not make a comeback.
US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen and Navy Rear
Adm. Scott van Buskirk talk with Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Ashfaq
Kayani and Director General ISI Major Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha. - AP
WASHINGTON: Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt Gen.
Shuja Pasha arrived in the U.S.
Official sources in Washington said that Gen. Pasha is expected to meet
the CIA chief and other US intelligence and security officials. His
talks, are expected to focus on enhancing intelligence cooperation
between the two countries in the fight against Taliban and al
Admiral Mullen also said that the US 'must do everything we can to
assist' the Pakistanis but this 'has to be done very carefully.'
Admiral Mullen said the Pakistani Army chief had appointed in Lt Gen.
Pasha, 'one of his best guys', as the new director of ISI. 'I'm
encouraged with his (Gen. Kayani's) views and I'm encouraged with how
he sees the problem.' But 'it's going to take some time to get at it
CIA, ISI agree to develop working ties
Published: April 17, 2009
New York (Online) - ISI Chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha left Washington
for Islamabad after a hectic 24 hours of meetings in the US while CIA
and ISI have agreed to develop working relations for combating terrorism.
Gen Pasha during his brief stay in the US met with various leaders of the
intelligence community, according to sources who were aware of Gen
Pasha's meetings. Gen Pasha met with Director of National Intelligence
Dennis Blair as well as CIA Chief Leon Ponetta, who visited Pakistan
just a few weeks back, sources said.
Leon Ponneta and Mr Pasha during their meeting agreed to develop a
working relationship between the CIA and the ISI.
Q & A
What does Islam say about Participation in the Oppressive
Question: Es-Salaamu 'Alaikum my dear respected brother! To Proceed:
A question was posed to me and I would like to give an educated answer
with clear proof.
We know that if we are Muslim and know that the only law is the Law of
Allah on this earth and to put our trust in anything else is kufr. So
why did Allah permit Prophet Yusuf ('alaihis-salaam) to hold a public
office aiding and assisting the mushrik Fir'awn? The ayaat are
And the king said, "Bring him to me; I will appoint him exclusively for
myself." And when he spoke to him, he said, "Indeed, you are today
established [in position] and trusted." [Yusuf] said, "Appoint me over
the storehouses of the land. Indeed, I will be a knowing guardian."
[Surah Yusuf (12): 54-55]
Could you please elaborate on this, and, Insha'Allah, in a format that
I may be able to publish on the website, or in New Trend Magazine (but
also please answer in the e-mail). Jazak Allah Khair!
Yusuf El-Irlandi, Esq.
Jamaat Al-Muslimeen in Eastern Tennessee (Oak Ridge/Knoxville)
Reply by Kaukab Siddique [Ameer of Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
walaikum asalam dear Br. Yusuf:
In any study of the Qur'an, the CONTEXT and PURPOSE of the sacred text
must be understood and it needs to be studied with relevant Hadith.
Sura Yusuf's verses which you have quoted are not about SHAR'IA
[Islamic Law] or about the binding Sunnah of Muhammad [peace be on him].
In the April 5, 2009 issue of New Trend [#16] we published a tafseer of
Sura Yusuf by our learned brother Shamim Siddiqui [New York city].
Please read it: It helps us to understand the Islamic message of
compassion, da'wa under difficult conditions such as prison, modesty
and chastity, family relationships, the continuity of Allah's messages
and understanding of Prophet Muhammad's [pbuh] struggle in the light of
the struggle of Yusuf [pbuh].
The Qur'an tells us that the revelation from Allah Almighty was
completed and perfected with the revelation sent to Muhammad, pbuh.
"This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed my favor
upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion."
[The Qur'an 5:3]
The struggle of previous messengers has not been preserved like that of
Muhammad [pbuh]. Hence the importance of Hadith. The Sunnah we follow
is that of Muhammad, pbuh, not that of Yusuf, pbuh or any other Prophet.
Similarly, Islamic Law [Shar'ia] which we follow came to us from
Muhammad, pbuh, not from previous messengers.
Under Islamic Law there is no place for kingship because Muslims are
equal and work by MUTUAL CONSULTATON [Shoora].
"...all their works are by mutual consultation." [The Qur'an 42:38]
Hence Islam does not recognize either kingship or western democracy.
The Islamic system is called Caliphate.
No Muslim can claim to be King. Only Allah is King.
"Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of mankind, the KING
of mankind, the God of mankind" [The Qur'an 114:1-3]
Islam came to destroy kings, not to support them.
"When the Roman King [Caesar] is destroyed, there will be no Caesar
after him, and when the Persian King [Chosroes] is destroyed, there
will be no Chosroes after him: and by Him in Whose Hand is my life, you
will spend their treasures in Allah's Way." [Prophet Muhammad, pbuh,
Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a., in Sahih Bukhari, kitabul jihad.]
The real issue you are facing is that of cooperation with and
participation in an anti-Islam kafir system. The Saudis and
their front groups try to use the verses of the Qur'an you have
quoted to support the idea that kingship is permissible in Islam [or
even that voting for kuffar leaders is okay]. These ideas of the
Saudis and their supporters in America violate the Qur'an and
are tantamount to TAHRIF, an attempt to use the Qur'an itself against
Islam and to support the warmongers and the oppressors.
Let us see what the sacred texts of Islam say about any kind of
cooperation with the oppressors, the rejectors, the kuffar, the
munafiqoon, the tawaghit:
" ...Stand firm as you are commanded, you and those with you: turn
[unto Allah], and transgress not (from the path), for He sees well all
that you do. And INCLINE NOT towards those who oppress, or the Fire
will touch you, and ye [shall] have no protectors other than Allah, nor
shall ye be helped." [The Qur'an 11:112-113]
Scholars have noticed that these verses are condemning not only
cooperation with oppressors but even an INCLINATION towards oppressors.
Classical commentaries on the Qur'an discuss the depth of meaning in
the Arabic text of this verse "wa la taraknu" [do not incline or
bend or have the slightest positive feeling] for oppressors.
Commentators as varied as Zamakhshari and Beidawi agree that "wa la
taraknu" is about the stage before actual physical cooperation
takes place. The desire to bend slightly towards the oppressors becomes
punishable by the Fire.
Qurtubi, another classical scholar, points out that this "inclination"
includes dependence and a LIKING for the oppressors. These meanings are
supported by the comments of Ibn Abbas, r.a., one of the companions of
the Prophet, who was the earliest mufassir of the Qur'an. He
says that this verse also implies that one should not keep quiet when
one observes oppression being carried out. [Such as in our times the
destruction of Fallujah during Ramadan or the degradation of the great
scholar of Islam, Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman, or the 'cavity search' of
Imam Jamil and Dr. Aafia Siddiqui]
Qatada and 'Ikrima, of the first generation after the Sahaba
[companions of the Prophet, pbuh] say that such inclination towards
oppressors also implies obedience to them [such as the happiness of
these "leaders" that they will, or could, get invitations to the
Imam 'Auzai, from the first generation of Islam after the sahaba, says
that his understanding of hadith on these verses is that NOTHING IS
MORE CONDEMNABLE WITH ALLAH THAN A PERSON WHO CLAIMS TO BE AN IMAM [or
'Alim] BUT MEETS AN OPPRESSOR, be it a king or his functionaries. In
the Arabic there is a play on the words 'Alim [Islamic scholar] and
The best comment comes from a classical Hadith scholar of the first era,
Muhammad ibn Maslama, that:
"The approach of one who recites the Qur'an to the door of oppressors
is WORSE THAN the likeness of the FLY WHO SITS on SHIT."
In our own times, Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani, the Islamic teacher
of Mohomed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, wrote the following
note on 11:113 in his tafseer:
"Do not be inclined or attracted to the oppressors [those who have
broken the bounds of Islam) in the slightest. Do your best to stay away
from their friendship and companionship, refrain from respecting and
honoring them, praising or exalting them, looking like them in
appearance, jointly working with them, in short everything to do with
oppressors, otherwise the fire will envelop you and you will find that
you have no helper and Allah will no longer help you."
The learned Maulana then points to the solution for Muslims, given in
11:114, which we have not quoted, which is to incline towards Allah and
to worship Allah morning and evening ..
The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, has given us clear Hadith not to
cooperate with oppressors. These are general teachings, in addition
to the specific verses from the Qur'an:
From Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, r.a. the Prophet, pbuh, said: ...."By him in
whose hand is my life, you will not achieve salvation unless you stop
the oppressor and give the oppressed their right." [Hadith, Jami
Tirmidhi, Abwab tafseer al-Qur'an]
From Abu Bakr Siddiq, r.a. .....I heard the messenger of Allah, pbuh,
say, When people see an oppressor and do not stop him with both their
hands, sooner or later the punishment of Allah will overtake them [the
passive ones] too. [Hadith Jami Tirmidhi, Ibid.]
When such are the rules for non-cooperation with "Muslims" who become
oppressors, there is absolutely NO BASIS in Islam for cooperation with
oppressors who in addition to being oppressors are also kuffar.
This is what Christiane Amanpour tried to hide from
AFP – Afghan Shiite Muslims shout during a demonstration in Kabul.
An angry crowd of more than 500 Afghans ...
Wed Apr 15, 7:01 am ET
KABUL (AFP) – An angry crowd of more than 500 Afghans chased off a few
dozen protesters in Kabul on Wednesday who criticised a new law for
imposing Taliban-style restrictions on Shiite women.
Up to 50 women lawmakers and rights activists marched outside a Kabul
university demanding "justice" and distributing a declaration saying
the Shiite Personal Status Law "insults the dignity of women", said an
They were soon outnumbered by a rowdy group of 200 Shiite women and
around 300 men who chanted slogans in favour of the law -- which
regulates marriage, divorce and inheritance for the Shiite minority on
Photo below shows our Shi'a sisters listening to a discourse in Kabul
by Ayatollah Mohseni during which he analysed the law being enacted in
detail. There is no question of forced intercourse or rape in Islam, he
said. Women are encouraged to accept intercourse from their husbands
because a Muslim husband cannot go outside marriage for sex, he said;
he would be severely punished if he did.
Even then, during menstruation, illness, exhaustion and other bad
circumstances, the woman does not have to accept her husband's advances.
During menstruation, sexual intercourse is forbidden, he said.
Mohseni explained that women and men are allowed in Islam to have a
pre-nuptial agreement about sex and frequency of sex as well as other
matters of marital life.
[This is a summary by New Trend of Mohseni's comments. In Sunni Islam
too, the wife's consent is required for sex. Islam does not see marital
relationship as something imposed on the wife by the husband. It is a
mutual relationship. Authentic Hadith say clearly that a wife can
demand divorce if she is not happy with the husband's sexual
performance. She can also agree or disagree with birth control.]
Censorship and the New Trend response to Jewish censorship.
He was arrested on the basis of a fabricated ID card:
Demjanjuk, ordinary Prison Guard Under German Rule facing
Deportation at Age 89: Saga of Ukrainian Demjanjuk Indicates Zionist
Control of U.S. and Germany
At age 89, Demjanjuk cannot walk, so he was dragged out of his home in
March 2009 by U.S. security forces to be deported to Germany. What the
Israelis could not do directly, they are now trying to do through
Germany. Here is a well documented study of this case. The Jewish
stories about the "holocaust" continue to milk America, Germany and
other countries for funds for the terrorist entity known as Israel.
What is happening in 2009 is a repeat of what happened in 2005.
On December 28, 2005 the U.S. ordered John Demjanjuk [pronounced
"dimanuook"] deported to his orginal land of birth, Ukraine. He is
"suspected" of having been a guard at one of Hitler's concentration
camps, though nothing was ever proven against him. The persecution of
this ordinary person began in 1975 and in the process he was TWICE
stripped of his U.S. citizenship under Jewish pressure. Study of his
case shows how much power the Jews have in America and how it works.
Now look at the case of Demjanjuk. His saga shows how unforgiving and
hate filled the Jews are, in spite of getting billions of dollars in
reparations from Germany, and though the war ended 60 years back. By
contrast, they destroy 1000 mosques, expel 4 million Palestinians,
continue their war against Islam , and want Muslims to accept Israel as
a legitimate entity.
Fortunately, the case of Demjanjuk has been documented with great care
in a chapter of Dissecting the Holocaust, a 612-page study edited
by Germar Rudolf . Here are the facts of the case as documented
in this book:
Context: Many Ukrainians joined German forces when war erupted between
the USSR and Germany in June 1941. Ukrainians had suffered heavy losses
at the hands of Stalin's regime, including massacres, torture and
open-ended imprisonment carried out by Jewish Communists working for
Stalin's police apparatus. Demjanjuk was one of the Ukrainians who took
refuge with the Germans. After the downfall of Germany in 1945, he fled
to the U.S. and obtained U.S. citizenship.
* His suffering began in 1975 when a Communist sympathiser from Ukraine
living in the U.S. claimed in a paper called News from Ukraine
that Demjanjuk, who was now an auto mechanic in Cleveland, was a "Nazi"
who had worked in German-organized concentration camps in Poland.
* The story was picked up in ISRAEL where alleged "witnesses" looked at
the picture of Demjanjuk and claimed that he was "Ivan the Terrible"
who had worked at the Treblinka concentration camp and allegedly
committed terrible atrocities against Jews. Their stories gained
credibility when News from Ukraine published an alleged ID card
issued by the Germans, readers were told, to Demjanjuk. This card
became the SOLE evidence in the case.
* Under the pressure of U.S. Jews, President Carter had set up a "Nazi
hunting" ofiice called the OSI. In 1979 this office decided to take up
the Demjanjuk case.
* Experts from the Demjanjuk defense exposed the ID card as a
fabrication. It was also independently verified as a fabrication by
German police, but the Israeli court suppressed the information.
* In 1981 the U.S. stripped him of his citizenship when five "survivors
of Treblinka" claimed in court that he was "Ivan the Terrible." in 1984,
Israel requested that he be deported to Israel. This was a violation of
international law because Israel did not exist when the alleged crimes
took place. He was deported in 1986 to Israel and tried there in 1987.
* The Israeli court used the prisoner to conjure up all kinds of
horrors allegedly perpetrated on the Jews in Treblinka. Finally the
Israeli court was delighted to sentence Demjanjuk to DEATH by hanging.
There were celebrations in Israel. Soon however these were dampened by
a Jewish writer's book which pointed out that people who have heard
stories of horror can be induced to claim that they were "eyewitnesses."
* The death sentence was appealed. Meanwhile, the defense received a
comprehensive report that the ID card, the sole evidence was FABRICATED.
The defense attorney then "fell down" from the 15th floor of his hotel
and died! 
* After the death verdict, a big reactiion took place in the USA.
People in the American mainstream questioned the possibility of the
horrors alleged to have taken place in Treblinka. The Israelis had
claimed that "Ivan the Terrible" used diesel engines to kill prisoners
by carbon monoxide. Here is the response from a former U.S.
presidential candidate, John Buchanan:
"The problem is: Diesel engines do not emit enough carbon monoxide to
kill anybody. The Environmental Protection Agency never requires
emission inspections of Diesel cars or trucks. In 1988, ninety-seven
youths, trapped 400 feet underground in a D.C. tunnel, while two
locomotives spewed exhaust into the car, emerged unharmed after
forty-five minutes. Demjanjuk's weapon of mass murder cannot kill."
[The Washington Times, March 19, 1990.]
* When the Israelis realized that their story of 800,000 deaths by
diesel engine exhausts was unravelling in mainstream American society,
Israel changed its tune. In 1993, the Appeals court acquitted Demjanjuk
for "lack of evidence." The Zionist media presented this as a triumph
of Israeli justice, while hiding the fact that there had been no
evidence to begin with.
* In 1998 Demjanjuk got his U.S. citizenship back. However, the Jews do
not let go of their victims easily. His citizenship was REVOKED AGAIN
in 2002. The OSI claimed that though he may not have been a guard at
Treblinka, but he was a guard at other camps. None of these charges
have been proven.
* In 2005, with the U.S. under complete Zionist control, Demjanjuk has
again been ordered deported , this time to his original land Ukraine.
His life has been destroyed so that the Zionists can propagandize their
* The rest of the chapter on Treblinka provides detailed, documented
and convincing evidence that the 800,000 deaths claimed by Jewish
survivors in Treblinka could not possibly have taken place
German scientist Germar Rudolf is himself in a German prison for having
written this book.
"Save Darfur's" front Aims at the Destruction of Sudan
by al-Ustadh Husayn Farajallah Zaki Al-Kurdi [Chicago]
"Investors Against Genocide" are an adjunct of the "Save Darfur"
campaign to perpetrate actual "genocide" against Sudan and the rest of
Africa and the remainder of the world which is still available for
conquest and plunder. They are calling for "divestment" from anything
which invests in Sudan-related enterprises because Sudan is one of the
countries standing in the way of their enterprise. They are using the
agitprop techniques from the old divestment anti-apartheid "movement"
which participated in what turned out to be the replacement of the old
regime with one more efficient and suitable to their interests in the
"Republic of South Africa", which is now their "indigenous" chief
lackey for the continent, as was their intent.
The guise of "humanitarianism", "liberty" and even concern for
"genocide" against Black people (!) is deployed as the effective
mechanism for rallying support for their re-conquest of Africa, defeat
of the Arab Nation and subjugation of the Islamic Ummah.
They, the actual perpetrators of systematic genocide against the
aforementioned, pretend that those "horrid Black African Muslims" in
Sudan are committing a "genocide" against some non-Muslim Black
Sudanese in Darfur in order to fool people into helping facilitate
their destruction and division of Sudan, as part and parcel of their
march to conquer one and all and maintain all in bondage to them,
including even the "whites" and "Christians" of this world.
Run by bankers and financial groups via corporations and governments,
the plan is to rob, cheat, steal and conquer. All death and destruction
carried out in this cause are a price they are more than willing to pay
(in other people's lives). "Kill the Indians and steal the land"
applies to all, with Arabs, Africa and the Muslim peoples now bearing
the brunt of the ongoing campaign. This is also a continuation of the
"Crusades" whhich have now been going on for over ten centuries, and
may be said to number from ten to twenty depending on the method of
historical accounting used to enumerate them.
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