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Jamada al-Awwal 18,1430/ May 13, 2009, # 23
Mark Glenn [idaho] at his best.
See his blistering analysis of the hidden agenda behind Pope Benedict's
visit to Palestine.
Br. Mark, a true follower of Jesus, pbuh, is greatly honored
among Muslims and was hailed at Jamaat al-Muslimeen's International
Peace Conference in Baltimore last year.
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Personal from the editor in Georgia: My sister insists on da'wah and
spirituality. I met my sister again this weekend. It was Mothers'
Day and she was celebrating the walima of my niece and her
husband who recently embraced Islam. It was a joyous occasion with
hundreds of guests, Muslim and non-Muslim, including some from
California, Illinois and Massachusetts. As usual I got into a debate
with my sister and as usual she was vehement in her disagreements with
me. I look at her and wonder at the transformation from a scientific
powerhouse of secularism to a baffling spirituality which draws steadily
from the life of the best of men, Muhammad, peace be on him. I try to
spot the deep sorrow in her facial contours: Somewhere deep in there
lurks the cataclysmic death of her college going son, swept away in one
of Georgia's sudden rain squalls.
At the Walima she had thought of all the possible Sunnah things
to do, including a pack of water containers for the guests going for
istinja and wudu. An English translation of the Qur'an,
nicely wrapped up, was given to many of the guests. In spite of our
differences, she insisted that I give adhan, lead prayers and
make the du'a. The number of people who joined the salat,
[standing room only], including sisters, was quite heartwarming. With
the new light which has emerged in her demeanor, she told me in a voice
softened with deep conviction: My main concern is da'wah, peaceful,
spiritual da'wah. I also found out that once more she is preparing
to visit the Beloved in Makka.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Press Release:
From Kaukab Siddique, Ameer of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
The Pope Wants Palestinians to Recognize the Terrorist Entity known
as Israel as a Legitimate State!
May 13, 2009: We see with great sorrow, the Roman Pope's visit to
Palestine. He had nothing to say about the Israeli genocide in Gaza: He
pretended that the elected government of Hamas does not exist. He did
not have a word of criticism for Israel. Instead he lectured his
[Christian] Palestinian audience to be reconciled to Israel and not to
seek revenge or have rancor. He spoke as if the Palestinians' main
problem is the lack of jobs and the inability to move around because of
"the wall." Who put up the wall was not clear.
The Pope was not listening to his Christian audience [shown live on
EWTN] who complained loudly about Israeli behavior.
What is the point of visiting the Dome of the Rock when he is silent
about the 130 mosques destroyed by Israel. The Catholic church always
knew Israel as a usurper but this Pope not only wants to see Israel as
a legitimate entity but is working hard to get the victims of Israel to
do so too.
Muslims cannot forget that this Pope insulted the Prophet Muhammad,
pbuh, and then did not apologize [even till now].
The Pope should understand that legitimate representatives of Islam
will NEVER recognize the terrorist entity known as Israel. Why should
they? Why should the victims of Israel want to legitimize the terrorist?
The way to peace is not for Muslims to recognize the terrorist entity
known as Israel. The way to peace lies through Israeli withdrawal from
Palestine which it usurped by force. If it does not leave peacefully,
the mujahideen will force it to leave. It's only a matter of time.
Another FATWA on Pakistan by Imam Badi Ali, Natiional Islamic Shoora
leader, Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
Army of Shame or Army of Islam?
[A Fatwa is a religious ruling based on the Qur'an and Hadith and
issued with FEAR of ALLAH [taqwa]. It is issued by a scholar of
Islam who is known for his integrity, honesty, courage and fearlessness.
It has great impact if the scholar is not connected, directly or
indirectly, with the power structure and oppressive forces and has
nothing to gain from the Fatwa. If the scholar is linked in any
way to a government, or supports oppressors, the fatwa will be invalid.]
Question: The Pakistani army recently launched its second military
assault on Swat valley where the people had opted en masse for
the implementation of Shari'a [Islamic Law]. Vast numbers of people are
leaving Swat following the army's use of heavy artillery, helicopter
gunships and jet fighters. Pakistan's military says it has killed more
than 700 "militants." The Islamic Taliban forces are standing firm and
the military has not gained control of Swat. Pakistanis in Amerca are
extremely confused because the Pak military is carrying out a systematic
disinformation campaign against the Taliban, calling them Indian agents
and, believe it or not, even American agents. What does Islam say about
the Taliban and the Pakistan military?
Reply by Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina]
The Pakistan army's military offensive resulted from the visits of
Pakistan's civilian and military leaders to America. There is no place
in Islam for Muslims to help the armed forces of enemies of Islam to
enter a Muslim country, be it Afghanistan or Pakistan. The Pakistan
army is not fighting for Islam or Pakistan. It is fighting for the
enemy and the interests of the enemy. The army is fighting the Taliban
who are the most outstanding today in standing up for Islam. The
Taliban are the servants of Allah. Their lives are totally at the
service of Allah. They fight and die for the victory of Islam. There is
absolutely no scope in Islam for any Muslim to fight the Taliban.
So, our FATWA is: It is HARAM for the Pakistani military to fight the
Taliban. Its attacks have already made more than one million people
homeless in Swat. These attacks have made the Pakistan army, the ARMY
of SHAME. We want it to be the army of Islam. As Muslims, the soldiers
must be made aware that they must not shoot at the followers of Islam.
It is HARAM to shoot at the Taliban. If there are differences between
Pakistanis, the army must step aside and let the Pakistanis solve their
problems peacefully. Pakistani soldiers should read sura al-kafiroon.
There is a clear separation between Islam and kufr.
The final part of our FATWA is: All the people of Pakistan and all the
people of Afghanistan must support the Taliban in every posssible way.
The Taliban are the spearhead of Islam. Pakistanis and all Muslims, be
they in America or elsewhere, should pray for the success of the Taliban
resistance and that Allah may accept their sacrifices. The world is
passing away. The Hereafter is better and more lasting.
Obama Day 109
U.S. Air Strike on Pakistan
May 9: A U.S. air strike in South Waziristan with missiles fired from a
drone killed 3 and wounded 5 Islamic Pakistanis in a village.
Obama Day 111
U.S. Air Strike on Pakistan: 8 Guided Missiles
May 11: In the latest U.S. air strike, a drone fired 8 missiles at the
village of Shawal Sara Khawas in South Waziristan. At least 15 Islamic
people were killed and many more wounded.
[Observers say that the U.S. is trying to kill Shaykh Osama bin Laden
but has instead motivated Mullah Nazir to unite his forces with those
of Baitullah Mehsud who sympathizes with Shaykh Osama and Egyptian
mujahid Ayman al-Zawahiri.]
Latest War News:
General Uprising in Frontier Province: Swat Heavily Bombed Remains
in Islamic hands.
As New Trend had noted earlier Islamic forces are now in control of
most of the Frontier province, in particular South and North Waziristan,
parts of Bajaur, Lower Dir, most of Buner and Swat. Indications are
that Peshwar and Mardan are surrounded by Taliban waiting for signs of
Pak weakness to move in.
May 12, Pak dropped special forces by helicopter in Peochar valley
[Swat district] in an attempt to kill Maulvi Fazlullah whose FM radio
has been mobilizing the peoples' resistance.
By May 13, the Maulvi had not been spotted. Looks like the Paks lost
the element of surprise [24 hours]
By last news Mingora, the capital of Swat remains in Islamic
hands..Pakistani military columns are trying to push into Swat while
jet fighters, helicopters and heavy artillery pound suspected Taliban
positions. Heavy civilian casualties are reported and increasing
Taliban losses are indicated.
Heavy Pak attacks are reported in Lower Dir but the area remains in
Earlier, on May 11, in the Darra Adam Khel area, far away from the
fighting, a martyrdom operator hit the Frontier Corp's base camp
killing 8 troopers and wounding 14. The bomber was 17 years old
according to Pak Urdu media.[Frontier Corp has been re-armed and
trained by the U.S.].
New Trend Ahead of the Curve: BBC stated May 13 that only 38% of
Frontier Province is still in Pak hands. The rest, 62% is either
totally in Islamic Taliban hands or has large scale support for the
Taliban. The areas of Taliban control shown in the BBC map are about
the same which New Trend had listed earlier.
[Are we good or what?]
Something Is Not Right About This Picture: The Trio who met in Washngton
For Muslim Afghans and Pakistanis this was a "talking down."
by Sis. Sofia [The writer teaches English in New York City.]
The three Presidents of three different cultures met in the White House
in Washington, D.C. in the first week of May 2009. And at the end, all
three made statements before the Press. President Obama stated that they
were "joined by a common goal: to disrupt, dismantle and defeat" their
common enemies namely al-Qaida and the Taliban. (Were the people of
Afghanistan and Pakistan aware of, informed of their rights as citizens,
taken into consideration prior to this visit to the White House to fight
their "common enemies"?)
President Obama claims that the three nations' security is now linked.
(How and when did the security of the United States get linked with the
security of Afghanistan and Pakistan? What made Afghanistan and Pakistan
to become insecure and in dire need to invite a third country to
intervene in their internal affairs? Was it 9/11 and America's vengeful
attitude and fear tactics used to continue these wars against Muslims
around the globe by using these so-called "leaders" to ravage the lives
and bomb the homes of their own citizens making them refugees in their
own land? And, what threats were used by the Obama regime to make this
happen? Were these two men threatened with bombing of the atomic sites
in Pakistan or a U.S. military takeover of the two countries just as
they did in Iraq?
President Obama seems to be more concerned about protecting his own
backside (he seems to lack the ability to empathize with the poor and
the powerless-a dangerous lapse in a leader of any country), and for
political and economic gains (it seems the Jewish lobbyists never left
Washington, D.C.) than he is of human rights or the dignity of all
human being. The tactics and strategies that are being used to destroy
Muslims around the globe in modern times were done to the Native
Americans and the African slaves in America by its past Presidents,
namely demonizing and killing the peoples and their leaders, their
cultures, their religious beliefs, their languages, their families,
their children's education, etc.
So, what was the "change" that President Obama promised America to
President Obama claims that this venture will bring a better life to
the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The United States will "give"
Pakistan fifteen billion dollars over five years. Was this "union"
of three countries brought by behind-the-scene threats of military
attacks on these two nations by the U.S.A? What happened to the recent
sham elections in Afghanistan and Pakistan to elect these two
President Zardari [Bhutto] -- (the ten percent man who has now become
the million dollar man, thanks to American taxpayers) --who said
that he was doing this "to avenge the death of his wife"-and President
Karzai do not seem overly concerned about either their people's wishes
or their security. Is there any doubt in anybody's mind that these two
leaders are stooges of an alien power, their Constitutions "be damned"?
Muslims around the globe have endured corrupt political leaders for a
long time now and they have neither respect nor faith in either them or
the "foreign powers" that corrupt them and their democratic processes.
Thus far, the spirit of the Muslims to resist exploitation, social
corruption and injustices lives on. Leaders in the West need to wake up
to this fact , and live by what they claim are their "values" instead
of attempting to destroy the values of other cultures and religions,
particularly Islam which they seem to fear and hate.
The United States has not yet acknowledged its loss of world dominance
status and its recent fall from grace. The only country, to date, that
has used atomic bombs on civilians of two cities has been the United
States. It is this that the world fears and the fact that America and
its political "strategies" seem to have many hidden agendas-- one of
which is Israel's behind-the-scene corrupting influence and power
over the United States Presidents, the citizens-elected U.S. House of
Representatives, Wall Street, the media, the educational and justice
systems, etc., etc. It is all of these factors that enrage the peoples
of the world. If the United States gets a grip on its own corrupt and
unethical Wall Street bankers that have wrecked economic havoc around
the globe then the United States and the entire world could become a
more secure place. They need to fight these "wars on terrorists" in
their own backyard.
In comparison, the Taleban and al-Qaida are the "Bogey-men" of
politicians in countries such as the USA and the UK. If and when they
stop meddling in internal affairs of countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Sudan, etc., then the world would once again become a safer
place for all. The picture that the West wishes to impose on the world
regarding their political wheeling and dealing is full of lies and
hidden agendas. It is not authentic.
What is wrong with this picture at another level? A great deal! The
unspoken words and the body language of these two leaders spoke volumes.
They appeared as two "poodles" of the United States-a far cry
from leaders of two "sovereign" nations. But more disturbing was the
stark disconnect of cultures between them. Both their use of the English
language and their body language were of two different cultures. They
were not sharing a common experience of "terrorism" or whatever they had
come together to discuss or resolve. And when they turned their backs
to the cameras at the end of the Press event, President Obama walked
away ahead of the other two, leaving the Pakistani President and the
Afghan President to do what is always done in their cultures-walking
together, as a gesture of respect and equality, but lost on President
Obama-a "cultural slip" of body language.
Conclusion drawn by Muslim Afghans and Pakistanis to this is that this
was a "talking down" to elected Presidents of two "sovereign nations"
in the White House by a President of the U.S.A. This state of world
affairs will continue and so will the political and social instability
and upheavals around the world unless and until the citizens of these
countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan rise up and protest and put
a stop to them once and for all.
No matter who sits in the White house, it all ends up as "business as
usual" because the United States democracy has imploded from within and
is not likely to recover from this "virus" in the near future.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
Change through Peaceful Means
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Miseducation is Key to Amerca's Problems and Global Intervention,
says top Mathematician
Think about it!
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
Endowed Chair of Mathematics, Grambling State University, Louisiana,
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, is the Philosopher of Jamaat
al-Muslimeen with numerous students, including Ph.Ds, across America
and in Africa.
Dr. Shabazz teaches Jamaat Shoora leaders that America's problems arise
from its skewed educational system, including its sophisticated network
of universities. America's elites carry with them the virus of White
Supremacy and its undertow of racism. Race is a false construct, he says,
which is used to divide people and nations. The supremacy idea is behind
war as it has been conducted in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza.
We see the dumbing down of entire populations by the system of education
itself. The exploitation and oppression is built into subtle,
Outreach in Greensboro, North Carolina: May 8, 2009
Khutba to 500 + 250 Arab American Muslims
Dr. Siddique Emphasizes Women's Participation in Peaceful Resistance
to Mass Culture.
America's Underside: Racism, Zionism, Secularism, Exploitation of Women.
The Islamic Center of the Triad [ICT] has become become an important
place for the peaceful development and growth of Muslims in Greensboro
in particular and North Carolina in general. Starting off with a basic
population of Arab Americans, mostly from Palestine, Iraq and Egypt, as
well as Africans from Somalia and Sudan, it is now attracting African
Americans and Pakistanis.
Imam Badi Ali has a strong team of young people with him which humbly
serves the community. Refugees from Iraq and Sudan are being helped.
The refugees are suffering poverty in affluent America. The latest
appeal was for 20 fans for families which do not have air conditioning
in their apartments.
The Friday prayer gatherings have grown so that now two juma's are held.
Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave khutba to both gatherings and led prayers for
the second one, with a Sudanese brother leading the first.
A very young brother named Abbas, who recently embraced Islam,
facilitated Dr. Siddique with the technology for the khutba.
About 500 people attended the first juma' and about 250, the second.
Here is a summary of the main points made by Dr. Siddique which
hopefully will get countrywide distribution and help other khateebs:
Text #1: "The believers, men and women, are each others' protecting
friends and guardians: they emphasize what is just and forbid what is
evil: They establish regular prayers, they pay the zakat and they obey
Allah and His messenger: On them will Allah pour His Mercy, for Allah
is Exalted in power, Wise." [The Qur'an 9:71]
Text #2: "When the messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be
on him, passed away, he had no proparty, no finances big or small, no
slave male or female, or anything else, except a white mule and weapons
[for jihad] and a piece of land which he left for sadaqa [charity]."
Unity of the Ummah is central for Islamic progress. This unity
is not possible unless it begins with unity within the family and the
unity of men and women within the islamic framework.
Our sisters must come and participate in the masjid and all Islamic
work including decision making.
We must respect and honor women. In Islam EVERY DAY is Mother's Day
because every woman is potentially a mother. The Qur'an puts the mother
second only to Allah. [Sura Nisa']
The best among you is the one who is the best to his wife, taught the
Prophet, pbuh, in Sahih Hadith. Ayesha,r.a., about whom he said, "Love
the one I love," became the leader and teacher of Muslims.
When his daughter Fatima Zahra, r.a., visited him, the Prophet, pbuh,
would greet her, kiss her hand and seat her at the place of honor in
his home. Fatima, r.a., was on the battlefield of Uhud with him and
tended his injuries.
His sister-in-law Asma, r.a., was an important part of the Prophet's
life and helped him in the historic journey from Makka to Madinah
[hijra] when he was in great danger.
A woman Umm Ammara, pbuh, defended the Prophet, pbuh, sword in hand.
The Muslim women of America should not lag behind the Muslim women of
the Ummah today.
The Kashmiri women have made great sacrifices for Islam. The
Taliban women are telling their men: Don't come back if you can't
face the enemy: That's why the Taliban can face the NATO crusaders. The
Iraqi women have made the resistance so strong that the
occupation army was defeated and is now waiting to be brought back home.
Look at the Palestinian women. They are telling their children,
helpless as they are, even if you have nothing, go and THROW A STONE at
Our American Muslim sisters should not be subservient and left out. By
peaceful means, they can help their men to serve Allah and serve the
community. If we leave out 50% of our population, we have no future.
Almost all of us here are immigrants. We must study and understand
America. It has much good in it but it also has great evil. We can save
America from its evil.
Our children are targeted by the mass culture of this country, from New
York to Los Angeles. The good in this country is being destroyed,
rapidly and relentlessly, by mass media and other forces which are evil
in the extreme and are hostile to both Islam and Christianity.
The family, the church and the schools, the foundations of civilization,
have been destroyed by racism, worship of wealth, zionism/imperialism,
secularism and the exploitation of women.
We must understand these negative forces and work to oppose them at
Racism comes from the destruction of the Native peoples and 400
years of slavery. This land is soaked with the blood of the oppressed.
Islam does not permit us to admire and praise the rich and the
powerful, but we Muslims are becoming like the others that we see
the rich as celebrities and role models. Muhammad, pbuh, was poor, an
orphan, prayed to be raised with the poor and the oppressed [Sahih
Hadith], and died poor, having given away all he had.
Zionism/imperialism leads this country into war overseas and the
destruction of religious values at home. Things have gone so far that
the many of the churches are the purveyors of homosexuality. The
yahood have become so powerful that one of them ALONE looted this
country of $50 billion. When Madoff the Jew was brought to court, he
boasted that he had stolen not $50 billion but $65 billion!
Schools are steeped in secularism and are creating generations
of youths interested only in making money and having random sex.
Women are the helpless victims of America. They are
exploited for money making and have been persuaded that if they
take off their clothes to please men, they are enjoying freedom.
Our young people will be lost if they [and we] do not understand mass
culture. Prayer is good but it cannot suffice against mass culture
[peer pressure, sibling pressure] being propagated by multi million
dollar corporations. Piety must be part of social action and
Always remember that we are ONE UMMAH. Masjids and organizations based
on race, nationality and language will be swept away by
the storm swirling around our children.
ONE ALLAH, ONE LEADER [Muhammad Mustafa, pbuh], One qibla, one Qur'an,
one Sunnah. One Ummah!
Understanding the fighting in Swat
Meet the Taliban Spokesman Muslim Khan: Discusses Why the Taliban
Speaks in English and Arabic
Courtesy Asia Times Online [The interview was conducted 2 months before
the latest fighting but is still relevant.]
Pakistan has used the police, paramilitary forces, politically-backed
militias and the army itself in an attempt to tame the Taliban in the
Swat Valley, without success. The United Nations Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) projects that the situation
in the Swat Valley and the tribal areas will deteriorate this year,
causing a fresh displacement of up to 625,000 people.
"An analysis indicates that there is a significant likelihood of
large-scale clashes and intensified military offensives throughout
2009, and possibly into 2010," the study said. According to the OCHA's
"humanitarian response plan", the displacement will exacerbate an
"already complex humanitarian situation".
The Swat Valley's transformation from probably the most peaceful place
in Pakistan to one of its most militant has been startling, as has the
popularity of the Taliban's ideology, which is widely seen as extremist.
In an attempt to get some understanding on these issues, I spoke to
Haji Muslim Khan. He speaks many languages, including English and Arabic,
as he has spent many years abroad, mostly in Kuwait and the United
States. His house was demolished by the Pakistan army and his family is
displaced; he now lives in Taliban bunkers in the mountains and traveled
specially to a population center to give this interview.
Asia Times Online: You are the official chief spokesman of the
Tehrik-e-Taliban Swat. Could you tell us about yourself, your childhood,
education, and your intellectual journey through various political and
religious movements. And what inspired you to align with Mullah
Fazlullah and his movement? [Mullah Fazlullah, nicknamed "Radio Mullah",
is the leader of the Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi - Movement
for the Enforcement of Islamic Law, TNSM - and controls the insurgency
in the Swat area.]
Muslim Khan: First, I thank you for coming here and
meeting with us, without any fear and greed. I thank you for you and
your organization allowing us the opportunity to air our view. Regarding
your question about my childhood, I belong to a poor family of Swat. My
father was a tehsildar [revenue administrative officer] during the time
of the Swat [princely] state. I matriculated from Dahrai High School
[Swat]. For intermediate [arts], I went to Jahanzeb College, Swat. I
could not pass my intermediate from college as I joined the Pakistan
People's Party [PPP] and I was sent to jail, where I spent 25 days, and
I was expelled from the college.
My father was annoyed at the discontinuation of my education, so later
on I passed my intermediate as an external student. By that time, I
felt my responsibilities towards my home and family and to acquire
further studies I went to Karachi [Pakistani southern port city].
However, God had something else planned for me over there. [Instead of
work and studies in Karachi] I went into the sea service.
Meanwhile, from when I was in the eighth grade, I was inspired by the
Palestinian al-Fatah movement and was in regular correspondence with
their Islamabad office. Then I made contact with Dr Israr Ahmad [a
famous orator at state-run Pakistan Television during the late General
Zia ul-Haq period, who was also the founder of the Tanzeem-e-Islami
organization, which works for the revival of the Islamic caliphate].
However, when the Pakistan People's Party came into power [early 1970s],
those were my college days ... and their rhetoric of Islamic socialism
in their manifesto ... inspired me as from the beginning only Islam had
been my inspiration.
I joined the Pakistan People's Party because Maulana Kausar Niazi
[former minister of information in Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's cabinet,
religious scholar and former leader of the Jamaat-i-Islami] raised the
slogan of Islamic socialism.
However, I observed that after the election victory, the leaders of the
Pakistan People's Party exploited their power. That was the first
election in Pakistan [on the basis of adult franchise], so we could
measure what election politics were all about. We found it to be dirty
politics. Even today it is like that. Therefore, I gave up the Pakistan
Then, to earn my bread, I joined the sea service for three or four years.
Then I went to Kuwait, where I spent 14 years. In this period, I
continued my association with various religious parties, including the
Jamaat-i-Islami and Dr Israr Ahmed [Tanzeem-e-Islami]. At last, while
in Kuwait, I was connected with Maulana Sufi Mohammad [the founder of
the Tehrik-e-Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Mohammadi and the father-in-law of
I found his claims for Islam true. From his first speech I heard, I
could measure that this is the right man for the enforcement of Islamic
laws and therefore I supported his cause and movement. Everybody knows
of this movement and how it passed through different phases in Malakand
division [in Pakistan] in the last 17 years.
Then came the last phase when Mullah Fazlullah, who spent 18 months in
jail in Dera Ismail Khan [in the NWFP], as he was arrested while coming
back from jihad in Afghanistan [after the US invasion in 2001], he
launched a movement and we supported it as much as we could.
This was not for his personality but for a cause, that we are Muslims
but live under a heretic system ... no Islamic jurists or Islamic
scholar can dish out an argument that while living in this system. God
would forgive us. This is the sole mission. On this land, that belongs
to God, only his laws should be implemented.
ATol: What is your understanding of Islam in the
perspective of Pakistan. It is said that Pakistan came into being in
the name of Islam. The Objective Resolution [which declares that no law
can be formulated against Islamic laws] is part of our constitution,
under which several Islamic and political parties claim Pakistan as an
Islamic state. Why then is there a need for this movement for the
implementation of Islamic laws?
MK: As far as the name Pakistan [Land of the Pure] is
concerned, it is good to have this name, but as far as practice is
concerned, it is not even 1% [true]. Before us, there were several
academics, political parties and intellectuals who strived [for the
implementation of sharia law], but as far as governance is concerned,
we are responsible, we betrayed God and his religion, and in my opinion
we should be tried, as nation, for committing this crime. We established
this state of Pakistan under Islamic ideology and under the banner
"There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his Messenger," but we did
not move an inch forward for this cause. Instead, we retreated from
this cause by several miles. The reason is that we are still slaves -
our intelligentsia, the rulers and segments of life, politics,
education, are slaves. The economy is driven by usury.
ATol: What do you mean by slaves?
MK: It means we are not free in anything. We cannot
formulate laws independently ... We cannot make laws by our choice.
ATol: Then by whose choice do we make laws?
MK: From the choice of those from whose rule we got
independence [Britain], symbolically, their virus still infests our
rulers. Whatever they [rulers] do, first they seek permission from
there [the West]. For politics, they go to Dubai [in the United Arab
Emirates] to hold meetings. Politics concern this country, but their
meetings are held in Dubai and London. Therefore we are not free.
However, there are a few things in which we are free - the nation has
freedom in extravaganza, obscenity and spreading nudity. From the
ideology for which this country came into being, we have not inched
forward. This is the reason the Tehrik-i-Taliban came into being in
Swat. Soon, our intelligentsia will realize our cause, that our struggle
is not for any rule, but to implement this ideology.
ATol: There are areas in Swat where the Khans were very
powerful. Can you shed some light on their role, their character
MK: There were 360 idols in holy Kaba [in Mecca. These
were the icons through which Mecca was ruled by powerful families
before Islam]. If I tell you the truth, here in every village there
were 360 idols. For the upholding of this system [prevailing in
Pakistan], even a cop and SHO [Station House Officer of the police]
became god, but the Khan saheb [rich and powerful Pashtun feudals]
became the biggest god. They never regarded people as human beings. The
poor and the downtrodden had no position as human beings.
In all government departments, God forbid me, officials became god.
They never regarded religion nor human values. For Europeans and
Westerners, humanity lives in the West, but they never care about the
human rights of the people living in Pakistan. In Pakistan, tyranny has
crossed all limits, at the hands of the Khans or at the hands of the
wadera [feudals from southern Sindh province] and from the police.
However, tyranny emerged in its extremes in Swat when our people, women
and children, were targeted with bombs of 30 kilograms and above; shells
and mortars. Our Khans were the ones who invited them [the army] to bomb
us, provided space to them and approved their attacks. Now, these Khans
are now sitting in their bungalows in Islamabad or in Peshawar and the
oppressed people are running for their lives to take refuge here and
there. Human-rights organizations do not look after those oppressed
people, nor do those Khans who once ruled those people.
ATol: Do you have rich people in your movement, or is it
only a movement of poor people? Your leader Mullah Fazlullah sailed
boats for his earnings by transporting people on the Swat River.
MK: Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him, was an orphan. Our policy
is not against the poor, or against the rich. If Islamic laws are
implemented in this region, only then will it be realized whether the
Taliban launched their movement and their struggle and waged jihad for
opposition to rich people. Only once Islamic laws are implemented will
it be realized whether we were against the rich people or whether we
were against a system which is a remnant of British rule. We only want
to implement the Islamic system. Only the Islamic system can give
rights and protection to both the rich and the poor. These are only
stunts [the accusation that the movement is against rich people].
ATol: Your movement is branded as anti-education and it
is alleged that you destroy schools. Especially, you are allegedly
against girls' education. But now it is said that you have destroying
male and female schools. Is it correct that you are against both men's
and women's education?
MK: This is sad, that we are slaves in all sections of
our society, even, please don't mind, the media are slaves. Nobody is
ready to sit with the Taliban and ask what they want from all this. The
education system and the curriculum are both remnants of the British.
We are Muslims. Had there not been an Islamic system of education and
curriculum, then it would have been all right to import a system of
education belonging to others. But fortunately, Islam provides its own
system of education, politics, economics and justice. We often say in
Pakistan, even in the schools, especially the intelligentsia, that
Islam is a complete code of life. If Islam is a complete code of life,
then what is the need to import education from the United Kingdom?
ATol: This is an ideological and academic debate. You
might be right or wrong in your argument. However, the issue is violence.
The Taliban are said to have bombed schools and destroyed them. What do
you say about that?
MK: Very true. Nobody can prove that we bombed any school
building during phase one of the military operations in the Swat Valley.
[Sarcastically] Why did the "well-educated" and "very qualified"
Pakistan army set up military bunkers in the schools? This is
If the security forces can set up military bunkers in order to fight
against us and against the cause of Islamic laws, we also have the
right to retaliate and destroy those schools in which they have set up
bunkers, or bridges for that matter.
These are the "well educated" and "very qualified" people of our
security forces who bombed our villages and destroyed them. We have,
therefore, the right to destroy those schools which brought up this
generation, sold out to foreigners and sold their own people
On [the basis of] just one phone call, they handed over our air bases
to the enemy. We hate this system and this system of education. As far
as school buildings are concerned, I can guarantee you that we can
rebuild those buildings within a month [once military operations are
over] and at the same time I tell you that not a single child was hurt
in our attacks. But I ask you, why was the Islamic seminary Jamia Hafsa
targeted in Islamabad [in 2007] and to add salt on the wounds, even
female students were killed. Why did they do that? That was also
conducted by "very well-qualified generals". Why?
ATol: How do people view you? Do you think the Taliban
MK: People do like the Tehrik-e-Taliban [Taliban movement].
We don't care about individuals. Our people and the Taliban sacrificed
a lot for the cause and this should be written in gold in history.
ATol: Are you loyal to the state of Pakistan?
MK: If we are 100% loyal to Pakistan, our leaders and
rulers are 200% disloyal to Pakistan and its subjects. They rule us
against the ideology and the constitution of the country. When Pakistan
came into being in 1947, they did not implement Islamic laws. This was
a betrayal against the nation, religion and God. Then in Malakand
division, when the government promised us the implementation of Islamic
laws - we have the documents to show this - why did they betray us? Why
were Islamic laws not implemented? Therefore, our struggle is justified
and those who oppose Islamic laws, they are outlaws.
ATol: How can two different systems coexist at the same
time? Islamic laws could be enforced in the whole country, and then
they would be applied in Malakand. But how can these laws be applied in
a particular region when the whole of the country is governed by
MK: If the system of panchait [a system of
arbitration] can coexist with civil laws in Punjab, if the jirga
system [tribal councils]) can coexist in the provincially administered
tribal areas [like Malakand] with the civil laws, why can't Islamic
laws coexist with civil laws? However, we say that we should not run
two system. Being Muslims, we should implement only Islamic laws.
ATol: Your movement is touted as no more than a local
movement. Yet it is believed to have connections with al-Qaeda and the
Taliban in Afghanistan. What is the reality?
MK: Al-Qaeda was the same as the mujahideen and the
Taliban only a few years back when they were fighting against the
Soviets [1980s] and they were supported by the Americans. Everybody
boasted of them as the mujahideen, including the Western media.
My question is how yesterday's mujahideen can became the terrorists of
today? Today, they are declared as terrorists only because the way they
threw the Russians across the Amu Darya [Oxus River], they are aiming
to throw the Americans across the Atlantic Ocean.
Therefore, the jihad is against their interests, and that's why they
are against us. They are here to grab the resources of Muslim countries
and therefore whether it is the Taliban or al-Qaeda or Muslims, they
are against their [the US's] cause. Since they have great influence on
our rulers, their cause is justified. Their rulings are ratified by our
rulers. Having said all these things, I tell you that our fight is for
a change of the system in Malakand. We are branded as Indian RAW
[Research and Analysis Wing] proxies. Let me tell you that once Islamic
laws are implemented, then you will see our real face. Let us tackle
the issues of Palestine, Afghanistan and Kashmir, and then it will be
shown whether we are Indian proxies or not.
ATol: The Pakistani establishment has consistently
accused your movement of being an Indian proxy. They claim to have
arrested men who were Hindus and cannot even speak the local dialects
and languages. In some cases, the government claimed to have found men
who had not been circumcised, which proved they were non-Muslim.
MK: This just shows the government's weaknesses as well
as propaganda. It is baseless. Just present five examples and we will
leave the movement.
ATol: You movement is connected with [Pakistani Taliban
leader] Baitullah Mehsud, and his command stretches all over. It is
said that the movement aims to separate the North-West Frontier
Province from Pakistan.
MK: This is an international conspiracy against the
Pashtun territories. Pashtuns are very much attached to the religion,
whether they live in Pakistan or in Afghanistan or elsewhere. They are
always ready to sacrifice their lives for Islam. Some are bad people,
but as a whole they serve the religion.
This is just propaganda against us by the Pakistani intelligence agencies
and this is also their mental weakness. They are the people who have not
been able to liberate Kashmir from India in the past 60 years. They
propagate us and mint money from the Americans and the European.
Propaganda against the mujahideen is their source of income. Now, to
justify a war against their own people, they propagate such things that
we want separation and that we are Indian proxies. Killing the
mujahideen and selling them out is a means of earning for our generals.
This is also the way to avoid confrontation with American troops. If
our forces cannot fight against cowardly Hindus, how come they can face
American troops? Whether it is Kargil [the war with India in 1999] or
Afghanistan, the mujahideen were used. Is there any Muslim country
which can claim to liberate Palestine? No. Maybe God does not want to
use these people for his cause because every officer is a pharaoh in
ATol: You mentioned the Pashtuns. The Awami National
Party [ANP] in North-West Frontier Province represents Pashtuns.
However, the Taliban have killed some ANP members and the noose is
tightening around them.
MK: Indeed. I said that the majority of Pashtuns are
loyal to the religion. The others are Pashtun by name, but practically
they are traitors. They deserve such treatment. They were given
government after 40 years, but they did not thank God. If they have
said it once, the Taliban have said it 10 times, that killings in this
region should be stopped.
We sat with them and held talks. They made many commitments, but they
could not fulfill them. Real Pashtuns always fulfill their commitments,
but these are Pashtuns who were sitting in the Soviet Union's lap for
money and now they are in the American lap. They are the Pashtuns who
sell their beliefs and the nation. They are a stain on the name of
Pashtuns. They are traitors of the nation and to religion.
ATol: That gun of your's, it's not locally made, and it
is not the kind used by the Pakistan army. Where did you get it?
MK: These are the fruits of jihad, which are in the hands
of the mujahideen today. This is manufactured in Austria. Those infidels
gave them to our army to use against our mujahideen. There is a police
station called Dewale in Swat. We snatch them from there from the
Pakistani security forces. I am surprised when people ask us from where
we get modern weaponry. These are the fruits of jihad. Whoever
manufactured this and for whatever cause, now it is in our hands and
for our cause.
Apart from this, our army used a spiritual guide [pir], a
religious leader, to fight against us. We not only killed that pir,
but recovered 20 best-quality light machine guns, besides 20 other guns
that had been supplied to that pir by the Pakistan army. Now
these guns are in our possession.
ATol: How many Taliban are there?
MK: The more we are oppressed, the more we spread.
Yesterday, if they were 10, now there are several times more.
ATol: I thank you Muslim Khan for your time and your
efforts to leave your place in the mountains and come to meet me.
MK: It is a pleasure, and thank you for coming all the
way to Swat.
Jewish Anti-Semitism Towards Jesus and Christianity
Silent As Death-Catholic Church Muzzled on Israeli Butchery of
Palestinians with Bishop. Williamson Controversy
Pope Benedict XVI in Palestine
" ....he made sure to elucidate the fact that the Church stands firmly
in Israel's camp."
Published May 13, 2009
In the aftermath of the infamous interview with Bp. Richard Williamson
earlier this year where he stated with both straight face and clear
conscience his belief that "holocaust" history as it has been told now
for the last half century is much like any other production coming out
of Jewish Hollywood-meaning a work of fiction designed to propagandize
the masses-the world was inundated with minute-by-minute/how-by-hour
breaking news reports.
Numbering in the millions in terms of dollars, man hours and words
spoken, it should be remembered that the well-organized campaign of
screeching and howling on the part of Jewish interests concerning the
Great Holocaust Heresies of Bp Williamson took place in the midst of an
economic meltdown truly apocalyptic in its scope and at a time when
America finds herself in the midst of 2 disastrous wars with several
more on the back burner just waiting to boil over. Judging by the scale,
volume and shrill nature of the reports one would have assumed the world
was about to be consumed in a heaven-sent ball of fire with all life on
Watchers of the drama (with good reason) assumed all the noise was just
a case of "business as usual" when it comes to Jewish interests who
believe and operate under the assumption that the world revolves around
them and their great experiment in bringing all the Yahweh-ordained
butchery and narcissism of the Old Testament to life in the creature
known as the Jewish state.
Now however, with the recent trip to Israel by Pope Benedict XVI,
who as "Commander-In-Chief" of over 1 billion Catholics worldwide can
effectively be considered the most powerful Western leader in the world
it is obvious now that the real reason for all the noise months ago
concerning one Bp. Williamson and his blasphemous maltreatment of the
sancta sanctorum of Jewish suffering known as the holocaust can be
summed up in one word-"pressure". In particular, interested players
wanted to put the heat on the Catholic Church in general and the Pope
in particular just prior to his scheduled visit to the Holy Land for
reasons now easy to see.
As with many things, and particularly those involving the various agendas
and maneuvers of this thing known as the Jewish state, the "proof" of
this thesis can now be seen in the "pudding" of what has transpired
since Benedict XVI's arrival in the Holy Land this month. Despite
various photo ops and truckloads of flowery language dealing with lofty
items of peace, justice, and all the rest, in its essence the
high-media exposure event has basically had but one apparent beneficiary,
that surprise, surprise, turns out once again to be the Jewish state.
Nothing more than a public relations opportunity for the Jewish state
in the wake of her massacre in Gaza that has cast Israel in her true
light as a violence-addicted nation of psychopaths, Pope Benedict
Arnold VXI spoke of the "inseparable bond" between the Catholic Church
and the Jewish people.
Although carefully avoiding a repeat of the disaster he wrought in
Regensburg several years ago when he described Islam as an inherently
violent religion, nevertheless he made sure to elucidate the fact
that the Church stands firmly in Israel's camp and will not use an
ounce of her formidable voice in speak out against the injustices that
have and continue to fall upon the real Semites in the region, meaning
the innocent men, women and children in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon,
Iraq or elsewhere.
In the meantime, he assiduously avoided visiting Gaza or talking about
the recent purposeful carnage taking place there by Israel. No mention
of the women and children deliberately incinerated with Phosphorus
bombs or the gunning down of hands-held-high families as they exited
their homes upon orders of the IDF.
Instead, the man who commands the attention and respect of over a
billion Catholics worldwide spoke about "peace" in the holy land in the
same way some single-digit IQ beauty contest candidate talks about how
she will wipe out world hunger if she wins. Deliberately vague and yet
equivocating the violence perpetrated against Palestinian Christian and
Muslim civilians whose deaths number in the thousands with the
resistance on the part of an oppressed people who have to date killed
only dozens, his comments on the trip have so far been a mirrored
reflection of Rodney King's infamous "Can't we all get along,
y'all?" taking place in the wake of the LA riots following the
acquittal of the police officers charged with beating him more than a
Those who think the thesis of the Williamson hurricane being used as a
means of maneuvering the Vatican into polishing Israel's image after
the slaughter of the innocents in Gaza is all some mad "anti-Semitic
conspiracy theory" should check what Israel's press has to say before
voicing such opinions. An Associated Press piece entitled "Israel
Hopes for Tourism, Image Boost from Pope" reads as follows-
"Israeli officials are hoping that the visit of Pope Benedict XVI
will boost tourism, improve Israel's image and bolster relations
between the Jewish state and the Vatican. Briefing reporters, Israeli
Tourism Minister Yuli Edelstein hoped the images of the pope at prayer
would push aside some of the impressions of Israel as a focus of war
and violence. "I'm not naive enough to think that it will fill all
the screens and that everyone will forget about the conflict,"
Edelstein said, hoping the visit would create better understanding
abroad "of Israeli democracy, of religious freedom, that of the
existing and vital Christian minority in this country," which "is
enjoying all the rights."
Of course, not mentioned in the minister's disingenuous comments is the
fact that Christians in Israel can be punished with a 5-year prison
sentence for merely passing out New Testament pamphlets to Jews, as
well as the infamous burning of several hundred copies of the New
Testament by Jews in a synagogue parking lot recently.
If there was ever proof that indeed the world's most powerful Christian
organization-the Catholic Church-is now like any other governing body
in the Western world chokeholded by Zionist interests, it is the
deathly silence of the church and her leaders surrounding the recent
massacres perpetrated against Palestinian Christians and Muslims by the
Jewish state. Whether it was Israel's month-long attack on Lebanon in
2006 where she mercilessly rained bombs down upon on for-the-most-part
Christian villages that resulted in over a 1,000 dead or her recent
holocaust in Gaza where close to 8,000 people (mostly civilians as well)
were either killed or wounded and the church's deafening silence
regarding both, it is apparent now that persons finding themselves in
the crosshairs of fanatical, genocidal Jewish terrorists have little to
hope for in terms of moral support from Rome.
Those who doubt that Jewish interests would worry about the Pope's
influence to such an extent as to foment a non-stop campaign of wailing
and gnashing of teeth over the comments of one Bp. Williamson should
consider a few things first. That the Catholic church (despite its
waning influence over the years) is an influential world body is not
some wild theory based solely on superstition or nostalgia. Despite the
fact that (geographically speaking) it is the smallest country in the
world nevertheless it is one of the largest in terms of its citizenry,
and certainly the largest among western nations. The better part of her
1.2 billion followers scattered across the globe in virtually every
country look upon the Pope as their commander-in-chief, and historically
when push has come to shove they have deferred to his authority over
that of their political leaders. Indeed, the power of the church's
opinion on any given matter was of such weight and caliber that once
upon a time presidents, prime ministers and princes with large numbers
of Catholics living under their rule dared not get sideways with the
Vatican for fear of what kind of public relations trouble such a
position could bring them.
And despite the fact this power has been seriously weakened over the
years, nevertheless like some middle aged blond bombshell actress who
has put on a few pounds and gained a few wrinkles the power of the
papacy still retains enough of a punch to be problematic for certain
players with agendas the church might find obnoxious. What's more is
the fact that in the modern informational age, at a moment's notice if
the Pope decides to get in front of a camera and issue a statement or
write a paper on a particular subject he will have no trouble whatsoever
in rousing the interest of worldwide media. Thus, like someone throwing
a stone into a lake resulting in waves that reach the furthest edges he
can effect how over a billion people think, spend their money, how they
vote, etc, etc.
Therefore, there is definitely good reason for Israel to worry about
the Pope "finding Jesus" as it were and taking up the anti-Zionist
cause. A man with his office who commands the loyalty of not just
millions, but rather thousands of millions of people spread out within
literally every corner of the globe could cause a hell of a lot of
trouble for Jewish interests if he suddenly allowed his conscience to
get the best of his mouth. One can just imagine the waves of panic that
would grip Jewish interests if suddenly the Pope started discussing
such things as Israel's involvement in 9/11 or if the Catholic world
suddenly warmed itself to the world‘s 1.5 billion Muslims and started
speaking up on their behalf. The man calling himself the successor to
Peter could certainly be a very painful thorn in the side of the
present thugs occupying the asylum for the criminally insane known as
the Jewish state if he suddenly began pondering and then acting upon
that question heard so much within certain Christian circles today,
which is "What Would Jesus Do?"
Sadly though, in the final analysis, it must-sadly-be concluded that
all the screeching and kvetching surrounding the Williamson affair had
the intended outcome, which was to make sure that the world's most
powerful Christian body (and her leader) remain just as they have over
the course of the last century when it comes to the issue of Jewish
brutality on the indigenous Semites people in the Holy Land-as silent
(c) 2009 Mark Glenn
Correspondent, American Free Press
2009-05-15 Fri 04:40:04 cdt