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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Jamada al-Thani 6,1430/ May 31, 2009, # 26

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Spotlight #1: From Imam Badi Ali

U.S. Muslims should become creative. Why don't they sue organizations helping Israel? Why don't they sue for death and injuries of Palestinians hurt by Israeli forces and settlers funded by American Zionists?

Spotlight #2 : From Imam Badi Ali:

Muslims who have no jobs in America and see no future improvement, should go back and help the countries they came from. If they are not doing Da'wa, what's the point of staying here and being mistreated and wasting their lives?

So much in rapport with this spotlight, we have received a beautiful text from the Qur'an sent by Sis. Aqsa:

Migrate For Islam
"When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls they say: "In what (plight) were ye? They reply: "Weak and oppressed were we in the earth. They say: "Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (from evil)? Such men will find their abode in Hell: what an evil refuge!
Except those who are (really) weak and oppressed men, women and children who have no means in their power nor (a guide-post) to direct their way. For these there is hope that Allah will forgive: for Allah doth blot out (sins) and forgive again and again.
He who forsakes his home in the cause of Allah finds in the earth many a refuge wide and spacious: should he die as a refugee from home for Allah and His messenger, his reward becomes due and sure with Allah: and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.[The Qur'an 4:97-100]

Comment by Sis. Aqsa: *Note:Migration is for those for whom it is possible.

For Muslim unity, DIVORCE is a terrible evil. This is a Hadith with deep wisdom selected by Br. Kaukab Siddique to stop Muslim men from hasty actions:

" The messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah, be on him, said: "A true Muslim man should never hate his true Muslim wife. If he dislikes one of her manners, he should look at others of her ways which he likes." [Hadith in Sahih Muslim, narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a.]

A must for Muslim readers. Have you read Br. Shamim Siddiqui's book Al-FATEHA and ITS Significance? It's the best book in English on this subject. Order it for only $6 from New Trend. It is scholarly and inspiring. See an extensive review in the next issue.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
Peaceful but Uncompromising
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

Outreach: Muslims in North Philadelphia: Papers on Latest Arrests, Swat, Iraqi Girl, ISNA's "imam"
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Representatives:
Br. Aquil and Br. Tariq

May 29, 2009: Philadelphia is a big city. In its northern branch, there is a sedate little masjid attended by Bangladeshi and Pakistani Muslims. After Juma' salat, information on issues facing the ummah was given here to 88 Muslims.

The papers included info on:
  1. Nine Year old Abeer [Iraqi girl], raped and murdered by U.S. soldiers who also slaughtered her family.
  2. Swat, Pakistan: Heroic resistance by Maulvi's Fazlullah's forces stalls U.S.-Backed Pak army offensive.
  3. More than 2 million made homeless in Swat by Pak. army: plus Maulana Maudoodi's comment on Rule of Law vs Justice.
  4. Three African Americans and a Haitian Muslim arrested in New York: Role of the informer in bogus case.
  5. Role of Informer 'imam' Siraj Wahhaj [ISNA leader] who helped to imprison Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman
  6. Imam Badi Ali's Fatwa condemning Pak army action, urging Du'as for Taliban victory.
A young man ["white"] has embraced Islam at this masjid. Jamaat gifted the English translation of the Qur'an to him.
Funny moment after distribution: A Pakistani immigrant [somewhat westernized] read the info and told a bearded Pakistani standing near him: This is about Maudoodi whom you support. It has info which you don't even know..

To join the Jamaat in Philadelphia:

Jama'at al-Muslimeen in Philadelphia:
PO Box 5396
Philadelphia, PA 19142-0396
Phone: (215) 900-3828

Esteemed Linguist, Historian, Anthropologist Dies: Author of They Came Before Columbus

Van Sertima
Guyanese-British literary critic, linguist, historian, and anthropologist Ivan van Sertima passed away peacefully at his home May 25. He was 74 years old.
The author of numerous scholarly books, Van Sertima was a pioneer in releasing and studying the theory that the Ancient Egyptians were black. He wrote bestseller, They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America, achieving widespread fame and criticism for his assertions of prehistoric African influences in Central and South America.
Before immigrating to America, Van Sertima completed his undergraduate studies in African languages and literature at the University of London in 1969, becoming fluent in Swahili and Hungarian. He worked for several years as a journalist in Great Britain, conducting broadcasts to the Caribbean and Africa.
He then began a more than 30-year teaching career at Rutgers University, beginning in 1972 upon completion of his graduate studies at the New Brunswick, New Jersey institution. He served as associate professor of African Studies in the Department of Africana Studies.
In the later years of his life, he suffered from Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his wife, Maria Nagy, and son, Lawrence Josef.
His funeral service were held Saturday morning at The Riverside Church of New York in New York City.
- Janell Hazelwood

Obama: Day 127
Holy Land Foundation Sentences Outrage Decency, Morality and Justice
Supporters of HLF Divided U.S. Muslims and had no Agenda, Program or Honor

by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D., with the help of New Trend researchers.

Outside the court: From left, Zaria, daughter of Abu Bakr, Eman, daughter of El-Mazain, Noor, daughter of Eliashi. Their fathers helped the widows and children of Palestinians and were sentenced by a pro-Zionist U.S. court to outrageous sentences.

May 27, 2009: Bush used to terrorize, imprison and traumatize U.S. Muslims. He did it openly and unashamedly. Obama is doing exactly the same thing but is doing it with a smile and much talk of change and friendhship with Muslims.

Look at what happened at a U.S. court in Dallas, Texas on May 27. [Source: Palestine Chronicle.]

"A US court has sentenced the former heads of a Muslim charity to 65 years in prison for allegedly providing aid to the Palestinian group Hamas.
Shukri Abu-Baker, the charity's ex-chief executive, and Ghassan Eliashi, its former chairman, were two of five Holy Land Foundation employees convicted last year of giving more than $12m to Hamas.
"I did it because I cared, not at the behest of Hamas," Abu-Baker told a Texas court on May 27, according to a Dallas Morning News website report.
Holy Land's co-founder, Mohamed El-Mezain, who is related to Mousa Abu Marzook, a Hamas leader, was sentenced to 15 years in jail for providing aid to the group.
The others Mufid Abdulqader, the brother of Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal, and Abdulrahman Odeh, the charity's New Jersey representative, were convicted on three counts of conspiracy.
Odeh was sentenced to 15 years while Abdulqader, the foundation's fundraiser, received 20 years."

New Trend's research of the case indicates that this was an Israeli court in disguise, pretending to be American. Much of the abuse directed at the defendants came from an Israeli secret service agent whose name was not revealed but whose anonymous testimony was accepted by the court. This was a kangaroo court.

There is absolutely no evidence provided by anyone that Holy Land funds went to Hamas. The fact that two of the defendants are related to Hamas leaders is probably the reason why the court went beyond all the boundaries of law to sentence the four pious Muslims.
Hamas has never fought against America. This is not a radical group like al-Qaida or even Taliban. Why was it possible for the court to carry out such a blatantly shameless verdict against these 4 Muslims who love America and have always wanted to be part of the American system?

Here is what New Trend has found:

Treachery within the Muslim community led to alienation, division and betrayal: President Obama: Will do worse than Bush

The desire to be part of the power structure [the love of DUNYA, the attraction of Pharoah's power, the love of comfort and wealth] is so intense in ISNA-CAIR-ICNA-MAS that they keep repeating their catastrophic blunders. This time they again went with the flow and voted for Obama.

They ignore the facts on the ground. Think of this deep hostility Obama has displayed towards Muslims from January 2009-May 30, 2009: Conclusion: Muslims of America should become more sophisticated in their understanding of the American power structure. Only people with childish imaginations would think that they can go right to the top by massaging the ego of the people in power. We are 7 to 9 million Muslims in America. Unity on the basis of the Qur'an and Sunnah can make us a formidable force. We must teach our chidren. The American people are our friends. The American power structure is our enemy and is oppressing Muslims all over the world. Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, Imam Jamil al-Amin, Assata Shakur knew America.

Four hundred years of slavery and the physical extinction of ENTIRE Native peoples were the products of a power drive which can be seen today in the legitimization of the Jewish terrorist entity known as Israel, and in the re-colonization of Africa, and the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the growing assault on Pakistan.

Nine year old daughter Abeer al-Janabi, we are beginning to understand what you faced!

Letter: Re: "Inside India: Slum Dog & Dalit Voice+Advice to Hill...":

dr kaukab needs to go back probably 25 years to check out the facts of indian states. kashmir or kashmiris never wanted to be a part of pakistan; secondly the kashmiris have not taken refug in pakistan but they are unable to change their fate since they are born in POK - Pakistan occupied kashmir.
the sikhs are much more happy n prosporous than they are any where else in the world. if khalistan was a rightous movement then why didnt it get the support of the sikhs in india or accross the globe by the community itself , cos they knew it was wrong !!
christianity has flourished cos they buy poor peasants and tribals with the donations that are forcibly collected by missionary schools in towns. the poor think these missionaries are gods for them. little do they know the story behind it. having said that INDIAN CITIZEN IS FREE TO CHOOSE his or her religion, the country is not hardlined to make people follow n believe ONE COUNTRY ONE RELIGION. nobody is tortured in democracy !!! if there are utensils in a kitchen they are bound to make noise !! the so called attrocities are a farce propogated by the selfish news makers who want to read filth. the brain washed terrorists are sent in who dont even know the country or people, PLEASE WATCH DELHI 6. might do some good to u in understanding the people n life of INDIA.
-Vikas [India]

Vikas should look at this item.

Protester death sparks fresh Kashmir clashes, 25 hurt

Wed May 27, 2009 8:29

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - At least 25 people were injured in Kashmir's main city on Wednesday when hundreds of stone throwing residents, angered over a young protester's death, clashed with Indian troops, police and witnesses said.
Police fired scores of teargas shells to disperse protesters who took to streets for a second day on Wednesday in Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, to protest the death of a 20-year-old student.
The student was hit on the head by a teargas shell fired by police last week during a protest against Indian rule in the disputed region. He died on Tuesday.
Last week's protest rally was the biggest this year in Kashmir which was hit by massive anti-India demonstrations last year.
A police official, Abdul Qayum, said the injured included eight security force personnel. "The clashes continue," he said.
Tens of thousands have been killed in the disputed Himalayan region since a revolt against Indian rule broke out in 1989.
But overall violence has fallen significantly across Kashmir since India and Pakistan began peace talks in 2004, although New Delhi has imposed a "pause" in that dialogue after the Mumbai attack in November.

[By withholding these photos, President Obama has become complicit with Bush in the violation of humanity in Iraq. --Editor New Trend]
Obama: Day 128
Our America:

Iraq abuse photos depict torture, rape

Associated Press Writer
Thursday, May 28, 2009
LONDON A former U.S. general said graphic images of rape and torture are among the photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse that President Barack Obama's administration does not want released.
Retired Major Gen. Antonio Taguba, who oversaw the U.S. investigation into the abuses at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, was quoted as telling Britain's Daily Telegraph in an article Wednesday that he agreed with Obama's decision not to release the pictures.

"I am not sure what purpose their release would serve other than a legal one and the consequence would be to imperil our troops, the only protectors of our foreign policy, when we most need them, Taguba was quoted by the Daily Telegraph. "The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.

The prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib exploded after photos taken by soldiers appeared in 2004.
According to the Telegraph, the new photos depicted much more serious abuses than previously documented. One photo reportedly showed an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner and another was said to show a male translator raping a male detainee, the paper reported.
The Telegraph said the photos related to 400 cases of alleged abuse between 2001 and 2005 at Abu Ghraib and six other prisons. It was not immediately clear from the newspaper report who had seen the photos or how they might have been obtained.
The newspaper said the images in the photos were backed up by statements from Taguba's report into prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib obtained under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.

War News: Background
Iran Gave Exact Locations of Taliban Positions to U.S. Air Force

Iran supplied U.S. diplomats with the location of Taliban military units in Afghanistan after the initial bombing campaign in the fall of 2001 failed to rout them, according to former officials in the George W. Bush administration.

The Islamic regime also gave the Bush administration "really substantive cooperation" on al Qaeda after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, at one point providing Washington with a list of 220 suspects and their whereabouts, said one official, former White House National Security Council Iran expert Hillary Mann Leverett.
Leverett said that in December 2002, after the U.S. gave Tehran the names of five al Qaeda suspects it believed were in Iran, the regime found two, which they delivered to the U.S. air base at Baghram, in Afghanistan.

Help from Karach, Pakistan, for the people of Swat uprooted by General Kayani's military

May 26, 2009: A check for Rs. 10,000,000 was handed over on behalf of the people of Karachi by Jamaate Islami leader Muhammad Hussain Mahnati [2nd from left in photo] to Al-Khidmat leader Naimatullah [2nd from right in photo] . Al-Khidmat is leading the relief work in the refugee camps which have sprung up in various parts of Frontier province. The number of people made homeless through terroristic attacks by Kayani's forces has reached three million, a record in recent human history.

Jamaate Islami's relief goods are going from every major city to the refugee camps.

War News: Afghanistan: Taliban Raids in Northern Areas: U.S. Air Force Officers Killed
Tue May 26, 6:24 am ET
KABUL (AFP) - A bomb attack on US troops north of the Afghan capital Tuesday killed three soldiers and three Afghan civilians, military and Afghan officials told AFP.
The blast was near Bagram, a town about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Kabul, where the United States has its largest military base in Afghanistan, officials said..
The attack took place in Kapisa province, about 10 kilometres northeast of Bagram.

May 28

Army 1st Sgt. Blue C. Rowe, 33, of Summers, Ark., died May 26 in Panjshir Province, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Upland, Calif.

Taliban Attack U.S. Air Force Officers on the ground, on the Bagram highway to Kabul. Senior officers killed were:

May 28:

Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton II, 39, of Houston. He was assigned to the Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Senior Airman Ashton L. M. Goodman, 21, of Indianapolis. She was assigned to the 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

PAKISTAN: War Getting Hotter
Most of Swat Remains in Taliban Hands: Pak troops "control" Mingora but lose Khwazekhela: New Fighting in Buner and Dir

On May 30, General Kayani's forces claimed to control ALL of Mingora but the meaning of "control" was not clear. Fighting continued in Mingora while the Paks also conceded that "many" of the Taliban had left Mingora. Paks scored in a town called Bahrain where a local Taliban commander and 23 Taliban were killed in a Pak attack.

On May 29, it appeared that Khwazelkhela was back in Taliban control and was bombed by Pak aircraft resulting in 6 civilians killed and 15 wounded.

Our observers say, Swat is becoming another Afghanistan with the towns in Pak army control and the countryside in the hands of the Taliban. The populated areas still have 200,000 civilians and are being subjected to curfew by Kayani and cut off of fuel, food and supplies of all kinds.

Counter Attack by Taliban: Sensitive Military Intelligence Center Blown up in Lahore

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 28 (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility on Thursday for a martyrdom gun and bomb attack in the city of Lahore the previous day that killed 24 people and wounded nearly 300.

The government said the attack in a high-security area where a police headquarters, emergency services building and a military intelligence office are located, was revenge for an offensive against the Taliban in the Swat valley, northwest of Islamabad.

A militant commander loyal to Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud also said the Lahore attack was in response to the offensive in Swat.

"We have achieved our target. We were looking for this target for a long time. It was a reaction to the Swat operation," the commander, Hakimullah Mehsud, told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.

"MAJOR ATTACKS" [Taliban want to Imitate Pak Military Tactics as seen in Swat.]

Hakimullah Mehsud warned of more attacks.

"We want the people of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Multan to leave those cities as we plan major attacks against government facilities in coming days and weeks," he said.

Pak Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters after the Lahore attack that the militants were on their last legs and getting desperate. [Sounds like Rumsfeld in Iraq - Editor]

The car bomb brought down a government ambulance service building and damaged a nearby office of the military's main Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

[Pakistani reports say that a senior military intelligence officer and 12 of his junior officers were killed in the martyrdom attack. The explosion was massive and sent shock waves through the military establishment.]

Numerous Taliban attacks on police in Kohat, D.I. Khan, Peshawar and South Waziristan occurred along with back-to-back bombings in Peshawar.
Pakistani armored columns have entered South Waziristan but have not progressed. Several thousand people have left the area fearful of Pak tactics as in Swat. The Orakzai area was bombed by the Pak air force three days back

2009-05-31 Sun 19:09:15 cdt