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Sha'ban 4,1430/ July 27, 2009, # 36
See photo from Pakistan which U.S. media have censored.
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After the humiliation of Prof. Gates and President Obama's gutsy comment,
the united police force of Cambridge demanded that the President
apologize! Obama retreated rapidly and has invited the police officer
to the White House. Our friend Dr. Wilmer Leon explains how
institutional racism works and, somewhat tongue in cheek, explains how
to deal with police if you are Black [write in: if you are Muslim].
Please scroll way down,
especially if you thought America changed after Obama. "Nice" photo too.
Spotlight from Imam Badi Ali, North Carolina:
Spotlight #1: While Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are facing each
other, Israel is continuing to expand and "develop" its settler
enclaves and to raid and persecute activists and their families. The
focus should be on the real problem: Israel.
Spotlight #2: The West recognizes the emerging power of Islam and is
working on new ways of undermining Islam from WITHIN, instead of through
direct confrontation. The White House acquired Dahlia Mogahed, a woman
who wears hijab. French government, opposed to hijab, also has an Arab
woman. Overall these Muslim people who come close to the western power
structures are not there to defend Islam but to help the western powers
to understand the Muslim world so that those who are standing against
the West, labelled as "extremists," can be defeated.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [news]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Outreach: Jamaat al-Muslimeen Literature given to 200 people after
Juma' at Baltimore's Biggest Mosque
On July 24, 2009 Jamaat al-Muslimeen's literature was given to 200
people at Masjid Rahma on the west side of Baltimore city. The
congregation has grown here to about 500 people, most of them
Indo-Pakistani-Bangladeshi with a few African Americans, Africans
The literature given out included an extensive article on Iran
and the efforts of the U.S with westernized Iranians to weaken the
country. The next item was Dr. Siddique's interview with Umm Hasan,
woman leader of Jamia Hafsa/Red Mosque before it was destroyed by
General Musharraf's commandos. Also included was factual reporting on
fighting in Afghanistan which has resulted in Taliban victories
including the death of a British commander.
News of Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Shoora meeting along with a report on
Chinese supremacist attacks on Uighur Muslims, plus info on
revisionist historian David Irving's trip to America were
included in the distribution.
National Islamic Shoora Meets in Pennsylvania: Anti-Israel,
Interracial, Strongly pro-Woman, anti-War, Based on the Qur'an
On July 25, 2009, the National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen,
with delegates from across America, met in a small Pennsylvania town
adjacent to Lincoln University.
The formal presentations made at the all day gathering were as follows:
There were brief breaks for lunch and salat. Dr. Shabazz led the salat.
Keynote address by Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz on the Mis-education of U.S.
elites and the roots of supremacist & hegemonistic ideas.
Sis. Karen English on the Boycott Movement against businesses which
Imam Badi Ali on the fabrication of "American Islam" and the corruption
of Muslim groups in the U.S.
Sis. Ashira on the connection between U.S. Muslims and Africa.
Sis. 'Aisha on Police Profiling and how to stop police atrocities
against African Americans and Muslims.
Dr. Kaukab Siddique did the tafseer of Sura 2 verse 177 under
the topic" Islam integrates, indissolubly, Faith, worship, Social
Action and Jihad."
The meeting was presided over by Dr. Siddique.
Government Agents Harass Jamaat al-Muslimeen Again.
Days before the National Shoora meeting, government agents "visited"
Br. Aquil, the representative of Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Philadelphia.
Thus these agents have "visited" Jamaat representatives in three
different cities, although Jamaat al-Muslimeen has made it clear that
it works for non-violent resistance to oppression and stays strictly
within the limits of the law.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen now has a good attorney who represents not only Dr.
Siddique but the Jamaat as a whole.
It's not clear whether the government agents took the initiative to
harass the Jamaat or they were put on the trail by puppet "Muslim" or
Resolutions issued by the National Islamic Shoora of
About Our America:
Police tyranny and police crimes against the poor, the Black, and
the Muslim have become commonplace in major cities across America.
The hand of racism has emerged through the sleeve of the police
culminating in the outrage against an African American university
professor who though known as a supporter of the White House and a
critic of Africans was humiliated by an ordinary policeman because he
talked back. We condemn police atrocties and urge Americans to call for
an end to police tyranny and racism.
The education system in America needs to be overhauled so that
it is not elitist and so that it reflects the realities of the world we
live in and becomes a system for social transformation. Education as it
is supports hegemony, war and institutional racism. We urge
Americans to look critically at the education system and question
We condemn the objectification and exploitation of women in the
media. Islam brings about respect, honor and equal participation of
women in decision making. The forces of consumerism and
entertainment are undermining women's role as equal companions
of men and the nourishers and foundation for decency and morality. We
urge Americans to oppose and condemn the sexually demeaning and
exploitative use of women in American films, videos, TV and advertising
American corporate media, be it CNN or FOX or MSNBC or PBS or
NPR, have become mere tools of the Democratic and Republican parties
and are denying the American people access to the realities of the
world. For instance the non-stop storytelling about Michael Jackson
on all channels blanked out Cynthia McKinney's abduction by
Israel and her efforts to bring relief to Gaza. The anniversary of
Pakistan army's assault on the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa
[Women's Seminary] was ignored although it is the root of the war going
on in Pakistan at U.S. instigation. Let's join hands to oppose the moves
of corporate media and to create independent channels of information.
America's Muslims have been denied unity and guidance from the Qur'an
and the Sunnah owing to the efforts of the White House to create an
"American Islam." The use of puppet organizations to create the
impression that U.S. Muslims support American policies in the name of
fighting "terrorism" in Iraq, Somalia, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan,
Palestine denies Muslims here the right to express themselves. We
demand that the government stop its support for puppet
We urge the Muslim ummah, globally, and the Muslims of Amerca in
particular, to boycott businesses which support Israel directly
or indirectly. Starbucks, McDonalds, Nestle, Home Depot , Sara Lee,
Coca Cola, Estee Lauder and Timberland are among the top supporters of
the Israeli occupiers of Palestine.
The ongoing Israeli effort to cut off the entire population of
Gaza from the rest of the world is a huge crime against humanity
and an unforgivable violation of international law and Islamic law.
Gaza is the symbol of holocaust and genocide in our times. Let us unite
against the siege of Gaza.
We urge President Obama to withdraw American forces from Iraq.
Six months after Obama was inaugurated, U.S. troops, 139,000 strong,
are still stuck in Iraq. They cannot win even with the use of
overwhelming force. They are supporting a puppet regime and thus
fueling the continuation of conflict in Iraq.
We condemn the continuing U.S.-NATO occupation of Afghanistan,
the steady reinforcement of U.S. military forces in Afghanistan and the
use of B-1 and B-52 bombers and other weapons of mass destruction
against the poorly armed Taliban who are standing up for Islam and an
independent Afghanistan. The NATO attempt to engineer and install
puppets through fake "voting" in these circumstances makes a joke out
Palestine does not belong to the Jews. It belongs to the
Palestinians and to the Muslim ummah at large. Continued funding of the
Israeli war machine and the attempts to crush Islamic resistance are
futile and certainly will not lead to peace. We urge the government to
stop funding Israel if it is serious about peace.
Under U.S. tutelage and under the scrutiny of General Petraeus and Mr.
Holbrook, the Pakistani generals led by Kayani are trying to
destroy the Islamic institutions and Islamic way of life in Swat,
Buner, Dir, Bajaur, Darra Adam Khel and other areas of Pakistan.
More than three million people were made homeless by the Pakistani
military. About two hundred thousand have returned to their homes only
to find them demolished. This is GENOCIDE and the Muslim world should
condemn the Pakistani military action in clear words.
The Pakistani army's attempts to force its way into South Waziristan
and the bombing of villages there by U.S. drones are
proving futile and are spreading the war into other areas of Pakistan.
Efforts for peace and negotiation are needed. We urge the Pakistani
people to speak out clearly against the use of air attacks, heavy
artillery and tank columns against a proud people whose only
"crime" is that they believe in Islamic brotherhood and have a sense of
honor against oppressors.
The Somali people's efforts to help Islamic activists in Somalia
should not be dubbed as acts of terrorism. Somalia has the right to be
an Islamic state without interference by the U.S. and other countries.
We urge the White House to stop its demonization of Somali Islamic fighters.
Iran is being targeted by Euro-American pressure groups and
media, with the help of alienated elements within Iran. These attempts
to isolate and weaken Iran are bound to backfire as long as the
concept of Wilayate Faqih is in place. The constant hymn of hate against
Iran is inspired by Israel-related groups and should not fool Muslims.
We urge Americans to support Iran's rights as a nation and oppose Israeli
warmongering against Iran.
China's Muslims are undisputably a significant part of the
Muslim ummah. The Chinese supramacist attacks on Muslims in eastern
Turkistan have hurt the entire Muslim ummah. Further atrocities along
these lines will damage the Chinese advances and goodwill in the Muslim
world. Efforts should be made by both sides not to fall into the trap
of being used by Euro-American and Zionist groups.
India has an occupation army of 700,000 troops in Kashmir. The
Indian army has killed Muslims, raped Muslim women, burned their homes,
desecrated their places of worship. In these circumstances, the
American defense agreement with India is a slap in the face of
the Muslims of Kashmir. We urge India to withdraw from Kashmir and we
call on the American people to stop Indian atrocities against women and
places of worship.
The Muslims of India are terrorized by India's upper caste Hindus,
so much so that they are afraid of showing any support, even verbal, for
Islamic resistance anywhere. Babri masjid, desecrated and destroyed, has
not been restored to Muslims. India's Muslims are so terrorized that
they are refusing to take the bodies of the fighters who attacked
Mumbai in revenge for Kashmir and give them proper burial. We urge the
Muslims of India to unite on the basis of Islam and to demand an end
to the ban on authentic Islamic organizations like SIMI [the students'
Islamic movement of India.] Instead of following conservative [and
frighened] Muslims organizations, we advise India's Muslims to form new
organizations and work with the Dalits, Christians, Sikhs and other
oppressed people of India.
Letter: Re: ISNA has lost Islamic legitimacy: Future generations
will suffer from this failure and let down
ISNA is no longer a Muslim organization worth talking about. The locals
are also the same. They have divided the Muslims of America into the
Elite and the non-elite. The leadership is so busy trying to placate
the non-Muslim elite of this country and in inter-faith that they have
no time even to turn their heads and look at the underprivileged in the
Muslim community, who are looking at them in dismay Their fetish of the
handshake with a presidential nominee, who turned around and kicked
their behind is still fresh in our memory.
The Blacks are disillusioned already but the disillusionment of Blacks,
who are Muslim will pose a serious challenge to Islam in the future,
which our children will have to deal with. Soon the situation will be
an embarrassment for the future generations of Muslims and a bonanza
for non-Muslims, who will be ecstatic and point out the "grand hypocrisy
of Islam". If Marx was alive, he would also have a field day.
Do not waste your energies in criticizing ISNA and other Elite. Come
out with a concrete plan to tackle this problem before it is too late.
[The writer is a prominent Imam, teacher and scholar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin]
Letter: ISNA is no longer an Islamic Group but Continues to Coopt
Innocent Muslims, especially Turks
I want to thank Brs. Kaukab and Omar Afzal for their consistency about
ISNA. Finally, more Muslims are coming out and pulling their support
out of ISNA and we should recognize their efforts. I agree with Brother
Waheed, ISNA is no longer an Islamic Organization that is defending the
interests of Muslims in the USA. Br. Kaukab and I realized this in
the early 1980's and cut our membership then. In fact I resigned
from the MSA/ISNA Shura as the North Central Representative. Yet, many
people continued to support and legitimize ISNA.
After 9/11 ISNA put Islam between the FBI and the missionary school of
Hartford Seminary by selecting a Professor from this school as the ISNA
president. Thus one side of ISNA went to bed with the FBI, and other
side provided legitimacy to the Hartford Seminary to dilute Islam and
produce missionaries with money from Muslims. It is strange that two
Muslim groups from Turkey were competing on who is going to give more
money to this missionary school. While one group was offering 750
thousand dollars, the other topped this with 2 million dollars.
Br. Waheed says criticizing ISNA is not worth the time because everybody
knows that ISNA is no longer a Muslim Organization. It is true that ISNA
is no longer representing Islam. Not only have they put Muslims between
the FBI and a Missionary School, they have added another conflicting
topic among Muslims: Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr based on astronomical
calculations. However I slightly disagree with Br. Waheed. We should
talk about ISNA and expose them because they are continuously co-opting
new groups for their activities.
At their last convention (July, 2009) ISNA cleverly co-opted a Turkish
group under the banner of ISNA Turkish Symposium. Many credible Turkish
Muslims gave talks and even religious representatives from the Turkish
Embassy participated according to Milli Gazete (July 7th edition) and
other news media.
It is a fact that in recent years the number of Turkish Muslim students
in the USA is increasing. Credible Turkish Muslim newspapers wrote
glowing news about the ISNA Turkish Symposium and listed some
"prominent" Turkish Muslims. Giving talks in such a gathering will
provide a supply line of new Turkish Muslim students to ISNA. That is
why we must talk about ISNA so that it can be difficult for them to
recruit innocent Muslim students, as they have done in the past.
[The writer is a well known scholar of Islam, a former university
professor, very active in Da'wah, has produced much Islamic literature
especially on Turkey's spiritual leader Shaikh Badiuzzaman Saeed Nursi,
is aligned to the movement against war and supports Dr. Siddique's books
on Islam as well as Br. Shamim Siddiqui's book on al-Fateha].]
Letter: Let's Move Forward to Fill the Gap Created by
ISNA is lost through the eagerness of its leadership to be liberal and
accommodative with the growing elitist group. It is no longer the
platform of Muslim masses. Unfortunately, it has transgressed the trust
that people place on its mantle. That is why I had to pronounce:
Inna Lilllahey wa Inna Elahey Rajeoon"
NOW there is no organized national organization in this country to
undertake the cause of Ummah, advocate its burning problems vigorously,
introduce the Deen of Allah to the people of the land as their dire need,
be its model and present Islam as the savior of mankind in the context
of modern world.
That big gap is there and we have no choice but to proceed ahead and
fill the gap. The addressees of this letter are quite capable to
address the situation, if they resolve to do so. My humble service will
always be at their disposal, Insha Allah.
[New York City]
[The writer is a leading da'iee of Islam in America and the author of
numerous books including Al-Fateha and its Significance.]
Dr. Siddique's Response to Letters about ISNA from Prominent Muslims
ISNA has confessed that they have been in bed with the FBI for two
decades. While Muslims were being bombed, they were visiting the
Pentagon to see how well the operation was going.
The most recent ISNA convention was endorsed by the White House..
Obama's representative spoke to these miserable wretches, and ISNA
proudly published a press release about this "honor." Meanwhile, USA is
These ISNA agents want to undermine the Sunnah.
As long as people keep thinking of ISNA as Muslims and leaders, this
fitna will remain. The Qur'an considers those who do not judge by Allah's
Law as Kuffar. Check it out. If you don't find it, let me know.
Remember that ISNA has funds and the White House on its side, so ISNA's
Fitna will continue.
Now they are bringing puppet imams and Rabbis from Europe. They do not
want Muslims to oppose the worst enemies of Islam, the Rabbis.
This Fitna will not be easy to end just as Qadiyani fitna flourished
for a while because of British support. Maulana Maudoodi almost had to
sacrifice his life to stop the FITNA.
See how blatantly ISNA proclaims its ties with the worst enemies of
Islam. There is no shame in them at all, be it Syed Sayeed or
Only Dr. Omar Afzal succeeded against them when he challenged their
efforts to turn EIDAIN into Christmas type holidays.
The Reality of America if you are a person of Color.
Can you think of any country in the world where a university professor
would be handcuffed at his home by police?
(AP Photo/Demotix Images, B. Carter) In this photo taken by a neighbor,
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is arrested at his home in
Cambridge. Notice the Black collaborator in front. How would a local
Black cop not know that this is Prof Gates but he did not stop his
White colleague or express any surprise as far as we know. Why the
handcuffs on an old man who walks with a stick? Police brutality is
common in America. If this had been a Muslim, he would have been
wrestled to the ground.
Sometimes Even When You're Right, You're Wrong
"Once Dr. Gates embarrassed Sgt. Crowley, in Sgt. Crowley's eyes, he
was left with few options."
By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III [Maryland]
On Thursday July 16, 2009 after returning from a trip to China, Harvard
University scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. had difficulty opening the
front door of the home he leases from Harvard. After he and his driver
struggled with the front door Dr. Gates gained entry through the back
door of the home, shut off the alarm, opened the front door, and the
According to Cambridge Police Department Incident Report #9005127, a
neighbor called the police and reported a possible breaking and entering
at the residence. The woman "...observed what appeared to be two black
males with backpacks on the porch..." Her suspicions were aroused when,
"...she observed one of the men wedging his shoulder into the door as
if he was trying to force entry." The uniformed police officer went to
the front door, saw Dr. Gates standing in the foyer and asked him to
step out onto the porch. Dr. Gates refused.
According to the Incident Report, after identifying himself as Sgt.
Crowly and explaining that he was "investigating a report of a break-in
in progress" at the residence, Dr. Gates opened the front door and
stated, "why, because I'm a black man in America?" After supplying the
officer with Harvard University identification, the officer radioed for
Harvard University Police.
One thing that is not discernible from the Incident Report is the
demeanor of Sgt. Crowly. All too often police officers introduce
"attitude" into a situation with an aggressive or condescending tenor
and tone that can quickly escalate an already naturally tense situation.
When the element of race is injected into the equation, all too often a
simple traffic stop or investigation by the police can escalate into
confrontation. It has not been indicated by any of the reported
statements made by Dr. Gates' attorney, Charles Ogletree that Sgt.
Crowly injected any "attitude" into the situation.
This gets to right to the heart of my point. As an African American male
I have always been taught to show respect to the police, even when or
if I feel that the officer is wrong. As a survival technique, I am
teaching this to my son and I convey this to my students and all of the
other young people that I engage in my lectures. My parents and other
elders have always taught me, "an argument with a cop is an argument
you will always loose...if you don't get along with the police; you
will probably go along with the police and that's a trip you do not
want to take. Even when you're right, if you fail to comply you're
wrong. You're objective during an encounter with the police is to leave
that encounter in the same manner in which you entered it, in one piece.
You can challenge the officer later in court. " That's "Black Man - 101."
Instead of simply and calmly complying with the officers request,
showing proof that he lived at the residence, and thanking the officer
for protecting the neighborhood; Dr. Gates decided to follow the police
officer outside and berate him in front of a gathering group of people.
According to the report, "As I descended the stairs to the sidewalk,
Gates continued to yell at me, accusing me of racial bias and continued
to tell me that I had not heard the last of him."
Even after the officer warned Dr. Gates that he was becoming disorderly,
according to the officer, Dr. Gates continued to yell. "Gates ignored
my warning and continued to yell, which drew the attention of both the
police offices and citizens, who appeared surprised and alarmed by Gate's
outbursts...It was at this time that I informed Gates that he was under
arrest." Once Dr. Gates embarrassed Sgt. Crowley, in Sgt. Crowley's
eyes, he was left with few options. Sgt. Crowly may not have been right,
but that was real!
If Dr. Gates ignored the warning and continued to yell, there are very
few police officers that would allow themselves to be humiliated in
front of their co-workers and the public. The police operate from legal
as well as perceived authority. Once the perception of authority is
challenged, in their minds; they have difficulty being effective.
With the number of people who had gathered at the scene, it should be
fairly easy to determine who is telling the truth. I am sure that this
will all come out in court or through another fact-finding process.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a 58 year old African American male. He
is the director of Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and
African American Research. As a Harvard University professor he failed
"Black Man - 101" don't argue with the police unless you want a beating
and to go to jail! Has he not seen the arrest data? Has he not seen the
incarceration data? Has he failed to learn the lessons from his elders
that I have learned from mine?
Some of Dr. Gates' African-American colleagues are saying that this is
part of a pattern of racial profiling in Cambridge. Some believe that
the arrest would not have happened if professor Gates was white. These
points may very well be true and we all wish for and are working towards
the day when racial profiling is no longer a reality in America.
In 2009 in Cambridge and in most other towns in America, even with his
Ph.D., Henry Louis Gates Jr. is still an African American male in
America. The lesson to be learned from this; if you don't get along
with the police; you will probably go along with the police and that's
a trip you do not want to take. Even when you're right, if you fail to
comply you're wrong. Is this fair? No, but it's real!
Dr. Wilmer Leon is the producer/host of the nationally broadcast
call-in talk radio program "On With Leon" and a Teaching Associate in
the Department of Political Science at Howard University in
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Islamic Leader Munawar Hasan turning Tide againt U.S.-Pak
Huge Crowd in Multan
... courtesy Umeed Khan, Lahore: Syed Munawar Hasan addressing a
mass rally in Multan against American aggression while hundreds of
Islamic banners dot the crowd. The U.S. media have COMPLETELY
ignored the huge crowds he has addressed, probably because Zionist
media get their information from the secular daily Dawn and people like
Ahmed Rashid and Prof. Hoodbhoy.
July 26, 2009: After leading mass rallies in Karachi, Hyderabad and
Quetta, Jamaate Islami's ameer Syed Munawar Hasan led a mammoth rally
in Multan from Kalima Chowk to Kutchery Chowk. Hasan has united
Pakistanis on the one point agenda of: U.S. out of Pakistan.
In the Multan rally, he spoke against the evil triumvirate of Pakistan,
Kayani, Gailani and Zardari [the army chief, the Prime Minister
and the President]. Through them, America is fulfilling its program in
Pakistan, he said. He ridiculed the army's claim that it has taken
control of Swat, Dir, Buner from the Pak Taliban. He said if that is
so, the army should withdraw, let social service and charitable groups
go in, let the media go in and let the people return.
He said, America's inteference will be stopped, inshallah. He said that
we will confront America on every front by peaceful means, be it
culture, education or politics.
The JI leader also focused on the crimes commited against the people of
Baluchistan. Even the police report of Nawab Bugti's murder has
not been written, he said. Hundreds of Baluchis have disappeared in
government custody, he said, and the government is sitting on
Touching on government plans to raid Islamic schools [medressas] in
southern Punjab, he called on Shahbaz Sharif, the Nawaz Sharif group,
to speak about the deadly explosion in a medressa in Mian Channu
which was apparently engineered by the regime to give it an excuse to
raid medressas in Punjab.
About India, he said the regime is ignoring Indian interference while
claiming that it has evidence of Indian agents operating in Pakistan.
Why doesn't the government lodge at least a symbolic protest with India
or withdraw its High Commissioner, he asked.
The massive gathering was addressed by a whole list of speakers,
including Dr. Waseem Akhtar, the ameer of Punjab's Jamaate Islami.
Islamic Leadership in Swat-Buner-Dir is Alive and Well: Muslim Khan
speaks to Media
July 23, 2009: Muslim Khan, the famous leader of Pak Taliban in
Malakand called media from an undisclosed location to say that the
Islamic leadership cadre led by Maulvi Fazlullah [known as the
lion of Swat] is alive and well. He vigorously denied the Pak military
claim that the Maulvi had been injured in a Pakistani air strike.
He added that the military committed the terrible crimes of driving
millions of people from their homes simply to please America and to get
large sums of from the West. He said the Pak Taliban are totally
committed to Islam, Pakistan and armed resistance to tyranny.
Muslim Khan also played a pre-recorded message from Maulvi Fazlullah,
about a fews days old, asserting his will to contiinue his resistance
to the U.S. backed military till Islamic Law [Shar'ia] is established.
[Meanwhile on July 24, Pakistan announced that it has arrested Maulana
Soofi Muhammad, the father-in-law of Maulvi Fazlullah. Maulana Soofi is
the leader of the peaceful movement for Shari'a law. He had not
participated in the fighting when Kayani invaded Swat. He was living
peacefully in Peshawar and has been arrested along with his three sons
and his security chief.]
The military started a powerful smear campaign against Muslim Khan
after his message came out, accusing him of being a child killer!
2009-07-29 Wed 20:03:06 cdt