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Ramadan 16,1430/ September 6, 2009, # 43
See photo below of General Musharraf with the King of Saudi
Arabia and the related protest from New York Muslims.
Dr. Siddique's latest khutba in Baltimore. Which major
weaknesses of Muslims stop them from full benefit of
Ramadan? Some of this might shock you.
Scroll down to end.
From Imam Badi Ali [Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader, North
Spotlight for Ramadan: Think about the great achievements
possible in Ramadan:
1. Control of desires.
2. Restraint on egos.
3. Blocking raw appetites.
4. Staying away from anger.
5. End to emotional stress.
If all that is possible for ordinary Muslims, the emergence
of the Caliphate is also possible, inshallah.
About two days after the U.S. air strike in Kunduz, the fog
of propaganda lifted. All the 125 people killed 200 wounded
in the air strike were civilians. None of them were Taliban.
This could change the situation in the north of Afghanistan.
Please scroll way down to WAR NEWS.
Distinguished African American intellectual, Dr. Wilmer
Leon, in Maryland, uncovers the real story of Afghanistan.
Please scroll down.
CHINA's UIGHUR MUSLIMS stopped from Fasting: 20,000 Chinese
Troops in Urumqi
[With thanks to Br. Yusuf El-Irlandi, Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Reports from Epoch News, Canada, indicate that the Chinese
government carried out various strategems to make it very
difficult, if not impossible, for Muslims in Xingiang
province to fast. Steps taken included mandatory meals to
be taken during the day. Muslims seen to be fasting are
fired from their jobs.
On September 4, there were demonstrations by Chinese
Supremacist Han majority in Urumqi. The Hans called on the
government to take more severe steps against the Muslims.
Last time the Hans rallied against the Muslims, the Islamic
demonstrators fought the Hans and thrashed them. This time
the Hans were supported by the Chinese army which would not
allow Muslim counter-demonstrations.
[Ed. Note: Asif Ali Zardari, the Shi'ite President of
Pakistan, visited China and supported the Chinese
suppression of the Muslims.]
China is steadily losing the support it had around the
Muslim world. Our observers say one fifth of China is Muslim
and it is a strategic blunder by China to suppress the
Muslims by force of arms.
Important health note
Did you think only one race is lactose intolerant?
Most Adults Can't Digest Milk
Got milk? If you do, take a moment to ponder the true
oddness of being able to drink milk after you're a baby. No
other species but humans can. And most humans can't either
... If you're American or European it's hard to realize
this, but being able to digest milk as an adult is one weird
genetic adaptation. It's not normal. Somewhat less than 40%
of people in the world retain the ability to digest lactose
after childhood. The numbers are often given as close to 0%
of Native Americans, 5% of Asians, 25% of African and
Caribbean peoples, 50% of Mediterranean peoples and 90% of
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Think about it: The recent Massacre of Muslims in Nigeria
was ignored by leaderless African Americans including
The poor and the downtrodden are of no interest to many of
the well to do Muslims of America. New Trend alone exposed
the massacre of Nigeria's Muslims at the hands of Nigeria's
criminal army which is funded and armed by the US and
supported by Israel. African Americans have been so
mesmerized by the victory of Obama that they cannot see the
biggest atrocities supported by the White House. With the
complete sell out of African Americans by W.D. Muhammad and
the treachery of Siraj Wahhaj, "Imam" HaggMajid etc.,
African American Muslims are drifting and leaderless.
Without Imam Jamil, the American power structure would be
The Boko Haram movement led by Yusuf [shaheed] was right
about opposition to western cultural intervention. According
to latest reports [even on CNN], AIDS is spreading in
Nigeria and now Nigeria is number three in the highest cases
of AIDS worldwide.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges Muslims to Protest General
Musharraf's Visit to Jewish Music Center in Baltimore,
A Jamaat sister, Sis. Chekeisha El-Amin, has informed us of
this shameful new Jewish venture against Muslims: Pervez
Musharraf, former president of Pakistan, will speak on
September 29 at 8 p.m. at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
The Meyerhoff is the central show piece of the powerful
Jewish community in Baltimore. Previously it hosted
Medeleine Albright and Salman Rushdie. [Remember Jamaat
al-Muslimeen's rallies, small but potent.]
Musharraf was a tyrant and a traitor to the Muslims of
Pakistan. His intelligence service is responsible for the
arrest of hundreds of Muslims, totally innocent, now in
Guantanamo Bay hell hole. His regime "disappeared" thousands
of people. His role was key in the US assault on
His commandos, probably under US-Israeli instructions,
attacked the Red Mosque and the Women's Seminary [Jamia
Hafsa] in Islamabad.
Meyerhoff is supposed to be a center of art and
enterainment. Why would it host and honor a murderer and a
killer? There is no explanation other than Jewish hatred of
Islam and Pakistan.
Inshallah Jamaat al-Muslimeen will hold a symbolic rally
outside the Meyerhoff on September 29. All are invited.
Dr. Siddique Interviews Sis. Karima al-Amin.
Facilitated by Imam Khalil Abdur Rahman [North Carolina]
Breaking News Otis, who confessed to shooting blamed on Imam
Jamil, giving testimony before Imam's Attorney.
Muslims Launch Legal Challenge for Habeas Corpus and to
Bring the Imam nearer home from Colorado
Before he was arrested on bogus charges. A famous photo of
Imam Jamil with his son [now a grown man]
On September 3, 2009 Br. Kaukab Siddique interviewed Imam
Jamil's wife and attorney Sis. Karima al-Amin in her office
in Atlanta, Georgia. Sis. Karima just returned from a trip
to Colorado during which she and her son Khairi visited the
Imam in the maximum security prison in Florence. In answer
to Dr. Siddique's questions, Sis. Karima made the following
Br. Siddique's comments:
The government has made it extremely expensive for family to
visit Imam Jamil by imprisoning him in far away Florence,
Colorado. We have to fly to Denver and then drive to a town
next to Florence and take a hotel room there to be able to
visit him the next day.
His right to phone calls has been suspended for 60 days
because he advised his son on the phone to seel greeting
cards to raise money for his text books.
We are trying to use legal process to bring him back to
Georgia or nearby. For this we have attorneys working pro
Our habeas corpus appeal is underway. For this we
desperately need funds to pay our team of lawyers. This is
the way to re-try to case owing to its weak foundations.
Our attorney is now "deposing" Otis. This is the man who
confessed that he was responsible for the crime for which
Imam Jamil was convicted. This should have been done a long
time back. It's been nine years. This could lead to a major
break in the case.
Otis sent his confession to me and we published it in New
Trend. Unfortunately reactionary Muslim groups suppressed
the information and did not let their people know of this
major development. Otis has asked me to help the Muslims in
the Florida prison system with Islamic pictures, prayer rugs
and Islamic information.
A Ramadan Fund to help fight Imam Jamil's case has been set
up. I urge Muslims to donate $20,000 for this fund. This
should not be difficult in Ramadan. If your mosque is
collecting funds for parking lots and nice looking domes and
turrets, please stop and put your money where it will make a
difference. The Imam of America is in prison and Muslims are
busy being misled into spending money on extras or even on
the medical bills of one of their cult's leaders.
If 20 communities across America collect one thousand
dollars each, there will be enough money to carry out the
habeas corpus appeal. Why is this important? Notice that
Muslims of America, especially African Americans, are
leaderless. The government knows this and wants to keep Imam
Jamil in prison on a bogus case which should have been
thrown out long ago.
Justice Fund set up for Imam Jamil's Legal Defense Fund.
Donations should be sent to:
The Justice Fund
P.O. Box 115363
Atlanta, GA 30310
[Donations can be made by check or money order.]
[This account is not connected in any way with Kaukab
Siddique or Jamaat al-Muslmeen. It is operated only by Imam
Jamil's legal defense committee.]
Obama: Day 224
Israeli Ambassador and ISNA President at Obama's White House
New Trend Special
September 1, 2009: President Barack Obama hosted an iftar
meal to honor Muslims and the holy month of Ramadan.
Among those present were Michael Oren, the Israeli
ambassador to the USA, Ingrid Mattson, the President of a
puppet Muslim organization known as ISNA [the so-called
Islamic Society of North America] and Keith Ellison, the
Muslim Congressman the Jews trust more than they do other
President Obama made some performa remarks about the
importance of Muslims in America. He also told a couple of
stories about the achievements of Muslims in America. One
story was about a Muslim American who went and fought for
America in Iraq and was killed there. Looks like the
President made a blunder there which will offend Muslims in
America and overseas too. His Jewish advisers, like Rahm
Emmanuel and Axelrod. probably kept him in the dark about
Islamic Law which makes it haram for any Muslim to fight as
part of an imperialist non-Muslim army against Muslims.
It is understandable that Ingrid Mattson was there. ISNA is
no longer pretending to be a Muslim organization in any way
which could be linked to the Qur'an and the Hadith. She
herself worked for years as part of a missionary
organization in Hartford. Her boss was Israeli.
What is more surprising is the presence of the Israeli
ambassador. What does the terrorist entity known as Israel
have to do with Iftar? Perhaps Emmanuel and Axelrod have
convinced President Obama that Israel is a Muslim country!
After all some Arabs still live there as second class
citizens, and bedouins being exploited by Israel are Muslims
Why did Obama hold the iftar party? Isn't he the commander
in chief of the forces which are bombing Muslims in
Afghanistan and Pakistan? Isn't he sending billions of
dollars to Israel, the yearly dole or tax on Americans to
keep Israel alive? Isn't he blocking Islamic rule in Somalia
and northern Nigeria? Wasn't he pleased with the massacre of
Muslims carried out by the U.S.backed-and-armed Nigerian
It is not improbable that Emmaneul and Axelrod have
convinced Obama that Muslims are chumps. You can bomb their
Islamic schools [medressas], you can kill their leaders and
their people, you can honor their torturers like Hosni
Mubarak, but as soon as you offer them iftar, they'll come
2nd in our series
Boycott! Boycott! Boycott! Are you eating stolen dates?
Israeli Dates Connected to Anguish of Palestine: Read, Cry
Quietly and Resist Israel.
Rabbis are the enemies of humanity.
Israeli dates are already in Canadian stores in time for
Ramadan. Please check because they are packaged under
confusing names such as 'Jordanian dates' with a very small
'Product of Israel' written somewhere on the package.
With thanks to Dr. Ismail Zayid [Canada]
Israeli Jews Commit Daily Atrocities against Defenseless
Palestinians: Sample from One Day
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly
condemns the willful killing of a 15-year-old Palestinian
child by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). The attack
occurred yesterday, 31 August 2009, near the entrance of
al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah.
According to investigations conduced by PCHR, at
approximately 21:30 on Monday, 31 August 2009, IOF troops
stationed at a military observation tower inside "Beit Eil"
settlement, north of Ramallah, opened fire at five
Palestinian children who were near al-Jalazon UNRWA School,
located near the southeastern entrance of al-Jalazoun
refugee camp. One of the children, 15-year-old Mohammed Riad
Nayef 'Elayan, was wounded by three bullets to the chest.
An ambulance from Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Ramallah
attempted to reach the area. However, the ambulance was
stopped by at least 30 soldiers who prevented the medical
crew from attending to the wounded child. Meanwhile, dozens
of Palestinian civilians gathered on the spot and attempted
to help the wounded child, but Israeli soldiers fired tear
gas canisters at the crowd. The ambulance driver, Usama
Hassan Ibrahim al-Najjar, 37, was hit by a tear gas canister
to the left leg. 'Ali Ahmed Mohammed Nakhla, 29, also
sustained similar injuries
May Allah punish the leaders of ISNA like "imam" HaggMagid
and Syed Sayeed for their friendship with Rabbis. [New
Syed Sayeed's latest Rabbi is: Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
Pakistan: War News
Military Death Squads Executed 250 "Suspected" Pak Taliban
since July 13, 2009
September 3, 2009: In Swat, according to the BBC, more than
250 bodies of "suspected" Pak Taliban have been found since
July 13 when the army started bringing back refugees
displaced by the fighting. The killing seems to have been
done execution style with the persons' hands tied behind
their backs. Various Pakistani human rights groups have
exptressed serious concern that the army is retaliating for
its losses at the hands of the Taliban.
The bodies have seemingly been left behind by the army to be
"discovered" by the returning refugees. The idea seems to be
to terrorize the returnees so that they never again think of
supporting the Pak Taliban. There are indications that the
dead were "captured"by the army at random from homes from
where any resistance was directed at the army.
General Athar Abbas, the Shi'ite spokesman of the army,
vehemently denies the executions.
Islamic sources says that the numbers of those executed by
the army is probably much larger as there are signs of mass
graves in the areas "conquered" by the army.
Pak Army Clears way for NATO Re-supply: Public Resistance in
Khyber Agency hit Hard. 43 Killed.
September 1 to 5, 2009: Pakistan military launched an all
out attack on populations living in the Khyber agency [entry
point into Afghanistan] suspected of supporting the Taliban.
[See previous New Trend for attack on Torkhum military
The people here are not Taliban but many of them support a
local group known as Lashkare Islam and they carry light
weapons, mostly antiquated.
The army targeted Lashkare Islam's headquaters and smashed
it. The full weight of the military [helicopter gunships,
tanks, heavy artillery] was delivered against the local
groups. At least 43 people supporting the Laskare Islam have
At least 15 homes of local Islamic notables were set on fire
by the army. [Home destruction is copied from Israel and
violates international law.] .
The area has been cleared for re-supply of NATO. However,
the local people may now join the Taliban and learn how to
15 NATO Supply Trucks Set on Fire
September 1, 2009: In Baluchistan, at the Chaman entry point
into Afghanistan, a long line of large NATO re-supply trucks
and containers were waiting for border bureaucracy to clear
them when Pak Taliban raiders attacked. One of the trucks
was set on fire. The fire spread to other trucks. By the
end of the night, 15 of the bulky supply vehicles had been
consumed by the flames.The Pak Taliban escaped.
Pak Cadets Hit by Martyrdom Operator
August 31, 2009: In Mingora, the capital of Swat, a
martyrdom operator sneaked over the compound wall of a
police academy where Pak occupation forces were training new
recruits. As the young man blew himself up, 16 of the cadets
were killed and 8 wounded. The Pak regimime is very upset as
it had announced that the Pak Taliban in Swat had been
Sinister Attack in Hasan Abdal
September 5, 2009: Three policemen guarding a bridge at
Hasan Abdal, 50 km west of Islamabad, were killed late at
night. Looks like they were taken by surprise.
America's Political Prisoner
Dr. Aafia graduated from the finest US schools.
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is in solitary confinement:
Please send her a post card
Note that Dr Aafia is currently being held in the maximum
security wing of New York's MDC. She is in solitary confinement
and has virtually no contact with the outside world other than any
mail that people send her. She has not been allowed to meet with
any member of her family.
So, it is requested that if you can spare a few minutes, please
send her a post card or brief note. Post cards and greeting cards
are nice and do not require a return address or name and cost only
28 cents to mail in the USA.
Please do NOT discuss her case or any matters related to politics
or the legal system as that would be used against her and may not
even get to her.
PLEASE WRITE TO SISTER AAFIA.
The address is:
AAFIA SIDDIQUI #90279-054
Metropolitan Detention Center
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Swedish Daily Hits Back at Critics of Israel Organ Harvest
A Swedish newspaper provoked outrage in Israel and drew
condemnation from Sweden's ambassador on Wednesday after it
ran a story on transplant organ theft, a report an Israeli
official branded anti-Semitic "hate porn". The editor of
Aftonbladet, Sweden's largest daily newspaper, hit back
hard, at both Israel and at the Swedish envoy for attacking
his paper's coverage. Donald Boström, the Swedish journalist
whose article accusing Israel Defense Forces soldiers of
killing Palestinians to obtain their organs evoked outrage,
denied on Tuesday that he was motivated by anti-Semitism.
Afghanistan/Pakistan, Where Empires Go to Die - II
"... the Taliban insurgency has gotten better, and more
sophisticated, in their tactics" [Admiral Mullen.]
By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III
Under the pretext of responding to the September 11, 2001
attacks in America, the United and States and Great Britain
invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 under the banner of
Operation Enduring Freedom. President Bush 41' told the
American people that the US strikes were,
"...designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a
terrorist base of operations, and to attack the military
capability of the Taliban regime...we will make it more
difficult for the terror network to train new recruits and
coordinate their evil plans. Initially, the terrorists may
burrow deeper into caves and other entrenched hiding
places...At the same time, the oppressed people of
Afghanistan will know the generosity of America and our
allies. As we strike military targets, we will also drop
food, medicine and supplies to the starving and suffering
men and women and children of Afghanistan ... "
I believe that this tactic was taken by the Obama team in
order to placate the anti-Iraq contingent of the American
electorate on the left while not leaving himself vulnerable
to the "soft on defense" hawkish argument on the right. As
a campaign tactic this approach proved to be successful. In
reality, this may prove to be one of the greatest
miscalculations President Obama has made. The real question
here becomes, what's the best tactic to accomplish this end?
According to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Admiral Mike Mullen, the situation in Afghanistan/Pakistan,
"... is serious and it is deteriorating...the Taliban
insurgency has gotten better, and more sophisticated, in
their tactics..." To this end, according to the Defense
Department, as of Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 724 members of
the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and
Uzbekistan as a result of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of
those, 548 troops were killed by hostile action.
The top American commander in the region, General Stanley A.
McChrystal continues to work on a major war strategy review
and has yet to request additional troops above those already
added by President Obama. There are currently 57,000
American soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan, well below
what that commanders need to "win in Afghanistan".
The military problem is also compounded by deteriorating
political reality. As with the elections in Iran, voting
irregularities and accusations of fraud in Afghanistan are
raising political tensions and destabilizing the political
infrastructure with the country and region. What could make
the reported irregularities more problematic in Afghanistan
than Iran are the ethnic divisions that run deep within
their culture. President Karzi is a member of the Pashtun
group. The Pashtun's control the south which is a
stronghold of the Taliban. Karzai's major challenger Dr.
Abdullah's support is based in the more peaceful north,
which is dominated by Tajiks and other ethnic groups. If
the basis of disenfranchisement is perceived to fall along
ethnic lines, such divisions could be very difficult to
Since 2001, in spite of President Bush and now President
Obama's noble speeches and military tactics, the US and its
allies have not "disrupt(ed) the use of Afghanistan as a
terrorist base of operations". The US has not been able to
successfully "attack the military capability of the Taliban
regime". President Obama and his advisors should learn from
history, some ancient some modern, and not repeat it. This
is the region of the world that has never been defeated
militarily. It is where empires go to die. The Greeks,
Indians, Persians, Mongolians, British, and Russians have
tried to hold Afghanistan but never succeeded
While, according to Admiral Mullen, the insurgents tactics
have "gotten better, and more sophisticated..." US
tacticians remain mired in the same failed logic and
processes. The US and its allies could "disrupt the use of
Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations, and attack
the military capability of the Taliban regime..." if more of
the oppressed people of Afghanistan came to "...know the
generosity of America and our allies." If America actually
dropped more "...food, medicine and supplies to the starving
and suffering men and women and children of Afghanistan..."
than munitions, political as well as military conflicts
could be easier to resolve.
The problem with this solution is that those who fuel and
promote the military industrial complex in America do not
profit from the sale of humanitarian assistance. They
profit from war. You can't win by just replacing Alexander
the Greats war elephants with F-18 fighter jets and drones.
This is why, if America is not smart, Afghanistan/Pakistan
will once again be where empires go to die.
Dr. Wilmer Leon is the Producer/ Host of the nationally
broadcast call-in talk radio program "On With Leon," and a
Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Howard
University in Washington, D.C. Go to www.wilmerleon.com or
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General Musharraf with King Abdullah of "Saudi" Arabia:
September 3, 2009. The King does not want the criminal who
attacked the Red Mosque to be put on trial.
Why Is Saudi Arabia Coddling Dictator Musharraf?
It has just been announced that King Abdullah of Saudi
Arabia has sent his private plane to pick up Dictator
Musharraf from his London mansion to bring him to Saudi
Arabia for talks.
We do not understand why King Abdullah would bring
Musharraf, the Sharon of Pakistan (who together with his
crony generals sold the country to U.S. imperialism, ran
over the Constitution of the country, butchered and
disappeared the people such as Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and is the
most hated man in our country), to Saudi Arabia, unless this
meeting was arranged by the CIA.
Saudi Arabia has always been there for the people of
Pakistan, as well as the people of Palestine and of other
Muslim countries, when they needed help financially.
Therefore we are surprised at this act, which is a stab in
the back to the people of Pakistan and a conspiracy designed
to erode the solidarity that exists between the people of
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
This is an insult to the movement that struggled for the
last eight years against Musharraf to remove him as
dictator. We demand that the Pakistani government protest
this interference in Pakistan's internal affairs, as
Musharraf's situation is currently before the courts as a
serious violation of the Constitution. We also call on the
opposition parties, especially the party of Nawaz Sharif,
who had been a guest of King Abdullah in the hard times when
he had been exiled by Dictator Musharraf, to join in this
protest. Pakistan is a poor but honorable and independent
country, with laws, courts, and a Constitution, and the
feeling of its people must be respected.
We will be calling on members of the Pakistani community,
and all those who love democracy and are against
dictatorships, to come out to the Saudi Arabian consulates
We also ask the Saudi government to release the immigrant
workers of Pakistan and other countries who have been
manipulated into coming to work for high wages and then have
been arrested for being without papers, as so many
immigrants are arrested here in the U.S. We know that King
Abdullah wants to modernize his country, and the
Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum hope that the Saudi people will
be able to form a civilized government, chosen by the
people, rather than having to live under a family
Dr. Muhammad Shafique
Mr. Shahid Comrade
Ph: (+1) 917 280 0840
WAR NEWS: AFGHANISTAN
US Air Attack on Abandoned Oil Tankers Killed 125 Civilians
Wounded 200: German Military Called in US Air Force
On September 3, 2009 a Taliban group hijacked two large oil
tankers coming from Tajikistan into Kunduz [northern
Afghanistan] to supply NATO occupation forces. Both drivers
were killed in the shootout but when the Taliban tried to
drive the big tankers off the road, they got stuck in the
mud. Soon people from nearby villages gathered to look at
the tankers. The Taliban opened up the valves of the trucks,
allowed the villagers to take the expensive oil, and the
Within hours, the crowd of villagers grew to about 500 and
they kept collecting oil into the night. At about 2.30 AM on
September 4, the US air force F15Es bombed the tankers with
500 pound bombs, creating a ball of fire. The death toll is
said to be high. The Karzai group which rules Kunduz with
German military help has admitted 90 civilians killed and
more than 200 wounded.
The German military which called in the air strike claimed
right off that ALL those killed were Taliban. However, as
reports from villagers and Karzai's local officials came in,
it became clear that those killed were civilians. [The total
Taliban force in Kunduz is estimated at less than 100.]
[Taliban spokesman categorically stated that not one Talib
was killed in the air strike.]
The UN has expressed concern that the US air force did not
try to check the presence of civilians. Karzai himself is
very worried. First he put the death toll at 40 as if that
is low! The concern of both the UN and Karzai is that
finally the people of Kunduz will join the Taliban. Already
they have become much more hospitable to the Taliban than
they were last year.
For truth in media. the most important report was from the
villages where the air strike took place. Distributed by
Associated Press, it was ignored by the US media. Here it
"Abdul Moman Omar Khel, member of the Kunduz provincial
council and a native of the village where the airstrike
happened, said about 500 people from surrounding villages
swarmed the stricken trucks.
He said villagers told him insurgents had invited them to
help themselves to the fuel.
"The Taliban called to the villagers 'Come take free fuel,'"
he said, and the prospect of free fuel must have been
irresistable. "The people are so hungry and poor."
He said five people were killed from a single family, and a
man he knows named Haji Gul Bhuddin lost three sons."
[New Trend comments: Our observers say that US attacks on
civilians are not mistakes or blunders. The US does not
admit it openly on but it knows that the people of
Afghanistan support the Taliban. US attacks on civilians
should be seen as state terrorism meant to intimidate
Afghans and warn them against siding with the Taliban. The
US, with its Zionist media people and bloodthirsty
bureaucrats like Secretary Gates and General Petraeus and
"ambassador" Holbrooke do not tell Obama that they can't
intimidate Afghans. The Taliban are Islamic fighters and
terrorism by air force will only infuriate them.
Also, why is the GERMAN MILITARY in Afghanistan? The excuse
of "democracy" and "helping the Afghan people" is a very
thin veil for militarism and crusader mentality coming from
Angela Merkel [the angela of death]. There is no real
democracy or freedom in Germany. Scholars like Zundel and
Germar Rudolf and several thousand German citizens are/were
in prison for "thinking" that the Jewish story of the
holocaust is not accurate. German military using the US air
force to kill civilians and then claiming in a blatant lie
that those killed were Taliban indicates an effort to hide a
genocidal action for which Angela Merkel should be taken to
Karzai Intelligence Official involved in Torture, Rape and
Murder Killed in Taliban Martyrdom Attack
Sept. 2, 2009. At Mehterlam, in Laghman province east of
Kabul, a martyrdom operator successfully breached security,
entered a group of Karzai officials and hangers on and
killed 22 people. The target of the attack, Abdullah
Laghmani, along with three of his top 'intelligence service'
bosses, was among those killed. Mr. Laghmani was known for
his atrocities against Taliban prisoners and persons
suspected of supporting the Taliban. Earlier, he was in
charge of Karzai's administration in Kandahar where he
became notorious for the rape, torture and murder of Islamic
opponents. Kandahar is the stronghold of Mullah Omar's
Our observers say Karzai officials use religion as a cover
for supporting NATO's occupation. Abdullah Laghmani was
preparing to inaugurate a mosque when the attack took place.
The idea that one can pray and fast and still be linked to
imperialist occupation forces is not discussed by Karzai's
propaganda machine but it does discredit him and his
Latest Revolutionary Khutba
from Br. Kaukab Siddique
Major Weaknesses of Muslims Undermine Spirit of Ramadan
On September 4, 2009 Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma'
khutba and led prayers at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in
Baltimore, Maryland. The following are the main points of
his khutba for dissemination across the country. Hopefully
other khateebs will pick up these points.
Text: "Alif Lam Mim. Do people think that they will be left
alone on saying "we believe" and that they will not be
tested? We did test those before them, and Allah will
certainly know those who are true from those who are false.
Do the evildoers think they can escape Us? How ill they
judge." [The Qur'an 29: 1-4]
Text 2: The Prophet, pbuh, asked his daughter Fatima, r.a.:
"Do you love me?" She replied: "yes." "Then," he said,
pointing to Ayesha, r.a., "love the one I love." [Hadith,
Sunan of Nasai']
Ramadan is very difficult for most Muslims although we are
blessed by Ramadan and we try hard to fast.
American Muslims who embraced Islam as their choice are
especially blessed because they get their Islam directly
from the Qur'an and authentic hadith.
In most Muslim countries, however,in Ramadan Muslims keep
awake most of the night and sleep most of the day. Offices
do not open on time and close early. Work slows down and
duties are not fulfilled, all on the excuse of Ramadan.
Why is Ramadan such a hard trial for many Muslims? Why do
they seem to struggle so hard?
The main reason is that many Muslims do not fulfil their
obligatory [fard] prayers during most of the year. They also
ignore the Sunnahs. In Ramadan they try not only to fulfil
the obligations but are suddenly into nafl or taraweeh
Most of the year they hardly ever fast and then suddenly
they have to fast for 30 straight days. This would not be
difficult for us if we followed the Sunnah. The Prophet,
pbuh, used to fast on Mondays and Thursday. Sometimes he
would fast three days in a week. He would also fast on
special days in Muharram, Sha'aban and Zul hijjah. Also he
would encourage Muslims to fast to expiate their sins.
If we were trying even a little of the Sunnah, Ramadan would
be easy for us.
Then we have this problem of feasting throughout Ramadan. We
have mosques where the well to do communities have iftar
specials EVERY day. Others have community iftars on
weekends. Others have fun eating privately. Thus the month
of fasting is distorted by Muslims into a month of feasting,
making a mockery of the poverty and suffering of our poor
families in Africa, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India etc.
The Prophet, pbuh, has taught us to fill only ONE THIRD of
the stomach with food, one third with water and the rest
should be empty, but we stuff ourselves.
The Nafl prayers are followed by many as if they are Fard.
In Pakistan, when America first bombed our neighbors
Afghanistan, the general running Pakistan was afraid that
the Muslims would be provoked but nothing happened because
Pakistanis kept praying 20 taraweehs and 3 witr [as their
school of thought commanded] right through the bombing of
their Afghan family.
By contrast, the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, carried out some of
his greatest battles in Ramadan. The battle of Badr, which
was decisive for Islam, was fought in Ramadan. The Muslims,
outnumbered three t one, defeated the oppressors and killed
their great chiefs such as Abu Jahl.
Then, years later, again in Ramadan, the Prophet, pbuh,
conquered the city of Makkah which had persecuted and
disowned him. Owing to the spirit of jihad, tens of
thousands had joined the banner of Islam. Abu Sufian was
astounded when he saw the camp fires of the Islamic army
This Ramadan, let us change our lives. Stop feasting and
start caring for the Ummah. The rich feeding the rich and
growing fat is not an Islamic concept.
Part 2 of the khutba:
In the verses about Ramadan, Allah teaches us that sexual
intercourse is permitted at night. Muslims often do not read
the verses carefully and miss the words about the equality
and mutuality of the male female relationships. The Qur'an
uses a beautiful metaphor to explain this relationship in a
"They are your garments and you are their garments." [The
Qur'an 2:187] There is MUTUALITY here, not superiority or
In every aspect of the struggle and mission of Muhammad,
pbuh, women were decisively involved, all the way from
Khadija, r.a., to Ayesha, r.a., to Umm Warqah, r.a., to
Hafsa, r.a., to Fatima, r.a.
We are living in America where the family system is under
attack. The behavior manipulated by the mass media has
trivialized the attitudes men have towards women. Horrendous
crimes are being committed against women while battering of
women is hardly news.
We Muslims are influenced by the colonial history we have
undergone. We have still not accepted women as essential
partners in our efforts.
The most outrageous example of this symbolic discrininarion
occurs every Ramadan when the anniversay of Ali, r.a., is
remembered while the anniversary of Ayesha, r.a. is not even
mentioned..Ali was the son of Abu Talib who was not a
Muslim. Ayesha was the daughter of Abu Bakr, r.a. and never
What does this say about us? Ali, r.a., was of course a
great Muslim, brave and gracious. But who was Ayesha, r.a.?
Do we not know that Allah Almighty himself honors Ayesha,
r.a., in the Qur'an. Nothing comparable for Ali, r.a. Read
Sura Noor [chapter 24] The rights of women, the dignity of
women, the blessings of women were revealed related to
Religious doctrine was revealed related to Ayesha', r.a.
Read the verses about Tayyamum [ablution without water] and
what was the context of their revelation.
Ayesha, r.a., was the great teacher of Hadith. Even the
senior male sahaba came to her to find out about religious
rulings. She would be seen in her hijab in the days of Hajj
answering the questions of Muslims from all over the
Tell our daughters, wives, sisters, mothers about Ayesha,
r.a, and all the great women of Islam so that they may have
Islamic role models and not be seduced by the devil who is
busy all around us.
Dua': May Allah forgive our sins and shortcomings. May Allah
accept our fasting and our prayer. O Allah give victory to
the Islamic forces in Afghanistan against NATO, O Allah help
the Muslims of Iraq to complete their victory against US
imperialism, O Allah help the Muslims of Somalia to complete
their victory, O Allah help the Muslims of Pakistan to
defeat and drive out the agents of kufr. O Allah strengthen
the Muslims of Palestine against the Jews, the Muslims of
Kashmir against the Hindus.
Give us success in this world and give us success in the
Hereafter. Ameen. Summa Ameen.
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