News  #  1316
[ Click on NEWS for back issues ][ OUR BOOKS ][ Previous Issue ]

Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Mohurram 10,1431/ December 27, 2009, # 60

Something is being concealed in the corporate media's coverage of the flt.253 terror scare. Please scroll all the way down.

Pakistani society is at the crossroads of traumatic change. Cultural imperialism has successfully penetrated the country. What is in store for women? Farhan Noor of Pakistan's Critic Magazine has put it in the form of thought provoking questions. Let's see how you would answer them. [This is relevant to other Muslim countries too.] Please scroll way down.

New Trend's Islamic leaders of the year GLOBALLY:

1. Syed Munawar Hasan, Ameer of Jamaate Islami Pakistan, for leading a peaceful movement which has blunted US intervention in Pakistan. He brought out masses of people in each Pakistani city as part of the AMERICA GO campaign.

2. Khalid Misha'al, political leader of Hamas in exile in Damascus, for his flexibility, balance, political understanding and ability to thwart Israeli moves in spite of the great pressures on Hamas.

From Imam Badi Ali [Jamaat al-Muslimeen North Carolina]

Spotlight: America is at the brink and none of its leaders have the ability or the courage to pull it back. Look at the wars, the blind support for Israel, the collapse of the family system, random fornication, blatant adultery, proud homosexuality, media control, unending funding of the rich, the exploitation of women and children, the arrogance of military power, the racism. This world power is going down and its commanders are so mediocre, they can't pull it back.

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

Islamic Scholar Among Top Level Mathematics Professionals who Visited China

Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [ ], Endowed Chair Grambling University, Louisiana, was the only Muslim and one of only two African Americans who visited China as part of a delegation of mathematicians in December. The delegation was given an extensive tour of Chinese universities. Dr. Shabazz was able to visit Chinese mosques and for prayers at a priminent mosque in central China.

There are millions of Muslims in China and their presence is often quite visible in the numerous mosques.
We congratulate Dr. Shabazz for this new connection created between US Muslims and Chinese Muslims. [He has just returned home from China.]

Akmal Shaikh, British Muslim Facing Immediate Execution in China: We Urge phone calls to the Chinese Embassy

[Excerpted from Brit media.] "The family of a British man who faces execution in China in less than a week begged today for his life to be spared.
Akmal Shaikh is due to be executed on 29 December after being convicted of heroin smuggling. His family claim a drugs gang exploited his mental illness to trick him into smuggling 4kg of heroin into China.
Efforts to save the life of Shaikh, 53, from north London, have intensified after the Chinese supreme court rejected his plea for clemency and upheld the death sentence yesterday.
Gordon Brown has written to the Chinese authorities pleading for the sentence to be set aside and today, in his first interview since a date for the execution was set, Shaikh's brother told the Guardian of the family's trauma.
Akbar Shaikh, 60, said: "We are begging the Chinese authorities to show compassion ... and mercy. Basically I'm here begging for his life to be spared."
Shaikh was convicted in November 2008 of drug smuggling and sentenced to death. He was originally arrested in September 2007 in Urumqi, north-west China, as he arrived in the country."

Please call without delay. Be polite and accurate.

Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
Address: 2201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20007
Tel: (202) 338-6688, (202)5889760
Fax: (202) 588-9760

US Muslims Remember Israel's Criminal Assault on the People of Gaza

Gaza Anniversary: Sis. Anisa Abdel-Fattah of the National Association of Muslim Women [NAMAW] gave a timely call for a moment of silence on December 27 at 6.30 PM in memory of the Israeli genocide in Gaza last year.

The call went out on a national level. May Allah reward the sister for keeping the ummah aware and awake.

Khutba on Mohurram

New Islamic Year Begins with Promise of Struggle against Oppression & Signs of the Coming Victory of Islam

The new Islamic year 1431 began on December 18, 2009: Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave this juma' khutba on the occasion: Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen was packed with worshippers but the main points of the khutba are summarized here for countrywide distribution, inshallah:

Text for Khutba: "The vanguard of Islam - the first of those who gave up their homes, and of those who helped them, and also those who follow them in all good deeds - well pleased is Allah with them as are they with Him; For them has He prepared gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever: That is the supreme triumph." [The Qur'an 9:100]

4 young men embraced Islam.
Imam Musa Moblizes Support for the Family of Imam Luqman Abdullah [Shaheed]

Text: "The women of the mujahideen's families, for the men left behind in jihad, are like their mothers, and any attempts at sexual bad behavior with them are strictly forbidden." [Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Sahih Muslim, kitab al-imarat.]

On December 25, 2009 speaking at Masjid al-Islam in South East Washington, DC, Imam Musa devoted his juma' khutba to the martyrdom of Imam Luqman Abdullah who was killed by federal agents in Detroit, Michigan.

Imam Musa, a famous African American leader, urged the audience to remember the very unique and special place Allah gives to martyrs as proven in the verses of the Qur'an. To share in some of these blessings, he said, we can help the family of the shaheed in its daily struggle and in its legal defense.

Imam Musa quoted at length from the books of Hadith to emphasize the blessings which come from helping the family of the shaheed. All the hadith he quoted were authentic narrations from the collections of Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi, Abu Dawud, Nasai and ibn Maja.

The masjid was full of devoted Muslims, men and women, almost all of whom have embraced Islam, not Muslims by birth, and given up the western way of life. Many of them are young. Our observers say that Imam Musa has been blessed by Allah to bring so many young men into Islam from one of the most rugged areas of south east Washington.

The imam has an interesting sense of humor. In between quoting Hadith, he made fun of George Bush and Obama. He was helping Muslims to put these false gods out of their systems.

He also made fun of Muslim lackeys of the government who are using Masjid Dar al-Hijrah in Falls Church, Virginia.
[Ed. note: Among these lackeys are bootlickers like Johari Abdul Malik and Mahdi Bray who have given up the values of Islam to sell out Muslims.]

Imam Musa noticed that Dar Hijrah and many other communities have been heavily infiltrated by "snitches" [informants] who betray Islam at every opportunity.

After the Juma', Imam Musa personally served food to to those who had lined up to eat. This is a refreshing example in contrast to other masjids where only women serve and/or prepare the food.

While funds were being collected for Imam Luqman's family, four young men embraced Islam after being questioned and taught by one of the leaders of the Masjid.

Timbuktu: The Hidden Glory of Islam in Africa: Learning Opportunity for Young People

As Salaamu Alaikum, Greetings of Peace.

First time the exhibit on Timbuktu is going on the road. The curators, management, and leadership of International Museum of Muslim Cultures, Jackson, MS have worked hard for last eight years first to establish the Museum and now taking the exhibit on the road.Please view, post, and distribute the attached flyer and the poster to announces the coming of an exciting exhibit entitled: "THE LEGACY OF TIMBUKTU:WONDERS OF THE WRITTEN WORD"

With financial and moral support from many local donors, the NC Humanities Council, and UNC African Studies Center, and the efforts of Cultural Enrichment Services, Inc., insha-Allah, presentation of this exhibit will be a reality. Please mark your calendar with the important dates listed on the flyer. Plan to bring your class, family, friends, and neighbors to share in this experience. Pass the Word!

If you are a teacher or know a teacher needing to earn CEU credits, go to to learn how you may explore this exhibit and earn credits. You may also register and participate in a discussion that centers around the film - Caravans of Gold - with Barbara Anderson, professor of African studies at UNC-CH.

If you are looking for activities for your children during the winter break, register them for "Find Your Way to Timbuktu" , an activity scheduled for 12/29/09 at 2:30 p.m. at the library.

Remember, Timbuktu was known not only as a center of learning, but its scholars were known as 'peace makers' or 'scholars of peace'. Please attend the panel discussion on 1/24/2010 to learn more about Timbuktu's legacy of literacy and peace.

There is so much to gain and enjoy!

I personally appreciate the hard work and dedication of my dear sister Okolo and brother Turk, the staff at the International Musuem of Muslim Cultures, and the efforts of Cultural Enrichment Services, Inc. May Allah bless them and may their efforts blossom everywhere.

Was Salaamu Alaikum,
Imam Ali Siddiqui
California Muslim Institute & Center for Interfaith Studies
2001 Range Ave, Suite 26
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Attachment(s) from

2 of 2 File(s)

Final Flyer Timbuktu_Letter_Size[1].pdf
Poster Timbuktu_11x17[1].pdf

Books, Books, Books: Islamic Teacher & Scholar Offers his best Asset to our Readers: Muslims must Start Reading

Mohtram Kaukab, Bhai, Assalamu Alaikum

Including my name in your choices list inclines me to offer the only asset that I have got in this world, the books that I humbly contributed, for the benefit of your devoted workers and the readers of New Trend at lower than cost price for energizing the Movement against ZULM [oppression] and building the Team of Da'ees in American perspective. I was in search of an occasion to offer and you provided the opportunity to do it now. May Allah bless your efforts and Barakah in your health.

1. The Commitment                  50
2. Methodology of Dawah            75 +
3. The Dawah Program               10 +
4. Dawah And Its Objective         10 +
5. The Greatest Need of Man        25 +
6. Looking for the Book of Wisdom  10 +
7. Al-Fateha & Its Significance    50
8. Provision  for Akhirah [Hadith] 10
9. The Revival                     10 +
[NOTE: Added "+" are subject to availability in the stock]

Shamim Siddiqi [New York]

In Memory of Israel's Operation 'Cast Lead" Against Gaza
by Mark Glenn [Idaho]

In light of the 1-year anniversery of Operation Cast Lead, let us adopt the motto of Israel and her supporters of 'Never Again/Never Forget' and keep alive the memory of the deliberate holocausting of thousands of innocent non-Jewish civilians. Let us also keep in mind that everything that took place was all part of Israel's insane religious ideology and until we all come to grips with this fact we will continue dealing with bloodshed and murder.


Women and their "Modern" Rights: Pakistani Women at the Crossroads
by Farhan Noor.
[Farhan Noor is Editor of Critic Magazine -- a socio-economic quarterly, by the students, for the students of Pakistan. Email: | URL:]

There is a women-rights crisis in Pakistan; from abusive chauvinists and cultural adulterations of religion to slow, outdated, useless judicial process and legal system-the plight is endless. Fortunately, there are people who genuinely care. Unfortunately, there are also people who apparently do but factually don't-and these are the people/NGO's funded by foreign donor agencies having ratified U.N.'s CEDAW. Their operations in Pakistan will only serve to replace one kind of evil with another, and worse. Any person who believes prostitution and abortion is a woman's right, is not a woman's friend. We could disclose their identities, but wont. You can see for yourself who these people are. These are the people who talk about "safe sex" practices in "Red-Light zones" and consider semi-nude parading of their kind in the name of "fashion", "arts", and "culture" as "liberating", "empowering", and "modernizing". Our stance is in return simple: shutdown the 500,000 and growing brothels in Pakistan, ban sale of pornography in DVD shops, censor sexual-objectification prevalent in advertising, and make Education easily accessible and viable option for all girls in Pakistan. Then, and they only, the beginning of renaissance can truly begin.



Who is qualified enough to declare a certain thing to be a woman's right, and on what basis? Is it Religion (God)? Is it Science? Is it the U.N.?Or is it the cooperation of all three? In case of latter, who do you think should have the veto-power? Why?

Pakistan ratified the U.N proposed Bill of Rights for women called as the Convention for Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on 12 March 1996. This Charter calls for women empowerment, gender equality and an end to gender discrimination by advocating for decriminalization of prostitution (Article 6 & Article 11-1c), legalization of abortion (Article 12) and homosexuality (Article 5a), "liberation" of womenfolk from responsibilities of motherhood (Article 11-2c), and the discouragement of single-sex schools (Article 10c). Scientific studies and empirical evidence however suggest that each proposed woman's right is in fact a human rights abuse. Even all the major religions hold strong reservations against the propositions. Yet, 90 countries from all around the world are its signatories, whereas most interestingly, America, regarded as the champion country for democracy and human rights, and the one who actually helped prepare the Charter in the first place, have refused to ratify it and constitutionalize it in their country!


What future do you see for women in a decade from now keeping in view the fact how CEDAW is regarded world over as the reference guide for female gender rights?

Article 6: States Parties shall take all appropriate measures, including legislation, to suppress all forms of traffic in women and exploitation of prostitution of women.
NOTE: Does this mean that CEDAW seeks to suppress the "exploitation of prostitution" but not the prostitution itself?

Article 11-1(c): The right to free choice of profession and employment , the right to promotion, job security and all benefits and conditions of service and the right to receive vocational training and retraining, including apprenticeships, advanced vocational training and recurrent training
NOTE: Prostitution is regarded as a form of labor in many countries. By saying that a woman has the right to "free choice of profession and employment", any country can legalize prostitution based on this Article.

Article 12: States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women in the field of health care in order to ensure, on a basis of equality of men and women, access to health care services, including those related to family planning .
NOTE: On May 14, 1998, the CEDAW Committee criticized Mexico for "the lack of access for women in all States to easy and swift abortion " and recommended "that all states of Mexico should review their legislation so that, where necessary, women are granted access to rapid and easy abortion ;" on January 28, 2002, the Committee urged Uruguay to "to amend its legislation on pregnancy termination;" and as recently as January 14, 2005, the Committee pressured Paraguay to decriminalize abortion .

Article 5(a): To modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women, with a view to achieving the elimination of prejudices and customary and all other practices which are based on the idea of the inferiority or the superiority of either of the sexes or on stereotyped roles for men and women
NOTE: January 27, 1999, the CEDAW Committee told Kyrgyzstan it "recommends that lesbianism be reconceptualized as a sexual orientation and that penalties for its practice be abolished." (Kyrgyzstan, 27/01/99, U.N. doc. A/54/38, par. 128.)

Article 11-2(c): To encourage the provision of the necessary supporting social services to enable parents to combine family obligations with work responsibilities and participation in public life, in particular through promoting the establishment and development of a network of child-care facilities
NOTE: Why is there so much stress on the establishment and development of "networks" of child-care facilities but to "liberate" womenfolk from the responsibilities of motherhood?


What is it to be a woman who a man can never be? Or is she also about excelling in businesses and bringing food to the table?
In other words: what is the feminine niche? How is she, in terms of roles and responsibilities, any different from man, difference that makes any woman, a woman? Or is she also all about working in factories and earning bread and butter for the family, like man?


One hotly contested topic in the issue of women's rights is the right to a social life and practical intermingling of genders. Urban Feminists have a point when they call for women to partake in the socio-economic and political life of a society. There is no doubt whatsoever in anybody's mind that women have as much right as any man to be a part of any decision-making process; that is not an issue. What else is not an issue is their right to hold offices of importance in private or public sector. The real issue is the formulation of some kind of mechanics or code of conduct whereby men and women can interact and intermingle with each other without having to compromise on social values. For what we have seen in western "permissive" societies where gender-intermingling is allowed and has no boundaries, in universities, at workplaces, in markets, at public recreational centers, or even in religious spaces, certain devastating kinds of socio-economic ills have sprung up, most notably: teenage pregnancies, rape, and sexual harassment. Cultural critics refer to the phenomenon as the "rape-culture". It is therefore no surprise that every 2.5 minutes a woman is raped in U.S. and every 8.6 minutes in U.K; that almost 40-60% of women are sexually harassed at their workplaces; that 83% of girls in grade 8-11 were sexually harassed at schools in 2002; and that 82% of the total 422,197 births under the age of 20 in 2004 were from non-marital relationships. Unfortunately, while the intentions and the attempt to socialize women were good, the results however have been bad. This makes it clearly obvious for a need to develop some sort of a system in which women can socialize without the fear of being hurt.

What sort a system in terms of social etiquettes, moral codes, and more importantly civil & criminal laws can you imagine which will enable and facilitate the intermingling of genders in the most practical and beneficial way? What can a man do from his side, and woman from her side, while the Government on their side to facilitate such kind of a system?


Advertising is singularly cited as the main reason for the degradation and dehumanization of the female gender. Pro-feminist cultural critics such as Robert Jensen and Sut Jhally accuse mass media and advertising of promoting the "objectification of women" to help sell goods and services. Naomi Wolf believes that even seemingly innocent and harmless depiction of womenfolk in advertising or plain physical attractiveness is in itself problematic. John Stoltenberg goes so far as to condemn any sexual fantasy that involves mere visualization of woman as wrongly objectifying. It seems, for postmodernist feminist theorists, the roots of evil lies in the "gaze". When readers of magazines are turning pages and come across an advertisement involving a "sexy model", they stop, and gaze at it, before moving on. They even turn their magazines sideways and look at it from every angle. The same is true for viewers flipping TV channels and only pausing if a sexually-charged commercial or a program is on air. Even everyday pedestrians turn their heads around and gaze at women walking past them till the very last minute possible, and so do car-drivers and their favorite billboards. Taxi-drivers and rickshaw-walas also keep photos of their favorite actresses and models in their pockets while other members of the lower-stratum buy cheap filmy newspapers majoring in colorful pictorial content! What more, our youth also seek the same pleasures while browsing pornographic websites on the internet and buying x-rated videos besides watching countless hours of Cable TV. Everywhere you go, sexual imageries of women are on casual offer for consumption. These imageries continue to bottle up in the minds of men and when they cannot find a legal outlet for it (by getting married) they either hire prostitutes or rape girls, molest, assault, tease, or in the least, fantasize about it. Furthermore, even educated and professional women at multinational organizations are not spared from physical and emotional sexual harassment on daily basis. Little is wonder why the female gender is now regarded as the "sex-class" because of all the uncalled-for emphasis on female face and body, and their dressing, be it in: advertising or fashion industries, modeling houses, in music videos run on MTV, entertainment shows on Cable TV, pageantries, and so on. Even female athletes are subjected to wear less and less of clothing, which is tighter, shorter, and glamorous i.e. "sexy". While Jeane Kilbourne believes sexual objectification leads to violence, Dr. Eileen L. Zuberiggen, chair of the American Psychologist Association, and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, states: "We have ample evidence to conclude that sexualization has negative impacts in a variety of domains, including cognitive functioning, physical and mental health, and healthy sexual development." The solution, according to Wendy Shalit, author of 'A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue' (1999) is to return to pre-sexual revolution standards of sexual morality. Do you agree? If so, then what pre-sexual revolution standards of sexual morality, relevant to our own culture and economics, should be re-adopted?

(Available Online at
Dr. Eileen L. Zurbriggen, chair of the APA Task Force and associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in a statement. "We have ample evidence to conclude that sexualization has negative effects in a variety of domains, including cognitive functioning, physical and mental health, and healthy sexual development."
Cognitive and Emotional Consequences: Cognitively, self-objectification has been repeatedly shown to detract from the ability to concentrate and focus one's attention, thus leading to impaired performance on mental activities such as mathematical computations or logical reasoning (Frederickson, Roberts, Noll, Quinn, & Twenge, 1998; Gapinski, Brownell, & LaFrance, 2003; Hebl, King, & Lin, 2004). In other words, thinking about the body and comparing it to sexualized cultural ideals disrupted mental capacity.
In the emotional domain, sexualization and objectification undermine confidence in and comfort with one's own body, leading to a host of negative emotional consequences, such as shame, anxiety, and even self-disgust. The association between self-objectification and anxiety about appearance and feelings of shame has been found in adolescent girls (12-13-year-olds) (Slater & Tiggemann, 2002) as well as in adult women.

Mental and Physical Health: Research links sexualization with three of the most common mental health problems of girls and women: eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression or depressed mood (Abramson & Valene, 1991; Durkin & Paxton, 2002; Harrison, 2000; Hofschire & Greenberg, 2001; Mills, Polivy, Herman, & Tiggemann, 2002; Stice, Schupak-Neuberg, Shaw, & Stein, 1994;Thomsen,Weber, & Brown, 2002; Ward, 2004). Research also links exposure to sexualized female ideals with lower self-esteem, negative mood, and depressive symptoms among adolescent girls and women

Experts tell us that children who have been molested often live with depression, eating disorders and low self-esteem, all of which, negatively impact the quality of their lives. Guess what? A team of psychologists recently reported that exposing prepubescent girls to a media culture that teaches them to be prematurely sexual is also strongly associated with depression, eating disorders and low self-esteem. Rosa Brooks, in the Los Angeles Times, wrote that capitalism is "busy serving our children up to pedophiles on corporate platters."

Sexuality: Frequent exposure to narrow ideals of attractiveness is associated with unrealistic and/or negative expectations concerning sexuality. Negative effects (e.g., shame) that emerge during adolescence may lead to sexual problems in adulthood (Brotto, Heiman, & Tolman, in press).

Attitudes and Beliefs: Girls and young women who more frequently consume or engage with mainstream media content offer stronger endorsement of sexual stereotypes that depict women as sexual objects (Ward, 2002;Ward & Rivadeneyra, 1999; Zurbriggen & Morgan, 2006). They also place appearance and physical attractiveness at the center of women's value.
Impact on Others and on Society: More general societal effects may include an increase in sexism; fewer girls pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); increased rates of sexual harassment and sexual violence; and an increased demand for child pornography.


It is said that women are actually embarrassed and ashamed of their own gender and this gender-equality mantra is really an attempt to become man-like more than anything else. American singer Madonna and the opening lyrics to her song 'What it Feels Like for a Girl' seems to agree. She says: " Girls can wear jeans, and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots, 'cause its okay to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading, 'cause you think being a girl is degrading ." We know that when a man dons a dupatta, or a frock, a mini-skirt, a sari, or wear jewelry, he is labeled a Hijra , but when women wear t-shirts and jeans, they are instead called 'modern'. Further, we also never find any man staying back at home, doing household chores, and looking after the children, without being called a 'bum'. On the contrary, women who take on professional careers, side by side with men, are instead hailed as 'empowered'. Again, whereas men will never act emotional and sensitive, or caring, like women, in fear of being called 'sissy', women will nevertheless seek to become all macho and muscular, as depicted in movies these days (Charlie's Angels for instance). Is it true that women despise womanhood and are loosing their femininity by trying to look, feel, and act like men? Why not?

Differences or Discrimination? Is Truth Sexist?

According to Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Center, Cambridge University, there are big differences between the male and female brain which he explained in his book 'The Essential Difference: Men, Women, and the Extreme Male Brain. Baron-Cohen shows that this distinction arises from biology, not culture. Below are a few findings noteworthy of discussion:

Cell Numbers: Men have 4% more brain cells than women, and about 100gms more of brain tissue.

Cellular Connections: Even though a man seems to have more brain cells, it is reported that women have more dendritic connections between brain cells.

Corpus Collosum Size: It is reported that a woman's brain has a larger corpus collosum, which means women can transfer data between the right and left hemisphere faster than men. Men tend to be more left brained, while women have greater access to both sides.

Language: For men, language is most often just in the dominant hemisphere (usually the left side), but a larger number of women seem to be able to use both sides for language. This gives them a distinct advantage. If a woman has a stroke in the left front side of the brain, she may still retain some language from the right front side. Men who have the same left sided damage are less likely to recover as fully.

Limbic size: Bonding/nesting instincts - current research has demonstrated that females, on average, have a larger deep limbic system than males. This gives females several advantages and disadvantages. Due to the larger deep limbic brain women are more in touch with their feelings, they are generally better able to express their feelings than men. They have an increased ability to bond and be connected to others (which is why women are the primary caretakers for children - there is no society on earth where men are primary caretakers for children). Females have a more acute sense of smell, which is likely to have developed from an evolutionary need for the mother to recognize her young. Having a larger deep limbic system leaves a female somewhat more susceptible to depression, especially at times of significant hormonal changes such as the onset of puberty, before menses, after the birth of a child and at menopause. Women attempt suicide three times more than men. Yet, men kill themselves three times more than women, in part, because they use more violent means of killing themselves (women tend to use overdoses with pills while men tend to either shoot or hang themselves) and men are generally less connected to others than are women. Disconnection from others increases the risk of completed suicides.

The results of the scientific research explain why men and women excel at different kinds of tasks. For example, men tend to do better with tasks requiring more localized processing, such as mathematics, while women do better at integrating and assimilating information which aids language skills. Doreen Kimura writes in Scientific American: "Men and women differ not only in their physical attributes and reproductive functions, but also in many other characteristics, including the way they solve intellectual problems" (2002). The author further states: "... from observations of both human and nonhumans that males are more aggressive than females; the young males engage in more rough-and-tumble play than females and that females are more nurturing. We also know that in general males are better at variety of spatial or navigational tasks.

The "father" of sociobiology, Edward O. Wilson, of Harvard University (Wilson, E.O. - "Sociobiology". Harvard University Press, 1992), said that human females tend to be higher than males in empathy, verbal skills, social skills and security-seeking, among other things, while men tend to be higher in independence, dominance, spatial and mathematical skills, rank-related aggression, and other characteristics.

THINK ABOUT IT: A Possible Way Forward?

Q7. YES or NO Questions

In this section you are required to either support or negate the following point of views. State your stance and arguments clearly.

Our America: by Kaukab Siddique

Media Blitz After Nigerian Muslim Allegedly tries to bring down Airliner

December 25-27, 2009. Almost as if at a signal, US media have burst into a flood of speculation about Umar Farouq Abdul Muttaleb, a 23 year old Nigerian who allegedly tried to blow up an airliner on its approach to Detroit.

It goes against all the rules of war to publicize an enemy's successful breakthrough in spite of stringent security precautions. In any war, such incidents are not publicized because they would give comfort to enemy forces. Nine eleven we could understand because the targets were the most important in America and large numbers of people could see the towers collapsing. It couldn't have been hidden.

But why this three day long media blitz over an incident in which no one was killed and the plane survived with minor or negligible damage? Zionists like Larry King cancelled their weekend to come on the air and fuel the spculation about what might have happened. The President of the USA had his fun filled holiday in Hawaii interrupted to be told of this tragedy which didn't happen.

Looks like we are back in the era of George Bush when all kinds of stories could be bandied about on national TV ["nuclear bombs in suit cases" and other wonders of the Zionist-Jewish imagination].

No inquiry has been carried out but already the entire issue has been discussed in detail on every cable TV channel pouring into homes across America.

NOT ONE CRITIC was invited who would oppose the media's line. NOT ONE ISLAMIC critic was invited, not even a Tom.

People in war time are seen as provocateurs or enemy agents if they spread news of enemy action which would scare or demoralize the population. What kind of war is this in which the government and its allied corporate-zionist media want the people to be scared.

Very quietly security measures could have been tightened. With the media blitz, every American senses great danger and helplessness. Does this mean the government is planning Bush type repression against Muslims?

Why are Yemen and Nigeria being highlighted as potential enemy populations?

Did al-Qaidah in Yemen send the Nigerian youth? If we look at what the US is doing in Yemen, the possibility of reprisals is not far fetched.

Here is the Yemen slaughter carried out by US surrogates:

'US aided' deadly Yemen raids . 64 killed include 23 children, 17 women

quotes from al-Jazeerah follow:

The US provided firepower and intelligence to help the Yemeni government launch a series of deadly raids against suspected al-Qaeda bases in the country, the New York Times has reported.
Barack Obama, the US president, approved the military and intelligence support after receiving a request from the Yemeni government, the newspaper reported late on Friday, citing officials familiar with the operations.

'Many more killed'

Residents of Abyan said that there was no al-Qaeda training camp in the area and that the raids had destroyed several homes.

Ali Mohammed Mansour, who said he helped bury the dead in a mass grave, said that the community was only 100 metres away from a main road and 2km from an army base.
Abbas al-Assal, a local human rights activist who was at the scene, said 64 people were killed, including 23 children and 17 women.
"The government wants to show the world that it is serious in pursuing al-Qaeda elements and that the south of Yemen is a refuge for al-Qaeda. That is not true at all," al-Assal told the Associated Press by telephone.
Mohammed Hazran, Abyan's deputy governor, said that 10 al-Qaeda suspects were killed in the attack, including Mohammed Saleh al-Kazemi, a Saudi who had resided in the country since fighting in Afghanistan.
He was imprisoned in Yemen for two years before being released in 2005.

'Grave mistakes'
A provincial security official said that "grave mistakes occurred in the operation due to failures of information, which led to a large number of civilian deaths".
"If [al-Kazemi] was wanted, why didn't the authorities come and arrest him all this time?" he said.
Al-Qaeda fighters are thought to be living among tribes that have raised concerns with the central government, especially in the northeast of the country.

Hussein Shobokshi, a columnist for Asharq Al-Wasat newspaper, told Al Jazeera that al-Qaeda fighters were working with members of the Houthi rebel group, which is fighting the government in the north of the country.
"Ideologically they are very different, however, in a very Machiavellian way they have decided that joining forces would definitely increase the effectiveness of the military campaign against the Yemeni govenment," he said from Beirut.
Yemen's government has in recent months ordered a series of deadly raids against Houthi fighters in the north of the country, as well as a growing separatist campaign in the south of the country.

The assailant is Nigerian. Few Americans know what happened in Nigeria this summer. Hillary Clinton went to Nigeria to support the murderous Nigerian military's slaughter of Muslims. The news was censored by US media. Here is what we published.

Nigerian Army attacks Mosques, Schools, homes, Slaughters 600 Muslims: Islamic Leader Muhammad Yusuf Challenged Westernization.
Armored Division Let Loose on unarmed/poorly Armed Muslims: Religious Establishment Silent

Special New Trend report

From July 27 to 30, 2009 Nigeria witnessed some of the most brutal scenes in its history. For decades, the Nigerian military has been trying to crush Islamic challenges to its policies of westernization and links with Israel but this one broke all records of military brutality.

An Islamic leader named Yusuf, from the city of Yobe, called on the people of Islam to stop the westernization of Nigeria. He got a great response and the Islamic movement he led set up mosques in 4 cities with its headquarters in the city of Maiduguri way up in the northeast. The military saw the emergence of this new force as a threat to its links to the U.S. and Israel.

The president of Nigeria, nominally a Muslim, signalled the army to go ahead with the massacre of Muslims while he left the country for a trip to Brazil. An entire armored division was set in motion to attack the Islamic movement in Kano, Bauchi, Yobe and Maiduguri. In Kano, the brutal regime demolished the major mosque where the Islamic people would meet. In Maiduguri, the Islamic people defended the mosque with whatever they could pick up, like sticks and stones, daggers and machetes, even bows and arrows. These were no match for the military's ruthless use of machine gun fire followed by mortars, artillery and tanks.

The people gave their lives willingly and the army, parts of it secularized, Christian and animist, had no qualms in slaughtering the Muslims. At least 500 Muslims were killed by the army, at least 100 in the mosque which Yusuf attended in Maiduguri. This mosque too was demolished. They didn't have a chance as the kafir military broke into the prayer area.

In Bauchi, the Muslims responded by attacking government offices, police buildings and churches before the army arrived to crush them. In northern Nigeria, the regime has been setting up churches funded by western powers and giving property to southern Christians to dilute the 100% Muslim population.

The religious establishment in Nigeria is firmly in the hands of the government. "Muslims" get elected to high positions but these upper class Muslims never protest when the army kills poor Muslims. These rich Nigerians are the sort of Muslims the Egyptian president Mubarak has on his side. When Mubarak kills Muslims, al-Azhar supports him; Al-Azhar condemns the Islamic movements like al-Gamaa. The same is now happening in Nigeria.

The Nigerian government has launched a big propaganda campaign to cover up the brutality which the army has inflicted. The Islamic movement is being labelled "Nigerian Taliban," a term which could also show the Ameirican-Israeli hand behind this action. The religious establishment is not questioning the government but is claiming that those killed by the army were "not Muslims." [Compare with Swat, Pakistan where the Pakistani generals claim that the mujahideen are 'Indian agents."]

Part of the propaganda was that the Islamic movement had abducted 180 women and children. Even BBC and al-Jazeera reported this, but as the report continued, it noted that the 180 were the wives and children of the men defending the mosque. In such situations, the Islamic victims have no media and their enemies can say whatever they want.

Late news: July 30: The Nigerian military announced that the Islamic leader Muhammad Yusuf was captured and SHOT DEAD WHILE IN CUSTODY. This is a crime under any law and the Nigerian military commander should be brought before an international tribunal.

July 31: A direct report from Nigeria broadcast by NPR says that many of the leaders of the "Nigerian Taliban" were university people who sacrificed their careers to join Muhammad Yusuf to stop the advance of western materialism.
[Editorial comment by New Trend. The world media are controlled by the Zionists. They do not mention the suffering of Muslims regardless of how terrible it is. In December 2008, New Trend noted the Nigerian military's slaughter of Muslims in the central Nigerian city of Jos. At that time, the U.S. media were going through the orgy of out-of-context reporting on Mumbai, India. Not a word about Jos was said. Stacks of Nigerian bodies did not create a stir.
Seven months later Human Rights stated that the Jos massacre did take place.
On the positive side, it is evident that a VERY STRONG Islamic thrust is emerging in Nigeria. It is coming from the poor and the oppressed. The terrible brutality of the Nigerian army is not enough to smash the Islamic movement. It's only a matter of time before the Islamic forces will be dominant. Many more Yusufs will emerge, inshallah.]

NOTE: The entire three portions of this series is included in my book, The Mother of All Battles. For the month of December 2009, Uruknet readers, as well as those on other sites, will receive a discount for the 400-page book. The price is $20 per book. When ordering, mention this offer. For non-U.S. readers, the postage is $12.95. I can fit two books into each USPS Priority envelope. This postage is a one-price limit for any amount of what can be put in the envelope. If two people want to order the book, each can pay for the book and have them shipped in one envelope, making the shipping cost half of what it would be if only one book was inserted. Just click on the link following the picture of my book below to order.

Saddam Hussein's Greatest Legacy: December 2003 to December 2006

Malcom Lagauche
December 25, 2009

As we approach the third anniversary of the assassination of Saddam Hussein at the hands of agents from the U.S. and Iran, we must remember the legacy Saddam left after he was kidnapped. His steadfastness and integrity equaled these same traits he possessed while he was the president of the country. This is part three of a three-part series. It is an excerpt from my book The Mother of All Battles: The Endless U.S.-Iraq War.

After Saddam's execution, the press had a field day in analyzing and editorializing the incident as well as Saddam himself. Most were writing well out of their league and their ignorance of history showed. Because most U.S. readers do not know the history of Iraq, the scribes' words were taken as true.

The theme of many articles was that justice was not achieved because Saddam was hanged for a lesser crime than the major ones assessed against him. The "progressive" writers wanted to see him tried for gassing incidents so they could tie together U.S. involvement with the "misdeeds" of Saddam Hussein. Article-after- article mentioned Rumsfeld's visit to Iraq in the 1980s and said the U.S. gave Iraq the technology for Iraq's WMD programs during the Iran-Iraq War, however, not one questioned the reason for the war. They all blamed it on Saddam and wrote as if Iran was a benign and aggrieved country. Also, not one writer mentioned that Saddam was quickly hanged before the gassing incidents could come to court. Many people accuse Iran, not Iraq of gassing the Kurds at Halabjah. If Saddam was dead, these items could not be addressed, so the truth behind the myth of "gassing his own people" went to the grave with Saddam. Further, not one mentioned that Saddam's Iraqi attorney, Khalil al-Dulaimi, the only defense lawyer able to speak in the courtroom, had been approached twice in the previous year by Iranian agents who tried to persuade him not to mention Halabjah at the trial. On his first encounter, in Jordan, he was offered $10 million to keep the subject off the agenda. Later, in Paris, the Iranians upped the ante by offering him $100 million. The only way to keep the subject away from public scrutiny was to kill Saddam on bogus charges. Shortly after he died, the court dropped the genocide charges against Saddam Hussein.

But, in most of the reporting, a visible part of history was missing. At the same time Saddam Hussein and Rumsfeld met, Iran was killing Iraqi soldiers and civilians with missiles supplied by the U.S. The U.S. had already made the deal with Iran to sell them missiles and other military material, with Israel getting the obligatory 10% for being the middleman. Iraq and Iran were both supplied by the U.S.

After Saddam's execution, some writers mocked him and again, re-wrote history. In "So Long to 'Our Tyrant,'" Andrew Cockburn stated in Common Dreams on December 30, 2006:

Though he was expelled from Kuwait and his economy wrecked by sanctions, Hussein was allowed to survive because Washington for a time continued to believe that he was useful as a bulwark against Iran abroad and militant Shiism at home in Iraq. When that policy was discarded by the neoconservatives after the 9/11 attacks, the dictator's days were numbered.

Cockburn, of all people, should know that after Desert Storm, many plots to get rid of Saddam emerged.. For instance, even Scott Ritter, once head of the U.N. inspection team, stated that the goal of the U.S. personnel on the inspection contingent was to overthrow Saddam. He admits that he was part of the scheme.

John Simpson of the Sunday Times relayed more historical revision in his piece "Tyrant Met His End with Fortitude:"

Every important step he took was a disaster, from the attack on Iran in 1980 which started a hugely debilitating war that lasted for eight years, to the foolish invasion of Kuwait, which brought him into open conflict with his former friends, the Americans. Yet he knew how to appeal to ordinary people across the world. He was hated by most of his own people, but loved by the poor and disinherited of the rest of the Arab world.

He ruled Iraq by relying on the Sunni minority. His ministers were mostly Sunnis and so were most senior officers in his army and police force. Tens of thousands of Sunnis died as a result of his repression and the wars, but since his overthrow by the British and Americans in 2003, Sunnis have tended to identify more closely with him.

The glaring mis-representation in this piece is the depiction that his ministers, the officers in his army and police force consisted mostly of Sunnis. In fact, 60% of the Republican Guard officers were Shi'ite. As were two-thirds of the Iraqi ambassadors assigned to the U.N. during Saddam's tenure. Iraq's mouthpiece to the world in March and April 2003, Mohamed Sahaff (the Iraq Information Minister) was Shi'ite. In the infamous deck of 55 playing cards created by the U.S., 35 individuals were Shi'ite. Plus, Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi foreign minister, was a Christian. Justice could have been better portrayed if Simpson took a few minutes to research facts before he made such erroneous allegations.

In the article, "Rule of Noose," in The Nation of December 31, 2006, Bruce Shapiro wrote:

If Iraqi executioners have a particular expertise with the gallows, it is because Saddam gave his country so much practice. Hanging, shooting, gassing, beating, Saddam and his agents were masters of them all. Saddam, depraved and sadistic, was the polar opposite of the banal bureaucrat evil Hannah Arendt famously saw in Adolph Eichmann.

Shapiro packed much rancor into such a short span of words. "Depraved and sadistic" stick out. I doubt that Shapiro has an education and background in psychology, but he tries to dissect Saddam Hussein's brain. On December 30, 2006, the only "depraved and sadistic" Iraqis we saw were the ones who taunted Saddam and those who pulled the lever for his hanging.

On the other hand, some articles contained realistic information. According to Robert Dreyfuss, in his article, "The Consequences of Killing Saddam," in The Nation, December 31, 2006:

An overwhelming majority of the Sunni Arab population of Iraq now supports the resistance, and its intensity is likely to grow significantly in the wake of Saddam's death. Earlier this year, 300 Sunni tribal leaders met in Anbar to issue a demand that Saddam Hussein be released from prison, just one indication that support for the former president of Iraq was widespread. "The execution of Saddam means that the flame of vengeance will be ignited and it will hurt the body of Iraq with unrecoverable wounds," a Sunni tribal leader told the New York Times.

Michael Boldin spoke of the lies and deceit of the U.S. administration in his piece "Saddam Was Right and Bush Was Wrong," published online by on December 30, 2006:

The non-existent weapons of mass destruction weren't the only falsehood. There were the phony uranium purchases, lies about al-Qaeda training camps in Iraq, mobile weapons labs, and drones that were going to attack the East Coast of the U.S.

Remember the lies about babies being thrown out of incubators? The propaganda started years ago. Even the claims of Saddam's brutality are suspect. Why? Because most of these claims come from the same people that have already discredited themselves.

Boldin is one of the few writers who went right to the core of the problem of the demonizing of Saddam Hussein. If those who accused Saddam of myriad atrocities had been exposed as liars about virtually every aspect on Iraq, how could they transform themselves into purveyors of truth in describing Saddam Hussein and his regime?

Al-Quds of al-Arabi assessed the situation in a logical manner. Its editor, Abdel Bari Atwan, told Aljazeera News:

Arab public opinion wonders who deserves to be tried and executed: Saddam Hussein, who preserved the unity of Iraq, its Arab and Islamic entity and the coexistence of its different communities such as Shi'ites and Sunnis ... or those who engulfed the country in this bloody civil war?

The pundits had a great time writing about Saddam Hussein's execution. Many work for huge publications with limitless resources for research, yet they chose to re-hash old discredited information and add a few new untruths as well.

These represent only a few statements made in the Western press. But, in newspapers from Brazil to Russia, from India to Indonesia, from Pakistan to Venezuela, and many other nations, the media were much kinder to Saddam Hussein and the barbaric end he experienced.

Many Western observers are not aware that Saddam Hussein was well-regarded in much of the world. Brazilians remembered that thousands of their countrymen were recruited by Saddam to build the advanced highway and bridge systems that once crisscrossed Iraq. Egyptians did not forget that more than two million of their countrymen owned and worked land in Iraq prior to January 1991. Indians did not forget the reciprocal dealings with Iraq and how the Ba'athists gave support to Indian causes. The Lebanese remembered the dozens of Iraqi trucks that showed up daily at the Lebanese border during that country's civil war. They were laden with food and clothing for any Lebanese person in need. The convoys' recipients included all Lebanese, not a certain faction of those battling in the civil war. Most Palestinians display a picture of Saddam Hussein on their walls. Over the years, many nations have temporarily supported the Palestinian cause, only to withdraw aid once threatened by the U.S. Saddam Hussein, even during the embargo years, supported the Palestinians with no exception, while other Arab regimes did not want to get involved because they did not want to upset their puppeteers in Washington and Tel Aviv.

It didn't take long for the world to see how quickly the bogus court that tried Saddam became unraveled. On March 9, 2007, the headlines for Al-Jazeera News read, "Saddam Judge Flees Iraq." Raouf Abdel-Rahman was the judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein, Barzan al-Tikriti (Iraq's former intelligence minister) and Awad Hamed (former head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court) to death. All were hanged.

Abdel-Rahman was the second judge on the trial in which the defendants were accused of crimes against humanity for the execution of 148 people from the city of Dujail in 1985. The first judge, Rizgar Amin, resigned. He accused the U.S.-allied Iraqi officials of scripting the trial for him. When Abdel-Rahman came on board, the so-called trial turned into a fiasco. He constantly kicked the defendants and their lawyers out of the court room. He made public statements before the end of the trial in which he stated that Saddam was guilty. When a defense witness came forth with a video tape showing how the head prosecutor, Jaafar al-Musawi and a prosecution witness, Ali al-Haidari had lied, Abdel-Rahman confiscated the video tape and had the witness, along with three other defense witnesses, arrested and tortured.

When the appeals court turned down the request of Saddam's defense team about the death verdict, Abdel-Rahman had to set an execution date within 30 days of the appeal verdict. Saddam was hanged within four days, on the date of the beginning of a Moslem holiday.

For a few months, Abdel-Rahman relished in his image as a no-nonsense, tough judge. The truth differs. He stood against everything a judge is supposed to represent: to find the truth. He lied and he was a fraud. He was brave while he was protected by the U.S. Army in the Green Zone, but once the hangings were conducted, it appears that Abdel-Rahman must have lost some of his protection. He fled to Great Britain.

There is one aspect of this mockery that is confusing. Abdel-Rahman asked for "political asylum" in Great Britain. Political asylum is usually requested by citizens of countries in which they are not allowed political, social or religious rights that other citizens enjoy. Abdel-Rahman was a product of the quisling Iraqi government. He was right in the middle of all the shenanigans and violence the pretenders thrust on Iraq. Why did he ask for "political asylum" when he was a mainstream player in the sordid politics of Iraq?

It is probable that there were many Iraqis who were offended by Saddam Hussein's show trial and hanging and some were probably picking up the stench of Abdel-Rahman's scent. Even the U.S. and the Iraqi stooges would have been unable to give him enough security to ensure that he would be alive at retirement age.

Abdel-Rahman may have been the temporary victor because of his actions in an unfair Iraqi courthouse that led to the hanging of Saddam Hussein. But, in death, Saddam Hussein won the battle against him as Abdel-Rahman made a secret and cowardly exit from Iraq.

At the time of the writing of this book, a very ill Tariq Aziz is being tried on false charges. Out of nowhere, Abdel-Rahman reappeared in Baghdad. It appears that no one wanted to be the judge who orders the hanging of Aziz, so the quisling Iraqi government made a deal with the person who handed down Saddam Hussein's death sentence. It will be interesting to see Abdel-Rahman's actions after the trial. He may well return to England for his extended vacation.

Saddam Hussein knew how his life would end, but he was well aware that his legacy would be part of the equation that will resurrect Iraq. He never sold out, not even at the end when he was offered chances to be freed from prison. He knew that if he sold out, he would have sold out Iraq.

Long after his execution, Saddam Hussein still gained ludicrous press coverage. On the first anniversary of the hanging, two British newspapers ran stories about the one-year anniversary.

On December 31, 2007, the British daily newspaper, The Telegraph, ran an article called "Few Gather to Remember at Saddam's Tomb." It was written by Akeel Hussein and Colin Freeman. Here are a few statements:

On the first anniversary of his death, however, the final resting place of the man whose last words were "Iraq is nothing without me" shows little sign of becoming the shrine many feared it would ...

... Yet the supporters who gathered to commemorate by laying flowers and reading the Koran numbered only in the dozens, not the hundreds of thousands that Saddam's deluded ego might have expected ...

This pieces is a horrible example of journalism, especially coming from such an established newspaper as The Telegraph. The tone of mockery is normally never seen in a feature article. Plus, the inaccuracies are glaring. Even from Saddam's naysayers I have never seen the last words attributed to him that this stooge tag-team wrote. However, the facts are true: only a few dozen people showed up at Saddam's grave.

Now, let's go a few miles across London and see how The Times handled the same story. Deborah Haynes and Ali Hamdani collaborated on the article "Thousands Prevented from Visiting Saddam Tomb on Anniversary of Execution" that was published on December 30, 2006.

Let's take a look at a sampling of this article:

A handful of Saddam Hussein supporters wept at his graveside in a village north of Baghdad today on the first anniversary of the toppled dictator's execution, while thousands more were prevented from visiting the tomb because of heightened security ...

... "The anniversary of the execution of the martyred President Saddam Hussein is a sad one and hurts all honorable Iraqis," said Um Marwan, age 40, who was leading a delegation of women to the burial site.

"You cannot compare Saddam to Maliki or Talabani who are hiding in the Green Zone," she said.

In the nearby village of al-Dawr thousands of people had planned a demonstration to condemn the execution followed by a march to Saddam's graveside, but their movement was restricted by an indefinite curfew imposed from Saturday, said Selam al-Abid, a former guard to Saddam.

Two stories used basic facts (and some fiction on the part of The Telegraph) in depicting the first anniversary of Saddam Hussein's murder. However, only one stated why there were so few people at Saddam's grave.

If Saddam Hussein is a spent force in Iraq, why does the U.S. and its quisling allies keep people from visiting his grave? They are cowards with absolutely no integrity and can only function surrounded by tanks and enough military hardware to incinerate the entire country of Iraq. So much for "bringing democracy to Iraq."

Since the publishing of my book, the Iraqi quislings have gone even further in keeping people away from Saddam's grave. According to an article in Al-Jazeera News of July 6, 2009, titled "Iraq Bans Visits to Saddam's Grave:"

The Iraqi government has banned all organised visits to the grave of Saddam Hussein, the country's former leader who was executed in 2006.

The government issued the order on Monday after some schools began arranging trips for their pupils to visit the site in Saddam's native village of Al-Awja, outside the northern town of Tikrit, a government statement said.

... Thousands of Saddam's Sunni Arab supporters regularly visit the site to commemorate the former leader with poems and songs of praise.

Many also visit to mark the anniversaries of his birth and death.

Buried alongside him are his two sons Uday and Qusay, who were killed in a US attack in the northern city of Mosul in July 2003.

If Saddam Hussein is a spent force in Iraq, why does the U.S. and its quisling allies keep people from visiting his grave? They are cowards with absolutely no integrity and can only function surrounded by tanks and enough military hardware to incinerate the entire country of Iraq. So much for "bringing democracy to Iraq."

NOTE: The entire three portions of this series is included in my book, The Mother of All Battles. For the month of December 2009, Uruknet readers, as well as those on other sites, will receive a discount for the 400-page book. The price is $20 per book. When ordering, mention this offer. For non-U.S. readers, the postage is $12.95. I can fit two books into each USPS Priority envelope. This postage is a one-price limit for any amount of what can be put in the envelope. If two people want to order the book, each can pay for the book and have them shipped in one envelope, making the shipping cost half of what it would be if only one book was inserted. Just click on the link following the picture of my book below to order.

The Mother of All Battles is available. To order, please click on this link:

2009-12-28 Mon 20:35:17 cst