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Safar 28,1431/ February 13, 2010 # 7
500 Taliban face 15,000 US troops in Marja, Helmand
province, Afghanistan. 30 to 1.
See latest war news below.
Warning to Pakistan and Iran: This research is the tip of
Muslim leaders must understand the real US strategy behind
Obama's smiling face. Pakistan and Iran are facing great
danger. The situation is deadly serious but Pakistani
rulers, getting contracts from the US, do not realize that
they are expendable. New Trend researcher Sis. Abigail's
work is only for those who have the moral courage to face
the terrifying reality. Inshallah Islamic leaders will give
this work their serious attention.
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See 5 interesting letters below including a brilliant one
about women from Sis. Sofia in New York.
Please keep scrolling down.
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Invitation: Jamaat al-Muslimeen invites you to join our
Jamaat works within the limits of the law by peaceful means,
organizing non-violent resistance to the forces of
oppression. To join us as member, supporter or sympathizer,
write an introductory letter, giving your Islamic
experience, street address, phone number and email to the
Jamaat address above. Write it c/o Sis. Ashira, Secretary
General of Jamaat al-Muslimeen and call 443-869-5233 with a
message for sis. Ashira.
From Imam Badi Ali [Jamaat al-Muslimeen North Carolina]
Spotlight #1: Muslim countries have become vast prisons for
our ummah. The prison complex has emerged owing to: 1.
Poverty. 2. Ignorance. 3. Desire 4. Doubt.
Spotlight #2. A Muslim leader in Gaza said that he would be
willing to have a Palestine on the borders of 1967. The
language is not different from that of Fatah which sold out
to Israel. These people don't know their religion. Islam can
never see OCCUPATION as a STATE. The question of the
acceptance of Israel as a legitimate entity does not arise
for Believers in the Truth from Allah.
Spotlight #3: Israel is the enemy of Islam and Muslims, be
it the Arabs or the non-Arabs, but the government controlled
media under Arab tyrants are spouting hate and incitement
against Shi'as. Our oppressors want to create enemies for
us. For years they taught hate against Saddam Hussain, now
they want us to hate Shias. The focus should be on Israel.
Don't let the enemies of ALL Muslims make us fight each
Outreach: Jamaat Literature given to 61 Muslims in Newark, Delaware
In spite of bad weather, Jamaat al-Muslimeen reached out to
Muslims after Juma at the islamic Center in Newark,
Delaware. The literature included news of the 5 US Muslims
betrayed by CAIR and now struggling for their rights in a
Pakistani prison with the support of Khalid Khwaja, famous
human rights activist. It also included Br. Kaukab's khutba
on Haiti and Pat Robertson as well as Br. Badi Ali's
teachings about the evils of grinding poverty.
Most of the Muslims here are Indo-Pakistani with a few
African-Americans and Arabs.
outreach #2: Khutba on Jesus, pbuh, Real Christians and
the Process of Charity in Islam. Heavy Snow Removed.
February 12, 2010: Congratulations to the community of
Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen that they held the Juma khutba
although the side streets and sidewalks were clogged with
snow. Sis. Fatima [from Kenya] provided a new heater. A
famous Baltimore artist who embraced Islam after Br.
Kaukab's last Khutba, donated a good amount for heating. A
young sister who embraced Islam after a previous khutba by
Br. Kaukab is working for the prison system and refused to
take off her head cover. After months of back and forth, she
has retained her job and her headcover.
Br. Kaukab Siddique, Khutba: Summary. Br. Kaukab spoke
about REAL CHRISTIANS. He said we must look for them as the
Qur'an has blessed them. They often do not know that they
are Muslims in all but name. We love, believe in, honor and
study Jesus, pbuh, as part of Islam.
We should tell Christians that the mujahideen in
Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Kashmir, Palestine do not fight
against anyone's religion but against the oppressors and
occupiers who have usurped our countries and exploited our
hospitality and decency. Jews used to be protected by
Muslims but they turned around and grabbed Palestine, he said.
Br. Kaukab condemned the false concept of Judeo-Christianity.
He said the Jews betrayed Jesus, pbuh, and tried to crucify him.
Charity in Islam does not mean simply writing checks and
collecting millions of dollars, Br. Kaukab said. We must
help the people to stand on their own feet, not become
permanent basket cases. Mother Teresa did much charity but
could not change Calcutta. It is still under grinding
poverty. By contrast, Imam Khomeini changed one of the most
corrupt and pro-Israel countries into an independent Islamic state.
The celebrities in America collect millions for Haiti but DO
NOT CHANGE THEMSELVES. Aftet crying over Haiti, they go back
to their partying, drugging, drinking, fornicating. More
than 200,000 people are lying dead in Haiti only a few miles
from our shores and no US leader of note has cared to visit.
Nothing changes with these million dollar collections.
By contrast, Br. Kaukab said, look at the Prophet, pbuh, at
the battle of Khandaq, digging the trench along with his
companions, r.a. They had tied a stone each to their
stomachs to ward off hunger. He, pbuh, had tied three stones
to his stomach and worked more than anyone else.
O Allah, help our masjid to unite the Muslims of Baltimore
and the Muslims of America under the banner of the Qur'an
and authentic Hadith.
Press Release from Kaukab Siddique, Ameer of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Hail the victory of the Islamic revolution in Iran
Feb. 11, 2010: Imam Khomeini's revolution has completed 31
years. Iran has succeeded in remaining an independent
country uncontrolled by imperialism and zionism. The poor
and the oppressed masses of Iran who had been ignored by the
unlamented Shah of Iran have a good share in the resources
of Iran. I had the honor and blessing of meeting Imam
Khomeini, Ayatollah Taleghani and his illustrious daughter
Azam Taleghani, Ayatollah Montazeri and many other
luminaries of the Islamic revolution. I love the Islamic
people of Iran for their love of Allah and His messenger,
pbuh, and the family of the messenger..
It's a shame that the US holds fake elections in Iraq and
Afghanistan under the guns of its occupation forces and
presents these frauds as real elections and then tries to
denigrate and condemn the genuine elections in Iran.
President Ahmedinejad is a man of the people, simple and
open in his ways. He has massive public support, as today's
huge rallies show, but is being presented in America's
corporate media in unreal and insulting ways.
Iran has made many mistakes during these 31 years. The worst
of these was the continuation of the war against Iraq when
it was no longer necessary. Iraq came to be seen as the
'enemy.' The results were strategically harmful to Iran not
only in the big losses suffered on the Iraqi frontline but
later in participation in UN-US sanctions on Iraq. Today
Iran stands isolated and is able to survive only owing to
the moral energy and Islamic power which was generated by
the masses linked to Imam Khomeni's line of
Remember those heady days when Imam Khomeini put the FATWA
on Rushdie who had insulted Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Ayesha
Siddiqa, r.a. and all the sanctities of Islam? Remember
Ayatollah Montazeri's support for the mujahideen in
Afghanistan? Those were the chances of global Muslim unity.
By contrast we see today, pro-American groups active in Iran
insulting the current leader Ayatollah Khamene'i. We see
genuine opposition too feeding off the weaknesses of the
governmental authorities. People like Dr. Ibrahim Yazdi
should not be arrested or mistreated. These are the voices
of genuine dissent pointing out serious errors of the
The entire Muslim world should support Iran's efforts to
become self-sufficient in its nuclear program. Israel is
urging America to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. America
is holding off because it thinks targeted sanctions and the
growing opposition groups within Iran will bring Iran to its
knees. Remember what was done to Iraq? Iran gives the
impression that it wants to link up with America after its
nuclear program is accepted. That would be a strategic
blunder even greater than the war with Iraq. Imam Khomeini
understood that an alliance with America would take Iran
back to the days of the Shah. Don't ever think that America
will accept an Islamic Iran. The Zionists' tentacles are
squeezing the life of independence and decency out of America.
Finally, I urge Iran to stop the propaganda against
"wahhabis." This blind antagonism is doing tremendous harm
to Muslim unity. The people who are actually fighting
against Zionism and Imperialism on actual battlefields [not
rhetoric] are those who strictly follow the Qur'an and the
authentic Hadith. The term "wahhabi" is a Zionist
concoction. Iran should drop this hate filled term. By
releasing the son of Shaykh Osama and other Muslims with
him, Iran would gain more support than any of its sectarian
supporters can produce.
Our America [Canada's military is helping NATO occupy Afghanistan]
Canada's Corruption Comes out: Air Force Commander Murdered
Sexually Assaulted Two Others
Col Williams oversaw Canadian Forces Base Trenton
Source: BBC February 8, 2010
The commander of Canada's largest air force base has been
charged with the murder of two women and the sexual assault
of two others, police said. Col Russell Williams, 46,
appeared in court a day after his arrest. He was held in
custody and will appear again by video on 18 February.
One woman was found dead in her house in November and the
other was reported missing 11 days ago.
Col Williams oversaw logistical support for missions to
Haiti and Afghanistan.
He was appointed commander of Base Trenton in Ontario -
Canada's busiest air force hub - in July.
Det Insp Chris Nicholas, of Ontario Provincial Police, said
Col Williams was arrested on Sunday.
We are certainly tracking the movements of where this man
has been over the past several years
Det Insp Chris Nicholas
He was charged with the first-degree murder of Jessica
Lloyd, 27, a resident of Belleville, Ontario.
She was reported missing on 28 January and her body was
found on Monday, police said.
He was also charged with the murder of Marie Comeau, a
38-year-old corporal found dead in November at her home in
Authorities began investigating him after police canvassed
motorists for information on 4 February.
They linked the two murders to one suspect on the basis of
similarities between the cases, and did not expect to make
any more arrests, police said.
Col Williams was also charged with forcible confinement,
breaking and entering and sexual assault dating from
Police were continuing to investigate his past.
"We are certainly tracking the movements of where this man
has been over the past several years and we're continuing
with our investigation," Det Insp Nicholas said.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Lt Gen Andre Deschamps, said an
interim commander would be appointed, pending the outcome of
A biography on the Canadian Air Force website said Col
Williams had enrolled in the Canadian Air Force in 1987 and
gained his wings in 1990.
Our America #2
Understanding "Good Jews" Who criticize some Israeli Actions
and Sympathize with some Muslims: Rebuttal of Ms. Rafia
Zakaria's Attack on Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
In an article titled "The 'other' Jewish Lobby," attorney
Rafia Zakaria attacked Dr. Aafia's cry of agony against
American Jews and Israel. Ms. Zakaria wrote:
"The irony of Dr Aafia's allegations against Jewish jurors
is exacerbated further when one considers the fact that
Jewish American activists and lawyers have been at the
forefront of ensuring that those imprisoned in Guantanamo
and other terrorism suspects are produced in courts of
"Simply put, even as Dr Aafia casts aspersions on the Jewish
Americans that may have been present in her jury, it is
Jewish Americans who are working at the request of her own
brother to monitor the fairness of her trial and the
condition of her mental state."
Ms. Rafia Zakaria's view of American Jews is based on a
superficial understanding of American Jewish power and
support for Israel.
She does not realize that just about ALL Jews support
Israel. The nuances in the Jewish attitudes are created by
the Jewish groups [mostly Labor] who just want to keep what
the Jews grabbed in Palestine. They fear that the constant
policy of war could one day endanger Israel especially if
America keeps suffering losses such as in 9.11 and the
failed occupation of Iraq.
J Street is different from AIPAC only in that it supports
Israel without endorsing Israeli atrocities and expansionism
in the settlements. It would like at least some [nominal]
oversight of grants to Israel.
AIPAC however remains the most powerful Jewish lobby.
Remember how Obama rushed to AIPAC immediately after his
victory to go down on his knees before them?
AIPAC supports settlements, expansion, hegemony etc.
Some Jews successfully appear as peacemakers because Israel
is not FACING ANY MILITARY THREAT at this time. The
Palestinians are divided and even the slaughter the Israelis
carried out in Gaza did not stir either Bush or Obama to any
decent response even at the verbal level.
The American Jewish Committee [AJC] carries out micro
control of American thought processes in the media and on
the Internet. They came to my university and tried to get me
dismissed when I criticized the Jewish lobby.
Still other Jewish groups like ADL and the Simon Wiesenthal
Center are the guardians of the holocaust story and are
milking American sensibilities to create moral support for
Israel which translates into dollars for Israel. [Germany
has paid BILLIONS in reparations to Israel, including
submarines which can launch nuclear weapons at Islamic
cities including Makka.]
Just about ALL Synagogues and Rabbis support the legitimacy
of Israel and help Israel in a great variety of ways.
By contrast, America's Muslims have been put under
tremendous pressure by government proxies to go soft on
Muslims attempting to travel to Afghanistan and Pakistan for
Islamic purposes are treated as potential terrorists.
Some Jews do criticize the atrocities in Guantanamo and in
the West Bank and some even in Gaza. These are mostly at the
verbal level and help to divide the critics of Israel. These
"good" Jews have done nothing which would change America's
support for Israel.
Jewish lawyers make a name for themselves by working for
"umpopular" clients [Muslims]. That does not mean that they
support Muslims or are sympathetic to Islam. They are simply
building up their resume as legal experts.
If tomorrow Iran, or al-Qaida or some other Islamic force
attacks Israel and Israel is in any kind of danger, most
probably ALL Jews will support Israel.
The Two State solution in plain language means that Israel
should keep the land it grabbed in Palestine and let the
Palestinians have some governance in a territory which would
be so dependent on Israel and so helpless that it's
independence would mean nothing: like a South African
Remember that the Wolfowitz group of Jews were involved in
Bush's wars on Islam. In the case of Obama, the Jewish lobby
is so blatant that it has Rahm Emmanuel as the doorkeeper of
the White House and Axelrod as Obama's program director.
I am not amazed that Ms. Zakaria attacked Dr. Aafia's
comments on Israel and the Jews. She is deeply involved in
attacking Islamic values. Her advice to European Muslims was
that they should oppose the hijab so that Europe may accept
Our America: ["Islam" made-in-America.]
Hamza Yusuf Equates Historicity of Islam with the
"historicity" of the Jewish holocaust story
Attacks Iran's Questioning of the Jewish story. Blasphemy
about Sahaba, r.a., and Hadith.
[Here is an uncut quote from Hamza Yusuf's article published
in the Jewish periodical Tikkun which he then posted on his
own Zaytuna web site. It was distributed by CAIR, a lackey
group using Islam to support the Washington regime.]
"In the case of the Holocaust, the facts are clear and
transmitted from multiple sources. Tens of thousands of
Jewish and other individuals who survived the death camps
and other horrors of Nazi Germany lived to tell of it. Nazis
were brought to trial, evidence was presented in court, and
they were convicted. Mass graves were found, and gas
chambers were discovered, which were clearly not delicing
rooms as some callously claimed. The ovens exist and cannot
be reduced to an efficient way of preventing cholera
outbreaks or disposing of victims of starvation. I have
personally met many Holocaust survivors and their children.
I have seen tattoos. I have also heard firsthand accounts of
the horrific events. The numbers and details of such events
may be legitimate areas of research and inquiry for
scholars, but questioning whether the events took place at
all undermines the epistemological basis of our collective
knowledge. Muslims, of all people, should be conscious of
this as their religion is predicated on the same
epistemological premises as many major events in history,
such as the Holocaust. To deny such things is to undermine
Islam as an historical event. That a "conference" examining
the historicity of the Holocaust should take place in a
Muslim country hosted by a Muslim head of state is
particularly tragic and, in my estimation, undermines the
historicity of the faith of the people of that state."
[NT note: Note that Hamza Yusuf is comparing the stories of
the "holocaust survivors," who are making millions off the
story, to the Hadith narratives of the Companions, r.a., of
the Prophet, pbuh, who brought the absolute truth from
Allah. This snake in Islamic garb has been extolled by ISNA
and CAIR as an Islamic scholar.]
With thanks to Sis. Anisa Abdel Fattah
In Los Angeles, University Students Heckle Israeli
Ambasador: 11 Arrested
The UCI has witnessed previous anti-Israeli protests.
At least eleven students have been arrested over their
interruption of a lecture by the Israeli ambassador to the
US at the University of California, Irvine.
Michael Oren was invited to the university by the Jewish
Federation of Orange County to speak about Israeli views on
the status of the Middle East and Tel Aviv's relationship
However as the ambassador was addressing the crowded
auditorium, he was interrupted for at least ten times by
"Michael Oren, propagating murder is not an expression of
free speech," the first of the ten students yelled before
being led away by university police.
The remainder of Oren's speech was drowned by similar
remarks, with some students shouting "killer" and "how many
Palestinians did you kill?"
By the end of the night, 11 students were arrested and cited
for disturbing a public event.
They could face misdemeanor charges as well as university
disciplinary hearings that could result in suspensions or
dismissals, Cathy Lawhon, Media Relations Director at the
UC-Irvine campus said.
The University's Muslim Union was not available for contact
but it did issue a statement prior to the event, saying that
it strongly opposed and condemned the ambassador's visit, a
Press TV correspondent reported from Los Angeles.
"Israel continues its human rights violations, thereby
breaking international law and law of Israeli accord," the
group had said.
It also added that Israel has committed war crimes against
the Gaza Strip and is responsible for the massacre of
thousands of Palestinians.
Guerrilla Warfare in Afghanistan
Breaking news: Feb. 12: US forces launched an all out attack
on the town of Marja.
Biggest in the history of the occupation. Massive offensive
against the town of Marja in Helmand province is planned. By
February 11, mechanized columns of US marines from the
south and US troops with their Karzai Afghans from the north
had surrounded Marja. The Americans are bringing large sums
of money with them to buy the support of local tribal
leaders. As usual, the Taliban, following the instructions
of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, al-hurb khud'a, have melted away,
leaving a force of self-sacrificing fighters to keep the
February 11, 2010: In the Nad Ali area of Helmand province,
a British tank came under Taliban fire resulting in the
death of a Brit from the elite Coldstream Guards. In a
similar incident, a British trooper from from a highly
sophisticated Engineering unit was killed by the Taliban,
bringing the total number of Brit troops kiled in
Afghanistan to 257.
February 7, 2010: An Islamic fighter armed with a rifle
attacked an entire NATO unit 25 km west of Mazare Sharif.
According to Swedish reports, two Swedish officers and their
interpretor were killed and one Swedish soldier was wounded.
The gunman was killed by the Swedes.
Mazar-e-Sharif is in the extreme north of Afghanistan and is
occupied by NATO troops from Finland and Sweden.
Also on February 7: A British army tank in the Sangin area
of Helmand province was attacked by the Taliban with an
explosive device. Two British soldiers from the elite 1
Scots regiment were killed.
Also on February 7: In Kandahar city, Taliban used a
roadside bomb to blow up a police vehicle working for Karzai
killing the 4 policemen in it.
Police Centers in Bannu city Hit by Mujahideen
February 11, 2010. Islamic martyrdom operators probably from
the Pak Taliban movement blew up two police centers in the
northwestern city of Bannu. By last reports 11 police
officers and 3 of their civilian helpers were killed in the
attacks. Another 25 police were injured including the police
chief who was seriously wounded. [Police are known for their
torture and mistreatment of Islamic prisoners.]
NATO Supply Line Guards hit by Martyrdom Operator
February 10, 2010: In the Jamrud area of Khyber Agency, a
paramilitary unit of the Pakistani army guarding NATO's
supply route was hit by a martyrdom operator. At least 11
paramilitaries were killed along with 6 of their civilian
helpers [3 of them tribal leaders who sold out] and 20
others wounded. NATO receives most of its supplies through
Pakistan and the Pakistani military works hard to protect
the supply line.
Pakistani Military copter Downed by Mujahideen: Brigadier on
Way to Rescue Killed by Pak Talib Snipers
Also on February 10, 2010: In Khyber Agency, a helicopter
sent by General Kayani to prevent Taliban from attacking
NATO supply columns was shot down by the Pak Taliban
mujahideen. The pilot and the gunner, attacking islamic
villagers, were killed. A rescue force came under fire by
mujahideen sharp shooters who killed a Brigadier of the
Kayani army and wounded 2 other officers.
[Earlier last year several Brigadiers of the Kayani army
were killed by Punjabi Taliban in Islamabad itself.]
Palestine: With thanks to Sis. Hamdiyya, Jamaat
al-Muslimeen, Charlotte, NC
Holy Muslim Cemetery in Jerusalem being Destroyed by Israel
and US Jews.
Sahaba, r,a. [Companions of the Prophet, pbuh] are buried there.
[Source: Center for Constitutional Rights, New York.]
Ancient and historically important burial grounds are part
of the cultural heritage of humanity. One such burial ground
is the Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem, a holy site believed
to date back to the 7th century when companions of the
Prophet Mohammed were reputedly buried there. It was an
active burial ground until 1948 and it has repeatedly been
designated as an historical site. The Israeli government and
the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) are in the process of
building a so-called "Center for Human Dignity-Museum of
Tolerance" on the site of Mamilla Cemetery. The museum's
construction has already resulted in the disinterment of
hundreds of graves and the whereabouts of countless human
remains are unknown. The desecration of the Mamilla Cemetery
violates the human rights of the descendants of those buried there.
In Memorium: Lest we Forget: 100,000 German civilians
killed in the fire bombing of Dresden by the Brits and USA
Reminder from: ILM-publication Yahoo! Group
Title: Feb. 13, 1945 Democratic countries bomb Dresden
Date: Saturday February 13, 2010
Time: 1:00 am - 2:00 am
Repeats: This event repeats every year.
Notes: Feb. 13, 1945 Democratic countries bomb Dresden
Letter: Give this Message to Muslims Held in US Prisons
As salamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuh
If there is anything i can do to help, let me know. If you
can, tell them to be patient, have hope in Allah, and that
theirs is the best reward for their enormous trials and tribulations.
Junaid Sirhan ibn Abdal Fattah
Letter: Re: www.aidtoisrael.org
This is an excellent web site.. Please use it right away to
stop the Apartheid and Abuse of the innocent Palestinians by
the United States.
May Allah (The God) reward you abundantly!
Sharon Nabila Bey
Letter: How to Remove Blasphemous Cartoons of the Prophet,
pbuh, from Wikipedia: Step by Step
Love Prophet Muhammad , boycott Wikipedia Now
Dear Muslims, it is a shocking news that the most famous
Encyclopedia on the internet Wikipedia is still containing
the blasphemous caricatures of our beloved Prophet
Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam despite receiving
hundreds of thousands of protest letters from Muslims across
the glob. Ironically we are crying against one or few time
publication of these caricatures in Danish and Norwegian
newspapers but don't notice that Wikipedia is blatantly and
shamelessly insulting an Ummah of 1.5 billion Muslim. Here
are some steps we all should take to force Wikipedia to
remove these blasphemous cartoons and apologize to Muslim
Ummah. Here are ten the steps. for more click here
or visit amuntazir.wordpress.com
Re: Women and their "Modern" Rights: Pakistani Women at the
Crossroads by Farhan Noor.[NT Dec.27.09]
As-Salaam Elekum Brother!
If there is one topic where I can claim a life-time of
first-hand insights, it is this one--the plight of women in
a (still) male-dominated world. So, here are some of my
(1) If we wish to improve and/or change the miserable lives
that women around the globe endure, we need to keep the
topic simple, focused, direct and pragmatic/practical.
(Perhaps, the contributor gave a multi-angled approach in an
attempt to emphasize the dire need for change. )
(2) We need to focus on education and money-related matters.
When women are equipped with these two weapons for progress
and change in their individual lives, they automatically
attain the ability to make choices in their lives (and lives
of others around them) as individuals in their own right not
as second-class human beings dependent and enslaved for
"crumbs" from a male-dominated society be it their family
members, politicians or society's "gate-keepers" in the
army, government, religious or social agencies.
If women are not allowed to get an education or become
economically independent then you have 50% + some of the
world population held in bondage through prostitution,
internet pornography, sex-trade of children (both
```````````male and female) around the globe (It's currently
a billion+ dollar business similar to the
billion+-dollar-business in weapons-of-war around the
(3) Men and women seem to have been "endowed" differently
where sex-related attitudes are involved. Apparently, laws
of nations (from the top down) cannot change men's
attitudes. Even "advanced" "socially conscious"
"pro-human-rights" societies (consider the United States
where male U.S. soldiers rape their female counterparts and
get away with their crimes because their superiors and the
politicians condone them) have not succeeded in wiping
out crimes against women and children.
(4) Change in women-related issues and crimes can come only
from a change of heart and attitude one-male(and
Are there enough men out there to make such a change happen?
Are there enough women out there who would prefer death to a
life of sexual exploitation and degradation? As they say,
"it takes two to tango." This is where the issues of
women's education and economic independence "kick in.."
(5) There are magnificent "narratives" in the Qur'an that
"multi-task" many issues within one narrative. The one
relevant here would be that of Adam and Eve's sons, Cain and
Abel. Interpreted at another level, I believe that we all
have both Cain and Abel in us, so to speak. It is up to us
as individuals to struggle to keep the good in our souls and
to fight against the evil in our nature. Every moment of
our lives is a test of this spiritual, moral and ethical
struggle. Isn't this why no Islamic prayer / salat would be
complete without the many recitations of Surah Al-Fatiha in
our daily prayers?
Sofia [The writer teaches English in New York City.]
Letter: How to Get Qibla direction from your PC
Wherever you may be, as long as you have access to Internet,
you can now determine the direction of Qibla. Even for those
who've just moved offices and doubting where the qibla is
exactly, you can be sure that the answer is now right in
front of you.
If you have internet and you want to know Qibla Direction
for your prayers, please follow the following steps:
1. Go for this web site :
2. Enter city, then you will see your actual location (same
as in Google Earth).
3. Locate your existing position or house.
4. You will find a (+) sign in the middle of the page, put
the centre of this sign above your existing location of
5. You will find a red line starting from the centre of the
(+) sign and end at Kab'a.
6. This line is your Qibla direction.
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE, SO THAT MANY MUSLIMS CAN BENEFIT FROM
Alhaji Asheikh [Nigeria]
Pakistan [Report from Shamsuddin in Lahore.]
Jamaate Islami's Central Committee Demands Support for
Indian Occupation and Genocide in Kashmir must be Stopped.
Mass Graves and torture cited.
Posted at 10:10 PM
LAHORE, Feb.10: The central Shoora of the Jamaat e Islami,
Pakistan, has called upon the government to abandon Pervez
Musharraf's Kashmir policy and revert to the nation's
unanimous stance that a plebiscite in accordance with the UN
resolutions be held to enable the Kashmiris to decide their future.
The nation's show of complete solidarity with the Kashmiris
on 5th of February demands of the government to go beyond
lip service and present Pakistan's principled stance on the
issue at every forum with full force and devise a
comprehensive policy to check India's human rights
violations in Held Kashmir and mobilize world opinion in
favour of a plebiscite in the disputed territory, a
resolution adopted by the Shoora said.
The Shoora meeting with the JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan in
the chair, deplored that while the world community was
indifferent to the Kashmir situation, Pakistan government
too was criminally silent about India's atrocities on
Kashmiris. Instead, totally useless talks were being carried
on with India on non-issues ignoring Kashmir.
The Shoora stressed that talks with India be resumed only if
she accepted Kashmir as disputed issue as the central issue
of talks, and announced troops withdrawal from Kashmir
besides repeal of black laws enforced in Kashmir.
The Shoora also appealed to the UN, the OIC, and other
international bodies to play their role in stopping genocide
of Kashmiris and securing them the right to self determination.
The JI central body noted that the state terrorism in
Kashmir was on the increase and the youth were the specific
target. Over 100,000 Kashmiris had been martyred during the
last two decades. The graves of about twenty thousand
Kashmiri youth had been discovered recently. These youth
had been abducted by the Indian agencies and tortured to
death. Media and Human Rights bodies and relief agencies
were not allowed in the valley. Senior Kashmiri leader Syed
Ali Gilani and other Hurriat leaders were continuously kept
under detention to prevent protest on these brutalities, it noted.
The Shoora paid tributes to the nation for demonstrating
complete solidarity with the Kashmiris on February 5.
Rallies were held across Pakistan in Support of the Kashmiri
People at the call of Syed Munawar Hasan.
Top Photo shows Islamic woman activists in Islamabad. [Male
demonstrators can be seen in the background.] These women,
leaders at various levels, condemned India's atrocities
against Kashmiri women. Jamaate Islami is attracting big
support from women and this has broadened its support base.
Photo below shows a rally by Jamat ad-Da'wa in Karachi to
Research on America's Strategy in the Muslim World
Muslims Facing Death and Destruction as Part of US Strategy:
Pakistan is Playground of 'Full Spectrum Dominance'
Pak Government Contracts with the US vs Pakistan's Contract
with God: Rulers and People face Deadly US Agenda
by New Trend researcher Sis. Abigail
I noticed the headlines today announcing "Pakistani
officials confirm Taliban chief is dead".
The first paragraph of the article stated: "The Pakistani
government confirmed for the first time Wednesday that the
country's Taliban leader has died of injuries sustained in a
U.S. drone strike in mid-January, setting the stage for a
potential succession struggle that could further weaken the
As one who has monitored the 'War on Terror' for many years,
I immediately recalled what I heard Dr. Thomas Barnett, a
Professor and Strategist (or "futurist") from the U.S. Naval
War College state during a briefing he gave about America's
National Security Strategy at the National Defense
University at Fort McNair in Washington DC on June 2, 2004;
Dr. Barnett said: "We went into Iraq looking for a deck of
cards. We're just here for the bad guys - please go about
your business. We don't fight militaries any more. We don't
fight nation states. We call it interstate war when the
U.S. comes in as a leader of a coalition to take down a few
bad actors. It is such an abuse of the phrase. When I got
into this business the standard was 8 to 9 minute response
to Soviet nuclear launching of an attack. Within a couple
of years our standard is going to be a UAV, unmanned aerial
vehicle operating on the far side of the earth. It is
going to find, recognize and kill one person in 8-9 minutes.
That is an amazing evolution in my 15 year career."
The first time I heard Dr. Barnett say an "unmanned aerial
vehicle operating on the far side of the earth" would be
able to "find, recognize, and kill one person in 8-9
minutes" I thought "How?" and I wondered if a piece of
equipment could actually 'recognize' someone? Then after
some research, I discovered that yes; amazing and
frightening technology actually exists that is capable of
such 'recognition' - this technology can actually scan
through crowds of people and recognize a single person!
This technology is often referred to as "face scan
technology" and it is in the field of "Biometrics". The
United States Defense Department actually has a Biometric
Task Force (their website address is:
www.biometrics.dod.mil ). A leading Biometric marketing
and training company is L-1 Identity Solutions (their
website address is www.L1id.com ) L-1's website currently
features such headlines as:"L-1 HIIDE Depicted as a Critical
ID Tool for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan" and "L-1 Among The
Rising 10 of 2009 in Homeland Security. L-1 was named a
Rising 10 of 2009, a list of companies that promise to grow
quickly in coming years because of either recent contract
wins or their overall positioning within growing areas of
Another company that develops, markets, and deploys "face
scan technology" is Cognitec (their website address is:
www.Cognitec.com ) Cognitec, "The Face Recognition
Company", featured it's latest products at this week's
Security Document World 2010, held in London on February
8-10th. Cognitec's website boasts: "Emerging Technologies
demonstrates face recognition equipment designed to be used
in surveillance applications. A digital camera tracks
facial characteristics and measures the peaks and valleys of
the face, including the tip of the nose and depth of the eye
sockets. This station also includes cameras that scan a
crowd and match faces to a database of known or suspected
terrorists and criminals."
Understanding this type of technology requires some of the
components provided by "Full Spectrum Dominance", one must
look at the events surrounding the U.S. approach of
Pakistan, and especially the Kerry Lugar Bill, and wonder if
the United States is indeed continuing their stated quest to
achieve Full Spectrum Dominance of a territory and have
selected Pakistan as their "playground".
"Full Spectrum Dominance" is a military concept that is
commonly spoken of and desired within the U.S. military
community. Wikipedia defines Full Spectrum Dominance as
this: Full-spectrum dominance is a military concept whereby
a joint military structure achieves control over all
elements of the battle space using land, air, maritime, and
space-based assets. Full spectrum dominance includes the
physical battle space ; air, surface and sub-surface as well
as the electromagnetic spectrum and information space.
Full Spectrum Dominance was stressed in a document released
by the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1996 - the
document was titled "Joint Vision 2010". "Joint Vision
2010" was released by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1996 and
outlined their official "Vision" of what their military
would look like and achieve by the year 2010 - this 14 year
old official "Vision" included Full Spectrum Dominance. The
U.S. "Joint Vision 2010" document can be viewed by going to:
www.dtic.mil/jv2010/jv2010.pdf. (It should be noted that
"Joint Vision 2010" was superseded by "Joint Vision 2020" -
which can be viewed by visiting:
As many are aware, the United States employs and contracts
with thousands of companies, agencies, and universities
around the world to help them develop Military and Economic
Strategies to expand their global policies. This fact is no
secret, and is openly and publicly discussed by the U.S.
Government. The U.S. has been developing "strategies" and
mapping global "futures" for decades. They carefully plan,
far in advance, missions and goals and targets; and
amazingly, to date, they seem to have been quite successful
in achieving many of the 'futures' they've "designed".
Whether or not someone agrees with the U.S. motives, goals,
or methods, it's difficult not to be impressed - or stunned
- by their success in this area.
Seeing how the United States and its allies are equipped
with all this astonishing technology and how they design
expensive and pre-planned strategies for globalization, and
witnessing their passionate quest to globalize the world and
to bring everyone into a same or similar set of laws and
towards the U.S. mode of living, causes one to wonder why
Muslims have allowed them into their lands. I am not
extremely familiar with Islam - I am actually still seeking
the truth and trying to learn right from wrong and
discerning good from evil, but didn't God forbid Muslims
from participating in many of the activities that America
participates in, protects, and allows? Aren't Muslims
forbidden from being affiliated with people who take part in
unlawful activities? Have Pakistani Muslims reviewed their
contracts with America and American businesses closely and
lined them up with their contract with the Almighty God to
be certain their contracts and agreements with humans do not
violate - or negate - their contract with God? I've read
and believe the documented history of God, and know that God
has always required obedience to the terms of His contract
with humanity, and every other contract that is written
should be designed around the terms of God's contract.
After witnessing the entrance of American forces and
unlawful businesses into Pakistan, and especially after the
signing and incorporation of the Kerry Lugar Bill, if I were
a Pakistani, I would be frightened about what's happening to
my country and would wonder what God thinks about many of my
countrymen and country leaders who are setting aside their
contract with God to participate in a contract with humans.
I've read the Kerry Lugar Bill. The bill was written to
sound as though the U.S. is 'rescuing' the downtrodden of
Pakistan, raising and empowering the oppressed of Pakistani
society, and it makes the United States seem as a 'friend'
and 'hero' to Pakistan by investing more money than seems
reasonably necessary to aid a country's development.
Amazingly, Pakistani's seem to believe the United States is
there to help them....and they thank them for it!!! How
can they so easily believe America is 'helping' them, and
expecting nothing in return when even most Americans believe
the U.S. has selfish motives for "helping" Pakistan?
Americans familiar with the Pakistani situation have various
theories about the U.S. Governments motives:
Some guess: America is using Pakistani land for an
experimental playground, saying it's "worth it" to the
American Military because they now have a "playground" to
test their strategic and military equipment on, and this new
playground only has either military "targets" (aka:
terrorists) or "expendables" (aka: people that can be
'accidentally' killed and no one will really care - America
will be able to simply pay the victims family a small amount
of money and then continue with their activities).
Basically, if this were the case, Pakistan will become an
experimenting ground for the U.S. Military to try out their
new "War Weaponry"...and if you look at the money the U.S.
is willing to spend on it's military, expansion, and
development, you could reasonably conclude that America
views the money it provideds to Pakistan is "a small price
to pay" for what America receives in return.
Some guess: It's about "Trophies". Osama bin Laden and his
comrades are considered 'hunted'. If they were caught, the
men in power would have them as a "trophy". If you don't
know how highly valued Trophies are to American men, you
don't understand American mentality and culture. The United
States Fish and Wildlife Service released these findings:
Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults spent $101 billion on
wildlife-related pursuits in 1996. Yes...the people spent
$101 billion on pursuits - quests for trophies - in a single
year! These "hunters" did not hunt because they were not
hungry - they were not hunting for food. (If you knew how
expensive it was to hunt in America - licenses, equipment,
time off work, travel, lodging, land leases, etc, you would
know that it is much cheaper to purchase food than to hunt
for it). These people were hunting for the thrill of it,
for the adrenaline rush, for the trophies they mount on
their walls, for the photos they brag about, for the 'war'
stories they love to tell. So again, never underestimate
the Americans love of hunting and conquering things. They
hunt for the simple "challenge", they hunt because it's
"fun" to them...many hunters will tell you "it's what I live
for" (and they mean it!). Just look at the money they spend
on it - and look at the money the United States spends on
its Military...that money is not for mere defensive and
protective projects, but for offensive and expansive
projects as well. Reportedly, the proposed U.S. "Defense"
Budget is $708 for one year. Jesus said: "For where your
treasure is, there your heart will be also". That certainly
testifies to where the heart of the United States
dwells...vengeance, dominance, expansion, globalization, and
Some guess: It's Nuclear Weapons. 1) Nuclear Threat to
India. Understanding that if the U.S. could control
Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons, even 'background' control -
through influence, they will be able to achieve their goals
of calming tensions between Pakistan and India. Since the
U.S. is supposedly "friends" with both India and
Pakistan...which side would the U.S. fight for if war
erupted between India and Pakistan? The U.S. would be in
what Americans call "a pickle" (a difficult and humiliating
place to be). 2) Nuclear Threat to Israel. America is not
shy or secretive about their support and protection of
Israel. And Muslims are not shy or secretive about their
opposition to Israel. So it's obvious to even the most entry
level researcher that America aims to prevent any type of
nuclear threat against Israel, and by nurturing, 'feeding',
influencing, and binding Pakistan through contracts, the
U.S. will be doing Israel a great service. 3) Mutual Assured
Destruction. Mutual assured destruction is defined as: "A
doctrine of military strategy in which a full-scale use of
nuclear weapons by two opposing sides would effectively
result in the destruction of both the attacker and the
defender". Understanding the United States great fear of
death brings an understanding of their great fear of Mutual
Assured Destruction. And understanding their great fear of
Mutual Assured Destruction brings an understanding of their
desire to influence, control, destroy, weaken, or remove
anyone who would be capable of achieving Mutual Assured
Destruction. One can imagine the fear the United States,
and the majority of its citizens, have of a nuclear weapon
falling into the hands of a Muslim who says "we love death
as much as you love life". "Yikes!" Americans say! "We
can't let that happen". So, it is definitely no wonder why
America is trying hard to become 'friends' with Pakistan and
"get-in with" its government! And: 4) Nuclear Influence to
Iran. This is another huge worry of the United States.
Everyone knows that Iran openly opposes the United States
and Israel, so what if Pakistan and Iran became friends?
What if Pakistan offered to reveal some of its Nuclear
Secrets and Technology to Iran? Again, the United States
fears and tries to prevent Mutual Assured Destruction, and
if Iran progresses in its pursuit of Nuclear Technology, and
one day decides to develop a nuclear weapon, then Iran could
achieve the feared Mutual Assured Destruction stage and the
world would be - as Americans say - "a whole new ballgame!"
So, of course, the U.S. feels it is required to influence
and monitor the Pakistani Nuclear Arsenal.
Some people wonder if this 'friendship' between Pakistan,
Iran, and many other Muslim Governments is already
happening. They wonder if they are actually a lot "closer"
to each other than what they appear to be. Some people, who
not even being Muslims, read the Qur'an and the Sunna to
learn more about Islam so they can figure out what Muslims
are like. Once they read about Islam, they understand that
Muslims have very strict rules and obligations to love and
to help and to protect each other. They are told they are
like a "band of brothers", and are told to fight against
those who fight against them or any of their Muslim
brothers. Muslims have very strict rules instructing them
not to be unlawfully affiliated with non-Muslims. Muslims
are not even allowed to take part in things that seem simple
and trivial to most Americans: things like usury, greed,
adultery, homosexuality, and blasphemy. Since none of these
things are legal for Muslims or for Muslim countries, then
one must wonder why these "Muslims" are allowing American
influence into their countries when Americans clearly
accept, practice, condone, protect, and endorse these
things. Something strange is definitely going on!
One of the scary parts about Islam to some Americans is that
when Muslims are the "underdog" (when they are the "small"
team up against a "big" team), Islam allows them to sort-of
'deceive' the non-Muslims for a period of time until the
Muslim team becomes bigger and stronger! Muslims are
actually allowed to behave as though they are 'distant' to
other Muslims and to behave as though they are 'friends'
with the unbeliever...for the "overall benefit of the
Islamic community". That Islamic allowance has many
Americans paranoid; they worry: "Is the 'distance' and lack
of brotherly love between Iran and Pakistan and other Muslim
country's merely a ploy?" They worry: "are Muslims simply
pretending not to have brotherly love for one another and
are actually plotting in the background to rise up together
later and fight against America?" Truly, what should
Americans believe? It must be one of two things: either 1)
Muslims are secretly working together; or 2) the vast
majority of "Muslims" are not actually Muslims at all,
because they have obviously rejected Islam.
Believe me when I tell you that they majority of Americans
hope it is #2! But I'm sure America feels it needs to be
prepared for the possibility of it being #1, which leaves no
wonders about why America strives to place more businesses
and technology and military camps inside Pakistan...they may
feel that if they want to find out the truth about what's
going on inside the Muslim world, they have to install
technology inside the Muslim world so they can listen to and
monitor the activities of Muslims! That's certainly no
secret, and the fact that the United States does not hide
their global ambitions, nor do they hide much of their
technological abilities, causes me to believe that Pakistani
leadership has simply rejected Islam; otherwise, they
wouldn't give America the ability to listen and see what's
going on inside their lands.
As you can see, there are many 'theories' of what motivates
the United States to seek a relationship with Muslims and
with Pakistan, and if I were a Muslim, I would certainly be
interested to know the truth about their motives; HOWEVER,
if I were a Muslim I would also want to obey the person who
I claimed to be speaking on behalf of Almighty God. I would
first and foremost want to focus on believing and obeying
and trusting Muhammad, and strive to fulfill my contract
with God. The way I understand Islam, if Muslims were
focused and committed to Muhammad and to God, they would not
have allowed the United States into their country and they
would not haven taken them as friends, and they certainly
would not haven taken them as protectors. I think God
forbids these things for Muslims. After reading even a
little about Islam, one gets the impression that Muslims are
not even allowed to align themselves with a country who
violates Islamic laws and approves of and encourages those
who. Since the Pakistani leadership claims Muhammad is from
God, then why are they not afraid of disobeying the Qur'an
and the Sunna? It makes me wonder if the Pakistani
government and businessmen are true "muslims", or if they
are masqueraders. The Apostle Paul teaches in 2 Corinthians,
chapter 11 about masqueraders, he says: "for Satan himself
masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising,
then, if his servants masquerade as servants of
righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve".
That's scary to me. Surely the Pakistani government and
business leaders are not the servants of Satan! Surely they
are simply unaware of what exactly the rules of Islam are.
All of this makes me wonder if God is trying to help
Pakistan or if the unbelief and disobedience of so many of
its citizens has provoked His anger and now He is turning
them over to the 'Lords' they love and serve. I guess time
will tell us these things, and we will, God willing, see how
this story unfolds. May God have mercy on those who trust in
Him and believe in the Prophets He sent to us, and may He
display His mighty favor towards those who strive to walk in
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