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Rabi' al-Thani 9,1431/ March 25, 2010 # 13
A mind blowing article by Sis. Aisha from New York City. On
Health Care: Republicans and Democrats are working together.
surprise! Don't be fooled by their squabbling. Scroll to
Pakistan's General Kayani with a team is in Washington for
the final betrayal of Pakistan. General Musharraf will look
like a patriot once Kayani is finished. See Jamaat-e-Islami
Pakistan's expose of the General's visit below. Also:
Pakistan is leading protests on al-Aqsa violations by
Israel. See below.
Indian police tyranny has made the life of the masses, the
poor, Muslims and Dalits in particular, harsh and brutal.
2300 deaths in police detention. Scroll down to report from
Ghulam Muhammad in India.
Another masterpiece from Prof. Alam in Boston. Scroll down
to a study of the chances of Taliban victory.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Final Reminder: Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Shoora
Meeting. April 3, 2010: Theme: UNITE AGAINST ZIONISM
Most of the day it will be a planning committee meeting to
create a program for a countrywide understanding of the
Zionist death grip which is choking America.
Final sessions will be addressed by Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz,
philosopher and thinker of the Islamic and African American
Imam Khalil Abdur Rahman, International Representative of
Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin.
From Imam Badi Ali [National Shoora Leader, Jamaat
al-Muslimeen] North Carolina
Spotlight #1: Connect the dots. Looks like Obama got his
health care bill passed in return for his silence on
Israel's serious violations of the city of Jerusalem and
Masjid al-Aqsa. Most people did not notice that the Zionists
in Congress helped to pass Obama's health bill in
conjunction with the expected arrival of Israeli terrorist
Netanyahoo as Obama's guest. Israel announced the
construction of 1600 housing units in Jerusalem on the
arrival of VP Biden and 20 apartment complexes when
Netanyahoo arrived in Washington. Israel made a statement in
these actions: We control America. All this while Masjid
al-Aqsa was being violated but not a cheep out of President
Obama who claimed at one time to be a friend of Muslims. The
mask is down.
Spotlight #2: Puppet rulers are essential to run America's
agenda in Muslim countries. These are usually corrupt
despots who continue to be blessed by America. However, once
in a while, these clowns have to be sacrificed. Pakistan's
General Musharraf had to go. Now it might be the turn of
Palestinian puppet Mahmoud Abbas. All the benefits Israel
and the US could squeeze out of him have been squeezed out.
He may be on the way out. He may be replaced by a
Palestinian American thoroughly steeped in the culture of
slavery. He will probably like King Abdullah of Jordan or
the rulers of Georgia.
Spotlight #3: The West is attacking Islamic values very
systematically. The assault on hijab and niqab is in full
swing. We see muftis speaking in the name of Islam being
used to attack Islamic dress. We should respond not in a
reactionary way but with scientific consideration so that
the return of hijab will be permanent and according to
Islamic, not cultural, norms. Real change has to be gradual
and well thought out.
UNITE AGAINST ZIONISM: Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora April 3,
A message to the Shoora from Christian leader Mark Glenn [In
Christian Activist Calls for Muslim-Christian Unity Against
Jewish Deception:Islam supports Christian Values.
When asked by His disciples about the end times and the
much-anticipated "final battle" between good and evil, Jesus
described a tragic situation of deception so powerful that
even His own followers, whom He described as "the elect"
would fall victim to it.
Clearly (and not surprising) Jesus was correct. Indeed that
time of great deception has arrived and tragically, the
lion's share of his professed followers have been
spiritually captured and seduced by a black magic of sorts
cast upon them by individuals diabolically-empowered. The
identity and end goal of these evildoers should not be a
mystery to those who claim to be the followers of Jesus and
His message, for they are the same people who opposed Him
and His message in His own day.
Yes, these evildoers plot, but as we have seen throughout
human history and as the Koran makes clear, God indeed is
the wisest of all plotters. In His infinite wisdom, He
foresaw this period of great evil, saw what would become of
those who would allow themselves instead to be seduced by
the black magic of His enemies. And in His great mercy, He
decided upon a remedy to this evil so that indeed He--and
not His enemies--would have the final say.
His remedy to the evil He foresaw was Islam and the Muslim
As much as it will doubtless offend professing Christians
who read this, nevertheless it is the truth all the
same--that it is Islam and her adherents alone standing in
opposition to the machinations of these organized evildoers.
This plague--emanating from Tel Aviv, New York, Hollywood
and elsewhere where Jewish interests are in firm control,
destroying humanity and infecting the West with a blinding,
debilitating sickness permeating the moral, social, cultural
and political organs of the collective body would have
succeeded already in bringing final death to the human race
were it not for the antibiotic properties of Islam. And
while the West--that owes its very modern existence to the
enlightenment brought by Islam some 1,400 years ago--should
react with gratitude for the fact that Islam is the sole
source of life-support keeping the West barely alive,
instead it sides with the virus trying to kill it by
enlisting its resources in the Jewish drive to exterminate
Muslims wherever in the world they are found.
To my fellow followers of Jesus, the few in number they
are--do you not remember how Jesus, Mary and Joseph fled to
Egypt, a foreign, alien place, when the Jewish political
power at that time was trying to assassinate Him? There is a
lesson in this meant for our edification and enlightenment,
and following this example, we too should flee to the
protective confines of the Islamic community and give it
whatever assistance we are capable of mustering.
We are told there are prophecies in Islam saying that in the
end times, during this great final battle between good and
evil, that Christians and Muslims would unite in resisting
the Anti-Christ. Tragically, most Christians today find
themselves allied with their historical enemies--the
Jews--in killing, torturing and oppressing Muslims. If ever
there were a picture more abominable to the eyes if God, we
cannot now fathom it.
May the spell cast over the hearts and minds of Christians
in the West by diabolically-inspired and
demonically-empowered Jewish interests dissipate, and may
these two peoples finally--rather than fighting against each
other--instead find themselves fighting side by side against
those described by the Apostle Paul as "displeasing to God
and contrary to all men."
It is no longer an academic exercise, for indeed the
survivability of the world depends on this.
For Br. Mark Glenn's numerous writings against the tribe
which has America in its death grip, see:
Give them to Christian friends. Hopefully they'll be
Notes on March 20 Protest
By Nadrat Siddique
The energy of Saturday's anti-war march proved yet again
that questioning and anti-war sentiment is not dead among
the youth. The crowd was overwhelmingly youthful, creative,
and colorful in their modes of protest. Young Muslim women
in hijab were out in force. Student activists, acting on
ANSWER's (ie, the organizer's--editor) suggestion to bring
drums, pots, and pans ("anything to make noise against the
war") to the march, banged away just feet from the White
House gates. The hugely talented Korean and Palestinian drum
troupes, in particular, drew attention to the protest.
The commitment of the protestors was inspiring. Many had
traveled all night or spent long hours on buses and trains
to get to the protest. One young Caucasian man I met drove
by himself, from Chicago. Evidently not of means, he'd
intended to camp out while waiting for the protest begin. He
went to one campsite and then another, each time greeted by
a sign "Closed Until April." Undeterred, he slept in his car
until the morning of the protest.
I am always surprised at the diversity of kaffiya-wearers at
such events: there were the usual Palestinians, Arabs,
Pakistanis, and Kanye West-ers, off course. But then there
were the kaffiya-wearing Caucasian males, whom, encountered
elsewhere, I'd easily mistake for a redneck.
Many leading voices in the struggle for justice were
present: Ramsey Clark, Dick Gregory, Rev. Graylan Hagler,
Hodari Abdul-Ali, Cindy Sheehan, and others. The local
peoples radio station, WPFW (89.3), which has told the truth
about the war since its inception was well represented.
Representatives of D.R.U.M. (South Asian immigrant rights
group) were there, as were Iraq Veterans Against the War,
and Military Families for Peace. Representatives of the
campaign to impeach Bush, as well as those from
ArrestBlair.com, a group which challenges citizens to arrest
of Blair on war crimes (arrestblair.org), made their
Most striking was the line of pallbearers leading the march.
In a mock funeral procession, they carried symbolic coffins
bearing the flags of Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, Yemen, and
other countries invaded and occupied by the U.S. or its
henchmen. There were also coffins draped with American
flags, a reminder that predominantly poor, black, brown and
Latino people have been the cannon fodder of America's
illegal wars. I noted the green and white flag covering the
coffin of my native Pakistan, and immediately thought of
Abdur Rasheed Ghazi (shaheed) of Red Mosque fame, lying
there bleeding to death, forever changing the legacy of that
centuries old Islamabad mosque, assaulted by Paki
mercenaries in U.S.-supplied tanks.
Theatrics abounded at the protest. An American flag was
burned on stage, by a former U.S. Army machinegunner and her
youthful companion from the IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the
War). At one point, as the march proceeded past the offices
of Halliburton, an effigy of Dick Cheney was squeezed,
stomped, and finally trampled to death. At the end of the
march, the coffins were delivered to the White House gate.
Cindy Sheehan called Barack Obama a war criminal as she was
led away in handcuffs (part of a civil disobedience action
in which eight people were arrested), her supporters
emotionally responding with shouts of "Let her go!" The
Muslim American Society's Mahdi Bray
spouted anti-war rhetoric reminescent of pre-election Obama,
into a megaphone tenderly held for him by Brian Becker, but
carefully avoided mentioning a single Islamic resistance
movement (even though without these, the war would be
passé). A spacewoman, in intergalactic helmet, swayed to the
drums of peace, while a short distance away, a hula-hooper
kept rhythm to the beat.
Among the most insightful and relevant signs carried by the
"Myth No. 1: This Time War will help Afghan Women"
(carried by an older Caucasian woman)
"End drone attacks" and "Northrup Grumen + One Drone = 35
Mil" (both carried by representatives of Code Pink, which
did a particularly excellent job of calling attention to the
inhumanity of the U.S. use of drones in killing.
"Stop Israeli War Crimes, Stop Billions of Tax Dollars to
Israel" (this was one of the largest banners)
"US troops out of the Phillipines, Iraq, Afghanistan,
Haiti, and everywhere" (this was a beautiful, colorful sign,
carried by members of Alliance-Phillipines USA)
"Shariah law for a peaceful Iraq and Afghanistan" and "Is
it terrorism to defend one's land?" carried by some brothers
from the Islamic Thinkers Society, an independent group from
Comstock, NY, which seems to have broken from the limited
thinking of the big money Moozlem groups which take their
queque from Riyadh/Cairo/Washington (more on this at a later
"We need jobs and schools, not war" (preprinted,
unfortunately, on hundreds of signs by the A.N.S.W.E.R.
Coalition, but still helpful in drawing the interest of many
(The march proceeded from Lafayette Park, and through
downtown, past the corporate offices of Morgan Stanley, the
Washington Post, Halliburton, and the National Bankers
Association. Unfortunately, I missed the procession, as I
came to the protest directly from the National Marathon,
which I ran that morning, in dedication to Leonard Peltier,
Native American political prisoner, whose case first made me
personally aware of the many political prisoners held in
U.S. prisons. So, alhamdulillah, I ran the 26.2 miles in a
shirt calling for his freedom. I finished the marathon close
to 11:00 AM, and left soon after, since I knew the anti-war
actions would begin at 12:00 noon. Unfortunately, the many
road closures that morning delayed me, until famished and
dehydrated, I took a break to grab some Thai noodles,
slurped these down, then abandoned my car, and hopped on the
metro to catch up to the protestors.)
Alhamdulillah, we were able to distribute some JAMI
literature. At one point, I was speaking to an older
Caucasian woman from D.R.U.M., who held a sign that said
"Free Gaza." She asked for a flier. When I gave it to her,
she looked it over and immediately asked for additional
copies to pass along to others. This scene replayed itself
throughout the day, as many people were pleased to receive
the JAMI's now old, famous "Boycott Major Supporters of
Zionism" flier, and wanted additional copies for their
As I was about to leave the protest, I spotted a young man
in a tee that read "I fund international terrorism." I
grinned and offered to buy the shirt from him. He grinned
back and said rhetorically "Yup, I pay taxes to the U.S.
government." It was a heartening last view of the protest,
the thinking youth, who are this country's hope for the
Islamic Leader Condemns Offer to the US.
Pakistan has lost 10,000 troops in fighting Pak Taliban. Now
General Kayani is offering troops to help the US in
by Shamsuddin [To New Trend from Lahore]
LAHORE, Mar. 24: Jamaat e Islami Chief Syed Munawar Hasan
has condemned an offer by the Pakistani delegation in the US
to operate against the Afghan Taliban. He said the US is an
invader in Afghanistan and the Afghan nation had the right
under the UN charter to struggle for independence.
Syed Munawar Hasan said the Pakistan delegation should have
explained to Washington that US occupation of Muslims lands
and denying them their lawful rights was bound to have
reaction. It was a pity, he said, that the Pakistan Foreign
Minister and the Army Chief had on their own offered to
operate against the Afghan Taliban instead of demanding
withdrawal of NATO troops.
Pakistan, he said, had already paid a heavy price for acting
as a frontline state in the US terror war and such an offer
would aggravate the situation further. Ironically, he said,
the offer had been made at a time when in spite of
Islamabad's every effort to woo Washington, the US Secretary
of State and the CIA were not prepared to trust this
country. It was due to the US war, that the country's
economy had been crippled, the budget was being spent on the
war instead of public welfare, and over thirty thousand
people including more than 10,000 troops, had been killed in
this war. The US lack of trust in this country despite all
these services, was a slap in the face of the Pakistani
delegation and leadership, he added.
Petition Against US Drone Attacks in Pakistan
1000 Pakistanis Killed by the US Air Force. The People will
Challenging Government's Claim that it is defending
Sovereign Writ in Swat, FATA etc
by Khalid Khawaja [Islamabad]
[The writer is Pakistan's foremost human rights activist and
is defending 5 US Muslims who were handed over by CAIR via
FBI to the Pakistani security forces ----Editor]
Today my attached application was fixed in Lahore High court
and the Chief Justice summoned the deputy Attorney general
and asked for para wise comments from ministry of defense
and the ministry of interior on or before 6th of April. I
request all of you to highlight and follow up this most
serious issue of national importance.
Our government is talking about the writ of government in
the tribal areas and does not even bother about 2 to 8
drones flying all the times specially in Waziristan areas
and committing murders and extra judicial killing almost
every second day. There have been over 100 attacks on record
only in last two years killing over 1000 people.
What writ of the government is our government talking about.
Instead of downing these drones which are carrying out
outright violations of our airspace and sovereignty of
Pakistan, our air force is just bombing our own people and
creating a situation like that of East Pakistan.
The whole nation must wake up and act against our corrupt
and puppet rulers who have all the time to work on the
amendments to distribute and loot the power and none of them
even have the courage to talk to their masters.
I have traveled to the tribal areas and I would like to warn
the nation to act fast to help our victim brothers and
sisters who are desperately calling the nation against the
atrocities as there are thousands who have been abducted and
killed, their houses have been looted and destroyed. In
response these desperate people can do anything. This is why
I have asked the court to give security to us and them that
at least they are able to lodge their complaint, as the
media is banned in those areas and their severe pains are
just not felt by our people and do not reach the whole
Don't wait till they blast us with the path forced on them
and we could then have an experience worst than BANGLA
DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Pakistan Leading Protests against Zionist Plot to Demolish
Islamic Leader's "Advice" to Army Chief & Foreign Minister
on way to USA to Plan Pakistan's Future
LAHORE, Mar. 19: Countrywide protest was held on the appeal
of the Jamaat e Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan against the
Zionist plan to demolish the Al-Aqsa mosque and build the
Solomon Temple at its site,
The Ulema and Khatibs in their congregational addresses,
condemned the Zionist designs and exhorted the world
community to check Israel's move.
Protest rallies against Israel were held in Islamabad,
Karachi, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Multan and other cities. The
JI leaders addressing the rallies, said that this was an
issue of the Muslim Ummah and not of the Arabs or the
Palestinians alone, and the Muslims all over the world were
at the Palestinians' back.
Syed Munawar Hasan, while addressing a large congregation at
Mansoora, Lahore, said that Israel was digging trenches in
order to raze the Al-Aqsa mosque and had already begun
construction of a temple nearby. The Palestinians, he said,
were resisting the Zionist move and were offering their
lives for this cause.
He said the entire Muslim world was agonized on the Zionist
plan but the Muslim rulers remain unconcerned. In the past,
he said, Pakistan used to be the first to raise her voice on
the Palestine issue but the Pakistani rulers had now become
totally indifferent after adopting the maxim of "Pakistan
First". He said Egypt's conduct was the worst as she had
first build an iron wall to stop the Gaza people from
entering their country and later demolished the trench built
by the Palestinians for transportation and necessary
The role of the Muslim rulers, whether Musharraf, or Zardari
or any democratic ruler in this direction was condemnable as
they all were acting as US slaves.
He stressed upon the rulers to take up the issue at the
world level. He also urged the media to highlight the issue.
Syed Munawar Hasan further said that an important meeting
was being held in the US shortly which was to be attended by
the Foreign Minister and the Chief of Army Staff. Important
decisions regarding this country were to be taken at this
meeting. He stressed that Pakistan should go fully prepared
and at the very outset, demand withdrawal of the US and NATO
forces from this region and stoppage of drone attacks and
He stressed that there should be no compromise on the
ideological character of this country which had offered huge
sacrifices in the US war and also suffered heavily. It was
high time to review the strategic relations between the two
countries and preference given to national interests, he
JI central leader and Director, Idara Maaraf e Islami, Hafiz
Muhammad Idrees, while addressing the congregation at Syed
Maudoodi Institute mosque, said that the Masjid e Aqsa, the
first Qibla of the Muslims, was being threatened by the
Zionists' nefarious designs. Both the US and Israel were
enemies of Islam and the Muslims, he said, and world peace
had been shattered because of their machinations. He said in
Palestine, Hamas was resisting the Zionist plans and the
Muslims all over the world must stand at their back.
A view of World War II unknown to Americans
In Latvia, SS Veterans Commemorate World War Two Struggle
Daily Mail (Britain)
Veterans of the dreaded Nazi Waffen-SS marched in freezing
temperatures in the Latvian capital Riga today, cheered by
locals who view them as heroes. A city council ban on the
march was overturned at the 11th hour by a court. That meant
that men who once wore the double S-flashes of the Nazi
party's elite combat unit were honored among the 2,000 who
took part as freedom fighters from Communism. All in their
late 80's and 90's, the 30-odd Latvians who took up arms for
the Third Reich against the Soviet Union in WWII were the
heroes of the day in the tiny Baltic state .. .. March 16
has become a hallowed date for Latvians. On that day in 1943
they fought the Red Army for the first time and halted it.
Censorship: [New Trend editor: The time is not far when the
Europeans will try to stop sales of al-Qur'an & Hadith.]
Britain Wants to Stop Islam: Arrests Man for Selling Syed
Qutb's MILESTONES and other Islamic Books
[With thanks to Br. Yusuf Irelandi, Knoxville, Tennessee
Jamaat al-Muslimeen.] [Background information.]
Birmingham man in court on 30 terror charges
A 30-year-old man has appeared at Westminster Magistrates'
Court in London charged with 30 terror offences.
Ahmed Faraz faces 19 counts of distributing terrorist
publications and 11 counts of possessing material likely to
be of use to a terrorist.
Mr Faraz, of Esme Road, Birmingham, was arrested on 26
January at his home by officers from the West Midlands
Counter Terrorism Unit.
He denies the charges and was remanded in custody until a
hearing on 2 March.
The court heard the charges related to a period between 13
April 2006 and 26 January this year.
Mr Faraz, who wore a white prayer cap, spoke to confirm his
name and address.
Viv Goddard, prosecuting, said Mr Faraz was a British
national who had been in control of a Birmingham bookshop
called Maktabah and a website.
She said he worked in an IT job until the end of last year.
Gareth Peirce, defending, said Mr Faraz denied all the
charges against him.
The Deputy Chief Magistrate, Daphne Wickham, refused a bail
application by Mr Faraz and he was remanded in custody until
a committal hearing on 2 March.
The war against Islam
Cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh, Qur'an in the toilet, beliefs
attacked, prayers ridiculed.................
Interfaith Dialogue is Fake. They can't Defend Jesus and
Mary, pbuh, and use Muslim "modernists" to Undermine
by Sis. Sofia [New York city]
Muslims have through the centuries been blessed by the
Creator with limitless natural resources, opportunities to
live meaningful lives and clear guidance to manage their
social, political and spiritual lives on this earth and
for the life beyond.
And yet, again and again Muslims have had in their midst
corrupt and corruptible leaders and rulers. And many
Muslims do not make meaningful effort to educate themselves
about their faith and about the world beyond their immediate
needs. And many unfortunately speak up and/or take sides
over issues about which they have little knowledge.
Take this issue of Christian-Muslim dialogue. Are those
Muslims who are for it, aware that despicable slurs against
Prophet Muhammad and Islam was begun as early as the 8th
century in the Christian world by the Abbots of
Cluny/Cluney in France when they translated the Qur'an in
order to attack it and cooked up rumors about the Prophet's
personality and that these activities have continued through
the centuries to this day?
The list of anti-Islamic "irreligious" attacks by Christians
and atheists through the centuries in Europe and the
Americas could easily fill volumes. To mention just a few
names, look up anti-Islam references from various Popes,
including the current Pope, in the history of the Christian
Church, of the Italian poet Dante, the Protestant Martin
Luther of Germany, of U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt and the
more current post-9/11 biased rhetoric of TV Christian
evangelists and in their weekly Sunday sermons from
Have any Christians offered their apologies to Muslims for
the anti-Islam, anti-Muslim attacks? Not one! And yet there
are some Muslims who choose to sit down with them and have
an inter-faith dialogue, violating clear Qur'anic dictates
to them for exactly this kind of situation.
Have no doubt about it, there are plans of western countries
already in place in Muslim-majority countries to destroy
Islam and the Qur'an from the face of the earth because
Islam is a threat to the corrupt and the unjust everywhere.
Islam unequivocally stands for Justice and for Equality for
all of Humanity. Wouldn't that pose a threat to those who do
/ live otherwise?
Here is one reference point for further investigation.
Check out all activities in Pakistan involving Americans and
other Western NGOs, sociologists from U.S. universities, who
have been awarded millions of dollars in government funds to
change Islamic laws under the guise of women's human and
civil rights, and the rewriting of educational curricula of
religious schools in Pakistan. Investigate how many bills
have been passed or due to be passed using Pakistani
"modernist" "feminists" politicians. Eventually, the
consequence of these anti-Islam, anti-Muslim
"social-engineering" politicians and planners will be
eventually to destroy the Muslim Ummah's practice of their
faith. You see, Muslims are being used to destroy Islamic
cultural practices in Pakistan. For example, if Muslim women
use the new westernized/modern laws through Pakistani
courts, they would lead to a violation of Qur'anic dictates
which is the hope of the West.
The non-Muslim world tried to destroy the morals and
spiritual lives of Muslims by ridiculing their beliefs,
their prayer rituals, blasphemed the Qur'an and the Prophet
through despicable cartoons, flushed the Qur'an down the
toilet (and by doing so, ironically, they flushed down their
own Christian beliefs of Jesus and his Mother Mariam / Mary)
in order to make Muslims give up their faith just as many
Jews did under social / political pressure.
The question to ask now is: Which fork in the road will
With thanks to Br. Yusuf Irelandi [Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Re/Max's Israel Race Policies Exposed In Undercover
Tuesday 9th March 2010
by Robert Sutcliffe
I recently spent a bit of time shopping for a home in
occupied territory, I thought to myself hey, why not try
I sent an online enquiry to one of the agents and got this
reply. This is a message from the Maaleh Adumim branch,
Re/Max makes no effort to hide the fact they sell stolen
land. I have removed names of agents.
My name is - RE/MAX Atid in Maaleh Adumim. - does
not speak English so I am contacting you in his stead.The
house that you are inquiring about is a 6 bedroom cottage
which is obviously not to your needs. Please tell me the
following information so that we may assist you in finding a
What neighborhood of Maaleh Adumim are you interested
What is your budget?
New or old?
The more information that you can provide, the easier it
will be to help you.
I replied the next day.
Thanks for your response. I've only been to Israel once and
spent most of the time in Netanya so my knowledge of the
neighbourhoods is limited. 300 000 is the upper limits to
what we want to spend, my parents and my wife's parents will
be covering most of the money so I am very lucky and at
their will a little. They know Israel better and say that
Ma'ale Adumim is great value and a quick drive into
Jerusalem. We are wanting one bedroom as it's just me and my
wife, but I have a lot of photographic and computer
equipment which takes a large sized room so two bedrooms or
a house with large study is essential. We prefer an open
plan houses and my wife definitely wants a shower or space
to add one. A view would be nice but not essential.
We are planning to fly out to Israel to look at a number of
houses and then make an offer. We are also looking at some
places more central to Jerusalem but Ma'ale Adumim seems to
be better value. Our only worry is safety as we have already
left a country (South Africa) because of violence. My wife
is especially worried that there will be Arabs in Ma'ale
Adumim or that we will end up living in some kind
Palestinian state. What is Ma'ale Adumim like in this
regard? Are the roads into Jerusalem safe?
We are probably going to be there within 3 weeks and will be
staying for roughly 2-4 weeks but may stay longer if
There was a few days break and then I sent another message,
I thought I had scared him off with my overt racism.
I didn't get a response to my last email, if you sent one
could you please re-send it and I will make sure its not
getting stuck in my junk filter.
Wow, stolen land must be profitable enough not to have to
bother with decent customer service, a response finally
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner; hope you enjoyed
the Purim festivities. Your family is right about Maaleh
Adumim. I immigrated - from the US directly to Maaleh
Adumim and have watched it grow from a small village to a
small city that has not lost the small town charm. There
are no Arabs living in Maaleh Adumim and in the 25 years
that I am here there has never been an incident in the town.
The roads are safe and I have never had any trouble. There
is no chance of Maaleh Adumim being under non-Israeli
control; we are basically a bedroom community of Jerusalem
and well within the national consensus.
There has been a large influx of residents from Jerusalem
coming to our city because of the quality of life and lower
housing prices. Based upon your budget, there are many
properties that we can offer you that can fit your needs.
Let me know when you are coming and we will assist you in
any way that we can.
Let me show you what ethics Re/Max pretends to operate by
when they are not breaking Geneva conventions.
RE/MAX Code Of Ethics
All RE/MAX Affiliates shall not deny equal professional
services to any person for reasons of race, colour,
religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
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that important when there is money to be made.
Should you want to buy your own piece of illegal settlement
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You will notice that on their main page you can find a
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Click within the Jerusalem area and new map will appear;
this one seems to have not bothered with those pesky
These are the vultures that feed on the carcasses of failed
peace processes and Palestinian dreams of equal rights, cast
aside for a quick buck.
Jim Crow All Over Again?
Democrats and Republicans are Working Together Against the
Don't be fooled by their mutual Squabbling
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York city]
For years, Americans have been complaining about the
bass-ackwards U.S. Health Care System. If you are a
citizen, you are required to pay for any emergency room
visits, while non-citizens can give birth in American
hospitals at the expense of taxpayers. Some citizens, with
out insurance, have resorted to identity theft to avoid
paying hefty medical bills.
There had been many reports comparing America's healthcare
with that of Canada's and England's, who use their taxpaying
dollars to provide "free" medical care to people needing it.
Well, as of 03/21/2010, the democrats alone passed Pres.
Obama's U.S. Healthcare Reform Bill, which will require that
every American have health insurance by 2014.
Pres. Obama's Health care Bill benefits the health
insurance companies! None of the republicans voted for this
bill ; however, they are the reason why Americans will be
required to have health insurance whether we want it or not!
They threatened not to vote for the Health care Reform
Bill should Pres. Obama keep the public option in it. This
would have allowed Americans to have the option of having
insurance or not.
Now, no one can escape the tangled web of games that
insurance companies play with our lives!
Last night, on C-SPAN, I watched as angry republicans
accused the democrats of not listening to the American
people. This wreaks of the backroom dealings that led to
the Jim Crow Era (1877 to 1965).
After American Slavery ended in 1865, the republicans (Pres.
Abraham Lincoln's Party) worked to create the reconstruction
laws to introduce newly freed African slaves into American
society. After, these newly freed slaves started exercising
their voting power and actually voted in African-American
politicians, the white politicians got together and created
Jim Crow Laws.
These laws eliminated the rights of many African-Americans
and introduced racial segregation into society. Until this
day, many unaware citizens believe the lie that southern
politicians alone were to blame for creating Jim Crow.
Now, the republicans and democrats are once again playing
good cop/bad cop and want the American people to be divided
along racial and party lines. This morning, angry C-SPAN
callers promised not to vote for anymore democrats because
they passed a bill that the people did not want passed.
If anyone remembers, for the past 10 years, the democrats
and republicans worked together to:
Neither party listens to anyone! They are all cronies who
go golfing together and play a game of give & take with each
other over lunch. But, in this godless society, it is very
easy to take a step back and watch how white supremacist
thinking and the marginalization of the oppressed has skewed
the points of view of so many people.
Pass the Patriot Act
Bail out Wall Street with $800 billion dollars
Bail out the lending industry with another $800 billion
Give $200 billion to fund the occupation of Iraq, etc
The republicans voted against this measure because they
could afford to! They want to make it appear as if they
are, all of sudden, trying to work in the best interests of
Americans in time for November elections. Please, don't be
fooled! This is history constantly repeating itself. They
are all in this together!
Why the Surge is Likely to Fail. Will the Taliban Reclaim
Control of Afghanistan?
By M. SHAHID ALAM [Courtesy Counterpunch.]
More than eight years after dismantling the Taliban, the
United States is still mired in Afghanistan. Indeed, last
October it launched a much-hyped 'surge' to prevent a second
Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, not imminent yet, but
The first dismantling of the Taliban was a cakewalk.
In 2001, the United States quickly and decisively defeated
the Taliban, killed, captured or scattered their fighters,
and handed over the running of Afghanistan to their rivals,
mostly Uzbeks and Tajiks from the Northern Alliance.
Unaware of Pashtoon history, American commentators were
pleased at the smashing victory of their military, convinced
that they had consigned the Taliban to history's
Instead, the Taliban came back from the dead. Within months
of their near-total destruction, they had regained morale,
regrouped, organized, trained, and returned to fight what
they saw as a foreign occupation of their country. Slowly,
tenaciously they continued to build on their gains, and by
2008 they were dreaming of taking back the country they had
lost in 2001.
Could this really happen? That only time will tell, but
prospects for the Taliban today look better than at any time
since November 2001.
In 2001, the United States had captured Afghanistan with the
loss of only twelve of its own troops. Last year it lost 316
soldiers, and the British lost another 108. The numbers
speak for themselves.
The United States had occupied Afghanistan with 9000 troops.
When Obama took office in January 2009, these numbers had
climbed to 30,000. In October, US troop strength in
Afghanistan had more than doubled. This does not include
tens of thousands of foreign contractors and some 200,000
Afghan troops armed and trained by the Americans.
Yet, NATO could not deter the Taliban advance.
That is when President Obama ordered a troop surge. US troop
strength will soon reach 100,000. At the same time, the
United States is inviting Taliban fighters to defect in
return for bribes. In tandem, President Karzai - for the
umpteenth time - is offering amnesty to defecting Taliban
fighters. So far, there have been no high-ranking
Can the United States defeat these men - returned from the
dead - it calls terrorists? It is a vital question. It
should be, since the United States claims that if the
Taliban come back, Afghanistan will again become a haven for
Al-Qaida, their training ground and launching pad for future
attacks against Western targets.
How did the Taliban stage this comeback?
Simply, the answer is: by finding strength in their
handicaps. If you had compared the defeated Taliban in
December 2001 to the Mujahidin in 1980, you would conclude
that history had closed its books on them irrevocably.
The Mujahedeen brought several advantages to their fight.
All Afghan ethnicities opposed the Soviet presence in
Afghanistan. They had financial, military and political
support from all the Western powers. President Reagan
honored them as freedom-fighters. They also had support from
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Iran. In addition, tens of
thousands of foreign fighters would join the Afghan
In comparison, Taliban prospects looked quite dismal after
their rout in November 2001. Nearly all the factors that
favored the Mujahidin worked against the Taliban. Taliban
support was confined mostly to one Afghan ethnicity, the
Pashtoons. In the United States and its European allies,
they faced a more formidable opponent than the Mujahidin did
in the Soviet Union.
There was not a single Muslim country that could support the
return of the Taliban: the US forbad it. Worst of all, the
Pakistani military, partly for lucre and partly under US
pressure, threw its forces against the Taliban. Under the
circumstances, few Muslim fighters from outside Pakistan
have joined the Taliban.
Their goose was cooked: or so it seemed.
Nevertheless, the Taliban defied these odds, and now, some
eight years later, they have taken positions in nearly every
Afghan province, with shadow governments in most of them. Is
it possible to reverse the gains that Taliban have made in
the face of nearly impossible odds?
What can the US do to weaken the Taliban? They have few
vulnerabilities because the United States has been so
effective in denying them any help from external sources.
They have built their gains almost exclusively on their own
strengths: and these are harder to take away.
What then are some of these strengths? Unlike the Mujahidin,
the Afghan resistance against the United States is less
fractious. The Taliban make up the bulk of the resistance.
Other groups - led by Haqqani and Hekmatyaar - are much
smaller. The Afghan resistance has a central leadership that
the Mujahidin never had.
Unlike the Mujahidin, the Taliban do not have the technology
to knock out the helicopters, drones or jets that attack
them from the air. On the ground, however, they have
technology the Mujahidin did not have. They have acquired
suicide vests and, more importantly, improvised explosive
devices (IEDs) developed by the resistance in Iraq. Indeed,
the Taliban claim to have improved upon the IEDs they
acquired from Iraq.
Notwithstanding their apparent lack of sophistication, the
Taliban leadership have proved to be savvy in their use of
videos, CDs, FM radio stations, and the internet to
publicize their gains, build morale, and mobilize recruits.
Despite the satellites, drones, spies on the ground, and
prize money for their capture, much of the Taliban
leadership has evaded capture. In particular, Mulla Omar
remains a ghost. He has not been seen or interviewed since
2001. Yet he remains in touch with his commanders through
Afghanistan's corrupt government is another Taliban asset.
They have spawned a tiny class of Afghan nouveau riche
battened by drug money, government contracts and cronyism.
President Karzai implicates the US occupation in the blatant
corruption of his own government.
It appears that there is little that the United States can
do to neutralize these elusive advantages. Instead, it tries
to blame and shift the burden of the war on Pakistan. It
continues to pressure and bribe Pakistan's rulers to mount
full-scale military operations against the Taliban support
network in Pakistan.
More and more, Pakistan's military leaders have been caving
under these pressures, escalating their wars against their
own population. This has provoked a backlash. A new faction
of the Taliban has emerged to launch deadly attacks against
military and civilian targets in Pakistan. These attacks are
destabilizing Pakistan. In turn, the US uses these attacks
to push Pakistani rulers into greater capitulation to its
In addition, President Obama has dramatically escalated
drone attacks against the Taliban support network in
Pakistan. In tandem, Pakistan too has been launching more
massive air and ground attacks against their hideouts.
However, none of this has deterred the escalating Taliban
attacks against NATO and Afghan forces.
No one suggests that the Taliban can match the credentials
of America's freedom fighters in the late eighteenth
century. The latter were committed to the proposition that
all men are created equal, barring a few rarely mentioned
exceptions. The Taliban are zealots and misogynists, but
only a tad more so than the Mujahidin whom the West embraced
as freedom fighters.
The West celebrated the Mujahidin's victory over the
Soviets. The same people, fighting under a different name,
have now pushed the United States into a costly stalemate.
Will the US prolong this stalemate, and push Pakistan too
over the brink? Or will it accept the fait accompli the
Taliban have created for them, accept its losses, and save
itself from greater embarrassment in the future?
Once or twice, the United States has retreated from
unwinnable wars and survived. It is likely that the 'surge'
is primarily a political move to try to pass off the retreat
from Afghanistan as another 'mission accomplished.' Let's
hope that this stratagem works somehow, because the
alternative is likely to be much worse for all parties
involved in this unwinnable war.
M. Shahid Alam is professor of economics at Northeastern
University. This is an excerpt from his book, Israeli
Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism
(Macmillan, November 2009).
With thanks to Br. Ghulam Muhammad in India.
Every second police encounter in India is fake
Submitted by admin4 on 25 March 2010 - 1:48pm.
By Mumtaz Alam Falahi, TwoCircles.net,
New Delhi: While there is strong resistance by the
government and its agencies including police and even courts
for a judicial probe into the infamous Batla House encounter
- ignoring persistent demand, sharpened following the
autopsy report, of the Muslim community and human rights
groups - the official data available withTwoCircles.net says
every second police encounter that takes place in the
country is fake.
Since October 1993, 2560 cases of police encounters have
been brought into the notice of National Human Rights
Commission (NHRC). Of them, according to the NHRC, 1224
cases have been found fake encounters. It means that roughly
every second police encounter is fake in the country. The
information has been accessed by eminent RTI activist Afroz
Alam Sahil after several attempts. Sahil recently came into
limelight for securing the autopsy report of Batla House
Another interesting point the data reveals is that of 1224
fake encounters, the NHRC ordered for compensation in only
Sahil, a Jamia Millia Islamia student filed an application
with the NHRC using RTI Act on 24/09/2008. He sought
information on three counts: number of police encounter
cases reached NHRC so far, number of fake encounters among
them and details of these fake encounters.
He got incomplete reply on 20/10/2008. The one-paragraph
answer to these questions said: "As per record available
with the Commission, so far 2560 cases of police
encounter/alleged fake encounter have come up before the
NHRC. The Commission has so far granted compensation in
sixteen cases of police encounter/alleged fake encounter."
The answer did not provide the number of all fake
Unsatisfied Sahil appealed for full information on
29/10/2008. He got reply on 27/11/2008. "In addition to
earlier reply provided to the applicant, it is submitted
that out of 16 cases in which certain acts of
omission/commission resulting in violation of human rights
on the part of public servants were found, 8 have been
closed and the remaining 8 are still under consideration
before the commission." Once again the Commission skipped
the question about the number of total fake encounters.
Rather the repeated information about compensation in fake
encounters seemed to indicate there were only 16 fake
encounters. But this was not true. The actual number of fake
encounters was in hundreds.
The petitioner filed a fresh application on 02/03/2009 and
asked 7 questions including: Since October 1993, how many
cases of fake encounters, communal riots/caste violence,
death in police custody, exploitation of women and
exploitation of Dalit have come before the commission. In
how many of them public servants were found guilty. How many
of them were disposed of or found wrong. And the case number
of fake encounters in which NHRC has given compensation.
The reply the NHRC sent on 08/04/2009 was revealing. Since
October 1993 there were 1224 fake encounters in the country.
See the table.
Fake encounters 1224
Communal riots/caste violence 432
Death in police custody 2320
Exploitation of women 4502
Exploitation of Dalit 17998
The NHRC said that out of the above, in 224 cases, the
Commission found violation of human rights by public
servants. The Commission had disposed of a total of 16784
such cases where no finding/positive recommendation in
respect of proven violation of human rights was made.
However, this reply contrasted its own reply dated
27/11/2008 as for compensation in fake encounters.
While there were 1224 fake encounters the commission ordered
compensation in only 7 cases. "In 7 cases of encounter, the
Commission has awarded compensation," says NHRC in the new
reply while November 2008 reply said compensation was given
in 16 cases.
Of these seven one was Mohammed Shafi of Andhra Pradesh. The
complaint in his case was filed by Lateef Mohammad Khan of
Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee of Hyderabad. The
encounter had taken place in Zaheerabad on 22/05/2003. The
victim family has been given a compensation of Rs 3
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