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Rabi' al-Thani 23,1431/ April 8 2010 # 15
Non-Violent Resistance to Oppression
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Historic Movement Against Zionism Launched by Jamaat
Unite Against Zionism
On April 3, 2010, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Islamic
Shoora delegates from various parts of the USA met in
Greensboro, North Carolina to organize a nationwide movement
The Shoora meeting was a great success owing to the
organizational efforts of Imam Badi Ali. He now has a team
of activists from the local Islamic Center which organizes
relief for Iraqi and Sudanese refugees, demonstrations for
Palestine, particularly Gaza, and local links with civic
works such as the census.
A segment of the meeting were chaired by Sis. Ashira who
also gave the charge to the delegates by defining the
meaning of worship in the Qur'an. Another segment was
chaired by Br. Solano who is active in the Hispanic
community. Most of the meeting was chaired by Dr. Kaukab
Dr. Siddique emphasized the relevance of Jamaat
al-Muslimeen's non-violent resistance within the limits of
the law. A few people can change the destiny of a nation if
their message is based in the Qur'an and the Hadith, he
said. If the few devotees of Allah can mobilize the ummah,
fearlessly speak the truth, organize with like minded people
and constantly pray to Allah for help, they can be more
effective than large crowds which lack direction and
leadership. With Allah's help, with the Qur'an in our hands,
with the Hadith as our light, we will defeat Zionism in its
own stronghold, Dr. Siddique concluded.
Three eminent speakers at the Shoora were:
Attorney Thomas Ruffin from Washington, DC, who is defending
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's civil rights. He is well-known as the
attorney for the Black Panthers in prison whose parole is
sought. He advised the Jamaat that if the FBI visits any
member, they must be told to talk only to the
attorney.Direct conversations can be harmful owing to the
tendency of the FBI to interpret things.
The second eminent speaker was Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz who
rebutted the existing theories of racism and connected
Zionism to racism. Dr. Shabazz taught that race is a false
construct and is used to divide humanity. There is only
race: the human race, he said. Dr. Shabazz is a
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Endoweed Chair at
Grambling University in Louisiana.
The third eminent speaker was Imam Khalil Abdur-Rahman,
International Representative of Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin.
He quoted extensively from the Qur'an and the Hadith to
debunk any cooperation with oppressors, particulary with
Zionists. He gave specific examples of Imam Jamil's
consistent opposition to and condemnation of Zionism.
JAM Committee to Teach Christian Churches the dangers of
April 3: The National Islamic Shoora set up a committee to
educate Christian churches about the damage being done to
America by Zionism and Israel.
The Committee will speak to the churches in the language of
Jesus, pbuh, and the Bible. The committee is led by two
Muslims who know Christianity from the inside. The
representatives of the Committee are:
Sis. Abigail Anthony
Br. Yusuf Irelandi
Imam Badi Ali [facilitator]
Mass Distribution of the Messages of Malcolm X and Kwame
Toure Against Zionism is the way, Says Jamaat Leader from
April 3: Jamaat Shoora leader Br. Abu Talib [from Brooklyn]
is leading the move against Zionism among Black populations.
The teachings of Malcolm X and Kwame Toure against Zionism
will be mass distributed, inshallah, in cities which have
large Black populations. Our readers are urged to help us in
the distribution of Malcolm's and Kwame Toure's
revolutionary words against Zionism.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora's Resolutions: Unite Against
Israel was created by force of arms;hence it is an
Zionists have a death grip on America'sd neck which must be
Zionism in America has been spread through the media and
movies. This cultural propaganda has to be answered and made
We urge ALL Believers, including Muslims, to stand against
Zionism in non-Violent ways creatively worked out.
The UN must revert to its original position that "Zionism is
The people of the world must unite to dismantle Israel.
Tools for the Anti-Zionism Project Nationwide:
Boycott all businesses which support Israeli policies.
Support the movement to divest from Israel.
Awareness Project 1: Israel has committed genocide against
Awareness Project 2: The attack on Gaza was a crime against
humanity for which Israeli leaders should be indicted.
Use public displays and banners to highlight Gaza and other
Israeli crimes. [Example of a banner: PRAY FOR GAZA.]
Inform the African-American people of systematic Zionist
moves against Sudan, Somalia,Nigeria, South Africa, Angola,
Haiti and various South American countries.
Support the people of Germany to help them remove
All US politicians who support Zionism must be exposed.
Jamaat Resolutions on the Muslim World's Struggle:
We urge President Obama to pull US forces out of Iraq
without further delay.
US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan has no moral basis and no
future. A quick withdrawal would end human suffering in
Stop the bombing of Pakistan. These acts are violations of
international law and crimes against humanity.
The US support for the pro-western clique in Somalia is
creating vast human suffering and should be ended.
End the sanctions on Sudan.
End the sanctions on Zimbabwe.
Stop supporting the military in Nigeria.
The independence of Chechnia should be affirmed clearly and
Indian armies must withdraw from Kashmir and India should
take care of the deprived sections of India's people, which
is 85% of India.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges all BELIEVERS in justice, truth
and peace, Muslims and Christians and others, to help us
move against Zionism. Give your time, money and
Letter from Canada
Information about the Religious Clown
Tahir al-Qadri, the Fake Fatwa Man
On Apl 4, 2010, the CBC night tv news showed Tahir al Qadri
and his so called fatwa against "terrorism." It was
disclosed that for the last few years, he has been living in
Toronto. Tom Gaggin, I recall the person who offered
introductory commentary on him, is a paid agent of the
intelligence establishments because during the Momin trial,
this fellow was in court for the prosecution to offer
opinions on global terrorism.
[Writer's name withheld]
New Trend and the Hidden Zionist Hand: Our Account Closed
April 5, 2010: New Trend's account was closed down
arbitrarily. The Vice President of the bank claimed that it
was done on the basis of "information received."
The bank refused to divulge what was the information and who
provided it to the bank.
Our observers say that that this move was a counter by the
Zionists in revenge for the worldwide boycott of businesses
which support Israel and is highly publicized by New
[Alhamdulillah, we have re-opened in a different bank.]
[From New Trend Ed.][For US readers: ANP is an anti-Islamic,
anti-Pakistan political group which supports Pak army's
genocide against populations supporting Pak Taliban.
Recently the Pak Taliban hit the ANP and inflicted heavy
Pakistan: Next two items to New Trend from Shamsuddin in
Islamic Leadership Focuses on extreme Deprivation of
Ordinary Pakistanis' Economic Rights
Moves of Secular Parties Dissected: ANP trying to cut off
LAHORE, Apr. 6: The Jamaat e Islami has announced a
countrywide movement against price hike, unemployment, load
shedding [electricity stoppages] and frequent raise in POL
and gas prices. The JI will work with the cooperation of
other parties, traders, trade unions, and other
A decision to this effect was made by the JI central
executive at its meeting here Wednesday and was announced by
the JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan at a press conference at
Mansoora. The schedule of the movement will be announced
The JI central body took strong exception to the ANP demand
for waiving the conditional requirement for the Pakistan
President to be a Muslim and also dropping the Objectives
Resolution from the constitution terming it an attempt to
undo the Islamic identity of the country and said every such
move would be strongly resisted.
Syed Munawar Hasan said in view of the political consensus
evolved for the 18th amendment, it had been hoped that the
whole process would end up smoothly and the constitution
would be revived in its true shape. However, these ANP
demands had exposed its true agenda. He deplored the
killings in the ANP rally at Timergara and said the party
itself was responsible as it knew there was strong
opposition to the naming of the NWFP as Khyber Pakhtoonkha.
He said that ANP move against the country's ideological
character would lead to a countrywide movement like the one
witnessed on "Khatme Nubawat "issue.
Commenting on President Zardari's address to the parliament,
he said it was disappointing as the problems of the people
were not addressed. He said the President was expected to
assure compliance of the Supreme Court judgment on NRO to
avoid clash of institutions but on the other hand, the
President had mentioned the Law Minister more than once
perhaps to chide the SC.
In reply to a question, he said that the Swiss cases must be
reopened and the SC decision on the NRO implemented in
letter and spirit.
Pakistan & Sudan: Islamic Unity & Investment Needed
LAHORE, Apr. 6: The Sudanese ambassador in Pakistan,
Muhammad Umar Musa, visited Mansoora Tuesday evening and met
with the former Jamaat e Islami chief Qazi Husain Ahmed.
JI secretary general Liaquat Baloch and Director JI, Foreign
affairs wing, Abdul Aziz Ghaffar were also present.
The two sides exchanged views on matters of interest between
Sudan and Pakistan.
The Sudanse envoy told the JI leaders that Pakistan and
Sudan were linked by strong bonds of friendship and the
hearts of their people throbbed together.
The envoy said that two countries were being punished by
alien forces for their love for Islam. The US and the
Western world was targeting them especially and attempts
were being made to push them towards civil war.
However, he believed that the designs of the enemy would be
foiled with the divine blessings of Almighty Allah.
The envoy told the JI leaders that Sudan would soon emerge a
strong and developed country. He said at present, Sudan was
the best place for investment and capital from all over the
world was flowing there. He also invited the Pakistani
brethren to avail the opportunity and invest in his country.
The envoy termed Pakistan as his second homeland and said he
was thankful to the people of Pakistan for their warm love
for his country and people.
With thanks to Br. Zahir Hassan, Michigan.
Muslims assaulted as they attempt to pray in Great Mosque of
06/04/2010 06:00:00 AM GMT
Two of the tourists from Austria were arrested Cordoba as
they attempted to pray in the Great Mosque of Cordoba.
Two of the tourists from Austria were arrested on Wednesday
night in the southern city of Cordoba as they attempted to
pray in the Great Mosque of Cordoba according to a report
published by the Associated Press which appeared in the UK
Independent newspapers website.
The Great Mosque of Cordoba was built after the Moorish
invasion of Spain in the 8th century but transformed into a
cathedral in 1236 when King Ferdinand III captured the city.
Since then Muslim prayer rites have been forbidden inside.
The Great Mosque of Cordoba placed its importance amongst
the Islamic community of Al-Andalus for three centuries. In
Cordoba, the capital of Al-Andalus, the Great Mosque was
seen as the heart and central focus of the capital. The
Mosque was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.
Muslims in Pennsylvania
Long Time New Trend Reader Questions Senator Casey's Support
Prominent Muslimah Uncovers Morally Bogus Pro-Israel
Dear Senator Casey,
It hurt me no end to read your arrogant reply to my
request, as a tax-payer who pays your salary to REPRESENT ME
in the functioning of the US Government.
1. How is Israel a "key ally".
2. How can another country be a "cornerstone" to US policy?
3. What is "Arab forces"?
4. The bond "can never be broken" BUT Americans can be
broken by continuing to send OUR money to another country,
while our citizens remain in increasing disrepair.
5. Whatever wars Israel has fought is their business and of
their choosing. America did not create the state of Israel
- I believe the British did. So why have we inherited their
6. I believe that your response does not address the issue
of sending billions of our Pennsylvania dollars to Israel.
It is a good thing to help establish peace. As long as we
are financing the abuse of the Palestiinian people, we will
continue to be looked upon as not remaining neutral; in
fact, we draw the blood of innocent persons upon our hands.
Very truly yours,
From: "Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr."
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2010 6:26:38 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada
Subject: Response from Senator Casey
Dear Ms. Baker-Bey:
Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding
Israel. I appreciate hearing from all Pennsylvanians about
the issues that matter most to them.
Israel has been a key ally of the United States and
cornerstone of U.S. policy in the Middle East since its
founding in 1948. The country has worked strenuously to gain
international support as a sovereign state and to seek an
end to hostilities with Arab forces, against which Israel
has fought five wars since 1948. Israel is one of our
strongest allies and the bond between our two nations can
never be broken.
The United States must once again take the leadership role
concerning the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, to ensure
that we can reach the common objective of a two-state
solution, with Israelis and Palestinians living side by side
in peaceful coexistence and secure in agreed upon borders. A
stalemate on Middle East diplomacy will only strengthen
extremists throughout the world and breed further
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please
do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or
any other matter of importance to you.
If you have access to the Internet, I encourage you to
frequently visit my web site, http://casey.senate.gov. In
the months ahead, I will continue to develop the site in
order to allow you to stay up-to-date on my work in
Washington. If you wish to e-mail me, you can do so on the
United States Senator
Letter: Sis. Sofia's Article on Vile Anti-Muslim Abuse.
Atheists are not Against Muslims, says New Trend reader in
In an article in this edition written by Sis. Sofia [New
York city], she mentions the many attacks against Muslims
over the centuries by Christians and atheists. I would like
to point out an error in her general allegations. I am
speaking of current thought processes in the US and,
unfortunately am not versed in history of hundreds of years
ago about the subject.
Many atheists in the US today are outspoken against the
hatred thrust upon Muslims by the US public. We have been
open and vocal about such bigotry. Of course, we do have our
own bigots, but, percentage-wise, they are much fewer than
those who practive mindless Christian denigration of
Atheists are religiously neutral. We are not bigots. We look
at situations and assess them through logic. And,
unfortunately for Muslims, our logic tells us that Muslims
are unfairly denigrated by vile lies and a common
misunderstanding by most Christians.
My record speaks for itself. I have written many articles
condemning the denigration of Muslims. Many people write to
me and ask if I am a Muslim and I tell them I am an atheist.
For the most part, atheists are fair-minded people who use
logic in their thought processes. Many of us conclude that
Muslims are being unfairly depicted and this error in
depiction has led to mindless violence against Muslims
worldwide by Christian-dominated governments and
Please do not lump atheists together with Christians in the
subject of denigrating Muslims. We are much more tolerant,
and, more importantly, more intelligent in our views of all
religions, including Islam. In my 15 years as president of
the Atheist Coalition of San Diego, only once did a
participant make bigoted remarks against Islam. Plus, he had
a cartoon of a Koran being flushed down a toilet. I called
him outside and banished him from the group. I told him that
he did not belong with us and I never wanted to see him
again. In addition, one of our regular meeting participants
is Dr. Khaleel Mohammed, a professor of religious studies at
San Diego State University. We kiddingly call him an
"honorary member." It is a luxury to have him attend
meetings because, if a question of Islam arises, he will
gladly give us an honest and intellectual response.
Jeff Archer (aka Malcom Lagauche)
President (for the past 15 years) of the Atheist Coalition
of San Diego
Letter: High Praise for Sis. Sofia's Article Re: " 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 Islam"
Do I have your official permission to make the following
widely circulated in the local community, Muslim and
Non-Muslim alike? Personally, I agree with Sister Sofia.
But there are "self-appointed" and "self-anointed" preachers
of Islam, who need to read this. Could the sister or you or
somebody who owns the copyright submit it as opinion or
"letter-to-the-editor" @ The Kalamazoo Gazette, as
syndicated column, or whatever maybe the legal mechanism;
you must know about these issues much better than I could
ever do. It is not my forte.
Wassalam and thanks, in anticipation,
[Ed.note: Many Muslims are distributing New Trend articles.
They are welcome to do so as long as it is not for money
making purposes. Our only condition is: Give our address:
If the article specifies copyright or restrictions on
re-printing, please follow the requirtements.
[New Trend editor's note: There are worse things than Gtmo
and Abu Ghraib hidden in the annals of the US air force and
ground forces. This is the tip of the iceberg. Hitler's
Waffen SS were much more disciplined.]
THE ROVING EYE
By Pepe Escobar
"We've shot an amazing number of people and killed a number
and, to my knowledge, none has proven to have been a real
threat to the force."
That was General Stanley McChrystal, supreme commander of
United States forces in Afghanistan, late last month -
during one of the virtual "town hall" meetings held with US
troops every two weeks, as reported in the New York Times.
McChrystal added, "To my knowledge, in the nine-plus months
I've been here, not a single case where we have engaged in
an escalation of force incident and hurt someone has it
turned out that the vehicle had a suicide bomb or weapons in
it and, in many cases, had families in it."
So here's the war hero responsible for conducting President
Barack Obama's "good war" in Afghanistan admitting on the
record what really goes on at times in these checkpoints,
while also shedding some light over those recurrent missile
bombings of Afghan wedding parties.
Since Obama's summer 2009 surge in Afghanistan, US and North
Atlantic Treaty Organization troops killed 30 and wounded
more than 80 Afghans in convoy and checkpoint shootings;
that's only the "official", documented list.
McChrystal's spokesman, Tadd Sholtis, said the general was
basically using his comments to urge his soldiers to
exercise "courageous restraint". Public opinion in the
Pentagon-defined "arc of instability" from the Middle East
to Central Asia may see it for what it is: the "rules of
engagement" for a Pentagon serially engaged in perpetrating
'Look at those dead bastards'
The direct connection between the wars in Afghanistan and
Iraq, and the prevailing "shoot an amazing number of people"
rules of engagement in both, has just been provided by the
small, independent Wikileaks website.
This Monday, Wikileaks released an up-to-now secret,
decrypted air strike video of a massacre of civilians in the
southeastern suburb of New Baghdad on July 12, 2007,
conducted by the 30mm cannon fire of Apache helicopters. The
website said the video and supporting documents were offered
by "military whistleblowers".
Wikileaks calls it "Collateral Murder" (see the video at
www.collateralmurder.com) . This is definitely not Academy
Award winner The Hurt Locker - where American soldiers are
selfless heroes and Iraqis are faceless ghosts. This is real
life - with American soldiers as video game killers and
Iraqis as corpses. These are the kind of heroes who mistake
a telephoto lens for an rocket-propelled grenade.
The video speaks for itself. Among those gunned down from
above were Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and
driver Saeed Chmagh, 40 (both shot dead), as well as two
Baghdad kids (both seriously wounded).
Reuters had been trying to obtain the video through the
Freedom of Information Act since 2007. David Schlesinger,
editor-in-chief of Reuters news, released a statement on
Monday saying, "The video ... is graphic evidence of the
dangers involved in war journalism and the tragedies that
can result." No criticism of the Pentagon, not even when all
the signs point to a Pentagon-orchestrated cover-up. "There
is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in
combat operations against a hostile force," spokesman
Lieutenant Colonel Scott Bleichwehl said at the time.
As a document of the tragedy and absurdity of the continuum
Afghanistan-Iraq - and of a series of Pentagon-sanctioned
war crimes - this video tells it like it is, louder than any
anti-war manifesto published or broadcast since 2001. And no
- it will not be running for Best Documentary Short in the
"Oh, yeah, look at those dead bastards."
Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the
Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (Nimble
Books, 2007) and Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad
during the surge. His new book, just out, is Obama does
Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009).
[For educational purposes. Not for any profit motive. The
truth about Rabbis is important. NT Ed]
Brooklyn Rabbi Baruch Lebovits convicted in sex assault on
boy, faces decades behind bars
BY Scott Shifrel
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 4:00 AM
Ward for News
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits is facing a long prison term after he
was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
A Brooklyn rabbi faces decades behind bars - and sentencing
on the eve of Passover - after a jury quickly convicted him
of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits showed no reaction as Brooklyn Supreme
Court jurors found him guilty on eight of 10 counts after
three hours of deliberations.
"Thank God, justice is served," the victim's father said in
the packed courtroom as Lebovits family members wiped tears
from their eyes.
"This makes a statement to the Jewish community," said Beth
Kaplan of the group Sacred Lives, one of several advocates
who sat through the week-long trial.
"There is denial. The majority of the Orthodox community
doesn't believe this can happen. Here we see it can
Prosecutor Miss Gregory had told jurors that Lebovits, 59,
lured his son's friend, who was 16 at the time, into a car
with a promise of driving lessons in 2004 and 2005. The
young man testified that Lebovits would have him pull over
and then perform a sex act on him.
There was no physical evidence, and the accuser was a
recovering drug addict and a thief - points defense lawyer
Arthur Aidala hammered home.
He claimed the victim was trying to shake down Lebovits, who
owned a Borough Park travel agency - and said a detective
withheld a document showing the victim had talked about
being paid off.
Lebovits, who still faces charges he molested two other
minors, could get up to four years on each count.
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