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Jamada al-Thani 14,1431/ May 28, 2010 # 22
Unite Against Zionism: Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora Theme
Jewish Holocaust Program in Baltimore Challenged:
Fears of anti-Semitism are Bogus.
Israel is a Criminal Entity
On May 24, Baltimore's Jewish community presented a "Black
Christian's Perspective" on the Holocaust at the CENTRAL
LIBRARY on Cathedral street
The Presenter was Dr. Hubert G. Locke, Provost Emeritus for
Academic Affairs, all the way from the University of
Washington, Seattle, and member of the Committee on Church
Relations and the Holocaust at the US. Holocaust Memorial
Museum. He discussed the Holocaust and Jewish-Christian
The presentation was challenged by a number of African
Americans and by Muslims of African ancestry, including a
sister in hijab. Critics from the audience wanted slavery,
not the Jewish story, to be seen as the real holocaust.
An entire group from Jamaat al-Muslimeen was in attendance.
Br. Kaukab Siddique got the mike and rebutted the main
points made by Dr. Locke. This is a summary of his 3 main
1. War time Jewish propaganda about the holocaust story is
irrelevant to our times. The victims today are Palestinians,
not Jews. All of Gaza has been turned into a concentration
camp. Israel, supported by American Jewry, is committing
crimes against humanity, including the murder of Palestinian
2. Dr. Locke's claims about the rise of "anti-semitism" and
"extremism" are false. These claims are agenda driven and
are coming out of the Southern Poverty Law Center which is
pro-Zionist. It has completely ignored the suffering of
hundreds of US Muslims who are unjustly imprisoned.
3. If Dr. Locke has any document showing an order from
Hitler ordering the extermination of Jews as a people, let
us know where it can be found. If not, then stop the stories
about the "holocaust." Six million people cannot be
exterminated without an order from the top.
When the Jewish organizers saw an entire group of Muslims
and heard Dr. Siddique talk of Palestine, they called the
police into the library. At one point it seemed that Dr.
Siddique would be arrested.
Unite Against Zionism: Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora theme
Spotlight on Tariq Ramadan by Imam Badi Ali [Jamaat
al-Muslimeen North Carolina] Shoora Leader
Why is Tariq Ramadan coming to the ISNA Convention, why is
he invited to speak at Oxford University, why American power
structure loves him so much, that he has replaced Warith
Deen Muhammad, Siraj Wahhaj, Zaid Shakir and even Hamza
Yusuf as chief collaborator?
Firstly look at his ideology: It is a mixture, a hodgepodge
of Islam and secularism, and Islam and Christianity.
Secondly look at his opposition to Shariah and Islamic
hadood. The West badly needs "Muslims" who can speak against
Shariah. Ramadan has not been worried by the fact that the
Qur'an and Sunnah are divinely ordained. They have come to
reform society. There is no question of reforming divine
law, but in his drive to please the Western powers, Ramadan
easily forgets that Islam is from Allah and not to be
reformed by him or anyone else.
Look at Tariq Ramadan's publications. They are all aimed at
pleasing the West. He does not want to offend the enemies of
Worst of all, Ramadan wants Muslims in the West to melt
into the West and to be separated from the global Ummah of
Islam whose leader is Muhammad, pbuh.
Spotlight on Obama and the Oil Spill:
On May 27, 2010 CNN made a major blunder which exposed a
weakness of President Obama which is now becoming obvious
across the nation. CNN showed Obama speaking about the oil
spill. In a corner of the TV screen, CNN showed oil gushing
out of the leaking pipe.
Obama kept talking, the oil kept gushing.
The president has not learned yet that talk is not a
solution for the fundamental issues wracking America.
Letter: Tariq Ramadan's Kufr is quite Manifest
Just for further information on Tariq Ramadan, if you do
check the debate he did with Ayan Hirsi Ali, he clearly said
Whereas amongst Muslims he is calling for a moratorium on
hudood (which in itself is bad enough) stating the example
of Omar Bin Al Khattab during famine, in this debate amongst
kuffar he lets his true intention slip, that he is calling
for a moratorium with a view towards ABROGATION!
Subhanallah manifest kufr, denial of a clear hokm.
Tariq Ramadan clearly says abrogation of hudood:
4min 9 secs in
Keep up the excellent work. May Allah reward you and keep
you on Sirat al Mustaqeem. Ma Salaam
Islamic Leader in Norway
Cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh, are an attempt to destroy
Munawar Hasan Urges Europeans: Don't Support US invasion of
LAHORE, Apr. 26: The Jamaat e Islami chief Syed Munwar
Hasan, has impressed upon Norway's political leadership that
caricatures of the Holy Prophet ( pbuh) were a heinous
attempt to destroy world peace.
The JI chief underlined this point at his meetings with the
Norwegian Christian Democratic Party chief, Mr. Dagfinn
Hoybraien, Labor Party Member, and deputy Speaker, Akhtar
Chaudhary, and high officials in the Foreign Ministry in
Oslo. Important issues including the presence of the US in
the region, Kashmir and the political situation of Pakistan
also came under discussion at the meeting.
The two sides agreed that the blasphemy of the Holy Prophet
(Pbuh) was something that could not be ignored.
Syed Munawar Hasan told the Norwegian leaders that the
individuals, groups and the governments advocating freedom
of expression considered a discussion on Zionists holocaust
as a crime but they freely hurt the feelings of two billion
Muslims in the world.
The Western governments championing the cause of democracy
and human rights were backing the corrupt rulers and
dictators in the Muslim world, he said, and added that the
Western people and governments would have to abandon double
The JI chief said the US had opted the path of self
destruction by attacking Afghanistan. It was high time that
the European countries realized the US folly in the light of
the Afghanistan history and pulled out of this US war, he
JI Foreign affairs Wing chief Abdul Ghaffar Aziz, head of
the Norway Islamic Cultural Centre, Mian Waqas Waheed and
prominent Islamic scholar on Norway, Maulana Mehbubur
Rehman, accompanied the JI chief in these meetings.
The JI chief returned to the country Wednesday morning after
a 3- day visit to Norway.
US Bombing of Pakistan Continues
US Drone Attack Killed 15 Civilians, injured scores: Labeled
as "suspected" Taliban
May 16, 2010. Drone air craft of the US air force fired
missiles into three homes in the Tirah Valley of Khyber
agency. At least 15 civilians were killed in the attack and
scores injured in the attack. The three homes were
Pakistani sources say that such US attacks aimed at killing
civilians have become quite common. The US theory seems to
be, say our observers, that if the civilian supporters of
the mujahideen are killed, that will weaken the resistance.
The US and its Pakistani affiliates kill these people under
the label of "suspected" Taliban.
Mr. President: You Gotta be Kiddin'!
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Previewing parts of the document, John Brennan, Obama's
leading counterterrorism adviser, said: "We have never been
and will never be at war with Islam."
"The president's strategy is unequivocal with regard to our
posture -- the United States of America is at war. We are at
war against al Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates," he said
in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International
Studies in Washington.
Just think about it:
Mr. Obama supports Israel and never said a word against
Israeli genocide in Gaza.
Mr. Obama's military forces have occupied Afghanistan.
Mr. Obama is bombing Pakistan which even Bush did not
Mr. Obama's occupation forces remain in Iraq.
Mr. Obama opposes the Muslims of Somalia.
Mr. Obama has sanctions on Iran.
Mr. Obama has sanctions on Sudan.
Mr. Obama's hand can be seen in bombing raids on Yemen's
Mr. Obama supported recent massacres of Muslims in Nigeria
by the US armed Nigerian military.
Mr. Obama has ordered the assassination of an Islamic
scholar, Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaqi, though he is a US citizen.
[See note below.]
Yet, Mr. Obama says America has not been and never will be
at war with Islam. What is one to make of it?
A learned sister doing research on American war plans
explained to me what Mr. Obama means.
He means that Muslims in America can pray and fast and have
mosques. Muslim men can have beards. Muslim women can wear
hijab and even visit the Pentagon to see charts and diagrams
on how many Muslims in Iraq were killed by the US. Muslim
organizations have been set up which are affiliated with the
FBI and recently helped to get 5 US Muslims arrested in
Pakistan where they were later tortured.
See, she said, this is what Obama means by being not being
at war with Islam. If you pray and fast and that's all you
see in Islam, then he is not at war with you.
But Islam abolishes usury [bank interest], it stands for the
oppressed, it frees the downtrodden, it condemns the
exploitation of women. Obama supports Usury, is against the
oppressed, and is for the exploiters and fat cats.
He certainly is at war with Islam.
Is there any justice in America for Muslims? Why is Imam
Jamil in prison, why is Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman in prison, why
is Ahmed Abdel Sattar in prison, why are prisons packed with
Even the attorney of Dr. Abdel Rahman, Lynne Stewart, is in
Is this not war on Islam?
The Qur'an was desecrated in Gtmo. Has Obama punished anyone
Note on Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaqi: Every week commentators on
US media call for the bombing and killing of Muslims around
the world. It's a 24 hour media blitz. The dirtiest possible
enemies of Islam like Glenn Beck, Irshad Manji, Ayana Hirsi
Ali, Salman Rushdie, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter are
brought on TV and talk of attacking Muslims and desecrating
all that is holy to them, be it medressas or mosques run by
Taliban, or entire populations of "suspected"
A video has surfaced from a US citizen in Yemen, Anwar
al-Awlaqi, in which he justifies jihad against America in
retaliation for one million Muslim women and children killed
by the US and Israel. So, if an American citizen turns
around and says to Americans what Ann Coulter types say off
the cuff about Muslims, then he should be assassinated? What
happened to rule of LAW? What happened to: Do unto others as
you would have them do unto you? Awlaqi is not even to be
arrested but simply murdered in an air attack? [as a US
citizen was killed in Yemen by the orders of Bush]. No
trials, no evidence, no defense?
Doesn't Obama realize that when he kills a Muslim, the
Muslim is shaheed and goes to Paradise and has the highest
position in Islam, second only to the prophets, pbut? What
will be gained by killing an Islamic scholar? You certainly
cannot defeat Islam by killing Islamic scholars. They are
looking for martyrdom. The very threat to kill a man of God
is an admission that America has lost the war of ideas and
Federal Court Rules Bagram Prisoners Can't Challenge Their
Detention In U.S. Courts
Decision Gives Government Unchecked Power To Detain
Individuals Indefinitely Without Due Process Or
Transparency, Says ACLU
NEW YORK - A federal court of appeals ruled today that three
prisoners who are being held by the United States at Bagram
Air Base in Afghanistan cannot challenge their detention in
U.S. courts. The non-Afghan prisoners, some of whom were
captured outside of Afghanistan far from any battlefield and
"rendered" or transferred to Bagram, have been held at the
detention facility for more than seven years without access
to a court or counsel. The American Civil Liberties Union
has filed habeas cases on behalf of several Bagram detainees
and a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records
relating to the detention, rendition and treatment of
prisoners held there. The ACLU's Bagram habeas cases were
not addressed by the court of appeals ruling today; the
cases at issue were brought by the International Justice
Network, the organization coordinating Bagram habeas
http://www.aclu. org/national- security/ federal-court-
rules-bagram- prisoners- cant-challenge- their-detention-
Hadith Studies: Q & A
How to understand the Qur'an: Issues of Women's Rights.
Doesn't the Qur'an 4:34 Put Men Above Women, Even Giving
them the Right to Beat Women?
Qustion from Adam Seedat, South Africa:
How do you reconcile your view on the wife's obediance to
verse 4:34 which deals with the light beating of the wife?
[Reply by Br. Kaukab Siddique, PhD]
Some Muslims in our times have delinked the Qur'an from the
Hadith which enshrines the life of the Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh). When these misled Muslims take the Qur'an, they take
it one verse at a time and try to make the claim that in
itself each verse is ultimate in meaning. Thus when they are
faced with chapter 4 verse 34 of the Qur'an, we find Muslims
taking these postures:
1. Some say the verse makes men the "rulers" of women.
2. They add that women must obey their husbands (be
3. They claim that if women display "nushuz" (rebellion)
against the husband, then the husband can carry out a three
stage withdrawal from the wife, resulting in him beating her
(lightly) for her rebellion.
4. The commentary of this group gives the impression that
women are the slaves of men.
These are the 'modernist' apologists who are reacting to the
West's attack on the Qur'an. They make weird efforts to
twist the meaning of the verse to avoid its obvious meaning.
The Pervaizi sectarian types use the dictionary. They find
that, Arabic being a versatile language, the word used for
'beating' can also mean having sex. So they grab hold of
this straw to, in their thinking, save Islam from barbarism
which Western writers accuse it of. For them 4:34 does not
imply inequality at all.
[Some writers, who are not Pervaizi but also want to have
"Qur'an alone," like Amina Wadud, have worked hard on 4:34
to make it say what it obviously does not.]
The problem with the writings of this group is that it
creates a "Qur'an" made in their own image according to
which there is no issue of application or context. For them,
there is no difference between war torn Afghanistan and an
'Islamic' conference in a Hilton Hotel.
In my book THE STRUGGLE OF MUSLIM WOMEN, I have shown the
original, Islamic way of understanding the Qur'an, which is
through the Hadith.
My viewpoint is that the Qur'an was a PROGRESSIVE
REVELATION. "Progressive" here means that it went from stage
to stage. The HADITH indicates and provides SOCIAL CONTEXT
without which the Qur'an cannot be understood. I note in my
book, for instance, that according to HADITH, 4:34 was
revealed in the early period of Madina (Sahih of Bukhari,
kitab al-Fadail). That was a time when the Muslim community
was not fully formulated and people coming into Islam,
especially women, had to be disciplined to understand that
they could no longer keep in touch with men they knew
beforehand. Sexual promiscuity was common in pre-Islamic
Arab society. Also, on marriage, men would not take proper
economic care of the wife. Hence the emphasis on this verse
on men being "maintainers and providers" [qawwamun].
I also showed that the word NUSHUZ in 4:34 is not about the
willfulness or rebellion of the wife but, as indicated by
Hadith, sexual misconduct. It's the kind of loose sexual
behavior which can undermine a marriage.
As the Qur'an was revealed progressively, Sura 24 verses
6-10, do not indicate any right to physically discipline the
wife. In fact these verses indicate that even where the
husband is alleging adultery, he cannot do anything other
than to take an oath. The Hadith makes it clear to us that
the Prophet (pbuh) forbade men to hit their wives. His
SUNNAH, which is the model for all Muslims, shows, according
to 'Ayesha (r.a.), that he never raised his hand against
From Hadith, we know that the last verses on male-female
relationships were 9:70-71 and these state very clearly that
BELIEVING MEN AND WOMEN are EACH OTHER'S GUARDIANS and
PROTECTORS. [These verses do not say that men are guardians
and protectors of the women.] Obviously, by the time Sura
Tauba (chapter 9) was revealed, the Islamic community led by
the Prophet (pbuh) had reached its perfection, which of
course we know from Hadith.
Those who have a static view of the Qur'an tie themselves
into knots by applying the "Qur'an only" method to 4:34 (of
course in the process adding the Arabic dictionary while
leaving out the Hadith).
O Canada: This Jew was Director of B'nai Brith
Surkis pleads guilty to child porn charges
May 26. 2010
MONTREAL (CBC) - The former director of B'nai Brith Quebec,
Bill Surkis, has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges
after agreeing to a plea bargain.
Surkis and his wife made a brief appearance at the Montreal
courthouse Wednesday morning
In return for a guilty plea to charges of possessing and
accessing child pornography, the Crown dropped a charge of
distributing child pornography, said prosecutor Cynthia
Explicit files were discovered on Surkis' computer when he
brought it in for repairs in 2008.
The technician contacted police after 86 videos and 153
photos were found, including images of girls aged six to 12
Surkis's lawyer had previously said he would argue the
videos were downloaded as part of research Surkis was
"The purpose of his viewing the child pornography material
[was] to educate himself on the topic of child pornography,"
lawyer Steven Slimovitch told CBC News outside court in
November 2009. "Then he would go into schools and give
lectures on people abusing people."
But, prosecutors said there was no evidence of that. Surkis
had not been hired anywhere to research child pornography
and had not begun work on a study, they said.
Surkis's admission of guilt came as a surpise to those who
knew the man who also served as the Academic Dean at John
Abbott College for 22 years. He had also served as the
executive director of the Holocaust Centre in Montreal.
"Shocking a person like that you hold in high esteem," said
one woman who attended proceedings at the Montreal
"The shock is how come it was in the closet for so long,"
said another man.
Surkis now faces a minimum sentence of three months behind
He is due back in court Sept. 27.
In the meantime, Surkis remains free on very strict
conditions. The father and grandfather was ordered to stay
away from anyone under the age of 18 in private locations
unless another adult, who was aware of the charges against
him, was present.
He was also forbidden from accessing the Internet unless it
was for work. In such cases, he was prohibited from erasing
the web history from his computer.
Surkis was also barred from leaving the province while he
NT Ed Note: The Canadians know he would run to Israel, the
land of brothels.
2010-05-30 Sun 08:25:51 cdt