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Zulq'dah 22, 1431/ October 31, 2010 # 43
Verse of the Week
"Allah does not forbid you respecting those who have not
made war against you on account of (your) religion, and have
not driven you forth from your homes, that you show them
kindness and deal with them justly; surely Allah loves the
doers of justice. Allah only forbids you respecting those
who made war upon you on account of (your) religion, and
drove you forth from your homes and backed up (others) in
your expulsion, that you make friends with them, and whoever
makes friends with them, these are the unjust."
--Holy Qur'an 60:8-9
Submitted by Sis. Abigail
Personal note from Kaukab Siddique: On October 29, my
daughter and I visited Masjid al-Haqq off Pennsylvania
Avenue in Baltimore for Juma'. This is the "inner city."
There were several hundred worshippers, almost all African
American converts to Islam. After the prayers, TEN
non-Muslim young men visiting from Virginia embraced Islam,
Alhamdulillah. The crowd chanted "Allahu Akbar." So, however
much the Zionists might try, Islam is spreading. I gave
offhand gifts to some of the new Muslims. At the vendors'
section outside, my daughter met a Nicaraguan Misquito
Indian woman who has embraced Islam, as well as a young man
on crutches who goes all over town giving the message of
hope in spite of his disability. A Pakistani has a shop
nearby. I helped him years back. He greeted me warmly and
told me that a young man and a young woman who work at his
shop embraced Islam. Ever since W.D.'s people left this
mosque, it has flourished and attracts the grassroots.
Offer of Da'wa Books by Br. Shamim Siddiqui, Long Island,
At the Jamaat al-Muslimeen shoora on November 6, inshallah,
books written by Br. Shamim Siddiqui, veteran of Da'wa
teaching in America, will be distributed to Shoora
Br. Shamim provides guidelines and methodology for teachers
of Islam to be able to prepare themselves spiritually and
mentally to give the message to America's people. Based
entirely on Qur'an and Hadith. No sectarian stuff.
[Readers can also get a da'wa book by writing to New
From Imam Badi Ali (National Shoora Leader) Jamaat
al-Muslimeen, North Carolina
Spotlight #1: The story of bomb packages on planes sounds
like a bad movie into which even President Obama has been
dragged. Both Yemen and UAE have millions of dollars worth
of highly sophisticated security devices. It is almost
impossible that a bomb package was not detected. Why is it
necessary to make it national news? These are crude attempts
to spread fear and diversion. The real issues are lack of
jobs and a steadily deteriorating economy. These old scare
tactics will only make people skeptical of all governmental
Spotlight # 2: Juan Williams made a crude remark about
Muslims in Islamic garb on planes. He was fired by NPR and
instead given a $2 million job by Fox. After that NPR came
under attack by the establishment for firing him. Compared
to Fox and other right wing media, NPR is a voice of sanity.
Looks like the people in power now only want Fox and its
Spotlight #3: Why the countrywide attacks on Br. Kaukab
Siddique by Zionists and right wing extremists? One obvious
reason is that there is no other Muslim left who is standing
up for Islamic truth in America on a national scale.
Leaders of ICNA [Zahid Bukhari] and ISNA [Magid] have been
working hand in hand with the US State Department, MANA's
Bagby has been inducted into ISNA. Griggs and others are in
line. Without Br. Kaukab, there would be complete silence
from Muslims. So, attack him!
Our message in a few words of the Qur'an: "[Real] Authority
belongs to Allah alone."(Holy Qur'an, 12:40). For photo
showing Br. Yusuf Irelandi giving this message peacefully in
Knoxville, Tennessee, see his facebook. (Jamaat
Here is the link for the now world famous message Dr. Kaukab
Siddique gave against Israel on September 3, 2010 in
Washington, DC. (Unlike other truncated, versions being
circulated by the zionists, this is complete and uncut.)
Israeli Hand Behind Attacks on Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Complaint about Siddique on Rush Limbaugh's "dronetek."
"We shouldn't need to read Israeli news to learn about such
(The following excerpt is from Ynet-Israel News of Oct.24.
Emphasis added by New Trend staff.)
"Siddique's statements followed several articles in which he
questions the validity of the Holocaust and calling it "a
hoax." Originally from Pakistan, Siddique, 67, is a vocal
critic of what he calls "Israel's record of human-rights
abuses in the Palestinian territories.
The professor's remarks sparked outrage among pro-Israeli
groups and as Lincoln University is a Pennsylvania
State-sponsored school, State Senator Daylin Leach - and
numerous other members of the State Assembly - have urged
Lincoln president Ivory Nelson to ensure the professor's
"anti-Semitic diatribes" had not made their way into the
Our America: Freedom! Pennsylvania Power in Action.
Don't Like what a Professor Says Against Israel? Go to his
Job and Try to Undermine it.
(From the Philadephia Daily News, October 28, 2010, by Julia
On Thursday, Leach, Williams, and other lawmakers met with
[Lincoln President] Nelson and the university's executive
vice president, Michael B. Hill, at Lincoln in Chester
The senators said they still want university officials to
show them the documents they looked at when they offered
Siddique his job and awarded him tenure.
They said a symposium will be planned to discuss academic
freedom and hate speech. Barry Morrison, regional director
of the Anti-Defamation League, Thursday wrote Nelson a
letter saying he has learned that Siddique's "problematic
views" have been expressed on campus.
Disappointment for Zionists
From in the Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2010
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The president of Lincoln University in
Pennsylvania says he cannot fire a tenured professor who has
questioned the Holocaust and expressed virulent anti-Israel
views because the teacher has kept his opinions out of the
A Thursday statement from Ivory Nelson, president of the
state-supported university, says professor Kaukab Siddique's
beliefs may be "insidious" but he can express them "as long
as he does not present such opinions as the views of the
Siddique has questioned the Holocaust and called for the
destruction of Israel in forums including a September rally
in Washington, D.C., and an online magazine he edits called
New Trend. Siddique is a tenured professor in English and
mass communications. He did not respond to messages from The
Associated Press seeking comment.
Dr. Siddique Stands Firm Against Israel & Zionism: Islam
does not Bow before Oppressors
Important message which got through the controlled media
Professor stands by anti-Israel statements
By Jeremy Roebuck - The Philadelphia Inquirer
PHILADELPHIA -- [Oct. 21] A Lincoln University professor who
drew criticism this week for anti-Israel statements he made
at a recent rally said Thursday that he stood by those words
and would not back down from detractors he said are out to
"threaten academic freedom."
A Note from Famous British historian David Irving
Sorry to hear that you are coming under mean attack from
ignorant enemies, Kaukab. Remember that you have many
friends out there, including
(now writing in the United States)
Inside Higher Education Tried to Gloss over Holocaust of
German Cities and attacked David Irving
In its October 26 issue, Inside Higher Education attacked
Dr. Kaukab Siddique in a thinly veiled attempt to help
Israel-firsters within American universities. It accused Dr.
"invoking the firebombing of German cities during World War
II and the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as
examples of the moral ambiguity of the war."
Was this not a holocaust? IHE refused to go there. Instead
it tried to condemn David Irving
whom Siddique referred to and who has documented some of the
bombing of German cities, particularly Dresden.
Irving lost the case against Prof. Lipstadt of Atlanta in a
British court where he spoke for
himself while Lipstadt was represented by highly paid
advocates, the state of israel and
the money of Spielberg, the Zionist film maker. Does that
mean that Mr. Irving is not a heavy weight in World War II
scholarship? Here is what some real scholars have to
What the Real Experts Wrote about David Irving
On Churchill's War, volume II: "Enormous mastery of the
sources and ability to maintain a sweep of narrative and
command of detail that carry the reader along.
— Prof. Donald Cameron Watt
On Hitler's War: "It was thoroughly researched and employed
a variety of themes . . . It also confirmed Irving's
reputation as one of the world's most thorough researchers
and an exciting and readable 'historian'."
— Board of Deputies of British Jews (secret report)
On Hitler's War: "No praise can be too high for Irving's
indefatigable scholarly industry. He has sought and found
scores of new sources, including many private diaries. Mr
Irving's craftsmanship as a writer has improved immensely,
and I have enjoyed reading his long work from beginning to
— Prof. Hugh Trevor Roper
On Hitler's War: "This ground is traversed with a sense of
immediacy and grasp of detail lacking in many of the recent
Führer biographies . . . Mr Irving's mastery of the German
sources is superb."
— Prof. Donald Cameron Watt
On Hitler's War: "David Irving has ransacked the world's
archives; he has discovered eye-witness accounts; he has
unearthed diaries and correspondence which were thought to
have been destroyed. . . a narrative which is, for all its
inevitable complexities, remarkably comprehensible and,
— Prof. J.E. Molpurgo
"British historian, David Irving, perhaps the greatest
living authority on the Nazi era"
— Prof. Stephen Spender, The New York Times Review of Books
On Goebbels: "Irving does not deny that Jews were horribly
butchered or just kept in such conditions as to
die in their millions. Nevertheless, the book has received
execration in some American pre-publication reviews for its
alleged denials of the Holocaust and exculpations of
Hitler. . . . There is no truth in these accusations."
— Prof. Norman Stone, The Sunday Times
On Goebbels: "David Irving knows more than anyone alive
about the German side of the Second World War. He discovers
archives unknown to official historians ... His greatest
achievement is Hitler's War ... indispensable to anyone
seeking to understand the war in the round. Irving as usual,
knows more than anyone of the details [of the death of the
Goebbels family in 1945]. He does not spare us."
— Prof. Sir John Keegan, The Daily Telegraph
On Goebbels: "Some critics, including Deborah Lipstadt of
Emory University, have accused Irving of 'trying to destroy
the memory of those who . . . perished at the hands of
tyrants.' Even a cursory inspection of this new, 700-page
plus account [Goebbels] does not support that
— Prof. Francis L. Loewenheim
On Goebbels: "Silencing Mr Irving would be a high price to
pay for freedom from the annoyance that he causes us. The
fact is that he knows more about National Socialism than
most professional scholars in his field, and students of the
years 1933 1945 owe more than they are always willing to
admit to his energy as a researcher and to the scope and
vigor of his publications
— Prof. Gordon A Craig, The New York Times Review of
On Göring: "Irving's research effort is awesome."
— Prof. Larry Thompson, The Chicago Tribune
"David Irving ... He has mastered his material and written a
very readable biography."
— Prof. Hugh Trevor-Roper, The Sunday Telegraph
On Göring: "At the Nuremberg trials he defended himself with
vigour and rebutted some of the charges that had wrongfully
been made against him. It also came out in matters of art,
on which David Irving is rather good."
— Prof. Norman Stone in The New Statesman
On Göring: "A very readable book, for Irving has always
written with verve and energy.... It tells us a great deal
that we did not know.... Highly interesting.... Marvelous
stuff.... An absorbing account.... Most intriguing."
— Prof. Gordon A Craig
Jews Against Zionism Support Dr. Siddique
With the help of the Almighty
Dear Prof. Siddique
I attach my name to the letter below that was sent you
another anti-Zionist Jew. I congratulate you for your clear
language, and I hope you will be an example of courage to
follow for the Jews who call themselves anti-Zionists.
May we soon see the end of Zionism, as its ideology as the
Zionist state that's a 62-year old blasphemy made in de name
of the Jews!
Yechouroun - Judaisme Contre Sionisme
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 4:04 AM
Subject: Jews against Zionism
Dear Prof. Siddique:
As an Orthodox Jew opposed to Zionism of any kind, I saw the
video on line of your on target criticism of Zionism, and am
pleased that you have spoken out to well and unambiguously
about that hydra headed monster called the State of
"Israel." Everything you said about it is correct. It is a
rogue terrorist regime whose leaders have always sought to
destroy the Jewish religion, and have done so by BRIBING AND
BRAINWASHING Jews with the most sophisticated propaganda
machine in modern history, including their Holocaust
Industry which has only one purpose: to create sympathy for
the State of Israel at the expense of the Palestinian People
with the approval of many western governments.
May God enable all of us to see the end of that repulsive
regime and the restoration of a beautiful Holy Land
throughout Palestine cleansed of Zionist impurity.
Zionists & the Occupiers of Iraq: Infant Deaths from Crimes
By Sis. Aisha (New York City)
As-salaamu-'alaikum Bro. Siddique:
I see that the Zionists are spreading lies about you, as
usual. Their attempt will fail. I will, definitely, do my
part to make that it does!
I was watching a documentary program on a New York City
Public Access cable channel called "Truth for a Change."
The topic of this program was the Western Powers, including
the U.S.A's and N.A.T.O.'s illegal use of nuclear weapons in
wars and invasions.
I saw very disturbing video of Iraqi infants being born with
birth defects in a Fallujah, Iraq hospital. Many of the
infants were born with severely cleft lips, no eyelids, and
other facial deformities. Many of the Iraqi sisters stated
that they wanted to have more children but, they were afraid
to because some had already given birth to two children with
severe birth defects. Many of these infants die within 5 to
A man took the reporter to a children's grave yard. It is
rare that there would be that many childhood deaths
anywhere, except under these genocidal circumstances. There
has been a surge in the number of cases of childhood
leukemia, as well.
America has lost its grip on Afghanistan and Iraq but, its
lasting effects are so damaging it is as if the U.S. is
still there. Interestingly, many American soldiers are
oblivious to the fact that they too are being exposed to
this uranium. Alhumdulillah, the Iraqis have been
successful in removing some of this uranium but, there is a
lot of work to be done.
Sadly, the head of the Fallujah hospital, shown in the
broadcast, had been gunned down after this report.
Many of these videos can be seen on YouTube using keyword
phrases, such as depleted uranium in Iraq, or NATO war
crimes in Kosovo, Israel used nuclear weapons in Gaza,
There is no honor among the kuffar. They fight dirty. This
is why the Qur'an forbids Muslims to have ANY kind of
relationship with the kuffar. This is what happens when we
become politicians, join the police force, or the military.
Unfortunately, many Muslims are of the mindset that they
must run with the wolves to avoid being eaten by them.
Unfortunately, the wolf is better at recognizing a sheep in
wolf's clothing than the sheep are at recognizing a wolf in
Jews Burn Historic Church in Jerusalem
(Courtesy Uruknet, by Saed Bammoura)
Saturday October 30, 2010 - A hundred year old church was
burned Friday by right-wing Israeli settlers, who broke a
number of windows of the church and hurled Molotov cocktails
The damage to the church was substantial, with burn damage
throughout the first floor of the building.
The church was built in Jerusalem in 1897, and housed the
Palestinian Bible College until 1947, when parishioners were
pushed out by Jewish armed gangs during the violence
accompanying the creation of the state of Israel.
NT Media Monitor
NATO Casualties Mount: Kandahar Operation Fizzles.
There are no Taliban in sight!
October 30: The huge NATO operation in the Kandahar area has
fizzled. The crusading forces from the US and Europe could
not find any Taliban. Now the NATO general in command says,
the situation will not be clear till June 2011. [Source
Meanwhile Mujahideen known as Taliban continued guerrilla
warfare in pin prick attacks across the country. NATO has
admitted 62 of its troops killed in October so far [Source:
icasualties.]. No details were given. Looks like the Taliban
had no losses at all. Conditions of NATO troops are not
However on the Pakistan frontier of North Waziristan, NATO
called in air strikes and claimed 30 Taliban killed who were
attacking heavily armed NATO troops. The number is probably
fake as the counting of the dead is done by Karzai's men who
like to please the Americans.
(With thanks to Husayn al-Kurdi, Chicago, IL)
Tariq Aziz: Christian Foreign Minister of Iraq Sentenced to
Death by US-installed Sectarian Regime in Baghdad.
Statement by the Iraq-Palestine Committee [From Ibrahim
We all are stunned and saddened by the abrupt announcement
that Tariq Aziz has been condemned to hang. He was found
guilty on bogus charges by the illegitimate court in Baghdad
that tried various Ba'ath Party officials, including
President Saddam Hussein. At that time, he received a
sentence of 22 years in prison, assuring he would die before
he again saw daylight. Now, he is sentenced to hang.
Tariq Aziz was a man of many skills. He was eloquent and
represented the Ba'ath government internationally with great
aplomb. Once imprisoned by the US, he was badgered into
testifying against Saddam Hussein at the president's equally
phony trial. All he had to do was take the stand and make a
few discrediting remarks about Saddam Hussein and he
probably would have been freed soon after. On the stand,
Tariq Aziz did not denigrate Saddam. In fact, he praised him
and said he was privileged to be a part of the Ba'ath
administration. He refused to capitulate when he could have
saved his own skin.
The following is an interview conducted by Malcom Lagauche
with Ibrahim Ebeid, advisor to the Iraq Palestinian
Committee, on May 9, 2008. Ebeid worked side-by-side with
Tariq Aziz on many occasions and was a true comrade and
friend to him. The interview begins with Lagauche speaking
of the upcoming trial of Tariq Aziz in 2008.
Reminiscing Tariq Aziz
Tariq Aziz is about to go on trial for the murder of 42
people in Iraq in 1992. The verdict, as with all the
socalled trials of the Ba'ath regime members, is a foregone
conclusion. Aziz will be found guilty.
If you remember, the judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to
hang, Abdel-Rahman, quickly left Iraq shortly after the
murder of the president and claimed asylum in Great Britain.
Since then, little or nothing has been heard about him. But,
mysteriously he returned to Iraq and will be the judge in
Tariq Aziz' case
The first time I saw Tariq Aziz on U.S. television was in
the aftermath of Desert Storm. His voice was the only one
that made sense of the political scene at the time. For
once, I heard the truth about many items that had been
twisted beyond recognition by the U.S. administration and
Aziz' eloquence in the English language intrigued me. Most
U.S. government spokespeople could have used an elementary
school refresher course in English, yet there was an Iraqi
who, like Baghdad Bob, spoke better English than the
president of the United States.
The last time I saw Tariq Aziz on U.S. television was a few
months before the illegal March 2003 invasion. At the time,
the U.S. was calling the Iraqi government a supporter of
global terrorism and also began to mention the Iraq/Al-Qaida
link. The accusations were believed by the U.S. public. To
this day, many Americans believe Saddam was in cahoots with
Bin-Laden in bringing down the U.S. trade center.
Tariq Aziz gave an extraordinary explanation of the
difference between terrorism and revolution. He added that
terrorism was the enemy of revolutionary movements. The TV
program appeared at 3:00 a.m., so few people watched it.
And, if more viewed the presentation, most would not have
understood Aziz' eloquent offering.
Shortly before the 2003 invasion, many U.S. pundits said
that the Iraqi people would welcome the U.S.soldiers with
flowers and candy. Aziz took another view. He stated, "We
will welcome the Americans in Baghdad.Unfortunately, we've
run out of candy and will have to substitute bullets." His
assessment was far more accurate than those of the myriad
retired generals who painted a rosy picture of the impending
There is much information about his savage treatment in
prison after he turned himself in to U.S. authorities,so I
will not delve into the issue here. I would like to publish
an interview with a former comrade and friend of Tariq Aziz.
He is Ibrahim Ebeid, a Palestinian-American activist.
ML: When did you first meet Tariq Aziz?
IE: I first met him in Baghdad in 1973. That was my first
trip to Baghdad from the United States. I was a guest. I
knew him before, but not in person.
ML: What was your first impression?
IE: He was a young man. Very intelligent. He was my age so
we related together
When I joined the Party in the early 1950s, most of my
generation also joined the movement. I was living in
Palestine at the time. What I heard from people is that
Tariq Aziz joined the movement in the 1950s, even before the
Iraqi portion was formally started in Baghdad, when it was
After that, I went almost every year and I saw him
frequently. We became friends. When I met Tariq Aziz, he was
not in a high leadership position. Later on, he became a
member of the leadership of the Iraqi branch of the Party.
He was very committed.
ML: Tell us about the well-known assassination attempt
against Tariq Aziz in 1980. You have good knowledge of this
because you were at the scene on the day of the
IE: I went from the United States to attend a conference on
April 1, 1980 at Al-Mustansiriyah University.Thousands of
students from the Arab world had assembled to attend various
conferences. They were awaitingTariq Aziz to listen to his
speech. Tariq had been scheduled to inaugurate the
International Economic Conference,organized by the National
Union of Iraqi students, in collaboration with the Asiatic
There was a young Iranian man in the crowd. When Tariq Aziz
made his entrance, amid cheers, the Iranian hurled a bomb in
The president of the Student Union, Mohammed Dabdab,
hollered, "Comrade Aziz, a bomb, a bomb!" Everyone threw
themselves on the ground. Dabdab and Tariq Aziz were
wounded, but two people, a male and a female, were
The Iraqi authorities apprehended the perpetrator right
away. According to later statements by pro-Iranians, they
intended to kill the "unbeliever" Tariq Aziz
Because of the circumstances, Tariq Aziz was unable to give
his speech. He supervised the taking of the injured in the
ambulance then he went along with the ambulance and
delegated someone else to deliver his speech. They decided
to keep the conference going on.
On the day of the assassination attempt, I was there at the
university. I talked briefly to Mohammed Dabdab and he asked
me to stick around to see Tariq Aziz, but I had to leave to
go to a Baghdad hotel to meet with some members of the
Arab-American delegation. Minutes after I left, the attack
ML: Did the incident bother Tariq Aziz immensely?
IE: It gave him more strength to continue practicing his
ML: How many times did you meet Tariq Aziz?
IE: Many times. Every time I was in Iraq with a delegation,
we went to dinner.
ML: What kind of human being was he?
IE: A very sensitive man. Very friendly. He cared for the
people. He never behaved like a high-ranking man.He never
looked down at people.
One time, he was speaking to an African-American delegation
from the United States and he asked me to sit by him because
I knew the people who were invited. He forgot the English
word "avoid." He asked me in Arabic and I told him. Then, he
told the crowd, "You know, sometimes you forget the simplest
words. Thanks to my colleague Ibrahim, I remembered it."
That's the way he was, a very humble man. He remained that
way even after he took high command in the Party in the
Foreign Relations Bureau and later as Minister of Foreign
ML: Many naysayers say that Tariq Aziz should be tried
because he was part of Saddam's "inner circle." What's your
take on that?
IE: What I would say is that Saddam never had an "inner
circle." He had a leadership. The members of the regional
leadership of Iraq were also the members of the
Revolutionary Council. Every time they had a meeting, the
whole Party met to decide the policies for Iraq. Saddam
never took action on his own. They used to discuss things
and the majority ruled. We read and hear that Saddam was a
dictator. He was a leader, not a dictator and he was very
intelligent in his leadership.
When he used to visit people in their homes, he used to ask
them what they think, what they need and what the government
should do for them. He used to take the notes himself. If he
was hungry, he used to ask what they had to eat and sit down
ML: What do you think about the U.S. treatment of Tariq Aziz
and what's the reason for the Americans to treat him in such
IE: The reason is very obvious. A major reason for the war
was to eradicate the leadership of Iraq and the Ba'ath
Party. They went after the leadership because they think
that by executing them, they killed the spirit of the Party
and the Party would become weak and the hope for Arab unity
and the radical changes the people called for would be
diminished. That's why they came up with a new name for the
area: the New Middle East. We don't even call the area the
Middle East. We hate that term. We call it the Arab
ML: Has this backfired on the U.S.?
IE: Of course. And you can see how the Party in the Arab
world after Saddam's execution has spread like fire.
ML: Not one person in the Ba'ath leadership turned on Saddam
after the 2003 invasion. Some have been executed and some
are awaiting the gallows. Each could have won his freedom
and a handsome payday for testifying against Saddam, yet
they chose death. Tariq Aziz, when he testified at Saddam's
trial, told the world he was proud to have served in his
regime. This upset many observers because some in the U.S.
administration wanted him to denigrate the president. In
your opinion, why did the regime members, including Tariq
Aziz, show this incredible loyalty?
IE: They were committed to their principles. The leadership
in the Party were elected according to their merit in the
struggle. Don't forget, it was not only the U.S. that wanted
to destroy the leadership of Iraq. Iran became a partner in
the occupation of Iraq. Maybe they are getting more benefits
than the United States.
ML: What will Tariq Aziz' legacy be in the Arab world?
IE: He will go down as a well-respected person, whether they
execute him or indirectly kill him by keeping him in jail
until he dies. They don't give him proper medicine and they
don't treat him well. They want him dead.
Ibrahim Ebeid's Response to the Announcement of Tariq Aziz
Receiving the Death Penalty
(October 30, 2010) The news of death sentences against Mr.
Tariq Aziz and his comrades, Saadoun Shaker, Abdul Ghani
Abdul Ghafoor, Dr.Sabawi Ibrahim al Hassan and Abed Hammoud
did not surprise us. These sentences took place to fortify
the criminal policies of the occupying powers to rid Iraq of
its capable and experienced
leaders to rule and rebuild Iraq after the illegal invasion
of 2003.The judge who passed the assassination sentence was
very rude; the expression on his face indicated hate and
grudge. Three other judges refused to agree to authorize the
sentence but they were forced to sign. We do not know even
if there was kangaroo trial or not, but for sure his lawyers
only found out about the sentence through the news media.
This is American democracy exported through conquest and
under the barrels of guns
The members of the legitimate leadership of Iraq experienced
severe torture and inhumane treatment. The martyred
president of Iraq was mistreated and tortured and the
martyred vice president, Mr. Taha Yassin Ramadan, had to
treat his wounds with water and salt. No one was spared the
abuse of the malpractice of US democracy.
Some of the detainees died from torture, or deprivation of
medical care or adequate nourishment. Some became very frail
and died in their cells that were not fit for animals, let
alone human beings.
Mr. Tariq Aziz, the legitimate deputy prime minister of the
legal government of Iraq is no exception. His health is
deteriorating very fast and he is rapidly approaching his
death in a small decrepit cell. The health of Mr. Aziz is
very grave. He suffered strokes. He has no teeth. He cannot
speak clearly as a result of the strokes, diabetes and lack
of teeth. He was sentenced to death by a court established
by the United States to eliminate the leaders of Iraq and
all the brains that were behind Iraq political and economic
progress. Thousands of scientists, doctors, and educators
were killed or forced to leave Iraq and Iraq was left for
imported criminals to master the art of killing and daylight
robberies. Schools, hospitals and all he institutions of
Iraq are destroyed. Ignorance and illiteracy is spreading
widely under the new generations of US "democracy and
Tariq Aziz never held any administrative post; he was a
diplomat representing Iraq abroad. He was brilliant and
respected locally and internationally, and he was a victim
who was marked for assassination by the sectarian Dawa Party
of Maliki. He was wounded at Al Mustansiriyah University in
Baghdad while other students were killed by members of
I had the honor to know Mr. Aziz and Mr. Abdul Ghani Abdul
Ghafoor. They are intelligent, well-educated, and humble,
and so are the others. They lived among the people and for
the people and they are sacrificing their lives for the
liberation of Iraq.
Tareq Aziz did not surrender to the Americans, as the news
media say, but his sister informed the Americans where he
was about with the intention of saving his life from a heart
attack he suffered.
The butchers in Baghdad not only killed and tortured Sunni
Muslims. Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi, a prime minister under
Saddam was tortured to death at a U.S. jail in Iraq on
December 2, 2005 at age 67. By the way he was a Shiite. Al
Arabia TV broadcast a photo showing a US soldier stepping
over his body.
The only reason Tariq Aziz will be hanged is revenge. He is
not a criminal. His accusers and the cowardly hangman are
the real criminals. He will die with dignity, like Iraq's
president did in 2006. In a reversal of places, the hangmen
in 2006 wore masks, while the president refused to don a
piece of cloth over his head as he took his last breath.
Tariq Aziz and President Saddam Hussein have set a
remarkable standard of integrity that all freedom fighters
in the world admire. Their legacies will long outlive those
of the quislings in Baghdad and the US imperialist
Shaykh Osama bin Laden Urges France to Withdraw from
Afghanistan and to lift Ban on Islamic Women's Covering
October 27: The French Foreign Ministry has said the tape of
a man claiming to be Osama Bin Laden and threatening the
country seems authentic.
The French authorities are treating the message from the
tape "very, very seriously". The audio tape was broadcast
on Al-Jazeera network Wednesday and made very direct threats
to France. The voice warned the country to remove their
troops from Afghanistan and stop oppressing Muslims at
The voice on the recording told the French that if they
wanted to continue to "tyrannize" and believe it was their
right to ban women from wearing a burqa then it was also
their right to expect French forces from their land by
"striking them in the neck". The message was in reference
to a recently passed legislation that bans women from facial
coverings in public in France, which includes the burqa.
The voice being credited to Bin Laden also said that as the
French people kill, imprison or threaten security, they
could expect the same in return.
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