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Zulhijja 29,1431/December 6, 2010 # 48
Latest News from Pakistan:
December 5: Jamaate Islami organized a mass sit down rally
(dharna) in central Islamabad. The theme was the economic
condition of the people with spiraling prices and
joblessness. The tragedy of "disappeared" persons was also
emphasized, among them Dr. Aafia Siddiqui [now in a US
prison cell] and numerous others. There is an AAFIA MOVEMENT
in Pakistan supported by Jamaate Islami.
Large numbers of women attended the dharna and some of them
addressed the gathering, including Ayesha Munawar [Syed
Munawar's wife and a leader in her own right] and Dr. Fauzia
Siddiqui [Aafia's sister].
Syed Munawar Hasan, Qazi Hussain Ahmad and a whole lineup of
JI leaders addressed the gathering and condemned American
intervention as well as military operations against
December 5. In Mohmand agency, a martyrdom operator from the
Pak Taliban blew up a gathering organized by General Kayani
to form a militia to fight the Pak Taliban. The government
losses were heavy, with at least 50 killed and a 100
wounded. Among the dead were tribal chiefs in the
government's pay, police officers and government officials.
[The US has given $7 billion to General Kayani to organize
tribal elements against the Islamic forces.]
Scroll to the end
for Jeff Archer's comments on Thanksgiving
for Khilafah movement on Wikileaks
Re: Thoughts on "Thanksgiving" (by Nadrat Siddique)
Letter from Br. Shamim Siddiqui, USA's leading teacher of
Da'wa, to His Children
Urges them to read Nadrat Siddique's article on Thanksgiving
Bachchu Khush Rahu [Children be happy],
Share it with your friends and relatives. [This is an
extract from NT]. See how this nation is memorizing its
brutalities. As such, a Muslim should not be part of this
inhuman process. You all note it for future and educate
your children to this effect.
Thanks to Sister Nadrat Siddique of New Trend. May Allah
bless her and give her Tawfeeq to be more effective.
Long Island, NY
From Imam Badi Ali [National Islamic Shoora] Jamaat
al-Muslimeen North Carolina
Spotlight # 1: Israel's occupation of Palestine is very
unusual in some ways. Israel's victims are not compensated.
Instead Israel is compensated. The Palestinians working for
Israel are also compensated. They get the rewards of
subjugating the Palestinian people on behalf of Israel.
Spotlight # 2: Christian Protestant churches are in many
cases are quiet about the occupation of Afghanistan,
Chechnya, Kashmir and in some cases seem to be helping the
occupiers. The Catholic church's attitude towards occupation
is also very troubling. There are increasing resemblances to
the times of the Crusades. The teachings of Jesus, pbuh, are
being ignored and/or violated by many churches. Who will
admonish them or teach them?
Letter from Israeli Paratrooper
Zionists Rally their Forces Against Dr. Siddique.
Financial Pressure Brought Against Lincoln University
Israeli paratrooper George Muenzes wanted to remind Lincoln
University that the Pennsylvania government had been
mobilized against Dr. Kaukab Siddique. He sent the
following, published in a Jewish paper, to Lincoln
University's top officials, President Nelson, Vice President
Venerable, the three Deans, and the Chairperson of Dr.
President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D.
1570 Baltimore Pike,
P.O. Box 179
Lincoln University, PA 19352
As members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly we, as I'm
sure you know, not only support Lincoln University
financially, we also have a high regard for the University's
excellent reputation and a large stake in its future
success. Given this, we maintain a keen interest in what is
happening at Lincoln, and how it affects the image of the
school, and by extension, our image as a state.
It has recently come to our attention that Lincoln employs a
literature professor by the name of Kaukab Siddique. Mr.
Siddique has written an article and appeared in a video in
which he denies that the Holocaust happened, calls for the
destruction of Israel through the use of violence, and calls
Jewish people a whole series of offensive names.
With regards to the Holocaust, Mr. Siddique writes:
"Open up the DISCUSSION of the HOLOCAUST story. What did
really happen in World War II? The Auschwitz "gas chambers"
story has been meticulously analyzed, rebutted and destroyed
by critics like Mark Weber, David Irving. Germar Rudolf and
Wilhelm Staeglich. These are scholars following the highest
levels of scholarship. Notice that the chain bookstores do
not carry their books and the corporate media simply don't
mention them. Read even one of them and you'll be rid of the
holocaust myth forever. Don't take the "holocaust" issue
lightly. It is the main source of funds for international
Jewry. It is Israel's milk cow."
With regards to Israel, Mr. Siddique writes:
"Israel is an ILLEGITIMATE, TERRORIST entity...DO NOT
ASSOCIATE WITH JEWS unless they clearly say that Israel is
illegitimate. If you are careless, you might find that you
have a doctor or a lawyer who supports Israel. You can pick
and choose lawyers and doctors. Rabbis are the worst of the
Regarding Jews, Mr. Siddique refers to them as "the
hydra-headed monster" and "the devil who resides in Tel
Aviv". Further, he asserts:
"The Jews are a small minority in America, yet they have
taken over this country by devious and immoral means. They
control the government, the media, education, the libraries,
the book chains, the banks, Hollywood, Wall Street, Madison
For reasons which I am sure are obvious, this sort of
rhetoric raises concerns. We support academic freedom and
certainly a professor has the right to criticize Israel, or
any other entity or policy he wishes. However, we are all
familiar with the adage "you are entitled to your own
opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts". I
think this applies in this case. The Holocaust is not a
theory or opinion, it is historically documented fact,
denied only by those with a hateful anti-Semitic agenda.
We are hoping that you can provide some clarification on a
number of issues begged by Mr. Siddique's conduct.
1. What level of awareness did Lincoln's administration
have of Mr. Siddique's propensity to engage in the sort of
speech described above when he was hired and awarded tenure?
2. Are Mr. Siddique's anti-Semitic diatribes any part of
his class-room presentation, or other presentations outside
oft he classroom but on campus?
3. What steps are being taken to ensure that Mr. Siddique
is not teaching students at Lincoln University that the
Holocaust is a myth, and is not perpetrating false and
derogatory information regarding people of the Jewish faith?
We appreciate your prompt response and very much look
forward to hearing from you. You may reply to me and I will
pass along your reply to my caucus.
Very Truly Yours,
· State Senator Daylin Leach, District 17
· State Senator Jane Orie, District 40
· State Senator Vincent Hughes, District 7
· State Senator Anthony Williams, District 8
· State Representative Bryan Cutler, District 100
· State RepresentativeGordon Denlinger, District
· State Representative Eugene DePasquale, District
· State Representative Russ Fairchild, District 85
· State Representative Florindo Fabrizio, District
· State Representative Dan Frankel, District 23
· State Representative Mike Fleck, District 81
· State Representative Robert Freeman, District
· State Representative Pat Harkins, District 1
· State Representative Phyllis Mundy, District 120
· State Representative Harry Readshaw, District 36
· State Representative Ken Smith, District 112
· State Representative Dick Stevenson, District 8
· State Representative Rose-Marie Swanger,
· State Representative Katie True, District 41
A Brief Response from Dr. Siddique to George Muenz
Character assassination by selective quotation will be
defeated by our country's constitutional rights.
I am interested in research and scholarship. Are any of the
persons listed in this letter experts in holocaust studies?
Have they published anything?
What about you Mr. Muenz, do you have any credentials?
I say, let both sides be heard.
Muenz Writes again, Admitting his Israeli Connection
According to you, the Holocaust is a hoax. So I guess my
late mother must have tattooed those numbers on her arm by
herself, though she claimed to have had it done in
Auschwitz. All my extended family that she claimed perished
there, are probably all vacationing in Hawaii.
As for Israel, I served in the Israel Defence Forces,
Paratroops, so I know more about the situation there first
hand then you and your "scholarship"
Dr. Siddique's Reply to the Paratrooper
Israel is doing to the Palestinians what was done to the
Jews in Europe.
At the end of the Bush administration, hundreds of children
perished at the hands of Jewish Israeli monsters who
attacked the population packed into Gaza with phosphorous.
I am sorry that Jewish mothers and children suffered but
millions of German women and children were incinerated when
entire German cities were wiped out by the friends of what
you call Israel.
The German suffering has only recently been documented.
No group has appropriated the copyright for victimization.
I can see that service in the terrorist Israeli military has
made it impossible for you to see the genocide committed by
Israel:. FOUR MILLION PALESTINIANS EVICTED FROM THEIR HOMES.
Israeli Soldier Working For Baltimore Jewish Community
Attacks African American Youth
[This was hidden away from the news for a while.]
Press Release From Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Rev. Heber Brown, III
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
pastor [at] pleasanthope [dot] org
Baltimore, MD, December 2, 2010 - The Interdenominational
Ministerial Alliance condemns the attack of the 15-year-old
youth by a group of Jewish men on November 19th in the Upper
Park Heights Community. Wanton violence is unacceptable and
we welcome the opportunity to meet with youth and all
concerned community groups. We will not stand by and allow
our children to be victimized by over zealous violent fringe
groups such as Shomrim.
We also are concerned that the incident is only now coming
to public attention. We look forward to receiving the full
investigative report, which we expect to be immediately
forthcoming from the Baltimore City Police Department. We
wish to see all of the offenders prosecuted to the fullest
extent of the law. There is no place for vigilantism in a
The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance is an historic
federation of clergy-activists across the Baltimore Metro
area, which advocates in solidarity with marginalized
communities both locally and globally.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen NEWS
Amazing but True! Finally ISNA-CAIR Supporter Publishes a
New Trend Report.
Nadrat Siddique's Extensive Interview with Sis. Karima
December 3: Alhamdulillah, Muslim Link seems to have changed
Muslim Link is a local paper in the Maryland area which has
for years publicized the pro-government propaganda of
ISNA-CAIR and ICNA. It reached its lowest point when it put
Clinton's Secretary General Medeleine Albright, known as
Iraq's mass murderer, on its front page but refused to
report on Jamaat al-Muslimeen's historic rally against
Salman Rushdie at the Jewish cultural center, the Meyerhof.
Following Nadrat Siddique's ground breaking interview with
Imam Jamil's wife, Sis. Karima, published in New Trend's
November 8/Zulhijja 1, issue, Muslim Link was interested.
After much thought, Alhamdulillah, Muslim Link published the
complete interview along with New Trend's link [which was
required by the interviewer.]
Looks like the pro-government cliques are breaking down.
There is not much that ISNA and ICNA have to say much about
anything other than picnicking. Muslim Link may now show
them a new direction.
Happy Thanksgiving, Pakistan?
By Nadrat Siddique
So Dawn, Pakistan's largest daily paper, picked up on my
piece, "Thoughts on Thanksgiving" (New Trend, November 27,
2010). Evidently, the Dawn Op-ed columnist, Irfan Husain,
writes regularly for the pro-government daily. Amusingly, he
is an old friend of my family, a testament to the
variegations in mindset within a single family.
Husain's December 1 Op-ed begins with a detailed description
of his family's thanksgiving turkey preparations, a practice
they adapted during time spent stateside. He brags about
serving the turkey to a Thanksgiving party. All of this
occurs in Karachi, a Muslim city, in a Muslim land, whose
very raison d'etre is Islam, and where the holiday does not
exist. It is similarly absent from all neighboring
countries, indeed from all of Asia. Amazingly, Husain claims
Thanksgiving "is an entirely secular holiday, with no
religious overtones." He appears woefully ignorant of the
identity of the colonists who initiated White celebrations
of Thanksgiving in New England (the northeastern part of the
U.S.). The colonists were Puritans—men and women who
attempted church reform in Britain. Unsuccessful, they
emigrated to what later became Massachusetts Bay Colony (the
site of many massacres of Native people). They were devout
Christians (according to their understanding of
Christianity) who emigrated for the sake of their religious
faith; to characterize a holiday of their initiating as
"secular" is simply inaccurate.
Husain's description of Thanksgiving? "A day that
commemorates the feast provided to the early colonists by
Native Americans, and is modelled [sic] after European
harvest festivals." He neither disputes or confirms the
central idea of my piece, i.e., the coincidence of the
holiday with massacres of Native people, for which there is
overwhelming evidence, leading to the necessity for people
of conscience to disassociate from it.
Bizarrely, he claims to feel strongly about the plight of
Native people, and does not take issue with any of the
historical facts I bring forth in my article, writing rather
eloquently that, "White colonists have an appalling record
of virtual genocide in the lands and continents they
conquered since the 16th century. Indeed, the history of
every country in the Americas, as well as of Australia, is
written in blood." But—he still insists on celebrating the
He delivers the rank old "If-you-don't-like-it-then-leave."
In his words: "But surely Ms. Siddique should not be in
America at all if she feels so strongly about the Native
Indians, and what was done to them." It reminds me of the
daily redneck cries at the sight of my hijab during the
Iranian hostage crisis. "If you don't like it here, go back
to Iran!" they would fling, not bothering to ask whether I
I wonder at such mindless response. Irfan Husain must have
been sleeping in history class, when Emerson, Thoreau,
Thomas Paine, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others were
discussed. Even in the slanted dominant culture version of
history currently taught, the tradition of dissent is
extolled. Husain misses the boat on the abolitionist
movement, the civil rights movement, the Underground
Railroad, Seneca Falls, and many other movements throughout
U.S. history which chose dissent over emigration (although
there were some which encouraged followers to emigrate).
Husain and others of his ilk should stop and think about
what he propounds: Country X hosting only people of Creed A;
Country Y populated with only those of Creed B. What an odd
world his would be, of homogeneity of thought within
The idea that Muslims, propelled by the command to amr bil
mauroof and nahi unal munkari, should feel strongly about
injustices, and should not leave but rather work for change,
seems not to enter his mind at all.
He ridicules the idea of politely deflecting Thanksgiving
greetings. I've done it plenty of times, taking care to
employ a gentle, polite, friendly manner. It's fruitless to
be acerbic or use charged terms like "genocide" (as he
facetiously suggests in his ridicule), since the aim is to
convey one's heartfelt sentiment, not denigration of the
other. My deflection of the greeting is frequently met with
questions as to why I don't celebrate the holiday,
appreciation, or an apologetic "Oh well I don't really
celebrate it either, it's just a time to get family
together." The objective, to encourage thought—about popular
celebrations and practices—is achieved. It is merely a
starting point to get people thinking about injustices
within society, and what can be done about them.
He claims that given the climate of Islamophobia in the
U.S., Muslims should not be withdrawing from mainstream
practices such as Thanksgiving. Husain continues, "Ms.
Siddique should not then complain of not being accepted as
Americans [sic] if they [sic] deliberately spurn American
traditions." To me, his assorted apologia for Thanksgiving
indicates a hopelessly colonized mindset. As a friend in
London commented upon reading the op-ed, "People like Husain
are importing the totalitarian petty tyrant mindset from
banana republics into western states."
Irfan Husain and the ruling class of Pakistan should be
aware that not all Pakistanis and Muslims living in the West
yearn to blend into the woodwork, or to become groveling
sycophants for the U.S. power structure. It is a matter of
shame that my Pakistani "brothers," whose country is being
bombarded by U.S. missiles, exhibit such servility to the
U.S., while increasing numbers of Black and White Americans
question the holiday, (as they question aspects of U.S.
foreign policy). Many of my American friends refuse to
celebrate Thanksgiving to show solidarity with Native
People. (The Native people themselves gather at Plymouth,
Massachusetts, near the site of the early Puritan landings,
for a "Day of Mourning." It is a gathering in which I've
participated in previous years, and encourage others to
participate in as well. Pakistan's great revolutionary poet,
Allamah Iqbal, wrote about the indelible concepts of
self-identity and self-love. His writings challenge the
"love your slave master, more than yourself" paradigm
promulgated by Husain. Although I'm no expert in Iqbal, I'm
quite sure he would not never be an apologist for
Husain's comments exemplify the attitudes of Indo-Pak elites
who visit or emigrate to the U.S. They ally themselves with
the ruling class, insisting on self-delusion about American
history, minimizing, denying, or overlooking the horrors of
slavery, Jim Crow, and lynchings of Blacks. They are
oblivious to Native peoples, whom they recall quaintly as
noble savages seen in Westerns (popular in Pakistan), or
spectacles to be viewed in a museum. These elites behave in
arrogant and racist fashion, viewing themselves as superior
to Black people, whom they view through the lense of
Hollywood or corporate media, turning a blind eye to
genocide, broken treaties, and treachery against Native
People. As Steve Biko, the great South African freedom
fighter said, "The most potent weapon in the hands of the
oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." By ruling class
measure, at least, the weapon is already had.
Juma khutba in Baltimore, Maryland
How does Allah [God] enter our Lives?
Why does Islam radicalize and transform? It's not just
The following is a summary of Dr. Kaukab Siddique's latest
Juma' [Friday] khutba at a small mosque in central Maryland.
The main points are given here, so that khateebs across the
country may try to incorporate them into their sermons.
Texts for the khutba:
We sent "Messengers who gave good news as well as warning
that mankind, after the coming of the messengers, should
have no plea against Allah: For Allah is Exalted in Power,
Wise." The Qur'an 4:165
"And among His Signs is that He created for you spouses from
among yourselves, that you may live in serenity with them,
and He has put love and mercy between you. Surely in that
are Signs for those who think. And among His Signs is the
creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in
your languages and colors. Surely in that are Signs for
those who have knowledge." 30: 21-22
"It was We who created the human being, and we know what
suggestions his soul makes to him: For we are nearer to him
than his jugular vein." 50:16
" ... When you threw dust at them [O Muhammad], it was not
you who threw but Allah..."8:17
· Allah sent messengers and prophets to all nations
who told people that the way to success in this world and in
the Hereafter is through rejection of human authority and
the acceptance of Allah's Will.
· Muhammad, pbuh, was the LAST of this line of
Guidance. His was the perfect example and the Guidance for
ALL of humanity for all time to come.
· With some of the messengers, the revelation of
Allah's words was sent in the form of Books, such as the
Torah to Moses, the Psalms to David and the Injeel to Jesus.
peace be on them all. In the Qur'an, the Final Message of
Allah was revealed. All these Books were interpreted and
implemented by the messengers.
· As long as humans followed the messengers'
interpretation of the Books, they were radicalized and
transformed but then they started their own interpretations
and were led astray.
· Again Muhammad, peace be on him, has the
distinction that his teachings were preserved with the
greatest care and the strictest cross referencing in all of
human history in Hadith narrated by his companions, r.a.
· So to find Allah's will, we must know and follow
the example of Muhammad, pbuh, and study the Book revealed
to him as understood by him.
· Next we can find Allah in the male-female
relationship, through the mother's miracle of birth and
through the complexity and beauty of the human system of
· Human beings are one family, differentiated by
their colors and languages but united by the acceptance of
Allah's blessings and revelations. There is NO COLOR line or
NATIONALISM in Islam.
· Allah can be "seen" in the miraculous cohesion of
the heavens and the earth. The Qur'an was the first to teach
that heavenly bodies are not fixed but move, each in its own
· Allah is not located at a place but is nearer to
us than our jugular vein. All we have to do to reach Him is
to pray, lift our hands and ask Him. The five daily prayers
are symbolic of rejection of the allure of this world and an
ongoing revolution within our souls against oppressors and
oppression. The lines for ritual prayer are lines for
preparation for jihad against exploitation, oppression and
the idols of wealth and race and nationality.
· When the human spirit becomes totally attuned to
the Will of Allah, the human being becomes Allah's
instrument for radical transformation. Sura 8 verse 17
refers to the battle of Badr when Muhammad, pbuh, prayed and
then threw a handful of dust towards the oppressors. The
battle changed the history of mankind.
· We Muslims are becoming like the Christians who
say: "Jesus is my Savior," but instead of obeying Jesus,
pbuh, they obey the White House or Israel. We Muslims
believe in Allah and his Last Messenger, Muhammad, pbuh, but
do we obey Allah and follow His messenger?
· We have Shar'ia which gives women their rights,
including inalienable rights to inheritance and severe
punishment to anyone regardless of rank for violation of
marriage. Owing to Shar'ia, Muslims have largely avoided
AIDS, though it is rampant among non-Muslims. But we are
faltering and are avoiding the implementation of Shari'a
owing to neo-colonial and imperialist pressures and cases of
misuse by some Muslims.
· We have Sunnah. The Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh, is
still alive. It is the only living example of a prophet's
lifestyle. Owing to US mass culture, more and more we bring
up our children without Sunnah. Do they wash their hands? Do
they use water to clean themselves after defecating? Do they
eat Zabiha and healthy food? Do they honor and respect
women? Do they treat ALL women as sisters in humanity and
mothers if they are older? Respect for women is going down
because we ignore Sunnah.
· O Allah forgive our sins and shortcomings. O
Allah! We pray for the victory of Islam in Pakistan,
Afghanistan, Iraq, Kashmir. Chechnya, Somalia, Sudan and
Nigeria where the Muslims are struggling for victory. Above
all we pray, O Allah, for your Help to defeat the Yahood and
remove them from Palestine.
American Food Companies Ruining health of humanity globally!
Here is what can be done.
[Imam Badi Ali's thought provoking spotlights, Nov. 27
issue, about food and Islam, sparked this important response
from Sis. Sofia in New York City.]
As -Salaam Elekum Brother! This is a response to the
suggestions made in the November 27, 2010 issue of New Trend
on-line newsletter regarding our eating habits.
Here are my suggestions and information regarding our poor
health, obesity, from my personal experience. Of course,
consult good doctors and professionals/nutritionists, in
this matter as they say---but do not take their advice as
God's truth for even their information must be taken with
caution. So pay attention to your body's needs and make the
choices that are best for you after consulting one and all
Unfortunately, the health of young and old in many countries
across the globe have received deadly blows within a decade
or two because parents have given up traditional "cooking
from scratch" and are choosing processed foods, that is
foods that come packaged in cans, bottles and plastic
wrappers or eating out in restaurants that use them.
Any food items that have preservative, stabilizers, sugars
of various types, salts, oils, food colorings, and a long
list of strange-sounding ingredients used to produced them
are all proving to be a serious danger to human beings and
we should all stop using them. Just look at young
over-weight and obese children from countries such as U.A.E
and Saudi Arabia and the fact that these people have given
up traditional style cooking for fast foods from
western-style mega "take-out" companies and you see how
dangerous our eating habits have become for our health
across the globe.
Against this onslaught, fasting or exercising and living an
active lifestyle while continuing to eat processed food
items is not the solution. Even United States' First Lady,
Michelle Obama's efforts to protect American children is not
really dealing with the main causes of our health problems.
And politicians in the U.S. would not dare speak up against
food companies ---that are feeding poison to billions of
consumers around the globe or do anything to halt their
money-making factories. It is up to us consumers to make
the right choices for ourselves and for our families.
Food companies are only interested in making profits, not in
protecting consumers. And capitalism does not have a social
conscience or the welfare of humanity on its agenda. It is
up to us consumers to stop buying all processed and
factory-produced foods. Even breads and flours, even whole
wheat breads for that matter, are processed food items.
So, if you wish to protect your health before you end up
with serious, life-threatening diseases then go take a look
in your refrigerators, freezers and pantry and get rid of
all your breads, food items with added flours, salts,
sugars, oils, stabilizers, preservatives, food items in
cans, bottles and wrapped in plastics, including cheeses,
bottled soda/drinks, etc. and begins cooking the
old-fashioned and traditional way with real and healthy food
items such as halal lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits,
and daals and plain tap water. And if you must drink milk
then use only skim milk.
Letter: Re: Nadrat Siddique on Native Americans
I am pleased to see that you mentioned some historical facts
about the Wampanoag Indians in your recent newsletter. I
grew up in Rhode Island and was right in the middle of
history, yet we never learned anything in school about the
real history of the area. It wasn't until about 10 years
ago, after reading a speech by the Native American author
William Apess from 1836 that I began to become enlightend.
The house I grew up in was just across from Mount Hope, the
venue of Metacomet's assassination. When I got married, we
bought a house on Nanaquaket Pond in Tiverton, RI. Today, I
know that our house was located exactly in the area in which
Weetamoe, the female chief of the Pocasset Indians, had her
headquarters. The surrrounding area was a farming
cooperative in which the Natives shared the crops. I have
included an article I run every year at this time. Here's
the link. You may want to circulate it to your readers.
Jeff Archer [San Diego, California]
With thanks to Abdul Jabbar
Wikileaks reveals the Betrayal of Muslims by their Own
The recent wikileaks releases have sent shock waves around
the world exposing the views of western diplomats regarding
foreign governments and individuals. Causing a mixture of
embarrassment and political incidents, the leaks have left
the American government scrambling around the world to
maintain damage control. In addition to America's
humiliation, the leaks have given the world a better
understanding of western views of other heads of state, as
well as confirmation of the true nature of the Muslim
The leaked documents give candid accounts of meetings with
many leaders, exposing their real concerns and views. A
number of documents focus on the deep concern towards Iran,
where many Arab nations repeatedly raised concerns over
Iran. King Abdullah claimed Iran was meddling in 'Arab
matters' and called the state liars. Abu Dhabi's crown
prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan also suggested
that the US should send in ground forces if air strikes were
not enough to "take out" Iranian nuclear targets. Egypt's
intelligence chief general Omar Suleiman called Iran "a
significant threat to Egypt....supporting jihad and spoiling
peace," furthermore Hosni Mubarak told a US congressman,
"Iran is always stirring trouble". These statements amongst
many others actually encourage military action against the
These accounts show the intimate relationship between the US
and the Muslim rulers, where these leaders are raising their
fears hoping the US will help them. The appreciation and
care shown to the US is remarkable. In a discussion with the
US, Saudi King Abdullah said, "We (the U.S. and Saudi
Arabia) spilled blood together" in Kuwait and Iraq, the King
continued, and Saudi Arabia valued this tremendously.
Friendship can be a difficult issue that requires work,
Abdullah said, but the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have done it
for 70 years over three generations. "Our disagreements
don't cut to the bone," he stated. Zardari showed similar
appreciation for US help during the Pakistani elections
stating, "We are here because of you."
However the most staggering example of this relationship was
from Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who assured the
US that missile strikes conducted in his own country by the
US in Yemen would be claimed as a Yemeni army assault, and
he would "continue saying the bomb are ours, not yours." One
of the leaked cables showed in one attack 41 local
residents, including 14 women, 21 children and 14 other
Muslims were killed. General Petraeus on the same issue but
in another cable is recorded as saying that the attack had
caused the deaths of "only" three "civilians".
Whilst the Muslim rulers continue their relationship of
subservience to the West the US views the world only in
terms of its national interests. As captured in the leaks
Turkey has been used to negotiate with Iran regarding their
nuclear ambitions and was even reprimanded by the US when
they weren't dealing with Iran adequately. The cables show
that US diplomats have grave doubts about Turkey's
dependability, quoting one high-ranking government adviser
as saying that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu would use
his Islamist influence on Erdogan, describing him as
"exceptionally dangerous." Regardless of how much help Recep
Erdogan has given the US over years with Iran, Israel, Iraq
and Gaza, the AKP's commitment continues to be questioned.
A number of the leaked cables show pure condescension of the
Muslim rulers. Chief of the Defence Staff Jock Stirrup
stated that although Zardari has "made helpful political
noises, he's clearly a numbskull.", furthermore Permanent
Under-Secretary for Security Affairs Peter Ricketts
characterized Zardari as having "not much sense of how to
govern a country...I fear he talks and talks but not much
happens." This is not the first time the US has backed a
less than desirable leader as an ally since their objective
is not to promote a leader who will bring his people
progress but one who would be an active accomplice in their
The wikileaks cables have only come to confirm the widely
held belief that our rulers are exceptionally inept in their
role. The cables prove that in addition to merely being
concerned about building palaces and holding on to power,
they are also delusional, seeing their role in the US grand
schemes as indispensible and privileged. The cables show the
world that our leaders are quick to give help to the west in
order to gain some crumbs, happy to sell their own people to
achieve western aims.
The leaked cables show us that the US is only concerned with
the pursuit of its interests in the world and an ally is
seen merely as an aid to attain these interests. These
leaders leave our Ummah vulnerable to the interests of the
west, happy to accommodate them where the only vision is to
please their colonial master.
To gain protection from the colonialist wolf and progress as
an ummah it's time we had the vision for the true Islamic
ruler as seen in Khaleefah's of the past who followed in the
way of the Prophet.
2010-12-08 Wed 18:03:19 cst