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Rabi' al-Thani 21,1432/March 26, 2011 # 13
On March 20, Pastor Terry Jones burned the Qur'an inside his
church. The right wing of American political groups was
delighted. It was a major blow for America's prestige in the
Muslim world. Scroll all the way down for 2 items on the
explosion of protest rallies across Pakistan.
Personal from the editor of New Trend: My daughter is a
This morning, March 25, my daughter Nadrat ran the 26.2 mile
national marathon in Washington, DC. Her timing was 3 hours
and 52 minutes which bested her own record by 7 minutes. She
was there for the run at 6.30 in the morning.
She wore a shirt with the flag of PALESTINE on it, reminding
Americans of the occupation.
Most of us cannot walk 26 miles, let alone run it. Let us
try to improve our life style. It is sunnah to walk long
distances. The Prophet, pbuh, walked all the way from Makkah
to Taif. The three day/night hijrah to Madinah by the
Prophet, pbuh, and Abu Bakr, r.a., was also on foot.
Muhammad, pbuh, and Ayesha, r.a., were good runners and
competed with each other in running. [See Hadith.]
New Trend's analysis
The Real Spark behind the Uprising in Libya
On June 29, 1996 Qaddafi's forces massacred nearly 1200
prisoners in the Abu Saleem prison in Tripoli, Libya. Most
of them were Islamic political prisoners who were protesting
against the stifling and unbearable prison conditions.
For years, the relatives of the executed prisoners were not
informed of their deaths. In 2002 the horror of Qaddafi's
crime came out and slowly percolated through Libyan society.
Islam, instead of being crushed, became stronger than ever
in Libya. [Islam is reborn after every Kerbala, as the poet
said.] However, Qaddafi's reign of terror was such that no
one dared to speak out within Libya.
It was the inspiration from Afghanistan's fight against
America which gave new faith to the Libyan people, and a
little over a month ago, they rose up against Qaddafi
regardless of his terror squads. [Many Libyans are reported
by US media to have left Libya since 9.11 and joined Shaykh
Osama. Some, according to wire services, were killed in US
air strikes against the Taliban.]
National Islamic Shoora [Jamaat al-Muslimeen] to Meet on
April 23, inshallah. Change by Peaceful means.
Host: Imam Badi Ali.
Secretary General: Sis. Ashira Na'im.
Ameer: Kaukab Siddique
The Muslim world is rising up. Everything is changing.
What is the role of US Muslims?
Unite against, Zionism, Racism, Occupation, Tyranny and
exploitation of women.
Stand up for the Qur'an, for the authentic hadith, for the
oppressed and the downtrodden.
Understand America, use non-violent resistance, break
Israeli stranglehold on America.
Our Future ...... Justice, Freedom, Equality
From a paper presented at Chicago's American Islamic College
by Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, Distinguished Professor of
and philosopher of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
"Imagining our future, we are the only ones, who are armed
with the TRUTH (Islam) and the knowledge of how to deliver
it, and we are the only ones capable of eliminating the
language of racism, and thereby eliminating ultimately
racism. We have the example of the Ummah established by
Prophet Muhammad (upon him be peace). We know, therefore,
that Islam and only Islam can bring to our planet justice,
freedom, and equality for all members of the human
Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali [National Islamic Shoora]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen, NC
Spotlight #1: For the first time, the number of the hungry
has reached ONE BILLION around the world according to UN
figures. Of these 49 million are in America.
Spotlight #2: This is the war America should be fighting,
the war against hunger. More jobs should be created to
produce more food to solve the worldwide hunger.
Spotlight #3: Sectarianism can be solved through the unity
of nations, rather than allowing the process of division to
continue. Why not unite Lebanon and Syria, Bahrain and Saudi
Outreach: Juma Khutba
Muslim World is Rising Up: Three Sides to the Conflict.
Expose and Oppose the Oppression of American Women.
Free Shaikh Omar Abdel Rahman
On March 25 Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba at a
small mosque in Baltimore, Maryland. In an effort to widen
the audience, here is a summary of the main points:
For decades, Muslims have accepted dictatorship and tyranny.
Now they are rising up but have to pay a heavy price for
violating the Qur'an by remaining silent for so long.
We hail the uprisings of the people. We hail the Muslim
ummah of Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Jordan and Algeria as
we hailed the people of Tunisia and Egypt.
The struggle is triangular. On one side is the Muslim ummah.
On the other are the tyrants-dictators-kings. The third side
is that of the Anglo-European powers who have been
supporting all these killer regimes and are now looking to
intervene for their power objectives: oil, control and
support for Israel.
The situation is changing drastically in favor of Islam. In
Egypt today there was a rally calling for freedom for SHAIKH
OMAR ABDEL RAHMAN, the scholar of the Qur'an par excellance
who has been rotting in an American prison to please Hosni
Mubarak, the ousted tyrant.
In Egypt, three days back, the brother of Dr. Ayman
al-Zawahiri was released after 9 years. His "crime" was that
he was the brother of the al-Qaida Islamic leader.
In Egypt, five days back, the Interior Ministry, responsible
for decades of torture and humiliation of innocent people,
was set on fire. The Interior Minister, Adly, is now in
In Yemen huge crowds are coming out every day to demand the
ouster of President Salah. The US continues to support
In Jordan today, 100 + plus protestors were injured by King
Abdallah's security forces. Till today US media have not
admitted that the king is a worthless playboy whose only
"merit" is that he loves Israel and is a US agent.
The best news is coming out of Syria. The tyrant Assad, son
of the tyrant Assad, belongs to the tiny Nusairi sect. This
little clique, secretly in league with all the enemies of
Islam, has been terrorizing the people, almost all orthodox
In 1982, this dictator's father destroyed the ENTIRE CITY of
Hama and built casinos over the rubble of mosques.
Such is the emerging power of Islam, that today the people
are coming out openly against the terrorist regime. Again,
they came out of a mosque in Deraa and now the protests have
spread to Damascus and even Hama.
The regime has killed 55 people in Deraa but the people seem
to have lost their fear of the tyrant and replaced it with
fear of Allah. On the BBC one could hear them chanting "la
illaha il Allah - Muhammad Rasul Allah."
PALESTINE will be freed by the Muslim ummah, inshallah. All
these dictators used Palestine as a slogan to fool their
people but in secret they had links with Israel.
Second part of the khutba.
America needs Islam as never before. America's conscience
and faith are being strangled by the Jewish Zionists, the
Christian Zionists and the "Muslim" Zionists. These are tiny
groups in a population of 300 million but they have taken
over the means of communication and the power structure.
Homosexuality has become "normal." The President of the USA
supports it. Adultery and fornication are seen as minor
sins. Why is this?
Christianity has no concept of Shar'ia or haram and halal.
Christians believe that wine is fine and even Jesus, pbuh,
drank it! [naoozubillahe min zalik.]
The Bible does not negate gambling and this has become the
The Zionists can use America for war and Christians are
helpless to stop them. America has made enemies around the
globe to help Israel.
The family system is almost non-existent. Divorce is 50%.
There was a time when men did not want to get married. Now
women don't want marriage either.
CRIMES of the most horrible type are committed against women
and do not make it to the national media.
Watch the program ID on channel 123 to see documentation of
the most disgusting crimes against women.
The most dangerous sign of the erosion of humanity in
America is the fact that obscene crimes against women and
children are committed by men who are seen as "normal." No
one can know that they are mentally criminals.
I have a local report that the son of a woman in Maryland
strangled his mother and set her on fire. She survived and
is in intensive care. Both mother and son were seen as
impeccable and admirable people.
Women have been degraded here beyond all limits. Informal
prostitution is so widespread that it is not even news.
It is the duty of Muslims to defend the rights of American
women. Treat them like sisters, daughters, mothers. Marry
them with compassion and forgiveness.
The Prophet, pbuh, never raised his hand against a woman
[hadith narrated by Ayesha, r.a.] though he knew and worked
with more women than any other religious leader in
Forthcoming book introduced by Kaukab Siddique
Sarmila Bose Debunks Propaganda Version of Bangladesh
Dead Reckoning by Sarmila Bose
No one could have expected a woman from India, PhD from
Harvard, teaching at Oxford, to deliver such a devastating
blow to the propaganda of India and Bengali secularists
Hardcover: 288 pages .Publisher: Columbia
University Press (April 26, 2011)
The tragedy of East Pakistan in 1971 was a victory for India
and the secularized Bengali elites. The Pakistani army
sometimes behaved as if it was an occupation army, just as
it is doing today in Frontier Province and Baluchistan.
Bengali nationalists, backed by India and Bengali Hindus,
wrought havoc among Bihari Muslims who supported Pakistan.
The worst sufferers were Bengali Muslims who supported
Pakistan, most of them from Jamaate Islami. The Pakistani
army abandoned them and surrendered to the Indian army. The
Pakistani troops fought bravely against heavy odds but were
betrayed by their generals
The understanding that the enemy of Bangladesh is India, not
Pakistan, is now widely accepted in Bangladesh and Jamaate
Islami has been largely rehabilitated. However, recently,
pro-India elements have become dominant again in the power
structure and have put Islamic scholars of Jamaate Islami on
trial as "traitors."
Secularist Bengalis, backed by India and worldwide Zionists,
have grossly exaggerated the crimes of the army so that the
propaganda against Pakistan has reached epic proportions,
almost at the level of the Jewish holocaust story.
The complete secularist control of the story of East
Pakistan as publicized by India, has been dealt a fatal blow
by Sarmila Bose. She has already published a series of
articles with detailed research which brings out the real
suffering of East Pakistan. The army committed atrocities
but largely remained disciplined. The stories of rape of
Bengali women by the army were almost wholly concocted by
Mukti Bahini, the terrorist group organized by India which
was itself carrying out mass killings of Bihari Muslims
loyal to Pakistan.
Bose's book will be of great importance as it will undermine
the Indian-secularist attempts to make sure that Pakistan
and Bangladesh do not become friends again.
Bangladesh has one of the largest populations of Muslims in
the world. It is a strategic blunder for the Muslim world to
abandon such a huge population. During my trips to
Bangladesh, I saw that most Bengalis are deeply imbued with
love of Islam. Let us embrace our Bengali ummah. The army
generals tore them away from us and cut the Islamic roots of
Pakistan with help from India. Today Islamic scholars of the
highest moral character are being tried by the pro-India
government of Bangladesh and the global ummah remains
Our America: Courtesy Sis. Hamdiyya [Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Exploiting Africa: Madonna in Malawi
Madonna's Charity Fails in Bid to Finance School Madonna's
plans to build a $15 million girls school in Malawi have
fallen through amid allegations of lavish expenditures for
directors of the project, reports the New York Times. The
pop star and her fellow Kabbalah followers set up a charity,
Raising Malawi, to oversee Madonna's charitable ventures in
the African country. On Thursday, it was announced that the
charity's board of directors had been expelled after it came
to light that extraordinary sums had been squandered on
cars, free housing, salaries, and a golf course membership
for school officials. $3.8 million has already been spent on
the terminated school project, which would have educated 400
girls. Much of that money went to architects, design,
salaries, and cars for employees who had not yet been hired.
New York Times | Friday, March 25, 2011
A Letter from Southern California: Introducing a leading
Scholar of the Holocaust-hoax.
Palestine suffers, Israel gains from the story.
Dr Kaukab Siddique:
My name is Bradley Smith and my website, Committee for Open
Debate on the Holocaust, is at www.codoh.com. I'd like to
introduce myself to your readers at New Trend.
In December, 2006, I delivered a talk in Teheran at the now
infamous Holocaust Conference. The title of the talk was:
"The Irrational Vocabulary of the American Professorial
Class with Regard to the Holocaust Question."
With this talk I focused on how the American professoriate,
Jew and Gentile alike, has made of the Holocaust question a
taboo matter. No American professor, Gentile or Jew, will
allow himself to make the mistake of addressing the
Holocaust question from a perspective that is not approved
of by those, inside and outside the university, who
administer them. It only follows that what the professor
himself will not dare to address openly, he will not allow
his students to address openly.
Why does it matter? Those who address the Holocaust story
with such abandon, who gain so much political and monetary
profit from it, exploit the story to morally justify
U.S./Israeli policies against the Palestinian people.
At the Teheran Conference it was surprising how often one
heard the word "Palestine." In the talks, from the audience,
in the hallways. That was in 2006, the Iraq war was in a
serious phase with a great deal of violence. I had expected
to hear the word "Iraq" a lot. But what I heard again and
again was "Palestine." The primary languages were Farsi,
Arab, and English. "Palestine" was the same in all of them.
It was in Teheran that December where I understood that
Palestine is the primary issue challenging the Muslim and
Western worlds at this moment in time.
If the reader goes to the text of my talk, he or she will
find that I do not attack Jews as human beings, but address
an American professoriate, Jew and gentile alike, that is
unwilling to allow themselves, or their students, to address
either the Holocaust question itself, or how it is exploited
by the U.S./Israeli alliance to morally justify inhuman
policies toward, particularly but not exclusively,
The American professorial class, on this issue, betrays the
intent of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, and betrays the ideals of intellectual freedom and
free expression of the university itself.
I would like to give an updated draft of the talk I gave at
the Teheran Conference to Muslim audiences in Southern
California. I wonder if there are some who read New Trend
who might be able to put me in touch with a person or
persons who can help me arrange such an affair.
--Bradley R. Smith
Holocaust Story was Concocted Under Dire Torture of Rudolf
Hoss, Commandant of Auschwitz
Researched, written, edited and narrated
by Anthony Lawson
Suppressing free and open discussion on any subject is as
bad as telling lies, and knowingly suppressing the truth is
the biggest lie of all, because it is based, not on a
mistake or a genuine error, but on a deliberate intention to
Having been tortured, Rudolf Höss, who was the commander of
Auschwitz from 1940 to 1943, almost certainly lied in his
'confession' and testimony to save the lives of his wife and
children. Even if torture and duress cannot not be proven,
the overwhelming reason for recognizing the utter falsity of
the Höss confession is that the gassing method he described
was not scientifically plausible.
Yet Höss's conviction has stood, by inference, as a
testament to the cruelty of Germans in general, since he was
tried at Nuremberg, in 1947, and subsequently hanged on
April 16th, 1947, in Poland.
Nuclear Iran and Nuclear Japan: What an Irony!Western Agenda
in Libya is NOT Love of Civilians
by Sis. Sofia [New York City]
At the same time that helpless Muslim civilians in more
than one Muslim/Arab country are being victimized and
crushed without mercy by the West and by their own
"Muslim" leaders, there are some novel and interesting
ironies appearing simultaneously on the world stage.
While some politicians in the West have been
"bull-horning" their warnings against Iran for its nuclear
reactors, it was in Japan that the real nuclear threats to
the world erupted. So, it was politics and not concern for
the welfare of humanity that was behind these western
leaders political maneuvers. The schemers, as it were, have
been out-schemed by a Higher Power.
The decision of some western countries to intervene in Libya
with "mightier" military power "to protect Libyan
civilians" is actually killing Libyans on the ground. The
realities on the ground are speaking louder than the
"honorable" statements of western leaders. In fact it is
exposing the absurdities and dishonesty and true evil
intents/nature of both western leaders and the Arab rulers
who joined in. Could there be another reason for this
firepower from the skies such as "protecting" Israel besides
grabbing the much needed oil?
Another irony may be hiding behind the stage at this time
such as an out-of-control disaster that may cause the
victimizers to flee from the regions that they are
attempting to grab.
Perhaps, the 100th attribute of Allah SWT is "the Creator of
Please Ask Min. Farrakhan to advise Gaddafi not to use Heavy
Weapons on Libya's People
Listen to Min. Farrakhan's powerful comments- made a few
days before- about US attacks on Libya
Balquis Muhammad [March 22]
NT. Editor's Comment:
May Allah reward you.
Min. Farrakhan is powerful as usual.
I agree with him about opposing intervention in Libya. The
situation is going to change as it did in Iraq,
However, the minister is too kind to Col. Gaddafi. The
colonel has been using tanks, artillery and jet aircraft
against the Islamic people of eastern Libya. Gaddafi is
definitely not interested in Islam or the Muslim ummah.
Just before the uprising started, he was with America and
invested $30 billion in America.
I see the future with Islamic forces, not with Gaddafi.
Please ask Min. Farrakhan to ask Gaddafi to stop using heavy
weapons against Muslims. They are not al-Qaida. They want to
replace him with an Islamic state.
America and Gaddafi are both wrong. Islam is the coming
power. Min. Farrakhan does not see that. Libyans who are
opposing Gaddafi are Africans too.
Use of force by each party will finally open up the gates to
the real Al-Qaida.
Best wishes and regards.
Sis. Balquis' response: She sent NT to 150: Only 37 Read
As salaamu alaikum, Sheik:
I was searching for more info on the opportunistic attacks
on Libya, when I decided to see what Farrakhan had to say.
I 'think' a few years ago he and the NOI received a million
or so dollars from Gaddafi.
I try to pass info on to my email contacts, because it is
so difficult to get honest reporting-especially during such
a crisis where Muslims are suffering. I sent out your New
Trend newsletter on the 20th; it was very informative, but
very long. Most people are lazy and dislike reading. I am
sure that of my 150 contacts only 1/4 of them read your
excellent analysis of the situation.
I have no way of contacting the Final Call; you have the
knowledge and the clout. Minister Farrakhan may appreciate
your interest and information- especially since he knows
that he will not receive anymore money from Libya.
It does not take a rocket scientist to see that Gaddafi and
his ilk (Saddam, Noreiga and many other so called 3rd world
leaders) who have dallied with the shaitanis of the west
are then gobbled up when they are no longer useful- or when
the opportunity arises. That is the nature of the beast. I
am wondering why the Sudan has not fallen yet to the
ravages of the proletariat -or has it fallen to the vote of
Your sister in Islam,
In Response to Pat Buchanan's "A Foolish & Unconstitutional
by Shamim Siddiqui [Long Island, New York]
It is neither foolish nor unconstitutional.
Gaddafi is a usurper. He dethroned King Idrees illegally,
resumed all the powers like a dictator, prohibiting all
human rights and misusing all the wealth and resources of
the country for his personal ends, greed and caprices. He
has ruled for the last 42 years like a "mad" man without
holding any democratic process in the country and still
wants to cling to power. He must be put to trial and hanged
to death in the thoroughfare of Tripoli.
He is an idiot # !. In fact,the Arab league should be the
first to try and hang him. But since it is an impotent body,
it has no courage to say a word against its own constituent
members - Kings, Sheikhs and Presidents, it requested the
UN to drag him down through the western powers.
But it is a different situation that even the "No-Fly Zone"
is not going to damage the position of the tyrant of Libya.
It cannot remove him from power. Gaddafi is expanding on the
ground and Allies are flying in the air with their might.
- a monstrous joke of 21 century of no loss and no gain but
Shame for the timid Arab League; Shame for the UN and Shame
for the Muslim world and its most worthless leadership..
Hope you have the courage to share it with your readers.
Shukrun wa Jazakallah.
[The writer is an independent Islamic scholar opposed to all
Thousands of men and women at Jamaat-e-Islami's
Top Islamic leaders highlight Army Chief's linkup with USA &
US Pastor's Desecration of Qur'an Condemned.
LAHORE, Mar. 23: The Jamaat e Islami chief, Syed Munawar
Hasan, said a coterie of thieves and plunderers was holding
the country as hostage and was talking of "saving the
system" only to protect its corruption and ill-gotten
wealth. President Zardari has sold away Pakistan's
independence and sovereignty in America's hands, he said,
while addressing a Ijtema of the JI Lahore at Wahdat Road
park on the historic Pakistan Day.
The JI secretary General, Liaquat Baloch, deputy chief,
Sirajul Haq, Punjab chief, Dr. Syed Waseem Akhtar, Hafiz
Muhammad Idrees and Ameerul Azeem, also addressed. the crowd
Thousands of men, women and children attended the Ijtema.
Later, the participants rallied at Wahdat Road to condemn
the desecration of the Holy Quran by devilish American
pastor Terry Jones. Holding copies of the Quran in their
hands, the participants vowed to lay down their lives to
protect the sanctity of the divine book.
Syed Munawar Hasan said the US had handcuffed Pakistan
through the IMF and the World Bank, and added that
prosperity could not be achieved through foreign loans which
were got only to bolster personal bank deposits. Syed
Munawar Hasan said the Army chief, who had remained asleep
over 250 drone attacks, had now tried to deceive the nation
through crocodile tears.
He said, the Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah had freed
CIA spy Raymond Davis on the direction of Chief Minister
Shahbaz Sharif. He further said that the US, having suffered
a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Afghans, was now
trying to destabilise this country through Indian and
Israeli agents with the intent to make a case for placing
our nuclear assets under international control.
The JI chief said the present awakening in the Muslim world
was an expression of hatred for the US policies, and the US
slaves were facing the public wrath everywhere. He said, the
Pakistani nation would have to stand by the patriotic forces
to defend its independence and sovereignty. He said, the JI
had a long history of struggle and sacrifices for the
country and the nation since independence and was the only
party that could steer the country out of the present mess
as its leadership and cadres were free from corruption and
The JI, he said had begun a mass contact drive to seek
public support and he was confident that no power on earth
could now stop a grand Islamic revolution in the country.
He said the army and the rulers had deprived the people of
basic needs; lawlessness, price spiral and unemployment had
made the people's life miserable. Hundreds of factories were
closed due to load shedding of gas and electricity. People
were committing suicide due to poverty whereas the rulers
were competing each other to win Washington's pleasure.
Addressing the Ijtema, the JI Secretary General, Liaquat
Baloch, said that it was the military establishment that was
ruling the country as those claiming two third majority had
been driven out of the parliament.
JI deputy chief, Sirajul Haq said that the rulers who were
enjoying luxurious living were trying to snatch the last
morsel of food from the masses. President Zardari had 114
billion rupees in foreign banks while Mian Nawaz Sharif's
foreign deposits ran to Rs. 149 billion, he pointed out.
The JI Punjab chief, Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar, said that since
9/11, the world at large was a prey to US terrorism. He
said the nation would have to support the JI with full
resolve and determination for a real change.
Pakistan Rises Up against Desecration of the Qur'an in the
By Shamsuddin Amjad [Lahore]
LAHORE, Mar. 25: A countrywide protest was held on Friday
against the desecration of the Holy Quran by a devilish
American pastor, on the appeal of the Jamaat e Islami chief,
Syed Munawar Hasan,
The Ulema and scholars addressing Friday congregations at
mosques, condemned pastor Terry Jones' blasphemous act and
called upon the Muslim world to lodge strong protest on
this score in the UN General Security Council.
Speakers addressing protest rallies demanded that Terry
Jones be hanged for disrupting world peace and the US envoy
in the country be expelled immediately as persona non grata.
Protest rallies were held in big and small cities and
Syed Munawar Hasan, addressing a huge gathering at Jamia,
ul- Uloom, Multan, said that the US was heading for a clash
of civilizations and was bent upon destroying world peace.
He said, pastor Terry Jones was indulging in blasphemy on
Pentagon's bidding because the west had been maddened by the
increasing trend of the western public towards Islam and the
Quran. However, he said, the western powers would not be
able to contain this tide by desecrating the Quran and
profanity of the Holy Prophet as the humanity in search of
peace and happiness would ultimately find refuge in the Holy
Prophet of Islam.
Speaking on the occasion, JI Secretary General, Liaquat
Baloch, said that if the US failed to take appropriate
action against Terry Jones, the whole world could be in
flames and the US and Europe too won't be safe.
JI central leader, Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, addressing the
Juma congregation at Syed Maudoodi Institute in Lahore, said
the US pastor's act was unpardonable and this should make
the world realise as to who are the terrorists. He however
believed that such nefarious acts would only make the
western people to study the Quran which in turn would win
over their hearts. Hafiz Muhammad Idrees noted that even
Pakistani Christians had condemned the incident which was
appreciated by Muslims.
In Islamabad, a protest rally was held at Aabpara which was
led by the deputy chief, JI Punjab, Mian Muhammad Aslam and
JI Rawalpindi chief, Sajjad Abbasi. Rallies were also held
at Sargodha, Sahiwal, Okara, D.G.Khan, and Pakpattan.
In Lahore, another protest rally was held at Multan Road.
The JI Lahore chief, Amirul Azeem, while addressing the
rally, said that Terry Jones was neither a Christian nor a
pastor, he was a CIA and White House agent who was making
calculated efforts to plunge the world in a war so that the
US could sell its arms and ammunition.
He said the US was avenging its defeat in Afghanistan by
killing innocent and peaceful citizens and also by profaning
the holy Propeht [pbuh]. He said the drone manufacturing US
company was selling its drones after spending billions on
publicity so as to remove every hurdle in the US
In the Sindh province, rallies were held at Karachi,
Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Sukkur and several other towns. The
Karachi rally was led by senior JI leader Prof. Ghafoor
Ahmed and JI Karachi chief, Muhammad Husain Mehnati.
In Baluchistan, protest rallies were held at Zhob,
Mandokhel, Khuzdar, Noshki, Chamman, Lasbela, and
In Khyber Province, rallies were held at Naushsera, Buner,
Swat, and Kohat where the speakers demanded that Terry
Jones be hanged for desecration of the Quran. They also
called for severing all ties with the US.
Islamic Human Rights Commission
25 March 2010
Action Alert: Egypt - IHRC calls for the release of Sheikh
Omar Abdul Rahman and his return to Egypt
3. Action required
4. Sample letter
IHRC urges campaigners to write letters to the Supreme
Council of Armed Forces
(SCAF) in Egypt, demanding that they work to ensure that
Islamic scholar Dr.
Omar Abdul Rahman is released.
The US government imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman on
sentencing him to a life in 1995.
Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman is an elderly Egyptian sheikh,
imprisoned in the United
States in 1995 through sedition laws last used during the
American civil war. He
is now 73 years of age, and his health has deteriorated
significantly. There is
a high chance that he may die soon, and his family have
requested for him to be
able to spend his last moments with them in Egypt.
His family held a protest in front of the headquarters of
Egyptian Armed Forces on Friday 25th March 2011, calling
upon Chief of the Armed Forces, Marshal Tantawi, to demand
the immediate release and return of Sheikh Abdul Rahman to
Sheikh Abdul Rahman was imprisoned several times in Egypt in
1970 and 1981 for 3
years. He left Egypt in 1990 after facing security
restrictions and being put
under house arrest for a year. Three years after arriving in
the US, he was
arrested on de-contextualised evidences and sentenced to a
The elderly Islamic scholar, educated at the prestigious
al-Azhar University in
Cairo, and unceremoniously dubbed by the media as the
Godfather of the Islamic
Group, has been a harsh critic of the regime of Hosni
Mubarak. He has welcomed
initiatives by the Islamic Group to stop the violence
currently taking place in
Sheikh Abdul Rahman spent 18 years under solitary
confinement, and is restricted
from having visitors.
His lawyer Lynne Stewart, the only person granted permission
to visit the elderly
Sheikh, was also convicted and sentenced to 10 years
imprisonment for relaying
messages between the Sheikh and his family.
His family has only been granted a visitation once in the
last 18 years. Their
efforts of gaining a visa to visit him more often were on
every occasion denied.
His health has deteriorated substantially, as he suffers
from many illnesses and
is confined to a wheelchair. He was reportedly subject to
physical abuse by the
prison guards, and subjected to strip searches every time he
has a visitor.
IHRC calls for the immediate release of Dr. Omar Abdul
Rahman, and his safe
return to his family in Egypt.
3. Action required
Write to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces requesting them
to urge the US
government to release Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman immediately,
and return him
safely to Egypt.
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Marshal Mohamed Tantawi
Supreme Council of Armed Forces
Ministry of Interior
23 July Street
Dear Marshal Mohamed Tantawi,
Re: The release of Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman from US
I am very concerned about the current health situation of
the Egyptian national
Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, who has been unjustly serving a
life sentence, having
spent 18 years in solitary confinement in a US prison.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman is an elderly and frail man, and a very
scholar from Al-Azhar. His imprisonment is an insult to the
and to the Al-Azhar institution that no representation has
been made for his
immediate release by the Egyptian government despite this
miscarriage of justice
against an Egyptian national in the United States courts. He
suffering from serious illnesses including diabetes and
Physician reports state that 'his overall prognosis is poor
and he is confined
to a wheelchair.'
The family of Sheikh Omar have been repeatedly denied
visitation rights over the
past 18 years.
I am deeply concerned about the state of his health, which
under the poor conditions in a US prison. I request that you
to call upon the US
government to secure his release and return him to his
country Egypt. Please use
your authority, as head of the Supreme Council of the Armed
Forced, which heads
the provisional government of Egypt, to call for his
I look forward to hearing from you as to what you have done
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