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Rajab 10,1432/ June 12, 2011 # 25
Books recommended to our readers:
Order both from New Trend.
Banged Up by David Irving. [Indicates the power of
Zionism in Austria. Brilliant first person account of Mr.
Irving's stay in prison.]
The Dawah Program by Shamim Siddiqui. [Our peaceful work
for Islam requires systematic study and organized effort. A
Three notes from Kaukab Siddique, Ameer of Jamaat
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Opposes the ongoing bombing of
Libyan civilians by NATO. The people's Islamic uprising
against Gaddafi has been besmirched by NATO's air attacks. A
small westernized group of "rebel" Libyans has linked itself
to NATO. Please scroll down to Cynthia McKinney's fact
finding mission to Libya. Very important report!
BOYCOTT! We must use all peaceful means to defeat Israel
and Zionism. For this month we join a Canadian group which
is boycotting IKEA and Duran Duran for their support of
Dear friends of CJPME:
We invite you to participate in the June focus* of our
"We're not buying it" Boycott Israel campaign. As you may
know, CJPME's Boycott Israel campaign is intended to
pressure Israel to respect human rights and cease its
occupation of Palestinian land. The campaign has a different
focus each month: one consumer target, and one cultural
target. For June, we urge you to participate as we target:
IKEA- Consumer Target
Duran Duran- Cultural Target ?
IKEA delivers to the illegal Israeli colonies in the West
Bank, while refusing to deliver to any Palestinian cities in
the Occupied territories. IKEA currently has two stores in
Israel and is planning on opening a third one in 2012. Find
Duran Duran is an English band formed in Birmingham in 1978.
They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980's,
and have sold over 100 million records throughout their
career. The band will play in Tel Aviv on July 30. Please
ask Duran Duran to cancel their trip to Israel.
If we all work together, we can make a difference. Please do
your part to end Israel's human rights abuses, and put an
end to the Occupation - it is time!
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
Telephone: (438) 380 5410
We condemn the Syrian regime's atrocities against the
Syrian people. Tanks are being used by Assad against unarmed
people. The military of the tyrant Assad is composed of
Alawite [Shi'te] sectarians and these atrocties by the
Alawites are inflaming sectarian tensions in the region.
Assad tries to play the Palestine card to divert attention
from his crimes. The fact is that Assad's regime has not
fired a shot at Israel for 30 years. The tyrant has been
secretly aligned to the US and people have been tortured by
Assad for the US and the Jordanian king. ASSAD SHOULD BE
BROUGHT TO TRIAL FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. Turkey has
done well to protest Assad's latest atrocities.
An Invitation to think.
Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali, National Islamic Shoora,
Jamaat al-Muslimeen, North Carolina
Spotlight #1: Major media in the US constantly refer to
"democracy." Why is it shown as attractive? Who is making
decisions in this system? Is it not the rich and the
powerful? Isn't decision making in the hands of the very
Spotlight #2: Numerous "analyses" of Muslims and Islam have
been published in recent years. One thing they all have in
common: They are based on the western belief systems and
values which can best be described in one word: materialism.
The few exceptions are based on western religions. Overall,
they deny western audiences the right to know authentic
Islam and real Muslim thinking.
Spotlight #3: It's okay to be different. Be different but
have compassion for all and care for all. Adam was created
first and THEN he was given the message. Thus humanity comes
before the message.
Spotlight #4: Differences are not supposed to divide us.
Learn to accept differences. Agree to co-exist but recognize
injustice wherever it is, Oppose injustice, not difference.
Spotlight #5: Why are rebellions in Palestine not "approved"
by the media. Why is it not okay for Palestinians to rebel
but in other Arab lands it is okay? Why this selective
Outreach through Juma' Khutba
US Mosques Urged to Unite on Qur'an and Hadith: Be
non-Violent but Strictly Islamic: We are 1.8 Billion Strong
Globally. Let us Become one Ummah.
On June 10, 2011 Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba
at a small mosque in Baltimore, Maryland. Here is a summary
of its main points:
Text: The believers are none other than ONE
brotherhood/sisterhood. The Qur'an
Islamic unity is based on acceptance of TAWHEED, the
Oneness of Allah, who has no partners and who has no
We must pray to Allah and seek Guidance from His word, the
Prayers to anyone other Allah are futile.
Muhammad, pbuh, himself prayed directly to Allah and
sought His help at the battle of Badr.
He did not pray through his ancestor Abraham, pbuh, to
Allah. He did not send his supplications through his
ancestor Ismail, pbuh, either.
Should we pray through saints who claim to have special
powers? Absolutely not! No one had greater miracles than
Jesus, pbuh, but Muhammad, pbuh, did not pray through him
So, the real unity comes through TAWHEED. We are one ummah
[nation] globally because our Lord is Allah.
He has no partners. Governments, rulers, the rich, the
powerful, the wise, the brave, have no right to be obeyed.
Only Allah is to be obeyed. Otherwise it is SHIRK
[associating others with Allah] which is an unforgivable
Allah sent messengers to all nations. That is called
Risalat, the second source of our unity. The last of these
messengers and prophets is Muhammad, pbuh. He brought the
Shariah which makes it unnecessary to follow any previous
In addition to Shariah, Muhammad's [pbuh] sunnah is the
example for all Muslims to follow. There is no other sunnah
for us. If we do not accept the sunnah, we cannot be united.
In peace and in war, Eid ul Fitr and in Eid ul Adha, we
follow Muhammad, pbuh, even when we commemorate Abraham's
Look at the sacrifices of the women who fought for the
mission of Muhammad, pbuh. Asma, r.a., brought him food when
he was concealed in the cave of Thaur and the oppressors had
announced hundreds of red camels as the bounty on his
Abu Jahl hit Asma, r.a., very hard when she did not tell
him where Muhammad, pbuh, was hiding.. She was only a girl.
Her earrings flew off, the blow was so hard, and she hit the
wall. Listen to her reply: I know where he is hiding but I
won't tell you. Do what you can!
This is the life blood of the Islamic community. You never
betray Islam. You never hurt Muslims by cooperating with the
There cannot be unity if there is treachery.
We must learn that Allah has written our TAQDIR [destiny].
Our life and our death have been written down. We cannot
live even a minute longer than what has been decreed by
We are a people of peace, harmony, compassion and love for
all oppressed people. We must work peacefully and within the
limits of our country's law.
That does not mean that the oppressors should be allowed
to change our religion or to tell us what Islam is all
about. The masjid should be a hard core of Islam which
negates all efforts by KUFR to desecrate its sacredness.
Pray to Allah for peace and for the victory of Islam in
all those lands where Muslims are opposing the unbelievers,
be it Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Chechnya,
Somalia, Nigeria or Sudan.
Pray to Allah for peace in Palestine through the end of
the occupation of Palestine by the Israelis.
Pray for the overthrow of all dictatorships particularly
in Yemen, Syria, Libya and Bahrain and the leftovers in
Egypt and Tunisia.
Letter: Muslims Should Stop depending on CNN
[Re: New Trend's report on Assange, Obama, etc.]
As Salaamu Alaikum,
Thanks for your coverage of current events although
considered controversial at times by many inside and outside
of our faith. We need to see news that has a different
perspective to help us make very important decisions in our
lives as Muslims. We need to see between the lines of what
we see and hear on CNN and the network news programs,
insh'Allah. We also need to hear things we may not want to
hear sometimes. It is good for us to be challenged. It
helps us grow as people. We also need to have news that is
not focused on what an actor is doing or wearing to dinner.
With thanks to Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz: In defense of Black
[Satoshi Kanazawa, a professor of Evolutionary Psychology at
the London School of Economics. Wrote a racist article
titled Why Black women are Rated Unattractive in a top level
magazine called Psychology Today. Our own famous Dr.
joined the protests against this attack on
our Black sisters. The result is victory.]
Psychology Today complies with your demands - fires Kanawaza
and institutes new policies.
Dear Abdulalim, The efforts of you and more than 75,000
other ColorOfChange members paid off.1
Psychology Today has now agreed to remove controversial
author Satoshi Kanazawa, the author of a deeply offensive
article regarding Black women, from its website, and they
have implemented new policies to prevent inflammatory
content in the future. It wasn't easy or a foregone
After staying silent for almost two weeks, Psychology Today
on Friday issued an apology, but they refused to say how
they would prevent such a situation from happening again.
Then hundreds of ColorOfChange members started calling the
magazine by phone, along with additional pressure on
Facebook and Twitter demanding a clearer response - at which
point Psychology Today came correct and did the right
While there still remains the larger problem of Black women
and girls having to face dehumanizing and damaging messages,
this is an important victory. We've not only drawn a line
with Psychology Today - we've sent a powerful message to
other media outlets that serving as a platform for racist
and dehumanizing content is unacceptable and will result in
pushback and consequences.
At ColorOfChange, we will continue to hold media
accountable, and we hope you will continue to be there with
us. Remember, our work is powered by you, our members. If
you can support our work financially, whatever the amount,
please click the link below:
Thanks and Peace, -- Rashad, James, Gabriel, William, Dani,
Matt, Natasha, and the rest of the ColorOfchange.org team.
June 2nd, 2011
References: 1. "Psychology Today Agrees to remove
Controversial Author Satoshi Kanazawa from Website;
Implements New Policies to Prevent Inflammatory Content,"
ColorOfChange.org Press Release, 6-1-2011
Jamaate Islami's Mass "Sit Down" Rally
Karachi, Upper Dir and South Waziristan: Pakistan in Peace
Photos of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Political Prisoner in a US
From NT monitor Karachi, Pakistan:
June 4 and 5: Jamaate Islami held a mass sit down [DHARNA]
rally to protest against bombing by US drones . The protest
was also against the supply of NATO occupation forces in
Afghanistan through Pakistan.
The demonstrators were at the Tibet Center on M.A. Jinnah
road. Jamaate Islami's sit in at the Tibet Center in Karachi
turned into a huge rally. The demonstrators condemned US
drone attacks on Pakistani villages. Thousands of civilians
have been killed by the US, the protestors said.
The supply of NATO occupation forces in Afghanistan through
Karachi was also condemned.
Huge pictures of Dr. Aafia were included in the rally. The
protestors say, this innocent daughter of Islam is rotting
in a nasty American prison cell. American justice is a joke,
The mass rally was addressed by Syed Munawar Hasan, ameer of
Jamaate Islami Pakistan, Muhammad Husain Mehnati, JI's
Karachi leader, Hafiz Naim and others. ALL the Pakistani
newspapers, including the pro-regime DAWN carried the news
of the rally with photos. Friday Times, Najam Sethi and
other lackeys of the west may be the only exceptions.
Upper Dir, June 2 and 3. At a district on the Pak Afghan
frontier, hundreds of Taliban attacked Pakistani troops
killing 45 Pakis by one account and 30 by another. They
destroyed the Paki bunkers in the area. Pakistan started a
classic counterattack with heavy artillery fire.
South Waziristan: On June 9, Pakistani Taliban scored a
victory against General Kayani's Paki army. The army
admitted losses which it usually does. Here is an excerpt
from the Los Angeles Times of June 10: "About 100 insurgents
stormed the checkpoint in the environs of Marobi village in
South Waziristan with rockets and machine guns, sparking a
three-hour gunfight that killed eight soldiers and wounded
Apparently the Pak Taliban pulled it off without losses. The
LA Times indicates that the Dir and S. Wazir attacks
indicate why Gen. Kayani cannot attack Islamic forces in
North Waziristan as the US has been ordering him. The Pakis
are getting whipped.
However the Kayani-Shuja cooperation with the CIA is very
close, almost like slave and master. [CIA Chief Panetta is
right now in Pakistan, June 11, holding secret meetings with
General Kayani and Paki intelligence chief Shuja.]
June 11: In Peshawar, an area full of restaurants frequented
by military linked and government-linked people was
devastated by a bomber who is yet to be identified. The
regime says 34 people were killed and 100 wounded.
Pak Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack in a
message to Pak media which says it does not attack
[This could mean that new groups have come forth to attack
the Pakistanis. It could be retaliation for Paki attacks on
Islamic villages where civilians who are killed are
described as "suspected militants" and sometimes simply as
"extremists." Unfortunately there is no legal body to
investigate attacks by either side. -Ed.]
AFGHANISTAN: NATO being run Ragged by the Taliban
Fighting raged in Afghanistan during all of May. Classic
guerrilla warfare by the mujahedin known as Taliban killed
56 of NATO's best troops in May. In the first 10 days of
June, 23 NATO troops have been killed.
These statistics have been collected by a western source
known as "icasualties." The NATO forces are being worn down
by the Taliban. Fifty six NATO troops killed with negligible
Taliban losses indicates the war is not going well for NATO.
This could also explain the almost ZERO coverage of the
fighting in the US media.
With thanks to Ramsey Clark and the IAC in New York
Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Returns to Libya
with DIGNITY Fact Finding Delegation of independent
NATO has announced it will continue the criminal bombing of
Libya for another 90 days. The U.S. Congress has postponed
any vote on President Obama's obvious violation of the War
Powers Act. In the face of this, Cynthia McKinney has
returned to Libya with a fact finding delegation to meet
with Libyans under attack by NATO's bombs. She plans to
bring back to the U.S. documented evidence of NATO war
NATO bombs have continually targeted Gadhafi and have killed
his son and three of his grandchildren.
NATO targeted the guest house where a large religious peace
delegation of 150 Imams gathered to attempt to meet with
opposition leaders to urge a peaceful solution; NATO's bombs
killed 11 imams and wounded another 47. These attacks have
destroyed schools, hospitals and essential civilian
Please sign the petition to demand Congress use the War
Powers Act to order an end to the criminal bombing of Libya.
We cannot allow Congress to put this third U.S. war with
large civilian casualties on the back burner. Tell Congress:
Use War Powers Act to stop bombing Libya! End NATO massacres
of imams and other civilians! SIGN online petition at
to send messages to House and Senate Foreign Relations
Committees, congressional leaders, the Obama administration,
the U.N. Secretary-General, Security Council, General
Assembly President and member states, and the national and
SIGN the online petition at
Read Cynthia McKinney's reports below of her visit to Libya
last week. The International Action Center will send out new
reports from the DIGNITY delegation of independent
journalists in Libya now as Cynthia McKinney and others send
them in. To counteract media censorship about NATO's
targets, we must all become the alternative media. Please
help to circulate these reports.
From: Cynthia McKinney
NATO: A Feast of Blood 24 May 2011 [Excerpted]
While serving on the House International Relations Committee
from 1993 to 2003, it became clear to me that the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was an anachronism. In
1945 at the end of World War II, NATO was founded by the
United States in response to the Soviet Union's survival as
a Communist state.
The collapse of the Soviet Union provided an accelerated
opportunity to exert U.S. hegemony in an area of previous
Russian influence. Africa and the Eurasian landmass
containing former Soviet satellite states and Afghanistan
and Pakistan along with the many other "stans" of the
region, have always factored prominently in the theories of
"containment" or "rollback" guiding U.S. policy up to
With that as background, last night's NATO rocket attack on
Tripoli is inexplicable. A civilian metropolitan area of
around 2 million people, Tripoli sustained 22 to 25 bombings
last night, rattling and breaking windows and glass and
shaking the foundation of my hotel.
I left my room at the Rexis Al Nasr Hotel and walked outside
the hotel and I could smell the exploded bombs. There were
local people everywhere milling with foreign journalists
from around the world. As we stood there more bombs struck
around the city. The sky flashed red with explosions and
more rockets from NATO jets cut through low cloud before
exploding. I could taste the thick dust stirred up by the
exploded bombs. I immediately thought about the depleted
uranium munitions reportedly being used here--along with
If depleted uranium weapons were being used what affect on
the local civilians? Women carrying young children ran out
of the hotel. Others ran to wash the dust from their eyes.
With sirens blaring, emergency vehicles made their way to
the scene of the attack. Car alarms, set off by the repeated
blasts, could be heard underneath the defiant chants of the
people. Sporadic gunfire broke out and it seemed everywhere
Euronews showed video of nurses and doctors chanting even at
the hospitals as they treated those injured from NATO's
latest installation of shock and awe. Suddenly, the streets
around my hotel became full of chanting people, car horns
blowing, I could not tell how many were walking, how many
were driving. Inside the hotel, one Libyan woman carrying a
baby came to me and asked me why are they doing this to us?
Whatever the military objectives of the attack (and I and
many others question the military value of these attacks)
the fact remains the air attack was launched at a major city
packed with hundreds of thousands of civilians.
I did wonder too if the any of the politicians who had
authorized this air attack had themselves ever been on the
receiving end of laser guided depleted uranium munitions.
Had they ever seen the awful damage that these weapons do a
city and its population? Perhaps if they actually been in
the city of air attack and felt the concussion from these
bombs and saw the mayhem caused they just might not be so
inclined to authorize an attack on a civilian
I am confident that NATO would not have been so reckless
with human life if they had called on to attack a major
western city. Indeed, I am confident that would not be
called upon ever to attack a western city. NATO only attacks
(as does the US and its allies) the poor and underprivileged
of the 3rd world. What we do know, and what is quite clear,
is this: what I experienced last night is no "humanitarian
intervention." As dusk descends on Tripoli, let me prepare
myself with the local civilian population for some more NATO
Stop bombing Africa and the poor of the world!
2011-06-14 Tue 17:25:01 cdt