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Sha'aban 8,1432/ July 10, 2011 # 29
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to JI Islamic shoora's analysis of
Pakistan, particularly Baluchistan, as well as support for
Kashmir and Palestine.
1. July 5-9: Secularist parties are slaughtering each other
in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan. Toll 103 killed.
Markets and transport destroyed. A gangster ethnic party MQM
is on the offensive against ANP and PPP.
2. July 7- 8: Vast crowds came out in Egypt to call for
removal of Mubarak's left overs. In Syria, the people
continue to defy the Alawite tyranny. Mounting death toll.
Unarmed Islamic crowds defying the Alawite military.
3. July 5: A Dutch court admits that Dutch troops were
partly responsible for the massacre of Bosnian Muslims by
the Serbs in Screbernicia.
4. July 7: Syed Munawar Hasan, Jamaate Islami Pakistan's
Ameer, is demanding that the army release Amna Janjua's
husband, one of hundreds "disappeared" by the Gen.
Musharraf-Gen. Kayani tyranny.
5. In Afghanistan, NATO admitted 65 of its best troops
killed in June. Another 13 have been killed in 7 days of
July. The Taliban Islamic fighters lost only 15 killed.
Classic guerrilla warfare has tied down 100,000 crusader
forces, say Taliban.
6. Pakistan is reporting new fighting with the Pak Taliban
in various areas. Pakistani military says it launched a
successful offensive in Kurrram area. On the Iran-Pak border
5 Kayani troops were killed and 6 wounded. Could be done by
Jundullah denounced by the US and Iran.
7. The Egyptian pipeline to Israel has been blown up.
Attackers not known.
Who will speak for the Muslims of Nigeria?
[Sent by one of New Trend's Nigerian readers.]
[Gaddafi and his supporters remained silent when these
horrific atrocities were committed against Islamic people by
the US-and-Israel backed Nigerian military. Don't let
children see this.]
Please click on this link and see how innocent unarmed
Muslim children were killed in public glare in July
New Trend was the only Muslim voice in America which
condemned these horrors. [Boko Haram is making a come
An Invitation to Think
Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali, Jamaat al-Muslimeen,
Spotlight #1: Sudan: Only a doomed nation celebrates its own
defeat and division. They know not what they do!
Spotlight #2: The challenge for Muslims is: How to bring
about a desire for and a sense of real unity. Why are we
Muslims being used as tools of division? Who is behind this
process? Let's be one Ummah, united.
Spotlight #3: Our people fix their faces, their clothes,
even their eyes, trying to remove physical blemishes. Let us
learn to correct and fix the way we look at things.
Spotlight #4: The average human being yearns to be free but
real freedom can come only thru worship of Allah. If we do
not bow before Allah, we will bow before so many other
Spotlight # 5: If you see obstacles in your way, consider
them a test from Allah. Use difficulties as opportunities to
become better. Become problem solvers, instead of being
Spotlight #6: Advice is like a gift. Wrap it nicely. Show
that you care for it. Advice without love can hurt, even in
such a small matter as teaching correct wudu.
Spotlight #7: It is said that if you want to make America's
government better, give it to Walmart [a store known for its
efficiency]. As for Arab governments, taxi drivers and
barbers could do a better job! [Smile!]
Outreach: Juma Khutba
Forgiveness for Muslims and for Oppressors?
Should we Forgive those who made Cartoons of the Prophet,
peace be on him?
On July 8, Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba at a
mosque in central Baltimore. The main points are given here
for distribution across Muslim communities.
"Lord, forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in
faith, and do not put in our hearts any rancor towards those
who believe. Lord, You are the Most Tender, the Most
Compassionate." (The Qur'an 59:10)
Allah is forgiving and merciful. Every chapter of
the Qur'an reminds us that Allah is Gracious and Merciful.
We must be forgiving and merciful to be Allah's
We must forgive our brothers and sisters for the wrongs they
might have done us.
The Prophet, peace be on him, teaches us not to cut
ourselves off from a believer for more than three days,
Don't say: He/she is a Sufi always doing zikr all the time,
so I am not interested. Don't say: He/she is a "wahhabi"
always worrying about the laws and forms of religion, so I
am not interested.["Wahhabi" is a Zionist term for strict
Don't say: He/she is a Shi'a always talking of Ali, r.a. but
ignoring other sahaba, r.a., so I am not interested.
All Muslims are our brothers and sisters if they believe in
Allah, His messengers, His Books, the Hereafter, Qadr, the
finality of Prophethood with Muhammad, pbuh, the Qur'an, the
We must forgive all personal attacks on us. That's the
REQUIRED Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh.
What we are NOT ALLOWED to FORGIVE:
Attacks on the Prophet, pbuh, and on Ayesha, r.a., and
irrational, non-scholarly attacks on Islam in its totality
cannot be forgiven.
A Zionist in Denmark made cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh. A
lackey "imam" in USA said it should be forgiven because the
Prophet forgave even the people of Taif.
Such "forgiveness" is a violation of Islam. Cartoons are not
an attack on the Prophet as a person. He is not here. The
cartoons are an act of war against Islam, our entire way of
life. It is a form of cultural genocide.
An attack on the Prophet, pbuh, is an attack on EVERY
But, says the lackey "imam," we are a helpless minority in
this powerful country. We should just forgive and move
No, we are not helpless. The lackey "imam" is a liar. We
must speak up and show that we are offended. The Prophet,
pbuh, told Hassan ibn Thabit to recite poetry to ridicule
We should use all legal, non-violent means to oppose the
Zionists who made the cartoons. Make the Zionists so exposed
as liars that they will apologize and be humiliated.
Remember that the Zionist Jews are our enemies. They love
Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Netanyahoo. Don't go around meeting the
enemies of the Prophet, pbuh. Don't let the Rabbis fool you.
But do not be violent. We have the Qur'an, the hadith. The
oppressors have nothing but hate.
The Prophet, pbuh, taught: Do not be angry. He said it three
times. The rebuttal we make must be calm, powerful, and made
in the language of the Qur'an.
Islam does not forgive till AFTER the oppressors are
defeated. Notice the Prophet's victory at Makkah. He
defeated the Makkans and THEN forgave them.
We do not hate Jews but they must learn that when Israel
hurts our people in Palestine, it is hurting all of us. By
bombing Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, killing
Muslims in Nigeria, sending late model weapons to Israel,
plotting against Iran, the imperialists and Zionists are
hurting ALL of us, all 1.8 BILLION Muslims.
Clinton apologized for slavery. That is a cheap gimmick.
Islam teaches that when you do physical hurt, reparations
must be made. Why is Africa so poor and America so rich?
That is the result of 400 years of slavery.
Pray for the unity of the Muslims of Baltimore and of
America on the basis of the Qur'an and the authentic
$3.7 Trillion Cost of US Military Role in Iraq, Afghanistan
and Pakistan, New Study Finds
When President Barack Obama cited cost as a reason to bring
troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion
price tag for America's wars. Staggering as it is, that
figure grossly underestimates the total cost of wars in
Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the U.S. Treasury and
ignores more imposing costs yet to come, according to a
study released on Wednesday. The final bill will run at
least $3.7 trillion and could reach as high as $4.4
trillion, according to the research project "Costs of War"
by Brown University's Watson Institute for International
Holes in the holocaust story.
Lessons of the Mengele Affair
With the possible exceptions of Hitler and Himmler, no man
has been so vilified in recent years as the personification
of Nazi evil as Dr. Josef Mengele. The Mengele legend was
the basis for two novels that Hollywood turned into popular
movies .. .. While no sane person would excuse or whitewash
atrocities, no matter who commits them, a basic regard for
truth and decency compels another, more thoughtful look at
the Mengele legend. How much truth is there to the fantastic
accusations? The stock allegation that Mengele "sent 400,000
Jews to the Auschwitz gas chambers" is a falsehood based in
part on misrepresentation.
VETERANS, PEACE ACTIVISTS, HAVE THEIR "DAY IN COURT" TO
CHALLENGE MARCH 19 WHITE HOUSE ARRESTS
Contact: Elliott Adams (518) 441-2697
Mike Ferner (314) 337-8871
On Monday, July 11, 2011, nineteen veterans, members of
Catholic Worker and other long-time peace activists will
have a pro se trial in DC Superior Court, stemming from
arrests on the White House sidewalk March 19, 2011, the
anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.
After the 8:00 a.m. press conference, they will then proceed
to a trial, which will be held in Courtroom 313 of DC
The March 19 action raised issues of the ongoing wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan, the cost of the war to American
society, and the continued detention of whistleblower
Bradley Manning. One hundred thirteen persons were arrested
on the White House sidewalk by US Park Police, and 19 of
those will proceed to a trial on charges of Failure to Obey
a Lawful Order and Unlawful Assembly-Disorderly Conduct.
Explaining his reason for being arrested in March, Veterans
For Peace president, Elliott Adams, stated, "The majority of
Americans want our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
As a Vietnam vet I remember this pattern well and I know
instead of withdrawal we will get lip service and lies from
our government. The Vietnam war did not end until citizens
and soldier made the government stop. I am fulfilling my
job as a citizen to stop these
wars and occupations."
The activists have traveled from as far away as Maine, North
Carolina and throughout the Eastern US. Their trial will
highlight their desire to petition their government for
redress of grievances in prosecuting two costly wars; their
First Amendment Right in doing so; and other arguments.
Although there are some first time activists, many of those
going to trial have opposed war for most of their lives.
They have continued to "speak truth to power" as they did on
March 19 at the White House.
3 Letters on: Photos of Pakistan from Dr. Siddique's Visit
Very Beautiful and Panoramic view of Pakistan in a different
light than what the press displays. Thanks!
Aamira Inaam Ibrahim
[Re: Dr. Siddique's participation in an anti-pollution rally
in the town of Murree.]
You must have felt right at home, being the beacon for the
betterment of mankind.
Alesia Yasmin Richards
Photos were fascinating, Murree appears to be a beautiful
[Dr] Omar Afzal
[Ithaca, New York]
2 Letters: ISNA's FITNA and other articles in NT
Most informative articles ...
Roberto Solano [Texas]
[The writer has sent New Trend to many email addresses.]
Jazakallahu Khairun brother Kaukab for yet another excellent
article.They are truly shameless. In the UK we only see such
treachery from manifest apostate likes Quilliam foundation.
These ISNA shayateen put on an Islamic face and endorse the
same policies over the pond.
Abdul-Hamid [London. UK]
Understanding the situation in Pakistan
Kashmir and Palestine: Military Rule in Baluchistan
Extra Judicial Killings in the North by Kayani's troops
LAHORE, July 2: The Central Shoora of the Jamaat e Islami,
Pakistan has expressed complete solidarity with the
oppressed Kashmiri people and demanded immediate withdrawal
of the Indian occupation troops from Held Kashmir.
A resolution adopted by the Shoora at its meeting said that
the division of the Indo-Pak sub continent would remain
incomplete till the end of India's occupation in Kashmir and
the grant of the right to self determination to the Kashmiri
It said that for the last 63 years, the Indian government
had been claiming Held Kashmir as integral part of India
while the fact remained that over 7 lakh Indian army in Held
Kashmir had failed to crush Kashmiris' freedom struggle and
added that even the Indian politicians, journalists and
analysts were now counseling New Indian rulers to heed to
the Kashmiris' demands and resolve the issue.
The Shoora demanded of the Pakistan government to learn from
its past mistakes and fulfill its responsibilities in regard
to the country's jugular line. It pointed out the Kashmir
issue could not be resolved through India-Pakistan talks. It
counseled Islamabad to seek Muslim world's support on the
issue and pressurize New Delhi for its solution.
The Shoora also impressed upon the world community to take
immediate step for plebiscite in Kashmir in line with the UN
resolution on the pattern of East Timor and South Sudan.
The JI central body deplored the rigging and disturbances
during Azad Kashmir elections and said this had sent a
negative signal to the world community as also the
Through a resolution on Palestine, the Shoora lauded the
rapprochement between two major Palestinian parties, HAMAS
and Al-Fath. It noted that the Hamas-Al-Fateh agreement was
the result of the end of pro-Zionist rule in Egypt. It said,
the US and Israel were pressurizing Al-Fath to go back on
this agreement. The JI body appealed to the Palestinian
people not to fall prey to the enemy plans in this
The Shoora condemned the silence of the world community on
the siege of Gaza continuing for the third year and said
that the so called champions of human rights and civil
liberties in the west were equally responsible for the
deaths on the people under siege in Gaza.
LAHORE, June 30: The Central Shoora of the Jamaat e Islami
has impressed upon the government to pull out of the US so
called war on terror and stop the military operations in
tribal areas and adopt the path of dialogue to restore peace
in the FATA.
A resolution adopted by the Shoora at its meeting with the
JI chief, Syed Munawar Hasan in the chair, urged the Supreme
Court to take notice of the extra judicial killings in FATA
which went unnoticed for being out of the reach of the
media. It demanded of the government to appoint a judicial
commission to probe into these.
The Shoora called for extending the jurisdiction of the
Political Parties Act 2002 to the tribal areas in order to
give political and democratic rights to the tribal
It called upon President Zardari to notify reforms in the
FCR in fulfillment of his word. It stressed that the
educational institutions in FATA be opened forthwith and a
Tribal Assembly be elected in FATA on the pattern of
provincial assemblies and this assembly should the powers
to amend the FCR.
The JI central body also appealed to the Supreme Court to
take notice of the massive corruption in the development
institutions of the tribal areas under the control of the
FATA Secretariat and the Political Administration and hold a
thorough enquiry into these.
The Shoora was of the view that the newly enforced Civil
Power Regulation for FATA and PATA areas was only a means to
hide the war crimes in the area and to give these a legal
cover. It appealed to the Supreme Court to take notice of
the new regulation and strike it down and suggested that the
jurisdiction of the Parliament and the superior courts be
extended to the FATA.
It demanded that all the tribal people under detention
extra-judicially be freed and the arrests in the name of
search operations be stopped, the practice of formation of
Lashkars by force be given up, the problems of tribal people
be solved and unnecessary interference in the religious
Madrissas of FATA and ATA areas be stopped.
A resolution on the Baluchistan situation said that in spite
of the announcement of the troops withdrawal, the FC had a
parallel government in the province and the blind use of
force by the FC was increasing hatred for the state.
The Shoora demanded that the FC be completely ousted from
the law and order and local lavies and the police be
reorganized. It demanded that the report of the Kharotabad
probe be made public and dialogue should be begun with the
real parties for resolving the Baluchistan situation. The
additional powers and the resources of the provincial
governments under the 18th amendment should be ensured and
the rights of the provincial population on their resources
should be recognized.
It demanded that Baluchistan should be paid the royalty of
SI Gas amounting to over 600 billion rupees and the people
should be taken in confidence in regard to the Gowadar port,
Sandak and other major projects. The federal government
should attend to the national highways, the murder case of
Nawab Akbar Bugti be registered against Pervez Musharraf and
his accomplices to start the legal process and the culprits
be punished under the law.
The Bombing of Islamic Villages in Pakistan by the US Air
Slaughter of Civilians: Strong Pakistani Protest Rallies
Summary: June was the deadliest month of the year 2011 in
which American spy agency CIA has killed as many as 118
people in 12 drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal area. This
was revealed in a monthly report compiled by Conflict
Monitoring Center, an Islamabad based independent research
During the month, US drones fired 35 missiles, which
destroyed six houses, one madrassah and seven vehicles.
Shift in Focus According to CMC's report, it was for the
first time since the drone campaign started in 2004 that
number of drone attacks in South Waziristan exceeded the
number of attacks in North Waziristan. Eight out of twelve
drone attacks were carried out in South Waziristan during
South Waziristan is known as a safe haven for anti-Pakistan
Taliban whereas militants operating in North Waziristan
generally target US and NATO forces across the border inside
Afghanistan. The focus of CIA's assassination campaign
during the month was mostly on anti-Pakistan militants,
which may be seen as an effort to deal with public criticism
of the drone campaign. This shift in focus may prove
'usefulness' of drone attacks from Pakistan's perspective.
Pakistan has complaint in the past that CIA largely uses its
superior technology only against anti-US militants often
does not target anti-Pakistan militants. Past data shows
that South Waziristan was never a frequent target of US
According to the yearly report of Conflict Monitoring
Center, during the year 2010, CIA has carried out 132
attacks inside Pakistan and only nine of them were in South
Waziristan. However, statistics of June 2011 show a clear
shift in the focus. It is also noteworthy that in the
pretext of US pressure on Pakistan to launch a military
operation in North Waziristan it was expected that US will
intensify its campaign in North Waziristan after Pakistan's
refusal to launch the operation but contrary to the
expectations, it was South Waziristan, which was main target
of drone attacks in June 2011. It is not clear whether this
US will continue this pattern or it will refocus on North
Waziristan in future.
Attacks in Kurram Agency
On June 20, Kurram Agency was hit twice by drones killing as
many as 12 people. It was for the first time after two years
that Kurram a drone attack in Kurram Agency was observed. In
these two attacks, militants of Haqqani network were
reportedly targeted who had relocated to the area.
Significant Deaths during June 2011 There was only one
significant death reported during June 2011 that was Ilyas
Kashmiri, founder and head of Al-Qaeda linked militant
organization Harkatul Jihad Al-Islami 313 Brigade. He was a
senior al-Qaeda member connected with the Soviet-Afghan war,
the Kashmir conflict, and attacks against India, Pakistan,
and the United States. In August 2010, the US and the United
Nations designated him a terrorist. NBC News reported that
United States officials had mentioned him as a possible
successor to Osama bin Laden as head of al-Qaeda. He was
also considered mastermind of attacks on Pakistan Navy's
Mehran Base and Army's GHQ. On June 3, 2011, a US drone
attack targeted a compound in the Ghwakhwa area of South
Waziristan, a TTP stronghold. Nine militants, including
Ilyas Kashmiri, were reportedly killed in the missile
strike. Three other militants were badly injured in the
attack. Local officials reported that the militants in the
compound were all members of the Punjabi Taliban.
Kashmiri had moved to Wana from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 10 days
earlier. A spokesman for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
stated that Kashmiri was alive and well. However, Lala
Wazir, a spokesman for Mullah Nazir, a Taliban commander
associated with the owner of the compound which was
attacked, confirmed his death. Kashmiri's death was also
confirmed by an email from Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami and by
an anonymous Pakistani security official.
The U.S. defence department has so far declined to confirm
Kashmiri's death. However, a U.S. official said that it was
more likely than not that Kashmiri is still alive, in spite
of Interior Minister Rehman Malik's assertion that he could
'confirm 100 percent that he is dead'. On June 19th, the
claim of his death was further backed after a senior US
intelligence official in the Obama administration stated
that Kashmiri was among five senior Al Qaeda leaders who had
been killed in drone strikes in 2011.
As usual, civilian deaths were overlooked by the security
officials who released death tolls to the media
representatives. There was no independent reporting observed
during the month and media organizations only relied on body
counts released by security officials. Despite controlled
release of information, there was no consistency in the
claims of security officials.
However, a public demonstration on June 16 revealed that all
those killed in a drone attack on June 15 were innocent
civilians. Protest against Civilian Killings On June 16,
2011, the enraged tribesmen blocked Bannu-Miramshah Road to
protest killing of innocent people in US drone attacks in
North Waziristan Agency on June 15, 2011.
Hundreds of tribesmen placed the coffins of the four
victims, killed in US drone attack, on the main road, and
blocked it to all kinds of traffic. The protesting tribesmen
were also chanting slogans against the US and Pakistan
More than 2,000 tribesmen participated in the protest and
funeral of the victims. The victims were laid to rest by the
protesters after holding rally and blocking the road.
The US drones had fired four missiles at a moving vehicle on
Thall-Razmak Road on June 15. Six people were killed in the
strike. Earlier security officials had claimed that all
those killed were militants but their claim was proven wrong
when dead bodies of those killed were identified by their
relatives. The residents of the area said that four of the
victims, who belonged to Borakhel tribe, were identified.
The identity of two other victims could not be established
because there remains were not identifiable.
Three victims, including a student, were from the same
family. They were residents of Spelga village of North
Waziristan. The fourth victim, Akram Shah, was a driver in
WAPD, which is a government institution.
As per their announcement, Some 1,200 tribesmen also staged
a demonstration on June 20 in North Waziristan tribal region
against the U.S. drone strikes and threatened to block the
NATO supply line if the government failed to stop the
attacks. All markets in major cities in the tribal area,
Miranshah, Mir Ali and Razmak, were closed due to the
Protest in other parts of the country
On June 5 and 6 A two-day sit-in was staged in Karachi by
right wing Islamic political party Jamat-e-Islami to protest
against drone attacks with a warning to the relevant
authorities that supplies to Nato forces in Afghanistan
would be blocked if drone attacks continued. Thousands of
people carrying banners inscribed with anti-US slogans and
party flags took part in the sit-in. The huge crowd
comprising party workers, supporters, and trade union
leaders was addressed by JI chief Syed Munawwar Hasan, Sindh
and Karachi chapter chiefs of the party Asadullah Bhutto and
Mohammad Husain Mehnati.
On June 7 The lawyers in Masehra a northern city of Khyber
Pakhtoonkhwa province took to the streets against the US
drone attacks in the country. Holding banners and placards,
the lawyers led by District Bar Association President Naseem
Khan marched on various roads before reaching the district
bar. The banners were inscribed with slogans against the
United States and the government, demanding immediate halt
to the US drone attacks in the tribal areas as innocent
people were being killed in the strikes.
On June 13, The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf blocked Nato
supplies by staging a two-hour protest sit-in in front of
the Karachi Port Trust Gate No 17.
Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had also announced a
sit-in on June 25 but it turned into a protest against PPP
government policies. Pakistan Sunni Tehreek a sectarian
extremist organization has also protested against drone
attacks in Lahore on June 6.
Highest Number of Drone Attacks
June 2011 also witnessed highest number of drone attacks in
2011 at par with March 2011. Both the months saw 12 drone
attacks each. However, number of subsequent deaths in June
exceeded all months of 2011.
In May 2011, CIA's predators carried out nine drone attacks
killing 62 people. It means the resultant fatalities in June
have become almost double to fatalities of May 2011.
Bangladeshi Workers Make their Mark against Exploitation
DHKA (AFP)- Large swathes of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka were
shut down on Sunday during a nationwide strike protesting
against a government oil exploration deal with a U.S.
Most shops, businesses and schools were closed and roads and
highways in the city were deserted as the six-hour strike by
the National Committee for Protection of Oil, Gas and Ports,
a left-leaning umbrella group, took hold.
Police used batons on protesters at a university campus in
central Dhaka after they damaged a car and held marches,
private news agency Sheershanews said, adding 50 people were
arrested in the city.
University area police chief Rezaul Karim confirmed the
arrest of 12 people.
Seven supporters of the strike were each given two months in
jail by a magistrate after they torched two buses ahead of
the strike on Saturday night, Dhaka police spokesman Masud
Security is tight across the city where more than 8,000
police and elite Rapid Action Battalion forces are
patrolling key roads and areas in an effort to prevent
violence, he said.
"So far we don't have any reports of any violence. Except
for some protests at Dhaka University, the strike is largely
peaceful," he said, adding police briefly detained a leader
of the committee but freed him after an hour.
The committee, made up of leaders of several left-wing
parties, has demanded the government scrap an offshore gas
exploration deal with U.S. energy giant ConocoPhillips,
saying it is tantamount to theft.
State-owned energy firm Petrobangla signed the deal last
month allowing ConocoPhillips the right to explore two
offshore blocks that lie in disputed waters in the Bay of
The committee has called the deal "suicidal" for the
It says it would allow the U.S. firm to export 80 per cent
of the gas found in the blocks at a time when impoverished
Bangladesh is facing an acute energy crisis.
Petrobangla chairman Hossain Monsur dismissed protestors'
claims that Bangladesh would not benefit from the deal,
saying the arrangement would help end the country's chronic
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