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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Shawwal 4, 1433/August 23, 2012 # 37

It was a blood soaked Ramadan and Eid in the Muslim world. Please scroll to end for WAR NEWS

Dr. Wilmer Leon outlines an "internal" coup being planned against Obama by the Right wingers. See end.

Man's Twin: The emergence of Pakistan in story form. In Part I, Gulnar was rescued from a Hindu mob by a Sikh. What happened after he takes her to his home? Please scroll to end for Part II.

Final Reminder
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Islamic Shoora will be held on September 1, inshallah.
Host: Imam Badi Ali
Secretary General: Sis. Ashira Naim
Ameer: Br. Kaukab Siddique

How to organize an Islamic movement in America which is uncompromising but non-violent? Your ideas and suggestions are welcome. Write to: .
We have received good pointers from Br. Shamim Siddiqui [Long Island, New York] author of Calling Humanity.

Important Program on Imam Jamil: Bringing his Black Radical & Islamic Career Together
[With thanks to Imam Khalil Abdur Rahman, Imam Jamil's rep.]
The SNCC Legacy Committee is jointly sponsoring and producing a program on Imam Jamil Al-Amin, September 27th, at Busboys and Poets, in DC, on 14th St. and V, from 7pm to 9pm.
The panelists are four and they consists of the wife, his sister and two SNCC members.
The venue is small with the intent of having an overflow, for the purpose of perception; press (media event) and to garner support from the Washington, DC insiders who know Imam Jamil.

Muslim Marathoner runs while fasting!
On August 18, Nadrat Siddique ran 14 miles while fasting. Then on August 19, she ran 11 miles while fasting. She considers these practice runs. [She did NOT do Eid on the wrong date, August 19.]

Islamic Literature Given to 200 in Philadelphia after Jumatul Wida'

On August 17, a six page Jamaat al-Muslimeen document was given to 200 Muslims after the final Juma prayer of Ramadan at a masjid located at 43rd and Walnut street in Philadelphia.
The package included an article on Tukish support for the Muslims of Myanmer [Burma], an article on how Muslims who don't behave made Islam difficult for an American Muslimah, an Arabian scholar's article on living for the day, plus reports on blind US support for Israel and assaults on women at a US air base in Texas. There was also an announcement about Jamaat's shoora meeting coming on Semptember 1.

Sent by Nadrat Siddique, a devastating article published by Committee for Crescent Observation International [CCOI] on Dr. Omar Afzal's web site, which destroys all the arguments Saudi-ISNA has brought forth to have an Eid without the Sunnah of sighting. A must read! Very objective. Please scroll down.

Personal from Kaukab Siddique
There was almost no Eid for me, but al-hamdulillah there are still true believers!
This time it looked as if ISNA had succeeded. Every mosque in Maryland was going for Eid on a comfortable Sunday [August 19] with no pretense of moon sighting. What a weird situation, I thought, these fasts have been long and the weather has been hot, and I fasted and kept up the five prayers, and it looked like there would be no Eid for me unless like other munafiqueen I too simply ignore the command of the Prophet, pbuh, and go for Eid without sighting the crescent. The horizon had been clear, so one could not claim that it could not be seen because of the clouds.
ISNA has moved into the secularism and paganism of America where "comfort" and "convenience" are more important than DEEN.
I fasted on the 19th and was sure there would be no Eid for me this time. I began to console myself: After all it is not fard [obligatory]! Then suddenly at 9.30 PM there was a phone call. Those who followed the Sunnah would be praying Monday morning at 8.30.
I thought, there would hardly be anyone there. It was a working day. The mosque was way deep inside the city and ISNA type munafiqs had already had everyone pray WITHOUT sighting on August 19. Who would be there?
I made it there exactly at 8.30 and there was a crowd of Muslims there already, both men and women. The crowd kept growing and the prayer had to b e delayed till almost 9.30. Looked like dissidents who still follow Muhammad, pbuh, were trickling in from every masjid except the rich folks' club which has a million dollar dome and parking lot. Finally they were several hundred.
The khutba, delivered by an African American brother, was beautiful. He focused on AQEEDA and on Allah's authority rather than human authority, especially focusing on opposition to groupies and cult leaders. His recitation was sublime. Alhamdulillah! All praise is for Allah. He will reward those who followed His messenger, pbuh. Surely those who fast but violate the sunnah get nothing but hunger and thirst which they compensate by eating too much. Most of them are fatter after Ramadan than they were before..

Strange but true: ISNA got support from Tablighi Jamaat/Deobendi Sect in the fake Eid date.

New Trend has been getting reports that ISNA's Sunday Eid got support from an unexpected source. Tablighi Jamaat has established itself so well in California and Toronto that this time these old timers showed their hand.
They did not want to be seen as opposing hadith. So they announced that yes, the crescent was sighted but NOT in the US or Canada but in South Africa and then the Caribbean!
So we can have Eid on Sunday because there has been a sighting in South Africa and then the Caribbean. Do Muslims in America carry on their Islam with South Africa and the "Caribbean?" Of course not. On being pressed, it was disclosed that, yes, Caribbean is not a country but it was sighted in Guyana and Grenada [not even in the rest of the 'Caribbean" like Jamaica and Trinidad!]
These Deobendis must be illiterate in Islam to not know that Islam teaches local sighting of the crescent, not areas beyond the horizon, as the hadith makes it very clear.
These people with big beards collect a lot of money if the Eid is on the weekend. Eid on week days drops the catch by more than 50%. So the almighty dollar may be affecting these pious "ulema." {they never disclose how much they collected, most of it being in cash!]
[Editor's note: I have usually not written against Tablighi jamaat. They look so pious and teach just the basics of Islam. However, I have noted that they NEVER speak against any regime however oppressive it might be. They never speak even against Israel. I have noted that large numbers of Pakistani GOVERNMENT SERVANTS are part of Tablighi jamaat, especially after retirement. This group has NEVER opposed the occupation of Iraq or Afghanistan or the bombing of Pakistani villages. Just a coincidence over decades, especially the silence over Israel? Go figure!]

Our America
Putting Self-Interest Above Religion and Political Issues
Romney's VP candidate is Devotee of Ayn Rand, Popular Jewish writer.

Ayn Rand: Why Is She So Popular?
BBC News
A Russian-American writer who died 30 years ago is still selling hundreds of thousands of books a year, and this week one of her former devotees, Paul Ryan, became Mitt Romney's running mate in the US presidential election. So why is Ayn Rand and her most famous work, Atlas Shrugged, so popular? ... Rand's philosophy, which she called objectivism, tapped directly into the American ideals of freedom, hard work and individualism. In novels like Atlas Shrugged, and her non-fiction like The Virtues of Selfishness, Rand argued for the removal of any religious or political controls that hindered the pursuit of self-interest.

Tracking ISNA's Efforts to Destroy the Ummah at the Basic Level

Committee for Crescent Observation International (CFCO) Statement.
Posted by Nadrat Siddique on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 11:15pm
Position Statement by CFCO International Ulema

  1. Islamic Shariah allows only Hilal (sighted moon)-based Islamic dates.

    Daleel: Qur'an (2:189): "Ahilla" are the "Mawaqeet."

  2. The Prophet (S) put this Qur'anic injunction into practice himself:

    Daleel: Ahadith: Extra care for sighting Sha'ban moon, Sumu li-Ru'yatihi... , etc.

  3. Consensus and "ta'amul" of the Ummah for the last 1400+ years.
The phrase: "Ra in ghumma alaikum" leaves no doubt that:
  1. R'aa" in this Hadith means only "naked eye, local sighting, of a Hilal".

  2. The moon must appear as a Hilal, and not as broken beads in a powerful telescope.

  3. Matla is "Local" and cannot be global.
    The Hilal must be sighted "locally". Obviously, the whole world will not be cloudy or hazy exactly around the sunset to keep the moon invisible. The earth is not a flat field.
The Khulafa and the Companions were unanimous on all these three points.
  1. Ibn Abbas (R) asked Kuraib to fast 31st day as a moon was not seen in Medina.

  2. Ikrama and Salim: (On a sighting at a place located at some distance from Medina): Ma lana wa li ahl-i Astawa (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaibah)
Conjunction (The New Moon)
At the conjunction no part of the Moon is visible. Rocket-mounted camera pictures showed a totally black moon. Powerful telescopes cannot detect any visible part of it.
It might be calculated exactly, but cannot be the basis for a calendar as the conjunction occurs at all times of day and night, and not at sunset when the Islamic date/day begins.
Local or extended Matla
  1. Islamic date starts from the sunset after a moon is confirmed sighted.
    (Fuqaha have established the number of witnesses and rules of Shahadah)

  2. Ibn 'Abbas did not accept Damascus "general sighting" applicable to Medina. He did not tell people in Medina to celebrate Eid because the month of Ramadan had become 30 days by a sighting somewhere else.

  3. He asked Kuraib to fast 31st day because on his 30th (but Medina's 29th) day of fasting a Hilal was not visible on a clear sky. (Bulugh al-Maraam)
(Ittihad vs. Ikhtilaf al-Matali' Fiqhi positions are meaningless now that all have accepted the world to be a globe, not a flat field, and a Hilal is seen over the globe in 24 hours the same way we see the sun in 24 hours.
Counting a whole country (48 contiguous states in the USA) a "united Matla'" is a recent practice, based on a Maslaha.)
Hisaab (Calculation)
  1. Only the moon at conjunction phase can be accurately calculated, but not the Hilal.

  2. Accurate calculation of the "conjunction" was known for more than 2,500 years. Babylonians, Chinese, Hindus, and others used the conjunction based lunar calendars.

  3. Jewish calendar was based on Hilal-sighting. But Hilel II changed the Jewish calendar to "Calculated by the conjunction-at-Jerusalem" some 2,300 year ago. This calendar was used by the Jews in Medina, and is still in use everywhere by the Jews. (Spier)

  4. Arabs tribes used their "sighted-moon" based calendars (Tawqeet by Ishaq al-Nabi).

  5. The Prophet (S) fasted the first Ashura in Medina by the Jewish calendar (Ahadith).

  6. After Ramadan fasting became obligatory, the Prophet (S) tried to follow the Arab tradition of the "sighted moon". The friction with the Medina Jews started for both the "sighted vs. calculated" start of the lunar month, and "Nasi".

  7. The Jews started questioning his "Prophet-hood". (How could he be a 'navi' ("Nabi") when he could not even tell the start of the month?) (Tabari and other Tafaasir on "Shaan al-Nuzuul of Aayah 2:189)

  8. The Prophet (S) categorically instructed: La Tasuumu hatta tarawul Hilala, wa la tuftiru...fa in ghumma alaikum.... (Several versions, with "Ghumma, Ghubbiya, etc.)

  9. Muslims have been preparing Islamic calendar for hundreds of years based on "sighted moon", but their fixed dates were never "final" and had to be adjusted by the sighting.

  10. Ulema of the Ummah consistently rejected the calculations for fixing Islamic dates as they were "estimation", and not "Qatai". A few lesser-known Fuqaha allowed it as an "aid" to sighting.

  11. According to Ibn Taymiya: "Those who rely on the calculation (for the Hilal) have gone astray in Shari'ah, invented a "bid'ah" in the religion, and are misconceived intellectually, and in the field of Hisaab."
Fixed Islamic Dates for the US
  1. Local visibility in 48 contiguous US states is easy to calculate since 1978 (Dr. Abdali).

  2. For a fixed Islamic calendar for N. America, Monzur / RGO's (MoonCal) "A" parabola fulfils the "general visibility" Islamic criterion. For a 90% certainty of sighting B, C, and D curves should be excluded. (For example, Sha'ban 1427 moon's sighting reports on August 24, 2006 from all over the world confirm that hundreds of experienced observers who attempted did not see the moon from Miami to California though the "A" curve covered parts of southern USA)

  3. Sightability or expected visibility has no basis in Shari'ah to start a month. Experts considerably differ about when a moon would become visible. CFCO Intl. always projected its dates based on "near 100% visibility somewhere in North America" and the calculated dates proved accurate by consistent observations since 1981.

  4. A simple way to check a sighting claim is: "Seen at a place X MUST BE SEEN at Y and all other locations west of X within the parabola."
ISNA Fiqh Council argues that:
  1. "Sighting of the Hilal" is not required by Shari'ah;

  2. "Calculated" dates based on "Sightability" determine the Islamic dates; and

  3. For the US "Matla" should be extended from London to 180W.
All three have no validity in Shari'ah, and are tantamount to abandoning the Qur'an, the Sunnah and the practice of the Ummah.
For the last 28 years, ISNA (earlier MSA) Fiqh Council has diligently pursued only one goal: Synchronize the Islamic dates in the USA with those of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. First it replaced the "Ru'yah" in 1978 by the "News from any Muslim country" (Kahf). Then it used the "local vs. united" Fiqhi positions to justify its wrong decisions. Since 1986 ISNA astronomers often attested sightings from dubious observers. Last year it seriously thought about "6.5 degree elongation" proposal to scuttle the Hilal requirement. Now it has proposed "the Conjunction before 12:00noon GMT" criterion to get rid of the Qur'anic injunction about the Hilal.

Letter: Our articles on Dating Eid and the Tragic birth of Pakistan under India's Attack
[Novel Man's Twin.]

Respectable brother Kaukab sahib:
Salaam alaikum.
Thank you for a most sensible and correct viewpoint about dating Eid. The Prophet never said the Umma should time it according to Egypt or Arabia.
I fear many disagree with your views. I will not not call them hypocrites but will use a more appropriate word whenever one can be found.
May Allah Kareem protect you from hypocrites, may you continue to express the sensible Islamic point of view, ameen.
Muslims of Pakistan did not treat fleeing Hindus and Sikhs too well either. It seems there were pigs on both sides. They have caused a wound which will take generations to heal. The scar will remain.

Mir Salim Ullah

Letter: Secularist Viewpoint on "Sunnah:" Ride Camels!

Mr. Kaukab Sidiqui, I am sure ISNA is going against the Sunnat because they are using modern technology to determine lunar phases, much more accurate than moon sighting. You are also going against the sunnat by driving a car to your masjid while sunnat is either walking or riding a camel. I am not ISNA member and do not care about it but your argument is so ridiculous that I had to point that out to you. These are the ridiculous arguments and fights over ridiculous things like fighting over moon by "modern" mullah that are making Muslim a laughing stock of the world.

Ghazala Kazi

Letter: ISNA's Eid Deception & Silence on Massacre of Muslims in Burma:
Too many Iftar Parties. Rich Muslims can't help Sis. Laila's son [Ziyad]?

Assalamu Alaikum Brother:
Reading the the New Trend on ISNA's Eid Deception boils my blood, but nothing can be done as
our leaders everywhere have become hypocrites and are turning blind eye to the unjust systems.
The Sikh community are shouting loud enough for the massacre of Sikhs in the Temple and has made others like Obama to lower the American flag for them.
Show me how many Muslims are coming out speaking up against the Massacre of Muslims in Myanmar? We are all busy in just one thing: fasting and Iftari parties. Every Masjid is having the Iftari parties, but not thinking of the poor and the needy on the streets, or coming out speaking up against the suffering of the Muslims, like the single Mother's son in prison.
So in reality the first blame goes on our own and then the others.

There are so many rich Muslims: can't they help this Mother [Sis. Laila] to fight for her son?
How about the Zakat money, can that be used for this matter? [I guess not).
There are many like ISNA & IDRF, but it is the followers of Isna who are at fault. We know about the Dajjal who will lead to the wrong path but it not his fault; it is the fault of the followers.

Sis. Gulshan [Canada]

ISNA Joins Copts to Oppose Islamic Law in Egypt, a Muslim Country.
[NT Ed. note: The language in this report is loaded against Islam and Muslims. Be careful.]

(RNS) Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders in the U.S. are calling on the Egyptian government to exclude any mentions of Islamic law or language that discriminates against minorities in its draft constitution.
In an letter released Tuesday (Aug. 7), the leaders urge the constitution writers to "recognize the equality of all Egyptians and to reject any language that would discriminate against any citizen of Egypt on the basis of that citizen's religion or gender."
Because Egypt is home to millions of Christians, attempts to describe Islamic law, or Shariah, as the source of the country's law should also be rejected, the letter said.
Shariah is interpreted differently by various schools within Islam; some Muslims believe Shariah is a personal code that has no place in government, while in several Islamic countries - Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Sudan and others - Shariah infuses national law.
Egypt's recently elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was backed by the Muslim Brotherhood but has pledged to be "the president of all Egyptians."
Signatories of the letter include Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to Congress; Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America, the largest Muslim organization in America; as well as the Rev. Hegomen Moises Bogdady and the Rev. Michael Sorial, priests with the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America. James J. Zogby's Arab American Institute sponsored the letter.
The Egyptian Embassy in Washington did not reply to requests for comment.

The letter represents an unusual move by U.S. Muslims to try and shape policy toward Muslims and non-Muslims in a Muslim-majority country like Egypt, especially against a backdrop of attempts in some 20 U.S. state legislatures to ban Shariah from state courts.
The letter is also an important interfaith document between Muslims and Copts, whose relations have been strained in recent years. After a Coptic Christian family of four was murdered in their Jersey City, N.J., home in 2005, the American Coptic Association and some other Coptic groups initially accused Muslims. The killers turned out to be non-Muslims, but relations never completely healed after that incident.

[It is doubtful that Romney can outdo him.]
Obama Has Been Great For Israel
Colin H. Kahl - Foreign Policy
... As the Defense Department official with primary responsibility for enhancing Israel's defense capabilities and deepening joint military cooperation with the United States from 2009 to 2011, I can attest to a different reality: No president in history has done more for Israel's security than Obama. The case for Obama's Israel policy begins with record-high levels of Foreign Military Financing (FMF). The Obama administration has increased security assistance to Israel every single year since the president took office, providing nearly $10 billion in aid - covering roughly a fifth of Israel's defense budget - over the past three years.

Introducing the great German revisionist, Germar Rudolf, a friend of Muslims & Palestine

Galileo Revisited

By Prof. em. Dr. Daniel McGowan
The story goes that, when Galileo faced his inquisitors, they showed him the instruments of torture. Whatever else he may have been, Galileo was also a physician, so he knew what metal does to flesh, hence he recanted.
Not so Germar Rudolf.
It's also said that, in his recantation, Galileo crawled across the floor to his accusers.
Not so Germar Rudolf.
In a letter written by Germar from his prison cell he examines why he became a Holocaust revisionist and why he was prepared to pay such a terrible price. The fact is that Germar was never much interested in World War II or the Holocaust. What interested him were the whys and wherefores of lies, delusions and propaganda. Why are they created? How are they propagated, maintained and enforced, and why do we believe in them? To him Holocaust propaganda is not a mere historical issue but rather also an ideological issue. Nor does there seem to be any single motive for his interest; rather it stems from a mixture of personal history and personality. From childhood he was blessed (or cursed) with an insane curiosity and with what he describes as "a greatly overdeveloped sense of justice." We also learn that he was brutalized by his father.
In his typical German primary and secondary education, he touched the subject of the Holocaust several times:
"The usual claims about it seemed indubitable, undeniable to me, truth chiseled in stone, self-evident."
 Germar Rudolf January 2010
Germar Rudolf in January 2010
But in 1989 he came across the writings of Paul Rassinier,[1] a former French communist, partisan fighter, and inmate of Buchenwald and concentration camps. Rassinier heard stories after the war of mechanized exterminations in Buchenwald - a claim he knew to be untrue. He wondered, "If they can lie about that, what else can they lie about?" To the young German student, Germar Rudolf, Rassinier "opened my eyes and allowed doubts. Nothing more, just doubts."
Germar had been raised not to doubt anything about the orthodox Holocaust narrative, which in itself maddened him, as did the increasing persecution in Germany of anyone who raised the issue.
"[...] at once I knew - and a little research confirmed it - that who doubts or dissents is relentlessly ostracized, persecuted, and even prosecuted with no chance of defense. So I said to myself, this is outrageous, unacceptable, against all norms and ideals of this society, and the fact that there is no other topic where dissent is more severely suppressed is evidence enough for me that it is also the most important topic. He who is sure of being truthful is relaxed; only liars call for earthly judges. [...]
I was sure I was right, and unless I was convinced by rational, scientific arguments that I was wrong, I was not going to give in. They made the mistake to provoke the blood out of me by persecuting me. That's it. No negotiations any more. My father didn't manage to break me with stick, whip, fists or by using me as a missile, and so they won't break my will with violence either. It only gets stronger with every beating."
That is Germar Rudolf: a strong-minded contrarian with enormous willpower.
"The only way to take this away from me is by killing me. Period. Anybody who punishes me for merely exercising my human right of being a human, a creature able to doubt and explore, will meet my utmost unbreakable resistance. I won't allow anybody to reduce me to a submissive slave. Nobody."

Revising the Holocaust Narrative

An increasing number of scholars and lay people clearly see that something is not right with Elie Wiesel and the current Holocaust narrative. The writings of Germar Rudolf and others simply confirm what they already suspect. They may care little for chemical traces in the brickwork at Auschwitz or topological evidence of mass graves, but they have seen other historical events substantially revised and they are suspicious of the outrage and scorn heaped upon those who question the uniqueness and scope of this particular event, especially when it is used to persecute Palestinians and promote endless war in the Middle East.
That Jews suffered greatly during the Third Reich is not in question, but the notion of a premeditated, planned and industrial extermination of Europe's Jews with its iconic gas chambers and immutable six million are all used to make the Holocaust not only special but also sacred. We are faced with a new, secular religion with astonishing power to command worship. And, like Christianity with its Immaculate Conception, Crucifixion, and Resurrection, the Holocaust has key and sacred elements - the exterminationist imperative, the gas chambers, and the sacred six million. It is these that comprise the holy Holocaust which Jews, Zionists, and others worship and which Germar Rudolf and other revisionists question.
Nor is this a small matter. If it were, why the fuss? Why the witch-hunt? Why the demonization and imprisonment of David Irving, Ernst Zündel and Germar Rudolf? And it is not just these infidels. What may well be a massive lie is being used to oppress whole nations. The German and Austrian people are blamed for conceiving and perpetrating the slaughter; the Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Rumanian, and Hungarian people are blamed for hosting, assisting, and cheering on the slaughter; the Americans, the British, the French, the Dutch, the Belgians, the Italians, and even Diaspora Jews are blamed for not doing enough to stop the slaughter; the Swiss are blamed for profiting from it; the entire Christian world is blamed for its faith-traditions and ideologies that allowed the slaughter to take place; and more recently the Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim people are blamed for wanting to perpetuate the slaughter by delegitimizing Israel. To many the current version of the Holocaust oppresses the entire non-Jewish world and indeed much of the Jewish world as well.
Germar Rudolf is a Holocaust revisionist and a dedicated researcher of historical evidence. For him "Holocaust denier" is simply a term of abuse to be hurled as "witch" might have been hurled in the Middle Ages. But for me, "Holocaust denier" is a label with which I have been smeared for merely trying to define the term. Although I have never denied any of the three tenets of the orthodox Holocaust narrative, the mere fact that I am interested in revisionism and have actually met contemporary revisionists has caused the more cowardly of my colleagues to smear me and denigrate my reputation at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
I first met Germar in April 2010. He had recently been released from prison in Germany and was staying in England until he could get a visa to return to his wife and child in the United States. We spent several days together along with our UK Director of Deir Yassin Remembered Paul Eisen, Henry Herskovitz from Ann Arbor, and Francis Clark-Lowes, an activist from Brighton.
Germar spoke of many aspects of the Holocaust and Holocaust revisionism that were completely new to us. We were fascinated with his struggle. He spoke about his erstwhile Catholic faith, about Germany and Germans then and now, the Third Reich and Hitler, his own present state and relationships, his hopes and fears for the future, and many other topics. Speaking fully and fluently in English and with an astonishing grasp of facts and interpretations, the hours turned into days and yet never, not once did he repeat himself.

Resistance is Obligatory

In Germar's new book "Resistance Is Obligatory" you will read the address made by Germar to the Mannheim District Court prior to his sentence and conviction. You will see the writings of Germar on a variety of matters including truth-seeking as the essence of human dignity, the conflict between the truth-seeker and the state, the meaning of science, justice and resistance in Germany and in other countries. You will find appendices documenting numerous motions to the courts and their rejections, letters to distinguished historians and their craven and sometimes less-than-craven replies. Finally, you will hear the court's verdict and the sentence.

Read it and Resist!

[1] In Rudolf's case it was Rassinier's book Was ist Wahrheit?, 8th ed., Druffel, Leoni, 1982; Engl.: The Real Eichmann Trial or The Incorrigible Victors, Institute for Historical Review, Torrance 1976.

Munawar Hasan Denounces Drone Attacks: Wants Permanent Ban on NATO Supplies
by Shamsuddin Amjad

LAHORE, Aug. 22: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has stressed upon the Islamic movements to prove through their conduct that Islam is the religion of peace while terrorism has been thrust upon the Muslims by the west only to malign Islam and its believers. He was addressing a large Eid celebration congregation at Mansoora mosque. He also talked to media men on the occasion.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that the US and the west were terrorists themselves. The US and its allies had killed millions of innocent and unarmed human beings in Iraq and Afghanistan without any justification and Pakistan was their target now. Scores of people were being killed in FATA and the Tribal areas by drones and drone attacks had continued even during the month of Ramadan and on Eid days. These attacks were going on in North Waziristan and a gulf was being created between the people and the armed forces of the country. It was the duty of the Army chief to realize the task assigned to him by the nation and act accordingly, he said.
The JI Ameer said, the civil government only comprised of incompetent people and US slaves. The masses, he said, wanted a permanent ban on the NATO supplies and an end to the drone attacks. If the army and the government failed to do this, the masses would be forced to come on roads and the situation could take any turn for which the civil government and the army chief would be responsible.
The JI Ameer said that the Pakistan's society was full of tyranny. The people who ruled the country for the last four decades had been deceiving the masses and exploiting them openly. It was high time that these cheats be thrown out of power.
He slated the jamming of the mobile telephone service on Eid and said that the Interior Minister Rehman Malik was supposed to facilitate the people instead of creating problems for them. The Minister had been a total failure in the maintenance of law and order in the country and in controlling terrorist activities, and the whole country, especially Karachi and Balochistan were in the grip of terrorists. There was no justification for the Interior Minister to stick to his office.

Continuing, Syed Munawar Hasan said the masses were confused about the outcome of the elections to be held in the present scenario. He said, the JI workers and leaders should go from door to door and impress upon the masses to take the next elections seriously and to reject the US slaves and those holding fake degrees and vote for honest and competent candidates of the JI for the solution of their problems.

War News:
Pakistan: US Drone Strikes and Pak Taliban attacks on Paki Military
Book Says ISI and Kayani were involved in US Attack on Osama bin Laden

August 21: The latest US drone strike killed 3 "suspected" Taliban and wounded 10 in a village 10 miles from Miran Shah in North Waziristan.

August 18: A US drone strike in the village of Shawwal in North Waziristan killed 6 Pakistanis and wounded 2.

August 17: Quetta: A human bomber [Taliban] killed 3 of Pakistan's elite Frontier Corp [FC] troops and 2 Paki military intelligence officers.

August 16: Nine Islamic fighters infiltrated the sophisticated Pakistan air force at Kamra [Attock]. The gunfight continued for 4 hours. The Pakistanis seem to have suffered heavy losses but admitted only 8 causualties. The commander of the base himself was wounded. All 9 fighters gave their lives.
[Our observers say that Paki air force is known for its terroristic attacks on Muslim villages in the north. PAF jets and helicopters have killed hundreds of Muslim villagers because of their support for the Pak Taliban. This audacious attack, comparable to the one on the Mehran Naval base in Karachi last year has shaken the top Paki military brass.] [Several Muslims, all in Punjab, were arrested after the attack for 'enabling."]

[On Eid, August 20, Pak Taliban leader Hakeemullah Mehsud issued an Eid message in which he stated that Pakistan was meant to be an Islamic state and the fight against the US-backed military will continue till the establishment of the Caliphate.]
August 22: Richard Miniter in his book Leading from Behind says that a colonel in Pakistani intelligence, ISI, provided key information to the CIA which led to the attack on Osama bin Laden's home in Abbottabad. General Kayani too had advance notice of the attack.

War News #2
US-supporters infiltrated by Taliban: Copter Downed. US Air Strike Wiped out 36 [in prayer?]

Ramadan has been a tough month for US troops in Afghanistan. They have come under steady hit-and-run attacks by the Taliban mujahideen. There is also infiltration of American-funded troops by Taliban who are killing US troops from the inside.The most bizarre was the case of a teenager who made friends with the US forces and then suddenly shot and killed three marines.
On August 16, a US helicopter went down during a fire fight with the Taliban north east of Kandahar.
Seven US troops and 4 Afghans trained by them were killed.
On August 19, The police chief installed by Karzai in Lashkargah was killed. The same day in Farah province an intelligence officer and a customs officer of Karzai were killed.
There was a successful air strike by the US in Kunar province in which 36 Taliban were killed along with their commanders. Observers say it's not clear why they were sitting out in the open. It seems that they were getting ready for prayers.
On August 21, Taliban hit US air force base at Bagram, damaging a helicopter and the C-17 in which General Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, had flown in.
NATO lost 42 killed in Afghanistan during three weeks of August, of them 3 from New Zealand, one Brit and 38 of US. The number of wounded is estimated at 120 but not clear from official sources.

War News #3: [New Trend analysis]
Al-Qaida flags flying: Aleppo holding out Against Assad. Heavy fighting in Damascus.
Assad prays for photo!

August 22: Islamic forces are holding out in large districts of Aleppo. Assad's tanks, artillery and jet fighters have smashed entire blocks of the city but his troops are unable to take back the areas under Islamic control.
In and around Damascus, heavy fighting is raging. Assad's forces took back some areas but the mujahideen returned and took back the areas.
Civilians are suffering every day owing to Assad's use of heavy weapons in the cities. Many have fled, including 60,000 in Turkish refugee camps and 150,000 in Jordan. Others have fled to Lebanon where pro-Assad and pro-Islamic people have exchanged gun fire.

WESTERN DILEMMA: The US is very concerned that the al-Qaida component of the Islamic resistance is growing larger every day. Western observers note that al-Qaida flags are flying quite openly. These are black flags inscribed with the seal of the Prophet, pbuh, which says La Illaha il Allah. The hadith prophesied that the armies of Islam would emerge from the east with black flags.
Our analysis: Western analysts considered that Assad's blatant massacres of the population would smash the uprising but Assad would also be weakened. Then the West would pressure Assad to carry out "reforms." He could even be replaced by a surrogate, as has happened in Yemen. However, now the people have support from Iraqi mujahideen as well as fighters from all over the Muslim world. They have learned to fight in Afghanistan and Assad's troops are no match for them. It appears that the Syrian people are quite happy with this turn of events.
Notice that the uprising has been on for 18 months. Assad has killed about 20,000 people but has now lost an estimated 5000 of his own [Alawites and Syrian christians] after the islamics started pouring in from the open Iraqi border.
So what should the West do now? It could still impose a "no-fly" zone and claim that in spite of everything, it is on the side of the Syrian people. It could [or may] carry out air strikes both against al-Qaida and then in the mess do some on Assad too.
Assad still thinks he can fool at least his own supporters and the Iranians. On Eid, he came out and prayed in a "government mosque" and had himself photographed while praying. He must think he can fool everyone all of the time. His Alawite and Syrian Christian troops have demolished countless mosques WITH ARTILLERY because the demonstrators come out of the mosques. [On Eid day, in spite of the fighting, there was a rally against Assad in Damascus.]
Beware of Iranian propaganda which supports Russian and Chinese support for Assad but condemns the small arms from Turkey and money from Qatar and Saudi Arabia as a western plot. Remember that Muslims live in Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Why would they not support the Muslims of Syria? Why is that a western conspiracy?

Our America
Voter ID Laws: the American Coup d'état
By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III
A coup d'état is defined as a strike against the state. It is the sudden, illegal deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment. In a typical coup the military is used to depose the existing government and replace it with another body, civil or military. In Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook, military historian Edward Luttwak states that "[a] coup consists of the infiltration of a small, but critical, segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder."
Americans are very familiar with coups. The American government has been involved in overthrowing foreign governments for years. In 1893 American marines overthrew Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii. In 1909 President Taft ordered the overthrow of Nicaraguan president Jose' Santos Zelaya. In 1953 the CIA's Kermit Roosevelt and General Norman Schwarzkoph, Sr. masterminded the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh. In 1954 there was the Guatemalan coup, in 1963 there was the South Vietnam coup, in 1973 there was the US backed coup in Chile, and in 1991 there was the US coup in Haiti that removed democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, just to name a few .
Historically the American government has used American media to promote and rationalize the need for "regime change" in foreign countries. Misinformation, distortions, and lies have been presented as truths in order to convince Americans that "dictators" must be overthrown in order to protect American security, American interests (usually business and/or access to resources), or to stop the rise of a socialist/communist leader.
Today ultra-conservative interests are engaging in similar tactics.
They are not using the military; it is a bloodless coup. A small, but critical, segment of the state apparatus is attempting to effect regime change by corrupting the American democratic process. Under the pretext of "voter fraud" ultra-conservatives are working fervently to decrease the number of legally registered Americans that will be able to vote in the 2012 election by enacting laws requiring voters to show government issued photo identification at the polls. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, "More than 5 million Americans could be affected by the new rules already put in place this year — a number larger than the margin of victory in two of the last three presidential elections." Too many in mainstream media are blindly reporting this false "voter fraud" issue as fact and not asking those who are promoting it to provide evidence to support their claims.
The logic is clear and makes perfect sense. Only those legally registered to vote in American elections should be allowed to do so. Any appearance of voter fraud in the process taints the outcome and jeopardizes the democratic process. Laws need to be put in place to ensure that only eligible registered voters exercise the franchise.
Even though the logic makes sense, the problem with the new voter ID laws being enacted is that they are addressing a problem that does not exist. According to Mother Jones, "The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000. With 146 million registered voters in the United States, those represent about one for every 15 million prospective voters..." In Pennsylvania, the latest state to approve ID laws, the state attorneys signed a stipulation agreement acknowledging that there "have been no investigations or prosecutions of in-person voter fraud in Pennsylvania; and the parties do not have direct personal knowledge of any such investigations or prosecutions in other states." Simply put, there's no data to support the claim. They passed a law to address a problem that does not exist.
Another problem with the new voter ID laws is that they have a discriminatory impact on the electorate. Most of the legally registered voters that will be impacted by the new laws are primarily seniors, people of color, those with disabilities, low-income voters, and students. According to the Citizens Without Proof report, "...11% of voting-age American citizens—and an even greater percentage of African American, low-income, and older citizens—do not have current and valid government-issued photo IDs." Preventing these demographics from voting is the real motivation behind these laws.
According the Brennan Center for Justice, "16 states have passed restrictive voting laws that have the potential to impact the 2012 election (Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia). These states account for 214 electoral votes, or nearly 79 percent of the total needed to win the presidency." Also, at least nine states introduced bills to reduce their early voting periods, and four tried to reduce absentee voting opportunities. Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia succeeded in enacting bills reducing early voting. It's no coincidence that of those states listed above all but three (Illinois, New Hampshire, and West Virginia) have Republican governors with Republican controlled legislatures with New Hampshire having a Democratic governor with a Republican controlled legislature. The 1965 Voting Rights Act was passed to protect the effected constituencies in many of the states that are passing ID laws in violation of the Act.
Why are ultra-conservative Americans undermining the American democratic process under the hypocritical pretext of protecting it? One person one vote is the cornerstone of Jeffersonian democracy. So much so that American soldiers are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice defending it at home and promoting it abroad.
By passing these unjust Voter ID laws and changing other voting processes they are engaging in attempted regime change. They are violating the most cherished Constitutional protection in a bloodless coup d'état against America's first African American democratically elected president.
Dr. Wilmer Leon is the Producer/ Host of the nationally broadcast call-in talk radio program "Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon," and a Teaching Associate in the Department of Political Science at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Go to, , email:,
© 2012 InfoWave Communications, LLC.

Man's Twin by Kaukab Siddique [Continued from previous issue .]
[The journey to Pakistan] [The Sikh saved Gulnar from the mob and took her home. His wife Bimal would not let her stay.]
"Bimal! Don't feel so threatened I don't get carried away by apretty face..."
"If you want me here you must send her off. Find out about the convoy," her voice was getting louder.
"Don't let her hear you, I'll find out. She will be gone soon."
The whirling chaos of images and thoughts slowed a little iGulnar's mind. She began to sort out cause and effect to know what had happened to her.
"Abba and Ammi are dead. I have lost both my parents. Shahid is dead. All of them are dead. That ball of fire was my home. Harchand Singh brought me here, but before that...all those men... will I live..,.should I live... why should I live after this. Perhaps one of Harchand's daggers will finish me looks very sharp...that sharp edge will be quick if I push it in hard enough...perhaps Abba and Ammi will be there when I go to the other world." Gulnar stretched her hand weakly towards the daggers arranged in a decorative pattern on the nearby wooden shelf.
Harchand Singh steppedinto the room and saw Gulnar reaching for the dagger. With a quick step he lunged forward and
caught her hand in a firm grip. For a moment he looked into her troubled eyes. Then lowering his gaze, he said:"You are very young. Your entire life is in front of you. A time will come when you will be happy that you are alive. Life is very precious. You must live; cling to your life. The days will pass. The madness of the people will pass. Wait for that time. Our elders and your elders have taught that life is most precious. If you take your own life, the souls of your father and mother will be very unhappy. They would want you to live. For their sake you must live. Wait for the new day. Wait! understand?"
Harchand kept talking to her for a long time. She watched him listlessly. The flies buzzed around her face. She did not try to avoid the flies. For a moment she thought she would break down and cry,but the tears did not come. Harchand kept on speaking. She could not hear what he was saying, but some of his words echoed and re-echoed in her mind. "You must live. Your father and mother would want you to live."
Hours later when Harchand Singh left the room, Gulnar noticed that he had removed the daggers as well as pieces of crockery and all other sharp or moveable items from the room.

That evening, men armed with guns and steel tipped staves gathered in front of Harchand Singh's home. These were Sikhs.Harchand's own people. Their leader, a tall bearded man with a slight limp, shouted at the top of his voice.
"Harchand Singh, we know you have a Muslim girl in there. By now you should have had your fill of her. Hand her over to us."
Harchand Singh came out with a rifle in his hand. Behind him stood Bimal Kaur his wife, with another rifle ready to use.
"This is my house, and I know how to defend it. If anyone makes the mistake of trying to enter, he will be a dead man. That's all I have to say."
Gradually the crowd retreated, shifted away, and dispersed.
"Did I not tell you that she must go?" Gulnar could hear Bimal cajoling her husband. "If you don't send her to Pakistan, tomorrow you will have to fight your own people.
"Yes, yes, I will find out what can be done," Harchand Singh replied unhappily.

Three days later, Harchand Singh and Gulnar travelled through the darkness of the night to a refugee convoy guarded by the Baluch regiment. While bidding her farewell he said,
"I wish you a better future in Pakistan. Remember you have your whole life to live. The night will pass. The nightmare will pass. God has made you very beautiful. If your soul is as beautiful as your body, one day you will be happy. Wait for that day to come."
For the first time, Gulnar spoke directly to him: "I will not forget what you have done for me. I am going to live. I am determined to live. Thank you and farewell."
The convoy moved out at dawn, slowly, with much confusion. It was led by an army truck with six soldiers and an officer from the Baluch regiment which would later become part of the Pakistan army. The convoy straggled out onto the road for almost two miles and where it ended, there was another six soldiers carring .303 rifles. These two vehicles were protecting several thousand refugees between them. The most vulnerable of these were women who had lost all male relatives. They were packed into six open trucks which had been requisitioned by the army. These women were very quiet, staring vacantly into space, not even trying to talk to each other, unmindful of the glare of the sun and the dust cloud kicked up by the movement of the convoy.
Gulnar felt thankful for the guns in the hands of the soldiers. She huddled as far back into the truck as she could, thankful again for being able to hide in a crowd of people in the same predicament as she was.
Behind the ramshackle trucks carrying the women, there was a motley collection of buses,trucks, jeeps and cars, all packed with fleeing people carrying their most precious belongings in their hands. The buses had people on their roofs and hanging on at the doors and the windows. There were infants crying and men coughing owing to the dust cloud. But the children in the convoy were very quiet: even when the convoy stopped so that people could go out into the countryside and relieve themselves, the children did not play or run around as children normally do. (Gulnar was not a child any longer.In her parents' home she would have been considered a child, a growing child in her teenage. But now she was a woman, and the soldiers naturally told her to go with the other homeless women.)
Harchand Singh had selected the best convoy he could for Gulnar, the one guarded by the Baluch regiment. The sight of soldiers in uniform kept marauders away. Harchand could have just left her with one of the refugee columns, moving towards Pakistan. There were dozens of such refugee columns, moving out from every city, every collection of villages in the Punjab. These refugees in their thousands moved slowly, staying close together for protection against raiding Sikhs and Hindus. Most of the refugees were on foot; the luckier ones among them had brought along their bullock carts. At night, the refugees were most open to attack. The countryside was unlit by electricity. In the pitch darkness, the raiders would slip in among the refugees, and kill and rob. The raiders were especially looking for women to carry away, terrified women unable to resist and at the margin of hope. The night would be pierced by shouts and cries, the agony of fatally wounded men, children screaming in terror, women begging for mercy.
The numbers of refugees swelled from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands, then into the millions. The entire Muslim population of Eastern Punjab was uprooted. Well organized massacres claimed thousands of victims slaughtered indiscriminately. In turn, the killers triggered panic and the flight of an entire population. On a smaller scale the killing and pillage occurred across the length and breadth of India. Pakistan was to be drowned in a sea of blood.
Some signs of normal times remained. The train service to Lahore was still running. Built by the British for military purposes, the railway was still the fastest way of reaching Lahore from any point in eastern Punjab. Many families took this option to emigrate to Pakistan. It was a fatal mistake. The train was a local. It stopped frequently at big and small stations. And at every one of these stations, armed Sikhs were waiting. They would get on the train and the killing and looting would start. The attackers would jump off when the train started moving. At the next station, the same thing would happen. It was a massacre in relays. The first few trains had as many as fifty percent of the passengers murdered in them by the time they reached Lahore. But then the percentage rose to 75% dead. The rest would be in a state of shock or suffering from wounds and mutilations of a great variety. Every now and then a train would reach Lahore with every passenger in it dead. The railway administration in Lahore spent all its energies in removing corpses and cleaning the blood off the floors and seats of the railway carriages. The killers did not waste bullets on their helpless victims: kirpans, swords, bludgeons, long knives were used: hence the blood.
Gulnar was lucky that Harchand Singh had not put her on the train to Lahore.
That night the convoy with which she was travelling stopped out in the countryside. The refugees huddled together. The only light came from a campfire started by the Baluch regiment escort. The night was still and menacing. The refugees were not used to sleeping on the ground. The change in their fortunes had been too sudden to be a learning experience. Gulnar could not put into words what had happened to her. She could not share her suffering with the other homeless women. They had undergone basically the same experience but were unable to communicate with each other about it. Gulnar felt that her world had come to an end. There was nothing but darkness and the shrieking of drunken men in her mind. What tomorrow would bring was not even a question to be considered. Perhaps there would be no tomorrow. Her existence was limited to the pain in her mind and in her body. Harchand Singh had made it possible for her to live, to bear the pain, to keep moving towards Pakistan. But that was all. How does one live after losing father, mother, brothers, home, all in one night? How does one survive gang rape and endless fear, all-encompassing fear? Gulnar did not have any answers.
Infants were crying in the stillness of the starlit night. Their mothers spoke to them in whispers. Suddenly there was a cry and the sound of people running.
"Help, help, my daughter has been kidnapped," one of the refugees was running, shouting and screaming towards the army truck. Two of the soldiers ran to help him. One of them aimed his rifle towards the general direction of the darkness and fired one shot. The startling waves of sound accentuated the heavy stillness of the night. Hindu raiders had slipped into the outskirts of the bivoucked refugee column and kidnapped a young woman. Her father had been unable to stop the attackers. The Baluch soldiers were too few to protect everybody. The father was trembling all over, sobbing with his hands clasped to his face. Nothing could be done. The raiders had disappeared into the night with their booty.
Into the second day, the sky grew overcast and by the evening, it was raining hard. The rain continued throughout the night and into the next day. The torrential rain stopped a recurrence of the previous night's raids on the refugee column, but it brought new problems, dampness, cold and disease.
Gulnar, sitting for hours under the rain in the back of the requisitioned truck, had been drenched to the skin. She began shivering with cold and lack of energy. The daily ration of thin lentil soup and dry roti was not enough to keep her feeling warm and healthy. Almost in a swoon she was pressing against the woman sitting next to her. Instead of being pushed away with curses, she felt the woman allowing her to share the warmth of her body, caressing her as one caresses a child. Gulnar peered at her neighbor's face in surprise, It was a young/old face, streaked with fear, the eyes narrowed and forehead wrinkled with deep concentration of thought.
"I am Gulnar...who are you bibiji?"
"I?... used to be Tanveer....Tanveer Sajjad....I don't know who I am now" the old/young woman spoke in a hoarse whisper into Gulnar's ear.
"When will this journey end? Do you know?"
"I hope it never ends....I don't know what I'll do after it ends." The woman was shaking with anguished but suppressed sobs, without crying out loud, without making a noise. Gulnar did not feel up to asking her for details.
By midday the clouds had dissipated and the hot, burning sun returned. That night the raiders reappeared. The gloom was scarred by screams, shots, curses. The Baluch escort was busy rushing from place to place around the perimeter of the sprawling convoy, firing shots into the dark. After an hour of skirmishes, the galloping of horses indicated that the attackers had decided to leave. The eerie pall of the pitch dark night made it difficult for the regugees to see what had happened. The people waited for the dawn in silence.
Into the second day, the sky grew overcast and by the evening, it was raining hard. The rain continued throughout the night and into the next day. The torrential rain stopped a recurrence of the previous night's raids on the refugee column, but it brought new problems, dampness, cold and disease.
"Tanveer bibi..." Gulnar whispered. "Are you awake?"
"I can't sleep. It was a night like this when they came...We were all fast asleep. We thought we had no enemies. They killed Sajjad and my three sons. I fought them till I was hit on the head. I fought them with anything I could lay my hands on..."
Gulnar listened in silence. Perhaps every woman in the truck could tell a variation of the same story.
"They chased me around the house until one blow struck me on the head. They did everything to me while I was unconscious....When I woke up, the house was on fire....they had left me for dead, but they had taken our three dauhters."
Gulnar began to cry. She had not been able to weep for herself, but Tanveer's ordeal reminded her of the pain she had suppressed. The tears dripped from her eyes in a steady stream, streaking the growing layer of dust and dirt on her face.
"The Baluch regiment came on a rescue sweep through our town. The soldiers found me sitting outside our blackened home....There was nothing left in the world for me....For a week I was under medical care....I would have nightmares about my daughters and wake up screaming."
The next morning, the convoy crossed into Pakistan. A fresh breeze was blowing the fragrance of chambeli across the river on the newly drawn frontier. The people in the convoy seemed to have awakened from the stupor of terror. For the first time in her journey, Gulnar heard people talking normally to each other. They were laughing, embracing, patting each other on the back. It was good to be alive. The starchy ramrod-stiff soldiers were shaking hands, congratulating each other on having brought another convoy safely into Pakistan. The refugees were lining up for prayers of thankfulness. They were prostrating, rubbing their foreheads on the ground. One young woman was kissing the soil, her dishevelled hair covered with dust. Tears streaming down her cheeks, she was mumbling, "O land of the pure, we have given up everything and we are here to serve you." Gulnar could not share that sentiment. When she closed her eyes to avoid the glare of the sun, she visualized homes on fire, screams in the dark, the look of horror on her father's face as the mob broke into their home.
[To be continued, inshallah.]

2012-08-23 Thu 18:07:00 cdt