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Zulhijja 3, 1433/October 19, 2012 # 47
A Bangladeshi Muslim has been arrested by the US on
terrorism charges. One-sided reports are being parroted by
Zionist media. See what his father has to say. Get both
Bangladesh's pro-India regime is violating the rights of
innocent Islamic leaders. Human Rights Watch noticed that
the offices of lawyers defending the Islamics have been
raided. This news from Bangladesh was totally ignored by US
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We stand for understanding, not hate.
October 17: Knoxville, Tennessee
Photo: A brother from Jamaat al-Muslimeen stands among
non-Muslims with a message from Prophet Muhammad, pbuh. It
was the funeral of a soldier who returned from overseas two
years back. He did not get involved in any fighting, nor was
he "gay" but some people were mistreating his memory after
his death while others were exalting him.
Many people stopped to talk to the Muslim brother, to ask
him about Islam. Others honked their horns while driving by
to show approval. The message was given that Jamaat
al-Muslimeen opposes Zionism and occupation of Muslim lands
but we do not hate ordinary Americans who are themselves
victims of government propaganda.
Christian leader Charles Carlson joined Islamic
demonstrators protesting the Israeli occupation of
Jerusalem. Then he went on to picket a pro-war Christian
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Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali, North Carolina
Understanding Hate: What does it do?
Living is not enough. Be effective. Build
something useful. Plant fruits and vegetables.
Life is too short. Learn to love and care.
Worship, not hate, is your gate to heaven.
Hate is the weapon of the weak.
Between love and hate, within one second faith
goes up and down
If you can transform hate into love, you are
Hate is an emotion. Do not let it destroy you.
It is okay to hate evil.
As a superpower, we are hated but we hate too.
Some justify hate by calling it patriotism.
Be careful, You may hate something in a
person but you may have it too.
Republicans don't understand America
by Kaukab Siddique
After four terrible years, Obama might still win the
elections, unless the revulsion felt by the southern states
unseats him. The two debates have shown that Obama has
nothing new to offer. He will keep plodding through the muck
he has created.
Obama may still win because the Republicans are out of touch
with America. These are the White elites who do not realize
how much America has changed. Here are a few realities:
America is no longer a Christian nation. The people
profess to be Christians but most of them do not know even
basic facts about the Bible. A new version of Christianity
has emerged in which one can do whatever and still be
considered Christian. It doesn't mean anything in everyday
Single women head numerous households and this has
changed the meaning of "family."
Millions of single women, at a young age, are involved
in random sexual intercourse. Dating has become the conduit
to pre-marital sex. Children as young as six claim that they
have dates. There are young grandmothers.
Poverty is widespread. There are homeless people in
America. Many seem to be living comfortably but are often
one paycheck away from homelessness.
Crimes against women are so common that growing numbers
of women want to stay away from men and claim to be
Homosexuality has been cleverly legitimized. Homosexuals
moved from civil rights to the demand for homosexual
"marriage." Black churches are resisting this but young
people see it as "okay" owing to the influence of Tv, videos
and movies. Thus the religious concepts against adultery and
fornication have lost their content.
Republicans look down on Hispanics and have a very
insulting attitude towards them. The Hispanic vote might
prove to be decisive. Republicans think that one is rich
with an income above $250,000, so most Hispanics are below
African Americans vote en bloc for Democrats. The racial
and racist history of America has cut off the almost
all-White Republicans from African Americans. Obama has let
down and even insulted African Americans but they have weak
leadership and will probably vote again for Obama.
Islam does not allow Muslims to vote for a kafir
leadership, and certainly not for a non-Muslim leader who is
an oppressor of Muslims. However, segments of the rich
American Muslims who have lost most of their religion will
vote for Obama because he said a few nice things about
Islam. Some Muslims will vote for Romney. The upper elites
of Muslims are thoroughly "integrated" [de-Islamized].
ROLE of the JEWS and Christian Zionists
America's Jews are very highly organized and united in
support for Israel. They are good businessmen and have
infiltrated all positions of influence all the way from
universities, Hollywood, Wall street and media to political
organizations. They do keep some support for Republicans
just in case the Republicans win. They are reinforced by
Christian Zionists who believe that support for Israel will
bring about the return of Jesus, pbuh. Thus, whichever party
wins, support for Israel does not waver. In fact the two
parties accuse each other of not showing enough support for
Israel, thus conveying their own loyalty to the Zionist
Letter: Re: Photos in New Trend of Paki girl Malala with US
Military officers & Zionist Holbrooke
Dear doctor sahib:
The images you posted are eye-opening. Our yellow press has
not published them here. Had that been done many innocent,
naive Pakistanis would have come to learn a little more of
what was really going on at Malala's end and what induced
the "Taliban" to do what they did.
Malala fraternized with the crusaders. (I really should be
calling them Christianist Terrorists. If any Muslim who
resists is labeled a Mozlem Terrorist, a similar label
should be applied to the other side. Fair is fair.) She has
been given a VVIP treatment including being flown to UK at
taxpayer expense. The two other girls injured in the same
attack have gone unnoticed. Had they too called Obama their
hero they might also have received similar treatment.
Have our presstitutes ever mentioned the girls burnt to
death at Jamia Hafsa? Were they stray dogs? Have the
children killed or injured by the Christianist terrorist's
drone attacks ever been mentioned?
I am not condoning ANY attack on ANY one, least of all by
foreign powers in an independent land. All I am saying is
please give equal coverage and treatment to ALL human
beings. At present any one murdered by the Christian
invaders is a dispensable commodity that is best forgotten
as collateral. People killed by those resisting foreign
illegal invasion are being mourned. What hypocrisy!
In any civilized society an accused is given a fair chance
to plead his defense. The Christian press bends over
backwards to blame the "Taliban" for every atrocity. Has any
one ever interviewed and published the Taliban's point of
view. No one ever will. If that is done Christian citizens
might demand peace with them. Now that won't be healthy for
American Military Manufacturing Industry.
May Allah Kareem protect you from harm, ameen.
Mir Salim Ullah
[Courtesy The Ugly Truth. Mark Glenn, Idaho.]
Bangladesh father denies son involved in New York bomb
Reuters - 6 hrs ago
Reuters/Reuters - Quazi Mohammad Ahsanullah, father of Quazi
Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, holds a photograph of his son
inside his residence at Uttar Jatrabari in Dhaka October 18,
DHAKA (Reuters) - The father of a Bangladeshi man accused of
attempting to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank
denied on Thursday that his son was involved and said he was
the victim of a "racist conspiracy".
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested on
Wednesday and faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of
mass destruction and attempting to provide material support
to al Qaeda.
"This is nothing but a conspiracy. There is still a racist
conspiracy there," his father Quazi Mohammad Ahsanullah told
reporters in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
"The intelligence of the USA is playing with a mere boy whom
we sent for higher study. The allegation against my son is
not true at all. He could not even drive a car. How was he
caught with a van?"
Nafis appeared in a Brooklyn court on Wednesday. The
criminal complaint against him said he had entered the
United States in January and that he had said he was in
contact with members of al Qaeda overseas.
The complaint said he had travelled by van with a man to a
New York warehouse where Nafis assembled what he thought was
a 1,000-pound (450-kg) bomb.
The man he believed to be an accomplice was in fact an
undercover agent working for the FBI and the explosives were
not in working condition. He was arrested later in a hotel
near the bank.
Nafis had been a business student at North South University,
a prestigious private institution in Bangladesh, before
leaving to study computer science in the United States.
His father, a senior vice president of a private bank, said
Nafis was the more religious of his two children, but in no
way a fanatic. He told reporters he had asked the government
for help "so that our son will not fall victim to an
"He fell into trap," he said. "We talked with him 24 hours
before he was arrested."
(Reporting By Serajul Quadir; Editing by Ron Popeski and
Sent by Sis Aamira Ibrahim [Philadelphia]
Our Sisters ae denied Education if they follow Islam: Never
Reported in US Media
Five Muslim girls have been denied right to learn after a
head teacher of a school in Russia's North Caucasus region
banned them from attending classes while wearing a hijab.
More details: http://ow.ly/evIUa
Al Quds Day, and a Demonstration for Peace at Mclean Bible
by Charles E. Carlson [Colorado]
My story begins with my speech at a Rally for Peace in
Jerusalem on August 25, organized by Muslim friends and held
at Sheridan Circle, Washington DC, a few blocks from the
U.S. Capitol Building. It ends 48 hours later, in front of
a war-making church that is actively engaged in blocking the
path to peace.
Al-Quds means "Jerusalem" in Arabic. Peace-seeking speakers
from Christian, secular, and pro-peace Jewish groups added
their voices to the Muslims, first in Jerusalem, and then
world-wide. The rally began not far from the Capitol
Building, where war upon Iran is being planned by war-making
lobbies and a willing Congress, and ended with a dinner in
St Stephens Church. I was moved by the hospitality of our
In my talk, I concentrated on the warring impact of
evangelical church teaching that the state of Israel is the
fulfillment of Biblical prophesy, and that to them Israel
can therefore do no wrong and all the land of the
Philistines, including Al-Quds, belongs to Israel. I
explained that one such evangelical church, McLean Bible
Church, was only a few miles away, and is one of about 3000
mega-churches that may be the single biggest obstacle in the
U.S. to freedom for the Philistines.
How can it be that a Christian church is a greater stumbling
block to peace than the Israeli occupiers and the Congress
that finances them? America is a war-based economy and
certain identifiable evangelical churches have elevated
Israel to Jesus level support the political forces who bring
war upon us. Rally attendees of all ages let me know they
Christian Zionism, as I define it, is the last grass roots
stronghold of the institutionalized war machine in the U.S.
Polls now show clearly that more than half of all Americans
trust neither their elected Congress, nor the media that
filters and distributes the news and the political ads. Fox
News, USA Today, and MSNBC are rated at the bottom for
believability. Other polls show the trust rating for
Congress is even lower than the media. *1. (Pew Poll)
I ask, who are the 49% of Americans who still trust the
media? If 75% of the public did not believe Congress or the
media, the war-based economy would be cooked...no politician
or TV station could withstand such exposure. The answer is
that Americans who are brainwashed weekly in Christian
Zionist churches are a large part of the 49% who still go
along with the war makers.
We must realize that these churches are a part of the media,
and that about one third of all churchgoers in America are
taught that political Israel has a right to occupy the land
of the Philistines, and that killing, maiming, and
destroying for Israel's interests is just.
The vast majority of the 40 to 70 million Americans who
identify with churches like McLean Bible Church accept the
notion that America's internal problems can be solved by
political regime change, so long as the new regime supports
Israel's interests. This is what "Christian" TV networks
and two or three national bible study groups preach. The
luckless Philistines are simply in the way of Christian
Zionists' support for Zionism, which often trump the
teachings of Jesus Christ.
Thirty-six hours after addressing the Muslim crowd in
Sheridan Circle, I joined Francis, a former member of McLean
Bible Church, for a vigil outside that most successful
Christian Zionist church in the DC area, led by Lon Solomon,
who writes in his audio biography, what is "a nice Jewish
boy like me" doing making his living in this "business."
Some will find it odd that a self-professed, proclaiming Jew
runs a huge "Christian" church. It is not unusual.
Indeed, Mclean Bible Church is ostensibly a very good
"business," occupying a group of massive structures that
includes a two-story concrete parking garage that will hold
about 3500 cars at one time. Located next to a busy freeway
in Vienna, Virginia. A one mile long, four-lane private
highway encompasses the church. A private forest shields the
entire front of the complex from the highway so that only
two corners of the complex can be glimpsed through the
trees. McLean Bible Church reeks of power and money. It
has two entrances off the freeway, where on-duty local
policemen spend their morning and early afternoon directing
traffic in and out at taxpayers' expense.
I stood at one entrance supporting a visual display that
read WHO WOULD JESUS BOMB in the face of every auto that
came in or went out past my post. Francis stood at the
other entrance, a quarter mile north of me, with a similar
message. Each of us held up a second symbolic display
depicting a crucifixion with "PALESTINE" AND "IRAN" on the
crossbars of bloody crosses.
I would guess a minimum of 10,000 to 15,000 attendees and
thousands of passersby read our messages. The only way an
attendee could fail to see our message was to stiffen his
neck and force himself to look away, but for most it was too
late. Children and youth stared as they passed. Most
mothers tried to appear indifferent, perhaps sensing that
Pastor Solomon would not approve if they read the signs.
Some offered an encouraging honk or wave; a few marred the
day with an obscene gesture; fewer still slowed down to
exchange words..."don't you know there never was a state of
Palestine", one challenged.
Two young men came out and reported how Pastor Lon explained
our presence to the congregation: "We are being
picketed...they are against Israel." Pastor Lon may be a
"nice Jewish boy" as he claims, but on August 19th he played
his media card, creating his own version of the truth, just
as MSNBC and Fox news do. He knew we were not "picketing"
the church, but challenging what he teaches. He wanted his
flock to think we were there to attack them, not to correct
his own errors of scripture.
We know Pastor Lon knew our purpose, because we sent him and
most members of his large staff a two-page letter that told
them exactly what we would do and why we were doing it. *2.
One of those few who came out made my day. He is a former
Air Force veteran, and he showed me the spot on his
substantial forearm where he said he would soon have the
words from our message tattooed: "WHO WOULD JESUS BOMB." He
said something like this: I want this on a tattoo because it
is the essence of the conflict between war and Christianity.
He is one who was not afraid to face the truth....that the
McLean Bible Church is part of the war-making problem.
Wrapping it up:
An Imam who spoke at the park is right, America is part of
the Philistines' problem. Fortunately, an ever increasing
percentage of all our people, are willing to say our media
cannot be trusted. America's evangelical Christian Zionist
churches are part of this media, and their false doctrine is
the largest obstacle to correcting the course of our
war-based economy to one that seeks justice and peace for
Who would Jesus Bomb? Maybe I am just the right age for my
*1. Further Decline in Credibility Ratings for Most News
*2. Letter to Pastor Lon Solomon
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Bangladesh: End Harassment of War Crimes Defense Counsel
Armed Raid on Defense Offices Gross Interference with Trial
October 17, 2012
© 2012 Human Rights Watch
Bangladesh: Stop Harassment of Defense at War Tribunal
A raid by armed intelligence officers on the offices of
defense lawyers without a warrant and for no discernible
reason marks a very dangerous turn in an already flawed
process. The Bangladeshi government needs to publicly
condemn this action or risk the appearance of being
responsible for this egregious violation of fair trial
Brad Adams, Asia Director
(New York) - The raid, without any justification being
given, by armed police on the offices of a prominent defense
lawyer in the war crimes trials taking place in Bangladesh
is a grave affront to the basic tenets of fair trials. The
Bangladeshi government should take action against those who
ordered the raid on the offices of defense counsel Mohammed
Tajul Islam and take steps to ensure that lawyers are not
subject to threats and intimidation.
"A raid by armed intelligence officers on the offices of
defense lawyers without a warrant and for no discernible
reason marks a very dangerous turn in an already flawed
process," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights
Watch. "The Bangladeshi government needs to publicly condemn
this action or risk the appearance of being responsible for
this egregious violation of fair trial standards."
On October 9 at around 4:30 pm, 10-12 police officers who
identified themselves as members of the Detective Branch of
the police gathered outside the Dhaka law offices of Islam.
When questioned about their presence by lawyers in the
office, they denied any interest in the chambers, but
afterwards entered the offices saying that they wanted to
search the premises. Lawyers present at the office demanded
that they produce a search warrant, but the officers could
not produce one. The officers then started questioning staff
and clients who were present in the offices, taking down
names and addresses. The police left of their own accord
after about twenty minutes.
On October 10 defense counsel requested both the first and
the second trial chambers of the International Crimes
Tribunal (ICT) to investigate the raid. The second chamber
directed them to file a written application and to make a
General Diary complaint to the police. The presiding judge
in the first trial chamber said the matter was beyond his
Lawyers representing the accused before the ICT have
previously reported being harassed by state officials and
threatened with arrests.
Abdur Razzaq, a senior lawyer who heads many of the war
crimes trials, has been harassed, threatened with criminal
charges, and reports ongoing surveillance of his home and
office. Defense lawyers allege that they are often unable to
bring witnesses to court because of threats and intimidation
of witnesses by persons working for the prosecution.
Both Bangladeshi and international law recognize the
importance of the need to protect the ability of lawyers to
work freely without intimidation, whether on the prosecution
side or the defense. In the absence of such protection, the
accused are unable to freely communicate with their counsel,
and counsel are then unable to represent their clients
fully. The related concept of lawyer-client privilege is
similarly undermined by this kind of harassment and
Human Rights Watch repeated its call for the establishment
of a Defense Office, similar to those established in
international criminal tribunals. A Defense Office would
help ensure that the core principle of "equality of arms"
for both sides is recognized, and thus would go a long way
to establishing fairness in ICT proceedings. Defense Offices
are accessible only to authorized members of the defense
teams, and all evidence and work product in those offices
are considered privileged and protected. The creation of a
Defense Office, properly staffed and supported, would give a
clear signal that the defense teams should be treated as an
equal and indispensable of a fair trial process.
The ICT, which Human Rights Watch has long supported so long
as fair trials are carried out, was set up to provide
justice for victims of atrocities during the 1971 war of
independence from Pakistan. Human Rights Watch has however,
expressed concern over certain aspects of the ICT Act, and
has called on the government to rectify these flaws. These
"It is only when both sides are treated as equals, and when
codes and laws of professional conduct are strictly adhered
to, that victims of atrocities and the wider public can be
confident that the justice they have sought for so long is
based on a legitimate trial process," said Adams.
Amending the definition of crimes to articulate more clearly
the relevant definitions of war crimes, crimes against
humanity, and genocide as they existed under domestic or
international law at the time of the offense;
Amending the act to allow challenges to the constitution of
the tribunal and the appointment of its members;
Amending the act and rules to ensure that the due process
and rights of the accused are consistent with Bangladesh's
international legal obligations;
Repealing Article 47(A) of the Bangladesh Constitution to
allow the accused full protection of their constitutional
rights, including the right to enforce their fundamental
rights under Article 44, which protects fundamental rights;
Creating an effective and well thought out victim and
witness protection plan well ahead of the trials, to address
protection and support needs before, during, and after
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