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Safar 15, 1434/December 29, 2012 # 57
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O Canada: Let my people go!
Why should Momin Khawaja be sentenced to life in prison for
victimless, non-violent "crime."
Dear readers of New Trend, asalamu alaikum
Don't let Canada's rulers get away with punishing an Islamic
man for "thought crimes."
Please take a few minutes and write to the Chief Justice of
Canada. Here are the main points.
Her address is as follows:
What rational or justifiable criteria is implied to
deliver an exceptionally harsh and unfair sentence to Momin
Khawaja? The original sentence of 10.5 yrs was increased to
a life plus 24 years consecutively to be served with 10
years for parole. The final judgment lacked any
evidence-based reasoning to substantiate the conclusion.
It is clearly a political and religiously indoctrinated
sentence with perpetuated animosity towards Muslims.
Momin was not considered for double credits of the time
seved (9 years) as it is applicable to all inmates under the
law and justice system.
The defense team is not sure if he will be allowed even
for parole by the same courts and unfair system.
The writer should ask the Chief Justice ( politely and
logically) to review the case and to deliver justice based
on the merits of the case. Surely, public concerns will have
impact. The chief justice (she) is a former academic and
lawyer from British Columbia province.
Right Honorable Beverley McLachlin, P.C.. Chief Justice,
Supreme Court of Canada.
301 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada.
Phone: 613-995-4330. Fax: 613-941-5817
Black Journalist MacArthur denied Bail: He wanted to stop
On December 28, James MacArthur, a well known independent
journalist was denied bail by the government. The judge took
only a few minutes to deny the plea for bail. According to
Br. David Wiggins, leader of the Black Think Tank in
Baltimore, and Nadrat Siddique, Jamaat al-Muslimeen
activist, it looks like MacArthur is being framed. The
hearing was held at 8.30 in the morning, making it difficult
for working class supporters to come to the court to show
support for MacArthur. Despite that, 15 people turned up.
The reporter from Fox 45 was there and while interviewing
Nadrat Siddique expressed shock at the way the police was
treating a journalist. He will not be allowed any visitors
for 60 days though he has committed no crime and as his
community support shows, he is not going to run away
It appears that more protests and rallies are planned for
Police brutalities against Black people have become common
across America. MacArthur's idea was to videotape policemen
when they stopped people of color.
Photo below shows some of the protestors in front of the
jail where MacArthur is being held.
New Trend's MAN OF THE YEAR:
Dr. Mohammed Morsi, President of Egypt elected by popular
vote. Dr. Morsi has stepped into a situation of great
difficulty. He moved against the military commanders in a
very clever way. He has defeated both the supporters of
Hosni Mubarak who have garnered great wealth and influence
over 30 years of dictatorship and the westernized liberals
and seculars and Copts allied to the West who were able to
flourish because Mubarak suppressed the Islamic groups led
by Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri with
great ferocity and brutality. The Constitution which Dr.
Morsi presented gained 64% support. It is certainly far
below the Islamic aspirations of the Egyptian people but it
is the best which could be done in the circumstances.
Dr. Morsi has foiled American moves without antagonizing
America. In fact the main man of the West Al-Baradei, who is
more brainwashed than Mubarak, has been soundly defeated in
his attempts to disrupt Dr. Morsi's efforts. There are
Islamically weak elements within the Muslim Brotherhood who
will be much more of a problem for Dr. Morsi than
Dr. Morsi will be really tested when he will try to break
Egypt's chains linked to Israel. Let's see if he can do it.
For the time being, Congratulations Dr. Morsi.
New Trend's WOMAN OF the YEAR.
Dr. Rukhsana Jabeen, Secretary General of Jamaate Islami
Pakistan's Women's Wing.
Dr. Jabeen believes that authority and guidance comes from
Allah Almighty. She has steeped herself in the ethos of
Islam. She is extremely outgoing, working constantly for the
betterment of humanity in general and women in particular.
She leads an organization which carries on unpublicized work
to help oppressed women in Pakistan. At the same time she
and her associates are in contact with women's organizatons
throughout the world. She stands against Imperialism,
Zionism and tyranny of all kinds.
With her complete hijab, Dr. Jabeen rejects the western
concepts of womanhood. She believes that Islam has its own
context. Through a peaceful, moral, revolution, Islam has
come to defeat oppression and exploitation.
Let's look at a summary of the work Dr. Jabeen is doing
through Jamaate Islami's women's wing.
In Pakistan, due to the incompetence of its rulers, justice
is still out of reach for the common man. Even after 65
years of independence, justice here is often so much delayed
that many times its whole purpose is lost. Even when justice
is available, it is so costly that the common man cannot
cover its expenses. In the country millions of people are
waiting for justice in jails. The situation of women in this
context is so bad that their plight could only be called a
condition of the greatest brutality. Particularly the poor
women are absolutely helpless. In this scenario,
Jamaat-e-Islami Women's Wing has established a separate
department for helping the women apprehended by law under
different allegations. Many branches of the department are
active in the bigger cities of the country. Last year this
department took part in the proceedings of 2000 cases. Out
of these, verdicts were made in 1500 cases. As a result of
these hearings, 200 women were granted bail, the department
spent 1.5 million rupees under the head of fine and bail for
helpless and poor women. This department also works for the
medical treatment of thousands of women and endeavors for
providing jobs to them. For the purpose, three centres of
handicrafts have been set up.
A Christian leader opposes bigotry and war and brings misled
followers of big churches to the Path of Jesus, peace be on
him. Please scroll to end for this insightful article
written by a true friend of Muslims.
December 28: New Delhi, India: The 23 year old woman gang
raped by 6 Hindu youths has died in Singapore where she was
sent for treatment. After daily demonstrations by hundreds
of protestors, resulting in clashes with the police, the
Indian government has promised to implement laws against
rape more strictly. [Some of the protests are led by Muslim
women in support of their sisters-in-humanity Hindu women.]
The degradation of women in India is fed by the Indian movie
industry, which is second only to Hollywood. This anti-woman
movie garbage has also been exported to Pakistan and the
India's traditions of non-marriage of widows, suttee
[burning alive of widows], prostitution in temples,
"accidental" death of brides who don't bring enough dowry,
female infanticide/abortion, are so deeply embedded in the
Hindu religion that respect for women as equals is not
possible. Women are embracing Islam in growing numbers.
Italian women in very large numbers are victims of domestic
violence, a report from Italy indicates. Italian politicians
have mistresses. Every THIRD house wife is severely
In the US, victims of domestic violence from among Muslims
[and some non-Muslims] are cared for by Baitul Salaam in
Atlanta. Georgia, led by Sis. Hadayai Majeed, and in
Baltimore by Al-Mumtahinah Home led by Sis. Nadia McCintosh.
A Blockbuster study of Pakistani Secularism.
Secularism: Mubahis wa Mughaltey [Secularism; Debates and
Misconceptions] by Tariq Jan, published in 2012, 643 pages.
It's in the Urdu language. We'll publish some of the most
important points. Urdu readers should buy it and introduce
it. Available for Rs. 880 or $20 from: 12 Mujahid Plaza,
Second floor, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan. Phone:
Iraq: December 28. After Juma' prayers, there were rallies
in all Sunni majority cities against the Maliki regime
installed in Bagdad by the US. More than 60,000 people have
blocked the Ramadi-Fallujah highway. They burned the Iranian
flag and chanted slogans against al-Maliki's Iran
connection. In the western parts of Anbar province Islamic
groups known as al-Qaida have regrouped and are connected to
the uprising in Syria. [News summarized from Reuters
report.] [Last month New Trend got a report that 3,000 US
have returned to Iraq to shore up the Maliki regime.]
Breaking news #2.
December 28: The Pakistani Taliban have offered cease fire
to the Pakistani government if it implements Islamic law and
cuts off relations with the US. The regime angrily dismissed
the Pak Taliban offer.
December 27: Pak Taliban raided three Pakistani check posts
guarding the strategic city of of Peshawar. They captured
and took away 21 Pakistani paramilitary troopers after
killing two in their late night attack.
December 25: A human bomber sent by the Pak Taliban blew up
and killed Bilour and 8 of his closest supporters at a
public meeting in Peshawar. Bilour headed the ANP movement
of secular Pashtuns who are working with the military to
defeat the Pak Taliban. ANP denies Pakistan's Islamic roots
and wants a secular Pakistan.
Breaking News #3:
December 28: Afghanistan's emirate led by top Taliban leader
Mullah Umar has distributed a video which shows the bombing
of Afghanistan by long range US aircraft carrying block
buster bombs. The video shows very big explosions in Taliban
territory. The message on the video in Pashtu with English
dubbing says that the Islamics have survived the worst the
US could do and will continue the struggle till victory. It
categorically debunks western news reports that the Taliban
are talking to the US and Karzai directly or indirectly. It
says, the Taliban will not deviate from their objective of
an Islamic state and the expulsion of US and NATO troops.
The video is framed in recitation of verses from the Qur'an.
There is absolutely no question of secret talks, it
Our America: Outreach and Da'wah by Jamaat al-Muslimeen
December 28. Ambridge, Pennsylvania: Imam Badi Ali's
Spotlights on Egypt, Br. Kaukab's khutba on Asma, r.a.
[binte Abu Bakar, r.a.,] and news of Syrian upsurge were
given to 30 people, mostly from Gulf and Egypt.
December 21: Newark, Delaware: Jamaat al-Muslimeen
literature was given to 100 Muslims after Juma's, mostly
Pakistanis and Arabs with a handful of African Americans.
The literature included intro on two top Muslim Americans,
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz and Dr. Teepu Siddique. Also included
were Imam Badi's Spotlights on Egypt, Br. Kaukab's khutba on
Asama, r.a., and media report on Zionist support for
December 14: White Marsh, Maryland. After Juma, thirty
people, African Americans and Arabs, were given, as a
special gift, DVD of Dr. Kaukab Siddique's presentation on
Hadith and Women produced in Augusta, Georgis and copied by
December 14: Abingdon, Maryland. A very small mosque.
After Juma, 20 people were gifted with Dr. Kaukab's DVD on
Hadith and Women [his speech in Augusta, Georgia]
Three Massive Crowds in Pakistan.
A Feudal Crowd on the Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto.
December 27: A very large crowd, tens of thousands, gathered
in Larkana [Sindh province] to venerate Benazir Bhutto. The
main speech was by Bilawal Bhutto, Benazir's son who arrived
from London. He vowed to fight against the Islamics, calling
them "militants" and "terrorists." He said he would not give
up on Pakistan and would bring "democracy."
The massive crowd was largely from feudal estates in Sindh.
President Zardari, Benazir'ds widower was center stage,
along with a whole array of secularists and pro-West
President Zardari spoke at length about "democracy." He left
out the fact that his regime is the most corrupt in
At Benazir's grave, women were beating their chests and
wailing as if she had just been killed!
The gathering was highly publicized by BBC along with a
strongly pro-Bhutto interview with the ambassador of
Pakistan in UK.
An Islamic Crowd on the Funeral of Prof. Ghafoor Ahmad: More
than 100,000 people
December 27: Pakistan's Geo TV and ARY TV showed clips of
Karachi's people who came to the funeral prayers for Prof.
Ghafoor, Deputy Ameer of Jamaate Islami who passed away at
the age of 84. The crowd was massive, filling up New M.A.,
Jinnah Road to the horizon. An estimated 100,000 and more
people were there.
Prof. Ghafoor, a prominent student of Maulana Maudoodi,
spent 62 years of his life in the peaceful struggle waged by
Jamaate Islami to shape and formulate Pakistan's Islamic
core. He is famous for his soft spoken attitude and civility
towards enemies. He was a part of successive
anti-dictatorship movements in Pakistan and helped to
negotiate the Islamic aspects of the Constitution of 1973.
The funeral prayers were led by Ameer of Jamaate Islami,
Syed Munawar Hasan. All Islamic schools of thought, both
Shi'a and Sunni were in the crowd, as were radicals like
Hafiz Saeed of Jamat ud-Dawa and Maulana Sami-ul Haq of
Pakistan: from our Urdu language media observers.
A bought crowd. Pakistan's new "savior." Tahir Qadri : Who
is behind this religious clown?
On December 25, a huge crowd gathered in Lahore to hail
Tahir al-Qadri as the new leader. Pakistan's power structure
spent countless millions of dollars to bring tens of
thousands of people from all over Pakistan to Lahore.
Suddenly, a man without an organization, who has been living
in Canada and got Canadian citizenship, emerged as the one
who has the answer to Pakistan's problems!
From Karachi, the fascist junta led by Altaf Hussain [who
lives in London] threw in its weight behind Tahir. Train
loads of people were transported from Karachi to Lahore.
Field laborers from many districts were paid to go to the
Tahir Qadri is a strong supporter of the West's "war on
terrorism" and debunks all notions of jihad in our times.
Our observers say that the military and MQM are supporting
Tahir. The combination which kept General Musharraf in power
How could a man without an organization suddenly have a
record breaking crowd listening to him? In an interview with
Najam Sethi, a noted opponent of Islamic groups, Tahir
proclaimed that he has supporters in 50 countries and they
provided him the funds. [Our readers in UK, USA and Canada
surely know that Tahir was lying. Hardly anyone knows him in
America and those who know him ridicule him.]
Unfortunately poverty is so extreme in parts of Pakistan
that people can be trasnported anywhere in large numbers if
sufficient funds are availabe.
Tahir's game will not last long but he will help the people
in power to confuse Pakistanis. He is a slick talker. He
spoke for hours and hours a few years back when someone
pointed out that according to Sahih Buklhari, the sahaba,
including Ali, r.a., used to drink liquor till the Qur'an
banned it. Tahir spoke for hours praising Ali, r.a., but
could not disprove what is recorded in Sahih Bukhari. He is
a talker. Now he has challenged Pakistan to change,
otherwise he will take over Islamabad in mid-January! [Army
commandos were on the dais guarding him when he spoke.
Police on horse back "organized the crowd."]
[On a personal note from Dr. Kaukab Siddique: I met Tahir
al-Qadri in Baghdad when I went there for a peace rally
against the impending American attack. I visited the tomb of
Abdul Qadir Jilani, the greatest of all Sufi saints. Though
I don't accept any saints, I simply went there because
Jilani was a scholar, a man of great piety, and devoted to
Allah Almighty. At that time Saddam Hussain was in power and
had put a red carpet in the saint's tomb to fool the sufi
types. Tahir and his crowd of Sufis was there. Tahir comes
across as a very arrogant man but he lowered himself, though
with disdain, to meet me because of my visit to the tomb.
His followers wanted to kiss my hands but I was repulsed. At
that time Tahir did not know that Saddam had given up his
old ways and had embraced jihad. Thus he was fooled by
Saddam. Perhaps he is being fooled now by General Kayani.]
Sectarianism Being Nourished in America
Shi'a Extremists Gearing up for Attack on Islamic Values and
Around the beginning of the Islamic new year, Mohurram 1,
1434, a concerted attack on the Companions of the Prophet,
pbuh, began on the Internet and is continuing a month and a
half later. It is abusive in the extreme and any attempt to
have a rational discussion leads to more abuse.
On December 6, 2012 the New York Times, the flagship
publication of the Zionist lobby, published a front page
article claiming that Hazara Shi'as were being killed in
Pakistan. It completely left out the context of the war in
next door Afghanistan where the Hazaras sided with the
Northern Aliiance and the US and indulged in indiscriminate
killing of supporters of the Taliban, especially in Mazare
Sharif. Some Shi'as are working closely with the Karzai
regime installed in Kabul by the US and there is constant
spillover of the war into Pakistan.
FIRST TIME IN USA: On December 7, 2012, Shi'as travelling
from all over the US gathered in New York to protest what
they claim are the killings of Shi'as in Pakistan. This was
not a political rally. If it had been political, it would
have supported Iran and the Israeli attempts to disrupt
Iran's nuclear program. This rally had a purely sectarian
agenda in support of Pakistani Shi'as. Again the context of
war was left out that Shi'as are backing the US-supported
Pakistani military which has been operating in the northern
areas of Pakistan and has killed an estimated 30,000 people
and displaced several million from their homes. General
ATHAR ABBAS, a Shi'a, was the propaganda chief of the
Pakistan army for many years, extolling the army's
atrocities as "victories against terrorism."
In America, rallies by Muslims are few, if any, for fear of
persecution by the authorities. Now suddenly we have Shi'as,
in a coordinated move, coming from all over America, all the
way to New York, and the US did not object at all. The
number of Shi'as in the December 7 rally, possibly
exaggerated, was claimed to be 10,000 by the organizers.
Another such rally is said to be coming up in London on
December 30. Millions of dollars were spent to bring the
estimated 10,000 people to New York.
Knowledge can squash Sectarianism
Here are the facts which can minimize Shi'a-Sunni Conflict.
Ali, r.a., and Umar, r.a., were great friends. [See
by Kaukab Siddique, Phd
The Prophet, pbuh, had more than one daughter.
Fatima, r.a., was not his only daughter. The Qur'an refers
to the Prophet's, pbuh, daughters. 
Hadith give the names of the daughters Prophet Muhammad,
pbuh, had with Khadija, r.a., Zainab, Umm Kulthum, Ruqayya
and Fatima [Allah be pleased with them]. Of these Ruqayya,
r.a., outdid the others in carrying out the greatest duty of
Muslims, second only to Jihad. She did the first hijra in
Islamic history which was to Africa. 
Zainab, r.a., was married to an Umayyad, Abu al-'As,
r.a., who embraced Islam and turned out to be a great
fighter for Islam. So the sectarian attacks on Ummayads are
actually attacks on the Prophet's, pbuh, in-laws.
Ali, r.a., and Umar, r.a., were great friends. In fact
Ali, r.a., gave his daughter in marriage to Umar., r.a. She
loved Umar. r.a, though much younger than him, and gave him
two children. She cried uncontrollably when Umar, r.a., was
assassinated. Thus the sectarian hatred aimed at Umar, r.a.,
which has gone beyond all limits of decency, is absurd and
baseless as far as the facts of Ali.'s, r.a., own life are
Ali, r.a., was part of Umar's, r.a., shoora council,
[decision making body] when Umar, r.a., became the second
Rightly Guided Caliph of Islam.
Ali, r.a, never insulted or abused Abu Bakr, Umar and
Usman, Allah be pleased with them. In fact he accepted their
leadership, gave his oath of allegiance [ba'yat] to them and
prayed behind them. They in turn loved, respected and
honored him. Ali, r.a., became Caliph and never said a word
against his predecessors.
The sectarian Shi'is have extended their hatred to
Muawiya, r.a., because he was the father of Yazeed who is
blamed for the tragedy of Kerbala and the martyrdom of
Hussain, r.a, the grandson of the Prophet, pbuh. This
endless stream of abuse directed at Muawiyya, r.a., is guilt
by associaton which is totally unacceptable in Islam. Here
are the facts in authentic narrations which Shi'a sectarians
try to hide
Muawiyya, r.a., was a katib-e-wahy. The Prophet, pbuh,
trusted Muawiyya, r.a., to the extent that he had the
revelations of parts of the Qur'an written down by Muawiyya,
Muawiyya, r.a., never fought against the Prophet, pbuh.
The idea that he fought against Ali, r.a. to gain the
Caliphate is not correct. He was fighting to punish the
killers of Uthman, r.a., one of the greatest Muslims of all
times and the third Rightly guided Caliph of Islam.
Muawiyya, r.a. served Islam on the battlefield and as an
organizer and leader and was fully trusted by the first
three rightly guided Caliphs. Ali, r.a., never objected to
any of the actions of Muawiyya r.a., during the time of the
Both Hasan and Hussain, Allah be pleased with them, gave
their oath of allegiance to Muawiyya, r.a., when he became
A story has been concocted that Muawiyya, r.a., had
Hasan, r.a., poisoned by his wife. The story is far fetched
to say the least because after Hasan, r.a., passed away, his
brave and fearless brother Hussain, r.a., retained his
allegiance [ba'yat] to Muawiyyah, r.a., for TEN YEARS while
Muawiyyah, r.a., remained Caliph.
All historians agree that during the Caliphate of
Muawiyya, r.a., the Muslim Ummah, which went through
fratricidal war during the caliphate of Ali, r.a., was once
again solidly united and the jihad against the powers of
that time gained tremendous momentum.
Thus the roots of Shi'ite sectarianism and hatred against
the Muslim ummah derive from attempts to extend the blame on
Yazeed to Muawiyya, r.a., and then to Usman, r.a., then to
Ayesha, r.a., then to Umar, r.a., and then to Abu Bakr,
r.a., and then to all who were not from the family of
Fatima, r.a., and Ali, r.a., and in particular to great
Mujahideen like Khalid, Abu Sufian, and Ikrima [Allah be
pleased with them]
By attacking the holiest personalities of Islam, the Shi'a
sectarians have isolated themselves from the Muslim Ummah
and opened up the doors of Muslim countries to invading
armies coming in from the West.
"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters, and the
believing women, that they should draw their coverings over
their bodies. That will be better that they should be known
so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is ever Forgiving , Most
Merciful." [The Qur'an 33: 59]
From Hadith narrations: "Ruqayya, was the daughter of the
Messenger of Allah, pbuh, and her mother was Khadija, the
daughter of Khuwaylad. Before receiving prophethood
Muhammad, pbuh, had married her to Utba, the son of Abi
Lahab bin Abdul Mutallib who divorced her soon thereafter
before taking her as his wife because in the meantime the
prophet received prophethood and the verses condemning Abu
Lahab were revealed in the Qur'an. She never went to Utba's
"She embraced Islam the very day her mother, Khadija, r.a.,
embraced Islam." [Among the very first to embrace Islam.]
"She was among the first women to take the oath of
allegiance [baiat] to the Prophet, pbuh."
"She was married to one of the greatest Companions of the
Prophet, Usman, r.a."
" She did hijra TWICE to Africa with Usman, r.a.. The
Prophet, pbuh, said this is the first hijra in all of human
history for the sake of Allah since the time of the Prophet
"Ruqayya suffered greatly [for Allah's sake] during hijra
and lost her unborn child through miscarriage."
All quotes are from Tabqat al-kubra by Muhammad Ibn Sa'ad,
first and earliest collection of biographical Hadith.
[Comment: By the standard of the Qur'an, the Hijra by
Ruqayya, r.a., puts her above other women, including Fatima,
r.a. who was also a great woman. We love Fatima, r.a., but
facts must be above feelings.]
"And their Lord has accepted of them and answered them:
'Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be
you male or female, you are one community: those of you who
have done hijra from their homes or been driven out
therefrom ......... [The Qur;an 3:195.]
A Shi'i scholar admits what most Shi'is do not like to
know, that the Prophet, pbuh, married three of his daughters
to Ummayads, that is outside his family & tribe: " The
Prophet gave two of his daughters in marriage to Usman and
his daughter Zainab to Abi al-Aas, and both were not of the
Bani Hashm." Zainuddin in his book Masalik al-Afham,
published from Tehran, original in Arabic and now in Urdu
translation." Famous Iranian philosopher Ali Shariati writes
about Usman, r.a., : "He did two hijras in Islam and was the
son-n-law of the Prophet and known as the keeper of the Two
Lights. He was the husband first of Ruqayya and then of Umm
Kulthum, both of whom were daughters of the Prophet." [
Fatima Fatima ast, original in Persian, p.176, now available
in English as Fatima is Fatima.]
Shi'i scholars admit this though for Shi'i sectarians it
is unbearable. "Ali had two daughters from Fatima Zahra,
peace be on her, Zainab and Umm Kulthum. He gave Zainab in
marriage to Abdullah the son of Ja'afar Tayyar and Umm
Kulthum to Umar. Zayd, the son of Umar, was from her." [
Lughat Nama by Ali Akbar Dehkhuda, an almanac published from
Tehran in Persian, now available in Urdu.] This fact is
mentioned quite casually by Shi'i scholars: " The marriage
of Umm Kulthum and Umar Khattab is narrated in our books."
Abbas Qummi in Muntaha al-'Aamal, published from Iran. I
have the Urdu translation of this segment. Ali, r.a., and
Umar, r.a., were definitely NOT enemies.
Top Ten Idiots of the Year 2012
Compiled for New Trend by Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora
leader, North Carolina
Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine Authority. He
recognizes Israel but Israel gives him nothing. He thinks he
is the head of state which does not exist.
Hollande, the new President of France. He is the most
boring president France has ever had. He simply does what
President Obama wants him to do. His speech is
unimpressiove. His movement is slow. He has no idea what he
wants and why.
Saad al-Hariri, political leader of Lebanon, plays with
vast sums of money, works for foreign forces, a ready tool
for the imperialists and agents of all kinds.
Ban ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations. He
does not seem to know who he is. He serves those in power
and has no expression of values or ideals. Why is he
secretary general? Perhaps he himself does not know.
King Abdullah of Jordan, better known as the playboy of
the western world. He travels overseas all the time,
seemingly working for western intelligence agencies. His
habits are bad, with liquor, gambling and women. America
desperately needs idiots like him.
Zardari of Pakistan and Karzai of Kabul. These are to be
taken as twins as they jump equally well at the orders of
the imperialists. Corrupt beyond limits, they have put their
countries into deep debt and the countries are unable to
stand against western intrusions.
The Ameer of Qatar. He has a huge US military base in his
tiny country and he spends his oil wealth where his western
controllers order him to do so. He has no idea that his
"country" is not independent.
The Ameer of Bahrain. This tiny "country" too has a huge
US military base on it, this time of the navy. All kinds of
American playboys enjoy their stay in Bahrain. Michael
Jackson was not the first and American prostitute Kardashian
is not the last. The majority of the people are facing
suppression and state terrorism.
The Nigerian President, a non-Muslim ruling a Muslim
country, is at the beck and call of the US and Israel. He
looks quite funny wearing a hat in Nigeria. His idiotic
policies have ignited uprisings in the north and
disturbances in the South of Nigeria. The people's lives are
insecure and major accidents take place owing to poverty.
Tunisia is being ruled by a lack lustre "leader" named
al-Munsif al-Marzooki. In this country where the 'Arab
Spring' began, no one knows where the "leader" is going and
what he wants. No vision, no understanding.
Also a Spotlight from Imam Badi Ali: " A man with a doctor's
gown and an ID does not become a physician. That is the
condition of "Islamic" leaders in America, such as Tariq
Ramadan of ISNA who is being used to slice away at Shar'ia,
bit by bit. He thinks no one understands his tricks. He is
being used by the imperialists and he loves it: A fake
Understanding Evangelical's Prophesy of War and the "End
From Charles E. Carlson in Colorado
Finding Hope in the Era of the Neo-Crusades
Is America's warring in the Middle East politically or
religiously motivated? ANSWER: War is a political expedient,
and the "Christian Right" is its enabler, not the reverse.
War is the politician's return ticket to office, the only
sure answer to full employment. In the 11th Century the
landed gentry and their politicians looked to the Catholic
Church for its enablement of the 11 Crusades ending with the
shameful Children's Crusade two centuries later. What has
caused those who say they follow Christ to become the
enablers of serial wars, and where is the hope?
Southern Baptist family friend, a pro-life activist named
Mike, distributed Edgar Whisenant's epistle (88 Reason Why
Jesus is Coming Back in 1988) in his and my large men's
church breakfast in the early months of 1988. Mike
absolutely believed the book, and considered the rapture not
only imminent, but was scheduled by God for October 14 of
that very year. Regretfully, this writer did nothing at the
time to dissuade Mike, even though the book he gave me
appeared to be full of holes.
At first glance it might
appear that 88 REASONS could only harm those who believed
the stretched myths found in its pages. Mike was married and
had a young family, yet he made a mission project of giving
the books to all who would carry one out the door of the
church, as I did. I am sure 88 Reasons made a difference in
Mike's life, and it could hardly have been positive, for he
was truly convinced the world would end only months
Mike gave up causes he believed were saving lives. He was an
activist in the pro-life movement, and the volunteer leader
of an important group. But as the spring came, he phased out
of this commitment to spend more time with his young family
in the months remaining on earth. Mike believed in
preserving life, but no one showed him or warned him he was
playing into the hands of two political regimes that had
little respect for human life.
As you have guessed by now, "the Rapture" did not happen in
1988. But the first war on Iraq was already in the political
hopper, and the first blood of the Iraqi innocent would be
poured out on us two years later. Edgar Whisenant's book of
trash prophesies contributed to the slaughter. Its pages are
filled with hints and innuendos of racism and bigotry in the
name of Christianity.
88 Reasons to make war in the
Most of the 88 Reasons given for the imminent rapture had to
do with the State of Israel, directly or indirectly. In
fact, Edgar tells us the dating of the "great event" was
based on the 40th Anniversary of the creation of the new
Zionist state of Israel in 1948. Edgar was most creative in
inventing exactly 88 reasons, but almost all of them
involved his belief in world Zionism incorporated as a part
of his "Christianity." Here are just a few of the 88 Reasons
Whisenant suggested that God needed a Rapture to realize the
destiny of the Zionist State:
REASON #7 (in part) "this is
the last generation, [M1]started on 14 May 1948, the day
Israel became a nation. Israel is the time clock of God
throughout history, Israel is the blooming fig tree, (Jer
24:4-8) and the last generation will end 40 wicked Gentile
years later on 14 May 1988."
REASON # 66: "Israel is the key
to this whole scenario. You read again to see how time
begins and ends and moves with the nation of Israel. You
have noticed how our news events seem to be constantly
bringing our attention to the Middle East these last days.
And that is just where God wants it"...
Another reason men like Whisenant take themselves seriously
is they had a cheering section made up of the most radical
element of anti-Arabs in the Mideast: Israel. Elmer quotes
none other than Meir Kahane, a man who was among the most
violent killers in Israeli history. And Whisenant justifies
REASON #8 "Rabbi Meir Kahane, who wants to throw out
all of the Arabs in Israel, is acutely aware of the 40-year
grace period given by God, beginning in 1948."
Whisenant goes on quoting Rabbi Kahane page after page,
supporting his militancy against Arabs with words of
respect. To him Kahane was an oracle for God carrying out
His will against the Philistine tribe.
Meir Kahane was in
fact an angry terrorist who deliberately incited documented
brutality against the Palestinian people. Few Israelis
openly advocated the Kahane program for deportation or
liquidation of 3.5 million Arab people. He was an
embarrassment to the Jews in Israel, who claimed that they
themselves were victims of a similar liquidation a
generation before. Kahane was founder of the Kach Party,
which was committed to violence and repeated assassinations
of Arab villagers, encouraging them to leave. Kahane's
public statements had much to do with agitating the Arabs
toward the first Intifada in 1987. Whisenant used Kahane as
a scripturally justified weather vane for war.
Whisenant's "88 Reasons" were either tied to present
happenings in Israel or based on Hebrew Old Testament
prophesy. All 88 pointed unequivocally to war ("Armageddon")
being "God's will." Anyone who took the book seriously could
not help but be conditioned to accept bloodshed in the
Most of my friends accepted the little book
from Mike, who wanted no money for it. After all, what good
would money be after October 14th? Most of us probably did
not take it seriously, and I would be surprised if many
copies, save my own, survived these 18 years. I was later
surprised to learn that the 88 Reasons had a national
following, especially in the heartland. Edgar prospered, and
is said to have sold a million copies at $2.00 each. But I
was wrong about the little book doing no damage. Mike's
distribution of the books and the distribution by thousands
like him, damaged minds and bodies. He innocently helped
convince some that the Arabs were dirt under the feet of the
Israelis, and that anything that helped Israel was God's
will, no matter how mean and vile it might seem.
churchgoers are conditioned to the idea that war in the
Mideast is inevitable and planned by God, and that nothing
can be done to stop it. Nor should "Christians" try to
prevent it. There is a cost. The blood is already pouring
out on the hands of those who contrived the Neo-Crusade.
Rivers of scarlet are trickling down all of our arms,
staining each one of us. We, who call ourselves by Christ's
name and did nothing to stop it, are guilty of the shedding
of innocent blood. Sad to say, we are in a conflict between
the justice and humanity Christ taught, and the pagan
superstition and bloodletting of a self-serving few who
thrive on war. They have found their support in the
Judaized, dispensational institutions. Resistance to this is
not an option to those who follow Christ.
Where is the
There are "Mikes" in every church in America. You will
find them leading, teaching, volunteering, passing the plate
and paying tithes. They are doing their best, working, as
they know God commands them to work, but not doubting the
leadership's acceptance of war. When they correctly place
the blame on their churches for the blood that is on their
hands, Judaized Christianity will be finished; it cannot
survive in an environment of truth. Christ's words tell us
He is still waiting for men like Mike to follow Him out of
the corrupted church.
Project Strait Gate's purpose is to
find the "Mikes" with millions of letters like this one.
Please pass it on.
Charles E. (Chuck) Carlson is a pro-peace activist who, with
others, organized We Hold These Truths in 1996, and phased
out his business interests soon thereafter.
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