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Ramadan 7,1435/July 5, 2014 # 27
Distinguished American Islamic Leader calls for Israel's
Justice for Palestine is the Key to the Muslim World's
Oppose, confront, defeat Zionism on every Front
by Badi Ali [The writer is Imam of a large Muslim community
in North Carolina.]
Zionism uprooted the entire Palestinian people and replaced
them with Jews subsidized and transported to a stolen land
from around the world.
Masjid al-Aqsa, the third holiest Islamic mosque has been
captured by the Zionists. Our sacred city Jerusalem is
occupied by an alien military force.
Every day we see the surviving Palestinians in Gaza and the
West Bank bullied, humiliated, arrested and murdered by the
Zionists. Among those slaughtered by the Jews are hundreds
of Palestinian children. We also see the courage and
spiritual power of the Palestinians who continue to defy and
resist Israel with the sticks and stones they throw at the
tanks and armored cars.
Israel is funded, supported, publicized and armed by
America, both by the government and the politicians and by
the media and a variety of pro-Zionist groups. Thus our
enemy is nourished by the control and the lies it has spread
among America's people to gain support for legitimizing its
terrorism among the American people.
Around the world, tyrants and oppressors are supported by
the US because the US wants to use them in support of
Our task lies right here in America as well as globally to
oppose Zionism and Israel at all levels.
I urge you, O Muslims, to identify Israeli and Zionist
interests both in America and overseas and defeat them by
opposing them and confronting them and by uncovering their
Boycott all businesses which are Israeli or which support
Israel in any way.
I urge armed Islamic groups overseas to achieve unity by
entering occupied Palestine and fighting the Israeli
We are nine million Muslims in America. If each one of us
does even a little against Zionism, we can cut the roots of
Israeli support which are unjustly embedded in America.
Inform the American people. Tell the concerned businesses
why we are boycotting them.
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen initiated the boycott movement against
Israel. Go to newtrendmag.org and click on BOYCOTT in the
search engine, top left.]
China: Trying to block Islam. The new imperialism.
Chinese who are a minority in Sinkiang province but have the
military have imposed restrictions on fasting by the Muslim
See report way down.
650,000 Civilians Ousted from their homes by Pakistani army
UN Exploits North Waziristan Genocide
by Sis. Karin Friedemann [Boston, Massachusetts]
On June 10, 2014 ten members of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
joined by Uzbek fighters took over the Karachi airport and
engaged in a shootout which left 30 people including all of
them dead. According to CNN, the TPP posted on their
"The biggest reason for attacking Karachi airport is because
it serves as the biggest air logistics center supplying
goods for the Crusaders' war in Afghanistan and
According to Rolling Stone magazine, the CIA got permission
to use Pakistani airspace and airports in exchange for doing
Pakistan the favor of assassinating a local chief with a
Predator drone, even though he posed no threat to the US.
"The CIA wanted access to airspace to conduct drone strikes
in Pakistan's tribal regions, which that country had
previously considered a breach of sovereignty. The two
countries made a deal."
In response to the airport attack, the Pakistani government
launched "Operation Zarb-i-Azb" against North Waziristan
five days later. The military warned the population via
pamphlets distributed at local mosques. People had very
little advance notice.
Hundreds of thousands of people and their animals marched
from their homes in the blazing heat with few provisions.
Children are dying of heat exhaustion on the side of the
"Poor people were walking on foot. They looked like a human
sea, of youngsters and adults. Some people fainted, so
people poured water on them to revive them."
"They have launched this operation just before the Holy
Month, but these militants were living here for years. Why
now?" a man named Khan lamented to a reporter.
Given the advance notice, the Taliban and Uzbek foreign
fighters disappeared. The Pakistani government has been
shelling North Waziristan with helicopters without actually
fighting anyone. The families are the ones facing the
hardship of travel.
"We could only manage to get ourselves out of Miranshah,"
one man told UNHCR staff, referring to the capital of the
mountainous North Waziristan region. "We left all our
belongings. The Pakistani government was bombing our
The death toll of cattle is a crime in itself - 1.5 million
cows have died because farmers were forced to leave them
behind, or if they tried to bring them out of the war zone,
the cows died of broken limbs or exhaustion along the
"I let all my 10 cows loose after they refused to come
along," said Gul Wazir with tearful eyes while remembering
his animals he "loved like my children."
Why would a government decide to evacuate an area but
provide no food or water or transportation along the way?
Why do they want the area "cleared out?" For what?
Many have sought safety in the Khyber-Pakhtunkwa province. A
former refugee in Pakistan, Wali said: "We were assisted by
Waziristanis during the 1980s, when we fled Khost [during
the Soviet occupation]. They welcomed us and extended their
generous support. It is now our moral duty and obligation to
assist and help these needy families."
That is wonderful, but whose idea was it for Pakistan's
government to uproot an entire region of the country and
then decide that it would be the UN's duty to make sure the
people don't die? The US is said to have encouraged these
According to CNN, talks between TTP and Prime Minister Nawaz
Sharif led nowhere. The government and the security forces
found it impossible to accept TTP demands like enforcement
of Sharia, withdrawal of the army from the tribal regions
and a peace zone for itself. In retaliation for breakdown of
government talks with the Taliban, the army began pounding
Chinese Uyghur hideouts in the Waziristan mountains. Why not
just give them states rights? Why punish the Uyghurs? It
So far this year, 54 of Pakistan's 83 confirmed polio cases
have been in North Waziristan. Taliban militants banned
vaccinations in the summer of 2012, denying UN access.
Frustrated, the WHO made plans as early as February to be
prepared "if anything happened." They were immediately ready
for action, despite official claims that they had no advance
notice of Pakistan's ethnic cleansing campaign.
The UN is using this upheaval as their glorious opportunity
to circumvent local government. Dozens of checkpoints are
set up along the roads where refugees are registered and
then given drops of the oral polio vaccine. As of June 30,
468,000 individuals had been registered. Reportedly very few
are refusing the vaccine. UN officials have already admitted
the vaccination campaign is useless since multiple doses are
required for immunity to take place. There is no central
place in which to give vaccinations. Almost all the refugees
have refused to reside in the government-run camp. However,
UN officials are now using vaccination as an excuse to do
door-to-door registration of all residents of areas where
refugees are settling.
This is a very bizarre campaign considering the main way to
stop the spread of disease has to be via basic water and
sanitation. Huge numbers of people are living in close,
dirty conditions creating perfect conditions for every kind
of illness, the most commonly reported being upper
respiratory infections and heat exhaustion.
Is the UN using Pakistan to unload outdated vaccines?
Islamic organizations need to inquire whether these polio
vaccines are the "killed virus" used in the West or if they
are "live viruses" probably expired since the US stopped
using them a decade ago.
World Cup 2014: Algeria to donate $9m World Cup prize money
to people of Gaza, because 'they need it more than us'
From The Independent, July 4, via Dr. S. Khan in Australia.
A fan of Algeria stands and raises Palestine's flag in front
of a Germany fan who raises Israel's flag.
Editor's note: Sign of a mentally enslaved people, they love
their worst enemies. This is what international Jewry has
done to the German people.
Outreach USA: Large Juma gatherings on first Ramadan Friday.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen activity
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. July 4.
An 8 pages document was given to 100 Muslims after juma at
the masjid on Walnut street: Mostly African Americans and
Arabs with a few Malaysians.
Memorial comments on passing of Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz.
ISIS victories in Iraq, changing situation in Syria.
Genocide in Pakistan: 500,000 people evicted from their
homes by the army in North Waziristan.
300 killed in daily bombing by Paki air force.
Photo of mosque bombed by Paki air force in N.
Waziristan. Photo of anti-war rally in Washington.
Palestine is central. [Imam Badi.]+ Chechen innocents in
Boston case: [Sis. Karin]
Same 8 page document given to 30 Muslims. [African
Americans] at local masjid.
White March Maryland
6 page document given to 100 people, mostly Arabs and
Pakistanis, some Indians after juma'.
Laila Yaghi cries out for her innocent son Ziyad
Israeli military terrorists are hunting unarmed
Palestinians in the West Bank.
Pakistan's Military on the Rampage: Insulting Elders,
beating up Teenagers. [Photo.]
Pakistani Military's Blasphemy on Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.
.. Kingship, Dictatorship, Military Rule, Male
Chauvinism, Zionism, Mass Culture are all forms of Modern
Day Slavery. [Dr. Siddique's khutba]
Jewish malice: Former Auschwitz Camp Guard, 89, Arrested
From Jamaat al-Muslimeen Texas
What is Happening on USA's Mexican border: Human Suffering &
by Roberto Solano [Shoora leader]
For the last twenty years I have been living near
the Rio Grande valley not far from the town of
Matamoros (Muslim-slayer, an old Spanish surname),
Mexico. Here we literally see illegal aliens trying to
swim across into the United States (city of
as Immigration Officials (ICE) captures them and after
fingerprinting etc send them back to Mexico. Local
newspapers sometimes report of stash-houses having
been discovered with people from Pakistan or India or
China or Nigeria waiting to be shipped to large US cities;
these take longer to return to their respective
because of the distance and bureaucracies. Immigration
only has so many beds and detention centers. If they
don't fast process those captured they run out of room.
The problem of illegal children go back for over a
A 1982 Supreme Court decision in Plyler forbids schools
inquire about students' immigration status.
Obama Administration is not encouraging their
But neither is the Federal government presently equipped to
People in Central America and Mexico know this.
However, for some unknown political reason "they" have
in the last six months to leach-out their Children's
Now children with their mothers or somebody passing for a
close relative are coming in by the hundreds. And to make
worse for ICE, they are coming in at points where they can
It is not easy to send them back since they have no
passports nor birth certificates with them and they are
Immigration has run out of sleeping room and is asking the
governments to help them out.
Texas Governor Perry came down to the nearby
town of McAllen a few days ago and publicly
demanded that the Federal Government activate
the National Guard in the border. To make matters worse
for the government a nearby Air Force Base has been taking
in those children with infections. We don't know the number.
I spoke to four teenagers from El Salvador that were been
sent by US
officials to their immediate families in
Washington, DC and a nearby town in Maryland. They were not
it just happened that that they had not seen
their parents for over ten years and things got so bad in
town that they decided to risk the
trip thru Mexico. Mexicans are generally not very nice to
Central Americans. Besides word got around that
that the US government couldn't send them back immediately
like they do
with Mexicans. One of the Airline workers
saw me talking to them and asked that I get away from them
knew them or was
related to them. So not much more could be found out by me.
If these children come to join their immediate family that
here in the US illegally for years I feel the humanitarian
thing to do
is allow them to join their loved ones. But it is obvious
and the President need to get together
on the illegal immigration and prevent it from becoming a
It will not go away and to ask for a secure border before
of status for the over ten million already in the country is
As I'm writing this the Children's Crusade
across the Rio Grande river is getting ready for another
migration. I suspect that just like many Middle Ages
Crusaders remained in the
Middle East and became Muslims, these children
will also remain here and become Americans. Not a bad event.
by Kaukab Siddique
It is Time to Change our thinking about Ramadan & go to the
Islam of the Prophet, pbuh
Did Muslims do Taraweehs like we do under the Prophet, pbuh,
and Abu Bakr, r.a.? No!
Remember Afghanistan and Fallujah, and now Palestine and
A top level Islamic scholar of modern times, Maulana Abu
'Ala Maudoodi, summed up his life time study of Ramadan in
"Fasting during Ramadan was made obligatory 18 months after
"Authentic hadith narratives prove that only during one
Ramadan the Prophet, pbuh, prayed tarawih in congregation on
three nights and then left it saying that "I am concerned
that this should not become obligatory for you,,,,,"
[Tafheem ul-Ahadith, by Syed Abul Ala' Maudoodi, volume 4,
p. 17 and p. 225. compiled by Abdul Wakeel Alavi, reprinted
7 times between 1998 and 2012.]
It should be added that neither the Qur'an nor the hadith
use the word "taraweeh." Praying extra after Isha prayers is
called "qayyam al-Lail" not taraweeh and can be prayed
during any month of the year though it is more emphasized in
So, why do we pray taraweeh throughout Ramadan? The Prophet,
pbuh, prayed these extra prayers after isha only in ONE
Ramadan for three days and then left it because, as he said,
people would think it is obligatory.
What do we do? We pray "taraweeh" EVERY night till the end
of Ramadan, either 8 units or 20, depending in ones School
of Thought [mazhab]..
So for a whole month, the enemies of Islam know that they
have a clear shot at Muslims EVERY NIGHT during Ramadan.
There will be no resistance..
Bush bombed Afghanistan during Ramadan. The anti war rallies
in Pakistan which had been on full blast petered out when
The same thing happened in Fallujah [Iraq]. Some of the
imams called the people to arms on mosque loudspeakers but
most did not. The Americans physically destroyed all of
NOW it is happening in Palestine where Iaraelis are on the
rampage, arresting people in their hundreds in the West
In Pakistan, a huge military force is entering North
Waziristan under cover of daily bombardments which have
evicted more than 500,000 Muslims, men, women, and children
from their homes, and killed more than 350 "militants."
Jamaate Islami, the biggest Islamic force in Pakistan has
announced that it will start its "movement" after
Now let's go through the texts of Islam:
Fasting through all of Ramadan was inaugurated 18 months
Taraweeh in CONGREGATION was prayed only in ONE Ramadan
by the Prophet, pbuh, and that too for only three
There were NO taraweehs in congregation during the
caliphate of Abu Bakr, the greatest sahabi,r.a.,and the
first adult male to accept the Prophet's message. The
Islamic state was in great danger from within Arabia, owing
to attacks by arrogant tribes with false "prophets," and
from outside by the major powers of the age, [Just like
Those who wanted to pray extra late at night, did so but not
CONTEXT is Essential:
Taraweeh in the present form appeared during the Caliphate
of Umar, r.a. At that time and following it in the times of
Usman, r.a., and then Muawiyyah, r.a., Islam had become a
superpower which had toppled the greatest empires of those
times, the Persian and the Roman. There was no problem with
praying in congregation every night. Muslims were powerful,
their numbers had grown huge and they were comfortable about
their way of life.
Umar, r.a., was a great mujtahid [Islamic thinker] and great
organizer. He did not like the confusion which arose from
large numbers of Muslims praying separately. Hence the
taraweeh prayers we have today.
Maudoodi emphasizes that the "taraweehs" which are actually
QAYYAM al-LAIL, are not obligatory but are sunnah owing to
the three times the Prophet, pbuh, prayed them.
ISNA supports the gay and lesbian lifestyle:
Largest U.S. Muslim Organization Supports LGBT
Kabul, Afghanistan: Ramadan 4
A martyrdom operator hit an air force bus in a high security
area of Kabul. Regime admits that 8 officers of the [US
installed] military were killed and 13 wounded.
Jerusalem, occupied Palestine: Ramadan 4.
Unarmed Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli
police after the body of a 17 year old Palestinian youth
murdered by Jewish settlers was found on a side street.
Israeli occupation forces killed 5 unarmed Palestinians and
arrested more than 1000 [including 300 children] in sweeps
through the West searching for 3 Israeli occupiers who were
killed by unknown fighters. Israeli carried our 30 air
strikes on Gaza.
[When will the Muslim world end its silence and retaliate
against the Jewish occupiers? Al-Aqsa is crying out to the
Muslim world: End the occupation! ] If Arabs are scared of
the Jews, at least give weapons to the Palestinians, say New
Iraq [and Syria] ; Ramadan 1
ISIS declared an Islamic caliphate in the territory it
controls from Aleppo in Syria to Mosul in Iraq. The shoora
of ISIS appointed Abu Bakar Baghdadi as Caliph.
Shi'ite military from Baghdad continued its attacks on
Tikrit for a 4th day but were beaten back again.
ISIS forces fought Shi'ite forces in a town south of Baghdad
killing 22 Baghdad troops. New American special forces have
arrived in Baghdad to support the US-installed regime. The
total now is 800 US troops.
A Russian jet fighter squadron has arrived in Baghdad to
press attacks on ISIS.
In the east, Islamic forces led by ISIS have reached Diyala
province on the Itranian frontier.
Ramadan 3. Abu Kamal on the Syria-Iraq border was captured
by ISIS after heavy fighting with Iraqi shite military.
Ramadan 4: ISIS forces took over Syria's biggest oil well
al-Omar in Deir az-Zur province after the rival Islamic
group al-Nusra withdrew without a fight.
Ramadan 5: ISIS has besieged the Syrian city of Deir az-Zur
but are not attacking it, hoping that Assad's troops in the
city will surrender after its supply route is cut off.
Ramadan 6: [Juma] A martyrdom operator hit the military
headquarters of Maliki regime at Owainat, south of Tikrit,
killing 12 and wounding 27. Al-Maliki's renewed attacks on
Tikrit have fizzled out and the city remains in Islamic
For all six days of Ramadan, Syria's Assad air force has
been dropping barrel bombs on communities across Syria
killing an average of 30 civilians every day. Assad's
forces have captured two small villages in the Aleppo area.
In some parts of Aleppo, Muslims after prayers swore
allegiance to the Islamic Caliphate led by Abu Bakr
Severe clashes between Assad's forces and al-Nusra and other
Islamic groups have taken place on the Damascus, Aleppo and
Quneitra areas. They fought each other to a stand still.
ISIS video: There is tremendous anti-ISIS propaganda on
Zionist/corporate media.. To know the other side of the
story, watch this video. ISIS gives details of its justice
system with specific examples:
Thinking outside the box
Islamic Caliphate Established by ISIS:
What does it Signify and will it survive?
by Kaukab Siddique
Caliphate is a requirement of Islam and is reflected in the
golden era of Islam under Abu Bakr, r.a. Umar, r.a., Usman,
r.a., [in all three of which Ali, r.a., participated as
adviser], Muawiyys, r.a., Abdullah ibn Zunair, r.a., and
Umar bin Abdul Aziz. Later caliphal regimes of the
Abbasids, the Seljuks, the Ayyubides, the Ummayeds in Spain
and the Ottomans reflected at least some of this glory.
Thus the Caliphate set up by ISIS is a re-enactment of one
of the greatest requirements of Islam.
It may be merely symbolic or the odds against it might be
too great; however, the very fact that it has been done is
of historic value and important for the future of Islam.
The propaganda coming out of the West proclaims the
uprisings in Syria and Iraq as "sectarian" and part of the
conflict between Shias and Sunnis. ISIS has belied this
claim by calling it the Islamic Caliphate, not a Sunni
caliphate. In Mosul, ISIS fighters went from door telling
citizens, including shias, that their rights will be
Secondly, the Caliphate has erased the border between Syria
and Iraq, thus putting an end to the colonial conspiracy of
Thirdly, ALL the oppressive powers have joined hands against
the caliphate. Both Iran and Saudi Arabia have come out
against the Caliphate, again proving its non-sectarian
nature The Saudis have never rallied their forces against
anyone, not even Israel, and here they are with 30,000
troops moved to the border with Iraq. To top it all, Israel
has offered to help all the Arab regimes against ISIS.
For the western powers, the Caliphate has come as a complete
surprise and a shock. USA has rushed 800 special forces to
Baghdad. Another US force is being placed in Irbil in the
northeast of Iraq. General Dempsey and Secretary of Defense
Hagel are coming up with a sophisticated plan to undermine
the Caliphate. According to General Dempsey, the US will
generate power through the Maliki regime to bomb the ISIS
forces. The US, General Dempsey said, is assessing the
situation to cope with the situation. USA is willing to work
with Iran [which already has forces in Baghdad].
USA hopes that the Iraqi Sunnis will turn against ISIS
because ISIS is strict in its application of Islam and takes
Qur'an and hadith LITERALLY. Dempsey said the US has to be
cautious because Islamic opposition to the West is massive
all the way from "South Asia" [meaning Pakistan?] through
the Middle East to Africa.
USA is giving $500 million to the westernized segment of
the opposition to Assad in Syria to fight against ISIS. Thus
the aim is to make Sunnis fight Sunnis. Very
ISIS's relations with other armed Islamic groups may be
self-destructive to ISIS if there is no flexibility on
On the positive side, Muslims around the globe are thrilled
with the re-emergence of the Caliphate. Reports indicate
that volunteers from numerous countries are rushing to join
the Caliphate. Significantly, the leader of the Caliphate
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is very humble and seeks no publicity
[sort of like Mullah Umar]. The announcement of the
Caliphate was made by Adnan, a Muslim from Chile in South
The commander of the fighting forces, Umar Shishani, is a
pious mujahid from Georgia [formerly a part of Russia.]
Most middle class Muslims, used to the dominance of the
West, think the Caliphate will not survive. They do not
realize that the Caliphate is a reality on the ground now
and even if this one is destroyed militarily by the West and
Iran, it will highly encourage other armed Islamic groups to
try and establish the Caliphate.
It is an ideal, a dream, a seeming impossibility. Will this
Abu Bakr be able to follow the example of the original Abu
Bakr, r.a., who faced seemingly impossible odds both from
internal tribes as well as from the superpowers of the
Inside the Gas Chambers
The Extermination of Mainstream Holocaust Historiography
By Carlo Mattogno
Since the early 1990s, critical historians have published a
steadily growing number of carefully investigated studies on
the so-called "Holocaust." Hence the orthodox historians,
usually paid by the government, were compelled to do
something against the rising tide of revisionist arguments.
Therefore, after a conference had been held in Germany to
discuss the matter, an anthology appeared in early 2011
under the aegis of the German historians Günter Morsch and
Bertrand Perz. It claims to refute the arguments of critical
Indicative for this study is, however, that revisionist
arguments are basically not address at all. Hardly any of
the many revisionist works which have appeared over the past
20 years is even mentioned.
In the present book, Italian scholar Mattogno mercilessly
exposes the embarrassing superficiality and dogmatic
ignorance of these historians. Over and over again it become
clear that their claims are in part utterly unfounded or are
frequently based on the distorted and disfigured use of
sources. Based on his unparalleled knowledge of the source
material, Mattogno aptly reduces the theses of the court
historians to absurdity. This book summarizes the arguments
for and against every single gas chamber claim made for any
of the German war time camps: Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno,
Dachau, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Natzweiler, Neuengamme,
Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, Sobibor, Stutthof and Treblinka.
Even the mystical "Gas Vans" are covered plus the euthanasia
centers at Bernburg, Brandenburg, Grafeneck, Hadamar,
Hartheim and Sonnenstein. This is the most comprehensive and
up-to-date summary of revisionist knowledge.
By means of this book, mainstream Holocaust historiography
has suffered a defeat which comes close to its intellectual
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China restricts Ramazan fasting in Xinjiang
A Chinese paramilitary policeman watches two Uighurs pass
the Grand Bazaar in China's Xinjiang province. — Photo by
BEIJING: China has banned civil servants, students and
teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from taking
part in Ramazan fasting, government websites said, prompting
condemnation from an exile group on Wednesday.
China's ruling Communist party is officially atheist, and
for years has restricted fasting in Xinjiang, home to the
mostly Muslim Uighur minority.
Xinjiang sees regular and often deadly clashes between
Uighurs and state security forces, and Beijing has blamed
recent deadly attacks elsewhere in China on militants
seeking independence for the resource-rich region.
Rights groups blame tensions on religious and cultural
restrictions placed on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities
in the vast area, which abuts Central Asia.
Several government departments posted notices on their
websites in recent days banning fasting during Ramazan,
which began this weekend. During the holy month, the
faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more
The commercial affairs bureau of Turfan city said on its
website Monday that "civil servants and students cannot take
part in fasting and other religious activities".
The state-run Bozhou Radio and TV university said on its
website that it would "enforce the ban on party members,
teachers, and young people from taking part in Ramazan
"We remind everyone that they are not permitted to observe a
Ramazan fast," it added.
A weather bureau in Qaraqash county in western Xinjiang said
on its website that "in accordance with instructions from
higher authorities", it "calls on all current and retired
staff not to fast during Ramazan".
A state office which manages the Tarim River basin posted
pictures of its staff wearing traditional Uighur "doppa"
caps tucking into a group meal on Saturday.
"Although the meal coincided with the Muslim festival of
Ramazan, the cadres who took part expressed a positive
attitude and will lead the non-fasting," it said.
China has in the past said that restrictions on fasting are
meant to ensure the health of government employees.
Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur
Congress, cited local sources as saying that authorities
encouraged Uighurs to eat free meals on Monday, and
inspected homes to check if the fast was being observed.
"China taking these kinds of coercive measures, restricting
the faith of Uighurs, will create more conflict," he
"We call on China to ensure religious freedom for Uighurs
and stop political repression of Ramadan. "
Just Returned from Central Africa: Heart-broken, but
Determined this Ramadan!
Dear Brothers & Sisters,
I was in Central Africa again and just returned last week. I
saw the tragedy, despair and starvation first hand in
I also realized, how fortunate we are and the fact that we
will be held accountable by Allah if we don't bring relief
and hope to these neglected people.
Alhamdulliah, with your kind donations we were able to visit
and offer relief to the Central Africa refugees again.
We delivered pre-Ramadan packages to more than 2,000 Central
African refugee families! The package contained a bag of
rice, sugar, cocking oil, 5 bars of soap, and a bag of
medicine. These items would help them through Suhur and
Iftar this Ramadan.
However, there are MANY more families left desperately
waiting for our contribution!
Donate URGENTLY, to help us feed the starving, fasting
Muslim refugees of Central Africa this Ramadan.
During my visits to different refugee camps, Imams mentioned
to me the need for portable mics and speakers for the Azan
of Fajr, Maghrib, and Taraweeh prayers as well. A good
portable mic and speaker costs around $350 and we will need
at least 10 of these.
As I visited the "school" for the refugee children in the
camp of Garoua Boulai, I was heart-broken to see that the
children had no access to any form of educational material.
With $4,500 we can Insha Allah build a school facility,
which would accommodate 600 to 800 children.
Please, pray for the voiceless Muslims of Central African
Please, Donate Now to support Mali Relief so we can deliver
urgent care supplies to the refugess in a timely fashion
"He who relieves a hardship of this Dunya (this earthly
life) for a believer, Allah will relieve a hardship of the
Day of Resurrection for him..." (Muslim)
Donate URGENTLY, to help us build a school and a Masjid, and
provide basic relief to the Central African refugees.
Imam Ousman Drame
Director, Mali Relief
Be part of this unique Muslim effort in the region and gain
incredible Ajr (reward) from Allah!
Can You Feed Iftar to the Refugees in Central Africa for
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Brief History of Conflict in Central Africa
From 1889 to 1960, France occupied the area and promoted
Christianity as a colonial power through missionaries.
There is no history of major conflict between animists,
Muslims, and Christians.
The first break in this peaceful co-existence came when the
country was subjected to the atrocities of the Lord's
Resistance Army, a Christian fundamentalist group - a sort
of Christian Taliban with its base in Uganda.
Then, for ten years, General Francois Bozizé, leader of an
all-Christian army, ran the country, while getting himself
elected as president.
His abuse of power, delaying elections, and corruption led
to general unrest, which gave rise to an alliance called the
Tribes not aligned with this military regime, especially
Muslims, were subject to institutionalized discrimination
and violence. Many joined the Séléka rebels, forcing the
government out in March 2013. They kept the old Prime
Minister, but installed a new president who happened to be a
Supporters of the fallen regime refused to accept the new
government and organized around "anti-balaka" militias,
stoking hatred against Muslims.
The CAR's most prominent imam and grand mufti, Oumar Layama
has stated that "It's not a religious war. It is a
political conflict." He did not hesitate to denounce the
tyranny of both the former Christian regime and the Séléka
Imam Layama and the Catholic Archbishop, Nzapalainga, both
have worked together to spread a message of inter-faith
harmony and calm tensions, but the conflict continues.
In December 2013, France sent 1,600 soldiers to the CAR.
They disarmed the Séléka rebels, but not the Christian
In January 2014, the CAR president resigned at the French
demand and a Christian president was installed.
French forces are accused of protecting France's nuclear
energy interests, while doing little to stop the continuing
ethnic cleansing of Muslims by Christian militias.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what French did in Ivory
Coast just a couple of years ago, which resulted in Muslims
singled out for violence and forced out of their homes.
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