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Obituary: [A great man: A great writer in Urdu- says Editor
Founder of Independent Pakistani Journalism, Majid Nizami
by Mohammed Anwar [Lahore]
My boss, respected Mr. Majid Nizami, Chief Editor,
Nawa-i-Waqt Group died today i.e. 27th Ramazan (26th July
2014). May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and bestow
him Jannat-ul-Firdous. Ameen.
I request every Facebook user Muslim to pray for the
departed soul of Mr. Majid Nizami. Jazak Allah
On July 25, Jamaate Islami Pakistan organized rallies in
major Pakistani cities to support Gaza and condemn Israel.
The new ameer Sirajul Haq urged the UN to declared Israel a
terrorist entity. He called for a declaration of jihad
globally against Israel. He called on Muslim oil rich
countries to withdraw funds from US banks if it continues
supporting Israel. For earlier report scroll down.
July 27: Israel renewed its assault on Gaza after a 12 hour
Imam Badi Ali Calls on Muslims to fulfill their Obligation
On July 25, Imam Badi Ali led a third rally for Gaza in
Greensboro, North Carolina. Not only was it well attended,
the North Carolina media saw all the facebook and related
information coming out of the three rallies and realized
that the masses are with Gaza.
Here are the points made to New Trend just now [July 27] by
Imam Badi Ali:
Helping Gaza is not optional for Muslims but an
obligation. It's not a favor but a duty. Masjid al-Aqsa is
there. Genocide of Muslims is in progress. Innocents are
being slaughtered by the powerful, ruthless, Zionist
People ask how can we help Gaza. The answer is that Allah
made Adam the Khalifa fil ard [vicegerent on earth]. He gave
us the responsibility . It is our task to fulfill the
responsibility and to find solutions. Don't wait to be
Large demonstrations have taken place in the West Bank
and the Israelis have killed 6 demonstrators. But one big
demonstration is not enough in West Bank. We are one nation.
Gaza has put its blood and its children on the line. West
Bank can't just demonstrate and go home as if they have done
In America, our battle is with Zionism, a savage, racist
cult. Jamaat al-Muslimeen and others have taken the lead to
defeat Zionism on the social media. We must make people
aware of the blood of the innocents shed by the Zionists.
Make it real. Work harder on the social media.
Look at our children in Gaza. How strong they are though
surrounded by death and destruction. We have the Qur'an and
the Sunnah and we are proving our allegiance to Allah with
our blood. Honor the martyrs of Gaza. Honor the truth of
Qur'an and Sunnah.
Why are many mosques silent? Why are we not challenging
the emirates in the Gulf and the Saudis and Sissi and all
the dictators and tyrants who are supporting the
Thank you dear Muslims for the demonstration in London at
the Emirates Gulf embassy.
We need fatwas against the corrupt rulers, the Sissis,
the emiratis, the tyrants silent about Gaza. We hail the
fatwa by Shaykh Muhammad ad-Dudui against the Gulf
Dear brothers and sisters: the children of Gaza have given
their blood. Ask yourself what you can give.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York
Rally for Gaza in Time Square, the Stronghold of Zionism
by Br. Abu Talib
I attended a rally and demonstration on Friday in Times
Square for Palestine.
There were thousands of people from various communities
especially Palestine and others.
We gave out cards on Palestine and also the New Trend to the
People and also in the Mosque.
The chant was Palestine will be free and also lots of
Palestine flags were flying high in the streets of
Crowds also went to Israel's Consulate.
We as Muslims must support our brothers who are suffering
from the hand of the Zionists..
Other chants by the People were Zionism is Racism and the
So the Jamaat al-Muslimeen had a presence at this rally
Jamaat al-Muslimeen activity in White Marsh, Maryland.
Special Issue on Gaza Distributed to 100 Muslims.
On July 25, after Juma' Jamaat literature was given to 100
people, mostly Arabs, Africans and Pakistanis.
The articles included Imam Badi Ali's message, Photo of
rally in Greensboro, Br. Kaukab's khutba on Palestine,
Egypt's Shame, Turkish leader Erdogan's denunciation of
Israel, Massive demonstration in Sudan for Gaza [Photo].
Via Imam Badi Ali
Gaza: by Muhammad Hammadi
A Fitting Response to Israeli Propaganda which appears on US
Media every day.
[New Trend comment: Excellent! Deserves widespread
distribution! Best comment I've seen yet]:
"To the Zionist trolls who continue bringing up their top
four most absurd arguments to justify these latest
"Hamas fired 1,394 rockets at Israel!"
How many rockets, missiles, tank shells, cluster bombs,
white phosphorous bombs, bullets, cannons and grenades has
Israel unleashed on the Palestinians? It's a sad situation
and only reflective of the evident bias when you can count
to the 3rd decimal point the number of Hamas projectiles but
be completely clueless about Israel's arsenal.
"Israel is defending itself. What would you do if someone
was firing rockets at your country?!"
A: If I occupied a people, placed a crippling trade and
economic embargo on them, placed them under siege,
humiliated them daily via military and police checkpoints,
controlled their water and electricity, constructed
apartheid "Jewish-only roads", shot their children, bombed
their schools, mosques and businsses, illegally seized their
lands, destroyed their crops, demolished their homes, threw
thousands of them in dungeons and treated them like
sub-humans and they fired rockets at me - I would probably
stop doing all of the above.
Secondly, Israel has been mass murdering the Palestinians
for over 60 years - long before any rockets were fired and
long before Hamas was even in existence. So this is nothing
but a fallacy designed to deflect the reality of the
situation and mislead others. Finally, Israel's
indiscriminate use of heavy weaponry in civilian areas is a
war crime, not self defense.
"This is Hamas's fault, they use human shields. Israel
doesn't target civilians!"
A: Excuse me, when you launch an unbridled, indiscriminate
attack from warships, fighter jets, tanks, artillery and
helicopters on a CIVILIAN AREA - what do you expect to find
there - breakdancing hobbits? When you attack civilian
areas, you kill civilians. It's not Advanced Chinese
Gaza is the most densley populated place on earth. It's an
open air prison. So when Israel fires into these areas it is
going to kill and maim people every time.
Secondly, according to the Israeli Human Rights group, Beit
Selem which tracks both Israel and Palestinian deaths,
dozens of children as young as 4 years old were killed with
gunshot wounds to the HEAD AND CHEST. Not to mention the
videos coming through showing snipers killing rescuers.
Bombing ambulances and hospitals also has to be the most
cowardly thing a military could do. So I'm afraid this
"doesn't target civilians" statement doesn't hold up the
"Israel is the most moral and humane army in the world.
Who else calls/texts people and drops leaflets warning them
to evacuate before a pending attack?"
I love this one.
"Please be notified in 5 minutes, we are going to destroy
In other words, Israel publicly announces to thousands of
civilians their full intent to perpetrate yet another war
crime and you're asking us to somehow acknowledge this as
some type of humane gesture? The gall.
How about a rapist or murderer "notify" their victims by
sending them text messages/leaflets that they're coming
shortly to rape and murder them - does it make it any less
perverse? If this is the level of desperation Zionists and
their sympathisers have stooped to, then it's little wonder
public opinion is God willing, starting to turn against
As for "evacuating"...
Have you seen a map of Gaza? If so, could you please explain
to me where the Palestinians are supposed to "evacuate" to?
To the north and east, they are blocked by Israeli walls and
military checkpoints. To the south is Egypt's closed
crossing thanks to Israel's slave, Sissy. To the west is the
Mediterranean Sea. So what do they do, swim for it and hope
they can make it to Cyprus or Turkey before Israel "defends
itself" again and machine guns them all in the water?
Go to a UN shelter? Wait, they tried that already TWICE -
once in Qana, Lebanon and once in Gaza a few years ago and
Israel "defended itself" by bombing the shelters massacring
a total of 352 civilians. Add to this, Israel's naval and
air forces who have killed thousands of people are
constantly patrolling the areas. They are surrounded from
every imaginable direction and you sit from the comfort of
your sofa sipping $8 coffee then froth at the mouth
demanding they evacuate.
Have a nice day. "
Zionists can't fool African American scholars.
Top level scholar Dr. Wilmer Leon admonishes President Obama
on foreign policy.
Appeal to Help the Children of Africa.
As Salaamu Alaikum Dear Believers:
As we approach the end of this Blessed month of Ramadan,
please consider making a donation to this cause of feeding
many needy people in communities and on the streets of Addis
Ababa, Dessie town, and more towns, inshallah, in
Attached are glimpses of what we have done with the help of
believers over the past three years. Inshallah, we will make
thisjourney at the end of this year and video our program.
We will need your help ONLY with the actual feeding and/or
the funds inside sealed envelopes for hand-to-hand
distribution as we have done in the past. No administrative
costs are being solicited from you.
Please feel free to address any concerns to me at this email
Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Thank you for your help in this endeavor and may Allah Bless
you tenfold, inshallah. RAMADAN MUBARAK!
Jamaat al Muslimeen
Two items from Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York
Rebuttal of NY Times Article on 12 Hour Cease Fire
Dear Michael R. Gordon:
Your article on the 12 hour cease-fire is more detailed than
others I would read in local New York newspapers; however,
it was missing key information about the reason for this
conflict. The first mistake was to equate Hamas' retaliation
to Israel's rockets. Every top weapon Israel owns was given
to them by the United States government, while Hamas has
obtained more inferior weaponry!
The issue between the Palestinians and the Israelis is that
Palestine is under occupation by the Israelis. It was taken
by force with the help of the American, French and British
military. As far as the Palestinians are concerned there
will always be conflict as long as Israelis continue to
occupy and control Palestine. Your article makes no mention
of the Israeli occupation being the reason for this
It is obvious that you believe that Israel is the legitimate
entity and that the Palestinians are the rebble rousers. I
came to this conclusion when I noticed your reference to
Israel's military as "The Military."
This cease-fire is only 12 hours yet, Israeli-Occupiers
still want to carry out the same activities that caused
Hamas to feel threatened in the first place: Destruction of
some tunnels. So, in essence, there really isn't a
cease-fire. There would still be on-going military action on
Without knowing the ultimate reason behind this conflict and
why there are Palestinian protests, readers will not get a
deeper understanding of why these conflicts continue to
Extremely Rich Israel Supporter boycotting Turkey.
New York City - On July 23rd, The Morton Williams
Supermarkets k announced it is no longer selling items from
the country of Turkey, effective immediately. This is in
response to the Turkish government's recent boycott of
Israeli products. Morton Williams is an upscale supermarket
comprising of 11 stores. Note: I cannot believe that Muslim
countries import ANY Israeli products!
Morton Sloan is the owner of Morton Williams Supermarkets.
His family at one time owned 75 supermarkets under various
names (Sloan's, Red Apple, Food City, etc...) at one time
throughout New York City.
According to Morton Sloan: "Israel is the one true democracy
in the Middle East trying to survive against hostile
neighbors seeking its destruction. Turkey, by siding with
those who would destroy Israel, deserves our condemnation.
We will lift our own boycott of Turkish products when
Erdogan changes his anti-Semitic course."
Morton Williams is one supermarket to boycott. The Sloan
Family have since sold most of their other supermarkets to
various corporations. (Story courtesy of CBSNewYork.com)
Courtesy famous revisionist scholar Mark Weber.
Israel Has Discovered It's No Longer Easy To Get Away With
Murder In Age Of Social Media
Mira Bar Hillel - The Independent (Britain)
... What a difference a few years of developing technology
can make. The Gaza atrocities are now being reported on a
constant basis by eyewitnesses, be they professional
correspondents representing major media organisations, or
amateur locals under fire. Because all you need is a mobile
phone and a Twitter account. It is those devices which
brought us heart-rending images - some too horrific to be
shown on television - of children with their limbs or half a
head blown off. Children covered in shrapnel wounds
screaming for dead parents; surviving parents carrying tiny
bodies. Sights which caused the battle-hardened BBC
correspondent Lyse Doucet to sob during a live
US Foreign Policy -Wrong Side of History, Wrong Side of
What Americans need to Undertand!
By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III
"Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel's right to
exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine's. The United
States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli
settlements. This construction violates previous agreements
and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for
these settlements to stop. Israel must also live up to its
obligations to ensure that Palestinians can live, and work,
and develop their society. And just as it devastates
Palestinian families, the continuing humanitarian crisis in
Gaza does not serve Israel's security; neither does the
continuing lack of opportunity in the West Bank. Progress in
the daily lives of the Palestinian people must be part of a
road to peace, and Israel must take concrete steps to enable
such progress." President Obama - Cairo 2009
A very interesting and powerful vote took place at the UN on
Wednesday July 23. The UN Human Rights Council voted 29 to 1
to launch a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war
crimes in Israel's Gaza offensive against the Palestinians.
The lone dissenter in the vote was the United States.
Nineteen countries, mostly European abstained. According to
East Idaho News US State Department deputy spokesperson
Marie Harf said, " the country (US) had no issue being the
sole vote against the commission, adding that the U.S. will
continue to stand up for Israel, "even if it means standing
Very few if any mainstream American news outlets or sources
reported on this damning vote. In the country where freedom
of the press and an independent news media are supposed to
carry the day, a biased misrepresentation of this ongoing
conflict continues by omission and commission to distort
American's perspectives on the Palestinian's ongoing
struggle for autonomy and human rights.
An investigation into alleged war crimes is a very serious
investigation. "War Crime" is defined as "a crime (as
genocide or maltreatment of prisoners) committed during or
in connection with war". The US government's blind and
blanket support of Israel's acts of genocide against the
Palestinian people will prove to be on the wrong side of
history and judging by the latest UN vote, in conflict with
the rest of the world.
Genocide is defined as "the deliberate and systematic
destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group".
According to Press TV , Ayelet Shaked an Israeli politician
and parliament member of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home
party recently called for the slaughter of Palestinian
mothers who give birth to "little snakes." They have to die
and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot
bear any more terrorists... are all our enemies and their
blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the
mothers of the dead terrorists." Shaked's comments
accurately describe the actions being taken by the Israeli
government. Reacting to Shaked's remarks, the Turkish
premier, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Israel's policy in Gaza
is no different than Hitler's mentality.
Americans need to understand that the basis of Israel's
attacks on and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians is not
security, its bigotry and racism. It is the bigotry, racism
and oppression that make Israel less secure. Palestinians
are forcibly resisting the oppression and genocide that the
Israeli government is imposing upon them. In February 2014
the Israeli Knesset passed a bill that explicitly
distinguishing between Muslim and Christian Palestinian
citizens of Israel. Reports show that vast amounts of
Israel's territory are restricted for the use of Jews only,
often on lands expropriated from Palestinians. There, two
separate legal systems; one for Jews and one for Arabs and a
two-tier transportation system. There are separate roads in
the West Bank that only Jews are allowed to drive on. These
realities are not being reported on in mainstream American
President Obama was correct in 2009 when he stated that the
US cannot accept the continued construction of "settlements"
and Israel must ensure that Palestinians can develop their
own society. However, for some reason the US continues to
accept and encourage these atrocities. Contrary to the
president's statements in 2009, the ongoing actions of his
administration continue to allow Israel to violate
international and US law, two of which are the U.S. Foreign
Assistance and Arms Export Control Acts. Both of these make
it illegal to export defense articles and/or services to any
country unless they are used "solely for internal security"
or "legitimate self-defense".
No one can reasonably argue that the asymmetrical nature of
the Israeli incursion into Gaza is legitimate. Regardless of
how many times Israeli PM Netanyahu says it is and no matter
how many times President Obama says that "Israel has the
right to defend itself", Israel's actions are illegal and
immoral. According to 22 U.S. Code § 2304 - Human rights and
security assistance - "no security assistance may be
provided to any country the government of which engages in a
consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally
recognized human rights. Security assistance may not be
provided to the police, domestic intelligence, or similar
law enforcement forces of a country, and licenses may not be
issued under the Export Administration Act of 1979 [50 App.
U.S.C. 2401 et seq.]"
There is another issue surrounding these atrocities that
must be addressed. The deafening silence of leadership
within the African American community is unacceptable. The
NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, and other
organizations should be front-and-center in condemning the
Israeli government's actions and the Obama administration's
support and encouragement of them. Their arguments should be
based upon the immoral basis Israel's actions, violations of
US and international law, and that American taxpayer dollars
should not go to a country that is engaging in ethnic
cleansing. The African American community was vocal, active
and on the right side of history regarding South Africa, but
silent in Rwanda and Somalia. Our voices should be heard on
It is important to remember that while leadership within the
African American community remains conspicuously silent
regarding the Palestinian-Israeli issue, Israel supported
the apartheid regime in South Africa. According to Professor
Juan Cole, "The Israeli government had extremely warm
relations with Apartheid South Africa, to the point where
Tel Aviv offered the Afrikaners a nuclear weapon."
In his book Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice Dr. Clarence
Lusane writes, "...in the aftermath of WWII, one of the most
significant developments in terms of race and U.S. Foreign
policy was the emergence of a much stronger and vocal
African American voice in U.S. foreign relations." Today,
that voice is conspicuously absent from the narrative and
innocent men, women and children continue to die because of
it. Lusane wrote the following in the context of the rise of
Powell and Rice and their promotion of US imperialism and
hegemony but I believe that it also applies to the deafening
silence referenced above, "For many around the world, it
appears that a progressive black American foreign policy
agenda and consensus, which has existed for centuries, has
eroded if not disappeared altogether."
President Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace on the
shoulders of Dr. Ralph Bunch (1950), ironically for his
mediation of a conflict in Palestine in the late 1940's and
the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964). In his
acceptance speech, President Obama said, "I receive this
honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award
that speaks to our highest aspirations - that for all the
cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners
of fate. Our actions matter and can bend history in the
direction of justice."
Mr. President, take action that reflects "our highest
aspirations". Don't become a mere prisoner of fate or of
Netyanyahu. Yes, our actions do matter and our inaction is
resulting in great cruelty and hardship for the Palestinian
people. We cannot stand for the slaughter of innocent men,
women and children. Your administration's policy towards the
Palestinians is on the wrong side of history and on the
wrong side of world opinion.
Dr. Wilmer Leon is the Producer/ Host of the Sirius/XM
Satellite radio channel 110 call-in talk radio program
"Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon" Go to
www.wilmerleon.com or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.twitter.com/drwleon and Dr. Leon's Prescription at
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Act Locally, Think Globally
Police Brutality in Baltimore True image of Oppression in
Tyrone West Anniversary Protest
By Nadrat Siddique
Special to the New Trend
July 18, 2014
Baltimore, MD -- Tyrone West was a tall, dreadlock-sporting
Baltimore native who grew up on the city's east side. He
loved his family, sporty cars, and his artwork, and had a
joie de vivre about him. On July 18, 2013, Tyrone's life was
snuffed out, when he made one "wrong" maneuver in the
vicinity of Kitmore and Kelway Road, not far from Morgan
State University. Police noticed him driving under the speed
limit as he went over a speed hump on a quiet side street
(Kelway), and stopped him. They pulled him out of his
vehicle, it is said, by the locks and started beating him.
According to the States Attorney's report, they hit him with
batons on the knees to get him down. However, eyewitnesses
report far greater use of force, saying Tyrone was
surrounded by a "sea of blue" and that police continued to
punch and to kick him even after he was already down. When
it was over, Tyrone lay dead. He had not been charged with a
crime, arraigned, tried, or convicted. He was a victim of a
police force of control and unaccountable to the People.
Ten to fifteen police officers, including a Morgan State
University police officer, were identified as participating
in the murder. None of them was suspended or fired. The
States Attorney Gregg Bernstein, known for his racially
predicated prosecutions--and withholding of
prosecutions--did a perfunctory investigation and found the
officers had acted according to police protocol. Despite a
plethora of eyewitness testimony supporting the view that
excess force had been used against Tyrone, not a single
indictment of a police officer was handed down in the case,
leading many to surmise that the police were above the law
in Baltimore (as in many other major cities). When Bernstein
was unseated in the subsequent election by a relatively
underfunded and lesser known challeger, many said the West
case had been a determining factor--one one-sided
prosecution too many. In the meantime, Tyrone's murder still
went unprosecuted and the medical examiner's office
continued to withhold the complete autopsy report.
On the one-year anniversary of Tyrone's murder, activists
and supporters of the West family rallied at the site of the
murder. The event was called by the family and facilitated
by a local grassroots collective called the Baltimore Bloc.
The activists included young and old; Muslim, Christian,
Jew, and atheist; Black American, Asian, African, Caucasian,
and Native American; students, blue-collar workers, health
care workers, attorneys, candidates for office, and even a
The candidates included David Anthony Wiggins (Baltimore
City Sheriff candidate, running on a platform against police
brutality and judicial corruption, and for the empowerment
of the People); Russell Neverdon, Sr., (candidate for States
Attorney); and Duane G. Davis (candidate for Lieutenant
Governor). Wiggins, Neverdon, and Del. Jill P. Carter
(Maryland House of Delegates) spoke, expressing solidarity
with the family.
Wiggins promised that when elected Sheriff, he would
prosecute police engaging in abuses such as that against
Tyrone West, as this was a power endowed to the Sheriff
(Editor's note: Sadly, the standing Sheriff, Anderson, in
office for decades, has never employed it in defense of his
constituents, who, like West, are brutalized by police or
otherwise abused by corrupt government officials).
Several Christian preachers, including Baltimore's social
conscience Rev. Heber Brown III (Pleasant Hope Baptist
Church), Rev. Kinji Scott, and Rev. C.D. Witherspoon, were
present. Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen, in Baltimore's Govens
neighborhood, sent its imam, Dr. Kaukab Siddique, mosque
administrator Ashira Na'im, and a contingent of half a dozen
others to "stand with the family of Tyrone West and all
victims of police brutality." Red Emmas', a well known
Peoples' bookstore, was also well represented at the
Baltimore native Abdul Salaam, a Muslim, was beaten by
police in a manner very similar to Tyrone West just 17 days
prior to the latter's murder. Salaam, a soft-spoken,
slightly built man, addressed the crowd briefly. He
described how he had passed police conducting a stop near
his home. The cops followed him home, pulled him out of his
car, and attacked and beat him in his own driveway, in front
of his 3-year old child. They claimed he was not wearing a
seat belt (he has steadfastly maintained that he was wearing
one). Salaam was body slammed to the ground twice at the
start of the attack, hogtied (with his hands and feet behind
his back), and beat further. He was never charged with a
He eventually ran across the West family at one of their
weekly protests, dubbed "West Wednesday," and was shocked to
find the similarities between their story and his. Most
alarming was the fact that the two police officers who beat
him--Chapman and Ruiz--were among those who had participated
in the murder of Tyrone West. Both families were befuddled
as to why the officers had been allowed to continue on the
police force after attacking Abdul Salaam. If normal
judicial procedure had been followed, they would have been
removed after the attack on Abdul Salaam, and hence been
unable to participate in the attack on Tyrone West. Abdul
Salaam and the West family have since joined forces and
filed a civil suit against the police.
Initially torn by whether or not to hold the event at the
very spot where the murder occurred, with all its horrific
associations, the West family eventually decided to proceed
with it. Despite the emotional toll involved, the family
felt they owed it to Tyrone to come together at the very
spot where a completely gratuitous act of savagery took his
innocent life. They released black balloons, shared Tyrone's
beautiful art, received messages of solidarity, said
prayers, and marched. They left just before sunset with the
awareness that their beloved Tyrone had not been
© 2014 Nadrat Siddique
Muslims are Poorly Defended & Easily Proven Guilty by
Azamat Tazhayakov found guilty of tossing backpack
Even though Azamat's lawyers argued that it was his friend,
Dias Kadyrbayev, who removed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack
containing fireworks from his University of
Massachusetts-Dartmouth dorm room, jurors on Monday, July
21, 2014 found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of conspiracy and
obstruction of justice. Azamat was however found not guilty
regarding the laptop, which was also removed from Dzhokhar's
dorm room and kept at Azamat and Dias' New Bedford home
until it was handed over to the FBI. The jury agreed with
prosecutors that both men shared in the decision to remove
the items and get rid of them to hide evidence. Dias' trial
will begin in early September. A third friend, Robel
Phillipos, charged with lying to investigators, will be
tried in late September. The seven men and five women on the
jury deliberated for three days.
"My fellow jurors were 100 percent dedicated to doing our
job," a juror told legal commentator David Frank, "and that
was taking everything else out of consideration and focusing
on just the law." The juror also mentioned that the jurors
were at 11-1 in favor of guilt that morning before the lone
holdout had a change of heart.
Azamat's defense, like most lawyers representing Muslim
clients in the US, did not defend the innocence of their
client as strenuously as they could have, because they
relied on the Constitutional burden of proof being upon the
government prosecutors. Traditionally, it is enough to show
that the prosecution has a flimsy case.
However, when the defendant is a Muslim tied into a terror
case, his innocence needs to be demonstrated to the jury,
and sometimes social studies lessons by testifying experts
for cultural context are even needed. None of this happened
in Azamat's trial. Perhaps it didn't seem necessary because
the government witnesses all made Azamat sound like the
nicest guy in the world. Still, the defense relied too much
on this intellectual subtlety.
"We were all shocked when the prosecution rested and the
defense immediately rested," the juror said. "We were like,
'You're not going to put a defense on?' They didn't call a
single character witness. Someone said, 'Who could they have
called?' How about a professor? How about a neighbor? They
called no one."
As the jury announced the verdicts, Azamat put his hands
over his face and shook his head. His father, Ismagoulov
remained stoic while his mother, Tuyrsynai sobbed loudly,
rocking his little sister Almira. Azamat's parents fought
hard for him to get a fair and speedy trial. They were in
the courtroom at every hearing. His mother often nursed
Almira under a shawl to keep her quiet.
According to reporter Kevin Cullen, "She grabbed their
2-year-old daughter, Almira, put her on her lap, then
covered Almira with a brightly covered scarf, as if to
shield her from what was about to happen... In that moment
before the verdict was read, in that brief slice of silence,
the tinny voice of Almira leaked from beneath the scarf: she
"Azamat's mother speaks no English, and her reaction was
delayed, as she listened to the translation. The
translator's words spilled from her headset and she bent
forward, as if she'd been punched. She dropped the scarf,
and Almira stared up, uncomprehending.
Tuyrsynai rocked back and forth, keening. Almira climbed
down and grabbed the headset her mother had dropped. She put
the headset on, as if it would help her understand what was
making her mother cry. No longer a cloak, the scarf became a
handkerchief, and Tuyrsynai daubed her eyes. 'Mama,' Almira
said, looking up, smiling. Her innocence stood in stark,
striking contrast to what the jury just decided her brother
Tazhayakov faces a possible 20-year prison sentence for
obstruction of justice and a five-year maximum for
conspiracy but the defense will ask for time served, which
would be 1 1/2 years by the time of sentencing, which is
scheduled for October 16, 2014.
The jury may have been influenced by a surveillance video
taken the day after the Boston Marathon bombings, which
shows Azamat walking with Dzhokhar into the student gym and
exiting later. They both appear relaxed and acting normal.
However, the video when released to the public received
harsh reviews from outraged people assuming the guilt of the
bombing suspect, accusing Dzhokhar of having a "smirk" on
his face. The intent of the video was to demonstrate his
friendship with Azamat.
"Aza is a good kid and he has no priors. I expect the
friends will all have to serve some time. They all committed
crimes and there is no way around that. Even if they are
only found guilty of lesser charges, they are legit charges.
So pray for his family. Send him kind, comforting words. And
be patient," urged an anonymous friend.
One of Azamat's lawyers, Nicholas Wooldridge, said he will
ask the judge to sentence his client to time served. He
suggested to the media that the jurors were under pressure
to render a verdict against Azamat.
One Million People Ejected by Pakistani Military are
Islamic leader rejects regime Propaganda that they are being
LAHORE, July 24: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul
Haq, has said that the revelations about the notorious NRO
adopted during the PPP rule made it clear that the country's
affairs were decided not at home but in Washington and New
Talking to the media at Mansoora Thursday, he said that the
PPP and the PML were two sides of the same coin and were
competing with each other in US slavery.
To a question about PTI rally on the Independence Day, he
said he believed that Imran Khan did not want an end of
democracy. He was also sure there wont be martial law in the
country again as no army chief would dare to take over while
the country was confronted with numerous problems. However,
he said the US considered this country as its 51 state and
the statements from some US officials about military rule
could indicate there was something wrong some here.
While condemning Israel's continued bombings in Gaza, the JI
chief appealed to the Arab world to pull out its wealth
lying in American banks and use its petrol as a weapon in
order to stop US from supporting the Zionist state's
hostilities against the Palestinians. He appealed to the
people to join the protest rallies being staged by the JI
tomorrow to express solidarity with the Palestinians. He
urged the people to extend all out moral and financial
support for their Palestinian brethren.
He said it was PTI's democratic right to stage a rally on
the Independence Day. He said JI and some other parties also
supported Imran Khan's demand that the elections should be
free and transparent and the Election Commission should be
autonomous and impartial. He said, had the government
accepted Imran Khan's demand for recounting of votes in four
NA constituencies, the situation would not have gone that
far. However, he said, there should not be any ugly
happening on the Independence Day.
The JI chief said that the IDPs issue was getting more and
more serious. Around one million people had moved out from
their homes in the present hot weather and their problems
and difficulties could not be explained in words. He said
the federal and the provincial governments had failed to
handle the IDPs. He said the federal government should have
made arrangements for such a large number of the IDPs.
Sirajul Haq also pointed out that more than one hundred
thousand people had crossed over to Afghanistan where there
were strong networks of anti- Pakistan agencies, RAW and
Israel agencies. If these agencies were successful in
winning over some of these people, the results would be
disastrous, he added.
Asked about efforts for friendship with India, he said all
talk in this respect was a fraud as both the governments
fully realized that relations between the two states could
not be normalized unless the Kashmir issue was solved.
India: Major Indian City in flames: Muslims fight back: July 27
Saharanpur remains tense after communal clashes, forces rushed
NEW DELHI: Around 600 paramilitary force personnel have been
sent to Uttar Pradesh by the Centre to maintain law and
order situation in the state in the wake of violence in
"Saharanpur is burning. The communal ambiance created by the
elections has engulfed the whole nation. In Saharanpur it
started after Sikhs tried to build a building on a disputed
place. Sikhs and Muslims attacked each other's shops. It all
happened very close to our house in Saharanpur. Dozens of
shops have been burnt belonging top both communities, dozens
of vehicles destroyed. The numbers confirmed 3 dead but my
sources tell the figure is 7. It was all boiling since
Muzaffarnagar riots last year, which is the adjacent town.
In a country where communal riots bring political dividends,
this will continue to happen. Next few months are crucial
for the world as well as for India. May Allah restore peace!
We planned to go to Saharanpur tomorrow to be able to
celebrate Eid with our parents, but we have to cancel it." -
Eye witness account [Via IMRC]
Heavy Fighting in Syria: 1100 of Assad's forces wiped out in 10 days.
On July 26, ISIS captured Syrian army base Division 17 north
of Raqqa province near Turkey. At least 85 Syrian troops
were killed, some of them beheaded for crimes against women.
ISIS fighters have spread out in the countryside to evade
Assad's air attacks.
Syrian Observatory for human rights has monitored the heavy
losses Assad is now suffering. At least 1100 of his troops
have been killed, in ten days, including regular army,
Alawite militia, Hizbullah and Shias from Iraq. They were
killed in numerous small battles all the way from Damascus
to Aldeppo and inland in Homs and Hama.
The main fighters were from ISIS, al-Nusra and many smaller
Top Level Hearing of US Congress Against ISIS
by Kaukab Siddique
Determination to Destroy Islamic Caliphate physically & to
Undermine its credibility
One of the longest foreign policy hearings of the US
Congress, two and a half hours, was held in Washington, DC,
on July 23. It was broadcast uncut a second time on C-Span
on July 24.
Here are the main points of the hearing:
Both Democrats and Republicans were unanimous in
condemnation of ISIS. They see it as a threat not only Iraq
and Syria but to the whole region and ultimately to the
The Republicans indulged in their usual blame game,
accusing the Obama administration of not bombing ISIS when
it was not so strong and the al-Maliki regime was urging the
US to do so.
Officials of the Obama administration rebutted the
Republicans by pointing out that no one foresaw the
landslide victory of ISIS and bombing requests from
al-Maliki if accepted would have convinced Sunnis that the
US is not their friend.
ISIS is coming out of Syria and the situation in Syria is
xso complicated that it would not wise for the US to
Republicans also attacked Obama's withdrawal of American
forces from Iraq. Democrats pointed out that large
pro-Maliki forces had been trained and armed and seen as
capable of fighting well before the US withdrew.
Both sides mourned the fact that the ISIS attack on Mosul
was so ferocious that FOUR DIVISIONS of the Iraqi army fled
after suffering heavy casualties. They left behind the heavy
weaponry which the US had provided them. These are now in
the hands of ISIS.
Both sides agreed that the declaration of the Islamic
Caliphate and its leadership by al-Baghdadi is intolerable
as is the ending of the borders between Iraq and Syria.
Obama administration assured the Democrats and the
Republicans that the US took immediate steps to put an end
to ISIS advances. These are:
Work on the Iraqi Sunnis to assure them of their rightful
place in Iraq. This would take away public support from
ISIS. Unfortunately al-Maliki is sectarian and this will be
More than 700 US Special Forces were immediately brought
to Baghdad to "advise" al-Maliki and to guard the US
embassy. Some forces are also sent to Irbil [north east
US carries out aerial surveillance of ISIS and the
information is passed on to the Maliki regime which carries
out air strikes, specially on Mosul. Tikrit and
The al-Maliki regime attempt to take back Tikrit from
ISIS was a complete failure after a week of fighting but
attempts will continue.
ISIS is attacking Christians, burning churches, telling
Christians to accept Islam or be killed.
Iran is very close to the al-Maliki government. This
creates problems for the US. How to stop Iranian influence
is an issue.
The US supports the Iranian rebels known as MeK and
these are cooped up in a camp in Iraq. Congress supports
these elements who are known as terrorists in Iran.
New Trend response about ISIS and Christians in Iraq.
It is understandable that both sides in USA are united
against the Caliphate and want to defeat ISIS. Throughout
history, western powers have seen Caliphate as a threat and
were relieved to see the end of the Ottoman caliphate.
It is understandable that borders were created in the Muslim
world by western powers. ISIS ending the borders is seen as
an end to western hegemony and naturally will be opposed by
The only issue which needs to be clarified is that of the
Christians. Delegates connected to the Christians seem to
have misinformed the US government and have tried to inflame
US public opinion.
Mosul and other parts of Iraq have been CONQUERED by Isis.
ISIS has not done any harm to the people of the land it has
conquered. Compare with what the western powers did when
they conquered Germany and Japan. EVERY German woman, from 8
to 80 was raped. Millions of Germans were put into
concentration camps and allowed to get sick and die.
Hundreds of German troops,SS and others, held as prisoners
were simply executed.
In Japan, the situation was so bad that the Japanese
organized their OWN women in groups to be offered for sex to
US troops to avoid random and mass rape by the
Look at Iraq itself: US forces wiped out entire towns and
then rebuilt them to allow back citizens with US permission.
Mosques were desecrated. Remember the photos we published of
US troops camping in a mosque in full gear? Tens of
thousands of young Iraqis were rounded up and imprisoned
indefinitely. Rape was common. Abeer and her family were
raped and burned alive. And then think of Abu Ghraib which
became a place of horrors seldom equaled in war history.
That's how western powers treat conquered people.
Has ISIS done any of that? Absolutely not!
The Christian informants [probably Zionist] probably
deliberately left out what ISIS has offered to the Christian
people of the conquered lands:
Pay a tax called jizya [ordained in the Qur'an for
conquered people]. Payment of the tax will safeguard your
civil and human rights, including the sanctity of churches.
[Americans should think: Can you live in America and refuse
to pay taxes, if you are religious and the tax system is
secular? Can you say, my religion does not include payment
of these taxes? Absolutely not. You would be imprisoned even
though you are not one of the conquered people.]
Embrace Islam and you will become one of us.
If you refuse both options, you'll have to leave. If you
are in armed rebellion, you could be killed.
The Congressional hearing was told, ISIS says embrace Islam
or be killed, which is simply not true. As the saying goes,
you can have your opinions but you can't have your
Iran's disinformation Campaign Against ISIS.
Mixing Snowden with anonymous "views" to make a baseless
[We'll give first the disinformation which the Iranians and
their conpiracy theorists published.]
It begins here.
"ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Trained by Israeli Mossad,
NSA Documents Reveal
By Gulf Daily News
Global Research, July 16, 2014
Gulf Daily News
Region: Middle East & North Africa
Theme: Intelligence, US NATO War Agenda
The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA),
Edward Snowden, has revealed that the British and American
intelligence and the Mossad worked together to create the
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Snowden said intelligence services of three countries
created a terrorist organisation that is able to attract all
extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy
called "the hornet's nest".
NSA documents refer to recent implementation of the hornet's
nest to protect the Zionist entity by creating religious and
According to documents released by Snowden, "The only
solution for the protection of the Jewish state "is to
create an enemy near its borders".
Leaks revealed that ISIS leader and cleric Abu Bakr Al
Baghdadi took intensive military training for a whole year
in the hands of Mossad, besides courses in theology and the
art of speech."
Iranian propaganda ends here.
Now New Trend breaks it down for its readers. The only
complete alleged quote from Snowden is:
"The only solution for the protection of the Jewish state
"is to create an enemy near its borders".'
Notice there is no quote from Snowden which mentions ISIS or
The only other quote, an incomplete fragment, is : "the
Snowden has not mentioned ISIS or its leader. The headlines
and subheads have been concocted by so called "Global
Look at the last sentence: "Leaks revealed..." It does not
give any information and its final hate message is that Ali
Baghdadi even learned to speak from the Israelis. [LOL!]
Dear readers , Iran and Hizbullah did NOTHING [zero] in the
latest ongoing genocide in Gaza. They are busy defending
Shi'ism and attacking the Islamic Caliphate.
2014-07-27 Sun 20:58:08 cdt