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Shawwal 21,1435/August 18, 2014 # 33
One faith: One Ummah: More than a million rally for Gaza in
Scroll to report and photo.
President Obama Woefully misinformed on Ferguson and ISIS:
August 18: 5 .30 PM: The president of the United States
blamed the oppressed people of Ferguson, Missouri, and
supported the police. He went into considerable detail to
claim violence by the cdemonstrators though none has been
shown on TV [other than comments by police and the
controlled media]. Obama said peaceful protests are allowed.
If so why are rallies are being broken up by indiscriminate
teargas shelling? It was obvious which side he is on: A
Black president blaming Black people!
On ISIS he seemed to be whistling in the dark. Perhaps
intelligence was kept back from him to let him make his
speech. He claimed [sort of] that Mosul Dam has been retaken
by forces opposing the Islamic Caliphate. New Trend urges
the President to at least read the latest news reports, not
just the headlines from the Baghdad regime:
ABC News: August 18:"... a senior Kurdish commander told The
Associated Press that his peshmerga forces had withdrawn
from the dam complex on Monday afternoon because it was
heavily rigged with explosives. He spoke on condition of
anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to media. In
an Internet statement, the Islamic State denied losing
control of the dam, dismissing the government claim as 'mere
propaganda war.' The statement, which could not be
independently verified, was posted on a website frequently
used by the militants."
[For more on ISIS and fighting in Syria,
please scroll way down.
August 18: National Guard forces in armored vehicles rolled
into the Missouri, St. Louis, town of Ferguson.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Condemns repression in Ferguson town.
August 17: latest is that curfew was imposed in Ferguson.
Military style vehicles and swat teams are being used.
On behalf of America's Muslims we urge all people of
conscience to condemn police brutality and the use of
military type equipment against unarmed people.
Police brutality is well known and repetitive in cities
across America. It is our Islamic duty to unite the people
against the monstrous machine of repression which has reared
its ugly face across America.
Zionism and racism have combined to terrorize the people of
America. Israeli connections with the brutal police forces
Demonstrations in support of Ferguson's people have emerged
in city after city. We urge Muslims to join the
Oppose media manipulation opposing the people's uprising.
Media should reveal Israeli connection with US police.
Black Uncle Toms are being used in police and media to fool
the Black communiy.
Notice that the media DO NOT show the protesting crowds.
This is censorship against the American people.
Leading the struggle for Palestine is Central
by Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina]
Gaza in particular and Palestine in general is sacred for
Muslims. Its central mosque is mentioned in the Qur'an.
It is the land of the prophets of Islam.
All the prophets were led in prayer at masjid al-Aqsa by
Prophet Muhammad, pbuh. One leads prayers in his home. This
is the Prophet's, pbuh, home,
Sura al-Fatiha shows us that there is a right path and a
wrong path. In Gaza this is very clear. It is a conflict
between HAQQ [the truth] and BATIL [falsehood]. It is not a
struggle which is not clear.
Israel is an enemy created for us. These are the Jews who
killed many prophets, hundreds of prophets. Here is evil
Gaza has defined the reality for us. It is no longer a
question of group or party or color or nation. It is the
question of humanity.
South America has sided with Gaza. They have shown that
it is not a question of nationality or region. This is the
issue of Good vs Bad.
Hypocrisy has also become a central issue with so many
rulers claiming to be Muslims but denying any support to the
people of Gaza.
The future of Zionism is in doubt. All these crimes and
brutalities by Israel have given rise to global anti-Jewish
sentiment. The world does not like Israel any longer.
As the struggle continues, attempts will be made to
limit the power of social media because it has made it
possible for the people to challenge the version put out by
those in power.
ISNA's Treachery & Islamic Leader Tariq Ramadan
Tariq Ramadan's Departure from ISNA is welcome:
Is it Moral revulsion or Opportunism of the lowest kind?
by Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina] and Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Tariq Ramadan has done well to delink himself from ISNA and
the Canadian sufi group.
We welcome his step. His future activities will show his
sincerity or his opportunism. We do not know his
The comments made by Br. Ramadan do point to some serious
flaws in his thinking. These are serious errors of judgment
and related to a view of life which is morally indefensible.
Let's look at the points he made.:
He praises ISNA's etc past record very highly. This
contradicts his charge that he won't go to ISNA because it
is not facing the issues.
Does our brother really not know that ISNA has worked
hand in glove with the FBI for decades? He has never looked
at ISNA's Islamic Horizons which has advertised recruitment
by the FBi? He never knew of the FBI booth at ISNA
Has our brother been unaware of ISNA's admiration of the
Did he not know that an ISNA convention was sponsored by
the White House itself.
Does he not know that ISNA does not support any Muslim
political prisoner, be it Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, Imam Jamil,
Dr. Kifah Jayyousi, Masaud Khan, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Ahmed
Abdel Sattat, or any other?
Is Tariq Ramadan naïve enough not to know that ISNA does
not question, let alone condemn Israel's legitimacy?
Is this well versed brother unaware that ISNA does not
question, let alone condemn Zionism?
Is it indeed possible for Tariq Ramadan to not know
ISNA's stance in support of the US invasion of Iraq and
Afghanistan and its silence on the drone attacks on
Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia?
He highly praises all that ISNA has done and claims that NOW
ISNA is not facing the issues and he will not go!
It is quite possible to excuse Tariq Ramadan's plea on the
basis of his lack of knowledge about the difference between
the Islamic Movement in Europe and that in America. Perhaps
he really is unaware of the track record of ISNA.
On the other hand his sudden deviation from ISNA can be seen
as opportunism owing to the great pressure on public opinion
created by the latest crimes of the Zionist entity in Gaza.
The slaughter of hundreds of children and the deaths and
injuries of thousands of civilians has made it impossible
for anyone with the slightest credibility to support ISNA's
White House brand of "Islam."
We wish Tariq Ramadan the best for the future and we hope
and pray that he will stay on the Islamic path and not go
back to ISNA
An American Visits Gaza: Is USA under Israeli occupation?
via Ms. Carolyn in Florida
My friend Fadwa, a Palestinian, now living in Oakland, CA,
just returned from Israel after spending about six weeks
there during Ramadan. She and her family were treated awful
by the Israeli soldiers, everywhere they went including
entering mosques. Most Americans don't realize that the Pal.
people are under siege with guards at all of the
gates/Apartheid Walls that surround the Palestinian cities.
She could not fly into Tel Aviv, but had to fly via Jordan
and then cross over at the Allenby Bridge. Sometimes it
takes two days to travel the few miles from Jerusalem to
that bridge. It's by bus and the passengers are constantly
harassed by the Israeli military. (Most Palestinians are
stateless and have no passport.)
While there, she heard Netenyahu speak on t.v. how he has
American wrapped around his little finger. Unfortunately
that is true. If only the Americans could hear that. Could
we be under occupation as well!
She said you have no idea how awful the situation is there.
The Israelis relish when they kill a pregnant woman as they
are killing two at one time. Medical care is almost
impossible for these people and they are not allowed to
rebuild as the Israeli government will not give them a
permit to do so. The people in Gaza are finished with no
housing, electricity, food, water, sewage, etc. They are
like caged animals with no where to turn. Of course Obama
has given the government of Israel the ok to do this saying.
"they have a right to defend themselves". (Never mind that
it was Israeli snipers that started the uprising in Gaza.)
It's a David and Goliath situation, with a lying media
sympathetic to the Israelis.
I don't think the Americans realize that Gaza is not the
only city being destroyed. Fadwa has a friend in Ramallah
that lived in an apartment building. The Israelis bombed the
structure. The U.N. Relief came in with tents for them to
move into, but the Israelis destroyed them too. This is the
worst crisis on earth and backed with U.S. dollars and
Of course the truth won't come out as the media has blacked
it out. Cover stories and program interruptions are about
Robin Williams and his suicide, nothing about the holocaust
taking place in Gaza. This is parallel to what went on in
Germany during WWII. HItler would not allow the papers to
print anything about what was happening in the prison camps.
The Germans didn't have a clue. I have spoken to many
Germans that have verified this. It was all a cover-up.
On the plane home from New York to Oakland, Fadwa sat next
to two Jewish women that were very rude to her. They
wouldn't move to let her pass to go to the bathroom. She
said they were just awful. She thought they were American
Jews, which are probably bigger Zionist than the Israeli
Well, this is a first hand account of my friend's visit to
the Valley of the Shadow of Death, which many Christians
refer to as the "Holy Land".
Numbers were false, atrocity stories were false, US rescue
story was not true.
Yazidis: Many Attacks Carried Out by Neighbors, Not ISIS
Jason Ditz, August 16, 2014
[Courtesy : anti.war.com
Somewhat lost in the first-hand account of last week's
helicopter crash by NY Times reporter Alissa Rubin, who was
injured in the incident, was a potentially important
revelation about the attacks on the Iraqi Yazidi
The pilot really made a big impression. You know, the
Yazidis feel so betrayed by the Arab neighbors they had
lived among for so many years; they all turned on the
Yazidis when ISIS came. Many of the atrocities were carried
out not by the militants but by their own neighbors.
The focus in the story is on the pilot, himself a Sunni Arab
from the region, trying to save his neighbor Yazidis even as
others had turned on them. That's important, without a
doubt, but ignores the more important point, that ISIS
didn't actually carry out many of the attacks on the
So to sum up, President Obama started a war to save 40,000
trapped Yazidis from ISIS, and there weren't 40,000 of them,
and they weren't trapped, and now it turns out ISIS also
wasn't nearly so involved as previously indicated. America
was lied into the first Iraq War in 2003 on some mightly
flimsy pretexts, but it seems the administration didn't
learn any of the lessons, even bad lessons like keeping your
lies less transparent, and the whole pretext collapsed in
just over a week. The war, however, will go on much, much
Islamic State on the Roll
Militants Hold Seven Iraq Oil Fields After Syria Blitz, IEA Says
By Nayla Razzouk Aug 12, 2014 10:11 AM ET
[Courtesy Bloomberg Business News.]
Islamic State fighters have captured seven oil fields in
Iraq with a total output capacity of 80,000 barrels a day,
adding to energy deposits they seized earlier in neighboring
Syria, the International Energy Agency said.
The insurgents, who swept into northern Iraq in June,
grabbed the Ain Zalah and Batma fields in Nineveh province
this month, the IEA said today in its monthly oil market
report. They already controlled the Najma, Qayara, Himreen,
Ajeel and Balad fields, the agency said. The potential flow
of oil from deposits they hold in Iraq would fetch about
$8.4 million a day on international markets, based on
yesterday's closing price for benchmark Brent crude of
$104.68 a barrel.
The militants, tapping oil fields to supply their own fuel
needs and generate revenue by smuggling, have advanced
toward Iraq's self-governed Kurdish region and its capital
Erbil, the IEA said. They were about 30 kilometers (19
miles) from the Bai Hassan field near Kirkuk, a northern oil
hub and Iraq's fourth-biggest field, it said.
"Everyone is watching very closely to see whether the
Islamic State can make any further advances toward Erbil or
toward the fields like Bai Hassan that are closest to the
frontline because there is a very real threat there,"
Richard Mallinson, an analyst at Energy Aspects Ltd. in
London, said by phone. "A number of international oil
companies working in the Kurdish region are concerned" and
have withdrawn their staff, he said.
U.S. airstrikes have slowed Islamic State's expansion,
though the al-Qaeda breakaway group holds swaths of
territory in north Iraq and in Syria, where it controls oil
fields and installations. The political crisis in Iraq has
escalated, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejecting a
push to replace him yesterday.
The seven fields seized by Islamic State are currently
pumping no more than 30,000 barrels a day, Mallinson
When Islamic State fighters have captured oil fields,
they've ordered local engineers and workers to remain in
place and continue operating the facilities, he said. "They
also have some limited experience from the oil fields they
have controlled in Syria for the last year or two" and may
have brought in workers from those areas to help.
Iraq, with the world's fifth-biggest crude reserves, is the
largest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries, after Saudi Arabia. While fighting spurred
companies including BP Plc (BP/) and Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)
to evacuate workers from the country's north, Iraq pumps and
exports most of its crude from the Shiite-dominated south,
where the Sunni insurgency has had little impact.
Total Iraqi output from areas controlled either by the
central government or the Kurdistan Regional Government
dropped to an average of 3.1 million barrels a day in July,
down 120,000 from June, the IEA said. Much of the decline
stemmed from a halt at the country's biggest refinery at
Baiji due to hostilities, according to the report.
Exports from Iraq's southern fields rose to 2.44 million
barrels a day in July, though scheduling and technical
glitches at the loading terminal prevented larger shipments
of Basrah Light crude and may impede increased loadings in
August, the agency said.
The Kurdish region produced 310,000 barrels a day in July,
down about 40,000 from June as a lack of additional storage
at the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan interrupted pipeline
flows to Turkey, the IEA said. The capacity of this link is
set to double to 300,000 barrels a day, possibly within
weeks, according to the report.
The Kurds, seeking to secure independent crude sales by
pipeline, have loaded six cargoes since the end of May,
delivering only one of them successfully, to Israel, in the
face of legal challenges from the central government.
Unknown but Ugly Facts
High Praise for Robin Williams: Much Ado About Nothing?
By Nadrat Siddique [Jamaat al-Muslimeen Washington, DC]
The eulogies are pouring out of the Israeli press: the Times
of Israel, Ha'aretz, the Jerusalem Post and others are
raving about the life of one recently departed soul. Well it
sure ain't Ruby Dee, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, or Rubin
"Hurricane" Carter—all well known public figureswho
contributed significantly to downtrodden communities and
died within the last one year.
The Zionist media, both here and in Israel itself, are
gushing over Robin Williams. I hate to be a naysayer or
uncouth, in having the audacity to speak critically of
someone who has just passed. And—as anyone who knows me is
aware, I have a seemingly endless reservoir of empathy for
anyone suffering from mental or physical illness. Sufferers
of clinical depression, manic depressive illness,
Parkinson's and other diseases deserve all the support in
the world. However, as a Muslim, I subscribe to the Islamic
maxim that "Allah alone is without fault," and that
conversely, every human is fallible and fault-ridden.
Lionizing some, as the corporate media is prone to do, is
not helpful, even in the case of an untimely death such as
In Williams case, we should, at the very least be aware of
his pro-war and pro-Israel actions.
Williams was one of the first entertainers to travel to
Afghanistan after the onset of the U.S. war there. In 2002,
he entertained U.S. troops in Afghanistan when that country
was being pounded by U.S. missiles. In December 2010, he
performed for U.S. troops at Baghram Airforce Base.
Recall this is the same base at which political prisoner Dr.
Aafia Siddiqui was detained and tortured. She was already in
custody at the time Williams visited. However, the comedian
did not bring up her name, even as a humanitarian
Williams' trips were not limited to Afghanistan. According
to the Washington Post, he accompanied the United Service
Organizations (USO) to Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the main
objectives of the USO is to maintain troop morale. Williams
spoke to and entertained groups of servicemen in both
countries, thanking them for their service--in other words,
big ups on maintaining an illegal occupation. ("Remembering
Robin Williams' strong support for the troops," Dan Lamothe,
August 11, 2014)
Support for Israel
Williams rise to celebrity in a heavily Zionist-dominated
Hollywood did not occur by chance. He was a major apologist
for the colonial-settler state, performing a major tribute
to Israel at its 60th Anniversary Celebration in Times
Square. The celebration occurred in 2008 while the economic
blockade on Gaza was in full swing, and as Palestinians were
being killed daily by the IDF. You can see his salute to
Israel (along with that of several other celebrities) in
Times Square here:
Raised as an Episcopalian—and not a Jew—he helped build
sympathy for the Jewish Holocaust, playing roles such as that
of an occupant of the Warsaw Ghetto in "Jakob the Liar."
Interestingly, Williams described himself as an "honorary
Jew." The actor recently posted a picture on Twitter
depicting himself in a white yarmulke (while on the set of a
TV series he was recording). The photo was accompanied by a
quip that it might be time for a career change (i.e., to
You can see the picture here:
And--in many of his skits, he plays a stereotypical elderly
Jewish lady or a New York rabbi. One wonders why he would go
to such lengths, particularly in this time when the world is
increasingly questioning Israel (and those viewed as
associated with it), on many different levels:
humanitarian, Islamic, racial, or international law.
In other words, Israel is no longer the prima donna who
cannot be questioned, and the worldcommunity is finally
finding its voice in questioning the last colonial settler
state to exist. And even Jews are questioning Jews on their
support for Israel. One result of the scrutinizing and
increased reporting on Israel's massive human rights
violations is that among some politically unaware types,
anti-Semitism is on the rise. So the question arises, why
would someone like Williams refer to themselves as an
"honorary Jew," particularly in this day and time? One
possible answer might be that Williams wished to maintain
and further his career in a Zionist-dominated Hollywood. The
censure received by actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
for their recent vocal support for the Palestinians, never
mind that they are extremely accomplished film
personalities, demonstrates that Hollywood remains Zionist
Meantime, to all the Muslims gushing with praises for Robin
Williams, I say save your energy. It would be better spent
in fighting to liberate Muslim political prisoners like Dr.
Aafia, to whom Williams turned a blind eye—or rebuilding one
of the many countries destroyed by the imperialist armies
whose spirits he sought to maintain.
[From Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City.]
Hypocritical Report on Fighting Homegrown Terrorism.
Stopping Help for Syria.
by Sis. Aisha
I watched the Jonathan Hunt Show, On The Hunt, video clip
titled: "Is There A Threat of US-Born Terrorists?" In this
video Hunt interviewed former NYPD detective, Tom Ruskin.
When I saw the title and the video, their concern was over
Muslim Americans fighting in Overseas conflicts and coming
back to declare war on America. However, I realized that if
there are any homegrown terrorists it is the American Jews
who the American government has allowed to join the
terrorist-state of Israel's military any time they want! Any
time Israel, which occupies Palestine, wants to take more
Palestinian land and engage in genocide against the
indigenous population, American Jews are free to engage in
this criminal behavior without any fear of retribution from
the U.S. government.
If Americans do go overseas to fight in Syria they are not
fighting the U.S. government. Why is that these people are
being criminalized for fighting Assad, a well-known
dictator? It was proven that he used chemical warfare on his
own people: men, women, and children. The videos of his
victims writhing in pain were extremely disturbing! His type
of actions have led many people from all over the Muslim
World to join with those trying to oust Assad's regime. Is
there any wonder why this is the case?
It seems like Ruskin's biggest fear are Muslims going to
fight in Palestine to help the Palestinians end the Israeli
occupation of their homeland. I am very well aware of the
American government's support of Israel. In spite of its
continued genocide against the Palestinians, the U.S.
government gave the Welfare State of Israel $255 million
dollars for weapons to continue this genocide! It is no
wonder that Muslims are angry with the American government
but, with an exception or two, no one is fighting America.
Muslims are always arrested on suspicion of terrorism but,
are only convicted owing to poor legal representation.
The American government will have to learn that it can't eat
its cake and still have its cake! You can't use tax payer
money to fund the terrorist-entity known as Israel, as well
as other dictators throughout the world, and try to use
every measure possible to protect this government from
possible retaliation. I did not say protect "us" because the
people who suffer from U.S. foreign policy is us - the
American tax payer forced to disrobe at airports and
government buildings all over America. The American tax
payer has become criminalized as a result of the American
government's fear of retaliation, real or imagined!
Syria: Breaking News: August 18
Bashar Assad, with Russian & Iranian support Bombs ISIS and
al-Nusra but Can't advance.
Fighting in Dera'a, Aleppo, Damascus, Latakia, Raqqa, Hama,
In bombing raids in the eastern districts of Aleppo
province, Assad's jets killed 8 civilians, including 2
children and wounded 10. The jets also hit the famous
Ummahat al-Momeneen mosque and several homes.
Mujahideen forces advanced into Latakia province, the
Alawite heartland, with heavy clashes with Hizbullah.
Reports of torture coming out of Assad's prisons indicate
that the Alawites tortured two people to death in Dera'a
province and one in Homs.
The Shia forces tried to advance into Raqqa province held by
ISIS but retired after violent clashes.
In Islamic held areas of Damascus, Assad's jet fighters
killed a child, 2 women and 3 men. The clashes with the
Shias as mujahideen try to advance can be heard in the
In western Ghouta, outside Damascus, Islamic fighters
tunneled under Assad's stronghold and blew it up, killing 20
of his troops.
Tsarnaev Defense Thwarted
by Karin Friedemann
"In this type of case it should be cut and dry. Why the
dance?" read a tweet commenting on ongoing arguments between
government prosecutors and the defense attorneys
representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during the latest status
hearing for Tsarnaev on Thursday, August 14.
The first item under discussion was leaks to the media,
which unfairly present the defendant as guilty before trial.
This has been an ongoing problem, which the defense has
repeatedly asked the judge to do something about. Once
again, Judge O'Toole claimed that "this concern is taken to
heart" but denied the Tsarnaev motion to seek relief, other
than advising government officials not to talk to the media.
He once again refused to create consequences.
Next, the "firewall" issue came up. An FBI agent is
monitoring all conversations during prison visits between
Tsarnaev, his sisters, and his attorneys. The defense has
repeatedly stated that they cannot speak freely in front of
the FBI, given that the FBI is part of the prosecution team
and this violates client-attorney privilege. However, the
judge felt "there is prudence in monitoring some way." He
ordered the government to keep a log of communications but
not content, for example, "spoke to warden." He saw no
reason for further relief.
Regarding the defense request for further discovery
regarding the murder of Ibrahim Todashev," whose alleged
confession that he and Tamerlan Tsarnaev had committed a
triple murder of some drug dealers in Waltham,
Massachusetts, was written into the legal case of Dzhokhar
Tsarnaev as if it were fact, the judge said he had reviewed
the classified government document this claim was based on
"in camera" and he saw no reason to compel further discovery
in order to allow the defense to question it. Once again we
are seeing the use of secret evidence that the defense
cannot see, in a prosecution of a Muslim.
Next, the defense complained that the government is
demanding to know who the defense will call as witnesses
during the penalty phase of the trial. They said revealing
their arguments against the death penalty before their
client has even gone to trial would "chill the defense."
They complained that although the prosecution handed over a
108 page list of expert witnesses they might call on during
the trial along with their biographies, the defense feels
entitled to more specific information on what the
government's case against Tsarnaev will be. They are still
completely "in the dark" about the government's position,
they said, beyond the media leaks they have come across on
TV. Tsarnaev's defense is asking the judge to compel the
government to deliver "more complete disclosure."
"We are 'mystified' as to what evidence the defense is
looking for," claimed US attorney Weinreb most cynically.
"We've given them everything we have!"
At the same time the government is claiming that the defense
has not handed over any information to them. The defense
retorted, "We don't have any information other than what the
government gave us!" Tsarnaev's attorneys complained that
the government has access to a worldwide network of
investigators while the defense has nothing to work with
other than the 6-7 terabytes of data that the government
handed over: thousands of hours of audio and video
recordings, tens of thousands of photographs, every email
Tsarnaev ever sent, as well as forensic evidence such as
fingerprints, DNA, bullet casings, test results, witness
injuries and the like. However this information is neither
labeled nor indexed in any way that the information can be
searched easily, nor matched with each other; for example
photos are not in the same file as the description of what
expert witnesseses plan to say about the photos. So the
defense has no idea what point the government is trying to
make, and would have to click on literally millions of links
trying to piece together this information.
The amount of evidence given to us from the government is
"massive and disorganized... breath taking!" stated the
defense. They want more time to sort through all this
madness. Similar tactics of overwhelming the court with huge
amounts of irrelevant information have been used against
many other Muslim defendants: for example if they ever
watched a video of a beheading online, this video would be
used as "evidence" against them, even though realistically,
who knows what their opinion of the video actually was?
The government accused the defense of "trial by ambush" and
insisted that the defense lay down all their cards on the
table regarding their anti-death penalty arguments. "We will
have no opportunity to prepare our witnesses. The result
will be that the jury will only be hearing one side of this
case." The defense responded, "It is a weightier discussion
to take a life than to spare it. We have more rights to
discovery than the government." The judge will consider the
"The fact that they threw in the bathtub and the bathwater
doesn't excuse not disclosing their expert witness opinion
summaries." It will take months, if not years, even if all
three defense lawyers work to figure out which files are
interesting. "It's too important to put a secretary on
The defense complained that in the past, the FBI has
mismatched fingerprints and photographic evidence. They need
more information about how the evidence was collected,
before trial, to determine if the evidence is "reliable."
The defense wants the government to "contextualize" the
data, saying "it's almost a random process."
O'Toole refused to rule on this issue immediately. The
change of venue request is to be addressed orally next week,
while mid-September is the target for jury summons.
In short, Tsarnaev's legal proceedings are "at a standstill"
since O'Toole refuses to compel the government to play
A Million Rally for Gaza in Karachi: US & Israeli flags
Broad support for Jamaate Islami: Siraj & Munawar Speak:
Khalid Mishal by phone
[Information from a variety of reporters.]
KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Siraj-ul-Haq has said
that the international community after the "Gaza Million
March" has fully understood about the real issue of Muslim
Ummah, as the entire Ummah wants independence of Gaza.
He expressed these views while addressing a mammoth
gathering of Gaza Million March at Shara-e-Faisal on
Millions of participants on Sunday took part in a mammoth
public march with the name of "Gaza Million March" from
Baloch Colony to FTC at main Shahra-e-Faisal in order to
express solidarity with the people of Gaza.
Millions of people belonging to different walks of life
including women, children and elderly men participated in
The participants raised the flags of Pakistan, Palestine and
Jamaat-e-Islami and chanted slogans against Israel and
United States and in favour of the people of Gaza.
They also raised placards and banners inscribed with "Get
Free Gaza", "Down with Israel and USA", "Labbaik ya Gaza"
On the occasion, the workers of JI disguised themselves in
the army dress of Hamas and raised flags of Palestine and
Social Media Camp and Media Gallery for media persons were
also setup in the Million March.
Addressing the rally, JI Chief said that the people of
Karachi are with the people of Gaza till its
On the occasion, Siraj-ul-Haq made it clear that the JI will
not accept the existence of Israel at any cost.
He regretted that more than 7 million army are in Muslim
countries, but the people in Gaza are being killed by the
"JI has already sent a funds of Rs50 million, convoy of
paramedics staff and ambulance for the people of Gaza", he
He said that the 180million people of the country were ready
to sacrifice their lives for the independence of Gaza.
On the occasion, he appealed the Chief of Army Staff (Gen)
Raheel Sharif to work for the safety of the ideology on
which the country came into being.
He assured the nation that the Jamaat-e-Islami will give a
true welfare state for the people of country, where the
supremacy of law and justice would be prevailed.
"I do not want imposition of Martial Law in the country, as
the nation had already been witnessed it in the past", he
He said that JI wants reforms in electoral reforms and
transparency in electoral process.
JI Chief termed the election in Karachi, as a "selection"
and plunder on public mandate.
"The political parties should adopt the ways of discussion
and deliberations for the prosperity of the country", he
He further said that both the leaders including Nawaz Sharif
and Imran Khan believe on the supremacy of constitution.
On the occasion, Syed Munawar Hasan, former JI Chief lauded
the efforts of Jamaat-e-Islami, as it has held a massive
rally for expressing solidarity with the people of Gaza.
He regretted that the rulers of 56 Muslim countries in the
world remained silent over the Israeli aggression on
"The government should play its role in fostering the
emotions of Jihad among the people", he added.
On the occasion, he demanded immediate cease-fire and
removal of siege Gaza.
He said that the Hamas and Taliban were fighting for the
real cause of Muslim Ummah, adding that if the rulers of
Muslim countries are not playing their due role in this
regard, hence those Muslim fighters came into play for
safeguarding the Muslims' interest.
Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, JI Karachi Chief thanked the
participants of "Gaza Million March".
"USA and Israel are our enemies and people of Gaza are the
friends of ours", he added.
He urged the Muslim rulers to come forward and play their
due role over the issue of Gaza.
On the occasion, Hafiz Naeem thanked the leaders of
different political parties, business community and people
belonging to various spheres of life for attending "Gaza
IJT Nazim, Karachi Muhammad Bilal said that the gathering of
millions of people has proved that the hearts of Karachiites
were beating with the people of Gaza, adding that the people
of Karachi stand with the oppressed Muslims in any part of
Dr Muzzamil, President Jamat-ut-Dawa (JuD), Karachi said
that the courage of the people of Gaza will defeat the
Israeli army in Palestine, adding that the identity of the
Israel would be erased completely in near future.
Dr Siddiq Rathore, leader JUP said that Muslim rulers have
accepted the slavery of United States of America, adding
that the Israel attacked the infants, children and women in
He appealed the muslim community to come forward and play
its due role to express solidarity with the people of
Mehfooz Yar Khan of AML said that the international
community should play its role for the resolution of
Basharat Mirza said that the entire Muslim Ummah stands
with the people of Gaza; however; the rulers of Muslim Ummah
were busy in enjoying luxuries. He congratulated
Jamaat-e-Islami for holding such a successful March.
Maulana Umer Saddiq said that millions of people have united
against the aggression of Israel in Gaza in Karachi.
Younus Sohan said that the people of Pakistan strongly
condemned the Israeli bombing in Gaza.
Nihal Hashmi, leader of PML-N congratulated JI Chief
Siraj-ul-Haq and his workers for holding such a massive
rally in order to express solidarity with the people of
He termed the issue of Gaza, the matter of entire Muslim
Ummah and stressed for its early redressal.
Mirza Yousuf Baig, leader of MWM said that the "Gaza Million
March reflected the unity of Muslim Ummah and this unity
will bring Muslim rule in the world.
Qadir Patel, PPP leader congratulated JI leadership for
arranging such a huge rally in the favour of the people of
Gaza. The Muslim Ummah needs Organization of Islamic
He further said that the prevailing issues are Gaza and
Operation Zarb-e-Asb, as the country was passing through a
critical juncture. Qadir Patel appealed to the people to
unite for the rights of Muslim Ummah.
Khursheed Shah, Opposition leader in NA said that the "Gaza
Million March has proved that the Muslim Ummah is united
against Israeli aggression in Gaza.
"This rally is a clear message to international community
that the Muslims of the entire world are united on Gaza
issue", he added.
He urged the present government to organize OIC meeting for
uniting the Muslim Ummah at a single platform.
President KPC Imtiaz Faran saluted the JI leadership and
other parties for highlighting Gaza issue.
He, on the behalf of entire journalist community, expressed
solidarity with the people of Gaza.
He informed that the KPC office-bearers have also held a
walk for expressing solidarity with the people of Gaza.
Khalid Mashal, Hamas leader in his telephonic address lauded
the efforts of the Muslims of Pakistan for expressing their
solidarity with the people of Gaza.
On the occasion, Khalid Mashal vowed that the Hamas and the
people of Gaza will continue their 'Jihad' against USA and
On the occasion, newly elected JI MPA Abdul Razzaq presented
'Nishan-e-Imtiaz' to JI Chief Siraj-ul-Haq.
Nazim IJT Karachi also presented a cheque of Rs 5 million to
JI Chief Siraj-ul-Haq for the people of Gaza.
Later, the participants set ablaze the flags of United
States of America and Israel.
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