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Zulqi'dah 18,1435/September 14, 2014 # 37
Please scroll down
to articles from Sis. Aisha on the Ray
Rice story and from Sis. Karin on the unfolding injustice in
On September 9, a US air strike killed 11 civilians in Kunar
province of Afghanistan, including 2 women and 2 children.
In late news, last month Taliban captured two key regions of
Helmand province after several weeks of fighting with US
organized Afghan troops.
For horrific news from Syria and Iraq,
please scroll to the end.
Assad used a sophisticated gas attack to kill the top
commander of the salafist Ahrar al-Sham with 28 of his
officers.. Also, the mujahideen groups, including one linked
to America, have agreed not to fight each other but to focus
on toppling Assad. A serious blow for Obama's plans.
October 11. National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Host: Imam Badi Ali
Secretary General: Sis. Ashira Na'im
Ameer: Kaukab Siddique
Adviser: Br. Shamim Siddiqui
Please send issues and problems which you think should be
Our America: Jamaat al-Muslimeen Brooklyn, New York
Br. Abu Talib [photo next] is a shoora member of Jamaat
al-Muslimeen who has done more for the Islamic cause in the
New York city area than any other individual. He is a
grassroots activist and is at almost every rally in New
York, be it against war, for political prisoners or
opposition to US policies.
Br. Talib, originally from the West Indies, has distributed
thousands of copies of New Trend and various left wing
magazines during political rallies over the years. He is one
of the most well versed persons in issues related to Gaza,
Imam Jamil, Shia and Sunni mosques, the horribly unjust JFK
case, Lynne Stewart and the Blind Shaikh, Cuba and many
others.He is shocked to see that Muslims from the well
funded mosques do not come to the rallies which are often
dominated by the Left and Black nationalist/Pan Africanists.
InshaAllah we hope to see him at the forthcoming Jamaat
Photo of Br. Abu Talib courtesy Nadrat Siddique at the
anti-Imperialist conference of the Jamaat.
Our America: Baltimore, Maryland.
Photos of Br. Kashif Muhammad and his wife who were attacked in Baltimore.
September 10: Following the ongoing propaganda against the
Islamic State [IS] round the clock on TV, Br. Kashif
Muhammad, a local imam in Baltimore, Maryland was attacked
in the Russell street area by three White men with guns.
Their front man seemed to be begging for charity but when
Br. Kashif rolled down his car window, one put a gun in his
face and the other two piled on. He was told with various
racial slurs, we know you are a Muslim and we'll kill you,
and they ran off with his wallet in which there were more
than a hundred dollars.
Eatlier on Hilton street, Br. Kashif's wife, who is a
niqabi, was attacked by gangsters who threw various things
at her including a beer bottle which burst sprinkling her
with glass shreds. Fortunately the projectiles all
Also, the latest news, September 12, is that a Muslim store
which has flourished on Saratoga street [downtown] for many
years was raided by police who took away most of the goods
in the shop on the pretext of illegal sales.
Guidance from Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina]
Optimism is an important Islamic Virtue.
One of the most astonishing aspects of the life of
Muhammad, pbuh, as can be seen in sahih hadith, is his
optimism. He was sure that Allah will guard him and help
Islamic optmism is to accept fate.
Optimism is to trust Allah and rely on Him.
Optimism to say ALHAMDULILLAH [praise be to Allah] as
essential to his thinking.
Optimism provides us two good choices: The foundation of
Courage and the fruit of Faith.
Optimism turns negative to positive.
Optimism is the one who invented the car: the pessimist
is the one who thinks it will crash.
Pessimist thinks of the bad weather and the storms and
tornadoes it might bring. The optimist thinks of the bright
sun coming inevitably in the new day.
Optimist is the one who serves others, looking forward to
the reward from Allah.
Optimist looks at the best side of things and looks for
the positive even when the positive is the exception.
Latest khutba Opposing War against Islam.
Intense Media Blitz Against Islamic Caliphate Creating
Dangers for US Muslims.
On September 12, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave his latest khutba
in central Baltimore, Maryland. Du'a was made for a
Pakistani brother who has had hip replacement in hospital
and for an African American sister who is in remission from
cancer. It's a small masjid so the main points are given
here for nationwide circulation.
Text: "It would not be reasonable in me if I did not serve
Him Who created me, and to Whom ye shall (all) be brought
back." [The Qur'an 36:22]
Serious disinfornation and propaganda is going on 24/7
against the Islamic caliphate [IS]. The Zionist media are
in high gear as never before.
Muslims should beware that this is a time of crisis and
we should be DISCIPLINED, PREPARED and AWARE. Watch what the
Zionists are saying on the powerful corporate media they
It is an all out hate campaign against Islam,
particularly on FOX TV and CNN.
Blow back from this hate campaign is that two Muslims,
including a niqabi sister and an imam, have already been
attacked. There may be others we don't know about.
Remember that this Zionist campaign is meant to create
justification for bombing the Islamic caliphate.
The media are spouting outright lies, including rhe claim
that Dawlah Islamia [IS] has slaughtered Christians.
There is no evidence provided for this irresponsible
incitement against Muslims. Where are the photos? The whole
story is based on gossip from a Franciscan priest who has
not even been named.
Then the government claims that IS wants to kill all the
Yazeedis in Iraq. Again it is an outright lie. No evidence
has been offered. Those who accuse have the responsibility
to provide evidence.
Is war to be carried out because two journalists were
beheaded. We should oppose such brutal acts but the problem
is that the White House has ignored the MURDER of NEARLY 500
CHILDREN OF GAZA by the Jews of Israeli armed, funded and
supported by Obama.
The President cannot even mention our children but he
wants to go to war over two journalists.
The Qur'an has warned us to be cautious about news
brought by wrong doers, fussaq,. Beware and do not give
credence to the slanders and abusr being dished out by the
It took days and weeks of round the clock protests in
Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities to get the attorney
general Holder to visit. Ferguson. Everyone could see the
body of the African American youth, Brown, shot down like a
dog, in broad daylight, lying on the street, caught on
Even till today there is no justice for the murder in
Ferguson and in many other cities.
Dear Muslims, we must defeat the Zionist propaganda.
Always remember what these Jews of Zion and the imperialists
think of Muslims.
If Muslims pray, fast, give zakat and go for Hajj, they
are labeled as"fundamentalists" by the oppressors.
If Muslims demonstrate and rally against invasion,
aggression and bombing, they are called "extremists."
If the Muslims pick up arms to fight the armadas of the
oppressors, they are smeared as "terrorists."
Think of the Muslims only in the terminology of the
Qur'an: They are believers, mujahideen, saliheen,
Make du'a for the Islamic battle formations facing the
crusaders in Muslim countries.
Jamaate Islami Pakistan calls for national unity to help the
LAHORE, Sep. 9; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul
Haq, has said that the widespread destruction caused by the
rains and floods called for complete national unity and all
out efforts for the help and rehabilitation of the affected
In a statement here on Tuesday, he said that vast areas had
come under rain and flood waters all over the country, crops
worth billion and thousands of cattle head had been washed
away by the flood water causing huge losses to the
The JI chief said that even after the flood waters in the
affected areas had receded, the relief activities must
continue. Therefore, the welfare and relief bodies should
come forward for the help of the rain/flood affected
Sirajul Haq also directed the JI workers and volunteers of
the Al-Khidmat Foundation to suspend all other activities
and reach out to their flood hit brethren for every possible
help. He said that relief camps should be set up with
medical facilities for the sick.
The JI chief would visit the flood affected areas of Jhang
tomorrow, September ten to oversee the relief activities of
the JI and the AlKhidmat Foundation.
Political Jirga suspends activities to help flood hit
LAHORE, Sep. 9: The political Jirga striving for the
peaceful solution of the situation in Islamabad has
suspended its activities in view of the vast destruction
caused by the heavy rains/ flood in the Punjab and Azad
Kashmir and full attention was being given to the relief and
rehabilitation of the affected people, Secretary General,
Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, said on Tuesday.
He said that millions of people had been affected due to
rain and flood while property, crops and cattle head worth
billions had been washed away.
He said this was the time to forget political differences
and protests and step forward for the help of the affected
Liaqat Baloch said that the government had not prepared any
strategy to store the surplus rain water nor there was
proper arrangement for the cleaning of the canals and
nullahs. Similarly, unlawful encroachments had been made
around the canals with the connivance of the concerned
departments and in the river beds causing obstruction in the
natural flow of the waters.
Rulers should understand Indian designs
LAHORE, Sep. 9; Jamaat e islami's deputy chief, Hafiz
Muhammad Idrees, has said that India's sudden release of
flood waters should be an eye opener for the Pakistani
rulers who were crazy for friendship with the neighbouring
He was talking to the flood affected people on Tuesday.
Hafiz Muhammad Idrees said that the rulers in Islamabad were
making frantic efforts to befriend India to expand their
personal trade and business, where Indian Prime Minister
Naridera Modi was sparing no occasion to spit venom against
this country. Therefore, this was high time for the rulers
Review their policies. Normal ties with India were not
possible unless the issues of Kashmir and river waters were
resolved, he added.
The JI deputy chief said that JI and the Al-Khidmat
Foundation were practically carrying out the relief work in
the flood and rain hit areas while the rulers were simply
interested in the photo sessions. Besides, he said, the
flood affected masses had genuine complaints that the rulers
in Islamabad had shut their eyes to the anti Pakistan
activities of India that had built dams on the Pakistani
rivers and deprived this country of its lawful water share.
On the other hand, during monsoons, India released huge
quantity of river water without informing this country and
caused floods and destruction in Pakistan.
President Obama's ISIS speech: September 10, 2014
What the US wants to do to the Islamic Caliphate: Degrade and Destroy
Tactics offered by Obama:
Bombing Islamic forces in Iraq.
Extending the bombing to Islamic Caliphate forces in
Implied targeting of Islamic state leaders, particularly
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Use of Special Forces in support of the regime in
Arms and support for Kurdish Peshmarga fighters.
Another 475 US troops going to Iraq, bringing the total
to almost 1500
Strategy Offered by Obama:
Work within Sunni tribes to turn them against ISIS.
Arm the pro-US branch of the Syrian opposition known as
Bring the Arab rulers unitedly to oppose ISIS, to cut off
funds for ISIS and to stop the flow of Islamic volunteers
moving to Syria to help the Caliphate. Obama is sure of
strong support from Saudi rulers of Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain
and UAE [with covert help from Egypt]. [Turkey refused to
sign the joint statement against ISIS. Thnk you Mr.
Military support from France and UK.
Why the US Offensive against ISIS will be opposed by
Obama's concern for two American journalists beheaded by
ISIS is measured by Muslims against 2300 covilians killed by
Israel in Gaza, including about 500 children, plus about
5000 wounded. US made jet fighters, heavy artillery, tanks
and helicopters were used against Gaza.
Obama has not recognized the brutal slaughter of even ONE
child by his Jewish ally.
The mass murder of more than 180,000 Muslim civilians by
the Bashar Assad regime over three and a half years evoked
no sorrow from Obama. NOT ONE MUSLIM death has been
recognized on the corporate US media as a person.
More than 11,000 Syrian children have been TORTURED to DEATH
by the Assad regime. Again no Obama response. Tens of
thousands of Muslim women have been raped by Alawite Shia
militias under Assad. Again no Obama response. [Figures
conservatively estimated by the UN and Human Rights
Assad crossed Obama's red line by using chemical warfare
killing 1500 civilians in the Islamic areas around
Islamic Caliphate is part of the religion of Islam. By
announcing the Caliphate Abu Bakr Baghdadi changed history.
Although flawed, this Caliphate does resonate with all
Muslims. An open war against the Caliphate is a challenge to
War time Propaganda has Failed:
Zionist media claimed ISIS was slaughtering Christians.
It was disinformation. Not one Christian has been shown
killed by the media.
Similar was the claim that ISIS is killing Yazeedis. Again
no evidence. A few hundred, NOT THOUSANDS, of Yazeedis
climbed a hilly area to escape Iraqi regime bombing. Within
24 hours they got relief from the US, and this story turned
out to be fake.
ISIS has killed several hundred Syrian regime troops as
well as scores of Iraqi Shias working for Baghdad's
intelligence. The crimes of these two Shi'ite regimes are
Our America: Guilt by association in Boston Bombing
Federal Witness Paid $66K to Incriminate Stephen Silva
by Sis. Karin Friedemann
According to court records filed Wednesday, September 10,
2014, an unnamed cooperating witness was paid more than
$66,000 for his assistance in creating a federal case
against Stephen Silva, 21, an immigrant from Eritrea. Silva
is charged with distribution of heroin and possession of an
unregistered firearm "linked to" the shooting of MIT police
officer Sean Collier shortly after the Boston Marathon
Silva's long time girlfriend Aisha told New Trend that "all
of these charges against him ARE RIDICULOUS and untrue. He
should not be punished just because him and Jahar went to
the same high school. They are individuals and should take
responsibility for their own actions. THERE SHOULD NOT BE
GUILT BY ASSOCIATION.
"I know for a fact what the media is reporting is UNTRUE and
not the real Stephen. Therefore, I will stand by Stephen's
side through this," she insisted.
Stephen Silva, who was arrested in November 2013 but not
charged until July 15, 2014, pled "Not Guilty" in front of
weeping onlookers as he was arraigned last month in federal
court in Boston. His twin brother with a similar name,
Steven Silva, who converted to Islam at age 16, also
attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school along with
accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He knew Dias
Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov at UMass Dartmouth, who are
charged in federal court with interfering with the bombing
investigation, and Robel Phillipos, who is charged with
lying to investigators. Like all Jahar's friends, Silva has
not been charged with knowing anything about the bombings.
So why is testimony against him so important??
"The witness has received approximately $66,000 from the
government for the witness's involvement in the Silva case
and other investigations. The total includes payments for
services, expenses, and relocation costs, as well as vehicle
fines," Milton Valencia reports in the Globe.
"At one point, when the witness first began cooperating, he
was pulled over for speeding in New Hampshire and had a
suspended driver's license. A state trooper assigned to an
FBI task force advised the New Hampshire officer of the
witness's cooperation. Authorities in New Hampshire towed
the witness's car but did not cite him. The FBI task force
subsequently helped the witness obtain a license allowing
him to drive at certain times.
"At one point, the FBI paid an outstanding fine that the
witness had with a prior landlord, so that the witness could
obtain Section 8 housing.
"During the time the witness was cooperating with the FBI,
he was arrested for failing to pay a civil fine for child
support. A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent
called a state Department of Revenue attorney asking for the
witness's release, but the department refused.
"The government has also helped the witness and his family
relocate, and has indicated it will provide further
assistance to ensure the safety of the witness and his
family. The government has refused to identify the witness
at this time out of fear that it would "put [the witness's]
safety and the safety of its family in jeopardy."
The paid, confidential witness is cooperating in the drug
investigation against Silva, whose friends were all shocked
by the federal charges because he was only known to smoke
marijuana, he didn't do heroin. No one knew him to have a
Prosecutors say Silva possessed a Ruger P95 9mm pistol, with
a scratched out serial number, in February 2013.
A gun of that same make and model was recovered in a
Watertown neighborhood on the early morning of April 19,
2013, after police exchanged gunfire with Tamerlan Tsarnaev,
Dzhokhar's older brother. Federal authorities claim that
Silva's gun is "related to" or "similar to" the gun used in
the Collier shooting but have not said how they are
"Whilst the charges against him are related to possession of
an illegal firearm and drug dealing it was widely reported,
(although seemingly unsubstantiated), that Stephen provided
the gun with which one of the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly
killed Officer Collier. The occurrence of these rumors,
leaks or whatever they might be could be thought to cast
doubt on the validity of the case and indeed the charges
against Stephen Silva. Is he simply being used to aid the
government in the conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?" writes
jane24 on firedoglake.com.
"The Ruger pistol which was allegedly used by Tamerlan
Tsarnaev during the Watertown shootout on 18th/19th April,
2013 was said to have been recovered at the scene. If this
was the case, one would have cause to wonder when exactly
Stephen Silva is alleged to have been in possession of this
weapon? Earlier this year there were some media reports that
this weapon had been traced to a drug dealer in Maine."
Silva, 21, of Cambridge, who is being held without bail, was
called before "a federal grand jury over a year ago in
connection with another matter and invoked his Fifth
Amendment rights," reads the court document filed
"Are things as they might first appear in the case of
Stephen Silva? Or, could it be that this individual finds
himself facing criminal charges and incarceration because he
is yet another who has failed to cooperate with the FBI? As
far as we are aware, the FBI has seemingly little evidence
to tie either of the Tsarnaev brothers to the murder of
Officer Collier. Could it be that they need a witness for
the prosecution in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? If this
was the case, how far would the FBI be prepared to go in
order to attain that witness?" asks jane24.
Silva was studying political science, and planned to go to
law school and become a public defender. His friends cannot
believe he would ever say something to the police as absurd
as what the New York Daily News reported that he said, "I
smoke weed because my best friend was the bomber."
Our America: Fallout from the Ray Rice Story
Domestic Violence and Shady Prosecutors
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York]
New York City - September 8, 2014 is when the Atlantic City
Prosecutor James P. McClain's office decided to publicly
release the elevator video of former NFL Player Ray Rice
slugging his wife Janay Rice in a domestic altercation. They
were both scrapping with each other before it reached that
horrible end with Janay being knocked unconscious. However,
there is no permission given for a man or a woman to assault
each other EVER in Islam. A Hadith states that if you even
feel the need to hit your wife then, you should leave her. I
am sure that goes for women, too. You can't choose your
relatives but, you should at least be able to choose someone
you can live in peace with in your own home. Since some
American men are taught not to hit a woman back, some women
take advantage by beating up on their boyfriends or husbands
with the belief that these men won't report it or hit back.
I have witnessed it.
The videotape of Ray Rice dragging his unconscious wife off
of the elevator was disturbing enough. The NFL 2-game
suspension was a very light punishment. However, no one
needed to see the actual video of the punch. Rice was
already humiliated. The video shows Janay hitting him first
outside of the elevator. It is for this reason that I
believe that both Ray Rice and his wife were engaged in a
toxic relationship where they were both culpable, at times.
The White media is going to take the opportunity to further
humiliate and drag Ray Rice down. They will take the
opportunity to do this while White entertainers like Charlie
Sheen, who has broken women's noses, shot and tried to stab
them, gets a pass to earn a living in Hollywood! The only
reason why Sheen was booted from his amoral Two and A Half
Men Show is because he outed Chuck Lorre as a Jew!
The fact is that the prosecutor's office took into
consideration that Ray Rice was a first time offender
although, Janay may differ on that account. The prosecutor's
office released the second video of the punch to TMZ.com to
further embarrass Rice and his family. Now, Rice is a
pariah. Yet, it was the prosecutor's office who gave Rice
the punishment of ONLY probation and taking anger management
classes. Had the NFL suspended Rice for the season, in the
first place, I don't think that the outcry against the NFL
and its mishandling of this case would be so vitriolic. This
may be another reason why the prosecutor's office released
the punch video publicly - to embarrass the NFL for giving
such a light punishment, initially.
Ironically, the Atlantic City Prosecutor's office is
receiving flack for giving Rice such a lenient deal! Now,
Ray Rice is jobless because his Baltimore Ravens contract
was nullified. He was due to make $4 million for the next 4
years. Plus, the NFL suspended him indefinitely. However,
NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, stated that any player
found guilty in domestic violence altercations will be
suspended 6 games and if found guilty in a second case then,
they are banned for life! This new, harsher punishment was
given after public outcry over the first video. However, why
is Ray Rice jobless and banned indefinitely? This not the
NFL's policy and where is the NFL Player's Association to
This is White America's overreaction to the verdict in the
O.J. Simpson case all over again. Now, Zionist Senator
Richard Blumenthal wants a probe into any prosecutorial
misconduct in the Ray Rice case. Senator Blumenthal wants to
know why Ray Rice served no jail time in a felony assault
case. This type of investigation is never requested or
conducted when rapist and killer cops, once again, are
acquitted of all charges in spite of overwhelming evidence
against them! These prosecutors routinely put together weak
cases against cops to ensure acquittal, with the judges'
help. No inquiry request, however.
Whether the man or woman is the lone aggressor or both like
to beat up on each other, there is no place in a civilized
society for these kinds of toxic relationships! However, the
public outcry, especially, from politicians, is hypocritical
since many women who do defend themselves against their
tormentors wind up serving serious jail time. These
prosecutors are not here to protect a woman's honor by any
Note: James P. McClain was an assistant prosecutor at the
same time and office that went after young Muslimah, Haila
Gabr, who was raped by a 60 year old man in Atlantic City.
She killed him during her rape but, was detained from 1996
to 2007 when she was paroled.
Breaking News: Iraq
September 13: Islamic State [IS] fighters using mortars set
ablaze a crude oil storage tank at the oil refinery in
Beiji. The fire seen from several miles is expected to rage
for several days. [Bloomberg News]
Iranian troops and Shi'ite militia trained and armed by Iran
have taken over the Sulaiman Baig area. The Shi'ites have
set sevderal villages in the area of fire with
BBC reports that large numbers of Iranian troops are
controlling the area of Suleman Baig.
Shi'ite militias in the Amerli area have been attacking
Sunni villages in the srounding areas with heavy casualties.
Shia commanders denying the report but will not let
journalists into the area.
US air strikes have prevent Islamic fighters [IS] from
taking over Mosul Dam and Haditha Dam though the fighters
are still in the nearby area. [US air strikes now number 160
and have destroyed more than a dozen IS vehicles [captured
from US backed troops by IS].[Reuters, AP]
Breaking News: Syria
September 13. According to an IS video a British AID worker,
Haines, has been beheaded in retaliation for British
weaponry being supplied to Peshmarga fighters in Iraq. PM
Cameron termed it an act of pure evil.
September 13: From AFP: In the Hajr al-Aswad area just
outside Damascus, various Islamic groups, including ISIS and
al-Nusra signed an agreement not to fight or oppose reach
other but concentrate on toppling Bashar Assad. The groups
include a major fighting force connected to the FSA which is
friendly to the US. Even the FSA is indicating that it will
not join the US plan to fight IS. [A major blow for
President Obama's strategy -- editor New Trend.]
September 13: Assad's forces launched an offensive in Hama
province which captured the village of Halfaya and is now
advancing on the village of Kfar Zeita. Numerous air strikes
are reported. [AP] The purpose is to provide security to
Alawite, Ismaili and Christian populations in the area which
have supported Assad throughout his regime.
Iranian troops are fighting in support of Assad in Hama
September 13: Al-Nusra and other Islamic groups captured
several villages in Quneitra province, putting 80% of the
region under Islamic control.
September 10-12: Assad's air force bombed 6 civilian areas
across Syria killing a number of civilians.
Assad's Gas attack on mujahideen leaders' stronghold.
September 9: Ram Hamdan, Idlib province. Assad's agents
managed to carry out a gas attack on a Salafi fighting
group, Ahrar al-Sham, killing its top commander, Hasan
Abboud, and a whole group of commanders up to at least
"Abu Baraa, a member of a rebel group allied to Ahrar
al-Sham, told the Reuters news agency that a doctor who had
examined the bodies said there was little visible sign of
The doctor saw bodies with frothing at the mouth and fluid
coming from the eyes and noses, Abu Baraa said, adding:
"This was a highly sophisticated attack in a location that
was very secure."
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