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Zilhijjah 17,1435/October 12, 2014 # 41
HADITH OF THE WEEK
Prophet Muhammad, pbuh: "When you ask for anything, ask it
from God, and if you seek help, seek the help of God. Know
that if the people were to unite to do you some benefit,
they could benefit you only with what God had recorded for
you, and that if they were to unite to do you some injury,
they could injure you only with what God had recorded for
you. The pens are withdrawn and the pages are dry."
(with thanks to Br. Adam Sait - India)
JAPANESE TRANSLATION of HOLY QURAN
From Br. Maulana Hussain Khan, Tokyo Japan: "My Japanese
translation of Last Para 30 (AMM) of Holy Quran has been
completed with explanations of the last 20 surahs in detail"
"All basic concepts of Tauheed, Risalat and Akherat have
been explained in detail in these explanations in the light
of Quranic verses and the basic morality standards required
by a Muslim have also been explained in detail, as urged in
Think Globally . The World Needs Islamic Transformation.
[Here is a excerpt from Br. Shamim Siddiqui's Latest Book:
Global Islamic Movement: Why and How.
Br. Shamim has spent his life devoted to the cause of the
Islamic Movement. He is an adviser to Jamaat
Elsewhere in the Qur'an, God commands: "We verily sent Our
Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the
Scripture and the Balance that mankind may deliver Justice
[Al-Qist] to human abode]........."[Verse # 25 of Surah
The Batil, the secular forces of "Kufr and Shirk" are
organized globally around its sole agenda: Not to allow
Islam to emerge anywhere in the world as a "Political
Entity" in the body politic of a Muslim country, opposing it
by tooth and nail and nicknaming it accusatively as
"Islamists', "Radicalists", "Fundamentalists" and very often
as "Terrorists" and "Jihadists".
Whereas, the Muslim Ummah is not organized at all
"Globally" as "Ummatun Wasatan" as commanded by the Supreme
Lord of this cosmos in Verse # 143 of Surah Al-Baqarah:
"Thus We have appointed you [the Muslims] a middle nation
[Ummatun Wasatan] that you may be witness against mankind
and the Messenger may be witness against you........"
" You (Muslims) are the best Community (Ummah) that has been
raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct [Ma'roof] and
forbid indecency [Munkar]; and ye believe in Allah......"
[Verse # 110 of Surah AL- Imraan]
Through these injunctions of the Qur'an, It was incumbent
upon Muslims to struggle hard to eradicate the Munkar [the
evil] from the human society and establish the Ma'roof [the
good] in its place and fill the earth with Justice all
around. This was the global assignment to Muslim Ummah. They
fulfilled this obligation in the past for centuries together
but in the context of the modern world they have totally
failed miserably to do so.
There are 57 Muslim countries on earth but this paramount
Agenda of their existence is not operative anywhere. As
such, they all are suffering form innumerable injustices at
every count of human life. They have become the contributory
factor towards the prevailing injustices in the human
societies globally due to their inaction and passive
attitude of life. Muslim are mainly responsible not only to
posterity but will be held responsible in the Mighty Court
of the Creator and Sustainer on the Day of Judgment where
every nation, both individually and collectively, will deny
that they were never told by Muslim to shun away from evils,
practice only good, be just to all and malice to none.
Brief but to the point.
New Trend's article on decline & deception of Shi'ism.
The analysis about the role of Iran and Shia sectarians in
destabilizing the region and enabling wars and occupation
adds the missing pieces in the puzzling current affairs.
This perspective is not represented in the mainstream
Western Muslim media. [A reader in Illinois.]
Will ISIS Liberate Abu Ghraib or just Capture it?
So is ISIS going to liberate Abu Ghraib? Or just capture it?
What about all those women in Abu Ghraib that begged to be
killed because they were pregnant by US soldiers but instead
gave birth alone in feces smeared cells? Are they still
[A reader in Massachusetts]
NATIONAL ISLAMIC SHOORA OF JAMAAT AL-MUSLIMEEN MET IN
Focus on Corporate and Zionist Media & Muslim
On October 11, members of the central committee of Jamaat
al-Muslimeen met for 12 hours to discuss media and to
formulate the viewpoint of the Muslim Ummah of America about
issues directly impacting Islam today and the Muslim world
The shoora was facilitated by Imam Badi Ali who leads the
Muslim community of the Triad area of North Carolina.
Prayers were held on time and delicious middle eastern meals
were served from local food outlets.
Presentations were made on the life and work of Dr.
Research was presented on the Yazeedi population of
Qur'an and Hadith were brought into focus as the sources of
The aftermath of the Israeli assault on Gaza was discussed.
A photo collage in honor of the people of Gaza was
The humanitarian situation in Africa, particularly the
effort to help children in Ethiopia, was discussed.
An extensive video on the media disinformation about ISIS
Educational use of technology to teach Islam to children was
The situation of Muslim communities in various cities of the
United States was discussed, in particular New York,
Baltimore, Washington, DC and parts of Texas.
The Islamic expression of the American Ummah was formulated
in the shape of resolutions. Here is the text of the
The military action against Gaza is over, but the war is
not. People are continuing to die as a result of sanctions.
We urge all people of conscience to stand by the people of
We urge all individuals to boycott Israel and pro-Israeli
products; we urge all institutions to divest from
Israel has committed crimes against humanity, and we urge
the ICC and other international bodies to penalize and
Palestine belongs to the Palestinians. Palestinians have
a right of return. Israel should be dismantled peacefully if
General Sisi has betrayed the Muslims of Egypt and the
Muslim ummah. He should step down. Morsi is the legal
president of Egypt. He should be released and restored to
his position of power.
This media conference, focusing on the Zionist media,
noticed there is a plethora of one-sided reporting against
ISIS. We urge that such reporting be scrutinized and
properly analyzed, so that Muslims can reach their own sound
conclusions on the situation.
We urge people to note the devastating effects of the
floods in Pakistan, and call on Muslim doctors and others to
come forth in aid of people in the affected areas.
People should pay attention to Indian violations of
Muslims in Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Mali, Ghana, and
Africa in general are facing severe economic hardships and
religious oppression. We urge American Muslims to take
notice of the condition of the people in Africa, and help
them where possible.
We condemn Muslim rulers who have joined in the bombing
of Muslim nations.
Sex, aberrant sex, violence, and use of bad language on
television at all hours of the day, even when children are
watching, are a commentary on the state of moral decay in
the U.S. We urge Muslims to disassociate from all such haram
activities and expressions.
We urge American institutions and media to recognize the
contributions of Muslim scholars, like the late Dr.
Abdulalim Shabazz (rahmatullah alaih).
We urge the release of all Muslim political prisoners.
In particular, we decry the recent denial of appeal of Tarek
We condemn the transfer of U.S. military equipment to
American police forces, and we condemn the savage attacks by
American police on unarmed Black men, such as Michael Brown
in Ferguson, MO, and Tyrone West in Baltimore, MD, and
Israeli dual nationals occupy many positions of high
authority in the U.S., from judges, to police chiefs, to
senators and corporate heads, grossly compromising American
interests. Dual citizenship should be abolished for all
holders of political office, members of the military, and
To counter the one-sided reporting by the Zionist and
corporate media, including social media like Facebook which
work in concert with U.S. intelligence agencies, Muslims
should develop their own social media networks, and their
own media in general
Thoughts on a Beloved Departed Teacher
By Nadrat Siddique
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz brought together many of the positive
ideals for which we in the Jamaat al-Muslimeen strive in the
slender, dignified frame of one man. He was deeply Islamic;
spoke little of what should be done, but rather did what
needed to be done; and was hard on himself, but did not
judge or blame others for their weaknesses.
Although he inspired me on many levels, the aspect of his
character which captivated me the most was his dedication to
building the love of math in his students. He was determined
to reach each and every student, and not just with rote
learning, but to inculcate true understanding of this
As a bioscience person, I know that math is the language in
which chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and especially
physics is written. If you cannot easily write algebraic
expressions, you will have difficulty expressing biological
phenomenon, such as the flow of blood through a blood
vessel; the rate of growth of a bacterial population; the
amount of heat released a steak ingested by a human is
metabolized and much else.
Looking at the dearth of black and brown people in
bioscience, I felt strongly that math was the major
stumbling block for these students, which precluded them
from entry into the life sciences. So, a strong
understanding of math is vital to a science/ engineering
major in college. And weakness in math precluded many black
students from these fields.
By uplifting the marginalized, those whom society wished to
write off—and perhaps relegate to janitorial work, flipping
burgers, or prison—Dr. Shabazz challenged the world order.
And he was so effective, that he turned out the largest
number of Black Ph.ds in the country. I once asked him about
his teaching method. He said simply. "If my students aren't
grasping what I'm teaching, then I have failed. If students
don't understand something one way, it is up to the teacher
to find other ways to explain it until they understand."
Still he seemed to sense that math, which is not really
intuitive, or something which one can see, would be
difficult to grasp for many of his students---unless they
were given a reason to own it.
Again, he challenged the existing order, teaching them
something all high school and certainly most college
curricula—ignore. He impressed on his students about the
origins of mathematical knowledge. Their ancestors, black
people of Ancient KMT—not Newton or Euclid—were the first to
elucidate geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and physics, and
that they ought strive for the same high standard. He taught
them to think, and not to memorize.
Later on, despite his gargantuan achievements, he was,
bizarrely, demoted from the position of Math Department
Chair at Lincoln University, to an ordinary teaching
position. Even more bizarrely, he was replaced by a white
Jewish, woman who did not hold even a math degree. My sense
of fairness made me incensed at the development, but he did
not seem fazed, instead using the opportunity to accept the
prestigious position of professor emeritus at Gramlin
University where he had a lighter work load.
Of his many appointments at math instruction, one of the
most interesting was in Saudi Arabia. Since his students
included Saudi women, the class was sexually segregated. As
occurs in most classrooms in that nation, the men were in
the same room as him, while the women were in the adjoining
room. Incredibly, despite having to teach the women via a
video screen, he was able to reach them, and they succeeded
in his class.
He lived a full and beautiful life, travelled frequently to
Africa and other parts of the world; and spoke and lectured
broadly on math and Islam. He seemed to have a particular
love for Ethiopia, and adopted, raised, and mentored
Ethiopian children. He was also honored by the Kikuyu
(Kenyan) tribe, which conferred on him the status of
Dr. Shabazz's life was also a commentary on the state of
racial affairs in the U.S. He never referred to himself as
an American, and rarely wore American clothing, usually
sporting an African suit in the tradition of Dr. Kwame
Nkrumah. Like many Black men, he served in the U.S.
military—only to return to the U.S. to experience numerous
traumatic racial incidents. He did not dwell on the past,
but selectively shared some such incidents with us at the
Jamaat al-Muslimeen shura which he attended quarterly for
the last very many years of his life.
For instance, while a young Ph.D. candidate at Cornell
University, he was walking around searching for housing.
Repeatedly, he had the door slammed in his face, and was
told that they did not rent rooms to "n---."
The incident with Dr. Shabazz occurred in New York. My
husband,when he was a small child of seven-years old, went
to a park not far from his house. An old white man who
happened to be there, and thought he had more right to the
park than a small black boy from Baltimore, called him the
n— word, and then took away a toy of considerable importance
to my husband.
Talking to Dr. Shabazz, my husband, and others opened my
eyes to American racism, which I as an Asian and a member of
a privileged group, was unlikely to ever encounter in my
lifetime. It didn't matter whether you were young or old, in
New York, Baltimore, or down South, but you could be called
the n- word and treated accordingly on a whim by White
Supremacist America. Through it all, Dr. Shabazz neither
bowed nor bent to anyone but his Creator, leaving us with a
bright shining example of humility, brilliance, and
Jamaate Islami to lead Internally Displaced Persons sit-in
if their demands not accepted.
Siraj ul-Haq urges Strong Response to Indian firing on
LAHORE, Oct. 9; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul
Haq, has said that if the government did not accept the
demands of the IDPs within thirty days, the JI would hold a
unprecedented sit=in in Islamabad with hundreds of thousands
of the tribal people before which the all other sit Dharnas
would fade away.
Addressing a tribal Jirga at Markaz e Islami, Peshawar, on
Thursday, he said if others could hold sit Dharnas against
rigging, the Pushtnons could sacrifice their lives for their
honour. He said he himself would lead the Dharna of the
IDPs. the IDPs wanted honorable return to their homes. He
said the government had been repeatedly claiming that 80 per
cent of the area had been cleared, therefore, the IDPs of
those areas should be allowed to go home. He said that the
children of the tribal people also .
Addressing a tribal Jirga at Markaz e Islami, Peshawar, on
Thursday, he said if others could hold sit Dharnas against
rigging, the Pushtoons could sacrifice their lives for their
honor. He said he himself would lead the Dharna of the IDPs.
the IDPs wanted honorable return to their homes. He said the
government had been repeatedly claiming that 80 per cent of
the area had been cleared, therefore, the IDPs of those
areas should be allowed to go home. He said that the
children of the tribal people also needed schools, and
health facilities like those in other parts of the
The JI chief further said that had a befitting response been
given to Indian' aggression at the Line of Control, New
Delhi could not have dared to continue unprovoked firing for
several days. He said that over a dozen Pakistanis had been
martyred due to Indian firing during the last four days and
more than forty others had been injured but the rulers in
Islamabad had not given a courageous response to the enemy.
He said that a statement by the Defense Minister on the
fourth day of the Indian aggression was an insult to his
Malala Yousafzai, Distraction for US Drone Killings in
Advocate of Privatized Education, Wins Nobel Peace Prize by
Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 10 Oct 2014
CIA troll Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
over Edward Snowden. Sorry, it's too much to BEAR. See
'Project Malala': The CIA's Socio-Psychological Intelligence
Operation 15 Oct 2012 ...We have a New York Times reporter
throwing the limelight on Malala just a month after her blog
entries for the BBC --> the young girl becomes a celebrity
overnight --> Pakistani media gets abuzz with the student
--> NGOs, etc. come in --> too much exposure --> then
there's a continued development, in between we have Generals
Allen and Dempsey pressurizing General Kayani for an
unwanted offensive in North Waziristan --> sudden new wave
of terrorist attack "traced to TTP militants" and finally
--> attack on Malala and class fellows, out of nowhere a
minister traces the leads to North Waziristan, exactly where
the Pentagon and Langley want Pakistani forces in...When the
interviewer asked her about fear and danger, Malala,
speaking in a clear, forceful voice, said that her father,
who worked for women's education and fully supported his
daughter, had inspired her, and that her mother had told her
to speak up for her rights. And then, in a rather prophetic
moment, she envisioned a confrontation with the Taliban.
[Wow, then it actually happened! Holy mackerel!]
See also: The Staged Malala Yousafzai Story: The Face of the
'Universal' For-Profit School Movement 14 Oct 2012; The
Staged Malala Yousafzai Story: The Making of Malala The CFR
Mockingbird Reporter and the Charter School Owning Father 17
Oct 2012; and McKinsey & Co, Inc.: The Globalist Management
Consulting Firm Behind the Malala For-Profit Charter School
Psyop 13 Oct 2013.
Iran Playing Key role with US in Iraq to fight ISIS: Irani
General Caught on Camera
[From wire services plus yahoo.com]
The image of Major General Qassem Suleimani purportedly
showing him on an Iraqi battlefield was published on the
website of IRINN state television, and repeatedly shared on
Grinning widely, Suleimani, easily identified by his greying
hair and beard, was seen standing alongside Kurdish
peshmerga fighters. IRINN did not say where the picture was
Iran initially denied Suleimani was in Iraq, but several
pictures used in official media have appeared to confirm his
presence near battles against militants from the Islamic
State group (IS).
The Quds Force, a branch of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, is
highly secretive and conducts security functions abroad
deemed necessary to protect the Islamic republic.
As its leader, Suleimani is seldom mentioned in Iranian
media, but he has cultivated a reputation as one of the most
influential security operatives in the Middle East.
Since the Iraqi government was caught out by the IS surge
this summer, Iran has played a key role in trying to roll
back the jihadist offensive, sending military advisers and
arms across the border.
Suleimani was previously pictured near the Iraqi town of
Amerli, which Kurdish fighters, Shiite militias and the
Iraqi Army liberated on September 1. Again, the images were
circulated on social media.
A senior Iranian justice official also recently stated that
Suleimani was present during fighting near Arbil alongside
Kurdish forces in early August, going against his reputation
for remaining out of sight.
"He is indeed like Keyser Soze," a senior US official once
said, comparing Suleimani to the seemingly invisible
character portrayed by Kevin Spacey in the film "The Usual
The Iraqi military's collapse at the hands of Sunni Muslim
militants near Iran's border invokes fear in Tehran.
Bonded by Shiite Islam, Iran and Iraq have grown closer in
the realms of government and security since the overthrow of
Sunni leader Saddam Hussein in the US-led invasion of
Iranian media regularly report the death of Iranian
"volunteers" killed in Syria and Iraq in fighting against
jihadists. The authorities claim the combatants are there of
their own choosing to protect Shiite holy sites.
Saudi Pilot Arrested for Refusing to Bomb ISIS in Syria
By Leith Fadel on September 29, 2014 Middle East
According to social media activists, a Saudi Air Force
officer has refused orders to carry out an airstrike on
Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) positions in Syria.
The Saudi officer, Captain Faisal Al-Ghamdi, is said to have
refused to participate in the airstrikes due to his support
of the terrorist group. The news has circulated amongst
pro-ISIS pages and has been referenced by their ground
activists in Saudi Arabia, adding to the already turbulent
relations between the terrorist group and Wahhabi-led
Saudi officials have yet to comment on the validity of this
story; however, a picture and the soldier's identity has
been released by pro-ISIS media sources. ISIS has a strong
presence in Saudi Arabia - the country's government has
financially supported rebels in Syria and Iraq to overthrow
their governments. Recently, Saudi Arabia agreed to
participate in the Anti-ISIS Coalition to quell the
terrorist group's presence in the region.
US Air Force & Kurdish Communists, ypg, Battle ISIS in
Kobani but Fail
October 12: The week long battle for Kobani in which Kurdish
communist forces with the help of the US air force tried to
stop the Islamic advance became a victory for ISIS of
strategic importance. Although the Kurds are still holding
on the area of Kobani nearest to the Turkish border, they
have suffering losses so huge that without the help of
Iranian and FSA help and steady bombardment by the US air
force, they would be wiped out.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [SOHR]
which monitors losses on both sides, more than 1100 Kurdish
fighters and those helping them have been killed. The
Islamic forces, ISIS, did not win easily and the same source
puts their losses at 248, a big loss for them.
The ISIS attackers showed great resilience in moving forward
and retreating and then attacking again to avoid US air
attacks. The latest attack aircraft in the US arsenal were
used to attack ISIS. CNN showed a B-1 bomber hovering over
Kobani, looking for targets. Huge explosions were heard as
the US air force attacked and missed the Islamic battle
Iran has now revealed that it was involved in the fighting
in Kobani. The numbers of Iranian troops were not specified
but the numbers were big enough to allow Iran to boast of
its conytibution to the defense of Kobani.
At one point 300 man assault team of FSA, the Syrian
opposition to Bashar Assad, allied to the US, attacked ISIS
from the back. It was a complete surprise but failed.
[At last news, the US air assault has forced ISIS to
withdraw from parts of Kobani and has helped the last
segment of the Kurdish communists, ypg, to hold on to an
enclave in Kobani.]
Kurdish Communists rally in Turkey and various European
cities. 33 killed in clashes with Islamic Kurds.
Tremendous pressure was put on the Turkish leader Erdogan to
send his tank columns into Syria to fight ISIS. Kurdish
Communists organized rallies in all major cities of Turkey.
The police did not shoot at the demonstrators, using only
However, crowds of Islamic Kurds came out to oppose the
Communists. The result was that violent clashes took place
between the two groups, with a death toll of 33 and several
Similar demonstrations and clashes took place in Germany and
other European countries.
Erdogan has been demanding a no fly zone over Syria to stop
the daily air attacks by Bashar Assad on civilians.
His government also points out that the civilian population
of Kobani has safely crossed over into Turkey, so there is
no question of ISIS killing Kurdish civilians, as the US
media are trying to project.
Major Collapse of Shi'ite Military West of Baghdad.
October 12: In the latest fighting, most of the US installed
regime's army operating west of Baghdad has been wiped out
or is in disarray..
In the north and northeast, however, Shi'ite militias
supported by Iran have made headway.
In the extreme northwest, Kurdish Peshmarga, pro Israel, are
holding on to the border town of Rabia.
ISIS is trying to encircle Baghdad and is launching
martyrdom operations on various Shi'ite strogholds of
The US air force is bombing ISIS targets in Iraq and
inflicted losses but has failed to stop the steady Islamic
NEW YORK CITY
Sexual Violation of Young People a norm Across America.
by Sis Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City]
In Sayreville, NJ, the Sayreville War Memorial High School
Football season has been cancelled amid some very, very
disturbing allegations. Richard Labbe, the school
superintendent, canceled the football season after being
notified that on October 1st, the local police had been
notified of hazing in the locker rooms. The police and
Middlesex County prosecutor are all involved because the
students being hazed were sexually violated. It would start
with a senior football player howling, locker room lights
being turned off, then, a freshman football player would be
held down by upperclassmen while being sodomized by
A parent of one of the victims spoke on condition of
anonymity for fear of harm being done to the son and family.
The parent stated that this was a ritual that occurred
throughout this season, at least. These types of sexually
violent hazings occur throughout America in military
academies and athletic programs. These boys are victimized
and then, they victimize other young boys. Rape is the
ultimate form of humiliation and that is the goal with
But, why do these male students always involve sexual
violence in their hazing practices?
I think it goes back to Greek homosexual culture. A man was
not considered a man unless he could handle a man sexually.
Zeus, the ultimate Greek god, had his way with women, men,
and boys. In Greek Mythology, ravage is the word used rather
than rape. Ravage romanticizes this unspeakable act!
Sometimes, these behaviors of sexual abuse start with the
coaches. Sandusky was not the ONLY coach to molest boys over
the course of his 40 year career! These sexual violations
don't just occur in athletic programs among children.
There is the horrible 2012 military survey revealing that
26,000 men and women were sexually assaulted however, only
3,374 rapes were reported that year! Sexual assaults are
rampant in these environments. In America's military, no one
is safe! It is about power and dominance. Military training
and American foreign policy fosters the belief of being
dominant over others. "Relationships" are built on a lack of
respect for the "weaker" party. There is no conference only
deference to a domineering partner. This is why domestic
violence is so prevalent. Everyone is trying to dominate
someone. Everyone wants to be the BOSS. This thinking is
very prevalent among European countries involved with
There are still parents who are angry that the football
season has been canceled. Check out what this mother said,
after her son had been questioned by police, "I was at the
police station with him when they were questioning him," she
said. "They were talking about a butt being grabbed. That's
about it. No one was hurt. No one died. I don't understand
why they're being punished. I think that the forfeited game
was punishment enough." No compassion or understanding on
ANY of these parents' parts. It is these types of statements
from parents that lead me to believe that what happened in
that locker room was an oppressive culture sanctioned by
adults. I am not saying the parents knew the specifics but,
it is a well known fact that athletic teams do haze,
particularly the males. Most of society still holds the
belief that "Boys will be boys" or "What doesn't kill you
will make you stronger." Just like that mother said, "No one
died." Unfortunately, many coaches are very aware of these
hazing practices with their teams, even if the parents are
This erroneous belief of someone needing to be in control is
systemic. The oppressed think and behave like their
oppressor in every way, sometimes. Who knows if these
younger freshmen boys won't repeat this same violation on
someone else? An ad campaign is not going to get to the
bottom of the domestic violence issue. Making it more
difficult to own a gun is not going to stop massacres, I'm
afraid. One high school football program being canceled will
not end sexual violations in the locker room. Just as
Minister Farrakhan says, America must atone for her sins.
Jumping on the bandwagons of ONLY Black men involved in
scrapes with the law shows the lack of seriousness on White
Society's part to really make America a better and safer
country. In order to clean house or our own backyard, all of
us must be held accountable for our actions, not just one
group. It starts with government on down to the citizens,
who support this country.
New York City
Even a serious Crime does not Lead to Arrest: The "chosen
Over the weekend, 10/5/2014, Rev. Sharpton cohort, Sandford
Rubinstein, a wealthy Jewish lawyer, was accused of Rape! A
high-ranking woman of African-descent, from Sharpton's
National Action Network, claims to have gone with Rubinstein
to his penthouse apartment. She states that he drugged and
raped her. When she woke up, later, she found that she had
been disrobed and violated.
Under ANY circumstance involving a rape, if protocol is
followed, the accused assailant is at least detained and
questioned. Nothing has happened to Sandford Rubinstein.
Asked about the accusation, Sharpton took the role of
neutral observing stating that he knew both parties.
Neutrality can NEVER be used in a case of right and wrong.
When people choose to be neutral rather than speak against
immoral behavior they are really showing cowardice.
Rubinstein, of course, claims the sexual encounter was
consensual but, the alleged victim immediately went to the
hospital and if she claimed she was drugged a blood test
should have been taken.
There are already grumblings about the events, or lack
thereof, occurring in this case. Cyrus D. Vance, New York
County prosecutor, has a sordid history of helping wealthy
White men escape justice. Dominique Strauss Kahn was
actually indicted on rape charges by a grand jury yet, Vance
decided not to go on with the trial! The fact that he is
still in office shows that he had the support, and probably
pressure, from the government higher ups, mainly
Insha'allah, I will be following this case. Rubinstein is no
threat to police or the prosecutor because he makes the tax
payer pay for their egregious misconduct, not them! They
will do whatever they can to protect him
Mom says her son was Unarmed: October 8 Police Shooting in
The mother of a black 18-year-old who was killed by an
off-duty St. Louis police officer says her son wasn't armed,
as investigators contend.
Syreeta Myers told The Associated Press by phone Thursday
that her son, Vonderrit D. Myers, was holding a sandwich
when the officer killed him Wednesday night.
Police haven't identified the officer or the person he
killed, or disclosed the officer's race. The killing sparked
an angry demonstration, with many protesters likening it to
the August killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a
white officer in nearby Ferguson.
St. Louis' police chief says the suspect in Wednesday's
shooting fired first on the uniformed officer and got off
three rounds before his gun jammed. He says the officer
fired 17 rounds.
No Justice for Muslim Political Prisoners.
Supreme Court Rejects Tarek Mehanna's appeal;
Ziyad Yaghi, Abdul Razak Ali also denied appeal
by Sis. Karin Friedemann [Boston]
On Monday, October 6, 2014 the US Supreme Court refused to
hear an appeal from Tarek Mehanna, a Massachusetts resident
who is serving a 17 1/2 year sentence for translating
ancient Arabic texts on jihad for the Islamic website At
Mehanna claims he was threatened with prosecution after
refusing to act as an informant for the FBI. He is accused
of support for terrorism, though his support never included
picking up a gun. The government alleges that Mehanna
"intended" to go to Iraq to take up arms against the US,
although there is no evidence. Mehanna is guilty of nothing
more than saying in passing that Iraqis have a right to
"I'm disappointed to see even the highest court still
submissive to the executive branch's fabrication of
charges," Mehanna's father, Ahmed Mehanna, 64, said. "It's
clearly the First Amendment [at issue], and they refused to
even look at it."
Mehanna's prosecutor, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, is the same
one who is pursuing the prosecutions of youths accused in
relation to the Boston Marathon bombings. She claims Mehanna
was "using the Internet to encourage others to support
Boston FBI Agent Vincent Lisi in charge of framing the case
against Mehanna stated, "From his travel to Yemen to receive
training to kill American soldiers to his material support
for terrorism at home, it was clear Mr. Mehanna trained to
be a terrorist."
Prosecutors say Mehanna traveled with Ahmad Abousamra to
Yemen in 2004 to join a terrorist training camp, while
Mehanna insists he traveled there to learn Arabic. He had
expressed some light-hearted interest to a friend in
checking out the famous al Qaeda training camps, but they
don't really exist as tourism adventure spots anymore in
this decade now that Reagan is no longer president. Mehanna
never did go to any camp to participate in any weapons
training, and even if he had, that is not the same thing as
signing up for a war against the US. Mehanna's lawyers said
he didn't give any tangible support to al-Qaida, and his
online activities were protected free speech.
"We are disappointed that the Supreme Court declined to hear
the case," a lawyer for Mehanna, P. Sabin Willett told ABC
Mehanna's father said his family had not even had "one iota
of hope" that his son would get a hearing before the high
court, in light of the news reports on ISIS.
"Unfortunately, the Supreme Court is affected by such a saga
and such media frenzy," Ahmed Mehanna said. "It is a very,
very sad day."
"Everybody agrees that Mehanna supported al-Qaida's cause;
At Tibyan is a fairly popular terrorist forum, and Mehanna
translated its content with the clear intention of swaying
opinion toward the jihadist cause. But translating,
publishing, and praising ideological texts, no matter how
morally vile, is generally considered to be a basic free
speech activity. Everyone knows that the First Amendment
protects translations of Mein Kampf. Why did Mehanna's
translation of jihadist hosannas land him behind bars?"
writes Mark Joseph Stern in Slate.
"Where, exactly, does free speech end and unlawful terrorist
Mehanna had no idea his actions were criminal. He possessed
the self-confidence and outspoken attitude of a relatively
affluent, American born male.
"A major issue that seems to remain open as a result of the
Court's decision is the extent to which a defendant must
"coordinate" his or her activities with the FTO [Foreign
Terrorist Organization] in question in order to be convicted
under § 2339. The Court had previously held in Holder v.
Humanitarian Law Project, 130 S. Ct. 2705 (2010), that §
2339 "reaches only material support coordinated with or
under the direction of a designated foreign terrorist
organization" (emphasis added)," writes Alex Ely in
Andy Wang of lawfareblog explains, "The 1996 "material
support" provision, 18 U.S.C. § 2339, criminalizes the
providing of "material support or resources" to a foreign
terrorist organization (FTO). Providing "material support or
resources" can mean the providing of "any property... or
service" to the FTO... The government succeeded in
convicting him under the material support provision, and the
First Circuit affirmed the conviction."
"Mehanna's petition opens with a statutory argument—that his
actions were not criminal under any reasonable definition of
the word "coordination." Noting that he only translated the
texts—at his own discretion—and that the translations were
not committed, directed, paid for by, performed in concert
with, or presented to any FTO, Mehanna argues that he could
not possibly have "coordinate[d]" with any FTOs... he merely
translated the texts at his own discretion and disseminated
them to other users on the internet."
Mehanna concludes, "If the government's low bar for what
actions and speech constitute "coordination" is allowed to
stand, it would impose unconstitutional sanctions for merely
talking or associating with people on the internet."
However, Mehanna's vacation to Yemen, the government argued,
was enough to let the conviction stand, brushing aside the
issue of whether translations alone can constitute
sufficient coordination and material support.
This week the Supreme Court also denied appeal to Ziyad
Yaghi, another American-born Muslim found guilty of
suspicious vacationing after he went to Egypt in search of a
bride and tried to make a stop in Jerusalem; and Guantanamo
inmate Abdul Razak Ali.
VIEWPOINTS & ANALYSIS
Analysis by an Indian insider: India Should Insulate from
War on IS
by M K Bhadrahumar, October 5, 2014
This is the third time India is having to make a choice
whether to to join the United States' war on terror. In
2001, the BJP government was quite inclined to join the
invasion of Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban regime. But
the US was more interested in roping in its 'non-NATO ally',
Pakistan, and Pervez Musharraf jumped in with alacrity.
The second time was in 2003 when during a rare visit to the
US, the then Deputy PM L. K. Advani favorably viewed the
then US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld's demarche that
India should join the "coalition of the willing" to invade
Iraq. But Advani's folly was corrected by PM A. B. Vajpayee
in the nick of time.
Now, PM Narendra Modi faces a similar choice to be part of
the US-led "coalition of the willing" against the Islamic
State in Iraq and Syria. Opinion seems divided among Indian
To compound matters, Israel has also pitched in at the
highest level in what seems to have been a last-ditch
attempt to influence Modi's thinking, which apparently keeps
a sense of proportions about a mythical al-Qaeda threat to
Nonetheless, it seems touch-and-go, what with our NSA
camping in Washington over the weekend. What causes
uneasiness is that "highly placed sources" in the Indian
government have begun systematically planting alarmist
stories based on conjectures and low-grade intelligence a
shade above bazaar gossip (here and here).
Such media management suggests a calibrated design to mould
public opinion in favor of India and America chalein saath,
saath ('forward together we go').
However, India will be making a catastrophic mistake in
associating itself in any way with the US' "coalition of the
willing" against the IS. The first point to be borne in mind
is that this is an open-ended war. The British PM David
Cameron just forewarned that it could be a generation-long
war. Does India have the stamina for it?
Secondly, the lives of over three dozen Indians in IS
captivity are in the crosshairs. Make no mistake that IS
will retaliate and India will be utterly helpless, since the
US won't be able to anything for India beyond what it has
been able to do for its key ally Britain — nothing.
The IS' game plan is to force an unwilling Obama and a
reluctant David Cameron to deploy "boots on the ground."
Then, there are some serious questions involved here.
Clearly, air strikes against IS will achieve nothing. The IS
has already turned into a flat, horizontal structure with no
Hqs, no command-and-control centres. As a Middle East expert
put it, it has begun operating as "a rhizome-like organism."
What does that mean?
It means the US and its allies will soon run out of
'targets'. Already, IS continues to gain ground despite the
US air strikes. It just overran an Iraqi military base with
hundreds of soldiers and captured two more border towns in
In short, the time is approaching to ponder 'what next'
after the air strikes? Turkey's decision to move troops into
Iraq and Syria and occupy territories is in anticipation of
the current US military strategy ending in a cul-de-sac even
sooner than we may think.
Again, within the "coalition of the willing", there are far
too many contradictions. The US is depending on the very
same Gulf allies, who, as Vice President Joe Biden openly
acknowledged during a speech at the Harvard University on
Thursday, were only responsible for the creation of the
Put differently, these Gulf countries and Turkey (which
funded, equipped and assisted the IS to surge) have their
own agenda, which is different from the US'. Thus, the Obama
administration is facing the difficult choice of pretending
what its coalition partners are up to or to suo moto defeat
the IS military by putting "boots on the ground" — or, more
plausibly, at some point accepting the emergence of the IS
as a fact of life and try to come to terms with it.
To compound matters, Saudi Arabia is dangerously
over-stretched by punching beyond its weight in regional
politics. The borders with Iraq (900 km) and Yemen (1400 km)
have the potential to become infiltration routes for
al-Qaeda. Also, there is a simmering factional war going on
within the Saudi royal family on the issue of succession to
Suffice to say, the IS crisis is becoming a crisis within
Wahhabism. The Saudi strategy to use militant Salafists in
projects over the past 30-35 year period in Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Syria and so on has come full circle inevitably
with a Salafist radicalization that is leading to a
metamorphosed neo-Wahhabist movement, which is what the
Islamic State is about.
How long can the restive, aspirational Saudi youth be kept
away from the charisma and pull of the IS? That is the core
issue developing today.
To quote the Middle East analyst mentioned above, "the 'war'
in the Middle East has evolved into a war between Wahhabism
and other orientations of Salafism, such as the Muslim
Brotherhood (whom Saudis now seek to blame for the emergence
of the IS). It is a war of Sunni on Sunni, of Wahhabi Saudi
Arabia versus Wahhabi Qatar, of Wahhabi Jabat An-Nusra
against IS; of Wahhabi Saudi Arabia and certain of its
allies against the Muslim Brotherhood."
Suffice to say, it is a boiling cauldron and a massive
spillover cannot be avoided. The high probability is a
repetition of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran — this
time around in Saudi Arabia.
As an Obama watcher, my hunch is that Obama is dithering,
understanding perfectly well what is at stake here. Obama
seems to be going through the motions of the air strikes
without much conviction, sensing Saudi Arabia's dire
Of course, the paradox is that by its passivity, the US
could end up repeating its folly in Iran in the 1970s —
refusing to pressure the Saudi regime to reform, sensing the
regime's vulnerability but watching as a spectator and
paralyzed on its tracks whilst the IS marches towards the
gates of Riyadh. But then, what else can Obama do? The
American public opinion and the political establishment will
not countenance the US putting the "boots on the ground" for
salvaging the Saudi regime.
Therefore, India needs to be extremely wary of what is
unfolding. There are 7 million Indians earning their
livelihood in the region. They should not get caught in the
crossfire. This should be the prime concern.
In a longer term perspective, India needs to reassess the
potentials and/or dangers of political islam surging in the
transformation of the Middle East. If the IS knocks at the
gates of Riyadh, its resonance will be felt as far away as
This is not a war on terror. The decades-old US regional
strategies pursued in close alliance with Saudi Arabia have
inexorably led to the present explosive outcome. The US'
Faustian pact with the Saudis is unraveling. India has had
no role in it, and Indian should not aspire for a role in it
today, no matter what the Mephistophilis might have
whispered to Modi in New York.
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