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13 Rabi' al-Awwal,1436 - January 4, 2015 Issue # 53, Newsletter # 1583
Hadith of the Week
"The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Anyone who
has been a ruler over ten people will be brought shackled on
the Day of Resurrection, until the justice (by which he
ruled) loosens his chains or tyranny brings him to
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1037
Message from Br. Shamim Siddiqi: Terrorism Comes from the
West: Islam is for Justice and Fair play.
Christians and Jews Betrayed Abraham, Moses, Jesus, pbut
Please note carefully that today's so-called terrorism is
the Chain reaction of decades old State Terrorism of USA,
Israel, India, Russia China and other colonial powers and
dictators at global level, including the Muslim world and
Gulf Sheikdoms. It would be a great tyranny if you all
attribute it to Islam just out of ignorance and totally
forgetting Western hegemony against the concept of Political
Islam - a death knell to these secular cults.
This is modern Jahiliya [ignorance] - where the higher a
person is educated, the greater he or she is ignorant of the
truth that how Islam as a System of life helps the humanity
and solves the human problems that Western democracies
couldn't solve in spite of their tall talks.
Socialism and Communism have failed to do any harm to Islam.
In the same pursuit, Capitalism is fast digging its grave
and will not last long. The future of humanity is wide open
for Islam and that is why all the western powers are scared
of Islam and hurling wild propaganda stunts against Islam
day in and day out and the secular press and media are its
Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. It is fighting all
along just to deliver justice and fair play to human affairs
and fill the human abode with justice all around. Islam is,
thus, a challenge to all the secular cults that have no
solution of human problems and are fast falling apart in
their quest to dominate societies on false and untruthful
policies and programs.
Jews and Christians who lost Islam that was presented by
Abraham, Moses and Jesus [pbut] are supporting the secular
cults must understand that Islam in the shape of the Qur'an
is the only authentic version of the Abrahamic faith and
their Nirvana lies only on rejecting these false cults and
accept Islam as the boon for humanity as a whole.
Please share it with your readers. If not, it would be
[This was a rebuttal to a false flag operation known as New
Age Islam, coming from India.]
Long Island, NY
This week, the Prisoner is:
Ziyad Yaghi (51771-056)
FTC OKLAHOMA CITY
FEDERAL TRANSFER CENTER.
P.O. BOX 898801
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73189
The authorities move him around from prison to prison.
His mother, Sis. Laila, says he's expected to be there for a
couple of weeks.
Please send him a postcard.
Two personal notes from the editor, Kaukab Siddique.
The year 2015 began well for me. I was invited to late lunch
by a very cultured and educated Muslim African American
family on the east side of Baltimore. They did not say "new
years lunch" because they know I don't do it.
Most of the guests were Christians from Trinidad who spent
some time expressing their disgust with Fox TV, O'Reilly and
Soft jazz floated by: the only music I like.
The home was extremely clean and tastefully organized. Very
Unfortunately, my wife was recovering from a bad cold and
couldn't come with me.
January 2 suddenly became a nightmare with the terrible news
that my very learned scholarly younger brother was suddenly
in hospital and near death. By Allah's blessing, the problem
was redressed in time and he is in good recovery.
Such is life: a thin veil between happiness and sorrow.
A note of thanks:
New Trend gets information from around the world, both for
and against Islam. However three people should be mentioned
in particular.. They have provided so much UNUSUAL
information that I can say that New Trend is better informed
than just about all publications on Islam, Muslims and
Br. Ali Randall, Richmond, Virginia
Sis. Aamira Ibrahim, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Br. Robert Solano, Brownsville, Texas.
ONE YEAR REDUCED FROM OUR LIFE SPAN ON NEW YEAR
CELEBRATING HAPPY NEW YEAR IS A WESTERN TRADITION.
LET US BESEECH FORGIVENESS FROM ALLAH FOR THE SINS AND
OMISSIONS OF OUR PAST LIFE ON THIS DAY OF NEW YEAR.
From: Maulana Hussain Khan,Tokyo
(Translator of section 30 of the Qur'an into Japanese).
Extremist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and
Courtesy "The Bitter Truth," London England.
Since his sweeping ascension to India's top job, Modi has
used almost every opportunity to promote Israel-India
In November, Bloomberg News reported that "Modi is openly
boosting ties with Israel, strengthening a relationship that
has largely grown outside of the public spotlight over the
past two decades."
The moves, which began with a meeting between Modi and
Israeli Prime Minister Netanayhu, include billions in
defense deals, and speculation that India is reconsidering
its pro-Palestinian stance at the United Nations.
In November, the two allies successfully tested an advanced
missile system, which was hailed by an adviser to the Indian
defense minister as "an important milestone in the
cooperation between India and Israel," The Times of Israel
In December, Modi tweeted a Chanukah greeting in Hebrew
which wished his "Jewish friends a happy Chanukah! May this
Festival of Lights and the festive season ring in peace,
hope and well-being for all." Indian Prime Minister Narendra
Modi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
Why many of our du'as [supplications] are not Answered?:
Pray for the Living, not the Dead
Latest Khutba from Kaukab Siddique, PhD
On January 2, 2015 Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma' khutba
at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore, Maryland. The
mosque was packed but as it is a small mosque, a summary of
the main points of the khutba are given here for countrywide
Allah helped you at Badr, when ye were a
contemptible little force; then fear Allah; thus may ye show
your gratitude. (The Qur'an 3:123]
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet , while in a tent
(on the day of the battle of badr) said, "O Allah! I ask you
the fulfillment of Your Covenant and Promise. O Allah! If
You wish (to destroy the believers) You will never be
worshipped after today." Abu Bakr caught him by the hand and
said, "This is sufficient, O Allah's messenger! You have
asked Allah pressingly." The Prophet was clad in his armor
at that time. He went out, saying to me: "Their multitude
will be put to flight and they will show their backs. Nay,
but the Hour is their appointed time (for their full
recompense) and that Hour will be more grievous and more
bitter (than their worldly failure)." (54.45-46) Khalid said
that was on the day of the battle of badr. ( Sahih Bukhari.
Book #52, Hadith #164)
"It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah: when you
threw (a handful of dust), it was not thy act, but Allah's:
in order that He might test the Believers by a gracious
trial from Himself: for Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth
(all things). [The Qur'an 8:17.]
Du'a or Suplications are a very important aspect of
Islamic worship. We should ask Allah for all our needs and
for help in all our difficulties and aspirations.
However there is something lacking in many of our
supplications and we often find that Allah does not answer
our prayers. Think about why that is so.
One requirement for du'a is that we should do good deeds
and then supplicate. If we keep making du'as but don't do
good deeds, they express a certain weakness in our worship.
For instance we must fulfil the obligatory prayers first and
then make the du'a [supplication].
The most famous du'a of the Prophet, pbuh is the one he
made at Badr, the greatest battle of Islam. He first
surveyed the battle field, put the fighters in their
appropriate places, checked the water supply and the weapons
and then asked Allah for help. It was a deeply felt call for
help. When he had finished the du'a, he picked up some sand
and threw it at the oppressors; the symbolism was so
powerful that it became one with the Will of Allah. And
Allah said, it was not the Prophet, pbuh, who threw. It was
Allah. The Muslims outnumbered 3 to 1 and poorly armed
slaughtered the oppressors.
Why do we fail? We don't do dawah but pray for our dawah
to be successful. We don't choose Islamic spouses and then
pray that our spouses should be Islamic. We don't teach
Islam to our children and then pray that our children should
be Islamic. This is the wrong way.
The Qur'an says that even when you are going to ask the
Prophet, pbuh, for Islamic instructions, first give some
This is a sensitive issue. I don't want to offend you,
but this is genuine Islam: Don't make du'a for those who are
dead. Make du'a for those who are living, Why do we ignore
the living and keep making du'a for those who are dead and
gone. They will be judged for what they did and Allah will
not only be just but also merciful.
The worst form of du'a is that when we think that if we
pray often enough, one who is going to hell will go to
Focus on those who are living. Why do we not pray for
those who are targets of B1 bombers and are standing up to
the horrific bombardment by the unbelievers? Isn't this
great heroism deserving our du'as that the mujahids are
standing against the most powerful air force?
Many people confuse zikr with du'a, Prayers, zikr and
du'as are first and foremost meant to strengthen our inner
spiritual power. They are NOT like the mantras of other
religions that if you say this 100 times or 50 times, your
sins or so and so's sins will be forgiven.
The Qur'an consistently puts FAITH and GOOD DEEDS
together, Du'as without deeds are not Islamic.
Pray for health for those who are not well. Pray for
jobs for those who are jobless. . Pray for the defeat of the
Yahood and for the liberation of Palestine. Pray for Islamic
spouses and Islamic children. Pray for the success of the
Islamic battle formations.
Spotlights and Guidance
How to make Human Relationships Successful.
People usually are interested in people who are
interested in them.
Human relations need cultivation and care.
Never use a swatter to remove a fly from a person's face.
You can lift people up by using kindness.
You can be optimistic by treminding yourself to be
optimistic. Try putting a small note on your desk saying "be
If you are at ease with yourself, it will reflect on
others and they too will be increasingly at ease with
themselves and with you.
To criticize someone, start with kindness. Your kindness
should precede confrontation.
By harming others, you are harming yourself.
- Imam Badi Ali is a Palestinian American who leads a large
congregation in Greensboro, North Carolina
Strong rebuttal of Secularist slander of Islamic Schools
[Medressas] Under Cover of Peshawar Tragedy.
In a statement issued by Jamaate Islami Pakistan on January
3, Sirajul Haq, Ameer of Jamaate Islami analysed the ongoing
campaign against Islamic schools [medressas] by Pakistani
power structure and the media it controls.
Sirajul Haq pointed out that with very few exceptions,
medressa students have NOT been involved in any acts of
violence. He said the patriotism and loyalty of Islamic
schools to Pakistan is beyond dispute.
He added that JI will not tolerate attacks on mosques and
medressas as have been advocated by secularist
Most medressas he said are already registered with the
government, so the calls to register them are
He condemned the attack on the army school in Peshawar on
December 16 as well as all such attacks before that. Attacks
on civilians are simply not allowed in Islam, he said.
GIFTS FOR CHRISTIANS.
Earlier on December 25, Jamaate Islami leaders in Lahore and
other cities visited Christian churches and gave gifts to
Christians, expressed love devotion to Jesus, pbuh, and
assured them of JI's support for their rights.
Criticism of Jamaate Islami.
New Trend is strongly opposed to General Raheel Sharif's
imposition of military tribunals on Pakistan for quick
trials and executions of those fighting against the
military. It comes as a shock that JI went along with other
groups to accept the military tribunals. It is a very weak
excuse that the situation is so bad that we have to accept
Maulana Maudoodi was repeatedly put in prison but never
accepted military courts. Most importantly, the Prophet
Muhammad, pbuh, never suspended basic human rights though
Madinah was in great danger and Muhammad, pbuh, was
constantly involved in Jihad.
Sirajul Haq is a very pious and people oriented person. He
has done much good. Unfortunately it looks like he is
getting some bad advice about the military. The generals in
control of Pakistan are an America-oriented gang of killers,
not patriots or heroes. . We hope that Jamaate Islami will
not become an elitist party again and give up all the
advances made under the leadership of Syed Munawar
Someone should put a stopper on Liaqat Baluch's mouth . He
seems to have become the voice of General Raheel.
What's Wrong with Military Courts? Army should not Violate
by Shaikh Mohommed [London, England]
Do we want to see Military courts in action again? Surely we
should stick to the Constitution of Pakistan come what may.
Military courts will again give an impression that might is
right. We should never forget the principles of justice. One
principle is that a person is innocent until convicted by a
court. My advice to Pakistan Army is to stay away from
politics and let the law of the land prevail. If there is
any weakness in the law, let the parliament change it.
After all the people have elected the Government to maintain
peace and tranquility in the country. They should address
the issue of independence and sovereignty of Pakistan which
has been eroded by the existence of American diktat. We
should all strive to make the country free from the clutches
of American rule.
The uprising of Islamic women. A Huge Gathering in Jamia
Hafsa-Islamabad. [The school is named after Hafsa, r.a.,
daughter of Umar al-Khattab, r.a., the second caliph of
Pakistani generals working for America hate Red Mosque and
Jamia hafsa because those whom they despise are becoming the
future leaders of Pakistan.
Here are daughters of Islam negating all that General Raheel
Sharif, General Kayani and General Musharraf stand for.
The songs exalting Allah and praising the Prophet, pbuh, are
in Urdu but the slogans are in Arabic and understandable by
all Muslims.This is the rejuvenated Jamia Hafsa seminary
which rose from the ashes of the school destroyed bt General
After the December 16 attack on an army school in Peshawar,
MQM a fascist group in Karachi, connected to the army,
started a campaign to destroy Jamia Hafsa by inciting the
army against it.. This is the response of Islamic women.
The Global Zionist Network Behind the Attempts to Overthrow
President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.
Gulen is Headquartered in Pennsylvania. Key to understanding
the struggle in Turkey.
by Prof. Suleyman Kurter
Who is Fetullah Gulen?
Born in Erzurum in 1941
Began religious career as Imam delivering Waz /Beyan in
Used the Nursi movement in 1970's to gain fame, power and
He deviated from Said Nursi's teachings
Started to develop his own movement and network,
supported by the Kemalist Military and Government.
Supported the 1980 Coup of General Kenan Evren; in return
the military government financed his network's newspaper,
ZAMAN, which is the largest circulated periodical in
Met with the late Pope John Paul II in 1998 and developed
Dialogue for Tolerance and Alliance with Catholics.
Started Hizmet (service) movement, cooperating with
He misrepresented his group to Turkish businessmen to
solicit donations for his schools around the world where he
claimed Turkish language and culture would be taught to the
Established an estimated over than three thousand
schools in the world with the help of the Pope and Zionist
businessmen from Turkey especially in Muslim Countries to
help secular leaders and make money.
Hizmet connected with Israel and Zionist lobby inside
the United States and established 129 schools in the USA
with an estimated yearly income over than 400 million
Developed a network of insiders who are loyal to his
network inside the entire Turkish systems (Education,
Judicial, Police and Legislative) but was unsuccessful in
entry to Turkish Military.
Supported Tayyip Erdogan's government (AKP) hoping that
he can capture the party and hoping to attain more control
in different levels in the Turkish government.
Conflict began between Tayyip Erdogan and Fetullah Gulen
over the Anti Israeli Stance of the Erdogan Government; some
think that Gulen was told by the Zionists to control
Erdogan's messages against Israel. Remember in Chicago in
the hotel I gave a copy of the Rand Corp's Civil Democratic
Islam, in which the US was using him against any Islamic
He even established schools in Pakistan and Bangladesh to
help the governments. Especially Bangladesh donated huge
territory for their activities. In Turkey his media
supported capital punishment of the Jamaati Islami leaders
contrary to President Gul and Erdogan. Both Gul and Erdogan
were pressuring Bangladesh Government not to go through with
capital punishment. Once again Gulen's Media were accusing
the Erdogan Government of interfering with the internal
matters of Bangladesh.
Erdogan's supports Gaza and gave symbolic criticism to
Israel. However, his criticism mobilized huge support from
Islamic oriented youth and Israel became very unhappy with
Erdogan's rhetoric. Israel pressured Gulen to stop Erdogan
by using the Sixty Minutes TV program and The New York Times
exposing how much Gulen is receiving from these schools and
his businesses in the US. Using tactical maneuvers, they
were saying if you do not stop Erdogan all these benefits
Gulen tried to change the interpretations of Qur'an's
Ayats and Hadith issuing statements to Zionists gathering in
New York that he misunderstood the Ayats in regard to Jews
and Christians. They can go to heaven. He used Thomas Michel
(one time popes' secretary) to take him to Turkey and other
countries. Michel started writing and lecturing that the
Qur'an may have misunderstood the trinity and this
misunderstanding was entered into the Qur'an from illiterate
Bedouin Arabs. Erdogan's education was from Imam Hatip
(religious schools). He was very unhappy with Gulen's
distortion of Islam and further more his base was very
unhappy and put pressure on Erdogan to deal with Gulen.
Meanwhile, Gulen was using his loyalist police force to
listen to and record Erdogan's activities, even personal
activities, as well as they listed to Persident Gul and the
Chief of Military staff. Erdogan claims that Gulen was
reporting to Israeli Intelligence and Western Media.
Erdogan realized that Fetullah Gulen's involvement would
eventually lead to overthrow of his government
Fetullah Gulen mobilized his deep state networks against
Erdogan like the 2013 Gezi Park demonstrations, as well as
subsequent civil unrest in Turkey, but both were
The overturn movement did not work because Gulen exposed
himself as a religious fraud by stating that Christians and
Jews can go to heaven and then he developed anti- Arab
feelings amongst his followers. He was worried more about
Israeli children, yet he did not make a single statement
about the Palestinian children.
Gulen declared that the Mavi Marmara victims should have
gotten permission from Israel. These statements made him
very unpopular outside his group. [That was the ship
bringing relief goods for Gaza.]
He bugged the telephones of his opponents using his
network inside the police forces.
Erdogan decided to challenge the network and eradicate
their presence in all facets.
While combating this group, the Erdogan government
discovered that any opposition to Gulen's twisted religious
thinking would be brought up in Turkish courts on trumped
charges and false evidence by his police followers and
convicted by his followers' judges. Any religious figure who
disapproved of his ideas on the Qur'an and Hadith, his
forces would develop trumped charges that either they are
Taliban or made montaj videos showing that they are in
illicit relations. Erdogan decided to deal with him.
Erdogan was successful in removing most of the Gulen
Network insiders from most of the government and civil
Turkish Government has taken the extraordinary step to
cancel Gulen's passport and refer him to Interpol for
Zionist groups are supporting Gulen as his network has
been invaluable in getting confidential information to
Zionist groups and foreign governments.
Note: Income from the Network of schools and business
and donations, income estimates state that the overall
organization has a net worth of over 30 billion dollars.
Most of all his business ventures (Banks, Newspapers, TV
stations) are now under intense scrutiny by Turkish
authorities and have seen a collapse of their worth.
Turkey beside cancelled his Green passport (With this
passport one can go without visa to many countries) and the
court decided to extradite him from the USA. Let us see how
Zionists are going to play their part to save him.
Two attacks: December 30 and January 1. Major Cities in
Islamic States hands
Most of Libya is now in Islamic hands but these are three
groups not yet united. The forces loyal to western powers
have been ousted from the capital Tripoli and have set
offices in the town of Bayda under the leadership of a
Europe-linked man named Thinni. The Tripoli Islamics, named
DAWN [fajr] have set up their own parliament.
The air force is in western control and again bombed
positions near Tripoli.
Islamic groups, led by Ansar al-Sharia have gtaken over the
major city of Benghazi in the north east of Libya. However,
a pro-West general, Hifter, has linked up with Thinni and is
trying to drive out the Islamics from Benghazi but with
The government recognized by the west set up its parliament
in the isolated desert city of Tobruk in the east. On
December 30, 2014, a truck bomb exploded near the
"parliament" injuring 11 people including three members of
Most troubling of all, the south eastern city of Deraa has
been taken over by Islamic fighters who have given their
allegiance to the Islamic State [IS] led by Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi al-Hussaini in Syria-Iraq.
On January 1, the IS forces ambushed forces loyal to the
European powers north of Shabha and killed 14 of them
[Al-Qaddafi who ruled Libya for 40 years suppressed Islamic
people with great brutality. Now the Islamics are
re-emerging but with a very fragmented and transitional
format. The western backed forces who were placed in power
after Qaddafi are on the retreat but still powerful owing to
United Kingdom: Fear of Islam
Toddlers snatched by police from Mother returning from
December 31, The Daily Mail [via the Inquisitor]
Two toddlers were snatched by the British police from their
mother who had returned from war-torn Syria with them, via
Turkey. The young kids were taken into police protection at
Luton airport last week after travelling to the U.K. from
Istanbul with their 25-year-old mother, in what is
understood to be the first case in which authorities have
seized children from their parents over fears they were
At the same time, even kindergartens in the U.K., which has
a large Muslim population, are now being screened for
Islamic "Jihadi" style influences as the British government
tries to find effective ways to deal with the threat posed
by ISIS. In fact, Home Office guidance has been issued to
teachers who are expected "to have the training they need to
identify children at risk of radicalization."
There have been conflicting stories from the West Midlands
Police though, with one spokesperson announcing that the
toddlers were taken into the care of social services, while
others reported that they were actually subject to a police
But as MP David Davis told the Telegraph, "Are they supposed
to report some toddler who comes in praising a preacher
deemed to be extreme? I don't think so."
On top of that, Isabella Sanky, policy director at human
rights body Liberty told reporters, 'The Government should
focus on projects to support vulnerable, young people.
Instead they are playing straight into terrorists' hands by
rushing through a Bill that undermines our democratic
principles and turns us into a nation of suspects."
Boko Haram seizes army base in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist militants have
overrun an army base in the remote northeast Nigerian town
of Baga, two security sources said on Sunday.
Baga is notionally the headquarters of a multinational force
comprising troops from Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon,
although only Nigerian troops are actually stationed
Troops eventually fled the remote station on the semi-desert
shores of Lake Chad after it was attacked on Saturday by
Boko Haram fighters in military vehicles, both sources said.
The military did not immediately respond to a request for
Fighting in Northern Cameroon
Earlier in late December Boko Haram mujahideen captured two
small towns in Cameroon bordering Nigeria. They also
captured a military base inflicting heavy casualties on the
However, the latest news is that they withdrew in the face
of a heavy Cameroon army counterattack.
Regime trying various Diversions for religious people.
Oppression Continues. Two new attacks. Palestinian Youth
killed by Egyptian security.
The regime of General Sissi, advised by Israel, is carrying
out various diversions to keep Egypt's large religious
Action was taken against "gays" who were meeting in
Sectarian preachers are allowed to broadcast against the
tiny Shia minority. They cleverly focus on the most abusive
attacks by the Shias on the Companions of the Prophet,
The Shias fell for this trick and their Shia supporters
in Kuwait have set up a broadcasting system in England which
openly abuses the sahaba, r.a., and in particular the
beloved wife of the Prophet, pbuh.
Meanwhile at the end of the year, mujahideen hit an Egyptian
military check point in the Sinai killing two soldiers. In
Cairo itself, there was an attack on the police killing one
police officer, injuring another.
Near the border with Gaza, Egyptian security shot and killed
a Palestinian youth trying to cross the border.
About 15,000 Egyptian Islamic activists are in General
An al-Shabab martyrdom operator hit a AU military convoy
near Mogadishu, but as usual in such cases the military is
hiding its losses.
December 25. Al-Shabab fighters infiltrated the AU military
base located INSIDE the International Airport at Mogadishu.
They inflicted heavy losses on the military before all three
were killed. AU admitted only 7 troops killed.
AU are non-Muslim troops from several African regimes
aligned to the US and Israel.
Meanwhile US jet bombers have been looking for al-Shabab
leaders and claim to have killded al-Shabab's intelligence
[US policy is to kill Islamic leaders but it does not seem
to effective because al-Shabab leaders are replaced the day
they are killed by the US.]
Most of Somalia is under al-Shabab control but the western
powers have installed a clique in the capital Mogadishu
which they consider "representatives" of Somalia.
Assad losing. Damascus under attack. Hizbullah killed in
Qualamoun. Saudi Scholar killed in US air strike.
January 4: Syrian regime's air force is still active but now
it is doing air strikes on the suburbs of Damascus, Jobar,
Ghouta, Yarmouk solidly in Islamic hands.
Today mortar fire from mujahideen hit Tahrir Square in
Damascus where Assad holds his victory rallies.
The regime fired surface to surface missiles into the
suburbs to stop the Islamic advance.
Hundreds of anti-Assad fighters in Hajr al-Aswad, at the tip
of Damascus, who were running out of supplies have joined
the Islamic State [IS]. The caliphate is giving them
rations, ammunition and uniforms.
In the Qalamoun mountains, a mujahideen attack [al-Nusra and
others] slaughtered Hizbullah forces. The regime admitted 7
Hizbullah and 5 of its regular troops killed which indicates
very heavy losses because Assad regime always pretends it
had no losses.
US and Arab regime jet fighters raided Raqqa after midnight
but the people were ready and there were no losses. [Raqqa
is the capital of the Islamic Caliphate.]
Fierce fighting erupted again in Kobane where Communist
Kurds are hard pressed by IS volunteers but Islamic victory
is thwarted by new bombing raids by the US air force.
The US air strikes were the heaviest in Kobani on January 2
and killed an Islamic scholar from Saudi Arabia, Othman
al-Assiri, who led prayers and gave khutbas.
Iranian General Killed. Pashmerga unable to Advance.
Most of Kirkuk Province under IS control.
December 29: Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard,
Brig. General Hamid Toqavi was killed in heavy fighting with
Islamic State mujahideen trying to capture Samarra. Many
Iranian troops were killed along with the general. [ The
news was reported by AP and has been admitted by Iran which
hailed and buried Toqavi as a hero.]
Kurdish Peshmarga tried to advance in northern Iraq to
capture Sultan Abdullah village and announced it had been
captured. However on January 4, al-Jazeerah reported that it
was still in IS hands and fighting continues.
The Iraqi regime announced that it had captured Dhulia but
later it turned out, fighting is continuing there. Most of
oil rich Kirkuk province is under IS control; however some
of the Kurds don't like it. On December 29, a flag of IS was
burned by unknown persons. Considered sacrilege because the
kalmia of Muhammad, pbuh, is on it, IS arrested 50 people to
investigate. They were taken to Hawija, which is solidly IS
controlled and a court has been set up there.
After investigation, they were released.
Marathon Case Trial Based on Injustice & Desire to Execute a
"terrorist" without Evidence. Boston Gears Up for Bombing
by Sis. Karin Friedemannl
The past couple weeks have been strange, with the defense
for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filing a motion to keep protesters who
were supporting their client away from the courthouse! (?)
Tsarnaev's attorneys oddly argued that the presence of
demonstrators, whose arguments vary, would rob Tsarnaev of
his right to a fair trial. The defense again frantically
requested for a third time a change of venue the late
afternoon of New Year's Eve,arguing that "every member of
the jury pool is, in effect, an actual victim of the charged
Judge O'Toole routinely denied the defense request at the
advice of the prosecution, who insisted that the trial
should be conducted in the community most affected by the
bombing. "Moving the trial out of the Eastern Division would
create an enormous hardship for those victims and their
families, depriving many, if not most of them, of any
ability to see the trial."
Harvey Silvergate writes in the Boston Globe, "The Oklahoma
City bombing prosecution furnishes an instructive precedent
that strongly suggests that Tsarnaev should not be tried in
Massachusetts. It is a precedent that O'Toole has recklessly
misread and misrepresented in denying a venue change...
O'Toole ignores yet another precedent, this one right in his
own back yard."
Boston Judge Wolf decided to postpone the sentencing trial
of Gary Lee Sampson, who was convicted in 2003 of the
carjack killings of three men, Silvergate continues, "out of
an abundance of caution, erring on the side of a fair trial
that is supposed to be the norm especially when the death
penalty hangs in the balance. O'Toole instead is erring on
the side of expedition. Efficiency can be overrated when
justice, and our own adherence to civilized and
constitutional norms, hang in the balance."
After being found guilty, Sampson was sent to New Hampshire
for execution, since Massachusetts does not allow the death
penalty. If a Bostonian can be found guilty in Massachusetts
and executed in New Hampshire, why can't a Bostonian get his
trial moved to New Hampshire, where the libertarian
population is more likely to question the FBI's story?
Bostonians are largely debating the death penalty vs. life
in prison rather than innocence vs. guilt. A 2013 Boston
Globe poll found that 57% of Bostonians favored life without
parole for Tsarnaev, while 33% favored death.
Jury selection is expected to begin on Monday, January 5,
Attorney Judy Clarke has made overtures to prosecutors about
a plea bargain, according to a lawyer close to the case. But
so far she has been rebuffed, reports the NY Times.
Imprisoned friend Stephen Silva is expected to confess to
selling or giving a gun with an obliterated serial number to
the Tsarnaevs in February 2013, due to FBI evidence against
him obtained by the wiretapping of an informant, two months
before the April events. Media insinuates, but court
documents do not clearly link the gun to the killing of MIT
officer Sean Collier.
The official prosecution narrative centers on the story that
Tsarnaev, angry about the killing of Muslims in Iraq and
Afghanistan, scrawled incriminating messages ("Stop killing
our innocent people and we will stop") on the inside of the
boat where he was captured. This message appeared about
three weeks after his arrest, just in time for the grand
jury hearing, and is therefore rather suspect as evidence. I
think it is baloney that Jahar just happened to have a
Sharpie and suddenly began to compose a manifesto after
having been shot multiple times.
What is important to acknowledge though, is that Bostonians,
and the American people in general, are desperate to execute
Tsarnaev as a terrorist rather than to pity him as a wayward
teen - BECAUSE of the erroneous belief that he was
retaliating against America for propagating massacres
overseas. BECAUSE of the deep dark guilt inside the American
conscience. The hysteria that this kind of propaganda
arouses points to a dark side of American ignorance and
exceptionalism. The idea that a Muslim kid might say that
retaliation is justified makes this a high profile case. He
might even end up publicly hanged on TV like Saddam Hussein
(God forbid)! But what about the random jerk off his meds
who guns down a classroom? Not news. The United States is
treating Tsarnaev like a scapegoat that they can just load
up with all their baggage and send him out to the desert to
"take away the sins of the world."
Indeed if Tsarnaev had committed bombings in the name of
Islam, in retaliation for Muslim deaths overseas, he would
be protected by international law. The United Nations could
recognize him as a political prisoner and he would enjoy
certain rights enforceable by the international community.
If Tsarnaev is truly an Islamic jihad terrorist, where is
his legal support? Where is his army? There is none because
he never was a jihadi despite some general interest in
Islamic causes such as sympathy for Gaza and Syria. He also
has no background of crime or any issue that would consider
him to be a disturbed youth. He was a lifeguard, who
volunteered to help handicapped kids. He was a well adjusted
and very popular kid.
Is that what this trial is going to boil down to? The right
of a well-adjusted American kid to openly care about Muslim
New York City
New York Mayor vs the Police: Protesting at Funerals is not
right but it was Done.
Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
After having turned their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio at
Woodhull Hospital, during his visit with the families of the
two slain officers, and at Rafael Ramos' funeral, now, the
NYPD has decided to salute the New York City Mayor at the
funeral of Officer Wenjian Liu, the second officer executed
by Ismaiyl Brinsley.
This salute occurs a week after a special closed door
meeting with the Mayor, NYPD Commissioner, and Patrolmen's
Benevolent Association President, Patrick Lynch. Many in the
media were surprised that the meeting was not mentioned by
the politicos. After this meeting, Patrick Lynch stated that
there was absolutely no progress made. The police have a
gripe with Mayor de Blasio over his comments about having
"the talk" with his teenage son about police
racially-profiling Black boys his age. Mayor de Blasio is
married to an African-American woman.
To de Blasio's credit, he refused to make any apologies for
Commissioner Bratton issued a memo calling for restraint in
Mayor de Blasio's presence however, the memo also stated
that there would be no discipline or mandates for those who
chose to treat the Mayor with any disdain.
If these officers were not going to be disciplined for
disrespecting May de Blasio, again, then why the sudden
change of heart? That's it for this episode of political
theater, for now. (courtesy of CBSNews.com)
Taking "Israel" to Court
With thanks to Citizens for Legitimate Government [CLG],
Palestinian president signs up to join international
criminal court --Move will anger Israel and US and paves way
for court to take jurisdiction over crimes committed in
Palestinian territories 31 Dec 2014.
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has moved
dramatically to join the international criminal court,
setting Palestinians on a diplomatic collision course with
Israel and the US. Abbas signed the Rome treaty governing
the court and 19 other international agreements on Wednesday
evening following the rejection by the UN security council
of a Jordanian-backed resolution calling for the end of the
Israeli occupation by 2017. At the end of 24 hours of high
diplomatic tension, Abbas - under pressure from other
members of the Palestinian leadership - followed through on
the threat to join the ICC, which would open the way to
Palestinians pursuing Israel for war crimes in the court of
last resort, based in The Hague.
Palestine files 'Israeli war crimes' probe request with
accession letter to ICC - report 2 Jan 2015 Along with the
letters of accession to the ICC, Palestine has reportedly
filed a request to the Hague to investigate Israeli war
crimes during the 50-day war in Gaza last summer.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signed the request to
probe IDF's use of force starting June 13, 2014, along with
the letters of accession to the International Criminal court
on Wednesday night, an unnamed NGO worker told Haaretz. On
Friday the batch of newly signed documents and the petition
are expected to be received by the UN Secretary-General.
2015-01-04 Sun 21:25 ct