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10 Jumaada al-awal 1436 A.H. - March 1, 2015 Issue # 61, Newsletter #1591
Hadith of the Week
Narrated Abu Huraira
Allah's messenger, pbuh, said:
"Every night when it is the last third of the night, our
Lord, the Superior, the Blessed, descends to the nearest
heaven and says: Is there anyone to invoke Me that I may
respond to his invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me so that
I may grant him his request? Is there anyone asking My
forgiveness so that I may forgive him?. "
Sahih Bukhari Vol. 2 , Book 21 , No. 246
Spotlights & Guidance
What Mass Media is Doing to the Muslim Community
by Imam Badi Ali
Mass media tell us that Muslims are terrorists, not
humans. We are told that Muslim lives are full of violence,
not love. Be careful, your children may be watching this
USA is the only country with such a rigid media system
that it can control public opinion.
People are controlled by mass media in what they eat,
drink, wear, like, dislike and to act like those glorified
by the mass media. Its a new form of slavery.
Mass media is so worldly, if your children are not
protected, they will be swept away.
Freedom of speech? No! Media has the freedom to hate.
Freedom of expression is extremely limited in serious
Look at what happened to videos of torture and
humiliation at US prison at Abu Ghraib in Iraq. The media
not show the actual video. Instead they used it to market
their own principles.
Mass media will represent you with people who look like
you but who do not think or feel like you. You are
When I watch TV, I think what happened to the wise men of
America. How is it that they do not appear and speak about
what is happening to this country.
Western media incite people to kill Muslims and to
justify war. Arab media work to divide Muslims and incite
them to fight each other.
Sports, entertainment, elections are all part of the
mass media process trying to control people's minds.
- Imam Badi Ali is a Palestinian American who leads a large
congregation in Greensboro, North Carolina
Jamaat al-Muslimeen activity at Mosque in Western Baltimore
Reached 120 Muslims
On February 27, after juma' salat at Masjid Rahma in western
Baltimore, Jamaat al-Muslimeen documents were given to 120
Muslims mostly from Pakistan and Arab countries plus some
African Americans. These documents included:
Imam Badi Ali's thoughts on the tragedy of Chapel Hill
where three Muslim youths were murdered.
President Obama's strategy to use Iran against mujahideen
which Republicans don't understand.
Br. Kaukab's Khutba: Insulting cartoons against the
Prophet, pbuh, will not be tolerated.
Boycott Coca Cola and all businesses supporting
Sis. Karin's report on death in US custody of Phil Africa
[African American leader] and Abu Anas [Libyan mujahid
Jamaat e Islami Pakistan supports Kashmir & urges action
against India's subversive activity in Pakistan.
New Khateeb Emphasizes Remembrance of Allah and Du'a
On February 27, Br. Abdul Mateen, from Baltimore, gave the
juma khutba at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen. These were his
Zikr [remembrance of Allah] is most important.
Allah has told us in the Qur'an to call on Him and He
will Call on us.
In hardship Allah has given us the Zikr the Prophet,
pbuh, taught his daughter: subhanaAllah, Alhamdulillah,
Always strive to connect with Allah's Mercy, Power and
WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE CHAPEL HILL MURDERS
It was a bright sunny though chilly morning like many other
ordinary mornings. I noticed a link had been texted to me by
a friend. I opened it and a gale of memories, shock, and
grief soaked me with their deluge.
Three young beautiful talented, educated, polite and happy
individuals, a new bride and groom and a budding designer
had been shot to death in their apartment by an overweight,
pudgy, angry looking, white man with a glazed look in his
face and a proclamation of being a new atheist on his
Facebook who lived right next door to them.
By piecing the story, it seems that this atheist white man
had approached this couple in their apartment several times
while toting his gun. The young wife had expressed to her
father who is a psychiatrist that this man was (not her
words, but mine assessing what she said to her father)
creepy and had an intimidating demeanor and had "hate" in
his eyes for the way she looked and what she wore (covering,
It also is apparent that this was a gorgeous couple to look
at as well as in their manner and morals and was extremely
well respected by the general student and faculty for their
selfless humanitarian work.
While the man next door was heavy, with overindulgence of
unhealthy food, angry at life, himself and others, had an
entire cache of firearms in his apartment. He obviously did
not work very hard for a living given his demeanor and body
habitus. He was an unknown, lived with his wife, there is no
exploration of data whether he intimidated or beat his wife,
or what he did for a living other than the doctrine of hate
mixed up with the new Atheism, was plastered all over his
Chapel Hill is a sleepy little town, which wakes up in
basketball season and then the streets, and cafes are
sparsely populated after that. Chapel Hill is made up of
small hills and apartments with no gated security and people
walk around unarmed this is not a big city with crime
paranoia. Most of the African Americans walking around are
star basketball players and extremely revered by all who
walk the streets as they bring nobility to the halls of the
Chapel Hill is a 15-minute or less drive from Durham where
the snooty Duke University resides funded by tobacco money.
The town of Durham despite Duke University lacks the
beautiful ambience of a student and intellectual town of
In this milieu two complete opposites were placed next to
each other in a living arrangement of an apartment complex.
Stars in their eyes Deah and Yusor 6 weeks into their
wedding could only think of beauty, love and how to serve
people to bring them the love and beauty they were awash
While in the apartment next door Shaitaan was doing his
work.........Hate, anger and testosterone envy, was being
fueled by the daily watching of FOX NEWS which was spouting
out how moslems were taking over the world and were on their
way to invade American with "Shariah law".
Ignorance is the breeding ground for Shaitaan. He loves to
sow in the unschooled mind. Thus while Doctors watch FOX
NEWS in the Doctors Cafeteria and analyze some of the
absurdities and laugh at it, the ignorant mind eats and
swallows everything FOX NEWS says...lock stock and
Soon the walls of his apartment seemed hostile to him
perhaps because Moslems were living next door and Moslems
were taking over America, and these Moslems were getting
married and having children.............etc.
Observing Deah from his window he would see a tall, lean,
cleanly dressed young man, handsome he would admit and
emanating a light that he could not understand, he would
perhaps feel the pangs of envy in his heart whose vessels
were lined with all the pork fat his wife was feeding him
from the Deli at Wal-Mart?
He would perhaps observe Yusor from his window hidden behind
the blinds, as she would be laughing face lifted to her
husband totally in love and exuding happiness and joy. He
could not see her hair, she wore that head covering that
Moslems wore; it irked him that she did that.
The scene of joyful living by the couple would perhaps
bother him and he would wait for them to park their car and
if the wheel went over the white line dividing one space
from another he would wear his pistol belt and show up at
their apartment. His hyperteleoric beady eyes with the flat
affect staring at them, while envy and hatred would be
seeping out of every pore of his being as he would recall
the words of the FOX NEWS anchor "kill them all...all those
And one day he did................ He did just what the
anchor of FOX NEWS had told him to do. He had freed America
of the Moslems, at least in his neighbor hood.
Who is to blame? What did I learn from this terrible and
sad happening in Chapel Hill..........?
What Allah has decreed comes to fruition no matter what we
do to try and prevent it.
I learned that there was no way that those lives could have
I learned that the Qadaa wal Qadar of those three young
hearts were written with exact dates of departure
I learned that Shaitaan has an open playing field with
ignorant unschooled minds
I learned that envy of any type is pure poison and can
destroy you forever.
I learned that intuition is always right: Yusors intuition
of this man hating her for her faith and the way she covered
herself was dead right.
I learned that none of us know how long we are going to live
and that age is no barrier to the angel of death.
I learned that what Deah and Yusor and Razan accomplished in
their very brief life is far more in the accounts of Allah
and the hasanaats they earned than some of us have not even
done in five decades.
I learned that one should live like Deah: study in the am,
play in the afternoon and serve the poor in the evening
keeping your niyyah for the service of Allah.
I learned that one should live like Yusor, who on Hijab day
reassured her hijabi sisters that some days might be tougher
than others but to stick to the obedience of Allah.
I learned from Razan that sometimes you have to accompany
your sister all the way across the line that separates life
and death, and do it with designers Grace.
I learned from Suzanne the sister of Deah that Allah is our
savior in all grief and we have to look to Him to help us
endure the parting from our loved ones.
I learned from Deahs father that it is okay to cry in grief,
and it is okay to cry with your wife who was an equal
partner in grief.
I learned from Yusors father that he had a beautiful father
daughter relationship that she felt comfortable confiding in
him that her neighbor looked at her with "Hate" and was
"creepy' (my words).
I learned form the young Muslims that no matter how laid
back they are in the practice of their faith a light of
integrity and emaan filled with compassion shines in their
I learned that the students of the University of NC at
Chapel Hill truly respected and honored these three Muslims
for who they were and what they did.
I learned that the grief of a parent is the same the world
over as I looked into the eyes of their parents I was
looking at myself.
I learned that the final act in this tragedy and mine is the
act of Submission to Allah because He knows best and He will
soon tell us if he hasn't already how to lead our lives or
what is left of it...
I learned that a lot of beauty could be packed into the
first two decades of life....
I learned that the emaan of those parents is very high and I
pray that Allah Subhanawataala keep it such because they are
going to need the rope of Allah to hang on to in the dark
moments of parting......
Lynne Stewart's Release
New York Activists Commemorate Lynne Stewart's Release from
By Nadrat Siddique
On February 19, New Trend representatives sat in on an
unusual event in New York City.
Peoples' lawyer Lynne Stewart, who has advanced breast
cancer and was finally released in
December 2013 from prison under a compassionate release
program, following a hard fought battle for her release by
supporters, celebrated her freedom and demanded the freedom
of other political prisoners who continue to be held.
Lynne Stewart appeared with her husband and partner in
struggle Ralph Poynter at St. Peters Church in Manhattan
just a few blocks from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and New
York's famed Times Square. The event, jointly called by the
couple, was billed as "A Valentine from Lynne
Stewart to all Political Prisoners." It was an evening
filled with love and magic—but not of the Hallmark sort.
Former political prisoners of unflinching dedication to the
upliftment of their communities, and to the Mother Earth,
graced the meeting. Among the most noteworthy: Sekou Odinga,
BPP and BLA member, released in November 2014 after being
held 33 years; Cisco Torres, Puerto Rican
independentista; and Kathy Boudin, Weather Underground
Turning to Lynne Stewart and Ralph Poynter who sat together
on a sofa at the head of the room, Laura Whitehorn, former
political prisoner, spoke powerfully. She started her
presentation by recognizing Palestinian political prisoners,
then read a poem she had written for Native American inmate
Standing Deer while he was still alive. (Standing Deer is
the Native American inmate pressured by the U.S. government
to murder Leonard Peltier, a request the former refused). A
highly poignant message from Jalil Muntaquin, Black Panther/
BLA member held political prisoner by the U.S. government
for 43 years, was read. Then another from David Gilbert,
Caucasian anti-imperialist activist held for 32 years by the
U.S., was shared. "We're talking about a Revolution" was
sung by Lynne Stewart's lovely granddaughter, engaging the
entire audience. Numerous members of Lynne and Ralph's
family sat silently supporting the couple.
Significantly, in this post-Ferguson era, numerous speakers
linked police brutality and political imprisonment. The
Black Agenda Report's Glenn Ford, who delivered the keynote
address, opined that political imprisonment occurs wherever
there is resistance to oppression. Hence a movement to
support political prisoners is vital. Police exist as an
occupying force in Black communities across the U.S., Ford
continued. It is the right and responsibility of an occupied
people to fight and expel their occupiers. Ford extolled
both the sacrifices of Lynne Stewart, and the courage of
youth in the U.S. town of Ferguson, MO, countering the
brutal police tactics against peaceful protestors there.
Pam Africa, of the MOVE organization and IFFMAJ
(International Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu
Jamal), spoke on the murder of her brother Phil Africa. Phil
was a MOVE political prisoner in U.S. government custody. He
was very healthy, doing jumping jacks and
other exercise, when taken to the offsite hospital by prison
officials she said. Soon afterwards, authorities pronounced
him dead. The pattern of killing political prisoners, either
directly or indirectly, during incarceration was
Among the guiding principles of the MOVE organization are:
Community control over food supply, eschewing of drugs and
alcohol, attention to diet and exercise, and respect for the
Earth—in a word all the things the U.S. government and
associated corporate interests don't want in the Black
community. Many believe this is part of the reason MOVE was
targeted for destruction by the U.S. government (The MOVE
house, located in Philadelphia, was bombed by a U.S.
government helicopter in 1985; the home, along with 65
neighboring ones, was destroyed.) At the event for Lynne
Stewart, Pam Africa spoke passionately against the
despoiling the earth. She excoriated the hijacking of the
Peoples' food by multinational corporations, who replaced
real food with GMOs, effectively synthetics passing as food.
As she spoke, Pam radiated health and youth, a shining
example of the healthy eating she promulgates.
Larry Hamm, of the Peoples Organization for Progress, shared
news of a victory in Newark, NJ. Oversight of the police had
been enacted full throttle by Ras Baraka, the new mayor, who
is also the son of Amiri Baraka, Hamm said to cheers. He
pointed out the irony of the situation: the son of the famed
Black poet, who at one point was almost killed in a police
brutality incident, upon getting into office determined to
put a leash on the very power which had almost murdered his
father. This was an example of what could be done when the
people organized to contain or oppose the power of the
One very important point alluded to by several speakers,
which ought to forge links between the movements to free
Muslim and Arab political prisoners and parallel movements
to free New Afrikan prisoners (usually BPP and BLA prisoners
imprisoned under COINTELPRO held for
decades): The most horrific torture techniques used on
Muslim and Arab prisoners today—such as those mentioned in
the recent CIA torture report, were first developed in the
United States and were practiced on Black detainees here.
The overarching theme of the evening was summed up by jazz
vocalist and activista extraordinaire Luci Murphy, who
travelled all the way from Washington, DC, to perform her
rendition of Solomon Berk's famed "None of Us Are Free (If
One of Us Is Chained)" in her powerful, melodic voice.
Thirty-seven copies of the January 18 New Trend edition,
containing Dr. Siddique's capstone article in defense of the
Prophet (SAW) honor, as well as Karin Friedmann's excellent
piece paralleling the deaths of Arab political political Abu
Anas al-Libi and MOVE political prisoner Phil Africa, were
disseminated to hardcore activists attending the meeting,
including to Pam Africa and Lynne Stewart.
As I was leaving for the long drive back to Baltimore, I
thought: This woman, Lynne Stewart, whom I admire greatly,
and who, in my opinion, ought to be a great inspiration for
any matriculating law student who holds the maxim "equal
justice for all" dear, has demonstrated the true meaning of
love. She loves so deeply from the heart, whether it was her
blind, ailing client Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, whom the
government tortured in cruel and unusual fashion, her
beloved partner, Ralph Poynter, or her community. She is a true
friend of Muslims, and a shining example of humanity and
sisterhood. May Allah restore her to full shifa.
Ahmed Abdel Sattar
The only thing missing the incredibly uplifting evening
calling for the release of all political prisoners, was an
overt call to release Ahmed Abdus Sattar. Sattar, Lynne's
co-defendent, remains imprisoned on bogus charges. An
outspoken activist against the Mubarak regime in his
Native Egypt, Sattar had no prior criminal record before the
bogus prosecution which shattered his and his family's life.
He was a postal carrier in New York, married to a Caucasian
American with whom he had four children, very active in his
local mosque, and a law-abiding U.S. citizen.
Then one day he was accused of talking via telephone to
members of the Egyptian opposition to the Mubarak regime.
Some say he was targeted due to his affiliation with Dr.
Omar Abdel Rahman ("the Blind Sheikh"), for whom he was
paralegal. Dr. Abdel Rahman was also a leading critic of the
Mubarak government. Leading up to the Arab Spring, U.S.
government officials themselves were in discussions with
members of the Egyptian opposition. America—or at least some
American officials—censured Mubarak. He was removed and
tried for crimes against his people. Yet Sattar, whose
primary offense seems to be his criticism of (and support
for others like the Sheikh who likewise
opposed) that U.S. client regime, continues to be held under
the atrocious conditions reserved for Muslim and New Afrikan
political prisoners, thousands of miles away from his family
at the infamous Florence Supermax in Colorado.
Background on Lynne Stewart
Lynne Stewart, along with former U.S. Attorney General
Ramsey Clark and Abdeen Jabara of the Arab American
Anti-Discrimination Committee, courageously represented
Egyptian political dissident and renowned Islamic scholar
Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman (the Blind Sheikh) as he was
being railroaded on conspiracy charges by the U.S.
government in 1994-1995. After Dr. Abdel Rahman was
convicted (based largely on the word of an informant who was
paid one million dollars, and the government's creation of a
climate of fear of "Islamic terrorists"), Lynne continued to
advocate for the human rights of the blind, diabetic Islamic
scholar, whom the U.S. government held in solitary
confinement and sought to isolate, as his health
deteriorated and diabetes-related symptom set in.
In a fashion customarily associated with Third World
countries, where lawyers are routinely thrown in prison
along with the dissidents they have the gaul to defend,
Lynne Stewart was later brought up on terror charges (the
government claimed she passed information from Dr. Abdel
Rahman to his supporters in Egypt), convicted, and sentenced
to a prison term of 10 years.
Only after a long-standing and concerted campaign by family,
friends, and supporters to release the 75-year old
grandmother did the government relent. Lynne Stewart was
finally released on December 21, 2013. Firmly grounded in
the New York community in which she was based, Lynne
previously represented the Chicago 7, David Gilbert (a
member of the Weather Underground), and many indigents
including those on the verge of eviction, or facing lengthy
jail terms for minor non-violent crimes. She earned a high place in the hearts of New
York's Black, working class, and poor communities as their
champion against an unjust system.
Today she continues to battle cancer, which was already
present when she was yanked away from her family and
imprisoned at FMC Carswell. This is the same prison where
Pakistani physician and political prisoner Dr. Aafia
Siddiqui is being held. (As New Trend reported much
earlier, Lynne's indomitable spirit led her to advocate for
Dr. Aafia's human rights, even while her own were being
violated through political imprisonment.) There, the cancer
metastasized on a grand scale due to inordinate delays in
New Trend readers are urged to pray for the health of Lynne
Stewart as she battles breast cancer. For more information
and updates on Lynne, go to: http://lynnestewart.org/
What's Behind the Turmoil?
7000 arrested, 500 killed by Security forces. US-Hindu
Hacked to Death. Blasphemy in a Muslim Country.
by New Trend's Bangla monitor
Up and down Bangladesh, security forces have been active to
crush the Islamic masses. Within three months, police has
arrested more than 7,000 Muslims. More than 500 have been
killed by security forces firing on vrowds of protestors and
sometimes in counterattacks by angry young men.
The government has permitted scores of bloggers to attack
Islam and to blaspheme all that is sacred to Miuslims. The
media are already controlled by ant-Islam elements. The
killings of Muslims are presented as their own fault because
they are "extremists."
The bloggers have been mobilizing Hindus and secularists.
Their leader was an American Hindu, Dr. Ajivit Roy, and his
"Muslim" girlfriend who had committed the ultimate outrage
by marrying a Hindu.
He did this from afar, from America.
Then on February 26, in Dhaka, he was visiting his
secularist friends, when he was attacked by unknown
assailants and hacked to death. His "Muslim" wife was
The international media are in a furor, None of them
complained about the death of any Islamic person.
Elderly Jamaate Islami leaders have been sentenced to death.
These are peaceful men, scholars and teachers who were
subjected to show trials 40 years after the break up of East
Ajivit Roy claimed that he was an atheist.
The 90 year old leader Prof. Golam Azam, died in prison.
Meanwhile these Hindu bloggers who openly flout Islam have
been let loose on a Muslim population which is deprived of
access to the media by the pro-India regime.
Military Raiding Muslims and Calling them "militants"
On February 28, Bangladeshi military raided a Muslim home in
Chittagong and arrested 4 people.
The military claims to have seized various weapons but could
produce no evidence.
Earlier on February 22, the military raided another home in
Bansikhal, near Chittagong, and arrested 5 people who were
related to the 4 now arrested.
Bangladeshi forces, mostly secularists and Hindus, are
carrying out such raids all over the country to break Muslim
Last month they arrested a Muslim whom they claimed was the
representative of the Islamic State and had been trained in
[The situation in Bangladesh is so bad that the regime
forces can tell any story to the media and the Muslims
cannot reply. This baseless story about IS was actually told
to Reuters which duly reported it as "news."]
Islamic Women Mobilizing Against Westernization.
Jamaate Islami leader Dr. Durdana Siddiqui Challenges
Violence & Exploitation.
[From Qaisar Sharif, JI Information office.]
LAHORE, Feb. 28; The Jamaat e Islami Women's wing has
decided to link the International Women day on March 8 with
the names of the Ummahatul Momineen, the wives (RA) of the
Holy Prophet ( pbuh) and in this connection, an Ashra ( ten
days period) from March one to ten would be observed in the
name of Syeda Khadijah. This was announced by the JI women's
wing chief Dr Durdana Siddiqui, at a press conference at
Mansoroa. Dr. Samiha Raheel Qazi, Member of the Islamic
Ideological Council, and President, Women and Family
Commission, Pakistan, Begum Ra'na Fazal, Mrs Aamina Usman,
Begum Aisha Syed, and Dr Humaira Tariq, were also
Dr Durdana Siddiqi said that during the Ashra Syeda
Khaadijah, a campaign would be launched at national level to
impress upon the womenfolk to lead their lives in accordance
with the golden teachings of Islam, to highlight the
importance of the rights bestowed upon the women in Islam,
to create an awakening against un-Islamic customs and
practices, and for protection of the women from violence and
exploitation. During this period, the women would be urged
to take Syeda Khadijah as their model.
She said it was a matter of deep concern that western and
Hindu culture besides materialistic thinking was spreading
in the Muslim society and there was a conspiracy to wipe out
the Islamic civilization. The materialistic thinking had
ended the sanctity of human relationship while nudity and
vulgarity were being promoted in the name of women
Dr Durdana Siddiqui said it was the responsibility of the JI
women wing to introduce Islamic teachings, especially the
importance and virtues of modesty, to the women.
She said that a film actor or dancer could not a model for a
Muslim woman. The Muslim women could not tolerate that any
woman was exploited in an un-Islamic way.
She said that literature on the life of Syeda Khadijah would
be distributed during the Ashra. Women conventions would be
a held at Lahore, Karachi, and Peshawar. The first Women
convention would be held on March 8, at Football ground,
Wahdat Road, Lahore, and would be addressed by the JI chief
Sirajul Haq and other party leaders.
Top Pakistani Shia scholar reveals where his heart is.
lionizes Indian flag and national Anthem equating it to Ali
(RA), Hussain (RA) and Hassan (RA)
Mass hysteria among Shi'ites. It is in Urdu but non-Urdu
readers can sense the craziness going on here.
Check out this video on YouTube.
Report says he arrived in Karachi, Pakistan from Lucknow,
India in 1972
Madrissah bodies to resist all unconstitutional steps . US
backing moves against Islamic Schools.
by Qaisar Sharif [Jamaate Islami information]
LAHORE, Mar. 1: The Ittehadul Tanzeemat e Madaris, an
umbrella organization of the five Wifaqs of religious
madrissahs at a meeting at Mansoora decided to strongly
resist the government measures against the madrissahs and
reject all unconstitutional steps of the rulers pursuing the
agenda of the imperial powers.
The body sought an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz
Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to enable
them to remove the misgivings regarding the madrissahs and
the Ulema on this score. They also called for stopping the
arrests of the Ulema and immediate release of those already
The decision was announced by the heads of the five Wifaqs
at a joint press conference after the heads' meeting. They
said that Pakistan is an Islamic state and the constitution
did not allow any anti Islam activity but the government was
bent upon advancing the designs of the US and the west
They included Maulana Abdul Ma'lik, Mufti Munibur Rahman,
Qari Muhammad Hanif Jaulandhry, Yasin Zafar and Syed Kazim
Naqvi. They said that the madrissahs were fortresses of
Islam and not factories of terrorists, and the nation stood
united in their defense.
They said that nobody objected to the madrissahs
registration, but the government was neither registering
these institutions nor had it named the institution
allegedly involved in terrorism. On the other hand, they
said, an anti- Islam agenda was being pursued through the
harassment and arrests of the Ulema and the ban on the use
of loudspeakers of mosques.
Mufti Munibur Rahman said that the government was
deliberately pushing the country towards turmoil and chaos.
He said that after the Peshawar tragedy, the Ulema and
religious circles had fully supported the National Action
Plan against terrorism including the military courts
although they had reservations due to the inclusion of the
words "religion and sects" in the plan. He said the negative
effects of the amendment had become evident by now. He said
that terrorism was of different forms and shapes however
only the madrissahs were being targeted. He said that on one
hand, the government was bemoaning the huge losses caused by
the dharnas in Islamabad but on the other hand, it was
opening a new front against the religious forces in the
Mufti Munibur Rahman said that their talks with the
government were also going on and they had already held
talks with the Federal Secretaries of Religious Affairs,
Education and Interior, but the crackdown against the
madrissahs had not been suspended even for a single day. He
said they had called upon the Interior Minister to release
the names of the madrissahs and the individuals involved in
un-constitutional activities so that the nation could know
those involved in terrorism and assured that they would not
defend such elements.
"The survival and the defense of the state is the collective
responsibility of all of us and we stand shoulder to
shoulder with the government in this regard, and will not
defend any act of tyranny, lawlessness and terrorism", he
Mufti Munibur Rahman said that they had written to the Prime
Minister, the Punjab Chief Minister, besides the heads of
sensitive agencies but they had not received any reply from
any quarter. He said the monitoring of the madrissahs had
been going on since Pervez Musharraf time. Allegations had
been leveled against madrissahs for the last eighteen years
but no evidence had been produced ever. He said that if they
were not given reply on time, they would be compelled to
Good Work in Thar Desert of Pakistan. Helping the
Pravalli welfare Trust (15th year of service to humanity)
Photos of recent works
Water Supply Schemes.
During the month of February out of total 11 schemes
completed 7 more Hand pumps were made in Thar desert-sind
and 4 schemes were completed in North. In total out of 356
schemes completed so far during last 15 years, 188 Pumps
were completed in Sind (out of which 25 are in Thar Desert)
and the rest in North. Details of the schemes completed in
Hand Pump in village Kiriti - Kharian, district Hari
Pur donated by LFCT
Hand Pump in village Gharhi - Kohala, district Hari Pur
donated by LFCT
Hand Pump in villageKohala- School, district Hari Pur
donated by LFCT
Water well in village Sataura, district Abbottabad
donated by LFCT
Hand Pump in village Dalori Ghot, district Mithi-Thar
Parkar donated by Mr Javed Ahsani.
Hand Pump village Akaroi Ghot , Mithi- Thar Parkar
donated by Mr Kafeel Ahmad Qureshi.
Hand Pump in village Sahrngwari Goth, district Mithi
Thar Parkar donated by LFCT
Hand Pump in village Wahid Bux, district Thar Parkar
donated by Mr Saeed and Family
Hand Pump in village Bachi, district Thar Parkar
donated by LFCT
Hand Pump in village Dilwary Goth, district Thar Parkar
donated by Mr Talib Ruhi
Hand Pump in village Sahrngwari Goth, district Thar
Parkar donated by Mr Talib Ruhi.
All donors were sent photos of the schemes they sponsored.
For other friends these schemes photos are available on link
given above. Total water supply schemes completed in the
last 15 years are 356. May Allah reward all those brothers
and sisters who have participated in this program. 11 more
water supply schemes are expected to be completed next
Goats for the widows.
20 more goats were given in month of February In Thar desert
through courtesy of Lady Fatima (a.s.) Charitable trust
London. In addition 20 more widows were given goats in month
of November 2014 through the kind courtesy of Lady Fatima
(a.s.) charitable Trust.
In month of May 2014, we gave 34 goats in Sind and 18 more
Goats were given in Kohala, district Hari Pur.
Till now the total no of widows who have been helped by
giving them goats has reached 361. We pray for Allah's
blessings on all the donors for this act of kindness.
Hizbullah, Iranians, with Assad's Troops but their Offensive
halted. Christians released by IS. Heavy Fighting Around
March 1. In the Tel Tamer area [north east Syria], Islamic
State forces released 19 out of the 25 Assyrian Christians they had
detained. The figure 200 in the US media has no original
Also, on the Turkish-Syrian border by the Euphrates river,
YPG communist Kurds are advancing into the countryside with
little IS opposition.
Also in the Hasakah province [north east] IS advanced
against the local Assad garrison.
In Daraa province Iranian forces with Hizbullah troops were
advancing but were stopped by Islamic fighters and lost 26
Mujahideen from al-Nusra and others are again threatening
Damascus and to stop their advance, Assad's air force is
bombing the suburbs of Ghouta, Jobir, Douma etc.
Pro-US militia we known as the Hazm movement, west of
Aleppo, armed by Saudis, UAE to attack al-Nusra were wiped
out in a big al-Nusra attack. About 80 of them were killed
and the rest fled except some who defected to al-Nusra.
Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan Working together
On February 26, Pakistani intelligence police arrested Salam
Rigi, leader of Jaish al-Adl, a Suni Iranian group fighting
against Iranian oppression of Sunnis. He was in a bus in
Pakistan, about 20 miles from Quetta where he come to take
On February 28, two soldiers of the Kabul regime who had
come to Pakistan for medical treatment were killed by
allegedly by Islamic militants near Chaman. The regimes in
Kabul and Afghanistan are allied under US persuasion and
Kabul troops injured in fighting mujahideen come to Pakistan
Islamic State Raids Samarra to forestall Shiite Offensive
On February 28, Islamic State [Caliphate] fighters led by a
human bomber attacked Shi'ite military forces in
They withdrew without losses after fighting for 6 hours.
Bodies of Shi'ite militia men are arriving in Samarra
hospital. [At least 14 bodies are already there.]
The IS attack came as a large Iran-Baghdad force gathered in
Samarra to launch an attack on the IS city of Tikrit.
Attacks by IS in Diyala province on the Iranian border are
US jet bombers are carrying out daily attacks to support
[Earlier Moqtada al-Sadr withdrew his forces from the
fighting owing to reports of Shi'ite militia atrocities
against Sunni civilians.]
Friendly Jews: With such Friends, who Needs Enemies?
Comparing Muslims to Jews, Apples and Oranges
by Sis. Karin Friedemannn]
On February 24, 2015, the self-proclaimed "anti-Zionist Jew"
blogger David Cole made his debut as columnist for Taki's
Magazine by pontificating against me.
The author had already warned me that it was coming and
invited me to respond. Quite frankly, I was disappointed. It
was supposed to be a discussion on "blowback" vs "false
flag" theories about Muslim terrorism, which could have been
an interesting argument. Except that he didn't really delve
into either side of the argument but instead engaged in
back-stabbing, name-calling, straw man arguments, lazy
generalizations and general intellectual dishonesty. I
realize this was his first day on the job but he broke every
rule of responsible journalism.
First of all, he starts by quoting a private conversation
with me at length, as if I were being interviewed. He didn't
even provide an introduction regarding who I am or why he
chose me to represent the "false flag" theory. This was
unethical because he never even asked me for permission to
publish my comments. This is despite the fact that I asked
him several times why he contacted me out of the blue to
pressure me to talk to him about my personal business.
Furthermore, he and I had never even discussed any false
Only after many paragraphs, does he finally introduce me -
as "a young, attractive, and articulate spokesperson for the
intellectual cancer that has infected the conspiracy
movement, which was never a healthy body to begin with. I'm
referring to "false flag" mania: the belief that Muslim
terrorism doesn't exist, that every supposed example of
Muslim violence is a frame-up by the Jews, the CIA, the FBI,
Baron Rothschild, or perhaps even Wilford Brimley."
So in his very first paragraph he is engaging in typical
tactic of the Zionist media: the straw man argument. Nothing
I said ever referred to any terror attack, any conspiracy
theory. He starts out with my premise: "Homeland
Security/FBI is to Muslims what the Nazi Gestapo was to
The reasoning behind this statement is that Muslims are
frequently the target of FBI frame-ups (an established fact,
not a conspiracy theory), which has resulted in many Muslims
being imprisoned under terrorism laws for non-violent
activities such as speech. The book, "Rounded Up" by
Shamshad Ahmad provides an in depth study of an FBI sting
operation on a mosque.
Cole goes on to say: "But you see, Jews DID use violence to
resist the Gestapo... You're saying that Muslims in the US
are facing their equivalent of the Gestapo, but none of
them, zero, zilch, are responding with violent
My response was, "I am not aware of any organized Islamic
group that is planning or committing any kind of violence
and I am also not aware of many or any Muslims committing
acts of violence (on US soil)." Which is the truth. Other
than a handful of cases which seemed to involve mental
illness, the vast majority of the hundreds of US terror
arrests have been based on bogus charges. And I know this
because of looking into them on a case by case basis. It is
also a provable fact that there are Zionist groups actively
involved in providing fake "intelligence" and "expert
testimony" to the FBI in order to target select Muslims for
So instead of providing me a single example of terrorism in
America committed by a US-based Islamic movement, Cole leaps
to the bizarre conclusion without providing any evidence,
that there is indeed a widespread Islamic conspiracy to
commit terrorism on US soil, and that people who think
otherwise are a "cancer." Well you can't get any more
Zionist than that mindset!
He then suddenly switches the topic to 9/11, and dishonestly
summarizes my view as "Cute little funny bunny Muslims don't
kill." This is a cheap trick because we were talking about
the Muslim community in the US, not 9/11. Also, when he
defines "blowback" as "Muslims are pissed, and they're
fighting back," it's not clear if he's referring to
"Muslims" as an ethnic group, a religious group, or
political movement. The Muslims in the US don't have one
monolithic top-down organization like the Jewish community.
They also have extremely divergent politics.
Cole's assumptions about Muslims are unsubstantiated, while
the person he is mocking has spent over two decades
connected on a personal level to many different Muslim
communities and individuals. So when I say "I just don't see
it" in regards to whether or not there is any kind of
revolutionary Islamic movement intending to overthrow the US
government, it's because I know for a fact that there is
none. I have been brutally disappointed, in fact, by the
lack of serious political or community organizing
whatsoever. This is in part because many of the most vocal
Muslim American political leaders have been imprisoned,
assassinated, or intimidated into self-censorship. Yet by
and large, Muslim immigrants to the US really came here for
two main reasons: for work, and to escape political violence
in other countries. If there was any inclination towards
violence, the Muslims would probably start by attacking each
other! Yet for decades, members of rival Islamic groups who
might have shot at each other back home, have lived
peacefully and uneventfully here in the US.
The only political aspiration that I have noticed among
Muslim immigrants and their children is the desire for full
and equal citizenship rights. This alone is enough to make
the Jews feel terrorized. This is the reason they promote
this bogeyman of "Islamic terror." Sensational headlines
about "the Islamic threat" are intended to keep the American
population living in fear of the Muslims, so that US Muslims
do not succeed in obtaining an equal status to Jews as a
religious minority. The bottom line being funding Israel's
existence and the Zionist mafia's fear that they could
actually be prosecuted someday, the moment US law gets
applied equally to all.
If Muslims are pissed, and they're fighting back, then why
can't he provide even one example of an American Muslim
organization planning, promoting, fundraising and staging an
incident? Cole concludes by saying, "'False flag' has made
you lazy. 'Blowback' at least keeps you in the
conversation," but I can't conclude anything beyond how
sloppily this article was written.
Who Is the Ruler of Israel? [You'll be surprised, though
Conclusion may not be correct.]
By Uri Avnery [From our Christian friend Ms. Caroline.]
Who Is the Ruler of Israel?
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, of course.
The real ruler of Israel is one Sheldon Adelson, 81,
American Jew, Casino king, who was rated as the world's
tenth richest person, worth 37.2 billion dollars at the
latest count. But who is counting?
Besides his casinos in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Macao and
Singapore, he owns the U.S. Republican party and, lately,
both Houses of the U.S. Congress. He also owns Binyamin
Adelson's connection with Israel is personal. On a blind
date, he fell in love with an Israeli woman. Miriam
Farbstein was born in Haifa, attended a prestigious high
school, did her army service in the Israeli institute which
deals with bacteriological warfare and is a multifaceted
scientist. After an adopted son died of an overdose, she is
devoted to the fight against drugs, especially cannabis.
Both Adelsons are fanatical supporters of Israel. Not just
any Israel, but a rightist, supremacist, arrogant, violent,
expansionist, annexationist, non-compromising, colonialist
Israel. In "Bibi" Netanyahu they found their man. Through
Netanyahu they hope to rule Israel as their private
To assure this, they did an extraordinary thing: they
founded an Israeli newspaper, solely devoted to the
furthering of the interests of Binyamin Netanyahu. Not of
the Likud, not of a specific policy, but of Netanyahu
Years ago I invented a Hebrew word for papers which are
distributed for nothing. "Hinamon" translates, roughly, into
"ragratis" or "gratissue" and was intended to denigrate. But
I did not dream of a monster like "Israel Hayom" ("Israel
Today") - a paper with unlimited funds, distributed every
day for nothing in the streets and malls all over the
country by hundreds, perhaps thousands of paid young
Israelis love getting something for nothing. Israel Hayom is
now the daily paper with the widest distribution in Israel.
It drains readers and advertising revenue from its only
competitor - Yedioth Ahronoth ("Latest News"), which held
this title until then.
Yedioth reacted furiously. It became a ferocious enemy of
Netanyahu. Yossi Werter, a commentator of the center-left
Haaretz (which has a far lower circulation) even believes
that the present election boils down to a contest between
the two papers.
That is vastly exaggerated. Judged by political and social
content, there is little to differentiate the two. Both are
super-patriotic, warmongering and rightist. That is the
journalistic recipe for attracting the masses anywhere in
Yedioth is owned by the Moses family, a business-minded
clan. The present, third-generation publisher is Arnon
("Noni") Moses, the publicity-shy boss of a large economic
empire based on the paper. The paper serves his business
interests, but he has no special political interests.
Adelson is unique.
In Israel, betting is forbidden by law. We have no casinos,
and secret gambling dens are raided by the police. In our
early youth we were taught that casino moguls are bad
people, almost like arms merchants. They take the money off
poor addicted people, throwing them into despair, even
suicide. See Dostoyevsky.
Israelis read Israel Hayom (it's something for nothing,
after all), but they don't necessarily like the man and his
methods. So some members of the Knesset were encouraged to
enter a bill forbidding gratis newspapers altogether.
Netanyahu and the Likud party did everything to obstruct
this bill. But in the preliminary vote (necessary for
private members' bills) they were beaten in an amazing way.
Even members of Netanyahu's governing coalition voted for
it. The cameras caught Netanyahu literally running in the
Knesset plenum hall to gain his seat before the voting
The vote was 43 to 23. Almost half the Likud members
absented themselves. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and
his party voted for the bill. So did ministers Ya'ir Lapid
and Tzipi Livni.
From the preliminary vote to the final adoption, such a bill
has to pass several stages. There was plenty of time to bury
it in one of the committees. But Netanyahu was furious. A
few days after the vote, he dismissed Lapid and Livni from
the cabinet, causing the government coalition to break up
and the Knesset to disperse.
Why did Netanyahu do such a foolish thing less then half way
through his (third) term of office? There can be only one
logical explanation: he was ordered to do so by Adelson, in
order to prevent the adoption of the law.
If so, Adelson is now our chief lawmaker. Perhaps he is also
our chief government-maker. Money plays an ever-increasing
role in politics. Election propaganda is made on television,
which is very expensive. Both in Israel and the U.S., legal
and illegal funds pour into the campaign, directly and
indirectly. Corruption is abetted or tolerated by the
courts. The very rich (known euphemistically in America as
the "wealthy") exercise undue influence.
In the last U.S. presidential elections, Adelson poured
rivers of dollars into the contest. He supported Newt
Gingrich, and then Mitt Romney, with huge sums of money. In
vain. Perhaps Americans don't like to be ruled by captains
For the next U.S. presidential elections, Adelson has
started early. He has summoned to his Las Vegas casino HQ
all leading Republican candidates, to grill them on their
allegiance to him - and to Netanyahu. Nobody dared to refuse
the summons. Would a Roman senator refuse the summons of
In Israel, such rituals are superfluous. The Adelsons - both
Miri and Sheldon - know who their man is.
The Israel Hayom newspaper is, of course, a big propaganda
machine, totally devoted to the re-election of Netanyahu.
All quite legal. In a democracy, who can tell a newspaper
whom to support? We are still a democracy, for God's
It seems to be strange for a country to allow a foreigner,
who never lived in the country, to have such enormous power
over its future, indeed, over its very existence.
That's where Zionism comes in. According to the Zionist
creed, Israel is the state of the Jews, all the Jews. Every
Jew in the world belongs to Israel, even if temporarily
residing somewhere else. A few days ago, Netanyahu publicly
claimed to represent not just the State of Israel but also
the entire "Jewish People". No need to ask them.
Accordingly, Adelson is not really a foreigner. He is one of
us. True, he cannot vote in Israel, though his wife probably
can. But many people, including himself, believe that he,
being a Jew, has a perfect right to interfere in our affairs
and dominate our lives.
For example, the appointment of our ambassador in the U.S.
Ron Dermer is an American, born in Miami, who was active in
Republican politics. To appoint an American functionary of
the Republican Party as ambassador of Israel to a Democratic
administration may seem strange. Not so strange if Netanyahu
acted under the orders of Sheldon Adelson.
It was Adelson who prepared the witches' brew that is now
endangering Israel's lifeline to Washington. His stooge,
Dermer, induced the Republicans in Congress - all of them
dependent on Adelson's largesse or hoping to be so - to
invite Netanyahu to give an anti-Obama speech before both
While this intrigue was in preparation, Dermer met with John
Kerry but did not tell him of Netanyahu's coming. Neither
did Netanyahu inform President Obama, who, in a fury,
announced that he would not meet with the Prime
From the point of view of Israel's vital interests, it is
sheer madness to provoke the President of the United States
of America, who controls American's flow of arms to Israel
and the American veto power in the UN. But from the point of
view of Adelson, who wants to elect a Republican president
in 2016, it makes sense. He has already threatened to invest
unlimited sums of money to prevent the reelection of any
Senator or Representative who is absent from Netanyahu's
We are nearing open warfare between the Government of Israel
and the President of the United States. Is someone playing
roulette with our future?
Protest Natanyahoo's Speech on March 3 at 8 AM, Capitol
Building, Washington, DC
Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before both Houses of Congress
on March 3 is a complete outrage - and opposition is growing
all across the country.
Will you join us in D.C. for the demonstration that starts
at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at the Capitol Building
(Upper Senate Park)? Bring a sign or banner, and take a
If you can't come to join the protest, can you make an
urgently needed tax-deductible donation to support this
Netanyahu, the butcher of Gaza and a man who is under
criminal investigation in Israel for personal corruption
connected to his lavish lifestyle, is coming to Congress in
an explicit effort to sabotage a peace agreement between the
United States and Iran..
Even the Obama White House labeled Netanyahu's speech
"destructive." Netanyahu's Tea Party buddies are gloating
about his and their maneuver to make Netanyahu appear in
Congress as a great visionary leader, but recent polls show
that 63 percent of the American people think that Netanyahu
should cancel this speech.
Netanyahu has presided over many massacres of Palestinians,
the latest in Gaza last summer that killed more than 2,100
women, men and children, wounded more than 10,000, and left
hundreds of thousands homeless. The massive theft of and
settlement on Palestinian land in the West Bank continues
every day. Much of this death, destruction and dispossession
is paid for by U.S. Aid, billions of which flow to Israel
U.S. public opinion is undergoing a sea change about Israel.
People are increasingly fed up with the idea that the United
States should ratify and fund every aggression carried out
by Israel. People are standing up and rejecting the Israeli
propaganda mantra that criticizing Netanyahu or the Israeli
war machine is an expression of anti-Semitism.
Help us keep up the momentum!
You can support the March 3 action by:
Join us on Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. at Upper Senate
Park on the north side of the Capitol Building
make a generous, tax-deductible donation to
support the organizing
Endorsing the protest - email in your endorsement to
Helping to spread the word online and through social media -
share this letter on FacebookShare on Facebook and
TwitterShare on Twitter, and join and share the Facebook
P.S. The March 3 demonstration protesting Netanyahu's speech
before Congress will follow three days of important actions
in support of Palestinian rights coinciding with the annual
meeting of AIPAC (American Israeli Political Action
Committee), including a rally outside the Washington
Convention Center on Sunday, March 1 from 12-3pm to which
people are traveling from many cities. The actions are being
sponsored by a broad coalition spearheaded by CODEPINK and
are being supported by the ANSWER Coalition. A detailed
schedule can be found here.
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at
abuse-laden 'black site'. --Secret interrogation facility
reveals aspects of war on terror in US
by Citizens for a Legitimate Government [CLG],
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books
interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be
found by family or attorneys while locked inside what
lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.
The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago's west side
known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive
work by special police units.
Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent
the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe
operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.
Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those
familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian
after its investigation into Chicago police abuse,
Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
Shackling for prolonged periods.
Denying attorneys access to the "secure" facility.
Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24
hours, including people as young as 15.
Support for Palestinian dissident
All to Detroit to support Rasmea at her sentencing!!
Thurs, Mar 12th
Stand with Rasmea and fill the federal courthouse in
We are committed to filling the courtroom, and an overflow
room, on Rasmea's sentencing day on March 12th. We will also
organize a picket in front of the courthouse one hour before
To continue to show the support for Rasmea that we did
throughout her trial and pre-trial hearings, we need you in
Thursday, March 12
at 10 AM EST
(hearing starts at 11 AM EST)
231 W. Lafayette Blvd., downtown Detroit
Please join us on Thursday, March 12th, in Detroit for
Rasmea's sentencing hearing. Rasmea was unjustly convicted
in November of last year, and the prosecution is now asking
for an enhanced sentence of 5-7 years in prison. (The vast
majority of those convicted of Unlawful Procurement of
Naturalization are sentenced to no more than 21 months.)
Rasmea's defense attorneys are arguing that she shouldn't be
imprisoned for even one more day, and over 70 important
leaders of unions and community-based, faith-based, civil
rights, and student organizations, as well as prominent
academics and activists, who all wrote letters of leniency
to Judge Gershwin Drain, agree.
In addition, it must be made clear that Rasmea will be
appealing the conviction regardless of the outcome of the
sentencing, so visit the national Rasmea Defense Committee's
new website at www.justice4rasmea.org to help us fundraise
for the appeal and learn of other action steps you can
Rasmea spoke with her supporters across the country by live
stream a number of times in the past few weeks, and
fundraisers and educational events were organized in New
York City, Minneapolis, Chicago, San Francisco, Tucson,
Tampa, St. Lake City, Gainesville, Miami, Phoenix, Grand
Rapids, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Seattle, Albany, NY, and
other cities. More fundraisers are scheduled for Fishers,
IN, and Chicago this coming week. (See a full list of events
There is still much more organizing to be done!
Register here to join us in Detroit on March 12,
visit www.justice4rasmea.org for more information,
or email email@example.com with any questions.
Viewpoint & Analysis
Racial Conflict in America. How would you adjudicate? Is
this Oppression or simply hate?
by Sis. Aisha [New York City]
Sis. Nadrat has constantly reflected on the repercussions of
White gentrification in on its longtime Black Baltimore
Maryland residents. One of those detractions has been the
increase in confrontations with members of the Black
Community by the police.
On Wednesday, 2/25/2015, as a White woman was exiting a
Harlem subway station she bumped into a Black woman, who was
standing at the top of the staircase texting. According the
White woman, the Black woman blocked her path, grabbed her
by the hair, and pulled her toward a pole that her head was
banged into it twice. She suffered a concussion. The White
woman was bale to go to the police station and file a
complaint. Now, police want to charge the Black woman with a
hate-crime because she said, "show some respect" and yelled,
"You little white girl, you need to go back to where you
This black woman should not be charged or convicted of a
with a hate-crime! The root of racism is White supremacy.
The intention of hate-crime laws was to curtail
racially-charged attacks by Whites against non-Whites, which
has been going on for decades with impunity! Now these laws
are being used against non-Whites in violent instances where
race is not an issue but, racial epithets may still be used.
So, basically, this Black woman is being charged with a
hate-crime for name-calling! A good attorney would be able
to get such charges dismissed. What precipitated this
incident is that the White woman bumped into this Black
woman, according to the White woman. The Black woman
overreacted assaulted the White woman, which is wrong, if
that is what happened.
But, this is a primary example of how White liberals have
worked against attempts of progress in this society. There
can be no real progress until America repents but, I am just
making an observation. Malcolm X tried to warn Black folks
about them but, they were so easily fooled by the warm
smiles and pleasantries. White liberals are more willing to
sacrifice a few of their own with these anti-discrimination
laws but, they don't like punishing Whites anymore than
their conservative brethren do!
The tragedy in all of this is this is that the wrong Black
woman was arrested and charged with the assault! Let me take
you through the steps leading up to her arrest and release.
See if this is not reminiscent of how other innocent people,
The Central Park 5, were arrested in cases involving the
assault of Whites.
Here are the steps:
White woman assaulted.
Police crawling all over the area.
Walk up to Michelle Berrio, a Black woman and state
employee, and ask her if she was just in a fight. She denies
being in a fight.
Berrio sees White assault victim in police cruiser wildly
nodding her head to indicate that Berrio is her
Police arrest Berrio on the spot and detain her for 19 hours
during which time she is fingerprinted and a mugshot is
Berrio's name is released to the public as the attacker in a
Harlem hate-crime case, for all to see!
White victim appears at police station and upon getting a
closer look at Berrio recants and states that Berrio is not
Berrio is freed!
This is how police search for and find suspects in cases
involving Whites victimized by Blacks. Even if an attacker
cannot be identified, the suspect is assumed to be a Black
person! The police arrested a Black woman on the spot based
on a White woman's say. The police should have taken Berrio
down for questioning and had the White woman try to identify
her in a lineup. They arrested her first in a rush to judge.
This is a lawsuit waiting to happen! But, to the White
woman's credit, she did correct her mistake. We can't all
look that much alike, can we?
In Harlem, they have built a new police precinct in
response, not to any increase in crime, but to
gentrification. It is done to make the Whites feel safe. The
police presence is only here to serve and protect the
Whites, whether they are in their community or "ours." And,
the White gentrifiers know this and behave accordingly. But,
who is going to save our communities from their homosexual
agenda and bars. I have never seen so many bars in
Harlem!(Courtesy of 7Online.com)
Black Basketball Player Berated By White Coach on TV!
This is what happens when we, as Black people, leave our
community and enter the White domain. It can be a very
uncomfortable and scary environment. Many times, these
highly accomplished Black athletes are coming from all-Black
high school in a still racially segregated America and going
to an all-White Division I college. Or, they may be
attending an all-White high school where, just like in the
college they are about to attend, the only Black students
are the ones on the football and basketball teams!
On Wednesday, 2/25/2015, sports cable channel ESPN broadcast
a men's college basketball game between Vanderbilt
University and the University of Tennessee. Vanderbilt won
but, at the end of the game Wade Baldwin IV could be seen
clapping his hands, in a taunting way, as Tennessee players
walked passed him. As the Tennessee coaches went to shake
hands with Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings, they told him
they did not appreciate Baldwin's conduct. Now, what
happened next was completely reprehensible!
Vanderbilt Coach Kevin Stallings can be seen walking up to
Baldwin and heard cursing at him! Stallings continues his
barrage of profanity and then says, "I'm going to f_cking
kill you!" He continues on to state to Baldwin that he's
told him about this a hundred times. At the press conference
after the game, Coach Stallings defended his behavior by
stating that sportsmanship is an integral part of the
Vanderbilt University Program and taunting would not be
tolerated. A day later, he told the media that he had
apologized to Baldwin after the game.
The so-called White media is already circling its wagons to
protect and dismiss Coach Stallings actions as a mere tirade
after losing his temper. I see it as something worse!
Granted Wade Baldwin IV is a freshman and has to learn more
about what his coach and team is asking of him. However,
being a freshman would only make him 18 or 19 years old, a
baby! When these coaches come to recruit these athletes,
they are all smiles! They promise your son the world just to
get him to commit to going to that university's program!
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began
snatching or luring top Black athletes away from
historically Black colleges (HBCUs) in the 1960s. Coaching
legend Dean Smith was the first to offer Charlie Scott, a
Black student, a scholarship to join the mostly White
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 1967. The
lure of full-ride athletic scholarships became a trend with
NCAA schools. But, how are they treated once they make that
switch to the other side?
Many HBCU athletic conferences (SWAC, MEAC, CIAA, & SIAC)
don't offer such a thing, even now. So, the Michael
Jordan's, Kevin Durant's, Shaquille O'Neal types attend
White colleges on full schoalrships. As a matter of fact,
the four HBCU athletic conferences are in the red, while the
NCAA is raking in billions of dollars off of the backs of
its Black athletes, who are prevented from reaping any
financial benefits from their skills! This is why many of
these players jump the NCAA slave ship and go professional,
as soon as they can.
Of course, the so-called White media is critical of this
jump to the NBA or overseas citing that the purpose of going
to college should be to get an education. They never cite
the reason for the recruitment of these Black athletes by
these sports programs is to win, win, win at their expense!
When I look at these March Madness tournaments, I see
nothing but White fans cheering for their, now, mostly Black
basketball teams. There are no longer the token Black player
like in the 1960s and 1970s.
The reasons for the failings in the Black community and with
HBCUs is the belief in assimilation. Self-empowerment and
assimilation cannot coexist! It is this assimilation mindset
that is responsible for the belief that now that we have
that Obamanation in the White House that there is no longer
any need for HBCUs. These assimilators see Black the same
way the White oppressor sees it, as a race and not a
culture, which is what it is! Assimilators also believe that
anything associated with Black is substandard, while
anything associated with Whites is superior. Sometimes, this
is true but, this is apart of the White oppressor's plan!
There is nothing insidious about wanting to be around your
cultural brethren. That seems to be a problem if you are not
White, especially if you are an African or Arab.
Our HBCUs are in the red because they are constantly with
their hands out depending on federal and alumni aid. One of
the ways so-called White institutions, such as Columbia
University, make their money is from real estate
investments. Let's not forget that these ivy league
institutions made their wealth from slavery, too! But, I
digress. HBCUs need to stop viewing its students as a
money-makers and look to other ventures for making money!
HBCUs are a safe haven and should see itself as a support
for the Black community, nothing like this exists for us
anywhere in the New World! HBCUs have lost their way by
trying to emulate their White counterparts.
But, if we are to survive and thrive as African people, we
have to understand that we are oppressed and only seen as
tools in our oppression! Then, we can plan accordingly with
true self-empowerment in mind, not with the goal of showing
our oppressor that we are worthy of their attention and a
working relationship. Just like Malcolm X said, "Who are
they to be reckoned with?" (Courtesy of ESPN.com)
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