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1 Thw al-Qi'dah 1436 A.H.- August 16, 2015 Issue # 85, Newsletter #1615
Hadith of the Week
Narated By Abu Huraira :
The Prophet said:
"I shall accept the invitation even if I were invited to a
meal of a sheep's trotter, and I shall accept the gift even
if it were an arm or a trotter of a sheep."
Volume 003, Book 047,
Hadith Number 742.
Congratulations to Pakistan
by Kaukab Siddique
Pakistan is a concept, a belief,
a dream. Congratulations to all those who believe in the
Pakistan of Iqbal, Qaide Azam, Maudoodi and the millions who
The military did not make Pakistan. Every Pakistani has a
duty to strive against the enemies of Pakistan.
Strive for an Islamic Pakistan, based on Quran and sunnah.
Hamas should further distance itself from Iran
Opinion: by Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine
A number of Hamas officials admitted of late the group's
relations with Iran are undergoing a real crisis. Iran has
also virtually completely stopped all material and monetary
support for the Palestinian Islamic resistance
In a nutshell, Hamas's adamant refusal to revolve in the
Iranian orbit seems to have convinced the Iranian leadership
that it is pointless even to try to sway Hamas into the
More specifically, Hamas's unmistakable support for the
Saudi-led operation in Yemen as well as its principled
rejection of the virtual holocaust the Iranian-backed
Alawite minority regime is carrying out against Syria's
Sunni majority infuriated the Iranian leadership.
There are numerous logical reasons why Hamas ought to
distance itself from the Iranian sphere.
We should all know by now that Iran is only using the
Palestinian issue as a propaganda asset for the purpose of
spreading Shiism in the Arab world.
Otherwise, one would be prompted to wonder what relation
there is between massacring Yemenis in Taaez and Arhab at
the hands of Iran's agents and the liberation of
Indeed, does the road to Occupied Jerusalem start from
More to the point, we all know that Iran, not Bashar
el-Assad, is the one that really calls the shots in
More to the point, it was Iran after all that brought Shiite
mercenaries from as far as New Delhi and Hirat in
Afghanistan to slaughter Syrian children in the name of
Hussein(!!!), which means that the Assad regime would
collapse in 24 hours should Iran end its criminal
intervention in Syria.
Hence, the inescapable conclusion is that Iran is
responsible for the spilling of every drop of blood from
Aden and Taaez in Yemen, to Falouja in Iraq, and to Zabadani
and Halab in Syria. I wish I were mistaken in my assertion,
but the facts on the ground are so clear and Iran can never
A clear message to the Iranians
Palestinians, including Hamas, would never be interested in
increasing their enemies. Israel and her guardian ally, the
United States, are more than enough.
However, the Palestinian people must never allow themselves
to trade political and material support from Iran for
betraying the innocent blood of Syrian children and women
whose bodies are being crushed to smithereens on a daily
basis by Iranian and Iranian-backed militias.
In the final analysis, Hamas doesn't trade in blood as the
Iranians clearly do in Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon.
Yet, this is precisely what the Iranians want from Hamas,
namely support or at least appear to support the
Iranian-backed holocaust in Syria. But this is absolutely
unacceptable. This is the clear and unmistakable message
that Hamas needs to communicate to our Iranian friends or
more correctly erstwhile friends.
I know that Iran has made some success in swaying some
Palestinian groups into orbiting in the Shiite sphere of
influence. Some Iranian clerks have gone so far as to claim
that a certain Palestinian group is actually at Iran's beck
However, these groups are unlikely to leave a lasting
influence in Palestine. But a vigilant eye must be focused
on these people lest the nightmarish experience in Yemen and
Syria is allowed to repeat itself in Palestine.
Hamas derives legitimacy from the Palestinian people
It is an open secret that Hamas's close ties with Iran
didn't bode well with many Palestinian Islamists as well as
other Islamists in the region.
Moreover, these ties alienated some key regional powers such
as Saudi Arabia, prompting some t religious leaders to claim
that Hamas was deep in the Shiite pocket.
Al-Hamdulillah, this claim has now been proven baseless,
with no iota of truth to it.
But the matter doesn't stop here and Hamas must never be
pushed into a situation where it would regret dislodging
itself from Iran.
This is a message to our Saudi brothers to reflect on
because in the final analysis Hamas is part and parcel of
the Sunni axis in the region. Therefore, Saudi Arabia ought
to be more generous in supporting Hamas and the thousands of
Palestinian families sustained by Hamas.
Saudi Arabia, a financial superpower, must under no
circumstances sallow Iran to export heretical Shiism to
Sunni Muslim societies even under the false rubric of
supporting the resistance against Israel. In the final
analysis, the ultimate Iranian goal is not to help us defeat
Israel, but to make us badmouth the Prophet of Islam, his
wives and his companions.
A last word to the Saudi brothers:
We all know that Iran never flinched from bankrolling its
militias. Now, in light of the quagmire in the region, the
Saudi leadership should have brought itself to realizing
that supporting genuine Sunni movements and resistance
groups everywhere in the region is a must for expediting
Sunni Muslim interests in the region and the world.
Khalid Amayreh is a Palestinian journalist and current
affairs political commentator living in Occupied
The Hidden Hindu-Muslim war in Bangladesh: 4th Blasphemy
Compliled by New Trend from Hindustan Times, the Guardian
On August 7, a Hindu blogger, Niladry Chattopadhya, was
hacked to death in his apartment in Dhaka. Two Islamic
fundamentalists have been arrested by August 12.
The attacks on bloggers began with the killing of Avijit
Roy, Hindu American, who was the mastermind of blasphemy
against Islam [including the Prophet, pbuh.]
The background to the killings is the murder of nearly 500
Muslim youths by Bangladeshi police and military, mostly
controlled by Hindus. The youths were killed over three
years in street protests against the arrests, mistreatment
and some executions of senior Islamic leaders of Jamaate
Islami. This widespread oppression of Muslims was carried
out by the Bangladeshi regime of Ms. Hasina which is closely
linked to the government of India.
Jamaate Islami is an unarmed and peaceful movement, mostly
middle class, which was criminalized on the basis of claims
that it had supported Pakistan and killed many Hindus. The
trials linked to this oppression were debunked by human
rights organizations as show trials.
The death in police custody of 90 year old Prof. Golam Azam,
senior Islamic leader with a track record of peaceful
service of Islam, signified that the Dhaka regime was out to
dismantle all Islamic opposition however peaceful.
Along with suppression of the Islamic movement, the regime
allowed attacks on Islam by Hindu blasphemers, organized by
a Hindu American.
Bangladeshi Muslims seemed totally helpless There was no
media outlet for them.
Then came the attacks on the bloggers which have been
claimed by the al-Qaida's affiliate in Bangladesh.
The USA which ignored the suppression of Jamaate Islami has
joined the investigation into the attacks on the bloggers
led by an FBI officers who is now in Dhaka.
Pakistan's Hero Hamid Gul Passes away: Faced India on Battle
field: Supported Osama bin Laden.
[New Trend Editor.]
Hamid Gul, the former head of Pakistan's Inter-Services
Intelligence agency during the end of the Soviet occupation
of Afghanistan and who supported Islamic militants, has died
of a brain haemorrhage, family members have said. He was 79.
His daughter, Uzma Gul, told AP on Sunday that her father
died late on Saturday night at the hill resort of Murree
near the capital, Islamabad.
Born in 1936, Gul served in the army and fought in two wars
against India. He always advocated that nuclear-armed
Pakistan should confront its atomic-armed neighbour India.
As the chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) from 1987
to 1989, he helped the CIA funnel weapons and money to jihad
groups fighting Soviet troops in Afghanistan. He later broke
with the US and loudly supported Islamic militants,
including al-Qaida's then leader, Osama bin Laden.
"[Prime Minister] Nawaz Sharif has expressed his heartfelt
condolences over the sad demise of Lt.Gen.(retd.) Hamid
Gul," the ruling party's media office said on Twitter. "The
prime minister prayed eternal peace for the departed soul
and said that may God bless the deceased." [BBC]
Julian Bond: Civil Rights Icon Passes Away
[Courtesy AOL News].
Bond burst into the national consciousness after helping to
start the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee —
where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Stokely
Carmichael and John Lewis. As the group grew into an
important force that advocated for social change, the young
Bond dropped out of Morehouse College in Atlanta to serve as
the committee's communications director.
Bond was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in
1965 and stepped into the national spotlight after being
refused his seat because of his anti-war stance on Vietnam.
The case went all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court
decision, which ruled in his favor. Bond took his seat in
In 1968, he led a delegation to the 1968 Democratic National
Convention, where his name was placed in nomination for the
vice presidency but he declined because he was too young.
He served in the Georgia House until 1975 and then served
six terms in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1986. He also
served as president of the SPLC from its founding in 1971 to
1979 and was later on its board of directors.
[Unfortunately towards the end of his life, Bond became a
supporter of the homosexual movement driven by his
absolutist ideas of equality. Most Black churches oppose
homosexuality though it is supported by President Obama.---
Massive Protests against India's Occupation army: Crowds
Carry Pakistani Flags
August 14. India detained elderly Kashmiri leaders Syed Ali
Gilani and Mir Wayze in their homes but it could not stop
the Kashmiris from celebrating Pakistan's Independence Day.
Hundreds of thousands of kashmiris brought out rallies
carrying the Pakistani flags to show that they were with
August 15. There was a complete general strike in Occupied
Kashmir on India's independence day as the people protested
against occupation by India.
Pakistan - Aug 16: In Attock, 50 miles from Islamabad, a
huge bomb explosion killed Khanzada, the Home Minister of
Punjab, and 12 other senior officials, and injured scores of
The attack appears to be retaliation for the killing of
Ishaq, the leader of Sipahe Sahaba, r.a. and 18 people who
were trying to free him during transportation by the police.
Also, on August 16, Pakistani jet bombers attacked
supporters of the Pak Taliban in North Waziristan, killing
Mujahideen from Afghanistan came in and killed 3 Pakistani
troops near Chaghi in Baluchistan.
Syria- Assad's air force bombed civilians in a market place
in Duma, near Damascus. When rescuers came to dig out the
bomb victims, Alawite air force returned and slaughtered the
crowd. The number of deaths has reached more than 100 killed
and 200 wounded.
In the Qalamoun mountains, fighting at a resort town resumed
after three days of cease fire to rescue civilians..
Hizbullah, Syrian troops, Shi'ites troops from Iraq and
Afghanistan led by Iranian officers have been attacking the
mujahideen defenders for three weeks but have been beaten
Islamic forces are advancing into the Shi'ite heartland of
Mujahideen are bringing Damascus itself under fire.
In the north, Islamic State is pushing back "rebels" who
want "democracy" rather than Sharia,
Islamic State is also advancing towards Homs in spite of
Assad's furious air and land attacks.
Al-Nusra has withdrawn its forces facing IS after US air
force bombed al-Nusra
US air force carried out 21 more strikes against Islamic
State killing dozens of Muslims.
IRAQ - August 16: In latest raids by Islamic State fighters
coming out of Fallujah, 15 Shi'ite troops were killed and 15
In a raid near Beiji, mujahideen killed scores of Shi'ie
Artillery exchanges between Indian and Pakistani troops
continued for a third day, non-stop.
Continuing Attack on Dr. Siddique
Continuing Attack on Dr. Siddique by the Major Media.
Readers of New Trend are urged to let us know if there is
anything anti-woman or anti-Semitic in Dr. Siddique's
Herewith we give the COMPLETE uncut attack published in the
Philadelphia Inquirer of Aug 10th:
Lincoln professor says he will not hold back on inflammatory
Kaukab Siddique doesn't regret calling Pamela Geller and
like-minded anti-Muslim commentators "dirty Jewish Zionist
"I would say it again," the Lincoln University associate
professor of English said defiantly.
Geller, Siddique said, committed the equivalent of "cultural
genocide" by running a contest that encouraged people to
draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.
"She did the worst, other than killing us," he said of
Geller, whose group, the American Freedom Defense
Initiative, is labeled an anti-Muslim hate group by the
Southern Poverty Law Center. If she violates what is "most
sacred to us, we can talk about her, that she is Jewish and
she is white and she's a supremacist and she is doing this
In an interview in his office at Lincoln, Siddique, 72,
discussed the controversial views that have led critics to
call for his dismissal. Most recently, Siddique drew ire for
Facebook posts that included the remark about Geller,
suggested that one reason Bill Cosby's accusers did not come
forward sooner could be that "many women are sluts" and
opposed a "homo uprising."
Siddique, a Muslim who is a native of Pakistan, defended his
right to speak his mind on his own time. "If you can't talk
and you can't express yourself at a university," he said,
"then you can't express yourself anywhere."
In 2010, some legislators called on Lincoln, a historically
black university in Chester County, to fire Siddique after
he spoke against Israel at a Washington rally and said he
doubted elements of the Holocaust. As a "state-related"
university, Lincoln receives about $13 million in state
Siddique said he visited then-Lincoln president Ivory
Nelson, who had a pile of mail criticizing the remarks. He
said he offered to resign, but Nelson would not accept.
"He said 'We have to stick to academic freedom,' " Siddique
That's not the way Nelson remembers it. "I would have
accepted it in a heartbeat," said Nelson, now retired.
Siddique's remarks hurt Lincoln, he said. "There's no way
in the world people are going to look at you and
disassociate you from the institution," Nelson said.
He said he did not fire the tenured professor because his
work was adequate, the remarks were made off campus on his
own time, and he has the right to free speech. Lincoln
condemned the remarks in a statement, much the same as it
did last month after the inflammatory Facebook posts came to
light, first reported in the Daily Beast.
As unpalatable as some of these remarks may seem, professors
have the right to speak about public matters without fear of
repercussion, said Gregory F. Scholtz, of the American
Association of University Professors.
"I think the underlying principle is you want to have a
great deal of latitude so that the truth will never be
suppressed," said Scholtz, the group's associate secretary
and director of the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure
and Governance. "The idea is that good ideas eventually
defeat bad ideas. But that's not going to happen if you
The association recently censured the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign for reneging on a job offer to Steven
Salaita, a professor of American Indian studies who
criticized Israel on Twitter. Scholtz said the university
shouldn't have rejected Salaita without a hearing to prove a
lack of fitness for the job.
One of Siddique's most controversial stances is his
skepticism about the Holocaust. He points to the work of
David Irving, a Holocaust denier who has said there was no
evidence that Jews were killed in gas chambers.
Irving's views have been discredited by mainstream
historians. Ruling in a libel case Irving filed against a
detractor, a British judge called him anti-Semitic and said
he associates with neo-Nazis.
"I have read things from both sides," Siddique argued, "and
therefore I think that for any study of the Holocaust, we
need to know what the critics say."
"Were there ovens?" he asked. ". . . If you study the
pictures of Auschwitz, there are no ovens there."
In a letter to Lincoln president Richard Green, State Rep.
Mark Cohen, a Philadelphia Democrat, called Siddique's
comments "hateful" and said the university should dismiss or
discipline him. He said the school's contract with faculty
requires professors to be "accurate in their utterances."
The Anti-Defamation League also condemned Siddique's
Siddique held firm in his views. In the interview, he railed
against the U.S. military, which he said has "fallen below
Hitler" in its treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and
"Every day, they go and bomb people, saying suspected
Taliban," he added. "You kill someone because you suspect
they are Taliban?" Siddique said he doesn't share his
political views with students or talk to them about his
doubts about the Holocaust. "My policy with students is
help them to think, not tell them what to think," he said.
Born in 1943 in Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani
province Punjab, Siddique earned his academic degrees from
the University of Karachi and received a scholarship to
Dalhousie University in Halifax for his Ph.D. in English, he
said. He came to the United States in 1975. At the time, he
said he was writing critically about the Pakistani
government, which he saw as "tyrannical." Friends warned him
not to return, he said.
Siddique said he worked for publishing houses in Indiana and
Virginia before arriving at Lincoln. He felt welcome there.
"I'm not prejudiced but I think African Americans are more
open minded," he said. "They are willing to listen to many
things which other people would not be willing to listen."
He added: "They know that human beings can be treated very
badly and lies can be told about them." Slavery, he noted,
lasted longer than the Holocaust.
"Every day in our lives we have this racism emanating from
slavery," he said. ". . . We have our own problems. We can't
just be talking about Schindler's List and stuff like that."
He said he has not had pushback from students or his Lincoln
Linda J. Stine, a longtime professor in the master of human
services program, said she disagrees with most of Siddique's
But "as a colleague, I have found him unfailingly polite and
helpful," she said. "If one did not read his writings
outside Lincoln, there would be no question or problem."
Siddique, who has three grown children, lives in Baltimore
with his wife, who works in the pharmaceutical industry.
"She's from Texas, believe it or not," he said of his
American-born wife, who is more than two decades his junior
and whom he declined to identify.
In addition to his work at Lincoln, Siddique teaches at a
mosque and community center in Baltimore and publishes an
Islamic magazine. He said he visits Pakistan, but doesn't
say he has traveled there from America.
"We have stirred up such hostilities, it's unbelievable," he
said. He blames the American government and commentators
such as Geller for rising tensions around the globe.
Siddique shrugs off the criticism of his Facebook posts and
provocative views. He said his comments about the women who
have accused Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting
them have been misinterpreted.
"I'm sure that Cosby did this, but why did women take so
long to come out against it?" In a Facebook post, he posed
five possible reasons, including his observation that "many
women are sluts."
In the interview, he mused further about that, saying, "This
could be one reason that they would go and meet someone who
was very well to do, alone, have drinks with him, and then
might have sex with him and then claim they were raped.
"I'm not saying that happened," he said. "What I'm saying is
that a possibility?"
He will continue to speak out, he said. "What I want to
achieve," he said, "is that I should die in a condition of
virtue, that I should not have violated my sense of justice
The Propaganda Against ISIS.
[Written to an Indian Muslim scholar who condemned ISIS.]
by Shamim Siddiqi
[With comment from Kaukab Siddique.]
Mohtram Javed Bhai, Salaam
You are forgetting the other side of the coin. Have you got
any proof or the West has presented any documentary evidence
or it is just propaganda stunts against the so-called ISIS?
It is the creation of Western hegemonies against Islam and
their hate campaign against Muslim state.
Every day West in coming with their concocted and
self-coined witch-hunting stories. You should first
challenge these outlets.
India is also a paramount associate with the West in blaming
Muslims of India and outside and the so-called Muslim states
are, unfortunately, the worst enemies of their own
The West will never see their own misdeeds, oppressions,
occupations and falsely coined hate propaganda against
Muslims and Muslim States. I am fed up with their systematic
The foreign journalists who are the agents of foreign powers
are ramming the Muslim world and creating false propaganda
like whispering campaign against us must be given a clear
Notice to correct their behavior, be honest in their
reporting or leave the country. The sooner they leave, the
better it would be..
Shias are working with the West. [comment by Kaukab
Thank you Shamim Bhai
Your reply to Dr, Javed regarding ISIS etc is very valuable.
None of us are connected in any way, directly or indirectly
As researchers, writers and journalists, it is our duty to
search for evidence even while intense war is going on.
The Western powers and Shi'ites have joined hands to crush
ISIS. They are attacking ISIS every day but are mostly
Out of sheer frustration, western powers and their media and
Shias are busy publishing the worst possible accusations
against ISIS. They have failed to bring any evidence but
with global media in their control, they are clobbering the
caliphate led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Quraishi
Attacks on Yazeedis and Christians are being publicized
without evidence. It's almost all hearsay and gossip about
slavery, abuse of women and mass executions.
Now even the leader of ISIS is being accused of rape owing
to gossip by two Yazeedi women.!
The propaganda power of the West and the Shi'ites is so vast
that the most ghastly stories are accepted even by Muslims.
There is no demand for EVIDENCE.
By contrast, the daily bombing by the US air force is hardly
publicized. USA has claimed that it's air force has killed
thousands of people supporting ISIS. SOHR documented 1075
Islamic fighters were killed in Kobane alone. The Shi'ites
led by Iran, Hizbullah and Bashar Assad kill civilians,
including women and children, EVERY DAY. It is not
publicized though it is METICULOUSLY documented day by day
by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [SOHR]
We must be truthful and honest.
Jamaate Islami Raises Pakistani Flag, Condemns Indian Moves,
Supports Kashmiri Struggle
by Qaiser Sharif
LAHORE, Aug. 14; Flag hoisting ceremonies marking the
Independence Day were held at the JI headquarters Mansoora
and JI offices at provincial, divisional and district levels
on the instruction of the Ameer, JI, Pakistan, Senator
JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, hoisted the national
flag atop JI headquarters at an impressive ceremony also
attended by JI deputy chief Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, Maulana
Abdul Ma'lik, General Secretary JI Sindh, Mumtaz Husain
Sabtu, other party leaders, workers and students from the
Mansoora Model School. The students presented the national
anthem on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Liaqat Baloch said that the huge
sacrifices rendered by our forefathers for the creation of
Pakistan made it obligatory that the nation left no stone
unturned for building it into a model Islamic, welfare
state. He said that national unity and unanimity was our
real strength whereas the enemy was trying hard to shatter
our unity by dividing us into Shias and Sunnis.
He said that India was our sworn enemy and had not accepted
the creation of Pakistan from her heart. Indian Prime
Minister Modi had, during his recent visit to Dhaka,
admitted his role in the breakup of Pakistan in 1971 but the
UN or any other international forum had not taken notice of
this. He said that the US and world colonialism wanted to
destabilize this country in order to establish India's
supremacy in the region. He said it was time that Pakistan,
Iran and Afghanistan stood united to foil enemy designs.
Liaqat Baloch said that Pakistan would remain incomplete
without Kashmir. India, he said, had been occupying Kashmir
for the last 70 years while the Kashmiris were holding big
rallies today to celebrate Pakistan's independence and were
hoisting the Pakistani flag. Eight lakh Indian troops posted
in Held Kashmir had failed to crush the Kashmiris freedom
struggle. The Kashmiri youth were raising slogans of
Pakistan Zindabad while India army was trying every tactic
to crush their freedom spirit. He said that the veteran
Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Gilani had infused such a love for
freedom in the Kashmiri youth that could not be crushed by
He said that the Prime Minister's advisor for Foreign
Affairs, Sartaj Aziz was visiting India on Modi s
invitation. He said the Pakistani rulers craze for
friendship with India was tantamount to rubbing salt on the
wounds of Kashmiris. This showed that the rulers were
anxious to serve US and India's interests as compared to the
interests of their own country. He counseled Prime Minister
Nawaz Sharif to abandon the idea of friendship with India
and bring the foreign policy in line with the vital national
He was confident that the dream of JI chief Sirajul Haq for
a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan would be realized soon.
The ceremony ended with the prayer by Hafiz Muhammad Idrees.
He prayed for the strength and prosperity of the nation and
Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri Offers Support to new Taliban leader
In a recording, released on al Sahab and other
jihad websites and accompanied by a still image of Zawahiri,
he said: "As emir of al-Qaeda, I pledge to you our
allegiance, following the path of Sheikh (Osama) bin Laden
and his martyred brothers in their allegiance to Mullah
The new Taliban leader enthusiastically accepted
the support of the al-Qaida leader.
[Islamic State, IS, supporters are trying to draw support in
Afghanistan from the many Taliban groups in existence, thus
putting Taliban on the defensive.
[Dr. Zawahiri's wife and children were killed in a US air
strike in 2001.]
ISIS Truck Bomb slaughters Shia militia caught shopping in
Baghdad: Iraqi Air Force bombs Children's Hospital in
August 15: A huge truck bomb hit Shi'a militia caught
unawares shopping at a market in Sadr City [Baghdad]. Early
reports indicate 67 killed and many more wounded.
They were from the Mahdi Army and the Shia mobilization
Shia militia have been burning homes and killing civilians
in Tikrit, the hometown of President Saddam Hussain.
The Baghdad Shia government's air force hit a children's
hospital in Fallujah which is ruled by the Islamic State,
IS. Medics report at least 20 killed in the attack.
Encounter Groups Organizing Students: Muslims and Zionist
by Sis. Karin Friedemann
I have for a long time advocated that there is no better way
to encourage revolutionary thinking except through student
groups, especially nowadays when we have long established
student organizations plus new technology to link everyone
in the country and abroad on social justice issues. The
enemy such as Hillel has top down command structure to
organize and energize every Jew in the country to care about
any cause even as obscure as "slavery in Sudan" or
"sweatshops in Pakistan." As soon as one of their leadership
comes up with a game plan, every related student
organization is going to get active in trying to convince
church and synagogue of the cause they want to promote.
Communist Party groups have a lot of activities that a
person could join if they enjoy going to protests or
political history group studies. Student groups define
The student organization structure is the most important and
efficient political organizing tool available for anyone
with a cause. The YMCA obviously caught on to this line of
thinking because they actually funded my 16 year old son to
go to a social justice leadership training program this
summer for free, staying in the college dorms of Nazarene
College. Naturally they spent one out of five days defining
gender as a continuum but what my son understood of the
discussion was that you should not be mean to confused
people. They also discussed racism, sexism, classism, etc
and defined the terms so that the young people could
understand the linguistics of their approach, which seems to
My son's basic experience of the summer camp was a lot of
emotional support to get the kids to express how they feel
about themselves, their background, experience with racism,
sexism and so on. It was a chance for them to say what they
have never been allowed to say before, in a group situation
that was very encouraging. My son felt he broke some
boundaries past his fear of public speaking. I learned from
hearing about it that he feels that he does not know enough
about his ethnic background to even try to represent what
people think when they look at him and might want to ask
about it. The experience of being expected to explain who
one is, can be stressful especially to young people who are
still searching for the answer to that question.
Even though I appreciate the goals of race and gender
politics, we have to realize that America is like a garbage
dump of people who left their country. We are the riff raff
of global society. The most important part of being American
and coming of age is realizing that nobody cares about you.
You are totally on your own. There are beautiful merits to
that approach to life too. Think of how much the sea cares
about the fishermen catching the food you will later buy.
The sea does not care about you and nor does politics. All a
person can do is gain skill riding the waves.
Those who feel they benefited from this week long emotional
and learning experience are now invited to attend weekly
meetings with the goal of establishing student organizations
in their various learning institutions, including high
When I was in college, I belonged to the Muslim Students
Association. At Wayne State University in Detroit, we had
our own mosque, our own building on campus to make wudu,
attend jummah, and hopefully organize. The Board of
Directors was overseen by the older generation of Egyptian
and Pakistani Muslim Brotherhood alumni but completely was
run by the students, who even vacuumed and cleaned. toilets.
But it was not only about having a place to pray.
The MSA always required a handful of students to volunteer
for roles like President, Vice President, General
Secretary... I was the Publication Secretary one year late
The thing with the MSA is like the Green Party today. All
you have to do is show up at your first meeting and they
want to appoint you to something. They really need fresh
blood. Once you have a position you will be affiliated with
an organization, which means you have common ground to
communicate with other chapters and also you can state that
you legally represent your members.
For example, you could send off a fax to your local
Representative saying you represent the Muslim Students
Association or any organization you decided that you belong
to, and you might likely get a meeting to discuss issues
with some person representing the government. You cannot do
this unless you represent an organization. That is why you
must join, or create one.
How do we Know that Injustice is built into the American
System Based on Race?
Check these Facts
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
New York City - The American Department of Justice (DOJ) is
a very corrupt entity. Many of the rules it imposes on its
citizens are rooted in racial hatred by White politicians
towards non-Whites, mainly people of African-descent and
Native Americans. If you read the debates for some of these
archaic laws, which are still in existence, you will
understand just how a diseased mind operates and runs an
For instance there is the Felony Disenfranchisement Law,
which states that convicted criminals cannot vote. If you
think about it, why would there ever be a consideration for
such a law in America? This law goes back to Ancient Greek
times but, America has the strictest form of it, which
prevents convicts from voting, permanently, in most
According to ProCon.org: "Between 1890 and 1910 many states
adopted new laws or reconfigured preexisting laws to
handicap newly enfranchised black citizens whose rights had
been expanded by both the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
In 1901 an all-White constitution convention was held in
Alabama. One of the main issues discussed was the Felony
Disenfranchisement Law. There were a plethora of reasons
given by a 1901 all-White Alabama constitution convention
but, the main reasons were imprisonment for ANYTHING,
vagrancy, and miscegenation (race-mixing). Many other states
started to adopt these oppressive changes to their laws.
The 1890s saw the end of the Reconstruction Era and the
ushering in of the racist Jim Crow Era. There has always
been a concerted Federal effort to thwart Black empowerment
Fast forward to the 1985 or 1986, which is when CNN
announced that the Black population in prison had overtaken
the White population. This rule permanently rescinding
voting rights of convicted criminals has had somewhat of an
effect on the Black vote but, it has not been as aggravating
as the fact that most people are jailed for nonviolent
offenses. It is not as aggravating as knowing that a Black
person will go to jail for smoking marijuana publicly, while
a White man gets a stern warning or a ticket, in New York
Voting in America has been proven to be a farce since its
inception. In other countries, the popular votes are what
makes a politician victorious, whereas in America we have
the electoral college, which could differ from the popular
vote. So, the people's vote does not count! There are other
assertive ways to improve society. Voting makes people too
Ohio and Louisiana are in competition for being the most
bass ackwards states! Florida is another bass ackwards
state. In Ohio, there have been judges sentencing mostly
Black women to wearing humiliating signs publicizing their
crimes. In November 2012, a Black woman drove on the
sidewalk to avoid a school bus unloading children off of it.
A judge sentenced her to wear a sign that said, "Only an
idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."
(courtesy of USAToday.com)
Also, Ohio is the only state that still, illegally,
imprisons people for being in debt!
Another way the justice system traps the poor is through the
illegal use of bail settings.
The idea of setting bail is to make sure that after you pay
it you return to court to face trial. When someone skips out
on bail, meaning they paid the bail money but did not report
back for the trial date, that money is never returned by the
government. They keep it. Bail is only suppose to be
insurance money. However, there is still a caveat with the
bail and that is it must be paid in CASH! Raising bail
money, even a few hundred dollars, can become a family
There are efforts in New York to make the justice system
accept other forms of payment, since unlike Rev. "Charlatan"
Sharpton and Congressman "Strangle" Rangel, others cannot
afford to protest injustices with $1000 cash on them ready
to post immediate bail.
Just as Malcolm X has stated: The White man's power is in
the courts. The oppressor has established a system that
empowers him and keeps him dominate over all of us! It
includes the political system, judicial, penal, economic,
and educational (Read The Miseducation of the negro by Dr.
Carter G. Woodson).
Our goal as Muslims is to stay away from these corrupt
forces, as best we can. This includes voting, which many
Black Americans do not understand. Ironically, over one
hundred years later, the Brown vs Board of Education ruling
against segregation and 1965 Civil Rights Act saw an effort
to assimilate Blacks. But, this has failed!
Once you develop faith in Allah and His Way as the ONLY way,
you begin to become less dependent on the system and more so
on yourself! It is a very freeing and empowering feeling.
Not easy but, it can be done. "Seek help through patient
perseverance and prayer. For Allah is with those who
patiently persevere." (Holy Qur'an 2:153)
Barrel Bomb Attack by Assad's helicopters: One of Thousands
UMR Condemns Attacks on SRD Medical Facilities in Syria
Alexandria, VA (Aug. 14, 2015) --- United Muslim Relief
(UMR) announced on Friday that it stands in solidarity with
partner organization, Syria Relief and Development (SRD), in
calling for the protection of hospitals and clinics within
Syria. As a relief and development organization with a
primary focus on healthcare initiatives, UMR condemned
recent attacks on SRD's medical facilities and continues to
encourage the promotion of universal humanitarian principles
that respect the sanctity of medical facilities
UMR officials made it clear that the organization deemed it
a fundamental human right that a person considers themselves
safe within the confines of a hospital, clinic, or any other
facility wherein medical services are being provided.
"These atrocious attacks on SRD's facilities, which killed
two local children in the near vicinity, further damage the
psychological welfare of displaced Syrians. The
international community needs to place the education (and
inculcation) of humanitarian principles at the forefront of
- Dr. Abed Ayoub, President and CEO
SRD's medical center---a rehabilitation therapy facility
specializing in dialysis and physiotherapy---in the Jarjanaz
area of Idleb was attacked early Monday by a barrel bomb.
Among the damage caused included the destructions of an
ambulance, firetruck and a storage facility housing
essential health care supplies. While SRD health care staff
members were not injured, two children were killed and more
than 16 injuries were reported in the surrounding area.
SEE: SRD Rehabilitation Clinic Damaged in Attack, Two Local
# # #
About United Muslim Relief (UMR)
United Muslim Relief is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit
organization in the USA. It is one of the fastest growing
NGO's in the United States, with a focus on building
humanitarian coalitions to tackle developmental needs. UMR
was first launched by a group of students at George Mason
University in Fairfax, Virginia who wanted to do something
to help the victims of the Haitian earthquake and has now
become a respected humanitarian player with an emphasis on
health programs. As well as serving underprivileged
communities around the world, UMR has hundreds of dedicated
volunteers in the US who are dedicated to making a positive
contribution to American society. Our motto "beyond relief"
bears testament to our belief that we must work to empower
those most in need and help them attain dignity through
giving them the opportunity to lift themselves out of
Analysis of the Source of the Attacks on Hadith: Why did
Imam Bukhari select so few Hadith out of so many?
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Part of the Euro-American campaign against Islam is the
systematic assault on the credibility and authenticity of
the Hadith. Anti-Islam scholars see Hadith as a promising
target because they believe that a certain segment of
Muslims is vulnerable to an attack on Hadith. One of the
developments of neo-colonialism was the emergence of
westernized elites in each Muslim country who were well
versed in western poetry, drama, fiction, admired the
scientific developments in the West and despised the
religious populists among their own people whom they labeled
broadly as mullahs.
There was some justification in the reaction to the mullahs.
A conventional type of religious preacher/teacher had become
commonplace who was not well-grounded in Islamic studies and
often used weak or out-of-context hadith narrations to
arrive at broad generalizations. These preachers were also
sectarian in their approach to religion and created a
picture of hadith related Islam which repulsed even those
westernized elites who wanted to return to their Islamic
Owing to the proliferation of these shallow preachers, the
elites did not see (or could not see) that authentic Islamic
scholars were also coming forth to lead the nation, among
them people like Abul Ala Maudoodi, Syed Qutb, Imam Khomeini
and Shaikh Omar Abdel Rahman.
PLOY NUMBER ONE:
Attack on the Hadith is carried out under the slogan of
Quran only. Thus the attack can resonate among Muslims who
though westernized have considerable loyalty to Islam. It is
often not seen as an attack on Islam at all but rather as an
attempt to purify Islam.
The beginning point is usually to claim that Imam Bukhari
himself, the foremost among compilers of hadith selected
only a couple thousand hadith from among the 600,000 or so
which he found.
Here is a typical comment on Hadith from G. A. Pervez . With
reference to the collectors of Hadith , he says:
"They found hundreds of thousands of Hadith but there were
very few among them which they (the collectors) declared
sahih (correct or authentic) and recorded them in their
compilations. By the way, notice how many hadith these
persons found and how many hadith they selected for
inclusion in their compilations:
Imam Bukhari. Out of 600,000, leaving out repeats, he
took only 2762.
Imam Muslim. Out of 300,000, only 4348.." and so on he
goes on with the remaining six books of Hadith.
He concludes thus:
"Obviously when the acceptance and rejection of hadith
depends on the compilers' perception, who can say that out
of this dump of hundreds of thousands which these persons
rejected, how many authentic hadith might have also been
wasted. As for the many hadith among those which these
persons chose, which can in no way be considered the words
and actions of the Prophet (pbuh), will be clarified further
on in this book. ( Matalib al-Quran volume 4 by G. A.
Pervez, pages 352 and 353).
This quote is important because it has become the staple of
anti-Hadith polemic during the more recent campaign against
Islam. Notice the attempt to speculate and cause doubt: "who
The date of publication is important: 1981.
The publisher is the Perwezi sect's organization called
This could have been just an individual's misunderstanding
of Hadith. However, the publishers present Pervez as
Mufak-kir-e-Quran [The Quranic Thinker]. Important here is
Pervez's dishonesty. He did not admit an important fact that
these objections against Hadith have been brought by ALL THE
FAMOUS CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY WRITERS. In a translation of The
Life and Message of Muhammad (pbuh) by Allama Saiyid
Sulaimam Nadwi by Mohiuddin Ahmad (published in 1977, four
years before Perwez's book), we are given precise
information on the Christian missionary charge against
Hadith relating to the SPECIFIC ISSUE of the few hadith
selected out of 600,000 etc by Bukhari and others.
The following FAMOUS Christian writers contended on the
basis of Bukhari's selection from 600,000 and Ibn Hanbal's
out of 7,500,000 that hadith was all a mass of forgeries and
dubious reports. These charges occur in a variety of forms
Muir, LIFE OF MAHOMET, London, 1894, vol.1, page xxxvii
H.A. R. Gibbs, MOHAMMDANISM, London, 1964, page. 79.
R. A. Nicholson, A LITERARY HISTORY OF THE ARABS,
Cambridge, page 1962
A. Guillaume, ISLAM, p. 91
Pervez was not a scholar of Hadith and he cleverly concealed
the probable source of his attack on Hadith:
Christian missionary polemicists. He did not know even its
basics. Unfortunately he made a virtue of his ignorance. In
simplified form, here are a few points which will help
readers understand why there were so many hadith and Bukhari
only selected a couple thousand:
1. If a hadith is narrated by a hundred students of the
companions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), it is counted in
hadith narration as ONE HUNDRED HADITH. Thus the text is
only ONE, but the chains of narration come from many
narrators. Take the first hadith in Bukhari's Sahih: IT IS
NARRATED by way of many chains of narration. The Prophet
ACTIONS SHALL BE JUDGED BY INTENTIONS. If 70 students of the
Prophet's companions heard this hadith from hazrat Umar
(r.a.), one of his companions, that would start 70 chains of
narration. The student's student would have his own student
and school of learning, etc.
IMAM BUKHARI would look at the 70 chains of narration (or 70
hadith) and SELECT THE ONE HE CONSIDERED the MOST RELIABLE
The process goes on with all the hadith he selected.
He is not leaving out any fabrications. [He would not even
consider fabrications.] He is leaving out chains of
narrations which are not the best. [For numerous specific
examples, see Azmi's STUDIES IN EARLY HADITH LITERATURE,
1968 and Mustafa Sibai's AL-SUNNAH Wa MAKANATUHA FI AL
The full title of Bukhari's compilation contains the word
Al-MUKHTASAR which indicates clearly that he was NOT trying
to collect ALL the correct Hadith but a selection of
[For our Urdu readers, if a person selects some of Iqbal's
poetry, and compiles a selection of what he considers the
best, that does not mean that the poetry he does not select
is FABRICATED and does not belong to Iqbal.]
This is only one of the proofs that Pervez was deliberately
publishing false stories against Hadith to spread distrust
and suspicion against the second sacred source of Islam, the
Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Today attacks on hadith have become a worldwide industry,
nourished by Jewish and Christian missionary scholars and
their brainwashed Muslim followers.
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