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11 JumaadaTHaany 1437 A.H.- March 20, 2016 Issue # 12, Newsletter #1646
Hadith of the Week
How precious is the daughter?"
Whoever harms her, harms me."
" The Prophet, pbuh, said from the mimbar of the masjid::
"The People of Hisham ibn Mughira have asked my permission
to marry their daughter to Ali ibn Abi Talib.
I DO NOT PERMIT IT. AGAIN, I DO NOT PERMIT IT. and AGAIN I
DO NOT PERMIT IT.
Of course, if Ali divorces my daughter and marries their
daughter, he has the right. My daughter is part of myself.
Whoever harms her, harms me. Whatever hurts her hurts me."
[Sahih Bukhari, kitab-un-nikah]
Comment by Kaukab Siddique:
Thus Ali, r.a., one of the most pious men,
was reprimanded THREE TIMES, in one speech by the Prophet,
pbuh, and that too from the mimbar of the mosque. He did not
reprimand any other sahabi like that.
Record Breaking Distribution of "Free Aafia" Movement
message at Masjid Rahma [ISB]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Activity at Biggest Mosque in
On March 18, more than 350 Muslims received a call to
support the movement launched by Br. Mauri Saalakhan to free
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui who is imprisoned in Ft. Worth Texas.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen is supporting Dr. Aafia's cause and was
able to give out the message to Free Aafia to 350 plus
Muslims. This high number was attained because now there are
two congregations at ISB [Masjid Rahma.] Both were
Another 40 people received the article by Br. Kaukab
Siddique which critiqued President Obama's visit to the
Political Prisoners :
from Br. Badi
Serve the People. Teach Responsibility. Don't Whine and
I would rather spend my day serving people than spending my
time sitting with a group of people that criticize, whine,
and talk about their wealth.
Be above silliness and nonsense. Do the right thing, worry
about yourself and stand by the truth.
I serve because I care.
Make it your mission to serve, lift people up, and lead them
to the path of the truth.
Teaching your child to clean dishes in the sink without
being asked is developing his/her sense of responsibility
towards what they see and confront in the world. They will
grow up to remove harm from the path of others.
Those, whom you serve, will love you in return.
Teach people to serve by serving them.
People learn by their eyes before their ears. Set an
A great leader is a servant of his community.
Serving others is better than receiving service from
- Br. Badi Ali leads a large Muslim Community in Greensboro,
Syria war: Speaking out on 'sadistic' government jails
Regime Alawites, Shias, Hizbullah and Iran [indirectly USA]
Hanada al-Refai tells Al Jazeera about being tortured,
losing her brother, and her campaign to free political
A woman who says she was jailed in Syria for seven months
has revealed the extent of torture she and her brother - who
was killed in prison - suffered at the hands of Bashar
al-Assad's government. I want to be a voice for the victims
of this war. The conditions in jail are very sadistic, very
From being forced to eat from toilet pots and being
interrogated in a room covered in vomit and blood, to being
badly beaten for days on end and receiving constant death
threats, activist Hanada al-Refai said the treatment meted
out to her was inhuman.
"I want to be a voice for the victims of this war," she told
Al Jazeera, speaking in Geneva where the latest round of
peace talks are being held. "The conditions [in jail] are
very sadistic, very criminal."
Refai on Thursday appeared on a panel in the Swiss city at
an exhibition of photographs smuggled out of Damascus by a
former military photographer code-named "Caesar". Also
speaking on the panel were other Syrian activists and
Britain's special representative for Syria.
Refai was a teacher, but when the uprising began she seized
the opportunity to join peaceful protests.
"Before I was just a wife, mother and teacher. At that time
I wasn't interested in politics, it was a red line. But we
were hoping that we [Syrians] had the courage to have a
revolution, like Egypt," she said.
"I started to be an activist when the revolution started
from Deraa, my city. We call it the cradle of the
She collected videos of demonstrations and posted them
online to "show the world what was going on in Syria". 'I
saw men die'
But on March 15, 2012, she says she was arrested as she
tried to run away from officers manning a checkpoint in
Nabak. She was held in Harsata, an Air Force Intelligence
"I thought they wouldn't beat me. I am grandma, a teacher, a
woman ... [But] they took me inside, covered my eyes and
tied my hands behind my back."
The prison officers then forced her into a crouching
"I was stuck and couldn't move," she said. "They turned me
so that my face was on the floor and my legs were up. They
took off my shoes and socks and started beating my feet with
a stick. I don't know for how long ... I was screaming like
hell. I have never screamed like this, even when I had each
of my four children."
Most of the other prisoners were men, many of whom began to
suffer from mental illness, a condition al-Refai says she
came to envy as the torture intensified.
"I saw a lot of men, they got crazy. We used to feel very
jealous of them that now they were happy. They don't know
what was going on. I saw men die," she said.
Others were hung from the ceiling as punishment for not
"Why would they deprive me from my family for seven months?
Just because I asked for freedom? For dignity?" she said.
"While they were beating me, they said, 'What more freedom
do you want? You don't have to wear hijab, you drive a car,
you went to university. This was all a favour from his
Her brother Naef, a military judge, visited her two days
after she was jailed. But a week later, he was also
arrested. Two years and two months into his imprisonment, he
"He studied law, he wanted fairness and justice," she said.
"But he couldn't get justice for himself. I tried everything
to save him but I couldn't and he died. They killed him."
Naef's body has not been returned to the family.
"When I talk about him, I'm talking about them all
[political prisoners in Syria]. We have to save whoever is
still alive, set them free," said Refai. "I won't ask for
the impossible, to bring him back to life. But at least I
want my brother's body back. He deserves to have a grave
like any human being."
There are no verifiable statistics on how many people have
been jailed since the war started in 2011. But by some
estimates more than 200,000 people may have been held as
political prisoners, including thousands of women and
"In seven months, I met 65 women aged from 12 to 85 years
old," Refai said, adding that the child was detained because
her father fled the army, and the 85-year-old because her
son had left.
She also met female university students in jail, and
believes the government uses women "as a weapon of war".
The threat of rape silences dissent, she explained. "They
[the university students] were scared of the regime and of
society. They think, 'Who will want to marry me?' Even if
nobody rapes them, others might think maybe somebody touched
Refai has now vowed to campaign for the release of all
political prisoners, especially women and children. Asked
what she thought should happen to those who ordered torture,
she said: "They must be punished. For me or those who are
relatives of detained, at least we need to know there is
justice on planet earth. We don't want to wait for heaven
for a judgement from God. They must be judged now, on earth
Growing Trouble for US and Shias.
An IS attack on US troops in northern Iraq killed
one US marine and "wounded several." [Pentagon].
IS probing attacks around Baghdad killed 8 Baghdad
Shia troops in one attack and 5 in another.
A ferocious Islamic State attack coming out of
Ramadi killed 50 Baghdad regime troops.
Israel seized 234 hectares of West Bank land.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Activity first in Catonsville, Maryland:
Reaching an all-Pakistani Audience.
Support for Dr. Aafia+Khutba on Syria-Iraq+Report on Russian
Mar 18, Jamaat al-Muslimeen gave its literature to 109
people after Juma at Masjid Fatima in Catonsville, Maryland.
This is an all-Pakistani masjid a little outside west
Baltimore. They have a bayan in Urdu. The khutba in Arabic
is very brief.
The 4 pages given out were as follows:
Call for "free Dr. Aafia" mobilization supported by Jamaat
Dr. Kaukab Siddique's khutba on constant contact with Allah
plus response to daily propaganda against ISIS.
Russian terror bombing killed hundreds of civilians plus
The community was very sympathetic and made interesting
comments about Dr. Aafia. The most interesting comment was
that Pakistan should exchange Dr. Aafia for General
Genocide by Alawites and Russians in Syria
This is not an IS stronghold just outside Damascus.
A girl carrying a toddler inspects damage, in a site hit by
what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the
Russian air force, in Douma
Unique "Free Dr. Aafia" Rally in front of the Justice Dept.
in Washington. Organized by Br. Mauri Saalakhan, supported
by Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and her children were abducted in
Pakistan. Later she was "found" in Afghanistan and accused
of attempting to fight US troops and sentenced to 86 years
in prison. America has hurt hundreds of Muslims who were
totally innocent but the violations of international law and
the torment, torture and rape Aafia was reportedly subjected
to boggle the mind. A graduate of America's best
universities, Aafia is imprisoned in Ft. Worth, Texas, cut
off from relatives and media.. No mail is received for her.
The American media have been silent about the case of Dr.
Aafia, dismissing her as just another "terrorist."
It was difficult to hold the rally owing to steady rain and
suddenly low temperatures. The media did not turn up but
Jamaat al-Muslimeen recorded an extensive presentation by
Br. Mauri Salaakhan in which he answered key questions,
which was followed by a speech by Br. Kaukab Siddique.
After the non-Muslim protestors left owing to steady rain
Jamaat al-Muslimeen placards.
A Sect which is Attacking Islam From Within.
Pervez Spread Bogus Story that Imam Abu Hanifa Opposed
Hadith. Abu Hanifa Not Only Accepted Hadith, but even
Mursal Hadith and Narrations of Sahaba. Process of Ijtihad
is Available in Hadith Itself
Question and Answer:
[The following is from a series of questions asked by
M.......... in Canada. The questioner is refusing to give
any information about her location and address but as her
questions seem to be legitimate, they will be answered.]
Continuation from M. in Canada: Allama Pervez has shown us
the weakness of Hadith by taking the example of Abu Hanifa
whose School of Thought has the most followers in the Muslim
world. Allama Pervez says that Abu Hanifa hardly ever used
Hadith, no more than 18 Hadith in his life time. The Allama
quotes page after page, nine pages, from the Tarikh of
Khateeb Baghdadi (volume 13) which show that Abu Hanifa
rejected Hadith as source of Islam and instead used the
Qur'an and did Qiyas on its basis. All the scholars of that
time were upset with Abu Hanifa, as you are upset with
Allama Pervez, and accused him of starting a "new Islam."
Allama Pervez ends the discussion of Abu Hanifa with these
In DEEN, only the principles and laws of Qur'an do not
change, and it is this Book which is above doubt and
Traditions have a historic value which can help in doing
Ijtihad but they cannot be declared a permanent and
unchanging part of DEEN.
In the light of principles of the Qur'an, we should
organize Fiqh by our Ijtihad but this Ijtihad too cannot be
declared unchanging till the Day of Judgement." [Maqame
Hadith by Pervez, p.170]
This will help you to understand Pervez and stop attacking
Note: The three points from Maqame Hadith were photocopied
by the writer from the original Urdu. We have translated
them with great care and we hope the writer will have no
problem with the translation.
REPLY BY KAUKAB SIDDIQUE:
Discussion of Imam Abu Hanifa is relevant at this time
because his mosque in Baghdad was hit in the U.S. bombing. I
have a photo of it received from Baghdad. The top of the
mosque's turret was blown off. It also received damaged to
its front entrance and to various parts of its structure.
The followers of the Parvezi sect should protest to the U.S.
over the damage if they think Imam Abu Hanifa was a
supporter of their line of thinking. I notice that the
Parvezis are among the few people in the Muslim world who
have not come out against the U.S. bombing of Iraq.
Parvez was a dishonest writer and hence tied himself into
knots while trying to mislead the Muslims. We should pay
attention to the FITNA he started because he now has
followers in America trying to use his bogus arguments in
their attempts to help the Zionists by undermining the
Hadith of the Prophet (pbuh). [One recent "gem" the Parvezis
have produced is that Masjid al-Aqsa, mentioned in the
Qur'an, is not in Jerusalem!]
Let's look at the absurdities of Parvez as evidenced in M's
Does M. know that Imam Abu Hanifa was a non-Arab? In fact
his grandfather, Zuti, was a fireworshiper from KABUL, who
embraced Islam and, to avoid persecution by his family,
traveled to Iraq and settled in Kufa where Abu Hanifa's
father Thabit was born.
Parvez's theory was that there was a "PERSIAN Hadith
conspiracy" against Islam, as evidenced by the non-Arab
origins of the six famous collectors of Hadith. So, if Abu
Hanifa was a Persian and an OPPONENT of Hadith, according to
Parvez's way of thinking, then obviously the conspiracy
theory is again seriously damaged.
I have MAQAME HADITH by Parvez, and you are right: he
does have nine pages of quotes from Khateeb Baghdadi which
indicate that Imam Abu Hanifa rejected (most) Hadith. Here
Parvez has undermined himself owing to his dishonesty and
lack of scholarship. Note:
Parvez does not tell his readers that Khateeb Baghdadi
died in 463 (H). [He does not even mention the full name of
the author, Ahmad bin Ali al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi, nor the
title of his work, TARIKH BAGHDAD, though he quoted nine
pages from him.] Perhaps Parvez was banking on the
non-availability of the book he was quoting from for most
Notice that Parvez has created suspicion about Hadith
owing to the 3rd century productions of six of the
collectors of Hadith. Here he wants to use a FOURTH CENTURY
collection of history-related narrations [no comparison in
quality to the books of Hadith] and bases a major argument
Did you notice that ALL the quotes he has given are by
OPPONENTS of Imam Abu Hanifa. These are no more than the
polemical writings of scholars of that era. Many of them
opposed Abu Hanifa because he used Qiyas (reasoning by
analogy). [Some of these opponents were great scholars like
Ahmed ibn Hanbal who considered Hadith sufficient to answer
all exigencies.] They were trying to put him down by saying
that he opposed Hadith, which only shows that Hadith was
valued by all scholars in the golden era of Islam.
Parvez, being dishonest, left out what Imam Abu Hanifa
said about his own position on Hadith. This will surprise
you, because it's from the same volume of Khateeb Baghdadi's
book from which Parvez quoted page after page of what Abu
Hanifa's opponents said. Here are Abu Hanifa's words:
"When I find some command in the Book of Allah, I grasp it,
and when I do not find it in the Qur'an, I take the example
of the messenger of Allah, pbuh, and I grasp what has been
narrated about him correctly by honest people. Then if I
find it neither in the Book of Allah nor in the example of
the messenger of Allah, I take the words of the Companions
of the Messenger, and if there is a difference among the
Companions, I take the word of the Companion I prefer to
over that of another. I do not go outside the words of all
of these to take anyone else's word. As for people other
than these, I have the right to Ijtihad just as they have."
[Tarikh Baghdad, vol.13, p. 368]
A Shafi'ite scholar, Sha'arani, in his classical work
Al-Meezan, has quoted from Imam Abu Hanifa. Note that Abu
Hanifa not only accepts Hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) but
even the narrations of the Khulafa as BINDING before using
"I first act on the Qur'an, then on the Sunnah of the
Prophet (pbuh), then on the teachings of Abu Bakr, 'Umar,
'Usman and Ali." [Al-Meezan, vol. 1, page 61]
Study the life of Imam Abu Hanifa. After learning the
Qur'an, he went to the city of Basra and learned Hadith from
two famous people in the generation after the Companions
(tabain), Qatada and Sho'ba. Then at the age of 24, he went
to Makka and learned Hadith from another eminent scholar
named 'Ata. Then he went to Madinah and learned Hadith from
Imam Baqir (from the line of the Prophet, pbuh). Imam Baqir
also accused him of putting Qiyas above Hadith and Imam Abu
Hanifa gave an example to show that this was not so. He
"Obligatory prayer is more important than fasting. If I were
using Qiyas first, I would have said that a menstruating
woman should make up for the prayers missed. I don't:
instead I say that she should make up for the missed fasts."
Imam Baqir died in 114 Hijri and then Imam Abu Hanifa
learned Hadith from Imam Jafar Sadiq, also from the line of
the Prophet (pbuh). Then he went back to Kufa to learn from
Imam Abu Hanifa went on to become one of the greatest
teachers of Hadith. He was so well versed that instead of
writing it down, he narrated Hadith orally to his students.
His students, giants of Islamic scholarship like Imam Abu
Yusuf and Imam Muhammad, wrote down the Hadith he narrated
to them verbally. Of the 4,000 Hadith, he narrated, one
MUSNAD of Imam Abu Hanifa exists even in Urdu with 523
Hadith in it. Incidentally, it begins with the same Hadith
with which the Sahih of Bukhari begins.
The Musnad of Imam Hanifa, and all his narrations of
Hadith, have been collected and transmitted by numerous
scholars of Hadith. One of the greatest tributes which can
be paid to him is that his MUSNAD was transmitted even by
differing scholars from non-Hanafi schools of thought. I
will mention only one: Ibn Asakir, a Shafi'ii, from
Damascus, 499-571 H.
ABU HANIFA EVEN ACCEPTED MURSAL HADITH;
Let alone rejecting or opposing Hadith, Imam Abu Hanifa even
accepted Mursal Hadith in which the name of the Companion
who narrated from the Prophet (pbuh) is not given. Such
Hadith from Abu Hanifa can be seen in the Kitab al-Athar by
Abu Yusuf (famous student of the Imam). Such Hadith would be
a problem for later collectors, like Imam Bukhari, who would
usually reject them. Imam Abu Hanifa was able to accept them
because he got them via great scholars of Hadith like
Nakha'i and Hasan Basri who had met the Companions of the
In conclusion, Parvez's entire story about Imam Abu Hanifa
and Hadith is BOGUS. As for the principle of Ijtihad
(independent reasoning), it is already given in the Hadith
and is based on the Qur'an and the Hadith. I'll quote it
from a good book of Hadith which I have in my personal
"Ma'az narrates that when the messenger of Allah (peace be
on him) sent him to Yemen to become its governor, he asked
Ma'az: Tell me, when something happens, how will you decide
about it? (Ma'az replied) I will judge it according to the
Qur'an. (The Prophet asked) If it is not in the Qur'an?
(Ma'az replied) Then I will judge according to the hadith of
the messenger of Allah. (The Prophet asked) If it is not in
the hadith of the messenger of Allah? (Ma'az replied) Then I
will use my own thinking and do my best. (Ma'az narrates)
Then the messenger of Allah hit Ma'az on the chest with his
hand and said: thanks be to Allah Almighty that He gave
Ma'az the inspiration which pleased His messenger."
(Darimi's Sunan, chapter 20, hadith 12. Darimi died 255
Doctrine of necessity still alive .
General Musharraf fled after Major Crimes.
Jamaate Islami Lauds Mumtaz Qadri Shaheed. Prime Minister is
Following Washington Dictates.
Huge Poverty in Sindh Owing to Neglect by PPP and PML
by Qaiser Sharif
LAHORE, Mar. 20. Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator
Sirajul Haq, has said that Pervez Musharraf's fleeing the
country despite his abrogation of the constitution, the
bloodshed in Karachi on 12th of May, and several other
crimes amply proved that the doctrine of necessity was still
alive in the country. He was addressing a large Namoos e
Risalat Conference at Kundyaro, during his Sindh tour on
The JI chief said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had not
learnt a lesson from history and despite paying respects at
the Holy Kaaba and the Roza e Rasool (PBUH), he was always
acting on Washington's dictation. He said the execution of
Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri and the talk of liberal and secular
Pakistan was in pursuance of the US agenda.
Sirajul Haq termed Mumtaz Qadri's execution was the
execution of the Pakistan ideology and the Pakistan movement
and added that the historic gathering at Mumtaz Qadri's
funeral despite the media blackout and the government
conspiracies was a slap on the face of the rulers. Whoever
sacrifices his life for the Namoos e Rasool would remain
alive for ever. He said that Mumtaz Qadri's blood would
continue to chase Nawaz Sharif till eternity.
He said the people of Pakistan were fully awake and were
ready to lay down their lives for the respect of their Holy
Prophet, and added that the slaves of the Holy Prophet were
destined to be victorious while Obama's slaves were doomed
to be defeated.
While addressing a public meeting at Sakkhar, Sirajul Haq
that status quo had crushed the masses and ruined the entire
system. Corruption had spread all over as the PPP and the
PML(N) had entered a pact in the name of Charter of
Democracy to hide each other's corruption and misdeeds.
Therefore, the conscientious people must rise against the
He said the JI was struggling for a just socio-economic
system wherein the rulers and the ruled stood in the same
The JI chief blamed the rulers of Sindh for the backwardness
of the province as they were always running after their
personal interests and never bothered for the welfare f the
people or the development of Sindh. He said there was no
government worth the name in Sindh, and remarked that while
the pet dogs of the rich were getting treatment abroad, the
common man did not get pain killers from the government
hospitals. As such, there was dire need to remove the
political pundits from the scene.
He said that the motherland was a sacred as the mosque and
the other and added that the JI was striving for the unity
of the Ummah by rising petty differences.
JI deputy chief Asadullah Bhutto, JI provincial chief Dr
Merajul Huda Siddiqui, and other party leaders also
addressed the conference.
Beware the Avaaz Group which Successfully infiltrated Pakistan.
Clever Propaganda for "Women's Rights."
New Trend media watch.
The dirty propaganda work in Pakistan about women was done
related to Avaaz group by an Ismaili woman: Ubaid-Chinoy
(picture on right). She took an atrocity story and gave the
impression that women are treated horribly all over
Pakistan. Imagine how easily this could be done for women in
The Pakistani Prime Minister honored Chinoy the same day as
Mumtaz Qadri was martyred and her story was used as a
diversion all over Pakistani media.
Now a reader has sent us the whole story about Avaaz. It is
a Jewish-Hindu attempt to infiltrate Muslim countries on the
basis of women's rights. It has developed big time owing to
innocent readers who don't understand anti-Muslim propaganda
3 Israelis Killed 11 wounded in Human Bomb Attack in
On March 19, a group of Israelis gathering in a street of
Istanbul was hit by a martyrdom operator. Three Israelis
were killed and 11 injured in the attack, 7 of them
seriously, Israeli media report.
An Iranian was also killed in the attack in addition to the
bomber identified as a Turkish Muslim named Yildaz.
Israelis had warnings before hand to be cautious. Turkey is
plagued with attacks by the PKK communist group and Turkish
bombing of PKK in south eastern Turkey and northern Iraq.
However this is the first attack on Israelis. The US and
France have expressed deep shock and anger. Turkey wants to
be friends with both Israel and the Islamic fighters against
Bashar Assad of Syria.
55 civilian Syrian citizens killed in massacres carried out
by Russian warplanes in Al-Raqqah within 24 hours
March 20, 2016
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights make sure that
Russian warplanes are the ones which committed two massacres
of civilians during the past hours in the city of Al-Raqqah,
killing 55 people including 13 children and 12 citizen women
and one of the women was pregnant and she was killed with
her unborn child.
Yesterday's massacre killed 16 civilians including 8
children and five citizen women when the Russian warplanes
intensively raided the areas of al-Sur, the silo,
al-MoJamma' Square near al-Thakneh neighborhood and other
areas in the city of Al-Raqqah city, while in the second
massacre 39 civilians were killed, including five children
and seven citizen women and one of the women was also
pregnant and she was killed with her unborn child too when
the Russian warplanes carried out more than 10 airstrikes
targeting different areas in the city of Al-Raqqah. Also 5
members of the Islamic police in the "Islamic state"
organization were killed in the bombing today; it is worth
mentioning that the death toll is expected to rise because
there are some people in critical situation.
Russians target Tadmur city. Islamic State Advances in
March 20, 2016 from SOHR.
Homs province: Russian warplanes went in dozens of
airstrikes on Tadmur city which is taken over by IS. Clashes
taking place between IS and regime forces around al-Qaritin
amid advances for IS in the area.
Aleppo province: IS took control on Kafar Saghir near the
industrial city after violent clashes against regime forces;
the clashes continue around the town in an attempt by the
regime to advance. Bombardment continues on Shekh Maqsoud
neighborhood, leading to injuries.
U.S., allies target Islamic State with 20 strikes in Syria,
Iraq - statement
March 18: The United States and its allies conducted 20
strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on
Thursday, the coalition leading the operations said.
In a statement released on Friday, the Combined Joint Task
Force said nine strikes near three cities in Syria hit
several tactical units, destroyed fighting positions and a
vehicle-borne explosive device, and damaged other targets.
In Iraq, 11 strikes near seven cities targeted headquarters
and tactical units and destroyed vehicles, heavy machine gun
positions, a tunnel and other targets, the statement said.
(Reporting by Megan Cassella; Reuters)
Supreme Court Nominee Garland is Jewish. Here's How Jews Are
Courtesy Mark Weber, California
Jews make up just over two percent of the American
population. They could soon take up almost half the Supreme
Court bench. If Merrick Garland --- announced Wednesday as
President Barack Obama's choice to fill the late Justice
Antonin Scalia's seat - is confirmed, a record four of the
nine Supreme Court justices would be Jewish. Garland would
join Jews Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena
Kagan on the court. Jewish reaction to the news was rapid,
and varied ... On Twitter, Jews appreciated the historically
high ratio Garland's confirmation would create. Others felt
three out of nine is enough. And there were the inevitable
Bernie Sanders comparisons.
Key Role of Informants in Max Sentencing of New York Muslim.
Israel Gets Open ended Huge Late Model Weaponry from USA.
Try Sending a computer to the Islamic State, this happens.
Note "wanting" vs Doing.
US hands down longest-ever sentence for ISIL support. New
York state resident sentenced by district court to
22-and-a-half years in prison for trying to recruit
Pizza shop owner Mufid Elfgeeh pleaded guilty only to trying
to recruit two individuals to join ISIL [AP]
A New York state resident was sentenced to 22-and-a-half
years in prison for trying to recruit fighters to join
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as
ISIS), the longest prison term handed out yet to an American
convicted of supporting the group.
Mufid Elfgeeh, a 32-year-old pizza shop owner of Rochester,
New York, was sentenced in a Western District court on
Thursday after the district's attorney, William Hochul,
called Elfgeeh "one of the first ISIL recruiters ever
Convictions for ISIL-related activity by US citizens have
become more frequent in recent months as more than 80 such
cases brought by US prosecutors since 2013 work their way
through federal courts.
Although Elfgeeh pleaded guilty in December only to trying
to recruit two individuals to join ISIL, he was also
originally charged with trying to kill US service members
and unlawfully possessing firearms and silencers.
From 2013, the FBI paid two informants to help investigate
Elfgeeh, according to court records.
The informants recorded conversations in which Elfgeeh
talked about wanting to kill members of the US military and
Shia Muslims in New York. One of the informants eventually
sold Elfgeeh firearms and ammunition.
Sexual Predators Face Little Retribution for Rape. Only 5%
of Rape Victims Come Forward.
Rapists Play with the Lives of their Victims.
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
New York City - The penalty for being a sexual predator is
very lenient, in many instances, in the justice system.
There are rapists still being given plea deals, many of
which involve a judge handing down a sentence for probation.
Now, these rape victims must also contend with parental
custody fights with these rapists!
These rapists, usually, play a game called "leverage." Of
course, they have no interest in the child but, there are
some states that force convicted rapists to pay child
support. In Massachusetts, rapist Jaime Melendez sued for
visitation rights of his 14 year old victim's child BUT,
said he'd drop the demand IF he no longer had to pay any
child support. In another case, in North Carolina, a rape
victim wanted to put her baby up for adoption but, she also
needed the permission of the baby's father, as well. At the
time, she was about to testify against him in court for the
rape. However, the rapist agreed to give consent to the
adoption ONLY IF the rape victim did not testify against him
in court. The victim was at a crossroads: protect society
from this predator or the adoption? Unfortunately, the laws
do not help these victims.
These are all legal maneuvers used by astute predators in a
country who's justice system is very much at their service.
There are 15 states, one is too many, that provide no legal
protection for rape victims against their tormentors. For
women deciding to keep the baby, this has led to harassment,
manipulation, intimidation and the increased difficulty with
trying to recover from the rape.
On record, there are 35 states that terminate a rapists'
parental rights BUT, only if a conviction results. There are
many instances where either rape is difficult to prove or
that area's justice system handles rape accusations rather
nonchalantly. Let's not forget that only 5% of rape victims
come forward at all. Although Muslim women are allowed to
terminate pregnancy due to rape (and incest or a life
threatening pregnancy), for women of other religious
backgrounds abortion is not an option. Fortunately, there
are states that allow abortion for rape. Even pro-lifers
have a rape exception.
Congress, finally, approved the Rape Survivor Child Custody
Act (RSCCA), which pledges money to states that deny male
rapists parental rights, iF the mother can prove he raped
her in family court. But, these laws need to be careful
because women rape too! There are many women who have given
birth to the children of their male rape victims. There
needs to be protection for all rape victims whether a child
is sired or not: men, women, children, and animals.
Some people feel that family court is not appropriate for
handling criminal cases, such as rape. People are
questioning that the same way they are questioning how
universities handle rape cases. A University of California
at San Diego male student sued and won his case getting the
penalties imposed by the university thrown out. He was
accused of sexually harassing a female student but, claimed
he did not get a fair trial. So, there may be challenges to
this RSCCA law, yet.
This society tries to take too much into consideration when
creating certain laws: the needs of the rape victim versus
the longterm care of the child sired form a rape. This only
comes into consideration when the rape victim decides to
keep the baby. The question becomes, "Is it right to deny a
child access to its father?" But, should the parent be
separated from the crime? I believe answered that question
when Prophet Muhammad (saw) ordered a woman's rapist to be
stoned to death, even after he came forward to confess when
the wrong man was accused (Sahih Bukhari Hadith). Islamic
law measures the ramifications of an individual's or
groups's egregious act on an entire society. The act itself
is punished and it outweighs the personal rights of the one
guilty of such crimes.
Unfortunately, in America, male politicians still make
decisions that affect women detrimentally. Women have no
voice and wicked female politicians, such as Hillary
Clinton, have made very little strides up until now.
(Source: Eric Berkowitz - MSN.com)
2016-03-21 Mon 19:54:09 ct