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3 Jamada al-Thani 1443 AH - January 9 2022 Issue # 2, Newsletter #1949



First: Mass Culture, now the Pandemic. What will our young People do?
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

Most people in America talk, walk and dress the same way..
The dating system is prevalent.

Black people are not very different in lifestyle from White people. Look at Essence magazine. Only the skin color is different.

Random sex. Liquor, gambling and , increasingly, drugs.

The desire for flashy cars, the admiration for rich people, the adulation of "celebrities," its all there. [Exceptions prove the rule.]

Muslims have by and large not succumbed to or have resisted mass culture.

Now, with the pandemic, the focus on the mass culture has become "micro" or irresistible.. There is no escape from the mass culture.

The religion of mass culture is also infecting Muslims. Thoughts like he/she is in a "better place" or "rest in peace" or Jesus or the Mahdi will come and straighten out this ugly world. [How do you know she is in a better place?]

The solution to the fantasies of mass culture may well be in in the minds of Islamic scholars. Every Friday, imams at a thousand, or more mosques [masajid] in America have "captive" audiences. The imams habitually talk of abstractions, like compassion, faith, brotherhood, love and much more. These are beautiful thoughts but our people are not philosophers . As soon as they step outside the masjid, they are surrounded by mass culture.

Mass culture gives them specific examples of people all of whom are non-Muslims.

Our solution is in the Sunnah: The example of a human being, pbuh, who lived and succeeded through struggle and effort.

Remember his grandchildren riding on his back while he was praying? Remember him shortening his prayers when he heard babies crying?

Remember him weeping when the baby Ibrahim, Maria's, r.a., son died?

Remember him at Badr when he prayed thinking Islam might be wiped out without Allah's help.

Let us give role models to our youths: Sahaba are most important, next to the Prophet, pbuh.

Abu Bakr, r.a., for steadfastness and faith.

Abu Bakr,s daughter Asma, r.a., for putting her life on the line to bring food to the cave where he was concealed, pbuh.

Ayesha, r.a. his second daughter for her scholarship and leadership and going on the battlefield to confront the murderers of Usman, r.a.

Umar, r.a., for justice even against his son and accepting criticism by a woman even in the holiest mosque.

Usman, r.a., for his endless generosity, for compiling the Qur'an and his unequalled love for the daughters of the Prophet, pbuh.

For Khalid, r.a., the sword of Allah, who defeated the Roman armies.

And even centuries later: Muhammad ibn Qasim, Mahmoud Ghaznawi, Aurangzeb, Salahuddin Ayyubi.

And in our own times Hasan al-Banna, Syed Qutb, Iqbal, Jinnah, Maudoodi, Malcolm X.

The examples and role models are endless.

Let us move from philosophy to reality.



JI report
Hafiz Naeemur Rahman Leading JI Rally against PPP Karachi's Misguidance

by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE: Jan 04:While expressing solidarity with the "Give Rights to Karachi Movement", Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has advised the PPP to listen to the demands of the participants of the sit-in to prove its democratic credentials.

In a statement issued from Mansoora on Tuesday, he asked the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to issue direction to the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to hold dialogue with the JI Karachi chapter to peacefully resolve the issue.

The JI Karachi led by its Emir Hafiz Naeemur Rahman has been holding the sit-in in front of Sindh Assembly for almost a week with the demands from the provincial government to take back the recently adopted Sindh Local Government Act and pay attention to resolve the civic issues of the port city.

Sirajul Haq expressed concerned over the bill, saying the PPP government being a majority party had no right to ignore the joint opposition which was equal in size. He said the provincial government should not act like the federal government and must pay attention to the problems of the people.

The JI chief also called the meeting of the central leadership in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss the Karachi situation. He is visiting Karachi on January 7 to participate in the sit-in.

Meanwhile, Sirajul Haq addressed the participants of training workshop at Mansoora and asked the JI workers to spent their full energies to transform Pakistan into welfare Islamic state. He said the PTI failed to deliver in three and half years and proved the agent of the status quo. He said the democracy could not deliver in the country because the ruling elite only used the slogan to befool the masses. He said the people of Pakistan should reject the tested parties in the polls and vote for the JI to transform Pakistan into democratic welfare Islamic state in true sense.

War News

 War News

3 items.

Irbil, Iraq — Inaccurate intelligence, possibly delivered deliberately to settle a family feud, led to the massacre of 20 members of an Iraqi family last month. The victims, mostly women and children, were cut down in a hail of gunfire by Iraqi security forces on December 30 in the town of Jabla, in Babylon Province, about 60 miles south of capital Baghdad.
[CBS January 6]

Pro-Iran groups are trying to attack US military re General Sulaimani. [Jan. 5]

On Wednesday, five rockets landed near Ain al-Asad air base, which is used by international coalition forces.

"We observed five rounds... the closest impact was 2km away," a coalition official said. "No damage, no casualties."

A day earlier, international coalition forces shot down two armed drones that had been targeting Ain al-Asad.

And on Monday, coalition forces shot down two armed drones targeting a compound attached to a US diplomatic base at the Baghdad airport.

Five Kurdish "Peshmerga" fighters were killed, and four wounded, in an Islamic State (ISIS) attack on Friday, according to Iraq's northeastern Kurdistan Regional Government.The attack, which took place in the northern Diyala province, consisted of a combined roadside bomb and sniper ambush. After the bomb detonated underneath a passing Peshmerga convoy, ISIS snipers opened fire on relief forces coming to the convoy's aid.


Russian air strikres, Turkish artillery.

Over 7 days Russian air force carried out 125 air strikes in al-Raqqa, Homs and Deir ez Zor provinces to stop ISIS advances but they evaded the bombing.

SOHR reports that in al-Raqqa province, an Assad regime military vehicle was hit by an ISIS rpg attack which killed 3 Assad troops and injured 2.

Turkish artillery hit SDF positions in Ain Arab town, 8 other areas and northern Hasakeh province. [All week.]

Islamic groups in northeast Latakia province used mortars and heavy machine guns to hit Assad militias.

In northern Aleppo province Tahrir Sham leader Julani inaugurated a highway. The group [withdrew from al-Qaida] now controls large areas in north west.

A young man arrested by Assad security four years back from Deraa province has died under torture.

Syrian militia supporting Turkey exchanged machine gun fire with Iranian-Assad militias in the Jabal Zawiya area of Irbid province, all day long.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Ahmaud Arbery Killers Get Life in Prison.
Janury 7.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Three white men convicted of murder for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old Black man.

Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley said Arbery left his home for a jog and ended up running for his life for five minutes as the men chased him until they finally cornered him. The judge paused for a minute of silence to help drive home a sense of what that time must have felt like for Arbery, whose killing became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice.

"When I thought about this, I thought from a lot of different angles. I kept coming back to the terror that must have been in the mind of the young man running through Satilla Shores," he said, mentioning the neighborhood where Arbery was killed.

Greg and Travis McMichael grabbed guns and jumped in a pickup truck to chase Arbery after spotting him running in their neighborhood outside the port city of Brunswick on Feb. 23, 2020. Their neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan joined the pursuit in his own truck and recorded cellphone video of Travis McMichael firing close-range shotgun blasts into Arbery.



Finally the Kazakhs are Protesting.
Biggest Muslim Country in Central Asia


[Latest: Scores killed, hundreds injured by regime forces: January. People killed 15 security, injured 89. January 6]. Russian troops have arrived. January 7]

Russian-led military troops will be deployed to help "stabilise" Kazakhstan amid anti-government demonstrations.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called for support from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) as nationwide unrest escalates.

The protests were first sparked by rising fuel prices, but have broadened to include other political grievances.
President Tokayev claimed the unrest was the work of foreign-trained "terrorist gangs".

However, Kate Mallinson, an expert on Central Asia at the foreign affairs think tank Chatham House in London, said the protests are "symptomatic of very deep-seated and simmering anger and resentment at the failure of the Kazhak government to modernise their country and introduce reforms that impact people at all levels".

The president has imposed a nationwide state of emergency that includes an overnight curfew and a ban on mass gatherings and has vowed a tough response to the protests.

Lesson from Hadith by Sis. Yasmin

'Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem'.
'Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatuh'.

Admiring Oneself After Doing a Good Deed.
If a person feels self admiration after doing something good or fears that he may show off, he should ward that off and resist it by seeking refuge with ALLAH from it, by saying...
'Allaahumma inni a'oodhu bika an ushrika bika wa ana a'lam, wa'staghfiruka lima laa a'lam.'
Translation :
' O ALLAH, I seek refuge with you from knowingly associating anything with YOU, and I seek Your forgiveness for that of which I am unaware"
Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alaihi wa Sallaam) said ---
These kind of feelings happen to everyone but you have to try to be sincere towards Allah, seek His forgiveness, and remember that there is no strength and no power except with ALLAAH .
if it were not for the help of Allah, you would not have been able to do this good deed, so to Allah be praise in the beginning and at the end.
The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alaihi wa Sallaam). said to Mu'aadh ibn Jabal (r.a.) ---
"O Mu'adh, by Allah indeed I love you, and I advise you, O Mu'adh, do not forget at the end of every prayer to say---
'Allaahumma a'inni 'ala Dhikrika wa Shukrika wa Husni 'Ibaaditika.'
'O Allah help me to remember You, give Thanks to You and Worship You in the best way. '
{ Source ~Narrated by Ahmad, Abu Dawood, al-Nasaa'i, (Sahih Hadith) }

Do not forego doing good deeds for fear of showing off, because this is one of the tricks that the Shaytan uses to weaken people's resolve and stop them from doing things that Allah loves and is pleased with{!}

As for merely feeling happy that one has done a good deed, this does not contradict sincerity and faith.
for ALLAH says ---
" Say: "In the Bounty of Allâh, and in His Mercy
(i.e. Islâm and the Qur'ân)
therein let them rejoice."
That is better than the wealth they amass. "
[Source ~ Qur'an~ Surat Yunus 10~ A # 58]
Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alaihi wa Sallaam) said---
If he attains guidance, faith in righteous deeds, and mercy resulting from what overwhelms him and he feels joy and success as a result, then Allah commanded us to rejoice over such things. Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallaam) said---

"If your good deeds make you happy and your bad deeds make you sad, then you are a believer."
{Source~ Narrated by Ahmad, Ibn Majaah and others from the hadeeth of Abu Umaamah; ( it is a Saheeh Hadeeth) }
By the same token, if people praise you for your good deed, then this is a portion of the glad tidings of the Hereafter, which ALLAH gives a person in this world.
The Messenger of Allah
(Sallallahu 'Alaihi wa Sallaam) was asked--- " What do you think if a man does a good deed and the people praise him for it ? "
he answered...
"That is the portion of the glad tidings for the believer which he is given in this world."
{ Source: Narrated by Muslim from the Hadeeth of Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) }
So this praise is a sign that ALLAH is pleased with him and loves him, so HE makes him dear to other people.
A Little Note ---
We ask ALLAH [Azza Wa Jal] to make our intentions and deeds right for HIM alone .
"In Shaa Allah"... 'Aameen'.

~My 'Salaams' to all ~
~Y a s m i n ~
"I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground,
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind,
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes!"
{ In Shaa Allah 'Aameen' }
*Allaahumma a'inni 'ala Dhikrika wa Shukrika wa Husni 'Ibaaditika.*

[Reference: Masaa'il wa Rasaa'il by Muhammad al-Mahmood al-Najdi, Page # 21].'

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Indian Army's horrific Crimes against Women in Nagaland Protested by Naga Women in a shocking way. [We could not post all of it.]

[The reality was worse, much worse, than the protest.

Published: 10 Feb 2016, Updated: 10 Feb 2016 9:07 am
Mother, Where's My Country?: Looking for Light in the Darkness of Manipur
By Anubha Bhonsle

Speaking Tiger Publishing Private Limited | Pages: 256 | Rs 499

In Mahasweta Devi's short story 'Draupadi', an adivasi woman from Bengal refuses to put on her clothes after she is taken into custody and raped by soldiers of the Indian Army. At the end of the story the naked Draupadi confronts the army officer who sanctioned her rape and who now stands before her as 'an unarmed target', in a state of total paralysis usually associated with the victim.

In January 2000 Heisnam Kanhailal adapted the story as a play. When it was first staged in Imphal, with Kanhailal's wife Heisnam Sabitri playing the lead, the play did not go all the way. The magnificent final scene in which Draupadi faces her abusers, naked and bloody but fierce, was not shown, only suggested. But the troupe realized that for the play to really work it had to startle the audience.

Later that year, the play was part of a festival organized by the National School of Drama in Delhi. When the play was staged at the Shri Ram Centre Auditorium, the troupe enacted it in its truest form, including the final scene. The audience was overwhelmed.

Four years later, the play turned out to be prophetic, a premonition of a real event in the history of Manipur when twelve Imas, mothers, stood naked in public to protest the killing and possible rape of a young girl, Thangjam Manorama. Quite like Mahasweta Devi's Draupadi they gave up modesty for justice and displaced some of the shame of nakedness and violation onto the soldiers of the Assam Rifles who were accused of raping and killing Manorama.

Kanhailal got many phone calls that day. The morning newspapers of 16 July 2004 called him Ching'ü, a wise man, who could foresee the future.

Corruption in Pakistan.
A sarcastic blog by Omar bin Abdullah.

Corruption-phobia has Ruined Pakistan

Pakistan opposition members' shrieking calls for prime minister Imran Khan's head over the Election Commission of Pakistan's scrutiny committee report about foreign funds received by the ruling Pakistan Tehrik-i Insaf.
Naturally, this is juicy news for certain television anchors on the other side of the border. Lo and behold, not to miss such opportunity is Arnab Goswami, host of The Republic, the hardline Indian TV outlet, who keeps a keen eye trained on neighboring Pakistan.

A sharp eye on the Pakistani opposition, leads him to Marriyum Aurangzeb, a member of the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz spokesperson, who served as information minister in Shahid Khaqan Abbasi cabinet and previously in the third Sharif ministry.

To offer his viewers a better background of his guest to provide depth to his story, Goswami starts, "Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Indians value your valiant efforts at destabilizing Imran Khan. I understand that like most of your party colleagues and indeed of other parties like Pakistan Peoples Party, you too enjoy an inherited seat in the house.

"I know, in India too we have similar patterns. Nehru to Indira to Rajiv, and now cousins Rahul and Varun in Lok Sabha... but they won't go farther.

"I've heard about your remarkable mother Tahira Aurangzeb, a Rawalpindi nurse, who as luck would have it, in the early 90s, was assigned care for Nawaz Sharif's mother. She liked her so much that she got her son, Nawaz, to duly reward her, first by promoting her from grade 8 grade 17, and later with an assembly seat, which you inherited.

"Your mother was member for a decade, 2008 to 2018. A consummate politician, upon entering politics she divorced you father, a grade 10 employee, and married Raja Aurangzeb Abbasi, a party senior.

"I hear that Nawaz's love for his mother knew no bounds, especially at taxpayers' cost. In 2001, after Gen. Pervez Musharraf ousted him, your mother not only joined the general, but also used to appear on television, branding Sharif a traitor and a corrupt politician. However, in 2008, she rejoined Sharif, at his mother's prodding, he forgave her and made her a senator. In 2013, when the law disqualified your mother, Nawaz being a traditionalist, duly seated you instead.

"I hear that Nawaz's love for his mother, went beyond a seat, and helped your mother climb up the real estate ladder, from a rented house in 1990 to multibillion property portfolio.

"So, Marriyum, you, being the stuff servitude is made of, are best to talk about your party's position. Why has Nawaz gone overseas? And why Imran seems to be upset about it."

"Mr. Goswami, you may have seen Imran play in India. You know he is relentlessly greedy. I mean Pakistan has the 23rd largest prison population in the world, with like 81,000 prisoners... and he just keeps wailing over one escaped prisoner, Mr. Nawaz Sharif. Does one make a difference?"

"Marriyum, recently Imran said that his government is laying highways for 138% less cost than road projects completed during your government, while generating 125% more revenue despite inflation."

"Arnab, I say Imran Khan stops sending fake tweets, when he used to say he will not build any roads. Only our Sublime Leader Nawaz Sharif is the true road builder."

"Marriyum, you may have heard Imran claiming that they have freed Rs.5 billion worth of land from encroachments..."

"No, Arnab, the nation does not want to hear his puerile remarks and lies. It demands Imran's resignation."

"Indeed, Marriyum, exactly this is what India wants..."

"Of course. Modiji is dear friend of our Nawaz Sharif. Who likes Imran in India, you tell me? You can imagine the love for one who took 40 wickets against India in the 1982-83 series.

"I don't know how much he studied at Oxford or was just playing cricket there. But it seems that his vocabulary has shrunk to one word, which is corruption. See India has a vast arsenal. Imagine if the right palms had not been oiled, would India have Barak missiles or Bofors guns? Or, for that matter Rafales or Scorpenes.

"Now, you tell me in this constant howling about corruption, who would even care to sell hairpins to Pakistan?

"Instead of going to IMF right away, Imran kept waiting for recoveries... you know Nawaz Sharif was clamped with £8 million fine, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz with a £2 million fine. This is not how you run your country's budget!

"Arnab, you need to concede that Imran's corruption-phobia has ruined Pakistan."


Report from India.
Dr. Javed Jamil on Late Age Marriages & Worldwide Corruption.

"After decriminalization of Homosexuality and adultery three years back, increasing the legal age for marriage of girls is another bombardment on the family system", said Dr. Javed Jamil, renowned thinker and writer and Chair in Islamic Studies & research, Yenepoya University. He was the addressing an online programme as part of the weekly Ijtama organised by Jamaat Islami Hind Markaz, New Delhi on First January. In a hard-hitting 50-minute talk, he described the so-called modern international system as "more barbaric than any system in any part of the history, especially in terms of the position of women and children". Tracing the history of the on-going disintegration and desecration of Family System, he said that the market-driven "Economic Fundamentalism" is dead against the traditional family system because unless it is desecrated, they cannot commercialize the human weaknesses. "In Sex, they have found the hen which always lays golden eggs", he said.

Dr. Jamil asked why the legal consent of sex, which is 16 in India, was not raised at the same time. "It means that they want more and more girls to be involved in pre-marital relationships paving the way for the bigger and bigger commercialization of sex, beauty and man-woman attraction", he argued. He lambasted "Freedom of Choice" as the biggest tool in the hands of the market forces. "While there is ban on marrying before 21 (No Freedom of Choice here), is there ban on developing physical relationship before that age?", he asked. He made the following important points:

  1. Engaging in sex before 21 is Freedom of Choice. But this freedom of choice is denied if they want to marry.

  2. In the so-called modern world, while there are rules and regulations and written documents in starting any activity, right from owning and driving vehicles, to enter into any form of business agreement or opening any shop or starting any business, any legal provision is not required for developing a relationship, which has huge implications for society, especially for women and their born or unborn children.. The only condition is their mutual though undeclared consent.

  3. Increasing marriage age will help markets in a big way. Night life of all kinds will prosper. Young men and women are required more in market in night times than in their homes.

  4. Markets hardly care if STDs including HIV/AIDs kills millions every year, if rapes continue to zoom, if the unborn babies are killed in hundreds of millions every year. But the business must go on. What a travesty of judgment? What a travesty of human health! Politics, media and academics all have become their partners, with no one interested in raising the alarm over this colossal desecration of life and honour.

  5. Every year, more than 100 million (10 crore) children are killed by way of abortions. "History has never seen a bigger carnage than this, and yet this is nowhere discussed as human rights issue" There are reports of even six month old babies being snatched out of wombs and mercilessly killed in many abortion clinics.

  6. In the Western world, 40-70 pc children are born out of wedlock.

  7. Up to 70-80 pc children in Western countries are living with single parents, and it is mostly wpomen who have to bear this brunt alone.

  8. "Freedom of Women" is nothing but "Freedom to men to enjoy, exploit and commercialise the services of women."

  9. In last 30 years more than 38 million people have died of HIV/AIDS, with promiscuity, homosexuality and prostitution being the biggest factors. More women catch sex transmitted infections and hundreds of thousands also die of Cancer Cervix, which is related to Human Papilloma Virus, which spreads through sexual perversions and also more commonly in females having relations with uncircumcised men.

  10. Increase in marriage age will have hardly any impact on population rise, as the couple in marriage is always free to adopt family planning methods.
Dr. Jamil argued that "Family System is the biggest safety wall against Sex Transmitted Diseases." He explained that Islam provides perfect health-protective system and the rights and duties of men and women are based on their natural strengths and weaknesses. He explained how Islam's three-dimensional system of Fundamental Rights, Duties and Prohibitions is a perfect system of holistic peace and health. He called upon all religions and other right thinking people to unite against the onslaught on family system being perpetrated by the forces of economics in collaboration with political forces.

What's Happening in Israel?

From Israeli media

72,000 active cases in Israel.
17000 new infections today. [Jan 7]
Israel decided to Reopen its skies.
8600 deaths.
Looks like vaccines are not working. Israel is the most highly vaccinated country in the world.

Pakistanis Wanted Snow.

January 7.
At the mountain resort of Murree, tourists in 1,000 cars were stuck in snow.
They had come to see the snow but there was too much snow.
21 died in the storm.

Mountain troops were called in to retrieve them from the snow.

Ethiopian Air Strike killed refugees.
[Jan. 7]

In northern Ethiopia, a government air strike killred 56 displaced people.

However now the government has decided to release top Tigray leaders. There are hopes for peace.

French withdrawing, Russians arriving.

Mali: Januarfy 6.

After years of ongoing strife with local al-Qaida groups, France has decided to withdraw its forces from Mali.

They are being replaced by Russian troops.

 Remember Prisoners

I Owe This to Every Palestinian Child
by Sis. Laila Yaghi

I owe this to every Palestinian child
And to every Palestinian mother
And father that suffered
To write a glimpse of a story
Under an olive tree
A child suckled from his mother
A bomb dropped
Burying the mother
And a char-coal like child
In a house five children cried
A sister and four little brothers
Waiting for a makeshift soup to finish
Their mother hoping they will sleep before
Realizing it was not real
But a bomb dropped
On the makeshift soup that spilled over on the burnt bodies
Of the little girl and her four brothers and mother
I owe this to every Palestinian child
And to every Palestinian mother
And father that suffered
To write that every Palestinian child
Has the right to live like any child
And to breathe with no worries
Can you tell me how can we stand to eat?
While a mother by a grave yard kneels
Crying for her five children
Can you tell me how can we stand to laugh?
How does our mouth have the audacity to stretch open wide?
From side to side
When a father stands helpless
In shock watching his home getting destroyed
By tractors right in front of his eyes
Or a mother that gathered half of her children
Then ran away to shield them
From bombs that spray like shooting stars
Throughout the night
I owe it to the little Palestinian girl
Who screamed with her little voice why?
When all her family was killed
She sat there helpless by their corpses...
On rubble that once she and her family lived in
I owe this to my Palestinian grandmother
Who fled her home bare-footed
Kicked out, leaving miles and miles of orchards
And trails and trails of tears
I owe this to my Palestinian Dad
Who worked on the tractors when only ten
Wearing sandals that were pinned by wire
After he was living like a prince
And now that my pen has also cried
From a glimpse of a story that's been written
I salute every Palestinian child
Every Palestinian Mother
Every Palestinian father
And the world should know now why

©Laila Yaghi

Tell your children ...

From Imam Badi Ali

As-slamu alaikum,
Make dua for your children. Even if they have gone astray, pray for them.
Tell your child repeatedly that you love them, tell them how gorgeous they are and how important they are to you. Hug them - its a sunnah to kiss your children.

Your children need your presence more than your presents

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.
May Allah protect our children whenever and wherever they are,

Allahumma Ameen..

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China breaking Humanity & International Law

14 Years for teaching Qur"an
Court officisl Confirms it.
January 7, 2022

A Uyghur woman abducted from her home in China's far-western Xinjiang region in the middle of the night more than four years ago was sentenced to 14 years in prison for providing religious instruction to children in her neighborhood and hiding copies of the Quran, sources with knowledge of the situation and local police said.

Hasiyet Ehmet, now 57 and a resident of Manas (in Chinese, Manasi) county in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang, has not been heard from since she was abducted by authorities in May 2017, said the source who requested anonymity for fear of reprisal by Chinese authorities.

Police from the county's No. 3 police station broke into Hasiyet's home and put a black hood over her head, refusing her request to put on other clothes and gather her medicine before they took her away, according to the person with knowledge of the situation.

A Manas county court official confirmed that Hasiyet Ehmet had been sentenced to 14 years.

"It was because of teaching kids the Quran and hiding two copies of Quran when authorities were confiscating them, and later getting caught," the official said. "These were the reasons for her sentences."

Nine years before her arrest, Hasiyet's husband was convicted of "separatism" charges and sentenced to life in prison in 2009, the source said.

Hasiyet had stopped teaching children two years before her arrest because of health problems. She also refrained from attending public events, said the source.

Chinese authorities have targeted and arrested numerous Uyghur businessmen, intellectuals, and cultural and religious figures in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for years as part of a campaign to monitor, control, and assimilate members of the minority group purportedly to prevent religious extremism and terrorist activities.

Many of them have been among the 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities believed to be held in a network of detention camps in Xinjiang since 2017. Beijing has said that the camps are vocational training centers and has denied widespread and documented allegations that it has mistreated Muslims living in Xinjiang.

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

2022-01-10 Mon 10:09:12 ct