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16 Shawwal 1443 AH - May 7 2023 Issue # 19, Newsletter #2018


Al-Aqsa Mosque waiting for Arab Leaders

Mahboob Khawaja, PhD

Truth has its own Language

How do you contemplate wisdom, reason, and respect for tolerance and decency given the political chaos, blind terror, religious awe, and moral and intellectual hatred-filled trajectory submerged in inhuman action? The live video portrayal went across the global networks of Israeli police using stern grenades, smoking blasts, and beating the worshipers at midnight prayers during the month of fasting (Ramadan) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque - the Third holiest site in Islam. The Israeli Police Commissioner called it "a terrible impact of police behavior." A flip-flop of mediocre expression of the prevalent reality. At a loss is the decadent culture of human thinking, behavior, and integrity and a miserable failure to respect others - the innocent and helpless worshippers. If you want to be respected for your national identity and religious values, then respect that of others. The souls of Abraham, Ishmael, Ishaq, and Jacob resting in neighboring Al-Khalil (Hebron), and Moses and Jesus must have been tormented by the extreme wing of the Israeli political government under PM Netanyahu. There is a chronic problem of irresistible political and religious necessity to dehumanize Palestinians in particular, and Muslims in general, as the State of Israel occupies their Third Holiest site in East Jerusalem. Netanyahu desperately needs diversion and unthinkable conflicts for his own political survival and to avert the massive 14 weeks long public protests and new kind of socio-political chaos to balance his weak and corrupt leadership. What is the core impulse of the problem?

This was not the first incident of politically engineered hatred and primitive tyranny against the Abrahamic Faith worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Ramzy Baroud, a Palestine scholar explains in his 2014 article: "Al-Aqsa vs. Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath" (Uncommon Thought Journal: 3/14/2014):

"Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher. It was on February 25, 1994, that US-born Jewish extremist Baruch Goldstein stormed into the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Palestinian city of al-Khalil (Hebron) and opened fire. The aim was to kill as many Arabs as he could.

At that moment, nearly 800 Muslim worshipers were kneeling down during the dawn prayer in the holiest month of the Muslim Calendar; Ramadan. He killed up to 30 people and wounded over 120. Exactly 20 years later, the Israeli army stormed al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest Muslim site, and opened fire. The timing was no accident...... That same dangerous combination - rightwing politicians allied with religious zealots - is at work once more. They are eyeing Al-Aqsa for annexation; the same way the Israeli government is laboring to permanently annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank...."

Global Reaction to the Israeli Police Attack on the Worshippers

AT the UNO Hqt, New York, thousands of concerned people held a protest against the Israeli police incursion and attacks on the Muslim worshipers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Palestinians call it 'Haram-Sharif' - a Place of Honor and Respect. Like other religious followers, Jews, Christians, Muslims and others were active participants calling out to a global audience for respect for the sacred site and reasoned conflict resolution and peace between Palestine and Israel.
At the edge of reason, Israeli political leaders under PM Nethanyu appear to be victims of ignorance, religious immorality and imbecility to have ordered the police to raid the Al-Aqsa mosque. Had they known who the Prophet Abraham, Ishaq, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Jesus were and what their teaching, beliefs, and practices were, they would have never dared to tyrannize the innocent worshipers at the mosque. Muslims in their five-times daily prayers send salutations to Abraham and his progeny, and their belief and respect are integral parts of the Islamic faith. No Palestinian or other Muslim would ever dare to disrupt the Jewish worshipers or insult the Prophets of Islam - Abraham, Ishaq, Jacob, Moses, and Jesus. It was only a convenient and self-serving interest to the extreme right wing of Israeli political governance. But the real issue rests not with Judaism; it is the "Zionism" that governs the minds and Israeli political construct.

Alan Hart - an American Jewish scholar a former BBC Panorama and ITN Middle East correspondent with a vast first-hand knowledge of the subject narrates in his 2010 book: ZIONISM, THE REAL ENEMY OF THE JEWS / Volume III Conflict Without End?

Alan Hart ("Zionism and Peace Are Incompatible" Dissident Voice, Oct 21, 2010), explains the core problem embedded in Zionism:

"Zionism is not only Jewish nationalism which created a state in the Arab heartland mainly by terrorism and ethnic cleansing. It is also a pathological mindset. In the deluded Zionist mind the world was always anti-Jew and always will be. It follows that Holocaust II (shorthand for another great turning against Jews) is inevitable. It follows that there can be no limits to what Zionism will do in order to preserve nuclear-armed Greater Israel as a refuge of last resort for all Jews everywhere when the world turns against them....... But alas, reality continues to slap everyone in the face: Zionism and peace are incompatible. I will say it again, Zionism and peace are incompatible."

Are the Arab Leaders and Custodians of the Holy Mosques Alive?

While the world was watching the most pernicious actions and their consequences on the news screen, most Arab leaders lacking the moral and intellectual profile and reasoning were obsessed with their own personal agenda items and strategic priorities. While political tyranny and cynicism rule across the Middle East, the landscape, what this author narrated some 20 years earlier ("Arab Ummah vs. Muslim Ummah, Who you were and where you are?"
Media Monitors Network, May 8, 2002), remains unchanged. The contemporary leaders pose no moral, intellectual, or political challenge to Israeli leadership and the occupation. If the Arab people were united and had educated and intelligent leadership would have changed the shape and forms of contemporary hopeless affairs. Should authoritarian Arab leaders not be questioned and held accountable for their incompetence, treachery, and failure to protect the interests of the Arab people?

"World observers describe the Arab leaders as "defeated" cronies who capitalize on inflicted miseries of the masses to build palaces and to increase foreign bank balances. Is it possible that the defeated parties could pressure the victors? Or demand favorable terms and conditions on issues that involve life and death questions? ......When you discarded Islam, you left behind all its merits and claims. Your leaders believe, you are an economic man and woman like the Western cultures, they work to earn, you consume fatty dinners and enjoy 4 wheels cruiser without working for it. Your enemies are happy; you are true believers in progressive economic myths and lifestyles. But your leaders are without followers, without a sense of responsibility or guilt. Most Western political analysts believe Arab leaders hardly bother to use their brain; it is always new and fresh like a baby."

The Arab people, politics (if any), and culture need a navigational change to coexist with the moral and intellectual demands of the 21st century. They are prisoners and divided by sectarianism in their countries. Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard ("TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS AND OUR WAY OF LIFE: WHAT'S NEXT" 09/2001) , fascinated us with her ideas and vision she had shared decades ago on the Islamic civilization:

"There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world...."

"And this civilization was driven more than anything, by the invention. Its architects designed buildings that defied gravity. Its mathematicians created the algebra and algorithms that would enable the building of computers and the creation of encryption. Its doctors examined the human body and found new cures for diseases. Its astronomers looked into the heavens, named the stars, and paved the way for space travel and exploration........"

Recently, an old Palestinian woman was reported with a heart attack and the attending physician explained that for a long time, she was waiting to be freed by the marching Arab armies and Generals. But the other day she heard roaring sounds and public outbursts and she imagined that perhaps Arab armies had come but she was told there are no Arab armies and no Generals. Rather, the crowd cheering and the noise was coming from a football match and consequently, she fell on the ground and fainted. It is no wonder why the Palestinians have no proactive leadership and are highly disorganized. They failed to have a united purpose for sustainable change in the Middle East. The Prince of the UAE chatting with the UAE newsmaker tv network about his new pets and blond wife, when asked about the attack on the worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, said he was not aware at all. He sounded optimistic to ask the CIA for authentic information. The Saudi royals, when contacted for comments by the Truth Digger foreign network, made a surprise statement that they enjoyed a friendship with Nethayau and American leadership and hoped to conduct peace talks on the Palestine-Israel relationship in the near future. How long would Al-Aqsa Mosque wait for the neo-colonial kings, princes, and presidents of the Arab world, asked one Imam of the Saudi mosque in a Friday sermon? It is reported that he was put under house arrest for his own safety. Imagine the history when Arabs were the pioneers of new knowledge, scientific and technological discoveries, and human development and where do they stand today in global analysis? Please see "The Arab Time Capsule: Once You Were the Leaders of Islamic Civilization" Al-Jazeerah Cross-Cultural Understanding Editorial: 02/01/2010 as quoted by this author:

"It is highly probable that but for the Arabs, modern European civilization would never have arisen at all; it is absolutely certain that but for them, it would not have assumed that character which has enabled it to transcend all previous phases of evolution. For although there is not a single aspect of European growth in which the decisive influence of Islamic culture is not traceable, nowhere is it so clear and momentous as in the genesis of that power which constitutes the paramount distinctive force of the modern world and the supreme source of its victory-natural science and the scientific spirit." Robert Briffault (The Making of Humanity, London, 1918), Professor at Cambridge University. UK.

Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja specializes in international affairs-global security, peace and conflict resolution with keen interests in Islamic-Western comparative cultures and civilizations, and is the author of several publications including the latest: One Humanity and the Remaking of Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution. Germany, 12/2019.

 War News

War News [We report the war news without taking sides.]


Islamic State Women
At least 400 women are in the second week of a hunger strike in a high-security prison in Iraq's capital Baghdad, the BBC has learned.

Dozens of children are believed to be imprisoned alongside their mothers at the facility

By Murad Shishani & Nick SturdeeBBC Arabic

They are in prison for being part of the Islamic State group, after what they say were unfair trials.

The group is said to include foreign nationals from Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Syria, France, Germany and the US.

It is thought about 100 children are also being held at the facility.

The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, waged a brutal campaign to establish a self-declared caliphate - an Islamic nation - across Syria and Iraq, killing and enslaving thousands across a five-year period.

After its fall in 2017, tens of thousands of former members were rounded up. It is alleged many of the men were summarily executed, but thousands of women and children were taken into detention. Some were repatriated to their home nations, but many remain in Syrian and Iraqi jails.

Videos sent to BBC Arabic from inside the Baghdad facility show emaciated women lying motionless on hard stone floors. It is thought the group have not eaten since 24 April.

The BBC has been told that at the start of the hunger strike, participants were consuming just half a glass of water per day. Some women have now stopped drinking altogether.

Young children can also be seen in the video footage - many reportedly born inside the facility.

[Excerpted from BBC]


Summary of reports issued by the Syrian Observatory, SOHR

Bashar Assad's heavy artillery shelled ten villages in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo provinces.Bashar's army attempted to advance into Idlib but was beaten back by Islamic group Fathe Mubeen, killing 5 of Bashar's troops and injuring five
Isis attacked Bashar's militia in Deir ez Zor killing 8.

Isis infiltration into Deraa province is leading to clashes with Bashar's troops trying to enter Deraa.

Isis attacked agents trying to take oil from wells in the desert area as well as those taking truffles.

US claimed that it had targeted an ISIS leader but did not give his name. SOHR notes that that was fake news:it was a 60 year old shepherd, and gives his name.

Israeli air strike dismantled Aleppo airport and a nearby military airport. Ammunition stocked by Iran exploded.

Iranian president Raisi visited Damascus and distributed money to iran backed militias to reduce their rivalries. In various free provinces protestors condemned Iranian President's visit to Damascus.

Gunmen (suspected ISIS) killed two Bashar officers in Quneitra province.

Arab rulers are reconciling with Bashar Assad and invited him back into the Arab League.

Another Syrian has died under torture in Bashar's prison._


he opposing leaders are meeting in Saudi Arabia to find a solution to the armed conflict.


.Mujahideen overcame in the conflict with the army this week.Eight pak troops were killed in North Waziristan./==///


In a second successful attack Kashmiri mujahideen killed 5 Indian troops and wounded 1. [Indian losses may be much higher but are being minimized by Indian propaganda]

Ukraine- Russia

Ukraine allegedly tried to kill Putin in a drone attack.
Ukraine denies.

Heavy fighting continues.

Israel says Russia bombed a Jewish village in Ukraine.

Guidance from Sis. Yasmin


'Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmath Ullahi Wa Barkatahu'

Narrated Abu Hurayrah ( Radhiallahu `Anhu)

By Allah, except whom none has the right to be worshipped, sometimes I used to lay asleep on the ground on my liver (abdomen) because of hunger, and sometimes I used to bind a stone over my belly because of hunger.

The Prophet passed by me and he smiled when he saw me, for he knew what was in my heart and on my face.He ﷺsaid," O Aba Hirr (Abu Hurairah)"

I replied, "Labbaik, O Allah's Apostle"
He ﷺ said to me, "Follow me." He ﷺ left and I followed him...Then he entered the house and I asked permission to enter and was admitted. He found milk in a bowl and said, " From where is this milk ? "They said,"It has been presented to you by such-and-such man (or by such and such woman)."Heﷺ said, "O Aba Hirr!"I said,"Labbaik, O Allah's Apostle" He said... "Go and call the people of 'Suffah' to me."These people of 'Suffah' were the guests of Islam who had no families, nor money, nor anybody to depend upon, and whenever an object of charity was brought to the Prophet , he would send it to them and would not take anything from it, and whenever any present was given to him, he used to send some for them and take some of it for himself.The order of the Prophet upset me, and I said to myself, "How will this little milk be enough for the people of 'As-Suffah'?" I thought I was more entitled to drink from that milk in order to strengthen myself, but behold the Prophet came to order me to give that milk to them. I wondered what will remain of that milk for me, but anyway, I could not but obey Allah and His Apostle so I went to the people of 'As-Suffah' and called them, and they came and asked the Prophet's permission to enter. They were admitted and took their seats in the house.The Prophet said, "O Aba-Hirr"

I said, "Labbaik, O Allah's Apostle!"

He said, "Take it and give it to them."
So I took the bowl of Milk and started giving it to one man who would drink his fill and return it to me, whereupon I would give it to another man who, in his turn, would drink his fill and return it to me, and I would then offer it to another man who would drink his fill and return it to me.

Finally, after the whole group had drunk their fill, I reached the Prophet who took the bowl and put it on his hand, looked at me and smiled and said, "O Aba Hirr,"

I replied, "Labbaik,O Allah's Apostle!"

He said, "There remain you and I."

I said, "You have said the truth,O Allah's Apostle !"

He said, "Sit down and drink."

I sat down and drank. He said,"Drink!" and I drank. He kept on telling me repeatedly to drink, till I said, "No. by Allah Who sent you with the Truth, I have no space for it (in my stomach)."

He said, "Hand it over to me." When I gave him the bowl, heﷺ praised Allah and pronounced Allah's Name on it and drank the remaining mik(

Source~ Sahih al-Bukhari)

~My 'Salaams' to all ~~ Y a s m i n ~~*Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah*~

Say, 'Indeed, my Prayer, my Rites of Sacrifice,my Living and my Dying are for ALLAH, Lord of the Worlds'~{'Qur`an'~Surat Al-`An`am -# 6-162.}

Most Blessed is He Who has revealed to His servant, the Criterion of the right and the wrong'.[Source~ 'Qur`an' ~ Surat Al -Furqan 25: A # 1]

Another Great Muslim I met.
Imam Badi Ali.
Palestine and Iraq

by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D

Badi Ali, from Palestine, imam of the biggest Muslim community in North Carolina, passed away in February 2022. I want to cry when i think of him. He was too good for this world.He had all the virtues of a great Muslim. Let me think:

Opposition to all oppressors.Love of the downtrodden and the oppressed.

America loves Israel. He loved Palestine, with a passion.

He taught children, always looking
Into the future victory of Islam. {His own children, two girls and a very young boy turned out exemplary in their Islamic behavior.]

He served the needy, helped immigrants to save their marriages.

He taught forgiveness, love, gentleness, honesty, caring.

He was an amazing communicator and always smiling, laughing.

When refugees started coming in from America's wars in the Middle East and Gaza, he worked day and night to provide them their daily needs, and the community followed his example.

The government did not like him owing to his lack of compromise on Palestine and his support of political prisoners including the Blind Shaikh.

He invited me to give juma khutbas and my attitude towards the power structures and criticism of US wars made the regime not only to look at points to catch me but him too.

He advised me to remain strictly within the limits of the law. "We have the Qur'an," he said. They can't defeat that but we must be honest about what the Qur'an says.

When Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussain accepted Islam and gave up his evil old ways, he invited Muslim leaders from around the world to come to visit Iraq and see the preparation to resist America.

Imam Badi was the only one who accepted from USA and he invited me as his trustworthy friend.

We learned that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. Iraq was starving owing to the embargo but would not surrender to American -Israeli bullying.

Things were so bad that Saddam's intelligence agents at the airport begged us for vitamin c..

Iraqis knew that America would attack but Saddam would never submit.

No flights were allowed and it was a bitter cold night when we drove back nine hours from Baghdad to Amman. The car's heating system had given out and could not be replaced owing to the embargo. and the drive was at night

I could see that Br. Badi was freezing. I offered him my sweater. He refused, saying that the whole population is freezing, how can i become comfortable.

When we reached Amman, it was obvious that Jordanians were on party time. The Muslim Ummah had swallowed the Zionist propaganda, that Saddam was evil, hook, line and sinker!

Later America bombed defenseless Iraq and declared it a great victory!

Saddam was the only Arab leader who went underground and fought tilll he was captured. He was humiliated on American TV. A fake trial was held but we noticed that he always brought the Qur'an to the hostile court.

Even his enemies admit that as he was being executed, he recited the kalima.

In America, at Br. Badi's insistence, we carried out Saddam's salatul janaza ghaibana. We had seen that he had embraced Islam and we refused to be overwhelmed by the avalanche of Zionist propaganda.

Thus Imam Badi was spiritually very "soft" and forgiving but in his faith, he was a man of steel.

The visit to Iraq was fruitful for me in other ways too. I was able to visit the tombs of Imam Abu Hanifa and the greatest Sufi saint Abdul Qadir Gilani, after I assured Br, Badi I do not do the mushrikana activities which South Asian Muslims do at these tombs

.Another secret we uncovered was that Saddam had set up an Islamic university which was free for any Muslim from overseas who arrived in Iraq.


From Behind the Walls of Prison

Dear brothers and sisters, here at the ADX, there are several Muslim political prisoners like myself. Most of us were set-up or entrapped by the FBI and then found guilty by a racist, Islamophobic jury, not of our peers. (The Federal Government has never lost a trial against a person charged with terrorism.)

Most of the brothers here have never been to Amerikka prior to being arrested. Yes, the CIA and/or FBI arrested these brothers in their home countries, then brought them to Amerikka and sentenced for a 'crime' (which in many instances never occurred ) to several years or to several life sentences.

Dear brothers and sisters,many of us have no contact to rhe outside world.

Many of our family members have passed away and we have no support mentally, emotionally or financially.But we are Muslims and we put all of our faith in Allah (swt). Many of us know that this world is nothing but a test:either our eeman gets stronger or it gets weaker.

By Allah, for many of us our eeman only has gotten stronger. Many of the brothers have memorized Qur'an and books of knowledge and increased their worship.

Dear brothers and sisters, please make du'aa for us.

We are not in prison because we were committing horrible crimes. We are in prison for merely establishing the Deen of Muhammad (saw).

It is our duty to spread the religion of Islam.

For any brother or sister out there who wishes to contact any of us, please write to

Leon Davis, #97831-020, USP ADX. P.0. Box 8500 Florence, Colorado 81226-8500

Another prisoner in Florence, Colorado, br. Donald Morgan, #80886053, has sent a long letter. Its main point is that America has all the mirror images of empires which declined and passed away.America has sexual deviance, greed, lust, racism, nationalism, elitism, oppression and injustice.

Br. Morgan concludes that Muslims should not try to become part of this dying empire
(Editorial note: it appears that both brothers are White and have shocked their captors not only by embracing Islam but by siding with Muslims who are confronting America. )

Murder on the New York Subway.
Three Men Murder MJ Impersonator

On May 1st, former Michael Jackson impersonator, Jordan Neely, a black man, was murdered by a white marine, Daniel Penny, on the F subway train.

At first, the police refused to release information, including the marine's name. But it is now known that Penny is twenty-four years old and lives in Queens.

Jordan Neely was on the F train, in Manhattan, when he started acting erratically. According to reports, he was ranting about having no food or water and not caring if he went to jail. Then, he threw down his jacket. This made riders nervous.

This is when Daniel Penny grabbed Jordan Neely from behind, putting him in a choke hold that lasted over four minutes.

It has been said that after two minutes a choke hold can render the victim unconscious. Riders notified the conductor to stop the train. He was pronounced dead at Lenox Hill Hospital.

The coroner has ruled Neely's death a homicide from strangulation.

Freelance journalist Juan Alberto Vazquez took a video of the incident. The video shows Penny putting Neely in a choke hold while another man is holding Neely's arms down, as he struggled to breathe. There was a third man holding Neely down, as well.

The mainstream media is portraying these men as good Samaritans, while New Yorkers call them murderers.

Penny has issued his condolences via his attorney.
It looked like Neely was being ganged up on by three men.

In spite of the disturbing video, it is being reported that a grand jury may convene to decide if charges should be brought against anyone.

Is a grand jury necessary? A video is usually the evidence that police and prosecutors seek. Arrests are made and people are charged based on video evidence alone, and the fact that Mayor Adams is cautioning people not to rush to judge and the police and prosecutor have not taken any action leads me to believe that they will do nothing.

I have been riding these trains since I was a child. Most New Yorkers know not to interact with someone behaving in that fashion but, to always keep him in your vision without making eye contact. Then, calmly exit the train and run to the next train car.

Saturday, May 6th, there was a very dangerous protest where protestors, mostly LGBTQ, actually jumped on the subway tracks. An oncoming train was stopped in the tunnel. They were in the train station on the F line, which is the train line where Jordan Neely was killed.

The subway tracks have an electrified third rail, which is by the wall. Fortunately, there were no reports of any electrocutions.

After the police ended the subway protest, the protestors continued their protest above ground and marched through Manhattan.

At the time of his death, Jordan Neely had a warrant out on him for noncompliance in a deal he had taken in an assault case involving a sixty-seven-year-old woman. But, the three men involved in his death were not aware of this information.

After viewing the video, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez called Neely's death a murder and has been very critical of Mayor Adams.

Zionist Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg never held their tongue in these kinds of high-profile, racially charged cases. They always sided with the White or Jewish person.
Bloomberg successfully campaigned to get retired NFL player Plaxico Burress arrested, tried, and convicted on a very questionable gun charge.

A few ways to force these politicians to do the right thing include holding rallies, writing campaigns, and to keep calling their offices to demand action. There will be more protests and civil disobedience in the wake of Jordan Neely's death. These protestors are unsatisfied and don't seem to be easily placated.

(Source: & Eyewitness News ABC7 NY))

Salaam,Sis. 'Aisha
Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

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