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Muslim culture worldwide is based on the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Take for instance this Hadith:
"Eat with your right hand." [Sahih Muslim.]

It implies:
i. Hygiene.
ii. Manners.
iii. Community
[Use of the left hand for genetic or medical reasons is exempt.]

On May 23, 2003 Br. Kaukab Siddique spoke to a gathering of more than 1,000 people after Juma' prayers at a mosque in the Chicago area which has the largest gathering of Muslim immigrants. In his brief statement, Br. Kaukab made these points:
1. Imam Jamil al-Amin is the top Islamic leader of the Muslims of America, one of the very few not coopted by those in power.
2. He has been unjustly sentenced, is being mistreated in prison, kept in solitary confinement and denied the religious rights which all prisoners are supposed to have.
3. For the sake of Muslim unity, it is essential that immigrant Muslims support a leader who is African-American. If the indigenous and the immigrant each go their own way, both groups will be helpless.
4. NEW TREND has the most information anywhere in America on Imam Jamil. Go to:, click on java frames, click on NEWS and go to Jamil al-Amin. Read it and help the cause.

On May 25, Sis. Karima al-Amin, wife of Imam Jamil al-Amin, was interviewed on WOL radio [1450 AM in Washington and 1010 AM Baltimore, plus on Exim radio] by Wilmer Leon of the On With Leon show.

The interview which lasted for an hour seems to have gone very well. Sis. Karima, herself an attorney, who has seen all the aspects of Imam Jamil's struggle over many years, through his transformation from H. Rap Brown to Imam Jamil Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, spoke eloquently and effectively.

She managed to give the audience a good idea of the complexity and courage of the man known as Jamil al-Amin. Sis. Karima is indeed a great woman, so suitable a comrade and companion for such a great struggler, for truth and against racism.

New Trend thanks Wilmer Leon for the generosity of his spirit in providing this important forum to a voice in the Islamic community which represents resistance and honor, rather than cooperation with power and tyranny which is the hallmark of many others who claim to be Muslims.
May 27, 2003.
MADINA, the city of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): Saudi police, armed by the U.S., carried out a raid on a group of Muslims who had come out of Zuhr prayers. Eight of the Muslims were arrested. News of the event are still coming out in U.S. media. First reports indicate that the Saudis opened fire on the suspects allegedly linked to the attacks on U.S. interests in Riyadh. It's not clear yet if the 8 had come out of the Mosque of the Prophet (pbuh). It appears to be a major act of desecration against Islam.

MAY 20-24, 2003.
INDIA LAUNCHED A MAJOR OFFENSIVE AGAINST KASHMIRI FREEDOM FIGHTERS, after having gained the support of Pakistan's Musharraf and the okay of the U.S. Large Indian army forces, supported by helicopter gun ships, went into action. The purpose seems to be to disarm the Kashmiris and then start "talks" somewhat in the style of Israel's Sharon.

2003-05-28 Wed 18:55ct