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Mass anti-U.S. rallies in Indonesia Ignored by American media: Contrast with Bali attack

Probably the biggest demonstrations in the history of Indonesia took place in Jakarta a few days before Eid al-Adha. Estimates put the numbers at more than 100,000. Only MSNBC and FOX noted the report and that too in a running item under the TV screen, just in passing. MSNBC put the number at 50,000.

The demonstrations were anti-U.S. and anti-war.
[It's a shame that the ruthless bombing of Bali, carried out by a few people, has gained huge publicity in America but the massive PEACEFUL EXPRESSION of the will of the Indonesian people is not even news. For peace, we need to listen to peaceful expressions. -Ed.]
One Ummah, One God, One Leader (Muhammad, pbuh)
Obscene Displays of Weaponry Cannot Suppress a People of Faith
Islam is Spreading, Qur'an is in Demand:
Oppressed Masses will defeat America as they did USSR

[Eid al-Adha was celebrated in America on February 11 and 12. The editor of New Trend, Br. Kaukab, led Eid prayers at a gathering in Pennsylvania. A reception followed. A very young sister who embraced Islam last year after spending a year with the editor's step daughter was also there. There was a demand for the Qur'an sent by a non-Muslim.]

[The following are notes from the editor's khutba.]

TEXT for the Khutba: "Say: Surely my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death are for Allah, the Sustainer of the universe." (The Qur'an 6:162)

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la illaha ilAllah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahil hamd.

1. The Hajj is a living miracle of Islam which brings together more than two million people without any publicity or worldly power behind it.
2. The ONENESS of the UMMAH of Islam as seen at Hajj shows that Islam is a global power symbolized in the ritual and ceremony of Hajj. It is our task to make the ritual real in actual unity.
3. The Hajj shows the power of Islam to transcend and negate nationalism, race, ethnicity, language and class.
4. The intended sacrifice of Ibrahim (pbuh) and Ismail (pbuh) shows that the pagan ideas of human sacrifice have no basis in Islam: instead the sacrifice of animals is meant to create understanding of the need for FOOD for EVERYONE and distribution of wealth as ESSENTIAL to Islam.
5. At all levels of greatness, women and men go together, be it Moses (Musa) (pbuh) and Asiya (pbuh), Maryam and Jesus (peace be on them), Muhammad (pbuh) and Ayesha (radi Allah ‘unha). The FOUNDER of the CITY OF MAKKA was an African woman, Hajira (Allah be pleased with her). [New Trend published the narrative of Hajira from Bukhari's Sahih a few years back.]
6. Islam includes the wisdom of Abraham, Moses and Jesus, perfected and completed in the Sunnah of Muhammad. (Peace be on them.)
7. No one can tell us about Moses (pbuh). The Qur'an tells us the truth about him. No one can teach us about Jesus. We love Jesus (pbuh) more than anyone else and we do not use his name without blessing him (pbuh).
8. Our communities must learn to communicate and answer the enemies of Islam who are pouring out abuse, poisonous lies, fabricated stories about Islam and Muslims on TV (be it CNN, MSNBC, or FOX), radio and the print media, 24/7 around the clock.
9. Why are the lies about Islam pouring out of the media? These are zionist enemies of Islam yearning to turn the people of America against Islam. They have failed miserably: hence the government is now taking direct action against innocent Muslims
10. Why are the liars pouring out their abuse and hate? ‘Tis so because Islam is spreading and cannot be stopped in spite of the campaign of fear, hate and suspicion.
11. THE ARMIES OF THE OPPRESSORS ARE POURING INTO THE MUSLIM WORLD on the excuse of attacking Iraq. Their obscene displays of weaponry, latest jet fighters, tanks, hordes of crusading troops show how arrogant and drunk with the insolence of power are these oppressors.
12. ISLAM is the EMPIRE OF FAITH. It cannot be defeated by the weight of material power. The armies of America will find that:
i. They are not welcome in the Muslim world
ii. They will be besieged and spat at wherever they go.
iii. In a few years, they will be forced to retreat.
13. Islam defeated the USSR. ISLAM WILL ALSO DEFEAT AMERICA, inshallah. The colossus of Islam is slowly waking up, stirred by the attacks of the crusaders. It will gradually rise up, break its chains and create a new world.
14. WHAT IS OUR TASK? We have to bear witness to the truth in America, just as Malcolm X (Al-Hajj Malik Shabazz) did. America before Malcolm's martyrdom was very different from what it has become, where Islam is now a household world.
They are saying:
enough of corruption and the arrogance of power, enough of the exploitation of women, enough of racism hidden under political correctness, enough of Zionist control of information and finance, enough of immorality disguised as freedom.

We must decide: ARE WE GOING TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA BREAK their chains, or are we going to be obstacles in the way of Islam through our petty ego tripping and internal divisions and historic hangovers of differences of opinion? Allah is the best of Planners. Let us become Allah's helpers.

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la illaha ilAllah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahil hamd

2003-02-14 Fri 05:52ct