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[This is a special from our Pakistan desk. We are also working on
with Pakistan's jihad leader, Hafiz Saeed, of Lashkar Taiba, before his
arrest, and Syed Munawar Hasan, Secretary General of Jamaate Islami,
leads JI when Qazi Hussain Ahmad is under Musharraf's arrest..]
[First some local news: Three Muslim groups are preparing national
conventions: ICNA, ISNA and Imam W.D. Muhammad's followers (now known
MAS). The Islamic status of these groups is not clear. They support
President Bush's "war on terror" and are isolated from the Muslim
worldwide and within the U.S., which opposes Bush's moves. Many young
who attend these groups' conventions have no idea what these groups
for. We urge Muslims to ask these groups a simple question: DO YOU
the QUR'AN and the SUNNAH as BINDING SOURCES OF GUIDANCE ? The three
should make a simple announcement: We accept the Qur'an and the Sunnah
binding guidance and are willing to be held to these standards. If
and W.D. Muhammad already take Qur'an/Sunnah as guidance, they should
their affirmation so that young people would not be confused.]
[More local news: June 28, 2002. Pakistanis selling jewelry in American
are being investigated, in case they might be transmitting funds to
[While Jews continue to fund the terrorist state of Israel, two
brothers in Charlotte, North Carolina have been convicted of sending
Hezbollah in Lebanon, an authentic Islamic movement, legal in Lebanon,
help school children. The two could get up to 55 years in prison]
[A Jewish Federation member finds the teachings of
Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Imam Badi Ali "unbelievable." She was monitoring the Saudi newspaper
NEWS of June 28 when she saw the complete New Trend report on Dr.
khutba in Greensboro, NC, published therein. She alerted her group and
questioned Greensboro's newspaper about it.]
[Imam Badi Ali's BOYCOTT LIST of Jewish businesses which support Israel
include McDonalds, Disney, and Coca Cola. Join the boycott movement.
support Israeli murders of Palestinian children with your own money.]
Gen. Pervez Musharraf Taking Pakistan down with him: Pakistani forces
Slick Game with U.S. and India Helped to Contain Islamic Movement,
Violent Incidents Indicate Assailants Consider Pakistan part of
Pakistani coup leader Pervez Musharraf inherited pro-American
anti-Islam policies from the governments of Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz
The difference was that pre-Musharraf governments kept a low profile in
deals with the bosses in the White House. After 9/11, Musharref decided
cash in on the American desire to topple the Taliban. It was a
decision in which American money was weighed against loyalty to Islam,
brotherhood with Afghanistan, support for Kashmir, the aspirations of
Pakistani people. American money won. Musharref was promised ONE
DOLLARS and a write-off of Pakistani debts.
MUSHARREF's BLUNDER NUMBER ONE was loss of Afghan support for
Thus Pakistan lost the strategic depth it had gained by the victory of
Taliban in Kabul.
During the earlier stage of the American intervention in
Musharref behaved a little coyly, as if he still had some shreds of
left. Within that context, he "advised" Bush not to continue the
DURING RAMADAN. His "advice" was ignored. America dropped a 500 kg bomb
mosque in Ramadan WHILE TARAWEEH PRAYERS WERE ON.
BLUNDER NUMBER TWO. Induction of American forces into Pakistan.
Jacobabad became a U.S. military base. The FBI spread out from
(where it was in place during the Nawaz Sharif regime) into Karachi and
cities. The Americans are also said to be monitoring Pakistani nuclear
facilities and have reached "close up" positions. A first in dishonor
Pakistan, AFGHAN AMBASSADOR ABDUS SALAM ZAEEF WAS HANDED OVER TO THE
Muslim government has ever carried out such a despicable act.
BLUNDER NUMBER THREE. As the protests against Musharref grew in the
streets, the coup leader took the line that these are mere "extremists"
that most people are with him. The protests grew to 50,000 people
(conservative estimates) per city and took place almost DAILY in major
Pakistani cities. Thus several million people were demonstrating on a
day in Pakistan. [Jamaate Islami and Jamiat ‘Ulema-e-Islam took the
Here was a chance for Musharref to withdraw from the U.S.-British
Israeli) coalition. He could have said that Pakistanis do not support
pro-U.S. moves and I can't go against the people's wishes. Or HE COULD
CALLED FOR A REFERENDUM ON SUPPORT FOR THE WAR ON TERROR. Instead he
to go 100% with Bush and kept claiming that the demonstrators (STILL
PEACEFUL) were just a "bunch of extremists."
[Important note: The movement remained peaceful. The only blood
by Musharref's police which killed a number of people in Karachi.
Musharref nor his police were punished for these murders of peaceful
BLUNDER NUMBER FOUR. Musharref sent Pakistani military forces to
the Afghan border to help American troops looking for Al-Qaidah and
guerrilla forces. Thus he opened a second front against Pakistan.
BLUNDER NUMBER FIVE. Musharref accepted the Indian-American idea
Pakistani volunteers going into Kashmir to help stop Indian atrocities
"terrorists." Hundreds of Kashmir-oriented mujahideen have been
Musharref to help stop what India calls "cross border terrorism." Thus
Musharref effectively gave up the Pakistani right to intervene in
(The K in Pakistan is for Kashmir.) Musharref has indicated that
will support Kashmiri rights only on the diplomatic, political and
fronts. Not surprisingly India's extreme right wing (KKK type)
declared that it has won against Pakistan without fighting.
BLUNDER NUMBER SIX. Musharref decided to hold a referendum to get
himself legitimized as Pakistan's president. This was a personal
him and indicates that he is surrounded by secularist advisers who do
realize the depth of the resurgent Islamic awakening in Pakistan. Most
observers agree that Musharref got only 5% of the vote. Hence Pakistan
illegitimate regime hanging on with U.S. (Israeli) support against the
of the people.
MUSHARREF's INDIA CARD:
In his very first speech in support of the war on "terrorism",
claimed that he must go along with America because India might take
of the situation if America becomes angry. He also claimed that
support for the U.S. would be mainly "logistic."
However, the demonstrations showed that masses of people did not
story. But the demonstrations ended in Ramadan as people went back to
traditional late night prayers (taraweehs) in mosques after day long
[Obviously Pakistanis are not ready for Jihad. Hadith indicate that
be broken during Jihad.] This gave Musharref's secular coterie a whole
to plot and plan. After Ramadan, the a well-organized move was made to
attention from the war in Afghanistan. There was a raid on the Indian
parliament in which a few policemen were killed. This raid was used as
pretext to mass Indian troops on the Pakistani frontier. It appeared as
India was planning to move against Pakistan. However, it was only a
successfully stopped the movement against Musharref.
[THERE WERE MASS MURDERS OF MUSLIMS IN INDIA, including rapes of
hundreds of Muslim women in Gujarat. Musharraf could have brought up
issue of Indian Muslims to world forums or at least shown intense
did nothing. He was preparing the "referendum." Thus confrontation with
is definitely NOT part of Musharref's agenda though it is part of his
to deflect internal pressure.]
After the "referendum", Musharref felt very vulnerable. Had he
honest man, he would have resigned. In that context of his
can understand the current standoff between India and Pakistan.
Some ISLAMIC GROUP seems to have understood that if India can
be goaded into attacking Pakistan, that would help to unite the people.
attack on an Indian military camp in occuppied Kashmir caused a hundred
Indian military casualties, though Indian propaganda focused only on
civilian deaths (families of occupation troops). India was furious and
strategists saw it as an opportunity to work with Bush and Musharref to
delegitimize Pakistani intervention in Kashmir. The Indian strategy won
because Bush and Musharref were working with India. The Islamic group
succeed because an actual Indian attack did not take place. In fact the
confrontation erased some of the mud on Musharref's face which came
ERUPTIONS OF VIOLENCE WITHIN PAKISTAN
The peaceful Islamic movement could not budge Musharref from
pro-American entanglement. Pakistanis feel humiliated and enraged that
Islamic regime in Afghanistan was toppled and they could do nothing
Thousands of ill-armed and untrained Pakistanis actually crossed into
Pakistan to help the Taliban. Many of them were slaughtered in U.S.
raids. Others were captured and imprisoned by the "northern alliance"
steel containers. [Musharref would not allow Pakistanis martyred in
Afghanistan to be given a public funeral in Karachi.] [How many
were killed by the "northern alliance?" The Musharref regime is not
Incidents in Pakistan indicate that some, as yet
groups have started a campaign of violence aimed at damaging the
government's relationships and prospects. First there was the
Daniel Pearl. The demands of the kidnappers indicated that they opposed
transfer of Al-Qaidah prisoners to Cuba (a violation of international
and condemned the bombing of Afghanistan. Pearl's hideous murder sent
waves throughout the world. Pakistanis were surprised to learn that
an Israeli. Though there can be no excuse for such a killing, Pearl's
to Pakistan indicates that Israelis much more subtle than him, with
passports, could well be operating in Pakistan, monitoring Pakistan's
nuclear capabilities and preparing for a strike. [Readers may not
that ISRAEL BROKE ALL INTERNATIONAL LAWS TO BOMB THE IRAQI NUCLEAR
IN OSIRAK at a time when Iraq was America's friend. Much preparation on
ground went into the actual strike.]
Then for the FIRST TIME we have martyrdom operations in Pakistan.
busload of French specialists was blown up while they were preparing to
up a naval facility for joint Pak-U.S. use. It was a setback for
in Pakistan as it took place in the best hotel area and a visiting
team decided not to tour Pakistan. Obviously the assailants consider
a target because of its inclusion in the U.S.- British (Israeli)
Then assailants attacked the American consulate in Karachi.
the explosion was powerful, it seemed to be an amateurish attack as the
casualties were largely Pakistani passersby. The real target, the
was not hit, though it was closed down for a week and now operates at a
minimal level. Thus the hit-and-miss assailants killed innocent people
were only successful to the extent of cutting off Pakistan-U.S.
These acts of extreme violence are still not traceable to
sources. If these were carried out by Pakistanis, they are very
that they herald the transfer of leadership from the peaceful movement
Though most Pakistanis (more than 80%) support (even love) Osama
Laden and the Taliban, they are peaceful people who do not envisage a
physical conflict with Musharref's troops or even with U.S. or
elements in Pakistan.
However, as Musharref continues to fight America's battles, the
internal situation can only get worse as more and more Pakistanis
fight force with force.
LATEST BATTLE: On June 26, Pakistani mercenary troops, at Musharref's
working with the U.S. decided to capture a handful of Islamic fighters
Chechnya who had taken refuge in a village on the Pak-Afghan border.
Obviousy the Chechens, who have given up everything for the sake of
are welcome in Pakistan and were being treated as members of the family
Pakistani villagers, when Musharref's troops (backed by American
attacked the refugees.
In this battle, the Pakistani troops were routed. Ten Pakistani
mercenaries were killed and 30 injured. Two of the Chechen mujahids
martyred and one captured.
Thus we see the final fruits of Musharref's "strategy": Pakistani
fighting Islamic mujahideen. The Pakistani armed forces drain the
economy to maintain their vast establishment. Money is not available
HEALTH, EDUCATION or AGRICULTURE because of this vast military system.
Pakistani people make these sacrifices to liberate Kashmir (the bone of
contention with India). The Pakistani armed forces have proven
incapable of liberating Kashmir. Instead the Muslim world is aghast at
phenomenon of Pakistani soldiers helping America, sealing off the
border, and now getting into an actual fight with the mujahideen from
Chechnya who are the pride of Islam, the pride of the whole ummah.
EVEN WHEN PAKISTAN WAS NOT IN EXISTENCE AND THE BRITISH RULED
THE BRITISH HONORED THE RIGHT OF PATHAN TRIBES TO GIVE SANCTUARY TO
Musharref, by going into frontier sanctuaries, has taken Pakistan to a
lower than that of British rule.
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