Prof. Sami al-Arian fired for speeches made in 1991, support for
Prof. Mazen al-Najjar Deported: No fault found After Years of Torment
[Message from New Secretary General of
[Hispanic Activist Joins Human Rights Group of Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
Palestinian Women in
Prisons: Body Searches by Jews
33rd Anniversary of Jewish attempt to burn down Al-Aqsa
Prof. Sami Al-Arian has been fired from his tenured position
university in Florida. It's such a high profile case that the notorious
Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has openly come out against Prof. Arian.
The major media have been showing clips of speeches Prof. Arian made in
1991 in which he is seen urging resistance to Israel.
The witch hunt ending in the firing of a tenured professor began when
Prof. Arian accepted an invitation from extreme right winger O'Reilly
to appear on his show on
O'Reilly surprised Prof. Arian with
accusations of connection/association with terrorists. After the show,
Arian's university started receiving death threats for him, probably
from Jews and Christian fundamentalists.
The university president has kow towed to Arian's attackers by coming up
with this twisted logic that owing to the death threats, it would be a
problem to keep Arian at his job.
Prof. Arian is fighting back with an attorney.
Connected with the "terrorist by association" attack on Prof.
is the tragic conclusion to the long fight put up by Prof. Mazen
He was imprisoned for years for the same kind of guilt by association.
FBI could find nothing against him. The case was thrown out but the
U.S. is in a war against
Without any legal reasons whatever, Prof. Al-Najjar has finally
EGYPTIAN DISSIDENT AHMED ĎABDEL SATTAR'S CASE WILL COME UP FOR HEARING
Manhattan federal court on August 29 at 11 a.m. He is a U.S. citizen
of passing messages to the Egyptian resistance movement opposing the
murderous regime of
the dictator of
who is working
closely with the White House to stay in power.
Br. Sulaiman Solano, prominent activist from the Hispanic community,
who lives in Brownsville, Texas has joined Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Human
Imam Jamil al-Amin
Shaikh Omar Abdel Rahman.
will start his work on September 1.
The new SECRETARY GENERAL of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Sis. Motisola M.
has started her work with the following message in which she introduces
herself and her concept of the work to be done:
As salaamu alaikum,
I am truly grateful to Allah for allowing me to be Secretary General of
Jamaat al-Muslimeen. I am grateful to the pioneers of Jamaat
the many sacrifices they endured to keep JAM alive and fighting thus
I am grateful to Sister Ashira, former Secretary General, for her
efforts and valuable service to Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
My becoming Secretary General is a position and purpose that I take
seriously and will carry out vigorously and tirelessly for the sake of
Allah. It has been a purpose that has been decades in the
making. Allah has
a purpose for each and every one of us and it is our duty to seek His
guidance to have that purpose revealed.
For almost 30 years, I have been on the battlefield fighting against
ills affecting my community and the poor. I knew not where my efforts
taking me or even why I continue to strive so hard for others. When I
around and saw the oppression and the degradation, poverty and racism,
something inside me became so strong and would not allow me to keep
quiet about such issues.
Since the age of 6 or 7, I have questioned the status quo when
everyone else seemingly accepted it to be true and just. After coming
the wonderful, peaceful, loving folds of Islam, I wondered why we as a
were not assisting those who were down-trodden, oppressed and unjustly
condemned for just being who we are.
My vision and goal for Jamaat al-Muslimeen is first to double our
our resources, supporters, and members. We must continue with more
fervor to build our lives, our communities and our Masjids.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen is the way of Qur'an and Sunnah. Our way of life
and on the minds of everyone around the world. How they see us, is how
who we see ourselves as. We must smash the hell out of falsehood about
and our way of life and also recognize it for what it is, The people of
the book fear our fearless, moral, peaceful and just way of life.
Most of the world is at the highest immoral and decadent stage of life
they can reach, greatly because of the way it treats and views its
can and will be the way out of what I firmly believe are the ills that
the world does not know how to stop.
Even in the face of
we can and will be victorious with gaining our
freedom, our justice and our rights if each of us practices what our
enjoins on us. Fighting against oppression is prescribed for us. We
continue to support and work with those non-Muslims who support and
and with us.
One of the best vehicles for disseminating information with truth and
is the New Trend Magazine. I would ask that each of you each week and
every opportunity to get this magazine in the hands of our fellow
New Trend Magazine is the only Muslim publication that prints the truth
fearlessly and honestly with evidence from the Qur'an and Sunnah.
There are many issues we have to focus on and spend our time and
that we must not allow 911 to divert our attention from. Countless
of us have stories to tell of horror and oppression that equals and
911. Our political prisoners, our charity funds, our constitutional
our civil rights, our religious rights, and much more should be our
priority. Westernized evils must not have us lose sight of our values.
Also, important is that we invest in strong, courageous and loving
Keep the family strong in deen, self-esteem, equal respect and value
members of the family in which to serve Allah and to fight against
now and in the future.
I am here with love and support for you and I pray we are here for each
other. Let me know how I can serve you. Let me hear how and what you
doing. Remember to fight for the rights of our political prisoners and
our refugees. Any one of us at any time could become one.
My mailing address:
Sister Motisola Malikha Abdallah
3695F Cascade Rd
Atlanta, GA 30331
FIFTY WOMEN (6 of them minors) in Israeli Prisons
[Information sent by IAP, Palos Hills, Illinois]
Palestinian female detainees in Israeli prisons are ill-treated. Today,
fifty Palestinian women are imprisoned in Israeli prisons and detention
centers. Forty female detainees are detained at al-Ramle prison,
including six minors. The other female detainees are detained in al-
Jalameh and the Russian Compound ('Moscowbiya').
Prison conditions in Ramle do not meet the basic minimum standards.
Palestinian female detainees are exposed to humiliating body searches.
Those who refuse to undergo this humiliating search are being
with the hands on the back, and forced to take off their clothes. There
have been cases when Palestinian female detainees were threatened being
stripped and searched by Israeli male guards and solitary confinement.
Inspections of the cells of Palestinian female detainees are done in an
aggressive manner, properties are thrown on the floor, to be left for
the detainees to clean up.
Palestinian female detainees are exposed to humiliation, degradation
and verbal harassment from Israeli prison guards and Israeli criminal
prisoners. Only a metal fence separates political prisoners from
prisoners. This has especially a negative effect in terms of
psychological problems, in particular, on the detained Palestinian
minors. There are only seven cells in Ramle prison. Each cell hosts
to seven Palestinian female detainees. Recess periods depend on the
relation between the prison authority and prisoners. Regularly, recess
periods for Palestinian female detainees have been reduced or banned
Medical treatment is poor. There is a physician at Ramle prison, but
since she is Russian, she does not speak or understand Arabic, which
makes it impossible treating psychological problems, which has, in
particular, a negative effect on minors. The female detainees are in
general not allowed to call their families. Even in the case of
Palestinian female detainee is allowed to call her family, the prison
authorities record the phone call. She is not allowed to inform her
family that the phone conversation is recorded. Palestinian female
detainees with Westbank identity cards are prevented from family
Family visits are only allowed for female prisoners who carry a
Jerusalem identity card.
On Monday, July 29, waste water flooded into the prison cells. Prison
guards assaulted the Palestinian female prisoners with teargas grenades
and two of the female prisoners fainted. This assault followed a
by the Palestinian female prisoners at the prison authorities of Ramle
prison to do something about this.
Prison guards broke into their cells and transferred Amna Mona to al-
Jalami prison, and Suad Ghazal (18), who was arrested at the age of 15,
to Abu Kbir detention center, and Ahlam al-Tamimi to the Russian
('Moscowbiya') in Jerusalem. The prison authorities placed a number of
Palestinian female prisoners in solitary confinement as a punitive
measure for protesting the transfer of the three female prisoners.
Subsequently, the Palestinian female prisoners started a hungerstrike,
which lasted until August 16. As a punitive measure, nine other
Palestinian female detainees were held in solitary confinement and
Palestinian female prisoners carrying a Jerusalem identity card were
also prevented from family visits.
LAW is deeply concerned about the inhuman and degrading treatment of
Palestinian female prisoners in Ramle prison. In the same way that
is accountable under international law for preventing torture and ill-
treatment, it is also required to uphold prisoners' privacy rights as
codified in article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and
The Fourth Geneva Convention clearly prohibits the transfer of
Palestinian detainees from the Occupied Palestinian Territories to
Israel. Article 76 states that 'Protected persons accused of offences
shall be detained in the occupied country, and if convicted they shall
serve their sentences therein'.
Israel's treatment of Palestinian detainees does not meet the United
Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the Body
of Principles for the Protection of All Persons Under Any Form of
Detention or Imprisonment, and the Basic Principles for the Treatment
Prisoners. These instruments are binding on Israel to the extent that
norms set out in them explicate the broader standards contained in
rights treaties. LAW further calls on the Israeli government to ensure
that the rights of detainees are protected in accordance with
international human rights and humanitarian law. Moreover, LAW calls on
the international community, in particular the member states of the
European Union to ensure Israel's respect for the Fourth Geneva
Convention and to live up to their legal obligations.
LAW is gravely concerned about the fate of thousands of Palestinian
political prisoners who are still in custody, without charge or trial,
often under administrative detention orders which may be renewed
indefinitely. There is strong evidence that the majority of those
detained have been arbitrarily detained, and that thousands of
Palestinians have been rounded up, humiliated, ill-treated and held in
poor conditions as a collective punishment.
- The Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and
Environment is a non-governmental organization dedicated to preserving
human rights through legal advocacy. LAW is affiliate to the
International Commission of Jurists
the International Federation for Human Rights
and the World Organization Against Torture
LAW - The Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the
PO Box 20873, Jerusalem, tel. +972-2-5833530, fax. +972-2-5833317,
From Imam Badi Ali, Greensboro, NC
33rd anniversary of Al-Aqsa Mosque's burning
Wednesday, August 21 was the 33rd anniversary of the burning of Al-Aqsa
On that day in 1969 Zionist aggressors set fire to Al-Aqsa, the first
and the third holiest mosque in Islam, in an attempt to destroy all
Islamic landmarks in occupied Palestine.
Muslims all over the world remember this horrendous crime with great
Zionist gangs acted with the support of Israeli occupation forces,
all laws, rules and international resolutions that provide the holy
special rights and special status in order to preserve all its Islamic
cultural landmarks. The criminal act which drew international
gutted the east wing known as the Mosque of Omar, the south ceiling of
Mosque, the Mihrab of Salahuddin and the pulpit of Sultan Nuruddin.
All Arab and Islamic summits as well as conferences of Non-Aligned
and the United Nations issued resolutions denouncing the barbarous
crime and aggression both in Jerusalem and in other occupied
territories. There were calls for the withdrawal of Israeli occupation
from the occupied Arab territories, one of which is Holy Jerusalem.
The crime of setting fire to the Al-Aqsa Mosque was part of the ongoing
Israeli aggressions against the mosque. Israeli occupation authorities
consistently adopted an aggressive policy toward Al-Aqsa Mosque and the
city of Jerusalem.
In 1969 they demolished the Al Magharba quarter near the Mosque along
number of other mosques and Islamic schools founded during the Omayyad
period. After the occupation of Jerusalem in 1967, Israeli authorities
demolished all old Islamic buildings surrounding the Al-Aqsa Mosque
aim of changing and removing all Islamic landmarks in the city.
The Israeli aggression included building roads at Muslim cemeteries
Al-Aqsa Mosque and carrying out excavation works in some of them,
Al-Rahma and Al-Yousufiya, and seizing other sites in Jerusalem and
transforming them into Zionist military barracks.
Israel continues its attempts to judaize Jerusalem, adopting illegal
that include the confiscation of Palestinian lands and properties and
applying oppressive and aggressive methods against Arab and Muslim
The Israeli government has also promoted Jewish settlements in
encouraged the immigration of Jews from all over the world. With this
mind, Israeli settlers killed and wounded unarmed Palestinian
inside the Ibrahim Mosque in Hebron on the West Bank in 1994.
The anniversary of the burning of the Al-Aqsa Mosque comes this year at
a time when Israel is still reluctant to implement peace agreements in
the great flexibility shown by the Palestinians. Arab countries have
offered to recognize Israel in return for a total Israeli withdrawal
from occupied Arab territories.
This anniversary comes as Israel continues to execute its plans to
Jerusalem, still prevents Muslims from practicing their religious
confiscates more land in the city and builds more settlements in and
the city in order to change Jerusalem's demography.
Since the Zionist, Dennis Rohan, committed the crime on Aug. 21 1969,
Jewish spite against Al-Aqsa Mosque has been growing. During the Camp
Summit, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak demanded the establishment of
Jewish synagogue inside the holy Aqsa Mosque compound.
This year's anniversary also comes at a time when Israeli occupation
continue their military campaign against unarmed Palestinians in Gaza
West Bank, killing innocent men, women and children, destroying homes
property and even arresting youngsters.
Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam and the birthplace of Prophet
(pbuh), which has been privileged by God to contain the Two Holy
among the first countries to condemn the burning of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The
Kingdom called for a unified stand to stop Zionist violations of
Islamic holy sites in occupied Jerusalem.
The Kingdom's unwavering historical support for the Palestinian people
the Islamic holy places in Jerusalem continues on all levels under the
leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd.
In 1992 King Fahd issued directives that the Kingdom would pay all
for the restoration of the Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the
the Caliph Omar ibn Al-Khattab (may God be pleased with him.)
The Kingdom also stood by - and stands by - the Palestinians in their
determination to keep their lands and preserve the holy places; the
has also tried to alleviate Palestinian suffering caused by Israeli
oppression and aggression.
Saudi Arabia spearheaded a diplomatic move with the cooperation of
Muslim countries that prompted the Security Council issue Resolution
1980 that called on all states that have diplomatic missions in
withdraw them immediately from the city. This resolution was considered
Islamic diplomatic victory over the Zionist designs against Jerusalem.
King Fahd donated $10 million to support the Jerusalem Fund during the
ministerial convention of the member states of the Organization of
Conference in Karachi in 1993. In February 1994, King Fahd directed
Governor Prince Salman to launch a fund-raising campaign in the Kingdom
rebuild and save Islamic holy places in Jerusalem. Saudi Arabia has
priority to both Palestinian and Jerusalem-related issues.
King Fahd has said: "The Palestinian issue and the situation in the
Arab territories occupy a top position in our agenda and consume a
great deal of our efforts and endeavors."
At the emergency Arab summit in Cairo in 2000, Crown Prince Abdullah,
premier and commander of the National Guard, proposed the formation of
two funds with a capital of $1 billion to protect the Islamic
characteristics of Jerusalem and to support the Al-Quds Intifada.
The Kingdom contributed $250 million to the funds. Prince Abdullah also
presented a peace proposal at the Arab summit in Beirut in the
to achieve a just peace settlement in the Middle East.
The Saudi government and its people have always shown their readiness
defend Islamic causes. Earlier this year, the Kingdom launched a major
fund-raising campaign in support of the Al-Quds Intifada and collected
than SR500 million. It has already distributed millions of riyals in
assistance to families of the Palestinian martyrs.
The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Conference, which was formed
following the Aqsa Mosque burning, has denounced Israel for continuing
its aggressive policy in occupied Arab territories.
It urged the international community to force Israel to abide by
international resolutions and resume the peace process at the point it
broken off. Despite international resolutions adopted by the United
and the peace calls made by Arab and Islamic countries, Israel
aggressive and criminal practices in all occupied Arab territories.
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