Zulhijja 29, 1425/February 9, 2005 #11
Thought of the Day:
based on concepts of White Supremacy is the underlying reality of
is the solution.
[Dr. Abdul Alim Shabazz, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics,
"They are the ones who have bartered Guidance for error, but their
trade is profitless, and they have lost true direction. Their similitude
is that of one who kindled a fire: when it lighted all around him,
Allah took away their light and left them in utter darkness, so they
could not see. Deaf, dumb and blind, they will not return to the path."
Comedy in Sharm Al-Shaikh:
AGENTS MEET MOSSAD AGENT TO DECIDE FATE OF
Hosni, Abdullah, Abbas Confab with Sharon to Laugh at Muslim World
and the U.S. talk to their own puppets and try to pass of their
conspiracies as peace talks. Israel is waging war against Islam
under the aegis of the U.S. The pretense of "peace" talks specifically
excludes Islamic forces. Islam is presented as
These talks are a case of the blind leading the blind. Sharon
lighted a fire in the helpless refugee camps of the Palestinians.
Allah has indeed taken away his light and that of his friends.
February 8, 2005: Seldom has the world seen such a display of
shameless posturing by politicians since Winston Churchill met
Stalin to hand over Eastern Europe to the Soviets. At least Churchill
and Stalin, though mass murderers, were 'real' rulers. By contrast, Hosni
King Abdullah and Abu Mazen Abbas are mere agents of the CIA who would
not last a day without the protection provided them by western
They met Sharon, his hands still dripping with the blood of
Palestinian children, and decided that the time has come for
"peace" or cease fire. All three of the agents, in open defiance
of the expressed will of their peoples, have accepted Israel as
a legitimate entity.
This charade came about owing to two countervailing factors:
From the Islamic viewpoint, Israel is an illegitimate entity fed,
armed and used by America. The question of recognition and
legitimization of Israel does not arise.
Israel has committed too many crimes to be considered part of
the civilized world.
Israel murdered all the prominent Islamic Palestinian leaders.
In addition, the
entity is reported to have poisoned Yasir Arafat owing to his
refusal to move against the Islamic resistance. For months Israeli
tanks and helicopters have been rampaging in Palestinian villages
and refugee camps, murdering, demolishing and terrorizing at will.
Thus Israel is now able to assure the U.S. that it has "pruned"
the Palestinians down to the likes of Abbas who is more Israeli
Also, Israel can see that its policies of murder and mayhem have
failed to break the Palestinian people. After every murder of a
Hamas or Islamic Jihad leader, Palestinians turned out in huge
numbers to defy the Jewish murder machine.
Hence the need to declare "victory" and carry out some withdrawals.
Israel's name is mud throughout the world. Even a habitual murderer
like Sharon [or Satan, Shaitan as he is known in the
world] can see that his murders are not going to break the people
of Palestine and Israel is alienating the entire world from
Hosni Mubarak, Abdullah and Abbas have absolutely no moral authority
or relevance as long as Islam is alive. They have the tanks and guns
and America's backing. Islam has the Qur'an and the example of the
Prophet Muhammad, pbuh. And Islam today is on the roll towards victory.
Inshallah, the Jews will go back where they came from. Palestine
belongs to the Palestinians. No sophistry, no armada of tanks and
flotilla of helicopters can change the Qur'an which says: "... drive
them out from where they drove you out."
A SUGGESTION ABOUT ISRAEL: A
observer, with a sense of humor, says: America has done enough for
Israel by sending 150,000 of its best troops into Iraq. Saddam was
the enemy of Israel. The Jews hated his guts. Every
in the world has done his share of abusing Saddam. The U.S. has
killed more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians [Lancet report] but the
Iraqis, instead of surrendering, fought the Americans. By now 1440
American troops have been killed and 10,500 wounded, many with arms
and legs blown off.
Wouldn't it make more sense to let ISRAEL DO ITS OWN DIRTY WORK? Let
the Jewish tank columns go into
as they do so jauntily into Palestinian refugee camps, and let's see
how many of the Jews come back to tell their tales of "terrorism" by
Correction: O'Reilly not a 'Scum Bag.'
Brother Kaukab -
Advice about a term used in the latest New Trend:
"scum bag" is a "four-letter" word comparable to any of them. The
literal image is a recently used condom. It is a term that was current
when I was in junior high school in NYC in the early fifties.
It could be that the term is appropriately applied in the article,
i.e. to O'Reilly. However, it is not a term which should be associated
in any way with a person of your importance or with a medium having
the mission New Trend has.
The CLEAR CHOICE
[Ed. note: Thank you Br. Na'im! Somehow that term slipped by the
editor's pen. Perhaps it would be more appropriate to call O'Reilly
What Did Prof. Churchill Mean by "Little Eichmanns?"
Kaukab, the esteemed brother
I just wanted to clarify for you and your readers, Ward Churchill's
use of the term "little Eichmanns." Eichmann, as you know, was a
captured death camp guard from Nazi Germany. He was placed on trial
in Israel and his only defense was that he was "following orders".
In claiming that there were no "innocent" civilians in the WTC on 9/11,
I believe that Churchill was making the point that we are all complicit
in the world wide economic imperialism of the United States unless
we strive to fight the system, which has its roots, of course, in
the genocide of native americans (Indians) and the slave labor of
slaves and their descendants. We are all Eichmanns until we RESIST!!
As Ever. Deeply in Struggle,
[Ed Note: For overseas readers, Lynne Stewart is the famous attorney
who fought for the rights of
Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman,
scholar of Islam, and who is herself being targeted by the U.S.
Oliver Roy: French Philosopher Attacks Dr. Kaukab Siddique
I am forwarding you the passage from the book Globalized Islam
where Oliver Roy mentions your name. Under the chapter,
"The Modernity of an Archaic Way of Thinking: Neofundamentalism",
there is a smaller headline,
"Deterritorialisation: the end of Dar-ul-Islam" it reads:
"Neofundamentalism refers to an imaginary ummah, beyond ethnicity, race,
language, and culture, one that is no longer embedded in a specific
Geography is as irrelevant as history. Nowhere is there a country
where state and society are ruled only by the true precepts of Islam
from political scene in the Middle East.
under the Taliban was briefly seen as a model, but the fall of the
regime and , in the aftermath of 9/11, the US military pressure
on any would be 'Islamic liberated territory' have dashed any hopes
of equating a given country with Islam. In this sense, the 'war against
terror' has accentuated the Deterritorialisation of Islam. As we have
seen, many neofundamendalists consider that true Muslims are living as
a minority everywhere, in Muslim or in non-Muslim countries, erasing
the concept of a physical frontier between the two worlds.....It is
irrelevant to consider Dar-ul-Islam as a purely territorial concept...
(especially African-American converts) also consider that one should
both remain in the United States and
a non-Muslim system (voting, inviting elected or government officials
to religious celebrations or community gatherings, and so
on). This is, for instance, the constant position of Kaukab Siddique,
head of the
who is a pillar of New Trend Magazine's website. This site supports
such gaoled African-American Muslims as
and mixes up Koranic and leftist terminology
('bring up the oppressed-mustadafeen')."
The passage is from pages 272 and 273.
Tell me if you want more passages and what you think of his analysis.
In the beginning of the book, Roy was giving a balanced view about
the Muslimeen and their issues in the best, then suddenly, towards
the end of the book, he started to reinforce the typical westen view
of the so called Hardline Muslims. He believes that whoever has a
definite and clear stand, is against the western ideologies. Of course
he is part of the group that believes that Islam has failed to
I bought the book because it criticizes the west for failing to see
the Islamic experiences as divese as the 1,5 billion Muslims who live
in the five continenents. In the meantime, he tried towards the end
to say that a small group of Muslims, the extremists, have taken over,
therefore, giving the very damaging image that Muslims ,and not Islam,
have acquired before and after 9/11.
TOP AMERICAN JEW: Dershowitz supports murder of Islamic leaders,
demolition of homes from which resistance fighters come, and the
systematic use of torture by Israel. Published by special permission
of the author.]
Harvard Law Professor Sat On Israeli Assassination Target Review Panel:
The "Jihad" of Alan Dershowitz
By LIAQUAT ALI KHAN
Washburn University School of Law
If to dispute well is law's chiefest end, Harvard law professor Alan
Dershowitz has honed this ability to a stunning craft. In high-profile
cases, such as O. J. Simpson, Doctor Dershowitz, a seasoned criminal law
jurist, serves as a media-savvy lawyer determined to defend "the guilty."
Less well known, however, is that this advocacy Mephistopheles thrives on
inventing unpopular, counter-intuitive, and even unjust exceptions to
international law--a subject he normally does not teach. These
exceptions--mutually folded in each other's orb---allow the torturing of
terrorists, the assassinations of their leaders, and the demolition of their
family homes. What is most intriguing is the contempt that Dershowitz has
for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and its current President (the
Chinese judge) whom he calls a thug, discarding the language of professional
Somewhat intrigued by his incendiary views daringly, and sometimes
crudely, expressed in books and newspaper columns, I requested to interview
Dershowitz, an interview he granted promptly and generously. We both taped
the interview, I for no other reason but to save as a souvenir. I came out
of the interview with the clear impression that--setting aside the civil
liberties concerns that inform his criminal defense rhetoric--Dershowitz
concocts these exceptions not merely to embellish his ivory tower but to
proactively defend, and sometimes shape, Israeli policies in occupied
For example, Dershowitz's contempt for the ICJ has deepened ever since
the Court decided to rule on the legality of Israel's separation wall.
Comparing the ICJ to a Mississippi court in the 1930s, Dershowitz contends
that the ICJ is a credible court for the rest of the world but not for
Israel, just as the Mississippi court was a just tribunal for whites but not
for blacks. This argument, in its analogical enormity, paints the ICJ as an
exceptionally anti-Israel body. Furthermore, Dershowitz challenges the
neutrality of ICJ judges, arguing that they are shameless mouthpieces of
their governments. When asked to comment on whether he holds the same view
about British and American judges on the Court, Dershowitz stepped back to
distinguish between the Court and its judges, now saying that the ICJ is
bigoted but many of its judges are not. This distinction made no sense to
me, since all judges on the Court, except one, held the separation wall to
Dershowitz's exceptional defense of Israel is not confined to academic
criticisms of the ICJ (or the International Red Cross or the United
Nations). In the interview, Dershowitz, who opposes the death penalty,
revealed that he had sat on the Israeli assassination committee that reviews
evidence before terrorists are targeted and killed. This "due process"
hearing is designed to reduce the raw charge that state-sponsored
assassinations are blatantly unlawful. Dershowitz favors targeted
assassination of terrorist leaders "involved in planning or approving
on-going murderous activities." Under this protean standard, it is unclear
whether spiritual and political leaders who favor terrorist violence but do
not materially participate in specific terrorist acts may also be
assassinated. These niceties aside, the idea of a Harvard law professor
sitting on an occupying state's assassination committee would be, to many in
the legal academy, a trifle perplexing.
What rattles his many critics the most, however, is the innovative
exception Dershowitz draws for the Convention against Torture (1987). The
Convention prohibits all forms of torture and provides for no exception. In
fact, the prohibition against torture has attained the status of jus
cogens--the peremptory norms of international law that cannot be abandoned
or altered. Dershowitz confesses to know all this. Yet he makes an empirical
argument to carve out an exception. Since torture cannot be eliminated in
the real world, he argues: "Ay, think so still, 'til experience change thy
mind." Dershowitz proposes that the legal system regulate torture by
requiring state officials to obtain a judicial warrant before torturing.
Despite Dershowitz's connections and influence, Israel refused to launch the
proposed torture warrant, although it embraced the idea of exception to the
Convention it had signed. However, when more than 90 percent of the
Palestinian security detainees began to be tortured, the Israeli Supreme
Court put an end to the fledgling exception.
Undeterred by such judicial rebuffs, Dershowitz continues to
manufacture legal exceptions to shore up the universally condemned Israeli
practices, such as bulldozing the family homes of terror suspects. Calling
it property damage, he apparently dismisses the sanctity, the intimacy, and
the memories attached to a family home, anybody's family home. As if
demolition of family homes is a minor punishment, Dershowitz is willing to
pull down even the entire "villages of suicide bombers." He thinks perhaps
that it takes a village to raise a suicide bomber. It does. When her entire
village has been grabbed by the neck and choked, some kid (a "terrorist") is
surely going to be mad as hell.
Despite his legalistic jihad for Israel's security and despite his
employment of the Harvard Law School stature to propose questionable
exceptions to international law, Dershowitz does not completely throw away
the sense of limits. For example, he opposes Nathan Lewin, a prominent
Washington lawyer and a federal judge hopeful, who blatantly argues,
contrary to popular feelings of the Jewish community, that family members of
suicide bombers be executed.
By no means is Dershowitz an incorrigible ideologue, nor is he morally
sightless. His reading of international law is most certainly flawed and he
needs "to settle in his studies." His intellectual honesty is nonetheless
beyond doubt. He is what he thinks. He does not duck hard questions. And he
does all this with an inexhaustible capacity to swallow contradictions. At
the end of the play, however, when all arguments have been made, when all
exceptions have been put to rest, and when the nation that launched a
thousand missiles has been defended, Dershowitz relaxes his grip with a
disarming sense of humor expressed through borrowed jokes. In his book Why
Terrorism Works (2002), for example, he tells readers how he, as a boy,
pondered over difficult hypothetical scenarios such as this: "If you were up
to your neck in a vat of cat vomit and somebody threw a pile of dog poop on
your face, would you duck?"
One may relish Dershowitz for his wits, but only to wonder at the
unlawful things he permits.
Ali Khan is a professor at Washburn University School of Law in
Kansas. His book A Theory of International Terrorism will be published in
2005. He can be reached at:
[Editor's note: New Trend apologizes to Muslim readers who will be
offended by Prof. Khan's use of the word "jihad." Also note that
supporters of Israel like Derschowitz use the word "terrorist" when
they mean "Muslim" or "mujahid."
US TSUNAMIS IN IRAQ
By Edward W Miller, MD
More than Two Million Iraqi Victims of Two U.S. Wars
"They made a wasteland and called it "peace" -
Tacitus (Roman historian 55-117AD)
In contrast to the tsunami which recently struck at the coastal borders
of the Indian Ocean, wiping out fishing villages, beach resorts,
holiday hotels, and killing over 220,000 people, the US -led military
tsunamis, starting with Desert Storm, which are still devastating Iraq,
have laid waste to the entire infrastructure of this modern Country
and to date killed at least 2 million of its people. The recent US
destruction of Fallujah may well be remembered by future generations
as a replay of the Nazi bombing of the Basque city of Guernica. during
the Spanish Civil War.
In sharp contrast to the worldwide outpouring of sympathy followed by
millions of dollars in aid , both government and private, Iraq's tsunami
victims are struggling to survive their repeated devastations with
little outside charity and a minimum of support from either the UN or
the occupying forces, which, while facing a growing insurgency are
wasting money in efforts to both cover-up their savagery while forcing
on Saddam's people a spurious and largely unwanted "democratic election"
Reports today ( 19 January) direct from Iraq via KPFA note that 5
almost simultaneous car bombs in Iraq's capital killed some 29 persons,
while several mortar attacks targeted the Green Zone as well as the
highway between Baghdad and its airport. Iraqis in Fallujah reported
the Occupation forces, rather than attending to the needs of a
desperate population. were engaged in covering their tracks;
trucking away bombed-out homes, carting away topsoil contaminated
by chemical weapons and anti-personnel phosphorous bombs,
to hide evidence of these illegal weapons from both the Red Cross
and Red Crescent as well as foreign reporters, all of whom are being
kept out of those areas of the City where heavy fighting has taken
place and Napalm and phosphorus reportedly burned people in the streets.
/journal 1/19/2005 ).
"Desert Storm." was the first act in a genocidal campaign initiated by
the first Bush administration, and followed throughout the Clinton years,
to first destroy the infrastructure of Iraq and then continue killing
its people, using a combination of starvation and biological (call it
bacteriological) warfare. Since the Gulf War I , almost two million
Iraqis, mostly the elderly, children, and babies, have been
slaughtered by this US-British-UN program.
There were actually two Gulf Wars. One, to recall Saddam's troops
from Kuwait, the second, to destroy the infrastructure of Iraq,
"bombing it back into the pre-industrial age," as General Schwarzkopf
put it. The destruction of telecommunications, water supplies,
sewage treatment plants, and oil facilities had nothing to do with
moving Saddam's forces from Kuwait, but with the unspoken US-UN intent
to destroy Iraq with those Apocalyptic weapons of mass destruction:
war, famine, pestilence, and death. Noam Chomsky correctly called
this "biological warfare."
During the Desert Storm the
Pentagon conducted 110,000 aerial sorties in 42 days, one every
30 seconds. unleashing 85,000 tons of bombs.
Iraq was essentially defenseless. Civilian casualties from the
bombing were in the tens of thousands. Thousands died from direct
bomb hits, but far more died from destruction of the facilities
essential to human life. Within hours of the first bomb there was
no electricity anywhere in Iraq. In the first two days, pipes
distributing water ran dry throughout the country. By February 1991
Iraq's Minister of Health estimated 3000 civilians dead and another
25,000 were in hospitals and clinics. A quarter of a million more
were sickened without medicines or medical care from drinking
On Sept. 17, 2000, Professor Thomas J. Nagy of George Washington
University made public a seven page document prepared by the US
Defense Intelligence Agency. This report, hidden by the government
for ten years, outlined the Gulf Allies' plan to set the stage for
a water-born genocide in that country. The report reads: "Iraq had
gone to considerable trouble to provide pure water for its population...
importing specialized equipment and purification chemicals... a
shortage of pure drinking water... could lead to increased incidents,
if not epidemics of disease... Full degradation of the water
treatment system will probably take at least six months." The Agency's
report "was circulated to all major Allied commands."
This intelligence report identified not only bombing targets, but
those specific chemicals and specialized water purification equipment
which the US and British then added to their list of embargoed items,
to be certain the genocide would succeed. As author and UN specialist
Phyllis Bennis reported, by the 1993 the UN committee 616 which was
required to pass on items ordered under the "Oil for Food" program
by Saddam's government, items to both maintain public services and
repair war damage, had denied over $6 Billion requests from
Saddam's engineers, targeting those specific materials needed to
return potable water to their people and even medical supplies
necessary to treat water-born diseases. The US-British genocide
was thus supported at the UN level.
As intended, Allied bombing had destroyed dams, reservoirs, wrecking
flood control, irrigation, and hydroelectric power. Pumping stations
were crippled as were 31 municipal water and sewage facilities. As
raw sewage poured into the Tigris River, the Iraqis only remaining
source of water, they died by the thousands. The allies dropped
88,500 tons of bombs, equivalent to seven Hiroshimas, rendering
1.8 million Iraqis homeless and killing over 150,000 Iraqi troops.
The Fourth Geneva Convention which the US signed clearly states:
"It is prohibited to attack or render useless objects indispensable
to the survival of the civilian population... including drinking
water supplies and irrigation works."
Added to the carnage of Dessert Storm, the US and British fired
"anti-tank" shells containing depleted uranium, which on contact
burns with intense heat, leaving free uranium 238 particles to blow
about freely in the desert winds. Inhalation of this dust has already
created both an increase in childhood lymphomas, plus birth
deformities. With a half-life of depleted uranium at 4.5 billion years,
lethal radiation from our shells will continue killing the civilian
population for generations. In addition, cluster bomblets,
dropped over civilian centers are still killing children who
pick them up.
Americans may have forgotten that on Dec. 16, 1998, while sexual
McCarthyism played out on the floor of Congress, President Clinton
ordered Patriot and Tomahawk missiles to again hail down on Baghdad.
Operation "Desert Fox" (called " OPERATION MONICA" in the Mideast)
created extensive damage, killing civilians, and targettimg one of
the few oil refineries still able to function.
By 1998, Rick McDowell, whose "Voices in the Wilderness" group had
visited Iraq many times since 1991, reported, "As of 1995, over a
million Iraqis have died, 576,000 of them children, and three million
risk acute starvation... More children have died... than the total of
the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan." McDowell noted the Oil for Food
program was a failure since reparations to Kuwait, paying for UNSCOM
and support for the Kurds ate up over 40 percent, leaving less than
25 cents/person/day for the Iraqis. McDowell said UN Security Council
sanction which embargo pipes, pumps, filters, chlorine, ambulance tires,
and everything necessary to produce potable water represent a "war of
Americans may recall that in October 1998, Denis J. Halliday,
Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and Chief of UNSCOM's "Oil for Food"
resigned in disgust over the US-British interference with his program
in an "all-out effort to starve to death as many Iraqis as possible."
He added: "We see the member states... of the Security Council
manipulating the organization for their own national interests."
Halliday reported UN sanctions had reduced a once-proud civilization
to third world status, resulting in crime, prostitution, beggary,
family breakdown and corruption. He said Iraqis "were selling
their belongings for food." Under Saddam Hussein, Halliday noted:
"Iraq experienced the best civilization in the Mideast with
universal medical care, the finest hospitals, free university
education and overseas grants for graduate students....I went to Iraq
to administer the largest humanitarian challenge in history I didn't
realize the level of complicity in the suffering. It is to the point
of madness. One day we will be called into account."
Halliday, Ex-Attorney Ramsey Clark and others have reported mass
starvation, waterborne diseases previously unknown in Iraq: diarrhea,
cholera, strep, hepatitis, typhoid and polio (which had been eradicated).
Right up to Bush Jr's.' "Shock and Awe" invasion US and Britain
" overflights " pursued this devastation, though with rising
world criticism the French backed out the overflights, (never
authorized by the UN), and bombing missions had killed over 2000
civilians since 1998 wrecking attempts by Iraqi to rebuild its
infrastructure. To pursue this mayhem, the US ignored fellow members
in the Security Council where Russia, China and France, amongst others
had asked the US to quit the sanctions and normalize trade.
The UN's HansVon Spondek who like Halliday had resigned from the 'Oil
for Food Program" in a Boston Globe interview reported the death rate
for children had tripled since 1991, and much-needed electricity was
often lacking in Baghdad. The UN had allowed only $112 million for
repairs whereas the system rehabilitation minimum was over $7.1 billion.
Saddam's people, once the best-educated in the Mideast on a 1989
$2.1 billion school budget, with sanctions struggled with $229 million.
The literacy rate fell from over 90 percent to barely 60 percent.
Computers can't be imported, as the UN fears "military use.".
The Bush II invasion with its capture of Saddam has only added to
the carnage and physical destruction of this once proud people.
The resulting insurgency which US forces face today is understandable
in terms of the past 14 years of genocide. The added havoc of a
second invasion, plus the abject failure of the Bush II administration
to offer the occupied Iraqis either security or viable evidence of
intent to rebuild their shattered lives has added fire to an
increasingly organized effort to drive out the US forces. US
administrator L.Paul Breman III's thoughtless isolation of Saddam's
Bathist party, which constituency, numbering almost 900,000 government
workers and police, might well have maintained law and order and kept
public works functioning during the Occupation, was another major
failure. Jordan's Prince Abdullah on the Charlie Rose Show just two
nights ago explained that he had personally advised Breman to employ
the Bathists, but his suggestion had been rejected. Breman seemed
more interested in privatising Saddam's government-owned industries,
and providing lucrative business opportunities for his friends.
As for Bush Jr.s' Januiary 31 election as writer Edward S. Herman noted
in an extended article ( Z- Magazine Dec 2004 pgs 322-5) the US
experience with such elections managed by Washington in our
military-ravaged countries, such as Vietnam, El Salvador, Afghanistan
and Nicaragua have all been abject failures despite attempts by our
government and a compliant media to present an optimistic picture.
Iraqis may risk their lives to vote for fear their religious group
may be overrun, but most will vote in the hope that
whatever political consortium manages Iraq after our ex- CIA agent
Alawi steps down, will kick the US occupiers out.
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