Muharram 2, 1426/February 11, 2005 #12
TO CHURCHILL's BOMBING OF
CITIES. [Q & A]
Condolences to Prominent Bangladeshi Intellectual
joins in condolences to the family of Dr. Shahjahan Khan.
Truly a success story here when a man lives virtuously for a 100 years
and leaves behind children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren,
all of them wonderful.
Here is Dr. Khan's letter informing us of the passing of his father.]
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah.
Some of you may know that my beloved father died on Friday,
4 February 2005 at about 7:45am (Bangladesh time) in his village
residence in Pukharia, Gopalgonj, Bangladesh.
Innalillahi wainna elaihi rejeun.
He was over 100 years old, and has left 6 daughters and 4 sons
along with 39 grandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren children.
I was able to see him a week before his death and spent the day of
Eidul Adha with him. But I missed his Janaja Prayers as I left Dhaka
few minutes before he passed away on Friday.
Please pray for the departed soul so that Allah forgives all his sins
and grants him paradise.
May Allah guide us to the Jannat.
Dr Shahjahan Khan
New Year 1426 Began on February 10
Let's Make 1426 a Year of Victory for Islam: Unity is the Key.
Oppose the Tyranny of Bush & his Agents in the Muslim World.
Peaceful Change through
Participation, Reduction of Nationalism,
Re-Education of Sectarian Groups:
are our Guidance
The year 1426 has begun and could be a key year in Muslim history.
Predators are hunting Muslims.
has been inaugurated in the
Sharon is in place in
Abdullah of Jordan, Musharraf of
Abdullah of "Saudi" Arabia , Karzai in Kabul, Allawi/Sistani/Chalabi in
are doing their duties.
It's about as dismal a situation as when the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh,
destitute, with his children dead, his enemies united,
his companions under torture and exile, had to leave his home in
to take refuge in Madinah. The rest is history. Now we know that
the Hijrah which seemed to be defeat was the start of victory.
No wonder 'Umar ibn al-Khattab (r.a.) decided to start the
Islamic calendar with the Hijrah.
Here is New Trend's FOUR POINT AGENDA for 1426:
Bring Muslim women into the Islamic struggle, giving them equal
participation in Shoora, the Islamic decision-making processes.
Reduce nationalism. Help the 56 Muslim republics, autocracies and tin pot
nation-states to see themselves as part of Global Islam. ONE GOD, ALLAH,
ONE LEADER, MUHAMMAD, pbuh, ONE UMMAH, from
from Morocco to the Philippines, from Brooklyn, USA to London, UK,
to Paris, France, to Berlin, Germany.
Help the sectarian groups within Islam to re-educate themselves.
Cooperation with oppressors is definitely not the message of
Hussain ibn Ali [Allah be pleased with both].
The sectarian Shi'ite support for American occupation forces in Iraq and
and cooperation with U.S.' surrogate ruler in Pakistan is a strategic
blunder which the Shi'ite leaders have committed. Let us help them
to re-evaluate their position.
In America, work with Christian, Socialist, Native American, Afrocentric,
German and other groups, especially those which are non-doctrinaire and
are working against war, oppression and monopolization of information.
Islamic New Year greetings!
Let us pray that the upcoming year will strengthen our faith, give us
courage to resist
and to stand strong in defense of oppressed
people throughout the world.
Lynne Stewart, 'Ahmed Abdel Sattar, Yusry Convicted in Landmark Case.
by Kaukab Siddique
Larger Picture: U.S. is Bastion for Every Tyranny Against Islam.
activists and all people of conscience are in a state of shock at
the guilty verdict handed down by a New York jury in the case of
three defendants, a famous attorney, an opponent of the Mubarak regime
in Egypt and a university professor. How could this have happened in
America which is supposed to be built on freedom of _expression?
Some Observers are genuinely puzzled because they do not see the
There was a time when America opposed tyranny. The Irish freedom
fighters collected funds in this country. The movement against
Apartheid in South Africa was successful in part owing to the
divestment movement which had widespread support in the U.S. Tens
of thousands of scholars, scientists and dissidents fled to America
from the Muslim world, often to escape tyranny. Among those who came
here was the blind Shaikh, Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman who sought to escape
the brutal regime of Hosni Mubarak. American Muslims openly supported
the people of
[under the Shah] and many others.
Many Muslims in America still do not realize that the
coalition has carried out a coup in America. This is no longer a
free country, although the surface level appearance of freedom is
still tolerated. When Stalin undermined the Soviet revolution, some
of the people most loyal to the Soviet revolution were put on trial
and condemned, through extensive show trials, as enemies of the
people. Something comparable is happening in America today.
When the GUILTY VERDICT was handed down in the New York court on
grown men and women were sobbing in the court,
even two of the jurors. People could not understand how this could
have happened: AN ATTORNEY, Lynne Stewart, WHO FOUGHT TO KEEP PEOPLE
OUT OF PRISON is facing prison herself! Such things are supposed to
happen only in Egypt.
Ms. Stewart stated that the verdict was owing to "the climate of fear"
which prevails in the country. That may be true at the micro level,
and could well have influenced the jury [we'll discuss the micro level
separately], but the bigger picture is much more explanatory of the
situation. My thesis is that the U.S. has become a BASTION for
TYRANNIES IMPLANTED THROUGHOUT THE MUSLIM WORLD. America, which was
for freedom, has reversed itself.
Think this through. Here are the steps to discovery:
Thus, my thesis is proven that the U.S. has become a bastion for
tyranny throughout the world. Totally innocent, non-violent people
are being sent to prison and treated as "terrorist connections"
NOT BECAUSE THEY OPPOSE the U.S. but because they oppose tyranny in
Egypt, Kashmir, Chechnia and Palestine.
Lynne Stewart, Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar and Yusry never tried to harm
the United States.
The idea that they would be involved in teaching violence against the
U.S. is unthinkable. Even the virulent prosecution attorneys did not
make such a claim. The allegation against them was...
OPPOSITION to the TYRANNY of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. There is
documentation available in the archives of Amnesty International
and just about every human rights organization that Mubarak's regime
practices routine and random arrests against suspected opponents,
carries out torture on an ongoing basis and has been involved in
desecration of mosques and rape of female relatives of opponents.
A pre-Zionist-Evangelical-takeover America would have put Hosni Mubarak
on trial. Instead we see Mubarak's opponents being put on trial in an
American court even when it's clear that they have never harmed
America nor did ever intend to do so.
A SIMILAR situation occurred in the case of the so-called
"VIRGINIA JIHAD NETWORK." The young men who traveled to Pakistan
to show marginal, non-violent, support for the cause of Kashmir,
got ridiculously long prison terms from an American judge. Why?
Understand this now....
The U.S. supports
and after the Zionist-Evangelist coup any enemy of India is seen as
an enemy of America. The U.S. did not need the Patriot Act to punish
the Virginia Innocents. Some old, long unused law schedule was dug up,
dusted up to provide a legal face to the show trials of the politically
young Virginian Americans. [MASAUD KHAN was given 90 years by some
twisted interpretation of law which Orwell could not have thought up
with all his creative imagination.
Masaud, like Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar, is a straight American who has
never harmed a fly or refused to pay a traffic ticket.]
Earlier, BENEVOLENCE and other Muslim charities in America were
closed down. The prosecution carried out an intense search of their
papers and found that a very small amount had been donated to buy
boots and warm clothing for freedom fighters in Chechnia. Thus America,
which used to call the Soviet Union an evil empire, now shuts down
charities because they sent insignificant amounts to the Chechens.
[According to the Qur'an, charity can in part be spent for freedom
of enslaved people. Such spending is not an infringement of any
Islamic law on charity.]
Earlier still, the U.S. closed down the Holy Land Foundation which
was helping Palestinian orphans and widows in Palestine. The
Zionist-Evangelical coup meant that the U.S. must not only support
Israel, as it did before the coup, but also stop any help from going
to the Palestinian people if it was not going to puppet groups
controlled by the U.S. and Israel. Anyone who knows Holy Land
Foundation would know that these were the most pro-American, blindly
pro-American people imaginable, very conservative in their politics.
The U.S. evidently closed them down because of the relatively new
alliance with Sharon.
This is the first of a series of articles on the Lynne Stewart-Ahmed
'Abdel Sattar-Yusry conviction.
Towards Understanding Issues Related to Biggest
by Bilal Sunni-Ali, Atlanta
BILAL SUNNI-ALI is the co-producer and host of What Good is A Song ?
a radio news and talk format on WRFG FM in Atlanta.
Bilal and his wife Fulani Sunni-Ali have a seventeen year track record as
radio program producers on WRFG in Atlanta. For the past five years they
have produced THE FRIDAY NIGHT DRUM a weekly summary of NEWS from the
continent of Afrika, the Caribbean the subjugated territory of
New Afrika as well as a Global Report from any where on the globe
where people struggle to have their human rights respected.
In January 2005 Bilal travelled to the troubled region of the Sudan
as part of a fact finding delegation organized by the Washington, DC
based think tank, the GIVE PEACE A CHANCE COALITION. Bilal served GPAC
as both a journalist and as a human rights activist/consulant with his
roots in the "Addenyu Allahu" Universal Arabic Association, the
oldest ongoing Islamic community in north america and his current
active participation in the community lead by
Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin
( the former H. Rap Brown). The following is an interview conducted
by Fulani Sunni-Ali which first aired on What Good is A Song,
WRFG FM -Atlanta, Ga. on Friday January 28, 2005 at its usually
scheduled time 5:30 to7:00 PM
A GRASS ROOTS NEW AFRIKAN MUSLIM VIEW OF THE SUDAN
THE FRIDAY NIGHT DRUM ON "WHAT GOOD IS A SONG" - WRFGfm in Atlanta, GA
FND: What is the meaning of the word Sudan?
BILAL K. SUNNI-ALI : i seek refuge in Allah against misleading and being
mislead into ignorance by others. i ask Allah to guide my heart and to
guide my tongue as to everything i am about to say.
The word "Sudan" literally means Land(dan) of the Black people(Suad).
just as Dafur means Land(Da) of the Fur people.
FND : Where is the Sudan?
BKS : What is known today as the country of Sudan is a political creation of
the British colonialists. We were given some history of Sudan which reminded
us that As-Sudan or the Sudan once was an entity that stretched across our
motherland...from Sea(Atlantic) to shining sea(the Indian Ocean). It included
Mali and Songhai. Songhai by itself was an area greater than the size of the
United States, Mexico and Central America put together. The area that the
colonialists called Sudan which the British granted independence to
in January 1956 is a very large country...the largest on the continent.
It sits in the heart of
East Afrika and is bordered by nine countries: Ethiopia, Eritrea,
Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central Afrikan Republic, Republic of the Congo, Uganda
and Kenya. Besides being central to Afrikan geo-political reality it also
plays a big part in the geo-political reality of the Middle East. It's in a sense
a double cross-roads. Egypt, which is separated from Asia by the Suez Canal
and only in the last half of the twentieth century is not separated from the
Sudan at all. Ancient Upper Egypt was south of Lower Egypt ... Upper Egypt was
Nubia which is central Sudan of today. There is a black belt of Southern
Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, Qattar, and even into India (the Hindu Kush). There is a
natural kinship to the indigenous people of the region known today as the middle
East, regardless of who are the bleached skinned occupiers and rulers of those
lands today. And that's just part of the answer to the question - where is
FND : What is the time difference?
BKS : the time difference is .when it is 12:01am in Khartoum, the capital
of Sudan it is just 4:00pm the previous day here in Atlanta (EST).
FND : What is the terrain of Sudan like? Is it both desert and jungle?
BKS : Very much like the Washitaw or like the u.s.a. in that it has ancient
urban areas... places that have been cities long before cities were developed
in the west. Sudan has desert, plains, mountainous regions like the Darfur
Mountains, the Nubia mountains, semi tropical and tropical areas where you have
rhinocerus, hippopotamus and elephant etc. Also there is that long river known as
the NILE which flows through it.
FND : What is the climate? Are there seasons ?
BKS : There is basically a very hot summer and a season that feels like
summer to us that is the Sudanese winter.
FND: Departing on January 12, 2005, Brothers Ademah Muhammad and Bilal
Sunni-Ali of Atlanta traveled to join other members of their delegation for the
long trip to The Sudan in Afrika. How did you feel about going to the Sudan
BKS : Since i was going to a place i had never travelled to before and it is
a hot spot ...where war is going on, I was very glad to start off the trip by
reuniting with my old friend, brother, comrade and colleague Ademah Muhammad.
Ademah is a television producer and contributor to the Final Call newspaper.
We travelled as part of a twelve member delegtion organized by the GIVE PEACE
A CHANCE COALITION based in Washington, D.C.. GPAC serves as a think tank on
peace and education. In organizing this trip, the GPAC was keenly interested
in a closer look into the distorted media images of Afrika and Sudan in
particular at this point in history. We met with top government officials such as
Governors of states, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (who were our hosts and
guides), Inter regional councils, associations of women, students, inter-faith
councils, members of Parlaiment, members of the opposition and of course we
dialogued with every day people working in the hotels, market places,
gas stations, walking the streets. etc..
FND: WHAT IS THE OVERALL OUTCOME OF THE GIVE PEACE A CHANCE DELEGATION
VISIT TO THE SUDAN?
Was there a Peace Agreement signed? Has the fighting ceased?
BKS: We met with top officials of the Sudan government and members of the
opposition. In ten days we visited Khartoum, Al-Fashir in Dhafur region, and the
ancient royal city of Meroe in northern Sudan. Along with government
officials we also met with powerful women's groups. One thing that i must say here is
that on various occasions i have gone abroad for international political
conferences, fact-finding missions, or to witness war and the making of peace
agreements. This January 2005 GIVE PEACE A CHANCE COALITION's DELEGATION to the
Sudan has been the most peaceful on the part of the Afrikans from the western
hemisphere ... there were no arguments between each other, no trying to out
"black" each other etc....
BKS : We were very happy to be there on the occasion of the Peace agreement.
On the thirty first of December 2004 an agreement was reached between the
Sudanese People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the Sudan government. They met
and came to agreement in Nairobi, Kenya and therefore, it's called the "Nairobi
Agreement." This Peace Agreement has ended the oldest Civil War on the
continent. This war between the North and the South actually started in August of
1955. Sudan became officially independent in January 1956. I had been given
some historical back ground on Sudan by Elombe Brath and Professor James Small.
There was an agreement between the north and south to accept independence from
the British and following a period of five years, to peacefully separate as
two independent countries. When the agreed upon time arrived, their political
conflicts didn't allow for a smooth separation. Many say that the Khartoum
based goverment reneiged on the agreement. So of course there is more than just
one oppostion party. There are splinter groups from the primary oppostion SPLM
like the SPDF Southern peoples Democratic Front all of whom have there points
of differences with John Garanga and the SPLM as well as with the government.
They all expect to sign a peace agreement with the government or be included
percentage wise in the power sharing deal between the government and the SPLM.
The mood in Khartoum these days is one full of hope as everyone celebrates
the new Peace Accords.The situation in Dafur right now is that there is a cease
fire being affected and enforced by military troops of the Afrikan Union.
Peace talks are going on RIGHT NOW about the conflict in Dafur and i was told that
we should expect a peace agreement any day now. PEACE ...PLEASE ...!
FND : What is the traditional religion of the country?
BKS : There was no one in our delegation representing tradional Afrikan
reiligious beliefs and practices and we didn't meet any one professing belief in
any system outside of Islam and Christianity.. and although i posed questions to
the interfaith council regarding Tradional practices, etc... such as how
many ? points of unity? points of departure ? we weren't able to get meaningful
FND : Are there many Christians in Sudan? Where in Sudan do Christians live?
BKS : Christians in Sudan are a small minority, mainly living in communities
in the south. Many of the indigenous people in the rural areas are converting
to Christianity. In the northern urban areas Christians live side by side with
Muslims and others.
FND : Is there a war between Muslims and Christians?
BKS : There is no war between Christians and Muslims. What I understand is
that there have been some policy decisions carried out by the government, which
is predominantly Muslim, that have been insensitive to the Christians. For
example, to build a highway and a church or some property belonging to Christians
or is meaningful to them may be destroyed...whereas a Mosque or something of
Islamic signifigance would not be. The constituion as i understand it is
directed at the rights of citizens regardless of religion or what section of the
country you come from. Gender representation is also big in the Khartoum
government. An issue of grave importance must be understood in regard to Sudan social
order or at least it must me seriously studied and considered. That is the
issue of race. Everywhere colonialism has been it has left this ugly stamp and
the Sudan is stamped in a very peculiar way. First there is this false
worldwide notion that all Arabs are Muslims and conversely all Muslims are Arabs.
Sudanese (Afrikan) muslims who speak Arabic and do not speak another mother-tongue
or dialect from their region are considered to be Arabs. Some of these
Sudanese (Afrikan) muslims regard themselves to be Arabs. Along with this linguistic
differences is a cultural identity crisis. Some of these Arab speaking
Sudanese(Afrikan) muslims have an inferiority complex about being Afrikan. So since
they can't be British they choose to be Arab. Khartoum the seat of the
government which is in the north is a big metropolitan international city, a
crossroads of that region. Khartoum therefore has an overwhelmingly predominatly
Muslim population. Afrikan Muslims in government and living in Khartoum identify
with the region having blood ties to the people. There have even been attempts
to join the Arab League to be a part of that political block. This along with
marginilization and neglect in overall development, and insensitivity in
carrying out policy is interpreted as Arab vs Afrikan discrimination. A very
interesting thing about this phenomenon is that in Afghanistan the Afghanis regard
black people as Sudanese Arabs and the whites refer to the Afghanis as sand
FND : What was the fighting about in Southern Sudan?
BKS : The fighting in Sudan 's south was going on before independence so it
is clear to us that it wasn't a matter of their agreement being broken. John
Garang leader of the main oppostion group, the Sudanese Peoples Liberation
Movement is said to have gone from a pro-black nationalist platform to a
marxist-leninist one, and then to a pro Christian and today in the wake of the Peace
Agreement and national unification there are rumors that he has taken Shahada
(declaration of Islamic Faith) Now we in the New Afrikan Liberation movement
might see that as a standard course of political development. But in the Sudan
every point of tension and every tribal and political difference was
exacerbated. Then you had infighting amongst the so-called oppostion. For instance just
as here you develop political platforms and frameworks first amongst the
people that are closest to you. In Sudan that most often means your tribe. So
political differences are expressed as tribal differences and political conflicts
are often incorrectly misinterpreted as tribal conflicts. As far as slavery we
heard from one of the Generals ...General Ruaik of the Coordinating Council
of consolidated Southern States on this issue. He said that war is ugly and
has some ugly consequences that go with it, such as what to do with the
survivors of battles that they didn't particiapate in. The winnig army has the
responsiblity to take care of PRISONERS OF WAR and (non-combatant) CAPTIVES OF WAR.
Ransoms (financial) are arranged for the release of noncombatant captives of
war. This is distorted to make it appear that humans are bought and sold on the
open market. A humane aspect of their society is portrayed as barbarism.
Taking prisoners and captives is very humane. The saying "take no prisoners" means
kill everyone combatants and non combatants...and that's barbarism.
Concerning rape I asked questions of both women and men. Both agreed that if rape was
as prevelant as the Western media portrays it to be the war would be raging. It
is an aspect of their culture to avenge the crime of rape. Because of the war
and the anarchy that accompanies war, rape is more prevelant during war times
but that's compared to rape being practically non-existent in peace times.
FND : And the fighting in the northern areas of Sudan?
BKS : Fighting in the northern areas is a mirror image of the fighting going
on elsewhere. But let me talk about the fighting in Dafur
which will take us into the fighting in the region. Dafur is a very large
region, made up of a three state combined area which is bigger than Texas. There
is a region in Sudan as well as a region in Chad also larger than the state of
Texas and this is where the colonialists hidden hand comes into play. Dafur
was carved up by the Berlin Conference of 1885. Part become colonial Sudan the
other colonial Chad. In Sudan, Dafur region has desert, plains and
mountains.The fighting there has tradionally been between farmers and herdsmen over
water. Now in the Dafur region herdsmen are usually the ones regarded as Arabs. The
drought has further exacerbated the conflict. It's gone from arguing to
killing each others animals to killing each other.
FND: What is the meaning of the word Janjaweed and who are they?
BKS: The term janjaweed means devil or evil spirit on horseback. Generally
and historically it refers to bandits.One of the mistakes the government admits
to making in arming people to defend themselves against rebel attacks was in
leaving it up to local tribal leaders to distribute the weapons.This has lead
to bands of janjaweed being heavily armed, which made some people say that the
janjaweed is an arm of the government. On another occasion when the janjaweed
were responsible for killing the people of a village the goverment which had
been tradionally responsible for paying the reparations to the village
refused. This led to rebel groups avenging their dead by attacking the government,
which led to government retaliation against the villages. The situation is now
that there are the Janjaweed, the rebels and the government fighting each
other. This isssue is again exacerbated by the Dafurians in Chad (being at war with
Libyans/Arabs) offering arms to the Dafurians in Sudan.The SPLM were also
offering suppport to the Dafurians who are against the government in Khartoum
creating another front for the government to fight on. Remember the question
"Where is Sudan?" Well almost every country bordering with Sudan... Chad, Libya,
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Congo has been fighting against rebel groups
over borders created by former colonial and corporate powers...resulting in an
over-abundance of arms being proliferated in the region.The cold war between
the United States and the USSR was always a hot war in this region.
FND: Is the Afrikan Union present in the Sudan and if so, what is their
BKS: The Afrikan Union is present in the Sudan and are involved in the peace
negotiations. They are in Dafur with military troops.
They are there to affect the cease fire. The Afrikan Union has a political
line which i belive is the correct line. That is that the Afrikan countries
need to form political and economic federations that disregard the colonialists
borders. For instance ECOWAS the Economic and Social Council of West Afrikan
States would be a model for East, Central and Southern Afrika. Then the Afrikan
nations would be on surer ground based on the pre-colonial relationships.
FND : Why is the Sudan being portrayed by the western powers as terrorist
and anti-west just as in the case of Zimbabwe?
BKS : We have a pledge in the New Afrikan Creed which says "I will follow my
chosen leaders and help them". The government of the Sudan in the horn of
Afrkia is like that of Zimbabwe in southern Afrika and very much like that of
Cuba in the western hemisphere. They are leaders that have been chosen by the
people because they promised advancement on behalf of the people and are not
"sanctioned" by the superpowers. Not being "sanctioned" by the one superpower
left, (the usa) they have sanctions imposed upon them by that super power. The
Sudan has been played by the colonial powers to keep it destabilized. There are
no so-called terrorist being harbored by the Khartoum government. There has
been no acts of violence not even a shouting match against any american citizens
in nearly twenty years. Osama Ben Laden was in Khartoum working in his
family's business ... building roads and providing agricultual technology. And in
spite of being bombed under the Clinton (democratic) administration back in
1997, and then having sanctions imposed upon them, Sudan has shown great progress.
That is, progress in being able to pay back IMF and WORLD BANK loans and at
the same time guarantee rights of its citizens while increasing the standard
quality of living of its citizens. Sudan is the leader in Afrika and the Middle
East on how to deal with a super power. The Sudan with peace and without
inteference has the resources to solve most of the problems of Afrika.
FND: How actively do women participate in politics and are there national
BKS: Included with all the nongovernment and government associations, we met
with the Sudanese Women's General Union which seemed to be the most organized
in Sudan and the best organized women in the world that i have heard of or
met with. The SWGU is organized in every sector of society, in the north, in the
south and the Dafur region amongst the grassrooots and in government. As i
mentioned earlier the Sudanese constitution is very citizen conscious and women
are represented in every aspect. Again it is the leader... maybe in the
world, it is definitely ahead of the United States. but coming from a region and a
culture ...Islamic, Afrikan Middle Eastern ... portrayed to have backwards,
outdated views and practices regarding gender Sudan offers the world a shining
example in this regard.
FND: There was no mention heretofore of the youth in the Sudan....What is
the level of participation of the Sudan youth?
BKS: A songwriter wrote that "War is never easy ...it's bound to bring on
hardship" One of the hardships that war brings with it is the constant death.
In war people don't get to get old. I didn't meet any youth organizers but I
took note that a lot of the officals we met with and worked with were younger
than most of us who were part of the delegation. The younger people with the
delegation were in their thirties and they were peers with a lot of the
activists and officials we met with.
FND: Is it true that there are pyramids in the Sudan and perhaps more than
there are in Egypt?
BKS: Oh, yes there are pyramids in the Sudan and many more than there are in
Egypt. We visited a cluster of pyramids not far from the ruins of the ancient
Royal City of Meroe. There were about fifty in that cluster. Some of our
delegation expressed surprise and disappointment that the pyramids weren't giant
skyscapers like the famous Pyramids at Giza. Brother Majdi, our guide told us
that although many pyramids were tombs some had other purposes. I knew from
our community's relationship with the Washitaw Dedugdemonya that pyramids came
in all sizes and that some didn't even resemble the classic look of a pyramid
but inside were designed the same. Also that indigenous people had a system
of pyramids all over the planet.
FND: In conclusion, Would you say that the Sudan is a safe place to visit
and should Afrikans in the west plan to visit?
BKS: I have personally experienced that the warnings of the U.S. State
department are unfounded. I lived in Belize, C.A. right after Independence
(1981)and there were warnings to American citizens about rebels. Again in
Nicaragua(1987) we were told travel at our own risk. The same exact thing always with
Cuba. Now in Mexico they stuck guns in our faces at every check point but we
didn't get any warnings about Mexico. In Palestine they told us to be careful
of Palestinian 'militants' but Israeli soldiers were the only ones who pointed
weapons at us. In Johannesburg they said don't leave your hotel at night
without police escort. I think it's a matter of who's side your on. I am saying
that the Afrikans in the west who know that they are Afrikans as an act of
self-determination need and deserve to visit the Sudan and that the
Sudanese need and deserve to have us visit our ancestral homeland.
Visit , work and stay.
Well, i was only in Sudan for one week and i don't pretend to be an
expert on the region but i did consult with the experts, the officals
in the government the members of the opposition and the every day
people just trying to survive through the chaos and confusion. If
there are any errors i ask Allah, as well
as all the parties involved, to forgive me.
FND: Shukran, thank you Brother Bilal Sunni-Ali. We look forward to any
updates and new information.
Q & A
How do we know that Winston Churchill was a Mass Murderer?
Q. [Re: New Trend's report on the Israeli-Palestinian "peace" deal].
Please share with me the evidence of Winston Churchill being a
Carol Simpson Moncif
Answer by Kaukab Siddique:
During World War II, Churchill initiated and developed the policy of
the bombing od German civilian populations. He insisted on bombing
the German people even when the British bomber fleet was needed to
support military operations. His commanders demurred because of the
ineffectiveness of such bombing. Churchill built up the crescendo
of bombing till the Americans joined in and up to a THOUSAND planes
a night were bombing German cities. The result was the destruction
of just about every German city, the death of hundreds of thousands
of German women, children and old men and the wounding beyond
repair of more than a million civilians.
The British bomber fleet finessed the art of incendiary bombing
which created fire storms in German cities, the worst being in
Hamburg where even people hiding in underground shelters were
roasted alive. This was a real Holocaust which culminated in
the destruction of the southern city of Dresden, an open city,
non-military, famous for its churches, museums, schools and parks.
The city was wiped out with 30,000 killed who could be identified.
The real death toll crossed the 100,000 mark because Dresden was
crowded with refugees fleeing from the advancing Red Army.
Many of the dead in Dresden were children preparing for Valentine's Day.
These terrible crimes against the German people are not mentioned by
the Left in America and Europe because of the fear of sounding pro-Nazi
or anti-semitic. There are indications that the bombing of civilians,
though Churchill's idea, was instigated by his Jewish adviser,
Prof. Lindemann, also known as "the Prof."
Documentation of Churchill as the instigator, organizer and supervisor
of mass murder in German cities is now available. In his massive
[1051 page] Churchill's War, volume 2 in the series,
has quoted from the writings, diaries and internal communications
among Churchill's air force commanders to the effect that the targeting
of German civilian populations was a deliberate policy of the British
war machine. [See for instance pages 356-359 of Irving's book.]
Churchill was a war criminal but he was on the winning side.
He should be of special interest to Muslims and Arab because he
was an avowed Zionist.
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