Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Muharram 10, 1426/February 19, 2005 #15

A Challenge to Mr. O'Reilly: Factual Errors about Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman & Lynne Stewart

Dear Mr. O'Reilly

Re: your show of February 17, 2005

I am encouraged to write to you because you permitted Judge Andrew Napolitano to come on your show and point out the unconstitutionality and probable illegality of the special order [SAM] which imposed silence on Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman and his attorney Lynne Stewart.

However, you are dead wrong in your assumption that Dr. Omar was behind the first World Trade Center bombing. The defendants in the WTC bombing case were sentenced on March 4, 1994. Jury selection in the case of the Dr Omar [also known as the blind shaikh] began on January 9, 1995 and opening statements were made in the case on Jan. 30, 1995.

You called him "a killer." He was not accused of killing anyone. It was a case of alleged "conspiracy" concocted by the FBI on the word of one FBI agent who was paid $1,000,000 to entrap the Shaikh.

The Shaikh belongs to the pre-9.11 era. He NEVER urged his followers to attack America. I would challenge you to bring any such verifiable statement issued by him. I hope you are not confusing him with Osama. The only thing the two have in common is that their names begin with the letter O. I hope that is not grounds in your ideology for conviction.

You should urge Washington, DC to release the blind Shaikh so that the rule of law may be restored to America. It is a stain on America's justice system that a man of God, blind, diabetic and unable to speak English, is being held in solitary confinement as a "terrorist" because he opposes the murderous pro-U.S. regime in Egypt.


Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D.

Hawaa Barayev, The Sword of the Hijab.

[This tribute to a 20 year old Chechen Islamic woman was first published 4 years back in New Trend and was distributed around the world. The women of Hijab do not accept slavery. Owing to her sacrifice, the Russians are still unable to conquer Chechnia. Dear reader, understand Hijab. If worn for Allah, it has revolutionary power.]


Muslim Woman Stabs the Heart of Russian Special Forces Leadership

To all Muslims!...

To all those who failed to fulfill their duties to their brothers and sisters in Chechnya!...

To all those who waste their time with worldly exploits while Muslims are slaughtered in Chechnya and other parts of the world.

Take heed of the message issued by a young Muslim woman who wore the Hijab and was not even 20 years old, ..whose final words were: I know what I am doing; Paradise has a price and I hope this will be the price for Paradise.

Moments later, sister Hawaa Barayev drove a car laden with explosives through the streets of Alkhan Kala and into a building that was used by the leadership of Russian Special Forces in Chechnya.

Russian troops unleashed a hail of fire in an attempt to stop sister Hawaa, but Allah had chosen to give victory to her and to her message. She drove the car through the gates and into the centre of the building. The explosives detonated ripping through the structure and causing heavy damage.

After the dust settled, 27 Russian soldiers, many of them senior Special Forces officers, lay dead. The building used by the Russian Special Forces was severely damaged, and a Russian army of 270,000 Russians watched helplessly as a female warrior of Allah drove a knife through the heart of the leadership of Russia's elite forces.

The massive damage to the building and the hundreds of panicky Russian soldiers who surrounded the structure after the attack belied official statements that only few soldiers were killed or wounded in the attack.

Sister Hawaas sacrifice for the sake of Allah and the Muslims is a warning to the unbelievers not only in Chechnya, but across the world, that the people of Allah will no longer accept the tyranny of infidels.

It is a warning to all those who think they can commit crimes against Muslim women and children without being accountable for such crimes: Hawaa Barayev

[+ comments on Japanese friends, Lynne, Lebanon & Iran]

In the Name of Allah most Gracious Most Merciful

Quite recently America has re-launched it's war on another fearless Native-American. IN the past it was Lenord Peltier. Now it is Ward Churchill. Quite recently the esteemed professor of the University of Colorado is being attacked for his comments against the War in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Muslim world. His comments have caused a world of "controversy." But the fact of the matter is he simply spoke to the hurt of many Native-Americans.

So General Boykin, Reverend Graham, Jr., Falwell, FOX News can say anything evil about Islam, but when someone condemns the war machine now some in Colorado is being bent out of shape ? Read the full text of his speech. Not just what you want to hear. http://www.darknightpress.org/index.php?i=news&c=recent&view=9&long=1

So now the old Cowboys and Indian saga continues against the Red fathers and mothers of our land.

As a Muslim in America I would like to ask the University of Colorado what did Professor Churchill say that was so bad? And how have you addressed any of the grievances that our esteemed Scholar mentioned?






The list goes on…………………………………………….

As usual some so-called journalists took a few lines out of what he wrote. From there the stage was set for a professor of Ethics to be forced to resign his chair position. It is very interesting. Anyone who is forming views of dissent is being railroaded for no apparent reason. The ONLY reason is that he might be telling truths which people don't wish to hear?

Even so We at NEW TREND wish to ask, respectfully and honestly, why is it that the entire essay was not emphasized? Why was it only certain portions?

Let us go further to FOX news and the University of Colorado. What is it to them that a Native-American speaks out to the hurt of so many people years gone past? We call on Jamaat in CO and the MUSLIMS in CO to defend our red brother from this modern day lynch pen. The American Indian Movement (AIM) has suffered enough in America. Why don't we take time out and listen for a change, instead of jumping the gun every time. The DJ's of Colorado and FOX news should take time to listen and understand what Mr. Churchill has said so many times.

Don't you think it is time for you to open your mind and listen to a Native-American ? Who is not afraid of you? What redemption does America claim if it cannot even listen to an indigenous person of our land without jumping to conclusions. Those who wish to condemn him ought to first look in the mirror before anything else.

Since we are talking about the stifling of Native Peoples, let us once again bring up the subject of Geronimo, something FOX television has not mentioned. How many years has it been now since the, Apache people have asked for the skull of the red father? How long has it been since those who are in authority in America, robbed and dishonored Geronimo's memory? So it continues ..

On Sunday, February 13 Chicago's Japanese American community invited the Muslim community to it's Day of Remembrance. It was to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the date when President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This event will be held from 2:00-4:30 PM at the DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago. The Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, Chicago Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, and the Japanese American Service Committee in collaboration with Silk Road Theatre Project and DePaul University will present a staged reading of Chay Yew's "Question 27, Question 28," a documentary theater piece that tells the story of the World War II evacuation and internment of Japanese Americans as experienced by women. Following the reading, there will be an opportunity for discussion with playwright Chay Yew. This event is free and open to the public.



We are living in strange times where those who claim to love Islam, Allah, and Muhammad are everywhere. They have Muslims names. Often times in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Swahili etc…. IN public they make Salat, Fast, and even give some charity now and then. But what is in their hearts? That's quite another matter. Who they really love or hate is something concealed in hearts. Muslims Shia, Sunni, Sufi, and others need to understand we don't have anyone but Allah and the true believers. That's all we have left now in this nation.

Today the former Lebanese Prime Minister was assassinated. Who assassinated him? And why ? Before u jump to conclusions, let us see who has gained from such a killing. It is not ANY MUSLIM or ARAB or AFRICAN (Because the former Prime Minister did much for Africa) who gained from his death. That is the central question. True he did advocate the removal of Syrian troops, BUT that was hardly the need to kill him. In fact if Syria would kill the former Prime Minister that would only inflame such viewpoints further. THE MATTER IS MUCH DEEPER. New Trend is read in Lebanon. So this writer says humbly and respectfully, before Arabs begin to kill each other we ask that you look more into the case.

Lynn Stewart's case was a JOKE to begin with. Was there any doubt that she would be imprisoned? The detention, called-for incarceration, and mocking of Lynn Stewart is a signal that ALL MUSLIMS have now lost their rights in society. The case proves that even a respected attorney like Barrister Stewart (WHO EVERY WOMEN IN AMERICA SHOULD GIVE MEDALS TO FOR HER WORK IN THE 60'S) must live in fear for only defending what is written in the constitution. As for the charges she relayed information to extremists, we ask how is that different from what other groups have done in the past? How is this different FROM ALL THE TIMES KKK supporters moved information in and out of courts ALL OVER THE SOUTH, during the Civil Rights movement (read To Kill a Mockingbird) SURELY hundred of such message were relayed to other for the killing and murder of Civil Rights activists all over our nation. JUST LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON IN SAINT LOUIS. Why has the KKK recently been buying bill board ads and radio time? YOU MEAN TO TELL ME KKK operatives in the court didn't relay this information to White Supremacists for them to carry on such activities? It is a FARCE. Who does the Justice System think they are fooling. We will follow Sister Stewart NO MATTER where or how she is jailed.


It is clear now that America intends to bomb Iran. After a recent trip out East, the topic was Iran. How bad Shias are, (it was only one month ago when Shias were considered Moderates) How Shias are evil Khomeini like, (Not the ones in the United States of course) And the evil groups in Iraq have now won the election. Although some are hailed as great freedom fighters, the majority are spoken of as bizarre examples Iranian-Wanabies. (PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT THESE ARE NOT MY WORDS BUT THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY). The talk around coolers is one of "We must get those Iranians, they have always been terrorist Supporters." And even disguised comments of racism towards any Shia Imam dressed in Black.

One only needs to remember what happened in Los Angeles back in 2002 when many many Iranians were lured to Immigration offices. Before anyone knew what was happening they were detained, hosed, and in-prison. SOME of them were U.S. citizens. It was only after months of arguments that the matter was finally resolved. Now the question you must ask is, If America cares about freedom in Iran, WHY DID IT NOT CARE ABOUT THE FREEDOM OF THOSE DETAINED back IN 2001? Yes some of them were illegal immigrants but is that reason enough to hose people down with water? I ASK U to take a HARD look before you begin a new war. And who will go to such wars?

It will not be those with connections to the U.S. government. It will be the brown, the black, the red, and the poor white. WE need to just say no. NO to war in the Muslim World, Latin World or anywhere else.
Mohurram 10, 1426: A non-sectarian look at Islamic history.

Martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali: Lasting Symbol of Islamic Resistance to Tyranny.
Misled & Sold-out Leaders Create Shi'a-Sunni Conflict.
Historically, Hussain, r.a., belongs to Islam, not to a Sect:
Cooperation with U.S. a major Shia blunder

by Kaukab Siddique

In its essence, Islam is only the Qur'an and the verifiable, authentic example of Muhammad, pbuh, transmitted through Hadith Any objective scholar of the early Islamic era, the golden era, would agree that strictly speaking, the decline of the Caliphate [khilafat] began with the murder of 'Usman ibn Affan, r.a. The model Islamic society, in its pristine purity can only be seen in the life of the Prophet, pbuh, in Makka, in the Madinatun Nabi which he ruled and in the Caliphate of Abu Bakr, 'Umar and 'Usman, Allah be pleased with them.

Ali, r.a., a man of great piety and physical courage, was not comparable as a leader with the Prophet, pbuh, or with Abu Bakr, 'Umar and Usman, r.a. With him the Caliphate was re-located from Madinah to Kufa and underwent a steep decline. He made major errors in fighting hazrat 'Ayesha, r.a., carrying out a prolonged war with Muawiyya, in spite of opposition by his own son, Hasan, r.a., and finally fighting and killing his own people at Nehrwan, one of whom, ibn Muljim, later assassinated him.

With Ameer Muawiyya, we enter the era of Kingship and the re-location of the now deteriorating Caliphate to Damascus, though still a benign and largely morally positive force.
Through his skillful leadership Muawiyya was able to keep the Muslims united and internally peacefully. However, Muawiyya had opened the door to Kingship and systematic attempts to foist hereditary rule on the Muslim ummah. He used his power and influence to carry out a "vote" [somewhat in the style of the U.S. in Iraq today] to make his son Yazeed, King after his death.

It was during the time of Yazeed that the government crushed internal dissent. Imam Hussain and his family were surrounded by a large force of the King's men and slaughtered in the sands of Kerbala, down to the last male, with the exception of one child. Their heads were then paraded through the population centers to terrorize the people. Thus the ultimate evil was born in the era of Kingship, the murder of the beloved grandson of the Prophet, pbuh, Hussain, r.a., the son of a great sahabi, Ali, r.a., whose mother was Fatima, r.a., the beloved daughter of the Prophet, pbuh, the woman of Paradise, the heart of his heart, who was present on the battlefields of Islam and cleaned the bleeding wound of the Prophet, pbuh, on the day of Uhud. For Muslims, a greater sorrow and a greater tragedy cannot be imagined.

However, even greater than the tragedy of Kerbala is the fact that Hussain, r.a., refused to bow before tyranny and Kingship. He willingly gave his life, though CERTAIN THAT THERE WAS NO ESCAPE, because he would not accept a regime which was not based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah and which made the ruling family exempt from Islamic Law.

In his courage, Hussain, r.a., was like the defenders of Fallujah today who would not surrender in front of overwhelming force. Thus the sectarian categories do not apply if we look at the original example.


The leadership of both Sunnis and Shias is at fault and has been at fault. Some of these leaders were simply ignorant and thus misled their people. Others allowed themselves to be used by tyrants, and still others worked for and cooperated with foreign powers, such as the Shias of Iraq today.


Sunnis throughout history have tried to understand and sympathize with the tragedy of Karbala. They tried to soothe the Shia sect by saying that Ali, r.a., was the 4th Khalifa-e-rashid and he was as good as Abu Bakr, 'Umar, and Usman, r.a. Sunni scholars unanimously condemned Yazeed as accursed and profligate.

However, in our own times, with the victory of the revolution in Iran, led by Imam Khomeini, may Allah fill his grave with light, the Americans and their close allies, the Saudis, felt threatened. The revolution made the Muslim masses everywhere feel a surge of empowerment.
The Iranian people had shown that people's power, based on faith in Allah and led by a God-fearing Imam could topple the most powerful King.

At American instigation, the Saudis funded their people in Muslim countries to produce books against Shias and particularly against Imam Khomeini. The Saudi Kings had been friends with the Shah of Iran who was also the "main man" of the Americans outside the Arab world.

Hence an attempt was made to produce quantities of literature to legitimize the rule of Muawiyya and Yazeed, and indirectly of all Kings including the Saudis. This kind of literature also found favor with dictators who were only secularized versions of kings. Obscure books like those of Mahmud Abbasi, which claim that the tragedy of Kerbala was merely accidental and unimportant, were brought forth in new guises and distributed in the form of tracts.

The claim was made that Hussain, r.a., had broken his oath of allegiance to Yazeed and hence was a rebel who had to be crushed! Such shameful claims gradually led to the accusation that perhaps Shias were not even Muslims.


After the revolution in Iran, anti-revolutionary forces, seemingly manipulated by the U.S., killed the main leadership of Islamic Iran. In one night, 72 of Iran's new leadership were wiped out. The newly elected prime minister was blown up in his own office. Thus a second and third grade leadership was left in power. These were local Iranian mullahs who had very little understanding of the Muslim world which is 85% non-Shia. When Imam Khomeini urged them to distribute the teachings of Islam, they started digging up old sectarian books, getting them printed up in glossy format and shipping them by the tons to every Muslim country.

The material thus distributed, which later still took the form of tracts and polemics, was enough to destroy the Shi'a cause at its own hands. Here are some samples of the poison in these Shi'a books, now easily available. [May Allah forgive us for mentioning the garbage in this propaganda. These are all fabrications which have been answered in detail by Shah Waliullah, Maulana Maudoodi and many others.]
  1. Only six Companions of the Prophet, pbuh, were loyal to Islam. The rest were hypocrites.
  2. Ali's, r.a., right to the Caliphate was usurped by Abu Bakr, Umar, 'Usman, r.a.
    [In this kind of Shia literature, the Sahaba are never honored by the letters r.a.]
  3. Umar, r.a., the second Caliph of Islam, tried to break down the door of the home of the Prophet's daughter, Fatima, r.a., and threatened to set fire to it! As a result she had a miscarriage!
  4. 'Ayesha, r.a., rebelled against the rightful authority of Ali, r.a.
    [I am too much afraid of Allah to mention the other things they say against 'Ayesha, r.a.]
  5. Muawiyya was appointed as governor of Syria by 'Umar, r.a. Yazeed was Muawiyya's son, so 'Umar, r.a. is also to blame for what Yazeed did. Abu Bakr, r.a., was 'Umar's friend, so he too should be blamed for Yazeed's actions. And of course 'Usman, r.a. was related to Muawiyya, so he too should be condemned.
    [These Shias forget that Hasan, r.a., and Hussain, r.a., defended Usman', r.a with their swords.]
  6. All the narrators of Hadith, such as Abu Huraira, r.a., should be condemned.
    [During Muawiyya's time, all the Muslims, including the sons of Ali, r.a., and Abu Huraira, r.a., worked with Muawiyya because Hasan, r.a., accepted the rule of Muawiyya.]
  7. Abu Bakr, r.a., took away the garden of Fadak from Fatima, r.a.
  8. Systematic and ritualistic self-flagellation and taking out of processions about the martyrdom of Hussain, r.a. were presented as Islamic endeavors although such behavior was condemned by the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, who considered displays of mourning as part of paganism.
    [Many Shias do not know that this ritualization of self-flagellation and processions on Ashura were started by the autocratic sultan named Muiz-ud-Dawla in the year 352 of the Hijra.
    He also started the Shi'ite celebration Of Eid-e-Ghadir on the day of the martyrdom of 'Usman, r.a., with the claim that at Ghadeer, the Prophet, pbuh, had ordained the Caliphate for Ali, r.a. These fabrications make many Muslims think that Shias are not Muslims. In fact neither Ali, r.a., nor Hussain, r.a., nor ANY of the great scholars whom the Shias consider their Imams, such as Baqir and Jafar [may Allah exalt them] endorsed any of the eight points given above. Even those of the early Shia Imams who considered Ali, r.a., as superior to Abu Bakr, 'Umar and Usman, ra., did not say that these three great men of Allah had usurped the Caliphate, and they never insulted 'Ayesha, r.a.
IN MORE RECENT DAYS, the Shias have gone completely against the teachings of Hussain ibn Ali, r.a.

Hussain would not accept even the tyranny of a Muslim ruler. Here we have Sistani, Allawi, Chalabi cooperating with the American military armada and participating in elections held under the protection of American tanks. Iran made a strategic blunder by supporting American sanctions against Iraq. Iran supported the U.S. against the Taliban, was "neutral" about the Indians against the Kashmiris and the Russians against the Chechens. It made much rhetorical noise in support of the Palestinians but never really helped them. It even supported the U.S. "elections" in Iraq, thinking that the fruits of Muslim suffering would fall into its lap. With Sistani, Iran watched the destruction of Fallujah in silence. Suddenly now Iran finds the result of its error of cooperation, or masterly inactivity in the face of aggression against Muslims. It is being threatened by those it sought to befriend. Iran hated Saddam so much that it lost its original direction which was anti-imperialist.

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