Muharram 14, 1426/February 23, 2005 #16
Please scroll all the way down for case study of Steve Emerson,
Jew camouflaged as "expert on terrorism."
Troops Killed: January 31-Feb. 21
U.S. TV channels are phasing out the ongoing fighting and
resistance in Iraq. If you watch TV carefully you would think only 7
U.S. troops were killed after the farcical "elections" till February 21.
However, the news tickers and sources for totals of U.S. losses
indicate that 35 U.S. troops have been killed by the
since January 31.
The total killed for U.S. troops is now 1475, with nearly 11,000 wounded,
many with arms and legs blown off.
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into Potential Muslims
February 21 was the day of tears when Malcolm X [Al-Hajj Malik Shabazz]
was gunned down by his own people who were manipulated by the power
structure. Foolish followers are much more dangerous than wise enemies.
A small White minority in South Africa used Black people to keep the
Black majority locked down under Apartheid in South Africa for decades.
The great Native American chief Crazy Horse, who defeated the U.S. army,
was murdered by a Native American.
Malcolm's mind was his greatest asset. He was constantly moving
towards liberation from the snares of America. Nothing could stop him
from accepting the truth. It was as if Allah was drawing him steadily
Even when he was not a Muslim in the formal sense, he questioned
established authority. If Jesus is god [he asked], why is he White?
He saw that integration was pointless. If two men can sit at the same
table but one has a plateful of food while the other is starving,
sitting together is a farce.
At every step of his development we can see that Allah was preparing
him for Islam and martyrdom. He stood for the rights of the Black people,
for their dignity, for their right of self-defense. At that time
Elijah Muhammad was the right mentor for him.
But he moved on to the great truth that
is only a a reflection of the ultimate reality of oppression,
exploitation and hegemony. His spiritual dimension, his Islam, made
him the one who could reject his established place of pride in
Elijah Muhammad's inner circle.
Africa drew him. It was a natural attraction. The central reality of
Africa is Islam. By going to Africa, Malcolm was returning to Islam.
Like Garvey, he was attracted by the RETURN concept. Later,
would actually do it.
Malcom continued to challenge America and was never in any doubt that
the White Supremacist power structure of this country, built on 400
years of slavery, was not acceptable.
Very few in America can compare with him in moral courage, clarity
of thought and its eloquent _expression. It's a shame to see flag
wavers like W.D. Muhammad trying to claim him, or marxists trying to
fit him into their straitjackets. If he had been alive today, he and
Osama would have been friends.
Imam Jamil al-Amin
is one who has kept alive his tradition of open defiance of the
ENTIRE system of exploitation prevalent in this country.
Al-Hajj Malik Shabazz: African, revolutionary, self-critical man of
the spirit, humble, lacking in property [the Sunnah of the Prophet,
pbuh] and becoming ever better and moving forward. Beloved son of
Islam, you belong to the Muslim Ummah. Allahu Akbar, wa lillahil hamd.
Understood the U.S. Power Structure: Opposed Integration into Oppression
SOWING THE WHIRLWIND: The Humiliation of the Pashtun People by U.S. Troops.
"Taliban Country"-A Review +Meeting with Producer
Raw, Strictly Objective Movie Captures Reality of U.S. Occupation of
In this age of
and O'Reilly, "Taliban Country" is a documentary that restores
dignity to the word "journalist." Carmela Baranowska, an Australian
filmmaker, was originally embedded with U.S. marines in Afghanistan's
remote Uruzgan Province. The mission of the marines is to "hunt for
Taliban and Al-Qaida." They are under the command of Asad Khan--the
only "Muslim" to have attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the
U.S. military. Together with Jan Muhammad, a Pushtun warlord, who
cooperates with U.S. troops, they regularly patrol Uruzgan villages.
Baranowska's camera effectively captures the tranquility of the
Afghan village. Birds are singing, children are playing, and one
can almost feel the breeze circulating through the sunny courtyards
of the traditional Afghan clay houses. The viewer gets a sense of what
(state) terrorism means, when the marines descend upon this quietly
serene village, with submachine guns and RPGs drawn, breaking down
doors, and violating the sanctity of households. I was struck by
the similarity in the behavior of the U.S. military with that of
the Red Army--with their infamous house-to-house searches during the
occupation of Afghanistan, also aimed at striking terror in the hearts
of the Afghan population.
Still, in this scene, perhaps due to Baranowska's presence, the
troops are relatively restrained. They find no Taliban, instead
arresting a young local, named Janan, and confiscating only nine
guns. Janan is turned over to warlord Jan Muhammad for questioning.
His interrogation of the young man is little more than a steady
stream of explicit Pashto epithets, capable of making the most
seasoned hoodlum in the American inner city blush. Jan Muhammad,
master of homosexual innuendo, is the quintessential U.S.
approved/appointed Afghan "leader," in the Karzai/Dostum tradition:
ego ridden, power hungry, and willing to sell out his people for a
small price. The contrast between the arrogant and scurrilous speech
of this Tom, and the humility of the soft-spoken Taliban leadership
so demonized in the U.S. controlled
The marines and Jan Muhammad, accompanied by Baranowska, visit a
second village, called Passau. They sit down with the townspeople
to discuss their concerns. Despite the threat posed by armed U.S.
troops and by the ruthless warlord, a villager bravely tries to
raise questions about abuses enacted by the U.S. military. He is
quickly silenced, by the marines' translator, who condescendingly
tells him his concerns are more appropriate as a
Baranowska, a seasoned journalist with years of experience investigating
atrocities in E. Timor and elsewhere, is immediately suspicions.
She decides to return-unembedded--to the area, to find out what is
really underfoot. She returns first to Janan's village of Masazai.
Janan tells her that U.S. troops can't capture any Taliban fighters,
so they make a show of nabbing innocent and helpless villagers like him.
She learns that militias like Jan Muhammad's exploit the U.S. presence
in the region to gain the upper hand over their traditional tribal
allies. Tribe I turns Tom, and falsely accuses their rival, Tribe II,
of harboring Taliban. U.S. marines attack Tribe II based on false
information provided by Tribe I. Atrocities are committed against
Tribe II, which then vows revenge against Tribe I. Thus the exogenous
U.S. presence fuels civil war, exacerbating conflicts which
otherwise would be minimal and fought on equal footing. Imperialist
instigated civil war is an old theme, common to many countries
suffering from U.S. "democratization."
Baranowska returns to Passau, where the villagers had raised
questions about U.S. troops' atrocities. The reason why this issue
was censored during her previous visit immediately becomes apparent.
In a raid conducted June 23, 2004, U.S. helicopters landed in the
village fields and destroyed the crops, setting the stage for what
was to come. According to the villagers, the troops broke china,
pottery, and anything else they could find.
They hacked through the mosque door, threw
on the ground, and defecated in residents' living rooms.
Thirty-five villagers were arrested, and taken away by helicopter to be
interrogated by U.S. troops. Some were threatened that they would
be taken to Guantanomo. The prisoners were tagged like animals before
they were finally released.
The filmmaker finds that the villagers have been physically and
sexually abused by the troops. Noor Muhammad Lala, a village elder
wearing turban and traditional Afghan baggy pants and shirt,
sorrowfully tells his story.
"They tied my hands and put me in a container," he says. He was then
forced to take off all his clothes, and spread-eagled against the wall.
Marines pulled at his testicles and jabbed at his anus. The elder had a
bladder problem and became incontinent in front of his captors who
stood laughing at his predicament. I could not help thinking of the
resemblance to my own dear, elderly Afghan (ex-)father-in-law, his
long white beard, gaunt face with hollow cheeks, and gentle manner.
How would I feel if this were done to him?
Wali Muhammad, Noor Muhammad's son, was also held for questioning.
The marines beat him, fingered his anus, and took pictures of him
naked. There were twenty marines according to Wali Muhammad, and
they stood around laughing and taking pictures of the nude captives.
He and the others were held for three days, he says; they became
hungry and repeatedly asked for food, but were denied it. An elderly
woman, whose veil was removed and who was subjected to a body search,
tells of the village women being pushed around by the troops.
"We'd prefer death to this humiliation," the villagers tell Baranowska.
Back in Masazai, she learns that Major Cook, of the Civil Affairs Unit,
has just visited. One of the village leaders tell her that Cook tried
to give him medicines, corn seed, and a radio. Cook asked him if he
needed anything. He told Cook, in a message that might have been the
cry of the Afghan nation:
"We don't need anything. Don't humiliate us. Don't rob our country.
Don't commit crimes. We don't need anything."
Before leaving Uruzgan, Baranowska returns to Passau a final time.
The villagers tell her that "due to abuse and maltreatment by the
marines," almost all of the families are gone. Of a village of two
hundred, only fifteen or twenty people remain. How history repeats
itself, I think to myself: During the Soviet occupation, too, millions
of Afghans left their homes and possessions to escape life under
occupation. Afghans are a dignified people for whom honor and respect
are everything. Time and time again, they have chosen exile or death
to life under occupation.
The film ends with a footnote that with the initial release of
"Taliban Country," the army launched an inquiry into the abuses.
They confirmed the detention of thirty-five villagers on June 23, 2004.
Answering questions after the screening of her work at the University
of Maryland, Baranowska told students that the inquiry had found
the charges against the marines to be unsubstantiated; Lt. Colonel
Asad Khan had been removed from his position; no others had been
prosecuted. Baranowska has called for an independent inquiry.
MEETING AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
An audience member (at the U. of MD screening), who said she and
her husband worked for an aid organization in Kandahar, tried to
convince the predominantly student audience that the film was an
unfair treatment of the U.S. military, and that a tiny minority of
U.S. troops engaged in this sort of behavior. I wondered, "Do you
think your aid would be needed over there, if the U.S. hadn't gone
in and destroyed that country in the first instance?" I politely
remarked to her that wartime atrocities by occupying troops are
statistically underreported, not over reported, and that the numbers
were probably much higher. The bar on war crimes was set early on
in the Afghan War, with the U.S. refusal to prosecute members of
the Dostum militia who massacred prisoners in Mazar-e-Sharif; and
the U.S. troops who murdered Taliban by suffocation in metal boxes.
I commended Baranowska for her courage and integrity in reporting
the reality of the situation in Afghanistan. U.S. presence in
Afghanistan violates the sovereignty of that country, and U.S.
troops there, as in Iraq, are occupiers. Hence their behavior is
Baranowska's findings cry out for a war crimes investigation.
For more information and U.S tour dates for Carmela Baranowska's
"Taliban Country," or to arrange a screening for your group, go to:
[Ed. Note: Strongly recommended by
American audiences will be helped by this movie to understand why the
Pashtuns are joining the ranks of the steadily growing Taliban
By Jalaluddin S. Hussain
POSITIVE ISLAMIC WORK BEING DONE IN
Canadian Muslims for Jerusalem website, worth visiting
In my last column the e-mail particulars of Nadira Mustapha, of
Canadian Muslims for Jerusalem organization, had typographical errors.
The correct particulars are:
I am sorry. Readers are encouraged to go to her website and e-mail
their sincere comments, to her. Nadira Mustapha is a doctoral student
at the Islamic Studies Institute of McGill University, Montreal, and
is doing her research in Islamic Law. We desparately need, in Canada,
scholars and activists like her, particularly at the time when Muslims,
as a community, are a particular target of attack and need to present
Islam, to the mainstream and grassroots Canadians, in a correct manner.
Anti-Islamic tirade continues
In his second term, George
and his ultra-conservative political friends in Canada, are becoming
more and more anti-Islamic. They are attacking the Muslims, in a
subtle way, by branding many of them as "jihadiists", "extremists"
and "fundamentalists". At this critical juncture all the Muslims -
and non-Arabs alike - need to stand together and ward off,
sometimes hidden, sometimes glaring attacks, of the ultra-conservatives
and Christian Right forces.
Be proud of your Islamic identity
In Canada, we need to fully support all the reasonable elements in
the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC). We cannot afford to knock our
own Islamic activists by labelling them as the non-Muslim enemies
are doing. As Diaspora Muslims, hailing from different countries
and societies of the world, we do need to integrate in the host
society of Canada, gradually and should not lose our Islamic identity,
in the process. In fact we should be proud of being Muslims. I am
particularly mentioning this because, lately, evil forces have been
sowing seeds of dissenssions, not only in
Iraq and other Muslim countries, on the basis of sectarianism -
as Shias, as Sunnis, as Wahabis, etc. but also in Canada. We need
to strongly resist these divisive forces, who have come out in open,
in the garb of discussing the applicability of Sharia laws in Canada
and also of dicussing the pros and cons of entry/deportation of some
so-called Muslim terrorists!
"Jews rule the world by proxy" - Is it racist remark by Mahatir?
All hell broke loose when, back in October 2003, the then Malaysian
Prime Minister, Mahatir Mohamed declared, "Jews rule this world by
proxy". The late
Asper's Canwest Global
empire, unitedly condemned him then for his" racist" remarks. At that
time even a Muslim Montrealer, like Yahya Abdul Rahman, condemned
the then Prime Minister for his "vile and inflammatory" remarks.
However, in all fairness to my pro-active Muslim friend, Yahya, I
will still recommend, to my readers to visit his well-researched website:
when they want to know more about Montreal's Islamic activiies. Yaha
Abdul Rahman works very hard to keep his website uptodate. While
condemning the "vile and inflammatory" fringe of Mahatir's
taken-out-of-context remarks, he also condemned what the State of
Israel was doing to the
Mahatir's call for unity
The reverend and bold Mahatir has spoken once again. This time not
against the Zionists and the Israeli expansionist State, but for the
unity and reconciliation amongst Muslim communities and neighbours,
themselves. The positive impact of Mahatir's reconciliatory speech
will be a second chance for for outside Muslim labour force working
in Malaysia. Bravo Mahatir!
Amal - a beacon of hope for Muslim Montrealers in distress
Amal - Center for Women/Centre pour Femme, of Montreal, organized a
Fundraising Dinner, under the general theme, Successful families =
Successful Communities, Finding the Formula. After the recitation
from the Holy Quran , Sister Ruba Benini, gave a brief introduction,
about the Amal organization. She explained that the word "Amal",
in Arabic, means " hope" and her organization aims at providing hope,
to those Muslim sisters and children, who are facing difficulties
and problems. She acknowledged the cooperation of many individuals,
businesses and mosques, in this project. They extended their hands
of cooperation by donating generously and by giving their time and
expertise. She also mentioned that sisters facing financial distress
have been helped with food baskets, clothings and household
appliances. Amal, she continued, is also helping families, facing
marital problems and providing them with professional counselling.
We have enough Masajid, we need Amal!- Dr. Kassem
Dr. Muneer El-Kassem, in his usual forceful but pursuasive way,
appealed for giving more help to Amal, through money donations
and committment of time and voluntary services. The gathering was
well-attended and more than 90,000 Canadian dollars were raised.
During his speech, even at the cost of sounding controversial,
he declared: We have enough Masajids , we now need more organizations
like Amal. The participants seemed to agree.
DIARY OF A Young BRITISH MUSLIM IN PALESTINE [#1]
[Exclusive to New Trend]
by Rizwan Nazir
Subject: diary from the torn holy land: end of Day 1
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 19:47:45 +0000
Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh.
All praise is due to Allah (swt), Lord of the Worlds.
Sunday 28th November: Jerusalem's Old City (East Jerusalem)
Only got here a few hours earlier and alhamdolillah have had a very
In the morning I got introduced to the ISM
(International Solidarity Movement) lot. The hostel is run by a guy
named Hisham and he is a top bloke alhamdolillah. He has had his fair
share over the years, what with being in jail allegedly 18 times here,
and also in Lebanon and Syria I believe. Has been shot in the head and
a rocket ripped open his stomach,
was even electronically revived so was nearly over in the other side!
Makes our efforts look poor to say the least eh?!
Anyway, the general impression I get from the ISMers is they are the hippy
type, long hair [I fit in nicely ;-)], save the world, peace, way-hey kinda
lot, smoke, drink, feel important. Nah,
some of them have impressed, for example they are truly an international
bunch which shows comittment, Sweden, Japan, Denmark, France, England &
Ireland, USA and Oz - Emma and Christian, a brother & sister from Oz have
just travelled through Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Syria, Greece and Turkey before
getting here! (his Israel VISA was stamped on the same page as the Iranian
one - how ironic is that?!). Most of them are here for a few months and
many come back time and again. And they make the effort to learn the
lingual, I often hear Shukran and insha'Allah mentioned. Then there are
people like us who make no concerted effort at all (I'm speaking for myself
here but I got a 4 for standard grade French!)
Again, my 3 week stint looks pants, I know!
Prayed Zuhr and Asr in Al-Aqsa today, alhamdolillah. it truly was amazing.
Have some nice pics to show you provided they don't get lynched during
departure @ airport. Dome of the Rock was fab as well (also visited below
al-aqsa where there is even more space than above to pray!).
The people are fantastic, very welcoming, open, friendly, giving hugs, etc.
Do get the looks from a few though. Think its cos they think I am
Italian or something! Actually, one brother thought that
I was from Spain!! Its def the long hair, I know, I'll get it cut...!
Just before Asr I was sitting near the imam who was delivering a reminder
in Arabic and a brother was kind enough to come sit next to me and
translate the words!! How decent is that?!
He himself lives in the US now but spends a few months over here and has
done for the past few years. Again, shows the commitment of these folk.
Also shows how necessary it is to learn Arabic fluently now or at least at
our earliest convenience...NOW!!!
Non-muslims, although allowed into the al-aqsa compound, are not
allowed into the two mosques. Even I was getting strange looks
most of the day, and they'd ask "Muslim?" I'd reply Yes, from
Scotland. And they'd say "oh you Scotch?". One guy even said English
until I corrected him by saying No, Scotland and he said yes same
thing, until I cleared up that matter for him!! I aint getting
acussed of being from Enger-lund, not gonna stoop that low! On
several occasions throughout the day, I recited the Qur'an,
mainly Sural Al Fatiah to get re-admission. Poor pronunciation
they must have thought.
Anyway, heard Sami Yusaf nasheeds a few times in the market (souk) which
you go through to get to the mosque, which was unexpected.
The children here are sooooo cute, you just want to go over and give
them a big hug!
On the down side today, was going to Al Aqsa again to pray Maghrib but a
black soldier turned me away saying that it was closed. A guy went in just
before me and another was following closely behind. I told him that I was
only here to pray and he came marching down the stairs saying
threateningly "Do you not understand English?". I just turned away
and left, thought it would be best to de-escalate the sitution
rather than confront. Thinking about it, these soldiers, many in
their early twenties, must be bored beyond imagination, I mean the
very same soldier let me in earlier in the day - they just man the
same checkpoint all day, standing aimlessly (what a crap job that is!).
Did think about going through one of the 6 other gates
but decided against it and hence didn't go for Ish'a either.
In the evening, stayed in, tired now at time of writing...Hisham was kind
enough to cook us a meal, rice, lentils, yoghurt, was yummy. Oh, and the
chicken shawarma I had for lunch was delicious. I'm gonna come back a big
Forget the Beeb, remember you read it hear first! No seriously, the
Palestinian plight continues...
PS - weather wise, was nice and sunny in the afternoon but mornings
and evenings its pure chankin' (i.e. baltic) - freezin!
Oh, before I forget, there is a magazine that the Palestinians read
over here which it top for info. Website is
and subscription is available by e-mailing
Will be very cheap and informative to subscribe I suggest. On a
lighter note, the hostel is only costing around 3.50GBP per day.
Then again, my mattress is approx only 2 cm thick!!
STEVE EMERSON, ZIONIST JEW CAMOUFLAGED as an AMERICAN "EXPERT on TERRORISM"
Dear Mr. Scarborough
It was a relief to see American Muslims on your show [February 22]
talking about a case involving Abu Ali, an American Muslim. You do
invite them once in a year which is quite helpful considering that
you have to discuss Muslim-related issues almost every day.
However, you didn't want to bear the burden of listening to the
other side of the story without help. So you brought on Steve Emerson
to help you in this onerous task.
I noticed that Emerson had nothing to say about the case which was
being discussed but spent his time attacking your Muslim guests,
Mahdi Bray and attorney Nubhani. It appeared to me that Emerson
needs help himself. He seems to think that people who differ with
him are simply "terrorists." Here are the claims of Emerson aimed at
your Muslim guests, along with my comments:
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D.
Attorney Nubhani thinks that
Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman
was railroaded and unjustly sentenced. Emerson probably has no idea
what the Shaikh Omar case is all about otherwise he would agree with
Nubhani. The Shaikh, a blind man who has never called for war on America,
was sentenced to life in prison on the basis of a vacuous conspiracy
charge built up by ONE witness who admitted, under oath, to have been
paid $1,000,000 by the FBI for the entrapment. Consider if Emerson
had been put away for life by an Islamic court on such "evidence."
That would not be railroading?
[Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.]
Emerson claimed that Mahdi Bray had stood by Al-Amoudi and waved his
fist in the air when al-Amoudi spoke against Israel. This was years
back but probably with the help of intelligence agencies that
video tape is available to Emerson. Shouting against Israel? What
a crime! Emerson is completely out of touch. Show me one decent
person who is not against Israeli atrocities.
Emerson tried to win on the basis of his ignorance. He probably does
not know that Al-Amoudi confessed to being an
agent of the State Department.
Thus Emerson should have commended Mahdi Bray for having supported
a government operative.
[Al-Amoudi wrote this in a letter to the
and the letter is available on the Internet.]
Next, Emerson will have to oppose the appearance of State Department
people on MSNBC. How are you going to deal with that?
Emerson thinks that he can de-legitimize anyone by connecting him to
a "thought crime" related to sympathy for Hamas. Emerson does not
tell your audience that HAMAS HAS NEVER ATTACKED AMERICA. It is
fighting Israel. In fact people very close to the White House, like Hosni
the dictator of
and Abu Mazen Abbas, America's "main man" in Palestine, have been
talking to Hamas. So, now you'll have to stop anyone from the White
House who might wish to come on your show.
Emerson has cost America millions of dollars by joining the chorus
of "terrorists are in America." Poor Ashcroft almost went crazy trying
to find the people Emerson thought were there. NOT ONE HAS BEEN FOUND.
There is no American Muslim who has EVER attacked America.
How much more is Emerson going to cost America? MSNBC should dump him
and find a person who is not mentally challenged.
Steve Emerson is such an American sounding name. It gives him an
unfair advantage over his targets, "Mahdi" and "Nubhani" who are so
obviously Muslim and Arab respectively. In the interest of FAIR
DISCLOSURE MSNBC should tell its audiences that Steve Emerson is
a Jew and a long-time supporter of Israel. That is not anti-semitism
but plain old honesty. Emerson's main problem is that he knows very
little about Islam and Muslims but continues to project his Zionist
interests in the name of fighting terrorism.
By the way, the real issue is that
Abu Ali, an American citizen,
was held in Saudi Arabia for 20 months, without charge, and subjected
to torture. Now that he has been brought back to the U.S., he is
being subjected to the obscenity of extreme allegations which are
being publicized on every TV screen even though he has not had a
Emerson and others like him are the enemies of justice and peace.
Till Israeli control of U.S.
is reduced, airheads like Emerson will continue to figure on MSNBC
and other TV screens.
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