Rabi' al-Awwal 21, 1426/April 30, 2005 #32
WAR NEWS: [From our
with brief analysis
HAITI: April 30, Police opened fire on pro-Aristide
demonstrators, killing 9 people. Human
reports say that Haiti is under severe repression and banditry
with an average of 100 people being killed every month.
media are leaving out Haiti, on
doorstep, and focusing on unverifiable reports about Darfur,
BANGLADESH: Between April 23 and April 25, there were
repeated exchanges of fire between
and Bangladeshi border forces on the Tripura border. On April 26,
Bangladesh complained that Indian helicopters are intruding into
Bangladesh and trying to figure out the placement of its border troops.
There were two "terrorist" attacks in Cairo, Egypt on April 30.
Fox News is reporting the Egyptian government version of the
attacks but the information is gradually becoming clearer. It
appears that both attacks were amateurish but might have done
serious harm to the
tourist presence in Egypt. In one attack, a
seriously wounded 7 Israeli tourists.The powerful explosion shook
the area of the Museum well known to tourists. The martyr is
identified by the regime as Yusri Yasin. In the second attack 2
VEILED MUSLIM WOMEN
opened fire on a bus carrying Israeli tourists. Both Muslimahs
were martyred in the return fire from
troops. The names of the women martyrs have not been revealed yet.
It appears that Israeli visitors are well guarded by the Mubarak
[The Egyptian foreign ministry went into high gear to
nullify the reports. It is well versed in propaganda and
claimed that the women "killed themselves." The Zionist
in the U.S., including NPR, tried to hide the Israeli targets
and described them as "foreign tourists." The first reports picked
up by Fox identified the tourists as Israelis.]
Islamic fighters strike at will in Baghdad:
On April 29, there were 17 coordinated bomb attacks by the
resistance within the Baghdad area. Reports indicate at least
50 policemen and "National Guards" working for the U.S. were
killed and more than 100 wounded. In addition, the attackers killed
3 U.S. troops and wounded 4. Five of the attacks were carried out
by martyrdom operators.
Fox News reported that another 4 U.S. troops were killed and 2
wounded by the Islamists near the
border on April 29. On April 30 the attackers killed another
2 U.S. troops in Baghdad. There have also been mujahidin attacks
in the Baquba and Ramadi areas.
The success of the attacks right in Baghdad indicates that
General Myers' claim of mujahid leader Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi
being almost captured in March, fleeing after leaving behind his
lap top with all his information, may be a figment of the
The mujahidin attacks continued on April 30 as
"went to press."
TALIBAN OFFENSIVE: Biggest U.S. Losses Reported
Urdu language newspapers indicate that elite cadres of the Taliban
have carried out impressive attacks between April 22 and April 29.
This information is important as it has been left out by Dawn,
the English daily which follows the American line that Afghanistan
has been "liberated." Here are the most important items:
In Paktika province, in a rugged area known as Mangreti Birmal,
a U.S. force fell into a well prepared Taliban ambush. The
attackers opened fire with heavy machine guns setting U.S. vehicles
on fire and killing 28 U.S. troops. The Islamic fighters then
engaged the survivors in hand to hand combat and literally
slaughtered the remaining 7 U.S. troops using big knives.
The U.S. air force responded with MAXIMUM force and devastated
the area with B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters using rapid
fire missiles. The reports claimed that the mujahidin escaped
before the big bombers hit.
In separate incidents on April 26 and April 29, the U.S. bombed
the Islamic guerrillas, probably withdrawing from the attack,
reportedly killing 4 Taliban in one attack and 6 in the other bombardment.
On April 26, in the Kandahar area Taliban blew up a police
truck carrying forces hired by Karzai. All 14 policemen in the
truck were killed. Within Kandahar city itself, the Taliban blew
up a position manned by ROMANIAN troops, killing one Romanian
soldier, wounding 2. The Romanian commander has announced that
his troops will not participate in any new operations till the U.S.
can guarantee their security.
On April 28, the Taliban attacked Afghan troops hired by the U.S.
in Zabul province, killing 5 and injuring three. The same day
they attacked U.S.-hired troops in Kunar province killing 7
soldiers. In Urazgan province, Karzai forces struck back and
killed a local Taliban commander, Bismillah Khan, and captured another.
On April 25 there were numerous small Taliban attacks across
southern Afghanistan in which a Japanese engineer, a U.S.
security officer, 2 Afghan mercenaries and 6 Taliban were killed.
[There are several other such reports.]
Taliban spokesman called Pakistani newspapers by telephone to
emphatically and categorically deny that Bashir Noorzai and
his drug dealing had anything to do with the Taliban. The U.S.
recently arrested Noorzai in New York and claimed that he was
heavily involved in the heroin traffic used to fund the Taliban.
The Taliban spokesman says they reject the use or sale of any
drugs and stopped poppy cultivation when they were in power.
Karzai is reported to have asked Rumsfeld to bring Mullah Zaeef
to Kabul to help formulate a "moderate" Taliban group which
would cooperate with Karzai to mollify the majority Pashtuns
[who boycotted the so-called elections in Afghanistan].
Pakistani papers say, not only Mullah Zaeef rejected the offer
but information about his torture by the U.S. came out. He is being
held in a CAGE in Guantanamo Bay and to humiliate him, his turban
has been removed and his head and beard have been shaved.
[In one of his crimes against international law, General Musharraf
handed over Mullah Zaeef, Afghanistan's last ambassador to Pakistan,
to the U.S.].
African-American Muslim Soldier Sentenced to Death.
[40% Drop in Black Enlistment in Armed Forces In Spite of Unemployment.]
Death for Akbar
by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
won't solve army's racial woes
The instant a military panel convicted U.S. Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar of
the killing of two army officers and wounding 14 other U.S. soldiers
at a military base in Kuwait the first week of the Iraq war,
Akbar's father screamed
He claimed that white racists and Nazis had harassed his son
in the barracks, and that drove him to his murderous assault.
He demanded an army investigation.
That isn't likely to save Akbar from getting the death penalty. The
death penalty for him sends the stern message that any hint of
disloyalty or rebellion within the ranks will not be tolerated,
especially when it results in the wanton killing of other
Five soldiers are now on death row at the federal prison at
Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. The army denies it tolerates racial
extremism in the ranks. It has not investigated John Akbar's claim.
But his demand for an investigation
should not be casually blown off.
Akbar is a Muslim. The number of Muslims in the military has risen
in recent years. It's not farfetched that at least some Muslim
military personnel have privately expressed qualms about fighting
other Muslims. There have been reports of anti-Muslim tensions
in the military.
Akbar is also Black. And that could have further marked him as a
target for persecution. The army denied that racial harassment
had anything to do with his act. Before Akbar's deadly attack,
there was little public hint of disloyalty by Blacks within army
ranks and only scattered reports of racial
conflict within the military.
However, this does not mean there is no racial conflict in the
army. The army has always kept a tight lid on information about
racial conflicts within its ranks. It paints a picture of the army
as a place of racial and religious nirvana where Blacks can acquire
education, skills and training and advance their careers. It's not
total military puffery.
According to Department of Defense figures, Blacks make up one out
of four army enlistees. Black women make up fully half of the army's
enlisted women. Since the mid-1990s, the number of Black
commissioned officers has jumped.
Twelve percent of the Army's officers are Black.
While ROTC programs have been dumped from or chased off numerous
major university campuses, they have expanded at Black colleges.
Half of all army ROTC commissions received by Blacks are awarded
at 21 Black colleges.
The top-heavy number of Blacks in the military has reinforced
the public perception that the army is a comparative racial oasis.
As one observer noted, "It's the only place in American life
where whites are routinely bossed around by Blacks."
That hasn't stopped the wholesale stampede of Blacks away from
military recruiters. In the past four years there's been more
than a 40 percent drop in Black army enlistment. That drop comes
despite an astronomically high unemployment rate among young
Black males, and a nearly 50 percent high
school dropout rate for them in some urban school districts.
A significant number of the Blacks in Iraq are in front
line-fighting units. Though they aren't dying in disproportionate
numbers to whites,
Black opposition to the war is far higher than that of whites and Latinos.
The perception is that army service is risky business for Blacks.
That's the biggest reason many young Blacks give for disdaining
Blacks are also wary of the military because of the Iraq war.
They oppose the Iraq war in greater numbers than whites and
Latinos. The war is seen as
war, and they revile anything that has to do with Bush's policies.
That presents a big dilemma for the army. It desperately needs
Black enlistees to fill its rapidly depleted ranks, yet despite
Bush's frequent promises that the military has gotten the upper
hand in Iraq, the killing continues. This further increases
Black suspicion that if they enlist they
can be killed in battle.
The fear that Blacks, especially poor Blacks, will die in
disproportionate numbers in an unpopular war was a big reason
that Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel pushed hard in Congress
last year for the reinstatement of the draft.
That supposedly would equalize the chance that whites would serve
in the military and thus equalize the risk of death. Bush and
military officials vehemently opposed bringing back the draft.
Congress took no action on it.
Whether Akbar was driven to commit murder out of anger over
racial harassment or not, his deadly act was an extreme and
indefensible example of frustration with a war that many Blacks
don't believe in. They have chosen to show their opposition by
just saying no to the military. A death sentence for Akbar will
close the book on a deadly chapter in the Iraq war. It won't
change the view of many Blacks that the army is a deadly place for them.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a columnist and political analyst.
Jewish-Run Concentration Camps in the Soviet Union
by Dr. Hermann Greife, 48 pages, numerous photos, maps. $5,
published with an introduction by Dr. E. R. Fields from Marietta, Ga.
This booklet has been out of print since 1937. It deals with a
fact well-hidden by the
in control of information in America that: Stalin's hard labor
camps and his entire
machinery of state terror was run by Jews.
The vociferous demands of the Jews for reparations hide the ugly
reality of their role in the Soviet empire. The writer identifies
by name all the Jews who were part of Stalin's power structure and
who carried out his state terrorism against the peoples of the
Soviet empire. Almost every key position was held by them and they
can therefore be held responsible for the worst crimes in human
history, second only to the slave trade from Africa to America
(where too they had an important role).
The author uses Soviet publications to document one of the horrors
of the Stalin era: the construction of the White Sea Canal in the
north of Russia towards Finland. The
digging of the canal in the sub-freezing weather was carried out by
slave labor under cold-blooded command of Jewish slave masters
but the Soviet media presented it to the world as a major triumph
of Communism till its failure became self-apparent.
More than 12 million people died in the Jewish supervised terror
of the Stalinist era.
However when the USSR collapsed, there was no accounting for
the wrong done. No reparations were paid. There was no
Nuremburg-like trial. No state terrorists were punished or even indicted.
By contrast the Jews have deafened the world with their clamor
about their suffering at the hands of Hitler. No one is allowed
to challenge their propaganda and they are going from country
to country demanding reparations.
Although Griefe's work is specifically meant to highlight the suffering
of Christians (whom the Jews hate), some of the specific examples he
gives bring out the fact that
many of the victims of the Jewish-run slave labor terror were Muslims.
This book deserves wide distribution and should help to put an end
to the Jewish claim that they are the victims of the 20th century.
Jewish-Run Concentration Camps in the Soviet Union by Dr. Hermann Griefe
is available for $5 from:
New Trend, P.O. Box 356, Kingsville, MD 21087
Reader Hurt by New Trend Article on
giving Fatwas Explains why he is Leaving us
I have personally known you since 1985 and tried to engage you in
various ways, I have concluded that you always speak the truth.
The way you do it bothers me. In fact, you have made a career of
hurting feelings of individuals, organizations, nations or any
entity that disagrees with you. We can disagree, but there are
adaabs of disagreement which you disregard.
Read for yourself the disclaimer on new Trend and tell me that
it is all hunky-dory. It shows your fear of the "authorities".
Thank you and AH Life is not only about winning arguments and
calling people unkind names. In our quest for truth,we are
supposed to agree to agree instead of disagree disagreeably.
You are forever looking for enemies whom you can trash or former
friends suddenly become bitter enemies. I wish you well but
prefer not to hear from you. Thanks again
I have tried hard to cope with your peculiar and sometimes
irrational biases for or against: e.g. favoritism of color,
hatred based on race, organizations (4 letter,
CAIR, ISNA, ISB etc.), undue favoritism and sometimes really cheap
praises for women. When you gave a fatwa that women can give
fatwas and be leaders of women and men, you lost me. I can see
you praying behind Amina Wadud or Irshad Manji.
When you talk to people, and it especially hurt me to see the
expression on your face namely : "Why I am talking to this fool? "
If you do not believe me (you do not believe in any one except ALLAH)
observe your own reflection in the mirror of other people's eyes.
FATWAS and Dr. Amina Wadud
Ed. Note: We are sorry to lose Br. Salim Khatib.
'Ayesha Siddiqa [r.a.] gave fatwas, so we would be dishonest to
say that women cannot give fatwas. Also, the brother should
distinguish between Irshad Manji and Dr. Amina Wadud. We have
published articles critical of Dr. Wadud, which he has probably
not read. Dr. Wadud is a learned women and a practising Muslim.
Dr. Wadud has not answered our questions but she has shared
her emails with us which indicate as follows:
She is distancing herself from the organizers of the New York
gender mixed Juma' which was put together by Asra Nomani, the
friend of Wall street journalist Daniel Pearl.
She has pointed out that Tarek Fatah put his own angle on the
report he distributed of her speech in Toronto. Fatah is known
for his anti-Islam activities and it would not surprise us that
he slanted his report of Dr. Wadud's speech to create maximum
dissension among the Muslims.
Why is New Trend interested in the activities of W.D. Muhammad?
W.D. Muhammad is a well known supporter of the U.S. government.
He had a track record of support for the White House during the
Clinton presidency and has been consistently pro-Bush through the
Only People who Know W.D. need Apply.
Many American Muslims see him as an orthodox Muslim and want to
ignore the fact that
does not permit cooperation with aggressors, oppressors and exploiters.
More recently W.D. Muhammad drew our attention because he started
digging at the roots of the Islamic belief system.
He stated at Lincoln University that definitely there can be
messengers from Allah after Muhammad, pbuh. This was
independently reported by an eye witness
[not by the editor of New Trend].
Later W.D. himself confirmed this and tried to justify himself
by saying that "messenger" can be any messenger, or anyone who
brings a message.
Saying that there can be messengers from Allah after Muhammad,
pbuh, is KUFR. This is not just the view of New Trend but of
ALL SCHOLARS OF ISLAM and of ALL Islamic schools of thought through
the 1400 years after Muhammad, pbuh.
Then about the Pope John Paul, W.D. said that he was of the
essence of Christ. From the Islamic viewpoint, that is SHIRK.
No Muslim [and most Christians] do not believe that the Pope is
the essence of of Christ on earth. For Muslims, Jesus, pbuh,
was a Messenger of Allah. No one else can have his essence.
[Again New Trend did not make this up. It was independently
reported and was then distributed by a supporter of W.D.]
W.D. Muhammad is still welcome to write to New Trend and
state his position.
New Trend would view W.D.'s views and beliefs as just another cult
and fad which proliferate in America. But W.D. is strongly linked to
the American power structure which raises the question: Is this
supporter of American power now being used to attack Islam's belief system?
We want to create a profile of W.D. for those who may not know how
close his relationship with the White House is. We invite our
readers to provide the following information to help us build
the profile. Most of this should be available in back numbers
of W.D.'s own magazine MUSLIM JOURNAL. If you have the back
numbers, please send us the relevant quotations with the date on the paper.
We need this:
We will reject letters from W.D. supporters who claim to
have known W.D. for many years but cannot give any of the
information listed in the 14 points above. Such false claims
should not published.
W.D.'s statement during his "resignation" speech that he worked
for the U.S. State Department. [This was on C-Span.]
A letter from the U.S. State Department, published in the
Muslim Journal, which praises him for his work with them
His visits to the White House during the sanctions on Iraq when
Iraqi children were dying like flies, in which he enjoyed meals
with the Clinton administration.
His visit(s) to the White House during the Bush administration
where he was comfortable with the Butcher of Baghdad.
His interview with the editor of the Muslim Journal [his own paper]
in which he justified the U.S. government's sentencing of the blind
Shaikh [Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman]
to life in prison.
The Voice of America [broadcasting to the Muslim world] that
U.S. Muslims are doing very well and W.D. is an example of
W.D. has consented to all outrages of the U.S. government
against AMERICAN MUSLIMS.
If you can find ANYTHING in the Muslim Journal or elsewhere
which indicates that W.D. is uncomfortable with the oppression
Please send it to us.
Imam Jamil Al-Amin.
Prof. Sami Al-Arian
'Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar
The Virginia Innocents
Siddique Abdullah Hasan
The crimes against the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.
There is a slight chance that W.D. might have shown some
displeasure at the suffering and torture committed in the
Abu Ghraib prison. Even non-Muslims and Republicans have been
outraged by it. Let us know what W.D. said.
It's not that W.D. does not get outraged by human suffering.
He was outspoken in condemnation of the
attacks and his team went in to show its patriotic fervor. Do
send us what his paper said about 9.11 so we'll have a balanced
portrait of him.
What does he say about
the main source of Islam, second only to the
W.D. has been silent about all the air attacks the U.S. has
carried out in Afghanistan and Iraq. In his speech at
Lincoln University, he was asked a DIIRECT QUESTION about
the genocide in Fallujah. He hedged. It was the same speech in
which he claimed that there
definitely can be messengers after Muhammad, pbuh!
W.D's linkup with Zionist
from some of the biggest Jewish congregations in America.
W.D had himself photographed with Jewish Rabbi and the photo
was published in his paper.
W.D. was invited to speak at the Pentagon and felt honored by
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