Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Rabi' al-Thani 10, 1426/May 19, 2005 #37
America & Islam: Tragi-Comic Confusion

Desecration of the Qur'an: Afghanistan Lost in One Day

[From New Trend's Media Monitor.]

There were demonstrations in just about every Afghan city. Karzai's police killed 15 demonstrators and wounded 150 but to avail. The Americans are pulling their hair out, trying to convince the Afghans that they love Islam and revere the Qur'an. Condileeza Rice is making a fool of herself assuring Muslims that she respects the "koran."
[CNN suddenly discovered the correct spelling: "Qur'an" and not "Koran.]

The process of damage control was comic. The White House pressured Newsweek magazine.

Newsweek apologized for publishing the story of the desecration.

The White House said the apology was not enough and pressured Newsweek some more.

Newsweek then declared that it was RETRACTING the desecration story. Believe us, it never happened!

The TV scenes which followed were surrealistic. Newsweek's editorial officials came on TV to apologize and retract. They were in a state of shock. Newsweek explained that the report on the Qur'an was cleared by a TOP official in the Bush administration before it was published. It was also cleared by the Pentagon.

Thus now Newsweek was being forced to retract a report which had come from top American officials. Newsweek is from the structure of the Democratic party [linked to MSNBC TV, owned by the Washington Post]. This afforded the Republicans a chance to claim that Newsweek was unpatriotic and had damaged America's image "deliberately."

The incident brought out one of the open secrets about the "freedom of the press." The press is free to publish things which are not objectionable to the people in power. Once it does step on the government's toes, it can be made to retract in the medieval style in which the Inquisition at one time used to make dissenters retract.

Careful reading of the whole mess indicates the bottom line: America throught it had "liberated" Afghanistan. Once the Afghans found out what was really going on in Guantanamo Bay, they rose up without hesitation. The multi-million dollar U.S. investment went down the drain.

An important lesson for Muslims: Owing to lack of communication, our nations sometimes don't know what is going on. The Arab world has Al-Jazeerah, but in Afghanistan, it takes time for information to sink in.

The Muslim world is very much alive. It will make the only right choice for Muslims: ISLAM, as authenticated by the Qur'an and the Hadith. The Afghans can be quite cynical with those who think they can conquer Muslims. The Afghans take their money and then kick them. No wonder Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar could not be caught.

I doubt if ANY average Afghan has read Newsweek or knows [or cares] who is Condileeza Rice!
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX [from New Trend's Media Monitor.]

What really happened in Rwanda? The accepted story is that the 3% Tutsi minority suffered genocide but ..

The story of genocide in Rwanda, Africa, often bothers me. There's something fishy about it. The Zionist media have never been challenged on this. With the recent movie "Hotel Rwanda," the "Rwanda Genocide" has been made into history. Can you break this down with *s like you do? Here are the main points: --------------------------------------------------

O'Reilly, Emerson & Al-Arian: The Operative, the Commissar & the Kulak

Dear Mr. O'Reilly

During your Monday night program [May 16], on the case of Prof. Sami Al-Arian, you seemed to be unusually dispirited. The discussion of the case was very unlike you. Somehow you managed to ignore all the rules of fair journalism. Let me point out some of the more egregious errors in your presentation: Sincerely
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English


US soldiers defiled Quran; story is actually old from Afghanistan
Ex-detainee: US soldiers defiled Quran

by http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/68168BCC-608B-4593-91A4-637656C20625.htm
Tuesday 06 July 2004 9:42 PM GMT
There are more than 600 Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay .
In excerpts from an exclusive interview with Aljazeera, a former Guantanamo detainee reveals details of torture, abuse, and religious persecution. Wisam Abd al-Rahman Ahmad said he was captured in Iran, transferred to a Kandahar detention facility in Afghanistan, and finally imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. Claiming he was beaten and routinely insulted with profanities while in Afghanistan, Ahmad said that US soldiers tried to "break" him using psychological warfare....
..."I could bear all the obscene abuse and all the beatings but I was agonised to see one US soldier stomp on the Holy Quran, while another soldier in Kandahar threw it into the toilet," he said.
Hasbunallah wa ni'mal wakeel
From Edward Miller
Re: Qaddafi's $600 m for Jews

How the Zionists got the Jews to Leave their homes

You might remind Americans that the Jewish enclaves in Yemen, Algeria, Morocco, Syria, Iraq and Iran were formed mainly from Sephardic Jews, rescued from Spain during the Catholic Inquisition by Arab ships of sheiks, along with the persetured Muslims....
These Jews lived securely ,and happily with their Arab neighbors until the early Ziionists needed warm bodies to fill the thousands of Palestinian homesteads left by the fleeing Arabs...
Israel's, Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, sent the Jewush underground police (Irgun) to these Arab countries to create violent anti-semitic acts...burning Jewish businesses, writing swastikas on Jewish houses etc...to terrify the Jews...many of whom then took off for the promised land of Israel; many any in such haste they never setled their estates...thus Khadaffy's token gift...which should really be paid for by the present Likud Party.. step-children of the Irgun.

Extradite Cuban Terrorist to Venezuela

Asalamu alaikum;

InshAllah brothers and sisters I am asking all those people of the Truth to support the extradition of the Cuban terrorist Luis Posada Carriles (who tried to kill Castro) to Venezuela. For more info on this topic visit my website www.american-islam.org

Wa Salaam;
Khutba to 500 in Chicago

America's People are our Friends: Zionist Media have Failed Miserably in Spite of Billion Dollar Blitz: This is God's Country: Millions here are Potential Muslims

[On May 13, 2005, Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma' khutba at a mosque in Chicago packed with more than 500 worshipers. Mostly Arab, this community is not affluent and has been targeted for surveillance and harrassment by the power structure.]
[The community was so pleased with Br. Kaukab's khutba that he was invited back the same day to speak after the 'Isha prayer as well.]
[The following are some of the main points of the khutba with a few from the 'Isha dars as well.]

Texts for the khutba:
"We have not sent thee [O Prophet], but as a Mercy to all the Worlds." [The Qur'an 21:107]
"Qatada, narrates from Unas ibn Malik, r.a., who narrates: The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, said: When I start the prayer, I intend to prolong it, but on hearing the cries of a child, I cut short the prayer because I know its cries will be intense and hurtful for its mother." [Hadith, Sahih of Bukhari, Vol. 1, #677.] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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