Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Jamada al-Awwal 5, 1426/June 12, 2005 #46
Thought of the Day:

Will Muslms be Fooled?: Behind the Sharon-Bush Peace smokescreen

  1. On March 22, 2005 Israel announced plans for the construction of 3,500 new settler units around East Jerusalem
  2. A Greek national named Nicholas Papademus sold the massive Arab property in JERUSALEM owned collectively by the Arab Orthodox community to "unnamed Jewish businessmen." He had been placed in charge of the properties by Irinius I, the Christian Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem. Papademus fled to the United States with millions of dollars he collected for the sale. The Christian community is calling for the dismissal of Patriarch Irinius, accusing him of "conniving with Israel."
    [Source Hebrew newspaper Ma'ariv. March 18]
Special New Trend Report

Huge INDIAN MUSLIM Rallies PROTEST U.S. QUR'AN DESECRATION: FACE oppression by HINDUS in areas where Muslims are few

It turns out that the biggest demonstrations against the U.S. desecration of the Qur'an in Guantanamo Bay were not in Pakistan or Indonesia but in India.

In New Delhi, after Friday prayers in the Jami' mosque, a vast crowd gathered and tried to march on the U.S. embassy but was blocked by a large Indian police force.
[U.S. sources place the demonstrators at 30,000 but Muslims say there were at least 50,000.]
Adressing the rally, Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said that Muslims will not tolerate America's desecration of the Qur'an and will sacrifice themselves if necessary. He called on America to apologize and criticized the Indian government for its silence.

Waves of protestors of marching towards the U.S. embassy in intense heat carried placards reading: "Down, Down USA," "America is the biggest terrorist," etc.

In Calcutta, India, thousands of Muslims protested against the desecration outside the central Jami' mosque and were addressed by imam Muhammad Noor Barkati. The protestors burned the American flag and raised anti-American slogans.

Thousands of Muslims also protested in Lucknow, India. Many of the marchers were holding up copies of the Qur'an.


In Shahjahanpur, on the outskirts of Lucknow, India, Hindus have demolished an old mosque and taken "permission" from the DIG
[police chief] of Bareilly area to build a temple on the spot. Local Muslim leader Zafaryab Jilani held protest rally on May 25 to stop the Hindu plan.

In Danapur the Hindus have demolished a historic mosque. Maulana 'Amiduzzaman Keranvi, General Secretary of All India Majlis Mushawarat has demanded that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh investigate the tragedy and have the mosque rebuilt.

In Hyderabad area [Matangi, Sangareddy], Central India, the local administration has demolished two mosques, one on the excuse of broadening a road and the other on the other on the allegation that it was built on government land. Local Muslims have held several protests but their voice has not been heard.

Also in Hyderabad Deccan's district of Medak, local administration has seized 43 acres of land belonging to the Waqf [endowment] of Jami mosque Nursapur. The land is rapidly being developed as "government land" and is being parcelled out to private owners to build on it.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News [3 items]
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  1. UNDERSTANDING the Al-ARIAN CASE: Prof. Sami Al-Arian is being victimized by Zionist lobby: As the trial of Palestinian professor Al-Arian began, the injustice of it all became evident. Here are a few points readers should remember: ------------------------------
    To understand the support the U.S. government gets from "Muslim" collaborators, read New Trend's much praised article" "The Rise of the Collaborator" by Kaukab Siddique.
  2. 5 PAKISTANIS ARRESTED in LODI, CALIFORNIA for "Al-Qaeda" LINKS! General Musharraf should be Arrested if this is true! Timing is the key to this story.

    A Pakistani, Hamid Hayat and his father Umar Hayat, have been arrested by the U.S. government. We are told that the son confessed to TRAINING IN AN AL-QAEDA CAMP in RAWALPINDI!!! in 2003 and 2004. His father used to send him $100 a month, so he too is arrested. Both allegedly lied to the FBI.

    When the government looked closely at the Lodi community, it was found that the immigration papers of the local imam, Muhammad Adil Khan, his son, 19 year old Muhammad Hasan Adil, and the former imam, Shabbir Ahmed, were not in order. So the three were also arrested and added to the media's roster of "connections" to terrorism.

    Now, the question arises, how could there be an "Al-Qaeda training camp" in Rawalpindi where America's main man, CIA agent General Musharraf, has his headquarters. Isn't it about time that the FBI arrested General Musharraf and tried him for harboring an entire "Al-Qaeda training camp" in his back yard!

    Our analysts say that the arrests of the Hayat father and son might turn out to be a nasty joke, perhaps perpetrated by a collaborator. There has been bickering going on between two mosques in the area. The result is that the entire community of 2,000 Pakistanis is now facing investigation.

    The KEY to the whole situation is the government's statement that it had been keeping an eye on the Lodi community for quite some time. It may well turn out that the government studies possible victims and then moves in when the arrest of victims can suit its policies.

    At this time, Bush is PUSHING for RENEWAL of the PATRIOT ACT. Hence we have the sudden arrests, first of two African American Muslims and now of 4 Pakistanis. The impression being sought is: There is danger to America, so let's renew the Patriot Act.
  3. [With thanks to Dr. Abdul Alim Shabazz]

    Congressman Conyers Calls for Support to Expose Bush's Iraq Stories: Downing Street Memo Censored by Major Media. Scroll Down to Bush Quotes on War

    [Six weeks back, the British media published a secret service memo indicating that Bush and Blair had decided to attack Iraq in any case. WMD etc were baseless stories. The U.S. media are refusing to publish the memo. -Ed.]

    For more information about the Downing Street Memo, including the full text, visit http://www.downingstreetmemo.com

    To read the full text of Representative Conyers' sign on letter, go to: http://www.moveonpac.org/tellthetruth/conyersletter.html?id=5652-703098-ut5l05f_Nz.kKOCBb82LRw

    CNN, Bush asked to explain UK War Memo May 12, 2005 http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/11/britain.war.memo

    There are dozens of quotes by Bush and senior administration officials containing false claims about invasion plans and WMD's compiled by the Center for American Progress, and searchable here: http://www.claimvfact.com

    Here are just a few directly from the President and the White House official statements, made before the war and after the time of the Downing Street Memo: CNN, "Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq" May 15, 2005 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=739

    New York Times, "Bush and Blair Deny 'Fixed' Iraq Reports" June 8th 2005 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=740
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Jewish Hand Behind Iraq War: Antisemitism or Fact?
Here is Proof from the Horse's Mouth

Even before the Bush administration moved against the Taliban, America's Jewish leadership was pressing Bush for an attack on Iraq. Here are excerpts from The 9/11 Commission Report: Authorized Edition.

"{Rice} recalled that in the first Camp David session chaired by the President, Rumsfeld asked what the administration should do about Iraq. Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz made the case for striking Iraq during 'this round' of the war on terrorism."
"Secretary Powell recalled that Wolfowitz - not Rumsfeld- argued that Iraq was ultimately the source of the terrorist problem and should therefore be attacked. Powell said that Wolfowitz was not able to justify his belief that Iraq was behind 9/11. 'Paul was always of the view that Iraq was a problem that had to be dealt with,' Powell told us. 'And he saw this as one way of using this event as a way to deal with the Iraq problem.' "
[Both quotes are from page 335.]

The report says that at that time Bush did not accept Wolfowitz's viewpoint but ...:

"Within the Pentagon, Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz continued to press the case for dealig with Iraq. Writing to Rumsfeld on September 17 in a memo headlined "Preventing More Events," he argued that if there was even a 10 percent chance that Saddam Hussain was behind the 9/11 attack, maximim priority should be placed on eliminating that threat. Wolfowitz contended that the odds were 'far more' than 1 in 10, citing Saddam's praise for the attack, his long record of involvement in terrorism, and theories that Ramzi Yousef was an Iraqi agent and Iraq was behind the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center."

"The next day, Wolfowitz renewed the argument, writing to Rumsfeld about the interest of Yousef's co-conspirator in the 1995 Manila air plot in crashing an explosives-laden plane into CIA headquarters, and about information from a foreign government regarding Iraqis' involvement in the attempted hijacking of a Gulf Air flight. Given this background, he wondered why so little thought had been devoted to the danger of suicide pilots, seeing a 'failure of imagination' and a mind-set that dismissed possibilities."

[See pages 335-336 for these quotes.]

The 9/11 Commission, in a note to Wolfowitz' theory about 1993, comments:

"We have found no credible evidence to support theories of Iraqi government involvement in the 1993 WTC bombing."

It points out that even before 9/11, Wolfowitz was trying to connect the 1993 WTC bombing to Iraq AS EARLY AS JUNE 2001:

"Wolfowitz added in his memo that he had attempted in June to get the CIA to explore these theories."
[See note 73 on page 559 for both quotes.]
It is interesting to note that within the Democratic Party too, Senator Lieberman has been pressing relentlessly in support of the Iraq war. We need more information on Lieberman but there can be little doubt that America's Jewish elites as a body wanted Iraq to be attacked and President Saddam Hussain to be removed. Every prominent American Jew attacked Saddam, with little or no evidence, and thus solidified the support for Bush's invasion of Iraq.

Pregnant Muslim Mother's brutal murder Remains Unsolved.
Why Were Amina Wadud and Asra Nomani so heavily Publicized while Iman Muhanna's Right to Life was ignored?

by Kelly "Izdihar" Crosby

I remembering going to the masjid one Friday afternoon on December 17th, 2004. I sat in the musalla while the imam gave his khutbah. As usual, he ended his sermon and the congregation prayed the Jumah prayer. We sat restlessly, talking and catching up with friends, as we waited for the imam to give the Friday afternoon announcements. But on this seemingly typical day, the Muslim community of New Orleans and the attendants of the Abu Bakr al-Siddique Masjid would receive the most horrible and heartbreaking news. One of our beloved sisters, Iman Muhanna Mohamed, was brutally murdered. She was stabbed 33 times; fatal wounds that ended her life and the life of her unborn baby girl.

I remember hearing the imam, shock and grief laden upon his voice, as he announced this tragedy to our congregation. I remember the sisters who were crying and the silence of those so appalled that they didn't know what to say or how to react. There are many things I remember about that day and such things continue to stay with me.

I rushed home to watch the news to see what the reporters would say. What did the police know? Was it a hate crime or a robbery? Were there any possible leads? With much sadness I must report that since that day, we do not know who has committed this crime. Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of knowing Iman Muhanna Mohamed. Our paths never crossed and the sadness of our community is a reflection of what we have lost with her death.
Through reports on the news, internet searches, and warm stories told by friends, I began to develop a portrait of a faithful servant of our community. She and her unborn daughter were survived by her husband and two children. She received her education from the Islamic University of Gaza and served as a teacher at the Muslim Academy of New Orleans. She taught the Qur'an, the word of Allah subhana wa ta'ala, to our youth. She was loved by many and she will not be forgotten.

Since the day of her murder, however, many of us have noticed the silence. It is the silence of the mainstream media. While her murder was covered by the local news, a local Islamic newspaper entitled "Iqra!" and various newspapers in the Middle East, the major television networks have said nothing. Even more troubling is the lack of coverage from Muslim publications and media networks. One would think that such a brutal murder would garner attention from Muslim and non-Muslim media outlets all over the United States.

After all, the murder of Laci Peterson and her unborn child captivated the American audience for months. Perhaps it is because her husband is not a suspect and our anti-Islamic culture is used to hearing stories about the brutality of Muslim men towards their women. I suspect that if he stood accused, her story would have been plastered on every newspaper, television show and website across America.

Mahdi Bray and the Muslim American Society has made it their personal duty to make sure that her story is not laid to rest. He also noticed the lack of attention regarding Sister Iman's death, stating, "Frankly, I'm amazed at how little media attention this case has received. The murder of a pregnant women normally receives big nationwide attention by all major media outlets."

With the controversial woman-led prayer of Dr. Amina Wadud, there has been much talk about women's rights in Islam. There has been much debate and argumentation over hijab, female imams, and a new feminist discourse in Islam. Asra Nomani, author of "Standing Alone in Mecca," who is leading a Women's Freedom Tour throughout America, has not made any mention of Iman Muhanna Mohamed and others like her.

Amongst all the bickering, one of our rights as women that is undoubtedly confirmed by the Qur'an, took a backseat to the media spectacle of Dr. Amina Wadud's prayer service. The right that I am speaking of is a woman's right to live. It is the right of every woman to live a life of safety, protection and honor. Our holy book says, "He who kills a human being is like killing the whole world." It was a right and liberty that was robbed from Iman Muhanna Mohamed and her unborn child on that December morning. It is a right that is violated continuously against women inside and outside of the Muslim community. And while debating these trendy, hot-bottom issues seem important, let us not forget what really matters-the health, happiness, and peace for all men and women.

For more information about this case you can contact the Crimestoppers and the West Bank Muslim Association that have raised a reward worth $45,000 dollars for tips leading to an arrest and conviction. If you have any information about her death, please call (504) 822-111 or 1-877-903-7867.
The author Kelly "Izdihar" Crosby is a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and can be reached at Kamila2626@yahoo.com. Her blog can be accessed at http://www.izzymo.blogspot.com
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