Jamada al-Awwal 11, 1426/June 18, 2005 #47
EYE OPENING ANALYSIS of
"Imam" Hassan Qazwini
[remember his $14 million mosque in Michigan?]
is promoting the U.S. government theory that a "sectarian war"
is going on in Iraq. Qazwini claims the U.S. liberated Iraq!
For understanding the actual situation in Iraq,
please scroll all the way down.
THINK ABOUT IT:
Imam Jamil al-Amin says that to understand Abu Ghraib and
Guantanamo Bay, look at the American prison system right here
in the good ol' U.S. of A.
for special report on
the tragic situation in Baltimore's detention center.]
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Preparing Grounds for U.S. Intervention:
the Holes in the Propaganda are Big & Ugly
Ms. Diane Rayme
The Diane Rayme Show
Dear Ms. Rayme
Your hour long program on Sudan, June 14, 2005 was one-sided to
such an extreme that I decided to write and indicate to you the
niceties of honest journalism which the program missed.
Your program was about an Islamic nation, Sudan, and focused on
Darfur region which is also Muslim. In that context, you could
not bring on any Islamic or Muslim presenter. Thus you missed out
on a basic ingredient of journalism: the viewpoint of the people
Your panelists, Nick Christoff of the New York Times, Ken Bacon
of Refugees International and Charles Snyder [ex-State Dept.?]
came up with the claim that 400,000 people have been killed in
Darfur by the Khartoum-backed militias. There was no indication
how your people arrived at this figure. Who carried out the
survey, when and using how many investigators?
I wonder if you realize that 400,000 is a lot of people.
The United States, with the most horrendous weapons potential
in the world, has killed only 100,000 civilians in Iraq,
according to Lancet magazine. How the Sudanese militias could
kill 400,000 is incredible, considering the primitive weaponry
of the militias. Perhaps the U.S. should hire the militias as
its instructors in Iraq.
If the militias, with no helicopter gunships, travelling over
the vast Darfur, were to kill ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE EVERY DAY for
every day of the 365 days in a year, that would be 36,500 people.
If the militias kept doing that for four years, they would kill
146,000 people. Even for Christian missionary propaganda, that's
quite a stretch!
Your presenters claimed that EVERY WOMAN who goes to fetch water
from wells outside the refugee camps is raped. Even a much less
seasoned journalist than you, Ms. Rayme, would have asked: Who
told you this? And as, obviously, your three presenters do not
know the language, which group did the interpretor belong to
who told them the tall tales about rape?
The biggest hole in your program was your inability to ask the
obvious question: WHO HAS ARMED THE DARFUR REBELS so well that
the Khartoum government had to raise militias to fight back?
That's the key question and you failed to ask it.
[Your guests went into Darfur via Chad, which is allied to
so they should know.]
Ken Bacon is supposed to be working for Refugees International
but the demands he laid down for the Bush Administration to
implement indicate that he is not a humanitarian relief worker
but a political operative bent on the destruction of Sudan.
He wants the U.S. to:
Impose SANCTIONS on Sudan.
Urge all American businesses to divest from Sudan.
Impose a NO FLY zone on Sudan.
Send in TROOPS. Ms. Rayme, you did not question Bacon at all.
That's poor journalism
In spite of all the gobbledegook your guests spouted about Sudan
["Arabs are fighting Africans" etc]
it was still useful because it brought out the SPECIFIC FORCES
participating in the anti-Sudan program:
The Zionist lobby in
Billy Graham and the Evangelists.
The Jewish Holocaust museum and related groups.
Would you agree that after the hiatus created by the Sudan-U.S.
agreement to work together against terrorism, the Bush administration
will move once more against Sudan, and the "work" being done by your
three guests will then come in handy?
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English
By Jalaluddin S. Hussain
Sharia used as phantom to terrorize Quebecers
These days the Sharia story is getting on my nerves. Take for
example one Mr. Pierre Gauthier, praising the one and only
Muslim member of the Quebec National Assembly, Madame Fatima
Houda-Pepin, in the Letters column of daily, The Gazette, Montreal.
He praises Madame Pepin because he thinks that the ill-conceived
Sharia initiative was "struck down" in Quebec because of her.
According to him the initiative of introducing Sharia in Quebec
had as much chance as the Christian and Jewish legal initiatives
in a Muslim country. He thinks such initiitiatives had zero chance!
By way of background information it may be mentioned that this
letter of Mr. Gauthier is based on a May 27 news report in
The Gazette, entitled, "Quebec rejects introduction of
legal tribunals". In fact it was a very misleading report
published in this only English daily of Montreal. First of all,
this report mentions about the National Assembly resolution,
whereas in fact it was a motion only, moved by two other
non-Muslim women, besides Madame Pepin. Again, it was a
non-binding motion and passed when only a handful of members
were present in the Quebec National Assembly. Some Muslim
quarters have interpreted this motion, having ulterior political
motivations and passed to malign the Islamic Sharia system,
as a whole, and also to negatively impact on the Quebec Muslim community.
One thing needs to be made clear:
the Sharia arbitration is an issue in the Province of Ontario only.
In Quebec itself the provincial laws,
on family arbitration does not allow any other system of arbitration,
except Quebec family laws.
This question is being raised here perhaps to find an excuse to
spread and re-inforce the prevailing mindset against Islam and Muslims.
While Quebec Muslims may have different take on the Sharia law,
they cannot allow it to become a reason of attack on their
religious and cultural values.
Time to think about a dignified exit strategy for the American
It is in the inside page of The Gazette, Montreal of June 13, 2005.
The news itself, however, is of great signficance.
Brigadier General Donald Alston, the spokesperson of the
Caolition forces in Iraq, concedes that,"... insurgency is not
going to be settled through military operations..." Instead,
the military officers of the U.S. Coalition forces openly suggest
that the Iraqi resistance can only end through political
negotiations and withdrawal of the invading forces. If a planned
exit of the coalition forces is not done, it is feared that
the indiscriminate massacre of the Iraqi innocent civilians
and killing of coalition soldiers will continue unabated.
Is it not the time that the Pentagon devise a dignified exit
strategy out of Iraq? If not there could be a repetition of
Viet Nam and Somalia. Do the American people want the repetition
of those humiliations?
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Baltimore Mother: Our Tears Mingle.
Her Son Was Beaten to Death in pre-trial Detention Facility
by Nadrat Siddique
This Tuesday, I found out what it feels like to look into the eyes
of a mother whose son has been beaten to death while in custody.
Joey Gilbon's mother walked proud, carrying a picture of her son.
She had beautiful dark brown skin, a crown of white hair,
and deep contemplative eyes, which would make you cry if you
looked into them long enough. I hugged her, hardly knowing what to say.
"Your son will not be forgotten," I managed to mumble.
I stood with her and the mothers at the entrance of
Baltimore's Central Booking Facility on Falls Way and Madison Street.
They were there to protest the deaths of their loved ones in custody.
So they were in jail in Iraq, you say? Nope, right here, in AmeriKKKa.
Twenty-seven people, mostly black, have died in custody at
Central Booking and City Jail in recent months, while waiting to
go to trial. Many of them were locked up for very minor,
non-violent offenses, like non-payment of child support, or loitering.
Baltimore's zero tolerance law prohibits assembly in certain areas.
Although the law ostensibly is aimed at drug dealers, it means that
a city resident who steps outside his house, if it happens to be
in an area targeted by "law enforcement," may be arrested after
one or two warnings.
(The zero tolerance laws are also an attack on the First Amendment
freedom of assembly of some sectors of society--but that is a
So, in effect, some of the detainees held at Central Booking
were locked up for standing outside their own homes. And while there,
they could be the target of murderous prison guards.
One of the recent murders was of 52-year old Raymond Smoots,
who was beaten so badly by guards that his family could barely
recognize his body. But, his mother was determined to fight for
justice in her son's case. In the days leading up to the protest,
she stood on a West Baltimore street corner with activists
handing out leaflets with the heading "Is Baltimore's Central Booking
our Abu Ghraib?" It was from her that I learned of the protest.
The protest was called by the Emergency Coalition for Justice,
an umbrella organization which included many of the families of
the victims, the All-Peoples Congress, the Million Worker March Movement,
the Nation of Islam, the Troops Out Now Coalition, and others.
I found out about the protest too late, otherwise, I'd have recommended
that Jamaat al-Muslimeen add its endorsement.
At the start of the rally, the organizers symbolically wrapped
yellow police tape around the front steps of the Central Booking
facility, calling it a crime scene, and demanding the prosecution
of the prison guards and police responsible for the deaths in custody.
They charged that prisoners were forced to lie in their own vomit and
that essential medicines were withheld from other prisoners. One,
who had AIDS, was denied anti-retroviral medication, and another,
a diabetic, was refused his insulin. A female detainee, Debby Epifanio,
died after being denied her medicine.
Despite the heat advisory, nearly 300 people showed up for the rally.
Most were people of color. I was pleased to see there was a significant
youth continent--mostly anarchists and predominantly white.
Some of the mothers spoke. Other speakers included an NAACP
representative in stunning African garb, a Nation of Islam
representative, a Christian minister, and others. Notably absent
were the "Sunni" Muslims.
Strange, I thought, the NOI Muslims don't pray (formally), But
they work for justice. The Sunni Muslims pray. But they (with
notable exceptions) don't work for justice. Shouldn't one lead
to the other?
A particularly interesting speaker was a prison guard, who decried
the abuses of his co-workers, and apologized to the families for
what they had endured. He wore shades and a hat to disguise himself
so that he would not be fired from his job.
While the speakers blasted prisoner abuse and police brutality, I
ran up and down the road handing out fliers explaining why we were
there to passing motorists. An hour handing out fliers was like a
Racism 101 class. Many of the motorists were leaning out of their
car windows, clearly intrigued by the protest. Nearly all the black
motorists to whom I offered the flier took it; the only black
people who refused the flier were prison guards who were getting
off work. But the majority of white motorists refused to take the
flier. A white ex-convict, who said he'd spent twenty-five years
in the facility we were protesting, helped me pass out the fliers.
He said, "Sh--, the white people, they won't take it. They all
close-minded." It seemed a willful ignorance of injustice.
The rally over, it was time to march.
"Stop the killing, stop the lies, Raymond Smoots didn't have to die!"
we chanted as we marched around Central Booking. The facility is a
veritable modern day dungeon, encompassing several city blocks,
with thick concrete walls protected by cameras and electronic gates.
On the next block, we found ourselves strolling along side the
City Jail. It is a dilapidated old brick structure with grates
and barbed wire covering the windows on every floor. We turned
the corner, chanting, "Tear down the walls," and "No justice,
no peace!" The prisoners could hear us, and some of them yelled
back words of appreciation and encouragement. I could almost
hear some of my reactionary relatives and colleagues saying,
"Would you prefer if these common criminals were running the streets?"
But, the real criminals fill the corporate boardrooms, the halls
of Congress, and the Oval Office; they are never the ones to be
warehoused when they can't afford bail or a good lawyer.
Analysis of War News:
Trying to divert Americans While U.S. Faces no-win Situation
June 2005 shows the full development of the U.S. media's new mode
of covering the war in Iraq which New Trend noticed several months
back [before anyone else]. Here are the salient features of TV
cable and evening news coverage of Iraq in the last two weeks:
U.S. media are censoring coverage of mujahidin attacks leading to
U.S. military losses. Americans are no longer given ANY details
of incidents in which U.S. troops are killed.
By June 15, the U.S. military death toll of those killed in action
rose to 1713 [according to the U.S.]. This does not include the
835 plus American "defense contractors" whom the Islamic
resistance has killed. More than 12,000 U.S. troops were
wounded by mid May, thousands with arms, legs and eyes blown
away. Latest figures are not available.
TV coverage focuses on "insurgent" attacks on collaborators working
for the U.S. These collaborators are described as "Iraqis" while
the mujahidin are described as "insurgents."
The biggest problem for the U.S. are "suicide bombers" [known as
martyrdom operators in the Muslim world]. The media, especially
NBC and CBS, have come up with interesting theories meant to
discredit the martyrdom operators. None of these can be verified
and they often border on the hysterical.
If a "suicide bomber" misses his target and kills innocent people,
such tragedies become the focus of U.S. media attention. [Somewhat
like the Israeli attempt to focus on innocent victims of
"suicide bombers" while censoring the real targets of such attacks.]
The U.S.' MAIN PROPAGANDA GAMBIT is that a Shia-Sunni conflict is
going on and al-Zarqawi is attacking Shias. The media methodology
here is that when the Islamic forces attack Kurdish collaborators
working for the U.S. and Israel, these are barely reported. If
the mujahidin attack Sunnis working for the U.S., the reports
have to be discovered through close scrutiny. However, if the
Shias working for the U.S. are attacked, the media report it
front and center to build the "sectarian war" theory.
When pressed, U.S. media do admit that 80% of the "insurgents" are
Iraqis and even 60% of the "suicide bombers" are Iraqis.
However, there can be little doubt that, organized by Islamic
leader Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, Muslims from many countries are
carrying out Jihad in Iraq. According to U.S. reports, out of
2000 "outside" mujahidin in Iraq, 20% of the martyrdom operators
are ALGERIANS. This is significant because the U.S. and France
supported the genocide against the Islamic people of Algeria
carried out by the military junta. The Algerians are striking
back in Iraq.
The U.S. wants to destroy the Islamic resistance in Iraq so that
then an exit strategy can be worked out. [There is NO exit
strategy right now.] Every week, a new military operation is
launched to crush the Iraqis. The results are meagre. In one
offensive near the Syrian border, U.S. forces claimed to have
killed "40 insurgents," but Jane Arraf, a journalist embedded
with the U.S. forces near Syria could not come up with any
evidence of such "insurgent" losses. There are indications
that these were civilians killed in U.S. air raids.
is playing an interesting role in IRAQ in tandem with U.S.
occupation forces. An Iraqi Shi'ite group known as Wolf Commando,
trained in Iran, is said to have been attacking Sunni Muslim
leaders to promote the "sectarian war" theory. The Commando was
more or less shut down when a well disguised mujahid carried
out a martyrdom operation in its headquarters [the wolf's lair?]
killing several officers and just missing the top commander.
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