Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Jamada al-thani 23, 1426/July 29, 2005 #58
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News [3 items]
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Baltimore, MD 21234

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Endorses September 24 Mass March


Mass March on Saturday, September 24 in Washington D.C.

Stop the War in Iraq
End Colonial Occupation
from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti

Support the Palestinian People's Right of Return

Stop the Threats Against
Venezuela, Cuba, Iran & North Korea

U.S. out of the Philippines
U.S. out of Puerto Rico

Bring all the troops home now

Stop the Racist, anti-Immigrant and anti-Labor
Offensive at Home, Defend Civil Rights

Military Recruiters out of our schools & communities

Indonesian Translation of Struggle of Muslim Women in Print

The Indonesian translation of The Struggle of Muslim Women by Dr. Kaukab Siddique which began 3 years back was finally completed. After that came the process of printing and distribution. Finally last month it reached America, shrink wrapped and looking good. It's called: Menggugat "Tuhan Yang Maskulin."

In America, the cause of Islamic women has been seriously compromised by the activities of Asra Nomani, Amina Wadud and Irshad Manji. However, the Muslim women who are leaders in Islamic work in America read this book when it appeared in English and inshallah will not allow pro-Israel, pro-government women to control the Islamic women's movement.

For Free Islamic Books and Books on Turkey's Great Spiritual Teacher Badiuzzaman Said Nursi



Jewish Groups Launch Campaign Against Dr. Kaukab Siddique.

New Trend says straight up at the top that anyone criticized here has the right of reply, quite unlike Zionist publications which attack Muslims but never allow a right of reply to Islamic respondents.

However, Jewish groups, instead of taking this opportunity, decided to try and destroy Dr. Siddique's job and to paint him as a bigot. This is not something new but happens to anyone who takes on the Jewish control of information and ideas. What is new is that the Jews this time, for the first time, are facing a Muslim in America.

Here, at New Trend, we had no idea what the Jewish groups were up to till a woman named Sherrie Gossett wrote a series of articles attacking Dr. Siddique on Cybercast News Service, seemingly Christian but heavily pro-Israel.

Ms. Gossett revealed three specific Jewish individuals whom she admires and who are are involved in the attacks and abuse. Two of them are representatives of national level Jewish organizations according to Gossett.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, wrote to the President of Lincoln University, where Dr. Siddique works, and asked him to "publicly condemn Siddique's hatred and bigotry" including Siddique's view that Israel is guilty of genocide.

Yehudit Barsky, director of American Jewish Committee's [AJC] "Division on Middle East and International Terrorism" called on Lincoln University to "repudiate Siddique's remarks," etc.
[Terrorism in Jewish parlance means Islam.]

Most interesting is the comment by Stephen Schwartz, who claims to be a Muslim author and director of the "Center for Islamic Pluralism." He has the mind of a policeman. He wants Lincoln University to "monitor Siddique's statements and activities closely to see he does not transgress his contract."

Unfortunately for the Jews, their plans to shut down Dr. Siddique's livelihood and his writings did not work, at least for now. Ms. Gossett reports with sorrow [in her July 14 report] that Lincoln University's President passed on the letter from the Wiesenthal Center to the Vice President of the University who told Ms. Gossett that "Lincoln University does not comment on the personal activities of its faculty."

The Jews got another rebuff from the American Association of University Professors which according to Gossett "defended Siddique" and said: "However unpopular or distasteful the views of professors are, their freedom to express them is an essential condition of a truly free institution."

We urge Ms. Gossett to stop gossiping about New Trend. This is not a Zionist paper like the New York Times or the morally blind Wall Street Journal or Rush Limbaugh masturbatory handrubbing radio show [where the Islamic viewpoint is NEVER allowed]. This is an Islamic paper, based on the Qur'an and the teachings of the Prophet, pbuh. We are not your pet Muslims of the CAIR-ISNA type that we'll come crawling to you. If you have anything intelligent to say, if you are capable of reasoning, send us your letter and we'll publish it.

Response to Jewish Attacks on Dr. Siddique

[The attacks are being spread across cyber space by Jewish sympathizers but it's not going too well for them. Here is a positive reply we got.]

Dear Siddique

I recently read this article.

Typical Jew bullshit really, predictable and boring. The only thing worth citing and then only for its humor is "Once someone gets into Holocaust revisionism, it's clear the person has become a hatemonger," added Muslim author Stephen Schwartz, director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism."

You can bet several million people here in the US had a good laugh at the idea of a Muslim named "Schwartz." I know I did.

Here is an essay I wrote, you may find it interesting. If you like, you can publish it in New Trend.

Hang in there - never surrender!

Curtis Maynard
[The writer has enclosed a detailed report on Israeli activity within the U.S.]

Tribunal of World Concience, 1500 Volunteers from 24 Countries, Condemned U.S./British Aggression

by Edward Miller, California
Famous Analyst and Veteran New Trend writer.
"Oh wad some power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us !
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion."
Robert Burns ( 1759-1796 )
As the London bombings clearly demonstrated, he " Anti-Terrorism" measures being taken in Britain are as foolish, useless and almost as expensive as those supported in this country by the Bush regime. " Homeland Defense," better described as "Operation Hunker-Down" is costing us billions and offers no significant protection to Americans either here or abroad. London's 6000 TV-closed-circuit surveillance cameras mounted throughout her subway system might , in retrospect, have identified some students of Mideast appearance with backpacks, but the police were looking for IRA terrorists at that time and missed them. Yesterday's TV images won't help those 52 dead Londoners nor the 700 injured , nor is that system any more likely to pick up the next "terrorists".

Our experience with both September 11, and the London bombings should tell us that identifying terrorists after-the-fact, spreading their bearded faces across the media and in a thousand papers, humiliating their families, deporting their Imans and creating an anti-Islamic climate of hate will do little to remove the threat to our cities, our transportation systems or even the lives of Americans and British at home and abroad. As famed columnist Robert Fisk recently reminded us, Osama Bin Laden had stated in one of his recent videotapes: " If you bomb our cities, we will bomb yours." ... " It was crystal clear Britain would be a target ever since Tony Blair decided to join George Bush's "war on terror " ( newsindependent.co.uk 8 July 2005 )

There are over one billion four hundred thousand Muslims with whom we share Planet Earth; Muslims, in countries stretching from the African continent to Borneo at the distant end of the Indonesian archipelago, and day after day on the Internet, on Al Jazeera and other satellite communications, these people are confronted by our criminal behavior against their fellow Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as Gaza and the West Bank where we support Israel's daily savagery.

A recent message (11 July, 2005 ) from " NEW TREND", a Muslim magazine* published in the US, is clear enough: " May Allah help the American and British people to realize that there is no way they can win against Islam. Try to understand this from the fact that less than 1% of the world of Islam has entered the war against the U.S./UK/Israel, while about 20% are said to be ready to join, and another 70% are simply riled up against the West but want peace ( 11 July, 2005 ) * (www.newtrendmag.org)

Mundher al-Adhami, an exile from Saddam Hussein's regime, writing in The Guardian ( July 16, 20005 ), said it better than I can: "Tony Blair talks about "them" hating "our values and our way of life". But I have seen atrocities like last week's London bombings taking place in Iraq over the past two years. Attacks there, as those in London, are not about hating anybody's way of life, but straightforward revenge: revenge for Falluja and al-Qaim - and for Palestine and Afghanistan, which have been subsumed in them. The war of revenge and collective punishment has arrived in London. . Don't give me the nonsense about why do they hate us, they don't. The response to the neo-colonial adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq should surprise no one. Islamist extremism and terrorism, unknown in Iraq before occupation, now fights side by side with the more measured Iraqi resistance. It responds with callous bombs there, and now in the west.. suicide bombers may regret the loss of innocent lives in their political, murderous acts - but they atone with their own lives and hope God forgives them...The logic is clear: your security is only assured if ours is. If our women and children are killed, then your women and children are killed. "

The term " Islamic extremists" as employed in Washington and by Bush and our media, is but a silly cover-up. Throughout history, the human animal whenever his livelihood, his life, his family his religious group or his country was threatened, has been capable of responding violently against the perceived enemy. Oppressive rulers have described those who confronted them as "terrorists". King George III regarded our colonial patriots as "terrorists. France's Louis XVI condemned the crowds in the Paris streets that brought down his monarchy and lead him to the guillotine as "terrorists".

Adding a religious tilt doesn't change the basic message: Bush and much of the media refer to those who today are risking their lives to fight with their fellow Muslims against our occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq as "religious fanatics", but history reminds us that not too many centuries ago when the situation was reversed and Muslims were killing Christians and threatening their holy places in Asia Minor and the Mideast, the then Catholic Pope, Urban II, while campaigning for the First Crusade, in 1095 at the Council of Claremont, urged his fellow Christians to "fight the infidel (Arabs and Turks) who have " killed and captured many and destroyed the churches." Urban II promised those who "died by the way.or in battle against the pagans, shall have immediate remission of sins..and obtain eternalreward." (www,fordham.edu/halsall/source/urban2 )

Throughout history, young men, and sometimes women, have been willing to take up arms against perceived threats to their country, their livelihood, or their religious group. Bush and our military complain of "terrorists" from other Muslim countries entering Iraq and Afghanistan to attack our troops. Older Americans may remember that during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), some 2,800 American volunteers traveled to Europe and took up arms to defend the Spanish Republic against a military rebellion led by General Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. To those volunteers who joined the "Abraham Lincoln Brigade," the defense of the Spanish Republic represented the last hope of stopping the spread of International Fascism." " Lincolns " fought alongside approximately 35,000 anti-fascists from fifty-two countries who, like themselves, were organized to "make Madrid the tomb of fascism"
( www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/abe-brigade )

Ignored by Washington and most western media, as were the 15,000,000 worldwide who had marched against our invasion of Iraq, the 21st meeting of the World Tribune on Iraq quietly took place in Istanbul, Turkey on (June 23-27). Some 1500 volunteers from 24 different countries gathered " to hear thorough and wrenching testimonies." (a series of WTI previous conventions had been held beginning in June 2003 in 20 different countries ) . A "Jury of Conscience, led by Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy, sat in judgment." This Jury of Conscience issued a " Preliminary Declaration" after the meeting was concluded. The Declaration included: " Findings and Charges against the governments of the US and UK" such as: " planning ..and waging .. a war of aggression in contravention of the United Nations Charter and the Nuremberg principles, using disproportionate force, indiscriminate weapons systems, failing to safeguard civilian lives, imposing punishments without charge or trial, subjecting Iraqi soldiers and civilians to torture and cruel and degrading treatment, re-writing a country's laws to allow foreign investors take over Iraq's state-owned enterprises, willfully devastating the environment, degrading the status of women, failing to protect Iraq's archeological heritage, obstructing the right to information and redefining torture in violation of international law. Details are on the Web at:
www.worldtribunal.org .
( "Z" Magazine July/August 2005 pgs 3-7)

Best we Americans and the British declare "victory" , remove our troops from both Afghanistan and Iraq and take that dangerous parasite, Israel off our payroll before we experience another "terrorist operation". We'd all be a safer and happier people if we had listened to Robert Burns.

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