Rabi' al-Awwal 9, 1425/ April 30, 2004 #53
IRAQIS TORTURED and HUMILIATED in ABU GHRAIB PRISON
It is election year; otherwise it would have never come out. On April 28,
aired photos of the shameful activities of American troops in Baghdad's
Abu Ghraib prison. The photos showed naked Iraqis forcibly piled up on each
other to pose as if they were involved in group sex. The men were made to
stand naked while American women pointed to their genitals and laughed.
The reality must have been much worse. The photos showed that it was a game
for the Americans. They humiliated the Iraqis and photographed the
humiliation. One soldier, it is said, could take it no longer and leaked the
story and the photos. CBS aired the photos, probably in an effort to
The terrorism aimed at prisoners had been going on FOR SIX MONTHS. It is not
very different from what American guards did to Islamic prisoners in
Guantanamo Bay, as reported by British prisoners who were released recently.
THOUGHTS OF THE DAY:
No Muslim wants to take away America's freedom and democracy. The struggle
is for freedom of
Iraq and above all
These are Muslim lands. Is it strange for Muslims to fight for an end to
occupation in these lands?
THINK: Why do U.S.
not let Islamic voices from AMERICA come on TV to speak against
Is it a conspiracy theory that in the afternoon
has Wolf Blitzer, at night it has Larry King and after 10 Aaron Brown?
CARRY OUT A POLL AMONG MUSLIMS: Very few American Muslims accept the
legitimacy of Israel, yet a few individuals under cover of
in the name of
recognize Israel and want to be invited to the White House! One of their
"leaders" was working under cover for the State Department!
A Terrible Beauty is born:
DEFIANT FALLUJAH: U.S. PREPARES to RETREAT!
DURING NIGHT LONG BOMBING, MULLAHS COULD BE HEARD ON MOSQUE LOUDSPEAKERS
CALLING PEOPLE to
The bombing of Fallujah during the night of April 28-29 was ferocious. The
U.S. hit the bleeding city with THIRTY RADAR-GUIDED BOMBS. Rapid artillery
fire came from AC-130 helicopter gunships, while drones fired hell fire
missiles. But when the U.S. forces tried to advance they were met with
serious Islamic resistance and beaten back.
broadcast LIVE tele coverage from an embedded American reporter which should
be cherished by the Muslim world. This is what it showed and sounded like:
[THE SOUNDS WERE KEY.]
It was a surrealistic scene, the re-birth of Islam, defying the power of
America. The people of Fallujah were being motivated by the spearhead of
Islam: the mullah reciting the Qur'an. The power of the WORD of ALLAH, was
making it possible for a poorly armed force to take on unbelievable odds.
Owing to modern technology, the world could see that even
control of the
cannot stop Islam
The screen showed heavy smoke rising from areas of Fallujah which had been
bombed and shelled.
There was a weak, 'thin', aerial sound which the reporter identified as the
buzz of a a pilotless spy plane which had been firing "hellfire" missiles at
Then there was the heavy drone of the AC-130 gunship looking for targets.
[Identified as AC-130 by the reporter]
Under the plane's heavy drone, came the recitation of the
from one of the mosques in the area following by chanting. The American
station monitor asked the reporter what that sound was. He replied that it
was the preacher from the mosque urging the people to fight the Americans.
The reporter said that a translator from the military had visited and had
noted that the mullahs from mosques all over Fallujah were reciting the
Qur'an and calling for Jihad. They were also chanting songs of Jihad.
No Islamic propaganda could have been more effective. Here the enemies of
Islam were pointing out that under the most severe bombardment, the voices
of Islam were calling for resistance, quoting directly from the Qur'an.
Fallujah is a sign that America cannot win in spite of its overwhelming fire
power. After all that bombing NOT ONE IRAQI CAME OUT WITH HIS HANDS UP. The
Americans had dropped leaflets calling on the resistance to surrender.
The world is changing. The future belongs to Islam.
One of a series of
Progress Not Possible without Change in Male Attitudes Towards
On April 23, 2004
Dr. Kaukab Siddique
gave the Juma Khutba and led the prayers at Masjid
in Baltimore, Maryland. Here are the main points of the khutba:
Texts for khutba:
"When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child),
a shadow comes over his face, and he is filled with inward grief!
With shame does he hide himself from his people, because of the bad news he
has had! Shall he retain it on (sufferance and ) contempt, or bury it in
the dust? Ah! what an evil (choice) they decide on!" [16: 58-59]
By: Ather Masood
Oppression of women is a worldwide phenomenon. It begins in the oppressor's
home and ends up in Imperialism and Zionism.
The Qur'an indicates that respect for women is the starting point of the way
a person will go, to paradise or to hell. The Qur'an connects even its
apocalyptic imagery of the end of the world with the misbehavior of males
towards the female infant:
"...When the oceans boil over, when the souls are sorted out, when the
female (infant), buried alive, is questioned - 'for what crime was she
killed' .... [81:6-9]
EXPLOITATION of women is central to the American way of life. Look around
the city you live in. Everywhere women are being turned into objects,
ploys, to sell goods.
America is importing large numbers of young Africans and trying to
brainwash them into acceptance of a view of women as whores and b...hes.
Men are being brainwashed into the lowest of the low. Who would have
thought men would proudly present themselves as pimps.
In China and India large scale female infanticide is a part of daily life.
Modern science makes it possible to know whether the foetus is male or
female, and it can be destroyed before it is born if it is female.
Muhammad Mustafa (pbuh) made it clear that acceptance by Allah and Paradise
is connected to the way men treat women.
gives clear indications on the following:
No wife battering or abuse permitted.
The pious, honest, caring, fearless wife is the best blessing a man can
Paradise is at the feet of the mother.
RESPECT, love and honor for the daughter is the Sunnah of the Prophet
Major sins can be forgiven by kindness to the aunt.
Those who bring up daughters well will be in Paradise with the Prophet
Taqwa [Allah-conscious behavior), not gender, is the key to honor in Islam.
Attitudes of suspicion and slander towards women are serious and punishable
We must help American women to come out of the tragic randomized sexual
behavior to which they are being subjected. A homosexual like Versache was
issuing fashion edicts for women. Women need to look critically at the men
who are teaching them to uncover themselves.
[Ather Masood is New Trend's veteran representative and human
activist for many causes]
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Voices in the Wilderness Organization Against Mr Ashcroft.
Wilderness is an organization that has been in existence for a long time.
Before America invaded Iraq for a second time, Wilderness risked life and
jail time to provide much need food, clothing, and medicine to Iraq people.
Without having much support of fanfare, wilderness launched memorable
drives for collecting food, clothing, medicine and shelter-related items.
Kathy Kelly, a founding member of Wilderness is a major advocate for
human rights all over the world. Her work has never gone unnoticed as she
risked everything time and time again to make people aware of America's
cultural war on the Muslim World.
Now of course Mr. Ashcroft has decided that Wilderness and Kathy Kelly is a
threat (huh?). We publicly ask why and how Wilderness broke the law when
the United States is now sending food, clothing, and medicine to Iraq via
the American corporations and Armed forces? This is clearly a contradiction.
If the Bush-organized elitists can send items to help Iraqis, then what was
the moral crime Wilderness provoked? Nothing. Here we clearly see the
Patriot Act and the counter-Terrorism legislation being used to silence
logical dissent. A much respected organization which has not supported
violence; instead the Staff of Wilderness donated time, money, effort, and
their very lives to help Iraqis. We Ask the administration What's the deal?
What is the difference between Wilderness and USAID? If Wilderness broke
the "Law" then so does USAID which means criminal prosecution is wanting.
The world needs to commend the work of Wilderness. American administrators
and USAID need to LEARN FROM WILDERNESS. The petition to force charges be
dropped against Wilderness is as follows:
sign the VitW letter to the Justice Department.
For Martin Luther King Jr. April 11.
MLK's death passed and has went.
Without anything that was spent.
Discrimination he did much dent.
Prejudice he did surely circumvent.
My Hyderabadi father is a gent.
Who remembers 1958 with signs bent.
"White Only" and for you no rent.
"Black Only" for you they sent.
Even when at the holy day of lent.
MLK could not find anyone he met.
That he was a human being content.
In Chicago he, MLK did foment.
A South Side March that's relevant.
Out at Marquette Park that was virulent.
And on this day we are very diligent.
In remembrance of MLK a living monument.
Demonstration and Remembrance of Deir Yassin Massacre. April 9, 2004.
As soon as the message was received from Imam Sadar, Muslims and Non-Muslims
moved in droves towards the Federal plaza at Dearborn and Jackson. Downtown
Chicago found a gathering of about 2-300 people moving up and down the
street protesting the now most recent escalation. The crowd was full of
both Sunni and Shia Muslims, some holding hands and shouting "Bring the
troops home!" Speaker after speaker condemned the recent escalation. As
passers by looked, a complete hush seemed to resonate over and thru the
Police were somewhat caught off guard. Even some of us, who helped organize
the event, did not realize the response in terms of numbers of people.
Members of the Black, Latino, and Progressive white community came out to
once again, respond immediately to condemn the American escalation in Iraq.
At the same time the protestors remembered the now infamous DEIR YASSIN
massacre. On it's anniversary realists called onlookers to remember the
brutal murder and pacification of Falasteeni Muslims and Chrsitans on
Friday April 9th 1948.
Organizers made it a point to mention how Falasteeni people have continued
the struggle despite incidents such as Deir Yassin.
The Rand Study on Islam.
Well they finally released it. After many inquiries, rumors and innuendoes,
the blueprint on how to destroy Muslims in America has been released.
If the truth be told the ingredients of this study has been in practice
for about three years now. In it Muslims, like dogs, cats, mice, and
chimpanzees are defined by those who feel the need to define who we are
and what we believe. Besides the utter nonsense of such studies, one has
to recall past "scientific" studies into people such as the famous human
studies of cybergenics in America.
According to this study Muslim are categorized into four distinct
categories: Modernists, secularists, traditionalists, and fundamentalists.
For those of us who have been writing for New Trend in the past these
words are nothing new. What is recent is the need
The name game is just a modern version of what was done in this country
crisis, where people attacked each other (verbally and physically) for
the benefit of others. It should be noted that these ideas are already
being used in every way by the Media and political giants in the U.S.
According to this study Muslims can be more or less defined in these terms:
1. Fundamentalists are defined as those who reject democratic values
and contemporary Western culture. Well if thatís the definition of "Muslim"
Fundamentalist, then where does that leave People like Mathew Hale,
Timothy McVeigh, or Ann Coulter.? I have yet to hear the Rand corporation
define them as democratic. Are these individuals promoting "democratic
principles?" And contemporary Western Culture? What is the standard of
Western Culture for us to define Fundamentalism? FOR THE PAST FOUR MONTHS
BEFORE THE IRAQI WAR AMERICA DEFINED ITSELF AS "AMERICAN CULTURE." NOW ALL
OF A SUDDEN WE ARE "WESTERN CULTURE AGAIN?"
The Rand study describes 'Fundamentalist or Wahabi Islam" as the real enemy.
Well if that is true then why did America support Saudi Arabia for the past
30 years? Are we not our own real enemy sometimes? So according to American
foreign policy there must be good fundamentalists and bad fundamentalists
according to whom corporate America defines as such. So what is Mr. Qadaffi
Traditionalist are defined as Muslims who are afraid of change, innovation,
and modernity. Wait a minute! Innovations are not liked by "Fundamentalists
no? " After all that is the group most described as against bida or
innovation? Here we see "Sufi" Muslims are real allies of the West against
"Fundamentalists." Sufi Muslims are described as peaceful and loving who
hate violence. Liar ! Liar! pants on fire! It was the so-called "Sufi"
Muslims who started the rebellion in Chechnya and Kashmir. If the truth be
told. So do we define such people as Sufis? Or Fundamentalists. I already
know the answer of those outside the Muslim community. But what of the
Modernists are defined as people who want the Islamic world to become part
of global modernity. This makes the assumption that it is only the Muslim
world outside of modernity. As if all other nations and people are modern.
What about the Amish, Native-American, or even similar groups in the
United States. There are plenty of other peoples in this world who are not
following the so-called "modernist" thought process. Coincidently the
American Administration must have taken Saddam Hussein to be a modernist.
Otherwise he would not have been so supported by those espousing
"democratic ideals" and western culture.
Or should we harken back to the Muslim rebellion in the Philippines? Here
was a Muslim people wanting to become part of the "Modern" process. But
America, under General Pershing did not seem to be bothered with such a
thought. He was more interested in killing as many Muslims as possible so
that they could not enter the "Modern" World. Even before the emergence of
the MLF, when some Muslims tried to separate church and state it was totally
ignored by those in authority at the very united nations. So now that this
group of Muslims have been forced into violence, are they now fundamentalists?
So it seems the minute Muslims use violence they are now fundamentalists.
While anyone else who kills Muslims are heroes and defenders of "Democracy."
As if we have democracy? BUSH STOLE THE ELECTION. WILL THE RAND CORPORATION
DO A STUDY IN FRONT OF THE WORLD ON HOW THE LAST ELECTION WAS A FARCE?
"Challenge the fundamentalist?" Evidently that was not in your liking when
it came to Saudi Arabia. Whom Americans now say is "fundamentalist."
Even the playing field? The author suggests for American fund to assist
Traditionalists and Secularists. Evidently such help never existed when
it came to Chechnya, China, and the Philippines, and even Afghanistan
The Hui Muslims in China have been supporting the idea separating church
and state for the last decade. The UN and America didn't seem to care about
So why all of this new-found love for "secular" and "modernists."
By now it should be clear how absurd each of these terms are. This is a
blueprint that is being used. We need to define ourselves As Muslims.
That's sufficient enough for us. The Prophet did not call us progressives,
modernist, fundamentalist etc etc...Each of us must understand that such
studies are an overt attempt to break us up into groups, as was done with
Native-Americans, African-Americans, and even Latin Americans. Once we are
divided into labels defined by someone else, watch how each group will be
destroyed, one after another until neither Fundamentalists nor secularists
exist. Thatís the history of this "Democratic" nation now calling itself
part of Western culture. Let us Muslim define our own terms that fit our
cultural and intellectual development ourselves.
Just to prove a point we call on the Muslim Ummah to study in historical
documents: the infamous 1887 report by the bureau of Indian affairs
(ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/JWCRAWFORD/atkins.htm - 12k),
as well as the document on how to "regulate" Indian Affairs:
And just to make things more clear we have the famous letter from Willie
After going thru each of the three documents. It becomes clear old methods
used to hurt Native and Black peoples are now being re-configured for
Muslims. Oh yes Believe it or not.
What is the difference between these three documents and the recent Rand
Study? It is pretty obvious. There is none.
That's how it has always been done and it is being done now.
April 25, 2004 In Memory of Rachel Corrie.
STOP CATERPILLAR FROM BULLDOZING FALASTEENI HOMES
Under the leadership of the Palestinian Solidarity Committee, as many as
55 organizations (if not more) gathered in Peoria Illinois. Muslims, Arabs,
Progressive organizations, and even corporate Muslim leaders converged on
Caterpillar headquarters from 2 PM until about 7 pm with people lingering
around. Leaders from the Muslim and Arab community joined hands to create
boycotts against the once esteemed construction company. For several years
now Caterpillar industries have continued with the government of Israel,
in bulldozing homes, lives, and dreams of Falasteeni people.
Converging on the headquarters, people chanted different slogans. Several
onlookers joined the march and pushed forward. It was also clear that
some of local Peoria residents were not even aware of how a caterpillar
machine was used to kill Rachel Corrie. The President of corporate
Caterpillar refused to meet or acknowledge what is taking place.
Several Muslims and Arab businessmen agreed to hold boycotts of
Caterpillar products within their own areas of marketing.
Those business ventures who are in need of construction and moving
equipment must be encouraged to boycott Caterpillar Industries. We must
remember Rachel Corrie, the Shahid, and those who have been brutalized by
having homes destroyed.
Jackie Mason gets warm greetings in Chicago
Jackie Mason the infamous pro-Zionist comedian brought his show to Chicago.
At various times from April 12-16. several hundred protestors marched on
the famous Auditorium theater of Roosevelt University. Members of various
organizations called on people to reject Mr. Mason's racist and downright
condescending comments towards Falateeni people. Mr. Mason refused to
allow an Arab-American to openly perform stand-up comedy with him.
Among other things Mr. Mason has assailed Falasteeni culture, religious
beliefs, and even clothing.
Supporters against Zionism came out in sometimes small and other times
large groups with picket signs in front of the theater. The Chicago Police
had certain roads blocked just in case something would happen.
Despite that protestors came and stood in the warm summer nights.
Not in My Name
Palestinians for Peace Now
the Council of American Islamic Relations
the Palestinian American Congress
and Grenada Center for Human Rights
all praticipated in the event.
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