Sha'ban 13, 1426/September 17, 2005 #71
SHAME of our TIME:
September 14: On the eve of the anniversary of the
Sabra Shatilla massacre, General Musharraf shook hands
with the Israeli terrorist Sharon in the United Nations
building in New York. Pakistan has been humiliated by this
agent of George Bush.
THOUGHT of the DAY:
President Bush made a weird speech from New Orleans on
September 15. There were NO PEOPLE in the place from where
he was allegedly speaking. If he considers himself an
elected representative of the people, shouldn't he have
met and spoken to the PEOPLE uprooted from New Orleans?
Why is he so scared of the people of America? Does anyone
remember the last time he spoke to the people of America
while standing among them or near them? What kind of
democracy is this, that the man preaching democracy to
the whole world dare not go among the American people?
WILL SOMEONE TELL MR. BUSH?: Latest polls indicate that
80% of Black Americans consider the New Orleans disaster
the result of racism while 60% of White Americans also
consider it a result of racism and/or incompetence.
Mr. Bush wants to set up a Commission to find this out!
RAMSEY CLARK sees no Justification for Planned Trial of Saddam Hussain
On September 15, the editor of New Trend spoke to Ramsey Clark,
the leader of the anti-war movement in America and asked him
about his legal support for President Saddam Hussain.
Mr. Clark said that he wants to ensure that the President
gets a fair trial. The justification for putting him on
trial is problematic, he said, considering that Abu Ghraib,
Guantanamo Bay and numerous gross war crimes have been
committed in Iraq and Afghanistan after the fall of Saddam.
He added that the persons installed in Iraq as the new
rulers have spent their lives outside Iraq, lived in comfort
and did not undergo the turmoil of the Saddam years about
which they complain.
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Female Islamic Educator Wins Case Against Male Dominated
Islamic Society of Orange County [California]
On September 9, 2005 Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad won her case
against the upper class Indo-Pakistanis ruling over the
Republican area stronghold Islamic Society of Orange County [ISOC].
Dr. Zakiyyah is among the top Islamic educators in America.
A very spiritual African-American sister, she embraced
Islam as her choice, got her Ph.D from Columbia University
and spent her life serving the cause of Islamic education.
She was hired as Principal of the Islamic School run by
ISOC and won the admiration of her students and colleagues
during the five years she worked there. In 2003 she was
fired by Dr. Fazal Mirza, the new President of the School Board.
The way the firing was done was humiliating, unIslamic and
disgraceful. Dr. Mirza behaved as if Dr. Zakiyyah was his
personal servant and he could get rid of her upon the spot
when he felt like it. The entire well-entrenched
Indo-Pakistani "leadership" group supported Dr. Mirza
against Dr. Zakiyyah.
At that time, Dr. Kaukab Siddique urged Dr. Muzammil Siddiqui,
ISNA's head honcho who has worked as imam of ISOC for decades,
to stand against the abuse aimed at Dr. Zakiyyah. Dr. Kaukab
also brought the issue, in person, to Dr. Talat Sultan,
ICNA's top man with ties to Dr. Muzzammil. The point was
made that such FEUDAL behavior, unIslamic and racist in
its connotations, would do serious harm to the unity of
Muslims in America putting African-Americans against
South Asians.. Both Muzammil and Talat ignored the warning
and are reported to have accused of Dr. Zakiyyah of playing
the race card.
[WE URGE DR. MUZAMMIL SIDDIQUI to speak out. Let his
constituency know publicly what happened. He knows
Dr. Zakiyyah was greatly wronged and he showed concern.
Please speak out Dr. Muzammil openly so that rumor mongering
in your community should stop.]
ISNA and ICNA publications censored the news of
Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad's firing. ISNA's publication
Islamic Horizons tried to give the impression that
ISNA is supporting "Islamic education" in America while
the paper censored the fate of the top educator,
Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad. This is typical of ISNA and
ICNA publications: an ostrich like attitude that those
who don't agree with them don't exist.
On September 9 a Superior Court jury awarded Dr. Zakiyyah
$788,000 including punitive damages of $130,000.
Dr. Zakiyyah's attormey took care to point out that the
behavior of Dr. Fazal Mirza and others should not be
attributed to Islam but to cultural practices in South Asia.
CONCLUSION: These men did not realize that they were up
against an ISLAMIC woman who has CHOSEN Islam as her way.
How dare they deny her professional ablity, abuse her as
if she is inferior and fire her without due process!
First she broke down and cried that Muslims could do this to her,
when she had given her life to Islam. Then she dried her
tears and took the oppressors to court.
We note that many such doctors and imams are
controlling Islamic centers across America. They
do not respect Muslim women as their equals before
Allah. The only reason they are in power is owing to their wealth.
We congratulate Dr. Zakiyyah. She has done successfully
what many other victims of ISNA and related organizations
have not been able to do.
IMAM BADI ALI SPEAKS out AGAINST MISUSE of ISLAMIC MARRIAGE
by UNSCRUPULOUS Men in America
In an extensive interview with a North Carolina newspaper,
Imam Badi Ali lambasted the activities of Muslim men who
have been using Islamic marriage to violate and ignore
the rights of Muslim women.
Imam Ali, Palestinian by origin, says that Muslim women
should get marriages registered with local marriage
offices in the U.S. He notes instances where a marriage
took place overseas, for instance in Turkey, the couple
came to America and the husband abandoned the woman.
The marriage was not documented here; hence the woman
had no recourse to get her rights legally.
Imam Badi Ali urges Muslim communities, especially
those with numbers of women from overseas, to ensure
that the women know their rights and get their marriages
[New Trend readers might remember Badi Ali's report on
a rich Arab man who made an Islamic marriage with a
good Egyptian woman, impregnated her and then abandoned
her. Later it turned out that he was totally corrupt
and was indulging in pork and alcohol.]
FIRST ISLAMIC VICTORY AGAINST JEWISH CONTROL in AMERICA:
Where is Hitler's Order to Kill Jews?
On September 14, West Chester, Pennsylvania's main newspaper,
known as the Daily Local, published Dr. Kaukab Siddique's
rebuttal in full. The paper had frontpaged a report on
Dr. Siddique in its August 28 issue. In his rebuttal,
Dr. Siddique has challenged the entire Jewish power
structure in America to produce any order from Hitler
authorizing the alleged gassing of 4 million
[or 1 million] Jews in Auschwitz.
The sequence of events has been as follows:
During the summer of 2005, Cybercast, a right wing,
pro-Zionist information front, investigated Dr. Siddique
and took its "findings" to the top Jewish organizations in America.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center [SWC] then approached
Dr. Siddique's university administration and pressured
it to reprimand [if not remove] Dr. Siddique. The SWC,
top Jewish thought control organization, heavily funded,
was supported by the American Jewish Committee [AJC],
the ADL and "Muslim Zionists" like Stephen Schwartz.
Muslim propaganda groups like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA pretended
that they had never heard of Dr. Siddique. CAIR actually
told a newspaper reporter that Siddique is a fringe person
and we don't want to honor him with our comments.
The attack backfired on the Jews. Lincoln University told
the Cybercast people and SWC etc., that Siddique is fully
qualified for the job he is doing and his writings are not
within our legal purview and scrutiny.
After that, apparently, the SWC reached out through
the local synagogue in Chester County, Pennsylvania
and had an outragious TOP FRONT PAGE attack published
in the Daily Local to brand Dr. Siddique as a Muslim
anti-semitic fanatic. The paper is read in the small
White towns surrounding Lincoln University and the report
could have lead to a physical attack on Dr. Siddique.
The campaign has backfired on the Jews. Dr. Siddique
has received numerous compliments and words of support
on his ability to withstand intimidation. Some people
were pleasantly surprised to known that the Jewish version
of World War II is not entirely correct.
WAR NEWS: Analysis by New Trend
What Happened in Tal Afar?
How does one get to know what the American military forces
in Iraq are doing? On September 14 and 15 U.S. viewers
were shown TV coverage of Al-Qaidah attacks in Baghdad
which wrought havoc in the ranks of Shi'ites, civilians
as well as police, supporting the U.S. These attacks were
reported as "retaliation" for the U.S. assault in Tal Afar,
south east of the Syrian border. Unfortunately Americans
are not shown what happened in Tal Afar but are simply
told that the U.S. crushed the "insurgents" there, killing
200 and capturing 200 who were wounded.
It appears that the U.S. destroyed a mini Islamic Republic.
On September 13, Col. McMaster of the U.S. army, spoke
to U.S. journalists from Iraq to describe the American
"victory" in detail. He built up such a propagandistic
picture of the situation that even one of the hand-picked
U.S. journalists said: "you have painted quite a rosy picture..."
New Trend has "deconstructed" Col. MacMaster long
winded speech and plucked the following facts from it:
Colonel McMaster claimed that the "insurgents" were
"terrorizing" the people and committing atrocities.
However the information provided by the Colonel himself
contradicts his claims of "terrorism." If the "terrorists"
were using Imams, teachers, and literature and teaching
the youth to advance the Islamic cause, obviously they had
won the battle for the minds and souls of the people. They
were running the whole city and implementing deterrent
The "terrorists" had placed their own Imams in charge
of the mosques in Tal Afar.
The "terrorists" had placed their own teachers in the town's schools.
The "terrorists" had produced quantities of "propaganda"
material, books and tracts to "mislead" the people.
The "terrorists" had "brainwashed" young people and
were using them to control the city.
The "terrorists" were teaching people to prepare
IEDs to fight the American forces. The Americans
wiped out one such group of 30 trainees by artillery fire.
Evidently, as in the town of Haditha, this was a
mini-Islamic Republic run according the laws of the
Qur'an. Only 20 of the 200 "suspects" captured by the
U.S. in Tal Afar were "foreigners": 16 Syrians, 2 Afghans
and 2 "Saudi" Arabians. Thus most of those fighting the U.S.
are Iraqis, not "terrorists" coming in from outside.
Non-combatant Iraqi sources, including those running
hospitals, have described the U.S. attack as a catastrophe
for the people of Tal Afar. The Colonel let slip the
information that people were "leaving" the city and the
"terrorists" tried to hide among them. He claimed that
the Americans have saved the city from the "terrorists."
If that is correct, then why are the people leaving?
[Arab sources say that 6,000 people have fled the city
after its "liberation" by the U.S.]
Colonel McMaster's report indicated that 3500 "Iraqi"
forces helped the 3500 U.S. troops to pinpoint the
"terrorists" and to destroy their strongholds in Tal Afar.
He did not give the composition of these "Iraqis" but
most sources agree that the U.S. is being helped by
Shi'ites trained in Iran [the "Badr" brigades].
This explanation is supported by puppet Shi'ite
Prime Minister Jaafari's claim that he had "ordered"
the U.S. attack on Tal Afar.
In that context, it is apparent that the Shi'ites in
Baghdad supporting and working for the U.S. are being
targeted by Al-Zarqawi's counter attack by martyrdom operators.
The U.S. completely wiped out the entire Islamic city of
Tal Afar, including its mosques and schools where the
"terrorists" were "brainwashing" the people, according to
Al-Jazeera and other Arab sources. Big quantities of
Qur'ans and Hadith and Islamic literature were destroyed.
Huge American tanks smashed their way into private homes.
The resistance, however, as the Colonel admitted, has
survived the destruction of Tal Afar. He said that there
cannot be any assurance that the "terrorists" will not
return to the city or that the U.S. will have permanently
"liberated" the city.
CONCLUSION: New Trend urges the following steps to ensure
that gross human rights violations in Tal Afar are stopped:
The International Red Crescent and the International
Red Cross should be permitted by the U.S. to enter the city.
Al-Jazeerah should be permitted to enter. If not, then
at least U.S. media should be allowed to enter.
[Even journalists "embedded" with U.S. troops have
not been allowed to film Tal Afar. ]
The Muslim world should issue a FATWA against further
U.S. militady operations in Iraq.
Notice the silence and total inaction of the U.N.
The differences of the U.N. with the U.S. are merely
tactical. They are united in the need to destroy Islamic power.
Signs of U.S. Defeat in Afghanistan: Sophisticated Plan
for Withdrawal underway
New Trend report
On September 12, 2005 Mullah Zaeef was airlifted from
Guantanamo Bay to Kabul, Afghanistan in an American plane.
Readers might remember that Mullah Zaeef was the last
Taliban ambassador in Islamabad, Pakistan. Following the
U.S. assault on Afghanistan, CIA's Pakistani agent
General Musharraf handed over Mullah Zaeef to the Americans.
In 2004, Karzai sent messages to Mullah Zaeef offering to
get him released if he would accept the American-installed
regime. The Mullah rejected the offer.
Does his release finally, after 4 years of horror in the
cages of Guantanamo, mean that Mullah Zaeef has been
broken under torture or does it mean that the wily
Pushtun diplomat sees the chances of Taliban victory?
Gradually the U.S. has released the news, which Pakistani
newspapers reported several months back, that American
forces will be withdrawn and will be replaced by NATO
forces. As the news broke, NATO countries reacted by
saying that they would not want their forces to take
over the military operations against the "insurrection."
Thus the U.S. is in a humiliating situation. Its forces
are trying to hit the Taliban hard but with little success.
Meanwhile "elections" are being held in Afghanistan under
strict U.S. surveillance. These elections are a complete
fraud. The way these are going to be held is as follows,
based on the procedures from last time:
Huge quantities of ballots are shipped to key points in
the country under heavy air and ground security provided
by the U.S. Local mercenaries and rivals of the Taliban
are lined up to vote. Large quantities of ballots are
marked up in a pretend "election." The results are
then announced with great fanfare.
The real purpose of the "elections" seems to be to permit
the Americans to say that they have fulfilled their mission.
Meanwhile the fighting goes on. The Taliban killed 4 U.S.
troops in an attack in Qalat town in Zabul province.
This is about 75 miles from the Pakistan frontier.
The idea that Taliban attacks are being permitted
by Pakistani intelligence has been exploded. Most of
the Pushtun hinterland seems to be under Taliban control.
In the most recent attack 7 persons were killed by the
Taliban. The Kabul regime says these were election
officials but the Taliban insist that these were police
including a police commander.
Even Karzai seems to be sick of American behavior. In
July, two American troops who had TORTURED TWO AFGHAN
PRISONERS TO DEATH were tried by an American military
court and given 8 months each in prison. Karzai
protested loudly for the first time. Does the traitor
have some sense of Pashtun honor or a mustard seed
worth of Islam in him?
Dr. Amina Wadud Protests new Trend Report on her:
Says she is not linked to enemies of Islam
Ref: Quotes from New Trend:
"People on the brink, but more learned, like Dr.Amina Wadud, who
were not treated well by established Muslim organizations,
were material to be utilized in
the attempts to break Islamic communities.
What made these women dangerous for the Muslim
communities was the tremendous coverage the U.S.
[and worldwide Zionist] media gave them unstintingly.
They were glamorized by the enemies of Islam as
"saviors of Muslim womanhood."
"As these women TALKED EQUALITY and were LINKED to the
ENEMIES of ISLAM, the entire authentic movement for women's
rights in Islam became suspect. Muslims now see this
"pro-woman" activity as linked to the agents of America,
such as Hosni Mubarak, the dictator of Egypt, and
General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's coup leader."
It is time you stop pointing the finger at me to
demonize my work in your publications.
I am NOT LINKED TO anyone, let alone to your
self defined, yet unsupported categories of
"TALKED EQUALITY and were LINKED to the ENEMIES of ISLAM,"
I have a job, attempt to pay my bills, support my
five children, the last three almost single
handedly for at least a decade, even when there
are no "links" to support their needs.
I am dedicated to one thing: Allah.
Since Allah granted me, and all women on the planet full
human dignity at birth, I struggle both to live and
experience that dignity as well as to raise my sons
and daughters in awareness of it. Meanwhile, through no
attempts at self promotion, even to this moment, I have
offered some light to millions of other women, simply
by staying true to that one dedication and by continued
research, experience and expression of what it means
to BE A WOMAN and to attempt to sustain that dignity
despite those who would try to tear down my dignity for
no reason that I can see. Because taking care of my
children and providing for them requires so much of
my time, I live a nearly reclusive life, while still
remaining in the struggle for all women to finally
gain the full human dignity given to them by Allah.
For the life of me, I cannot see what your continued
finger pointing at me could possibly do to either help
women or to further our inner struggles for peace
and dignity WHILE serving our families and communities.
Could you explain why the media attention givenóbut never
asked NOR participated in has anything to do with Irshad
Nanji or Asra Nomani? Can you cook my dinner tonight? When
my grass grows too long does anyone from the Jamaat you
speak of send able bodied men to cut it for me? No, I must
either cut it with my young daughters or, as it mostly
the case, cut it myself, despite arthritis and high blood
pressure, meanwhile I continue to pay the bills, pray to
Allah for sanity and purity, while BEING in the struggle
for Muslim women, including those women, like myself who
are living the life of our foremother Hajar,
who was abandoned by the very person the three
faiths are named after, Abraham.
Please leave me out of your own writings to gain
attention for your efforts. Seek your reward from
Allah and leave me out. For surely you do unnecessary
harm to me and my family, from just the basic needs of
daily bread, while nothing will change about you, your
family, your publications, your supporters or your
faith in this finger pointing.
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