Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Ramadan 20, 1426/October 24, 2005 #79
One of America's Greatest Medical Researchers is a Pakistani Muslim.

October 21, 2005: An elaborate Investiture ceremony was held at Northwestern University, Chicago, for Teepu Siddique, MD. The auditorium was packed with scientists, technocrats and scholars as sophisticated dignitaries in the world of medicine hailed the work done by Dr. Teepu Siddique in the field of ALS research. ALS is one of the most horrifying diseases facing humanity.

Dr. Teepu Siddique's acceptance remarks were interspersed with verses from the Qur'an, with allusions to the life of the Prophet, pbuh, and with reference to the impetus he received from the piety and wit of his father, Dr. M.S. Qureshi, and his mother Mahmudah Qureshi, two of Pakistan's most distinguished educators.

New Trend hails Dr. Teepu's Investiture as the Les Turner ALS Foundation/Herbert C. Wenske Foundation Professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

As the death toll in Kashmir-Pakistan reaches near 80,000, Islamic Centers across America as well as numerous non-Muslim organizations have sent donations and goods to the disaster area. The Islamic Center in Augusta, Georgia, excelled with a $10,000 donation to Edhi Foundation.and a team of Islamic doctors.

Gulf Medical Relief Fund [GMRF] gave $5,000 to a team of physicians going out from Houston.

Islamic groups, organizations, individuals are in the death zone, trying to help the survivors of this cataclysm. The anti-Islam groups, governments, agencies were not able to compete with the tremendous dedication of the Islamists.
Eyewitness Account of Black America's Glory Oct.15: Farrakhan Makes History The People Speak: Millions More Movement: Malik Zulu Shabazz Puts Bush on Trial
By Nadrat Siddique

The scene is almost surreal: Pan-African flag fluttering against the backdrop of the Capitol Rotunda, as if it is the Flag; reggae great Wyclef Jean singing "Bismillah ar-rahman ir-raheem" in his softly accented voice; the Capitol lawn full of Black people with fists raised saying "Black Power!" Is this a beautiful dream shortly to be interrupted by the sahoor alarm clock?

The National Capitol Police fumbling through my backpack remind me that it is not a dream. I am at the Millions More Event, in Washington, DC. The organizers of the Millions More Movement have, perhaps for dramatic effect, set up their stage immediately at the foot of the U.S. Capitol Building, and anyone wishing to enter the area is searched.

I am here to extend solidarity from the Pakistani people to Black people in their fight for justice. One of the ten points in the Millions More agenda was enough to draw me here: the reparations issue. Millions of black people died on board slave ships en route to the Americas; many more suffered and continue to suffer as a result of slavery and its aftereffects. As a Muslim, I know that there cannot be peace without justice. And justice demands that reparations be paid to the descendants of Black slaves.

When I finally get through security, I thrill to see Damu Smith, a longtime DC –based community activist at the mic. Damu personifies internationalism, and years ago lent a helping hand to Jamaat al-Muslimeen, when we organized a forum in Washington, DC, drawing parallels between the Native American, Kurdish, and Palestinian struggles. He is the founder of Black Voices for Peace, which was very vocal against the Iraq war from its inception. His voice emanates strength, as he names Bush a war criminal, and I almost forget that he is recovering from cancer.

The agenda of the Millions More Movement includes the issue of political prisoners as one of its ten points.

I am pleased to see Jamil El-Amin's supporters everywhere, with pants drawn up to their ankles "wahabi-style," and shirts which say "mujahideen" and "Free H. Rap." Just feet away from the Capitol, they are energetically hawking the imam's Revolution by the Book and Die Nigger Die. The books are going fast.

Representatives of Malachi York, Mumia Abu Jamal, and other political prisoners are present. A young woman from the Jericho Movement--which calls attention to the hundreds of Black political prisoners who remain in U.S. prisons after decades of imprisonment—hands me a flier with Assata's picture, condemning the bounty placed on the sister's head.

NOI women in hijab are everywhere. A young man in a turban sells roses. A man in a dazzling golden West African outfit strides by. Indeed, many of the event participants proudly sport colorful Afrocentric or African garb. The attire seems to signify pride in Africa and a deliberate departure from the mass culture of racist fashion designers.

In a tone reminiscent of the sixties, nearly all the speakers call for Black power. Red/Black/Green Flags—more than I've seen in one place--flutter in the breeze.

Numerous international representatives extend solidarity to the Millions More Movement: a representative of the Cuban government; Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson; and Native American leader-turned-Hollywood actor, Russell Means, who says, "I want to be a part of Farrakhan's community."

Women are among the most powerful speakers of the day:

Viola Plummer, of the African Support Organization, entreats the audience to compel "the lying, blood-sucking government of this country to remove the sanctions against Zimbabwe." The sanctions, she says, are in place because Robert Mugabe took the land back. She ends with the stirring Pan-Africanist cry: "Free the land!"

Marlene Bastille, of the Haiti Action Network, beseeches the audience: "Haiti needs you. The people of Haiti are suffering. I am asking you to ask Haiti to free all prisoners of conscience. Haitians are the only ones [who are non-political prisoners--ed] held in this land indefinitely without trial."

Eryka Badu comes to the mic. At first, she refuses to sing, speaking in such a sombre manner that the crowd falls silent—for the first time in several hours--taking in her stirring words.

"I am not my hair. I am not my skin. I am not my clothes. We forget we have the power of thoughts and words. "

"I'm not going to stand here and ask for reparations. I'll be standing here another four hundred years."

"I want you and me to stand in direct opposition to oppression, negativity. It's time to realize you are the one with the power to change this world."

"We have no more time. There will be no more leaders...The earth is tired. It's ignorance to continue to hate each other. The revolution begins with you," she tells the people.

A Black elder, who noticed me with pad and pen in hand, tells me he drove up for the day from Richmond, VA. Playing devil's advocate, I ask him whether Farrakhan's association with the event discouraged him from participating. "I'm not a Muslim," he says. "But Farrakhan is the theological leader for all religions."

Many of the orators blast the government's criminal neglect in New Orleans. Ron Daniels, of the Center for Constitutional Rights, says, "We must make sure the Afrikan city of New Orleans is returned to the Afrikan people."

Renowned rappers Chuck D (Public Enemy), Professor Griff, and Dead Prez are in attendance. Unlike the commercialized rappers, they have sacrificed big contracts and remain steadfast to the original message of rap, opposing racism and oppression.

Perhaps the most masterful delivery of the day is that of Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz. He begins with the slogan: "Free all political prisoners!"

"Free Mumia! Is Mumia the real criminal, or is George Bush?"

"Free Jamil El-Amin! Is Jamil El-Amin guilty, or is it the criminals who allowed our people to drown in New Orleans?"

"How can you have a war on terror when George Bush hasn't been arrested?" he continues, to thunderous applause and laughter.

Then the fiery young attorney brilliantly launches the delivery of a mock verdict: "How do you find George Bush on the issue of racism?"

"Guilty!" roars the crowd.

"How do you find George Bush on the issue of human rights?"

"Guilty!" is the unanimous cry.

"How do you find George Bush on handling New Orleans?"

"Guilty!" roars the crowd.

You can almost hear the gavel slamming down, as Malik thunders "Impeach George Bush!"

By this time, the fast is catching up with me, and I decide to take a rest, carefully collecting the folds of my sari, and join the brothers and sisters sitting on the grass to finish watching the event on a giant video screen a few blocks away from the stage.

Minister Donna Farrakhan takes the stage. Although I'd heard Farrakhan himself speak on many prior occasions, I'd never heard any of his family members. Her style of delivery resembles that of her father. A fiery speaker in her own right, her eyes sparkle as she rouses the crowd to welcome her father.

Farrakhan appears on the video screen, majestically making his way across a landing with his entourage of FOI. That he has preempted others to speak at this juncture in the program, and that he looks rather frail, walking with some difficulty, concerns me. But when he reaches the stage area and takes the mic, all sign of weakness are gone.

"I believe that we can charge the federal government with criminal neglect of the people of MS, LA, and TX," he declares. "We can't sue the federal government, but we can sue the Department of Homeland Security. I strongly believe that if the people on those rooftops had blond hair and blue eyes, they would not have waited five days."

"We charge the government with criminal neglect," he repeats.

"Now they are saying they won't re-build the ninth ward," he says, referring to the impoverished New Orleans district. "The government will never do for the poor and oppressed of this nation, unless and until we organize to make them to do it."

"Are you sure you want a movement?" he asks. "Are you sure? If you are sure, then be ready for opposition. We are going to be tested by opposition."

In a style that is uniquely his, he throws out ideas to the people, soliciting feedback—and gets it. He suggests the need for peoples' ministries: a Ministry of Health and Human Service, a Ministry of Agriculture, a Ministry of Education, a Ministry of Defense, a Ministry of the Economy, a Ministry of Justice, and a Ministry of Information. The brothers and sisters around me are enraptured--clapping, cheering, and shouting encouragement. Farrakhan is clearly speaking to their needs. It is an engaged audience reminiscent of Malcolm's.

The Ministry of Agriculture is needed, Farrakhan says, in order to provide for the people, as "the merchants of death, the pharmaceuticals and fast food industry, are not going to do it."

The Ministry of Defense is needed, he says, because "Our people are natural born warriors, but they are fighting the wrong war."

The Ministry of Justice is needed to counter the prison-industrial complex, and the Ministry of Information is needed to counter the propaganda of the likes of UPI and Reuters, he continues.

The people are thirsting for change. The suggestions for Ministries of Justice and Education draw the loudest cheers. The people do not view the government as theirs. No editorializing here.

Then, Farrakhan refers to the Democrats as the House Negroes. He seems to be proposing action independent of the two-party system.

Farrakhan ends his speech with comments about the international scene. He notes the hypocrisy of Blair, in offering to forgive some of Africa's debt, when Britain has robbed Africa for decades. He calls on Caribbean nations to unite against foreign exploitation. He draws a powerful analogy between the Iraq war, and a contest between a quadriplegic who has been thrown in the ring to compete with the heavyweight champion. It is no big achievement if the heavyweight champion wins against the quadriplegic, he proclaims.

My final impressions:
  1. The Millions More Movement went to great lengths to be as inclusive as possible, specifically inviting all races and genders to the event; Farrakhan spoke as an internationalist, invoking unity among black, brown, yellow, and poor people throughout the world, and emphasizing the issue of workers rights;
  2. the event drew numbers far in excess of a million people, signifying a need among the people to take action, after New Orleans;
  3. "Sunni" Muslims, Indo-Pakistani and Arab communities (my people) were still largely absent, demonstrating their lack of grasp of both U.S. history, natural allies, and the need to build bridges with the oppressed communities of the U.S.
The writer has spent most of her life as a human rights worker and anti-war activist.
Einstein Warned Against Zionism.
Jewish Racism in its own Words.
by Edward Miller, San Rafael, California

" All the animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others "

Animal Farm by George Orwell

For years, when in lectures, columns or letters to the editor, some have criticized the behavior of the Zionist government of Israel, the ADL or local supporters of Zionism have responded with name-calling. One can critique the politics of the French, the Germans, the Dutch or most other foreign countries without this barrage of hatred, but never Israel. Character-assassination has been a characteristic of the Zionists almost from that movement's ascension in Israel. Even Jews who dare criticize their Zionist State are labeled " Self-Hating Jews"

Brigadier General James J. David (U.S. Army, Ret), said it well on 14 Aug. 2005: "The Jewish campaign to effectively silence any critic of Israel may well be the biggest contributing factor in this birth of world terrorism we see today. "

Zionism is a relatively recent political movement in Judaism's 5000-year history. The movement was initiated around the turn of the last century as a colonialization scheme with fascist trappings by such Ashkinazi Jews as Theodore Hertzel and Vladimir Jabotinsky . The latter, in his 1923 essay THE IRON WALL outlined the movement's objectives clearly: " We cannot give any compensation for Palestine, neither to the Palestinians no to other Arabs. Therefore a voluntary agreement is inconceivable. All colonization, even the most restrictive, must continue in defiance of the native population. Therefore it can continue and develope only under the shield of force, which comprises a Iron Wall which the local population can never break through. This is our Arab policy. To formulate it any other way would be hypocrisy."

Jabotinsky also spelled out the Zionist doctrine of the "purity of Jewish blood" in his "Letter of Autonomy": " It is impossible for a man to become assimilated with people whose blood is different than his own.

...There can be no assimilation. We shall never allow such things as mixed marriage because the preservation of national integrity is impossible except by means of racial purity and for that purpose we shall have this territory where our people will constitute the racially pure inhabitants." (The Hidden History of Zionism by Ralph Scheonmam pgs 23-26 ) It was the adoption of these fascist policies by Israel's Freedom Party, headed by Menachem Begin which stimulated Albert Einstein and other prominent Jews to write that warning letter in the NY Times in 1948, ( see in my August report) I quote again from the Einstein letter:

"Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our time is the emergence in the newly created State of Israel, of the Freedom Party ..a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist right-wing chauvinist organization......This is the unmistakable stamp of a Fascist party for whom terrorism (against Jews, Arabs and British alike) and misrepresentation are the means and a "Leader State " is the goal. "

The basic tenets of Begin's Freedom Party, which ( in modern slang ) "morphed" into the Likud Party run today by Sharon, clearly exhibit the fascist nature of Zionism. Like Germany under the Nazis, Israel has invaded and attempted to colonize its neighbors: Lebanon in 1982, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, the West Bank and Gaza in 1967. The false ideologies are surprisingly similar: Hitler said the Teutonic Gods promised his people: "Lebensraum" . The Zionists say Abraham's God promised the Jews "Eretz Israel" . Both parties embrace "racial purity", the Jews as " God's Chosen " vs the Nazi's " Pure Aryan Race " ) and both Hitler and Sharon, arising from democratic roots, found support in their country's military-industrial base.

One major difference stands out: the German people funded Hitler's expansionism, whereas it has been the US taxpayers who, to a great extent, have paid for Israel's expansionism. Adolph Hitler never received complimentary press coverage in the US but our President Bush has stated more than once, that Sharon is " a man of peace".

The fascist ideology of the Likud Party has kept the Mideast in an uproar for over half a century. In his memoirs of his years in the White House former president Jimmy Carter wrote that there could have been peace between the Arabs and the Israelis had it not been for the bigoted, Nazi-like racial views of Israeli's Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Begin, Carter recalled, believed the Jews were the Master Race, a holy people superior to Egyptians and Arabs. Begin also believed that God wanted the Jews to own the land, so there was absolutely no basis for peace. The Jews lusted after the land and intended to have it."

"Holocaust activist," Elie Wiesel, who recently died, claimed the Jews are a superior race. "Everything about us is different ..Jews are ontologically exceptional." ( Texe Maars 11-25-2003 ) (www.rense.com/general45/master.htm )

Most leaders of the Zionist movement, are Ashkinazi Jews, and though they love to quote Abraham's promise of: "Eretz Israel " (expanded Israel ) to the Hebrews, not one of them is even distantly related to Abraham. These Jews are descendents of an Eastern European people, converted to Judiasm on the order of their ruler between 700 and 710 AD, and later dispersed westward throughout Poland and Russia by repeated foreign invaders, including the Mongols. It is those Ashkinazi converts to Judiasm who have been the troublemakers.

The indigenous Arabs were aware of this racial difference long before any westerners. In February, 1945 near the end of WW II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, along with U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin, met in conference at Yalta in the Crimea, Rooseverlt, before that conference, had decided to establish better relations with leaders of the Mideast nations, and to that end had his staff arrange a meeting with King Ibn Saud, founder of Saudi Arabia. After the Yalta Conference, the meeting took place on the Red Sea where Roosevelt and King Ibn Saud met on the deck of the destroyer, USS Murphy. The King, seated on a gilded throne, which had been hoisted aboard, was surrounded by two of his 20 sons, and an entourage of "fierce-looking dark-skinned, barefoot men, each with a sword or dagger bound to his waist by a gold-encrusted belt. " while " on the USS Murphjy's fantail, sheep were grazing in a makeshift corral", King Ibn Saud having insisted that freshly-killed meat be available for him and his men on a daily basis.

( The Link April/May 2005 pg. 2)

Roosevelt and Ibn Saud, though neither spoke the other's language, hit it off immediately. Roosevelt remembered to neither smoke nor enjoy his afternoon cocktail in deference to the King's Muslim religious sensitivities. According to Colonel William A. Eddy, who interpreted between the two, FDR, during those intense five hours the two leaders spent together, asked several times for Ibn Saud's assistance in settling "remnant Jews in Central Europe " who had "suffered at the hands of the Nazis". Ibn Saud's reply was prompt and laconic: "Give them and their descendents the choicest lands of the Germans who had oppressed them" When FDR repeated his request, saying the Jews "had a sentimental desire to settle in Palestine" the King repeated: " Make the enemy and the oppressor pay; that is how we Arabs wage war.",

( FDR MEETS IBN SAUD by William A. Eddy pg.32)

American diplomat Charles E. Bohlen, who, along with Eddy, was a member of FDR's official party in Yalta, wrote in his memoirs: WITNESS TO HISTORY, that " Ibn Saud gave a long dissertation on the basic attitude of Arabs towards Jews...He denied that there had ever been any conflict between the two branches of the Semitic race in the Middle East. What changed the whole picture was the immigration from Eastern Europe of a people who were technically and culturally on a higher level than the Arabs. As a result, Ibn Saud said, the Arabs had greater difficulty in surviving economically. The fact that these energetic Europeans were Jewish was not the cause of the trouble, he said: " it was their superior skills and culture."

THE LINK April/May 2005 pgs 8-9 article by Thomas Lippman

During my almost 15 years as a columnist I have actively supported both the Palestinians as well as those Jews brave enough to fight Zionism, including friends Israel Shahak and Alfred M. Lilienthal. (See my interview with Shahak in the Coastal Post August 2001 ) It has been my hope that an Israeli leader would appear who would reverse that country's apartheid behavior and stop its Zionist expansionism.

The Jew's "Anti Defamation League " (ADL), despite its name, is really not opposed to defamation. For years it has been defaming anyone critical of Israel and has shown complete disregard for those long-admired fundamentals of Judaism outlined in the Old Testament: "What does the Lord require of you, O man, but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God."

Criticism of Israeli today is sharply limited in the United States. Ex-Congressman Paul Findley, in his book: THEY DARE TO SPEAK OUT describes in detail the manner in which AIPAC money in Washington has been used to discipline members of Congress who criticize Israel. More recently, American University professors who dare critic Israel in classroom discussions are being reported by students of the Jewish "Hillel" campus organizations. They report to Professor Daniel Pipe's " Campus Watch" in Washington, and our Representatives are then pressured to warn the designated University administrator, that federal funds might be withheld unless his professors watch their comments.

Even research at the University level has come under Zionist control. " A key research paper showing that Middle Eastern Jews ( Sephardin ) and Palestinians are genetically almost identical has been pulled from a leading journal. Academics who had already received their copies of HUMAN IMMUNOLOGY, were urged to rip out the offending pages and throw them away...The article's lead author, Spanish geneticist Professor Antonio Arnaz-Villena of Complutense University in Madrid, said: "I am stunned" )
(www.guardian.co.uk/genes/article/o,2763,605806,00.html )

Present day Israel, armed to the teeth with nuclear warheads and the missiles to deliver them, and with her continued occupation of parts of Lebanon ( Shebaa Farms), Syria ( the Golan Heights) , as well as large areas of the West Bank, is the real threat to Middle East peace. Although she withdrew her troops from Jordan, in her treaty with the late King Hussein, Jewish farmers were allowed to keep 25-year renewable leases on previously occupied Jordanian farmland and Jewish mining firms, 25-year renewable leases on rich mineral deposits in Jordan's Dead River Valley. Even Sharon's withdrawal from Gaza, the most crowded slum in the world, is a sham. The Israelis left a bantustan, covered with the rubble of thousands of destroyed buildings, bulldozed roads, and ravaged water and sewage facilities. Gaza's still- caged Palestine population, their borders controlled by either Israeli or the Egyptian military, their airport denied them, and access to their Mediterranean seashore limited cannot visit their holy sites in Jerusalem, or even family and friends in other West Bank villages without special permits (often denied) from the Israeli military. Thumbing his nose at the world, Sharon arranged for 12,000 more illegal settlement homes to be built as he bragged about the " sacrifice" of Gaza withdrawal, and is still extending his "security wall" to further isolate the Palestinians, despite demands by the ICC that it be removed. Sharon's behavior helps create the terrorist responses of which Bush and Blair complain.

Americans need to think seriously about removing our country from what President George Washington in his farewell address described as a " passionate attachment " which, Washington warned " produces a variety of evils: sympathy for the favorite Nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest... where no real common interest exists, concessions to the favorite Nation of privileges denied to others.....and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld.... It gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens... facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country......... to mislead public opinion... Such an attachment of a small or weak countrry, towards a great and powerful nation, dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter. History and experience prove, that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government."

George Washington,
September 17,1796
Dr. Miller is a veteran contributor to New Trend. He is known around the U.S. for his writings against war and in support of human rights. Writing in New Trend, he was the first to note Osama Bin Laden's warning to America.

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