Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Shawwal 26, 1426/November 29, 2005 #87
INFORMATION ALERT: Sis. Nabila Bey from Philadelphia has informed Jamaat al-Muslimeen that a fake "Qur'an" is being distributed in Kuwait. Verses on Jihad have been removed from this "Qur'an." Also many other matters which the western powers do not like have been deleted. Readers are asked to send us more info on this. It's a serious insult to the entire Muslim world and must be stopped without delay.

ACTION ALERT: Jamaat al-Muslimeen reports that Egyptian-American Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar, PRISONER of CONSCIENCE on hunger strike for his mistreatment, has been cut off from the outside world. Please write to the Warden to urge an end to his mistreatment. The address is:
Marvin D. Morrison - Warden
NEW YORK, NY 10007
HISTORIAN DAVID IRVING is still being held in Austria. Reports indicate that he is being forced to recant his views on the Jewish "holocaust" story. He is reportedly being told to recant, otherwise he won't be released! Please write to the Austrian embassy. [See NT #86 for addresses and email and phone of Austrian embassy.] In PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, [November 28] 70 people protested the arrest and imprisonment in Germany of "holocaust" denier Ernest Zundel. The media condemned them as "neo-Nazis" without any evidence. One demonstrator was arrested and is facing THREE YEARS in prison for supporting Zundel.
[Zionist thought control at work!]

U.S. military sources have admitted that the U.S. used WHITE PHOSPHOROUS bombs in the city of Fallujah last year. Independent journalist Dahr Jamal reported [November 23] that the U.S. destroyed 36,000 homes, 60 schools and 65 mosques in Fallujah.
News: Brief but Important with New Trend comments.
  1. Oakland, California: November 23. Caught on camera and shown on nationwide TV, Young African-American Muslims entered two liquor stores OWNED by YEMENI "Muslims." They smashed liquor bottles and related equipment worth $10,000. Police is looking for them. The Yemeni merchants association protested the vandalism.
    [Comment: Strangely the Yemenis did not comment on the acts of their own community. These are low down Muslims who present a terrible image of "Islam" by speaking Arabic but selling liquor, strictly forbidden in Islam.]
    There are 350+ liquors stores in Oakland, mostly in the Black community.
    [Observers say this is part of the creeping genocide of the African-American people.]

  2. Baghdad, Iraq: November 28. President Saddam Hussain was brought to court for "trial." He was carrying a Qur'an. He objected to being placed under surveillance of American occupier guards and being forced to climb up 4 levels of stairs. Mr. Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general, was in court to advise the defense. The U.S.- installed court is accusing the mujahid President of a "massacre" in 1982, a year in which the U.S. was allied to him and he was not Islamic!

  3. Kandahar, Afghanistan. November 22. India is complaining about an attack by the Taliban in which one of India's men was killed and India's engineering project in the area was shut down. Kabul, November 13. U.S. media described a martyrdom operation in front of NATO Headquarters. A Taliban martyr drove an explosives laden car into a NATO armored vehicle killing one German soldier, wounding 5 Kabuli troops. A second Taliban then drove up in another car and struck the NATO convoy, wounding 13 German soldiers and killing two Kabul police. A third Talib then appeared but his car was hit by heavy German return fire before he could hit. Mazar-e-Sharif. November 26. A NATO unit was attacked by gunmen. A SWEDISH soldier was killed and 3 wounded. The Kabul authorities have arrested 6 Afghans.
    [Comment: What are NATO troops doing in a Muslim country? It looks like a crusade.]
    Shahjoy, Zabul province: November 24: Two U.S. troops were killed in a Taliban attack.
    [Observers say most of the provinces of Zabul and Oruzgan are in Taliban control.

  4. Srinagar, occupied Kashmir. November 26. Indian army's 2nd Garhwal Regiment and 193rd Field Regiment have sealed off a forest area near the Gulmarg area in an attempt to capture mujahideen. This follows a grenade attack by elements of the "Islamic Front" on an Indian unit in which 4 Indian troops of the CRPF were killed and 3 wounded.

Iraq: Why the U.S. has Failed: Resurgent Islam Cannot be defeated by Military Power: Saddam Hussain's Role

[Dr. Kaukab Siddique has given six juma' khutbas in the last three months: three in central Baltimore, one in west Baltimore, one in Detroit, Michigan and one in Peekskill, New York. This last one in Peekskill, 55 miles north of New York City, on November 25, 2005, was followed up by a two hour presentation in the evening on Iraq and the "war on terror." The following are Dr. Siddique's main points.]
[Special thanks go to Br. Kwame and Br. Khalil who arranged the program and videotaped it.]

Theme: Muslims in America can play an important role in helping Americans understand WHY the U.S. and Islam should not be at war. Israel alone is the gainer from this war. If American Muslims stop grovelling and licking boots, they can reach out to the American people and bring about understanding leading to peace. [The rest of the speech is even more interesting as it deals with "Islam in America" and the "war on terror." You may obtain a DVD of the speech by sending a small amount for postage and handling to:
New Trend, P.O. Box 356, Kingsville, MD 21087.]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News [2 items]
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Ahmad Omar Abu Ali: Arab-American Convicted of Terrorism. Trial was a Complete Farce.

Abu Ali was a student at the Islamic University of Medina in Arabia. Suddenly he was arrested by the Saudis in the year 2000. He was kept in Saudi prison for almost 2 years where, he says, he was repeatedly tortured. Doctors who examined him after he was brought back to the U.S. corroborated the allegations of torture.

During the torture, Abu Ali "confessed" that he was linked to terrorists. Observers say that under Saudi torture, anyone can be made to "confess" anything.

However, the American judge who tried him would not let the defense bring up the issue of the "Saudi system" where torture is routinely used in total violation of human rights. Also the defense was not allowed t bring up indications that the Saudis were carrying out orders from the U.S. government to break Abu Ali.

Evenly more grossly, Abu Ali is accused of planning to assassinate President Bush. However, the person with whom he allegedly had this conversation DIED a YEAR BACK and is obviously not available as witness.

In February 2006, Abu Ali will be sentenced [probably to life]. This is "justice in America!"

Imam of Ohio's Biggest Mosque Stripped of Citizenship, Arrested, facing Deportation: His Crime?
Opposing Israel and Sending Support to Forces Fighting Israel.

As far back as 1989 and 1990, Imam Fawaz Demra condemned Israel. Looks like he supported the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The government got after him for concealing his ties with "terrorists" and supporting the Palestinians.

The government case was extremely weak. He was put in prison, then in home detention, then released, and now again arrested to be deported.

The Muslim community of his mosque is in a state of shock. Here are a few excerpts on the case as reported in Associated Press.

Haider Alawan, a Damra supporter and a member of his mosque, criticized officials for arresting Damra without warning and said the local Islamic community is upset with how he's been treated.

"What kind of a threat is he? He's been out all this time?" Alawan said. "Now his wife are children are back home crying and not knowing what to do."

Damra is being held in Detroit by federal authorities. A bond hearing is expected to take place next week before an immigration judge in Detroit. The immigration office will request that Damra be detained, Moskowitz said.

The Palestinian-born Damra, who is the imam, or spiritual leader, at the Islamic Center of Cleveland, immigrated to the United States in the mid-1980s.

The Islamic Center's board president, Dr. Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, said Damra was not present Friday to lead prayers. He said the mosque leadership would not comment on Damra's legal problems or who might replace him.

Damra garnered 70 percent of the mosque's support during a no-confidence vote before his trial. A new board of trustees there chose to keep him on in September as well.

"They are prosecuting him for something he may have done 20 years ago. They're hunting him down for that and they don't bother anyone else," said Saeid B. Amini, an attorney who has worked for Damra on non-criminal matters. "We are disappointed. It is a witch hunt."

U.S. District Judge James Gwin sentenced Damra to two months in prison and four months in home detention in September 2004. He also stripped Damra's citizenship but told prosecutors they couldn't begin deportation proceedings until after an appellate ruling.

A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously denied Damra's appeal in March. The judges said Damra clearly raised funds for a terrorist organization.

Militants Gain Legitimacy Through Quake Relief

Ashfaq Yusufzai [IPS is published from Italy.]

BALAKOT, Nov 28 (IPS) -

While people living in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), as the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir is officially known, and the adjacent North West Frontier Province (NWFP) had grown wary of the militant outfits, their efficiency and promptness in providing relief after the Oct. 8 earthquake has been winning hearts and minds.

"We commend them (militants) because they were the ones who reached here even before the army. They recovered the dead bodies and pulled hundreds of children from the debris of collapsed school buildings," said Gul Zameer, a Balakot-based health worker, when asked about the role of Jamaatud Dawa, the parent organisation of the banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (Soldiers of God).

"Our organisation happened to be the first to establish relief and medical camps in the quake-hit areas," Salman Shahid, chief of Jamaatud Dawa (JD), told IPS.

Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has admitted publicly that "an administrative vacuum created by the civil administration (immediately after the earthquake) has thus been filled by militant organisations".

Interestingly, these outfits count as members trained health workers, including doctors and whose services they were able to summon in establishing field hospitals in Kashmir and the NWFP.

Besides the army, the militant outfits, long based in these Himalayan tracts sandwiched between Afghanistan and Indian-administered Kashmir, are the only entities capable of translating relief and rehabilitation funds into real benefits for the victims.

Said Shahid: "We have operated upon some 700 quake victims for fractured limbs in Kashmir alone and have begun a massive reconstruction plan that includes the building of 400 mosques, 17,000 homes and 121 schools."

Shahid's group has also set up mobile hospitals, established tented villages and is building an orphanage on land acquired close to Rawalpindi, Pakistan's military hub.

A fear expressed by some is that the militants could turn the orphans into as recruits -- but for now, the main worry is still the safety of the large number of child survivors that have nowhere else to turn.

Besides the hospitals and orphanages, the JD has also been distributing essentials, ranging from crutches for the crippled, tents and hard cash.
The response of other major militant groups, such as the Al-Badr Mujahideen, Harkatul Mujahideen (HM) and smaller organisations have also come in for widespread praise.

More than a hundred HM activists had reached Balakot an hour after the calamity hit the region, recalled Omar Raees, a schoolteacher.

"It was because of their work that hundreds of dead bodies could be retrieved and the lives of many schoolgirls could be saved," said Raees, who lost 300 of his colleagues.

Organisations like the Jamaat-e-Islami's Al-Khidmat Welfare Society (AKWS) has tapped on the resources of HM to "assess the food needs of the quake survivors, who are then given foodstuff at the distribution points", said an operative.

"Some 10,000 volunteers, including doctors, were deployed in the towns and cities of Kashmir and NWFP in the first three days but we are now concentrating on the remote and inaccessible areas," said the JD chief.

"Only from Peshawar city, we have sent about 22 trucks loaded with relief goods, including blankets, medicines and quilts. The quantum of such goods sent from across the country runs into thousands of trucks," said Jamal, who supervises a Peshawar-based camp of the Dawa.

Last week, the United Nations was compelled to remind donors, in a statement, that "tens of thousands of earthquake survivors face death, hunger and disease, as well as prolonged displacement and homelessness."

"Even in the face of such generosity, the risk of a second disaster looms large," the U.N. statement said. "In order to save lives today, these pledges must be fulfilled immediately."

In the meantime, at least a part of the desperately needed funds is being collected by the militant groups, through the special camps they set up in cities like Balakot and Muzaffarabad, capital of AJK.

"Only the donation-collecting camps set up by the militant organisations are still aggressively engaged in the raising of funds," Jamal said, adding that they performed duties at such camps on rotation basis.

The only requirement for people assigned supervisory tasks at the fund-raising camps was that they be honest, said Jamal.

"We take no salary, because we want to please almighty Allah by helping the needy people in trying times," the bearded 22-year-old said.

Jammat-e-Islami, part of the coalition that runs the government in NWFP, has been sending medical teams from the government-run hospitals under the supervision of AKWS, mainly because army and authorities were missing from the scene.

"We had reached NWFP on Oct. 10, where we established emergency medical camps. Not only the patients were examined there, but they were also given food," said Mohammad Ajmal, a Peshawar-based doctor.

He said that AKWS had also been providing assistance to the medical teams of doctors from country and abroad by establishing camps for them in the quake-ravaged areas of NWFP and Kashmir.

"We are ready to render any sacrifice if called upon by the JD. These people have responded to the tragedy more swiftly than the government. We cannot forget the way they worked," a group of quake survivors at a relief camp told IPS in Balakot.

"There is no bar on the activities of the militant outfits as long as they serve a humanitarian purpose," said Major Gen. Shaukat Sultan, Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations.

Soon after the earthquake that measured 7.6 on the Richter scale, Pakistanis, including thousands of volunteers, had begun collecting donations and rushing to the troubled spots to see how they could help.

However, voluntary activities soon lost steam, especially because of a lack of funds and coordination and it was only the militant organisations which continued to work.

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