Zulq'idah 3, 1426/December 5, 2005 #88
Some good news: 3 Jamaat al-Muslimeen items The prison rights of
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar,
Egyptian-American, have been restored. He has been moved to
another section of the MCC prison plaza in New York. His family
can visit again and water has been restored. He faces life in
prison because he talked on the phone to opponents of Egypt's
dictator Hosni Mubarak.
In Vienna, Austria, historian David Irving, arrested for
'denying the holocaust' story, is standing firm. His wry
sense of humor is helping. According to the British daily
Telegraph, Irving found two of his famous books in the
prison library! He autographed them for the prison guards.
Later, when the authrorities found out about the books,
they had them removed. What a world the "holocausters"
live in: unable to stand up to scrutiny, they use outright
censorship. In this kafkaesque world, some say, Irving
should simply recant and get out of prison.
The bad news is that the FAKE QU'RAN report from
Sis. Nabila of Philadelphia was correct. Such moves
of cultural imperialism will be defeated, inshallah,
thru peaceful means by Islamic scholars. Islam today
is resurgent. Such fake moves will back fire, inshallah
Captive Lion of Iraq Roars at Tormentors: President Saddam Hussain
on Trial December 5, 2005. Mr. Ramsey Clark and defense lawyers
walked out of the court room when the judge would not listen to
their dismissal of the legitimacy of the court. Later they were
allowed to come back and complete their statement. The
prosecutors introduced a witness to claim torture carried out
by Saddam's people in 1982. The man was obviously a trained
"witness" who came prepared with details of torture which he
had not seen. It was HEARSAY evidence including horror stories
about a "meat grinder" straight out of American movies. The
"witness" was TEN YEARS OLD at the time of the alleged incidents.
Saddam Hussain called the witness affectionately "my son" and
said he realized he was under pressure to say what he was saying.
Saddam and others got up in court to call on the Iraqi people
to resist. The court, Saddam said, is an imperial agency working
for the U.S.
[New Trend comment: It's a violation of international law to
take over a country by force and then to put its president
on trial. The whole trial is a farce, and, observers say, as
Saddam stands up to the persecution, the Arab world and the
Muslim world increasingly stand up with him.]
[New Trend notes that the U.S. has been saying after 9.11
that torture of prisoners can be legitimate if it prevents
a terrorist attack. The same reasoning should be used to
defend Saddam if his people carried out torture on terrorists
funded from outside. In Dujail they tried to kill him.]
WAR NEWS: FROM NEW TREND'S MEDIA MONITOR PALESTINE: December 5.
A Palestinian from the Islamic Jihad organization broke through
Israeli security and gave his life to attack Israelis in the
town of Netanya. Five Israelis were killed and 35 wounded.
Israel has launched a military strike after the attack.
PAKISTAN: President Zia's Murder by Israel John Gunther Dean,
former U.S. ambassador to India reportedly wrote in an American
magazine, World Policy Journal, that President Zia ul-Haq of
Pakistan, was killed by the Israelis. Dean also says that in
1980 when he was ambassador in Lebanon, the Israelis tried to
kill Dean too.
[Readers might recall that the Pakistani President was killed
when his plane was blown up in flight. No arrests were ever
made. The murderers were so powerful that Pakistan could do
nothing about it.]
[Source: Daily Ummat, Urdu language daily, December 5, 2005,
[This item could not be verified independently.]
Top Al-Qaida leader Killed or Not Killed? On November 30, the
U.S. hit an Islamic safe house in northern Waziristan with a
missile from a pilotless spotter plane. The action was carried
out in coordination with Pakistani spies on the ground. As a
result, U.S. media announced that Rabea Hamza, top Islamic
leader in Al-Qaida, an Egyptian, second only to Osama and
al-Zawahiri, was killed in the strike along with two others.
On December 4, General Musharraf announced, during a visit
to Kuwait, that he was "200%" sure that Rabea Hamza was
killed in the strike. However, a news report received from
Al-Qaida by Al-Arabia television and published in the
prestigious Pakistani newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt, says that
the person killed in the missile strike was Suleman al-Maghrabi
[a North African], and the other two killed with him were
Tajik mujahids. The report says that Hamza is alive and in
a safe place. Clash in South Waziristan December 4. Pakistani
media report fighting in South Waziristan at Shakai where
Pakistani mujahideen killed a Pakistani soldier, and Pakistani
soldiers killed a mujahid and captured another. In
North Waziristan, electricity to Miran Shah city was cut
when a mujahideen rocket hit an electric station.
KARACHI: TERRORISTS LET LOOSE TO HIT PEACEFUL ISLAMIC MOVEMENT
Karachi city's leader of Jamaate Islami, Dr. Mairajul Huda,
accused General Musharraf of giving a free hand to MQM
terrorists to attack Islamic students. He was speaking at
a hospital where two Islamic student leaders, Ahmar Hamza
and Tariq, are being treated for serious wounds after being
shot, allegedly, by an MQM hit squad. Earlier in November,
another Islamic student, Farhan Arif, was killed, allegedly
by MQM gunmen. There have been no arrests as MQM rules the
city with Musharraf's support.
AFGHANISTAN: December 4: U.S. media stated, first, that
two U.S. helicopters crashed ['hard landing'] in southern
Afghanistan, and then later admitted that it was the
result of hostile fire. A Taliban spokesman confirmed
to Pakistani media that the Taliban shot down a U.S.
helicopter in Kandahar province and hit another which
later landed in trouble. The U.S. says 5 U.S. troops
were injured along with an Afghan soldier. Also,
December 2, Taliban killed the District Administrator
of Kandahar along with two policemen and wounded three
policemen. Pakistani papers report two more Taliban
successes. In one they killed one police officer and
wounded 5 in Helmand province. In another they killed 2
police in Logar province. It is now finally confirmed by
Pakistani news outlets that two Al-Qaida leaders escaped
from a prison near Kabul in JULY and the U.S. has been
unable to rcapture them in spite of hectic searches for
months. These are Omar al-Farooq from Indonesia and
Abdullah Hamdan from Syria.
KASHMIR: Indian troops killed two mujahideen in the Islamabad
area of Kashmir, one of them from Lashkare Taiba. The Indians
also killed a Muslim woman in Bandipura and another civilian
in a forest outside Srinagar. In mujahideen responses, 5 Indian
police were wounded in one grenade attack, In another grenade
attack in the Taral area, 4 Indian soldiers and 2 police were wounded.
Why are America's Best So Poor in Intellectual Content? by our
media monitor Larry King, Mr. Warren, the Bible, Hitler and
"the Holocaust." Larrry King on CNN has made a name for himself.
As a result he is able to invite personalities who are considered
"famous" or whom he wants to promote. A few years back, Larry King
interviewed Yasir Arafat. In the middle of the interview, King
suddenly leaned forward, pointed to himself and said:
"I am a Jew. Did you know that?" Arafat was unable to say
anything. The point seemed to be, I am a Jew but am so open-minded
that I am interviewing you on my show. No one has dared to ask
Larry King: Why do you use a totally non-Jewish name? Shouldn't
it be Kingberg or Kingstein? Why do you try to deceive your
audience. On December 2, 2005 Larry King interviewed the famous
Christian evangelist Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life .
Both the author and Larry King showed that their intellectual level
is not very high. Their fame is probably based on the spiritual
vacuum which exists in America. Here are a couple of examples from
the December 2 show: Mr. Warren claimed that the Bible is "the
word of God." Mr. Warren inadvertently showed that he has not
STUDIED the Bible. After saying that it is God's word, he quoted
1 Corinthians from the New Testament. Even an elementary scholar
of the Bible would know that 1 Corinthians is a letter WRITTEN BY PAUL
to a Church in Corinth. No scholar can claim that it is the word of
God or of Jesus, pbuh.
[Mr. Warren has sold milions of books! Amazing!]
When Mr. Warren started talking about God's love, Larry King
came up with the ultimate objection in his arsenal. If every
human is from God, King asked, how come God let Hitler kill
SIX MILLION JEWS. Mr. Warren was slightly taken aback but then
managed to say that "God was weeping" when Hitler killed the
six million. This is America. Here, on the major media, one
cannot discuss serious issues. Mr. Warren could have asked
King, HOW DO YOU KNOW HITLER KILLED SIX MILLION JEWS? Do you
have any documentary evidence? Where has the "Hitler order"
been published which put into motion the tremendous resources
needed to kill six million people? If Mr. Warren had asked
such a question, that would have been the end of his career.
No more MASS SALE of The Purpose Driven Life!
[In the light of highly advanced revisionist scholarship,
shouldn't the Jews be happy that six million Jews were not
killed and there was no gassing of one million people at
Auschwitz? I would be happy if I were to find that one million
Iraqis DID NOT die during the U.S.-imposed sanctions. Why
should one want one's people to be dead? It has something to
do with the tremendous transfer of funds from America to the
killer-gangster state which calls itself Israel.]
Within minutes of his discussion about God and philosophy
with Mr. Warren, Larry king was talking to Alla Wartenberg,
a Jewish "stripper"
[a woman who takes her clothes off in front of male crowds
who pay to see her naked].
Alla, King told his audience, has become a millionaire through
her "stripping" and does business with Donald Trump, who was
also on with Larry King. Such is the corruption of the people
who are at the top in America. They have no standards and the
media present them as role models!
Dr. Kaukab Siddique's
writings now available as Pamphlets for Easy Distribution:
Dr. Gamal Badawi's Blunders about the Meaning of Jihad.
U.S. Muslims as Spies? Rebuttal of Mahdi Bray &
Johari A. Malik's Press Conference.
Leading Jewish groups attack Dr. Siddique: A Calm Reply.
An Analytical look at Stephen Schwartz' Wahhabi Bogey.
Decoding Tom Friedman by Mike Whitier
"Moderate Islam" in Abu Dharr's Shredder.
[A response to Dr. Muqtedar Khan's views.]
Family Feels Deserted By those who Claimed to be Best Friends.
ISNA, ICNA, CAIR DESERTED PROF. SAMI al-ARIAN.
[Excerpts from The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2, 2005
refer to this situation indirectly]
For Americans on the whole — and for Muslim Americans especially —
recent history has arranged itself into what was true in the days
before September 11, 2001, and what has been true since.
The Al-Arians have their own personal milestone. The date that
most sharply divides their lives into the categories of "before"
and "after" is February 20, 2003 — "2/20," as they refer to it —
the day Mr. Al-Arian was arrested at his home, in Tampa, and
indicted by the federal government.
Before that February 20, when talk-show pundits like Bill O'Reilly
were Mr. Al-Arian's accusers, the scholarly community rallied
behind him and defended his academic freedom. As soon as his
accuser was the federal government, however, most of that
support quickly evaporated.
The sheer heft of the indictment no doubt scared a lot of
people off. It ran to more than 120 pages and drew heavily
on nine years of secret wiretapping of Mr. Al-Arian's
telephones by the FBI.
Abdullah said he understands why his father's supporters
were spooked when the indictment came out. But he can't
understand why they have stayed spooked — especially given
that the government's case, he said, has turned out to
consist almost entirely of circumstantial evidence.
"There's a difference between being initially shocked and
surprised and overwhelmed," Abdullah said, "and continuing
to be silent and muted for years after the fact."
The children have always asserted their father's innocence,
but they have often lacked for company. "We felt we were all
alone after it happened," Abdullah said.
A month after his arrest, Mr. Al-Arian was denied bail and
sent into solitary confinement in Florida's Coleman Federal
Penitentiary, 75 miles away from the family's home. He was
limited to one phone call a month, and was denied even that
for almost half a year.
According to a letter written to the Federal Bureau of Prisons
by Amnesty International, he was denied any access to clocks,
which kept him from observing Muslim daily prayers. The same
letter said that when Mr. Al-Arian left his cell to meet
with his lawyers, he was shackled hand and foot and made to
transport his stacks of legal paperwork by carrying them on
As the trial drew near, Mr. Al-Arian and his lawyers found out
that they would not be permitted to submit evidence about the history
of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory — something
they had planned as a key part of their case. They also
discovered that while the government was allowed to choose
and submit into evidence the contents of 200 to 300 wiretapped
phone calls, the defense would not be allowed to select any calls
from those nine years of FBI surveillance to build its own narrative.
Another group that has remained strangely quiet about their
father's case, say Abdullah and Laila, is the circle of national
Muslim leaders to which Mr. Al-Arian once belonged.
"I think the Muslim community is so afraid when they think of
my father's case," Laila said. "He was the one guy who was
always putting himself out there. He was speaking, making
public appearances. He was always in the forefront."
[Abdullah and Laila are Prof. Al-Arian's children.]
[New Trend thanks Dr. Abdul Alim Shabazz for this information.]
Hampton University [Virginia] students tried to Protest the War,
AIDS & Katrina: Found themselves in Police State: Publicity of
Partying/Drinking Permitted:Posters of Protest Forbidden
[Excerpts from student activists follow: New Trend urges HU
officials to respond.]
Corporate Plantation: Heavy-handed Repression Of Recent
Student Activism by John Robinson and Brandon King November 30, 2005
... [The planned protest activities] included speeches, chants,
poetry, and musical performances. Earlier that day an
international student was subjected to intense interrogation
by the Dean of Women and was told by the Hampton University
police that she would be shadowed by a cop. At twelve noon
Brandon King began to speak to about 75-100 students in the
Student Center about our plans for the day. We handed out
information on the Iraq war and the Katrina disaster. Then
armed HU police abruptly shut down our activities. The HU
police booked several people just because they were wearing
stickers and other paraphernalia that advertised our events.
They booked people who weren't even wearing paraphernalia
because they looked suspicious. The police used hand-held
camcorders to record the faces of the activists without
our permission. They attempted to intimidate the student
onlookers by their random targeting. Three of us were singled
out as leaders by the Dean of Men and HU police, who
temporarily confiscated our students ID cards. The next day,
one leader of our group, Brandon King, was told by a
Hampton University Lieutenant Detective that, despite the
fact that he was a "hometown athlete," he would be expelled
if he did not cooperate and give up the names of other group members.
Now Brandon, three sophomore activists, a junior activist,
a non-affiliated supporter and myself have all been summoned
to an administrative hearing for violating the code of student
conduct by "actions to cajole or proselytize students",
"distributing and/or posting unauthorized information", and
"violating the administrative guidelines for student
demonstrations". The students were given notice at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 18 to appear at an administrative hearing at
10:00 a.m. Monday, November 21. This short notice obviously
made it virtually impossible for the students to organize
support from lawyers, parents, witnesses, other students,
and sympathetic organizations both on campus and in the
wider community. Nevertheless, the administration received
many calls and e-mails and agreed on Monday morning to
postpone the hearings indefinitely. Upon returning to school
from thanksgiving break on Monday November 28, the students
learned that the hearings had been rescheduled! for Friday, December 2.
Shortly before the break, students met with local reporters in a
nearby shopping center owned by the administration. As the
students described to the reporters the repressive conditions
they face at Hampton University, a Hampton University cop sent
by the Dean of Students confirmed the students' allegations.
He pulled his squad car to within inches of the camera man and
cut short the interview by stepping in between the camera man
and the student interviewee. After the reporters put their
camera away inside their car, the police still demanded that
they leave the property. The video footage of these events was
shown on the nightly news. The story also appeared the next
day as the cover story in the local newspaper, The Daily Press.
The Dean of Students, in turn, wrote a letter to the editor of
the Daily Press responding that the school encourages
peaceful protest, and the kids who face discipline refused
to use the legitimate routes. This letter was mass copied and
two copies were placed on every dorm door on campus.
The students also face charges of violating the guidelines set
forth by the Administration on student demonstrations. It has
been our experience that the provisions which control student
demonstrations as delineated in the Student Handbook
effectively prevent any expression of dissent, and therefore
any semblance of democracy. This is because any demonstration,
march, vigil, or rally on campus must be called by an
officially recognized student group and approved in advance
by the Chief of Police and Director of Student Activities.
Any student group that might call for such actions never gets
recognized by the Administration in the first place.
Hampton University's administration has shown time and time again
that it will not recognize, nor give any legitimacy to our
organizations and our causes. We have repeatedly been denied
access even to the Administration's own procedures through
which groups are evaluated and then either recognized or
denied recognition. Our applications have never been afforded
the hearings and votes to which we are supposed to be entitled.
The Administration, whenever it feels like, simply announces
that "there is a moratorium" on new student organizations."
The administration was very clear in its opposition to our
agenda from the very beginning. When we put up the posters
and fliers across campus at night, they organized police teams
during the day to march through the campus and snatch down
every paper. But the corporate elitist ethos cultivated by
Hampton still had to be counteracted, so we put up more...and
more. The administrative response was always swift but never
swift enough, each time more overtly repressive than before.
Meanwhile, students and other groups, whether officially
recognized or not, routinely pass out unauthorized fliers
and put up unauthorized advertisements on campus daily.
The advertisements are usually promoting parties, bars and
other venues for alcoholic consumption. The administration
rarely interferes with this activity and never punishes
those who engage in it. But the activists at Hampton put
up posters about a social justice-oriented student walk-out,
and passed out information on the brutal, highly unpopular
War in Iraq, and they alone are threatened with the penalties
outlined in the student handbook. This selective enforcement
of the rules reveals the true nature of the Hampton administration.
The Hampton Model as Apparatus of Exploitation Some of the
Hampton police who harassed us said that they just "had to
do their job." Just for clarification, their bosses are the
University President Dr. William R. Harvey, who is a Bush
appointee to the Federal National Mortgage Association, and
a Board of Trustees bounteous with Bush-Cheney campaign
beneficiaries. A close friend of President Harvey especially
relevant to this discussion is the commencement speaker he
selected this past spring, Alphonso Jackson, Bush's Secretary
of Housing and Urban Development. Jackson has made a priority
of cutting back access by poor black people to subsidized
Section 8 housing. Shortly after hurricane Katrina, Jackson
told the Houston Chronicle that most of the black population
of New Orleans should not be allowed to return, and that
New Orleans in the future will be a predominantly white city.
The University president has often shown this same contempt
for the Black community. A recent example is when he was
asked by a few members of our group at a Town Hall Meeting,
the reason why the school did not have an aids awareness group.
President Harvey responded that we probably did not need one
because everyone knows about Aids. The girls did not accept
that answer because they knew that AIDS disproportionately
affected Blacks, and the Hampton Roads area was in the Top
ten AIDS infected areas...therefore they started a campus
AIDs group the next week.
When providing an even closer look at the educational environment
of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), one
will gain a clearer understanding of its purpose in society
and also its setting for which student resistance to its
educational model originated. William Watkins explained how
with the creation of HBCU's more specifically, Hampton Normal
and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University) "played
no small role in creating a comprador class for the twentieth
century. Black compradors have anchored the Black South.
They have been pious, conservative, obedient, and loyal to
the sociopolitical order. They have supported gradualism,
incrementalism, and non-violence over revolution. They have
provided a sometimes prosperous middle class without which
the capitalist economy could not have stabilized. They have
acted as a buffer in the South, providing business services,
education, religion, fraternal orders, and hope to a people
battered by slavery, sharec! ropping, violence and four
centuries of oppression."
The most prominent black advocate for this model was Armstrong's
neophyte Booker T. Washington. Because blacks faced oppression
and political repression on a daily basis, W.E.B. Du Bois felt
this reality should not go ignored. He pleaded with Washington
to address these realities by stating "It is wrong to
encourage a man or a people in evil doing; it is wrong to
aid and abet a national crime simply because it is unpopular
not to do so... We have no right to sit silently by while the
inevitable seeds are sown for a harvest of disaster to our
children, black and white." In saying this, Du Bois draws the
line between himself and supporters of Armstrong and
Washington's form of education and indoctrination. When
black students rebel against the existing social order, they
are looked at as deviant because they buck an educational
model that truly does not function in their favor.
Student Resistance Through the Years At Hampton University in
2005, this student resistance has been more intense perhaps
than ever before. In the wake of such social atrocities as
the Katrina disaster, black students have achieved a much
higher degree of political consciousness than in previous
years. The student activist group at Hampton, whose members
are now being threatened with expulsion, has worked tirelessly
for years promoting consciousness on social issues and providing
ways for students to become involved.
In the Fall of 2002, students attempted to get Dr. Taye
Wolde-Semayat, a former political prisoner in Ethiopia and
President of the Ethiopian Teachers Union, to speak on campus.
He had been released following a five-year campaign by
Amnesty International, the National Union of Teachers,
and teachers' unions around the world. Hampton University
refused to allow him to speak on campus. The Vice President
of Student Affairs, Dr. Bennie McMorris, signed a form which
would allow for Dr. Taye to speak on campus but later
rescinded his signature and refused to allow the event to
take place on campus. The students got a local church as
a venue for Dr. Taye to speak. These students also organized
massive carpooling for students to attend the event. Over
200 people, including community and church members, students,
and faculty attended the event which was held two miles
away from the campus.
Securing the Future
That has not stopped us from organizing. We've managed to
have our meetings in random classrooms on campus through
developing really good relationships with campus workers.
Many students see the need to address social justice issues
through activism and education. Even though the University
does not provide an environment conducive to activism or
allocate any resources to our group, we've managed not
only to function, but to grow. Our membership has
increased exponentially and the members are more passionate
than ever. The administration is now attempting to stifle
this growth by singling out the next generation of activists
and trying to scare them into committing themselves to the
Hampton Model. When the HU police and administration
stopped our gathering, some of the members of our group
felt demoralized. We thought that the intimidation of
students by the Campus police and Administration meant
that we had failed. But seeing how energized the campus
became after the incident helped us change the way we saw
the situation. Although the police prevented us from making
the point that we intended to make, the students ultimately
were made conscious in a much deeper way that could not have
been achieved through our speeches and poetry. The students
saw what their school's administration was really for by
seeing what it was against. Students saw first hand what
happens when students stand up for human rights and social
justice. So many students openly express their anger with
the way Hampton handled the situation. Students have been
very supportive and sympathetic with what we are doing
at Hampton. Students who wouldn't have normally been involved
are now compelled to be active after watching their school
reveal its "true colors". The administration was so arbitrary
and ruthless that it threatened an unaffiliated supporter
with expulsion. It seems that even moral support for activism
is a grave violation to Hampton's administration. These
recent events have exposed the true nature of Hampton
University, its educational model, how it fits into the
rest of society, and above all else, why it should be resisted.
As students face administrative hearing that promise to be as
grossly undemocratic as the proceedings thus far, it is
imperative that we send a message to Hampton officials that
they cannot get away with this. We have gotten much support
from students on campus, as well as individual and groups
outside the school who share our passion and recognize the
interconnectedness of our plights. However we still need a
lot more. By singling out the younger activists, the school
figures it can "nip activism in the bud" and it is thus our
duty to make it clear that they can do no such thing. It is
vital that African Americans are able to express their
concern about the issues that so uniquely and
disproportionately affect our community. This remains
true despite the large sums of money the university
receives from the military and other places for
maintaining a docile student body.
Call the school! Let Hampton administrators know how you feel.
Tell them to drop all charges against the students, recognize
the activist club as an official student organization, and
craft a free speech policy that doesn't criminalize dissent.
Dr. Bennie McMorris, Vice President for Student Affairs
Woodson Hopewell, Dean of Men
Jewel Long, Dean of Women
John Robinson is an organizer at Hampton University. He is one
of the students charged in violation of the
Hampton University Student Code of Conduct. He is a
senior sociology major from Washington D.C.
Brandon King is also both an organizer at Hampton U and one
of the students charged in violation of the Hampton University
Student Code of Conduct. He is a senior sociology major and a
native of Chesapeake VA.
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